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E ; 0,i3E.4. LODGE, No. 317, A', Y. ill„ meets at their Ilan
' e:ier Dr. [toy's drug store, on Tuesday evening, on or
' before the Full Moon, at 7 o'clock P.M.
1100 A CHAPTER, No. 194, it. A. AI., meets at tho
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g ot , at 7 o'clock P. M. - -
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the Hall, on the third Friday of each , calendar
'month, at 7 o'clock P. M.
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY, - • ,
• WILLIE, M H.
iTTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
irmurance, Bounty and Pension Agency, Alain
street Wolishero, Pa., Jap.,l, 1868;
WM, GARIZETSON, . -
if f ORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
• Notary Public and Insurance Agent,. floss- '
burg, pa,, o ver Caidiv_gli's SOT°.
OEO. W. MERRICK, i
:OLNEY AND COUNSELLOR A' LAW.
Ace with W. 11. 'Smith, Esti., Maid Street,
,„ 1 , 0 ,4t0 Linton cloak, Wellsboro, Pa. -
' idly /6, 18 04. '
W.llO. TERBELL 4% CO.;,
lIOLSSALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers - in
w a g paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, &0,, &o.
Coming, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1808.-Iy. • .
- 7 --
: i , r, wildiolf• 4. 'g• NILES. -
WILSON .illa NILES;
;TORNEYS & COUNSELORS ' Al\ LAW,
,Pint door from Illgoney's, on the Ailrenue)—
Will attend to business entrusted to their care
in the counties of Tioga and Potter., , : _
vigilOw.r9t Jan. it I 8 P: ,
i \ JOHN i. Ml i ediittia
fTORNBY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Welliburoi Tioga• Co". pa.
eica Agent, Notary Bunlip, arid insurance
:a l. lie will attend prompt:oo collection of
;skim, Back Pay and Bounty. As Notary
Aie ho takes atiktiowledgosuent of deeds, ad
liters orths, and will us Coutiniesioner to
testimony. i i T2Y - Oflice over Roy's Drug Store,
Acing Agitator Offico.----Oct. 30. 1367
,T94.n W. Gtprnsov,
i oy t NEY AND C00N41 , 1 4 1,0.1t AT LAO.
cing returned to this couOy with ' a vlew'of
-akin i't his portuanorit residence, solicits a
:4aro of public patronage. All business on.:
;rusted to his care will bo attended to nitti
promptness and fidelity. ()Poo 2d door south
;f C. S. Farr's hotel. Tiodh, Tioga Co., Pa.
401 N B. SBEAREPFAR4I,
%PER AND TAILOR. Shop ovei!Vebn R.
,tren's Store: AB" Ctitting, Fitting. and
!pairi4 done promptly and in best style.
ilshore, 1.868-1 y
iLOR. Shop first door north of L. A. Sears's
, hne Shop.Cuttinu, Pittin 5, and It epair
dons 'promptly and well.
Tell6boro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1808.-Iy.
•Olt AND CLIT4II-1, has opened a shop
etatton atreot, roar of Spays t .fR , Derby's stioe
)p, whore ho is prepared to manntacture gar
tut: to orclet in the 'most substantial manner,
dispatob. Particular attention paid
Cutting and Fitting. March 26. IEC,'S-13.
Dr. C. If. Thompsiii/.
10 Prufnitsionnl calls in the vtilago.
iniellshop anq sllsev,i4l,o.
kc and It.esittonco on S tiito St. 2d door e.r
'right going East. [June 24. ISM
IROON, M. D., Lite uf tile .44 n.t. Cavalry, aftot
neatly four yearn Of army service, yritll a large
...ace in field nod hospital prnclice,lia opened no
fq the lit actice or medi,ino and nurgery, in all
ilf.i Pcrnont, front n dintaneu can find good
seat the Pronnylvania Hotel when desired.—
•.t any part of tlk f.itate in eenstilta Don ; or to
ar t : cat 1.11,:allo:46 No Id, Unit:ll Litoel:, ap
Ir t ir n l;slo, Pa:, May •
Win. E. Smtth,
, XVIM.E, Pa. P - Oneitit, Bounty, a ttci In
Nan Agora. thmittinnioation4 eolit to tho
..7,ol , ifero *ill receive prompt attention
;LA tan.jorato• tltt it It, 16tH-13.1
taYOlt S DRAFTSMAN.-01ders left at
, Num, T9wnsend Hotel, Welltliotu, vtil)
:c't With prompt attention.
4. E. Ca I ATEY
in chopiis „t., JEW ELRY, SILVER
A RE, Speeptalus, Yiolin;•;L)ingt,
0 -1 Mail 4 ticl4, I.Viteii94 a ld ' je "'
ueany repaired. Engravtng done in plain
and Outman. 1 lieptil7.)y,
Hairdressing & Shaving.
I , Alose,r Willcox ,S; Itarltor'il Store, Wells
tqti3ittiop. Hitt to ..,141dtee'
rcuttiug, Shampooing, Elyeittg, ote. Wrdide,
and tiwiehes on band and maths to or-
J. a. rvwrivite,
Lh W RIGITT—Agent fur all Gm best
TURBINE WATER WIIEELti. Also
tawarl's Osaillnting Movement for Gang and
:g.a. Pa., Aug. 7, 1808,
U. L. WILCOX,
ain DEA' GOODS of all kinds, Mirth , . are
. I Yankee Notions. - Our assortment is large
Irieeslow. Store in Union Bleck Call
;tntieurriu.--may 211 18(f3i-17. •
PETROLEUM 1./OPSE I )
' , THEW), PA., GEORGE CLOS ~ Propri.
'.e. A new Hotel conducted en the rineiplC
41Iti let live, for the accetnnie l ation el
14, 1866.—1 y.
lIAZLETT / S MOTEL,
14.` p 4 - a 0 T VA •7
1 — 1\ •
ttabling, attached, and air tient Ivo hos
!Always in attendance.
4 . IV. 11A7,LETT, . . . Propriotnr.
• #T 1 4.1 Man,
Itoraugh, Tioga Co. Pu., E. G.
i. Proprietor, A • now and commodious
.riding with all tho modern improvoments.
uuin easy drive's of tho best hunting and 11A
4reutld: in No there Ponn'a. Convoyances
IZAAIL - WALTON IDIOITSC,
(1040 s, rvigg4 cpuuty, Pl
- 9. 1 1411,111ILYEA;PnoWn. This is
atir haitel located tvitbin easy access of the
tut fishing and hunting -grounds in North-
Pennsylvania. Nopains will be spared
(Le tct:Cluituodatioft or ipigasure seekers untl
'graveling publi • . [4:0 . • 10 8 .1
ounty and Pension Agene"y.
yING received nat ruct lon i regard to
!aectra bmniy allowed by Um , act approved
12 , 3 ' 1355 ,411d batiggim hand a largo s apply of all
rl Llanka . T and proptii. d il to prosopoto all pear
' ,%47 baityclaluis wlticla may Ito placed' itt my
V er.uosilvinat a distanea can communicate
• ; q W3l. 11. SNlrrii
,itcaletober44 , 1 466 •
ITAIviNESS & RILEY,
0 0 . 1 A4D SHOE MAKE.RS 6
'' I 'ileonr an VaTheta(tirg'e s t Sr!(;re, it; 114. r,
oceiwici by Ben , l.
