The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, May 31, 1860, Image 1

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TERms: 77 ,-. $ll5O per:-annomin ADii . ribNCE
,;theroipe 12 will be charged-and fifty eenta per =Min
added to arrearagea, at the option of the Pnblialter. to pay
papaw of collectiOn, etc. 4 . lorattes payment preferre&
AnvErrnsvarracTS Will be inserted at the
rate of $1 peesquare, of ten lines or leas, kir the first three
weeks, and 25 cents for each additional week-',ln7 down.
Merchants, and others, who adN',eriase by
the Tear, will be charged at,the following rates, etc; •
For one cubic ininsoreVr teals: ono year. with olia4.ei, $8
Arch additional cubic From, at Ow rata 914 . 6
rp credit given except to those of koo,wprtipo*sibilfty,
If : T. S..IIRTuUT
NEAR tlie:quiet village of
. Greehbank,
lived Faiinyee. Tier mother teas h wid
ow and had tiro children besideS Fanny.
'A little cottage, and a homesteadof a few
acres, nuide" up the widows ppOseSsiOns..
The one gave slieltekO her little . : family,.
and from..the - other she obtained; food to
nourish their bodies and .somethihg Witiv
which to buy the few . artielesthek needed
beyond what the farm produced.) i .- .
As tiief,e' Idestanny knew what it - Was
to be busy. She Alma hp with the dawn,
and often, when the daylight clOsled, her
-tasks 'remained :unfinished. )34 for all
. that, Fanny's heart Was as ligl4 4s; the
'heart of a bird. She was alway,s to be
found singing at her ;.work. _ -f i
More than a hundred miles away, in one'
•of the great Ailantie
_cities, dived! Mary
Milton, a.cousin pf Fanny Lee's. 'Two or
three times Mart -had come vi,; in the
Summer time to sgpoil. - , a week with her
aunt and C - 011111fk: Mn, these .OeCasions,
Fanny had numerous enquiries 'to I make
about the city; and Mary, very naturally
sketched,' for such air anditOt,..inahy glow
ing pictures: One summer, Maley came,
up to Greenbank and staid neartyl three
weeks. She was pal, looked sink'; and
had but" appetite when shela'riVe4.
But in :the brief time she was . Xvith her
cousin, she changed greatly. Ole' • color
warmed in her. cheek, her appetite was re-'
stored, and she could. walk miles "without
experiencing fatigue; '
.. Yet,
.for:thll this
change, Mary grew tired of the ''country,
and by the *end of three weeks, WAS sigh
ing to get link among her pier city
fri e nds. During this.'visit, 'Faniiy"l.4 ears
were. filled, as before, with =bunts of
what was to be seen and enjoyed in the,
city. • • • - 4
't Oh ! I should die in this dull place,"
said Mari-one day, pear the•clos • of her
visit. "Ilow in the4vo,rld do y'ou ; man
age 'to live
,through the year ?"
Fanny smiled; but did not-reply.
"I wish you would-go to the eity with
me, C 07." - ,
;.‘ What could I dolhere ?" askod 'Fan-
"Why, learn a trade; or get a;place in,
some store. I know 4ilenty of gula who
receive five dollars a Week."
"Indeed! Sq. 'Midi?" .said? Fanny,
struck with the mention of so large a. sum.
" Certainly," replied Mary. 1•
"It would take me a long tinde.;:te learn'
"Oh, no. Many`, girls lear4 in -six
months. Toil could het boarding iii some
family, that wanted a little help,,torl what
you could do about the house in the•znoill-.
ing and evenings."
"Do you think !
"I know it." - : • : .
" What trade is .a good one iasked
Fanny. , •
" You might learn the• dresti making, or
millinery business." • 1
" Could_l make five dollars a seek as.a
dress 'maker ?".
"No. ' But Toil ,would be .certain to
earn 'three dollars a W,eeki and that's a
good deal !"
"I would be very well satisfied with
three dollars a week. hardly see as
much money in•a year, now."
" And then," said Mary, - ! is so
much to be enjoyed in the city: II go to a•
dozen balls and parties every winter: and
to such delightful picnics in the',:sunimer
time. "
" I'm afraid I' , should -get tired° of sewing
from morning till night."
" Yon mit,dit at first. . . But :,yojed soon
get used to it," .replied ary. "What is
sewing to your slaviSh work ouf "here ;in
the country. .I've, seen you cutting wood
with the axe; and even digging in the
garden; to say nothing of wasliing and
ironing every week; and . cooking and
scrubbing: every day.. Oh, dearD such,
kind of work- Would kill me. Sewing is'
nothing to it." i • - ' •
- It did strike Fanny, that, all these things
mentionedbyllary, were hartitiehar
der than- was meet form young:girl to per--
form, and the faint desire for a city life,
already experieneed. grew: stronger. • .
"I've been persuading Fanny :,ito go to
the city with me," said Mary to Mrs. Lee,
a day or two before 'she was fe . return
home. • • : ,
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" To_the city!: Nonsense! What would '
Fanny do itv the city?" -returned Mrs.
Lee in a tone of disapprobation. k • '
"Do as we, all do.: She can leant a trade
and Supportlierself •
"And die of.consqmption, Or 4.metbing
worse, in less. than five years,"
.Said Mrs.
Lee. ~
" Do I look as if I was going to did. of
consumption ?" asked 'Mary. ' .•
• "No, not now; thanks to out country
air I But,-. - when you *Me up, yim looked
as if you might drop 'off in lets - than a
twelve month." -
Why,'Auntl'anny!'exclaieled Mary.
"It's true child! :I noticed it, and spoke
of it." • ‘, • -
. " I'm sure I was Perfectly: well, Aunt."
