The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, April 29, 1874, Image 1

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Montrose, Susquehanna aunty, "tre,4
orricr.—Went 131de of Pilblle. Avenue
Business Cards.
J. B. if A. H. McOOLLUM. • -
ATTATRTTI AT LAW Offire Oyer the Beak, /tote*
Ps. Mentrote, Mai 10, 1571.
TTORNEY AT LAW, *Mee over the Store orli.
Demmer, to the Brick Bleek:Kontrose.PA.. [6520
of Math street. Kontrese. Pa. 1111 g. 1.1 •;_'
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ASMIONABLE TAIL:Mt, Montrone, Pa, Shop
Cbandler's Storo. All orders filled In erst-tatestAki,
,nat ting done on abort notice. arnft trartauted to ttn!,,
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LTTORYBY A. LAW. Bounty, Back Pay. Pend'
and Baena . ) as Claims attended to. Omen elvt
nor below Boyd's Store. r/361;41)
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atm ey at Law. 011 ice at the Court trolillt: 11 1. WS
Commissioner'. 0M.,.. : W. A. asolummr . ..
Montrose. Seat. Ott, 1..411.—u.. .
Dealers la Dry Goode, Clothing * Ladle, ett2llesis
doe Shoes. Us°, agents for the great Muriel'
Tee end Coffee Company. Montrose, July IT. Mia
Fitch, I N. /Mo
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Pa. a Livor, et the old Oat.
of Bentley 40,
P. TTCO. Vail. I '71.( V. w. arallNG:
cler is Drags NedicineP, Chrmlcals, Mali; oil.
nre stun, Tem Spit.. Panty Goado,Jenarelrj, Pt*
Timers'. Lc-, Brick Biuck, dloutrvae, Pa. RetablEated
111411. [Feb.
Attorney* at Lao' and Solicitors In Bankruptcy* Olke.
No. 49 Court SEruct..uter etty Nottanal thudc,
Lamson. N. Y. Ws. H. fiewftt44
Joao IStb. laTi. Sernons DioriTT‘
DR. W. L.
of , tenders IhlrL tleereledat
threthee to th e tittle,. 3100U.0105 - ththelitir.
Unice et eisnathler o. on the of Ur et
Oros. Foandry. 1611 d. a. 15141.:
)talerin Bou aod Sbas, Cats and Caps. Leattierand
Flodtn:s. Vain Street o . Ist door below Boyd'a Store.
Work at-du to order. aud repairing done
Itontrose Jan.l veri.
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be found rtmds to attend dl Wtlll may want hatlttirt
l■ Ids Hue. Siontroae Pa. *Jet. AA:-.tIM,,
IifTSICIAS 6 SURGEON, tender. hit sartietan
the citizens of Great Bend sod vicinity. Gliitellatiii•
residehee. opposite Itaronni noose, art linotiVilitio.
"kept. Ist. Iso. tr
td aialaters ELcdrao 'rearm., Bata.. a Footr , td
<A mount street. Call and consul an' a.l Chrnitir
vii.eases. . ,
Veatroae. Jan. n.
Dealer Le Staple end FOricy efiteicrrn
toves. Orrivi. 01Is, and irsiots. Bo
Iron. Sots
awl l's, Cops. Furs. Wel° Heart., Gro
ceries. ProVisiOeS. &C.
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M. J. II %virile* to inform thelmblicttint
nnvin: the !lota In Mooting, be
it sow prep are{ ACC-141111...k1e LlT.,Clingpabl:c
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R1LL1.31 , 78 STROUD.
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baalnieer attended to prompt 17. en Ear tern. Office
first door CAA. ..1 the hank 0 4 W 11. Cooper b CP.
Peale Avenue. 310. troar. Pa•
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B. T. d E. 11. CASE.,
I.I4.IINESSAI AK EltS. Oak ilarneva.lighl end heavy,
at lovre.4 can wire., Alm, lll.nkrt., •Tireart Maw
kat..lp• and ererything pertaining to :he line,
Cheaper than the cheapest. Repairing dune pronapt
iy and in good ,tyle.
Siontpute,Pa... Oct. 29, Ira.
THE Wart BAUDER, ha. mowed hie shop to the
build log occupied by E. IcEenzie Co. he Is
prepared to do ail kinds or work le hill Itne.pacti as ma
king switehe.., pads. etc. All work done on short
notice and prices low. Please cast and see me.
Passtur flans. Proprietor.
Fresh and Salted Meats. liams. Pork- Bologna Sae
asp,e.ete.. of the best quality, constantly on bang at
prices to snit.
Montrse, Pa„ Jan. H. Inn.-to
VUJIAS BiBD, Pa. Sttroued near the Erie llafl.e7 Dg
pot Is* large and co Trimodinar hour*. kis nude/gun*
a thornoth rerrdr. Nearly tarasoned rooms sod eleep
rag sirtrrmrcit..epterulill fabler...and ralthlsge cos 3s•
lag a Asst class hotel. aesur ACKERTr.
