The Bedford gazette. (Bedford, Pa.) 1805-current, June 21, 1867, Image 1
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A liberal discount is made to persons advertising by the quarter, half year, or year, as follows : 3 months. 6 months. 1 year. ♦One square - - - $l5O $6 00 $lO 00 Two squares -- - 600 900 16 00 Three squares --- 800 12 00 20 00 Quarter column - - 14 00 20 00 o5 00 Half column - - - 18 00 2o 00 45 00 One column - - - - 30 00 45 00 80 00 ♦One square to occupy one inch of space. JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with neatness and dispatch. TflE GAZETTE OFFICE has just been refitted with a Power Press and new type, and everything in the Printing line can be execu ted in the most artistic manner and at the lowest rates.—TERMS CASH. All letters should be addressd to MEYERS A MENGEL, Publishers. Dry-6oods(, JG AVE YOUR GREENBACKS !! You can SAFE 25 per cent, by purchasing your GOODS at the CHEAP BARGAIN S TORE of G. R. & W. OSTER, BEDFORD, PA. They are now opening a large and handsome as sortment of NEW and CHEAP DRY-GOODS, Reaety-Made Clothing, Carpet, Cotton Yatn.i, Hats, Boots and Shoe*, Sun-Umbrellas, Para sols, Groceries, Queensware, Tobaccos and Ci gars, Wall Papers, Wooden-ware, Brooms, i\c. LOOK AT SOME OF THEIR PRICES : Best styles DELAiNES, 221 and 25 cts. CALICOES, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 cts. GINGHAMS, 12, 15, 20, 25 cts. MUSLINS, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25 cts. CASSIMERES, 75, 85, 115, 125, 150, 165 cts. LADIES 6-4 SACKING, $1.65, 1.75, 2.00, alt wool. DRILLING and PANTALOON STUFFS, 20, 25, 30, 35 cts GENTS• lIALF-HOSE, 10,12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 cts. LADIES' HOSE, 121, 18, 20, 25, 30, 35 cts. LADIES' SHOES as low as 90 cts. Good Rio COFFEE, 25 cts.; better, 28 cts.; best, 30 cts. Extra fine OOLONG. JAPAN. IMPERIAL and YOUNG HYSON TEAS. SUGARS and SYRUPS, a choice assort ment. MACKEREL and HERRING, late caught, fat fish. We invite all to call and see for themselves. A busy store and increasing trade, is a telling fact that their prices are popular. Terms CASK, unless otherwise specified. may24m3. MEW GOODS!! NEW GOODS!! The undersigned has just received from the East a large and varied stock of New Goods, which are now open for examination, at MILL-TOWN, two miles West of Bedford, comprising everything usually found in a first-class country store, consisting, in part, of Dry-Goods, . Delaines, Calicoes, Muslins, Cassimers, Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Notions, 'Ac., Ac. All of which will be sold at the most reasonable prices. jy Thankful for past favors, we solicit a con tinuance ot the public patronage, jy Call and examine our goods. may24,'67. G. YEAGER Jattcy (Etooflis, NEW FANCY AND MILLINERY STORE! UNPARALLELLED ATTRACTION! MRS. BORDER & CO., (at the store lately occupied by Mrs. Cam A Co.) have just received the best assortment of FANCY, DRY AND MILLINERY GOODS that has ever been brought to this place, which they will sell VERY LOW FOR CASH; consisting, in part, of Persian Twills, Wool de Laines, Pure Mohair Lustres, de Laines, -m* Calicos, Muslins, White Colored Cambrics, Sacking Flannels, Cloth for Sacks, &c. t Ladies' and Children's Shawls, NOTIONS, in great variety, Kid, Beaver, Buck, Silk, Lisle and Cotton Gloves; Lamb's Wool, Me rino and Cotton Hose, for Ladies and Gentlemen; Dress Buttons and Trimmings, in great variety, Paper and Linen Cuffs and Collars for ladies and gents; Worsted and Cotton Braiding, Braids, Vel vet Ribbons, black and bright colors, Crape Veils and Silk Tissue for Veils; Hopkins' "own make" of Hoop Skirts, all sizes ; G W. Laird's Bloom of Youth, for the complexion, Ac. MILLINERY GOODS OF ALL KINDS, consisting of Bonnets, Huts. Ribbons, Laces, Flow ers, Ac. Millinery work done on short no tice, in the neatest and latest styles. Call and see f-<r yourselves before buying elsewhere. We will show our goods with pleasure, free of charge. [Bedford, may3m3.) "VTEW ARRIVAL. —Just received at M. C FETTERLY'S FANCY STOKE, Straw Hats and BonDets, Straw Ornaments, Rib bons Flowers, Millinery Goods, Embroideries, Handkerchiefs, Bead-trimmings, Buttons. Hosiery and Gloves, White Goods, Parasols and Sun-Um brellas, Balmorals and Hoop Skirts, Fancy Goods and Notions, Ladies' and Children's Shoes. Our i assortment contains all that is new and desirable. Thankful for former liberal patronage we hope to be able to merit a continuance from all our cus tomers. Please call and see our new stock. may3l GAUFCM. JACOB KBED, | J. J- BCHSLL, REED AND SCHELL, Bankers and DEALERS IN EXCHANGE, BEDFORD. PA., DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and money promptly