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pjSjERItr . ' POMEROY, TUESDAY :.IARCH, 1859.";;: '--ly -;V 1VH0LE NUMBER 861 ;:
PUBLISHED WEEKLV, BY
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(V r j;ia,icoitVth option cf lhe-put.lll.ii.
r' VTH LAW OF SEWdpAPBRa."
1. abienban who do not (?iv txpnn noic 10
tb eoutrarT, an oomldorea a wuumi "
k. I - ...k..ll..llAna
I .. If trtbioriUuM order UiodUcnntinuanco of Iholr
paport, th iullthor can conlinuo 10 nnu mom uu-
tll all arroarfJ aro paid. .
- 3. lfubcrlbrno(tBctcrTorutotakotholrpa-
p.r. rrom tba olflco to whl.h thv are dlrucUd, thay
ara hald roapoi"lla till they aetllo tholr kill, and or-
Uar tba paper uuconiinueu.
4. If any aubicrlber roinorea to another plnco
: withoatlnr.rmli.)ttho pukliber, and their paper U
aonlto the formordlroctlon, the aubscrlber 1 held re-
PS.""Tb'court hara docldod that refiislnir to take a
nawipHper fniiu the ofllP", or rmiiovhig and l""""'!;
it uncalled for, lapriiuii facie e Idenco of Intentional
f"Ud" RATEH OP ADVERTISING:
BinlneCar.t,0 linen arte, one yonr, : t 3 OU
Oneauare, thlrtsen llnoa or les, throo wceka, 1 ue
ach lubse'inuut liuortlon, : ! !
Una iunro threa mouth, : : y"
y.ur tiiiuire aix nionint, s . - r;
. Oaf fuaro one yuar, : ' ? "
Oi-1ourth column od year, 8 5 t . 13 ui) I
One-half column one yeur, : : ! 8 su oi i
i i,,u...i..iirtii of column ono vear. : : ss uo
Ono column one year, : : : 8 : : 30 uu
Cauinl or trautieut advertuoineina uiui uo puiu
for In advance. , .
AUYrtUrinent not havln(f the nnmbar of Inaor
t'on marked ou copy, will bo contluuod until lor-
kid, nnd charced accordlnsly.
The calm blno iky of June o'erbead,
Knrth'a emerald carpet 'neaih my feet,
While elm umbrntfou, round me apread,
t And zephyra waft tboti oilom iweet;
finre Joyous life o'or ull bulh wny .
Why bbould my heart be aud to-dayt.
The maple'a crlmnon Rlory wane,
, Hoj- coronal of beauty full, . ,
Ah mel my hoart a a. rlt-f retain.
That ladlna:s;low airaln recall;
Rniins;, with hor (rift of life and bloom,
Huth nerer tarried by the tombl
.. " - - 4 .--n . .'. 1. 1 U--: ' '
One -thomo for tnar and earneBt praye
t n piure oi nuaiiii'a intuiiiur roaa, . '
' Jlriirdt the flush the inupia wear V. :
. r, ' W hoivIny hor farewell kt bestows,
r Glowed wilu prophmio wo a cheek
Whore still sat, nulling, patleuca meek.
That baleful glow and patient smile,
il hrouKh the brief summer llnpurod here,
1, hopeful, watching both the while,
htrTvinir to quell euch rlallifc fear;
Till allium cumo, a gloomy ruest.
And brighter robe the uiuple dressed.
Then to a marble palenoss changed
That fair cheek, dimpled yet with smiles,
And wind that hill and vulley ruiiffeil,
Swept through the forent' vacant utsles,
Strewing with fuded leuve earth breuat
Where the lonj; sutTering luy at rusU
I know, I know n fairer clime
Thu dear departed hath than oura,
"Where never fudu the uton'8 prime,
And never blight assails the flower;
Yul doth thu niHpIo' crimson low
Keturn thut luuimor limo of woo.
Tlio eye thut first behold with mo
Juno's uzure dome, earth's blooming face,
AJino meet not uud,one voice of gluo
'.Miu auiiiiiiirsong I may uot tr.iee;
And, there-lore, while ull cUo are guy,
Is my lono keurt so and to-duy.
T. A. PLANTS, Attorney and Councelor
at Law. tJi.nmroy, O. Ofllco In tho Court House.
S1MPSQN & LASLEY. Attorneys &
Couiiaeloraut law and generul collecting agent,
Foinoroy, O.- offlce in the fonrt-House. 5-ly.
JOUN K. HAMNA. JAl On. KA-illtKT.
II ANN A -is EARIIART, Attorneys r.1
Lnvt, Poiuoroy, O. AH business entrusted to their
care will recoivo prompt nltiMilion. 1-1
HlOMAS CA11LETON, Altai ney and
" Counselor nt Luw. OllK-o. 1-iMi htrect. cunt side,
two door above T. .1. Smith' Shop Vtorff. oppuMl.'.
tlio Kcminirtoii Hoiiso. All liiwlni-as onlrisxli'i to
hit can- will re'civi- prompt iilli'iition. LHlr
tJNITiiD bTATKS HOTEL. M. A-
Hciwon. Hropriotor; (fo-meriy occupied by M. A
Webter) nn iHiuar-i b(.'lw ihe Hiilliiig-iHill.Hoino-rov,
O. Bv ondnavor to iicioiiiniodi le both man
and beo.it tii tho hem manner, Mr. Iluds.ni hopes to
reoeiva a constantly Increasing pairomigo 2-5-ly.
