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THE MONTANA POST.
. W. TILTON, & CO., Editors & Proprietors. " My Colntry, Iay she Always ht tig.t, But ty Country, Right or Wron," TEZX:-47,DO Per Teor ia Adruae
VOL. 1. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1864. NO. 17.
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Nrr wsi STDNET EDGERTON, Damask City;
LcUE?&KY. H. P. FORSEY;
4ionD J r 1KE. ii. L. IIOSMER.
AknýAt JsTuics, AM! GIDDINGR.
L. B. WILLISTOW,
ArrY. O3,),RA1., E. B. MEALY, Virginia Chij
dAMMEAL. C. J. BUCK.
!rxvr.!Y GuruaAL. M. BOYD.
ArtITo .. JOHN f . LMTT.
rArt act, JOHN J. HULL.
Y»*JaT Pcitzc, JOHN Sf. ATCHTSOCY.
Aumaasaa, T. C. EVERTS.
·Youaty Officer. oef Madiso Courly.
(:·tr Comiuamriesrs, JAIS Fu~c s,
Faso. K. Rona.
Trebate Judge, Taos. C. Jo~ag.
Sheriff, Nt« HOWLS.I
T: aeruar, RunsfT N. llu..
ecorar, P.. M. IA&MAIi.
Assuistnt Aa&.aor lII District,J·azz COOt.
Munlcipal Officers ofrVirgInLa City.
Padice Judge and 3x- ,fficio Mayor, 0. G. Durr .
kwiiLeraof Counei, E. K. WOODSL Cr,
- I JANss Giaaor
hrarýhal, Jrur ~aT Noga.
hae regrur commvaiestions of Virginia City -
Led.e. U. D., A. F. A A. M., are held on the Sd
ad uth ~aturdays in each month.
P. S. PFOUTS, W. M.
Ai:x. Diris, Sect'y.
Pre~cbing weery Sabbath by Rev. A. M. ToRnar,
't 11 A. M. at the Court House. Sabbath School
sa 2 P. M. All are invited to attend.
IiUSINESS CARDS. j.
TT. F. Sa.ders. Jerry Cook.
SANDERS & COOK.
.TTr~ ~ETS at Law, Virginia City, Montana
`'L.. , Mira-,.1 - IV[. T. LOvTuLL.
MlcM.ATH & LOVELL,
Attor.rys at Law, VirginisCity, 15. T., will promp
tLv atteni to all professional busines entrusted to
ts:r eare. 1-3m
". J. McCormick. W. Y. Pamberton. H. Burnt.
McCormick, Pemberton & Burns.
Auer.eys at Law, Virginia City, Montana Territo
. n)ce in Content's Corner up-stairs. 1-6m
, . M. i1FrronD. R. B. 1'*paOTt, L. W. BoatCo.,
Cal. Iowa. Col.
*TAFFORD, PARROTT c& DORTON,
Attorneys at Law, Ofice oan Idaho street, opposite
tb court bouse, Virginia City, Montana Territory.
Boot d Shoe maker, Virginia City, Montana Ter
ltorv. The beat of sustom work always on hand.
ve' me a trial. 1-6m
1J uE'lt CRU: WIT,
Frenth Feker. Nevada City, Montana Territory,
'-uli san- to his numerous customers that he is al
res ti hand to stuff the mouths of the hangry.
-iv6 ihn acell. I--m
U .-- _ .~
D,. 11. . C (KEPIN
P'2'ician and Surgeon. formely asatant in the
loeoptti dJ midi in Paris. and attached totbsNew
Yora l,,ipital. New York--receutly from lbknque,
lowa. Otce in Virginia City, opposit* t 1hay
rea.Y, tmain street. 1-4m
:'ractical Watchmawe and Jeweler. Particular
nItulltiun paid to relpairing all claes of watche.
A.y pJrt of any watch can be made new at thte ee
abiLhment, and warranted to give stisfaction.
f!1 Hti examine specimens of Jewelry maae from
ens tive COlW. I-iT
Nevada Cily, Montana Territory.
JuL'IS BELANGER, . - . .. Plaermatoa.
