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J ° lL ' *■*"""
A LOVE AFFAIR DOWN EAST.
SKETCHED ACCORDIN' TO NATUR.'
I've heerd folks say that the wimudn
was contrary. Wall, they is a little so;
hut if you manage 'em right—haul ii here
and let tm out there —you can drive '<-m
along without whip or tpur, just which
way you wish 'ein to go.
When I Lvt d down at Elton, then- was
a good many fust rate gals down there, hut
I didn't teke alikiti' to any of 'em till
Squire Cummins cum down there to live.
I lie square hat! a mightv pt**tty daster.
1 said Mim of the gals were fust rate, hut
Naucy CnmmiYu was fust tate and a leetle
more. There was many dressed finer arid
looked grander, hut there was something
jamup about Nancy, that they didn't hold
a candle to If a teller seed her once he
couldn't look at another gal for a week. —
I tnk a likin to her right ofi", and we got
a- thick as thieves. We used to go to the
same meetin', and sot in the s. nn paw.
It took me to find satms and liytns for her;
and we'd swell 'em < ut in a manner shock
in' to hardened sinners; and then we'd
mosey hum together, while the gals and
fellers kept a look in on us as though they'd
like to mix in. I'd always stay to supper ;
and the way she could make injun cak s.
and the way I could slick em* with raerlas
scs and put Vm away, was nothin' to no-
V>ly. She was dreadful civil tew; and
always gettiu' somethin' nice for tne. I
was up to the hub in love, a.id was goin
foi it like a locomotive. Well, things
went on in this w.iy for a spell, til! she had
me tight enough Then she begun to
show off, kinder independent like. T r t en
I'd go to meetin' there was no room in the
pi-w ; then she'd cum and she'd streak J
off with another chap, and leave me >uck
in' my finger at the door. Instead of stiPk
in' to me as she used to do, she got to cut
iiu'round with all the other fellers, just
as if >he eared nothin'about me no more
1 got considerably riled —and I thought
1 mite as w ell * um to the end of it at once ;
s*> down 1 went to have it out with lor.
There was a hull grist of feih rs there.
Thev seemed mighty quiet till I went in;
then sh> got talkin'all manner of nen-ense.
Said nothin' to ine, and darned little of
that. I tried to keep rnv dander down,
hut it warn't any use—l k pt moviit'
about as if 1 iiad a pin in my trowsers; I
sweat us if I had leen thr.ishin'. Mv c!—
lai hung down a- if it had been htjng over
my stock to dry. I cothbi't stand it; s<>
I civaxd out as quh'klv as 1 could, for 1
se-d 'twas no ne to sn nothin' to her.
I went st'aight to bed, ;<nd thought the
m itter over a sp** 1 Thinks 1, that g;ii is
j si trvin' of me; 'taint ie u-e of our .lay
it: possum; I'll take the kink out of her;
if 1 don't fetch her out of that high grass,
use me for sausage meat.
I heard tell of a boy wunce that g*t to
skewl late one mornin'; master sez :
"You amel sleepin' critter, what has
k**pt y*u so late ?"
"Why," says the hoy, "it*so everlastin'
slipp**ry I couldn't get along, noh.iw; ev
ery step I took fotward, 1 went two steps
backward, and couldn't have got here at
ad, if 1 hadn't turned back to g t'otlmr
Now that's just my ease. I have been
putt in afier that gal a considerable time.
Now, thinks I. I'll go t'other way—she's
l>* en slitin of me, and now I'll si te her.
U'hat's sass for the goose is pass for the
Well, I went no more to Nuicy's. T e
next Sunday I slicked up, HI d 1 dew say,
when I got my fixinsoti, I took theshi*e
cleai off any specimen of human natttr' in
*nir parts. About meetin' time I p t off to
Mr. Elthum Dodge's. Patience Dodge was
•is nice a gal as you'd see twixt h**re anil
yonder, any more than she wasn't just like
Nancy Cummins. Ephraim Mu-sey had
used to go and see her ; he was a ch vei
teller, but he was dredfbl jelus. Well, I
went to meetin' with Patience, and set
right afore Nancy. I ddn t set my eyes
on her till after meetin'; she had a feiler
with her who had a blaz* n red head, anil
legs like a pair of compa-ses ; she had a
face as h-ng as a thank-giving dinner. I
know'd who she was thirikin' about, at d it
wus 11 the chap with the red head, nuther.
