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THE PRETTY SHOP . GIRL.
PATTY PRICE started out or a rev.
r(, and clutohlng at ft box of rib
bons, brought it down, ft rainbow avalanche
pen he her head.
"Dear me !" said the customer, who had
broken in on her thoughts, "how very
Patty colored, pouted, and hit her lip.
The proprietor of the shop came to the
rescue, and Patty vanished.
" Patty Price," said Mr. Dcnbrooke, af
ter tlie customer bad gone, With a quarter
of a yard of six-penny ribbon in her pock
et, " what ails you of late ?"
" What ails me?" repeated Patty shrug
ging up one shoulder, and looking very
hard at the box of mixed hair-pins that she
was "making a pretext of arranging.
"Nothing ails me. Why should you
"Because," said Mr. Dcnbrooke, with
grave, fatherly kindnoss, "you are not
your old self at all. Because your mind is
not n your business. Because, whatever
is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
Patty, my girl you are an orphan, and our
CliarJoy thinks a deal of you two good
reasons that I should be glad to have you
in my shop.
" But, Patty, your sorvices will be worth
nothing at all to mo, if you don't put a lit
tle more heart into them."
Patty contracted her pretty arched
.brows, and muttered something about "not
expecting to spend all her days in a thread-and-needle
shop," which Mr. Bonbrooke
made it convenient not to hear.
But Griray Walters, the forewoman,
nodded her head significantly, as Patty
" Xhl" said Orizzy, in a meaning sort of
monosyllable. " She's got a beau."
" Eh 1" said Mr. Dcnbrooke. " Oh 1 you
mean my nephew, Charley," with a glance
at the high-railed cashier's desk, where the
identical Charley in question was at that
moment engaged in easting up a long col
umn of figures, with one pen in his hand
and another behind his ear.
''No," said Orizzy. "Not your nephew,
Patty has taught herself to look higher
than that now."
" Walters, what do you mean ?" demand
ed Mr. Deiibrooke.
" He lodges at the St. Nicholas, and
wears fine broadcloth and varnished boots,"
saidGriczy, maliciously enjoying the com
motion she was creating in Mr. Den
brooke'a mind. " He's a fine gentleman,
and comes in here often to buy little things,
handkerchiefs, and neck-ties, and the like.
I saw hiu when be first came, and said
something pretty to Patty about her blue
eyes. They walk together on Sunday af
ternoons, and Patty thinks she's going to
be a fine lady."
" What's bis name ?" asked Mr. Deii
brooke, after an uncomfortable silence.
"Jle call himself Sinclair," said Orizzy,
with an incredulous toss of the head.
"I must speak to Patty about it," said
Mr.' Dcnbrooke, muchdisturbed.
" She'll only be offended," said Orizzy.
" No matter if she is," nodded Mr. Dcn
brooke. "Her best friends should have
her best interests at heart." ' '
Orizzy Walters was right.
Patty colored and tossed her head when
Mr. Denbrooke ventured to ask a few ques
tions about this fine new lover of hers.
She " wasn't aware that it was anybody's
business what she did with herself after
business hours," and answered so tartly
that poor Mr. Denbrooke was quite dis
couraged. "It's only for your good, Patty," said
he. ' '
" I'm much obliged to you, I'm sure,"
retorted Patty, in a tone which expressed
exactly the reverse; "but I can take care
of my own good 1"
" Yes, but if Charley "
" Charley is nothing to me, one way or
" dut you're a good deal to Charley,"
cried out Mr. Denbrooke in despair.
" I can't help tbat,I'm sure," said Patty.
And that was all the good it did.
" Patty ! Patty !" he remonstrated, "flue
gentlemen don't mean any good when they
come philandering around shop girls. Take
warning, Patty, child. Remomber the old
fable of the stone pot and the iron pot." 1
But Patty Price only flounced out of the
. It was late when she escaped from the
shop that night past ten, with a full moon
shining in the sky.
