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1 11 NW-iSERIE-VOL. 2, NO. 44. ' . ' '- r' : POMEROY, TUESDA i .UVEMBR I, 1859. , , ; , . , , ,
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T. A. PLANTS, Atiomey and Councelor
,t Law, Komeror, O. Office lu (lie Court House.
a..Bcamr. r, a. eriaaitav.
BURN A P & STAN BERT, Attorneys
aad Counselors at Law. Particular attention paid
to the collection of claims. OSiceon front Mtooi.
. ttlk) bead or Kit auboat Laiidliift, a few doers east
:othe"OilMon Uout'i" PoiU'Toy. p. S-MH.-ly.
B1MPS0N fe LA SLEW Attorney. &
Oounselors at law suii gi-neral collecting agents,
Poiaeroy.O. OBceln the CouruHouse,. -S-ly.
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HANNA Ji EARHART. Atiorneya t
Law, Poinoroy, O. All biuineu entrusted to their
Bar will receive prompt attentleu. 1-1
THOMAS CARLETON, Attoruey and
Ovonselor at Law. Office, Linn Btreet, eaet side,
twv deors above T. J. Kmith'sKhee Vtore, opposite
the Kemlngtoo Rouse. All bu.iuem eutrusled to
Ula ear will receive prompt atleution. 1-34.
a. a. KNOWLBi.
c. n. OKOavaaoR.
, ......jtm ljr, AUan. Atheaa County, uaio, win
v ktl.Md ttia .averal Courts of Mcirs Ceunty. ou the
. Jal day
of each term. OUloe nl the
. GRIFFITH. M. D., Cl.ter. O.. ten-
' far hU profenslonsl service to the citizens of the
.surrounding country. 2 39 ly
tfXITKD STATES HOTEL. M. A.
ileaeeK, Proprietor; (femeny occupied by M. A.
Webter)on square tielaw the Hullii.g-M ill, Pome
roy, O. By endeavor to accommodate both man
fad beaal lu the beat manner. Mr. liudaon holies to
eceiie a cenatantly lucn-asing itriiHge. g-5.ly.
A. L. bTANSBURY. WholfHHle Giot'-er,
Rlee't Building, eornur Front and Kuce Rtraets,
Mlddlenort, Ohio. Country 'Merchant und Ketnll
airocera are espacinlly r iqu.nte'1 t" call. 3u-6'ii
8AAC FALLER, Ciuthier, Grot-er and
try Good Waaler, Hr.t fitera above Uonniilh &
ienning' ., near the Rolling-Mill. Pomeroy, O.
' toautry Merchants are reeiiectfully requealod to
. call aud examine my slock of Groceries, a I am
fttiilM-nt thnt I riinnnl le undersold. l-M
' MILLS MACHIXKS.
F09IEKOV KOA.LINjt MILIi 4 O.
Keep eonaUntly on hand and mflnutne-
Ure to order, all kinds and siae of But, round and
eqoereiroBOf auperlor quality, which they offer,
wholesale and reull, at current rate. Also,
American and Swede nail rods, stei l and iron
plow-wlnga, cart and eheur etoel, wniroo boxes
Scrap-iron and kidney ore tukeu in exchange.
13-lt. L. A. OSTKOM. Hiif.t.
Si'iiAM SA W MILL, From bireet, Pom-
eroy. near Karr's Hun. Mai R. Nye, Proprietor,
Lumber aaa ed to order on short notice.
lath eou-taiilly on haud, rrulo.
JOHN S. DAVIS, lias hid Planing Ma
chine, on Sugar Kun, Pomeroy, lu good order, and
"ti Unt iporatlou. Flooring, wathor-boarding,
( kept eoiistuntly on Iniii'l. to gll or-lura. 1-16
jVifiR LAMBREUHT, Watc!maker k
,'' erlo Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy
ilea. Court street, below the new Hanking
ti so, Peinerny. Wutches, Clock and Juwuiry
eetelly repaired on short notice. . 1 -: i-i .
A I CHER, Watchmaker and Jew-
t. and wknteaale and retail dealer In Watches,
t.'i)ck,Sewc1ry und Fancy Goods, Frout-at., above
M RamlBgtott House, Pomeroy. Partieuluratteu
Uoa paliltoropatringBll article 'n my lino. 1-1
BOOTH AKD SUOBS.
. .'WHITfcSAPEf Manufacturer of Poot-
aad Shoea, Front Htreet, three donra above atone
Bridge. rh besMf work, for Ladles and Gentle
ten. made l nlesv : .)
kfoQUlGG t SMITH, Leather Dialers
. and Flnnra, Courtetreet, 3 door below the Bank,
anil opposite Branch's atore. Pomeroy. O
' ''- ' " MAWUFACTUims .
eUOAR-liUN Salt Company. jSalUwen-
ty-flv cent per bushel. Office near the Furuace.
1M . . ... ., , C. GHAKT, Agent.
POMEROY Salt Company, cklt twenty;
yeeensa iwir onanet, , , .
AliNEY Salt Company, Coalnort. Salt
twenty-flve eont per bushel for country trade.
lr ' G. W. COOPKR, Pecrntary.
