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BUSINESS DIRECT 4 RY.
W. D. TERBELL at CO.,
WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
Wall Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Widow Glass,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, Ac., . c.
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1868.-ly.
IVILLIAME H. SPIT II
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
Insurance, Bounty and Pension Arley, Main
Street Wellsbnro, Pa., Jan. 1,6 ,
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S. F. WILSON. J. B. NILES.
- WILSON dr- NILES, '
tkTTORNEYS A COUNSELORS AT LAW,
(First door from Bigoney's, on the, Avenue)-
Will attend to business entrusted to their care
• in the eountioe of Tioga-and Potter.
Wollaboro, Jan. 1, 18118. -
WESTFIELD Borough, Tioga Co. ' Pa., E. G.
Hill, Proprietor. A now and c•tuniodious
building with all the modern imp ovements.
Within easy drives of thebest hunti t g and fish
ing grounds in Northern Penn'a. C , nvoyances
furnished. Terms moderato. -
Feb. 6,1868-Iy. • . -
GEORGE WAGNE ' , •
TAILOR. Shop first door north of L. A. Scare's
Shoe Shop. „We -Cutting, Fitting, a. d Repair
ing done promptly and well.
Welliaboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1868.-Iy.
JOHN B. SIIAKSPEA E,
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop. eve John R.
Bowel:ea Store. AU- Cutting, Fi ling, and
Repairing done promptly and in bee style.
Welleboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1868-ly • .
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR -T LAW,
Notary Public and Insurance Agent, Bless
burl, Pa., over Caldwell's Store.
ZORN I. 'mnonELL '
A rTORNEY AND COUNSEOR AT LAW;
ii.. Wellsboro, Tioga. Co., Pa.
Claim Agent,. Notary Public, and Insurance
Agent. lie Will attend promptly to c. leetion of
l'unsions, 'Back Pay and Bounty. As Notary
Public ho takes acknowledgements of deeds, ad
tniniStera ortbs, and will act as Cora nissioner to
tak'etestimony. „pg`ollice over Roy's I rug Store,
adjoining Agitator Office.-Oot. 30. 1'67
John ,W. GuernsteV 7
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.
[Living returned to this county wit. a view of
making it his permanent resident:, solicits a
share of public patronage. All b siness en.
trusted to his care will be atten ed to with
promptness and fidelity. Office 2d door south
of E. S. Fares hotel. Tioga, Tiog Co., Pa.
I Z A.A.K • WALTON ROUSE,
Gaines, Tioga County,a.
11011.A04 C. V ERMILYEA, PROP' T
new hotel located within easy access of the
Host fishing and hunting grounds in North
urn _Pennsylvania. No pains wil be spared
f .r the accommodation of pleasureockers and
rho traveling public. [Jan.j., 1868.] 1 •
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PETROLEUM HOES .
W ES ['FIELD, PA., GEORGE CLOS ;', Propri
e:ur. -A new Hotel conducted on the principle
tte live-and let live, for the aceomm . dation of
Igo rviblic.-Nov. 14, 1866,-ly.
GEO. W. RYON,
ATTORNEY- lt COUNSELOR AT LA V, Law
renceVille,•Tioga Co., Pa. Bounty, Pension;
aria Insurance Agent. ' Collections romptly'
attended to. Office 2d door below Fo d House.
Doc. 12, 1867-ly
It'. Ft ' OLNEYi
DEALER in CLOCKS A JEWELRY, .ILVER
A PLATED WARE, Spectacles, Violi Strings,
As., Ac., Mansfield, Pa. Wat.thes •t nd Jew
elry neatly repaired. Engraving dun. in plain
English and German. hlsep 67.1 y.
::IiI.I.VEYOIL A DRAFTSMAN.-Orde s left lit
LI,, ~ 1 ... 1., Townsend Hotel, Wollsburo, will
n.cel with prompt attention.
int'. 13, t867.-tf.
TIOUA, TIOGA COUNTY, P.A.,
- 7. -
, / , ..cal stabling, attachod, and an alto live hos
t], r ~1 waya in attendance.
E. S. FARR, . . . . Propri tor. '
Hairdressing & ShaVll - 1:.
: 4 9100n over Willcox A Barker's St re, Wells
-1,-trn, Pa, Particular attention paid o Ladies'
Hair cutting, Shampooing, Dyeing, etc Braids,
Pub, coils, and swiches on band and .ads to or
- U. W. DORSEY. J. JOHNSON.
Ul BACON, M.D., late of the Id Pa. Cavalry, after
j_J., nearly four years of army service, with a large
ixpci into in field and hospital practice, has opened uu
oihte for the practice of medicine and surgery, in all
it, loauclies. Persons from a distance can. find good
b.e...i...ii at the Pennsylvania Hotel who desired.-
Will ...sit any part of the State in consul ation, or to
Vii 1,1111 surgical operations. No. 4, Uulo ) Block, up
-4.1. 1 el. Wellaboro, Pa., May 2,1866.-ly.
JEW PICTURE GALLERY. ,
FRANK SPENCE •
1,.m the pleasure to inform the citizen of Tioga
county that ho has completed his
NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALL RY;
and i, on band to take - allkinds of S n Pictures,
:111'11 4, Ambrotypes, Ferrotypes, Viget tee, Cartes
.01 .-'ite, the Surprise and Eureka PI
I , Li ii..mlar attention paid to copying and enlarg
!',..titres. Instructions given in the Art on
~ , 1001 We terms. Elmira St., Mansfield, Oct. !,
t nno - • .
Win. B. Smith,
KN 0 XVILLE, Pa. Pension, Bon ty, and In
surance Agent. Communications sent to the
alms e address will receive prom .t, attention.
Terms moderate. pan 8. 1868-Iy]
U. S. CLAIM AG 1 NCY,
, . For the Collection of •
Army and Navy Claims' and P:nsione.
rpm: N hIV BOUNTY LAW, passed July 'B,lB66,gives
x to.. nod three years' soldiers extra aunty. Send
111 your ,b9Cliargoe.
OFFICERS' EXTRA PA Y.
a b.,.• months' extra pay proper to volunteer officers
aim am. in service March 3,1805.
V., .111 *silo have lost a limb and who have been porraa-
Ill'llrki awl totally disabled.
All other Oovernment claims prosecuted
JEROME n. NILES.
vv,•11.1...r0. October 10,1866-ti
, NORMAN STRAIT,
, (:I:N'l' for the National Series of eta 'lard School
it Books; published by A. S. Barnes A 6..111 si rvi
William. corner of Joliet Street, N. Y., keep constantly
o Mil ,upply. All orders promptly filled. Call on or
ntidre.'s ily mail, - N STRAIT.
Oiceida, Pa., Jono 19, 1867 -IY.
pill Undersigned having return° , to Waa
l_ btu° inalmeried his shop, on W ter street,
" , ,iteits .. ,hare of patronage. lie pro osos to do
WORK CHEAP FOR CA , II.
