The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, June 27, 1866, Image 1

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~en+blyin advance, Ly
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~,a,..n. I iu,er'l.l $l,OO-50 cts.eash weekthereafter.
'a n ics•trators and azocaturs. Notices $2,00 each.
0 , 5 , 0 .1 Cords of fire linen $5,00 per year. -
HOLESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers hi
w,,11 paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass,
F e rfamery, Paints and Oils, ,te., &c.
CorsLng, P. T., Jan. 1,1866.—1 y,. „
'(,sce formerly oscine!' by James Lowrey, Esq
I N. A NlcgoLB. Jous I. MITCHELL,
Welleboro, Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
Invoac e, Bounty and Pension Agency, Main.
Wellsboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1886.
F. tricso.x.
; fire door from Bigoney'e, on the Avenue)._
attend to business entrusted to - their care
In the counties of Tiogn :and Potter.
Wellaboro, Jan. 1, 1860., ,
ArronNey er Law-- 7 /11aaskeldi, Tioga co., Pa.
May 9, 186.6-3"
/LILO& Ehop first door north of L. A. Bean's
Shoe Shop. OrCattipg, Fitting, and Repair
mg done promptly and iralL
Wencher°, Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.-Iy. .
J9H111=.113. SIIAIPSP_E ARE,
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over Rowetes
Fiore, second floor. jar Cutting, Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and'in bast style.
Wel6buro, Pa.. Jan. 1, 180-ly
GENT for the collection of bounty, hack pay
A . and pensions due soldiers front the Govern
ca,t. Office with Nichols and Mitchell, Wells
:A-6, Pa. m3O, 'BB
Gaines, Tioga County, Pa.
new hofei located - within easy access uf.thu
best fishing and hunting grounds in North
ern Pennsylvania*: No pains - will• be spared
for the accommodation of pleasure sabkers and
the traveling public. [Tan. 1, 1866.]
Pennsylvania House.,
Ta" popular hotel has been lately renovated and ne.
furnished, end no pains Will be spared to render its
Lzpltalittes acceptable to patrons,
Wellsboro. May 9,1E68, .
No. 11 Law Building,—St. Panl,St , Baltimore.
REFEHENCES. — Levin Gale, Attorney at Law,
EAssard Israel, Att'y at Law, Rev. J. Mai.
Riley, D. D., Rev. Henry Slicer, D D., Con
field, Bro. A= Co., F. Grove d: Coy, 'Ludwig A-
McSherry, John F. McJilton, Esq., Robert Law
son, Esq ,S. Sutherland, Esq. Pin. EssING-iS
authorized to transact any tutsineea appertain
mg to this paper in Baltimore.]
Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
DBACON, X. lateUf the 21 Pa\.lCavalry,. after
. nearly four years of army service, with a large
clpenence in field and hospital practice. has opened an
W« ha the practice of meth, lite and surgery, in all
us branches. Persons from a distance can find good
Doarding at the Pennsylvanta - Motel when desired—
ttill any pars a the State In consultation, or 14)
iTrtvrm 6urgtral operations. 1 , :0 4, Union Block, up
11,2 i IYe/Lsboro. Pa, May 2, 1866 —ly.
ta: the pleaamre to inform the citizens of Tioga
eoutty that they have the beat opportunit'y ever
offered them, to procure elmtrotypea, Feriotypes,
Gems. Cartes de Visite, Vi,nuttes, and, all kinds
of fancy and popular, card. and colored pictures,
at his Gallery on Elmira Stteet. •
Mansfield; Nov. lb, 'Bs—tf. F. M. SPENCER.
W,iald inform the citizens of *clleboro and vi
cloy, that he has fitted up a desirable suite of
%Imo,: over John R. Bowen's store, No.l, Un
inn Block, where he is prepared to execute all
ark in his profession / with , * proirptness and
tie that will enable him to offer superior induce-
Zenti to those requiring dental operations. All
cork warranted, and at reasonable rates: Please
coil and examine specimens.
We'Moro. March 21, 1866.-4 f -
11 114 4 1.. C. N. D A RT.]: T,'
IST:OULD say to the public that be is perma
nently iodated in Wellalforo, (Office) at his
residence, near the Land Office and Episcopal
Church) where be will nontinoe to'do all kinds of
*ork confided to his care, guaranteeing complete
wedactitin where, the,
skill - ek the entist can
trait in i the management of et-ses peculiai to the
calling. ,) He will, lurid*.
set on any material deeired.
attended to on shortest notice, and done in the
teat an oat &pro/ L :a .
LT the the cm °LAl:aesthetics vrwhichare 'per
fectly harmless, and will be administered in every
case when desired.
Wellabore, Jan. 1,
Wtd. B. 814fTIVIiiirlirille, c o ep ,
Pa-, (U. S. licensirAgent, 'Att they'
ter soldiers and their friends thronglieut alt the
loyal States,) will prosecoe iwdgoittieer. . with un
rivalled sueeerr,
ell kinds. Also, 'any other kind of claim
against the tioverninint before any" of the De
partments or in Congress.' Terms inederirte, , All
s oininunications sent to the above address will re
"l7, Prompt attention.. Jan• 17, 1866'
Main Street, Weßebore, -Pa.
having leasett4e Aida* Ztaitel property,
{l6, ely occupied by Mr, Nelson Amain) I shall
Wearer to make it truly the traveler's boue?--
Personal attention will be given to the talile,
and the comfort of guests will be a prime object.