' .. BI.AI KSMITHING. ; ., . .
FrK." till M i'HRE Y, bla:khmith. in hij
near aailillna, nau or the Bank building, Pomeroy
4o vvsva ern atuus, norae-uoeing,o.,
aftth neutneaaand dispatch.
' 'I fix Itfl'kUfc. ttf.A2IMIiU 1
, v F. LYMAN. Maimer and Glassier, back
room of P. Lambrocht'a Jewelry Store, west side
i? Onstiy lret, P0BVr') ,O. f t . , I-) ,
. ii . i L r-AUDLKKY. l . " L '
JOHN EISELST1N, Saddle, Harness and
. Trunk Ifajuifuetnrar, Prent Street, three i oors be
. low Court.- Poraorny. -v.llK esecute all work en
trusted to his car with aeutneaaaud dispatch. 8od
81os gotten up In thd nealest style.. 1-S9
.' . . .", ' TVAGOM MAKINe. ' '
. CARRIAGE & WAGi IN, MAKING by
U. Bbarrma, Front Rtreet(rst corner Iwlnwthe
alslling-Mlll. Powi-roy. O. All article In hi line
4, busiaeaa mannfactored at reaannable ruiHa, and
tney are especially recommended for durability.
PErriilR CI,'aSBIE, Wagon Muktr. Mul-
boar etraeK vait aide, three dmnrt Rk itwcL
PoaMUnj.OhUJ Alanuacturer ot Wagon, ftug.4
gins, uarnage,, o-,at -eraera njieu on snort
notlee. ! j . ( '. -i
; ffnmmer' Building Snd Ftnry, Rutland atraet,
: JlkMlaoon.O. All eperalloti pertaining to the
peofaassrip nrewipdy perforape'l. . lodle watted
V, 'i -ffmltMtir111 fe AlfanttnnmA until 1I krrlr
? -"R-JB'-i.. - r yuu. .Bivwn if. . , AUC Bl IHl W4t.4ru III blank
V ' "v V 1. SbcnbOT who a ot (ttv xprew ootle to ' "Kow I'll fo o bed, dor mothr, v
W"9fT.v. 4 MBirarr. r4 eouUlrd M wlsliiuj to ootluu , For Dm vtrj tired of playl"
"C . bilr uptcrlptlont. A4h tald kit, -So I U "iM.
.l . u ubuiribera ortor tUedlicontinnance of their lu kind o oaraie. way.
UTTLB WILLI B WADUO OP.
. .. , ... r. at aar. a. . anas. ' , .
Some hare thought that in the dawning, '
' hi our being's freshest glow, ' '
i Cod la nearer little children :
Thau their parents erer know,
And that. If you listen sharply,
Better things than you van teaoh, ' -And
a sort of nytio wisdom .
Trickles through their oarclesi speech. ,
flow It is 1 caanot answer, y
.But 1 knew BliUI child, ,., .
who. among the thyme anil clover :, . .
And the bees, was running wild.
And he eame one suHimer venlug r
Wllb M rlagtata o'eamaeyna, tv. (juififf-
And be drank the cooling water
rrotu nis little surer cup, . ,
And said gaily, "Wheu I'ts morning, '
Will the angela tuke me upt"
Sown be tank with roguish laughter . . . ,
In hi little trundle-bed,' '
' And the kindly god of slumber "' : '
Showered the popples o'er hi head. .
"What conld mean hi speaking strangoly?''
Asked hi. musing mother thou
'o, 'twas notlilngbut his prattle:
What can I
I no oi an
There he lies, how aweet and plaoldl
Aud his breathing coin us and goe
Like a 2phyr moving softly,
Anil his choek i like a rose;
But alia leaned her ear to llsii-n -
If bis breathing could be heard: .
"Oh," she murmured, "If the angola
Took my darling ut hi word!"
Night within Its foMlniL mantle
Hath the sleepers liotli beguiled.
Auu witnin H4 soil emuruoiiigs
Real the mother and the oliild;
Up she startulh from her dreaming, ,
For a sound litis struck heruur
Aud it comes rroin little Willie,'
Lying uu bis trundle uear. .
Up she springeih, for It strikes upon
tier troubled ear again, ' ,
. And his breath, lu louder felche,
Travelsfroiu his lungs in paiu, ,
And his eyes are dxlng upward
On some face beyond the room;
And the blackuoss of the spoiler
From his cheek hulk chased the bloom,
Never more his '-Now I lay me"
Will be said from mother's I; uo,
Sever more among the clovor
Will he .chase the bumble-ueo;
Through the night she watched her darling,
Now despairing, t ow In hope;
And about' the break of morning '
Did lh unguis tuke biui up.
D O DG E ' S.
x the afternoon uf one of the coldest
days of the winter of 1857, a very respec
table dressed traveler arrived in the stage
at Newport, and put up for the day and
night at Page's Hotel. He was dr-ed
in the common farmer costumo, with noth
ing to distinguish him fiom mankind in
general, except the peculiar manner in
which he bundled up hid heud, to protect
it from the cold, ami the nmimtrous size
of his over-hoes. He was, evidently, a
man of means, find tliogethera jully, good
natuied kind of a ielluar, Ihuugh, at times,
an air of eiiduess shaded his countenance.
