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is PulLobed eTery Wednesday Horning, at $2,00 a
Tor. turariably to adva nee, by
COBB & VAN GELDER
L. E. CvtP. J
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-9,CAI 1 15.00 1 20,00 I 25,00
I_2Column ...... 12,00 2,3.00 30,00 32,00 45,00
)columu 'O.OO 25,00 45.00 G 5,00 60,00
2 iz. l ue.le / Mneett el.oo-50 cte.eaeh week thereafter.
Adtamlarr.tors and ilrecutvra Noticee 52,00 each,
BuSaless Garda at fire lines y 5,00 per rear.
tv. TEMBELL & C 0.,.
WAOLES AVE DRUGUISTS,: srol dealors in
Will Paper, lierussene Lamps; Window Gloat,
Perturnery, Paints anti Gilt,
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1866.-Iy.
w A. NICHOLS.
ITTORNEY 'CND CO 3Z AT
Office f oral erly occupied by...tames Lowrey; Esq.
lisbore, Jau. 1,186 E-17. - -
S. F. StSAIBLIN,`
BARBER AND SI4R
; DRESSED,. Shop over
C. L. Wilcox's Store. -
Wellsboro, Jan. 1,1.866.—1 y.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Court Street, apposite
the Coon House, Williamsport, Pa,
Jan. 6,1866-1 p•
11. W. WILLI.I..*S,, W K. H. SMITS.
ATTORNEY AND tOUNSELOR AT LAW
I ns urance, Bounty and PCIIISIOD Agency, Main
street Wellab"ro, Pa., Jan. I, 1886.
1011/11 1. MITCHELL.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Mee lately tnettpleil by John W. guernsey
Esq., Tioga, Tioga Comity, Penn'a. 'Prompt
Jan 1, 1866.-I.y•
S. F. Wilson.. J. B. AllAsr
WILSON & 'NILES, -
ATTORNEYS A. COUNSELORS AT LAW,
(First door from Bigoney's, on the Avenue)—
Will attend to business entrusted to their care
in the counties of Tiognand Potter •
We}labor°, Jan. 1, 1566.
TAILOR. Sbop first floor.nortb aL. A. atanfe
Shoe Shop. ggrentting, Fitting, and. Repair.
ing done promptly and well.
Wencher°, Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.-Iy.
.SOH N B. SHAHS PEARE,
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over -Boweta's
Store, second floor.
.T -Cutting, fieting, ant
Repairing done promptly and in best style.
Welisboro, , 1866—1 y
PLN NSYLVANIA HOUSE,
CORNER OF MATN STREET k TILE AVENUE
J. W. BiGOICY, Proprietor. This popular Hotel,
hns been re : acted and ra-fan 4 shed.thronglimt,
is now open to the public at d 'first:clams
hones. A good hostler always on hand.
Wellsboro, Jan. 1,1863.-1 y
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
thashopTately:oreupled by Mr. P; C,lictic t .and
am prepared to shoe horses and oxen;antr to
do all kinds of work pertaining to the busi..
13e)38 in a superior wanner.
Welleboro, Pa; Jan. I, 1888.1.4 y.•
IZAA,II WALTON - 111611:113t;
Gaines, Toga County, Pa.
B. C. VERMILYEi., PROPRIETOR. This is a
new hotel Located within easy access uf the
best fishing and hunting grounds in North
ern Penusylvnnia. No paine . will. be spared
for the accommodation of pleasure Seekers and
the traveling public. Van. 1, 1866.1
I. HERVEY EWVNG,
ATTORNEY' AND - CO.I7NSELOB
No. 11 Law Building,—St. Paul St ,Ilatitaore.
Rtrearaer.s.—Levin Gale, Attoroey at , Law,
Edward Israel, A tt'y at Law,Rev. J. Melt".
Riley, D. D.. Rev. Henry Slicer, D. D., eon
field, Bro. 4 Co., F. Grove th Co., Ludwig &
McSherry, John F. MeJilton, .Esq.., Robert Law.
son, Rag; S. patherland, Eeq: (Mr: Eartga is
authorized to, transact an y
ing to this paper in Ralbienoro.j
Jan. 1, 1868-11. • -_
VIOLIN STRINGS at
WEBB'S DRUG; STORE
TXALL'S CELEBRATED VEGETABLE Flat lAN
HAIR RENEWER, cab be had at ROY'A Drpg
ROY'S DION 6TOR
VLOUR ANDPEED - , -- EUCK WHEAT
FLOUR, Meal, Pork and Balt, Tea, Coffee,
Sugar, Soap, Candler, Saleratna, Tobacco and
Kerotene Oil. Also, Mackerel, White Fisb, and
Trout, by the package or pound.
CRAB. N VALK/MAW.
Wellaboro, .an, 1, 1863. -
PRESS SCREWS, al4d scaleboards for
boxing cheese, also
Powder, Shot, sad Lead
15 r .IIT ce , u a-r E 'I? •
are also wait for Miles's Patent Money Drawer.
age as for Ribbon Stamps and Seal
Preece/. .ReMernber—at Gann & Tucker's Hard
ware Store Wellsboso.-
Jan. i566.-1y ,
REAL ESTATE 'FOB. SALE.—Ticeaty-five
acres of land near Wellsboro, an excellent
well fenced, a handsome. buildingeire and
line Tian of the towstsind eielnity, a peep' felling
spring of irate, &c. — Entititri_of"
4011N_ DIOKFNSON) Eq.
