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Ste. Genevieve, - -
DIt. . S. IlEKTILII,
Siciail Sur"C011. ")ccn arcslcctaul mechanic, bnt .changed, and then as softly and light
a 0 ' died after about two j-ears of illness, ly as if shod with down they drew
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STK. CJKXKVIEVK, MO.;
OuVe and resilience on Main Street,
opposite F. C. Hozic'r & Son's Store.
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R X I E R I E n
SiaAi M Hair-DressiDff Mm,
-Magnetic Ilatferv for th ' .
If III I I .Pnn ii ...! f
Fine Cigars and Tobacco for sale
rpiIE Farming community and the
.y" '"'cnenilly, will bear in mind
WHEAT ami in f!aii ti. -""so
Th.? ;-kuow. ohoi. e brand of
Kniuh-Hour "Cone" and EIov "
and other grades !:,;,( eon.ntlvon
hand for .-ale. ami at the lowest Vo-
i.otsof 100 Ib find upward-,ieli--
t-red kkki: ok cii'ihse. ,
Lots of 100 Ib
TWO YEAttS OLD.
Sitting on the floor.
Had his littlo breakrazt.
Wants a little wore.
Sit nnd shouts aloud he,
With his voice as biM ;
Rowdy little llowdy,
Cnly two 3-cars old !
Two years old to-day, sir.
And with funny tricks
That would make you say, ttr,
'Surely, he is sii."
Sweetest of the crowd h
"With Lis locks of gold;
Tiny Ilor.uy IlowdVj
Only two years olo.
Dimples in his chin, sir,
Koses on his creeps,
Music does begin sir.
Always when ho fpeakj.
Pr.pa's surely proud, he
Likes to hear it told
This is Howdy Howdy,
Only two years old.'"'
Hear his happy ch:i
See his little feet.
As they pitter-patter
Up and down the street. -
It is. you must allow, da
liirhtful to behold
Little Rowdy How.lv
Only two years old.
RoucMi littlu Rov.dy !
Looking grave and v.ise;
IIntpy little Ilnwdy t
AV ith his azure eyes.
No'ro alftniieil or cowed ho.
By your glances cold.
Here comes Rowdy Houdy
Only two years old.
Give the boy a hammer!
Let him have a stick t
Never mind the clamor!
I5ii t ho a btick :
B it ch-ar or cloudy.
Whether warm or cold.
Hurrah for Rowdy Howdy!
Only two yours old !
Published by Request.
To Our Tom on Ills Xarrlage with Mary.
May tho Virgin look down and defend
Our Tommia from want and from ioo.
May he no'cr know tho lack of ft friend,
And may ho never have a foe.
And may tho lady ho leads donn tho aislo
ur the church, iuesus'- mglil a tits wile,
Prove n blessing to him all tho while.
And may they both pass a bountful Iifo.
And Tom, don't forget "our old Tim"
And lus "iKiiicr-neaii nveis you see.
) And sometimes think of "friend Jim ,
Who never will o'ro forget thee.
QUITE A MISTAKE.
I!Y U. LUQUEEB.
In tho thriving village of Holly-
thorn llinru worn fi.5 is common to
such places) a church, post-oflico, a
couplo of stores, and district school,
tIl() jj BCil00i bc;g taught by a
young lady who had a widowed moth-1
j nt Iwf nnil o!t ntu ir nuciiet
For thosako of economy, Miss Eva
Stanley "boarded around" among
I tho scholars, and was considered a
1 paragon among teachers. Her father i
wiucn Dittoriy lmpoverisucu tno lami-,
y. Eva had however, (she being
tho eldest,) received a good plain
education before the great calamity
, camo upon them, and iiobio-hcartcd
' and unselfish, began hero work of as- j
. sistiug in tho support. j
I Tho last week previous to tho holi-!
day vacation sho had been boarding
with a Mrs. Carpenter, who was
making gigantic preparation for ,
guests she expected from New York. '
"You never met my brothers,
Eva," she said, and then began to givo
tuviuiy )uu5 teacuera ucsvnp-;
uuuuiwEui, --J.11U10 a om,ueoige,
and Johny, the youngest: and such
times as they havo when they get out
here and 'rusticate,' as they eali it !
