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BOWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCE^ THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, AND S«* -- B»- on th» Apple*. AARON BURR'S FARMHOUSE. po- prodnce from not be real- the con- be grapei appen- are fruits the and nn- protect norea- for cnl- has no matter, the apples wild suooeed- and selec- not as suc- and many wild and brisling high best of trees of quefl- the fine of been from and after In Oal- trees are as the result raspberries The Hullding, Which In Over » Ceutury Old, Will Standing. Qu the corner of Hudson and Cbarl- ton streets is a frame building which, to a critical eye, would seem to be tumbling down, or rather would apparently bo if it were not held up fey the adjoining building. Tbe window frames, wfflcb once were square, are quite out of plumb, dropping downward on the south side. The ceilings are low on every floor, and on the Hudaou street front tbe first floor, which is a little above the sidewalk and reached by a few steps, has been transformed into a couple of small etore,s, while the entrance to the upper floors is gained through a door on Charlton street. An extension has been erected on this side to tbe main building so as to cover tbe lot. The building was formerly the farmhouse of Aaron Burr and was located on the top of Richmond hill, through which Varick street was cut. When these streets were laid out, the old farmhouse was brought down to tho toad, which is now Hudson street, aud placed on a vacant lot, then and now at the corner of Charltou street. Opposite to it was placed another frame bouse, which had been removed after the great fires of 1885 and 1845, from Chambers street, where it was known as the "Old Brown Jug." This removal had been caused by the extension of tho fira limits in tho lower portion of the city. A few years ago the "Old Brown Jug" building was condemned and torn down. In its place a brick structure has been erected. But so far the old Burr houso has been spared, for, although it is out of plumb, the building was so Strongly constructed that there is little danger of its falling. For many years the old house was occupied by an old time "leather head watchman," who, after his retirement from that service, employed his time in making leather traveling trunks, which he sold on this corner, occupying the upper floors with his family. At his death, a few years ago, the family, like many of those who formerly resided in Greenwich village, removed to the upper part of the city, and tbe building has since ceased to be inhabited by one family.--New York Mail and Express. JUST A LOY. l^turrtft'e Mutton's ll.'jnimrttcm i-w *l IIJR Juvenile Lifo l i » Iveu V u i U . Hb was not a very t" ·' L°y or a voiy bad boy or a very biigi'it Ixy or an unusual poy in any way. Ho was just n boy, and very often lie iorgets that he is not a boy now. Whatever there muy be about the boy that ia commendable he owes to his father aud to his mother, and he feels that he should not be held responsible tor it. His mother was tbe most generous and the most unselfish of human beings. She was always thinking of somebody else--always doiug for others. To her it was blessed to give, aud it was not very pleasant to receive. When she bought anything, the boy's stereotyped query was,"Who is to have it?" When anything was bought for her, her own invariable remark was," What on earth shall I do with it?" When the boy came to her one summer morning, she looked upon him as a gift from heaven, and when she was told that it waa a boy, and not a bad looking or a bad conditioned boy, her first words were, "What on earth shall I do with it?" She found plenty "to do with it" before she got through with it, more than 40 years afterward, and the boy has every reason to believe that sho never regretted the gift. Indued, she once told him, late in her lifc.that lie had never made her cry. What better benediction can a boy have than that? The boy was redheaded and long nosed even from the beginning--a shy, dreaming, self conscious little boy, made peculiarly familiar with his per- soiml defects by the constant remarks to tho effect that his hair v, as red and that hiH noKo wns long. At school for years ho was known familiarly as "Rufus," "Redhead," "Catrot Top" or "Nosy." Hia mother, married nt 10, was tho eldest of n f a m i l y of nine children, and ninny of the boy'n aunts and uncles woro but i\ few years bis senior anil were bis daily and iamiliar ccimpauious. He was tlin (inly member of bis own generation for a long time, and them wm a eon- Ft ant fear upon tho part of tlio elders that ho was liUc'ly to be spoiled, and consequently be \vas never praised iior petted nor coddled. Ho WUH always falling down or dropping things. He was always getting into tho way, and ho eould not learn to ppell correc tly nor to cipher Didn't Approve. : "What am your ojiinion ob dig 'manual tr«iui!iK' dcy t a l k ob iutrojucting- inlo our schools, Uncle Samson?" inquired Mr. Mark Antony Washington a respectful tuueof bis nearest neighbor, "I hubti't gibbon de subject de full benefits probnosticatioua ob my mind yet, sail," replied Uncle Samson promptly, though « close observer have notice:! a puzzled look ou his countenance at the moment he hoard neighbor's question, "but on de don't approve ob it." "Is dat so?" said Mr. Washington evident surprise. "Now I thought bo right down pleased to hob your Louisa's Joshua get dat manual training." "No, sab," said UncleHamson, growing secure in his own mind as he ou, "not so long as his maw aud alive I don't approve ob manual training in do scliool for Joshua Romulus. He am » m i g h t y Rervig'rous true, but his uiavv Ijas pot u good ami, and 1 ro'.s ronsid'able power in mine yi r, Pali, and what manual training dat boy needsliis maw or will CTI'J h i m l i g h t hero at Bikb.1" -- Y o u t h ' s Companion. Clever Ruhlmtnln. Tho I t a l i a n tenor Marconi n v i - i t to Unbinstoin, winch tho hitter's httlo son came tripping cn5C"i'ly into the music room said, "This is ruy fc'ta, papa, and want a p m i n t . " "Very well, what fih;.ll it be;" "A waltz, now w a l l / all for mjsclf, and "Whi't nn iniii.iticnt l i t t l e son cx l.umrd tho urMt musician. "But coitT'-'c you i-hall have your gift. Here is. Libleii! And for you," turning the distinguished tenor, "I will 'Nero.' " "It BCPUIS almost incredible," says Marconi, "bntthou and there I witnessed and h^aid a nio~t remarkable phenomenon. Tho maestro improvised and plnynd n charming waltz with left liaiul, Ki v i l ) B " 1O nt " )n sumo time with his right thu splendid overture." --San Franc isco Argonaut Itoiitfi nn Shakespeare. A local i apcr in Hungary published on account of t h r rendering- of Lear" on tlio nt.tgo of a, very small theater in t h e town where t h e pnur'!. The Hungarian critic begins article in this w n y : "Tlio

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  1. The Edwardsville Intelligencer,
  2. 24 Dec 1896, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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