" " PHYSICIAN'S.
From tho Petersburg Express.
TilE BItOItCIV IlCAItTliO;
CRIJIE ITS OWN AVENGER!
A. S. PATRICK, Physician and fcui ;eon
a. Matwii City. V. AUoaUa t-o thuountry proinptly
BttenAd to. '
VK GiODS GKOCUKIES CLOTHING.
ISAAC FALEil, Clothier. Grocer and
Dry Good Denier, iirst Sloro v KnniiKlly ife
funnino-' . nrtxr Urn Koillii''-.MHI. Pomoroy, O.
Couuuy Merchnnls iiro respectfully r'UOU-il to
call nod c-jcnmina my stock of Uroccric, us 1 am
contl.lioit that 1 eiinnot bo iimlorsold. --
O. BRANCH di CO., Dealers in Dry
Good-, Grocerius. Hurdw;:r. Qiioonswiiro, Scc
Eiiat si.le of O inn street, threo doora above thu
corner or Ki'inl. I "I
STO VKS T .' NAV . UK.
"What though the uplcy breoio,
Blow soil o'er Ccxlon'a inle;
l hoogh every pro&pCct nleuses,
And only n'uiu 1 vile!''
Curiously enough, I was just repealing
this Btanza, when my new acquainUinee
called fur me. I had met with him while
ou a business visit to Ceylon, as a euun
tryman of mine, and was pleated with the
opportunity that afforded me a more inti
mate personal knowledge.
1 thought myself fortunate in falling in
with B'J agreeable a gentleman, and con
sidered his face and man nets peculiarly
icCiied. Ou our second meeting I noticed
a singular restlessness of the handsome
dark eyes, and iriitable bitterness of the
lips, and a disposition to be constantly on
journing in an enchanted spot, and that
aotne J'orror was suddenly to' break upon
me. - .
At my side, nearly coveiing a beautiful
table of letter-wood, were several costly
gift-books. I look them up carefully, for
1 have a reverence for books --and turning
to the fly-leaf of a splendidly bound copy
of Shakspeare, read: - ' '-
"""""TVMary Francis F ' , from lier de
voted husband Henry E. F ."'
A thrill of surprise and anguish ran
from vein to vein. My thoughts seemed
paralyzed. The truth bad burst upon me
with. .such, suddenness '. that the Uuod
rushed- with a eliockjo my hearlv --. .
I knew Henry E. F , had known
him intimately for years. He was a friend
to whom all my sympathies had been drawn
for he had seen such sorrow as makes the
heart grow old before its time.
His wife, whom he loved, had deserted
him. She had taken with her his only
child. She had desolated a household;
and forgetting honor, ehame, everything
that pet' tans to v.rtuo and to Uod, hnu tied
from the country with tho man whose arts
had won her wanton love.
How could I remain under this roof
that now seemed accursed? How meet
the destroyer of virtue the fiend who
had revelled in such a conquest?
1 could only think of the evil they had
done not what they might suffer through
the tortures of remorse. It was fonie time
before the seducer came into the room
where I still sat with the child, deter
mined to meet him once more before I left
Oh! how guilty! how heart-stricken his
appearance! Kemorse sat on his forehead
looked out trom his eyes spoke when
he was silent.
"Will you come to dinner?" he asked.
I hesitated. Should I ) artake of his
ospitality; the hospitality of one of those
fiends in human shape, whose steps take
hold on hell? I knew hi3 guilt why de
lay to declare it? Why not at once, in
burning words, upbraid him lor his vil
lainy, and flee as from a pestilence thissin
cursed house. The man noticed my hesi
tation. He could not, of course, interpret
its cause. As he repeated his request,
the look of disires'j upon his lace, excited
a feeling of p'ny, which, for the moment,
slightly disarmed my resentment, and
under the influence of this feeling, al-
' ' 'ft '' ,
ne move, snown in me nipping , i.gut RK)St uncoIlsciousy ! p;issed h.to tl.edi
LfCllJJ UVSVS V 44 1 4 V. y V 4 a 11V IMVUVtl V WV VI
W.J. 1' It ALL, tlanufacitiier of Tinwaie
ami liciiMrin every varieiv oi tmiw, cic. ,
MILLS MA CHIN l-.s.
J. VV. J ON ICS. Proprietor Middleport Sash
Fuctorv and l'l:i ling Mill, will nil all ordora In hl
line of biiiiiu-ss piinctiiully. and nt low rates, by
ii. I J rousing or applying to him at Mlddl-iport 1-7
Sl'EAM SAWTflLL. Front str.-ei, Poni-
erov. near Knrr's Hun. N'lul II. N'ye, Projirit'tor.
