The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, April 27, 1870, Image 1

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t ur special Notices •15 cents per lino; Editorial or
Local 20 coats per line. "
Trsuileut advestlitingidnirr be paid fur in advance.
sz.Justice Blanks, Coastal,lo Blanks, 'Deeds, Judg
ment Notes; Marriage Certificates, &c., on band.
Tim Odder
Loupi laud Fancy Job Printers. All work
Ftly and neatly executed.—.. Jan. 1, 1870:
Smith & Merrick,
Attorneys .1c Counselors at Lay. Insurance,
Bounty and Pension Agency, Office on Alain
Street, Wellsbore Pa, opposite Union Block.
Jan. 1. 1870. IV. SIIITII.
Seeley, Coatosk, Co.
knoxville; Tioga, County, Pa.—
Receive money on deposit, discount noses,
sod sail drafts on New York City. Collect
ions promptly rnado.—Dee. 15, 1869-Iyo,
w Jno. W. • Adams) •
Attorney and Counselor at Law,l4lausfielA, Tiogo.
county, Pa. Collections 'promptly attended
to. dan.l, 1870,
Jno. I. Mitchell;
Attorney and Counselor at Lati, Claim, and In
tome Agent. Office over Kress' Drug Store,
adjoining Agitator Otlido, Wollaboro, Pa.
Jan. 1, 1870.
Wilson it-Niles,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Will attend
promptly to business entrusted to their care in
the counties of Tioga and Potter. Office on
tee Avenue. Jan. 1, 1870.
John W. Guernsey)
Attornoy and Counselor at Law.- All business
entrutocl to him will be promptly attonded to.
Otfico 2d door Booth of /farina's Hotel, Tioga,
Tioga County, Pa.-:--Jan. 1, 1870. , •
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Win. B. Smith,
ineib, Bbanty Ina Insuranco Ageat.. Com
ranniaations sent to\ the above addrose will ro
o.tve prompt attention. Torthe .4lerate,
Kamilla, Pa.—Jan: 1; 12370.
Seymour & Ifortoti,
Attornoye and Counselors at law, Tioga Pa.
All business entrusto4 to their ogre will receive
prompt attention.
j. 11. SEYMOUR
W. D. Terbell & Co.,
wholesale Druggists, and dealers In Wall Paper
Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass, Perfumery:\
Paints, Oils, &u.,'4c.—Curnin'g,ll. 1 '7u.
D. Bacon, M. b. )
Pcysiciau.and Surgeon. till attend promptly
tu all calls.,Office on Grafton Strout, iu roar of
the Moat ate, Wollatioro.L-Jan. 1, 1870.
E. S. rerldhs, M. D.,
iiit.e.tfully announces to the citizens of Bait
Charleston and vicinity, illative would be grate
nil for their patronage Jan. 1, 1070.
' A. M. Ingham,
Iluinueupathist, Office •at his Residence on the
Avenue.—Jan. 1, 1870. • ,
Geor4 . e 'l‘Tigner
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Taller. Shop first dpor n9rth of Robcrrts at Bail
ey's Hardware Stow. C9tting, Fitting and Re
pairtagdona promply tad well.—Jan.l, 1870,
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Jolat Etner,
Tailor and Cutter. ;Strop opposite Dartt'a Car
riage Shop, Alain 'St., where ho ia , propiarod to
do work promptly and neat—Jan. 1, 1870.
Thomas, 11. ,Bryden,
orreyor and Druftstuttu. Orders left at his
room, Townsend House, Wellsburo, will meet
with prompt attention.- I Jan. 1, 1870.
• RI E. COI:1kb
)ctler fit Clocks and Jewelry, Silver and Plated
Ware, Spectacles, Violin Strings, cto. Watch
ts slid Jewelry neatly repaired. Engraving
done in plalnEnglish and German.—Manstlold,
Ps., Jan. 1, 1870.
Petroleum House,
Teettield, Pa., Or.o. Cboss, Proprietar. A now
llotol conducted ( 1 / 2 ci the principle of live and
let live, for the edouttnodation of the public.
Jan. 1, 1870.
Tioga County, Pa.. Good stabling attach
d, and nn attentivo hostler always in attend
anco. Om IV. Hazlett, Pro 'r.--,Jan. 1, 1870.
Hill's Hotel,
lficgtiold Borough, 'Boca Co , Pa. 1;1. G. Hill,'
,Proprietor. A now and commodious building
:nth all the modern improvements. Withp
cliy drive of the •bost hunting and fishing
oi.)oods in Northern Penn'o.. Conveyaheos
Idnurtied,. Torras moderate.—Jan. I, 1871).
Smith's Hotel,
Lop, Pa,, E. M. Smith, Proprietor. House in
?,)1 condition to accommodate the traveling a superior manner.—Jan. 1, 1870.
John *chaos)),
Dtiler in Vermont -aria Italian Marble, mann
'Allard. of Monuments, Tomb• Stones, &0., cot Market and Cedai,Sts.. Corning, N. W. Al
Tier! promptly and neatly executed. An
ir , 3- Vin Dustin, Agent,—Jan. I, 1870.
Farmers' Hotel.
U.MONROE, Proprietor. This boos°, formerly
occupied by E. Fellows, is conducied on tem-
Feracce principles. jr-cry accommodation
t,r man and beast. Chargesreationnble.
!larch 30,1370 —IL
tar'lE,X.E 04-10111LIC2
NIVI. SEARS, PrtovnieTon
WHERE delicious Ice Cream, French Con
feotionary, All kinds of fruits in their
tat`-An, a nice dish of 'Tea, Coffee, or Chocolate,
Oysters in their season—can ho hod at all
served in the host style. Next door be
tiv Roberts A: Bailey's hardware Store, Main
W elleboro, Jan. 1, 1876.1-1
1 1111,KNESS & RILEY,
B 0 0 2 AZi) SHO' MAKERS.
o,fr' it- Van Vtithenburg's Store, in the
room lately occupier! by Ilenj. Seeley.
