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:ock. SIftiB El r?ewcen 1st k 2i,
(nr. Its dvnce,
. 2 00'
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d in AdvsnT, rrnt ri'' car'
; be lded t tli Uve terms, j
:.t year, or more, 25 rr nt be "
ra rcr wra.j
tr'.e nniuii nl-wrt r....ce
JD W. THOMAS,
ORNEY AT LAW,
ITOrw IN CHANCERY,
TEWART, Ivl. D.,
;!AN & SURGEON!
c,rnr of i! t S;r',ti
rj 7 to 1 . v. rd 1 to 2 &Ti3 r,'2' to
1 AM) iuiu-i:?.
ofcite V. O. I:uiUirgWt.ln ncl 21.
nV- to In-. j.T'.t: f-r f.rre-r -lir
i is on i . r. rfnoT to F!.avt;,
i dre."P nif in tlic L't t rvlo.
, jiS 11, '04- r.SS-P-ly.
; 7?0CA", NEBRASKA
-encc, Dr. I. (Jfrin, I5rowEri!!e.
ITCH IN TIME SAVZS KINZI"
p.t y-t, roadj to jiprloria U work.pnr
id oirn na.iritirS. trUriur. nd rnpr V.ftnc-
t sburt notice, tttid the ruoht pj i-roved i
miKCM'h. (iire Lira rail.
. Main trePt, ea of AtLinson'? Ci th-
:ie, April 7, lj.
FAIR BANK '
S C A h E S
Also, Vfr-hfaso r.xclf, Lctto"
GREEHLEAF a . ES;
and hrty on!y the zenv.lr..X
DOTS AND SHOES J-vl
f HETWrttl riRFT AKI ItCOtD ITS.,
IlttOWSViLLL., A. 1".
rrrpntly prrrbaspd tbP Shop Shop fnrmPT-ly
i Win. T. Ppn, p iicit i.ffpr ftir wur); at pre;'t-
: ji-irPK. We niariufacmre all tbat f ofJcr
JJAI1 win k wrranteJ.
rilip, Sept. 27, iSfii. rtl-
Ob hand and to arrive at
ron and Steel Warehouse,
20 aeJ 22 Third Street,
New Kemedics for
?nTI. TT!TjT,tTT A .
T -V:f hiititut-.vn rxfahlirhett h! gpfcial Lr.
n'nt, ur n,r hrl,r) of the S ; k ana Dtrcstsa no is a!e lo Jo Cu-:;-..iu work at raias ihat Uefy coupe
trr! v.tli I irvlrnt and Chronic Visracs. end i r.i,ni
&' y fur tht Cure of Diseases of t.'.c Sexual
JICAL ADVICE given gratis, by the Acting
t'.pRppnrts on Spermatorrhoea, and other di--f
the Sfnul Orcans. and on the NEW RF..MK
T.;.Uypd in the Ilppn;ary, sent in p led let ;ei
e, free of charge. Two or three Stamps accc;'l-
-R PR. J.SKTU.TX HOrfJITTOK, Il .warJ As
a. N.i. 2. South K mib Street, Pbiladeii.bia, Pa
:rpr 12. IB61. n2i-ly
tinry & Dress-making
MISS E. L. MAURIS,
eto inform the ladies of Brownville and
" that she has jut commenced a r4 cl.i
WINERY & DRESS MAKING !
work will be done with rrreat rare rJ
,and after the Utect Ea.-tcrn styles,
-iing and repairing done in the very be!t
d on short notiee. Ilpne eall at the reoi-
.rmerly .eupied bv J. W. Coleman.
"wville, ily 4th, lbf,.
B. C HAKE,
ywd touke-MlUlOTVPEri and KKl.lXe
. I L in the best style of the art; aud at
i Price than Kvrr llefure OlTercd in
;i ooeupiet! the Sky-l.tuht Gallery on llnin
,rpHite the City l'ru; 8iorehere he
. found during business hours.
re Warranted to Give Satisfaction
public are invited to call and examine speci- j
rs cf operation, from S A. M. to 1 r. M.
nviii, Feb. 4, a23-uT
5RKLEY & NEELY.
