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i..2Colaran ...... 12.00 20.00 30, 0 1 " - 38,00 45,00
j Wont/ ... -. 20 , 00 3 M O 45,00 85,00 80,00
I ;su re 1 inkwell 51,00-50 cts.eaeb week thereafter.
ogusistraters and gxecutors Notices $2,00 each.
i ,,,,,,, e2 .. Cards of Ave lines $5,00 per year.
'V. D. IMR-A1k 7 4. 1, ,)&. , ,i..-11.
wiIfd.ESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
Gll Paper, Kerosene Drips, Window Glass,
Perfumery, Paints.aud Oils , to., Occ.
c „ u i ng , N. Y., .433. pEtp ; -1. 7 ., , •
W. A. NICHOLS.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
Office formerly occupied by James Lowrey, Egg
Welleboro, Jan. I, 1866-Iy.
S. F. SMAIBLIN,
BARBER AND HAIR DRESBBR: plop over
c.l„. Wilcox's Store..
Irellshcro, Jan. 1,1866.—1 y.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Court Street, opposite
the Court House, Williamsport, Pa.
Jan. 8, 1886-Iy4
H. W. 19 u jiiiii;*t5 • 4 4
WILLIAM H. SMITH,
ATTORNY ANp Pol3llaELka LAW
Insurance, Boma/y - 11A Piiiiision"Atiitcy, Wad
Street Wellgbaro, Pa.,-Jan. 1, /888.
JOHN I. N.TCIMPIAL,;:: ,
ATTORNEY AND COMCDELOR AT LAW,
Office lately occupied by John W. Guernsey
Esq., Tioga, Tioga County, Penn'a. Prompt
attention to Collections. - 1
Jan 1, 1.886.—Ty.
s F. WILSON. J. B. Nicas.
‘Y' 1 14 ‘ ,..94 111 4 p_ a ftw o
1 1 " .
ATTORNETS'A. doUBBELORS A A ,
,firt,t door from Bigoney's, on the Avenue)—
fill attend to business entrusted tb their care
tthe countiea of Tioga and Potter.
Welleboro, Jau. 1, IE6O.
TAILOR. Shop first door north
_of I. : A. fearss
....Le Shop. AV-Cutting, Piddle and B air.
Itg dune promptly and well.
Wellbboro, Pa., Jan. 1,1866.—1 y.
'*ll44B e E 4 llllF4
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over Bowen's
r'Lore, second floor. gag - Putting, Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and in' best style.
CORNER OF MAIN STREET & THE AVENUE
J. W. I3toosr, Proprietor. This popular Hotel,
has bees re fitted and re-furnished throughout,
le now open to the public as a first-class
house. A good hostler always on band. .
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, IS6B.—ly
It 081. HAWLEY,
HAWLEY & CIIHIIIIN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Williamsport Pa.—
:pedal attention given to collection of Pen
nons, Bounty and Back Pay, and all claims
against the National and State Governments.
Williameport,,Pa., Nov. k5,,_,1865-3m.
BLACKSMITH AND SHOES:. I have rented
the shop latedxgeamided,.by
Jul prepared to shoe horses and oxen, and to
du all kinds of work pertaining to the husi
nees In a superior wanner.
Welhboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1865.-Iy.
ILAAH WALTO SE,
Gaines, Tioga County, Pa.
B. C. VERMILYEA, PROPRIETOR. This is. a
new hutel located within easy access of the
beet fishing and hunting grounds in North
ern Pennsylvania. No pains will be spared
for the accommodation of pleasure seekers and
the traveling public. — [Jan. 1, 1886.]
J. HERVEY EWING, -
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
No.ll Law Bnilding,—St. Paul St , Baltimore.
REFERIMES.—Levin Gale, Attoroey at Law,
Edward Israel, Att'y at Lew, Rev. J. McR.
Riley, D. D.,' Rev. _Henry Slicer, D D., Con
field. Bro. & Co., F. Grove A Co., Ludwig
MeSherry, John F.,l l ,lcJilton, Esq., Robert Law
ton, Esq., S. Blithisrland.',"Beit,'' [ltlir.llkitte is
authorized to transact any baleen appertain
ing to this paper in Baltimore.]
Jan. 1, IR6tl-i3r.:- ,
VIOLIN STRINGS at
WEBB'S DRUG STORE
HALL'S CELEBRATED - ' -- 'VEDETKIIVE lA - Crater
HAlit RENEWER, can be had at ROVe Drog
ONCENTRATI6 LYE, or as e
CROY'S DRUG STORE
pLouR AND FEED, BUCK WHEAT
FLOUR, Meal, Pork and Salt, Tea, Coffee,
hgar, S.,.np, Candles, Salerilus, Tobacco and
kerosene Oil. Also, Mackerel, White Fish, and
Trod, by the package or pound.
CHAS. &IL VAN VALKENBURG.
Wellaboro, Jan. 1, 1865.
WHEELBARROW -S., CHEESE
v ' •PRWSlSRlPfteriVicalekioßdinr
"zing cht•ese, also
Powder, Shot and Lead
and pistol cartridges.
GUiVN & TUCKER
are also agents for Milea's Patent Money Drawer.
A l6O , ageou fur •Ribbon Stamps - and Seal
Prettea. Remember—at Duras & Tucker's Hard-
Jae. 1. ISCS --ly
R - •
EAL ESTATE FOR SALE.—Twenty-five
acres of land near Wellsboro, an excellent
soil, well fenced, a handsome buildin site and
fine view 4f *oin 1 i Y' V' feSl
spring of vutfo r iiii, ,r ' of - Y
JOHN DICKINSON, Esq.
