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Falls, Oct 10, 1861.
LATE AMERICAN HOUSE,
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T unVhannock, September 11. 1861.
WORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY. PA j
RILEY' WiRXFJt, PrapT.
a A3 ING resumed the proprietorship of the above ,
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render the house an agreeable place ol sojourn for !
all who may favor it with their custom.
• y epteuiber 11. 1-551.
WYOMING COUNTY, PENNA
JOHN >1 AA' \ AKI) , Proprietor,
UAVt'NG tnk"n the Hotel, in the Ilorougb of j
Tunkhanncck. recently occupied by Riley ;
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It with their custom. September 11. 1361. i
M. OILMAN, " 1
DENTIST. -vU' U g
M OILMAN. Las permanently loypted in Tnnk
-4 hanriecis Borough, and respectfully tenders his
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ALL WORK WARRANTED, TO GIVE
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Jt)ee. 11, 1861.
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M-ehvrppen. Sept. 18. 1881.
THE BATTLE OF AU
BT JOHN G WHITTIER.
. The flags of war like storm-birds fly.
The charging trumpets blow ;
, Yet rolls no thunder in the sky,
No earthquake strives below
And calm and patient nature keeps
Her ancient promise well,
Though o'er her bloom and greeness sweeps
The battle's breath of hell.
And still she walks in golden hours
Through harvest-happy farms,
And still she wears her fruits and flowers
Like jewels on her arms.
What mean the gladness of the plain,
This joy of eve and mora,
The mirth that shakes the beard of grain
And yellow locks of com.
Ah ! eyes may well be full of tears,
And hearts with hate are hot;
But even-placed come round the years,
And Nature cb-inges not.
She meets with smiles our bitter grief,
Wi h songs of groans and pain;
She mocks with tint of flowers and leaf
Tbe war field's crimson slain.
Still, in the cannon's pause, we hear
Her sweet thanksgiving psahn;
Too Bear to God or doubt or fear,
She shares the eternal calm
She knows the seed lies safe below
The fires that blast anj burn;
For all the tears of blood ye sow
She waits the rich return.
She sees with clearer eyes than ours
The g <>d of suffering born—
i The 6r s that bloss >tu :ike o. r flowers
Aui ripeo like her corn,
Oh. give to us, in times like thtse,
I The vision of her eyes; *
] An i IUOKC her fields an 1 fruited trees
; Our golden prophesies.
Oh, give to us her finer ear'
I Arvoe tins st: ruiy <wn,
We, too. wool 1 hear 'he bells of ebcer
Ring peace in 1 freedom in.
The Strange Cavalier.
BV it sYJIMi
| ' L Let nit? te'l yutir fi>r. lined, pretty la ic-
i very go-m! fur tune l< ymi, ma'aiit," ciied
: mrk eved gypsy, a- two ladies turned the
| corner o! a bt-au'ifsily M quoturtd lane,
I whtle the !a-t rays of a gorgeous sun w i>-
i uicrging into t ie more v.iluptuou, tinge of a
" Of), do let us Lave our fortune fold—l
should like to know my fortune !" exclaim
ed the younger of the ladies, who leaned upon
; the aim ol her companion,
t " N nseiise, Annette," rejoined her friend,
i and by tiiis time they had reached the spot
! wiiere the sybil was standing. Her appear
ance fully dtrnotistrated her tribe; her tace
was of the niosl swarthy hue, but interesting
in the expansion ; her eyes were jet b'ack ;
' and bet dark elf-locks, which hunt' dishevel
!ed over her neck and shoulders, was partly
concealed by a small hat that wis tied under
the chin bv a partly col. red handkerchief,
while her figute, of no ordinary mould, was
encumbered by the tattered fragments of an
I old red cloak. The ladies paused for an in
■ stant to contemplate the object before them.