Wrll, I got to boein' Patience about a spell.
Kept my eye on Nancy ; seed how the cat
was jutnpin' ; she didn't cut about like she
did and looked rather solemnly ; she'd gin
her tew eyes to kiss and make up. 1 kept
it up till 1 liked to have got into a muss
about Patience. The critter thought I
was goin' arter her for good, and got as
proud as a tame turkey.
One day Eplie cutr down to our place
lookin'as railty as a niilishy officer on a
"Look here," sez he, as loud as a 6mall
elaj) of thunder, "Setb Strokes, I'll be darn
41 Hallow !" sez I, "what's broke !"
"V\ liv," sez he, "I cum down to hev sat
isfaetiou abnut Patience Dodge. Her** I've
b**eii c iirtin' her ever since last year, and
she was just as good as mine, till vou cum
to goin' arter her, and now I can't touch
her with a forty-foot pole."
"Whv." sez I, ' what on arth are y<n
talkin' about! I a'f't got nothin' to do
with your gal ; but s'pose I had, there's
nothin' for you to get wolly about. Ifthe
gal has taken a likin' to me. 'tain't my
fault ; if I have taken a likin' to her, 'tain't
liet iHiilt ; and if we. have takin' to each
other,'tain't your fault ; hut I ain't so al
mighty taken witli her, and vou may get
her for all me ; so you hadn't ought to get
savage about nothin',"
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGHT. " —Thomas Jefferson.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDAESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1866.
" Well," sez lie, rather cooled down, "I'm
the unluckiest thing in creation. I went
'tother day to a place w here there was an
old woman dn d of some disease, and they
were sellin' out her things. Well, there
was a thundeiin' big cliist of dtawirs, full
of all sorts oftrii"k ; so I bought it, and
thought I had made a speck . but when I
cum to look at 'cm theie wasn't nothin' in
it worth a cent,except an old silver thimble,
and that was all rusted up; so I Sold it lor
less than I gave tor it. Well, when the
chap that bought it took it Imm, he heard
somethin' rattle—broke the old chist, and
found lots of gold in it in a lalse bottom I
hadn't seen". Now, ef 1 had tuk that chist
hum, I'd never found that money ; or if I
did. they'd all been counterfeit, and I'd ben
tuk up for passin' on 'em. Well, I jest
t-dd Patienc.- about it, and she rite up and
called tne a darned fool.
" U'eli," says I, " Ephe. that's hard ;
but never mind that—jest go on —you can
file the rough edge- off jest as you plea.'e."
That tickled him, it did: and away lie
weet a little better rleased.
Now, thinks I it'stime to lo*k after Nan
cy, N xt day, down I went; Nancy was
all alone; 1 axed her if the Squire was in.
She said he vvarnt.
" 'Cause,'' sez I(inakin bleeve I wanted
him.) "our colt sprai*.ed his foot, and I cum
to see if t! e Squire won't lend me his mare
to go to town."
She sed she guessed he would—better
sit down till he cum in—she looked queer
ail around the edges of her mouth. After
aw tide, s. z I :
'•At vcu goin'down to Betsy Martin's
Said -he, " 1 don't know for sartin ; are
"Sed I. "reckon I will."
Sed she, "I .-'po-e you'll take Miss l'a
liel'Ce I lodge ? '
Ned I "moot, and again mout not."
Sed she, " 1 heard you and her are goin'
to gi married.,' u
Sed I, "shouldn't wunderabit—Patience
-i a mighty nice gab" I locked at Nancy.
1 set *! ' lie tear- Colliin'.
Sez.l "tnav he she'll ax vou to he brides-
She rizup, she did, her face as red as a
biled beet, "Selh Stokes!" sez she, and
-lie couldn't sav nothin' more —she was so
-44 Won't vou be the bridesmaid ?" said I.
" No!" sez she. and she bnrsted rite out
erv'tt 1 .
*' Well, then,"sez I, '' if von won't he
brides thai*!, will you be the bride?"