"And I am just assure that :You were
. not. Why, you could'nt eat arpiece 'of
bread as big as My hand for bretkast,iior'
walk a quarter of ainile, iiithont I setting rest. NoW, I wouldn'tliVe much
fora loaf after yourappetite waajsatisfied;
and yofi can run a Mile with "More ease
than you could walk a fourth of the dis-:
tance." -
Mary htughed; and Aemurredin'arthis.
But Mrs: Lee reaffirmed it, and ':'said that
she had just as-lief seeFaiiny - in the
little village churr.hl yard, as to ~ : gO away
and be buried up ins a great City. So: pos
itively did - the mother, speak, that both
Fanny and Mary feltAat it WiiiS useless
fo say any thing more on the 'Subject,
But they talked it Over to themselves, dai
ly, while Marr remained, and . ; When the
cousins at length ,parted, it was , with a
promise from Fatiny that she *brae
to the city,if she could'possibly do so - with .
her mother's approbation.
After 'Mary had: gone ha:* Fanny's'
mind remained filled, almost .to the email
sion of every things else, with thoughts of
a city life.. Oily tasks bicame irk
some, and her t'oiee, which had carolled
-from morning nntß,night, like the voice of
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a bird,, rarely broke forth in song ; and
when it did so, but half' its melody re
mained. ' '
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Fanny had a loveri He was a smart
lad, who worked on a farin near .by , her!
mother's. cottage. •-• Fanny had been much
pleased with the' attentions of Peter Wit
kinst-that as his narne—Lup to the . peri
od other cousin's last • visit. But Mary
laughed at im sotunniercifully, andballed •
him so ofte a " country bumpkin," - that
Fanny; from.first feeling a little ashamed
of him,,was 'tato treat him with indiffer
ence. Petet.•.was hurt at this conduct;
and returned it with equalcOldness.' Af
ter .Mary's eturn,.Peter, who rightly at
triblited thechange in fanny to the mfln-
th ee of her prightly cousin, approached
hiS sweethe - rt with something‘ of his old
faibiliarity. I But Fanny's thoughts ...were
still way ii the city,. and her conntry lov
er, Uawelli as all 'else pert.einingjo the
;country, had but few attradtions - Tor her
eyes'. Andisci she treated hint with even
-greater indifference ; -an indifference, in
fact, that-Peter be alnioit insulting.
He was, inl consequence, offended, and,
turned himself, in painful disappointment;
from one whose presence had . always been
like ray oi , sunshine -across his path.---:-
'Fanny felt this.chatige, and it helped to•
make her mere unhappy and discontented.
•-•- One,day, not many weeks after - .Iklary
had gone back to the city, Mrs. Lee, see
-1 ing the Changein Fanny, took, occasion to
have a long -conversation conversation with her..ln
this conversation; Fanny had a great deal
to say 'against-' the country ; •-while she
drew glowing'picturea of city life, and its
advantages.( "Though she would not admit
that there was s forcy in-any-thing urged in
opposition by her Mother, yet some of the
statements that were. made, fixed thenr=
selves in her-memery, and she could not
help thinking of thimtafter the excitement
of the intertiew had-passed away. -
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On.- the next afternoon Fanny was - left
alone.: Her mother having occasion to go
into the neighboring village, took the two
younger children with her. While Fanny
sat sewing. on a garment for.her brother,
her thoughts - Wandered off, as usual; to
the -City ; and so absorbed did she become
in the pictures that !came before her hnag
ination, that, in a little while, her hands
were lying idly in her lap,
.and her eyes : '
fixed in 'dreamy vacancy. Arousing . her- .
Seltwith an effort, she- lifted her work and
went on with it again;g but, in a
' little
while, her hand's were still; and her eyes
half closed in revery. Thus it continued
for some tine, when she saw her mother.
_enter the little garden gate, and approach
the door. ft was iit least two -hours'earli-
er than she fiad expected her to return,„
and she carne uniceompaniedbY the chil
dren. -.,• But, the cirtunistances occasioned
in the mind iof Fanny no surprise. .. !
" I have a etter from your cousin Mary,"
said Mrs. l Lee
on coming into the- house,
" and sln4 says,thatl she has obtained for
you a goodillace inat store,-for which you
will be paid four dollars a f sweek. You
ingthust leave forl
the City to-morrow -Morn
." :-
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• fanny's heart bounded with , delight- at
this intelligence. . Her work was thrown
aside, and instant :I preparations for, the
journey were :Commenced. -It seemed
scarcely an Your ere the night !was past
and the time; of separation had- • arrived.-
Bat so elated was the mind of Fanny with
the prospect before her, .that shit could
hardly go through; the . decent forms of
parting: Tough her cheek was wet with
her Mother'.tears as the stage drove off;
there was-a znileution.herlip, and - ii warm
emotion - of leasure at her heart. It was
4 day's journey to I the city. Night had
fallen ere thy cats Jby ' which -Fanny - had
come over siXty Miles of the, distance, an:
rived at the depot Mary was' there to
meet and to !welcome her.; but, somehow,
' the Welcorrug .wa.s not so cordial as she •
had 'expecte. to-receive. Mary--said that
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she Was ove jOyedlto -see her; but there
was'nothing in thetone of her- voice, nor
-in the.expre gob. iff her face, that a"teed
with the words she uttered. • •
"You muSt go liome v;ith me to-night,"eaid"Mary,
said Mary, "land tO-morrOw we will find
you boarding hii i use."
