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Ob, "keep your houi and your lands,
v ".Tliough poor, I crara tliem not; t -
. t'j" ' n'y fr ne true
' V "tremy humble lot.-;. .- -5b
-l't)li, what la wealth and what art landa
In aicknen and dwtreti?
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E aura a true and loving heart . i
:v; ; Will bring more happiueai.'
: ' t?)j rGive me a true and conatant heart.
t To share my weal and woe,
,- Content to follow in my steps
Wherever,! may go. '--X i
I A heart Irora whose deep, in moat cell
S Fond pity's 4ear will atart, . ' :
When men's ingratitude shall make
. ' My bosom pain and smart. H
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-': , JAwtf with wealth, sway with land's.
:fofif bPnK5- ' : - r.
'fii. M f,en i'K ?rpent, they , , -.
'Ui charm iis but to siingi :
tI:rAnJ0',e8l-'le,, if ,rue " b' -
worth a world of gold, v
ylnd brings to its posseaaor joys -
.fcj' ,i s '.Unthought of and uutold, .
,J t would nof sell Aeltiodly word , .
Thai from true heart springs,'
,.'--K ' - i Domn .h'.i clusters round
-'i The Kreateat ot earth'a kings."
. a fBSft tu mil uiuiv iviiii mw, u
t ajJ true arid constant heart. , . V"
. 'tilA bfc. iuoggT oh for wealth nd fame,
aiTou1l find them babbles all; . ( '
- f.h- 1'Bat a' true heart is still the same
' -f e ifn cottage or in hall; ; 'j: ;
eiii Misfortune cannot alter it,'" ' v
'XS!Qold c'amnot 'b"oy't.tttnltl,. v;'l '
'jRtitf.i And 'tis Uie same in gry old age .
afeitsV Asis losunnjr youth;1 '1' ''.
MX , -,; :,;,' -;,i'v
pX:vl!slnK oe and, loving-bear! ; i
u'tfi'A Ttestbeajs ia woman's breafr
OC-all thaftaah can-win on earth :i
Id '-Tsje brighteaisiwd h.besL5
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- it i
b t. "
t i la sickness and in pain it gives
fris5 What wealth 'tod fame canaot;
iUls f AhdU will ease the fiercest pengi
U 'upi And light the darkest lot-, v1;
:.?f'i!'"'''BY iff OVD IAWTER. '
S'Your kind letter. Harry; came duly
r : arris;otte8Uon ot .yoars will ttraw
,: viVT n;MiweM ;. snougn ro jsover . a - sneei:
4 . " "rnai iiiBisuar uii titj icinjjytt
c? lt.1s V professional scar, ; Harry; one
-"'thit'f nave carried ever since my earliest
v pVacbce; ahd although I have now arrived
araTtolerabie old age, and have jnany,
7ttmaiiif. intimate friendsit ia a most singu-
" ,lar7faet thaisyou are the first and only per
' i6ritnatl ever inquired; into its origin. !
J iaffellduSli about it, but must avoid
fi.atu'iliil'n tiwi. fnr thn nartiea most
li.niva t" wt. -l
Interested in the incident are how living
; arn noohdl under strong bonds of se
'fa the year 18 .' after passing tlirdugh
.-"a'.YoAg Examination ' before grave judges
. '"e.hd" shrewd barristers,. I . was pronounced
a' jirop'er qualified person to appear before
. efurwsa:nd courts Tor others ss well as my-
;!ielf. arid atf at once proceeded to a large
I o'utbern iftv; where Jby a modest little sign
,i fivlrilliefdoor of i a modest little office,
Announced my readiness to commence the
i'i'Z practice ol the, law. I
"Por ihreii months t "waited:", but. alas!
t.-Jsi'lJ.1 -nil ' I oa't'in m" nfRf a
CrS:n"J-i .1..'n VI1,
a OC
UlllMlipa vanic, auu .a o .i. " J . .
f fOl;ai urea jr uigui, ai awv, "
" in this very comfortable position; my
I. in tra to mv boarcine-riouse, and
a ' . ' B a
; waiteCin Twhat seemed the forlorn hope,
u? v?".,"ii"ii
appear tn. my uesa. ,vi no p w
leard: and -".aeV I. occasioni
Krnnah mv window, the flame of the street
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I . . - Um u-.) ' . l.iil I arnnlfl
iicrrit. movexi uv me winu. woum aeeiiuiiK
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" ro. " A iootstep,Bounuea in. my emry,
M mW -m "T a-1 - .. . r t, -.-'.-. 1. a
af.nnd. and": a ' third.' and more but
. mbnev was eone. entirely; my
.?ft wts fa be. naid in-- the morning.
'Traillfilie day. following; and 1
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v cbuhtine them: and then a little delicate
;ieil"j'.!9PdmyseIf.to say "come m y own counsel, and ascertain hat
ii ; : . " 'V.calmoic expected to be co Df the subsequent j
J---- - - " i,oW.JlJ5- vf-a-vu :,witn aypung woman; n- h, rjpon inquiry, I
r - - i - - the door opened, and I saw an old one. . nn r,PnI1,,hi hnme bv a i
'I had orilv time to move tewards a chair K,t ir innHa fnr th
. Kmimv a.- ' ' i' ' . " .1 : . .r . I-
beiore sne was in tne center oi ma iuuui
' and speaking? , - -
Wl'Mw-O0'01 to, sit.
? You are law
-a. mmA fVir anvlhtn it?1 . v
tf "VJ?yr infused dignity, was controlled by
17 pjrt,aqd' I" answered Jbai I flattered
HIV JUU Jtvwu ll.l''l -
anvsalf .that L ..possessed some, taieni
-sn Drofaasion. or M 'should pot have'cho
sr as sruMaTsi . afc rr j . : c .- . - i -: j i -r-
fc i JwTO Vjff WW V you shall .then beat'
A . ' f: tiMtiS Zrrr f-- ' ' ,lthe paper sear your
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Z iwm fromher impatient manner that ne . , , .--I..H-. . - , r v
id ; Main. -Be,.; , JaUW. ltUr.
