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WEEKLY IndeiDeiicieiit 111 ail tilings. TELEGRAPH VOLUME IX. NO. XLVI1I. ASHTABULA, 0. SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 27, 1858. 3U0L1 TERM or MJIWCHIPTIOW. itrlelty la erfranet, II au at the end el ill monthe, I1 I tat end of lh year, ADVEilTIMlVn. One eouare one week I M .a munlliiniiMki I 0 aeequere three mot, t W ae aa,uar ell nvt. 4 oo Two tonaret three mot. M two aqutrea l mot, I 00 ana euuare nnp 9 00 (our tnuerea one year 12 WO One tmeare on tmt a him enlamn ana year So 00 aiineaa Card nf not ever tlx llnee pai year w Twelve llnta or lata af thla tUa lelter mnVt a enuere, Obituary Notleee of more than live linen, nnlen nf general tatereet, will at loeertea at we tame raw at earerllln mallei JOH PHINTINO f avar aVterlpUoa attended to an tall, In tba matt tatteful BUSINESS DIRECTORY. VA HIT! EltS' HANK OF AIIITADILA. orricE hoiks rtw A. M. to 12 K. and From 1 to I P. M. Exchange en New York half par eent. Phyalelaiia. FAERINtiTON A II ALL. Physicians and raoa uoeje in oia lull l ir t ai nnetnn, a. h. fa rri eoTow, at. a.i ip, AthUbala, Jan. 1, 1IA4. . a. mu, a. b. O rRENTISS, M D.f Motiroeville, Huron nty. O. Atlorii'ya. IT ALT KKLLOOO, A WADE. Attorneys at Law, JtnVraan, Athtabula Cenntv Ohio. Particular alien tiea paid ta Penaioa, Bounty-Land, and Pattnl Application!, Alvkkt A. Mill, Frneeeuting Attorney. Aavta Kklmmjo, 4M liHcira Wtne. SHKKMAN k FAKMKIl, Attorneys Countellnn at Law, Aahtetnile. (Mile. lid 41 CIIAKLKS BOOTH. Attorney tailor at Law. Athtahubt, Ohio. ami Conn- 41 W. H. OH AP.U.VM, Attorney at l- JtiM ntf tkW IVaVC, intitlM4nntr of lW1 for Mfrhlffiui .. low, trite Uuwa 4onni east of th Tramotit llou. C H A FFKK, A WOOIHIUBY, Attorneys, Jtfftreon, Athtabula touaty, OWe. 419 N. L. Catrria, C B. WooneraT. Holds. FISK HOUSE, Ashtabula. Ohio. K. L. HoLaaooa, Proprittar. Aa Orardbua raanlnf to and fmm evarv train of cart. AlfA, a Rood llvtrrntabH krpt in rno wtalea with tbla koaaa, ta eenrar aaaannra to ul derlrtd point. 4H AVKUIUAN Jrtrrrwin. Ohio. HOUSE Jabn Thompson ASHTABULA HOUSE, Robert C. Warm- iagtoa, Athtabula. O. fflcrrbaiitK, 8. BEXHAM, Jr.. Dfalcrin Dry Ooo(in,Grocc- ritt, Croetctry aad ilaw H'are, and all tliote articlra utuallr found la a complete and well aiipi.lled country Htoret. New Duiliiin(, tecoud dour touth of lie t'itk iiuiue, Anhtabula, Oble. 455 EDWARD II. ROBERTS, Dealer in Fancy and -tuple Dry Uond, ldiea' Cleaka, Kurt, 8klrti, Cereeti, Cnoiee (Jroeerie, Slielf iiardwara, crockery, 4c, r'ink't Block, Athtabiila. . 4i TYLKtt COLLINS. Denlcrg in Dry Goods, CreceHee, Cmckery, Uoott aad !bnea. Mat, Cant, it., Ac, next door south or Athtaoula llauce, AMiutrala, o. 1 J. F. ROBERTSON, Dculer in Dry Goods, Groceriee, liardwara, Crockery, Proritiona, Iloott and Hhoea, and tvery atber elate af floodt utually looked for la a Pint Claat Country store. Courtety and lair deallag are the laduoeaienU oOered Ibra thara af pablie faror. Maia ttreet, AahUbula nkin. ROOT A MORRISON. Dealers in Dry Goods, Oreeerie, Hoota and Hhoet, Uatt and Cant, Hardware, Crockery, Hor.ki, I'aintt, Uiil, Ac, I'oat Cilice building, Ahtahila. 4I GEORGE WILLARD, Deulerin Dry Goods, alraetriet, IUU,Cnps Boota and Hhoea, Oroehery, Clam ware, mauufcicturer of ready-made Clotliinr. Alto, whole " aala and retail draler in Hardware, Saddlery, Nnll,lron,Stre1, Itni(t and Mtdicinet, Painta, Oila, Dyattulfa, Ac, Main ttreet. Afhtabula. 419 j. G. WRIGHT. Dealer in Millinery Goods, Worked Collart and Sleerra, and Faucy Cooda. Next door ta the Poti o.ner. 470 WELU-i at FALLKNEU. Wholesale and . ltetail IMalera la Wettern Keterre Iluttor and Cbeeiw, Dried Fruit and Flour, Athtabaula, Ohio. Ordrra retpect lllT aoliciled. and Blled at the Lowent cath cort. 419 PRENTICE k SMITH, General Grocers and Dealera In Prerieloaa, Produce, aad aa forth. Mala itreet, Anhtabula, Ohio. 414 Ueullalry. !. It. BECKWn II, Surgical and Mcclianical Denllnt. Colbmek. Olilo 347 Uatrbet, Jrwelrjr, etc. 0. A. AMSDEN, Jeweler. Repoiring of nil klndt of Watchet, Clockt, and Jewelry. tiLop, nppotite the FUk Hoaee. Anhubuia. 0. 416 i7w. STEELEWatch nnd Clock Maker, and Paalar tn Jewelry, Silver, and Plated Ware, Ac Mechaalea' How, Athtabula. C'lulkiliaT. PniGIIAM A CO.. Wholesale and retail Peaierelel Head Made Clothlnir, FuraUhlnf Oooda, llata, Caaa. Aa. Aaktalwiaa. ' 9 J, A. TALCOTT. Dealer in Ready-MadeCloih- Uf , llau. Car, and Furnlthinf Gondii, af all kind. Oppo aite lAe farmere lUuk. Anhtaiiula. It. FASSETT. Agent for the Purchase. Sale, a Rentluf of Keal Kutetr, Inaurm ca, NrcotUtlnr Iiant, Col lectioa af Debta. Ac Property told for Conimitrina only, aad at aab) no chaite. A tale, direct or indirect, contti- atet a commltrlnn. Comer Main and Canter atraett. Aahta- , lU lo. Alto, Aoury ruDiic. 41 C. C. DIBBLE, General (Collector, and Loan, aad Baal EtUte Agent, Katt Athtabula. Ohio. ALKXANDKU GARRETT, Und A (rent No. Ad Wattr etreet, ClereUnd, O. Iindt for tale in Iowa, 1111 atoSa, rrlm'f'". and H.'uaeaeta, at i AO per acre, anil un wtnu, g9 Malta faurltirrei. CVjOBGE C. HUliKARD, Manufacturer of Tin, fewotitoa aeA Capper Want, aud IValer la Baatera Coakinf , Parlor, (Uc 4 eaf- hipilatiiia eliaeUran Mnw Iron Pumpa, ehaia -, lead rheet Iwn, aliett Wrt, ' aheat alao. wvaat tnjtur. det kraaa, Ua piate nMlain ket tlaa, dairy kettiaa, Kaatero A-ara. ultiva-Ma and utnat otlt ar kindt of famiiu utenailt. lae, aale Aaent lor the aala tttrwait'l Celebratrd Air Tat turxuar aud Ulntrr CorA in Store, tor taei.intef AthUbala. Athtabula. Ohio.Alt) H. TOWER it HON. Maeliiuinln l.uiUk'ra of Stationary and Portable ptaani Enftnet. IfSaw, and ntlier Mill Work, and Jobbing and rteuwirin- dona to order, oa abort notice, tat ia vorkluaaUka auuu-tr, arwIJi Main at. Athtabula. 