The stables will be tinder the care of an experi
steed hostler.
tPeltisboro, J. j, 1888-1 y• •
Il eTv Shaving and lasir-Drensing Saloon.
THE eubscribera take pleasure in *Annan/IC.lOg to the
Lon People of Weßebore and vicinity that they have
out Mr. B. F. Sheiblin, late barber and hair at Wellsboro, and have np 'a" neatsixid
44 . , eat room over C. L. Willcox's s tore, where ihiy
till always on band to wait on their customers;
and ea they will spare no patna to please, they Lope to
merit the patronage of the conuttunity.
Parttcalar attention paid to 1.44 hair-cutting, ahem.
aodtco dyeing, tee. Ladies' braids, puffs, oltVidtel., cunt,
rls hem on band, nr made to order,
K. W. DOUSES'. J. Jonitsoa.
April 25, 1665.-ly
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-B. B. HOLIDAY, Proprietor. •
T HI§ is •ons,of tbe moat popular Houses in
. 4 L, the county. This Hotel is the principal,
Stage-house in Wencher°. Stages leave daily .
as follows: -
JOB 3 I. iinera..
For Tioga, at Si. a. m. ; ror Troy; at 8 a. in. ;
fFor Jersey Shore every Tuesday and Friday at
2 p. For - Coudersport, every Monday and
Thursday at 2 p. m.
-• STAGES AnuivE-Frona Tioga, at 12 1-2 o'clock
p.m.:‘From Troy, at 6 o'clock p. m.: From Jer.
soy Shore,- Tuesday and. Friday. 11 a.m.: Frem
Coudersport, Monday and Thursday Il A. in.
N. B.—Jimmy Cowden, the-well-known hest.
ler, will be found on hand,
Weteboro, Jan.-1, 1866-Iy..
-C . F SW A
AGENT for the•LycOming County Insurance
• Company ; at Tioga, Pa. ' - •
June 5, 1866.—Tte ' -- t•
J. B. N:1F..4?.s
Or. W.
V. ',WEBB & 860,
Have Open eti4.lpingarti,'ohonlical Store; 'dick
Main Street, let door below Hastings, where the . );
intend to keep a full assortment of
Algood article of Medicinal Liquorr and Wines.
- Prescriptions Carefully prepared.'
-Medical advice given free of charge. • -
Wellaborci, Nov. B—/y.
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Would respectfully nap Ounce to 4 ,` all whom „it
may camera," that they,keepconalvAly pojaatod
a large arid well selected aesortuteproof . •
Tea, Coffee, Spice, Pepper,
tier, Sa let-ants, Starch,
and an endless variety of
Tioga, Pa , Oct. 4, 1865—1y.45
MR.F. 7 .A. J. "SOFIELD has just returned from Nos{
iv" York with a full assortment of ladles' fancy goods
and millinery in every style. 'Toilet articles, of the pn
rest and hest quality. „sf Amain DEMOREAT'S perfumes,
posrcifrsi&s.,.,FElEVm ., puiy snll withosd attet.p#ce
A nice variety of white goods. consisting of hosiery,
corsets. handkerchiefs, nollars, cuffs. tc, •
Anew style of Garibaldi cloth, which is most desi
rable..,, ••, • , . • . .
Head-drceaes and dress caps, infant raps and hate.
Bonnets :Lisa repitired to order •
:Mrs. Scheid coolant, to recelye goods from N.
York daring the season, and honea„yo please all 'her cos-
Wells6oro r ldai b,I.E het
Elastic `and taidc4slHtdh Soaring 1111. a,
G ENERAL AGENCY, 28 Lake street, Elmira.
Local agents supplied at factory prices, and'
new agents wantrd'for unoccupied districts.
Also, a large stock of 'machine findings. Far
circular, gladness TUGS. JOHNSON,
General Agent of G. ch B. Sewing Machines, g
June 13, 1866-tf 23 Lake st. - ,.Elmira,N Y.
New Drug Store.
RICH k GILBERT have opened a Dxug and
Chemical-Store on Main : Street,,ono door he..
low Dr. Mattison's =Hotel,--in- the Borough 4 4
lin wtville, where they keep on, bead a full as.
sortment ,„ _ ,
a good article of medicinal Wines and Lictuora.
Alr•PresniPtiotta carefully prepared. --
March 26; 1866-3 m
rPRIISSES.- 4 ! Seeley'; ,Ff6d., Rubber ' s'
cures rupture, frees the cord from aAiretio-,
ure 3 will never, rust, break, limber, otuife, or be
come filthy, (the.,fine *teal epring b e coateti
with ,harst rubber); spring made any. puwer-re
quired; need in bathing, fitted to form"; require.
no IstraPPing ; k eleauest, lightest, easiest, and beet
Truss known. Send for pamphlet.
I. B. SEELEY, Solo_Pri)prietor„ -
apll ; , 1347 Cbeenut et., Phila'a, Pa.
. „ .