He was trHVeling, ostensib!y(. as an airent
of ti manufacturing company in New York,
but really so the knowing ones thought
for some other purpose.
"What lime does the stage leave here for
Richford?" asked the stranger.
"Day after to-morrow morning, at ten
o'clock," respondrd mine host. )
"Not till day alter to-morrow?" .
. "No. There $ a mail only every other
day." ' ' " .
"That is corning bad. It is necessary
that I should be in Richford to-morrow
night. Is there a stage to North Troy?"
"No. The Richford stage leaves here
at ten A. M. day after to-morrow drives
lo North Troy and reaches Richford in
lime for an early supper."
"Can 1 secure a private conveyance?"
"Here is Mr. S ," said mine host,
pointing to me, "perhaps you can make
some arrangement with him to carry you
as far as Dodge's." , -t" t..t
"Yes, ten miles beyond North Troy.
That would be as tar as he could drive and
get back the .same day. ' You can see
what arrangement you can make witti him!
He keeps a team, and sometimes does jqbs
of the kind! i . j. J ji i
The, 6tranger saidrno more for some
lime. He was, evidently in a study. I
was in a study; loo, and mentally resolved,
that, if it were ptissible, I would carry the
map, -for coniderotio, t ..
"Well, my friend," said laVnt length,
addresaing me,' "can you carry me as far
as Richford to morrow?''
"Perhaps not to Richford; I can carry
you as far as Dodge's if that wil do." ; j..
"I 'wiirgtve y oil three dollars and a half
to set me down at Richford to-night." .
Three dollar and a half, thought 1; that
will pay me well.: The man in evidently
bent on going to Richfoid 1 have a cu
rionity to carry himi- , 1 might as well add
that 1 had a curiosity, for all jobs, of the
kind, from the fact, that on such occasions,
I always "took suthin." "For four dol
lars," said I," "I will undertake the job."
"Four dollars, then,". said he, slowly;
go' I must." ; y y ... ,
"Wha time will you start?" said 1.
( "At six.'" "' y. '
Early rrext morning I hitched up 'Old
Soriel," and. in company with a stranger,
drove rapidly toward North Troy. It was
a bitter cold day, a day when nature needed
a little assistance, if ever; and, when about
four" miles out passing through- Newport
woodSt-I drew a flask of brandy from. my
pocket, and. holding it up to the stranger,
observed, "here, friend, this is too cold a
day to ride without something to drink
take some-.'? t n -t yj
"Nothank you' 'said lie, i never
use stimulants." . 1 ' " ' ; " 1 ; ;
;Tak: iiold,.'take hold," said t "we
can fill jt again at Dodge's." 5 -1
,4No, I never drink, neverf" said he em
phatically, --"l-have -suffered too much
rom it." -; r..7-i!- ,r:
1. lell rebuked that bo did not. drinks-
j hnj been dejtrng In my mloi, for tbe
last two'inilesv' whether to sound him in' a
round about way, and find out whether he
ever drank, or to put a bold front on the
matter, arid offer it to him at once. - But
I had never had the good luck to carry a
teetotaller, and had therefore come to tne
very aageoonolusion hat teetotallers didn't
travel nut, tor once, 1 nau got a live
total abstinence man, actually transporting
him thirty miles ou the line. ; I ' thought
him stuDid very.
Dodge's is a rum shop situated on - the
Miseisquot riVer road, between JNorth,
Troy and Richford. It is a place of con
siderable - noiorieiy celebrated! in ahe
.country around as a low-HYdrarjrljil'
'fog1 establishment, from which flows a
continued stream of moral and physical
death to the surrounding neighborhood.
it is a favorite resort for the abandoned
I was hot at this time a drunkard. , I
was unwilling to admit that I was a mod
erate drinker. True, now and then, aSon
the present occasion, I thought it no harm
to take a drink of brandy, in order the
more effectually to keep out the cold. I
detested drunkards, I was not at all
alarmed about myself, and wondered how
any one could be so foolish as lo think me
in danger, yet my wife had often begged
me to abstain, totally. No other human
being seemed to think of such n thing as
my becoming too strongly attached to my
cup.', My wife I thought a very foolish
little lova of a woman, and myself a very
strong-minded man, capable of drinking a
battle of. brandy, now and then, without
beoorainga drunkard. Ou the present oc
casion, I found no difficulty iu disposing
of the brandy, without the assistance of
my staid companion. When we arrived
at Dodge's I had drank the last drop, and
drew rein for the purpose of replenishing
my fltsk... '. .... 1 : '
"Not here, not here, friend, for Heaven's
sake, have, respect enough for1 my feelings
not to enter this miseiable place. I Drive
on; I have something to lell you." '
. He grasped, the rein as he spoke, and
old sol rel bhotby in an instant, and went
trotting on toward Kiuhlord. tie had got
something to tell' me! What in the name
of nature could it be? .Was it possible
that so stupid a companion had a romance
in his life? ; Nothing of the kind, I was
sure.. . Perhaps he meant to regule me
with some hackneyed temperance lecture.
I consoled myself with the thought that in
the course ot two hours 1 should be back
to Dodge's again.'
