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h. F. HAI% LEY, WM. C. CRUSER.
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N. Green and N. C. Mickey, have thing day en
to4 Into a Medical co-Partnership, for the practice
ct ;cc and surgery, and are prepared to attend
o to all calls In the line of their profession at
r of Iry day and night.
...t. o .loai Pa., April 14, ita73.—a-ta.
11. 1). BALD 111-V, M. D.,
1,.M.F.P 11111 C has located himself at
m here be trill attend promptly to all pro
bliSinegli entrusted to his care. nitrOttlee
buildmg, second floor, front. Boards at
~, , Pa.. March 10. 1513.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE.
ATSON, Attorney-at-Law. Montrose, Penn's
Collections Promptly Attended to.
Attention given to Orphans Court Practice.
• , th eon. W.. 1. 'Ferrell, on Puldic Avenue, oppo
site the Turhell Rouse. 1611.
DR. 11. W. SMITH,
sar Rocanwat his dwelling, next door north of Dr
on Old Foundry street, where he would be
r,. all those la want of Dental Aort. De
...,,lunlent that he can pivit , c all, both In quality of
latee. Office hours from 9 A. 91. to 4 P. N.
Br. D. P.L. Situated near the Erie Railway De
l- a arre ana commodious house. has undergone
repair. Newly furnished rooms and sleep
tabies,and allthinge comprts
i:, elm, hotel. HENRY ACKERT,
TIL PEOPLE'S 374 BEET.
1 . 1111-1.11. HAIM', Proprietor.
Monti., HELMS, Pork, Bologna San
quality. constantly on band, at
st. 1ia...1aa.. 14. 151'3.-IT.
BI LaNGS STROUD.
AND LIFE INSURANCE AGENT. Ale
toe dee to promptly, on fair terms. OfAc.
2 , t 01 the bank of Wm. H. Coopers Ce
, A venue,Montroee, Pa. (Ang.I.ISS9.
IiSRBER, lute moved his shop to the
. t., ed by E. McKenzie it Co., where he Is
io do all kinds of work to line,ench ae ma
be, puff, ,gc.. All work done on short
low. Pleaee call and eee me.
No. 170 Broadway, New York City
f:NEIS AT LAW, have removed tv their New
:•;;,,,,tre I he Tarbell booby.
It. B. Lrrma,
Gm:l P. Lirri..E,
15, IS:Z. E.. L. BLasasi.ze.
IV. B. DEANS,
I Books, tationery, Wail Paper, News ;a
••• PorYet Cutlery. Stereoscopic. Views, Yankee
tr. Next door to the Post 0 ice, Montr.ac,
NV . B. DEANS_
ESC ILEVGE Ht, TEL. •
t FFUS ti TON wiehes to Inform the public that
.t; rt.,l the Exchange Hotel in liontroee. be
• ,a repared to accommodate the travel lug pnbE c
Aug:. 26, 1573.
11 It Willi 77 .
.Im and Fancy Drs Goode, Crockery. Hurd.
StOVVb, Drugs. Oils, and ?Oats, Boots
Hats and Caps, Fars, Buffalo Robes. Gra
, r, 'Pro% irlum, &C.
II rd .1 a., Ndy 6,
.7 OHN GROVES,
P, 4lsi.E TAILOR. llontrol‘e, Pa. ..I.Rsop over
Store. Ali ordern filled In lint-class style.
:•suac to order on •[:art nOttee, and warran-
Jane °.ll. ':5.
DR. D. A. LATHROP,
ELtento Tnanaia.t. Dania, a Om Foot of
elteet. Call and conaid to a.l Chronic
• LEWIS KNOLL,
•If kViNG AND ILAIR DIiESSING.
c. tht. new Postotlice lmiltUita, where he rt.
',ad). to attend all who may want anything
' Montrose Pa: Oct. 13 1869.
111,,ES -V. STODDARD,
irrarer ocrute and Sham, Rats and Caps. Leather and
nem Street, let door below Boyd'e Store.
'F,ro made to and repairing done neatly.
V Latta, Jan. 1 1870.
DR. W. L..IIICHARDSO.2I7,
ni•Ii•IAN it SURGEON, tenders hleProfessione
to the edinens of Montrose and vicinity.—
, nrtat h: er.,tderae, on the eornereastotSayre &
!ray Focuctry (Aug.], 1869.
~ C oVILL LE DEIVITT.
and Solicitors in Bankruptcy. °Mee
wtuufl street ,over City National Bank, Bing
tarl:ol.. N Y. ILSCoViLL,
.B BUR NS, the place to get Drugs and ItedeinCS.
obacco,rtpes, Pocket-Booka, Spectates,
Trr.;,,, Not lot.l,te. Brick Blott.
Bay sth, 18:3. 18
Abel Turrca,. dealer in Dnio Modica:lei
.^-,,tu/t. Paiute., pas , Dye-stuffs, Teat, Spices
I,uudt, Jewelty ) , rerinmery, L.
sec,3lll 19, 19Z. .
Y 1• 1, N SURGEON. has located at Auburn
Beer . w ViaIIIDELII Co. Pa.
L. F. FITCH,
,7 701:NEY AND COMELLOE-AT-LAW. Moat
!,:oflice wert of the evart BOZ.be. .
ru.e..lumtar ) 27, 1b75.-4y7
i.O. W 4 /112EY,
'TUBS E 1 T AW. Bounty, Baia Pay. Pension
tui ize. on claims attended to. °Mei Om
noyd's Store, Nottrore.Pa. [An. 1..'69
W A. CROSS.NON,
=tlamep at Office at the Court House, 1r the
OttCe. W. A. Caosszoic.
t.eut .—tf. •
✓. G. WIIEATON,
COAL LsotstNA ♦ED LAND tCpyrtolt.