Shoing F./uses $3,50 and other iv ork n proper
I t •
.% gni 211. 1868.-6 m. S. W. RITTER.
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J. G. PUTNAM,
MII.I. WRIGHT-Agent 4 for al the
TURBINE WATER WHEE S.. Aloo
for Stewart'. Oscillating Movement fo Gang and
If 'day :acct.
hioga. Pa., Aug. 7, 1867 ? ly.
Bounty' and` ension Ag ney. '
isixt NI/ received definite instructions n regard to
, 1 , 1),- extr4 bounty allowed by the a,t approved
'''d.-‘, tqi4. and having on baud a large ipply of all
8:5441, blanks, lam prepared to pros ute all pem
. 1; 4 141 -Mei bounty claims which may be p aced In - my
I' , r.loriii living at a distance ran mnannicate
n.t 1 lu • lis Iptter,and their communicat one will be
pruliptle tolirßted. WM. I . SMITH.
Wo l . l ;• , ro. , ktober 24,1886.
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C. L. WILCOX,
Dealer in 1) t GOODS of all kinds,
•tnd rm . (' • N ,tiolis. Our rmtirtnie
nnd • pric W. store in Huian BI
in gontl.pn.m.—may 20 1813S—Iy.
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CITY BOOK BINDERY
OUR, MOTTO =
GOOD AR THE BEST, CAEAP AS ME CHEAPEST
Of every description, in all styles of Binding,
and as kw, for quality of Stock, as any Bindery
in the State. Volumes of every description
Bound in the best manner and in any style - or
Executed in the beet manner. Old Bookti re
hound and wade good as now.
lilliLakallNlN LV, KLM IS MO
I am prepared to furnish back numbers of alt
Reviews or Magazines' published in the United
States or Groat Britain, at a low price. -
BLANK BOOK & OTHER TAPEK,
Of all sizes and qualities, on hand, ruled or plain.
DILL HEAD PAPER,
Of any quality or size, on hand and cnt up ready
for printiug. Also, BILL PAPER, and CARD
BOARD of all colors and quality, in boards' or
cut to any size.
Cap, Letter, Note Paper, Envelopes,
Pens, Pencils, &c.
I am sole agent for
Prof. SHEPARD'S NON-CORROSIVE STEEL
PENS, OF VARIOUS SIZES, FOR LADIRS
Which I w'll warrant equnl to Gold Pens. The
best in use and no mistake.
The above stock I will ell at th'e Lowest Rates
at all times, at a small advance on Now York
prices, and in quantities to suit purchasers. All
work and stock warranted ns represented.
I respectfully solicit a share of public patron.
age rders by mail promptly attended to.—
Address, LOUIS ICIES,
Sept. 28, Elmira, N. Y.
WOULD announce to the citizens of Wellsbo
ro and surrounding country, that he has
opened a shop on the eornor of. Water and:i C,raf
ton streets, for the purpose of manufacturing ap
REPAIRING AND TURNING 1 DONE
to order. COFFINS of all kinds 'furnished on
short notice. All work duo promptly and war
ranted. • Wellsboro, Juno 27, MM.
MINER WATKINS, PROPRIETOR.
UrAVM) fitted tap a new Hotel building on the tile
? of the old Union 'Hotel, !ady destroyed by fire,
ant now ready to receive and - enterlain guests. The
Union Hotel was intended for a Temperature [rouse,
and the Proprietor believes it can be sustained without
grog. An attentive hostler in attendance.
Wellsboro, June 26, 1867.
TAILOR AND CUTTEIt, has opeOed a: shop
on Crofton street, rear of Sears Derby's shoe
shop, where he is prepared to manufacture gar.
meets to order in the umst substantial manner,
and with dispatch. Particular attention paid
to Cutting and Fitting. March 26, 1868-1 y
On strictly Temperance. principles, Norris Run,
Pa. It. C. BA (LEY, Proprietor. llorsea and
Carriages to let.—March 8,1868.—1 y.
GROCERY AND RESTAURANT,
One dour above the Meat Market,
WELLSBOItO, PENN, 'A.,
RESPECTFULLY announces to the trading
public that he has a desirable stock of Oro:
curios, comprising, Teas, Coffees, Spices, Sugars,
Molasses, Syrups, and all that constitutes a first
alma stock. Oysters in every style at all sea
AVellebore, Jan. 2, 1867-tI.
_late:ad:34/st der iSib.c>c , isi.
Great Excitement! i Johnson impeached, and Ein•
bree's Booms and :shoes triumphant! The subscrilier
would say to the people of Westfield and vicinity that
he i‘t manufacturing a Patent Boo}. which he believes to
poesees rho following advantage ofer all others; let,
there Lino crimping; -31, no wrinkling, save as they break
:to the feet; 3d, no ripping. In short, they are Just
the thing for everybody. Samples on hand and orders
solicited, 3olorklit, of Westfield ,lOyinship and Toro'
secured... Ile has also just received a splendid set of
balmural pat tel ns, latest at) lee. Come one, come all I
We are humid tosell cheap for cash or r eady pay. shop
one door month of Sanders & Colegrove.
Westfield Boro', Feb. 13 IBS. J. 11.. EMBREE.
TIOGA GALLERY OF ART.
T would respectfully inform the citizens of Ti
ogal nod vicinity, that I have built anew
in the Borough of ,Tioga, and, having a good
Photographic Artist in my employ, I am now
prepared to furnish all kinds of Pictures known
.Pliorogfaphie Art. Also having in my
employ a numbers - of— first class Painters, lam
prepared to answer all calls for house, sign, car
riage, ornamental and scenery painting. Ad.
dress A. B. MEADE.
6tu. Tioga, Pa.
THE PLACE .TO .HUY DRUGS..
A.T the Lawrenceville Drug Store, where you
will find ovary thing properly belonging to
the Drug Trade
CHEAP, CHEAVER, CHEAPEST,
and of the best quality fur Cash. Also, Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, Lamps, Fancy Notions. Vielin
Strings, Fishing Tackle, Window Glass, .tc.
Cash paid for Flax Seed. •
C. P. LKONARD.
Lawrenceville, May 8,.1867.
Ellen's Falls Insurance Company,
GLEN'S FALLS, N. Y: '
Capital and Surplus $37 - 3,637,66.,
, • A t'
FARM RISKS, only, taken. 4
No Premium Notes required.
It is LIBERAL., It pays damages by Light
ning, whether Fire ensues or not.
It pays for live stock killed by Lightning; in
barns or in the field.
Its rates nre lower than other' Companies of
equal responsibility. I. C. PRICE, Agent,
Farmington Centre, Tinge Co. Pa. ,
May 29, 1867-40
t i 3 lu ma
BLANK - BOOK MANUFACTORY,
8 Baldwin Street,
(SIGN OF THE BIG BOOK, 2I) FLOOR ) )
ELMIRA, N. Y. ''
ALL KINDS OF GILT WORK
COMPLETE YOUR- SETS!
