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/ ' \ •ta' « . u s m , B i l lw u i P a b lh h e r. iEor % ^ iU k t n _ ^ n b c } » t i b « n t h i | b i t s ^ | i i t 0 j ^ i t t r i i l i n 1 ^ U n - T v « B M m r « r lM r » to gebotelr to Patttrs anb Cfeings in (Smral_J0 Ifefe % gtatttiW, in ^arfkular. -:h, • a ' Vol. 3. WEST MERIDEN, CONN., W ED N ESD A Y SEPTEMBER 20, 1865. I lo ttj tofm AM«nw akMU, bwlim, ItWl ■M rfM ltiBM H Irn Km. A*bMallw«Blhi«lMr. ( liPM.nar mMm tiw ddM. •vtaMiMirHMi *tMrttK,MMM«alonB aniwra, tMlM ««MM mril II to to talB- <fc»t1MiilMlllMlgfntiMi«y». W r i i i i to ’3S8CBS£r£ % M 4ypw lSM M *V =£S^S72p. I»»iil>ni. S eM tm h H B e rn - H tm t. WBirnm io» the mkbidcm utcbabt bbcobukb, BY CBABLB8 OODFBISV LKIANO. “ Did you ewr hw n tell of my be»r bant up to Madtwaiiky 1 Mo! Sia and sugar whore were you brnim up 1” 8uch waa Jedediab Ciafflln’a exprewioo, ■a be leiauroly atretcbed out hia lega iu tbe bar-raon of tbe "Cockroach on Cmtchei," •nd atwed at bia anditora, at if not to know bin, and all thereunto pertaining, were to be tbeiiiaelrea unknown to tbe last fraction of a degree. “ Neaou, Jedediab, Je«t yon tell u« all about it I" aaid Sympatliy Bullard, the bright daughter of tbe Undlady. “ It* n atrUiD fuat rate ef yon Ull it.” The compliment waa not Icat on Jei),ediab, •nd with • long, loviog leer, and tbe eccentric excIamaUon of—"You'tamal c ritter!" be “propelled " on the following atory: “Von aea Uncle Si, be bad a baoune an a pc*ky big piece of wooda up Ui Madawaaky, a raaaoMbla waya from tbe fh>ntier. Naow tbara waa me and cuuin Epbe, and Eoyal ParUna, naad t« go npand get in wood for Um old faller, and great Umea we nied to have—mind, I Ull you—for be bad n't no bodybnta Penobacot 'aenep'—ibat'a a be Injun you know—and the aenep wai a cute boy, bnt ha waa n't •tarybody, and could n't raekoB (or mor'n one, m timea wfnt I" ▲ long puff of cigar amoke ended the aentaoca which commemorated tbe aanep'a ab!lltiaa, and the anditora whiffed llkawi«e; and the wind which waa whlatUng about, and without the windowi, gare an extra aigh in aympatby. « "Wal—one m«ii*B we were up among tbe traaa, makin' the cbipa fly like bomeU ar. tar • aknla gal. when I noted (beaenap prick ■p bia eara lika a lily in fly time, and grunt Ilka an old aow when ahr hearaawlll ronnin.' I dM n't aay nulbin —biM ml nd, I Ull ye I d that aeoep grant but what r eoma of it, and aometlmaa twice Bo I vent on ehoppln* JnatM ragalar aa a borae chawin, when the fust thing 1 knew, tbe aenep op-baad and grunt- •d again. 1— ooMldn't bold In no longer. “Beaniand Brimatonel aecl, wbat'a in tbe wind now. And the aenep didn't aay nothin' but leaned on bit ax and looked ap M tbe dooda, a« If be wm called fur, and oiMlda't com. Bimpby be cornea down fram firoapactln' arUr bii manaion In the aUaa, and a n : •• <0h!—« e apec bear.' “With that he went on cboppin'—and Bind, I Ull yoi, (bat ax of bia'n run Jeit aa l u t aa elder, wben4t'a buat the bunghole. " 'Whera la the bear, yon Infernal beath- «n 1' aac Boyal ParUna, aes be. “ TheaaBep waa agolog to anawer, and «gr th tt iw waan't baatbeo (they'd made ■ Oalholkoa Urn ap^to Canady) bnt be >Mbtfo(BBtarUNr than 'Uh/ when wa Tbe general aRtoniahnient of the audltiuce and the “<1«w tell” of Miu Sympathy gratl fled Jmlpiliab not a little. And as tbe con- Tei'KRtion oncR more went on, and the wind roared attain and sighed without, be turned 10 bii neighbor tlie squire, and aaid— “ Fact—I always heerd that a bear could ta lk with an Injun, but I never beliaTed it afore.” S e hM l H ap p e n fa ig s . A S TO R Y FOR lO Y S . WIIITTKN rOB THE MEUOKM UTUABT BKCORDEB. BY B. OENEVIA DOWD. Thin proposition waa favored and a dispute arose about officers. Sammy Oeutley clcim-ed tbe bigheut place, but as it could not be decldcd they cast lots fur it, and to tbe chagrin of all tbe boys, Edward Stuart was thus made captain. Tbe line waa aoon formed, and the ordei;^ “ march ” given. “ We ought to have a company badge; ” aaid Ned MorrU,« in black and whiU." “ Here it is then,’’ aaid Sammy Bentley, aa ibey came under a tree where aat Henry Adama and black Andy. “ Come fallows, we want you for a b a ^ e ; marcli back to baak, wbiu on black ground. The two boya aaid nothing, and the new company would have marched on, but Stuart halted. “ No, but look bare, boya, 1 ought to hava a waiur. Here, you child of darkneaa, you can run over to my bouse, and aak Mra. Stuart for aoue atripa oi black ribbon or crape; and bring my military belt and aword." Henry and Andy bad ariaan to go