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Judge Williams, one of the best
known justices occupying the U. S.
circuit bench, after listening to a
party of lawyers the other day, lighted
his pipe, leaned back in an easy chair
and said:
“Gentlemen, your stories of court
ship and marriage are quite interest
ing and romantic, but T believe that
it is reserved for me to tell you of a
love affair which, I am inclined to
think, will teach you that the com
mon-place marriages of everyday life
are not worthy of a place in our most
prosaic novels or even our spirited
conversations. Quite a number of
years ago. just after the war. I was
appointed Judge of a Southern cir
cuit. I attended strictly to the dis
charge of my duty, and although
very fond of ladies’ society yet in my
rounds 1 mot very few representa
tives of the fair sex who in the least
impressed me. One day, during an
overflow, I crossed the river about 25
miles away from my regular beat, and
the stream was so swollen that by
the time I had landed, the sun had
gono down and darkness had spread
itself over the face of the earth, and,
as far as I could discern, the bosom
of the water. I did not find a road
when I landed, and made inquiry of
the ferryman, who, in effect, declared
that he had never made geography a
a study and that I must take care of
myself. Of course I intended to
abide by the extremity of such ad
vice, and after thanking my ‘water
side character’ for information which,
to say the least, was self-apparent, I
turned, I knew not where, and began
a solitary journey through the woods.
I had not gone far when I came upon
a large log-house, surrounded by a
well kept fence and almost covered
by a thick growth of wild vines. I
was assailed at the gate by an army
of dogs. Their fury brought out an
old man who drove them away and in
a voice of touching kindness asked
me what I wanted. I explained my
misfortunes attendant upon high
water; that I was a Federal Judge
endeavoring to reach the appoint
ment. He very cordially invited me
into the house.’’
“A jedge ur a constable is welcome
at my house at sicli a time as this,”
he said, throwing more wood on the
fire. ‘T’ve been eotched out myself
and I know what it is. So you are a
“Yes: lama judge, holding the
office under the United States Gov
“That means you ain’t a State
“Wall, it don’t make any difference,
I wouldn’t help a State jedge no
quicker than I would you. .Myra,
see if there is anything to eat in the
I looked up and the girl to whom
he spoke stood near me. She moved
away immediately after being ad
dressed, but not so soon that I failed
to note the extreme beauty of her
. face. I saw her wealth of bright,
firelight reflecting hair, her glorious
depth of eye, her ruddy fall-of-the
year cheek and raspberry mouth.
She seemed to pay no attention to
me, but obeyed without hesitation.
Presently she reappeared and an
nounced that there was something to
eat in the house and that it was spread
on the table.
“Come,” he said, and conducted
me to the dining-room. Although I
was very hungry, yet I think that my
appetite could have been satisfied by
allowing my eyes to feast on the beau
tiful girl who attended the repast.
The spare ribs and back bone and
mashed potatoes were excellent, I
admit, but that magnificent face which
bent above it all, far exceeded any
banquet that I had ever seen.
“Myra," said the old man, after we
had gone in and taken position be
fore the fire, “hand around the pipes.”
The pipes were brought in and
filled with natural leaf tobacco. We
puffed and puffed and talked and
puffed. I told my experience and
the old man told his. I had been a
captain under Uncle Sam. Jefferson
Davis had made him a colonel. The
old man had no family except Myra,
his daughter. He seemed as devoted
to her, and quite as much dependent
upon her as Mr. Wickliff was upon
Agnes. I had been so much inter
ested in the conversation, and espe
cially with the occasional glance east
at Myra, that I did not think to ask
the old man his name until just
about the time we were ready to go
to bed.
“My name is Jassmire,” he said;
“I was wonderin’ ef you was ever
goin’ to ask me, an’ hanged ef I’d a
told you ef you hadn’t. Hope you’ll
sleep well.’’
