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The Long Island traveler. (Cutchogue, N.Y.) 1871-1940, May 16, 1872, Image 1

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^K HALF A DHEAM . ^^ ¦ en tlr , Geordie ! take yonr time , ^H N ow then!\ The excited g illy ^^ Kj into the pool with hid gaff , there is ^^ Kf strag g le , and, then he lays on the ^^ B a fine salmon of ei ghteen pounds at ^^ B disengn g ing the fl y, i t is fonnd too ¦ ^3 ¦ and \ innuled\ l<» be of any further ^^ B My pouch does not contain another BSVflo .ss- . silk-bodied fly. ^ ¦ St is nn manner of use ye ' re tryin g I^Bpey ui' ony o 1 tha fal lals , \ exclaims ¦ ^Kt Geordie , turnin g out my best Lon- ^^ ¦ n acl e flies with no small amonnt of ^^ Bin ; \ I'll jist rin awey ' to the manse ^^ H yonder; Mr . Finlan ties a fl y th at ^^ Aill in ony we ather , and he 'll gieyour ^^ Br nne , I ken wee! \ ¦ ^ ¦ itl e he takes my compliments to his ¦ ^Bence. I fling myself down beside my ¦ JBlry. lie was u:y first salmon , and not RB ° proud was I of his silvery aides and S^Hc t Conn. But the morn ing was hot ^^ V the beather -tiitYs comforta ble. I ^ ¦ ed n scgar , and reflec ted on the old B' '\ 9 tlrut had brou eht me . William ¦ n \\ 1 ' lftfe of the Bengal Civi l Service ^^ ¦ ic bunks of the S pey. ^ ¦ iu nisrlit- Mde of London , during the ^ ¦ ou. o ffers many curious sights to the ¦¦ >\ pliilosnplier . Heighte ned b y (he W m ' 3s overh ead , and lit bv the glar e of ^ ¦ iin meroii s ff fts n»ni|w , the con trasts ol ^ Wonaul e life and pover ty come forth ^nmire stro ngly than during dnv . The ^ ¦ m ot the great city does not often bnb- ^ ¦ J\ the surfac e before evening. Wealthy BjMire does n ot thoroughly rouse herself ^ ¦ U 'tinner or hall beckons at sunset In ^B p curie can the various aspects ofhigh ^m low hie in London he so well studie d Htindor tlio corridor of the O pera wh e n ^m pr i ma donna ' s las t notes still quive r W iie memory , or in front of one of the MB tre s when the onrtui n has fallen and B lurhts inside have been dimmed. Wh at Bush of splendid horse* , what a whir l of ¦ leols , nnd Babel of excited shouts iVom ¦ \ \gtf ling coachmen , policemen , nnd iren- ¦ tnen , ns « Lord AV carri age stops'Sho K'Ji.i U i\y B \ , bro \S , \»n> is brough t ¦ > wi th a sudde n check I How stranoo 1o ¦ e young and lovely women , exquisitely ¦ vs>c <l and orna mented , huddling tORtth- K hrf r i ? ,lr \ i eBt and J\ 08 * d,8 » , opntohle ¦ f t heir sisters leer at there from the wet ¦ no mud , wi th smiles obviously duo to the * luonco of gin I Then the doshlng off if » vciitnniM gentlemen in searc h «f a cab , Wlr , T} T n P tr n w,,,ou il '» \fwn an ¦ union, by nnotliw part y. whil n ?.!.« «,„. ¦ niin vainly attemp ts to collect his ladies •-tlio subsequen t feelings oi these ladles ¦ i ter the exposure to cold and wet , when ¦ hoy do get Wo noab nt Inst-nll this ,, and I ' C' y |, 5 ,to, , » thoughtf ul mind ¦ J ith plenty of reflect ions. Look at that l eal , te 'T ' ^\\ Ptlon is the E Li51'*'; 5™° * MW0 * hor viol «t •yc Kb u i n \ her , oon 'Pn n lon ' 8 sallies , and t f 1,0 , r , ° , h P 0 '\' *\h «\>t becomin g ¦ nr inliio flush I This ton minuloa ' wait \ I mil 1 a IT 1 IT ar \ th . w . nrrnnt' H° \»» K i i i * 0 . al \ ,t >« i nnd handed hor in. ¦ Alas! has „ 0 not handed l.or into a honrie Mnm t Jll '° T mo(I »t n H«n» \ne night in I I \ L r VJ. L W™> , while a dri lling E o L,l im, t, ?\ J htti l 0,t O'foftJ tliat b \ l o w '' C l \ nr *Vl«ff the confused flight! n'l m 'M * ,h,n Bt o my ho»el. The onffor- • I •' e n™?\ T'\ l w , cro « tm w,tl,ln pn»li- vr dii.. ™ w '\> «Mnof>, the fliontro be- W oMrr Z ,n «Vi \troot'w\WBB \ o rMb VIi i u ' \ f„I ft * Ir ' .. ,, ' n, ' B»«»'»nf tn of St. «• IL „ 0 \' n ,. , i ol,0 . R0 ^ who in •' \\ oven. •« t ho ?l\' i,h n . b rWMHh of Nklrt -frn nt I, , ,,e the awning with i t •onng t\i Miioi vSf' J, ft \ 1(1 m, ,o . wHlt \ on, ° »''• um mninn T'10 ra l\ ^ J 5 \ Pltewwly on i- ! '0 < ?' « \ , \ H P^ty lio nii-dresH , but t 11 ' ''\ I nn ,r, '1 1,0 «\•\{ ''* ™non. I »»e)i»n»n . P i r.J. \ i m ' ft,,<1 \M n°ro \ »nnn , j Cftn i t boflr to geej roar fr | on(] getting so wet. Take my umbrella tin your carriage comes. 