Delmar, Dec 13. 1865-3 m.
NEW PHOTOGRAPA dikatitit.L4
P , ,R ANW SPENCER
ha,, the ple , ure to informlifilitikenktof Tioga
crAir,t3 tha they have the beet opportunity ever
oierekl the , to procure Ambrotypes, Ferrotypes,
Gems, Car es de Visite, Vignettes, and all kinds
of (alley and popular card. and colored pictures,
01 bra Gallery on Elmira Street.
Mani:field, Nuv. 15, '6s—tf. F. M. SPENCER.
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that books for recoiwingeriptione to the
Capital Stdok of THE NORTHERN RAILWAY
COMPANY will be opened at 10 o'clock on Sat
urday, February 24. 1866, at the Hotel of J. W.
EloLey. in the borough of Wel/sharp Tioga co j
Pe entylvania. J. CHRISTIE,
GEO. M. TRACY,
Jan. 17, 18664. R. FARR. IY, e
KING'S PORTABLELLEMONADE id the
only preparation 'of _
- 1b.4" kineinatiti' from
the fruit As an article of economy, purity, and
de liciousness, it cannot be surpassed, and is recom •
Itinend r l by physicians for invalids and family .
u4E. I will keeplfor_ yearsimen-animate, while
?It condensed form renders it 'especially conven
ient for travelers. All who use lemons are re
quested to give it a trial, ; Entertainments at
partiee; and pictitcb iffould' not be without
It. Pnr sale by all Druirgipts auci first-class
Gropers. Manufacturisdlonir by'
LOUIS F. METZGER,
Jas. 1, 186f,1y. No, 549 Pearl St., N. Y.
[P. C. VAN OBLDBB.
D RUGS AND MEDICINES
d T -
Of MANSFIELD, Pa., have just received. and
offer to the ,inhabitants of Tioga county . , at,the
lowest cs 4 prices, a large and well assorted Eitock
e..f the following first class goods:
DRUGS, MEDICINES, & DYE STUFFS,
Paints,OD, ,Putty and Glass, Bowe a Stevens',
FatalyDyes, Patent, Medicines,. Perfumery,
Toilet Soaps, Hair Oils and Pomades,
Sehool and Miscellaneous Books,
Books, 'Sind Blank Deeds of ,
"all lanai, Diaries fcir
Photograph and Autograph Albums, Gold Penn
antßotiket Cutlery, All kinds of Toys,
!Toluurs o ntaff A Cigars of best
Aiwt f l, Melodeons, & Cabinet Organ
VIOLINS, GUITARS, AeCORDRONS,
and all kinds of Musical Instrinrients and. muiteil
merchandise—All the moat popular Sheet Music
always on 'hand.
By special arrangements milli the largest man
ufacturing hue lxt - liesr York, we panferriis#
required in -4
- 411k4 SS - 1/M' 'SILVER
Partiesi ve - tin.i;ei
cent. by comtatizitoating ut beforsi rourebas4
lug elswprhere. All Instruments:del/Vinod
REE OF CHARGE, AND
WARRANTED IN EVERY RESPECT.
Piands and., Eielodeons rent on reasonable
terms. Agents .for iheeelebrefed Plinenotaiir-
Og,,Meehines. LA 14D & Aviwriv.
lffaaleid, Deo. 6,1866-43 m. `.;•
N E -D R 0 R
W.' ZYEBB & ea°.
Have opened a Drug and 'Chemical Store, on
Main Street, let door\below Hastings, where they
intend to keep a fuWassortment of
DRUGS 'AND MEDICINES
A good artiole of Medicinal Liquors and Wines.
Prescriptions carefully prepared.
Me4ii,al'advice Oven fres of .charge.
W . ellsirercilifireta-ly,- • - • • -
H. H. Cum)aN
NEYVF.FEN • 4E1V009 !0,..T11-011#
3vpo t i it
may concern,' ; ' that they keap.constanily on 1/44
a large lied wall seliseted,aewtment of
PANTS, OILS, ' '•'
GLASS AND WALLPAPER
DYE STT,TOS, TAMILY)D!'TES,'I4MPS,
GLASO,',*4.Rk4I.O . BD WAS,.
TE,42 l 4TABlott::t6 . 4s‘,
Et i argLOPßS, 'SCHOOL BOOKS,
Teas: (74fre - e:3IPIAto X"PPert' PP!-.
gerogvikk l latus,-.m.arcti, -
TOILET. :AND -WASIIING 'SOAPS,
-. and an endless variety of . . .
156 7 13 4 5.' •
Booty Shoe and Leather !Stort.
lINDERSIGNED Lavin g formed
•bhp parloerrliip uncle!: the name and title of
.11.4 . .TLperill Rik '
can bw found. at the old stand, actual- Of Main
and SitlVStteeta,isberc constantly
on bands general assoomest oi
BOOTS, SfIQES, sLEATREIIAND'.
of the peet - crmilitr, - winch - therwill seta so - Ogaz
for Catli, alto make if itti - object.:
Our SApic (Ignetita f`y1":" _ jtr
MEN'S, dtBOY'S. CICEF, KIP, & STOdi.
