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VOLUME
I.—NUMBER
XI r.
29-
THE NONPAREIL
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O i e o k 3 S o y
IKUH-tl FEK VEk* A»\ A«CE.
BATES OF %DV*BTISIKO.
i, 12 lines or Jw
i laiMcquent insertion,.
year
six month*,
three month#,...
Oat Column, one ywr.
six months,
three month®,....
Bait Column one year,.
six months,
three month*.
SulllTMli JMC. JL».
nlifSlt'lAN ft Kl'ROEOX. OFFICE ATDIL
P" E uKUli STOWS, Lower Broadway, Coun
cil BlnA, low*.
A. C. FORD,
A,TTORNF.T
AND COVNSKLLOR AT LIV,
COUN-
C1L BLUFKS, lma.
t^Offlce over ibe Banking Hoaie of Greene, *caT®
*l Hen tun, Middle Bnadwij.
l.
W. FB1I.E. iAXE*
PRICE fc JAMES.
A!uwa.
TTORNEY* AT LAW, council, num.
"'-tt
ROBERT L. DOUGLASS,
ATTORXKY
Mver.il Court* ol Record IU llie Stale of low..—
tifllce iu the Lpier Ea»l Kooui uf tlie Sric* "'(l*'"*
Broadway, nearly apposite tlie Pacidc BoteL iwMerly
occupied by II. C. Null A Co.
Council Bluffs City, Ausu»l l»t-nl4-a
MV v W F. McCLF.LLANI).
•honn &
Bankers & Dealers iu Exchange,
COL XCIL BLUFFS, IOWA.
1. C. BI.OOMEtt,
lllfg! i) Fubtie St ('ommiuioMtr mf I9**d» fmr
lh* Stmts 0f IVrfc.
DEED*
COWKYAMLS OF ALL kinds,
promptly filled out and acknowledged.
office in Kuipire Block, opposite Faciflc House.
May I8o7-nJ-u
COLLIX8' HOUSE.
COKNER OF 3HU AND MARKET STREETS,
Mitt Mai ritjf, Mmtem.
I. A. PELTO* S. M. COLLINS.
I'HOPKILTURS.
A. COCIIRAX,
«ral Ijaud Ajfeut,
COIXCII. BLIFFS. '.OWA.
WILL
PHOMPTLV ATTEND TO THE LO
CATION am. Sale »f Land Warrants for non
re.ideuis I lip paymcnl or Taxi's, and the purchase aud
sale of Krai K-«t ite generally- Wi 11 al»o euter lands
lor settlers ami give time for payments [u3-u.
Ull. H. A. 1IAESEEER,
M»m*0p*tMc Phyicimn, mmd Jf
emmchtmr,
LATH
Of Pottsville. Pa, would respectfully tender his
service* to the citizens of C'Ol'NCIL IJLI'KFS and
viciiniy. Ortlte in Primer's Itl-Kk. oiiCMiuare beluw the
Pacidc House, where be may be consulted at all times,
when not olhuiu i?»e |»roteMoiKtlly engaged. Particular
jitteiitinii tivvii to di^oa^es ut rciiiHles and Children.
Aiso, Clir-'int complaint* ol long standing.
tiepl. l'itb, 18j7. n20-ly
J. P. CASADr. J- V- TK8T.
CASADY lb TEST,
efffsrsfyi mmd Vmmntilmr* mi £*mttt mmd
i em:HAL LA\D AGE.NTS,
COUNCIL
BLvrra IOWA.
A\rlLL rROMFTLV ATTEND TO LA!SD
VV Agencies, Cuilectioiis, InveAUiig Money, Locat
ing aud belling Laud Warrants, and alt other busitic^
pertaining to their profession in Western Iowa and .Nc
iraj»ka. blu.
TOOTLES ft FAIRLEIGII,
l.v
IVKI.T WIIOI.ES\I.K UKALKH
ll.-'l-, Mh.,C9, ClolliiUK Liquor^
and
I^XCMSIVKJ.T
(ir.H'
4JUCCU
F01UVAUD1.VI! & COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
•Ail.. Street. St. Joseph. Mo.
D. t. UI.OOnElt'8
lead Jfmtjf mmd Jijrthng-t SM«n
EM PI
UK 11 LOCK.
ALL
BR AWHEM OF THE LAMD AGEXCIT
Ifttlsitit^.o promptly attended to. I*aud liought aud
Std. Money leaned and Land Kntered ou Time. Land
Warrants kept constantly for sale at the lowest rates.
Oitl -e iu Kinpire Block, up|Ksite Pacitic ilou»e.
May l&>7-u!u
N. WT MILLS
&^
BISD
CO.,
1U.VJI .nj.XlFJVTlMBBB,
BOOK.mMtKKS At JO It 1'RIMKllS.
COURT AVENUE
UK* MOINES, IOWA.
MAGAZINES, PERIODICALS, LAW BOOKS,
Old Books. Mu*ic, Ate., &c.
Aiso, Manufacture litauk Books for Ranks, Hotels,
Merchants, County Officers, lie., in any style, ruled to
any pattern. n8-3ut.
CKO. SNYDKR. J. II. SHKRMAX,
SNIDER a SHERMAN,
py«, Connkelor* nt Law tc Xoliriri Pnblic,
LMII. M.trn. IOWA.
PR\ FK E THEIR PROFESSION
w
•lie
the of Jo id Nehr »ka. Ail
mutod to their care, atteuded promptly.
Especial attention given to buying and selling real es
tate. and nnking pre-emption* in Nebraska.
INMds, Mortgage*, and other instruments of writing
drawn with dispatch, a km wlcdgments taken, Ac., Ac.
JC^tortlcoon L'pper Broadway. niu.
Curtis' Brothers,
Surveyors and Land Agent*,
corxcit. BLI.'FFS, IOWA.
OTriCE.MV 1. VAI.Ml.US Ul.QlK.
linu, PAT PROMPT ATTK.VTIOX TO THIS LAY
W ing out of Lands, all business connected with
Civil JSnsineenug, Drafting, Ac., also the Paying of
J*xm, (Buying and Selling of Rent Kstutc. Locating
JUaud Warrants, and Making CoMection*. ntt*u
DR. T. S. VERDI & BRO.
S U E O N E N I S S
(Graduates of American Dental Colleges.)
write si Bnsiwk) oppMltr Palmers Stack
COl XCIL BLUFFS, IOWA.
Saturday May, 1897. nl-n
THOMAS PAPIST,
fPholtiale Dealers in Fancy Goods, Im
porteri of Wines, Liquors 4 Cigars,
SI Xtrth SeroM Strait,
0t. y.«uit, Missouri.
s—
lle»'rel,
upon short notice, plauo and
nimii ii ni 5jaU(27-n9*u
*de
lo on1er on
*hoti
mws.il Bloft,
T. OLIVER,
Morohaut Tailor,
AKD DKALtl tM
Getlemens' Furnishing Goods,
1VMM. rmtUt »rrtr
COUNCIL BLUKFS, IOWA.
HA FID A CHOICE KUrnnv
iL?h^TiU3'w
CA3,Mi
K1:3
wwcfc he will make up to order, in the latest an*
ttm ipprored style*. Together with beautSS!
FURNISHING GOODS
nON THE r*B*CH or 1EUW1
'....10,00
7 00
One-fourth Column, une Ill.'.'iao 000
«i six months, i MA
three months «M*»
^r"^«.