She looked up at me —I swan t> man I
never seed anything so awful pooty ! I
•ook rite holt of in r hand.
" Ye?, or no," sez I, "lite off. '
* 4 Yes." sez she.
"That's your sort," sez I, and I give her
a buss and a hug.
I soon fixed matters with the Squire. —
We M>on hitched traces to t r ot in double
harness f r life, and I never had cause to
repent my bargain.
WITT CHILDREN DlE. —The reason why
children die is because they are not taken
care of. From the flay of their birth they
are stuff, d with food, choked with physic,
suffocated in hot rooms, steamed in bed
clothes. So much for indoors. IFhen
permitted to breathe a breath ot air once a
week in summer, and once or twice during
the coldest months, only the nos ■ is permit
t dto per into da\light. A little later
the\ are sent out with no clothes at all. as
to the parts of the body which most needs
protection. Bare legs, bare arms, hare
n< cks, girted middles, v ith an inverted um
brella to collect the air and chill the other
parts of the body. A stout, strong mart
g*.es out on a cold day with gloves and
over coat, woolen stoekens. and thick, doub
led soled boots. The same day a child of
three rears old. an infant in flwslt and blood,
bone and constitution, goes out with soles
as thin as paper cotton socks, legs uncov
ered to tin* knees, neck hare; an expo-ure
which would disable the nurse, kill the
mother ir. a fortnight, and make the father
an invalid for weeks. And why? To
harden them to a mode of dress which they
are never expected to practice.
g&T' In Hungary, during a recent hear
hunt, a savage she hear had just been mor
tally wounded, when all at once a young
git l about twelve yeats of aue. rushed out
of the thicket at.<l threw herself on the ex
piring beast, giving utterance to most la
mentable cries. With some difficulty this
\ oung savage was captured by mean 4 * of
cords and nets. It lias been discovered
that a peasant woman, some twelve years
ago, lost her child, a little girl, on the con
fin* s of the forest, and has never been able
to obtain any tidings of her. A certain
Countess Erdceli has taken the little girl
under her care, and is obliged to feed her
w ith roots.honey and raw meat, —the usual
food of b* ars.
ALWAYS IN SESSION. —There was a very
irritab'e old gentleman who formerly held
the position of J nstice of the Peace in one
ol our citi s. Going down the main street
one dav, >ne ol the boys spoke to him with
out coming up to his honor s idea of defer
ence. "Young man I fine von five dollars
for contempt of Court." "You are not in
ses.-ion ' "This Court," responded the
Judge, thoroughly irritated, "is always in
session, and consequently always an object
of contempt!" There was disorder in the
court as his honor pased on.
"Ugh! 11 im great man ! Big brave
lake tnanv scalps," said an Indian, seeing
• window full of wigs.
ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS AND
THE PHILADELPHIA CONVEN
The following private letter from Alex
ander 11. Stephens appears in the Wash
CRAWFOHDSVILLE, Ga., July 23, 1866.
Hon. Montgomery Blair, Washington D.
DEAR SIR Your letter of the 17th in
stant is before me. I thank you heartily
for it. No man in the United States did,
or eould, more cordially approve or in
dorse the objects of the proposed Union
Convention at I'hiladelohia, as. I under
stood them, than I did; and yet, from
considerations of expediency, I doubted
the propriety of my taking an active part
in it. I was also in doubt, to some extent,
whether, with other views on the part of
those who made the call, the words were
not phrased in the call so as to exclude all
who occupied a similar po-iti-.n to my
own, and from otliei considerations than
those which had occurred to me. Your
letter relieves me from the last class of
doubts, hut those of the other class still
exi<t, notwithstanding your strong views
to the contrary. Individually, my whole
soul in enlist* d in the cause of a speedy,
full and perfect restoration of the Govern
ment under the Constitution, and its per
manence under that Constitution, as it
now stards, Tlicie is nothing within ruv
power that I ;tm not willing cheerfully to
do to i fleet and accomplish that end. Iri
d< ed, you will excuse me in saying it, hut
it is the tint!.. I would he willing to offer
up my life it-elf, if by doing so this great
result eould he obtained, and peace, union,
hatmony, prosperity, happiness, and con
stitutional liberty he thereby secured to
the millions now living and the untold
millions h reaft> r to live on this Continent.
