The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, March 12, 1867, Image 1

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    x/iii. -wjjiasa 37.
M. W. Xc.IL.IRXEY, Troprietor.
"icy Devoted to the c une >f Repahlicanißm, the in
ter.-ivtßof Airio"lture,tho sdv of Educntioti,
And the hest ijoc'l "t Potter c >'iiuv. owning no rfuide I
•xcept ih:t of Cri .ciple, it will MMTr to aid in the,
worfc of more tully Freedomiziiig our Gouutry.
Vdvertlßenentß inserted at the'ollowlnir rata*,
ettcpt where ivpecialharsjains irem ide, A "-qnaie
In 10 Un -8 of Brevier or 8 <>f Notip v eil ty pee :
1 iar', 1 in*t*rtion .?
1 oqiiare. 2 or 3 inße-tloiiß.-- --------- --■ -
fifi.cS • ib-eqnent inßerttoii li-bb lh.ui 1J
> -qnore, 1 year
Bo i.iOBB Girua, 1 year ----- j
Adinini-trator'B it bsec nor a Notice- •>'"
Special nod Kiitorial Notice per line 20
Alt traiwient advertietnent* must he paid in
no notice will he taken of adve-ti ementa
Yro n a diet nice, u i!e->etliey a-e accompanied by the
money or satisfactory r -twrence.
wzf loh -Vork, of all kinds, execated with neatness
•ni d sn itch. :
Free aail Aceepteil Ancient York Masons
IX ULALI A LODGE, No. 342, F A M Stated;
b Mee imf-i on the '2-1 anl4i'i ' ednes aysm-ach
month. Hall, in the 3d Story of the < Urn-ted Blck
D.i!.LisnBm!,Sec, VVM. SHEAR., vX.M.
O. T. ELLIXDX. M- !>-.
respectful! v nf.rmnt >e eit zen- ot the villaue and
vicinity that he will promptly respon 1 to alt call-for
bb'IOII .1 gel vices. Ortiee on h irot street, trs. u- or
"West Of his reeidence. 17-40
A. Coudersport, - urts
iu Fotter and Cameron counties. Al! business en- ,
trusted to ids care wilt receive p.ornp. atteu.iou.
l/ftice on Mam street, in re-idence. :
A Wilt attend loail business en'rusied to their
with pr inpt less and rt Muy. W "
the several courts in the 'tin ;r countus. Utnct
In the storey -f tiie oim-ted B">ck. j
4 TTORNEY-\T LAW. Condor port, Fa., wil
\ atleu I lost bB<iMW trusted tohun* it t care
£7 nromptn< ss. Attend- Cut-"fa U"
ties. O'tlee ■> S c > 'Jstreer.weartlie Alleyai.y bridig-,
F. Vt. RSOX,
A Gou -ersport, l'-i ,w II attend the "ou. is 11 I "t- ,
*tr And -lie ;<U i! ' ** ,
F. RITTEi. < *"■-•
PHYSICI AN and B • resp.-f,.:U- in J
frm the cit zm of Oondrm on wad yc4t> |
th.t he ha- op ned aa f it— jn 'he C-m le sport
Ho'el. *n 1 wilt he read, ai rlv m s om 'W 1
f- ssi nal calls, itei-a r.-:uUr graduate of Buff do
Ms heal Co lege of ISdC. *' 1
DEALER- i' Drugs, Medic n> s, *' 1 .
Yarn.- e-, 1..m, ee. -d >'.♦ <f art C ■■*, Book
i ,j, —-tohool and \U eon-, &l-r ..10 r• .1 k,
fcr " I. M ■ i-'VS " id -tew-lry S y 1 "
. xmo FYS AT LAV.', HVRUI-BCKG, Fenn'a.-
A^'t-h;rb.eG^iU < itm^ i GU.m^o ; st^
f Pav ; . r i i.h-ii L
Bounty, Arrears of I AJ ,O AU j r VAIVNKV
Ii .d Bo.g'U and >' dd. IV.x.-pa d .nd I 'tie.
investigated. AxV
de'usTn l ',ur
feed. trans ic.edjoamuO
wwsRDWARK Merc-mot, ad I > der in S oves,
saort. Pen .'a. Tn and di.aet Iron Wr
tr fr, i 1 wsl s-yl-.nnsh rt n-" C".