. ...t.nia ' ask at. 1 n tfl T FII nt Aft IT. A With ft IlPfil- '
; - BIII11CI UBl 119 Vt-- f ....
jlti4tii-tantf a", will r drawn quick! but
taaacithat'alUbe powers on earth, or
:-ml lAwian'AiUndo Uli:CanKyou. doit.?'',
. r-7iila.lrlV'0laraa at II.W WUI uiiuaucimy
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aaav-asa s.naiMe2 tii.t .lJt
aafrfa rtf atfanhar exceed inp her former rough 1 .My first act was to conceal the letter
KwiniKBi-risi,a ' ..r:--,. V;: neath my; pillow; my, seconds to call
.fMttaNarWf ;jfoui kriow,:Uarry,-that.my lege! and thus the husband of Dora (for I had with his (as senior partner, though he does
atamiLn waa obtained entirely in a surr l no doubt it was he who brought me home) -n ii.. h1Blaaa i- Dora's son: ' and from
. . i . -a;--, -ml vmi mav nrAsnme
9 V02aB-. Viuaai ww.... j V
uJCia .n.l furma of last wills and
zSL--ua-:. i-ti m,lr .uffioientlv, nosted enough' to need art v surirerv more
TiflaTaaTWli"' " . ' J ,
jmr j an .
BirftrJUJCordinglyiftassured , her that
, .,1 .u...k, t
aaiirau . ner . mai
acaaiaaca. inaw.a oiui .wwj.i . I . -- , , .- I cur a. 11C 1 II a 1117 ' 111 o uca ii. I . , - I ,
not warrant it to pass through the ordeal only.my ..office Tent to pay, and thenre-J-; f ,h, ; . .r.:. -;
. .s iaI.a.lil-,.J..ra. sn'ra. be U.imAd business with tha laraar narf of one L fri-To nrevent tea-kettles coating
ana mitniininnia i ni'uiui m -
&il5eiw.&-',?' 1
f-.m!'WaPineffiitts nf ail the lawyers hundred dollars in my treasury; ! made limea-Put a shell of, an. oyster .in the
And pow her mtuer cliaimed from the
fierce 'and bold to the anxious and hur.
ri,l '
"Come. then. Quick! quick! voune man,
and you shall pocket one thousand dollars
for your night a workr she exclaimed.
And, amazed and bewildered as I was,
t soon found myself at a neighboring cor
ner,' stepping into a hack, before the start
ling but comfortable words,4'Va thousand
dollars for you night's work" had ceas
ed ringing in my ears. My conductress
followed me in. and without orders we
were rattled furiously along the street to
the -'House, then the largest hotel in
the city. " My vision of one thousand dol
lars kept my tongue bridled, and I was
led in silence up two nights ot stairs into
a suit of rooms comprising a parlor and
two bed rooms. 1 he parlor, However,
was occupied by a bed, in which lay aii
old. and evidently dying man. .t A servant
was with him, but he left, upon a motion
of my companion, who approached the
bed and said: . .
I have ah attorney here, sir, shall he
proceed?" '
The old man's eyes brightened up, and
after staring atmfe for a moment, he spoke:
lrvnti itn draw mv will, du It: OUlCk!
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IIUW) IUI I IUU3i OBfD ill vivwtu.
I i.irnit in ih ihle where I found nens.
paper, ink. and every thing necessary; and
by the light of two sperm candles in heavy
silver candlesticks, i was busily engaged
at the will, '
will not trouble vou with the details,
nor. in fact, d 1 remember them; but it is
enough to say that a large amount of prop-
erty, real and personal.' bondsmortgages.
in um lft in thn words'ot' tha will, "to
mv 0ood and faithlul housekeeper An-
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geiine as a lOKen oi grauiuae. ouiinouse was genernu uiiru wmi niuriiunn
th nnno.liiilinir wnrda of the will I shall I visitors. But. strange to say, I passed
never forcef they were written from his
mouth and mademe shudder when I wrote
them. '"There is sdmethine fearful, dread-
ful ves. develish irt thus deliberately re-
cording wnat ourDorts to oe your isi
1 . 1 . . l . '1.1
written wish, a curse upon your own off-
spring. And l tell as i-wroie it, an invoi-
untary desire to tear the- paper into frag
merits, and too rush from the room: but
I the thousand dollars were. like so many
anchors, and I stayed and wrote:
"I leave) to my daughter uora, an tne
satisfaction she can obtain from my heart v
curse. When rags winp auoui ner in tier
only home the street and. dogs share
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with her the refuge of the gutter, she may
regret that she disobeyed him who once
loved her. but who dying cursed her."'
rhere was something like a chuckle in
the direction of old Angelina, as the dying
wretch dictated these fearful woids; but as
to . 1oqked ftnd
marble, I c
saw the stern face as rigid
concluded 1 must nave ueei
' I could not. however, divest
m 'elf o a;ceriain feeling that all was
i wr(J
A rich old an, accompanied by
...iju i .n,N.;in..in
h ii'tii ti uuarftcruci niiu uv iiik. m oi f
.A..n1Arw nrwl Htiintr in a alranaa
luuarncruci) vnu v. , "."e
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'I ..a
ciiy: ner niiAifiy iu 11010 hit wm ov bhuhk,
. i. v,: silr.Hti. and h. irm
r... .ti n,; ir, mat,, ma fa.l that
illQ UH. Ills unuKiidi
was being instrumeiitalin the accomplish
ment of some villainous object. Again I
Hitated ih destruction of the papers,
: r m .,.. nnn.ir.
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ed. , i ne will was nnisnea anu t reau
over aloud; the old man groaning, and
the old woman l&oking occasional assent;
" . . .
K..t a,hn I pnH thn terr b e curse, a newJ
actor appeared in the scene. .
"Oh! tear it!' Oh, God! you know not
what vou do!" " ' :' ' ' '
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Tha nlainiiva Innas nl her voice touch
ja u' ... k.r . kahalrl
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CVS til J ICOl OIOII -!. V J V
j u,.n'..t.u,..t th.
I. . a uikAn i aaut n ai riAouana
n angel she wasl 1't.e
discovered, Harry, that
1 J language is yet tin
a ""-r---- r?
la no.ani in vou a descriotion
that lace; tne eyes uancing wun excue
a . a, .. I ?
