The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, September 22, 1869, Image 1

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MASONIC. .• • -
kiSSE A LODGE, No. 317, A, V. M., me.i3t et at their DOll
over D. Itoy'a drug store, on Tueuddy evening, on or
beforo the Full Moon, at 7 o'clock P. M.
TYOGA CIIAPTER, No. Eli, It. A. NI., moots at Lilo
of A Thunday evening, on or before Yon
\loon, at 7 o'clock r.
TOUi COUNCIL, N 0.31, It. A. S. MASTERS, meets
the Ilall, on the third Friday of each calendar
month, et 7 o'clock Al.
T MIN AR, and the appendant oftleis, meats at the
Hall, on the that Friday of each calendar montb,at
7 o'clock P. Al.
Insurance, Bounty and Pension Ageney,,Miiin
Street Wollshero, Pa., Jau. 1,1868.
Notary Public and Insurance Agent, Blois :
burg, Pa., over Caldwell's Store.
Office with W. U. Smith, Esq., 11.1itin Street,
upposito Union Block, Wellsburo, Pa.
July 15, 1808.
.V IfOLESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
Wall Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, &.e.,
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1868.--ly.
Pirst door from Bigonoy's, on tho Avenue)—
Will attend to businoss entrusted to their care
in the counties of Tioga and Potter.
Wel Ishoro, Jan . J, 180 S.
Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.
claim Agent, Notary Public, and InsuranOe
Agent. lja will attend promptly to collection of
Pensions, Back Pay and i;otinty. As Notary
Public ho takes acknowledgements of detids,o ad
ministers oat's, and will act as• Commissioner to
take testimony. ~ralsOffiee ovorlyoy's Drug Store,
adjoining Agitator Offiee.—Oct:
. 3(1..1367
John W. Guarns
vrrovaly AND COUNShILOIt. -AT LAW.
U Wiring returned to this' county with a < ipw of
making it his permanent residence, solicits a
,hare of public patronage. All business en
trusted to his care will attended to with
promptness and fidelity. Office 2d door south
cf .S. Parr's Hotel. Tina, Tioga Co., pa.
t:cpt. 2voc.—tf.
DRAPER AND TAIL0(11.. Shop over John R.
Bowen'e . Cutting, Fitting, 'and
Repairing done promptly and in best style.
Wellieoro, Pa.. J. I; 1668-ly
I'A 11.011. Shop first door north of L. A. Scars's
Shoe Shop. irili-Cutting, Pitting, and Repair
Bono promptly and well.
Wollshoro, Po., Jan. 1, 18118.-Iy.
TAILOR AND CUT Mil, has opened a - riiitp
on. Craton street, rear of Sear's k Dolby's 5h..4
shop, where he is prepared to manulacture gar
ments to order itt the mast substantial manner,
ant} with dispatch. l'ariieular attention punt
to Cutting and Fitting. A1: 1 (11 26, I) •
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As. 0. IC. Thom on.
Wilt attend to N)(08 , 1(.11511 call in the village,
of Wellalairo and clFew here,
* J ake ithd p. c .:H. )10; to St. 241 floor EA)
qui right giiing
r k BACON, %. U., Lit° oI (I lilt o,,vkiry,
1J • nearly four years of army serr ice, with a
Tperielleo in 11Cili and hospital p 1 act ire, has opened e:11
for 1110 plaCtice 01 M 0,11,1110 11 , in atl
braii,lo‘s i'vrnow, from a call 111141 gild
: I t th e l',1), V11.11!.1 1101.1 . 1 1V1)011
111 \ part of the date in oneinitation, or
01101 1(.114. No 'l, liulnn Mack .p
Wellsku to, ra..,)fay Ithit —iy. .
Wm. 13. Smith,
NN‘)XVILLP,, Pa. Pentinn, Bounty,
Agent. Coniinuideationa N ewt to the
41,0ve address NVill receive prompt attention.
qui:s nv.clevor,.l'6l; B - 1
SVIIVEYOII. ct. DRAFTSM A N.—Orders left ot
nil room, Townsend tlnlul, Wellshoro, will
..eet with prompt. attonfiGl,. -
Jan. 13. 15117.-11.
.t PLATED WARE, Spectacles, \gull n - String2,
, „C.c., Mansfield, Pa. Watches and Jaw
' dry neatly repaired. Engraving dune in plain
EugliAi and German. I lseptfoil y. _
hairdressing & Shaving
::tioen over-Willcox Sr. Barker's Store, Wells
boro, Pa. Particular attention paid to Ladies'
Bair-cutting, Shampooing, Dyeing, etc. Braids,
Pub, coils, and sariehes on hand and made to or
11. W. DORSET',
3. G- PinATAIVI,
' all the Lost .ll4. ll l' 1 1.1 R i l V 3l l 4 11 1 1 1; — A
'.I. A ' it : e n " t Wf fu l
l r i'. I t *: EL d. Al,O
for .tesvart's Oscillating Movement for ti au g and
Mulay Saws. •
rioga, Pa., Aug. 7,186 S, ly.
( - 1, WILCOX,
Dealer in DRY GOODS of ull kinds, Hard waic
and Yankee Notions. Our asso4tnent is' la rgc
and prices low. Store in Union Block. Call
in gentleman .—may 20 1803—I y.
etor, A now Hotel conducted on the principle
of live end let live, for the ocvoutnyolatioe of
the pttblie.—Nov. 14, 181311.-Iy. .
good)stabllng, attached, awl all ,Lttentive hos
tier always in atten.lanee
G. W. 11l A ZLE'FIT,
WESTFIELD Borough, Tioga Co. Pa., E. G.
{fill, Proprietor. A new and nudion
beilding with all the modern improvements.
Within easy drives of the best !Hinting n 1 1 ,11 1 ,311-
ing grounds in Northern Penn'a. Conveyances
furnished. Terms moderate.
Mob. 4,18118-Iy.
ZAA fi 119041 SIN
Gaines, Tioga County, Va.
110ItACP, C., VERAILLI'EA, Pnois'n. This it
4 nevi hotel located within pat;; nuccs:; of the
hest fishing and hunting grounds in North
ern Pennsylvania. No pains will he sparud
f4r the :wcouthiodation of pleasure seekers and
the I ravellflg public. (,lan. I, I StlS.]
