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CAN .THEBE BE HABNI
The waters kiss the pebbly shor-
The winds all kiss the,hills;
The sunbeams kiss the tulip bud'
For the odor it distill
The deW-draps kiss theirose at morn,
The cereus dew at.
And fern and flower in circling clasp
Their myStic beautiesiweave.
The moon-beams kiss the cloud at night,
The starbeams kiss'the sea, !I
While shadows, dreamy, soft and light,
Are kissing on lite
The zephyr's kiss the blushing link
That blOoms on beauty'S lip;
And ruder blasts through cold and chill,
its ruby nectars sip.!
The 'winds, the waves,: the budding, flowers,
The laughing merry rills,
Are kissing all from morn to eve;
And clouds still kiss the hills'
E'en Heaven and earth do meet Ltd kiss,
Through tears ot sparkling delw ;
In kissing then, can there be halm?
don't think so4-do you?
FARMER. r.l4.p"s GR*INID:§9Ic.
"Well, Aunt - Pother, what did he say ?"
"Yes, do tell tis what he did say I",
Cousin Alice take eagerly echoed my
, words as our aunt came into, the sitting'
Iroom where we were lounging away the
pleasant summer afternoon.
1 f see her now though half a score of
Iyears has 'the ,rave hidden that face from
!the eye that loved it, as slid came thro'
1 the door With her soft, low step, with her
lilac 'colored shasil, and leg.horn bonnet
trimmed with white satin ribbon. Aunt
Esther Lee was our father's only sister,
land she had heeit a childless widow 'for
1 many years, the 'utter part of which she
bad passed at our; home.
Cousial . A.lice Lake was passing the
t yacation 7 1th us. : There was not a year's
i 'difference l in our 'pges, and 'we had been
schoolmates from 1 early childhood, and I
believe stlters seldom love each other as
-we did. f
That afternoon Aunt Esther had start.
~.d out ona, visit to Farmer Pike's, the
1 rich old w dower, whose great yellow-brown
house stokl on the turnpike, half a mile
from our bhuse.l
.Pike was a strange, hard man.
1 Yon would have felt this with one glance'
lat his strew* rugg6d. features, his iron
I , _ , rey h'air; and his large, musctilar person
i that had hot bowed itself with the weight
1 of tht.'ee score year
He'lived with his housekeeper and his
!hired men, in the great yellow brown
huuse, an l l honest, industrious man, but
1 without single aflectiora, or social sym•
1 pathy in the world with e. life as cold,
'stark and bal'ren as a desert ever whose
Ibosom no shining spring iwraps.its neck
lace 'cif jewels; is Whose dry, dead heart
no sweet flower opens its lips to the sun
'shine: , 1 .
1 1 .
Yei Farther Pike'S life had its tragedy ;
so I believe all liv'e4 have, if we could
unlock OM hidden cabinets where they
are laid away from everyieye but God's.
4any years ago Farmer Pike had mar
ried la woman much yotinger that' him
self. . A l lWoman with one of those gentle.
I shrinking,lmim6a natures, that seemed
to,have fp 7 points of sympathy with his
coarse rugged character. j
;However, they got on well together,
0.0 it' is probable that the gentle wife
i svhltseever of tenderness there
was in thei coarsh soul of, her husband.
At last a son was born to them, and the
deiicate fupther fell into decline, and be
-fore the bey's life bad reached its third
year;the grabs !rad kin its green cover- .
ing over' l the mother's head. '
iurs. ;Pike and Aunt Esther were
schoolneetes, and had always been friends,
So the far Mer placed Joseph under her
care, ,and be continued to reside with her
untillmY mother's death which occurred
adveria yekrs later, when my aunt came
to cis arid the bey went home to his father.
JeSeph was a warm hearted, but terri•
blyiself-willed boy. I MS , aunt had more
influence over him.than any other person,
for she loved him almost as though he
were her own child. I believe, too,
Farmer Pike was very fond of his hand.
some, boy, bat he was a cold, undemon
strative man, and he and Joseph never
not ou well together ] ]. o
As , the boy grew older, his father de
termined upon making him a farmer, but
Joseph's active, energetic nature revolted
at this — life; he was bent upon going out
into. the world, and trying his fortune
there. I knhw the old yellow-brown
heti+ witnessed some terrible contests
between the father's will and the son's
determination: there were harsh threats
on one side, and sullen resistence on the
other, until worn out with these things,
Joseph made np his mind to "run away
and' go to seat' I
i 'i' He did thi4 with his usual rash impul
siveness, and; the Farmer Pike, in his
wrath, lifted tip his land and swore sol
emnly that Jilseph should not inherit a
dollar of his I property, that he would
never see or speak to him again to the
day, of hl5 de3fieb. And be kept his word
()Giza to filo i'litloiples of Dv Dehioch,ley, 140 Qissctriirmti
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1865.
