The post. (Middleburg, Snyder County, Pa.) 1864-1883, January 26, 1882, Image 1

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All edvertiaemcnla for a shorter pe
riod than one year are payable at thr
tinra they are ordered, and it not paid
ib person ordering tiiam will oe oeld;
tapontibl for tha money.
Tht Old KHohtn Flra.
In tha home of my childhood, wbre
tell poplar grew,
Wae a huge fcltehen flraplaoa, homely
to view,
With Ita old fashioned erana and It
trammel ot wlra,
That twang the "eook-pot" o'er th
old kitchen lira.
Itak-lor were, la winter, piled up to
With fore-sticks of blck'ry,' or maple
In lieu;
Whence bright, cheerful flainea would
leap higher and higher,
Till all waa aglow 'round tha old kit :h-
In apring time the baeon and should-
era and liaina
Were hung up to eura In tboee ample
old jamb.
And all tha home eotnforte that heart
could desire
Were plenty and free 'rouud that old
klteben fire.
When tha chorea were all done and the
back-log in place
We drew 'round the table, and, bow
ing for "grace,"
AU Joined In thanksgiving, pronjunc
ed by the sire,
For blessing aurrouudlng our old
kltcheu tire.
Oft-tiiuea waa that kitchen t'.ie neigh
bor' resort
For social enjoyment or Juvenile
And children would cluster ar juud our
To hear his war tales by the old klteh
en fire.
And mark how he shou'dered bin
crutch as he eyed
The old flint-lock gun, with x veteran's
Where It peacefully hung di ita green
baize attire .
Upon rude wooden hooks o'er the old
kitchen Are. '
Each fortnight "the preacher" came
'round on his bent,
And there lit sweet union the faithful
would meet;
Nor envied the churoh, with it cloud
piercing spire,
Coutent to commune 'rouud the old
kitchen fire.
The purest enjoyments I ever have
Were thoie when I mln J at home
with my own
With parent and children, and house
hold entire,
Assembled around the dear old kltoh
en lire.
One aoul was as gentle and sweet as
tha dove
The bond of our circle. It centre of
Whoa hands, though oft weary,
seamed never to tire
Of labor of lov 'round th old kltch
en lira.
A the' mother-bird guardeth the nest
of her brood,
Thus watchful waa aha for our safety
and good;
And of ten she tolled after all would
Our garments to mend by tha old
kitchen Or.
Contentment and happiness reigned
In our home;
We dreamed not of sorrow or parting
Nor thought wa howaoon our beloved
might expire.
And paaa to her rest from th old
kitchen Are.
Death entered our fold, yet we mourn
ed not alone;
Friends kindly commingled their tear
with our own;
Our grief stricken heart little cheer
could acquire.
For tha gloom that o'erskadowed) our
old kitchen fire;
Tho' th' lily waa pluoked from our
garland of love,
To bloom la ambrosial gardens above,
How eould w but murmur at Death's
cruel Ira,
A w bora her remains from tha old
kitchen fire?
v ... . .. ."
Wa tenderly garnered her aahea away,
ToraattlUthadawaof earth rally
ing dav:, ....
Heath low-drooping willows, where
bloomed the sweet-brier.
Then, heart-broken, turned to w'rd the
old UtoUea fire. ,
BMU wended w thither each desolate
"nurhti .
Tho' the angel had vanished the hearth
was 11111 brlirht.
But th charm had departed thatone
did InsDir -
Our longing to meet at tha old kltohen
In aearah of enjoyment I'm roved tba
world 'round, . .
'atone grave and th feativ and
jat I've not fnn:l
In all life' allureinenta one charm to
Like th' home aoene of yore 'round
the old kltohen Bra.
Chicaoo Ixtbr-Ocxax.
Th Midnight Train.
Aeroaa tha dull and brooding night
A giant flies with demon light.
And breath of wreathing smoke;
Around hlin whirl tha reeling plaiu,
And with a dah of dim disdain.
He cleave th sundered rock.
In lonely swamp th low wind stirs
The bell of black funeral fire,
riiat murmur to the aky,
Till, startled by bis mad career,
They seem to keep a hush ot foar
, As If a god swept by. t ,
Through many a dark, wild heart of
O'er booming bridge, where beneath
A mighty river brawl;
By ruins, remnants of th past.
Their Ivies trembling In the blast;
By singing waterfalls.