'Iii, hotel is iituated on Main street, and in the
Mhut pert of the City. Theitable supplied with the
kt the market aItrdi, ad the amloos frnmihed
with the ebet liquoa &,
lRoma and bado be had at reesosable prie-.
arges for oard n . 4rate. 2
cCERTTTICA O TEX SA OF TEN i O THE i
Aonsolida ted $it.r. S Comp . Thr e -w
by provining property e d paying for tlluI edarti
Luert can have the sa*a ea t City hook Uwore,
Tirginin City. 4 -tf
tuver street, Virginia City, M. T. Keadle A
Vi.ce.,t, proprietors. Klp haad all Miad of
reed, eke. sai Flee, whk. are going of li't ''t
eah" e.& aheap rate 1-M
S SIU81SS CARDS.
Wallace stret, Viginia City, M. T. Jd.M.Cta er
Ipropritor. The proprieor announce to his old a
friends and the p elic enerally, that he is now
prepared to accommodate boarders by the meal,day t
or week at low rate. His table frnished with the
best the imaket dforda. 1-ly
L WIs Ai ALt,
Manufaetarer of Jewelry, Jackson stret, Vir
ginis City. M. T. Strict attention given tc re
pairing all clases of watche, sad warranted to
give satisfaction. Keep Constantly on handalerge
Sasortment of Jewely. Every thing in our line
made to order at low rate. 1-3m
. cOLOR o JDO
IHAIR DRESSING 0 ROOM.
SHair DyeiaP and Cutting Done in
TOM. WHITE, ProtUeter.
S Wm, DECKER.
ji urrf eon D entist.
T rC . .t IN POST OFFIC BUILDLWG. PA.
Stients visited at their reidence when defired.
- ROATH & CO.,
AI MERICAN WATCH16 JUST RECEIVED:DI
- rectfrom the manafactorie.
Every decription ofJewelry manufactured from
the Native Gold. Call, Examine Specisei,
and then judge.
, Sign of the MAMMOTH WATCH
NEVADA CITY, Montana Territory.
Virginia City, Sept. 10, 1864.
INTELLIGENCE OFFICE. t
real Estate and Minitg Agency. thl
Al b ,ineas pomptly attmded to. Opei inl
Pot Oface Btildiy
J. T. HENDERSON,
PAINTER AND SIGN WRITER. l
Office on Cewer trast, Virgins City.
LIME AN l BRICK. to
HENRY BAIbE. u"
Also le Buildisg,'Iad all kinad of brfak work
one to order. 4-4s w
TA TOR.NEY AT LAW, VIRGINIA CITT, MON
tans Territory. Ofice. corer of Wallse and a1
Jackson streets, at J. A. Ming's Store. d
IShavina d Hair Dressing Saloo0.
MUSTACHE AND HAIR COLORINGO.
Seuth i id ef Wallace Street, Va. City to
LTONS AWHITI, Propristoer.
JOHN S. ATCHISON,
REVENUE STAMPS AND BLANKS
FOR SALE AT
ALEN & MILLtAD'S DAN*I.
VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA TERRITORY.
Wallace St., Next Door to Weary's
SMEAT, VEGETABLES, GAME,
Ac., Ac., Ae.
sTEWART A BALL.
'ii- -i-tf -.
L UMBR YARD. h
Idaho street, Virginia City, M. T. Jams oen
nail, proprietor. Keeps constatly on huad all i
kinds of the best lumber, which will be sold at low a
'1TAR BAKERY AND ALOON,
Nevada City, M. T. Patrick 1Ry, proprieto r.
All perons wishbing good bread uas requsted to
sall. Prices low. Also, bee furnished with the
best ed drinks. Here is the pl1ce to get n honest
ILo e e, a a sk or p ie sad ." e i to week it
Corner of Idaho and Jackson Sts., Vir.
ginia City, Montana Territory.
WM. & JOHN A. SHOOT
(Formerly of the Planter's House, Hannibal Me.)
.T' .l ABOVE NAMED HOUSE, FORMEILY
1 conducted by Wi. Sloan, sq., hbring been
enlarged and re-ftted i now open with every faeil
ity for the accommodation of Gul nd a oBmi ý.
SComfortable rooms and beds u provikd sd the
atbile is carefully furnmed with t he bet the mu
ket and seasons fferd.
Paegers for the early Stage Cohe can obtain
good odgings herendb wr a the proper
hour. The patronae of the pblic s rierpctfnlly
slic ted . W. A o Je. A. SH*OT,
F. C. COULxS., 1. Di. S. L. F. WAn, M. D.
Dreo. C@S 3LL hI J WAD .
;PHYSICIANS & SU] ]OG OKS
! rs,. 3 13 K18 t OL101L.