' And just as sho slipped out of tho side
door, looking like a bewitching little nun,
in her water-proof wrap, with a hood
drawn over bcr head, Charley Denbrooke
came forth from the other entrance.
" I may go home with you, Patty?"
" I'd rather walk alone," said Patty.
" It is late."
"I'm not at all afraid."
" But, Patty," si ill pleaded the joung
man, "I think "
" What you think dou't matter one way
or the other !" cried out the girl. "You
mo not my keeper, Charles Denbrooke."
And she ran rant him like an arrowy
gleam of lightning.
Charley, honest fellow stared after ber in
mute amaze. '
" Does she mean to give me the cold
shoulder'." he asked himself. "But she
can't otlend me, not if she tries ever so
Jiaid, dear little blue-eyed Patty. I'll fol-
low her at a distanoe, and see that she gets
safe home. She can't prevent ihaU"
But Charley wavered In bis resolution
when turning the corner by the park, be
saw Patty joined by a tall, stylish figure In
a fur-trimmed overcoat, and such a silk
hat that he Charley could only afford to
wear on Sunday and high holidays.
He paused a second looking after them,
and then turned back, with a heart as
heavy as lead in his bosom., v
Meanwhile Patty tripped long by the
side of her cavalier as light as a lark.
" You're late to-night, my darling," said
be of the fur-trimmed overoont.
' Yes," said Patty. "We're taking ac
count of stock, and "
" Spare me that trade-jargon, if yeu
please," said Mr. Sinclair, elevating .both
hands with a deprecating air.
"I beg your pardon," fluttered Patty.
" I had forgotten you didn't like it."
"Because you knowt my dear," said Mr.
Sinclair, patronizingly,, "you're such a
nine little creature when you do remember
yourself. Let me see it's your eighteenth
birthday to-morrow 1"
" How did you know it ?" cried out the
"A little bird told me" (Mr. Sinclair
might have said, with more truth, that the
innocent damsel herself divulged the fact
some days ago in her unconscious prattle),
"and I havn't forgotten it. I don't for
get. Here's a birth-day gift for you,
"Not a fifty-pound note!" cried Patty,
as the gleam of a street-lamp fell across the
slip of paper in her lover's hand.
" Oh, that is nothing nothing at all. I
would have picked out something myself if
I had thought I could, have suited you!"
said Sinclair, loftily.
Patty's eyes glittered.
Here was a preux chetalier, indeed.
How long would it have been before
Charley Denbrooke gave her a fifty-pound
And Patty resolved that she would buy a
velvet cloak, just like those worn by the
She asked for an afternoon's holiday tho
next day, and went out with glowing
cheeks and dimpling lips, to make her pur
What would Walters and Hetty Clark
and all the other shop hands say when they
saw her, Patty Price, resplendent in a new
velvet basque ?
She bought it, and ordered it to bo sent
to the shop.
"I'll try it on there," Bhe thought, "and
then they can all see it."
But the next morning, as she took off
her bonnet and Bhawl in the back of the
shop, in walked the proprietor of the velvet-cloak
establishment with a policeman
at his elbow.'
" We want Miss Martha Anna Price,"
said he. " Bhe bought a cloak at our place
yesterday and she paid for it with a coun
terfeit note. Here it is."
'Impossible 1" cried Mr. Denbrooke.
" Quite out of the question," said Char
ley, bouncing down from the cashier's desk.
"Our Patty never could- " '
"It is quite true," said Patty, as she ad
vanced, pale as death and trembling all
over.. "I did buy the cloak. I did pay
the note for it, and received thirty pounds
in change. - Here they are in my pocket,
now. But I never dreamed that the note
was anything but a good one."
"I've heard all that before," remarked
the policeman, nonchalantly. "Where
did you get it?"
Patty colored scarlet.
" It was given me by Mr. Moutpensier
Sinclair," she answered in a low tone.
"Can you identify him ?"
