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STE. GENEVIEVE, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1872.
Twentyctk Jitilial Circuit.
Circuit Judge "Wm. Carter.
Circuit Attorney U. B. Cahoon.
Counties compnsinii the Circuit,
Bollinger -d .Mondays in .March ana
Madison 1th Mondays in March and
times of holding Court therein
lcrry zd Mondays in April and Octo-
Stc. (Jcneviovo 1st Mondays in May atid
St. Francois 3d Mondays in May and
Stc. Genevieve County flklals.
Keprcscntativc A. F. Beltrami.
Circuit Clerk .loo Hnumaii.
Countv " .lohn L. liogy.
Kherill Robt. i. Madison.
County Court Justices A. S. Jen
nings Milts A. Gilbert, and Ilcrinun Lilliu.
County Attorney J. B. Bobbins.
Trc:isurcr L. Bert Valla.
Assessor Joseph Vansicklcs.
County Surveyor B C. Amoreau.
Public Administrator S. A. Guignon.
Sto. Gcncvicvo County Court meets on
tho third .Mondays in January, April and
July, and first Monday in October.
Justico of tho Peace Court, second Satur
day in each mouth.
FIKMIN A. KOZIEK.
ATTORNEY AT LAI,
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
I'M A TWI.V.
In form and feature, face ani limb
I grew so like my brother.
That folks got takfng me for him,
And each for one another.
It puzzled all our kith and kin,
It reached a fearful pitch :
For one of us was born a twin.
And not a soul knew which !
Ono day, to make the matter worse,
Before our names were fixed,
As we were being watched by nurse,
Wo tpt completely mixed ;
And thus you see, by fate's decree,
Or rather nurso's whim,
My brother John got christened mo.
And I got christened him I
This fatal likeness even dogged
My footsteps w hen at school ;
Ami I was always getting flogged,
For John turned out a fool.
I nut this qustion fruitlctaly
To every one I know,
"What would you do if you were me,
To provo that you wcro you V
Our close resemblance turned the tido
Of my domestic life.
For somehow, my intended brido
Bccamo my brother's wif
In fact, year after year, the eame
Absurd mistakes went on.
And when I died, the neighbors camo
And buried my brother John.
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Attorney a t L a w,
KE.1I, ESTATE AKLXT,
C'ouvej aucer and .Votary l'ublic,
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("Collections made a f-periality.
I-. J. .MOICEAU,
Attorney at Law,
STK. GEXEVIEVE, MO.
jTil n 61; is ins,
ATTORfllY AT LAW,
OUice opposite Jani.s & Cox,
his brow, lie iihkI '
J.(. B. UolllNsOX,
l'cny ville, Mo.
ROBINSON & CLARDY,
In nil tho Courts of the 20th Judicial
Circuit and in tho Supremo Court. 8y
Kill. I.. I.E.-TIFKE,
SURVEYEB, CONVEYANCER, &
Ileal Estate Agent,
Ste. Genevieve, - - - - Missouri.
ou. v. sriiEitTicii,
Physician 1 Surgeon,
Hon Granjrer was a volunteer in
the th regiment, Ohio volunteers.
Ono nigth tho boys wore sitting
around tho camp lire.-), after a hard
day's march, when tho mail camo in,
bringing letters from the dear ones at
Ben received a letter, but instead
of it being from Lib mother, as he
cxpecUd, it was from quite a ditTcr
ent person :
" Dkaii Out Fkie.nu 15r.x : When
this comes to you, across tho Hues, 1
shall bo sleeping in a soldier's grave.
Tho fact that wo stand on opposite
sidos in this struggle will, 1 feel, make
no difference with you as concerns
tho request 1 am about to make.
You know that sineo the death of my
wife my little daughtor KHa has been
my only caro. When I am gono she
res'.o without a protector. Will
Ji."..". .. Ilu. siet--.it iVSlll.llI Auri'fxmiii'iiii.lliiir'd limiV
Farmiiigtoii, Mo. J , . ...
L leave uiiipiu iiicuua lui uii nujijrurT.
For tho sake of the past, I charge
you to caro for my darling.
