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C g o C k r W f f i^ ^ 1 j a n ^ H E T PUBLISHED EVURY WEDNESDAY, c . c . w m H S ^ t i SW I s ; so ir , EDPTURS AND PROPBIETOES. T E R M S s Countyounty att willill bee sent postageostage paid,aid, foror 316060 in C a w b sent p p f 31 in advanoe. No paper will be ?ent oat of tSe County unless paid for in advance. No paper '’■“'•\\tinuod u n less a il a rtearagea a r e p '* '’ — the option of the publishers. BATES OF ADVEBTISING; One square, one week„. One square, two weeks.... One square, three weeks. One s q u a re, one month... One sqaare, two inonths. One square, three months One square, six months... One square, one year...... (TWBI.TE LINES MAKE A SQUAl ••11 ■ 400 “ l l w am o u n t th a n a s a u a r e . will be made to those ’ear, for any greater S F E G I A I . I S T O T I C E S . DEMOCRAT ESTABLISHED 1842.J A 3 s s r x > X ^ X ’O P ’OO'JL.JBS I IG a ZETTE ESTABLISHED 1863 0 . 0 , WITHEK-STIHJl & BOK, Proprietors. The Union and the Constitution. TERMS;—$1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. lalf a century, limself and VOLUME XXXV. HERKIMER, WEDIESDAY MARCH 29. 1876. lUMBER .33. “ I t -w o rks l i k e a c h a r m . ’> R enne ’ s M agic O il . This is a purely vegetable, general family: edy. Sleep i t in th e house in case o f emerge TRY IT INTERNALLY pain s hu m a n Gesh is h e ir to. Sold by a ll dealers in Medicines. WM. BENNE & SONS. Pr< ang2oylaIt Obstacles tq Marriage* H a p p y R e m b f f o b Y o u n g M e n TO CONSUMPTIVES. The advertiser, having been per­ manently cured o f that dread disease. Consump­ tion, by a simple remedy, is anxious tojmake known to his fellow sufferers the means ©f cure. To all who desire it, he will send a copy of the prescription used (free of charge), with the di­ rections for p reparing and, using thosame, which they will find a su e e C ube for CoNSUMPiioif, A sthma , B eo h c h itis , &e. Parties wishing the prescription will please address Rev. E. A. WILSON. 194 Penn St., Williamsbnrgh, New York, dec29m6 E R R O R S O F V O X J T S . A GENTLEM AN who suffered ff>r years from Nervous Debility, Premature Decay, and all the effects of youthful indisoretioi •wall, for the sake o f suffering hum a n ity, sene free to a ll who need it. tho recipe and direction for making the simple remedy by which he was cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by the a dver­ tiser’s experience can do Bo by addressing in perfect confidence. d e e ^ JB. OGDEN, 42 Cedar st„ New York CALIFORNIA! E CHICAGO AND HOSXH--WBSTEEir KAmWAT , ^ .N, M in m s o IOWA, JNEBRASKA, C a l ifo b n ia a n d th e W bstbrn T ek e ito b ies . its Omaha and California Line i8 the shortest and best route for all DOints in JN OBTHBEN lz.IJ3TOIS, loWA, J>AKOTA, i^KBBASKA, W yoming , C oloeado . U tah , N b t a p a , C a u f o r - NiA, O eegon . C h ina , J apan and A h s t e a m a . Its GMcago, Hadifion and St. Paul Line I s t h e s h o r t line for N obtheen W ise M innesota , a n d for M adison , S t . P ai D hetth and all points N orthwest. iTMC an d a ll ■iaivBW *»SiM9t>f^XuWr1SilnO\ ■SIN a n d .UP, M in n e - th e Gres ' IV’E NATOHT FOR SUCH TO SPARE. BY COEA B. BBITTON. Tbe^ostliestmwels glistened And nestled in her glossy curls Were gems so wondrous bright. The whole g reat room seemed glowing W ith their resplendent light. '’bich held the costliest flowers That were blooming in the land. But soon a servant’s visage Shone on the scene so f a ir : “ Madam.” (it was a kindly voice) “ A beggar waits down stair.” *' H e b a s a a w e e tai Which wears a 0, may I give him I And. let him res Impatiently the fair h and flashed Its jewels through the a ir: “ Tell him he must earn his bread— I ’ve n aught for such to spare.” A tear rose to tho servant’s eye— A te a r to God m o re b r igh t Than those rich diamonds flashing forth Their ever dazsling light. She slipped a ooin in the beggar’s hand As ho slowly turned away. The p atient smile on that haggard face Haunted h er many a day. But the heiress ’mid her splendor. Thought not of the beggar again ; What knew she of the world’s d ark woe— Its poverty and p ain ? Too many eyes are blinded By the diamond’s brilliant g lare: Too many beggars hear the words— ■■ I ’ve naught for such to s p arel” But the day is swiftly coming When all shall be made right; And the servant sitting near the throne May wear a crown that’s b right; While they yrho scorn the heggar, And bask in diamond *s g lare. Will find a fearful justice Ig waiting for them there. Eor when they beg to enter Within the city fair. I fear that Christ will answer I ’ve naught for such to spare.” THE FIRST VIOLET. Sweet violet, that out of view. Through snoW and sleet and shower. S^a.sL k e p t a. speck, o f lieavenly blixe X q bless this vernal hoar* Qhe eonld. w e le a r n th.3^ g e n tle a r t When trouble clouds our skies, To cherish in our secret h eart A hope that never dies. ®he . f turg l i l f e The Black Saddle-Mare. K arl Voa Danderman lived near the town of Greffelbach, on a small straam emptying into the Kocher, in the department of Jagst, in