AGENTS WANTED—For our new and teitu
tiful work, the pictorial book of Anecdotes
and Incidents of the Rebellion: heroic, patriotic;
political, romantic, humorous and tragical; splen=
dilly illustrated with over 300 Hoe portraits and
beautiful engravings. This work, for genial hu
mor, tender pathos, startling iaterest,and attrac
tive beauty, stands peerless and alone among all,
its competitors. The valiant and brav'e heartedi'
the picturesque and dramatic, the witty and Max,'
venous, the tender and pathetic; the roll of fame'
and story, camp, picket, spy, scout, bivouac and'
siege, startling _surprises, wonderful escapes; fa'
mous words and deeds of woman,. and the whole
panorama of the war, are here thrillingly and
startlingly portrayed in a masterly manner,, at
once .historical, and
_romantic, rendering•it the
most.ample, brilliant and readable book that the
war has called forth
Disabled officers and soldiers, teachers, ener
getic young uien, and, all in want of profitable
employment; will find this the best chance to make
money ever yet offered. Send fur circulars and
see our terms. Address
No. bO7 Minor et., Phila., PM
THE undersigned. agent for the celebrated Ito.
chestei Trout Fies, keeps constantly on bald
batting tackle. consisting of N.Y. trout flies, Kin
sey dc Limerick hooks. ob shells, silk, braided,'
hair, eeagrass and linen lines; loadere,:i - get
strands, books, fly books, rods, reels, trout bask
ets. tips ' landing nets, &c. Shop in the rear-of
Gunn & Tucker stove store. L. A. SEARS.
Wellabory, May 16, 1866. •
DDISSOLUTION:—Notice is hereby given that
the partnership heretofore existing between
the subs3ribers; is dissolved, by mutual consent.
Wellsboro, June 8, 15613.- 7 3t*
A N Assortment ofGLASSWAItIe
21, will be fewed at ROY'S DRUG STORE
CAKE DISHES; &c. • 4
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.WEI 4 JAB0110; , : PA * , -_,T.pgt 27;_1866.
TOWELL,'.III:, haviig purehole the'
I '.. ,interest of,P. C. Hoik, the butinese,
now hew conducted under the'nerne of z .,ll„.pteyreg,
Jr. ‘t Co. - : - •
.All descriptions of marble work executed to
the entire satisfaction of-customers.- - - - _
- STONE 8,
of the latest and raost,•appro7ed styles,--:Wa will
aleo furnish to Order; " —.- • '
PouNTAINO.!!- '
d all lands_ of _ woricametai 31, ti
L.! L.,
e Intend to:iit."--ourswprkizea manner tiii.L•yepA
doily' competition.
i v iiSTQW.PLirj4Be,4 CO*
WenlibOro, Ara 24840
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FEWLIZON - .01T , 77.7. - _,.
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Bola at Wholesale Prices. Buyers are requested
:01.1.attil get Quotations before going further
209 t. 4 n !1D714 a'4l. - icisi chi
Coining. N. Y., Jan. 1, 1866-ly
Rand Power Loom trVitteeteal;l6s
4 IL pereone interested in tbe production oi'pra6ti
'AL cal macinnery into oar country, are requested to
investigate the merits of ;i•1
This loom will do all kinds of hand weaving. ,
w Wil weave jeans, blankets, plain cloth,! satinet,
kereey flannel, seamless sack, double width blankets.
or guy kind of cotton, wool, or flax cloth. It treads the
- treadles, throws the shuttle, lets off the web, and takes
up the' cloth. It LMakes the upper shed as the batten
comesjforward, and beats up the filling after the cross
is made, making better cloth and better selvage than be made in any other way.
'it is the only hand loom that is suitable
fot weaving wool,
as ndsloom that makers all the ehqd-Al, the batten 4°!'
back. will weave wool satisfactorily. • '
It has no strings to stretch and get out - or nidei
treadles at both sides of the loom, making the shed
cot plate at both sides.
This loom is rmtclii loprowl am 9.lMrantAinds of
edit, by simply. thanigink the phut-MUMMA the up
per shed.
Township rights for sale. Call at liainsburg, Tioga
county, Pa., and seep full sized loom in operation. Or
ders fur looms solicited.: LEWIS iWNTMORE,
Idainsbarg., May 2, '66.-ly A. P. PACKARD.
QA:Yg ! ,YOI3 : ,qILENB4cI,,K,S,I_ I
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NasC Ailetinteh , 4 f
Wket43 , ol;qa4",always)file Rhe tmkrisasoft,d
stock of • -
.!3;654Ek1e, & TRYLI3OODB
MADE albt ' 4lo ' r'"
ManufactuilKidei t ia AciinainfigANl
Also Gen& furnaiWsicial,44:, ike
In their mercha they defy
competition; having the best tailors of New York city,
and an ezpaiiiikicka,aptierMil;
Great Induceineits to "the Public
NOT baying a big stook of OLD ' o,oooB' to"
shove off at auction, lan enabled'ici'take
ad ravage ofthe,present loyrpripas, and am reA 7
dy. to supply the public with'i splendid stook-of
Styles, purella4ed to iccomniciatifilnai
ket. ; . .; . _
Part attatition- -directed to my do
sira4lp.Pt49ir of Ladiote,:. DRESS GOODS,
Alpaccas, Pupiina,Piiute , Delaigps, &c.