"Do you see that ruin yonder, like the
remains of one of . the : primitive lug
house)?" - ,
"Plainly," said I. " . .
"Well, sir, ten years ago this winter. I
found a dear sister there found her,' sir,
found her! Rum did itt and 1 must
tell you the tale. I was one of a family
of eight children, brought up in the good
old State of Connecticut. My brothers
and sisters were all lear to me but riot
alike dear. Alice,' younger than mysel!,
the companion of my youthful hopes and
struggles, ' was denest of ' all to me.
Amiable and gentle, she seemed pure as
the beings of my imaginations a concen
tration of all that was srood and lovely..
Oh, how I loved our Alice: Too well,
too welll She was my idol.' I remembet
how I ' almost wished ' to chide her for
giving part of her love to George Dane,
the village lawyer. I wished to be all that
was dear to her, aud she was all that was
dear to me. '-' ."! '' -
"George was manly and' 1 hid no rea
son to Oppose her choice. Neither; did I,
only that I regretted to lose from the home
socieiy one so dear'.' 'They1 were married,
and. a life of happiness seemed a sure re
ward for their purity and devotion. For
two yeare years,' 'that 1 have reason to lie-lieve,-
of nnsu'lied joy to them ;they lived
in the same village wiih us. ;' At the end of
that lime, lieoige determined to go to
Nothern Vermont. . They moved tb T ,
and .for a time, long and endearing letteisof
thier coridiio'n and prospects, in their new
home were received and eagerly read in the
home circle. But, after a time they grew
lees' frequent; less enconraging, and, at the
end of a year arid a half, ceased altogether.
There was a Cloud in their old home a
shadow oh ihe hearthtstone. Fearful fore
bodings were felt by that band of. loving
hearts. !v Again and again We wrote.'but
months'1 rolled 'around.'. And -no.. tidings
came. But one resource remained 1
must seek my lost sister. !' '
l "Permit me to observe here, my friend,
thai my scruples.were not opposed to
spirit drinking. I was not a drunkard,
but carried a bottle with 'me at times-
drank when I wanted it, and was always
in for a jolly lime. I was in common
parlance, a moderate'drinker, as the most
debauched are,' previous, tt becoming
drunkarda. ; If there were no moderate
drinkers, there would be no drunkards.
i"In due course of dine, I arrived at my
destination in T ; , I was surprised at
the thriftless and general wbe-begone- ap
pearancir of the place, r There was not a
respectable looking house in the place, no
appearance of enterprise and businessbut
a look of wretchedness and poverty, that
made me shudder, for the fate of my dear
Alice:. But Alice was gone, : In answer
to my inquiries, 1 ascertained that-they
had lived for awhile in comparative 'com
fort and respectability,' but latterly " that1
(hey had come to want, and left the vii
Inge. : Nothing mote satisfactory could be
elici'ed -no clue to their whereabouts.-
They had, disappeared not ' one. r knew
where.'O. I H .!;:'f.;j- ( :'',. ?u-i y.'t'i
' "I spent a week; in visiting the neigh
boring' villages, and then returned' home.
The joy of oar household had departed
foravetv.-ii' ..-'.t'i:.'.f .'). :a ir aw ,vv:
; " About'j a year a'terward, ah opportu
nity occurred for engaging in business, a
agent for a manufactaring company, which"
required travel in Vermont and Canada;
In the csaree tf this tonr, one cold day,
: POMEROY, TUESDAY irOVEMBR I,' 1859.
in winter, so cold- and stoi - that travel
was impracticable I found .elf laid up
at Dodge's,; with a . foirVi I0 M A
week's stay; and, to tell the -!,, I rather
liked the idea. ' I had, in 'i travels, be
come addicted to the arden?
the lion of the place, the '
who was so liberal with, tii
I blush to own it now, ar
The stdrnri continued for t'
out intermission one yi
noi tli-west blbws and' sn'
leave the snow piled in V.
wreathed fanojfullyr into
drous beaditvi 'V'
J, as I was
,s drifts, or
' :3 of won-
Mdl h eveuiua; W t.. l iiir'd "tay, altte
tie girl, thinly cl.id, and benumbed with
cold, came softly into the bar-room, and
snuggled in between the great store and
the wall. I was not, as yet, so hardened s
to look upon the suffering unmoved; and
I instinctively felt an iu teres', in. the little
stranger from tlie moment that I saw her,
and my interest was greatly enhanced
when I noticed that she timidly shrank
from observation, and seemed, intently
watching for some one. I divined at once
that she was an angel of mercy, sent bv
some lonely, suffering mother, to persuade
home some drunken reveler from this m:s
erable den of death. Drawing my chair
close to the stove, and spenk'iig as kind as
possible, 1 asked her to come lo me.
"'Don't, Don't, please don't whip me,
sir,' said the little one, sobbing. r
" 'No my dear, I wWh help you. -What
are you here for, ihU cold night?'
'Please, sir, to find pa.'
" 'Is your pa here, my little one? Tell
l,l !.( ft. .
me wnicn is your pa:
" 'I can't see him, sir, but ma told me
to come and lell him that she was dying.'