" Haiuiy Smith."
lieu Granger and Harry Smith had
been tho best of friends since their
first acquaintance, up to tho break
ing out of tho war.
Then they had chosen opposite
sides; each, no doubt, thinking h
came over his friend's face as he read
"I declare. Ben, it's quito a ro-' hair, until the crimson tido could
mancc; equal to tho books.
Ben blushed ; blushed like a school fiercely, as ho went moodily aliout
irl ; blushed clear up to tho roots of bis duties.
And this scorned to bo about tho
Clias. r. C'arssow, M. !.,
PHYSICIAN, S Ui: EON AND
Maikct Street.Oppo.sitc Court House
STK. (1KXEVIKVE, MO. 1-y
DK. J. VT. URAIIAM,
STK. fJKXKVIEVE, MO.,
OiTu-c and residence on Main Street,
opposite V. C. Ki.zicr & Son's Store.
Kcfcrs, by permission, to Dr. Ilcr-
won't you feel rather awkward with
such a t-hargo as this upon your
hands; for of course you mean to
"Of courso : and as to awkward
ness, I would do anything for the
writer of that letter, and besides, she
will bo a companion for my mother
in her old days."
"True, I had not thought of that."
That night Bon wrote a long letter
to his mother, telling her of his
friend's request, and desiring her to
write immediately to tho lady teach
er in that city, who had tho girl in
charge, and inform her of tho child's
great loss, and her father's wishes
concerning her futuro life.
Two months later ho received an
answer, stating that Ella had arrived
from tho city and appeared content
ed and pleased with her new home
and friends, but was very sad at tho
loss of her father.
Ben had not seen the girl, thus left
unexpectedly upon his hands, for
some years, and then only onco.
lie remembered her as a bright,
winsome, "olden-haired littlo crea
ture, tho pet and delight of every
one who knew her.
Ever alter this his loiters home
carried a few words lor littlo Ella,
and in each ono ho meived his
mother spoke of her in such glowing
terms that ho often found himself
thinking of tho time when ho could
go home and see his littlo charge,
thus left so unexpectedly to his
The time camo sooner than ho ex
pected. In tho battle of Corinth
both Ben and Charlie Loo were
wounded ; tho former not seriously,
but poor Charlie dangerously.
Poor, niorry harried Charley ! Ho
was tho favorite of tho wholo regi
ment, and now that there was dan
ger of loosing him every man was as
much concerned as though ho wcro a
brother. " 'm ..
But be plainly seen, in spito of the tan ; only conclusion be ever came to in
which his Southern campaign had
left upon his handsome face.
But no ono could get angry with
merry, light-hearted rattling Charlie.
Mrs. Granger soon grew to like
him almost as her own child, and
little Ella, as they all called her,
would;spend hour after honr at his
sofa, reading to him iu her soft, rich
With such sweet care, the time
with him wont by unon golden wings,
each day finding him a little stronger.
"'Tis but right," said Ben to him
self, as ho watched them day after
day; she reading to him, or listen
ing to his tales of the war. " lis but
right ; they are both young, and will
make each other happy." But
somehow, each day as he saw them,
ho could not holp wishing ho was
not so old, and weather-beaten, and
:rizzlcd and awkward. And, 6omc
how, each day ho seemed to grow a
great deal older, and uioro weather
beaten, and more grizzled and awk
ward. "I am afraid Ben is not well," said
Mrs. Granger, ono day after he had
left the table. "Bio doesn't seem to
cat much of lato."
Toor Ben did not know himself
what was the matter with him ; he
only knew that he did not feel right,
as ho watched those two, day alter
day. Of course ho did not know
ho was in love. People aro often
sick without knowing it.
"You must take good caro of
Charlie, inothor," said Bon ono
morning, at tho brcakrast table.
My leave of absence lias expired, and
I must bo off to tho wars again."
"Xo need to tell her," thought he,
as ho saw tho blush upon Ella's
A few mornings later tho good
byes wcro said, and ho was gono.