Sept. /874.-it Progalet4r.
fatties of the Peace: oalce over L. S. Leech elm's store
Great./lend boroterb, Smonchanns Contd.,. Peet:em
it:las the set !meat of Imo dockets of the late lour
Iteekhow. deceased. Officts hours from 91.019 o'clock
a. and from Ito 4 o'clock p. to.
Foust Bend. Oct. 2d. 1672.
llC.rils at hle dwelline. newt door north of Dr.
Amur's, on Old Foundry street. wbrre be would be
happy to see all those in 151111 L of Dental , e oric. Ile
feels confident that ho can plume all. both In qualltycif
work and in price. Waco hours trom9P.X.
Wl:arose. Feb. 11.1971.—tt
EDGaZi et. ranErzz.
Cpriarszon Al. Law.
2:o. VD Broadway, New York City.
Attends to aii kinds of attorney Btlfillett, and con
ducts causes in all the Courts of both the State and the
United &stet,
Feb. r.t. 1874.-V.
In • Drug*, Medicine*. Chemical*. D7e
-6t italnta,olls. Varnish. Liquors. Spices, Pasty
sn-eles.rateet lledleloes, Perfumeriand Toilet Ar•
c. 0., ernserlption• es/of:lily compounded.—
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irDS OLD 311111 AT Tam PAUL
Pm very dusty and bred wife 1 I've prat come
home from rbefair;
So give me my pipe and tobacco, and I'll smoke
• In my easy chair;
It's a tiresome work a phyla' !or feeble old
men like ow; -
It's a tiresome work is *eche where every one
viatica to ace,
Orm fairs are a rennin` down ; they arc not like
the laths of old,
Whets you took prizes for bread, and butter as
yellow as gold ; •
were hundreds of useful things, that were
worth seen' Olen.
dozens of resin' horses, and hundreds of
' hat all this sprats will lead to Is more an
I now can tell ;
rat, somehow, it seems to me Ilke the down
ward road to h—well,
I may be a little hash, put Pm smiting the
Pl; hello,' ratio,' and drlnkin: are the toes of
our noble youth.
We shall come to a :tattoo atgamblar4,if matter*
keep on ads now --
,vbet all goo ttAnitl a young let meshst4
ate at WOW' to • -
a Ilia illain4;—thaftasai
chili:4lAM %Otte riettitilaw—brsztawered
taebaaki 3 qau bar - 4 --
Tut I
tut t Ingo man, salalMlult thing / limo
never dune ;
Coma stand by your grnnapa's kneel let me
reason with you, m 4 sun."
Be straightened up in his clothes and said, with
a look so queer,
I didn't come here far 'primula& e old man
walk off, OD your eller.
We never heanl talk like tliat when you and I
were youn
BIT father and e ither—Litre 'em—put a bridle
upon my tongue.
I'm old, and I'm puke blind, •but a difference I
can see
'Twist the boys or eighteen hundred and eight
een seventy-three.,
Bow is it about the girls? They, too, from
the path have strayed ;
I didn't see one a &bowie' the butter her hands
had made;
They stood in their pony pmrtons, with a wo.
man's ease .nd gruel
And shouted as loud ns any when a favorite
won a race.
111 eyes were welching the track ; the race was
every man i a theme;
And I said to myself, -Is this a fair; or is it on
ly a dream r•
I suer 'bout a dozen boys lookin' artmad at the
sheen and swine,
And the tenets of seventy winters had silvered
their heads like mine.
Why on Carib don't they change the name whin
the wrong, name it has pa!
No longer call it a lair, but an agricultural
trot ;
Then men won't be (akin' things ter sensible
men to ace,
With nobody there to sea 'em but crippled old
men like me.
There, take my pipe and tobacco! tli Bleep in
. • my easy chute;
It's tiresome work a talkin . about a degenerate
You needn't disturh me, wile, till the bells of
the evening chime, .
' Furl may; o back in my dreams to the faint of
For the third time I have called on
Laura Mansfield, and for the third time
ne servant had m.t me with, 'Miss
Mansfield is not at h o me to Mr. Talbot,"
anti I had turned away from the dour.
What this meant I was at a loss to con
jecture. When I heard it the first time I
was puzzled and amazed, the next time
pained, but now I was maddened, and
felt that it had been intended as an in
"Not at home to Mr.. Talbot r—Pleas
ant message from the woman who had
promised to he my wife, was it Doi ?
Why, it was but a week ago that she had
placed her face to mine, and confessed
that she was very happy because I loved
her ; and now he was "not at home."
I hail known Laura Mansfield many
years before I hnd asked her to be my
wife. So far as the world julges, I was
,her equal in wealth and family as well as
in intellectuality. I say "so far as the
world judges." because I do not judge
men and women as the world of fashion
goes. That man would be a very shallow
one, in my opinion, who could think of
measuring his love spinet. aught but the
woman's love for him.
I loved Laura and loved her truly. I
was no weak i puling boy, full of crude
fancies of love, hut an earnest man, who
knew why he loved and trusted. She
was a - woman ' guided by her reason and
her love ; not a giddy, capricious girl.
Rot we differed in that I was somewhat
sluggish in thought and decision, while
she was impetuous in her decision.
