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THE SOKAiNTCEN TBIBUNE- SATURDAY MORNINGS, JULY 3, 185)7.
MERCY'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
Its Rude Celebration in UT9.
A Hotntion ofTryoti's llnlil on Con
necticut Shores In ilia Wnr oftho
Elizabeth D. Jonett, In the Springfield lie.
It won Friday, tho 4th day of July,
1779; a warm, mtiBiiy day, but the Itttla
household In Goodman Wcntherbee's
home wre ostlr bright and early, for
It was a day they wished to cclclirate
In a fiulct way, tho third anniversary
of Independence. The 'Wetttherbce
family were staunch patriots; so much
bo that they had sacrificed a large
share of their broad lands In the cause
and had sent, one by one, their seven
sons to the nrmlcs of Putnam, Ward
and Washington, to join In tho great
struggle, which was to rescue the thir
teen colonies from the grasp of England.
Goodman Wentherbee himself was too
old to enter the ycrvlce, as well as too
Inlirm; yet by his personal endeavors
he raised the enthusiasm of his neigh
bors (of which there were very few)
Into desperation by cnlllng them trai
tors and parasites on the land; and his
dally prayer was that V might bu
spared to see the colonies free and the
wur at an end; for he never doubted
what the result would be.
"Tills Is to be a holy day with us."
he said the morning of the Fourth,
"for wns It not but three years ngone
that In Philadelphia we resolved to be
free? Ay! ay! and every true patriot
should remember the- day with praise
"And vou were there too," said Mercy
Wenthpfbe, his niece, a slender bright
eyed girl of 18, "ah, how good it must
he to have been there that duy! Do tell
me about It, Uncle Isaacs."
The old man's eyes kindled. "Ay, I
was there with Sherman. Staunch
frlnds have we been for years; and
although the delegates sat with closed
dooru, and I was not permitted to en
ter, yet when Shermna came to our
rooms the night before, he took ras by
the hand and his volco was husky. I
said: "What is It, Sherman? Is God
" 'God's will be done,' he answered
solemnly, 'or the sun sets tomorrow
ldght the thirteen colonies will declare
themselves free. Hut not a word of this,
Woatherbeo. till It Is over. The people
are excited beyond control.'
"All that night I lay awnkc, and tho
next day I, with tho countless patriots
around me, surged against tho state
house doors during the long hours,
waiting waiting waiting. At last
the word was given and the old bell
rang out the news. Old as I am, I
threw up my hat and shouted for Joy
with the rest. And oh, girl, you should
have heard the cheering that day. Tho
shouts ring in my old ears yet. When
Sherman came out I fell in his old arms
and wept for Joy. How little I thought
when I marched with Washington and
Uratlilock In B4 against tho French,
that I would yet see the day when I
would hate the English power as I
then hated the French!"
The old man was becoming remin
iscent. Mercy recalled him to present
events. "And how long did you stay
in Philadelphia, Uncle Isaac, with our
good Hoger Sherman?"
"I came away scon, child," he an
swered "as soon as I know that
everything was settled, and that our
brave men would fight until they dle.i
for the liberty they had shown to be
ours. Ay. lass, it was a proud day
for me when Hoger Sherman took me
by the hf.r.rt and presented me to
Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry the
young man from Virginia, who said
Ihut ho should have either liberty or
death Itlchard Henry Lee, and John
Adams nnd Samuel Adams from Mas
sachusetts colony; and I, althouga
not a delegate, could say with the men
from Connecticut county Shrman,
Huntlngtcn, Williams and Wolcott
that the Connecticut men from New
Haven colony would stand by the Dec
laration of Independenco forever. Ah,
that was a proud day for me! I came
home soon, nil the long journey from
Philadelphia; but my heart was so
light that I realized not Its hardships."
"Those were Indeed stirring times
which tried tho hearts of men," sighed
Mercy, "but the end seems yet far off,
I was but a little child in Boston
when tho English onicers searched our
homo with their 'Writ of Assistance.'
I remember how my father and broth
ers resisted, but It was of no use.
They hnd the king's authority."
"Ay, the king's authority!" repeated
the old man bitterly. "Always tho
king's authority. And it was but six
years agone that your brother wns
- ,llrcd upon and killed; ay, murdered In
'cold blood the day the IJrltisli soldiers
dared fire noon the men of Boston!"
"Ay, and had I been a man I would
have avenged his dUh!" exclaimed
the girl warmly, "and father swore
that he would. Poor father!" she add
ed, the fire dying out of her voice.
