The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, October 01, 1873, Image 1

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E. B. HA.V7LEY & Qo., Proprietors.
Is Published Every Wednesday Morning,
at Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa.,
By E. D. Raw Joy fir. Co.
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Business Cards
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Attoraryirar in.. and Snlicitars in Bankruptcy. Bale*
nin 7n Mita., rrct or, City National Bank, Bin
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P•IYHICIAN & I.tiIICIEII.N. tendere hieprate...Jena
•erVlCer , to the citizens or Moutrove and viciutty.—
Onlet at Martaldcucc, on the corner east of S.yr. &
[trot. Foundri.fAnz. I. 1869.
.)ealnr In Boot. and Shona, Rata and C.aps. Leather and
Finding*, Main Street. Int door below !kilt* Store..
Work mad. to ur.ler. and repairing done neatly.
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to 6tnnd retily In attn.' all who tnny•.rnnt SU)lblog
it titling. Illtintrove Pa. Oct. 13, Ittit.
DB. B. W: DArroy,
t•fIYSItIIAR & SURGEON. tender. his sereleer to
ueelrizene or Great Bend end r). lefty. Ogler et hie
residence. ertpoeite Barnum Heuer, O't Ilene rillege.
seer. 1et.164%—0
A I e!nheers Fay:are.° Tues.v.a. Darns. at the Foot of
Cheetnat atrnet. Call and la all Chronic
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Alto:l4as% Jan. 17, `72.—no3—lf.
THE RATTY fIAhRER, tae moved him shop to the
orxnp;ed by J. R. lie Wirt. wbere be to pre
p wed to don t kind! of work In di. line, such am ma.
Mug esrltrbei, puffs. etc. All work done on abort
entice and prices,low. Ple,se roil nod se, me.
pro k ler *spiv and Fang• Ors Ganda. Crank Pry, hard•
tr.., Iran, atiivea.,'Drazl. Oils, and Palors. hoops
an 1 Tana-, lints and Cap., Fars, Bafralo itobes, Oro
rrries. Provldluns.
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bailor, rented the Exchenvi Hold in idontroor, he
1 , non prep l(41 taste, n nvitte the tra•ell publ:r
Mon Crone. Aug.:p.*l.Bt.
Brur...vas srliatra.
hurl OC,SOLLO plied t o promo? ly. on fair ternm. Orden
Or sr door eaa.•f Ihr Unnk Cooper S Co.
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July 1572,1 BMW!. STELOVD.
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ile - ttortiruic fS7IIICIAN s_wo Hobo ens. Ibts perrebtestitiY
pistol himself inliouLose, Pe., where 'he will prompt.
1. si ten,. to Ingalls In his profession with wbich he may
b• Gnaw& Mee ani residence west of the Court
Haute, nose pitch & iraisou's
Montrose. Pcbroaryfil,lB7l,
G Imre Paso, .PA. Pitt:at of mum the Erie Re HMI De
pot I.e taro nod coMmodlons todre.tms tmtlefrone
ts,roalli rept Ir. early fdrnt shed rooms and grasp
.l.l.tioneot,splonclld tables...ndnll thit...!* compris.
Mrs d.rt - 11.E.NRY A6KBRI. - -
Hept. • - ' -Proprietor.
..twotteot the Peace: oNlte over L. S. Let:amine., otore,
ts , -4:.R.m1 hamlet, Pentioehaotot exkantY.
tt t. the .et lollent of the dockets of tbo tote Lane
tt •eXhotr. Accented. °Mee houtetture Stott o'clock
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AIRS . Drag*, Clzerafejilp. Dye.
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Itedlel rico. Parforoary and Toilet Ar.
c/r..a.. 331"Vrescrlation• carefully CcallPollralea...
brick Dixk. Montrone. Pa.
A. B. ecays, • • Axon facant.
tab, 2/,
.nit WEALTH.
very strange Indeed. t sure,
That any, one should Vital; me poor.
While I have wealth at my eontmand,
Which equals any In the land.
The wealth of earth I value net;
My treasurm are not sold nor bought;
Bunt and abiding riches they,
Which takes not wings and flee away.
No crash of -banks Is feared by me ;
No loss by fire, nor storm, nor sea;
No moth, no rust, and no deaq.
Nor midnight thief who steals away.
Kingdoms and Empires would not buy
One of the gems 1 hold en high;
My wealth of Love shall ne'er,be sold
For mines of silver or of gold.
My goodly anchor Hope is worth
Far more than all the states of earth,
A priceless boon, in kindness given,
I'd keep it till I enter Heaven.
And Peace, Oh tell me one pawls:Nl
Of Puce, and yet not richly blest
Like a deep river, on it flows.
Nor changes, nor interruption knows.
