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THE TIOGA ,COUNTY-AGITATOR.
19 POBLISRED.RATRT WEDNESDAY MORNING RT .
VAN GELDER &
P. C. Van Geldir. I
TERMS OF SOBSCRIPIIOI INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE
Subscription, Our yeur),
RATES OE ADVERTISING.
TEN LINES OP MINION OR LESS, MARE ONE SQUARE
Np. Stfrs,... I'l In: I 3lns 41ns I3Ms t i Ms' I.lYr
Square,... I $l,OO I $2OOl $2,60 I $5,00 I $7,00 14,12.0)
2 Squares,- J 2,00 I 3,00 I 4* I , 8,(X) 1,12,p0 113,00
thaf Col I 10,00 115,00 - 2,(3 - 0 I D6;01: 50,00
e - C - c - .1 - 71 -3.5 . 00 1-2-5-,WITVATISWI-Korr
ca. Sped l Notices ,15,centfk per line; Editorial or
Local 30 cents per line.,
Transient advesitiaing Ztrter be paid for In 'advance.'
rprJostice Blanks, Constable Blanks, Deeds, Judg
ment Notes, MarriageCertiticates, &c., on hand.
,Van Gelder /St Mitchell '
Book, Plain and Fancy ob 'Printers. All linrit
promptly and neatly e ecuted.—Jan.l, 10.
Smith & Merrick,
yttorneys Counselors at Law. Insurance,
Bounty and Pension Agency, Office on 'Main
Street, We'labor° Ps, opposite Union Block.
Jon. 1. 1870. W. 11. SMITH.
GEO. W. MERRICK.
. . . „ .
Seelay, Coateg & CO. • -
BANKERS, Knoxville, ,Tioga, County, Pa.—
Receive money .on deposit, •iiiseount tiotes i
and sell drafts on Nair York City. Colleet
, ions promptly mado.—Deo. 16,1869-lye
Jno. 'lir -Adams, ' 1-
Attorney and Counselor at Law ,, Mansfield, ' Tim
county, Pa. Colleotlons promptly ' Uttonol
to. Jan. 1, 1870. ' ',, . . n
Jno: L Mitchell)
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Claim, and la
wman Agent. Office over %ries' Drug Stem
adjoining Agitator Office, Wellsboro, Pa.
Wilson . ., Niles,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Will attend.
promptly to business entrusted to their care in
the counties of Tioga and Potter. .Office on
the Avenue. Jan. 1, 1870.
S. F. Wn.som.],
• John W. Guernsey,
Ittornerand Counselor at' Le.' All elttess
entrusted to him will be pro ptly amid ed to.
Office 2d door south of naiades Hotel, Tiagri,
Tioga County, Pa.—,Tan. 41870.
Win. B. Smith,
Pension, Bounty and Insurance Agent. Qom.
munications sent to the above address will re
calve • prompt attention. Terms moaerate,
Knoxville, Pa.-4n,n. 1, 1870.
Jolnt C. Horton,
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Tioga, Pa.—
ffree with C. It Seymour, Esq. Business at
tended to with promptness.—Jan. 1. 1870.
W. D. Teibell & co.,
Wholesale Druggists, and dealer» in Wall Paper,
Kerosene Lampe, Window Glass, Porfumory,
Pninte, Oils, &e., Ite.—Corning,N. Y. Jan.l '7O.
Dr. C. K. Thompson,
Ilsboro, Pa., will attend to Profiesional calls
in the village of \Vellsboro, end elsewhere.—
Office and Residence on. State St., 2d door to
right going east.—Jan. I, 1570.• •
D. Baoon, M. D.,
Physician and 6urgeou. Will attend piomptly
ko all aAlls. Oman on Grafton Street, in rear .1
thc Nient Marlidt, Wellsbero.—Jan, 1, 1870.
E. S. Perkins, M. D.,
Respectfully announces to the citizens of East
Charleston and vicinity, that ho would ingrate
' lot for their pationago. JAIL 1,1870.,
A. 3.l.;lngitatn, M. D.,
Ilbruoeupatitiat, Orme et bi, ltebidetieu 4 n the
Aveuuo.—Jan. 1, 1870.
radon Shop Brat dour north of Roberts Bail
are Storo. Cutting, Fitting mid Re
pairing duuo promptly and 1870.
Tailor and Cutter. bhop oppobito Darted, Car
' Tinge Shop, Main St., where ho is prepared to
do work promptly an near. - --Jun. 1, 187 •
Thomas B. Br} den,
"urveyor and Draftsman, Orders left nt" his
room, Townsend House,' Wellsboro, wilt meet
with prompt attention.—Jan. I, 1870.
_ . _
IL E. Onley,
Dealer in CloOm and Jewelry, Silver and Plated
Ware, Spectacles, Violin Strings, ko. Watch
es and Jewelry neatly repaired. Engraving
done in plain English and German.—Mansfield,
Pa., Jan. 1, 1870.
Westfield,:Pa., 4320. CLOSE, Propriebr. A new
Hotel condueted on the principle of -livo and
let live; for the accommodation of the
Jan; 1, 1870.
Tioga,Tioga County, Pa. Good stabling attach
ed, and an iitteutivo hostler always id attend
woos. Geo. W. Hazlett, Prop'r.—.Jan. 1, 1870
Westfield Borough, Tioga Co , Pa. E. G.l . Hill,
Proprietor. A new and commodious Wilding
with all the modern ii:nproveruCnts. • Within
easy drivo of ilia best hunting and fishing
Grounds iu Northern Penn'a. Conveyances
Furnished. Terrors moderato.—Jan. 1,1870.
toga, Pa., E. M. Smith, Proprietor. Howe in
good condition to acoominodate the traveling
public in a supeTior manner.—Jan. 1, 1870.
Tiogn Co., Pa., .7. B. Bonn, Prop'r
Good entertainment for man and beast. Con
vsßient to the best fishing grounds. Phrtie
aocomtuedated with eonveyances.—Juo. I, '7O
Dealer in Verniont and 10 . 4 n Burble, mnnu
facturer of Monuments,
Tomb-Stones, , eor
net Market and Ceder Ste.. Cerniu&N. Y. Al
orders promptly and neatly executed. An
drew Van Dusan, Agent.—Jan. 1, 1370.
