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httaWA ifHKKTRADKll: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, li75.
6 .a. j , f .- - - THE Otl COl "1'I.K. 3t stands in a sunny meadow, Tho houso so mossy and brown, With its cumbrous old stono cliiuiLi-v, Aod the gray roe; sloping d jwa. ?! trees fold their ieen arms rouad it, Tuo trees, a century old; And the winds po chanting throuprh them, And tho suubeanis drop their gold. TLe cov. slips spring In tho niarslios. And Urn roses blooni on tho hill; . And besido the brook in the pasture, The herds go feeding; at will. The children have jtone and lefi them ; They sit in the sun alone; And tlie old wife's ears ore falling, As she harks to the well kuowu tone That one heart in her girlhood. That soothed her is many a care, And praises her now for the brifb.tties Her old face used to wear. Shu thinks again of her bridal How, ilrcssed in her robo of white, She stood by her Kay young lover 1.1 the mornings rosy light.) Oh, the morning is as rosy as ever, Bat the rose from her cheek has fled; And the sunshine still is golden, Cut it falls on a silvered head. And the girlhood dreams onrc vanished Oome baek in her winter time, Till her feeble ju!hs tremble With the thrill of spring time's prime. And looking forth from the window, Bhe'thinks how the trees have grown Hi nee, clad In her bridal whiteness, Sue crossed t'ae old door-stone. Though dimmed her eye's bright azure, And dimmed her hair's ycung gold, Tim love of her girlhood plighted llss never grown dim nor old. Tiiiy sat In puue in tho sunshine, Till the day was almost done; And then, at its clo-e, an angel Stole overth'j threshold stone. He folilod their hands together He touched their eyelids with balm; And their lust breath Moated upward Like the close of a solemn psalm. Like bridal pair they traversed The unseen myotic road Tat leads to the beautiful city ' v nose ijuiiuer ana maker is uou. Perhaps in that miracle country They-will give Ler her lost youth back; And dowers of a, vanished spring-time Will bloom in the spirit's traeli. Cae draught fi'tin tho living waters Shall call back his manhood's primi?; And eternal years shall mcanure Tic love thai outlived time. Hut, the shapes that they left behi id them, Tho wrinkles and silver bair, Mode holy to ns by the kisses Tho angel had printed there. We will hide aw&y 'neath the willows, When the day is low in the west; Where the sunbeams can not find them, Nor the winds cUr-turb their rent.. And we'll suffer no tell talc tomb-stone, With its uge and date to rise O'er the two who were old no longer, In the Father's House in the skies. St'ANIML. bury itc.;,ni bui-itlow, W here it ni-uT more nny rUe To taint the u!r Willi in fulsome breath, Or (.lftken t'.'f? a.ure slues. Aii. me! ah, me! tinman I dig .tn Tac And bury It out of sight. TT.uugn I attewr its bed wita In! I know .before the night I J now beforo the stars come cut The ghotiS will be it vork, And dig and dig with demon Mat And oinny a tmile and Mnlrit. T.cy'll UUr hard, they'll lauor long To Iring it out to vi-' TMs tnle of m brother u sin and Lame, tflu thei 1 false or true Ti ey il ton it up, tiey"; throw !t down. They'll Ua H o'er the, wire I'rotlaim it to the people from The bouse t"ps aiid the fcpire. OUR SUFFERENS WI.TH AGENTS. 1!Y JUSIAII ALLEN'S IKK, v.. .i.,.. r..ifv well this year, the mn in first ruto. anil limn Josiuh had enmo In first rate, ami an I. til down n. tin. a Hi Tin; r. ro;Y nan. lit was a ijUecr uM fogy iniiu, And loved old fogy ways; Aad railed ngain.'t tiie recklcs, speed Of thete full modern days: lie once could travel leisurely, And nlop his friends to hail: t'.ui now they rushed him through by steam, And rode bin. on a rail. The good old ecu !i was fast caoug'.j For prudent folks to go; Imprudent men i:ow laugh nt It And sny 'twas rather slow; And ho they rush upjn tho train, And speed Hi.1; thought away, Until a Kiniish-up breaks their I ones; He thinks it eoes'nt pay. lie loved old housewives spi:i:ung-w heels; Tht music of their hum Was (ar more dear to his old car Than grand-piano thrum. Cut, uli! be sighs, those wbeeh are gone Since Whltri"y iiukio his gin: Wo more we ht.ir their thrifty hum No more the titters spin. T!.e roy girls of olden time, Sunburnt, were firmer made T:;uu these the lute and tender f-hoots. That grow up in the shade; T!iey did their mother's heavy worl;, They ened h-r weary hand.,: And somi'timex, !n,i, if brothers failed, Could lu!;i ! 