The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, February 18, 1874, Image 1

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    • Wm. C. Omer.
E. B. HAWLEY & 00,
I, H• Hawley,
Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa,
Otincs—Wret Side of PUblte Avenue.
Business Cards.
J. B. A A. 11. Me - COLLITV,
p.n.," AT LAW Office cmor tks Bank. Mostros•
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AfTORIIBT AT L•W, office ever the Stors'of
Assuaer, I e tee Brtck Block, Montrose. Po. [sal it
•f M. Iloraroae. Pa. ]avia. I. ISM
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ssr 1. me. Address, Brooklyn, !Is
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CIrIL ENorNsan .T➢ USW SCARY....
P. U. address. Frsoklls Forks,
elosqueharms Co., Ps.
teal eN ABLE Tiell.3R, Itontinee, Pa. Shop over
ChasSler's Store. AI. orders elks in tr•st-rate
Cstusg don on then notice, and warranted to at.
.17 TORN ET A LAW. Bonnty, Hack Pay. Pension
..d Exee, , ea Claims attended to, (Mee de,
slew Poyd'i Snore. Lontrose,Pa, [An, 1.„
W. A. CR082.110.,Y,
AzlarDay .1
L. !Mee at the Co art Home la OM
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Co...l.tonee; 015..
klostrosv. Sept or7l.—a.
Mcga_VZl.E..k CO.
D.,111r. I■ Dry Good., Clothing, Ladle, ..d Mluea
4hoe• U., agents for the great American
To. sod l;sg.s Company. [Montrose, July 17, "I'M
rrrcl a WATSON. A Ltorneye LAIV, at tba 014 Oates
of 114.110 , t Fltch, Montrose, Pa.
r nrca. Pau. It, '71.1
Dse:r• le Drupt, Medicine*, Chemlesls, Palate, Olin,
I.•• etas, Tmas. Jplees, Faaey Glwod•, Jewelry, Per•
tsme-.l• kc., Brick Block, Ps. Footebllobed
lsu [Feb. 1, 18't8,
Attorn•gri at Law and Solicitor. In Bankruptcy. Offlre
a Coma Atri.-et,•vatt City National Batik. Bing ,
batten, N Y Wm. H. Bantu,
a.. ail, lye. icuou Dswirr.
SURGEON, tenders his professions
ser•lce. to the citizens of Montrose and vicinity.—
Otice a tailor...deuce, on , the eornerea•t of Sayre. IL
Sr" F.:moth's. (Aug. I. 1689.
bis:srlo Boots and Shoos, Rats and Cap*, Leather and
If Judolgo, Idain Street. Ist door below Boyd'* Store,
Wort mode to order, arid repairtng done neatly.
1( outrose Jan. 1 Idß.
*hos lo the otw Po,toihre building, where he .111
,e found ready to attend an wino may want anything
lu n e uua, Montrose Ps. Oct. 13. 11163.
~,, & NORGEON. lenders his rereleer t,
tse. ,en- el Great Bend and vialnity Office at bin
Badennp,oolte Barnum House, Cri. Bend waling,
Kept Klst, ee.
linlnoters KtEcruo Tacna". BAres, at the Peet of
tnellata street, Call and .aaalt in all Chronic
THE HAYTI BARBER, ha. moved hi• shop to the
Pand.g occupied by J. It. DeWitt. whore he to pre
pare.: 4.1 ail kind* of work in hie line. lamb a• 06 ,
.ng puffs etc All work done on short
Petite and price. low. Please call and ace mat.
D , sler m !gaols and Fancy Drr Goods. hacker,. Bard.
nu, Iro. Store, Druz, 011, and P•lnta, Bau•
and .ittott•. n
Hato and ',to., rata, Buffalo Robe., Gro
cer:es &locutions. &c.
Nsor•lltltord. t • Non. 6. '73—tf.
Krell:A-YOE 110 TEL
11 J PIARRINOTON arivnee to Inform tbepnblle that
ha. rented roe Encbetne Hotel In Montrose, be
It now prepared the treeellug public
is eret-elaee style
Montrone, Ant
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. have removel.l, to their N.. Opor, oppos ite the Terbell House.
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Wootnas.. l oct. 1% 1871,
bust nest. attended to promptly, on fair terms. Office
arta door east of the hank o' Wm. 11. Cooper & Cs.
Public Avenue, Montrose, Pa. [Aug 1.1860.
sly 1:.181 . 2.1 Burn. benono.
E. T. E H. CASE,
ARNSSA.II AKERS. Oak Harness, light and hravy,
at loareet gash prima. Also, Binnkete. Beesst Blab.
init., Whip. and everything pertaining to that Ilne,
then the chespeat. Ltepatting done prompt-
Iv and In good style.
iota-we. Pa.. Oct. A. WM.
oaenr•ret: Ff Tetmaa awn &MOWN. thiti permanently
iocated lorneelf In Montrose, Pa., where he wql prompt
ly earful to all mile In ble profession With Whith he may
be favored. Othce and reeldence west of the Coort
Meuse, near Fitch Jt. Wanton'. °Mee.
Montruee. Fel:unary/I. MM.
Plirnur Hans. Proprietor.
