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TJio Lincoln County Herald
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Aiioraty at Law aid Notary Public,
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ft- A Literal 'DoJaelion Wl!l be made tb
A Romance In Kfffl life.
In Garrard county, Kentucky, hi the
year 1844, were married Miss iC'itu Til
lett and Win. Warren. it'll tbcm efie'r
TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 187S-
nr. J. C. GOODRICH,
'XVclxvilre, - Missouri
Vlll 'be In fcroy from tlm to time, Joe nolle
"rrf which visits will I grven in tno local papers,
attornCy At law,
WlHttellc In tho Courts or th HineleeBtb
Will' practice' In tha Courti of the Nineteenth
Judicial uireutl, ana win g.ve special aiienvion
to collections. um;e front room over j. iv
Knot's Bank. vraTS
CHAS. MARTIN Jr.,
r ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice In all tho Courla of the Nine
teenth Judicial I'ireult. special attention given
t the collection 01 acots. Tonav
A. V. MoKEE. E, ,N. BONFILS,
IflcKEE & BONFILS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice In the various Courts of th le and
adjoining counties. Special attention given to
collections ana mailers routing to real estate.
pW OCSae, northeast corner Main and Cherry
streets, just ociow iacieue iioiei. njuvf
J. B. ALLEN. W. T. BAKEH,
AL.L.EN & BAKER,
('Allorueys-at-Law, Agents Slate and
Phoenix Insurance Companies
and Real Estate Agents,
JOSEPH B. ALLEN, Notary Public
B. W. WHEELER,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public,
Will attend to any profeslonal bu,ii.ess In the
"Coirts of Lincoln, Warren, l'ike and Montgom
ery counties. sep7'71n30yl
TTM PRAZIEU. 0 W. COLBE11T
FRAZIER & COLBERT,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls,
Will practice in all the courts of the Nineteenth
'Judicial Circuit. Special attention givon to col
lections and to the saloand purchase andlea-ing
of real estate. Abstracts of titles, warranty
'deeds, deeds of trust and mortgages made out
n short notice. Large number of valuable
farms for sale at low prices. 4P Office on Main
street In'Hansdell's building, up stairs. v7nl4
WALTON & CREECH,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls,
Will practice In all the tiourts of the Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit, and th Supreme Court of the
THate. All business entrusted to their care will be
promptly attended to.
One over Dr. 8. T. East's Drug stole. Office
foours from 9 a' m. to 4 p. m.
BIRKHEAD & THORNHILL
Stilt have their Livery Stables on Cherry st.
the slf a at th brick livery stable on Main street
t tke'eontrery notwithstanding. The original
Lasted Stables, by the above proprietors, are,
as they have always been, a few doors east of
AVithrow'a saddle shop, where the proprietors
Will always be pleased to seo their friends.
Buggies, horses and wagons to hire. Horses
Boarded by day or week. v8o2
J, f, NEtSOTi
NEW HOPE, MO.,
Sella Dry Goods, Groceries, dec.
As they can be bought anywhere in
Hie Stock is Fresh and he will
NOT BE UNDERSOLD.
HE WILL PAY THE BEST PRICKS
rPHE co-nartn'ershlD heretofore eilstinr be
tween John F, Nelson and II. II. Frailer,
unaer tbo name and Style of Nelson it Frasler,
has been dtainlvml liv mutunl Annient. J. V.
Nelson having purchased the entire Interest of
... it. r raster in tne Dimness, ah persons in
usbtod to said Arm. either by note or account.
r earnestly requested to oall and settle the
Hilope, Mo., April 32, 1873.
OUR NEW SCHOOL MA'AM.
"Tell you whit it is, toy, we'll keup
protty oivil for a day or two, and Bee
what kind of stuff she is made of. Sho
is a woman you koow, and we can't put
her out doors, as Hid old Thompson last
winter; nor can we give her snob a
thrasbiDK .we gave that hdwardi who
catae after Thompson", bat as for being
ruled by a Woman, we will just show
them tiuatccs we won't,do it." As it to
emphasi'zo the words, handsome John
Howard cave the door a fierce blow with
the poker, and shook back, the wavy
curls from his white forehead.