Contentment, sweet contentment, too,
Is mine, a treasure owned by few;
Yes mine, with something 11l not name,
Lest it should seem of boastful claim.
Great gain the Apostle says thme he,
Foote worth in tuem the world can see;
Ring Mammon ?a too poor by far,
To buy loess gems that priceless are.
And Truth! a power that cannot fail,
But "mighty is, and will prevail;"
For worlds I wauld n 0.., just one day
Consent to barter Truth away,
Wisdom that never errs in aught,
Says: "Buy the troth, and sell it not;'
Truth is a portion that is sure.
All who possess it not are poor.
Such is my wealth ; Pm rich indeed,
Blest with the best, and all I need;
The weal th of ennl, and heart and mind,
The best bestowed upon mankind.
Pom! demi I dead and alone!
There woo near, nobody near
When the omens' died. on her pillow of stone;
No mother, no bromer, no sister dear,
Not a friendly voice to soothe or, eheer.
Not a watching eye nor a pitying tear;
Oh I the city dept when she died alone,
In the roonesi street, on a pillow of stone.
Many a weary day went hr,
While wretched and worn she begged for
Tired of life and longing to lie
Pence allyMist' witlcthe silent dead;
Hunger and col I, and scorn and pain
Had wasted her form and seared her brain,
Tin at last on a is , / of fnmen
With a pillow of stone, was the outcast found,
Found dead and alt's',
0.1 n pillow of stone, in the rootless street ;
Nobody bard her last moan,
Nor knew when her sad heart ceased to bent;
No mourner li rzered with tears or sighs,
Rllt the stars looked down with pitying eyes,
And the chid winds passed with • nailing
O'er the lonely spot where her form was found.
nrl dead! yet not alone;
T: ere was somebody near; aye, He was near
Ale sati • n-ell no men to cast the firm stone,
WI en an nnteast 'erst shed a relientant tear.
Periia• s He beheld that grief and despair,
Perir pt on His reel bill her floating
Forgiven, and snatched from the edge of the
With Rahad and Mary in heaven to sit.
The Story Teller.
"I' is clue o'clock. gentlemen," said Ike
obseirious nud u - eary wcua•r, tvring a
b=urnous, bnlhuuhy lightrd room in a
fashionabh• doh he•uac, wla•re a jovial
litilr par.y of you'l l ; ge•utle•meu were as
-What a More you are, Dennie,"
steered Hal Burgess. •'V by didn't you
stop the clocks ? Are you aware my
fellow that this is my last night here
6tr a long tittle to come ? Give us a
fresh pack of cards to change the luck.—
We must have one more game while you
are bringing us another bottle of Carte
Blanche for a !amen bumper. "Just
think," he continued, appealing to his
companions seated around !he table, "to
morrow ttig,ht at this hour I shall be
}living a livel y game of 'tacit and tors
with oft! Nep tune, and getting badly
worsted in the encounter. Cobsole your
selves with the thought of extraordinary
good fortune this (getting."
"Don't speak of it. Hal. We hate to
hear of your going," chorused several
Voices in tones of genuine regret, that
proved what a favorite he was in that Co
terie of gay young bachelors.
The card party which had inst been
interrupted was the sequel of x farwell
dinner, given on the occasion of his de
parture for Europe, where he intended to
pass sex% ral years before entering upon
the practice of his profession. It was the
184 of many simPar festivities in which
he bad been a leading spirit, and reluc
tant as they were that it should come to
an end, "the wee sma' hours a cunt the
twa" rcfnsed to 'arry ut their bidding;
the last round was finally played, and the
last merry toast proposed. ILI had won
largely and rove cramming a roll of bills
carlrsehy into his pocket, and promising
Ilk opponents their revenge when he re
turned. Then cordial adieus were spo
ken, and leaving his friends at the door
of the club boost, he walked briskly up
the avenue. At that late hour of the
night it was silent and deserted, but,
turning center, he . saw a young girl
coining' hastily front the .opposite direc
tion. The bewildered, frightened expres
sion of 'her wan but beautiful face, reveal
ed by, the gaslight near which thee met,
caused him to stop, and exclaim ; "What,
is the matter? . Can I do anything for
yon ?
"I must find a doctor: do you know
where there is oiler she answered, hur
riedly;with a quick, oluestioning glance,
Mid reassured by his respectful manner.
"There is' pone very near here," Hal
said after a moment's reflection. and add
ed, from whist the young men be had left
would have deemed a most Quixotic int- ,
pulse,'"but I em almost a physician my
self ; unless the case is very serious, .per.:
haps, think I can attend to it." '
"Oh please come "Oick'y,then.” :replied
the girl, and she led the-way rapidly past
several blocks of stately houses, to one of
those poor neighborhoods which are some
times found crouching at the backdoors
of an aristocratic iparter.