Wirtem- burg. . E a rl owned a mill there that he had bought since he become an old man. It was an old miii, but a good one, and K arl bad as much grain as- he could possibly grind brought to his •lace. He ran the mill two years he found he was weak,Jie hired a me, and tUcu, lu growing blind and stout man to come The person whom he hired was Hoffman, a poor deformed man, with such a hump on his back as made him almost frightful to behold. Karl's family was a small one, tbere being ojnly himself and Barbara Xiuben, who was only fifteen years old, and yet Karl declared she was thei best cook He had taken her hei >me and'take charge. Martin in th e c o u n t r y . sought the maiden’s hand, butahe had turned them off without a question. At length there came a young man whom she did not dislike. His name was John Fostern, the son of an inn­ keeper in Greffelbach. But Barbara was discreet, and resolved, ere she al­ lowed her affections to become fixed by further intimacy, to put John to the “ Come, sweet Barbara,^ you must allow me to love you,” said the youtb, upon his knees. “ And why should I do that?” she asked. “ Because I would have you for my wife,” was the response. “ You are plain,” replied Barbara, “ and I will be equally so. Before I can give you any answer, yon must Dundei I’ Because K a ^ Von Dundei old foster father, irmao, made me itil proinise never to marry a man unti he liad done it.” * “ And hav< ly tried it yet ?” Yea—eleven have tried and fail- saddleVonl Through weary uwnths of rain and cold, To s w eeten now t h e a ir . Oh. c o n ld wo-eiim lato t h y s k il l To nurse, through days of gloom, A p a tien t f a ith t h a t watolies s ti ll lo hurst in odorous hloom. Not always in this wintry world Shall Hope negleofced lie. But soon its grace shall be u nfurled Beneath a i ‘a irer sky. Green Bay and Marquette line Is the only line for ff anesvihle , W a t b e t OWN, loND Dn L ac . O shkosh . A ppleton . G reen B ay , CM( Freeport and Dubuque Line ly route for E lgiu , R ockpobb < “’■* points yiu. Fi L o , ‘reoport. Its fo and Milwaukee Line Pullman Palace Cars F.r ««Dncii Bluffs, Omuiiu, uud vuliforDlu, Two thrauBh. train s daily. witH P u llm a n P a lace D r a w in ^ l i< ^ m a n a Sleejpiojg: Oars bb.roa£li. to F o r St* P a a ! a n d Minneapolis^ T w o tbirongbl trains dally, wltk Pullman. Palace Cars attaoKed on. both, t r a i n s . , For Creen Bav and Lake SnperlAr, 3!wo trains daily, witli Pullman Palace Cars attached, and ranning through, to Marqnette.. F o r llilw a n k e e ,. F o n r tliro n g h t r a i n s daily. P u llm a n Cars o n n iglit train s , P a r lo r C h a ir Cars on day trains. Bor Sparta and \Winona and points in M innesota. One T h rongh T r a in d a ily, w itli P u l l­ man Sleepers to Winona. For DaimqoB, via Freeport, Two tliroHgli k H allm an Oars o n n ig h t train . tralils d a lly.-w itk H allm an Oars o n n ig h t t r a i n ' F o r Dni>nqce a n d L a Crosse, v i a Clint*B. Two throuiih trains daily, with BuHm»a Qara o» llight tram to McGregor. Xo-wa. For Sionx city and F.xnkton, Tw« trains PuilmBD Curs to Missouri Valley June?- daih For Lake Geneva, Fonr trains daily. F o r R o c k - f o r d , S t e r l i n g , K e n o s h a , J a n e s v H l 0 ,-and other points, you can have coTOer Wells and Kinzie S treeti\ For rates or information not attainable from y o u r h o m e tic k e t a g e n ts, a p p ly to MARVIN HU6HITT, Gen. Sup’t, Chicago, W, H, STINNETT, Gen. Pass. Ag’t, Chicago. m W DENTAL D E E IG E ! Pr. T . A. HOARD, fSOM the hew YBRN SENTAL SflllESE, rS prepared to do all kinds of work X appertaining to Xn th e m o s tth o ro n g h a n d e fiioient m a n n e r, u p o n brief notice. OFFICE OVER BURRELL’S DRUG STORE, ♦IN POPPER’S BLOCK, M a in S t r e e t , H e r k im e r . Office hours from 8 o’clock to 12 a . ii „ and from to S p .M . juneSOtf G E O R G E W . S M I T H , Airij ml Goisir at lai, cover D e im e l & Soherm e r’a Clothing Store,} DESCEJminiSwflCEm, 3i5r. -S '- ^^^W^praotioe in the State, and United State* J . D . H E N D E R S O W , Attorney & Counsellor at Law, OEFXCaEr S u i e Hsdl w ith Democrat & Oaxette Office \JSitaim i S * . , jB C e z -l£X m e x * « JA C O B H . W E B E R . A T I O I E N E T A . 1 X .A W . S p e c ial a tte n t io n given to CONVEYiNClNO, Cojr- t e a C tin o and L b a s in o . A ll p a p e r s draw n in » p la in , legible h a n d , t h a t c a n be r e a d by peo~ pie now 9B earth. O f f io e s a m a r o f C ltiirek a n d P r o w e e t H t r e e t a , HSTUOhlSBff N . Y* I.OIjrG SDFFEaiNG. There was once upon a time a Bish­ op of Alexandria in Egypt, named John the Almsgiver. A nobleman came to see him one day, and the con­ versation tnrend on a grievance. So and so had wronged him ernelly ; and never to his dying day could he for­ g i v e h iin . H e sp o k e w ith w a r m th ao^ anger; Mg face darkened with passion and his eyes sparkled, Juat a t th a t momezat th e b e ll tinkled, for prayers in the Bishop's private ehap- e l , a n d h e rose an d 'b a d e t h e n o b lem a n follow him. St, John the Almsgiver koelt; at tbs altar and the nobleman knelt Immediately, behind him.