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BUSINESS DIRECTORY. •
W. D. TERI:ELL
WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
Wall Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Vi'ind6w Glass,
Perfumery, Paints andllils, dc., Ac.
Corning, N. V., Jan. 10'1866.-Iy.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
Office formerly occupied by,Jenma Lowyey,
Welteboro, Jab: 1, `lBBe=ly.--
S. F. SIDI
BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER. Shop over
C. L. Wilcox's Store.
WOlisboro, Jan. 1, 1/366.4y...
JU LI US Stile IL WOAD, .
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Court Street, opposite
the Court House, Williamsport, Pa.
Jan. 8, 1866-Iy*
Wit. IL SMITH
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
Insurance, Bounty anci Pension Agency, Main
• Street Welleboro, Pa., Jan. l l, 1866.
JOHN I. MITCHELL.
ATTORNEY 'AND - COUNSELOR AT , LA W
Tioga Village, Tioga County, Penn'a. Prompt
attention to Collections. ' -•
Jan 1,1866.—1 y.
S. F. WILSON.
WILSON - & NILES,
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW,
(Filet door from Eigoney's,_ on the Avenue)—
Will attend to business entrusted to• their care
in the counties of Tioga and Potter. '
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, MEL
GEORGE WAG ER,
TAILOR. Shop first door north of L. A. Sears's
Shoe Shop. Cutting, Fitting; and Repair
ing done promptly and well.
Welleboro, Pa., Jan. 1,1866.—1 y.
JOHN B. SH AKSPE ARE,
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over Bowen's
Store, second floor. gg/Pentting, 'Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and in best style.
WigLibor°, Pa.. Jan. 1, 1886—ly
CORNER OF MAIN STREET A'THE AVENUE
J. W. Bteozirr, Proprietor. This popular Hotel,
has been rs-fittadatulre.fitraishod throughout,
is now open to the publlo as a first-class
house. A- good hostler always on hand.
Wellsboro, Jsn. 1,1866.—1 y
HAWLEY & CIIIIIHIN, -
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, -Williamsport Pa.—
Special attention given to collection of Pen
sions. 'Bounty and Back Pay, and all claims
against the National and State Governments.
Williamsport, Pa., Nov 15; 1865-3 m.
BLACKSMITH AND SHOBR - . I have rented
the shop lately occupied by Mr. P. C.Hoig, and
am prepared to shoe horses and oxen, and to
do all kinds of work pertaining to the busi
ness in a superior manner.
Welisboro, Pa., Jan. 1, -
MAAR IVALTON HOWSE,
Gaines, iriogn County, Pa.
H. C. vEßlfilui3A, PROPRIET4. This is
new hotel located within easy access of 'the
best fishing and hunting grounds in North
ern Pennsylvania. No- pains' will be spared
for the eecommodation of pleasure seekers and
the traveling' public. ' [Jan. 1, 1866.]
J. HERVEY EWING
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR A? LAW,
No. 11 Law Building,—St. Paul St , 'Baltimore.
REFERENCEB.—LeViI/ Gale; Attorney at Law,
EdwardLoael,,A tey at Law Rev. McK.
Riley, D. D., Rev. Henry Slicer, D. D., Can
field, Bro. A Co., F. Grove & Co., Ludwig A
MeSherry, John F. Wilton, Esq., Robert Law
son, Esq., S. Sutherland, Esq. , [Mr. EWING is
authorised to transact any..btiaineas appertain
ing to this paper in Baltimore-) -
Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
VIOLIN STRINGS at
WEBB'S DRUG STORE
HALL'S - CILIBRATED 'W.GETABLE SICILIAN
HAIR RENEWER, can be bad at ROY's Drng
CONCENTRATED LYE, for sale at
ROY'S DRUG STOWE
FLOUR AND FEED, BUCK WHEAT
FLOUR, Meal, Pork and Salt, Tea, Coffee,
Sugar, Soap, Candles, Saleratns, Tobacco and
Kerosene Oil. Also, Mackerel, White Fish, and
Trout, by the package or pound.,
CHAS. A R. VAN yALRANBI;III9.
Wellsborci, Jan. I, 1865. 1
WHZRi.BARBO WS, 'CHEESE
PRESS SCREWS, and sealeboards .for
boxing cheese, also
Powder, Shot and Lead -
and pistol cartridges.
GUNN & TUCK - ER
are also agents foi Patent Money 'Drawer.
Also, agents for Ribbon Stamps and Seal
Presses. Remember—at Goon k Tnekees Baird.
Ware Store, Wellaboro.