BOOTS AND SHOES of all* inds tondo to
order and in tho bast manner.
Rs i"Allti.NGof all kinds donepronaptlyand
P , l l .‘'(;iye us a call .
IVlnboro, Jan. 1, 1870.-13.
Notice. •
J he Cliarlotou School Directors will meet at
14 AY ( /lig's echool house in Charleston, . t. on the
43 ,3' of April 1870, to hiro teachers end ono.
tt for Rood. Contrast For wood-at In
2. 1 . litre teachers at I o'clock t.
F eathers aro requested to bring their cet\tifi..
April 13, 1870— try BAILE Y,
w ec'y.
W lb° genuihich can only be done by Wrocurln g good
, genuine seed. thalio a fe Oats , w bushels u hielk t
genuine Ramsdell Nor Way I
!tilt !ell at ;1..5 per Bushel. I also ha ''e for sale
'te juttly celebrated Buckley Seedling ""°'
i'eedlin g fro m this chili at $ 3 per bushel.
The. Petatoe s
'"in In Middlebun ca be procured !Ism, and at my
Middlebury, Pa.
. Apra 13, 1870-m L. 0. BENNET.
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Points of Excelgence.
Beauty and Ela,sticit7 of Stitch.-
Porloetilda.nd Siatplicity,ol Maebinory.
Wink both thrifids directly frdi4 thp spools.
No tadeening of. seams by bandrund no waste
of thread. .
Wide:range of application witiput change) of
The Beam retains its beauty and firmness tif
ter washing and irouibg.
Betides doing all kinds of work done by other
Sewing Machines, these Machines execute the
most beautiful and permanent Embroidery and
ornamental work.
/""r•rtie highest Premiums at all the fairs
and exhibitions, of the• United Sfates and
Europe, have been awarded the drover 4 baker
Sewing' Machines, and the work done by them,
Wherever exhibited in competition.
y`The very lighost prize; TILE CROSS
OF TIIp LEGION'OF 'IIONOR, was conferred
on the representative tef tho Grover & Baker
Sowing Niachinos, at thkExpositien Universeße,
18117, thus attestillg, their groat supOrior.:
ity over all other Sowlngi Machines
„Jan. 1, 1870-tt.
Near Tobacco Store ! •
(PILE subscriber has fitted up the Store first
door east Thomas Harden'S dry goods store,
for the manufacture and Bale of
CIGARS, (all grad Fancy and Co . ranzon
SMOKING _MB A CC o;Miehig . a_n Fine Cut
CHEWING, and all kincliV
PLUG TOBACCO, PIPES, and,theckoi-
Gest Brand of CIGARS.
52f3.- Cell and see for yourselves.
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 1870—ttf.
New Tannery.
TIIE undersigned has fitted up the old Foun
dry building, near the Brewery, Wollabor°,
and 14 now prepared to turn out fine calf, kip,
cowhide, and hiiiness loather in the best man
ner. Hided tanndd on shares. Cash paid for
hides. M. A. 1)1.111.1F.
Wellaboro, Jan: 1,1870.
WelLsboro Bakery,
j J. BURGIN would say to tho citizens of
WeWhom and vicinity that ho is pre
pared to supply them with
of the best quality. We also serve meals to
those wh o wish.. OYSTERS Oalways. on hand,
for'sale, end served if desired. Call at the old
Steve's' stand. , J. J. DERAIN.
Feb. 9, 1970-Iy.
T RAVE twenty-five bushels; of tho gormino
L Ramsdell Norway oats, being part of fifty
busholc raised from one bushel sowing. The
seed from which t t he above (nits *two reined,
wale bought in
,Nifir York Cit' from the Eolo
agtinto of the genuine •Ramodell iNorwny. Oats.=
Price. $6 per bushel. Address,
• Feb. 10. '7o—tf. • Welleboro, Pa.
/ BORDEN keeps constantly on
jir hand: Pure Drags and Medicines,
r Chemicals, Paints and Oils, Lamps,
Stationery, Yankee Notions &c.
Tiogn, Jan. 1,1870.-1 y
1.870. FOR SALE. 1870•
(formerly B. C. Wlekhrim's Nursery)
40,000 Apple Trees,
10,000 Pear . Trees. -
A gcud supply of PLUM, PEACH, CH EItRY
Tho Fruit trees are composed of the eboioest
varieties, go'od, healthy, some of them large and
in hearing. Any ono wishing to got a supply
will do %veil to call and see my stock before pur
chasing elsewhere. Far.. Delivered at the depot,
Wellshoro, Mansfield, Lawrenceville and Bless
burg, free of charge. All'orderspromptly filled.
Address, T. D. STONE,
Tioga, Pa,
L93e. 8, 1889-ly*
Get the Best:
, Mrs. A'. d. SOFIELD, is agent for that eu
perior SEWING MACHINE, the
which everybody likes who tries it. E It is q beau
tiful Machine, never . gets out of order with fair
usage, sews rapidly and strong stitch, aitd o is
perfectly, noiseless.
;At-illachines renr\b, ed ) y the week. -
Nov. 1889-tf. I 'Mrs. AJ. SOFIELD.
House and Lot for Sale
SOUTH of lllarnsfiold, Tioga &minty, Pa , ith
in easy walking distance of the chinches,
State N..rmal School, ko. House in good order;
good size, and convenient. Excellent well and
cistern wafer close to the door. Lot cootaios
about 11 acre, and has a number of choiemsfruit
trees, grape vines, ite. A pleasant and desirable
home, aml will be sold at a low figure. Addres.3
of inquire of , J. N. BIXBY.
Matisfi'eld, 'Sidra 23, 1870. tf
House I j• Lot for Sale.
