Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, October 14, 1886, Image 1

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    The Millheini Journal,
Ij. A. 11111 • c t{.
Office in the New Journal Building*,
Penn St.,near Hartman's foundry.
Acceptable Correspondence Solicited
Address letters to MILLHEIM JOURNAL.
Madisonburg, Fa.
•YY 11. 11E1FSN YL> KB,
Physician & Surgeon
Office on I'enn Street.
Practical Deutist,
Office opposite the Methodist Church.
Physician & Surgeon,
Office opposite the Public School House.
P. ARD, M. D..
Journal office, Penn st., Millheim, Pa.
B®**Deeds and other legal papers written and
acknowledged at moderate charges.
Fashionable Barber,
Having had many years' of experiencee
the public can expect the best work and
most modern accommodations.
Shop opposite Millheini Banking House
Fashionable Barber,
Corner Main & North streets, 2ud floor,
Millheim, Pa.
Shaving, Haircutting, Shampooning,
Dying, &c. done in the most satisfac
tory manner.
Jno.H. Orvis. C. M. Bower. Ellis L.Orvis
Office in Woodings Building.
D. H. Hastings. W. F. Reeder.
Office on Allegheny Street, two doors east of
the office ocupied by tbe late firm of Yocum &
At the Office of Ex-Judge Ilov.
Practices in all the courts of Centre county
Special attention to Collections. Consultations
in German or English.
J A.Beaver. J. W. Gephart.
Office on Alleghany Street. North of High Street
Good Sample Room on First Floor. Free
Buss to and from all trains. Special rates to
witnesses and jurors.
House newly refitted and refurnished. Ev
erything done to make guests comfortable.
Ratesinodera** tronage respectfully solici
ted 5-ly
(Most Central Hotel in the city.)
Good sameple rooms for commercial Travel
ers on first floor.
R. A. BUMILLER, Editor.
•The days are shortening,' sighed
Friend Decker, as he folded up his
spectacles and replaced them in their
tin case ; 'or else my sight isn't what
it used to be. Well-a-day, one can't
expect to be young always. Is it thee,
Leah ? I did not look for thee so
Leah Decker came into the room like
a nrefzy young whirlwind. She had
none of the repose of manner which is
at present so much in vogue. Born
and bred a Quakeress, there was noth
ing of the Quakeress about her, except
her quaint Scripture name.
'Yes, it's me !' said Leah, shortly.
'Did thee go to Friend Anastaa
ias's ?' gently inquired the old man,
readjusting the big pine logs, so that
they should bum blighter for Leah's
'Oh, yes, I went there 1'
'I hope she is belter ol her rheuma
tism ?'
'Yes, she is better. But —but—she
will not buy tle apples, father. Mean,
stingy old thing !' cried Leah, wrath
fully Hinging her coal scuttle bonnet
on tlie table. 'She says she can buy all
she wants at fifty cents a barrel of old
Jacob Joyce. So she can, perhaps
wretched, gnarly, wormy knots, uot fit
for the pigs. Ours are apples ! She
says thee asks au exorbitant price.'
Friend Decwer slowly shook his head.
• 'Friend Anastasia is undr a misap
prehension,' said he. 'Eighty cents a
barrel is what they are paying at the
cider mill. Only one does not like to
see such beautiful, rarely-colored fruit
ground up into baleful spirits to set
men's brains ou fire.'
'Much she would stop to think about
that !' said Leah, still rullied.
'I am sorry,' said Friend Decker,
mildly ; 'I need the money very much ;
ana I think she would have been better
satisfied with my apples then with
Friend Jacob Joyce's.'
'And aftei all that,'flashed out Leah,
the spirit of indignation still rife with
in her, 'she had the impudence to ask
me for a jar of that plum-sauce I made.
She says Friend Mary More told her
how nice it was, and—'
'And,' quietly interposed her father,
'thee said, I hope, thee would be glad
to oblige her ?'