414 Q. C. CULLEY, Manufuctrirer of Lath, Sidinj? Chaeaa thixea, Aa lUnln( and Matching and Scrwwi-Aawiu- dona an the abortaat notiot. bhop souili tide at Um Methoditt, Church, Aehtaewla, Ohio. 40 A. a. ABBOTT, Lumber Dreuior, and Nairn- faettirer of and Dealer la Sbinglet, Lath, Feaxd fluff, Ac Ae. Vietag. and tlioutar nawtne aone to oraer. Hata atreot, aoarlawer'a Maahina thop: AahUbula. 414, 3, B CROSBY, Iron Foander, abd manu- rketartr aad laalar In Plowa, Plow Ctii., Will fait- itiea, Ae. Moat deeerlpUeae of rouotiy M ara awae la tnttr Aihti tabula. Ohio. VT. W. 8MlTH-Muiiuracturerof Sole. Up pee and Heraete leather, and lWJtt in Fienah Calf, and Llatot Bklac Cub paid for Hide, and Skint 419 naaleal. 0EORGE H ALU Dealer in Piano Forte, -nd Mtlodaona, PUno Htoola, Caeera, Inetractien BaoHA. etc , Peaet aornar Main aad Centre Street, rev of H. fataet'l Oftca. AahUbula. fed advertlaemeota. did el. E. CHAPMAN. Dealer In Musical Merchon- dir., Hooka, t-w.e Btatlowry. Torn, and Fancy Artlclet, at tff'J"? Zl?' - eouth of tba Bank, 41 t araitore. PUCRO k BROTHERS. Moi.ufactaren af a Irtalert In F neiy. euw general i noenaeeia, ana oianufaeturtrt of Cof- " npiione, ano every ta- it-aerai rndertakeia, aad oianufaeturtrt of Cof- aaeio oruw, waia pwevi, pun, pi Bouui ruu 4 Buuare Athtabula. LIM'S SATAGR, Fumit-re Dealer and Man- luWaMr, etram eatablhhment. North Main atraaL new the mat af Ore Farriugtoa a HalLAtbtahula, 0. 419 EatclaedrfMi t.4 irVeeii.g. 0. B. IIOLIIROOK, Fraotloal gurreyor, Boat Athtabula. Ohio . 40 Boeu audi Hkoeia. D. PHILLIPS, Boot and Shoe Store, Fink. 1 Beach, aefatoMfb-ae, Aaktabalt, O. ila nktaecilaneoaa. SPKXCF.IRAN WRITING, A new rtieel mral lre of tr J . eorrtct ai d Hplrndid Eiarrlrrt enibracina. both Riinlnara and Ladiaa' Ktrlva jurt pab liiiktd, tae-ainilla, from tlatl pbtta, and ami by aiail for U eanta. Price of th Whole J'aper frttein to one ad draai pent paM, ft l. rT More. Hrallr food Writert bare ort(inated la thli Sriirm than in all other. Addreaa P. R. HI KSCfP. 401 flenera, Arhtabnla Co., Ohio.' A. RAYMOND. Dealer in Frail und Orim natal Trm, Hhnilrr, t, PeaBtld, Moama Count, Hi vera. uraeriiMiieiiea. W. II. ALLKN. Hook Binder Bookp and Iftfftnlner bound In are .trie deitited. Blank booka made and miea ta nmvri Jrffron, O. H. A. MARSH. Successor to E. Howell. J DagtierreotTie and Ambrotypa Artitt. A'an, K. Howell't new Papert?ie, recently Patrnled. Ixickett and Mlneature linn filled at rerunnahle eaten. Picture! taken On patent leather, If dertred. f Hnrrme, I ret bu tilling aoulh of the Hank, Main .treat, AnhUbtila, Ohio. WILLARD k REEVES. Dealers in Itolinn and Rutland Marble, (Irtre Stonea, Mnnumenbs Table Topt, e-, Athtaoula. A L. THURSTON, Cartman, has taken the F.etablUhnient of farld Camp, and will (tire lilt attention to Draylng to and from the fteput, and about the Ulan. AaiiTASri.il, April 1A67. 1A EMORY LUCE, Dealer In Sweet Potato, and other Early Plnhtt tnd Vetettblee, Aim, Denier In Piraerred Frulta, Toroatoti ite. Cant Ath tabula, Ohio. 4jJ STANTON & BROTHER Li verv and Pale stable. In connection with the FUk Ilouee. Atlitnbtiln. Ohio. An tlor inndhiit Knnnlng tn and from every Train nf Part. the Country. Charifrt Peaennal rtttc le. LIME. We slmll Fell Lime at tlic Ilnr bnr th year nf 1368, at 28 cent per rtnrhrl, and at the .'II HI MP'IIKY A Mil l- lommlttloii Ivir-rceiunia. HALL k SEYMOUR, Forwnrditifr and Com- mlttlon Merchnntt. and dealer In Salt, t Imir, KlHi, littler, Water Lime, Ae. Attn, Cumnlttlon Dealert la Laitiuer an fitaret. Athtabula llnrbor, Ohio. o3g Anhiabnla . . djltmltia; of Malla. T)0ST 0FFICK K0TICE The Mail JL rolne Eatt will elote at 10 o'clock and 1 mlnutet, A. and mail Wett will close at 1 1 o'clock and 30 mlnutrt, A. 11 ., the Southern Mail clntea at a. a , and the mall to Jefferann at 12 M. F.Ik Creek Mall, via Plvaiouth, Tuetdayt, at 4 SO, a. a. Office open dally from 1 a. a. to r. a. oa week dayt, and on andaye, from 12 a. to 1 p. a. until farther notiot. Athttliula, May 10th, 18 E. C. BOOT. P. a. On and after Monday May. 10, 1858. CLEVELAND AND ERIE R. ROAD. Leaving Ashtabula goinq east. Day Freight Xo, 1 lea vet at. .. . lMll 11 11 a 41 r a lain 12 16 a a Mail Conneaut Aeentnmodattoa. Night Freight Night Expreat.. Leaving Athtabula going west. Night E'preta. 1 3 47 A a 1 liUa 10 47 A a 1 12 to T a Conneaut Accommodation.. Par Freight , Mail Day Exprett. iprett " 329PM Night Freight 1 81 A a Chiaago Etprew, Eatt, and Mail Wett, tlop at til ttationa except Saybmok, Unlonrille, Perry, Mientur, and WtckltfTe. Cincinnati Exprett, Eatt, atopa at Palnetvilla and Kinge vllle ontr. Day F.tpreta Wett will atop at Girard, Conneaat,Atlitab bula and ISltrearltle only. Night Exprett Eatt, and Watt, atop at Palnavllla, Ath tabula, Conneaut and Girard only. Carter Potatoes. BY J. G. HOLLAND. Thoee arc my beautiful Carters; Every one doomed to be martyr To ibe eccentric desire Of Christian people to tkiu them, Brought to the trial of fire For the good that ii in theuil Irory tubers divide one I Ivory all the way through! Never a hollow inside one) Never a core, bluck or blue! Ab, you should tusle tlicut when roasted! (Chestnut are not half so good;) And you would Bud that I've b ousted Less than I should. They make the meal for Sunday noon And, if ever you eat one, let me beg You to manuge it just as you do au egg. Take a pat of buitur, a silver spoon, And wrup your napkin round tue shell! 