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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets &c.
Vol. XII. WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1876. No. 31
EVERY WEDNESDAY 31011NING3
It Mewberryq So C.
BY TH092~ ~ I
romnd it throng?
t Mnly inen M. 2
get anck St~~
tmttLh aud bonr" sake
who,work w1le otbarS 81"i;
while others BlY;
a Uidws lls"II dfep,
tthem to the Sky.
eyhig goes wrong," said
F. Tripler, laying,da'in his knife
nfork with -the face of a mar
some-people in the t
nically to go wrong-.
door, she leaned her throbbing
head upon one weary little band I
and murmured softly to herself,- j
"Oh, I wish Nathan was diffor
Tht, as if she had uttered high
trsMson, she started -to her feet,
checking the sensation of repin- z
ing, and began industriously to t
prepare the three apple-cheeked,
tow-headed little Triplers.for i
"It's Monday morning and Na- e
han dor't like them to be too I
late," thought the meek-spirited
Meanwhile Mr. Tripler was v
dowly walking down the path
hrough the wild and solitary glen f
hat led to the road where, twice e
i day, the Lendville stage rolled
)y, conveying passengers..to tho y
rain at Martin's Station. It was o
heaper to live in the country, and e
o Mr. Tripler lived there, al
hough, as far as actual tAtes n
vent, he didn't know a Waiercup a
rom a burdock. c
As Nathan trudgeia along, think- a
ng how best to'get rid of some h
roublesoqe--ares - of railway
t tok t were sinking uncom- b
>rtab0 on his hands, he suddenly a
ecs eonscious of the presence
f a r n, stout and middle-aged, u
it head as smooth and shining si
billiard ball, who was sitting ti
n a boulder of moss-grown stone ti
t. where. the path way merged o
Eo the Lendville road. ti
"Good morning, sir," said the, S
tranger. "Have a seat ?"
Mr. Tripler had no very strong ir
Icial elements in his nature, so N
e stiffly inclined is bead and y
ept on his way. But the first'
ig he knew two iron grasps t1
rre on -his ahouldor, he felt. him- I
lf twirled sddenly round, like
batii humming top, and seated st
ith. more:f6e ffi was exattly
greeable on the boulder. tc
"What do you mean-" hi
"Dear .ge 1" suddenly interrupt- hi
ithis uncomfortable epnmpanion, fe
whta very nice hat you have. yi
row, whiat do you say to exchang-~ vi
ig as? Mine is. anvery nice w
Liw, ta I find it's somehow al
ating to th'e'brain." oi
"Yu'are quite Wetcome, sir," Cc
itered the tremulous Nathan, te
peaking all the more rapidly in T
bat the freakish maniac had al- cs
sady deftly eifected the eh.mnge. ir
"And year coat, too-nice cool er
nen. Upon my word, now, that
at is infinitely preferable to this b:
wallow-tailed concern of mine, w
th the brass buttons. Yes-it u]
ts me very nicely. I hope you ci
ol't object, sir, to the. accommo- hi
ation ?" N
"No-no!I" faltered Mr. Tripler. cc
"WeU, good morning," said the il
traigef-, looking round with a be- o'
ildered air. "I1 don't really see
here my chief orderly is-I told as
im to be here precisely at nitie N
'clock-and everything will be
i confusion if I don't attend to it w
He plunged into the green, W
ense fastnesses of the woods, talk- di
ag restlessly to himself as he it
rent, and Mr. Nathan Tripler was I
ift sos in a coarse strOw hat and 0o
coat of coarse blue cloth, gar
ished with hange metal buttons, I
rhose brilhiance was considerably U
n nished. l
"Dear me, what a figure I cut," h~
oaned Mr. Tripler, eyeing him- P
lif.W1ih digs,"U tg di- al
actly. home and get on something
ecent. A man would be hooted
brough the streets of New York ci
'he vetured t'o'riake his appear
nce in such a costume as this ?" h
He rose, brushed away the chili
rops of perspiration from his fore
ead, and was just replacing the I
-imsoa silk pocket handkerchief g
i its resting-place when he was
addenly grasped from behind Il
nd thrown skillfully upon the ti
"Well, we've eotch you at last, n
ay hearty," said a burly man who h
tood over him, while another b
nan had bound both bis hands
id feet together before he could
d words or breath to remon
trate. "You thought you was
roin' to give us the slip, hey? ?
