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Holmes County RepiI
A Political and Family Journal, Devoted to the I.xtercsts'of JBEolims County, and Iiocal and- General Tn
MlLLERSBURG, HOLMES COUXT, 0., THURSDAY, SEPT. 1j 1870.
tU -famine " tognrrgl-
HOLD THE LIGHT.
Ho! thou traveler on life's highway
. Moving carelessly along
Pausing not to watch the shadows
Lowering o'er the mighty throng!
Stand aside, and mark how feebly
Some are struggling in the fight.
Turning on thee wistful glances
Begging thee to bold the light!
Look! upon thy right, a brother
Wanders blindly from the way;
And upon thy left, a sister,
Frail and erring, tarns astray;
One kind word, perchance, may save them
Guide their wayward steps aright;
Canst thou, then, withhold thy counselr
No, but fly and bold the light!
nark! a feeble wail of sorrow
Bursts from the advancing throng.
And a littleehild is groping
Through the darkness, deep and long.
Tis a timid orphan, shirering
'Neath misfortune's withering blight;
Friends, home, lore are all denied her;
- Oh! in pity hold the light.
Not alone from heathen darkness,
Where the pagan bows the knee
Worshiping his brazen image
With a blind idolatry
Where no blessed gospel teachings
E'er Illume the soul's dark night.
Come the cry to fellow mortals.
Wild and pleading, "Hold the light."
Here as well. In life's broad bjghwsy.
Are benighted wanderers found;
And if all the strong would heed them.
Lights would glimmer all around;
Acts of love and deeds of kindness
Then would make earth's pathway bright.
And there'd be no need of calling,
"Ho! thou traveler, hold the light,"
THE LEMON PIE.
A SKETCH OF VILLAGE LIFE.
BY MARY A. KEABLES.
" Is it possible?'
The two women stood aghast, and
Mrs. Brown, the retailer of the ter
rible gossip, put on her shaker to go,
her mission being accomplished.'
" Don't say nothing about it as a
coming from me it might git me
into a fuss, and I can't go fusses,"
said airs: Brown, tying and untying
her bonnet strings.
" Ob, of course not," replied 3frs.
and Jliss Ludlow, in a breath, and
then their visitor took up the basket
of tomato plants for which she had
made her morning call ostensibly
and after parrying a few compli
ments, left the house.
Just at that moment who should
enter but JMiss Ludlow's lover-
oung lawyer Emerson. He and his
affianced were on familiar terms, and
he "ran in" from his office at any
hour of the day he chose, never
lacking a- welcome. He went right
into the large kitchen where Jennie
stood with her hands in the bread-
dough, and 2Irs. Ludlow was doing
up the morning's work.
Charlie Emerson threw himself i
into a rush bottomed chair, tossed
his palm-leaf hat into the clothes
basket which stood conveniently
near, placed one dusty patent leath
er boot across the other, and taking
his handkerchief from his pocket,
wiped the perspiration from his
"Just met the 'Oracle,' " he said,
pointing from the window to where
Mrs. Brown was disappearing around
"Well, for once," said Mrs. Lud
low, the horrified, indignant look not
yet vanished from her face, "Mrs.
Brown enlivened us."
"Terrified us!" broke in Jennie.
" Enlivened us," continued Mrs-
Ludlow, "with something besides
her usual gossip she seemed greatly
"And no wonder; it's enough to
excite-any one!" exclaimed Jennie,
rubbing the dough from her fingers
Young Emerson whistled.
" Oh, you needn't put on that in
credulous .look," pouted Jennie,
this story is no gossip at all.. (Mrs.
Brown didn't wish anything said
about it, but we can tell you you'll
never divulge, Charlie's no gossip,
you know, Miriam," appealing to
her sister-in-law, "now, the story's
just this "
Miss Ludlow paused only long en
ough to replenish the stove.with fuel,
and put in herpies' to bake, then
sitting down by the window, and
smoothing the hair back from her
heated forehead, she continued:
"You know Mrs. Steinheardt?'
"Storekeeper Steinheardt's hand
some wife? Yes, Tve met her, sev
eral times, and her dashing cousin
Vaux, too, for that matter "
"Her cousin!" cried Jennie, con
temptuously, "he is not her cousin
all; he's her lover followed her
clear from Europe, and hood-winked
poor Mr, Stcinhcardt into thinking
he's his wife's cousin and they are
going to murder Jlr. bteinheardt,
and then the guilty wife and her old
adorer, will of course be married in
due time. "What do you think of
"Think? why, I think if that was
the case, they'd be cute enough not
let Mrs. Brown know of it," re
plied Emerson, laughing.