T.II.ICMIX ALIN 73=11 xxsommacir C3oa .41.1%77:1 01171 , 11. COQNTRY.
- -• 1 1'ilio is sick ?1, asked Hal, as, reaching'
a mall house, she tfeld open the doer for
him to pass ,and taking a flickering cal dle
from the floor, lighted his way up to
flights of narrow.riekety stairs.
"Sly Mother," slie Unswe'red in a tremb
ling voice.
"And was there no one in the house
you could call upon to help you ?" he con
"No; the people who have. the lower
rooms go away at night; I was obliged to
leave her all alone."
On the bed in the room they entered
lay a woman apparently insensible, with ,
sickening marks of, blood about her, and
crimson drops still oozing from her lips.
The girl hastened to the bedside in a
mute terror at what might have happen
ed during het...absence, but flars pr..ctic
ed *ye saw that she had a bad but not fa
tal hemorrhage, and could soon be restor
ed to consciousness. With a few consol
ing words to tli daughter which enabled
her to assist him, he proceeded to treat
the case as well as circumstances would
permit,noting as he did so that ghastly as
was the pallor of the thin, carewarn face,
it still showed traces of former beauty,
and of unmistakable refinement.
At last the sufferer opened her eyes,
with the vague, indifferent look of com
plete physical exhaustiumbut closed them
"Do not Break to her," said fial in a
whisper,"she must be kept perfectly quiet;
but 1 think she will do well ;low."
As he pmeeeded to give the necessary
directions for further treatment, his eyes
wandered around the room, which was
neat, though meagerly furnished,nud bore
witness to that struggling destitution so
much more pitiable than thriftless, qual
id poverty.
Under the lamp on the table lay sever
al pieces of fine needlework, in a confu
sion that showed how recently the labor
upon them had been interrupted. Osten
sible searching for something in his letter
case. UM bent over the &dente embroid
cries with a wondering pity for the pa
tient hand by which they were modneed.
lie had been among poor people before,
hilt never when Ilk sympathy was 6'
det ply elicited as in this instance. 11,dli
rm.ther and daughter seemed so wholly
unfitted hir this hard life—so helph•ss
Tll,- git I came toward him trying to el
lurk Itt r gnititnatt.
-llnve you no relatives or friends?" he
asked her.
"Yuur father
"11, died two p•ars ago, just after we
carne here to Inc.‘ ;1•e have no moo
j Lt now," she continued, inisunderst,n 1
mg the motives of his questions, "but
shall get m• us soon as this work is fin•
sheishel,nnd if you will gite Me your ad
`I do not on all that," he interrupted
hastily ; but he ;lid not tubd that he was
reary thinking how soma she might be
alone in the world, for her might; was
evidently a victim to a (puck consump
tion. "1 um going to Europe to morrow."
he went ttsn I shall not be able t c II
again : hut I will Irate a prvsetiri ion for
nmr in. ther, which I trust will do ruins
4110 I. "
its write a few Imes on a scrap of pa
rr; then availing himself a moment
when he was it...inserted. he slipped the
money he hued recently won into all en
vel•itie and left it on :lie !able. Fortu
nately. it ass a condideritilk amount, td•
he regretted that it %ens not in
his power tit give something besides money
mid left, thoughtful at the contrast be
tween prodigal, careless pleasures, and
want which the last few hums
had forced upon him.
Amid the distractions of foreign travel
however. the incident wits soon forgot
ten ; but before a year had passed he was
reminded of it by receiving a note dated
from a large western city, and enclosing
a draft for the amount he had given
away that night.
The st}le of this missive was curt and
business like:
DEAR Sra:—Thnngh personally nn
known to yon. I am under peat &dip
tions for your kindness to my sister and
niece ar a time when they were in much
need. Without wearying you with my
personal affairs, I will merelv explain that
the lady whom you attended for hemor
rhage one night last spring was my sis
ter. She married against my wishes a
man who gradually squandered the little
fortune she possessed. All intercourse
between us had ceased, and I knew nei
ther of her hushand's death, nor the d-•e
-titution which followed, until the dread
of leaving her daughter without any pro
tector overcame her pride ant] resentment
and she wrote to me. I reached her only
a few hours her death, and it is
only within a week that I have learned
through my niece that it was to your
charity she was indebted for her last
earthly comforts. A civil whic!t was
found upon the floor after yon left, fur
nishes us with your address, and I has
ten to remit to you the amount of
the peen:it:try indebtedness, as well to
express my gratitude for the service you
rendered to members of my family.. Res
pectfully yours,
"Rather a romontic ending to that lit
tle episode." mused Hal. "Well. I am
glal that lovely girl found a home, and
some one to care for her after her moth
er died. I wonder if I shall ever see her'
again. The uncle is evidently well oft
since he discharged his "p.coniary in
dehrednees," as he calls it so proinptly.—
Judging from the note It wounded his
pride, and I wish I had tint been en care
less at to drop that card. Wit:it the deuce
am I-to do with the money ?"