Lumber suwed to order on short notice. I'List-'ring
1-ith con tinitlv on luiml, f"r mil,-. 1 I
KEVGEltv lLLh: Steam (hist Mill N.
Stewart, Proprietor hna been recently rebuilt. nml
la now prepare ! to do i:nod work promptly. l-l
JOHN S. DAVIS, has his IManing Ma-
elilne,on Sugar Kun, Poineroy, In pood order, and
constant "peration. PIouoiik, wullior-barding.
Src., kont Mnstnntly nn iuuk
, to All orJers. I - Hi
Jli I'.Lt: Y.
PETER LAMRRECHT, Watchmaker te
)fal3rln Watches, Clocks. Jewelry and Fiiticy
Articles, Court street, below tho new Banking
House, Pomeroy. . Watchos, Clock and Jowulrj
cnrnfully rwimlfed on iiort nntleo. M
W. A. AICHlill, Watchmaker and Jew-
.! wl.nt.onln mid rottiil doatur in Wutilies.
Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Goods. Front-t.,nlovo
tho Remington House, I'omeroy. Particular atten
tion paid to repairing;!!! articles 'n my line. 1-1
ii i ng-room.
"I am sony little Nelly's mamma."
( I was glad he did not use the sacred name
of wife) is not 'aWt to "fit uowu jili
us," lie said. 'Il is many months since
we have had her presence at our meals.
She is suffering from the effects ol slow
fever induced by the climate, he added,
gravely, as he motioned me a seat before
The table glittered wit.li silver-plate.
Obedient servants brought ou the most
costly servers, delicasies such as I never
had seen before.
Bui the skeleton sat at the feast!
1 could not lalk, save m monosylables.
My host ale hnstily almost carelessly
waiting upon me with many abrupt starts
Wine tame. lie drank fieely. Soon
he sent the little girl and servants from the
room, and seemed striving '.o nerve him
self to conversation.
"You are from city, I believe,"
he 6aid nervously.
1 answered an affirmative.
"Did vou ever know a gentleman there
by the name of H. E. F ?"
"I know him, sir," 1 said sternly look-
j ing the man sttadily in the face, "and 1
These tilings, however, did not strike
me as singular at the time, but coupled
with what I afterwards learned, were cer
tain evidence, that tho man felt already
the gnawing of the worm that never dies.
On afternoon we left the little seaport
town where I was sojourning, and rode a
short distance into tho enteriorof the gor
geous Island. Most glorious were the
surroundings on every hand. With a
prodigalit' quite undreamed of by the in
habiiauis of a colder clime, nature has
showered most exquisite floral gifts every
where. Trees loaded fith sweet smelling
flowers, their intense colors vieing with
the foliage of richer green, from out of
which they smiled; tall cacius-planis, whh
ctiinson, gobblei-shaped blossoms; lilies,
gorgeous in the queenly unfolding of form
and coloi eveiyihing rich, lavish, won
derful met our eyet, tousled to fullness
(villi this tropical luxuriance.
"That is m)' house," said my new friend,
pointing to a low roofed collage, surroun
ded by a wide verandah, from whose cling
ing vines sweet odors wre llun upon the
so. I atmosphere but from the moment the
words were uttered his sociability de-
w- i i it I know him also as a ruined, heart-broken
ithin the cottage enclosure were walks ,, '
bowers and fountains. Chaste statuary
HOOTS AND SUCKS.
T. WHITESIDE, Manufacturer of Boots
and Fhous, Front flreet. three doors above Utone
bridge. The bestof work, for Ladlosand Gentle
men, made to rder. 1-1
LEATHER UEA L&ItS.
McQUlGGtfe SMITH, Leather DTiTlTV
and Kindors, CourUtroet. 3 doom bolow tho Bank
and opposlto Branch's Storo. Honieroy, O
POMKROY Rolling-Mill Co. have con
stantly on nand, and oiako to order, a auporlor
quality of Iron f all sises. Orders promptly exe
cuted, bv application tothe Agent nt llio Aliil, orto
r L. P. POTTEH. Cincinnati.
SU OAR-RUN Salt Company. Salt twen-
ty-Qva cents per bushol. Office near the Furnucu.
1-j ' C. OKA NT, Agent.
POMEROY Salt Company.
flvo cent iter huhl.
DAI5NEY Salt Company, Coalport. Salt
twonty-flve cents per bushel for country trade.
1-1 G. W. COOPEH. Secretary.
BLA cittTMITH INO.
F. E. HUMPHREY, Blackilh. in hi
new building, back of the Bank building, Poineroy.
Job Work of all kinds. Horse-shooing, dc., executed
with neatness and dispatch. 1-1
PA IX I EHK GL.'ZI EKS.
F. LYMAN, Painter and Glazier, back
room of P. Lanibrocht's Jewelry Store, west aide
Court street, Pomeroy, O. 1-1
JOHN EISELSTIN. Saddle, Harness and
Trunk Manufacturer, Frant Street, three onrs be
low Court, Pomeroy, v.tll exocute all work en
trusted to hiscare with neutnvwniul dispatch. Knd
dle gotten np In the neatest style.
