The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, May 08, 1867, Image 1

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Eon) ,„„. 10,00 11 ,00 17,00' 22,00, '17:0,30 1 30,00 . . /IA . . ,
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I„,Bosiness Cards inserted at the mate' of One Doi- L-- • - • -,-- --------- - • ~ ~ , ~
lino per yetu.;. but none for less Ruin tban 1.5,00. ti ' , „,.., . „
Speolal notices, rifteen Cents per lino ; ttlitorfal VOL.XIV - ..- ~ • , , . .. .
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• , ~,. ! ' • -- WELLSBORO Pk • - • MAY - 8 1567 • - - i- - . . , is ,
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:al Notroes, Tulip ty Cents per tine. •
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'11:101. SALE DRIJOGIOS, and dealers in
Wall' at:ier, Korosond Lamps, Window Glop,.
Pod diet" - , Paints and Oils, &0., &c.
Corril l iagi,N. Y., Jan. 1, 1866.-Iy. • ..
' • 10110 LS & raITCIEIVLL,
rormerly occupied by James Lowrey, E.
• . Wei:tots. , JOHN r. MITCHELL.
labor°, Jan. 1, 18613-Iy. -
'nco, Bounty and Pension Agency, Main
Wollaboro, Pa., Jan. 1,1.86 d.
3 Insu ,
tr..sort. r.T. B. NILES.
'ipt door from Bigoney's, on the Avenup)—
ill attend to business entrugted to Their - taro
the'eonnties of Tiogn and Potter.
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 1866.
MANUFACTURERS of, and Wholesale and Re
tail Dealer in DOOfs, Sash, and Blinds.. Also
Planing AI3C Turning done to order.
jun CO., Pa., Jan. J. 1867-Iy,*
. P. W. CLANK,
A t iTontrcir Tioga co., Pa
- May 9, 1886—Iy '
TAILOR. Shop first door north of L. A.Sears'a
Shoo Sh - op. Fitting, and Repair
ing done promptly and well.
Wellsboro, Pn„..t , nn. J. ]BB6-Iy.
SOHN u.isintlispEAL RE,
DRAPER AND T I ILOR. Shop over John.R
Bowon's store. , 27:iir• Cutting, Eitting, am
Repairing done piotuptly and in best style.
WolEsboro, Pa.. Jan. 1, IS66zly
AGENT for the collection of bounty, hack pay
and pensions duo Soldiers from the Govern
ment„ Office with Nichols and Mitchell, Wells.
born Pa. m3O, 4i
'tary 'Public nod Irt6urance Agdnt, Moss
rg, Pa., over Coldly°lre Store.
Gaines, Tina' Cenral', Pa.
fl.\ C.. VERMILYEA, .PROPRIETOR. This is A 1
now hotel located wi l thiu easy access of tli
best fishing and hunting grounds in North.
ern Pennsylvania. No pains will 14 spared
fm- the accommodation of pleasure seekers and
the EmOting, public. - [Jan. 1, 1566.],
Pennsylvania Hoilse. •
TIMIJ., popular hotel has been latelj• (rinoyalh and re
li 11l taPhised., and no pains wilt he vial ed to kezoler its
hoipltaltties ace pinta'', to pationa. '' I
Wellsboto, 'ay ti, 1888, e
ctor. A bew Hotel e'quitucteii;ott the principle
of live and, let live, tor the neememode Lim, Of
C. STitANG - .
ATTORNEY AT LAW. And' bueinesx entrust—
rid to his taro still reeeivo:prwpt attention.
Knoxville", Pa., N0v.14, 1866,—tr
COED. W. iLioN,
renebville," Tioga ea. t'ounty. Pension,
and Inottranco Agent. OoKentions promptly
attended to. Olboo 211,door z balow Ford }[once.
Don. t 2, 1844-Iy,
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A GENT for the LycomineCvnnty Insurance .
ll_ Company, at 'fioga,.
Juno 5,1866.-3 mt
FARII,'§ . LI pTE L,
Good stabling, attached, anti an attentive hos
tier always in attendance
. E. S. TAR '
Blaekswith and Farrier.
TOS EPII MANLY would inform the qtizons
of Wollsboro and vicinity that ho hasloased
tho old .Mack stand, on Wator street, lately o f. ;:.
copied by Mr. Ritter, where he may ho found
prepared to shoe horses and oxen. and do all
wiirk pe'rtaining to his trade. He also is it prac
tical Farrier, and will treat horses for diseases.
October 24. IStlit-tf
- Haipiressing & Shaving.
Saloon ovey, Willooix dr. Darker's ti tore, Wang,
horo, Pa. P o ,cirtioultir ttention paid to Ladies'
Clair-nutting Shaw ooing, Dyeing, etc.
euile, aniPow"elies on hand and mode to or.
der. ;
OLD raeived on deposit°, for sshit•ii.eertifi
cntes will he iesucd, //curing inteif,.sllll ‘Ol , l
0. W. CLARK CO, linnlpars,
coda south Thiki'street, l'hibt.
D N, M. D., NiZ)..l Cavah y, aftot
nearly Mut; yearteof tomy Ferviee, ttlth ge
,:x.perirnee in held ;411 , 1 ltn , pital lac °period an
ofilre for thakactiee of medirille and karttery, in oli
. ita braneho4i . i'vr , Ons from a tli,taoco tan had goof!
boaraipg lamtvylyanpt Hotel when a o si t em
Will vi-tit any] part of the state In 1:1111.1litat1011. or n
' yierftgm surgv:al opmations. No 4, tloimi Ltioelt, tit
%taint.' :Wellehoro, Pa., May 2,
hds the pleaimre'to Mum the citizen, ut Tioga rio hns completed his
and is, on hand to lake all kind.. of San Pictures
such a A utbroty pes, Ferrotypes, Vi _:net tem, Carts.
do Visillo; the Surprise and Eureka Pictures; akt
partictilitr attention: paid teleopying and enlarg
trig Plo urns. • instruction% given in the' Art oa
rs° pillo)tortne. Mansfield, Oct. 1
18(18, I
1. 131,13M1T1, Knoxiville, Tinge Nutley,
a,„ (U. S. icensed Agent, and Attorney
1 or and their friends throngbellt all tht
atct,) will prosecute and collect with nu
: success,
fir - , o1(
10)nt S
of all kinds. lso, any other kind . (, f elaiin
tol,iimi I the Gov /rntnent beirll e any of the De
partmebts or in ongress t 'fauns moderate. RII
comink6iaations sent to the abel;entifire•s . will re
rompt attention. Jan. 17. Is'e.l.
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' ill f:ril'r Il Wl' Eli - .
i ry mti
. , C. 'I'ST. I) A R TT,
IVTP•nuenriysiao):„%),•lhienPl‘l'lellitbt(l:ra! iii(i.;.iiii,s,cp:trniiiai:
resiiiiiice, near the liana 011ie° awl Epi.woroil
Church} whore he will rontinue to iiii al i kiwi...l
work tioniiiied to his care. guaranteeing c ,, iill'el , '
satisf ction whore the •skill of the Petitiri ele
avail n the 'management 4)reaFt3i p‘tml;ar le ih
e3llio. no will. 6rpish ~.
set on any onnOrldl de , ired.