"Now that just shows all you
know about it!" said Miss Ludlow,
indignantly; "of course Mrs. Stcin
hcardt did not intend Mrs. Brown
should find it out. The way it hap
pened, though, was by her employ
ing a girl.to help her in her diabol
ical work, bribing her to keep the
secret. The girl, however, careless
ly let the 'cat out of the bag,' and as
soon as Mr. Steinhcardt gets' home,
which will be this evening, I sup
pose, he will be poisoned, unless
some one steps in and prevents the
crime from being perpetrated and
you see Dr. Kenmedy is away with
his wife at B., on a visit. The time
was carefully chosen."
"So it would seem," said the
young lawyer, musingly. Ho was
wondering just how much and how
little could be true of this wonder
ful story. "Did 'Mrs. Brown tell you
where she derived her information?'
No, she did not, but she said it
came straight, and there was no mis
take about it."
Just at this moment the sound of
horses' hoofs were heard, and Mrs,
ateinnear.it, ner graceful form ar
rayed in a dark blue riding-habit,
her golden curls mingling with the
snowy plume of her cap, galloped
past, attended by a handsome, for
eign looking gentleman, whose head
was bent towards his beautiful com
panion, as if in earnest conversa
" There they go, now," exclaimed
Mrs. Ludlow, and I just believe it's
And from that moment the young
lawyer; joined m-the-belief.
"Another Lucretia Borgia," he
muttered, flinging on his straw hat.
"I guess Til run back to the office."
Mrs. Brown didn't want anv
thing said Ttbout this, you know,
Charlie," called out Miss Ludlow,
'but, stay couldn t you write
an anonymous letter to Mr. Stein-
heardt to warn him?'
" I'll see about it," replied Charlie,
pulling his hat orer his eyes, and
slamming the little picket gate un
usually hard after him.
And the way he did see about it
was to go straight to Squire Ham
mers (a florid, hot headed old gen
Ueman with whom he was in part
nership) who gave him important
instruction, which the young man
acted upon without delay.
Mr. Emerson went back to Mrs.
Ludlow's and inquired into all the
particulars, which he found were
many and important. Lue Myers, a
girl of -bad repute, had been shut up
with Mrs. Steinheardt in the kitch
en, all the afternoon, before the
morning of which we write, ingeni
ously compounding a deadly poison
(which Mrs. Steinheardt had ob
tained of an old witch in Germanj-,
long before) with some of Mr. Stein
heardt's favorite kinds of pastry.
For this important service Lue My
ers had received a large sum of
money, which was to be doubled in
case everything went off to suit
The girl, it would seem, but half
witted, had told a friend of this con
fidentially, and thus it had gone like
wild fire from mouth to mouth, un
til it had reached the young lawyer's
ears, as we have seen.
Mr. Steinheardt must be "saved at
all hazards, was the conclusion ar
rived at. Had Dr. Kennedy been at
home, with his stomach pumps, ready
to relieve the poor fellow at a mo
ment's notice, it might have been
sunerea; as it was, it woula never
do to risk the man's life for the sake
of bringing Mrs. Steinheardt and
Lue Myers up for murder or at
So, with a very humane and phi
lanthropic spirit, young lawyer Em
erson volunteered to meet Mr-
Steinheardt at the depot, when he
arrived on the afternoon train, and
warn him of his wife's treacliefy,
and thus save to the community one
of its most valuable members, and
cause this wretched woman to be
caught in a trap of her own setting:
In his-eagerness to' render the
wealthy storekeeper this valuable
service, the young man was at the
station long before the time, and he
had a full half hour to wait before
the engine with its train of cars
came thundering into the village.
While he uneasily promenaded the
platform, who should make her ap
pearance but Mrs. Steinheardt, lean
ing on the arm of the landsome,
dashing Mr. Vaux. The ladv never
ppcared more charming; arrayed
in a most becoming toilet, her beau
tiful face flushed,, her eyes-sparkling
and Her every expressfon"fiilf of
eager expectancy. As for Vaux, he
was aristocratic 'and self-possessed
in his bearing as usual, but he failed
not every few moments to bestow a
fond and admiring'glance upon his
The young lawyer overheard arc
mark that rendered him more cer
tain than ever, that his convictions
were well founded. Mrs. Steinheardt
murmured, but the voice was so clear
and distinct he heard every word
" Vaux, dear, I don't believe he'll
have snspicion. I put on the frost
ing myself, and I was very particu
lar that there should be nothing to
lead him to suspect in the least."
"I think it'll have, the desired
effect!" replied Mr. Vaux, with a
"I guess he'll never trouble, me
any more," laughed the lady, and
then the next few words Charlie
failed to hear.
Just at the moment the whistle
was heard and Charlie stepped for
ward to meet the doomed man, be
fore his wife could see him.
In this, however, he failed, for that
gentleman, after two weeks' absence,
was so over-joyed to see his wife
awaiting him, that he shook of the
young lawyer's hand when it would
have detained him.
"You dear Carl," Emersou
heard the lady say, "you haven't
had any dinner, I know, and you
look fagged out; come right home.
ril have some tea for you directly."