away before he apoke, and now atood In muU aa-toniabmant at the commanding tone of the unfledged oiBcer. Andy'a lip curled in scorn, and hiseyea apoke a aplrit no one bad ever seen there before. I t angered Stuart, and ha deliberately struck him in tbe face. Henry aUpped up quickly, the hot blood quivering in hia veina. . “ Edward Stuart! this is an outrage: " said be boldly. “ Get out of tbe way of it then,” anawered Stuart angrily, and he pushed Henry aaide. Thb waa.ail that waa inUnded, but the quick tbrnat tripped him, and be M l backwards lo the grooad. “What la all aaid Ned Morris. “ Henry, are you hart 1 ” Bat Henry did not aaov*. Joat than the quick peal of tbe bell waa beaid, and Stuart like the coward ha waa, aneaked away into the building, nearly all the boya following him. Andy atooped and lifUd Hanry'a b a ^ . He wMfUnt,bBtthe moUon raatand bla aenaea; ha aUrtaff qnkUy to bla t e t , looked v a a u tif Brwnd. He h tt tbatatone Sa «. iminted anecdotes, bis words of cheer to a ktruegllng nation, bis honor to her soldiera, his strict adherence to duty and right. la ibe nges to come, thrse will all be mwgad in one, and Abraham Lincoln will sUnd as Tbe Qroat Emancipator.—Bnt it is notmany of us whose names will live in the far future, then whnt is the record we are forming of little tilings for the present day 1 We live in the Now, and by (he trial of To-day, we sUnd Justified or condemned. Which ia it for each of us 1 Ouilty or not guilty 1 Not every mnn may be a lincolu; not every man can free an oppressed race, but every man and boy can do bis individual duty toward each and every repreaenUtive of any race with which he may come in conUct. He who does this, emancipatea many aadi rep-reseuutirve ft'om paina and peraecntiona, and will have his reward. But what shall be aaid of him who though willing to crown with ImmorUlgloiy tbe man who frees an oppressed race, treaU^ tbe only repreaenUtive of that race, with whom he h u to deal, with UnnU or blows, insult or injury 1 What ahail we aay of him, and not only of him but of all who lu any way Join in tbe peraacationi If Abraham Lincoln could have looked under yondsr grand old elm tbla afUmoon, would he not have sighed that his life-work wu vain 1" Prof. L. aat down. A look of moMflca-tion and suriirise was plainly visible on many41 face. Andy waa aorrowful, Henry in teara. No ^ance of triumph, no amile of aatiafaction; tbeir hearU were too aore to ei\|oy their victory. School waa diamiaaed, and without ona word the boya aeparated, and went quietly to their reapectlve homea, not one carrying thither his Ule of innocence or guilt. But by means they did not plan. It became known. Henry Adama went home feeling tired and weak; he knew not,how or why; bat before midnight hia mother heard him moaning and toaaing painfully. Qoickly ahe waa at bla bedside. Those clear, trotb-ful, blue eyea did not look Into hera with their accuatomad aoftneta. They were large and wild. She took bia hand; it waa hot and dry, and be withdrew It aaddenly. “ Don't strike him I" aaid he, aUrting np-right; then failing back, ha moaned, and put his hand to hia head. Once again the hair waa parted away. How hot tbe akin felt, and tbe mother atarted as her gentle flngera praaaed a hard, dry lamp, on the bacli of bia bead. The poor boypoahed ftwty ih t btod* •• Never mind ipe, Andy,'^ aaid he,» I am not hurt. Did I b a u ^ bell 1 I ballara I b e a r i t a l l th e t l i |^ iL Bo a » child iallr.wM ideriagly. aomeUaea aalnUlliglbly, all the Ing and mo&nlng. Hewaaa vofy and bia'SMther kaaw It, tbd city. Edward Staart perauaded hia ihther to aend hlqi away to a boarding-icbool, and Ned Stonla wu W tto anffer tiDiw tha consequence# of the f ^ y in which hehadjolnrd. Poor Ned I Natvrally of gen- Impalaea, or aa w*aay,d^ good-heart-ad boy,"'tut flckle and Impalalve be needed > -gvlding principle which he bad never known. ^Tbe influence of Saauny Bentley over him ha4 been of tbe very wont kind, and now (kar qniek panga of remorae, ai all bla paat roaa before him made him aware of i^ .and bltUrly bit blamed himself when he u (f the maalto of hia folly: fo r daya Henry contfamcd very aick at tiMa delltiow, then rational. During that he wu not forgotten. Mr. Jantaeon ■jiia, altorilwaMlBi H t %, laa« li^ e unit khehonae, ventured to aak admittance. A bluah came ovfr h b brown face aa he met Mn. Adaau’ anxioua looki and hia eyelida foU. '* How ia Henry 1 ” be asked, timidly. " No bettor I " Oh bow those worda rang tbnngh Ned'a aoal 1 « Can I see bimi Yea, I mutH Tta meUier knew,tbe