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A ril 1. 187.9
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Towanda, April 188611:
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MEAT — MARKET!
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FRESH AND SALT MEATS,
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The undersigned haying purihised from Mr.
McKean Ike COAL YARD
AT THE FOOT OF PINE STREET, NEAR THE
Invites the patronage of his old friend; and the
public generally. I shall keeps full assortment
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"BEPORTER? I , OFFICE.
Short days flying, swift years rolling,
Downward toward etendty;
Ere we understand our longings,
Oft the open grave we see.
' Care Wand wishes crowd together, - •
7 Changing ever In the breast ;
With the morning comes the. knowledge,
Joy fulfilled can give no rest.
Schemes of life and plans for living,
Fancy bide us ever try ;
But their sweet felfUlment niter
Brings us that for which we sigh.
Young, we fancy pleasure deathless,
A faretretchlng wonderland;
;- Soon it fades, and sorrow follows,
On the desert waste we stand.
Yes, from out the brightest morning
Oft we harvest bitter pain;
Joya soon past ; for lightly gathered,
Life so frultiese and so vain t
Ah what weary hours of tonging,
Lost occasion brings the mind!
flow the wounded soul may languish,
Never balm or healing find. •
Then, when evening closes on thee,
Weep not as thine hones depart ;
Only peace'and holy stillness
' Gather close within thineleart.
Then, the woes of life forgetting.
From its stain and guilt set free,
R ill thy last and lowly pillow,
Like the tender rose-leaf-be.
hi. Martha, but no one called - her so—
lived on the outskirts of a •small
Her father, was a farmer, but not a
prosperous one. Nature, with her
frosts and drouths, was always get
ting.the upper-hand of him, and the
crops which he.raised were sure to be
those which brought the lowest price
in the market. The canker-worm
stripped his apple: tree, and a late
frost hlighted the torn And oats. He
had themisfortune to buy a cow
wiii4 introduced the cattle disease
into'his farm-yard, and Creamer,
Spotty. and Whiteface—the three
cows that always filled their pails the
fullest and made the most golden
butter—sickened an died.
This was the question which Mar
tie puzzled over from . day to day,
coming at last to the conclusion that
she•mustAry her luck in,the big world
which she had seen so little of out
side of her own small village. She
would go to London, and, ifs possible,
find there a situation as governess,in
which she Could at least provide for
her own support. -
Her mother let fall a few quiet
tears over the plan, and smiling pa
tiently through them said, 'Ask
your father." Mt. Woodbridge said
"NoP at first; but baring lain awake
allinight over his difficulties; he call
ed,Martie to him, kissed her solemn
lyrrgave a weary sigh, and with It his
go it came to pass that on a cool,
crisp- October morning, when the
woods were at their brightest autumn-
al flush, and the frrost had stiffened
the grsss into little silvery blades
and spears, and made the few pale
flowers that lingered by the roadside
hang their heads, Martie "put on her
bravest smile, made hopeful,Comfort
ing little speeches, kissed them all
gaod-bye at home—the dear old
ome, so full of joys and troubles—
and started for London to put into
that great, hurrying, driving, jostling
market the modest wares she had to
Martie was eager and full of, hope;
but, alas! how much eagerness and
hopefulness go down to death each
day, in the frantic rush and scramble
for the croodAhings going. Martie in
the great city, looking for work to
do, seemed like a quiet little wren
trying to pick up a worm or a crumb
where hawks and vultures were
snatching and clawing for plunder.
Martie was met the moment she
stepped from the train by an old
friend of the family, who had kindly
promised to receive her at the house,
and- do what she could to assist her.
The next day, early in the morning,
a modest, initiretending little adver
tisenient was sent to one of the daily
newspapers. What a stupendous
affair it seemed to Martie, and how
her unsophisticated little heart beat
at the thought of it. Nothiag could
come of it that day, howevbr; and
while she goes out with Allen to do
a little shopping, and stare at a few ,
of the city lions, let us take a look:
at the quarters she' s fallen into.
. Mrs. Allen kep t a small private
lodging house, Vet.) select and very
genteel. Its inmats were the learn.:
ed -Professor Bigwig and family,
from whose presence a certain
literary aroma was supposed to per
vade the atmosph e ; the.brilliant
Colonel Boreas; he t
his . own account—o numberless bat
tles ; ta rising young lawyer, with his
pretty, blushing girl wife, . all fresh
and lovely in her new bridal toilet; a
rich widow and her still richer daugh
ter, who it was said, was soon to be
come the helpmate of the clerical
membecof the household, the Rev.
Paul Apollos; and last, though not
least, the representative;of the fine
arts, Mr. Raymond, an artist, whose
pictures tad won golden praises frofn
critics and connoisseurs, and golden
praises from purchasers.
Mr. Raymond was Martie's left
hand neighbor at the table. With
the first glance at his dark face, iron
' gray hair and mustache, and deep ,
set gray fyes, she felt rather inclined
' to be afraid of him. When he smiled,
she liked him better, and thought the
gray eyes looked kind, and as she
felt very shy and lonesome awing all
these strange faces, she was glad to
have him talk a little to her, and
take care that she was_ provided with
all she wanted. .
