3 funny, uever seeming to notice my flush- exclaimed, passionately, pulling away my
d, tear-stained face, but treatiug me with hand, which he had taken. “ I know you
deference and courtesy that soothed my are Aunt Tabby’s fitterF
splings, so that I felt nothing but regret “ Aunt Tabby’s £ddlesj:i*&w he retort-
aleaving the shady cellar for the sun- ed angrily. “I never could get a de
fine without, which I had at first so long- cent word or look from you, and my only
without inflicting upon ourselves a per
sonal injury. If you see a needed im
provement) demand it aud talk it vigo
rously until the whole community is im
pregnated with the idea—until a storm of
public sentiment completes the work.
But if you can’t get everything that fo
needed, remember that in. that respect it
is just like thousands of other places in
the land. Keep on talking, encouraging,
but not grumbling. Don’t stop because
some poor mummy out of whom has with
ered all public spirit aud love of advance
ment, mourns out his sepulchral whine, it
won’t pay. Show to your live fellow that
And Ufa ssems wesry, drennr g»in;
And lam staggering tom some blow
Dealt me by the m-tn sod win—
He then that mstehkss, tavUif wnlie,
Dispel* my gloom from wage vile.
It msybe thet Tlstancy all;.
That aba 1 toted next to my Clod
Ban perished** the lest does toll,
To tlae no mote than It Cram add;
It may ba that the «qb1 la light,
Which aa a candle tadea away;
And all our beamy hopea ao bright, •
Are nothing more than eensekUaj
Yet, my mothssto smile, It *eeu.A *<B
Eternal! us the stats I«oe.
posed Stephen quickly while lie gallantly
stepped forward to re Hove Aunt Tabby
from the pie board and rolling pin she bad
nearly dropped in her agitation. “The
truth is, I wanted to steal one Of your fine
pippins; and as I expect some of your
pies at my picnic neft week, I thought it
embalmed and swaddled dust and torpidi
ty, and by and by you will see the result
of your courage and talk in universal im-.
proveuients, increased facilities for busi
ness, cultivated socU^y^j^broijd^ liber^,.
but fair I should heljrbrutg' iq# tho apples
for tUem-V-yc^n ■ ^. /Aw i,
and makes pleasant and
place where it enters.
deserted, had followed on to .-the brook,
with an instinctive feeling he sliould find,
me there. , ,-
“ Who made the greatest mistake F said
I, as we reached home. t" * '
“ Aunt Tabby,” he answered, quietly. •
A STAR_OF HOPE.
A etar above the eteeple-top,
In twilight bnt a feeble spark,
la banging aa the ahadowa drop,
And brighter bnrr.a aa cornea the dark.
Let not yoor courage from yon go*
When common troubles drag you down;
Yoor face that now la white Cor woe,
With annoy joy may yet be brown.
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ATHENS, GEORGIA,—TUESDAY, OCTOB^
SR 2, 1877.
5- NUMBER 27.
THE SOUTBM WATCHMAN
Offlta eernar •/ Broad «nf If«» Street*, (<
in VATO POT iTi ABS A. TEAE,
INVARIABLY IS ADVANCE.
L. ; Attorns *tUw
turOffice In Denpwe Building. fob»—ly
ALEX, n, cnwiN. .
HW1N & OOBB, J, *
Attorney* at Law, Athens, Ga.
Office corner Broad and Thorn** overtbe Htawof
. .. — a /v. - npiyiy
Chilna, Nickerson Jt Vo.
David C. Bauow. Jn.
B akkow BRos.
ATTOSNSYS AT LAW,
Ainaaciin ’atBSXS. OA.
nrottcc over Talmedge, Hodgson A Co. maito.
• Surgeon, Acconcher and Physician,
EushviUc. District, Eanka count],.
Offer, hit profeealonal aervlcea to the cltliena of the aur-
ronndlng country. tnare^iy^
B K. WOFFORD,
. Attorney at Law, Homer, Ga.
Will exeento promptly all bnaincaa entreated to hla care.
Collecting ctoi»a» * apocUlty.
E mory sheer,
Attorney-at-Law, Athens, Ga.
tWOMce, Noe. 4 and S, Court House. _____
pDWARD R. HABDEN,
(Late Judge U. S. Court. Nebraaka and Utah, and nc
Judge of Brooka County Court,)
Attorney at Law, Quitman, Brooks Co., Ga.
i'IDYD Jfc 8ILMAN,
l 1 Attorneys at Law,
That gentle »oal,t
It waa bar amlle which ruled me then;
It la her amlle which guides me now;
And though I’m grieved by ways of men.
Her memory crowns with peace my brow;
For, oh, my mother's amlle, I know,
Points to rest from eln and woe. '
A life where figures will not lie.
