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Tioga Eagle (Newspaper) - August 22, 1849, Wellsboro, PennsylvaniaF r 3v Famili newspaper Ito Tefr to news Politico 3uts, 0rientt literature of Lobita amusement. L published weekly . In Wellse rough Rioga county 1. Wednesday morning dollars a year. 576. From the literary Gazette. The Conquest of Fame. By in a miserable Hovel far removed from the scenes of the Busy Street where time showed its livid imprint upon the shattered Winch Tho Light found Entrance through two Small windows and even these lacked several panes of Glass whose places were occupied by tattered garments telling but too plainly to the passers by that it the abode of poverty with All its concomitant evils. This is the Home of Charles the turn Ture of the apartment was in keeping with the external aspect of the place a. Stove in one Corner a Couch m another a few chairs and a table in a dilapidated condition were the principal articles in addition to which might he seen a Small collection of old books a writing apparatus it a not my purpose to picture to the imagination of the Reader a sketch that is merely the Olli Annj of my own fancy but to portray a event that actually occurred. It Tonii i cd m the year and to doubt Iresh in the recollection of Many in the where it who if Occa Tion required would Bear testimony to the particulars associated with the singular Cir urn i am about to relate. I Matthia is Only pint of my Story which perhaps Little or no Merit and arty m noting it is of inform my Reader of the remarkable Fate of Charles Melville. It h said one even my after tracking 1m brain he a of some Baihly Ami earned a scan to subsidence by Penn big Short poems for the Benefit of others it utterly continued struggle against poverty. In wears my cannot thus torture Rny mind for hire. Of that godlike Genius Oft lie poor should Conn to Frt son of Conj should for a More pittance demean myself by writing stuff like 11 replied creature by his Side vile alas that love for me should have brought this upon i would rather die with thee beloved than live Vith any other upon i Blip pc Charles but still it must Cir be a source of bitter grief to me to know tint i have robbed you of a Parent s Ami a tear coursing Down her Check told How truthfully she Hail spoken. Tho Dearest cheer replied i la husband As he pressed her to his throbbing heart and kissed the Pearly drops i Trust will Boon banish want from our rising As he spoke he Drew Alary toward the broken Nydow and the Moonlight revealed tin that care had stamped upon the countenance. His Eye was Ylo cd with u hectic flush i Are ill Tail the wife ten to invigorate is but Fiat produces the Scot ten co Mil believe me i Liall Toon be men to in my youth nil thoughts would Ever and Airon turn Tomyl the stage. An actor s Fame Conlimip-1 by lure my mind and appeared Worth a pfc time of toil Oren have i mob Elf that should Fortune withdraw Iier Niilo Ami Lioun upon me i would became in 1 u As confident of Success. Think net lint speak in knows i do not. Inc time hag come when i am compelled to employ the talents with which am and owed. My creator would nol have conferred them but to to it is right to use he continued As he saw a Shade pass upon the Counte Nance of h w wife As he spake. It 13 not that i think it wrong my dear she observed but is your strength Mitch Cut for the Sui Lucienl for any undertaking that will re 1 Cie Jou from responded the husband. Not the language that prudence would said the wife. They Lur cd from the window and As they passed the Ubalo on which Charles had been it Iii he in Lisej n moment As if into fragments More will i write poetry a Al Glicr destiny awaits me and the fire of Genius Darld irom his Eye and a smile played a Pon his features. His step grew determination was fixed. Even the watch Lul Lafy was deceived by his apparent strength and hopefully lucked to the future. At the tune which i Wiiilie a company of Amateur thespians were performing but must not Nemo the place. Charles offered to this party and was i of the drama was rapidly declining lie manager knew that a name once associated aristocracy could not Tail to secure a House and replenish the Treasury for one at least. They therefore closed an end gement with diaries for six nights. His part 3 of the most difficult character to Imper m Tho productions of the immortal Bardt a no Lear. Of Buccos to was Piru Svere Clova cd to the highest Point news paper i in Ivriy. Marc caring it and when the night on which he was to make his debut came it found him almost wild with excitement. Intelligence having been circulated through the town All classes flocked to the theatre soon the House was filled to its utmost capacity with the fashion and Beauty of the place. But while All was cheering outside the cur Tain an Accident occurred behind that came Well nigh dispelling the Golden dreams of the manager. Or. Merville had swooned and All was confusion. Mary who had accompanied him even behind the scenes was bathing his temples with restoratives and the manager the while was