E. R. KIMBALL,
WEL I.SBORO HOTEL
C. 11. OOLDSMITII, Propriotor.—Having leas
ed this popular Hotel, Alto proprietor respect
fully solicits a fair share of patronage. livery
attention given to guests. The best hostler in
the county always in attendance. • •
April 29, 1868.-Iy.
WALKER &• 'LATHROP.
!lARRIVARE, IKON, pv*E i , NAILS,
BELTiNG, SAWS, CUTLERY,
earring° and ,Harness Trimmings,
IiARNESSES, SADDLES, 4c,
Corning, N“Y‘,,Jan. 2, I.Be7—ly.
OP GRAIN BAGS foi• aLle
kJ' cheap raC•• i WRIGHT 4 BAILEY'S; •
RrellaboroViune•s • 1567.
CALENDER, French, hfarine and Church
Cloaks, al •• Idenl9 . l.' • FOLEY'S.
INTRODUCED INTO AMERICA
FROM GERMANY, in 1835
HOOFLANIPS GERMAN BITTERS,
HpOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC,
PREPARED BY DR, C. M. JACKSON,
PHIL S.DELVIIIA , PA.
The greatest known remedies for
Diseases of the Kidneys,
ERUPTIONS of the SKIN,
and all Diseases arising from a DI-.
ordered Liver, Stomach, or
IMPTILITY OF T17,7i ALOOD.
Read the foltowing symptoms, and if you find that
your system is affected by any (!f Men, you may rest
assured that disease has commenced its attack on the
most important organs of your body, and unless soon
checked by the use of powerful remedies, a miserable
life, soon terminating in death, will be the. result.
Constipation, Flatulence, Inward Piles,
Fulness of Blood to the ead, Avidityof the Stomach, Nausea, Heart
burn Disgust for Food, Fulness
or' eight in the Stomach,
Sour Er,uotations, Sink
ing or Fluttering at the Pit
of the Stomach, Zwimtoing• of
the Head, Hurried or Difficult
Breathing, Fluttering at the Heart,
Choking or Suffocating Sensations when
in a Lying Posture, Dimness of Vision,
Doto or Webs before the Sight, .
Dull Pain in the Head, Defi
ciency of Perspiration, Yel
lowness of the Skin and
Eyes, Pain in • the Side,
Back, Chest, Limbs, etc., Sud
den Flushes of Heat Burning in
the Flesh - Constant Imaginings of
Evil, and Great Depression, of Spirits.
Ail these iiidicale disease of the Moeda( Digestive
• Organs, combined impure blond.
Is:facia's (Scram Bitten
is entirely vegetable, and contains no
liquor. It is a compound of Fluid Ex
tracts. The hoots, llerbs,.and Barks
from which these extracts ore inaile
are gathered in Germany. All the
medicinal - virtues are extracted from
them by a scientifie chemist. These
extri►ets arc then forwarded to this
country to used expressly for the
manufacture of these Bitters. There
is no alcoholic substance of any hind
used in Compounding the Hitters,
hence it is the only Bitters that can
be used in cases whore alcoholic slim
talents arc not advisable.
lijoptlanb's (fftermau t!"cinic
is a combination of all the ingredients of the - Billirs,
with FURS Santa Cruz limn, Orange, de. Z is used for
The same diseases as the Patera, in eases where aurae
pure alcoholic stimulus is required. You will hear in
mind that the-se remedies are entirely different front
o adoertised fur the cure rf the dirmrses
named, these 'being scientific preparations of medicinal
extrude, while the others ors MOT decoctions of rum
in some form. The TONIC is decidedly one of the most
pleasant and agreeable remedies ever offered to the
publw. Its taste is exquisite. It is a pleasure to take
it, while its life-giring, exhilarating, and medicinal
qualities have caused it to he, known as the greatest of,
ThOusands of cases, when the pa l
tient supposed he was afflicted miltit
this terrible disease 'have ,been cured
by the vise Of thesei'dinedies. Extreme
emaciation, debility, and cough are
the usual attendants 11110111 severe
cases of dyspepsia or disease of the
digestive organs. Even in cases Of
genuine Cons 'Wapiti ma, those remedies
Will be Mund ot'the great6tt benelit,
strengthening and invigorating.
The,... • 11/Ifikini! eplpi Ilmglinurs Cierman
Bitirric runic Ili easel of Debility. They impart a
/tow rilgor,to the gyftem, strengthen the ak
pato, rank Aria enjoyment •qf food, enable the
tlnmach to I IgrSe il, purify thc`l97sJi.d, give a good,
soma, healthy complexion, et adicate the yam tinge
from Vie egC, imphri a bloom to the cheeks, and change
the patient frma a emrt-breallird, emaciated, weak,
and nervenic invalid, to stout, and rigor
Weak and Delicate Children
are ion‘le,"t a nog by owing the llittei a
or , Tunic. pi 'act, they ore Family!
Medic i*ics. -'ll'ikey eau be ittiministerrti
yril It perfect. tooketr jet tl child three
11111.011ihrl qitig ibelooiollei}eiept feitsio z le,
or o moo of ninely.
"..- Betriediel rn, the best
eve kroner!, and mill -cirri' all disraseg
/Crap None (loud pure ; keep your Lire); 1,1. order;
keep' yruir digegfre organs ill it P , Undr hearlial condi"
rim, by the me of renierliep, and no (Weakr it'll]
ever (wail you.
•• Laiiiem who tvish a fair, titan, and
good Complexion, free from a yellow
ipsh tinge and all other disfigurement,
shonld;nse these irCsnedics necasionh
ally. The Liver in perfect order, and
the blood pure, will result, in iipar c ko
ling eyes and blooming eireeka..•;-=.,,-
C A U le X 0, .
.M. , ; the Orman Remedies are counterfeited.
2'he fir arsine have /he sOnature of C. .M". Jackson
on the front of the, outside wrOpper of each bottle, and
the name of the astir, &hum in each bottle. An others
l'housandg of letters have been Fe.
ceivecl., testifying to the virtue of these.
I READ THE RECOMMENDATIONS,
PROM[ HON. GEO. W. WOODWAILD,
Chief wok eof the Stain erne Court of Pennsylvant,
Ifittd "Hiyiand's German. Biliers" is not an intox
icating bevrragc, but is a anal ionic, useful in disor
ders of the digestive means, and of omit benefit to
cotes of debility and want elf 'nerrobs 'action , in the
system. • yaws truly, • •
. WOODIYARD. ,
FROM libN. JAMES ThIOMPSON, -
3it'age of (he Sminenn;Caurt of Pennsylvan in.:
Putt triepur 28t11,1886.
I consider 4 4 Hoiitiandis German Bit,—
tiers , ' a vitt/OAh. hind trine in case of at—'
tacks Of Indigestion or Dyspepsio.•
can cattily this from my. t-sperience '
of it. Yours, with respect,
• JAME'S THOMPSON.