Where meanness shall not enter In;
Where fr.endahlps are not born to die;
Far there the aonl is free from aln 1
A life where bcanty cannot corse;
Where genlna shall have gentle care;
And where the Inspired art of verse
Shall not, aa her/, ao ronghly fare—.
My mother's amlle, that life to me,;
Makes clear u things ao pore can be.'
There are who live and die in doubt.
Who see In Christ no word oflif e J
Whose work and talenta are without
The bias of a Christian's strife;
What's be who thinks there's nothing to
Our Holy Writ of binding law;
Bow aad>nd cheerless must his view
Forever oe of that—before!
No sainted mother's gracious amile
Could peace secure or tears beguile.
Will practice In the counties of Walton and Jackson.
joiin J. runu, J.»- m
Covliiglou, tf a. mar* JcflcrBon* ua.
J K. O'KKLLBY’S
. Photograph Gallery,
Over Snead A Co.’a Shoe store, Broad street, Athens, Gcor-
I H. HUK&1NS,
j . Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Ac.
febl« ~ .-- -
Broad Struct, Athens, Ga.
J AMIRS R. LYLE,
Attorney at Law,
docM WATKIXSVILLB, GA.
J OHN M. MATTHEWS,
Attorney at Law, Danielsvillc, Ga.
* Prompt attention will bo given to any bnaincaa entreated to
hla care. marchie
J AMBS I/. LONG, M. D„
Surgeon, Accoucheur and Phytldan,
Often et Mr. Juomat Strata' Store, Good Hope District, Wot-
ton county. Georgia,)
Offers hla professional services to tho citizens of the anr-
—“ j ^ sng97 •
.JU3*. - V
Attorney at ijaw, Franklin, If. C.
Practices In all the Courts of Western North Carolina, and
In the Federal Courts. Claims collected In all parts of the
r 1VEBY, Feed & Sole Stable,
K GANN A HEAVES, Prop's, Athens, Ga.
•VJ1 bo found at their old stand, rear Franklin House build-
Thomas street. Keep always on hand good tnrn-onta
ft *d careful driver*.
Stock well cared for when entreated to our care.
Stock on hand foreale at all times. decss—tf
S AMUEL, P. THURMOND,
Attorney at Law, Atheaa, Ga.
Offlce on Broad street, over tho store of J. M. Barry—will
' ial attention to cases in Bankruptcy. Also, to the
> of all claims entreated to hla care.
S d. DOBBS,
. Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Staple and Fancy Dry Goode, Groceries, Ac.
_feh» _ Lower end of Broad Street, Athena, da.
. Attorney at Law,
Office over the Post Office. Special ■Mention given to crlml-
' practice. For reference, apply to Ex-Gov. Thomas H.
,tls and Uon. Davto Cloptoa, Montgomery, Alabama, febs
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
*WWU1 give prompt attention to all business entrusted to
ala caw. augse-tf
T A. 1LER,
. WATC11MAKKR AXD JKWELF.lt,
Next door to Lears. A Nicholson, Thomas SL, Athkns. Gjl.
All work warranted twelve months. septtt
D avenport house.
By Mrs. a S. SIMPSON,
J OCCOA CITY, OA.
Ample accommodations for the public, and especially Sum
mer vla'.tor,. Good rooms, excellent fare and reasonable
prices. Two milts from Toccoa Falla—nearest bouse to the
ALEL S. ERWIN.
JAMES R. LYLE.
A,ttom.eya at Law,
TITILL practice In partaerahhi In the Superior Court
If Oconee ooonty, and Attanrtprnniutlv to at] bnslneee e
trntottod *o IM* m** faw> Mw
ASTIN w. riden,
AUNT TABBY’S MISTAKE.
Attorncy-at-Law and Solicitor ofClalmi,
Notary for Ball eooire: and to authorised by the Revised
Statutes of the United States to prove debts In Bankruptcy,
J. It. CHRISTY,
STENOGRAPHIC REPORTER 8SMENCIECUIT,
H7~IU attimd Courta and Hit- 'ton Superior Court)
A TtWaolkltaUooo/mauykariN. ier patrons, I resume
the practice of Medictne fi. tote. I desire to mv
especial attenllon to the diseases d.-o-PANT3 and CUlL.
DRBN, and the CBRONIO DISEASES OF FEMALES.
June It, 181*—Innld WM. KING, M. D.
“ Cynthy, come right down, I say!"
As Aunt Tabby’s shrill voice pierced my
ears like a knife, I got up withe jerk from
my bed, where I had been weeping a tem
pest of angry tears, and prepared to obey.
The plain truth was, Aunt Tabby and I
did not agree; I was petulant, thoughtless
trying sometimes, but not the idle, irivo-
lous girl she alwayscalled me. And sliet
There was no doubt in my mind, as I went
grumbling down to the kitchen, that of all
the odious, grasplDg, vinegar-faced, mean,
shrewish women that ever tormented one’s
life out, Aunt Tabby was the worst.