I tried to recall every word and look of
our last evening together, but 'could as
member nothing that would give mo
clue to her present action, and for the
hundredth time in the last few days was
timed to give it up. I
"Not at home" to me ! Very well, I
would not trouble her to send Vie mes
sage again, The world would wag on
much as it had done, and men's lives were
made of tougher material than to be
withered by a woman's frown.
While these thoughts were runningl
through my mind, I had walked on and I
on, paying but little heed to my steps
until I had passed the village, followed
the lane leading to the river, but stopped
only when I came to the hank.
I was aroused from my reverie by the
sound of the busy hammers of the bridge'
builders, and rthrew myself under a tree,
and watched thesis hew and match the
limbers and planks, and then raise them
to their proper ices. ..The, bum of the
workmen's voices had a cheery sopnd in
it, and nt r a mon g
I Ricked my way ACM Ai.oo o4 r
earetblly .and was 4;4 ~t a p * Atpd9f
the completed part. *Am i &re§ name Taken Au ft, t) i t it r g
tamed arittioat tkink . ing
taigisql my footing upon the . phwir;t4
time to call for. belp. tied Ake
stoat Ina underwater. •
it seemed an - age to go 440P3 t Foss
1 0 1 .01?"... Prrav!UTDP4r7 IMO.? tt..
greenish water4ind than without any ap
parent cause kttegan to rise. The water
hurt my eyet4",qind there was a roaring
noise in my eats as if a thousand cannon
Were thundering in discord upon every
aide of roe; But my thinking faculties
were unolouded, , and my mind was busy
turning over '
.sand recalling all that]. had
resitor heard - of. what wen should io
who were in elangerof drowning. I won
dered if the workmen would be ready
with assistance for me when I reached
the surface, and I remembered that I
would have but three chances for my life.
Then I was shove water.
No one RAI
„pear to help me. I called
ont with all my htren,gth for help, and
struck out :pith my hands and feet
as I had seett:swimmers do ; but it was
all of no ava il ; I sank again.
Oh ! the — liorrible noises within my
head, They were growing louder and
loader. I cursed my foolish fancies, that
had prevented my learning to swim when
I tens a boy., And why were not the men
doing something for me. They had to
throw out aboard or a rope and I would
be Saied.,,llliey must have seen and
beard-me fitlP--Wil they be ready now ?
Opetai !I. hire mercy and send me help !
• . There is a man with a rope Ah, it
tell short. The fo.l f why is he so slow
I "Help& Se—. The word is finished
under watee;:- and I have choked myself
with what I have swallowed. Thelerri-
ble, terribleroaring noise I My head
will split asuoder. I have bnt one more
chance. It . but a hand was near me, if
some one would but save me. I cannot
die. I am not ready r it eanhot be !
There is light again. Father iu Heaven
help me !
There entries a boat. Hurry, oh, hurry!
Flow slow they come! Oh. Heaven, one
minute more, but one short minute!
Help I 0, the clumsy fool. He has lost
his oar; and I am left to drown.
I won't go down ; I will nut drown.
Oh, this cursed, yielding water; these
garments df lead. I won't go down.
Ha, lam ciainz. No, I cannot feel my
self move: ~B ut the infernal roar has in
creased in my head and maddens me.
There are ten thousand shrieking devils
within my cars. They yell like tortured
souls in belt; louder it grows ; louder
Why, What is this! Music! Yes.
sweetest, dieamiest music cotnes stealing
upon my teases and drives away the
hordes of Satan. 'Tis sweeter, this, than
life. Am 4in Heaven ? No water cov
ers me; nititlear or dread rests upon my
spirit; I am content; my soul is full of
peace and lest—This must be heaven
hut I all aloe.
I must have floated in the invisible eth
er, f. r hetal see another wort•'. There
arc hills arid mountains, trees and bow•
ers, and Men and women walking to and
fro. Now:like the place where first I liv
ed ; it is the self saute place. I seem to
rememberAut little boy who runs along
the streets: 'lt is myself ! Follow him!
see him pinch that lame boy, push over
the little girl at the corner. worry the old
bliudtildsel - Yes. I did all that—They
were funny then, but they seem tearfully .
cruel now, I wish I hail never been so bad
Follow him still ; he drinks and swears
and gambles. Stop him. Oh, if I had
never done these tkingst But he ems
on to worse yet. His life was all had It
was my life, my own ev,l life. If I but
had it to live again.
But lii. , heart is .tot art and. See him
kneel beside that maiden and swear to
live a better life. Love has touched his
t heart, and love is but another name for
God. He strives hard to conquer him
self; he is succeeding slowly; there he
sits beside the woman he loves. Yes, it
is Laura and myself. My face is trustful
and happy, but Laura's is somewhat sus
picion... I hear her words and am
living over again my last night with her.
There a letter drops on the floor. lint I do
not think it is mine, end I turn to go
out with "good night" nn my
fore I close the door I turn around, and
there is a bitter, scornful wail , - upon her
face. What could that letter have been ?