¶ Oecee Jackeos Street, below Wanner Vi-irai
SCity, Mon otn Territory.
wil gie Buf ar leh4 st S14e per week.
k An o we who wase . * -i_, .in!f sar esla
be s- d liIuer t thu mI d 99
The Prlee * ta lie.l t
When 1 was a boy--a tall strapping young a
fellow of seventeen or eighteen-father was u
a farmer, and owned that piece of ground
yonder. It was a fine farm then, though
they've out a railway through it and spoiled i
it with their improvements. In those days I
we were content to travel by the stage or t
on horseback ; and I must confess I don't c
think weve gained much by the change e~- f
cept explosions, though you may'nt a'ree *
with me there-youngsters never do. ust
here stood old Wilber Trabb's tavern-the
Jolly Farmer. Tavern was no disgrace t
then, though you'd insult a hotel keeper to,
eall it one now. They hadn't much steady
company there; but the folk stopped
on the way up by the stage, and drovers
and farmers on the way to market took
their meals there. Of winter evenings the
Squire, and the Doctor, and even the Par
son, used to come over and taste old Trabb's
ale and have a chat with him. He was a
well-educated, light-hearted old man, who
had fought when young in the Revolution
ary war; and though past seventy could
drink and laugh with fellows young enough
to be his grandsons. Such stories as he
used to tell of his own bravery and hair
breadth escapes would make your hair
st:ad on end with horror. We youngsters
never doubted a word of them then, what
ever we may do now at times. With his
large bulky figure and red face, and la]d
a vo.ce, he was the stranrest contrast t6 his
da·aghter biehitable--Hetty every one called
her. She was like some slender white Ily
C in those days, and her voice like some sil
ver bell and just as musical-a shy little
soul just come home from school, and ready
to cry with fright at having to take her
place as mistress ; for you see her mother
had been dead years and years. The tomb
stone in the church-yard was just as old as
Hetty, and she was the only woman about
In a little while she grew used to it, and * 1
less timid; and then from looking at her a]
at a distance 1 came to speaking to her.-- a
The first time was at the great gate that I
opened upon the road at the back of the I
house. It was heavy and hard to open, and t
seeing her little hands busy with it I went ,
across and set it back for her; and she c
said, "Thank you-you're very kind to n
take so much trouble." a
" No trouble at all, Miss Ietty," I said:
"its a pleasure." And then she blushed, n
and 1 felt the blood rush into my face, a
though I dol't suppose she noticed it; for c
what with work .. the open air, and the a
sun, and sheepishness, I -wa about as red t
as I well could be all the time in those days. '
After that we bowed, and smiles, and I
spoke when we met; and at last one Sun
day evening I mustered up resolution, and
dressed myself in my beet, and put a rose
in my button-bole, and took a boquet for
her, and went across the fields to Wilber
Trubb's. Two or three times 1 felt like go
ing back, or runring away somewhere; but
I screwed my courage to the sticking point,
and got to the door. I'm not sure, though,
that I'd have made up my mind to go in, if
she hadn't been sitting there on the porch
reading her prayer-book. She put it in her
pocket, and looked up and smiled.
'"ow do you do, Mir. Mafit ?" she said.
" i'm glad to see you. Walk in." And
she took me into the little parlor, and hand
ed me a chair.
SI can remember that room just as if it
was yesterday. There was a home-made
carpet, red and yellow stripes, on the floor;
and a mahogany tea-table you could see
your face in between the windows; and all
about the room was wainscoted and painted
blue about as high as your waist. Above
that was whitewashed. The mantle-piece
was higher than your head, and had plated
1 candlesticks and a tea-caddy on it ; and on
the walls were two paper profiles: one
old Wilber, and the other of his wife, cut
at a fair when they were sweet-hearts The
chairs had rush bottoms and were painted
black, and there were green window-papers
tied up with tassels at the windows. Hetty
wore a white dress and a check aporn, and
had a string of coral beads about her little
throat. I remember it all like a picture
most of all her pretty eyes, looking down
) at the strips in the carpet. -
," It's a snie evening, Miss letty," 1 mid, i ,
to say something, as I ought.
SVery, she answered. "I'm always
glad of a bright Sunday. Rain keeps the a
people from church, and it makes it dull y
" 1 saw you in church this morning," I
" I saw yoeu too," replied Ietty, and then
there was silence. She plaited her aporn s
string, sad I stared at her.
