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It's Jnsttlie Same as it Used
to be.
The girls are planning to get a beau
They dress for party and ball and show,
And the old folks tell us it wasn't so
When they were young and used to go !
But the difference is really no more or
Than a little change iu style of dress ;
And human nature itself, you see,
Js just the same as it used to be.
After the ver.■•as and prayers are said
The old folks light the boys to bed,
And they lie 83 still as though they
were dead, .
’Till daddy goes off to his dreams in.
stead ;
Then down tho back st irs, so sly and
With their boots in their hands—and
away they go.
And the old man laughs iu the morning
to see
It’s just the same as it used to be.
Those good old maids are waiting yet—
Over love affairs they froth and fret—
Of girls they never saw such a set—
Every one is a silly coquette!
But if backward something like forty
They would carry their meddlesome
eyes and ears,
In freaks and flirts of their own they’d
see *
It's just the same as it used t® be.
Of course to the aged it’s right to hold
The years they were happy, the best
that rolled,
But the truth is plain and ought to be
That the world grows better in growing
old ;
And only love in its show and flame
Is ever changing and yet the same—
Freaks of fashion and charm you see,
But it’s just the same as it used to be.
Tli© Sparc Beil.
Whe I go to the country to vis
it my relatives, writes M. Quad,
the spare bedjrises upjbefore my im
agination days before I start, and
I shiver as I remember how cold
and grtw'dike thesheets are. I put
off the \ isit as long as possible,
solely < . account of that spare bed.
I don’t like to tell them that I had
rather sleep on a picket fence than
to enter that spare room and creep
into that spare bed, and so they
know nothing of my sufferings.
The spare bed is always as near
a mile and a half from the rest of
the beds as it can be put. It is ei
ther upstairs at the head of the
hall, or off the parlor. The parlor
curtains have rot been raised for
weeks; everything is as prim as
an old maid’s bonnet, and the bed
■s as square and true as if it had
been made up to a carpenter’s rule.
No matter whether it be summer
or winter, the bed is like ice, and
it sinks down in a way to make
one shiver. The sheets are slip
pery clean, the pillow slips rustle
like shrouds, and one dare not
stretch his leg down for fear ot
kicking against a tombstone.
One sinks down until he is lost
in the hollow, and foot by foot the
prim bedposts vanish from sight.
He is worn out and sleepy, but he
knows that the rest of the family
are so far away that no one could
hear him if he should sbout for au
hour, and this makes him nervous.
Hewouders if any one died in that
room,and straightway he sees faces
of dead nersons. hears strange noi
ses, *u»d presently a cbil! galloping
up and down his back.
Did anyone ever pass a comforta
ble night in a spare bed ? No mat
ter how many quilts and spreads
covered him he could not get warm
and if he accidentally fell asleep it
was to wake with a start under the
impression that a dead man was
pulling his nose. It will be days
and weoks before he recovers from
the impression, and yet he must
suffer in silence, because the spare
bed was assigned him in token ol
esteem and affection.
Ragle Killed.
Sammy Couch, son of James H,
Couch, Sr, aged about 13 years,
killed an eagle on his father’s farm,
in Arbuckle District, on the 6tli
iust., which measured 6 feet 9 in
ches across the wings. Pretty good
shot for a little boy.—Point Plea
sant Register.
Among the mauy affectionate
and devoted husbands for which
Dayton is distinguished, one has*
Biculiar signal for calling his mate
e sings “come tbou fount efeverj
blessing,” and if she is in thehousi
she comes to him at once.
Dying Words of Pious Wo
Under the head of “Dying
Wordsof P’ou.s Woman,” a religi
ous journal gives the following;
“Oh, those rays of glory!” from
Mrs Clarkson, when dying. “My
God, I come flying!” said Lady
Alice Lucy. Lady Hastings said:
“Oh, the greatness of the glory
that is revealed to me!” Beautiful
the expression of the dying poet
ess, Mrs. Hemans: “I feel sitting
with Mary at the feet of my Re
deemer, hearing the music of his
voice, and learning of him to be
meek and lowly.’ Hannah Moore’s
last words were: “Welcomejoy!’
‘•Oh; sweet, sweet, dying!” said
Mrs. Talbot, of Reading. “If this
be dying," said Lady Glenorchy,
“it is the pleasant thing imagin
able.1’ “Victory, victory, through
the Lamb!” said Grace Bennett,
one of the early Methodists. “1
shall go to my Father this nignt,”
said Lady Huntingdon. The dy
ing injunction of the mother of
Wesley was,“Children, when lam
gone, sing a song of praise to God!’’