Some. it isn't worth while to cut h
ip like that, you know, unless o
...i aat th sraitijacket brought|C
1.trait jacket r gasped Ti
er, 'wiat do I want of a strait
"Nothig; unless you behave
rourselftruly like. Steady en!
Com, bringup the wagon."
"Where are you taking me to ?"
-emonstrated our bero, as he was
umbled into a )ne-horse wagon.
"To the asylum, to be sure,
vhere you'd ha-e been twhofirs
go if you hadn't been a little too
pry for the stage.driver and your
Light began to dawn on the
roubled chaos of Mr. Tripler's
anch bewildered mind.
(:It's all a mistce,~my good
low-a ridic o"u;s mistake," he
xclaimed, I 'm not a mad man I"
"No, of' cours6 not; we know
ou'refot," responded the larger
f the two, with a wink at his
?mpanion. "Drive on, Tom."
"But I am not, indeed, you are
istaking me for somebody else
man who just forced me to ex
bange hats and coats with him,
nd went down into the woods
e is the mad man I"
"Oh, no-I guess not," said the
Ig keeper, with a fearful attempt
, pleasant irony.
"My good men, you are laboring
ader 'some very singular delu
on," remonstrated the victim,
-ying to speak plainly between
ie jolting of the wagon and Ws
n excitement. 'I am M1r. Na.
an Tripler, of No.--, John
"Oh,yes," said the keeper, light
g a cigar, "yesterday you was
apoleon Bonaparte, and to-day
)'reNathan Tripler, and to
orrow-likely as not-you'd be
e king of the Sandwich Islands.
ve heard this kind o' talk afbre." i
Tripler's heart began to stand I
ill with undefined horror. Was
s a hideous dream? or was he
b6 actual y imvured withinfie
gh stone walls of the asylum he 1
d so often walked past wiih a
eling of dread and horror be.
)fl all description, the life longi
etim of. some scarce credible
istake? In vain he reasoned,
gued, protested; his words fall .
the unheeding ears of his twoi
nductors like drops of rain pat-1
ring on the stony surface of
able Rock, until at length lie wasi
~rried-more' dead than alive- i
to a narrow apartment at tiheI
d of a long row of similar ones.
It was lighted and ventilated
an ifon grating in the door,
ith a corresponding window highh 1
on the wall, and furnished with
ily. a narrow couch and a stand
tilt into the wall; and there Mr.
atan Tripler, released from his
nining bonds, was left to enjoy
e uninterrupted society of his
vn cheerless meditations.
"It can't+be-possible ! I must be1
leeps and di-eaming !" thought
But it was possible, and he never
as wider awake in his life !
Toward~ evening, a pitcher of
ater and a piece of bread were
salt out to him. Mr. Tripier atei
under a sort of mental protest
relieve the gnawinig sensation 1
faintness that was at his vitals.
"What would I give for one of
orothy's hot biscaits," thought
ie wretched captive. .."My poor:
atle Dorothy!i I have been tool
ird upon her. Suppose-just sup-1
se I should die without beingi
le to tell how ashamed 1 am of
wing been such a brute !"1
It was not the dry bread that
ioked Nathan Tripler just then
.it was, the humiliating sense of
a own sins and short-comings.
Next morning it was bread and
ater again. Nathan thought of
orothy's despised coffee and
"I've deserved it," thought Na
ian ; ees no mistake about
it. Poor, darling little Dorothyf
w her heart is aching for me
aw. I wish I could stroke down
er hair just once. Oh, it's hard to
a treated so, even though I know
n served exactly right. If ever
get out of this hole alive, Doro
iy will find mue a changed man."