111(9111. Yd 11UUIU Willi fcCtasOj alio saiiuiis
't T,.- ,, nnmnrM9ed with an-
a a )!....' nutk 4 a aa a3 . fha mrtlltl
uivuu aa suhw j vv j-
wniuh. Rat whv do I attempt description?
ri,- m,a m.;.cil vat BwnPiest nnnntn.
nance 1 ever, beheld, appealed to me and
nm in vtin- fnr white the old man. weak
h waa inmned from his bed scream
.;-.,, "- "-- . -
killlier! kill her!" 1 tore the will into
frf7ements and we both fell to the floor,
1 h6 dead, anu 1 siunnea uy a mow iruisi
neayy Cftndie.8tick wielded by the old hag.
i niiKriuiD,
I 1r. lm ' ' ' . -
I tin - : --t.i.n.1
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IIIUIIU HIT OWI I II. Ill T V. . . vwu , . J
nAf . .. . - . 1 t
- r..j k m Amn I..H at mw nwn
' iboaruniaT house, my nosi ina nosieis
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goja attendants- My mind was clear
- I
so i i-t,j .Uni ma anil 1 Lnw
When Dora appeared, in the room, it
th ff.cl i the blow' 1 resolved to keep
uoceedines of
found that I had
. ouiifT ffentleman
employment: of a physician, and had left
a letter . for me. - l opened the letter as
soon as I was alone, and found a fifty dol
lar note, with these words : s
Yoii did,' last night, a deed worthy
more gramuue man our present ;means
enable us to express The property, which
so; .nearly belonged , to the infamous hag
who struck you, will soon be ours, and
frorri us. ' May the
prompted you to
same kindness which
lips hereafter o the
aa.nna.l aa at A V A a-fc W lant A A arv n W - s
a ., ...
80 1 hostand tender him the amount of my
be-( Io my astonishment, he told me that
and companion paid it when he left the letter. Anfi he vounz eentlemen who studied
fft.l f 1 L v I wd u ail mt lililA'akAnl m
I u aconia ' " " v' uuw auuui iiij ninuiiiir aw imdar mv inSirUCIIOn.' B.1U. Willi nuw
.?: 7 U P my host while I was uncongciouav nPaniin law with mv name on the sign
that I had ascertained the fact and haid mv
I - ; - j. l vnnlll OUIi.vlvlia luwaa v, "F. -
tea - Added to this, mv Wound was not severe j.k,. .kMk. when he calls.
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i waa onereu uv mv kihii lanmauv: . ao wnen i d... .r .u:- u...n ...i .nnfl i anau
I was dffered by my kind landlady; ; so when But Df this. Harry, rest assured i -hall
i k..r -,t.;nu . . I k,i I . .... 1 , ,.
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4 oautioua itrquirtei 4bout Ihe House, Iketdt arlhe lirao wpUdherf
as to the, subtequeijt movements ol my
mysterious clients, but could only ascer
I tarn that tne ola couple arrived on mat
eventful night; the old man ordered a
pleasant room in which he might die; that
the young couple came by another con
veyance, and had taken other rooms; that
the old man's body was immediately box
ed up and shipped tor the North under
charge of his man servant; that the old
woman went on alone; and nnaity met
the young man paid ' the whole bill and
went off witu his wife. To do my worthy
host and his fine lady jus ice, 1 must say
that thev never hinted at the matter, and 1
never had a question to answer; they prob
ably took it for granted that I had been
the victim of some broil, and avoided an
noying mo by any reference to.it.
Thirty years ot hard worK rolled by,
Ffarrv, during which I acquired a family.
fortune, fame, and gray hairs; out t never.
n n ne, saw or uearu u. .y u ,
me excepuon oronsinwr, wU1n
w retitHcu tui jcais Bum ma v.u. -
rence which 1 have related, ana wmcn
: contained two more any-, aouar ums, wun
the words:
"We are very happy, may uod oiess
vous ivna.
. Hut oil ilia rim T )mva nnt forootten thai
I sa 4.w ..... . ....
beaut ful ancelic face, nor the mute appeal
which it made to mv heart; the answer to
(which cost me the deep scar which is the
object of your present curiosity, and a
one thousand dollar fee, less the amount
received from the young folks.- Neither
I did f, in all that time, regret the course I
had taken. '
- Some ten years ago, as you probably
remember. I soent a winter In Havana. I
boarded with a bpanisn lanuioru, wi:
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Spanish landlord, whose
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one week with him without an American
arrival; and was mentally resolving one
day to leave for New Orleans, where I
could find troops of friends, and rid my
sen oi ennui wnscuuiui uuon mi ioii
1J. ' ' .... . . ..... n nliln.t!
position, when I heard my host calling to
"Senor, Senor, los Americanos Amer
icanos. - , - ;
Looking from my window. I saw a fine.
i porlly.geiJlleman attending to his luggage
and answering the demands of the leeches
f Dorters, who -"each claimed to liavc
i i.. r 'Pi.;. 1
i urougni somemiug ioi uim. wu i
might be of service to him, I went out. and
I with two or three dimes, uisperseu ine
I villains, who knowing me for an old stager.
submitted to my orders. The gentleman
turned to thank me, but suddenly siarteu
back, theu glanced at my temple, and see-
ng the end ol the candlestick: mark peer
ne out beneath my sombrero he caught
me by the hand, exclaiming:.
We have met before, sir! how glad I
am to see you
' And then, without explanation, ne arew
.'t 'th dnnr.wav. in which stood .a
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I ma tn Ih nnnr.wav. ill WHICH SIOOU B
i . i t... mi : n
. i m aT.nn 1 1 inn hii ; iwhiiii iii win 11111.