1 a mini's. Tielr dresscB were made with easy lit, (lave not a y.:'.:i beneath; T!jelr hem ts had ample room to beat, Their luiiLrs had time to breathe Inline, our present girls with wastes Too mui h "ompressed and sligl.:. Who, if tli.-v i! i not dinipaV Are very ult.; . 'jht, T!iey let m, ,'. fhiuu dw.uf t.ie;;- 'win- Hut grew t, comely 3l -e, And bealtli ever on tlt"ir brows And sparkiv.l from their cyts; They thanked kind heaven for its ifti And thoi-'l.t with secret prde " ' That they we-., '.eautiful eiiou"h' And thej ,.-; satisiied. But now ('ir ir.odi'rn "iris aini' 'I'hilikproiitldice unkind; For putting too mueli in the midt And not enough bebinrl; ' And s they bustle around and 1 act To inc:id such clumsy wny, ' And think they fur outshine the "irk Of good old fogy days. " ' tie winhed, l. faid, fur their sweet sake That fashion's torturing vice Would case thm up a liLtle, and Less pineliirig would s 11 Dice; That they niU'l.t feel tiio pounding health Arouiit tiie !:eart tli.it playi. When all imf'-ttcri-d as it w.n ' In good uii! f,.y day. Uteht (lowers, crops 4 or 5 i... FuMin tn turn olF. and lio proposed I should have a scwin' machine, f bough we don't coo at each other as some do, my pard ner Joslah. is attached to me with a firm and almost castl-ron devotedness, l!.,t 00 va T to llilll. uiimif. I had rather Tirzali Ann would have an orgau, because if she is ever coin' to learn tj play, now is tho time. Ar.dl have e-ot a couple of scwin' machines, that have run prouy wen 101 uhmuj ui n hain't no matter how many years, but quite a number, anyway, lint .losiah hung on to that machine, and Tirznb. Ann seemed sot onto her organ, and finally, Josiah tips, and Bays he, 4I will get iinth on 'cm.' Anu 1 lr.au auu rao luuuaui we would let him have his head in the mat t (Tfit out. that w were poln to buy 0 scwin' machinciind aorgan. Wall, we made 1111 fitir 111 inik 1111 Kridav. urtltv late in the ntti'rnoiin. nnd on Mondav t'oreuoon I was wiiehin' when T heard a knock at tho front door, and 1 wrung my hands out of the water, and went nnd opened it. A slick-looking fellow stood there, and tnoitr.it dim in ilnncut llilll acliair. IlllllkU Mill, , . - .... 'I limir vnn ni( Inlkin' of buviu' a lllUSICBl instrument for your daughter,' says lie. No. kiivh I. we are goin to buy an organ 'Wall, says lie, 'I want to advise you, not that I had any interest in it at all, only I don I want to Eee vou imposed upon. It lairly makes me mud to see a Methodist Imposed upon. I lean toward the perswasion mysell. Organs are liable to fall to pieces at any min mn There hain't no dependence on em at all; the insides ol 'em are liable to break out any minute. If you have any regard for your own welfare and safety, you will buy a piano. Not that I have any interest in advising you, nnlv mr stern devotion to tne cause oi rigui. PinnoH never wear out.' 'Where should we go to get one, says I, for I didn't wan't Josiuli to throw away his prop- I'l-tV. 'Wall, sny4 he, 'as it happens, I guess I have got one out here in the wagon. I threw one into the bottom of the wagon this mornin,' as I was a comin' down by here on business. I am glad now that I did, for it always makes me feel ugly to see a Methodist imposed upon. Joslah came into the house in a few min utes, and I told him about it; and, says I,IIow lucky it is, Josiak, that we found out about organs, before it was too late.' Hut Josiah asked the price, and said he wasn't goin' to pay out no 400 dollars for lie wuzznt able, llut the man asked if he was williu' to have it brought into the house lor a spell we could do as we was a mind to about . . . I ..I ft I 1. !.! 1. .... I. ouyin ; so .iosiuii uiiiioni uruso ins u liftin' it in. And they sot it up in the parlor, nnd after dinner the nun went away. I hud iust cot back to my waskin' agin' (I had had to nut it awav to get dinner) when I heard a knockin again at tho front door, nnd I pulled down my dress sleeves, ana went ana opened it, and there stoou a tail sum lenow, and the kitchen bein all cluttered up, I open ed the parlor door, and asked him in there. And the minute he ketched sight of the piano, he just lilted up both hands, and says he. 