I'mvb and Fatted Mesta. Ilatua, Pot*. [Solar's Ban
•r etc , of •be best quality, eortstsatly Ott band, at
pr crs to suit
.11untr.oe, 14. 103 -1 •
Gatti. Ite - No, P... Flaunted near the Erie Railway De-
Pot I• a large anti conamMino. bow, has undergone
• thorough repair. Newly forn.ened room. sod sleep
mg apartmente,splendld tabley.noti all things comprio-
Ing • It et els.s hotel. littNitY ACE ERT.
t.,t. loth. 1n3.-tf. Proprietor.
fostiest of Om Peace: ofdee over L. S. Lenhetm'e elate
Great Read Pisqoehsons County. Peon's.
Has the set lenient of the dockets of the late 1.411 e
heekho►. deaelocd. °Mee hours from 9to l2 ddnek
s e . and frotn 1 to 4 o'clock p. ca.
'Great Scud. Oct. td. LSZ
"ICI. ARS In Drugs, Medfctnrs. ChemLrals Dye-
Palina,olls, Varnish. Liquors, Spice. Pane)
tri Ants, ?stoat gedlefues. Perfumer) and Toilet Ar
c , ro. rtreseriptioa. carefully cosupeUnded.—
Brick Block, koutrose.Pu.
ca. Henna
FEU Nally al Dozily
v r7r9 trip,.
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"Good-bye!" the driver said,
As the coach went off in a whirl!
And the coachman bowed his handsome head
"Be pat telogrielf—my girl t"
Ah !many a land goad-bye I have heard,
From many an aching bean;
And many a friendly farewell word,
When strangers come to pan.
And I've beard a thousand merry quips,
And many a senseless joke ;
And many a fervent prayer from lips
That all a tremble spoke.
And many a bit of good advice
In smooth, proverbial phrase;
And many a wish—of little price—
For health and happy day.
But musing how the human soul,
Whate'er the fates may will,
Still measures by Its self-control,
Its greatest getal or ill—
Of benedictions, I pmtest,
'Mid many a shining pearl,
1 like the merry co.ehman's--
"Be good to youralt—my girl r'
---- 4. .fir• A b.-----
I send thee, Marv, a sweet young rose,
That bright with the hues of the sunset. glows ;
In beauty, alas, it is frail and brief,
It will come to thee with a withered leaf
But the fervent kiss that my earnest lips
Have 101 l for thee on Its crimson tips,
Will not Crum the fading flower depart,
But come all fresh to thy lip and heart,
For oh ; 'tis a breath of the lore and trust
That will live when our lips and hearts are dust.
Mary, dear Mary, pray love this flower,
Let It have for thy heart a spell of power;
For I plucked it fresh from its lovely stalk,
tin the blooming edge of that garden walk,
Where ae strayed together so deeply blest,
When the sun was in the golden west,
And murmured our loves in burnings words,
With none to bear but the Bowers and birds,
And lingered long on the deur, sweet spot ;
While our warm hearts kissed, though our lips
did not.
Mary, dear Mary, my thoughts still cleave
To each memory sweet of that blessed ere,
To each tone more dear than the sweetest lute,
To each cow we breathed when our lips were
To the wild, deep thrill through each trembling
From fingers warmed with a pulse of fame,
To each geutle tear, to each gentle sob,
To each stgli that told of the heart's deep throb,
Aye, three memories dwell in this soul of mine
Oh, Mary• dear, do they live In thine
Mary, dear Mary, I pray thee any,
Do the roses bloom where thy steps now stray?
Do they hilt et morn on thy sky's colt blue
Through the trembling tears of the early dew ?
When I come to thee will they smile to greet
Thy lover's steps with their perfume sweet?
Will they list at eve to our tender rows?
Will the) , weave their wreathe for our gentle
And when nt last we are doomed to part,
Will they breathe a sigh for each breaking
heart ?
Mary, clear Mary, I fain would know;
Do thy heart's sweet flowers keep their fresh
young glow ?
Are their eves vet turned on the skies abovet
Do they glister still with the dew of lore?
lies no blighting frost, has no bitter blast?
Cold, cold o'er their buds and their blossoms
past ?
II my name is mid, are their nerves vet stirred
To the olden thrill at the cherished word?
And say, will those dear heart flowers,
Still bloom fur me in the Eden Bowers?
There were three of them. all of shin
ing blsck leather, one on top of tho pile
of trunks, one on the ground, .me in the
owner's hand, all going to Philadelphia,
all waiting to be checked.
The last bell rang. The baggage man
bustled, fuming, from one pile of bag
gage to the other. dispensing chalk to
trunks, checks to the passengers, curses
to the porters, in approved radway style.
"Mine! Philadelphia!" cried a s - out,
military-looking man, with enormous
whiskers and red face, crowding forward
as the baggage man laid his hand on the
first bag.
"Won't you please give me a check for
this now r' entreated a pale,
fully dressed young man, for the ninth
time holding ont bug No. 2. "I have a
lady to look after.'
"Say! be you again' to give a check for
that are, or not ?" growled the proprietor
of bag No. 3, a short, poxmarked fellow,
in a shabby overcoat.
"All right, gen'l'men. Here you are,"
said the functionary, rapidly distribut
ing the three checks. Philadelphia, this?
