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DISTRICT ATTORN 7,
MIDDLEBURO. BNTDER COl'NTY. Pa
n In riirl tteuaa. flfl.nt.lB. 'flTlf
LEWIS BREMER'S SOUS
No. 322 N.THlRLiS
m on nmi a rwr mil a
0,00 J JTUlieAII-aVraiA
U. U. MANOEKBACH Paop'a.
J. C. N1PK. Clerk.
ill 4 16 North Third Street.
WHOLESALE DOCK SELLERS
etatlootra, Blank book Manulacturc
4 dealera ia Wrapping, Blaatitif , fur
Ma and WaU papere Paper Uaga Ae Gea
K 9Up Vartb Third tlrt abev Race
After lli hsflla at Fnrhsnh a frenrh nf.
Acer nf Cuirassiers wu found dead, with a
letter crunpli'd n k.a band.
Il w only a crumpled letter,
In a careless, girlish hand l
ll v ss only a childish msss ac
Frnm the in kifed southern lanj.
It was only a hrlef memorial
Of tha leara Ibe absent i-hed
It was a trifle from tba living.
And a menage to tba (lead I
Father, dear, yon are gone to battle,
Put I think incessantly.
As I mils your morning blessing,
What your differing must lit 1"
8o she wro'e. and so he held It,
With a blessing on her bead,
Whea the lokea of ibe Using
Wat a message to the dead I
"I'm ao good, dear ab, to steady
You would wish me lo he so j
If I'm quiet, balf your dangers
Dear mamma need never know.
So, good bye. papal Ood blesa you!
Gusrd and blesa you evermore :
Seel I tend you fifty kisses
From an aver ready store I"
It waa only a crumpled letter
In a dead man'a hand that day.
Just lo show bow hearts were aching
In bia own land far away.
Il was only a loving message
From a loving child Ibal sped,
Put the words the living pencilled
Were a massage to ibe dead.
Take II nol Iben frnm hit Angers,
Lay il with him in tbe grave,
If il he a consolation,
'Tis the Istest be will have.
Fori think the bullet reached him
As the lender words were read;
So that when the angels luld it,
'Twas Ku message lo iba dead !
Two lierda of i:irtli.
Two yards of tanb and a marble bust,
Reared aloft from the common dnsl.
And a hero's sabre covered with rust.
Tbe sunset's splendor streaming round.
Anil athousnnd gloriea under the ground.
Two yards of earth and Ibe poller's field,
With milrciful angrla alone lo shield
A murderer's grave, a convict fled,
Into the future lo meet tbe dead I
And Ihe rank wild grasses scattered around.
And lue crimes a curses under the ground.
Two yards of tarlh and heaven's air
Fanning Ihe lilliea while and fair ;
And modest violets gathered around
And spotlsBS virtue under ibe ground.
Two yards of eanb, and a woman' name
Whose life waa woe and whose death was
And the cold rain beating a naked mound.
And a thousand miseries under Ihe ground.
Two yards of earth ! 0, wbo shall say
tVnetber of these ia the better clay I
Ood givea grace iu our hitplost round
Tbitl leads os lo tbe kingdom under tbt
" THE TWO PATHS."
"Come U orga, jut a drop at pert
injr. Heavea only knows wben we
tuny meet agniu. You nre to eclilo
among tie hills of Uni kchire iu I lie
Wrst, and 1 atuoog tbe vules of Mid
uiouei, io ilo fcuht. juat a glus lo
"No, Miilconi ; if I would Accept u
true Jildga of success I tniiBt not u'ml
it io the wine cup. 1 bold tLe cup
a ;rial ot fuiluro.''
Ihey were young mon.dorh nfthrm
just admitted to the bar, ami tmdj
10 enter upon tha practico of their
An on thtaj bright, cr'ian, autumnal
ufternoon, George and Malcum were
to separate. lhe bud sele. ted tbctr
held of labor, aod wore prepared to
coter upon the work.
'Toon I crlej Mttlcotii. in respoose
lo bta frieod'a last remark, "iberaa
promise in bright wine if ooo knows
bow to asa it Come and take a part
ing glass with me."
"No, Malcom, you must not ask me.
Ware 1 lo 4iki tbe cud to mv tins. I
khoulo four it as I might a vipea Ukou
tn nit hiuAm '
"Do you mean to aay that jou srs
goio'i to be a looioUU r f '
"L'pon that course I ara resolved,
and let tbe future dooide between us.'
And sborily after Ibis ibsy parted.