Added- to aut_offezitig_iLlayge
and splendid stock of -
and CAPS. 4., &0., &a.; Ao., 46- 4 &0,,
at prioes to suit the 1,009,900, ..49agopirs
old stand, Wellaboro, Pa., •
• :c C.-B. KELLEY.' ..
, April 0868 - . •••' • - t
FARM - -FOR SALB.—A farm of 125 acres or
thereabouts is :offered • for sale, situate -two
miles from Wellsborg, the county seat .of this
county, and -on the direct road ,to tha lumbering
districts' of "Pitie• Creek: -There is also& sixty
acres improved, with a good house and barn,:'and
id - gsii& springs - of water-'rho timber
land is covered with - valuable flinter", and tbelo-
Cation for one' that wishes 'a good • farm - near a
-thriving and enterprising village - cannot his'sar
passed. For further particulars, as to price,
terms, Ike., apply to C. E. Brewster, Welliboro;or
to the Subscriber at Corning, Steuben Co., N. Y.
* March-7 1868-tf.' J. W. GUERNSEY.
Votirp. -
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Twd brown heads with teasing curls,
,:Red lipcsbniting over penile! , ~.
----Bare feet white and wet with dew,'
- Tye e e4,blark and two-eyes blue;
A rattle 0.7. iiiia alit \itere trey.
t ' s littiel ee and Willie'Geey. ' •
Tl}oy wail standing, where4rb;ook,
Tending , lik a b ke,p erd'e crocdi,
'Flashed its silver, and thiettraniss
i Cif matt ictitaw friaged, the batiii;e
.11alf-itecbotivtat ur half in play, '
Eatie4ye and Gray,' • ", •
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•Theyiiii %/jail; .9 like cherries rod; ,
ile;criiio•tallei; ?meet a head ; • , ,
like wreaths of snow, -,
cS.wung:a basket to and fro,
she loitered, half in play„
~ Gbatceriagta Willie
" Pretty said.=
And there Cacao a da4b of red • •
Thrhhgb the brownness of
711‘ goys hie etroug, anctgirls are ,weak,
' l'Autirli , earry,fso I will,
Katie's basket up the
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gat t e &powered; with'a latigh, -
"shalt eairy -
And tkenti,,ying'bdck her earls, - j •
Li " well 88 , ,
that 'Katie guesnai
Balf- the wisdom she expressed ?
•v• ; : ,- • '
4re only buye groan tall,
leartii..ton't el/align much after all; -
3 0 LArni Wheia,lung:y ears from that day,
If atilio. t eV.add Willie Grey • .
• 718tood egaiii • liealiie the brook,
Bending like ir .t•heiMerd's crook, .7_ ,
. ,
it strange that lt'illie said=
Whil4-4,gain reit -
the . hiOwnness o£ hia cheek—
"l ut,itreeg and 4 , :nd ate weak :
hake 4•1 ppm) fteep,
lie • '
", shadows Cold' sal deep. ••
Will yiitt:trust me, Katie dear— •
Walk betide MO without fear? •
may I Barry, if I
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• ~- -'•-;Allyorrr•hurriena up the hill? . • • v •
Aud•abe,au.4wered.with laugh,
'" 130-1 of yo•ti. inay carry half." '.•
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fi Cliiii-betide the-little troalz, .
Bending like, shepheurt ,
tateand.early rit. rho sande,.
j o i n ; rallatArarkert ,t 9.74". - rt
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IllpyS 0,148
tetilfffe '3115, - atid ! ' ';•••," I •
'i•Cbakiiititcrrind • j.
yirlt(titteibui frith the one ;: , -
Thriti;itre° d 'sane in years agune.:
Tllik:it:itChirked deep and wide,
kitd bacieekers by, jts ;
. • -
21../avp"ycars since; on a radiant spring
Al,rtaftiobli; hvb men, who: from their
~ c,ouversation appealed to be foreigners,
stoplied:"before - the gate of one of the
lar 9 gayOrLghops in Philadelphia for the
ma i
,Clictiire of - locomotive engines.--
En' -r u &Small office; the , elder of the
two trien nivir,etl of the superintendent
in criitlartcejr he' would permit hiin to
inampf..o6,' works. - .
I .' .X,Ou.eanasS in and look about,. if
you please„,"" said 'the --Superintendent,
vex'etl.,filiparently at being interrupted
in itlie 'peruser of his newspaper. ae„
seetineditti two strangers more closely.
TheY,Wele respectably but plainly clad,,
aniteVldently inade no pretensions to,
official-cll. - laity of• any kind. •
"rlSitliere s any one who can, show, us
over the establishment and explain mar
teraio'usit": asked Mr. Wolf; . the elder
of'tlie •
lritist:pick -your own way, gen
tlemeta,"- Ireplied -the. superintendent;
weafe ROO ;:basy to attend every party
tliit:orciee;nlo - 14. I'll thank you .not:
to litteWiiiA , the workmen. - by. asking -
Apleatietik." ! '
3 It witairdatso - nauch the matter as the
manner '6O the reply, that was offensive
- to =.l,.•,til.'Wolf,c , and compartioia. It
!iva:s'sPokeiv With a certain official as
sumbtien mingled with
contempt for the visitors:, indicating a
haughty and selfish temper on the part
of the-speaker.,
- " I 'tfilt lt:•AVe' not , -trouble
"said Mr. Wolf, bewing,,ancl taking his
companion's arm, they paused out.