11 uve you seen a humming-bit J probe the bell Of a wnite'lipped luoruiug-giory 1 Well, that's ibe rest of the ntory I ' THE MOUNTEBANK. From Chambers' Edinboro Journal. I. SETTING OUT. The bell rings, Ibe curtain rises, nnd dis covers the actor iu our little druma. A innjdle-ugtd, aloutly built luiin, who would huve been good-looking, but for the deeply graven impressions of uuxiety aud hunger which his lace exhibited; he wag arrayed in uu entire suit of fle-.li colored tights, much dumed; round his lieud he wore a Lillet, that hud once beeu glowing luce; but ull its lustre aas goue, long, long ago, and it looked like a piece of dirty tape; yellow ochied cunvag shoes, terribly frayed and jugged, und a pair of faded crimson velvet trunks, ou which a tarnished spangle, hang ing here there by a piece of yellow tbreud, showed that they hud ouce beeu elaborately trimmed, completed his attire. Two pret ty, pale-faced little boys, dressed, or rath er iiudreased, iu precisely the same maimer. stood by, looking ou dejectedly, yet listen ing uu -merest to the conclusion or a dia logue bet-ecu their father and a hard-featured, elderly woman, of whom the whole fuuiily necmed to stand iu awe. These formed t he group to which I would dirtct your attention. ' The long an' the short on it is, you'll have to turn out I couiu ha let this rjotu, times an often, for tluee-uu' six, au' here I only charge you half-a-crowu, au' that you won't pay.' Won't pay, Mm. Niggs?' replied the poor father. i Well, leastways, you dou't pay. To lc Mire, your Diiaeis give me her bit of best rowud yesterday, a a kind of security for the rent; but what's the good o' that It's tiawt but au old inerina.' It was her wedding gown,' mildly ex poKfilated the mountebank, hearing a sad sigh as be thought of the liuppy sunny morning when first 'the old meriua adorn ed its guy owner 'it was her weddiag goevn, aud poor Agues wouldn't like to lose il.' That may be; but 'tain't any use to roe; it 'ul only fit a half-starved shrimp of woman like her.' 'Dot, Mrs Niggs you're got my watch too.' 'A trumpery, old fashfoned thing, as big as a warming pan!' said Mrs, Nifiis. 'It Was dear grandfitther'a,' sighed th poor man. Tain't worth balf-ft snVring, 1 know,1 re turned the benevolent Mrs Nigg; 'an' J want seven weeks' reat of 'you this Very day Now don't jaw no ojorej Ulks mi use; it won't fill my pockets; It's mbney I vraAt, Why don't jyott go ut , vitb them in ly so a if two lads? You id you could do nowt yesterday an' the day before for the rain; it don't rain to-dy.' 'Why, certainly, it doesn't rain to-day, ma'nro,' raid the father, walkinp- to the win dow, and rubbing a pane of glass with his arm, to make a thoroughfare for his eye sight 'it doesn't rain, but it looks" terribly dark, as If thcre'd be a downfall 6t Sortie sort either rain or snow, and looking apprehensively towards his thinly clad chil dren 'it's bitter, bitter cold.' 'Coldt' retorted Niggs; 'cold do votf sayT Well, I'm sure, I don't find it cold.' (She had on a warm cloth dress, a laree woolen shawl handkerchief, and thick doublc-soled boots.) 'Indeed it ain't cold for the time o' year, Gne bracing weather, I call it tnake the boys hardy to be ont iu it.' But' said the father, 'they haven't broke their fust yet; and' 'It's only twelve o'clock.' interiUDted the humane landlady, 'an' many the good Chris tyin as hasn't hnd their breakfast yet, let Alone nionutebniiks an' the like meddicated senm, whicii I look on ns hatlnngsl What matters whether you takes your lads out afore breiikfawcs or arter? You shouldn't indulge their nppetites overmuch.' Here the fulher glanced at the attenua ted forms of his voung ones, and replied only by n mournful shake of his head the children staring earnestly at Mrs Niggs, ns if wondering what her notions of 'indul gence' might lie. A sixpenny louf and a jug t water una iiccn the only provision within the walls of their wretched garret for the Inst four-iiHd-tweiity ; the last morsel of the bread hnd been deiuoliehed for sup per the night previous. 1 here,' added Niggs, as a sinc-le dab was heard at the si reel door 'there's t he gal with my tboulder and taters from the bilkers. I must Ireiaroiiik-. for I hute mv victnnls ct-ld. Now, you mind what I've paid, Mr. Thingamy if you dou't pay up nice a in hti. a tore i imrfday, out you go I take them little creeters into the streets, nu' see if they can't erim a trifle, as I call it; either way, the money's ns good. Q rumble about the weather, indeed! Why, for the time of year Drat that gnl! she's left the street door ajar, an' the draught comes up them stairs enough to cut a body in two u n-gh.' Grumbling and shivering, Mrs. Niggs lumped heavily down stairs to scold the 'gnl.' und afterward, to solace herself with a pint of hot ale aud a good substantial dinner, the steam und appetizing smell whereof ascending to the mountebank's garret, brought teurs into his eyes, as he turned away from his hungry children, not daring to meet their looks. So he paced the room, as people do when excited, or impatient, or unhappy, or hungry, pcr hups: poor fellow, he was all these at once. First he walked to the dingj window aforesaid, gtzed up at the heavy clouds, then down at the pavement, Buying mournfully to himself: There's sore to be downfall, for the pavemeut's quite damp, aud that's always a sign.' Then hn went to the almost empty grate, put on the hist remaining morsel of coal, funned it with his breadth into a tiny flume, then back a gain to the window, then again to the window, then again to the cheerless fire place, Gtlgetiug about and busying himself with such little matters as sweeping the hearth, dusting the shaky mantle-piece with a remnant of an old clown's cap; und finally, setting a low, ricketty wooden chair before the miserable attempt at a fire, say ing, in as cheerful toue as he could