If the reader will follow me into the
kitchen, ho may judge for himself of the
goddess who reigned there; of the kitchen
itself I can sing uotbing but praises. Com
ing, as I had, a few months before, from
the close, dingy rooms in the neighboring
manufacturing town, where my mother
was wearing out her life trying to rear and
support six other girls besides myself, tme
spacious,, cherry,kitchen at, CfelyoIfr»yad
won my heart completely. f
Aunt Tabby herself would, by any other
than myself, j suppose, h&ve been called
comely. Her face was ruddy, her eyes
black, and her figure still youtbful, for she
was not more than five and thirty; she
was bustling, active—real smart,” in tact;
and, moreover, undisputed mistress of the
substantial old farm-house and twenty
She was well aware of her many attrac
tions, among which she did not omit to
count the house and farm; and of her
admirers, Stephen Boorman was especially
He was leaning against one of the win
dows, talking to Aunt Tabby, when I blurt
ed stormily into the room, my hair all toss
ed and tumbled, my cheeks scarlet and
my eyes still red in consequence of that
previous indulgence in my angry passions.
“ What do you want me for, Aunt Tabby T”
“ La, child,” she answered, “ what a fig
ure you are, to be sure! If I had attended
to your bringing up, it would have been
“ Thank goodness, you didn’t!” I mutter
“ What’s that you’re saying f Oh, Cynthy,
you have a temper, and no mistake! but
take that baskot and go down to the cel
lar, and bring me up some of them best
fall pippins; no specked ones, mind; and
while you’re about it, just look over thafn
dozen barrels, and bring up what specked
ones is on the top, for I am going to bake
a batch of pies.”
I took up the basket, and plunged with
it into the cellar, feeling more miserable
How unfair things wore in life! Why
should I be forced to rummago about an
old cellar that lovely autumn afternoon,
and leave Aunt Tabby, vicious old thThg, up
in the sunshine, with nothing to do but
listen to Stephen Boorman’s jokes, and—
ah! there he was saying good-bye: what
,d voice said
Claims already paid bp tto Oo 41.UA878
A«fi.«.187A J. M. BARRY, Aglat.
O. B. YERONEE,
rXlCTICAL SLATE AND TUI BOORS, GDTTDIXB, Ac.
• —ATHENS, OA.—
Plain and Ornamental Slate as
cheap as Tin!
A LL work done at tba lowest nice and In the blit bum
Work dona to Albans for Dr. Lipscomb, Y.L.Q. Eatris.
Wagon Yard in Athens.
HXsnbncritor has fitted np and
% nh, comfort*-
of the Upper
Pwtac *“ a
F. L. WINKLER,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
must he have thought of,
Aud, filled with mortifii
myself and everj oho
pippins pellmelUnto the
struggling to lift fv, when a
at my elbow:
“ Let me try; ’tis W> heavy for you, Miss
Cynthia.” * \ ,
** Oh, dear 1” I burst out, breaking down
at the sympathetic tone, and trying to hide
my tears with my fingers.
“ Too bad!” muttered my consoler, some
what hoarsely. “ See here, Miss Cynthia,
don’t take on so!” and he stood looking
helplessly at me.
“ I’m ashamed,” I gasped, making hercu
lean efforts atself control, 11 that yon should
see me looking so, and see me ciyipg; but
if you .knew whata”—
“Ah!” be said, in a queer tone which re
called me to myself.
Was I a fool, to abuse Aunt Tabby before
The burning blush at my own awkward
ness dried the tears on my cheeks, and I
made a morion to seize the basket and
ran away; but Stephen said, in a comical
/‘You will hare to pot on spectacles,
Miss Cynthia, if you can’t see better. Scarce
one of these pippins but is badly specked,*”
and with that he proceeded to pick and
choose, keeping his back turned to me,
and I dried my eyes, tried to smooth my
disordered looks, and then joined him,
and between us we soon had a fine has- j
. < which impartecTa most comical ef
fect to her face, she jested and laughed and
smiled at Stephen, never heeding me, who
sat iu one corner by the open kitchen win
dow, idly playiug with some of the droop
ing sprays of the vine that iiad already hg-
gun to decay.
I was outwardly calm, for I was proud,
aud felt humiliated to the dust for my
foolish outburst iu tho cellar; but inward
ly I was groaning in spirit. To watch Aunt
Tabby’s maneuvers was bad enough, but
to sit tamely by and see how Stephen en
couraged her advances!
Encouraged was too strong a word, I felt
in my heart; ami yet, when I remembered
the thousand little nothings by which he
had won my foolish fancy—remembered
too, how all those ljttle attentions had
gradually been transferred to Aunt Tabby
I felt bitter anger against them both, but
e pecially against Stephen.
Ho was going now, with only a short
good-bye to me, but as he passed the wiu-
dow he turned and looked full in my face.