"That's bo, John. Tho idea, any way,
of their sending a woman to keep school
for such great big boys as we aro.
don't care how big sbo may bo, I don't
stand it 1" .
. And Ed Conger looked as if he could
do all he Bald.
The other boys were about agreeing to
follow suit, when little Allco Bell, came
running in, saying that the new school
ma am was coming with Mr. Braddon.
"lletnembcr, boys, be civil a day or
twi," continued John Howard, as a
crimson dress and white apron made
their appearance in the doorway.
Full forty pairs o( eyes were bent on
the new teacher, as she walked leisurely
to ttre desk, took off her gloves, unwound
the fleecy "white cloud from around her
rosy face, hung iver shawl on a nail, and
then came to the stove, saying' to Mr.
Braddon, but looking at the group gath
ered around the stove
"And theeo are the scholars, aVc
"Yes, Miss Tamer, and I hope" (with
great stress on the hope) that you will
find them good scholars."
"They look as though they might bo,"
she said, with a smile at us all.
"Well, children, don't disappoint your
teacher this winter: She expects great
things of you, and wishing go'od morn
ingto her, he bowed himself out.
Immediately sho took the school bell,
and going to the door, rang it loudly,
calling tho scholars in and school to
We had little time to say anything,
but there was much head shaking and
many contradictory looks, as we went to
our seats iu a shuffling, disagreeable way,
wondcritig.wb.at next would be done.
We expected an introductory lecturo,
such as our tcachem had always opened
school with ; but, without one word, she
went to her satchel, took out a small
Docket Bible four school house diJ not
euutuio such a book as that), opened it,
and began to read, to a clear, sweet voice
about the infant Jesus.
It was an unheard of proceeding, and
it kept every one of us perfectly still till
the chapter was through, when, to aston
ish us still more, she asked all of us who
wero willing, to fold our hands, while
she asked Ood'e blessing.
In spite cf ourselves, every scholar,
from old to young, clasped their hands
together in an attitude ot prayer, while
our teacher, wim Dowca neaa ana iow,
sweet voice, recited tho Lord's prayer.
I am afraid we forgot the purport ot the
word; we were alt so intent in watching
her ; but the example was the same.
All day long we watched her, and did as
we were bid, and when night came, the
younger scholars, boys and girls, went
home sboutiniz aud laughing, tossing up
their bats and baskets; for tho school
teacher had burned up all the sticks and
rods that day, and bow could she whip
""We will be careful and not need any
whipping," said, little vpeace maker Allie.
But we older oncsisot together to com
pare notes and resolve what should bo the
order or to morrow.
"But how is any ono going to do any
thing with auoh a morsel of humanity as
she i.sT" growled Charlio Sjmpkins, in
anything but good humor with himself.
"She is stouter, probably, for being
small, snapped hd Conger.
"Well. Kd. there is ono thing certain
She is a lady, and a lady bas cot to be
respected." Honest Benny Warwick a
faco plowed with admiration.
"You're a fool, and lose your heart for
every pretty face," returned Jid longer,
"Hush, boys, wait a day or two longer,"
urged John Howard j "we can t tell auy
thing about Miss Tamer yet."
And so. as John was the leader in all
this, everything wont on quietly for a
week or two, when one aay one ot me
boys wanting some question answered,
Btepped up to the teaeber, when aba was
. i -.in i
ooar tne stove, ana caiuug uer siumiuu
to what be wanted, dropped a handful of
red pepper on the stove.
Some-.-oft the scholars know what was
coming, and axiously watebed her. I
think she grew a shade paler for a mo
meot, for she was well aware of the repu
tation of the school, then conquering her
fears, she said cheerfully .
"Edward, I think you must have In
tentionally dropped this pepper on tho
stove just now.
"No I did'nt," he exclaimed, angrily.
"Pardon me, Edward," she answered,
"I ought to have known that you would
never have done such thing." It was
said so kindly j and then she took tho
broom and brushed it all away before any
of us began to sneexe. 8batne was writ
ten on many a oountenance, and many a
scholar took up Miss Tamsr'e cause from
that day. Only two or three held back,
and they meant mischief; but she went
on quiotly, patiently waiting for what
might happen next.