Gone, after holding again that soft
littlo band within his own for a mo
ment, and looking again into the
At last, however, tho doctors ...... --I'-nths of tho violet eyes, that had
A. KELTIC AMI,
Stc. Genevieve Landing, Mo.,
ui Hulr-Bressiflg Saloon.!
Cupping, Weeding and I.ecchinjr and
Magnetic Uatteiy lor the euro
Fine Cigars and Tobacco for de
Their friendship had commenced
twenty years beforo at college.
Harry was ten years the elder, and
when they left collcgo together was
a handsoin, bearded man of twenty-
eight, whilo Ben was a smooth-faced
boy of eighteen.
Since then tho friends had not scon
j much of each other, for Harry had
married and settled down iu tho city,
whilo Ben had staid in the country
and lived happily upon tho old farm
with his mothor.
" Poor Ilarry," said Bon, as all
theso old memories camo back to him,
sitting there by the camp lire, with
the letter in his hand. " Poor Harry !
I will caro for littlo Ella as faithfully
as though her father had fallen by my
side. These arc terrible times, whon
the best of friends arc trying to cut
each other's throats. Yes, little Ella
shall not want for a father while I
" What news from home, Lieuten
ant Ben?" said the cheery voico of
Charlio Leo, Ben's messmate, who
carao up while Ben sat gazing into
tho lire. " Como, man, why do jou
look so glum '! How's your mother
and all tho folks?"
" My;lettcr is not from homo."
" Oh ! from your sweetheart, per
naps, jiui no, you say vou never
had one. Ah ! I have it ! You arc
going to do promoted, and your let
ter is from headquarters-"
Wrong again, Charley. It is from
ncithor sweetheart nor bciitiaum
pnbliegenoVally. win lHar i ,;mi i
that the 'CO.M: miii ', '
W vt1 V Writers."
and Sicr -ride -CbMC 7 and " E!o-v-" "ncre's thu !ctlcr' J'ou mV " J
Mi.ie ligmes. 1 Who ever saw a soldier that would
ho could recover, but recommended
him to go homo and spend tho inter
val beforo ho would agaiu be lit for
But here aioso a new difficulty,
The poor fellow had no home that ho
could go to. Ho was an orphan, and
the only relations ho had were a
conplo of uncles, who both lived
within tho Southorn lines.
"I'll tell you what you can do,
Charlie," said Ben, ono day; "I
can't bear to sec you moping in this
hospital any longer. 2ioxr, I've been
thinking of going home somo time,
to sec mothor. If I can get leave of
absence for a couple of months we'll
ruu up there ; and if they won't let
mo go, why I'll write a letter and
send you along by yourself. You'll
be welcome, old boy; never fear.
Mother's famous for bring ono around
when ho gets knocked under.
So tho letter was written, and a
few days found them enjoying the
hearty wclcomo of Ben's Northern
But instead of tho golden-haired j
littlo girl that Ben had pictured to
himself, what was his surpriso to
find Ella a tall, graceful woman of
cightcon, who met him with tho
sweetest of smiles, gavo him the
softest of littlo hands, and told him iu
tho sweetest of voices that ho was
Charlio was right. This was a
now and rather awkward situation
for a bachelor verging eloso upon
forty ; one who had always
feared tho girls, and had shunned
thorn until they had set him down as
a "perfect horrid, crusty, sour old
bear." "And so you expected to
onco ''t-ilcd so sweetlv A'.'m
fancviiiL' ho sa Ay
est tear of regret.
"Of course, she is sorry to see me
go," said ho to himself, a dozen times
that day; "sorry as for a father or
elder brethcr. Only this and noth-
At last camo Sherman's march to
tho sea, and with it the terrible bat
tle of Besaea.
Many noted tho wild, reckless
courage with which Ben plunged into
tho thickest of tho light on that
When it was over; ho was lying,
palo and faint, upon tho sanguinary
field, with a terrible wound in the
"Poor fellow! A bad ease!" said
tho surgeon, as ho went the rounds
that night, and found Ben sleeping,
alter his wound had been dressed.
"But what is this?" picking up a
small pocket diary that lay upou the
"That," said the waiter, "is some
thing that fell out when they took otf
his coat. Perhaps you had better
keop it till ho recovers."