,rii3d to On shortest inure, and .linoie the
I best and , most approved Style. 1
! the useNf - AmestheticF whichare ver
harinleif, and will be trdrliTnistered In even'
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1, 1865:1y. -
17,SICA INSTRUMEIXTS . —.I d . D. Shake.-
pear, dealer in Decker 1 Brother and
s & ttrothers pianos, Mason & ll:nalin eat,-
rgans, Trent, Linsey ctr, (;.). inelialeons, and
Sboninger melodeons. Room over T. It
.e's store. • ' - , Sept, 12. ISsin.
by tl
St es.—Aneit,ltind 01 lamp for Kororene—
o bro9.kage of obitnnoys—at FOLEVS.
1 John W: Gnornsoy,
llaviu rkturned to tills county tyith
tritititis it Pis ilynatie4 resitloo3,
share of public patronage. `All business on.
trusted to, his , caro trill be attended. to with
promptness and fidelity.. OlUeci±2l.door, south
of E. S. Farr's hotel. Tinga; Tioga C0.",.P.a.i
opt. 26.'66!—tf, .
WELT - ,§139_,..1-pw.g4
(Cnrnor Man; Street am/ the Avenue.).
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B. B. HOLIDAY, Proprietor.
TATS IS . :ono of the !ntost,popular IfouseS in
the county. ; This Motel is Alio principal
Stagi-house in Vi r elfsboro. Staiies leave daily
as follows': : -- -r - ' • „
For Tina - , at 1 . 0 a. in. ; For Troy, at 8 a. n 4;
Foe,Tet - sey Shore every:Tuesday and Friday et
2 - p. in.; For -Coudersport, every Monday and
Thursday at 2p. ea. c' - • ' I
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STAGES Artarm=-From Tioga, at 12 1 -2 , o'clock
p. m.: From TYoy, at 8 o'clock
,p. to. : 2 F,roru Jer
sey Shore, Tuesday and Friday'll a. in.:, Front
Coudersport, hfinnlay and Thursday Il a. ni,,
N. 13.—Jimmy Cowden, the well-known
h t
er, will bro . found on, Hand:
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 186a11y..
D. - -LANG.
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PATENT MEDICiNVS, Periumery, Apto4l
Irvitruments and Musical Morcliandise of nil
kinds, Fancy Goods of all kinds, ,te,
Ph'ysician's Prescriptione carefully compounded'
October 31-, 18613.-6 m.
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E. &, T. XNTIIONY & CO,;
Manufa-Curers of fliptographic , Materiali,
lta addition lo . onr main. imginess of - Photographic
Material/3AV.) aro Headquarters for . the tbllo %ing. iz :*
' Stereoscopes; 17,ffearF .
of /tined,:Ay, and Foreign Citias and Latidsca'Rea,
Oroupm, ;Rata:try ; etc.
:Stereoscopic Viows.of the ,
Front tiegraltoni math: in the various campaigns mad
forming:it complete Photographic history of thogreitt
Stereoscopic Views - on ass. ,
Adapted for either Magic L 0110,9 nv qt the treoseo4.
Our Cifrafogt . e will be aunt to any' toldrei.a .o receipt
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• PPhotographic.4ll7. ' '
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101100f8et ro more largely than an • otl er houEo,
shout 200 vOl letllBl cents to X5O t eh. Onr
ALBUMS have the 'a.puiation or tieing -,. ijuirlor itt
beauty and uthetn •
th'' •
Card Photographs 'of 'Gen erals , Stated
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nice, 11.ctors. etc., etc,
Our Catalogue embraces over ."1110U&ANii
different :atlijects, tochnlitm reproqucti 08 of the most
celebrateA Engravings, Paintiogs, Statn
'agues sent on receipt . of . stittup. j
Phologiaphers mot others urdering g oils C.O. P.,.
tyill please remit 2f, her emit. of the enloo I) t with their
The% pril;P9 and quality of our giniiia
to satisfy, • Jan. 2; sr,, . •
To -the': Farmers of . Tiooa, Cdvlitiy.
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j_ vine. ouil.iirm at my nianufiietory, I.awrenil
j_ vine. a sitnerlair\T
Nvli Int poxes:108 (ho following adynntngi-eover . “ll6thdr
m 1118: - • • •
1. It Kitaratoß oata t rat:litter. and four salvia . ; titid
cheep and c 04.1.00. frriari wheat.
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2. It cleans flax seed, takes ont yellow need.• end all
ptlier seedie, prrfeetly. ,
13, It cleans timothy seed. : 1 . • ,-,
4. It does all other separating retintrd er a Kat. :.
This mill 14 built of the hest and most durable thii
bar, iu good style, and is sold chssp 101 eilqh, Or pro
I will patent hieW , l, for SCptlrAtilig CottS &OM
*beat, to alter mills, on reasonable terms.
Lawroncov Mu, October 10, IS OG-t, I
y 601.- BA sy
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Nast & Auerbach's
Where you can "nlavays Lind the Must assorted
stock of
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15anufneture'd under their own sui)brvision. "
Alao Gerita' ifiriaishinvoode,
In their merehitut tailoring establishment they defy
compes lifers ; having thelieqt Milors or New York city.
and an exp - erlenceircutter, Mr. U. Errilh. ifeb2l6(lly
RESPECTFULLY announces te .the trading
public that be has a desirable stock of tlro
cerics.,, Ten?, Cottee4, Spice'-;` Sugar?,
Syrup., and all that eon.titutes n lir+
class stock. Op.ters in every style at all se;i•
sonablulh.ors. . .
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.1011. N. BUII.II
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WOULD 11111110111)(•fr to the eitizong4 Well he
ro and surr oun ding country, that ho has
opened a :.+hop on the corner of Water and Craf
ion streets. for the purpose of manufacturing 01
kind. .4 •
to order: COgFiNg of all' kinds • furnbThedo'n
short 'intim ; • All work done Tifoniptly and'
ranted, Wellsboro, Juno 27, 18E11,
Novel', Fashionable
,gr. 43eautiti4!
ilor MITcIf_ELL w•)ahl say to hot. friends'
nnd the imbue. itenerally; has - just
ror , irriof from i r ry York with a Larqo Stork of:
f ni tiny rtc
n'ON.VB TS, .7.O'CELT'S, I?. 188 ON S,
f) S, LA,oR S, c(' C.
beionzin to the Arillieery trnde
th , '
L EST 111,1 PORT - AV - lON S. .
n !'arid at lii!r ItootnA on Br . ond Street, to
‘y , ,11111 invite an early call.
. i . • Mrs. i1.,.D. MITCHELL. 1
N,. D.—Particular tit/Q . oton paid to Dlenehilfk
anti Custom Work: •
Tiogu, P.L. April 10, 1867-11. - 1
it/Iwc.s t ! i musfe.,-Thi, Tii , ,,,.. , , 6irittf.t blinit
IYE is tow in good blowing order and - prepared
to iornish good Musi3l on all 4)4,011401)4 for n Ten.
4nnable comp,nt-ation,
All eointounications should be eddressed to
the Leader unll fjceroiery ut Tinge, Pe. ' -":' '
• P. U. ADAMS, Leader
T. A. WICKHAM, Seo'y.
April :1,15117-6ru,
MO PARE/TEA —Nothing is so often' wanted
as a . good Afedieine for.the oolds of children.