", Isee you've plenty of flowers, bliss a
letty," I said; " but mother has such good I
luck with heroarnations, 1 thought I'd briang
on a few, if you'd accept them; and 1
anded her my nosegay. She smiled and I
"They're beautiful," she said. I'll put
them 1n water;" and she wone out and
brought in a polished beer-glass half full
of water and set them in it; and having
something to de with her hands and eyes i
rew less bashful. And we talked about
iowers and seeds and gardening for a good
When the moon was up we went out on 1
the porch and sat there. And she told me
about her oiy sobhool, and a teacher who
wan very kind to her, and of her joy that
she could be so useful to her father, and
that he was so fond of her.
" For -on see," she said, I'd been away
so long 1 knew nothing about home, and
not much even about pa."
" I'm sure," said i, " the loss was his,
and it you were my eaughter I'd not send
Yon to sehool away from me one day."
And then I was so conselo.e that Pd made
a silly s pecr that I said "$; $oodanht," iL
squite a short way, and wshed the orth
would open and qwallow me.
That wae my blut viet to ietty, but not
Sthe laset. Pretty seons Iwent up tO seeo her
ever Sday night, saned waited on her to c
talk in my natural voice--the first night it! t
was only a queer husky growl-and could tl
express my own ideas, such as they were, a
in something like comprehensiblelanguage. t
Hetty had read more than I had ever 1
heard of. She was well-educated for a girl I
in those days, and she made me wonder at s
her smartness when she was not afraid of I
talkng. She wrote a pýtty hand, too, and
could sing the sweetest ballad. My only 4
fear was that I was too homely, and rough, i
and countrified to suit her. Father knew
where I went Sunday nights, and laughed
about my going sparking; but mother was 1
anxious. She thought that Hetty was not
just the girl for a farmer's wife, I fancy,
and she had made up hermind that I should
marry my far away cousin Ann Dolting.
But I took my own way, and grew fonder
of dear little Ietty every day. I hoped,
too that she liked me better. At last there
hadbeen an apple-paring as neighbor Wel
come's; dancing and games had kept us
up all night, so that it was almost dawn
when I saw Hetty home. How peaceful
the green fields were in the gray twilight,
1 with the stars just fading out of sight, and
the dew, like diamonds on every spear of
the long grass! I had offered Jetty my
arm, and the dear little hand lay like a
r snow-flake on the black cloth. Something
a -not myself, I'm sure, for I'd not have
dared to-make me stoop my head and kiss
" the pretty fingers, and the next minute we
were standing face to face quite still, with
a both her hands in mine.
' "Oh, Hetty !" I said, "please don't be
angry; but I love you so-you are so very
dear to me. Ever since that first evening
e I've felt that if you shbuld say I might not
y have that little hand to keep I sbould want
to die. I don't know what there is in me
)r to like; but, Hetty, for Heaven's sake try
)- to hke me enough to be my wife. The best
ý5 and handsomest follow in the world couldn't
it be fonder of ?ou than I am."
She wouldn't look up. She wouldn't
speak. I tried to see her face, and it was p
all wet with tears. But when I put my
arm about her she did not seem angry, and
I drew her to my heart, and held her there
long enough to kiss her twenty times; and
then we walked over the fields, and I thank. i
ed God for giving me so great a treasure.
Old Wilber Trabb was not opposed to the
match; but when I talked to him about it
as Hetty bade me, he said,
" If the girl has set her heart upon it she q
may marry youn, but I can't spare her let, c
and you are both young enough to wait a
couple of years "; so it was settled that we
should be married two years from that
time on my Hetty's nineteenth birthday.
" All the better,' said the old folks, and
Iletty was content; but 1 felt anxious to
r ve her all my own. She was so lovely
that I .uncied every man in the world must
As for my doing as I did I'd have staked
my soul, and that's pretty hcavy stake, that
I never could have done it. I was be
witched, I think, or Satan took possession
of me. But this is how it happened, We
had been engaged a year-Hetty ad 1-I
think, when a pretty Southern girl cnme to
Butler to live. Butler was the next village.
She had an opportunity of making a show,
for her father owned plenty of darkeys,
and gave her all the money she wanted.