And such 'a home as Mary's proved to
be It was a narrow court, and the room
she occupie, was a poorly furnished attic,
the stifled ai of which, to. one • who had
lived all her life among the sweet mount
ain breezeis, .ould Scarcely be inhaled with-
Out feelin of suffocation. Since morn-
- big ; Fanny Tad taken no food ; but Mary
did not ask ' er if She bad been to supper,
and. she won d not speak ,of it herself. So,
hungry and aint though she felt, she re
ceived no re r
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eshMent. -
' • "i have t go outl to-night, Fanny,"
said her con in, soon after she came in.—
"So -youo m us t Make yourself at home here
until .I rem. ." 1
i , ' , ", At hom !" Hew the words tent back
the though of Finny to ,her own home,
and the lovi gMo her from whom she had .
parted. In a littl while she was alone
in the great, strap e city,, hid , away, as it
were, is a .garret, nd not a face to look
upon. Thee wa a Murmur of voices be
, lowl - ; butte wee the voices of stran
gers, and eh i loneliness the more
oppressirie. •It iv not long before she
was in . Sad, lonely,. 'heartsick' she
was, alread -, thinigh the earth had -not
performed ne resolution Since she turned
het face aw'y "from her pleaStuit home:
-Hours went by; yet 'Mary did not, return.
Overwe'ari • atlas; with weeping and
thitikitt, F tiny threw herself " upen the
bed. Vv'heS nexiconscious, it was;ilay
light. had come home, and was
by her side. -
at br t time, Fannyjoked the
faultily with whoa her cousin boarded.—
The faces - sti met Were repulsive, and the
donvematio that passed' liadninch in it
that shock her ears. As for the fOod
that was-se before' her, it looked and tas
ted so diffe ent from What she had been
used tout home;tbat it .was with difficul
ty She could swallow it. And then, there
was golnet4ing . so - offensive to her in the
atmosphere of the small close room where
the badly °lied; meal was served, that it
trade her lei
sick. . -.-- -
Alter ust, Mary took ,her cousin,
io ‘ a dry g s store, where .a stern look
iUg maa - ed her many questions touch
ing her ali , "ty
.-ttract in the capacity .: of a
Baratta , Or souse she was utterly
igtutast the Inanness,
afraid,..Mis, you Won't suit me,!
.he said, indifferently. • -
• "Oh, yes, sir,, he will. know she
will'. spoke up Mary. "Only give her
a trial." t
"Ho* nauch•Wages. does she expect to
receive?". iisked dip man.
"You wrote foi# dollars a week," said
Fanny, turning to her cousin..
."Four billars week I!! spoke up the
man, in Oiall anger.' •"'Fhe best girl in
my store only gets• that, I'll give you'a.
.dollar andlabalf tp begin with. And if
you learn quickly, and make yourself use
ful, increase }tit- Wages after a few
months." !.
"It willlcostlieritwo ilollarsra week for
board," said Mary.;
" I'don't-eare anything about that," re
turned the; man.: 4 t What. I've said I've
I said. If shelikes.fp . come for a dollar and
a half a w,Cck, - whyl she can come. And if
not, not." „ e -
1 Fanny looked atiMary. Her'lleart and
-eyes werelboth full.; and she diffziot Nen
-1 ture to.speak: F • . •
" You',dibetter try it, Faini'`y,"said her
cousin: don'tk l now of any other place,
and, perhaps you eau get board for a dol-.
lar- and a half."
Fanny did not oivnse this, and her con
sin, left her. Poml child So. overcome
was she bi the strangeness and perplexitj•
of her situhtion, that she covered herhice
with her hands, and sobbed aloud. ..
".Come,l come," said the `shop-keeper
sternly. • 'q want hone of this nonsense I
.If you inlend .tolaccept the situation,
say so;. if not, youcan retire."
, Fanny, Composed herself within strong
effort, and looking up, said- she would
take: his offer,.anddothe best". she could,
Though it was early in the day, - customs
ers had already been in, for a part of one
of the counters wa4 piled with goods. To
roll these tp and replace-them upon the
shelves the.firstwork assigned toiler.
Long - bellire she had accomplished the
task, other, custom:era had called and oth
er goods I!)een thrown, upon the counter.
For hour's ;and honks she!•worked on,, and
still the, end was as far off — as when
began, Her limbal ached with standing,
and her back and from the labor
of rolling 4nd liftiqg • the many pieces of
,goods she ;was reqUired to handle: Thtis
through the day she` toiled 011, , andwhen
night came, she found her way back as
best she ccluld; to the Uninviting home' of
Maiy; \ so weary arid faint that she. could
hardly \stand. Thi - t woman with whom
Mary 'bearded, atter - some persuasion,
agreed to stake Fanny at h dollar and a
half a ut ek,'the fail amount of the wages
she was to receive lif she.would share the
room_ and the& of ' her. cousin. After this
at;rangetneht was agreed to,.Firtmv shrunk
away' : into the little garret, where she
spent the el - vetting After tea;
a-young ninn called tot:lke Mary to soma
place of amusement; thus leaving Fanny
again alone with her own sad thoughtg.—
Ana sad enough thq . Were,: • • •
•At'the end of a!week, shop-keeper
paid - Fatniv her dollar antta half, but at
the same time toldher that she was "too
awkward 4nd countrified" to suit him, and
'that she ndedn't come' bade any more. -
Fanny Was jri despair at,this.
'4- Whatshall .4 do?" she enquired' of
Mary, whsin she, niet her in the evening,
wringing hey !tan& as she spoke.
"Fm sure I donit know,"•returned ka
ry, "unleOs you go and learn a trad - e."
• "But not receive wages while learn
ing a trade.",
" No"
," How" then can jl pay ray- board ?"
"You Will have to go into somebody's
work room, and stay - a •year for - your
board and chance of learning."
And get no clothes?"
