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lie presentntire in Congress H. 8. BUXDY. " .
' Hate Senator--J. BltADHUKY. - . .
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Common Plas Judfe il. I'. PliVLEY.
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, KeoordcrJONAT HAN BRINE. , . .
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Business Cards. Poetry.
[From the Washington Sunday Herald.]
DROPS OF RAIN.
BY S. E. C. WILLIAMSON.
Tatter, patter, drops of rainvJ
Beat, beat, beat! . ,
like the restless throb' of huniaa' vein,:
Or the tread of fairy feetj . i , : , ,:.,
Quivering on the' leaves, ''' ' " , ,
' Gemming the bearded grain; - .' i
Jewels set In golden sheaves, '' .:.)
Beautiful drops of rain!
Patter, palter, drops of rain,
t Beat, beatjbeatl . ,-,'
Soothing 'the nerve of a Weary brain
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, n UQ musio low uuu aweui, A
Gentle and pwtet and low, .,. .,
., .Whispering peaee to pain-r ',7li. j :
Word from ar) angel Hp ya floff; . .
. : Beautiful drops of rain it, i . ? ; i
Patter, potter, drdps of rain, . , ,,
Beat, beat, beatl- ' ''! vi'.
Lightly tipping the window pane, h ' .
Hastening down thetitreeV. , ' : !
Ohl have our human eyes ' "'
' Wept 'til ye weep Again; 7' i ;!
Ciouds,thal cast from the piltylng skies,
Beautiful drops of ' ralnt " , ' " ' :
[From the New York Mercury.]
MAGGIE. BY J. B. MORGAN.
'Tis said that when we see a star
. Shooting across the night sky blue, ' ;
Tne wish we ameere it eipires ' ;. ' ! ; .
Is destined to come true., '.' V;' .' " ''
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I never see a shooting-star, ,;. i,-. n
, BH that I think, dear one, pf thee, ' '
And from my heart doth,;)eap the prayer
v.Tbat thou mayst happy t. -
OVER THE STREET.
BY BELLA FRENCH.
While you are bringing but darkness to tne,
' Drearjest higTU-- u;-!'-""---':'
Etalmore's palaoe of teauty', x see -' ' "
List lo musio that floats pn., the air '"'"'?
"Musio so sweet i.;,. ,. , '
Nothing but brightness and nappinoss there,
i ; Over, the street.;. y,u;A
Tables are loaded with aostilest fod,
, , '.i Warni it eMk-?o0.-;ir.i r.albl
Never do they without light, without food ,
A Sit in the gloom.'', l-ihr'-.v .-
Here, in the darkness, I shiver and faints-
rtotutng to eai.ii-t ; a a; (! i
Oh! is there ever k sigh of cobiplalnt ' -
,;0ver the street? ' ' ' n-'-?.
' .'idr. i-iM ! (Co v.'t nr.! (;:,
Ethftlmore'draweth a beautiful bead
Dow n.to htt treasVr J's Jj
un tae low. grave oi my iosi nine cmiu.
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Winljii alAema rAat .!
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Ethalmdre'f elyldrea je merry and, wild
' '.. ' Over the street
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jj !a. tO'-i-rJ 0;!i 1a VliiOlf't Iaiioit.
DarverydarkiAt.Sill swrnelk jo, me.; i; jj ffr
Keep ciy heart, ttrugglinfftho! Ufe'l mystery,
tn.Da ;;warnxiwiui iny wvey- j;e taijid
O, shonti'iUie king of the. world oomejbelow,
a. VI f..Chiistians ttf mqet,i:t t V;W ?' i
Tntt you Hed pass lay lone altic to go
Va! i'Over theetreijtf.ia o) :i'-.' ,'.'() i ,
Oaqo': F.orney., .indignant, ; with Billingsgate
To sen! poor old Thad. to the devil Inclined;
jxowrorney ana inai. uxe two ntrat or a
Mostoordially go to. tie devil together.,,; -
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AN UNWELCOME PASSENGER.
A PEDDLER'S STORY.
A cott) winter's nig'bt, several yean
since, found a stfge load of passengers
catbered topelter around the warm firs
pf a. tavern, bar.rqom in a New -England
village. Shortly after ' we arrived", a
Deddler drove ud and ordored that' bis
horse should bo stabled for the night.