A(100D House 'and barn, on a lot of two
acres, within ten tainntes walk of the
Court Muse, Wellsborn, is offered for sale. In
quire of John 1. Mitchell. Esq.. Wel!shorn.
.Tan. 2.5, 1970-tr.
Fsr safe by
March 16, 187071 E
It EMbruces Fott'rr YEARs ILLCOLLICLI vet of his Rosy
Lire, as a Merchant, Manager, thinker, Lee turer and
snowman, and gives accounts of his ItopIkLMINeUL,
his Failure, hie Successful European Tours, and im
portant Historical and Personal Reminiscences, To'
plete with Humor Anecdotes and Entertaining NOITII-
Iive, No book published so acceptable to nil ClLL.lien.
Eiers ono wants it. Agents are selling from bit to 100
a meek. We offer extra terms.' Oar Illustrated Cale
Inane anti Coma to Agents ?t ut free.
.i , tt.ntiltit & CO., IV hers, Ilartfurd, Coon.
I. have a quantity °Costly li n oset [thigh I ,hill
warrant genuine, also; Clyinni, Dresses . Po
litic, Excelsior :mil several other varieties which
will be sold at reasonable prices.
April 13, 187041* Wm. HARRISON. .
- . . WELLSB
Wg. u. AR ItErla ORG. , 8.1.3113111. LINN.
ArMStr on g & Linn, , i -- 1
4ug. 4,1869-Iy.
1 , ,‘,..
, ti t I • ANDREW FtlLleir;*
, .
-• ' who has tont , been estitb 7 '
' ' I
' . ,Y ue
v 0 1 fleas Welh3borci, has al
e 1.°11:;`" wags on sale; various
. ~
kinds and prictsi. of
With most other articles usually kept in such
establishment, which is sold low for
Repairing done neatly, and promptly, and on
JaiMary b, lB7o—iy.
can save a good percentage, as we lutist make
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,Tpal Watchmaker and Jeweler,
• A hirgo assortment of
2.7Zaj" Engraving done in any style.
Corning, Deo. 15, 18119, A. D. DUDLEY,
ly. • No, 10, Market St.
"EIXEOUTORS'.I3OTICE.—Lettera Testatnen
j tary Vaving boon granted upori the last will
and testament of John Levergood, deceased,
ltite,of Liberty, all persons indebted to or claim
ing against said estate, are requested to settle
Liberty, March 2 . 51,4570..6t txcers.
WE' the undersigned do hereby say to all—
that we have tried this machine, and
think it far supolior to any we ever saw. It
washes complete, and works with perfect ease—
only requiringnbout one' tenth the labor ft
. osoar
mon washers. We Chink cheap, simplel'and
durable. • It does not wear thii clothes, but sim
ply cleanses from all dh - t. And we ekeerfally
recommend it to all; it being now canvassed for
with great success. March 2,1870. 8t
Mrs. Jerome Smith, Mrs. William Mittbers,
" Mary A Dewey, " George Parker,
" Christina Watkins, " Nettie Wtitkips,
" " ' P. C. Van Golder.
Mr. M. 0. Sutton is the only authorized Agent
is this Mar. 2-6 t.
Tioga Marble Works.
TripHE unde.rsigned is now prepared to our.
cute all orde'rs for Tomb Stones and Mona
wants of either
of the latest style and approved workmartsbit
anddwith dispatch. -
lie .keeps constantly on band both kinds Or
Marble and will be able to snit all who may fa
vor him with their orders, on as reasoniible terms
as can be obtained in the country.
tion,Jan. 1 - , 1.1010-tf."' •
3 nflil CORDS hemlock hark, at the Tioga
tannery. ,For good, merchantable
bark. four feat long, an'd cured, live' dollars
per cord will he paid. if delivered bafore.Nov.l;
1,170. , JOHNSTON tt, LO WELL.
TiOpt, March 23, 1870. Bw
3 00() CORDS hemlock bark wanted:at
tha Middlebury tinnory;—fbr
which $4 GU per cord will be paid, If delivered
iu as good couditioU and at slime time us abovet
inducemeut to peel bark, wo will huy
few hundred thousand feet of hemlock logs, de
livered at our mill, at the market price.
.0. B. LO WELL'S (kV.'
Maroh 23; 1870. Ow
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CAS "fl.
Tioga, ' Pa.
All those wishing
room for other
G 0 0 H S.
3kt). 6, ISft)-tf
The Richardson Washer
640,,. *F4DRESTJAY, AlSliti I 1870.
"gotto' (Corot-v.
'"[From Ilarpors' for b1a,.1;.),'
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^ ,'; I. , i'; , , 1 A sore. ~„: • ,
',Til Ivi . t 'the murmuring voiceorSpring'
-• . That stirs my heart and maheithe sing; -
'Tiinot the blue skies, bubling O'er
liith sunshine spilled along earth's floor;
Nor yet the flush, of bursting rase, • •
, , Nor bloom of any flower that groWs.'
' ills that long, long years ago, • • •. • .
- ,i When all the world' was *Lilting so-L• •
It le that then my chook.blusbelfroo,.' •
' . My heart boat fast for love and'yOu s'-
There was a mule in the air
1 1
X fail to And now any where... ,
, iin:d SO,: whohSpring comes wandering by,
teen the thkead of misery; _ ~, '
'kf ( trusting the promise of her,days,„ ,
_ ' I. tune my voice to sing her praise,
. And-cheat myself with the sweet pain
That lit the Spring Love blooms again.
Vigireipmeoitis gaging.
From the Hampden, (Mee.) Them
The Best Mnsic•sohool in America.
