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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA., OCTOBER 30, 1877.
not appear displeased to And Orvlllo bo
familiar and agreeable.
" La," said Mariana Theresa, " we'll
make you a long a visit as you wish.
Dear me, cousin, you are not situated
exactly as we expected to find you, but
you appear to be very comfortable after
Mrs. WeBtcut, almost weeping with
vexation, was unable to reply. Her only
alternative was to complain of sudden
dizziness leave the Elroys to take care
of her husband and, retiring to her
room, give vent to her feelings In a flood
of tears. Her vaunted relations were so
odd, and Orvlllo seemed to enjoy his
triumph so much, that, as she after
wards confessed, "she didn't think Bhe
could live through It any way in this
Yet Mrs. Westcut, late Klroy, Bur
vlved. ' With cold-blooded cruelty, Mr.
Westcut prevailed upon his wife's rela
tions t prolong their visit day after
day, until they had been a week at
Copely. Each moment seemed to de
velop some new oddity, and Orvlllo was
filled with overflowing and unceasing
Virginia, having recovered from the
first shock, appeared the mildest, most
humble and amlablo woman In the
world. Orvlllo, having carried his
triumph as far as he desired, permitted
the delightful visitors to depart from
Copely. From the proud, fretful wife,
Bhe became the most amiable of con
sorts. Seldom, very seldom, did she In
dulge In complaints, and then her hus
band had only to say :
" It Is too bad 1 It was never Intend
ed by nature that one of the name of
Out of compassion for Virginia's dis
tress, Orvllle never went any further;
he was not vindictive. He was satisfied
with the change In his wife; ho would
not pursue his revenge too far. It was
enough for him that, whenever she
found fault with him, he could boast
his connection, by maYrlage, with the
aristocratic blood of Elroy.
IN THE month of May, 180, one
fine morning, I found myself in the
county town of M , no matter in
It was the first day of the Circuit
Court, and a great murder case was
about being tried. The town was crowd
ed, and lodgings were at a premium.
I applied at the principal, in fact, the
only hotel in the place, aud was quietly
told that every room was occupied.
I was in despair ; It was twenty miles
to the next town, and I was very tired
and a little sick.
" Couldn't you make me up a shake
down on the floor somewhere r" I asked,
The clerk shook his head.
" Can't do it," said he. " I'm very
sorry, but," and so on.
"Then, what am I to do?" said I
helplessly. 44 1 can't sleep in a barn."
14 Well," said the clerk, slowly,
there's one thing you can do,"
44 Well," said I.
. 44 There is a man here, Mr. Fergu
son, an Illinois farmer a witness in
this trial, by-the-bye he has a room all
to himself. If you could persuade him
to let you sleep with him, you might
to-morrow morning find private lodg
ings." 44 Exactly," said I ; 44 there's a good
idea where is Ferguson V"
He pointed out the man, who was
seated in one corner of the room, alone,
and very moody-looking. I walked up
to Ferguson, and tapped him on the
He jumped up as if shot, and glared
at me in a worried and frightened
manner, that puzzled me to explain.
44 What do you want ?" he asked,
I made known my wants, and to my
surprise he acquiesced.
44 That is," he said, quickly, 44 if you
sleep quietly, and don't snore."
I gave my word that I slept like an
infant, and indeed I did, and when
taking the number of the room, I
strolled out through the town, and at
last dropped in the court room.
About half an hour I watched the
trial, and then the crier called out :
44 Stephen Ferguson 1"
Ferguson came to the witness-stand,
and I was astonished at his melancholy
countenance. He looked frightened,
worried, remorseful and even, to my
eyes, guilty of what I could not say.
His evidence went dead against the
prisoner, and when at the end of two
hours, Ferguson stepped down, his
countenance bad upon it the most fear
ful agonized expression I ever saw in a
44 Good Heavens V" I thought, apalled
at the idea, 44 can he have committed
perjury V Has he sworn an Innocent
man's life away V "
Overcome by these thoughts, I wan
dered back to the hotel, and there I
heard from the clerk that Ferguson had
retired to his own room, and said that
he wag going to bed.
41 Cilve me my valise," I Bald. 44 I'll
take It up to my room. I won't disturb
I went up Btalrs eofily, and entered
his room quietly. But as I swung the
door back It creaked a little, and Fergu
son started up In the bed.
44 Who's that?" he shouted, and his
face had on it such a haunted look that
I pitied him.
44 It's only I," said I, quietly.
He Bank back In the bed, and covered
his face in his hands.
I put down the valise and made some
changes in my clothing.
Just as I was going out Ferguson
started up again :
44 Stranger !" Bald he, in ' a husky
44 Well?" said I.
By way of an answer ho groaned dis
mally, and muttered feebly. 44 It's no
use go 1"
Seated down stairs over my newspaper,
I pondered deeply.