• "No." -•, * • ' •
The utterance ofFanny became so chok
ed that - she did" not venture. to speak out
her thoughts at thb moment. No clothes
for a year. It was impossible for her to ,
go a yeari•withOuilsome additions to her
wardrobe‘i Even' now she needed to, have
an entire new set ef dresses; for those she
had brought 'wid he'r from the country
were in so ttrangeln. fashion that her mi.;
pearance ,had caused' rerearks that were
extremely annoyiog. * The , necessity for
new clothes was fdt still more strongly on
the next day, which -was the• Sabbath—
. dressed herself gaily, and said - she
was going to churbh. -
” But
.ou mus'4t 'think of • going, Fan
ny," she said, "in your outlandish looking
clothes. They -were surely made in the
year - one r' 1 -
A thonghtless ! laugh followed- 'this
speech. Mary, atter arraying hersdf in
all the 'finery - she !had been 'able to accn
mulate, danced gaily before the glass, and
then couriesying and smirking to Fanny,
wished.her a pleaiant day, and went trip
ping down stairs..!
A saddbr day Flinn) , had' never spent in
her whole life. 'Alone from the time her
cousin left until near midnight, for it was
, almost twelve o'c(ock when Mary return
ed, she did little, else bnt think - of- the hap
py home She had left, and weep. She tas
ted no fored during the day.., , -
On .316fiday morning one of the 'girls
Who boa:rded in the house, told Fanny
that she ;could get a place at .1 dollar a
week to learn bdok-folding. In a little
while, she said, too dollars might-be'earn. i
ed, and then she (iould pay up the deficiet
cy in beriboarding in the meantime. Fan
ny went With the?girl after breakfast, and
was introduced .by hex• in a lar .
or- 101 l in the thita story of-an immense
.warehouse, where about a 'dozen young
women and as many men rere all busy at
work... Here a place , was assigned toiler
at a long table, and, she' as directed to
I fold some- Vrintedsheets - of Paper in a cer
tain manner., Diligently she worked at
this for a' couple if hours, when the own
• er of the bindery =me along and "examin
ed what ' , she 'had done. Her heart beat
aniionsly, but h 4 relieved her oppressed
• feelings- by.savinir that she, was getting ,
gong very, welL rThen he Out, on-his had
and went - away. 1 The moment the door
closed after him, ,there was a hum of Voi
ces throughout the ram. ..- Laughter and
merry jesting followed _ ; . then work was
abandoned,'and 4 game at romp began.—
As V'enny with her folder in
her hand, trying to perform, aright what' .
she was-engaged in.. doing, some one drew
her besdbaok and klased ber.--!
Startled and *farmed at such a freedom,
sheLsprung Rem hor, - ehair, and while the
room echoed with laughter, darted
u: few moments she was in the street,
hurrying she knew not whither.. What,
Would she not have . giveniat that moment
to have been safely back inthe . home she
had so foolishly left 1- • A's ghewasaoviug
along the street that . was crowded with
strangers she met the man in 'Whose store
she had beeri for a week.: -
" Ah, Fanny .
I" said - he, with a smile,
stopping and familiarly offering his hand.
"Have you got a-place - yet'?" ,
Before Fanny could, answer;die added,.
" Why, what's the matter,. child.? ' You
are trembling all over like ajeaf." : - •
Fanny, in answer this question, relay
ted what had just. occurred, upon :which
the . man appeared very angry.-
with me," said he‘ "mid rwill
find you a good home and ple ty of work."
Fanny's heart hounded w ten, the: man
said; this. Trustingly she w nt With him.
He took her through many
. s reets;-and at
. k
laitentered a house where deasant-lady
received her with kind words; and told her
that shewould give lier °. home and every
advantage, she desired. Then taking-her
to a beautifully furnished•chamber, she
said, with a:sweet-smile— • .., .
"This, my - dear, is your room. Rest
and compose yourself. •ILrou'have been un
kindly used ; but that is past now. . A
pleasant life is" .
Saying. this, the lady retired, and left
Fanny to the cheerful thoughts that began
to flit through, her mind.. Slie looked
around the charnber, and was surprised at
the elegance and beanty of everything. A
rich carpetwas -on the floor, broad mir
rors glittered on the . walls ; and every ar
ticle of furniture was costly and beautiful
beyond what she had Ever beheld.
Stiddenly, while Fanny was et gazing
around her in Wonder, •a, wild. scream
thrilled upon' her ears ; S and at the same
Moment her door flew open and a beauti
ful young•girl rushed in, crying as she did
" Oh, fly! -fly! fly from; this dreadful
place! Fl ..for 'your lifer .
She Said no More, for the - lady who had
but .a few moments. previously left the
room, came rushingin, accompanied . bv
theman who had brought Fanny to "the
house. Her face • was. dark with :anger ;-
and she-seized the JoVely• young Creature
who had just uttered her frantic warning,
-and was dragging her away by :her long
dark hair, when- Fanny, half convulsed
with terror, screamed aloud.. .
Instantly all was .changed. She was
sitting in her mother's. Cott:we,. and hq
hands rested idly -in her lap. The sun.
was shining down upon the little green
lawn that lay 'in front of the door,. and
making 'brighter the flowers; planted by
her. owl) hands, .that graced the garden
bord&s just beyond. And 'from these
'Bowers the -breeze bore-in to her urost ex
quisite and refreshing odors. Nearly a.
minute elapsed before the bewildered girl
could realize that the present was indeed
a reality, and the painful scenes through
whieh she had just seemed to pass. ' but the
vagaries of . a. dream. When she fully re,- .
alized the - truth, she clasped her hands
across her bosom, and- lifted her eyes, that
Were now full of tears, in thankfulness to
Heaven. • • - •
Half an ur afterwards r pd while Fait
.ny was yet alone, a short•bark from Lion,
the house doe, warned her that some one
. was approaching.. Before she had time to
reach the door, A'pter "Wilkins . presented
himself. ,He looked grave, and Fanny
well understood the cause.
" Is your mother at hOme?' enquired Pe
"No. - . She has gone over to Green
bank," replied Fanny. " tnt f l expect her
home very soon no*. Do. you want to
see her ?'
"Yes. I came 0):1 an errand from mi.
Carson." - • . , •
"Won't 2,-otr,Walk in-and sit down. a lif
tie while? It can't be-leng ere mother is
here." .This was said in such a kind way,
and - with such a look Out-of Fanny's eyes.
