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The Long Island traveler. (Cutchogue, N.Y.) 1871-1940, June 06, 1872, Image 1

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AFTER BAHY DAYS. J* Nat han , l have had a letter fro m New Xork. Mr s. Grims b y w rites that she will s pend the season in the White Mountains. \ \ Ah!\ Nathan ejaculated , in !n\s most far away man ner , handli ng his knife and fork cl umsil y, as if they were weapons ol delence , aud gazinjr with a very un-Na- thd n-Iike expression away from the com- fortable tea tab le , wi th its delicate blue rimmed service , and the placid , good na- tu red lad y behind the monstrous tea urn , who >ut ivith a curious ai r of puzzled ex- portation. \ Are you not well , Nathan ? [s that nil you have to say 1\ Down fell war .imp lem ent No. 1 , the knife , a t which a lit . tlo. color mounted to the brown , hand some lace , and then a grave , sweut smile that made one forget in an ins tnnt the awkwardness of his every mov ement. • I \ Good gracious , Aunt Royal , what would you hav.; mo say ? That Mrs . Grim sby should have asked ou. consents abou» the visit to the White Mountains. Sne generall y spends the season some- where . I t' s just as wel l White Moun- tains as (Ja po May. It' s all righ t , I su p- p ose. \ \ Nathan , I hope you don 't mean to be . funn y , \ mid Aunt Royal , piteoiwl y. \ You know f nin not in the leas t appreciative. Mrs . Grimsb y ' s design on the Whi te Moun- tains has nothing to do with tbu subject about which I wish to speak. Helen , af ter a Jortg winter with tliono children, must teel the need of rest and relaxation . She must be toriibt y tired of the city and her har d , unvuryinpr life of dependence. I ww li it were possible to ask her down for a mon l h or two. \ No t knowing ji»i how this might bo received , Aunt Royal hastily made an- other cup of ten , mistaking the salt spoon lor the sugar tongs , in her efforts to loo ' * co mposed , eyeing the broad shouldered Natha n opposite. — \I suppose you have written to Mrs. Kn .yno , saying, that t.ho doors of Da rlin gs- ford aro ever open to her . Always , so hmu as it would bo pleasant for her to remain hero. \ ii £ nrh , nn ' * 8m \° was gone , and a feverish liorht gleamed down low in the depths of his grey |.yo«. Ho stooped , replaced the knife tha t had fallen , with a slight tr emor scurc oly noticeab le. Aunt R->y«| loft tho cup of ton alio had in no wi. <o wnnted , it being the thi rd cup newly drawn, and enmo aro und the table to ay her hand fln the dark , strain , !* hair , and ti> toll Natha n bow good of him to Kiwi f her this, I'tyi™ , hi» not been out of town but onno , I think , since her husband' s deat h j wha t n treat it will be-Onrli ngslord is ot is best , now , too. I shall write and ask nor to comp iif once ; J could not , certain . IV, bolero namin g It to you, Nntltnn. Poor Uir i , what n sur prise i t, will be. \ •Ann * Royal, ns Nntlian Cnrling sford onlliM bor , was n ,clcnr , fjood soul , ful l ol nij ij iiWo sclmmon unci surprises , which , o blly enough , never socimvl ' to turn out H. tlshtctoi 'ily in the end , more to her sur - prlso th an any one ' s of her aommin lnne*, i tM vJ r y* fow ' Willow* , one of the most uonutiful far mhouseH In tlio Hudson river omiiitry , hnd been left solely to Nathan tJ Bilmmifmtl , when n lad of sixteen , ton yours before this Hamm er evening, when we find him taking tea with Ins homo- KM'par, foster mother , friond and adviser , Mr * . North , a distan t relative uf his (other ' * soivnd wile , who Imd not survived him a yonr. Aunt Royal ImJ grown to look on tlio cheer y old hoiwo , ivith its KnlcUor - njekor gnulutt nnd ponderous «tono ling- Binw , on her liomo dining tlio Hie time of the Inst Mm. Onrllng imrd. After her • loeoiino , tlio place , without a mli trow , fell •\ lo ruin * , nnd young Nathan , woofully • voHnu; the nuua of a woman about tlio homo to koop him from sharing the com- mon fate when he returned from his studies , humanel y offered ber the position , and it was gratefully accepted. She bad