Malcom Csrllog removed to-Middle-aex
couoty, where be very sooo saineJ
for biniholf a host of friends and an
esteosive practice. His imelluct was
brilliant; bis wit was rcdy and caus
tic ; bis butnor waa rich aud esubor.
snt, and bis flow of luoiruaue waa from
a fount of tbouebt and imagery that
never tawed. ua path seemed pleas
ant. Only flowers ot rarest colors sod
moat esquiriite fragrance hedged it,
while sweet musio kept time lo the
droppiog of theglittenog asuda io the
glatH. It was tbe patb He bad chosen
I rum the first. Iu goitl was tbe high
eat possible plane of tba sojial lilK
and tbe presiding geLius was the
Spirit of ibe wioa cup.
lie readied me goal ere be knew it.
All tbe joia oT life be had chosen ba l
been tasted ere lie reacbod bis primu
A brief space, aod tbe flowers began
to wither t the thoros protruded, bare
and sharp J I ho tweet oiusio grew
(sinter as discordant uoles crept Iu t
mar and break the harmony : and the
sands of the glae drvppiug, drop
ping, droppieg bad lost iheir glittor.
sod now toll darkly and solemnly into
tbe back Sowing tide of tbo time that
George (Nixon Brians estahlii-bed
hlmsell in lierksbire, and pursued h.
wav in ibe path he bad choaeo. Alt
that be waa he owed to bis owe ea
endeavors ; scd all that tie must hope
for in the future must oome ibtoub
the aume ohannsl. At the aue ol
thirteen be bad been apprenticed to s
hatter, At While Creek, Near Yrk.
where be remained two years. Zi the
age of itfu-en bis brother bad taken
ht front the batter's abop u4 teat I
MIDDLEBURG SNYDER CO. V A., "NOVEMBEft IT, 18T07
bun to aa ncadetny. In one year
thereafter, his brother bad died, from
wblcb time h bad been left it steer
his own burk, aud ,to select his own
True to the loftier iostlncts of his
nature ho bad selected tbt patb'ifhjror
aod moral duty, lading n-surcd that
if be sought first the kingdom of God
and Ilia righteousness, all vthor things
would be given nolo him. He win a
social man pre-eminently so and a
more genial companion never blessed
the social c.rcloj hut he did not pros,
tiuito ihe higher nature to the allure
inenttof tho les ivo board ; nor did he
allow liinielf to 1st doccivod by the
false glittor of tbe bacchanalian tinsel.
He lived into lo the pledge which he
had taken io bis early usnhood tho
pledge ol lotolab'linetice from Intoxi
cation liquors sad the looner he lived
the more reason had be to bless Ood
for the choice he bad msdo.
At the nge of thirty be wes dec tod
to Congress from the llork shire dis
trict, snd iu that capacity be was re
tained during sx successive terms,
declining further service in that di
rection npooboiiig nominated to the
office of '.iovernor. At tha uge of forty
seven ho war elected (iovernor of M is-
siicliUHetis, lo hich office he wss un
ouiiliy re-elected from 1813 to 1851.
It was a cold, bleak day io March,
Uovcri.or Iti'iggs had just descended
Iruin his room in the State House, and
wus leaning ogninst the ruiliug which
guards tba a'atute of Waibiugton, io
conversation with a friend when a pago
approached und hunded bim a note,
lie broke the seal und read. It was
from the Mayor of the city, informing
hi in th.it a iiiuu had been picked up in
a gutter during the night by the watch,
and was now pronounced to be dyio
of dulcriuiu tremens, ' lie says,"
wrote the .Mayor, "that ho knew you
once tbat you were his friend and
schoolmate. He will nol give his
name. If you would liko to sue him,
come sin in.''
Tbe liovernor hastened down to the
City ituildiug, sua with Lr. Smith,
the city pbysii'inu, be went down ioto
tbe pence Button where the poor inuu
Alas I be would never have recog
nized in that wasted, shattered wreck
of bumunily tbe Irieud of bis youth ;
but so it was. Ob I what a aud, sad
' Us8 he any cot)8ciouiie.s led?''
anted the Governor.
"He has bad one or two lucid spoils,
but I Li) dcierium basabout spent ttseif.
Ho can ravo no more.'
At this moment tho sufferer started
and opened his eyes dark, csvernou
eyes, bleared uud ghastly, but with a
n les in of inttlligcuie iu their Bucket)
Who spoke P ho demauded in a
hollow, wbifpered tone.
".Malcom, it wus I. Poo't vou know
Tho poor man struggled to ruiso
himself sad the uttendauts helped him;
and wbcu ho tinb been lifted to a sit
ting posture, with pillows ut his back,
he lot.kod up.