On the second morning after her
arrival in the city Martie's advertise
ment appeared. Mrs. Allen sent a
paper up to her room before she was
out of bed, so that almost as soon as
her eyes were opeti she had begun to
hope, and to be afraid, and to won
der if, out of so many people who
she supposed would come to see her,
any one of them would think well
enough of her to, want her services.
Martie was very painstaking .with
her toilet that morning: She wanted
to look her beat. She spent twice
the usual time over her wavy, gold._
brown heti; and
~irkin sh . o had put
on-her pretty "gray-` 4iniai—ibe geay
was for:moridng," h 54. the. - bliek silk-
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PL, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 1880.
for afternoons—aid fastened the
dainty spotless-colhir and cup, she
dallied fully five minutes over her
little stock of ribbons; trying this
one, and that, and went down at last s
to breakfast, .looking, to' Mr. Ray=
mond's artist eyes, which took hei in
at a glance, like a wild rose just out
of a thicket, with the dewy morning
brightness brimming in 'her brown'
eyes, the pipk of the rose petals in
her eheeksouni soft, warm, shimmer
ing sunbeams woven into the ripple
of her brown hair. How his artist
fingers longed for canvass and colors,
to give to his beloved St. Agnes 'that
beautiful hair I
But the wild rose might as well
have been blooming in her native
thicket. In vain Martie peeped from
the' front windows, and held her
breath.irhen the door bell rang. No
one came to see the gray dress that
The black : dress fared better.f It
Was called upon, and Martin went
down to the parlor with her heart in
her mouth, to meet the grand lady
whose carriage and . dashing horses
she had watched as they drewlup in
splendid style before the house; ; But,
alas! Martie was not .experienced,
and Martie was too yonni , , and;
though madame did not say so,
Martin was too pretty, for there was
a grown-up son in the family, and
to set yoath and beauty before him
in the shape of . a governess would
be tempting Providence. Madame
was very sorry, hoped this and that,
and swept gracefully out to her car
riage, while Martie. mounted with
rather a slow step to her little toui-
story room to watch and wait,and
,everybody would find her
too young. She was not' to blame
for it, anyhow, she said to herself,
trying to coax .a laugh.
No one else came that day, but the
next morning there was an early call
for "the lady who advertised:' Mar
tie was glad she had on the gray
dress; . perhaps she looked older in it.
But gray or black was all' the same;
she Was again weighed in the - balatice
and :found wanting—,not in.. years
this tiple, buil in ilerman; and as
one. weary hour after' another went
by, and no other, applicants appear
ed, Martie grew heavy hearted. Her
advertisement was to appear for
three days. Two had already pass-
ed, resulting only in disappointment,
Mrs; Allen_ tried to _encourage her,
but when night came, and the, six
o'clock dinner, Martie felt sad and
"I hope no one has made arrange
ments to carry you off Just yet," Mr.
Raymond said, as he took a seat be
side 'her at their end of .the long
"No,"' said Mattie. "No one
wants me. I'm too young, and I
don't know . German." And a big
round tear rolled over into her tea
" There's no cause for discourage
ment in that I assure you,". said Mr.
Raymond.; " I know people who
would now find fault with you 9n
Then he went-on talkihg to her in
such a pleasant way that she soon
became interested, forgot MIL' her
troubles and the tear in her teacup, '
and was as merry as though she had
been- older and had knowhi German.
Mr. Raymond stayed down stairs
until ten o'clock, read aloud an old
time fireside story, and \kept the ball
of conversation rolling in such pleas
ant channels that the evening was
gone before Manic knew it, and in
spite of all her disappointment it bad
somehow been. the pleasantest one
She had spent there, .
The next morning a lady came to
see 3lartie in behalf of her mother
in-law, and Manic engaged to go on
the following day to see the place
There was no poetry about Mrs.
Myrick. She was pure,
ted ; wanted her girls tohave a good,
strong eddication—no limericks, no
furrin language to. jabber in. She
was, willing_ to pay good wages—
would give a governess £2O a year
and her hoard ; but she mustn't ex
pect much waiting on.. They didn't
keep any servants—didn't need , any ;
a pity 'twould be if two hearty girls
like 'hers couldn't do their own work.
Poor Manic. She would not say
no at once, because this was, thus
far, her only chance ; so she promised
to give an answer soon, and went
hack to her room praying heaven to
send her something better.
She thought' her prayer was an
swered when a gentleman called that
evening, talked with her about his
three little girls, and seemed well
satisfied with the modest account she
gave of - herself. He was very par
ticular about music, however, and
would be glad to hear Mrs. Wood
bridge . pl.sy. Their interview had.
1 taken place in -the kindly - shelter of
the quiet little reception room ; but
the piano was in the big' parlor, and
in there the professor and the Rev.