JXMEITWRIGHT. Saddle and Harness
Maker. Shop over Black and Itatliburn' store,
Rotlaad. Q. 1-1
WAGON MA KINO.
CARRIAGE Sc WAGtN MAKING by
M. BKlT'im, Krout Street, first corner below the
Kolllng-Mill. Pomeroy, O. All articles in bl line
of business manufactured at reasonable rate, and
they are espeoutlly recommeudud for durability.
PETER CROSBIE, Wagon Maker. Mul-
Worry street, wait side, three daors Back street,
Pomeroy, Ohio. Manufacturer of Wagona, Bug
glea. Carriages, Ve. All order flllod on short
otlcfl. ; 1-1
, C. WIIALEY. Surgeon Dentist,
Hammer's Building 2nd Story, Rutland street,
MlddlKTMirt, O. All operations pertaining tothe
srseln proinptly parlor mod. Wudkws waited
upon st fhaur raiaaoee. If deal red.
was dispersed over the grounds with most
charming eflect. The house seemed al
most a fairy structure, rising in the midst
of flowers and foliage. And the man who
sat beside me, whose smiles mounted no
higher than his lips the dreamy lar-look-iog
discontent in I: is eye growing every
moment more perceptible was the owner
of this Eden-like home.
We were met on the threshhold by a
lovely child of some eleven summers.
Her hair hu"g in curls. Her eyes par
ticularly lustrous yet mournful in beauty,
and on the young brow I seemed to see a
something a shadow of sadness an un-child-Iike
quiet, as she greeted my new
Dressed in pure white, she glided in
before us, and to her was left the duly of
entertaining me; while Mr. C, excusing
himself in the remark, that sickness neces
sarily called him away, left the room.
"Is your mother very unwell?" I asked
of the little girl, who, with those shallow
tilled eyes cf hers, was regarding me
gently, but attentively.
"Yes, 6ir; mamma has been 6iok a long
lime," replied she, dropping her eyes,
while her lips trembled.
"Did j'pu come from America?" she
asked, timidly, alter a long sileuce.
"Yes, my dear. Do you know anything
of that country?" I returned, growing
more aud more pleased with her express
"Only that mamma came from there,
and I think," she added, hesitatingly, "that
I did. But Mr. C. will never let me talk
"Are you then not the little daughter
of Mr. C?" 1 asked, somewhat aston
ished. "I am my mother's daughter," answered
the child, with a grave dignity in one so
young and in a minute after she arose
and quietly left the room.
I sat watching her white robes flitting
through the long shady walk opposite my
window, and knew that the child brooded
over some daik sorrow, for her eyes were
filled with tears.
Why was it, I questioned myself that
faiuful thought took possession of me as
at there? It seemed as if I was so-
With an ejaculation of anguish he put
his handkerchief to his eyes. It would
have seemed hypocritical, but the suffering
on his face was unmistakable.
"Perhaps you have suspected then"
he began in a quivering voice.
Not calmly, but with the words of an
accuser 1 told him what I had 6een, and
thought and felt.
"Sir," said he, in tones which I shall
never forget, "If I have sinned, God in
.n Heaven knows I have suffered; if in
V.'s bereavement he has cursed me, that
curse is fearfully fulfilled! Poor Mary is
dying has been dying for months and I
have known it. It has been for me to see
ihe laiiing step the dimingeyes; it is for
me, now, to see th terrible stru gles of
her nearly worn out frame; it is for me to
listen to her language of remorse, that
sometimes almost drives me mad. Yes,
mad mad mad," he said in frenzy,
rising and crossing the floor with long,
hasty strides. When buiying his face in
his hands, he exclauned, "Too late too
Jate 1 have repented." There was along
pause, and he continued more calmly, "No
human means can now restore my poor
companion. Her moral sensibilities be
come more and more acute as she fails in
strength, so Hint she reproaches herself
A weary, mournful sigh broke from his
lips as if hi heart would break.
"Ol il he knew," lie exclaimed, "If he
know how bluer a penally she is paying for
the outrage she has committed upon him,
he would piiy her and if it could be,
'Will you 6ee her sir?"
I shrank from the very thought.
'She asked for you, sir; do not deny
her request. Heariug t'.iat you came from
America she entreated me to bring you to
her. 1 promised that I would."
"I will go, then."
Up the cool, wide, matted stairs, be led
me into a chamber, oriental in its beautiful
I'm Dishing, its chaste magnificence.
There, half reclining in a wide easy
chair, a costly shawl of lace thrown over
her attenuated Bhoulders; the rich dress
ing gown, clinging, aud hallowed to the
:av4ges sickness ha 1 made bat one whose
great beauty, and once g nfts, - had
made the light and lovehn saored
hornet -; ' 1
Hut now! 0 pity! pity!
The eyes only retain ' 'jr; they
were wofully sunken. ing jlre,
kindled at the vitals, fc- pow her
sharpened cheeks, bump '. ' - fiercely,
more hotly as sne lookea ! my lace.