_ rpop' 1 ANTS-Deahrs in Dry U°ods, Fancy
a>oi ev-rything usu !1> k p. 0 17
F -wltlCC laO'lii'lt -H'l s M !
C. 11. MM.WO.AS,
s ile anil R"t1 I'r'.ji' o ls Groreries t
K'S C : otl u'T.r •ni'Hoai.-rnv |
MCPP'I 4N'T—Dealers in D r "St-* V dtCny.. .
Fatu-v Art vies, S fom-ry, 1 O |
Gr.cerie. vc.. Mai"
i>. r- oi.Hsri.u.
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Al sr, Crockery. (.r fs. r. u ,
1 t.Fa
, puCIIAST-M ; g
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rr WING lately ad led a A -#.rtment
H* to doalUind- of wwk^heaplj
*t" fnd ee^e^JV^''|
■ •wUvSlle, Potter county, Pennsylvania.^
aal RTOX I.EWIX. Jlhl !l
B taken this excellent I,ot ' ' im: pnh'.ic and
" "••
Vn on him.-Feb 12.6 ll__ —V7 :
\ Monuments and Tomb-Stone,
Of all kiudx. Will he fu pished on reasona
f ' **Condersp \', v T , . . o-s,
P nnd | '" HV " v ,n ' '
- •' AU- s.;,
P E Pens.iu* '-* 1 !
War who are hsi iu t he service of the
or disea-e contract it ulllv sn .l aTevsof pa> oh- (
States ; and pensions, . who ~.l Ve die tOl
tsintd tor "fidows or he A li letters ><" inqutrj 1
been killed while in receipt by mail °f a state (
promptly answere -. an j wU , forwanl the oe
mailt of the c se of el ' p ~.f t , n Feil-10 |
eess iry pap-rs for t -h° ir ß ,- fVr , .„ n 0 Isa-c Benson
TO Olmrted'dol.n S. -VA*BAK B r' ,
Ttrli 1 lush • •
Also c.res HA Lf R " OF THE SK'N 1
BLAINS,en.i all By send n. *
! ' 1)s ar Journal : follow n.' 8011? w:<b Huojr in
! the County last Fall duritf tiie campaign. Will,
y >u p.. lieh It to many c'.iizeus in ' i* v ; cinity :
who dttAiie a eopy ? Ultsbzs. Fa.
The iM left oar household, and swore they went
to stay.
They judged us Uy their doughface fr;euds,Red wph*
glad to get a Way ,
Hut when they got acq isinted with o ir l< yal North
ern men,
With Slerman, Grant, and Sheridin, they tuen
came back again.
Cnai-rs *1 „re von A re'r' 'Tow w von Ard\ f
You'll hear from IVn nvy I vania What we hope you - ve
heard from Ma ne!
1 They didn't come like penitents.nnd ak to he forgiven.
: They don't regret tiie loyal Wool thai cries aloud to
Heaven ;
But Andy thinks they press their claims, too mod
estiyb. half „ j
: He pat* their backs the while they yell : "Now kill
the fatted calf
| Chorus.
0 Andy, reconstruction, ismore t'>an c'eldrens* play. ;
1f we found it now in -111.: ice it ran ne'er U- done away;
You don't own ail the Government, the i>eople own ,
a share,
And that you shoa'd run the whole machine they |
think is hardly fair.
1 CH >bcs.
Your donble-breasted coat don't fit our Uncle Sam
st all,
It's South'-rn brei-t ; s much too large, lis Northern
br- as' too - mall.
We d n't want slop shop clothing to cover rebel
For M.-r-y guides our tailor shears, nd Justice runs
the seams.
| Chorus.
The Pcple know a thing or two, they cannot be
decei >ed,
And men who've broke their solemn oath are not to
I be bcl 1 eed ;
Your It ead-and-'iutterhangerson,we heartily despise
You'll h< ed our frequent warnings, O Andy, if you're
w e.