KECKXTLT FITTED UP TIIF.IK
Ti'h new tuai hinery such as a turning-lathe,
etc., are prppired to turn out a Sm. I
! i.f Wwoxs, Waoov IItees. Waoov Bows,
4nd 1m!h..ved Ciltivatoks, and everything
r lit that may be railed for from a complete
down to tb m'.ie!t rejirs needri at lower
iian ihey eau be Lad at any peint East or
f thi plapa.
pviile, April 21t, 84. c53-5-ly
tanu and J,u MaMers who will addres n tbi
n -e Mipplied with Garden, Field and Fiower
. en " conimiiion at fair rates. These teeds
grown bere and are true to name.
THOPilSON k HEDGES.
, emna Karery. Syracuse. Ou. Co..
38 6 UAt KebraKlra.
Vp!!?- Dncl 'ef. Ere, rarcb.
fV, Candles, etc., etc..
At Mcla-ughlin & Bwitn'i.
Butter, JmTcs. Beon. e"te.,"t"cT7 I
At ilcLauctiin & Swan's.
CVfV If r if
CHAS. G. DORSET.
ATTOBiW AT LAW
Ar-ril 14:h, lr.l.
"7ALL PAPER WALL PAPER.
C ruelly cn Land at ilarcbi.'F Tailor Sbop, by
r?rvr-Jl!,T1I,c A ,r,f iD ,l'lnof;t r?roved etyle, end
rra-cnahle i i-li t-rr-.
lri.vnvi:ie. Keb. June 2 T3C1, w
B. C. HAKE'S
t I ItiP j la'-o lu cpi v. urPictn-es. ne i f- rrp;.t.rwl to
il-kC all kii .;-f riciure iarg? t'1-1 riu-rLs,
1 iJpUHH.tvi.Ch. &.O.
j ', ip,.V ..n 1. -s.-l s Te:?rtHfWl: of .AUn-.Tis
i Tl,f ii'i.,'l't" J- r-nrHi 'i-'P mnin Bfprt r.ppo
5 m'.p J.i.1, A. I'.i.i'f f'-rc. !..:. i e.i to
, c ! U'l.ire fptimu V'.rk u r.e clc-wht-re.
- hninimr ;..:!! ikpn Vitb c1;a.u, a;.- . n rf-pyans
1 ,t(l Ic! ..re-,. j.-k ri-1. p:eeu, or Puis ere
Voi.il c(i" lor cliiIrpnV d-pr.-ps.
MILLINERY GOODS !
0 ATiTKn-arp in itie la'!if of B:o nvi!:c and t1
fc ,nUy, that fbe lie jnt rpci ivpd from lb
r.-st'a mam Cceut atex'k of
f rIITG AXD ESH HILLIZLY GOOrS,
C"n:i!' inr; of
LndiC!!, and Mi-, Hornets nnd Hat.
I" r kich fbp invifc-ttic attpntion ofihp la.lies, fppl-
ii.c urpJ tUcy cannot le cller mueu in
ity or vfe
15 CK TO THE OLD STAND !
j) js e r ii
S II U T Z
ii i ;r'.-rr;i b'" f'd n?..n.pr t h t l e
i .iP p...; -p. Up kf'i..o'. Usl a r-pl!:;'!rl a--f: t .sf '.
, t t.( ;-v I'.v.I r.i hi lino uf buiues, wuieU be wjii
e:i L ;b-i ' uti.: fcr Ca-h-
Of Tbvt-.; TV..tcbc.-aud Jewelry done on li e Kbrrt-
si J." .'lice.
T'OTrrviHc, KPb.. May 19:b. 1S64. lt37.Tf.Iy
Warranted Garden Seeds
E1XXDFX EOEMG & CO.,
(l.atp John Garnett &Co..)
.o. "C Nuilli Second Strri-t. abjve'Pinc,
fcT. 1.0UIS, KO.
Offer for Falp at very l.w d?t:rPh. a larce rvA wa
as iriel s t k- i if Aericnltnral and nortiruliuraUmpl
utents, c; nmriMiis every: bins i;evc-ary to the i'aruie
t!:rihpr with a lare and f reh fiii p!y of
Lahdrelli Oleiiratcd Garden Seeds
I CHOP OI' 1802.