Jan. 1. 1566.—1 y
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.—T# , entp t -five
acres of Luria near Wellsboro , an excellent
soil, well fenced, a handsome bnildingsite and
fine view of the town and vicinity, a never failing
spring of water, Enquire of
JOHN DICKINSON, Esq.,
Delmar, Dec. 13, 180-3 m. • ,
NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY.=
has the pleasure to 'inform the citizens of Tiuga
county that they have the beet opportunity ever
offered them, to procure Ambrotypes, F.rrotype!,
Gems, Cartes de Visite, Vignettes, and fall kinds
of fancy and popular card. and colored picture's,
at his Gallery on Elmira Street.
Mansfield, Nov. 15, '65-tf. F. M. SPENCER.
WELLSBORO, TIOGzi CO. PENNA.
THE subscriber takes this method to fo
l.. form his old friends and customers that
he has resumed the conduct of the old " Crys
tal Fountain Hotel," andwill .hereafter give it
his entire attention. Thankful for past favors,
solicits a renewal of kliesame. -
Welleboro, Nov. 4, 113133-Iy.
WING'S PORTABLE LEMONADE 14 the
only preparation of the kind made from
the fruit. As an article of economy, purity, and
deliciousness, it cannot be surpassed, and is recom
mtnended by physicians for invalids and family
use: It will keep for years in any climate, while
its condensed form renders it especially conven
ient for travelers. 111 who use lemons are re•
quested to give it a trial. Entertainments at
hone, parties, and picnics should not be without
it. For sale by all Druggists and first cleat
Grocers. Manufactured only by
411.1, 1866-1 LOUIS F. AfETZGER,
y. • No. 549 Pearl St., N. Y.
(p. c. va t n GELDER
DEERFIELD WOOLEN FACTORY.
TILE UNDERSIGED having purchased
- 1 - the well known Woolen Factory of Messrs.
E. A B. S. BoWen on the Cowanesque River, two
miles east of Knoxville, takes this method of
informing the inhabitants of Tioga and adjoining
aunties that he Will manufacture wool by the,
yard or on shares to snit customers, into
FLANNELS, CASSIMERES, DOE-SKINS,
FULL CLOTHS, of all kinds. '
The niaahinery has beezi thoroughly repaired
and new machinery added thereto, also an im
proved new wheel which will enable him to work
the entire season. He will pay particular atten
Roll Carding & Cloth Dressing,
which will be done in the neatest possible man
ner, having added one new Roll Machine, will
enable him to dispatch and accommodate people
from a distance. He would farther say that be
has carried on the business in manufacturing
wool for. farmers in Bradford and adjoining
counties for the past twenty years; he therefore
can warrant all work and satisfy his customers,
using nothing in manufacturing but genuine
wool. JOSEPH INtialAP4.
Bonifield, Jan. 1, 181511-Iy.
SEPTEMBER lit 1565.
FROM THIS DATE,
FOR. READY PAY ONLY !
'CUSTOM BOOTS AND SHOES;
Leather, Findings, ,
CASH - PAID , FOR HIDES, PELTS,
DEER: SKINS AND FURS.
lyt. FRANKLIN SAYS:
" When you have anything to advertise, tell
the publics of it in plain, simpli language."
I am manufacturing good custom made Boots
and Shoes which I will sell of fair prices, and
only for BEADY PAY. Such work cannot be
sold at as low rates per pair as eastern mado
slop-work, but it can and will be sold at prices
which will enable the purchaser to protect his
feet with good substantial boots, more cheaply
than with a poor slop-shop article, which, even
if it chances not to fall in pieces with the first
weeks service, is but a doubtful protection in
Wet and cold weather. Try me.
Buck and Doeskins Wanted,.
in the red and abort blue, for which I will pay
cash and a good price.
" Beef-Elides and Calfskin. Wanted,
or which I t will also pay cash.
Sheep Pelts Wanted,
for which I will also pay cash and the highest
market price. -
- An assortment of sole, upper, calfakins and
linings, pegs, thread, nails,, awls knives, shoe
hammers, Ac., do., kept consta ntly on hand,
which I will sell cheap for cash. Shop on Maid
Streetbetween Wilcox's and Bullard's.
G. W. SEARS.
N. R. I can't give credit, because, to be
plain; haven't got it to give.
Welrsboro, Jan. 1, 1866. •
J. B. NILES
H. H. °maim
NEW GOODS AT PEACE PRICES,
The attention of the public is called to my etock of
DRY GOODS & GROCERIES
which I have juet purchased in ;levr Stink City
25 per cent. cheaper than those 'who ,purehased
earlier. lam offering Goods very cheap-;
FOR CASH ONLY.
Is Large amid Well Selected
FALL AND WINTER DRESS DODDS
MERINOES, ALPiCAS; PAitA/lAT
TAS,' of'all Colors, NOTIONS
GLOVES, HOSIERY, DRESS gum!
MINOS, BUTTONS, RIBBONS, &c
BROWN AND BLEACHRD AtU4INS,.
Fine Prints, fast colors, 2 ehilliogo per. yd.
Nice Brown Myelin, yard wide, 24.:Per yd.
" Bleached " " 2s. per yd.