Yo :r Be td-and Butter policy insults our noble slain.
And' writeß on every hero's gmTe, "This 3u.ukr died
in vain I''
The li-1 V skin don, Chide it all, long ears are sticking j
And the Reb-a e glad just now tc Uav •heir bray
ing all to you.
j Chorus.
T'int you call the people trai'r.r* in escusa' lc <r\ yon, ,
: For you think from your own ire .cilery that no out
can be true,
Aud to make this great crims odious you took a noYel
! You became a leading traitor, and we hate it all the ;
worse !
j ChorCb.
When yon "Swing around the circle" to show ynr.r .
ro\ al face.
To lejive the t'onst'tution and the Hair at eve y place
: '> .iwrr an 1 jnivd pettp c, retrain tioin getti g bine
j 'iir you can -it keep your dignity and have your
hri dy too 1
1 Chorus
I'heie's a race "f dusky bondmen that once looked 1
up to yon, 1
And you to >*e their "Moses'' and they really ■
tbo gbt y on true ;
Hut you've faced about for Egypt, to bondage lead ng J
back, . !
Yonrc'-neu-footedmasti-rleadsavery windii gtrack
I was only S"\fiitefU when I mnrr
Wickhtfe Ton young, no I<>tilt. j
but ■ttvoiiwqof." justified me. Mv niotuei i
lied when I was h mere child ; and 111 V la
r. lie .prevalent custom of i low i
ers, showed how much he mourned her !o-s
u.ii respected her memory, by tiring ai j
possible speed in getting another to ti l hei
Site was a good enough woman in hei
wav —mv second mother, I mean —strictly I
lit 'ie>t and upright, and affectionate after I
certain fashion; but she had the misfortune
to possess a meddlesome dispo*itio , and a
! -harp, glib tongue —two woeful attribute*
jm a woman. lam ceitain that she did het
ibest to make me comfortable and happy—
j or, as liappv a* it seemed projier, according
ho the rules of her religion, for a human j
being to tie. She believed in the doctrine
' A hie! i teaches us always to have a thorn in ,
■ >nr flesh to keep us Contrite and humble, j
I never lielieved in the creed. I think lh<-
• liorn serves as a stingi; g goad ofteuer than
anything else; at any lale, it had that eff ct
I with me. This new mother of mine, COII
j seientious as she w as in regard to her duty,
• contrived to make my young life thoroughly j
miserable, not la-cause she was whiked, or;
I -pi'eful, but 011 account of the utter an tag- j
onistn of our natures.
It would not have been a wonder, if, un
; der the circumstances, I had accepted Owen :
i Wicklitte, even without loving him, for the :
sake of the quiet home he uttered rue; but j
[ did love him, when 1 married him, with,
all a girl's romance, and a woman's tender
devotion; and he returned my love with! 1
.•qua! ardor —at any rate, he made me b- 1
lieve so. We spent our honeymoon in !
travel, ami then settled down as sociably i
as a pair of robins in our new* home—a
pietty little cottage in the suburbs of a c i \,:'
"Rose Cottage," Owen called iu 1 r*meni
her how proud and pleased 1 w; s, when lie
led me in that first afternoon, and calling 1
the house-maid, bade lier deliver up the 1
keys to her new mistress. She did so, bin '
with ill suppiessed rnir.h, for I must havej ?
appeared very trillii g ard unmatronly iu ''
ner eves; and I was not a whit less so than 1
I appeared. I Could sing, and play ih
piano, dance gracefully, and dress myself to;
I e fection; but with these my accomplish-; 1
metiis ended. 1 knew hi) more about d" j
mestic affairs, had no more idea of the s; - r
riotisness and sacreduessof the duties I h i>: I
taken upon tne, than a two year old bab 1
" You're too young, too silly and child !
ish to become a wife and mothe" yet; be: i s
ter wait awhile, Maggie," my old aunt sai-i ; j
everv time the subject was brought up ii '
her presence; but O w en would not heartoit 1 1
" Never fear, aunt Debbie," lie wool- : '
reply, * w here there is a wiii there is away i 3
vou know; Mag can learn what she don'
know —her heart's all right, and that'-
Aud I, although my soul misgave me
wag too much in love wjtlj hie haudsuine 1
£)ebel<<* to ?rip:ipks of Irije qi)i) it?e of ii)oriitiiy, JLiterqtiire ftelrs.
