:. iii fl '
will ; '
1 in n
v ll"' 'i
, all.'"" I
CCTtERAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY
EI. W. WITT,
T A 1 1. 0 M ,
Boom hi II.: Jy' Buihliuii, in fear oC S. T.
Owir'i Store. I
T. Ml II I'll V.
PKArrn xi taii.oi,
Sliop ove r ltullett'a Store, and next door to
W..,Llt i ..lllee.
ATTOliXKY AM) COrXsKIXOl' AT LAW,
Mutter and HnKritnr in rhnuerry, and l'rnsinn
a titl Claim Aqrul.
nit aiiki:i. vij.-uont.
ni:v. -i. Bitrrro,
AGEXT V Hi MKSSKS. J. KSTF.Y & C'O.'S
Cottage oYmiw. "'"fret 5,1 II''oii8.
OnlcrK oliited. luniruineiiia wiu-ranuid
ami sent In .my lo' eoimtr.v.
ii. .-. tlOHl 'UK,
ATTOliXF.T AXI COCXSEMiOR AT LAW.
l.tUHFultll. VlOtVil.vr. 1
L 1 u i: n h i; i al i tio x k k k,
h:;..ih uku, viiuiovr.
I II U l O (i u a ih i; n,
kim 1A I II,
T A !!.('!,
fchop in IIiinlT UniM'" "P Htairu.
( i'.'t Win. Vr. II ir-ly.)
1' ii A r T i i ; V L W A X C J I M K !' U .
S( p i i No. 1 H.mlv.- iluiiiiin ;.
H. 'l IIH Sil.A-XII.
IUi'N rufMH:!; AM) MALlllNKr,
Ami .'.l.iiiiif.u f.iivrnf A..-n; iiltm;il i li nu iiti
l!R tlil'olIK, VI.HMONT.
II. It. S I V. I'..
I'Koi'1;ii:tok tmotti:u it'H si:,
liKllll 'Hill, t: l( '.1 O V T .
I'Kitl'lill.l''!: .-I Hi'lXI,
n i. i: u . v I'. r. M ii ". 1 ,
. Ii. l.i'- w i'i':l"l'"'l.
A. J". 4 1. 15l I'. i
sic n . a x i .i:xamj:xtai. :
i !.( .:n. r;-i-iNr.
i I'. j.is., ' V, -.. i-'i.-. iinl
t' nrrv i!i'.-riiiinji. t'l. rui.
a,:.! l.i..;-. 1 !
l'.ii t St.-" .
TT-i:?xi:v t. 1'iTNsn.t.i'i! r i aw.
b'llieit-r in iV.n .iirv. '.' I ""''' Jinw'ii.er
-.; ' '
v 'i-.; v', 1.) 1
iinnu i: a. "3. ii ri i'i:.
i.vai.kstati: o:v r.rn !.. i:nt.ixu:r.
mill l'rt; '.f t.' Sitrrr hif,
n H A I' i' .i it i . i: 1: M n r .
l;ni.l:l.'I.S.-l'"i. r.;n:..':I.N I'. ...
Iir.i.l..i.l; Win. T. C . 1-.'-' I-!;
nn: .1. .1. . l-. l! ll.'V. M, .v ii.; .i I.
j I nh.ii!i. M. 1.. Il.-i.-i'.
.1. Il !. I..
HAHN1S I .K! i: .V Tli .M Mi 1!.
. hi., mm. ' i...nvr, I
l 5'.. !)( , 1. .,
l'lns'.i 1 vs axi M i;i;i.n,
T,,i -.ti, vi '..T. 1
ii i!:i ii. ( oi:ivn.
t'ivsk i vx axk M'litninx,
i ' 1 ii ' s T i " , vi '; vi im . -1 'in
M. a. II AitlV,
( .i:.-.l I'V .1. A. I'..; ;.'. I . '
V A T (.' 1 1 M A K K I : AM' ,1 I. U l.l.V. V. I
i-.'iMii .'Uii. i.kuom.
1),.:J, rill '. ',iii'l.l"l.Ii V lr UmIiI. I
Klh. r I'i.ii-i' riu-l li'ii:iniii W.ir.-. Vin. hnliH
5 i.n.l 1mI.1i. ChiI.tv. Vj...,-t:i-:.. Ii'imJim" '
V'l'ik " Not mil .' Clni !. -. N ii'i In, .ii il !
,.1'-r..rir. "li i (...: l iM..l.iriint..l. I'm' ; ' i
iiff.-ntii.il I.i.M'li r, ' KVf""" V..il. X... I.
. .... i . i. .. 11 .1 : ..
nd"iy . muii'i'-. (
.1. i;vn;v a. .,
' 1 R VI 1T.!.M1;, Vl'.kMKXT.
vi vm I v. ti or
M'lf lc'ii fi4lj!f. I!:irn!mif. a:i Pv;i'I".r Or.c-
f v.j-lt Tie V,.- ltnmiin:, Tri n..-; .. !' iiivl only
in the h-l.-v O-u.111. U. II. CI.N M.
"; tl.'lnr.l, N. II. VuellL
ii;..a ..f T.nli. . lioi'v.)
ii) OM.'.u: e ii:SiiA-
f. . c'.v'i wall
"J ,Siiylc or Double 7'.;ti.v, j
' UEASONAEI.E 1'KICES.