" All Wool Bed Flannel, ` 40. per yd.
Shawls, Hoop Skirts; Boots it Shoes.
SUGARS, TEAS, COFFEES;4.IOc.,
READY MADE CLOTHING,
CLOTHS OF ALL KINDS; CASSI-
MEN'S & BOY'S HATS & CAPS,
All of which will be sold for Cash lower than
) "A .
FIRM IN TUE COUNTY. •
15. 0. - DAGGlrrir, :
First Door above iest (Mee.
TIQOA, Nov. 29; 18 ,. 65-3m. _
THE MASON & HAMIAN'S CABINET
ORGANS' • forty different styles, adapted , to
sacred and secular music, for $BO to 10100 each.
TAirtyPive Gold or Silver Medals, or other first
premiums awarded them. Illustrated Catologibes
sent free. 'Address, MASON A HAMLIN, Bos
ton, or MASON -BROTHRRS, New York.
[Sept: 13, 1865-17.1 -
T mit 24 4 O lt +
of all Descriptions,
A Large Stock
DENIMS; FLANNELS ; Ito
Also a complete assortment of
MERES, SATINETS, KEN._
TUCKY JEANS, &c
all sty lee,
DRUGS AND MEDICINES
LANG & WHITE,
Of MANSFIELD, Pa., have just received and
offer to the inhobitatiti of Tinga.:county, at the
lowest cash prices, a large and well assorted stook
of the following tint class goods:
DRUGS, MEDICINES,. & DYE STUFFS,
Paints, Putty g
and" Glass, - Howe & mavens'
PamilyDyes, Patent Medicines, Perfumery,
• Toilet Soaps, Hair Oils and Pomades,
: School and MisCellanetius BookS,
Books, and Blank Deeds of
all kinds, Diaries far
Photograph and Autograph Albums, Gold Pens
and Pocket Cutlery; All kinds of Toya,
'''rebacce,'Snuff Cigare of beat
brands. r -
Pianos, Melodeons, lc Cabinet Organs
4 VIOLINS, OtITAItS, ACCORDEONS, '
and all kinds of Musicannetrumentif and musical
merchandize. All the most porkier Sheet Music
atwiya on hand.
BAND INSTRUMENTS. -
• By special arrengeutents-with the largest matt
ufseturing house in New York, we eau furnish all
styles of . ,
BRASS AND SILVER BANDS.
Parties wishing Instruments will save ten per
oetit. by communicating with us before purchas
ing eliewhere. All Instruments delivered
''FREE OF CHARGE, AND •
WARRANTED IN EVERY RESPECT.
Pianos and Melodeons to rent on reasonable
terms. Agents for the celebrated Florence Sew
ing Machines. LANG t WHITE.
Mansfield, Dec. 6,1865-6 m.
NEW DRUG STORE.
- Dr. W. W. WEBB & BRO. •
Rave opened a Drug and Chemical Store, on
Main Street, let door below Hastings, where they
intend to keep a full assortment of
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
A good ii.rticla of Medicinal Liquors and Wines.
Prescriptions .carefully prepared.
Medical &dike given free of charge.
Welleboro, Nov. ft—ly;
NEW FIRM & NEW GOODS AT TIOGA
BORDEN - BRO'S
W6uld respectfully announce to ." all whom it
may concern." that the." keep constantly on hand
a large and well selected assortment of
DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
GLASS' AND WALL PAPER,
DYE STUFFS. FAMILY DYES, LAMPS,
GLASS WARE, PLATED WARE,
ouch as "6, , C5110R, SPOONS,
TEA'& TABLE, FORKS,
CAKE DISHES, .&c
ENVELOPES, SCHOOL BOOKS;
P ATENT MEDICINES,'
Tea, 10410 e; Spice, Pepper, Gin
. ;46 4 , Salpiatus, Starch,
TOILET AND WASHING, SOAPS,
and an endless variely of
A TRUMP CARD!
GGREATBARGAINSII—= I would in
all eenfulence say to the people of Wellsboro
and surrounding country that I have just return
ed from New York with
A LARGE STOCK OF GOODS,
READY MADE CLOTHING
for Mein and Boys
OVER AND UNDER SHIRTS.
I furnish everything to limb) 'a may warm
and comfortable. Also, -
A NICE LOT OF CASSIMERES,
Also, a large.stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
for MEN, WOMAN, and CHILDREN
HATS, CAPS, &C.,
too numerous to mention. ' All of which
I OFFER FOR vim",
at prices calculated to carry out my rule of buei-
Ssnall Profits and (Oink Sales!
