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j'lCS,'S,8SIXSO!V 1 EDITORS.
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I WOULD RATIIER. BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. II ex by Clay.
IS2.00 IX ADVANCE.
VOLUME 9.
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1809.
NUMBER 41.
t-.TM. 31. JONES, Notary Public.
Ehenshurg, Pa. I'r. -'9.
TlIAm'kITTEI.L, At t, rccy at
' Lw. F.bensbuiy, Pa.
August 13, 1808.
TOIIX FENLON, Attorney ut Law,
' Ehcnsburg, Pa.
117 Oi':ice on High street. ""gl3
EOlUiE M. UEADE, Attorney at
JT Lsn", Tbonsburg, Pa.
ly O.Tlce in Cf.lnv.ji.iJr Row. auglS
TTILLT AMTrSi:o II LEU, A ! tor-
i V ncv r.t T,:w, F.bn?lu!, Fa.
j- Office ir. Color nad Row. tingCO
O TEMA1c Kl l" A " A TM AaTa 1 1 or-
. tm vs at Law, Ebensburjr, Pa.
y -'. enV.r ' rntioft paid to' collections.
- p; ", uii High street, west ot the Pi-
! TOliNSlOX & SCAN LA N, Attorneys
7 nt Law, Ebensbnrg, Pa.
:fr Or.e opposite the Court II oust-.
1 P. .. J i:-. TON. augl3 J. E . EC AN I. AN.
: TAMES 0. EASLY, Attorney at Law,
3 5 .. ....
t arrontown, lii!u.riA county, i a.
r Architectural Drawings and Spccifi
...li u.s mud-.-. Iag'3
7 J. WATEPS; Justice of the Peace
A Jo arid Scrivet r.
;7- nilieo :iujoiaing due iling, on 11 igh st.,
:bc-n..bnrr. Pa. K-Cm.
A. LOI'Kt-lN,
.f'l.'.ii.'tavit .
T. V.-. DICK,
I'JjtnsLurg.
TOI'ELIN & DICK. Atrorucjs ut
' Liiw. Ebtnsburp, P.i.
f J.;;Y" Ofice in Colonnde ltow, with u:i.
: Kiltell, Kmi. Lct. 'z.
'"ij'OSEPil i-. STKAYj: II, Justice "f
fi the IVnre. Job r.stnwn. Pa.
f-J" 'f'.U-e n Marhet street, corner of Lo
( .'.net cxPt.i! ( and one door tmitli of
t . !:.:c rJIice of Wr.i. M'Kee. auglS
'"O PEYEIIEAFX, M. P., Phy.-ieian
X and S.irsreon, iumtnit, Pa.
V Oil ice ruftnf 5liiiis:oii 1 1 o u -c, on Ra il
r . i . tiict. Night calls promptly att i:lp J
I ., ;. 1.;- :,. . " ' aujr!3
5 pe wrrr zeu;lee
: ' Oii'ci-s hi? jr. jVpsional s r 'ire? tu the
' . .:' -.-as uf Ebeubtjr rr;d vicin'ty. H j vv j 1 1
I !-.!.eusbui- the s-ocou 1 Tuesday of each
1 to remain one .week.
extracted, u-,iffjil fain, with Xi'.rou.i
'luDit.i .n the '"Mountain llonse,"
! .' oc t. au!3
i U The undersigned, Craduatc of tho Iial
1 ..ore Coile rc of Ptntal Surgery, respectfully
"its his professional services to the citizens
."' L'.ii'.'v.sbi:r.L'. He ha." "pared no means to
ilioroughly aeiptaint himsclt wita every im-
rov-finent in his art. To niii;v yerrs of per
r ma I experience, he 1ms soughl to add the
i'.-.partcd experience of the highest Authorities
i !:o:it:il Stimce. He simply asks that au
: Tt-initv .;::iv be given for his work to
s.- own rir.ii 'e.
'AM I'LL PELPORD, D. D. S.