Bounty and Pension .Accener.. _
T_TiviNn receiVeildellnitel ruct 1 . 14:.11ll tr.
t !to clvtra bounty alLm col liy 1.1A1,,i1
•I'llY haring on lian4l a I :Li e uppl of ..II
`,2,1i try Illanli4,l ;on prepared to pro -occult: all in II
•loo an,l bounty claims which roar 1, , ill:mot in my
twk. VerLongll•ing At a oomnin n le a t e
VIII letUr..tnd tboir communication,. ‘‘ 11l be
pi ).fitly answitefr. :1 II .
•iklogro.Octoher 24 ,l St. •
13001 - AND ' SHOE MAKERS,
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~licr Wilson if. Van Valkenlurg'4 Stwy. in th'e
rngln lately occupied hy Bet l.y
BOOTS AND .9110 ES of all kinds made to
ordor and in tho bcst mannar.
- AI:PAIRING of ...\ll kinds dnne prompt))
gou.l. Give us aca
Fate born, Jan. 2, 1868 -Iy.
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4:1 r VOL: - X_VI.. .- '- ..-., .:4;.,...-.• - . WELLSBORO -Pl' SEPTEMBER 22 1869 .
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3 Ptios.l6 0f3.1.1
12,00 18
30,301 r
8 /3Mdiciin'fsfreet,'". •
11001) A . ti,TEIE: BEST, CAE}A,„I , TIM 01111Ai'EST
, of 0 very description, in all styles of Binding,
and as low, for quality of Stock, as any Bindery
in the State. Volumes of every description
Bound in the best:mannor anti in, any stylo*-
Executed iu the best manner. Old Looks re
bound and made good as now.
aL(0.&21,1N11 8M.4.3M1',Z
I am prepared to famish back numbers of all
Reviews or Magazines published' in the , United
States or Groat Britain, nt a low price,
Of all sizeunlities, on Laud, ruled or plain
Of any quality or sizo, on hand and cut up ready
for printing. Also, BILL PAPER, and CARD
BOARD of all colors and quality, in boards or
cut to any size
Cap, \Lettor“ I Noto Paper„ Envelopes,
Peas,Teticils, &c.
I.a tn 8010 agent for
AND onnTrAnnnx,
Vlach \vwql warrant equal to Gold Pens. The
lost in use and no mistake. '
The above stock Y will sell at tboLowi3st Rates
at all times, a small advance on New York
prices, and iricluantities to suit purchasers. Ail
wlork and stock warranted as rt-preson led.
I respectfully solicit a share of public patron
age. Orders by mail promptly allondod to.—
' Address, LOUIS RIES;
Advertiser Building,
Elmira, N.Y.
Sept. 28,1867.-1.
Pa. Office with C. Ij. Seymour, Esq. Bm.ifiet•F
ayended to withpiomptmess. ppr. 7th, 'O9l-Iy.
DEALER IN DRY 00045, Groceries,.. .1180
Ivan, Boots, Shoes, Ilats, Caps, ite., S e., co
ner of Market and Craton streets, Noll: bur.
Pa. Jan. et, 18f.t:.
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D. S. Perkins, ra, D.
Respectfully announces to tho citi2ens 00Es:4
,and vieinity, that ho trout(' be
gratolul lot' their patronage. • lace et the
Store of Cooper and Koliter. Mar. 2.lth '139-Iy.
SMITH, having Purehriseil the hotel
',rope:Ty latrly owned liy 1,. D. Smith has
thoroughly refitted the hotel, and eon iterioto
moilaie the travelit,F vi‘blir in n superior
manni•:, March 2 1111, 18h9 -13 .
B.IIIINSN'II.I.E, Tinga County, l'a., .1. IL Ilona,
Prop Honer. t.'!•hvonient - !o the Lint fl bind
gr4hnols in Tioga Co. parties notan•
mod.ito.(l OtI! conveyances. (laoll
1.!.a;.t. June 9,180 tL
fillhE m i d...signed ha, lilted urthe old TouJ
j dry building, twat the lireteery,.lVell,.l.6io,
,god t$ flow preparu'd to turn oot hi m) e mi t hip,
‘ixs , hide, nod harness leuthc,r in tile Gear uiu U:
taoiiaol up :,hareF, 1.2:o•li paid loi
M. A. IA URI 1,
[June 21,. ISfif;
OH. I I, 1569
rrAvucc, til ted lip a uctt hotel building on the site
of (h. 61.1 uniun Bola la I uly -t toyed by lire.
I out now ready to lecidVe And ontvi I ii gnusk. !Fla,
Union hotel inO:ndcd Jur a l'eninet alien llpu , e,
awl tlio ktor boliex if strdainuil without
grog - . A n :tile Wive lio4llur in
Wullsboro, duo. 26, Pin;.
One dour above the Meat !Varlet,
. -wELLsmorto, PENN'A,
ljo ES l' IiCTV I Lir annoance:: to the tttullug
it, public that he has a do:irable :duel( of Gro
ceries, eotoprhing, Teas, Cofiece, Sugar ,
Molasses, Syropa, and all that eon , titutes a tiri.t
olasa ktouk, Oysters iu every style at all .ea
sellable hours.
Wellt.horo, Jan: 2, 1f3117-tf.
Kept eonkantly on hand, and furnished to or
der, by.
.T.MAT H. .1.?4 S
at new store, IN 1001. - above
Well,horo. (June 10, 1868:
runv, nniVii. Platform Scales, all orairuiry
size-, for heavy, and counter use, may be
found at the Hardware Store of Wm. Robert
Wellsbere. Thequ Settles are the Fairbitalts pat.,
ant nod have no Aperient' ailywhei t o. They are
madam rh^ i.c,t style awl have taken the pi mi..
um at all the gi eat exhibitions.
Propiiel .r
I have the s•nle ag e ncy for these .Scnlcs in this
region. WrI,I.JAM ROBERTS.
gnu E suhs.erilmr tins fitted el) the rooms ad
-1 p
uling U. P. Robert.; Tin and Sreve stnrc
(or ?Le mannlaelnie and ,ale ui
cro A le ,s‘, (all grades), Fancy and Common
SMOKING (100,Michiga n Pin ! , Cut
CIIIs'IVJ.V(', ri nd all 1,4)1(18 (if
PLUG! VOILA COO, PIPES, and the elm'.
c'est Brand of C Ter`
John C. Horton,
Smith's Hotel,
[riocA, re.]
New '.llmitury
p itoritmv ,„
G rcuLTinv.i.