I rv- b -b thev ure tie ole agents. Their fripnd r
i re;y t:)..iu Fe'tiiifT tr.in them f-eeds il:ai are n': 3"
i V'ai e but true to iiaine ir. every instance. Also h? J
M-td. at '.uivffl uiarte;ra:e6 Chinese augur cane
Toi. i)!non. . itc.
ALSO t:OTTX AD TOBACCO ?Ei:i.
Dealers in eeJs would do well to hcud tbcu: H eir
Keud for Almanac and Illustrated Catalogue srat; p.
1LUMKN. KUfcMCi 6i CO.
Ten. 2G. 12 n"4-ly
ci : o W X V 1 li.i : X L 13 It A K a
Cal'-- 'I f attention of Gentleiiien deiric ue w, nea:
jervicbit jiiid l-biotiable
LR.'MP CLOTHS. CAS5IMKUS, VI'.STIKGS.
or tie e: ycky l itest syts-ks
Clnrli be wM ei: or make no, f order, at uujreec
deuted '"' rices. Ilaviii un hi!ni one of
s!Y;r' :S S.I-YIR MATJinTS.
I warrant icy w.rk,
Hand as well as JlacIiJnc Tforli.
Th se wi-iunc anv t'.in.' in bis Uiie will doweii lo
c!l and ex;.raine bis t ck betoi e investing, as be i
p.en'-'p liiuiM'ii vu nou oui pccuiiAi ij iuiuic m-
IS, !So4. ly.
Ifain Street bet. First ai;d Second Sts.
Keeps c( r.?t in'.ly on h:md the best quality c.f
CilLW'lNti AN1 SMOKING,
S E G Jl. XI S ,
Candies, Plain and Fancy,
Oranges, Ilaiens, Lemons Dales,
Figs, A'vis, Apples $., &c.
-ill kinds of Toys,
Canned Fruit, and
mil.L i5 a(v.,oriimodatir'
v ;de- n.-ke 1 1 inw r
I .f iLj public. i:i lm .-
i b.- b-
asM.rti'.'rr.t ct Vri-."tisj in hs l;r. ver
i.nVr-.d ;n ui ti-i ki t, aiJ ii tietcruiiucd uot to bo
un.1er-T.ld 1.r i'A.li.
iiareh a!.-t, o4. LCOvS-ly
Wi.L II. LIcCREHRY,
Cash vaoleIe and Kctail Dealer in
MEDiCiF.hS AKORHFMIRALR, I
l'aiuts. Oils and Dvh StnfT.
Juts, Oils and Dye Stuff,
Pare Liquors Tor Medical Tarposes
All Kinds of Patent IMedicices,
DEXT.1L AXD FJXCY GOODS,
Blank Eocks and Stationery,
The best brand, of Chewing and Smokin;
TOBACCO AXD SEGARS.
Xxxlis or XL Colora.
m It FUJI EKY AMI TOILET GOODS.
TTr ittnMa hie rm t mr, J .v
be wi.l keep on band on exteniv .L J i
" 111" "V." . . lne tubliB pencraliy. i
tieles mentioned, beMdes anything and everr'h in-'
uua!lv kept in a first class lru- Stni-
8 preyed to fell at low rate lor tW Call and
examine for yourself '
South-east Corner Main and First Streets
Ircscrlpflons ana Orders
Carefully filled at a! honr.
JIarch 21st,' 6 L l30-vS 6n
LIBERTY AND UNION,
LIGHT AND DARKNESS.
ET EwRACI CEEELT.
0, Ood! onr ry tLroab dartneE3lead,
liot thine is living Iirbt ;
Tpeh nc to feci tba Day Fti;3ed
To each alow wearing Night ;
1'ake -us to know, though pain and Woe
Ijeset our mortal live,
TLat Jil at last in death liei low,
Andonlj Good Burntes.
Too lorj the nryrepsor's iron heol
The saintly brow has pressed ;
T eft tbc tyrant's murd'roua ste?l
lias pierced the guiltier breat ;
Tet in our fouls the peed Fiiall lie,
Till ThiiU ElmJl Lid i thrire,
Of Moadfiin faith that Wrong shall die,
Anl only liihtsurvite.