Tin re are ntfiny personal embarrassments
or difficulties in the way of my going to
the Convention ; these I alluded to before
hut lam resolved io be there, if I can. In
no event shall it ever be truthfully said of
me that I failed to do everything in my
power to save the country and its institu
tions. I did, in 1860, exert my efforts to
their utmost extent to avoid the late most
lamentable war, and to save the Union on
constitutional principles wit' out a conflict
of arms. This I did, too, while many of
those now so clamerons for what they call
"the Union tsuise," were giving encour
agement. at leas r . to the extreme men at
the South, bv clearly and decieedly hitima
tug. if not fully expressing, a perfect wiil
ingn--s. on their pait, that "the Union
might slide, ' if lie- people of the South so
wdh-d it. 1 was even taint l d with endeav
oring to liohl our people on to a Union
that was no longer cared for by the leading
men of the dominant party of the North.
I withstood these taunts, even when I
knnv, or was informed truly, as I believed,
jl a there was at organized body of men,
in Savannah to seize the Custom House,
Fort I'ulaski, &c., in case the State did
not secede. All this f stated to you, and
to which you allude in your letter before
ine. Nor should I have anv hesitancy in
stating it to the public if any public good
could thereby h-> effected. The public
good is my only object. llow best to sub
serve that consistently with truth, honor
and uprightness, is the only question with
inc. I'etsonal interests have no influence
with use whatever; at least, I think so
and may be excused for saying so. Had j
I been governed by personal feelings I \
should have had nothing to do with the j
late troubles further than entering mv ear
nest protest against them, and had'l been
governed by personal feeling I should Hot
now he in the situation I am. If the Un
ion shall be restored under the Constitution
as I earnestly desire to see it done, ami 1
am willing to do all I can toward that end,
it is my fixed purpose to retire from all
connection with public affairs, so that
while it would seem that my present ef
forts are tending to a result in which I
have more or les- personal interest, that is,
my admission into Congress, yet I assure
you never expect or intend to hold that
position long, even if the seat should he
awarded to me.
" A. 11. STEPHENS.
POOR COMFORT. —The attempted resur
rection in New Orleans ot the Louisiana
Convention of 1864, which has happily
been dead and buried for two years, was
the cause of the late riot in that city.—
The purpose of those seeking to recall this
convention to life is to co-operate with the
Radicals in Congress in securing a pie
tended ratification by Louisiaua of the Con
stitutional Amendment. We have already
referred to it as a very stupid effort toi
bring about an impossibility ; but the fol
lowing irreverent opinion of I'haddeus Ste
vens upon the subject is more explicit in
denunciation of the movement titan any
thing we have yet seen. An agent of the
convention having called upon Ste
vens, in Washington, in order to receive
'"is countenance in the project, was met
with the following answer :
"What ? revive that d d bogus con
cern of Banks! Sir, it never was legally
born ; it was a ba-tard. I never would
have anything to do with it while alive,
and now, that it is dead, it may stay ,
' where it belongs."
&W A little g;rl, hearing her mother
observe to ano her lady that she was go
ing ir.to half iuiurniug, inquired whether
•Dy of bar relatione were half dead.
A MOTHERS LOVE.
Some years ago, some English officers
camping in the vicinity of Mulkapoor,went
out tiger hunting, and bagged a splendid
tigress. Whilst returning home with the
trophy, they found in a secluded spot, in
the lee of a jagged rock, what evidently
was the lair ola tiger, for there lay bones
of both human and brute kind. and
shreds and rags of clothing. More inter
esting than all, however, was the discovery
of a tiny kitten, not more than a fortnight
old, coiled in a corner, winking and blink
ing and gaping at the intruders. The
hunters at once decided that this must be
the cub of the beast they had slain, and
willingly took charge of the little orphan.
Tiger kittens are not captured every
day, so when tne hunters returned to their
quarters, the excitement in their tent was
considerable. The newly acquired kitten
was provided with a tiny dog-collar and
chain, and attached to the tent-pole,r mnd
which it gamboled,to the deiightof an audi
ence numbering nearly twenty. About
two hours after the capture, however, and
ju-t as it was growing dark, the good peo
in the tent were checked in the of
their hilarity by a sound that caused the
the bravest lieait to beat rather irregular
b'- , . .