"1 kuow the voice," ho suid.
"And doa t you kdov the face ?
Look at me, Molcoiu."
A little lime, uud eomctbing like a
smile broke over ihe wan snd bsgavd
' lleorge ! is it you ?"
"Vot, Malcom. 1 jro your old school
fellow. Vou surely remember mo
Mslcoin Carliug grasped tbe band ol
bis friend aud gated up into his faoe.
Auoiboj fuiut stuiia crept in upon his
scarred snd tortured Icatuaea, but it
quickly faded away aod something
like a pearl glisteued upon the drooping
Malcom, what can I do for jou ?''
'Nothing notbitigttirorge) l am
past help. 1 chose toy own path snd
1 bave truvcled iu it und here I am
liut you yoa. Ah 1 why should 1
murmur t You chose tbe bolter path,
Ueorge, and there you are. You Gov
einor of Msssivbusutis ; and I I "
The Voice choked, tbe features wore
convulsed ; a moment so, aud then tbe
eyes were opened, tbe smile fluted
buok.and uo murmured, aa tits bvud
sunk, "&ic tranu't yluria munJi ."'
lie bud rssuhed tbe eud of the
wesry wsy, ami snot her victim lay
wrecked upon the Urrible reel which
a pernicious appetite bss reared amid
ibe waters ot he.
DcbJmoiIu t-'i-anklia uud Sam
Wlien Uonjuiulo Fianklln opened
his printing office ia Philadelphia, be
wss obliged to struggle against many
Ho wssyouug and poor; tbe coun
try was new, aod lbs public mind was
unsettled, aud two printing office of
established reputation were ercady
dniiig u thriving business in Ihe place
He kuew that he must succeed, il lie
succeeded at all. by honorable dcnliuu
energy, and perseverance.
There lived in Philadelphia, at this
time a geutleuiuo of wealth sud posi
tion by the uume of 8tnue Mickie.
He was oue of those morose person
who take a most dismal view uf hu
man affairs, aud go about prophesying
disaster and ruin. He looked upoi.
the ssttleineots io the New World us
failures, and expected ibat Philadel
phia, woiild ape lily deoline, aud re
luru to the primitive wilderness,
Havug plenty ol lessine, be made
it a eon oi a m sai mary work f ois
euTuiiuate these stsnliug opiuioos snd
to warn those wbo were prospering la
business wsy, ssd those wbo were
engaging in new euurp rises, of the
Jieafiof that yee Fraokliokad
opeovd a printing office, be Cooeluded
l make him a call, and accordingly
appeareJ at tbe door one day of the
new extabtishmnnt. Franklin's eipc
rence in business had not been prom
ising th'is far, and his view of the fu
ture wa snyohiug hut cheerful. It s
f.ice brichteneJ, .nowevec, when he
tw the portly old urntloinan at the
door, and noticed hie eleuttnt an.i
Irtfilirtli Klin. l1ii,it!tt. 111. I In,
tiluht have come with prcpoaU for
" Are you tho young msn thst ha
jut o coed a priutuip' oflice V ssked
.Mr. M. klo.
Fiitokliu answered in tbe nfTirma
tive. " 1 am sorry very sorry," ssM lu
old gentlemsn, looking very soleiim.
snd speak m x in an linpicsivc milli
ner. " It must bean expenitive under
taking, snd your money will all bo lent.
Don't you know Philadelphia isal
rendy falling in to ilcciy. Most of it
business men are oo'ied to call their
creditors together. 1 know as so nn
doubted fact," ho continued, with
grest emphasis, ' that all the cirootn
ces that miiilit lead one to think oth
erwise, such ns the erection of now
buildings, uud the advuuod prices for
rent, are deceitful appearance, tlmt
will make the ruin more sweeping and
dreadful when it does come 7
He then procoeded to illustrate
these statements by detailing tho pri
rule affairs of a number of individuals
iutu whose business be hud been pry
ing. " He gave mo,'' ssyi Fianklio, " so
long a detail of misfortunes actually
exixtiug, or about to take) place that
he almoet left mo in a stale of de
spair." Kranllin, however, recovered his
self posscssic, and resolved t' redouble
his energy, and to work as bo bad
never worked before.