Peter felt that the sunshine had "come
again. .lle did not wait for a second in
vitation. It was. nearly -an .heur - before
Mrs. Lee returned from Greenbarik. Long
era that.time, the lovers were iri the best
possible state-of good will towards each
When Mary Milton came up, during the
nest: summer; to, spend a short time with
bOr - -aunt and cousin, Fanny whispered in
her ear that she was soon to become; a
bride. Mary had the same pleasant:news
to - communicate, touching, - herselt. -She
was to-be married to a young mechanic
on the coming New -Fear's day.' •
How . different looked the two young
girls ! , Fanny's cheeks were !full' -and
blooming; and her steps as -Hilt as thoie
of a young deer.. While Mary's face -u•Ss
thin. and colorless ; her form ✓ slightly bent,
and all her movements languid. The one
was a hardy Hower that lad'reteived the
sunshine and the rain-in its bosom, and
stood unhurt,. while it . ,gained ! strength in
the storm ; the other was but a puny plant
which had grown up white and slender in i
the sickly atmosphere and feeble light of
a great city. • Mary saw and... felt the dif
ference. Her troubled dream was all the
experience she asked of city life; and she
tiirned.froin it with' a thankful :heart, and
blessed the:pare bracing airs of her coun
try home.
-14.0 t _for ten years did 'the cousins meet
again. - Mary came. up to.Greenbank once
more., Alas! How sadly she sytis clang
ed!! .Preirtaturely old, she :presented
the wreck of,a woman, around wiMin gath
ered three puny children, who looked 'as
if the sun had never slione'upoatherri.As
many more,: Mary. said, with. dim eyes,
[had passed- to a bettor World; As for her
self and all that pertained to' her, she hid
but a poor account to give.- Her husband's
health had never been very good, and he
had been-failing - sensiblyfor..two or three .
1 years. SinCe.their marnage, the average
' of all, his earnings had :not. been over stn
1;dollara 4 week, for he hid lost a, good deal
of time from sielmess. - !:- In .Dider to in
crease their ;income, Xary, besides doing
- all the_workOrthe family, hadiaken 14
I sewing, d - thus work eil herself - down,
l'until she was little more than a Skeleton.
.1 AI for the future;. alll6 . oked gloomy.—
Theii little family-was growing, More
pensive, sad the' health of toth. - Mary and
her..hirSband was - becoming *Om'. ma (1-
worse-evertday. -
~.- . , !:' .'. ' .!.
'How differ nt was, it ; with Fanny 1 She
had became. the wife e if Peter Wilkins
about he tin e : llkfary was married., Wil
kinswas :,ti,- th' working on. e' farm .at a
hired ma. vhich situation
.ibe. held for
four yearn !finger. ' AlVer 4. this! ' , he took::a
farm on shares,- and managed it so Well,
that in the course of
.four years rnore,', he
was able to buy it,; and pay down half the
pkirchase - 1 money in cash. . ' Both he and
Mary Worked hard, in
time ;._but
it-was atihealthy . work, ni . pure bracing
air, and With light'ind cheerful hearts - ..=
-Five at healthy). and, happy - children as
were ever seep,. made glad
.their dwelling,
and death had: not once' fliroWn his shad
psi acrost their..threshold.:. Thns it Was .
when - Mary canto up to -: visit them. If,
Fanny needed any further assurance of her.
former errprin - washing for a . ..ii3,i life, she
had it not v ; and..deeply - thankful. was the
that her 14 had hid:been cast, among the
pleasant ti...alcs and breezy hills of qiiict
Greenbank: - . '• • - ../ f.-' • - - ;
RiAtE • WITH 4. MILL • 1
Sonic forty Years ago,.the / Managersl. of
a race course' near 43roWns•Ville on the
Monongahela, published a notice of a race,.
one Mile! heats; ori a particular -day,-for
ajMrse of $lOO, "free for .anythitig with
;btu.. legs- on?? • - • . I
A-Infinib i the _neighborhood, Bays, had
a bull hewas•in 'the habit
.of riding to - tiaill
with bags of corn, and he determined to
enter him . for the race., He said. nothing
about it to any one, but lie-rode about..the
track a-nuniber of-times, On several mobu
liovlft nights, until..the.bull had the hang.
of thegro l und pretty well, andwouldleep
the right' course. lie rodelwith- spurs,
which the bull considered particular disa
,greeableieso much so that he always be1., 7
lowed hen they were apPlied ,his
.1 . . ...
On the,morning of the race„ Hays came
upon the ground on .horseback--on'llis
bull. InStead of a. saddle , he ; had • a dried
ox-hide, he head part of•whieh - With the
horns still'on; he had placed en the bull's
'rump.. He carried a short tie horn In this
hand. He rode to the judgei' stand,' and
offered td enter his bull for the race; but
- the owne4..s of the : horses tha . (were ei4er:
ed object.O. -Hays appealed to the terms
of notice hisisting -that his bfill had "four
legs and hair on,'' that . thefOre lie had a
right to ii6r him. After, a g 0 0d.44 of
sweating, the judges declared: themselVes
compelled 'to de.eide : that the . bull had a
right to 'lm; and he entered laccordingly.
W-hen time- :for starting ;arrived, the
bull and horses:took thew. places. The
horse-raeers were out,of patience at'belnp•
hotheredi With the hull,- and at the.hin--
lestpie which they supposed A as intended,
—but th aught it' wocild be o'er as soon as
the horses started. - • I' - . .i
• When: the signal. was they did
start. Hays give a blast With his"hprii
and sunk. his spurs into the side of :tbe
bull, whO bounded off. with a- terrible
bawl, at no trifling speed, the dried -Ox
hide flapping np.and down, and rattling
at every ijunp,; making a toalbinatioa of
noises, that had never been heard "befOrc.