Y. 0. addrese, ErgaMlD Forte.
W. W 5.1117./.1,
hLNET AND cliela MASCIPACTUBSES; , --ruoi
4!Mcr...stet. Montrure,l'a- 3licz. 2.1809.
M. C. SUTTON: - • .
LCTIONEEIt IxeruaNcx AGENT. tt
%.10u: Frlendsvgle. Pa.
D. IV. SE4RLE,
:TUILNEY T LAW. °Moe over the Store of fif
Lhe Ltrickillock.Kontroac Pa. 1n0169
' 4 UNK , AT Lox. Office over .. B. Deintro
43 4tr,m, l'n. I June V, ''. 5 . -11 ) • •
d 4. IL MeUOLLUM,
1 7aNkr, er Lao , Oflii 7 C over rho Bank, klOnt.rose
liontrurc, May 113, 1521. tf
...TiuNT Eta: AMI EL' Y,
141 1 . eddrose,Brtooklin,
County Business Direcotry.
Two lines h 2 this Directory, one year, *1.50; each ad
dttional line, 50 cents.
WM. HAUGHWOUT, Slater, Wholesale and hetet
dealer in all kinds of elate roc9ng, slate paint, etc.
Roots repaired with elate paint to order. Ale elate
paint for sale by the gallon orharrel. Montroft.. Pa.
BILLINGS STROUD. Genera Fire and Life t nsu"
once Agents ; slam tell Hallman and AccidentTlekt
to New York and Philadelphia °thee one dooreast
BOYD CORWIN, Dealers In Stoves, Hardware
and Manufacturers of Tin and Shectiron ware,cornei
of Main and Turnpike street.
A. N. BULLAKIJ Dealer im Groceries, Provision.
Books, Stallone and Yankee Notions, at head of
WM. H. COOPER A CO.. Bankers, sell Foreign Pas
sage Tickets and Drafts on England, Ireland and Scot,
WM. L. COI, Harness maker and dealer in all article
usually kept by the trade, opposite the Bank. •
JAMES E. CARMALT, Attorney at Law. Other one
door below Tarbell House, Avenue. •
SAVINGS BANE, NEW MILFORD.—Fix per cent. in
tercet on all Deport'.. Does a general Banking Bur
mess. 011-If S. B. CHASE & CO.
H2OARRET SON. Dealers in Flour, Feed. Men
Salt, Lime, Cement. Groceries and Prov'etcne n
Main Street, opposite the Depot.
N. F. KIMBER, Carnage Maker and Undertaker on
Main Street, two door. below Hawley's Store.
H. P. DORAN, Merchant Tailor and dealer In Read)
Made Clothing, Dry Goods.procerie. and Provisions
WE 11. COOPER &
wrow'r - ztosm, PA
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS DONE.
COLLECTIONS MADE ON ALL
POINTS AND PROMPTLY ACCOCN
TED FOR AS HERETOFORE.
DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE FOR
UNITED STATES & OTHER BONDS
BOUGHT AND SOLI)
COUPONS AND CITY AND COUNTY
BANK CHECKS CASHED AS USUAL.
OCEAN STEAMER PASSAGE TICK
ETS TO AND FROM EUROPE.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON SPECIAL
AS PER AGREEMENT WHEN THE
DEPOSIT IS MADE.
In the future, as in the past, i‘-e shall endvav
or to transact all money business to the sutis
faction of our patrons and corretipondcnta.
WTI. U,. COOPER 86:: CO.,
Montrose, March 10, '75.--tf. Rankers.
Authorized Capital, - • $500,000 00
Present Capital, - - 100,000 00.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
WILLIAM J. MIR ELL, President.
D. D. SEA RLE, • I tce President
N. L. LENHEIM, - Cash ire
WM. J. TURRELL, 1). D. SEARLE,
G. B. ELT/RED, M. S. DESSAIIER,
ABEL TUE RE LL, G,. V. BENTLEY,
A. J. GERRITSON, Montrose, Pa.
E. A. CLARK, Binghamton. N. Y.
E. A. PRATT, New• 3lilfurd, Pa.
M. B. WRIGHT, Susquehanna Depot, Pa.
L. S. LENHEIM, Great Bend, Pa.
DRAFTS SOLI) ON EUROPE
COLLECTIONS MADE ON kLL POINTS.
SPEWL DIiP4)SITS SOLICITED
Montrose, March 3, 1875.—tf
SCRANTON SAYINGS BM,
120 Wyoming Avenue,
RECEIVES MONEY ON DEPOSII
FROM pOMPANIES AND IN DIVID
UALS,AND RE "'URNS THE SAME
ON DEMAND WITHOUT PREVI
OUS NOTICE, ALLOWING INTER
EST AT SIX PER CENT. PER AN
NUM, PAYABLE HALF YEARLY,
ON THE FIRST DAYS OF JANU
ARY AND JULY. A SAFE AND RE
LIABLE PLACE OF DEPOSIT FOR
LABORING MEN, MlNkftS, ME
CHANICS, AND MACHINISTS, AND
FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN- AS
WELL. MONEY DEPOSITED ON
OR. BEFORE THE TENTH WILL
DRAW INTEREST FROM THE
FIRST DAY , OF THE MONTH. THIS
IS IN ALL RESPECTS A HOME IN
STITUTION, AND ONE WHICH IS
NOW RECEIVING - THE SAVED
EARNINGS OF THOUSANDS UPON
THOUSANDS OF SCRANTON MIN.
ERS AND MECHANICS.
.1 EEO= Dzwirr
DIRECTORS ; JAMES BLAIR,
SANFORD GRANT, GEORGE FISH
ER, JAS. S. SLOCUM, J. IL SUTPHIN,
C. P., MATTHEWS, DANIEL HOW
ELL, A. E. HUNT, T. F. HUNT
JA MPS BLAIR, PRESIDENT; 0. C.