remitted. Deposits solicited. RUPP & SHANNON, BANKERS, BEDFORD, PA. BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. COLLECTIONS made for the East, West, North and South, and the general business of Exchange transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and Remittanses promptly made. REAL ESTATE bought and sold. febB "PRINTERS' INK has made many a ■ business man rich We ask you to try it in the "olumns of THK GAZBTTI @ljc tfcbforb ©njcttc. BY MEYERS & MENGEL. gry-<Soods, ctt. GOODS! NEW GOODS! FOR SPRING and SUMMER, 18C7. J M. SHOEMAKER has just re turned from the East with a large stock of Spring and Summer Goods, which he has bought AT REDUCED PRICES and is now offering CHEAP, AT HIS OLD STAND. The following comprise a few articles, viz : Ladies' Dress Goods, Bleached and Unbleached Muslins, Ginghams, Calicos, Bed Ticking, Checks, Cloths, Cassi meres, Cottonade, Satinett, Cotton Chain, (single & double.) Hosiery, Gloves, Ac. GROCERIES, SPICES. Ac.: Coffees, Sugars, Syrups. Molasses, Salt. Oils, Teas, Spices, of all kinds. CEDAR WARE: Buckets, Tubs, Brooms, Ac. HATS, for Men and Boys, all sizes and prices. A large and cheap stock of Men's and Boys, CLOTHING. TOBACCO—Natural Leaf. Oronoco, Navy, Con gress, Black-Fat, Twist, Smoking-tcbacco and Se gars, Ac. QUEENSWARE, all kinds. A large assortment of BOOTS and SHOES, all sizes ana prices, TRUNKS, Ac. FlSH—Mackerel, Nos 1, 2, and 3, in bbls, half bbls., quarter and eighth bbls. LEATHER—SoIe Leather, French and City Calf Skins, Kip and Upper Morocco, Ac. |3P Be sure and call at J. M. SHOEMAKER S, apr26,'67. No. 1 Anderson's Row. gPLENDID OPENING of CHEAP SPRING and SUMMER GOODS, AT FARQUHAR'S New Bargain Store, REED'S BUILDING. CALICOES, (good) - 12ic. do (best) - - 18c. MUSLINS, brown, - - 10c. do (best) - - 20c. do bleached, - 10c. do (best) - - 25c. DELAINES, best styles, - 25c. DRESS GOODS of all kinds VERY CHEAP. MEN'S and BOYS' COTTONADES, GOOD and CHEAP. A large stock of FANCY ALL WOOL CASSI MERES ASTONISH INGLY CHEAP. BOOTS AND SHOES. MEN'S AND BOYS' HATS. GROCERIES: Best COFFEE, - - 30c Brown SUGAR - from 10 to 15c FISH : Mackerel and Potomac Herring. QUEENSWARE and a general variety of NOTIONS. Buyers are invited to examine our stock as we are determined to to sell cheaper than the cheapest. J. B. FARQUHAR. mayl7 T> H. SIPES' MARBLE WORKS. R. H. SIPES having established a manu factory of Monuments, Tombstones, Table-Tops, Counter Slabs, Ac., at Bloody Run, Bedford coun ty, Pa., and having on hand a well selected stock of Foreign and Domestic Marble, is prepared to fill all orders promptly and do work neat and in a workmanlike style, and on the most reasonable terms. All work warranted. Jobs delivered to all p .rts of this and adjoining counties without ex tra charge. aprl9,'66yl LETTER HEADS AND BILL HEADS, and ENVELOPES for business men, Jnnted in the best style of the art, at THE GAZETTE oa OFFICE lit? 'fcfftf. AN OLD 31 AID'S STORY. lam old now. The gray indications of age surround my wrinkled brow and decrepit form. At times lam peevish and fretful bewailing my lot, and wish ing that my days were ended; then a sweet reminiscence of the past sweeps over me, and inspires me with rever ence. Though lam an old maid, there are things connected with my life which afford me pleasure to contem plate. At the age of eighteen I was left an orphan. My mother died when I was quite young; my poor father lingered a few short years, then, like the fragile flower, withered and died. Falling heir to my father's immense fortune, I was flattered, courted, and admired, by people of the world—not for myself a lone, but for my wealth. Well, I knew that if I were destitute of that which has power to attract thousands, my friends would be few. I soon be came restless, weary, and tired of those empty flatteries. At length the tortured brain hit up on a wild scheme, which I determined to carry out, spite the expectations of my maid. Anastase, my waiting maid, had rela tives residing in a proportionately large village, some six miles from W , and there I determined to execute my project. It was a radiantly beautiful morning in the month of May. The sweet carol of birds, and the delicious perfume of the flowers, seemed to add a balm to my aching heart, and revive my drooping spirit. 