"Yes, sir-1092-170411-10'20. All
,"All aboard!" shouted the conductor
"Whoo! whew!" responded the Inca
motive; and the train moved slowly out
of the station house.
The baggage-master meditatively
watched it as it sped away in the distance,
and then as if a thought suddenly struck
him, slapping his thigh, he exclaimed
"Blast if I dun't beliece—"
"What ?" inquired the switchman,
"Thar Ire gone and gnv them la-t fel
leri the wrong checks. The cosset tittle
black things was all alike and they both
ered me."
"Telegraph," suggested the switchman
"Never you mind," replier: the baggage.
man. They was all going to Philedeliy
They'll find out when they get there."
They did.
The scene shifts to the Continental
Hotel, Philadelphia—front parlor, up
stairs- Occupants, the young gentleman
alluded to above and a young lady. In
sebordence with the fast usage of the
times, the twain had been made one in
holy matrimony at 7:30 a. m. ;duly kiss.
ed and congratulated till 8:15 ; pot on
board the express train at 8:45, and de
posited at the Continental, bag and bag
gage. at 12 :58.
They were seated on the sofa, the black
broad cloth coat-sleeve twingeing the
slender waist of the gray Irina dress,
and the jetty moustache in e g ic i lly affec
tionate proiimity to the glossy curbs
"Are von tired, dearest?"
' No, love. not much,. But yen are,
aren't you ?"
"No, darling.'
Kiss and a pause.
"Don't it seem funny ? said the lady.
"What, love ?"
DT 40/111 O. SAXE.
"That we should be married."
"Yes, darling."
"Won't they he glad to see us at
George's ?"
"Ot course they will."
lam sure I , shall enjoy it so much.
"Shall we get there to-night ?"
',Yes love, if—"
Rap- ran- rap, at the dam..
A hasty separation took place between
man and wife—to opposite suds of the
sofa, and then— ,
"Come in."
"A r you Plazo, sur, it's a M. P. is wait
it g to see fez."
I'o see lIIC ? A police-nun ?"
',Yes stir."
"There must he some mistake."
"Nd, ear. it's yourself, and he i■ wait•
ng in the hall beyaut."
Yell, I'll go to—no ; tell hint to come
11....50rry to disturb von, sir," said the M.
P. with a huge brass star on his breast,
appearing with great alacrity at the wait
er's elbow.
"Wlieve this is your black valise ?"
"Yea that is ours certainly. It has
Julia's—the lady's Wings in it."
"Suspicions eircumstances about that
"ere valise, sir. Telegraph come this mor.
ping that a burglar started by g:45 Phil
adelphia trim, with a lot of spoons in a
black valise. Spoons marked T. B.
Watch the ferry. Saw the GI , ck
Followed it up here. Took a peak inside.
Sure enough there was spoons. Marked
T. B. too. Said it was yours. Shall have
to take you in charge?'
"Take me in charge!" echoed the dis
mayed bridegroom. But I assure you sir,
there is some strange mistake ; it's all a
"S'pose you'll be able `o account for the
spoons being id your valise then."
"Why, I—l—it isn't mine; it must bf
somebincle r e else. Somebody has put them
there. lissome villainous conspiracy."
"Hope you'll be able to tell Is better
story before the magistrate young man ;
'cause if you dou , t you stand a smart
chalice of being sent up for six months."
"0, Charles, this is horrid. Do send
him away. 0 dear? I wish I watt at
home." said the little bride.
"I tell yon sic," Paid the bridegroom
bristling up with indignation, "this is all
it vile plot.„ What would Ibe cluing with
your paltry spoons? I was married Phis
mmning in Fifth AvAnne, and I am on
my wedding tnnr. I have high connect•
tons in New Yo r k. Yo u 'il repent it, Eir,
yon dare to arrest tne."
4 0h, come, now," said the incredulous
official, "I have heard stories like that
before. This ain't the first time swind
lers have travel, d in couples-0o you
s'puse I don't know nothin'? 'Tain't no
use ; you've just gm to come along to the
valiant bone. Might as well go alo:.g
peaceably, 'cause you'll have to."
"Charles this us piirreeily dreadful our
wedding !light in the stat 'out house. Do
send for somelanly. Send for the land
lord to e x pki it it."
The landlord was sent for, and cdme:
the waiters and chambermaids and bar
room loungers came without being sent
for, and tilled the room and the adjoining,
hull—some to laugh. sonic to say they
wouldn't have believed it. but nearly all
to exult that the unhappy pair had been
“found nut." No explanation could he
given ; and the upshot was, that, in spite
of tears, threats, entreaties, rage and ex
postulutians, the unfortunate newly mar
ried pair were taken in charge by the re
lentless policeman, and marched down
stairs, en route fur the police office.
And here let the curtain drop on the
melancholy scene, while we follow the
fortunes of black valise No. 2.
When the train stopped at Camden
our gentlemen got off and walked arm
in arm rapidly and silent up one of the
by-streets, and struck off into a foot-path
leading to a secluded grove outside the
town. Of the first two, one war our mil
itary friend in a blue coat, apparently
the leader of the party. Ot the second
two, one a smiling, rosy little man,
carrying a black valise. Their respective
companions walked with hasty, irregular
strides, were abstracted, aue apparently
ill at ease.