, ttat - ,,therels-anything I dislike, it is
said - !Nit'. Wolf, when they
Jrire, in the.straet... " Ido not blame the
roam fcg'l44 4 ;v l alfing to ,Show uS over his
establishment; he is no doubt annoyed
arakinterrupted by-many heedless visit':
drs, but he might-have dismissed -us
'With courtesy. might have sent us
better content with
. a gracious ‘ re
thanwitb ungraciouS Consent."
- :"!Perhaps;P.-said the other stranger,
we shall:1114W better luck here ;" - and
they - Ste - japed:before - another workahoP
of - a - shnifar kind:_They were received,
bf,ii - brisk: little-mn, the head clerk ap
parOatlF; reply. to their request
of 'show iijaVer the establishment, an
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" Ct s yes! come with me, gentlemen.
This way,"
So saying, hurried them along the
area strewed with iron, - brais, broken
and 'rility;iheels- 'of iron, fragments of
koboileti;ind cylinders, into the prin
cipal Vo'rkshop:
• Here, without stopping to 'explain
any one thing, he led the strangers a
long, with the evident intention of get
ting rid of them as soon as possible.—
When they: passed.where the workmen
,were , rlveting'the external casing of a
boiler, the clerk looked at his watch.,
tapped his foot againstan iron tube, and
tiliewed "other signs of impatience,
whereiipon_Mr. Wolf remarked : "We
will not aetailsr - you any longer, sir," and
with his 'friend toOkleaYe.
‘ttlihis inan is an improvement on the
other," said Mr. Wolf, "" but all---the_ci
vility he - alas isou the surface; it does
not come from the heart. We must look
fiirtber." ;
The strangers walked on for nearly a
half, mile in,seilence, when one of them
pointed to an' humble sign. with a pic
ture of a locomotive 'engine and a train
of ears underneath. ft overtopped a
small building, not more than ten feet
in height, communicating with a yard
and workshop.
a Look," said the observer, " here is a
machinist whosename is not on our list.
Probably it was thought too smalls con
cern for our purpose." " -
"Nevertheless, let ire; try,", said Mr.
Wolf. -
They entered, and found at the,,desk'
li'Middla&ed man, whose somewhat
grimy, aspect and. apron around -his
waist shi)* ( I that he -di v i ed • hl s I al) ors
'het:Wean' WorkShcip and• counting
room. •
f!Wiwayt;to..look, over, your works,
) ~~tiCfQ1I~•
youif laity, no objeeitloit,°' said Mr
Wolf. ' •
• '"ltt will give &me great pleasure to
show you all that is to be seen," said the
litechanic,rwith a, pleased alacrity, ring
ing a bell, and telling the bby - Who 'en
tered to take charge of the office.'
He then led the way, and explained
to the strangers the whole process of
constructing a locomotive engine. He
-showed them how the various parts of
the-machinery were manufactured, and
''patiently answered all their questions.
He told them of an improved method
of tubing boilers, by which. the power
'of generating steam was increased, and
showed-with what care he provided for
security from bursting. •
Two hours passed rapidly away. The
strangers were delighted with the intel
ligence the mechanic, and
with his frank, attentive and unsuspi
cious manners.
Here is a man who loves his profess
len :so well, that he takes pleasure in
explaining its mysteries , to ail who can
understand thein, said Mr. Wolf.,
"" I am afraid we have given you a
deal' of trouhle,"'said the other - stran
"Indeed, gentlemki, I have enjoyed
- your visit," said the. mechanic, "and I
shall be glad to see you again."
" Perhaps you may," said Mr. Wolf,
and-thestrangeis departed.
Five months afterwards, as the me
chaniq, whose means were quite limit
ed;',,sat in his office meditating how - bard
it was - to 'get business by the side of
- such large, establishments as were his
competitors, the two strangers entered.
Hd gave them a hearty welcome, hand
ed 'chairs, and all sat down.
"We come," said Mr. Wolf, "with a
"proposition to you from the Emperor of
- RuSsia to visit St. Petersburg."
' "From the Emperor? Impossible 1"
"Here are your credentials."
gentlemen," said the now agi-.
tatedinechanic, "what does this mean ?
How have T earned such an honor T'
!' Simply by your straightforWard
Courtesy and frankness, combined with
professional intelligence,"- said Mr.
Wolf. " Because we were strangers you
- did notthink it necessary to treat us
'With coldness or distrust You saw We
:were really interested in acquainting
'4strtselves with your works, and you did
not ask'us, before extending to ua your
nivilitieS, what letters of introduction
we brought. You measured us by the
spirit we showed, and not by the digni
ties'we might have exhibited."
` The mechanic visited St. Petersburg,
Afid soon afterwards removed his whole
establishment there. He had Imperial
orders there for as many locomotive en
gines as be could construct. He has
I - lately returned to his own country, and
is still receiving large returns from his,
Russian workshop. And all this pros
perity grew out of his unselfish civility
to two strangers, one of whonr was the
secret agent of the Czar of Russia.