LADPES' OXITERS,' itAIiIiIDRAT; KID,
- CALT, &MlsE5 aupys,
ret& ai d' Oak' Stack etindalitYyjon hand for
salt/. - Oa& patd *Vail fries 'for lIIDES, PELTS,
and OUR S:: ": ,,, •••••'l , ••- • , • „
rER:4I;4- 2 :62,58 O N
. I. LOGARY, Knoxville, 1"44,
. 1 , , RICH4RDB.O.II/Etwira,
TN jtitioritistiiric-TioiaOciunty Pa.; containini
12.6 serer, 40 acres improved. • :Said farm is
watered:by nnnierons springs. A - small streiai of
water sufilelent foe churning; sawing-wood, &e:,'
runs through the farm :soar the .
well situated fota good dairy farra - :' l -A- portion of
it is good grain land: Two log' houses,' frame
barn and other out buildings thereon.. A thrifty
young orchard-of '7O or 80 apple,-tear or -phial
trace. A -kood- school house hif . tha adj6ining
farm. The above farai- might be 'divided into
iwo etaall -farms. of 62 aeres'each. Prico'sl2 poi
acre. Terms easy. A. liberal deduction tried°
for caih. doirri.- Inquire of
C. B. RELLti#,-
WM. UPDIKE, on the premises.
Jan. 17, 1866.—tf.
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INVIIOLESICLE • . 86 ...RiTAiL
of ortr own:mabufaeture. :Also,
:sa. .a'.~.. ~: : e.: :.~:.•.._~~<:k.~ ~ , ~ . ~ - sip*i~ . iPx~~iT4 '. s-~ec`e :'~ ~ ...-z~w7a'..:~ .., _ _
__ -t,^.. - mat ,
1 7 CORNINO, Y.
r%ItIIGS' .AND MEDICINES, PAINTS
.414'AND OILS, ' '
THADDEUS DAYIDS ) ,MK.S. OUNCE*
cirotkit, wilas 'ANA
WASH LIME, •
KEROSENE LAMPS, PATENT IifEDI-
gEtßOT'Ft r * °l / 6
Y t P d f i V slt g /t
FLAVORING EXTRAC:I 4 O;I4L.T.,
PAPER, WINDOW GLASS
L. AND DYL00L0W4,....'1,:f1'37.
Sold at Wtiolesale.Priees. Buyers are requested
tiMin and get quotations before- going further
• 1 4M4iiiif •
On ing;„‘N. Jaln 1 18,36-Ty
WAIL - YE 1 'EARN -YE y0!8,.,f
this Eleetitrw4tre new
- open.. ; ,, •
Of Welleboro, offers for.. sale hie_eutire
STOOK OF GOODS AT COST.
4C-iftholei . who feel anZions to make
G . G-AIN
are invited to call soon r for:
, DELAYS ARE,DANGtiitbrik
•=' Cali at the-' REGULATOR," one Door aturtrd
filtiodf - • • C. L. WILCOX.
eibibaro.deli- .1. 29,1888. .
' „ • •4; (
mApp- wf.,, - .T.s.,rsßE 'rum_ TO, SAYE:Y9Im
jillf GREEN BACKS.. .
y•A,groat; InteakdOwn in the price of all kinds o
„lir° o d s.
• I hiveldAt returned• from New York with a
largeand well selected assortment of
"STAPLE AND',- yr.it.pia 009 A0(/Ps,
which were bought lot CASH. during; the late
Panic at-PANIC 'PRICES, whioh 4 tun bound to
'- - ,
_ . PANI PaIICES.-
- - -
r am sellini—
.:, kidod Meader Prints,, x. 2 2,
East - . "... ". 1 . ~,, 25
, Extra 'Wide, English, ,; - ,30
- Aloft Malin DeLaines, ; -
.„ , " . -:„ 1 : to , '-- - 35
Bleackal, akeetinieL , ; .- ; 1 , , - . :i „It in 30',
Unbleached " 211 iii'3o.-,
Extra :Heay.7,-- 35
. Mast qiiality liri - ench Merino, - -
• , Mouble width Plaid Poplins; ''''''''''' -62 i,
' : Yard aide IceP, - - - -.--". M.
Best (higli - :dolored) Wool DeLains, _ .. 0
Single( wiath.,Plain Poplins, . 4
- - Yatd wide.Paramarta, „ . 1 -
..i iJ -.:-., -,.. 40:
A'lsr.o...gk ,:,-- -
ok of '
FLAN fkli'l4'.*:l3A,QßAL SKIRTS
' HOOP SKIRTS: OtOTHS,,PLIRS,
A good assortment
GROCERIES, BOOTS & SHOES, ece.
Als9,llJame _Stnk 14— .
FEED„ELOOR: p 2k POPK alw".ya,pi!,httri*
••- =;•.,• • • In fact •
ALL THE' INIECESSA.4IEg'•;bf:,
- Customers in' -want of Cloas will save money
by eidlitig at 'the New &tore and examine Goode
sod Prices before buying &Semi/ere. "
~ Tioga, Jan. 1;1866.' -- -- IL R. 'PIM
have reduced the price of 'Flour $1" per
barr4 Feed and mealso cents per — ewt,
and idol', eell r Fp.B. CASH ONLY, -
_ C. J. amt. ri.o(nt; 'WRIGHT
BAILEY'S BEST: WHITE
WHEAT FLOUR, - • •
' SPRING WHEAT FLOUR,' BUCK. -•
W.HEAT FLOUR,' GROUND '
BRAN, tea,. ; .