What he saw there I don’t know, but a cu
rious, eager light flashed into his blue eyes.
He bent toward me, and almost whispered:
«Miss Cynthia, you will come to my
Ho waited an instant for an auswer, but
as T. gave none, being occupied in trying
to keep the angry tears from my eyes, he
lowed, aud passed out of my sight. Not
out of my mind, however. Perhaps I
thought of him the moreduring^ the next
few days, becauso Aunt Tabby was so more
than ordinarily hateful.
There seemed no end to the work to be
done, and l never did it to please her.
Moreover, she said nothing to me about
going on the picnic, though I had been
lookiug forward to it for weeks.
Grown desperate at last I ventured to
broach the subject, as I took up my bed
room caudle, ithe night before the appoint
“ I hope it won’t be too cool for mo to
wear my pink lawn to morrow; it is the
.only decent dress I have,” J stammered
.oufer vftih a cltakinjAfeeDng in »v threat—
“ Cynthia Warren, you’re never such a
fool as to think you’re going on that picnic!”
exclaimed Aunt Tabby, turning redder than
ever at the thought.
“ Why shouldn’t I go V I answered, de
fiantly. “ Stephen jnyited me, and I waut
to dance and enjoy myself as other girls
“ Stuff!” retorted she sharply. “ If Ste
phen did invite you, it was out of compli
ment to me. You don’t think he cares a
straw whether you go or not, do youi
Leastwise, you're to stay at home and do
your churning—that’s flat! Do you un
I waited to hear no more, but rbshed
away, more miserable than I had ever been
in my life.
A neighbor was to call for Aunt Tabby.
Stephen, as the chief promoter and organ
izer of the affair, could not be spayed from
the grounds to call for her himself; and I
watched her drive off with as much com
posure as I could assume. Then I return
ed to the kitchen, and churned vigorously
for an hour, wishing all the time that I had
Aunt Tabby’s head in the churn.
The vigorous exercise did me good; and
after I bad gone through my various du
ties, and eaten my solitary dinner, I was
calm enough to notice the beauty of the
day, and to tbink without bursting into
tears, what a pleasant time they must be
having at the pjcnic.
A queer fancy*took possession of me.
would not spend that lovely fall afternoon
indoors, moping after pleasures I could
not have. I would dress myself in my
pink lawn, after all, and go down by the
brook under the old nut-trees, and have a
picnic by myself.
The day was deliciously soft and warm
for October, so I did not find my dress too
cool; I even twisted a ribbon iu my hair,
and put ou my solitary lace ruffle; then,
with my bat and shawl in my hand, I stroll
ed leisurely down to the brook. It was
favorite spot of mine, shady with old chest
nuts, bright with patches of suulight, with
inoss-covered stones in .abundance, and
charming littlexagy uookstri,, /
Stephen aud y had often -Rallied there
together—pethaps that waa why I chose
it, because I wanted, onco'-vfr all, to put
an end to my folly of thinking of him
Aunt Tabby’s lover.
Somehow, try as hard as I would, I could
not think of him in that light. When I
came to a little ford of stepping-stones he
and I made one afternoon, I began to pic
ture to myself him and Aunt Tabby in our
“ Let me see, I was standiug there”-
said I, thinking aloud, after an old habit
“ And I am standing here!” echoed
voice at my elbow.
There stood Stephen in the flesh, look
ing flushed, excited aud handsome aud once
again there was no Aunt Tabby between us
—only he and L
I knew that must not be, however, so
tamed at once to ran away: but Stephen
intercepted me—nay, more, he tried to
take my hand.
“ Cyhthia, tell me why yon did not come
to my picnic r
“ Aunt Tabby went. Yfh&t did it matter
“ What do you mean by that F he retort,
ed, quickly, toying to geta view of my face;
but my broad hat, which I had put onshield-
As I did not answer, he went on with
[Essay on the Lizzud, read.before the
Hawkeye Association for the benefit of<
cruelty to animals, by a boy of 40,-j
The Lizzud 4s a dry land aligator on a -^he noise certified the affirmative,
small skate. He is a male and female.
He has four legs and one tail and two eyes
and can climb a tree. His principal busi
ness is settin’ on fence rails catchin’ flies
and skeerin’ of horses by runniu’ through
the leaves. Wuu skeered my horse yistid-
dy. Lizzuds is principally negative ani
mals. They don’t go to skule, don’t be
long to returnin’ bodes, don’t set on lec-
tor.il commisshuns and don’t be presi
Uv all the beasts that fly in the air,
The Horse, the cow, the buzzbrd,
The duck, the junny bug, the hare,
I’d rathqr be a Lizzud.
Hopin’ these few lines mayffod you all
enjoyin’ the same blessin’.
The lV«j w U«nner.'~
I’ll master it,” said the a*e, and his
blows fell heavily oq the iron : but every
blow made his edge more blunt, till he
ceased to strike.