: '.Vili beat Ebcnsl'jri on the fourth
" s ! iv ;f p.-u-h m on th, to siay ci.e v.- rk.
i LOYP & CO., tianL.rs
j j Enr.xsnr . Pa.
:. ,. (b)! L Silver, Government Loans and
. JVeuritlos bought er.d sold. Interest
.: vol on Ti;i!; Deposits. Collections iro. Ie
. ;oi : -o i..-. il.'.e points in the United Statc3,
a fic:.vrnl L inking Easiness tiansarted.
.11-! ! -'
.'!. LLOYD ec Co , Bunkers
Altoona, Pa.
-, Tr.:f or. the principal cities, and Silver
j "' ,: ; t,,r s:i!c-. Collections made. Mon-
. r-f-.-.v 1 :i deposit, payable on demand,
j .::! .1 iiitc-rti, Pi" upon time, with i 11 tore? t
I ' t.lr r.Oi f. aug!3
Trv. niT NATIONAL PAN
1 iv-
Of Joi: N'STOW.S, PjISNA.
1 7 : d-iti, '
CO, ( 00 00
I 00. (.00 00
I , "' 1 ':y and sell lab... ". and Foreign Drafts,
I '. i silver, and a., classes of (lovern-
'"-! si-curities ; make collections nt home
..!..-.. -J : rvweive deposits; loan money,
fe.. , a .enpr.Ti Rankincr business. All
entrusted to us will receive prompt
''- :.;i.;ti and care, at moderate prices. Give
a trUil.
Directors :
' .1. Mt unriT,, I.Io'.im DiDF.nT,
'.t' K.'.ftMAN, l.lACon Lr.Vtrc.nr.D,
M. 1'iMpr.nt.. '.Iivrs McVn 1 w
1 '-I'.;.!:,.;: Fpitz, I
DANIEL J. J.ORRELL, rresider.t.
o- .1. Roukuts, C'izlur. scp31y
:'. i.T.ovn, rrtSt. john i.i.oyd, Cashier.
;;U-f NATIONAL HANK
OPALTOOXA.
GO VL'JiXMKXT A CJiXCV,
AND
--!'. NATE I) DEPOSIT(RY OF THE UNI
TED STATES.
ic. rr!f.r Virginia and Annie sts., North
T' A'tooa:!, Pa.
: r:,:.:tz:;: C.m-itl $.".. o.OCO 00
"' ' O'iTAI. l'AIU IS 150,000 00
....
f;
; : "::"fs? pertaining to Lankmg cone on
r:'-'" t( rms.
r:. -i 1 p.ovinue Stamp? of all denomina-
' ''"'"ay s on hand.
e ' l'-''i'e'ii.:?cT3 of Stampc, percentage, in
'v v.-ill he allowed, as follows: $50 to
V'1'- - ; fr com.; 0C to 200, 3 per cent.;
' ;o.'l upwards, 4 percent. auglii
A ;i a m ilaine77w
v. Edknsecikj, Pa.
r.-V'V' :':jr' liatv.pooinjr, ind llair-dressing
''." 1:1 !'!'' '"'--t iutinic stvle.
" - '-a.. 10;. directly opposite the "Moun-
'"' 1,0 uut'13
V-YHoxAIi SOA1' AND CANDLE
MANLTAOTOUV,
rv7':lsk' tinier in Soap, Ca
i ilaiN st .lonv.c
"I
ndles, Groce-
fcai.s sr., JOHNSTOWN PA
pricx.
Wordly Wise
It was the boatman Ronsalce,
And he sailed through the mists so white;
And two little ladies sat at his knee,
V.'ith their two little Leads so bright ;
And so they sailed and sailed all three
On the golden coast o' the night.
Young Ronsalee had a handsome face,
And his great beard made hini brown ;
And the two little ladies, in girlish grace,
They kept tht'r ) voids down
The one in her silken veil of lace,
And the one in her woolsey gown.