It was not mine. Hold! It must have
been the one I lost at , d had forzotten un
til now. I saw it fall, but thought it had
dropped from Laura's hand. I ought to
have remember d it heron.. It was from
my old friend Jessie King, and thong t
I bad put it on my table.
That must have been the letter La
-found. Yes—and it accounts for r
subsequert behavior. The letter was t
a line: "Dear Frank, I will wait for Au
at Saturday." Laura must have
supposed Jessie was a lover, -while she was I
really married to my cousin John.
"Saturday." When will Saturday
come I wonder ? She will not find me
there. And Laura ? She will learn
some day that Jessie was but a friend.
Row remorseful she will he. And moth
er—poor old mother—what will she do
when they tell her that I am never com
ing to her again ?
Ah. life, you were pleasant and bright
but if this is death, give me what I have.
I hear the heavenly music once more, and
my spirit turns to it. How sweet, how
enchantingly sweet ; a delicious languor
creeps upon my soul, and woos me to
Oh, borrors,l what was that ? There
it is again. Can it be hell ? Millions of
devils are torturing me. They are creep
ing into my . lungs, my heart, my brain ;
now they pierce my every nerve. Oh,
God, have pity I They come in myriads ;
they pour hot lead in my veins,they dance
upon me,
and their feet are full of hot
irons that pierce me through and through
Have pity, Lord, have. pity I Oh, they
grow more cruel; let me out of Ohl! By
Heaven, I will meet the very prince of
[ devils hand to hand.
I made a glorious fight. I—l opened
my eyes.
"Mother r I cried.
4 1end word to Lam and tell her who
Jessie is."
:'Jessie who?'?
Vgessie King."
will, butkeep quiet now."
f - closed -my eyes, and when dent F
moped them, Laura was sitting beside
me. She kissed ma, saying, "Gan you
forgive me, dear Frank ?'"
Yes, I could forgive her love.
PP? 414 you !KIWI X west *dm of
Devoted to the Interests of our Town and Otlftity.
some Jessie," she raked.
"I saw it all when I was drowned," I
Crevvy Mitchell and John Martin mat
eta little picnic party in a country vil
lage, where she was passing a few weeks
of the intolerable hpt summer, and he—
well he was rending law for the present
with Esquire Morgan the village oracle,
and working abont the Squire's farm to
pay his board.
John Martin was a handsome young
man, and as good as he was handsome.
So said Mrs, Morgan and all the ladies of
the village, as also did the children, who
loved him dearly for his kind acts and
the cheerful words be had for every one.
The young ladies all seemed to have a
great deal of regard fur him, for they
each and all foresaw that such a good
young man must make an excellent hus
band ; and besides, they felt assured that
he would b"come very rich, as well as is-
fiueutial ; fur was he not reading law
with Spiv: Mirgan, who had gained
riches and influence in the practice of his
profession ?
But antnahow, John bad failed to ap
preciate the retard of any young lady
until he met Cressy Mitchel, and from
that time he felt that his heart was no
longer his own.
Cressy was a beauty Und she knew it,
he doted on ft. It was passing strange
that she would feel willing to deprive her-
self of the homage of her many•suitora
and banish herself to a country village,
even for a limited period. But she bad
on making her appearance at the summer
resort of her fashionable friends,
when the season was half over, coming
treat) and hearty from her country re
treat, while the belles of fashion would
have become already worn and weary
with fashionable dissipation.
Thia was the reason fur her seclusion,
and with a swift, comprehensive glance
she scanned the face and features of John
Martin. inwardly rejoicing that such a
handsome and agreable young man was
to be her companion during her stay in
the village'
She did not have one thought that he
would fail to present himself as a candi
date fir her favor. She knew her power'
and felt sure that John Martin's love
would soon be hers.
It was even as she had anticipated. At
every picnic, pleasure excursion or par
ty gotten up in the village, Jolla Martin
wes her escort and companion, and ere
the time which she had allowed herself to
stay had passed. she wag srue that she
possessed all the love of John Martin's
generous ' noble heart.
She had learned to love him also. His
superiority over all other men with whom
she had ass +Mated, forced her to yield to
him the reap •et which was doe him, and
nqipect soon riPened into a warm feeling,
which Cressy Mitchell would notacknowl
edgeeven to her own heart.
The time drew nearfor her to take her
departure from the vilitigemnd John Mar-1
tin hail call-d to say good-bye. Without
prelitninariei., and no words of cringing
flattery such as her former suitors had
invariably made use of, he told her in a
straightforward manly way. of his love
for her. and asked her to give him her
hand in marriage.
For a time there was a severe strnggle
in the breast of this beatititulcteature of
fashion. She lived Martain. She
knew it, and her better nature cried loud
ly for a hearing in this case.
But pride and ambition whispered in
her err, "You must not thus fling away
all your bright hopes and prospects for
the future ; von may form a splendid al
liance; become the wife of a millionaire;
wear laces and diamonds and revel in
wealth and luxury, do not let the prompt
legs of your heart, but let reason guide
Thus importuned by the voice of sel
fish ambition, she pat the one love of her
heart away from her, and, turning to the
man who stood with folded arms waiting
her decision, she said :
"Mr. Martain , I cannot afford to in
dulge in romantic dreams; that I love
von I will not deny, but you are poor and
I am not rich ; consequently each must
form a more prudent alliance."