“ Leave it to me,” said the saw, and with
his relentless teeth he worked backward
and forward on its surface, till they wore
all worn down or broken; then he fell
“ Ha! ha!” said the hammer, “ I knew
you wouldn’t succeed, “ I’ll show you the
way,” but at his first stroke, off tiew his
head, and the iron remained as before.
“ Shall I try!” asked the soft, small
flame. But they all despised -the flame ;
but he curled gently around the iron, aud
embraced it, and never left it until if melt
ed under its irresistible influence.
There are hearts hard enough to resist
the force of wrath, the malice ufcBeiseca
Upn v and, the jury of &i<l£.
their acts recoil on then* adver
there is a power stronger than a^AiYthese,
and hard, indeed, is that heart that can re
A Spiritualistic Seance.
A youug man called a day or two since
upon tlie ladies in whose keeping are the
Kocheater spirits. His bearing was iod*,
and.bis voice was tremulous with emotion.
Soffbw was on his countenance, and. a
weed was on his hat
.He sighed as he took his seat, and tlie
Ly-stauders pitied him, as they saw him
draw forth a spotless handkerchief, and
wipe away a tear.
Aftur a few moments of silence, he took
One of the ladies aside, and requested, if
consistent, to be put into communication
witlfthe spiritual essence of his mother;
and here he wiped his eyes rapidly, and
A period of quiet elapsqg, and a knock
was beard, signifying that the desired cor
respondence could be .had, and with a hes-
tolitaring voice, tho youfig \uan eommeneed
... $2 -tjOesziaaiug the lurtsi&lfcjf
iding it “How long had I gone before 'fau
to .-the brook, dihd F
< A length of time was stated.
v i‘ Where are you now, mother f Are you
The knocking indicated that the spirit
waS at test. „
“ Are those of your friends who have
gone before, with you F
“ They are,” said the knocking.
“ Then you can recognize them all per
“ Can you see me at all times when you
The knocking proclaimed the perpetual
clearness of the spirit’s vision in that re
The gentleman seemed relieved and
the spectators stood overwhelmed with
Taking his hat the mourner arose, thank
ed the ladies, and as he stood in the door
way, quietly said:
“ I have been very much entertained,
as, no doubt, my mother herself will be,
fop I left her at home not half an hour
ago, basting a turkey for dinner !”
A Universal Moral Panacea.
A reader of the Hebrew Leader proposes
the following remedy for the ills of the
flesh aud spirit, composed of leaves, plants,
and roots, which, if taken without a wry
face, will make any mau respectable and
Leave off drinking.
Leave off smoking.
Leave off chewing.
Leave off snuffing.
Plaut your pleasure in tlie home circle.
Plant your business iu some honorable
Plant your faith in Truth.
S oot your habits in industry.
oot your feelings jq benevolence,
Boot your affoctiuoa iq Uod,
For directions, see the Holy Scriptures,
and beware otcounterfeitcreeds and quack
THE MOTHER’S HAND.
A wandering, orphan child wan I—
But meanly at the best »t|jred;
For, oh, my mother scarce cpuld hay
The common food each week repaired;
eat when the anxious day had fled,
It seemed to be her dearest joy
To press her pale hand on my head
And pmy that God would guide her hoy.
Bnt more, each winter, more and more
Stem suffering brought her to decay ;
Aud then an angel passed her door,
And bore her lingering soul away 1
And I—they know not what la griet,
Who ne'er knelt by a dying bed;
All other woe on earth is brief,
Save that which weeps a mother dead.
A sailor’** ljfe way anon in? lot,
'Mill reckless deeds and desperate men I
Bqt still I never quite forgot
The prayer I ne’er should hear agaid l
And olt, when half Induced to trerf^j ” -
Such paths as unto sin decoy,
I'crfrtt hrr/ond hand proto wp hoatl,
And that soft touch bath saved her hoy!
Though hard the mockery to receive,'
Who ne’er themselves 'gainst sin hsjh striven;
ner, who on earth 1 dared not grieve,
1 could not—would not—grieve in heaven;
And thus from many an action dread,
Too dark for human eyes to scan,
The name fond band npon my head
That bleaaed the boy—hath sated fte man.
ketftil. j growing impetuosity:
Then the dozen barrels had to be -in- j “Wby have you changed so tome T You
speeted; but this was quick work—only ! know I love you.”
adjusted mm [a, AB mk "l’ CUW5U > out ims was quicK worK—only Know I love you."
ti» I too quick, for Stephen was so quiet and i “ I don’t know anything of the sort!”
Taking the Census.
4 oensqs taker going his rounds, stopped
at an elegant brick dwelling- house, the
exact locality of wbieflis no business of
yours. He was received by a stiff, well-
dressed lady, who could well be recoguiz-
ed as a widow of some years standing
On learning the mission of her visitor the
lady invited him to take a seat in the hall.