muster: Mother'U be coming in soon, my luds and then' 'And then, will there be bretfus, daddy?' asked the youngest boy. ' Yes, yes, Midgklns) at least I hope there will. Here the poor fellow took the boy on his knee, drew Alfy towards him also, and tried beguile the time until mother should come, by hearing them repeat the little songs and hymns which that mother loved teach thcra. ' Now, Midgkins, it's yonr turn,' said the father, after Alfy had gone through his little hoard of knowledge, and yet no mo ther, and no breakfast. Accordingly, the child began to recite.nnd prettily too, that infant lavorite, The Busy Bee; but when he came to ' with the sweet food,' &c., his voice failed him, the tears started into his eyes, and he wept loudly and bitterly, with his pale, tiny face hidden his father's brdast. At this moment, a weary 6tep was heard slowly ascending the cracking stairs. 'Mother, mother!' shouted Alfv. who sprang to open the door. Little Midgkin's eyes brightened up his father set him gent down, and hastened to meet his wile and release her from the burden of a baby some ten months old, which she carried with great difficulty, for the womau was slight and pal", hall'-stnrved, and half-dot lied. The most cursory glance might serve to in form you that she was indeed the mother anxiously waited for bk was so like her boys. The same expression of patient en durance was on her long thin face aud in her meek blue eyes. A girl, who might have seen two sffiTWiTcrs, toddled in, cling ing to lu r gown. The child's uose was red, her cheeks blue, ami her eyes were filled with water; it was evident, iu'dced, from the appearance of both children, aud of moth er too, that the morning was iutensely eoto. Alfy met his sister,- toor off her lilac cot ton bonnet, which, loVtg iuuocent of starch, (lapped uneasily over her forehead, lie next divested her of an old coarse, browu over coat, made originally by mothe'r far Midg kins to wear over his rX.-shiugs, but which Lucy had on because Irer own green stuff pelisse hud lust week been1 converted into dinner. Strangely enotfgh,' the fire seem ed to burn brighter as sorMi us mother en tered the room! She sat down, aud Midg kins climbed on her lap; Alfy took posses siou of a low stool, seated Lucy on his knees, and began chafing her poor half frozen hands and feet; while father untied baby's cloak and hood put on certainly more for appearance suke than for warmth, four young mountebanks iu succession bar ing worn tbcm completly threadbare. 'No use your long walk, I kuow. Agnes ' said' father. 'Very little. The guardians gave me a shilling, and told me-r-uot gruffly, but as they weiM sorry to say it to me, for they looked pitifully at the poor babes they told ou) that U'o tata exit inti tho Jbck-out together W made matters so bad that in justice to their own townsfolk, they ought l" '' rv "o ecn 'net, ana mat i mill! n't trotlhlp thnin nolr. t ... - 1 Btra On mention of a shilling, Alfy quietly filled the oiYfall tin kettle, and set it oif the now sparkling fire, slipped on his overcoat and cap, and then nodded to mother, who or conrse understood him to mcaii: 'I'm" rendy to go to the shop.' She' popped the coin into his hand, and away he trotted dn nis joytui errand. Uiiring his short ab sence, what preparations Midgkins and Lu cy maae I now tiiey bustled about how they set out the old cracked cups and sau cers, the two battered leaden tea-spoons, nnd the old broken spouted brown tea potl Father mean time recounted the partin'lars of Mrs. Niggs's visit, which grieved his wife, although it did not surprise her. Laden witli a loaf, tea, sugar, and two red herrings, Alfy retnrned.and the whole fami ly in spite of landladies and tnrn-ouls, end the cold wpnthcr--enjoyed a hearty meal; bahkius (bnby, I mean) tacking iu wonderful quantities of wpak tea aud sopp ng bread. Poor fellow ! tho maternal nourishment must needs have been but scanty. Breakfast over, cverylioily looks more lively; father thinks that 'after nil the snow mayn't come to-dny;' mother fancies that ' the weather's milder than it was two hours ago;' nnd the boys button on their conts. ' Well, well, we must even try our luck,' says the monntebnnk; 'we must see if we can't get ns fur ns Eglinthorpe; there's a iuir ueiti mere to-morrow. It's no use try ing tho town again; what with tho strike and the denrness of food, poor folks can't give, and rich ones never stop to look ntus. xvct p up your spirit, Agnes; perhaps we may make a pitch at some village on the roud; und if we do I'll send you half of whatever we get ; so look out for a letter.' So saying, he strapped a dr.um round his waist, over a miseroble ragged grey. coat, and pinned a little square of worn carpet ing over Milgkins shoulders; Ag nes tied tier own cotton shawl round Alfy, kissed her boys, said good-bye to them nnd father, but still seemed to linger about them; nnd when they were quite rendy for a start, she laid baby on the bed, followed them down stairs, kissed them once more, thrust the re mains of the loaf iuto Alfy's pocket, nnd whispered to him: 'Be kind to li'tle Midg kins?' Mother watched her treasures in their progress down the street; and when they were quite out of sight, she turned away with a heavy heart to her infant charge in the garret. Poor mother! why was her heart so heavy? Often and often hnd she been separated from her husband aud the boys for three and four days at time, while they pursued their calling. Why, then, was her heart so heavy? II. THE MOOR. On they went the mountebank and his boys through dirty, poverty-stricken lanes on, on, through dark; dejected looking courts and narrow alleys where father thought it just possible