Delmar, Dec. 13, 188.5773 m,,,
NEW PgOTOGRAPIi GALLERY.—
has the pleasure to'' inform the citizens of toga
county that they have the best opportunity ever
offered them, to procure Ambrotypea, Ferrotypes;
Gems, Cartes de Visito, Vignettes, and all kinds
of fancy and popular card. and colored pictures,
at his Gallery on Elmira Sheet.
Ilan/field, Nov. 15,1S—tt P. M. SPENCEE.
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
4 - '
that books or recanting sub to the
Capital Stock of f
COMPANY, -wilt be opened et 10 o ' clock an Sat.
February 24. ISO, at the Hotel of J. W;
13 igoney, in the borough of Welleboro, Tioga
Penceylvacia. d. CLIRISTIE,
J. W. /MONEY,
Jan. 17 1866-tor
RINGS PORTABLE LEMONADE Li- the
on preparation of the kind made from
the fruit. As an article of economy, purity, and
denoioasiess,it cannot boeurpassad, and la room •
lmed. by physicists for _invalids end family.
t wil t Julep for yeare in any climate) wblle
its condensed forakeenders It espechallY 4 011 w: 1 -
. 4s:it for travelers. All Who use lemons are re-.
quested to give it a trial. Entertainments at
home. Fudge, asurpienlett altanWoot be without
it. For sale by all Dauggista and_ . fi rst-dace
Grocers. Manufactured only by
LOUIE F. METZGER,
No. 549 Pearl Bt., N. Y.
Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
[f. c. vAN usa.ma..
VOL. - XIII.
DtERFIELD WOOLEN FACTORY.
pliE UNDERSIGED liming purchased,
-I- the well known Woolen Factory of Messrs.
E.& B. S. Bowen'on the Cuwanesque River, two
miles east of Knoxville, takes this method- of
informing the inhabitants of Tioga and adjoining I
counties that twain - manufacture wool by the
yard or on shares to suit customers, into
FLANNELS, CASSIMERES, DOE-SKINS,
FULL CLOTHS, of all kinds.
'The machinery bas Leen 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 paitioular atten
Carding & Clans Dressing,
which will be done in the neatest possible man,
rrin7„,_having_added one new Roll Machine, will
enable him Co dispatch and accoulmodate - people
fiom it distance. Be would farther_bay that h e :
liairiirried on the business in manufacturing
*eel for' farmers in Bradford and adjoining
counties for-the past twenty years; he therefore
can warrannill Work and satisfy his customers,
using nothing , in manufacturing brit 'genuine
wool. - JOSEPH INGHAM.
Deerfield, Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
• SEPTEMBER Ist
EROM - THIS DATE, -
" • ,
'FOR READY PAY • ONLY !
CUSTOM BOOTS ...4.N1) SHOES;— ,
Leather, Findings, Ste.• '
PAID FOR .HIDES, 'PELTS,
DEER SKINS AND FURS.,
R. FRANKLIN SAYS:
"When you have anything to advertise, to
the public of it in plain, simple language."
I am manufacturing good custom made Boots
and Shoes which I will sell at fair prices, and
only for READY PAY: Such work cannot be
sold at as low rates per pair as eastern made
slop-work, but it can .and will be sold at prices
which will enable the purchaser to protect his
feel?* good substantial boots. - raore cheaply
than lipith poet slop.ahtip erliclq , which, even
if it chances not to fall in pieces with the first
weeks, service, is bat a doubtful protection in
wet and cold weather. Try me.
Buck and- Doeskins Wanted,
in the rod and short bine, for which I will pap
cash and a good price.
Beef-Hides and Calfskins Wanted, •
or which I will also pay cash.
Sheep Pelts Wanted,
for which I will also pay cash and the highest
mat ket price.
An - assortment' of sole, upper, calfskies- and
pegs, thread, !nails, awls, knives, shoe
hammers, Sc,, &,c., kept constantly on hand,
which I will sell cheap for cash. Shop on Main
Streetbetween and Bullard's.
• G. W. SEARS.
N. B. I can't give credit, because, t ,, be
,got it to. Give. ,4 "
2L . '
WellabOrd; Jan: 1, 1801: " " -
U. B. C ustlia
N EW GOODS AT PEACE PRICES!
The attention of the public is called to my stock of
DRY GOODS & GROCERI ES
which I have just purchased in New Yotk City
2b per cent. cheaper than those who purchased
earlier. I ant offering Goods very cheap,
Is Large acid Well Seleeted
~A~~ aNa wii~r~'~~~~~~s~oo~s
- - L .