-- Pleat.° to call and examine my Stock. Re
member the place,
THE CHEAP. CASH STORE,
We!labor°, Jan. 1, 18. G. P. CARD
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
• that books for receiving eubseriptiona to the
• Capital Stock of THE NORTHERN RAILWAY
- COMPANY,'w ill be opened at 10 o'clock on Sat
' nrday, February 24. 1866, at the Hotel of J. W.;
Bigoney, in the borough of Welleboro, Tipp' co.,
Pennsylvania. J CHRISTIE,
GEO. M. TRACY,
'J. W: BIGONEY,
Jan. 17; 1866-6 w. R. rAER.
WELLSBORO, PA., ',EB`. 7,. 1866.
Tag I,MIT pOZ.II WRITTEN ET ORdROE •RNOLD
The leaves that made our summer pathway shady,
• Begin to rustle down upon the breeze;
The year is fading, like a stately lady,
,Who htys aside her,youthful vanities;
Yet, while the memory of our beauty lingers,
She cannot wear the livery of the old ; .
So.aatnmn comes, to paint with frosty lingers,
Some leaves with hues of crimson and of gold.
The matron's voice filled all the hills and valleys
With full-toned music when the leaves were young
While now, in forest dells and garden alleys,
A chirping. reedy sung at eve Is sung :
Yet sometimes ; too,nhon sunlight gilds the morning
A carol bursts from some half-naked tree,
As if her slow but sure decadence morning,
She woke again-the olden melody,
With odorous May-buds, meet aa youthful please:oS,
She. made her beauty bright and debonair ;
But now theaad earth yields no floral treasures,
Add twines no roses for the matron's hair ;
Still she cannot all lovely things surrender;
Right regal is her drapery even now—
Gold, purple, green, intyrought with every splendor,
' And clustering grapes in garlands on her brow I.
In June she broughtus tufts Of fragrant cloyed:.
Rife with the wild bee's cheery monotone;
And when the earliest bloom was past and over,
• Offered us sweeter scents from fields new mown ;
Now upland:orchards yield, with pattering laughter,
Their red checked bounty to the groaning wain,
And heavy•laden racks go creeping after,
Piled high with sheaves of golden-bearded grain.
Ere long, when all to love and life are clinging,
And festal holly shine on every wall,
Her knell shall be the New-year bells outringing,
The drifting snow her stainless burial pall ;
She fades and fails, but proudly and sedately.
This Matron Tear, who has such largess given.
Her brow still tranquil and her presence stately,
As one who; losing earth, holds fast to Heaven
' - One evening, not long since, a num
ber of old shipmasters chanced to meet
at a social supper, and after the cloth
was removed we went irf for yarn spin
" Willa.: And among our number was
Captain Richard Nutter, and 'a finer
Man or better sailor, never trod a deck.
At length it came his turn to tella story,
or, what we preferred—and what the
rest of us had done—relate some inci
dent of experience in his own life. -
• "Well, boys," he said, as he rejected
the wine, which was at' that moment
passed to him for the first time, "I will
gibe you a bit of the early part of my
ocean life, and it is a very important bit,
too, for upon it I have built, the whole
of my subsequent manhood. '
We prepared to listen to Captain Nut
ter with the most profound attention,
for he was not only au old seaman, but
one of the most successful commanders
in our mercantile marine. We listened,
and his story was as- follows :
-, "I was very young when I first en
tered on shipboard, and at the age of
"fourteen I considered myself quite a
sailor. When I was eighteen I Was
Shipped on board an East Indiaman, for
a long voyage. There were six of us on
board of about the same age, and wg
had about the same duties to perfornf
The 'ship—the old Lady Dunlap—was a
large one, and our crew was large in
'proportion, there being fifty-two, all
,told. We 'boys,', as we were called,
messed together, and in all other re
spects were separate from the rest of the
crew, just as much as the officers were.
Our captain was a noble hearted, hon
orable man,kind and generous, butyet
very strict. Of course we youngsters
found plenty of occasion to find fault
with him, and very often were his
eisions arraigned before oir mess and
decidedly condemned. In fact, we
- should have reversed many of his judg
ments if we had had the power;. but - as
he was the commander, and we only
foremast hands—and boys at that—he
had his Own way - and, the luminous
decisions we came to were consequently
of no avail, and lost to, the world.
"Now we boys had learned, in the
`as - well
of our travels, to drink our grog
as - well as any- sailors.- We could toils
off a glass of rum and water with as
much grace as anyone, and -we claimed
the right so to do, not only as a privi
lege, but as an honor to which a life upon
the ocean entitled us. But even in this
respect our captain pretended-to difFer
from., When we could get on shore ,we
would invariable indulge in 'our cups,
and not unfrequently would we come
off or be brought off in a state anything
but sober. I said 'we,' but there was
one of our number who could not be
-induced to touch a drop of anything
intoxicating. His name was John
Small and he belonged in one of the
back- towns of New Jersey.