T? t 'u.rliu'. 1" re.i.v.ni el tlied-'.uit ih" a ll j
' toii..il "t il'- o.'1" .
l'.ladold..lieie 1 1. !- ' j
iuiiiiTs "at i:i:iu i:n nil', i.s. Men ;
A.i All Xvool, lle.i.i., tlill lolh.vir.iii'. Malting. ,
i P. i
1-. fc. II. T. KI.YI S.. fits.
I hi it 1'. .V II. T. KV I'S .V . 111. lit
(1 an i:'t u'.nmI All Wool tl.-laliiea. IV-'i
'(.iaf.'.. . nl. e . for .'.He.. i,oo.l I'riiH.. lioui l. t
v., ullii oOii't llt liimil" .iit. U
hUII.nH H KMT l lil'. I.Ot NtillS. Si)
I 1.. ....... 1.. ,.tl'. ,1 II, i. Lii.u t luiirs.
" s.'.-.i ..',,,1 11 ..V ri.,.ii... What Xota. T.i
th s, Alinot .', llldow Htl'idea. A i- . ill
t4 K. II. i. MVI-.S& ins.
m m I. t'lilCII.M.II. ' Al i 1 . Wllliai t.-
' . Il'l" lllll'llllllll 111 IIIN ,IM , "I ., II ,'tl I
of ''.. ' J lOa I'i-i pa I ion. I tin bavinu l"-n mii'"'::im'iI ii'
r the tllie.1 I'll V ill .. ... I.i'i,.., he VH ;.i ej-t.,1
limn . niluei'iiii !it io t ui-li, uii'l In aily ciiy Iniyer..
5 Waiili d, hi rTeliafl:;. , mid for eai.li.
t;ll'r, ('.'writ, Vm. Hn, M iifr 1'nynr, J'o-
lulml, )Ut, ond II i,7,
For whi. Il tlm .i(').rl market vri',' vM
A. n. MOWK,
Oi-rioc 11 llvia.v'K Sui tii Hi u iieo.
riM KTll Vll.M l Willi dOl.D ynsti,
If! vir. ANo. Ittwrtert on Hold, filter, ami
' :. ilni.e.l IOII1I1. I' llll.e, 111 tlie l.lie.l 1111,110,-
1 1 'ittiilern fiyli".
Vil per et of Trth nn Vnli iniln d Hub.
.11 ll... M.nt- 1'i.in, 1 lee f ,. 'I'll 1,-t .-.
I ite pulliii". iii'i'iii'liiiH to niitl tliiti.li.
nradror.l..1iinein, P-'litl. 1
............. .... 1 ii ulililvn it l ien r 1.
(.,..., rhlll (.1 IH.mi 11 1 1,11, ire. ft
frnlll fill" Mo-tntf. I'V the enit, .r 111 Btllllller
iiitutltM.. at ltEM' Kr(lil'., Ntiwhiiry, Vt
V V Alt fa 11 1,1 mi ! 1.' r. . .
A ... ... ..1 ... a.. t.i,..w
I VJ kA O ,,.iv l-.iM 1. a. It I'
V ...ll.i. k . "11 r'l j'"''liii "I'm'. K.nti
miiioet r.r.efiiii ( ' l'.ii .''r.vEJT'.'Vl,
rir. r.i-... wn,e,- aauir". n.-'n.
(I kott n, UtiUuU. C 1 .
Ii It tlie fun, tlinr alii irm n hilp J
U it liit wind iu tu.il:r l'-u I
Kii ! nn tli-nMri- f,itn m tlte n'nrTain b"ilit,
Ami th-.it is tl; iM.irli.ti,.!! iMt.iiHl mv.a.
Bii'.hi nVrwi arinv tic- rhh-.u hi ni ,
(tlr.iminy iw Ki t II I tUlt t hii-.-f
Darl: hf tli a;;iwni h1hl' the liin.
Lint- liiirrii-rii'- U ;iU -mi- Uu'v lrrn,k.
ttfff lt iU Ittil it( itvtM the valk-T,
U'ii.n, !!,,. ,-lfin.iim . ;,H t,. th,- r.ilh !
Html, tMu:M-r, rtit.I ! Uiilt at, i;t itKwt '
Mir . tmli-n. ll ! Mu Imi tlitr oiiutt !
In if a rum. fil.l mi't jrrtv.
1'liitl fft.JUUttlK in 'Uisk ttvtli jbt Q I
Miti;l"l tu' liivi iu lu-t Im-Im".
W mn'rr - in in"K V 1 rtif-m loot I
N! no th- hill i I1 At Uir U-a.l.
Over tli hiti a nil oer th vulk-v
i'Vi l fh:it iaii-iu ( tin- iiiliv !
fvp, an. ls. 1 u t:x the iM.lilt-r' pillow !
, At the Animal Convent ion of the !
"Gkand Kuval Ancn ('iiai'tku'' J
of the State of Vermont, liehl ut;
Masonic Hall. liiirliiiton, on AVimI
nesdav, Oct. ..d, the following olli- .
cors weie elected : i
M. E. Edward S. Dana, Xew Ha
ven, (irand liiii l'riest.