1 0 01. 8 &ND SHOES of ell kinde made to
..etder and in the beet rnanntir,
AR PAIRING of all k inds dune p rotoptl y arid
Give us n call.,) 11
JOHN HAMM SS,
V!Iliboro, Jan. 2, 1.868 . --ly. • , - • .
VOL.' - '' x*.:
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MAILAA, N. .- -
GOOD AS Fjii: BE§T, cAILAP AS TRU CitEA.I;EST'
Of uvury description, in alt styles of Binding,
and as low, for quality of Stock, as any Bindery
the State. yulutnes of oyery doseription
Bound in the best niannar and in anyttyle
• ,A.LL,KINDS OF OILY )YORK
Executed in the best manner. Old Doolie,re
hound and made geed as new. •
00,1IPL8TE YOUR SETBI ,
I. propared to fu 'Minh bad's nu mbors of all
Reviews or Magazines publisbod in tbelJnited
States or Groat Britain, at a low price, .
BLANK BOOK & OTHER PAPER,
OC~tlisizos and qualities, on hand, r,uled or plain
PILL lIEA.D PAPER,
Oftiny quality or sizq, on hand and cut up ready
for printiug. Aiso, DILL PAPER, and CABD
BOARD of 'all colors and quality, in boards or
cut to any size.
14ettvr, Nate ..pappr,l Envplopeti,
Pens, PeadllsSt.e. f '
I am solo agent for
Prof. SHEPARD'S NONCORROSIVE STEEL
PENS, OF vArclouii SIZES, FOR LADI DS •
Which I w'll warrant equal to liol4'rho
~ . .
best in (Ise :Ind no tnistalce.
The above stock I will sellat. the Low.est Bates
at all times, at a small advance
,on 'Nen , York
prices, and in quantities to snit' purehasars. All
work and stook warranted as rbpreseuted.
I rospepteully solicit a share of puhlio patron
age. Orders by mail promptly attended
Address, LOUIS HIES,
Sept. 28, 1887.—1 y
AT roaN EY 3 COUNSELOR AT LAW, Tiogn
Pa. (lieu a iii} C. Scylnour,
• nttootl;,(.l pmuipViloWnpr...4ll),
DEALBR IN DltY GOODS, Groceries, Hard
ware, Boots, Shoos, lints, Caps, &e., &c.,cur
ncr of•lnrltet awl Crofton 'streets, Welisbor,
Pa. Jan. 6, 1668. •
llespectiti s liy annettnces tho citi:;ens of East
Charleston and vicinity, that he ,'would be
gralolul for their patronage. °Mee at the
Styr° of Cdoper and Ruttier. Mar. 2.ltb
E. ;i. SMITH, having put-din:x(l the hotel
prupeity latcly nvr.cal 11. S with lia4
1 rouglily reptled tile hnti nt,d efin :tenon'.
inudale the trr.velit,g unblin in a ;•iiperior
lit , ga Comity, Va., J. Lb Bann,
'Prop ictor. Conveniard to. itto be'bi ribbing
grounds iu Tioga Co. Fishing parties acorn
. mcdarLd %kith vosiveyance:i. timid entertain
ment kr man and beast. June it, ISti9—tt.
.7i - clincry.
E dritlor.-dgoe. I has fit tea up Eh; old , yotr.r.
drx the tquwcry, WellAforo,
add is not prepared to turn uut tine calf, kip,
cowhide. and no: fies Ic,tther in the heat wan
ner. .iliac: tunotd sharc;:. Cali i,uid for
M. A. DUI:11 0 .
11'eils1,07.), Oct. 14, IShS.
Mt NE It WAiK. I NS, Pito. i.r.T01,1
r AV' z:ii ,t new hotel DUildlJtg,ou (lie bite
otthe 4.0.1 Union litlely.destro)ii(l , l4
I dill h 0 ,% Is CCI Vs 4114 glitertaiit;;ticalc. I'llo
UNion 11.1 et w,t.s iiitentlyil' 14n 't eniVeialice
nn•lYholtoptietotalt can withuta
grog. At, attentive hostler in ittlulatlanto.
Wel letlut Jit cc .?4S, 1.8e7.
GROCERY AND RESTAURANT,
'Ono door above the Meat Market',
WEL LSBOP,O, PENNtA,
BLISNWTFU an . nauxeo to 'the trading
public that ho has a desirable stock of Urn
aerics, compiibilig, Teas, Geneve, Spiels, Sugars,
Molasses, SD tips, and all that coubtitutcs a first
olase stock, Oyster iu fiver) btyla at all bea
sonliblo holt ,
Wellsboto, Jan, 2,1867,-ii, .
WALILEII & LATIIROP,
- DEALERS IN
A . l6))y A pp,
BELTING, SAWS, CHLERY,
Carriage and Harness Trimmings,
lI,A.O.FSSIi , S, 6414/LES,
C.3rning, N. Y., Ja.a. 2, I 5137-Iy.- - _`li,
14EAR YE 1 IIEAR . YEI .111A11, YE
BARERLS, FIRKINS, CHURNS,
BUTTER TUBS, 4;0,,
. Y •
cobstfrotly on hand ! 4mi furni s
sted to or
der, by „ • „
W. T. MATHERS,
at his now store, 2d door above-Boy'' , fluildink
Wolibboro. " (Juno 10, 1808.)
size Platform Scales, all ordinary
for heary, a,pd counter use, may ho.
found at the hardware Store of, toy f rts,
Wellshoro. Tlic.,. Scales are the 'Ph epat
ant nod here po superior anywhere: They are
luadoin the best sile and helve taken the premi
um at all the great exhibitions. •
I have the solo agency for thesh Settles in this
Welisboro, Feb. 12, 19GS
• New Tobacco Store
f 1f 0 1 subscriber has fitted up the rooms a -
joiniq!..l D. P. itoberts 'Tip and Srove Store
for iho manufacture and sale of •
CIGARS, grade.v), Fancy and Common
S,VOICING TUBA CO o:Michigan Fine Cut
)(MIR IVIly 0, and kinds
VI,UO 1 7 0214000, PIPES, and 14 choi!
ecst Brand of cIOARS.
'• Call and see for yourseivesk
JOHN W. PIJIISEL.
Well.illoro, Nov. 11, 1811°—
TO FARMERS 1 •
ELK RUN ASTER.—We hereby certify
that We have used the Plaster manufactured
by ChatuPney Sc Berne uel' t at their works on Llk
Due, in ti,Rnes turintatip, and tv t e believe it to bu
equal if out superior to the Cayuga Plaster.'
David Smith , S M Cunable A P Conti' •
Mli Cobb II E Situmutts Borualler
W Barker - -Ash Stuith E ra . it
S B Darist Albert King John:C Miller
.1 II WatrouF WII Watrous L L•Marth
R Al. Smith 0 A Smith R M FOl
J D Strait. P C.Ven Odder J Smith ,
Jared Davis J 'Zimmerman C L King -
L L Smith,
. N. B.—Pkastor always on hand at tho
Pride $5 per ton. 4,1868.
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John C. Horton,
C. H• TEELLET
E. S. Perkins, Va. P.
.141. U. KIMBALL,
TO VES, .T.1.1V-: WARE,
'S'ealcs! 'Scales ! Scales !
- - - • AUTIST,,
The fruit is turning on orchard treo
To golden,yellowand ruddy red;.., „
The tiger lily, with dropping head,
Resgns her soul to the robber bees.