gnawing at the boy'a beah, and against her bettor Judgment, ahe adAltted him to the alck-rocm. ie n ry atretcbed out hia thin hand hi graatlBg. << I'm glad to aee yoa, Ned,” said he, (UaUy. » tell ma ao," aaid Nad, “ It kilU »•' " Wall, I am faidoed. I wanted to aaa yoa, for I hare mooh to aay to yon before^** ta p a u a d , bat Ned'felt the unapoken woifa filling lika hot lead, a homing weight InWhiaaonL am w adi," he contlnned,» andeannot talk *"■£>>> *0 1 to I waat to aay. Now Ned," and he tamed bla whkalkee toward him, •< 1 thlBk thia ia my laaTtolk with yoa, and I want yoa to promise, to do what la a k of yoa. Will you, Nedt" Bat tha anhappy hoy waa aohblng violently, aa the terror of the forced thought came over hhn. Don't Ulkao,HeBry, you muat n't die, yoa^aba n't die. I'U aooner die myaelf.” “ No, Ned; yoa are atrong and well, aad mait live to b a a man, and a good man, too; hot J am pony and waak, aad ahoold never h aitX tro r aaM M IIi*A « tt U d a o d baa f ir JM tbla. Itta a 't d^BilViaXMBa to think aboat a adlhad tk a tjli came out f^om that aicknesa a braver and % better boy. I t was only a few daya ago, one of thoee bright Jana afUmoons, that Ned l^ariaand Addy Poole came down tha atreat together, and by and by Henry walked with them to the achool-ground. As they nut down there for the flrst time together, their thoughts naturally reverted to Prof. L.’ii lecture. , “ Why don’t you be a minister, Andf t said Ned, abruptly, “ and preach to the freed nlaves 1" “ I t !k a thought that has often been In my heart,” aaid Andy thougbttallyi » but It Inay not be my work; 6od will direct aif ■» ««Nnfo th ru i/tm tfia X n rm r. ■ .vamm voa xm BT J. t . BABBODB. “Taaa, Misa Qrayson, I am to undfratand that our engagement Is broken o ttl” "Such air, aa yonseaaato care mote for your own fancies than yon do for me, had bettor be the caae.” “Vary well. Qood morning.'' “Good morning. Sir.'* And thin was all, this tbe end of tbe bright and beautiful dreams which both had treaaured up in their hearU, this the aud-dea and compleU ruin of the hopea which had fliledeach aool with auch great Joyt Ah 1 how pleaaant thefar Uvea had been all thatbeaatiful aummer, and how tbe daya had baan fllled with Joy, and each one aa it paaaed on, left a ahining mark in tbe memory of aacb, now to be all obacnred with oae black elond of woe. Aa yoa will aaaliy infer they were betrothed loveca and heretofore « the corrent of true lore "had Indeed “ ma amooth,” and many ware the propha-aiea which ftienda had made of the happy life they woald lead together. Bat a t laat a littto cloud had ariaen, ao bigger than a man'a hand, but gradaally apreadhig, aad threaleaing to 4eatroy their happlneaa. It wu this: Philip deaired to Join the brave dafmd-era of hia country, and Annie w u not willing that be ahould go, tolling him If be did that aha ahould be aure that he did not love her, and ualng argamenU to that effect But Philip peraiating, ahe had grown angry, and mature had gone along until, on a fresh call for men, the criaia w u reached, and tbia wu Um bitUr end. Henceforth they were to go on alone I Philip Athirtoo had gone to a u hia b» trolhad that moratag, k « h « la hk in-nioat aool, ^ aha .aigM lalaaVand a Ubie of tha aecretary of the jnuatlag, which lay aa eallataaaBt roll; aad wlih a flrm, bold haad, wrote, “ Phi% Alhertea.' The people gued npoa btaa for a u If In a trance, for lhai%,w«ro fow b«l knew the great aacrlica ka then a about arou that W|ga tk a llia ahlnb overhung them ttcaUa. ' Ma* leaped upon tbe platfotB, and aNaiag a pen, followed bla example; and ata tha meeting clceed that a l ^ , the company WM full to overflowing. A week aftarward, and PblHp Atharto* leaned apon bla maakat (fi«r he bad raftmad aproiiwed aword unlau woo by hia owa merit) on pickot d alr tar tfegfaira. Great waa tha aarprfia aad waadar ac^r eaaedln the «fflage,wbaa Itwaa tta ii^ that Philip ^ t o a a kad a d k te i; ■a n y w aM th « llir ti^ g l|i« a ^ i t Jkk* ole Grayaon, when aba a p p a i^ on tha atreet, for It w u generally knowa they were or had beeo enm*d, aad tha gcuipa of the place had oMahiad ion of and had generally reported tha (to them aigniflcant) foet, that after Atkertoa'a enllatment, he had aot been aeen to vialt at Mfa. Grayaon’a reaidenM. For berulf, AHca tried to appear to tha •yae or othera u naoal, and outwardly waa apparaatly gay aad cheerftil, bot^oh, tha knglag fsr that hut aaaaUag agafai to oe-of tanriag fon apoB hia aeek, and Uaa “ Goodbye,” glvahlai aUaaa-higaad "Oadkaap thaa” to eoaaforthlai, Bat