After wo had eulon bur supper avo re
paired to the bar-rJom, where oonversa
t ion flowed freely. Several anneodotes
bad been related, and finally the peddler
was asked to give us a story, as men of
his profession woro: generally . full of
anneedotes and adventure3.; He was a
Ehort, thiok-BCt ' man, Bomewhore'about
forty years of age, and gave evideneo of
great physical Btrencth. lie (rave bis
namers Lemuel Vinney, and bis home
was in Dover, New Hampshire. . . .
'Well, gcnt'.emeD,' be eommenoed,
knocking the ashes from his pipe sod
puttiog it in bis pooket, 'suppose I tell
you the last thing, of auy , oonBoquonoe
tbat happened me.' You see I am right
from the Weft, and on my way home for
winter quarters. , It was during the early
part of a pleasant evening, that I pulled
up at the door of a small village tavern,
iu ia Hancock eounty, Indiana. 1 went
in called for my supper, and had my
home take care of. After I had eaten I
sat down in the bar-room. ' It began to
rain about eight O'clock, and it was very
dark out of doors, Now I wanted to be
in Jackdon the nest morning, for I. ex
pected a load of goods there for me,
whipn. I intended to dispose of on my
'The moon would rise about midnight.
and A. know it it did not rain I could get
along . through the mud very well after
that., '. So I a?ked the landlord if he
would sea that my horse was fod about
midoieht. as I 'wished to be off about
two.,, lie expressed some Burpnae at this
and asked me why I did not stay for
breakfast. I told him that I had sold
my last load about' out, and tbat a new
lot of goods was waiting for me at Jack-
1 wanted to go there before tho
express agent left ia the morning.
'Theie were a number Or persons sit
ting around while I told this, but I look
little notice of them ; only One arrested
my attention. I had seon th'tB week a
notice for the detection of a notorious
robber, .The bills gave a discription of
person, and the man answered very
1 to it.. He was a tall, well formed
ftnan, rather slight ia frame, and had the
apfftrurance ot a gcutlemuo, save tnat lua
face bore those hard, cruel marks whiou
observing man cannot mistake! for
anything, but the index of a villainous
dwposition, . . '
'When I went to my chamber I asked
landlord who that man was, describi
ng the individual. lie said he did Dot
know him.L He had come there that af
ternoon, and intended to . leave tho next
Tho host asked me 1 why I wanted
know, and, I simply told him tbat the
s . countenance . was laminar, and 1
merely wished to know if I was ever ac
quainted with him, ; , , .
'I was resolved not to let the landlord
the, secret, but to hurry on to Jack
son and there to give Information to the
sheriff who, perhaps might reach the inn
fore the villain left, for I had co doubt
to his identity., . ,"
'I had an alarm watch, and baying set
to give the' alarm. J went to sleep.
was alarmed at the proper time, and
immediately .,' dressed myself. When I
reached the yard I found the clouds all
passed away, and, the moon was shining
brightly...,. '-. ; . '., ' ,
lXl)e hiostlor waa' easily aroused, and by
o'clook 1 was on , the road. The
was deep, and my horse oould not
travel vy fust,. However, on we went,
in tne course of half an hour were
of the village, , At a short distance
ahealay a large, forest, mostly of pine.
road lay direotly through this wood:
near'aal,, can remember, the distance
twelve miles :' yet the moon was in
east, and as the road ran nearly west,
thought j. should nave lignt enoun.
'I had. entered .this wood, an'd . gone
autba)ftk'.pje when my wagon wheel,
. bump tod a jerk, went into a deep
' Jt' uttered naexdlam'atiou'. of as
r.nnishmflnf but . this' was ' not all. ' I
hecrd'auolher exclamation from the. same
source I What " oould this .mean ? 1
looked quickly around but could tee
nothing ; yet I knew that the sound was
close to me. H As ' .'the hind ' wheels
came'up, 1 felt something ' besides the
from the hole.' -1 heard something
tumble from one side to the other in my
wagon, and I oould also. feel the jar oc
08820000 by ths movement.' It was Blm
a man io my cart. I knew this on
the icatant; of coarse I felt puzzled.
At firet I imagined that some one bad
taken this method to take a ride,. My
neat iaea was tbat somebody had got in
to sleep tboro ;' but ibis passed away as
soon as it came, for no man would have
broken into my cart for that purpose.