.S(iiii-e .Maii, llartland,
Deii. Grand iliuh IYiesl.
Ira (iill'onl, x"cv IIaen.
.Samuel li. .S!iK'lwer,V"indsor, 1
('has. ". Woodliousc, rur-
lialon. Grand Tirasiiicr.
John it. HoIleulieeK. lUiiliuy-
tnii. (jrand Secret. i n,.
Daniord Ville, St. .I.ilins-
liiii . Grand Gantaiu of ilte
i innli'.'ii.s V. Sta.ut.So. Eur- ;
liiiuft m. Grand Chaplain.
Jnhii.i i.i itton. Hiadl'ord.As-
.--i-tunt (ir uid 'haplain. '
S. II. riowii. I'.cnuinron.
( 1 land Principal Sojourner,
(leo. W. Davis. Kovulton.
1 irand K.tv al Areh ( 'aptain. !
U. E. Draki l'ittsl'ord.Graud ;
Mastci- of tlie ;M Vail.
M- K. I'ainc Windsor, I'.Vdo.
Geo. f Slvili'. Monkton.lst do.
Gamaliel nsliouni, Moiitpc-
lier. irnud E.'ctuier,
r.ciij. Siuiili. liiiiiaml. A-i.-
t.iut (iraud Eeelurer.
Go. II. Hi;rInV, LU'.llilltoll. ;
1 i i.tnd St- ii'r. j
Jon :.i N. .uiuli, Addison, J
Glaud S.ewart. .
Siiin. v M. Southard, Ver-
Ui'ime-, Grand Seiuinel. !
Tacoli Di.AV. "Midi'lh.-huvv, '
Grand Tlvr. ,
next meeting of the (irand
Ciiapler u ill lie held sit Vergciines i
on tlie ! i i .-1 'cdliodav of October, i
At the Annual Convention of the
(irand Council of lioval and Select
Masters ot' the Slate of Vermont,
ln 'iii al Masonic Hall, l'.ui lington.
on Wciln. m1.iv, Oct. .'id, the follow
ing eiliceln Were elected:
1 Coi.ip. Si pi ire Many, llartland. M.
j I', (irand Master,
j ' Sidnev M. Southard, 'cr
gu'nes,l,. Dep. Grand JI:s
I ter. '
" S. G. Heaton, l'ost Mills, E.
1. Grand Master.
" M. K. I'aiue. Vindsor, ii. I.
' iJo'nii F. Hol!' !i,'eck. F.urliug-1
ton, Giand Recorder,
('has. W. Woodhi. use, Giand j
Ceo. F. Skill'. Miiiikton.Grainl
( niului-toi- of (iraud ( 'ouu- 1
H.'in.v !.. Sheldon, Middle-,
bury, Grand 'aptain of the j
OMituiiid Cote, Wiuoo.-ki,
Eev " Thaddeiis F. Stuart, So. F.ur- j
lington. (irand ( 'haplain. .
; (i inialicl Washblli'll, Molltjie- j
lier, Grand Eectuicr. j
" llenrv C. Horioii, Vergcnnes.
" S. II. Flowers, I'.ciinington,
( irand Sent iuel.
The next annual convention of
(he Grand Council will be held at
Vergciuics, oil the fust Wednesday
in October, lMi7.
An Old Man's Story. " I took
I he pledge," said an 'old man, "nt
the foot of the gallows, when I saw
a young man hung. The sheriff took
out Irs watth and said. ' ll ydu have
anything lo say, speak now, for you
have only live minutes to live." The
young man burst into tears, and
said. I have to tlie. I hail only one
little brother; he had beautiful blue
eyes and tin sou hair, and I loved
him. Rat one day I got drunk and
coining home fount) him gathering'
berriesin the garden, and I became j
angry without cause, and killed him
with one Mow with a rake. Whisk v
has done it it has ruined me 1 I
have but one word mo, it t say
never, mrcr touch nnything that
run intoxicate i'
A Maine editor says that n pump
kin in (hat State', grew so large
that eight men coiihl stand iioinul
it. This is like the fellow who saw
a (lock of Pigeons so low he could
shake a stick nt thcin.
Vf.M. MATrTtt'.l). A colempor
ary incut iotm the tniiiTiiige of Mr.
John Sweet to Miss Ann Sour. It
is probable they menu to set Up a
15KADI OIU), YEUMOXT, FRIDAY; NOVEMBER 2, 18GG.
it t imi:.
! Fr a dml lu? Iiiul not iltnio, John
j UiNlman was arrested, tried and
found tfuilty, mid wiiUMiwd to ten
j years iniju ii)ent.
: Ten ears, lKimiinx Ht twenty
! five. Ttn Im-nT ri.nv ..r i.; i;r..
i Circumstantial vi.lcn.-.-. hi. li has
doonii d many ti man, had doomed
him. That, and a falni witness who
took his oath ton lie, with God's
name upon his lips, mid his guilty
Iiand on God's holy Eihle. It was
a lion-idle fate ; and the worst of it
was, that no one believed liiui iuno-
reeut friend, brother, easual iie
I quaintanee, all shook, their heads
t and said, -'It wa dangerous tiling
i to truht a wild young- man with so
! luuth money."