" I can tell you," said she, addressing the
younger lady, ! 'what, m>yhap, you will not
like to hear. You will love, but you will
: not be loved again ; you will sigh, but n<
sigh will be returned to you; you will weep,
tears will fall on your cheek like dew on the
.' summer flower, that dries but receives fresh
Without uttering a word, the ladies now
turned, and hastily pursued their way hotne
i ward. They had wandered, attracted by
; the beauty of the evening, farther than they
had intended. The Bmvness D , for so
: we must introduce her to our readers, hid
taken under her protection Annette De M
maining branch of a noble family. The Bar
oness D had herself been left an orphan
a' an early age. She had afterward married
the Baron D , who had been dead about
j two years at the time our story commences,
! leaving her without pr geny, her only child
having died in its infancy. She had inherit
|ed her hii-band's vast estates, and was . t
this time residing in her favorite castle, sit
• uated in the must beautiful of the midland
Counties of England.
The ladies silently pursued I heir way un
til they r acluid the extensive avenue that
formed the barrier to the noble domain
Trees of regular but enormous height were
thickly studded on eiiher aide, and the Bar
"iiess frequently started at the echo of their
footstep** as she pressed forward with her
young companion. The moon had risen and
now shone in silvery brightness, while not a
Xephtr fanned the foliage, nor a whisper
j broke upon.th stillnea cf the night. They
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGHT.'VTIiomas Jefferson.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 18
had reacfied about the middle of the avenue,
when they were alarmed by the sound of
horses hoofs. Both started and fearfully
looked behind them ; the figure of a-in in on
horseback was distinctly visible ; retreat or
flight was alike impossible, for in another
uainufe a cavalier, in c-mpleie armor, and
mounted on P panting"charger, stood beside
them. In the next moment the knight
sprung from the saddle bow, and falling
gracefully upon one knee before the Baron
ess, exclaimed :
"Fair lady, deign to take pity en a stran
ger knight, who is pursued by his enemies;
even now, ' cried by, with increased trepida
tion," is a price set upon my head ; my par
ty have been defeated by some of Cromwell's
anr.v, and a number of my followers are
slain. Deign then, kind lady, to grant me
an asylum in your mansion for the night on
ly; and 1 pledge you on the faith of a true
knigh' to requite your hospitality."
" Sir Knight,"' replied the Baroness, " your
request is granted; it is enough for me to
know that you are a royaiist, and in danger;
follow us then, and I promise you a safe re
Ihe cavalier arose, and was profuse in his
expressions of thankfulness. In -ilence they
now pursued their way, until they reached
the principal entrance of the castle. The
Baroness rang at the massive portal, and in
a few seconds it was opened by an aged do
tees 1 ic.
"Morden, see that yon steed lacks not
proper food ; and for you, Sir Knight, I bid
you welcome; you need not he apprehen
sivc, 1 ain mistress here, and there is none
to thwart me."
They were n >w ushered by several domes
tics through a suite of rooms, until they
came to one hr lluntly illuminated, and fur
n'-oed in a st\ Ie of magnificence suited to
the time ; t lie w alls were of oak, rich I v carv
ed ; and the Ceiling which formed a cupola,
was-T the same maferi I. Upon a marble
pedestral stood an alabaster chandelier, in
which w.-re numerous light?. That gave a
; '>r l ane, to the whole ap.rtment. The Bir
! p >hie!y motioned her guest to a seat,
I ill I pr lei e l the supper pre-eu'ly to he readv.
W hen toe domestics had quitted the apart
liietit, she aro-e, and taking a small dv t 1
la up from a table near her, she r. qw -it
'lie f'lV li' ■ ; to f,..J ivV ll<T.
" Sir Knight," continued she, " while the
domestic* are preparing our re pas*. I will
show you where you may conce.il yourself,
and where even sit aid y it;- pursuers de
mand mi - ntrance, tliey ctnn .1 discover you."
Tne 1 turning to her young friend, she
said, in a tone of a-sunied guetv t " Anne'te,
mv I iv?, Take y >ur lyre, ii wll wii !e aw.v
the time til! our return saying (hi*, she
quitted the room, followed by the strange !