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i inra. saiu ne --is iiul mis our
1 Mrl frinn?" ' ' ' -
At the word "Dora," 1 1 started,- and
there before me, sure enough, stood Dora
of , thirty years previous, still retaining
mn nl her charms, but with the mark
. I r .: ...,:.v..i: imrooootl nn..n
m oi uihb, iiuiwiiaiauuui6, ""r"""'
her features' " ' ;
You may well believe" our reunion was
I . e. i
most p easant: and alter our uinner was
over, we were out enjoying the sea Dreeze,
the whole story was told. 1 will not give
you the details of it; it was long, but the
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- main leaiures OI 11 I nau surmiseu. uvia
mmm th nnl v child of a urea thv ather: her
1 "ww J mt -
Lm Anrlin had remained with 1ier father
i niAinpr n n i wiipii kiih was n. i icio uuiiua
old Angeline nan remained w,u, ner ,au,er
in the capacity of a house-keeper, and
I w
of had. while Dora was away at school, ac
J ... !. Mi.M)a.11tf fka AB fi A O Tam
i uicib ...av...Vw w . w ......... , . -
and won bv a poor clerk; the father would
4 .
not listen to it; an elopement was the con-
I senuence: the old man in his race broke
up house-keeping, and taking old Ange-
line with him had started for the South. ,
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- Uora followed mm. wun ner nusoanu;
n 1
although she Knew ne wouiu noi see ner,
and though he had always been unkind
b buu union iw uoit j bw - "v -
the last stages oi consump.io,,, -,.u ...
JlllRIHrilll II nil . 11 UUSIU1C . IV WO ,,1.1, .....a
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1 ka tiart , -
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li-.ll. ! I, : T.m n ...Ia rj.fi. baoninir
i At the time oi nis aeain. iney nau ueet.
aiv iduuwiuk unn Hum )ic nv, v. f
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the concealed irom mm. anu eiuuiug even jue
1 keen eves ol Anseline
was because the man-servant, who had
I been with her father, and who, as you re-
the member, left the room when I entered, had
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observed their arrival, ana! nau , amuiy
erone to her and informed her .that he
nmild not live an hour: she was entering
the room to make one last effort at recon
cfliation, when my voice reading the fear
ful words of her father's curse caused the
outcry and the denoeuement. Har hus
hand who had followed her in, found the
old man dead. Dora in a swoon,' me sense
ess.' and old Angeline in" vain trying to
butthe manv pieces of the will; together
ravins and cursing like a bedlamite. , He
and .the maii-seryant put tne oiu men s
bodv into the bed, took Dora to her room,
and while the servant Kept guara over
. . . .. . : . ... . r . - ,
Angeline, he took me home in a carriage
The rest vou know.
.. i 4s adH that uhenovor i wAn
. a a a W
a. kt .k . Sii, .ln.. nr with mv
UtSr A. Vi Ul S.I1 a VlaUCI J
' in ih hm.A
of our kind friends.' They have spent
t W .Smith ' and
my .Vnect them aeain the coming season. -
Ulie wiiiiiTi Trim u m.v V""""'
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bill.! . l i. - krinht hlnahaa
than : , uf , ..;mw b mine
111 nvjiin '. a uni pwo... -
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Simon KentOIt.
Saturday sixteen vears aeo April 29th
1836 died Simon Kenton one of the wor-
' . I
thiest of the Western Pioneers. " Buried
nn 4,mn nr.v In nil noflr th hAd wa.
ters of Mad River, about five miles N. E.
of Belfontaine, in Logan county, the only
memorial over his grave, is a small slab, Alter tne peace oi ureenvme, emigre-
ha infiiiiinn nn uKioh Bn far n rplntPtion poured in, and the lands of Kenton,
to olace and date of birth is at variance
with the statement ol Ins biographers. I
His biographers say that he was born in
Fauquier county. Va., on the 15th May,
1755. , The following are the words on his
j ... , - . -
inmlitnn- '--
'In memory of Simon Kenton who was
born April 3d, 1755, in Culpepper county,
Va., and died April 29th, 1836, aged 81
years and Z6 days. His fellow-citizens of
the VVest will long remember him as the
skillful pioneer of early times, the brave
soldier and the honest man.4'"
The parentage of Kenton was humble.'
His father was an Irishman; his mother ol
Scotch descent; and his education entirely miserable-technicality and cunning proce
neelected. Believine any incidents of his llure wrest t,,e possessions bought at such
life would, at this time,-be interesting, we
. . . v - . i
have selected the following extracts:
At the arlv ate of sixteen he became
entangled in the snares ot a young. co
quetle. and soon had a severe comoat wun
T '
a "vai nameu ueucuman, or s some !
counts state, Veach. supposing that he
had killed him, he fled to the Alleghenies
and the wilderness of the unexplored West.
and became one of the boldest pioneers of
the "dark and bloody grounds, and one
of the bravest that ever encountered the
wiles of the Indians.
His first visit to Kentucky was as early
as 1775, but lor a few years he camped.
hunted and trapped on the banks ol the
ureat Kanawha and big bandy Uivers.
In May. 1775. with a companion named
Williams, tins pioneer ol fMorthern hen-
tucky, made a discovery ol the rich cane
lands back of Maysville, now the moil
beautiful and fertile in the State, built his
cabin near the site of the present town ol
Washington, Mason county, cleared an
acre of ground, planted corn he had re
ceived from a French trader, in exchange
for pelts, and in due season, ate the first
roasting ear that grew in that btate, by the
care of a white man, on the North side of
the Kentucky river.
ilie hunting grounds of Kentucky were
soon disputed territory. Kenton and hi
friend did not occupy it unmolested. I he!
red man became. furious at the intrusion
of the Long Knives into the cane brakes
and around the "licks ot their cherished
Kain-tuck-ee." The incursions upon the!
infant settlements, by the exasperated foe.
were frequent and .bloody, and every sta
tion and blockhouse were hotly besieged.
Kenton saved the lite of Boone, and, as a
spy and Indian fighter, bore a gallant, and
conspicuous part in all the enterprises, of-
I - .. ii . , !
.u u... ..vv- y .
I me peace oi ureenviue. ,
I . . . . , . . .