I bade him a cordial good night,
and with one more glance at the
beautiful girl, I followed the negro
boy, who appeared with a lighted
I scarcely remember any of the
conversation of the next morning, I
know that I saw a beautiful face, that
I sat down when an elfin little hand
drew out a chair, that I heard the
music of a sweet voice, and when I
left I looked into a pair of eyes, di
rect in earnestness. I don't know
how I told the old man good-bye. I
don't, know that I thanked him for
his kindness, even after he refused to
accept pay. I don’t know how i
mounted my horse, whether I climbed
on like all awkward judges do, or
whether I was lifted into the air by
admiration for the girl, and sat down
on the saddle. The truth is, I don’t
know anything about it, except that
after awhile, how long I'll be hanged
if I know. I found myself riding along
the road, deep in the contemplation
of a divinely drawn picture which the
very sunlight itself framed and hung
before me.
The routine of court duty was very
dull after this, and I longed for the
time when I could wander back to
the old log house, which to me held
such enchantment. Previously I had
lamented the fact that I had remained
a bachelor, but now I was glad, be
cause I had found an ideal. I don’t
know how many sentimental decisions
I made during that session of court,
but I don’t ihink that it would shed
the light of very much credit on my
judicial career if the condition of the
country should arise and demand a
After awhile I went back to the old
log house. I found the old man just
the same. Ho welcomed me as if he
had never seen me before, but with
rapture I noticed that the girl spoke
as though she had seen me before,
and that she was glad to see me
again. This time I was determined
not to leave so soon, and, the truth
is, I lingered several days. I walked
by the river with the beautiful crea
ture, and helped her gather the kin
dling at night. I roamed with her
morning, night and noontide, and
together we chased the rabbit and
squirrel, and even the fox, with all
his slyness, didn’t always escape our
powers and skill. Not among all the
1 neighbors was there such a “girling,”
and I, for myself, had never seen one
to compare with her beauty, her
grace and her voice. When I spoke
of my leaving the old man objected,
and even the girl slightly demurred,
but I told them that business of
pressing importance was claiming at
tention from the North to the South.
But the beautiful girl with rosy lips
pouting, declared in a way that would
have paralyzed Paul, that I was so
restless and wanted to leave them be
cause as she thought, I had found
them all dull. I made a great effort
to go without showing the slightest
emotion on my part, you know, and
when the old man seemed so anxious
that I should remain, I decided that
I’d better go and return within a few
days. I didn’t care to overdo it, you
understand. Well I went away, not
because I really had any business, bul
because I did not care to injure mj
chances, for by this time, you maj
know, I was dead in love with Myra
I couldn’t remain away but a shori
time. When I returned they were al
glad to see me. Myra, it seemed tc
me, wanted to kiss me, and I wculc
have kissed her but I didn't have i
good chance. She was more lovelj
than ever, and when at night wc
walked out under the stars I felt thal
she loved me. I dreamed of her. Hei
growing acquaintance with books
pleased me, for I knew she studied
for my sake. The old man, too
seemed changed toward me. He
spoke when we wei’Q alone of family
affairs, and told me how glad he was
that I had come to visit him. I sau
that he knew that I was in love wit!
his daughter, and with thankfulness
I noted that he encouraged my suit
One night, after Myra had gone tc
her room, and while the old man anti
I sat by tho fire, the old fellow re
moved his gaze from the glowing
coals and, looking at me, said:
“Myra is the best girl in the
“You needu’t tell me that,” said I,
“for I know it.”
“Her husband will be a happy
“A glorious man,” I assented.
“I hope you’ll not regret the day
when you came here.”
“I know that I shall never do so.
■ Myra .and I understand each other.”
“You do?”
“Yes, sir.” «
“I am glad of it Myra is slow to
j speak out and I am glad that you
know it. Speakin’ on the subject
i might shock her. Wc 11, good night,”
| and he grasped my hand warmly.
That night I could not sleep. I
■ knew that the old man understood
I my great love for his daughter, and
| with a thrill I saw that it met with'
his approval.