"The industry of this Franklin."
said Dr. Used, at a meeting of llio
Merchants' Club, not long alter the
occurence of tho incident wo have re
lated. " is supecior 1 1 anything of the
kind I hsvo ever witnesd 1 sro him
still ut work when I return from the
club at flight, sud ho is at il asin iu
morning before his neighbors are out
The success of Franklin aa a printer
is well known, snd wo need only al
lude lo it here. Hut poor Mr. Mic
" He continued,'' says Frinklin " to
live iu this place of decay, and lo de
claim in the tumo stylo, relinin for
many yeurs in buy a house. Iieruuo all
wss going to wreck ; an 1 in tho end
I hmi the sutUfaciion V ooo him pay
five times us much tor one as it would
buve coot hint Ii4l he purcluncd it
when ho first legu his lumea ra
tions. Almost every youiijj m m of enter
prise enciuntets a Samuel Miekle. To
such the cximplv of Frtitikliu utrrds
a wholeioins Icksi:i.
low to !lik- a Tliuusand
My genii:' the belter of tny wife's
father is ouo of Ihu richest things on
record. 1 II tell you how it was. You
must know that he is monstrous stinjy
The e npimnt scenm to run in the
family, and everybody rouud our parts
ued te notice that lie never, by any
cbsnce, asked any bodv to dine witn
bim. So one day, just for a chunk of
tun. 1 Huid to a friend of mtue, Jobby
Dawkins- a dmsdlul nico fellow Is
Jobby 'Til bet yen u peony worth
of shoe striuus ginat u rw of plus that
I got old lien Merkius, that's my wile's
lather, to ask me le dinner.''
'YejU get euut," said Jebby ; "why
yeou might as well try lo coax a cat
mto a shower balb, or get weunbzsius
eout of coweumbera."
Well," raid I, I'm going to try."
And try 1 did, snd I'll tell you how
f west to' work.
Jit ns old lion was silting down to
dinner at 1 o'clock, 1 rushed up to
the bjuse. ot a high pressure uco,
red bot in tee face, with my coat tails
in the uir, my eyes rolling about like
billiurd bu'U in convulsions Kut tut
1st ding a liog a ling. 1 kicked up
un awful rumpus, aud in a f!ah out
came eld 13on himself. I had hi ruck
ibe right minute. He hud a onpkiu
under bis chin, and a curving knife in
bis baud. 1 smelt tbe diouer as be
opened the door
(), Mr. Murklos," suid I, I'm tar.
nation glad to see you. 1 feared you
uiougbt not be at borne I'm almost
out ut breath. I'm eome lo tell you
I can save you a thousand dollars.''
"A thousand dollars," roared the old
man; aud 1 doly a weasel to "pop''
quicker than his face burst into smiles.
"A thousand dollars 1 Yeou don't say
so I Du teli 1"
"Ob!" said I, "I see you aie just
haviug dinner now. I'll go and dine
tuycelf, sad thou I'll eume back uud
teilyou all about it "
JN'oiiecun-,'' aald bo, "don't 'o
swuy ; co:ae in snd sit down snd on joy
yourself, like a good fellow fellow, sou
iiuve n smack wilii mo. 1 am suxious
to bear wbsl yoa bsre lossy."
1 pretended to cvuiice. "I'd come
back;' bull tboroegbly stirred up
tbo old cbup's curiosity ; aod it endue
by his tairly pulling me into the
house, uud I tuude a r<lioj diuaer if
1 managed for soma time lo dodge
tho uain point of b!a inquiry. At
last 1 Anil-bed eating, and there was
no lurtber excuse lor delay besides
old h o wss getuug ugoiy.
'Como, now," suid bo, "no more
preface. About tbat thousand dollars.
Come let it out."
Well, I'b toll you what," said I.
sou bare darter, Misery Aoat to
dispose cf in marriue, have you not"
"What's I hut get to do with it'?"
"Hold yo'ir.proud steels don't nn
..w .... i. - . j.i i.
"Well," Si.i l ho, ' I have."
'And yen intend, when he m.irrics
ti give her flO.OOJ for u imrliou?"
I do,'' he said.
Mill, neo w.i here s the pint I m
coming tow. I,ct mt Imvo ber. end
I'll inks her with SH OO): and u'.l.OO.I
from $10,0 I ', aceordin' to simple suli
trselion, jisl leaves f 1 .0 Jt end that
will be clean profit suved us s!ic!; as
a whittle !''
The nexl thing I knef there wnen
rapid interview goin; on belweon old
Hen's loot and my coat tails uud I'm
inclined lo thiuk tbo latter gut the
worst of it.
While gambling is forhiddsn by
law in this couatry, as well as in olh
vis, it is ono of tho growing, a
well as gm-srst, evils cf tho day.
Though money occq'iited by this
mesns cannot he recoverod by Inw,
uucouuled sums, fabulous amounts,
ate loi-t sml won at gaming tables.