Paul Apoltos were discussing earth
and heaven. The Colonel was stalk
ing about showing off his martial
figure, and the young bride, by the
side of her new lord, was holding
court in the midst of a lively circle
Shy, bashf ul Manic! how could
she play before all these people ?
Poor, timid little wren, that had just
crept from under the mother wing
and flown out of her nest ! Could
she show what sweet music she knew
bow to make with a 'crowd of listen
There were none of the airs and
graces of the music-pounding young
'woman abent Martie, as she dropped
down upon the piano-stool and took
a moment's grace before entering up !
on the dreadful ordeal. 'Twas no
use Waiting, but, oh, if the gentle
man would but sit down I Why will
he stand beside her and watch her
poor, frightened fingers as they trip
and stumble, give a wild:jump for a
distant note and miss it, make a dive
for one o:lave and light on another,
and last lose , their way altogether
and goon 'chasing each other up, and
down the 'key-bow.l. 3fattbiknows
the pie's* she is trying tdplay as well
sufshe knoWs her name * Ent it lies
out - of her head and alimairay from
her-fimerOnd ahe ends at;lastivith
ARMEN OF -DIEMICIATION FROM ANY4killatTEß.
ing her hair stand up straight on her
head as she does it.
The gentleman viasomuch obliged,"
left Almost immediately, and Martie,
In a state of grief and mortification,
was: rushing through the hall, ex
elaiming, with a sob, as she covered
her face with - her hands, "What shall-,
I do ?" when she was suddenly stop
ped at the foot of the stairs by Mr.
"-My dear child," said he,' " don't
take it so to heart. I've heard you
'play that piece before, and thought
bow well you did it ; but, of couise,.
you , couldn't play with all those
people staring and listening. The
man•was a brute to ask you to do it."
"Oh, no; it. is I who am such a
simpleton," said Martie ; u but ydu
are very good to me ;" and,she hur
ried on up stairs, longing to get
'where-nobody could see her, but feel
ing comforted' a 'little even then, by
the tender sympathy which had done
its best to console her.
Once in her own room the flood
gates were opened,, and Manic cried
over what she - called her disgraeeful
failure, until she had suceeded in get
ting a raging headache. Then she
went to bed with the determination
of writing in' the • morning, to Mrs.
- Myrick, informing that lady that she
was ready to, accept her otter and
enter upon the " eddication " of her
daughters. But before she had time
to carry her resolution into effect
Mrs. Myrick herself appeared, hav
ing made' up her Mind that Martie
would not do for them. She hadti't
been brought up in their ways, and
was like to be•too pertickler.
Thus vanished all hopes of success
from advertising. airs. Allen next
advised that Martie should try one
of the educational -agencies in the
city, and an application was accord
ingly- made. Then followed more
days of anxious waiting and hopes
deferred, resulting at last in a visit
and a generous o ff er`from a lady who
I won' 3.4artiels T heart at the outset with
her pleasant! face and winning ways,
and her gentle, motherly talk about
the little boy and the two little girls
at hoine, for who she wanted a
teacher and .a comp' Pion. But, alas !
thatlhome lay huT dreds of '= miles
~ It seemed to Martie like going to
,the ends of the earth. She had
twenty-four hours in which to de
cide spent half. the time in waver
ing petween yes and no—between
the courage to go and the home-sick
ness that crept over her heart at the
very thought of it. Then scolding
herself for a genuipe coward, she
made up her mind that go she must,
and go she would.
" What?" exclaimed Mr. Raymond
in a tone of surprise. " Have you
really made up your mind to go so
far from home and all your friends ?"
" Yes, I must go," said- Martie,
with a little quiver in her voice.
" Please don't say anything to dis- 1
" I wouldn't for the world," re
turned Mr. Raymond, "only I know
of ' a situation nearer home,-which
you can have if you will accept it.
Come into the reception-room, and I
will tell you aboUt it."
Martie was all eagerness now. How
delightful if, after all, she should not
be obliged to make an exile of lief
" It is a companion, not a teacher,
that is wanted," Mr. Raymond con
tinued. "Would you be willing to
take a situation as companion ?".
Martie's face. fell • a little, but she
" I should be very glarl to take
such a situation, if I could fill it.
Do you think I could ?",, '
"I'm sure you could."
"Do you know' the •person who
wants a companion - ?"
4, ye s. ”
" WhO is it?" '-
"Yourself? how—what—". The
exact question which Martie intend
ed asking just here must be left to
the imagination, since she did not,
seem to be quite clear about- t her
Mr. Raymond continued : " Yes,
it iil., Martie. I want you for my
co 'panion, my wife." The gray eyes
twi kled as he asked, " Will you
tak the situation?"
An hour later Mrs. Allen entered
the room,• ext•laiming - "Bless my
sea 1" as she stumbled upon an un
mistakable pair of lovers.
"My dear Mrs. Allen," said Mr.