-There are ,many interested in the
ettulY:ormusic. Young ladies, goner
ally, do not regard their education com
plete, unless they are placed for a time
the instruction of competent
Music teachers, who. shall lead them on
to the respectable performance of the
vocal or instrumental. Hence we find
on eve r baud and in every place, per
sons of different classes of society, both
parents and children, reiterating the
most earnest and anxious inquiries in
relation to the subject, and the queries
are, frequently: presented before us,
"Who is the best music teacher, and
where the best place to obtain the most
thoref l iela musical instruction ?" We
have been personally interested
,in this
matter for years, and haves ourselves
- uttered the above inquiries perhaps
huladred of times. The replies received
have varied according to the locality,
the circumstances, or i lthe peculiar im
pressions of interested or uninterested
persons. Mr. A. recommended lessons
tO be taken under Mr. Excelsior, of
I Broadway, New York City. This Mr.
E. charges $25 for ten lessons of one
hoitreaeh He will give two lessons a
week. Mr. B. thought the Philadel.
p,hia Conservatory of Music the best.
I Mr. C. said there was nothing like the
"Hub," " S end your -daughters to one
of the Conservatories in Boston, there
they have the finest musical talent and
the best instructors," etc., etc. We
quired diligently about the mode of in
struction adopted by each—the terms—
and-the probable length of time itwould
take to gain a definite education in
music. The replies received were not
satisfactory. As far as we could learn,
the students in the above institutions,
have many privileges; but the teaching
is disjointed and, very, expensive. Sa
credl and secular music have an un
warrantable distinction drawn betweim
• -APcor4l:nfr to the renresenta
ti placed upon us, there is inade
quate provisions made for a thorough
and comprehensive musical education.
The sacred, secular, oratorio and ..opera
practice sewed so disjointed under the
different instructors as to threaten dis
cord-in the mind, instead of harmony
in the taste of the - pupil. We know of
'students who have had very imperfect
and confused thought of the lessons
placed upon them, on account of the
deficiency of the system adopted by
the:instructor. In many schools and
aiming many teachers there is the grbat
deficiency of a concrete system of t
stratetion—a system by which th re
shall be a harmonious growth in mu
sical knowledge—a system by which
there shall be a' spontaneous union and
coalescence of the separate parts of har-
Mony into one grand body of aesthetic
and musical culture.
We looked for years for a school or
teacher that could supply this defi
ciency. found some excellent mu
sielims, but the system of teaching
music, as generally adopted, presented
'many imperfections, And did not seem
adapted to build up a comprehensive
and perfect musical education. While
pursuing; inquiry on this subject, our
attention was called to the 'University
of Igusie; in Friendship, N. , Y., The
prospectus interested us. We wrote and
obtained further information from diff
erent reliable sources, and finally, were
so far inclined to think that this might
combine some excelleniceS of a desi
rable cearacter, that we determined to
visit the institution, and as far as our
ability would allow,
_to -examine its
claims to the confidence of the public.
If undeservingove determined to pass
it by as we have other institutions we
have visited ; but if worthy, we pro-'
posed to evince our confidence by leav
ing aitudent to receive its benefits. In
carryibg out oar plans we Were necessi
tated to start in unfavorable weather.
Some of the railroads were blocked by
snow and otherii running out of time,
hence we' took a circuitous route of mare
.than 500 miles. After continued travel
- and a sleepless night in a crowded car,
we arrived in Friendship, and proceed
ed as quickly as possible to the office Of
the President of the University. We
frankly stated our errand to Friendship,
and then found a pleasant - reception
and a ready,admittance to all the classes
and exercises of the institution. At
first, in our rounds to performances and
classes, we proceeded suspectingly,
thinking • there might be preparation
fort', grand effect to meet such transient
contingencies as unexpected visits; but
ourfurtheracquaintance with the school
al-40J the system adopted,' we' found:the
suspicion entirely unfounded, and ev
ery successive fact appearing before us,
carried home the,' conviction that the
,institution is not go% up for show„ but is
designed' and adOted to nurture an
honest, complete do'rrect, harmonious
, andlestbetie nimileafeducation. • •
•= -Dr. •Bakter, who' is at this time.the,
President of the "University of Musid,,
a man offine musifeal culture and
!]his great ability vie a theorist, composer
and performer of music isacknowlerged
. the leatlitig artists in tha',,Cotintry - .7 r -
Efe :Was called upon to lake a prominent
part in the Peace Jubilee in Boston.—
For thirty-five years he has labored un
remittingly to perfect the system of
structien in his institution, and now he
is aided in'hie work by "a full corps of
earnest and competent teachers, who
baVe grad Dated under hie system, Au
'observer cannot fail to perceive that Dr.
possesses rare qualities of mind,• fit
ting him coe the - responsible position Sie
holds.' in .Manner, M perfectly a gentle
, ,
an, in music perfectly enthusiastic— ,
quick to perceive the least defect in Qx..
ljaltloll—pronipt, active, vigorous, per-
severing , and Oheerful; mid these 4qual- .
itles appear to. electryfy the teachers
and animate the school.
In thia - University,' there are different
. ,
grades of elasSes i =in 'voice, thorough
bestir,' piano, harmony, composition, and
musical phrasing ; also in born, violin,
and all orchestral and band instruments,
commence at - 7 a. m. and close at &p.
