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This earth’s weary waiting time,
The world is full of anrrovr,
But soon within a cloudless dime
Will dawn a brighter morrow;
For that we watch, for that we wait,
It ie the same old story.
And An* time through the Future’s gate j
Will come the promised glory.
Xot ours, perchance, the bli«s of those
Who greet its full appearing,
Yet still triumphant o'er all foes
We know that it is nearing;
When truth and right shall grandly rise,
And yield to no oppressing.
And on all hearts the opening skies
Shall shower.their richest btu.'siug.
But while we look with eager trust
For every welcome token,
It may n »t come till ‘Must to dull”
[ Ha-* o'er «»ar graves been «p»kon.
Wo helped the precious seed to sow,
We bore it forth with weeping,
Xot ours the harvest-joy* tA know,
Xot ours the golden reaping.
Thank God that One **«n see,
B*en from each small beginning:
Nor counts the life in vain to be.
That hoa«ts no outward winning.
Without .1 thought of human praise.
We'll bravely bear each harden,
1 util beyond these mortal days
We clasp the longed-for guerdon!
Somewhat over a century an I a hall
ago, a colony numbering about two hun
dred persons emigrated from Londonderry,
Ireland, and settled in New Hampshire,
giving their new home the name ol the
county from which they had come. Among
them wasa lamily name I Greeley; and one
of that family marrying, the result was
the birth of Zaccheus Oreeln . who in turn,
took unto himself a wile, and at Amherst,
New Hampshire, in February, 1X11, Hor
ace Greeley uow candidate ior the Presi
dency. came into the world Greeley's
lather was a farmer, and not over well off
in the goods of this world. Therefore
Horace had to alternate his early days be
tween the school and the farm, seeming,
however, iu s|«te ol a weak constitution,
to he continually improving at both. Fi
nally, his father, failing to make the two
ends meet, broke Up the place at Amherst,
and betook himself and family to West
Haven, Vermont.
For some time young Greeley continued
to work nt farming when, prompted bv
some good fate he entered the ollice of
Ti> ■ iViirt/iem H/icrtahir published at Hast
Pultnev, \ ermont, where for four years
he worked nt typesetting, succeeding in
that time in completely mastering the art
II is good nature I, easy going manner se
cured him a number of friends who sent
after him many u hearty godspeed when
he set out uism his travels to seek fame ami
fortune He generally traveled on toot,
working his way from town to'town, gener
ally- making enough to keep himself going,''
and always making friends. Finally he
reached Krie Pa., and then, concluding that
he had gone lar enough, lie turned nndaet
his face toward the rising sun, 11 proceeding
'•ot consistent with Ins celebrated “gn
W ist ' advice of after years
On his corning to llutlalo. lie fell in with
a canal boat, anj in it got down to Schen
ectady, from where Tie took -‘Shank s
mare' to Alhanr, ami linallv on a tow
boat was conferred the honor of first bring
b - to the hospitable city of New York
the great Horace Greeley With a silver
iptnrter in his jiocket, Greeley entered New
'' ork. and went for work instantU- ‘‘For
tutu* laeors the brave,' an 1 our plucky
Irish American ha I no reason tor doubt
ing the truth of the saying, lie lound
work, kept it, showed himself to he well
"1‘ i-1 his business. and never fuiled to gain
triends wherever lie went.
in Tim riKi.ii up i ,ri:\Ai.Uii.
•'"Carcelv two year* hitl elapxe.l xince
h'a arrival in New A ork who i in connec
tion with another, Greeley puhlixlied the
daily M rnuij 1 '"it. an I ran il a lew work
when it died I'he llexl vein tlreelcv toed
the jourutili.xtio mark once more, anti thi*
time with ilexerrcd xil'ee**. Mix new ven
turi wax JVie ,V«.i l'loA devoted to the
ditfnoon of general intelligence Mere Mr
Gree'ev received lux llr.xt b.aptixm in liar I
work, lie went trout tne ca*e to tlieelitori
ftl de-k, and hack again, Working deter
minedly lor prexent xiutenanec and f,,r hi
ture fame. Me wax aiti’cexxfal. Tlie big.