1 ' \ 'What, you here, Robinson ! How kind of you ! The very thing, isn ' t it ?\ (this to his companion.) \Let mo hold it well over you. There !\ and having ended hi sj>eti7s coins, he suddenl v remembered — \ Oh ! Miss Frere , Mr. Robinson !—but where liavu you sprung from , old boy, eh? Shall I see you to-night at the club? No , by the way, I sha n ' t be able to come up to-nig ht; h ope to see you thoug h to-mo r- row. —He re , John ! here!\ and in less time than I take to write it the carriage dashed up, Buchanan handed in the young lady, who had onl y time to thank me with a word and a still more gracious smile , an elderly lad y and gentleman hurriedl y got. in , Buchanan dropped the wet umbrella into my ar:ns , with a \Ta , t a! old boy ; many tbunks , \ and they were whirled away, leaving me with as little ceremony, I rejected , as if I had been engaged by the th eatre to stand at the door and pro- vide ladies with umbrellas. However , Buchanan doubtk - . - . -; mea nt nothing by it , I thought: he looked very much io love with hi s fair companion , and probably b ad not many idea s for any one else at present. Small blame to him , for she teas very pretty ; what eyes she had , and what a smile! Happy Buchanan! and here I must walk solitary home to my hotel. So I lit m y ci gar and strode on through the dri ppin g crowds. It was long before I fell asleep, and e ven in dreams the winning smile , the graceful fi gure , the dainty lace that was so cruelly besmirched by the rain , and which formed the head-dress of Mis* Frere, constantl y intruded themselves. Her face was one which deriv ed much of its charms from beauty of expression , a\d few faces so provoking l y fix themselves in the memory as these. Next morning at breakfast my thoughts recurred to her , the n the paper came ; I finished my chop, bustled off\ into the city on business , and fo rgot her. The examinati on for the In- dian Civil Service was beginning in a fe w- days, and work put everythi ng eUe out of my h ead. In due time I was appointed !o one of tbe vacan cies , and (it was before the present system) received orders to be ready to sail in three months. One lovely afternoon that August , ! had rambled from Penzanc e , where I was bid- ding farewell to friends , dow n to the stern g rani te cliffs which , hung with a wavin g fringe of gray lichen , hu rl back defiance on the - 'ii^es that so frequentl y assault the L:th\' s End. It was a g lorious scene tha t I surveyed , looking over the brok en water that runs so swiftly among the blunk reel ' s off the headland on to the Longshi ps Li g hthouse , and then to the illimitable Atlan tic beyond , like the vast unknown future which lay before my life voyage . Suddenly laughter and voices struck on my ear. Turning round I saw a party of lad i es wul gentlemen , followed by servant *, with hnsket s nnd cloaks. Evidently it »v\s a p icnic party, so I went on with my meditations while they passed round a shouhK r of rock , whence occasionall y bursts of merriment floated over to ino. At length u lad y, in a li ght gauzy mus- lin dress , girt witli a broad pink sash a la frondt , inn) accom panied by a man who was earnes tly chatting to her , pa ssed be- tween me and the sea , clamberin g over the rocks. As ho passed b y he looked up ; i t was Buchanan. He uttere d a cry of sur prise , ' whereat his par tner, the fair Frondoiiso , raised her head , and once more I beheld the face that had burnt itself in- to my memory the night aftert hc theatre . I t was fresh , gay, and lively, as the glitter- ing waves before ns , while , as wi th them , slumbered und er its arch expression un undercurrent no t to be fatho med or un- derstood ail at rmce. ¦ 'Wha t! Robinson ! where have you dropped from , old fellow?