"Say you not 'poor father,' lass; but
rather rejoice that his death was so
glorious. For was he not one of the
seven martyrs of the 10th of April?
Perhaps tho very first that fell at
Lexington that day. And were not ho
nnd your two brothers engaged in the
'tea party' when tho British thought to
pacify us by taking off that paltry tax,
nnd wasn't your father the man who
replied to Admiral Montague that If
he would come out of the house they
could settle the bin for the 'Indian
caper," as he colled it, at once? Ha!
ha! my brother was a. patriot, and ho
died a noble death. Mourn not for
him, laps', but rather rejoice that he
died so gloriously."
"Ay! ny!" answered the girl catch
ing his spirit. 'Thou hast been a
futhPi- tq .me elncs, Undo Isac;. and
well I wot how tho news of tho death
of my father and tho ether six brought
Israel Putnam from this colony, and
thy two noble sons, Nathan and Ed
ward." "I sent them," Interrupted the old
man; "when I heard the news I gave
Did you ever hear of a
pork as a diet, of tin epicure who enjoyed lard-soaked
food of a chef who used lard in his most dainty
is endorsed by
it prayt '
I L. ""cai
them my two best horses, nnd I said!
Sons, your father cannot fight, but you
must go to Gen. AVnrd nnd fight as
bravely as I did when I marched with
Washington to Du Qucsne some twenty
"And they did fight well," said the
girl, proudly, "Thy son Nathan came
to home after the battle of Hunker Hill
In which thy Edward fell, and as my
mother wns dead and my brothers In
the armv ho offered me a homo hero
nnd brought me back with him."
"Yes, lass, 1 have given one son to
my country, and while I pray that tho
others could be spared, yet I would not
mourn deeply If they died for their free
dom. All are fighting but Kufus my
youngest, and ho is in tho fort at Black
Hock," replied tho old man, "but you
have boon more thnn a daughter to me,
Mercy, since our sons have gone, and
we will be more than glad when the war
Is ended and Nathan returns and you
nnd he nro married; for I would like It
not to have my home, where we Weath
erbee's have lived since my ancestor
from England settled here In 1637, pass
Into tho hands of strangers, nnd It is
but right that It should go to my oldest
lad, my brave Nathan."
"And he Is a brave lad."' replied tho
girl, her cheek mantling with pleasure,
"and I fear not but that Nathan will
do his duty well. Did he not follow
Washington over New Jersey colony
In tracts of blood and never flinch?
nnd wai he not one of the 2,400 picked
men whom Washington chose when he
crossed the Delaware and captured
Trenton? Ay, It wns a terrible night,
nnd Nathan was but thinly clnd, but
his spirit kept him from freezing, me
thinks." . "He is a bravfc lad," said the old man
proudly. "He was with him at Valley
Forge too, and while many were turn
ing against Washington, my lad wrote
me that while he lived there would be
one person loval to George Washing
ton, who of nil men Is the one to lead
us safely through the troublesome
"All true patriots must love Washing
ton, methlnks," said the girl musingly.
"He was a brave lad In '54, when I
marched with him against the French,
nnd the soldiers loved him then as his
men do now. But think you not, Mercy,
that It Is strange that no tidings have
come from Nathan these three months?
It is more than that, is it not?"
"Nay, not more, Uncle Isaac; but not
since he left the army to be a spy In
Tryon's nrmy," whispered the girl, and
then said aloud: "There are some
things, you know, that we cannot say
aloud, for no one knows when there Is
a tory .around."
"Ay, a tory spy," growled the old
man bitterly, "but I fear not but that
Nathan will conduct himself seemly
wherever he be. Nay, start not, lass,
If he were dead we should have heard
"I fear not that he Is dead, Uncle
Isaac, but for some reason I am
strangely disquieted today. I like not
tho rumors of Tryon's being along the
coast, for It was only last February
that he was at Horse Neck and since
then he has been In the sound. I can
never look at the blue waters of Miu
harbor without fearing to see his mur
"He Is a bold and wicked man, and
I shudder much at the thought at what
was done In Danbury; but I trust that
If he does venture Into our quiet har
bor that he will meet with a great re
pulse. Our men arc courageous but
few; and old as I am, yet would not
hesitate but would take my flintlock
nnd march with the militia ngalnst
him. But, lass, If Tryon was coming
here Nathan would have warned us of
Mercy's heart beat high nt the
thoughts of her absent lover, and she
longed to talk more about him; but the
old man grew reminiscent of the early
days of the colony. He loved to relate
that his ancestor was a llrm friend of
Theopolls Eaton, and that he had se
lected tho site of their home under
the giant elm, which much to the old
man's grief hnd been struck by light
ning a few weeks before, and now
stood a wreck of Its former glory,
broken off about fifteen feet from tho
ground. As he spoke of the early days,
his eyes kindled and rising he extended
his arm toward tho harbor where the
blue water sparkled In tho July sun
shine, and bringing It around in a
semicircular curve, ho said proudly:
"As long as this arm retains Its
strength It shall fight for this harbor,
and these broad lands my ancestor pur
chased; and shall defend tho gruves
yonder where lay tho men who took
the bible for the corner stone of their
colony, come Tryon when he may!"