Raymond, taking his blt3hing ".cora
pardon " by the hand, and leading
her to the astonished. old lady, "I
know you will. be glad to hear that
Martie will not now be able to make
an engagement with that lady ; she
has already made on with me."
THE origin of the phrase "eating
.crow" is appropriately revived in .
these convention days An old farm
er on the Hudson, below Albany,
took summer boarders to eke out the
profits of his farm. He sold the best
of his farm products, holvver, and'
often 'palmed off on his boarders
" store " articles bought at a lower.
price. To.their murmurs he replied •
"I kin eat , anything, I tin eat a
crow." This remark wag repeated
so often `that one of the guests finally
shot a crow and got theqook to pre
pare it for dinner. Fearful!, however,
that the farmer might have stomach
for even such a dish, the bird was
liberallyseasoned while cooking with
Scotch snuff. The farmer was rather
taken back when the dish was placed
before him, but had too much pluck
to give in eaten without a trial and
attacked the bird, with the remark:
I ki4 io it." At the second bite he
repel ,"I kin.eat crow," and, as
he suddenly suspended the operation
of cutting the third mouthful and
began; a retreat toward the door,' he
added, "but dang me if I hankeer
arter it I"
KANKAKER has a illiool3 who beats
them all in the way of doing a job of mat
rimonial splicing with neatness and des
patch. This is the formula: "Have 'et?"
..y eg ot di tw o n oi r ~yeLty
rhlld;so. l '
"What a beautiful sight exclaimed
Mrs. - Jonesnpturotudy, as she looked
out oierlfie, scene ry from a
Petiasytriuila-cailmat Ver t " , ie.
Cl a —l°2°4\ :1W tt;14V 1::1411' 114111
GEN. GARFIELD'S SPEECH
- - •
At the Unveiling of the Soldiers' Hon
• ' aliment at Painesville, Ohio,
July ad, ISSO.
Fzi.Low Crirms: 'I 'cannot fail
to respond on such an occasion, in
sight'of such a monument, to such a
cause, sustained by such men. While
I have listened to what my friend
has said, two questions have been
sweeping thrungti my heart.. One
was,. " What dogs the monument
mean ?" and the,other, " What will
the monument teach ?" Let. me try
and ask you fora moment to help nip
to answer what ddes the monument
mean. 0, the Monument means' a
world of memories, a world of deeds
and a world of tears and a world of
glories. You know, thousands know,
what it is to offer up your life to the
country, and that is no small thing,
as every soldier knows. Let ma-put
the question to you : For a moment
suppose your country in the awfully
embodied form of majestic law should
stand above you and say : " I want
your life; •come up here on the plat
form and offer it." flow-many-would
walk up before that majestic presence
and say: "here I am ; take this life
and .use it for your needs?" And
yet almost two million of men made
that an s wer, and a monument stands
yond .!r to commemorate their ariswer.
This is one of its' meanings. But,
my friends, let me try you a little
further. To give up life is much, for
ft is to give up wife and home and
child and ambition, bUClet me test
you this way further. Suppose this
awfully majestic form Should call out
to you and say: ."I ask you to give
up health and drag yourself, not
dead, but halt alive, through a miser
able existence for Jong years until
you perish and die in your crippled
and hopeless condition."ask you
to volunteer to do that, and it balls
fur a higher reach of patriotism and
self-sacrifiee, hut hundreds of thou
sands of you soldieis did that' That
is what the monument means also
But let me ask you to go one ptep
further. Suppose your country should
shy: "Come here on this platfOrm
and in my name and. for my sake
consent to. be idiotS; 'consent that
your very brain and intellect shall
be broken down into hopeless idiocy
for my sake." flow many could be
found to make that venture-7- And
yet thonsands-and that with their .
eyes wide open to Ile. horrible con
sequendee—:obeyed that call. And
let me tell bow 100;000 of our sol
diers - were prisoners :of *ar, and
many of them, when death was stalk
ing near, when famine was climbing
up into their hearts and -idiocy was
threatening all that waELleft of their
intellects, the gates n i f their prison
stood open every day ifthey would
quit, desert their flag and enlist un
der the flag.of the enemy,. and out. of
180,000 not two per cent. ever re
ceived the liberation from death,
starvation, idiocy and all that might
come to them, but they took all these.
horrors and all these sufferings' in
preference to going back upon the
flag of their country and the glory of
its truth. Great God ! was ever such
measure of patriotism reached by
any man on this-earth before ? 'This
is what your monument means. By
the subtle chemistry that no .man
knows ail the blood that was shed
by our brethren, all the lives that
were devoted, all the grief that was
felt, at last crystallized itself into
granite, rendered immortal the great
truth for which they died,--and it
stands there to-day, and that is What
your monument means. Now, what
does it teach? What wilt it teach ?
