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VOLUME 10. SATURDAY MORNING] JULY 22, L3T6. NUMBER 23
Sin?: no Sad Songs.
"When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for nie;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree;
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.
1 shall not sec the shadows,
I shall not feel the ruin;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on as if in pain;
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not line nor .set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.
THE GOOD WIFE.
A Norwegian Lkgkxd.
There was onec a man nam2(1 Gud
brand; he lived at a solitary farm on
the slopo of nhill, therefore he was
called "Gudbrand of the hill." Now
this man bad a very excellent wife, a
thing which often happens, but is not
so common; Gudbrand knew also the
worth of such a treasure, so the couple
lived in great peace and happiness,
without thinking about tho progress
ot years and chnnges of fortune.
Whatever Gudbrand did Iiis wife had
wished lor beforehand, so that the
good man could not touch anything
or change anything in his house with
out his wife thanking him for his fore
thought and kindness. Their life was
insured against anxiety; the farm was
their own property, they had a hund
red solid dollars in the table drawer,
nhd two stately cows in the meadow.
They wanted nothing; they could
grow old in peace without fearing
helplessness and misery; without
"needing the pity or friendship of
One evening, as they were sitting
Vhntteriiig together about, their work
tiud their plans, Gudbrand's wife said
to hi in : ''My dear, I have a thought;
you shall lead one of Our cows tc the
"town and sell it. The ottc Which we
tdmll keep will 1)5 quite enough to
provide us with boiler and milk,
why should we trouble ourselves for
hthers? We have money ill the idlest;
We hiive ho children) would it not be
Weil if We spared oiir ilrhlsj Ndfy grow
ing old? Voll Will hHViiys find some
thing to tin in the house; these is first
ibis then that piece of furniture to be
iuended and improved, and I, with
my spinning wheel, shall be able to
Bitty a great deal more With you."
(ludbrand found that his wife was
right, as sbu always was. The very
.i;ext day he led the cow which was to
be sold to the town. But it was not.
hiatkct day, so he found no purchaser.
''Very well, very well," said Gud
brand, "I shall lead my cow back
home again, 1 have hay and straw lor
the beast, and inc way is not longer
to return than it was to come." Then
he quietly took the road home.
After a few hours, just as he begun
to feel a little tired, be met a man
Who was leading n horse to the town,
a very strung animal saddled and
bridled./ "The way is long and the
night is coming on," thought Gud
brand; "I shall not get home with my
cow before midnight, and then very
early to-morrow L shall have to begin
the march anew. This is just tho sort
of beast I might want, I should ride
home proudly, like a magistrate; and
how old Gudbraud's wife would re
joice to see her husband coming home
in triumph like a general."
Therewith hp stopped the horseman,
and bargained with him to exchange
the cow lbrhishDr.sc. But when he
eat in the saddle he felt something
like regret, Gudbrand was old aud
feeble, the horso was young and
lively; after half an hour the cavalier
had to go on foot and wearily led his
horse by the bridle, for it shied and
plunged ut every bush by the road
eidc. "A bad bargain," he thought.
Then he met a man driving a pig
before him "A nail which one really
wants is more valuable that a diam
ond which- sparkles and is good for
nothing," thought Gudbrand, "so my
wife often pays," and he exchanged
the horse for a pig. That was a fine
idea; but the good man had reckoned
without his Vliosl?the pig was tired
and would not move an inch. Gud
braud dragged the beast,be pushed it,
he beat it with nil his might, but all
iu vain ! The pig remained lying in
the dust like a ship stranded on a
sandbank. Gudbrand was in des
' Now a man passed by leading a
goat by a string; the goat sprung
merrily before him. "That might be
useful to me,'" said Gudbrand; "I
would rather have that frolicsome
goat than this atupi i, lazy beast."
Thereupon he exchanged the pig for
the goat. Ail went on well enough
for half an hour. Then the long-hor
ned goat pulled Gudbrand on, who
laughed heartily nt its jump.-; but
when one is no longer young, one
soon becomes tired of climbing over
the rocks; so our farmer, when he met
a shepherd with his flock, did not hesi
tate to give his goal for a sheep. "I
have gat quite enough milk," he
thought, "and this animal is at least
quiet, and will neither weary me nor
Gudbrand was not wrong, there
was nothing quieter than that sheep.