The party stopped.
"Tice is the place." said Captain Jones
"Yes." said Dr. Smith.
The Captain and Doctor conferred to
The other two studiously kept
"Very well. I will measure the ground."
It Was done.
',Now for the pistols," whispered the
Captain to his fellow•second.
•They are all ready in the valise," re
plied the Doctor.
The principals were placed, ten paces
apart, wearing that decidedly uncomfor
table look a man has who is in momenta
ry expectation of being shot.
"You will fire. gentlemen, .simultane
ously, when I give the word," said the
Captain. Then, in an undertone to the
D.ctor, "Quick the pistols."
The Doctor, stooping over and fumb
ling at the valise, appeared to find some
thiog that surprised him.
"Why what the devil—".
"Why, what's the matter ?" asked the
Captain, starting up. "Can't you find
the cups ?"
"Duce a piPtol nr cap, but this!"
He held up a lady's Hight cap!
"Look here—and—here—and—here
—and—here!" holding up successively a
hair-brush, a long, white night-gown, a
cologne-bottle and combe.
They were greeted with a long whistle
by the Captain, and a blank stare by the
two principals.
"Confound the luck !" ejaculated the
Captain, "if we haven't made a mistake
and brought the wrong valise."
The principals looked at the seconds.
Nobody volunteered a suggestion. At
ast the Doctor inquired:
"Well what's to be done?"
"D—d unlucky !" ejaculated the Cap
tain. "The duel can't go oil."
"Evidently not," responded the Doc
tor, "Alen they hrain each other wits
the hair-brush, or take a pop at each oth•
er with the cologne bottle."
"You are quite sure there are no pis
ols iu the valise?" said one of the sec
onds with suppressed eagerness, and
drawing a breath of evident relief.
"we might go over to the,oity and get
Devoted to the Interests of our Town and County.
pistols," suggested the Ca•duin.
"And by that time it will be dark,"
said the Domes.
"D—d onlucky,"anid the Captain again.
"We shall be the laughing stock oi the
town if thise, ta wind," cons dingly re
maricki the Doctor.
"One word with you Doctor," int.r•
pos , d his principal-
They conferred. . .
At the end of the conference with his
principal, the Doctor, advancing to the
Captain, conferred with Me principal.
Then the seconds conterred with each
other. Finally. .it was formally agreed
with the two contending parties that a
statement should be drawn up in writing
whereby principal No. 1 tendered the as.
surance that the offensive words, "you are
a liar," were not used by him in any per
sonal sense, but simply as an abstract
proposition in a general way in regard to
the matter of tact under dispute. To
which principle No. 2 appended his state
ment of his high gratification at this
candid and honorable explanation and
unqualifiedly withdrew the offensive
words. "You are a scoundrel," they hav
ing been lased by him under a misappre.
hensiou of the intent and purpose of the
remark which preceded.
There being no longer a cause for a
quarrel, the duel was of course ended.
The principals shook hands with each
other, and next with the seconds, and
were evidently very glad to get out of it
"And now that is so happily settled,"
Paid the Doctor, chuckling and rubbing
hid hands, "it proves to have been ff lucky
mistake after all that we have brought
the wrung valise.—Wonder what the lady
will say, when she opens ours and find•
the pistols."
',Very well for you to laugh about:"
growled toe Captain; "but it's no joke
for me to lose my pistols. Hair triggers
best English make and gold mounted.
There ain't a finer pair in America."
"Oh, we'll find 'rm. We'll go on a pil
grimage from house to house, asking if
any lady there had left a night-cap and
found a pair of darling pistols."
In very good spirits the party crossed
the river and inquired at the baggage
room in reference to each and all Wank
leather traveling' bags arrived that day,
took notes of where they were sent, and
set out to follow them up. In due time
they reached the Continental, and us luck
would have it., met the unhappy bridal
pair just cooling down stairs in charge of
the policeman.
"What's all thle ?" inquired the Cap
"Oh, a couple of burglars caught with
a valise full of stolen property." . .
What kind of a valise?"
'A valise
`•A black leather valise. That's it there.'
"Here !---Stop !—Hutto I—Pnliceman
—Landlord ! It's all right.—You're all
wrong. That's my valise. It's all a mis
take. They got changed at the depot.
'Cllia lady and gentleman are innocent.
Here ns their valise with a night cup in it."
Greet was the laughter, multifarious
the comments, and Jeep the inte.ests of
the crowd in nil this (lush-woe, which they
appeared to regard as a delightful enter
tainment, got expressly for thier amuse
men t.
"Then you say this 'ere is porn ? said
the policeman, relaxing his hold on the
bridegroom ond confronting the Captain.
"Yes, it is mine."
"And how did yon come by the spoons?
"Spoons, you jackanapes!" said the
Captain. Pistols !--duelitig pistols !"
-Do you call these pistols ?" said the
policeman, holding up one of the spoons
marked T. B."
The Captain, astounded, gasped, "It's
the wrong valise again, after all ."