— tly the Bishop began in a loud the Lord’s prayer, and the no­ bleman repeated each part with him. “ Thy will be don® on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.” The Bishop stopped abrupt­ ly. The nobleman, .not thinking, went on alone! “ And forgive us our trespasses . as we forgive them that trespass against as.” Then, finding he was alone, stopped short also. The Bishop did not. g o on, but remained silently kneeling. Then suddenly the sense o f the petition he had made, rushed on the nobleman’s mind. The grace, of Ood worked. He silently rose'from his'knees, went forth, and finding the mau who had offended him, frankly forgave him. One day the governor of Alexan­ dria was in high wrath with the Bish­ op, who had remonstrated with him at levying * tax which was peculiarly oppressive to the poor. ' Backbiters had it his wife, and, having dren about him to love, he took little Barbara, and she was so comely and good he loved her as if she had been of his own flesh and blood. Barbara lost none of her comeliness as she grew ’ r grew me thi loved, and that was black saddle-mare he had owned-for thirteen years. She was a good beast, but would not work in harness; yet she would carry eponnouB loads on her back. But H arl only wanted her for a saddle beast, for, since he had grown old and fat, ho found it difficult to walk much. ' She was jet black in color, and as handsome in form as any horse in Jagst, Karl had owned her from a little colt^ and he would sooner have sold his mill than his black sad- dle-mare. „ Cut H arl Yon X>underman had seea this mill for the last time, and for the last time he bad ridden his black Death had come to call him He called Barbara to his side, and said: “ Barbara, you see I am There is no use in ; 1 st go—I am old ei iwer, you irmau’s black mare, and ride her up to the top of the hill and hack again. I promised old Karl that I would not marry a man who could not do this.” “ The old man was wise,” cried John, rapturously. “ He would have a man of nerve for your husband. And yet how simple a job that must be, for you can ride the beast at will.”’^ ■ “ k n d mind,” added the maiden, “ you can make but one trial.” “ Very proper,” returned John.— “ The man who could not handle so kind a beast would not be worthy of so kind a wife.” So the black saddle-mare was led out and saddled and bridled. “ Dear Barbara,” cried Postern, “ I am the happiest of men. To the top o f t h e h i l l a n d b a c k , y o u sa y ? ” “ Yfifl.” *‘Then hold your love till I am back. NTow here’s up.” As he spoke he vaulted into the sad­ dle, and commenced to draw the rein ; but—“ ,01 Ah I What the—Whoa!” But neither force nor entreaty could ihake the black mare go ahead. She ed.” “ Sweet Barbara,” cried the young man, clasping the maiden to his bo- I'kissin, irt mine.” “ I shall not lose aom and'] you. Thou Again Martin put saddle and bri­ dle upon the black mare and led her forth. Karl gathered the reins in his hand, and then put bis foot in the stir­ rup. Then, with a cheerful whistle, he brought the beast a gentle cut with his whip, and—she put her nose foi ward and trotted off. Away to the top of the hill she went, and then came back ageia,.aBd theffhealighted, ___ . “ Now what say you?” the youth cried, as he clasped the .maiden once more to his bosom. She only laid her head on bis shoul­ der, and said she was very happy. It was arranged that they should be mar­ ried in one week. On the vefy evening before the mar­ riage was to take place, the lovers sat together upon the door-stone. “ Barbara,” the youth said, “ it is me you love and not my name, eh ?” “ Certainly. . But why do you ask such a question ?” “ Because my name is not Thanhau- ser. My true name is Karl Von Dun- ilerman.” “ What, the same name as my good foster-father bore ?” “ Yes—he gave it to me.” ly father' I have given all my property to you, SaV6 fifty ducats, which I have given to Martini The mill is yours, and you must hire Martin to work i t ; and besides the mill, I leave you over two thousand ducats. Thus, you see, you are very rich, for the mill will not thing handsome bCside. Now of course many young men will try and get you for a wife. And now I must have a solemn promise from you. You shall never marry a man until you have seen him ride the black saddle-mare. When a man comes whom you do not want, just send him off at once; .but, sk o u ld on e co m e w h o m y o u w o u ld be would-be rider. Barham was sorry; and she said so,—but she could not help it. So John Fostern went away professing to be very miserable. Ivins Lovers kept coming—some for the ^ ’ ' mer at length came Peter Bothendor£ He was a wfill-Iookiog young man, of respectable family. Barbara had known him some time, and she knew him to be a good, kind man. She felt sure she should love him if he contin­ ued bis addresses, for she respected h im n o w , an d ev e n fe lt h a p p y w h en ^Buer iawTimnr(rainrff'’'T s m ^ not her\ promise to her protector, and she told Peter the conditions on which m e w h o m y o u w o u h willing to have for a husband, you must tell him the conditions on which you will accept him. He must saddle managed to widen the breach, and the governor, after ah interview with the Bishop, in which he had giv- •ent to his angry, excited feeling, - ----- ’aCB, ig the good old Bish­ op got very troubled a t the quarrel.