ha had gone goae wlthoat a word of reconclHatlaa havlag paaaad between path which ik f coavaWva Kaaaor of tha ltaah^.atatlaifcg a fon, and aadar th a ia («U a h |ailafad llM an that b mortal of CohMol l^ lllp A Oarte. Aania Orayaai^te hMU, had heard a f «M>'«ibi<ta ita * . S i rM d T M r ik l gone, ballavlag that har l o v a ^ h la h ad departed, aad lu tin g har, alia t nothing but tha maaaory of th eu cold, parUag werda and aaore thaa yill, the bitter eonada that ahe might have averted alL Ah. how terribly do we aometimu pay for a mo- '• error, by houra and daya and yeara of anfbring! iMd fooad n a iingly.ffld |a d jater.ijlte.iuatal to maaaw d. g W i t I f VHTtiiB, aM that ha wuanawerln' aaoapln htoavaloagaa, roatthlng Iknow'd,th»re w uaaavarlratla' biggraewJI,aad ker-alop cam a be<r rightdaown among us. Ef you avar did a u a eraowd fMcbed ap Into etar-aalaeatuatloa, you'd a aeen It then, and no ■M a k a -^ in d I toU yen 1 “Benep w u the ftiat man to gather up, and be made a t the bear with bia ax, u it there wifn't grace enough agoia to uve him. Ooasin Bpha, he pat artor Henep and Boyal,andIarter Iphe. When tbe b u r foand that araiy aun'a band w u agiii'hbn he acottledoff and went up an oak tree, J e e tu a u y u g ln a n a a g a r . He brungup In tiw crotch, and aot tbeia taming ap his nose aad growlbi', Jest u If he'd got among <' Wall, we chopped away, till I thongbt tbe t r u w u agoin'to break off abort u a goat'a tail. Tbe bear be began to teter, and we cltarod the kack to be down on him, when tbe faat thlag, down he cobm chewal lapaa.aa. BoyU hit him an almighty lick with tto back ef the ax,'bat he didn't mind ttsoaaar'a nothla’.a ad broke off for t r u BBMher th ru . Taraat ao t r u anther, for a llth a ra o ru le lta r it w u a big cbnnkof an aid koltow atamp. Down tbe beaat allpped into tha Iqg Ilka a ramrod Intoa abot fan. “Bpha and Boyal began cattin' away, and BanepooBldntdonawthln' e lu .u h e k e p t a pltchln* a ta u aad diipe eato the atamp, tni I rally thoivht he'd wedge the critter In allva. beyond redcmpUon. Bnt he hadn't no patlaau, and 'fore we knew what we were 'boat, oat tbe devU come tarin' arter oa madder’n a ball among bumble beee. never did e u aadi a raglu’ dragon, nor tbe reat of 'em nnther, u we alt agreed, wltb oat coualUn' to flu ftom the wiatb to cease behind a woodpUa bard by. Senep wu tbe fU tu an to right about, foce with hia ». •"Cooaln Epbe,' sec I, down among tbe lOfBa «> r a i a ^ aria,' Jadwllab.' u yahe. "•FaUar aooatryaaan,*au L ‘late ap and a t ’em. ABtttfiaora grape, C a p '» * ia iir l "W mithat we raaawarad, and tamed on the toiaf^. fak u flne u a fld> d le r .a a d u fU l a f « g b tu Tom Walker'a wlfowheaaha wraatlad with tha devil. Ef yaaaverdU a u a flgbt. It w u In Ihaia daya. Tha bear hit Senep one lick, and h a M hto lag, woru'a aaalin' off the klvar af a popple, bat tbe Iqlaa wooUa't do anything bat give one grant, aad that w u mora for'grief at tarla' bia old tow panto than far hiakide. Epbe laid lato him with hia u a miU-whul, bat didn't : maob^mlhar.tOI the Seaep ran and bnmg a Ukaly afawd- pole that w u half-way log. iMlatltooiaedaown onto tbe beer'a aack, aad tbe fast thing 1 know'd, Boyal onto oae eand, and Epbe ‘I ' oaitu ___ . _ 4 t'atfM^Jaat u eaay u gieeu, with the old b w a anualln' Ilka aevea alngin' A n lu . *' I a«*kald a f tha arittar'ablnd lega, and • r afar I had tu a b la a hoMln’ on It w u tkes. Baoap vm ap hia a » . Wbai 4 t» a a r ta aB U a ,b a graatad agin, _ i Saaap bagaa i diiabi' of him ia InJun Whan tfealwarlMerd thni;ka gla Might ap, a id leBip kWhkadhlmleihehaadewight- “ •Dgh' akld aenep’, • my g r a n if c l^ hUiail ha ptilUiXkut, |ay MhiK klllw ha aad aaw a u talla himth»l«aaJtlll«|it I to i-h a BM*e a i* right oC'" thera ia auicb i n j u r y a a d he parted the fair hair away tenderly. Theia wu onlya elight acntch, and though pale aad trembling, Henry, *by the aid of tbe boya made his way to the acbool-boaae. He did not think he wu hurt, bnt why did Mr. Jamie-u n watch him ao cloulyt He felt rather than uw it, and covered hia face with bia banda, lest hia paleneu denoted auflbring. But the kind eyu that looked their pity, had aarer evidenu than the white llpa before them, and no wonder Mr. Jamlaaou’a face wu clouded. Tbe truth wu, be wu taking Prof. L. through the achool-yarda, and atood at tbe gate of tha pla^-ground In time to hear .the last worda of f[(uart, and see the quick follow Ing evenU. He w u about to ru b upon the acene, but Prof. L. laid n band on hia arm, and u id quietly, though