The horses- flew oflothe, track,-and every
One see Ming seized•with • a sudden
determination. to take the sh4ftest cut: to
get out of Redstone country;. and none of
them co d dla be brought .back in: dine to
save.thetr distance. The puise wassil-en
to" Hays.
" 4 general row ensued but the, fun of
the thing put 'the crowd all jti the :side of
bull. The horsemen contended that they
were sivindled out-of the purse,-and if it
-had not been for Hays' horn ani
which he ought not to have been.permited
to bring upon the ground, the thing would
not have turned out as it did., •_ - !'
UpOn this; Hays told Ilion that his...
could beat Any of their. horaes any hew,.
and if they would put up $lOO against the
purse•heliad'won, he would take. off the
ox-hide, and leave flig tin horn; and fun.
a fair race with them. - ; His 'Offer Was,ac
cepted; and his money staked:
- They again took their p'laces'•atthe
starting post, and the • signal was given.
.gf. ye - the -bull another -touch with
his spur,l and t he, bull gave a tremendous
bellow. The; horses .remembering : the
dreadful sound, thought all!the-rest *as
- coming r.s.befOre. 'Away they; went again ;
in spite of all the exertions of, their riders,
'While Hays galloped , his bull around 'the
, .., : . , - . .
track again and Won the *Wiley. ,
1 1
s T,pr; Il l 'irrrits or. A Ti N PA.i Al' TUE-END I
OF A \ Dous Tin..—Wc,have beta jifform-
by , an officer of.the linited:State army
of a-most remarkable instance of4ingetim
tv and presence of mind in a sergeant of
the army, \ which occurred a few weeks
,ago, by which lie, saved his own life end
that of is part . - ' .1
-A sergeant! with-about twenty-tive.sol
diers had been sent out sonic miles from
, Fort' Defiance, New Mexico, to 'guard
I, some . stock Which were sent to graze„,
When_ unexpectedly 'they feund that the
'party were surroimdedbrabeut four him
dred hoitile 'Navajoe Indiana. The brave
and skilful sergeant took\pesition on an
eminence, and by a volley from the icing,
shooting rifles of -his party at firstdr O ve
off the savages, who howeVeri, soon '
lied lied an were preparing to storm 'the
small- p rty on all . , sides. Th:e sergeant,
in tam his brainfor an ekpedient ?by
Whieh to convey intelligence of the des
perate Orli in'•which-his parqrwas-plaeed„
took.a single dogwhich had! accompanied
the, parti, faltening to his leollar a dote
written Iwith pencil, informmg the cern
mande,r at the frt of his situation,- took a
tin c.uplin which. he put _some pebbles,
which was confined with as Piece of "cjoth
over- the top, I fastened it with -a - string to
the does tail, and started the dog loose,
knowing that he would, ini his affright,
run to I the ;fort. He dotted with his
:greatest speed to Fort:Defiance; the note
was diScovered and read. ".I StraighiwaY
! 'a party was sent to the rescue, and-ar
rived just in tittle tp save the . lives of, the
whole party.. The Sergeant 3ustly merits
a commission which we hope will be giv
!in, by the Presideut.—.Kentu#4 flag. , r
wjf phagaluvpy is PrOperly- defined
t o b 3 owe of nntiakmad, most, won2enUve
an unecAlvooal title to be ofilaeoevd,w.
lauthro .Asts, T
I, '" - • ' •OF FARMING. '•• ' -" .3
It may be truthfully said of farming - ,
1 that there is much more reality than pall-,
I try in it. We who labor in thelfield, and
i' carry out our own plans upon the farna,-
-can], speak- from experience, and, know
some of the realities of the farmer'i life.
Th 4 stone wall' that surrounds our farms,
I andj those that divide - them into - fields and
pastures, are evidences of the-real pains
taking habits of our fathers. -Could the
tong be estimated of these walls upon a
single farni of an hundred and sixty acres,
arid la, boy of twelve years old be informed
that he must help lift, it all sometime tin
ting. his natural , lifetime, ten ehanees to
one 'file did not 'myn'a a natural inclina
tion to go to sea, or be found on ;the road
to Dike's Peak. It is a wonder to behold
1 the almost endless string of• wall on some
of our l New Hampshire - farms, put up by
a single family.. But it was done in the
- olden time. It was done -when the - own
-erg r` aimed" at farming; when they raised
their own bread, beef, pork, and 'potatoes,
arid( wore the manufacture of their Own•
houSehold for clothing. Strong,' hearty
men and women were they of those. days.
Some few are still left among` us, standing
like; Sold primeval oaks amid a crop of
sspliug pines. As the woodman's axe
bows the original and Stately forest to the
earth - , to be socceeded .3by a more puny
groWth, time with unsparing blows has
levelled to the earth 4 large portion of the
old hickory settlers,- and left us a kind of
sapling growth, 'unable, °we think, to
.graple With the realities of life. We must
meet the-requirements of -the times, and
let others attend to the - poetry of agr
There is something, poetical in the idea
of making the desert bl,osSonr as the rose,
but; there is some practical labor " - to be
performed %before this 'result can be
n•OUght aliout. =. . .
'The man whose muscles does the work
i_ _ _
sees no poetry is mud, gravel, or sand. 1-. . POLITICAL ROGUERY.