— He could not bear tbad any should be at enmity with him ; so he wrote on a slip of parchment the words sun is settingf and sent it to the governor, who at once remembered the words of St. Paul, “ Let not the sun go down upon your wrath,”, and rising from the table where he bad been sitting, he hastened ta the old prelate, to be reconciled to him before the day was done.— 8. Baring Gould, l#*To the aged servant, whose eyes are growing dim ; to the invalid lyipg on a bed to which night brings fc not rest; to all who luf- , body or estate, we send forth this message: Be strengthened amidsC your pain with the SUblimO thought, that.though you are too old Of weak to work, yon are not too old or •weak to saUcr as did Ghriat.— Through the gateway of sorrow, you are entering into oneness with Him. —Murray darkness, fer in mind. Faith-aod obedience are insep­ arable in the life of the Cbriatian, jUBt as ill a .web, warp and woof are inseparable. the black mare, and ride her up to the hillside and back again. If he does this, then take him ; but if he does it not, t h e n send h im aw a y . JLnid, m in d you, no man can try but once. If he fails the first time, ho must give it up.” But,” said Bajbara,«then I shall for It she is, But, al- y o u cai le t thei ........... But this shall not always last, you know, for lowing It happens as you say, ■not object, for you are not to let them try unless you like them. But this sn a i l n o t a lw a y s last, y o u k n o w , th e b la c k m a r e ca n n o t liv e till you are v e r y o ld . Y o u are n o w o n ly fif­ teen, BO by the time you are thirty the mare will be But you shall and be vei can, and be very careful she does not get injured. Now to alUhls will you give your solemn promise?” lara promised very so l­ emnly. A n d E!ai‘l m a d e B a r b a r a g i v e on e more promise, and that was always to use th^ s a m e sa d d le sh e n o w ow n ei and she gave this promise hiofe real ly because her saddle was very beau­ tiful as w«ll as a strong and durable After this !Karl Yon Hunderman died, and after he was buried Barbara went home, and waaskd andloaeaome. Martin Hoffman Came to live\ with her, and though he was cheerful and kind, yet it was a long time before she could become reconciled to the loss of her old protector; but when the spring birds came, and the pretty flowers began to bloom, she laughed once mors, and her soul came back to its joyouauess. One day, while over­ hauling the papers K arl had left in his old desk, she found a note directed to. her. .The Buperscription was in E a r l ’s h a n d , a n d th e n o te w a s s tron g ­ ly sealed, She was just going to open the missive, when she saw some writ­ ing beneath the superscription, and it read as follows; “ Barbara must not open this until she is married, nor must she allow any pne else to do so. I know she will not disobey.” For a while Barbara wished to know what was inside of this letter, but she remembered she had never disobeyed her foster father while he lived, and. ah* would not darken her . remembrance of him by doing it now; and^Bo she placed it again, in the Time pawed on, and when Barba­ ra iSras seven t e e n sh e w a s o n e o f th e handwraest girls in the neighborhood. S h e » n d M a r t in liv e d p lea s a n t ly Co- I, make her want a companion. jl the next year five young lovers tried all the while, its great wheel groaning and rumbling always while the sun was up, and often by candle-light, for Martin was faithful. During thil time several men had he could coutinue his visits. “ But that is too easy a task for so rich.a prize,” the young man cried. “ I am an experienced horseman, and lay as well call the work dons.” “ But you must do it,” said Bar­ bara. “ Of coarse—and it shall be done at once, too. * Hail, happy day, that sees my love my own.’ ” And with this scrap upon his lips, Peter Bothendorf went out. Martin led the black mare from the stable, and, as soon as the saddle and bridle w e r e on, th e y o u n g m a n m o u n ted. He waved his hat to Barbara, and then whistled to the mare. The ani­ m a l’s first m o v e m e n t w a s a, su d d e n spring sideways, to the left—then, as saddenly, to the rig h t—then three lightnlog-leaps forward, and then, in an instant a rearing straight upon the hind feet, Toor Peter Bothendorf Went Over the mare’s head, and lighted in the great wate.r-butt by the fence. Barbara went sadly into the house, and Feter went sadly homei . The next whom the maiden fancied was Bodoif SUthofen, He also passed through the ordeal, and, ins reaching the top of the hill upon the black mare’s back, foand himself in the mill-brook upon his own back. Poor Barbara began to fear she sh o u ld n e v e r ^ e t a husb a n d , for th e s e repeated failures rather tended to —— Within He ?