, " 'Your mother, dying where does
your mother live? When did your pa go
away troin home?
7 " 'Oh, a great while ago, sir, I don't
know how long. But am going back.
We've got no fire,, and nothing lo eat, and
ma is cold.
, " 'Wait, little one,' said I, and, sitting
her down behind the Stove. I pushing
into a room adjoining, where a few minutes
be fort I bad seen Dodge enter, and wnere
I found that petsonaire engaged in assist
in a bleared and bloated individual to
"" '" 'Mr. Dodge,' said I, 'there is a little
girl in the bar-room who has come to get
her lather. '.,
" 'Tell her to go home,' said the drun
ken wretch whom Dodge was assisting.
i.ti.. ... .:,.!
"No, I was not mistaken, ime and
intemperance had not been able wholly lo
change it.- 1 had heard it when it in
spirei' happier feelings, but I could not be
mistaken it wus the same voice still.
The drunken wretch, who I afterward as
certained had been drunk for three days,
was George Dane.
-. "The true situation of affair! flashed
upon my mind al once. I pictured to inv
sell Alice, the wife of a wretched drunk
ard, suffering, perhaps starving, at this
very moment, and 1 so near. I took the
little girl in my arms, and walked out
into the cold night air.
' 'Where do you live, my little one,'
said I, 'I am going heme with you lo see
" 0, ma will bo so glad, she's bo cold
and hungry; will )ou please, sir, give me
something to eat?' ,
"I hastened back, and, filling my
pocket with cakes and crackers, returned,
and taking the child iu my arms, pushed
through the snow in the direction indi
cated by the child, lo her home. - And
such a home. Oh, that a man should fall
so low! .All was dark, still and cold.
Not a breath to tell that a human being
inhabited the place, no feeling of warmth,
nothing but cold, dark silence.' Bat' the
child ran to one corner of the miserable
hut, exclaiming: '.... , ...
'Oh ma, ma, wake up.., The man
has brought ynu something to eat. ,, Ma,,
won't you wake?' . And she sobbed as it
her little heart would break. ' She contin
ued talking in this strain to her mother,
making all kind of endearing speeches,
and telling her that they would 'have some
supper now,' and, 'Ma, the good man has
come to see ub.' She kept, talking and
sobbing, while I, by the aid of matches
aiid a jack-knife, .succeeded in kindling a
little fire, which grewtiilt tire -room was
lighted and Some degree of warmth imparted.'-
" y; V '"'
"It was a terrible feeling to know that
I was in that wretched abode with deaih
and my sister. There: was nothing that
Jeserved the name of furniture in the room.
Not a chair, not a stool, not a bench, even.,
except a cupboard in one corner, to indi
cate that it wag ever a human habitation.
Close by the fire.' on a nest of straw, was
the cold emaciated; form of my sister Al
ice. What a meeting was this, after a
five; years' absence! I look her ,y, the
hand; it was cold as Death. I raised her,
up, and held her to the fire, and rubbed my"
hands rapidly over her wrists and tempies,
to impart ' warmth; Is she dead? ' She
must not be!, L(ok at me, Alice.,. I am
your brothel , come to, save ou. I could
not bear the thought that she whs dead.'
, 'Af length came the reward of my la
borti i i, She breathed faintly, it' was' true,
but life, no, she was not dead. ' Calmly I
worked on; and slowly, yet surely, my
Sister. was coming to life. She spoke, but
her mind evideniTy wandered.
'"OhGeorge, said she. 'I am eo glad
Jou have come, and you are so changed,
tlio't L, should die,: I was so cold and
hungry. I sent little Alice after you, and
you were so good not to beat her,- 1 had
such.' a sweet .dream.-' Oh, George, it is
growing dark. I am dying.' - ; .. it v
- "It is In Alice,, looki at pifl.
; 'She swooned away, exhausted, gasping
for breath.' Just Heaven! what if she
Should die now? Nov I must eavV her.
I went to the door, and got a .handful of
enow, arid by the warmth imparted. by my
hands, succeeded in melting it, and apply
ing a few drops to her lips, and bathing
her, temples, she again revived. '
....-Her eye was clear, calm and natural
now. ; There was the same eweet look as
ofold. Rut she was white oh, so while
and death-like. She looked more like an
angel from the spirit world, than the flesh
and being she really was.. Extending her
.hand toward me, she murmured, in a voice
sweet in. its softness and sadness: .
' "Henry? is it Henry?" "'
"Yes, Alice, it is Henry, come to take
joq hama, tQ.your mother nd father." ' '' ,
r'Uh-Henry-is it possible"' What'"
horrid memoiyj",. And . she pressed her
hands over her eyes as if to shut out some
hdrrM image of the past! "But it is over
now. "' 1' hare seen the death angel I am
going soon. Oh,' Lord Jesus, have mercy
ou my child, my dear little Alice. Is not
" 'No, he has not come yet. But don't
think such thoughts, Alice. You are not
going to die. Cheer up; you might go
home with me." . ' .
" 'Home, yes I am going home now.
Hold me in your arms, brother, dear. I
am so weak. I wish that George was
here to See me' die: he was kind to me
once, but he was led away. Rum did it.