eves, to turn from his ardent pleadings and
hearken to the sage counsels of age and
experience. So we were married, and went
to housekeeping, a mouth after, at •' Rose
For a time everything went on swim
mingly. Dorcas was a good cook, and
something more, a fine manager; the most
j fastidious eye could have found nothing to
complain of in the neat arrangement of our
rooms; or the palate of an epicure found
anything amiss m the nicely flavored, nicely
cooked food that dailv appeared upon our
table. Owen was in raptures.
" Aha, aunt Debbie!" he said, exultinglv,
when she cane down to tea, "what di i I
tell you ? Where will you find nicer bread
than this?" breaking one of Dorcas' feath
ery rolls. "I said Mag would learn. She's
one of the best little housewives in town."
Aunt Debbie ma ie no reply, she did not
| even glance towards my scarlet cheeks and
downcast eyes, but L knew well enough
that she suspected mv secret 1 open <1
my hps to confess all, and give Dorcas the
credit that w as her due; but Owen's happy
eye silenced me. I was very vain, and
had always been fond of praise; but his
! praise 1 coveted above all things else. I
believe I would have been willing to have
sacrificed my very life to have !>& 1 his ap
probation. Women are such silly biock
, heads; and as a general thing, husbands are
se exceedingly sparing of approving words,
and so very profuse in fault-finding, that it
a marvel to me that there are half so
, many plea-ant homes as there are. But
wlit-rn the fire of true love burns upon the
household altar, its* ever en heat
v>elds the ties that bind heart to heart, and
hand to hand, so firmly together, that a 1
of the lug and strain of every day life can
not tear them apart.
But i do not mean to insinuate that mv
I husband was prone to fault finding; on the
contrary, lie wan very lavish in his praise—
and that praise was so sweet that I kept
-ilenr, consoling myself with the thought
that it would not be long before 1 would
reallv merit it.
A day or two after, be brougt borne a
j couple of friends to dinner. A- soon as I
i ould make mv escaje from the parlor, I
ran out t Dorc-s, pale with consternation
But Dorcas was in nowise start'e.i. Sin-
Aeiit quietly to work, while I was running
to and fro, givi:; vent to pli manti-r of ex
; travagan' exciam tiions; adding a hltle he r e
; m ! a little then, improvising one thing,
an 1 tidying tip another, Rirtii she got to
gether as nice a dinner as my fastidiou-
I voting husb. nl could have desired. He
vas pl-a-ed to the heart, i knew it by the
! expression of his eyes.
" Mag's the giri for yon," I overheard
him -as'iig as I left the parlor to go thro"
the useless frm o. ordering supjrir. "id
!s*t there's not another such a wife in town
she's always as neat as a new pir., yet sh
cisdis like an old stager. I teli vou boys,
I did a good days work w hen I married her
I never felt meaner in mv life, but again
took re uge in my old resolution to make
in}sell wofthv of his praise; and in accord
nice therewith, I trotted after Dorcas for
two or three days, taking note <>f eveiv
t'ling -lie did, to the poor girl's evident
d -ti-ntion and annoyance. But .after awhile
d habits got the better of me, and I fel
hack into the beaten track, lounging awa\
• he 'forenoon in ir.v chamlter, and doing nn
crochet and worsted work, ami reading the
last new novel, infinitely more pleasing, to
uy ta-te. than the kitchen an I the cooking '
-t ve And. after a'i, what did it matter
Dorcas wonl 1 never leave me, ami tiiere
was no use worrying myse f.
But Dorcas did not think just, a* I did.
-he took it into her head to get married
herself afu-r awhile. I looked upon it a
an imposition then, and do row. If awo
man has a genin- f r cooking an I ha- it in
her power to make another woman's hotm-!
pleasant and agreeable, what right has sh-'
to transfer h-r good works into an estah
• ishment of her own ? It is not loving one's
neighlmr as one's self, to say the least. And
Dorcas was sud len. tin). It was:
u I'm going to l>e married, Mr-. Wick
li!fe, and must leave you this evenino-;'
and the next morning she was gone.