MERINO* ALPACAS, PARAMAT
TAS, of all Colors, NOTIONS
GLOVES, HOSIERY, DRESS TRISI
MINDS, BUTTONS, RIBBONS, 4i0.;
A Large Stock of
BROWN,AND. B f LEA,CHED MUSLINS,
DENIM tri S, FLANNELS, Bc. ;
Fine Prints, fast colors, 24itillings per yd f .
Nice Brown Muslin, yard -wide, .24)Per p} :
‘,l3letiatted " • v" ---- tr-Ter ph
CillAirool Red Flannel, ,(5 Al q i r yd.
Shawls,. Hoop Skirts, 80018 & Shoes.
;: Abe wcomplets iwortment pf
SIJOAES, TEAS, COFFEES; 'le.,
READY FIA.DE CLOTHING,
VLOTHS OF ALL KINDS,
MEN'S 4 - HATS
. sit styles,
L►ll of which will '134) sold forseasiii4iW"ibli
Door above Poet Oftlee
.710 GS, Nov. 19; 2866-tit.
:THE MASON 3z HA.MLIN'S 7 CASELVET
ORGANS' forty' different st7Jes,2adaidad to
taored and secular antsici,- for Silolo $4OO each.
- -Thirty-Five =Gad or.Bilver Aftdatsier other first
_lirerniumatwardett thers. , - Illustrated Catalogues
• sent free. Address, - MASON tO HAMLIN, Bos
ton, or MASON BROTHERS, New York. •
[Sept. 13, 1885-1.y.1
,f, - ;11.1;tc,
PO CASH O
1 MY STOCK
of all Descriptions,
MERES,_ SATINETS, EEN-'7,*
DRur AND MEDICI
LANG t WFIATE,
Of MANSFIELD, Pa., have just received and
offer to the inhabAttess el ,Tioga county, at the
Lowest cash prices,Vitirge and wellasiorted stock
of the following first class gouda:
DRUGS,.-MEDICINES,. do DYE. STUFFS,
Paints . , _Oil, Putty and Glass, Rowe Stevens'
Family Dyes, , Patent Alodivinas, Perfumery
Toilet Soaps, Oita and Pomades!
Bobool and Alisceilterfeous Books,
) Books, and Blink 'Deeds of
all kinds, Diaries for
Photagrek ,and Autograph Albrims, Gold Pens
and Pocket putltry, Ali kinds of Toys, -
Tobacco, Snuff k Cigars of best
VIOLINS, GUITARS, ACCORDEONS;
and all kinds of Stusieal Lisirnments and musical
merchandiee. All the most popular Sheet Music
always on band...,
By special arrangements with the largest man
ufacturing house in New York; we can furnish all
It was in the early part of October,—,
;that the Rev. Mr. Allan started to walk to
`Farmer Owen's, over the hills. He had
i to cross two low spurs of the Green
;Mountains,as he climbed to the top of
'the second, rich valley of the Otter
-Creek laid spread out before him. At
any other timehe would have stopped
to admire its- gentle undulations, its
'great flower garden of forest :trees., rich
• in every color : and hue, its silver threads
winding their way to the waters of Lake
Chainplain, and the 'glorious autumn
light which lay like a golden mantle
over them all. But this afternoon he
'seemed oppressed by the beauty which
surrounded him:., He looked upon it
with eyes misty ' from tears. There
was ndull, heavy weight upon his heart
—a weight which even the long, fervent
prayers that he had uttered so unceas
ingly . since noon had failed to move.
Between,hirn and that landscape, we
might almost say, between him and the
nierey seat, there moved a slight, tall
boy, with laughing blue eyes, cluster
; ing•broWn hair, and lips always ready
with a merry, pleasant word. To-day,
!there was Bennie, nutting. under the
.bar,e brawny arms of the butternuttree ;
throwing his line into the little brooks
that came babbling down from the steep
Mountain side ; driving his cows along
the narrow foot-path; standing with
Blossom under the bright - maple, and
shouting - with pride and joy as she
:wreathed her pretty face in the gay
"014 - Bennie' Bennie l" Mr. Allah
hardly knew he was calling the name,'
until it came-back to him with such ail
empty, mocking sound, from the heart
less echo ; "almost"—Mr. Allan thought,
startling himself by the seeming impiety
of the words—"alniost as if there were
no great, kind father over us ail."
As he came near Farmer Owen's
house he saw his oxen yoked to the
plough. He knew they had been there
"since the telegraph came. Mr. Owen
had 'read it in the field, -gone to the
house and forgotten them, and no - one
had dared to put them up. He was a
man Wily capable of taking care of his
own-affairs under any circumstances,
never having been known before to for
Mr. Allan beckoned to an Irishman
. who was - Passing, and asked him to take
'care of them. The man came with an
awed,look upon his face, as if even there
l*tstood in the presence of a great sorrow,
and without the least noise obeyed.
Mr. Allan walked on slowly toward
! the house. He had known Mr. Owens
for many years, and he knew him Well:
Indeed, there was a -peculiar bond of
sympathy between- the`-two - men. In,
, all his large parish, there was not one
upon whom the minister relied as he
did upon the strong, sturdy farmer.