1 e\ proceeded through a ! >ng *nite nf ■
rooms wliicn u militated in a winding galle
iy ; here they paused to u d ck a door, which j
discovered a naiT >w stair ca.-e ; l avtng a*
Cended several steps, t:.ey found them -elves
111 a spacious apartment arras. It was per- i
leclly square. fhe Baroness advanced to '
m.e side of the room, and lilting the hangn g,
gently touched an unseen spring ; instantly
one of the panels disappeared, and displayed
a room 01 more spacious dimensions than the
for in. r.
'• Here, then, Sir Knight, exclaimed the '
Baroness, "you may find a safe 'fx-treat; 1
w;|l myself teach you the virtue of the spring, 1
(fiat in case of a surprise, you may, without
difficul y, find your way to this apartment." ;
Ilaviiig satisfied herself that her gue*t was
acquainted w itli the method of opening the 1
panel, the Baroness hastened to return to
the saloon, fearful that Annette might be un
easy at her absence.
The dulcet notes of the h-re reached the "
apartment. Annette expressed her joy at;
their return ; and at the request of the cav
alier, sang a ballad with exquisite pathos and
Supper was now spread 5 the Baroness cour- i
teously invited her guest to partake of the
rich viands that were set before him. The '
repast being ended, they entered into an in
teresting discussion upon the probable result \
of that kington. The discourse had lasted i
about an hour, when the hearts of all pres j
ent seemfed to stand still, as a loud knocking ■
was heard at the portal.
" Fly, Sir Knight," cried the Baroness,
hastily putting a lamp into his hand ; " your j
pur*uers are here—but fear nothing—re
member the secret spring !" The cavalier !
pressed the hand from which he took the ;
lamp, and hastily quit the apartment.
The knocking was now renewed with re
doubled violence; and the domestics were
ordered to give parley. It was, indeed, s<>me
of Cromwell's party, who were in quest of
their unfortunate victim. They loudly de
manded admittance which the Baroness,
anxious to prolong the lime for awhiie, de
sired her servants to refuse. Soon, however,
they accompanied their knocking with threats
and the porter was desired to suffer them to
enter. A party of soldiers now rushed into
the hall. They soon found their way to the
saloon, where the Barontss and Annette
were seated in trembling agitation. The fol
ower* of the party, who seemed the chief in
command, now spoke—
" We believe you to be the Baroness D—,
and as auoh take you to be an adherent of
CII.IIIB Stuart : we, therefore, command you
in the ttarpe of the commonwealth, instantiv
to deLver up him yon have concealed within
these walls. Tfiis s our G nerafls pleasure."
You are correct in the conclusion you have
formed of me," rejoined the Baroness;" but
he whom v< u seek is not here ; b it go," she
continued, you have access to every pari o
No sooner had the Baroness ceased speak
ing, than the soldiers quitted thw room tu
commence their search.
About an hour elapsed, during which
time thu two ladies sat in a trembling state o
anxiety and apprehension. At length a heavy
tread announced the return of the besiegers.
Their voices were raised as if in deep alter
cation ;as they approached the saloon t
sunk into audible murmurs, accompanied by
muttered threats arid imprecations. The
leader of the Land rc-entere; the apartment
and said, •' we find that we have been mista
ken, lady; but beware that you do not bar*
bor an} traitor, for you would sorely repent
The man then quitted the room, and com
manding the soldiers to follow him, the p_>r
lal once more closed upon the unwelcome vis
itants. The Baroness having assured herself
that peace was restored, hastened to that part
of the castle where she had ecu;ed the unfor
tunate mrangcr. As she trod along the spa
cious apartments, she often paused to iiMen
and in imagination sloe thought she could hear
the dreadful imprecations thai had escaped the
soldiers; hut ail was still,-and she r<.aeh d
the door <>f the captive knight.
Great was the cavali. r's j iy at b. lio'ding
• ber, and pr fa- ly did he pour t' rth his ei
pres*ions of thankfulnefea to his deliverer.
Tliey continued to converse upon what had
' pa*sed lor some time, alter tliey had reached
liie saio 11. Tin Barone.*s posted two ■ f her
domestics in the g"eit hall for the night, 111
Case of a second ahum; a: I>J her guest entreat
ed permis-ion to watch with them, hu? this
Ins kind hostess would not c nseut to. Tin \
now -ep.nrated f. r the night.