Only Eva Fay, his young betroth
ed, sent him a tiny note, blurred
! with her tears, wherein shone these
, words beacon lights to that nnhap
, py niitti iu that dark sea of sorrow:
! ''My dailing. whatever others
think. I will trust and love von un
til 1 die."
Could she have eoine to hiin.eould
she have spoken words of hope and
tenderness with her white hands in
his own. he could have borne his
, fate better. But they would not let
her enter the prison walls.
Who could blame them, thiiiving
as they did i And she was too
young and too gentle to resist them
by stiategcn. So the girl of six
teen could only break her heart in
silence, and her lover bow beneath
thejusr laws which tor once had done
T!ie. parted, and the years rolled
on, one after the other. In the world
straiigeehan-eshappf n m1, and ih re
wt redeailisand nian iage.saiid birt lis.
Old faces went, new ones came. In
ventions set the world ablaze.
Wars and rumors of wars shook the
earth. Iu the prisons, one monstrous
routine divided the days, and the
nights were only marked by the ex
change of sun for gaslight."
John Rodman's soul was crushed ;
considered a felon by all. he grew to
;,, like one to s'.uiiik Irolil the
' eyes of honest men and to have no
nope oh eartn or m heaven
: t'nvv prison walls.
Sometimes he said, T
; win end at last." And then hi
cd himself, For what .' Mv
is wasted. 1 cannot begin again.
And untimely snows fell upon his
hair, ititd wrinkles drew themselves
upon his brow. And when at last
the pl is in doors Were opened to let
out the poor, wronged man. he li-lt
. .1 .1 .... I A . .......
1 oioi-i man most men 01 nuy. He
jstood in the world without a trill,
I or decent clothes, or any phice to
: hide his head, unit bowed beneath
j the sense of his great wrong and
; bitti r loss.
' Tin-re iiad come with him an old
! thi. f. one of his jail companions a
i nan. iioiii man. with a dropot grati-;
j tude somewhere iu the midst of his i
I heart. He followed John Eodinan I
jamf came up to him in a loiu-lv j
, ilace. at the hie; , corner of a road.
! w here he stood pii.Jed, trying to
! collect his thoughts.
I 1 say, what are you going to do ?"
i he asked.
Do. said John, gloomilv.
an hone.--,t li ing, or hang my-
'Don't let'em know you've been
in thiir" said the t! ief. pointing
pnsonwaiti. "or vou cant do the
lirst ; and be hire you put your net k i
in the noose, come to our place.
You'll im.l a friend there, and I like I l" '!'" :
you." and nded with nn oath. I , i,0I,,' V," "IC' 1,0 'v"
John Roiliaau shuddeied. ,,,.!' "'"'''a cellar way, lor three long
knewwha. haunts that man made I , : -s " 1,1 ,"-,'ts' tlie loiuth. at
his home in. and a horrible dread of I ' " ' 1 T to, l.M'S-, U
himself fell up,,,, him. HehadbeenlT1 1,mlt,'r w 1,0 kiU'whiiu; hecouhl
called a thief so long, t hat it seemed I ,,W "l""''
e lite possible (hat the actual life tif I w'nt one great iloor. It
til light lie before him. He grew wis shimined tnhisface. llestoppetl
cold from the heart out. iUI ol1 H' litleinau ami was threalen-
" I shall earn an honest living
somehow." he said. "All I want is
bread ami shelter. Then gootl bv
" Good by," slid the thief
is o Alley, if you want to come
I here; you imty jet."
And they parted John llodiuan
taking the road toward 'cw York.
His lii'st thought was, when he
quite, understood that he was live,
of Eva. Not that he might woo or
win her alter ten ,car of tlisgnee,
but only to st e her once and tell her
how, through all those years he hud
remembered ami worshipped her,
He hardly guessed himself, how he
had changed. The hung dow n look,
the thin. Itent frame, tin unkempt
locks that blew about his face; the
hat with a hole iu it. the rugged
knees mill clltows. A wiualid. U'g-
gaily wretch, who, when he last
looked iu 11 mirror, luul'beeii a spruce
young IcHovv, handsome us u pie
due. So he toiled on toward tho dty,
and when faint with hunger, found
a horse to hold, or a Job to tin ami
earn a pittance,
Ho when he craw led into the town,
he hut) a shilling, ami being faint,
slunk into a restaurant hard bv to
get a glass ot nie. It was a place
liciUcnied by Germans, ami with u
sanded lloor ami bare plm tables,
lint it had its elcKunelcM, too. And
opposite the table where John 1,M.
man sat, hung a square mirror and
two gaudy prints. John looked ut
ouu f these, then at the other.
At last toward the minor.
III thought it wns a vlndw ati.l
that a mau was Iixtlnn,' at him
through if, at the fint pliiuic
h it ait ill -looking dcig." tho't
Tolui. ' I nouldn't trust hiai. How
h Htnn ioor wri'tch ; he don't
Rpcm human. Ah! Oh, niv God!
j 11 1 ml'e'J
If was an awful moment. Death
i has no more fearful pang. That
i miserable creature was John Kod-
man was the beiiiK of whom he
said, I That that that."
lie hid his head iu his anus, and
! was only saved a sane man by a
Hood of fears.