The lawyer felt he must make ,a
bold strike, or all was lost it must
also be done in such a manner as to
give the false wife no inkling of the
real state of affairs. So, he stepped
up, and touching his hat politely to
Mrs. Steinheardt, said, after heir
ging pardon for the intrusion:
" I must see you a moment, Mr.
Steinheardt, on business that
Lawrence anu urawioru case, you
know; I have been waiting this half
hour for you, to catch you the first
minute after j-ou arrived just walk
up by my office, and I'll give you
The ruse was successful, and the
lady went home with a little pout on
her lips, that even the no doubt ten
der words of young Vaux failed to
When out of hearing, Charlie
Emerson laid his hand imperious
ly upon the merchant's shoulder
informed him that be had something
of greater importance than the Craw
ford suit of which 'to tell him.
We have not describedthls'Carl
Steinheardt you have seen such
Germans many a day rather portly
and fine looking, a pair of keen steel-
blue eyes, lighting up a frank, hon
est face, perhaps rather severe at
times; then there was a way about
him that made the j-oung lawver's
task' a hard one.
"In the first place, then," he'be-
gan, his face flushing very red be
neath the close, keen scrutiny of the
merchant's' piercing eyes', "a report
has reached my ears to-dav, that !
think you should know before you
" In regard to your wife, Mr. Stein
"The story is out that she and an
accomplice, who is known here in
the town as Lue Myers, have been
preparing certain articles of food of
which you arc very fond, in which is
introduced the most subtle and dead
The German s face was white as
ashes, but his voice was calm and
steady, as he inquired:
" For what purpose?"
"That after death she. might
marry that old beau of hers, Vaux,
I believe his name is."
incnusoanns lace was crimson
Who tell you so much 'report'
I tink you call him?"
"The story was told by Mrs.
Brown, who declares that it come
straight, and that there is no mis
take about it, replied Charlie, begin
ning to wish he was well out of the
"I tink it is von big lie!'' said the
German, "but we will sec dis Mrs.
Charlie saw that he was in for it;
he made a slight resistance, suggest
ing to the irritated foreigner that it
would be as well for him to go liome
and eat only what h'e saw his wife
and Vanx partake of, telling tiim of
what he had heard from the two at
the depot 'but the outraged hus
band's strong hand was on his arm
and he had no choice but to accom
pany him into the Widow TJrown's
cottage, the door of which stood in
vitingly open. 'Mrs. Brown was at
work in the garden, b'ut came in
when 'she'saw her visitors.
" Vat is dat leetle tam lie you've
been1 telling about mine vife?" cried
the Dutchman, forgetting alike his
politeness and English', in his anger.
"I I ah,' Mr: Steinheardt, what
do you mean? what does he mean,
Mr. Emerson? are we gwine to
have a fuss?' cried the terrified Mrs.
" Don't know'vat you calls him !"
began Steinheardt savagely, but the
young lawyer interrupted him.
" It's that story about his-wife;
ou know you was telling Mrs.'Lud-
low and Jennie, this morning," ex
Oh, that do sit down gentle
men I'll tell you all I know but
dear me, I didn't reckon as howMrsi
Ludlow would be for tellin' of it,
kase I telled her as how I didn't
want nary fuss' about it. Only this
mornin'as'I was riddenin' un the
front room, Miss Tallall you know
the old maid that takes in talerin'
here", as lives by the tavern well she
comes in, and sez she to me, sez s'hei
' lddy," now I never did like be-
in' called 'Widdy,' but I wouldn't
hev no fuss with the likes of her
about it sez she, 'Widdy, hev ve
heard that awful thing about Miss
Steinheardt?' and sez I no, and sez
she, "It's the awftilest thing ye ever
did hear of in all your born days,"
and sez I, what is it and she sed as
how she didn't want notin' sed about
it, but a girl told her that .Lue My.
ers toIdherthatMrs. Steinheardt had
got her to help her about her cookin'
and they put pizen into the things
so as to kill you, sir, when you got
home she said as how she'd no
doubt as your wife was intendin' to
marry that Vaux' that's' been a
sneakin' arter her since you've been
Mr. bteinhetirdt forgot politeness
and English and said a few shock
ing words in German.
" Is that all?" asked Charlie.
"All that I mind just now; but
you skcered the wits outcu a body;
but don't go to Miss Tallall about it;
she'll be powerful mad at me for
tellin' of it, and I'm afeerd as how
'11 slip up on the sweet potato plants
she promised me, if you do."
"Den you slip!" exclaimed the
Dutchman, vehemently; "why for
ota tell such lies, vbman ?"
"Don't let's hev a fuss!" cried
Mrs. Brown, cntreatingly. "I just
told what I heard on."
Mr. -Steinheardt broughtthe inter
view to a close, hurriedly, and half
dragging- Charlie, t .(wJlO repented
sorely .in having stepped out of the
line of his own immediate business
towards the cottage of Miss Tallall.
and finding that lady at home, their
business was announced by the ties
perate husband ui words.more forci
ble thau polite.