-•• " •
nom ItEV:JOSEPIT 11:463NARD,
Pastor nt the Tenth Viittist Church, Thlludelplifa.%
DK. JACKSON-Dt Art Sin f- 4 1have been frequently re
quested (o connect my name with recommendation, of
different lands of medicine.; lad regarding the practice
as out of my appropriate sphere, I,liave in all cases de
dined; but with a clear proof in various instances, and
particularly inlay own Ain ilY,Of iisrfutttcaspf Dr.
Hoofland`i Gernian Bitters; I dcpartfor once from my
usual colcr&P; to exprtss• my fullr convictint full lhal.for
general debility lA' the RAN), and especially fur Liver
Complaint, It is,a safe and valuable, preparation. In
some eases it may fall ; but ttsttally,l doubt not; it I. ill
In jell/ i'l",vftclut to those who sillier . from' the ab qye
/ - -Tett/seg.( '' • , • rours, retitattaktotfulTht ,:• ~,..,:, _
J. .11: KI:',NIVA nn,
. ' Eighth, below' Matfs •1.
, . - . • , . • k
Prlee of the Bittdrzt, $l,OO pei' bottle ;
Or, a h altdoien tor $5:00.
Price of the .Tonic, SX.SO filer bottle;.
, Or, a half dozen tor vz.oo.
The Tonle Is pat up in quart bottles.
'Reeding that it is Dr. linaltattd's °alums Remedies
that are so universally used and so highly recommend•
ed; and do -roe h//ozo: Drughqst 40 induce you Yo
take any thing the Mal he may sag is just CRT.good,ke
, muse he makes a larger profit 'on it. These Remedies
mill be serif by e_vpriss ta'any tocality upon application
AT THE GERMAN MEDICINE STORE,
fi3l A /4C/f 44.1?.?ET,I;14#adelphia.
• ; •-; CHAS. M. EVANB, Proprietor.
,r6nnetly C. M. JACKSON & CO.
These Hemedlee are, for - Bale 'by'
, Druggists, Storekee'pere, and ,
"clue Deolere everywhere.
' nolforget to traniine will the article you buy,
' order tn get their/Juin,.
The above Remedim. , nre far rate, by grugsista,.
Stank cepern, , Mediciuu f en lure, everywhere,
tbioughout the United Stater, Caaadaa, South
America, and the. West Bodies. --'fur. 110
orticw: 'Mott gliit • • '.1,041 the , 121e•gitaara.121.. gg_ • oar*, Wilescilcomxt.."
DIRGE ]?OR A. SOLDIER
Close his eyes ; his work is done! '• I •
• What to him is friend orloeman,
Rise of moon, or set of % tun,
Hand of man, or kiss of 'women ?
Lay him low, lay him low;
In the Mover or the snow, "!"
What cares he? he ennnot know
Lay him low!
As man may, ho fought hiti fight, '
• ' Proved his truth by his endeavor;
Lot him sleep in solemn night, -
Sleep forever and forever!,
LO him low; lay him low;
'- • In the clover or ttrosnow I '
What cares ho? ho cannot know: '
Lay him low !
Fold him in,bis country's stare,
lloll,tho drum and fire tho volley
What to him aro all our svarS,
- • What but death bollocks his folly ,
, Lay him loiv, day himaoq,
In the clover or the snaW
What cares he?, ho cannot know
Lay him low
Leave him to Cletl's watchful eye,
Trust him to the hand that made him,
Mortal love weeps idle by; -
power : to aid him!
Lay him low,lay - him low, * '
In the clover or the snow
What cares he, ho cannot know :
Lay him low I
More than half a'centUrY ago the lit
tle valley of Easedale, in the Lake dis ! .
trict, was ale scene of certain curious
and tragicar*eurrences, Which excited
much interest and commiieration.
Easedale has been described as one of
the most impressive solitudes amongst
the - WeAtinoreltindmountaine. Possibly
change has since come to it, butformerly
only some half-dozen houses were scat
tered about the floor of the valley, and
,miniath o re fields and meadows Were
divided and pareeled;Otit, note by thick
hedgerows, now by little sparkling
brook or "becks," not too broad for a
child to leap across, and now by close
lines and groups of wild growing birch,
alder, holly, mountain ilsh, and hazel,
that broke up the level look of the land,
and cheered the winter season 'by the
bright :scarlet of their berries. The hu
mid climate gave . .a lawn-like appear
ance to the small fields, and a barrier
of mountains, their heads usually muf
fled in mists, screened the valley from
the winds, while practically they per
mitted approach to it but from one
Other aceess'to it might be obtained
by miles and miles of rough 'walking
and steep climbing over the mountains,
but there was little to encourage enter
prise and exertion of this description.
Easedale was only a beautiful little val
ley among the mountains, and, as a rule
no tine' ever attempted to enter Its pre
cincts but by the pathway of Grass
In this solitude dwelt George and
Sarah Green,, homely, hardworking.
peasant 16, ' with . a i!utnerou4 family
9ryeu ngeli lid ten. They were respebted
in the neighborhood for 'their industry,
for the contentment With which they
sustained their trying lot, and for the
decency 4md propriety with which they
managed + to maintain their children and
to send them, comfortably attired,to the
parish school at Grasmere.
• It was winter time; the snow lay
thick upon the ground. There was
little to Induce people' to Wander far
from their !Mines and hearths. But
life was monotonothi in the Lake dis
trict. Any small unusual Matter in
such a dearth of events was entitled to
rank as a thing of importance. A sale
of domestic furniture had been anuouft
cod to takeplace :at the house of .some
proprietor in .Langdale, at a •distance
from the cottage of the Greens of about
live or six miles—the journeying being
Made' by daylight, and • the mist upon
the hills not 'obscuring the footway.