OPEN DAILY FROM NINE A. M.
UNTIL FOUR P. M., AND ON WED.
NESDAY AND SATURDAY 'EVE.
NINGS UNTIL EIGHT O'CLOCh.
Feb. 12. 1874.
Binghamton Marble Works !
All kinds of Mouumenta, ll•adatonse, and Marble
'Mantled, made to order. ' Alio, Scotch Granites on
hand. . J. PICKERING & CO.,
P 26 Court Rtreet.
IL W. XL! ZIII.Jit7,
IL r. ZIOWIT.
V EECKHOW it BROTHER,
DEALERS IN . ALL KINDS OF COP'-
FINS, CASKETS, ETC.,
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
matra—tt ; nECEIIO I, /21110
et .43 X-a Mt .
MONTROSE, SUSQ'A COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1875.
ONLY A BEGGAR.
Only a beggar, rating alone
In silence and rags by the moss covered
The sun in Its splendor
(five glances half-tender,
To him poor unknown.
"Only a vagrant," hut whisper the word,
For all men can feel when soul chords are
Only a beggar wrecked on the chore,
Of beautiful hopes that come nevermors.
Away in the vanished,
Axe oryaiu.s that are banished
As visions of yore.
Only a Ileum ; ho turned to'ard the hill
Where slumber the dead in the churchyard
Only a beggar ; but ah ! see him now,
With loose folded hands, and uncovered
lie kneels, as if praying ;
Oh, God 1 he is saying,
Some love words--a vow.
It must be her who sleeps 'neath the tomb,
That smiles in its wealth of May's purest
Only a beggar ; I will list to his prayer,
The words that he speaks fall soft on the air,
I hear him say FlOWly :
"Oh vision all holy,
Come near—it is there,
Oh ! Mary, my wife, the years have been
Since I heard your sweet voice In lullaby
`•l'm only a beggar, deserted by friends,
I wonder sometimes if' life ever ends,
Ob ! darling In heaven ;
To you it was given,
To make all amends.
I'tu►only a beggar, end you are at rest,
With the child we loved on your peaceful
Only a beggar ; but stay your rude Mot—
ile tails on that grave 'mong blossoms so
I see he is dying—
Hush ! he is crying,
To her who will greet,
Only a begg,al ! dead and alone''
In Heaven perhaps he was not unknown.
CAPTURED BY TELEGRAPH.
During the winter of '69, I was em
ploved as light operator in the railroad
ffice at D--, lowa. The principal
rkqtd twiween Chicago and Omaha runs
through D—, and the great irregular
night trains, and constant danger of col
lission resulting therefrom, rendered the
position of night operator by no means
an easy one. It may be well to mention
here, as necessary to the following story
that besides the railroad office, there was
also at D— a business office of the
Union Company. This was always spo
ken of as the "down-town office."
One stormy night, not far from eleven
o'clock,l eat at my desk—and for a wonder
idle. The wire had not called for some
time, and I was leaning back in my chair
listening to the wind outside and reflect
upon the loneliness of my situation.
The eastern train had crossed the ricer
more than an hour ago ; all the depot
officials had gone off home, and so far as
I knew I was entirely alone in the vast
Finally, tired of thinking, I picked up
the evening paper and glanced listlessly
over its columns. Among other things
I read the detailvd - account of a I'. arlul
tragedy that had occurred fifty miles up
the river on the previous night. Three
raftsmen, well known as desperate char—
acters in that vicinity, had entered the
cottage of one Matthews, a farmer living
in an isoleted spot—had butchered the
farmer and his children, terribly maltreat
ed his wife, and then departed as they
came, having taken with them whatever
plunder was handy. Whatinterested me
most was a full description, for purposes
of identification, of the chief of the vil—
lainous trio, Tom Lynch. Here it is :
$5OO will be paid for information lead
ing to the capture, dead or alive, of Tom
Lynch, the ring leader of the Mathews
tragedy. Lynch is a remarhiably large
man, six feet four inches in height, very
heavy, and broad across the shoulders.—
Eyes greenish grey, with deep scar over
the right one. Hair, wiry black, and
beard of some color. When first seen he
was dressed in black Kossuth hat, faded
army overcoat, pantk of grey Jean, and
heavy boots. The above reward will be
paid for any one furnishing positive in—
formation of his whereabouts.
[Signed] Sheriff of—County.
At the very' uitant I finished reading
the advertisement,there occured the most
remarkable coincidence that had ever
come under my observation. I heard "a
heavy tread on the stair, and then the
door opened and there entered Tom
Lynch ! The moment I set my eyes up
on him I recognized him as perfectly as
though I had known him all his life.—
The army overcoat and grey pants tucked
into the heavy boots, the massive frame
and shoulders, the slouch drat pulled
down over his right eye to conceal—l
was sure—the scar, above all a desperate,
hunted look iu his foreboding counte
nance—all were not to be mistaken. I
was as certain of his •identity as though
he had stepped forward, galled off his
hat to show the scar, and told, me his
To say that I was not alarmed at this
sudden and unwelcome intrusion would
be untrue. lam not a brave man; and
my present situation, alone in the depot
with a hunted murderer,was by no means
reassuring. My beartleat violently, but
from mere force iifliabit. I arose aid
asked him, to be seated. - While he turn
rd to cconr.iy T B ueeped e d , queiing
my agitation to.soine He drew a
chair noisily forward, and sitting down
threw open his coat, dis Playing by so
doing a heavy navy revolver stuck in his
belt. Then be freed, his mouth :of a
quantity of tabadcii juice d and spoke
"Young feller," he said. motioning
with his head towardifttre battery, "That
thiug tridcbeen is !bat yer call tellygram
I oepocse ?" - • - • :
hWell."-I _answered with ti - faint'snik
intended to he conciliatory, "that's what
we sen'i telegrams by."