'You hain't got one of them here! lio looked so horrified that ho skalrt me, and says I, in almost '.remblin' tones: 'What is the matter with 'cm!' and I added, in a cheerful tone, 'We hain't bought it.' lie looked moru cheerful too as I said it, and. savshe, 'Vou may be thankful enough that you hain't. There hain't no music in 'em at all. Hear that,' says lie, goin' tip, and strikin' the very top unto. It did sound Hat enough. Bays I, 'There must be more music in it than'thut, though I haiu't 110 judge at all.' 'Wall, hear tiiat, then,' and he went up and struck the very bottom note. 'You see just what it is, from top top to bottom. Hut it hain't its total lack ot music that makes me despise pianos so, it is because they arc so dangerous.' 'DangeroiisV says I. 'Yes, in thunder storms, you see,' says he, lliftiu' up the cover. 'Here it Is, all wire, enough for 50 lightnin' rods, draw the light uia' into the room. Awful dangerous! No J money would tempt mo to have one in my : house, with my wife and daughter. I shouldn't sleep a" wink thinkin' I had exposed i 'em to such danger.' ! 'tiood Lord!' say I' 'I never thought 011 it 1 before.' ! 'Wall, now you have thought of it. You I see plainly that an organ is just what you need. They are full of music, safe, healthy, l ....,1 ii .I,..;-, 1. 1 fiiiM 11 mi, 11 b t.,.inv 41.111 no 1uu1.11. Savs I, 'An organ wa what we set our miiuk on at first. ' J 'Wall, I have got one out here, tnd I will I bring it in.' , ' hat is the price!-' .-iiv, I. , '200 dollars,' says he. ' i 'There won't be tio use in briugin' ft in Nt : that price,' s;iy f, 'f .r I have heard Josiah i say that he wouldn't give cent ovtr s bun- ; dred and fifty dollars,' 'Well,' says the feller, 'I'!! lei yon whHt I'll j do. our countenance look? so kinder nutu I ral to uu; and I like the looks of the connlrv round here so well, nnd that if yotrr mlr.d is I inane up on tne price you want In pav, I won't let a tritle ot 50 dollars pHrt us. Vu 'can have it for 150.' " all, the end on't was. he bruna it in. nn1 ! sot it up the other end of the parlor, and drove on. Aim wiien ,ios:aii came in Irom his work, nnd the children came home from school, they liluil it lirt rate. Hut the very neVt day anew agent came, and he looked awful skairt when he ketched ,signt oi mat organ, nnd awful mad und dignunt too. h-i.... I mui viiiam hum t Ken tryin' to get one of 1 "'tans on onto vou, Una ,e?' gays he. W hat is the mutter with 'em ?' says I, in a ! awestruck tone, for he looked bud. j 'Why,' says he 'th(.re j a heavy mortgage ,on every one of his 01 . ir '..V.. one of h.m. and paid for it, it would be liatile to be took away from you at any minute, when you was right in th,- middle of a tune leav n vou a sett.n , the M(M.l, and you would lose every cent r.f your money.' 'Good grat ious!' says i, for It ska,"rt ( tt all, finally, he brung In one of hhVn and set it up in the kitchvu, the parlor 111.'' lull on 'em. Wall, lie ilriv off, Hnd he hadn't out of sight when th fir.t organ man came and ! I treated hira pretty cool, thinkin' in niy'own minu now ne nan ineu to cheat us. He sues my frightness, and asked me to tell him whi in A I oQgLkee;sie oarent lately induced a oroupy youngster to make quite a hearty nie&i or bucic wheat rakea and 'maDle ro fases, I it the latter proved to be nice ayrup 'cr-fuiim. 1 iin uojr miu ne luoogui Bome bil e ailer) thA mru'ttwi K nm nilnnu r .. wv ill j iuiuuiv !2 fiucr told b!m to eat ail he wanted. was the matter, and finally I u and tobi 1.1 He said : 'The ti Hit that had just left wa the biggest liar In North America. I!e had bei n turned out of the church Jest for Win ' and then he offered to brine down Inw to H'8 U WM liC' a"J M,'S hc'1 11 war 'a have i.(,m c-nough about it now. saya 1, coojjy, at.d alraost Irlgidly. for I was a g um oui 01 patience with the whole caboo. uie 01 -em. 1 it . . - . n.ext one rome. He sncu -w anu uoiiara for hls'n in tho llrst place; but when Josiah tol'd him Lc had had one offered to him for 150, hc said we might hro lila fi.r lilt .(,.1... 