Ver^o^ ... tb.
iM »n ai«»K'r H'"1* on between the girl and
a twoMduae dread.
i v ghngbter, while yno turn
.! Liliteo loth* wont. I t*yyour i s i
•v^eiin hu contrived to «te*l
Tuar oottilnkinK heart a»ay
j,. flt his (awning »oice
teware, •«c
vt 4r.n are all the blind one care,
^«ii I mark your sighi whene'er
Our young neighbor's name ii heard.
Slio'i »oioe it falie, tfcough wiwttn—
t^ili.tl the window I. ntharredl
JHk! Lisette, you are not evinnlnk!
......80,00
60,00
36.00
60,00
30,00
20,00
.30 00
1
'-He room Ii close id4 warn, yon
tat. my daughter, do not peep
i!
TbrouKh 'he casement—night anK4agr
C'ito there his wat«*h duih heeft
mm* not uane aKrumbhug v»nge|i'.
Aft! here at my breast you hung^
ike you was fair aiid young
ud 1 knew bow »pt it IUTI
lead the youthful heart to ail
Jlist! the door—I beard it move
I
ft 1 Lisette, you are not spiuuiuffj
|4 it» a gusi of wind you »ay,
TliatUaUi made the binge»gratp|^
J*d uiy po4»r old growliog Tray,
"(tut you break for that his paigfp
l, my child, put faith in me
permits me to foresee
Col hi *oon will faithless be,
jind your love into an abyss
grief will be the sfrl begmami^j^
Y^iemne! nure 1 heard a kiss I
Ah 1 Lisette, you are not spiumng!
n8n-
ti 31
*w»8 y»«r
AT LAW, WILL FKACTKB IN THE
MCCLELLAND,
If!
1 smuKOSS,
fcocxcii. BLCKFS, IOWA. [I'
B. a. PKUltAX. S. II. KIDDL*.
K
B- R. PEGRAM fc CO.,
utt,a bird**** §*7
liave that tender kiss just now
r' »ke him cease bis trifling, pray,
s'W will rue it else, 1 row.
Love, my girl, oft bringeth pain,
Shame and s»rrrw in his train,
Wl»ile the false, successfulswalrt v
Scorns the heart he has beguiiei
9pom true virtue's path to sinning?**
fiist! 1 hear you move, my chifctf
il Liseite, you are not spiuuingt
wish to take the air, you sayf
fbink you, daughter,
1 believe your
tftil young Colin go his way,
Or, at once, as bride receive jroti.
fcgt him go to church and there
fftow bis purpose to be fair.
Mt. till then, beside my chair I*!.««twU
T-iu must wurk. iny girl, nor b^i
ft|i lit* vows so fond and winning!.
tangled in t. veV web, indeed-^
Lisette, my daughter, mind your spumu^T
A STEEPLE CHASE ON THE PRAIRIES.
The first day of June, 1849! Six years
ngo! How stranger than fiction it seems
that on this sixth anniversary of that ever
eventful day, after traversing all the vicis
situdes of experience, after boxing the com
pass of life's stormy sea and shaking hands
with every extremity of fortune, I should
be seated at last in this quiet little sauctuui
the hum of that mighty city, which was then
the goal of our hopes tho wild freedom of
the illimitable prairies exchanged for the
confines of a dingy office my snorting charg
er discarded for this old arm chair (lie badge
of the pioneer laid aside for a more peace
ful but mightier weapon, this "gray goose
quill."
Y'es! Six long years of stern experience,
of lonely wanderings, of ever changing,
never ceasiDg toil and turmoil, have (hing
ed the boy into the man, the vouthful ro
mance of the emancipated student, into the
stern, fixed purposes, the utilitarian views
of the slave
of business. But have all their
stormy vicissitudes and wild excitements
blotted from the mind tho fearful memories
of that terrific scene, long ago, when the
I tvro of the wilderness first looked on death?
Ah, no! On this sixth anniversary of that
memorable day, the thronging nu-inories of
that fearful hour crowd thick upon me. The
first sudden moment of alarm that terrible
warwhoop, bursting from fifty savaje throats
the reckless desperation, the thrilling ex
citement of that wild chase of eight miles,
with fifty painted demons sailing after me
on their wild mustangs the appalling fear,
as the sweat gathered on the tlanks of my
flying gray find the foain Hew from his
heaving nostrils, lest his strength and bot
tom should fail mu in my dire extremity:
and above all, the exulting thrill of grati-
white ^shields and burnished lance heads
gleaming brightly in the morning sun.
Still,]
Iwever, 1 scaroely thought of the
Pawnees, out supposed it might be some
hunting party of friendly PotUwattomies or
Sioux, and at all events, Knowing the mettle
and power* of my horse, and having a re
treat at pleasure, I thought 1 incurred no
great risk in waiting for a more satisfacto
ry inspection. Gradually ucross the broad
expanse of the prairie, tbey drew nearer and
near, now disappearing from view in cross'
ing some concealed hollow, and again dis
flayed in bold relief against the sky as tbey
mounted some prominent ridge.
At length their distance was diminished to
less than a quarter of a mile, and thinking a
closer acquaintance undesirable, 1 turned
my horse's head with a view of riding mod
erately toward the camp till they should
manifest some design on me when imagine
the chill of horror which curdled my blood
as 1 s«w two small parties is Mr REAR, gal
loping together from either side to cut off
my retreat, and heard the terrific yell which
atl three raised as they saw their wily ma
noeuvre discovered, and that further silence
wonld be useless.
While the main body had continued to at
tract my attention by advancing conspicu
ously toward me, these two parties had tak
en advantage of the numerous hollows,
which had at times concealed them tempo
rarily from view, to diverge, and by a wide
circuit attain my rear, I greehorn that I was,
never dreaming of this common Indian strat
agem while stupidly regarding the first and
only object which attracted my gaze. But
was not there yet time? The two intercept
ing parties were rapidly converging toward
the une
of my retreat, and were already with
in a quarter of a mile of each other, while
1 was not more than half that distance from
the centre. The main party, with a fearful
whoop, dashed forward to close me in. My
horse was fleet and true, but he was also
travel worn and fatigued, llow long could
he distance those wild coursers of the desert,
even if I escaped the immediate danger.—
But there was no time to deliberate. Now
or never was the onl v chance. Another mo
ment would be too fate. Grasping my rifie
with a firmer clutch, and re-assuring with
caressing words the frightened steed, who
alone could save me from a horrible fate, 1
made a bold dash for tho interval which
still separated the detached parties, ind
upon which they were rapidly closing.
Nobly the gallant animal responded to the
call. Snorting with terror at the wild shouts
of our pursuers, trembling in every limb
with the intensity of his exertions, he flew
over the ground, and with the fleetness of
the wind, ne dashed between the approach
ing hordes within a hundred yards of us on
cither hand. With the energy of despair I
grasped the saddle with my knees and bent
forward to assist his flying course. On, on,
toward the only hope of safety, fifty yelling
demons hard upon our tracks^their blankets
and finery flying in the wind, onward wo
speed, pursuers and pursued, over the broad
expanse of the prairie ocean.
Soon the fleetness and blood of my Amer
ican courser began to tell on the enduring
but slower footed mustangs of the Indians.