Letter from ,Nebraska.
By; Seich - v, (Nebraska,) t
June 4, 1866. "
--s Friend Cobb ~--liavint2 b en -request
edby- several ;different persons before
leavingihome, to write them some-ac-'
count of-Icy:bat I. should see in the far
west, I take thiS method of writing' to
all at once. The opportunities for writ
ing letters, possessed by-travelers over
these' vast plains, are meager enough, as
all know who have any experience of
this-kind of life. If therefore you find epistle worthy of a place in the Ag
itator. each of my -friends will please
consider it addressed personally to him
self; and as for the general public, they
can read it or pass over it, as best- suits
their own convenience.
,• It was Saturday, the' 19th of May,
when I Started from Atchison-, Kansas,
for - Denver, and perhaps the regions be
yond. My outfit was simple enough—
.being only a wagon drawn by one yoke'
of oxen, and carrying, including provi
sions, something - less than WO pounds.
With this load our cattle, being splen
did fellows; are expected to "walk thro"
a hundred miles a week, without the
least inconvenience or injury to them-
Selves:, This expectation-thus far, how
ever, has not been realized,: for a good
and sufficient reason hereinafter to be
mentioned. We hope it_may be in the
'future. 'While upon the subject of "out
tit,"-I may - just state that my traveling
cothpanioli is a Presbyterian clergyman
from Detroit-, who, having read, both
Nulpit and- put. "Of it, more than
the laws:of nattire allow - to a man of his
physical constitution; is now paying the
penalty in• a- protracted struggle with
" preachersi.sore,throat" and other..tin
dred affiictions.,. The advantage of in
valids travellngtogether thus, is; that
though they - cannot always -help, they
carritt least- have' n abundance of sym
pathy for each other. And .ssynapathy,
Mr-Editor, is a great thing,;sometimes.
"Sever was there a more beautiful
morning than that on which wetwo in
valids bade farewell to the Missouri riv
er, and started " over the hills and far
away" to the land of pure air and clear
water.; of, bright skies and lofty moon
-414.1143,1 and distant, golden - Colorado.—
And never was there a darker storm -of
wind; - tind-rain, and thunder, than that
which met us a few hours later upon
one of the wide prairies of Kansas, and
gave us a thorough drenching, in spite
of wagon cover and buffalo robe. We
camped that evening, after-dark, kin,-
dling our - ftreln the wet grass,-withwet
brushwood; at no,small expense. of Iry
cifermatahes and of that more valuable
commodity, patience. After the tire
however carne_supper, and after supper
sleep, which' youmay suppose was re
freshing enough;' notwithstanding its
association with dainpness and mud.—
Let this day's experience servo as a spe
et P'
parently uninjured, and with spirits
and appetites rather augmented than
otherwise. The last week has been plea
sant, and free from rain untilthis morn
ing; when another shower struck- us, and
seems disposed - to abide with, us during
the day. We have consequently taken
refuge iu a "ranche2' and are improv
ing ttie_time writing letters.
The - rain with which northern Kan
sas is - visited at this time, though -not
peculiarly agreeable to travelers, :are a
Godsend to, the country. For seven
the soil, in. a . large part of that
Btate, has not been thoroughly satura
ted with water. Every one knows, that
:Ittrtwo or three succesedve seasons, fam-
. _
hie and wide - spread suffering were the
result., There willbe no famine how
. ever thisyear. - Atleast so it seems now.
And if, as is extensively
,believed, the
years of drought and of sufficient rain
proceed in cyeles of sevens, at leant In
the West, We may expect six toore
" plenteous sears" after this, to bless
this beautiful laud, before another of the
lean kine approaches to eat out Its fat
neSs and till it with want. Farmers ex
pecting to seek a home in this region,
but not decided when to come, will
please take notice. )
Our road thus far running in a north
western direction from Atchison, we
have seen only a strip of the northern
part of Kansas, with a few miles on the
southern border of Nebraska. I speak
of what I have seen, to this point, which
is 147 miles from Atchison. And in re
gard to the country already passed over,
1. say, freely that I am unable to conceive
of a more beautiful region. It consists
chiefly of extensive prairies, higher and
more rolling by far than those of Mis
souri or Illinois, and as a general thing
prese.ntin,g a soil which seems quite equal
to any I have seen elsewhere., The one
drawback of the country, is it 4 want of
timber, which on the largest prairies
will afford a formidable barrier to set
tlement for years to come, until hedges
an be generally substituted for fences,
d settlers have time to raise their own
'rewood or dig into the vast coal fields
which are said to underlie the whole of
northern Kansas. On the numerous
streams however which intersect this
country, this trouble does not exist.—
Wood is to be found on all the creek and
river bottoms. In some places the for
ests are extensive. And everywhere on
these streams settlements are springing
up, and in many of them considerable
communities are being formed. And at
Vie present rate at which population is
lourilw into' tide State, it will not be
ong, before these valleys will all be oc
cupied. At present however there is
room tor very many more. It may not
be known that a considerable amount of
public land can still be bought at Con
gress prices, gr taken up under the
Homestead law, no farther west than
the - Big Blue,, which is a tributary of the
Kansas river, flowing south, at a dis
tance of about 100 mites west of Atchi
son. This is a fine stream, and its banks
will ere long be-crowded---with a busy
and intelligent population. Maryville,
the chief, town in northwestern Kansas,
is upon. its eastern bank, 104 miles from
Atchison, and already is putting on city
airs and cherishing "great expecta
It only remains to be said, that two
railroads, one from St. Joseph, Missouri,
and the other froin Atchison, are alrea
dy in 'process of construction through
northern Kansas, which are not only to
afford abundant facilities for transporta
tion to the region through which they
pass, but somewhere far in the west are
to join their iron hands to the Great
Union Pacific railroad, which is to con
nect-us all by and by with California.