"Now Jack Small not only refrained
entirely from drinking himself, but he
used sometimes to ask us to let the stuff
alone. He gave that job up, however,
for wb made such sport of him that he
was-glad to let us alone. But our 'cap
tain had sharp eyes, and itwas not long
before he began -to show Jack Small fa
vors which he did not show to us. He
would often take Jack on shore with
him to spend the night, and such things
as that, while we were kept on board
the ship. Of course this created a sort
of envy on our part, and it ended in a
decided towards poor Jack.
"Now in truth, Jack was one Of the
best fellows in the world. He was kind,
obliging, honest, always willing to
lend a helping hand in case of distress,
and as true a friend as ever lived—only
he wouldn't drink with us, that was
all. No—that wasn't all. He learned
faster than we did—he was a better sai
lor,and had learned more of navigation.
But this we tried to lay to the captain's
paying him the most attention, though
we knew better at the time, for we had
the privilege of learning just as much
as we had a mind to. The truth of the
matter was, we five loved the idea of
being old salts,- better than we did-any
thing else, and we spent more time in
watching for opportunities to have a
spree than we did in learning to perfect
ourselves in the profession we had cho
"It even got so at length, that Jack
Small Was called upon to take the deck
sometimes, when the officers were busy,
and he used to work out the reckonings
at noon as regularly as did the captain.
Yet Jack was in our mess, and he was
a constant eye-sore. We saw that he
was reaching rapidly ahead of us in
every useful particlar, and yet we
wouldn't open oar ey e s. •We were en
vious of his good - fortune, as we .called
it, and used to seize every, opportunity
to tease and run him. Hut he never
got angry in return. He sometimes
.would laugh at us, and others he would
so feelingly chide us that we would
remain silent for Awhile.
"At length the idea entered our heads
that Jack should drink with us. We
tallied the matter over in the messwhen
Jack was absent, and we mutually
THE , MATRON YEAR
TUE TABLES TURNED
pledged each other, that we would make
him drink at the first opportunit:;. Af
ter this determination was tateo, we
treated Jack more kindly, and he was
happier than he had been for:Joule time.
Once more we laughed and joked with
him in the mess, :and he in return help
ed us in our navigation. We were on
our homeward bound passage,. by the
way of Brazil, and our ship stopped at
Rio Janeiro, where we remain a week
or so. One pleasant morning we six
youngsters received permission to.go on
shore and spend the whole day ; and
according we rigged up in our best' togs
and were carried to the landing. -
"Now was our chance, and we put
our heads together to see how it should
be done. Jack's very first desire, as
soon as he got ashore, was to go up and
examine the various things of interest
in the city. He wanted to visit the
chukchea and such like places, and to
please him we ag,reed to go with him if
he would go and take dinner with us.
He agreed to this at once, and we
thought we had himsure We planned
that after dinner was eaten we would
have some light sweet wine brought on,
and that we would contrive to get rum
enough into what he drank to upset
him, for nothing on earth could please
us more than to get Jack Small drunk.
and carry him on board in thatshalie, for
then we fancied that the captain's favor
itism would be at an end, and that he
would no longer look upon our rival
with preference over . ourselves. We
had the matter all arranged and in the
mean time we paid Jack all the atten
tion in our power—so much so that he
at length signified a willingness to go
anywhere to please us, provided we
would not go into any bad places.
" Dinner time came,
and a most capi
tal dinner we had. We had selected
one of the best hotels, for the prices
were no higher there than at places of
lower repute, and, in fact, not so high,
for these low places fleece a sailor most
unmercifully. The eatables were dis
patched with becoming gusto, and then
the wine was brought on.
"Ah ! what - have you here ?" asked
Jack; betraying some uneasiness at the
appearance of the glasses and bottles.
"Only a little new wine," I replied,
as carelessly as I could. "Mere juice of
the , Trape.'
" But it is wine, ne'vertheless," pur
" It isn't wine," cried Sam Pratt, who
was one of the hardest nuts old Neptune
" No," chimed in Tim flack, another
of about the same stamp. "It's only a
little simple juice. Come, boys, fill
' The glasses were accordingly filled,
Sam Pratt performing that duty, and
he took good care that Jack's glass had
a good quantity of sweetened rum in
"No," said .Jack, as the glass was
moved towards him; "If you are going
to commence thus, 1 will keep youeoiii
pany • with ' water While you remain
orderly, but I will not touch wine." .
" This was spoken. very mildly, and
with a kind smile, but yet it was spoken
firmly, and we could see that our Part
was about being knocked in the head.
We urged him todrink with us—only
one glass, it no more. We told him how
innocent it was, and how happy his so
cial glass would make us ; but we could
not move him.
" Then let him go !' cried Tim, who
had already drank some. In fact, all of
us but Jack had drank more or less du
ring the forenoon. ',Let him go. We
don't want the mean fellow with us!'
'That's it,' added Sam, with a bitter
' off he goes.' If he's too good to drink
with his.shipmates, we don't want him.'