Carringo and Harness Trimmings,
Corning. N. V., .lid. 2,1847—1 y
• lIU'I"VER TUBS, &c.,
Scales! Scales! Scales !
Wellsboro, Fch. 12, MS
New Tobacco Store I
and see it. yourselves. . .
J1..111 N tV. PUII6ILL
\Vcil•horo, Nov. 11, 1811S—tf.
11 tr,c PLASTEIL—Wo hoivhs certify
th.kt W h4vo ttital the Plit,tcr
Chanijiney llernatier, nt their works on Elk
Run, in rniuen tOW11411), a till we btilieye it to he
equal if not superior to the ti.iyuga Planter.
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David Smith S M C,mill•le AI? Cline
M H Col•h H E Simmont= J Uternattor '
ti, W Darker Asa Smith E Ftrait
Sll 1) Albert king 31 , 1t11 C Milll:v
J invmron , Wll watrou,. :L I. Mr,rth
It 111 Smith 0 - .1-Bmith II d F.,ott., ,
3 D-Stanit. P C . I:nit - itchier .1 .1 - Smith
Jared Davis J F Zimmerman C L iCing
L I. Smith.
N. D.—Plaster always ou baud at filo Mill.—
Prtoo $5 per ton, Nov. 4, 1868.
Votto' (oettet•.
'Twas by the wayside, near a Southern town,
I spied a sago beneath a tree reclining;
His old straw hat was guiltless of a crown,
Ills pantaloons bad less of cloth than lining.
Addressing about tha latest limit,:
quickly found him, by his salutation,
A man of boundless and erroneous views, . • -
And yast and various misinformation.
"I reckon yotVre , a Yankee, come," said he,'
" Upon some sneaking mission or another,
To sec how being Equalized and Free
4gre.es3vith him,you call your Colored Brother.
EXTINCTION waitson - I;im;'witit *all his Bights,
So freely given by alt your laws confounded ! .
He'll keep attnekkno the defenceless )vhit,es„
• Till all the colored' race are killed or wounded.
"In New Orlean—behold the lesson taught!
When in convention certain blacks assemblcd 4
A sound of peaceful throngs outside was caught )
And in thelialhi the blacks bloodthirsty Ireml
bled. -
Then.through the windows, lobbies, outei.gitio,
1,4 the unarmed Caucasian race surrounded,
The Freedmen sailed in in their murderous hate,
And nineteen colored men were badly wouhdcd.
"In Central Georgia, several months ago,
The sons of Africa held a Loyal meeting,.;
And divers White Men went to seo the show '
And give the rpeaker l friendly Southern greet
-But lo !;.when;spealcers Lagone on a spell,
. And all thUairwith loyal words resounded,
Upon the helplcs,v Whites the negroes fell,
And thirteen colored me» were badly wounded.
"In old thrginia,•at a rural place,
Where many Afi leans had come for voting,
The merest handful of the higher Race
Wei o looking ou, and minor matters noting;
When at a cry about some vote refused,
.Tho blacks infuriate on the Handful bounded,
Theiricnives and'pistols mercilessly used,
And fourteen colored men were badly wounded.
"So at the Capital of all the States— •
Your boasted Washington, tho placid city,
Theme was, in journals of the proper dates,.
Correct reports of what should move your pity ;
The town election rallied countless blacks,
Who, armed and maddened, and teiriot bOund
Make OH the unresisting Whites tittacs„
And fifteen colored men were badly- rounded.
1 "Set furtherreore i 'eflate, in Tennesse ,1 !, •
Where Stokes ryas beaten at the pulls by Sen
Time savage negroes, armed from head to knee,
.Secined Oa a light than on their votes inteator;
To vent some petty diabolical spite,
Upon the plea of some vague charge unfounded,
They turned in fury on a single White,
And sixteen colored men were badly wounded.
he race Ilian-erican i 9 tlyiug out !"
Theff:ago concluded with a dismal gester
And left tne victim c i f amazing doubt,
While lie went onward in hits ragged ‘csture.
If Southein 'Whites, unarmed, E 0 deadly are
Tu Southerti Colored Alen full mimed and
handed, .
11.. w much more fatal tsoulii they be by far.
By the ALeconstruation hiws unhanded !
0111'111:VS C. I
IgAllOteltillteol6 to 1111 .
A week at the watering pierce, and
most of the ,time each day spent in• the
company br'MY. mainwol, the gentief
Mini whelp. JVI jeq,-FIiSAV4IIIIO;3 ohl friend
had o t intronuceo her (me morning on
the piazza. She had sailed with• him
along the shore nu the moonlight even
ings' and ship had danced with thin in
the linonged drawing ?owns.
Miss Ellswpith was not a dirt, who
distributed her ideals among many . gen-
Ilenien, and she hail found her ideal
well nigh rettli: ; :cd in Mr, , , 'Alain Well.
Only the evening before, theie . .taliChad
hdrdw n itself filiM the general topic
to whicli each had been congenial, and
in her admiration of his intelligence
,hod manliness , she had encouraged an
approach to that personal sort of :con
versation which relates to love and mat-,
rimony. • •
And now to find Mr. Mainwoll this
morning, with his coat °Wand a smith's
apron on, engaged in mending a rock I.
Ile was doing it, publicly. The JO'clt
was on the door that led to the niitldle
of (lie front piazza where the •fashlon
alde holies and gentlenu were sitting
or iwomenading.
His back was towards her as she ap
proached, leaning on the arm of her
friend 'Anna West. She redog,nized
him', lonised intently at him, gave; her
companion over to a party nl' young la
dies near, and then st?pped.and sPolse,
to him'.
'Do yeti like that sort' of work; 'Mr;
)(tan well ?' she asked.
'I do Miss Ellsworth. 1 believe I atii
a ~uatural meehao ie.'
, It appears very odd to see you doing,this.'
Ix my trade,' he replied, rising
from his work and turning to her.
Her cheek blanched a little
trade!' she said faintly.
itti t ;i4 Ellsworth. The'
proprietor sitid the lock needed mend
ing, and I told hip► I could mend it, Or
The party of girls came along jus
then. After wondering at Mr. Main
well awhile, and laughing at hint, the
proposed a ride;.
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There were three carriages for. them.
all. These would take the party.
Ned Whi!taker here joined them;
What the duce are you about hero?'
lie exclaimed to Mr. Mailmen. Alf, )
he'added, whch the latter turned :and
glanced at him, "But while you: are
here you might as well enjoy yourself.'