He did not mean to be so bad, but the
best Society drink here. He couldn't
drink a little without drinking too much.
Tell him I forgive him. Till father and
mother I have suffered but I am happy
now. ... 1 longed to wnte and let you know
all, but I hoped for better times. I hoped
every revel would be his last.' But oh,
the power the power of rum! It is fear
iui, tienry, the power ot rum. ueorire
has fallen he is a victim. The world
will condemn him, but the world will never
know how bravely he strove to break the
charm. . 1 he world don't know how much
he has suffered. They know his Bins
Ins sultenngs they do not wish to know.
Poor ueorge, there is no rum in heaven."
"She continued to speak, but fainter and
hunter, till her voice died to a whisper.
" 'Henry, you drink. Don't deceive
me 1 do not love Vou the less, but I fear
for you. ; Oh, how I have prayed that you
might be spared tins awtul fa'e. It is an
awfnl thing to be a drunkard. - I shall die
in your arms,-1 And as you love me, Henry
as you wish to meet me in the spirit
land promise me that you will drink no
more. I- cannot bear the thought that
you, too, will be a drunkard. It is the last
pmyer of your dying sister, that you will
never drink another drop of rum. Will
" 'I do promise, Alice, never, . as I
hope for heaven, never will I drink again.'
" 'Oh, thank you, thank you, Henry;
you me the eame noble broilir. 1 can
lie eaoy, now. Take little Alice give
her to father tell him to let ber hava her
mother's place in his heart, Bury me in
the church-yard with sister. Kiss brothers
and sisters for me tell them to meet me
above. Tell Gcorge '. .
"There was a slight quiver a gasp
and the spirit had returned to God who
gave it. .... ,
"She sleeps now in the cold church
yard, the link that connects my soul with
heaven, ( .
"I have kept my promise. Not a dr'ip
has passed my lips to this day, and, by the
help of God, there never shall. This, sir,
is the reason why I never drink. I have
seen hundreds of sisters and wives made
miserable by rum; but I never realized 'he
awful sin of drunkenness lill it was brought
home lo me and mine 'And now, stranger,
join with me, and throw your bottle into
the Missiquoi, aud you will never regret
it." . .,, , .... ; -. .
Value of n Brooklyn Farm
Twenty rears A so.
The following extract from the New
York correspondent of the Schoharie "Re
publican" is interesting:
"One pleasant day in the Summer of
1836, a gentleman called at one of those
quiet farm houses in olden Brooklyn,' then
occupying the site of the present : palatini
mansions on Brooklyn heights.. He asked
lo see the owner of the farm, was invited
Into a neat parlor, with neat green paper
wliid'tw curtains, arid A bunch of aspara
gus tops in Art old fashioned fireplace.
t he Edaner made but a short stay, out
when he left he bore with him a signed
and sealed contract for the sale of his farm
at the extravagant price of $80,000. The
larmer ana nis wiie were crazy un joy;
the price given was beyond ' their wildest
anticipations; and while they were thus in
dulging in congratulations upon their good
luck, and dreams of happiness their unex
pected wealth would , bring, another visi
tor came', another gentleman from the big
city across the river. ' He, too, wanted lo
buy the farm; was told that' another, had
just1 purchased;. inquired the price jwid.
and when told the amount, remarked that
it was worth twice that sum, and he would
readily pay the lucky 'purchaser fOO, 000
for7 his bargain.' 'Disappointment 'and
vexation at such aloes turned the farmer's
brain, and that night he die! by his own
hand. . , '., ( .,, . . . . ,
A Gkkat ' GriNTLBMAS. Once, says
Coleridge, I sat in a coach opposite o Jew
a symbol of old clothes-bags an Isaiah
of Hoi v -well street. He would close the
J window; I opened if; he closed it again;
upon which, in a Very Solemn tone, I said
tohim:'-';:i ';i- -"':!i ;-'J .-uiiM-i
; "Son ef Abraham, thou smellest! son i
orjsaac, thou art offensive!, son f Jacob,
thou stinkest foullyl See the man in the
moont he is holding his nose . at thee at
that distance, '' Dost you1 think ' lhat" I", i
sitting here, can endure it any longer?'' "";
'- My'Jew was asionidhed, opened the Wiri-'
dow forthwith himself, and said: ' '
He was sorry be did not know before
I was so great a gentleman."
t (Krem tlio Kow Tork Humid.
The Leader of Hie Harper's Ferry
"'"'''; "''" Insurrvctloa. ' ' '."-j
Capt. John Brown emigrated to Kan
sas from Central New York, in the Fall of
1 855j and settled in the ton nehip of Ossa
watlomie. lie was accompanied by seven
sons, the youngest being old enough to
earn his. livelihood. At the lime of his
death he was about sixty years of age.
He was about medium hight, slim, mus
cular, and possessing an iron constitution.