A week after this, there was a slormy
doy. Only lew were at school, and all
day long, John Howard and Ed Conger
whispered when the teioher wai not
looking, made noises with their feet, re
cited poor lessons j and all this in such a
way that she oould not. reprove them
wiiu evening justice, naa sne any aeaire
to do so ; but when she dissmissed school
at night, ehe requested them to remain a
Tncv gave eseh ot'ier the wink, and
smiled knowingly at the rest as they went
out. And when the door was closed.
Miss Tamer came to them with her gentle,
serious way, and laying a band on theirs,
said, kindly :
"My dear young friends, do not think
t came here to scold you or treat you
like children. You are old enough to be
gentlemeu, and your actions mark
whether you are or not, 1 came here )o
try to teach all those that were williog to
learn, and you, who are a head taller than
I, know how futile would be any attempt
to punish you, bad I a desire to do so,
which 1 Vittvo not' and I cannot think
you want to do wrong, when I thought,
the first day of sohool, what good friends
we would be before winter wn gone.
You don't know what need I have of you
what example you set before the
younger scholars, and how much' you
help me make a good or bad school,
"Miss Tamer, I will help you in the
future ; I will be good, I will ;" and with
tears in his eyes, handsome John Howard
was conquered at last.
Honestly, too, John owned to hi
teacher, whom ho was bogioning to love
so much, that he had never thought of it
in that light before. Ho did not mean
to be bad or wicked, be eid ; ho did not
want to be ruled or ordered around by
anybody ; ho never had been.
"And I don't want to order or rule
you," she said, kindly ; "1 only Want
you to do right, and your own sense, with
God's help, will teach you that, every
day of your Ufa. By and by you will be
proud to hear people speak ot your school
in high terms, feeling that you help make
it so, and that being one step upward,
you can steadily climb higher.
"I never had a father or mother to
help me, Miss Tamer, and undo John is
always bo busy ; but if you will forgive
me all the trouble I have caused you this
winter, 1 will be a better man in the
future " The boy that had spoken
belore, was got.e now, and in his place
stood this man ot seventeen years, with
the right ot manhood stamped on
bis broad brow, in bis briAt eyes and
outstretched hand, clasping closely the
small, white fingers of his teacher in a
bond of friendship and respect, that never
on earth would be broken. Edward felt
ship, too, and tho good in hi nature was
truggling with the evil. John rccmed
above and beyond him now a being he
was .soparatcd from. Ho looked at the
small, delicato woman before him, and
remembered tho red popper. He oould
never forget how, before tho school, she
begged his pardon for accusing him of so
ungentlemanty an action, when the
scholars all knew ho had done it; and
great lump in his throst choking him, as
he thought now be bad troubled and an
noyed her in a thousand difforent ways
and now as sho turned from John to him
aud looked with those great loving eyes
now full of tears, into his face, his head
bent over the desk, and bis chin quivered
He bad not John's frank way to com mend
him, but bis heart was in tbo right place
after all, and the good triumphed at last
tie was thoroughly humbled, and
when his teacher held, out her band to
bini, he grained it firmly, and in a low
penitent voice, said :
"I am sorry for what T have done, but
if you will forgive me, I will try bard to
"God bless you in trying, dear Kd
ward ; may you and John live to bo men
that the world will be proud of."
A new feeling, a sense of nobility in
having a higher aim, pervaded tbei
wbolo being, as they quickly and quietly
covered up the fire, nut up the wiudows,
which had been lowered during the day
for ventilation, emptied tho water pails,
and waited for their teacher to accompany
Tht scholars who had Waited for th
result of this interview with tbo ringleaders
ot all this mischief, were astonished to
soo the trio como out together, Edward
locking the door snd John carrying Miss
Taker's satchel, all of them smiling anil
apparently happy ; the two boys being
oareful to go ahead and mako a path
through the light enow for their teacher
to walk in.