"Stop! Nut so lust," said the oolice
functionary, now invested with great dig
nity by the importance of ihe affair he
found himself engaged in. "If so be as
how you've got this 'ere lady's valise, she's
all right and can go. But in that case
this is your'n, and it comet to you to at.-
count fur them 'are stolen spoons. Have
to take ye in charge, all four of ye."
i•wliv, you impedent scoundrel !" roar
ed the Captain, "I'll send you to—l wish
I had my pistols here, I'd teach you to
insult gentlemen!" shaking his fist,
The dispute waxed fast and furious.
The outsidirs began to take part in it,
and there is no telling bow it would have
ended, had not an explosion followed by
a heavy fall and a scream of pain, been
heaid in an udjoiningrootn.
The crowd rushed to the scene of the
new attraction.
The door was fast. It was soon burst
open and the mystery explained. The
thief who bad carried off the Captain's
valise by mistake for hie own, bad taken
it up to his room and opened it to gloat
over the 000ty he supposed it to contain,
thrusting his hand in after the spoons.
In so doing he touched off one of the
hair triggers and the pistol went off, the
pistol making a round hole through the
side of the valise and a corresponding
hole in the calf of his leg.
The wounded rascal was taken in
charge first by the policeman and then
by the Doctor; and the duelista and the
wcddett pair struck up a friendship on
the score of their mutual mishaps, which
culminated in a supper, where fun was
abundant, and where it would be hard to
say which was in the best spirits—the
Captain for recovering his pistols, the
bride for getting her night cap, the bride
groom for escaping the station house, or
the duelists for escapingeach other. All
resolved to "mark that day with a white
A gentleman at a dance womarked to
his partner, a witty young lady that the
"room was too close—he must go out and
get some air." After an abecence of half
an hour he returned. when she asked him
"if he had not been to the graveyard, a,
his breath smelt of the beer."
Two Irishmen were in prison—one Tor
stealing a enw and the other for stealing
a watch. Mike! and what o'clock
is it ?" said the cow-stealer to the other.
—"An' sore, Pat, 1 havn't my timepiece
handy. but think it is about milking
What requires more philosophy than
taking things as they come?—Parting
with them as they go,
A Weird Oyster Legend
There is a sad and welred story of an
oyster-eater, which still boafa around the
wharves of Baltimore, where oyster-boats
do congregate. One morning, it was
years ago, the sloop Marth Mary came
from the oyster bed on the Chesapeake,
laden gunnel deep with prime oysters,and
was moored safely along a Baltimore
wharf. The skipper, pleased with the
prospects of his voyage, lounged on the
wharf awaiting a customer. There came
to this captain a lean, lank, and shallow
faced man, who said in a cavernous voice,
"I would eat, some oysters." "Plenty on
board there,' was the bluff reply. "But
I would pay for what I eat," interposed
the stranger. "All right, go aboard, eat
your fill for a quarter," cheerily replied
the skipper, for in those early times oys
ters were worth not more than fifteen
cents a bushel. "Willingly," Bain the
thin man producing with alacrity the old
Spanish quarter with the pillars on it,the
coin of that time, and drawing a large
rusty oyster-knife Irom his pocket. Then
the thin man opened the hatch of the
little vessel and dived below.
The captain went to his breakfast. The
meal over, lie returned to his sloop deck.
Below he heard the measured click of an
oyster knife. He thought little about it,
only said, "He has a good appetite."—
Oysters were not rapid of sale that day,
as two more oyster smacks had ame in
and purchasers we re slack. "Makes no
matter," sa , d the captain, "the weather is
cold, them oysters is sound. and they will
keep in prime order fur a week." That
captain went to dinner. Again he paced
his little vessel's deck, and still be heard
th- monotonous incessant "click," "click"
from belco,working away with mechanical
regularity. Anxiously then that Captain
strode aline , and was full of fear. As the
still the click &Vie oyster knife was heard.
nt terror the captain tied from his smack.
Next morning early, as he approached
the wharf, still his atrighted ear beard
the click. lie could stand it no longer.
Rushing below, scattering aside whole
heaps of shells, he found the lean, rank,
and cadaverous man, still opening away
at the very bottom of the vessel. "They
teas good," said the cadaverous man,
swallowing with artistic flirt a singularly
large oyster. "but scarcely as salty as I
like 'em, of I had had a cracker, or just I
dish of vinegar, I might have enjoyed 'em
more. S.-e here, captiog, its just a case
of knife with me. This ere oyster knife,"
and he held up the attenuated blade, worn
now to the size of a small penknife,"warn't
gond steel, or I might have bed my till,"
and, savingthis, he slowly and deliber
climbed tip the hatchway, still tank
and lean, dissappeared in the distance.
This is the story of the oyster fiend, as
whispered about in a tcu voice among
professional eysteropeuers of Baltimore.
An Enwelcomed Guest
Our young friend Parker went around
the oth e r ei ening to yisit the two Miss
Smiths. After conversing with them for
awhile, Miss Susan excused herself for a
few moments and went. Presently Park
er thought he heard her coming, and
slipp e d behind the door he suggested that
the other Miss Smith should tell Miss Su
san that he had gone. But wasn't Snarl' ;
it was old Mr. Smith, in his slipper . As
he entered he looked around and said to
his daughter:
"Abs! so Parker's gone. has he? Good
riddance. I was just coming down to
keep my eye on him. I hope he hasn't
been proposin' to you, Mary Jane?
don't want any such lantern-jawed, red
head idiot as that foorin' arouund here.
lie hasn't got the sense of a rutabaga
turnip, or money enough to buy a clean
shirt. He gets none of my danghters.l'll
shake the everlasting life out of him
if 1 catch him here again,mind me."