The nunintaidslopes to the level plain' ,
- .:With dark green mantle 'of en - wets - 101.1%es ;
- Thegrain is garnered in'bouuteous'sh'eaves,
The•later seamier is come again. '"•'
I sit by tho river of Pines, alone,
Idling and.dreatrii9g tho hourappnyi
litho wribkies deeper, tho Bairattire igray,
And lifo a drearier monotone,
Than when I loitcredi l lotig years ago,
By the still black waters of Trtendon Mere.
"What sights - and sounds do I see and hear
As the stream rolls by in endless 1low?
- A mountain valley Mit Stietelies far''
A leaggo tq tho right, deagoo.iin,the left,
- A mountain of rock with - many a e►eit
In its time-worn - surfaeo of seam and scar.
A long procession of mountain spurs,
With points abutting upon the stream;,
A &At hawk sailing with hungry scream •
Above the larches and gloomy firs.
A heron wading the quiet pools;
The warm sun gilding tho river fog;
A cook-grouse drureinqig•*6 lqs log.
And trameand'ininno;* ins;natmqig schools
O'er rock and pebble and sand L T
The ,river is Inurtuuriug,soft,und low , •
An old-time song that I love and hnowL
4.'song I never Bbal 1 uuderstand.
And now twit& 3orti the Woo& aro'rifo - ' '
• , - With.roya id murmur of sylvitn , sounds, ,:
.. And over. ) lho bills aro eager hounds,
Antt 4, rod IlOcr . ranning to win lii life.
Ah ! well 'tis as well to patter rhyme
~ And wear,our,Tigor on sylvan sports,
A's 'cringe and flatter akearthly.courts„ -
Or trim our will to the venial time. ,
GEORGE W. SEARS
Wer.t.sttorto, PA., August 2, 18119.
401%1114m0 ggadtitg. _
HOW TOM BECAME A MEMBER
• •IST CONGRESS,.
• , „ - _
- There was a little fellow among] the
NOW England hills, years ago, as there
aro man__ y now, . whose parents were
p00r.....He could not remember the time
wherrhe - wore shoes and stockings in
! , ie summer.. Sometimes in the winter
when be was 'obliged' to walk three
miles to school and wade through snow
drifts that did not melt until the last
of May, he did wear such as his father
had rejected, and a pair of shoes that
slipped up and down every step he
took. Nevertheless, they were shoes
and stockings; and he was infinitely
pirouder than any_ king liying,la,of his
ufi" u eta-Vii: .1 :::, '''i ' ':1 . 1 - ,''.'",, '., -, 1 , .k.
I One day, as Totn -, was plodding along
With his slip-shod shoes, puffing fromex rtiou and blowinghis-blue fingers-to
ke p them warm, there came dashing.
down the hill - a sleigh - such as the
youngster had never seen ; no, in
..“..•,....---........---„....,.: "lull - WV - , 14.m0.,,
Tom stepped ' inswing; so intense vas
his admiration' tif the elegant creature
that came' foaming ,- Mid tossing his
daintny'arehed neck right and left.
• Tom sprang aside at the very last .
moment, and, as lie stlnk up to his chin
in the light snow, tore off his old cloth
cap fioni his head and bobbed up and
down as if he was in the pro-cries of
the President. I,
' Junin on twhincl, toy lad;' shouted
the driveii; 'jump on behind.' And
Tom didjump en„w,. ; the peril of his
life, and away they W4ii tOearing &thing.
with great speed: until civelf,4ent . (lie.
sleigh; -- 'out — out Went -- ) -- idt- . .rs'aud - ,puffit-'
loss, and things generally, Tom sprang
to the.liorse's head, and clinging to the
hit, the tips of his great cowhide •shoes
touching the snow, asked•if the geotle
man Was'hurL '• '
' Not a bit of it, my lad,' said he,
shaking himself free. ft•otn the'snow,
' only wprnied up ii. little. What's the
Haulage?' - . ' '. -
' Nothing; sir, that I,see,' returned
Flom; his riandsome face gloWing with
good humor as he yielded 'the, horse to
' Well, then, my lad, get in and we
will try again, You are going toschool
I see,' lidedctliOStranger, - aS he gather
ed 'up the reins.
' Yes, she.' _.
' How far ?'
' guess -it hi - ahead two nil 14 . from
I:l° 4' ° ll . `e r -. gen tle : than . - tinlie l cl= ' . 'arid L inoked
i n twills Ace, - and then glanced-allover
Tom's figure, even to hisfect.
'He sees my shoes,' thought Tom
proudly to himself, giving his shoes a
shove forward to make certain that they
should be seen.
The gputlarnan did see them, and
smiled in spite . of,hims'elf as he anced
' 4 "'He thenlandly pulled the warm furs
around the boy, and pulling his cap
over his eyes, shouted, `Go along Nell!'
And the 'chestnut mare, new thor
oughly sobered, meekly commenced the
ascent of win was known thereabout
as - the lobg hill. :She • ,was' -evidently
accustomed ,to diavtng - her:own way,
for she availed , herself-of every little
hollow- o est, and did . not allow her
self to be pressed forward until the
whip was applied. , . ' _-.. , ,-! ;I:- -
• Tomlwendered , iwhat -had •possessed
the-creature a few minutes before. He
scratched his head on the right side and
then'on the left, and finally his Yankee
curiosity getting the better of his diffi
dence, hp ventured to,ask : •
_,...,qf yoAlv.ilm - sig,,wirtttt was it that
made the mar,o - run?'
,11 A stump.' returned the gentleman
With.a smile. .`, Nell is a little,arislo
'cratie,ntid7 All 6 'al .'all such' pleinak
things. She does iieii.kxkow that:x.4llLnp
was the making of her master.'
Toot scratched his head again and
'wiggled all Over: • - Then mit the
question ;. ':. .
• How cbuld • a stump be'- .the making
ef• ri . ttnui?' -. •'.--' • •
I „.My'lad," ,saidthe stranger f ritaking,
WOW hi ha Silrfaice Of - the' snow - `i, , ently
With WS' whiplash, 'I was a poor boy,
and my father could not afford to send
me to school. We worked very hard,
but Insed .10 study evenings by the
light of a tire, and learned the whole of
the Latin Grammar by the light of one
'4ttlri it:F:MAO T:enk.sitlierfectly still.
- Then 'he Asked, i6' if ' figliamed of his
irlease, sir, what's a Latin Grant
inner : -, • •., ~_ - z ~i•i• •: i ; -,, •'
This ; last,
,question.aroused , thO,ger!..•
tletmin, and becoiningsensibleThat the
little., fellow . was searching. for:l6oNi
cdget he , t , ,ery kindly went, over such
partsb(4.'his histdrYass he theught Vould
be of inte:est ! ,,tp hiut, p.nd ended, by
saying le was a member of COIIgECS.
; inst. announcement _nearly took
Ws- (wrath 'away: - , lle'dul heard of
members, of congress, but he had
idea thkiritYdrentytlis "witoin' 'nobody'
ever saw.. Perhaps the awe with which
Toni, regarded him as hp glaneed up
sideways', into his flu* the
gentienbin , ; for lie said; '
' You are just as likely to be a mem
ber of Congress as I l A7oll.lElloWiiiu
=,~+ r ;ti
/ORO., k PA, ATJGUST 25, 1,8,69.