Miner Watkins, Proprietor. The. traveling pab
will tied this a comfortable end convonien
house to stop at. Good stabling, and an at
tentire hostler. Jan. 1, 1870.
M. M. SEARS, Pttopitte.Tori
T Elt E delicious Ice Cream, Trench Con
n' fectionhry, ail kinds of fruits in their
!Emmen, a nice dish of Teti, Coffee, or Chocolate,
and Oysters in their season—can be bad at all
I ' llll , served in the hest style. Nest door 1. , 0.
iow Roberts 4; Bailey's, Hardware :3,1.0re. Alain
Wencher°, Jan. 1, 187(1.
' , HARKNESS ' A: RILEY,
BOOT AND SHOE M AKERS,
& Ira Va Men hit r Bh:re. in the
, eoouilitfrly occupied by Re o f, S ee l e y.
W,JuTS AND SILO) ot all kinds intide to
rdor and in the best manner.
KIIPAIIUN'tIief all kind's iloneprenipti) and
good. Giie uh.-;
Wel'shorn, Jan. 1,1870.-1.).
E. R.. Kplb.A.I.L,
GROCERY AND RESTAURANT,
f On q door aboie the Meat Market,
ESPECTi'ULLY announces to! the tradin g
publio that he has a desirable stock of ,Uro
ceriss, comprisin g , Te e s, entrees, Spi c es, Stvgars,
MAasses, Sy ru p s , and all that constitutes a first
clads stock. Oysters in every style at all sea
sonable hoursog •
. • .
FIRST ' '
Beauty and Elasticity of Stitch. . •
Perfection and Simplicity of Machinery..
Using both threads directly Iffora the spools.
NO fastening of seams by hand and no waste
. Wide range of application without change of
1 . ,
The seam retains its beauty and firmness af-,,
Let washing-end ironing.
Beisides doing all kinds of work don° by otbpr,
Sewiiig Machines, those Machines execute, the
most beautiful and permanent Embroidery and
ornainental work. ,
pat`Tho , highest Premiums at,,, I the fairs
and exhibitions of the 'United States ead
Burop 0, have beau awarded the -Orem ; It Batter
Sewing Machines, and the.work-donC by_thom,
Wherever exhibited in,oompetition.
The .very highest prise ' THE CROSS
OF THE LEGION OF. HONOR, waa conferred
on the represents - 01,n of the Grover , & Baker
Sewing Machines; at the Exposition 'Universe
PariS, 1807, thus attesting theirgroat superior
ity over all•ether Sewing Machines . •
Jan. 1, 1870-tf. . ; ,
CITY.. BOOK BINDERY
AND : • •,
BLANK BOOK` MANUFACTORi t '
8 Baldwin Street,
(SIGN OF THE BI(I ; BOOK, 21)'FLOOR,)
GOOD AffTlIE BEST, 0.4,E4P As TIM CEIEAj'EST.
[3. B. NILES
-Of every description, in all s tyles of Binding,
an'd.as low, for quality okStock, as any Bindery
iry. the State. Volumes' Cif: every description
iipu:rid In the best wanner and in .nny style' or
der , d. I
ALL KINDS OF GILT WORK.
E clouted .in the heat in'aitne : t:.• Old BOOkere'..
bou • d and made good as new.
rara prepared to furnish back numbers of all
Revioirsor Alagazines published in tho.thaited
States or tiroat Britain, at-a low price.
BLANK BOOK & OTHER PAPER,
0 f all sizes and qualities,on hand, ruled or plain .
BILL HEAD PAPER,
Of any quality or size, on hand and out up ready
for printing. Also, BILL PAPER, and CARD
BOARD of all colors and quality, in boards or
out to any sizolt ,
Cap, Lette , Note Paper, Envelopes,
- 1 etlB,
an 3 solo agent. for
Prof. STIEPAII,D'S NON-CORROSIVE STEEL
PENS, OP VANIGUN SIZES, FOR LADLREI
Mitch I will warrant equal to:Gold Pens: The
best in use anti no mistake.
The above stock I will sell at the Lowestßates
at all times, at a small advance oil New York
prices, and in quantities to suit purchasers. All
work and stock warranted as represented.
I respectfully solicit a share of puhlic pationl:
age. Orders by mail promptly attended to.—
Address, LOUIS KIES,
Elmira, N. Y.
J 30.1, 1870.-ly
WALKER & LATHROP.
lIARDW ARE, IRON, STE EL, NAILS,
STO VES, TIN- WARE,
BELTING,' SINS, CETLERY,
parriago and Harness Trimmings,
HARNESSES, SADDLES, &c.
Corning, N.Y., .Tan. 2,1870-Iy.
New Tobacco Store
TILE subscriber has fitted up the Store fait
JL door east Thbmas Itarden's dry goods store,
fur the manufacture and sale of ,
CIG AR S, (all grades), Fancy and Common
SMOKING TUBA CC o,lltichigan Fine Ot . t
• CHEWING, and . a// kinds of
'AUG TOBACCO, PIPES,•ancl the choi.
cest Brand of CIyR.S.
I,:gicf . - Call and seo for yours4es.
JOHN'N. W. PURSEL.
Itellsbo l ro, Jan. 1, 18'70—tf.
grinE undersigned has fitted, up . the•old Fenn.
-L dry building, nehr the BreWery,Wellsbore,
and Is now prepared ,to turn out Sup'alf,* , kip,
cowhide. and harness leather innikho best man.
nor. Hides binned on shares. Cash paid for
hides. M. A. DURIF.
:Wencher(); Jan. 1, 187,9. •
, - 'lmichased the exclu
fick-i sive right of Dr. Folsom's Im
, `lmmo proved patent Atmospheric Dental
Plates for Vogel, County. I now take pleasure
in offering it to the 'public as the greatest nis-
COVERT yet tuade in
By the use of which, we can overcome any any
and all 4 - lifflettlties which have heretofore baffled
the skill, of the most practical Dentist in the
world. Plates'construeted upon this plan re
main perfectly firm under all circumstances or
condition of the mouth, as no air, or particles of
foodeun possibly get under them. Those having
old styles, Gold or Ruhber'Plates,, can, at half
the cost, have the Improvement applied to them
answering in every respect the•snmo purpose as
ea a new sot. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed
in' every case. 0. N. DARTT, Dentist.