He stood for a moment, as if transfix
ed while the cold, worldly ideas expressed
by Cressy were floating through hl
brain. Was this to be the end of the
bright dream of happiness which he had
so tenderly cherished ? Alas, he felt that
all the world mast he false and cold, now
. .
that hia idol had fallen, and hia beautiful
Cressy, whom he- had invested with all
the charms and virtues of an angel, had
changed into n cold, scheming, worldly
But he recovered his selfinissesion and
extended his hand. he shook her's warm
ly, and with a "good-bye, Cressy, God
bless you and make you happy," he hur
ried away.
The next day Cressy joined her fash
ionable friends at the -Springs, and
for the time forgot John 74artin find his
• * • • • •
Summer passed, and winter came with
its round of metropolitan gayety. It was
*midwinter, and the "affair of the season"
came off at the house of the leader of the
"ton ;" none but the elite were there, of
course, and indeed, they were of the "ex
clusive" set.
As Cressy was promenading the spa
cious saloon, leaning upon the arm of a
cavalier, her escort suddenly paused be
fore a tall gentleman, who stood leaning
against 'a pillar viewing a gay throng
with a weary air. "Miss Mitchell," he
said "I am happy to be able to present to
you a valued friend of mine, who Informs
me that he had the honor and pleasure of
a few weeks' acquaintance with you dur
ing the past summer."
Cressy raised her eyes and met those of
John Martin fixed earnestly upon -her.
Her heart gave an impulsive hound, but
she checked its mad pulsations and re
plied coldly:
"Ali, yes ; I believe I did have a alight
acquamMtice with thogentleman."
Withont another word she moved on,
and, as the gentleman ledher to it, seat,
he taid • ". • ' - • -
"Really, Miss Mitchell, you arm a wcn•
der of your sex."
"indeed sir; and why ?"
"I don't believe another young lady
present would have treated John Martin,
the millionaire, as coolly as you did just
"John Martin, the millionaire," she
Aye; he's rich as enema."
"Bnt when I knew Lim he was a law
"Oh, pooh I that was one of his odd
freaks; he always feared he would be val
ued for his money, and not for himself."
As soon as Cressy could free herself
from her obsequious escort and admirer,
she sought John Martin, and endeavt red
to explain her conduct; but he would
give her no opportunity to do so, and per
sisted in treating her as "a slight acquain
In a few weeks he bronght his bride to
the city, and introdnced her to his ftsh
ionable friends. She wai a simple, inno
cent country girl, bnt as the wife of John
Martin, she was welcomed to the bait so
ciety. And Cressy never ceased to regret
that she pronounced Martin oe/y "a
slight acquaintance
How Squire Mangum got Skinned.
"Yon see.: said the squire, pitching
his voica to an etcgetical altitnle, "ic
wuz this way. List Chuseday wuz a week
ago, I sailed down from Gwinnet to At
iancy with seven bags of cotoon. Arter
I sold em, I kinder loafed 'around Inokin
at things in general an' feelin' jest as
happy us you please, when who should
I run ugin bat Kurnel Blavengaino; Me
an Kurnel used to be boys together, an'
wewnz as thick as five kittens in a rag
basket. we drunk outen the same goad,
an'we: got the hat snatched outen us by
the sa, na bandy legged Pchool teacher.
wuz as lonesome as the rain crow, afure I
struck up with the triune!, ail' I wuz glad
to see him—turned glad. We knocked
roun' town right amartually, an' the
Kurnel iuterjueed me to a whole raft of
fellers—mighty oice boys they wuz, too,
Arter sapper the Kernel says ,
"'Skaggs,' says he, 'less go to my room
Iwhere wekin talk over 014 tinies sqrter
comfortable an' ondisturbed like.
'. - Oreeable ,' says 1, we walked a square
Or s an' turned into all alley an walked
np a nailer par of stairs. The kurnal
gin a little rap at a green door, an' a slick
luokin' tnerlatter popped out ,an' axed us
in. Lie wuz the daintiest perkiest, nigger
you ever seen. He just got up an' spun
:trona' like a tom cat with her tail afire.
The room wuz as line as a fiddle an' full
of pictures an' sofys, and the cheers Ives
its soft as lam' swool, an' I thought to my
self that the kuriiel way a lugsuriant cuss
That wuz 4 lot of mighty nice fellers
scattered roun'a an atalkin' quite
soshable like. Aperient the kurnel wuz
ent much sot back, fur sorter laffil to
himself an, then he says :
"‘, what about that new parlor
game you gut out the other day
'"Oh, says the knrnel, lookin' sorter
sheepish, 'that wuz a humbug._ 1 ,cun't
make head or tail oaten it."
"I'll bet I kin manage it, says Jud g e
Hightower' quite amimated like.