remained all thu?e years , makin g a weak pretenc e of uoinjr back to Vermont every vear , •hough the pond Nathan had never failed to effectually discoura ge this project. Aunt Royal w ent away with her bed room candle , and sat for a lout\ while over a letter to her n ' ece , Helen Kayne , anx- ious that it might be couched in just the w ords that would bring her down to the pleasant , old house for a few week\ . \Such a dear girl as Helen , earning the bread she eats by a life of d rudgery and serfdom to three o ver-fed , lusty tyrants. I dare say th ose Grimsby cbddren have worn htr to a mere shadow. \ The delicate affair was at length des- patched , the letter closing with a few aff ectionate remarks , lay enveloped and sealed with the great pretentious seal of the Royals , which had remained in the good lady ' s possession an untold number of years. Aunt Royal extinguished the candle , in which very many foolish moths had scorched themselves , and crossing the worn crimson carpet , checked with g reat ba rs of lifrht from a summer moon climb- ing above the laurel tree that grew against ber window , she gazed down on a still fi gure b elow with brawny arms folded, and finel y poised head thrown back , a good -natured lion at rest. \ Nathan is a good fellow. I think he once f ancied Helen , a t least admired her bri g ht lace and companionable ways. To be sure there has been a great change in her , poor dear , but sbo would make an admirable mistress for Carling »ford—no one betti -r. ( wish 1 mi g ht bring this about ; it ' s quite trait ; Nathau thoug ht about taking a wife. \ The next morning, to Aunt Royal' s otter surprise and * utter consternation Nathan Carlingsford appeared at the breakfast table in a gray traveling suit , with a linen llag lan thrown over bis arm , and to her burst of inquiry declared that he had .suddenly conceived the idea of tak- ing a jaunt for a month or six weeks. She mig ht have the Willows to herself , or to any com pany she choose to invite down. She w as at all times to have iust what co mpanions she desired , and for as long a time as site or her guest liked. Aun t It-yaVs prim cap frill had not in the knowledge of any one ever seemed so awry and out of order ; the soft gray hair , uniformly as . smooth as bilk , was actuall y fallin g down in wispy lit tle curls about the sweet motherly face , and Aunt Royal presented a disagreeab le contrast to ber usually p lacid self. v ' Nathan , you moan that you ate not going to stay at home to welcome the com pany you have invited down to Carl - imis lord . The fishing and fowling com- rades yon spoke of , you can ' t mean for them to arrive and find the place witbout a host , Nathan ?\ Na than smiled a little , and be gan a vig- orous onslau ght on the tea and muffins , but witii an air of not relishing the repast. \ The h-liing and fowling can wai t , Aunt Roynl , for u month at least. I surrender Carlin gsford r»» you until I return. Have you not ofte n vowed it would be a goo d thing to get rid of a great , loutish fellow who tramps in and ou t at unseasonable hours , keeping the bouse in » sad 'S tate of tumble and uncleanness , with no end ol whims and fancies to reconcile 1 You don 't wonn to say you have not said all t his , and more , Mrs. Nor th ?\ \ As if it wore not your own . house Nathan , to turn compl etely round, if you cluwo ; \ said the good lady with an ag- grieved tone , and the ver y nearest approach to dissatisfaction that was possible to her. She saw her wtll In tcnttoned designs upon the mas ter of Carlingsford Willows diHippcnr in a whirl of vapor , not unlike the steam from the nozzle of the diminu- tive hot water k ettl e , which , during the progres s of the impor tant tea making , occupied n stand at her elbow. \ I believe Nathan Carlingsford means to go on until tbu end of tbo chapter , oat- ng bread like a visitor in his own house , w ithout one care as to what is to become of him during all the yt>ars to coino , nnd treating with downright injustice scmo good woman who ought to bo mistress hero. \ This was when the wron