:.Many and many an hour he ad walked
by his side when lie was upturning
,earth, and had discoursed
with him on topics - which would"-have
sounded harsh and repulsive to common
ears, but which were fraught with deep
and vital interest to them. Mr. Owen
:was a' direct descendant of the Puritans,
- and every'diop of blood in his veins was
tinged With as strong and true a "blue"
'tie if he himself had landed in the May
flower. He took naturally to the ster
ner doctrine of religion, while Mr. Allan,
versed in all the modern lore, questioned
• and doubted. The key-stone of Mr
It: '-; • - • ft:, • Owen's theology was the sovereignty of
WHOLESALE 41; 'RETAIL:" ` },'Pelod-L"Shail not the Judge of all the
,1 .1.;/:, • . E eartli 'do - right?" This was the man
tiNDVSNEhNEJ): - .bavhfg••formed upon whom God had now laid his hand
a acepartnersliip nuaeetlie name asd Miller so heatily;, and Mr. Allan felt that if
the trial brought no murmur, no rebell
''' 4t- 6OOfIKY '4lc. Co., „, ; ioii - xigabist that mighty Sovereign; the
stern old faith were indeed a, rich One
;eats ba.katiyi ) at the oie ptand,:eanier of main in which to live and die. Heknew that
and Mill Streets, where tliey:Will keep constantly -one element in this war was Puritan.
on hand a general aisortinent uf= - , Sons of the Roundheads filled up the
:ranks of-the Northern army. They
SifitES; LEATHER' AI3D marched to battle to strains of the old
FINDINGS; ' tunes that had lingered iu the nursery
.and the sanctuary from the day that
of the best quality, which they win nu B .
cheap 'Cromwell and his soldiers cliiintedthem
on Marston Moor. All down- the aisles:
for Cash, as to make,it an object for dealers to
bird. • - • - •of -
' - time came tramping to the music,
mailed men, bearing on their shields the
two words, Liberty and Equality. They
. trembled on Mr. OWen's lips with ' his
MEN'S, t Bork : ettLE, ' 'lClP, STOGA parting
blessing to his boy. Would he
• remember them, and would they cum
fort and give him strength now ?
Where there is afiletion in a house,
oar o icatinkieture. 4 ' 41sci; • the' minister is at home. Mr. Allan en
- 1 ' tered without knocking, and made his
'ol*ElitthitlitollA L, KID; - Way to the large, old-fashioned kitchen
•iii-41.1;g41111SSES %SHOES. in which ,he was sure of finding the
French and Oak - Stock constantlyon ' • There, by a table, his arms fold
sale. Cash paid at all times for BlDES , bPah,(W'edd laid heavily upon it, sat Mr.
:and..1111415., - , , • vwen. His - wife was in a small rock
;11; ing-chair by the lire,, and Blossom, a
TERAfq—attgli ON .OELI'VERie. voune• t . girl, sat between them.
rose to welcome him; so
•• I did Blossom ; .but the wife did not, no-
Knoxville, Pa. .
J. RICHARDSON, Elmira, N.Y. tiee• him • she cat still, rocking herself
Knoxville, Jan. I, 1866-4 f. I to and fro, looking at the blazing Snood.
Mr. Allan put a hand in the brawny
Farm for Sale
one that was held out toward him, and
laid the other on Mr. Owen's great, hea-
TN Elk township, Tioga County Pa,, containing--
hreaSt: — " - My - friend:" ~ he• Said,
1 124 acres, 40'acrea improved. Said farm is
how i s it wi th
the decrees of -
watered by numerous springs. A small stream of OR
water sufficient for churning, sawing wood, ,to., " Just and true are all thy ways, thou
runs through the farm near the buildings. It it 'King of saints," faltered out the
well.ihnutecifor a good dairy farm. A portion oil There - waS something strange in his
it is good grain land. Two log houses, frame :voice—a thin, womanly sound, so-unlike
barn.and other out buildings thereon. A thrifty the deep', 'stentorian:tones in -which he
youn g °retard of 70 or 80 apple, pear or plum bad - always eppxe,fore:. - All an. ,
trees. A good school house,
on the adjoining' wheh lie hear , Almost felt as if - it had
farm. The above farm - might be divided into dealt him a blow.
two small farms of 82 acres each. Price $l2 par , T hank God! He h as no t then for .
aor- cash down: a. Terms eas -
Inqu . A e
l ob liberal deduction made saken -- you, and from the depths of this
0. /3.. KEW.; Wellshore or deep trouble you can still say,- The Ma
wm.i7PDIKE, oti the p.reiniseal ktrofall dooth well."
Jan. 17, 1866.-tf. I " Yes—yes ;" and for an instant there
reqUired iXt „
• :BRASS S
Parties wishing Instruments will save ten per
cent. by communicating with as before parchas
FREE OF CHARGE, AND
WARRANTED IN EVERY RESPECT.
Pianosterod• hfelodennitio ment . :Oli4ensonablo
terms, Agents for the celebrated Florence Bcw-
ing Machines. LANG WHITE
Mansfield, Dee.til, lslls-4303.
p u, G STORE.
Dr. W.AV."‘WIRIBB & BRO.
