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Smethport McKean Citizen (Newspaper) - December 18, 1858, Smethport, PennsylvaniaR m be last co., fla., december 18, 1858. 18 Kubby saturday mob nine by l. To Obb. M Keah cjo., pa., i 24 per All rates of 1 column Oneis ear. Six months 2000 j200 .2000 1200 we did not Foar them once the Dull Grey morn no Check Lem Burden on our spite Laid the Long night watches did not bring us warning one Square of 12 lines or less 3 insertions .1 50 each sobs quent 25 business cards with 00 these rules will be strictly adhered to. E. Bot7ohtobt Elk by. Attorney and counsellor at Law Smethport m Kean county a. Business entrusted to his care for the counties of m can Potter and Elk will be promptly attended to. Office in the court House second floor. I w. At Williams attorney and counsellor at Law. M Kean county a. We. A Nichols and counsellor Law with o. J Hamlin consulting counsel Smethport m Kean county a same formerly occupied by o. J. Hamlin via Rhea cowls at Tony at Law Smethport m Kean co., will attend to professional business in the counties of m Kean Potter John c Backus attorney counsellor at Law. Smoth tort m Kean co a. Will attend to Burtons in his profession Potter and Elk. Store. In the counties of m Kean Over c. K. Sitwell or. J. Physician and Smethport a. Office on King Street few doors East of the Demy. I that we were tenants of a House decayed. In Matt Tho Early a bowl like dreams to is descended the Frost did fairy work on pane and Bough Beauty and Power and wonder have not How is it that we tear the Winters now Tho How fires fall As Bright on Hearth and Cham Ber the Northern Starlight shines and coldly Clear the Woods still keep their Holly for december the world has Welcome yet for the new year and far array in old remembered places Tho Snow drop rises and the Robin sings the son and Moon look oat with smiling Why have our Days i Roc such goodly things is it that now Tho North wind finds is shaken by tempest fiercer than its bitter blast t and fair beliefs and Friendship have forsaken. Like summer s Beauty As that tempest passed t and life grown leafless in its pleasant valleys the Light of Promise waning from its Day till mists meet even in its inward not like Tho outer mists to melt away t it was not thus when dreams of lore and laurels gave Sunshine to the i tors of our youth before its Hopes had fallen in Fortune s quarrels or time had bowed then with his heavy troth Bra yet the Twilight found us strange and lonely with shadows coming w Len attic fire Low to Tell of Distant an losses the part that cannot change and will not go. 1 dear friends the Winter is within Bard is the Ico that gathers round the heart if pretty and vain regrets can win us from life s True heritage and better part seasons and sties rejoice Yea worship rather but nations toil and tremble even As we hoping Foruhar Toto they will never gather and dreading Winters they May never see. Or. A d. Freeman. Physician and surgeon Smethport a. Office his residence one door North of the methodist Church. J. C. Chandler Woald respectfully announce to citizens of Smethport and Vicinity that to is prepared to execute All orders for painting training Gla liner paper hanging sign painting ac., neat new dispatch. Address a c. Chan Dler Smethport m Keats co., a. Prom the the Nelson hotel and most fashionable Mother s journal. Angel the largest House of resort in Green s Hoot. D. , Kinzua Warren county a. His table will be supplied with the Best the country affords and he will spare no pains in accommodating his guests. It stood not far from the sounding sea and com a town on the Floa Shore a popular Waering Placo famous in the annals of he wealthy. Rink of the _ Mandod a Prospect of surpassing Beauty. Among the very select few who came Here for the purpose of invigorating and improving health were a Young couple by the name of Hayden. Har Riet the wife was an interesting to House by b. B. Liddy water Street Waren co., general stage office. Actor House. By j. C. Holmes. Stages to and from this place Stop Here. Good accommodations we reason Able prices. Man not yet thirty tie manner and a with a quiet Gen voice whose very j by Nhatt House. 1 Smethport m Kean co., a. D. R. Bennett proprietor the court Hougo a new Large commodious and Well furnished Honye. Nathan Dennis proprietor. This House i Situa Ted half Way Between set Liport and Joty if you want a Good dinner this is to place to bolmb8 it Richmond. Wholesale Aud retail dealers in provisions and family groceries dry Goode boots a shoes hats Caps. If ails Yankee a Fotina. A. In the Astor House. Terms cask. Storo an Taylor dealer in Staple and fancy Oil cloths ready made clothing1, hats Caps shoes groceries hardware ac., one door East of the Astor House. It. B. Butler co wholesale and retail dealers in Staple and fancy dry goods carpet tip ready made clothing and general furnishing goods boots nod shoes Wall and window paper looking glasses