i But, dear me, I don't get much rest .
or peace, jor tncy are like a lot of
boys 2:'t out of school. Such stricks
and pranks no ono ever saw. Tho
last time tney visitca me altogether,
Jotiny anu bam aciuillycuta pane
ot glass irom tho window and pelted (
George cut of my best room with '
" always a ,
T V.n il. i
regular stnto lor
that particular ,
room, for tho bed is a spring ono and
they say they dou't slesp on any
other in tho city. But they don't
get it this time, that's certain.- for 1
i0cP in m,and
end tiio controversy I am so i
iafaird tjiey will break or ruin some
thing that I am glad you arc here,
ifc maJ kccP tncm in check a Httle."
.... - -
,u J v . ,T
other room, Mrs. Carpenter, and do
c, - b-iv
to incommode your broth-'
re no right t do -o
Politically iBdedesdeat Open to
STE. GENEVIEVE, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1872,
" Xo you shan't, Eva," perempto- j
rily cxolamed hor hostess; "and
what is the uso of you going home
vacation week? you can stay here just
. as well as not, and do up your scwingj
Ion inv machine. Your mother has i
enough mouths to feed 1 guess, and ,
. wont miss yours."
The subject was dropped, and the
entire household retired early, for on
' tho morrow tho brothers, young, ar-1
ident and fu'.l of life, were to be there.
But without sending any word of
: their intention they had concluded to
take the evening train, which would
t land them at lloliythorn about bed
time. Geogo and John did so, and
; when" safely seated in tho cars, began
j to speculate about tho absenco of
j "Xo reason upon cf.rth why ho
! should not have been along," said
i ''Xo, for ho told mc this morning
ho would certainly bo on hand," said
: " I can't mako it out, unless ho has
I taken the live o'clock train, by mis
. "Xota bit of it," laughed John,
who fancied ho understood the cntiro
; programme " It is moro likely ho
' took that train on purpose to got into
, Hannah's spr.ro bod-room, and make
' us take
with straw ticks and
" 1 didn't think cf lhat, but t rock
on your are right. Wo must-cun-
trivo to get him out somohow."
" liotyour life on that."
Tho brothers put their heads to
gether and laughed morrily over
some scheme for out-witting Sam,
and accordingly, when tho train
reached lloliythorn about eleven
o'clock; they approached tho house
of their sistor in a stealthy manner,
Climbing Itio lencc in tho rear,
they softly opened a window and ob
tained accc.-s tc the pantry, where
they demolished a mince pto cud a
quantity of tloughnutfl. Then, with
appctitos appeased, they removed
their boots and prepared to investi-
gate tho " best room " stole along
tho hall, which was dimlv liuhted bv
tho moon, ascended the stairs and
reached tho door. The faint rays of
tho moon discloshcd a chair piled with
clothing, and thoy could distinctly
traco the oittlincs of a form beneath
tho bed-clothes, nnd had not tho ro
motcst idea but that Sam was enjoy
ing swcot repeso upon Hannah's beat
A few whispered words wcro ox-
"All ready?" whispered Gcorgo.
Quick as thought, they seized upon
the form of tho sleeper, bed-clothes
and all, boro it swiftly- down the
stairs, out into tho snow, and were
just about to deposit it in a huge drift,
when a shrill scream broko tho still-
ncss of the night, and oh ! horror it
was that of a woman ! And in their
consternation thoy dropped their
burden plump into tho middle of the
"Good Lcavcu!" exclaimed George,
"insn c aam, out some woman, as i
lam a sinner, anu sue uas laiiucu.
Bun and call Hannah."
With admirable prcsenco of mind he
! lifted tho limp form of Eva Stanloy
and carried her into the house. But
nor cry naa eireauy occn nearu, anu
the inmates came rushing into tho
ball just as he appeared.
Gcorgo ! John ! for goodness sakoi
what docs this mean, and who have
you there" aeked Mrs. Carpenter? in
"jjiessca it i know," Dcgan ucorge;
" thought it was Sam, so wo conclud-
ed to give him a douso in tho snow,
for getting into the best bed and try
ing to euchre us. Quick ! 1 believe
sho has fainted."