"Then p'raps you had better come along
with us. If you are really only a tool in
bis hands, why, things won't go quite so
bard with you. Step along anyhow. We
can't stand here waiting all day."
" Stop," said Charley Denbrooke ; " I
will go with her."
And Patty's limpid eyes all swimming
ill tears, thanked him.
Mr. Moutpensier Sinclair, who bad the
misfortune to fall into the bands of the
police just as be was developing a nice lit
tle scheme for making a great deal of mon
ey out of a very little capital, was duly
identified by poor mortified Patty.
She hardly dared look at him for fear of
hurting his feelings, but she might have
spared herself the apprehension,
Mr. Montpensier Sinclair was used to
that sort of thing.
"Oh," said Mr. Sinclair, swinging his
legs easily, and chewing a straw, " it's the
pretty shop-girl. I thought so."
And Patty colored redder than ever,
with indignant mortification.
As it was so evident that she was only
an instrument in the hands of the crafty
counterfeiter" a feeler," as he ' called it,
of the success of the notes Patty Price
was released without any further trouble,
and she returned to the shop a wiszr and a
" Charley," she faltered, "I've treated
you shamefully." -
" Never mind that, Patty, darling," said
young Denbrooke. " We're - all liable to
mistakes, and I'm only glad you've found
yours out before it was too late."
And so they "kissed and made it tip,"
as all true lovers should.
An Incident ef tho Rebellion.
ON the 13th of October, i8(l3(i the Pro
vost Marshal of Williamsburg, Lieu
tenant W. W. Disosway was shot dead by
a soldier named James Boyle, whom he bad
ordered under arrest for disorderly con
duct. The murderer was immediately
seized, ironed, and pending his trial, con
fined in Fort Magrudcr, an extensive
earthwork about a mile below the town of
About this time word was brought to
the headquarters of . the Union army that
Richmond was practically defenseless.
The regular troops, it was said bad all
been sent to the front, and only a few
home guards kept watch over the city.
An attack was immediately determined
on, and the scattered troops were drawn
together for that purpose. A brigade of
infantry, three batteries of artillery and
fonr regiments of cavalry comprised the
expedition. They were moved cautiously,
and rendezvoused in the woods on the
road leading from Yorktown to Williams
burg. Then they pushed on, a general or
der having been read to the troops inform
ing them that they were to move on to
There wore the strongest reasons for
believing that by being cautious, bold and
expeditious, the cavalry could enter Rich
mond, liberate the prisoners confined in
Libby and Castle Thunder, capture Presi
dent Davis and the officers of bis govern
ment, seize the treasury, destroy the vast
depots of supplies, burn the bridges across
the James, and otherwise weaken the de
fenses of the city. Certain officers and
squadrons were assigned to perform cer
tain portions of the work of destruction,
and Capitol square designated as the
general rendezvous, when the work should
have been thoroughly accomplished. On
the 2nd or 3rd of February, the murderer
Boyle, whose trial had been for some
reason delayed, escaped in tho night
from his prison at Fort Magruder, through
the connivance of ono of his guards.
Search was immediately made in all
directions, and every possible effort made
for his recapture But all exertions were
In the meantime the expedition was
pushing on to the point of its destination.
To divert the enemy's attention General
Sedgwick's corps had been thrown across
the Rapidan and had engaged a large
portion of Lee's army, and tho "raiders"
were unmolested. At daylight on tbo
morning of the 7th of February, the
infantry reached Baltimore Cross Roads,
where they made a brief bait for rest. At
the same time, however, the extreme
cavalry advance had reached Bottom
Bridge within IS miles of Richmond. It
was intensely dark when they reached
there, and a careful reconnoiaiance showing
that the bridge had been stripped of its
planking it was resolved to wait until day
light. The strictest orders were issued
against lighting fires or making unneces
sary noise, ftnd the pickets were thrown
out in all directions. The condition of
the bridge caused the more sagacious
officers no little uneasiness. They saw in
it an evidence that the expedition had
been discovered, in which event surprise
was impossible and success doubtful. The
army rested on their arms as patiently
waiting and watchiDg for the first skim.