\ said Bucha- nan. \ I remember you we ll , Mr, Robinson , '' added the lad y. \ What a romantic place to meet in 1\ \I could not forget you , Miss Frere , \ I observed , in n il seriousness , for such was the thought that at once passed throu gh my mind ; then adopting a lighter tone for Diichnnan ' s benc ht , I said , \ Haven ' t you brough t a pnrasol to shade me from the sun in my time of need at present t\ \ No; but we have plenty o f champagne nnd lee to cool you. Come nlong round the rock I\ \Do c ome, Mr. Robinson ! it will please papa to be introduced to you—and a fam- ily picnic , \ she added with archness , \ is generally so du ll. \ There is no need to describe the oil arm of the picnic , to me at least , heightened ns it was by the pleasure of watch ing the varied expre ssions that swept over Miss Frcre ' a face , to die out (as Wordsworth says) in hor eyes , and by the singular rook-scenery amongst which we fea sted, Buchanan we* very attentive to Miss Frcro, and I had no doubt that a few more month s would boo them married Declin- ing a pressin g; invitation to dine with Mr. Frere that evening , as I had to leave Pen- zanco for town , I onee more lost sight of the face that possessed such a strong at- tr iti on for me. Shortly afterward s 1 started for India , nnd after five years ' ser- vice , during which I had nevoi- torgotton Miss Froro , though T had heard notl inn either of her or of Buchanan , J returned homo for a years rest. Hitherto my story has dealt in sudden- ly chan ced kaleidoscopic combina tions ; it will now honomo more stendy , That summer I spent with my brother nnd sis- ter at Guildford , nnd wns returning there by the last train on n lovely July nl«ht , from n orlok et-mntoh at Alder shott. Sud- denly there wan a viol ent lurch , then the carriage seemed to spring into the all ' , turned over on one side , nnd after plough- ing up the ground f or n few yards , sub- »w *d nlong with nil behind it into a pen- end wreck , covered with , clouds of diist, The engine hud gone on, and the nnrriiigo I was In , having run off the lino , hart car- ried oonfnsion end ruin Into all behind it, To my utter amazement , beyond a good shaking I was iiot hurt ; so having extri- cated mysel f frcm the smashed carriage , I proceede d to ' .l^l p the other passenge rs. There were very fe w of these , and none worn seriousl y iiurt. though confusions a nd broken heads abounded. Loud was their w rath , and dire their threats of ac- tions , a nd of the compensat ion th. - y would exact troui the company. I left them to their grumblings , and passed to a first- class which had not been overthrown. B y th e aid of the guard ' s lamp, we saw a lady sitting with \lasped band * , apparent- ly paralysed with tenvr ; while , to add to the conf usion , a thunderstorm now- broke forth in a diluge of rain. It was out of the question to leave the lad y where she was. *' Madam , \ said the guard anx- iousl y, \ I triiBt you are not hurt. \ The lady did not stir or speak. \ Mad am , \ I said , coming to the rescue of tlis guard , \ suffer me to hel p you out: youmnst not stay here ; pardon me!\ and i took her arm and tried to raise her. She bu rst into a torrent of tears , wi th he r hands before her face , but without ut- tering a word or rising. I saw that she was utterly unhinged in her mind , thou g h it seemed fortunately not hurt in person. Whav was to be done ? Guard and I l ooked at eaoh other in.doubt ; still she c ould not be mffered to remain ; so I took up her dressing-bag and cloak which lay on the o pposit e seat , and banded them to the guard , On doing so , a name caugh t my eye , which was engraved on the lock of the former article— \ Ellen Frere. \ It touched an old key-cote within me , but that was all , and I applied myself again to remove the lad y \Thank tiod !\ a t last she said devoutl y, and I star ted at her accents. Once sucl. ton es had vibrated in my mind , but that was all gone—still , could it—could it be? Swifter than tho ug ht. I sei zed the guard ' s lamp, and i n the rudest but m ost eager way hel d it up to the lad y ' s face. There were thci well remembered violet eyes, suffus ed now with tears , the fair che eks blanched with terror , the half-opened lips that had twice before so powerfull y at- tracted my fancy. \ Now then , sir , lo ok alive !