He lived in the old yellow brown house,
a' lonely, childless ) old man, broadening
his acres every year, and broadening too,
buy his cold, selfish, unproductive life the
gulf between him and the kingdOm of
Heaven - . ,
' Ons day in the late spring, however,
an old man and a little, golden-haired
child stopped at our lil3use and asked for
Aunt Esther Lee. Then for the first
time in these years we heard from
Life had been with him no -"donee of
roses," but a long sharp struggle. - He
had married,young, and his cliildren'died
Young ' and his wife had been laid beside
them, leaving him unly the golden haired
boy that stood before us.
Joseph irle.rited the delicate constitu
tion of his mother, and his health failed
under all these trials. He bad wandered
from place to place in search of strength.
But he had failed rapidly, and at last
himself gave up all hope of recovery.
Then be wrote to my aunt, the mother
of his boyhood, as he called her,` - and be=
queathed to her tendern'ess his only
child, not four s years' old. And the old
man who brought him to us, was one
whotu Joseph .had once rescued from
drowning, and who remained with him
out of gratitude to the last hour of his
kunt Esther bowed her head above
those golden curls, and said, while the
tears dropped on the bright face that
was so like its ifather's---"I'll take the
"I haveLmade up my mind," said Aunt
Esther suddenly, one day just after din
ner, as she folded up here knitting, and
looked off a moment on the dusty road
that wound like a dingy red ribbon thro'
the pastures of Woodside.
"What have you. made up your mind
to do, Aunty !" asked Cousin Alice Lake
and 'I simultaneously, as we looked up
from the magazines we were reading.
"That I'll take Weston, Joseph's child,
and go straight over to Partner Pike's
this afternoon. He will be just about
over his dinner nap when we get there.
It's very well for him to talk as he does,
so long as he don't see the child, bt,t
come to that,,l believe 'twill be more
than ho can can well bear."
We believed it too, when We saw the
beautiful little creature waddling out of
the gate by aunty's side, although when
the neighbors had informed Farmer Pike
that JoFeph was dead and h.: bad be
queathed his only child to my aunt, be
sternly replied—" Let her keep Lim then.
As for me, I'll never have anything to
do with him."
It wap not to be wondered at that
Alice and I awaited our aunt's return
with eager curiosity, or that the inquiries
with which my story commences, greeted
her entrance. She did not reply!at once,
but took up a palm leaf fan that'lay on
the table, seated herself in the arm chair,
while her features worked painfully.
"I never had anything come across me
so," she exclaimed, more to herself than
to us. And then the tears rolled down
her cheeks. After awhile she grew
calmer and told her story to Cousin
Alice and me, sitting in her large rocking
chair, fanning herself with her favorite
palm leaf fan.
"You see Farmer Pike had just risen
from his afternoon nap, and was going
out the back door as I got around by the
meadow front of the house. I spied . him
and hurried round there as be got up to
"How d'ye do, Parlour Pike," I said,
in a free, ndighborly way, as I came up
to him, "can't you let this child have a
drink of water 7 he's bad a long walk, and
he's got pretty nigh tuckered out."
"The old man was completely taken
aback, I could see by the way he looked
at me, and I looked back at him ds cool
and innocent as a lamb Then he glanc
ed at Weston and I saw the muscles
about his tight mouth quiv& a little, but
he didn't say a word; he took - up the tin
cup that stood on the spout and filled it
from the bucket, and held lit . out to me,
but his great hand shook So the water
spilled over the top, but of i conrse I did
not notice that; I kepi on talking in the
most natural way imaginable about the
weather and the good crops we are likely
"Now, say thank you, grandpa," I said,
as I flunz , out the water after Weston had
I "Thank you, grandpa," came out in
the soft, small notes of the child, and I
k l new they went way down into the old
man's heart like a sharp cutting sword."
