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A g'Kkl name lor a Lull-dog Agrir-ji.
A Jiand of Hope the weddiug ring.
liolling Stock cattle on railwaja.
icrpents on the Hearth Eels on a gridiron.
A French physician whitens red noses by elec
Do jou know any word that contains all the
The merchant who has been for Home time bent
on pleasure in at lat broken.
The Cardiff Ciant in miniature is coining in
vogue M a parlor ornament.
On what occasion did George IV. give himself
'air? When he bought a wig.
A clergyman gave this order to an eating-house
waiter: Koatt beef, well done, gool and faith
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his council my children." That in right. He
in their Papa.
Fashionable young ladies are Baid to be suffer
ing with abteec9 on their feet, caused by the
hish French boot-heclf now in voue.
i Why is an overcoat like a baby ? lieoauw one
; is what you A-ear, and the other is what you was.
! Wc saw a horse on the street the other dny so
! poor that the owner had tied a knot in his tail to
! keep his lxly from slipping through the collar.
! f ..nhttSttu rr.ntaU,n n thief who stole the
j oar" and towline of one of the lifeboats behmg-
in to iw Humane Societv.
The l:it; .Marqui-s ! Westininihter left about
f .3.0(O,(iOO in pers-jnal projrty. The value of
t his real estate has never been estimated.
Women have the franchise in Wyoming with
! out restriction, fut in the caie of males the uuai
' regutitions relative to rerideuee, tt-., hold gojl.
f A iinteiup.rary apiill? oyster eaters by de
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! of the bmclli-brmchiate order of the genus
' Governor FairchiM rti.-.uirnen-ls that the lg
; inktine of Wiwinsiii submit to the j.eople a
eoiibtituticn.il ameiidmeiit abolishing the Cirand
' Jury system.
I - little girl liJM lit iX'ii'Mii nrm.i.u.1 wu.rt
oueMiMii.-d as to her joretitiit'e atHl rluee of
j birth, replied that t-lm the ' i-Ijihi of ."Nil,"
and was " born in Wrath.""
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Ijeautiful ship Paris Pitrt Mr, which siileil
from I'an'j direct, mniie two months back, hai
been 1-y-t off the L'aj? of ti.od Ilojo.
At Kheirus, recently, u robber was etriu-k dead
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1 A new eolony ha been founded in Svria com
jed of (lennans from Wurtcmbcrg. They have
ett!ed ujNiti the r-itc f (ruierly oeeupicd by the
abandoned New England colony
J he iovernor oi liio lias Rinlone.J n vouti'
j u,an wlt was sent to the Mate Piison for man-
I Maughter on conuitmn mat ne unnKs no liquor
j The Hetroit Pusl annouevs the death of Mrs.
Council in that eity, at the age of 110 years. She
had been in the enjoyment of continuous gnd
health up to the present winter.
The, Telegraph, the most enterprising of the
Ijndon journal!, has adopted the American prac
tice of interviewing distinguished men. Among
it" first victims were Bismarck and the Khedive.
A bill is before the South Carolina Legislature
providing for the relief of farmers, by making ad
vaneesf and the appointment of State ageuts in
each couuty to recommend those worthy of assist
ance. A little three-year-old girl in New Orleans re
cently astonished I.er mother, who attempted to
correct her, motioning her away with a chubby
little hand and scornfully raying, "Shoo, fly, don't
Tmin ipntlKn.f.n f n,!.rli i 'it.
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Mish Elise Holt was s.mewhat injured by an j
aecident in the New Orleans Academy. A portion
I of the machinery 1'cll utrhi tier, ami lireventetl
nlling her jart in the thai of the il:ty,aH was an-
nount-eu to the auiioii.v.
Dr. Mary Walker liad a row in Kansas lately
with a railroad conductor alout her fare, and
called liiui a dirty, btiuking man." She then
paid tlu? money, apparently HJitinlicd in her own
mind that she tiad come oil victorious.
Tnc Detroit Advertiser alluded thus to the dis-
tinzunhed Senator frota ila-.ichust tts : " He id
the perpendicular of rl:e Senate and all opinions !
adverse to his are too apt to be accounted by him
as iaiai uenecnon irom me ngni line.