hotiext heart beating with frixh-American
imp tl-ex, guided the head and hand, and
the people came to n I nirr (he writing*
and li e writer that '/’A,- .%>*• Ynrktr juxt
brought to public notice I »»r xeven year*
Mr. tireeley ran thi* paper, l.nt allowing
loo many xiitixoriptiniix to remain unpaid,
lor people took advantage of hit xiaiple
way -, lie wax liimllv cmip. lied to xnxpend
publication Mr ilreciev tlrat appi'areil ax
a political writer in two email paper*
wbicl) he puhlixlied —the and
the /*y 1 uAi/i, hotli ol which were cani
t.aign paper* Un the reputation which be
Il I I a Ilievrd through the b<j ('jbn lie
laid the foundation of
tiik ratal nk
and. on Apr I HHh, Ikfl, t|,«
i**ne I wnh warccly any money to hack it,
i.oth ng in fact but the reputation and in
domitable pluck of it. ongmaior. And
ftOlliing wax wanted I’lic puficr wax a
xuoeex* from the *<art, and. a* tne organ
0 the AA |,ig party, itxoon I ccame council,
re,, , ted an I lean-1
It would not be our plane, ax the expo
nent* of < at hotio and I r.*K-American
(>; .toon, to i i lor.e many tlongx that have
Bppeareil in the Tiibim.-. , -pccixllv f,,r
X • yearn pa*’ lull -till Mr 'in-eley can*
not he |xTXOn«lly held rexponxilbr tor all
■■at appeared in iiix column
.dr lireeley * an iow’erate worker,
xtto eitli r hand- or head, he t« alwayx
AA e have alrea Iv • xprexxcd our opinion
v, onaae 'ire I ev ax a rami aide for the
1 r -I'letnv Lflbecl mat lor that boxition
v left to nap. -»i„, I,, t'harlex 111
«r. , ) be vair I ext I’rexi lent ||„w,.,rr
we wi-U to xliow lair pixy, xml ilierefore We
I i»l >ay that Horace Urerlej ha* ,rrv
xtrong claimx on
TIIK rat»:an*n|r OK thr ia,xH
lie tin- nl way* Uvn lb. ie Iriend through
t .ick ami thin. of your xnoaking
treac.lieron*, lech,,,,,,, pol|ii,:,,nx «i,„
would ling von In-fore and xlab you
fleet cm, bug yon torv*r vole .tab ton
for voijr Irwh x , <it„
t> h«* Ina-n p aetieal. xe, .ih!*; ,.n if „
an independent. lie championed UCan
nell and his cuiiue in the face of the frown*
of hi* political brethren: and, when the
great Lilwrutor, dead and in hi* grave,
was honored by bis ohsev|tlieN being cele
brated in New York, Horace (ireeley fig
ured prominently emptying homage and
respect in In* sincere and bonc*t wav to
the memory of tbe great one gone .tithe
lime ef the vonng Ireland excitement in
l)44ti, an Irish Directory was formed in
tins country for the purpose of obtaining
assistance for “the men in the gap." The
Directory was composed of Charles O'Con
or, Horace (ireeley, an,I Judge Emmet,
nephew ol the martyr Hubert Kminrtt, and
who is -nice dead. About $diJO,l>do was
collected and given in charge to the Direc
tory. The movement at home laded and
there was no need for the money. Many
deinunds have been made on the surviving
"member* of the 1 democracy, Inn (ireeley
and U Connor have had sufficient good
sense and discernment to keep the lund*
until it can be ol real use to the object
lor wInch it was collected. Mr. (ireeley
hn* befriended ]>' Arcy McGee, John .Sav
age. Michael Doheny, Devin Itiley and
imhiiv* others who have come to this coun
try Iriendless but talented. Kew, perhaps,
know or remember, how, when Charels G.