He had blue eyes, sharp features and long
gray hair, wearing a full beard. , , .-,
Jn Decewbeiv'M56, durljy ttie -HSharr"
non war," Brown tirst made hie appear
ance among the fiee State men at Law
rence. : His, entrance into the place at
once attracted the attention of the people
toward him. He brought, a wagon load
of cavalry sabers, and was accompanied
by twelve men, seven of whom were his
own sons. : Ho first exhibited his quali
ties at the time the free State and pro
slavery parties, under the. lead of Governor
Robinson ou one side, and Governor
Shannon on the other, met to make a
treaty of peace. After Governor Robin
son had stated to : the people who were
gathered around the hotel the terms of the
peace, Brown took the s'and, uninvited,
and opposed the terms of the treaty. He
was in favor of ignoring all treaties, and
juch leading men as RobluSon, Lane and
Lowry, and proceeding at once against
the border ruffian invader, drive them
from the soil or hang them if taken. Gen.
Lowry, who was chairman of the Com
mittee of Safety; and also commander of
the free Stale troops, ordered Brown under
arrest. The latter made no physical re
sistance, but it was soon discovered that
he "vas altogether too combustible a per
son to retain as a prisoner, rn l a compio
mise wS made with him by the free Slate
men, and he was released.. He was in
formed by the leaders of that party that
his lemarks were intended to undo what
they were trying to accomplish by means
of the treaty; that he was a stranger in
Lawrence and Kansns, and ought not by
his rash remarks to compromise the peo
ple of Lawience until he had known lliem
longer, and knew them better.
One of his sons, who was elected to the
Legislature in February, 1856, was seized
ar.d taken from Ossawattomie to Lecomp
ton in chains, a distance of thirty miles.
His feel and hands were chained logether
with a large heavy chain, Ihe size of that
used upon ox team 8. He was compelled
td'alk'1he"'w1i(')le 'distance-' beneath a
burning sun. The irons wore the flesh
from his ankles; he was attacked with the
brain fever, was neglected, and died in
two or three. days. He wis a companion
of Robinson, Jenkins, (since shot by
Lane.) and some eight or ten others. An
other son of Capt. Brown was shot at Os
sawattomie by a marauding pany from
Missouri. Alter the death of his first son,
occasioned by I he tortures and fatigue of
his lorced march, brown swore vengeance
upon the pro-slavery party, and it was
frequently observed Ji.y the more piu.leut
of the free Slate men dial he was evi lently
insane on the subject. He was always
considered by them as a dangerous man,
was never taken into their councils, and
never consulted by tiieni with reference
either to their policy or muvemeriis.
The destruction of the free State Hotel
and presses at . Lawrence, in May, 1856,
incited him anew to action, and he organ
ized a small company, composed chiefly
of those who had .been robbed, or whose
telatives had been murdered by the pro-
slavery party,' 'and,' "at the head of this
band, armed with Sharp s rifles,-B jwie
knives, ami Colt's revolvers, he scoured
Southern Kansas, and the name of "Old
Brown" became a terror to nil who. op
posed his will' in that region. While he
was thus marauding, five pro-slavet-jr men
were Uiken from their cabins at Pottawat
tomie Creek, in the night, and shot down.
The pro-slavery party charged this deed
upon Old Brown,, while the free Stale men
asserted 'that ihey could' prove him in
Lawrence, forty miles distant, when it
happened, 'and that the horrid deed was
perpetrated by, ."Buford's Georgia Ruf
fians, ..supposing that the victims were
free State men.
The news of this massacre readied
Wesiport, the place of the rendezvous of
llie "border ruffians," the same evening
that the Kant-as Commission sent out' by
the United States House of Representa
tives an Wed as that place. The excite
ment was -intense, and Was induced almost
as much by the appearance nf the Com
mission as by the news of the massacre.
The ."ruffians" swore vengeance upon the
members and officers of. the Commission,
declaring that '.heir blood should recom
pense for the slaughter at PoltawaUoniie
Cieek, and but for the intercession of Mr.
Oliver, the pro-slaveiy member of the
Commission, and others, It was believed
that the Commission Would have been at
tacked. It was at this lime that the noto
rious II. Clay Pate organized a band of
men in the streets of Westport, Mo., with
the avowed purpose of entering the Terri
tory and capturing "Old Brown."- He
raised about thirty men, -and went into the
Territory about twilight one evening, and,
was surprised at sunrise ' next morning
by "'Old Brown," who was in command
of nine men; armed as -stated above. ' Pate
sent a flag ol truce to Brown, who ad
vancedsome rods, in front ,of. his com
pany and ordered the flag-beater to remain
with him, and sent one of his own men to
inform Pate to lay down his arms. ' Pate
refused to give the , orders to his men
when Brown, drawing A revolver , in-'
formed him that lie must, give the order
or be shot on 'the spot.'' Pate immedi
ately aurrendered tip ) his men; and they
were disarmed and marched into a ravine
near by, and kept until liberated and sent
back to Missouri, by Col. Sumner, a few
days subsequently, wao also ordered "Old
WTTOLK NUMBER 895.