—my father ?” “Tes; I was his Own son.” Per a while Barbara was incredu- “ When I was only twelve years old,” explained Karl, “ I ran away. My father whipped me very severely, and, as I thought, without cause. I got one letter from him, in which he threatened to send an officer after me if I did not come home. Of course this was not the kind of letter to move me. I made my way to I taly; got a place in an artist’s studio, and finally gained a knowledge of the art myself. When I had become able to gain my livelihood I set about i t ; and as soon as I had laid up money enough to de­ fray my expenses, I started for home. At Mainhhardt, where my father used to live, I first learned that he was dead ; and there, too, I learned that he had left his whole property to his adopted daughter, who was not only very bdkutiful, but who yet remained single after a hundred proposals \ her band.- It was not the wish fo r _ wealth that droTrwtriwro—r only wished’to see~and know the being who had been his to love, and had taken my place; for as I grew up I loved my father more. I came, and was not long in loving you. So now you know all.” On the next day they were married, and then Barbara told Karl about the letter. So they went and got it, and upon opening it they found it read as follows; “ To Barham, My Beloved Child Once I had a son. lie left me when p s a l l i THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS. 1620-1875. 1620. Lands on Plymouth Rock and sets up for himself. 1621. Keeps Thanksgiving—in no danger of overeating. 1622. Builds a Meeting House. 1623. Proclaims a Fast Day 1628. Cuts down a May Pole at Merry Mount, as a rebuke to vain recreations. 1635. Is crowded for accommoda­ tions, and stakes out a new farm in Connecticut. 1637. Makes war on the Antinomi- -ausraErfT-the F e q u o t In d ia n s , aud whips both. 1638. Starts a College and 1640. Sets up a Printing Press. 1648. Goes into a Confederacy—the firs^Colonial Congress. ~ 1 6 4 8 . H a y s dow n th e CaBc Platform, hangs a Witch. !. Coins Pine Tree ghiilin! 1652. imbridge IS Jr'ine Tree Shillings, and ' makes the business profitable. 1663. Prints a Bible for the Indians. 1692. Is scared by Witches again, at Salem ; but gets the better of 17Ol. Founds another College, which after a while settles down at New Haven. 1704. Prints his first Newspaper, in Boston. 1705. ^ Tastes Coffee, as a luxury, at h is ow n tab le. 1708. Cooatructs another Platform— th is t im e a t S a y b r o o k . 1710. Begins to sip Tea—very spar­ ingly, It does not come into family use till five and twenty years later. 1711. Puts' a letter into his first Post Office. 1720. Eats a Potato, and takes one home to plant in his garden, as a cu r iosity. 1721. Is Inoculated for the Small PoX' -not without grave remon­ strance from his conservative neighbors. 1740. Manufactures tinned ware and starts the first Tin Peddler on his travels. 1742. Sees Faneuil Hall built. The Cradle of Xiiberfcy is ready to be rocked. 1745. Builds an Organ; but does not yet permit it to be played in the Meeting House. 1760. Buys a bushel of Potatoes for winter’s use; all his friends won- -aerimff what he will do with SO ;s up a Franklin Stove in 1828. Tastes his first Tomato— doubtingly. Is told that it is un­ fashionable to feed himself with his knife; and buys Silver Forks^ for great occasions. 1833. Rubs his first Friction Match —then called a “ Lucifer” and afterward “ Loco Foco.” Throws away the old Tinder Box, with its fiint and steel. 1835. Invents the Revolver, and sets about supplying the world with ir, as a peacemaker. Tries Gold Pen ; but cannot find a good one yet—nor till 1844. Builds a real Railroad, and rides on it. 1837. Gets in a Panic—and out again, after free use of “ shin- plasters,” 1838, Adopts the new fashion of putting his letter in Envelopes (a fashion which does not fairly p r e v a il till seven years labor). 1840. Sits for his Daguerreotype, and gets a picture fearfully and wonderfully made. Begins to blow himself up with “ Cam- phene” and “ Burning Fluid,” and continues the process for A MODEST DEACON. A certain deacon in Connecticut was on his death-bed. He bad been a man of great influence in the town wbere he had lived for hal But he was a man of in his estimate of himself a his cial position. One form of his lowli­ ness developed itself in an unyielding antipathv to ostentations at his fune­ ral, and in the monument which should be ereeted over his grave. He gave minute directions on the subject, and among other things, charged his family to see to it that his grave-stone should be of the simplest sort, with no descriptive record of Iwm, and not lar­ ger in size than the small stones which had been erected at the graves of his three beloved nephews who had died in childhood. His friends demurred at this and reminded him of the in­ congruity of such a stone for an adult and a man of his position in society. The old man was immovable by any such argument. His daughter then tried him with a more utilitarian rea­ son, and said, “ Father, such a small stone will be likely to be broken down in a few years. The name you know must be in very small letters, and