Mrs. Amelia I'loomer, a name oin known
throughout the length and breadth of the land, is
living at Council Ulufln. Her pvr health she al
leges as an excuse itr not taking a more prominent
part in the female suffrage movement.
An English Bishop querulously remarked lo his
servant that he was dying. 44 Well, my lord,'
said the good fellow, 44 you are going to a belter
plae." 44 John," replied the prelate, w ith an air
of conviction,44 there's no place like Old England."
The Boston Jauraal easts an unkind reflection
cr ffir WiinnnM FJiiTr:tj muroitirit u-lin it uju
j 44 A lady f this city we ought to say a spinster
i remarks the don't t-are about female suffrage
'unless it carries with it the right to make pro
i posal of marriage."
t 44 Nineteen drcwes
dret in three days, and slie said j
t she could not g to supper, as she ;
at niiiht thn
Mv?" 44 Whv. thut be could not ithpr. n- ht !
had no coat to his stomach.
An old author d.iintly remarks: Avoid ar
gunimt with ladies. In spinning yarns among
silk aixl satins, a man is sure to be worsted and
twisted. And when a man is worsted and twisted,
lie may eonidpr himself wound up."
44 Nothing can be done well that is done iu a
hjrry," uracularlv declared a certain pompjus
fisnger in a raifway carriage one morning latc-V-.
4ILw about im tching a train?" asked a
wag at his elbow. The oracle was silenced.
Lady (who is canva-ving for a choir at the vil
lage church) I hojie Mrs. (Jiles, you will per
suade your husband to join ns. I am told he has
a very sonorous voice. Mrs. (. A snorous
voice, raarm. Ah ! you should hear it a com in
out of his nose when he's asleep.
Some one asked the poet Lamartine whether he
Was "0' Spending toO lUUCll money in advertising
his publications. 44No." he answered i 44adver-
. 1 1 i 1-
tisements are atsoIuU.ly necessary. Lven divine
tisements are alsoiuU.ly necessary.
worship needs advertising ; otherwise, what is the
meaning of church bells?"
In grading for a new railroad at tbo west the
contractor has to cut through a rich vein of iron
ore. He ia as much discouraged by the hardness
of the rock as was the Californian who abandoned
the diggings in despair because he had to blast
tbrougb three feet of silver to get at the gold.
An order has been introduced in the common
council at Washington, I). C, 44 to prohibit the
raising of mosquitoes in that city, and imposes
a penalty of from one dollar to five on every per
son who shall allow any bucket, tub or other re
ceptacle, containing water, in their yards without
having the same securely covered, to prevent
mosquitoes from propagating.
It is estimated that there are over 12,000,000
head of cattle in Texas alone, but prior to the war
that State only contained 3,000.000 head. The
demand ceased and the cattle throve during the
conflict, until they have increased enormously.
Concrete pavement is being laid in Fifth ave
nue. N. Y., from Thirty-second to Forty-second
street. The concrete is comjiosed of common
gravel, heated with pine and coal tar for the first
layer; a mixture of pine tar, resiu aEd fine, sand
is then applied for a top finish, making a hard
and perfectly smooth wirfaee.
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"OLDTOWN FOLKS. "
In the Footsteps of Mrs. Stowe.
South Natick, Mass., Nov. 26, 1869
Mrs. Stowe, in her novel of Old town Folks,"
psrribps the scene of her etorv to be in as
pretty a village as ever laid itself down to rest on
the banks of a tranquil river. Hitber and thither,
in the fertile tracts of meadow or upland, through
which this little stream wound were some two
dozen farm houses, hid in green hollows, or
rjerched on breezv hill-tops : while close alongside
! nfthe river, nt its widest and deepest part, ran
! one rustic street, where stood the presiding build
' inz of the villase." This was the " Oldtown "
! of the novelist The &uth Natick of to-day.
i Here in this pretty village, made famous by the
distinguished authoress, your correspondent has
been sojourning in these glowing autumn days,
; vibiting'the localities described in the novel, and
; fathering facts and fancies concerning the char
i acters who march through the pages of the book.
I " Real characters, real scenes, and real incidents,
! Mrs. JStowe snvs in her preface ; and in this letter
'let rue show'which characters were real and
wfucn nctmons, ana give mjuiv ucovnp..