g-headed young man had tinito gone —not a vestige of him remainin g, save a room disman tled of n few familiar things to seo which was to soo Nathan , and a perfect ocean cf paper , scraps of old letter * nnd n vast ' num ber ol articles almost wi thout name or charac- ter , which lmd resulted iiom a strange mode of clearlt ^ drawers nnd packing portmanteau * (peculiar to men liko Curl - ingsfoid) with nil things on top that shoul d be nt the bottom , and such confusion and utter desolation behind an no woman , wit h u well regulated , orderly housekeeping turn of mind eouid bo calm under * Mrs. North was a model of propriety and neatn ess , from the snowy laco enp to the hem of tlio grny stuff dross on which no speck or spot had over boon soon. Nntlian in his mannish disre gard ol tlio vtornnl Illness ol things , hnd, during a long and intimate iiciftwlntiinc p , boon n grodt trlnl to lior. Hlw had per sistently followed up her enrly tnnohing s with Hcnreely the good etleot hIic hnd hoped nnd expected , and nt loot hnd submerged nir other desires ubout Nnthnn in tlio prowl schema of mnr - rylng him off tosonio orderly little woman , who , beginning with non t tind fresh prin- ciples , nnd n young energy, might in time accomplish , something in the redemption of this casta wny. Tim donnin g of debris irotn Nntbtin ' s deserted chamber , and the restoring ol it to its wonted wholesome aspec t , with tho stir nnd Initio consequen t ii|>on preparing npnrtni on t* for her nelco Helen , who wn« expected dnily, brought back the oven temper and cnlm nplrlt s for which Aunt Roynl North was ao wel l no ted far nnd wide, Wo will not dwell on her surprise anil ohnfjrin nltor tlio receipt ol tho letter from nit co Helen , begging to decline her kind invitation. •' Not for anything, dear Aunt Nort h , would I spend any time at Carlinsisfni d as a visitor , althou g h if you were very ill I th ink I should do what I could. I am deep l y forcible of your go</d motive in this , but am compelled to decline. I think I sh all remain in my present employ, and perhaps accompany Mr s. Grimsby to care for the children , '\ et c. \Not for anythin g spend any time at C arlinesford as a visitor. \ Aunt Royal sat dawn in her c-ano--eat rocker with a very blank face , and held o ff the mysteri ous aud oi k-uaive epistle as one would som e refreshing entomolog ical s peci- men , a nd re-read the lines quo ted , frcu a sa le distance , with pusicively a faint angry flush in her cheek. \ And wh y not ? indeed , very many young woiuv u would be happy at the b-ire mention of s uch a efcanee to catch a hus- band , to speak nothing of such a one as Na than Carlingsford could be in spite of his ill-a t-ease manner. I really would not h ave believed such jierver sity of Held ; Kayn e—earo for the child ren , indeed !\ Thwarted in her amiabl e p la ns and ma- chinations at every turn , Aunt Royal gave way to the distempe r caused by. so many d isappointments , and went strai g htway to bed in a cool west cnambe r , with its white dimity trimmings and great pink vases full of double red ros-es and feathery as- paragu s sprays; bad ber bead bound up. a nd hei little hand maiden 'Hannah to sic a « ar o ff; quite at the toot of the white cur- tains , and ju *t within range of her eye. and waft up and down—with the lazy undulatio n of a great wil low boug h—a grea t , gorgeously lined fan. \ T o think that I can have no influence with either of them , after all these years , \ Aunt Koyal muttered , watching with a dreamy se nse of comfort the approach and w avering retreat of the peacock teatheis. \ Ma ' a m ?\ innocent Hannah queried , leaning loiwaid on h er brown , dim p led elbow , opening her giay eyes in conster- nati on at this new evidence that her mis- tic s* \raudered in her mind. \ Hann ah Hurst , never care (or any- bod y ' s welfare , and don ' t eve r lay up ' any plans and bopes so long as you live. \ The peac ock feathers went quite out of sig ht and lay on the cool , checkered mat- tin g, and Hanna h' s gray eyes blinked at Aun t Royal ' s sudden energy . \ Do y ou bear , child ; n o hope!