1 was not a phil anthropist; buton that beautiful morn ing 1 felt that there were others beside myself, and that the Creator had not designed this terrestial universe for me alone to enjoy. All I now desired was a true and trusting friend, one whom I could love, and whose faithfulness the adversities of life could not shake. My maid and I stood upon the portico, literally surrounded by trunks, boxes and bundles, impatiently awaiting the arrival of the rustic, lumbering stage coach. I was completely metamor phosed, having substituted the plain, comely traveling dress for my usually rich apparel. No jewelry adorned my person; it was my object to appear as one in ordinary circumstances. At an abrupt curve in the road a cloud of dust revealed to my anxious eyes the wished for conveyance. With the aid of the porier and coachman, our trunks, Ac., were deposited on the top ; and, with a brief farewell to those at the house, we were rolling toward our new home. This caprice of mine was, indeed, re markably novel. I, the wealthy Anna D'Haven, daughter and heir of Captain D'Haven, U. S. N., riding in a country stage coach ; destination—an old farm house, where, in order, to find some one to love me, independent of gold as a dowry. I had assumed a fictitious name and become a plain country lass. What would some of my aristocratic friends say? First, the old time-worn barn, then a cluster of freshly painted comfortable cottages revealed our wish ed-for destination. It wasthe"dawnof a new era" tome. "Miss Howard, I believe," said a portly old gentleman, advancing to where my maid and I stood. It was Anastase's uncle. He had come to meet us, with the wagon. "I am she," I answered, slightly bowing, and, as I gazed upon his round, genial face, a feeling of friendship was awakened in my bosom, which I had never before experienced. I cannot describe my state of mind as I rode through that country village. 1 was almost tempted to forego my orig inal intention. How humiliating it would be, were it made public, I thought. My name would be a by-word to gossips. My reverie was brought to a close by the termination of our journey. "This, then, is to be my temporary home," said I, looking at the old, an tique-looking house looming up from among large and shady willows. I was introduced to the inmates, and then Mrs. Williams (a kind, gentle mat ron of two score and ten—one whom I shall always remember with a feeling akin to awe), accompanied me to my room. After expressing many wishes and apologies, she said: "My dear Anna—for such I must call you—you must make yourself perfectly at home. Our mode of living is not grand, but we will do all in our power to make you comfortable." "Thank you," I replied, "I shall en deavor to do so. I am perfectly en tranced with your rural home. It is so different from what I pictured it. Ev erything is so homelike—so inviting." I had been in my new home two months—months of bliss to me—and what changes were wrought in those two months? I met him—Eugene St. Clair. Tall, dark and handsome. I fail to describe him. He remains an incognito to this day. He seemed cool and distant to all but me. I met him, and loved him—loved him as mortal seldom loves. One night, as we stood upon the lawn facing the lake, the cres cent moon shone full upon us, and noth ing disturbed the stillness but the gem tie rippling of the water. His hat he held inpne hand, the other clasped mine. He was gazing dreamingly in to my eyes. I could not speak. I was silently happy. "Anna," he said, in his low, harmo nious voice, which sounded like music to my ear—"Anna, will you be my BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1867. wife? Will you link your destiny with that of a gambler?" "A gambler!" I gasped, disengaging myself from him, and gazing with ter ror into his pallid face. "A gambler I have been, but I have renounced that hellish life. I mean to reform, to make myself worthy of the name I bear; and all for you because I love you. It was not my choice, Heav en knows t'was not! I was driven to it. I was a spendthrift; became dissi pated and reckless. My father twice threatened to discard me. I did not heed his threat. I became involved in debt; appealed to my father, promising to reform, but he ordered me from the house. There was only one resource left, and that I adopted. I became a gambler." He buried his head iu lis hands and wept. I could not articjpate a word. I seemed petrified, fefejects began to grow dim around me. I staggered, and would have fallen had he not caught me in his arms. I left the spot the affianced bride of Eugene St. Clair. I was happy and sorrowful alternate ly, happy in the belief that Eugene loved me, yet apprehensive of the fu ture. We were to be married in three weeks. I did not know his reason for a hasty, quiet marriage. I did not inquire. Whatever Eugene desired, I willingly assented to. I had implicit faith in his love. "Anna, I am compelled to leave you tor a short time. I have business —bus- iness of vital importance—which I must immediately transact; but I shall not be long absent." I felt piqued at his not telling me