Hedging and ditching are practical matters-1 The recent developemeuts of specida-
with him. The spade to him is-the staff ' tion and dishonesty by heteteforepromin
which brings bread-to himself and family, 1 ent and:respectable politicians and men of
and! this practically is termed ". the staff of influence, are at this time extensively oc
life:" ' . _ I
• •cupyingthe public mind. - . Journals Of all
"onest John Tompkins;
_the hedger ! classes and,of all-politics are- denouncing
and ditcher," hNs no poetry in his nature, !thispolilical r(4:stitry hi the terms,
but! the poet, could - dingle his name andnand a decided abliorri:nce of it is minifes-
Decimation in rhyme. There is poetry
-in ! ted by the`ce-alinunity generally. We are
the herds (;14' beautiftl, oxen roaming o'er.,l pleased't6 see it so universally . - disconn s
green pastures, and recliningin the grove. tenanced and denounced; tint at the'same
upon the hillsides, butiaway flies Pegasus ,time. we:would like to ask if the indorser
and poetry, when OrliCS.a dire ancf-fatal,! and upholder of such acts and-o€ the men
disease!and sweeps off its thousands, - and I. who-commit them are not - as culpable as.
a sovereign State takeS it upon itself to ;.the perpetrators and should not be as'gen
slaiighter wholelerds of cattle. ' There is,i efany, and ,publicly cleno l anced.'aral• dis- -
a realitv in the business. when a man like (2. ! u
, nte i lan d ? - The mypiq,ls , :-, - er - T , ariv,
41eiiVon.lis' of 11assaclitn2tt.;, ttril.:::, , thrOtl:4i) their recent. Convention de:Chien
doWn' with
. his own hands . the oxen lie ;!ge, besCl -, wed Ile': highest honor in! their
has !been yers inbreeding. The Spriaal , piilVoi-, -next - to ths„ iecn'dbaticn of. Presi- .
.field Republican says :+. "Mr. Woodis isa i d im s o r Vice Pre,l.iden*, upon a- man.from
you'oc: man of miabie Plock-, and his stock, !!Massacliosetts, woo test ideu'beicire a corn- _
like himself superior.. He is said to have vmiti r ee of - the .I.l6use of Representative's
kneeked his favorite grade Durhams on the ! that he received from two to fourthous
head with his own hands, father than see land dollars fur-aiding, while a member of
any! one - else murder them, while, tears I the HouSe of Representatives or a lobby
rolled down his manly cheeks.- . • ! at Washington,. the repeat-of the.
Almost every farmer has i experienced 'l'duties on. Wool. .
soinething of the 'like. A favorite horse; ii i
e-Republican party indorsed and, ap..
ox, - or cow, .or a superior and petted 416`ck -- ; 0 7 0 N - 0 - this bribery and corruption - by .
of sheep, are given up to' die, and his !,ei e e t i, : -,s Mr.` Ashmua President, of their
hopes for the future blasted. A favorite IGeneral-Convenrion. We call, the atten- 4 1
crop is, cut eIF, and he realiies that human tin of, to this en
-hopes are futile, and that his life is pia sl!dorseinent of the sacrifice of their interests -
tical, both in his gains . and losses. T e!I by the Republican party, and ask. if they
fein - lees vocation is eminently pra'cti 11 ,can longer sun tort that party knowing ~
and he who believes it "linked with p e" these facts? The dust and smeke the Re
try;" should. ry his hand at digging rant , `publican press - is •raishig over Demeratic
and composting manures; and when h I delinquencies is more * for the purpose of
has had ten hours' experience at these, i hiding their own corruption than of produ
let him - sit down - and invoke the. muses. — '.eing, - a healthy state 61 - public. opinion.—
N. 11. Journal of Agricalture. \,\ . . -Democrats never 'yetraised a , corraptien
. - ! WORK FOR
.JUNE; •...;
~- ,
-fund for the purpose of striking down the -
The hoe and the cultivatorlwould he a
interests of the farmers or the . producing
. •
.. ,
proPriate emblems !of the • work for, the classes.. •-• That political : roguery has-been,
; perpetrated only- by oar' opponents. -! ,
faint - this month. Vegetation.noW pushes r .
- ----- . • -.
tbrWard with rapid :growth._ Not on rr ly.if
A lIE GREAT. F.Lxv.i.Ton A . .Soattern •
are rthe staple crops taking firmer hold Ol gentleman at a Northern hotel, perceiving
the soil, 40 ; expanding with cheering ,`that - the dining room servant, if negrO, was .•
promise, but ragweed, daisey, dock, this- 'I
be.itowin!!! his•attentionselsewhere; tobis •
tles;!and 'EL numerous hord. of foul weeds neglect, called up John and accosted him - .
also feel the quickening sunihine,and 'send 'i n t hi s w i se . -, . - ..., ,
'-out their hardy roots to rob.the 'soil and " John, Thave ierrants at hothe,- and,
VCXJthe husbandman. These are to b\e am Waited on as a gentleman- shoOd be..
Subdued; and, scarcely less important,.th I - am neglected liere,,and am tired of it. , I
soillneeds frequent stirring, to.keep it, iti'l give yoti fair notice-th'at • I will whip yott
right mechanical condition.. The roots of 'like a dog unless you behave better." .
plants require air and ;water. It the sure ,.The consequence was, John becanie ye- -
face - become crusted, evaporation. is ob.:, IT attentive during the few- the gen
- 1 . .
structed, 'the- moisture from; the deeper
~ tlemau- remained. - On . going. away, !John
I layer of the soil does.nOt rise' freely, and i was called up nnd,presented with a dollar -
the! airs and dews can not freely enter f,-6r. olio, which-he thu.sackhowledged;
from above. .. The organic matter tlecom- i " Thankee,. - Massa. :Southern getnraen
poses lint slowly under such circamstances, • :trays so—lick us like blaze: if we :don't
the plants arc stinted for nonishment, and 'tend to 'um :right, but dey aPays.gite us
their growthis checked. Hoeing by hand a dollar or. so Tore - .(ley leave.. Bat * dese -
or horse power,.is the remedy foriweeds abolishun gemmen mighty • hard to:suit, -
and a: hide-bound soil. There may also and .require 'much 'tention, and when dey .