walking hastily up and Down Tho Small dressing room. The Call boy announced that the hour for the commencement of Tho performance had passed and the audience began to Manifest impatience at the delay. Charles opened his and in a moment was upon his feet. He apologized to Tho for the de Lay he had occasioned and expressed himself ready to go on. Indeed you must not said the trembling wife you Are not kill i am quite will now beloved quite the music ceases the wife relinquishes her a sigh and he is again led Forward. The first scene is Charles stands before that Brilliant assemblage some minutes elapsed Ore he was Able to Speal in consequence of the vehement applause that greeted lie raised his eyes which instantly met the gaze of his parents and his much loved sister and he Law tears Start in their eyes As they recognized him. He withdrew Liis emotions that Rose in bosom fib add him longer to look upon them. From scene to scene he passed triumphantly seeming almost inspired. There was no acting was reality the audience Felt that they were listening to old Lear was the wild Energy he displayed in his part especially in the utterance of the lines vengeance plague deat i confusion fiery what Quality , Gloster speak which occasioned the most enthusiastic applause but of which he appeared entirely unconscious. He seemed not to hear he halted not a moment in inc Progress of the play and the wild hilarity with which he spoke seemed no fictitious madness. The last scene has come. The last words Are falling in Mournful cadence from the lips of the expiring King. The audience sit As if spell bound All is hushed and nothing is heard save the broken accents Oft lie actor whose face has become pallid As with Llie Hue of death. Look struggles upon Llie floor of the stage. The struggle fixes his sobs. Look on Elfis there look a Micro he murmured in a voice scarcely audible and fell Back heavily As if his spirit had taken its final Adieu of Earth. A the curtain Tell amid the rapturous applause of the auditory those nearest the stage heard the triumphant actor exclaim poor shall Comfort her they hurried behind the scene to offer their congratulations to the successful debut Jalc but Merville was Doad j i we will nol intrude upon the grief of Llie in Ken wife. But a Short time elapsed Sli found repose from her. Sorrows in the sleep of and her form was 1 j Low in Trio Church Yard Laid beside that of him she fondly and the tall grass Waves Over their Graves and the zephyrs sigh a Mournful requiem through the branches of the Willows that o ers Hadow their resting place. No towering Monument Points the traveller to the spots where they sleep bul a rude Unur Clending g Tablet on which is inscribed the names of Charles and Marx Marks the spot. Each succeeding Spring a pile Sweet Maiden visits Iho Graves and plants around them the sweetest Flowers watering them the while with her tears. The Sexton of the Church assures me that the fair girl is the sister of him who sleeps there and thit she if her looks belie her not will soon join the spirit of her departed brother. Her said the old Sexton always accompanies her in these visits but never to my has he looked upon those Graves studiously avoids that Side of the burying ground. He Sheds no tears but his heavy sighs Tell but too plainly that they emanate from a heart that is breaking with grief food for the continued the Sexton with the business like air that usually Marks the conversation of persons engaged in a similar for the grave a thing when a father refuses to look upon the grave of his a Pound of Iron in a a Ricile state is perhaps Worth a cent. It is converted we will suppose into steel and then into Witch Springs. Now according to a calculation made work upon this subject there Are seven thousand grains in a Pound weight and every watch Spring weighs a tenth of a Grain. Seventy thousand watch Springs Worth say two dollars each yield one Mii Rcd and forty thousand dollars for the a and of Iron or rather for the labor expended upon the steam engines at work in London Are equal to the United Force of Ore million nine Hun dred thousand men and Are managed by thirty live thousand men. The n. Y. Spirit of tie times. Captain Suggs. Now he escaped from an Alabama sheriff. It was a Bland september morn in a year that need not be specified that the Captain standing in the West door of the court House of j sheriff Ellis merging there from a bundle of papers in hand and looking res if he desired some sort of a capias. The Cap Tain instantly Bethought him that there was a h indictment pending against himself for gaining began to collect his energies for an emergency. The sheriff hailed him at the same moment and requested him to hold on. Stop thar in your tracks As the Bullet said to the Suggs responded them documents look no said the sooner or later you must be taken Dbg-1 Ace Billy towns is Here and hell go your keep offal Tell you Ellis i Ain t Safe to old woman s this Mornin and it fretted me. If you be got any thing agin me keep it till be waive All formalities you do if i waive replied