Tho m xt morning when they met at the
breakfast t a lilt*. ?S ey lecapitulateil trie eVetr*
■ •! the proceeding night, and a general thank*
. giv ng was • litie.l tn that P our which ha
■a : protected them. If He Hpixini ** and n< 1
j i-:■>. ii in 1 1 :•! been ctiarmed witfi the et
-1 gciot dt p. timet t < f yn;] a Clival.l r ..n (he | ix
vio i.* 1 uning, they were now not le>* defigfil
ed a' the graceful p 6i*n of his manners, ami
t tie refined mtelligenve ;! r.: pervaded fu* con.
VM r*at:oii. YYiivii breakfast was over he pre
pared to depart ; but in Lar<.ne.*s so Wanuli
urged the tnce-*U\ . ? io* re raining until lii
puistier* had quirted the preciuts of trie cis
tie aui so S'roiiglv animadverted upon re
pr. babihty thai si-mesecret emniissari mig! t
he lyii g in Wait for him, that he Consented to
remam lor a few days.
X lie time j a*std uninUii nplcrily in agrna-
He a:d init r-tiii|r disc ur*e, wtii.-h nag occa
sionally varied by the swett tone* of tie
Iv re, to which Annette sang in strains of
toushing melody, and at the request of 11.
stranger would frequently repeat her lav. Ii
was on the fi:ih day of I(IH knight's s<J urn o
the CI.S ie. '1 lie Bar'in ss, Aiuieite, a..d H>-
Cavalier were all seated in the saloon, watch
ing the shades of evening closing around
" To n; rrow, my kind frietnis, I must de
p.nri," exclaimed tlie knight ; "by dawn of
day my steed must be in readiness," and, con
tinued h?. adrcssitig the Baroness, at tha
same time unclasping from hts neck a goli
chain exquisite workman-hip," let tne pre
sent you with tlits, and remember that you
may claim everything at my hands, for my
debt to you cannot easily be repaid." Say
ing this, he imprinted a kiss on the hand
that was extended toward him.
On the following morning, at dawn of day.
Mordeii was in the court yard, holding the
bridle rein of the noble charger. In an in
stant the knight had vaulted in his saddle ;
the old porter presented the stirrup-cup.
then gave the parting benediction. The
knight gave one glance at the window
where stood tke Baroness and Annette, who
who had both risen at an early hour in com
pliment to their guest;—thrice he saluted
the fair inmates—in another minute the horse
and his rider had disappeared.
It was on the 20th of May, 1661, that the
Barone-s and her friend were seated at an
open window in the spacious library* j the cas
tle clock had tolled the hour of noon—the
then accustomed dinner hour for all persons
" We must begin our j'-urney to-morrow,
dear Annette," exclaimed the Baroness," for
I would behold our Monarch's triumphal en
try to the thrme of his ancestors ; and who
knows," continued she, as she irazt-d anxious
ly upon her young friends pallid countenance
—" who knows but what we may see him
who once sought shelter within these walls ;
such an event would, I know, give my dear
Annette spokp not; but a pale blush over
spread her fine features ; still she remained
silent. The remainder of the day was spent
in making preparations for their departure.
On the following morning, the two friends
attended by a tram of domestics, set out for
the metropolis ; and at the expiration of a
week, during which nothing particular hap
pened, arrived at the entrance of the vast city.
It was on the very day that the populace
were assembling" to welcome their sovereign.