Uiinu s of mixed cliuuce und ekill were
lurbiddvu by tho Komuns, and the
players reputed infamous. Tacitus
mivs, the sucicut tierm.ms wero pas
sioualely devoted lo the vice of gam
ing with dice, when sober, as a seri
ous employment ; and, wheu stripping
ol everything elo, slaked their per
Honul lilierly ; if losers, Ihey suffered
I Iiini4tlve4 t.i Iwi a,. hi I I tu.tt... V I I I
(of Kiighiuil, issued a proclamation
8r'aiiisl dice, cards tables, and howls
uud Ihcso were eie l and destroy
ed in muny places hut the kiug him
self wus a great gambler, and lo-1
much of tho plunder of suppressed
abbeys at games of chance.
The cleetiou of a notorious New
iork gambler to Congress, was a great
offence nguiust virtue uud good order
HfCotitly ll uus lccil altouipied lo
brave public opinion, iu tho establish
ment ol a gamul.ug buns- ut Siratou't
Jokti Morri-sey, the Congressman
trem New York oily, elected at an
expense of oue hundred or more thou
s Hid dollars, au elcgnnt clubhouse-
j It was opeu lo tue public last summer,
during certain hours ot tbo day, lr
tlieir examination and ndiomiioii.
Ilesido the room especially an 1 e le
gem ly titled up with gaming tuldus
und olher luciiilit-s for gumbliiig, there
is a i. go diiiin-rooin, whero IVco
duiners, wine and .igir wcm uie udcd,'
daily served Hi 4 o'clock 1 1 put runs.
It can be easily interred from such
outlays what must ba tbo proliis nf
ucli un cMebbiilimeiit. The regular
eoa w! ruuuing this house, duriii.j "So 1 jist dropped abroad him suiii,
tbo wateriuj season, is eslimalud ut sud l.tokcl aiofi t see what I ha I
UOI). Igaiued by ehaiugiug uu'ers, and.
Auetlicr nn re recent slteinpt to le-jj-oiitloiuen, I'm a liar if thut wasu i u
gu.ize ihe gaming suleons has beeoi,' iu.-hol of j s:i;ii,i" varinlnts
miido in llaltnnore. Tbe eiblisli j iva ly . pileh into mo when the word
incut is h-nil to huve co.-t some hue t go ivas iu Well, I reckon ihey got
arcdv of thoueaudH of dollars : tor tliu u. lor ull 'huuda' stalled lor our cmn-
incio furuiture cost .ii).O00, nnd the
uiniier serv ice sjii.imii, Hie two itet.i
making $70.0, 0. Thou tburoare r ch
tiutiugs, unit tupt illy ricti s'uluary.
The prxprielors must have ' invea-:d''
fd iO.UUO in the hull ling uud fiiruit.h
li. g and dccoiutio; this maginlieent
Kuuibiiug i alace. There was s
' upeuilig." lo wbii b were invito I cm.
iuel member of the Ihil jluud legis
liituie, ol ilia
mtliilci;ial itovei uiiient
of Haltmioic, judges ol'tne highest
courts, c &e. Tho dinner ass of
the mom sumptuous character, wiih so
me ui mo ricuc.i wine, i ne morum.eis buz. hi aud hliiK-iu .
of tbisgruuu leant is lout) I iu fie play
wincii canio utt as a matter ol c iorsej;
tbe proprietor of the esubltsiuueui
won I rum his winc-imbitiiag uticsis
8J0.000 enough loay for his diouer
set vice. t'i ri.'a Min or.
No mm or woman can educate chil
dren propcr'y unless their precepis are
coutii-iue'l by example. TaU lo your
sonus us hjui as Vou reuio upon the
advantages of lumpcruiil-e, uud ih-iu
let linn see you i:i t tttn.o or inioxica
lion tbe next day, and ull your labor
will be fruitless. Eularge, in ibepre-
neuse of yner dacgbt.r, uion (tit1 val
ue ol integrity, and thoo allow her to
hour you utter a falsehood, aud she
will contrast tho theory uud practice,
and coiicludo that the former is worth
less. Piireutr must edm-uio them.
selves bul'ore they cau hope to iu-tnict
lUutrcliileren, t.tul must lead a 1 1 Iu in
conformity with tho principles they
teach, it they expect any bviivlivisl re
sults from their ouHeavors.
A nol bur matter of the grostost im-
portstico iu educating children is tli-
winning ol iheir ".clldaiiee; tb.-ii'
hearts pine lor syiiiiothy. If they
are in trouble encourage them to re
veal their perplexities lo you ; stub
with them wheu Ihey nre ssd und re
joice witb them whenth'-.y are happy.