; how thev really lived in those old diya " good
j old days" of the dun long ago,
: -rjiP T,lacre of Suth Natick is in the southern
! jart Qf the"town of Natick, and contains about
i l rum ii!iLTiitiintn. The town is situated in the
south Hart of Middlesex county, iass., sixu.-en
'miles lrom Bocton. The name of 'atick, a
j Place of Hills" given to il b3" te early
I Indian inhabitants, because of its diversity of
, seenerv in hilln, valleys and plains. The pleasant,
: rustie'villnge of South Natick, which 1 will here
I after in thib letter call " Oldtown," was, over 200
years ago, settled by Jolm Eliot, the devoted In
! din mSionnrv. ft was 30 years after the Iand-
; ing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth that Eliot, after
! explorations througli the'forest, came to Oldtown,
; and settled to his earnest labor in Christianizing
I the aboriginal inhabitants of Massachusetts,
i Here lie toiled f-.r the savage, and gradually there
j grew up around hiiu the town and the village.
I Natick proir is a smart, thriving place, with
' busy workshops, and the hum and drive of ener
f "etie Yankee lile ; and distinguished somewhat as
having given birth to many men and women, who
' arc famous the country over orators authors,
: Kliticians, musicians. But as it is of Oldtown
I that I write the H 'ite of the novel and its folks,
; jermit me to step aside from the centre of the
town and show only the quiet village, dull and
drowsy, with a esilm, peaceful dullness, on the
banks'of the Charles river.
Oldtown, thoush it look modern enough to-
; ( is aimost a8 devoid of Btirrin; life as when
IiOthropand Siim Iawsou, and Old Boston,
1 walked its rural ways. The bouses are neat cot
! tages with here and there a larger and more
' preti-ntious dwelling, erovvned with a French roof.
; It has one hotel the Eliot House several stores,
: a public hall, and adown the stream a small fac
: tory hums away, making a shoddy " feather
i board," which the shoe manufacturers of Lynn
; kindly and profitably use instead of good, honest
sole leather. There are two Btreets in the old vil
. Inge, the main one passing the hotel, and the
j other crossing the river, and winding away up a
: beautiful hill. Oaks and elms abound, and in the
hot days of midsummer their shade mu6t be cool
ing and desirable. There are two churches, one
Congregational and the other Unitarian, situated
I on the site of the old F'liot Mission Church for the
j Indians, back of which is a graveyard, where lie
buried most of the personages who appear in
j Oldtown Folks."
The ticor.le of Oldtown are readers and thinkers,
, with all that rich intelligence, wnich the people
j t Massachusetts villages generally are favored
j with. They live in their own houses, and erj y
I a quiet life, surrounded with books and pipers,
( music and art; and they are social and friendly,
j Oldtown to them is an object of pride. Its great
age, its beauty, the scenes of its early history, the
; fame Mrs. Stowe has given it, are all spoken of
with much consideration.
Several old residents
. . .
dlt,y rember the persons described in the
tvAfal Anil i ti vitirnrantmna Tirirn thfin I hn vt hnon
liui via L vi i.vviu " ""' v-
aoie to gainer mucn lnieresiing iniormaiiou
j The country around this ' sweet village of the j
1 -,!.. in 7 it umrijij i it nhmirnnrF vipwfl lr nrwsf La
jmo?t nf lhe fo(jt of a mountain called
.Wl 11:,, vvii;o,, TIM ; for.., nnd
m the top of which sixteen villages can be eeen
on a clear day. There are also other hills so near
to the Charles river, that they almost seem to dip
j their feet into it murmuring waters. The river
i itself, at this point, has a peculiar serpentine
j course, and in the spring and summer time must
j le very beautiful. The waters are clear and sil-
very ; it in indeed a stream well deserving Mrs.