To the above may be added the last
words of Mrs. Manchester, who
died recently in Pittsburg, aged 105
years. She said, while dying: “I
was afraid God had forgotten mo,
He has left me in this world of sor
row so long.’’
Tlic Confederate Treasures*
A writer in tho Atlanta Consti
tution tells a curious story concern
ing the fate of the money in the
hands of Davis and the high offlic
ijils of the Confederacy after they
left Richmond. The fugitives hal
ted in Georgia, near the Savannah
river, and it was resolved to make
an equal division of the amount in
the Treasury,something over $100,
000 in gold and silver, which gave
to each officer and man $28.25. But
there had also been carried off from
Richmond $400,000 of funds be
longing to the Virginia Bank, and
this was an immense tempation
to the defeated and desperate sol
diers. It was in charge of some
bank officials, and was stored fora
few days at Washington, Wilkes
county in Ga. After the country
had become somewhat quiet, the
officials started to return oNorth
with the money. Some of theex
Confederates who were idling
around the neighborhood heard of
the wealth and laid their plans to
capture it About a dozen of them
dressed in Federal unilorms, rode
up to the small guard accompany
ing the treasure, and demanded
its surrender in the name of the
United States Government, claim
ing to be acting under orders from
General Stoneman. It was handed
over to them and they made off
with it. But one of the party was
tempted to display somo of the
money in a town near by, and as
the fact of the robbery had become
known,the possessor of such a rare
thing as gold or silver at that time
was immediately suspected of be
ing in the transaction. When ar
rested, he confessed and disclosed
the names of the whole party. The
greater part of the money was re
covered, but two or three of the
men could never be found, and
were supposed to have gotten off
successfully with their shareofthe
Prospects of the Fritfck Crop.
The Rochester Express says that
it has taken a great deal of pa;n
to ascertain tho condition and pros
pect of the fruit crop, and as far as
it has learned, the prospects have
not been better fer years. The
peach tree, throughout Northern,
Middle, and Western New York
notwithstanding the long and in
tensely cold weather for the past
six or eight weeks, is yet uninjur
ed, thajruit buds looking healthy
and vigorous, with a prospect of
a good yield the coming season.
The apple, plum, and cherry crops
also promise well. Nursery men
have no reason to complain of the
small fruits, vines, flowering
shrubs, and different varieties of
the mere delicate evergreens, as
these have been protected by quite
a large body of snow, which has
covered the ground with scarcely
any interruption ever since the last
of November.
This is the season of the yeai
when the farmer tells his son John
that if he will sort over ten bush
» els of potatoes, feed the stock, re
pair that fence and re-shingle the
corn-crib, he may have the bal
> nee of tne day to himself to g<
Saucy Bessie Turner on tlic
Stand—Her Crows - Exam
Brooklyn, March 23.—Bessie
Turner resumed her testimony
immediately after court was called
to order, with her usual saucy air,
and meeting Mr. Fullerton’s skill
ful cross-questioning with ready
and rapid replies. She emphati
cally denied ever being discharg
ed from Tilton’s house, but left of
her own accord. She heard of the
charge of adultery made by Tilton
against his wife alter her return
from the West; heard of it on two
occasions; the trouble between
Bowen and Tilton began about
the time of these charges; she
couldn’t say whether she referred
to the Bowen-Tilton difficulty be
fore the Investigating Committee
or not; might have done so; site
was not sent away from Keyport
for falsehood; nobody ever accus
ed her of falsehood except Theo
dore Tilton. Witness was then
subjected to a rigid exemiuatieu
regarding the testimony before the
New York, March 24.—Upon
I resumption of the Beecher-Tilton
trial to-day, Bessie Turner resum
ed her place on the stand, and her
cross-examination continued as fol
lows : When Tilton took mo up
stairs to his room after leaving the
parlor, I was there some time, un
til after dark—I think about two
1 or three hours. I could not say
whether it was two or three hours
but it was a long time. She look
ed at the clock in the room and
smiled at each repetition of the
question, hut she re-iterated her
expression that it was about two or
throe hours. She then continued :
He spoke to me
he did not tell me that Mrs. niton
had confessed to him her adultery
with B;*echer. If I said so before
the committee it must have been
through seeing it in the papers. I
must have been mistaken. I have
talked about the case sinco I was
here yesterday. No person sug
gested to me how to explain my
having stated to the committee
that Mrs. Tilton had confessed to
Tilton. I have talked to Mrs. Ov
iugton, Mrs. Shearman, Mrs. Til
ton and Mr. Shearman about it.—
I am stopping at Mrs. Ovington’s
now. I saw those reports in the
papers about tho confession,I think
when T was at Beaver. After I
was beforo the committee I tho’t.
over all I had told them, but did
not recall my mistake then. I re
member the occasion when Tilton
called for Mrs. Tilton at Mrs.