For one little Ia.3y lived in the wood,
Like a flower itiut luues fVo;n the day ;
Her came was Jenny they called her the
good
AmFthe name o' the other was Hay,
And he.r palace windows looked on the flood,
"Where it softly sailed away.
Long time the balance even stood
"With our Ronsalee that day ;
Rat what was a little house in the wood
To a pulace grand and gray ?
!so he .ive his heart to Jenny, the good,
And his hand he gave to May.
THE OYSTEBIGUS ViSDOW.
D urine
tlie
summ:
:r of 1814. the Brit-
irh h:ii not only laid claim to all that ror
tit U ' the tl;trict ul' Maine Iyin east of
the iViJL-h.scot, but Atlniii:;! (j ljjl'jtli an J
Mr .Joiiii rjierurooxe, tne latter tnen be-
ing the ( ? ovi-rnor of Nova Scotia, had been
Hrnt away v.'ith a heavy force to hike j !
tvtt'lcu, and ceeujiy iho town of (;.-i-;i:iu".
w
iCll pi
Penobscot river. .Shortly before the ar
rival i f the Enliffh squadron, Commodore
Samuel Tucker had been .sent around to
to Penobscot Eny to protect the American
fvastors, and while the Pritish sailed up
Castinc, he Lt at Tjioma.sl m.
It was a schooner that the Commodore
eemmauded, but she was a heavy cne, well
armc'ii ana nianne.i ; and tr.:
t sue carried
the true
yaukeo '"init'
UOCKS,
the enemy had recoived from them rather
too many proofs. . On thw morning of the
Sti of August, a messenger was sent
down from Peh'.tst with the intelligence
thrit the Pritish i'rigate was coaiius from
Cu::tine to take him. Tucker knew that
the. i'rltl.-h ii'orod him. na -l- tlmt Sir
s'l.- Juiiu Sneibicvkc Lad oli'ered :i lirri
amount iT his capture. YVhea the Coui
movlore received ths iutelliircnce, his ve?
sel was lying at one of the low wharves
where he would have to wait two
two hours for the tide to set him off, but
lie hastened to have cvervtmns prepared
pn
l to -ret her iY :i
as soon a;; po.-
sibie, for 1
4.
had
no desire to moot the fri 'ate.
The schooner's keel was just cleared
from the mud. and one of the men had
been scut upon the wharf to cast elf the
bowline, when a wagon drawn by one
hor;-e came rattling down to the shore.
The driver, a rough looking countryman,
got nut upon the wharf, and then assisted
a middle-aged woman from the vehicle.
The lady's lirst inquiry was for Commo
dore Tucker. He was pointed out to her,
and she stepped upon tne schooner's deck,
and approached him.
'Commodore." she asked, "when do you
sail from here ?"
'Wo'Sail right off, as soon a.? possible,
madam."
"Oh, then I know 30U will be kind to
1110," urged the lady, i:i persuasive tones.
"My poor husband died yesterday, and
I wish to c.nry his corpse to AYicassot,
vivrf wo ! 'in" anil woer.i :v, parents
will take care of it.
"Put, my good woman
Wic-isset."
I shan't go
to
"if you will only land n:c at the mouth
cf the Sheepscct, I will ask no more. I
can easily find a boat there to take me up."
"Where is the body?" asked Tucker.
"In the wagon." returned the lady, at
the s.ime time raising the corner of he:
shawl to wipe away the gathering tears.
"I have a sum nf money with me, and you
shall be paid for the trouble."
"Tut, tut, woman : if 1 accommodate
! you there won't be any pay about it."
i. lie kind-hearted old Cummod .re was
not the man to refuse a favor, and though
he liked not the bother of taking the
woman and her strange accompaniment on
board, yet he could not refuse. When
she thanked him with many tears in her
eyes.