4 At I:4 •-/t
America, success is to the determined
and bravo. If you studyas . .Ldid; you
may possibly - rise as high—yes, perhaps
,` But I haven't any Latin Grammar,
sir,' said Too:h. „ ,
• "No ? - 'WPM Vonld'you like` 0 7 '
. 4 Yes, sir,' cried, Tom, with .flashing
.„ ; • -
, 4 Well, my I shalV come this way
itgainy and ;I.•: will •, leave. one at , :.the
;school house for you.' .
• `',Butl. , havn't any•money. • - • • •
,` Never mind, you can pay me•wheri
you get to Congress:'- •
you,' said TO 41;
forget " -; • ,
„The gentleaian looked . clown;at' him
qUitileal smile, and thetwo rode
on 'in silence u.util they reached the
schoolhouse - , .„ :„. , ;.: •: • '
„ , „ _ ~ • ,
1 Plense,don't forget!. the gramtnar,' .
suggested Tom, - as he lifted the old, cap
~ ! , i,, - - -,--- • ‘,,' '--- - • - -
Not ,' relurued -- thiSzetitleilitin ' A
_trin who efinnot keep . a promise should
, not"iiitike otteL,-heY,lisny' lad V.; -: ,'',' ', , . -
Nell, - -`toSeeii her ~,head,; a nd 'llito 1.;67
soon:reit sight Of t he: rider., ,Thep. he
lobked,4wn.ge; his shoesi at his , coat;
and his bid cap:as hehung-it orrthe peg
in the entry, and silently:•contrasted
them with - the' fur-trimmed' overcoat
and outfit et)the strailger .- ; 4 - ' ':.,U;i l 2
t NeVei iiiinit,i Stild - 'Tom''' fci h iindel Y.'
' I will have them all too, when I am
a member of Congress.L
At the end of two weeks a bundle of
books was left at the school house:—
There visfs‘JiOt, Onfr4 Lai it ,',Glinii ixii . )fti . ;
but a weffiv'ileri` 'copy of - VirgiOtsOpts
Fables, and sundry other volumes such
as:Tom had never seen.
Pine knots were plentiful wiiere' Toni
'liVed, and he sat up until midnight all
the rest of the winter, pondering over
the mysteries of those books.
As' ; -luck would have it, 'the schbol-'•
master who boarded - around ' With his
pdpils, had not eaten the rations due
him at Tom's father's. When ,he ar
rivedy he entered'OrinlYz into:thi? f:)*3ls
ambitiolis • projects, 'and as he' had 'a
smattering of Latin himself, was qual
ified to aid his pupil., ~ _, --
Although the schoolmaster was al
lowed the use of a tallow candle, he
vaStly, proterred the i morp, brilliant light;
of ,Toiiirs Aftch fluor;; so' that as 4;604
as the' long winter. eventing set in; the
master rind 'pupil 1 . -knight -be Seen (and
were seen)' sitting before the•large fire
with their-heads buried. - in the
pages of the books, along which they
plodded slowly, but to such a purpose
that, at ~ the end of the .winter Tom
coUld read his fable and solve his prob
lent, in, a,. ,manner- Ar-Qry ordditablo to
him"Seit and master:' 'lt :Was 'up 7 lllll
work with joloor-"Po'm, but 'he never - lost
what little Ire gained ; -and managed to
make what:: little' he accomplished 'to
to tell on tho.rfuture;,, ,-' ..- .:
One day his father ..broiight home a
stranger, and told' min. he was appren
ticed during his : inority to this man,
who would - mak him a blacksmith.”'
`l3ut lam no going t o . be a black
smith,' cried T in in a passion ; ' I'm
going to Con , gre s." . ,
'Time More heed 'You 'sbeuld` learn" 'to
shoe the horse that carries you there,'
replied 'the father With a shrug. '
-packed bp bia worldly goods,
--,- -0--rep:-.-.4 --,-- his, books, and-.A.
away to a - nisLan.,-____......„,- ..x.scrx•7
pared horses' hoofs by day, and studied
and read by stealth,for he was allowed.
neithee li.liOt nor:eandle. - -, i.' ;. , ' - 4,'!: -- ,'.- , '':.;_
Six months the poor fellow tried to
be faithful to his duty ; but ow night,
when his niaster had thrown, his gram-marinto the lire, amid lathed - him Ibm:
his disobedience, Toni took leave of the
workshop. He made his way bare
footed us he was, over bogs and briars /
until he ventured into the main road,
and by dint of begging a ride now and
then, reached the eityl 7 :-as Ben Frank
lin-had done before him, with his roll
utider his aria-he sought Inal,obtained
employrnent:' , '•Perlittps—tlie
day of 'loin's life was when he found
himself hi Lite antiquarian bOokstore
wltdh.lllOlity of, els u re;, phni of ;books,
and acothing. to fear from , friend or_ foe.
It :was wonderful how he read—and
read—and. -read. , -The • parebed...earth
does:mot more greedily :.take-in -the
Whim ilk; intejleotnal thirst was
partially satistied;liptbegaii 16 Work.
He saw the ladder up which ho must
climb, and seilzing' the latvest round,
made his way steadily - Upward. We
all know by, what steps an ambitious
,pan makes 'progress—by. patient, toil=
by' self-denial-by courteous -deport
ment by constant acquisition of
Years passed laY,Aullifg'4ll of which
Tom had looked itivain rot - his early
friend, the ,stranger. In. this timid
awkwardness he had not thought to, ask
the name of his benefactor, and the
only opportunitylg Aldso, had, been lost.
Well, years slid ittwla arists.l.olii was
elected member of Congress from the
very county wherelm.spent ,
gliug boyhood.. He went to Washing
ton., not in.Cowhideelwas and butternut,
colored hainespiin,,htit - dieSsed
thing as imagination' had,' pictUred, as
he look after :Ma, 'benefactor. on - • the .
eventflifllsy'of thd eleightitte:'
A nobler looking man, the jaches,•4
the galleilpe,' neirek had appeared
upon the, floor, than thirtYankee mem—
ber, who, if heepoke through his nose,
always drove his arrows home to , -the
m Que. daylliere - appeared In the house
the, venerablei,.form Of.an„exrmember, ,
whom .all , present deligted Co-honer. It'
needed but one glance at the genial
face lor.Tom to recognize- yin him the
giverof• the ;Latin grammar :-- 'He 'had
conie;'liPshid;:qoliaten' th 7 thdtentle 7
man -411.0'had so :manfully - defended,
thdright; and ; to (310'd Speed.
If,' said Tdin; -- Witli'his' - old Mode Sty,
' if it; has heeirAny good.fortune - to do
anything' kni;OureountrY,' 'the - hoar
of peril, I
,OWelny ability dd,spiiia,
- great: . Measure, to Your - Self.' ';! ,
eet 6'011;1,4e tiStenrslieCgentletnan
!1,,d Quot• repelled, pv,er. having, had
the' 'pleasure of meeting ,you.:before in.
a .> • - ,
'AI, sir," haVe :You. :forgotten, ilen,
the little ecboolboy,uniong the -hills of
New-Hampshire, to w helm 'you' so kind-
ly sold a Latingrammar?? , • ;•
The:gentleman - Mused..,
Sold—sold - aliatin grammar ! NOw
that you-recall the incident,=ldo reColi
led; a little lelkow :who, interested me,
and to wtionilttiv f elinifid-iiillh6oTlfook - S.'