I could think no more of I .could
rtnlv aiiv in mvanlf: . ''. I1 J . '
w..v --j j '
"Oh! bow sorry Ism f
' She knew prpbably 1
manner, that I wa aw
stances. . " ,. l-e-'t'c
.Her first question xu or'i
. ''Are you'goinj tract tceiia6rnjj, eirr
The hollow voice startled trie. I seemed
to see an open sepulchre. ,
I told her that it was not tny intention to
return at present. ' I
"Oh! then who will take raj child back
to her father?" she cried, tlioiKars falling.
"I am dying and she raustgofeack to him I
It is the only reparation I carl make and
little enough, oh, little enough, for the
bitter wrong I have done them."
1 hoped, sir, you might see him, she
added a moment after checking her sobs;
I honed that vou might tell jun that his
image is be tore rue, trom morning ml night,
as I knew he must have lookeo when the
first shock came. Oh, sir, tell .him my
story warn, Oh, warn everybody. Tell
him I have suffered through the long,
long hours, these many weary years; ah,
God only knows how deeply."
Mary, you must control yourteelings,
said my host gently.
"Let me talk while I may," was the
answer: "Let me say that since the day
I left my home, I have not seen a single
hour of happiness. I' was always to come
alwnys just ahead and here is what
has coine the grave is opening and I
must go to judgement.' . 0, how bitterly
have 1 paid for my sin. Forgive me, O
ray God, forgive."
It was a solemn hour, that I spent with
that dying penitent. Prayer she listened
to, she did not seem to join, or if she did,
she gave no outward sign. Remorse tad
worn away all beauty, even mure IhanMl
ness. She looked to the future, with a
despairing kind of hope, and, but feeble
faith. - ,
. Header, tho misguided ttnraan of Cey
lon lies beneath thu stately branches ol the
palm tree. Her sweet child never mel her
lather in her native laud. She sleeps un
der the troubled writers of the gVeat wide
sea. Where the betrayer wanders I can-1
not tellrfcw, wherever :1sflr' W no!
peace for litiii. Ilw often ringVtiiat hol
low voine in my ear "Tell hiov'jny story!
Warn, O, Warn every body." J
A Iluii) liouie.
The Cist year of married life is tho most
impoituut eta in the history of husband
and wife. Generally as it is spent so is
almost subequeut existence. The wife
and husband then assimilate their views
and llieir desires, or else conjure up their
dislikes, and so add fuel to their prejudi
ces and animosities for ever forward.
"I have somewhere read," says Rev.
Dr. Wise in his "Bridffl Greetings," of a
bridegroom who gloried in his eccenlrici-lie-."
He requested his bride to accom
pany him into thegaiden a few days after
the wedding. He then threw aline across
the roof of their cottage. Giving his' wile
the end of il, he retreated to the other side
"Pull the line!"
"I can't," she replied.
"Pull with all your might'sliouted the
But in vain were all the efforts of the
bride to pull over the Jino, so long as the
husDand held on the opposite end. But
when he came round, and both pulled at
one end, it came over with great ease.
"There," said he. as tho line fell from
the roof, "you see. how hard and in'iflec
tual was our labor when we pulled in op
position to each other, but bow easy and
pleasant it is when we both pull together
It will be so, my dear, ti.rouoh lite
wo act together, it will be pleasant to live.
Let us, therefore, alasys pu'l together."
In this illustration, homely as it may be,
there is sound philosophy. Husband and
wife must mutually bear and concede, if
ihey wi.sh to make home a retreat of joy
and bliss. One alone cam ot make home
bnppy. There must be uniou .of action.
sweetness cf spirit, and great forbearance
and love in both husband and wife, to se
cure the great eud of happiness in the do
mestic ciicle ' ;
A Tci-rlflc Cat Fistit.
The following poem, from the San Fran
Cisco "Golden Era," iff not only . Homeric
in style, but complete in itself, for it ends
wiin me total annihilation of the 'com
.; Qnce a pine wood Blied, In An alley dark
wnei scattered moonbeams, silting
turougn a row t, totterirrg'Cjjimneys and
an awning torn - and, drooping, fell etrod
osck ana iunti, with sua and tense drawn
muscle and peculiar tread, a cat.
His name .was' Norval: on Yonder neio-Vt
boring shed his father- caught ihe cats
that came In squads, .'from streets- beyond
T" -f'-i a
ivupont in sear-jn oi looa ana strange-ad
Grim war he courted; and his twisted
tail, and spine uphe ivin in fantastic curve
aud claws distended, and ears flatly pressed
egainst a head thrown back defiantly
told of impending strife.
With eyes a gleam, and screachinar blasts
of war, and steps ns "silent as the falling
dew, young JNorval crept along the splin
tered edge, and gazed a moment through
the darkness down with a tail awag triumphantly.
Then with an imprecation and a growl
perhaps an oath to direst vengence hissed
lie started back, and, crooked in body
like a letter fc, or rather like a U inverted,
stood in fierc expectancy.
' I'was well. With eye-balls glaring and
t ars all aslant, and open mouih in. which
fvo rows of fangs stood forth iif Smaf p and
dread conformity, show up-a-postfrom oat
the dark below a head appeared.