"Ah! I see," said the doctor, "and
a picture; sister or sweetheart, per
haps. Pity she isn't here to nurse
the poor fellow."
And so he went on round, taking
tho picture with him, a picture that
reminded ono wonderfully of the girl
awa' off among those Nothcm hills
tho girl with misty violet eyes ami
Tho same who, two days later,
looking over the paper, saw in the
list of she wounded iu that terrible
battle the name thai was dearer to
her than any other.
Tho samo who, live days later,
knocked at the surgeon's office of
Lot of 100 ?li ami m i
"vi nui, t vil II ;i:.
S'c. Ociifv;'.".--. My Juu-.- 7. i-.-
' not read a letter when it was ollered , gcr, what loads of sweetmeats and
: him ? toys ho ha in his trunk, and I do be-
i JJea waicheJ the 5.iios look tin: Hove he actually brought her a do!!."
Ho did not know ho did not
dream of tho tears that dimmed
thoso violet eyes up in Ella's room at
home, whilo ho was being sped away,
plucking at his sun-brown whiskers,
and wishing he was not so old, and
grizzled and awkward.
We never know such things as
these. But lot us not grumble at
But littlo timo did Ben find for ro
pinings, for his regiment was ordered
into active duty almost immediately
after his return.
Surely ho missed his merry light
Letters from home did not come j
very regularly, for communications
were often cut off, but in each one
that did come, his mothor spoke of
tho invalid as still improving, and of
her and little Ella's anxiety and care
But one day there camo a letter
with black lines around tho margin,
and Ben knew before be opened it,
that his friend, poor dear Charley
was no more.
"Wo made his grave iu the church
yard besido 3"our brother's," Mrs.
Granger wrote, "and little Ella has
sodded it with grass, and planted
flowers about the headstone."
Among all tho rough strong hearts
that were saddened at this news
and thero wcro man- none knew of
find a little girl, that you could take j the fierce struggle that was going on
on your knee, and fondle and kiss to in the breast os Lieutenant Bon.
your heart's content?" said kind, j Fiercer than any battlo was tho
motherly Mrs. Granger to Ben, one , contest between friendship and hon
day when Ella was out of the room, 'or upon ono side, and love upon the
"Yes," said Charlie, from the sofa, other.
"and you ought to see, Mrs. Gran- Ah! who will undertake to say
which will be the victor ?
that hospital, and made inquiry for a
wounded soldier, whoso description
Ben answered precisely.
"Stay a moment," said tho surgeon,
and ho produced tho little bit of paste
board. "I found it in one of the
rooms ; j our faco brought it to my
"Show mo where you found this ?"
But what need to prolong my sto
ry? Perhaps overy ono would not have
taken that great brown hand in
"dle.-iorfurft.eirs, and k'',sc,, ttat pa,c forehead
as little Lri- .-f if ?, when a moment later
snowas usnerea inio'rrn? .-.- nnj
lying. ": .""'; .f
Butsho did, and he, great awkwa. .
fellow that he was, actually cried as
sho sat there and told him of his
mother, wo was unable to come when
they read the news, and of jtoor, dear
Charlio sleeping so quietly in the
churchyard at home.
With her to nurse him, he was soon
able to travel, and not many weckB
latter found them again at home.
But it was long before ho was again
tho samo great, strong-breasted follow
that ho had onco been.
But both health and spirits seemed
to como back to him mora rapidly in
tho early spring, whon he and Ella
had gono to see Charlie's grave, and
sitting there by his headstone, she
had told all about the fellow's death,
and of his little sweetheart away down
in tbo "Sunny South," and of the
mcssago ho had left for her to bo sent
with his picture.
All this sho told him sitting there
by the little green mound and more
for when he gathered the little
hands within his own, and looking
again into tho misty depths of tho vi
olet eyes, asked her if sho could love
such a great, old, awkward bear as be
was, she told him yes.
And gathering the weeping from to
his heart, he felt that he was indeed
very rich in the legacy which his
friend had left him.
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Geo Ef zeltshiBs for 1S72
IIY JOSU. BILLING.