Wellsbore, Jan, 1, 1860. r
This Is to certify t h at wo tiro now using the Itnprov
ed Dental Plates with perfect satisfaction. flaring
tilf.4l the eld styleotplntes for yearswith ail the troubles
and inw - mvoniun C. 2 1 .1 known in the use of Finch plates,
wo elwei fen) . teem:amend the inTrovetl,Pintcs as far
superior in anything yet known. KIMBALL,
Al New Store & Nrw Goods:
(One door below Webb 41; llat•ting's Mug Stoic.)
T WOULD STATE to th'oee whom it may coil
." cOru, that I, have just returned from the
City—bought carefully and cl2se, ii full . assort
GROCEIES, PROVISIONS, FLOUR
AND FEED, &C., &C.
Before you Purchase. ' W. P. BIGONY.
Welleboro, Jon. 418704 f.
ELASTIC' STITfsT~ `:
594 BROADWAY. NEW :YORK.,
Points of Exclience.
COMPLETE YOUR SETS!
1116chanica4 Dentistry. ,
Come and price my
TEAS, SUGARS AND SYRUPS,
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t . 7 Armstrong Sc• -Linni
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WIL II IAMSPORT, - TEITN'A:c i • 4 , r
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Ang/.4, i869-11y. v,, ,c,
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rionti*N . kagpis con tautly on
, Inlnd : PrOgti qn'a
Painfd” 6'114'0112,i T.amtl,"
Sta!ionos,y, Yankib Pottiiiig
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P nosonivrzons rinivir,v 4 '130,n-rottnnzo.
Tioga, Jan. 144870.-Iy.
1870. 'Y FOR • SALE.
1870 4 .
, . BY :- , -
. ._ T. B. STONE,
.. (formerly B. C. Wickham's Nursery) ~ -.
T 'HIS 'NURSERY 'OP FRUIT AND OR-'
It NAMENTAL TREES, IN TIOGA:—
(14) 9 'ooo 'Attipk4e''Tieeik t . ..
• . " 11 0;000 Pear Treeti.` ''. ''
' Akcod: supply of PLUM, PEACH, CHERRY
and ORNAMENTAL TREES d. SIIRIIIIBERY
Tho Fruit trees aro composed of the Cluileh i tt
varleties c good, healthy, some of that large and
in bearing. Any ono wishing to get a supply
Will llomell to call and see ,my,stock before ptitt;
.„.....LiellyerOd AI 08 4444;
Welsher°, Mansfield, Lawren'onville aid Blete
bur„free Of charge. All orders promptly filled.,
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, T,,8. 1;3TOilE; ” .
, ',' ' Tloga Pa,'
,Toga,, Dee. 8, 1880-Iy* •/ ' ' .?''' '' '
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.'IIII4P ARE FOR WINTHRT
ZATi;,eti;e: A ND don't negleot• to secure
stipme3:: 2 - 1:a first class , ~; •
EIJTTER OR SLEIGH..
H. W. DARTT, has on beta z lbolatost'styles
and will make to order and warrnnt-to snit. -, AII.
kinds of REPAIRING done Itt the , shortest
• 1( Wok and Horso-Shooing. •
Please call and examine and ho copiinoed
that better workmanchip or material is net Inr
niihed elsewhere at more reasonttliio, prices: •. -
Main Street, Wencher°, Pa: • ,
agov. 24, 1889.-tf. 11. W. DARTT..
Get the Best:
Mrs. A. J. SOFIELD, is agant.kor, that sp.-
petior SEWING MACHINE, the
WILL COX. & Crißß
which oterybotly likes who trios it. It is a beau
tiful Machine, never gets out'Of order with fair
usage, sews rapidly and strong stitch, and is
Machines rented by the week.
Nov. 17,18119-tf. Mrs. A. J. SOFIELD.
JE W ELRY ORE:
• Wiai-L....c...‘1,1;:t CI PA,
who has long been esta,b
\` s' ‘
!. *._:li'sbed in the Jewelry hued
' V ~' 1•;i:, ness in Well,bori , .,bno al
INH ' 9 , ,,_ 1 . 1
ways on FRIO, various
4c 1 N;415 0 ;... ,.. :, 4 , :' kinds and prices et.
GOLD OR SILVER 'CLOCKS, JEWEL
RY,GOLD CHAINS, KEYS, RINGS,
PINS, PENCILS, CASES, GOLD &
) STEEL PENS, THIMBLES,
SPOONS, RAZOI : 1, .PLA:
:With most other articles usually kept in such
establishthent, which is sold low for
i Repairing dono neatly, and promptly, and on
short NOTICE. • A. 'OLEY.
WICKHAM & 'A R'S,
WINET R DRESS,
rave n Food perce,ptqgo, as we • must . pako
Jan. O s 18694 f.
;1I;'Ii. 1 1 I3URDyN,
&c., &c„ &C,
ip il .'
All tikosss wishing
room tor Other-
G 0 D S.
tt,so t Oorttert
Otill, tlpi by day, Ivo pass along
frld briny path of life,
,„ Add kistort to the mingled sounds' t
;14, 'aiid grief, and strifo,
snnhiams give their radiant light,
The shadows near us stray,
!, hinny hopes and ninny bares _1 ,
'Go With us all tho way.
6 'ill() clouds which Iloat.along our sky
, 'Are jomotlieba; tinted With gold,
Ancl seAetinies Heavily theyTall-' ."
• 'Tempestuous,d;Arlf and cold. '
With selfish aims andWilifel &arta
1. We treaded the great highway,i
Grasping with earelasS hands the'll'uwers
11 % ',lylieh bloom for us each
iAbiotbed„in all our shallow plans 4- - ,.
Alas! how blind we are
tTo faith hiihich speaks of beteer
t To tho bright morning-stair_ , •
To God, our ratherlGra6iers King;
Make all our vieq.hs cease,
l And guide our footritePs in tho'way
c Whlehileads to endless peace
TJE COFEEE-STALL. AND -ITS KEEPER.