.Stowe's name of " a tranquil river." Un the
banks of this peaceful river, fn and around the
cosy village of Oldtown, our little New England
drama of real life and romance, of ante-railroad
times, is placed. And so following in the foot
steps f the novelist, I will call the roll of the
Society in Oldtown, at the time Mrs. Stowe
introduces us to her characters, was divided into
j two classes the House of Lords and the House of
i Common. The House of Lordd consisted of
Parson lothrop and wife, Capt. Brown, Miss
j Mehitable RorMtcr, Sheriff Jones, and those
j 44 who wore ruflles around their hands, rode in
i their own coaches, and never performed any
manual labor." As a class, they were few, but
with them were the sturdy cultivators of the soil
The House of Commons who made up the
bulk of the population. The War of the Revolu
tion was over, and Jefferson was at the head of
government. And without more ado of statement,
j we will call up the first person on the list in the
1 n?1 k,.u,w how ?y of the readers of the
novel fell in love with this man of God ; I doubt
j if there arc ninny who do really admire him with
his old school dignity and stern manners. His
real liame was Stephen tfadger, and he was set
tled over the Eliot Church iu the village 45 years.
He was graduated from Harvard College in 1749
j and was ordained as a missionary over the Indians
iu loJ. .s a pastor, lie was esteemed by bis
j jicople. He was a lover of literature and science,
j and the author of several publications upon elec
tricity, ana other sutyects, which were much
esteemed at the time. In person, he was well
formed, with an intelligent pleasing countenance,
and of medium height. His manners were pol
ished and high bred. He is remembered in the
village but dimly, as he died in 1803, some years
lieforc his second wife, who is given a place in the
story, l'arson Lothrop (Badger) lived 78 years
a lite of evenness and of good works ; and he is
buried in the old church yard beside his first
wife, Abigail, and his five children.
was the eecoud wife of the Parson. She was a
rich widow when Stephen Badger married her
her first husband having been a Tory merchant of
a good family. She was full of aristocratic no
tions, and never went much into Oldtown society.
She is described, by those who remember her, as
a short and fleshy woman, with pleasant, but
courtly manners, a believer in fine dress, and
! rich household articles. The people of the village
respected her, aitnougn her chilling manners kept
them much aloof from her. The passage of her
splendid coach down the street of Oldtown was
always the occasion of admiration on the part of
the villagers, lhe children of the village were
brought up to regard the Parson and bis lady as
something more tl an common ; and they had as
much dread of Mrs. Badger as they had of the
minister. Often in a kindly mood the good lady
would stop her co ich and invite children to ride
with her; but it was rarely they would accept,
for it frightened them to be alone in the grand
carriage with the grand, 6tately lady. In fact the
heart of the aristocratic dame yearned toward
children, for she had none of her own ; and occa
sionally she would gather a flock of them in the
Parsonage, and coming down from her stilts,
would be a child among them. Lady Lothrop
lived to an old age, and was buried in Boston.
Her fortune, whieh was quite large, was be
queathed mostly to a retired sea captain, living in
Oldtown, and known as Squire Atkins. A son
and daughter of this man are now residents of the
village, but are very aged. They have in their
possession considerable of the old Badger silver
plate, and 6ome other relics. Atkins was no rel
ative of Lady Badger, but for years liad been j tao
non her and transacted most of her
lis granddaughter would call moat
every day, ajid read to the old lady ; and so the
fauiilv krr.t in her lavor. Durinir the l.iBt sick
ness of Lady Badger those around her got up a j
second will "in which the property was given to t
thetn ; but that will wn broken, and Atkins re- !
ceivrd ll.e fortune. ;
Before bidding farewell to the worthy couple,
dead and gone bo many years, let us look at the
venerable Parsonage, where they lived, and which
stands to-day as a curious relic of old-time style. It
is a large two story woooen nouse at inc upper
of the village, placed back from the street, and
adorned and sliaded in front by rows of noble
elms, set out by grateful Indians a hundred years
aro. It is dark with the beating of storms upon
it; long ago all trace of paint had left it ; but it
does not seem decayed, and the wood work will
do much service yet. At its rear are barns, as
old looking as the house The parsonage farm
contains nearly seventy acres of desirable land,
which is cultivated by Mr. Oliver Bacon its pres
ent owner. On entering the house by the front
door you will notice small panes of glass over it,
fashioned in the old " bull's eye " pattern. The
entries are large, and the front staircase comfort
ably wide. There is a room on each side of the
front entry, the one on the right as you enter
having been used as a parlor by Lady Lothrop,
and was where Horace was received by her in the
story, when he called on Good Friday. On the
other side is the " sitting room," dear to all New
England houses. The rooms are moderately high,
studded of good 6ize, and have an abundance of
wood work in pight. On the second floor is the
Parson's study, in one corner of which is the
Bounding board of Elliot's old Indian Church.