they might raise a few pence. In front streets and bustling thoroughfares, he was aware that none would be tempted to stop und admire their performance. Indeed, hnd a few specta tors been, by some wonderful chance, col lected iu any such locality, the police would certainly have interfered with the customa ry gruff 'move on there 1' After thread ing innumerable intricate passages, and tor tious by-ways, with which the mountebank seemed perfectly fumiliur, our little party emerged iuto a large opea squre in former times, used as a hay-murket which, being surrounded by workmen's cottages, was a place where, perhaps, an audience might assemble; so futher beat the drum with al! bis might, Alfred startled the neighborhood with the clash of cymbals, and little Midg kins shook and spread hfa'tiny square of car pet, Ly way of giving 'note of preparation' to parsers by. The drum and cymbal over ture continued for full ten minutes before any one condescended to notice the efforts of the performers. Three or four workmen, having jilst dined, then sauntered to the doors of their respec tive dwellings, where they stood a while leisurely smoking their pipes add enjoying the fresh air; a few children, too, attracted by the noise, formed into a group to witness the proceedings of the professionals; and a yrung woman with an iufunt In her arms leaned out of the upstairs window of one of the udjrtcent Cottages. Father cust Ids practiced eyes around, counted heads, ami shrugged his shoulders. He drummed away for another five minutes, aud then took a second survey of his audience, but withotlt auy satisfactory result, if one might judge fftnn the rueful expression of his counte nance; however, he muttered to himself: 'We must make the best of it, I suppose; it's the only likely place for a pitch at this end of the town.' Giving a sort of sideways nod to the boys, they took the cue from him with great alac rity, divested theiuselve of their coats, and prepared to dazzle and delight all beholders whir the splendor of their wardrobe, and the combined grace and agility of their moveitreits Unluckily, just, us those pre paratiuus were completed, ding dong, ding dou'g, went the large bell of the nearest factory, und, obedient to its summons, away walked the workmen. A moment after was heard the tinkling of a school-bell, whereupon, 'with unwilling steps aud slow,' as if sorry to be thus deprived of tho ex pected siffbt, the aidim'rinir scholars moved off. Father aud boys, perceiviug; that iw chance remained or earning even the small est pittance, made ready for their depart ure. Just as thvy were walking sadly away, the young woman at the window cadedout: 'Bide a' bit ; I've suinmat for the little ludi ' Presently, out she cuhtc,' brirrging a f rg of not tea and some thick slices of bread and butter, saying, 'you tnun tat this, and take this tea, before you go any frjrtber, poor things 1 You'll do but little to-day, for it's beginning to snow, and you can't act In the wet streets. God help you I There 1 Stop a bit,' she exclaimed, as Alfy gave her the eiilpt'y jug 'stop a bit 1' Site ran up stairs, and returned with an old scarlet muffler aud a green cotton neck-tie, which she gave to the mountebank to' Wrup round the children's throats. lie received them with' m"ny expressions ol gratitudo so much kiuduess was something rather una sual. Tuo sure you're heartily welcome,' said the friendly giver; 'I wish t could do more ftf your' but my man's; (aiV of the turn-ont-i. and wo've nowt but the c'lection brass to live on. Good-luck to yon, muster, ana 10 your pretty lads, wherever you iro, A t. I : t , . Ah I there's no knowing what one's own poornuie nns mny come to in this hard world.' Here she hugged lrcf, bnby fondly to her bo'sonf? rind riddding' ii kiini farewell to the strect-flrtisferS, she disappeared. Perehrtnc'Cj comfortable reader, you wonder these children could Btul an appetite to enjoy a second mcnl so soon after their breakfast; but, remember, the boys hod existed in a state of scmi-stnrvntion all their lives; and iu such coses the craving; for food is incessant. Jt s useless to go homo without money.' thought the poor mountebank. 'I could no more face Mrs. Niggs than I could n ti ger; so, we'll step on, best foot foremost; and if the weather doesn't turn out very bad we enn be at Eglinthorpe by five o'clock. Tom Wl.itlock's sure to be there with his tumbling-booth; he'll bo glad of us, and pay us well too, for the fair-day. Let's make a start, boys 1 come 1 cheerily, bo!' Thus monologuing, and leading Midg kins by the hand, he turned his back ou the town, with little Alfy bringing up the rear. At the outset of the journey, the youngsters were lively enough, and prattled on, in childish fashion, about 'what they'd do when they were older; what pains they'd take with their -posturing and vaulting; and how they'd get a situation in some grand circus, wheie an immense amount of salury would be theirs; nnd how joyfully they'd give it all to their father and mother, who should never be ragged nor hungry uny more. The mountebank smiled on them compassionately ns he listened; he remem bered that long years gone by, he, too, had thought nnd spoken in the same strain. Alas for human hopes and resolves ! his parents hnd died in the parish workhouse ! Not that he was unwilling to assist them but not that lie lucked affection towards them but few and fur between had been his opportunities of assisting them; for he had not been fortunate iu a profession, which is, at best, but a precarious one. True, he had seen others, with a very lim ited amount of talent and industry, get forward in the race of life rise iu the world, ond attain a high position in their callinr; but his career hud been an unsuccessful one; and though it would have been the pride of his affectionate heart to have cherished the declining years of his aged parents, it was not to be; and, as I said before, they died in the workhouse. 