Have opened s Drug and Chemical Store, on
110 . - meignik ki4-ble4ceitiieedings,' whore shay
infdeltinteeplf faireielytikent , o f .
DRUGS AND MEDICINES. •
A gond article of Medicinal Liquors and Wines.
Prescriptions carefully prepared.
advice given free of charge.
NEW FIRBI4tNEW,GOODS,,AT TJOGA,i
Weald respectfully itincunce . to whore - it
'may coneers," that they-keep-eoutently on band
&Jorge and welt selected assortment. of
DRUG,,,4I . !p.,IkEtpx.AcINEO, ,
" - 'OILS, -
'DY'E "i'LrFFS. FAMILY tiYES, LAMPS,.
- _ , tOLASEOVA.RE ; PLATED wd)at - p, .
enoh as OASTORS, SPOONS;
TEA & TABLE, YORKS.
ENVELOPES, SCHOOL• BOOKS, • '
ir'eii.',Ve,-15piee, Pepper, Gin-.
/ v - e - r;-/iiateratn.., Starch,
TOILET, r AND .WASHING - SOAPS;
- 'antfiin endless variety of
z YANKEE- -NOTIONS.
ku., Oct, 4, kB6ti---.13,41,..
KNOXV I L L E:
Lir Boot, klue--.and ;lotitor Store.
Otfr Stock Codsists firiait of
.... ~ J...
-U±. tiltltit ii
WELLSBORO, PA., MARCH 7, 1866.
Merrily bounds the toorning bark -
Along the summer deft •
Merrily *mats the morning lark
The tomnoaft-Wignn tree;
Merrily * sunies the morning rose
- The morning ann to see;
And merrily, merrily greets the rose
, The honeyaucking bee -;
But merrier, merrier fin- than these '
Who bring on wings the morning breeze,
A music sweeter than heroic's. .
happy group of fusee and graces,
graceful forms and lovely faces. '
All in gay delight outtlow'n ;
Out flown from their school room cages,
School-room rules, and school-morn pages,
-- Loyelyleirthelr teens and tresses,
Hummer smiles, and traminer dresses,
Joyous in their. dance and snug,
With:sweet sisterly caresses,
Arm in arm they speed along.
TUE PURITAN Or 1863.
BY MRS. D. C. ROBIN:, MIDDLEIMTtY, VT
glimmered from his dull eye a spark of
the old controversial tire—" You don't
suppose Ihave held on to that anchor
when "the skies - were cloudless, and the
little waves just rocked my bark, to let
alone of it now—now, when the great
waves and billows are going over me, do
you ?, I've planted it firm, and it don't
yield; no, it don't yield, but the strain
.God send it may carry me
into port! 0, Mr. Allan, say it will! It
has seemed to me to-day so dark, so in
scrutable, that he—my Bennie! Mr.
Allan, there is a good, wise purpose be
hind it all. Can you see it?"
"To bring you nearer the kingdom,"'
said the minister.
"0, don't tell me that; I can't bear
it. God is too wise ; He knows a hund
red such souls as mine are not worth one
of my Bennie's. I can "suffer, if I am
too great a sinner for God's grace to save
—but Bennie 1 Bennie! ! I have sat
here all day, since the news came. won
dering, wondering, he was so good a
son"—and Mr. Owen's voice grew inar
ticulate with emotion—" suck a dear,
precious, noble boy ! I thought, when
I gave him to his country, that not a fa
ther in all this broad laud made so pre
cious a gift—no, not one. God forgive
me if my grief is sin. Mr. Allan, the
dear bay only slept a minute, just one
little minute, at his post; I know that
was all; for Bentlie never dozed over a
duty. How prompt and reliable he was'."
arid Mr. Owen's eye wandered out over
the brown fields, with such a perplexed,
wondering look. "I know he only fell
off one little second; he was so young,
and not strong, that boy of mine l "Why
he was as tall as I, and only eighteen !
and now they shoot him because he was
found asleep when doing sentinel duty."
Mr. Owen repeated these words very
slowly, as if endeavoring to find out
their true meaning; "Twenty-four
hours, the telegraph said—only twenty
four hours. Where is Bennie now ?'
"We will hope with his heavenly Fa
ther," said Mr. Allan, smoothinely.
"Yes, yes, let us hope; God is very
merciful, and Bennie was so good—l do
not mean holy;" hesaid, correcting him
self sharply ; "there is none holy—no,
not one—but Jesus died for sinners.
Mr. Allan, tell me that. Oh, Bennie,
The mother raised herself asshe heard
his name called, and turning, said, with
"Don't call so loud, father. Bennie is
not far off: he will come soon."
"God laid his hand on them both, you
see," said Mr. Owen, pointing to her,
without making any. direct reply. "She
has not been justly herself since. It is a
merciful thing she is sort of stunned, it
seems to me! she makes no wail. Poor
Mother! if my heart was not broken, it
would almost kill me to see her so.