Ihe confused current of' thoughts
-as just eddying vaguely through
is ind when there was a sound
steps and voices in the long
"T suppoe.a they're going to
put on a strait waistcoat now,
thought Mr. Tripler, with a re
signed air. "Well, there's nothing
left for me but to endure. I don't
think I'm mad; but how long I
shall hold out sane under this
interesting concatenation of cir
camstances is rather a doubtful
But Mr. Tripler was mistaken
ab'ont the strait waistcoat-it was
his keeper accompanied by two or
three gentlemen-all profuse in.
apologies and sympathetic ejaca
"56eh a mistake !" said one old
gentleman, with a bald head.
"So awkward for you, my dear
sir !" - said another ~middle-aged
gentleman, with a Roman nose.
"But entirely unintentional, I
assure you, sir," chimed in a third.
While Mr. Tripler looked vague
ly from one to another he said,
"Then I'm not mad, it seems?"
"Not a particle, sir!" cried the
three committee men in a chorus.
"Oh I" said Mr. Tripler, "I'm so
glad to hear it I"
Then the committee proceeded.
to inform their involuntary guest,
how the mistake had happened'
by which his identity had beel
onfounded %% ith that of his mys.-;
terious acquaintance of the woods.
"We are very sorry," said thel
irst committee-man, shaking Mi-2
rripler's hand as if it had been
he town pump.
"o am I," said Mr. TAp4ler, Ia
"Here is your hat and coat, sir,"
;aid the second committee-man.
'We bad great difficulty in get-:
Ang them.away from our -poor
riend in thea.Incurable Ward, who
ancied they were the last dying
eque#t of Tresident'Lincoln."
"And anything we can do toA
nake any atonement fort*e-awk.
ti , i a-k wi -be- pteas.
mre said the third; while the
ceeper eyed Mr.Tripler dubiously,
Sif not altogether. certain but
ahat he was a.little mad after all.
When Mr.Nathan Tripler reach
ad his home, all was the wildest
rief and confusion there. Doro
hy had had the woods searched,
he river dragged, and the whole
icinage ransacked, and was now
n hysterics in the nursery. Na
oth arms around her.
"Here I am, Dottie f Don't cry
But Mrs. Tripler cried. more
"it's only a dream," she sobbed,
Nathan is dead."
"No, I'm not dead," said Mr.
[ripler, writh a grinm sense of hu
nor "only I've been mad." And
uiiting his wife's sobs after a
while, he told her all his adven-.
urea. "And now is dinner ready ?
e asked, "for I'm as hiingry as a
"I haven't a thing in the house
it to eat, Nathan, dear," wailed
"I don't care if it's nothing -but
Iry bread and molasses, -Dottie,"
laid the husband. "I can tell you
hat asylum took some of the non.
ese out- of me. I shall never
rumble again, don't be afraid."
And Dorothy brightened up.
[t was the first time he had called
der "Dottie," or spoken so tender
y, since their honeymoon was in
ts crescent glow.
He adhered to his good resolu
~ions-he never did grumble again.
rhe asylum had done him genuine
A PRETT ORNAMENT.-Take a
goblet with the foot and stem
broken or cut off,so-thatithe bowl
will be perfect ; take coarse red
lanel, the redder the better;
titch it neatly round the bowl, or
goblet, so as to cover it completely
an the outside; dip in water so
s to wet it thoroughly, then roll
it in flax; the seed will stick in
and on the flannel; be sure that
Lhe seed are distributed evenly,
then stand it on its mouth, or
Large end, in a saucer, and add to
it as it absorbs. Never let the
essel get dry, nor suffer it to chill
or freeze. It will grow in any part
of the room, and will be deep
g:-een with a red ground.
One loses all the time which he
an employ better.