Some of the men were sent upon the
w harf to bring the body on board. A
long buffalo robe was lilted off by the man
who drove the wagon, and beneath it ap-
pearcd a neat black couin. Some
were passed by the seamen a
wcre putting the coffin on board.
v.-orus
wh
went to show how plainly the affair did
not exactly suit them. It may have been
but, r.rciudice on their part, but then sca-
.....t:l.,-.iibl Li Tiroimlif. .1 nnci in n vliilf
when we consider the many stern realities
they have to encounter.
-Hush, my jrood men," ssid the Com-
11. I i 1 1 W . . . . t J v . - ... ...-.-w.
modore, :i3 he heard their mumurcd re
monstrances, "fcuppose you were to tuo
away from home would you not wish that
your last remains liitguL u caiiiou iu juui
poor parents
Come, hurr
now,
The men said no more and ere long the
colli ri wt.s planed in the bald, and the wo
man was shown to the cabin. Inlessthan
half an hour the schooner was cleared from
the wharf, and standing out. from the bay.
The wind was light from the eastward, but
Tucker Ijad no fear of the frigate, now
that he was once out of the bay.
la the evening the lady passenger
came on deck, and the Commodore as
sured her that he should be able to land
her early the next morning. She expres
sed her gratitude and satisfaction, and re
marked that before she retired she would
like to see that her husband's corpse was
safe. This was of course granted, and one
of the men lifted off the hatch that she
might go down into the hold.
"I declare," muttered Daniel Carter, an
old sailor, who wa.s standing at the wheel,
;'sho takes on. xlralfullv."- ,
'; Yes, poor thing," said Tucker, as he
heard her sobs and groans.
'D'ye notice what'n eye she's got?"
continued Carter.
"No," said Tucker, "only 'twas swollen
with tears."
"31' eyes but they shone, though, when
she stood looking there at the compass!"
Tucker smiled at the man's quaint ear
nestness, and w ithout further remark went
i . i
uown to tnc cabin.
Yrhen the woman came up from the
hold, she looked about the deei of the
schooner for a few momei.ts, and then went
aft. There was something in her counte
nance that puzzled Carter, lie had been
one of those who objected to the couin be
ing brought on board, and hence he was
not predisposed to look very favorably on
its owner. The woman's eye ran over the
schooner's deck with a strange quickness,
and Carter eyed her sharply. Sor n she
went f - the tafTrnil and, looked ever at tl:o
sKm ! .1. :in. then she came atui tood
by the binnacle again.
"Look out, or you'll jibe the boom,"
uttered the passenger.
"Thank'ee, ma'am," said Dan. "Ila.
hold on why, bless my soul, there's a big
spider on your hair oh, not there here.
Pil -ugh !"
This ejaculation Dan made as lie seemed
to pull something from the woman',- hair,
which he threw upon the deck with the
"ugh !" above mentioned.
Shortly after, the passenger went below,
and ere long Tucker came on deck.
'Commodore," said Carter, with a re
markable degree of earnestness in his
manner, "i; the ole 'oman turned in V
"I rather think to,'
said Tucker, look-
nig at iiie compass. "L
ok out, Carter !
southwid of 3'our course."
Carter started, and found that the main
sail was shivcrintr. lie
ave the helm a
couple
of spokes a port, and then cast I113
eyes again upon the woman, whose fea
tures were ligiited by the binnacle lamp.
"Plow me, so I am," said the man,
bringing th" helm sharply aport ; "but,
say, didn't ye notice anythjng peculiar
about that of ! :an '"
"Why, Ddo, vou seem greatly intercst
ed about her."
"So I am, Commodore, and so I
about the coffin, too. Wouldn't it
am
be
well for you and I to overhaul it ?"
"Pshaw, you are as scared as a child iu
a graveyard."
"No, net a bit. Just hark a bit.
That 'oman ain't no 'oman."
The Commodore pronounced the name
of his Satanic Majesty in the most emphat
ic manner.
"Its the trutn, Commodore I
can
swear to it.