1 . . .7 to water aii it took all Je seat right out off Cant vou throw in a nice llttlt ulelodeon r ttjt Joaiah, for it aickeped that I nan to ecc A little jrirl four years old created a ripple vy rtniarking :o me leacner or ner nanday School cl&sJ: 'Our dr.r'a i.A I lr tk --m - vv,w iai .u Ii sngeis wa scared when they tcea him com ifl lag cp the walk. Ile'a cro to btrargcrs. tin. 'cm go on. To see lars to one full. That feller hung around the biggest part id tho day; was Dit iv to dinner nnd nipper, but Josiah didn't give hjm " decided niiswcr, and finally he'went oil'. Hut no sooner would one swarm go than another would come; anil before the wee:'; was out the houe was chock full; you couldn't turn round without hittin' aguinst a sewin' machine, or a piano, or sun- And the fellers a comin' nnd goin' at all hours. For ft spell, "t first, Josiah would In and talk to Vm, but after a while he got tired out, and when he would see one a comin', he would start on ti run lor tho barn and hide, and I would have to stand tho blunt of it alone. ne leiu r see josian runnnr lor the barn, and he folk-red him in, and Josiah dove under the barn, as 1 found out after ward. I happened to see him crawlin' out after the feller drove oil'. Josiah come in a shakin' himself, for he was ull covered with straw nnd feathers, and says he, 'I will buy u gun tho iirst hard work I do.' iviya I, 'I'would be assumed of myself, Jo siah Allen. I guess it hain't no harder for you than it is for me.' ell, 1 was caictiiutin 10 idukc 11 easier for you. What do vou suppose I was goin' to shootin''cm for? It would help you as much as it would me to thin 'em oll'a little.' Says I, 'Josiah, to say nothin' of the wick edness of it, it wouldn't ilo no good. Don't you remember the fox in the brambles? Let the old swiirin remain, for if you drive 'cm oil', a hungrier set would come, and then I should be utterly devoured. all, this took place a join noon. 1 had a awful headache, and I told Josiah, says I. 'How I am goin' to tussle with them agents this afternoon, l don't know, enjoynr such poor health as I do to day.' When 1 lelt well i couiu get niong with "em better, but it dida't seem to me as I could ar gue with 'em all the afiernoon, feelin' us I did, and Josiah had got to go iuto the woods to work. Says Josiah, 'I'll fix em. I ll set a trap iust outside the gate and catch em 111 it.' ays 1,'lhat won't no no goou, josiah, lor II you should disable 'em, 1 snouiu uavo them to take care of, and If you should ketch one in it the rest could get over the lence.' Says Josiuli, 'Chu 1 1 hx the clothes line so it would trip 'cm up?' Wot 111 the dny-time, says I depressed ly. Take that old pop-gun of Thomas J cller- son's and loud it wi'h beet-juice, and shoot 'em with it, and make 'em thins you ve drawed blood.' There ain't no beet-juice, says I, 'in a gloo my tone. 'And it there was, how could I take aim with my head as it is to-day r' 'Wall,' says Josiah, '1 have got to go any- wav. ou Iock no the house una go to bed. nud mebbeyou can keep 'em out.' And so I did 11s soon as Josiah started oil'. 1 let down the curtins, locked the doors, and laid down. 1 heard a knockin' nt the door a good many times, and a considerable moving and stamp ing around the house, but I never stirred un til it wus timo lor .Josian to come home, and then I roused up to hang on the tea-kettle. Wall, I just histed up a little corner of the window curtin and I could just see 11 pair of shinin' boots in front of the parlor door. I went to the other window, and there I could see tliM hull on him it was the cverlastin' piano man. I went to the kitchen just asstill as I could, and heard a talk in' on the piazza, l'eckin' through a hole in the curtin I saw two of 'em ; one a sewing machine man, anil the other un organ; so they was friendly to each other, and sat together. As 1 stood there the organ mau spoke up. 'They must be to home pretty soon, nnd I guess that piano teller will find that lean stick it out as long us lie euu,' says he. 