It was the roar, or rather combination of
shriek and roar, peculiar to the tiger when
dtiven mad with rage. In an instant the
gionholiog kitten became every inch a tiger
and strained with all its baby strength at
| the tether, while it replied, with a loud
wail, to the tettilde voice outside. The
company were panic stiickeh. There was
som thing so sudden and unearthly in the
roar, that it seemed as though the great
tan r, brought in an hour before, had come
to life again. Certain'}*, the tiger in ques
tion was already flayed, but the picture con
jured up. became not the more pleasant for
that. There was, however, not nearly so
much time for speculation to the stored
company as writing these lines has cost;
for almost simultaneous with the roar,there
leaped sheer into the center of the tent, a
bold tigress, and without deigning to notice
a single man there, she caught ' er kidnap
ped baby by the nap of its neck,and giving
a jerk, snapped the little chain, and turn
ing lor the tent door, trotted off at full
speed. After al ,it appeared that the lit
tle thing did not belong to the tiger that
was slain, hut to the brave mother that had
tracked and recoveied it. Sanguinary
man-eater as she may hav been, one cau
he scarcely sorry to hear that not a gun
was leveled at the great rejoicing creature
Mi -he bore ofi" her young oiTU. and that she
got clear off.
THE LAUGH OF TTOMAN*. —A woman
has no natural gift more bewitching than
a sweet laugh. It is like the sounds of
flutes on the water. It leaps from her in
a clear, spaikling rill; and the heart that
hears it feels as if bathed in the ccol, ex
hilirat.ug spring. Have you ever pur
sued an unsetn fugitive through trees, led
on by a fairy laugh - now here, now there,
now lost, now found? We have ; and we
are pursuing that wandering voice to this
day. Sometimes it comes to us in the
midst of care, or sorrow, or irksome busi
ness, and then we turn away and listen, and
hear it ringing in the room like a silvi-r
bell, with power to scare away evil
spirit of the mind. How much we owe to
that sweet laugh ! Ii turns prose to poetry;
it flings flowers of sunshine over the datk
ness of the wood in which we are traveling;
it touches with light even our sleep,which is
no more than the ttnage of death, but is
consumed with dreams that are the
shadows of immortality.
QUEER THINGS DONE IN TTPE.—A
laughable mir-tak*' is made in the following
mixing of two articles —one concerning a
preacher, the other about the freaks of a
mad dog—which occurred in a hurried
"make up ' in a printing office :
"The Rev, James Thompson, rector of
St, Andrew's church, preached to a large
concourse of people on Sunday last. This
was hi l4 last si-rtuon In a few weeks he
will bid farewell to his congregation, as
his physician advises him to cross the At
-1 *ntic. He exhorted his brethren and
sisters, and after the conclusion of a short
prayer, took a whim to cut up some fran
tic feats. He ran up Trinity street the
college. At this stag*'of the proceedings
a couple of bovs seized him and tied a tin
kettle to his tail, and he again started. A
crowd collec ed, and for a lime there was
a grand scene f running and confusion.
After a long race he was finally shot by a
A loafer, who had been noisy, was
brought before a justice's court. His hon
or told him to pay over $5 for his fine,
"G-c-ant d*> it," muttered lie; "a-a-ain't
got the p p-pewter."
"Are you a married man ?" inquired the
"N-n-n-not exactly so f-f-far gone yet
"Well, I will have to send you to the
"T-t-t-taint rothun' tu go there, b b but
when you talked about m-m-marnage, old
fellow, you f-frightened me !"
(3F It was a starving corset maker who
thus vented her miserable complaint:—
"Shame that I should be without bread,aft
er I have stayed the stocuachs of thous
TERMS, SB.OO FEEL AJOTn3M
ACCOUNTS OF THE CROPS. —The abstract
of crop returns for July, jnst iisued froto
the Department of Agriculture at Wash
ington shows the prospect of a pear of av
erage fruiifulness. The present indications
as marked by thousands of correspondent,*
of the Department, point to an average of
about eight and a half tenths of an aver
age crop m quantity of of wheat, of a qual
ity that will make it equal in value to last
year's crop. The testimony from all quar
ters renders it certain that the quality will
be excellent. The showing is much more
favorable than in the June report.