44 Was he about to conllde his secret
to me? Pershaps so who knows?
But his heart failed him. What shall I
I thought long and earuestly, but
came to no conclusion when bed time
14 Perhaps he would divulge something
in his sleep," I thought, 44 and if he
docs I will inform on him."
Having come to this conclusion, I
went up to his room and retired, having
first carefully placed my revolver under
my pillow, within reach, for If he should
think that I knew he had a secret, ho
might do something desperate.
Ferguson was asleep when I got into
bed and for an hour or so he slept, but
very restlessly, muttering, but bo faintly
that I could not catch the words. Sud
denly he awoke.
44 Good heavens I" he exclaimed fran
tically. 44 Will It never leave mo ? Oh ?
why did I ever come here ?"
My heart almost ceased beating, I was
bo agitated at the confirmation of my
He groaned dismally for a few moments,
and then arose, and for the next half
hour paced the floor, wringing his hands
44 He has committed Bome terrible
crime," I thought, horrified, 44 and his
remorse is killing him."
Presently he stopped.
44 Stranger," he said, softly.
I answered nothing.
44 Stranger?" he repeated.
44 Well?" said I at length.
44 Stranger, he repeated again, "I want
to ask you something."
44 Well ?" said I, anxiously.
44 Do you" he stopped short and
44 Go on," said I, encouragingly.
44 Do you know," he said, groaning,
44 any cure for neuralgy ? I've had it
dreadful bad for nearly two days now,
and can't get shet of it. It's driving
me almost crazy.
I happened to have a bottle of neural
gia remedy with me, being subject to
the complaint myself.
I gave it to him and the rest of the
night he was quiet.
A Very Economical Woman.
WE HAD been out to the graveyard
to bury Mrs. PIdgeon and we
were riding home in the carriage with
the bereaved widower. While he sops
his eyes with his handkerchief he told
us about her.
44 In one respect I never saw her equal.
She was a manager. I've known that
woman that's lying out there in the
tomb to take an old pair of my trousers
and cut them up for the boys. She'd
make a splendid suit for both of them
out of them old pants, and get stuff
enough for a coat for the baby and a cap
for Johnny.and some left for rag carpet,
besides making hankerchlefs out of the
pockets and a bustle for herself out of
the other linings. Give her an old gar
ment and it was as good as a gold mine.
Why, she'd take a worn out sock and
make a bran new overcoat out of it, I
believe. She had a turn for that kind
of economy. There's one of my shirts
that I bought in 1847 still going about
making itself useful as winder curtains
and pantaletts, and plenty of other
things. Only last July our gridiron
give out, and she took It apart, and in
two hours it was rigged on the side of
the house as a splendid lightning-rod,
all except what she made into a poker
and ice-pick. Ingenious? Why, she
kept our family in buttons and whistles
out of the ham-bones she saved, and
she made fifteen 'princely chicken-coops
from her old hoop skirts, and pig-pens
out of her used up corset bones. She
never wasted a solitary thing. Let a
cat die around our house and the first
thing you knew, Mary Jane'd have a
muft and a set of furs, and I'd begin to
find mince pie on the dinner table. She'd
stuff a feather bed with the feathers she
got off one little bit of a rooBter.and she'd
utilize the roaches in the kitchen
so'g they'd run the churn had a ma
chine she invented for the purpose. I've
seen her cook potatoes parings bo's you
would think they were canvas-back
duck, and Bhe had a way of doctoring
up shavings so that the plgs'd eat them
and grow fat on 'em. I believe that
woman could a built a four story hotel If
you'd a give her a single pine board or a
steamboat out of a wash boiler, and the
very last thing she said to mo wag to
bury her in the garden bo's she'd be
useful down below there, helping to
shove up the cabbage. I'll never see
her like again."
We don't believe he will cither.
Got Even With Him.