mering of dawn, full of confidence and
hope. But, alas 1 by the dim light of the
coming day the outer pickets discerned a
long line of shadowy figures filing down
the load, on the opposite bank of the
stream, and taking position to oppose the
passage of the bridge. An old earthwork
which had been thrown up by McClellan
during his Richmond campaigp of the
year previous, soon shielded them from
view, and, as no enemy could be seen
through the mists which bung over the
little Valley, when the balance of the army
came up the reported discovery of the pick
ets was not believed.
The brigade was speedily mounted and
put in motion. But scarcely had the ad
vance guard crossed the brow of the little
hill and commenced the descent towards
the 'ruined bridge, when ft puff of white
smoke was observed beyond the stream,
instantly followed by the deafening boom
of a gun and the wild shriek of a shell
That cannon shot destroyed in an instant
all hope of surprising Richmoud ; and be
ing too weak in numbers to hope for
successful assault, the expedition was re
luctantly abandoned, - and the troops,
weary, disheartened, and disappointed, re
turned leisurely to Williamsburg.
For a long time it was a matter of pro
found wonder how the secret of the expe
dition was carried to Richmond. Men of
high rank were suspected, and more than
one stuff officer was dropped from the
rolls because of a suspicion that he may
have imparted the information so valuable.
At last, however, the facts came out ; and
herein is the really curious part of this
chapter on the history of our late war.
Boyle, the escaped murderer, had obtained
his liberty Just as the expedition was col
lecting. From tho guard who connived at
his escape ho hnd learned the prevalent
rumors of a 'contemplated dnsh on Rich
mond. 1 In his (light, which was toward
the threatened city, he gained more infor
mation, and reached Richmond soon
enough to give timely alarm, and. General
Lee's ftrmy,WM hurried forward to defeat
the movement, ,By such a singular coinci
dence was, Richmond saved. Boyle en
listed in the Southern service, but of bis
consequent life nothing is known,
Terrific Scene In a Menagerie.
A DESPERATE battle was fought re
cently .between two .of Barnum's
rhinoceroses which had it not been for the
successful intervention of the keepers,
would have resulted In the death of one of
the animals. One of tho combatants was
large male, weighing 4,500 pounds, and
the other a female, weighing 8,500 pounds.
The fight resulted from an attempt of the
keepers to place the female in a pen with
the male. The cage containing the female
was wheeled near the entrance of the pen,
and the animal driven from one to the
othor. The male became furious at this
intrusion, and, laying aside all gallantry,
charged furiously upon the object of his
wrath, driving ber into one corner of the
cage. The female then faced her adver
sary and fought bravely, and was able to
defend herself so long as she did notexpose
her flanks to the enemy. In her struggles
however, she was thrown crosswise of the
pen, when her opponent gored her fearfully
in the side with his tusk, actually lifting
her from the floor. The struggles of the
huge animals were accompanied with loud
roars, the tumult being augmented by the
affrighted cries of the other animals com
posing the menagerie. The beasts threw
their combined weight against the bars of
the cage, which threatened to break undor
bo much strain.