I " n"ii'
iinr nff inAM pin n la n i a whr nnR n
i . b. ...wwv ... - - .-
. ,..,- r. i
I . .1- I .i f 1- 1
i w.. -v,...t,
casion, taken prisoner oy me inuians, ne
was eight tunes exposed to the gauntlet
three times tied 'to the stake to be burnt,
and often thought himself on the eve of a
lerrioie ueauis out ai ibsi esoapeu
. Kenton waa with Lren. (jeor7e Kosers
i - . t , r i i-
yiarae, in ine nrsi .nvas.o.. o. u.e ...u...s
iu Ohio, by the Kentuckians, in any force
a 1 TOH nrtl ohtt a 1 in thn rlariffara nn.I
.,-..-. ...
success that attended the attack on the In
dian' towns of Chiliicothe, on the Little
Miami river, and Pickaway, or Piqua. ihe
birth place of Tecumseh, on the Mad
Kiver, now nev oosion, nve roues weei oi
. -. - . i .a a
t -,,,
In the fall of 1782, Gen. Clarke, to re
"' giu Licks led
venge the d saster of the Blue Ucks , led
- another army. 1600 strong, from Kentucky
I - r" . .. f I J
wide, and no formidable party of Indians
expedition, on its return to Kentucky, were
1 ...
oeauu.u, anu Pro.Peruuy . v.. ... .,.
I lllT UIWIlWfa,vw..ilJv.j.iit ..,......w .....
I .
romantic encasement that nftv years there-
i . . - ... ,, . . ,,
auer ine survivors -suouiu meei uu mini
1 . . ,
mvav Vi afTatra nf tha Pnmnmnn and 111 A
U,CI - r
1 1 J J.L!...f.U. U.a..i!I..1 kill
uangers anu narusiiips oi me ucnuu.ui uiu
opposite the mouth of the Licking river
This suggestion was made by Capt. Mc
Cracken, of the Kentucky Light Horse,
who died (from the mortification of a
wound received while fighting beside Ken
ton in the attack on Piqua town) oh the
present site of this city, where the 'party
encamped, and buried alongside i of the
blockhouse on the banks , of the kicking
river, about where the JNewport uarracKs
now are. .
I o carry out the request of the dying
soldier, ; CoL Floyd, from the Falls of the
Ohio? brought forward a resolution which
was adopted, and the semi-centennial
meeting was determined upon. I his was
I six years before any settlement was made
j at this point. , . T I ..; .. j
.... " All nrnnnd was ilia iinVirn
ken wilderness, but as thev bore the d vine
McCraken down the hill above Cincinnati,
ii n i , j .i mi -i s-,- .
the future stood revealed to his fast closing
wife leye he cilie8 and villies peopled with
I- 3 z . a,.
tens of thousands, crowning the valleys
and the hilltops, the noise of abounding
we eonimeref-u tim airevie anu on ine nv
era-building rising , upon building pal-
nia anu iciiiuto iiu u 1 1 hid unuuiaiua
anH lAMnnla an1 nil I V. ' nnnH.nA-
fifty years passed in review hsfore him.
The desire to link one a name with all this
greatness was pardonable in him who had
she'd his blood in the struggle to achieve it.
I he interesUng day that was to witness the
-i . ... . . . . . , ,1
I reunion of the surviving heroes of 82 fell
tOO 1 r" w iiwvcinuor i ooi. ,
too l UP. the 3d .of November. 1 832. i Among
. , .. ,. r- .
. I Ilia anrvivnra iiraa f.an, Kimnn K .nhin lint
nni - - .wnnuu
hot ",e ourv vo
... ! from sickn
a . . .
I . - ... , ... . . . . '
Ai(K a,Uen,dr nd, ,meel the. few--Old Fathers
With I of the West.': -. i f ' ,; vt ; .
tea - 1 , tventon returned after the disbandment
i v . ' . . .
'L&V1B-?$0xk ' ?f '
to iventucky , anu alter some slight ditncul-
ties with the Indians, he saw the country
lrounu uis eany seiuemeni, in . mason
1 I i ..i . mm I
couuiy. nneu up wun a gaiiant set oi men. i
ivenion , as a ivi Bior, joineu me army oi
Gen. Wayne, and was conspicuous among
the' hardy hunters of his army. ;
roae rapidly in price and importance.
"" vummcmu u a womm
BS Hy one in me omie, mm ueserveu io
P8 so lor ne naa purcnasea it oy many a
!.-,' l!Lf. I. "J
"'ooay connict anu many increuioie naru-
Iships.v but behold the gratitude ot his
The crafty ofTsprincs of peace, who slept
in the lao of Eastern ease and security,
while this hardy pioneer waa enduring the
hardships of the wilderness, and braving
the caumlet. and stake and tomahawk of
the Indianto redeem the soil of the West,
creep in. when the fight, the toil, and dan-
ger were past. "and by dishonorable tncK,
B wr"lB F"u"t irom w guui, umeuer
a : u t : r-- .i. ii
ed, simple-hearted man, unversed in tne
rnsoamy ai civuizauon., ns iosi ma miius,
acre alter acre, the superior skill ot the
speculator prevailing over the simplicity
and ignorance ot the hunter. .What a I
burning, deep disgrace to the West, that
the hero who had suffered so much, fought
so wen, io win me sou oi ins iiiorious
cane land" from the savage, should,
when the contest was ended be compelled
to leave it lo-those who never struck a bio w
in its defence! Together with Boone and
numerous other brave old frontier men,
who bore "the heat and burden of the day,"
Kenton, like an old shoe.-was kicked aside
when he was no longer of any use, or had
become too antiquated for the fashion of
the times. Kentucky treated her earliest
and staunchest defenders scarcely so well
na t1,A ti.niA1 ikAi. i1ab - A ft aw .iinnmn I
. . ' .. - !
n.cjr iioicu ii.i:.i Mugs. nuoi .uwii.ug
lown the gamei she denied them the very
offal.. ' .
The fate of Gen. Simon Kenton was still I
more hard than that of the other simple
hearted Fathers of the West. His body
was taken for debt upon the covenants in
deeds to lands, which he had in effect giv-
eu sway, biiu jor iwcive 7u7rt.T hc wuo
. 1 .1 . . - I .
iTiiprtsoncu., upon uie very spui wiiero ne
built his first cabin m '75: where he plant-
ed the first corn ever planted North of the
Kentucky river by any white man, where he
- -
ranged the pathless forest in freedom and
safety; where he subsequently erected the
foremost station-house, and battled the In-
dians in an hundred encounters, and near
ly alone endured the hardships of the wil
derness. In 1802, beggared by law-suits
and losses, he moved to Ohio and settled
in Urbana.