In a screened and secluded cernek'd
ono of the many railway -hrfdkes which
spqn the street, of London, thee' Could
be peen, a few years ago, froin :five
o'clock:every morning until .half--past
eight, a tidily set out coffee-stall, consist
inq of ittrestle find board, upon' which
stood twolarge tin' Cans;' With a small
fire Of charcoal burning under 'each,: se
as to keep the coffee boiling during .the
..eallYhours of the morning when the
, work-pepple were thronging, into ~t4e
cley; on their way to their daily toll.
The coffee-stall was a favorite one,:for
'betides being under shelter, which was
ofgreat tensequenee upon rainy meat=
ingt, it was also in so • private a niche
that - 111e Customers taking, theii'
doer breakfast were not; too much
posed to notice ,;• and moreover,. the Of
fe4-stall , keeper was a qu.let,..man t , who.
cared only to serve the busy ..workmen,
without hindering them by any, gossip.,
.i-ro was a tall, , spare, elderly man';' , with
singularly solemn fuse, and a' Manner
which , weS'graVe - and' seeief.' - NohOd l y
knew'e'ither his name 'dwellin g -'
place;, unless it nligjit the
mau who strode, papt 419 CoffeeLstall
every half-hour ; and nodded I:a,,tolliarly
to;the solemn - man behindr it.,=,There
w'fre very few who carecllto: , makeziiiy
enquiries about but these .
did conktonlY discover that bS kept the
furniture of his stall at a neighboring
eeffee-house whither he wheeled his
trestle and board and crockery every
day, not later than half-past eight in
the morning; atter which he was wont
to glide away wAth a soft footslep, and
a mysterious And ' fugitive air, with
many backyard and sideiorig glances,
as if 114 dreaded observation, until he
t4ronged.the streets. No one had ever
-10 the persevering , curiosity-lor - track
him all - the way to hishouse; or to find'
out his other means of gaining
head ; but in general, his stall was sur
rounded by eustomerS,Avliciin he served
with silent seriousness, „and 'whO did
net grudge to pay him his charge
the refreshing coffee, lie, supplied to
:For several years the crowd • of work
people had paused by the - coffee-stall'
under the railway arch, when one morn
ing, in a partial lull of his husiness','the
oivner became suddenly aware of a pair
of very dark bright eyes being fastened
tipon.hitit 4m.1 the slices of bread and
butter on his board, with agazeas bun•
gry as that of n mouse which, has been,
driven ley amino into a trap. - A thin ,
and meager facie belonged to the - eyes;
which was half hidden by a maekof
matted hair hanging.over the forehead
and down the neck'; the only covering
Ni . •hich the neck : or head had—fbr a 'tat
tered frock, seareely faStened together
with broken ikringti, was slippingilown
over the FthiVering shoulders, o the lit
tle girl. Stooping down ton basket be
hind his stall;:he Caught sight of two
bare little feet curling up from the dainp
Pavement, as the child lifted_ up first
one and then:the other., and :laid them
one dyer anether to gain momentary
feeling of warmth. '' , y(l4:9eyeithe'oliq
Was, she did not speak ; only :at eyery
steaming cupful' which' he poured efit of
his can, her dark eyes gletiMed keithgri
ly i and he could .hear, her sica4;,ber
thin lips,qts if -in fancy , she was tasting'
the warm and ringrant Coffee: •
",oh, come now!" he said 'at, last,
vi-hen only one•boy was left taking. his
:breakfast leisurely,aid he leitiati. ever.
his stall to siititik.,.l4,
tihte,'• " why•don/tydu-,go atvay, little
girl ?, 1 , Come, cOnic tg . *is*
".1 1 111 justkohm answered,
,up her, heck ;-•••
I only it's raining cats and dogs outside;
and .mother's heetl'a*ily nli night, ahtt
she took the 'key with her; and it's so
nice to smell the coffee; and the police
have left off worrying ine 'while I've
been here.r'•° Ho thinks I'm. !V ens - tether
taking my breakfast." 'And Pe*child
laughed a shrill little laugh of mockery
at herself and the policeman..
"You've had itO breali r fast," I 'Op- ;
pose," said the, Coffee-stall keeper, iu
the same low and confidential voice,
dud leaning over his stall till his, face
nearly touched the thiu,,sharp features
of the child. , I'. . ' .
" No," she replier), coolly, ." and I
shall want my dinner dreadful bad be
fore I get it, I know. You don't often
feel dreadful hungry, doyou, sir ? I'm
not griped yet, you kriow ; butebefore I
taste my dinner, it'll be pretty bad, I
tell you. Ab very bad, indeed l"„ '
She turned away 'with. a knowing
nod, as much as to say shahad dna ex
perience in life to which he was quite a
stranger; but before she had gone half
a dozen steps; she heatd theAulet voice
Tilling to her in rather lOuder
and in an instant she was back• at-the
"Slip in here," !laid the . Owner, in a
cautious whisper; " heye's l ,a Mad cof
fee leftiand a few,' crusts. There,' YOu
must never come again i;-youiknow.
neVer,give to beottirs ; aiid it'yoU had
begg'e'd, I would have called the, police.
There, put •our-poor, feet towards the
fife. Now, aren't you c6mfortable ?,"
' ThU.child looked . lip with a facei3ftn-,
tense satisfaction: She WRS Featediip?ri
au empty basket, ;tvith her feet Ilene the
pan 'of charcoal: and a eiip',of steaming
coffee on her lap;' but her mouth •WaS
too full for her to reply; 'Acing:by n ver,y
WE PASS ALONG.
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1 404NIN0r- • FEBRUARY 1.870 .
dee . * ,vr hick ,expreseed,urAPUPde4 ,
de4htj , ', The man vvas:busy,for
pookittgi.ur3 , his:,erookery4-: , but, every
•Uovir, auditheafhe stooped tQ look down.,
iipou hot, and tothake.hig head gravely,.