That i wont smoke eniiy more ci
gar, only at sum body cli-e's expense.
That i wont borry nor leiul t"pesh
That i vviil liv within my inkuui, it
i hav tew git tripled tew do it.
Tli.it i will be polite tew evry 1hI
dy. except muskeeters and bed-bugs.
That i wont advize eimy body, un
til i kuo the kind ov advise they arc
anxious tew follow.
That i wont weare eimy more titc
boots, if i hav K-w o barefoot lew do
it. That i wont swop dogs with Hu
man, unless i Uim swop two for one.
That i wont sware eimy miles i
am put under oalli.
That i wont beleave iu total de
pravity, only in gin at 4 shillings ti
That poverty may be a bles-inif,
but if it i it iz a blessing in diui-i-.
That i will take mi whiskx hereaf
ter straight straight tew the gutter.
That the world owes me a living
provided i cam it.
That i wont swop enny hoses with'
That no man shall beat me in pi
litenoss. not so long az politeiios
kontiiiia-s tew be a, cheap nr. it i.
That if lovely woman sniaks mo
ou one cheek, i will tuFti her the oth
That if a man kails me a pliool, i
wont a.-k him to prove it.
That i will lead a moral life, even
if i lo-c a good deal ov plum by it.
That if a man tells me a mule wont
kik, i will beleave what he sc.: with
out tricing it.
That if eimy boddy loozes even a
goose i will weep with him, for it iz
a tuH'hi.ness tew loose a goo4c.
That if i ever do et a hen that kan
lay 'J eggs a day, i shtiE insist upon
her keeping one ove the cgg.i on hand'
for a sinking phund.
That it iz uo disgrace tew be bit bi
a dog unless he duz it the scckond
time. That it iz jut tin uatral tew lie born
riteh n . poor, but it izscldiitu so con--veiiieut.
That one of the riskyest things tew
straddle iz the bak ov a 60 day note.
That the best time tew repent ov a
blunder iz just before the blunder is
That i will love my mother-in-law
,.-. - aa inc money i nan canr
ling sfca.iU5"81 -
That i will rcsra?2i"r-
tST Brick Pomeroy says that now
voter to 6cll his vote to the highest
bidder, and take cash in hand."
Without questioning tho morality or
smartness of this proposition, because
just az long as I kan respect
That if i hear a mnn bragging on hiz
ansestors i won't envy him, but i will'
pity the ansestors.
That i won't beleave iu enny ghost
or ghostcsses unless they weigh about
140 pounds and can cat a good miiiarc
That i won't bet on nothing, fur'
things that require betting on lak
That i will brag on my wife all the'
time, but i will do it silently.
That i won't be surprised at cnny
thing, not even tew be told that lien
Franklin wax a spendthrift, or that
Lazarus diep ritch.
Tliat i will dispise most things that
i see, not out ov malice, but out ov
That i won't hanker for happiness,.
but if i see cay that i think is a bargin
i will shut up one eye and go for it.
That i won't wish i waz az pure az
King David, but that i was purer
than i am.
That i won't kovct enny man's wife,
nor hiz oxen, nor hiz komslnlks, nor
the color ov hiz inutah.
That i will laff every good chance i
kan git, whether it makes me gro
phatt or not.
Finally, i will sarch for things that
are little, for things that are Ioaesum,
avoiding all torch lite proscshuas,
bands ov brass music, Wimmius'
rights conven?hun and grass wid-Jers
generally. New York Weekly.
A. B.I. M.S. I.
We undctaiid that the constructioa
train crossed the bridge oa Wednes
day morning and the iron is now be
in l.iiil south or the ri ver at a raoid
it is ootii moral ana smart in a rom-' rate. The work or construction win
croyian sense, wo would suggest that
if every Democratic voter was as
be finished to this place by the early
part of next week. The conapaay are
using considerable energy ia coaiflc
little worth buying as he is there Jing the road to this point
"Ben Granger, you aro a brute !" would be mighty few bidders and
Le would s.-.y to Limself, almost J slow sales. St. Louis Times.
it can posiibly be done, of which (law
will give the public due notice.
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