ac., at clean it. Y. 1 land woman of extraction and a a Sweet practical Christian. But the sweetest creature in this group was an Toinette Hayden child of three years. She was Robed in flounces or lace or ribbons. Her Little limbs were unfettered by fashion and had the freest play her ways were All natural her walk and talk and play were As a child s walk talk and play should be. Loose Ben was an uncouth Carica Ture of a human being of sixteen years of age slouching in his dress dirty sometimes ragged bearing All the gibes put upon him with a sullen Mem and stoical silence. Loose Ben shuffled looked suspiciously at everybody from Wardly and in his Brood dutch dialect said half sheepishly does you Pray to god in the morn persisted the Little one still keeping her hand upon he in the same voice answered l Sta As then the Little one seemed satisfied she danced and catered Tod with this coarse Boorish watching the Curling flame As it ascended and built All unconsciously afire of love and gratitude on the altar of that uncultivated heart. The season went on and Nettie s Mother improved in health. The thin rounded out the Pale Cheek grow and she took Long walks and drives along fhe quiet Beach. Every morning when Loose Ben came up to build the fire that dear Little voice would say does Yon love and when to had answered with. His stereotyped she would add in precisely the Emo words a before does you Pray to god. In the morn and again with that stupid won Dering look he would say but there was a change in this Semi barbarian. Gradually the rough heavy locks were trained to fall Back from his Low but fall brow his Wood coloured face grew clean and his great hands Marks of attention. By some mysterious process hid clothes were mended arid Loose Ben seemed to emerge from his Loutish Shell into a Region of More thought and Freer scope. The hotel loungers still jeered him still called him All kids of strange and orig Inal names but did not min them and had one seen him going up to his daily duty to room 56, a smile might have been detected lighting up i homely face till it was almost handsome. Ana As he entered Day after Day came the same question about love and prayer. One Sabbath morning never to be for. Gotten i am telling no Story of fiction dear rap came As usual at room 56, and when die door was opened in walked Loose Ben Wor thy of the name no longer. He brought the Wood not in his usual Way Bat in a Basket and wonder of of wonders i he was attired in a neat Gray suit from Bead to foot and under Breed , a music bad some Fong re Mem just the chord vibrated against her heart. She paused the voice asked of or Antoinette Antoinette or voice mournfully mannered the sad truth. 1 exclaimed the Little Angel and then came feet along the passage and a tall dark Man stood before her. You do not know me mrs. He said As for a moment striving to possess his self command he spoke. I do not replied the bereaved Mother in Low tones. A my dear Madam i am he whom your child s artless questions morning after m pierced to the Beart i am poor Loose Ben. Day and night have the Lovely features of that Angel babe been before my vision. Every morning the Clear Sweet tones have sounded on my does you love of i have come to find her in he bowed his head and softly followed the mourning Mother into the shaded parlor. Death had not kissed even the freshness from the lips of the Sweet child. Death a if he had no Power to mar such loveliness had not drawn one Blue tint along the Marble temples or under the closed death had not stolen one line of Beauty from that his left Arm he carried hat bound with a Black ribbon. Leisurely to went up to the Hearth Stone and leisurely set the kindling and the Wood in their place. Then he turned to look for Antoinette. A Little voice came from under the curtains Billy does you love god does you Pray in the1 the boy Drew his hands before his eyes and Nettie made herself visible. He went towards her and fell upon his Knees at her feet. Yon dear Little he sobbed taking her dimpled hand and covering heavenly smiled in spite of death. Little anti sobbed the Strong you found me in ignorance and blessed me with those holy were the first pure fingers that touched me with the touch of love and made my heart throb with new life. Of Little Anto Inette you were the first one to Lead me to my infant breath my name was first carried up to Christ. Of my Lamb canst thou not look Down upon me and see me Bend Over theer Blessing even thy inanimate Clay but the Tomb cannot hold thee infant disciple. Already is she there i he cried lifting no Hia streaming Ike brightness of the glory of lord god of hosts Falls upon her temples. She hath led souls to thee mighty re Deemer and thou Wilt give her a Crown of Ufa Smith Brothers. To. I Excelsior Block clean u. Y. Wholesale and retail dealers in dry goods groceries hats Caps and bonnets to Ofrand shoes car Oil cloths and All other kinds of Mer Chandise. B. B. Mason. Alcor in stoves tin