And that thought, gentlemen, opened
my eyes. Whoever was there had bro
ken in. My next thought was of , the
suspicious individual I had teen at the
livya He hsard me say that"my load
'was allTold6uK"and of oouVse he sup-
posed I had some money with me. Iu
this ho was right, for I had over two
thousand dollars.- I thought he meant
to leave the cart when he supposed I
had reached a Bafe place, and then creep
over and shoot mo, or knock me down
All this passed through my mind by the
time I had got a rod from tho hole. ,
In a few minutes my resolution was
formed. - My horse was knee tteep in the
mud, and I knew I could slip -off with
out noise. Co i drew my piftoi, and
having twined uiy reins about jhs whip
stock, carefully slipped in'fhe mud and
examined the hasp. The outer door of
the cart lets down, and is fastened by
nasp, wnicn sups over tne staple, and is
then scoured by a padlock. The pad
look was gooe and the hasp was 'secured
in its piece by a bit ot pine, so that
slight force from within would break it,
Mv wheel wrench stood in a leather
bucket on the side of the cart, and
quickly took it out and slipped it into
the staple, the iron handle just sliding
'Now I bad him. My cart was almost
new. made of a stout wmte oak frame,
and made on purpose for hard
1 did not believe any ordinary man could
break out. I got on my oart as noise
lessly as 1 got on, and tbon urged my
horse-on, still keeping my pistol handy,
I knew that at a distance ol half a mil
further I should come to a hard road,
and so allowed my horse to pltoh his
own way through the mud.
'About ten minutes after-this 1 heard
a motion in the cart followed by a grind
ing noise, as though some heavy force was
being applied to tne door. I said noth
inc. but the idea struck' me tbat the vil
lain might judge whore I sat, and shoot
up through the cart at me, so i sat down
on the foot-board.
'Of course I now my un"xpoeued pass
en cor was a viuain, lor ne must nave.
been awake over einoe I started, and
nothing in the world but absolute vil
lainy would have oausod him to remain
quiet so long, and then star up in ' this
carticular place, ine inumomg anu
pushing grew louderj and pretty Boon I
heard a human voice,
. 'Let me out of this I and he yelled
-1 lifted my head so as to make him
think I was in the usual place, and then
asked him what he was doing there.
'Let me out - and I will tell you,' he
'Tell mo what you'are in there for ?'
'I got here to sleep on rags,' he an
, 'How did you got in ?' I asked. , .
'Let me out or I'll shoot you through
the head 1 he replied.
'Just at that moment my horse's feet
struck the hard road, and I knew that
the rest of the rout to Jackson would be
good going; the distance twelve mile?.
slipped back to the front board and
took the whip In fifteen minutes we'
oleared the woods, and away we went at
keen jump. - The chap inside kept
yelling to be let.out. ? ;
'Finally he stopped, and io a few min
utes came the report of a pistol one
two three four one right after the
other, and I heard the balls whii over
my head. If I had been on my seat,
one of those balls, it not two of them,
would have gone through me, I popped
my head agoin, gave a yell, and then
said : '0 God save me I I'm a dead
man I thon I made a kind of a shufF-
Jing noise, as though I was off, and fi
nally settled down on tne tront ooard
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again. 1 now urgeu up tne oiu mare oy
giving her an occasional poke with my
whip stock, and she pceiea u taster man
ever.'1 ' ' L ' ' " ; ; - ' ''
'The man called out to me onco or
twioe moro pretty soon after this, and as
got no reply he made some tremendous
efforts to get the door open, and as this
also at last failed ' him, he made several
attempts on the top. But I had no fiar
his doing anything there, for' the top
the cart is framed with dovettails, and
each sleeper bolted to the post with iron
bolts. I had . made It so. I oould oarry
loads there. ' By and by,' after all else
failed the soamp began to holler 'whoa'
the horse, and kept It up until he bo
came hoarse., AIL thib time I kept per
fectly quiet holding the leins ' firmly,
and kept poking the beast with the stock.