I ritimpbal arches, decorated with flow, r-?
and interspersed with oak hoiigtis, were rais
e-l across the road, and at intervals thr >ug
every street. The windows in all the ni*e
were adorned with garlands, or hung <viih
Costly draperV ; the hells of t!,e neighboring
churches were sending forth aj"Votis peak
while drums and trumpet* resounded from ev
. ery quarter. An immense ii.ultitude. I. tti m
carriage and on fie f, thronged ever av.", e
The Baroness cimmlei har ca.lc m .11 t
drive up on one side, as a deafening -'1 ut
rent the air, intimating the in anarch'- ~p
! proach—Another shout—and an-.t >-r am- inj
ed from the peopie ; all eyes were mr 1 .
one individual. Mounted on an nk-.Mn e
charger, his head uncovered, and repoiiedlv
bowing to the multi'nde, sat Char e* 11
The Baronesss' attention was suddenly call
ed to her young friend. She, too, I . ke.. tin'
way, but the sight had been too imic .1 r h *'r
—Annette de Montmorency had famtCo.
She had seen thai face hef r-; it was : e
stranger Knight—it was CH.VHI.KS S'TLAKT
LETTEK FROM MAJOR JACK DOWN
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. 18>*2
Suns: W ai, the Kernel has h.-.i *iek a 1
It is astonishin how Intel take* him !
now a day*. His con.slitiishin s.-em* n
enamost clean gone. Old Ity.. don't do nue .
g'snl, and I've tried al! sorts of medic n. bu l
j noth n seems to work well. Ti.is luj
narves were terrihully worked Up, ao he A S
so fidgetty tliat 1 koncluiled to ir. G Hi '
Cordial. ih:s c n ., j d ..if 11 'lown a goo .
i but not till after he tuk nigh •• .t . f 1 r
j five bottles full. The cn-e • ( .11 ' fi i v -
I was the recent elecshins f Oil , ! ,
j Penusylvuiy Trie &- ■1 . 1. ! i
• Sututiure, Greeley an A ■ rews ilia • c ~nly
j way to carry the elecshi .s t hi fall, w.,s ;
j sou an ein >iici|>a*iiin pi o> |aijia.*n.n ; ihi' if
1 he didn't do it, the imrty wou! 1 te c-uople'e
jiy whipped out in every 3t.it". 3 > he k> -
jcluded to try i'., hut 'Veu .ho r ■turn* cum ll>.
jv 11 never <li 1 *.*e s nri aw ;e-heg ne looking
I man. One nite ir i.eeru *llO t..id ;.ew* fr- iu
1t) i", an g. ttiii 11,1 1 1 r> r, j. .w* 11, he cu
Ito my r 001 an aXe 1 x 0 I I>o it ,1 , n' '
| 1 -truck a 'i.'ii an •■- 11 i.iy hl,it< J",
IKil l. I had Gi'". \"'* i"i- w.ii - .;n* . .<* .<
I <0- Lauds. Se* •••-■, "M .j r L •'* j . ho* o >
j 'he telegral "Hi* an see hi w ifie maj .t ■ • <
j run ai- we can be able to a em*, i 1
?\.il com a* ntgii to it a- the jump ■fa ixb
j nit.'' S) i j-f jiut on my duds an fl w •
j went. 1 lie news cum in tuck an ia-t, an a
j he f-. her at 'he telegr.tf read off In- fig .r.
■ I jilt Viii down lii my shoe, an ttie Kr ,-I
I o>mip#r*d Vm ivi ii his vn uiaj'uitie* in
Greih-y' (.rimer. 1 see he was torum ah
s. !t* of Co. r*. an fitiillv, *e* Me, ' Mlj r, we
tie gll ■ ji*i a* k nuplo'ety a* fw • w rop
San it iv era .w, 11 -tai <>f he n here. I'i
| J'-"- like o swap place* wi 1. sum ho-s j .ek\
j HII go into tin boss contract line." Ses he
| " Major, let's g<i hu a. I've seen all of this
j el pliant liuri I want t. " S-. he crammed
j io* cuit tail pocket lull of de-patche 4 , an off
we -tarted. W hen ne g- t lium,ses he," Ma
j r, inv Mdmuiisiration is the biggest failyme
tiiat eVtrtnK place in the ..istory of ihis or
eny other country. I now see tiiat jest as
plain as I ste that bottle of old rve there.—
I've listened to tlio.*e infernal tools, Suiunure
anlGreelev, ana pretty scrape they have
got me in."