Ile would not' have asked that ques
tion two years later. when the news of a
great tire in his native city came across
the cable, and he Teamed that the riches
he had enjoyed so thoughtlessly had van
ished on swift Winds of game. - -
He returned at once. self reliant and
hopeful—the change in his circontstan
aka developinz all the latent- eneigrof.his
oharacter. • The necessity of gaining -a
livelihood from the profession which lie
had formerly looked upon as the outlet
of a certain philanthropic aMbitic n, was
just the stimulous he needed,though esea
in his prosperity he had ; never been an
idler with no earnest purpose or endeav•
or. But, knowing as he , tlid from ex•
perience the butterfly life of club and
ball room. he realized that 'it would he
incomputable with the practicable work
that lay before him, and he felt that it
would be easier to sever the old social
ties at once and seek his frtnne among
He went to a Western city ; but even
there, to his surprise, he found some old
friends in an agreeable family he had !net
while traveling abroad. They were gay
people who entertained handsomely, but
he persistently declined all their invita
tions, until lie was over persuaded to at
tend the debut ball of one of the young
er daughters.
He did not repent his concesssion
when lie found himself in the midst of
the brilliant scene, but yielded frankly to
its exhiliration.
The fair debutante showed him much
favor, but in the midst of her lively chat
ter his eyes wandering to the door
through which a tall, graceful girl was
just entering.
She was indeed very lovely; form, col
oring, movement,were all excLositely per
fect. Thu shining ripples of golden hair
the dewy, violet eyes, the roseleaf com
plexion, the arch, smiling mouth, the
supple, rounded figure, revealed each oth
er as being thechief charm of her fair
Hale genuine admiration was very evi
dent, as he asked abruptly :
'Who is that lady?'
"If you were not such a recluse you
wonld not ask," replied his companion.
'That is Liiira Gresham, the bell of
the season. Isn't she lovely ?"
"Yes, v..ry," answered Hal; "she has
that rare beauty that reminds one of a
flower ' delicate and perfect, yet living.—
I think I have ,•een her before.
"Dna is hardly possible, for she has
been in a convent school all her life un
til this winter Let me introduce you ; I
know her well."
asyeitted Pazerly, but was surpris
ed to Ste a sudden blush suffuse Mies
Greshatn's face when his name was
t o e o too w d, and he, fancied her manner
nervous and distraught. She had no
latter left to give hull. but they chatted
.n a few tuomems ou ordinary topics,
d n chaue• ailusion elicited Irmo her
tl e (peel :
is it long since yoti returned from
Enrol.. ?"
••Only about six months. I should hove
remained a year longer.lim all my world
ly goods being converted into I HA and
ishes in ore night, it behoved me to
exchange the life of a vagairind fur the
practice of nn• profession, whic't I ly.gun
here in preference to my native city."
The ligh , ly spoken words seamed to
astootsh " What a misfurtuos," she
"I trust it will not prove so in the end' -
he .1;e1 thoutfhtfu ly : hut the dance
bad a'ready begun; and the fete-atcte
was its ierraptcd.
Liter in the evening his hostess said to
him playfully : —Yon should he much
fluttered Mae Gresham has been asking
you. iind it is not often that she
emulezvends to take ?to much tumble. Of
eintr.o. you have fallen in lure at first
"Perhaps I should it I had not long
since uu rnwn such a possibility," 11 ti
:than ered carelessly.
Nevertheless. as he sat next morning in
his mo lest I tits Mike. Linra's beautiful
lave c mac between his and the dry reports
of the medical work he was reading, with
snob foolish persistency, that it was a re
lief when the bell rang and he was inter
rupted by a inessa,,A desiring his atten
dance upon, 31. r. Rhodes as soon la possi
"Rhodes!" thought ITsl, has he prepar
ed to ohm' the summons, surely I have
heard that name. Why! it is the some as
that of ray crii.ty old correspondent, and
this is the city he lived in. Strange, I
never th'iught of it before! "i should like
to see his little niece again."
But when he reached the handsome
house to which he had been directed, he
Grand only an irascible, dvsp'ptic old gen
tleman, who made no allusion to any pre
vious intercourse, and proved a most ex
acting and exasperating patient. It was
not until a third - visit that he found a
young lady in the room, who was intro
duced as ".1y niece, Miss Gresham."
o this was the poor needy girl he had
succored—this courted belle and heiress.