Owen di l not come home to dinner; and ;
feeling very petti-h at Dorcas, I resolved
upon a grand supp<*r ot my own, that
would throw all efforts of hers into ih
shade. 1 had the day before me an f b-g m
etrlv. Mv stove was in full blast, and the
tea-kettle finely under way, when a litt - |
e low made his apje trance with a airing!
of trout in one hand and a note from Owen
in the oth-r. I r.-a lit eagerly :
"My old frieiul, Wat. Seymour is in
town, Mag, I shall bring him roan I tosup
pe-, so d voir best. dear. N. B Fr\
the trout nicely."
I went to work zealously. N>t content
with hot roils, I determined on Spanish
buns—they were Owen's particular fancv.j
Ofcours-I cmi l mike tliein| the dough I
hail been ri<iuga'l dav, an I must be light
I went into it up to mv'e|lovvs. There wa
a g'>ollv qu.ntity—exjieiienced house
ieepcrs are alw ys lavish—hut 1 managed ;
o g.-t it in'o f/rm; an 1 then I got on t!i.-!
pan of trout and the c 'tf- o-p t What u
-illy ilnug I hid leeii io keep Dorcas s •:
long, whyii I ot>uld cook so well myself,
thought, my heart lounJing with |rile and
gratification, a< I rail up stairs for white
, sugar to sift over my buns. There AVHS a
i ruuaway horse ou the street jut below, and
I paused at the window to seewliat was go
ing on. Then a group of gayly dressed
I girls, some of my oNfi friends, flaunting ont
; in a new rig. caught my eye. 1 forgot all
> alnnit supjier for several moments, and stood
• drumming against tiie glass, and humming
I an opera air to myself Just then an awful
sound broke on my ear, a hs>ing splutter
• from below. I went down three steps at a
bound. The kitchen was black with smoke,
, and the odor of the burning trout almost
! drove tne back. But de ermined to save
I them, I seized the pan, dropping it the in
- stant after with a cry of pain. Ihe red hot
: hand e bad crisped my hand to the bone;
' ihe hissing grea-e and burned fish flew in
: every direction, spoiling my pretty oil-
I cloth and soiling mv new evening wrap]>er
i beyond redemption. In the meantime mv
I coff'-e was foaming over, aud the roils were
■ burning to coals, anl every instant the
• stove, which I had literally crammed with
I wood, was increasing its heat. I felt as it
t I should go mad. Every attempt I made
' to rescue my supper left its mark upon my
: poor hands; and. to cap the climax, in the
- very heat hf the fray there came a rap at
- the dooT. I smoothed my* hair and wi|ed
: the perspiration from my fee and harried
, out The comer was no other than aunt
D'-bbte. If I ever gave utterance to auy
> thing like profanity in my heart, I feel sure
L that infinite justice will not hold me ae
• Countable; for there are moments in life. I
; think when we sin involuntarily —sin be-
I cause our souls are too weak, "too sorely
I tried *.o he|n it.
Aunt Debbie followed me into the par
lor, removed h-*r shawl and bonnet, sinooth
• ed down her silk apron, and took out her
; rob of knitting.
"I heard Don as had left you," she said,
: in her even voic-\ '"and 1
thought I'd dr. pin and see if }ou wanted
I he'p."
"No, no!" I I roke out passion -'ely, "I
t can do well enough myself I'm cooking
s.ipj>er now. Sit down here p ease; Owen
! will l>e home directly."
J She acquiesced, and I hurried back to
tin* kitclu-n. Owen's point, r w-vs helping
1 himself to the scattered Trout 1 gate him
a punch that sent him limping ottt on three
' and then rushed at the stove. The
>,rire had gone down; and the foaming cof
' fee snlrsided ; and the heavy-, black topjw; I
rolls smoked iu the oven. But I had no
' time to waste in repining. It was almost
>ix o'clock, at< 1 my husband was a punc
| tual man.