Mr. Mainwelt excused himself from
joining the party, and they went :May,
leaving him to finish his work.
D.liss7l4.lllsyinrtn left him without 'any
wortrat parting.
' Tt is well,' he muttered to hiniself.
'lf she cannot take me as .1 am,' she
not worthy of me. The woman thlt'
marries me must take me for"myself.'.
lie stood and looked after her until
she had disappeared. She did not once
turn to look hack. , '
Ilegiive his shoulders a shrug, corn- .
pressed' his Up, uttered a ,cynical
'humph" and turned to finish his werlc:'
' Let it be so,' he muttered, when he
was . through and was putting on his
coat. 'I thought perhaps that I had
found a woman after my own heart.
Amidst this world of wealth and fash
ion, she too, has lost her soul. Let her
lie avoided her thereafter. He did
not seek to catch her eye for a bow of
reeognitiOn: ,When she entered a draw
ing room where he was, he would go
out by another way. ltut he was more
than ever in the company of Ned Whit
taker. 'Ned, in passing to and from be
tween .111iPs Ellsworth and him, served
atilt as a EOUL of link between- them.
'You are a cynical fellow.' said Ned,
9be duy. , 'Why don't you take the'
reotile as they are? You will find good
enough in them,"
But they ‘von't, take me as 1 ,am.
Platt is the trouble.'
' 4 Pooh Von soe yourself that she
allows no oilier suitors to accompany
her. Don't you see she 'is alone or with
the other girls the most of the time?'
' Her heart is ,full-of vanity.'
"'slm ! ;She is trained to luxurious
notions, that's all.'
Mainwelp trunk was awaiting him
andthe'Atage, outside on the piazza, at
the time this conversation was going on.
On'the trunk,were_his_G.. M.
Miss Pdh3worth, on. passing thikt way,
saw the initials—not by chance, for she
had been very busy scrutinizing the
trunks that lay together on a pile—and
when she saw, the initials she started
and, turned' pale. -She recovered her
self, and withdrew:with her companion
a little way, and :then stood stilt and
watched. Presently Mr. Mainwell came
out with Ned upon the piazza. He
chanced to: cast his: eyes toward her,
and their eyes reet 7 -zmet.!for the 'first
time since sholeftlim whilehOwaS at
.work upon the lock. She did not turn
awarher eyes She bowed. He lifted
his hat. The ice was broken.'
,He,' ap
proached her to bid her good-bye.
What-the conversation.was that: en
sued betiveen the two when they were
left alone by means of Ned's ingenuity
in spiriting away the rest of the corn-
Pany;:iiinnknown liave , the'following :
`lint I am a locksmith.' said',Mr.
No matter.'
,you willing to live as the wife w
of one ile with his hands earns his
daily bread?"
. lam willing to undergo anything to
be, with yolk. 'I have sntrered enough.
During' the last few 'days I have learned
What it is to despair of being united to
the one I love.'
13tityotir mother-:=your - falher.'
thilessi am withag to leave them
for your sake, I am not worthy of you.!
- :' But then the loss of wealth, of posi
tion, of the surroundings of refinement.'
'Do not say anything more about it.
I am willing to leave all for, your sake.
I ant weary of being without you.'
Would you be willing to become my
wife this. day, this hour? Your father
and mother might otherwise put obsta
cles•in our way.'
' Lam willing—this hour, this minute.'
"They do not allow of my position in
life.' •
They still think you are wealthy—as
I did.'
` Conic, then, wo go our 'vay
with Ned, and become before theiwerld
what,we •are now in
,spirit, husband
and wife; and then at. once we will
take the cars for the borne I have for
you—a home which, though lowly,
will make you happy.'
` Whither you go I will go.'
They were married in a quiet way in
the little watering place chapel, with
the wicked Ned conniving at the mis
chief. Thq next train sped with them to
the city.
'I will show you the shop where I
work.' said Mr. Mainwell, when the
carriage they took at the depot in the
city had drawn up before a locg block
of-brown stßue. Louses .in a splendid
part-of the city.'
What do you mean?' she elemanded,
as sheaccomnanied her husband up the
broad steps to the door.
I mean,' he replied, "that this is the
home and this the workshop,'
And he led her in. Among other
roonislO which lie Conducted his Wife
was 011(3'1111,W up as'a workshop;-Where,
as-he said, he , was accustomed' to in
dulgoTh ". ove for mechanical work,
after having, a s aSsured' her, • regu
lady served his 'time i 'truing a trade.
'Mrs. IthilmVell stood" an 5 sited at
hirn intently.,' "
'l'hiS is your honSe,?' she asked..
' yes, madam.' --•
. but 10.0'
y otw otcak the trutyh, our Mrs. M .' ill well.'
r d why did you play this jest upon
"Po sec whether you really love me
'for my own sake.' 1 •
Ali, pretty, indeed ! .4nd suppose
you don't love me?'
But I do.'
Humph P
So there wag a little family quarrel
on the spot.
' Now invite your father and nibther
to conic and see us,' said Mr. Mainwell,
after the clouds had cleared away, some
what. •
she replied, ".1 will. But
first you must go with me to see them
tud to pacify them, in view of what we
have done.'
Very well.'
Inlna few days they started out in a
karriage on their errand. Mrs. Main
well' gave the direttions. K to the driver,
and her husbandlcould!,' not,Alielp ex
pressing his wondkr , at tife increasing
squalor of the reeighborhood through
which they rode. The carriage drew
up at length before a miserable looking
tenant house and stopped.
' Whero the duce arc you taking me'
asked Mai n well, looking sharply at his
Come and see,' was her reply, as she
proteeded to step from the carriage.
Here, wait,' he exclaimed after his
hesitancy ; "let me get out first and
help you out. What does this mean
` Follow me,' was her reply.
She led hi m u p stairs—up; up, through
throngs, and dirt, and smells; to the
fourth story. Here she opened • a door
without knocking, and the two entered.
The woman was dressed neatly, and so
were the children, but they were all
dressed very poorly, in keeping with
the place. The man was clad very
carelessly, and even more poorly. On
his head ho kept his hat, which certain
ly was full half a dozen years old.
My husband, Mr. Mailmen ; my
father and mother, brothers and sisters,'
said Mrs. Mainwell, introthiging all
Mr. Mainwell stood and stared tvith
out speaking.