'Cheerily, ho, Alfy ! Give me your hand, and I'll help you along. So the father led both boysjaiid when they hud walked near ly five miles, arid begun to look tired, to their great delight he opened his inexhaust ible budget of oft-repeated tales, to lighten the tediousness of the journey. First, he related the anecdote of Alfred the grout and the burned cukes; then the story of William Tell; after these came the fable of the shepherd boy nnd the wolf all of which, though heard for the twentieth time at least, awakened in the juvenile auditors as warm an interest as ever; aud mnny were the sensible remarks and pertinent questions to which they gave rise. Formerly, when the children were too young to be amused in this manner, the mountebank, in providing for a bu.Miiess excursion, would purchase some cotnGts er pepperrocnt lozenges, and, after walking so long, that symptoms of weariness began to exhibit themselves in the slackened pace of the little pedestrians, lie would scatter the sweetmeats here and there on the road at short intervals, ard the chsldren, forgetting their fatigue, would follow quickly to secure the tempting prize; and when the stock of confectionary was exhausted, they would race with as much eagerness after a ball thrown by father iu their onward path, as ever was manifested by jockey when competing for tho Derby. Latterly, tales and songs had takcu the place of the comfits and the ball. Ihe sixth milestone was greeted by the youngsters as a friend, for it told them that half of their journey was accomplished; but father appeared uneasy; he looked with dismay at the heavy black clouds overhead, and at the thickening snow; it had fallen gently ull the afternoon, but it now began to assume a threatening ospeet. lie stop ped suddenly in the most interesting por tion of The Thriftless Heir, which he was relating, and fell irresolute whether to re turn even then, or to go forward. After a brief pause, be chose the latter alternative, for, as he argued mcutally, to return with out having any part of the rent to proffer to Mrs. Niggs, would only provoke her to carry into iic'm'cdiate execution her threat of turning ull the family out into the streets; whereas, if he went dji to the fair, his wife and the younger children would at least be certain of a root to'sirefter them and that was something iu sich' ine'leraeut weather. Selling this out of the question, his' little party was hW way to its place of destina tion. To be sfffe, the rem'aiuTiVf toilf fay across a barren moor, where there were no hedgerows or wulls to screen the travelers frorw the Weather. Wliist of that ? He'd curry M'idgtVnis aud then ho nnd Alfy could walk faster than they had done pre viously, aud wouldu't feel the cold. Pur suant to thfs resolution, he took the tired little one, nothing loth, in hisairft, itltlnrugh, encumbered as he was by the large drum, it was a troublesome matter to manage this additional weight. Still he toiled on, sup porting Midgkins on one arm, aud leading Alfy as quickly onward as he could, while thicker aud faster fell tlie snow-liukes, aud gradually slower and more feeble became the boy's steps; and Midgkins nestling in his father's bosom, overpowered with the extreme cold, fell fast asiccp. 'Come, my boy, step out and let us get nnder cover; it's going to bb a fenfrfirl night! Luckily, the first house we come to' in Eg linthorpe is the Trevelers' Rest; and a kind-hearted body is Mrs: Dawson, that keips it;-' she'll not refuse to let you and Midgkins sit by the kitchen fire, while I look for Tom Whitlock, and settle matters with hinl'. Walk us last as you can there's good' boy !' This the in'oirutetmnW said' in an1 anxious, husky tone of voice, for the biiudmg snow preveuted his discerning anything likely to prove a guide;' a thick-darkness was spread ing itself all arouud, aud the uubappy man felt a dire foreboding of evil. 'ludeed, father,' leebly replied the child, 'I do walk as fast as ever 1 can; but Iv'e lost y shoe in the- suow, and I'm $o tii ed. na sun endeavored to urge lum rorward. In what direction they were going, he knew of yet hoped for tho best. At length, after wandering about on the desolate, snow-clad waste for nearly two hoars, with how ' out meeting a living creature the fury of the storm ever increasing, nnd the cold, 03 j the day wore on, becoming yet more intense, he yielded to the faint cuti ities of poor Ally, to 'sit aud rest just a little while.' I Ho sut down with both the children on his wlbh I might lie down and take a sleep.' The mouutebnok made no rcnlv to this: but he clasped the boy's hand convulsively, knees, Midgkins still slumbering, out not peacefully, ns hnppy childhood sleeps; his teetn chattered, he tnonned incessantly and trembled from head to foot. Alfy was pale, foot-sore, exhausted. In this terrible strait, what was the bewildered father to do? Shivering os he was with cold, the agony of his mind caused streams of per - spiraiion to roll down his enre-worn couute- nance. A short time sufficed for delibcra- lion; be arose, took off his coat, wrapped it round his boys, nnd placed them in u sit - tintf posture against the drum. "Now, Alfy,' said he mukintf a fioinrul effort to speak cheerfully, 'J must leave you r ...! w at lur a wunc. ion Know 1 can walk verv fast; and I'll try to find rhy wny to the village, ond get somo one to come nnd help mo to carry you and Midgkins to the Trav elers' Best.' 