Morse’s. I was on the stair and
one foot was oa the floor and the
other was raised; if I was a man I
could show you the position he
was in;I could not distinguish any
words he was “aying, but I could
seo botii of them; I might have
heard what he had said if he had
spoken louder. I remember speak
ing to the committee about this,
but I do not recollect what I told
them. Witness was asked if she
stated before the committee
that Tlltou v%wed her, (Mrs. Til
ton,) aDd asked her to come back
to his home, to which she replied.
1 may have said this, but I do not
recollect; I talked so fast when I
was before the committee, I may
have got things mixed up; I can
not tell from memory what I said
to them, but all I can say is Tilton
repeated his conversation,and said
Paul was not his ehild; he claim
ed none ®f them except Florence:
he said he had seen Mrs.Tilton and
Mr. Beecher time and again have
ing sexual intercourse en the red
Vbat Mrs. Woodliuir* Col
ored Mai Knows AboutTil
NiwYork, March 23.— Upon resump
tion of the Tilton-Bsecher trial to-day,
Mr. Shearman culled James B. Woodley,
a colored man, who testified, in anrwer
to Mr. Erarts. “I lire in Brooklyn; was
bern in Virginia in August, 1845 ; I was
a alare; I came north in 1869; I was with
Mrs. Woodhull when the scandal was pub
lished, and I was arrested at the post of
fice for Mailing some of the papers ; ray
* employment terminated after my arrest; 1
’ was first employed as waiter at theii
» house, no 15 East 33th alree', but was af
-terwards employed in the down towa of
fice, wrapping up and mailing the papers;
I distributed
thm ura or was. woodhull
for Mr. Tilton among the news-dealers,
and handed the money to Miss Annie Til
ton, who was treasurer 1 was intro
duced to Tilton by Mrs. Woodhull in her
down-town office. Mrs. Woodhull said he
had done a good deal for the people of the
south, And was then editor of the Brook
lyn Union. 1 remember') %
between Woodhull, Claflin and Tilton in
their office. Mrs. Woodhull asked me if
1 was a free-lover, and I said I did not
know what free love was. She asked if
1 knew Henry Ward Beecher, and I said I
did. She as’ied me if 1 had ever heard
him preach, and I told her I had. She
then said he was one of the greatest men
that ever lived, and that he was a free
lover. She then spoke to Tiltou and ask
ed me if I knew what frce-lovc was,and ex
plained its meaning. I told her that the
Scriptures said “ What God hath joined
let no man put asunder.” Tilton was
very frequently at the down-town office
during that summer. Tilton very frequent
ly took lunch there that year. 1 saw Til
ton at the 38th-street house sometimes ns
late as 12 and 1 o’clock He was
and sometimes in Miss Claflin’s, generally
writing. Either one of the ladies or Col.
Blood would be with him. They had re
freshments served up in these rooms to
them. I was present on one occasion nt
Mrs, Woodhull’s when Tilton was there
and conversation turned on the
Tilton said she ought to publish this, as
he could* not do it They would crush
him. He said that Plymouth church was
a rich body, and would pay to have it
stopped. Col. Blood was unwilling to do
it, for fear he would get lute trouble. It
Was stated by Tilton that
to hare it stopped. After lunch, Tilton
and Col. Blood were talking about it, but
I could rot hear what was said. Col.
Blood went away the next day after anoth
er interview. I saw Mr. Tilton at the
breakfast table early the next morning at
the 38th street house, and I supposed he
was there all night. At tbe interview next
day Col. Blood said he would have noth
ing to do with tbe publication, and then
he went away; I was in Ludlow street jail,
detained as a witness, for 15 days; at the
time of this conversation the proofs were
all set up ready to be used; I was familiar
with proofs and printed slips then; 1 had
printed slips iu vpy hands at the time of
this conversation, but did not know they
were connected with this scandal; I did
not read the Woodhull or Chillis article,
but heard people talk about them; 1 saw
sitting together with their arms around
each other often, but 1 thought it was per
fectly natural. This ccnversation was
about four or five weeks before the publi
Press Opinions of Senator
Johnson's Speech.