The aluiub'rer on his sil nt bed
Turus to the light his lonely bead.
Divested of his dream;
Long league of gloom are hurried o'er
Thro' tuunel sheaths, with iron roar.
And shrill night rending scream.
Past huddling huts, post flying farms,
High furnace flames, whose crimson
Are grappling with the night,
lie tears along receding lands.
To where the kingly city stauds,
Wrapt in a robe of light.
Here, round each wide and gushing
A orowd of enger fares wait.
And every smile Is known.
We tlmiik thee, O, thou TlUn train,
That in the city once again
We clasp our loved, our own.
All tiik Ybar Rousn.
H e 1 o o t T n. 1 o .
Asa mle detectives do not enre to
relate inciJetita in which they have
figured nnsnacesufully, but the fol
lowing tory illustrute the clever
uesa with which they often Lave to
J wa io Pari, enjoying few
week vacation. Among tho ac
qiiaiutanoea whiob I picked up there
wa a certain Francois Dultou, a law
yer. To soy bow I become acquainted
would be rather puzzling. Tha proff
ered cigar, and exchange of uowa-
papers or a passing reoognitiou, had
ripened under his frieudlj gaiety
into familiarity.
I bad passed more than one even
ing at hi snug office in the Hue de
Lignt where he received bis clients,
a remarked one evening with bia
irresistible smile .
"Ah, mooaieur, how would you
like a scamper across the Cooti
oent T"
"Well enough, said I, bat my
"Do not speak of money. I can
offer yoo a splendid chance to com
bine basioass and pleasure."
indeed ! Nay I ask wbera and
"Twenty miles beyond flnda- on
tba Danube at Kihihoobati, is a
beautiful manor."
"Yoo will simply take charge of
tba only aon of a wealthy baron,
Emil von Magar," adding, in bis
bright, bland way i "Ha Is bat fir.
teen, and has been placed in a Paris
school bat alas I diieaae has de
veloped itself, and tba father has
determiued to recall him. It is im
portant that be should seek tha qaist
of bis native valley."
Another questioning broagbt oat
tba facts thai a liberal som per week
and expenses wars to ba paid, and
that H might require aoma oaation
to past through Austria for Han
gory wbera tha baron lived waa then
auderbao. Tba baron, it seems,
waa already suspected for complicity
in plots, and tba son bad mall dis
cration of speech.
It chimed in wall with my iodine
Hons. I desired greatly to sea ths
borne of that proud Magyar people
of whom Kossuth waa ao noble an
. Really," thought t, "this is lucky.
I am to ba paid for doing tba vary
tbiog I long for.'
Aa it waa necessary to have a
passport, I, in company with Fran
sola Dalton viaited tha sohool wbera
Emit waa at present
Ou enteriog tha department, from
tba lawyer's description I at ones
recooii4 tko lad from among sooi
other forty or fifty yoatbe. There
ooald ba no mistaking his sbarp fee-
turee, raven bair aad blaok eyes.
"This is tba gentleman, Emil, who
has eonsented to taka yon borne,"
aid tha lawyer.
Emil looked Into By foe with a
questioning glance, and then grasp,
iog my hand, said with such out
spoken sincerity that I felt drawn to
bioi at ones t
"Sir, I aball bava no faara with
It was tba hearty expression of an
unsophisticated mind. Dalton then
poka ;
"ffeisaa American and ba will
be kind to yon. Remember to obey
bim exactly."
"Then ha bate tba Aoslrians.
ffeis one of that nation where all
are free where oar grand Kossuth
was treated like a prinoe I This
good American aball see bow our
noble people are treated by. tbe
dospioable tyrante."
"Hosh, hush, Emil ; you must oot
lake like this l' then turning to me
he said t Tbt very children of that
pound race are filled with tbe deep
eenae of wrong."
. "Not to be wondered at," said I,
aa I reoallod tbe accounts wbioh M.
Dslton bad given me.
"Whoa I'm a man T exclaimed
the handsome lad, "I will killJAos
traios they are not fit to live !"
"Kiuil," I eoothingly replied, "ray
dear boy, repress this feeling, or we
never shall reach your borne alive.''
The folio in? day I and my
charge started In due time we
reached Vienna. A hundred mile
up the Danubo and wa should be at
tbe baron's castle.