the nature of his business; but with a single smile I bade him God-speed. He lift ed my hand to his lips, and passionate ly imprinted kisses upon it. As his form passed from view, there came a thought to my frivolous mind— a thought which was destined to blast my bright hopes and visions. I asked myself: Why not start for home, and write to Eugene, asking him to join me. It would be such a surprise—such a pleasant surprise—to see him enter my mansion—stare in bewilderment, and gaze upon his wealthy affianced with wonder. I thought 'twould be delightful. Accordingly I had my trunks packed, so as to be able to start on the morrow. "Mrs. Williams, this evening will terminate my stay under your hospita ble roof; an occurrence which I regret most exceedingly. I shall always re member the happy rjay.e I have spent here, and with tears recvUl those bright faces at the old stone farm-house." We were sitting on the porch, enjoy ing the refreshing breeze from the lake. I noticed the crest fallen look on their laces as I spoke of departing. I, too, experienced a poignant pang of regret at leaving such kind and sympathizing friends. The kind old lady turned her beaming face full upon me, and in a voice husky with emotion said : "Anna, I takeas much interest in your welfare as I would in my child's. What I tell you is for your own good—you must take no offense. We are about to part —your path leads one way—mine another; perhaps we shall never meet again, in this world. If we should not, remember what I tell you. You are about to marry a man of the world, who, I have no doubt, loves you ; but whose reputation was so very bad, he was at one time reckless, dissipated, and is even now reported to have been a—a gam bier." "I learned that from his own lips," I replied, rather haughtily. "Yes, my child; but you do not know the danger into which you are pre cipitating yourself. I would like to warn you before it is too late; but—" "Heaven and earth could not move me in my resolve. I have as much faith in that man as I had in my father; and were he to prove false, I would not condemn, but pity him." She made no answer. But that evening, as I bade her "good night," she fondly drew me to her, and fervently pronounced a bless ing. The morning dawned radiant and beautiful. Mrs. Willibrriß greeted me with a merry "good morning," inquir ed after my health, and invited me to partake of a frugal meal she had pre pared for me. Then came the final leave-taking, and in a short time I was on my homeward journey. I found everything as I had left it at home. The servants were somewhat surprised at my unlooked for arrival. I left Anastase to make all explanations, and sought my room. Immediately changed my dusty garments for more suitable apparel,and proceeded to write tp my fnture husband. In it I stated that I wished to see-him concerning material matters—gave him the neces sary directions —wrote his address on the envelope, and placed the note in my writing desk, intending to send it on the morrow. It had again become cloudy, and toward evening the rain descended in torrents. The hoarse roaring of the thunder, and the dull pattering of the rain, did not sound discordant to my ear. I liked it. It agreed with my turbulent state of mind. I had just finished a book in which I was deeply interested. The clock tol led the hour of eleven. I started, rub bed my eyes, and threw my book on the table. Time flies on rapid wings, I thought, and made preparations to retire. I lay listening to the rain beat ing against my window, thinking of my all-absorbing and only love—think ing of the time when he would place his arms about me, and call me his lit tle wife. * And I, too, was performing a good action. I was rescuing from the jaws of an untimely grave—from the yawning gulf of perpetual perdition, one of God's creatures—one for whom I would have willingly sacrificed my life. The clock struck twelve, I turned my self on my pillow, and tried to com pose my mind for sleep. I had sunk into a sweet, dreamy slumber, when I was awakened by a slight noise too loud to be caused by the rain, and too low, I thought, to be made by a human being. I raised myself in bed, and peered through the darkness. The light which I generally kept burning flickered dimly, casting vague shadows here and there. Intent on learning the cause of the noise which disturbed me, I quickly arose and approached the window. At that instant a vivid flash of lightning illuminated the room, and revealed to me the window, partly raised. For a moment I stood irresolute, caused by reflection that, perhaps, burglars had attempted to gain an entrance to the house. The raised window convinced me that danger was imminent, for I had