We wa'k i shadow 1 tbitest wall
I)e man from man diride ;
Our hrothfir Fpurn cur tenderest calls,
Our holiest um deride:
Yet thmi-h fell Craft, with fiendish thought,
Ita FuLile web contriTe?,
St.!) raI.'el)o;J's textures shrink to naught,
And oj-!y Truth Karrivea.
Wrath cload onr eky ; War lift cn h igb
II:? Cfcg of crirrson ftin ;
Eab n)i;nstrous birth o'ersproadj the earth
In llattle': gory train;
Yet ft;;', we trust in God the Just,
Still Leepeur faith alive,
That 'neath Thine ere all Hate shall die,
And only Love survive. .
THE Y7IDQWS STRATASSIJ.
Dacon Banchoft, though a very food
rr.cn in the main, and looked up to whh
rcpect ly all the inhabitants of the little
village of Onierville, was rumored to
have, in Yankee parlance, a pretty sharp
look cut for the main chance, a peculiar
ity from which deacons are not alva3's
In wcrlJly matters he was "well to do.
having inherited a fine farm from his
father, whuh was growing yearly more
valuable. It might be supposed that un
der these circumstances the deacon, who
was fully able to do so, would have found
a helpmate to share his house and name.
But the deacon was wary. Matrimony
was to him, in some mearure, a matter cf
money, and it was his firm resolve not to
marry unless he could thereby enhance
his wordly prosperity. VJnhappily the
lit'le village of Centerville and the town
in the immediaie,.vicinity, contained few
who were qualified in this important par
ticular, and of these there were probab
ly ncme with whom the deacon's suit
would have prospered.
So it happened that years passed away
until deacon Banchoft was in the prime
of life forty five or thereabouts ana
still unmprried. and in all probability
liktly to remain so. But in all human
calculations of this kind they reckon ill
who leave widows out.
Deacon Banchoft'a nearest neighbor
was a widow.
The widow Wells who had parsed thro'
one matrimonial experience, was three
nr fnnP rMrs tnnri(r than Dnr.nn Han.
clioft. She was a buxom, comely woman,
as widows are apt to be. Unfortunately,
ihe late Mr. Wells had not been able to
leave her sufikient to male her indepen
dent of the world. All that she psessed
was the small old -fashioned house in
which fche lived, and a small amount of
money, which was insufficient to support
her, and a hale son of i-even, likewise to
be enumerated in the schedule of her
property, though hardly to be classed as
"productive" of anything but mischief.
The widow was therefore obliged to
take three or four boarders, to eke out
ht r scanty income, which of course, im
posed upon her, considerable labor and
j ii ia not surprising that under these
circumstances the should now and then
bsthink herself of a 6econd marriage to!
better her condition? Or again, need!
we tsteoin it a special wonder, if ia her!
I reilt etien cn this point she should have j
cast her eyes on her next neighbor,
Deacon Banchoft ? The deacon, as we
already said, was in flourishing circum
stances. He would be alle to maintain
a wife in great comfort, and being one of
the chief personages in the vilhage,
could aiFrd her a prominent social posi
tion. He was not especially handsome,
or calculated to make a profound impres
sin cn the female heart this was true
but he was good dispositioned, kind
hearted, and would no doubt make a good
sort of husband. Widows are, I take it.
03 the honor to lead this
, i nr i
&lT-' J forSITe the remark)
jCS j;Sp0sea to weigh sen'iment in a
second marriage than a first, and so, in a
-j . n , r
widow s point of view, Deacon Banchoft
OS V w
;was a desirable match.
Some sagacious person, however, has
! observed that it takes two to
ONE AND INSEPARABLE, NOW AND FOREVER."
NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 18G4.
match, a fact to be seriously considered,
for in the present case it was cxc2ding
ly doubtful whether the worthy deacon,
even if he had known the favorable
opinion of his next Deijhbcr, would have
been inclined to propose changing her
name to Banchoft, unless iodeed a suita
ble motive was brought t bear upon hira.
Here was a superb chance for fines
sing, wherein widows tre said as a gene
ral thing to be expert.
One evening after a day of fatiguing
labor, the widow Wells sat at the fire in
the sitting room with her feet resting on
"If I am ever so situated as not to have
to work so hard, I thai! be V'rpy. It a
hard life keeping boarders. If I as on-
ly as well ofT as deacon Banchoft "
Still the widow kept up her thinking.
by and by her face brightened up. She
had an idea which she-was resolved to
pu into execution at the very earliest
.1 J Ml
moment. V nat it was-me reauer wm
discover in the sequel.