the sheriff advancing i la put you where i can find you when Suggs Drew an old revolving pistol where upon the paused. The shouted the Captain of the High sheriff of Tallapoosa county be upon his own head. If he crowds on me i give fair Warnin i la discharge this a Coloin pistol seven several and distinct times As High into the curl of his forehead As the nature of Case will for a moment Tho sheriff was inti Midale but recollecting that the Captain hid a religious dread of carrying loaded fire arms about his per son although he often sported them uncharged for effect he briskly resumed his stride and the Captain hurling the revolver at his head at once fell into a killing Pace towards the rack where stood his Pony the sheriff s horse by Chance was tied at the same rack but a wag of a fellow catching Suggs idea a hitched the Pony threw the bridle Over its neck and held it ready to to mounted so that the Captain was in his Saddle and his nag at half Speed Ere the sheriff put his foot in the Stirrup. The Chase was a Long and hot one. And the sheriff gradually gained on Suggs until their arrival at the crossing of the Eagle Crock where the later suddenly turned his Poncy s head Down the Stream and before the sheriff had arrived at the Brink he was out of sight in the Bushes. Nis tiers e into Llie swamp to Fly and head off the victorious Suggs bul the mini was so soft that after floundering about for a Lillic while he gave up the Chase in despair and turned his horse s head homeward. Meanwhile capt. Suggs kept on his course Down the Creek talking to himself. Wonder How far tis Down to Iho Bend this Creek makes Inlo the River about a mile below it they say. I judge if my old woman knew whar i was Guinand who i was Goiti to see she d make the Yearth shake. But she Don t i know its a principle that s inoculated into the bosom of All sensible run on and talk a Heap Afore their wives to make pm believe they re turning wrong Side out Afore pm and yet never Tell pm the Fust word of truth. It s a Wise thing in Providence 109." wonder if i la Ketch that Rascal Jim Sparks jew Larkin round Betsey Down at old Bob s 1" on the morning alter Llie occurrence adventures above related. Captain Suggs sat in a Long trim built Indian Canoe which was moored to the North Bank of the Tallapoosa River. Near him was miss she sat facing the Captain on a Board Laid across the gunwales of the boat. Miss Betsy was a bouncing girl plump firm and saucy with a mischievous rolling Eye and a Sharp word for Ever at her Tongue s end. She seemed to be co quetting with Tjie paddle she held in her hand and occasionally would strike it on the water so As to by Sprinkle Captain much to his annoy Ance. Of captin you do persuade me to Promise you so hard. And Jim Sparks says you re mar ried and if you Ain t you Mogul to a been Twenty years ago you re old enough. Splash it mind How you throw your water Jim Sparks is a Tri Ilu i have got a wife Betsy she is Goin Goin whar " asked Betsy striking the a again. Confound your paddle can t you keep it still she is Goin to her last Home Filev dwindled Down to a Shadder with that end one thing and another. So Putnin t Long Fathis he and if you will Only make up your Devil take that paddle turn Over the boat and throw me in the River up your mind to step into her shoes it looks like it would sort o reconcile me to lose her and Here a tear leaked out of each Corner of inc Caplain s eyes. Of Betsy half shutting one Eye arid looking quizzical thar s so Many Good Lookin Ypung Fellers Aboul i hate to give pm up. I like you captin but thar s billed wards and Jet Willis and Jim Sparks Good Lookin and Jet Willis and Jim Sparks Why Jet s Mouth is no better than a Jole made in the fore Prtrt of his head with a As for Jim Sparks he has the face of a Tarrier do you count Loo Iii asked Betsy with great naivete. Replied Suggs with did you Ever see me in Rny in Loim with my Silver Opp lots of my shoulders and my red Sash around my Waist and the sword that governor baggy give me with the Gold scabbard a Hangin just at this moment a step was heard and before the Captain and belly had recovered from the Shock of the intrusion sheriff Ellis sle Ppd in the boat and asserted thai Suggs was his prisoner treed at said the Caplain but its no use Frettin the ways of Providence is mys serious. But whar did you Cross of i know you d be about the old licit log fishing with belly. I la turn the Tunnoe Loose and belts will take us across. I crossed at Flam Brick s ferry left my horse on t other Side and come Down on you like a Mink on a come come it s time we wer Coltton Providence is agin sighed Tho Caplain. I m pulled ii with a Short Jork in the Middle of my Kurrer. Well he continued mus a Feller tries it on his own no harm in Takin All Ain t in jail yet _ i a few Yards below the boat Landing la Rife grew out of Iho Bank an immense Waler Oak projecting Over the River at an Angle of for to five degrees. A huge Era Cadine Vine unwrap Ped the Oak in every part ils branches and Len drills covering it like net work. The grapes were now Ripe and Hung