She dressed elegantly, and gave herself
airs, and wondered how any woman could
do housework. A great black woman with
slipshod shoes came with her to wait on
her; and she never poured out the water
to wash her own hands. She put silly no
tions into many a girl's head, but Hetty
1 only laughed at her. * Why I never knew,
i but'she took a notion to me-she glanced
and smiled-she wasn't troubled with bash
fulness; and after a while I found myself
talking to her a great deal, and thinking
a how very pretty she was. Once or twice
e letty was silent and a little pale after the
t parties and husking-frolics where we had
met Miss Princely; but I never thought of
d her being jealous, for I loved her better
5 than any other living thing, and it seemed
Y to me she must know it.
- - - - - _ - - i
One day, or rather evening, 1 had been a
dancing with this Southern girl, and was w
about to leave her when she gave a little tb
laugh and said, th
" I thought you had staid quite as long as *e
you dared." w
S"What do you mean ?" I asked. it
" Oh we all know whose apron-string you m
are tied to!" she replied. "I only wonder q
you dare leave her side at all."
I dare do anything I choose," said I. n
" o." she laughed, " you daren't dance
the next three dances with me." f
"But I will," said I; and sat down be- it
side her. I saw her eyes glitter, and I did h
not dare to look towards Hetty. Soon the
music struck up, and we danced together. t,
Hetty had pnother partner. I envied him c
her little white hand, but I could bring my- a
self to be laughed at, and I danced not on- b
ly three but four times with Miss Princely. f
"'You're braver than 1 thought," she I
said, when we were through. " Nuw run c
away and be forgiven." t
My heart gave a strange little leep as she 4
said those words, but I ashwered by a laugh
and kept close to her all supper-time. Peo
were talking about it, I knew, for all were ,
well aware tbst Hetty and I were engaged
to each other ; but that girl's sneer seemed
to have made a fool of me, and I determin
ed to show her that I was my own master.
When I left her atlast, she said: "1 am
I going away the day after to-morrow for
I good. If you dare ome over sand ee me
S" 1'1l be there," I said, and then I weat
I in seaorh of Hetty, She was not ther.-
Dr. Bray and his wife had gone h.ea. ar
ly, aend she had geoe with them in their gig.
I did not stayog after that.
The beetpert of taht lit 1 pased wall
e aing up and down before her wisdow.-
a There was a light within, and ever3 new
b and them & little shadow erensed the s t
tas. If I could have seem her thet all
it would have been right, bet it was tee late,
or and I went home just in time to eheage my
to dress sad be clled to breakfast.
13 Theday was a lonone. t was a busy
time, and I couldn't leave my work; but 1 a
thought of Betty all the while. What w
apology could make? I could only tell her
the truth, and how meanly that sounded. b
" Tied to her apron-string," and she the n
gentlest thing that ever lived, who never I1
strove to rule me. I almost hated Miss
Princely for that speech now. tl
But Betty was so good and sweet-temper- ti
e$ she must forgive me. It was the Arst
time I had offended, and I made short work t
of the mush and milk at supper, and was r
up stairs and dressed and of in less time
than it takes to tell it.
When Ireached the House, old Trabb was i
taking supper by himself. " Looking for
IIetty ? "e asked. " She's off spending
the afternoon somewhere; took her knit- I
ting work and said she'd be out late. it
by and take a bite.
But I was too restless, and hurt besides. i
It was one of my regular even in s, and Betty
I must have known I would be there. I
thought her very cruel and unkind; and
then in a spirit of pique I made up ny mind
to go t go to Butler and see Miss Princely at her
f It was a three mile's walk, and was quite
dark when I got there. They lived in- the
I only street of Butler asrow of white houses,
with their gardens joining, just separated
yb pretty little hedges. Miss Princely wa,
a one. " So glad to see you," she said. "I
e staid at home on purpose;" and she smiled,
h and dimpled, and looked prettier than evr r.
Then she played to me, for they had a pi
e ano, and afterward the colored woman
y brought in coffee and cakes and cold chick
g ed, and we had a little supper.
At I didn't forget IIletty, but I made up my
it mind to enjoy that evening, and the supper
e over we walked up and down in the garden.
7 Next door, with tha hedge between us, some
it girls were chatting, but their laughs and
' voices were the only sounds that broke the
" I'm going away to-morrow," said Misr.
Princely, after a little while. i
" I am very sorry to hear it," said I. y
" I don't believe you," she said pouting. c
" Why not ? "
" You'd not care if all the world were go- a
ing," she said. " If you were to hear I
were dead to-morrow, you'd never grieve." I1
"Indeed I should."