'CASH PAID. FOR ALL: KINDS„OF
'lrellsberb •Jaa.-24; iBOB. "' "• '
WOOL - WHEELS, WHEEL - HEADS
INAt4tßOT,s,; ; : rif 4ag,_;ss6;';',it.!
I bIUNED wi;uld7tOpriiilly aU
• thei is: ,1 •
k - C
11 ANTS &" :DEArY,RS
of Oil, and adjoining 'eonntiee, that they
now.engaged in the Xanufaeture of the abthre
named articiee and Unprepared to furniat them if
~ - w' a
Employing none limit -Experienced Workmen,
t sand rising only the best materials, we, are con
fident we can furnish you-- , !-witli-goocls that will
you custtimers..-, -; -
very siyticle warranted to gife.utitire satisfa;C:.
tiop, 911 Goods, peeked in • shipping prder and
pent by gaW or, otheywisc„ „ ,f
Please address hi, plait, when list, - .rof,prices,-
!`.card. Sumplaii,",-.49,will.be , forwarcled, , ,, -
C. M. CRANDAML,..t.CO.
- B. Otisi iii.!,the'smiy establishment that
Crandall Wined :: Illeadl 77 -
Warranted to last TWENTY YEARS if well used.
AVELLSBORO PA A'.PRIL' 4,1866.
Don't-t A.4le Of to.toorrow;
" : Give teethe loan who'll,say,
'Thist,.Whew a good deed's to be done,
`“Let'sdo the deed to-day."
Lige may,all command the present,
• .../f , we,aot and never watt;
Itnt'repptanee is the phantom '
Of aybat that come to late. ' • •
Don't toll tne of to morrow:
There id much to do to day, „
That can never be accomplished, „.
If we throw the hours away.
_moment has its duty,
- =Who the future, eau foretell?,
- A-Then, why put off till to-morrow
What to-day can do'is well?
„-t Don't - tail um, of to=morrow;- r..
• we liitat upon the pa 4, ,
How much that we have le4t in do, r
Weaunnot do at last;
To-day it ia. the only time, ,
- 'For all on this frail earth; . •
It takecau ego to forma hic,
. ,•. A moment gives it birth.
- I was ten, years old when my father
died; and I remember that before that,
fok - a year, there.were very sad times. I
remember seeing my mother, as she sat
and , cry, - and- cry:
I was toshy - eh'ild----shy at the sight of
grief, and afraid to intrude upon it ; but
by-and-t!Y - 1 Could bear It no longer, and
What'dOes ail you,• mother? Mo
ther: what is the matter?"
`,`Your-lather—" she began, and broke
down., —.: , • • .
My father . was If justice of the peace
—a great tliingl'thonght , that ; but n ow
I remembered- that nay mother's tears•
had begun almost with his •honors;
remembered, suddenly things I had
heard abOut 'other justices, and I looked
up with a iiaguie questiortmg in my face:
A. rush of team blind&t both our eyes.
Amid pot see my mother for the wat
etir flood;:as she said, putting•her two
hiMds on my shoulder, and dropping
her head he4ide them
- !' Yes ,'child, your father is drinking
kimseleto deStruction ; and I think -it
will kill are:" • •
My father died a few months. after, in
tonseqUelihe((if ,an accident; - and while
he lay In' his my brother Clear
My naother had said that she thought
thitt:-grief about my father would kill
hers, and I believe it did. I - believe it
:was:that which made it go sottard with
her,.. , for she only lived t,ix hours after
hetbahyl.lwas born. I shall : never for
getildiagony. of, her •lout, : when
she-line.. - urf.ahn,was not, going. to /iv? , to
Sheliaderiim 'come to lier—l,was only
-ten f , butr.l.-- - remember every word she
said, as though it were yesterday—look-
Mg at Me-lingeringly; Itr vsi.ig,her lips
passionately to my hands in the pain, of
• ." This lio - y will need you, Salina ;
need all the prayers, and tears, and love,
that the most. devoted of sisters can give
him. lie's got a, bitter, bitter lot- betore
himi poor lad.. God forgive those who
are•so answerable for the hard way he's
ketto w alk .ini,„: Remember, child, that
against him—if God
even seems to' have given him over—,
itrotOtt to stand by him as, thou bopest
to meet me above—as thou, clieo§est me
to sleepzin quiet grave: : .Tlion'rt,,over:-
-youttg, child, to have sueh carepnt, apoti
1140„ 1 , butithere'lino one else:;"and.G - Od
- ,tawardt not here, hereafter..
ikriow wilat bureau,,soon enougli wkien
theti'rt older.", , • ,
I have:n.evelleen sorry that, ihiid as
I was; I promiSed her; but she died with
and shadow in, her eyes almost to the
last—asdong, ha she could see the baby's,
-fade - ; and then, I hope, God's joy took
*Wier even that._ From that. day, I took
alb:Lott-the entire charge of my brother
Geoffrey, even in his tenderest years.—
tietcv,a‘... a _good,. lad and ,a smart one, and
,tenderhearted,loved Lim, as my rim : -
therl desired I should; but I never an:
- derliood_ what she meant b 3 _his bitter
Jot-in life, till-bewaS nine year sold, and
I was almost twenty. He was so prom
ising, s9.Alalidsome, so beloved, that I
did net See how 'his life Could well be
Other than happy.,
But . whe,ii: lie - was nine:years old, - I
bad Sonfe4piritSin the house ter a friend
that Was taken'stfildenly ill there. None
had' everNeti bs the houte before since
my-failter7dred, - To me, the very scent
of it Was,4e a eharnel hotise, 'an d made
me see,4s- '_those - two dead
faces---.4nYhttlier's and my motherf.4
/loathed:it 'With 'a deep and' terrible an
imositY,4lat.l.eidi give - you 'no idea of.