Winter barley ®is in very nearly the samtf
condition as the wheat.
The oat crop has been unusually good—
almost beyond precedent
The condition of pastures is generally
above the average.
With the exception of Maine and Ne#
Hampshire, every State reports a greater
breadth of corn thau usual,
A somewhat d|mi?hed average 6f sorg
hum is indicated.
There is nearly an average breadth of
In every State mote potatoes than usual
were planted, which promises better than
The prospect for apples is not as good "as
usual, and no fru.t upon the list makes so
poor a showing as peaches.
Accounts from Upper Canada agree l
that ihe prospects of an abundant harvest
j were never more favorable than they are
, this s**a>on. Except the fall wheat, which •
;w as injured by the wet cold weather IU
j spring, the grain crops will bo above an
The Morals of Washington under Radical
The Washington correspondent of the
N. \. Watchman, a religious journal, thus
depicts the state of morals at the National
Capitol ur.der radical rule:
Licentious and drunkenness are the
I r xningnt features of Washington life thia
season. Members of Congress spend their
j afternoons and evenings in billiard and
drinking saloons, and their nights in houses
of ill fame or assignation. Five sevenths
of the Republican members of Congrese
i spend their nights in licentious dissipation.
Ii inle the majority ot the Democratic mem
bers are working for the good of the Coun-
I try, the opposition, relying on its majority,*
, goes in for a "good time," so called. Wash
: ington, under Abolition auspices, is the
1 most licentious, depraved city in the Union.
| Drinking saloons, gambling houses, houses
or pio-tiiution ami ass gnation are about
i the Capitol as side shows are about a cir
; cus. Harlots and niggers occupy the gal
leries, smile on their pet members on the
floor, and throw kisses to the "God and
morality" representatives of honest consti
Sad, sad indeed, but every word true.
Let us hope that the next election will send
here a different class of men.
Heart says in his "speeches" that
"negro suffrage is not now a question," but
i he don t say how he is on that question.—
| All his organs—with a few exceptions—de
clare, also, that "negro suffrage is not now
a question, but why ? Because there is
no amendment striking the word "white"
ont of the U onstitution of I'ennsvlvTnia to
be voted upon at the coming election.—
I That is their only reason ; bnt, notwith
standing. negro suffrage is now an issue
before the people. Should the Gearyites
succeed in quietly electing a majority of
the Legislature, at the coming election, one
of the first acts next winter will be the pas
sage of an amendment to enable negroes to
vote. There is no doubt whatever of this.
And if Geary shall occupy the Governor's
chair his assent will he given to every ne
gro measure enacted. Besides this, negro
suffrage has become a national question,
through the p rsistent agitation of the par
ty in which Geary is attached. Seeing
that political power is departing from them,
their greatest efforts are being made to
force negro suffrage at the South, through
amendments to the Constitution, and by
means of irresponsible and revolutionary
conventions, such as that which met at
New Orleans on the 30th ult. The leaders
of the Geary party want the negro vote to
maintain supremacy at Washington. Gea
ry, therefore, dare not deny that negro suf
frage i> the question at the South and that
he is in favor of it. Negro suffrage and
equality at the South mean negro suffrage
and (quality in Pennsylvania. Hence he
who favors one is committed to the other,
j Geary is upon a negro platform.
VOL. 6 NO. 2.
THE PURE HEART.—The springs of ev
erlasting life are within. There are clear
streams gushing up trom the depths of the
soul, and flowing nut to enliven the spheres
of outward existence. Hut like the waters
of Siloam, they, "go swiftly." You must
listen to catch the silvery tone of the lit
tle rill as it glides from its silent march
through the green vale, but its course will
be in the fresh verdure and opening flow
ers; its presence will be k.iown by the
forms of life and beauty that gather around
it. It is ever thus with the pure. You
may not hear the "still, small voice," or
head the silent aspirations, but there is a
moral influence and a holy power which
yon will feel. The wilderness is made to
smile, flowers ot new life and he utv spring
up and flourish, while an invisible presence
breathes immortal fragrance through tbe