"Stand by the Right thortgiV the Heavens Sill:"
"Wal 1 want you to send a message to
I a friend o' mine out in Cohoe. I tell you
aforehand I hain't got no collateral.—
' But I kinder guess you'd better trust me,
young feller." Here he, laid his hand on
his belt signiiicantly. "I'll fetch it in
ter morrow et Its convinient:'
I I hastened to say that the charges
I could be paid just as well at the other
end by his friend.
"Umph ! Maguey little you'll get out
0' Jim, I recken. Bowsumtlever, pro
"What is the message, and to whom is
' it to go ?"
"I want you to tell Jim Fellers, of Co
hoe, that the bull quit here las' night,
' and the sheep'il be close on his heels."
As he delivered this sentence he Wok
ed at me as if he expected me to be mys
tified. But I thought it best not to ap
pear so, and I said carelessly :
"I suppose you are a dealer in stock
and this is your partner ? Ah, sir, the
telegraph helps you fellows out of many
' a sharp bargain."
"Ya'as" he answered slowly, evidently
pleased with the way I took it. "Ya'as
that's 'urn. I'm sendin' down a' lot o'
stock. Bought it dog cheap over in Gen•
esee, yesterday. Party lot as ever you
I turned to my instrument.. What was
to be done ? Though ours was a railroad
office, we often sent business messages ;
find if I did as usual now I should prob
ably get rid of my unwelcome visitor
without further trouble. But in the
short conversation with him I bad some
what recovered from my first alarm, and
I now conceived the idea of attempting
the capture of Tom Lynch.
I was only a poor salaried operator,
trying to save enough to marry in the
spring. Five hundred dollars would do
me a great deal of good just now—to say
nothing of the eclat' of the thing. But
how was it to be accomplished ? Here
was I alone in the depot with a man big
enough to whip his weight of such little
men as I was, several times over. Any
attempt to secure him single handed was
not to be thought of. But could I not
exe.ise myself, and going out fasten him
? No ; well I knew from the die
t:ustful look in his face that any propo
sal of mine to leave the room would be
peremptorily objected to by him. What
Why, simply this, I would telegraph to
:he down town station. But alas That
very da} the connection between the two
offices had been cut for repairs. It was
seldom used at any time of course. But
what of that ? It was only a question of
a few seconds more time.
All these thoughts went through ray
mind with the rapidity of lightia^ as I
went to tne clattery. Lynch regararu mr
from the corner of his uncovered eye with
a tuspicion thil't made me shake in my
shoes. As I sat down he arose and came
to my side.
"Look a here, young feller," he hissed
in my ear, and his breath was sickening
with the fumes of liquor, "perhaps you
mean lair enough—l hope ye do, for yer
own sake. But I don't understan' noth
in"bout them tellygrams, and I jist want
to tell ye that yer'd better be squar'—for
by the Eternal God! of you go back on
me, I'll stretch you on this yer floor as
stiff as ever I did a man yit!" and I felt
the cold muzzle of his revoker on my
cheek. Perhaps my voice trembled a
little, bat I was still unmoved in my reso
!Mine, as I replied :
"Never fear, sir; I'll tell him all about
He mr.tiered something to himself, and
still remained standing over me.
You have heard perhaps how much
character and expression a telegraph op—
erator can put into his touch. Why,there
were dozer.s of different operators com
municating with our office, and I could
tell at the instant, without even making
a mistake, who it was signalling. You
could tell If a man was nervous from his
telegraphing just as well as you could
from his hand writing. The call that I
sent hurrying across the State to Council
Bluffs, must have rung upon the ears of
the operator like a shriek.
"C. B. Are yon there ?" was what I
asked, and almost instantly came back a
reply in the affirmative. Then with
trembling hand I rattled off my message:
"For the love of God, telegraph to our
down town office at once. Tell them
that Tom Lynch is within two feet of
me, and they must send help.
A short "pause as though my message
occasioned surprise, and then came. the
response : "all right I" which assured
me that I need not repeat.
"Ws!. are you going to send my mes•
sage ?" growled the deep voice of Lynch.
"I have sent it, sir."
"What I Does all that ticken mean
what I told you ?"
"Yes, and if you will wait fifteen or
twenty minutes, you'll get an answer."
"Aral, I divine as I want an answer,
Jim, he'll understan' it's all right."
"But I'll tell you soon whether he's
there or not. Sit down.
So Lynch reluctantly took his scat.
looking around at the doors and windows
once in a while in an uneasy way. I was
determined to take him now at my cost;
and I verily believe I should have plant
ed myself in his path had he insisted on
- "Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick I" the battery
called out, and I listened to the message.
"Keep cool. Gould has gone for the po
lice:' Strange it was, wasn't it ? That
should sit there and talk through two
hundred and fifty miles of space with a
man not half a mile off from me.
"What does that signerfy ?" inquired
my companion as the ticking ceased ;
and I replied that the clerk at Colme,had
plat written off the 'message and sent it
out. He seemed satisfied and settled
back in his chair, where -he sat in sullen
silence, his jaws going up and down as
he chewed his weed.
O. ho r w - slow the . minutes crept along.
Tile 'suspense was terrible. I eat and
wateGd. the minute hand of the clock,
and live - minutes - sem:led as many months.
M companion Seemed nervous tom lie
moved uneasily in his chair. • - .
"Ain't it about time - ye heard from
dint'?" he asked. • •
"We 'shalt get word from him ida few
rinsvered, and fell to
watching the clock 'again, Five Minutes
more paned. Lynch got up and began
paein„ 6 ..to and fro across the NOM. - •
"I don't-believe I'll wait any . .more.::—
I'ye . got to a .maa down - at-the. Penn-
!sylvania House, and he'll be abed of I
don't get thur pretty soon."