Now you have it : the Colupounti., Balsam
Miarhound is just the' thing for :children,. for it
cures not merely the cough but the coltl also.
Sold at Roy's Drug Sroro at 25 cents frer'bOttle.'
501 11ROADWAY, N. Y.
111.0SSIltd: PA.,
E. 'R. KDI)3ALL.
Ono door
,nbovo _theMoat Mnrlcet,
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GROCERIES 441110Yfil01‘1,
';O4,IiNTEr),FItIIfITS, PRUNES, , 3 ,
ii; 'ENCIttS,RICOIRIANIa , i jl.
SODA,, 1, ! • ,-. , -:,
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; jilt ,i - ; jvp:E:4.T, FLOUR,:•.iiifT;i:
4 %.
Cr - ckerY( ',Ali.4amps qn .! l almnelks,
il !Ch •
• Lanterns, Woadeii-Ware of all kinds, ‘,
Becleortk, Rope, Brooms,. Brushes of all
Kinds ; Plug & Tine Cut !faucet),
Segars,;, i ulso a larimvayietp of
1, - ean,ey . ,Sntoking Tobacco.
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In regard to thti saao*of -these goods I have a
word to say, in strict confidence, of course. Theta
,goods were purcinised for cnsb and will boftold
for:tilish at prices %ebb:li:Will make it nrir ain't
for lionsekecpers to
,purchase. I peati to do.n
squitrand.fnir trading businefs,, ypp ands fee
me—at (ha J. D. Jones' Stand. " '
Wellabor°, DOC: 12, ISMl—tf
C. G. VAN 4 , - , V,IILIFO W URG & BM).
EriAVTNO purchased the Store lately oem)-
pied by William Townsend, are - ready to
supply au citgleuo
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Win find it to their advantage bAcall and look at
o 0 Stock before purchaqing ()Pit:Action). .
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Feb, 27, 1,5.67-11.
lfl SEELEY, shots-
LA . maker, over Jerome Smith's stotte
ri ft. . 6 . 1 111,k0 4 n 01 Marin Stqel.,neulti just spy to
, Triqll3/eles,sA (44u:elle have
that,portron ot t'berri OM have tlie'
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timind« to change their condition—that he 16
now prepared to manufacture coarse gentle
men's fine floats, or' fine gentlemen's'eoalso Boot s .
in as bungling a manlier, :inil at as dear rates as
any other establishment this side of 'Whitney's
Corners Anything lin _the lino nf, Shoeinnklifg.
or Cobbling will be admirably botched on.the
shortest notice. .f . )on't examine my work; t
won't bear inspection; but ''go it blind." It .
member the place, next doer to Shaltspeare.a:
Tailor Shop. , B. SEELEY.'
• .plo ;-
(1 . gi Welty/169 'rpm' esi;
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[Patented 1865.]
A LL . porsoris interestainibe. introditetiN of
_IIIL. prnitical:hitteltirlebtifitO eur - country, are
requested to investigate the merits of
This . loon, will do all kinds of hand weaving.
It will weave jpa:tiNilankets, plain cloth, iinti
net, kersey, flannel. seamless sack, double width'
blankets, cr'' any kind of cotton, wool or flak
cloth. It treads, His / treadles, throws the shuttle,
lets oti- the web, and tolie"tiop the cloth. It makes_
the upper shed ns the batten conies forward, and
heats up the filling after the cross is made, ma
king better cloth and better selvage than.: can_be
mode in ether :way. ' ..
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' .Lootrislruide 'to' Mllo'4o4' Wei:ranted, ':,APply...
at the 'Shop' on - WOO 'Streit; ''sign "'Lem*,
- Factory." -' • '' '' . :' - '1.41/I.WIS L W.ET3,1011.E;
'Weltsber;,i, liinrch.2,R,ltl6Y-if;.' ' '
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respectfully inforiti Hy' pHile of this vi
e:int y, that they have the agency of some of the
Life & Fire Insurdnee. Companies
In 0 States, and are now prnared to insure at,
Il ltl 4 ll l l /V I II 7 ' '
c_iii TIM! / ' I fiA ng Ti ti ttlitOs etrt ,
will attend promptly to any business relating to
his office, which may, be entrusted to him. i
They will he found at the office formerly °con-
Tied, by Lo,wrey,,oo -Wilson, on( Main Street,
'Wellsboro, 'Pa. t March 13,16.61-Iy. ,
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oyir k ti nu c in ty,p i o , siß c pp i ;;FiNOR E.
8 Y._.<,41.,.;.',,
OOTS AND SHOES of all kinds made to
order and - in-the best manner.
REPAIRING of till - kindS \ done promptly and
good. Give it:" call. ; ----- ------..: x i
: JOHN IT it-r ' - Ess, •
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SAIITII , .4 , _HAWri - '.-
4.titil.AL;lsiv,t,tsY, AO EN TSjor tie 60.
ijr • ' s i: v•'-• • • • •
. . iyg ,00 0p10 , 11.11111.h.,111 th 43-, U4ted States;
alio - Agopis ,(dr pip., kyeouling gpAy Mutual,
.t.7oluiphis ltiotufil t i,apd ,pariuers . • tial 'amt.-
ranro (erni3anins : l • ,
ton-Ilazeidoug t ‘rivtavious, and; .Extra.risz--
no ous Risks . tskon,at reasen'able_ rates. Policies
- liined,and l 4li_Lo4ses.adjusted at pyt i glAcc.
i ' IV011s)riO' P`a Fob '2O 1807%---if '. ' i
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FLOUR S :FEED; cAikaw •ALti
and nt rensnntible.prires,
Ti ettletn!Ar thca pia i• 9,
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1 4 0 . 1V - NISEI4D'S OLD STAND,
Tile cobbler part 'conronding
He's like in time to prove the best,
Who every tiny is mending;
How happy he whp can amend,
The soles of all his neighbors
He'ssyer unmindful of his end, i
And labors. "
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'leaned ,out of the wipclow, I smelt ,the white
clover, - ' •,j• • •
Dark, dark was the gardehl th 4 gite;
Now if
Dark, - dark
be footsteps he comes, my ownlo*Pr,
Alush,.nightingale, hush! 'Oh, sweet. nighths
i,• : , r 1 , •; A •
' ' :;" • Till t listen and hear' ' '
TP u step draweth near, lovo he is late
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The skiesju thptiarkness stoop nearer and neat4r,
A cluster of stars hangs liko fruit in the tico,, •
The fall - of •' the water comes sweeter, comes
1120,31 pg, and what dost thou
Let the star-clusters glow,
Let the sweet waters flow,
And cross quickly to inc.