' The phlegmatic Germans only fan
; cied him at that stagf" m his cups.
. when weeping liecoines fpiite natu
1 ral. One, a yellow lnlired grocer,
grinned and fpiite enjoyed the joke
ami that was all the notice taken
; of him.
j And John Iiodman. broken-heart-I
el and piite crushed, crept out into
the street, his own image haunting
, hi in as a ghost. h, the lost youth,
jthe bright -eyed, bright-hailed Ih
w no unci lovco i-.va l ay, where has
he gone? Oh, the stalwart, hand-
some mau into whom that youth
should have chang.l ! Where was
i.:.. ,i.... n-i .1
on' uiiivc uii'j , o in was in is. a
j blot on the sunshine.
! .Stainiied blackguard !
a ereat ure
John Iiodman lohn Iiodman
' John Iiodman could if be. ?
The glimpse (,f his own face had
been enough, and with clenched
hands and bloodshot eyes, turned
heavenward, he vowed never to sec
lEva Fay. never w hile he lived, to
let her see and know him.
j ' lint perhaps 1 may iu Heaven."
'John Rodman murmured: for God
and the angels know that I suffered
; for a crime I never committed, ami
that I menu to 1m; honest while 1
I Then the memory of a time wiV.ii
j he had had the hopes and dreams
uiai giauiieu tne lives ot oilier men
swept over John Hodman's soul.
He had expected to he rich and fa
mous, to have a wife and children
about his hearth, io lie respected
living, and remeinliered dead: mid
now at thirty-five, his hopes were
se; a crust to eat. a ho e to era wl
into ov 111
iml most ot all. that
of the woman he worshiped
iiuoiic devotee adores his
mint, might never rest
" It would break my Evi s heart," j
In said, to see what I ha -e come
He fiit-fit tor work the lie. t dav. f
He was a splendid penman and ac-
conntaiit. F.ut men looked at his
j rags and his prison mould which
seemed to hang about him, and
'drew hack. Men iu clean, black
coats were to be had ; labor was at
l .1 ,ii.-.i iiiini. ti was a iaor 10 grant
11. w:ic or iwo a.keti lor ins letters '
ot introduction, or retereiiccs. He
j almost laughed in their faces at the
hitter recollection nl the fact that
he had been ten years in prison on
a false charge of theft.
Ami so days came and passed,
and other days, ami with them 110
regular employment.. Hut somehow
he picked up enough for meals and
lodging by putting in coal or menial
woik of the same kind.
lie who had been, nay, was. for
he had only been untortunate
guilty a gentleman b birth
nature. He strove and prayed for
patience and for death, until." at last,
tilt ileeliest iteutli nf .l,.i-l.-ii.,a ..ii..
;;", ' " " ' "
ed with arrest. 1 10 sf aggcrcd, taint
with hunger, to other door. " No,"
" no,"' always no " to his ga.-ping
praver for chai itv.
t f 1. ...f . ;.. .. 1'.... i t.
-v 1 ..i--.. , 111 v 10,1, (mmm ntieci, lie
opened a kitchen door where u fat
woman was just taking from her
stove oven a great pan of biscuit,
iiml a comfortable supper was smok
ing on the board.
The fragrance of the warm
made him faint with lougiii"
lingers qiihcied. lie said humbly,
hat in hand :
" A piece of bread, if you pic.ise,
ma'am," as a child might.
He no inure dreamed of any pos
sibility of refusal than of seeing
those biscuit turned to stone.
Hut the woman, comfoilable with
good food, rosy from her warm die
and lamplight, turned 011 him in
vixen fashion :
"P.read! You're ahht to earn
your own bread. I don'l cm ourago
men beggars. Tilde's work forthciu
asiiren t too lazy. YoiiMJ'cK tramp
if yow don't want the dog set on
you. Here, Cui lo.here. old fellow H
John Rodman tin tied w ithout a
word, lie was growing blind and
deaf, lit; staggered out into the
street, 11 ml stumbled nguinst 11 man
w ho was passing. The latter tlist
uttered 1111 oath, then a cry, ami
caught him by his hands.
it was the thief whom he had
pin ted from at the prison gales.
Ami four doors oil' was the alley he
A 1 hour after, rase.ilis irbn do
se, vrdjnll, and the gallown, every
oiu of thpin, bad givou Johu R.l-
....... tl... C.....I 11 . ,
.... T.l.ll 'll' '
people had denied hun.
ihey let huu rest alter that, until
he grew strong ami doubly desper -
ate. Witnlii.s wronirs liesivv iiiimi
...a., in,- ...... i uiiuii, inniesi, weil-oreu
him wit h
fell at last.
A dwelling was to 1 robbed, ami
.jouu joMiiuau was among those who
were to jullage it. I lis task was a
dangerous one. He was to enter the
house, conceal liim.vlf until a safe
hour, am then admit the others.
At twilight, while tne. household
were in he dining room he crept in
I stairs, and hid Ix-neath a W-d on the
' "i;!;'1' "!,or' , , ., ,
: I here he crouched until the house
: grew sMlIiud one hyoue the inmates
m u ii.au niiiuir.i, luacie ills wav nn
iisceiiiieo i iic s.air.s. ,t last some
one stopjied iit the door ami entered.