Some of the worst mounted were gradually
dropping to the rear, and after running two
or tnree miles they were strung out in a long
line behind me. Gradually 1 slacked the
speed for I well knew that the bottom and
endurance of the Indian horses, accustomed
to traverse immense distances at a single
stretch, is almost without limit, and many a
long mile was still before us. Again tliey
would diminish the distance, and again I
was obliged to urge my jaded steed to his
best efforts. But 1 was beginning to breathe
freer, the first startling alarm was over,
half the distance was accomplished. If my
gallant gray could but maintain his tre
mendous exertions for four miles more 1
tilde and rapture when the white wagon tops was safe. Once iu sight of our camp and
of niv comrades hove in sight, as we flew
tlij
prudence of mv wild pursuers would
over the summit of the last hill that divid- glance but once attne eighty American rifles
ed us from safety, and the wild howl of the which would gleam from behind our wagon
baflb-d horde burst on iny startled ears—all. wheels.
all come back: nothing" is forgotten, and I was now descending a long but gentle
that unspeakable revulsion of feeling, when inclination toward a broad level depression
my frightened steed rushed into camp, aud in tho prairie which spread out about a
his duty done, his force spent, his powers couple of hundred yards wide at its base.—
xliausted, dropped almost lifeless to the My savage pursuers were for a moment out
earth, as 1 reeled from the saddle nud fer-
1
It was on this day six years ngo. Eightv
five of us, weary wanderers over the tract
less prairies, were month after month toil-
band. It was .Sunday in the wilderne
wagons all "corralled" on the banks of the
"Little Blue the toil worn mules scattered
around, joyfully cropping the virgin grass
under the "watctiful vigilance of the guard
Some of the party were bathing in the clear
stream, some cooking, mending clothcs,
washing, lounging, or smoking, and all en
joying to the full a glorious sunshiny day of
rest and indolence, when some evil genius
possessed me with the sudden desire to be
the first of the party to slav the long-ex
pected "buffalo," an animal 'we had nut yet
encountered, but which now began to be
the constant theme of conversation and con
jecture. Several of the bovs were hunting
turkeys in the margin of the timber which
skirted the river, so that when I saddled up
my steed, and, with rifle at my saddle bow,
Started out to the northward, the few who
observed my departure exchanged sly winks
at my probable disappointment, but never
dreamed of the thrilling adventure that I
had heard so much, but had as yet failed to
see.
Far away over the beautiful undulating
and vernal bosom of tho trackless prairies,
1 rodo gently along, on the qi/i vit-e for any
indications of the object of my desires, but,
though I eagerly scanncd the horizon as 1
proceeded, not a living being met my eye,
except a few shy antelopes, whose wary cau
tion nnd quick perception rendered them im-
fossible
EDWIN J. FRASEB.
Res! Estate Broker & General Ag't«
l«wer Broadway r*dric Bouse.
COUNCIL BLOTS, IOWA.
BUYS,
SELLS, RENTS, A\D EXCHANGES
all kinds of Real Kstate for distant dealers or per
sons in the City. Loans money, make* collections
pays taxes, and draws abstracts
of title. Giv*# reliable
information respecting the prices of Real Rnate ami
execute-
u
execute. coasted with Ue.r'uuu i !y ?lusin«°n
Agency
A large variety of the most desirable Real Kstate for
•ale at ell times on the most reasonable terms, nl-u
1
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DOUGLAS & LABCE,
Carpenters a Joiners,
HATE
LATBLT OPKXED A SHOP OX LOWS*
Broadway, back of tlie Old
Office, where they are pre
ps*adto execute, with promptness,
!e'« Ti'h them. TTicy
•MriiiMii'^
of approach upon the open prairie?,
ar as the vision could rcach, nought but a
monotonous undulating surface of gentle
swelling and naked hills, covered only by
the buffalo grass and flowers of every hue,
extended in everv direction toward the far
horizon, where tKe blue sky of summer kiss
ed the distant hills, glowing in the fresh ver
dure of the advancing season.
Struck with the voiceless solitude of this
untrodden desert, 1 rodo slowly along, lazi- prairie with hfs flying hoofs,
l,he strR"Sc
Charging down the hill and across the in
tervening valley, I rose another gently swell
IDg roll of the prairie, and as 1 gained the
summit, again the moving cloud of dust mot
my gaze, and considerably nearer, and as I
i/
re8ardedit,
1 perceived that it was
dis-
pidly approaching, and I began to
the flashing of tright objects gleaming
cern
out from its
glcAU,-
of sight behind the ridge I had just crossed.
Tently thanked that l'rovidenee who had I reached tho foot of the hill at full speed,
looked ij
fearful
down upon and protected me in my my steed plunged forward on what seemed
need. hard ground and, O, despair! sank to his
spair
belly in a treacherous swamp Ah can the
gathering years of nil futurity ever blot
1
from my memory the despair of that awful
ing onward to this distant land of gold, I moment! IIow far this seemingly impassa
whose loftv sierras and summer plains have ble barrier extended up and down the rivu
since gathered to their eternal embraces so let which divided it I could not guess. A
many a member of that gallant, youthful tcrrificvell burst from the exultant warriors
the as they appeared over the crest on tho
ridge and recognized the dilemma they had
too truly anticipated. Terrrible fears'chill
ed my blood. In that brief moment, as the
wild savages came charging down the hill,
tumultuous thoughts of home and friends,
mingled with the bright anticipations so
long cherished, of n golden future in the
land of promise, came thronging in wild
confusion through mv teeming brain. There
was one hope left, desperate as it seemed
but there was no time for deliberation, no
opportunity for choice. Resistance was
madness. I was hemmed in on every side
but one. Straight ahead was ray onlv
chance. I might flounder through, and at all
events, suffocation or capture in the bog was
no worse than instantaneous destruction
where I was. Dashing the rowels into the
trembling animal, I madly urged him for
ward. The soil, though covered with grass
and apparently firm, gave way at every
step. Plowing his way ny gigantic efforts,
was so rashly rushing into. Although we now for an instant raising himself on some
knew that" we were about the con-! higher spot, then sinking to his saddle
fines of the Pawnee territories, and had in-! girths, urged by my frantic exertions, terri
deed been warned by a convoy of trappers, fied to phrenzy by the appalling yells of the
whom we had met but a few days previous I approaching cnetny and the shots which had
returning from their wintering g'ronud in the bc?an to whistle around us, the noble ani
mountains, that their war parties were out, mal toiled gallantly on and gained the firm
7Pt confident in our numbers and the entire bank just as tho dusky forms of my pursu
itiability of our unpracticed eyes to detect ers, infuriated at the possiblo loss of their
•nv traces of them, we had attributed the prey, were clustering on the opposite
well-meant warning of the mountaineers, I side, seeking a favorable spot to follow,
rather to a spirit of newsmongertng than Their deliberations saved me. It required
anvthing else, and rather despised those a strong control of reason to walk my fail
wild Bedouins of the prairies oi whom we ing horse slowly up the hill, while the Indi-
ans were floundering after me through the
swamp. But I rightly judged that a little
breathing time would not be wasted on him.
I turned tho summit of the hill just as the
discomfited Indians were beginning to crawl
out of the bog, and again putting spurs to
my jaded horse, once more we sprang for
ward in that mad race of life ana death.—
Onward we rushed over hills and valleys,
across streams and through ravines, in head
long flight, pursuers and pursued.