Ware Jap paned West Side Al to Public Square Smethport custom work done to order on the shortest no Tice and in the most substantial manner. . Bars a neral dealer in stoves tinware hardware carpenters tools nails House trimmings Mill saws log and Coil chains Wall ibid Cis Tern pumps hollow Ware cutlery claw a. Jobbing done to order Olynn . Daniel Kinsbury i successor to the to Kim com tax principal office at Bradford m Kean co., a Branch at Fox township Elk co., a. Good farming Timber and lands for Sale in Large or Snell quantities containing bituminous and canal Coal Limo Stone Iron Ore and Mineral paints of Superior qualities. W. K. Irve Yor. Craftsman conveyancer and real i Tate agent. Office in North West Cutter of the w. Agent mad real estate broker to. 30 chamber Street Corner Centre new Hosom Aid changed. Zoub Salt loto bought or Aud pork constantly on a Surat port sept. 1st, 1858. Under his Eye brows shrank from every human voice never seamed to dare whether they called him a fool or Knave and Only cared to gather his Loose limbs together in some sunny place after his services. Were Over for the Day and could the poor outcast think he was a Gorman and possibly never knew his parentage he would not say whether any father or Mother it was his duty to make fires in the rooms of those who were invalids in the. Early morning and for this Purpo so the father of Little Antoinette employed him for though it was summer the chill air of the sea made the Early morning raw and cold. So with an armful of Wood Loose Ben wended his Way to no. A Large room on the second floored or. Haydon glanced As he enter up from his dressing table and followed his Lazy motions with his Eye for a Little Antoinette sat on the floor by the bedside half covered with the lace curtains that fell like Spray Over her spiritual face and i on earnestly Bui she. Looked ending her play fora moment and then As his labor pro she 8tooj4 by his Side. He gazed toward her and seemed paralysed into greater stupidity at her Sweet smile. No mock him scream out or Spring from him As other Chil Dren did nor Call him unfeeling names but she stood there with a saintly Light on her brow she Laid one White dim pled hand on his ragged and with a winning voice asked Doe you love god u he was too much startled for the moment to speak but the Bright Shin ing eyes beamed into his Lack Lustre orbs and again that voice of an Ropasa ing Beauty asked does you lore to looked of it looked Down awk it with kisses every morning you ask me that and every morning i lie to you Tor i no love god As you say. Then you ask me if i Pray every morn ing and i lie to Yon again and keep lying to you because i did t know no better because i poor dutch by. But this morning you dear Little Angel i Tell Yon love god. I Tell you i Pray to i he added the tears running Down his coarse Cheeks while or. And mrs. Hayden stood looking on full of astonishment. You made Mer go to god you Little Angel make me to god and i toll you no he any tears evoked his not dance. Antoin scarcely knowing what it All meant stood looking gravely towards him a childish wonder in her face until John Hayden snatched her from the floor and folded her with Many kisses to his bosom. The scene changes to a handsome dwelling in the City. Snow lies on All the streets White and naked Trees Bogray Caps of the houses the Iron railings All Are Robed in. The shroud of autumn Days. Ahl some cold wind some Snow has entered that House the White drapery of the win Dows is in lifted children go in come out again with sorrowful the passing traveler looks mournfully up As he wanders must to death in that Snow of death Lay upon the forehead of an Only child. She is in her coffin now with roses above her Pale and the Little Sil ver plate says Antoinette Hayden aged what is her Mission done so soon does the Angel Bathe her Wingson the Light of heaven even of life. He ceased and bowed his head up on the coffin. What oration before crowned monarchs Ever reached the Sublimity of this Man s suffering Over the dead form of a Little child he had been converted through her ministrations and since his Entrance into the tape ministry he counted those who Kheved on Jesus through his Faith and his ministry by hundreds and he Laid his trophies in the name of Jesus beside the gentle child who had taught him Christ. Header i have not written the dust of the child has slept in the Green grave Yard where Tho Flowers Are bringing to Day Twenty three years wept three. Years she has been a ser aph in glory. Twenty three yearn she has looked upon Jesus her Saviour and her redeemer. Of what do Yon and i seem beside this Beautiful seraph though we Drain the Fountain of earthly Wisdom we cannot attain to a tithe of that divine knowledge that fills her cup of Bliss this Day. Twenty three years in the. Presence of the lord of life going up and Down the stops of and talking with and and May not Yon and i win some stars to our Crown of rejoicing. I a Green