" What's your ntimerfes he sulked,' at
length; .there, never :mind!
don , t, , - ;what it is. .1 What's , . your,
4claroelto.do witk,meir wonder2P
"'lt's Jessica," said the girl'; " but
mother and everybody-calls me Jess.—
yotyd - belited , of being called Jess, if
You wns the, , Jess belie, - and Jess
thefe,`UndaverStddy wanting meto gO
x . randra," 'And 'thes' think' nothing' of
giving rne )4inackEi; L and hicks, and . .pin
eheS. here'!" ' '
Whether her arms were black and
blue from the, cold', or, fKoM. 11l itia4lke) ho
Could not tall: but .he shook his head
again seriouSly; and the child , felt en
could stair here foreverdiud
is a Wednesday, and there'll always be
a cup of
She thouglit,he meant, that, he ; could
not have hidden , the. yenny under hiss
foot, and sheerit'awny,alittle,'eadden-.
,ed and subdued, notwithstanding her
, grent delight in' the 'expectation of such
a treat'eve,ry week while' Daniel, pon
dering over the struggle that mus,thaVe
,pas,sedthr,ough her childish mind, went
pn his Way, from time ttv time shaking
'his' head, and muttering to Ainiself, "I
conldn't have done it• myself; I. never
!could hemp - done it myself." . • ; •
iN A NEW. DEESS.
• Week after week, all through' the
three . test months-of the- year,,. Jessica
apPeaed,ever l y,ygednesday at the,cef-
fee;:staltr'and;'' after ‘kaifing _ptittentlY ,
till the close of, the,,breakfa,stlng busi
ness, received her pittance' from the
charity ''of her new' friend. 'After - a
while DatlieralloWed her to carry some
of :his load to the coffee house, but he
delver suffered_laerto follow him farther ;
and he was alWaYs Particular . lbiwiitch
her out of sight s before he turned off
thOugh the',lntricate mazes of
in the direction of his own ; home.. Nei
ther did ho encourage her to ask him
anfr more questions ; 'and often but very
few words passp4 between them-during
Jessica's breakfailthime.:, • ,l• :,;
As to Jessica's home, she made no se
cret of it, and haniel ;rnight.ll#e fol
lowed her any time he pleased. It was,
a single room, which had once been •a
hay loft ovei''ille stable Of ',Fin old inn,
now in use for two or • three donkeys;
thp property 'of costeririongere dwelling
blithe court about it..--The mode-Of en-,
trance was by a' ooden, ladder, whose.
rounds Svere -crazy and. broken, „and.
which led up,through a trap deer in the
neor of the loft. , The interior of the
home .was as desolate and coml i fortless as
that of the stable below, withDnly slit
ter) of straw for the bedding, 'and a few
bricks and boards for the furniture.—
Everything that could be pawned had
disappeared long ago, and Jessica's mo
the.t often lamented that she could not
thus dispose ofiher child. Yet: Jessica
wits hardly a b 'irdeu to' her. ' It was a
long tinle,siPgi she .had taken any care
mid the'girTh ,
a to earn -or beg l for her
self the meat w ich kept a scanty life
within her. Jess was the 'drudge and
errand girl of the court;, and what with
being cuffed and beaten by her xnothee, , ,
and over-worked and ill-titled by her'
numerous employers,lierli fe was chard
one:' "Eh now there was. alwaye: the
WedneSday morning to count upon and
ldok forward to; and by and by, a' sec
ond scene of amazed delight opened up
on her. :•l' . • -,.. - • • ,
'Jessica had wandered far away from
home in the pally . darkneSs''of a win
ter's evening,-, after a violent outbreak of
her drunken mother, and she was still
sobbing now and then, with lorig drawn
sobs of pain and weariness, when she
saw, a little way before her, the tall,
well knowtOlignre . of her friend, Mr.
Daniel. He was dressed in a suit 'of
black,'with a white neck cloth, and he
was pacing with brisk, _yet measured
steps, along the lighted streets. Jessica
felt afraid of speaking to him, but she
followed aoi little distance, until pres
ently he 'stopped `before the iron gates
of a large building, and unlocking them,'
passed on to the arched doorway° and
w i thra heavy key opened, the folding
doors and entered in. The child stole
after him , but.paused fora few minutes,
trembling, upon the threShold, until the
gleamof light lit 1.41 'within tempted
her to venture a few steps-forward, and'
to push a little way. open an inner door,
ceveied,With crimson baize, only so far
ae to enable her to peep through at the
lusicie;,, Then, growing bolder by:de
grees, she crept throughherself, draw
ing the door to noiselessly behind her.
The place was in partial gloom, but
Daniel was kindling every gaslight, and
each minute lit it up in More striking
grandeur. She stood in a carpeted aisle,
With high open pews on each side, al
most as Wok . as ebony ; .. .A: gallery of
the-saine'darit old 'oak' ran round the
walls, resting upon massive pillars, be
hind ono of which she was partly con
ccaled,,gazlnglvith eager,eyes at Dan
iel, as he mounted the pulpit steps and
kindled the lights there, disclosing, to
her curious delight, the glittering pipes
of an organ behind it. Before long,
the slow and soft-footed chapel keeper
disappeared for a minute or two into a
vestry ; and Jessica, Availing herself of
his short absence, stole silently up tin
der the shelter of the dark pews, until
she ilettetied'the steps' of the organ loft,'
with its golden show.' But sat this mo
ment Mr. Daniel appeared again, array
ed in a long gown of, black serge ; and
as she stood spell-bound, gazing at the
strange appearance of her patron, his
eye fell upon her, and he also was struck
speechles,s for a minute,, with an air Of
amazement and disinay upon his grave
"Come, now," he exclaimed, harshly,
as soon as he could recover his presence
of mind, "you must take yourself out
of this. This isn't any place for such
as you. It's for ladies and gentlemen ;
so you must run away sharp beforeany
body cones. How did you find your
way here?" •
He had come very close to her, and
bent down to whisper in her ear, look
ing nervously round-to the entrance all
ate time. Jessica's' eager tongue was
" Mother beat me," she said, " and
turned me into the streets, and I see
run ailv"a3Ottlisthinufe, Mr. Daniel; but
it's a nice place. What do the ladies
and gentlemen do when they come
here? Tell me, and I'll be off sharp."
."IThey come here to pray," , whisper
What is pray ?" asked Jessica.