Unevontful dnys they wore. I
actually suffered with tbe emotion
of my little friend 1 1 loarnod to ad
mire hi proud spirit, a I watched
bia flushing eye whenever ho spoke
of bia beloved country, or when he
shrank from the questioning of
some distrustful official.
I saw bis quivering lip and dis
(ended nostril when, after some of
tbe close question of an Austrian
officer, ho sank back in bia eeit,
mntteriog t
"I trust all to the goo J Ameri
can." After dinner I stood on the door
tep of my hotel, and waa aoojstud
by a police officer, asking me about
my pnHsport.
"1 bnve never been in Austria be
fore," 1 aaid ' but in Franca I have
given a gene Urms a couple of frauka
to taka my paper to the bureau of
police "
"Tbe same may bera be done,
tba official politely answered.
nappy to be rid of tbe journey, I
submitted the document He harri
ed off, after com paring tha descrip
After Emil, who waa greatly fa
tigued retired I started to tba Grand
Opera House, and gava myaelf np to
tbe enjoyment of tha aplendid mu
I presume I had been there for a
half hour, when a tap on tba shoulder
called my attention,
Tour passport t"
I explained matters, bat to no
purpose, Tba offioial waa obdurate.
I mast go to ths polios bareaa aad
ocooant for myaelf. Going around
with ma to tbe hotel, I learned that
tba paper bad not yet been return
ed.. "Well," I thought "it will ba all
right. I oan explain matters to tbe
Vain hope I After exhausting my
eloqaeooe, I was superciliously in
formed t
"Until this passport is found
Uext moat remain in prison "
In vain I pleaded tha unprotected
oonditioo of my charge. To prison
mast go. Once iosidethe bars, I
felt how often I bad been iostru
mental in sending others there. I
was mad aa a hornet mad enough
to bite a nail in two. I bava often
siooe thought of tbe proverb i What
ia aanes for tba gooss is aauoe for
tha gander," bat it did not oooar to
ma then.
When morning came found my
dander rising very bigb. I demand
ed to ba broagbt before tba Ameri
can consul.
When wa (for the polioe agent bad
ma still in tow) reaobed tbe embassy
I began to feel improved in spirits,
aa tbongbt of tbe stmericam eagle,
tba stars aad atripes, and other in
spiring thoughts.
I meant to glva oar proud bird a
vbaaaa to soar a little, and strike ou
mr -. iaaan i r . . m w
. J&
tv1 VI
aaa. CI T-i 1
in a aeeood like Austrian chains.
An emaciated, spindly youth, with
gold eyeglasses, was present, scan
ing tha Herald
Tba exquisite never tamed a hair
at my entrance. Ua went on read,
iog, giving an occasional yawn. I
ventured a delicate little cough, aa a
signal that I waa anxious to inter
view one of tba tall feathers of the
American eagle t
Mot a qniver in tba attitude of the
I was not accuatomed to auch im
pertinence, ao t let out a little plain
Yankee talk.
Down went tha newspaper t tbe
gold eyeglaases were directed to
ward ma i a drawliuj; voice Informed
ma that tba chief of the embassy was
Tbo old Adam in me grew as lig
as a circus tent I yelled i
"You are placed here by the
American government to afford
protection to American subjects '
"Lord, my good man, I can't do
nawtbiog I '
"Yoo were placed bore either for
use or for ornament yoo little whip
per anapper 1 hut you are a dog
gasted fail ure iu either capacity."
The now frightened clerk drawled
out again i
"Here Snm-rauol, shew this paw-
son tho door 1"
Out I rnsbod, followed by the be
wildered Austrian,
I need not toll of four hours ad-
ditional labor, tbe result of which
was my release, bowover. I waa
driven to my hotel' My heart was
in my mouth whon I learned that
Emil was not there.
I vieited evory hospital and police
station in Vienna. All in vain. My
heart bled for tbe poor Hungarian
boy tbe gentle lad who was doubt
less languishing down deep in an
Auatrian prison.
A day or two of fru'.tbts labor
and anxiety followod, until I wa
compr-llod to coiifoss mysolf beat
en I, a Ynikee deturtivo.
Tho poor, trUHtiii youth, with liifl
oft ropo itod aisuniie of ftitli in
the "goo l A'tiecit! in," the hoart
broken baron, the diHtrm tud Dallou
oh, I was in a pretty pickle.