I went to work and gathered up the
broken fl-h, pacing them on a dish and!
peeling off the burnt skin; then I selected j
the best of the rolls, and set about mv
Spanish buns. I bad seen Dorcas make
tliem, an 1 I followed her example to the
letur. As the stove was moderately warm, j
they bake.l pretty fairly, an 1 I dried iu\
**\ es and began lose! the table wit!i<nrne j
iliing like a reviving hojH*. Six o'clock
found everything in readiness, and ni\
; handsome luisband in |MS seat with his ol.i
friend on cue hand, and aunt Debbie on;
I i lie other.
"These are capital trout, Wat," he said,
as he hel|)ed him to them. "I ordered;
tliein bni'jsAsely when I heard you were in
, towih Do them justice now; and taken
roi—mv wife is famous for making good |
j lir-ad." ' ♦
I could hear my heart halpitate, and mv
baud trembled so that 1 conl I scarcely poo
{out the, unsettled coff*e. Mr. Sey
mour jmt out his small, <le icate band, and
to.>k a roil, broke off its black top, glatieeo I
it its heavy, spongy middle, and pushed II j
! aside. It was rather heavy he thought,
: tnd he was compelled to avoid e\ervihing
i m ligestible. he was so prone to dy-pepsne
Owen swallowed a bitter mou hint o
i)tirned troitt with ;i look of excessive an
, noyance.
j "The roils are heavy," he sai l ; "your
yeast rmtst have failed, Mag; but try a bun,
■ A'at Mag makes prime buns "
Mr Seyinortr took one, ta-t.-d it, and
• laid it beside liisYoll. Ovxeit, who had tak
-*ii one, aDo,looked up in utter astonishment.
4 Why, Mag!"
"Well, what now?" [ retorted, petttshlvJ
"You've male a mistake, child," said
i aunt Debbie, q ii'tly; "you've put salt in
vour buns instead ot sugar. Wait a tno
j meiit. Mr Seymour, till I slice Poinecold,
Siie r<vse with gent'e dignity, vvinie I.
utter \ uuaiile t.) control my feeding* burst
into tears.
"Maggie, said mv husband, severely, "it
vou*re going to act like a ch.l 1, you'd bet
ter go to your room."
1 ieil no second hint. The next in- |
-taut found me in my cliainl>er, an 1 tiie ,
{.sir double kicked. I was deeply ,
| hurt, too much mortifi-d, t > angry to he ,
! reasonable; so I thtew mvs. If on the rug
before the fire, and cti l my-eit into a fit
jof nervous headache, 1 la v then*, hour j
after hour, with that one thought in m**|
min i. At last I heard his step upon the |
!-lairs. He paused at the d*r, and finding ,
| it lovkei, tapped onceoi twice; but 1 liiade. ]
no movement in answer. He rapped again
and then called.
"Maggie, are you asleep!"
lie was sorry, eager to make all right
(•etween us I could tell by the tone of his
voice, yet I replied stubbornly.
"No; but Ido not wish to be disturl>etl.'
"Very well," and the moment after 1
heard tlie street door close behind him
It was very late when he returned. 1
had unlocked my dcor, certain that he
would come in; but, to my infinite surprise
and aggravation, he passed on to bis dress
ing room, without even so much as paus
ing. We had never spent a single night
apart since our marriage; and it seemed
terrible to lie there a'.pue. Once or twice
I was sorely tempted to go to him, and
beg liiii) to forgive me; but my piide kept
II e Lack. 1 was not to blame—l had
tried u please him. After ah, aunt IMJ-ie
was in ihe right, I ought net to have mar
ried so * oung. OU! if I were only a girl j
again! The fetters, which had hitherto
seemed only silken bonds of love, cut like
galling cluutis. Toward dav-break. despite
' my burning hand and aching heart, I fell
into a troubled sleep, from which I did
not awake until late in the morning. I
hurried down to the kitchen, determined
if pos-ible, to atone for the delinquencies of
the previous evening.
But aunt Debbie had forestalled tne. I
found lite kitchen in trim order, and a
breakfast on the stove, that Dorcas herself
. might have c.*>kel. was walking
. up and down, uneasily; and aunt Debbie
was evidently en teavering to quiet him.
lie turned sharply as I enLered.