• , A sale 'iva.4 au oecurrence of much in
terest thereabout. It was the custom
for the w ‘ hole.neighborhood to assemble
on sucivan occasion, not necessarily, to
make purchases, but at any rate to look
on and take ;an. , interest in such pur
chases as , might be made. The auction
was regarded as a-kind of social rendez:-
vous„ at which people, separated by
Many Miles of mountain r land might
encounter each other, and interchange
news and rural gossip. But for some
stich pieptings the dwellerS thedifibr
pot, i7alleys of the district might nothave
.heard of each other fer mon t4e-•,-perhims
years. , ,„
'Then open house was 'kept. at. these
sales. The owner ofthe property was
at home to' all comers, • and was well
pleaseitto iie_e 'as large an attendance as
possible: They might be bnYers'or they
„might:not ';' Spirit was well knoWn.that
prices Were higher when' the . 'assembly
was:n otherous, than when , the company
.vas limited. And hospitality was the
order of the; day: • •
,For the male guests were broached
casks of excellent ale, usually brewed
six or seven weeks before, in prepare
tionfor the event, or possibly •'iva4 'pro
vided some still more adinitable "pow
sowdy," a combination ,of ale, spirits
Land spiceS,".i,v,hile for the' %yeomen pm
t 'cupS;pf l l ,
ong -as' many y as' th ey
requentlY furnished.' The
auctioneer Wde r in general a humorist—
.2,ombining business and pleasure--;-helP
. ingthe.sales and forcing . up the prices
by his jests, seldom. very new. or very
' , refined; but stillina way apposite and
, pepillar, andsetting a notable 'example
in his 'constant recoarse• to - the - good
'Cheer 016'1164 Of the day had set . upon
the' table.' .", • • . ,
I It. vas
to attend,a sale ofthis kind the
Greens' had jdurneyed, from their. cbt
tage. -They probably would not have
withheld their presence for ;any consid
eration. It would have been unneigh
borly to have stayed away. They would,
perhaps t have: affronted their
.sp, doing, to. say nothing of depriving
therhselvee of. much prized ritertain
mdat ;. but it waslong past siinset,When
the auction bad,concluded, and the time
arrived for general separation: .
'• The Greens :were lowly - people, and
their presence-was not much regarded.
It did not appear that they had made
any purehases. They were, probably,
whatever their needs or desires might
have been without the ineans 'of .satis-•
fying them; and there. were more
from the different„ lots,
lying - the :attention .of the • aeserfibly.
Only it--was remembered. afterward'
that remonstronies had arisetr.from
various quartersas to the •intention: of
'the Greene to r4racii their path -,, 0f the.
morning; alid:todescend into 'Ettsedale
over Moulitains above _Langdale
,The oppo4ition to theliplaniwas
not likly to have been 'very
guests ,wete ,bpsy -about their
departure.; The meetinl gradlially
iitpited and dispersed—"sealed oft"
to northern phrase had it. Bea**,
the Greens were mature, steady, people.
They:knew 'the . try i anybody
:did.- .They were not to be surpassed in
local information t at any rate. Still it
W i ELLS.BORO, PA" ,JUNE 10, 1868.
BY OEOROE DOKER.
THE CHILDREN IN THE SNOW.
I A TRUE STORY
Was said thaLthey professed to follow
the counsel of certain of their - friends,
in regard to' the - choice onroads, and in
avoidance of the most 'perilous- paths.
They were -lest seen, however, by the
attendants at the sale quitting the rude
carriage way', and mahing for the steep
side of the mountain.
" In the Greens' cottage at Easedale, by
the l side of a peat fire ? .crouched (heir
M' Children, waiting for their return.
Agnes, the eldest or the family,'- was
nine years old. The children were, of
course, NV holly dependent for their ally'
bread upon the labor of their parents..
Let'only a day pass,. land 'they must:
inevitably be brought to, the brink of
Fdr five h o rs—fro ni seven tn
the children sat by- the lire waiting,
listening. Al length, Agnes • told her
sisters and brothers that they must go
'to bed. They obeyed, but fearfully.-
They . could know little of the danger of
'the but they were not too young
to read the alarm written upon their
sister's face. : Besides, the strange has
terrors of its own for children. And it
Was so strange that father and mother
had not returned long since from Lang
After midnight the moon rose bright
ly enough—to be clouded over present
ly4,however. The snow began to fall.—
Next morning the , ground, was very
thickly covered. The poor children
found themselves completely imprison
ed—cut off from all .communication
with the friends who would have help
ed and comforted them in the neighbor
ing cottages.. A ,stream skirting the
cottage garden was too wide, for them
to Ibai►. The wooden bridge crossing it
was unsafe. Several,Planks wore want
ing, and the drifting snow Concealint
holes which would have let a chil ,
drop into the rapid waters ; beloW.-- :
There was no sign, of George and Sa
The children clung to the' hope that
Atte severe weather had induced them to
'stop the night at Langdale. Yet as the
lay.wore on, they , were compelled to
relinquish this hope. They knew' that
Ocir parents, or their own will, :Would
not stop so long away froM their hoMe
and their-children.. Their father -'had
Neu a soldier, an active, courageous
Mau, who.but for some dire calamity
befalling him, would scarcely have
failed,to force his way back to his fam
Gradually, a sense terrible enough, if
incomplete, of the awfulness of their
situation began CO awake In the minds
of these poor little ones. Yet, they
would seem not to have lost heart.
Their misery did notsomuch overwhelm
them, as it sharpened and in a measure,
matured their intellectual perceptions.
Hour by hour they became more path
etically convispced that they were indeed
orphans—that their father and mother
:were lost to them forever. . =
Yet, providentially; their e iergy and
intelligence were quickened by their
misfortune—stood them in godo stead
at their direst need. They' huddled
together the second evening of their
being left alone round their hearth fire
of peat, and held a little family council
as to what.was to be done toward send
.ing help to their parents—Tor a hope'
had occurred to them that possibly
some hovel or sheepfold upon the moun
tail:l'Blde might, be, sheltering the miss
ing ones, although they might be snow
bound by the hea 11 of the morning
—and in the next,pla to make known
their situation to thei , neighbors, in
case th e snow should - continue, or
should increase ; for, many days of
confinement to the house, it was cer
tain they would perish of starvation.
Meanwhile the eldest .sister, Agnes,
though gravely alarmed, exerted her
self to take all measures necessary for
the welfare of the little communitl—
was vain looking out from the cot
tage door. On every side arose a barri
cade of snow. Yet this consoling
thought visited the child's mind,—what
was peril in one direction was protec
tion in another. ' No such danger threat
ened her little household as might have
encompassed a desolate flock of Young
:children in other parts of England:—
If she and her sisters and brothers
could not advance to Grassmere, on the
other hand, the evil disposed, the bad
clifiracters and wild sea-fa/irk foreign
ers who sometimes entered the vale,
could not get to them. - The neighbors
of the poor are their friends and allies.
The children's greatest apprehension
was, that they might not bOable to ac
quaint the near dwellers witih their sit
uation. If this could but 'ibe accom
plished, assistance was certain. Cheer
ed with these reflections the! little girl
caused her brothers and sisters to kneel
down and say their prayers; and then.
turned to accomplishing every house
hold task that might be of service to
there in a long captivity. '
lirst_of all, upon ,some recollection
that the clerk— A • s nearly krun dOWn,
she wound it upt, she went and
scalded all the milk she colild-11 d in
the house, so as to save it from turnir '-
Sour. Then she examined the meal
chest, made some of the - common oat
meat porridge of the country, but put
all the children, except the two. young
est, upon, a short allowance, reconciling
them to 'this course and, indeed, per
suading them to think they were en=
joyiug a treat, by baking for them :Up
muthe hearth some thin small cakes,
out of a little hoard of flour she had
Next; before night eame on, or more
sue* fell, she went out of doors, and,
with the help of two younger brothers,
carried in from the peat stack as much
fuel as might serve them for a week's
consumption. She then secured, from
the stock of potatoes; buried in %rack,
ens' (withered fern,), enough to make a'
shiigle Will.. She 'was afraid to take
more, under some idealhat if removed,
they wlouldlbe spoiled by,; the heat of
the epttage.. Then she milked the cow,
antisum:ceded, after great exertion, in.
getting down from a loft above the out
house enough of :food for the animal for
one l night, at any rate. These tasks
finished—trying enough for a child of
nine years she re-entered the
house; barred the 'door, undresbe'd and
put to bed the smaller children', and
then sang them to bleep..