with much fullng, “ Bing tbe bell Immediately!'' and tbe unhappy man followed the direction. Mr. Jamieaon wu a peraon of quick aym-pathiu, and had watohed the occaalonal dia-play of the fullng axiating among tbe boya wlA au iety , and now It had come to what be felt to be a aeriou criaia, and be knew not bow to m u t it. He wu no nltm man, atrong In hia beliefi, and anchariuble tow. ard othen, bnt he uw clearly, and knew Bight and Wrong when they a t ^ aide by aide before him, and he not only knaiw tham, but took the Eight to hia heart. Prof. L. w u nnllke him, quick to think, bnt alow and deliberato in action. Ha could cut to the core of wrong at a aingle throat, and with tbe same hand, bind up a aore heart tenderly If it w u a true heart. He too, looked at each u It paaaed before him, and be w u no careleaa ru d er of such a page. He ww an index wLou cbaptera were Craelty and Wrong; and another which read Cowardice and Cunning; plainer atill In another were Native Generosity and Fickleneu; In another Physical Waakneu and Moral Strength; and in atlll another, Chriatian Love and Endurance to the end. ^ ^A ^ ^ ^M T flw ^ ra ^ ^M irb ^ re ^ g l ^ Ihoagb it ia uldom man ruda ao rightly, Gonalwayadpw! ^ The room frew quiet and Prof.'L. stood before the boya. I t w u a full minuUere he co&ld apeak to them; then In bla fluency and atrengtb he began “ L u t week," aaid be, “ I wu prepared to talk to you of ordpring rightly tbe little afbira of every day life. But I cannot bring my anbject before yoa now, without Beat tooching the tbeau whieh la apper-jM rtiitilo g rlcM ru ." Then foUowed a flttlng and aloqaent trib-ato to tbe memory «f the mighty fallea. And the boya felt in all their aoata that they weia privileged to tread on hallowed ground. As the apeaker went on with warmth and tuling through the llfo up to tbe terrible trH«dy wMch ckwad it, all fo ltu they had not befkm, that It. w u apon tiwm, as wall u (heir (athera, that the atroke had follen. Boya' eyea are dry oM tewlCM at moat Umea, but now many a one w u wet with the drop that would not ba aUyed,and her* aad there a haad w u bowed, u If atricken In the knowledge of grief. 'P ra t L. waat on: I t ia not In thia generation or tbe next t l ^ Abraham Lincoln will be known far |(ii graaupl, Wa know him by hia him,' l* « . aotbtagdidhl» der him; yet it aeemed hoara to tha poor mother ere he came. He kioked at tbe child, pat hia hand on tha white foiabud and hot chaaka, folt the quick pnlu, but ha wai not communicative. She ahowed him theawelling on the boy'a bead. “ Ab, a hurt! how did it happeni " “ I have no Idu," aaid Mra. Adama; “ be b u b un wandering and aeemed to be Ulk-ing to the achool-boya.” “ School I What room ia he In 1" “ Tbe Grammar Department.'’ “ I'll aak Andy If anything happened." “ la he here 1 Let him come in, do I " So tbe black boy who could have told ao much wu called up. “ Do you know anything about tbe hart tbU boy'a beadi If you do, apeak I " Andy came nu rer the bed and toak In all at a glance. Hia flrat impulu w u toiell tbe whole atory, but that would touch bim-u lf too much, ao be aimplr aaid— “ He waa careleaaly pushed to-day on tbe play-ground, and fell." “ Did be u y be w u hurt 1 '' “ No a ir; he w u faint for a mlunto, not longer, and I could flnd nothing bnt tbe marut acratoh on hia h u d .” “ T u ; what did he fall on 1" “ Thera w u a bit of atone he might have hit." “ Enough ; bia head ia iqjnred, bat not I ahould say, enongh to cauu ferer and delirium without other exclUment.' Andy felt the blood qnlvering in bia veina. I t mounted to bla foce and aUlnad hia dark akin. He knew It, and turned away. Tbe doctor watohed the movement, bnt queationed no farther. The powder be had given on entering had quieted Heniy, and be alept lightly. He prepared more medicine and left It,' uying, “ By morning 1 can toll whether tha fever la checked or not. Nothing la eaaantlal tonight but quiet, but if yoa-would fu l eaaier Andy can aUy, and come for me if tberoia any-«MMi«B.------ Atigfr did aUy, and a a lu p le u night It wu for him, though he laid down on the bad Mra. Adama prepared for him In tbe next room. And while ahe u t by har char-, iahed boy, and u ld in agony of aplrit— “ Why did I und him from me 1" Acdy tbougbt hardly leaa palnftilly—“ Why did I letbim be m y/fMiwif” Morning came, and with, the urtainty that Henry must go through a couru of fe> ver, of which the ruuW|wu doubtful. But tbe good doctor w u net aatlaflad laava yoa lii' thing. WUIyootakaitt" “ Oh to tUak," aaU Nad, “ that yao ahoold call ma a IHaad, when 1 hava been /MffuaglyaBdhatofal! 