You night-moths thnt hover, where honey,
From sycamore blossoms, or settle or sleep;
You'glow worms shine out and the pathway
`. cover ;
To him that comes darkling ulon4' the rough
Oh, my sailor, make haste,
,For the time runs to waste, '
And my love lieth deep—
~3!t3a decriforliviti and yet.' viq oit4 Inver
I've conned thee an answer, it waits thee to-
By the sy.eamore 'pausal he, and thro' the while
Then all the sweet speech I had fashionedtodic
Bid I'll Jove }dui mac; inkire,.
r Viltn, e'er wifo loved before,
Be the (1(1,0 dark or bright.
y 7 y - H ' •
AtiOtti.l.4lll,olo.; •
Once on a time, in wandering round
the earth, I found myself at San Juah
del Notri on • the Mosquito Shore, anil '
jpirtoOny,self apparty, • in, hopes -Of
seeing .a l eopil try l ahnest unknown. My
comPanions Wc(f6 three ili mum her;
gigantic Mitz.f4burinkSeddSlr'to his •"soft
skin," named 'Denney; a quaint ,Yan
kee of Dutch family named Vansteni;
and a storekeeper of Greytown,
glisirby bikh, but 'extravagantly Yan-'
ionized, named Frazer. ' We rannp the .
coast in canoes as far as the Rio Indio,'
which my companions were anxions to
"prospect ;" and on 'the third drof:
just as the camp was chosen, Frazer
killed a python, such a monster as the
Mosquito coast - has a just renown) for.:
"That!s,pigh.the 4iggefit, !USW ever
see it' said Denney, - standing over tho
bodg. "It must be all-fired dark abotit
,his m iddle side ; wan ts a window there,'
I should guess." • •
. •
"Do YOU say sod?" drawled VauSten.,'
!the carcass. ,PcS'
tell: us,, that, out • Nrassocirab-way • thc,
snakes air so big that their head and,
tail sometimes:flail -to connect? .atirmetil:
Thh4transit joke inieeda.laughl but.
before the Missourian could reply, -Fre
7er called.ou us all to heave at the -rope
hitched round the• monster's neck.
The snake was skinned, doublednver,
and stretched in the smoke of our lire,
whence the biejaws gaped down at us
as we sat round after supper. Some ob
served tht "a,than's hand :would conic
off pret easy In theinnippers."
vs /
"Guess. it t Would !'! said, •Frazet,-- -
"guess it wouldsc; !• But I've seen snakes
from China westwards towards - eterni-'
ty—whip-snakes, rattlesnakes, welt,-
makes, corals, urida, stingers, and all
' other devilS . ; 'l've seen iiythons an' boas
in tens an' hundreds, but one snake I
never yet see, - an', that's the one as
would go aside to litirt a human' cretur.'
I don't say other folks haven't sot eyes
on him, but I never did, an' My travel's
been very free."
"You're in the right ratiche, sir!"
,said Beasley,. , .
"Why, down east," sneered Vansten,
) I . ‘a sucking babe ain't afeard o' the
greatest sea-s:sent, so long as the old
ilag's flying n r-hdad. Ain't that so
-: "That's so ! - The babe's not afraid of
I ;any 'Yankee. gas nor -lie ; an' more'n
that, he's gay sure no living cretur'
would go willingly under' that flag:
The babe'sa.sight safer than ' a down
cast Yankee cuss on ;the - Mosquito
Shore.'! , ' : - , •
.. .- .
"Now, then, boys! If you want to
shoot, shoot! an' get it over ; an' if you
don't want to shoot, drink ! 'an' get it,
over ,• an' if you , don't . want' to shoot,
drink,! •an'. get it down. That's real
western talk,. isn't , it? Well sucked,
both. Now t Mr.-, here, wants to know
whetherany of us, as was born in the
woods, and suckled on tree juice, ever
knew a python to attack a man."
. "Pm curious about it," I said, "bee
cause I aiu nearly convinced: that con
strictor-snakes, however big, are quite,
• harniless.: In all my travels, I never
met within instance to the - contrary,
nor have I ever heard one told with
fair jungle authority."
"Welli.l : Joys," began the biiMissouri
an, 'A 'as Double Dutch won't -tight, an'
as I'ye drunk with him . , an' called him
a poor cuss tight an' fair, I'll tell you a
right down scare-one of these snakes—
worms; we, call 'em—gave down by
Leon. It Was just - at the- end of the
rains, two years ago. T was riding froth
. Granada to Realje,‘ on Transit business.
=An old',Greaser was in company with
me, 'an iill-Eired, sort, who never ate any
thing, nor drank a. drop, nor slept any
way comfortable. , : It's, a sort as'll be,
spunged oft; his side shortly::,. •A man
who don't drink fair an' in reagon, like
wise sleep, will never think in reason
nor act. fair and manly: That is; not in
a general way, - I take it; though there's'
. exceptions to all things except at a xis:
inch bowie • • - • ' .
.: ..
"Wall, within aleague or two of San
Jorge, the buSh thickens up,.a.n?..itt that.
time of the year it was high-piled, you
may sivear. 'Swains it was,' the track
was clear enough
,but the mud of the
rains had cracked it up like ice'_ on the
St. Lawrence in a thaw. The're were
welts and rifts in' it as would break a
man'sleg if he 86t step in them •, an'
the naked tree-trunk stood up along,
plaStered an' - hanging with dry mud.
Man dOn't Improve - most things in this
country—any ,way, a Greaser don't.
Eh l To look along ,that cracked mud
track, an' then to throW ail eye over the
leaves an' flowers of the bush, made a
than almosi doubt whether this creation
Nva . ,,ttiCant just for him to play hisgame
in.'. • • !*: " •
",3Are!d travelled a miler two' before
dawn, :lan' :the sun was , but just up,
when'Theard a wildish sort of cry in
- thes_Ltiiidies; X stopped, of eourse, to
see'whitt-inliht be going ou ; but your ,
Greaser, he said 'twere only a calf , ery
'big, an' we'd best get dn. I said, 'That
ain't no calf, yer,fool!' Get on with yer,
yer like,'an' Save yer 4itirned yallar
skin !' So ho bowed as perlite as might
,be, an'• yent off. I hitched •my halter
prickly es°padilo standing there an'
took the bush with my machete an' six
'shooter: Ofie or. two' More cries 'came
ringing out, ringing thro4h me like
the voice of 'beast ever 'see,' but
they 'died inVity• ehekediike: I got 'on
t •
as,fast aS thorns would ,let,„ au' after a'
While I heard'a
• rustling an', • Y, crunch-i
in g as Wasn't pleaSant soundsin a rowel.
solitude.- Presently got through to a
little tiny clearing, an' in the middle of.
,that was a - sight] as would inake yer
grandmother talk'indiflicate, if tooksuti n
din my. •
'lt was a pretty clearing aS'ever
I See. ' There' Was 'a lot o'•ineuntain
Pal*, as',thty ball'm, growing ,round the 'edges. I. never see such on mobil
tain's- but that's, nothing, I s'poSo.,
Guess it's the prettieststiek thatsprlngs;
_palm. Underneath, on
the ground, and climbing the tree trunks,
wasa tangle• of blue convolvils;• a big
sight more gorgeous than yer best floor
carpets - . There were training vines
there, speckled over with crimson flow
ers'; and there were' purple lilies `an'
big soft ferns, an' red-leaved, pinnelas.
Thunder, what an almighty Sdil that is,
by Leon ! We're bound to have. it, sir!,
There are hundreds of men as good as
. now hanging round'
San Francisco and New Orleans. Let
them raise the flag ngiu, let'm call on
us, Western men again, an' we'll .. pv.s4'
no help to take ;this land, an' make
Eden of it, as4t were' once. Ay, sir , hi
spite of all, in spite of Europe an' Yan
keedom, we'll raise -her such p...V/Onti
meat to William Walker as shaillover
shade the highest, -throne on earth.-=:
Western' men'll do it. The East max
turn up the yellow of its es*es,' gas'4
of human right; but the West goes forth
in the name of right diVine. ; Walker
Was no filibuster. He was any avenger,
and a recreator in this_land • •
"Well, liver • i T - t d ' Walker," I
laughed ; "get on with the, story." '
"Ndow don't be ,so onkind to him:
It was a downright line btist up that !