'No, I didn't,' bluntly answered
Leah. 'I said that I gathered the wild
plums myself in the Crook Woods, and
cooked them after Aunt Mahala's re*
ceipt ; and that there were four jars,
and that I wanted to keep them for
thee ; especially since thy health had
failed and thy appetite was so varia
'I am sorry, dear,' said Friend Deck
er. 'Friend Anastasia is very old, and
old people are apt to be fanciful about
trifles. Moreover, she's our kir.swo
man, a degree or so removed, perhaps,
'Then why don't she do something
for us V' flashed out Leah, 'besides giv
ing us good advice and tormenting us
with her fault-finding ! I didn't mean
to mention it, father, but she told me
out and out that she had adopted Mos
es Sawytr, and meant to make him her
'Well, daughter why should she
not ?' composedly questioned the old
'Because he i 3 110 relation to her at
all,' cried Leah ; 'and the property all
came from our great-grandfather Len
nox, thee knows.'
'Thee attaches too much importance
to mere dross, Leah,' sa'd Friend
Decker. 'Thee must study the text of
the lilies of the field in the Bible. We
shall all be provided for, if only we can
have patience to wait. •
Leah bit her full, red under lip, as
she glanced around at the sparsely-fur
nished room, and noted her father's
drooping figure and rapidly-whitening
head, but she made no reply, as she
took up the coarse pile of vests on
which she had been making button
holes for a neighboring clothing con
'Father's a saint,' thought she, "but
I am not, and I'm afraid I never shall
be. I should like to cuff Anastasia
Akerly's ears. If every one had their
rights, half of that big Lennox farm
would be ours. She gained possession
of it by the merest legal quibble ; and
if father was like any one else, he
would have gone to law about it long
ago, and got back his own. And now
to see it willed deliberately to some
one else I'
And Leah's needle flaw vindictively
in and out of the cloth, like a minia
ture javelin piercing the heart of some
unseen enemy.
And the next morning when Leah
had gone to carry her bundle of vests
home and get another batch of work,
Friend Decker put on his hat and but
toned the great coat which was getting
I so worn at the elbows and shiny at the
'lt is u bright clear morning, albeit a
trifle frosty,' said he '1 think I may
walk as far as the Lennox farm with
out aggravating my cough.'
And under his arm he carried a neat
Old Anastasia Ackerly was winding
yarn before the lire when he came in.
See greeted him not without a shadow
of suspicion.
Had he come like a soy into the ene
my's quarters ?
i *
'I hope thee is well, Friend Anastas
ia,' said he. 'I have brought thee a
jar of my daughter's wil I-plum sauce.
Perhaps it may tempt thy appetite.'
Anastasia Acaerly colored.
'lt ain't of no consequence,' said
she. 'I dunno as I care so much about
sweet tilings, only there used to grow
wild-plum brush on the hills at home,
and mother used to boil the plums with
molasses. They was dretful sour, and
there was a flavor about 'em I hain't
never tasted 3ince. And when Mary
Moore told me how good Leah's was, I
kind of notioned 1 snould like a taste
of 'em, but Leah said she hadn't none
to spare.'
'Leah was mistaken,' said Friend
Decker. 'ln our house there is always
something to sprre for an old friend
like thee !'
Anastasia's yellow, old face was odd
ly mottled with crimson for a moment.
*1 didn't know that you looked on
me as a friend I' said she, sharp.y.
'Thee ought to have been certain of
'There was ugly things said about
how the Lennox propeity was manag
ed,' said Miss Akerly.
'Nothing was said by me. Friend
Anastasia,' observed the Quaker.
'And as far as in me lies, I am anxious
to be at peace with the world.'
'Humph " said the old woman.
'Well, there aiu't no use makin' up to
me now. My will was drawn up long
ago, and Moses Sawyer is my heir.'
•Thee is welcome to do as thee likes
with thy own,' said friend Decker,
calmly, setting down the jar of wild
plum preserves, and glancing wistfully
toward the cushioned arm-chair by the
fire, for his limbs were enfeebled by
age, and he had walk a considerable
But Miss Akerly did not ask him to
sit down and rest, so he took a fresh
grip of his knotty cane, aud started on
homeward tramp, with a cheerful,
'Good morning to thee Friend Anas
tasia J" to which the old lady respond
ed with an inarticulate gruut.
But when he was out of sight she un
screwed the lid of the j ir, and, with an
old silver spoon, woru thin by long
usage, she tasted the tart sweatuess of
its contents.
'Just exactly like them mother used
to boil down with molasses when I was
a gal,' said she. 'I could 'most fancy
I was a gal ag'in in wild-pi urn time, a
cuttin' across the lots with my eun
bonnet hitched on by one string, and
the red dog a caperin' at my heels.
Wal. wal ! it don't seem like I was
close on seventy ysars old !''