"Who is that ac child ?" he asked, in
, a gruff voice, as if he didn't dare trust it
to speak louder. -
"Well, now,. Farmer Piker says I,
"to hear you ask that question. If you
can't tell the color of theta eyes, you
must_ be struck stone blind, and did you
ever see a forehead that was just the
shape of that one, and a little round head
that never was still, but always kept
shaking and diddling around like a leaf
on a silver tree ) and if you don't know
,q ofiljohii - fg, gq
that, you can't orget that heapl of
curls, just the olor, of ripe rye when the
sun strikes on i . I never see curls like
them exceptin , on one head, and that's
under the gr s a long way from here
The old - man sat down on the stoop,
and I saw it waS because his great limbs
'shook so he couldn't stand.
I sat down too. " 'Tis rather warm,
farmer," I wen' on, "standing in the sun
to-day, though here's a good breeze from
the west; Spe king about Weston,tho',
I don't think hb has his fathers mouth,
for Joseph's had a way of shutting tight
and grim, justl . like your'n, farmer, es•
pecially when i l ls mind was made up on
any subject. ,
"But if you look, you will see the pat
tern of his month was cut after Mary's
even to the dimple in the left corner. I
declare, it takes me right back to the
time when May and I used to go to
school' through the
the pasture. What a
merry, loving creature she was. I always
used to think lepr laugh sounded a good
deal more eheely than the robins in the
bushe's, as we tient along.
"Don't, Esther, don't I" said Farmer
Pike, and he filit up his hand as though
it was more than he could bear, and his
face was as whie as marble. He hadn't
called me Esth e r, for more than twenty
years. ; .
"I saw now that it was time to strike,
and says I "ye I suppose it is trying to
your feelings, firmer, to talk about them
times, but it is domfortin,g, to think you've
got your wife agd son all made cut like
a picture there. !"Weston, you dear boy,"
II called out to "him, as he was hunting
butterflies on the grass, and he came
trottiOzup to u. , t, "now go and say, grand
pa, wori , t you Liss me ?"
Add the little fellow went and lifted
his sweet baby 'face to the old man, and
:isped out so pretty, won't you kiss me,
1 The old man' reached out . .,his arms in
Isuch a quick, 'hungry sort of way that I
1 was almost scaled, and then he groaned
"0 3lary, 0 Joseph !" in a way that
tnadel my heardstand still, and he hugged,
up the boy so tight i to his bosom that I
knewl that he would never let him go
from Ihim again. ,
At' this polo , in her story ;Aunt Esther
stopped and cried, and so did Cousin
Alie, and I thlought we laughed at each
otherl all the tdne.
"Well,aud whit happened next,Aunty?"
I asked, as soon as I could.
"I didn't sta,S, , another minute, child, I
couldn't. I slipped around the corner of
the house, and hurried home, but I heard
a deep sigh as softly opeced the gate,
and I knew t .at it came from a heart
that had not tyept for more !than forty
years. But it 'omforted me all the way
back to think that if Mary in Heaven
knows what. Ihave been doing to-day ,
she'll thank mg for it." :
"But shan't we have Weston with us
any more now ? How shall we et along
without him ?" ,I exclaimed s ddenly,
for all our heats had grown ti t e sweet
"Yes, we.sball bare him," answered
Aunt Esther, quietly untying her boonet.
"Farmer Pik: said more than twenty
years ago he ouldn't trust any woman
in the village but me to bring up his
child, and he -in't a going to think less
of me for this lay's work."
Aunt Esthe, waSiright. ,rust at even
ing Earner 3 ike came around to our
house, leading Weston by the hand.
'Mrs. Lee,' he said, "I ain't got any
body at home, I'd quite like to trust him
with, but if you'll take the child, Wq
lwon't say any hint about the price, only
I'll see you don't lose by it." .
And Aunt 'sther took him. -
lint etery morning and evening Farm
er Pik came up to see his little grand
son, and was ever tired of bringing him
fruits and toy , until the little one learn
ed_to watch e gerly for kis grandfather's
harsh lines o>!1
olden head somehow corn-
Lionized tho . old man. The
his face grew stiller, and
for hours and watch its
e some new, pleasure. In
ter's life seemed bound up
;on's, fur the angel bad
, ntic rock, and lo the wa-
he would si
play, or deri
short the far
in his Brands
struck the air;
ters leaped out
UTRREAK.—A - person of
d, if he has driven thro' a
I has noticed how curi p ns
n(r the route will fill the
nzious faces,in order to get
Ire passer by. Oar friend
•dler,drovo up in front of a
and seeing all hands and
g from the wiudows, got off
nd the following dialogue
i s the man of the house :
a glimpse at t I
houie one day'
the Cook,stan ,
from his cart
took place lwit
as there been a funeral
here: lately ?
ouse—No ; ?