I purtended there was a
hair, am rubbed my hand
sn
er on
her
agin her face. Py Sam Hyde, if it wasn't
as rough and bearded as a holystone.
You see, as how she told me I'd let the
boom jibe if I didn't look out. I know'd
there was no 'oman there, and so I tried
hor. Call somebody to the wheel, and
let's go and look at the colli n."
The Commodore was wonder-struck by
what ho had heard, but, what he was, he
sat coolly to thinking. In a few min
utes li3 called one of the men aft to re
lieve Carter, and then he went down to
look after his passenger. The latter had
turned in, and seemed to be sleeping.
Tucker returned and took Carter to one
c,',lo
"No noise now, Carter ; follow mo as
though nothing had happened."
-Sartin."
The two approached the main hatch
and stooped to raise it. when Dan's
hand touched a small ball that seemed to
have been pinned up under the after
break of the hatch.
"It's a ball of twine," said he.
"Don't touch it, but run and get a lan
tern," replied Tucker.
Carter sprang to obey, and when he re
turned, a number of men had gathered
about the ?pt. The hatch was, riisel,
and (he Coioioodere carefully pukvi up
the ball of twine, and found that il v..;:,
made fast to something below. He de-
scended to the hold, and there he found
that the twine ran in between the lid of
i !.- r.fnn I Tp. had P.O (loT.l.t 71 lllS m.ud
. ' ' ... ... - -
; now that there was some mischief boxed
un below, and he sent Carter for rome-
! thin-that might answer for a screw-driver.
Tim returned with a Stout kllift-
and the Commodore Ect to work. He
the
worked very carefully, however, at
the
! same time keeping
a
bright lookout for
the string.
At length the screws were out and the
lid carefully lifted from its place.
"Great God in heaven !" burst from the
lips of the Commodore.
"Py Sam Hyde !" dropped like a thun
derclap from the tongue of youner Dan.
"God bless you, Dan I" said the Com
modore. "I caoic'd it r uttered Dan.
The two men stood for a moment and
gazed into the coffin. There was no dead
man there, but in place thereof there was
material for the death of a score. The
cofun was filled with gunpowder and pitch
wood. Upon a light framework in the
center were arranged four pistols, all
cocked, and the string entering the coffin
from without communicated with the trig
ger of each.
The first movement of the Commodore
was tcall for water, and when it was
bru-ugjn'ia dashed Ttliree or four buckets'
fud into the infernal contrlvanon. and then
he breathed more freely.
"No, no," he uttered, as he leaped from
tie hold. "No, no my men. Do noth
ing rashly. Let mo go into the cabin
'first. YTou may follow me."
Commodore Tucker strode into the cab
in, walked up to the bunk where his pas
senger lay, and grasping hold of the female
dress, he dragged its wearer upon the floor.
There was a sharp res'stance, and the pas
senger drew a pistol, but it was quickly
knocked away the gown wa,s torn off, and
a man came forth from the remnants of
calico and linen.
The feiiow was assured that his whole
plot had been discovered. At length he
owned that it had been his plan to turn
out in the course cf the night, and get
hold cf the ball of twine, 'which he had
left in a convenient place. He then in
tended to have gone aft, carefully un
winding the string as he went along; then
to have got into the boat, cut the falls,
and when the boat fell into the water, he
would have pulled smartly upon the twine.
"And I think you know," he continued
with a wicked look, "what would have fol
lowed. 1 shouldn't have been noticed
in
the fuss Id have got out of the
way
with the boat, and vou'd all have been in
the next world in short order. And all I
can stay is that I'm sorry I didn't do it."
It was with difiiculty the Commodore
prevented his men killing the vilain on
the spot. He proved to be one of the en
emy's officers, and he was to have a heavy
reward if he succeeded in destroying the
Commodore and his crew.