Miss Anastasia had some of the wild
plum sauce with her scanty dinner.
It gave it a relish. She ate some inor e
with bread and cheese for her tea.
'I never did taste nothin' '.that went
to the right spot like them wild plums,'
said she. -It ain't because they' rel
ishin' ; it's because they make one feel
like I was a gal ag'in out in Wiscon
sin, with the sassafras leaves turnin'
yaller, and the wind blowm' in my
Leah did not know, until a neigh
bor's child brought back the jar, neatly
wrapped in an old newspaper, what a
treat she had unwittingly afforded her
'What is it, Willie ?' she 9aii to the
•It's the jar that had wild-plum sass
in it,'said Willie ; 'and Miss Akerly
she says she's much obliged—and she
give me a ginger cookey for bringing it
back, she did.'
•Father,' said Leah, turning re
proachfully to the old man, 'this is thy
doings ! Thee is always thinking of
some one else.'
'lt has doue me more good than if I
had eaten it myself, Leah,' said Friend
Decker, apologetically.
Leah ran to him and gave him a
'Thee is a old darling, father,' said
she ; 'and thee makes me ashamed of
my own temper, sometimes.'
And she put the jar on the top shelf
of the little pantry, and never thought
anything more of it until one day,when
she wanted a jar to put some stewed
cranberries iu.
She was in a hurry, for Miss Anas
tasia Akerly was to be buried that af
She had died as she had lived—sit
ting alone before her fire—and this
was the day appointed for the funeral.
Friend Decker bad expressed a de
sire to attend the obsequies of the kins*
woman wno had been so little to him,
and Leah was hurrying through her
work, so that she might brush his well
worn suit and take a much-needed
stitch or two in his coarse worsted
As she tore off the newspaper wrap
pings she stopped suddenly.
'Father,'cried she. 'hero is a piece
of thick, yellowish paper rolled up and
put inside this jar that came from
Friend Anastasia's! What does thee
suppose it is ? Father, father, it's a
will !'
She ran eagerly with it to Friend
Decker. He looked dubiously at the
'Thee is right, Leah,' said he.
'Friend Anastasia's heart has softened
toward us. This is doubtless the will
she mentioned—the will in favor of
Moses Sawyer. She has sent it to us
to destroy. Nay, daughter—nay,' as
Leah eagerly caught it up and hasten
ed towards the fire ; 'give it to ms.
It is not for us to make or meddle. If
Friend Anastasia wished the will de
stroyed she should have destroyed it
herself. I shall take it back to Friend
Johnson, the executor.'
'Father,' cried Leah, 'thee never
would give back the will ?'
'Does thee think it would be a rigiit
and honorable thing to destroy it,
Leah ?'
'lf she wanted us to do so, father ?'
'But we have no right to presume
anything of the sort, daughter,' rea
soned Friend Decker, buttoning it up
under his coat. 'Nay, nay ! do not
fret.' For Leah, overcome by the sud
den blaze of hope, the after darkness
of despair, had burst into a Hood of
tears. 'lt will be well with us—never
Judge Johnson, the great man of tire
neighborhood, received the paper with
some surprise.
'December Gth,' he said. 'Hum !
ah! this is the latest document she has
executed. Oh, yes, I rememler it yery
well ! I drew it up myself. But why
did j'ou briog it here, Friend Decker?'
The old man biiefly explained the
'Old people are apt to be capricious.'
said he. 'Doubtless the trifling matter
of the plum sauce pleased her, and she
sought to reward us. But I should
never take base advantage of Friend
Moses by burning tbe will.'
'But why in tbe name of common
sense should you burn it? 4 cried Judge
Johnson. 'Are you In the habit of
having estates left to you every day,
that you dispose of them so readily?'
*1 don't think that I quite under
stand thee. Friend Johnson,' said
But Lean's face brightened like a
l I see! I see!' she cried. 'Father,
Friend Anastasia has done right, late
though it le. She has willed the Len
nox farm to thee!'
And Leah spoke truly. The dead
woman had wrought a tardy reparation
in her last day, and Friend Decker and
his daughter had at last legal possession
of what should long ago haye been
their own.
No amount of reasoning or remon
strance had availed with Miss Akeily,
but one of those sudden touches, strik
ing the electric chain wherewith we're
darkly bound,' which sways the soul
with disproportionate force, had induc
ed her to perform an act of justice at
And the jar of wild plums, with its
train of associations, had been the most
eloquent special pleading of all.