Ah_f - TWee;_woe to the day' I ever
'suffered' it te.eress'our happy threshhold
It Was:abusy time, and I liad one of
=the - neigh:her:S girls to help me. :,Char
lotte canie - .16; ,nie one - morning
strang' . l2l'ee. - • -
come? Something ailed Ge-'
- ailed Geoffrey I sprung.
yoc,Ailpidustlious lad, and tut all
the - N(l6'4We burned that winter, though
he",walS`6 iyfinng.' I had heard him a
-naomeiit before, kthought.
out, my-little - boy' ay
u)ieh . ...k");, , :gricti_,that was our there;ns still
as thongli.7 ,were dead, aliuot•: - and
y t eldesl - LiOtife'r,. Joseph, Was bending
over haft; iiod gave suet a lcoit' - w heir I
came to OIL" door: ' I don't know how I
cane te'.thitik ,:of, such a thing, but I
turned; Witiiiiet - a.Word, tinitwent: to the
kupbbfoil.iii Which I had left the • bottle
of spirits . -- - 7;
1:t was - empty r •
lin"wlizttAily mother meant at
last, litlaS'er.knew; and it always seem
ed 4 ind fid- my heart stood', still with
ny Minutes. •
Joiepl - h ad' known my mother's fears,
and recobizeti - their realization. But
-far Mei& Iteeely:than anyone else could,
I.knew-new what was -my boy's bitter
lotin "lifeJ,ll'e,:had been baptized in
DIY mothers agony and my father's sin
'before,WWaS born. - I bade them bring
him dear little lad—and lay him
_upon ha - tb - e4 .f ,aird then I sl:int them all
out of TtliE, reoni;_and'prayed and velit;
,him till kn e.
11Ly boy anti- : grew nearer than . ever to
• each oCher:laterwarcl. 'tried to do
duty by luni, to-;shelter him from THAT,
the like ofwhat I have just Aolu
never' happened - againtill he was too old
to:stay by: his sister's apron-string any
longer, „ZAePt him as: tong as Teould
and opt" Into - the world,
ll:crie4"fr;u4 - ;tears, because rYhts'a wo
man instead -Of a man, and So could not
go out with him.
TO -DAY AND TO-MOitRiOW.
BORN A •DRUNKAHD.
Joseph was' kind and thoughtful in
those days. Temptations were- plenty
and when that terrible thirst came-and
mastered Geoffrey,!he kept it from pie
,as - - long as it -WaS. possible. He used to
take his brother out into the fields and
woods, and walk with him till the fog
passed from his brain ; and he was able
to elude, with a fair seeming,..evennly
But they, had to tell me at last, for I
began to suspect; and Geoffrey cried at
my knee, as he had done when he - was
a little lad. He had not the will, the
stuff in him, of which martyrs were
-made. He was only ,a generous, frank,
brilliant, affectionate fellow ; the charm
and-Center of every circle • he entered—
belo_ved and admired too:much, perhaps,
for his good ; for such, things enervate.
It is the hard knocks that are good for
us-the tug up-hill that invigorates. He
used to try - , and promised to let the drink
alone; but, in spite of all, the habit
grew upon bim..
Well, by-and-by thy brother Geoffrey
married ; but he lied fallen into drint
so badly, that Nanny's father objected
entirely ; and, when the young people
married in spite of him, he never for
gave them ; and they bad nowhere-else
to go-so they came to me.
1 was glad to have them come.
-The boys had ceded all their right in
the homestead to me, and I was glad to
have Geoffrey come and head the farm
for me. ,
Nanny was a dear child. I loved her
almost as much "as him ; and he had
promised her faithfully that he libuld
stop his bad ways. He hadn't any but
the driuk—l don't mean that he had ;
but that was worse than I can make you
know. if you don't knout already. None
but those who have felt its awful hand
among their heart-string, can know
how possessed with a demon- a man is
Geoffrey meant to keep his, promi l se,; •
he did awhile—so long that I even hoped
—but, thank God; I never quite lost
hope. Tt didn't last, however ; it didn't
Seem somehow that it could. I have
seen Geoffrey, .when. that terrible thirst
was cm him, writhe like a etrong man
in the grasp of a devil ; I have eeeu
him .weep tears that - were wrung out of
his heart like drops of 'blood.
Ile would go sometimes for months
Without tasting a drop; and then some
thing, the merest trifle, the sight of an
ohlcork, the broken neck of a jug, or
a waft of fermented air from the corn
:bin, would start the rage of the old era
vingln him; and be was all gone again.
By : and 7 by he coaxed me to sell. the
farm, and move to another State. ' • I was
-willineenough;for I thought, perhapsf
.associations would be good fonhim.
We put part of the money at interest,
and bought a house in the village with
the rest ; and Geoffrey, who had a fancy
for the law, - went to studying as though
he meant to - do something.
IL' on see I never lost faith ; I couldn't,
When I thought of my .mother. Besides,
the lad was like the heart of me. I loved
him, I believe, almost inure than mo
thers love their children. My life was
bound in him. I never thoughtof mar
rying but onee, and I . never regretted
giving,up the ! thought then.