Hal pi n (Miles O'Riley) died and left iiis
family almost without mean*. Horace
Greeley instantly brought all his influence
10 bear to have some one appointed to
Halpine's late office Register ol Xew
Yorn, who would ierve lor the halancu of
the term, and give the salary to Halpine's
fanily. (ireeley worked unceasingly lor
l»is; and tinully had the satialacti’on of
seeing General Patrick II. Jones, another
Wislimnn, and at present Postmaster ol
Sbw York, appointed lo the position. The
latter, in accordance with Mr. Greeley's
bcficvolent plan handed the salary, of the
position he had tilled over to Mrs. Hal
pine. Resides these, there are innnmer
able instance* which would go to prove
the depth anil sincerity ol Mr. Greeley's
friendship for Ireland
Taken as a man, Mr. Greeley i* one of
the noblest «|iectniVbs to be met with: as a
politician he has always been honest and
straight forward; a* a self made man, he is
a model lor struggling, ambitious youth:
and a* a candidate for the Presidency—
well, lie.-lands upon his own merits, and
°nthe platform of his party and it ie for
the people b> do with him a.- they will.—
The Irish Wor/d.
I'r. Dio Lewi, .ny., not long since, n
| young man culled on ine. with numberless
i ache, and'distresses. He was dizzy and
[ halt .ick it the morning, sleepy alter din
ner, and restless at night lie' had consti
pation and pain in I he hack. sour eructa
tions, uni sense of heat at the pit of his
stomach. Hut worse Ilian all, he haldes
perate hypochondria Without referring
to my record of cases, I cannot give full
particulars of ins case; but remember he
| told me he had been doctoring for over a
year, ami had taken several boxes of pills,
<]uai)i ties of tonics, and recently been try
st, famous dyspepsia remedy. lie had now
given up ail hope, and only wi'died he was
| dead. 1 asked im about his habi:s.
i.e repl.i-l, **Oh, they are tlie very best.
I have read several works on health, and
have givon the most careful attention to
health rules I hit he and walk several
miles every day.
I asked him about his diet
*' That is ail right”
■N\ hat do you eat for break fast?"
A.bitol ste.ik, a lew fried potatoes, a
biscuit, a very few warm cakes and a sin
gle cup of coffee, ( old water makes me
"Dt) you drink coffee strong1”
” » »'s, just comfortable 1 don t like the
Well, sir, wlint f.*r dinner?**
“1 take a plate ol soup, a trifle o( ,
jtiil a litle ro i*i I lee I, a very lew vegetables,
Uii'l II let of pie or piliHliie. ’
‘ Well, what lor *11pperr
• A Very little cold mint, a biscuit or two
an I a c ip ot ten ”
“l*o volt take tea strong?*
“Yea. I ilon t like slop* '
“la tlii-, all you ml? '
“Sometime*, when I lee a little faint. 1
lilnuli on a lew cracker* and n glass ol'ale
I am \rry temperate and , ireful in nil my
habit* I know with my stomach 1 nnlal
1 aaid to him' “My d-ar fellow, it vou
wdl atop your drug* and dulling, and 'em
only what I advise. you will get well, ’
But, doctor will you atnrte mu on bran
“.Sola bit of it, I will prescribe fool
tor vou that will make y.ui stronger by
naif in a month
Your diet must be the following: A
P*'**" of noleaven cracked wheat bread
about a* large a*your hau l, with a Icikcd
appV, lor breakfast; twice aa miirli bread
ol the aauie sort for,Huuer. wiili n ,n,l(vr
ol crackcl wheat and milk and two „r
three baked apple* Eat nothing lor sup
per. and go to l,*d m s o'clock'. In a
month yen w.ll be somewhat th inner limn
vou are now, Imi yon will |,„ cured ,.l vour
horror*, of your aei lit* ofstoinwli of , .,,,
siipitlou, and led yourself „
“Bill. doctor how am | ,j,
hie Willi all the good ihing* b..|nr* .and
I eat nothing hut bread and nppl,.''
“It i* a little hard at Aral, Lit von will
| *onn really enjoy H,ceil deni.il, and ,„fv
il.o-c who are -mfering.. killing i .