Parson Badger had it placed in bis study when
that church was demolished. Under it, he was
accustomed weekly to gather the few Indians that
were lelt in Oldtown, and instruct them in their
duties. It is an ancient looking board, covered
with an ornament of vines, and cracked and
stained. And as I looked at it 1 could almost see
the Parson sitting beneath, explaining the faith
to his dusky hearers. The Btudyis a small, close
room, as plain and severe as the most rigid Puri
tan could desire. The lady of the Parsonage has
preserved with devoted care a rich
care a rich satin dress
worn by Mrs. Badger, and her pink satin slippers,
nine inches long, lhe dress is elaborately worked
with flowers, and is almost thick enough to stand
alone. The slippers are darned in a fine and neat
manner, and were evidently worn a great deal by
aristocratic lady. Their tiny heels closely resem
ble the heels worn by the ladies at the present
time. The wife of the present owner of the Par-
ponuge is a namesake oi .Mrs. iiaager and a
grand-daughter of Deacon Badger, so called, in
the novel. Everything about the house is very
neat, ana uuy, anu mougn tne Duiiding 13 very
old, it is very comfortable.
SLIERIFF JONEH AND SQUIRE TiROWN
were members of the House of Lords prosperous
gentlemen, holding station and rank in the simple
days of the village.
John Jones held the office of Sheriff of the
county under King George, and after the Revolu
tion returned to Oldtown, and settled into its life.
He was deacon in the church, and an educated,
worthy man. lie was in fact devoted to educa
tion, and gave his children the best advantages.
He kept a chaise, which was considered quite a
A .11 1 I 1 .1 1
sign of rank in those days. For sometime he was I
engaged in the business of surveying in the Maine
woods during the summer and in the winter often
taught school. This gentleman was the grand
father of the Hon. Amos Perry, of Providence,
and until recently American Consul at Tunis.
The old Jones resrdence on the top of a beautiful
bill near the village, is a spacious and substantial
edifice, and remains the 6ame as when the Sheriff
occupied it. He died in 1801, aged 84.
Captain or Squire Brown, was a retired Eng
lish sea-master, and a man of wealth. Until two
years ago, his house was standing a short distance
above the Parsonage. It was a great, aristocratic
house. Two years ago it was set on fire, and
burned down. For some time it had stood empty,
and bore the reputation of being haunted.
Miss Mehitable Rossiter. I am sorry to write,
though a member of the House of Lords, was a
member in the novelist's imagination, for the old
est inhabitant of Oldtown knows her not. 1 am
Surry for this, because I liked her character, and
wished it to be real. And tLose who have read
" Oldtown Folks," and remember the characters
of Harry and Tina Percival, will hardly like to
know that the story which is told so graphically
and charmingly about those important persons is
wholly fictitious. That they existed only in Mrs.
Stowe's fertile brain is quite certain. No tuch
beings ever lived in Oldtown, or were connected
with the characters taken from real life. Thev
were only fine conceptions of the novelist , b fancy.
Anil I r- K li S.t.iifrli n -i 1 liio irivnui ciiafsti. 1 1 . , - .1
And Crabb Smith, and his virgin sister, Miss As
phyxia, are also creations of romance. That they
could exist, even in those hospitable, hearty days
of New England, is quite possible ; that they did
not exist as described is something to be thankful
for. Ellery Davenport, who plays such an impor
tant part in the story, is the erratic Aaron Burr,
whom Mrs. Stowe takes great delight in display
ing as an 44 awful example " of an educated, pol
ished infidel. Once before in her novel, '4 The
Minister's Wooing," this man stalked through
the pages playing the same part. Aaron Burr
was guilty of many sins u bad, reckless man ;
but he was hardly so bad, orXf so much conse
quence, that he must be brought from the oblivion
of the grave by James Parton and Mrs. Stowe in
such a fearful manner. And there iH Sol Peters
with hands hard as horn, and 44 eyes like oxen,"
but a heart as soft and as innocent as child's, and
who befriended little Tina in her trouble he, too,
fades into misty romance, and only lived in the
book. Polly Shubel is also a creation of the
TnE BADGER FAMILY.