Reminds Me mostly of my late grand
mother's style on Independence Day.
Get along tidrpileounty, an' never you
sweat for British ignorance."
Ah, guess every one likes big-talk
now an' again. You see, sir,)' Beasley
said to me, "I knew 'W,alker well, an' I
loved him. I Volunteered on the 'Sono
ra, raid; ai' I was first. on the list for
Nieara'gui; ay, an' was at Trujillo
when they -shot ,him. I saw the last,
of the oldlion. I don't care to talk of
that business before an Englishman,
• but ifoVer so mean an net, so cowardly,
so—All right, Frazer ; hack on the,
trail. , •
• r t
"In the middle' of the' 'glade Was 'a
snake ,ftily twenty-fiVe feet long, 'Coiled
round the body of a calf.• His ,tail Was
twistocLaJeout a small•pahn stein Which
shook an' creaked with every spasm, of
the strain. I could see* the muscles
lengthen like ropes, an' twist up, again
short as lightning, crushing the flesh
Wrapped in their rings: He' had three
coils aboutthe body, 'two side by 'side, ,
'an' above them'. His head waS - peck-
Log, as I Might Say, atthe poor
neck, au' every nip ,drew forth,a jet of
blood. The calf
blood. think,: but
his hanging tongue quivered:Wlth each
twistEig of the.coils, an' his ribs crack
led up so as I could hear them where I
stood. , Thunder! that wasa grand pic
tuft, ; 'I never saw a grander. II stood
-quiet for some minutes,' watching, until
the‘Rnake gave alast grip; an' then lay,
still'A is bloody thoat timing the Jipli-1
i - . 54 i) a smael en` a pod-bank ' „
. 4
, t _than. 'a, • notio-"-, xin-ci , :Tti,, i
ben oit iti tin: - i. It cm i 11, '101! Jig was tho.
biggest I ever sec, .au' hialAift• waild''
be worth a good 'pinch' at tEo Sologicab ,
places, in New. York. •I, , , , weren't 'such'
an etarnal fool as to talcs' short at pie
eretur', for I knew a bloW o o' , that lbng
lail would bust in a man's -brain-box
ike cracking hickories ' . so I put about
in my mind how, it should be 'done.
Just then, I caught sight of the' loose
end, Vagging and waving likeakitten s
when it, sees a 1,41, .of Oda: ; an' , I t
thought.: ,Supposei you, , Join Beasley,
was•to • ammitate that .ere loose, end.
'Thunder ! 4:ilid it slick. , .A'slice of my
machete amputated two foot six as clean
as a Minister's' daughter a visitation?
"Wall - an, then; yo km*, I.' Eloped
etarnal quick ; - ,liut tho' snake 'were
quicker !Jell you.! The rettle,are crash
ing behind me Wiisloud enough to scare
a marble staato ;:en.' before: I'd got three
yards through the bush, iknew it were
on my trail. Great Heaven, how I
swot! I tore along through :the thorns
an' pinelas; leaving ileshonevery bush .
but it weren't no use, an' I -knew that
well. The durn worm glided after me
sure as Death, making two yards to ny
one. I swear to you' boys,—l lieerd 'it
snorting an° roaring like, a 'wounded
. grisly, an' its stinking breath, burned
through my back. I .knew ; 'there'no
use running, an'. in, a, few seconds the
scve passed off—'twere downright lbad
at first,--an' I turned to front the ver
min. But when I saw it not three !feet
from me I turned to fun again, an' !I'm
ashamed to own it to no, 'man.- Its
throat was bent np in an, undercurve
to the level of my waist, :an' ' the great
white mouth was all ' agape, an' clot
tered with thick ,blood. . Behind it was
a,whirl of leaves an' dust an' broken.,
branches an' in the midst shone two big
eyes, mad with spite, glaring into
mine. Such' eyes—such eyes! They'
seemed to burn an' stare , with a fire
from inside, and the Clear cover them
looked white an' filmy like horn. I
mind me thinking: I they Would but
glance aside Only fo .' a, 'pulse-beat, I
would be 'all ; 'mysel agin. But they
glared flu' blazed out Of the _dust 'with
such fiendish spite that, I felt like a
squirrel charmed,by, the rattle. At St
Louis once, nice' a Madinan chained,
who had just that look, an' -for an in
stant the face of that madman seemed
—Ah ! An' then I don't recollect much
more.- There was , a •crash an' a wild
rush—a reeking stench filled my• nos
trils—a pressure like detith Wrapped' in
my throat an' 'cheSt—T. felt blow after
blow Upon' my head—then, I siippose, I
sweimded with • 'suffobation, an loss of
• i
blood. . ~
"It was the ,old •Greaser Saved:nie ; '
He guessed something ,was'wrong,,an
came back to see. A.good old fellow he'
were, but so chimed:peril-WI The , snake
'gave him' klikely-blot' *Writs- tail" be
fore it let ine 'go ; 6ot • lie btit , right `an'
left with - his' machete, an' the " - cretin
slunk ()fiat last. , I had tnrde"ribS,bie
ken, my face, ia:s,colp )3ittOii to iiliboyo3 ;
you see, an' my:left arm, fradtured n
two places.. _The less ofhis taillofbeite
on saved me ; but 'twere a durned :close.
thing that time boys ; .ant I don't know
as,ever I felt more-kindly, to' anv Matt
than I did to the old Greaser; ' 'though
he :were perlite—the were ! . ...
'But Pd near forgotten'' the' p'in% of
the narrative ; that snake Wentbaek an"
ate his calf—• by the Eternal, he "did,
A pint cup may not be treated, for
not holding a quart. Weis kideed
new measure for .moral obligation. A.
.nan underrates your argument because
he cannot contain it. He - does-not re-.
port you correctly because he' cannot
carry all your ideas: - He is a phit cup.
Your friend betrays ,your sccret,,.. 4 is
your own fault. tou Put too' mueli •in
a small vessel and it. slOps• over. .Valr
neighbor ;has narrow views, feelings,
and polities and they do not enlarge:—
Be gentle toward himi for ,small• meas
ures cannot afford to -bo , :very liberal,,
and pint cups comet() their growth early.
They are required to hold but a pint.
Which is the most Woridiiifiit iiniiinfli
in a farmyard ?--A pig, because
killed first and cured afterward, • ,
• The folloWing will amuse almost any
,ono Who will take the trouble and.spare
tho time to read it through.. d .
'There was once a certain King, Who,
like many Eastern Kings, was very fond
,of hearing stories told, -,To this amuse
-meta he galfe up all his time, butyet he
was never- satisfied. The exertions of
his cotirtiere• were all in Vain. He at
last made a proclaniation that 'if any
man should tell him a story that should
last forever,,he Would certainly awake
hini his heir and give himthe priicess,
his daughter, in marriage, but it any
ono should-fail, thatis,if the story did
come to an end—he was to have his
head cut off.