`Ask their pardon, George,' said Mrs.
Mainwell, 'for running away with me.'
' Who are they ?'
Have J not told you : didn't I in
troduce you
Who were they I saw at the wat
ering place?' .
Some wealthy people, 'who had
seen me at the milliner's where Isewed
for a livelihood—served at my trade,
George—and who fancied my appear
ance, dressed me up, and took me there
with them P
You jest with rue,' he said, with a
ghastly smile.
100 I?do I, indeed ? These people
seem to recognize me as a daughter and
as a sister. Jest, indeed ! Yon will
lied that out.' •
You aro too cultured, too tasteful
too tine featured P
All this a milliner may be, or
,a sew
ing girl. Look for yourself among the
class. Is it not-true? All that we girls
need is dress.'
Mainwell lifted his fist and dashed it
through the air. He ground his teeth,
and turning away, left the room, slam
ming the door violently behind him.
His wife took off her hat and cloak
and furs, and flung herself down at the
table and burled her face in her hand
The door opened again, and Mainwell
Put in his head.
' You have deceived me,' he said, 'but
come—you site my wife—l will try and
beat• IL'
She sprung to her feet and confron
ted him.
Your wife, am I?' she exclaimed.
'Your wife, and aad doomed, to live
with one who does not love her, but was
it love with her circumstance I No,
sir; you May go. I will not live a wife
unloved for myself—you must take me
thus or I will stay. Still I can work.'
He closed the door and retired down
the stairs to the street, clenching his
hands and his teeth as ho went.
The horrid disgrace of It," he mut
tered. 'The derision that will be my
lot. And then to marry such a girl!'
But at the street door he tarried. Ho
had a struggle with himself there all
alone. Suddenly he turnedUnd dashed
impetuously up stairs, flung open the
door of the room, seized his wife in his
arms and clasped her to his heart. '
'My wife,' he whiaperod in' her ear.
'Such you are and ever shall be before
God and the world: ,
' Now I begin to think that you do
love me,' she said, smiling in his face.
!You do love me? You really.think you
do, George?'
He clasped her more tightly to him.
'Come then,' she said, 'though of such
parents as these, poo,r as they, are, I
should not feel 'ashamed-- , yet they are
not my parents, but have only played a
part in which 1 have instructed them.
Shake hands with them, George, they
are worthy people.' •
And he did shake hands with them,
and what is more, he helped them.
A merry party was gathered that
evening at Mainwell's house, a party
consisting of Mr. and Mrs. .
and their guests,' Mr. and Mrs. Ells-.
worth, the yeurig lady' acquaintances
of the watering place, and Ned Whit
taker. Ned never was in better spirits,
nor let it be stated, where Mr. and Mrs..
Ellsworth; who,forgave their daughter'
and her husband without hesitation.
I say, George,' said Ned, whispering
in Alain well's ear, 'two can play nt that
game, can't they
Mainwell took Neil's jeering very so
'Yes,' said he, after a few moments
of thoughtfulness, 'and the experience
has , taught mo a lesson. Whitt fools
the pride of wealth makes of us all. 1
thought she ought to have taken me
regardless of my circumstances, for my
elf alone, and without hesitation even.
And yet when she tested me, I my§elf
was found wanting. " Shall wo ever
learn to disregard a person's occupation,
and to look only at the character and
Ned shrugged his shoulders dubiously.
`I think 1 have learned this lesson,'
Alai nwell added.
A Starry World on Fire.
(Sit the 12th of May, 1866, a great con
flagration, infinitely larger than that of
London or Moscow, 'was announced.
To use the expression of a distinguished
astronomer, a world was found to be on
tire. K star, which till then shone
meekly and unobtrusively in the Coro
na Borealis, suddenly blazed up into a
luminary of the second magnitude. In
the course of three days from its dis
covery in this new character by Mr.
Birmingham, at Tuam, it had declined
to the third or even fourth order of
brilliancy. In twelve days, dating
from its first apparation in the Irish
heavens, it had sunk to the eighth rank,
and it went on waning until the 26th of
June, when it ceased to be.discernible
exceptlhrouglithe medium of the tel
escope. This lwas a remarkable, though
certainly not an unprecedented, pro
ceeding on the part of a star; but one
singular circumstance in its 'behaviour
was that, after the lapse of nearly twin
months- it began to blaze up again
'houghinot with equal ardor, and, after
tnina, itc: glow for a few weoks
lirough sunury plusses of
led its fires and re
it — oil pass; _
color. it gi•ittlua
turned to its cornier ins
How many years had clap
this awful conflagration actually too
place it would be presumptuous to guess,
but it:must be remembered - that news
from the heavens, though carried by
the fleetest of messengers, light, reach
long after the event has transpired, and
that the same celestial courier is still
dropping the tidings at each , station it
reaches in space, until it sinks exhaust
ed by the length of its flight. Now,
when this object was examined, as it
was promptly and eagerly by Prof. Mil
ler and Mr. Huggins, they found, to
their great wonder, that it yielded two
spectra—one imposed upon the other,
though obviously independent. There
was the prismatic ribbon crossed by,
dark lines, which belongs to the sun
and stars generally, but there' was ano
ther to which font' bright lines figured,
and these indicated that some luminous
gas (or gases) was also pouring out its
light from the surface of the orb.
Two of these lines spelled out hydro
gen in the spectral language. What
the other two signified did not then ap
pear; hut, inasmuch as those four
streaks were brighter than the rest of
the spectrum, the source front which
they came must obviously have been
more intensely heated than the under
lying parts, or photosphere, from which
the normal stellar light proceeded ; and
as the star had suddenly flurried up, was
it not a natural supposition, that it had
become enwrapped in burning hydro
gen, which, in consequence of some
great convulsion, had been liberated in
Prodigious quantities, and thbli; com
bining with other elements, . had set
this helpless world on fire? In such a
fierce conflagration.the combustible gas
would soon be consumed, and the glow
would, therefore, begin,to decline, sub
ject, as in this case, to 'a second erup
tion, which occasioned the renewed
outOurst Of light on the 20th August.