"Henry," said she to her son the next
morning, "I want you to stop at Deacon
Banchoft's as you go to school, tind ask
him if he will call and see me in the
morning or afternoon, just as he" finds it
Deacon Banchoft was a little sur
prised at this summons. However about
eleven o'clock he called in. The widow
had got on the dinner, and had leisure
to sit down. She appeared a little em
barrassed. 'Henry told rae you would like to see
me," he commenced.
'Yep, deaccn. I do. But I nm very
much afraid you will think strapge at
least cf what I have to ray to you."
The deacon very politely promised not
to be surprised though at the cam time
his curiosity was very much excited.
"Suppose," said the widow, casting
down her eyes, mind I was only suppos
ing a case suppose a person should find
a pot oj gold pieces in their celler, would
the law have a right to touch it, or would
it belong to thern ?"
The deacon pricked up his ears. "A
pot of gold pieces, widow ? Why, un
questionably the law would have nothing
to do with it!"
Ana tne cte .wr-1 fcaa inr-miy
owned the house couldn't come forward
and claim it, could he, deacon?" inquired
the widow with apparent anxiety.
"No. madam, unquestionably not, when
the house was disposed cf everything
went with it, as a matter of course.
'I am glad to hear it, deacon. You
wont think strange of the question, but
it happ.ed to occur to my. mind, so I
thought I would like to have it satisfied."
"Certainly, certainly," said the deacon,
"And, deacon, as you are here, I hope
you will step to dinner with us. It will
be ready punctually at twelve,"
"Well, no," said the deacon, rising.
'I'm obleeged to ye, but they'll be ex
pecting me home."
"At any rate, deacon," said the widow
taking a steaming mince pie from the
oven, "you won't object to take a piece
of mince-pie. You must know I rather
pride myself upon my mince-pies." .
The warm pie sent forth such a delici
ous oder, that the deacon was sorely
tempted, and after saying, "Well really,"
with the intention of refusing, he finish
by saying, "on the whole I guess I will
as it looks so nice."
The widow was really a good cook, End
the deacon ate with much gusto the gen
erous slice which the widow cut for him,
and after chatting upon unimportant sub
jects, withdrew in some mental perplex
"Was it possible," thought he, "that
the widow could have found a pot of gold
in her cellar ? She did not say so, to be
sure, .but whjr should she have shown so
much anxiety to' know as to the proprie
torship of the treasure thus found if she
had not happened upon some? To be
sure as far as his knowledge extended,
there was no one who had occupied the
house who would be in the least likely to
lay up such an amount of gold ; but then
the house was one hundred and fifty
years old, at the very least, and had had
many occupants of which we knew noth
ing. Ii might be uf ter all. The widow's
earnest desire to have him think it was
only curiosity, likewise gave additional
probability to the supposition entertained.
"I will wait and watch," though; the
It so happened that Deacon Banchoft
was one of the director in a saving in
stitution situated in the next town, and
accordingly used to ride over ones or
twice a mentn, to attend meetings of the
On the next occason of this kind, the
widow Wt.'Us sent over to know .if he
could carry her over with him, as she had
a little business to attend there.
Ay AyAyAx: V-"'
The request was readily accorded. Ar
riving at the riliiage, Mrs. Wells request
ed to be set down at the bank.
"Ha! ha!" thought the deacon, that
He said nothing, however, but deter
rained to come tack and find out, as he
could readily from the cashier, what
business she had with the bank.
The widow tripped into the ofnee, pre
tending to look very nonchalant
"Can you give me small bills for a five
dollar gold piece ?" she inquired.
"With pleasure," was the reply. .
"By the way," said she, "the bank is
j in a very flourishing conditirn is it not?"
- "'Nona in.lh
ing," was the prompt response.
"You receive deposits, do you not V
"Yes, madame, we are receiving them
"Do you receive as high as as five
"No," said the cashier with some sur
prise; "or rather we do not allow inter
est on so large a sum.' One thousand
dollars is cur limit, Do you know of any
one who "
"It is of no cousequence," said the
widow.hurridely. "I only ask for curios
ity. By the way, did you say how much
interes you would allow on deposits that i
come within your lines?"