" Just like you !" scolded Hannah,
as sho assisted in denositinsr Eva
onco more upon tho bed from which
sho had been So unceremoniously
taken : "Beginningyour tricks upon
each ether before you fairly get into
tho house. Clear out!"
Long before she was done with hcr
tirt'de bcr distomfittcd brothers had ,
all Parties-Controlled by Xone.
betaken themselves down stair?,
whero they almost went into hyster-
ics over the joke.
"A pretty kettle of fi-h I" said
George, rolling over the floor and
letting off peal after-peal of laugh-
1 . .
"I should think it war.," replied
John, holding his sides. "Oh! my.
Rut what the d ekens is to be done
about it, and who do you supposed
she is, George :
"Sonic guest of Ilannah's of course,
and young and pretty at that.
don't know how it is with you, but I
feel particularly ismall and cheap
would sell myself at a very low
"Cheap?" roared John: "Cheap?"
I would actually givo myself away
this blcssod minute, and throw som-
tlii.iir in 111 lwtnt Wlint lfk WA tffc
, ,. i . t i t i ii
do. I can t sav ; but I benevo I shall
dig out of this place and get back to
the city before morning, I
got tho courago to face tho music, so
7,.. . i . .
I H iret up and get.
Ho began hastily putting on his
boots, and would have put his threat
into execution, but for tho appear
ance of Hannah who at once asserted
J her authority.
You a o not going a singlo step,"
said she ; r but I don't wonder you
feci cfhained of yourselves. What
on earth possessod you is I'Aoro than
I can tell."
" That's right, Han : pitch in, scold
away. I'll tako any amount just now,
for.I am meek as a lamb. Hut who is
it wo havo played so shabby a trick
on 1" replied George.
"Trick? I should think it was.
Why, it is Eva Slar.loy, jnt as nice a
young thimr a3 over lived. "Sho is
our school-teacher, and this is her.
week to board hero ; and I knew well
enough you boys would bo squab-'
bling over that room as usual, so I put j
hcr in there, littlo thinking you
would como in this stealthy man
ner. " Eva Stanley ? Whew ! A pret
ty school-teacher !" and repeating his
sister's words, he gavo
" Has sho recovered 1" qtietionod
John, vainly endeavoring tc rcs'ain
his laughter at tho wry faces his
brother was making.
"Yes, I soon brought hcr to; but
I don't believe the poor girl will ever
get over hei' fright. She said that
tho first thing sho knew she was bo-, hand, that revcalod the entire scence.
ing lifted up and carried out, nnd sho There; sitting up in bed, with her
was so much alarmed ihat she couldn't ' hair dripping like a mermaid, her
utter a sound ; but the moment tho night-dress deluged, hcr faco color
cold air struck her, sho realised that less and looking terror, was the
sho was being abducted or something young school-mistress, and there was
of tho kind, and had just time to ut-'Sara, with tho empty pitcher in his
tcr a scream when sho faintod. It is j hand, tho very picture of imbecility,
too bad, I shouldn't wonder if sho had staring about liko an idiot at Miss
taken h"r death, being dragged out Eva and the havoc he had made:
of a warm bed this time of night and ' Hannah Goorgo and John instantly
dropped into a snowdrift in that j comprehended tho situation, and the
fashion. Xo wonder sho cried, poor
" G'ricu, did she ?" repeated George,
with a groan.
"I should think she did. I just
took her in my harms and let hcr
have her cry out, while I explained to
hcr how8h(J happened to be mistaken
for Sam, and becamo the victim of
"That was neat iii you, Han.
I'm awful glad you hugged the poor
I little thing. Wkh j-ouhad just given
hcr a brothcrlv quceze for me 'pon
my honor I do. Oh dear! I am in
rackcloth and ashes from this time.
henceforward and forever," replied
George with another dismal groan,
" And how on earth do you expect
us to stay and take the consequon'
. ... . . .
ees V asked John, beginning to look
serious I am for taking mvself off in
stanter. I had rather face a mask
ed battery than this pretty teacher,
after making such fools of our
selves." " I don't care if you had," answer
ed hiss?stor, indignantly. "Tho only
way to do is to bravo it out, .both
of yor, and apologize for your rude
ness. She is not a stupid, bnt picas-
ant and merry, and to doubt yocwill
have a jolly laugh over the affair."