Btown". to disband and go home. The
latter agreed lo do so if the Colonel would
also agree u protect the settlers in that
region of the Territory. This was the
celebrated "Battle of Black Jack Point,"
made famous by the "H 0. P.," Kansas
correspondent of the St. Louis "Republi
can," who was the heroic commander of
the surrendering parly. Capt. Biown was
not much heard of again until the notori
eus Captain Hamilton made his incursions
into Southern Kansas from Missouri, irj
1858, when he raised another company,
and, with Capt. Monttromeiy, drove Mara-
Jiionnnd his compauiuns back to Mlw ouri, ,"
and, marching his men into that STt'e,
took possession of one of the villages, shot
one or two men nnd liberated 6lavesi This
course of Brown was repudiated by Gov
ei nor Robinson and the leaders of the free
State party, in and out of Kansas, which
caused Brown to publish a letter explain
ing his position, in which he assumed
the entire responsibility of his acts, and
relieved the free Stale men from any share
therein. The lettei was called the "Two
Parallels," on account of the peculiar dis
tinction made by the writer.
Capt. Browu was a firm believer in the
doctrine of the Presbyterian Ciraroh. lis
was fanatical on the subject of anti-slavery,
and seemed to have the idea that he was
specially deputed by the Almighty to lib
erate slaves and kill slave-holders. It was
always conceded to him that he was a
conscientious man, very modest in his de
meanor, apparently inoffensive until the
subject of slavery was introduced, when
he would exhibit a feeling of indignation
unparalleled. He pent a portion of the
last summer in visiting different Northern
cities, and was tendered sums of moneys
with the understanding that he wished to
secure a little farm upon which to settle
in his old age. It is supposed that lift ..
employed this money thus obtained to.
hire the farm near Harper's Ferry, which ,'
lie u&ed as a rendezvous for the insurrec
tionists, and near which he so recently
paid the last debt of nature. '
"More Copy." z
Once in August, wet and dreary, sat v
this writer," weak and weary, pondering '
o'er a memorandum book of items used be
fore (book of scrawling heal -notes,
rather; items taking days to gather them
in hot and sul ry weather, using up much
lime and leather) pondered we these items
o'er. While we conh'd them, slowly rock- .
ing, (through our mind queer ideas flock
ing) earnest quick, and; nervous knocking.
knocking at the siuctum door. "Sure,
that in u--t be Jinks," we muttered "Jinks
that's knocking at our door; Jinks the ev
Ah, well do we remind us, in the walls
which then confined us, the "exchanges"
lay behind us, and Lefi ia us, and around
ui. allsi altered o'er the floor. Thought
we "Jinks wants to borrow some newspa
per tyi to-morrow, and twill be relml trom
sorrow to gel rid of Jinks, the bore, by
opening wide the door " still the visitor
kept knocking knocking louder than be-
And the scalteied piles of papera, cut
some rather curious capers, being lifted by
tl e breezes coming through another door;
and we wished (the wish of evil, for one . c
deemed . lways civil) that Jinks was with
the (I 1, to stay there evermore; there to
find his level Jinks the nerve-unstringing
borel ' '
Bracing up our patience firmer, then,
without another muimur, "Mr. Jinks,"
said we "your ardon, your forgiveness we
implore. But the fact is we were reading
of some curious proceeding, and thus it
was, unheeding your loud knocking there
before" Here we opened wide the door.
But pliancy, now, our pheelinks for it
wasn t Jinks the bore Jinks the nameless
But the form (hat stood before us,,
caused a trembling to come o'er usr- anoVi
r,,. '. ,. ;..i i k.... i,.... i. :..
of jore; days when "items" were in plenty f ..
and where'er this writer went-he. pic-kepi- '
up inteiesiing items by the score. .'Twis..''- .:
the form of our "devil," in an attitude un- T '"
civil; and he thrust his head -within the -open
door, with "The foreman's' .out o
opy! sir and says he wants some.morer';'?..
Yes, like Alexander, wanted-''more!'' 'A"
Now, this "local", had already walked ' '
about lill nearly dead tie' liad'sauntered .
through the city till his- feet were - very
sore walked through the street called:
Dauphin, and the by-ways running off'y ,
into tl.e portions of the city both public L
and obscure, had examined etoro and eel-
lar, and had
t, from door to door, if anyf
whom we met, trom door to door, if anv:
thing was stirring any acciJ.nl occurring V
not published heretofore;, and had met
with no success; he would rather kinder
guess he felt a little wicked at that ugly Ut
ile bore, with Ins message from the foreman
that he wanted "something more."
"Now, it's time you were departing, you
scamp!" cried we, upstarting; "get youj
back in lo the office office where you
were before; or the words that you have
spoken will get your bones all broken,". '
(aud we seized a cudgel, oaken, that was "
Iving on the floor) "lake our hands out
of your pockets and leave the sanctum ,
door; tell the foreman there s no copy, you
ugly little bore.,' Quoth our devil, "send
And our devil, never sitting, still is fit' .
ting, still is flitting back and forth upon ,
the landing just outside our sanctum door.,
Tars ndowu his cheeks are streaming -
strange light from his eyes are beaming-
ana Ins voice is heard, still screaming,
'Sir. the foreman wants ; some morel"' '
And our soul, pierced with that scream u'.
ing. is awakened from its - dreaming, anrj "
has lost the peaceful feeling had belort; ,
for the fancy will eomfl o'er us; that each r
reader's face before us, bears the horrid """
words "we want a lit tie morel" . Word-'
on their foihead glaring, "your 'funuy'
column noeda little morei"