1 Miss Tallall, a maiden lady of un
certain age, was shocked beyond
description, that MrsBrown should
have mentioned what she said. Mi
ramia Jones, her wasii-girl, came in
the evening before and told her as a
great secret, that 'Lue Myers told
her that she had been over to Mrs.
lheardt's, helping her to cook
all yesterday afternoon, and that they
were putting poison into the . cook
ing, she said she supposed to poison
Mr. 'Steinheardt, as 'Mrs. S. paid
Lue Myers fo'rtciping "ner "do the
wicked work, and for keeping the
secret Miranda Jonessaid that she
did not'believe'Vaux was Mrs. Stein
heardt's relative' at all, as people had
&aid be was but my stars!" cried
Miss Tallall, unconsciously pulling
her wig awry, "when I told all this
casually to Widow Brown, I didn't
presume she would repeat it; she
promised never to mention it."
Mr. Steinheardt inquired after
Miranda Jones' whereabouts and
discovered that, she was washing in
an adjoining house.
" I wish you wouldn't say anything
to Miranda about it," plead Miss
Tallall; "she will be very angry with
me for repeating what she said, and
I dare say she'll ask me a shillin
more a 'day for washing, though gra
cious knows I pay too much al
The latter part of the lady's
speech was, however, unheeded by
the village merchant, who was even
then calling to "Miranda Jones, who
was hanging out clothes upon a line
near the fence.
Jliranoa came torwartl an over
grown, ignorant girl, with it pair of
bare arms, reminding one of twin
sawlogs; and a face whose only rec
ommendation was its healthful color.
"Yes, I did tell Miss Tallall that
Luc Myers telled me that she was a
makin' pizen things over to Miss
Steinheardt's yesterday arternoon."
"And that Mrs. Steinheardt paid
her for making- the poison cooking,
eh?" questioned Charlie, "and
"Yes, but you needn't go for to
tell.Lue Myers that I telled of it, as
she'd bepowerfulmad.if she knowed
Mr. Steinheardt had hearn of it, cas
as how .Mrs. Steinheardt made her
promise never to tell nary thing
about it so he'd hear, of it.
"Yes him," pointing to Mr
Steinhcardt, who was already on his
way to the house where dwelt Lue
Myers and her mother.
Charlie once thought of cutting
across the village to. his office, but
feeling a curiosity to see how it all
would end, .followed the German
whose quick steps had taken him
nearly to that young ladj-'s door.
Miss Lue Myers did not bear an
extra good, character. She had been
up for picking pockets once, and it
had been hinted that she dressed
better than a poor seamstress'
daughter could honestly afford to
clress; but Lue always looked well,
and, the surroundings of the house
were neat and tasteful. The Ger
man's knock brought the young lady
in question to the door. She was
'arrayed in a pink chintz, amply
ruffled, snowy collar and cuffs, and
her beautiful black hair was arranged
in the pre "ailing fashion. She ush
ered them into a neat little parlor
with snowy curtains, a bright, rag
carpet on the floor, and flowers upon
the mantel-shelf and table.
Here, thought Charlie, is the orig
inator of the wicked story, or, if the
story should be correct, this neat
tasteful girl is an accomplice in an
intended murder. Mr. Steinheardt
made known the object of his visit
by the question :
"Miss Myers, you cook some for
mine wife yesterday?"
"How,did you know I did?" A
vivid flush over-spread the girl's
I leam of it, miss. What lie
you tell about my vife hiring you to
put poison in mine victuals?"
The girl started to her feet aghast.
"You poison and that mine vife
gave you money so to do."
"Holy mother?' ejaculated the
girl. 'I never said such a thing in
the world, never, never!'
" What you tell dat wash girl, den;
what foryou tell her dat?' cried the
exasperated German, seizing the
girl's arm tightly, and holding her
as in a vice.
Charlie pitied the girl, she seemed
so terrified, and tried to explain.
She burst into tears.
"Dear me, I didn't tell her that.
was over to Mrs. Steinheardt's yes
terday afternoon, I may as well tell
ou; as things are now, I don't think
our wife would care for my telling
how it was; I did help her about her
ooking yesterday, and when I came
away she, asked ine to please say
nothing about helping her, and she
paid me half a dollar for my work
As I, was coming home I met Miran
da Jones, who inquired where I had
been; I replied without thinking:
Over to Mrs. Steinheardt's;"
then' she aBkcd me what for, and I
told her making pies anil things, so
as to have tho cooking done when
yon -came home, sir. And then she
said, 'I s'pose you got paid for" if.
and I said yes, of course I did; and
then I happened to think j our wife
didn't wish anything said about it,
so I told Miranda she needn't mind
about repeating what I had said."
" Were pies and things the' words
"Hurrah! Pizen things! don't you
see, tlou t you see, Steinheardt?