At length, after several desperate en
counters, both brutes fell back for a fresh
onset, and then Mr. Fuller and his assist
ants flung in between the combatants a
huge pile of lumber which they had col
lected and kept in waiting for thisopportu
nity, pushed a broad board along the top
of the barricodo and hung a great piece-of
awning over it. The effect of this mancouvcr
was miraculous. The moment its enemy
disappeared from sight each animal ap
peared to utterly forget all about the Ifite
unpleasantness, and quietly lay down in
its improvised compartment as though
nothing whatever had happened to irritate
its pachydermatous feelings. The female
which, by the way, was the aggressor,
and is held entirely responsible for the row
happened to lie down on the side of the
pen near the door. The wheeled cage in
which she had just completed a trip through
the country, was soon rolled up to this
door, and, after much coaxing and pitch
fork persuasion, she was induced to enter
it, and was driven off to a different corner
of the building. It was found that her
thick bide had been penetrated by the horn
of her antagonist in some twenty places,
but none of the wounds are likely to prove
serious. Bhe lay quietly in her old cage
for the remainder of the day, and looked as
if she considered herself well out of a disa
greeable business. The male rhinoceros
received only two slight wounds, one under
die ear and another on ' the hip. He was
sentenced to be kept standing up all day
a punishment against which he remonstra
ted now and then, but bore pretty philo
sophically on the whole. While the com
bat lasted, the anxiety of the more intel
ligent keepers was very great, though their
presence of mind never deserted them for a
moment. The solid iron bars of the cage
were bent and twisted like wire, and its
thick partition of stout three-inch plank
were parted and nearly broken down al
together. Had they given way entirely,
the door on Twenty-sixth street would have
been burst open, the great elephant (which
had already made several angry demon
strations) would have taken part in the
fight and brought the other elephants in
with it, and there is no telling what the
oonsequences might be. Ar single one of
those buge beasts in its fury could have
smashed the cages of the other animals all
to pieces in a few seconds, and the result
would be appalling. That the other ani
mals had a thorough appreciation of what
was going on in the cages of the rhinocer
oses and expected the war would extend to
their own premises, was pretty clearly
shown by the large elephant, whose con
stant companion was a setter dog. During
the fight this dog made several attempts to
take a peep at the proceedings ; but on
every occasion the elephant lifted her pro
tege on ber trunk, tenderly dropped him
behind her, and stepped to the front her
self. About one o'clock the damaged
cages and pens were all refitted and
strengthened, the bowlings had ceased, and
the Hippodiome and its attaches were
ready to proceed with the afternoon per
formance. We don't Want to be There.
A New York paper of a recent date, says :
" Shooting at a noise is the latest and
sharpest practice for target companies in
the suburbs. The marksman is blindfold
ed, armed, whirled about, and ordered to
fire at a tar got indicated by continuous
rapping on it. The rapping is not done
by flesh and blood, but by spiritual or me
chanical agency indifferently, and the rest
of the company drop on their bellies at the
word' fire.' Tho idea originated, we be
lieve, in a German and a gallon of lager.
JE.,JCNKIN. Attorney at W " .
' New HioomUrld, Perry eo.. Pa.
JiiuRln. ' . T - rwiueoo, Of Judge
AM. MARKEL. Attorney-at-Law,
New llloomlleld, Ferry count- t
Wumcd with Chan. A. Harnett, lis., Cetr
Square, adjoining Mortimer's Store. vvrw
; NEW BLOOMKIELD, I'Eltltt CO..PA.
exclaims promptly secured and collected.
WritluKsaud all leaat business cai-Rfiilivattjm.t.
ed to. 32 vl
JAMKS II. FERGUBON , Attorney-at -Law,
-umce Marnet street, near the Square. 85 6
CHARLE8 H. SMILEY, Attorney at Law.
New Bloomtleld, I'erry Co. Pa.
Office with C. A. Barnett. Esq., next door
to Mortimer's store August 20, 1872
"ITTM. A.8PON8LER, Attorney-at-Law,
TV onice adjoining tils residence, on East
Main street. New llloomlleld, Ferry Co., Fa. 8 2 ly
CHA8. A. BARNETT, Attorney-at-Law,
New Hlonnillcld, I'erry co.. Pa.
.Offlce adjoining Mortimer' Store. 32 lj
JBAILY, Attorney at Law,
4- Office opposite the Court Home, and two
doors east of the Ferry County Bank.
Refers to B. Mclntlre, Esq. June27,1871.
JOHN G.BHATTO, Surgeon Dentist.