'Yes,' says tho other feller, 'and I guess that t'other feller will find that ho can't tucker me out if lie should stay here all night.' Thinks I mebby I can slip out of the buck door and fill the tea kettle, but I'll be hanged if one didn't sit there on the bacK stoop, look ing down the road that led to Jonesville, us close as a cat would watch a rut-hole. I went buck to my room again, worn out and depressed, and I wished that Josiah would come. I peeked out of the winder towards the barn, to see if I could sen him, and happening to oust my eye down towards the ground, 1 see one of his boots stick out a little way from under tin; barn; then I see that he had got as fur as the burn b -fore he see 'em, and then lie hid. I knew there would bo no getting him into tiie house till the enemy hud dispersed, but yet it wus a satisfaction to know that my companion 'was, so near mc. Wall, they never w cnl away so Joslah could come out of his hidlng-pluee, and I could get supper, till sundown, and I had to get supper nnd Josiuli hud to milk filter dark. And says Josiah, as wc ere eating supper after bed time. 1 '.Samautlia, ns for Ftundin' it so much hnr- er, I can 1 and won t. It s n runnin' ynfj down, and I'm spilln' my clothes a crawlin' under the barn so much, to say within' of f j II 1 11 my hair nnd mouth with dirt, straw and feathers. ' lie helped himself again to the cherry pie, and says, with n gloomy ex pression onto Ins luce, 'there has got to be a change. IIuw is there going to be a change ?' says 1. Vl'll tell voi!,' tijyl li'j lu whisper, for fear some imo of 'cm was prun-lln' around the house yet. 'We will get up before light to- morrow mornin' and go to Jonesville am! buy nu organ right out.' I fib in with the idee and we started for Jonesville the next Hrirnin.' We got there test alter break of day, and bought it of the man at the breakfast table. Savs Josiah to mc afterward, es we w:it goin' down into the viiiu;"-, 'Let's keep d.ii k about iiying one, and see 11 jw ninny 01 int -secrceters will he a besettin on us to (fay.' .Niys 1, 'im hum love to K- haunted bv 'em better than I do.' Says lie, '1 love to Tool Yin.' Says I, 'It is j"st abo.it such kulin' as the little boy that let bis father whin h::n through a mistake, just to fool his father, .Hut secin my companion locked disappointed, I told him, it wasn't my way to tell cvcryliiu I knew. I shouldn't say nothin' aboii havin' bought owe.' So wc kept still, nnd there wus hall a down Tellers rollerin' us round all the time amost, Into stores and groceries and Ihe manly mak ers. And they would stop on the side walk, anil nrgiio with lis abort their organs and pi anos. One feller, a tall, slim chap, he never let Josiah outen his sight a minute, and hc lollered him after he went-nrier his horse and walked by the side ot the wagon, clear down to the store w here I w as, a arguin' all the way about his piano. Josiah had bought a num ber of things, and left 'en-. In Ihe store, and when we got there, there &tol another one, the organ man, by the side of the things, just like a watch dog. lie kneir Josiah aould1 have to come to get 'cm, and he could get the last word with him. Amongst other things JosiiiH had bought a barrel ol salt, nud the piano ft-ller that had muck 10. losuu mi tight nil 1' ay, ottered to help Josiah mi w ith it. And '.he organ man, not goinj t Ik- out done bv 'ha other, he offcrwltoo. J,iitth kindir winked to me, and then he held tho old mare, und let 'em lift. TheJ wau,t used to such kind of work, and it fell kack on Yin once or twice, and moat squeaked Y.m; but they hipped too, and liHed again, and, finally, put it u. Hut they were Completely tuckered out. And then Josiah got in and 'It -ml i d Ym for liftin', aud lUo organ man tw ipin'lhe sweat ofles his face that had star. t tut ra LU hard labor, said, lie should be down to mor row inoruin';' and the piano ninn, 11 puntin for breath, loM Josiah n'ot to make up hi: mind till he came. He should he down that uk'ht if he got rested enough. And then Josiuli toiJ 'em 'that he should be glad to see 'em down a visitin' uny time but he had iest bought an organ.' I don't know but what they would have laid hold of Josiah, it they hadn't been so tucker ed out; but as it wus, they were too heat to look anything but sueakiu'. And so we drove oil'. The munty-inaker had told me that day that there was 4 or ,s new agents with new kinds of machines jest come to Jonesville, and 1 was jest tellin Josiah on it, when we met a middle-aged man, and he looked ut us nrcttv close, nnd, finally, ho