m.,. A student tatting the full Connie US-,
ually,rteelVes fotirlessone daily on the
regular instruction days--Mondays;
Tuesdays, , Thursdays, Ara ~ F1 4 4.)9 3
Each• student,on instruments
,is .limited
to tenr hours practice, . daily. - Every
morning at fl tije whole school,' (in the
vocal:qelartMent, are required to meet
in the bail and spend half an hour in
resding,church nitislc, by note; and. half
au hotir in singing the Oratorio': at the
Creation. 'On Wednesdays the whole
Orchestra and Oratorio assemble in the
hall fin' a review and rehersel before the
President of the Institution. Every af
ternoon all who are competent to, read
notes readily in the vocal department,
meet in the hall from 3 to 4 for opera
practice, and accomplish various oth
er dedirable
It triaiy seem. 'Strange to some that one
student should e be: able 'to receive,fekii
lessoti n nt; SiC, from four d I tieren t
teachers, and* still be benefitted by
them, We went into several of the
classes and saw the secret of the suc
cess of this method. The lesSons were
so simple that any ono could compre
hend them, and . easily remember and
put them in practice, and sack succeed
ing lesson is a step in advance,—a small,
but important 'item added to the pre
ceeding,—and no student is allowed to
received the lesson in advance, till he
has fully conquered the lower elements
taught, I said to one rstudent, "You
receive more lessons here in a week
than, you would under a teacher giving
you a course of lessons, in two months;"
and the reply was returned, "Yes, and
such a teacher would not have told me
half as mall nor led me along one
fourth as well:"
I saw A. N. Johnson, the - author of
the celebrated work on Thorough Bass,
and for several years President of the
Institution. Ho spoke in the highest
terms of the merit of the school, and
signalized it as the best music school in
the country. After looking narrowly
into its arrangement, considering its
provisi 3 Ontf for proper culture, and the
facts and performances it presents, we
were constrained to entire concurrence
with such an opinion, for an its provis
ens lead to one end, viz: to give a clear,
perfect, systematic, satisfactory, com
prehensive, useful and reasonable tui
tion in all departments of music.
T. .R.
An old red house on a 4ockk shore,
with a fisherman's blue boat roekingon
the bay, and two white sails glistenlbg
far away over the vater. Above, the
blue, shining sea. •
• rtroLetias. - cycvee
day,' said Mrs. Davids, sighing.
Airs. Davids said everything with a
sigh, and , now she wiped her eyes; also,
On bor ninon. • Zile :was awtHium
with a complexion like faded seaweed,
who seemed always pitying herself.
' I tell them,'- said she ' I have had
real hard luck. My husbilmd is buried
away of I California, and my son died
1 , ; ,,
In the arm , and he is burled away
down flout . Neither of them is buried
Then she sighed again. Twice, this
time. , I
; .•
' And so,' she . continued, taking out
a pinch of bayberry snuff, ' I am left
alone in the - world. ,Alone, I say ! why,
I've got a daughter, lout she is away out
West. Sheis married to an engineer
man. And I've got two grandchildren.'
Mrs. Davids.took the pinch of bay
lii..rry, and shook her head, looking as
though that was the battiest luck of all.
' Well, everybody has to have their
pesters, and you'll have to take yours,'
rejoined Miss Persus Tame, taking a
pinch of snufl—the real Macs boy—twice
as largo, with twice as fierce an action.
'1 don't know what ibis to bury chil
dren, nor to lose a huSband ; I s'pcise I
don't; but I know what it is to be jam
met round the world, and not have a
rug o stick my head under. I wish I
hadl 11 the money I ever spent travel
ing • and that's twelve dollars,' she con
tinued, regretfully.
i •
` Why in the world don't you marry,
and have a home of your owir?' sighed
Mrs. Davids. •
Well, I don't expect to marry. I
don't, know-as I do, at my time of life.'
responded the spinster. I rather guess
my day for chances is gone by.'
You,ain't such a dreadful sight older
than I am, though,'' replied Mrs. Da
yids, reflectively..
' Not so old by two.full years,' return
ed Miss Tame, taking another pinch of
snuff, as though it touched the empty
spot in her heart and did it good. But
you ain't looking out for opportunities
yet, I suppose.'
Mrs. Davids•,sighed evasively. 'We
can't tell what is before us. There is
more than one ) in want of a wife.'
As though to point her words, Capt.
Ben Lundy came in sight on the beach,
his head a long way forward, and his
shambling feet trying in vain to keep
up. ,
Thirteen months and a: half since
Liddy was buried,' 'continued Mrs. Da
vids, accepting this application to her
words, ',and there is Captain Ben tak
ing up with just what housekeeper he
can get, and no housekeeper at all. It
would be an excellent home for you,
Persus. C'aptain Ben always had the
name of making a kind husband.'-
She sighed again,' whether from re
gret for the bereaved man, : or_ for the
multitude of women bereft of such
husband, it was 'uncertain.
By . this time Captain Ben's head was
at the door.
Morning !' said he; while his feet
'Were*:ping up. - 0 Quite an accident
51:19Wn: here 'holow the lighthouse last
night. A schooner: ran ashore ir? : the
biow, and broke afrintOliinilling wood
in leE.s than no time. Captain Tilsdale
1 8 been out looking for dead bodies ever
since daylight.'
'I knowed it!' sighed Mrs. - Davids.
heard a rushing sound sonic time
About the break.of day that waked me
out of , a - sound sleep, and knowed then
therewas a spirit leaving its body. I
heard it the night Dn.vids went, or rex
poet It must have been nearly
, at that time.'
' '` Well, T gliess it.wasn't a spirit; last
night,' said Captain Ben ;, ' for as I teas
ugoing on to say, •after searching back
nud forth, Captain Tisdale, came upon
the folk e, 'a mau and a boy, rolled up in
their wet blankets, asleep behind the
lifeboat house. He said he felt like he
could shake them for staying out in the
wet. Wrecks &Ways make for the light
house, so he s'poSed those were drowned
to death, sure enough.'
0, then it couldn't have been thein
was warned of!' returned Mrs. Davids,
looking as though she regretted it. 'lt
was right over my head, and I waked
up justna the thing was rushing past e
You haVn't heaid,- have you ?' she con
tinued, whether'or no there was any
other damage done by the gale?'
-' I don't know whether you could call
it damage, exactly,' returned' Captain
Ben; but Loziah ]hullers got so scared
she left me and went home.
.She said
she couldn't) key an d rim the chance of
another of our coast blows, and off she
Mrs. Davids sighed _like November.