The people said it was astonishing that
their school was so nice and orderly, and
all looked on with wonder that the cbtl
dren loved their teacher so. The parents
began to see bow it waa accomplished,
and the committee eamo with great dig
nity and complimented her on the good
discipline, and the scholars on tbo good
behavior, while every ono showed how
great was their rewad for being good.
And now the great man of the place, Dr.
John Belnett, John Howard's uoclo,
whom Mmi Tamor had novor seen,
though she bad often heard of him as the
doctor, the kind, eflioient doctor, that
every one, both rich and poor, bad a
good word for, began to think he must
find time to visit his nephew; and ono
noon John came heralding iu his unole,
and in bis own frank way presented him
to Miss Tamer.
For one moment the doctor looked at
her in glad surprise, while her cheek
grew Very palo. He (hen said, forgetting
the eager faces around him,
"Anna, Anna Tamer, is it you, who
has been near mo so long, and I bare hot
known It, my poor darling 1"
And he took the little hand in his own
broad pal in, and looked tenderly lilto the
upturned, wondering face,
0. Henry, is it you at last?" she
Yes, Anna, and we nave much to say
to each other."
The Soholars stoutly maintained that
tho doctor himself kissed their teacher
then. At all events, the school was dis
missed until next morning, and before alt
the Mrs. Orundy's in town, Dr. lleinett
walked home with Miss Tamer in broad
daylight, leaving John filled withamaie
raent, woudering what all the world was
After,(thi8 there was a happier light
in Miss Tamers eyes as sne roovoa
around the school room, pud littlo by
little the wondeiing people discovered
that vcars ago. some four or hvc, before
Anna Jomer, waa an orphan; she bad
known and been betrothed to Henry
Ueinett. who. to further pursue his study
nf mnilininn ttcnl to London, and white
be was there, Anna s parents moved West
and died ; and then the old story of lost
letters, but never a thought that the other
wai. not true, some, people say it was
chance, but Anna esys it was a kind over
ruling Providence that brought them
together at last.
In the spring, when Mature was don-
diuk ber most beautitul robes, and bios
soms were putting forth on the trees and
shrubs, and the scholars vied with each
other in adorning with etergrcens and
flowers the little white church under me
bill, where Anna Tamer early the next
morning would come to go out no more
Over tbo altar was arranged in whito
flowers and evergreens, the mot'o "God
bless our beloved teacher. iwloro the
door, and half way down the walk, was
an evergreen arch, on the tbo top of.
which, arranged in wluto flowers, were
the words. "Uur beloved Anna, while
as they came out of tbo church, thoy
read, "Uur happy doctor and his wile
Annu heart was full to ovcrnoxmg
She bad been very sad and lonely since
four year ago, when her parents died, and
sbo had waited long tor him sue loved
but ehe had waited patiently, and she
knew God would make all things right.
and her faith never faltered.
Now, as she looked into tbo manly face
of ber lover, and saw bis glances ot ten
dcrness, his countenance beaming with
happiness, looked around ber and saw
the testimonials ot ber scholars love
she felt that she had received an exceed
inn great reward.
Years have patscu since thatuay when
Anna Tamer became Anna lleinett, and
in a city where her husband and herself
are known and honored, sue sits in
cosy room in one of these cheerful little
villas that we nil admire so muen, anu
reads to ber husband, who in dressing
gown and slippers, lounges in an easy
chair near her, and with his feet on the
fender, ot the admiration and honor that
the (Ion. John Howard receives from the
peoploof this state.
"Yes, Anna, I am proud of my name
sake, but you found his incentive for
"I don't know, Henry ; Edward Con
ger. as well as John, was Dorn wnn
fortune in store lorbim; only Edward
chose to win bis greatness in treading tb
path of the mtck and lowly Jesus
hear that he has become known for his
single bearteduess in every-day life."
"They aro different men from what
their boyhood promised, said the doctcr
"Tho seed of goodness was iu their
hesrta from the first. I shall alway
think of tbut winter in Clinton as one of
tbo happiest in my life.