A dreadful tocsin of determined strife
young Norval uttered, then, v.-ith face wn
bleached, and moustache standing airtight
before his nose, and tail flung wildly t
the passing breeze, stepped back iu cau
tious luvitations to the toe.
Approaching the other, and, with pre
paraiions dire, each cat surveyed the van
lage of the field. Around Ihey walked,
.with tails uplifted aud backs high in air,
while from their mouths, in accents hiss
ing with consuming rae, dropped brief
but awful sentences or hate.
Thrice round ihe roof they went in cii
cle each with eye upon the foe intently
bent; then sidewish moving, its wont wuh
cats gave one long-diawu, terrific, savage
yaw, and bucked in.
The fur flew. A mist of hair hung o'er
the battle field, lliirh 'bove the d u of
pussing wagons rose ihe dnadful tumulu
oi ihe snuggling cats, bo gleamed then
eves in frenzy, that to me, who saw th
conflict from a window near, uot else was
pi hi u but fiery stars that moved in oiVits
most eccentric. .
An hour they 8lrtir;led in tempestous
might, then faint aud fainter grew the
squall ot war, until all sound was hushed.
Then went 1 forth with lanthoru, and the
field surveyed. What saw I?
Six claws mie ear of teeth, perhaps a
.handful; and save (or nought else except a
actuary tail. Thai tail wn Norval s by
a rin-r I knew it. The ear was but
we'll lot the matter pass. That tale will
do without the ear.
None Stand Alone. It is in the prov
idence of Gotl that none stand alone. We
touch each, other; man acts on man, heart
on heart; we are bound up with each other,
hand is joined in hand; wheel sets wheel
in motiun;we arespii ituul'.y I inked together,
arm within arm; we cannoilive alone, nor
die alone; we cannot tinjK I will only run
rUks with my own soul; I nm piepared to
disobey the Lord such a pleasure or such
a gain, but I do not want to implicate
others; I only want to bo answeiaole for
myself. This cannot be. Each living
Soul has its influence on others in some
way and to some extent, consciously or
unconsciously; each has some power,
more or less, direct or indirect; one mit.d
colors another; a child acts on children,
servants ou their fellow servants; masters
on those they employ; parents on their
children; friends on friends. Even when
we do not design to influence others
when we are noi thinking, in the least de
gree, of the effect of what we do when
we are unconscious that wn have influence
at all when we do not wish our conduct
or way of life to affect any bat ourselves,
our manner of life, our conversation, our
deeds, are all the while having weight
somewhere or somehow; our feet leave
their impression, though we may net look
behind us to see the mark.
Scene in a Police Couiit. The priso
ner n this case, .whose name is Dicky
Swivel, alas. 'Siove Pipe Pete,' was placed
at the bar, and questioned by the Judge
to the following eflect:
Judge 'Bring the prisoner into court.'
Pete 'Here 1 am bound to blaze, as
the spirits o' turpentine said when it was
We'll lake then a little of the fire out
of you. How do you live?'
1 ain't particular, as the oyster said,
when they asked him if he'd rather be
roasted or fried.'1
We don't want to hear what the oyster
6aid or the spirits of turpentine either.
What do you follow.'
Anything that comes in my way, as
the locomotive said when it run over a lit
We don't care anything about the loco
motive. What is your business.'
'That's various, as the cat said when
il-'she stole the chicken off the table.'
ii i near any more aosuru compari--ions
1 will give you twelve mouths.'
I'm done as the beefsteak said to the
'Now, sir your punishment shall depend
on the shortness and correctness of your
answers. I suppose you live by going
around the docks.'
No, sir, 1 don't go around the docks
without a boat, and I ain't got none.'
'Answer me, sit; how do you get your
Sometimes at the bakers, and some
limes i eat 'talers.'
No more of your stupid nonsense.
How do you support yourself?'
Sometimes ou my legs, and sometimes
on a cheer.'
How do you keep yourself alive?'
By breathing, sir.'
I order you to answer this question cor
rectly. How do you do.'
Pielty well, 1 thank you, Judge How
1 shall have to commit you.'
Well, you've corumited yourself that's
Love and Love Makino. The power
of loving and making love, I take to be
very dis.inct giits, seldom found united in
one individual. They resemble, respect
ively, the power of thinking and the power
of tnlkin r. and one would be much sur
prised to find ihnt the number cf people
who can make love without feeling it, is
proportionate to thst of the people who can
and will talk without thinking. But do
not let us be eavnge, do not let us be
dissatisfied with these arrangements of
nature. Bless us all, what sort of a world
would it be, if nobody sighed and 'whis
pered unless be had a passion at his heart,
and if nobody questioned and answered
unless be bad a brain in ble bead. 6AV
Siit" aLOveiiswoauna iho Dog. '
' Wben.I;w6re a boy, and nay legs not
longer than John Wautwoi tlTe dad fotohod
home a durned, iwurthless, niangry, flea-
uiiieii, grey oia loxhoun, good for uutliin
out tu waller up what orter lined the
bowels ove us brats. . Well, I natural tuck
a distaste to him, an bed a sorter hankerin
arter hurtm his feelius and discunifertin
ove him every time dad's back wer turned.