" ' You ini , ,understand me,' said Jack,
in a tone of pain. 'I am not too good
to drink with you, in the sense in which
you would take it. But Ido not wish to
drink at all.'
" Too stingy, that's all,' said I, de
termined to make him drink, if I could.
But Jack looked at me so reproachfully
as I said this t.
, that I wished .1 had not
spoken as rdid.
" If you wish to enjoy your wine,
messniates,' paid Small, at theAtime time
rising fi omj his chair, `you can do stf,
but I beg you will excuse me. I will
pay my share of the expenses for the
" And for your share of the wine,'
said Tim, for we ordered it for you.'
" ' No,' returned Jack, I cannot pay
for any of the wine—'
" Mean!' cried two or three at a
" No, no, messmates, not mean. I
will pay for the whole - of--the
for every - article you and I haVe -- hadAto
the house, save the wine.'
" And as he spoke he rang the bell.—
He asked the waiter who entered what
the bill was for the company, without
the wine; and after the amount had
been stated, he took out his purse to pay
it, when Sam Pratt, who was our ac
knowledged leader, caught his arm.
" No—not so,' said Sam. ' You shall
not pay for it, for we will not eat at the
expense of one who will sneak out of a
scrape in this way. We want nothing
more to do with you unless you take a
glass of wipe -with us.'
" ' Very well,' said Jack ; and as he
spoke I could see that his lip quivered,
and that he dared not speak more.
" He turned towards the door then,
but before he reached it Tim Black ran
and caught him, at the same time ex-
" ' May I be blessed if you go off so,
any way._You've commenced, and now
you've go to stick it out.'
" This was the signal for us to' com
mence again, and once more we tried to
urge Jack to drink the wine ; and when
we found that urging would not do, we
commenced to abuse and scoff,' We ac
cused him of trying to step olk.r us on
board the ship, and of all other bad things
of which we could think. For a while
the poor fellow seemed inclined to let
his auger get the upper hands; but at
length he calmed himself, and stepping
back, to his chair, he said :
",' Shipmates, will you listen tome for
a omeut ?'
" Silence gave consent, and in a mo
ment more he resumed :
" Since matters have come to.this
pass, I have resolved to tell you what I
had meant to keep locked up in my bo
" We had always thought, from Track's
manner, that there was something pecu
liar'connected with his early life, and
we were all attention in a moment.
`." My story is but a very short one,'
he continued, ' and I can tell it in a very
few words. From the time of my ear
liest childhood I never knew what it
was to have a happy home. My - father
was a drunkard ! Once he bad been a
good man and a good husband, but ru}pi
ruined all his manhood and made a
brute of him. 1 can remember hqw
cold and cheerless war i the first winter
of my life to which my memory leads
My mind. We had no tire—no food—
no clothes—no joy—no nothing, noth
leg but misery and woe! My poor
mothey used to clasp me to her bosom
to keep me warm, and once—once I
remember—when her very tears froze
on my cheek ! 0, howiny mother pray
ed to God for her husband; and I, who
could but just prattle, learned to pray,
too. And I used to see that husband
and father return to his home, and I
remember how my poor mother cried '
" When i grew ()tiler I had to go out
and beg for bread. All cold and shiv
ering I waded through the deep snow,
with my clothes in tatters and my freez
ing feet almost bare. And I saw other
children dressed warm and comfortable,
and I knew they were happy, for they
laughed and sang as they bounded
along towards school. Those boys had
sober fathers. I knew that their fathers
were no better than mine had been once,
for my mother had told me how noble
my own father could , be if the accursed
demon rum were not in his way; but
the faital power was upon him, and
though he often promised, and though
he often tried, yet he could not escape.
"Time passed on and I was eight
years old, and those eight years of such
sorrow and suffering as I pray „God may
neversee another experience. At length
,one cold morning in the dead of winter,
say father was not at home. He had
not been at home through the night.—
My mother sent me to the tavern to see
if I could find hith. I had gone half
the way when I saw something in the
snow by the side of the road. I stopped,
and a shudder ran through me, for it
looked like a human form. I Went up
to it, and turned the 'head over and
brushed the snow from his face. It was
my father—and he was stiff 'and cold!
I-laid-my hand upon his pale brow,and
it was like solid marble. He wasdead !'
"Poor Jack stopped a moment and
wiped his eyes. Not one' of us spoke,
for we had become too • deeply moved.
But he soon went on.
went to the tavern and told the
people there what I had found, and the
landlord sent two of his men to carry
the frozen body of my father home.
o,shipmates; I cannot tell you how my
mother wept and groaned. She sank
down upon her knees and clasped the
icy corpse to her beating bosom, as
though she would have given it life
from the warmth of her own breast.