asked us ns he went bv if we could tell him where Josiah Allen lived. Says Josiah, 'I am nlivln' nt present in the one-horse wagon ' Says he, 'You are thinkin' of buy in sewiir machine, hain't you?' Says Josiah, 'I am a turn in' my mind that way.' So the middle-aged man ho turned his horse round, nnd followed as, and I see that he had 11 sewin' machine in front of his wagon. Our old marc hud u colt, und seein strange horse come up cluss behind us it star tled the colt up, und eho kicked up her heels and started off full run toward Jonesville, and then run down a cress road nnd into a lot. Says the man behind us, 'I am a little younger thnn you be, Mr. Allen. If you will hold my norsu i win go alter tne colt with pleasure.' Josiah was glad enough, and so he got into the teller a wagon j but, betoro he started olf, the man, savs lie, 'You can look at the machine in front of you while I am gone. I ell you frankly that there hain't another machine equal to it in America, it requires no strength at all infants can run it for days at a time; idiots, it anybody knows enough to set and whistle, thev can inn this machine; and it is espec ially adapted to the blind blind people can run it just ns well as them that can see. A blind woman, last year, in one day made 43 dollars a mak in' leather aprons; stitched 'em all around tho edge in two hours. She made 2 dozen of 'em and thnn she made 4 dozen gauze veils the same day without changing the needle. That is one of the beauties of the machine, it's goin' from leather to lace aud buck again, without changing its gear it makes it so nanny lor wimmeu. It is so try. in' for winimin, every time they want to go from leather to gauze, and book muslin, to have to change the needle. But you can see for yourself that it hain't got its equal in North America. He heard the colt whinner, und Josiah stood up in the wagon, and looked after it. So then he started oft' down tho cross road after her. o we sot there, ieeun considerable like a procession, Joslah holdin' the stranger's horse, and I the old mare. And as we sot up driv another slick-lookin' chap, and I bo rn' ahead, he spoke to me, and says he. can you direct lac, mem, to josiuli Alien s house.' 'It is about n mile from here, nnd I added in a frieadly tone, 'Josiah is my husband.' 'is no? said he, in a genteel tone. 'Yes,' says I. 'We have been to Jonesville. and our colt ran down that road, and.' '1 see,' says he interruptin ot me ; 'I sec how it is.' And then he went on in a lower tone. If yon think of buyin' a sewin' machine, don't get one of that feller in tho wagon be hind you. I know him well he is one of the most worthless shucks in the country, as you can plainly see by the looks of his counte nance. Ifeverlseo a face in which knave and villian is wrote down, it is on hiscn. Anv one with half an eye could see that he would cheat his grandmother out of her snuff-hand-, kcrchiet, it ne got the chance.' lie talked so fast that I couldn't get a chance to put a word in edge-ways for Josiah. 'His sewin' machines are utterly worthless. He hain't never sold one yet; he can't! Ilis character has got out folks know him. There was 11 lady told mo the other day that her machine, she bought of him, all lei! to nieces 21 hours after she got it fell onto her infant, a sweet little babe!' and crippled it for life I sec your husband is haviug a hard time of it with that colt. I will jest hitch my horse to the fence, aud go down and help him. I want to have a little talk with him before he comes back here.' So he started olf on the run. I U)i Josiah wLat he said about him, for it maddened mc; out dosiah took it cool. He seemed to love to set thete nnd sec them two men run. I never did see a colt act as that one did. They didn't have time to pass a word with each other, fo find out their mis take, it kep 'em so on a keen run. They would get it headed toward us, and then it would kick up its heels and run into some lot. nnd cuntcr around in a circle with its head np Id the air, and then they would leap over the fence. The fust one hud white pan tuloijuo on, but he didn't mind 'em, over he would g", right into si?uita r.r elder bushes. And they wtmld wave their hats nt, unci hol ler, iindwhbile, and bark like dogs, nnd flic colt