. Five percent, madam."
"thank you; I only ask for curiosity.
Whht a beautiful morning it is!"
And the widow tripped lightly olsV
Shortly afterwards the deacon enter-
"How's busines Mr. Cashier ?" was
his first inquiry.
"About as usual." 5
"Many deposits lately?"
"None of any magnitude."
"I brought over a lady this morning
who seemed to leave business with you.
"The widow Wells ?"
'Do yon know." asked the cashier.
"whether she has had any money left her
"None that I know of," said the dea
con, pricking up his cars. "Why, did
she deposit any?"
"No, tut she. inquired whether we re
ceive deposits as high as five thousand
"Indeed," ejaculated the deacon.
'Was that all she came for!" he inquire
a moment afterwards.
"No; she exchanged a gold piece for
"Ha!" pondered the deacon reflect
ively. "Did she give any reason for the in
quiries?" "No; she said she only asked for curi
osity." The deacon left the bank in deep
thought. He came lo the conclusion
hat this curiosity only veiled a deepsr
motive. He no longer entertained a
doubt that the widow had found a pot of
gold in her cellar, and appearances,
seemed to didicate that its probable value
was at least five thousand dollars. The
gold piece ushe had exchanged at the
bank appeared to confirm the story.
"I rather think," said the deacon,
complacently, "I oan see into a millstone
about as far as most people" a state
ment the litteral truth o.f which I defy
any one to question, although as to the
prime fact of people being able to see
into a small millstone at all, doubt3 have
now and then intruded themselves up
on my mind.
Next Sunday the widow Wells appear
ed at chureh in a new and stylish bon
net, which led to some such remarks as
"How much vanity some people have,
to be sure."
"How a woman who has kept boar
ders for a living, can afford to (Ja out
with such a bonnet on, is more than I can
tell. I should think she was eld encujjh
to know better."
The last remark was made by a young
lady just six month.6 younger than the
widow, whose attempt to catch a husband
hitherto had provided unavailing.
"I suppose she is tryiny to catch a
second husband with her finery. Before
I'd desceud with such means, I'd I'd
drown myself." continued the lady.
In this last amiablejspeech the young
lady had unwittingly hiupon the true mo
tive. The widow was intent upon catch
ing Deaccn Banchoft, and the indulged
in a costly bonnet, not becau;.e she sup
posed he would be caught with finery, but
because this would strengthen in his
mind the idea that she had stumbled up
on the hiddev wealth.
The'-widow calculated shrewdly, and j
the display had the desired effect.
On Monday afternoon the deacon
found an errand that called him over to
the wtdow's. It chanced to be jast about
the time. He
was importuned to stay at
tea, and somewhat to his own surprise he
did. The polite widow, who knew the
deacoa'i weak point brought out one of
her best mince pies, a slice of which her
guest partook of with test. :
"You'll take another piec,I knew,'
said she, persuasively.
. "Really I am ashamed," said the dea
con, but he passed his plate. "The fact,"
said he, apologetically, "your pies are so
nice, I don't know when to stop."
"Doyou-cali them, nice?" aaid the
widow, modestly. 'I call them comon.;
I can make nice pies when I set , out to,
but this time I didn't have as good vluck
as usual." , ..
. -I th-a-Id'r: wnrT any letter," .cii the
"Then I hope that if you like them
you will drop into tea often. We cnght
to be more neighborly, Deacon Ban
choiV! . . ;.
Deaeen. Banchoft assented, and he
meant what he said. The fact is, the
deacon began to think that the, widow
was a very charming woman. She was
very homely and then she . "was such an
excellent cook. Besides he had no doubt
in his mind that she had a considerable
sum of. money. What objections would
there be to her becoming Mrs. Banchoft?
He brought this question to her one eve-
ning. Jne widow fiusnea: prciessea to
be greatly surprised in fact, she never
thought of snch a thing : in her life but,
on the whole she .had always thought
highly of the deacon, and to cut the mat-
short, she accepted him. 1
A month after she was installed as
mistress cf the deacon's large house,
somewhat to the surprise of the Tillage
people, who could nor conceive how she
had broajrht him over.