fly such a catastrophe it is not wholly
impossible that, our own globe may
sometime he ravaged, for, if a word
from the Almighty were to unloose for
a few moments the bonds of affinity
which unite the elements of - water—of
the ocean on the land and the moisture
of the air—a single spark would bring
them together with a fury which would
kindle the funeral pyre of the human
race, and be fatal to the planet and all the
works that are therein. It cannot but
be a startling fact for us that in yonder
doomed and distant world we have,
probably, seen in our own day a realiz
ation of the fearful picture sketched
by Peter, " when The heavens (or at
mosphere) being on fire shall be dis
solved, and the elements shall melt
with fervent-heat." And, if we regard
it as the centre of a system, it is impos
sible to think without horror of the fate
of the numerous globes around it when
overwhelmed by this sudden 'deluge of
light and caloric.—British Quarterly
OnnwLEior ut..—Once upon a time a
gentleman found in his hen roost a
simple-minded 'soul of the vicinity,
who lived without visiblameans of sup
port. What are you doing here, you
rascal ? stealing my chickens?'. ' No,
sir,' was the response; I 'Lint . thought
of doin' nuthinir of the sort.' it unfor
tunately happened that the simple
minded individual wore a high straw
hat, of the dimensions of a beo hive,
and the crown thereof was dilapidated
to a serious extent. Just as lie had put
in his denial,, the head of a half-grown
pullet was .eett to protrude from the
ap4ture. See there,' said the gentle
man ; lion' did that chicken get in
your hat?" Well I' exclaimed the
simple-minde'd individual, with an air
of honest surprise and embarrssment,
that is the strangest thing that ever
happened to me. "suppose the darned
titter must have crawled up my trow
ser's leg!'
A man in Ithode Island was' sent to
jail for ten days for sleeping in church.
Nothing was done to tho clergyman.
Ictepublfican Nominations,
B. B. STRANG, !. - . -
Assembly. j t J. B. NILES. • '
(subject to Cliolea of Conference.)
Prothonotary—Ltmov TABOR, of Charleston.-
Register, Jac. 7 -1). L. Dr.,i.rim,,of Delmar.
Troasuror—DAvir CAiraneir, iiit-iPlert.' - .1
Commissioner—P. V; VANNEss, of Rutland.
3 years- T ienarr, STONE, Delmar,
Auditors 2 years—S. D. Pinwrs, Westfield.
1 year —D. R. MARSH. Gaines.
Coroner—Dr. A. J. 14mate, Oceola. '
There are, in round numbers, 620,000
legal voters in the State of Pennsylva
nia, 320,000 of whom - are Republican ;
giVing a clear majority of 20,000 Repub
lican, on afull vote.
With all thii4 advantage on our side
in 1867, Jud e Sharswood was elected—
fraudulent] we admit—by a majority
of 022.
The elec ion of 1868 conclusively
proved that had Tioga and Bradford
counties polled their entire vote in 1867,
Judge Williams would have been elect
ed by 1000 majority, in spite of the
coffee-colored naturalization papers
used in the strong Copperhead counties.
You may say the blame may as well
be laid upon Lancaster, or Erie, or
Crawford county Republicans as upon
Tioga and Bradford. True ; but we do
not live, work, and vote for those re
mote counties ; and the only efficient
working that we know of begins and
goes on in one's own neighborhood.
For the neglects and shortcomings of
Erie, Craw ford,. or Lancaster! Republi
cans no man in Tioga county is respon
sible. For our own shortcomings and
criminal neglects none but ourselves
can be responsible.
We are now hooked for another strug
gle with the same power which sad
dled the nation with a four year's war
and a heavy burden of debt, and is now
nerving its forces to- rule or ruin. The
result at the polls on the 12th day of
next month will go far toward deciding
whether the Republicans Of Pennsyl
vania aro capable of such devotion to
;.‘4 warrants a reasonable hope
for the success of free institutions.
The bulk of human ignorance is ar-
Dankils._,Listus. I, , 'rand, perjury, and
money are set 47r
era and all the symilathieTh
of rebellion are marshaled against us
in this contest. And you need , not
take this charge on unsupported testi
mony. Look around you and verify it.
See how and where the lines are drawn.
Average the men arrayed against Gov.
Geary, and those working for hiin ;
strike the balance and say where You
will lodge the power of the Common
wealth for the next three - years.
It is for every - Republican to'say who
shall be Governor of this State. Shall
it be Geary, who, in peace and war has
an unimpeachable record for patriotism ;
who won laurels in Mexico, honors in
California and in Kansas,•and imper
ishable glory ifs his sacrifice§ for the
Union during the war of the rebellion?
Or shall it be Packer, who`was nomi
nated because lie could foolish a mil
lion to corrupt the ballot-box ; who
was idling and dawdling in Europe.
when Geary was fighting on Southern
battle-fields; win) has never shown
even average ability' in civil position?
Geary offered not only- himself, hut
his only son upon the altar of, his
country. That son was shot to death
nt his father's . side, and by rebel bul
lets. 'not neither Asa Packer, nor any
of his sons, shouldered a musket or
drew a sword in behalf of the imperil
ed Union.
Under Geary's administration the
State debt has steadily decreased. ;This
debt was created—nearly every dollar
of it—under Democratic rule. Under
that rule every acre of land was taxed
and money poured into the . Treasury
only to enrich a 'gang'of . plunderers.
Under Cleary's rule taxation •of real es
tate for State purposes has ceased, and
the burden of taxation has been light
ened ore than a-million of dollars.
A vote for Geary, then, is a vote for
economy in public affairs. And a vote
for Packer is a, vote of censure upon the
present Oovernor for the sacrifices he
made for the Union, as well as for the
economy which has distinguished his
But there are still more important
considerations than any of these relat
ing to finance. The man who forced
rebellion into the last ditch hand receiv
ed the surrender of its broke l n legions,
stands at the nation's head. DUring
six months rule the national ( debt has
been decreased about $50,000,000.. If
you would strengthen his hands and
assist to inaugurate Ulf era of unexam
pled pilosperity, you must place Penn
sylvania in sympathy with him nd
with Ii efforts to uplift the nation.o
you suppose that Asa Packer, if ( ov
ernor of yennsylVania, would cordially
cooperate with Gen. Grant in his un
selfish efforts to restore the nation to its
oldtitne harnion'y ?
1 .
Reflect : When Grant and Geary Were
periling their lives to suppress a rebel-
HO of the Democratic party, Packer
wits encouraging Vallandigham and
other northern traitors in their evil
; us. All the pow
- • ' le spirit
courses. When the working men c me
forward with their little savings to
help the Government in its great strait,
where was Asa Packer, the man of
millions ? How much of his wealth
did he devote to the aid of the Govern
meld, to whose protection he owed and
owes every dollar of his twenty mil
lions? This qiiestion,.put by the Re
publican papers of the state, hits yet to
be answered. And thus it becomes
plain that net a dollar of Packer's
money went to prop the nation's credit
assailed' by enemies in front, Coppbr
heads in the rear, and the despots of
Europe on the flanks.