'But, father' yon mustn't go without yonr coat ; sec what large (lakes of snow are coming down.' Don't heed mr, love,' replied father ; 'but (ry to stay awnke, and keep close to your little brother.' 'Yes, father, and I'll Fay my prnfers. Mother always told ine to pray to God to take tare of ns if we should be irY trouble The idea of mother at that m jtn'erit al most overcatno the mountebank ; but he struggled manfully with bis feelings ; he embraced lovingly, ncfain and again, AUy and" the unconscious Midgkins. He could hardly persuade himself to go ; yet to stay was certain destruction, for the snow full still, it the darkness still increased. Alone and unencumbered, he might reach Eglin thorpe very soon nay, perhaps, at that moment he might be close Upon the village, although the darkness obscured it from his view. These cheering hopes he tried to en courage, as if to brace his nerves for the approaching trial. A trial it was, and a heavy oue, to leave his young ones in ntter darkness on that dreary moor ; but it must be.' The father yielded to stern nccccssity and with tears of agony,' tore himself from the spot, aud walked away with rapid strides. It was alT guess-work as to which wny he was going all hnp-hazard it being by this time so dork' that, to use a common but eipresaive phrase you, couTdu't have seen your huud before you.' and so cold, niulso very drowsy. I : ' j 1 ' a I . - III. THE TRAVELERS' REST. The door of the Travelers' Kest "(VP stands hospitably open, ns is becoming in a roadside house of entertainment. Ou this particular stormy night, the snow enrue drifting in furiously ; nnd the wind, whis tling nlong tho wido passages of the old fashioned public house, disturbed the whist players, who were enjoying their nsual cve: niug rubber in the bar-parlor. ' Mrs. Daw son, from her sanctum (the bar), where she sat in attendance on her customers, observ ed this, and called out to the servant : 'Bet, my lass, thou mays't shut the front door ; we shall ha' no more visitors to-night for certain ; nobody would venture out iu such a storm ; so get thy supper, and bod wi' thee thou bast to rise early to-morrow. If the morning turns out fine, we shall ha' lots o' fair-dry folk here by seven o'clock.' Betty went to obey her mistress's orders, but immediately rushed back, screumiug with terror, and crying out ; 'A ghost, a ghost !' she took refuge iu the kitchen. slamming the door after her, to keep the spiritual intruder at a respectful distance. A ghost ; wry, what does the silly wench mean V said Mrs. Dawsou, ns she put her knitting down, and came out of the bur to ascertain the cause of this extraor dinary conduct, uu arriving in the pas sage, she might have echoed Betty's cry that is, if she, too, had been giveu to a be lief in ghosts for there, leaning for sup port with one hand on each door post, stood a figure ghastly to behold ! a man, gasp ing and struggling for breath : his eves bloodshot, and glaring wildly around ; his hair matted and dishevelled : shoeless t and, in such a bitter liiijht as that weariu'sr only the thin garments of a Rtreet-tunibler, aud those saturated with 6tioW.' At last. the mountebank had renched the Travelers' Best whose fricudly lamp bad guided him to the door. . ., . 'Bless me !' cried the landlady." 'here's a poor chap that looks ns if he was dying. He's one of the . show-folk, I see Come in, gootl rilati f don't stand there come to the, tire thou seems perished.' The mountebank essayed to accept her hospitubhi .invitation ; ho staggered for ward; a few1 sfeps f ottered, in a bourse whisper, the wont 'water, when a stream of blood flushed from his mouth, aud he fell heavily face downwards. Tho house was all astir directly ; the rubber came to a sudden close, und the vil lage doctor; who was ouo of the card play ers, hurried out to the sick man's assistance. With tho help of the other members of the whist party, ho raised the patient up and bore him carefully into the bar-parlor,' where bo was, deposited ou the sola. Joe Ostlor, and Batty too, now that her fears of 'the ghost' were dispelled, hastened to offer their services iu his beh ilf. 'Blunkeis made quite hot, Betty I Warm water and a sponge; Joe I A glass of weak port-negus, Airs. Dawson 1 Such were tbo doctor's hurried orders ; hi coiii)lTauce wiiu which, the persons ad dressed disappeared iustauteously, aud re turned auou with the appliances above named'. Every one present leuding a hand, the hot blankets were quickly spread, and the insensible form of the mountebank' en veloped therein ; bis mouth and eyes were therein ; his mouth aud eyes were spongod uuccasingly for uik.uy minutes, but no sigus of returning" consciousness appeared. 'No, no,' replied the doctor, 'but he's iu iuimlueut danger ; ho has burst a blood vessel, from' over-exertion, apparently. We'll try the effect of the negus; so say ing, be slowly poured a" small portion of it down' tbb patient's throat. With' mucb 7 on to my be cat the his The of aid first f me. be a that be he out : difficulty, the latter contrived to swallow" It. It somewhat revived him, for pretnnily ho opened lifs eyes, and gazed Inquiringly', at the anxious faces assembled round his couch ; the doctor took this opportunity to administer a second dose ; and having ! laid the stranger in as easy a posture as he , could, began to make his arrangements for ,, the night. Tuking tho patient's da ngeronif ' condition into consider; he. resolved to sit np with hiiri all night. Mrs. Dawson' and Joe Ostler volunteered to Watch too ;: and , it was ngreed npon,' that; at six In the ' morning, they should be relieved by tho other members of tho party Fain would ', the eood-naturcd