Alt, well ! that brightness was brief r
than thtise before it. When' there su -
denly catue a:need fort he money we had
put at interest, it was gone. .Geoffrey
had drank it up. That is what drink
makes a noble, generous, unselfish man
Atid there we were, and so it went on
= worse, altrays worse—till God did
'seem to have forsaken-my poor lad; but
never lost faith.,
' 'I took a school,,then, to sapport, us.—
. .Poor little Nanny ! They, had. three
Children, by this tinie ; and when-Nan
, welit'bver them, I used. to • hold her
'to hie sometimes and kiss her, the poor
Child ! -and say, " Thank Gqd, Nanny,
they're all girls!"
' belieVe She' did. Girls ain't so apt
to fall to drink, vou know. Oh, those
days! 'Oh, the shifts we made! the sac
rifices weresorted to ! the small expedi
ents to allure Geoffrey to stay With us,
instead of going to the dreadful town,
from which he almost always came—
not himself ! Oh, the long nights, when
we waked and watched—we two—and
walked the floor; • and prayed,. and lis
tened, and got for our first sign of his
Coming the thick sound of -his, voice.—
He - 'always came talking - In himself
when he was not right; and oh! the
awful voice in which a drunkard speaks!
He, was always my brother Geoffrey,
though my dear, dear brother ; crazy
with the drink, but even then kind . ;
and in his' wildestfrenzies it Would
calm him - quicker - than anything else to
putAlre' youngest , tenderest • little, child,
hi-his-aims.'. He never hurt it_
Never mind, I can't make you see
those days as I do. I can! t_make you
understand how ,„,every time he Paine
home so,. e,v en w hen, -it had become se
common, our hearts sank as though it
had been the first. I 'can liken-the long
'pain di those days. to` nothing; and I
- b - elieve,fsolettinly, before - my lieayenly
- Father, that, terrible as was our-agony
for -him, we loved him so, beside his,
.our suffering was as a drop to the ocean.
- Reader, I believed in prayer,-I prayed
often; but - one day, somehow, - acouvic
tiou seemed to come to me that I groped
too much, that I did not giVe my prayer
wings, and send it up'even to the -Mer
cy llt seemed twine suddenly that
had been praying to an earthly spirit,
-instead of.the great I Am—the Almigh
ty, the Jehovah, awful upon Iliathrone ;
arid I knelt right there, and.reaching up
in that strange new strength ? , it ' seemed
to me that r took hold of thevery - hOrns
of the altar;•and that- -the great and ten
der.heart of , the Divinest Saviour was
reached at, last. -
• , I am telling you a real experience.—
That was how it seemed to me: _ •
But I trembled - while I clung. Art
awful awe and oppression- seemed to
crush me earthward still, but still I
would not let go.
Geoffrey hadheen, away all, day, and
night did not bring him home: - Nanny,
poor child,- stole away -to the town to
look for him, and I walked the floor,
murmuring prayer. I would have given
My life for him that night.
Perhaps I mingled too much of earthly
•Idolatiy with my appeals' to Ileaven.—
My prayers were destined-to an awful
response; I saw Mercy descend that
night, not-garbed in angel's white, but
bearing the two-edged sword of wrath
--As I Raced. the floor .I heard voices
and the 1- Rindof many feet outside, and
then dirancertain knock, and, the door
Opening, ;some men 'came in, bearing
upon a litter the fowl of,a.man. Itwas
lawtight he:Was dead at - first, but he
-was riot. - • Something 'terrible had hap
penectto,hfm; bui=lt-was not death, and
he was sober. He gave me a ghastly
smile, and the sanest - look out of his eye
I had seen therein along time, as I bent
over him in wild affright. Nobody
could answer when I asked what had
litilipeued. They all shrunk from my
look except him. He put up his hands,
and drew me to him.
" 1 went to help the thrashers at Kim
ball's;" he said. " and. I got caught in
the machine. I can't ever go 'near a
ruin hole again, Salina, without you
take me there."
I took the covering from his limbs at
that—l saw two bandaged stumps. I
saw the glorious creature - which God
had made transformed into the most hor
rible of cripples, and I did not scream
or faint at the sight. I think my heart
must have stopped beating, though, for
existence seemed suspended by the aw
fulness of the blood.
Geoffrey held me yet.
- " Ain't you glad, Salina?" he asked.
You. ought to be. All the devils in hell
can't get me, unless you give me up to
I shuddered, but I covered those poor
limbs again, and kissed Geoffrey, and
thought of my prayers. Was there no
other way to answer them?
I was wrong to question God's mercy
even in so terrible a dispensation as that.
For out of that awful chastisement joy
has come. We are a happy family now,
though you may doubt it. Geoffrey has
learned to make shoes ; I help him, and
Nanny keeps house._ We have plenty
to do, we. make money, and Geoffrey
never touched a drop since that (lay.—
It was God's mercy that: crippled him
so ; for so strones yet is that demon's ap
petite within him, that to-day, if he had
his feet again, they would take him back
to his cups and destruction. As it is, he
is a mail again—my little lad, my mo
ther's gift to me—saved by God's grace.