" But Sain ? How the deuce aro
wc to eel slontr with hisz. Ytfu '
know well enough Han, wo shall
( never hear the hist of it from him;
, that it will be brought up at all times
and in all places."
"If you two can keep tho secret,
I'H tiud a way to silence Bridget, and
u is a suojeci r.a win not care to;
, ave uiscusseu, anu, lonunateiy, my
I I t. 1
hUtar.n is away trom Homo. &o go
. oeu anu rest contented.
She showed them to tho rcom she
had intended them to occupy, and
soon the house wr.s ouco more hushed
1 ' ia slumber.
.Meanr-mio their frrolhor Sam had
reached the depot a few moments too
late. lie found tho traiu ho was to
havo taken gone, but upon consulting
a time-table, he ascertained that
another started two hours later, and
so decided to tako it. lie figured to
himself, a ho impatiently crowded.1"."1""" au" ma"u a B.ra,,u
' into an empty seat and was being
1 J . . . &
j whirled a?ong r.t a rapid rate, how
;ly his brothers had ensconced
i , . , , , , , . ...
' by right belonged to him, he being
, . r. ? . .
tno emest, ana consummaica a plan
to get even with them.
Sometime after midnight ho was
diposited at lloliythorn, and reaching
his sister's house, he scouted around
until ho found a way of entrance into
'.ho kitchen, where ho deposited his
luggago and removed his boots.
Then ho quietly stoic up stairs, and
opened the door of tho best iooin.
Sure enough, thought ho, " my fine
chaps, 3'ou arc in clover!" for there
woro not to bo mistaken signs of the
room's being occupied. Garments
were lying upon chairs, and tho bed
was pressed by slumboring forms.
To think of coping with their united
strength by dragging them forth, was
not practicable ; but thcro stood the
pitcher of water, and ho know that a
,00i dousing with the icy fluid would
oring them out quick enough,
is jf j cail-t i,avc lny 0j quarters,"
ho chuckled, "you shan't," that I am
determined on. So hero goes."
He lifted tho pitcher, approached
the bed, raisod it high, and suddenly
dashed tho cntiro contents vpon tho
Such a torront of scroarr.g as lib bad
never beforo heard rang through the
house, and before Sam could collect
his scatterod senses door after door
was opouod, and Hannah, Georgo fnd
John rushed in, clothed in scanty ap- j
parol Hannah with a frightened look
on her face and a lamp in trembling
Iattor, at the command of their sister,
dragged Sam away, while she assisted
the drenched and tcrrifiod girl to dry
clothing, and then took her to her
own room and bed, explaining, for
tho second tim, tho mishaps of the
"I'll liccp you with me now, my
poor child," she said though with diffi
culty keeping back hcr laughter.
Thoso boys are nicely como up with
at any rate; and if it wasn't for your
useuj x woman t care, xuey
ns been so terribly frightened,! 0,.w,.T,ce.r" -T
.7 i j i i 'appear iijclincii to iouow, iiouiwim-
thowaywy best bed has been, ... ...
nothing when thoy como homo but! glic' oftcn reminds her brothcrs-in-study
up eoino trick to play upon jan. 0f hcr unceremonious introdnc
each other; and' continued sho byjtion to a snow-drift at tho dead of
way of apology, "they arc so confined night, and they retaliate by the show
in their offices and stores during' er-bath given hcr by Sam. And she
most ofthoyoar.that thoy let entirely I arms about Sam's neck,
J ' J ' Lml oiili l..ni iii li.rimtlilimrrM.
loose when thev ect out here.
But you aro safe now.'
Hannah kissed her charge, and
went down to see about the boys,
who, a soon as they wcro fairly shut
up in. tho regions below, began toi;c;0, coffee, and was on the point of
thoroughly appreciate the joke : and
.. . & . .... .
nowtnataam was as aecp m tnc mua
as thev in the m'iro. p.'ve no nuarter.