She loved her husband through all his
errors, and her love was all powerful
now. The - two men went away and
left the body still on the floor. My
mother wished me to come and kneel
by her side. I did so. " My child,"
she said to me, and the big tears were
• with'g down her cheeks, " you know
what has caused all this. This man
was once as noble and happy and true
as a man can he, but 0, see how he has
been stricken down. Promise me, my
child, 0 promise, here, before God and ,
your dead father, and your broken-heart- j
ed mother, that you will never, never,
, touch a single drop of the fatal poison
1 that ilitS wrought for us all this misery."
" 0, shipmates I did promis , t. then
and there, all that ,
my mother asked,
and God knows that to this moment
that promise has never been broken.—
My father was buried, and some good,
, kind neighbors helped us through the
, winter. When the next spring came I
could work, and I earned something for
my mother. At length I found a chance
to ship, and I did so, and every time I
go home I have some money for my
mother. Not for the wealth of the
whole world would I break the pledge
I gave my mother and my God on that
dark, cold morning. And' even had I
made no such pledge I would not - touch
the fatal cup, for I - know that I have a
fond, dotingmother Who would be made
miserable by.my dishondr, and 1 would
rather die than bring more sorrow upon
'her head, Perhaps you have no moth
ers ; and if you have perhaps they do
not look to you for support, for I know
you too well to believelhat either of you
would ever bring down a loving moth
er's gray hairs in sorrow to the 'grave.
That is all, shipmates. Let me go now,
and you may enjoy yoqrselves alone,
for I do not believe that you will again
urge the wine cup upon Me."
" As Jack thus spoke he turned to
wards the door, but Tim Black stopped
" Hold on, Jack," .cried Tim, wiping
his eyes and starting up from his chair.
"You shan't go alone. I hare got a
mother, and love her as well as you
love yours, and your mother shall not
be happier than mine, for by the love
bear-her, I here swear that she shall
never have a drunken son. I will drink
"Give us your hand, Tinl," cried
Sam Pratt. I'll go with you."
" I waited no more but quickly start
ing from my chair I joined the other
two, find ere long the whole five of us
joined with Jack Small in his noble
life-plan. - We called for pen, ink- and
paper, and made Jack draw up aPledge.
He signed it first and we followed him,
and when the deed was done I know
we were far happier than we bad been
before for years. The wine upon the
table was untouched, and the liquor we
had drank during the forenoon was now
all gone in its effect.
"Towards evening we returned to the
Ship. There was atrown upon the cap
tain's brow as we came over the side,
for he had never known us to come off
from a day's liberty sober. But When
we had all come over the side and re
ported ourselves to him his countenance
changed. He could hardly give credit
to the evidence of his own senses.
" Look here, boys," he said, after he
had examined us thoroughly, " what
- does this mean ?"
"Show him the paper," whispered
"Jack had our pledge, and without
speaking he handed it to the captain.—
' He took it and read it, and his face
changed its expressions several times.
At length I saw a tear start to his eye.
"Boys," he said, as he 'folded up the
paper, let me keep this and if you stick
to your noble resolution you shall never
want a friend while I live."
"We let the captain keep the paper,
and when he had put it in his pocket
he came and took'us each in tune by the
hand. He was much affected, and I
knew the circumstance made him hap
py. From that day our prospects
brightened. Jack Small no longer had
our en*y, for lie took hold and taught
us navigation, and we were proud of
him. -.ou the next voyage we alt .ix
were rated as able seamen, and received
full wages, and we left not that noble
hearted captain until we left to Wonie
officers on board other ships.
" Jack Small is now one of the best
masters in the world, and I belieVed
The Proprietors have stocked the establishment with
a large assortment of modern styles
JOB AND CARD TYPE
- AND PAST PRESSES,
and are prepared to execute neatly, and promptly,
POSTER:, HAN MULLS, CIRCULARS, C.CRDS, BILL
• HEADS, LETTER READS, STATEMENTS,
TOWNSHIP ORDERS, Arc., Ac. -
Deeds, Mortgagee. Leases. and a fall assortment of
Constables' and Justices' Blanks, constantly on hand.
People living at a distance can depend on having their
work done promptly. and 'tent back in return mail.
illirOartcr—Ray's block, Second Floor.
,the rest of our party-are still living, boll
ored and respected men. Three years
ago we all met—the whole six of us—at
the Astor House in New York, and not
one of us had broken the pledge which
we made in the hotel at Rio. Four of
us were then commanders of good ships,
one was a merchant in New York, and
the other was just going out as a Ameri
can consul to one of the Italian cities
on the Mediterranean.
" You know why I do not drink wine
with you, and of course you will not
urge it upon me, nor take my refusal as
a mark of coldness or disrespect.
THE lIISC'HIEFS OF FUR CAPES.—If
an editor who is a man says anything
about feminine clothing, he is apt to be
told that he knows nothing about it. A
woman is more likely to meet with a
'respectful hearing. Let us therefore
give heed to what the editress of, the
Ladies' Friend says in the January
number of that sprightly magazine.
ter some very sensible remarks on la
dies shoes, she continues :
But there is an article of dresS worn
now, as irrational in its way as thin
shoes,and exemplifying the feminine
weakness of preferring beauty to comfort.