Bless the child !" cried Daniel, in
perplexity. " Why, they kneel down.
those paws; most of them sit, the"; ,
and ,the minister, pp in, the
Clod Wh4i, 1 -WY.Nvant'." : •
4.esSi4a gazvd, into his face With' such.
an; ; alr;Of lieWild,eingat; 'that faint'
crept over 'the sedata''reatiir6sttnt
the pew-opener. • '•
" Whist is• minister and ;God ?" she
said ;:'" and do, ladies and gentlemen
;'Want anything? I thought they'd ()V
-ery% thing they-wanted, Mr. Daniel,"
" 0," .cried Daniel, ,, " you must be off,
yoult now, They'll be comingin a min
ute,: and they'd be shocked to see a rag
ged little heathen like you. This is the
Pulpit, where the minister stands and'
preaches to.'em ; , and there are the pews,
where they.,sit to listen to, him, or to gq,
ever, Just as lam I" she cried, "But,
you're going away, I know;; . and I'ni
never to coma again, or yotell set the
Pollee mi me !" '
";Yes," said- the coffee-stall keeper,
very's'oftly, and looking round to see if
there were any other ragged children
'within sight; "if you'll promise not to
come again for a whole week, and not
to tell anybOdy else, you May come
once more. I'll, give you one other
treat; but you must be off now."
} '.l'm oft; sir," she said sharply; "if
ypti've an errand I could goon, I'd do it
.all right, I would. Let me carry some
'of your things." 4
• "No, no," cried the man; " you, inn
.away, a : gOOd girl'; and mind! I'm
:not to see y ou 'aidin for a whole week."
", "All right I" answered Jess, setting
oirdor the rainy street at a quick
run, a' if to show her willing agreement
to ;the - bargain ; - while the coffee-stall
'keepekotith• many a cautious, glanee,
around hiin, removed hisstock,in-trade
to Ora coffee house
,near Aland, and
Was seen no more for the rest of the
day in the neighborhood of the railway , '
The bargain, on jeSsica's part, tins
faithfully kept and though the.solemn
and silent man under the dark shadoW
of the bridge looked.out for her:every
morning, as he served his customers; ho
caught no glimpseaf her wan face and
thin frame, But when the *appointed
tithe was finished, she presentedherseif
at the stall, with her hungry eyes fas
tened again upon the of 'buns and
bread Lind butter, whieh were fast dis=
appearing before the ; demands; of the
btiyrs4 .The business was at its height;
and the famished child stood 'quietly on
, one side watching for the throng to
aiVay. But a9' soon' as the nearest
chnreh''clock had chinied- eight,' she
dreW a little nearer to the stall, and at
a signal from its owner she slipped be
tween the trestles of his stand, and took
up her former position on
. the empty
basket. To his eyes she seemed even a
little thinner, and certainly more rag
ged, than before; and he laid a whole
bun, a stale one which was left from
yesterday's stock, 'ipon her lap, as she
lifted the cup of ci flee to her lips with
both her benumbet hands.
" What's your name ?" she asked,
uj) to him 'vith her keen eyes.
• Iv n . "••• . •s•
as if•he Was reluctant to tell So mnch of
himself; "my christened name is'Dan
\nd .-( Wbere do you live, Mr. Daniel?"
" oh ! Come now !" he exclaimed, "if
you're going io•be imps dent, you'd bet
ter-march Mt What usiness is it of
yours where I• live? I don't want to
know where you live, I can tell you."
• "'I didn't mean no offence," said Jess,
humbly; "only I thought I'd like to
know where a good man like you lived.
You're a very good man, aren't you,
I . don't know," he answered, unea
sily ; " I'm afraid I'm not." t
" Oh, but you are, you know," eon
tinned Jess. " You make good coffee;
prime ! and buns, too! And I've been
watching you hundreds of times•befordf
you saw me, and the police leaves<you
alone, and never tells yoli to move on.
Oh, yes, you must be a very good man."
Daniel a sighed, and fidgeted about his
crockery with a grave and occupied
as if he were pondering oVerthe child's
notion of goodness. Ile madegood eof
fee, and the police left him alone ! It
was quite true; yet still, as he counted
up the store of pence which , had accu
mulated in his strong canvas bag, he
sighed again still more heavily. He
purposely let one of his pennies fall up
on the muddy pavement, and went on
Counting thereof busily, while he fur
tively watched the little girl sitting at
his feet. Without a shade of change
upon her small face, she covered the
penny with her foot, and drew it in
carefully towards her, while she contin
ued to chatter finently to him. For a
moment a feeling of pain shot a pang
through Daniel's heart; and then he
congratulated himself on having en
trapped the young thief. It was time
to be leaving now; but before he went,
he AyOuld make her move her bare foot,
and disclose the penny concealed be
neath it, and then he would_ warn her
never to venture near his stall again.—
This Was.her gratitude, he thought; he
had given her two 'breakfasts, and more
kindness than he had shoWn to any fel
loWt creature fo'r many a long year ; . and,
at the first chanee, the young jade tam
ed iipon'him and robbed him ! Hewas
Weeding it over painftilly in his mind,
when Jessica'A uplifted face changed
suddenly, and a dark flush crept over
her pale cheeks, and the tears started to
her eyes. She 'stooped down, and Pick.;
lug up the coin from amongst the mud,
-she rubbed it bright and clean upon her
rags, and laid it upon the. stall close to
hishaud, but without speaking a word.
Daniel looked down upon her solemnly
" What's this?" be aOked.
" Please, Mr. Daniel," s le answered
it dropped, and you didn't hear it."
Jess," he said, sternly " tell meal
"Oh, please," she Bobb l ed, "I never
had a penny of my very Own but once;
and it rolled close to 1113' foot; and you
didn't see it, and I hid it up sharp ;4
and then I thought how kind you'd
been, and how good the coffee and buns
are, and how you let me warm myself
at your fire;—and pleas.,, I pouldnq
keep the penny any longer. You'll
never let me come again, I guess."
Daniel turned away for a minute, bu
sying himself with putting his cups
and saucers into the basket, while Jes
sica stood by, trembling, with the large
tears rolling slowly down , her cheeks.