I telegruphed to M Dalton :
"Kuiil is lost I For Uod' sake
come on at once..
I received an answer shortly :
"M. Dultou has gouo. Left no ad
dress." I cussed my carelessness, and
flashed to tbe baiou at Kisochati :
'.Your son baa mysteriously dis
appeared from my charge Hasten
here l"
Tbe answer drove me almost furi
ous :
'Baron von Magar not known i
no anch place as Kiaocbati."
Was I in a dream 1 I could not
sleep for tbioking of those big,
pleading eyes, which seemed to fol
low ma wherever I turned,
I grew beggared, and mnst event
ually have fallen into brain fever,
bad I u t bean reoille 1 to K.ris by
a telegram from ooo of my own
Not knowing what else to do, I
returned to that magnificent city.
Tbe first person I met, while step
ping off tba train, was Philander
Pbog, an old acquaintance.
He was amated at my condition,
for I bad grown thin, and anxiety
was doubtless painted on my face.
Philander hurried me to bis room,
and leaning me fast to a bottle of
wine wanted to know what waa np.
1 gave bim tbe history of tha case.
''What was the data of your de
parture from Paris t"
''November, 17 Wednesday."
. "Just a month ago," ba exclaimed
With a bound, be bad taken down
a newapaper file, and was turning
over its pages.
Presently, with a guffaw that
(airly shook tbe rafters, ho fell back
into a chair, abonting between bia
spell t
"tin, bora i on, uord I Tbe bast
detective in America taken indona
for l"
Tha blood rushed to my face I
angrily dousanded ai explanation
bat it was impossible for hita to do
or say mora,
JI rolled orer tba floor and held
bia sides, I grew mad, aa was na
turaleven madder than when I waa
snperoilliously treated by tbe fop at
the American Legation.
- 1, toj, turned to tha newspaper,
la an iuatant I aaw it all, 1 had
aotually smuggled one of tha most
aJruitlillla thieves. snd confidence
lL 1
operators out of Paris right from
nnder tba noees of the police agents.
I bad Immortalised myself bycb ip
eroning Clara Richat out of the reacb
of justice. Tbe police bad tracked
hor, after tha most tedious opera
tions, to a oertau point
Emil waa tha very princess of ad
venturesses apy, thief, forger, and
mnrderer. Her laat feat had been
to rob the young Counte-s de Bia-
onia of bar jewels.
Dy tbe coonivaooe of Francois
Dalton, ebe bad been admitted into
tbe school as a Hungarian boy. A
that point tho Freujn detectivo
lost ber.
Tbe cordon of French and Flera
iah agoote were dying to know bow
aod where she oroasod the frontier,
for they bad made every point ae
eore. The proprietor of ths school waa
innocent and be declared that Eini
bad been bis most docile, bis most
intelligent pupil.
M. Dalton, it has since been as
certained, was tha roan of reference,
the "fence,'' who direoted her game.
It was believed that be bad elnpod
with the dashing young queen of tbe
No wonder, iudned, that Philan
der ejncnlated "Ob, Lotd 1 Oh,
Lord I' nor thaf I beat a Lasty re
treat from faris. The atory leaves
a bsd taste in my mouth to this day,
I oonfoss.
Hit Honor and Bijah.
Jamos Fitxpatrick bad on excuse
for drinking two glasses of whiskey
on top of three glasses of beer, It
was bia roolher-iu-law's birthday.
and he full it his solemn duty to
comreemorato the eamo. Hut he
bad no excuse for auuoving a Con
gress Ho st
The I
And t
And t
Am tin
goss c
but In
the la
his lit
'Oh, I
As he
the ti
Oh, i
yell ... . ,
lar walked bim off and put him be
hind the cold iroo bars.
'What did you want to act in that
way for ?' naked bia Honor.
'Ob, I was just having a little
fun,' replied the prisoner. 'I didn't
know it was agin tbe law to make
'Naithor ia it i but bow would you
feel if tbe tailor should stand at your
gate and sing t
O I Jimmy FiUprtrick I again on u
And his eyes are bleary and red ;
All over bis buck of mud there's stack
For he took a soft ditch for bis bed.'
'I'd unhinge bis constitution for
him 1' waa tbe prompt reply.
'I presume so, and will now nn
binge jours to tbe tuna of sixty days
to tbe Work House.'
'That's a bad tune, your Honor.'