• New York, March 23.—The
comments of the morning papers
on Andrew Johnson’s speech in
the Senate yesterday are some
what varied.
The Herald considers it an ear
nest, courageous speech, contain
ing some unwelcome trutns in hie
arrangement of theadmiuistration.
Virtually, the Harald says the
address is an impeachment of Gen.
The Times says the speech,
though nominally on the subject
of Grant's Louisiana course, was
in reality on a subject of unfailing
interest t© the speaker, viz: The
views and achievements of An
drew Johnson.
The World considers the speech
a sound, weighty argument; its
editorial is brief and eulogistic of
the ex-President.
The Tribune says it will hardly
meet the expectations of the pub
lic as an argument of the Lousi
ana case, it will not bear compari
son to speeches of other Sehatora
on the same subject, Mr. John
son’s views on the third term
question and his reflections on
Sheridan and Grant will attract
attention, but they lay him epen
to the charges of forgetting his
promise to ignore old persona!
questions in his new seaatorial
The Sun says the speech though
somewhat verbose and wahdering,
was racy and amusing’bristled all
over with sharp and stinging
Eeints. Mr. Johnson owed a great
eavy debt, and nobody will b«
surprised that he embraced the oc
casion to discharge it iu full.
A Chicago reporter having beei
instructed to write up the count}
poor-house of Cook county .ciethec
himself in ragged and filthy gar
meats, rubbed mud on his fac<
and got a permit to the institutioi
where he remained as a pauper fo
four days. He them slipped awa;
and wrote it up with all its her
rors. He depicts it as a perfec
A Terrlfllo Hurricane.
Augusta, Oam March 2.3.—'The
pathof the tornado was from two
to six hundred yards wide. The
cyclone was of a cylindrical shape
and traveled with fearful velocity
from north te south. The front
cloud was black as night and a
half mile high; the rear was il
luminated by a bright light; it
traveled nearly due east, veering
a little to the north, davastating
Camak. The tornado seems to
have divided, one portion going
east by north and crossing the
Savannah river above and below
Augusta, both proving equally
destructive, laying waste every
thing in their track. Hugo trees
were broken like reeds, and in
some instances carried three-quar
ters of a mile. The tornado was
preceded by a dull heavy roaring
as of heavy artillery in the dis
tance. It spent its greatest fury
in about three minutes. An eye
witness says the senses wero utter
ly deadened and apoalled, There
was a crash, a roar, and the ming
ling of a hundred terrlfflc and un
earthly sounds. Houses were de
molished, and noble oaks that had
withstood the storms of a century
were snapped in twain A wail
oi distress comes up from the de
vastated district, embracing eight
counties in Georgia and two or
three in South Carolina. The de
struction of property is immense,
and the iistof killed and wounded
Tlie Know Storm.
Harrisburg, Pa., March 24.—
A snow storm set in at 5 o’clock
this a. in. Still snowing fast.
Wilkeabarre, March 24.—
Snowing fast, about an inch deep
StTNirUKY, March 24.—Snowing
here and cold.
Williamsport, March 24 —
An inch of snow fell last night;
cloudy now, threatening rain or
Hock Haven, March 24.—
Cloudy, moderating About an I
inch of enow loll last night. .Rain
Port Deposit, March 24.—
Snowing heavily; no prosper cf
ceasing. No change in the river.
Baltimore, March 23.—Snow
commenced falling about 7 o’clock
this morning, and cantinued stead
ily until half-past. 11, reaching a
depth of several inches, when it
ceased. Weather moderating.
New York, March 24.—A driv
ing northeasterly snow stormj set
in about 10 a. m. Tho snow melts
as fast as it falls.
Philadelphia,March 24.—Thc
snow commenced falling here
abont 8 o’clock, and continues un
abated. Weather moderating .and
snow melts as it tails.
Hanging of u Youthful Mur
Potts VI lee, Pa , March 24.—
This is the day assigned for the ex
ecution of Josoph Brown, convict
ed of the murder of Daniel S. and
Annetta Kreamer.his wife.aad her
aged mother, Mrs. Maehemer, on
the night of the 15th of February,
1872. Brown was only eighteen at
the time the murder was com ml t
| ted, and is now bin twonty-ono.