We were not more than an hour going
tbat dozen mike, hot
t a bit of it, I hadn'tlher,
much foar; perhaps I might tell th
truth, and say I had nose, for I had i
good pistol, and rcore than tbat, my pass
enger. was safej yet I was glad when I
came to Jackson village, and in tea min
utes more hauled up in front of the Uv
em, and found' a eouple of men! in the
barn cleaning down some stage horses.' ;
'Well, old fel'ow,1 said I. as I got down
and went to the back of the wagon, you
nave nad a good ride, naven t you f
- rfWho are you?' he said, and be swore
as ne asked tne question. -
'1 am the man. joa tried to shoot.- was
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'Where am I? let me out , 1
'Look here; we've eome :tO''a safe
stopping place, and mind you 'that my
pistol is ready for yon the moment you
show' yourself. Now lay quiflt. 1
Uj this tune the two hostlers hid come
to see what was tbe matter, and Lei-
plained the case.1 After this, I got one
of them to run and rout out tbe sheriff,
and tell him what I believed I'd got for
him. The first streaks of dsylight wore
coming up, and in half an hour it would
be bioad daylight. In less than that
time the sheriff same, and two men with
him. 1 told' him tie whole affair in a
few words, and then made for the cart..
He told ths chap inside who he was, and
if he made the least resistance he'd be a
dead man. I. then slipped the iton
wrench out, and as I let the door down
the fellow made a spring. I caught him
Jiy the ankle, and he 1 came down on bis
aoa, and the moment I saw the chap I
reoognized him. - He was marched to the
lockup, and I told the sheriff I would
remain in town all day. After breakfast
the sheriff came down to the tavern and
told me I had caught tie very bird, and
if I would remain until next morning I
should have the reward of twb hundred
dollars whioh had been offered. : : 11 '
'I found my goods all safe, paid the
express messenger 'for bringing' them
from Indianapolis, 'and then went to
jvork to stow them away in the cart.
The bullet-holes we found in the top xf
tbe veLide, just as I expected. Thsy
were in a line, about five inches apart,
and had I been where I usuallait two
or them must have hit mesomewhere
about the small of the back, and pas
upward, tor tney were sent with heavy
cnarges ol powder, and his pistols were
heavy ones. ' .1 ; .,
'Ua the next morning, the sheriff call
ed upon me and paid me two' hundred
dollars in gold, for. he had made himself
sure he had got the villain,' -r v- ' j
'I afterwards found' a letter in the
posfsoffioe at Portsmouth for me from
the sheriff ot Hanoock county, ' which
informed me that the fellow who tried to
kill and rob me is in prison for life.'
How to Cure a Setting Hon.
for tho hen had come -down on -the
'Timothy, that air 'yaller ben's setting
agin, said xuis.; nayes io ncrson, one
morning at breakiast. .
'Well, let her set ' remarked Timothy,
I reckon I can stand it as long as she
oan, .. -, .. ! . ,.-..
'Now, Timothy, as soon as you ve done
eating, I want you to go out and break
up that ben. She's setting on an old ix
and two bricks now.'.
'I hope Bhe'll hatch
'If she was set now, she'd hatch the
fourth weekim May.- It's a bad sigo
something alters happens after it. ; There
was Jennings' folks, their gray top knot
hatched tha last waek in May, and Miss
Jenkins she had the conjunction on the
lungs, and would have died if they
hadn't killed a lamb and wrapped her in
the hide while its warm. That was all
that saved her.' . . ,""
Timothv finished his breakfast in haste
and departed for the barn, from which he
soon returned, searing ; tne Bquauing
Biddy by the legs. , . , ' . ' t '' ;
What shall 1 do. with ner, . mot ner f
Shtf'll get on again, and she is as cross as
bedlam she skinned my. bands, and
would be the death of me if he oould
loose,'; .' ' ,v . i '., ' '
,1 veheet n it paid tbat it was a good
plan to throw.,, cm up in the air'' said
Mrs. Hayea, 'Aunt iregggy broke one
setting only .three times trying,
Spose'n you try it.' . v'" , '' ' , ,
'Up she goes head ' or tail r cried
'Finn tifa ia tnmaaA Kot sifrwrorta ' '2
Land-o-maBsey,' 1 exclaimed Wlu.ta.
Hayes, 'she's oomine down into a pan of
bread that I set pat on tho great rook to
rise." "Tim, 'tis strange that you can t do
nothing without overdoing it.: ' "
'Down .with the traitors,, up with ' the
stars,' sung but "Tim, elevating Biddy
again with less than a pint" of batter
hanging to her feet. ' , ; , 7 Al " u '
'Good gracious mel wuss ' and wusrl'
cried Mrs. Hayes, and Tim agreed with
well poli&hed tile of Squire Bennett who
happened to be passing, and tho digni
fied old' guntfemeu was the - father - of
Cynthia .; Bennett, the : young lady with
whom Tim was seriously enamoured.