A ill who lias been in the habit oi
imparling all her childish sorrow to
her mother, sud as there found a heart
which weu'd beat ia ucisou with bet
own, uud not withhold ber eotifld-ooo
ss she gicws lu yesrs. Ilcmer-iber
thut children while s bicxsing to their
parents, ure alo u responsibility You
baieth-' power to train tbem to good
or evil j you cue tuske them useful
members of Sooiety, or ren lor them
nu sano s to tbe oomuiuuiiy ; to you
de-tioy is cootided to a great extent,
rnd from you will be required sn S3
eouut of ihe stowsrtship.
Rum dd l a'l, said a wan on the
sallows, and I'll never drink anoth
er drop as loug ss I live."
flow Jllke Ito.te (lie iJnii.
.Mike tool: a notion tn tro in swim-
miiig, aud he had just got 'his clolhis
off Vhun lis a.iw Do lrt.in Smith'. I 111 1 1
making nt him. Th bull
wss a vi
cious animal, nn J had co-na uer kill.
in;( I wo or threo persons cors'jqnant'
ly Mike felt rather "dubus." He did
j not want tooll for help. r.nd the ocsr-''-.t
place) as;s'snce co-h! arrives va
llh meeting -.oue. whi:-l wss. nt the
time, fiilsd with rnrslnpers, among
whom was " .tie pal Mike wa jstvinu
his devours to." S' ha ld.'e i ihe
hull, as the Animal ram to him. nn I
inating. d to rsteh hurt I y t!io t ii!. He
wss dragged round till he was nostly
deal, no J when ho thought he could
hold out 1 1 longer h i ms.Ie up hie
lui le he hud letter ' holler.'
And now we will lot bim tell hie
"Si lixkinir at the mutter in all its
hearings, I cum to t!.e conclusion that
Ir bfttur let sor.io one know what I
. So I gin n y ol I louder Ihnil ll
locomotive whistle, and it woru't long
before I seen the deacon s two dogs
Coming d.nva as if they war seeing
which ciuld get tbar first. I know
ed who Ihey were srler they'd jine
tho bull a"in me. So,' sez I ; 1 old
hrindle, ridin is as cheap as walkin',
nt this ro'ite, and. if you've oo ob
jeoiion, I II jit take n deck pn'Mg.
on thiit sr' hack o' your'n. So l
warn't very long gitttug astride of
Then, if you'd been '.hore. you'd
have sworn lliur warn't notlilng Im
in. io in that mix. ill') i'e flew so or
fuilv, as the cnttor nod I rolled ilu
field oue deg ou one si lo un I one on
the other, Iryiug to ci nch my (eel. I
prayed no 1 cussed, aud cin.eil and
prayed, until I couM'nt tell which I
did at hut and neither wnru't of no
ue, they were hj orluUy mixed up.
" Well, I reeou I rid about a hill'un
hoar this way, wheu old brin lie
thought it was tune to take in a .-U'
ply of wind, and tool off a little, yoi14 nicktnmo.
when he gut loimd loa treo that stou-l
llmr, ho naturally halted ; so, siz 1
old boy. you'll lose one passenger sur
tain. Si I jit cluni up a branch,
k i'kerlating t ro-wt tbar till 1 starv
ed store I'd be rid about that sr way
any longer. I war nuking tracks for
ilm tree, when I heurd Hmethiug un
orful bu '.i!li' overhead. I kindjr look
ed up, uud if tlmr wusu'l well, there s
no uso s went io' but it war ihe big
est h ru 1's uest ever built. You t
;ui iii now, i recu, .! sv. Un-i ise
thar'n no help lor yoa. Hut su ides
mrue.c mo then thut I stu 1 1 u heap
ho t-'i oli.uice beu ri I n' the bit I
than were 1 wss S,- I, old f her.
'if vou'll hold on. I'll rid.) lo the unit
htaiiou ttuyhow, let that leivhar ii
I nun v. Some on 'i-iu hit the do"
;Hhout a ipiart struck me. uud ike rest
iclm.ir.-d on briudle
'This time the dogs led offl'usf.
dead bent for tbe old deacon's, and -is
soon as oi l hrindle and 1 could get
iaTSV. w loil iwo'l : so I us I was ou K-
i ii ileck paseiiirer, 1 lis) not bin;' to d
wilh sicariu' the eralt il 1 had, we
Hlmiildii'l have run that cb.tioel un v -
Imw. llul. as 1 kaiil hefm - il... .1..