Having arranged himself into working po
sition he inquired for the number of per
sons in the family of the lady.-.
“ Eight,” replied the lady, “ including
“ Very well—your age, madam F
“ My age, sir,” replied tho .lady, with
piercing, dignified lcJM- ibi^mneeive it
to be none of yoqr bu>|qBs^* vEat my age
migbt be. Yon’re inquisitive, ar,
“ The law compels me, madam, to take
the age of every person in the ward; it is
my duty to make the inquiry.”
“ Well, if thelaw compels yon to ask,
presume it compels me to answer. I am
between 30 and 40.”
“ I presume that means 3$ F
•« No, sirj. it means no such thing—I
am only 33 years of age,”
« Very well, madam, (putting down the
figures,) just as you say, Now, the ages
of the children, commeqsipg with the
youngest, if you please.”'
“Josephine, my youngest, is in her 10 th
“ Josephine—pretty name—10.”
“ Miuerva is in her 12th year.”
“ Cleopatra Elvira has just turned 15.”
“ Cleopatra Elvira^-charming—15.”
“ Angelina is just IS/sir; just 18.”
“ My oldest and only married daughter,
Anna Sophia, is a little over 25.”
“ Twenty-five, did you say F
«• Yes, sir. Is there any thing remark
able in being of that age4^’
“ Well, no,-I can’t say that there is; but
is it not remarkable that y«u should bo
her mother when you were only eight years
About that time the census taker was
seen running T»ut of the. house—why, we
do not know—it was the last time he ever
pressed a lady, to give her exact age.
Be pare in heart. In peace or pain;
Obey tbe atlll small voice that calla;
The etar above the steeple-vane
Shines stronger as the daricnees falls.
Hope, like a diamond in the coal,
Shall shine, however black the night;
Keep well yoor eyes unto the goal.
And do not tire, bat treat and fight.
Because the path has led your feet
To places bleak and bare with bUghS
Seek not for safety In retreat j
Still forwa-d go, and look for light.
And if in vain yon seek a ray
Of ann to break the chorda of aorrow,
Still fight It out—work well today,
And do not fear about tomorrow.
e x A Retfijjl ron»uun&.ii A- l
Read tlie following receipt tor kiiung a
town. It is au admirable one, and cannot
fail to do its work. We have seen it go
ing the rounds of the press and highly re
1. Put up no more buildiugs than you
can occupy yourselves.
3. If you should have an empty building
to rent, demand three times its value.
3. Look sorry at every new comer
give the cold shoulder to every lqechauic
who desires to come among you.
4. .Go abroivd foe yoqr goads aud wares
By no mieaus purchase from your own
merchants and manufacturers even at the
same price, or less.
5. Don’t contribute one cet.t to the
cause of religion or education.
Finally, put a thorough fmish to your
work by killing your local paper, by refus
ing to subscribe for or advertise in it, so
that persons at a distance will not know
that any business is being done In your
town, or they may want to come and set
tle with you; or buy something from you,
and that would put you to some extra
A Slight Touch of Hell-Fire.
A young parson of the Universalist
faith, many years since, when the Simon-
pure Universalism was preached, started
westward to attend a convention of his
brethren in the faith. He took the pre
caution to carry a vial of cayenne pepper
in his pocket, to sprinkle his food with as
preventive against ague aud fever. The
convention met; and at dinner a tall Hoos-
ier observed the parson as he seasoned his
meat, and addressed him thus :
Stranger, I’ll thank you for a leetle of
that ’ere red salt, for I’m kind o’ curious
to try it.”
“ Certainly,” returned the parson, “ but
you will find it very powerful; he care
ful how yoq qse it,”
The Hoosier took the proffered vial, and
feeling himself proof against any quantity
of raw whiskey, thought be could stand
the “ red salt” wfth impunity,- accordingly
nally he could stand it qc^bnger. He
opened his mouth and screamed “ fire.”
“ Take a drink of cold water from the
jug,” said the parson.
“ Will that put it out F asked the mar
tyr, suiting the action to the word. In a
short time the unfortunate man began to
recover, and turning to the parson, his
eyes yet swimming iu water, exclaimed:
“ Stranger, you call yourself a “ Yeraal-
ist,” I believe t”
“ I do,” mildly answered the parson.
“ Wal, I want to know if it is consistent
with your belief to go about with hell-fire
in your breeches pockets F
A Disgusted Widow,
Captain W has just returned from
the Warm Springs. The Captain is a wid
ower. At tlie springs was a widow who
rather sot her cap for the Captain. The
girls told him to look out, and the Captain
replipd, well, be was ready.
Sitting out in the portico cine evening,
the cool breeze fanning like a ton cent
palm-leaf, aud tbiuking of bis daughters
far away at school, tho widow moved up
close by aud apenjed conversation.
“ I hear that ydtt have grown up daugb
“ Yes, madam, I have.”