The maiden stole away, leaving him
to his musings, for their was much to
do In their quiet .home; for many were
the stockings knitted nnd tho blankets
woven for the soldiers In Dame Wcuth
erbce's household, as well as In other
patriot homes. As tho day wore on
her heart grew heavy. Unlike her us
ual quiet self she was uneasy and anx
ious. Often she stood at tho door,
shading her eyes In her hand, while
her gnzo wandered over the quiet wa
ters for a sight of Tryon's sail; but no
unwonted sight met her eyes; only the
sails of a fishing boat broke Its monot
ony. Late In the afternoon, when tho shad
ows were lengthening, she went to tho
pasture for the cows. She was return
ing slowly along, Her thoughts full of
some Impending evil, when her atten
tion was arrested "by hearing a low
whistle from the top of an elm tree.
She paused the whistle was repeated,
nnd tho next moment she heard her
name spoken In n low tone: "Mercy,
Mercy, art thou there, lass?"
"Yes, It Is 1." she answered "but
who speaks,? for In sooth I can see no
"It Is thy lover, Nathan; but look
p round, lass, art sure tho coast Is clear?
No one In sight or hearing? No torles
Tho girl glanced nround carefully.
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"No, there Is no one In sight, cousin
Nathnn, but why art thou In tho tree?
surely near thy father's homo thou
shouldst como In boldly."
"I dare not, lass; but como thou
near and I will toll you nil, but spenk
not much, for thy voice Is ns clear n.i
a silver bell, nnd can bo heard a long
ways, Tryon Is coming!"
Mircy gave a stnrt of alarm. Her
lover continued: "As thou knowest I
left Washington's army to bo a spy on
Tryon's movements, nnd I remained
undiscovered on board hlu nhlp until
oven lat night. Wo touched at Fair
field harbor and on board came John
White, o. tory, our former neighbor,
ns you know. He recognized mo at
once, nnd spoke to General Tryoti? He,
tho general, came forward at once nnd
Ffild: 'A traitor, a spyl and thou shalt
die the death. Hetzo on him, men, nnd
wo will hang him In his own doorynnl
on the morrow.' But ere the men could
seize me I sprang overboard, nnd ns It
wns datk I escaped their shots, I made
for the shore nnd started for hero;
and have been since noon In this tree
wnltlng for a sight of you, lass."
"But, Nathan, thou shouldst not have
como here where thv life Is In dnngcr.
Why dld'st not hide with friends till
thou couldst make for the patriot
"Ay, lass, but I must first warn thee,
and know how my parents are. Hut
canst thou not hide me somn where for
tho night? For Tryon will leave no
stone unturned to find me."
"The old elm, Nathan, that thy fath
er prizes so highly was struck by light
ning and broken off about IB feet from
the ground not long ago. Uncle Isaac
examined it nnd found it hollow. Me
IhlnkH you could hide in that with
security, no ono knows of It, nnd our
plate has been hidden there for weeks.
Hut. art sure thou canst get Into It?"
"Sure! of course, lass. Have I not
climbed the masts of many a ship, and
as soon as it Is dark I will hide there,
but tell no one of my whereabouts,
for these; are troublous times; and
thou must warn the patriots of Tryon's
"I will, Nathan, at once, but I must
leave thee. The good dame, thy moth
er, will' wonder nt my long absence.
Thy father wns saying today that were
Tryon to come he would fight with the
rest; but take good care of thyself,
Nathan, and I will pray that the God
who helped Israel will light with us
on the morrow If Tryon comes; for I
fear me greatly that his track will
be marked with blood and aslies, as at
Danbury, ere the morrow's sun sets."