The night passed, and the morning
dawned, bringing little comfort with it,
1.1g0r6 snow had fallen.. The
barriers round the cottage had becolne'
more than ever formidable.. A sec id
and third day passed, little Agnes milk.
soling, her flock; and taking such care
for their •coinfort to she could, and still
calling on 'the children night and
mbrning 'to say prayers for the , satety ; •of
their', parents and themselves. '
Ort the fourth day the snow was
founil to have drifted. Banked Up on
one 4ida,'passages wore left exposed' on
the 4tither. ' The wooden bridge, was
still I hopelessly impracticable, b U t,
avoiding the brook, it seemed possible
thata road might be found into Clrass
inere over certain low walls in the' rear.
of the pottage. • The ' INeStruoreland
fieldivalls are rudely 'put ''together ee=
meta—Mere stones loosely piled upon
each other. "Still They are too high for
OPlimb over without ature
assistance or very considerableexertion ;
but they are of such crazy construction,
that by the Insertion 'and plying•Of
stick, lever faahioh,, the stones may
- readily' be displaced an. the Walls low
ered. With the assistance of her broth
ers, Agnes was at last e. abled to escape
'from the cottage, an , crossing the
walls, to gain the paths ay .into Grass
se the irst hour she
In such a ca
came to was the right •ne to en er.—,
The news the frightene child br ught
,was sure to secure .her a hospitable
greeting and the warmest sympathy.—
Soon it was known in the vale ' that
neither George nor Sarah Green had
been seen by their children since the
day of, the sale at Longdalehead. The
male population of GrasSraere at once
assembled in consultation. Some sixty
Men decidedupon sear hing-the moun
tains for the missing nes. They di-
Vided themselves into exploring par
ties, and arranged a pia of communi
cating with each other y the means of
signals,- in the event o perilous mists
or further falls of sno . The service
was one of considerabl danger. The
414 S were short and . d' rk, the moun
tains were thickly coated with snow,
the searchers might easily share the
fate of those they sought.
It was necessary to depart from the
usual tracks, and in theicase of a fog,
or, still worse, a blinding snow-storm,
there was much risk of their being
themselves lost upon the mountains.—
Still there was no hesi ation. It was
felt that the poor lost n ighbors must
be found at all costs. The men of
Grassmere willingly s crificed their
daily earnings to toil without recotn
pence in (pea of the unhappy Greens;
yet day atter day the exploring parties
returned from a fruitless,labor. Every
inch of the pathway, from Langdale to
Easedale, had been examined, and a
large margin had been investigated on
either side of it ; , yet the traces sought
could not be discovered. We'll go up,
day after day, until we find them ! '
was the sturdy cry.
' It was necessary to extend the sys
tem of search. Some thite bad been
lost by adhering to the opinion that the
Greens would eventually !be found at
no great distance from their proper
pathway. It was not at first • compre
hended that people loosing their way
are apt to wander \ miles and miles from
the right track, and must lecessarily be
looked for at a wide dista co from it.
George Green was lyin!. at the bot
tom of a precipice, from •hich it. was
plain he had fallen. Sar: h Green= was
found at the_ summit of : preciree.—'
From theposition of thebodies t was
conjectured that the huSb nd h d de
sired his wifelo pause for a few min
utes, wrapping her mean hile in his
own great coat, while headvanced and
sought to reconnoiter ' the respect, and,
by a glimpse of some fa iliar object,
rocky peak, or turn or Afield, make
sure of their situation. e had proba
bly been blinded by the snow-storm, or
deceived as to the nature of the ground
in front of him, for the precipice over
which ho had fallen was but a few
yards from the point at which he had
quitted his wife.
. The surface of the snow) about him
was quite undisturbed. Ho had proba
bly died without a struggle—it might
be, without a groan. It was remember
ed afterward in Langdalehead, that on
the night of the sale a fur ous wind had
borne with it the" sound o wild shrieks
from the mountains. It was thought
that these were the agon zing cries of
the poor wife. in her utte misery and
desolation when it bee: ii e clear to her,
past doubt or hope, that her husband
was lost to her, and that er own fate
Her position had been
supposing her husban
fered much ere death ea
the bottom of the precipi
of his plaints and moa
reached her ears as she
helpless, cruelly adding
It was thought that she '
stationary in the attitud&
husband had left her,-e •
fatigue, paralyzed by fea
gradually perished or. e
husband and wife had k:
the very point at which,
rock and she above it, t
had terminated. Traces
falls could be' found in ,th l i
half oliterated by latte
had wandered miles an
from the right path, often,
and doubliugback upon tb
By the time they reacl
and remote rock at which
them, their fatigue mu
excessive, and all chance
have been over for both o
were farther from honi
they had started &el:l[l.Ln
were miles from any hum
It was possible that, som
reaching the rock, Georg
have saved himself singly
cruel enough to desert hi
.But it was not to be tin
man of any feeling Vmul
poor fainting wife under
It would have cheered ?heir last nio
ments if they could but, have known
how actively their sad fa would move
public sympathy On beh fof their poor
Orphan children , : The hitt rest thoughts
attending their final throes must have
arisen from their doubts nd fears as to
the future welfare of thpi • bereaVed and
helpless little ones; w.la m they were
not destined to Rick upwit again in . this
' The funeral of the ill-fated toc and
wife was attended by all the • w.ellers
in theNale. Thepoet Wordawort wrote
memorial stanzas• upon the ocdasion,.
"Who weeps for at:rangers
For George and Sarah
Wept for that pair's unha l
Whose graves may here)
"By night upon these sto
Did wife and husband
Six little ones at home ha
And could not find that
"Oh, darkness of the gray ,
After that living night
That last and dreary livin
Of sorrow and affright I
"Oh, 'Sacred marriage-bed,
That keeps them .side,-b
In bond of,peaee, in bond
That may not be untied
thethe funeral, a, istribution 9f
the children, took Otte' among the
Wealthier fainilieS of the eighborhood.
There was a generous Artiggle to be
foremost in rendering he p to,the 'poor
orphans, and even the h mblest dwell
ers in the valley put in 't claim •te
bear some part of the nece:sary expenses
that had to be incurred. The . \Words
worth family acknowledted a peculiar
interest In the futitire v'elfare of the
children, and they receiv d one of them
into their own household .'