The timber which marked the camp grew
more and more distinct—now for a moment
concealed by an intervening hill—and again,
as we flew over its summit rising nearer and
clearer to view. My horse was rapidly fail
ing great flakes of loam flew from his
moutn. Covered with mud and drenched
with sweat, he still, however, toiled gallant
ly onward, spurning the wild sod of the
L._ i_:—1 But the gOIll
he could hold his
vicissitudes which was nearly won. Oh if
had so suddenly translated me from college
halls to this wild scene, and had almost im
perceptibly placed three or four miles be
tween me and the camp,
when far in the dis
tance, directlv in front of me, I discerned a
pace a little longer! The tireless mustangs
of the Indians, no match for_ his fleet limbs
in a short stretch, now exhibited their won
derful powers of endurance. Onward tbey
swept after us with undiminished speed,
their unshorn manes and swoeping tails
mingling with the flowing drapery of the
column of dust, which, as 1 supposed, be
long desired buffalo. Away mine
went romance ana reflection. The ardor of wild riders, and flying out upon the wind
tokened the long desired buffa!
went romance ana reflection. Th
the hunter took possession of me, and has-
The timbered banks of the "Little Blue,"
tily loosing my pistols and glancing at my which I had so earnestly longed for, had
rifle's lock, I struck spurs to my ste^l and been for some moments concealed by a long
galloped forward, never doubting that the but gentle ascent, tho summit of which
1
'5
®PP°rtun»ty so ardently coveted
at was approaohing. If from here the white
1
wagons of our camp should be visible over
the uninterrupted plain, I should yet reach
them. But oh! if another of these inter
midable ridges should intervene! My horse
was on his last legs. But to perish in sight
of safety—to be taken within view of the
camp by these implacable savages! My
brain teemed with these maddening doubts
as
1 neared the spot whieh was to decide my
fate, and I trembled with eagerness for the
view which might consign me to ntter des-
w
obscurity" This iooked like
buffalo and as the object whatever it might
be, continued to approach, I halted for a
better view, and was not long in making out
mtotfH feqpjj nooted fakhiu, tl
r» u MCt'ty,
paw
We neared the summit another bound
a 1 JmImm auik OftAii \lnirtW» nftll
Mid Hjwisaw* I"Mf" 'liiimMinn MrI.,
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steps»down a gentle inclination which swent
away in gentle undulations to the longea
for timber, (till about a mile ahead. I
strained my eyes for indication* of my
comrades and oh! rapture unspeakable!
far away, bnt directly before me, nestling
at the base of the dark line of cottonwood,
in full view of the panting fugitive, loomed
up the white circle of tents and wugon tops
dearer to my longing gaze than to the
deeert-worn pilgrim the lefty minarets and
marble palaces of eastern story.
A shout of triumph and exultation burst
from my lips as I discovered the the welcome
scene and recognised the gate of my deliver
ance.
I looked back. One after another of the
savages came bounding over the ridge, press
ing on with the wild fury of disappointed
rage. But their practiced eye* were not
Our readers are well aware of tho terrible
state of excitement which has existed in our
city for the past few days, in consequence
It appears that, not long since, Major
Tremendous stigmatized zen Bombast as
oop. Citizen Bombast retorted
Major Tremendous as two nini-
The military indignation of tho beroie
Major took fire at this thundering accusa
tion, and he rushed to the nearest "bar" for
"a friend," and something of temperate na
ture to modify his thirst. Both were ob
tained, and the following letter was con
cocted on the instant by this Mlia* toa oi
Mors: •:.
(No. 1.)
CITIZEN BOMBAST,
or no fodder."
i .. TREMENDOUS*
Major, &c., ce.
(No. 4.)
MAJOR TREKENDOUS,
Sir: I did not call you TWO
ninicompoops till you had called me ONI
niuicompoop. 1 have a small wife and a
large family, and will not fight a duel, as
Yours, TREMENDOUS.
Near these two paused a couple of young
sters of ten or twelve years. They were
looking into a tobacco shop close by, and
one called ont to the other
"By the piper! I'd like to smoke
a
THB ueeA.
One oold windy morning, the last Sun
dajSkf December, 1847. a half-naked man
knocked timidly at the basement door of a
fine substantial mansion in the city of
Brooklyn. Though the weather was bitter
even for the season, the young man had no
clothing but a pair of ragged cloth pants,
and the remains of a flannel shirt, which ex
I posed his muscular chest in many large
rents. Bnt in spite of his tattered apparel
and evident fatigue, as he leaned heavily
upon tie railing of the basement stairs, a
critic observer could not fail to notice a
conscions air of dignity, and the marked
traces of cultivation and refinement ia his
:ard countenance
The door was speedily opened, and dis
closed, a comfortably furnisncd room, and
its glowing gTate
of anthracite before which
slow to discover my refuge, and one after w is placed a luxuriously furnished break
another pulled up his panting steed and i fast table. A fashionably attired young
gazed with baffled malignity after their ex- man in a brocade dressing gown and velvet
pected victim. slippers, was reclining on a soft fauteauil,
But I was saved! Covered with sweat busily reading the morning papers. The
and foam, my gallant preserver burst into beautiful young wife had lingered at the ta
camp, and, as
1 sprang from the saddle into ble, giving to the servant in waiting, her
the midst of my startled companions, with a orders for the household matters of the day,
groan of exhaustion he sank quivering to tho
pound. The faithful crcature toiled to the
last he had done his best his powers were
exhausted, and, yielding at last to utter
prostration, he stretched his weary limbs
upon the sward, and 1 thought that the last
race of my gallant gray was run. How I
nursed him that long night, how 1 covered
him with my own store of blankets, and sup
plied him carefully with grass and water,
now I trudged along on foot day after day
for the next two weeks, and cherished him
as carefnlly as a feeble child, 1 have not
time to tell but, although many a mile he
carried me in after days over those dreary
deserts, and many a time brought me along
side the flying buffalo in his mad career yet
never again did he run an eight mile steeple
chase against the field, with uutamod cour
sers of the desert for his competitors, and
fifty painted warriors yelling in his rear.
AN AFFAIR OF IIOXOR.
when tho timid rap at the door attracted her
attention. She commanded it to be opened
but tho young master of the mansion replied
that it was quite useless—beiug no one but
some thieving beggar but the door was al
ready opened and the sympathies of Mrs.
Maywood enlisted at once.
"Come into the fire," cried the young
wife, impulsively, "before you perish!"
The mendicant without exhibiting any
surprise at such unusual treatment of a
street beggar, slowly entered the room,
manifesting a painful weaknes at every step.
On his entrance, Mr. Maywood, with a dis
pleased air, gathered up nis papers and left
the apartment. The compassionate lady un
wisely placed the half-frozen man near the
lire, while she prepared a bowl of fragrant
Coffee—which, with abundant food, was
placed before him* But noticing the abrupt
departure of her husband, Mrs. Maywood,
with a clouded countenance, left the room,
whispering to the servant to remain until
the stranger should leave.
She then ran hastily up the richly mount
ed staircase and paused before the entrance
IILJ iur um piai IUW in uunsctjuviiuc cu SuiiriuSu uuu p.iustu uriuru nit. cutiautc
of a sudden and unexpected rupture of the of a small labratory and medical library,
amicable relations heretofore existing be
tween Major Tremendous aud Citizen Bom
bast. Wc are happy to state that the affair,
which looked so threatening but now, has
been satisfactorily adjusted, and that no
further trouble need be apprehended. We
present some particulars of the glorious
uffair, with extracts from the correspon
dence that passed between the whilom be
ligerents.
and occupied by her husband, who was a
physician a practical chemist. She opened
the door una entered the room. Mr. May
wood was sitting at a small table, with his
head resting on hie bauds, apparently in
deep thought.
"Edward," said the young wife, gently
touching his arm, "I fear I have displeased
you but the mun looked so wretched, 1
could not bear to drive him away," and her
sweet voice trembled as she added—"You
know 1 take the sacrament to-day."