- , no p lans live on. and let things come ubout as th ey will. \ \ Yes , mu am , '' said Hannah , beginning ¦ gain to set the air in motion with the green an d purp l ish gold fau. Aun t Royal's sense of her wron gs and h er .surrounding s gro w fainter and taiutir , and understandi ng her release from these symptoms , Hannah wen t, softly out of the room , clo sing it up with a delicious sigh of gl'tducsA tha t she was neither a rose or an as paragus spray, to stay day and ni g ht within tour w hite walls , with only a drowsy blue bottle buzzing against the hig hest, pane in the wind ow , anil Aun t Royal lying very still behind the spotless bed drapery. Freedom was what Hannah lon ged for , and getting clear ol the white garden gate , with its yellow hone ysuckle drooping over , a be rushed on over clover p inks nnd purple heortseu- .e , down th rough a meadow , green us velvet , quite a t the further sido of which a narrow s tream ran gurglins; over i ts pebble* , and in w iiicb was reflected the blue patch of pure sk y, noddin g plumes ot white alder flowers ; nnd Hannah' s brown , gy psyish face and rounded aims. , cl as ped about a wealth of monstrous red and gold flag lilies nnd wild sweet p°n. And now for this incorrigible Nat ban. I gnoring n certain horror to be had of such flaun tings up nnd down , at tho very time when he considered the whole world had far better stay a t homo and keep q uiet , Nathan determined lor once to spend his summer as other men did , in eatinj \ , drink- ing and idlin g over sultry beaches , knock- in g about shells nnd sea rocks with his boot heels , and wishing himscl l , we did not doubt , fifty times a day, in tho wide , cool avenues ol Carl i ngsford Willows. Nathan had nlsu a groa t dislike to noixe nnd dress , and tho confusion a ttendin g a fashionabl e resort . Htft awkwar d movc- ments and reticent manners bo knew he would find it har d to coun terbalance , even with so much money , and prepared to see the poor result In his favor , b y tbo side of o ther.men. He was not one to desire the fine opinion of ninny 5 tbo only one in nil the world ho cured to think well of him quite bated him he know lor some unknown reason , nnd it was nothing now that other women disr egarded him. Walkin g on alone , over the hard , yellow beach , tho third day after his nn Ivnl nt the seaside , ho caught on tho end of liisslcnc lnc walkin g-stick a bluo veil belonging to s.nri-i ono below on tbo rocks , and strolling on bvann to look for h possible ownor. He found , looking about everywhere for tho iniising ar ticle , a slender li ttle figure in gray , wi th straying locks of damp, dnrk hair , and chocks like dripping water lilies —«u stainless and pure , Nathan knew that figure nnd t lie sweet , aliilrli ftbly beautiful face too wel l. Wliot should ho do? Go away unobsu i ved if ho could f No , it whs too late i p!iu raised two wistlul brown eyes , and flushed pain- full y. \ I beg your pnrdon—thin is yours , I bolievo , \ nnd tlio veil wan awkwardly pre- sented. Taken in silence , n groat pnu *i> ensuing, till a big wnvo hnu rolled tin in white Irl tipjs nnd subsided , nnd tho br.iwn eyes looked up earnestly in the disturbed fiico of the mnn whoso heart just then boat hnrd ngnin «t his bosom with the recollection of old pangs , Na than CnrllnR gford , seven yenra before that , had yielded up his good mid genoi ou* heart wholly to tbi* woman, who stood before lilm for tho first time nineo their hurting, loved tier with the only lovo ol Ills Hie. beheld in her all tho virtue * and graces lie .doomed any good womnn should possess , and fancied bis passion not whol l y without return. AH these things—his love, his bopes and apprehension—h o bad co nfided to bis bosom friend , John Kayne. who sympathized with his position and volunteered his services as embassador , as Nathan felt himself unequal to asking any woman to marr y him. He f elt his very way of putting \ it would go against him , and accordingly, ui Kayne advised , he wrote with trembling hand all that he could have urged , and