NASI3Y.—Mr- Nasby Enjoys a Vision
of the Next World
CONFEDRIT X ROADS,
(I,V,ieh is in the Stall of Kentucky, )
February 5 ; 18&6
Last nite I retired too my virtoous
couch at precisely half-past eleven, after
eatin. a rather light supper for ttiat time
uv nite. I alluz make it a piiit to eat
late in the evenin, for I'm gittin old,
and lay digestiv facultys ain' what they
wuz when I wuz young. Alas ! we who
hey lived out the best part uv our days,
wat wood we giv to be set back to the
time when, withlour faeultys unimpared,
we cood conscioru a good square meal
with fear uv consekeuces. But—
" Them happy days is fled,
And never will return."
paid•=my respees to 2 mince pies, a
pair uv pigs feet,-some cold tongue; and
a plate uv tripe, followed by half dozen
donuts, and a supple or more uv glasses
i/V hot whisky punch, and singler as it
may seem it didn't set well. I dreamd
all-nite, and my. dreams. wuznt at all
Methawt I• had decesed and
wu,z in the next world. It wasp. singler
site that met my vishun. The dividin
line atweeu this world and the next
waz_ &swift stream uv water, and every
dece:,t t lied to cross it. The water
was sumthin like that uv the Dead Sea.
A man unencumberd-with tinny thing
cud walk on it, but they sunk down in
it if lolled, accordin to what they had
to carry. On the tuther side uv this'yer
Jordan was Heavun—the dominions uv
his majesty Satan wuz below, and to it
a strong under current flowed, which
took all them ez wuz to heavy loaded to
keep their chins abuv water. -
-On the bank,stood more than 2 mill
yuns uv little devils, who flung onto the
shoulders of 'them try-in to cross, their
falins and weaknisis arid iniquitis. -
Generul Breckenridge wuz the first
that I saw enter the dud. - He had on a
life preserver labelled. State Rights, but
a peert little devil stuck a pin into it,
and collapsed, the gas with which it
wuz filled smellin horribly. Down he
went, and ez he sunk they commenced
peltin him with packages labelled 'trea
son, 'perjury,' and `murder,' and John
C. went under.
Old James Buck - al:mon - went- next.—
The old gentlemun didn't keep abuv.
water ez long ez a ablebodied man could
hold a bar uv red hot iron in his hand.
He made one splash, when a weight la
belled 'treason' struck him, and down
he went. The gentlemanly and urbane
devil who had him in charge, had a big
pile more uv ammunition to discharge
at him but that one wuz sufficient.
Vallandigham cornenext. I wuz snr
pristd to see no- one make a motion at
him, but he sunk all the mme. "We
never waste etfort," said Satan to me ;
" he carries enough -natural cussedness
about him all liv the time" to sink hint,
.without pilin any devilment on to his
shoulders which is ten days old."
rernandy and Ben Wood come up ra
ther bold and entered, the flood ez tho'
they 'were sure uv,goin thro' all right.
With a inimitable chuckle; Satan mo
tioned away the inexperienced devils,
and sed, "leave em to me," and at Ben
he hurled a package of the New York
News, which swashed him down in
stanter. Just ez Fernandy was begin
nin to reach the other .shore, he flung
onto him an assortment uv weights la
belled 'lotteries' and 'riots,' which took
him down to the arm pits, and finished
by tumbling onto him a mass on which
wuz written 'Mayoralty,' and down he
Went, at which His Majesty drew a sigh
- 6eein the style of the meu who sunk,
I remarked unto him:
" This war hez beetra rather profita
ble thing for you."
"Nothin to speak uv," said he. " The
leaders uv the southerners were, some
uv em, honest, and got through on that
account, and the rank and file were ig
norant.wretches who ain't accountable
no how. Th 6 leadin Copperheads uv
- the'North were mine anyhow, from the
.beginnin. Any man who cood sympa
thize with the rebels in such a struggle,
must, yoo will acknowledge, hey. had a
long career uv iniquity to tit emforsich
a sin. " Why," sed he, "do yoo think
roise all the shot I hey? Not any.—
Them yoove seen piled on were used be
cause, lein the last, they were on the
top uv the pile.
Any quantity uv your party escape
me. Them fellers wlao are yet votin for
Sacksim I'll never git, and the most uv
them ez all= votes unscratched tickets
will dodge me. Their innocence pro
tects em: It takes a modetitly smart
man to be vishus enuff to come to me ;
he hez to hey sense entiff to distinguish'
lietwe - en good and evil ; cussedniss enuff
to' deliberately - choose the latter, and
brains euull to do somethin startliu in
~that line. Dan Voorhees, uv Injeanny,
' hez all these qualities developed to a de
gree which excites my profound respect.
Between him and Fernandy Wood its
nip and_ tuck. Fernandy did wicked
things with more neatness' 'than Voor-
JOBBING - DEPARTMENT
The Proprietor, tiliTe Mocked the establishment with
a large assortment of modern Myles
and are prepared to ?Anent° neatly, and promptly,
POSTERS, HANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, CARDS, BILL.
HEADS, LETTER HEADS, STATEMENTS,
TOWNSHIP ORDERS, Ac,, An.-
Daeds, Mortgages, leases, and a fall assortment is
Constables' and Justices' Blank,, constantly on band.
People living at a distancb can depend outlaying their
work done sonsptly, and sent back in return mall,
.410P•Orrics—floy's block, &frond lloor.
hees ; but for a actual luv uv doin em i
Voorhees beats the world. I sed," con
tinued he,- " that the war wasn't uv
much yoose to me. I repeat it, it wuz a
damage. More the war, I hednxy own
way pretty much in the Southern Slates.