'For such - a price as a beautiftil prin
cess and a kingdom, many candidates
appeared, and dreadful longstories some
of them told. Some of theth lasted a
week, some a month and some;' ski
months. Poor fellows, they all Spun
them out as long as they possibly could ;
hut all in vain.. Sooner for later they.
all came to an end, and one after anoth
er, the unlucky story-tellers had their
heads chopped off. At last came a man
who ,said that he had a story t that would•
last forever if his majesty Would be
pleased to give him a trial. •He warned
him of his danger; they told him how
many others, had tried and 16. st their
heads ; but he said ho was no afraid ;
and so he was bro't before the king.—
He was a man Of a .vory composed and
deliberate way of speaking, and, after
nuking all necessary stipulations for
his eating, drinking and - sleeping,-hp"
thus' began t
- • Oh, king, there,was once a king who
wap a great tyrant; ana_desiring to hi
creiise' his riches, he seized upon the.
corn in his kingdom, and put it into an
immense granary, which was builton
purpose, as high as a mountain. This
he did for several years..,,antil the gra
nary Was quite fullto the top. He then
stopped the doors and windows on all
sides. But the bricklayers bad, by lr( -
eidcnt., left
,a very small hole near the
top of the granary, anethere came a
flight of locusts and .tried Ito get at the
,eorn, but the hole was so small that'
Only one locust could pass through at a
time. So one locust went in and carried
air One grain Of corn, and then another
locust went in and carried' off another
grain of corn, and then another locust
;went in and carried offanother grain of
corn. . .
' He had gone on thus from morning
till night (except when he was engiteed
at his meals) for about a menth,-when
the king began to be rather tired with
' his locust, and interrupted his' story
with: . • - -
Well, well, we have heard enough
9f, the locust, we will suppose they
helped themselVes to all the' corn they,
\Waited: , Tell us. what happened after-
To Which the story-teller answered
deliberately; "If it please your majeS
.ty, it is impossible to' tell whathap
pened afterwards before ,I . , tell what
happened first."
And then 'he went on: "And then
another locuSt went in and earried of
another grain of corn, and then anoth
er locust.went in and carried off anothz
er grain of ecern, and then another lo
cust wenrin and carried'' off an - other
Igrairn of corn, kid then'; another locust
' wentin. and. : Rarried off :turother .graiii
t7l,* WI LIT, , -
, ,
' The king listened with unconquer
able patience for' six months more,
When be again interrupted liirn„with :
" Oh ! f4end! I am weilry of "bur lo
custs. How soon dii you think 1 hey
will have it done?"
To which the storyteller made.. an
swer: . , ,
"Oh !' king, who can tell ?'At ' the
time to 'which my story has como the
locustS have cleared' a small apace ; it
may ben cubit each wayNouud the hole,
and the air is still dark with locusts on
all' side's. But 'let the' king have pa
tience, and no doubt we shall have to
Mlle to the enl. of them in time." •
p ‘
Thus encoui , .d, the king listened
on for another I year, [l.l \ l story-teller
going on stilla before.
"And another locust went in and car
ried off another grain of corn, and then
another locust went in and darried,off
another grain of.corn, and then another
locust went in and carried off aniither
grain .of corn."
At last the poor king could stand it
uo longer, and cried out :
" Oh, man, that is enough, take my
daughter! take my kingdom! take any
thing, everything, only let me hear, no
more of the abominable locuSts" '
And so the story-teller was married
to the king's daughter, and was declared
heir to the throne, and nobody over.ex
pressela wish to hear the rest of the
story, f r he said it was impossible .to
come to the other part 9f it till he had
done with the locusts.
_A Fight with Walruses
The.coming up of the herd was a sig
nal for a scene which baffles description:
They uttered one wild, concerted shriek,
as if ,an -agonized cry I f % rhelfi ;• and
then the air was filled w' answering
shrieks. The `• link - ! j t tk. !. htik !" or i
the wounded •bulls seemed to find •an
echo everywhere, as the cry was taken
up and passed along from I floe to floe,
like the bugle blast passed from squadron
to squadron alo-ng-a line of battle ; [hid
down every piece of ice plunged, the
startled beasts as'quickly as the sailor
drops from his hammock whenthe Jong
roll heats to quarters. With their ugly:
heads just above the water, and with"
mouths wide open, belching forth, the
dismal " huk ! huk ! huk !" they came
tearing toward the boat.
In a few moments we were, complete- •
ly surrounded, and the numbers kept
multiplying with astonishing rapidity.
The water soon became alive aril black
with them:
They seemed at Tirst to be frightened
and irresOhite; and Tor a limeit did not
'seeinthrit they: meditated miSchief;,,btit
this,pleasing progpeetwas Scion dissip
ted, and w 9 -were 'forced tcilook' welP:to
our safety._ . I . .
That they meditated an attack there
could no totter ra! !doubt.: To es-
-cape the',Onslaught wasimpossible... We I
'had raised homet's neat about on t!eiirs
in a moat astonishing, short sphe"e` of
. time, and we must do, the best we could.
- , Even the wounded animal to which we
were fastened turned_ upon ug, and we
became the focus of at least a thougand
gaping, bellowing mouths.
Tt seemed to be thnpurpose of the
walruses to get their tusks over the
3,guriwale of the goat, and it was evident
'that, in the event of one such monster
hooking on to us the boat - would be torn
to pieces, and,yvo would be left floating
in - the sea, lielpiess. We had a good
motive therefore, to be actiVe. Miller
plied his lance from the bOw, and gave
many a seriouswound. The men pushed
back the. onset-with their oars, while_
Knorr, Jansen and myself loaded. anil .
fired our riffles as rapidly as we could.
Several times we were hi great jeop
ardy, but the timely, thritat of :in o'ar ;
or the ,r a bullet, , saved us.—
Once I thought we were surely gone.
bad tired, and , was hasteninc , to load ; a
• wicked-looking brute was making at- its,
and it seemed probable that he would
be upon us.A., I stopped loading, and
was preparing to' cram my rifle down;
lila throat; when Knorr who ,had got
ready his weapon, dent a fatal shot into
his head. • Again, an immense animal,
. .
the largest that I had- ever seen, and
with tusks apparently three feet. long,
was observed to be Making hls - way
through the herd, with , mouth wide
open, bellowing dreadfullS , . I wag now,
as before, busy loading ; Knorr and Ja
sen had just discharged their pieces,
and the men were well einaged with.
their oars. It was a eritMal Motußtit,
but happily I was in-time. The mon
ster, his head WO above the boat was
within two feet of the gunwale, when
I raised my, piece and, tired , into his
mouth. The discharge killed him in
stantly, and he went dowil like tCstone.
This ended the' fray. ,I knoW not
why,' the whole herd seemed , suddenly'
to take alarm, and all went down with
a tremendous Splash almost at the same
instant. When they came up again,
still'shrieking as before, they were son e
distance from us, their heads all• now
pointed seaward, making from us asfast
as they could go,lbeir cries growing
more and more faint as they retreated ,
in the distan=
We must-ha* kilted at„least a dozen,
andmortally wounded as 4many more.