1 look ihe lead, brio-lie und I next, and
ibs hm-uets drekly arter. The d ig
velim', briudle holleriu', uo the b iiu -
" W ell, wo had git about a huudrsd
ynrus rom mo nrnwe, una the ileauoo
heurd us ami emu out- I seed lu.n hold
up his hands snd turn whi e. I itck-
on be was prayiu' ihon, f..r hj didn't I
, ... i h i i . ... , . i
cn;ti i.j un vuiieo ior so a ou ; uuu il 1 1
warn i long ueniier siore lLa wticle
c-i.iuret'ili.iu uieu wouitio und cbil -
druu cum out, .-'ui! then nil iiai:d
weal to ycllin'. Is.u0 oil be in
the lust notion lliat the briudle mid I
buloyg i.j this world, l .just turuol
I 'iKt the coiittrcTali.in. 1
teed the run would be uo -o.:it, fir
brindls couldn't tu-u au i.icli from u
fence I h Si oid r'jad alu-ud Well,
v.j readied Ibe leucc', uud I went ashore
over the whole critior's head, luodiuj
on tbe olher side, and lav there
" ll warn 'l long i tore soma of tb -m
ss was nut scared, ca.no ruiiniu' te see
whal I wsr lor til bauds kulherlcxid
J'llul llielull Ut.d i Loioll je.l togCllle,-.
I Hul "lieo biiudle a'e i on by buu-
suli, ihey hyw is, wr.r, uud oue ol
uiu said ;
" Mike Fink baa get tho scrummage
once in hu lu i. :
' C'eailoiiu-u, from that day lo this
I dropsd the courting bi iness and
bai.i'l spoke to a girl -inco, sod wl en
my hum is in upon this cirth, mere
w m l be buy more Fin!:, and .i' al i
owiuir to leacon Smith's brnd..
buli." Pit. Hall thinks tne.ro (a some ri-k
in ntteuip. ino; to reduce or add to
one's wcigln. After instuoeiugtt t'al
man, in g jod health, who succeaJed in
rcdueioK his bulk io a uumber ol
pounds, bul was soou after attacked
with s psialttl and dangerous mulniy
he says, if s man osn sleep soundly,
has s good appetite, with oo unpi?us
aul remaiuderi aAer meals, tbe o. dily
bsbits are reuulsr everyday, he bad
better let himself alone, whether he
is as big ss a hogshead or as tbiu sod
dry as a ter.ee rail.
What is boats without a mother?"
as tbe young lr sal I wiieu she seut
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iuw viuj tWJJ ly CUOV WWII
R.ttHf OP ADVSHTIblKG.'
un- i.sir Mi.:nm. ops year,
Onee-fonrib rn'uuin. f ne year,
One sitisre 10 lines) one inscrtlea
lery S'!'fitiir,l itisertiwi
Professional and Piosiurss cards of
not more thn five lines, per year.
Auditor, Exfiitnr, Almluiatralor
and Asslgnes Notices
Editorial notice per Una
All advertisements for abort. f
tbsn one year are nayaU at Ihe tin.
ihey are ordered, aod If act psiJ tbe per
son nrilering ihem will be held responsible
!r the inoner.
Josh Dilling4 has just prepared a
hurlcsqun upon tho old fa.diincd
1'arn.trs' Alminso, full of weather
prognostications, family receipts, nnd
moral advice to farmers. We niuko
tho tollowing extracts from tbo work
lor the yeor 1870, which is Mated l
ie ' few yenrs from lenp ytnr, nnd
ninetv-four years since the Americcu
pr.fp,o bit (ireat Ilritaio ta take enrrj
of herself, nnd started n snug little
business of their own, which 1 sin in
Iriicfeil to atst:', is payin well, con
taining ail that is neccii'sry f,)r nn Ai
mins., nnd a good d.nl besides.''
When a rooster crows lie crows a'l
A new mili cow r? w Hep tuolhT
to every mon's baby.
I'ool.i nre the whet dluns uv society.
It n mm hnint got s well bal-uci tl
head, I liko to eo bim pert bis hair
in the middle.
Flattery is colono wntcr, to be smelt
siv, not swullcrsd.
There is one rood subs titute for tV
endeurincnm of n tti-tor, n l tlmt ij
the endearments of some other !c1!jr' i
Ho wlrom tho good prase, snd th'
wicked hate, ouht to be satisfied win.
About the hardest thing a foil uv
ean do is to rpsrk two girls at onet, and
preserve c good nverag-.'.