Thus, after thirty vears of the prime ol 1
his life soent faithfully in the cause of Ken-1
tucky and the West, all that remained to
. .Election of his services,
- "V. , I
and a caoin in tne wilderness oi unio.
i. i . ., .,, is-vi. i
These bitter words and severe reflections
are by Lewis Gordon, the author a history
ol Kentucky. .. .a i ' --v
In iftnA ilTantnn clao.tnd n Ftriaa. I
dier General, which office he, , in April, of
the same year, resigned. : In 1810, he be-
came a member of the M. E. Churoh. He)
joined the. Kentucky troops under GovJ
Shelby, in the war of 1813, and his last stead ot nimseit,' on tne louowing lues
battle was that of the Thamea. In obscu- day. He at . once took his way to her
ritv and , poverty, he lived in his humble
cabin in. ..the woods, at the head , of Mad
J I mt - I
River, in sight of VVepatomica, where he
I. A 1 a! J . . t a f . T J-
had been tied to the stake as an Indian
I ax aa, i aa unlil ha a oanfl . ft tr inrlnmanla
umil harrassed by judgments
r , , ... -o-..-....
and executions -irom jventucay. in J0Z.
i r tt . i i nAai
then seventy years of age, he undertook a
journey to Frankfort, in tattered garments,
j J . endeavor to Bet
and on a sorry horse, to endeavor to get
the Legislature, then in session, to release
the claim of the State on some mountain-
ous lands owned by him. but which had
been forfeited for taxes. - To the honor of
Kentucky, his lands were released to him;
and afterwards, by the exertion of Judge
Burnet, of Cincinnati, and Gen. Vance,
ol Urbana, then in Congress, a pension
ol S24Q a year was secured to Kenton for he was prepared, to give any reasonable rum without injuring your reputation. es
life. , -. , - ' price for a carriage.. .. The liberality of this tranirinir ? vour ' frienda:'. -and nntaafla.
Judge Burnet says of Kenton that he
was without xloubt one of the bravest and
a. of.lhe Western pioneers;
, , 11JI. 1 lJ
l. . ,.H n k.. nAn .nrl .....Url
. .. ,n 1 J
uv n s Drecuraur. iikuibi uuuue. us wm
a striking example oi cooi, ueuoeraie
bravery, united with a tender, sympathising
heart. He belonged to that class of heroic
men whose courage in battle never ' fails,
.... i r i - i i
and who in the walks of private life are al -
ways mild, amiable, and unassuming
qualities which are the usual attendants ol
consumate bravery. ;, .
Judge Burnet having become acquaint-
ed .with htm while attending the General
Courtofthe Northwest Territory, Marietta,
in the fall of 1896. shortly, afterwards,
i wlli, pa8sine frora Limestone, now Mays-
-. !:n- T.ovinulnn. r.nllpd nn TCfiiton at hia
home in Washington, where he cultivated
a thousand acres of land equal in fertility
m anv in the world, and thus speaks of his
hospitality:' ."A more generous, kind heart-
ed man. Qiu noi innauii ine earm, nis oogr
was always onen neither stranirer or
friend ever found . it . shut and .the. latch
8trine pulled in. : Travelers of every grade
were received with kindness, treated with
....i i n Df ,, ' '- . .
nOSpilBllkj , BUM pipoaU IV OIWJ. . .4 i
' The Kentucky biographer of Kenton, in
closing the painful recital of wrongs heap-
a w a . I
ed upon the Hunter of Kentucky, and the
defender of her soil, said several years
awo: '-- - , j
'It is now, perhaps, too late to repair
e injustice done to these old heroes ofthe
ui I ma .. ... ;
a! tha IRIIiatl!
Westyet one act remains to Kentucky,
demanded alike bv gratitude and a just
n nl honor: . It is to eather un the sa
raA ramain. of. Simon. Kenton from their
last obscure resting, place, and placing
h.m in th comeirv of her oaoitel. in the
besom of that beloved soil which he was
amonthe first and stoutest to defend. to
a . I . . . B... .aaaaai aaaM-.
CT . a I
'years' the 'services and virtues of her great
. win :. kavtnnat . -
i a
pioneer.' -"- ....
Kentaoky has not tiono it, but that pa
tnotio. uuty, we are giau to say, is auout to I
be assumed by the btate otulno. i he lit
preseiu i-iegisiaiure nus 111 uoiisiueiouuu u
. I r 1 . t 1 . : lil.
resoiuuon preseniea oy iur, iMeweu.oi ijo-i
can, maning provision lor erecting a sun- ,
able monument over the grave of Simon a
Kenton: '' ' ';VI ' ; ': '' X"'? - '
. vve oespeait tne lavoraoie ana speeay
action o that body towards the redemption
of a debt to the pioneer which should long l
wun uou pmu. ume, i
A Romantic Match,
We have just learned of some romantic
adventures which took place at Cynthiana
n.V.. a lew aays ago. it appears mat a
very clever, tine-looinng young gentleman
from Philadelphia," had occasion to visit
cynthiana, on business, during tne past
winter, and while there, became acquaint-
ed with a young lady. Miss B , some
what celebrated 'for ' her charms. .Mr,
S. , the Philadejphian, was riot proof
against the bright eyes of the Kentucky
maiden. - He had never seen such a spark
ling pair of orbs. among the daughters of
the Old Keystone. He was ravished, in
toxicated, and finally proposed and was
accepted. ' ' - , - "
.With a light heart he started back tor
the Quaker Uty to make the necessary
nuptials, the day for which having already
- fe...v...- -- i
been agreed upon. The winter rolled on,
" p"'g ouu a "e""
did also the particular day for the lover's -
return, but he came not. In two
more the marriage was to ooroe off.;
her bright eyes full of tears, she denounc
ed in secret the faithlessness of her lover,
and trembled at the open - mortification
which would overwhelm her if he came
not. At this favorable juncture, an old
discarded lover, whom' no unkindnesa
could divest of hope or lessen the fervency
m M M , t la I
of his nrst attection, presented mmsen. tender for the stoutest.he.arJs and ?asUia
IT a rpna wpfl hiafiiiit" flAaniftltAnfr)iRl.i-.Y-! 1 . .