Grandfather and grandmother Badger, Aunt
Lois and Keziah, as described by Mrs. Stowe, tire
quite correct pictures of the members of one of
the oldest and most respectable families of Old-
town, belonging to the industrial class. The real
name is Bigelow, and there are two members of
the family living to-day in the village a daughter
and son of the good Deacon, whose family arc
made famous by the novel. Col. Abram Bigelow
is eighty-one years old, and is a man of the old
school, with m. trifle of the military in his man
ner. He is still in good health, but is very deaf,
and has slightly lost his eyesight. But he is very
agreeable in conversation, and full of the history
of the old times. His sister is the widow of Col.
Chester Adams, who was engaged in the war of
1812, and was Colonel of the 1st Regiment, 2d
Brigade, Massachusetts militia, until l!S20. Mrs.
Adams is also ouite deaf, and is seventv-seven
years old a lady with considerable of the old
school breeding. " These two remaining members
of the family live in a neat house, in the centre
of the village.
The Deacon Badger house stood near the saw
mill, by the dam and bridge. It was a lare,
roomy house ; but only the cellar and foundation
stones are left to-day. The house was always a
safe refuge for wanderers and the homeless, and
a generous hospitality was dispensed therein.
Grandmother Badger is remembered as not being
quite the" neat careful person as described, but
she had a large heart, and one of kind, motherly
feeling. Aunt Lois, who was Eunice Bigelow,
does not seem to have been the energetic person
Mrs. Stowe makes her, but in other ways is
drawn to the life. Aunt Keziah was Abigail
Bigelow, and Uncle Bill, was William Bigelow
who graduated at Harvard College in 1784, and
was familiarly called Sawney Bigelow. He was
a writer, a poet and a wit, and his published
works show much talent. The persons of the
family mentioned in the story are all buried in
the old church yard in the village, their stones
standing side by side father and mother and
children. Deacon William died in 1813, aged
64 ; Grandmother Ilepsibah died in 1830, aged
82; Eunice in 1831, aged 45; Abigail in 1844
aged 02 ; and William in 1844, aged 71. '
Who does not remember Uncle Fly grand
mother Badger's brother, Eliakim Sheril ? Uncle
Fly was a character worthy a graphic drawing.
The little, nervous, dear good man ! always full
of other people's business, the 44 brown pudding
stick that kept the village in a perpetual stir "
as Mrs. Stowe says. The name that he bad in
life was Morrill ; but everybody called him Uncle
Fly, be was such a lively, simpering, sputtering
little body. He was the brother of Dr. Isaac
Morrill, an excellent physician of Oldtown. His
character is very well described, and one of the
most natural in the book. He was a very re
spectable man, and a tallow chandler by business.
He built the present Eliot House, and lived for
some years in a small house, still standing near
hotel, lie bas a errandson IiTinv. a lawvpr
in BoBton. Uncle Fly, after a life of i5od works
jied in Dedham, several yeare ago. '
. Perhaps this ia the most interesting character
n Mrs. Stowe's novel. How many hearts warm
him, though he is the Tillage do nothing!
Philosophical Sam, content to bask in the suTi,
all the day long, and to end your days in a poor
house ' The man wno Eat ior iuia
named Samuel Law son, and the remembrance of
him has lasted longer and more distinctly than of
the others in the memory of those now living in
Oldtown. He was a queer man, and the portrayal
of him is perfect. For many years he tad a
little tinker's shop near the church, where he did
odd jobs when he " felt like work." He was
always in the street, and standing on the corners,
chatting with everybody. He was beloved of
the children, and would talk to them as they
passed by to school. He was rather tall and
lank, with a 6tooping posture, and had a queer
way of bobbing his head with a sudden jerk
when he went to speak. He was careless in
dress ; and his house and family had a neglected
appearance. He had a curious manner of finding
out everybody's business. As children were go
ing along he would say : " Lordy massy, I'm
glad to see you children. How's your father?
What's he doing?" He always began every
thing with Lordy massy ! " When the boys
were out playing, Sam would be Bure to be among
them, looking over the games, and keeping tally,
lie was full of old hymns, and was delighted to
repeat them in an exceeding quaint way on all
possible occasions. He was a constant caller,
especially about meal time, and always had a
fund of news to relate. But he died in the
Newton poor house at last, and his merry, care
less heart came to a lonely dependent old age.