\ sai d the gn/.rd roug hl y. I awoke from my amaze- ment. \ Miss Frere ! how very fortunate ! I ¦ •un thankful indeed that , you are not in- jured. You remember me?—Robinson , whom yon met at the Land' s End? Now you must let me take you out , and I will see to you , and not lea ve yon till I have safel y banded you to your friends. \ ''Mr. Robinson!\ she said dreamily ; \ ah , yes ; I will l eave this now , \ and she took my arm while I hurried her out of the train. Luckily the accident had hap- pened a hundred yards from a little sta- tion , and we were s oon under its shed , she trembling convulsively still , and . .las piug my arm ti g h tly. 1 let her re- mai n silent for a t. 'w minutes , I then poured out stime sin -y for her from my tlask. This re vived . t-r. and she said , witli a s weet resuinptio . oi her old grace- ful manner— \Mr. R ohir son , how can I thank y ou \ enou gh? but v ^at shall I do? I ha ve forty miles yet to tr avel to S , nnd my lm. 'gnge lost , and I with such a headache ! so sh aken with it all!\ \The first thin g is to telegrap h to yonr friends a t S that you are safe. To wh om where ymi going?\ \To the Lam bett s. \ \ They ar e friends of ours , oddly enough. You mus t let me telegraph them \ that you canno t \go further to-night. Then stay wi t h ns , only n few miles on—with my mother nnd sister. Thoy will do every- thin g in their power for you; and you can go nil t o-morrow , when you have res ted. \ A t this moment the station-master ' s wife came to beg Miss Frcro to enter hoi h ouse till o few carriages were got read y to pruoend , nnd I devoted myself to hel p- ing the wounded , and doine , wha t could bi > dope to •1!evintothe<r sufl' erin gs. Tn an hou r the road was sufllciensl y clear for an en gine to take three or four carriages on. Miss Frere accompanied me , and much to my mother ' s amazement I took hor home. I t was quite clear that she could not pro- ceed , for she fainted more than once before I got her snfel r housed for the night. Nor could she 1 . nve her room for three days. It was impossibl e for the above events to have happened without my having old feelings strongly recalled to my heart. I wa s miserably anxious until she was able to bo brou ght into the drawing-room. 1 wis decidedly in love with Miss Frere. T could not , however , do more than worship mv goddess assiduously , as if that did aught but heap fuel on the (Ire ! She was a rich man ' s only daughter—na y, bis only child. Mr. Frere had been down to sec her while she was ill , bu t had boon obliged to hurry oil' , and gratefully com- mend her to our further care. What right had I to interfere with h<s plans ? Another consideration had still more weight with me. She Unci never named Bnohnnnn , which I ma gnified into an ac- knowled gment that they wore , e ngaged— especiall y when J remembered the familiar t erms un which t hey had been on the only two occasions when I bad previousl y mot Miss Frere , How could I bo so trou «onn- ' > lo jo my friend »s to undermine him in his abacn to ? Clearly T could not make love openly to his Jfancen. Bu t I was no t tied nil the same ; and I , too never mentioned his name, Our talks became Ionizer and more confi- dential , Sometimes I cren rend to hor. Then there were always little care s to be attended to , flowers to bo put near hor conch , her f.linwl to bo arranged over hor ftjot. nnd so forth. It was n sweet yet n terribly dangerous thing tobo thus brought into such close relations wi th a lovtly and luvuabto girl. rorl inps she felt it too , for she wns In no lively mood the Inst two days of h« visit, Tlio end must oomo to the sweetest dreams. Miss Froro was now wel l enough to lenvo on the morrow i I ,was to depart tor India the following week, Natnrnlly that evening we were neither very cheer- ful . M y sister was gone to visit a friend ; my m oth ar knitted in silence. Twilight crept i and broug ht i ts store of sad memo- ries. W e