Man of the
saw that there was one
hat' did not have a head
pane of glass
One of the qUeerest thiugs to think of
in after life is boy. love. No sooner does a
boy acquire a !tolerable stature than he
begins to imagine himself a man, and to
ape manish vrayS. He casts side glances
at the tallest girls be may meet,carries a
cane, holds his head erect and struts a
little in his walk!. Presently and very soon
he falls in love—yes; falls is the proper
word, ''because it best indicates his happy
delirious self-abasement. He lives now in
a fairy region somewhat, collateral to the
world; and yet blended somehow inextri
cably 'with it. He perfutnes hii hair with
fragrant oils, scatters essence over his
hand kerchief,and despairingly shaves and
annoints for a beard. He quotes poetry
in which 'love' and 'dove' and 'dart' pe
culiarly predominate; and be plunges
deeper in the delicious labyrinth, fancies
himself filled with the flivine,aillatns and
suddenly breaks into a scarlet rash—
rhyme. He feeds upon the jlooks of his
beloved : is raised to the seventh heaven
if she speaks a pleasant word;, is betrayed
into the most'astonishing ecstacies by a
smile; and is plunged into the gloomiest
regions of misanthropy by a frown. He
believes himself the most devoted lover
in the world: There never will be ! He is
the one great idolater,! He dotes upon a
flower she' has cast away. He cherishes
her glove-4-a little worn in the fingers—
nest to his heart, Happy ! Happy ! fool
ish boy rove ! with its joys, and its hopes
and its fears ; its raptures and its tortures;
its ecstatic fervors and terrible heartburn
ings, its solemn ludicrousness, and its in
tensely prosaic termination.
Trip TOWER or BABEL.—In a recent
issue of Blackwosd's Magazine, a writer
describes the Tower of Babel as it appears
to the traveller of the pie Sent day:
"After a ride of nine mires we were at
the foot of Bris-Nimt•od. Our horses feet
were trampling upon Cher, emains of bricks
which showed here and tere through the
accumulated dust and rubbish of ages.—'
Before our eyes uprose aigreat mound of
earth, barren and bare. 1 This was Bris-
Nimrod, the ruins of the Tower of Babel,
by which the first builders of earth vainly
hoped to scale high heaven. Here also it
was that Nebuchadbezzar built,fcr bricks
bearing his name have been found in the
ruins. At the top Of the mound a great
mass of brick work pierces theaccumula
ted soil. With your finger you touch the
very.bricks—large, square shaped and
massive—that were thoroughly burned;
the very. mortar,tlie "slime," now hard as
granite, handled more than four thousand
years ago by earth's impious people. From
the summit of the mound, far away over
the plain, we could, see, glistening as a
star, the gilded dome of a mosque, that
caught and reflected the bright rays of
;the morning sun. This glittering speck
was the tomb of the holy Ali. To pray
before this at some period of his life—to
kiss the sacred d'sst of the earth around
there at some time or pfther--to bend his
body and chant his beads—is the daily
desire of every devout ahomedan."
QUIDDITiES.---Dom Ste magazines—
wives who 'are alwa-s Ji P
tlotvin u their
W -d po , - - A lad,
an tea tor chemical 01 4 rposes —lat
"dissolved in tears." fI
Punch says the gender of a. railway
train is feMinine. Dock . you often miss
The heighth of Inhoppitality.—Not to
entertain your own opinion.
A man was gored tcf death, in Liver
pool recently by an--Trish bull.
A bird that always faces the storm—
The soiallgethe calibre of the mind,
the greater the bore of a perpetually open
month., ' '
The first thing &man takes to in life
is LIS milk—the last is his bier.
TEE PB.ETTIEST GIRL.--There is go
ing to be a good deal of looking glass coa-.
sulfation-amone the western girls, for a
$l,OOO dress case h.is been sent from
London to the Chicago Fair, and it is to
be voted to the prettiest gird in Chicago,
at $l,OO a vote. •
A good one is told of a Quaker-volun
teer in a Virginia skirmish. Coming
pretty close quarterrs with a rebel, he re
marked : "Friend it,s Unfortunate, but
thee stands just were I'M going to shoot'
and blazing away dOwn came the rebel.
An Irish servant girl ill Venango coun
ty, who can neither react nor write, has
fallen heir to 55300,000 : i
Such is oil. .
It is a fact that 31:130Dg the statutes of
Georgia, there is a law Which fixes a tax
of ten dollars a year on a 1 jackasscs,doe
tors and lawyers.,
A. little boy at school, when called up
on to recite his lesson, was asked, "Of
what is the German Diet composed ?";The
boy replied; "Sour-krout; echliapps, lager
beer and nit-couirou.s."