"1 glad voo've come dow-ii, Maggie." he
said. "L didn't think you'd indulge your
temper-so far as to absent yourse.f fr . m
the table."
Ilis words set me ad ablaze.
■*T shpJl do as I please," 1 retorted.
''Undoubtedly," replied lie, turning on
his heel, "you've given us good proof of
| your self-will already."
"And you've given me as good proof of
your goo l manners, to say no more; insull
- mg me last night in the presence of
, stranger, after 1 had done the best I coaid
I rep ied
J Your Mag?" with stinging con
. tempt, "Heaveu save us from your worst,
; then!"
You shall be saved from any such ef
forts of mine for the future, sir. Cooking
1 wasn't my vocation belore I married—it
shan't be now."
"I trust not for the sake of my inner
; man."
His bantering sarcasm stung me. I
! broke out passionately.
"if you had been a good husband you
wouldn't have left me here with all this
j drudgery on my hands. I was not raised
for a cook ."
"M. ire's tiie pity."
"More's the pity thai I married you,
you'd better say," 1 went on, bursting into
tears. "I wish 1 had listened to my friends |
, ut it's not too late to remedv the evil uovv. I
1 sha I go back to my father.
"1 wish you would!"
The response startled me into my senses.
Did he really wish su)!' 1 turned to read
i the truth in Ins eyes, but he was gone. We
iiad ti;i breakfast that morning. The dav
went by drearily. I was busy all the time
packing up my trunks. Aunt Debbie re
nioiistrated and persuaded, but finding me
fixed in my determination, left me to my
l self Toward night I bad ever "thing in
readiness, my trunks locked and labelevl. 1
! .iiirue l tin my tiling- and started out, fi-ar
: n.g to look back iest my heart should fail
! me. Ou the threshold a strong hand held
i me back:
j "Maggi.*, what does ibis mean ?"
"I'm going home —that's all."
"To leave me, Maggie ?"
1 could scarcely command my voice, the
tende! wcud*, and sad beseeching eye-!
tliri led me so; but I managed to faliev (
"\es. vou wished me to go!"
"Oil, Maggie, Maggie! )nii k'iow I didn't!
mean H—you know how I love you, lu
irms clasping me, hi* kisses raining on mv
tace. "Conie back, darling, come back, and
i II never find fault again.'
"1 did mv bust, OvYeh," I sobbed cling 1
mg to his br.*a*t.
, "I know you did, poor, little Mag. For- (
give me, and I'll never grieve you am
more Come, now, dry vour tears aim j
we'll both go down and try our hands at
getting up a supj#er together."
1 was only too gla>l to him. W.
went down hand in hand, and everything
worked like magic, I made buns, aud h<
made Coffee. That was our first and last j
q larrel
We are grow ing old now, hut everv veai '
only bring* our weddtsl hearts more closely
log<-th**r; and by the blazing health we tel J
the story of that -ong gone trouble to our
two blooming danghLhi, that they may
-hun the breakers upon winch our happi
ness came so near being w recked. j
- . W '• *
A certain Mr. Coffin once being blesse. j
bv tlie birth of a son, a frien I offered one
I nu-lrel t|ol!ar*fir tiie privilege of naming
him. The off-r wa*, however, declined,
when it was proposed to christen the child
Mahogany. I
TERMS.--$1.69 TLR A&fcßM.
Omalo li mix t9 t
A voting gir!,emphyed in a large mnnu*
faCturingestablishmen tat Of eansdh Fr;KU : . {
was sent on an errand to a Certain lion*-*
■ on arriving at which she knocked, but n■ >-
; both came to tlie door. It lieing part y
Open, however, she entered, and finding no
b in he first room, proceeded to tlie
second: and no person beihg in that, to tlid
third, where, at the further end of it s:m
saw a man stisjumded by the tieck, an<l ap
parently dead.—With gr.-ttt presence of
mind, she cried loudly for help* and with
her srissors cut the cord, and matifttjed to
place the sniciile >n a l**d in the room. A
physician was called in, and bv a prompt
application of resuscitating the
person WHS restored to life. He was
the -on of tlie own.-r of the house, Who tt a*
a man of wva'th: and in the course of a few
•lav- lie recovered Ills s< r*nit v, and nothing
w as furtlier from his thoughts than suicide.