Next morning I was determined to
; ask him for her, so, after breakfast,
| when he invited me to take a walk
with him, I thought that he had di
; vmcd my intention. Myra, too,
l seemed to know tl$t something was
likely to pass between us, for she
shook her fist in a charming way at
me when we lett the house. I looked
back aud saw her peeping at me, wjili
such deep fixed love in her glances
that I thought I ought to go back and
kiss her, but I turned to the old man
! and talked to him about his hogs and
slieep. I decided to ask him for the
girl, and although I knew he would
' willingly consent to our marriage,
| yet it was a difficult matter. “When
! I get to that tree,’’ I mused, looking
straight ahead, “I will ask him.’’
•Just as we came to the tree he stopped
j and said:
“You’ve knowed my darter for
| some time.”
j “Yes, sir.”
“Not such a long time, it's true,
but so long we almost look on you as
one of the family.’’
“I am proud of it.”
“Thank yon, sir. Well, now I’ll
tell you My darter is going to be
married next week, and I want yon
to be with us.”
“To whom?” I gasped.
“To a ferryman down hero. She's
been engaged to him a long time.”
I said nothing as we returned, but
when I found the girl alone I said:
“Don’t you know that I love you
j devotedly?”
“Of course I never knew it, Judge.”
“But I do, and want you to be my
| wife.”
“Judge, I can’t. I am going to
marry Tom Patrall, the ferryman. I
i know you are a good man and I don’t
want you to think I won’t marry you
because you are a judge. Position
makes no difference with me, and if I
loved a man I would marry him, even
if he was a judge, just as soon as I
would a ferryman, and I hope that
you will understand that position has
not influenced this case, for even
though you are a judge, I must say
that you have ever conducted your
self as a perfect gentleman.”
“Why didn’t you tell her that you
had been a captain in the army?” said
one of the listeners.
“I did, but she said that the ferry
man had been a teamster, and that
while she would just as leave marry
a captain as a teamster, yet she was
compelled to turn to her ferryman
lover, and now when I tell my wife
of the choice, she says, ‘Yes, the girl
was right in taking the ferryman.’ ”
It was a Through Train.—“Is this a
through train?” asked a traveller of
the brakeman, as he entered an unoc
cupied car.
' “Yes, sir,” said the brakeman, turn
ing over a couple of seats before mak
ing his exit.
And then the tired traveller fixed
himself for a nap. After dreaming of
awakening in Albany, ho did awake,
and found the car in the same place
whore it had been before he had his
nap. With fire in his optic he sought
the brakeman.
“Look here, you tow headed ruffian.
Didn’t you tell me this was the
through train?”
“I did, sir,” quietly replied the car
coupler. “And so it is a through
train, sir. It’s through for the day,
Napoleon was bow-legged, C;esar
had short legs, Hannibal had big heels
and was knock-kneed, but every
stumpy, duck-legged, bow-legged,
knock kneed, flat-footed, long heeled
man you see isn’t a combination of
military genius, by a long shot.
“Next!'' yelled a Third street barber
yesterday as -lie looked around the
room for a new customer. At the
call a long haired cowboy from the
bad lands of Montana and a Minne
apolis dude both arose and advanced
toward the chair. The dude was a
little ahead and seated himself when
the cow puncher said he was in a
hurry and ordered the dude up; but
he claimed he was in his turn and
didn’t come up.
“Lookhyar, ye pin legged gopher,”
howled the Montana tough, “ef yer
don’t vamoose outer that ar chair in
less’n two shakes er a steer’s tail, I'll
break yer up an’ use yer ter plug rat
holes with.
And the cowboy let off an athletic
laugh that made the barber turn
chalky, but the dude didn’t move.
“Did you hyar me murmur?” said
the cattleman.
“Aw, yaas, I aw, heard sawmithing,”
replied the dude.
“Yaas wal aw, I’ll give yaw just a
half a minute to git.’’