Why; I remember the story of 'one'
of the old conquerors of Greece, who,l
when he had tiaveled in his boyhood
Over the battle-fields where Miltiades
had won victories and set-up tro-1
phies, returning he said : " These
trophies of Miltiades will never let
me sleep." Why, something had
taught him from the chiseled stone a
lesson he could never forget, and; fel
low-citizens, that silent- sentinel, that
crowned granite column, will look
down upon the boys that will walk's
these streets for generations to come
and will not let them sleep when
- their country calls them. More than
the bugler on his field from his dead
lips will go out a call that the chil
dren of Lake county will hear after
the grave has covered us,all and our
libmediate ' children. That is •the
teaching of your monument. That;
is its lesson, and it is the lesson of i
endurance ferlihat we believe; awl it
is the lesson of, sacrifices for what we
think, the lesson of heroism for what
we mean to sustain, and that lesson
cannot be lost to a people like this.
It is not a lesson of, revenge ; it is
not a lesson of wrath'; it is the grand,
sweet, broad lesson of thelmmortali
ty of,' . 4fie truth that,we hope will
soon coves as with the grand sheki
nah of light. and -glory all parts
this republic from the lakes to the
;gulf I once entered a house in old
Massachusetts where over its doors
were two crossed swords. One was
the'sword carried by the grandfather
of its owner on the field of Bunker
Hill, and -the other was the sword
carried by the English gmndaire of
the wife on the same field and on'
-the other. side of the conflict: 'Under
those•crossed swords in the restored
harmony of domestic peace :lived a
happy and contented and free family,
under the light of our republican lib-1
erties. - I trust the time is not
distant when under the crossed
swords and the locked shields of
Americans - North and South. our
people shall sleep in peace and rise
in liberty, rove and harmony under'
the union of do flag of the stars and
stripes. - -
Tux Cleveland herald advises Chris
tians to hire a steamboat: give a Sunday
excursion, and then suddenly open ; reli-
Tious services on the crowd of loafers.
hey must either listen or jump over
board. - .
"Do you use many &Were on your ta
ble?" asked Mrs. Murray Hill of a South
ern visitor. " Well, yes," was the reply;
"we I►avo wbeat mid rye bread for break
fast, but,ttle old mans. will stick to corn
dodgers." - •
A sea*. boy being asked by his teach-
Isr bow he should Hog 'him,: replied : "If
you please,. sir; I should% like to have it
oa thwitalkin Mteln , o f , ritlitallailp —,
the heir': ati•okee oPirria J4O 210-4 °W/! - .
ull - iJ: it
A pkture memory brings to me :
I look across the years, and see
Myself beside my. Mothers knee.
I feel her gentle hand reetraln
My soplin mood's, and know again
A child's blind sense of wrong awl pain
Bat wlier now, a man may grown;
My childhood's needs are bettor known,
My mother's chastening love I own ;:
Gray grown, but la our Father's sight,
A child still groping for the light
To read his works and ways aright.
I bow myself beneath Hls hand ;
That pain itself for good was planned.
I trust, but cannot understand.
I fondly dream It needs must ho
That, as my mother dealt with me,
So with His children dealeth He
I wait, andlrust the end will prove
That here and there, below, above,
The chastening heals, the pain is love
John O. Whittier, in Yoeth•a Companion
Trip to the Poor-House Grounds.
'Thinking the many voters of our
county may feel interested in know:
ing bow their. money goes when put
out in public improvements and
charities, your correspondent has
taken the - trouble of dotting down
his observations and experiences of•
a recent trip " over the hills to the
Poor-House et- Burlington, where
it has pleased' the sage wisdom of
the County fathers to locate
Although we cannot have much'
faith in'the christian modesty of not
letting the one hand know what the';
other doeth=which must have beer
their only inducement to hide one of!
Bradford county's -principal objects
of pride and generosity in a moun
tain vale, fur from the main thor—
oughfares which thirry yearly thoik
sands of sight-seeing traveler* thro'
our midst. But however much they
may have erred in - location, they
have largely redeemed themselves in
their A:lither - choices. In the selection
of Overseer and _Building r3uperin
'tendon; they could not have done
better. The architectural skill of
'Mr. Frink 'is already established
here as elsewhere, and the fact that
he is designing and constructing the
present enterprise, gives the people
the assurance that what is done will
bewell done at the least. Our coun
ty jail, ,over the erection . of which
Frink presided with remarkable
success, is not 'more noted for its
solidity, durability' and strength,
than for its safety and convenience,
and is a standing and almost . eternal
monument to the genius of its build
er, and probably has, been referred
to and patterned after more than any
other structure of its kind in the
State. The county poor=house is un
doubtedly of greater intricacy in de
tail- and design, and will be more
expensive at its completion, than the
jail was. The amount of rooms,
halls; corridors, wash-rooms, laun
dries, pantries, dining-rooms, -sick
rooms, kitchens, sewing-room, lozig
ing-rooms, lying-ht-rooms,. -water
closets, conduits, - tanks, furnaces,
pipes, .arches,gable and dome are
confusing to the mindgkone
not accustomed to it. There are
about 700 feet of outside wall (lineal
measure) in the - building designed
-for paupers; and it will take 100,000
brick to complete them, besides the
vast amount of stone masonry already
laid. The upright part or main build
ing. is 4.1x62 feet on the ground, and
is to be three stories high, surmount-
ed by a dome from which the air.
pipe discharges the _ foul accumula
tions from every apartment connected
to the main line by a branch ventila
tor. A conduit running half a mile
back will supply the entire building,
With a continuous stream of, water
through a reservoir of 50 or 60 bar-,
Eels' capacity, located in the Upper
story of the central part. -On one
side of this main part projects a wing
feet in length by 44 in width, and
lapping on the opposite side and
running back from the road is anoth
er wing 44 feet wide by 100 long,.