"Mine too, dear Anna, for had it not
been for you. Dr. lleinett s sign woul
never have been seen out of Clinton, and
I should have missed the loving littl
faco that is my sunsbiue and blessing
Cut This out and Keep it. Frank
lio Dire, n highly respectable and intel
ligent farmer, of Galena, Kent county,
Maryland, gives the followiog as a sure
cure for the bite ofa mad dog. As will
be seen he has tested it, with the most
Blectampane is u plant well known to
most persons, and is to be found in many
gardens. Immediately after being bitten
take one and a half ouncos of the root of
the plant the green root is preferable,
but tho dried will answer, and will be
found in our drug stores, and was used
by me slice or bruise, put into a pint
of fresh milk ; boil down to half pint,
strain and when cold drink if, fasting at
least six hours afterward. The next
morning repeat the dose fasting, using
two ounces of the root. On the third
morning take a third dose, prepared as
the last and this will bo sufficient. It is
recomeuded that after eaoh dose nothing
be eaten for at least six hours.
I have a a'dh who waa bitten by a mad
dog eighteen years ago, and four other
children in the 'netgliboihond were also
bitten; they took the above dose ; I have
known a number of others who were bit
ten and applied tbe samo remedy.
Bootmaker (who baa had a deal of
trouble with bis customer) : "I think, sir,
that if you wore to out your corns, 1
could more easily find you a pair,"
Cholerio Old Gentleman: "Cut my corns,
sir 1 I ask you to fit mo a. pair of boots
Id' my feet, sir 1 I'm not going to plane
my feat down to fit your booti I"
A teacher wis illustrating the' points
of tbe compass to two' pupils. "Now,
wbafis before you!" "The North, sir,"
said John, who was ah intelligent lad.
"Now, Sammy," said lie to thb Other,
who bad jdst donned a long boat, "what
is behind you?" "My coat tall, sir,"
Back pay Settling for a Coat; or
getting a luraiuiiig ot school,
Gossip Concerning the Parties aud the
Ivimav el BCfiarauuii.
From tbe Cincinnati Enquiter.
It is announced that the Horf. Charles
Sumner has obtained a divorce from bis
ife on account of five years willful ab
seace from bed and board, which is a
ground for a divorce under the laws of
Massachusetts. We have a suspicion,
founded upon the gossip of Mrs ti randy,
who iu this instance, we aro quite sore,
as not made a misrako, that .M rs. Charles
Sumner has really tecurid the svndcring
f the marital tie, rattier than her dis
tinguished husband, although it appears
iu his name. Mts. Charles Sumner waa,
at the time of her marriage, a widow,
young aud blooming, still in ber twen
ties, and, we believe, without any chil
dren. Her first husband waa the eldest
son of Mr. Uoopor, a eaillkmuire Con
gressman from Massacuutrctts. it is be
lieved iu Washington that juts, fumner
had a good legal ground for a divorce
gainst ber husband, recognized as such
under tbe lawa of all countries and
states, but that sbo was unwilling to
plead it, both from motives of delicacy to
ber and to himself, and that, therefore, it
waa mutually arranged ibat she should
absent herself for a period that would
give tbe N;nator a legal right to cancel
the marital contract.
We know r.ot how it may be. but it has
been said that a jealousy on tbe part of
tho bonorublc Senator had considerable
to do with this unfortunate proceedmg
When the parties were married, one, we
presume, was in the neighborhood ol
thrco reore, and the othvr a score and a
quarter. There was, therefore, naturally
a disparity of years and tastes and habits
t his almost universally produces an un
happy maniago. But in this instance it
was aggravated. Mr. ooinner was not
only a bachelor of long matured habits,
but be bad formed other connections ana
associations peculiar to himself even
aside from that fact. For instance, it was
said that he always had his carriage at
the door at any ball or party they mutu
ally attended, at which he would say,
'VJauauj. it is uow icu uuuuii i. is
time to go home, and our conveyance is
below." She would reply, "I am happy
to bear it. You are sleepy and tired
Go homo and go to bed, but I am not
vet ready. I will follow you by and by
So good night, my dear." Then, as we
have said, tbe Senator was said to be
morbidly jealous of a certain gentleman
connected with the l'rusfian Embassy,
whom be bad himself introduced to his
wife, and extolled in the highest terms,
and which gentleman afterwards escorted
, . ...... .