' Eio you have some hard luck as wellits
myself. doh't suppose you can gei l a
housekee er tg keep her long,' said she,
dismally i
' Abel Grime's tells me it is enough
sight easier getting wives than house
keepers, and I'm some of a mind to try
that tack,' replied Captain Ben, smiling
Mrs. Davids put up her band to feel
of her back hair, and smoothed down
her apron ; while Miss Persus Tame a withered rose, and turned
her eyes modestly out of the window.
lam so. But the difficulty is, who
will it be? There are BO many to select
from it is fairly bothersome,' continued
Captain Ben, winking fast, and looking
as though lie was made of dry corn cobs
and hay.
Miss Persus Tame turned. about ab
ruptly.. The land alive!' she ejacula
ted, with such sudden emphasis that
the dishes shook on their shelves and
Captain Ben iu his chair. It makes
me as mad as a March hare to hear men
go on as though all they'd got todo was
to throw down their handkerchers to a
woman, and, no matter who, she would
spring and run toßick it up. It is al
ways Who will "I marry ?' and not
'Who will marry me?"
Why,.there is twice the number of
widders that there is widderers here at
the Pint. That was what was in my
mind,l.said Captain Ben, in a tone of
meek apology. 'There is the Widder
Keene, she that was Azuba 'Muchmore,
I don't know but what she'd do; . Lyd
dy used to thilfk everything of her, and
shOs a that rate housekeeper.'
Perhaps so,' assented Mrs. Davids,
dubiously. But she is troubled a sight
with the head complaint; I suppose
you know she is. That is against her.'
' Yes,' assented Miss Tame. 'The
Muchmores all have weak heads. And,
too, the Widder Keene, she's had a fall
lately. She was up in a chair cleaning
her top buttery shelf, and somehow one
of the chair legs gave way—it was loose
or somethin, I expect—and down she
went her whole heft. She keeps about,
but she goes with two staves.'
I want to know •if that is so,' said
Certain wan.,his,honest soul warming
with sadden sympathy. ' Thei . .widder
, has seen a sight of trouble.'
Yea, she has lived through a good
clew; un ac - -w °Man - n as: bOuldhlt Ihre
through so much, 'pears to me; but we
don't know what we can live through,'
rejoined Miss Tame.
Captain Ben did not reply, but his
reinly feet began to move to and fro
restlessly ; for hiS heart, more ready yet,
had gone out toward the unfortunate
'lt is so bad for a woman to be alone,'
said he to himself, shamblit)g along the .
shingly beach a moment after. No
body to mend her chairs, or spilt up.
her kiiidliugs, or do a chore for her
and she lame into the bargain! It Is
He's steered straight for the Whitler
Keene's, us sure as A is apple dumplin',
remarked Miss Tame, peering after him
from the window.
Well, I must admit I wouldn't have
thokht of Captain Ben's being en-a
unwed after such a sickly piece of busi
ness. But men never know what they
want. Won't you just hand me that
gum of caniphyer bottle, now you are
It is on that chest of drawers be
hind you.'
• No inure they don't,' returned Miss
Tame, with a plaintive cadence, taking
a sniff from the camphor bottle on the
way. Irowel.‘er, I don't begrutch him
to her—l don't know as I do. It will
make her a good hum, though, if she
does conclude' to make the armlike-
Meantime, Captain Ben Lundy's
head was well nigh at Mrs. Keene's
door, for it was situated only around the
first sand hill. She lived in a little bit
of a house, that lOoked ns though it had
been knocked together for a crockery
crate in the first place, with two win
dows and a rude door thrown in as after
thoughts. In the rear of this house
was another tiny building, something
like a grown-up hencoop ; an this was
Airs. Beene
where Keene carried o n, the busi
iiess bequeathed to her be . lie deceased
husband, along with flvd
dren, and ore not so small. I ut, worse
than that, one who was ' not altogether
there,' as th English say.
She was about this business now,
dressed in a primitive sort of bloomer,
with a wash tub and clothes wringer
before her, and an army of bathing suits
of every kind and color flapping 'wildly
in the fresh sea air on one side.
From a
. little farther on, mingling
with the sound of the beating skrf, came,
the merry voices of the bathers' board
eraat the great hotels on the hill.
' Here you be! Hard at it I' said Cap
tain Ben, puffing around the corner like
a portable west wind. • I've understood
you've had a hurt. Is that so ?' •
' Oh,' no! nothing to mention,' re-
turned MI'S. Keene, turning about face,
'bright and:cheerful as the full moon ;
and throwing, as by accident, a red ba
thing suit over the ttvo broomsticks
that leaned against her tub.'
Unlike Mrs. Davids; Mrs. Keene nei
ther pitied herself nor would allow any
one else to do so.
SlicW remarked Captain Ben, feeling
defrauded. He had counted - on sacrifi
cing himself to his sympathies; but he
didn't give up yet. ' You must see some
pretty tough times, 'pears to me, with
Nell a parcel of little ones, and only
yourself to look to,' said he, proceeding
awkwardly enough to hang the pile of
wrung-out clothes upon an empty line.
' I don't complain,' returned the wid
ow, bravely,. My children are not
teasoma; and Jack—why you would be
surprised to see how many things Jack
eau do, for ail ho iSn't quite right.''
_ As she spoke thus with affectionate
pride, Jack came tip'Wheeling a rough
ly made.cart filled with wet bathing
'clothes from the beach. lie looked up
at the sound of his niother's'voiec with
something, of the dank 'tenderness of
an intelligent dog. Jack . helps, ; Jack
goodiA - Oy,' said he, nodding witli a hap
py '
Yes,',Jack helps. - We don't com
plain,' repeated the mother.
would come handy, though, to
hav a man around to see to things and
kind o' provide, Wouldn't it, though?'
persisted Captain Ben.
Some might think so,!, replied blrs.
Keene, stopping her lyt,inging to 214-
'fleet a little. kßut I haven't any wish
to change 14 situation,'.she added, de.
ctdedly, going on with her work.
Sure On't?' persisted the Captain.
'Certain,' replied the widow.