'1 fear so, too, lass, but I will mnk
for the patriot nrmy soon, so tremble
not for me, but delay not In warning
the patriots. I will not enter my fatlu
erY house for fear of being seen, but
will make for tho tree. Farewell, and
God bless you."
"Farewell. Nathan, and may God
protect you! I may not see you asaln
until after the dreaded morrow," she
"And perchance not then, lass, for If
the opportunity offers I must escapo to
the patriot army; "but I must rest this
night, as I am far too spsnt for farther
A few more farewell? between the
lovers, then In the gathering dusk Mer
cy slipped home. Her heart was very
sad, for she feared tho worst on the
morrow; nnd her heart misgave her
for mentioning the tree as a secure hid
ing place for Nathan, but when she
confided her fears to the old man he
reassured her that as the enemy would
not suspect of Its being hollow he
would be more secure there than else
where. The old man was greatly ex
cited over the approaching invasion,
ftr well ho knew the merciless ways
in which Tryon carried on his warfare.
"Our coast in unprotected," he said
sadly. '.'The armies are awny and noth
ing but our own valor can protect us
on tho morrow; nnd well I know that
they will not find a man prepared un.
less warning Is given then tonight, and
I am too old to go among tho people
myself tonight, as I must light on tho
"Hut I can go, Uncle Isaac," said
Mercy eagerly; "as soon as the night
has darkened I will mount my Gray
Bess and nt thy bidding I will ride to
West Haven and nlso to Black Hock,
and notify all the patriots that they
must be prepared."
"Thou art a true patriot, lass Mercy,"
said tho old man approvlngly,"and well
I wot that thou canst do this ns well
ns Paul Hovere did somo time ago. But
I think It would be well for you to go
down the Derby road a piece and warn
the men there, and you might ride
townrd Mllford as well; and It would
do no hurt If tho good people in Monto
wese were notified too. Art thou good
for an all-night's ride, lass? It may be
tho last thou or any of us can ever do
for our country, for ero to-morrow's
sun sets we may all be dead, for Tryon
has no sparing hand."
"I am ready. Uncle Isaac," she an
swered proudly, "these nre not the
times when a womnn should sit Idly
by; but do you and the good dame care
for yourselves while I am gone."
"Ay! and wo will, Inss; but quietly
you must go, and notify the loyal peo
ple; tell them not where you heard It
for It might become known to the to
rles und. they would join in the search
for Nnthan on the morrow. Tell the
captain of the militia to come for mo,
for I will march with them on the mor
row If Trvon comes."
The night was dark and sultry, hut
it brought no terrors to MercyWeather
bee as she rode on her royal errand.
A quiet call In the dark at the houses;
a few words of earnest conversation at
the door, and silently as they had come
the gray mare sped down the road bear
ing the young girl with the warning
word. Midnight came and went and
still she rode. The fort nt Black Hock
had been notified; the hamlets lead
ing to Montoweso received their word,
and through the silent streets tho gray
mare galloped over tho bridge leading
to West Haven, where on the morrow
tho militia would make a gallant stand.
The gray light of early morning dawn
ed, and Mercy hnd ridden her rounds,
and In tho last hour before sunrise she
rested near West Haven. Wrapping
herself well In her mantlo she snt be
side her weary horse which cropped
hungrily the green grass by the way
side. All West Haven seemed to he
sleeping at her feet; but no slumber
enmo to her eyes. She eagerly scanned
tho gray waters as they slowly bright
ened Into light, nnd her gnzo was re
warded for her eyes caught the first
glimpse of Tryon'B sail as It camo Into
tho harbor. A moment satisfied her
that tho enemy had come, Tho next,
she had mounted Gray BesB and had
galloped toward her home. Her warn
ings were well heeded, for the 1,500 of
Tryon's men which ho had dispatched
to enter tho town by that road met
with such resistance from tho sturdy
mllltla nt tho brldgo that they wero
forced to retreat and effect their en
trance to Now Haven by meaiiB of tho
No time did Mercy lose ere the news
was known In New Haven. As the
cannon from West Haven boomed out
the news, the mllltla started, and fore
most among them, with the same step
and valor .he displayed In '54, marched
old Isaac Weatherbee, and In tho same
company of gallant defenders marched
MliS. ELLA M'GAIIVY,
Writing to Mra. Plnkham.
Khe snys: I linvo been mini? your
Vejretnlilo Compound nnd find that it
docs nil that it is recommended to do.