For every octoroon I. cool count on at
least two planters, and under the patri
arkie system uv Afrikin slavery, (which
by the way wuz one uv my most brilliant
con sepshuns, ) octoroons multiplied with
a rapidity pleasin to behold. But now,
alas ! the octoroon bizness is done,
my best holt is gone. I hey some little
hope, however. The Dimocrisy are dis
playin a vigor I didn't think they pos
sesst. If they kin only get strength
enuff to elect the next President and re
establish slavery ! The thought tills me
with unutterable joy. The redoosinuv
themigger to bondage.agin would give
me a clean title to every last one who
helped to do it; and in gittin em back
into their normal condishun, (by the
way that's another phrase uv mine,)
ther' d be enuff slaughterin and murders
to satisfy several sich Satans as I am.—
I'd help emit' .1 know'd how, but I can't
improve on either their speekers or wri
ters and ez lopg ez men will do my
work gratis I don't see the use uv inter
At this pint a couple of small imps
undertook to push me into the stream,
and in the struggle I awoke. My dream
was o'er, but the impreshun remained.
" Ken it be," mused t, pensively, " that
we are doin' the devil's work—and are
Nire to be finally rewarded in the manner
1-saw in my vishun ? Ef so, hedn't I
better quit and repent ?"
But I thought agin, that however it
might be for younger men, it wood be
uv no goose for me. I had voted the
strait ticket for thirty years, and the ten
or twelve years I had to live wuz too
short a time in which to repent success
fully uv such iniquity. So I sank into
sleep agin, this time dreemin that I had
turned Fenian—hod elected myself Hed
Center for the State uv Kentucky, and
wuz jest investin $75,000 in a magnifi
PETRoLEum V. NASBY.
raft Pastor ay the Church of the .Nit Dispousashun.
'' What are you singing for?" said I
to Mary Maloney.
" Oh, I don't know, ma'am, without
it is because me heart feels happy."
"Happy, are you, Mary? Why, let
me see, you don't own a foot of land in
"Foot of land, is it?" she cried with
a loud laugh. "Oh, what a hand ye be
after a joke. Why, sure, I've never a
penny, let alone a fut of land."
" Your mother is dead!"
" God rest her soul, yis," replied Ma
ry, with a touch of genuine pathos.—
The Heavens be her bed."
"Your brother is still a hard case, I
"Ye may well say that. It's nothing
but drink, drink, and bate his wife, the
" You have to pay your sister's board?"
" Sure, the bit erature ! And she's a
good little girl, is Hinny, willing to do
whatever I axes her ; I don't grudge the
money that goes for that."
" And you havn't many fashionable
Fash'nable, is it? Oh yis, I put a
bit of whalebone in me skirt, and me
calico gown spreads as big as the leddies.
But thin ye say true ; I havn't but two
gowns tome back, two shoes to me fut,
and wun bunnet, that barrio uv me old
" Yon havn't any lover?"
' " Oh, be off wid yez! Catch Mary
Maloney with a lover these days, whin
the hard times is come."
What on earth have you to make
you happy ? A drunken brother, a poor
helpless sister, no mother, no father, no
lover—why, where do you get all, your
The Lord be praised, miss, it growed
up iu me. (five me a bit uv sunshine,
a clean (lure, plenty of work, and a sup
at the right time, and I'm made. That
makes me laugh and sing. And thin,
if trouble comes, I try to keep my heart
up. Sure, it would be a sad thing if
Patrick _McGuire should take itinto his
head to as me ; hut, the Lord wil/in',
I'd try to hear up under it."
There is a story of a tipsy fellow who
attentively examined a cane-bottomed
chair, and wondered who took the trou
ble to twist all those rattans around
those little holes. in. China they dig a
well somewhat as this fellow supposed
they made cane-seats. They make a
hole first, and then dig a place to put it
in. •• A pit twenty feet deep is dug, by
which time water is nearly reached.—
Boards about an inch thick are then
placed at the bottom, in the form of a
circle, in the center of the hole, its di
ameter being seven feet, which is to be
the width of the well at its bottom.—
Round this wooden circle a cylinder of
brick is then constructed, to the height
of ten feet, the bricks being carefully
joined by mortar. The outside of this
cylinder is then covered with matting,
and tightly roped around. Poles are
then driven into the ground at short in
tervals all round the outside of the cy
linder, and in close apposition with it.
These are secured - by additional lashing
of rope applied round and over them.—
'The inside of the cylinder is then lined
with matting, which is secured by ropes
passed down vertically and brought out
underneath the cylinder, where the two
ends are fastened and the rope tight
ened, By these means, any dislodg
ment of the bricks is physically impos
sible, and the structure is rendered as
compact as if it was made or metal.—
The strengthening of the brickwork
haVing been completed, they commence
to dig inside of it, and, as the earth is
removed from the interior, the cylinder
gradually sinks by its own weight, the
excavation being continued until the
upper margin of the cylinder has reached
the level of the original hole twenty
feet deep. The well of thirty feet is
thus formed, and rapidly finished in the
most. complete manner, by building up
a continuation of the brick cylinder,
until it reaches the level of the ground.'
A hungry friend said, " that nothing
is better than 'cold beef." treg Your
pardon," said I, '• cold beef is better
JOB AND CARD TYPE
AND FAST PRESSES,
A SAPPY WOULLIC
Well-Digging in China.
..NIANNEns are what vex orsoothe, ex
alt er debase, barbarize or refine ua, by
a constant, steady, uniform, insensible
operation, like that of the air we breathe
in. They give their whole form and
color to our lives. According to their
quality, they aid morals, they supply
them, or they totally destroy them.