It thowed no ill temper, it did not
butt, but it did not go forward. It
wanted to go back to the flock, and
the more Gudbrand dragged it, the
more piteously it bleated. "This
sttipid sheep," cried Gudbrand,
angrily, "it is more whining than my
neighbor's wife; how glad I should be
if any ono would release me from this
J "The bargain is made if you like
old fellow," said a farmer, who was
passing by. "Take this fat goose, it
is worth nt least as much as that ob
stinate sheep." "So be it,"said Gud
i brand; "bettor to liave a living goose
than a dead sheep," and he took the
gon*u with him. It Was no light bur
.dell The bird! was it bad traveling
cnmpntiinu; with beak and wings it
made.stunt, resistance. Gudbrand was
was soon tired of the conflict; "The
goose," saitl huj "is a bad bird; my
wife Would tuVer like to have sind?
an ultc in her Louse." And at the
first farmyard he passed on his way
he exchanged the ^oose for a splendid
cock, with mnguiliccnt feathers ami
comb; This time he was contented,
but tla.y was last declining, and Guh
brand) \vho had started before sun
rise, lbit his knees totter and his stom
ach Citll iur lood. He entered the
I first, public hotlse became to, and sohl
the coch fut* a dollar, and as he had a
good appetite lie gave away the last
farthing to satisfy Ids hunger. "What
use would the cock have been to me,"
he thought, "if I bad died of
When he came near to his own
farm "Gudbrand of the hill" begun
to reflect over the strange jurney that
he had made. Before he went home
be talked about it in neighbor Peter's
house, who was called the Grcybsard.
"Friend," said the Greybeard,
"how did you get on with your busi
ness in the town to day ?"
"So, so," answered Gudbrand,"!
cannot say that I had much good for
tune, but 1 have not much to com
plain of;" and he related everything
that had happened to him.
"Neighbor," said Peter,''you have
done a strange day's work, you will
he badly received by your wife; I
would not stand in yoUr shoes for ten
"I may have been right or wrong,"
said Gudbrand of the hill, "but my
wife is so good she won't say a word
to me about what I have doue."
"I have listened to you, neighbor,
and am surprised at you; but with all
the respect which I have for you I do
uot believe a word of what you have
"Will you bet that I am right!"
said Gudbrand of the hill; "I have a
hundred dollars iu my chest, of which
I will bet you twenty. Will you do
the same ?"
"Yes," said Pelcr, "and that on the
When the wager was concluded, the
two friends went into Gudbrand's
house; Peter remained standing at the
room door in order to hear what pass
ed between Gudbiaud and his wife.
"Good evening," said Gudbrand.
"Good evening," replied bis wife;
"is it you, my dear ? bow has to-day
prospered with you ?"
"Not very well, not very well,"
said Gudbrand. "When I reached
the town, I found nobody who would
buy our cow, so I exchanged it for a
"For a horse!" said his wife; "that
was a good plan. I thank you with
all my heart; wc can now drive to
church like so ninny people who look
down upon us, and arc no better than
wo are. If it pleases us to keep a
horse we have n right to do so, I
think. Where is the horse ? it must
be taken to the stable."
"I have not brought it with me,'
said Gudbrand; "on the way I altered
my mind and exchanged the horse for
"Do you sc? V said his wife; "that
is just what I should have done, too,
in your place; a thousand thanks for
it. Now when my neighbors come to
visit i s I can place a good piece of
bam before them. What do we want,
with a horse? People would have
said t "Look rtt that proud couple;
they arc too grand to go to church on
foot." Bring up the pig quickly
"I have not brought the pig With
me," said Gudbrand; "on the way I
gave it up for a goat."
' Bravo !" exclaimed the good wo
man; "you nrc tl wise nnd clcVci'man.
The more I think about it the more I
perceive that the pig Would, not have
been useful tons. People would have
pointed to us with* their lingers, nii'l
said : "Look at those people; they
cat up everything that lltcy earn."
But a goat gives milk, gives cheese, to
say nothing of the kids. Take the
goat into (he stable.
"Neither have I brought, the goat
with me, said Gudbrand of the bill.
"1 have exchanged it for a sheep."
"This 1 at once perceive," replied
the mistress, "you did so for my sake)
am I still so young that 1 can nu>
.over stones and rocks ttftci' a goat?
But tt sheep Will giVe. me it- wool] j
take, it into the stablo.'
"1 have not brought the sheep, ' j
sahl Gudbrand. "I changed it lor :t
"Thanks, many thanks said the
good woman. "\Yltat would be the
good of a sheep? I have no local?
weaving is hard work; and when one
has wove one must cut and fseW} it is
better to buy ready-made clothes, as
we have always done; but a goose, a
fat goose especially, I have always
wished for. I already feel an appe
tite for roast goose; let me sec the
creature at once."