I linvo been a sufferer for tho last four
years with womb
back nnd excre
tions. I wns hard,
ly uble to do my
nnd whilo about
jny work wns so
I was miser
able. I had
up In des
pair, when I
was persuaded to try Lydla E. Fink
ham's Vegetable Compound, andto-day,
I nm feeling like a now woman.
Mns. Ema McGativy, Kccbo Koad
Station, Cincinnati, O.
the venerable Dr. Daggett, a former
president of Yalo college.
Hastening to her home, Mercy found
tho dame almost prostrated by tho
news, and fearing that she would do
Nathan more harm than good If she
remained there, Mercy prevailed on her
to go to .her sister's home for the day,
while she would stay at the farm and if
possible divert nny suspicion of Na
than's whereabouts from tho British
Mercy did not know thnt half of the
fleet had landed on the east side of the
harbor; the half commanded by Gover-J
nor Tryon, who wns furious at the es
capo of tho spy, Nathan Weatherbo
The fort was quickly taken, but tho lit
tle garrison of nineteen men escaped,
and hastening to the town Joined
their brethren In its defense.
Meanwhile Tyron entered New Ha
ven, and rightly conjecturing that Na
than would have made for his home,
he lost no time In going to t.he farm
In company with hla staff; leaving tho
men to pillage and burn tho town ns
they pleased. Mercy saw their ap
proach and nerved herself for the trial
Brought up In the storn Puritan faith
she never doubted God's ability to nld
her In the ordeal If she adhered to th
truth, for never In her brief life of IS
years had she told a falsehood, and she
could not do it now; but with her Im
plicit faith was her determination not
to reveal Nathan's hiding place even
at the cost of her own life. It was fi
stoifi place for a young girl, but tho
daughters of tho revolution were mado
of stern material.
Resolved to capture Nathan nt nil
hazards, the governor had closely ques
tioned his tory ullles, but could not
learn thnt he hnd been in the neigh
borhood; yet the news had gone out
that Mercy Weatherbee had warned
the police of their approach, and no
one but Nathan could have informed
her. So reasoned the governor, nnd ns
he approached Mercy he said sternly;
"In the name of King George, girl,
I command you to tell mo what you
know regarding the spy, Nathan
Weatherbee, who informed you of our
approach." Mercy started. So Na
than's presence there was known. Her
heart sank within her and she made
"Come!" repeated the governor,
sternly, "tell me where you saw him."
Mercy rallitd. She looked the gover
nor In the face as .he ansv.crcd him
firmly: "I have not seen him."
"Then how did you know of our np
proach?" he nsked sneerlnglv, "for I
understand that It was you who warn
ed the rebels last night."
"'In tlir.es of danger the s"cnses of tho
defencelfsa nre sharpened," sho an
"No parleylng.madam," was his stern
rejoinder, "I know that you received
your Information from him. Onco
again I demand that you tell mo what
you know concerning him or your life
will pay the penalty."
Mercy's courage rose. "Again I tell
you that I have not seen him, but
thnt he warned mo. Is true."
"Ha! I thought she would tell! Now,
maiden, will you tell how ho could
warn you and yet you not see him?" be
"But yester e'en when I was return
ing from the pasture with the cows
he called mo from the top of yonder
elm," pointing to it with her hand,
"and In sooth the foltaga was so thick
that I did not s him," she went on
rapidly. "But he told me how he had
escaped and ho bade mo warn the loy
al people of your approach and I did
"So I perceive; and then I suppose
you escorted him to the housa or somo
other place of safety," demanded tho
"As I told you before, I have not seen
him," she answered earnestly. "I nsk
ed him why he dared come here, and
told him that he ought to have made
for tho patriot army; nnd he said that
he would go there at once, fo- ho had
Important news for Washington."
The governor ground his teeth with
rage. "And Is this nil you have to say,
girl? Do ou swear that you did not
secreto him In this house and that you
did not see him, for by my life, If I
find that you have lied to me, woman
though you be, you shall die."
Mercy never quailed "neath his angry
glance. With a spirit as high as his
own she answered:
"Do what you will with me, Gov.
Tryon, but I have told you tho truth.
Nathan Weatherbee Is not secreted In
this house and I never saw him either.