Ooing tu liw ix liko skinning a ocv
milk cow fi.r her hide, nnd giving tl.J
beef t ) the lawyers
Mother! I'lie holy thoughts end
meinor'uM that cl liter nround tfi
il ium est never ho so well eapross-nJ
as in the culm utterance of the '.bum
The man who his jut fiunl out
that he can't sffork to burn gre, :i
wood, has taken his fust lesson in
A lie is like a cat, it never cj ihs
to vou in a straight line.
Tim loti'.'cst-livel thing I know ofi
Most men go through life os river.'
go lo the sen, by followiutt tbe lay ct
Oi-r Hands. The human h-nd U
so beiiiiifully fotmed. it has so lino
a st-nsibilty, that sensibility gov. rn its
inotirns si eorroctly, every efT-ri of
ih t will is unxwerel so iostinctlr, s
if the hand itself were the seat of tho
will j iu aetiiins are so free, si power
ful and yet so delicate, that it serois
to n iss-ss a ou ilitv instinct in its-.-lf.
' w'' use it us w draw our bre;
unoon-ciooHly. 1 have l"8t all rre-
oh-ciions of th feeble and ill directed
efforts of its first e.'-rcises by wlre'j
lit his been perfected. In the hand
t'le1' "to twenty-nine boues from tbo
uieeliaiiisin .if wli-ch result strength
I 'hih-y an I cl.nt ieity. On tho kn-ili.
-irenglh, free lateinal motion, and
prlect m dnlity of t ho tlm thumb, do-
'"'ids the power of lb) hand its
I s reoglh h-iug e tu.il to 'hit of all tu-
j lingers. Without the fleshy hull ol
I tb hu lib. i ho nvcr of iho fiog ts
would avail nol bins; nnd accordingly
1 1 bo la we ball linnied by the must
.( I tie tiiii'iiti is ttio tlistinguisij.u j
char.iotcr of tbo human hand.
T.IK Fa'I'E or k Yank Du i i
j our War their was a girl, and sii )
wsr toll ' lik she was in U.-o
i hceau so slu lived there. Writing f
u noitiierii fr.eo.) one day alio ro.ai.k
1 1 tnat tlie e was u w uu led Va i c
i tliei. bo iso an t sbo wu e.ii.i , t. .. I.
' n bim Writing ugaiu. slie si. I
thai there were southern girls who v re
'ecerlu - tiiuly "g ing for'' those hi io-
i-outed Yank, and ti.e should never
I speak to tliem UO inure.
All h -r letter suid that tbe wound
ed Vault w!r was s'0iping nt ho
house wvs cpliing along finely, sn-l
Islw ha'ed to kill him, but she kuo :
her d i- oty. There were several It i-
ters a;ioi tnsi utM llio la t on c r-
ters aliei time; und the lit t on
ielu led ! ' lly the wiy dei. t at
I wounded Yuuk wants to marry nip i
! and I've finally delerut ned t ) let hm
Ido so, an I lu p izni htm ntterwird. I
jtbink I kuow my do-ooiy." Slio --
1 taitily did so, for she and tho ur.hspny
Vauk, sh. inly t.'erthe hist let'or was
written. I.ec.iui ono of tlis best fain
lies that Vermont ever bad.
At one ol ihe railr ia-1 depots in the
vicinity of El.Zibu'h, inteii.iiug tr.t
elers Wv.f.1 reccutly sm iced in 'hi.
wis.-. A merchant ruiclia-d a ticket,
ai.d then ud irocd the sgent :
"Sirs.er, 1 waul to leave my d i
in il.u ere 'oif-co until the train i.i-t..
I in slVa.d somebody will steul bim
"You cau'i do it," said tbe clerk.
"Well, struuge r, that is cruel; bit
your boili lit ipo-itiooed alike, and lo s
kinder oompany (or you.''
"Take htm out !'' roarod the) clerk.
"Well, stranger, I don'i thiuk your'n
honest, sod you wsnt watching. Hera
Urairon. said he to the dog, sit down
uure and watch the fellow sharp, nod
turning nn his heel, said to the clerk,
put bim out, sir, if he's troublesome."
The dog iy there till tbe train
started, watching sod growling ut
every movemeut of the clerk, wbo gave
him the better part nf tbe ottlco.
A oood store i t 1 1 of a ratber var
iant agricultural labover, who haviog
by hook and by e ... e.' raped togethes
dlVy dollars, took it to his employer;
with a request lo take charge of il f.f
bnu. A year alter the labo or eot
to a friend lo kuow what would be ll e
intorest on it He Was told three dol
lars. Well aaid be, I wish
would Ian. I au Ilius AnU.m e
- -wwii ior m elav
or iwo. My bvfshss bee, kc.nso
Want In Has Me 'r
j v.n " mg tyr m , i