Some weeks after the cermony, the
deacon ventured to inquire about the pot
of gold which she had found in the cel
"Pot of gold!" 6he exclaimed, in sur-
prise, "A know oi none.
"But," said the deacon, disconcerted
"you asked me about whether the law
could claim it."
;,0h, lor! deacon, 1 only asked ycu
".And was that the reason you made
the inquiry at the bank?" - .-
"Certainly. What else could it be?"
The deacon went out to the barn, and
for half an hour set in silent meditation.
At the end of this time, he ejaculated as
a closing consideration. "After all, she
makes good mince pies!"
It gives me pleasure to state that the
union between the deacon and the widow
proved a happy one, although to the
end of his life he never conld quit make
up his mind about the "pot of geld."
If he was disappointed in getting the
"pot cf gold,"he was not disappointed,
in getting .the "good "mince pies" she
was able to make them.
THE OLD WAYSIDE INN.
"Sir, excuse me but I wish to put you
on your guard. I believe we have fallen
into a den of thieves and murders."
I had been slumbering uneasily for
nearly an hour, and bad just become thor
oughly awakened when Mr. Leslie en
tered my room cautiously, and addressed
me in this singular manner.
I had that day chanced to fall ia with
an elderly gentleman, (Mr. Leslie by
narae,)and his daughter Gertrude,;an in
teresting young lady of nearly eighteen,
and as our routes lay in the same direc
tion, we were naturally agreed to ac
company each other. . .
We had stopped at the roadside inn!
Our accommodation was much more am
ple than I had supposed possible from the
external appearance of the dwelling and
much to our satisfaction we werefurnish
od with se patata rooms, though all in
the low chamber ..b.top of the house.
" The apartment allotted to myself was
a small one, furnished with a handsome
bed, wilh h avy gTeen curtains, alight
stand, and a couple cf chairs. EAry
thing was in perfect keeping and good
order, but the bed was placed against
the door greatly to ray astonishment.
"What have you discovered?" 1 ask
He gave me a solid piece of paper, on '
which were rudely inscribed these
Jim saw threa travelers coming over
the old road an hour ago. . Probably I
- u i. ... i t
they will be at our house prety soon after
dark, and -you . must manage to keep j
them ia night. Don't try to settle them !
until I come which will be about "mid-1
night. tom tx.TT0,
- j , .
il e engaged in a .short conversation
as to the course we had better pursue'
and then without arriving at any cocciu- f
aion' I Ipft the fithar trA daUfttPr Tnna !
!-. . r u "i r j
fv,r a few moments while I cautiously de-
, , , . ? -
cenued the stairs. Having gained the
alt bebw.I stole through a long narrow
HATES O F ADTEJITIjIS g.
m monre p. en IttiiJii nr !ri) aC JartioA, f 1 t-
Xii actional ilMTUoe . , - -B
iit- CarCs.Ji linear 1, 7r
o co la tun one j ear -
One nail co!rna eae yer - - .
Oj rortb column o yewr - -Oa
stxtiih colcma one ye? -Or.swlnTn-a
! -.& - -
OM hlf eoiSTDB iUBmli'tt - -
Ont tocrtu e)Tisja tlx wonti
OT3tg5of colaraax Hicntlii -One
eolufa tiree tcpniin -One
tit coinmi threa montbe
One fourth eoloraa tbrep moetlie -One
f.ciitH coUmn ttree mwUi
ABonDciniCanidte for OfOre. - -
Trtis!ent aiTerUs:eaU ma: be rH fJr la aAt
passage I Lad no, before charred, and at
last came to the door of an nrartnsst,
in which I knew the family rf cur hot
together with our wouli-b murdert,
"well, Tom. how do you props ia Bat
tle our guests above."
"jjow have you disposed cf them
Why I cave the old man nHtbe girl
he two rooms on the left, and that jourg
fellow tcok ihe one at the right.
The room you made so convenient
last week ?'' .
"Well if that is tb-case,-I don't think
we shall find hard work at all. The vary
Instar.t you hearbe repen r,i my ji-tcl,
ycu and Jim must be at hand to ectrr
the old man's room and take cara cf
"But when will all this come c:7."
"At twelve, they will be eleepicg
roost soundly then."