Ihts sorter kept a big skeer allera afore
' - l f,' . . ..
iii eyes, anu onui yen read to pure ou
the fust moshun he seed me make Bo he
larnt to swaller things as he run, andallers
kept bis laiaii well onder himaelf. fur hn
nererknowd how soon .he jnut;Wdnt j,!
use em in lotln ins nuurnal c:icus bnyuue
the reach ove a firm rock. He knowJ the
whiz ove a rock in moshin well, and he
never stopped ta see who fluoir hit. but
: : -. 1.4 i i . i ,
just ieb iiia-neziu uy open iu giu a Howl
room tu cum, and sot his lings a gwine
the way his nose happened tu be a piniin.
He'd shy roun every rock he seed in the
road, lor he looked on hit as a calamity tu
cum after him sum day. I ted yon,
Gooryy, that runin nm the greatest inveu
6hun on yearth when used keerfuliy.
Whar'd 1 a been by this time ef I hadn't
relyed ontu these yere laigs? D'ye see
era; JJon t thev mind vou ore a dhi- ove
carapusses made to divide a mile inlet
quarters? They'll do.
Well one diy, I tuck a pig's bladuer
ni ontu the siie ove a duck's aigand tilled
hit with powder and corked liitup with a
piece ove suunk, rolled hit up in a thiu
ekulp of meat and sot intu gitiin away fur
doin hit. I hearn a noise like bustin huhi-
ttiin, and bis tail lit atop ove my hat. His
head were way down the hill and heJiuen
a deth boll enter a. roof. His fore laigs
were fifty feet up the road a makin ruiini
moshuns, and his hine one a straddil over
the fence. Es tu the do, hisself, as a
dog, I never seed him again. Well, dad,
durn his oosanctitied soul, flung five or
six hundred onder my shut wuh the dried
skin ofeu n bull's tail and gin me the re
mainder next day with a witggin whip
what he borrowed fruin a feller while he
were ja waterin his bosses, the wagoner I
Z t sorry fur me, and hollered tu me
iu turn my beg. 'in and suuailin inter fust-
ralH runin, which 1 imejutly did, and the
a-it lick mised nie about ten leet. Lx-han't.
Opinions of lite Illustrious Dead.
Whenever there is a foot of land to be
stayed back from becoming slave territory,
J am ready to assert the principle of the
exo lut-ion of Slavery. Webster.-
Slavery is a nlosi biitjliiing curse upon
Virginia; and I know of but one way of
relimg rid of it by legislative authoniy
and so far as my vote shad go for that pur
pose it8hall never be wantiug. Washing-
No earthly power will ever make me
vote to spread Slavery over territory where
it does not exist.-' luy.
We should march up to the verge f
the Constitution to destroy the tiathc in
human flesh. Franklin.
The way, I hope, is pi eparin under the
auspices of heaven, for a total emancipa
tion . Jefferson.
We would transmit to posterity nor ab
horrence cf Slavery. Patrick Henry.
Slavery is a dark spot ou the face of the
nation la Payette.
It is among my first wishes to see some
plan adopted by which Slavery in this
country may be abolished by law. Wash
Funny. A good story wa told us
lately (says an exchange.) of a popular
preacher in the town of H in Penn
sylvania, which we shall take the liberty
It appears that the minister has been
wedded to a most worthy lady, whose first
gift was a dowry of ten thousand t'ollars,
uh the proini.se ot as much more upon the
decease of her invalid parent. Shortly
after marriage, while occupying the pul
pit, he chanced to give out a hymn, the
tilth verso of which commeuced as fol
"Forover let tny grentful heart."
He stopped short a forced but sliht
cough then added:
"The choir will omit the fifth verse."
He then sat down with somethino; like a
nervous haste. With curiosity excited at
this conduct of their minister, he congre
gation smiled, as it read thus,
"Forever let my eratcful huart
His boundless prruc.c adore
Which gives ten thousand blessings now,
Aud bids tue hope fur more."
aTSTThe Oconoinownu "Free Press"
learns from a source which it considers re
liable, that the Town Trasurer of Erie,
Washington county, Illinois, attempted to'
ob himself of the tunds belonging to the
lown iu the following manner:
He told his wife he was going to a dis
tant part of the village, and that he would
not return until the next day. boon alter
he had left a pedlar slopped at the house,
and as he was a friend, he obtained lodg
ing for the night. Ihe wile, unwittingly,
put him in the room which coutained the
money. About ten o'clock, heating a
noise, she arose and opened the door, when
hree men rushed in wuh their faces bKck
nnd otherwise disguised. Threatening to
shoolber if she raised an alarm, they went
up stairs to the pedler's room, and at
tempted to break in the door. Alter re
pealed trials it gave way, and as ihe fore
most lobber sprang in, ther pedler fired a
evolver, killing him, when the other two
fled. Upon examining the body ot the
robber, it was fouui to be that of the
JT"I knew I am a perfect bear in my
manners," 6aid a young farmer to his
sweet heart. "No, indeed, you are not,
John, you have never hugged me yet.
You are more sheep than bear." The
girl changed her mind after five minutes
of practical argument from John."