"I'll show you how. jedge, with pleas
ure; says the kur"el, an' then he went to
table . .unlocked a F ox, an'tuck out a deck
of keerds,an' a whole lot of little what
youmaycallems, similar to Itirn buttons
some white an, some red."
Squire Sksggs paused and supplied his
tireless jaws with a fresh cpaid of tobacco.
"It ain't no use to tell you any more.
When them fellers got done brain' me
that game I didn't have money enough to
take me down stairs. I lay I looked a lit
tle while, for when the Judge closed the
box he said :
" • -Nyt, have bad a pleasant evening"
sduire. Yon'il find.ihe•kurnel waitin' for
you on the steps, an he'll give you your
money back.'
"1 ain't never laid my dyes on the ker
nel since, an' when Ido that's got to be a
case for the kuri,el—yuu mind my words.
I seed Rufe Lester next day—von know
Rafe ; he.s in the legislature now, but 1
used to give him popcorn when he wuz
en't so high—l seed Hnfee an' lie sed I
was tick in by the Pharoah men. Tnok iu
ain't no name for it. Darned of I didn.t
go to the bottom an' git skinned alive."
Couldn't Take His Own Medicine
Caharrns, hoincepathic physician, who
had just died in Paris :
Midllu Julia Barren was out of sorts
and seat fur him.
"What is the inatter ?" asked the doc
"0 ! I hardly know myself." she repli
ed, "my spirits are terribly unequal.—
Sometimes I am greatly slated, and then
I suddenly sink into the deepest melan
After a moment's reflection, Caburrus
said gravely :
"I'm afraid there's but one way to core
"What is it 7', she inquired eagArly,
"You mnst get married." he replied,
with a mirthful twinkle of the eye, but
still keeping a grave face.
Bliddlie.'Barren,after a little
hesitation, followed by a long drawn sigh
of rebel ; perhaps you are right.—Would
you mary me 7" •
")fa chere." replied Cabrrus, blandly,
"the doctor prescribe!, tint doesn't, take
hie own medicines.;
"And have you no other eons?" asked
a Curious lady of a bronzed' old sea captain
4)11, yes, madam, I had one that lived in
the South Sea Islands for nearly a dozen
years!" "Emily! Was he br.4l there, and
what was his taste—sea or land r. "No,
madam, he wasn't bread; h 'was tnetit—:
leastways the natives ate him ; and for
his taste—the chief said he tasted of ter.
baccer." The lady walked - - to another
part of the ship, and the, captain Smiled,
and took a fresh quid of qterbaccer"
I himself. • '
;"What is - heavens best gift to man r
asked a voting lady the other night;eml-
Lig sweetly on a pleasant looking clerk.
"A hose!' replied the young mon,:oith
thug prudence..
BY BETTIE A. 1101232.03.
The little wife bid her knitting down,
"And looked at the clock and said :
"le is time I put the kittlo on,
And the cloth on the table spread,
For the clock is near the :stroke of six,
And I've Lanny time to see
That the kettle boils and the toast Is made,
• When John will bo Lome to tea."
The table .he drew to the coziest nook,
And she laid the plates for two—
They were but plain dell, there was silver
And the dishes they were few.
"But butter sad bread and some cat
. and troll,
As dainty as they can be;
And the cloth is white," said the little will!,
"Tkat is what John likes to see."
The little wife took out a dressing.grown
And spread on cushioned chair,
And before it a pair of slippers placed,
Far too large tor' her to wear,
And she patted the gown and softly said:
• "Lie there that warm you may be,
For the night is cold, for John to put on
When he shall come In me to tea."
The little wife braided and smoothed her
bsir, •
And put on a prettier dress,
A bit of son. lace and a knot of gray silk
To finish it at the breast.
Then she looked in the glass, and blushed
and smiled.
And she was a picture fair to seal
And excused herself—"Johu will be so
With the dress when he comes home to
But it must be late, the kettle has boUed,
and the toast is getting dry;
It is growing late, and the street lamps
But the footsteps all pass by.
The little wife peeps out of the (hint hall
Then runs to the garden-gate;'
But be does not Come, and "0 dear," she
"'Tis a tiresome thing to wait."
Then she tries to read, but whether or no
The tale is gloomy or gay,
She could no!, have told. for her restless
thoughts, '
• With her heart, are far away. -
Again and again to the front hall-door
She goes to !rink up the street,
Each far-away footstep making her heart
With a hope to taster beat.
"Why, It must be hours," said the little
• With a pot and ugly frown ;
"I'd like to know what at this time of
John can De doing down town?
If he cared for me he would surely come,
But I've often heard It said—
And I half believe it now—that a man
Loves only till he's wed.
•'•lint he shall not know if it breaks my
I will have my tea—so there r'
tier cheeks are so red and her eyes are so
bright ;
She looks at the vacant chair,
And her knito falls down, and "Ott, dear,"
she says,
And then begins to cry,
"I wonder wns ever a six months's wife -
So miaerable se I?"
"John would never stay if he was alive,"
The little wife sobbingly said,
`And so all this tims I've been blaming
It may be that John is deed,:'
"Whir blesi rne,yhat's thlsr says a man.