“Weally, my boy,” replied his dude
ship, “vow see I eawn't think of mov
ing so wapidly. It isn’t natural, you
knaw; it’s weally too warm for such
“Aw, it is, aw I’ll just take er con
tract ter move yer,” and the cow man
moved over in the direction of the
half reclining dude and caught him
Ire flip poll nr. TIip lmrlipv sn.irl lip
thought a Dakota thrashing machine
had got in and taken possession for
the next live minutes; the cowboy’s
boots went over and mixed up with a
lot of cosmetics; a seven shooter from
his belt got into a tussle with a hair
brush and a lot of razors, his hair was
pounded down in the cracks of the
lloor, and the mirrors were spattered
with drops of his gore. When the
dude finished the cowboy l»oked as if
he had been holding an indignation
meeting in a slaughter house, and
straightening his nose and gathering
up what was left of his raiment, he
said he guessed he’d go over to an
other shop, there were so many ahead
of him and he was in considerable of
a hurry. The dude, pulling a hand
ful of the cowboy’s hair out of his
pocket and dropping it in the waste
basket said: “That will put me in
good trim for the ball game this after
She Knew Henry.—He had been
very kind and solicitous for several
days, and at breakfast yesterday
morning he suddenly remarked:
“My dear, you don't know now bad
it makes me feel to see you look so
thin and careworn.,’
“Yes,’’ she softly replied.
“You must have lost at least five
pounds in the last month.”
“I presume so.”
“And that haggard expression
shows overwork and need of rest.”
“Dear rae! but I could never .for
give myself if you should go into a
decline. ”
“See here, Henry,’’ she replied, as
she laid down her fork and looked
him square in the eye, “you want to
drop that! If you think you can pack
me off to the country for a month
and leave you to gallop around here
you have got hold of the wrong end
of the string!”
He sighed heavily, but made no
reply, and yet as he stood on the
corner waiting for the car, and Smith
asked how his wife was, ho answered:
“Picking right up, thank you.
She’s gaining a pound a week right
along and was never in better spirits.”
Hints For Hot Weather.—Don’t
shake the hornet’s nest to see if any
of the family are at home.
Don’t go near a draft. If a draft
comes toward you, run away. A sight
draft is most dangerous.
Don’t blow in the gun your grand
father carried in the war of 1812. It
is more dangerous now than it was
Don’t hold a wasp by the other
end while you thaw it out in front of
the stove to see if it is alive. It gen
erally is alive.
Don’t try to persuade a bull-dog to
give up a yard of which it is in pos
session. Possession to a bull-dog is
ten points at law.

There is one sure way of attaining
what we may term, if not utter, at
least mortal happiness; it is this—a
sincere and unrelaxing activity for
the happiness of others.
' remedy
For the Cure or Kidney and Diver Com
plaints, constipation, and nil disorders
arising from an impure state of the BLOOD.
To women who suffer from any of the ills pecu
liar to their sos it is an unfailing friend. All
Druggists. One Dollar a bottle, or address Dr.
David Kennedy, Rondout, N. Y.
Among Railroad Men.
Popularity and Usefulness of Dr. Kennedy's
Favorite Remedy—A Thrilling Fetter
from a Master Mechanic.
M vster Mech anic’s and Supt.’s Office,]
Lowell Repair Shops, Boston Low ell
U. R. Lowell, Mass., March 25,188*. )
Dr. David Kennedy nomlout.X. V.
De ui SIR:—1 think it is duo to you that I
should make the following statement, and J
make it vohmtarilv and willingly: On the ith
,lav of .1 unt*, 1 was taken with what was
called paralysis of the bowels. The seizure was
unexpected and terrible. Tin* stomach and
other organs seemed to sympathize with it and
to have lost all power of action, for a long
time inv life was despaired of, but at length I
recovered so far as to be able to ride out. By
the advice of my physician 1 visited Poland
Springs, (Vt..) hoping to benefit-from tho wa
ters. But tliev did me no good. Neither were
the best physicians of Lowell and Boston whom
I consulted, able to afford me more than tran
sient relief. 1 gained no strength, and my cast*
appeared almost hopeless. In the a
nd vised me to try KENNEDY S I AN Olll LE
REMEDY, and although opposed to patent
medicines, I made the trial. To make a long
story short—FA VO RITE REMEDY, in my opin
ion, saved my life. I consider it the'best prep
aration in the world for stomach difficulties, as
well as of tin* liver and other organs. I am
glad to SUV it is ill general use among the K. 11.
men in tins vicinity. ^ jYo^F01tD.