Well, air, lam that boy. You told
me that I might`; pit'y',ldr then' when.
I got tO,'CinigresS," if.)7011 .wily. honor`
me, .);y: gegpig a:few, friends At ',dinner,
I \v . :01,1444e • • ••'
.ohl hidy gave ti>is as her idea of
h gr,eaf than ',Ono I,rh.o:cisilicerful of
pis clothes, diin't spirits, kin
read 'the: Bible ..-witliout! ,, the)
:words, and eat a cold.dintierAcin it': wash
day without grumbling.' , '
• - •
A, quo* co liiooashigtop', ~ Wig
6bsei: tkik fp: 10 . 00 pk, rju At the
'kitcil~g}i clog hp palbraqug
the:servant girl, thus addressed her :
thou had betf,v, , ,qtitp peeping,
er thee will Cause It'illaturhanee in the
`: I'm afraid•yoa'll come tawant,'. said
an old lady, to a young gentleman. 'I•
have etnne tb want' already,' was the
reply ; want your daughter,'
citigict its tie cidr
PurrEß's TAVERN, 'Holmes" county;
Ohio, Jooly 27 t1iii1869:-;-Paul i t the ?pea
sel, in his epistle to • the Second Corin
thians, remarks as fellows:
"Thrice -was I beaten with rods,
wunst wile I stoned.' * - * *
In journeyins often, in.perlls,ny Water,
in perils among:false bretliern.", ,
Paul wuz doubtless a devoted man,
and suffered much, but I kin give Paul
fifty in a hundred -on'tlre skore uv suf
bin for a coz and beat him.' hevn't
bin in 'eny peril uv water; for 'I never
let that element gat peer me in any,
shape; but I hey bin beaten with rodS
'I hey bin s.toned„eZ, Wsiz,'Paul, and. I
hdv peltul with rotten."eggs'; ez wuz
Paul not, at least ther ain't fanilkkennt
uv it in the Skriptopf:„=, Xrleep:l t 1,-don't
,that eggs," oz, '4yigepabO, uv
papier. disappyobashen.til,v publik.speels 7
ers, wuz over ineffshend in 'the Bible.—
The Jews bad either ,
their effisheno3i,or the' woz , too
'high in Joodeo to make tier yoose com-
Mon for sieh purposes.
Two weeks ago I • receeved a letter
'from the Chairman uv the Neslinel
.Dimocratic Comniittee; requestin mete
take the stump in 011ie,' Peniisylvany,
Injeany and Tennessee. I' , alltiz go
wherldooty calls, perviden •expenses - is
Paid, and that being - sekopred I started
toWunst. That T sticceed, and
that I um back here in ten days, havin
inthat brief time completed the toor
uv four States, is no fault of mine. It
yobst to be the boast uv Dimoeracy that
it wuz one and the same everywhere. -
It's one andjageo4 rilanynoWiantlthat
my intellekain't hefty - "entifi c fo 'hold
and comprehend the whole uv it, is no
fault uv mine. Rather set it down to
the amount uv them wich made these
differences, which are too far apart for
any one man to straddle. I feel sensi-
tivo on this questioh. write these
lines with my face kivvered with plas-•
ters and my left arm in a sling.
I cernmenced my' labors in Ohio, In
this county uv Holmes which gave
more,patriets to, that noble force which
resisted drafts and shot 'Provo:marsh
als,than any one in the State. - Feelin,
Or course, that I niust support the nom
inees of the party, TilatniChed tint bold-,
ly lute a vigorous eulogy tiv RosebratA.
1 spoke in that style of fervid oratory
which I learned uv Henry Clay Dean,
which is uv the sky rocket.. order, ez
though the speaker hed bin born half
way betwixt a cagup-meetin and a torch
light proceshun. The sturdy Democ
racy uv Holmes are ez tree Democrats
"ez the State can boast, but they don't
think 'ez , o.apidly,':;ez they, act. TbeY:
learned soine'years' ago that IteSecionz
wuz a Federal General and that his
men wuz the cheef actors in huntin uv
em down in.lBp-4, but they hevn't got
to the pint yit uv lookin at him - ez a
Dimocratio:,candidate. Therefore the
moment` 'sPolte • of- "'Hosecrans ' the
gallant soljer, which is nova candidate
for Governor," they yelled in a outburst
uv rage :., '!.1./own with the Ablishn
emissary Which "pralSes a blue-bellied'
butcher, and bombarded me with
stones, rotten eggs and sicb.
•. It wuz yooseless to attempt to eon
tiuyoo to got em rite on the Governor
agin, ez my ihjeories wuz too severe.
The next pint I wuz • tulvertised for
wuz in a chose county, wher the De
inoeriey lied bin parshelly'under blood
thirsty influences Burin the late on-
pleasantness, aiith whet ther -show uv
•stiecer:s iu eapcherin the county arises
consists in ther gebblin a hundred or
50 ItePublikin votes. Sposin from the
eggsperienee T lied
-that praisin sodgers
wuzn't the dodge in Ohio, I opened out
,with a Viggrus denunsiashun ti‘r the
14inkin hirelins wich brat onto the
country the 'wee 'which wo NVUZ now
suiferin under, gettin off tiooently the
speech I yoosed in the Vallandygniu
eampane m 1803. Inlinejitly ther wuz
another uprose. The - e:unlidateti choked
MO orf, ther fiends in the, aujience
pelted me, with sticks and stones, and
CZ I wuz Lein carried away 1 hed the
satistacskun -uv 'leerily a speak&
dammin the committee- for 'sendin uv
esef . iped'loonatie to speak to - em.
My eggsperience in Ohio was not'itv
a neater ealenlate,.d,to please me, and I
moved to wunst PonnSylvany.
I felt good ez I struck that-sakrid
Here, plot I_ to Myself, is a Stitte-uv_
laborer e. Here isti State intcr , which:l
steel only meetthe braWny-arthed 'and
horny-handed, sous - uy ' ;Here, for
iw u nst,•my patli deer. , •
I opened out my first media ftirlois
ly agin bonds, again monopolies, agin"
bloated bondholders,. agin .the aristo
cratic- men uv-wealth, which, by ac
cumulatin bonds, hey managed to get
into their hands enuff to subsist ionto,
thus wringing...eat:ins laittries , out uv
the sweat uv the labrin mep,,and.then t
rentemberin th s rlakOhlweggspefienbe;
. had just cp.uruncrweil,_. to • tgeuk .ou t
eulogistic uv the noble men who op
posed copperheadism during . the war,
;when the most ; unearthly yell there
ever wuz heerd assiled me.