will soon be covered over with moss, so that nobody will know whose it is.” The old saint shook his head with a grim smile of triumph, and replied, “ Weil, at the day of judgment if Ga­ briel can’t find me without a big stone to tell him where I am, Me may just p a s s 071,” years, with changes of name 0 activea ' ' ’ ’S' 1755. Puts his best room, and the task and they all failed. The black mare seemed bewitched. . By and by Barbara was twenty-one years old, and, when she looked into her mirror,-she knew she was beauti­ ful. Eleven lovers—good young meh —had confessed her charms, but they had been driven oflf by the strange fatality attached to the black saddle- mare. One day a new lover came to the mill. He said his name was Karl Thanhanser. He was not lar from s6ven;and-twenty, with a bold, frank face, a flue, dark eye, glossy hair, that hung in niit-brown curls, and stout and strong of frame. His voice was like music, and his smiles like the sum m e r ’s su n . H o h a d little m o n e y , but a great deal of genius.' He came up. first to paint the old mill—not to cover the fabric itself with paint, but to paint its counterpart on canvas; and while doing this he worked in the house, *nd took his meals there. Af­ ter the-mill was done, he painted some lore pictures of scenery thereabouts | ad then he said he nmat paint Bar­ bara’s likeness. To this the maiden readily consented, for she liked the young artist’s companionship. Be­ fore the portrait was done she wished he would ask her to become his wife, so she -could p u t him to the test. A.nd finally the queition was proposed.. JSTarl a s k e d h e r p la i n ly to l o v e h im , and be his wife. Eor an instant she thought of accepting him without run­ ning the fearful risk of losing him, for her heart would break were she to lose him now. But her truth triumphed, and she told the artist he musfride th6 black saddle-mate to the top of ih© hill and back again ere she could give him an answer. « And why is this?” K a rl asked. only twelve years old, and it own harshness that drove him away. Should he ever come back, it would be my holiest wish that he might'be­ come your husband. But I can hard­ ly hope so much. Yet ere I die, if he comes not back again before, I shall leave you with a restriction toward this end. B u t X -will not leave i t so that any unprincipled man can step in iQd claiffi to be m j ion, 11 somamlght do in hope of thereby gaining seme of the property I leave. I think my son is the only maiij beside Martin, who can ride the black saddle-mare, there­ fore J shall use that test. Yet I would not feave this to' you so that it might prevent you from gaining a husband, fo r Were y o u to kno-w m y w i s h ’ y o u might put off honest lovers without in his last hour of life blamed him “ V o n D u n d e e m a n .” use or benefit. “ Aad if ray wish kept you from a husband lo n g e r th a n y o u co u ld d e s ire, th e k n o w led g e t h a t i t w a s m y earn e s t prayer will surely remove all unpleas­ a n t feelin g s . I f y o u do ev e r see m y SOD, t e l l h im h is f a t h e r l o v e d h im wi a n d ii “ And how could you ride the black saddle-mare when none others could do' it?” asked Barbara, as they both wiped away their tears. “ Ah, it was very simple,” returned Karl, with a smile. “ I t was I Who broke the mare when she was a colt, and to prevent the neighbors’ boys, and any others, from riding her clan­ destinely, and also to be rid of the p e s t o f borrow e rs, I ta u g h t h e r t o a l- low no one to ride her who mounted her on the near side. By persever­ ance I got her so that she would even throw me off if I mounted upon the side which is always customary to use for that purpose. If you will look at your own saddle you wiii notice that it is made wrong side to,’ as others would call it; and Martin, I find, knew the secret. Of course no man not in this secret would think of mounting upon the off side; so my father knew that if I did return, I, and I alone could ride the beast. Are you-eorry the mare threw off so many lovers for you?’’ “ O, no, Karl;” murmured the maid­ en, with happy tears in her eyes, “ I am very glad, for now I nave the one. If you had been thrown off I should never have tried again.” “ XThy so, dearest?’ *1 Because my heart would have been thrown off, too, and broken in its f a ll.” Of course. Karl Von Danderman was satisfied—and so wa* Barbara— and, more than all, so was the Black Saddle-Mare.—/Sylvontts Cobb, Jr* There is no vice so simple, but assumes some mark of virtue ©n its outward parts. Jj ranklm Wtove in , a tries one of the wly-invented Lightning rods. 1760. About this time begins to wear a collar to his shirt. When he can afford it, takes his wife meeting in a Chaise, instead on a pillion, as heretofore. 1765. Shows his dislike to Stamped Paper and joins the “ Sons of Liberty.” 1768. Tries his hand at Type Found­ ing not yet successfully—in Con­ necticut. 