“ How I shout'd like to see their pic
“ I will show you a picture of my eldest
daughter,” said the Capiain, handing her
“ Ob, such a sweet face,” said the widow
“ and such a fine eye ! Isn’tshe called like
you, Captain F
“ I don’t know, madam, that she is.”
( “ It’s a woudei^o me^Captafri, you-do
“ Well, ma’am, I never think of it, for
the woman I’d have might not have me,
and then you know, vice versa.
“ Yes, but what kind of a lady would
suit you F and the widow looked her
It was right here the Captain’s wonder
ful nerve uever forsook him, but setting
his eye steadily at the widow’s he bard*
eqed his heart aud replied:
“ Madame, Bhe must be ninety-five years
old to a second, and worth two hundred
" It is getting .so chilly out here I must
go for my shawl,” said the widow, and she
looked frigid zones at the Captain as she
brushed by him with a toss of her head.
K«*p StraiyM 4kM<
Pay no attention to slanders and gossip-
mongers. Keep straight on in your ;
A Tr*lap’s View of Idleness.
He came ip slowly and laboriously, as it
five tonp of weariness were weighing down
bis spirita. -
He dropped heavily Into a tfhair* sighed
several; four-foot sjghs, and then bombard
ed us with the following connundrqm:
“ What is idleness f What does it con
sist ofF ‘
“ Don’t know. Never experienced it.”'
“ Now, some people would call doing
nothingiidleness, wouldn’t they F
“I suppose they would.”
“ Yes; and that’s where some people
make a mistake. There is no such thing
as idleness. No man is ever wholly idle;
if his body isn’t busy bis brain is. I know
that if a man sits around and shows a dis
inclination to work, folks will call him a
tramp and a “ cucumber gt too gpBtfffig; a,
any difference.^ Itfe m^aodl can pro-
duce plenty f oproof to sustain the position
r take in the matter. Now, for instance,
who ever heard of Napoleon getting up at
five o’clock in the morning and starting out
to'the field with a hoe over his shoulder,
or chasing a side-hill plow around a field
fourteen hours a day 1 Did Napoleon ever
“ Never heard that he did.”
“No, sir; he labored with his intellect,
and when he had any real work to perforin,
thousands of men were ready to do his
bidding. That’s the sort of a man Napo
leon was. He never sawed a cord of wood
or did a hard day’s work in his life; aud
yet he was never arrested for vagrancy,
and no interfering policeman ever came
nosing around and told him to move along
or the hand of tho law would snatch him
to the jug.
“ Then look at Diogenes! What sort of
a man was he 1 On the unbalanced ledger
of history do we find on the credit side any
entry of this kind:
“By one day’s work §2.00?
“ Nothing of the sort. Diogenes was a
man who took the world easy. The only
thing he ever did, that we have any record
of, was roaming around the streets of Sy
racuse with on old tin lantern in bis hand.
He pretended to be looking for an honest
man. More likely be was mapping out a
free lunch route. So much for Diogeues.
“ Now turn over another page and glance
at the portrait of Sir Isaac Newton. Wasn’t
he a thoroughbred tramp? All he did was
to sit out in bis garden under an applo
tree, smoke his clay pipe, and build castles
in the air. One day an apple fell off the
tree and struck Sir Isaac square in his eye.
That oironmstauoe made him famous.
Why ? Because he was a genuine philoso
phical tramp, and took things coolly. Wheu
the apple hit him he didn’t get mad and
throw three-cornered Greek words arouud
through the atmosphere, or anything of
that sort. He simply picked the apple up,
looked it over carefully for worm holes,
d slipped it in his pocket to eat after
Then he began to wonder why
■ B’t gQ,iMiTlnsttt«kqf foiling.
d never paid auy attention' to the
,tter, and he did not know whether it
was the usual and correct thing for feult
to fly oft at a tangent from tho earth when
it became detached from tho tree, or to
come down like Col. Crockett's coon. Ho
determined to investigate. So he hired a
small boy to climb the tree ami shake, aud
he watched till every apple fell to the
ground. ‘None ot them flew up. Sir Isaac
was satisfied. He made a great discovery.
The next day he cutout a basswood model
of an apple tree with a half-grown pippin
just in the act of starting on a voyage to
the earth, and sent it on to Washington
and had his discovery patented. This
made Sir Isaac a noted man. When a lit
tle thing like that lifts a mau up and plants
him on the pinacle of fame, isn’t it an en
couragement for us all tositarounland
ait to be hit by something? If I wanted
.wait to bo hit by sometning t 111 wanwn
th ^ ^ 1 could go and work for a railroad for
death of neglect ^hat is the use of ly
ing awake at nights brooding over the
remark of some false friend, that runs
through your brain like lightning! What
is the use in getting into a worry and fret
over gossip that has been set afloat to
your disadvantage, by some meddlesome
busybody who lias more time than char
acter? The things cannot possibly injure
yon, unless, indeed, you take notice of
them, and in combatting them give them
standing and character. It what is said
about you is true, set yourself right; If It
ia false let it go for what it will fetch. If
a bee sting you would you go to the hive
to destroy it ? Would uot a thousand come
upon you ? It is wisdom to say little of tho’
injuries you have received. We are gen
erally losers in the one, it we stop to re
fute all the backbiting and gossips we may
hear by the way. They are annoying, it
is true, but not dangerooa so long as we
do not stop to expostulate and scold.