The snag,' dark corner, with its warm
fire of charcoal, and its fragrant .mell
of coffee, had been a paradise to h r for
these two brief spans of time; bu she
had been . guilty of the sin which v ;bald
drive her from it. All beyond the rail-
wa r y: arch the Streets stretched away,
cold and dreary, with no friendly faces
to Meet hers, and no warm cups of. cog.
fee to refresh her ;, yet she was only lin
gering sorrowfully to hear the words
spoken which shouldlorbid her to re,
turn to this.pleasant spot. Mr. Daniel
turned round at last, l and met her tear
fillgaze with a look !.f strange emotion
upon his own solemn' face.
"iJess," he'said, " I could never have
done it- myself. But you may come
here every Wednesday morning s as this
to sleep, may be ; and that's the organ
to play music to their singing. There,
I've told you everything, and you must
never come agairi, never."
" Mr. Daniel," said Jessica, don't
know nothing about IL Isn't there a
dark little :corner somewhere that I
could hide in VI
•" No, no," interrupted Daniel, impa
tiently, " we couldn't do with such it
little heathen, with no shoes or bonnet
on Come, now, it's only a quarter to,
the time, and somebody . 'will be here in
a minute. Rini away, de !".
Jessica retraced Tier step's slowly..to
the'crimson door, casting many a look
backwards ; but Mr. Daniel stood at the
'end of the aisle, frowning upon her
whenever she glanced behind. She
gained the lobby at last; but already
some one' was approaching' the chapel
door, and beneath the lamp at the gate
stood one of her natural enemies, a po
liceman. Her heart beat fast, but she
was quick witted, anti in another in
stant she spied a place of concealment
behind one of the doors, into which she
crept for safety until the path should be
clear, and the policeman prissed on up 7
on his beat.
The congregation began to arrive. 1 ,
She heard the rustling of silk dresse ,•
and she could see the gentlemen and l '
dies pass by the niche•between the door
anti the post. Once she ventured to
stretch out a thin little finger and touch
a velvet mantle as the wearer of it swept
by, but .no one caught her in \ the act, or
suspected her presence behind the door.
Mr. Daniel, she could see, Was very busy
ushering people to their seats ;.but there
was'a startled look lingering upon his
face, and every now and then ho peered
anxiously into the outer gloom and
darkness, and even once called to the
policeman to ask if lie,liad seen a rag
ged child hanging about. After a while
'the organ began to sound, and Jessica,
crouching down in her hiding place,
listened, entranced, to the sweet'music.
Slie could not tell what made her cry,
but the tears came so rapidly that lt was
of ;no use tO rub the ;corners of leer ey4
wit h her Bard knucklesi so she lay
(16wn upon the ground, and buried 116:
lace in 11m-hands, and wept withoutr -
straint. When the singing was ove ,
she could only catch a • confused sound
of a voice: speaking. The lobby was
empty now, and the crimson doors were
closed. The policeman also had walked
on. This was the moment to escape.—
She raised herself from the ground, with
a feeling of wearinessand sorrow ; and,
thinking sadly of the light and warmth
UOU ca, z , tves r nt.clipas •.3,,A, irst , e, 4.6.-.lldi Anal
RIO music that were within the closed
darkness of the streets, and loitered
homewards with a heavy heart.
PEEPS INTO FAIRY LAND.
It was not the last time that Jessica
concealed herself behind the baize coy
ered.door. She could not overcome the
urgtint desire to enjoy again and again
the secret and perilous pleasute; and
Sunday after Sunday she watched in
the dark streets for the moment when
she ccmld slip in unseen. 'She soon lear
ned the exact time when Daniel would.
he occupied - in lighting up, before the
policeman would take up his station at
the entrance ; and again, the very min s .
ute at which it would be wise and safe
to take her departure. Sometimes the
child laughed noiselessly to herself, tin
y' she shook with suppressed merri
ment, as she saw Daniel standing un
consciously in the ldbby, with-his sol
enin face and grave air, to receive the
congregation, much as he faded his cus
tomers at the coffee-stall. She learned
to know the Minister by si - ght—the tall,
thin, pale gentleman, who passed thro'
a side door, with his head bent as if in
deep t bought ; while the two little girls
atoutlier own age, followed him with
sedate Jolt pleasant faces. Jessica 'took
a greatnterest in the minister's chil
dren. The younger one was fair, and
the elder one was abont..as tall- as her
self, and had eyes and hair as dark ;
but, 0, how eared for, how plainly wait
ed on by tender hands! Sometimes,
when they were gone by, f-he would
close her eyes, and wonder what they
would do in one of the high black pews
inside, where there 'Am.: no place for a
ragged, barefooted girl like her; and
now and then her womiering almost en
ded in a sob, which she was compelled
It was an untold relief to Daniel, that
Jessica did not ply him with questions,
as he feared', as she came for breakfast
every . Nretiestlay morning; but she
was too Shrewd and cunning for that.,
She wished Lint to forget ;that she had
ever been there; mid by and by her
was accomplished, and Daniel was
no longer uneasy, while he was . light
ing the lamps, with the dread of .seeing
the child's wild face starting up before
him. . •
But the light evenings of summer
time were drawing near apace, and Jes
sica foresaw with dismay that her Sun
day treats would soon be over. The
risk of digWery Increased every week,
for the sun was later and later in set
ting, and there would be .no chance of
creeping in and out lIIISCWI in the broad
daylight. Already i t »eeded both watch
fulness and alertness to dart in at the
right moment in the gray twilight; but
still she could not give it up ; and if it
had not been for the fear of offending
Mr. Daniel, she would have resolved on
going until she was found out. They
could not punish her very Much for
standing in the lobby of, a chapel.
Hut Jt'S`ikft W:l4 found out before th e
dusky evenings' were quite gone. It
happened one night that the tnittister's
e hihh•en, coming early to the chapel;
saw a small tattered figure, bareheaded
and barefooted, dart swiftly up thesteps
before them and • disappear within the
lobby, They psused and looked at one
another, and then, hand in hand, their
hearts beating quickly, and the color
coining and going on their faces, they
followed this strange new member of
their father's congregation. The pew
opener Was nowhere to be seen, but
their quick eyes detected the prints of
the wet little feet which had trodden
the clean Pa.4ment before them, and in
an instant tli6y discovered Jessica crou
eh lug behind the door.