Just as he concluded,Snsan come down,
and not perceiving Parker, said:
"Thank Goodness, he's gone! That Man
is enough to provoke a saint. I was aw
fully afraid he was going to stay and
spend the evening. Mary Jane I hope
you didn't ask him to come again?"
Then Parker did'nt know whether to
stay there or to bolt, while Mary Jane
looked as if she would like to drop into
the cellar. But Parker finally walked
out. rushed to the entry,'seize‘r his hat,
shot down the front steps.and went home,
meditating upon the emptiness of human
happiness and the uncertainty of Smiths.
He has not called since, and his lite thus
Err has been unmolested by the head of
the Smith family.
He—" Don't yon think, now, these are
news dweawy parties, where the only
pawties one meets are pawties one never
She—" Not more tlweawy than other
pawties, where the only ones one knows
arc no•ones."
A good lady who on the death of her
first husband married hie brother, has a
portrait of the former hanging in her din
ing-room. One day a visitor, remarking
the painting, asked. "Is that a member of
your family ?" "Oh ! that's my poor
brother-in•law," was the ingenous reply.
A town in Massacausetts is the proud
possessor of a cut that picks up pins and
puts them into a papei ,whenever she finds
one. Afttr getting a hundred, she ex
changes them for meat at the butcher's.—
The likelihood of this tale is its chief
beauty One can't help believing it,
"Does the train start this evening at
thirty-five minutes past six, as usual e
asked an elderly lady of a railroad em
ployee. "No, it leaves at twenty-live :Na
ntes to seven," was the reply. "Dear me.
dear me,how they do change these trainer
A hatter in Terie Haute, Win., has a
bundle of old unpaid bills hung up in hie
store, labellei, Krhe reason why 1 don't
give credit."
The man moat likely to make hie mark
in the world—one who cannot write hi
own name.
Nimrod was a mighty bunter, but be
neTes ow an aunt elope.
BR ILLNICIF. J. ownwr. .
In a cabin by the hilkside.
Stands my early childhood's home;
There my thoughts will ever wander,
Though afar my feet luny roam.
There are merceries, that will linger -
Long as I have power for thought,
And the dearest of these to me.
Is that lowly, bumble cot.
There's the heatth•stane Where we gathered,
Sister LN , and John, and t,
Where we told our mirthful stories,
As the evening hours flew by.
There's the chair in which my father
Sat and smiled our joys to see;
There's the room in which my mother •
Taught sweet, simple prayers to me.
There's the spring near by, that bubbled
Forth its waters, cool and sweet,
Shaded by a tree whose branches,
R Kept it tram the noon-rim's heat,
There's the bill where oil in winter,
We came flying down on sleds;
Sutnelltnes landing In the entity-MN
Crying, with half.hroken beads.
There's the garden where the roses
Twined and eared by mother's hand
Seemed the sweetest of all flowers;
Now I love with them to stund,
For they bring a mystic presence,
And their fragrance, lasting love;
Though I know, the holy liege's
Have enrolled her name above.
There's the porch whose boards are thin-worn
By the ones now In repose.
There's the door latch, 'twill be lifted
Hare again at daylight's close,
By the hands now mint ever,
B~Ungin the woodland near;
Where we played when we were children,
They have laid the loved, so dear.
In a cabin by a bill aide,
Stands my early childhood's borne,
There my thoughts will ever wander
Though atar my feet may roam,
There mem'ries that will linger,
Long as I have power of thought,
And the dearest of thoee to me,
13 the lowly, bumble cot.
EDITORS 01, DEMDCRAT : —On my way from
the west to New York, I recently passed
through Washington, b. C., Where I. stopped
several days, and will now give you a word
from the same. First, of a sitting, meditative
and observant, under the droppings of that
Sanduarg(?) the U. B. Congress. From what I
knew of its composition, I did not anticipate a
very great - feast of reason," or 'Plow of sour
And yet I was somewhat disappointed. The
ability and integrity of its members, in my
humble opinion, are even Wait the average.—
Such weakness and corruption, where has been
so much strength and purity I Mere partisan
ranting, instead of the lofty, patriotic eloquence
in the earlier and better days of the Republic!
How wide the contrast and painful the reilec.
tion ! It would seem that the illustrious chain.
pions of Liberty, w ho, iu [Mes past, moved up
on that elevated field of action,with few eacep
tions, have indeed fullers, and now, regardless of
their glorious victories for the Right, the, so to
speak,camp lulluwers and mercenaries are there
quarrelling over the spoils of war. Even the
tramp of fugitires is beard and the sound of
small arms in ambuscade, where, men have
trod and mighty guns thundered, Oen •
sionally, it is true, some heavy piece is (limber, -
cd, but only at such long intervals, that the ef
fect is nearly, if not quite, destroyed. And all
this beneath the waving of the Stripes and the
Stars. But to drop the metaphor. That the
above Is true, not many will question, of the
XLIII Congress, to which,how vainly come ap
peals Mr relief. When, indeed, from such a
source is financial prosperity, and the confidence
of the country to be restortal ? Let the people an
swer,as they surely will in the "good tone cum-
Mg," to the dismay and dethronement of many
who now sit In high places and wield the seeplre
of illegitimate power. Something be.iths "Credit.