The prisoner was carried on deck and
lashee1 to the main rigging, where he was
" to- ;.v"rioi n-fi th? ve-.rl cot into
port. V hat a noma aeuui Liac vm...
inent for us," said Carter. "Yes, he did,"
said Tucker, with a shudder. He be
longs to the same gang that's been robbiu'
aud burnin' the poor folks' houses on the
Eastern coast," said one of the men. "Yes,
said the Commodore, v.'ith a nervous
twitch of the muscles about his mouth.
A bit tor curse from the prisoner here
broke upon the air, and with a clutched
fist the Commodore went below.
In the morning, when Tucker came on
Sii.ttt.1i t" c; m K-trhf. nr.rin
the star-
board bow, bat when he looked for
prisoner, he was gone.
the
"Carter, where's the villain
I lashed
here last night ?"
"I'm sure I don't know where he is,
Commodore. Perhaps he jumped over
board." The eld Commodore looked sternly in
Carter's eyes, and he saw a twinkle of sat
isfaction gleaming there. He hesitated a
moment then he turned away, and mut
tered to himself,
"Well, well I can't blame them. If
the murderous villain's gone to death, he's
only met a fate which he richly deserved.
Petter far be it for him than that my
noble crew were all iu the ocean's cold
erave."
A Companion of TTasIilngton.
The Sa iters' Magazine contains the fol
lowing interesting item: Captain John
Webster, who has reached the advanced
age of 101 years, whs born in Dublin in
17C3, and came to this country in 1793.
Soon after his arrival he was apprenticed
in Georgetown to -the- firm-of-Noble &
Crabtroe, shipowners and chandlers. After
serving his time he became captain of a
vessel, and followed the sea for seventy
five years. He was a schoolmate of both
John and Charles Wesley, and their friend
for years; is a strict follower of Wesley
still, and speaks of him with the greatest
affection. Having some business with the
family he is visiting, I called to see him,
and in answer to my ring he came to the
door himself. This'bcing the first time I
had seen him, imagine my surprise when he
replied, to my question of "How old arc
you?" "One hundred and four years." He
must have noticed the strange look my
fVifn Lnrt for cm ilin'T. he said, "I have
my proofs in black and white.
It seem-
ed to me as if some grave had given up its
dead, and for some minutes I could do no
more than stare the old man in tne iace
. t t . . . -I 1
j and mutter. "Can it be . oaia ne l
knew Daniel Webster well; was very mti-
. mate with him ; have walked arm-in-arm
with him manv a time :
have conversed
with Washington time and again. My
wife died five years asro, aged, ninety-eight
vears. Mv eldest son is over seventy-four
years old, and I have one daughter living
in this city over sixty." The old gentle
man is in excellent spirits, and does not
Kppin tn tiro of conversation. He has his
second sight, and can read writing if fine-
ly written, as well as the papers, without
the aid of spectacles. His homo is at the
Sailors' Snug Harbor, from which place
he comes unattended to visit his friends
iu the city. To have seen this old man
and talk with him, seems to give one a
new lease of life to fill one with noble
purposes, so that one's eud may be like
this uoblo follower of the blaster to whose
praiso ho gives all the moments of his
latest years.
Suffrage In Pennsylvania.
In 1C82 William Pena promulgated the
Frame of Government of Pennsylvania,
under authority of the charter grauted
him by King Charles II. Iu this docu
ment the right of suffrage was given.
n-UKnui. restriction, to the freemen of said
province.
In 1701 Penn granted what is known as
the Charter of Privileges. Py this instru
ment the right of suffrage was broadly
given to the freemen of each respective
county.
The firsi constitution of Pennsylvania
was adopted in 177G. The convention
that framed this instrument was presided
over by Benjamin Franklin. It gave the
right of suffrage to every freeman of the
full age of twenty-one years. The men
of the Involution, while asserting their
owu rights and liberty against proscription,
were careful to staud fast by the cardinal
idea of the political equality of all men.
In 1700 a new Constitution was framed.
Thomas Mifflin presided over the conven
tion that made it. This instrument gave
the right to vote to evert freeman over
the age of twenty-cne year3.