Captain Ben sighed. I thought ma'
be you was havi)ng a hard row to hoe,
and I thought like enough—' .
What, be never said, except by a be
seeching glance at a cheerful widow, for
just then an interruption came from
some people after bathing suits.
So Captain Ben moved, off with a dis
mal countenance. But before he had
gone far, it suddenly brightened. 'lt
Might not be for the best,? quoth he to
himseff. Like enough not.. I ) , Vas
very careful not to commit myself, and
lam very glad I didn't.' He smiled as
he reflected on his judicious . wariness.
`But, however,' he continued I might
as well finish up this -business
There is BachuelDoolittle. Who .knows
but she'd make a likely wife ?' l l. d yddy
sot a good deal by her. She novii had
a quilting or a sowing bee but what no
thing would do but she must have Ra
chael Doolittle. Yes; I wonder I nev
er decide : o on her before. She will be'
glad of a home, sure enough, for she littE
to live around, as it were, upon her bro
thers.' 1 e
Captain Ben's feet quickened them
selves at these thoughts, and had almost
overtaken his head, When, behold ! at
a sudden turn in the road there stood
Miss Rachael Doolittle, picking barber
ries from a wayside hqsh. 'My sakes!
If she ain't right here, like - Rachael in
the Bible!' ejacuhrted Captain Ben, ta
king heart at the omen.
Miss Doolittle looked up from under
her tied down brown hat in surprise at
such salutation. But her
was increased by Captain ,Ben's next
It just came into my'ruind,' said be,
'that you w4s the right one to take Lyd
dy's place. 07ou two used to be such
great knitup, thatit will seem 'amost
like having Lyddy back again. 'No,'
be continued, after a little reflection, I
don't know of anybody I'd' rather see
sitting iu Lyddy's el air and wearing
Lyddy's things than yourself.'
Dear me, Captain Lundy, I could
not think of it. Paul's folks expect mo
to stay with them While the boarder
season lasts, and I've as good as prom
ised.rlacob's wife I'll spend the winter
with her.'
Ain't that a hard life you are laying
out for yourself?' Awl then b'um by
you'll get old or sick, MA' be, and who
le going to want you around then?—
Every,woman needs a husband of her
nasty tail:Lite. astra _
' I'm able to take eare of myself, as
yet, thanks to goodness ! \ And I am not
arab my brothers will see me suffer in
case ol\t.
sickness,' returned Miss Doolit
tle, h'er cheeks flaming up like sumac
irr October.
' But hadn't you better take a little
time to think it over? Ma'be it comes
sudden to you,' pleaded Captain Ben.
' No, T thank you. Bottle things do
not need thinking over,' answered Miss
Dholittle, plucking at the barberries
snore diligently than ever. .
I wish Lythly was here. She would
convinee you you are standing in your
own light,' ieturned Lyddy's widower
in a pttrpleXed tone.
don't ne4.kl one to coin? froln the
(lead tb show we my own mintl i ? i•etor
ted Mi;•l4 Doolittle firmly.
Well, like enough you are right,'
said Captain Ben, putting a few
sterns of bayberries in her pail ; ina'be't
would be the be:4l- I don't: . want to be
And with that he moved Of on the
whole congratulating hin►self that be
had not deeided to marry Miss Doolit
' i thought, after she commenced her
miserable gift of the gab, that Lyddy
Used to be free to admit she had a• fiery
tongue, for all they 'were such friends.
And I'm all for peace myself. :I guess,
on the whole, ma'be she ain't the one
for me, perhaps, and it'.4 as well to look
further. Why ! what In the world !
Well, there ! what have I been think
ing of? There is Mrs. Davids, as neat
as a new cent, and the master Iland to
save. She is always taking on ; and
le will be glad enough' to have some
ho •;," to look out for her—Why, sure ,
enough ! And there I was at• her house
this very day, iimi never once thought
'of her I What an old dunce!'
Dot, fortunately, this not being a sin
of commission, it could easily be recti
fied ; and direcpy Captain Ben had
turned about, and was trotting again
toward the red house on the beach.
' Pound for pcintl the best white su
gar,' he heard Mio Tame say as he got
near the door. I
• White sugar I' kepeated Mrs. Davids,
..her usual sigh drawn out into a little
groan. ' IVhite sugarJor cramberries!
Who ever heard of sliell a thing? I've
always considered Vidid well when I
had plenty of brown. 4 :
' Poor creeter !' thotglit Captain Ben.
' How she will enjoylgetting into my
pantry. Lyddy nevevomplained tilt
she didn't have enough of everything
to do with.' .Y.
And in the full ardor of his intended
benevolence, he went right in and open
ed the subject at once. But,lto his as
tonishment;lMrs. Davids refused him.
_rye seen troutlle enough already,
without my r6shit4 into more with my
eyes wide open,' sighed she,
Trouble? Why that is just what I
. was meaning to save., you,' exclaimed
the l ewiidered widower. 'Pump right
in the house, and stovil e'enaniost new.
And Lyddy never knew what it was to
want for a spoonful of sugar or a pound
of flour. And such 'a handy buttery
and sink ! ..Lyddy used to say she felt
the Worst about leaving her buttery, of
'Should thought she would, answered
Mrs. Davids; forgetting to sigh. How
ev'e, I can't say that I feel any hank--
ering after marrying a buttery. I've
got buttery room enough here, without
the trouble of getting set, up in a new
pl ace.'
Just as you say.' returned the rejec
ted, ' I ain't sure as you'd be.rxactlY
the one. I was a thinking of lotiking
for stimebody a little younger.'
NUMBER, 17. ,
`Well, here Is Persus Tame. Why
don't you bespeak her? She Is young
er, and she is in need of a good home.