Ses I, " Kernel, it ain't my natur to hit a
man wen 1e is down, or to hurt any luidy '*
fielins br referrin to the pas'." " But," s< -
I, "don't you reckoll <-t the story about
' Applyin the Principle V " Ses he, " yes, I
do, Majer, I r collect it well." " YYaf," se*
I. " now you see the result of applvin the
principle." I told you then 'hat you'd get
scorched wus than Zei.as ilumspun did in
meddlin with the telegraf, if you undertm k
to carry out the principle of Abolishin, but
you sed the thing must tcch the b ttcm, an
you was bound to put it through. Now, you
see, the people don't support you. They
don't want niggers made equal to white men,
nor ihe\ don't want 'em free 1 to be a tax on
'em. A few fellers like Greeley, whose brain
all seem to run to bran bread, an free luv, or
some other moonstruck nonsense, an some
lamed fools like Sumnure, want to try the
experiment, but they dont represent tho po •
pie. So you see, kernel that in applyin the
principal you have kicked yourself over, an
L only meiisliin it to show you that if you
lad f dlowed my advice you would not have
11a 1 these great defeats to uiourti over."
The Kernel looked very soletn, and s e he,
' Mije' - , I know I'd heen a grate deal liefer
fFifl'd followed your advice all thmnai
these trubbils, but yon -ee I had to t"> wirii
my party, an if it hud carried me to the other
side of Jordon, I 'spose I should have gone
That nite I thought the Kerne! would go
into spasms, lie was so nervous I-got some
hot water an soaked his teet in it, rubbed his
bowels with brandy, and laid flannel • n 'em
and bathed hi* temples in eamfire an rum.—
But he grew wus all the time FITTEHV I be
gan to pore the cordial down him, and then
he commenced to revive. But he didn't
-leep scarcely & wink all tote. In 'he mom
tr. he wa 4 the most limpsy piece of mankind
I ever did see. I ra'ey believe he might bar#
I term s ai.<jo RAN ANNTTAI
been tie Fin a knot lifcb ah eel lie was bo
•J't • • t te while after b eakfast who
fb n.l I e-ne in bm Seward. He hadn't hard
-f kti me -i iO" I Mowed him up so for
| at' ri . th-K-n, 0 0 Tfeliskope,
inn .in- in->i-iii <l tie wart as perhie an i$ clever
a8 lie c -ill.l be. So* he, 44 Majftr, the efec'shirt
" w * 1 ouriwr-y Hsuccessful." Ses
| I. • Mr. .Si-wiri' I don't nnderrttand jon."
" Wh\ M ji-r " M-s iie, and he put on one of
I I lie qiieen-at rtinitert I ever se&ori a man's facet
I •' -I-.h'i -.111 kn IW I have ttirned Dimraocrat."
Ses I, •'v.mi duii't- say ao." "Yes," seS h(i,
i I'm. a Dt:u.n..c;a. n..w, an no mistake." The
Kernel looked as if thunder had struck him.
—" VVal " -es h.-," Major, what is it. I al
ways like in >, e ,r your stories. They are so
>t " •• V\al." sort f, " mebby this will turn
"'t. ben little p uter than you like, but,
wever. art [ nevei spile a good story for ac
q.i .nuance sake I will tell it:-Once, On i
'niie.it u, said, an old coon went out of a
mght to net some lodder among the cornfields,
v lid it"'' re urn to his hole until near tnorri
i'. iVhe.. he got hum he saw a skunk had
.k.-u |. of his hole. He went np, an
-R- 4 WHO'S ;here?" Ihe skunk replied
" <; • -■ " 44 Are you a coot. Ys sa id
' * "l'n a coon." 11 VVal,'sed the
c "... - Y u don't look like a coon. You
t M- aco in, and I'll b* darned ef
<i S'Ueil i-Ke a Co-.n."
N IV," I " Mr. Seward, you may be
• D '.im-c ai, but 3ou dou't look bke one
I - •• aike one, n. r smell like one, and I'j
e 1 I believe y MI are one."