"But 1 have not brought the goose,"
said Gudbrand; "? exchanged it lor a
"Dear friend," said the good wife,
"you are wise than I; a cock is better
than a clock, which one has to witid
up every week. A cock crowd every
morning at four o'clock; he tells us
when it is time to praise God and
"Alas! I have not brought the
cock with me; for the evening came
on, I was as hungry as a hunter, and I
was obliged to sell the cock for a dol
lar, or I should have died of hunger."
"God be praised for giving you
such a good thought!" said the mis
tress. "Whatever you do, Gudbrand,
always seems right to me. Do we
Want a cock ? wc arc our own masters,
I think; nobody has anything to com
mand us to do; wo can get up when
we like. As you nie back here again,
dear friend, I am quite haypy and
have no wish but that you should al
ways stay with me."
Then Gudbrand opened the door,
and cried out: "Eh, what do you
say now, neighbor Peter ? Go and
bring your twenty dollars."
And he kissed his old wife with as
much tenderness as if sho were his
Tilden, the nominee of the Demo
crats for the Presidency, is a bachelor
but is not really bad otf in the way of
female company. Wo see an account
going the rounds of ? the press that
there are lour women in all living
with him in his gubcrnalional man
sion at Albany. He ought to boa
stanuch supporter of female suffrage.
Whose Valentino Aro You.
That's WIiat he ?sickd Urs Dak
i.tso A5?d that's What Madk \
Ai.r. the Th??niiK.
It was night?und the night winds
lifted up tl)c diftt on tho streets of the
city, nhqjSvhiskcd in the faces of four
pedestrian^. These four were divided
into two couples, and each couple
consisted of one male ami one female, i
They walked closely and rapidly,
commencing their tramp on the cor
ner of Fifth and Spruce streets and
striking i\ bee-line toward the South.
The two'mcn wore married, but they
hud left their homes an hdui before
to attend a meeting of their cretlilots,
and their wives remained at home to
solve tho problem as to how the ex
penses of the family might be cut.
down in order to meet the stringency
of the times.
The four pedestrians continued
their tramp. A t the junction one of
them turned away. Where they
went noj>one can guess now. The
other two kept on their faces turned
Southward. When they had arrived
at the corner of Twelfth and Spruce
streets they paused in the shadow of
a church spire and he Said :
"Whose valentine are you ?''
And slie put her head on the lappel
of his coat and said in a low; sweet
Jle didn't say anything for a min
ute, ami then when the minute had
vanished; ho did. He said:
"t'omoV to the masquerade next
week. Look fur the heathen Chinee.
I will horlhat one."
And she. said: "I will he the pea
sant girl 'coining through the rye."
And he said : "Won't it he. nice?"
Aitd she said: ' I hope so."
And nb. ns?cd her again, saying :
"Whose yii teilt i ue arc you ?"
And she said: "I Am your valen
She never got any further with the
sentence. She went away as if she
had been hurt. Ho pin both of his
hands up to his eyes and wiped the
contents of three or four eggshells out
of his eyes, ami combed his hair with
his hands. Then when he looked
around he was all alone. He walked
oil' as though a miracle had been per
formed, ami looked around the cor
ner to see if he could see anybody he
ever saw before. Then he went down
to the river and washed his face.
Thou he went up town and took ?a
drink Then ho tried to persuade
himself it was all a dream. Then he
went home cautiously, and when he
got at the gate he whistled to wake
up the (log to make .-lire he was at the
right place. The tlog wagged his tail,
and the master went in. lie kissed
his own babes in they lay in repose,
with the angel smile upon them, lie
looked around to see if his wife was
asleep, and she wa?, as far as he could
sec. Then lie disrobed, and crawled
silently into bed so as not to disturb
the partner of his joys. Just as he
was going \o sleep he put his hand
cautiously over on her side of ttic bed,
to satisfy himself if Lhe was there.
She never moved. "That's all right,"
he muttered to himself, and straight
Then she got up, silently. She went
into the pantry, and came back. She
had something in a basket. She turn
ed up the light, lie turned up his
face, and she hit him between the eyes
with an egg. He put his arm around
the bed-post and said, "Dearie, what's
the matter?" And she turned up tho
light a little more, and threw another
I one. It caromed on his noso. He dod
ged under the cover and held it down.
She went to the foot of the bed, lifted
it up, and "bill'" went another egg.
lie jumped out of bed and said,
"Why, darling, what on earth?"