Truly. circumstances had, st rongly chang
ed with both of them sine their Best
- I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr.
Burgess before,' site said with a alight
hesitati in ; but below] the significance
that migh.: he attaened to these few words
no reference was made to any previous
incident in their acquaintance. Appar-.
entiv, she desired it should be ignored,
and Hal had far
,too much fact and
breeding to betray by word or look his
own remembrance of it Yet he often
wondered at this silence as in the course
of s-veral months professional attend
ance lie became better acquainted with
herself and her uncle. The latter was a
confirmed invalid, to whorl' his niece was
exceedingly devoted, and site found en
efficient aid in the young doctor, who,
although his practice vas rapidly enlarg
ing, si mehow always managed to have
consitlend le timeto devpte b this Special
case. Seeing Laura thu frequently' and
intimately, list beeline more and inure
Interested in her, and consequently this
persistent reserve, which apparently arose
from false etame of the past or shallow
pride in the presents vexed nod puzzled
him. It was the one blemish he found
In her character, and he could. not wider-
Maud nor excuse it.
It kept him; if notlrcim felling i 4 love
at least from ever avowing his affection ;
one who attached snoh undue importance
to wealth and position would Jhardly tot- .
erate the addresses of a poor physician,
he_ reasoned,, Although - Irattra's manner
certabily - Cave h=m Cause to entertain a
contrary opinion.
One morning h' met her in the
"Can I speak with yon a moment be..
fore yon go to mytinc'e?",ebe asked.,
"Certainly," he replied, following her
into the receptiori room. Citiaing its door
she came toward him, saying, with a
smile, “Have you quite forgotten me ?"
"Surely, Miss Gresham need never ask
such a question," he said gallantly. "Be
sides, I saw you yesterday."
She made a slight. movement of impa
tience. "I do not mean that. I want to
know whether you' have never guessed
that I Was the poor girl you met on the
street that dreadful night when my moth
er was so ill, and you befriended us? Am
I eo much changed that you did not know
me ?"
"No," he answered, "out I thought—"
"Thought that I hail such a foolish
false pride that I shrank from tick nowledg
ing'my indebtedness to you. and recalling
my former pride and wretchedness," she
interrupted, her son eyes filling with tears
and her lips guttering with suppressed
emotion, em sorry, but you have had
good reason. My uncle is always so an
noyed by any allusion to that miserable
time—it wounds his pride, and, besides
that, he reproaches' himself so bitterly for
ignorantly allowing my mother to strug
gle and suffer as she did,. and I hare nev
er dared to speak of it before him. In
fact f resorted to a ruse to induce him to
have you attend him, telling hint though
the names were the same, the Dr. Bur
gess he remembered was rich, and proba
bly still abroad."
"Then you recognized tue yourself at
once ?" -
"Certainly, and I am not so ungrateful
as I have seemed. I have 80 linitzed to
thank you, although words never can for
all von did for us."
"bo not say anything more about it,
Miss Gresham," said - 1131,tnuch embarres
sed, "it was trifling service I was so lona
lime at to render you, and you may be
sure I should never have reminded you of
• u
"not I feel under such a weight of un—
acknowledged obligation," she protected
earneetly,"and . besides I think I may ven
ture to tell my uncle now. You hove be
come such a favorite with him that . 1
think he will be able to forgive you even
your chnritv toward us. 7
He winced at the words spoken half
playfully, yet with getmone humility. "1
assure you, Miss Laura, there is no such
debt of gratitude between us as you 14-
snme• ' any benefit I was to you at the
time has already been more than repaid
by the patronage which has been secured
for me through your uncle's influence
since I came to your city,a pour unknown
the shook her bead incredulously.
"That is nothing. Your own talent
would have secured' it all without any
aid from us. Ido much wish there were
ayiy way in which I could repay you."
•tThere is one," be said yielding to a
sudden impulse as he looked down into
her eager eves, "but no—it would suppose
the original dela r inereased by such enor
-11/011i usury, that I do not dare to pro
pose it."
"Our estimates might be different," she
murmured, the long lashes drooping shy
ly, and the tell tale color flushing her
"AU debts are more than= canceled by
the gd't of love," was the reply.
A few mornings later, Laura leaned
over the back of her uncle's chair and
slid eon i ugly :
"Dr. Burgess has done you a great deal
of good,unrte ; 1 should think you would
like to make him a present." "So I would
Laura. so I would. What shall it be ?
You may select it."
'•Yell uncle, it is a strange fancy, but
he thinks he would like Inc."
"You r cried Mr. Rhodes, in utter as-.
tonishment. "You! Even as well ini-1
like the fellow, that is a little too much."