CONFlDEIs'CE begets confidence. A
well-known Paris banker has fallen
a victim, during the summer, to this
business principle. He is fond of good
living, and dresses like a dandy, but Is
close in his dealing with his fellow crea
tures. At ltoyat, where he went to take
the waters, lie met the most absent
minded of the Academicians a philoso
pher who works out intricate problems
while tearing off the buttons on his
waistcoat, and stands against a wall
staring into vacancy, and leaving by
standers under the impression that he Is
not only blind but mad. While the
banker was tranquilly reading a news
paper In the casino, the philosopher fix
ed Ids eyes on his neighbor's white duck
trousers, and began fidgeting the ink
stand with the end of the slip of wood
generally fastened'to the difi'erent news
papers in all public reading rooms,where
visitors are too apt to confiscate and ap
propriatato Journals which promise to
amuse them. The result was that the
inkstand, pushed to the very end of the
table, hung, for a second in the balunce,
and, then toppling over, emptied its
contents over the snowy white ducks of
the unsuspecting banker. The banker
jumped up, and slinking the almost un
conscious philosopher by the shoulder,
showed him the damage he had done,
and insisted that the pantaloons must
be paid for. The phllosophet Bald that
he would send the money to the bank
er's room in less than an hour. The
banker, suspecting that the shabby little
man wanted to avoid payment, demand
ed thirty francs then and there. The
philosopher asked for a receipt and
paid the money. Then, turning to the
bystanders, he said : 41 Now gentlemen,
you are witucsses that I have paid for
the trousers, and I trust you will sup
port my reasonable request that the
article of dress that I have purchased
may be at once placed in my posses
sion I" A laugh ran around the room
as the Academician advanced toward
the financier, and demanded the prop
erty he had acquired. The wearer of
the ducks promised to deliver It within
half an hour, but the philosopher would
not trust him. The banker was finally
compelled to retire to a private room,
take off the trousers, push them out to
the purchaser, and remain in seclusion
for an hour while his servant was dis
patched to his lodgings to fetch another
Old Bridges in China.
THE most remarkable evidence of the
mechanical skill and science of the
Chinese at an early period, is to be found
in their suspension bridges, the inven
tion of which is assigned to the Ham
dynasty. According to the concurrent
testimony of all their historical and geo
graphical writers, Sangleang, the com
mander of the army under Kaou-Uoo,
the first of the Hams, undertook and
completed the formation of roads through
the mountainous province of the Shensa
to the west of the capital. Hitherto, its
lofty hills and deep valleys had render
ed communication difficult and circuit
ous. With a body of one hundred thou
sand laborers he cut passages over the
mountains, throwing the removed soil
into the valleys, and where this was not
sufficient to raise the road to the requir
ed height he constructed bridges, which
rested on pillars or abutments. In an
other place he conceived and accom
plished the daring project of suspending
a bridge from one mountain to another
over a deep cliasm. The bridges which
are called by the Chinese writers, very
appropriately, flying bridges, aud are
represented to be numerous at the pres
ent day, are sometimes so high that they
cannot be traversed without alarm. One
still exists in Shensa, stretching 400 feet
from mountain to mountain over a
chasm of over 500 feet. Most of these
flying bridges are so wide that four
horsemen can ride on them abreast, and
balustrades are placed on each side to
protect travelers. It Is by no means im
probable (as Mr. Paulneier suggested)
that the missionaries to China made
known the fact over a century and a
half ago, that the Chinese had suspen
sion bridges, and that many of them
were made of iron , the hint may have
been taken from thence for similar con
struction by European engineers.
Tartlni, the celebrated Italian
violinist, one night dreamed that the
devil appeared to him, challenged him
to a trial of skill on the fiddle, and
played a piece wonderful for its beauty
aud difficulty. When Tartinl awoke he
could not remember the exact notes,but
he could reproduce the general charac
ter of the music, which he did in a com
position ever since known as the
44 Devil's Sonata."
Lord Thurlow, when a youth at col
loid, found himself one evening unable
to finish a piece of Latin composition
which he had undertaken. He went to
bed full of the subject, full asleep, fin
lulled his Latin in his sleep, remembered
it next morning, and was complimented
on the fcllcitlous form it presented.
An Overshadowing Power.
I WAS traveling the other night be
tween Mount Mansfield and Camel's
Hump, in Northern Vermont, and sud
denly I heard the sound of the railway
train cease. Wo were moving twenty
miles an hour. It was four o'clock, and
great Orion was looking down upon the
great majestlo ranges. I heard for an
instant the bumping of the wheels of
the railway carriages upon the road tim
bers, and then felt myself reeling down
an embankment the height of which
I estimated by the time when we left
the track to thelnstant at the end which
came not; will It never come? I thought
of all my life In those Instants of sus
pense. I did. I give you my word of
honor that I had passing before me a
very complete record of all my career,
especially of Its relations to that God in
whose Immediate presence I expected to
be In an instant. Just the experience of
many who are drawing came to me as I
lay wide awake in the berth of a slecp-lng-coach
and waited for the striking.