A X'urn by Suit JLovciisovd. ' ,
We have often beard, but never, ven
tured to publish, ft good yarn on. Dr.
Thompson, of Atlanta, a generous, good
man, and a tip-ton landlord aud wit; but
ne certainly caught it once. , . ;vfl: . ,
A traveler called very late for breakfast, .
the meal was hurriedly prepared. .Thorn p- f
eon feeling that the "feed'was not quite .
up lohe mark, made all sorts o( apologies
all around the eater, who worked on in si-
lence, never raising his bead ,beyond the ..
affirmative influence of hie fork, by an act
even acknowledging the presence, of mne
host, Thi sulky demeanorlhQr,,"flea'd"
the doctor, who. changing the range',of
his battery, stuck his thumbs in his vtt '
arm-holes, expanded his chest by robbing
the room of half its air. and said:
"Now, Mister, dod durn me if t hain't '
made all the apology necessary an more
too, Considering the breakfast and who
gets it; and now, t tell you, I have seen
dirtier, worse looking, and a h 1 of a
si.'ht smaller breakfast than this, several
'The weary, hungry one, meekly Jaid
down his tools, swallowed the bite in
transitu, placed the palm of his hands to
gether, and modestly looking up at the
vexed and fuming landlord, shot him dead
with the following words:
"Is what you say -true?"
'Yes, sir," came with a viudictive
promptness. . '
Well, then, I'll bo d d. boss, if vou
hain't out traw led me!"
The fellow had nothinsr to dry at that
Origin ol Ciei'.F. V s.
Many of our readers have heard of the
"First Families of Virginia;" but few,
we take it. know how the terra originated.
An exchange explains thus:
in the early settlement of that Stite. it
was found impossible to colonize it unless
women were there. Accordingly a shin ,
load was sent out, "but no planter was al-''
loed to marry ono of them until he had
hist paid one hundred pounds of Toboceo
for her passage When the second Rbip
load came, no one would pay more (Mian
seventy-five pounds for the matrimonial' -
privilege, except it were a very superior
article. Consequently the descendants of
all those who were sold for one hundred
pounds of tobacco were ranked as the first
tamilieq, while those who brought but
seventy- five pounds are now ranked as the
second families; and the reason why no
one can ever find any of the second lami
lies. is because you cant get a Virginian
to admit that his mother only brought
seventy-five pounds of tobacco.
jC-Lewis, h- fun-loving editor of the
N M. "Union," says an exchange, was a
can ddate for the Legislature. In the last
number cf his paper he published a circu
lar to his fellow citizens of eight columns.
Whereupon he says:
It may be asked why I write so long a
circular. An anecdote will illustrate my
answer. Once upon a time an old lady
sent her grandson out to set a turkey.
On his return, the following dialogue took
"Sammy, have you set her?"
"Fixed the nest all up nicely?"
"Mighty fine, grandma."
"How many eggs did you put under
"One hundred and twenty, grandma."
"Why Sammy, what did you put so
many under her for?"
"Grandma, I wanted to see her spread
My opponents will pitch into this circu
lar 1 hope they will have a good time in
making a large perceutageot it. A short
one would be as much as they could get
over, but I want to see them spread them
jrayTbe following has the ring of the
jack-plane in it Jail over: "Stiolling Itis
ui ily about Uncle Sam's big ship yard in
Washington ihe other day, we observed a
regular hard weather sailor-looking chap
from a man of war, in turn ws wu tching
two men diagging a seven foot cross-cut
sawtl hrough a hugli live oak log. The saw
was dull, tlie log terribly hard, and there
they went tee-saw pull push. Jack
studied the matter over a while, until he
came to the conclusion ihey were pulling
to see who would get the saw. and, nsoue
was a monstrous big chap, while the other
was a little lellow, Jack decided to t-ee
fair play, so taking the big one a clip un
der the ear that capsized him end ever end,
he jerked ihe saw out of the log, and giv
ing it to the small one, snug out:
"Now run, youbeggar!"
SfThe S;tue of Arkansas has not a
single telegiaph wire within her borders.
A project is on foot for establishing ouo
between Memphis aud Little Rock. Ver
ily, Arkansas is sadly behind, and a fine
country, loo! Has she any public-spirited
men atall? Where's her solitary rah road
to Fort Smith? Can anybody tell us any
thing about it? Or is it only upon paper
as yet? Why should that beautiful coun
try be so much behind her sister Stales?
We pause for a reply.
II New Di6ii. Rudolph says that once
upon a time a colored cook expected com
pany of hor own kidd, and was at a loss
to entertain her friends. Her mistress
said: "Chole.you must make an apology."
"Good lord! missus, how can I make it?
I got no eggs, no butler, nor nothing to
make it wuh."
Horses. "Royal Morgan, owned by
John Gregory ol North tk Id, Vt , died re
cently by getting cast in his stall, al the
age oi 33. He was exhibited at ihe S ale '
Fair htsi H-'ptemtttr, aui attiHotcd uittoli
Attention. He boomed pcrieoiiy wull u; '
to the day of his de uh, and was .!, i r.