That s thcjvay it all come"
--a see; us an nue a letter you
call V, it commences very leetel, it
gets very big at the other end. You
think now mine vife likes to poison
me, eh? you must go mit me to sup
No excuse that Charlie could make
would satisfy the Germanwho was
determined that one who' had taken
so much interest in his affairs should
see the end, which Had not yefar
rived. oo it was not long oetore our
young lawyer found himself walking
up the broad steps, traversing the
hall, and almost ere he knew it, in
the German's parlor, being intro
duced to Mrs. Steinheardt, and her
brother, Mr. Vaux, who, as the vil
lage merchant expressed it "is von
fine mon, if he is not mine vife's
Tea was waiting, and the pout had
all left the rosy lips of the fair
yourig wife, who by word or gesture,
did not express anj- wonder or vex
ation at the additioiiar'gnest.
"Here is some of your favorite
pie, clear Carl," said the lovely
young mistress of the house, hand
ing her husband a delicious piece of
frosted lemon pie.
The German tasted it, and pushed
it a little to one side, as he said:
" Very goot, mine dear ; but not
so excellent as when your own hands
do make them; j-ou tink so, mine
"Lost your wager, Blanche," cried
Vaux, clapping his hands.
" I tink the sippeas and the smo-
king-cap I shall have," he said;
"though I thought I should lose that
leetle what you-call him wager.
I bought yon the beautifullest black
pony, which will be here to-morrow;
and which," continued the German,
his face all aglow with love and pride
for his young wife, "you shall have
at any rate."
"Oh, you dear old Carl!" cried
Blanche, who was now behind his
chair, playfully seizing his broad,
kind face betwceniierJiands. i'Tell
me, how did you really know that I
didn't make the pie? you always de
clared you could tell my cooking,
but I always supposed it to be a whim
of yours. I took so much pains
in putting on the frosting, dear, I
didn't think you really could sus
pect anything but what I grated the
lemons, made the custard and crust,
and did it all myself; for, I'm sure
Lue 3Iyers is as good a cook as I."
Mr. Steinheardt's face grew grave,
and after finishing his pie, he pushed
back his plate, and told the whole
story to his wondering wife and her
handsome brother; when he conclu
ded Blanche's beautiful eyes were
full of tears, her arms were about his
" Dear Carl, and so you did not be
lieve it of me? God bless yon !"
And thus, in the gathering twi
light, while the three were too bust-
talking to notice the stranger in
their midst, Charlie Emerson stole
from the room, and made.his way
into the street. Subsequently he
and his pretty bride Jennie became
quite intimate with the Steinheardts,
but they never forgot the old proverb
which remained to them a warning,
"Behold how great a matter a little
[From the Toledo Blade.]
Mr. Nasby Goes New York to Call
and Engineer a Meeting of Laborina
Men in Opposition to the
HARP UV ERIN S'LOON,
6TH WARD, NOO YORK, July 6, 1870.
I run up to Noo York last week on
special uiznis. i saw m a news
paper that 75 Chinese lied located
thcirselves in North Adams, Massy-
choosits, and therein I saw a gleam
of light for the Dimocrisy. Here is
wat will wunst more fire the Dem
ocratic heart and rouse Democratic
indignation. The Dimocrisy must
alius hev an inferior race, and now
that we've lost the nigger, Provi
dence steps in at the nick uv time
and furnishes us the Chiuemau.
Immejitly on my arrival I sought
out the Dimocratic Central Commit
tee uv our ward, and called a mcetin
nv "all labrin Amerikans uv the Cth
Ward opposed to tho interducshen
uv forin pauper labor into Amcriky."
Teddy O'Ryan, wich runs the Sham
rock b loon next door to mine, and
Deums O bliaughnessy, and Pat
O'Flynn, and Terrcncc McCoole,
and Jemmy O'Brien, all uv em run
nin S'loons in the block the Harp
ov Erin is located in, entered into
the matter with spirit. We're rivals
in biznis, but, thank Heaven, in pol
itics we kin act together ez a unit.
Our interests are identiklc.
We tried to git some shoemakers
and brick masons and sicli to at
tend the mectinjmt they all insisted
they wuz too bizzy.
In the cvenin the mcetin wuz con
encd in tho back room of the Harp
uv Erin, Teddy O'Ryan in the Chair,
and Dennis O'Shaughnessy (bar
tender for Pat. O'Kccfe,) Secretary.