Mr Gifford is the Master Mechanic of the
Lmvell division of the Boston & Lowell Rail
road, and his illness and recovery are known to
many who can testify to the facts in itis letter.
Use this medicine tor all diseases of the blood,
kidneys, liver, stomach, bowels and skin. It
mav save yon or yours from pain and death.
Address! if desired, Dr. David Kennedy;
Rondout, N. Y. July 17-lin
Light Draft Twine Binder
Manufactured by George Esterly & Son, White
water, Wisconsin, is the best Binder in market, j
The Drive Wheel has a heavy tiro, welded and
shrunk on. Thousands have been made, and
)no has never been known to break down.
The Cutter Bar is made of angle iron, and is
he best known.
The Guards are so placed on the cutter bar '
hat we are enabled to cut short, lodged and
angled grain better than any other Harvester
The Platform Canvas runs close to the sickle,
md does not permit the butts of grain to draw.
m Cutter Bar.
The Raising and Lowering Device is more
ample than any other known, and more easily
operated, and from the driver’s seat.
The Double Truss Brace holds the platform
ind elevator frames solid,so that it is impossible
for them to get “out of true.”
The Canvas Adjusters at each end of the
Binder, help to form a good bundle in long or
short grain, or on side hill.
The New Sliding Seat enables the driver to
balance the machine instantly, whether going
up or down hill—one of the most valuable im
The Three Discharge Arms prevent dragging
of the bundles even in badly tangled grain.
Our Knot Tying device has been so simpli
fied that it astonishes even “old binder men” to
see how little machinery is necessary to tie a
E. P. HORNER, Agent,
myy 15-3m Greenwich, Cumb. Co., N. J.
Actual Surplus over all Liabilities, in
cluding Reinsurance, Fire
and Marine,
$z±,zuo ov.
Rates Low. Security Unques
Policies Liberal—Honest—No Two
Thirds Swindle in Them.
Settlements Prompt and Management
Agents wanted where not represented.
F. REEVES, Pres.
R, L. HOWELL, See.
dec 9-tf
Do not bo argued into
L owynuff inferior Goods.
* v’ - . . , . *or Kilo by the best
' . ... SSr “0UBes in tho Trado.
O. bLATCHJ-EY.raru f’r
MARKET ST.. Fhllad’a.
'• rito to Lie for name of nearest Agent.
The Postal Tel. Cos. are Doth pushma aho
with new lines. The Standard lMultlpfox TV ’
Co., recently Incorporated, extends Fust \vw"
North and South. Good positions now’Slv’
I or further information, address wit h stanm
The Penna. & New Jersey Telogranh
hand & Type Writing Instriieiim,* y- 8ho,t"
Main Office,!**)Chestnut'St!, PhlhX.^PaPaMy’
—-_•__ July il-tt.
n America. Immense profits to agents b°An
intelligent people want it. AnyonnfSS.ftA
a successful agent. Terms I'raJu 600111
Book Co., Portland, Me. 18 °° doc ST-U^
The largest stock of
Pure, Fresh and Reliable
Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
Beans, Peas, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Cu
cumbers, Radishes, Celery, Sweet
Corn, Beets, Melons, &e.
I would especially call your attention to my
stock of
Extra Early Peas,
Extra Early Tomatoes,
Having secured a stock of this excellent and
unparalleled ltadish, I put it on the market for
tiic first time—having been in t lie hands of only
two or three truckers, who kept it out of the
I have also in stock a good line of tools for
garden use, such as
Hoes, Rakes, Shovels, Wheel Hoes,
Wheel Plows, and in fact every
thing for the garden.
105 Commerce St., Bridgeton.
Buy fifteen bars of Dobbins* Electric Sonp of
any grocer: cut from each wrapper the picture of Mrs.