r.. . I
undying love; ol a cottage somewhere in
the deep bosom of an umbrageous grove,
with the , honey-suckle and the jasmine
creeping over the windows and along the
latticed porch. The trembling fair one
was charmed at the picture.' ' Love' and I
cottage the quintessence ot numan miss
m luccoumauv,.. u. - gMtv , t , I ti&ils thftt liftu so oil reverbGr&tod withlu
I Innn " QliA1.1iiatiik(l nnrl amilAt ' knt trulls '., . ' ' . i . . . . s ; . -
5in o .! i-
id smiled, but yet
'9 i". ?xta(!ies a
i. W ith. renewed
'".. ' """" uiuauou anu
hesitated, the lover was
the favorable symptoms
-a a vs.- - ' " '
ardor, he urged his suit, lie was proline
in tears and promises, and trimmed the
cottage with a few more honey-suckles,
and tne. tiling was none. , ine rnuacei-
phi a gallant was given up. . He was a
laggard in love, and deserved no con
sideration.. , ' ' "": '. '." ' '
Her faith was plighted to another, and
the same day fixed for the marriage which
was to have
witnessed her union with
Mr. S.7
..But the end was not yet. ' During the
same day a third lover presented himself
I .1 I it. - : -i-u r.;. m n
, , , .,.; -f i
anu ueciareu ma paiuu. uc inn maiu-
en frankly told him she had just engaged
herself to' another, and invited him to the
weddings as a guest instead ot a groom.
On the same'e venin ty. f SundsV. ) Mr. S-i r-
arrived from i Philadelphia: HeJ was3 not
long in finding out how' matters stood, ahd
was aghast at the intelligence tnat Miss
B- was to be married tor another in
house and had an interview," with the re-
suit of which he seemed particularly- well ' .
. ...... - I ass
pleased., He .then stepped into the prin -
I l.iiitaii KSa.al aa eli a art.! n mfUmmm. mmm ar b n It H I
cipal livery stable in the p ace and asked
to hire the best carnage and horses to go to
Tn 111 m ma nsSI B Tn R rra n nil nnrflBfl in fwn wf I
I n :ii aL a: r ' c - -1 l r 1
----- - ---- - : o t- -, - -s o
aiaysviue me ..proprietor., iniornieu - nun
that it would be impossible to accommo-j
date him, , That he, was to.be married on
the followine Tuesday, and would have
Kim 'I'l. 9 utn I n a r, n I
the following .Tuesday, and would have
use for all his carriages to go on a little
bridal tour, which he purposed, - "May I
ask to whom?'.? said M S with some
miseivines. "To Miss B ,V was the
reply, Mr, Sr preserved; his temper,
and - simply
remarked that it was highly
important that he should be at Maysville j
at the earliest possible moment and that
indirect offer had a sensible effect on the
proprietor. He got put his best hack and
pair, and charged the young stranger the
1 aiirvi r I .aKn Ia, Ilia trin ' In ft varv afinrt I
.. r. - j. . t -r j L....if
hiiii; aiici n.iu noa u: iunu noiocn
i-..: i .1 dv:i. jiu: : I
siuing oesiuo uie young i i.uaueipiiian, in
the above mentioned carriage, and going
to wards May svjlle at the rate of about ten
miles an .hour. " ' . , , ' '
L It was soon, noised through the town
that Miss B--rr had run away with her
Philadelphia lover. Her guardian, who
was opposed to the match, at once mount-
ed a fleet horse, and started in hot pursuit.
About halt way to maysviiie, neovertpoit
the; fugitives' and attempted to seize the
young. laoy. the young, fhiladelphian
waived him off, and spoke in this wise:
'Sir, vou can't have her; and you must
now do one of threa.things'-'you must go
back and leave us to pursue our journey J
or you must kill me, or 1 U kill you. ..
.1 ms tatK nrougnv guaruy up sianaing,
; , imu cij ; ii.cw,vv.. .
wislunir to kill, and particularly not to i.be
killed, he. accepted the first proposition,
turned, tail and took the back, track.,. . 1 he
lovers pursued their way to Maysville,
I nman nvar In Aberdeen, were married.
- .
drove back to Cynthiana, and put up at tho
principal Hotel. . ' . ; , .' s
a .1 A aa a aaa.it-j ll. a Laiaaaai
; ?j crowu ai ones lurromiueu m- uu
and threatened vengeance on the Phiradel.
piuaii .or uaiijriujj nwav ,uo pionKBi Bin
in town, who was the promised wile of an
esteemed citizen. " . ' :- T i -
i - . . ...
The young msn, noUiing daurtted.-pla-
ced his wife safely in. her chamber, and!
la S ill 1 . .1 M . 1
- then' came boldly down to the steps oi me
1 . a a .a
hotel andbegan toi address the .mob.- If
phonographic notes are correct, his speech
was exactly .in inese worus;. .. . ' .
"Gentlemen: You ought not Io blame
j me for what 1 have done. 4 Most of yoii
' I IU maVal .nniia II Sal HHIIIM I II I 11 II - BlBBII Villi
... . ... .LJ I....
j reproaches, you .ought to offr me a bom.-'
nlimAritarv aunDer.T-SlLll. if vou. are not
r. ; . , . - ....
- lsatnaa, I arn ceaay k'gtr yoatiiie.i.yt ltyXmM"
lion, l win ngnt you all, one at a time, end.
that 'don t do, .1 m ready to put you' all
inrougu ui once, ana men Clean put-ITO
I . , ' . i - -. . ' I l
uaiance oi mewwn.. ; , l ; j ,
inissnowor cnivairy was too much for
Kentucky audience'.' Tne' sympathy'.'pif
6to?$ cnajbged pH'pa. ft,f ; .
gave nun ttiree dealenmg cheers, and theri
rushed iii and conaratulated lurri with'att
the heartiness of the Kentucky charac'ter.
ihd muutuiu wn uruereu io ormg out nil
best Bourbon -and plenty of . and' tnii
crowd,1 with great good wiirartf'lhoritj '-'"'st '1
gave and drank to the happy groom the
noble sentiment "None but the brave)' da- -
serve the fair," Cin. Com: . . '' r '''
f'l The Last Look.