ner to many eveniug nuiusuiucuis wuiuu
ber husband's habits forbade him attend
log. Une day this young auacne received
a very peremptory letter from Berlin
orderinghim to return homo immediately,
and recalling him from tbo I'rusMan lo
gation. He was thunderstruck by the
intelligence; not conscious of any offense
against bis government. He, therefore,
wrote to an influential friend at home to
make inquiries of Count Bismarck as to
. . ., . -I-.,.-
wnat was tne real reason oi tins very ex
traordinary proceeding. In reply he Was
informed that the chairman of the Senate
Committee on Foreign Uelations, who
was then Senator Charles bumner, bad
written a letter requesting his recall, and
that tho Count did not consider that he
was authorized to refuse a request coming
from such an influential source in the
government to which he was. accredited.
Of course tbo young Prussian geutleman
duly informed Mrs. Summer of all this,
and rumor huth it, that that lady was not
at all pleased with the conduct of her
husband in tne matter. The German
Secretary returned home, and for a time
that cloud upon the marital relations of
tbe Senator disappeared.
But bv and bi. as it was announced to
tbe public and (rethink, by an agreement
between tho parties, A!rs. Sumner's
health required that she should leave the
American Continent, anu oreaiue lor a
limo tbe air of Kuropb. This waa ao
cordingly done, and the' atmosphere has
beon so bracing and the scetocVy so.pfoas
ant to. say nothing of the companion
ship that she has lingered there so long
as to enable Mr. Sumner to obtain the
divorce for willful absenco, required by
tbe statute. Mr. Sumner will resume his
old bsohelor relations, and his late wife
a young handsome and wealthy widow
will be a prize to be contended, for by
gentlemen of position who are in the mat
Boston school girls play foot-ball, and
and find it better for striped stockings
than even croquet
"Among all my boys," said an old
man, "I never had but one who took
after mo, and that was my snn Aaron,
who tbok after me with a club."
Rhode Island waa devastated on Friday
last by the explosion of a soda fountain
at Newport, I he neighboring state es
caped with but slight injury.
A Tennessee man wrote liis will on a
psper collar, and it passed through pro
bate as well as aity other will; tUodgb a
(title unhandy about nl.iqg.
A western piper, itlmiies. briefly thus :
Mrs. John Bagg of Omaha has left Mr.
John Bagg, taking the- money bags, and
leaving John to hold tbe little empty
A boy who tushed breathlessly into
tne nnuie ioiu nis inoiner mat ne just
saw a borte running swiftly by, and a dog
sitting on Ini tail, was chided for reck
leisness of speceb, but bis mother changed
her miiid when it was explained that the
dog was titling on bin unu till.
their marriage lived Miss.I.a'nra li. Til
lett, a half sister of Mrs. Warren. ,
For five years the married relations oT
Mr. and Mrs. WaTfen 'were 'ol the ordi
nary character, one' child, a 'daughter,
blessing tbe Tininn.
In the year 159 matters ciiangcd. 1 he
California ' fever". roged in Kentucky as
fiercely as elsewhere, andDIr. Warren
budo farewell to his fatnily, and sat oiit
upon his journey to the gold mines.
rrom this dales a singular history. ,
For seven long years his wife waitcA
patiently but hardly hopefully for bin
return ; for a rumor had reached her
that in a combat with tire Indiana ih
Californio, he hod been killed.
By the laws of Kentucky atrhat I fine,
'five years absenco without commuuica
tion with tbo husband or wile restored
the ono remaining at home lo all his or
her rights as an unmarried person.
Iu the meantime Mr. Uco. U. liiyant
had met, courted and married Miss Lau
ra B. Tillet, who, after bearing him two
children, was taken away from him by
the hand ot death. Having been raisca
mainly by her sister, Mrs. Warfc, it
was her especial request that upon her
death the latter should have the cspeci
care of her children. ,
In duo timo after the dealh of Mrs,
Bryant, and seven years after the depart
ure of Mr. Warren from Kentucky, Mr.