securely closed it before retiring. Before his death, my father had pre sented me with a small pistol, and this weapon I always kept under my pillow. In an instant more I was by the bed side, and had the pistol in my hand. I gazed again toward the window; but oh ! horror! before it stood a man, masked, and holding in his hand a large poignard. I tried to cry out, but my voice failed me. The next instant I was rudely seized by the throat and a hoarse voice hissed in my ear: "One word, and you die!" I was frantic with fear. 1 clenched iny pistol, leveled and fired. His hold relaxed, he staggered, and fell. I tore the mask from his face. A flash of lightning revealed the features of Eu gene St. Clair. The clock toled one. My story is told. I feel relieved of a heavy burden. Mr. and Mrs. Williams are dead, and I occupy the old stone farm-house. There, near the grave of Eugene, I pass my days. He tried to rob the rich Anna D'Haven, to marry the poor Anna Howard. It was his mistake — my folly. A llOltKIKI.i: STORY. A Ship of Death Floats into a Port of the Shetland Islands. Since the time when the Ancient Mariner told the terrible tale of the curse-laden ship with her crew of ghast ly corpses, no more thrilling story of the sea has been related than that of the whale ship Diana, that recently drifted into one of the Shetland Islands. A year ago she left the Shetlands on a whaling voyage to the Arctic regions, having on board fifty men. From that time nothing more was heard of her. The friends of those on board became alarmed.—Money was raised and pre miums offered to the first vessel that would bring tidings of the missing ship, but all to no avail. Hope was al most abandoned. On the 2d of April the people near Rona's Voe, in one of ihe Shetland Isles, were startled at seeing a ghastly wreck of a ship sailing into the harbor. Bat tered and ice-crushed, sails and cordage cut away, boats and spears cut up for fuel in the terrible Arctic winter, her deck covered with dead and dying, the long lost Diana sailed in like a ship from Dead man's Land. Fifty men sailed out of Lerwick in her on a bright May morning last year. All of the fif ty came back on her on the 2d of April, this year; the same, yet how different Ten men, of whom the captain was one, lay stiffened corpses on the deck; thirty-five lay helplessly sick and some dying; two retained sufficient strength to creep aloft and the other three crawl ed feebly about the deck. The ship was boarded by the islanders, and as they climbed over the bulwarks, the man at the wheel fainted from excite ment ; one of the sick die as belay, his death being announced by the fellow occupant of his birth feebly moaning, "Take away this dead man." On the bridge of the vessel lay the body of the captain, as it had lain for four months, with nine of his dead shipmates by his side, all decently laid out by those who soon expected to share their fate. The survivors could not bear to sink the bodies of their comrades into the sea, but kept them so that when the last man died the fated ship that had been their common home should be their common tomb. The surgeon of the ship worked faithfully to the last, but cold, hunger, and scurvy, and dys entery were too much for him. The brave old captain was the first victim, and died blessing his men. Then the others fell, one by one, until the ship was tenanted only by the dead and dy ing. One night more at sea would have left the Diana a floating coflin. Not one of the fifty would have lived to tell ! the ghastly tale. A FOURTH OP JULY' TOAST.— The following toast is submitted for the next fourth of July celebratio:—"The American Eagle—perched on the high est crest of the Rocky Mountains, he flaps his wings in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, quenches his thirst in the ice water of the Artie Sea, and shakes his tail-feathers over the Gulf of Mexico." IT costs a good deal to be wise, but it don't cost anything to be happy. VOL. 61.—WHOLE No. 5,398. A STRANGE STOItY. One of the most extraordinary stories of married life weever heard of hasjust. been made public. The incidents are more improbable than a novelist or dramatist, with a strict regard for his reputation, would dare to'use. The story, as it originally appeared, was that a Mr. Wright had married a Miss Chamberlain, having just obtained a divorce from his first wife on the sole evidence of his second. The first wife then acted as bridesmaid at Miss Cham berlain's marriage, standing there, as we are told, "like a living corps." The "curse and blight of the Almighty" were invoked by the agonized repor ter upon the newly married couple. These are not pleasant things to hear, and Mr. Wright has come forward