looking Chap from the Green Mountain state went Over the lines and on to Montreal to round a going into a Largo and handsome dry goods store his ver Dancy attracted the attention of the proprietor who attempted to quiz him but unhappily having an Imp a Pedi his speech he had to give it up and his head Clerfe came Forward to speak for the clerk began or. Bull wishes to know if you can Tell him Why Balaam s ass spoke says Jonathan i rather guess now that Balaan was a Stu Torin Man and his ass had to speak for him i a volu1teeb Bull Hobi. I remember once seeing when a bid at a fight Between two although i could not have been More than eight years of age i shall never forget the spectacle. It happened in this Wise r close by the school House a very a pretending edifice it a deep and rapid River. Across it had been thrown a High wooden Bridge the hand railing of which time and. Tho winds and the weather had entirely destroyed. Tie land on the opposite sides of the Stream was owned by diff Erent persons and framed by them a Spect fully. One Bright summer i remember it As it were the hour of noon had arrived and a frolicsome fun seeking troop of school boys were let Loose for an hour s recreation. All at once the bellowing and Roar ing of two bulls that had Prokon out of enclosures on each Side the River attracted Bur attention. The animals were not yet in sight of each other were approaching along the Highway at a rate of Speed which would cause them to meet near the Centre of the High Bridge which i have described and beneath which at some thirty feet ran the River Between Steep Banks. The More daring of us Gath ered near the it to see the anticipated fight. We Are not Dis appointed. Nearer and nearer approached the proud pawing combat ants. Bashan never produced two beasts of Fleecer aspect. They lashed their sides with their tails they Tore the ground with their feet occasionally they keeled Down trying to Gore the Earth with then and As yet they were concealed each from the other by the ascent to the Bridge at either end. Presently As they simultaneously ascended the respective abutments they came full in sight of each other. The Roar was Mutual and actually tremendous. Every Urchin of. Is sprang into the Fields and ran. Finding however that we were not pursued we hastily retraced our Steps. They were quite As sensibly employed a Homo of their human Imi the scene of a More exciting another step backward Yos the to far tuna to Boll was forced to take it i Backho is pressed and Over he goes. They will most Likely Crow by Tho observed boons swim i asked. Is a torrent there 1" of no answered the Frenchman monkeys would rather Goi Nofiro water. If they cannot leap Tho Atrean they will Bridge "1 Bridge it land he it land How f i Stop a moment you shall the half human voices now bounded nearer and we could perceive that Tho animals were approaching Tho spot where to Lay. Presently they pawed upon the opposite Bank headed by an old Gray chieftain and office red like so Many Soldi Cra. They were Fiaoni stated of the Camadeca or ring tailed tribe , or chief Engin Eer out Rock and after looking across Tho Stream As if calculating Tho distance scampered Back and appeared to communicate with the loader. This produced a movement in the troop. Com mands were issued and fatigue parties were detailed and marched to the front. Meanwhile several of the coma Orejas the tank front to front their horns locked every muscle strained they veto fighting As Only bulls can it open i match. Now one would press Back Bis opponent a few paces and presently you would hear Quick Sharp Short and his adversary would press Back in the struggling was hard was Long was Savage. For a while neither obtained an advantage. Such a sight i never i probably shall never see again. backward Over a Bridge and falling at least thirty feet Over and Over he turned once or twice probably he turned fifty times there seemed such confusion of horns and feet revolving flying through Tho air. But Down he went Tho water was deep and he Dis appeared leaving a Whirlpool of foam behind him and River undulate far Lind wide with to concussion of his ponderous bulk. The other Bull did not laugh merely because bulls As i supposed could not. Bat we laughed and shouted our applause. There stood the Victor look Sof in a darkened chamber sat the Mother of this Lovely Flower bearing her grief alone with god. No sigh do from her tear fell from her she looked was Calm but resigned As so evidently was the Stern immobility of her features told that grief deeper than could find an outlet Lay heavy at her heart rising up after her Long Vigil flee went Nois Lessly Down stairs towards the room whore her child slept thelast Long deep. As Trio was entering a Yobbo the following is a graphic description of a terrific storm at sea the Sun went Down Liko a Ball of Dull fire in the midst of smearing Clouds of red current Jam. The wind began to whistle worse than any of the lowest orders of society in the Sis Penny gallery of a theatre. Every wave was suddenly As big and As High As the italian opera House. The cords of the ship snapped like bad stay laces. No beat Genoa velvet wan Ever Blacker than the firmament and not even the voices of the ladies calling for the stewardess were heard above the orchestral clashing of the elements. 