The squire looked daggers, brushed off
the ' dough with h'u handkerchief and
strode on in silenco. i i ;
'Yes, but its goin g vp agamiaio! TI
spitefully, seizing the, clucking biped ant)
tossing ner ai random into tbe air. Kid
dy thought it time to manifest her owb.
individuality, and with' a loud scream
sho started against the . parlor window,
broke through, knocked down tbe sana
ry cage, and landed plump in the silken
lap of Mrs, Gray, who was boarding at
tbe farmhouse. '"",'"' 'V' ' '
31 n: Gray screamed with terror, and
starting up, dislodged Biddy, who flew at
her reflection in the lookiagvglaas with
an angry hiss. The glass was shattered
and.dejrn came the heo astonished above
measure, against a vace of flowers, which
upset, and in, falling knocked over the
stand disb, and deluged.! with, ink and
water a pair ot slippers,-which HeUn '
Maria waa embroidering for her lover,
MK' James Uenshaw. ' i '
Helen entered the rodm just as 'tbe
mischief bad been done, and viewing ths
ruin, she at ones laid it te her brother
Timothy. She beard his step behind
her, and flung tho unfortunate hen full
in his faee.
Their was a smothered oath, and the
hen cams back with the force of a twelve
poundBhot. . " '. ' :
Helen was mad. , Her eyes were ncr
ly put out with, the feathery dust and
dough, and, she went at Timothy with
true feuiiuioe seal. ; She broke his wateh
gnard into a dozen pieces, chroshed . his
dickey, and began to pull his whiskers
out by the roots, when . she suedehly re
membered that Timothy had no whiskers
to pull out by the roots. - - j
-But when she came to look closer she
perceived that the man she tad nearly
annihilated was not Timothy, but James
Poor Helen burst into tears and fled
into her chamber, the usual ' refuge for
heroines; and James, after washing his
faee at. the kitchen sink, went home
sternly resolved never to marry a woman
with such a temper as Helen Hayes had. -
The hen, meanwhile returned to the
barn to establish herself' on ' her. nest,
sullenly determined toeet if the heavens
fell.1 Three weeks after she made her
appearance with eleven chickens. - While
Mrs, H. and Tim did not suoceed in
'breaking up', the letting hen, the hen
had. broken up two matohes for Miss
Bennett was 'not at home' the next time
Timothv called, and Mr. Ilenshaw never
forgave Helen for haying each a temper
Pbbcep? and ExampIiE. Many p'eo
pie lead bad lives that Would" gladly lead
good ones, but do not know how to make
the change. - Ihey have frequently en
deavoured to do it; but in vain ; because
their endeavours havo not been properly
conducted. To expect people to be
goci,.to be just, to .be tomperate,' eto,,
without showing them how the; should
become so, seems, like, the ineffectual
charity mentioned by the Apostle, which
consisted in saying' to the hungry, the
oold, 'and the naked, Be ye fed, be ye
warmed, be ye clothed,', without showing
them how, they should get food, fire and
lAertaln 'son ' of Crispin' recently
called on a. I neighboring blacksmith to get
the steel cxrks of his horse's shoes sharpen1
ed, and being in a great haste, says he,-?
.' "Can't you do, it without taking the shoes
of""1. ; . I
"I don't know," said Vulcan, "but if you
wil hold bis fee in my forge, I'll try.'. ., . ,
; PoRTSMOcrH Iron Markkt. Tha
shipments bf pig metal for the past week
have been light. . Hot blast' is held at
$48 to $50. and cold blast oax wheel iron
at $60 to '$62.. Gaylord & ,00. . have
shipped seventy-five tons of bar and sheet
iron. , Messrs. Green & Co. are .again in
operation, after a brief , suspension in
eeosequence of high watr. Portsmouth
Republicani , , i
- One thousand five hundred men are
ohoppidg wood on the plains for the
Union pacific Railroad, their wives and
their families camping but with them." '
;,'John BnchL--in .one1 of .nui''Utv
pcecbei deolared that one-half of Eng
land was owned , by one, haodred and
fiftv persons, aod that one-half of Sooti
l&na was gwnea oy vwetye.. , , .i
I.1'.' I J r.;
A new branch of literature has , lately
been largely . cultivated reading.' the
thermometer.- . &.'.:. ;.c 'ctifjf.
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The average pay of ministers .ia tho
United States is ?d60 a year...