1 wlah 1 had Hav- Sammy Bentley; hut here 1 am ha la oat of a%ht, when 1 w u alwaya raady to play aecond flddle for him when he waa here. 1 wiah 1 had never aun myaelf." “ No yoa don't, Ned; but 1 muat Ull yon what yoa are to do. Tiyi know Andy—*' Ym, 1 gueaa 1 do; bnt I've treated him woru than 1 would a dog." “ Well, yoa won't aay more; and not only that, b a i l want yooto n u y o u r example and Inflaanca to acraen him ftrcm theridicale and m a lluaf the other boya. I don't exp-'ct yon to treat him u a f^laad or equal "-r. If I did, I woald ba In hatter company tham I have been lately. I'll go co m ykneu and aak forglveneu if yoa u y 1 ^ word." “No, Ned; he d o u n 't know he baa anything to forgive la yoa;, only do u you would bo done by. And there ie one thbig ; yon would n’t mind Andy'a coming in, would you 1 far 1 eaa't uy It over for him." "Ought yonl Can you bear UV'qnae-tionad tha tearful mother, u ahe called Andy from tha aext room. “ Yu, mother; and 1 m ut." '* Hrnry amiled approval u Nad gave the black boy kindly gruUng, and motioned them to aute beforo the bed. “ Now," u id he, and bla poor palalipe quivered, “ thero ia only one thing more yon can do for me. 1 hava no rahktivea. here, and 1 have made aoma arrangemenU for the wont, to apare h*r," and be gave ona fond lo(A toward hia mother—“ for bearera;'!— theboyaabuddera^—“ 1 want Dr. Bnngay wd Mr. Jaauiaon at the head, and yoa two at the feet. Tbia ta all for myulf. Do all you can for God, and m u t me wbero I am golBg." And he turned hia face to the walL He kad apoken cahnly, and tried to avoid paln-lil expreuiou; bnt it w u a moment of agony for tha boya whan he had flniahed. They »0Ma,hlal0«a ever to the moat bitter ulf-reproach and recMtrae. Bnt thero came better thoughte to both. In ly u u ^ t comfort In pnyer, aad Ned nade hia flrat raulatlon in a airength not iia own, and began a worthier exiatence. fickle and impalalve he m u t ever be, but to more b u rtie u or cmel. the daya that followed, the doctor'e gatherad btackneu every time ha antor-alck- room. Intaitiveiy tbe mother expreaalon, and the fbture duola-to [ In Um k u gaU i M Um I teadito( bard-Uaad yat kindly fu a , bta kaan and wlUicauaea, “ Them muat bavebutfliame- iion aetUed upon her. thing acUng more powerfully on bia horvu' The criaia bad come. Henry alept, and than 1 bump on the hu d ," u ld hekhe waking woald duida tha event. aHent-mediUtlvely, then be took Andy alone, andly Uie mother prayed, but oh, hoar eameaU d r a w from him tha whole atory. The|doc-|ty I Andy, who bad been her coutent tor w u angry; he liked bia falthftil aervantrjbelper, w u In walUng^to go for Dr. Buagay; boy too well to bear aucbabuu, and MraiAn hour paaaed; there w u a alight mova- Adama wu a valued friend. He dreedebent on the part of tha aluper, then ha urrow, yea, and baruvement, it might bejbruahed bia hand over bia eyu, and looked for her, and yon may well believe Uut bojinto hia mothar'a Ihca.. He did not know foK noon tbe village people knew what M'what a trying mbmentU wufor her, nor of thought of the causea of Henry Adami tb« fervent “ thank God I’’ that arou la har illness. A ^ M >»• Andy aUyed with the aick boy. He cfuH ' 1 have had a very aweet aleep, and my run of errand, and be nuful in many f V*" to Mrs. Adama, and be liked to do lb i waa Iqfi When Sammy Bentley heard Uia ra a i^ f; of Uie afiUr on iha piay-gtoand, ha aaddenly necaaaary to ratam to hk ^ • fawmiputea, than doa* brief and formal. He looking into har could a u nothing but leienUeu i ^ a a d will. Be uw nothing of Um atrong love hi her heart which criedf out w vdMmently for utterahce. Aad so the interview bad terminated, and u the lu t i^id worda wera apoken, Phillip Atherton turned and atrode away ttvm the houu and down tha atreet: Ab, had he tamed bia head, he might perhapa have au n Uirongh Uie half opened ahnttera, a Hee all wet wlUi a aadden ruah of tu ra eagerly turned towarda him, it’a owner longing to apeak with bfaa again. And had he aeen it, he might perhapa have' tamed back, and, flndiug her in penitentkl tu ra, have become reconciled, and gone forth too fulhig doably auared her love and cheered by her bleaalag. Bat ha kiok-ed not behind him but atrode ateadliy forward, and who ahail blame bfaa for hia pride 1 Aa he walked down Uie atreet, tblnking bitterly of the parting, ha heard a volu uliing hia name. He taraod, and uw a friend atendlng in a doorway over which floated, la dm breeie, an American flag. The Mend beckoned to him, and he walked