would w J.'inn'-r and start off ugairt riht Ihe wrong way, wl them 2 men would go a puntin' af'i.r it. TVy hsd been runnin' nigh on half an hour, w lit good lookin' young feller come along, and ztin' me a setlin' still ! and holdin the old mare, Li' 'ip and says 'Arc you i.: .';, trouble 0?v? I cas assist you?' Says I, 'We arc go ng home ftiii .fones ville, Josiah aud me, und our colt's gf-t away and ' ! But Josiah interrupted me, cad says M, 'And them 2 fools n cnperln after it nre se ing machine agents.' - The good lookin' chap see all through it in 11 minute, and he broke out iu a laugh it would have done your soul good to hear, it w as so clear and hearty and honest. Hut he didn't sny a word ; he drove out to go by us, and we see theh ho hud a machine in the buggy. 'Are you a agent?' says Josiah. 'Yes, says he. ' hat sort 01 a maciime is 1111s nere ." says Josiah, liltm up me ou cioin irom the ma chine in front ofhini- 'A pretty good (roe,' ays ihe agcut, lookin' at the name on it. 'Is yours as good V said Josiah. 'I think it is better,' said he, and then hc started up his horse. 'Hello! stop? saysjc-giau. The feller slopped. 'Wl:y don't you run down t'other fuller's mnehtnes, nnd beset us to buy yours?' Hecause I don't make it a practice of stop. ping people in the street.' "Do vou hunt loiKsuay anj Bigfti, toller em up ladders, through trap-doors, down cellars, and into barns?' 'No.' savs the young chap, 'I sIhvjv the peo ple how mv mathino works. If Hit w aut I sell It, and if they don't I leave.' 'How much is your machine,' said -Isaiah?' 'Seve tity-five t'ollars. 'Can't vou.' tars Josiiilh -becau.-j I look so much likeyjur old father.nr U-cause I am a Methodist, ur because my w ife's inotker used to live neighbors to your grandnnth!T let mc have it lur twenty five dollars.' The feller got up In his wagon, and tursil the machine round so we could nt-e it jU:iV It was a beauty. And, says he, 'Yoa sec this machine, klr. I think it tin best one mule, although there is no great difference between thi and theone over there; but I thio't what differmce theru i. it in thin one favor. You can have it for '.' dollars If you want it; If not I w id drive on. looks on it, Minuti-i 'How do you like the tlia ? 'It is the kind 1 want to get.' Josiah took out his wallet and counted out " dollars, and says he. 'Put that machine into the wagon where Saniantha is.' Tho good looking feller was just lifting of it in, und couutiiig over his money, when the 2 fellers come up with the colt. It seemed they had an explanation us they was coming buck. I seed they hud us quick as I ketched sight of'cm, for they was u wulkin', one on one side of the road, aud one on the other, most tight up to the fence. They was most dead, the colt had rut. 'em so, and it did seem as if their luces couln't look any redder nor more madder than they did, us we hitched right on Ym. But they did when Josiuli thanked them for driving back the colt, nnd when they see that the other feller had sold us a muchine, their faces did look redder and madderer. But I didnt care a viite. We drove off tickled enough that we had got through our Rufl'rens with agents. And the colt had got so beat out a running and racing, that he drove home first rate, walking along by the old mare as stiddy as a Veucon. J'ttt rsnn'n Magiizint. L Anecdotes of .Sir Waller St tilt. "Some Old Letters,'' in Sckih.njck for March, are acccmpanied by a hitherto un published life-sketch of Sir Walter Scott, by the celebrated artist, Gilbert Stuart Newton. In this Installment of "Old Letters" we find the following anecdotes of the author of "Waverly:" "At half past six we went to dine with the Fercussons. The doctor was ouito ill with a cold. Sir Adam Fergusson, Sir Walter Scott's intimate nnd confidential friend, din ed there; ourselves, Mrs. L., and one of her daughters. 