I told him to escapo to the army If ho
could and he promised mo that ho
Sho leaned ngalnst tho tree as sho
spoko. Tho governor scrutinized her
closely. Ho believed that Nathan was
hidden somewhere on the place, but In
tho girl's pale face and Hashing eye ho
read her determination to die rather
than reveal farther If she knew. Swear
ing that If found he would he hung In
the doorynnl, he gave orders for tho
house and premises to be thoroughly
searched, and If not found, for the sol
(Hers to take anything they pleased and
burn nnd destroy the rest. Mercy ho
ordered to be bound to the tree; with
out a word sho submitted to tho rough
treatment, her heart too full of anxiety
on Nathan's account to care what was
done to her. Disappointed nnd enraged
nt not finding tho object of tho search,
tho soldiers under Tryon's orders des
troyed the furniture, after taking what
they desired, and departed, leaving tho
house, the pride of tho Wentherbccs
for a hundred years, a blazing pile, nnd
Mercy closely bound to tho tree.
Infuriated at not finding him, tho
governor gave orders for the town to be
thoroughly searched; for, as one of his
officers suggested, ho might be found
with tho mllltla lighting ngalnst them,
Tho broken elm to which Mercy wub
bound was near the burning house, but
fortunately tho wind blew the sparks
In another direction. Tho heat wns In
tense; her dress was singed, and tho
bark became burning hot; but still the
tree did not catch fire; If it had both
she nnd Nathan would have been burn
ed alive; for he dared not como from
his hiding place, since Tryon had left a
sentry to wnlch for him.
Tho terrible hours of the nth of July
wore awnv; tho flro died down and n
cooling breeze blow up from the harbor
nnd bathed her burning fnce, but still
no help came. Night came nt Inst; n
night which wns made terrible by burn
Ing buildings nnd the cries of homeless
women und children nnd the rcvellngs
of drunken soldiers In tho streets.
And In the meantime where was old
Isano Wonthcrbeo? With bis nged
friend, Dr. Daggett, ho had been taken
prisoner near Mllford nnd had been ex
posed to every Indignity the brutal
yoUllers could offer. Heslstlng to the
utmost of his strength he had beer
robbed nnd cruelly beaten; nnd ns if
thnt wns not enough the two old men
had been driven several miles at tho
point of the bayonst until their
Btrcngth wns exhausted nnd then left
for dead on tho road; tho old man still
rololclng that In hla old age he was
stilt permitted to fight for freedom.
And there his youngest son, Hufus,
found them the next day. After the
fighting had ceased be returned to his
homo only to And it In ashes and Mer
cy swooning by the tree. It did not
tnke long to release her nnd then to
liberate Nathan from his hiding
place, who wits prostrated by the ter
rible heat he had undergone while Im
mured In the tree during those terrible
hours. There was now no danger of
his being apprehended, for tho British
quietly withdrew to their boats early
the following morning, taking with
them a number of prisoners nnd leav
ing twenty-seven Americans killed nnd
mnny homes laid waste.
More dead than alive- old Isaac was
brought to his hems, but contrary to
expectations he milted and lived to sec
Nathan and Mercy married nt the end
of tho war, and nlso to attend the in
auguration of George Washington as
president of tho United States, where
he found that the great general still
remembored his former comrade In
nrms nnd gave his a hearty greeting.
Of his seven sons but two were liv
ing, the rest had been offered up on
the altar of patriotism; but the old
man did not mourn for them; with Hu
fus, his youngest, nnd Nathan, his eld
est, he passed his declining years In
peace, and often ho told Mercy's chil
dren tho story of her ride the night of
the Fourth nnd how she had been
bound to tho tr?c for hours the day of
Tryon's raid while Nathan wns hidden
inside of It. And for many years their
descendants talked of tne ride of Mercy
Weatherbee the night of tho Fourth of
And In the passing years Now Haven,
the beautiful Elm city, hn witnessed
many Fcuith of Julys, but none which
lias stirred her heart's blood as nt tho
time of Tryon's raid.
an evil eye may be
cast upon a person
to bring all sorts o:
trouble and mis
seems like a pretty
foolish notion ;
but it isn't much
worse than some
of the notions
people indulge in.
One worn out su
perstition is the be
lief that if a man inherits weak lungs from
his parents he is pretty sure to die of con
sumption. The actual fact is that if such
a man will only take proper care of himself
he will really be safer from consumption
than a careless person who has no inherited
weakness. Carelessness is the real evil eye.
Carelessness will develop a tendency to
consumption in any body.