While we can scarcely regret
the disappearanee of the unsight
ly structure so long known as
Castle Garden, yet we cannot for
get that the rude edifice was one
has allowed too few buildingsT
with historic associations clinging
round them to remain standing.
In later years, as everybody knows,
it was a mere immigrant station,
but there'was something like fit
ness even in this, for from the
time that the Dutch first landed
af~Commanipaw to make the island
of Manhattan their home it was,
the outlook of New Amsterdam,'
New Orange and New York.. It
occupied the site wlre the early
Dutch settlers first erected their
fort. In the early days of the
metropolis it was the social centre
of the city. The Dutch Gover
nors and burghers had their head
quarters on this spot. It was there
they smoked their pipes in solemn
content, and from there old Petrus
Stuyvesant directed the affairs of
Ner Netherlands and made war
by proclamation. At a later day
the English conquerors used it as
their Dutch predecessors had used
it before,. so that up to the time of
the Revolution it was the outpost of
the city. Whez Washington fol
lowed Lee to the Kennedy House,
at No. 1 Broadway, to prepare for
the defence of the city against
Sir Henry Clinton and* Lord Hoke
and his brother the Admiral, whose
fleet and army were in the lower
bay and on Staten Island, it was
the centre of his defensive opera
tions. Old Fort George stood upon'
this site or near it. When he. re
turned in triuiph after the war
was over and On independenbe
had been gained, it was" here the
Fatier'of his Country landed'from
his barge, amid the acclaim of his
outrymen. YLater stiill, when war
and defence were lost and useless
arts to the commercial centre'of
the New World and .music came
o soften the pursuits of trade, it
as here that Jenny Lind first2
entranced her Ainerican hearers.
At last, however, thetituation was
of no avail for any of its old ass.
The military outposts of the city
wre below the Narrows, and
wealth and fashion had long desert
ed the Battery and Bowling Green
for Richmond and Murray hills.
Even Jenny Lind went to sing' at
Tripler Hall, and. all the world
moved up town or out of town. It
was then that Castle Garden be
ame the principal, emigrant sta
tion, and so continued until its
destraction by Are. At best, it
was ill adapted to the purposes for
which it was used,.and its destruc
tion removes wha.t:was au eyesore
to the approaches to thedcty from
the bay. Now there is acrcely a
sign that the old building once
stood on the historic,.site it occu
pied, and we trust no effort will
be made to replace it with any
temporary or permanent structure.
The city can afford to preserve
this spot from any of the base uses
to which it has been put, and its
associations are best cherished by
keeping It enobstructed as part of
the Battery Park. .In the future
the site might be made the laud
ing place of all dignitaries whom
the city chooses to receive, but by
no baser uses should it at any time
be desecrated.-New York Herald.
THosU DIoRes.--W9 believe thei
next Legislature -oughLt to - tax
tham, so~as greatly to reduce the
number. It might be well to let
every head of a family have one
dog; if he keeps two, tax the~ sec-1
ond one two dollars, and if he
keeps three, tax the third five
dollars, and let the money thus
raised go to reimburse those who
may lose sheep by dogs. We do
ot know but it w ould be best to
tax all of them, putting a small
tax when only one dog is owned.
The agricultural interest of the
State is the most .important we
have, and it should be protected
and fostered in every way possi
ble. The Grangers of' the State
can have a law of the kind referred
to passed if they choose.
t Henderson Trzbune.
THE STRICTEST ORDER OF
MEE WHO KEEP PEBP1EUAL BTEENCE,
AND WHO DIG TER OWN GRAVBs.
The abbots of Mount Millary, in
Ireland, Sept Fonds 4n France,
and Marptern in Turkey, all
monaiter1esof the Trappist order
of monks, have decided to pur
chase land in Maryland to estab
lish a house~ in te ntedi---tes,
and haveappoin ted, as their agent',
Brother Francis de Skles, who will
probably present his crddentials to
thei-~ebbishop of Baltimore im
mediately, and be formally receiv
od into that diocese.