In 1S39 the Constitution was revised.
John Sargeant presided over the conven
tion. The basis of suffrage was changed
so as to include only every white ireeman
of the age of twenty-one years.
For one hundred and fifty-six year3,
black men, if black they were, voted in
Pennsj'lvania, on precisely the same con
dition as ivhite men. None of the evils
now predicted cf black suffrage were ex
perienced. Neither the luenai nor social
equality of the two races wa.s thereby es
tablished. Amalgamation, either through
matrimony or without, was not encouraged.
Not a black man was made Governor or
Legislator. Social order was not subvert
ed. The Government was not made by
white men, for white men, but by all men,
for the benefit of all.
better
understanumo; of the whole matter.
...i- t : i i ii,
that in 1S33 a case was brought before
the courts of this Commonwealth to test
the point whether a native-born black man,
not a slave, was a freeman, according to
the true intent and meaning of the Con
stitution of 1790. The design was, by a
judicial decision, to deprive the blacks of
the right of suffrage, which they had en
joyed from 1GS2. All the points were
learnedly and ingeniously argued; and at
the Supreme Ccurt, Chief J ustice Gibson
pronouncing the opinion, in conformity to
the pro-slavery fanaticism and blindness
which then prevailed, solemnly decided
that a black man could by no possibility be
regarded as a freeman, within the mean
ing of the Constitution. The Convention
that framed the existing Constition was in
session when this judgment was rendered,
and it made haste, under the leadership of
Mr. George W. Woodward and other
members of kindred sentiments, to insert
the word white, as qualifying freemen, in
the draft of the organic law they framed.
An Isiignast Vino in. Ihe Shasta
Courier relates the following:
We heard a good joke on a resident of
Dog Creek the other day. The party re
ferred to is a bachelor and lives on the
wagon road. A few days ago an emi
grant wagon trom Oregon came along
and camped near our friend's place. The
head of the family soon made himself ac
quainted with the proprietor of the prem
ises, and asked him why he didn't havo
a woman to keep house for him. The
answer was that he intended to marry
just as soon as be could find a woman
willing to enter into the bonds of matri
mony. The Oregonian remarked that he
could find him a partner if he would take
her. The bachelor said that was right
into his hand, and ihe emigrant invited
him to his camp.
The Oregonian called up a bouncing
damsel of about tweny years, and inform
ed her that the-gentleman accompanying
him was "on the marry." and wa3 wil
ling to take her for better or for worse.
The damsel, delighted with the prospect,
advanced, and seizing her fii-rnd by the
hand, assured hitn that she was .lad to
see him and was ready to marry him at
the "drop of a hat," while the old lady
hastened up to congratulate her 'darter"
on her good luck. .
Surprised and alarmed at the serious
turn matters had taken, our friend, who is
constitutionally opposed to the institution
of matrimony, endeavored to explain, by
saying that he was only joking and did
not want to marry. At this the Orepon
ian became indignant, and the would-be
bride told her father to take hi rifle and
"drap the varmint in his tracks." At
this affectionate suggestion the bachelor
left for his fortifications, the last thing he
heard being the voice of the old lady con
soling her "darter" with the remaik that
it was best to "let the bilk go."
To Young Men.
It is easier to be a good business man
than a poor one. Half the energy dis
played in keeping ahead that is required
to catch up when behind will save credit
give more time to business, and add to"
the profit and reputation of your word.
Honor,jour engagements. If you promise
to meet a man, or do a certain thing at a
certain moment, be ready at the appointed
lime. If you have work to do, do it at
once, cheerfully, and therefore more speed
ily and correctly. If you go out on busi
ness, attend promptly to the matter on
hand, and then as promptly go about your
own business. Do not f.top to tell stories
in business hours.
If you have a place of business, be found
there when wanted. No man can get
rioh sitting round stores and saloons.