Republicans, if Tioga - gives Geary
and Williams less than 3000 majority
on the - 12th of October. you will be dis
graced. It is for you to say whether
you will stand firm, or waver ; and,then
it will be your glory or' your shame, as
the case may be, when, the result shall
be made known.
Organize your clubs and leagues at
once. Canvass by School districts, and
seo to it that .every voter is registered.
Do this and Tioga county will come out
or the contest with honor.
We now know that our own sun (re
sembling in this probably most other
solar bodies of the same kind) is in so
highly fluid and excitable a" condition,
as to be constantly sending out from its
surface forked tongues (thousands of
miles in extent) of inflamed hydrogen
gas, like the flickering streams of light
from the stars of a street illumination ;
and, moreover, :is to be 'subject to great
periodic:4 disturbances, now called
" magnetic storms," which are in all
probability caused by certain combina
tions in the m'ovenients of those little
solid bodies, on one of which we live,
round the sun. Even now, one such
epoch of magnetic, storms seems to be
thought pretty near at hand. The sun
has been lately exhibiting the most sur
prising forms of disturbance, and pre
senting to scientific eyes less ",fixity"
of essence than ever. Spots so vast
that we must estimate their dimensions
by millions of square miles havebroken
out from time to time, and have pre
sented rapid changes of figure, indicat
ing the action of forces of inconceivable
intensity. Clusters of smaller spots,
extending over yet vaster areas, have
exhibited• every form of disturbance
known to the solar physicist, and ev
ery degree of light, from the apparent
blackness (in reality only relative) of
the nuclei, to the intense brilliancy of
the faculous ridges. And we now know
that these appearances are not merely
matters for the curious, with which, as
they happelk at a distance of above
-ninety millions of miles, practical men
need not concern themselves. In point
of faet, it is by no means impossible
that the issues of peace• or war, of a-fi
nancial crisis, or a religious agitation,
may be closely bound up with kliese
phenomena, if not, indeed—whieh is
also quite pOssible—the sudden disap
pearance of our whole system;after the
fashion of other solar systems which
have. tllnti disapprarcd. Tbi.) moot), tat
least, is certain, that the vast changes
now going on in the physical constitu
tion of the sun turd changes \Odell do
most powerfully affect the electric./ con
dition of our earth, which have in for
mer years caused the inost'violent dis
turbances in the various artificial as
well as nut electric apparatus of the
world we live in, and which, to speak
of the least of all its possible °fleets,
might., just as well as not, happen some
day to throw ,the electric condition of
every telegraphic cable on our planet,
under the sea or above it, into the Most
dire confusion, and send down tele
graphic companies' shares to zero in a
lump, even if they did not contrive to
telegraph to us, after some strange in
articulate fashion, that shares in all
public companies, even in that very
limited public company, the humim
race, are, in a physical point, of view,
of very doubtful value indeed. Let us
explain brielly , to what we allude.
On September 1, 1650, shortly befor6
noon,-two astronomers—iNfessrs. Hodgr
son and Carrington—one at Oxford, the
other in London, - were at the same in
stant scrutinizing a large group of sun
spots. On a sudden, two intensely
bright patchesof light appeared in front
of the cluster.. So brilliant were they
that the observers thought the darken
ing screens attached to thefr telescopes
must have become ractured. But this
wag found not to be the cage. The
bright spots indicat d some process go
ing on upon the sun's surface—La pro
',CO :3s of such activity that within live
minutes the spots travelled Over a space
'Of nearly 34,000 miles. Now, at the
hCety Observatory there are self-regis
tering, magnetic instruments whtcli. in
dicate the processes of change by which
the subtle influences of terrestrial mag
netism wax and wane. At ono time
the line traced by the pointer will be
11i ilted by scarcely preventible undu
lations, indicating the almost quiescent
state of the great-terrestrial magnet.—
At another, well-Marked waves along
the line exhibit the pulsations of the
magnetic system, influenced in a marin
er as yet unintelligible to the physicist.
And there is a third form of disturb
ance, the sharp, sudden jerks of the
pointer exhibitibg the occurrence of
those mysterious phenomena termed
"magnetic storms." When the rec
ords of the Kew Observatory came to
be looked over, it was foblid that at the
very instant in tvhieh , the
spots of light had appetite(' to Messrs
Hodgson ;Anil Carrington; the self-reg
istering instruments had been subjec
ted to thel third and mdst significant
form of di4thrbanee—a 'magnetic storm
began, in fact, as the light broke out on
the sun's surface. But this was not the
only evidenee of the sympathy with
which the earth responded to the solar
action. It was subsequently found that
soon after the spots of light had ap
peared the whole frame of the earth
had thrilled under a Mysterions mag
netic iSilluence. At the West-IndieS'in
South America, in Au'stralbi,wherever
magnetic observatiOns are systainidt
eally made the observers had the static
story to tell. In the telegraph stations
at Washington and PhiladeViia the
signal-men received streog
Shocks. In - N o rway , t e legraphic ma
chinery was set on Ore- Tho pen of
Rain's telegraph iraS followed by a
flame, and wherever telegraphic wires
'were in aetioo, well-marked indications
Of disfurbaace presented themselves.—
Even I jib+, however, WaS not all. The
grea t magnetic Moral was not a MCI°
i n stantaneous electric throe. lionrs
passed before the disturbed earth re
:mined its Ordinary state. And thtent
happened that, in 'nearly ail parts of
the earth, night fell while storm
was yet in progret2s. During,_the night
magnificent auroras spread their wav
ing streamers over the sky, both in the
northern mid southern hetnisphere. As
the disturbed needle vibrated, the col
oured streamers waved responsive; and
it was only when the magnede storm
was subsiaing that the auto 41 lights
Thoproprle , torehe; estockodtheostabliabme
with a new a vane assortment of
and are proparod to execute neatly and promptly
Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, Mid a full assortment
of Constables' and Justices' Blanks on hand.
People living at a distance can dependon bay
ing their work done promptly and eont back in
return mail.