Fogy and Mrs. Enterprise, and mail to us, with full
name and address, and wo will send you, free of all
expense, your own selection from the following
list of Sheet Music, to tho value of One Dollar. Wo
absolutely GUARANTEE that the music is una
bridged, and sold by first-class music houses at tho
following prices: ,
Artlzt’a Life WaMzcs, (Kuntter Leben,) op. Slfl, Strauss 75
Ever or Never Waltzes, (Tonjuurs on Jamals,) Waldteufel 75
Chaste Infernalc, Grand Galop, Brilliant, op. 23, Rolling 75
Turkish Patrol Reveille, ..... Krug 35
Pirates of Penzance, (Landers,) ... D Albert EO
Sirens Waltzes, •••*.. Waldteu/el 75
Fatlnltzn, l'otponrrl, • • • • • Suppe 100
Mascotte, Potpourri, • ••••• Audran 1 00
Trovatore, Potpourri, ..•••* Verdi 75
Night on the Water, Idyl, ... Op.95, Wilson CO
Bustling Leaves, • • . • • op. 68, Lange CO
Patience, (The JIngnet nml the Churn,) • Sullivan 85
Olivette, (Torpedo nnd the Whale,) ... Audran 40
When I am Near Thee, (English and German Words.) Abt 40
W ho’s at my Window, • • • • • Osborne 35
liOtt Chord, .•••••• Sullivan 40
31 y Dearest Heart, •••••• Sullivan 35
Lire’s Best Hopes, ...... ATeininger 40
Requited Love, (4 part Song,) • . . . Archer 85
Sleep while the Soft Evening Breezes,(4partSong,)2?i(Aop 35
In the Gloaming, ...... Harrison 30
Only be True, •••••.. Vickers 35
Inner the Eaves, •••.••• Winner 85
Free Lunch Cadets, • . . » ... Sousa 35
Tf the music selected amounts to just $1, send only
the 15 pictures, your name and address. If in excess
of ?l, postage stamps may l>e enclosed for such excess.
vVe make this liberal offer because we desire to
give a present sufficiently large to induce every one to
give Dobbins’ Electric Soap a trial long enough to
know just how good it is. If, after trial, they con
tinue to use the soap for years, we shall be repaid.
If they only use the fifteen bars, getting the dollar’s
worth of music gratis, we shall lose money. This
shows our confidence. Tho Soap can be bought of
all grocers—the music can only bo got of us. Sco
that our name Is on each wrapper.
A box of this Soap contains sixty bars. Any lady
buying a box, and sending us sixty cuts of Mrs. Fogy,
can select music to the amount or $4.50. This Soap
improves with age, and you are not asked to buy a
useless article, but one you use every week.
Watcte, Jewelry, Silyerware
25 Commerce St., East of Bridge.
While the above heading would seem to be suf
ficient to indicate the character of my stock,
yet I must call attention to a few special lines
upon which thought and care have been ex
Table Silver,
Such as Knives, Forks, Spoons, Castors and
other ware is varied in style, and the celebrated
makes of the country are among my selections.
Are of the Waltham make, with fine Keystone
cases. Gold and Silver Open Face and Hunting
Cases. Stem and Key Winders.
In gold, silver and steel frames, are King’s
make, of which I am sole agent. A silver nose
piece is attached to each steel frame,thereby
preventing rust. The sizes are varic 1 to suit
different faces.
Will be given to customers desiring Spectacles,
that selections may not be made, which will
prove injurious to the eve.
This line of stages will run as follows:
Leave Millville at 8.20 a. in., (on the arrival of
the train from Capo May), and at 3 p. m.
Leave Bridgeton at 8.00 a. m. and 3.00 p. »•«
(in time to connect with the morning and even
ing trains for Cape May*) Fare, 50 cents.
Proprietors and Drivers.
N. B.—Passengers on the Port Norris Railroad
wishing to connect wit h stage in the afternoon,
will stop off at the East Bridgeton Station.
doc.23-tf __ _
June 20-5t

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