The order of Trappists is the
severest in the church. Perpetual
silence is one of their vows, and
dispensation is given to speak on
ly when necessity demands it, or
to those few of the brothers who
all offces in the monastery which
lemand occasional conversations.
phey are not allowed meat, eggs,
butter, cheese, fish or oil. They
ileep on narrow beds of straw,
raised a few inches from the
ground. They dig and refill, and
lig again and refill from time to
bime-their OW...grav.a.. axe
minder of their mortality-.ey
rise hours before -a n, snd after
prayer and 'meditation, betake
themselves to their respective em
ployments. Among them are shoe
akers, tailors, carpenters,, farm
irs, dairymen and 'millwrights:
lhe Trappist mdasteries' named'
above are very wealthy, but wealth
Eias accrued from the industry of
h6ir members. These monks ask
10, charity, and consequently Bro.
%her de Sales was able to say that
ie has noo journeyed to America
with a subscription jist. He as
ierted that the monastery,of Sept
Fonds, in France, alone oftered to
:efray the- expenses -f the new
:'5fn A teinporary house is to
be rented, and in December two
hundred Trappi st monks, selected
f1rom three monasteries, will ocen
Brother Francis''de Sales is a
Frenchman by birth, and he speaks
English without much peculiarity
sf accent. He is sanguine of the
macess of the mission he is sent
~o superintend. He says that the
&.bbot of Sept Fonds, in France,
was a count of great wealth; that
she Abbot of Millary, in Ireland,
was at one time a candidate for
~lection to Parliamient, and that
~he six-feet-two Abbot, of Maria
stern, in Turkey, is an Irishman.
A CLOcK THAT REGULATEs TE
ams.-A watchmaker has invent
xd a patent compenso-retarding
wcelerati ng clock for use in fami
jes where they Jkeep unmarried
laughters in stock. If the young
nan. is of an eligible sort the re
~arding attachment is turned on,
nd the clock compouuds with old
ie at eighty niin4tes to the
our, so that :at 1 a.m. the next
nornag it only indicates about
l.05 p. m. the night befbre, and
~he young woman is perfectly
ustified in saying: "0, don't! It
s early yet," when the young man
'eaches for his hat- On the other
and, if he should uot be desirable,
hey just shove up the indicator
so a boiling poin't, and at half past
aine it is nearly two o'clockt. The
atentee,~casting lhimself upon the
~enerosity of a discerning public,
nvites patrons to increase the eff
nency of his invention by judi
~ius yawns and-remarke,as "Dear-1
~ne! How the tine does fly," and
n extreme casE's an a4mirable ef
bet maybfrepoduced by the father
~oming in with a bed-room candle
sick, saying, "Good night, Aman
Ia. Before you go to bed, see
hat when the girl gets up in the
norning she leaves out the milk
pitcher." No family should be
Do we girls trouble ourselves to
iress for each other ? No, we do
rot; we just sit 'round in our com
ortable wrappers and loose slip
pers, and hair all tortured up .for
uture revelations and b4auty.
But just let a gentleman come,
ad the way the crimping-pins
scatter, andl'oose slippers fly, and
the bows and pretty little trifles
go on is something wonderful to
PEOPLE WILL TALK.
You may get through, this
world, but 'twill be very slow, if
you listen to all that is said as
you go; you'll be worried and.
fretted, and kept in a stew, for,
meddlesome tongues will have
something to do, for people will
If quiet and modest, you'll have
it presumed that your humble po
ytiG assumed;- you're a
wolf iri: heep e or else
you're a fool, but don ci
ted, keep perfectly cool, for peope
If generous and noble, they'll
vent out their-spleen, you'll- hear
some loud'hints that you are self
ish and mean.. If upright, honest
and firas the day; they'll call
you a rogel ii e vly sneaking
way, for people will talk.