"Dear Mary," replied the really fond
husband, "I appreciate your motives. I
know it is pure goodness of heart which
leads you to disobey me, but still 1 must in
sist upon my former commands—that no
beggar shall ever be permitted to enter the
hou«e. It is for your safety that 1 insist up
on it. liow deeply you might be imposed
upon, iu my frequent absences from home,
I shudder to thiuk. The man who is now
below may be a burglar in disguise, and al
ready in your absence taking impressions in
wax "of the different kevholes in the room so
Sir: You have seen fit to call as to enter some night at his leisure. Your
ine TWO ninicompoops. Now sir, I want you
to retract the accusation, or be ready to af
ford me that satisfaction which a military
man like myself, covered all over and be
smeared with glory and renown, has aright
to demand. Yours, TKE.MKN'DOL'S,
Maj. R. A. B. 1. Rangers.
(No. 2.)
MAJonTUKSNnois:
Sir: If Ton will tako back
what you called me, 1 will tako back what
I culled you. Yours, meekly,
C1TIZKN' BOMBAST.
(No. 3.)
CITIZSN BOMBAST,
Sir: I refuse to grant yoar
request, and demand that you meet me on
1
facUO% "fedder
limited experience of city life, makes it dif
ficult to credit so much depravity. It is no
charity to give to street beggnrs, it only en
courages vice, dearest."
"It may be so," responded Mrs. Maywood,
"but it seems wicked not to relieve suffering
and want even if the person has behaved
badly—and we know it. But I will prom
ise you not to ask another beggar into the
house."
At this moment the servant rapped vio
lently at the door, crying out that the beg
gar was dying.
"Come 'Edward, your skill can save him I
know," said his wife, hastening from the
room.
The doctor did not refuse this nppcal to
the" field of mortal combat'with anv weapons hi* professional vanity, for he immediately the wave, and they had quite a sociable time fTm*
)f a harmless nature. My blood is up, Citi- fullowed her Hying footsteps as ghe descend
zen Bombast, and 1 am bound to have satis- cd to the basement. They found the men-
dic:nt lying pale nnd unconscious upon the
carpet where he had slipped in his weakness
from the chair where Mrs. Maywood had
seated him.
"lie is a handsome fellow," muttered the
doctor, as he bent over him to ascertain the
state of his pulee.
And well he might say so. The glossy
locks of raven hair had fallen awav from a
my religious convictions satisfy me that the broad white forehead his closed eyelids
1 1 1
custom is a barbarous relic which should be
frowi
shots. Yours,
frowned down by all men who are poor
BOMBAST.
(No. 5.)
CITIZEN BOMBAST,
Sir: I don't want to fight any
more than you do, and if you will let me
call you a tLief, scoundrel and liar, or apply
some such unimportant epithets, I will let th'e
whole thing drop.
were bordered by long raven lashes, which
lav like a silken fringe upon his pale bronz
ed cheeks, while a delicate acquiline nose,
r,.
Major Sus. Ao.
(No. 6.)
MAJOB TUOIINDOCS,
Sir: Yonr last letter fills me
with joy. Call me what you please, dear
a
conciled, and that they can bo seen daily in
sou's
worth of tobacco!"
"Well," said the other, "buy
a
sou's
worth."
"Ah! as luck would have it, I havn't the
sou."
"Hold on I've got two sous."
"That's the ticket, just the thing—one
for the pipe, and one for the tobacco?'
"Oh, yes! But what am I to do
"You? Oh! you shall be the stockholder
you can spit."
It was a flash of light. The capitalist
thrust his hands into his pockets and fled.
The speculator cast a furious look at the
two urchins and turned down the street.
WHAT A JOKE.
One of Henry Fox's jokes was that play
ed off on Mrs. who had
a
a
great iond-
ness for making the acquaintance of foreign
ers. He first forged a letter of recommen
dation to her in favor of a German noble
man, the Baron Von Seidlitz Powderitx,
whose card was left at her door, and for
whom
dinner was immediately planned by
Mrs. and an invitation sent in form.
After waiting
a
considerable time, no baron
appearing, the dinner was served but during
the second course, a note was brought to the
lady of the house with excuses from the ba
ron, who was unexpectedly prevented from
lost—for I escaped from the waves by a
miracle. 1 Attempted to make mv way to
New York, where I have ample fands in
bank awaiting my orders, but 1 muet have
perished from cold aad hunger, had it not
been for you and your wife's provident
charity. 1 was repulsed from every door
as an impostor, and could get neither food
nor rest. To be an exile from one's native
land ten year J, and then, after escaping the
perils of the ocean, to die of hunger in the
streets of a christian oity, I felt was truly
a bitter fate. My name is Arthur Willet,"
added the stranger.
Why, that ia my wife's family name. She
will be pleased at her agency in your re
covery.'
•Of"what state ia she a native?' asked Ar-
A SEA-SHORE INCIDENT.
Now that "life" at the watering-places is
over for the season, and the returned ab
sentees, after several weeks spent in setting
1
and a square massive chin displayed a mod'
el of manly beauty.
"Is he dead asked tho young wife anx
iously.
"Oh, no, it is only a fainting fit, induced
by the sudden change of temperature, and
room without tire,
and placed in a com
fortable bed."
The coachman was called in to assist in
Major. My large family join me in my lifting the athletic stranger, who was soon
thanks for your goodness and condescension. carried to a room in the chamber, where
Let us always be friends hereafter.
Yours affectionately, BOMBAST.
It only remains for us to state that Tre
mendous and Bombast were immediate!
the doctor administered with his owu hands
strong doses of port wine sangaree. The
young man soon becane partly conscious,
but all conversation was forbade him, and
y
1
the harmless strife of endeavoring each to
outdrink the other. So ended this "affair
of honor," which sheds an immortal glory
about thoso who participated in it.
SPECTATORS AND CAPITALIST*
he sunk quietly to sleep
He is doing well let hint rest as long as
ha can should he awake in our abseuce
give him beef, tea and toast, ad libitum,"
said the doctor professionally, as be left the
RO^I,SF THAN FTN HOUR AFTURWARD POCTOR
This bit will fit other latitudes than that Maywood and his lovely wife entered the
of I aris—a ''good thing of a Parisian gorgeous church of the most IIolv Trinitv.
gamin, (urchin, loafer-boy.) It is lively, Amid the hundreds of fair dames that en
energetic, characteristic, and was effective, i tered its broad portals, dressed with all the
Two gentlemen were chatting on the taste and magnificence that abuudant wealth
Boulevard. One was a great speculator,
developing the an of a magnificent project, I
C0(llJ procure not one
nnd
the other a dazzled capitalist, ready to snap
at the bait. He hesitated a little, but was
just yielding merely making a few object
ions for conscience' sake.
rivalled, in grace
beauty, the orphan bride of the rich
physician, llcr tall graceful figure wns
robed in a violet silk, that only heightened
by contrast her large azure eves, bright with
the lustro of youthful happiness yet there
was a touch of tender pity in their drooping
lids that won the confidence of every behold
er. The snowy ermine mantilla which pro
tected her from the piercing wind, rivalled,
but could not surpass, the delicate purity of
her complexion. Many admiring eyes fol
lowed the faultless figure of Mrs. Maywood,
as she moved with unconscious grace up the
central aisle of the church, but none with
more heartfelt devotion than the young,
wayward, but generous man, who had re
cently wed her in spite of her poverty and the
sneers of his friends.