Tender as tender can be,
And the clock is just pointing to half past
six I
And John has come home to tea.
There is no lack of remarkable days In the
lives of great heroes and humble yeomen alike.
Cairer had his ominous Ideas of March and Jack
the'rellor dreads evil Friday.
The almanacs of every nation on earth are
filled with mysterious signs, telling the credo
loaf husbandman *hen to sere and when
to reap, and the customs and usages of all
lands designate certain days as favorable er
foul to wedding!.
The one common feature In an these super-
FAlL:ions IP, however. the evil augury which
retina Invariably to attach Itself to such pecu
liar days; they bring death, according to an
old prophecy ; or, at least, they are disastrous
to *eighty enterprises.
They are anticipated with vague but harass
ing doubt; they are passed In deadly dread
and they leave behind them, even after all has
gone well, hut an increased fear of what they
may bring in their speedy return.
411 the more gratifying is it, therefore, to
meet of those rare days which seem,
Wadvance, to have been marked with a white
juke, and which, , not superstition, but history
Itself; points . out to sLs as full of happy auguries.
Every noshrind then, a man if heard to hortst,
that ouch allay has for many years been, prop s .
tiOus to all his plans; and occasionally real
grind fortune has come, with Strange and start
lingly regularity, on the same day more than
once in life.
,Bat, raro as these cases are, a 4ny toll of %Iv
o promises for a whoie nation is still rarer—
atni yet inch a dog we can boast of In coy Fourth
Of July.
;It assumes its strange and mysterious irstin
ence over our national destiny in the very firs
records of-our existence.
-Walter Raleigh, In his restless activity and
enlightened ambition, had fitted out, st his own
expense, two small but itanch, Tenets, end sett
tinsel, under two trusty canteins—Philip Ami
des and Arthur Barlowe—to sail toward the set-,
thag sun, end explore the enknown seal that lay
in that direction.'
Full of courage, and high hopes, tilt adven
ismers had left their native land in the month
et April. 1584, and, after the , manner of those
dep.:sailed slowly and cautiously by wpy of the
southern route, touching hem and there Oa
many a rich island, to refresh the crew and
Victual their ships.
At last they ventured boldly trim unknown'
Waters, and begun anxiously to gaze from mss{.
head and poop. wondering what strings mar.
irels there would arise before their amend eyes
on tho western horizon. Their expectations
were to be fully rewarded ; for we read to the
finale!, but grepio"Aceonnt of the First yoyage
Made tb the Coast of America" (Railluyt, UL
eol ) the following report : ' -
ono second of July we found shole ;rater,
iwher we smelt 9 sweet and strong a smell se
webad ben° in the midst of some delicious
igarden, abounding with all kinds of odnriterons
',flowers, by which we were, assured that the
iland etmld not be Bev distant; and, keeping
good watch and bearing but Blade sane, the_
tow* t. the mite axetttc in entratupes the
Tun MoNTaosn DE,mooni*
Cattalos all Oa Local sad Conant] Ilelta, l'ostr:, 801
net, Anecdotes, illscallanecnia IlcadlnA,Corraapoit
ciao:And a :citable class of ailatrtlacaaattx
. .
One gleam Olt of an inch splee.)3 weekcer leas. $*
I farrotb. 41. Z; A months. 411,0; 6 mouths. 44 COS
year. 46.55. - A Liberal discorret ern advertisements of
greater length. %wines* Locale 16 ttr. a line for gra
insertion, and 5 et*. 41100 eachanbseen.nt utrestloo.e.
31.orlagesaud deaths. free; utdurarlep,ll.l see. a lines "
oast, which WO supposed to bet a continent azi
t farina land."
filly that the Tudor tlog of Englaud WWI for
ho first thno unfurled in sight uf•uur land, and.
hat the loundati9u Woo laid. NT the empire oc
new me on this continent.
The delighted crew 'then went en shore, hid:
tag, in ell pmbubillty, on Worken bland, out;
aid, of Pamlico Sound, ant Connally took posi
scion of the New World In the game of Ott
'bleeds Mitiesty.
But when the two captains retuned ta of -
glowing nccounia of the surpassing beauty am;
the matchless fertility of newly discovered -
land, and after the surprisingly short passer;
landed, In the month of September of the semi
mar, Med more in an English harbor, all Eng:
and was in a glow of citetnent; and court;
ity, and country, listened eagerly to tho straagcl
Mel lit the new indlesotnci irtzed with awe and
sunder on Hanby, the • ktitart; who' had cora,
home with the sailors—o living evidence of
whet was by ninny fondly believed to b 0 qktf
true El Dorado.
The Queen herself in her flight eirginity,l •
could.not resist the, On'Torual, enthusiam; - and,
when she heard the reports of the two It:triteWU
"Its . the greatett murk of butter:she could do thi
discovery, be called the * country by the name;
of Virginia, as well from that It was Urst ills;
covered in her reign—a virgin queen—as that'
It at-still arom to retain the virgin purity end .
plenty of the first creation, and the people the:
primitive inncxxliihs7 tit. Beverly, "Liiitory cir
Virginia," p. *1 • , .