'iWe had a very charmiHg dinner, for Sir Adam has tho most marvellous powers of de scription, lie mudo us laugh heartily, and told us, too, a great many interesting anec dotes auoui air alter fcoit- ne is a verv reinnrKiioie person nimseit. lie is tne origi nal ot Dugald Dalgetty." This is all I find in the old letiers about the dinner, but I must tell what I can recollect of the account Mrs. X. gave me of it in later years. Sir Adam. she said, was a tall, gray-hatred man, with a broad Scotch accent, lie described how one early morning, in Sir Walter Scott's library, when ho and Sir Y alter tried to make the fire of peat burn, und, after many eflorts, sue cceded in some degree, at this moment one of the dogs, drippring from a plunge in the lake, scratched and whined nt the window. At last Sir Walter let the "nuir creature" iD. who, coming up before the little fire, shook his shaggy hide, sending a perfect shower bath over tho fire and over a great table of loose manuscripts. Sir Walter, eyeing the scene with his usual serenity, said, slowly: "Oh! dear, ye've done a great deal of mis chief."' It reminds us of the tale related of Newton. Ou this same occasion of tho din ner, Sir Adam told of traveling with Sir Wal ter on the Continent and going to see the troops on donkeys, and he performed both donkeys and riders with his fingers on the table until h:s audience was in an agony of laughter. "Icrgusson passed tho evening with us, and we had some music. I asked him, ns he was so fond of listening, if he didn't sing a little himself. 'I'll tell you an anecdote of Sir Walter Scott,' said he, 'that will uuswer your question. One night, when I was stay- ing ni iiouoisioru, Anno iicou naa Deen sing ing to the accompaniment of her harp a Scotch ballad with a wail for tho chorus. Sir Walter turned to me, saying in his strong Scotch accent: "Noo, Fergusson, gie us a howl.' " "'During one of my visits there,' continued Dr. Fergusson, 'among other guests was Hogg, "the Ettrick Shepherd.'' "I heard a horrible noise in an adjoining room, and, af ter listeuiug some moments to it, became alarmed, and said to my host : 'What, is that noise?" 'Oh!' said lie, 'it's Hogg just Hogg composing his verses, lie always sings them as he writes them.' " "Though he liked some rude strains, Scott could well attune his ear to softer music, nnd was very fond of the Moore song X. sings, that ends : Short as the Persian's praver, his prayer lit close of day. Should be each vow of love's repeating. Quick let him worship beauty's precious ray, E'eu while he knsels that ray is fleeting." "He used to say, 'Com, X., let us have that Persian's prayer;' and hc would listen with great delight to the singing of it. "They recalled an amusing stcry of nn old servant, who had lived with 'tfeott for nearly a life time, and became very much spoiled. Sir Walter nt lust, out of patience with his sins of omission and commission, said: "'Donald, I think we must part.' '"Part! why? Where is your honor going to?' "Of course peace wus made, nnd Dotiuid remained. "They told s.utly of the dear old man re luming from Italy (where he had went for his Ill-tilth. with his memory impaired. Mrs. Arkwflght, who had set his 'Pirate's Farewell to Minna' ft) music, rang it to him. -Those are very pretty versCJ,' raid Sir Walter, 'Who -rof. lliptn "Charles Scott, Sir Walter's .ieCi,'i;(J son, U a very clever, agreeable man. I sec' .1 good deal ofhini nt the Lockharts', here and else where. Sir Walter was most proud of his eldest son Wnltcr, who is rather a dull fellow, but large and fiuc looking. Ilis father used fo?ny (hat it was cnongh If a boy knew how Jo rido nnd speak the truth; those were the most lmnori.nnt thincs. "Charles Scott made mc Lxngh about the visitors' at Sir Waiter's honne'.inii Melrose Abbey, ee the Abbey by 'on light they must," because of tho lines : "'If thou vroiild'tt view fair Me.c aright, (io vlnit it ly the pale mooting"',' '"And mary a time,' said Sif Clwles Scott, 'when the mown v.-fts not convenient'-. I took a lantern to proutsc the effect.' 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All ktodsof Wood Work I -t Bousr Hiillder and Woa Maker don np In the ht o"-le nd at as low prices aa any In the city. Al a t.nal A lor Heavy Urmdlnf to li t on leasonaMe Srml tT frttrdr Htherst the or. 103 La Salle stye', or al Ihe Factory, eaal of the tit j .MM, and they will r cwve proir. iNh-nUon. Deeri. 1 r.TCH. WATSOS CO. iw CIHCAGO Bl HOUSE The hishft price iu rash paid for either CJren or Dry Hide at Xo.4 La LSalle Street. wU.a. 1 too K.M. a larn aa 1 alifn.' wMortsarat al Ossaa a U"."- RMOHANIIVM 'l M Not:, aooKk AM It KO K fT. U I MAX 4 UAr-JMAV I