Committee on Resolutions was
The Chairrn" ri):Dfcfe that the
comLu'uv-tlte 'b.Trbarious-'Chinese to
the lster"'t'fe.hed?filledhlm with
profound alarm. Ez a laljrin ..man
he soUumjj-.prtgsiedagin. "bjingin
forin pr.up,er labor to thesjf -happy
shores to compete with AisV ".With
all his. sole he protested' agin ' this
eigners toAmerikyf 4He hoped the
meetiu wood., do its dooty in this
matter. I le woo'd introdooce to the
mcctin M.-. Jean5 Jacques Pierre La
Tourettc, a gentleman uv North
Adams, Massychoosets, where this
outrage agin Amerikin labor wuz
Mr. La Tourette riz and addrest
the mcetin iu Frcnch, ez he coodent
speak English, he heyin bin, in this
country only ten m6nths.T"We pro"
coored a Frenchman wich cood
speak English who translated him
for our benefit. Mr. La Tourette
rcmarkt that the principal thing la
brin men had to contend with wuz
iiSnortid pauper labor. The Chinese
wich bed bin adventcd in North
Adams wuz a inferior race wich cood
live on nothin and cood conse
quently work for nothin. They Led
none of the habits an tastes uv civ
ilizashen. Thej- did not drink lik
ker; in fact one uvem, Ching Choy,
did not know what likker wuz. (Ex
preshun uv disgust from the entire
assembly.) One hundred of his
people bed bin indoost ten months
ago to come to the Yoonited States
from Lower Canady by the promise
uv ekal rites. Them wich emigrated
with him from Lower Canady htdn't
anything in pertikeler to eat in that
country, and still less to wear; in
fact, the half uv cm was bein sup
portid by the parish authorities.
We come to the Yoonited States, the
manufakterefs payin our fare on the
railroads, expecting to find a land uv
wages and plenty. Wat hez bin the
result? Why, jest ez we .lied all
jiued the Crispins and established
who shood and who shood not labor
in North Adams, and likewise wat
wages shood be paid, and how they
shood be paid, but before we got
control, uv the books uv the concern,
we are confronted, with forrin pau
per labor bronght from a forrin
shore, and we arc out in the cold.
Mr. La Tourette remarked that when
he sed "we" he spoke uv his associ
ates' He didn't labor hisself he
wuz.a friend of humanity, whose
biznis it wuz to organize laborin
men agin the encroachment uv cap
ital Dennis O'Shaughnesscy, our Sek
retary, wanted to know wat wages
wuz paid them ignerent Chinese.
Mr. La Tourette ansered about 22
cents a day, wich answer, ez it wuz
considered essenshel to put on
record, I wrote lown, ez Mr.
O'Shaughnessy's early edukashen
had been neglected. "Good Lord!'
ejackilated Teddy Ryan, "that's only
two drinks and a fifth ! We want
no such labor ez that."
Father McGrath, after givin no
ticc that next Sunday a beautiful
image of St Boniface, wich had bin
presented his church, wood be dis
played for the adorashun uv the de
vout, demanded that the most strin
gent laws" shood be passed preventin
the immigrashen to this country uv
heathens and idolators". He bleeved
in religions tdlerashen, but the" ijee
uv a joss-house bein erectid in Noo
York filled him with alarm, and he
wood prevent it by all the power uv
Jemmy O'Fallon rcportid the fol
WZBEAS. Certin blOtirtarUtocrntsin Vnsct--
luuuiuinti uupui iiu igurrani ana uegraueu
Chinese to take the place ur the labrersln
h ee!S lie leaders ur ine mmocraey ur
Noo York is the especial champions nr lrbor;
therefore, by the leaders uv the Diraocracy uv
Xeiolced. That the Dimocracr hez allui held
that free labor is the safeguard ur Amerikin
iioeny. -cepiin roum ur Jlaron and Iuxon'i
line, where it hez all uz seemed tn n th., u.
bor shood be owned by the most dominent
Xenlcttl, That the importathen ur forrin
pauper labor into Mo.srchoosIti Is an inva.hen
ut the rito nv the Amerikin labrin class wich
shood he rcsistid to the death. (Cries nr
Good for yez. Jemmyi" "Bed dad we'll all
rote for that!" "Let Jemmy O'KaUon alone
forpnttinga thine natelrr' And nmler fi,
excitement uv me moment, uie assemblage all
Jlnedinslngin'Thc Wearing nr the Green,"
u iuuicilc, null nut out into Ine
Remlenl. That to the end that lahnr in hi.
country may be free and nnrcstrictld, wo
counsel our friends in North Adams tn fn,m
jiuyAiuauine imnese, anu all others who
conem to worK wiin em.