And then if you s,how the least
boldness of heart, or a slight in
clination tWtake-your own part,
they will call you an upstart, con
ceited and vain; but keep straight t
ahead, don't stop to explain, for t
people will talk.
If threadbare your dross, or old t
fashioned your hat, some one will
surely take notice of that, and
hint rather strong that you can:'t:
pay your way; -bat don't gevt ON
cited, whatever they' say; fo peo- t
ple will 'talk.
If you dress in the fashion don't, i
think to escape, for they 'critici I
then,in a 'diffearent- shape; you'w
ahead of your means, or your tai
lor's unpaid; but mind your own
business, - there's naught -to be I
made, for people wiltalk
Now, the best way to-do is to i
do as You pliase, Tor your mid, if -1
you have one, willthn be.atease. t
Of .coarqe ya:. will -n*qVrith all
sortmf abuse, bu :doittfik t6
stop ithei, -it 'aint any use &ai*
people will talk I
Dr. Hall enumerates severals
practices of the careless pifblic, t
which are som1Qgmes asdangerous a
as4they are foolish:
Walking atoag the street with r
the point'of an umbrella stiekifg
out beyond, under the arm or over
the shoulder. By suddenly stop-. r
ping to speak to a friend, or other
eause, a person walking in the rear
had his brain 'penetrated through
th'e eye, in one of our streets, and'
died.in a few days.
To carry-.alongpeneil-in vest
or outside ooat pocket. Not' long
since a clerk in New York fell, a
and hiisilong cdar pencjl 8PrD(ti
an impQrtanlt artery that it had to
be cut down from the top of--the
shoulder to 'prevent his bleeding E
to death, with &' three month's ill.
To take exercise, or walk for
the health, when every 8tep is a -
drag, and instinct urges. repose.
To guzzle down agless of dold t
water, on getting tip in the morn- r
ing without any~feeling of thirst, e
under.theirmpression of the heal&h- a
giving nature of its washing out t
To sit down at the table and
"force" yourself to eat, when there t
as not only no appetite, but a de
ided aversion to food,
To take agasseof'soda,:or tod
dy, or sangaree, or mint~ drop on t
a summer day, udder' the belief c
that itis safer and better than ad
glass of water. .
To peregadeydiirelf that you 1~
are destroying one unpleasant odor a
by introducing ia stronger ine ; d
that is to sweeten .your. anwashed t
person jnd garnients by erivelop- I
ing yourself in the fames of musk,' e
eologne or rose water; the best t
perfume being a clean skin and t
well-washed.clothing. '' '
Every act of dissipation and f
every spree of drunkenness robsi
the mental of some portions of
The person who would rob a
parent of the love of a child will
surely die in Sorrow.
The sourest temper must sweet
en in the atmosphere of continu
The grand safeguard for doing
right is to hate all that is wrong. i
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75c. for each subsequent insertion. Double
column advertisements tenper centon above.
Notices of meetings,obituaries and bt* 8
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Special notices in local column 15 ;eafsa
Adz4-mawked whfte si;
ber oftintertiom willbe kept ;&A* forbid
and chwjed acordihWy...
Done wfth Neatness. and Db*Pcc
MARK TWAIN AS AN,EDITO&
He put the paporzoa his-jqknd
while he polisWed h%~
with. his handkereh1q," he i1d.
.Are yon the- ie-eiT4
"Have you, ever. edited an Sgri
=ltural -paper befor r
C"No, sir," said r; "this 'sC
.9.very likely,,- HAve._.1yO&1:6hd
srf eiv e I ha'Ve n"
C(o ntne osi
,he old gent man, puttiag on,his
;peetacles and looking over them
Lt me with asperity vihile be fold
)d his 'paper)iutoa nore 'conve
iient shape..'i 1wish to read yon
"Turnips should noverbX'W-t Bj
t injukes theomr.'. It Ismu,l ot~
o send a.1pkyup And -lotimsak
aore money. I had one inth