sen t it by his friend. The letter had not been notice 1 or answer- ed , nnd , hurt beyond expression , Nathan had gone away fro m home for a year or two , and on returning found that bis love Helen No rth * had becom e the wife of John Kayne , who bad been drowned within the yea r. He lon . eed to take ber in his arms , feeling that there could be no other woman in all tbe world for him. He had never crossed her since , and beard thro ugh Aunt Royal , in a ci.sual way, t hat Mrs. Kayne wa s living in New York as a nursery gover- ness. \ Hel en—Mrs. KtTyne , this is a meeting [ had not expected. I thoug ht you were— \ Going headlong to a grand committal , Nathan stopped , and colored painfull y. \ I came down a week ago with Mrs. Grimsby. The re she is sow; shall we joi n her 7\ \ No ; at loast not just now. \ Some thing m ust c >me , i f be died for if . bis hfart was full t' . overfl owing with a tenderness he fancied had been quenched. \ idj s. Kayne , if .you could have taken notice of my declaration made some years airo , answered it >n some way, I think I should have felt more ••onfen t than I ba ' ve. f t bir.k I could have borne a plain ' no , ' ha rd ns it would have been , be tter than— just nothing at all. \ \ An swer to what ? what do you mean? ^* r. Cailingford? I never received a dec- la ration of anv description from you in my life. \ . Th e brown eyes were Atarwg in graud su rprise full at poor Nathan , and the pretty cheek growin a paler and paler. '' 0. the villain , \ said Nathan , in a ter- rific rage , which lasted but a moment. \He len , think. Did not John Kayne deliv er a letter to you confessing my love , and asking you to be my wife , s even yeais aio 7\ '• I never had one word from you after we parted , \ the woman said , in great ag i- tation , thinkin g how much pain and heart- burnin g would have been spaced her had she received that letter. •» '' H eln , \ the man ' s voice trembled and 'gsetp- liusky as he was about to ask a ques- tion which had been down deep in his heart uncovered for yea rs , \ could you have returned my love t hen ? What would have been your an swer to me 1\ \ I snoul J have said ' j es , ' and acce pted your love as the one thing which sef med good iu my sig ht. \ \ My own love I My darlin g!\ Nathan Carlin gsford took her iu his arms , his long lost Helen , wi t h frequent than ks , and Celt tha t out of the store- house of the gods he bad received the most priceless treasure they had to offer him. Aunt Royal remains at tho Willows , some times thre atening the voung people to lea ve them to themselves , out of ill-w ill that they should at last fall in love and matry wi tbout aid from her. Some ti mes as Hannah sits with her pea- cock fea thers stirring the dull air and whit ' : bed cuitain e. leaning on her dimp led el bjw Us of old. Aunt Royal remem bered her caution to her little handma id and endeavors to reconcile the past and pres- ent. \ Things do corao around , Hannah , in their own way, onl y lot them be. \ Fann y Fern on the Preva iling Style. —When I say that tho street dress of tho majori ty of respectabl e women of Now York to-day is disgufting , I but feebly express my emotions. I any the respectable women , and yot , save to them wlio know them to bo such , their appear- ance leaves a wide margin for doubt. The clown at u circus wears not a more pur ti-oolorod costume ; in fact , Ills has the nil vantage of being sufficiently u tnut , \ t o use a nautical phrase , not to inter - fere with locomotion , while theirs—whn t witii disgusting humps upon their backs , nnd big rosetto s upon their shoulde rs , and loops , and folds , bnd buttons , and clasps , and bows upon Weir skirts , and striped satin pottioonts , nil too short to hide their clumsy ankles—nnd more colors nnd shades of colon) heaped up on ono poor lit tle fashion-ridden body than ever wna ga thered in ono rainbow—und nil this worn without regnrd to tomporatnro , or time , or plnoo—I nay this presents a spectacl e which is too disheartening to he comical, One cannot smllo at the young girls who are ono day— Heaven bell) thorn —to bo wivon and mothers I How it hah Bwin. — Fires have boon rnglng in tho forests, and on tho moun- tains and plnin n nil over tho count ry in oonscqiion eo of tho long contin ued drough t of this spring. An examination of tho tabl e furnished by tlio soli'-rooording rnin- guAgo at tho Cen tral I' ark Meteorological Observator y shows that tho trapply of rnin is sonro oly more t han one linlf that of last year at t uorre nponding date, Tho difference In depth of snow tvns «Ibo great , In 1871 being 1)0.11 inn,, nnd In 1872 0. 