The stately organ had pealed its last rich
notes, which were still faintly echoing in
the distant arches, when a stranger of ven
erable aspect, who had previously taken
part in the services of the altar, rose and
announced for his text, the oft quoted, but
seldom applied words of the Apostles, "Be
not forgetful to entertain strangers, for
thereby some have entertained angels una
wares." Dr. Maywood felt his foreheard
flush painfully it appeared to him for the
moment, that the preacher must have known
of his want of charity towards strangers,
and wished to give him a public lesson but
he soon saw from the tenor of his remarks,
that his own guilty conscience had alone
made the application to his particular case.
I have not space nor the power to give any
synopsis of the sermon but that it, com
bined with the incident of the morning, ef
fected a happy revolution in the mind of at
least one oi its hearers. So much so, that
coming by the sudden death of his aunt the fn 'bo return of Dr. Maywood froinchurch,
Duchess Von Epzom Salts, which she read
out to the oompany without any suspicion of
the joke, and to the entertainment of her
guests, among whom was the faoctious au
thor.—Thomas Koikes' Journal.
fty'Jake," said an old farmer, one day,
to nu mower,
"do you know bow many horna
there are to a dilemma?"
"Well, no, not 'zactly," replied Jake,
I
know how many there
"bnt
are
iu
a quart
of
MARIA ORAFT«*. OR LET EVERT GIRL
CHOOSE HEH OWN HISJUXO.
Seated in a pleasant chamber wasayoung
hter of one of the most aris-
'I married her in the town of .where loSatS® mwchants in New England, lie
A* Ms°moment, ^tLjugh^ot^txirtly'^w'ie^yet L'aooor
the room, surprised at the long absence of
dance
v .Is t?:ii i ,u l.-v
wild surprise, murmuring
'It cannot be—it cannot be. 1
am deliri
ous to think so.'
Mrs. Maywood gased with little less as
tonishment.
'What painful mvstery is this?' cried Dr.
Maywood, excitcdfy, addressing his wife,
who then became conscious of the singu
larity of her conduct.
'Oh, no mystery,' she replied,_ sig^jng
deeply, 'only this stranger is the imaue of
my long lost brother, Arthur.' And Mrs.
Maywood overcome with emotion, turned to
leave the room.
'Stay one moment,' pleaded the stranger,
drawing a small mourning ring from his
finger, and holding it up, asked if she rec
ognized that relic.
'It is my father's gray bur, nnd you
9
'His son, Arthur Willet, and your broth-
Mary Willet Maywood fell upon the men
dicant's breast, weeping tears of sweetest
joy and thanksgiving.
Doctor Maywood turned from the room
and left sister and brother atone in that sa
cred hour of re-union, saying to himself:
'Be not forgetful to entertain strangers,
for thereby some have entertained angels,
unawares.'
*with
n
1
i
After a few moments of hesitation, tho
gentleman shouted to his lady-love the awk
ward intelligence, and in return, was in
formed that nis clothes lay at her feet. All
that was to bo done was to exchange the
lots but how, in the name of delicacy, was
that consummation, so devoutly wished, to
be effected? The sun was now down, but
it was not dark vet. Finally it was arrang
ed that the lady should venture into the
water with her eyes seaward, while the lover
should exchange the clothes and return to
his side of the rocks. Unfortunately, just
as he was about to cut around to the other
side to perform that duty, he caught sight
of a couple of young ladles not far off, and
he felt compelled to retreat precipitately to
his place again. His discomfitted compan
ion would have thtn come out hastily and
called to the ladies for their help, but they
were distant, and between herself and them
she saw a boy passing along. To cut the
he repaired at once to the room of the men
dicant to offer auch attentions as he might she saw a bov pot
stand in need of. But the young man seemed story short, the "peculiarly unploasant pre
to be much refreshed by rest and nutritious dicamcnt" lasted until the young lady felt it
necessary, to save herself from being chill
food, and commenced gratefully thanking
bis host for the kind attentions he had re
oeived, which, without doubt, saved his
life. "But I will recompense you well, for,
thank God, 1
am not the besgar that I scem.
I was shipwrecked on Friday night in the
Ocean Wave, on my return from India. My
name KM.doubtless Jhe list of the
ed to death, to attire herself in her lover's
clothing. lie, on his part, pot her gar
ments to the same uso for his own benefit,
and a pretty good fit it was—for the two
friends were about of a size, and but for the
discrepancy of a full beard, be might, in a
less dusky light than then prevailed, have
the pra ctice of t'b£ wealtbic8t
merchants in tho country, had amassed a
u i large amount of property: With him,wealth
innrmiiriTw ia everything—he knew nothing of happi
ness, save when it was considered in the
scale of dollars and cents and needed only
that a man be wealthy, no matter by what
means he bwonie so, to insure respect.
His residence was but a few miles from
the city of Boston, and it was one of the
most beautiful in the vicinity. No pains
had been spared to make it worthy of notice,
for Mr. Graftcn was a man fond of praise.
His youngest daughter, Maria, was the only
child remaining at home. Two sons, on
whom he plf.ced his hopes for the reputation
of his family name, and ou whom he de
signed to bestow the greater portion of his
wealth, died ere they obtained manhood.
Of the three daughters, two were married,
leaving Maria with her father whom he lov
ed next to his money.
Sad were the thoughts of the farr girl, as
she sut alone in her chamber but they were
soon interrupted. The voice of her "father
summoned her to the parlor. When she
descended, she found he was accompanied
by a young man named Stevens, who had
some time previous, offered his hand to Ma
ria. But not content with her refusal, and
knowing the attachment of her father to
wealth, he called him to aid. Maria raised
her eyes as she entered the room but as
she saw Stevens she turned her head and
seated herself beside the window. Her
father addressed her presenting Stevens,
and informed her that it was his wish that
®"e should accept him as her future hus-
things to rights, are entertaining their inti- .Maria informed her father that she
mate friends with reminiscenses of their en- rejected Mr. Stevens once, and even
joyments at Kockaway Newport, Nahant, did she/ot'e him, which she was very certain
&c.. we occasionally hear of a Summer in- "ot»"er pwn judgment taught her
cident worth repeatfng. A droll one occur-! p®"®' than to risk her happiness in his
red at a marine resort, at the head of Long hands.
Island Sound, to a couple of the forty or What dovou know of love said Mr.
flftv boarders in the hotel. A newly arrived
1
scene appeared to be shared only by Old
Ocean and themselves, but they were lovers
n
Graften and why are you unwilling to
gentleman and lady strolled away one dav fis ?°uT happiness with him? His wealth
in August to the long sand-beach far be- sufficient to procure evory comfort, and
yond the bath-house, to enjoy the grander! character——"
sweet of the wave as it rolled majestically to 'Infamous, interrupted Maria, looking
the shore. The sublime 6olitude of the "1D?