'Yes, bat it's good enough for a
poor singer. Stand back.'
The Traveling" Tarror.
Tba editor waa stting in his re
volving cane-bottomed chair, when
Tornado Tom tba trnaaUiaf terror
of Texas, came in and aWaaded a
retraction of tba statement4: that ba
bad a windled aa orphan out of 14.
''It's a lie oleir through," . aad tbe
Terror, striking tba table with his
fist, "I'm as good a man aa smells
tba atmosphere in this saotion.
"Perhaps you are better," said
the editor, meekly,
' Uy rreord'Jl ooofare ' farorably
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2C, 1882. NO, 25
with yourn, aaid tbe Terror with
eneer I "perhaps tbere are a few lit
tie baok racketa in yonr life, sir, that
wouldn't bear a microscopic invesli
"Ob, sir," said tha editor visibly
agitated, "don't recall the past i
don t bring np tha momories of tht
omb i I know I've led a hard life
I don't deny it I killed Shorty
tlnriies, the Dowery boy of New
York backed bim all to pieces with
knife. I have atoned for it a
bousand times. I blew a insuV
head off at a log roll io Kentucky
ind bitterly bava I i epented of my
folly. I slew a lot of inoffensive cit
issna of Omaha over a psltry 14 pat
simply becaoae I got excited. Oh.
nould I out cheat tbe tomb of Ibt
men I have place in its maw I would
ba happy. But it waa all owing to
my bigb temper and lack of early
training. I know that I have b. eo
wayward, wicked i and yon have a
light to come here and recall those
nohsppy memories, but its d d
mean for sll that. Nobody with a
heart would treat a man like you
have. Dou'l leave, strangor. I'll tell
you all, I sawed a man's bead off
with aoold army anhre jnut for.'
Tho Toxas Terror wuh down and
halfway rouud the corner, while tin
editor, Inking a frosh chew of rattle
snake twist continued his peaceful
avocations aa quietly as a law and
abiding citizen.
The Arab Boy.
Arab children ho found always in
foresting. Iu reply to a question as
to bis tdons of lifo I
"One littlo fellow said that be wa
going to save up hia money sod but
a fow goats, and after that bo should
keop on saving hia money, aod buy
lour cows.
t will you do tUun ?" 1 ask-
V, I would sell tbo goals and
s, and buy two or three cum
artor you get your camel
ill you do "
r, theu," he said thoughtfully
! got married, "'
jailor iuui wuat will you
II, suppose," said bo, after a
ausn, "after that I mast get
to die."
Boy'a Composition on Fall.
t in a boy' composition on
-"This i full, bet-suss it fall
season ol the year. Lnve
n, as well ss thermometers snd
Irs of straw bats. Old topers,
io tho pledge in summer, are
to tall wbea la! cider making
, for straws show whioh way
der goes, Husking corn Is cue
plensures of W, but plca-ure
O'xl fr boy's I don't think,
en want a little fue ; let ihtm
1 A husky old mso oan go
;h a good deal ol oorn, anojo
Dhrgiog taters is anoth r of
ll amusements. The way
dig later is to wait until
. .re baked olouly, aoJ then dig
them out o( their skies. Most win'er
schools are open in th fall. The
brst winter school I ever went to
didn't open until spring, and the first
dsy it opened tba toachor look sick
and tbe school house waa locked up
for the season, Once in a while wr
bae a very severe full, hut nothing
liko tbe fail of Adsiu and Eve in the
Cisrdenof Kdeo. Suuiimr Is iuis
oa.ned. It should be called Pride,
lor doesn't pride go beforo a fsll f"
Smith's a Liar.
"Father," begin s jouag Dvfroitet
the other evening, "were you la tbe
war t"
"Y, my on."
"Wis it awful f"
"Lots of dead aad wounded ms'
'Yes "
"Did you kill many ?"
"Well, I shouldn't liks to aoswor
that question."
"Are yen very modoat, pa t"
"I hop 1 am too modest to brag."
"That wes what Mr. Smith meant,
than, when he ws telliog tbo men
down si ths drug store that you
bado's any war record to brag of.
"He did, ah t Smith is a liar 1"
"Tbst's what I thought, I old
th mn that yon ran so ft that bs
soalda't eaten yoa oa boreebeok, and
tit m
aay nor snows mat a nor oa
rate t nao wite a'fff koa
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