alowlyUek. “ Why, Atherton!" u id hk friend, "what maku yon look ao aolemn 1 Anything tbe matter, eh 1" Atherton made ume' carelau reply, calculated to impreu bia friend with tl|e ba-lief that nothi^ of 'an aianning nataro had bappaaed to him. “ Well," continued hia fk'iend “ what I .called yon for w u to appeal to yoar patriotism. Do you see that flag over tha doorway 1 I am ralaing a company for tha war. Aa yet ournumbera are few, and we am to have a public meeting in the Town Hall, to> night, and I want you to help the uuae^ by making a apeech appealing to volanteera. Now hare k a good chance to ahow that yon am intereated in Uie canae. Will you do I tl” “ Yu,’' aaid Philip, qniaUy, “ I will apeak." The hall wu mtf. crowded T ' I I II ||„ , bad apoken, and in a general aort of a.,way hid made appeak for the flag and tha honor ef the nation; bat u jMt thera had cobm ao reaponu from the asaembkd mnlUtade. The b u rte of the people had aot been touched. At l u t Philip Atherton wu called forward. Aa he advanced to the ftont of Um atage, all eyu wero tamed upon him. He Ifga well known In the town U an eloqunt apeaker, and one whou prmpecU «f ataad* ing high in hk profNaion wero among the brigbtut, and ail were anxiou'to b u r what haailghtsay. | 'Heatood a moment beforo them lalai-knce, and many remark^ the palenau of hk face, and Iho deep flro In hk eyee. At lart he bnAO'forlb: “ Oltlaena i oar native land k hi duger. Tnltora woold daMtla their haada la the blood of Liberty. Our country calk-far men, and men ready, if need be, tti dfe. I will not urge you to do wh^t 1 ahmild ftom myulf. No, I^will not aay, • Maolga, defond your countiy,’ hM iaataad. 1 liiB aay; ;Ccmi»laa, c om ! ’ For I do now and haragivaa«uU.t».Bqr oo«ra^,for her.au la th k itn g g la . W h a to u with m at Let UdaaaUcn ba tha(r whaau, u k ahail ha mlnal" and with that be walkad' to the And new let ma taka yao to a Itk ab a ttla-fld d . Oloodaof ara all aroand aa. Tha air ta acraaming ahot aad whiatling boUela. u r k ah nut deafonad with tha ravarbara- Ung thunder of the artillary, and tha l a m rattle of the muakatry. Tha .dead Ba < ■ every aide. The woandad moaa with and aagniah. SqaadroM of cavalry thon-der to and fro, and maaau af iafoaliy at* moving to tbeir d ittra a t puitiani. t t ta evidentUiat acau aaw m aw iU l taahaoif tobamada->foraa tha mufea daaaaiway flpona part of Iha iald,wa aU aa adteer •who,fiNMt hta aorrnooitaga.m ^ a fo o iM ' MOa haotad itaaU, aad aver k fleam (ha All day hwg that flag h u ioalaff thatoi aadf all day long, flrom th^ l a U e i y k , r im death h u haeo horiad opaoaor hnva boya-andnow.dMgeoatal teM U H od ta coavincMUiatttia hattaiymmtt hw tafen. or tha victory ba taatand tha army haaou* palled to retraat. ^The colonel gaau at k « iuaaaot, dkh’' mounte flrcm hta h c tu (w&h wlfch aaai^ derly qaickly gaUapa away,) dnwa hta aword, pofaite toward UM battery, and tom. Ing to hk bitelllon, u y a : " Men, ahail wa u v a oor army I " Ha k an aw ered ^ a wild hont of ahaara, and u Uie command— “ Charga-Biyoaet! Forwaid-dooUa-laNapi haibagoo lar liijh « w w * e e |^ lalwa^ ba wall, ami alM’waoli nagria iW IK M te hadaa fu lk h ly caaV aalda. earaeat pmyer-bot, ataal tt wav'riMr^to b»graalai. ' -tu : » Oaa dayfo Oa 8omalar.’JMfli^ttril|lMl by tha baaol^ a^ thaiNalM r;pM idi W bailo r a qoM walk lHroi«h thwviMpt! Sha hod baan 4 d la oowair for viH taiar o fd ay a ,um oB h u UM ih aM feM f la a cat at all, aad had b a u aUa twilMBrlM itia lafBnaatkB aaoean ia c'tM a l ^ aateof lhaaraiy. * > Tek ska had hear* gylai r l d t r im k a 4aila <a*aw aagageianta-aa* k « * iiM. ly la a f • wMhar niffljpni la g k tM gaga(^ Oat aka Weal dok ■ w i who bowad, aad '#hb^^ aka r t a a j ^ l i l i i i I a th e r a Itttta aM rn g t^ rta* iM Y ftrtiil k te k a r awwtaiagtaall*, aad W fH k A rrietatia a « h t tta n k , aha uw that qalto a a a a ^ t f ifdoj^alBd oaitaated thaa^ aad Oat aaidtai# aM t «a-u a aA d a o r. ■ rn.: sun, with aa eaaoNaa ww. ar. aha kept o». M l ih a raadkff Uia Viaao faaftaataf tkaahiabh. i ^ '■ thaewiWHIWi aad that an apaka i» a atbdoa« M ii They mada way far har r aapaatM y , dad laha toakedaha aawmaayefadweVwkk whkpatad aulamaMmMaf Thaa, Mr Iha flrat Uau, a mailhto IkaiiM taMga 1 ^ . hgttt. l i i a taakbi oa, quick—March r —cornu ftau b k Hpa, tha aaea wiUiaabont! A alienee aceau to have aetUod apon ika conteadiag foiau aUka. Tha flrta « k u caaaod, u if by eammmi acaaaot, aad an eyea am beat o ^ that aawavoriaji Uae and Um nawqatat battery whidi U w n a e h a a . Steadily Iha mao