It wanted just thirty minutes cf th
hnur appointed, ana I hastened ny steps
up stairs. , . ,
. I visited my own room first, where I
found that the convenient' fixture I hii
heard spoken of belsw wa3 roearly squara
hole in the wall, just eposito th?4 pillow,
sufficiently large enough to insert ths
barrel of aad moderate sized pistol a,
very easy way to relieve a man cf his
life. . ; ,
Having made this discovery, I sought
Mr. Leslie and his daughter.. .
'I was about to propose," I said' "that
each one of us should keep hia own apart
ment. , If we.met them together whila
Seytoa has iiis loaded pistol at hand, caa
of us will sure to; get - killed. Oa the
contrary, should I roauufacutre a good
counterfeit, as I now prcpose, to , occupy
my place for the time being in that rath
er dangerous bed, and ia this manner
waste Seyton's shout and throw him o?T
his guard. I am very sure I couli gaia
the mastery in a hand to hand ftruggla
in a very few rain ites, and then corno ta
your assistance. Docs my propoai'.iia '
bull you ?
"Perfectly, and luckily for yo-:r acheni
I wear a wig, which may be of consider
able benefit to you in making the coun
terfeit or which yon have spoken Taka
it ; iiis entirely at your disposel."
"If took tut a very few moments ta fill
the wig sufficiently with the bed clothes,
and arrange itia a favorable pusitioa up
on the pillow, in front of the little open
ing. Having done this, I glanced at my
watcn in tne moon-no?m.
five minutes of twelve !
The silonce was growing oppressive,
when at lat I saw the curtain nova
aside a little. There was a morner.;'
silence, and then a leud report, and I
had resolution enough to bend forward
and utior a low despairing moan; as th
(report died away. Ia an instant ib
deor wa3 opened, and the rr.in cabled
Seytoa came running ia, with his pistil
still in his hand. 'Without the faintest
suspicion he approached the ted, bat
meanwhile I had grasped a long, heavy
bar cf hard .wocd, whiLh 1 presume, l y
the merest chance, happened to be stand
ing against the wall, near by, and when
he had arrived within a convenient d
iacce, I sprung upon him, and wi n a
single well directed blow I laid him
sprawling, and I judged insensible upon
All this had occupied but a moment,
and it "was scarcely completed when I
heatd the report of another pistol in th-a
direction cf the apartment occupied by
Mr. Leslie. Without stepping to asvure
myself further of the effect of the rather
severe knock I had given the fallen man,
I hastened forward to the assistance cf
my companion. He was engaged ia a
hand to hand stru2le with Jim. whiU
our host was lying upon the flour; badiy
if not dangerously wounded.
Jim was making desperate efforts to
draw a knife from his belt, while Mr.
Leslie was using Lis utmost endeavors t
prevoat it.. He was Iravt and resolute,
tut I could see his strength was failing
rapidly.-IUid "not hesitate ..to put an
immediate stop to Lie contest by agm
calling my club into requisition.
Having rlrmly secured our hjsest and
the fellow JiJk with cords, and deft Mr.
Leslie in the charge cf his daughter, I
returntd to the room where I ' had left
He was just reccversng the effects of
the blow I Lad given him, which, as I had
supposed had rendered him. insensible
for a time, and was jusr in pea.-o;i to b;cd
him before he had recovered sufficiently
to trouble us still further.
New all that remained for rne to do to
render our situation quite secure was, u
take from our hostess the power to hirrn
us in any way, and I at once started b
low for this purpose.
h " I afterward learned that Mr. Les.ie
?ad raade hi daughter promise, aftsr my
departure, to remain quietly 10 hT o va
n l n , f,u
apartment unti'l she could ventre fortn.
aoa stationed himself near the dour, with
the oaly putol Lu ever carrie j in his
band. ly some mistake our host and
Jl n ""k Lhn " on" as tha
putul wa!hrcd at my counterfeit ry ev
1in mU!Sm. Pr,t ii.-r.i. Vau'wsi-.el
!a moment. When thv di l present
themselves ho had fired at the one i
vance. who happened to be the ho t.
timoeUiatelv rraprled wiih the other
- j -k r
W e remained at the Oid ins the
tinier of ihe nht. and gave ir.fsrr.a-
"ticn to the 'authorities in the
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