"Hold on a moment, and I'll see what
they're no to,' I cried hastily, and I
I touched the key again. "Make baste,"
was my message, "I shall loose him if you
don't. Not a moment to spare." straight
way came the reply, short but encourag—
ing "A squad of police started to the
depot five minutes age." Thank Heaven !
They ought to be here now. I looked at
Lynch and thought of the five hundred
"Wal, what's the word ?" he growled
"Your friend is coining," I answered
For want of a better reply.
! Cumin' Whar ?"
"Coming to the office of Cohoe. He
probably has an answer for you."
"Au answer for me ? Jim Fellers ?
What should he answer for ?" Lynch
stood in stupid thought for a moment
and then he looked at me with a dan—
gerous light in his eye.
"Look a here, young feller," he cried,
"ICS me private opinion you're lyin' to
me. And if ye are—" here he uttered a
horrible oath—"l'll cut yer skulkin heart
nut. I don't know anything 'bout thet
ther masheen, but I swar Jim 'Fellers
nothiu' to answer. More like
ly he'd git up and scatter when he heerd
He stood glaring at me when he utter
ed these words, his hand on his revolver.
I cannot account for it. As I before re
marked, I am a timid man by nature.—
Bur this action made me bolder. Every
thing depeneded upon keeping him a few
seconds longer. It must be done at my
cost. I tried a new plan.
"What do you mean sir ?" I shouted
rising : by coming into this office and talk
ing in that style ?, Do you think I'll en
dure it ? Leave this room at once, sir,or
I'll—" and I advanced threateningly to
ward him. My unexpected attitude
seemed to amuse him more than any
thing else, but it silenced his suspicions.
Ile put his hands in- his pockets and de•
livered a loud laugh in my face. "Wal,
wal, my, bantum, ye needn't git so can
takerous. Who'd thought such alittle
breeches as you had such spunk ? Haw!
haw'. haw ! Why I could chaw you up
'thout makin' two bites of ye."
"Well. sir," I said, still apparently Ul2l
- "either sit down and hold your
tongue, or else leave the office." And he
good naturedly complied.
Once more we were sitting listening to
the clicking of the clock as the minutes
dragged their slow length along. Would
help ever come ? Three minutes more.
Great Heavens ! The suspense wax be—
coming intolerable. I must go to the
stair and listen if I die for it. I arose
e , step towaro me door, but a
voice stopped me.
"1101 d dbon ted Lynch, standing up
righ t,all his suspicions aroused once more.
"Ter can't go out of thet door afore me.
Come back here !"
-Come back here, or by the Eternal—"
and the pistol muzzle looked me in the
face. He stood now half turned from the
.1..0r and I was facing it. Slowly. without
a parcticle of noise, I saw the knob turn
and u face under a blue cap peep in,—
Thank God! help bad. come! I felt a
joy uncontrollable come over me. I must
keep the murderer's attention an instant
longer, till some ous could spring upon
him from behind. I walked straight up
to him, but his quick ear bad caught a
movement behind. As he turned with
an oath I sprang upon him, and bore
down his arm just as the revolver went
of, the ball burying itself harmlessly in
the floor. Before he could free himself
froni my grasp, half a dozen officers were
upon hint and be was quickly secured.
The next morning the papers were
filled with glowing accounts of the cap
ture of the murderer, and praises of my
conduct. The principal busibeLs men
of the town made up a parse of five hun
dred dollars and presented it to me; and
this with the reward that was paid me
the following week, enabled me to get
married at. Christmas. But I shudder at
the remembrance of that half hour, I
spent alone with Tom Lynch; and I
don't think one.thousand dollars would
tempt me to go through it again.
NOT .A. 1,1, BAD.
A SKIPPER'S YARN
I've been a good deal about the world
in my time (said Capt. W.. stroking his
gray beard with his big brown hand,)
and I've seen a lot of rough customers ;
but its my opinion that the very worst
of them all haye got some good in them,
if you'll only take the trouble to look for
it ; and that,let a fellow be ever so black,
he's net all bad. You don't agree with
me Well, I'll just tell you a story.
It is about eight or nine months ago
now—afore ever this Suez. Canal, as we
come through yesterday, was made—that
I was first mate of a steamer from Suez
to Djeddah (the port of Mecca, you
• know) carrying Government stores and
fighting tackle for the !'arks; for, of
course; there was a row going on among
the Arabs of Hedjs, as it. seems to me
there always is. I had a precious rough
crew" on board that voyage—all 'odds and
ends, like an Irish stew—Greeks, Maltese,
Dalmatians, niggers, and what not.
Most of these men of mine were too
thick. headed to be •up to much mischief,
and I managed to get them along pretty
well on the whole. Preaching at them
wasn't much good, but when I talked to
them with a handspike or a bit of a two—
inch rope, they understood that well
ehough. But the worst of the whole lot
was a Dalmatian, came of .Spiro.
give him. hie due,he was kfiust•chop sail
.ur, like most or his sort; for Dalmatia's
a kink of nursery of seatuen for Austria,
just like Finland for Russia. Bu►, that
was all the gond there was to be said for
hint, for a more vicious, blood-thirsty
dog never lived. 'ln the parts where he
came from, - they take to bk,od'as natur—
ally as a sailor does to grog ;• and he was
jtist like all the rest of them—never hap
py unless he was in a- row with some ;
Now, I may say without bragging, that
I've a pretty sharp eye for the curer a
.man's he's going to
sail with mil; and this fellow Spiro hadn't
been 'Audit] two 'lays afore I'd picked
him out as an ugly customer. He was
pretty smart In picking me out too as a
chap what. wouldn't stand no nonesense
and so it warn't long afore, we got to'eye—
olr• 4 -
ing each other, him and me, like two
strange dogs making up fora fight, 'Bout
a week after we had sailed on onr first
as we was a lyin' in lljeddah harbor, this
chap i3piro was rayther slow over some.