yetl be vacant spots Lobe replanted With leave, shake yer hand, look up to de Sky,
corn; or to• fill - with: other seasonable- and say, "God bless you, my unfortunate -
crops. - He who has 'a mind to work,. will friend; an'• - elevate you in.the- scale of ini
notV'find enough to employ him.,' ! s ,rtnanits;" or sometitig like - dat,:but
. never
- Earns and Sheds-:-See that they are in I x gib us a dollar to elevate us..' '
order beforethe busy haying season comes I 1
on.l Arrange the bay-way . ., platforms to '
keep the hay from the ground and allow ,
ventillatiOn. - If:hay has. spelled . remove ,
it to the manure heap. Examine grain
bine, wool closets, . and. cattle stalls, fbr
vermin, and cleanse if necessary. - - ! ,
' Buttef-This •is one of the very best
dattying months, both for quantity and
'quality. The new growth - of grass is plen
taftil- and tender,. and the cows if well
car' ' 'ed far, have come up to fall condition:
ObServe scrupc_aisly Cleanliness in eicry .
.detartment. Keep the, milk .and'eream!
at temperture of from 62 6- to 656 Fit Ten-1
heist. Let all Mutter be well worked. See,
, that the cows are 'milked - rapidly, and;" l'p e ifecqy dry. Let butter 'for market be
pu ! up neatly, and _plainly . marked with;
th owner's name. --.--- '.- . I
- corn—King- Phillip or . othe v, r
maturing - Yhtieties may be planted ; to re,-
plaCelailureii or,otherwise:. .31antiring in
1 the hill Will giva it a rapid start. Thorough
culture'. should be given to the growing
creps this month, to'subatie , rites .and
weeds before the corn-roots have extended
farlfrom 'the hill, When . prin v ix
: lg'ini ..raee ;
erlyleiel. llOw not, more than
,"stalks . to a hill--many 8=04631. grOwera
.leave bit three: Ifth d e. pastur q e. ground is
. 1 liniited, put in x ioouentlty acorn,
!I l twettat,
of in 4010, Pit feeding gzen.
DMA AT ItIF. oiTzcz OP nur: .
7:mATLY ANT Pfloxprvr, : : •
- TFE office of the Montrose Democzst
hastly been supplied with a new and choice atriaty..
oft eta., and wa are now premed to print pitmplgata
pa., etc ., lo . tha beat atyle,'On shossnotlc,
handbills, Posters ; Prngrannnoi,i, and
other kinds of-work la this Ilne, dons wording to Oyler:
Business; Wedding; and Ball Gems,
Tickets, etc., printed with nesttnese end despatch; ,
Justices' and Constables' Blanks,' ntetc
Dattisoad all otber Blinks, ero . haad, or piloted to eider.
NO. 22.
Hoeing will be the =in work.; of the.
month ' .on many firma.- ,VEe horse power :
wher' the ground will admit of it.' ! • .
Ma`nnres---ROadside. weeds, slid sods:.
from Waste corners will add much to -the
manure heap, if properly prepared. Keep.
a the pig pen; and :also in the
! cow yard. They will absorb and save they
liquid excresents, and wash from- the drOp
ping...,lfan animal die, turn it 4o eccOunt,
by. covering with a mound of muck or
loam. .
Tools, particularly, for Laying and har
veSting,• should all be put in readiness.. - A poor irnplemen,t'waste the'strenth o does
poor work; and 1.54 constant discouiage
merit. •
Weeds - -MR them before they bud.
A day's work in subduing,
accomplish' more than double that , tithe
I - spent after weeds - have become.. establish
edtbesides the - better chance afforded to
the'grewing -
Catapillars if left, unmolested untilliow
are plainly visible; their -nests disfigure
{the trees, and their depredations-'on the
leaves are serious. bestroy them at once.
Mulching is beneficial on open soils, e's- •
' pecially for ne:wly . planted' tfees; and in.a
drouth. Cover the Whole - ground, or as
ihr as tile roots spread, with half an inch '.
, ofshort straw, fan bark, or other suitable
material. - - •
;ZP`' A discussion arose hia coffee zoom .
-at Southampton, as-to the nationality of '
a gentie&an at the other end of tbe room:
• ‘.Ws an Engliihman," !Said . one, "I
know it by his head?' •
." He's a - Scoti:hman," said - anothero"
,1,7,87 it by his complexion." -
j.He's a German," said- another, "I
i know it by his beard."
I •Another thought be - lo4ed like a Span
iard. here the conversation rested • but—
soon one of them spoke :—•
, "I.have it," said he, ." he's an Amerkin
-he's got his legs on the table." •
Wisconsini paper, describing a
farm which the advertiser' wants to sell,
adds "The surrounding couiptry, is the
mast beautiful. the. God of Nature ever
made. The scenciy is celestial—divine :
also a . wagon to Sell, nncla yolte-of.steers."
rgr =-
Up to the -present time, Eeventp "
five.thousand eight. hundred and ninety
thiee bodies have been interred in .Green. -
Wood Cemetery. It May well be called a -
" city.of-the dead!!
. Boston mtist fie well off- for law
yers,. if all who walk up to tht bar belortg
to that profession.' - .
The skeletons of - a race of gianis are
l ‘being exhumed on the Guano Islands of.
Peru., recent cargd of GuanO receiv
ed• Norfolk, Va.; were fonod the retrains
of the vertebrce of a human being 'about
twice the usual size. - Bones °kills de-
Iseription have been frequently, exhumed
lon the Gnanolslands, which seem to sbow
that, at same' rernote _period .a race. of. 81-
' ants inhabited that part of the globe.
2'The frankiii,r; originated.
in . England, in the year . 1700. tinder it
members of Parliament used fo frank ' en
tire bucks arid I>anki.of honnd.t.' In this
country the pnri!ege extends to "gab.
doo.r w:614:11, and r of opturts.
k and Blanks, to be paid kir on dahrry.