If it should jirove a stalwart mau
his task was doubly dangerous. He
IM'ejied out. It was a woman a
fair woman with golden hair and
nine eves whose lace he eon - not
plainlv see, and who put down her
lainji and sat lx-side the tabh from
thence she took a box, and openiii"
it, drew out some letter, time worn
i . .. .
urn i nir m n ..t
nn I lock ot hair, which she kissed
and fell to weeping over. Then she
buried her face iu her hands and
prayed, iniiriuiin'ng the words over,
but uttering one louder than the
John lioilinau almost screamed in
his agitation that word was his
own name! And inn moment he i
knew that his was Eva Fay, and i
that, constant to his memory even
yet. she prayed for him.
Oh! the great joy to know it ,h
the honor of being where he was.
Silently he wept, brushing the tears i
ashle to watch her. until she hemm i
to disrobe herself, w hell he veiled !
ins inee iu nonor oi her chaste wo
manhood. Intently he listened in
the darkness, until her breathing
grew regular and heavy, anil he
knew she .slumbered; and then by
the window he had entered, he de
parted, and fled for life. Uut before
he hail left he li.nl s. ri!ili!..,l in tl...
darkness upon a card, these words:
. I'm 1 inn i,,.,.,, .. ..,. r
I iiv ,1 1 i.l. I
: ant loathsome with mison lit'., nntl
! prison associafes. I ihi!-.. ma l..t , ....
! see me now. Vou beiieve
; cent ot that crime of w hich they
! accused me. (ioillilnxn v. .11 T
innocent then. Vet, 'since that
time I have lieen on the verge . f
crimes as great. Fray f.r me, as i
.heard vou i.t-.iv. :m.l w.,it m.,i -....i.
a little" while. Vi-ve.l in- -i... 1 1
etlge that you love him mill, John
Iiodman may yet make a name for
which you shall blush. God bless
anil keep you. Adieu."
lie laid this upon the table, and
1 went tort 1 a man
igain. He walk-
ed the streets
W hen the sun arose, he saw glim
mering on many a wall ami fence,
new placards, posted over night.
The fust call for men had liecn
made, Columbia's voice summoned
her sons to aid her, and thousands
weii ready. John liodmair read
these words ; " Recruits wanted,"
as though they had been by the
hands of angels. Hard by, drums
beat, and bugles blarred from a re
cruiting ollice. If Heaven's ..ate
hail opened, John Rodman could not
have felt more thankful. He could
have almost knelt in the open street I
to utter a thanksgiving. In the!
soldier's life he saw escape from I
crime and want, ami 11 path to hon
or and to Eva's love.
In an hour he was enlisted aid
under the banner of the Cuinn, mid '
.1 icw wccusaiierwarti marched iroin j
the city with his comrades. As
these brave fellows passed through I
the crowded thorough fan, hats!
w ere lifted ami handkerchiefs waved
nud bright eyes grew dewy. Home
amongst the baud had sweet fare
wells from woman's lips to cheer
them ; many the fond embraces of a
mother, wife, and children. John
Rodman had hut the memory of his
constant Eva's prayer for him. lie
needed nothing cNo.
Those wire lint and bloody days
that, followed ; but through' them
private John Rodman Ihuv himself
I bravely so bravely that the fact
wi noted ami simkcu of. At last
he saved his Colonels life at the
risk of his own, mid private John
Rodman was no more, for Sergeant
John Rodman took Ills place.
Aflerthat, bravo deeds mid pro
motions followed hand iu hand ;
ami now ami then John Rodman
hoped that Eva might sometimes
read his inline. His form grew erect
once more, ami his eye ln ight ; his
old good looks returned, and still a
hruu r soldier never trod the Held.
He was Captain how. A gentle
inaii and olllccr by rank. Iu these
two long yearn of battle he suffered
much by wound, privations and
iiuxiftvv Yet he thanked Cod with
every breath for having saved him
ami made him what he was.
One burning July day dawned
upon u fearful battle hand to hand
tooth nud nail. Southern chivalry
ami grit. I Mood run like water.
Iliaxe men were appalled ; some
turned cowards and lied not John
Itodmiin. Ills bright eye and
haughty face, his eheei f.il cry his
own daring, encouraged his men,
and old soldiers marked and ap
A woman's feeble en can scarcely
.-, ,,- .
liilinl th mil ,, 11. .1.1 . :n
1 1 " .'. "I , Illllll" V 111 II. II
lltWmVt it. F.nougl, that I tell the
; bravest d 1 of that great .lav was
! done by Captain Joh,, imau.
; V ml tt i .
only : senseless and pallid as a corpse up
on a cot in the loiw t,.r,t 1, .1
............ ,1 liill l ,11111'. lit i:i
I while on the wingsof the press sped
over half the world tidin-n of that
j dav and of his part in it. "
Out of a death like trance John!
j Hodman awoke, mid the moon was
j shining dow n on him, and near a
shaded lamp a woman sat at work,
A hospital nurse, of course, and he i
' eliwi.il l.w o,-.. n: . .. :...i
! was active onc'o more.' and he re
I all the tight, his wound
and fall. He it-It the stump of a
j bandaged limb, and knew his sol-
was over. A few tears
rose in his closed eyes, ami a
great sigh heaved his bosom. Then
he hoard the nurse arise and draw
near him; and opening those
tear-filled ejes. he saw through the
mist the face of Eva (lav. '
Is it a dream V he said. " Oh.