thin' I'd told ham to do, and I began hol
lerin' at him ; when what does he do but
turn round and cheek me like anything,
right to nay very face. I don't take tc
cheek very kindly, that's a tact; and be
sides, I was reg'lar mad at having all the
work shoved on to me th is way ; so I
just up with my fist and let him have it
between his eyes, knocking him right to
Collier side of the deck. It was more'n
minute afore he knew where he was; but
when he cum to he just gave me a wicked
look out of the corner of his eye, and
hobbled down below. The minute ho
was gone, up come my chum, Bill Bar—
low, the engineer (who had seed the
whole thing,) and says to me :
"Tom," says he, "now you've done that
you'd better just shoot that there feller
right off; if you don't your life ain't
"Well, Bill," says I, "I'm pretty much
of that way of thinking myself; but still
I don't like killin' a feller in cold blood,
Somehow. Let's wait till he does summit
and then we'll let him know."
But Bills words stuck in my head, and
they stuck in it a trifle more two night
after, when, just as we were gettin' out of
the harbor, down comes a block from the
fore-rigging within an inch of my head
and pretty nigh knocked my braille out
There was more'n a doz3n of 'em up
aloft at the timemaking sail, so of course
it might have been an .accident; but
when I seed Master Sipro a comin' down
along with the rest I 'had my own
thoughts about who sent me that 'era
"Well, the second day after that, just
as we was about half way to Suez,Spiro
was on the tairrail coilin' down a rope,
when the ship gave a lurch, and his toot
slipped, and overboard he went. If it
had been only that, it wouldn't have
mattered a pin to him, for not a man on
board could hold a candle to him at
swimming; but, d'yd see, he fell some
how fiat-ways, and cum sitch a lick upon
the water that it reglar stunnei him,
and he lay out on the water as limp as a
wet rag. Well, I happened to be the near
est, so I sang out, "Stop herel" and jum
ped after him,' and collared him just as
he was a sinkin' the second time. But
what with his weight, and the rough sea,
I had to do all I knew to keep afloat ; and
by the time they picked us up I'd swal
lowed more salt water than all the grog
on board could have put away the taste
"Well, Spiro was put into his hammock
and kept warm, but it was next morning
ann. 6 rigla -ogoick. Tho Brae
thine he asked was, who saved him. And
when they told him it was me he just
stared at me without saying nothing, and
then flew up the ladder like a wild cat,
came rushing up to where I was stand
ing, and threw himself down on his
knees, and took my hand and kissed it,
and cried like a child.
I cum precious near pipin' my eyes
too, I can tell ye, to see so much natteral
gratitude in u great hulkin' cut throat
like him. But the nest moment he got
up and stood afo:e me, as grand and tall
as a king and looked me straight in the
face, and sups;
"Captaino," he slways called me so
Captaino, you know all. You remember
dat block fall at your head the other
night ? I trowed it, and when it no kill
you, I tink kill you wid dis knife. See.
you take de knife, drive it into my heart
—so !" he gave me the knife, and strip—
ped open his shirt) you hab revenge,
and all done !"
Talk of a play, the way the feller said
that, and the way he stood waiting for
the blow, never moving a muscle, beat all
the plays that ever was. I said nothing
for a moment—l couldn't have spoke to
save my life—and then I flung the knife
down on the deck and says to him :
"I won't touch a hair of your head :
my brave fell: w—only you be a good boy
and don't let's have any more nonsense.'
He gave my hand u grip that made it
ache for a whole day after, and away he
went ; and thure, us I thought, uas an
end of that. But It warn't an end to it
"Tout a week after, we were lying at
Suez, taking in cargo, and had pretty
nigh got it all aboard, when one after—
noon I took a thought (the weather bein'
murdering hot) that I might as well have
a bathe : and so I did—as jolly a one as
I ever had yet. I was just thinking,
after paddling about for a quarter of an
hour or so, that it was about time to be
coming out—when all 'at once twist me
and the ship,np rose a great, black,point
ed thing. that I knowed directly for the
back fin of a shark.
I warn't 'zactly frightened—there ain't
time for that in Bitch scrapes ; all the
fright comes atter it's over—l just felt
my breath go for a minnte,as if somebody
had hit me in the wind ; and then I
found myself wondering how the shark
would ketch hold of me—leng.hways or
sideways, or with my head right into his
mouth. I saw him lurch around in the
water, ready for a rush, with all his big
teeth grinning - and then suddenly there
was a splash and a bubbling, and up rose
up the shark almost upright'n the water,
wriggling like a speared eel, and ; the clear
water round him Mimed all dark with
blood ; and then something gripped inc
by the shoulder, and I heard Spiro'a voice
-saying quite coolly, "All rignt, captain%
no hurt yea- now I" The tellcw had ac—
tually dived under„the Oark, and cut a
gasih , in him as big as the Mouth of a
letter-box—with the very same knife as
he'd been a-going to kill me with. • .
The shark wasn't dead; but he was too
bard hit to go far ; and after they'd pick
ed us up, , they settled• - him and 'hauled
him aboard ; and I've gOt a bit of -his
-backbone how, made into a walking
stick. And after that Spiro and me were
the greatest chums-going. •
Smile old men, by continually praising
the time pf their youth,. would almost
persuade'us that..Aheni uo•fools in
those days; but, unluokily,.they are left
themselves for eiamiiles.
The following legend is inscribed on
the front of a butcher shop in an inland
town in Pennsylvania "Kash Ea.de for
little knives not mourn two daze old."