On theii behalf a sub cription Was
opened. The Royal Fall ly were mad
acquainted with-the fact of the o,ase,
and were especially in rested . in the
story, of the suffering eh ldrqu 4e, the
snow. Queen Charlotte
,azad thrde of
the reyal princesses beca 'e. contributorS
to; the fund,• and • from - he towers, of Windspr.Castle can - le - hi d.messages• of
inquiry coticerntr,g, and xPressions of
sympathy 'wttil; the hu ble orphans of
Easdale: MTh's Wordsw ra published
a simple../InemOir ~ o f. tl eitinfortunate
family, and De Quincy,, n his. !'Recol
lections of the Lakes has set forth the
story at considerable length, and after
his most eloquent fashion. From these
sources have been derived the facts
WANTED AT TH CROSS-ROADS.
I was in a hurry &I reach home. No
wonder, for it was the wildest night I
had ever-known in all,my life, and the
country road over which I took my
way as bad and as dark as country roads
in general. Consequently I was walk
ing at a great rate, with. the collar of
my coat over my ears 4 and a comforter
tied over my soft hat and under my
chin, to keep it on and protect, my ears,
,when suddenly, a man stood full in my
path, and caught me by the arm.
'! Hullo!" said he. , You're just in
time ;- you are wanted at the Cross-roads
to-night !" • • .
The voice was the voice of a ruffian.
I fancied myself attacked by a high
I stood quite still, and strove to shoW
him by my manner that I was al)I0 to
" What the deuce am I wanted at the
Cross-roads for! Unless I choose, it
would be hard tb get me there."
But instead of prod' ing a pistol and
demanding my money -or life, ) the man
answered in anialtered tone.
" Beg pardon ! I made a mistake. 'I
thought it was my' brother ; and wanted
to fri hten him. Bad, night, sir!"
" V ry !" said I.
"Y u doret know the time?" he asy l :
ed. - '
. "It was seven when I left the train
at L--'--," I said. •
" Thank ye," said the man. " Good
If his object had been robbery, prob
ably he had decided, from my rough
mufflers, that I was too poor a man to be
worth' the trouble.
But after all, I said, .probably *he
spoke the truth. A man may have such
a voice, without being a highwayman,
So I went on homeward, and soon
found tnys i elf under shelter, and partak
ing of a warm and savory supper.
My mother was there and my brother
Ben. Ben was a greatl strapping fellOw
who could beat any, 'other boy of his
age for miles around, i it came to wrest
ling or boxing; and as good humored a
boy as ever lived ; a boy always to
mother and me, though he had exercis
ed his right to vote already in one Pres-.
When supper was over and we had
chatted for an hour we went up stairs
together. W&share one room.
Tife moment Ben's head touched the
pillow he always Went to sleep. That
night J followed his•example.
But ;I did not sleep long without a
dreama dream in which I felt a rough
grip oil my arm, mid was aroused by a
cry in by ear.
Wake up! You're wanted at the
It was so real, so palpable, that when
I started broad awake I actually be
lieved that some one*as in the room ;
the man who had met me 'on the road
perhaps, and who intended robbery or
violence. ButAvhen I had arisen and
lit my lamp, Thckroom was•empty, ex
cept myself and Ben lying snoring on
I went to the door it was locked, I
went td the window ; the rush of rain
against the panes was all I heard. I
even went across the passage to My
mother's room. She was awake; there
had been no Unusual sound she was
Only a dream born of my .meeting
with the strangs than upon the road, I
felt sure, had awakened me. I went to
bed and fell asleep again: Again I was
awakened by the Same words, this
time shrieked in my ear by an unearth
"Wake up, wake up. You are want
ed at the Cross-roads.'
I was o my feet once more, and
caught Benshand as he came toward
my bed.' "What ailS you," he cried.
" Nothing," said t- " Did you _ hear
It voice !"
" Yours," 'said Ben,l " yelling wake
up; you fairly frightened me."
"Ben," Said I, "wait until,l light
the lamp, I heard another voice. There
must be some one MI the house or 'Out
to have Stif
, e to him at
e, the sound
is must have
o her anguish.
in which her
h usted with
1, until she had
1. - liosure. The
it together' to
e below the
of their foot
te snow, only
, Imes crossing
eir oWn track,
So I lit the lamp and we searched in
"Nightmare," saicl Ben, when I told
him my story. -
" Ben," said I, " w hat is there at the
" A house," said Ben: He had lived
in the neighborhood l a long while, and
I not . t long.
"One little house, besides two oak
trees and a fence. An old s man lives
there, a rich old fellOw, and a bit ; _of
miser they say. His grand-daughter
keeps house for him."
" Ben," said I, ' " that fellow ma
have meant harm to', them. I may he
wanted at the Cross-roads."
." Brother," said Ben; "go to sleep.
You had a nightmare," and Ben plung
ed in between the :blankets and was
soon snoring again.
I also in ten minutes slept as soundly
as before, but the awakening came
I opened • y eyes to see a girl .stand
ing at the oot of my led. • A girl in
white robes with golden hair all about
her should rs, who wrung her bands
and cried. " Oh, wake up, you .are
wanted at t e Cross-roads."
Phis time I startett ont of bed, bathed
in a cold perspiration,.iil trembled like
a leaf. I had no AlciiiKthat I had re
" Beh," I cried, "lien, 'for the third
time I have been told that I am wanted
at tire Cross-roads, and I am going."
And I began to dress myself as speed
ily as possible; listening awhile tp the
storm raging madder and wilder than
lit any other period since its commence
ed the high
.t have been
f escape must
i gdale. They
had he 'been
posed that a
Ben remonstrated with me in vain.
At last he also begaii to huddle on hia
clothes. "If you have gone mad I
must go with you and take care of you."
" But fancy another than; going in a
storm like this to the Cross-roads, be-
CRUSE) a nightmare advised him to do so,
and what would yoli think of hint?"
I said nothing. All I could hale an
swered would•have been: •
f death !
• f love
" I am , impelled to go; . I must go. I
dare •not ,refuse; whatever may be
thought of me."
In ten minutes-we 'were splashing
through mud and rain along the road.
It was perfectly dark; every now and
then a red star in' the• distance told us
that lamp was gleaming - through the
rain in •some cottage windest, but other
wise we. would noymve been conscious
of our proxiMity .to any habitation
'whatever. At last nearing ' the spot
where the road from 6--, crosses the
rend from P ,Nte \were, in as soli
tary a place as could be imagined.
The house which abutted on the'tery
angle of the roads, called in - familiar
parlance the Cross-reads,. •was the only
one • for some distance in eilher direV4 -
tion, and 'certainly'on such a 'night, we
were not likely to meet manY' ,, tralers.
All was silent the grave. sWeistiloa
quite still. In a Moment 'broke
out in One of hiS wiliest laughs:'
" he said, 1" - - how 110\V?'"Wili.
you go home and have' another night
But hardly had the words escaped his
• JOBBING ,DEPARTNENT.