177 0 . B u y s a h o m e -m a d e W o o d e n Clock. ^ 1 7 7 3 . Waters his Tea, in Boston Harbor. Plants Liberty Trees, lodgings for the' seas G e n . B u t n a m ^u n d e wherever he finds good soil. 1774. Lights Boston streets with oil L a m p s — a n o v e l t y Cthough “ JSew Lights” had been plenty some years beforej, 1 7 7 5 . Shows Lord Bercy ho-w to march to “ Yankee Doodle.”— Calls at Ticonderoga, to take .u_-— Sends 3r the com- mand of several colonels), with a small party, to-seleet a site for Bunker Hill Monument. 1776. Brother Jonathan—as he be­ gins to be called in. the family— declares himself Free and lode* pendent. 1780. Buys an “ Umbrillo,” for Sundays; and whenever he shows it is laughed at lor his effemin- 1791. Starts a Cotton Spinning fac- 1792. Has been raising Silk Worms, in Connecticut; and now gives his minister'(not his wife) a home made silk gown.' Buys a Car get, for the Middle of the parlor the- Cotton Gin, s thereby trebles the value of Southern plantations. 1795—1800: Wears Pantaloons oc­ casionally, but not when in full dress. Begins to use Plates on the breakfast and tea-table. ■ 18Q2. Has the boys and girls Vacci­ nated. 1806. Tries to burn a piece of Hard Coal from Philadelphia. A fail- 1807. Sees a boat go by Steam, on the Hudson. 1817. Sets up a Stove in the Meet­ ing House, and builds a fire in it on Sunday; au innovation which is Stoutly resisted by many. 1818. Begins to run a Steamboat on Long Island Sound ; and takes passage on it to New York, after making his will. 1819. Grown bolder, he crosses the Atlantic in a steamship, 1822. .Lights Gas in Boston (but doesn’t light Boston with gas till 1829). ■A-t \ last,—learns how to 3 of the ?e agent, down to and includ­ ing “ Non-Explosive Kerosene.” 1844, Sends his first message by the Electric Tplegraph. 1847. Buys his wife a Sewing Ma­ chine—in the vain hope that somehow it will keep the buttons on his shirts. Begins to receive advices from the “ Spirit World.” 1855. Begins to bore and be bored by the Hoosao Tunnel. 1858. Celebrates the laying of the Ocean Cable, and sends a friendly message to John Bull. Next week begins to doubt whether the Cable has been laid at all. 1861. Goes south to help compose a family quarrel. Takes to using Paper Money. 1861—1865. Climbs the Hill Diffi­ culty—relieved of his pack, after Jan . 1st, 1864; but loses Great- heart, April 14th, 1865, 1865. Gets the A tlantic Cable in working order at last, io season to send word to his British cous­ ins (who have been waiting for an invitation to his funeral) that he “ lives yet.” 1865—75. Is reconstructing, and talking about Eesumption.— Sends his boys to'the Museum to see an old-fashioned Silver Dollar. 1875. Goes to Bunker Hill, to pay honor to the illustrious men who coDffipaa-nded General Putnam.— Thinks he won’t inflate,, and help* strangle a Western rag baby.- TEACHING CHILDREN CaURAGE. Courage is a vital element of Chris- jhivalry. Without it, indeed, fidelity to promise tian chivalry. n e i t h e r t r u t h j can be hoped for. The be afraid when truth means pun­ ishment, and is sure to retreat from his engagements when they involve iril. We need valiant souls that ive learned to endure scorn and pain, and to face danger fearlessly and promptly when duty requires. Some parents evade this vital part of train­ ing by glosses and deception. A mother who has taken her boy to the dentist to get a tooth pulled out will often say, if he is shrinking, “ Sit s t i l l , m y bo y , i t w o n ’t h u r t y o u .” — Now she knows it will hurt him, but f-Ll YV T I t -a YF - oV» ^ .ff-vnl-rr i ^ Gets ready to celebrate his sec- jo ld e n w e d d in g b y a grand fa m ily re-union, n e x t year, in mily re-union, next y« Philadelphia. — J . Hammond ‘ the Hartford Trumbull, . C o u r a n t.” A B L I N D SEAN’S B R A V E R Y , per gross), Has his every-day Shirts made without Ruffles, 1825. About this time puts a Per- cussiotL Lock on his old musket. ,1826. Buys his wife a pair of queer­ shaped India Rubber Overshoes. Putt Oil'his first False Collar.— , Revolution. The Tries on “ Experimental” rail- jnxed, except that road, by horge power. 1 rusted off.—PAii A hotel in Le Mars, Iowa, was burned the other night. It was a small frame building, in the suburbs of the town. Some late pedestrians saw the fire three-quarters of a mile ofi; and went to it as rapidly as possi­ ble. ^ e n they got there everybodj in th e h o u s e w a s asleep, a n d in ig n o ­ rance of the fact that their passage to the ground was already cut off by the flames. They alarmed the house and broke in th e doors. S e v e r a l p e o p le escaped with painful scorche?, A Ktmily named Niermeyer, consisting o f a man and wife and six sm all cidl- dreu, boarded in the house. Three of the children, the oldest being but three and a half years, were sleeping with their father and mother. Two of them were sleeping with Mr. Nier- meyer’s blind brother in the house, aod one was spending the night away from hom e; M r- N i e r m e y e r ju m p e d ou t o f bed and g o t ou t o f t h e h o u s e in a deliriu m of f r i g h t ; h is b lin d broth­ er, With great presence of m in d and noble devotion, picked up hia two lit­ tle bed-fellow s, an d ta k in g one u n d e r each arm , m a d e his w a y to th e burn­ in g stairs. T h e stairs fe l l w ith him in his descent, but he held fast to the children and brought them safely out of the fire. All three of them were burned, but not seriously. Mrs. Nier- ieyer and her three helpless babe§ perished in the flames. Their re­ mains were found all in a heap among the cinders. Mr. Niermeyer is now a hopeless maniac. in’t h u r t : uuw uuuiiu au i/ill hurt him, uuu thinks if she can only get him by this device to get hold of the tooth, then his discovery of the pain will not hin­ der its extraction. This is a double It destroys the boy’s confi­ dence in her; for he detects her in a lie. And though it gets the boy this time to sit still, it is under the delu­ sion that there is to be no pain, where­ as he should be taught to face the and scorn it. This makes the ■ence between cowards and he­ roes. A regiment of poltroons could march up to a battery as cheerfully as a regiment of heroes if they thought there was no enemy at the guns. The difference is that the heroes know the danger and face it valiantly, THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN. A man, in want of a load of wood. Visited the markets yesterday to make a choice. Finding a load that suited, he asked the owner if there was a cord in thx^ vrzvgpon, “ I think there Is,” was the reply. “ Do you know that there is?” “ My son William loaded it up, and he said there was a cord.” '‘Well, what do you say?\ asked the citizen. “ And my other son, John, helped William to load it up, and he said there was a cord.” “ I don’t believe there is,” “ And my wife stood at the gate ag I came away, and she said there was a cord,” continued the farmer. “ There may be three-quarters,” said the citizen. “ A nd as I came through the toll- gatc the keeper said he’d eat It If there wasn’t a cord and a half,” “ He did ?” A n d a policeman stopped me a n d wanted to know how much I asked for th a t cord and three-quarters of beautiful wood!” The citizsn took it befoie th 0 load could swell any more. S inging .— We need a man here and there, to lead the world’s singing. ECow many people there are who could not for their lives, raise a tune, but al refrain „ — ! You are tder; but you will have a hum in at least; and you are quite right. But the world needs leaders, H ence the Bsalm ist rose amongst us this morning and said, “ The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” And our hearts went out after Him,—not in bis high key, not in his loud, clear, trumpet tones,—but our hearts went out after him. We said, “ That is a right song 1 and if we can not teach the lightning notes, we shall still rum­ ble and mutter among the thunder- bass !” AN OLD HIDING PLACE. A few weeks ago Jacob EI|ink, i farmer near Fox Chase, was sawinj down a large chestnut tree, when the teeth of the saw came in contact with’ some metallic substance, Fearing the presence of something explosive, he di­ rected the workmen to saw on the other side of the tree. After the tree had been felled, a gold watch, two gold pencil cases and a gold chain were found imbedded in th^e wood, eighteen inches from the surface. . They were wrapped in a soiled sock. The tree was sawn off close to the ground, %nd they had evidently been hidden at the j unction of two roots and the wood had grown over and enclosed them, The watch was old-fashioned, having a.ease which could be detached, and wa^ inscribed with the date 1740. One of the pencil cases was provided with a pen. The other had only a pencil, and was minus the seal. The chain was long, and was intended to is around the neck of the Wearer, There was also a gold watch key, which, however, did not fit the watch. The tree had attained a great age, it is supposed that tion were buried during the war iS in ques- waB unin- the hands were Aladelffhia Press. When a man oomee homo aad tries to bolt his door with a sweet po­ tato, pokes the fire with the spout of a coffee pot, attempts to wind up the clock with his boot-jack, tries to cut kindling wood for the morning fire with a paper knife, takes a cold pota­ to in his hand to light him to bed, and prefers sleeping with his hat and boots on, you may reasonably infer that he has been making tko acquaintance of some very friendly people. « ^ A n English writer declares langhter to be an absurd and uncom­ fortable habit. He would have noth­ ing more hearty than a smile. His opinion of the origlu of laughter is that it resulted from the practice o f tickling babies, which practice has mads it a confirmed habit on the part of the human race. Such ideas are laughable. “ Ma,”- said an inquisitive Jit- • tie girl, “ will rich and poor folks live together when they go to S eav e n ?” “ Yea. my dear, they will all be alike.’* Xhen, ma, why don’t rich aad poor O k r ls tian s associate to g e t h e r h e r e ? ’* The mother did not answer. jRgr Wishing to pay his friend a compliment, a gentleman remarked: “ I hear you have a very industrious w ifei” “ 'Yes,” rep lied th e friend, w i t h a melancholy smile, “ she’s never idle j she’s alwayafinding something for me

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