were to part for a long term of year s to-morrow . S' .ili how could I speak of love ? Be base to Buchanan and abuse his trust ? never ! At length Miss Frere rose and went to the piano. She had a li ght touch , and a vo ice as full of expression as her fane. Af- ter a few short bars , she broke into the dreamy music of \ Faust , \ and sang with the utmost pathos. I listened , leaning on the back of m y chair in raptures. Pres- ently she stopped , and remained scvited at the instrument as if in deep thou ght. I had nevur till then noticed tl.at my mother bad bee n called out of the room. After a pause I rose. \ Miss Frere , to- morr ow will end the sweetest week of my wh ole life. \ \ Will i t indeed ?\ (Here was a stopper on enthusiasm!) \ Can yon doubt it ? And next week I go to India. I positivel y hate India !\ \ Ye s—no doubt. \ \I hope , Miss Frere , that you will be very happy . I am sure that you deserve it. \ \Do I? bu t thank you all the same!\ and still she remained pensive. At length I said desperatel y, \ Well , T shal l sometimes—often — think of yon. When is the hap py day to be? Excuse my askin g, but I feel quite an old friend , you know. \ \ To-morrow . \ \ To-mor row! Good gracious! Miss Frere , wh at rfo you mean?\ ' She looked up startled. \ To-morrow. Did vou not say, when was the unhappy day ?\ •' No ; I said when was the happy day ?\ \What happy day?\ \ Wiia t happy day ? Why—when -.- wh en—yon—know—well—when you are to be married. \ \Ma rried!\ and she jumped up and opened her eyes widely— \ married ! who ever said I was going to be married ? What do you mean ?\ I remained piient a moment. We look- ed into each other ' s faces , and then fai rly laug hed. \ Wh y, of course , \ I said ieelin g very much relieved , \ I thou g ht yon were go- ing to marry my old friend Buchanan. \ \ Marry my cousin Dick , whom 1 have known from his cradle ! Who ever th ought of such a thing?\ \ Then if yon ate not going to married , I—( *' \ I am not going to be married at all , I tell you , \ she said archly. \ Bu t , Miss Frere—Ellen—don ' t let ns make our li ves a waste for want of words. If I asked you to be married for the sake of v ery old. old love that I have cherished for you. and b-jcause— well, because of our preservation the other night \ —n ndT drew n ear and took her hands— \ eh , Ellen?\ \ Well , if yon n*ked me , perhaps I might possi ble consent to change my mind \ Hu t that was all she said , for in ano ther momen t she was nt my heart. Af ter a moment more I said , \ Well , when i s the happy day to be now?\ \ When you like. \ As our conversa tion then began to be somewhat insensate , af t er the mann e r of lo vers , and she had declared she would go wi th me to India , and I had avowed my in tention of never taking her there , I may as well s top. * * » ? * » Here stops Geordie wi th the flies. Now y on soe , gentl e reader , why I am thus on- joyin g dolce /ar niente on the grass by t he side of t he S pey, I ' have no doub t you can guess that Ellen is up at the Lodge with her father , nnd tha t my good fortune In securing hor for a wife with n couple of thousands per annum , was all owing to my moralizing tha t wet evening in the street— \ af ter the theatre. \ I re - marked then that a young lady left out in the rain of ten stepped into a hearse ; in Ellen Frere ' s ease i t was luckily into her marria ge conch. Does , —The sense of duty seems to be yery strong in dogs , and the perseverance with which a dog will perform a self- imposed task , day after day, fancying that it ia bis mission , is sometimes very amusing . There is a dog in Now York that every day follows a Broadway omnibus plying be- tween some up-town street and the Ba t- tery. Ills business is to keep as near the omnibus as possible , and this he does with wonderful real and often at the risk of his life. Sometimes , when the street i* very much encumbered with vehicles , ho takes to the sidewalk , along which ho cantors on three legs , —an affec tation common to bis kind , —stopping when the driver stops to take up passengers , and seeming to take as much intere st in the business as though he were a s tockholder of the lino. This ani- mal hat frequently been run ovfr , as Is eviden t from his scars , as well as from his being sometimes coaled all over with mud; but bo continues to follow zcaloubly the particular 'bus of his directions , the dog- star of the destinies of which he apparen tly considers himself to be. A Hewv Dosv,. —A toamrtor lately drank a doso of medicine which was in- tended for his horse , and docs not moan to doctor that animal any more , as ho thinks that the diseases are few which can possi- bly bo worse than the remedy. The little dose which ho took was compounded of the following ingredients , Corrosive sub- limate , can tiiaritlos (S pani sh flics), mer- curial ointment , oil of wormwood, oil of turpentine , oil of spike , njtrlo acid , and vcrdigili . Murdered by Burglars. Chas. H. Ph elps , a jeweler of New Yovk was killed by burglars who were at tempting to rob his house. Hearing a noise Mr. P. made a search and had reach- ed the recess under the stairs which led to the th i rd floor when he saw two men rush past. One was instantly seized by Mr. Philps , and a strugg le e nsued. While M r. Phel ps was strugg lin g with this thief hi s confederate came f < his assistance and seized Mr. Phelps by the arms. The first th iet then ra shed down stairs , ran out of the h ull doer and escaped. Mr. Phel ps clun g to the other , and a terri ble struggle for the mastery ensued. The thief was the more powerful man of the two , and Mr. Phel ps , finding that he was getting the be st of him, shouted for a friend in the house to come to his assist ance. The f riend heard the call and started to come down the steps. At this the thief re- doubl ed his exertions to free himself from the grasp of Mr. Phel ps. Finding that he co uld not do so in time to escape from the other gentleman , who by this time was half way down the steps , ho pulled a re volver from his breast pocket , and placing the muzzle close to Mr. Phel ps ' b reast fired. The shock caused Mr. Phelps to loosen his hold , and the thief darted for the stairs. Ph ysicians were called who declared Mr. Phelps ' .wound mort al. His wife , who was in S yracuse , was telegrap hed for to come home , and hisdaug hter , who was at boarding-school , was sent for. On ber arrival she fainted awa y, and w as witli difficulty revived. Lassoin g a Wild Bull. —We bre ak- fasted a li ttle before seven , says a cor re- s pondent , w riting from California , and then wen t out on the great common to see two vacqu eros lasso a wild bull. They very nearly separated the animal from the herd , dro ve it at full tilt towards us , and , when it threatened to ran us down , whi z z went the ri<ita , and , though I looked with all my eyes , I saw no thing except that the a nimal stopped in mid career , and tumbled over as thou g h i t were shot. Thereupon the vacquero coolly got off his horse , first wind ing the end of the rial a about the pommel of his saddle , and thereupon 1 saw the most curi ous part of the whole business, The horse , a mere pony, s tood with its fore legs planted f irmly, and a very knowin g look in his eyes. Presen tly the bull began to to s truggle ; he managed , by a sudden m o- tion , to rase himself half-erec t; but the horse quickly took a step backward , ti ght- ened the rope , and down wen t t he bull , hel pless. This was repeated several times , till I did not know which most to admire , the horse or the man who had so thorough - ly tau ght it. Lowest Ttpe op HuMANiTV. —On the Island of Borneo has boon found a certain race of wild crea tures , of which kindr ed varieties have been discovered in tlio Phi- li ppine Islands , in Terra del Fue go , and in South America. Thay walk usually, almost erect on two leg , and in tha t atti- tude measure abou t four feet in height. They are dark , wrinkled nnd hairy. They construct no habitation , form no fuiuili ub, scarcely associate together , sleep in oaves and t rees , feed on snakes and vermin , on ant ' s eg gs