We never see the fur capes so common
*in winter without a shudder at the mis
chief we know they are doing. If their
warmth is no more than comfortable,
then it follows that the ordinary cloth
ing of the vital parts of the body is in-
Isuificient, and the system is in &chronic
shiver except when the fur cape is on.
If suitable winter clothing is habitually
worn, then the Air is too heavy an addi
tion, and over-heating, followeaby dam
' gerous chillness upon the removal, is the
regular consequence of wearing it.—
Either way the throat and chest suffer.
If fur capes, fit only for the coldest
weather, were only worn at such times,
they would be less injurious, but every
body knows that if a lady has a hand
some set of furs she will sport them, in
full equipment, at all times through our
variable seasons, not excepting the mid
winter thaw, that feels likes winner.—
There are ways enough of wearing fur,
the most beautiful and useful of winter
luxuries in dress, without thus abusing
To which we add we wish the ladies
would throw away the fur things while
in church, unless the heating apparatus
is out of service. Wearing such things
out of doors may be :a' milt -sable; Wear
ing them inside of a heated and crowd
ed building, is both absurd and un
CURE FOR A FOUL Moura.—When
the encampment was near their home,
little Stephen loved to go with his fa
ther, who was an officer, to see the
tents, the drill, and to hear the music.
He was much, about the camp, and
learned even tobeat a tattoo upon the
drum. One day' the General came
up and used some very profane words..
The child knew the language was wick
ed, and said fo the General, "Sir, it is
wrong to use such words as you do."
Alter a little while the General swore
again. "Oh, sir," said the little one,
-it would not do f r you to be mam
ma's little boy." " Vby not, my chap?"
"Because, sir, ifs e should hear you
say wicked words, e would wash your
mouth out with so p and charcoal."
THE AftcHoscoPE.—Wtih the help of
his microscope, man can enter into a
world unknown to the ignorant and al
together invisible to the unassisted ,eye.i
In every plant and flower which adbrias
the field, iu every leaf of the foresA iu
the seeds, pickles, and down of all vege
tables, he perceives beauties and har
monies, and exquisite contrivances, of
Which, without this instrument, he
could have formed no conception. In
every scale of haddock he perceives
beautiful piece of net-work, admirably
contrived and arranged, and in the scale
of a sole a still more diversified struct
ure, which no art could imitate, termi
nated with pointed spikes, and formed
with admirable regularity. Where noth
ing but a speck of moldiness appears to
the naked eye, he beholds a forest of
mushrooms with long stalks, and with
leaves and blossoms distinctly visible.
In the eye , ' of a common fly, where
others can see only two small protub
erance, he perceives several thousands
of beautiful transparent globes, exquis
itely rounded and polished, placed with
the utmost regularity in rows, crossing
each other like a kind of lattice-work,
and forming the most admirable piece
of mechanism which the eye can con
template. The small dust that covers
the wings of moths and butterflies he
perceives to epsider of an infinite mul
titude of feathers of various forms, not
much unlike the feathers of birds, adorn
ed with the most bright and vivid col
ors. In an animal so small that the na
ked eye can scarcely distinguish it as a
visible point. he perceives a head, mouth
eyes, legs, joints, bristles, hair, and oth
er animal parts and functions; as nicely
formed and adjusted, and endowed with
as much vivacity, agility, and intelli
gence as in the large animals. In the
tail of a small fish or the foot of a frog,
he can perceive variegated branches of
the veins and arteries, and the blood
circulating through them with amazing
, velocity. In at drop of stagnant water
he perceives thousands of living beings
of various shapes and sizes, beautifully
formed, and swimming with wanton
vivacity, like fishes in the midst of the
ocean. Iu short, by this instrument he
perceives that the whole earth is full of
animation, and that there is not a single
*tree, plant or flower, and scarcely a drop
of water, that is not teeming with life
and people with its peculiarinhabitants.
He thus enters, as it were, into a new
world, invisible to other eyes, where
every object in the animal, vegetable
and mineral kingdoms present a new
and interesting aspect, and unfolds beau
ties, hamioniea, contrasts and exquisite
contrivances, altogether inconceivable
by the ignorant and unreflecting mind.
A burglar was once frightened out of
his scheme of robbery by the sweet
simplicity of a solitary spinster, who
putting - her night-capped head out of
the window exclaimed; "Go away!
ain't you asliamedr
The best description of weakness we
have ever heard is the wag's query to
his wife, when she gave him some
chicken broth, if she would not try to
coax the chicken just to - wade through
the soup once more. •
Mr". Grundy is opposed to gambling.
She calls for a Red Sea, like that of old,
to destroy Faro and all his hosts.
The - sumr wedding thirty days after
marriage is the newest thing out.