Music by hand--a street organ.
TER US .-,Two- Dollars Per Year in. Advance:
WATCHING FOR FATHER.
There's a little face at the window,
Ain! two dimpled hands on the pane ;
And somebody's eyes aro fixed upon
The gate at the end - of the lane.
The - hills have caught the shadow
Which heralds the corning night,
And the lane, with its flowery fringe grows
To the watcher's anxious sight.
Where, bail way down.
Like a glittering crown,
A &a-fly band have clustered
Round an aster's leaf—
A royal chief—
A driven heard are mustered
With busy mind,
But a step that is light and free,
And a sunburnt face
On which the trace
Of a bard day's work you see.
Comes the flamer hOme from toil,
Driving the cows before him ;
And the child-eyes, Strained at the window
• Were the first in the house to see him.
Ah ! would, when the day is done
And I leave my cares behind me,
1 could have such a pair of winsome eyes
Searching the night to find me !
A YOUNG GIRL
! gentle grace of early years,
And guilelessness of maidenhood ;
What timid charm thy beauty wears,
Ere yet the rose has tinged the bud
Ere yet the warmth within the heart
Is kindled into light and flame,
Since Love and Love's impassioned art
Are still unknown in all but name.
The dimpled cheek unstained by tears ;
The furtive glance, the downcast eye,
Uncertain If it hopes or fears,
It knows not what, half pert,,half shy
The wayward smile which curves the lip,
As yet not ripe for lover's kiss ;
The myriad fairy thoughts which slip
Through maiden dreams of future bliss ;
The thousand lurking loves which lie
Asleep beneath each silken tress,
Who, when they wake, shall instant fly,
And wound in very wantonness,:
The charms which rest as yet concealed
Behind the veil of maidenhood ;
The fancies which, but half revealed,
Give color to the pensive mood ;
When time is full and years are ripe,
And nature's wonder-work is done,
Shall yield a woman, archetype,
Who must b.! wooed, bin would be won
A RAILROAD KING
A FEW ECCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF COMMODORE
From a lengthy article on Commodore Van
derbilt. in the New York Nun we glean the fol
Vanderbilt is now eighty-one years old, yet
he looks so fresh that a good many men of six
ty might well envy him. His powerful frame
has not suffered either from hard work or the
excitement of financial speculations.
The Commodore's father, a well-to-do land
owner of Staten Island, rented his estate in
small lots to market gardeners, and ran a . sail
boat in which he carried the gardeners' prodnee
to New York ut a good round tat iff, thus mak
ing his land pay double tribute. He was very
anxious that his son should acquire a good edu
cation and strove to errit, the he?.o \ Inlaid....
in that direction ; but "Cotncle" did not take
kindly to books. He was a healthy and pow
erful young animal, exhibiting a greater taste
for robbing melon patches and punching the
heads of the companions who dared Jo -oppose
him.than for parsing.
Before he was ful:y sixteen ears of age he
begged his lather to purchas a boat for him
that ho be might earn his own living, and be
gan to thin in competition with that of his gov
ernor. So well did he manage the. business
that within two years he becanie sole owner of
two more boats and part owner andtaptain of
a third, which was the biggest vessel of Iho
kind in the harbor.
This precocious success of the'selfmade ship
owner was determined not more by his natural
abilities and hard work than by the most rigid
parsimony. The lad was neverknown to spend
upon himself a cent more than was strictly
neem,try to keep body and soul together. In
terest-bearing investment was the only use ho
knew for money.
At the early age of nineteen Le married his
cousin, Miss Sophie J. Johnson, of Port Rich
mond, and settled down lb New York. Sho
kept for him subsequently a hotel at Now
Bmnswiek, N. J., bore him thirteen children,
and to the day of her death, in 1808, be placed
implicit confidence in her.
At the ago of. twenty-three Vanderbilt found
himself master of,a small fleet of sailing yeti,
eels, and the possessor of $lO,OOO in hard cash.
The invention of Robert Fulton was just then
coming into practical use, and the State of New
York bad given to him and Lis (tient], Chancel
lor Llvingstoit,a monopoly of steam navigation
on the waters - within its beandary.
. Vanderbilt, who was always strongly oppos
ed to all monopolies, saw at once the immense
advantages of steam navigation, and chafed at
the restriction. Ho made himself thoroughly
acquainted with the derails of the now. inven
tion. 'and while pursuing Ins inquiries in this
direction, made the acquaintitnce of Mr. Gib
bons, who was running_ 'a lino of watts be
tween New , York and Philadelphia. : This new
friend soon had built ft diminutive steamboat
for his lino, hetween this city:and New Brans
wick, and made Vanderbilt captain.of, it, with
a salary of $l,OOO per year. Livingston it Ful
ton appealed against Gibbons as one who had
.on their monopoly, but, after a long
litigation Chief Justice Marshall of the United
States. Supremo Court 'decided that no StatO
could grant exclusive privileges on any of the
great waters of the country, and - the field was
thrown open to all comers. - -
It was about this time that the foundation of
the colossal fortune of-Vanderbilt began tai be
laid. =ln 1829 lie 'was able to lestici the service',
of Gibbons and `to' become himself one ,of tho
lhrgest ship builders and shipowners lie hail
lines ot steamboats on 'the North RlfOr, on
Long Island Sound, on the coast of Maine, on
the Delaware, and begin hi build steamships
for transatlantic voyages, of which the Prime
thena rind the Vanderbilt were the large:ll'SM
the best known. ,
In 184 S, when the California rush began,Van.j ,
derbilt had a large amount of available money`
and a number of vessels, which enabled him to
open a new-mute of his own, in opposition to
the United States Mail Steamship Company
acd the Pacific Mail Steamship Company,
which was then in Its infancy. -
This California route induced . Vanderbilt to
take part in a filibustering expedition is Nica
ragua, and his plain Dutch corattion sums Ile
cured him a complete victory in the overthrow
of the adventurer who assumed the presidency
of Nicaragua and his flight from the country.—
And among all these occupations Vanderbilt
found time to build the ate; yacht "North
Star," and to undertake wi her 'a cruise to
Europe. .zrrt .