" Oh, you men ! "she said coquettishly. F
"But do you know my poor little bones
quite long to be home again ? It's growing
chilly here as autumn advances. My hands
are quite chapped, and my lips, just look
at them." She pursed them up in a very
tempting way and I bent forward.
"I can't see," I said. " It's too dark, I 1
must tell by the sense of touch."
It's strange how such a bashful fellow as
I had been could have grown so saucy on a
sudden; but I told you before I was be
witched. 1 had kissed her as I spoke, and
she gave me a little soft slap, and said, "0,
how dare you? " in any thing but an angry
" They're very soft for chapped lips," I
said; and just then turning, I saw in the
I moonlight a pale, frightened face looking
3 over the hedge which divided the two gar
dens. There for a moment stood Hetty
looking at us both. The next I saw it sink,
and heard some one cry, " Why, what is
the matter with fletty ? I think she has
d How much she heard I never knew, but I
b know she saw me kiss that girl.
n The next day a farm-hand brought me a
ir little parcel and a note from Hetty :
" I send you back your presents," she wrote. "I
y wish you could return all thelove I havegiven you.
SlIt is over now, but I am uhamed of ever having
i cared for one so treacherous mad fckle."
- Those cold words only. Five hours af
If terwards I had left home and was far away,
ig with only a few dollars in my pocket and
e an bundle of clothes on a stick over my
id A vessel was about to sail for England
of when I reached New York, and I shipped
er before the mast.
I - . -, , ...-tn ...d Allt to
I went half ronad the world, and went to
many a land. 1 never forgot Hetty, and 1
knew I never could be happy again ; but 1 dl
was most like myself in a storm, or when
there was any danger that excited me. One S
thing they thought odd in me-I neverdar
ed to look at or speak to a woman when we
went ashore : pretty or nwly, young or old,
it was all the same. At last 1 wrote to ri
mother, but not often, and I never asked a p
question about Hetty. I didn't care to 1
hear what I supposed I shouldthat she had sg
married some one else.
When my mother died, father was not b
fond of writing, and I sent him presents o
instead of letters, and had no chance of
I'll not make my long story longer by
telling of my adventures at sea, or how we
came, after, was first mate, to fall in with
a pirate on the high beas. We beat him; (
but I was wounded, and they took me up
for dead. I lived, however; and though I
had lost a leg, and had a great scar across
my cheek, seemed likely to live. I camei
back to America, and my heart being soft
ened by a long illness, I longed to go home
and see my good old father ; so from New
York I travelled to my native place. I was
thirty-six years old on the day when I
limped through Butler, where the stage
stopped, and saw the garden in which lhad
given Miss Princely that kiss which had
cost me, so much. My heart was so full
that I could have wept. Butler and our
place had grown iseh near neighbors that
that they-were almost one. Only two or
three green felds lay between them. A
Snew straet had bee. built, sad the tavern
stood on that. It was altered, and hkd
wings and another story, but kthere w 4
sign-The Town Hotel, W. Trab, A boy
wa lourria at the deer.
* Is eld Mr. t.bib N ving yet:P I *saked
" Yeo &~r»",*M t*e C t - hets rip t
'aart, teBgh «ty 69a -cr Diee.
SHe'll "t Mw mem r me," I thkoagl.
I P1k go in and see him.*
I knew the way to the prlor, and I went
Stoward it. The hail was il-elothed and
rpinted, and when. 1 Iookel ito the room
r hardly knew it, it walls were papered
and it wva fuatished a modern palows
were. But I did know the form that steed
the.e-the slight, fair women, with her
bands of golden hair--Hetty--older, but
not altered-the sweet girl changed to a
lovely woman. She lat ever the chair .s
whbih her old father sat, and, standing
there, I heard him speak, his tones thinner
than of yore sa4 with a quaver in them.
""My dear, I wish you'd think twice of
this. I'm sure John Westbrook would
make you a good husband. I'd like to see
you married before I die."
•' Papa," she answered, " I'm too eld to
marry. I'm thirty-Ave."
"A mee ehd yet," said the old man.-
" And you m~l thtave been married twenty
times. I don't want to leee yo; but John
would take the business, and we'd live to
ether. Make up your mind to marry
"1 can't papa; indeed I ean't marry
Jehn Westbrook. I must live and die an
S"I can't see why you should throw your
life away," said the old man.
"Dear papa," she said," it is not west
ng my life to spent it with you. I have
never loved any one but poor Arthur Mast,
and it would be very wrong to marry with
I out love. He his,all I ever had to give."