"Who bra you hero to 'abcioie our
candidate fOr Governor?" shouted the
infOoriated Mob, and,Stbnes and ''sticks
began to like hail abbat me. ,I stood
This till two enthoosiastic admirers uv
.to, a grocery handy by,
and returned in a minit with a basket
uv eggs- 3 Tigirti:aralever stand,''
and demoralliect and' - 'bewildered T loft
made my way irnmejitly to Tenn
'essee_ , where Fwuz taken charge of by
the Ditnocrisy : which is supportin Son.-
ter. I Nyuz somowat in :doubt az tOv,ift
pertikiler kind uv. beinperisY to go for,
but at my.first m.eotin I.notist, perhaps
a thousand disgusting niggers mixin in
the crowd.. To..wnnst, - niy,line. of Lick-,
shun was decided onto. There is a I e-:
ality, thought I, in the' repugnance the
naternl CiineaShun feelStoWarcl - _the
A&lk in ; 'suit Atere; ;4/here the'. nigger
elhciws his _way, -Imppodently among
Vinites,'Wat better string' kin - I hitrii 'on
than nigger suffrage ? Confident ,in
'the correctness uv my theoryil. opened
'ut onto the nigger With the ferneity
'llll , . ,the tiger., ' Men of Tennesee—,
Derneernis tivAht,; ' , to ut,7,•4cliseif,"
;Viz4led I, " are yo "j 4 in _to 'stand side
b3k side with the gr•asy, disgustin nigg
er; whose- smell alone 'is a • sutlisher4
ws ••ninagin'.too:clo:se relashenship, po
liti Ile or seSliel, with cm, , DinrweratS
uv,lennesseel • Wilt yoti consent :that
disgustin beast.'l' (I pinted • to, one pc
.koolyerly oirenSive), "slier ie :yoor
•ekhl, and that—.'t . . . .. .. - .
-• I got uo further. A showereuV stones,
nrii•yin in size from a hen's egg to them
early ez large ez llint•wei.yooSdd ez a
ebriter.stone for Um :Military and Clas
ikie liistitoot , ; - 'oVervilielpie& Me, and;
the ind igninit Wllite,PernecrntSpeuncled .
me and ,trainPled.anto, me, for, Oneiin,
their AfrikM, -friends- an d , vat wuz
W US$, Oi 110 n ing out ez abjeet for my in,
sauce ribaldry, they honored- candidate
for the Legislacher! ' ,
, • •. •
„Ingeauy 'Wall , my' nekt essay and my
last: • , ltiy-first'--Meetiti • AV 110(1 UZ ' in a
spot peknolyerly:''llivOrfiliie 'fur — Such
purpo s es: "The . .. , illage. - Wilfz Aniaii, &'con- sistia t a 'grecerY; litaelkiiinith ~ S lioP,
and store, and. there
. Wifz , ,ti, dititillery,
the prowl tinS4 0f,,th0,• proprietor,, uv
-which wni that, •he had :never paid, a
eon( uv, tax -to .a tiranikle .government,
and the aujouce, wur.' large and elitliosi
astie. From my experience :in Tenn
• essee I • •sposed that- probably - the De-
[From tho Toledo' Blado.l '-
NAM ON THE STUMP.
moeracy lied abandoned its opposition
to nigger suffrage, and seein no niggers,
I judged it Would be perfectly safe to
try myself on that shoot then and there.
I akkordingly opened out with a vig
orous deuunsiashun uv them wick wuz
so bigoted and so prejoodist - ez to deny
the ballot to 'all men,' black ez Well ez
I didn't git no further. The Democ
racy. uv Injettuy is ez lively ez them'uv
Tennessee, ' Ponfiylvania' and Ohio.—
There - is 'a good. crop nv stones in that
sceshuno and the air wuz suddenly
filied with cm, and all uv em wuz flyin
In the dleeeshun By me.
" Down•with the d----d , nigger hivin
Ablishnist I" shouted thb infooriated
populls, and my heels alone saved my
lam back in my.room , under PeP4,
per's hospitable roof in Holmes county,
Ohio, .haven made: the. tOor uv four
StatCSin't,'W6 WOckg. The ftilleriti' Leta
ter wuz .this mornin- forwarded to the
Chairman of .the • Nashnel ,Democratic
Central Committee in Noo York : , •
Sin-ram' willin to lift my voice in
behalf uv the Democracy, Natl can't
afford to do ate° miscellaneously. I
I can't spred myself ore too much ter
itory, ez things politikle are at' this
time. Travelin expenses and unlimi
ted Nvbisky,is geed, but life is
I can't, afford to give iny stu iclt a good
time at the'expense uv the' rest uv my
anatomicle strutter. I boy bin egged
stoned- •in Pennsylvauy,
stomped in Tennessee., and clubbed in
Injeany for advocatin 'Deniocrisy ez I
understand it. •Islow, sir, I 'am vallin
%to proceed in the mishnary bizniss 'but
- only on these condishuns:
1. I am'to go only in' one State.
2. Yoe must give me before]. start a
legibly printed copy uv the Democratic
platform uv the pertikeler State into
which am to Seek.
3. -Yo o must furnish me, before spek
in, with au authentic biography uv
each uv • the Democratic candidates uv
the State - into which lam to speck
stating fully their race, color; finanshe
condishun, viows on all the question
before the people, parentage and ante
I consider this necessary in the pres
ent highly nixes!condishuu . uy. the
Democracyv 1 o
prevent our orators from
fallin into, sch errors ez them `rich
neerly'laid Ile a cold Corpse into the
Onless these condishuns aro fulfilled
I shel speck no - more.
PETROLEUM V. IsTASI3I7,
'Wick wug Post Master. •
A Printing Office as a School:
A correspondent of the Louisville
Joutital, in the course of a series of in
teresting reminiscences of an old eon=
nection with that establishment, says :
" For a young man who is not alto
gether a fool, who has had the advan
tages of an Ordinary education; the
printing office is undoubtedly a- capital
8011°4 for intellectual advancement.
In regard to , general knowledge, no
class'of men who labor for a living, can
approach the- printer. The - studious
anions them, it their natural gifts be
.noc_i t etow the level of mediocrity, have
equal cuirives stn
so called pcofcssions to acquire both
worldly honbrs and literary fame. From
the days of Saxon to those of Franklin,
and from hid day to our own, the craft
has produced eminent men in every
profession and- in every walk of life.
A good printer is generally a good
critic, not only of language and punctu
ation, but of the intrinsic literary mer
its of whatever comes under his hand.
It is impossible, that he should be oth
erwise, since's() great a part of his life
Is made up, asi it were, of facts that en
force relle,ction... The labor that em
ploys his hands gives to his ,mind
nOther exercise nor care. His 'fingers
move intuitively to the exact peints re
requisite for UM proper appointment of
his work,. while his. mind seizes ; the
idea sought to be covered by the writer
whom he is engaged, and is only ex
pelled therefiom after his judgment
•bas passed sentence on its merits:
" Many a one, without knowing it,
possibly owes - 5;61110 unkimWn compos-'
itor or.proot reader.much more of rep
}station as a writer than he would be
willing to acknowledge. If, by chan
-ging-Um reading pf a sentence without
affectineits-meaning, he ean.give to it
strength or sorifething, a vied printer
asks no questions about tire-matter but
changes 'it' at 'once; 'And tic), If = the_
• grammar 'of a sentence is evidently
faulty, he would be considered unfit
for the business, did he not rectify it in
this particular: ' '
"I have known some printers,' it is
true; who could never learn the plain
est rules of either composition or punc
tuation. 7 -To such 41 one might be used
the identical words,. used by, a „well
known', Pres . byteritni, speaking to ,
Young; but partiettlarly silly candidate
for ministerial orders. `'Young • Man,
you have made. a mistake; you have
been called to another field—the corn
WHAT EVERY. YOUNG MAN SHOULD
1. Every - young ,man.should make
the most 'of himself,' intellectually,
morally, socially and physically. . • '
2. He should, depend upon•his own
efforts to accomplish l these results.