87 inn. Tho frost , penetrating tho ground imioli iloopor thin ycnr than last , which was doubtless the chief cause of tho de- struction of to many trees and hodgou in tho country. \ Curb Merch ant /' is the Rochester name f or street loafer. H ow to treat a bankrupt acquaintanc e —t ake bo note of him. \ Hea rth and Home \ laments th at people no longer write letters , but onl y notos. Someb ody defines mock turtle , as kissi ng before company and fighting aft erwards. It cos ts a Calcutta Hindoo about a dollar and a half to have but bod y buried in good style. A \ girl\ died recentl y, in Portsmouth , N. H. , who hod been in fc!je service of one family 69 years. A Florida jail not havin g had an in- mate in four years , the c ommissioners have turned it in to a corn crib. Portu gal objects to its skilled labor emigrati ng to tbe XT. S., and is taking measures to keep laborers at home. Those wlio value themselves o n their ances try have beeu well compar ed to po- tatoes—all tha t is good of them is under- ground. Schoolmistress—Job uny, I' m ashamed of you. When I was your a ge I could write as well as I do now. Johnny—Awl but you 'd a different teacher to what we ' ve cot. A S cotch peasant girl , on arrivin g for the first time at the turn- pike gate near- est Glasgow , knocked and enquired , \Is this Glasgow ?\ and being answered in the affirm ative , asked , \Is Peggy in ?\ The grave of the late Col. Ja s. Fink , at Bnittleboro , was buried beneath a pyramid of costly flowers on Decoration day. A car load , costing $3 , 000 was cent from New York to be piled above his head. A California m an requested his wife in a ball room to boKl the baby of another man ' s wife while he danced with the bab y ' s m o ther , but she didn 't hold it. Some wives are toe disobedient to put up with. A man in. Weutfteld , Mass. , thou ght to purif y his well by generousl y throwing in a half bushel of lime. As there was but three feet of -water in the well , he has had whi tewash chea p and plenty ever since. A Blo omintrton , 111., man scalped a friend b y accident latel y, merel y to show bow it was don e, supposin g he had tho hack instead of tbe ed ge of the knife. Tbe friend has now a thorou gh concep- tion of the o peration. A rural citizen visited a Boston restau- rant , heartil y enjoyed a cup of delicious coflee and was on the point of leavin g when asked if he had n 't forgotten some- thin g. He said he believed not , as \ One of the nei ghbors said tea and coffee was on tbe free list now. \ A lunatic in Rideaii , Canada , recen tl y took a little c hild in a skiff and star ted for the falls ns he ' said on a voya g e to heaven , bein g an angel sent for the child. Tbe father immediately started in pursuit and stop ped the madman just in time to save the little one from an awful death. It requires five millions of men , half a milUon of horics nnd eight thous and cannon , maintain ed nt an annual ex pense of seven hundred millions of dollars, to preserve the pence of Europe. This is exclusive of the cost of forts , arsen als , ships , wagons , tents , hospitals , etc., etc Makin g a Newspa per. —The New York Humid when Bennett first started it vu not much larger than a sheet of letter- paper , but it gav e much light , minute and cheerful news, H was full of short para- graphs , printed in tmall type , and was an eminently saleable a rticle. It sol d well from ti n- first day, bu t slill Bennett had nt fi rst a terrible tiiuo. The extr eme cheapness ot tho paper rondorod him ab- solutely dependent