"I'll bo blamed if I know what it all
, ... . .,
means, said San, looking in Corfu-
! sion at his brothers, who wero rolling
u: : ..-w
i kint ttlLaiii; lit v-'ll v liicvLis v. j
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One column, one year. ...... M.00
One-tuf cohran,"oneyear..... S,".M
Or.e-quarter coluro. one year. .20.00
l)ijyel aJveitueBienU ihargnl by
aJvTrlUin? must be
! raid for in advnn;o.
ir Yearly adterJj:enUpayabIequar
terlv in advance.
"Wait," replied George, "until Han
comes, and see if you don't find out!"
And he gava vent to another peal,
Sam had not smiled, and sat look-
,ng the very picture of discomfort
and pcrplesitv, but answered :
"For heaven n cake hold on, bovs!
willing toadtntl that I'm badly
sold gone dog cheap to tho highest
bidder; but hold up long enough to
toll a fellow what it means."
"MeaneT Of course I will," con
tinued George, still holding his idos
"It means that you havo stolen like t;
thief into Miss Eva Stanley' bed
chamber who is a young lady
teacher and "boarding around;" that
thiafc her week here; and thinking
it was your humblo eervant and
Johnny snug in bed, yoi attou.pteil
- .1 4- I ..I- .. I
'I confess 1 see tho point, but can't
the joke; It is a most outrageous
At th:u juncture Hannah camo in
and began rating them soundly;
thereby letting out tho wholo story.
It was Sam's tuin then to laugh. Ho
struggled manfully to retain bis grav
ity; but tho whole thing was so su
promly ludicrous that ho was com
pelled to join his brothers.
Miss Eva was rTbt visible rl Uio
breakfast tablo tho next morning and
Hannah annuouncod that sho was sick
with asevcrocold, whereupon George,
groaned out and called for a bandf l
of peas to put in Sam's shoes, whilo
that gcntlemon looked very contrito,
and John doclarcd ho wanted to shoot
himself. But Hannah had tho unruly
crew under hcr thumb for once in her.
Iifo, and had tho 6atiafaftfon, also, of
seeing them bohavc with something of.
dignity. They appeared to never
forget that there was an invalid in the
house, and went on tip-too about;
and Sam, who seemed to tako tho
entire responsibility upon his shoul
ders, sent of slyly to New York for
choico fruit and flowers, which ho in
duced his sistor to convey to thot
young lady with tho tho ciost abji-.
aj!ol0gio3j and regrets.
In a coiipt'c bT days Eta W'ii able to
conic down stairs. She was looking
quite pale, but lovely, and of course
blushed divinely when presented by
Mrs. Carpenter to her three brothers,
who behaved quite well, consiiTcrin
the unplcafilMtiic? of their situation.
But Sam, who had bro&cti the Ice
by means of Iii-t presents,' was the
iiiot at eao, and by virtue of his ago
and experience, comtltuted himself
the propitiator, and ttas constantly
on hand to otfer Mi Eva a' thoiifam!
nameles3 attentions; and before the
week was out John declared in con
fidence to Hannah that "Sam was
"Gone under completely ?"' echoed
George with one of his dt final groans.
"Jiit think of it, I fan if it had not
bran for that pitcher of water, Sanl
would have been heart-whole thW
blcsed minute. The fellow meets
lots of girls much prettier than she
every day, and with lots of stamps;
too. They say pity is twin sister to
love, and I believe it.
"Sous rarc!"' whRpcrcil John
puchctiilg nt hi mouth.
Hannah sanjr Eva's praises, ami se
cretly commented Sam's choice. She
recommended marriage to all of them"
as being the only sobcri'iig process
frhe was acquainted with. It is a
' ...... "..-...,.
declares that but for that episode she
fear? e!!C Would ne ver have had a hus
band'.' A riiral citizen visited a Boston res
taurant, heartilv enjoyed a cup of de-
I ! leavinsr When asked it he hadn't forgot-
tlilnr. Tfe made an exam-
. . pf rtable. and wid heb-
iii.vn! nrt. "Tt?n cents." was the
, next Ifconic ""w "9"bL
'neighbors said tc.1 and coKee wz- oi.
- tnc frcc li now," said the rural citi-.
' en, " but I won t uc nau, , x ,
it - worth IcimpiUs" aud tftiTcrig
ry emaciated piece of r.i'frwcy.