But, ' mv fen,*„(. don't von '
think there I. on. me he | ,„„|,| I,,!,,.
am gel well ... re-„rt„,g t„ me I, ter
ril»l«* »t*r**ti mi aw iliipT
"You are u.i-mk n The amount
ol tood I have ad, *r.| „ t ... „„ ,
aa rich a* your stomach nan digest at pre.
rnl. ami yon inn,I reineiuher Hint it i* not
"•*<|uaniuy of Imal vou eat that .leler
minr* the eirength it i* the amount well
•t'gratr,| (toe ounce well i||ge*tc.| will
goc nin e airrngth that ten ounce* that
Iin.lergo ll.e morU I change* o the de*i ep
lie At*»niAril
I ••To iw litrHIy A 'Ur in whirli I .lo not
nwr a sitniUr COuver« .tion witli AOflH* l*<V)r
gorinandixer k* I have aaid. the- 'poor
rr*".,„t. '»!<* biller. p H. and do-e. rr
Anri t > £jh?miaa»iu»ia, make journey* to (lie
U.r coutHey, Are willing ,U ai»!
•''•» H'l .. ear-* one—the
1 *r # •'**/ iHin^ dint wHdi cure them
I P**'n fowl in,moJer*toqiiau
A goial nm Iowa little ehiki.eii. i
A* opr:* LKTTKg.
1" [ POee, Editor of >Ae Huntington
Argiir, .1 oseph Eylar, editor of the Pen
p/e» lie fender, Che e-litor of the Pike
County Republican, and to such others us
it may concern.
1 i" the Huntington (\V. Va.) Argos was
published in the issue ol June S|h, an ar
ticle entitled, ‘A I-iitle War in Ohio.'
I he said article embrace* nearly a coin inn
of printed matter, which is taken front the
People's Defender, of Adam* county, »nd
front the Pike County Republican.
I'lic publication is uot written in good
I temper or Spirit. It ap|>enrs to be a stud
ied eflbrt to impress upon the minds of the
settler* on the unsold land* in the Virginia
Mi Hilary District that they are the victims
ot a conspiracy between the Legislature,
the Trustees oi the Agricultural College,
and Hon James M. Trimble, as tbe r"pl
lesentative of the board ot trustees, charg
ed with the duty ol causing these lands To
be surveyed and the right of settlers upon
them to be ascertained.
Mr. Kylur, of the Defender, attacks the
law authorizing the survey ami aale ol the
lamia and inferenlhtlij the board of trustees,
for lie says, “It seems to tts, that the law
the |ieople need is one allowing the agent
to sell in less qnnntities than 120 acres,
instead of opening up these lands to soul
less speculators; and adds, “there is room
for them to do loo much grabbing under
the law as it now stands." * • * «
The Pike Canity Republican copies the
entire article front the Defender, and then
; assails Mr. Trimble in the language fol
! low ing:
“1 lie above is from the Peplet Defen
der, printed in West Union, Adams county,
and we bail its words, fitly s|oken, with
delight. Had the pa|a-rs of the several
counties taken the hill originallr in
troJuoed at the instance of J. it. Trim
ble, and exposed its nefarious provisions,
the friends of justice and equity would '
have gotten through I he Legislature a bet
ter law. It seems that the editors in sev- |
« ral counties were derelict, and ought to 1
have done better. But we are glad that
the interest lins not died out, and that .Mr.
Trimble's intentions to again open the
question, to the disadvantage of “The Peo
ple, ’ against the interest of the State, and
in favor of Swindlers, will meet a stern,
determined successful opposition, and that
Mr. Trimble will be defeated ami finally I
driven from the Board of the Agricultural
College, which he disgrace* by bis at
tempts under tile cover of a law gotten
through the Legislature by bis own exer
tions, to distress the occupants of land in
tended by Congress lo have been given to
them outright, lie is a disg-ace to the
College he represents, ami we are pained to
believe that lie is making fools of some eigh
teen gentlemen who do tint, or ought not!
desire to do inju-lice, that a College large
ly endowed by the munificence of Con
gress, may prosper. We propose to ‘carry
this war into Africa’— or that hoard itself,
before the great wrongs Mr. Trimble evi
dently intends shall be consummated."
I cannot suppose that the editor of the
Hepuhlican would employ the shove strong
and opprobrious language lo an old and
honored citizen of the State, engaged in
the performance ol a high public trust con
fided to him by the board ol trustees of
which he is tv member, without ynotl rrtnse, '
The article is before me as 1 write. There t
is no wherein it any charge that Mr
Trimble lias in any respect violated his
duties, or wronged any one. The men who
have thus assailed his conduct, are invited
to make specific charges and introduce
tfieir proof.
J>eing a member of tins boar I of trus
tee*, an l an advi-ory member of the com
mittee with Mr. Trimble to reclaim these 1
lands, I deem it a duty that we owe to the
public, and especially to the settlers on
these “Unsold Iasi-, with whom Mr.
Trimble Iris purlieu arly to deal, to make
the following (statement ot facts:
I lie unsold and unreclaimed Ian h in the
Virginia Military District had been sur
rendered by the holder* of the miJilnry
Ian I warrants to the I’nited States, and re
eeiied therefor. IT. S. land scrip, to be
located ««n other ami better lands.
Mr Trimble flr-t | r ipoaed to the l*’e leral
fiovertiineut a cession of these lands to the
."t.ite of Ohio, and through the ai I of lion,
•lohn T. NVilson, the tnithful representa
tue in Congress from thi* district.«’ongres
passed the act of February 1‘Jtli. Is7l. A*
-••on ib - act was passed. General <Toek■
♦•rill introduced into tn» Hnu.se of ICi pre
sentalives a full to grant these Ian Is to the
Agricultural College. It failed to pi-s for
w ant ol tune.
At tfie annual meeting of the bcird last
danimry, Mr. Trimble and rnv.ell were
appointed a committee to prejei c a l id f«>
provide f**r »!••• survey and sale r.fiiie l.im!
-•» granted fo the 'state, aril thenrj n
ii ui of the net pr«N*eed* to the n •-lucihlc*
debt of the Slate, lor (h» use Ol I i* f'ol j
'• ge. I hat duly we fierforiiied to the best
ol oiir judgment The bill however, was
fully disciis*«ed i?i the legislature, and
amended in many particulars before it he
came a law
The following - a digest of the provis
ions of the two acts ul" March 22th and
April 22th.
1. I’he till** to -aid hind* is rested in the
I'ruster-of the f iliio Agricultural and Mr
chuniraJ College, for the hem fit of the*
I College
2. l o cause a competent survey of said 1
land* t<» be made with plats
3. 11* ascertain and set off, in reason !
Ably compact form, by accural** hound*
rir". to each occupant, who was in actual 1
possession o', and living ii|ion any of s.,i.|
lands, hI tin- time of the passage of said
act ol f Tongre* * as provided therein, or their
heir* and as-i^iis, a tract not e.xcee»hng 4*1
Acres. UfH.n piyn,ent by the alaimants of
the «•« of survey ami deed.
If any such claimant had beeu in pos
session o| more than 4*1 a«re* prior to -aid
act of Congress. he should he entitled to
the pre-etnptor * privilege for 120 acres,
additional by paying $1 an acre
•V Terms of payment nne-thlfd in one
year, residence u> one And two year*, from
date of sale.
f» All sales to U* at public auction, af
ter lour week- publication in some news
js*per printed tn the County where the
larida are «itu filed,
7. Said lamU shall l»e aold in tracts not
exceeding Ibi acre* each
H. I*rovidsd tbnt no trustee of said Col
lege, agent or officer thereof, or agent or
attorney of said innate*, nor. shall trustee.*
At any time purchase any of auch land
(ram any purchaser or purchaser* thereof,
or from his or their or her assigns, nh.il!
be a purchaser of any of snhl lamk at Hindi
sale, and not more than one tract shall be
sold to the *ame person.
It is a provision of the law creating the
trustees of this College, that they shall
serve without compensation.
The by-laws which the trustees have
prescribed for their own action provide,
that no member of the board shall be eli
gible to any place or ap|s)intment from
the board having any pecuniary consider
ation or emolument connected with it
I Htibinit, gentlemen, to each of voti to
whom this letter is particularly addressed,
whether y»»u have not grieviously wronged
Mr. Trimble, in making and publishing
the attack upon him which you have done.
I cannot believe that Colonel Pike, or Mr.
Eylar, would purposely iiillict It woun.l
Upon the feeling* of Mr. Trimble, or at
tempt to iveikeii public confidence in tlie
Collette trustees, now engaged iu [lie per
formance of important public duties.
Mr. Trimble was selected bv tlie trus
tee* to cauae tli >»e lands to be surveyed,
divided and sold, and to adjust tlie claims
of settlers, under tlie law, because they had
confidence in his integrity and sagacity,
and knew that he was more familiar with
titles than any other member of the board,
or any one they could employ.
Mr Trimble accepted the trust knowing
full well the onerous duties it imposed. As
he had procured the grant of this land
from Congress to the State, for the College,
the board insisted upon his taking care of
it. From my own knowlelge of the (nets,
l do not hesitate to affirm that Mr. T. is
performing lor the State, without pay, a
service which would cost tile College fund
at least #.»,OuU to hire done, lie, liko some
of his colleagues have an honest State pride
in their endeavor to establish at the Capi
tal of the State, a University in fuel, eipial
in all its appointments to any in the Uni
ted States.
ii wan tinn feeling that moved Mr. 1.
to take measures to enlarge the endow
ment fund. During the past three months
lie has had from two to three surveying
parties employed, spending a good share of
Iiirt time with them. He lias already run
«tr over 23,000 acres and is nut half
through this branch of his task. Next
will come the buying otr of settlers’
claims and procuring them titles. He has
found some timber thieves on these lands
who were operating some with |>ortal>Ie
saw mills, others with workmen cutting
railroad cross ties for the Cincinnati mar
ker and others in getting tan hark, staves
and locust timber for the markets.
His surveys have brought to light an
other class, viz; men who have made false
entries, and claim thousands of acres with
out the shadow of right. These facts are
well known, and yet I am not aware that
the people which have so violently assail
ed the board of trustees, through Sir. Trim
ble, their representative, have yet doue j
anything to expose the numerous felonic-J
under the statute which have been com*]
milted upon these lands in their own coun
What motive can thc-e gentlemen have, j
in thus attempting to bring the trustees »»i
(he College into public scandal, tml. -s it
be to forestall public up nion, in anticipa
tion that they may institute in the courts
the necessary legal proceedings to reclaim
certain fraudulent entries of these Ian Is,
based upon the double Crimea of forgery
and perjury.
The settlers will find no just cause of ;
complaint, fur each re vives as a gift ab j
•oluteiy forty acres.
This is tlie fir-t in-tanee in Ohio where j
die general or the State government has •
made A direct gilt of public lands to the i
t* tiler all such are assured that their rights j
mder the law will be carefully guarded.
If anyone feels aggrieved lei him make
liis complaint to Mr. Trimble who has
Ik>iIi the will and authority to right his i
UAl.ril LEKTE,
Trustee fur Eleventh District. j
dune 23, IS72.
SiMjri.vK Stvmi’kdf. op lr%T4.— A week
tjfo the road* in the lower part of Hope
well townsliip were lit. rally covered with
• ' '1 • ski 'I heaetrat k•».* »rh- ! their mi
jrntioo in the night. I'he tnovemefit oc*
mi pied two night-, and ** » closely did they
ravel that the entire width of tlie sandv
ad wa- covered with the footmark-: even
he rut* were also in this way marked —
t i- certain that the two companies nuiot
ia\ e nuinhered several hundred individu*
i - I he place where tiie-p fad* were wit*
i w.ih not far from Lane * haw mill,
t i- no new thing f.r the-e vermin to mi .
r itr ..r ni mg«* *| mrter* in (hi* singular
■ ,,,u*r Ihit in ns •Hindi a- they must 1
• iiitM i-e loe a»*eiubled ocou policy * of lev I
m:»i place*, and a* those place*, in thi- por
ion .»l ihe pioe*. are widely -cuttered. the
vhole affair i* not wit hoot' singular intcr
•-i I low do they communicate their in*
entiou* «o a* to h«m with such unanimity7
fhia at ream of rut life wa- made up of con*
rilmtion* from houses and harm, and per
iap* mills, |rotn varying di-tanc# *. Then
•..mm - the -jig icn v of taking two nights
°r the tramp—that is, of dividing into1
wo comftonic*. for /i^-u redly thi* wa- a
vi-e precjiuiion against the danger of I*.
ng de-troyed. It must he confessed that
here i- more in thi* matter than an?
»ne - philosophy is capa Me of answering.
In Kuropeit i- pretty well known that the
•arn rat- are accustom < I to these migra
ioii- in the Spring of the year. But l*e
rond the nh-erted facts, how little doe*
my one know’,
A colored fisherman wa- citMaing t!»e
MM-i-sippi, at f.utle Hock, one -tormy
ughf. recently, with hi* young child with
l»im in the boat. When in the middle of
he river tin water 1 egan to dash over the
•id. - .,f the low punt, arid it wa- evident
hat the craft would -ink in a moment if
»•»! relieved of some of iJ* load. I'utting
iii* clnl.1 securely in the middle of the I
•raft, the father jumped into the river, was
washed away and drowned. A party from
he hank went to the re-ciic arid recovered
he 1-oat and child, lait the man was never
»een afterward
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A witty editor who has Ju-t faiIn|, suv«
le did it with all the lionor* of wnr. and
•etired from the fit 11 with colors fifing
riie sh.-rifTs (lag fluttering from two wiri
low* ami the iloor. and a while flag King
>n his prrson a# a token of surrender * I
c if!! ’i liV',r • « i tie tun
OI 14 * t»C« f.nlior Cured |>i« ■ .. .
rruable Temper. 1
I I found the cherishing face of ’f,rt.
Ann wreathed in .miles the otl.es evtnin •
when 1 returned from my arduous
toil. 1 am encaged as standing man at i.
.aluon. So many candidate, are treatin'
. that the saloonkeeper Uiirs six of m i,, i~
treated. \Ve all drink w th every cand
date that comes in, ami it make* 'b>t*in.. -
|>rellv brink.
* huifl my choc**!* one: ia.7«»*IiuA. I a:„
nlraid you do not always tlnd me an at. -el
in disposition." 4
Said I : “t hat's so—hie mv dear. I don't
seldom Had yon 'mangle in anything.
“And, she ad-U-d. you are not alum,
the pleasantest man i* the woil.L"
I did not feel called on lo reply.
“Now said she "read that''
She had an item Irom the columns of
some (Hiper wherein a demented writer
told about some impossible woman who.
be ng troubled with a l*vl temper, counted
twenty-live every time she got provoked
n**d thus became a sweet, amiable and
dearly loved or ament ot the liouse of her
delijfllte I husband. 1 read the article as
well as the condition of my head would
allow, and replied Bosh.
Maria Aim paid no attention to me but
unfolded tier plan. Sue said that every
time l got mad 1 should count twenty-rive
aud every lime she got mad she would
count twenty-five. 1 asked her who she
thought would pay our rent while we sat.
and counted 25, over and over, all day
long. Then she said I was always raising
objections to her plans for mutual improv
meat, and 1 said 1 was not, and she said I
was enough to try the patience of a saint,
and I sai l she was too, and she came Ibr
me, mid I told her to count twenty-live but
she forgot all about that, and just tallied
one in my left eve.
I lien 1 was a going to rvmou -trate wit|f
the (Hiker, and she told me to count twen
ty-live anil 1 Maid I Mould not; hut ! did
helore she had |mlie<l more than half my
hair out. 1 lieu she made me count twen
ty-live until l van out ol breath ami lelt
pleasant and good naturvd. ,So we went
to supper. Now, the cat was curled up in
my cnnir, hut I did not see it until 1 bin
down, and I did not see it then, hut I wti
pretty sure it was there; in fact, 1 knew it
was there as w«ll as I wanted to, and more
too. 1 fell inclined to rise up suddenly,
Imt, as I gathered to spring, she brandish
ed the teapot and murmured, ••Joshua,
your temper is rising, count 2o, or 1 ii
break your he.rd,, ’ and that cut was draw
iug a map of the Tenth Ward with her
chiw- around bcliind me, with the streets
and boundaries marked in mv blood. I
rn-oto explain, and, "My dear, I—"bat
she caromed on my head a well shot ten
cup, and sprinkled my face with n quart
ol hot tea, and i -ai down nud counted
twenty live; hut it killed the cat. The old
letiow died Lard though, I could leel him
settle as his nine lives went out one by
A lew days' practice on ibis rule, under,
the loviug instructions of Maria Ann, ha
enabled me to conquer my temper com
pletely. Nobody can get me mad now
ami 1 am in a stile of perpetual calm,
an I l want to see the man who wrote
that story. I want to lit him for Un
hands ol an und> Tinker, and make a
demand for mourning goods among Ins
• fiends- Then I die happy—counting twen
A fill III) CANE.
A hl'i-liing maiden of Vermont, sued a
man tor a breach or* contract, muter the
following curious circumstances
Slie Imd a farm which ho wished to pur
chime, and she ottered the property an I
herself t«»r twenty thousand dollars, refu*
ing to sell one without the other, lie ac
cepted, paid the money, got the title deed*
for the laud, and felt so well sft i.-fu-d wit;»
his bargain that he restored |oiic hail t<»
her. A* that hull was herself, she declin
ed the generous gill with thanks, and in
sisted he should marry her. lie refused,
am! slit* sues him lor la-each of contract,
und there is every indication that site will
win the suit.
>o v. ii a man cannot do what he will
with his own, it is hard indue l If wu a.
to he -nod and made to Milter the peuAliv
of the law every time we see lit to indul.t
in a (hough tics* piece of generosity, 1*01:1
of the kindliest feeliuga of our common in
tnre will receive ajar that will prove fatal
to them. 11 he huy a piece of wood.vl Ian I
and determine to make the former owuei
a pre-cut of the wood, shall he l>e sued ft 1
breach of coutract? If he huy a well mock
e l i»im and conclude to give a pig, a Cu \
or a h«»rse away, gliould he he plunged \
10a lawsuit?
It is unnecessary to cite further exam
plea as a proof of thealniwility of me who '<
affair. 11 we were that ma-i we would
marry our prosecutor, join half a dozen
cluf»s. a Masonic lodge, 11 military compa
ny and -|*>ihng dull, aisi try t» nuke tier
a-*> iiuiforiahlir as |s»s«U»le under the cir
cumstance- —UM
A Mi sim. There is in this coir
ty a dog that can sing \Y,. state this iij
on the authority of all the family of ti t
gentleman who own* him The animal ; .
•••irstion in a large mcHi**C<dored gr,
hound—perhaps aU’iit «ix year* old | j«
does no! sing alone. hut vl>vn he hear
rertain men,hers ,,1 the family singing, |,c
ji>ins in I hi* is more |«nrtienlnrfv rh•
case nuh nn old lady in the house, who I
she begins to sing when ti e dog is an
where about tin place is pretty sure to *
tain a canine accoui|>fiiitiiieir It she i*
heard singing iip--»a»rs* and the dog
■ but out Wow, he will raiew a rumpus rtf
til he is a tmifhnl imothe mom w hore -lie
ta, alien he will 'join in,** kc« ping vrfv
go, d ti ne, ii’i.l keeping, «■» we nr a-sore I
on the same key. rising with the singer r<*
the highest no c- in a kind of Idem led
howl am! whine, that is neither like the
voice of a log or anything rU,. |,,,t •!„,»
ing something of » musical ear When
she reaches a »,n»e too high for him, he
«,ll Mop o,..| null for (hr eMenc* ot ll-»
jonjt.tormol, if,., |„w,.r nn,„
Iiir rwiig ooi.nl.eij,,. hi< g 1T,,„
b'» T0'" ~ V.iM' Ui /l', ;!,lien.
A 'li.tr* "Mug orcitirot orriifip'l I»v fit#
prrmMnrr .1^-1,,.f „ |„r „ ...mxlirv rf
Hrr-work. in ,!n pri'laf
nit' .'tla rlii'Jrcn n,nl nfl'iiMr m*»f
i'l'j'i r«Tfl w oilirvtU

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