upon Iti advertisers , nnd yet lie dared not charge them more than fif ty cents for a square of sixteen lines. So he had to cut down the oxpon- ooh to n minimum. He did everyt hing him- self. He swept out his cellar , ho carried tho paper to the few subscribers it possess- ed in the morning, ho wro te tho editorial * , ' tho news , tho cri ticisms. Ho did the ro» porting and tho book-keeping— all , in fact , that was done, Ho snt behind Ills barrel! nnd bin plank , placidly writing, and when any one enme for a paper , ho never looked up, but just aal d , \ put tho money on the counter and tnko one. \ His working-day wnn sixteen hours , In tho morning, from S to 8 , ho wrote editorials , in fife bed- room. During the business hours ho was in tho cellar engaged in ordinary routine of editorial work, about 1 o ' clock , hav- ing provided abundant copy for tho com- positors , ho Bullied forth Into Wall-street to compile stock-tables , and to got matter foriipiey pnragrnphR. From 4 to 0 ho wnn In his oflioo ngaln , winding up tho business of tho day. In tho evening ho wna abroad—nt tho theatres , or concert , hal l , or public mooting, which wore faith- fully written up nnd handed to tho print- ers before ho wont to bed, Ho thus , like Allan , horo tho whole weight of hlo world upon his own shouldcm. A young mnn nt a wedding in Brand ford , Gohu., recently, while promena- ding with n lndy, chanced to appr oach tlin officiating clergyman, who, happen- ing to he donf, and mipposing them to bo tho couple ho came to unite , immedi- ately mnrriod thorn in «pito of their ro- monBtnnoe s. They nccep. t fld (l:o situa- tion nnd commenced houseke eping. Brevities. i^ 1—> B* @% S/ nbekt. wnWJS TgED EVEBY TiiURSDAT , at 5 CUTCHOGTJE , L. I. I TERMS : $1.00 a Year. L. F. TERRY , P ubl isher. I it if wo met in an old log road , 'he ro tlio leaf-mold clung to her email bare heels , i instcail of woodland flowers , he r load ' ai, a string of trout and silver eolw ? go wn was ragged and limp with dow , at it rounded a pair of hp leudid bipu ; ch red lorr pnt ran flashing throu gh or startled pulses to checks and lips. * ¦ bnlcRomo bronze of her ruddy face ' a- - like ripe fruit in n bovor of green , 1 nli e walked tbe world with the easy grace nd firm , free step of a woodland queen , dew had mointened the jetty hair liat waved and floated anout her bead ; light a g limpuo of tbe Bhoulder u bare , he sparkling eyes and the lips of red. y a glimpse of the tattered gown , s she dimmed from view in the leafy way , lance of tlio shoulders , plump and brown , nd a leg as plump and brown as ibey. 11 wandered on by the yeasty stream ii try for tho trout that would not rise ; [ walked all day in a misty dream t li ps and shoulders an'l curls and eyes. . I tho ug ht of a damsel , city bred , f narrow shoulders and doubtful spine ; It false hair frizzled about her head , ad false life beveled by rule and li ne , kill ed and hei-diess in wifely cares , ipe npive . vapory, worthless. When mother half bates the child she bears , he re shall we go for tbe nation ' s men ? I I take the lot that tbe Pates (lociej , Aud m v fancies fail mo one by one ; But tha woodland maid In her beauty free , Is tho dream I'll drea m till my life is done ^— . .. T K . The Woodland Frineen. The late James Gordon Benne tt of the New York Herald always betrayed ^ de- sire to retain the ownershi p cf tbe Hera ld up to the moment of his death. He lived only for that purpose , and any commenda- tion was ever a key to his heart and g ood will. But be was no t unmindful of the duty of disposing of his prope rty. Shortly before his wife and dau ghter went to Europe , the venerable journali st made a will which was satisfactor y to the family. He deal t out his wealth with a princel y hand , and each of his three heirs are now the absolute owners of millions of dollars. The following are said to be the princi pal provisions of the will : To his son , James Gordon Bennet t he gives tbe Herald establishme nt and Herald Building on Broadway, and al so the prop- er ty on Fijlton , Ann and Nassau