Many gencruslons of . English settlers Lad al:
ready been born In the New World, and count.;
less tribesot natives had disappeared forever . ;
from the nations of tho earth, when the Fourth;
of July unem more asserted its mysterious con;
nection with thO fact of our country.
A solemn nomting, It had been Gnaw];
should be held in the central town of Lancia:
ter, In the new province of Pennsylvania, and
there appeared on the one side commissioners
of the great sea board colonies,and on the othei.
a mod) , crowe. of ;deputies from that powerful
confederacy of Indiana known tur the Six lija;
tiona. . .
After much speaking and bargtintng, in botli
of which engagements the child= of the for::
est proved by no means inferior to their wily
and experienced adTentnries, the tettferentai
was brought to a happy close On' thiFourth
July 1744, when "tbu Indians gave in ;heir or.;
der, five yo•hatil and Ole V.rtialt agehts thi'ds
hurahs." . . . .
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didveriklac [Cates:
Thus, It will be seen ft was on a tbuttla
.. •
Two striking features characterized tide
memorable meeting. On the famous day qa4- .
apatego, an eloquent Cluoudago warrior, Yota
solemnly from his blanket, ou which ha had
been seated, and addressed the Englishmen:
present In these remarkable words:
"We have only one thing farther to say, and
this is, we heartily recommend union and good
agreement between you and your lirethersn.--'
Never disagree, but preserve a strict friendship'
for each other, and'thereby you, as well as wo o ,
will become thestronger."
Strange advice,tuost assuredly to come front
such a source!
The practical result of the meeting in tho'
next place, was, for the sum of about font bun.'
dud pounds sterling, the Indians multi Itt dCod,
recognizing the Sinn's rights that areoriltall ,
be by his majesty's appointment in the colony
of Virginia;" and the lands of Maryland were;
In a like manner, confirmed to Lord Baltimore: ,
within definite finales.. . . . . .
"Thus," says Bancroft, "did Great Britain et '
once acquire and confirm its claims to the great'
basin of the Ohio, and, and at the same time;
protect its northern frontier." (History of Am-,
erica, volt p. 453 ;) end thus: the Fourth' Of
July became once more all Impoitztat 'to our
destinies.bringing; us, by a solemn treaty, an
absolute right to the , Great Veit by pt letup;
and laying tco coiner-stone of a' new, teat !ml'
Ore, soon to be added to the earliest colonial oti.'
the sea-coast
It was only ten short yetis later; when; ate=
der peculiarly startling circumstanws,and with'
the distant thunder of war already tilling al
hearts with fear and awe, that anotherratath'
of July added new signiSeance and greater ita *-
portance to that remarkable date.
Commissioners bad met In the emits of
ay. in the State of New 'York, to confer Wolf . •
a plan of onion of all . the agonies, in anttelpa- - •
tion of war with - France. • • • •
The necessity of thus securing their mist- - -
ence, threatened by a' formidable enemy. was' 1 •
felt by them all: the moans of averting the ,
danger and the way of accomplishing the on: -
tun alone were doubtiuL
Benjamin Franklin, whose calm, cool mlad l
[Oily appreciated' the cast importance of the' •
proposed unlbn, had drawn up a Plan,lirsetler '
al plant to this all the Colonies agreed, except' • '
Conneeticut, and on the Fourth of Tidy it wa .
.. •
Although, subsequently, the British Goiere-'
• ment refused its assent,' and conseqiently *ha
proposed concert of action could not be made' •
available for the time, there can ;be no doubt
that this platy of a anion' of the colonies eel'
assbasis, tf not as a cadet, for the - successfu.t
union of later days, and thaf,•theiefore, .
-conference of Albany,• marked once more by
the mysterious date, was of the utmost itnifor ,
tanoe to our national calstence.
'tee paramount sigruncance op teat clay elf
the date on which the Union Itself began its
glorfores career, is to well known to admit of- '
more than a mere reference. The careful res.,.
der of history, howereruatmot fill being struett"
by the remarkable coincidence which seem to' .
follow-the month and day throughout our an , •
Qn the fourth of Ju1y,1751, Benjamin Await" ,
inn, then slowly rising in the esteem or ha l'
countrymen, had signed theTicaty t4panuez•
on the fourth of JolY; the Mune great -
American, now litiewn all over the world as a' '
state_ and a philosopher, signed onto more
the Declaration of independence: ,
Nor does the tinportanco of the day and .
here. On the Inures cf'', July,- 1154, , George*
Washington, then an biffrible officer in the
colonial army; had been compelled, by the tato
of War, to surrender at Fort Necessity" the
rude Mocked° at Great Meadows. lle with ,
drew with his troops from the. basin of the*
Ohio, and from its mouth in. the Gulf to tbi%
head-springs of the Ohio, ' the lilies of Puma%
were triumlbant. ' • .
On the fourth of July; 1.110, the same George'
Washington was successfully commanding all'
the armies of America, and was beginning'
the great war that was- to end in the 4,44 r.
of England and the birth of 0 pen WWI&