111
t"e
1
'utte' I
Stevens turned
Wlt" rn8e ftI,d
just about to be married, and wanted no scarely knew bounds. At length pointing a heavy loser on account of his villainies,
»k«»
are
cion, and her own being suns peur et sans I
answered Maria.
to lave in its cool, translucent depths, tney i "My daughter," said Mr. Graften, assu
decided to try a bath. They had no swim-
mi"£ a
side of this natural screen, and the lady di- Maria, "but I cannot marry him."
vested herself of her clothing without a bit'
milder tone, "though you may have
ming rig with them, but, fortunately, that |le|\r(^ reports unfavorable to Mr. Stevens,
was a cozy nook on either side a little rocky believe me they are Without foundation.—
promontory, which projected into the Sound ve ®n® wealthiest men in the
several rods beyond the main margin. The
cltJ*
gentleman modestly retired to the further
e
be all you think ho is," said
ou may

t0
of fear that he would incur her Diana-like father, "1 am determined that Ilenry Ste
indignation his honor being above suspi-
veng
marr?
reproche. Soon she heard him pla.^hiug in i °*n
your chamber," said the
shall be my son-in-law, and you must
''im or quit my house. 1 will neither
nor
suPP°rt
the water on the other side, and as there was dient daughter. To morrow I shall expect
no barm in using their tongues, although .vour answer.
thev must not use their eyes, she cried out: Maria knew too well the character of her
to £iim cheerily as she, rose like a naiad from to make any reply. This was
an ungrateful and disobe-
she
of it, in spite of their separation. "Wasn't, »new that her refusal of Stevens vould
it beautiful V" "Yes, it was ''glorious." bring down his wrath upon her head and had
But, unfortunately for thein, a small but written to both her sisters, stating the
quick-witted and mischievous boy—a sort of •. circumstances, and requesting, in case her
marine Ike Partington—without being seen
had some days feared. She
father should drive her from the house, the
himself, saw it all. lie nad been fishing up-! privilege of remaining a short time with
on a shelf of rock, at the extreme end of them. Their husbands had married them
the promontory, and, not having very good j,nore on account of their father's wealth,
luck, had fallen into a sleep, from which he
1
was awakened by their exclamations of de- I
'ban for any affectien they had for them
r'n4
'bey feared if they gave Maria a home,
light. There are some youthful minds to their father would disinherit them. Such
which the conception of a roguish trick or i'?
l.b®
nractical joke is as inevitable as lying. Uu-j
omt where he lay he could, with only a
movement of his body, see the gen
tleman on one side of the ledge and the lady i
on the other and not very far awav from i
effect which wealth has on the uffce-
tl0n9*.
appily, this lad was one of them. From Maria retired to her chamber, nnd after
L.I I, .. giving vent to a flood of tears, deliberated
what course to pursue. One thing was cer
tain, she was determined not to marry Ste-
Tens.
Tho next thing was, how could she
each, their respective heaps of garments.— obtain a living- After thinking of the lnat
What a jolly good joke, he thought to him- '®r '°rr some time, she said to herself:
u, cuuui... .vU.Kv....u.v, «.« self, it would be to go and hide their clothes, "Well, I have a good constitution, and
perhaps the first stage of starvation," re- or, still better, to change one pile for the
cau
f, ... ii i i I -.i \u:.u u:™ ..... ... (Iani»ntpr of tho rinn Air. (.rnft/in in«iio1inni
plied the doctor sympnthizingly. He hau
forgotten for the moment his cold maxims
of prudence, and added," he must be carried
to
In tho mean time the gentleman, too, re
paired to the shore to dress. Speechless as
tonishment was depicted on his countenance,
as it fell upon a heap of women's clothing.
"What in thunder," he muttered to himself,
"does this mean Is the place turned
around, or am I crazy In the greatest
perplexity he took np one article of femin
ine apparel after another to the number of
about thirty, letting one after another drop
again upon the rock whore he stood, with
many a half-audible ejaculation of wonder.
There was no doubt in his mind as to whom
the things belonged, but how did they get
there ana where were his own clothes? With
one arm akimbo he pressed his other hand
upon his forqjiead to collect his bewildered
seuses, little thinking that the mischievous
elf who was the author of his embarrassment
was laughing at him from behind the sand
hill.
labor but how would it appear for the
other. With him, to devise was to execute, daughter of the rich Mr. Graften, to go about
and ho went fearlessly about it, yet, with 'be city seeking employment?"
great caution, lest he be discovered and his At last she concluded that, rather
fun be spoiled. Watching his opportunity, remain in the city, ehe would go to some
and tnking advantage of their absorption in village, and if possible, obtain employment,
what they were doing, the little rog^e 'bis moment she recollected having heard
managed by consumate ability to effect the 1
one
The niiud of Maria was now made np.—
She decided upon entering the factory.—
Another difficulty now presented itself.
Would her father allow her to take her
clothing and what money she had. She de
termined if he should still adhere to his
resolution, to ask liini the question. In tho
morning she mot her father at the break
fast table. At length her father inquired
"Well, Maria, have you concluded to mar
ry Mr. Stevens?"
Maria hesitated for a moment, but said
firmly, "I have not."
"l?ou heard my determination last night,"
said he, "and now I repeat it. You must
marry Henry Stevens, or quit my house."
"1 cannot marry nim father," said she.
"Sooner would I quit not only this house,
but the world!"
"Then go!" said ho angrily, rising from
his chair.
"Shall 1 take my elothee," asked Maria.
"Yes and never let me see nor hear from
vou again," said ho, slamming the door vid»
Iently, and leaving her nlone.
Maria sank back into her chair and wept
bitterly. For a moment she seemed almost
inclined to comply with his wish, but the
idea that she must forever be linked to a
villain, and suffer reproach if his vileness
was discovered, was more than she could
bear, and she preferod the anguish of sep
erating from her friends, free and with hon
or, to that of marrying Stevens. She has
tily packed up her things and in a few hours
left ner father's house.
As she passed through the oity of Boston,
where her sisters resided, a desiro sprung
up to see them—but from their recent treat
ment, she dared not visit them, and she also
feared again meeting her father.
Maria
was well furnished with clothing,
and had twenty-five dollars in money- Al
though she had been surrounded with wealth,
she never knew the value of money. A
thousand reflections, doubts and fears cross
ed her mind, as she was pursuing her jour
ney to the place designated by the eirl of
whom she had enquired
at
her father's house
and though she felt sad at the thought of
being driven from home, she could tearco^pike with an eight |oot sapling.
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passed for a lady. It was his intenthn, in suppress'a smile at the awkwardaese with
some way or another, he hardly knew how,' which she ofost engage ia any kiad 6f 1s
to roetify the matter
immediately? btrt when
he had ventured to r^je.n his laughing and
blushing sweetheart, he saw the mischiev
ous boy a little distance off, with a grin on
his impish countenance, closely watching
their motions. (Jaieklr putting a handker
chief to his face to eoaoeal hie tell-tale
beard, the gentleman took the lady's arm,
and they sauntered on the shore until it w »s
dark, tnen entered tho hotel as privately as
possible, and making the best of their wny
to their respective rooms, lost no time in
donuiug more appropriate habiliments.
bor.
She nt last arrived at the houe* of Urs.
D——, the lady designated by Hannah, uj
easily obtained Board In that /ami!y. She
also learned that Mr. P. the overseer, whose
name she bad taken was in want
*t beta.
In is unnecessary for us to fullow tit
fortunes of Maria through their various
channels. She entered the factory, learned
to. work, and found many friends among
whom, and the only one it would be in
terest to the reader to name, was Caroline
Perkins, a girl about her age. These two
soon became intimate friends. In the fac
tory their looms wero next to each other,
and they occupied the same room at the
boarding house. They were much attached
to Mrs. with whom tLev boarded,
and she in turn evinced a deep'interest in
their welfare.
About six months after Maria had entered
the factory, an incident occurred which
united the friends closer to each other.
One evening as they were in their chamber,
and Caroline was engaged peeking a large
trunk, Maria, who was looking on, was
rather surprised at the amount of cjuthing
and jewelry possessed by Caroline and
jokingly inquired if her bean was a jew*
eiler.