But that is in the future,, For the pres
ent, and until another rainy day, good
bye. C. L.
Love in. a Cottage
- A cottage; poetically speaking, is a
small but picturesque domicile—em
in roses and " situated near a
wood"—adapted to the accommodation
of three individuals—a gentleman, his
Wife, and a little boy with a bow and
arrow and Wings: • Poesy assumes that
a bridegroom'wlao no revenue hath"
may live in a state of ecstatic bliss with
a dowerless bride, in such a residence.
Subsistence is a secondary considera
tion. Bread and cheese and kisses are
all-sufficient ; and, in the absence of the
grosser items, the epicurean •food last
mentioned is; of itself excellent love-in
a-cottage fare. What cares Cupid for
sates—sates with a C we mean, for kates
with a K are a different matter. He
laughs larders as well as locksmiths to
scorn. He feeds , on fancies, and like
his bilious brother Jealousy, grows by
what he feeds on. Such at least is the
sentimental notion of that spoony little
diYinity, as the guest of a •cottage ten
anted by a cashless pair.
But sober Prose—a bluff fellow, that
delights in throwing cold water on the
beautiful and tender—suggests that mo
neyless couples, who hope to retain love
as a permanent lodger, had -better look
to their windows, out of one of which,
if nothing for dinner comes ih •at the
door, he is apt to tly. Any one who has
seen a portrait of the boy Cupid, and
noted his chubbiness of outline, roust
knosv Of course that he is no chamele
on; to live on air. From a cottage, Where
there is nothing to eat, and more senti
ment than industry and energy, he is
pretty sure to make off at the first op
portunity in search of cozier quarters—
some shanty, perhaps, Where the vulgar
garden grows cabbages,
,and potatoes,
and the interior atmosphere has an ap
petizing haver of beef steak and onions.
There can be no doubt that " better is a
dinner of herbs where love is,_ than a
stalled ox and hatred therewith ;'• but
when it herbs and no ox the year
round, disgust it' not hatred will be very
likely to take love's place at the board.
Upon the whole, therefore, - substantial
and permanent ' wedded bliss' is hardly
to be hoped for. in a cottage where there
is.more play for the
. innlgination than
the teeth. I
An odd bit of dialogue occurs in a no
ivel now being phiAished in a French
paper. r• •
— ",Where is your husband?" asks a
gentleman. ,
" He went out to buy a cigar," replies
"'Has he been gone long?"
" Eighteen years."
".11e is quite right," remarks the gen
tleman, philosophically ; " he wants to
choose a good one."
SEEKING FOR Tntrr - Et. The labors to
cry man's soul and exalt it, are the
search for truth beneath the mysteries
which surround creation, to gather am
aranths, shining with the hues of Hea7
ve from plains upon which hang,
dark an • Vs, the mists of earth.
- A correspondent writes ffoni----Up er
Coos, N. H., as follows ; "No one ca
tell what a day may bring forth ; but
we can tell what a night recently bro't
to a young farmer in this vicinity—three
calves, two colts, eleven pigs, nine lambs
and a baby."
Wliat'funi*,* customs we establish. If
you ask your friend fora postage stamp,
be accepts three ;cents as a matter of
course ; but if you ask him for a cigar,
he would regard it us an insult if you
I.tendered ten, or twenty cents iu pay
—Theazoptiolote ban stocked the establishment with
a large assortment of modern styles
and are prepared to execute neatly, and promptly
Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, and a full assortment of
Constabies' and Justices' Blanks, constantly on hand.
People living at a. distance can depend on haying their
work done promptly, and sent back in return mail.
.41liri:wick—P.43'e block, Second Floor.
NO. 26.
Though not, two Major Generals, Bei:forts
to the Pre' sident on the Workings of
the Freedmen's Bureau. &c. :
May 27, 1866.
To His Exlency the Dispenser Iry Post
Offices, Androo Johnson, President of
the United States:
In akordance with your esteemed
request, dated the 25th and received this '
morning, I too wunst proceeded to make
doo inquiry ez to the workin uv the
Freedmen's Bureau and the condishun
uv the Afrikan citizens uv Amerikan
descent in this vicinity. The fact that
a Ablishnist still holds the Post Office
at the Coners, (which plate, by the
wa-T, been solicited to accept,) in
terfered materially with the biznis I
had in hand. I towunst tooted the
horn, ez is the custom when we have
religious servis, and called my congre
pshun together. They kw= runnin in
trom the different groceries, and here
another difficulty ensooed. The grocery
keepers wanted to know what we wuz
agoin to hey meetin on wPsilt days for.