I can recornmlind her, too, as the first
rate of a cook,' remarked Mrs. Davids,
Miss Tame had been sittings little
apart by the open window, smiling to
il3ut now she turned about at once.—
' I'm 1' said she, with contempt. 'I:
should rather live under an umbrella, ,
tied to a stake, than marry for a hurn.'
So Captain Ben went' borne without
engaging either wife or housekeeper.-- -
And the first thing he saw was Capt.
Jacob Deolittle's old i one-eyed horse
eating the apples - Loziah Mullers bad
strung and festooned from nailssgainst
the house to dry.
The neat thing he saw was, that,hav—
ing left a window open, the hens bad
flown in and gone to hoUsekeeping on
their own account. But they were not,
like Wm. Day ids, as neat as a new cent,
and not, also, snclf master hands to
Shoo I shoo! Get out. Go along
there with you!' cried Captain Ben, wa
ving the dish cloth and the 'poker. '
declare for't! I most ougnt to bfiven't
left that bread out on the table. They=
'ye made a pretty mess of it, audit is
every speck- there is in the - housiArtoo.
Well, I must make ado' of potatoes for
supper, with a bit of Tile and a,:mouth
ful of cake.'
Accordingly ho went to workhnild
ing a fire' that wouldn't btirn. Then,
forgetting the simple matter of damp
ers, the potatoes' wouldn't bake. The
teakettle boiled over and cracked the
stove, and after-that boiled dry and it
self cracked. Finally the potatoes fell
to baking with so much ardor that they
overdid it and burned up. And, last of
all, the cake jar and pie cupboard were
entirely empty. Loziah had left on the
eve of baking day.
The old clit 1 Well, I'd jest as soon
live on slapjaCks a sp4ll,' said Captain
Ben, when he made this discovery.
But even slapjacks palled on hia pal
ate, especially when he had them al
ways to cook for himself.
"Tain' way to live, this ain't,'
saki he at last. a
marry as ever I had to eatt
So he put on his hat and walked out.
The first person he met was Miss Penns
Tame, who turned her back and fell to•
. thoroughwort blossoms as be
'came up.
Look a here,' said he, stopping right
short, I'm dreadful put to't. I can't
get ne'er a wife nOrtie'er a lhousekeep
er, and I'm e'enamost starved to death.
I-wish you would consent to marry with.
me, if You feel as if you could bring
your mind to IL I am sure it would
have been Lyddy's wish.'
MIsS Tame smelt of the thoroughwort
'lt conies pretty sudden ou me,' she
replied. ' I .hadn't given the subject
any thought llut you are to be pitied
in your situa on.' •
„ ' Yes. An I'm - dreadful lonesome.
I've always een us . edto having Lyddy
to talk over things with, and I miss her -
st_ night_ _A.ncl I dnn't know anybody
that has her whys rn4re than you have.
Yon are a geed de4l, such a built wo
man, and you have tine same hitch to
your shoulders whenou walk. You've
got something the sane loOk to your
eyes, too. I noticed it last Sunday in
meeting time,' continued the widower,
' I do feel for y0u.. 1 A man alonels In
a deplorable situation,' ' replied I±tlisS
Tame. ' I'm sure I'd do l anything An
my power to help you.' 1 ,
' Well, marry with me, then, -That
ie what I want. We could he real com
fortable together. go for the license
this minute, and we'll be Married right
away,' returned the impatient suitor.—
' You go up to-Elder Crane's, and VII
meet you there as soon as I can fetch
Then he illirriud away, without giv
ing me a chaiice to say no,' said 'she
that was' Persus Tanic, afterward. 'So .
I had to marry, with him, as you might
say. But. I've got a first rate of a hum,
and Captain I3en makes a first rate of
husband. And he I hope, found
cause to regret it,' she added, with-a
touch of wifely pride ; ' though I do
expect ho might have had his pick
among all the single women at the
Point; but qui of them a,ll he chose mc. l
--A ilantic 3ron Mtg.
-- - -
A YANKEEi TRICK.—One of our pecu
liar, slab sided, gaunt TankeeS lately
emigrated and settled down in the
West. ' lie was the picture of a mean
man, and as he put himself to Work in
good earnest to get - his, house to rights,
the neighbors willingly lent him ahand.;
After holiad got everything fixed to his
notion, a thought struck 'him that ho
had no chickens, and he was powerful
ly fond of raw eggs. He was too honest
to steal them and to mean to - buy them.
He went to a neighbor - i rand thus accos
ted him :
" I reckon .Pou han't got no old
hen nor nothin' you'd lend me for a
few weeks, hare you neighbor?" -
" lend 'you one with pleasure,"
replied the gentleman, picking out the
(very finest in the coop.
theF , Yankee took the hen home,
'and then went t . ci, another neighbor and
borrowed a dozen -eggs. He then set
the hen, and in due course of time she
hatched out a dozen chickens.
The Yankee was again puzzled; he
could return the hen, but how was he
to return the eggs? Another idea—and
who ever Saw a live Vanken without'
otre—he would keep the hen until she
laid a dozen eg6.
This he did inid then returned the
hen and eggs to their respective owners, as he did so:
Wall, I reckon I've got as tine .a
dozen ot chickens astinu ever bad your
eyes on, and they didnt cost me a cent
nuther." i
All, this beautiful «raid ! I know
norwhat to thinK of it. Sometimes it
is all sunshine and gladness, anti heaven
itself lies "nof far off, aiid then it sud
denly changeS, and is dark and sorrow-;
foi, and the clouds shut out the;cl - ,ay
In the lives of the saddest of, us there
are bright days like this, when we feel
as if we could take the great world in
our arms. Thel come gloomy hours,
when the fire will not burn on our
hearths, and all without and within is
dismal, cold and, dark. Believe mei
every heart has its secret sorrows, which
the world knows not of, and oftimes We
cull a man cold when he is duly sad.
[H. W. LoNGITWW...
The shipments of treasure from Elfin
Finneisco o4.rerlund to New York during
the past week, was $406,000•
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