These wings are built 'in "sections,"
each part being separated- from the
Other by a solid brick wall. - There
are three of these sections in each
wing, and it is expected In case of
accident by fire it can be confined to ,
that part where it originated. Access,
to the upper floors will be had by
five distinct flights of stairs, which,
while adding to the general facilities,
will prove an, abundant means of es
cape in case of danger.
The sexes are - to be strictly separ
ated andikept apart, unless, we opine,
in the case of some couples who have
lived to a greater age, than did the
ancient Abraham and Sarah, when
perhaps they will be permitted. to
live out their few remaining days in
tlte enjoyment of connubial bliss.
'f he insane department will be a
building by itself, with' a capacity
for at least 15 inmates ; the superin
tendent of which will be so located ,
that not only the sound of the slight- • • _
.Joss -undertakes to pull my
est disturbance will be conveyed
cars, said saia loud-mouthed fellow on a
his apartment from this building, but street corner,he will just have his
also, he can keep an eye.on the rear 'hands full,". The crowd looked at the
of the larger house. :There will prob- man's ears and laughed. .
ably be another small wooden build. Tins is the way 'the married editor
ing for a kind of "tramp house," sums up Lent : "The hen which _lays the
where - those -infected with vermin Easter egg is a great bird, btit it takes
and disease will be put through a bredoose which layts, s the golden egg to
i East bonne" , •
course - of suds—and sprouts, too, if
refractory—get a clean bed, a square IF Noah bad forseen ' the future, _ and
meal, and be obliged to wash up In
ti thLtw a e r i k maq w u o it: l e d s
h w a lr e ch re n n k e
their own-duds and work enough to some of the strongest words in the Eng
pay expenses before they are allowed lish language unnecessary. 1 _
to " git. The right royal American AL . trrLE girl read a composition be=
tramp is not going tosubmit to the fore a minister. The subject was, "A
indignities of cleanliness and hard Cow." She weaved in this complimenta 7
labor blit once in a life-time, so there ry sentence : "The cow is the most use
be no need for this building to ful animal in the world except religion."
be larger. Should there be children "Tater is what I call a finished ser
enough to demand it, there will be mon," said a lady to her husband, as they ,
an educational department, -with wended their way_ from church. b d _
"Yes,' A crnt.n' being asked what were the
youthreegreat feasts of the . Jews, promptly
suitable teachers employed; it the ruillvtri,lell;chpwnigitritith
it a ne.e w r n ,.ould u lt i e.'? and not unnaturally replied : "Breakfast,
number is small, there is a district NEWLY married husband : "This is a dinner, and sapper." , -
school near by where it is expected friend of mine, my dear—a friendof A MULE'S head does not contains head
they - can get admittance. • twenty )ears' standing." His bride : capable of culture and refined rearing,
In company with the gentlemanly "Good gracious. Then pray give him'a
seat, for-I am sure he must be fired." but - it is wonderfult to what an extent
and obliging Superintendent, Mr. the other end can be reared. 11 I
blunt, we took a survey of the entire Ds. CR/Atita o f the a rm y, : ,
AN Indianian taid , to a you ng man who
prep s, hre cobvinced • there te (K et )k i in g t s e c r le : f N ew & int° e ; 4 O - 13 1_ 1 ' 'e'r tain , chaffed him-upon his bad-heid : "Young
can be no place in the county more w h a t the people of th at city drink. we 'Man, when my bead gets as soft as yours
susceptible of improvement than the fearthe doctor is on the wrong went. , eau raj" heir t° '
,MeKean. property... Consisting of is WILL you name the bones of the IT is a great piece of folly for a man to -;
about. 125 acres of flat, with tbe resi- head?" said a _teacher tovne of his chew. be always ready - to'reeettreab,lohilflira.T. -. 1
due more of table than aide-bill, "I've got 'em all in.my i lusad, can,tg teacli ive
,e e m r : 7 , •I b l e, be b er e ° m o i l: b lo w %
w ali r th mee e
journey on trou..
lands there folio reason why it can replied the, pupil, : "het
not be made :, to in pra t* . A atuENZOOTA, farmer who has- five PATRICE baring. • been. told thak; . '
tion with ant iltrin in ,the ecnintY g m°4 " ll)-dau g h bs s nod the tenet, Pete rs had found an loiterokit-ta- - :
- • °Reclaim -that his resideure.-lumi, been marked Bhe may have hike*.