They wuz willin to shut up during me
tin time on Sundays ez they respected
the church, and it giv em time to swaep
out the terbacker, et settery, but they'
be d--c 1 if they wuz agoin to have the
people pulled away from their nourish
ment on weak days. I succeeded In
passifying em, and went in at once ex
hminin the leadin citizens. Their tes
timony is ez follows:
Wuz a- nigger owner afore the war,
and durin the late fratrisidal struggle
wuz a captin in the confedrit servis.—
Wuz with Ginral Forest at Fort Pillow.
Hez had much experience with nigger's.
Bleeves them to be adapted to the cli
mit uv Kentucky, and much more able
to stand the hot sun than the whites.—
When they wuz slaves never knowd em
to refuse to work—know they alluz did
work, becauz he generally stood over
em with a nigger whip. Since they hey
been free hez notist a change; not much
uv a change, until the :Nigger Burow
wuz established. Before that they'd
take such. wages ez yoo chose to give em
—since then the d—d heathen will
stand out about as the white men do,
and wont work at all, unless yoo meet
their views, which made a heap uv
trouble and materially retarded the de.
velopment of the country. he Burow
had corrupted the female niggers, ez
they had all been legally married by the
chaplins to the men they'd lived with,
and wuz so sot on livin with em, that
there's no use uv your try in to get a
house wench unless you take her hus
band also. His wife wuz now doin de
gradin work at home for want uv help.
Strongly urged the abrogashun uv the
Burow and the removal uv the abolish
un postmaster at the Corners.
Wuz examind. Wuz convinst in his
own mind that the Afrikan was now
out uv his normal speer, and that the
infernal Burow was at the bottom Iry it.
The nigger, afore the Burow come a
round, was docile and easily controlled.
His boy Jo was Kunst a model nigger.
He'd get up every.niornin at four, and
work every day till after dark. Ez soon
ez he was emancipated, ez they called
it, and the Burow come, I told him to
get up one mornin, and he told me im
pudently he'd concluded he woodent.
I undertook to chastise him with a fence
stake, whereupon he sailed in and he
whaled me, and the Burow to which I
applied for redress laughed in my face.
Fie left, and is now dragging out a mis
erable existence in Ohio, on the beggar
ly pittance uv two dollars a day, and my
farm is runnin to weeds. He conclood
ed by giving it ez his solemn opinion
that he cood never be reconciled to the
Government so long as the Burow was
tolerated and that 4bolishnist held the
post office at the Corners.
Considered the Burow a incubas upon
the State. It interfered between master
and servant.coed git along better if
the nigger wu left to the natral laws
which reglates capital and labor. Tried
td keep his ni gers, and did keep em
the past sum er till after the crop wuz
in, and then tried to settle with em for
four dollars a month, with such deduc
tions for food, sickness and brakin tools,
et settery, ez was just. Brought the
niggers all uv em in my debt, and gen
erously proposed to let em work it out
choppin cord wood durin the winter.—
Hauled me up afore the Burow, and I
wuz forced to pay em each Sl5 a month.
Consider the Burow as all that stands
in the way uv reconstrucshun, though
the removal of the Abolishun Postmas
ter at the Corners and the appointment
uv a sound constitushunzd Dirnocrat
woold greatly assist in conciliatin the
Kentucky mind.
I tried io get some nigger testimony,
but cood elicit nothin worth while.—
One Digger who spends the heft uv his
time at the Corners, W l / 7 . opposed to the
Burow, because it stopped rashuna on
him, and Lucy, a octoroon, who former
ly belonged to and still resides with el
der Ga,vitt, (who is now absent as a del
egate to a Southern religious Conven
tion at Louisville,) testified that the Bu
row wuz " no great shakes," because be
ing ez the elder wuz a widower and the
father uv all her children, and bein she's
a free woman, she asked the agent to
make the elder marry her, and he wood
not do it. But sich evidence is irrele
avant, and I didn't consider it worth
while botherin your Eselency with it.
Both however strongly insisted on the
removal uv the Abclishun Postmaster
at the Corners.
Wuz convinst the Burow vtruz agin
the prosperity uv the State, and was un
derminin the moral and physikal wel
fare uv the nigger. It made him impu
dent. He'd sum uv em workin for him,
and noticed at noons and nites he'd find
em with a spellin book and a reader.—
Didn't bleeve in readin. Coodent read
himself, but he'd a cusin woost who
learned, but ez soon ez he could read he
moved off to Injeanny, quit the Dimoc
racy, and becum a loathsome Abolish
nist. Heerd he wuz killed in the war,
and served him rite. Wanted to know
what we'd do when the niggers could
all read. Spored we'd have to elect 'em
to otlice, ez the people alluz sleeted such
when they could tiud em. Didn't be
- • • '0 'nigger equality, and wuz in fa
vor uv ! ; a !mediate changein the Post
Office. at the Corners.
Captain McSlather that things had
come to a sweet old pass, when a man
couldn't lather a nigger without being
hauled up afore a Burow.
Kurnel Pelter thot if yur Eielency
cood witness the.corrupshun that exist
ed in the Burow good make short work
uv it. Why, he whipped anigger hand
more than he ought, perhaps, and he
died uv the injuries. It NMI& aggrays
tin case. The nigger ivaZ sassy, and it
3/351X.11 PETTUS