with a longstatement,in which the assertions of the reporter are contradicted, but a narativein every way more strange and remarkable is substituted for them. The husband tells his own story, and it far transcends the wildest dreams of De poe or Sue. In 1854 Mr. Wright re turned to this country from Europe in order to marry a lady to whom he was engaged. lie came sooner than he in tended, because the lady's parents and all her family had died, and left her un protected. She was twenty-three years old, and afflicted with a nervous disease which her mother described as hyster ia. The pair went to England, and while at Keswick one night, a month after their marriage, the husband was horified to see his wife fall at his feet in a fit of epilepsy. She had seventeen fits before the morning. Shocked at the discovery that his wife was afflicted with this most awful disease, and know ing that it was incurable, and dispair ing of escape from his terrible position, he that night, as he states, "adopted her as his child." From that time to this he has nursed her and taken care of her, but has nev er resumed the relationship of their mar riage tie. He calls her in his narra tive, his "patient" and his "ward." Once, when she thought he proposed to treat her as his wife, she was rendered "extremely unhappy." Her disease grew worse—the very servants and nur ses fled from the house in horror. Six years ago Miss Chamberlain came as nurse and as Mr. Wright says, his "pa tient" herself proposed that he should marry this lady. "She" (the first wife) "had come to regard it as religiously wrong to think of fulfilling the rela tions of wife in her condition." She pressed him to marry Miss Chamberlain Let us imagine what she must have suffered ere she could bring herself to this. They tried to get a divorce in In diana, but failed, for reasons which Mr. Wright, a little inconsistently, decline to mention. At last they succeeded— for the wife helped—and Miss Chamber lain was the solitary witness on whose evidence the compact was dissolved. Of what nature that evidence was, we are not informed. The divorced wife was present at the marriage ceremony, and she is to live with the couple for the future. Was there ever such a story ? One scarcely knows which to pity most, the man chained toascarcely living woman for thirteen vears. appalled night and day by the terrible visitations of which she was subject, or the woman doom ed to witness the misery whichshe had caused, loss of his affections and his mar riage with another, and to bear in ad dition the remorse which her own de ception and sin must necessarly occasion her. Verily, the tragedies of real lift are more ghastly than those which the imagination conjures up.—V. Y. Times. DEPOPULATION OF IRELAND. —The London Times admits the loss of two millions of the population of Ireland since 1846; i. e., one-quarter of the pop ulation that of date. But it asserts that many perished by famine and fever, and still more homes in the New World, "a large proportion also found homes as happy in this island, and are now a purtof ourselves." Yet after all, it insists that the population of Ireland is not less now than six mil lions, or about the same that it was sixty years ago, and consequently that there is no such depopulation in pro gress as to call for remedies of excep tionable and questionable character. THE subject of impression at first sight was being talked over at the sup per table, when the lady whose duty ic was to preside "over the tea cups and tea" said she always formed an idea of a person at first sight, aud generally found it to be correct. "Mamma," said the youngest son, in a shrill voice that attracted the atten tion of all present. "Well, my dear, what is it?" replied the fond mother. "I want to know what was your opinion of me when you first saw me." This question gave a sudden turn to the conversation. A GENTLEMAN called on a miser, and found him at the table endeavoring to catch a fly. Presently he succeeded in entrapping one, which he immediately put into the sugar bowl and shut down the cover. The gentleman asked for an explanation of this singular sport. "I'll tell you," replied the raiser, a triumph ant grin overspreading his countenance as he spoke, "I want to ascertain if the servant steals the sugar. A YOUNG lady of Montgomery, who was recently caught smoking a cigar, gave it as her reason for the act, "that it made it smell as though there was a man around." THE LORD'S PRAYER.—Did you ever think, short though it is, how mueh there is in the Lord's Prayer?