"Oh ! don't ear tliat, uncle,"• answered
Laura blushing. "Think or all his ser
vices and kind attentions to you, and I
am sure I owe him Pveryihing—for he
proves to be the Dr. Burgess who befriend
ed me when I was in such sore troub
The old gentleman eat speechless for
some moments, engrossed in conflicting
"You said might choose the present
for him." urged Laura timidly, "and it
will not really be giving me away, fur we
shall both belong to you."
Her uncle kissed her fondly, and Hal
appearing at that instant in, the door-
way, he called to him: "This little wo
man hes pleaded your cause so well that
all that is left fur Inc to say is as they do
on the stage and in the story books. %Ike
her and lie happy." •
Handling a Snapping Turtle.
A man named Gluey, who by strict
economy anti severe industry, has suc
ceeded iu getting his familyra little place,
free of encumbrance. was fishing in Still
River near the Beaver Brook - .311115. on
Sunday afternoon. After sitting on the
bank for a couple of hours without catch
ing anything. he was gratified to see, on a
flat stone in the water,
a snapping . turtle
sunning itcelf. The but end of the tur
tle was toward him, and be thought, he
would capture it; but while be was look
ing fur a place to step; the turtle gravely
turned around without his knowlege ; and
%ken he got in- reaohiiso distance, and
bent down to take hold of what nature
designed should be taken hold of while
handling a snapping turtle; that sociable
animal just reached out, and took hold of
Mr. Gilsey'a hand with &grasp thafieft no
doubt of i s sincerity.- The ihneltsof the
unfortunate man "aroused some of this
neighbors,' but when - they rirthed it was
too late to'bfirof Any ,lieuefit to him, 'or I to
themselves; for theyjustenught a glitapte
ola bare-headed man tearing over the I
hill, swinging a.arnall
.carpet-bag in one
hand, and they at pnce:ounclude - d that'it
sena a narrow escape froth' "highway rob' ,
bery. However, it was-niii '0 carpet-bag
he was swinging, - ;:it:was that turtle, and
it clung to him - until •he 'reached Wilke
street bridge, when let go; but the
frightened man 'did not slacken his gate
until be got home:: Wlion 'wrenched the
house,the ladieronsneSs of the aft& burst
upon him, and when lila, wife asked him
what was the matter. 'he said, "nothing
was the matter,. only he was afraid be
I would be too-late-for chnrcb," and appear
ed to!be much relieved to find that he
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60.CTY A DVH.f.n.
Imitations of Antiquity
, The following verification of one or the 'gent
ler shocks of lite liar appeared unsignsd in the
31Inneapolli Trazttit, and is sufficiently general
in Ita human interest and: quaintly contorting
in its.scntiment to merit
And thai white hair I It Is not mine,
My locks are like the raven wing; • -
No flag of truce I fling to tune,
No monody to age I sing;
Baste, then, be genet• thou form of fright,
I will not have thee sight.
One gleam-of white—bat here It lies, •
A'stiffened shining silvery thread.:
In sad and plaintive notes it cries,
"I've , mine to tell thee youth hes fled,
Then In thy presence let me stay ;
Send not thy messenger away.
"And wherefore shrink front sight of me,
.is front a bitter thing to rue? •
And why behold tionyingly,. •
As though thine age it could renew T,
The child was born to sorrow in veass,
And leave his childish, joys and kart
"Woultrst thou no infant always live!
Love and caressed u childhood is ?
Who for its peace would manhood give
And make its futile pleasure his?
The higher gifts are bought with terra
And come to mho with rolling years.
True; youth is beautiful and bright,
When love and hope its transport bring:
Its laughing vision dreads, no night,
And songs alone Its Voices Sing;
lint atom and darkness linger still
Along the way it treads at will.
And thou host felt the childish ; 1 0 3"..
Abd borne alike the bitter pain,
Iles kept the gold, and for the alloy,
gay, would's; thou be a boy again?
Where all that's fair, as false is found,
Would'st give the scar and takethS Wound?
lu faith in min and true In heaven,
We have a buckler and.a shield;
The first to youth is kindly given ;
The last, in age we bear a field,
If I foretell the thorny road,
Know that It leads to Heaven and God.
And in thistale of lengthened daot,
I tell of added wisdom, too;
Of heart withdrawn from selfish ways,
And gain of whabis tried and true,
Turn in thy present let me be,
Send not thr monitor from thee.
FlutfoCkted Courts4lp.
One long summer afternoon' there
came to 31r. Davidson's the most curious'
specimen of an old bachelor. the world
ever heard of. He was old, gray, wrink
led, and odd. He hated eld women, es•
peel:illy old maids; anti wasn't; afraid to
say so. He and Ann Patti' had it hot
and'lleavy whenever chance threw them
together; yet still be came,';and. it was
noticed that Aunt Patty took unusual
pa us with her dress whenever he was ex
One day the contest waged unusually
strong and Aunt Patty leftin disgust - and
went out into the garden.