New Bloomtleld, Perryco., Pa.
All kinds of Mechanical and Surgical Dentistry
done in the best manner, and at reasonable
SvOfllce at his residence, one door East of the
Robinson House, and opposite Wm. A. Sponsler's
LawofUce. 3 lily
WM. M. BUTCH,
ATTORN KY-AT-L AW,
New Bloomtleld, Ferry CO., Pa.
SWOITlce Two doors West of f. Mortimer
Store 3 7 ly
rHAS. J. T, McINTIRK, Attorney-at-Law,
J New UloomUeld, I'erry co.. Fa.
WA11 professional business promptly andfaith
fully attended to. 8 2 lv.
"IITM. N. BE1BEKT, Attorney-at-Law,
TV New Bloomtleld, Ferry CO., Ta.
Bloomtleld, 3 S3 lv.
LEWIS POTTER, votary public, New Bloom.
Held, Ferry Co., Fa.
Deeds, Bonds, Mortgages and Leases carefully
prepared and acknowledgements taken. All
kinds ot Pension and Bounty papers drawn and
certllled, will also take depositions to bo rer.d In
any court In the United States. , 7 10 ly
TTHr. A. MORRISON,
Y JUSTICE OK THE PEACE and GENERAL
COLLECTOR, NewGkkmantown, Ferry co., Fa.
- Remittances will be made promptly for all
Collections made. 7 44
"yiLLIAM M. SUTCII,
Justice of lite Peace,
AND GENERAL COLLECTOR,
New Bloomtleld, Perry County, Penn'a
- Special attention paid to Collections of all
kinds. Deeds, Ronds.Mortgages and Agreements
eatlyn executed. 7 letf
At Private Sale.
The undersigned will sell at private sale his val
uable farm situate In Juniata township. Ferry co..
Fa., adjoining lands of (ieorge Tlzell, George
Ickes and others, containing
of Red Slate land, about 75 Acres are cleared, and
Ina high state of cultivation. The balance is
well set with timber.
The Improvements are a good two story Log
LARGE BANK BARN.
TENANT HOUSE, CARRIAGE HOUSE, NEW
There Is also a Well of good water near the
There are' also TWO GOOD APPLE ORCH
ARDS on tills farm, with a variety of other fruit
trees. This property is near the vfllage of Markle
vllle in a good neighborhood
Any person desiring to purchase a home, should
see this property before making a filial Invest
ment. Price 15,000 ; payments, $2,008 on the 1st of
April, 1871, at which time a deed will be delivered,
and possession given . The balauce to be paid in
three equal annual payments, with Interest, to be
secured by Judgment bonds. '
-Call on or address
Markleville, Ferry co.. Pa.,
2tf New Bloomtleld, Perry co.. Pa.
Mutual Fire Insurance Company,
POLICIES PERPETUAL at Low Rates. No
Steam risks taken. This Is one of the best
conducted and most reliable Companies In the
State. Country property Insured Perpetually
at M 00 per thousand, and Town property at $6 00
NEW BLOOMKIELD, PA.,
4 16 Agent for Perry County.
I would respectively Inform my friends that I in
tend calling upou tlmui with a supply of good
FLANNELS, (Plafn and bar'd) '
toexchange for wool or sell for cash.
J. M. BIXLER.
CbntksWooi.in Kaciokt. ,17,4m
J. M. OIHVIN.
T M.OIRVIN BON,
J. B. OIBVIM
NO. t. SPEAR'S WHARF,
It 1 1 1 iu e r e , M il .
4.We will pay strict attention to the sale of all
kinds of country produce, and remit the amount
Auctioneer. Tho undersigned gives
notice that he will cry sales at any point In Perry
or Daupln counties. -Orders are solicited and
prompt atlentl-n will be ijlven.wKi i s
New Buffalo, '
Perry co., Pa.
Al'FLH 1'AltKIIH and Door Bells In new style
can be bought of . F, MOKTiMfcK.