" Let us call Daniel Stanching," said
Winny, dic r ybunger child, clinging to
her sister; but she had spoken ektoud;
and Jessica overheard her ; and - before
they could stir a step, she stood ,before'
them with ati earnest and imploriiig
",0 1 don't have me drove away," he
cried ; "I' in a 'very peer little 'girl, and
it's all thti pleasure I've got. " I've seen
you lots times, with that tall gentle
man as s t ops, and I didn't think zotild.
have merove away. I don't do any
harm behind the door, and if Mr. Dan
iel finds me out, lie Won't give nie any
"Pear little girls" said the elder child,
in h:composed and demure . voice, "brat
what do you come here for, and why do
you hide yourself behind the door?"
" I like to hear the music," answered
Jessica, "and I wanted to gnd out
what pray is, and the. minister, and
God. I know it's only for ladies and
but I'd liku
and see what
fine children like you;
go inside just for once,
.0 do." • •
" You shall 'Core with as into our
pew'," cried' Winny, in an eager and
impulsive tone ; but Jane laid her hand
upon her outstretched arm, with a
glance at Jessica's - ragged clothes and
matted hair.. It was a question diffi
cult to peridestbeill. Thelittle outcast
was plainly too dirty and neglected for
them to invite her .to At side by side
with them in ttheir crimson-lined pew
and no pbor people attended the chapel
with whofn she could have a seat. But
Winny, with flushed cheeks and indig
nant eyes, looked reproachfully at her
" Jane," she said; opening her Testa
ment, and turningver the leaves hur
riedly, "thiswas papa's text a little while
ago. "For if there come into your as
sembly a man with agold ring, in good
ly apparels and thete come in also, a
poet man in vile ra merit; ansi ye have
respect to him th t weareth the . gay
clothing, and say uto hlm, Sit thou
hete in a good pi e; and say to, the
peer, Stand thou here, t or sit here under
my footstool; are . yla not then partial
in yourselves, and are become judges of
evil thoughts?' If I've - don't take the
little girl into our pew,, we 'have the
faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord -,
of glory, with respect of persos."' "
" I don't know what t0,U0," rnswered
Jane, sighing ; "the Bible see s plain ;
but I'm sure papa would no like it.
Let us ask the chapel-keeper.'
4 0, no, `no," cried Jessica, "don't
let Mr. Daniel catch melhere. I won't
cotne:again, indeed ;, and I'll promise 1.
not to try to find Out about God and i
-the minister, if you'lr only let me go." '
" But, little girl," said Jane, in, a
sweet but grave manner, "we ought to,
teach you about God, if you don't know
hide. Our papa is the minister,_ . and if
you'll come with us, we'll .ask him
what we must do." •
" Will Mr. Daniel see me?" asked
`f Nobody put papa is in the vestry,"
answered Jane, "and he'll tell us 611- 2 -:
yoU and us ' what we ought to do.
You'll not be afraid of him—will. you?"
"No," saic Jessica, cheerfully, fol
lowing the irinister's children, as they
led her along the side of the chapel to
wards the vestry.
“ He is notSuch t a terrible personage,”"
said Winny, looking encouragingly, as
Jane tapped softly at the door, and
they heard a voice saying, "come in,"
(To be concluded 1 - ; . i next number.)
[For tho Agitator.]
One Thousand Miles over the Rocks
of Tioga, County.
BI - ANDREW SHERWOOD,
AS:SISTA:IT GOSLOGIST ON TUE 01110 IIinVET
TAE DEVONIAN AGE CONTINUED.
" Thou shalt be its league with the stones of the Sold-',
My readers will remember that my
last chapter referred' to, the Devonian
rocks taken collectively, and to the po
sitteis which some of the higher beds
° l l Yin the county of Tioga. In this
chitchit i et I wish to speak more particu
lar] ,of the Chemung group. . 1
he rocks of this period, in Tibga
county, consist of shales, sandshSnes
and impure limestones, having for the
most part a grayish color; and the thick
ness of the beds which are exposed is
not far from 800 feet. It forms the sur
face rock at Covington, Mansfield, Tio
ga, Mainsburg, Roseville, Lawrence
ville, Knoxville, Westfield and Wells
boro. S At the latter place it is exposed
in . the banks of the creek; a few rods
from the Court House, where it abounds •
in organic remains. Carbonized stems i .
of . plants are not uncommon, and ma- .
rine shells exist here by countless mill
ions. One species, a broad-winged epi
became _extinct before the close of
the Carboniferous• Age, and is not rep
resented in modern seits l This locality
is 1600 feet lower, geologically, than the
coal measures On Wilson's creek. '
At Mansfield, there are a number of
points wliere rocks of the Chemung pe
riod may be studied to advantage. In
deed, I doubt,whetlier there is another
locality on the continent where the
rocks of "thisage are better developed.
Many of the bedS are composed almost
entirely of foSsil - remains, and must
have required unreckoned centuries for
their accumulation. The Mansfield iron
ore is an example of this. It consists
mainly of shells, and probably derived
its iron from the ocean of the. period, in
which it was held in a state of solution.
One of the most abundant fossils in this
ore, is a species of. productus—a kind of •
shell which was covered, with • little
sharp spines., The bed which is work=
ed, three miles west of Mansfield, 18650
feet, above the river, by actual 'measure-
went, and is 100 feet belbw the Catskill '
formation, according to Professor Rog
ers. The dip, which is here very slight,
rapidly increases about a mile farther to ‘
the north, and the bed passes beneath
the Tioga, river at Lamb's creek. The ,
same vein is exposed on lands of Win.
C. Ripley, near the strew lait - named.
It is also present on the 1
nor i h side of
Mann's creek, on lands Jalt. R. Wit- ,
son, but has not been open d at this
point. On the opposite side f the riv
er, on lands of the same gentleman, the
ore passes insensibly into limestone,
with only twenty per cent. of iron. 'This - -
bed is about fOur feet in -thickness, and
is the best stone for the manufacture of
lime ye V discovered in the county.. It •
Producei an excellent article for enrich
ing lAD(si and would make a cheap but
valuabl fertilizer'for all
clay for wheat. It also makes it stroll
ger and more durable wall than thelime
which comes front Rhode Island. Thro'
the enterprise of the owner, considra
ble quantities have been manufactured
'at different times, and several hundred
tons of the rook have been used as a
flux in the iron furnaces. at IllcsBbillrg.