"The bear!" she muttered to herself, as
she steeped to gather a flower which at
tracted her attention.
"What did you run away fur? said a
gruff voice close behind her... • •
"To get rid of you."
"You d'Eln't do it, did you ?"
"Nii; you are worse,'.ban sa burdock
"You, won'tget rid of me, neither."
I won't, eh ?"
"Only in one way."
"And that ?"
"Matey me." • •
"What! us, two fools get married!
What would people Say'?"
"That's nothite to us. - Come, ayes or
ao; I'm in a hurry,"
"Well, no, then." • - •
" Very well ; good . by. I shan't come
, ,
" Stop a bit—What a pugker ycu are
"Yes or no ?"
"I must consult—," .
"All right : I thought you were of age.
".labez Andrews, don't be a tool. Come
back.-come buck, I say. Why, I believe
the critter has taken the for-earnest. Ja
bez Andrews, I'll consider."
"I don't want no considering. , I am
going. Becky Hastings is waiting for
me. I thought I'd give von the first
chance, Patty. Ail right good bye."
'Jules! Jut= l !That suck-tip Beck
Hastings shan't. have him,, if I die fur it
Jahez, yes! Do you bear?. Y-E E
The Sewing !thick - hie Agent.
• ".
We have tin other authority for it than
Jones himself,and therifore cannot vouch
fur its-truthfillnes.. Jones told na that he
was persecuted to nearly death teme- time
ago by a sewing machine agent,who want
ed him to make .a purchase. tTuable .at
last to endure the presistonce of the melt
Jones asps lie bought a diving-bell, went
out 400 miles 'from land, and • descended
two miles into the ocean to spend 'a few
days in pence. He bad hardly. touched
bottom when he saw the. Sewing machine
man carving down n, the diver's atilor,
carrying with him a shuttle feed and ski
ty strong testimonials to the merit's ofhis
button-hole attuchmetit,. Jones informs
us that he soddenly rose to. the surface.and
prepared to - suit but just se the
ships anchor as being'hinled
.ixeir' the meted he'd upsetthe cook's et:Men - se;
scattering the•lite tetiiils .in.:the , powder
magazine. "Yids caused-e-terrific -explo
sion and Hr. Jones wits blewu.fonr...miles,
upWardsintb - lIM ''Juit ei be: begun
to come doivin he :Mei 'th'esewing nut'
chine m:m totningmp 'in a beloaci;Witis
bucket-full of samples of the lock-stitch
end, a model.of .his Wont roversibk: heW
teen" Whiqi Jones fell he was picketb,up
inithe sailed straight for.heine„ - As 'the
vessel dreW near the doCk; Jones - pereeii :
ed agent standing On the:whet:Omit=
ing for . hirn, with a "omelet's button-hole t
attachment." Thereuphn Jones hid, Lim
self Cabiii. and Anstructed the cap 7
title to say to the agent that lie. l .llnJonesi; '
had tiled of yellow fryer on the vovage:
When the: sewing machine -man beard
this he seized a Copy. of.* certiflcnte from:
a clergy - mates wife, .and. then. Idea , . out
his tiniiiis•Witli
• dem'.
Mined to'foliohr Jones into the next World
land sell him a marliine at all'lniticrdit.-;=
'We give this, fuOvhat it 'lig - worth. - .. We
only know. that'J.ques 'was ' educated -by
his pareota to.helicirs'ihts .it is slicked to
tell a lie. •
- - .
November and December are rightly
named; they are the embers of the dying
year. • •
A bey defiCes salt as "the attar that
makes potatoes taste bad, when you don't
pot on any."
Two men had a - fight in Proiridence tho
ot I er dahand on e of them was kn ocked into
The women fake a livelyintereat in the
lemma movement. They are naturally
patrons of husbandry.
•It is sad to see to many walk in the dark
themselves, who carry u fautern for oth.
Good me:W:itro guided reverence, not
by fear, and they avoid nut that which is
atillictive,.but that which is dishonest.
oafxl bas protaise&pardon .to Atm that
repentieth, bat Ile bath not promised re
pentence to him that sinneth.--Anscrm.
A boy in Chilieothe; Ohio, was so hun
gry after gunk .drops that he _mistook a
Union torpedo for one. Up went his hair.
A Pennsylvania-paper employs a calico
foreman, !wo dimity compositors, and lb
pink muslin clerk and Aloes it bustling
A Missouri woman won a house and hit
at a rum-, and them she had to buy a shot
gun to kcep her adorers from wearing -int
the steps.