11 1 /4 4 ; i Pe tho r , " a sp of our observatiO louse ; the past_ two:
ter: ride," for mese
.. ridc liutd ,
•- • -
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81.00 per Annum In Advance.
we dropped out by the way to take a
view of the oldest church and ceme
tery in the county. The chiirch is a
curiosity of the ancient simplicity of
mechanism. In the • cemetery we
noticed a slab marked "James Mc-
Kean, seri, 1797." Others tbere were
running all along down through a
century of time, ; until the Sabbath
before we were there the last area=
pant had been placed in his "oarroW
house," the fresh -,dirt being in
strange contrast with the sunken
grave of a hundred fears near to it.
Another object of interest is nhuge
white oak tree standing a few rods
from the mansion house,under which,
tradition says, the elder McKean
tented his family on his first arrival
here niaety years ago. It must have
been a forest monarch then, for it is
the largest of its species we ever saw;
measuring 222 feet around its base.
Who can tell its history? Scorei
and scores of years before the foot of
the white man ever trod the virgin
soil of Northern Pennsylvania, the
Indian mother has soothed to quiet
her young beneath its branches ;' its
giant trunk has been the recipient of
the arrow and tomahawk, thrown by
the skilled hand of the youthful war
rior, long before the May Flower
landed her Puritan freight at Ply,
mouth rock. Tribe may have tact
tribe beneath its sombre shades hi
deadly conflict, and the remains of
mighty *chieftains have furnished
nourishment to its roots centuries
before civilization ever discovered
the hidden recess of its existence.
Certainly there is enough of historic
interest about this tree that it should
- be preserved with the same care as
its far-famed predecessor, the Char
ter oak of colonial times, •a - nd now
that it has become a part of the pub
lic domain May it be" . permitted to
live out the natural days alloted it.
Much of historic and political 'rem
iniscehce remains yet unsaid of this
farm, its connections, aid, the noted
characters who for so long a time
had their home here ; but as it, like
some of the' present letter, is foreign
to the question, we refer it to a fa-,
ture occasion and another pen.
A Railroad Wanted at Snags
now being extended were waited up
on the other iday by a person from
the pine i.wo4ds ani sand hills who
announced himself as ',Mr. Snags, and
who wanted to know if it could be
possible that the proposed line was
not' to come any nearertban three
miles, to' the hamlet named in, his
"Is Snags' Corners a Time'. of
much importance?" asked the Presi
':,,' . .,,,'.. - , : - ,:...'..;;`.';'f . r. - -' - ' : •.. , :. , .._ :. :' 1 = = j -,7 ' ,..::::',,:".:
m 3EI 7
• Some Indian skeletons have been .extrnied in
Le excavations already made.
The officials of a Mlchigan railroa
" Is it ? 'Well I should Say, it *as !
We made over a ton of ._maple:,stigar
there last spring !"
" Flourish !- Why business is! on
the gallop there every minute in:the
whole twenty-foUr hours. We had
three false alarms of fire there in one
week. How's that for a town which
is to be left three miles off your ra
Being asked ,to give the names of
the business' houses he scratched his
head awhile and then replied : :
" Well, there's me to start on. I
run a "
big store, own eight - yoke of
oxen, and shall' soon have a dam and
a saw . mill. Then there's a black
smith shop, a • postoffice, a doctor,
and last week, over half a dozen pat- .
cut right men passed through. here.
In one brief year we've , increased
from a squatter and two dogs to our
present standing, and we'll have a
!awyer there before long."
" I'm afraid we won't be able 'to
come any nearer the Corners than
the present survey," finally,rernarked
"Von won't! It can't be possible
that you mean to skip a. growing
pace like Snags' Corners M
"iI- think we'll have to."
- "_Wouldn't come if •I'd clear .you
out , a "dace in the store fora ticket
office?" . -
‘4I don't see how, we could:"
"Maybe I'd Subscribe $25," con
tinued the delegate. •
" No, we cannot change."
" Can't do it - anyhow.?"
"Very well," said Mr ? Snags, as
he put on his hat. "If this 'ere rail
road thinks it• can stunt. or cripple
Snags' Corners by_leaving it 'out in
the cold it has made a big mistake.
Before I leave town to,morrt:tw I'm a
going to buy a windmill and a melo
deon, and your old locomotive may
toot and be banged, sir—toot and be
hanged !"—Detroit Free. Press.-
litadgering a Witaeas.
1 The court and jury, as well- as the '
spectators, generally enjoy the ;scene
when a lawyer, in an attempt' o bad
geyar browbeat a witness,, comes off
seedlid befit in the encounter. A por. ,
respondent recalls an 11131IIIIIIM
dent of this sc,prt, which happened 'a'
few years ago in an Albany .cotut'
The plaitititf, who was it lady, was
called to testify:. She got on very -
well, and made a • favorable impreir
sion on . .the jury under the guidance - ,
of her counsel, - Hon. Lyman Tre
main;-. until the opposing coun sel, -
Hon. Henry Smith, subjected her to -
a sharp cross-examination. This so
-confused her-that she became faint,
and tell to the flour, in a swoon.