The Fly as a Purifier.
Of what use is this troublesome
customer? The fly does his part in
the great and important work of puri
fication, seeing with his ten thousand
eyes things that would pass unnoticed
by us, eagerly devouring his appropri
ate food. This he finds in the small
est atoms of animal and vegetable
matter, too small to be noticed by the
tidy .housekeepers, which otherwise
would be permitted to putrefy, con
taminating the air. We may imagine
that he circles about in the air* with
no definite object in view, but if we
will carefully watch him we shall bo
convinced that he has an object, col
lecting his food, atoms of impure or
decaying matter which otherwise
would enter our lungs, adding to the
impurity of our blood. This filth is
collected on his wings and head, tor as
we see him light he scrapes his wings
and his head with his legs and feet,
passing the gathered morsels from
foot to foot, the front pair passing his
dinner to bis mouth. The fly also
teaches us the value of sunlight, not
only to cheer, but to purify the air,
for he has too good sense to live in a
dark room. When the parlor is dark
ened he seeks fi- decent place for his re
General Marmaduke.
Tho Battlo of Osngo During Which
the Prosont Governor of Missouri
was Taken Prisoner.
Tho "Battlo of the Osage" was
fought in the latter part of October,
18C4. There were two engagements,
one in the morning and one in the af
During the morning fight the pres
ent Governor of Missouri, General
Marmaduke, was taken prisoner. I
was a participator in the charge made
by the Union forces, and an eye-wit
ness of his capture, although his iden
tity was not known for a half hour
afterwards. The country for miles in
the Osage region is unbroken prairie ;
tho ground undulating; tho hills and
hollows seeming to run parallel. It
was, therefore, a model battleground,
and, in reading the accounts of the
English compaign in Soudan, I was
reminded vividly of our pursuit of the
Confederates through Missouri.
Just after crossing the dry bed of
the Osage river, we heard skirmishing,
and soon came in sight of the enemy,
formed in line of battle, and waiting
for us. I was Captain of Company
11, Tenth Missouri Cavalry; Colonel
Bentine, commander, and General
I'leasanton, brigade commander. My
positicn was on the left, as we drew
up in line. During my four years'
service I had seen .many wonderful
sights, and had been in some very
close quarters. But never had I seen
nine thousond horsemen drawn up in
battle array, and the sight was cer
tainly a thrilling one. I believe lam
safe in saying that since the battle of
the Pyramids in Egypt, modern war
fare had not seen the like. The ene
my were well supported by their
artillery, and as I looked across the
intervening space I could see the
mouths of the cannons. While we sat
on our horses waiting for orders, Gen
erals Pleasanton and Curtis came rid
ing down between the lines. As they
passed me I hoard Pleasanton say .•
''We must come together now."
These words, and the ominous looks
of the cannon, assured me that a ser
ious moment was at hand. I had six
hundred dollars about me, and I put
it into an official envelope. I then
directed it to my sister, and gave it to
our surgeon, with the request to for
ward it in case of my death, or as the
boys were in the habit of saying, in
case I did not "come out.''
At last the bugle sounded the
charge. The long lines surged iu
and out, but no advance was made.
Again the bugle rang out on the
still air, and again the lines wavered.
Then suddenly a rider on a white
horse burst through the ranks and
rode at the foe. Like an avalanche
we followed. In the excitement every
fear vanished, and we rode through
the enemy's ranks, dispersing them
right and left. They had fired one
volley and had no time to reload.
Their right wing was completely
cut off from the main body and sur
rounded. Having no other alterna
tive they surrendered, and we were
soon busy dismounting them and hur
rying them to the rear. On my way
back with a crowd of prisoners, we
met General James Lane going to the
front. lie stopped, and pushing his
way through the crowd of guards and
prisoners, walked up to a tall, fine
looking Confederate, held out his
hand, and said : "How do you do,
General Marmaduke?" The man
shook his hand warmly, and after a
few words General Lane walked away
taking General Marmaduke with him.
When taken General Marmaduke had
on his hat a star and crescent. At
the time no one knew him, and Colo
nel Bentino noticing the ornaments
cut them from the hat as trophies of
war. The star when last heard from
was in a museum in Chicago. Gen
eral Marmaduke had no insignia of
office from which he could be distin
guished from the common soldiers,
having a simple gray uniform and a
large slouch hat. I have never learn
ed who the rider on the white horse
was that led the charge other than
that he was a staff officer.