move aa, aod aikatly Um foaaaen ia tha worim oo lkaM|fMa awaU Uwm. SitanUy.for aUaaa^lhefwaU-hot Um aiknca k aoco hnkoo. All a t oaaa^ Ika battery bacomu a maaad.af Hviag flr% aad the u r th tiembka wHh tkaecaeemke lAlek Um dkcharge of Um haavy goaa pcodow An aroand Uiat hmva^ approachiaf Ua% Uw earth k tom ap u if by awiftmavtag plowaharea. Now a mao la tha fkoot-iaak throwa V h k arma wildly, aad drapa at UMfoetof hkcooaradM ta Uaai' T h a n k ao Uau to aaoertato whaUMr ha k daad or wounded; a man ftaaa hAlad a l ^ op quickly and ta k u h k placa, aod tha oolamB praaau oa. Tha baneto aroand thau, throagh their very ranka^ b at tha aaea hak not. Now hera, aow thera, aU thraogh tha regiment, a man wHI ahriak oat, atop, atag-gar, and fon headtaag to tha earth. Bnt them k no deky. Onward, cowaid, Un eHh<r duUi o rth a battofyk raachad. TbrutblngaUMBMaaa« T h a taU fo n ia f '" - - - a -"-11 Hi tha ftowaing, flaming, " -------- bated eqaiga, and the broad foM a f Iha Ster Spangkd Banner which floato ab ^ v a Ja a ,^ Now they aia a t Um foot of tha hiU; a doaen r o d a a ^ aad UMbattol» wlU bawpa. Suddenly Um cokr-bumr atopa, hta p u iU k u arma drop by h k aide, hk Hga ma«d convnklvoiy, UMm k a tow moaa aad ha ta numbered aaaoagthamaay of h k comradu wlipuliodka »a atralMMd OMUw Ald^ Thaflagkdawn. TharagtaMatwovara^k ahoot to flu, panic-atrickaa. Their kadar tama. H eaeuatagtoace, the awfta parH. Ha mahu to tha ranka. “ Tbe flag I UMi flag!" ha abonta. Ho aeiau it, Ufta It oa high and taming towarda Iha battary-^^willl one hand gmspiug hk aword, tha c th u tkai banner, hk ycie» ring*. aatr^*» C c a i i ^ l ' forwanU" andthamMtfer*.aadmeatgi*‘ then flnd Uieir ph e u the aaloaiM k !ra>' foraaed aad the Una af briaUtag atoai a ia to movu on. Ih a laamalt af the h « ta S llti ed. Tba maapi wUd anriteat ak Ibavtatory gained, tha UMrabalamtiia,aa«( to flm a tth a h a la lfto t d am th a r a b a lia g a a i^ atamaDdatrifuinitoplaoe; A a t e a t i ^ 1m- Ataat tag wan, »VWIpf« Wkkai aeld; maUaakaa. ^ n a a rw M a wfld,foariW ahriak; aad aha foa m wrnt apoaUMoadbi. . - . ' a , ' ! * d ab p < d a 4katha Iv ta^U a a a id . “ tk aw «M Bvlagr malllta ta t a a y a n a j l who aver h ^ or avar wfllBi*., tiiB'.airtk wu mada foi^ m ^ k ta Itaw ii>. eqjo/,and miooakaaa lagMjk^^ rU l l a deprive an o th u o f hta B a tU ib .u w e i i u a ^ a ^ ^ 'S ' l ^ vkienal,and tha te n a a im k 'k r iim i with hy avu^ 0^ ha.' tha groat aiock cempaqr, g a ta f lhaproflte. I th u l a a a OiBlaaaUMrify. " I n t ^ r a « ^ ^ ai(^|Ha ahakthao aat bread, tin iU a iaioia «Ma lhagreaad.t Haa.moat. Wma ta-.akpwu M iw a0up aaaauaadaa|oyihaaa|lk ^ aolUMtaayvagabaadaadtaa*»Mp^ " I h a w o rU ow u au a Mvtag.** X haaatidaw u yeoaathtattlD yao hava pal* * a i » |> a hava na right la taka a i ^ ftat'AmA h u , with aa tattattaaiV aC M. toraa. Qata w ^ a a i o j thlag watthy af 1 t a a pkiea ameag’ y a ^ ' wttkQoaflda yoa tamaea M u Ihta batter H wfll bia for thea« wha iamaia < ttk a tam a a ta h lf may u l a lj l u la ra ta ih ,k i‘w warM^ pahm awihi t» tha Id* ' af Uitafu aa« aahhami«k tkataadaed iiH ii, wilkeat aik—opitaab UMraby deprhbg Umu a f l h a l r i | i i l ^ year rigM toaptaaaa^tkM aaad U b u ,M i : * r l i ^ , l riagyaor U fotku} tahaikailiwr'kMi Aaad a r hood^ w balk tai u w a iM i aieeiBtag .^mahy y o a rrtf afi|;,.f«| W aaadahatter. XW wm aocwwlita thatU u i -OtU, M M fm ,
|Title||Meriden literary recorder, 1865-09-20|
|Subject||Meriden (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol.3, no. 1 (Aug. 16, 1865) -Vol. 9, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1871); Notes: Daily for 1869 began with different publisher, thus not clear that they are related until Sept. 1869; Literary" appears in masthead ornament; "A popular literary, political, and news journal."; Daily eds.: Meriden recorder (Meriden, Conn. : 1869) 1869-1871, and : Recorder-journal (Meriden, Conn. : 1871) 1871, and: Journal-recorder (Meriden, Conn. ) 1871-<1872>"|
|Creator||Riggs, Luther G. (Luther Granger)|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.M5 R43|
|Relation||Other editions: Meriden recorder (Meriden, Conn. : 1869), Recorder-journal (Meriden, Conn. : 1871), Journal-recorder (Meriden, Conn.); Preceding title: Meriden recorder (Meriden, Conn. : 1863); Succeeding title: Rigg's Meriden literary recorder|
|Publisher||Luther G. Riggs|
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|Title-Alternative||Meriden recorder; Literary recorder|
|CONTENTdm file name||14382.cpd|
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