Bennie was her idol. I told her often
God had said, 'Thou shalt have noother
Allan looked iu astonishment at
the bowed man as he came now and
stood before him. These few hours
had done the work ofyears. Thesinewy
frame was tottering, the eyes were
dimmed, and the sudden sorrow had
vrritten itself in deep wrinkles all over
his manly face. He recognized thepower
of the great, kind heart ,simple and
almost childlike in its innocent, cling
ing effectiou ; how could this be recon
ciled with the stern, strong head—the
head that to common observers outlined
the character of the man? "God have
mercy on you. He is trying you in a
fernace seven times heated," he ex
claimed, almost involuntarily.
"`I should be ashamed, father !' he
said, 'when I am a man, to think I never
used this great right arm'—and he held
it out so proudly before me—'for my
country, when it needed it. Palsy it,
rather, than keep it at the plough.'
"Go, Bennie, then go. my boy,' I
said, 'and God keep you.' God has kept
him, I think, Mr. Allan!" and the far
mer repeated these last words slowly, as
if, in spite of his head, his heart doubt
"Like the apples of his eye,Mr. Owen,
doubt it not i"
Blossom!liad sat near them listening,
with blaudhed cheek. She had not shed
a tear to-day, and the terror in her face
had been so very still, no one had no
ticed it. She had occupied herself me
chanically in the household cares,
which her mother's condition devolved
entirely upon her, Now she answered
a gentle tap at the kitchen door, open
ing it to receive from a neighbor's hand
a letter. " Is-is from /rim," was all she
Twas like a message from the dead.
Mr. Oweu could not break the 'seal for
his trembling fingers, and held it to
wards Mr. Allan, with the helplessness
of a child.
The minister opened it, and obedient
to a motion from the father, read as fol
" Deur Father: When this reaches
you I shall be in eternity. At first it
seemed awful to me; but I have thought
about it so much now that it has no ter
ror. They Say they will not bind me,
nor blind me, but that I may meet my
death like a man. I thought, father, it
inight have been on the battle-field, for
my country, twd' that, when I fell, it
would be fighting gloriously; but to be
shot down like a dog for nearly betray
ing it, to die for neglect oftintv 1 fath
er, I wonder the very thought does not
kill me. But I shall not disgrace you.
I am going to write you all about it,
and when I am gone, you may tell my
comrades_ I can't now.
" You know 'promised Jemmy Carr's
mother I would look after her boy, and
when he fell sick I did all I could for
him. Eie was not strong when he wa.4
ordered back into the ranks, and the
day before that night I carried all his
luggage, besides my own, on our march.
Toward night we went in on double
quick, and though the luggage began to
feel - very heavy, everybody else was
tired too, and as for Jemmy, if I had
not lent him an arm now and then, he,
would have dropped by the way. I WII4
all tired out when we came into camp,
and then it was Jemmy's turn to be sen
try, and I would take his place, but I
was too tired, father. I could notbave
kept awake if I had had a gun at my
head, but I did not know it until—well.
until it was too late."
" God be thanked," interrupted Mr.
Owen, reverently, " I knew Bennie
was not the boy to sleep carelssly athis
" They tell me to-day that I have a
short reprieve given to me by circum
stances, time to writeyou," our good
Colonel says. Forgive him, father, he
only does his duty ; he would gladly
'save me if he could, and don't lay my
'death up against Jemmy. The poor
boy is broken-hearted, and dins noth
ing but beg and entreat them to let him
die in my stead.
I can't bear to think of mother and
Blossom. Comfort them, father ! Tell
them rdie as a brave boy should, and
that when the war is over they will not
be ashamed of me, as they must be now.
God help me, it is very hard to bear.
Good-bye, father, God seems neat and
dear to me, not at all as if he wished me
to perish forever, but as: if he felt sorry
t,v this poor, sin ful,i broken-hearted
child, and would take him to• be with
him and my Saviour in 4 better—better
A great sob burst from Mr. pe'en's
heart. " Amen," .he eaht solemnly.
" To-night in the early twilight l
shall see the cows all coming home
from pasture. Daisy and, Brindle and
Bet ; old Billy, too, will neigh to me
from his stall, and precious little Blos
som stand on the back stoop waiting
for me—but I shall never—never come.
God bless you all; forgive your poor
Late that night the door of the " back
stoop" opened softly, and a little figure
glided out and down the footpath that
led to the road by the mill. : She• seemed
rather flying than walking, turning her
head to the right nor the left; starting
not, as the full moon stretched queer,
fantastic shapes all around her, looking
only now and then to heaven, and fold
ing her hands as if in prayer.
Two hours later, the same young girl
stood at the Mill Depot, watching the
coming of the night train, and the con
ductor, as he reached down to lift her
in, wondered at the sweet, tear-stained
face that was upturned toward the dim
lantern he held in his hand.
A few questions and ready answers
told him all, and no father could have
eared more tenderly for his only child,
than he for our littlej Blossom.
She was on her way to Washington,
to ask Pxesident Linthi for her broth
er's life. She had st len away, leaving
only a note to tell inh . father why : , :he
had gone. She lead brought Bennie's
letter with her ; no good kind heart.
like the President's, could refuse to be
melted by it.
The nest morning they reached New
York, and the conductor found suitable
company, for Blossom, and hurried- her
on to Washington. Every minute, now
might be a year in her brother's Wei
And so:in an incredibly short time,
Blossom reached the Capital, and was
hurried at once to the White House.