The Confederates made a stand
again in the afternoon, forming in
squares, but could not stand before
our onslaught, and again retreated.
That night horses and men lay down
and slept together. So utterly worn
out were we that no one thought of
eating: going to sleep was so much
easier.— Detroit Free Press.
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance.
Degrading American Labor.
The Republican Party the Pioneer
in Legislation Against the
The Heaver platform in Pennsylva
nia, 1880, says : "We deprecate the ne
farious work of importing foreign pau
per labor, criminal and contract labor,
and demand the passage of a national
law summarily and positively prohibit
ing such importation under any pretext
It is a curious fact, not generally
known, that the first and only law ever
passed by Congress expressly authoriz
ing the importation of foreigners under
the contract to perform labor for a
stated time in place of our American
workingmen, was put through the
two Houses when the Republicans bad
an overwhelming majority in each. It
is true, also,that the record fails to dis
close any opposition to that atrocious
measure on the part of Republicans in
either house. Its champion in the Sen
ate was the Hon. John Sherman, of
Ohio, and in the House the lion. E. 13.
Washburne, of Illinois. .
The bill is entitled "An Act to En
courage Immigration." It passed both
Houses July 2, 18G4. on a conference re
port signed by Sherman and Anthony
on part of the Senate, and by WVsh
burne and Windom on the part of the
House, the Democratic conferees re
fusing to sign, and it was approved by
the President July 4. 1804, which was
the last of the session.
The managers of the bill exhibited
hot impatience to put it through before
the close of that session. June 27, on
motion of Mr. Sherman, "all prior or
ders" of the Senate were postponed,
and the bill was taken up and passed,
the ground of haste being as stated by
the Ohio Senator, that "wages were
very high" in this country, and we
needed importation on that account.
In the House 1 had. Stevens had moved
to go into Committee of the Whole on
one of the great appropriation bills,but
withdrew his motion. Washburne's
earnest appeal, and the pauper, alien,
contract labor-bill was passed without a
word of manly opposition from the Re
publican side, the Democrats being so
few in that House that they could not
enforce the demand of Mr. Pendleton,
of Ohio, for a call of the yeas and nays.
The bill itself, aside from the outrage
it proposed to inflict upon American
workingmen, in putting their labor in
competition with that of imported
aliens, is a prime curiosity. As it ap
pears in the Statutes at large, section 1
authorizes the President to appoint a
Commissioner of Immigration, subject
to the directions of the Department of
State, at a salary of $2,500, with three
clerks, &c. The remaining sections,
except section 2, provide for a United
States emigrant office New York
City, with one Commissioner, who is
authorized to make contracts with rail
road companies, &c., to carry imported
workmen to their destination ; for ex
empting such alien laborers from mili
tary service; appropriates $25,000 for
carrying the law into effect, and speci
fies the number of clerks to be employ
ed, salaries, tenure of office, &c. The
sting is in section 2, which is in the
following words :
"All contracts that shall be made
by emigrants with the United States in
foreign countries, in conformity to reg
ulations that may be established by the
said Commissioner, whereby emigrants
shall pledge the wages of their labor for
a term not exceeding twelve months,to
repay the expenses of their emigiation,
shall be held to be valid in law, and
may be enforced in the courts of the
United States, or of the several States
and Territories ; and such adyances, if
so stipulated in the contract, and the
contract be recorded in the Recorder's
ottice in the county where the emigrant
shall settle, shall operate as a lien upon
any land thereafter until
liquidated by the emigrant,whether un
der the homestead law when the title is
consummated,or on property otherwise
acquired by the emigrant; but noth
ing herein contained shall be deemed to
authorize any contract contravening
the constitution of the United States,or
creating in any way. 1 lie relation of
slavery or servitude."
Everybody knows that swarms of
aliens have been imported into this
country under contract since the pass
age of that act; that they have worked
their appointed time at wages utterly
ruinous to American workingmen, and
then returned to their squalid homes in
Europe. They came with no intention
of becoming citizens of the United
States. The perpetrators of this griev
ous outrage against American work
ingmen find their apology in the Repub
lican law above quoted, and which may
be justly styled the pioneer act in legis
lative assaults on American labor.
In the light of this law there is some
thing like grim irouy in the declara
tions on this subject found in Republi
can platforms of late years.