and on each other, They can- not bo tamed or forced to any labor , nnd are hunted and shot among the trees liko the great gorilla , of which they are a stunted copy. When they are captured alive , one finds wi th surprise that their uncouth jabbering sounds liko articulate language. Thoy turn up a human faou to gazo at their captors , and the females show instincts ol modes ty; nnd , in fine , these wretailed beings are men. Evkky Man to His Tn*nit. —An In- genious but over-conocitoil man undertook to mond a tin tea-kettle . lie hud mcu tinners do the thing, and knew ho could do it too. In prodding wound tlio bottom of the kottlo for weak places , ho found one where he least expected it , and ran the brad -nwl through his finge r. Whereupon ho howled with nngnlsh and dro pped the kettl e on the bond of his infant son , lying pr one on the floor at his feet chewing a ' rubber ra itle, The infant' s head was bml l y out , nnd , in t' iooxdit ement which followed , another young Puroell managed to tip over tlio s Idor nnd ontoh about a spoon full of It In his little shoo , and added his lusty y ells to tho futnlly chorus, The unhap py Piireoll tlod up hl» flirger, put sticking plaster on the bab y ' s head, plaste red oint- ment • •!> the boy ' s foot , nnd left the to* kottlo nt the tin-sho p on his way to tlio doctor ' s. A DiiuKJ CEN fellow In Tuoll , Indiana, a few dnys ngo, caught tip liinlittlodimg h- qor nnd throw her neroHH (he room , iti ' jurin g hor severely nnd p< Hums fiilnlly , Now tnnt ho in sober , ho •deel are s that he will commit suioitlo If tho child dies , | &!rc SDnfoelcr. I i [SHED EVEP.Y THUR SDAY, at UTCHOGUE , L. I. TERM S: $1.00 a Year. . TER RY , Publish er. Wishing. If all amoBsmonta of the .nind , S Trom I ig ic down to fishing, Kie re isn ' t o r. o that yn-j . - .a n find So very cheap as wishin g, vory c ' t oice diversion , too, ¦ If wc but rightly use it , nd not , as w o a r e apt to d o , Frevert it and abuse it. wish a common wish indeed— Sly pure o was somewhat fatter; bat I nu^li t choir tho child of need . A nd not my pride to Hal tor ; bat I mi , 'ht make oppression reel . As o nly good can nvtk? it , n d break the tyrant' s rod of ateel , As only gold can oreak it. wish that sympathy an 1 lovu , A nd e v e r y hu m a n passio n p at hath its origi n above , IWould come and keep in f as h io n ; p at acorn , an d jealousy, a nd hate , And CTery base emotion , faro buried fi fty fathoms deep, Be neath the waves of ocean, wish that modest worth might be Appraised with youth and candor ; wish that innocex eo were free From treachery aud slander , wish that men thoir vows would mind , Tha. 1 wo men r^ ' or wero rovers ; wish that wives were always kind , And husbands always lovers. Whatever you dislike in another take c are to correct in yourself. Troubles are like dogs , the smaller tbey are the more they nunoy you. . Genius unex alted is no more genius thitu a busbel of acorns is a forest of oaks. The Brewers ' Association of the Uni- ted Strtes represents a capital of 8300 , - 000 , 000. A good word is an ea s y obligation ; but not to speak ill requires onl y our silence , wkicb. costs us nothing. \ . A Connecticut editor offers to \ vacci- nate , free of charge , all new, prepa ying subsc ribers to his paper for thirty days. \ At C}ear Lake , Iowa , on the first of May, every citizen was expected to brin g at least one tree and p lant it in the public square. Tho greatest tiv:t6 ;ire is contentment ; th e greatest luxury is health ; the great- est comfort is sleep ; and the best medi- cine is a true friend. _ Josh Billings says : \ If n man has gov eighty thousand dollars at interest , and o wns the house he lives in , it aint much tro uble to be a philosopher. \ When the Prince de Conde was tol d that his enemies called him a deformit y, \ How do they kuow that ? \ he said ; \ they have never seen my back. \ Turquoise necklaces , rin gs , and ear- rings are the most fashionable st y le of jewelry worn at p rerent , and are beauti- fully set with pearls and diamonds. Lord Baxfield , the Scotch jud ge , once said to an eloquent culprit at tho bar : \ Y ou ' re a vera cle ver chicl , mon ; but I' m thinkin g ye wad be none the waur o ' a Iiangin ' . \ All tho new spring bonnets are trim- m ed with a profusion of lace and flow- ers. The favorite combination of col- ors seems to be a delicate shade of blue and ^ ccee color. A new dan ce just introduced into so- cial circles , is called \ The Baltimore Cotillion , \ and promises to be a rival to tho hithert o popular dance known as the \Bo ston Di p \ A new style of earrin g is composed of three hoo ps , one within the other, the first ring bein g studded with small dia- monds , the second ring of pearls and the third of tur quoise. The lon gest bridge in the world is on the M obile and Mont gomery Railroad , between Texas station and Mobile. It rests on iron cylinders , has ten draws , and is fifteen miles in leng th. A resolution was offered before tho American M edical Assoc.itiou b y Dr. Earner , of Vir ginia , nnd adopted , that members of the association should dis- courage the use of alcohol for stimuli in their remidics. _ A bright little g irl nt Milton , Wi scon- sin , havin g b een desi red to write a sen- tence introducin g the woid \ carrion ,\ presented the following to her teacher: \ Bad children often carri on . in church when they ough t to bo quiet. \ On the first of May tho U. S. Depart- ment of Agriculture c ompleted its dis- tribution of seeds in the entir o countr y. This was much earlier than usual . The Department cium ot , therefore , com ply with the present requests for supplies. Alnd y teacher in an Iown school lately rmnishod n boy for kissing the bi g girls by making him stand up before all tho scholars and show how it was done. Sho found this policy wouldn 't work . Tho boys thou ght it capital punishment , and it bad to ho abolished. A gentleman in London latel y in mak- in g return of hisineomo to tho Tux Com- missioners , wroto on tho puper: \ For the last three years my income has been somiiwhnt less than £150 ; in the fnturo it will bo moro p recarious , ns the man is dewl from whom I borrowed the rmmoy. \ It costs something to be elected in tho British Hou se of Commons. In a recent , . contest in Yorkshire the legitimate ex- penses of the successfu l candidate were officially re ported nt $53 , 010 , wlnln tho unsuccessful antagonist had had to pay 842 , 150. A member of parliament re- ceives no salary or pecuniar y allowa nce of any sort. Till! flonsK S, —All good peo ple will fully indorse these , The Oh io Farmer ' * remarks on humanit y to old horse * : It is a common , practice in this country to make old homes break tho colt and too often ' work with them for years. I t is hard for an old hone to work with a col t or a young active horse. Old horses , like old men , a re often oapabl a of performing moro hard work than some young ones , who can bea t thorn far an hour or moro, Tho old man want! to . take • moderate jog and can hold out nil day, but a litth immoderate exer tion for a tow minutes nnstrlngi him pqrhnps for all day. An old horso driven at the t->r of his speed a few mllei spoils tho day ' s journey , When once mode sore or strained , tho result is stiffness the next day. Tho old horse Miould not h.iul bin lond to town and then he lowed to trnt ha ck . I t doos not in)nre him as m uch to do tho heavy work wi th al ow motion as to do thn light J obs at tho fust gilt, Again , the old hone requires moro tlmo to oat his nicnls nnd ro»t his nurvo s Of all animals tho old horau Is the worst abused , Although , ho has boon thn most fai l hiul nnd pr ofitable servant , yot In liU old ago tho lash is applied to force a youthful vigor long gone, Tlio older ho grows tho moro ho fools the lash, Ho Is often turned nut of doors to glvo pl ace to the col ts, Alt tbeto thin t s arc Inhuman and shameful , Brevities. JOB PRI > TIX G P->=: ;t Short Notice and at pricea that defy I competition . Correspondents and Canvasser * , wanted in CT- e ry village.

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