At 11:30 he was brought out into
the yard, passing the jury with
head down and haggard look. He
was accompanied by the minister,
and followed by the sheriff, physi
cian, warden and jury. At 1.15
the rope was pulled, and he fell
with a thud about five feet. His
neck was, however, not brok
en and he died by strangling, and
the twistings of his body were aw
ful to beheld.
Lord Macaulay’• Tribute te
the Mother.
Children, look in these eyes, lis
ten to that dear voice. notice the
feeling of even a single touch that
is bestowed upon you by that gen
tle hand. Make much of it while
yet yeu have that most precious of
i all good gifts, a loving mother,
r Read the unfaith mable love in
[ thoee eyes; the kind anxiety oi
. that tone and look, however slight
i your pain. In after life yon may
i have friends, but never will you
r have again the Inexpressible love
r and gentleness lavished upon yeu
t A little dry whiting is best U
cleanse gilt china,
The Antl-Monoply Conven
Philadelphia, March 24.—The in
vitation committee appointed by the Anti
Monopoly convention which lately met in
Harrisburg, was in session in this city yes
terday and last night. It was fully atten
ded. The first Tuesday in September was
agreed upon as the time and Cincinnati as
the place for holding the proposed Nation
al Conference of Representative Working
men and Farmers. Five hundred dele
gates will be invited, about half from the
granges aud other farmers’ associations
and half from the mechanics, and others.
The conference will be a private one, and
may or may not determine upon indepen
dent political action- The committee
having it in charge are in correspondence
with every section of the conntrvjand wll
endeavor, in making their selections y
delegates, to secure the most conservative
practical and popular men.
A Bird’s Charity.
[From the Philadelphia Star.}
Igiwt summer a pair ef robin red
breast built their nest in the vicin
ity of a fashionable country beard
ing-house. In due time the heads
of four young robins were observed
by some of the boarders peering;
above the sides of the nest, when
some thoughtless boys passing that
way shot both the parent birds and
left the young ones to perish.
The ladies and gentlemen, mov
ed to pity by the hapless condi
tion of the poor birds, were -devis
ing plans for their relief, when a
little brown wren flew to <Jhe nest,
surveying the unfortunate state of
things for a moment, then dis
apeared. In a few minutes it re
turned, bearing food of somo kind
for the starving robins.
Much surprised at this, the hu
man sympathizers resolved to
await futher developments before
proceeding to put their plans of re
lief into operation, and were de
lighted to find the wren had in
real good earnest assumed the care
of that orphan family. With un
tiringenergy it hunted worms and
food of such kinds as was suited to
the wants and tastes ef its pro
teges, and continued its kindly
offices until the robins were full
flehged and able to take eare of
HwVifigeaa this story may appear,
we have it from the most undoubt
ed authority, and submit the ques
tion whether reason or instinct was
the governing power with that
kind-hearted, motherly little wren?
uonvicuon lor uigamy.
[/’row the Staunton ( Va.) Vindicator.']
In the circuit court this week,
James McCauley, a stupid but hot
ill-looking man, about 85 yoarsold,
was put to the bar charged with
the offence of bigamy. Just be
hind him sat a tidyi Peasant-look
ing little woman or 25. The court
oefore which he was being tried
granted him a divorce Monday
morning from HettieLowo.whom
he had married four years ago,
but who had turned out badly.
Directly the decision was rendered,
McCauley was hurried into the
county clerk’s office with the tidy
looking little woman, named
Mary Crosen, and was married to
her again, having been once be
fore married to her, last year,
when ho thought with the ignor
ance of his class, that the unfaith
fulness of his wif® lerrflMy released
liun. The nett rema. couple
returned to tho court-room, where
the husband again took his seat in
the prisoner’s box, from which he
issued Tuesday evening a convict,
sentenced to three years in the
states prison for bigamy. It is un
derstood that an application will
be made to tho governor for a par
don, for, while the law demanded
his conviction, it was quite appar
ent from the greos ignorance of
the man that be was hardly re
sponsible for tho illegal aet, and
had imagined that he was doing
right. It would be about as rea
sonable to held the beasts of the
field strictly responsible to divorce
laws as that sort of people.
The attempt to abolish the study of Ger
man in New York pabiie schools has wak
ed up the German population, and they
gave expression to tneir sentiments at a
mass meeting last night, protesting against
any such measures.
At a meeting of Confederate soldiers the
other day in Atlanta so many were dubbed
with titles that the following appropriate
resolution was introduced: ‘‘Resolved.
That the preeideat appoint a committee of
i »ne to inquire whether there were any sur
viving privates of the late wsr.''

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