streets , formerl y the site of the Herald. _ It is said that the will also provides that youuc llr. Benne tt shall not sell the Herald , and th at it shall remain in possession of the famil y. To his widow he gives tho mansion , corner of Thir ty-eight street and .Fifth avenue , wi th other rea l estate up-town. To his daug hter , Miss Jeannet te Ben- nett , he gives his mansion and grounds on Washin gton Heig hts , and also some per- sonal property and mementoes. The above are said to be the provisions of the will m ade by Mr. Bennett a few week s before his wife % sailed for -Europe. It is asser ted -that he nei ther altered it nor made ano ther will. - Th e whole period of his recent illness was used by him solel y to prepare for his last end. Miss Jeannet te Bennett is now about ei ghteen years of ar ;e. ffor father and bro ther literally doted upon her. Sbe^was educa ted at the . Convent of the Sacred Hear t—and so anxious was young Mr. Bennett to have her remain there , that when a governess whom he had emp loyed sen t her to a different institution in his absence , he dischar ged the tuto r and took Miss Jeannette back to the sisters. An TJnddtift j l Son. —A cuno'- .s case which recen tly came before the Thames police cour t is thus described by the Pull Mall Gazette : \A mother prosecuted her son , William Mason , aged fourteen , for a ttempting to commit suicide by throw- in g himself from a window. Mrs. Mdson said her son came homo one ni ght , nfter being out all day, and a sked her for money and food. She declined to g ive him any money, as ho was a bad boy, bu t promised that , he should have some food If ho wen t to a si' ' .ation she had pro- cured for him. He rushed on to the window-sill , and was abou t to jump off , when she cau ght bold of him and drag- ged him back. He then trie d to choke himself , but she polled his han ds from his throat , which was quite red nnd swollen. He tried to jump out of the win dow again , but she kept a ti ght hol d of him , and , calling a police constable , gave him in charge. He had thr own himself down stairs once before and in- jured himself seriousl y. She had done all in her power to correct him, but wi thout avail. On one occasion she heat him until he was bl ack and blue. Mr. Tngot sent the prisoner to prison for a weok , and said be would see wha t that would do. \ noitnuiLE if TituK , —Tho slavers of tho South Sea Inlands have a barbarous wny of securing their human ¦ stock in trnde. According to Commodore Ma ikhatn , a British commander on tho Australian s ta- tion , tho men engaged In tlio slave trade tnakn treaties with the ohiof of m tribe who has a feud on band to supply liiui with so many head s of his enemies in ex- change for live eubjoot s of his own, There are different methods of decapitation pur. sued, Tho corroandor ' s informant hnd been an oyo-witnoaa of a sceno In which the murderers lined (heir knives. A brig lay to off an Inland of the Sol omon group, and a eanoo full of men put off to her from tlio bIiok . ' , Aa tlio eanoo passed under tho vosaol' a atern , her stern-bout , which hud been loouoncd on i. h' [juso , wna suddenly dropped on • it , smaahlng it to pieces. Bonts wore lowered and tho na- tives pulled into thorn , but not to bo rescued, As booh aa they were seized , thoir bonds woro out oft ' over tho gunwale of tlio boat with long knives, Tho British aro taking maaauro s for tho suppression of this horrible traffic. Houns. —Tlio Secretary of tho Tron aury of tho United Stntn a , linn directed tlio Aa- altitnnt Tren auror at Now York to with- draw tho 91 , 800 , 000 8 por cents , $5 , 000 numbering from 8811 to 88S0 inclu sive ' ; 810 , 000 numb ering from 8052 to 4100 In- clusive , dated from August 1 , 1808 , to August 15 , 1808 , interest to oonuo .Tuly 81 , 16755. J \ Tho Union Piiclflo road lost $800 , 000 by tho mow blockndo , The Will of Jamei Gordon Bennett. JOB PKI NTIJTO Done at Short Notice and at prices >hat d«fy, competition. Correspond ents and Canvasaer a wanted ta av» ery village.

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