- The proprietors have) Stocked the (stabil/41watt
with a now a varied assortment of
JO AND CARD TYPE=,
AND EAST PAETIqS,"
'and nro prepared to exeento neatly and promptly;
POSTERS, HANDBILLS, CIRCHLARS, BILL
HEADS, CARDS, PAMPHLETS, &0., to.
• Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, and %full assortmnet
of . Constablei and Justices'
. Blanks ea
Peoplo living at a distance can depend on hay
jag tit wor)t doae-promptly 'and 'seat back in
return ail. '
lips when a shriek broke on the air,
and awoman's voles plainly 'coming
from the interior of the cottage cried : •
" Help ! help I help I"
" Ben," said I, " we ate' Wanted at
the Cross-roads," and then understand
each other, without in re words we
made our way to a windo , thorough •
which a light shone. muslin cur
tain draped the panes, but through it
we saw a terrible sight.
An old man lay upon the floor t 'and
overjilm bent a ruffian, clutching his
throat, and holding a pistol to his ear,
while another man grasped a shrieking
girl by the arm ' a girl in a floating
night-dress— wit such long golden hair.
as belonged tjo th woman of my vision.
Not a moment as to be wasted. i
Ben flung his weight against the slen
der lattice and, crushed it in, and we
had grappled with the ruffians before
they knew whence the attack came, or
how many foes were upon them.
' I do not i ntend to describe the strug
gle; indeed I could not, if I would,—
But we were strong men, and inspired
by the cries of the helpless olc. man an
the terrified girl, we soon hid one o '
the villains bound, and the other lyin
prostrated,on the floor.
Then Bill! started for assistance, an
before, mo'ining both were in Jail, en
admitting as we shook each other by
the hand, that we were " wanted a the
The-Old man was not a miser, but he •
had saved a few thousands for his old
ago, and living more plainly than he ,
needed to do, had given rise to the ru
mor, and so brought the burglars to the
Cross-roads in the hope of booty.
The girl, a beautiful . creature of sev
enteen, was his grand-daughter, and as
no story is acceptable to the lady reader
without a flavor of romance, I will 'tell
them that she became in after years,
not my wife, but the. wife of my dar
ling brother en. ' .
PURCHASING A FARM.
Collector David Henshaw was a kind
hearted man as well as able ; but smart
as he was, on one .occasion, doing a
generous act, he was sadly taken in.
An old , customer doing business In Ea-1
ton, N. H. had failed, owing Mr. -H.'s
firm about:s.2,ooll After settling with
his other creditors, he came to see Mr.
"Well sir," said the latter, '!whatean
you do for u 8?" ,
"Have saved my farm for you I ; sir,"
replied the unfortunate.
"Your farm, hey," said Mr. H„ "and
what laaVe you got left?"
"Well, sir, a horse, a pig, and ' a cow,
and altogether I think they may bring
me about seventy-fivedollars—sufficient
I hope to get - myself and family nut
West, where I intended to settle ; by
the-way, here's the deed of the farm,,
sir," said the poor but honest debtor as
he passed the document which certified
Mr. IL's legal right to:.two hudfired
acres of land,_ "more or less," and long
known as the "Cold Stream Farm."
• "Oh, - that will never do," says' Mr. H.,
and drawing his check for $5OO, he han
ded it to his old customer, remarking at
the same time that he "was sorry for
his misfortunes, and • appreciating his
integrity, it gave him great pleasure - to
be able to aflbrd him Ea little help at
The poor, fellow was greatly surprised,
and reluctantly taking the check,. 'with
a tear drop in each eye," heartilA
thanked his over generous creditor; ant
departed, but to be seen by Mr. H. nev
About the first of April following, Mr.
Renshaw thought he would go up to
Easton and take a look at his real es
tate. Arriving at about dusk, he "put
up" at the tavern kept by his old friend,
March, who on learning his. guest's er
rand, said he would go out I with hini
iiext morning and show him *her!) . the
Nekt day, soon after breakfast, the
two sallied out to see • it. After pro
ceeding a few rods, the old tavern keep
er hal Ceti, 'and directing his companion's
attention to a bare but very steep and
rough looking mountain, that stood a
few miles oil; remarked that "that was
called Bald Mountain."
"That's a rough looking place," said
"Well," continued the tavern keeper,
"the location of your property—the
`Cold Stream Farm'—is on the top of
"Yes, but how do you get there?"
"Why, you don't suppose anybody
was ever up there, do you, Mr. Hen
"Well, what's •the good of—what is
done frith it ?" ruefully inquired the
amazed, mer pant.
"The town=s lie itevery year for ,the
taxes," replie the tavern keeper.
"They,do, hey ?" says Mr. Renshaw,
"anti pray-tell me who in these pails is
fool enough to buy that style bf proper
, "Why, any of our.chaps around here
whaget into, trouble or fail, buy it for
the purpose of settling with their Desk.
ton 'creditors." !!
iMr. - Renshaw took the first °prior
unity, to return home, and perhaps
you'd not have told the story, had not
a friend, asked him, as collector, to give
a man a place in the CustemlionSe, for
_cue reason, among and above others,
that he- was from New Hampshire--,-
whenhe gave his little bitof experience
with one of the Granite State men. t
• BETTER THAN NOTRING.—Wa recall
to mind the story of a good , old Metho
dist lady,. very particular and Very
pious, who once kept aiboxrding - house
in Boston. ; ; • ; • -
Staunch in, her principles, she- would
take no one to board who-did not hold
to the eternal punishment of a large
portion of the hunTan race. But the
people \yore more intent on carnal com
forts than spiritual faith, so that in time
her house becalne empty, much to her
grief and alarm. After. some time a
bluff old sea captain knocked at. the
door, and the old lady, prim as a Puri
tan, answered the call.
"Servant ma'am. Can you give 'me
board for two or three days? Got my
fillip here, and shall be oiras soon a.,s
"W!ia-1, I don'tknow," gaid - the nld
lady, hesitatingly. ' . •
"Oh,r`house full, eh ?"._
"No, but—, " • ._ •
"But what, 11301111?" ' - •
"I don't takiyany unclean or carnal,
people Into my• house. What' do you
"Why; dO you believe' that anybody
will be' dainned?" •
"Oh, t under; yea!" _,
"Do y u?" • said the old woman,
brighteni g up. "Well how 'many
souls wil be in n the eternal?"
"Don't lin OW, Ma'am, really- 7 -never
"Can't you guess ?" • .
• "Can't say—perhaps fifty thousaa .
"Wal—hem I" mused thegood. :wo
man ; "I guess I'll take you—Aftg thous
and is bettor than nothing:"
THEY say in Illinois, since thel latest
proceedings of the court ofimpeaehment,
that Yates drunk Is 'better than Trum
The latest Hibernicism we , have
heard is the question of a hired_ girl :
"How long does it take to get a; photo
graph after you leave your measure?"