"We aro' fearfully and wonderfully
made," as the man,qapting Scripture,said
to his Wien& as they Were looknosat the
skeleton of a donkey. • - • - -
A girl out west, who' recovered ten dol
lars from a young fellow for kissing her
against her will ,. offered ,him the money
back if he would do it tigain.
Puzzled • school-buy to his , teacher ;
"Bot,sir,if wonst nought , be 'nothing,theit
'twice nought mast be something; for it's
double what woust nought is.' •• •
A Danburrbar wants to knbw if is
right for his folks to - pay ssoo'foe'dpiaiv
for his sister, and make him pick berries
for, circus mobey.
The highwaymen in- Norwich mesmer
ize any stray people they find out late, by
the dextrous tide of a club. The people
are goiug to &tub to,gether Ond go for them.
' '
A Ludy was thrown from a carriage•in
Shrewsbury, Mum., the other day,and hail
one le;• broken, and,the accident was still
further nOinplieatea byher falling..on a
wasp's nest.•
Job Miller, of RoChester, says, h6'forls
the eletne.its•of emotional insanity; work
ing in him every . time he sees his tailor
coming round the corner with the bill for
last winter's overcoat.
A Cincinnati man who went the other
day with all his family, excepting. his
mother-in-law and:ihe house, cat, !build
upon' his return that the animal had been
tallsed•to death for being out late at night.
'A French writer says: "A - klss . givea
more pleasures than anything d
else in ilk,
world." The lady who wrote thatlenti
men t evidently , never knew what it was to
slide down hill Qua slab,"belly:bympers:'
A ruan, SalemiXass,has been arrest
ed for swearing at a wedding..if he wasn't
interested In the affair' any way, _ it'just
sorVed-him•righti what right had he 1 , ,
he swearing around it it won't stity ot his
A happy couple inlOwn, having been
twice mat ried and tikes divorced.are now
doing their conrting,for the third'. titne ;
end thepurson and the lawyer hope they'll
he steady enstomers
,foi many years to
. ,
"Is yonr house warm, enough,. in cold
weather?" Inquired Ftn 011X10118 father, of
his newlymarried son. "l$ nsother4n •
lam makes it plenty warm'enough for mi.
but I guess 31ary.Jimeand.the, baby shiv
er sonter‘rephed the happy toy- • . •
-A Tonna man who prided himself
his mental qualifications. once -Speaking
of the adyantages of these, nierriarked :
What is better than a good education r
"Common souse, yod saickly
remarked olio of his heir , rs.; •
A club his been organized . in Rochester
call vl th'e Thirnal Ihe ',Members
are old bachelors whose sole i im is tti
themselVPS'misemble. The:presiding 0 1 .
Beer is called the Dolefnl Grain' s nod
deinsty the Vice poieftd,
A man in Mena Chunk tonnd a amill
keg of powder in the'roatl,.thatlind been
wet and caked together. „Ile Let a friend
tf;e drinks that it wouldn't, burn. ;Prob
ahl both-Of 'them wyntd like" a 'drop•of
something Cooling bythiStime.- •:r . '
The la 4 sensation ia_kerosene is this:
A tnmblerfal of ,it made ,a 'man believe.
that it waa;whiikey the other night, and
he in. -Be made a better leaking
funeral' than - kerosene 'victims .•• risuallk
rnake,hut hits scored One-for kerosene nev.
ertit*ss.. ,;: ; • .•
An.tmeasy, hoY, whose.mother .tried
quiet him on a Auston .and .31ain
. train.
the other day, hy,telling,him the conduc
tor swallowed' naughty 'boye, astonished
her a few moments after, as the 'Pertly
form ,o 1 the. Conductor , appeared at' the
door,by creeping behind 'her end exclaini:.
jug in a•whisper,"."3la, I guess be baa
swallowed• one already." •
Tlie Peoliaißev its to publisbef„thifollorri
true "story , A young Man, got:mar,•
tied in tiiitinitylecently, and. wantedl . tie
father•imlaii to
. board hint for a yeir, or
tvo for his diughter'S "sake.' The old'ttian
said he trouldn't;'''Arellin said liid'eon.lnl
lalr,,c'vott Onght to board me- -for her o I
bond you . for her long ,enough;'•-The
man boarded him-withallinalt,timard,
A gene of burglars :•-entered a South
Bend, (Ind.,) hotel the other_ night; and
tett_hut one snit of clothes for thirty
guests. They bad breakfast from seven it t
ten, next morning, and the toilets' Were
not conspoiona for it. One 'man took
bis (toffee and cakes with a bed-gnat over
his shoulders, and another in a ttalmorsl
belongingto one of - , the chainhorniaids.