—Oh, it lis beautiful! Like a diamond in the crowu of a queen, it unites a thousand sparkling gems in one. It teaches all of us, every one of us, to look to God as our parent—"Our Fath er." It prompts us to raise our thoughts and our desires above the earth—"Who art in heaven." It tells us that we must reverence our heavenly Father—"Hallowed be thy name." It breathes the saint's reward—"Thy kingdom come." And a submissive, obedient spirit— "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." And a dependent trusting spirit— "Give us this day our daily bread." And a forgiving spirit—"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us." And a cautious spirit—"Deliver us from evil." And, last of all, the adoring spirit— "For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen." DIFFERENCE IN THE SHAPE OF FEET.—TheNew York Hideand Leath er Journal noticesa few of thedifferences in the shape of the pedal extremities of people in various sections of the coun try. Shoes made for one locality are not adapted for all. For instance, a broad shoe, wide in the shank, is best adapted to the Eastern trade, a narrow sole meeting with but little favor.— Rhode Island, though the smallest State in the Union, can boast of having some of the biggest feet that ever trod sole leather. The Middle States require slimmer shoes and higher in the instep than the East. The instep grows high er as we progress southward, commen cing with Virginia and the foot shorter and more plump. Rarely, at the North, does a full-grown man were less than a No. 0, running up in the scale of sizes to No. 11; but, at the South, many a full-sized man wears fours and fives, and seldom over nines. The ladies of the South, adds the Charleston Courier, have confessedly always had the smallest and prettiest feet of any race in the world. WOND. KS.— When a young man is clerk of a store and dresses likea prince, smokes "foreign cigars," drinks "nice brandy," attends theatres, dances and the like, I wonder if he does all on the avails of his clerkship? When a young lady sits in the parlor during the day, with her lily white fingers covered with rings, 1 wonder if her mother doesn't wash the dishes and do the work in the kitchen ? When the deacon of the church sells strong butter, recommending it as a good article, I wonder what he relies upon for salvation ? When a lady laces her waist a third less than nature made it, I wonder if her pretty figure will not shorten life a dozen years or more, besides making her miserable while she does live? When a young man is dependent upon his daily toils for his income, and marries a lady who does not know how to make a loaf of bread or mend a gar ment, I wonder if he is not lacking somewhere, say towards the top, for instance? When a man receives a periodical or newspaper weekly, and takes great delight reading it, and don't pay for it, I wonder if he has a soul or a gizzard ? A FORLORN fellow says thus plain tively:—"When Sally's arms her dog imprisen, I always wish my neck was his'n; how often would I stop and turn, to get a pat from a hand like her'n; and when she kisses Towser's nose, oh! don't I wish that I were those" A SCHOOLMASTER in a Western village, where the custom of "boarding round" prevails, recently received notice from a Dutch matron that she "would eat him but couldn't sleep him." He will doubtleesbe careful not to venture with in her reach. Ma," said a little girl to her mother, "do the men want to get married as much as the women do?"—" Pshaw! what are you talking about?" "Why, ma, the women who come here are al ways talking about getting married — the men don't." The following somewhat remarkable advertisement appeared in the columns of a recent number ola newspaper: "Lost, by a poor lad tied up in a brown paper, with a flute in an over coat, and several other articles of wear ing apparel. A I ADY tramped on a dog's tail at Omaha, the other day, and the animal bit her leg. The blood did not flow, however; only sawdust flew. He did not go deep enough for blood. This is the most useful purpose we have ev er heard of a false calf serving. PRECOCIOUS PUPlL.— Please, Miss Jones, what is the meaning of suburbs ? Governess, (who is extensively crinolin ed)— The outskirts of a place. Pupil, (seizing Miss J. by the dress)— Then, Miss Jones, are these your suburbs ? A YOUNG lady, just married, in New York, had twenty-four pairs of shoes to match twenty-four dresses. She was a whole-soled maiden. FORTUNE-TELLERS and tilting hoops operate differently. The former reveal what a lady will be in the future—the later reveal what she is at present. IF you can express yourself so as to be perfectly understood in ten words, never use a dozen. GIVE strict attention to your own af fairs—and consider your wife one of them. A fool's heart is in his tongue, but a wise man's tongue is in his heart.