A wife lay dying.' Suffering fca'vra'f
ed her beauties,,butifrbrh the wreck of hf
former .charms, through the s weet medium
of her meek and fadp.rl nvn! nnerart iha T.ii;.
trA r 'nrn.rar' i vif..i.
the cr:ovice of 80me hoa'rv and crumbling
bastion, shoot the rays of
rays . or ine evening
moon. .;" And as the earth drew darkerl'and
the dash of the sullen waves.of death be
gan to reach her ear, she turned her , pals
face to him who was weeping beside her
the object of her first and latest love-r-and
with orje long glance one beaming smile
ter co(inlry. - And he went forlha Viidrirn.
one nnsering kiss aeoarted to tne jei
erbut that last look mincles iri his'datfesi
nd controls his visirtni ji,
A vou'th left' his sia'rW.fifimAitti'siU.
five theatre of the world. StifidfngVpo 7
the hill, beyond the brook, he cast his eye)
backward upon the picture; from Which he
would be separated forever." ' There stood
the cotr green from the woodbine his ' orn
hands had planted there Were his parents
and his darling sister looking through mis
ty eyes after their departing -idol. He g
zed but a moment, such - scenes 'are? too
8116111 KISS6S 10 WaTUS lUO, gTOUO OI OeiOVSCI
ones dashed down the hill and returned
n.morft, . ;. ., ....
An 0u man whose hair -was-thin an rV
wbite, like the hoary frost, was aummorjypdl
(rom tha counen.chftmher of th-) nati tn.
enter a Vav' iii which' h'Ka'nA wallil
before." The sage sank down within the
haUa lhat had ao pft reverberated with bi
ferid eloquence, and looking around hiib.
murmured, r am cbntent .o'dhislast
ini, ;a in,- - uv:X' n;n,A J.'-t.l4
look is like a living picture, inscribed, iriti
those sublime words, even to this present
upon uie uosoms oi men- -.'; .-,. w ' ?
;? A lover left his idoL ... Beneath the' trye-
ting tree ; of earlier hoursi there went they
for. the parting. With promises strong a
oaths with kisses, as sweet as lioney
with tears as pl.entifui 'as' rain, t"hey tojre
their hearts assunder." : The last look wa
exchanged, and the sicknss' of absence
commenced. -..The rhaidea dreams tha'fe
often of his unbroken, companionship. '
.nus mr ner waeu . sne awanes irom tna
Every beeinninflf ha'th ari "end ' Thav -
- mi -... r-
most painful ingTeienCiri'ihf cur of Jife. -is
its uncertainty.; "A'parjing wit$ the as
surance of a 're-union, would "not seero
grievous it is the sittihg of such aq. hour I
thai we may'ript, meef agiip;';'
We do not posses's Jife but "by a' preoa
nous tenure. Each look may be bW test.
Eaoh'daymay be next to eiernity.rhe
morning begun amid ; those whoove 'us
amid the busy haunts of men, may ter
minate In . the T loneliness"" and silence 1
1 t h e-c o u n t ry b es on d . And only he car
D at CB who carrie j-his-; heart the
' t - ' ., .. . .
a88Urance that his last lo'okMs at the ebrge
- a- . . mm - - . f
pu ueauiiee oi iieaven, yvito sucn
.Murancaorie mav smila r r1.n.-.V. ..a'
8Teep upon a Dej f flowers lt t '
' . - - ' . - ' - . .
. I VWf
' What We Owe to Decorum. si
M 'l will do as ' I please,' says many a
headstrong' young man.for whose bcsi-:
ness is it, if I choose to take' the cOnke
quences?" Not so fast, gqod sir! : 'If yoa
knew morn of hnmin natnra unn' vnnlit
be aware that vou cannot omraee even the.
amall conventionalizes of life, whion era
known under the common name of deco.
f8trft,,;Ters who misht be useful to vou. from.
mftkinir voiir acouaintanae. But - ihia ia
not an
We have no. right to disregard
i l- ' .1 l . - . ...
1 -. . " iue,,,t''"",'u w
nrs - than vnnrself. Vniir aramnla la at.
way8 doing harm, When it is not doing
good. : Your'conduct effects the standing'
Df your family and associates, "as well a
yourself. " Going through life is like Vead-
. . - . . .. ..
jng among a labyrinth of spring gunS, Jf
vou f0jow the beaten track, vou are Safe-
But if you diverge td the right Or left; yeu
indiscretion is sure to iniure yourself, and'
mav harm others also. A wise man 'never
0UlrBes decorum, recklessly violates pre
;udice8, or thoughtlessly acts i regardless f
the opinion 'bf. the world'-'1
. .; .Importance of tbe Onion ;:t
The onion' is r worthy of notices a an
extensive ' article of consumption in thia
oountrV.-'lt is larcelv Cultivated at hone.
unfl is imported to the extent of seven of
eigm ions a ysar, irom' opiu aau ronu
ai:-f But itrisesin importance wheri'Wa
1 consider that . in these latter countries it.
forms one of the common and univeesak
supports of life. It is interesting, there-
I i. Imn in mAA itiin i. iK a,an.
IU1C w aiiun ..,. mM.,.wa. iw .MV .va.l
liar flavor which first -recommends it, the
onion is remarkably nutritioea, ;! Accord
'a 1 .1 V .
,ng ta roy analyses, tne a ry. onion root:
contains irom twenty -five to thirty percent
i0r giuten. tt ranas in inis' respect who.
the nutritious pea and the gran of the
j East. It is not merely as a relish, tbere-
fore, that the wayfaring Spaniard Sat hfa
onion Vith: hi humble.crust of bread,
I . - . . . . a
he sits by-the refreshing. spring: it va be-
cause experience has long proved that
ike the cheese of the tin gush laborer, i
helps to sustain his strength,: also, and
adds, bevohd what its bulk would suggest.
to the amount of nourishment whioh bi
simple tneal supplies-- Tht Chenitirjf of
Common life.---, v.-.t!i''i-("-v
w '(ttr, When is, sugar like si P1g aytf
r: : .. t H7I,' :- ;v, - U.- v A,
J5IJ : :i urt v. i a

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