8. He should be willing to take ad
vice from' those 'competent to given;
and to follow such advice until his own
- Judgment or : conVictions, properly
founded, should otherwise direct. '
4. If •he unfortunato"enough to
have a rich and indulgent •father, he
must do the best he can under the cir
cunistances, which will - be to condupt
himself very much as-though he had
not these obstacles to overcome.
5. Ife'Shoiild reniember that 'Young
-toen,-if they'- live, grow old, and - that
the habits , of the youth' are. oftener
than otherwise perpetuated in the ma
ture man. Thiewingthis fact he should
goverU himself accordingly.
• - 6. - He,should noveribe discouraged by
small ; beginnings, but remember that
nearly all great results have_been
wrought out' from Apparently light
- . • 1.
7. He should never, under any eir
etinistanceS, be idle, H . lie cannot Sid
the . ettiploYMent he prefors, - let him
come lig near his desire-as 'possible—he
will thus A' each, . the object or his am
8. - .Xityoung men have. . inalienable
rightS; o ',among Which none is ' . gt:eatei
or more , saered .than the , Tight to he
''somebody! „, . •,t
A little negro, passing a dru store,
vils'aecosted with; &I stly,i but, What
tualcos, your .feet so -long behind?! -The
little ue,grp „answered, =sea,
you see when the Lord - made us nig
gabs, he thought he wouldn't give us
any feet; •but when he made - up•his.
mina to guh'em, were so glad dat
- We ;jumped right, into ,the:middle of,lem
: A boy havin,,4 , coinlilidned to hisTath
,er.that Bill had thrown ttio Bible at
him, and. •hurt :him. on the boad r the
father, .replied,,,".Well you are the only
inembei of my - family on whom the
Bible ever made the least ImpressiOn.
A STRONG TEMPTATION.
A young man, or rather boy, for he
was not seventeen years , " of age, was a
clerk in ono of the great - mercantile es
tablishments-Of New - York an orphan
and poor, he Must rise, if he rose at all,
by his own exertions. His - handsome,
honest face, and free, cordial manner,
won WM the friendship of all his fellow
laborers, ind many were the ivitations
he received to join them - in the club
room, in the theatre, and even the bar
room. But Alfred Harris had the pure
teachings of a Christian mother to
withhold him from rushing headlong
into dissipation and vice, and all- the
persuasions of his comrades could not
induce him to join them in'scenes like
this. Ho feared the consequences.
' One evening, one of his fellow-clerks,
George Warren, the most , high-toned
and moral one among them, invited Al
fred to g home with him to supper and
make the-acquaintance of his' family. The boy gladly assented, for he spent
many lonely evenings, with only: his
books and his thoughts for company;
He found his friend's family very
social and entertaining. Mrs. Warren,
the mother, was a pleasant, winning, I
might almost say, fascinating woman ;
one of the kind whose very little speech
seems of consequeiee,Aind Whose very
act praiseworthy. Mir. Warren - was a
cheery, social gentleman, fond of telling.
stories, and amusing young people.
And eorge's sister, Jessie—how shall
I describe her? A girl about Alfred's
own. age ; • a half...bashful, half.sauey,
dimpled-faced, rosy-checked maiden,
sparkling with 'wit and pleasantry, and
pretty enough for 'any young man to
fall in love .with at-first sight.
This was Mr. Warren's family, and
it was no wonder that Alfred was
charmed with them. They -were not
very wealthy, people, but were in easy
circumstances, and on a promising road
to fortune. ) Alfred very soon felt as
well acquainted withthem all - as if he
had known' them for Years. The sup
per was delicious, especially to a boy
whose small salary could alibrd him
Only the plainest living.
- After supper wino was brought • In.
Mrs. Warren poured it out herself,' and
with nwinning smile passed a glass of
the .sparkling liquid to their guest.—
Alfred took it with some hesitation,
but did not raise it to his lips. Each of
tifq family held a glass, waiting to
pledge their visitor. But Alfred feared
to drink. He • set the goblet on the
table, while a burning flush overspread
"What! do you not drink' wine?"
asked Mrs. Warren, in her pleasant
, :"I have been taught not to drink it,"
' "You .have had good teaching; I
doubt not,"-said the lady, "and I honor
you for respecting it, but I think it
,makes a difference where and in what
company you take it.- I-should not be
Willing for George to go intoabar-room
in company with dissipated young men,
and call for wine, but at- home, in the
family circle, it is different. A mod
erate use of wine never hurts any one.
It is only when carried to excess that it.
is injurious. You- .bad .better drink
yours. So little as thatwill never hurt .
Jessie was sitting by Alfred. She
t )or up the glass he had set on the
t able and gave it. to him with a charm
i r smile.
"Drink it for my sake," she said.
Again he took the gebte . t in his hand.
The glowing Wine was tempting, but
the faces around him were more tempt
ing still. lie raised it towards his lips.
But at that moment there rose up before
him a pale, sweet face, with pleading
eyes—the face of his mother in heaven.•
The boy laid down the glass with a
firm hand, and with lirtu tones he said :
"1 cannot drink . it. It was my
mother's dying request that I should
never taste of wipe, and if I disregard
it now, I tear greater temptation will
follow. You must pardon my seeming
dis,Jourtesy, but I cannot drink it."
A. silence fell upon the little circle.
None spoke for several minutes!
Then Mrs. Warren said, iu a voice
clicked with emotion :
"Forgive me, my boy; ,for tempting
you to violate your con.seienee. Would
that all young men would' show as high
a'sense of duty."
Every lone •of the family put down
their wine untested.
"The boy is right," said Mr. Warren.
"Drinking wine leads to dee p2r pota
tions. We have done wrongin setting
such an example before our children.
' - klere,_Ellen," lie called to the servant,
Way-the ay-the decanter.?'
And, as theilible-waS cleared of the
wine and glasses,-Bli."Warren said,
"Now here, is the presence of you all,
I make a 'solemn vow never to have
any more wine on my table, or drink it
myself, as A beverage; and may my in
thience and precepts be as - binding on
i my children as the request of the boy's
,mother to him." • - •
AattlMrs. Warren softly respoutled
"Amen l" ,
%Mr.. Warren turned to Albert.
"We are noVdrunkards or wino. bib
hers here,,, my boy. 1 have always
preached temperance to my children,
but I have never realized before how
an occasional glass of wine, if partaken)
of in good society, could injure. II see'
now. If a person can drink ono 'glass,
he can drink another, and yet another,
and it is hard to know just where to
draw. the line. • I thank you sfor' this
lesson. i I will show that I have as much
manliness as a therei boy. My children,
will you follow my example, and
pledge to abstain totally from wine as a
b'everage'."' . .
"\Ve will father," was the response.