S . ' '- s " ,re r * l er personal/
j ' 11 ' 1,1 " ,e *n eny offence,"
" ' " '-"•'y ean to be a Dim.
<kc a bink of old rye over the
O "... P i: , isylvany and Indiany.
• v ' " cum up and Wt- both t.ik a good gwig
' " • She Kernel looked at us an grit
■s tee.:,. " Wal,''ses he, '• f you are goixl
O I.j.me m uit it- ea I'll go r./er an call on
Mu-r.,., m, see . can', cheer me up." So
be h .11, el went ■ff After he'd gone, Sew
ird an I ink ano'her nip of the old rye, and
-"" - tv,. - ;i rt t -d of n ajjn, The Seek re*
•i aen ia I l inker, an he knows what
•• ' i ck- i -a- -tell .- eny fel'er I ever sea.
1 " lv Ha very good humer, an ses
, "Jij I ae'te l.ecn bad friends long
■ So be actually hugged mean sed,
•ili. '.rut imm ilia: ever l.ved that he lot
- .uuc . .1- Hie • >!1 Gn . ral, and the next
lam -;:s r end Majei Downing. Wen I
"X I ' luni in ago -d humer an 1m
a- v r •, ,ve. I. " Mr. Seckretary
.... .1 .ne ii i w John Van Buret! got
Gic.erai Scott's?" See he/ Yes'
>1 iI I Kin Y„u know I don't want that
e,l . A .i, rt urm elected, fbr he's my bitter
' c.i e.>, *b ,'iy way the letter got out
i Ae,.d y., a know is my chum.
N. i' .'e Ii .vc a.I u e*Udin that everything
t-iat Icj eo ...u I out id ufy fight hand
cati n, j icket. Yi.i s.'a t in t can deny
i.at I made u public That pocket is Weed's
i-"C:\et, an !.e nKia\o goes to it fur secrets
Aal I put ttic letter in thai pocket an Weed,
ifoi it from there. Weed, also, has just sudK
a pocket All smart politichics have just
-uc!> a p >rke —V >w, VYeeJ s chu-n is Bea
W eicii, Cumniiasary Ginneral, an Ben got i)
•mi of Weed'-, pocket Now, John has long
bten-a C'.UIII OI Ben's an he got it out of Ben's
P"Cket - -lliat> the wa}' that this letter got
out. that tlieren so much talk about.
Rite off, alter this, the Kernel came in, and
we "ad to drop the conversation, for Seward
itave me the wink as much as to say that he
didn't want Linkin to know anything about
Then I asked the Kernel what Stantin sed.
11.- .-ed Stantin was in favor of tssooing a proc
ia>nashin in Ohio, Indianny, Pennsylvania,
an I way. He sed the people didn't pu| any
faith in newspapers eny more, an a procUma
shin dcclarin that the elecshina bad all gooe
favorabul would be believed without winkin.
Stantin thinks there ain't nothm so powerful
as a proclamashin. Seward sed afore it was
d 'tie, Cabbjuet had better be called together.
Here the matter dropped, an as the Kernel
I .oked oncomuiou blue, I left him to bis own
reflecshuns, an went up stairs to my room
Yours till deth
MAJER JACK DOWNING.
ii* "I s it not astonishing," said a weal
'lu it -iividual, 4t that a large fortune was left
me by a person wlio had only seen me once?"
"It would have been still more astonish*
'"P-" "a"! awg i u ii he had left it to yon aft*
-r rtueiugyoti twfee."
Aoi . ff the interesting incidents ti
i ,e r-ceiii grand Masonic gathering in Hart
-1.-rd, Conn., WJH toe exhibition of a Masonic
a, mi which had ooce been owtJud and word
by R-ibert Burns.
Reader, did you ever her the it©tf
•>. 'r.e 0..n with a blue umbrella undef h'ia
ariu ? If you never did I will tell it tbyoa
s .ine time.
Value the friendship of hitn who
-tahda by you in ths storm—Kwarms of in
lets will surftiand you in the sunshine.
The wild boar is one of the most dread*
ed animals in nature— except the tame bore.
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