trio of card-nlaveri Intra remained all night; but this the doctor would by no means nllow ; so, with many ' kind wishes for tho Invalid's speedy rccov- " ery, they took their departure. Betty re-'"' tired to rest ;' and Mrs. Dawson brought' ' the doctor a stiff tumbler of his favorite n beverngc (brandy and Water, hot) ; also ' glass of strong rum pnnch for Joe, 'to help him to watch.' It didu't. produce' the de- ! f sired effect though ;' for Joe, tired' out w'.th' ' hard day's work he was ostler, boots, ' Ignnlncr, and waiter, too,' sometimes after ' tossinir off the stentninrr notion lonnnrl hnh ' in his chair, and fell frfSt a'slecp. Mrs. jdnsuu viupioyeu uerseir iu Auiiung a stocking, ond sipping green tea ; the doc tor, with his feet ou the fender, , was Soon r deeply immersed in newspaper, politics and the mountebank fiTcmberCd uneasily. This was the state of affairs in the little bar-parlor until three o'clock, when sudden- ly the patient started up,- Seized A chair ' ' which stood near lnm'; waved1 it over bis head, ouii finally balanced it on bis fore- ! ' head by one leg, exclaiming in a hoarse: ' voice : Bravo, bravo, Alfy 1 A capital1 " II ..... A. I 1 t i r . .... jwsethatf Ha, ha, ha I We shalT soon' ' eclipse Ktsley A: Sons ! Frnvo I Now lit-' " tie Midgkins, it's pu'f turu. Now' for ' somersault! Here goes 1' ' " Suiting the action to the word, he was ' about to precipitate the chair across th ' room, niid through a large looking-glass which hung over the mantle-piece when ' ' the doctor, being on" tho alert, woke Joe ' with' a heavy kick" ou the shins, and," by their united efforts, they wrested the chair? from' him, aud forced him to lie down1. ; ' 'Joe,' said the doctor; 'run across the rond ; rin the surgery-bell as load as you cau till my young mau answers it, aud tell" him to scud me d composing-draught.' Joe hastened" on his mission, while the"" doctor ard Mrs.' Dawson held the patient down, aud tried with soothing words to ' calm bis agitation, but in vain, ne trem bled violently, bis eyes flashed fire, and be' raved unceasingly about his boys his dar- lings 1 about hunger poverty suow the workhouse death 1 Joe re-appeared with1 the draught ; this '" the doctor put into a' tumbler; and applied , to the patient's burning lips, with, 'Come, ' ' driuk, my man, drink ; a glass will drown,' ,: care.' . . . The mountebank shook his head ; but, ' on hearing the landlady in a kindly tone 1 add her entreaties to those of the doctor; 't be said quietly : 'Well, well, Agnes, if you . wish mo to lake it, I will , and he held out his hand for the glass, the contents of which he drained nt once. t fts effects Wer$ instantaneous ; the poor man laid his head, ' the pillow aud soou slept tranquillv. . .. At the appointed hour, the gentleman ' who had promised to' relieve the watcher j 1 assembled at the Travelers' Rest. Mrs Daivsoa, however, declared that she 'didu't feel fatigued that it war n't worth while eo to bed, for the fair-day folk wonld be ' meeting in au hour or two. and she wonlrl" rather slay up.' So said the doctor too: and Joo agreed with them. .' 'Bring breakfast then, for the party, at expense,' cried Hopkins, the exciseman:' and let it be of the best. . - ' . The landlady bustled abont. aroused Betty to assist her; and between them thev quickly prepared a capital breakfast, to ,: wtitcu all present did ample justice. Ag . i mea! drew towards a conclusion, the mountebank slowly arose, and assuming a. : sitting posture, surveyed the room and its' occupants with unfeigned astonishment. . . , 'Well, mv man.' said the worthv doctor' , . . 'you've had a tolerably Jong nap ; now; - take this cup of coffee, and, if. you' .ratt,,1 a slice of .bread and ham ; it will do , you no harm.' , . . ' , The poor man made no' answer,' for lie was completely bewildered, but, .mechani cally, he took the cup in his hand', staring Vacantly aro;ind unfit he chanced' to see the 1 ' portly form of tho landlady, who was pre- sidiug at the breakfast-table, when with' ' speed and force of jghtning, yesterday's ' incidents rushed in a' crowd upon his mem- cry. This is tho Travelers Rest, then," , said lie. 'Don't you remember me, . MVaV, Dawson? You used to call me Belphbgor, because liko him, I was a mountebank, till " like him, bad a pretty, wifa, and a family." 'So it is, I declare,' replied' Mri Daw i sou ; 'it's the father ojf thca: two lofely boys as were here lust fall.' At the mention of his boys the sick man' face became absolutely livid vvith fear; end, ' lips quivered' as' he gasped forth; 'My children are thry safe V , Thore was a dead silence, for th't dYead ful truth flashed upon every one present. father had been compelled to leave his darlings on tho moor, exposed Id the fur that terrible tempest, while he soughs ' iu their behalf. The doctor Wa tho ' to speak : '"We'll hope so. mr eooi iend.' , , v 'Hope ?t Are they . noi Aeri 1 Speak I ' quick ! quick ! quick.? You won't answer O my boys 1 Dead ! dead ! Wretch, irffuman wretch' that 1 was to abaodoa 1 them 1' .. . Agaiu the benevolent doctor was the spokesman ;. he hastened to assure tho un happy father that Immediate search fhould, made -tried to cheer him by expressing haverwhteh he certainly did not fed tbe.children would be ftmod safe, and promised that everything possible should done for them. If. roy delight, of a shiny nignt, In tho . season of the year P roared rather than sung a rough, good-natured yolce, as its owuer drove up to the lna-dobr in. a liffht There.s Tom Wlutlock,' exclaimed1 U -raouutebaik4 a,nd, exerting" all hJ strength, gathered his blauket rouud him, rushed . of the room, and' opened tha ttreet Concluded on 4th Page.