Mobillter, Salary Grabs," etc., is required of
Legislators for this great nation, which they
will thoroughly understand at no distant day.
Even now the stone is roiling Away from the
Sepulchre, that the Spirit of Freedom may ri , e
While in Washington I had a enriosity to see
and hear the Hon. A. 11. Stephens, of Georgia,
who is associated with something of the Past
and Present in the history of this country.—
Over the Red Sen of Civil War, sod the gT,Ve
of Secession, he bus return again to perform his
part in the goveinment of the Union. 11 hat
vicissitudes of fortune! Advanced in years and
broken in health,he spends but little time in his
official scat, so I called upon him at his mums
in the National Hotel. I !mind him as I expect
ed, feeble, but very sociable. During conversa
tion his dark eye fired, and Lim pule face brig!).
tuned as if moved by inspiration. Ile was not
the little being of 70 pounds, but a man with a
giant intellect. The transformation was truly
wonderful. Few possess so much magnetic
power. Finding, upon inquiry, that I was from
Pennsylvania, be seemed much pleased, and in
terred to the State as being the Key. Stone in
Federal Arch, and also, as the home of some of
his relatives about the Juniata. But upon mat
ters Of gbiernment be was most eloquent. This,
indeed, is his favorite theme.and for a long time
be delivered himself of "thoughts that breathe
and words that burn," through which "1 saw
the impassioned orator and the great statesman.
White not oblivious to the Past, be spoke hope
fully of the Present as the gray dawning of a
Future. Fearing be would weary, I took ad
vantage of a brief pause and arose to depart.—
He appeared reluctant to close, but finally,with
a grasp of the hand and a "God bless you," he
bade me "good night," and we Parted. I would
scarcely beiieve I had been ifi the presence'uf is
quendarn rebel. And so terminated my inter
view with the ex-Vice President of the defunct
Southern Coutedetacy, but now, Intellectually,
one of the ablest men in Congress. Nominally,
spoon Butler is a kind of a leader in the House,
while the wise man, the Ulysses of the Senate
G, without doubt, Charles Sumner. There is
something about Lim that reminds one of the
old Statesman, that lofty yet quiet dignity
which always belongs to conscious strength.—
But In neither brooch of the National Legisle
tore, must one look for Websters, Cleve or Cal-
Loans. Their seats are comparatively vacant,
and generations may pass before they are filled
again. In dismissing this subject, let may say
of the Senate that, as a parliamentary body, it
Las much decorum, while the House is exact
ly the reverse, with dlSorder reigning snpreme,
and "confusion more confounded." Perhaps it
Is mutually understood that very little or noth
ing there uttered is worth hearing, so nobody
pretends to listen. Correct.
With Washington as a city, I wu favorably
illopressed. It is really of "anignlioemt Masan-
C00t4113. all the Local and Geeeral igeata,Voela7.ild:
rtes. Anecdote.. Ml.alLa.oa. Revilnx.Convopestz
One gnome. (34 of an Inch nlrne )3 'reckoner lose
1 month. 171,1t50. 5(); G month.. 1450: t
year. 86.60. A liberni dl,couot on ndscrtl.emept• et uk
greeter lenzth Boalnrs. I,olls. 10 U.. nu• for Sri
ineenton. cod 5 rt., a line eatth imbotqdr-.1
/derringes an' theta., tree; obitvnrfe 10 cr.. • line.
res." The streets aroususily..tvide r parked Ittei
paved witib concrete and wood, eocj tiept "ii
ndirknely clean. lii additlen, the - num elm's
parks: fine dwellings, and cosmopolitan, give it
a rank In the world. But the public buildini;
are the krettest attr • Von. The Capitol 'Heel
is one of th. grandest sporturer Irish* or atm
.other country. It is 751 her, and 4 inches long.
290 feet wide, and the figure surmounting that
Dome 397 feet above the level of the ground.—
The material of which It is built is sand atone
and Wi ite marble, elatiorately wrought In Nati. ,
ous style, of architecture. and richly ornamen.
ted with the fantails bronze doors, splendid slat/
unry. and elegant paintings. Situated upon elf
eminence, it commands a fine view 01 the city
and aurroundings. Next to the Capitol, Mt!
"Patent alike" is 11,1,..,t proportioned, in the
Doric order, and occupies two whole squareie•-t .
The "Cash Room," In the Treasury Department,
is, however, one of the toost beautiful rooms it/
the world, constructed entirely of variegated
marble, highly polished. Though plainer lit
external appearance. the Smithsonian Institute
contains au excellent museum Witt; so Mani
curiosities and treasnref 4ltat It is, probably,
moat Interesting orate Weeks and
months of examination could hardly do Meal
justice. 13te space, and 1 tear the reader's pa
tience, forbid much Aurther des Aptly' of this
sort, so to the exclusion of„a number, and re=
veining the usual method, /ail and least Is the
White House, winch I consid r a eery ordinary
affair, as also, the President who occupies it.—
However I I aid him my respects as became vi
dutiful +tilde& to so , rueieus a Sovereign.