Of course this eicited general spit- •
Pathy in the--audience, and - Mr. -‘
Smith saw that the case looked bad-
An expedient suggested itself by
which to make the
like a piece of stage trickery, and
thus destroy sympathy for her.. .The
lady's face in swooning had turned.
purple red, and this fact suggested
the new line of attack. The next•
witness' was a middle-aged lady. The
counsel asked: -• ,
" Did.you see the plaintiff faint a
short. time ago ?" • "
"Yes, sir." -
"People turn pale when they faint,
don't they ?"
A great sensation r the court, and.:
an evident confusion' of witness. But
in *moment she answered, " No, not
al ways ."
" Did you ever hear of a case of
fainting where the party did not turn
le ?" •
" Did you ever see such a : case?"
• " Yes, sir."
" When ?"
"'About a year ago,"
"Where was it ?"
In this city."
" Who was it ?"• '
By this time• the excilkment wars
so intense that everyboily listened
anxiously for the reply. It, came
promptly, with a twinkle in the wit
ness'-eye, and a. quiver onl . '
•her lip, as ;
if from suppressed humor': "•;
" 'Twas a negro, sir." - 1 -
Peal after peal of 'laughter shook
the court room, in which the ve,nera
ble judge joined. AIL Smith lost his
case, not to say temper. . •
Protecting the Rear:
In one of the :public schools of -.-
Saul Francisco, a few days ago, is
y9tith bubbling over with high
its violated a. long established 'rule .
and was summoned to the bar - of -
judu.nreiat. With many sobs and
tears l lte confessed the soft impeach ,
ment. r"llave your mother pall to. • .
indrror;" the teacher remarked; with
awful and ominous sig9ificance. His
maternal ancestor appeared on the ,
.following day, and, aftei• being duly,
and publicly informed of the flagrant -1
breach of discipline her son had been
ailty Of, was requested to say if she -
would punish herself or 'have the
teacher attend to the - -matter. She
preferred the latter coutse,.and urg,ed - -
that the blows be will laitior. - 1.110' , :.- •
next day Was appointed Mr the fiaa. •
ellation. At the usual hour for sue%
unpleasant . affairs the - .youth was- -
summoned to the front. Ile •came •
with hang-dog look and some .trepi -
dation. An oration on youthfurfri
volitics baying been duly delivered
the boy was ordered to extend hiS •
ff. F.. 1
hand beneath an upraised ruler. He
refused, and, in accordance with the
usual custom in such cases, was -
spread across the teacher's knees,
and the punishment was administer-
ed in another quarter than_ the one
originally intended. For some Un
explainable reason. the most energet
ic blows fell without the desired ef- -
fect. A Consultation of male teach
ers ensued, and the offender was con; •
ducted to- a private room, and his
wardrobe subjected to a rigid exami
nation. On the interior of his bifur
eated garment, at a locality of great
strategical importance in such arc--
emergency, was a thfek flannel ba- .
b)'s frock securely attached. " Who
sewed-that on ?"rdemanded the prin
cipal, in a voice of thunder. 7 " My
mother," answered the boy, with—
broken sobs. -The . , teachers -hurried
ly consulted again; instructed the
boy never to reveal the circumstance,
and sent . him_ in to his studies:
Somehow the matter leaked out..
General Garfield as a Pilot.
In January, 1862 - , while - General
(then Colonel) Garfield was parsu...-
ing ; Humphrey Marshall's - force in -
Kentucky,_ his troops found them
selves far up the Sandy river almost
out of Cations. The weather was.
rough and the river very - high„
onel Gar fi eld had gone down to the ,
mouth of the river to see about send
ing up supplies, and had- ordered a
small steamer which was lying'ti ere
to take on a' load of supplies,nd
start' up. The captain declared it
was . imposs ible ;- that no 'boat could
- stem the raging current. Garfield.
ordered him to load up and he would
pilot the tioat himself; The steamer
being loaded he placed an officer on_
' deck to watch the _captain, and he
himself took the wheel. The voyage
was difficult and dangerous; the
ver was fall of heavy driftwood.
The utmost speed the steamer could
-make :Was less than four miles an
hour. , It was on Saturday that the
.boat left, the irionth of the Sandy:
All night, all day Sunday, and all ,
through Sunday night the voyt ... x
continued, amid perils which th
6;10 every inptant; to wreck n 7h€7.,
steamer. Monday morning they
reached the camp. During the. -en
tire trip, two nights and one day,
Garfield stood at the wheel, with the
exception of eight, hours during the ,
day which he seized for a little rest. I.
Such incidents as this prOve.-U - man's
character. A. man who could pilgte
steamboat under such perilous bir
cumstances as these, to relieve the' .
troops of his command, standing ati
the wheel nearly . thirty-six hours,
will make a safe pilot - foe the Ship of