TERM 1 :4 : 3..50 PER . ANNUIVT,
An APpreciative Aegrp•
Last summer, Henry,a contraband,paid
a visit to thci city of Philadelphia,and on
his return, to the army was in the habit
of giving a daily account of the wonders
he had seen in that place. One morning
his master happened to ask birnif he hid
been to the theatre during his absence.
"Oh, yes Sall," was the reply "'Use
been to the theatre a good many times,
Still I don't like the theatrie as well as
This was said with a sentimental air
that reflected infinite credit on tho
"Do you admire.the opera very much?'
said the. lieutenant.
"Very much indeed," answered Henry,
"I goes every night when I possibly can."
"Which sort of piece do you like best,
—the German or the Italian ?" was the
"Don't know sir," was the answer;
"but I alwayi likes that kind of pieces
where de young lady jumps through de
hobps." . -
It was evident from this that,', Henry
had confoUnded the opera with the air.
"HARDLY • KNEW You.' --A; maiden
lady, residing in great seclusion, l had not
been to church for several-years;t but, on
the accession -of a small property, elan
bought herself a new bonnet, shawl, and
dress, with the appropriate gloves, boots,
eta., and appeared on the following Sab;
bath in a stile which almost destroyed'
her.identity with the hitherto shabby and
and hooplessl old maid.
Jat as she was walking up the aisle,
and as, every eye seemed to be turned up
on her, the choir commenced singinff an
anthem, the burden of which was "Halle
lujah I Hallelujah 1" The indignant spin
' ster retraced he steps down the aisle in
I high dudgeon, exclaiming—
"'Hardly ;knew you,' indeed! Why,
this is, not the first time I've been dressed
no. 'Hardly knew you!' I guess I dont
come here again very soon !"
A HARD iarr.—The following story
is told of the Rev. Dr. Morse :At an
association dinner a debate arose as to the
use of the rod in brin g ing up children.—
The Doctor took the affirmative, aid the
chief oppon i ont was a young I minister,
whose reputation' for veracity was not
high. He maintained that parents often
do harm to their children by unjust pun:-
ishruent, froin not knowing the facts of
the case. ".Why"" said he, , "the only
time my father whipped me was for tell
ing the truth." "Well," retorted the
Doctor', "It Cured you of it didn't it !"
SECURING A iiOII6}3KEEPER.—The
Hartford Cdurani tells a story of a farm
or near thati placc,wbo lost his wife about
seven weeks' since, and was left with six
children to Provide for. He washed.and
dressed andi fed them and attended to
their wants 'seven weeks,when he coChid
ed that it was too much work for ode
and started; to the city to find a house
keeper. After a long and unsuccessfiil
search he was referred to, a young wcman
who would be suitable for the place. She
was called on, and, after hearinr , the far ,
mers statement, replied that she had no
objection 'to do the houshw6rk of his es
tablishment, or attendj—and here, she
hesitated :slightly—provided she went'as
his wife 1 The reply waala poser,but the
remembronce of six faccs to wash, six
heads - qo comb and pants and , petticoats
for six to mend settled Ithe matter. '
Justice was called in, rid the farmer
went home with his "housekeeper."
DREA3IS.—There is A new guide to
the interpretation of dreams. An English
paper thus puts it:
To dream' of a millstone round yonr
neck is a sign of what you---may e:pect!if
. you get an extravagant rife.
To see apples in a dream betoken' a
'wedding, because where :,ou find apples
yon may reasonably expect to find rears.
To dream that you are Lame is a token
that you will get into a hobbie.
When a young lady dreams of a coffin
it betokens that she should instantly
discoUtinue lazing her stets tightly and'
and always go warmly and thickly shod
in vet weather.
To dream that your nose is red at the'
tip is an intimation that you had bettet
leave off brandy and water..
NEGRO b'Eamolg.—"Dar are," said ' a
sable - orafor, addressing his brethren,two
roads tro' dis world. De one am a bead
and narrow road dat leads to perdiction,
l and de oder a narrow and broad road dat,
leads to sure destruction."
"What's dat ?" said one of his hearers.
"Say it again."
"I say my bredren, dar is two roads
tro' dis world. De one am a broad' and
narrow road dat !cads to perdiction; de
oder a narrow and,broad road dat leads to
"If dat am de case," said bis sable ques
tioner, "dis onllud individual takes Ledo'