He was over ninety when he died. Prof. Stowe
always had a great friendship for Sam, and often
went to see him during the last years of his life.
His wife Hepsy died several years before her hus
band. THE NEGRO AND INDIAN CHARACTERS.
Old Boston Foodah was an African worthy of
which something can be written. He was a dis
tinguished, tall negro, very polite, and full of
the graces of high breeding, and well known in
the village. Ihe young lolks used to tli-nk he
! was of great conseouence. and would pay
much respect. He lived in a good house, and
j had some means. He had a little wife named
.Tinny whom he always called " He " in speak
ing of her to anybody. One Sunday at church,
Jinny fell asleep and dreamed. Vaking sud
denly she started up, exclaiming in a loud voice,
" Oh ! where de Lordy I be ! " This so mortified
old Boston, that after service he called on the
j Parson to explain things, saying, " You see,
I Parson. He ' had been out nulling flax on Satur-
day, and 'lie' was berry tired, and 4 He ' fell
asleep!" There was also a young Boston, a
lithe, short youth, who was quite a negro dandy.
He was out playing one day when a boy, and
Jinny came to the door of the house, and called
to him, 44 Bos'n ! Bos'n ! come right in from dar,
standing out in the sun ; you'll be black as any
nigger ! " There is nothing left of the house old
Boston occupied, and there are none of the family
Primus King, the liog butcher, was another
negro character. He was rather cross and surly
though, and not the favorite old Boston was. He
was in great demand all the country round to
butcher hogs, and was really a genius at the
work. None of his descendants are living, and
his house has gone.
The Indian characters are of no particular
account. They were remnants of a once power
ful tribe, and were mostly vagabonds. Justice
Waban was the moBt important one, and the fol
lowing true copy of a warrant issued by him has
been preserved : 44 You, you big constable, quick
you catch um Jeremiah OS'scow, strong you hold
! um, safe you bring um afore me. Thomas
i Waban, Justice Peace." The only descendant
! of these Oldtown Indians living in the village is
a woman of thirty-five, who is married to a white
THE HOLTOKE FAMILY.
This was the family of Prof. Calvin E. Stowe,
the Horace Holyoke being none other than that
gentleman in his youth. His father's character
is drawn rather strongly, for he was a baker in
stead of a teacher, and was not noted for his
strong devotion to books. The mother is well
described ; 6he died a few years ago in Hartford,
aged 86. Horace is well remembered in Oidtowu
as a queer boy ; and it is said Mrs. Stowe might
have published some anecdotes of her husband's
boyhood, which would have been very taking,
but family pride prevented her. Horace loved
books, but had no system in reading. He was
peculiar in dress, and in many ways different
from other boys. He liked to gather them around
IIe Was apprenticed in
1 l. . .
luni ana preach to them. He was a great mimic
a paper mill, but his
aunts helped him to acquire a liberal education,
even working in the mill to obtain money.
Stowe's father died in 1808, leaving no property,
the mother and the children going to the grand
father's house to live. The little island near the
saw mill, where Horace studied, is shown to
A FARTING GLANCE.
There are a few minor persons in the story
who were actual residents of the village : Major
Broad, an educated, well-to-do farmer, good look
ing and portly, and who always walked with a
gold-headed cane, and who made himself silly in
his old age by marrying a young girl. Mump
iUorse, the leader of the church choir, who re
joiced in the Christian name of Henry ; Joe
Steadman ; Patty Sawin, who died last summer,
aged 75, and others that little or nothing is
known about. They have all passed away, and
the place knows them no more forever.
Oldtown to-day is a pleasant spot, with its
snjug comfort and its sociability. The old hotel
has yet its crowd of evening loungers, who dis
cuss affairs. All day long its streets are quiet,
and one can hear the murmur of the tiny water
fall on the Charles River. It has its rich man
its patron saint ; its be.tutiful girls in fashionable
dress, for Boston is only an hour away ; but it is
Oldtown still the 44 Oldtown " of the novelist,
with a brighter rarb and a more modern life.
J. W. M.
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