Caroline blushed, and after some heft*
tion informed Maria that her father had
been wealthy,bnt it was ascertained thathis
property, though amply sufficient to pay his
own debts, would bo swept away by the
failure of some friends for whom he had
endorsed. The creditors had allowed h»r
to keep everything given her by her father
except the piano. She also tola her, that
although she might have supported liesself
by music teaching, she prafered working iu
a factory to remaining among those Ao,
though they were once intimate friends,
would consider ber after the loss of&etf
wealth, as far below thein.
Maria repaid Caroline by telling her ewn
story, and her reason for leaving hoin^ and
corroborated her story by the display of
jewelry and other trinkets her father
"had
allowed her to tukc.
Probably there never were two persona
who enjoyed life better than these two girls.
None, save themselves, knew their histojr,
and as their natural dispositions were not
arrogant, they never appoajed above tfcoir
fellow laborers.
For two years they remained together, at*
the end of which Caroline was married and
at tho argent request of herself and husband,
Maria was induced to leave the factory, for
a while at lea^t, and take up her abodv With
them.
One day while Maria was engaged in pe
rusing a newspaper which had been left at
tho house, her eyes foil upon a paragraph,
stating that Mr. Ilenry Stevens, who had
always been considered a wealthy merchant,
was arrested and committed to prison for
committing heavy forgeries. She handed
to Caroline, with a shudder, extlainiinc, "a*
I expected."
Tne next brought intelligence that no
urned pale, his lips quivered doubt was entertained of his guilt: nnd that
and the anger of her father Mr. Graften, if nc*
..Au At i his finffer At hA innu!iii!_ i
other society than that of each other Af- I ^IS fin f?er at Stevens, he inquired—
ter walking till they had become so warm "And what do you know of his character?"
that thev looked wishfully to the tempting "Enough to convince me that my words
water, with its clean, sandy bed: and longed
tlie anger of her father I Mr. Graften, if not entirely ruined wouldb«
as he hired of him a large sum of money.—
For a moment, Maria indulged in the idea
of immediately visiting her father, but after
consulting with Caroline concluded to write
to him, which she did begged his pardon
for not obeying him, and requested him to
receive her again to his arms, nddrng as a
t, "she had a hundred dollars,
which she would send him if he was in want
of money to pay the losses bv Mr. Stevens."
Iler father read the letter with more
feelings
of sorrow than nnger, but at the end of rf
broke out in a hearty laugh, exclaiming:
"Well, women are tlia best judges of aw*
cals."
In a few days he visited Maria, expressing
his regret for the sorrow he had caused her,
and reqiesed her to return with him. Maria,
complied with his request, and became once
more an iumate of her early home. Her
father endoavored by every means to make
her happy, as an atonement for her past
wronirs and when about a year after, she
asked his consent to her marriage with a
mechanic without wealth, he answered
"Do as yon please, Maria I have learnsyf
to let ever)- girl choose her own husbancLT^
ANECDOTE OF TIIE ELECTRIC TELE
GRAPH.
I think the most carious fact, taken alto
gether, that I ever heard of the electric tele
graph was told me by a cashier of the Bank
of England. "Once uj on a time, then, on
a certain Saturday night, the folks at the
Bank could not make the balance come right
by ju?t llHlf. This is a serious matter in
that little establishment I do not meat, the
cash, but the mistake iu arithmetic for it
occasions a world of scrutiny. An error iu
balancing 1ms been known, I iim told, to keep
a delegation of clerks from each office a*
work sometimes through the whole night.—
A hue and cry was of course mad after
this 100/, as if tlie old lady in Thread-nee
dle-street, would be in thc'Gazftte for want
of it. Luckily on Sunday morning, a clerk
(in the middle of the sermon, 1 daro say,
if the truth were known) felt a suspicion of
the truth dart through his mind quicker than
any Hash of tho telegraph itself. He told
the chief cashier on Monday morning that
perhaps the mistake might have occurred iu
packing some boxes of specie for the West
Indies, which had been sent to Southamp
ton for Shipment. The suggestion was im
mediately acted upon. Here was a rsee—
lightning against steam, nnd stoam with 48
hours' start given. Instantly the wires
asked 'whether such a vessel had left the
harbor.' 'Just weighing anchor,' was tho
answer. 'Stop hor, frantically shouted tho
electric telegraph. It was done, 'lieave
on deck certain boxes marked so and so
weigh them carefully.' They were weighed
and one—the delinquent—was found heavi
er by just ono packet of a hundred sover
eigns than it ought to be. 'Let her go,1
said the mysterious telegraph. The West
India folks were debited with just 1001 more,
and the error was corrected without ever
looking into the boxes or delaying tho vov*
age bv an hour. Now that is what may ba
called'doing business.'—Letters qf i
II. Grayson.
than
'be housemaids speak of being em-
ominous exchange in the situation of the ployed in factory, and she descended to the
unsuspecting bathers' clothes, then stole kitchen.
away from the scene. As be ran behind a I "Hannah," said sTie, addressing the girl,
sand-hill his long shadow between her and beard you a few days since, speak of
the sinking sun attracted the lady's notice, working in a factory how did you like it
and in some trepidation she hastened to don i there?"
her apparel, lancy her "feelings" on find
ing, not her own clothes, but the hat, coat,
vest, and other articles, in extenso, of the
gentleman on the other side of the promon
tory How could it have happened—and
what was to be done? Was that fearful
long shadow some spirit of the sea or shore,
who, offended at her intrusion upon his
solitude, had resorted to this method of
punishing her temerity It were better to
imagine her situation than to attempt to
discribe it.
"Oh! I liked it very much, Miss Maria,
and should have remained there hud my'
health been good."
"Was the work harder than your work
herei-"' inquired Maria.
"No, ma'am, 1 don't think it
WM,
but was
more confining."
"Will you tell me trhere it is?" enquired
Marin.
The girl gave the required information,
and the name of the overseer of the room
where she had worked, and the name of the
ladv with whom she boarded, adding, "she
is tlie kindest lady 1 ever saw."
STLBBS SEEKS REVBMK.
"Pappy, old Mr. Smith's grey eolthag-j
broken into our cabbage patch aaain."
"He has, has he? Well just load rny ri
fle, my son, and wc will see if an ounce oit
lead will not lead Mr. Smith's eoit Wite"
form his habits."
This colloquy passed between Mr. and
Master Stubbs, just after tea. As .on
dark came, Mr. Stubbs takes his rifle,
marches over towards old Smith's farm,
and
when within about thirty rods of oktSmittfa
barn, he raised the "deadly tube," took
aim, pulled the trigger, and dropped "ou*
of the finest looking grey colts in the coun
try."
'Mr. Stubbs having fulfilled his
mission,
returned home, went to bed, and slept With
a lighter conscience than he had enjoyed for
the last eight months. The next morning,
while seated at his breakfast, who shoafdne
seen striding towards thetlomieilttf Stubba
but old Mr. Smith. Smith entered tho
house—Smith was excited, and lor a mo
ment lacked words to express himself.
"Mr. Stubbs, I've come to tell you thai
a horse was shot near my barn last night."
"Sorry to hear it, Mr. Smith, although
not a bit surprised, for that grey colt of.
yours was not calculated to make friends."
"But it wasn't my colt that got shot."
"Wasn't yonr grey colt? Well, which
horse was it'r"
"That grey colt you purchased last week
of widow Dubois. lie broke into my pas
ture last evening: 1 intended to send nim
home this morning, bnt it's no nse now—his
brains lay scattered over the barn yard."
Mr. Stubbs was thunderstuck. The idea
that he bad killed the wrong horse, drove
him to desperation and caused him to seek
relief in a direction that rather astonished
his household. The last seen of St ubbeho
was ohasing his elder son Jim down the torn-

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