Our characters are formed and sustained
by ourselves, by our own actions and pur
poses, and not by others. Let us bear in
mind that “ calumniators may usually be
trusted to time and the slow but steady
justice of public opinion.”
Finnic. Wife Nl«hl.
Happy is the man who bas a borne and
Talk UpYaar Tm, '
Talk up your town. Yes, talk it np if it
has good schools, good churches, good
newspapers, clean streets, ornamented
with beautiful shade trees, talk it ap.
Don’t grumble if any thing is not to your
idea, especially if you do nothing to help
make the place. Don’t tell strangers it is
the worst place you know of to bring up a
child, unless you know it is worse than
other places of the same population. Give
encouragement to every usefid and credit
able enterprise in your midst, for as effect
follows cause so sure will enterprise of
merit repay every citizen. We cannot
live to ourselves, and we cannot discour
age any movement iu behalf of a place
a little angel in it -of a Saturday night—if
house, no matter bow little, provided it
will hold two or so; uo matter how hum
bly furnished, provided, there is hope iu
it. Let the wind blow—close the curtains.
What if they are plain calico, without bor
der, tassel or any such tbiug. Bet the
rain come down—heap up theflrij.’ No
matter if you haven’t a candle''to bless
yourself with, for what a beautiful light
glowing coal makes! rendering cloudless,
shedding a sunset through the room—just
light enough to talk by, not loud, os in the
highways, not rapid, as in the hurrying
world, but softly, slowly, whispering, with
pauses between, for the storm without
and the thoughts within to gll up. with.
Then wheel the sofa around by thei fire;
no matterlf the sofa is a settee, uncushion
ed at that, if so bo it is just light enough for
two aud a half iu it. How sweetly the
music of silver bells for the time to coma
foils ou the listening heart theu! How
mournfully swell the chimes of “ the days
that are uo more.”
thirty five cents a da^and board myself;
but I won’t do it. I’ll hang around and
wait for an opportunity. My intellect will
have a chance to show itself some time-,
and if you hear of anybody waking up and
startling the world within the next fifteen
or twenty yepra, you’ll know it’s me. Ta, ta.”
And the weary man arose aud slowly
glided forth—never, we hope, to return.
. .An Oneida street merchant who takes
great pride In keeping his walk well sprin
kled and swept, was standing in his door
when the rain began to patter last week.
A passing citizen remarked: “God is
sprinkling your wale for you to-day, I see!”
“ Yes, yes! aud he’s doing it finely—
finely!” remarked the merchant, and then
added: “by the way, that reminds mo
that He is the first one on this-street who
has failed to come in and borrow my sprink
ler when he had such a job to do.”
JUNKETING WITH HAYES.
Stringing round the drclu
All tbcw umner d*j*»
Oh, Hint won jolly aet.
Junketing with H»j« I i
Hiking rpoony »pcechee,
Banning o'er with tongue,
Flowing »t Um xplggot,
Leaking it the bung.
Kiting Lee gift dinner*,
Deadhead on thenUrotd*,
Dead head every where.
Scattering soft sawder
White the crowd applaud,
Toasting civil service,
Sugar coating fraud.
Swinging round tho circle.
All these summer days;
Ob, ain't w* a jolly set,
Junketing with Bays*!
.Your visits remind me of thogrowth
of a.successful newspaper,” said Undo Ja-
bez, leaning bis chin on his oane and glanc
ing at William Henry, who was sweet on
. .The happiest moment in a young man’s
life is, with one exception, when he sends,
bis sweetheart up stairs to ask her papa
to come down to the parlor a little while,
and her papa sends her back with the in
telligence that he bas the rheumatism too
bod to come down, but to tell Charles that
it is all right. ■ - ■ “
“ Why soF inquired Wiliam Henry.
“ Well, they commenced on a weekly,
grew to bo tri-weekly, and have now be
come dally, with i Sunday suppliment.”
“ Yes)” said Wi ‘liam Henry, bracing up,
“ and alter we ate married we will issue
“Sh—b,” said Angelica, and theu they
went out for a stroll.
..A clergyman of ordinary abilities ask
ed for license to preach. “ I grant yon
permission,” said hia bishop, “ bnt nature
refuses it*.” w'ajgMMMi
fySubac.ribe for the Watchman.