The lungs are composed of very delicate,
sensitive tissue, even in the healthiest per
son; that is why they yield so quickly to the
attack of tainted blood. If the blood is al
lowed to get impure and impoverished, and
bile-poisoned, the seeds of consumption
will spring up in the best kind of a consti
tution. The real consumption-taint is in
Hundreds of cases of so-called "heredi
tary" consumption have been completely
and permanently rooted out of the system
bv Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
simply because it gives the blood-making
glands power to pour a fresh abundant sup
ply of rich, red, healthy, blood into the
circulation. This drives out all poisonous
and unhealthy germs. It stops the waste of
tissue and the formation of morbid deposits;
builds up fresh, normal, healthy lung tissue
and solid, muscular strength.
In all the weakened debilitated conditions
which nre the forerunners of consumption,
Dr. Pierce's Discovery is the most per
fect nutritive and strength-builder. It is
assimilated by the weakest stomachs.
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Directory of Wholesale and Retail
CITY AND SUBURBAN
EHIfil IISE8S IK
F. Santee E3S Spruce.
A1IILF.TIC AND DAII.V PAPKKS.
Itelsman & Solomon, 103 Wyoming nvc.
ATlll.i:riC GOODS AND HICYCLES.
C. M. Florcy, 222 Wyoming ave.
awninos and itrnm;w fionns.
S. A. Crosby, 221 Lackawanna ave.
Lackawanna Trust nnd Safe Deposit Co.
Merchants' and Mechanics'. 429 Lacka.
Traders' National, cor. Wyoming and
West Side Hank. 100 N. Main.
Scranton Savings. 122 Wyoming.
IlKDIUNG. CAKIT.T GIXANING, f.TC.
The Scranton Ecddlng Co., Lackawanna.
Robinson, E. Sons, 435 N. Seventh.
Itoblnson, Mlna. Cedar, cor. Alder.
IIICYCI.US. (SUNS, I'.TC.
Parker, E. R., S21 Spruce.
City Bicycle Livery, 120 Franklin.
IlICYCLi: Hr.PAIHS. ETC.
Blttenbcndcr & Co., 313V5 Spruce street.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Goldsmith Bros. 301 Lackawanna.
Goodman's Shoe Store, 432 Lackawanna,
UltOKEK AND JEW EI.EK.
Radln Bros., 123 Penn.
CANDY .MANI'l'ACl UHEH.
Scranton Candy Co,, 22 Lackawanna.
SAUI'ETS AND WAI.I, 1'AI'EU.
Itigalls, J. Scott, 413 Lackawanna.
EARMARKS AND IIAHNESS.
Slmwell, V. A., 515 Linden.
Blume, Wm. & Son, 622 Spruce.
Huntington, J. C 303 N. Washington.
CHINA AND Gl.ASSWAIIE.
I Rupprecht, Louis, 221 Penn ave.
i i -
i CIQAlt IMANEPAOrEUEIt.
I J. P. Flore, 223 Spruce street.
j CONFECTIONERY AND TOYS.
Williams. J. P. & Bros., 314 Lacka.
CONTRACTOR AND llt'ILDER.
Snook, S. M Olyphant.
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.
Harding, J. L., 215 Lackawanna.
Caryl's Dlnlns Room, E03 Linden.
The Fashion, 303 Larkawannn avenue.
Kelly & Healey, 30 Lackawanna.
Ftnley, P. B., 010 Lackawanna.
DRY GOODS. SHOES, HARDWARE, ETC.
Uulley, Ambrose, triple stores, Provi
dence. DRY GOODS. FANCY GOODS.
I ir-.l,., V. H. & Co.. Ill S. Mnlrv
McGarrah & Thomns, 203 Lackawanna.
Lorcntz. C. 41S Lacka.; Linden & Wash,
Davis o, W., Main and .Market.
Bloes, W. S Peckvllle.
Davles. John J.. 1W S. Main.
ENGINES AND "OILERS.
Dickson Manufacturing Co,
FINE MERCHANT TAILORING.
J W. Roberts. 12(5 N Mnln ave.
W. J. Pavls, 215 Lackawanna.
Erlo Audren, 119 S. Main ave.
Clark. Q. R. & Co., 201 Washington.
n.oi'R. inrrri.it, eggs, etc.
The T. II. Watts Co., Ltd.. 723 W. Lacka
Babcock a. J. & Co.. 110 Franklin.
IFLOI'U, FEED AND GRAIN.
Matthews C, P. Sons & Co., 31 Laekn.