Geo C, Bryant and Mrs. Kate Warren;
formerly Miss. Tillett, were united ii'i
marriage. Very soon therealier they
cafce to Independence, Mo , whero ihey
have ever unco tended, and where M ss
Mary Warren, I he daughter of Mrs Bry
ant by bor first husband, grew into wo
manhood, and married Mr . C. Chris
topher, now of Pleasant Hill.
To Mr and Mrs Bryant, who havo
been married now about seventeen ycarif,
have been born two children. Now
comes the strangest pert of our atory. t
Some time since it vas rumored ih't
Mr. Warren, whu had not been heard of
fdr twenty-four years, was not dead, but
living in Trinidad, California. He had
written to a friend in Kentucky inquir
ing about his wife and children; he learn
ed something of the facts in the cai ",
aLd in another letter indicated that ho
should visit them.
In pursuance of his determination, the
long lost Wm. Warren, now about sixty
yoars old, gray and feeble from sickness
and troubles, almost weary of life, but
desirous of looking once more upon tho
w-.te and child or his youth beforo bo
died, arrived at Independence. He fnsi
kindly received by ibe iatuily of Mr.
Bryant, to whom, in short, be tells tho
Bad story of his twenty four years wan
derings; first in the gold mines', whero
lured by tho deceptive glittcrin'ga tif tTw
precious metal, ho dug from yea- to year.
over hoping, always di-appou ted, he fi
nally yielded to ill luck, aud became tired
of life. Poor and disbcarted, he made
the fatal mistakoof his life ih not return
ing to his leng waiting family Not un
like thousands of other men, noble, good
men, under similar circumstance, ho
yielded to the temptation 'of tbe intoxi
cating cup, and for years dissipated away
tbe life whiob bad been given btm lor no
bler purposes. But manhood once strong
in him, again resumed its sway, and with
it camo disease. Paio'j'sis had seized,
upon him, and he was prostrated by its
death like touch. Duting a lung illites-tV
aud gradual convulesconre, tbo desire for
borne and the friends ot his youth grew
upon him, and the deter initiation ,t'o seo
them once moro, if permitted by Previ.
dence, became fixed in his mind.
When ho left California a .few weeks
ago, he doubted whether be should over
be able to reach Independence. Happily
however, his Tieulib improved on tho
way.and he arrived here safely.
He is o kindly disposed old gentlemen
and fully recognizes all the rights of other
nartioa. acnuired hv what ho frnnklv ao
knowledges to be hik own fault. He is
frank to confess that he bad topeited all
righl'a as tbe husband 'and father ; npd tho
frail old man is filled with gratiiideand
an overwhelmed heart by tbe kindnoss
and consideration which bo has mot at
the hands of Mr. and Mrs. Bryant and
his daughter, Mrs L'hrlstopher. At tho
home of the latter it is provable hu All I
end the remainder of a lifo at once id
lull of incident, romance, dappoiiituientl
sickness and sorrow. Ho knows of but
one living relative', an aunt, 1. 1 I Oil nvillci
Ky., whither he baa gouo to tUil h'cV an,
one riauu from the dead. He knows of
no olhor living person, except his daugh
ter before mentioned, in whose veins runs
ki'nderd blood. His acquaintances aro
gone, and he U left a wandering pllgriin
wboHe life has miised the port of Ihl.
world but which, ill the collrre of b iliira
bust ere long he mooted upon the shnr'eJ
of eternity. Tbero may the weary find
An arch young lady should I'd aH
archer, for she can bend ber beau as she1
The tiiania for old luben again rigcsl
bold coitee proUlires llie desirable tiiitof
age njulckly abd effectively.
Says Daubury : "Ever) body miisl
have taken down thu family Bible on last
Sunday!, Thedu t is iuttbrablk.''
A vounc husband handed his
dozen buttons itib other day, uud at
bor to put a n:rc id icem.
Tbe Australians nover sue for a di
vorce. When a b'd.band wonts his lib. fly1
hetakca his dear wife tb the brow ofthd
cliff to view the gbfgeo'as siintetj dud
over .'hi tots.