" The sea cannot give up its dead," said
the old man.
"Amen!" she said, and bent her head
upon his shoulder and wept aloud.
Then I crossed the threshold and stood
" Hetty, I am not worthy of your tears,"
I said. And with a cry, she turned and
y fell fainting in my arms.
r An hour after we sat alone together, a-d
•. I said to her:
Le "Hetty, I have no right, altered as I am
d after so many years, to come between you
*e and a better man. But I am very sellsh.
Can you forget the bitterly-repented folly
1s of an hour enough to forgive and bless a
man who loves you, and has always loved
you, better than his life ? Will you be a
g. crippled sailor's wife, Hetty, or must I take
my lonely way again, and bear my punish
- ment till I die ?"
I I waited for my answer, not daring to
." look at her until she put her little milk
white woman's hand in my brown, rough
y. palms and left it there.
Jesh mauttitsn Writes a tery.o
I du consider muskeeters
The moset pesky or all God's creetan.
I hay finally ketched it. I hat bin likes
lam, led sudden to the slauter, and had mi
blood socked out ov me, as thoagh it was
only sweet sider, and belonged to some
body else. I am a man or peace, but, low
and behold! there ain't a piece in me bus
what is bit and puckered and tore.
When msketers whisper in yars ear
The devil's angels are hovering near.
I retired to res last night at the usual
time, on the left side or me, and about 2
feet adjacent was the side or the hons, on
the south side or me, and about 2 feet ad
jacent is my wife. I drdpt to sleep so a
snow flake dun on the buzzum or a silvery
Lake. (1 have a faint idee that this last
sentence, for luvlanese, can't be beat, han
dy.) I dreamed a good sized hot dream.
It felt like the breath or a Kanda Thissell
Around mi hal a triing to whiell.
Suddenly I awoke.
The room was full or yells and screams
responsiv. I dashed wildly across the
room. I lit a lite. I harked one of my
most reliable harks. Awl wuas still--still
as a crow's-nest. in the dead or winter. I
gazed a gaze, as tho' I was triing tu thred
the rong end of a kambrick ueadel. Awa
in bhe distance, solitary, alone, clue up to
the ceiling, chawing his cud, sot a little
Sgrey cuss. I dipped a coaree towel into a
basin or water and wrung it out. I krept
I up under the little grey cuss-i tak aim,
I and fired,
And hit the spot
0 Where the little grey cu bad ot;
I Awl wus still agin. I onlighted the han
I dle-and sought mi couch.
0 I slept agin, only as the vartuous sleep i!
e Sooly, alas ! to soonly ! a
[[KO LUDnD IN oU1a ,Ix.)
With the title of L'FA.o Nuptial, a mat
rimonial paper is soon to be established in
Paris. The exclusive object of the journal
is to promote the connubial habits of its
subscribers; and every day several col
ums of " Proposals" and "Wants" will
be published, with the love correspondence
of those who desire to carry on their court
ship through the columns of a publio
print. We suppose, instead of financial
and commercial articles. they will present
a daily review of the " Wife and Husband
Market," announcing the various shades
of complexion in favor at that time, sad
what color of hair and eyes is preferable ;
also, whether short, stumpy females are
likely to range " higher on 'Change," a&d
if the supply of gentlemen of high stature
is fully "op to the demand," or if the
market is overstocked with them, makin
the prospect better for those who sell
" short." Of course those in the market
awaiting customers will be classified by the
editor under the terms of " tall," " short,"
4' middling," 1, light," "dark," "stumpy,"
and " squace-shouldered."
The Sc& tiic Ameican gives the fol
Slowing recipe for an *nt trap :
1 Proeurs a targe sponge, wash it wel
@ad preo it dry, whTeh will leave the ulls
1 quite open; then sprinkle over it me ine
Swhite sagar, and plce it wher the aatw
Sare troublesme. They ill se e olleet
F apon the spoge and tke up *ihefr bode i
the oells. It t only aeessary to dip bth
k spoge a sealding water, whieh will w
it rn out dead by temo af thoaesads. Pat
on more sugar, and mt the trap fer a an
- haul. This prMea wil soM elert thL
house of erety sat."
it (A eaopital I4 t. If the eigiatoe
4 this thing had atented it be .et, kbae
Ia made a fortne at It. It i t t *00 Uj
A,; thin.ga that per,-4ui .