Over the River l in bacchanal purple Ani Giuili j Betsy allowed Canoe to drop Down slowly just outside of where inc lips of the lower bran Ches of the Irce dallied with the rippling water. The fruit attracted the sheriffs Eye and appetite and reaching out an Arm Laid hold of a Branch and Pluck and the said angrily let s go keep said the sheriff i la fill my inti Lurry then and if you wih gather the darned things reach up and pull Down them big launches up to 6omes Fine dusters higher up than the sheriff could reach As he stood up in the pull Down the vines to i u the sheriff tried but the vines resisted his utmost strength so crying steady he pulled i Maul rap dual or nun and Lish a fooling among the foliage. At lists Mon Piir Caplain hug a made no to Maik orally bul his Eye said to Betsy As plainly As Eye could Lalk Lul her a lick my silently Tho paddle went into the water belly leaning Back wills lips compressed and in a second Llie Canoe shot ten feet out from tie tree and Tho sheriff was left dangling the vines. Stop your blasted roared Tho officer. Keep Cool old Char so just inc smallest Grain of a joke in this Here that you Ever Sec d. It s the coldest sort of what shall i do How shall i get out of Salced Ellis piteously. Let All go the water and swim ou0 was the reply. L can t swin a deep a Suggs seemed to ruminate and then at least Foet ugly great said poor Ellis you certainly won t leave me to strength is failing if i Don to said the Captain most emphatic i wish i maybe landed in a thousand feet of and saying a word to Betsy shot rapidly across the River. Kissing his companion As he stepped out of the boat Suggs sought Button Harwas tied in a Thicket near by and pursued his homeward Way. I never he said to himself As lie jogged along despair. Honesty a Bright watch out a hand in your fingers and pne in tour Lap with a Little Grain of help from pro Viii Juco will always fetch a Man despair i be been hunted and tracked and dogged like a cussed Wolf but Providence is Jour video and my Wost in my has Luck it tree. Git up Button you blasted humbly hop eared p from Ilia aug. Ii. The to o schoolmasters. An unexpected meeting took place last even ing Between Marcus b. Conner and Samuel f. Gentlemen of Scholastic pursuits who were school Fellows together Twenty years ago. They found on Mutual inquiry that both were now engaged in Iho same vocation the delightful Lask of instructing youth though their situations in some respects were essentially Dif having a Good fat office As teacher in of the Public and John sort being half starved incumbent of a pro in one of those rough Lookin Lacade Mies in new Jersey a Tymich Are disrespectfully tavern Side by Side each narrated his a Folven since their previous had a generous Supply of Good liquors and found their hearts warming towards each other with an intensity of Friendship not common in this facts. The population of the Earth is estimated at practical a and selfish age. At last the hotel one thousand millions. Thirty millions die an keeper wishing to shut up reminded them that anally eighty two thousand daily three thou it was time to separate. They clasped hands four Hundred and Twenty one every hour to bid Adieu and poured Forth protestations of and my seven minute unalterable regard. "1 must leave town to i a big Shulof wheat pounds visit a sister to said what contains live Hundred and fifty thousand kernels. Token shall i give you my dear fellow of my everlasting Good will what Token re plied Johnson who is deeply versed in the Clas in or Cece it was the custom at meals for the saves to p the loin ans Liy on couches at their dinner sics what did the ancient heroes do in to Bles of their luf arms eating with their right. Circuns lances they Armor my boy. Now if our Coats Aije not of Noah s Ark live hit Marpil and forty six English loot Long Broad and fifty mail they will do for a shop find if me never i four High. Meet again upon Earth to Mihall have something i the Walls of a Mcvagh were one Hundred feet to remember each other by As Long As we High and thick enough for three chariots to agreed to cried Conner nature drive abreast. Was softened by the double influence of Friend Babylon was sixty Miles the Walls ship and liquor and without More ado an which wore seven a sex feet thu a and three Ter change of garments wus made on Tho Hundred Ivet this morning Awakening Conner Conru Lothat i vinegar boiled with myrrh or camphor Sprink the balance of the Trade was against Zulfi the led. In a room Corrozi to putrid Ity. Enthusiasm of Friendship Ami the Lutnes Oft lie liquor having passed he discovered that he bran hops entwine to the and Beans to he right. Had got in Exchange for his bran Gold May beaten into leaves up thin that Broadcloth sack and old Niolu eaten patched two Hir Idri Dalid eighty thou ind would be Only and thread Bare Cal which would scarcely an Inch thick. Hang logelher., whal made the still. The Earth is thousand six Hundred and worst his Wallet containing Twenty five Dol sixteen Miles in

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