Eva, can it be possible that von are
And sin cried :
"Thank Heaven, he knows me.
It is no dream, dear John.11
She sat with her hand iu his. and
her cheek against his ow n. For a
while Johu was happy, theti sad
Ev a spoke to cheer him.
" Do you wonder how I caiuo
" Yes angel."
" Alt, I have kept w.;t -h over you
ever since I first read your name. I
urn proud of you, John. Do you
know they have made vou a Colo
"Ah !" His heart
in a moment. ' A
seared v lift
his sword again. Oh
' My poor, my poor darilng.''
" I did not think of this. I did
so hope to come to you iu health
and strength, -to offer you fame and
fortune. I dare not now say, will
you have a poor maimed soldier !
It would be w ronging you.'
Eva bent over him.
' It would be of no use John.'
I do not blame you, Eva. Aud
In; hitl his face.
" None at aM, John," said Eva ;
" for the day 1 come here we be
lieved you dying and that I might
stay w ith you ami nurse you to the
last, I told tlie chainplaiii we were
betrothed, and he married us. Don't
you remember John, vou said " I
John clasped her iu Ins arms.
" 1 remember," In; said. " but I
thought it was a dream, 1 have had
so many, Eva And it is true, quite
As Heaven darling."
God bless, you darling,1 and
laid his Head opou his wife's white
arm, and rested l.appy.
Tiir.n .ooi oa,E iixr.
as i.(i(a;i) von m josh im.i.i.Gs.
How I do hug (once iu a while)
for 1 !nm gootl old da;'.e.
Them daze when there was more
fun in Jo cents than than is now in
7 dollars ami a half.
Them tla.e when
1-." lbs. of wiiniuen.
1 man married
ami less than
nine pounds (awl tohh of envtiiin.r
How i do long for them old da.e
w hen tdukashun hoiisi.stcd iu what
a man did well.
The da.e when pollytieks was the
exception and honest v the rule.
I hen, da.e when lap dolus and
wet nu:scs wan't known, and when
brown bread aud baked goose uiade
a gootl dinner.
Them daze when men who wan't
bi..y was watched, and when wim
men spun only that kind of yarn
1 hat was for tin; darning of stock
ings. How i h long for them g.Hxl old
tlae when now and then a gal baby
was called Jerusha, and a boy was
not spilt if he was named Jerry
And ye who are tired of the feth
ers and las of life, cum beneath
this tree, ami long for an hour w ith I
me for them good old daze when!
men were ashamed tew be fools, and
w iuiiuoii afraid tew be lliits.
" Hallo, Ecu!"
" Hallo buck again ! What do t on
" How's our folks, this morning''
"I'm pretty well mother's smart
as usual Jim and Tom's kickiu'
ami father died I. ivf night. Yes, he
kicked tin; bucket last night about
1 J o'clock, and I've got his watch."
Tho Treasury Department li"
. . . ..1 . e t. .
just eomple.cflthe set erne ' !
prize money made at tl e ,p...
Mobile. Admit-ill ! ana gut s sh.iie
i.f ihls is MlC.lMHi. During fin wai'
1,1 1!) captures were made and the
amount of prize money, after do
ducting the expenses of eondctiHia
tion, is f-'..',I.i,-J'" '' which one
half giM-s to the captors. Fifteen
millions of this amount has been al
ivaily divided. The latest amount
to aiiv Indiv Idiinl, from one capture,
I . t,s.MMl to Copt. I lid no. The
largest amount to one Individual,
from ull ruptures is ifluo,(HH) Io
Captain H. 1. Iiio. .
THE HB.ll NWlt. '
V "'V. "I" ", trll me true.
Umy littM.,,1, lllv Eliu,
1 in A nlnc'i ... . ; . .
l.r uil..r' f tm wre .lim wirh d8ir
luur little ta.l. voiir F.iihu r
" What little llt'l'l Whii't ihjir
" What little lad t m if then tould U
Another tich a one an he !
HTmt little lad. do too iyt
Why Eliliu. tlmt took to the ea
Tlie moment I put him off hit knee f
It wan jnxt the other dy
The Gray nen (ailed Waj."
"The other day I" the nailor' eye
Stood ..-n wit Ii "Trent mrprir'
The other diy f the Swap V
Ilia heart henn in hi tbrout to riae.
' Ay, ay, mir. here in the rnpiaiard lie
Tin; j.u ki't he had on."
" Aud o jour lud ia uue 1"
"Gone with tlie Sunn." "And did she tanl
With her unehor elutrhing hold of the land,
i'T s moment, and never tir r
" Why, to be .urt !. I've eun from the laud,
Ijkea lover fchnrnK hia f:ulv' h.md.
The wild eH kiM.iiij her
A eiht to ri'Uuiiuljrr, Bir."
" But, mv .enl mother, do yoit know
All tin wan twenty yearn ho I
I toiHl ihi the lira vSwan'a deck.