The President had but just'-sealed
himself to his morning's task, of over
looking and signing in4ortaut papers,
when, without one word of announce
ment, the door softly opened, and Blos
som, with eyes downcast and folded
hands stood before him.
" Well, my child,'' be said in his
pleasant, cheery tones, " what -dayou
want so. bright and early in the morn
i" Bennie's life, please, sir," faltered
" Bennie? Who is 'Bennie?"
"My brother, sir. They are going to
shoot him for sleeping at his post."
" Oh, yes," and Mr. Lincoln ran ills
eye over the papers before him. " I r&.-
member. It was a fatal sleep. You
see, child, it was at a time special
danger. Thousands of lives might have
been lost for his culpable negligence."
" So my father said," said Blossom
gravely, " but poor Bennie was so tired,
sir, and Jemmy so weak. He did the
work of two, sir, and it was Jemmy's
night, not his, but Jemmy was too tired,
and Bennie never thought about him
self, that he was too- tired."
" What is this you say, child? come
here, I don'(understand, ' and the kind
man caught eagerly, as ever, at what
seemed to bea justification of anoffence.
BlosSornwent to him ; he put hishand
tenderly on her shoulder, and turned
up the pale, anxious face towards his.
How tall he seemed, he was President
of the United States, too ! din,
thought of this kind passed for a mo
ment through Blossom's mind, but she
told her story now simply and straight
forward, and handed Mr. Lincoln Ben
nie's letter to read.
He read it carefully, then taking up
his pen wrote a few hasty lines, and
rang his bell.
Blossom heard this order given :
" SEND THIS.DISPATCR AT ONCE."
The President then turned to the girl
and said: "Go home, my child, and
tell that father of yours, who could ap
prove his country's sentence, even
when it took the life of a child like that,
that Abraham Lincoln thinks the life
far too precious to be lost. Go back, or
wait until-to-morrow; Bennie will need
a change after he has so bravely faced
death; he shall go with you."
" God bless vou, sir," said Blossom ;
and who shall doubt that God heard
and registered the request.
Two - days after this interview the
young soldier came to the-White House
with. his little sister. He was called
into the President's private room, and
a strap fa.stetied " upon the shoulder,"
Mr. Lincoln said, ' that could carry a
sick comrade's baggage, and die for the
good act so uncomplainingly." Then
Bennie and Blossom took their way to
their Green Mountain home, and a
crowd gathered at the Mill Depot to
welcome them back, and farmer Owen's
tall head towered above them all, and
as his hand grasped that of his boy,
Mr. Allan heard him say fervently, as
the holiest blessing he could pronounce
upon his child: " dust and true are all
thy ways, thou King of Saints."
That .night, Daisy and Brindle and
Bet came lowing home from pasture,
for they hear a well known voice call
ing them at the gate; and Bennie, as
he pats his old pets and looks lovingly
in their great brown eyes, catches
through the still evening air hi Puri
tan father's voice, as he repeats to his
happy mother these jubilant words:
" Fear not, for I am with thee; I will
bring thy seed from the East, and gath
er thee from the - West ; I will say to the
North give, and to the :-: outh, keep not '
back : bring my sons from afar, and my
daughters from the ends of the earth,
every one that is called by m y name,
for 1 have created him for my gloiT ; I
have formed him, yea, I have made
him."—.New York 'Observer.
A fellow out West being asked wheth
er the liquor he was drinking was a
good article, replied: "Wal, I don't
know, guess so. There is only one queer
thing about it, whenever .1 wipe my
mouth, I burn a hole in my shim".
Death not only beautifies our lifeless
forms ; but the thought of it gives a
more beautiful expression to the counte
nance even in life, and new strength to
the heart ; as rosemary is both placed as
a chaplet on the brows of the dead, and
gives life to the fainting by its revivify
Do tailors ever die of lift? -
The Proprietors have stocked the eatabllshroont with
a large assortment of modern Myles
and (UV prepared to Qxecnto; neatly, and promptly,
POSTMS, RANI/HILLS, CIRCULARS, CARDS, SILL
HEADS., LETTER READS, STATEMENTS,
ToW2 , ISHIE OItDERs, ac-, „to.
Deeds, Mortgages. Les.les, and a fun asaortmont of
Constables' and drotices' Blanks, .onsiantly on hand.
People Living at a cli9taaco can Llepond on having tbatr
work done promptly. and 5,4 t back is return mail.
aao-oincr—Roy'3 block, Eecond Floor
TUE PREEDMEDIS BELL, VETO=
BY TU PRESIDENT.