It was about 1864 that ho finally abandoned
the domain of Neptune, and his. accumulated
fortune at that time was estimated at forty mil
lion dollars. it must not be Supposed, howev
er, that be took to railways only when he left
the shipping trade. On tho contrary, he with
drew his capital from maritime operations, step
by step, long before he retired himself from
By means ot lending money to the president
of the New York and New Haven railroad he
hecame‘art owner of that road as early as 1844
In the next year he began to buy up the stock
of the Harlem road, of which he and his fami
ly subsequently became almost the sole owners
by means of a corner, which ho successfully
manipulated — twenty years later, on which oc-
casino he squeezed out of Wall street all of the
stock which was to be got, and something like
$5,000,000 profits besides.
The Erie• road, under the management of
Drew and Gould, also largely contributed to
Vanderbiles fortune, after a long litigatlon,dur
ing which his two opponents had to intrencli
themselves against the laws of the State of
New York, at Taylor's Hotel, in Jersey City.
Later on came the acquisition of the Hudson
River and the New York Central railroads, and
the consolidation of these two great companies
and ultimately the great "bear" mid on Lake
Shore, which resulted in his finding himself the
possessor ot some seventy thousand shares of
that stock, and ot something like $10,000,000
The total amount of Vanderbilt's fortune at
he present time can hardly be estimated, but it
s said to exceed $100,09_,000.
MARRIAGE AND LONGEVITY
The London Iledicol Record says : "In his
recently published 'Study of Sociology,' Mr.
Herbert Spencer assails a theory that has long
been current with regard to marriage and lon
That married life is favorable to longevity
has generally beeia regarded as satisfactonly
proved by numerous statistics, showing, almost
without exception, a greater longevity on the
part of the merited.
When the ratio of deaths in the two classes
stands at ten to four, and even twenty to four,
there would appear to be little room for doubt,
But to thin astute social scientist the evidence,
strong as it seems, furnishes no warrant for the
current belief. He regards the case as a substi
tution of cause for effect ; in other words,great
er longevity is not the conseqligice of marriages
on the contrary, marriages are clearly traceable ;)
to influences favoring . longevity.
The principles of natural selection work so
strongly in deciding between the Benedieks and
the bachelors, that the long livers are drawn to
the formerand short livers to the later.
Marriage, Mr. Spencer holds, is regulated by
the ability to meet its rrfonsibillties. .The
qualities which give the 9vp l ntage hero are in
tellectual and bodily viOr,lprudence, and self
control ; these, too, are the qualities which de
termine a prolonged life tiy a premature death.
An even more direct . rel Lion is to be found in
the instincts which lead ost strongly to mar
The reproductive i s • cts and emotions are
~..oug in proportion as - the sartimsmarenergy ---
is great, and this in -turn implies an organiza
tion likely to last ; so that., in fact, the superi
ority of physique, Which is accompanied by
strength of the instincts and emotions causinz
marriage, is a superiority of physquc also con
ductive to lonzevity.
Another influence tells the same direction.—
Marriage is determined by the preference of
women as well as the desires of men, anti other
things being equal, women are attracted to
wards men of physical and intellectual power
refusing the malformed, d .o"sed and ill-devel
In the operation of these three eletdents, Mr.
Spencer finds all that is needed tp account for
the striking difference of longevity between
the classes, and declares that the figures given
afford no proof that marriage and longevity
are eansb and consequence ; but they simply
verify The 'inference which,might be drawn a
priori—that marriage and, longevity are con
comitant results of the saniecause."
THE LAMB OF CROWDS.
We have, says the Sprin&fleld Republiean,bad
experience enough to date to deduce jot a few
of the laws that govern human beings under.
'panics, and we want to formulize some of than
toe people to think of.
1. It de.esn't take cfblg crowd to choke a
narrow pariage. A. hundred people will do it
as well ns a thousand.
• 2. When people ore piled on masse in a pas
sage and the building is afire, there will be
more corpies taken out than living beings.—
Human beings die quick under those circum
3. It doesn't take a big. crowd to -block a
door that,..opens Inward so snugly that there is
no morn passage than, there is through a brick
wall. The strength of frenzied mon and wo•
mon aiails nothingagainst n door.
4. It is the exits whidh 4ru In constant usd
by the whole bed). of the pithlte which aro °f
use at such times. No others - aro of prac.ticaly
much consequence. Back yassages and private
entrances might as well not be. The frantic do .
not know of them and cannot beiaught them
in this world. • - , •
• 5. The barrenest and safest
. places may be
converted Into tinder boxes by very trivial cif. •
entostances. Church‘n which are sate enough
commonly. may be decorated murderously: •
6, "Presence of mind" may as well be coun
ted out as n saving element. We can Mako ov'
er our churches, 110* can't niako over moa and
women ; it is pretty evident by this time that
we - cah't limbo men 'and Women to'.flt thoi
Chnrclles and be sure of their surviving itio pro•
•. . • .
Vulgarity means 'the exhibition Of those pc- -
culiarities of speech and .rtanner Ofibud
refinement: It makes a naked display Ant cogs°.
and. uneducated Inman impalson; taty t 4'
lies, in the 'absence a consulertition .010
teellngi be Obeli, in antrnyc 'xabatind 4dittMer•
tlon, and la a sottish want of Control
nodal propensities: - 0-;
c . 's '•: