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VOLUME 5.
"TvIREGTORY.
MST OF POST OFFICES.
- Tost Offices.
Bethel Station
Carolltown,
CUeee Springs,
Conemaugh
Cresson,
Ebensburg.
Fallen Timber,
Gallitzin,
gemlock,
Johnstown,
Loretto,
Hineral Point,
Jlnnster,
Plattsville,
Roseland,
St. Augustine,
rott Matter: Districts.
Enoch Reese, Blacklick.
Joseph Behe, Carroll.
Henry Nutter, ", Chest.
A. G. Croofc3, Tajior.
J. Houston, Washmt'n.
John Thompson, Ebensburg'.
Asa H. Fiske White.
J. M. Christy, Gallitzin.
Wm Tiley, Jr., Washt'n. -I.
E. Chandler, Johnst'wn.
M. Adlesberger, . Loretto.
E. Wissinger, Conem'gh.
A. Durbin, Munster.
Andrew J Ferral, Susq'han.
G. W. Bowman, White.
Stan. Wharton, Clear&eld.
Scalp Level,
gorftnan,
Summerhill,
Summit,
TJfilmore,
fB. M'Coleran. Washt'n. W
B. F.. Slick, Croyle.
William M'Connell Washt'n.
Morris Keil. S'merhill."
CIIFR CUES, MINISTERS, &C.
Presbyterian Ret. D. Harbison, Pastor.
Preaching every oaDoam morning ui, xuj
o'clock, and in thje evening at 6 o'clock. Sab
rath School at 1 o'clock, A. M. Prayer meet
ing every Thursday evening at 6 o'clock.
Methodist Episcopal Church Rev. J. S. Lem.
os, Preacherin charge. Rev. W. H. M'Beide,
Assistant. Preaching every alternate Sabbath
.rnino-. at 101 o'clock. Sabbath School at 9
dockA. M. Prayer meeting every Thursday
veiling, at 7 o clocK.
Welch Independent Rev Lt. U..FowEj.t.,
Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath morning at
10 o'ciock, and in the evening at o o ciock.
Sabbath School at 1 o'clock, P. M. Prayer
oeeting on the first Monday evening of each
couth? and on every Tuesday, Thursday and
friday evening, excepting the first week in
ach month;
Cdvinistic JpethodistKsv. Johj? Williams,
Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath evening at
3 and 6 o'clock. Sabbath School at If o'clock,
A. If.' Prayer meeting every Friday evening,
; 7 o'clock. Society every Tuesday evening
it 7 o'clock.
Ditciple Rev. W. Lloyd, Pastor. -Preach-ng
every Sabbath-morning at 10 o'clock. t
. Particular Baptists Key. David Jenkixs,
Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath evening at
I o'clock. Sabbath School at at 1 o'clock, P. M.
Catholic Rkv. mT J. Mitchell, Pastor.
Serricea erery Sabbath morning at 1$ o'clock
lid Vespers at 4 o'clock in the ening.
E0EXSI1URG MAILS.
MAILS ARRIVE.
Etsttrn, daily, at Hf o'clock, A. M.
Western, i Uj o'clock, A. M.
MAILS CLOSEv
Eastern, daily, at 8 o'clock, P. M.
Western, " rat 8 o'clock, P. M.
J"The mails from Butler,Indiana,Strong3
towa, &c., arrive on Thursday of each week,
: 5 o'clock, P. M.
Leave Ebensburg on Friday of each week,
it 5 A. M.
tThe mail 3 from Newman's Mills, Car-
ralltown, 4c, arrive on Monday, Wednesday
fcii Friday of each week, at .3 o'clock, P. M.
Leave Ebensburg on Tuesdays, Thursdays
Saturdays, at 7 o'clock, A. M.
RAILROAD SCHEDULE
CRESSON STATION.
ItV.i Bait. Express leaves at
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Fast Line
Phil a. Express
Mail Train
Emigrant Train
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hit Through Expre3S
M Fast Line
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Fast Mail
Through Accom.
COUNTY OFFICERS.
Judges of the Courts President, Hon. Geo.
"ijlor, Huntingdon; Associates, George W.
ti5'ey, Henry C. Devme.
Froihonotary Joseph M'Donald.
fitter and Recorder James Griffin. -
Sheriff John Buck.
DUtrict Attorney. Philip S. Noon.
County Commissioners Peter J. Little, Jno
Campbell, Edward Glass.
Treasurer Isaac Wike.
Poor House Directors George M'Cullough,
ueorrre- Delanv. Irwin Rutledfre.
Poor House Treasurer Georee C. K. Zahm.
. Awiitor William J. Williams, George C.
t Zahm, Franci3 Tierney.
County Surveyor. Henry Scanlan.
Coroner 'William Flattery.
Mercantile Appraiser Patrick Donahoe.
Sup't. of Common Schools J. F. Condon.
EBEXSBERG BOR. OFFICERS.
" AT LARGE.
Jutfir, n f the Peace David H. Roberts
'irrison Kinkead.
Burness A. A. Barker.
School Directors Abel Lloyd, Phil S. Noon,
Joshua D. Parrish, Hugh Jones, E. J. alms,
nd J. Jones. . . . ' .
EAST WARD.
Nonstable Thomas J. Davis.
Toicn Council J. Alexander Moore, Daniel
Evans, Richard R. Tibbott, Evan E. Evans,
William Clement. ...
fapcetors. Alexander Jones. D. O. Evans.
Judge of EUttion Richard Jones, Jr.
Auessor Thomas M. Jones.
Anistant Assessors David E. Evans, Wm.
Davis. . ;, ;
WEST WABD.
Vonslalle William Mills, Jr.
Jwn Council John Dougherty, George C.
Zahm, Isaac Crawford, Francis A. Shcre
James S. Todd.
wpectoTSG. W. Oatman; Roberts Evans.
yfye of Election Michael Hasson.
ysessor James Murray. : '
litan( Assessor .William Baraef , Dan
C.Zahm. . a
Btkct ffbitrji.
T2ie Puzzled Census Taker.
BY JOIIX O. 8AXE.
"Got any boys ?'the Marshal said,
To a lady from over the'Rhine ; ' .
And the lady shook her flaxen head,
And civilly answered "Nine!1'
"Got any girls ?" the Marshal said
To the lady from over the Rhine ;
And again the lady shook her head,
And civilly answered "Nine!"
"But some are dead?" the Marshal said-
To the lady from over the Rhine;
And again the lady shook her head,
And civilly answered "Nine!"
"Husband, of course?" the Marshal said
To the lady from over the Rhine;
And again she shook her flaxen head,
And civilly answered 11 Nine I"
"The d 1 you have 1" the Marshal said
To the lady froni over the Rhine ;
And again she,shook.her flaxen head,
And civilly answered "Nine!"
What do you mean by shaking your head,
And always answering "Ninef"
"Ich kcnn necht Englich;" civlly said
The lady from over the Rhine.
uNein," pronounced nine, is German for noJ
Soldiering.
WET TVEATHER.
A corrcsptfndeat of die Ciacinnati Com
mercial draws the following picture of
campaigning in Georgia:
For two weeks together, as 'the clock
runs, the rain has tallen UDon this armv
more or less generally more in quanti
ties about. as great as could descend thro'
the thick trees, and it will scarcely be
disputable at present that matters gener
ally are very moist. The extent to which
such a state of affairs is productive of
a - a . m
inconvenience ana downright nuisance.
every one who. has not actually experi
enced it will utterly fail to appreciate.
Let the reader look for a moment into a,
camp on a rainy day, and note what pre
sents itself. Lookjust a minute at the
teamsters' camp in the evening after a
day's march, when the wagons are parking
for the night. In a convenient tract of
open woods, the train of one corps, form
ing a line seven miles lone:, aud composed
of about six hundred and fifty wagon.",
will be massed with as much regularity as
possible. In one part of the woods three
or four huudred wagons have already dis
posed themselves in order, and the six
mule teams are tied around a tree or
elsewhere, while each individual mule of
them divides his spare time between kick
ing the remaining five, and braying his
own variations of the assinine symphony.
i one place a teamster, in attempting to
). "carry" one of his animals to water and
lead the remainder, is hustled by his un
ruly caravan under an overreaching limb
and suddenly deposited in the mire; in
another place, one is gathering savory
oak boughs, a part of which bespreads
before the team to lighten their pinched
rations, and with another part spreads for
' 1 H I. A 1 -f il. . "
nimseii a coucu. i. part oi uie wagons
have not yet come up, and are e till in the
midst of the troubles of a march. la a
profound slough at the bottom of a valley,
they are laboring through the mud, which
is nearly hub deep, when one of the ani
mals, weak from long starvation, is cast,
and the driver, after a nominal eflort to
restore him to hi3 feet, cuts him out of his
harness and drive3 over him if he can.
When ten wagons have passed over the
place, the wretched brute is half sub
merged, and soon disappears entirely. If
any part of the army swears, it is the
teamsters, and if any part is excusable for
it, it is they.
. In the camps of the soldiers, everything
is discomfort. The tired and bedraggled
soldier is often willing to satisfy his hun
ger with a bard cracker and a elice of raw
meat, rather than- lose any hours from
sleep to kindle a fire. Others are deter
mined.to be comfortable at all hazards,
and set about achieving that result with
much ingenuity. One cuts around the
base of a large tree, and, dividing the
bark into slips, strips it up, olten fifteen
or twenty feet, and, it it "slips" well, this
will yield him a very useful slab. Upon
this he measures off his owu stature, as
many times as it will contain it, and, lay
ing the pieces down with the outside up,
be stretches himself upon them, under his
"purp tent," and sleeps. : If the surface
of the bark 13 somewhat uneven, and not
of the nature of feathers, it is, neverthe
less, dry. Another, more intent still
on the comfort, nails a coffee mill to a
tree, or cracks the kernels in a cup with
the end of. his musket, collects a little
water from a reservoir where several regi
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, JULY
ments have already dipped, and proceeds
to make a cup of army co'ce If Is sur-
prising to those who may not have seen it,
wiuu, au auiuuut ui suuaiannai comiort tnc
soldier appears to extract from a pint of
the sorry beverage. Had aa iPis, it goes
tar to compensate for every discomfort
mat may Detail. Uespite all cfiort and
I ingenuity, the rain will overcome every
thing. Though the soldier may have
elevated himself above the surface of the
grouudby a contrivance of forked sticks
and poles, still, wherever a leaf touches
the canvass, there the water will distill
through in gentle drops upon him, arlU he
awakes in t'ae morning to find himself as
damp as the night before. With nothing
but a bayonet to construct a ditch about
his tent, a sudden flood of water will break
over the slight barrier, and spread itself
cozy and sootning all through his solitary
Diannec, togetner witn so many haversacks
of hard tack as may unluckily have been
lett upon the ground: nor does the influ
L -f : -n .. . . V .
ecce ot capiuary attraction tend in any
degree to keep his blouse dry. . A tired
soldier, who has lost his tent in battle, or
is otherwise without it, will throw himself
upon the ground at midnight, and may
be seen the next morning, sleeping sound
ly, while a little purli&g stream frisks
through his curling beard, and thence
washes the entire coast, through the
lapidated shoes, and thence issuing out
through a convenient opening at the
toe.
But then the marching the next day
alter tne rain, wnen ten tnousand men
have already passed over the road ! Evil
be upon the head of. the maker of army
shoes, who forgot to make them boots. '
.out to enumerate an tne vexations 01 a
rainy day might induce the belief that tho
soldier's life is always tristaud damn.
Xot so ; it is a happy one, if there is such
to be found. ery soon the sun apoears,.!
the mud is assuaged, the days ot watery
memory are quickly forgotten, the. sol-1
dier's face beams again with smiles, and
iie !weara uu iur lor uuuuy uuurs. J
'.-LIFE IN THE trenches. : i .. -.
V nrrASnmi.nt nf .tho. PMlnrWnhln
1
the following description of
llie in Hie trencues i
n , i , . , - i
liumbodt once said that the most ex-
tmu int. mail uuu vuuiu iiuu yyuuiu uu i
- -ti i i n i.
tocros3 lrom peat to peak ot the Alps on
a corde ciosittjuie, and keep it ud from day
to day. That, indeed, would be a danger
ous mode of Hie, buc I question whether
it would be more exciting than that which
i3 every day , experienced by our gallant
boys in the lifle-tits. They take, their
osition in the . uaikness of tqft
when the keen eye ox the rel.cl cannot
pierce . through the mists between the
incs. The enemy raise their heads
above their works, but they can see noth
ing, save the occasional sound of a dis
charged rifle. Our men reer over the
bf east works, but cannot see a living thing.
fill 9 , m . - '
ms is tnc nour lor stationing men m
tho trenches. Both rebels and Federals,
covered by the thick darkness that veils
them, are, for the moment, comparatively
ji ieuujy nut vi uicir own wisn, out maue
so by the interposition ol JSature. Silent
ly and cautiously our men move down to
their positions j each one is stationed
where i he -judgment of his commanding
officer sees properto place him, and he
accordingly at once makes himsel fat home.
The hole, perhaps, i3 noIarge enough to
comfortably accommodate him. Taking
out Ills cooking utensils, he begins with
his spoon to loosen the earth around, his
body, and thcu with his stew-pan he shov-r
els it out," and throws it upon the top of
his brcaslwoik. lie works out for him
self a friendly orifice to screen him from
any desultory shell that might wish to
disturb his new home. This he excavates
at a declining angle of forty-five degrees ;
when this is finished the officers give. him
his order, and all are commanded to do
their duty. 3i7ery one is in his position,
and now he is left all alone. A thick
ridge of earth, running at right angles to
the breastwork, forbids a glanca at his
neighbor, but ho can talk, aud be heard j
with distinctness. He expects a hot day,
and accordingly, raises above his head a
small sheet of shelter-tent for protection ;
the gray dawn of early morning has given
the enemy "a sight, and a bullet whis
tles near his head, reminding him that he
must beware of exposure. . "Working with
more cautiousness, he arranges his bhade
cover, and is glorying in hi3 constructive
ability, from the exercise of which he
expects some little comfort, when another
bullet, with terrible precision, cuts the
cord which bound the tent to its .stake,
and it falls to the earth.- That was a
plunge shot, and he knows that one of
those deadly sharpshooters is watching his
movements from the cover of some near
tree.
To more fully impress his mind, of I
this supposition, ho raises his cap gently (
aDOVO tne wort : iu a second 01 time a
I bullet from the samp dir?ofinn striking it
send3 it spinning on its axis. Day has
now been ushered in, and it behooves him
to Deware ot his situation, and not expose
hiu'iself to the unerring aim of the enemy's
ri2e. Tho sun pour3 down with the most
deadly heat. Sail, he
cannot move; he
must lie watching his opportunity; as best
ne can, to lessen the number of his coun
try's foe3.' Soon he summons up -his cour
age, which the sun, more than the enemy,
had well nigh driven from him, and
he creeps toward the opening of his rifle
pit. Then comes .an event which, in one
case at least, actually occurred. lie espies
a rebel cautiously pushing his way lrom
tree to tree; his movements betray his
purpose, which "3 to ascend a tall pine
that commands a measured view of our lines,
lie gains the tree, and upon the oppo
site side he proceeds cautiously to raise
himself. Just as he reaches a cross-bough
of the 2)ine, and is about to move out upon
it, the UniQu boy sees his exposure, and
his only opportunity to tako advantage,
pulis his trigger, and the gaunt rebel falls
headlong from that limb dead upon the
until the shades of night give opportunity
o " "-'vn. O.JLUU tucic iaya vuai uuuv
lor its removal. Toward that point at
dusk are aimed a score of rifles, and at
different hours throughout the night vol
levs are fired in its direction. Perhaps
tne mornm
. . ... .
light will reveal the dead
bodies of
a score
ot rebels who had at-
tempted to "brinsr in" the form ot their
departed comrade. So goe3 the days, so
o
the nishts. of those in trenches: a life
full of danger, and crowded with inei
dents. r-
t mom
A Bad Old Predicament.
I Once nn.-m a time, in f.Tio vilLicrfi nf TV.
State of Massachusetts, lived a handsome
youns maiden of seventeen, whom wo will
call i'annv Ji . and Georjro Y was
her." accepted lover. The course of true
love ran smooth, and in due ptoccss of
"me me .iwain were made one Dy t&e
Dcocdiction ot the church
I fill -11
. J-uey were marrieu eariy one summer s
1 , flml far)T,;v tnrrpth ' tn (hKmtf'A nf thn
wp. , tmr. A vnnnr hrfhoi. nf thn
j rr v o o
bride, a most mischievous rascal, accom
i
puuicu iiicin us ruuiusiuan
.Heboid the party
arrived at the" Gait
House. Philadelphia
While George was
dutifully attending to the comforts of his.
young wife,, the brother, in the perfor
mance ot Ins duties aa groomsman, -went
to the office mt the hotel to enter the names
and select appropriate apartments. : Pen
in hand, a brilliant idea struck him, and
in pursuance therewith he registered the
naine3 thus : . ' j ;.-t.
JIlS FaXNT L . '
Ceokge Y
Fannv, being somewhat fatigued with
travel, retired eany,
George smoked his cigar for an hour or
two, and dreamed of his bachelorhood, we
uppo.se. l'inally, ho requested to be
shown to his apartment. An obsequious
waiter, with candle in lymd, attended
him. - . .,)' :. .
"With the lady , who came with me,"
said George. - - -:
. The waiter smiled, hesitated, and then
disappeared, returning shortly with an
exquisitely dressed clerac. . :: ..
"1 desire to be shown to the apartment
occupied by the lady ho arrived here
with me," repeated George, blushing to
tho tips of his cars.
Ihe clerk smiled, and shook Ii 13 head,
as though in pity of the young inan'3 ig
norance. ' ' ' :
4It will not do,
sir.
he said ;
fyou
have mistaken the house.
Such
things
arc uui uuuncu nut, en.
"Will not do I stammered out the as
tonished bridegoom ; "why, I only want
to go to" bed." ' "
"That you may certainly do in your
own room, sir, but not in the lady's apart
ment, sir." .
"The ladvs apartment! Why, the
lady is' my wife
The clerk bowed ironically. "All very
fine, sir, but I cau't see it, sir. Hero is
the entry, sir.
George looked at the register, and there
was the eutry, sure enough : .' -
"Miss Fanny L ."
"George Y -" r '
He saw the whole eecret at a glance.
He protested and entreated but it was
no use. He called on James to set the
matter right, but James was nowhere to
be found. The bystanders laughed, and
the clerk was inexorable; and the poor
fellow was forced into his solitary cham
ber, to pass his bridal, night "in unmitiga-
ted wretchedness, it is 10 oe presumed
he did not lail to invoke dire curses on
to invoke dire curses
the' whole class of "respectable hotels,"
whilo younger brothers havo beca his cs-
peciai aoominauou ever biucc.
, .. ..
28, 1864.
Wliy I Han Aray.
Donald Lean and mystlf wero good
friends at fourteen years of age, and we
both regarded with little more than friend
ship pretty Helen Graham, our oldest girl
at school. vc romped and danced to
gcthcr, and this lasted for such a' length
of time that it is with feeliiiirs of bewil
derment that I look back upon the mys
tery 01 two lovers continuiug fnends.-
Iut the time was to come when jeiJousy
lit the spark in my bosomx and blew it
into a consuming name.
V ell do I remember how and when the
green-eyed monster perpetrated this in
cendiary deed. It was on' a cold October
evening, when Helen, Donald and myself
were returning with our parents from
neighboring hamlet. As we approached a
lord, wnere the water ran somewhat high
er than ankle deep, we prepared to carry
Helen across, a3 we were accustomed to.
with hands interwoven "chair fashion
and thus we carried our pretty, passenger
over tne brook.
Just a3 we were in the middle of the
water, (which was cold enough to have
frozen anything like feeling out of boys
less hardy than ourselves) a faint pang of
jealousy nipped my heart. W hy it waa 1
know not, for we had carried Helen across
the brock ere nor without emotion, but
this evening I thought or; fancied that
Helen gave Donald an undue preference
by casting her ami around his neck,
while she steadied herself on my side by
holding the cuff of my jacket.
Xo flame can burn so quick or with so
iituo luei 33 jealousy. Ucrore we had
reached the opposite bank I had wished
l'onala at the bottom of the sea. Being
naturally impetuous, I burst out with
"You need nahaudsae gingerly, Helen,
as if ye feared a fa'. I can carry ye light
er than Donald can carry o ye." m '
Surprised at tha vehemence of my ione,
our queen interposed with an admission
that, we were both strong, .and that she
had no" idea of Eparing my power. .But
Donald's Ere was kindled, and he utterly
denied that I, was at all qualified fo com
pete with him in feats of physical courage.
On such topics boys are generally emulous,
and by the time we reached the opposite
bank it was settled "that the point should
be determined by our singly boating Hel
en across the ford in our arms.
Helen was to determine wfio carried
her mos'c easily, and I settled with myself
privately in advance that the one who ob
tained the preference would really be,the
person who stood highesiin her affections.
The reflection stimulated rao to exert
every effort.' and I Verily believe to this
day that I could have carried Donald and
Helen on either arm like-feathers. But
I must not anticipate. , .
e suffered the rest of the party to pass
quietly along, and then returned to Helen.
AVith the utmost care I carried her .like
an infant o the middle of the water.
Jealousy had inspired a warmer love, and
it was with lechngs unknown before that.
embraced her .beautiful form, and felt
the pressure of her cheek against mine.
VII went swimmingly, or rather wadmgly,
for a minute. "But alas! . in the very
deepest part of the ford I trod on a treach-
erou3 bit ot wood wuich rested, I suppose,
on a siaooLii stone. Uvcr l rolled, bear
ing Hplen with me, nor did we rise till
fairly soaked from head to foote "
1 need not describe the taunts of Don
ald, or the accusing silence of. nclcn.;
Both believed that I had fallen from mere
weakness and my rival demonstrated lu3
superior ability, bearing her in his arms
a long distance on our homeward path. -As
we approached her home, Helen, feel
ing dry and better humored, attempted to
reconcile .me. But I preserved a inoodyj
silence. . I was mortified beyond redress.
, That night I packed up a few things
and ran away. My boj'ish mind, sensi
tive and irritated, exaggerated the nega
tion which it had received, and prompted
me to better results than geuerally attend
such irregularities. I went to Edinburg,
where I found an uncle, a kind-hearted,
childless mm, whe gladly gave me a place
in his house,: and employed me in his
business.'. Wealth flowed in upon'hita.
I became his partner wcut abroad re
sided four yeari on the continent, and
finally returned to Scotland rich, educated,
and,' in short, everything but married.
One evening, while at a ball iu Glasgow,
my attention was taken by a lady of un
pretending appearance, but whose remark
able beauty and high-toned expression
indicated a mind of extraordinary power.
I was introduced, but Scottish names had
long been unfamiliar to my car, and I
could not catch hers. It waa Helen some
thing; and there was something in the
face, too, that seemed familiar something
suggestive of pleasure aud pain.
We became well acquainted that even
ing. I learned without difficulty her his
tory. She was frora the country, had been
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well educated, her parents had lost, their
property, and she was now acting as gov
erness in a family of the city, ----
I was fascinated with her conversation,
and was continually reminded by her graco
.-.nureiinement ot manner tbatshewas capa
ble of moving with distinguished success
in a fur higher sphere than that. which
fortune seemed to have allotted her." I
was naturally not talkative, nor prone to
confidence; but there was' that in this
young lady which inspired both, and,I
conversed with her as I had never beforo
conversed with any lady. Her ques
tions about the various countries with
which I was familiar indicated a remarka
ble knowledge of iiter.-iture, and she pos
sessed a large store of useful information.
We progressed in intimacy, and as our
conversation turned upon the causes which
induced so many to leave their native land,
I laughingly remarked that I owed my
own travels to falling with a pretty girl
while crossing a ford. -
I had hardly spoken these words ero
the blood mounted to her-face, and wa
succeeded by a remarkable paleness, I
attributed it to the heat; of the room,
laughed, and, at her request, proceeded to
relate my ford adventure , with Helen
Graham, painting in glowing colors tho
amiability of my love. -
Her mirth during the rental became
irrepressible. ; At the conclusion she re
marked ..
"Mr. Tioberts, h it possible tlfat'you
have forgotten nic V . ; ; .
. I gazed an instant, remembered, and
was dumfounded. Tiie lady with whom
I had th U3 become acquainted was Helca
Graham herself. .
I hate, and so do you, reader, to need
lessly prolong a story. We were soon
married, and Helen and I made our bridal ,
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iour to ite 01a piacc. is wo approaches
who seemed , to be a
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better sort of laborer or perhaps a small
farmer, by inquiring some particulars1
relating to the neighborhood". lie an
swered well enough, and T was nhnnt t.
give him a sixpence, when Ilelen stayed "my
nand, and cried ot,.in the old style
- "Hey, Donald, man, dinna've ken vbnr
old freens?"-: .c. r'. "...75
The man looked'lin in astoniahmont.
It was Donald Lean. IIs amazement at
our ' appearance was heightened by. its
style; and it was with the greatest diffi-;
culty that we could induce him to enter
our carnase. and answer .our numerous
queries as to our friends. ? . " -,
l'iiierent men start m Inc in different
ways. 1 believe tnat mine, however, fa
the only instanco on record of a gyntlc
man who Owes wealth and happiness to
rolling over with a pretty girl in a stream"
of water. 1 . . ; - .
Arleruus Ward Redlvivus.'
I return to the Atlantic States after a'.
absence of six months, & What State dol.
hnd the country in Why, I don't know,"
what State I find it in. Suffice it to sy
thai I -do not find it in the State of New
Jersey.' '-' - 1 ' a)
1 find some things that is cheerin, par-;
tie'ly the resolve on the part of the wimint
of America to stop wearin' forrin soods.
I never meddle with my wife's things;'
she may wear muslin from Greenland's'
icy mountains, and bornbazcen from Injy'si
coral strand?, if,she wants to, but' I am"
glad to state, that that superior woman,
has peeled off .all her furrin clothes and
jumpt into fabrics of domestic manufac
tur. - ' ' . -.A
But, says some folks, if you stop impor-;
tin' things you stop the Revenoo. That's j
all right. We can stand it if the Bcvenoo
can.. On tlic same principle young me'n
should continer to get drunk on French4
brandy and to make their livers as dry as
a corn-cob with Cuby cigars, because 4'
sooth if they don't it will hurt the Beve-j
noo. This talk -bout, tho Ptevenoo is all,
bosh,' boshy. One thing is tol'bly certain1
if we don't send gold out of the coun- '
try we shall have the consolation' of !
knowing that it is in the country. ,' So If
say great credit is doo the wimen for this
patriotic move and to tell the trooth, the
wimen generally know what they're about.
Of all the blcssens they're the soothinist.
If the'd never bin any wimen, where'd I
my children be to-day. ' .r . .rr
But I hope this move will lead to other.,
moves that are just as much needeJ, ono
of which is general and therrer curtain-'
ment of cxpeuscs all around. The fact Is,
we are gettin' tcr'bly extravagant & onless
wepaws in our mad career, in less than .
two years the goddess ot liberty will-be
seen dodgin into a Pawn Broker's, shop,
with the other gown done up in a bundle,
even if she don't have to Spout the gold
stars in her head-band. Let us all taka j
hold jintly, and live and dress centsibiy, x
like our forefathers, who know'd morea
we uo,ai tuey want quite bo uoqcbs.
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