AN ACT to amend an ant entisled "An aut lo
establish a Bureau for the relief of Freedman and
Refugees," and for ether purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senai'e and .L.rou..3e
of Representatives of the United. Stores
of America in Congress aesembled, That
the act to establish a Bureau for the re
lief of Freedmen and Refugees, ap
proved March three, ei g hteen hun
dred and sixty-live, shall continue in
force until otherwise provided by law,
and shall extend to refugees and freed
men in all parts of the United States,
and the President may divide the see.=
tiou or country eo/itaining such refugees
and freedmen into districts, each con
taining one or more States, not to ex
ceed twelve in number, and, by and
with the advice and consent of the Sen
ate, appoint an Assistantoi.mmissioner
for each of said districts, wI4o shall give
like bond, receive the eoMpensation,
and perform the duties prescribed by
this and the act to which this is an
amendment ; or said bureau may in the
direction of the President, be placed
under a Commissioner and Assistant
Commissioners, to be detailed from the
army, in which event each officer so
assigned to duty shall serve without
increase of pay or allowances.
SEC. 2. That the Commissioner, with
the approval of the President, and
when the same shall be necessary for
the operations of the bureau, may di
vide each district into a number of
sub-districts, not to exceed the number
of counties or parishes in such district,
and shall assign to each sub-district at
least one agent, either a citizen, officer
of the army, or enlisted man, who, If an
officer, shall serve without additional
compensation or allowance, and if a
citizen or enlisted man shall receive a
salary of not less than five hundred dol
lars nor more than twelve hundred dol
lars annually, acording to the services
rendered, in full compensation for such
services; and such agent shall, before
entering on the duties of his office, take
the oath prescribed in the first section
of theacttowhich this is an amendment.
And the COmmissioner may, when the
same shall be necessary, assign to each
Assistant Commissioner not exceeding
three clerks, and to each of said agents
one clerk, at an annual salary not ex
ceeding one thousand dollars each, pro
vided suitable clerks cannot be detailed
from the army. And the
the United States, through the War
Department, and the Commissioners,
shall extend military jurisdiction and
protection over all employees, agents,
and officers of this bureau in the exer
cise of the duties imposed or authorized
by this act or the dot to which this is
SEC. 3: That the Secretary of War
may direct such issues of provisions,
clothing, fuel, and other supplies, in
cluding medical stores and transporta
tion, and afford such' aid, medical or
otherwise, as lie may deem needful for
the immediate and temporary shelter
and supply of destitute and suffering
refugees and freedmen, their wives and
children, under such rules and regula
tions as he may direct: Provided, That
no person shall be deemed " destitute,"
" suffering . ," or " dependent upon the
government for support," within the
meaning of this act, who, being able to
find employment, could by proper in
dustry and exertion avoid such destitu
tion, suffering, or dependence.
S!.Ec. 4. That the President is hereby
authorized to reserve from sale or from
settlement, under the homestead or pre
emption laws, and to set apart for the
use of freedmen and loyal refugee), male
or female, unoccupied public, lands in
Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louis
iana, and Arkansas, not exceeding in
all three millions of acres of good land ;
and tue Commissioner, under the direc
tion of the President, shall cause the
from time to time to be allotted
and assigned, in parcels, not exceeding
fortyacres , each, to the loyal refugees
and freedmen, who shall be protected
in - the use and enjoyment thereof for
such term of time and at such annual
rent as may be agreed on between the
Commissioner and such refugees or
freedmen. The rental shall be passed
upon a valuation of the land, to be as
certained in such manner as the Com
missioner may, under the direction of
the President, by regulation prescribe.
At the end of such- term, or sooner, if
the Commissioner shall assent thereto,
the occupants of anyparcels so assigned
their heirs and assigns, may purchase
the laud and receive a title thereto
from the United States in fee, upon
paying therefor the value of the land
ascertained as aforesaid.
SEC. 5. That the occupants of land
under -Major General Sherman's special
field order, dated - at Savannah, January
sixteen, eighteen hundred and sixty
five, are hereby confirmed in their poss
ession for the period of three years - from
the date of said order, and no person
shall be disturbed in or ousted from
said possession during said three years,
unless a settlement shall be made with
said occupant, by the former owner,
his heirs, or assigns, satisfactory to the
Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bu
reau : Provided, That whenever . the
tormer owners of lands occupied under
General Sherman's field order shall
make application for restoration of
.said lands, the Commissioner is hereby
authorized, upon - -the- agreement and
with the written consent of said occu
pants, to procure other lands for them
by rent or purchase, not exceeding
forty acres for each occupant, upon the
terms and conditions named in section
four of this act, or to set apart for them,
out of the public lands assigned for that
purpose in section four of this net, for
ty acres each, upon the same. terms and
Sic. G. That the Commissioner shall,
under the direction of the President,
procure in the name of the United
states, by grant or purchase, such lands
within the districts aforesaid as may be
required fOr refugees and freedmen de
pendent on the government for support ;
and he shall.provide or cause to be erect
ed bitable buildings for asylums and
schools. But no such purchase shall be
made, nor contract for the same entered
into, nor other expense incurred, until
after appropriations shall have been
provided by Congress for such purposes.
And no paympts shall be made for
lands purchased under this section, ex
cept for asylums and schools, from any
moneys not specifically appropriated
therefor. And the Commissioner 3hall
cause such lands from time to time to
be valued, allotted, assigned, and sold
in manner and form provided in the
fourth section of this act, at a pride not
less than the cost thereof to the United
Eire. 7. That whenevet in any state
ur diatrio i which the ordinary course
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