Briefly of my visit to Blount Verson and I
close. One lovely morning, on the boat Ant*
down the Potomac I glided to what was once
the Ironic and now the tomb of Washington.—
Not without feelings of reverence I touched tie
shore and approached the spot so sacred to lib
erty and humanity. Upon the gently elevated
and shady banks, overlooking the placid river,
repose the ashes of him uhu was "First in war,
first in perreesud first in the hearts of his coun
trymen." Not a mansoletnn, but an unpretettd:
ingstructure marks the final resting place of tbo
mighty dead. And thendoo, upon the Sarcoph
agus is simply the word Washington, which
to him has a name, how much than
were a thousand honorary titles. So, likewise,
of the remains of bra consort, Martha. Down
the descent of life,ltani in band, they journeyed
together, and now sleep. side try side, awaiting
the Resurrection. Other members of the fami
ly are burled in theaante vault, but in a sepa
rate apartment, whiCa is closed with' an iron
door wheat key is 10-,t in the river, that noun
may intrude. As I sins turning away, our
guide pointed out s certain chestnut near, set
out by the Prince of Wales, but it does not
flourish. A serere comment upon rtyality in a
free ma! From the tomb, 1 was shown over the
ground covered with treed, mostly honey locust
and magnalies, one „r a hick was planted
try the illusrrhms Departed, the year of his
death. The Green Rouse 6 preserved with best
mire, and has such a prolusitai of choice plants
and Sewers. But with the mansion itself I wag
most interested. 'Ninety-six feet long, and two
stories in height, like evt rythin4 else about the
premises, it is :dab), yet of a grave, unique
grandeur. In passing; through the carbine
rooms, many objects arrested ,my attention.—
Antique furniture, tn.seoeli walls, pictures, etc.,
to nUtiarrons to,ntent ion. Such, are volumes 0:
unwritten history n (rich I {nice to study. Not
alone to the understanding, hat to the eye, also,
they speak in a language all their own, and
full of messing. Sh.tlic lessons they teach are
more valuable, and less easily torgotten than
those of the printed page. But I digress. Re
suming, let me notice in the dining hall used on
State occasions, the pitintio;s of tVashlngton,
by different artists, Trumbnl!, Peele, and Stew
art. The latter is said to be roost correct. al
though the florin ris is general lose. While '1.1•
one is full of life and vigor, the other, 60 bond•
iar to all, wears o more devete and dignified
expression, v. Wel,. only for authority to the
contrary, would seem to be truer to the cheese
ter represented. One thing further. Still hang,.
Mg in the hall, enclosed In a glass erase, is thu
key of the 13.istile, presented by LaFayette.
Wh a t acmes of honor does it call to the wind.
As I gazed upon the nt,sive, iron relic, I Could
almost Lear, M imagiter•i , m, liege doors grate
upon their hinges used close with locks rind bare
upon tire sufferings arid dying groans of some
of the best of distracted Frarce. Again
I sew, in fancy, that ancient prison of State
overthrown anti in ruins, followed by the dart
and bloody daya of the Frenelnleliellion. But
I forbear. Only let me consider, and learn to
appreciate the sweet blessings of liberty *e en
joy, and remember that, if true to the trust re
posed, they are destined to spread over thecon.
tineuts amt Inhaigli the take of the sea, till the
world Is tilled widi their light and glory. But
inexhuustlve and interesting as is this subject.
matter, 1 must not ask too long a hearing. And
so, having hardly done the title poge,l close the
book and hid adieu to Mount Vernon.
G. W. tads.
What a glorious thing occupation is for the
human heart! Those who work hard seldom
yield to fancied or real sorrow. When grief site
down, bolds its hantia, and mourrfully feeds up
on Its own tear,. weaving the dim bland() we that
a little exertion might sweep away into a rune*.
al pall, the strong spirit is shorn of Its might,
and sorrow becomes our master. When trouble
flow upon you shark and heavy, toil not with
the torrent ; rather seek by occupation to divert
the dark waters that threaten to overwhelm
putt, wilt a thousand channels which the dutie*
of lile always present. Before you dream of tt,
those waters will fertillzu the present, and give
birth to fresh (bilkers, that will become pee
and holy In the sunshine which penetrates to
the path of duty In spite of every obstacle.--
Grieh after all, is but a selfish feellog, and most
selfish is the man who yields himself to this in.
duigence of any paslion which brings no joy to
his fellow men.
Chastise your passionr that they Mny not
chastise you. No nue who is a lover of money,
a lover of pleasure, or a lover of glory, is like..
wise a lover of mankind. Riches are not among
the number of things that are Good. It is not
poverty that causes 61,1701,, but covetous lo
aims. Deliver yourself Irmo appetite, andyon
will be free. lie who Is discontented With
things present and allotted, is unskilled In /11,4%
It le better to be of the number of-those who
need relief, than o, those who went heart to
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