1st" can Yoo return my dear est certainly air i Don t want it i m ing directly Down into the below into which he had hurried his unlucky foe. Stood however but a moment and then if frightened at Tho Prospect he began to snort and Stop Back Ward. Back Back he retreated with his head in Tho same pugnacious attitude in another Stop Over he too wont on the opposite Side of the Bridge per forming just As Many and As ludicrous up corsets As his adversary had done before. It was a scene to remember and the performance called Forth immense applause from the group of Juve Nile amateurs who witnessed it. In about five minutes both bolls might be seen Well sobered by their ducking dripping wet scratching up the Steep Gravelly Banks each on his own Side of the River. Those will never said a boy behind to diction turned oat connect for 1st a. Blithe heart makes a Blooming tinge pro two More peaceably deposed bulls than they were afterwards could not have been found. I hitherto they had been posting each other Lengthwise of the Bridge std Denh they began to wheel and in a moment i they facing other crosswise. Thoy Whereat right angles with the length of the old Bridge which Shook and creaked and rocked again with their trampling and their terrible strife. It was the work of a single moment one of the could not Tell of them however afe if conscious of his position made a violent a desperate plunge and praised his antagonist Biniek Back Back tilt there was but another step1 of the Plank behind him Between him and nothing 1 one of in tense interest tons juvenile never the of Homo examining the Trees on both aides of the Stream. At length they were All collected around a tall Cotton Wood that grew Over the narrowest part of the Stream and Twenty or thirty of them and up its trunk. On reaching a nigh Point the Foremost a Strong fellow ran out upon a limb and twined Hia Tail Sev eral times around it supped and Hong head downwards. The next on the limb also a Stout one the body of the first and whipping is Tail tightly around the neck and fore Arm of Tho latter dropped off in and Hung head downwards. The second repeated this manc Euver upon the and to on. Until Tho last one upon string rested. Fore paws upon the ground. The living Chain now commenced swinging backwards and forwards like the pendulum of a clock. The motion waa slight at first but gradually de Lunow Ennst Monkey striking his hands violently on the Earth every time he passed. Several others on the limb above aided the movement this continued until the Monkey at the end of the Chain was thrown among the branches of a tree on the opposite Bank. Here after two or three vibrations to clutched a limb and held fart. This movement was adroitly executed just at the highest Point of the in order to save the intermediate links from the violence of a too sudden Jerk. The Chain was now fast at both ends forming a Complete suspension1 Bridge Over which the whole troop to the num Ber of four or five Hundred passed with the rapidity of thought. It was one of the most comical sights i Ever beheld to witness expression of the countenances along the Chain. The troop waa now on the other Side but How were the animals Bridge to get themselves Over this was the question that suggested itself. Manifestly by number one letting go his Tail. But then Tho Point of Tho or Side was much lower Down and num Ber one with hah7 a dozen of Bis neigh Bors would foe dashed against the opposite Bank or soused head first into the water. Hero then was a problem and to waited with some curiosity for its Solu Tion. It was soon solved. A Monkey was now seen attaching his Tail to one forming the Bridge and consequently the Ono Hung Tho lowest. Another Gir ded him in a similar manner and another and so on until a dozen More were added to the string. These last were All powerful Fellows and running to a High limb with a Strong Effort they lifted Tho Bridge into a position is most horizontal. _ then the scream from the Tot Mon key of to now formation warned the i Tail end that All was ready and the next moment the whole Chain swung Over and landed on the opposite Bank. The lowermost links now drop Ped off like melting Candle while to higer ones leaped to the Brookes and came Down by the trunk. The whole troop then scampered off into the chs pare and disappeared. Man Slif Nelv convalescing recently a conversation pions Friend congratulating recovery and asking i physician was re. Brought to through his Friend god brag ii your illness not the doctor replied he he Dkl certain the doctor will Ghatge Tate far it

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