Never "fool" on business raaucia. If you
have to labor for a living, remember that
one hour in the morning is better than
two at night. If you employ others, be en
hand to see that they attend to their duties;
and to direct with regularity, promptness
and liberality. Do not meddle with any
business you know nothingof. Never buv
any article simply because the man tha"t
sells it will take it out in trade. Trado
is money. Time is money. A good busi
ness habit and reputation is always mon
ey. Make your place of business pleasant
and attractne ; then stay there to wait on
customers.
Never use quick wcrds, or allow your
self to make hasty or ungcntlemanly re
marks, to those in your employ; fjr to do
so lessens their respect for you and for
your influence over them. Help yourself,
and others will help you. Pe 'faithful
over the interests confided o your keeping,
and all in gobd time your responsibilities
will be increased. Do not be iu too great
haste to get rich. Do not build until you
have arranged and laid a good foundation.
Do not as you hope to work for success
spend time iu idleness. If time is your
own, business will suffer if you do. If it
is given to another for pay, it belongs to
him, and you have no more right to steal
that than to steal money. Pe obliging.
Strive to avoid harsh words or personalities.
Do not kick every stone in the path; moro
miles can be made in a day by going stead
ily ou than by stopping to kick. Pay as
you go. A man of honor respects his
word as he does his bond. Ask, but never
beg. Help others when you can, but nev-f-
iro when vou cannorraTrom Co. sLuiyij
because it is lasnionable. Learn to say no.
No necessity for snapping it out dog-fashion,
but say it firmly and respectfully.
Have but few confidents, and the fewer
the better. Use your own brains rather
than those of other.). Learn to think
and act for yourself. Pe vigilant. Keep
ahead, rather than behind the time.
Young uiev., cut this cut; and if therd
is folly in the argument, let us know;
Pomance in Heal Life. An low a
paper of a recent date, gives the particus
lars of a romantic story which border
somewhat on the marvelous. Years ago
a Pennsylvania farmer loved and married
a charming young girl that lived near him.
After the marriage time passed on ; soon
the farmer contracted a great taste for
liquor, which frequently got the best of
him. His wife remonstrated with him,
which on one occasion ended by the hus
band stabbing her with a butcher knife.
He left precipitately, supposing he had
killed her, and hid himself in the West,
where in a few years he became a pro?".,
perous and wealthy merchant. The wife
in the meantime recovered, and after liv
ing alone for five years, married again.
Her husband, however, died at the expi
ration of a year, and she also went to
the West. Then the incredible part of
the stcry appeared. The parties mel
again af'r their long separation, and be
came intimately acquainted, but neither
recognized the other. An engagement is
entered into, which results in marriage ;
and, upon the wife disrobing herself in
the evening, he notices the scar made by
his hand years ago, and suddenly recog
niz25 her as bis wife of former years.
Here U a chance for story writers.
A Pot Pelates How the Hed Field
Was Won I'll tell you how it was.
You see, Pill and I went down td tbo
wharf to fish ; and I felt in my pocket and
found my knife and it was gone, and I said,
"Pill, you stole my knife ;" and he said I
was another ; and 1 said go there )7Our
self; and he said it was no such thing :
nd I said be was a liar, and 1 could
whip him if I was bigcrer'n bin ; and ha
Paid he'd rock me to sleep, mother; and
I said he was a bigger one ; and he paid I
never had the measles ; and I said for
him to fork over that knife or I'd fix him
for a tomfT stone on Lautel Hill ; and he
said that my grandmother was no gentle
man ; and I said he dersn't take it up;
b'lt he did, you bet ; then I got up again
and said be was too much afraid to do it
aam, and be tried to, but he didn't and
1 grabbed him and threw him down on
Ihe top of me like several bricks ; and I
tell you it beat all and so did he ; and
my little do" got behind Hill and bit him;
anl Hill kicked at the dog and tha clog
ran, and I ran after the dog to fetch him
back, and I didn't catch him until I got
clear homp ; and I II whip him more yet.
Is my ere very black ?

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