We struck, and the interior of the car
fell together like cob-work, and I felt
that I was alive and uninjured, the es
cape owing wholly in the strength of
the car. The common passenger car
riage just ahead was smitten to pieces
and set on fire, and in our carriage the
first question was :
44 Are there any lights here? Put
Now, in that instant, I wanted peace
with God. What do you suppose I de
pended on ? My own righteousness ? I
didn't think I could bo safo with God
unless I loved what He loved and hated
what he hated. It was u searching
question to me at that momeut whether
I had attained similarity of feeling with
God. Yes, sir. But you say this is the
exploded doctrine of the new birth. The
Bible says the new birth is needed for
salvation. Well, I was not In the mood
to sneer ot the new birth because it is
Biblical, or because ministers teach it,
when I was reeling down the marble
bank, a little West of Montpeller, at
four o'clock on a winter's morning, on a
railway accident. I wanted this Book
and the thing what seemed to me the
44 rook of ages" then was the Biblical
inculcation Biblical promise, Biblical ex
hortation, and the tried and tested cer
tainties of this revelation of God. I
wanted that for a dying pillow, and not
Theodore Parker's guess, if you please.
I reverence Theodore Parker as an anti
slavery reformer. I reverence hundreds
and hundreds of men who don't hold
my opinion ; but when I lie dying, I
don't want their speculations to rest my
head upon. I want that Book for a pil
low, for that Book rests on the nature of
things. That is the only honest Book
In the world. That tells me what I am ;
that tells me how to get into the mood
of peace with God ; that is what I
wanted on a cool winter night as I rolled
forty feet down a precipice, expecting
instant death ; and if that is what I
wanted then, it's what I want any time,
isn't it? What is true in our highest
moments is true in all moments. And
what we see only by flashes is true the
whole day long, the whole year long,
life through, eternity through. If there
is any certainty, it is certainty for all
time and places. Joseph Cook.
First Railroad Impressions.
A man from Honey Lake saw a rail
road for the first time in his life at
Reno. In speaking of the wonder to a
friend he said : 44 The forward thing
Just gin a couple of coughs, and then the
whole string of 'em got up and started
44 That thar lead steer pulls powerful
fine," was what the Oregon man said
when his two sons, living in Elko, took
him out to the railroad track for the first
look at the cars.
" What you call 'urn ; heap wagon, no
hoss V" asked the Piute Indian when he
saw the first train.
A Pious Hen.
A hen crawled into one of the churches
in Jefferson City, Mo., on a late Sunday
and laid an egg in the contribution box.
While the minister was making an
earnest appeal to his congregation, the
hen suddenly left her nest, and pre
senting herself in the chancel, cackled
most energetically. The deacons dis
covered the egg when they went forward
to get the boxes. The pious hen's con
tribution was adapted to the domestio
rather than the foreign field. She
thought, no doubt, that the lay element
in that church was not sufficiently do-
veloped and active.
SCHENCK'S PULMONIC SYRUP.
For tht Curt of Contumjition, Cough fc CoMi.
The great virtue of tlili medicine I that It
ripens the matter and throwslt out of the ays
tcm, pnrluee the blood, and thus efTecti a cure.
Schenck't Sia Wted Tonic, for tht Curt of l)yt
peptia, IntHgtttion, te.
The Tonlo produce h healthy action of the
Stomach, creating an appetite, forming chyle,
and curing the most obstinate cases of Indiges
tion. Schenck't Mandrakt Ftiln, for tht Curt of Llv
tr Complaint, tc.
These Pills are alterative, and produce a
healthy action of the liver without the leant
danger, a they are free from calomel, and yet
more etllcaclout lu restoring a healthy action
of the liver.
These remedies are a certain cure for Con
sumption as the Pulmonic Byrup rlpena the
matter and purines the blood. The Mandrake
Villi act upon the Liver, creuto a healthy bile,
and removo all diseases of the Liver, often a
cause for Consumption. The Sea Weed Tonic
gives tone aud strength to the stomach, makes
a good digestion, and enables the organs to
form good blood and thus creates a healthy
circulation of hcnlthy blood. The combined
action of these medicines, as thus explained,
will cure every case of Consumtlon, If taken
in time, and the use of tin medicines persever
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every Monday, where all letters for advice
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sale cQ all druggists.
KEV. 3. P. LUDLOW WHITES i
17s Baltic Street, Hiiooklt. N. Y
.. Nov. 14, 1174.
II. H.Rtkvenh. Ehq.
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Late Pastor Calvary Ilalitht Church,
SHE BESTS WELL
South Poland, Me., Oct. 11, 1878.
Mn. II. It. Rtevens.
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taken a great many dlllerent medicines, but none
ol them did me any good. I was remlcss at
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Witness of the above.
Mil. GEORGE M. VAUOHMAN.
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II. R. Stevens.
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KEV. O. T. WALKER 8AVS.
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Formerly Pastor of Bowdoln square Church,
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South Balem, Mass., Nov. 14, 1876.
Mr. II. R. Stevens.
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October 16, 1877.1m.
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