NO, 38,,,
faded from the heavens. "Now, it is ev
ident that these phenomena show the
most intimate. relation', between these
peculiar disturbances in the - sun and
'the magnetic currents ofi our own earth.
Directly one of these changes takes
place upwards of ninety' millions of
miles away, the electric condition of ~
our planet is changed in some mysteri
ous way, of which our instruments, and
even the condition Of our sky, bear rec
ord. The pens of all our telegraphie'
wires may some day trace in flame a
handwriting more ominous of human
destiny than was the handwriting
which during Belshazzar's feast traced
a Warning on the wall of the fall of.the
Babylonian dynasty. Moreover, note
this, that these changes in the condi
tion of the sun takes place a,t intervals
of ahout eleven years. The variable
star which swings round it, as well as
supplying us with light and heat and
(apparently) magnetisM, -clouds over
every eleven years these' spots, so that
it seems most likely that every eleven
years certain magnetic conditions recur
which have not occurred in , ,the inter
val. If so, perhaps, the magnetic ex
citement of 1859 will recur, and it may
be in much greater force next year,— in
1870. And if it does, how are we to say
What may or may not recur with it? It
is quite possible that these periods of
speculative financial excitement-which
are also said to follow a periodic laW - of
something very like the same period—
may be more or legs dependent on the
magnetic condition of - our planet, that
so mean a phenomenon as speculative
frenzy on the varieus stock exchanges
of Europe may be More or less connec
ted with these wonderful discharges of
voltaic batteries in the sun. Is it quite
possible that the electric politic con
dition of Europe in 1848—and again at
an interval of eleven
. years, in the yeah
Of Italian revival antl revolution, 1859
—may not recur after,one more period
of eleven years, 111 . 1870, inconsequence
of the returning olio h of magnetic ex
citement in the sun - —Spcctator.
through a portion of North Carolina,
relates the following anecdote, and de
Glares that it is true as Gospel. He says
that after a night's rest at a hotel, and
indudtriously disposing of a sumptuous
matutinal repast of corn coffee, ditto ,
bread, cow peas, dried apples, and di
minutive sweet potatoes, We entered the
office room, where some eight or ten
natives were gathered around the • fire,
munching gougers and discussing the
capacity of "rom mons'ous big
taro kiln,' when a boy, by no means at
tractive looking, a bow-legged, thick
lipped nigger, with diStended eyes and
mouth, entered, bearing something at
arm's length, on a handled shovel,
which he threw upon the floor, ner
vously exclaiming at the same time,
' Bress God, mass'r, jes look dat king :
I ketched it in d'roorn where dat strange
gem'an sleeped last night.' t 1
In an instant every chair was vacated,
011ie the former occupants rushed
headlong through the door into the
street. _
The obese landlord, by a Herculean
eilbrt, raised himself upon 0 e counter,
and there taxed the most a pose part a
of this anatomy with the we lit of his
entire system. The panic-stricken 'na
tives returned, each bearing in his hand
a long pole. With surprising agility
for North Carolinians, they leaped up
on chairs, and forthwith began to tort
ure the cause of all their consternation.
A New Kind of Animal.
A traveler who has recently passed
Gentlemen,' said the landlord, I
wouldn't have that thar thing to bite
me for nuthin' on top o'the narth.
one of them African taranthers what
makes yer dance yerself to death.'
What in the nation kin it be ?' asked
another; it's yot a tail like a 'possum,
no liar on it.'
' Don't yer see all it's liar's on its
belly !' exclaimed another.
I'shaw, man, that hain't liar ; them's
its legs. Turn it over on its back and
see what it will do.' -
yer see how it jumps wqlen
strike it on the• tail. Darn my skin of
taint got. a thousand leg4.'
' I think I know what 'tis,' said a
man with a green patch over his eye,
as ho whirled it on its back with along
)olea PVe hearii Jeems Powers—live
near Wilmington, y'all know 'him, I
reckon—say 'fore - : now 'bout sea sar
pents or sea tortles, I disremember
which, lookin' that way, and I 'spect it
must be ono on 'em,
Our commiseration being aroused by
the relentless persecution of the poor
reptile, we mildly suggested that we
thought could be subdued by the
power of mesmerism, and requested
thec, natives to desist eona few moments
until, e could try the experiment.
(,Whereupon every Man stood
his chair, and cause, in true military
style, to a shoulder arms with his long
And we folded our arms, assumed 'an
attitude not unlike that of the shade of
Napoleon over the sepulchre of St Hel
ena, and looked upon the unwelcome
intruder. Then making diverse gyra
tions in the air, as if filling a contract
for sawing block matches, we suddenly
rushed upon - the reptile, seized it by
the rudal extremity, .deposited it in our
over oat pocket, and left the room. As
we crossed the threshold to enter th
street we overheard one tar-heel whis
per. to another, that feller's on c e
them menagerie men -wot conjur
things so they can't bite. 1 1 11 bet he's
got his pocket full o' snakes now,' while
we marvelled at the ignbrance of a peo
ple who had never seen a hair-brush
designated as M—, deserted his wife,
went back to Athens county, Ohio,
where they had lived several years be
fore, and hired out as a farm hand.
From there the wife received a letter in
June last, announcing his death, and
stating that he died so poor that he had
to be buried by his friends. She, there
fore, set about preparing for a Journey
to the grave of her husbvid, with a view
of marking thwspov' by a" tombstone.
Arriving last Friday week, clothed in
mourning at tiro house from which the
news was H eat, she asked a young lady
at the door if that was where Mr. M—
died, a nd was somewhat astonished and
d e lighted to have answer that he was
o ut in the wheat field alive :and well.
''Why, he's my husband Pt said the
overjoyed wife. This seemed to stag
ger the young lady, and the wife was
astounded finally to learn that the mar
riage of this young lady to her unfaith
ful husband was to have taken place
the next Sunday. He had written that
he died in indigent circumstances,
thinking that his wife ivould then hayo
no anxiety concerning his effects, which
he thought would be the only motive to
bring her into the neighborhood. The
marriage was happily prevented, and
thS tombstone unhappily unused:
"Doctor," said a patient, a short time
si nee, after read i ug over the prescription
of a distinguished friend of temperance - ,
whom ill-health had obliged him to
consult, "Doctor, do you think a little
sperits now and then would hurt me
very much?" "Why no, sir," an
swered the doctor, deliberately; "I do
not know that a little how and then
would hurt you much ; but sir, if you
don't take any it won't hurt you at all."