The Weston Mill Co., 47-43 Lacknwan
FRUITS AND PRODUCE.
i XJalV cc cioivii'i i MLvnwuniiim,
Cloveiana, a. a., u j.arisawanna.
I ' Union House, 215 Lackawnnna.
Hill & Conndl, 132 Washington.
Barbour's Home Credit House, 425 Lack.
Kelly, T. J. & Co., 14 Lackawanna.
Megurgel & -nnell, Franklin avenue
Porter. John T.. 26 and 28 Lackawanr
lllce. Lew & Co.. 30 Lackuwn ?,?," "'"
i'lrte. J. J 427 Lackawanna.
(IS OXT THE
Caitorh Is trat cp In ose-ilte bottlei onlr. Il
U not told la talk. Don't allow an;on to till
yon anything cite on tho plea, ot promlis that It
is "Jctt as good" and "will answer every par-
pose." - net tnat y on get u-a-b-x-o-h-i-a.
Tm&x ; ,
Osterhout, N. P., 110 W. Market,
Jordan, James, Olyphant.
Uechtold. 13. J., Olyphant.
Connell. W. P. & Sons, US Penn.
Koote & Shear Co., 119 N. Washington.
Hunt & Connell Co., 434 Lackawanna.
HARDWARE AND PLUMBING.
Qunster & Forsyth, 327 Penn.
Cowles, W. a, 1907 N. Main ave.
HARNESS AND SADDLERY HARDWARE,
TrJ.',z' ?,?' 41 Lackawanna.
Keller & Harris, 117 Penn.
HARNESS, TRUNKS, IJUGGIES.
n. B. Houser, 133 N. Main avenue.
Arlington. Grimes & Flannery, Spruce
Scranton House, near depot.
HOUSE, SIGN AND FRESCO PAINTER.
Wm. Hay, 112 Linden.
HUMAN HAIR AND HAIR DRESSING.
N. T. Llsk, 223 Lackawanna.
LEATHER AND FINDINGS.
Williams, Samuel, 221 Spruee.
I.I.ME, CEMENT SEWER PIPE.
Kcller.'Luther, 813 Lackawanna.
.MILK. CREAAI. 1IUTTER. ETC.
Scranton Dairy Co., Penn and Linden.
Ston Bros., 308 Spruce.
Mrs. M. Saxe, 148 N. .Main avenue.
.MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING.
Mrs. Bradley, 20G Adams, opp. Court
.MILLINERY AND FURNISHING GOODS.
Brown's Beo Hive, 221 Lackawanna.
MINE AND MILL SUPPLIES.
Scranton Supply and Mach. Co., 131 Wyo.
MODISTE AND DRESSMAKER.
Mrs. K. Walsh, 311 Spruco street.
MONUMENTAL WORK S.
Owens Bros., 218 Adams ave.
Great Atlantic $3 Pants Co., 313 Lack,
PAINTS AND SUPPLIES.
Jlencke & McKee, 300 Spruce street.
PAINTS AND WALL PAPER.
Wlnke, J. C.', 315 Tenn.
Green, Joseph, 107 Lackawanna.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
Stclle. J. Lawrence, 303 Spruce.
II. S. Cramer, 311 Lackawanna ave.
PLUM DING AND HEATING.
Howley. P. F. & M. F., 231 Wyoming ave.
Horatio N. Patriok, 32S Washington.
RI'IIUER STAMPS, SIENCILS, ETC.
Scranton Rubber Stamp Co., 533 Sprue
National Roofing Co., 331 Washington.
W. A. Wledebusch, 231 Washington ave.
J. A. Barron, 2 Lackawanna and
STEREO-RELIEF DECORATIONS AND
S. H. Morris. 217 Wyjmlng nve.
TEA. COI'FEE AND SPICE.
Grand Union Tea Co, 103 S. Main,
TRUSS IS, DATTERIEl!. RUIIIIER GOODS
Benjamin & Benjamin, Franklin and
UNDERTAKER AND LIVERY.
Riitib, A. It.. 421 Sprice.
UPHOLSTERER AND CWIPET LAYER.
C. II. Hnzlctt. ::o Sprites street.
WALL PAPER. FTC.
Ford, W. M., 120 Penn.
WATCHMAKER AND .lEV.'ELEH,
Rogers, A. H., 215 Lackawanna.
WINES AND IIQUORS.
Walsh, Edward J 33 Lajlcawanna.
WIRE AND WIRE HOPE,
Washburn & Moen Mfs C.. 119 Franklbj