The water was in places red with blood,
and s . .ver9l half dead and dying animals
lay I eating about us. The hull to
which we were made fast pulled away
withloll his might after the retreating
herd, l but, his strength soon became ex-
bausted ; and his spee,d slackened:we
Managed to haul in the line, andllnally
approri6hed him so nearly that our rifle
balls took effect, and Miller at length
gave him the . ' coup de grace with his
lance. We'then drew him to the near
est piece of ice, and I had soon a' flue
Specimen to add to my Natural History
collections. 01' the others we secured
only one; the'rest had died and sunk
before we reached them. , .
have never before regarded the wal-
mils ash really formidable animal; but
this contest convinces me that I have
done their couragegreatinjustiee. They
are full of fight; 'and, had we• not been
very active and self-possessed, our boat
would have - been torn to pieces, and we
-either drownedor killed. Amore fielJee
attack than that which, they made up
on us could hardly be imagined, =cil i a
more formidable looking enemy, th n
0110 of these - huge monsters, with his
immense tusks and bellowing throat
wouldibe difficult to find. Next time I
try flirt I will arm - my boat's crew
with lances. The rifle is. a poor ret
ance, and, but-for the -oars, the qeid
would .have been top of us at once.—
Hayes' Arctic Expedition.
A Path to Portame.
1. used to think Mr. Giveley was un
generons in advising young men 'lotto
seek their fortunes in grek cities,..but in
the country districts; particularly 'as he
had himself come from a • country dis
triet and found his fortune, in a great
city. But a winter's travel has con- I
Vinced me that his oft-repeated Certver
sations on this subject, and hiS espeCial
earnestness in their advocacy, are abun
dantly justified by the facts. .
' I left behind me in New York that.&:
sands of young men, struggling hard to
"get a; footing in the world, earning
scarcely enough to keep body and soul.
together, yet who, if they had the cour
age to conquer a new .country, might
.easily achieve for themselves that nitid
crate wealth which is always•and 'every
where the besfrofgood fortuue. - -
Every - gren . t "American city, at the
present moment, is over-run
. Nt:ith ap
plicants for something to do; Chicago
like New York, is crowged with young
men whollnive flocked to it, like moths
to a candle, only to be devoured by the
flame. The Devil's chief •temptation to
a yOung ,Inan lin the West is to prompt
Win to keep a store. " Btly a stock of
goods," gays the Great Adversary.—
And of the multitudes thatlisten to the
suggestion nearly all are ensnared. The
prospect appears brilliant, but the rtytilt
prOvelg fatal.
it is an u erstatement to say that
the,majorlt of "Western farmers suc
ceed. A ino 'e accurate: statement would;
be, 'that, with. an escraplion of a small
minority of Western merchants, all
fail ; while, with an exception of a
small minority of Western farmers, all
succeed. In view of the'se undisguised
and warning faets, it, is astonishing to
see ; so many young men whn, on coin
ing from the East to the West, to begin
a career, wreck themselves at the out-'
set by deliberately choosing the wrong
channel of success. •
I was walking With an experienced
merchant around the market square of
a Western town, to whom I happened
to put the question, " How many ol
them are thrifty' in their business?"
"Only three." He then explained that
these three were getting rich; that a
dozen others were earning a living; but
that a great majority of the remainder
must sooner or later, one at>tEsx another,
drop into 'bankruptcy. On the contrary
idniont every old established farmer
whom I have met in the West has told
me some such tale as this r "I came,
here ten (Or perhaps fifteen) years ago;
worth about •live hundred hollers (or
perhaps nothing);, and now I._could sell
my property for a dozen. Or perhaps
twenty thousand dollars." Thus it
seemS as if a store was an open i•gate to
failurel and a ,farm an open road to
,tn. .
It requires a unusual aptitude of
mind t conduct mercantile busibes-.--
ThiS aptitude is possessed by so few I hat
every beginner ought to take for granted
that he dots not hold the talisman, un
tif he finds b'y an unmistakable' instinct,
that he is really one of the few/hid for
tun [misters of the ktleCke , 1 do not
mean to say that the man w to cannot
he a merehantrcan be a filmier. Mother
_Earth I'S a esoo'd ijudgoof men; she will
not; Jield hlr 4cops to„the shiftless ititl
the hedleien . I But the far Mer runs
fewc ' risks, tl an the merchant. The
faller gives a safoir credit' to God and
Nalat re; : the merchant gives an unsafe
credit to num. The seed time knows
that its promise will be fulfilled by"the
harvest ; but; a promiss6rY note of hand
nO•er , call know whether its•promise is
; to be brekeu or hot.— Theodore Tilton.
mense majority of men hi Rome never
lighted 'a capdle, unless sometime at,
early dawn:. And the custom of ROMe"
was 'the custom also of all nations that,
lived - around the great pond of the - Medi'
herr:mean. 1 . In Athens, 'Egypt, •Pale 3 2,
tine, Asia Minor '
• everywhere, the ‘aft
°lents went to bed,,like g44...b0y5, from
seven to nine o'clock. The Turks and
other people, who succeeded in i the' sta
tions and the habits'of the tinct'ents, do
so at this. day. The Roman, , therefore,
who saw no joke in sitting round ,a UA-
W'_ in the dark, 'went, oft' to bed as the
darkness hogan.. -Everybody ° ! did so.
Old _LN` ulna Pompilius himself was obli
ged:to trundle oil hi the dark. Tarqui
nhis might 'be a 2uperb fellow; but we
doitht , w in...441a -he ever Paw a faith iug .
rusliliht: • And though it may be
tboatrbt ,that, plot - and conspiracies
wonld'ilourish in aclli a city, stlf dark
ne:4:,S, to he cons 4 lßred that the con
spirators tlininselveA luta no more earl
,dlei, Ilia o,loncstineir; both partieswere
in the dark: , . - • •
It 1:1 fatpponed that the Lord made
woman s►nallvr tliaii men, to nable•tlit.
Litter to Ii ft them over the gutters when
it rains.
Transported for Life.=—Tiab, man who
inairies happily.
• vt
NO. -19.
. .
. The Propristorsbasostocked theestablabmant with
a largo alltrorttrippt of zri,9(l4?rnet.flen
. . .
and are prepared 't , 's. execute neatly, and promptly -,
• AI.
POSTERS, Il kilantiLS,t)lllol.lLAßS; CA lIDS,BILL•
TOWNSIIIP ORDEiI a, &0., to . ; '
- • • , • -
noo.ds, Mortgages, t,eases v and a full assortment of
Constables' and Jnaticee'Dlanlciceonstantly on hand..
i •
Pooplellvlng at a dlatancocantletioncionhavinntheir
work done promptly,nnil eon!. hark in rotnrn mail .
Ani•Onfaz—lloy'kblock,SecontlFloor .
- [For tlib Agitator.]
A Kilitql y.-Execni.4on.