The young srtr! was at her tccu| Minn,
and thought no more or but little of thd
x*currence. Oi.e day, however. she receive
ed a note from tlie father of the young
i man whom she had cut down, requesting
her to come to his house Without mis
[xieting for a moment what was intebded,
she weiu; and on her arrival was thus ad
dlessen 1 by the father:
; "My son who'ii von saved from certaiii
death, loves you, and wishes to marry you
\\ lH yon consent I I have made tiivse'f
acquainted wilhvour circumstances, You
are respectable, but jioor. My son is rich j
\ou will never know want, Reflect ujaiil
w liat 1 sav "
"No further rejection is necessary," re
plied tli- \orng girl; "it is no purpose tit .t
your son is rich; he wished to hang hints**!'}
and may wish to do it again Nothing vail
j remove that objection." IShe was ine\"r=
able; and the dang, r was, that her
i ruination might again drive her lover to
t the rope.
A dusty Wedriliig.
fi A somewhat novel and romantic mnfc
j riage took place in Milwaukee} Wiscon-in,
j atnuit two weeks since, which may Litei
i i *st the lady portion or our readers. A
| wedding was announced to take place in
■ j the evening at one of the churches and of
. course the seats were crowded—for there
i are thousands of j>ersoiiß who w ill go to see
i man married or hanged who would not
* enture out on any other ordinary of ex
traordinary occasion. Among the specta 1
| tors were a widower and widow, both in
the nooi.-div of life, who happened to sit
I together in the same pew. Thev had a
-light acquaintance, and very naturally
i whispered together iqain the appearance of
the bride and bridegroom at the alter. At
about the ooi elusion of the ceremony the
gentleman sighed very audibly and whis
|iered to his companion, "Poof tbmgv! t
liate to see them start out in the wore!
alone, I'd like to keen the poor creatures
company to night." "So would I," siglu-d
the widow. "Say we d\ M said the wrdo
: kV cr, a briglit idea striking him. "Agreed-,' 1
I resjMinded the w dow. Ihe first cereinoov
was no sK>ner through, than
up marched the hero and heroine of our
stray to the a'U-., and in less time tliar a
trice wm made one flesh to the utter be
wildei merit of the assemblage.
Thoughts for tlie Public.
The world estimates men by their suc
cess in life; and, by gen ral BUC
jcess is evidence of superiority.
Never, under nv circumstance's assume
i i responsibility you can avoid consistent!*
with your duty to yourself and others
Rase all your actions upon a principle of
right; preserve your integrity Of
an J in d"ing this never r- ckon cost.
1 ceiueuiier that self-intere-t is more like,
ly to warp your judgement than all other
irc imsian-es' combined; therefore, U>k
well to your duty w lien your interest is Con
Never make money at the expense of
your reputation.
Be neither lavish nor niggardly; of the
two avoid the latter. A mean map is uni
versally despised, but public favor is a step
ping stone to preferment—ther tore gen
erous feelings should be cultivated.
Say but little—think much—and do
Let your expend be stich its to leave a
balance in vour junket. Ready monev is
i g<od frietnf in need:
Keep clear of the law; for uheti you gain
vour case, yoti are generally the' loser of
Wine- lrinking and cigar smoking ar
bad habits. They i npair the mind an<]
pocket, and lead to the waste of time.
PAREPA, while in New Haven, met a
I tile blind girl, w ho is said to have a woi,-
ler u ly sweet voice and a musical tal. i t.
fa higher order. Parepa of it'
•4rent* to allow her to accompany her 1 <
Europe, and being refused, otfraeu to u f.f
both mother and child, and defray all e,-
eiee-. Roth offers were decln oh
The city of Houston, Texas, has a lar-.*
•otton factory in operation and jiotbe< i*
ilin-ist ready to begin Thing# ook p*
ticularly bright in that section