Eeaolted. That Amerikr hezhln thAwfW..
nr the opprcst ur all naheus, ami ez we are
determined that it shall allnz lie sich, we pro-
iti " vuiuiu in on anv terms
Letters eudorsin wat we shood do
for the coz uv labor wuz resccved
from John Morrissey, Hon. Benj
ood, Hon. Icrnandy Wood and
other distinguished friends
Patsy MeShaue commenced
speecn on ine neenoiisnis uv niipor
tin pauper labor, wich wood hev lied
good effeck, but Johny McQiiade.
wich don't like him, interruptid by
askiu him how long ago it wuz that
lie and his brothers and cousins wuz
taken out uv a work-house in Ireland
ind hed their fare paid to this coun
try Iv) a ralcroad company, and
whether when he landid he hed a
decent rag to his back or a cint in
his pockit. Mr. McShane retorted
by wantin to know if the McQuades.
ivory mother's sou uv em, hedn't
been in the same fix. The argu
ment wuz coneloodcd by the two
clinchm, and in a minit the entire
assemblage wuz indulgiu inczboot-
ifula lite cz I hev ever seen in Noo
tork. IScvertheless good wuz ac
complish ez we hev this labor
.. I . ,. t.
iiiuveuieiti niiriy on lis icet.
I shel.go back to Delaware imme
jitly, for there is movements uv im
portance there wiehs about to be
commenst I hev to draft an ad
dress to tho Democrasv ud that
PRETROLEUM V. NASBY,
(Wich wuz Postmaster.)
BELLS AND BELL RINGING.
The Sheffield (English) Times of
a late date has an interesting article
entitled "The Belfry." After sketch
ing tho history of bells and belfries,
from the earliest period, the writer
Let us next consider the duties of
the bells as they hang, a musical oc
tave, in their airy home. These dur
.ties areTrnclloJd to chime, to ring
inpcaL and to toll and they are
rthus defined in some quaint-old ver-
To call the folk to church in time.
When Joy and mirth are.on the wing.
When we lament a departed soul.
Uncommon as the practice is at
least in this part of the cduntry
only to chime the bells as the call to
church, (this being generally done
half an hour's good round-
;hangiag with changes, and closing
perhaps by tolling a single bell,)
there is, nevertheless, no doubt of
its being the proper way. Lest any
of our readers, however, should not
understand what chiming is, it con
sists of swinging the bell to' and fro
by the rope, so that it moves like
the pendulum of a clock, and comes
in contact with the clapper, which
remains nearly stationery inside,
owing -to its weight and the. loose
manner of suspending it. Nor let
any one despise this method as a
substitute for the wilder peal, which
seems to cheer the people on their
walk to church by its sonorous
changes. It is possible that those
who object may never have listened
to good chimes. If "so, let them
withhold their judgment; for we can
assure them that eight sweet-toned
bells, if well chimed, afford as beau
tiful music as ever charmed a Chris
tian's ear. The effect too, being
more solemnizing than inspiriting,
is only more becoming the occasion;
and this influence, though varying
according to circumstances of place,
time, health and state of mind, will
seldom fail to induce feelings in har
mony with devotional exercise-, and
to move the sensitive with tenderest
Ringing a peal has next to be no
ticed. This is done on all occasion
of congratulation or festivity, such
as marriages, births, victories, elec
tions, the arrival of distinguished
persons, cte. A peal in technical
language, is a performance on th
bells of more thau five thousand
changes; and it occupies the rin
ers a considerable period of time.
generally more than three hours.
But a touch or flourish on the bells,
which is the ordinary method of no
tifying any joyful occurrence.
round ringing varied hv ehanges at
the option of the ringers, oraccord
ing to the custom of the belfry. It
is usual, in the first instance, to set
uie uuiis mat is, to tnrow every
bell with its mouth upward, in a sta
tionary position on the frame. And
then, every ringer being ready in
his place, the treble bell is first drop
peel, and off they all go in quick
succession, closing the round with
the stroke of the heavy tenor. This
performance, often repeated, is call
etl round-ringing, to distinguish it
from change-ringing; and fonnerly
lt was the custom to close every
change, as well as every round with
the tenor bell. But this practice
discontinued, as any' bell may con
clude a change.
A common peal of rejoicing might
be arranged thus: First, round-ring
ing for 100 times; then firing anum
bcr of cannons, which means a sim
ultancous crash from all the bells
then the bells trip off lightly again.
t , o, ', o, lrom treble to
tenor. And again, and yet again,
they go quicker at each rotation
until the sounds flash past the ear
just as the strokes of a tnrnin
wheel dazzle the eye; and then, on
sudden, they all stop, as if the whole
peal were demolished. But no: the
bells are only set mouths up again
in their cagt? and first one of them
drops for a single stroke, and then
another, just to prove that they had
not lost their voices.
Let us try a wedding peal, which
our fair readers may practice for
amusement on the piano-forte, since
it is certain that they will not attend
to it when it gilds their own nuptial
morn. e will first ring 12 round
in regular order. 1, 2, :i, -I, ii, ('
then 12 changes on the bells in the
following rota: 1. 5, 2. 0, :(, 7. I, S
then 12 changes thus: 1. :i. f. 7
4. 0. S:
then 12 chords thus I ii
; ( i
and conclude the peal
rounds as at starting.