This pledge was never broken by'any
of the family, and never did Alfred
Harris have cause to regret that he re
sisted the temptation to drink one cup
I:ears afterward,• when he Was a pros
perous and worthy merchant, and sweet
Jessie IVarren was his wife,' they often
spoke Of the consequences which migl4
have followed, had he yielded' to that
one temptation ; and Jessie,tries , to im
press as firm principles upon the minds
of her children as her hushatid'S mother
instilled Intl:all° heart of het bogy.' • -
WOivvlitt How FI E LireEs if this
ain't rough we don't know-what is: •
'A bashful young man inliticawished
to,get married. ,-A friend, introduced
him to a rosy lookinglv or ' an d r'essed
in the' latest fethalc , fashion.' • The at.=
r a»gernents fore the. wedding - were all
made.. ~ , B ashful ,young , man ~« ' »y ..in
ecstacie.'_' He' invited his friefold 'te the
, 'they Came,--and the parties
stood up.to.be married, tie& thew came
the denouerent. The justicei , : in
!Stead of- p erlorming the alarriagP- e'e r "
infernieti thQ bashful young
man that he was the 'victim of'a prac
,tical joke; that the- blooming person
leaning so confidently on his, arm h a d
Pantaleen E4on,wore boots and chewed
tobacco. ThQguests enjoyed the scene
very much. Bow the young man en
joyed it the .ObBG rye? reporter does not
An frishocatehruaii,d'aiting past:genie
harvest - fields during the •summer, ad
dressing a smart girl engaged in sheav
ing, exclaimed : Anal' : my darling,
I wish I waS'in jail for stealing ye I"
with anew a vane sesorttuent of •
and aro prepared taexeonte neatlyand promptly
POSTERS,RANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, BILL
HUD% CARDS, PAMPHLETS, itc.,
Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, and aftill sisortment
of Constables' and Justices' Blanks on hand. '
Pooplo living at a diatom° can dependon _ ha#-
ing their work done promptly and gent back in
Some writer, to us unknown, tells this
story of her :
Twenty, years ago,' a young man who
bad paid attention to a bright, sweet
girl for a long time without making
anything that was even a second cousin
to a proposal, was startled one evening
by the question, "Robert do you want
to marry me?" He tried to evade the
question by asking why she put such a
question to him. "Because, if you do
not want to marry me you must stop
coming to see me. No' mocking-bird
arou Ad the red-breast's nest, you know."
Robert took the hint, and, with a cool
good night, walked home. What
should he care for a girl so rude as that?
Good company as hers elsewhere., He
would join the club hest day. He tried
to sleep but could not. He didn't quite
like the turn things bad taken. The
figure plagued him. If he was amock
ing-bird, who was 'the red-breast that
he was keeping away from Buell a fit
ting partner ? "At any rate, one thing
is certain, Edna is smart as she is pret
ty," he said to himself, "and she means
The next morning Robert went to
the counting room. It was a long day.
Business had dragged. Every body
was preoccupied, hurried, cross. He
was glad to go home only it wasn't
home. He took a book, but found him
self trying to read the coals in the grate
and figures on the wall - instead - of the
page. He threw himself on the lounge,
but it was dreadfully dull. He stood it
for a while, and then put on his hat
and walked down to the window Crai
He stepped upon to the door as usual,
but Edna was engaged. He asked to
have her called. It seemed a month
before she came. At last she appeared.
He rose from his seat and ;met her in
the middle of the room' s and said,
"Edna, I have come here to night on
business. I am tired oil being your
mocking-bird, and want to be your red
breast; will you be my wife?""When
do you say ?' said Edna, her face suf
fused with blushes. "Soon as I can.
make a nest," replied Robert. •
"I believe both the red-breastsjoin
building the,,nest," said Edna, "and I
want to do my part." Thiswas twenty
years ago. To-day' one of the hand-.
'somest mansions in one of our cities is
the nest of the wedded pair, whose life
been sweet as a bird's song, and.
•whose hearts, like their• affections, are
as young as ever.! There is'a great deal.
more in putting a little straight forward
business at the beginning of life than
is usually supposed.
How TOPSAWEII. WAS IDENTIFIED.--•
Topsawer, or the firm of - Topsawer,
Bullion & Co., importers and merchants,
Boston, found himself going into a
bank in New York last week with a
Check drawn to his order, which he
duly indorsed and presented to the
"Mr. Topsawer ?" inquired that in
dividual, glancing at the robust figure
"Yes, sir," saiVropsawer, sonorously
from behind his ample waistcoat; "that's
"Know any ono here, Mr. Topsawer ?"
"Know any ono here ?" said the mer
chant, looking around at the busy crowd
of money-counters, book-keepers, and
others that were within his range of vis
ion—"not a soul."
'Very sorry, sir, we cannot pay out
money unless the holder of the check is
known to us, or identified as being the
proper person-to receive it by some one
"Proper pers'on to receive it, sir ?"
said Topsawer, growing red about the
gills, "proper persons to receive? Why
anybody knows me in New York!
Sprott & Co., grocers ; Bullion &
"Very likely, sir, but I do not know
sir, and you must bring in 'some
one that I know to identify you." .
Topsawer, crimson, and swelling with
indignation that he, the great Topsawer,
should be served in this manner, seized
the check and strode into the street.
He bad scarcely walked half a dozen
steps when he met Gilloons, of Gilloons.
Bros. & po., the great dry goods houSe
. "How are you, Gilloons*: Just the
man I want see! see! Come! in here and
identify me, so I can draw a check."
"Certainly, sir," said Gilloons, and
fit they went.
• "Mr. Teller," said Topsawer to the
payer-out of bank notes, `allow me to
make you acquainted with' Mr. Gil
loons, house of ()Moons Bros. & Co.,
dry goods, Murray street."
"How do you do, said the teller.
"This is all right," said Gilloons
I;lmpously, from behind another big
\NU - Ist-goat, 'This is Mr. Topsawer, of
"That may be sir, 1- Isaid- _
again to Gilloons,"but I do not kno
"Wha-wha-what!" said Topsawer,
-boiling -over at the second refusal—
"don't know him? What d'ye mean
by that.? Harn't I jjoi introduced
JOB AND CARD TYPE
AND BAST PRESSES,
" Veu I first come to Piladelfy to
serve I was very uncivil," said Katrina,
now a tidy servant in a respectable
family, " I laugh . mooch, and I feel
ashamed to remember how I behave
ven I know so little. Schon—dat was
my beau—Schon, ho took me to the
teater on night, yen I bin in Filadelfy
but tree weeks. We sits in the gallery,
and we not see goot, and Schon said he
would get a better seat: So he puts his
legs around jde post and slides down
mit der pit, and looks up and calls out:
"Marine! Katrin'e! coom down—tish
a good place here !" and I lean over,
said I: " How can I coom down,
Scion ?" and he said-, Shust slide.
down r So I put 'my legs round der
pilliy; and slides doWn. Dunder I how
the • people laugh!, dey
play no more dat night upon the stage.
Everybody laugh and yell and whistle
all over the house. - I Was much
ashamed then, thoughl knew not any
bairn. But now I blushes red every
time I -think mit It."
. Two Irishmen stopping at. the Island
House,Toledo, fit their gas, and, with
windows open, sat down to enjoy a
chat: Th e hungriest of Toledo mos
quitoes soon flocked in and drovb them
e. The clerk, who was sum
mono to devise some defence against
them, Id them. to close the windows
and p out the 75., They
r aeted on
,the suggestion and placed themselves
between the sheets. !Just• as they be
gan to doze, a lightning bug, which had
-strayed into the room, caught the eye
of one of the travellers. e roused his
companion with a punch. 'Jamie,
Jamie, it's no use! Here's one of -the
creators sarchin' for us wid a lantern l'
LUL'K AND LAfoit.—Luok. lies iri
bed, and wishes the postman would
bring him news of legacy. Labor turns
out at six o,clock, and, with busy pe!t
or ringing hammer,' lays the foundation
of a competence.
A sawing maelAine in Toledo, Ohio,
.driyen by a steam °ugh*, which,
boiler and all, can be placed on alado3
Work-table; the steam is mad e by heat
frOM a gas burner.