'That fallible person, the printer,'
says the Boston Transcript, 'has much
to answer for. Think of a composition
by the immortal Beethoven beiDg an
nounced an a programme as 'Fifteeu
variations with fudge.' as it was at a
concert the other eveuiDgl'
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Chauncey F. Black's Canvass.
Nailing 1 a Campaign Lie that He is
Addicted to the Intemperate
Use of Liquors.
IlAuursiuruo, Oct. 4.—Tlie political
canvass on the Democratic side was
formally opened to-day. The Hon.
Ciauncey F. Black, nominee for Gov
ernor, Col. It. Bruce Ricketts, candi
date for Lieut. Governor, the Hon. B.
F. Myers, and B. M. Nead, Esq., of
this city, started this morning on a
trip that will coyer the southern tier of
counties, part of the middle tier, and
reach out to the northwestern counties.
A delegation of leading citizensofCum
berland county arrived in the city on
an early train to serve as an escort, and
though the departure was fl*ed for 74
a. m., there was quite a crowd of en
thusiastic Democrats at the depot to
give the party a send-oft. The trip
through the Cumberland valley was a
series of ovations. The first stop was
made at Mechanicsburg, a thriving lit
tle city of 10,000 inhabitants. It was 8
o'clock when the party arrived. They
were received with cheers by a large
crowd with a brass band. The stop of
ten minutes was spent in handshiiking.
At Carlisle the slop was limited to five
minutes, and it took all that time to
walk through the vast crowd that had
gathered to see the Democratic favor
ites. There was a brass band there
also. At Newville another brass band
was in waiting and the three minutes
stop was spent in handshaking and con
At Shippensburg the greatest enthu
siasm was manifested, and at Chain
bersuurg, when the party left the train,
a yast crowd had gathered. Caniages
Were in waiting to take the party to
the hotel and a procession was formed
which, headed by a brass hand, led the
way to the National Hotel. The can
didates held a reception in the parlor
which lasted some minutes, after which
in response to the calls of the crowd
that blocked the street for a square.Mr.
Black .appeared on the piazza aud spoke
briefly. He said that the purpose was
not to talk much on this trip, but to
mingle with the people and get ac
quainted. There was a matter personal
to himself which he desired to say there
because that which it answered origi
nated there He read from a Republi
can paper the report of a Pi ohioition
meeting had in Chambersburg at which
one of the speakers said that he "held
proofs of Mr. Black's intemperance
and would herald them all through the
"To this statement I oppose here and
now," said Mr. Black with great em
phasis and deliberation, "that for more
than three years I have not touched,
tasted, or handled liquor, spirituous,
vinous,*or malt. lam a teetotaler, and
with the help of God I expect to remain
so to the end of my life. I have no
doubt the gentlemen said what he be
lieved to be the simple truth, and that
he will not repeat it when informed of
his error, but should he be still unsatis
fied, and should he produce a sworn
contradiction of the statement I here
make and publish it to my defamation,
I'll engage to send his witness to the
penitentiary as rapidly as the law can
he made to worx."
ne added that while lie is a teetota
ler he didn't assume the right to re
strain others in their appetites so long
as they remained within the law and
didn't interfere with the property and
peace of the community.
Col. Ricketts briefly acknowledged a
call lor him, and Mr. Myers made a
brief speech. Then the reception in the
parlor was resumed and continued un
til dinner was announced. At li p. m.
the party took carriages and started on
a drive over the mountain to McOon
A Little Fun.
A girl may have plenty of bustle and
still be lazy.
A lady whose husband frequents sa
loons does not usually admire a full
It's pretty hard luck. In summer we
haye horse-flies, and in winter we have
"There's yery little change in men's
trousers this fall," remarked a tailor as
he failed to collect a hill.
After much research and investiga
tion wo are convinced that the board
ing-house chickens are most afi hatched
from hard boiled eggs.
A Y'ankee editor wishes no bodily
harm to his subscribers, but he hopes
that some of them in arrears will be
seized with a remittent fever.
A comical incident i 3 related of an
enjinent Euglish nobleman who was
presiding at a press dinner. He con
cluded his few feeble remarks by pro
posing the "health of Gutenberg."
Some one pulled his coat tails and
whispered that he was dead. "I re
gret," continued the nobleman, "co
announce that inteligence has just been
recpiyed that Gutenberg is dead."
—First-class iob work done at the
JOURNAL office.