- On the 14th day of October, 18(14,
Charles Merlin, 2d 11Taryland Vols., was
shot to death vitht musketry,-before P 97
tersburg, Va. 1 His crime was attempt- ;i
nig to desert-to the enemy. The unfor
tunate. man suffered the extreme penal
ty of military law, near what' all -sot-
diers of the Potomac Army and especial
ly those of the,ifith corps will recollect
as the " Peehletilfouse." The day was
mild and pleAant. All was quiet along
thelines. Eleven A. M. IiMS , the hour
designated for the doomed man to die.,
Lon,g before-that time nearly all the 2d
lliViv: - Oth Corps were formed,' on three
ides of a hollow square, in the center
of which the; prisoner was to- Meet his .
fate. The hour of execution has ar
rived and no prisoner appears. Hark !
the. sound - of muffled drums,
and the.
dirge-like strains of the death march
greet.the ear, All eyes are turned to°
wards head quarters from which the
prisoner is expected. The head of the - •
procession is seen. Slowly and solemn
ly it ,tulvances. it seems like a funeral
cortelic. `, The band discoursing those
mournfully familiar tones we have:ll4-, -•
tenet] to when folldwing a conn•adesth' ,_ 1
his grave. The tiles _of soldiers- with:
arms, the collia-bbrfiti - by. four, ~-
boys in blue, are, indeed, there. But; '
thq coffin is empty. Ho who 'is to fill it
walks behind?' ,
Messed in thenniforni of the conic- -
try lie sought to betray, This arms pin
ioned, with downcast eyes, his slouched _
hat pulled overt his face, the dockned
man silently and :: gloomily marches to ,
his fate. - lii.q Spiritual adviser, the chap- ,
lain,. walks by his . side. What are his -", 1
reflections? God only knows. Who. ,'
can describe the feelings-of a ni,an made
to attend his own funeral! I , ,
• 1
Merlin was apparently in the prime .
of Plc—probably about fory. Of medi- ,
inn height, compactly built, and Fith •
tine muscular developments, beltppear
ed the tlinbodiment of physical. perfec
tion. having marched c eau around
the square the procession 1 alp. Gen.
Potter (commanding divisin) and staff'
are there. Near them Nan open grave,
ready to receive its yet livin prey. The .
_soldiers detailed to.dothe 1 loody work
are drawn up in position.. i'he coffin- iS
deposited on the ground and the pris
oner made to stand near it.
• The Lieu
tenant in cram - maid of the squad of ex--
eputioners pulls from his•pocket a piper
`Which he reads aloud to the pr i soner..
It is his sentence. He _listens Nvitti calm
Composure, and in silence. He is then '
asked if he has anything -to say.: , - Fis
alltiNN'er is a gloomy shake of the head
and. !` No." Then casting a look,j full
of sadness--and we know it must have
been Pal n fill—at 'his- coffin and 'i » tOlh is
grave', he rvises his eyes to look for the
, last time, at the beautiful world and, .
impoSing military pageanUy around
him, he gazes long and lingeringly, and
then tattling his arias across _liii:. breast
he, with dogged etotelsib. and a resigna
tion almost - defiant, faces his execution
ers, saying inactions if not words, " I
am ready," After heing seated onthe
head of hit; coffin 'Oe prisoner, is blind-
ffilded, His suspense in that fearful po
sition is short. In a low firm voice the
,ti-ordsi " ready " L! aim," " fire," 'lire
given. A era4l of musketry folhiws.
The 1: end .oi the unfortunate man
strikeo • ilia kid of 'the coffin- with a
teavy " thug:" •The surgeon
him. 1-h• is cleatt,,
W e }- ` I I IOI S - // o thir o -: of the guilbor in
noeenee thi-; man. ILe probably-de
zerved to die lw did. \\'e certuiuly
have no d pc. to apologiziitr7 his crime.
Y.2t, p( baps, not ono- of t .."_'3le 0,-enj3
thon.att, .IspeetAtors allo witnessed the
oxecvtiori, saw the sublime fortitude
and c dn, rulnpuMll,c whit tviiich he
passed thiough the trying preparations
for his death,.trotieed his courage and
perfect self eon trot, in facing so coolly
his eNvelitioners---t WelVe men with load
ed nuisken : :, - : - the the contents of which
were, in a few seconds to - pierce his
heart; not help a. feeling of sympil-,
thy, end a glow of admiration for the'
the unfortunate prisoner. .1 - 113 certainly
had a stro11!:2,- and Nv sci plin ed mind;
and without knowing anything of his
history we venture the aslerLion . that
under different eircustanee;c lie might
have clone better. He certainly died
like a Urn. A Pip,h for the 'fate of
Charles i\ji•rlin. k.. 13.
, ' , But eleven of the helve muskets are loaded
with ball, 'one containing a blank cartridge. The
'object oi l this is plain ! sensitive mind the•
cortnionsness of having narlicipaliql to the exe
cution of a comrade, then!...;ll under orders, is not
tkiway's pleaEant. None of the twelve know whose
gun contains the bartukss cartridge, consequent
ly each one Itas a reasonable right to consider
himself innocent.
- -
[For the; A gita tor.]
Nestled down among the grand 014
hilk of Charleston, fl ere has been-qui
etly growing, tar POMO year:4,, a littl
livnlet known as \V ititney VW e, SO small
in fact, that, like Nazareth . - of old, it
seemed incredible that - any / thing either
new or novel could originate therein;
but one Who hits not. looked upon it for
a tepit of years can readily perceive that
it bbs been quietly gaining ground as
regards.the 'substantial things of this
lower (*here. True, it boasts but two
small streets; but a-A norne was not, if
the Historian speaks truly, built 'in a
day, so even Whitheyville may rise to
a poSitiou of 41111)0Ytallec. TWO stores
'flank cacti other on tile main thorou'gh
litye, struggling : on . the ".hive and Jet
'lite" Principle, although, as is usually
tl e casein small tpwus lying near those
of greater magnitude, it must, often sue
ctinh to the-superior inducements hell
out at Wellsboro qiid Mansfield;' Oppb
sition is said to be 1 `the life of business,"
and acting on thi* theory another boot
rind shoe store, under the direction of
E. Jennings, has been added to the
number already in full blast; thus evitv
ciug a determination to care for the Soles
of, the inhabitants.. ' The fat famed
cheese-factory, pt this point coMmeneed
operations Main 7; under the supervision
of two' of oiq best operatives in tile
Country, amtlithubtless will ere •long
stand seeond'tir none in the country.
The new steam mill now in process
of erection will tie completed in .bane;
when we may reasonably expect to see
I .nunterous bran new drwellings, (lotting
the road side.
The board of Education have decided
tri‘ereet• a new, anti it is hoped suitable,
; - elf-00l house, of sufficient size-, to allow
the minds of the youth of the. immedi
ate vicinity to expand withwit burst
ing th'e elaphorird , i from Ihe '6iles ;4 thh-:
is Well, for - the in in iature '.' Nofth is
A c,k" , haf - i• long mime become. total iv un
_fit for a'school room_ , Thu tine•tarmlng
lands-in the immediate vicinity Offer
heavy indueementt , *for . t Ile e ,w ho de
light . .. .
" To nap or most, to plow or iotlr.";
And whi r :Where w.e would, iliac° thii
fine nnprovemeilts being. xi lade by our
youti,.., friend W. V. Bailey, who is .
adorning the brlitwo• by placing fine •
maple trees cut around Itn., fine
farm. He la al6o engage . d'in planting a
fine fruit garden ‘vilieh Will'at not On
to his purse Tiut to and/ ----
eonttbrt. lie, too, designs
town' the hill with a ...giddy wansion,
and we truit nefghbort4 will retnera
b ,
er injunetron—" (4o thou
and do lilewiSb." M. 'B.