Ah ! was it not the merry peal just
ttescrined winch holds that poor
lad's attention, who leans against a
mile-stone at llalloway on a certain
cold November morn? His small
wallet is over his shoulder, contain
ing all he has in the world. He ha
run away from his employer. He is
going he knows not whither: any
where to which a chance or a kind
word may invite him. But who is
there to speak to the lonely runa
way? Hark! a voicoof Providence
through the air seems to greet him.
The wind is gently blowing from the
south-east, and it wafts the sound of
eight bells in full peal into his ears;
and, as he listens, his fancy extracts
from them a clearer promise than
Delphic oracle ever spoke
a s 4
3 4 3 6 7
gain a galu Yt hit tlag
Lord Marr of Lon don
And again in tho chords ;tho notes
which arc struck slightly apart,
they soon mingle in their vibra
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A dumb peal, to commemorate
dumb peal, to
death, ought always to be conducted
in round ringing order; and it is
thus, managed: One side of the
bulb of the clapper is covered with
thick cloth or felt, and over this a
firm piece of leather is tightly strap
ped. When "all the bells are thus
prepared, one round is struck with
the uncovered side of the clapper,
and' the usual tone, somewhat dead
ened, perhaps, is produced. At the
nCxt-rotation, the padded sidepf the
clapper strikes the belL and a dull
vibration, scarcely perceptible, fol
lows. These alternations produce a
very saddening effect.
But the ordinary way of noticing
a death or a funeral is by tolling.
This is done by a succession of sin
gle strokes on one belL It needs no
further explanation. Few who read
this will not be able to recall at least
one occasion in their past lives
when each toll of the bell went like
a shock to their own hearts, and
they knew that nearer, every stroke,
was the moment coming when the
grave would evermore hold the be
loved dead. ' "
There are, generally, rules and
regulations for good order in the
bell-chamber; and it is very desira
ble to make these conducive to the
decorous behavior of the ringers in,
the discharge of t'ie:r important du
ties about a church.- In All Saint's
Church, at Hastings, a maudlin ex
ertion in this direction seems to
have been made by the subjoined in
scription, which, is painted on the
This is a belfry that is free
For all those that ciril be;
And if you please to chime or ring.
It is avcry pleasant thing.
There is no music played or sung
Like unto bells when therre welt rang:
Then ring your bells well if you can.
Silence is best for every man.
But if you ring in spur or hat.
Sixpence you par be sure of that:
And if your bell you overthrow.
Pray a before
For a reformation of manners in
the belfry we know of no efforts so
earnest and practical as that made
by the Rev. H. T. Ellacombc, in a
small pamphlet called Practical He
marls on Belfries and Ringers,
which is appropriately published by
Mr. Bell. So much for the belfrv.
A Negro's Argument.
An old negro named Pete was
veiy much troubled about his sins.
Perceiving him one day with a very
downcast look, his master asked him
"O, massaVTm such a great sin
ner!" "But, Pete," said his master,"you
arc foolish to take it so much to heart
You never sec me troubled about my
"I know the reason, massa," said
Pete. "When you go out duck
shooting, and kill one dnck and
wound another, don't you run after
the wounded duck?'
""Yes, Pete:" and the master won
dered what was coming next.
-Well, massa, dat is de way wid
you and me. De debil has got you
sure; but,- as he am not sure ob me,
he chases dis chile all de time."
Fatal Consequences of Folly.
An occurrence, which happened
at a young ladies' seminary in New
York, is mentioned in the Times of
that city, which presents another
proof of the folly of indulging in
the thoughtless practice of attempt
ing to frighten others. Two of the
young ladies of the institution were
engaged in their own room, convers
ing upon the science of anatomy.
in the course of which one of them
proceeded to relate some experience
she had formerly acquired in a dis
secting room. Just as the conver
sation reached this point, the door
of the room opened, and another of
the inmates of the seminary entered
with slow and solemn tread, having
a white sheet wrapped about her
form and her face powdered to per
and brows iiresentiuc a contrast
which gave a startling lividness to
her ghost like countenance. The
lady who was relating her experi
ence, as already stated,is said to be
mentallysuperior to any of her class
mates.and noted for her strength of
mind and freedom from nervousness
and absurd sensibility. So sudden,
however, was the approach of the
figure, jiwt at a moment when her
mind was least prepared for any as
sociated with the thoughts of the
dead, that njwn beholding the ap
parition she feu senseless to the
floor, and awoke to the scenesaround
her only to show her anxious attend
ants that reason had lied and left sad
tokens of tho mental wreck. At
last accounts no change was discov
erable in the" distressing symptoms
of the unfortunate girl, and there is
little encouragement to hope that
reason will ever resume its seat.
This occurrence, of course, has pro
duced much distress, both in the
.seminary and in families of the re
Young lady physicians are multi
plying rapidly throughout the coun
try, and consequently the young
men arc decidedly more sickly than
they used to be.
The slave of the ring A new-
Green -Gages Young lovers
How can you pull a house down
you raze it?
You can't marry a-miss if yoir
marry a widow.