Then sho put her hands on her hips,
and looking him in the face and said,
with emphasis on the first word,
' 1) hose valentine are you, anyhow ?w
He Hat up tho remainder of tho
night , rocking the children. He knows
who threw the eggs at the corner of
Twelfth and Spruce streets. And he
won't go to the masquerade, cither.
Cunning of the Adder.
A correspondent of the Milwaukee
Sentinel stales that over thirty years
ago in Leeds, Green county, N. Y,
his attention was one day attracted
by the plaintive cry of a cat. Look
ing into a garden an adder was seen
near the cat. The cat seemed para
lyzed by fear of the adder; she kept
up the plaintive cry, as if in grcnt
[listross, but did riot take her eye oil
the serpent, or make any attempt to
attack or escape. Soon the snake
saw that human eyes were observing
him and he commenced to crawl
slowly away. "I then," continued
the writer of the narrative, "conclu
ded to release the cat from its trouble
I took a garden rake and put it on
tbo snake's back, and held it without
burling it. As soon as I bad die
snake fast in this position, it raised
its head, flattened it out, and blew,
making a hissing noise, und something
resembling breath or steam came
from its mouth, When that was ex
hausted I removed ibe rake, and the
adder turned over on its back, lying
as if dead. -With the rake I turned
it over on its belly again, but it im
mediately turned on its back. This
was repeated several times. At lost
it was taken out of the gatden, laid
in the road, and we all retired to
watch its movements. It commenced
to raise and turn its head slowly
looking about the while until entire
ly on its belly; and started at full
speed for a little pool of water in the
road, from which it was raked out
- ???? ?? ? ? ?-?
Why It Wah.?A zealous Cougre
gatioualist once told the following,
which she greatly enjoyed : During
a visit among Baptist, friends in BitLs
burgh she accepted the invitaliuu of
the superintendent to be present at
the Sunday-school and take a class of
little ones just sent up from the infant
department. Tbo lesson introduced
John, the disciple of our Lord. As
older heads have often confounded
him with that John Who "came
preaching in the wilderness," the
teacher felt anxious to bring out his
personality clearly. So she asked:
"By what names do you know this
John?" "John the Evangelist,"
"John the Revclator," "John the Be
loved," answered the eager voices.
"Why was he called the Beloved?"
continued she. "Because Jesus loved
him best." "Why did Ho love him
best?" persisted our friend. Imagine
her discomfiture when a sweet voice
lisped : "Tos he was a Baptist!"
- . . . -ULM I li? ' ? -
Tounds, a young gentleman of Grillin
county, Ca., was engaged in cutting
wood, when a large chip flew up and
struck him over the eye. A few
minutes after receiving the blow lie
made an effort to blow his nose, and
actually blew his eye completely out
of its socket, leaving its central at
tachments. The eye was replaced by
some friend, but the young gentleman
soon after the accident became insen
sible, and had several convulsions.
The eye was amincd by a physician,
who states that it is unimpaired, and
it is firmly fixed in its place again.
Did Not Do It.?The death of a
woman in Louisville, really caused by
heart disease, was attributed for a
whilo to poison, as she died immedi
ately after drinking ale that her hus
bnud had bought, and he had habi
tually ill treated her. An inquest
made the truth clear, and her hus
band then said : "I ain't no darned
fool. A doctor told me she had the
heart disease, and couldn't live more
than a year, so I wouldn't run my
neck into a nooso by p'is'niug her
when the year was most up, would
Good BEEVES and SHEEP in
good condition/ for which full
market price will be paid. Apply to
may 13 If
II K MOVED
TO TUE REAR
A. FISCIIElt'8 STORK
Where I am prepared to serve the Public
at the shortest notice in my line of business.
Thanking the Citizens for their liberal
patronage in the past, I beg a continuanco of
the same in the future.
MOSES M. BROWN, Barbar.
CO ? NC iL UffA M B ER,
Town ok 0n.\n*oeburo,
June 20th 1870.
The Stituo fur the Collection of Town
Taxes having expired, parlies who have
not paid their taxes wilt he allowed until the
lOtli day of July to pay the same with
penalty, after tha. dale execution* will
By order of Council.
T. R. M.u.on;:.
DR. B. J. MUClvKNFUSS
Having entirely Recovered from hin Siek?
lies.?, can be found at his OFFICE over
(i*>o. II. Cornolson's Store, where he will
he glad to SEE his Fill EN DS and the
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