And to Unit U.I I Ki,- yuu throw. .
Takhiifh on', v it nii.t lie, .!
The hiiuk.-ii liii-t from Toar nek.
" Ay. and he'll l.ring it tmrk."'
' Anilili.l the little l.i wl..s lad.
That made you elek mid ifiuilc m and,
Suil with the tii-ay Swaii'. erew f
" I.nwleiu. ! the nmc ia so'ni nmil !
The he.t hoy ever mother hail
Toiie enii' lie siiiled w ith t'te ercw I
What would you have liiiu do I
"And Iiehan never written tine,
XorrM-jit you word nor made you aiga.
To i;iy he wiih alire !" '
. " Hold 1 if 'twa wroiiir. the wrong ia mine ;
nt'Miile. he tuny lie in the hi-ine,
And roiil'd lie write from the grave?
Tut, mau! what would you have!
' Gone twenty yearn a lone, loii(j crtiiac
Wwiii. wicked vottr love to alme j
Hut, if the tad ..till live.
And eonie haek Inniie, think you ean
Koryive him I" "Mierahleman,
Vou're mad a the ea youruve
What have I to forgive I"
The unilor twit c'.iid liix hii-t so blue,
Ami fi-oni within his hoHom dnw
The lia ii U.-i-i I. i.-t. she waa wild.
"My riml ! niv Father! is It true I
Ma tittle lud. iiiy Klihut
l.v lile-sed hov. niyehitii;
My dead, my living child P
We .suspect the following article
from the Lowell Courier must have
been written by a Vermonter. Tho
facts are from the census, and the
conclusions are just.
VEBMOXT ITS AGRICI LTUBAL AD
The population of Vermont, in
lSiio was :n.i(H.s an increase of
!7.S, less than one third of one per
cent, from l.sr.o. There, were found
in the same year throughout the
diked States Il.-5,;,"i2 natives of
Vein nit, of whom L'o(J,0S7 were
fouii'i iu her borders, showing that
over 171.00(1 of her natives had gone
to spread her free principles in every
part of the Union. Of these 47,000
were found in the State of New
York.of whom only 1300 were in tho
. gruut metropolis. The second larg
est number of Vermonters, I0".7!i4,
were found in Wisconsin. Massa
chusetts had given a homo to 18,
tiTrJ; Illinois, ; Michigau, 13,-
779 ; New Hampshire, UJJoO : Ohio,
ll.tioj; Iowa, 7.V5I ; Pennsylvania,
4S.; Minnesota, ; Indiana,
; California, 3110, &c.
While the citizens of Ver.nout an
of all the New England States, are
valuable in a new country, like most
of the Western States, named above,
we believe they would make as good
citizens nt home, and bo in nine
eases out of ten, as well if not bet
ter remunerated, ami furthermore
he saved from the troubles nud anxi
eties w hich atteud the settlers of a
Iy the returns to the Agrion'tu
ral Itureau, at Washington, it is
shown that during the four yeara
from ISOl' to 1NG5, inclusive, an acre
of hind in Vermont, 011 tholiverage,
produced ,'17 (13 bushels of corn, worth
is lS.it(, w hile an acre iu Wisconsin,
the favorite resort of the Vermont
emigrants) pr0dutf.1l .11.0 bushels
winth ?i,0.,"l, showing largely in fii
vorof Vermont. In the latter State
l.l.Oi bushels of w heat, worth ?J0.
0,'i, was raised, whiu in Wisconsin
the product was 1 i.'i bushels, val
ued at 11.0.1, and nearly as large
an advantage in favor of Vermont
was shown in other staples, such as
rye, oats, barley, buckw heat ami po
tatoes, both as regards the number
of bushels to the acit ami the prices
obtained. A still greater advantage
to Vermont was shown in some of
the leading product! over Illinois,
the second fa 01 ite Western Statu
for Vermont emigrants, and tho
same was true of Vermont over the
other Western States. Now as
there are thousands of acres of land
iu Vermont w here tiie plow has nev
er h, en 'ind us a market on 11 bo
found, and the highest prices obtain
ed. in New England for everything
raised within its boundaries, as a
i disinterested parly wo would submit;
wheflicr the young man of Vermont
who is designing to engage in agri
cultural pursuits would not tiud it
us Wfjl to remain at home, aud make
t he hills and valleys of his own Smto
more fruitful, and gain a lilvornl rec
ompense nearer his own friends anil
early nssociales, instead of seeking
a home among strangers in the far
West, ami depriving himself of the
advantages he would receive in the
Green .Mountain State. W hat is
good argument lor Vermont isalao
' 'iii,,,.y .nu:intj 14J e
K'nln.l State, for oven i
ut)l '.,,,,, ,,,,
equally applicable to every New
are tlumsiimls upon thousands acres
of land as yet unimproved, while iu
.Muine and New Hampshire the un
improved acres ure to be counted by
millions. 1 We instance the case of
Vermont lss-nuse in looking over
the census tables the largest luuni
grid ions in proportion to the whole
number was Miown from hrr native
Isii'ii population. Lotcctl Vintner- I
When it U'couioa right to do wrung
the devil will ltocoiiie a saint.
xml | txt