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A Weekly Paper, Devoted to Literature, Politics, the Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, &c., &c—Terms: One Dollar and Fifty Cents in Advance.
Lay the gem upon my bosom,
Let me feel her sweet, warm breath.
For stransre chill o'er me passes,
And I know that it is death.
I would gize upon the treasure—
Scarcely given ere I go,
Feel her rosy, dimylcd fingers
Wander o'er my cheek of snow.
I am passing through the waters,
But a blessed shore appears,
Kneel beside tne, husband, dearest!
Let me kiss away thy tears ;
Wrestle with thy grief, my husband,
Strive from midnight until day,
It may have an angel's blessing,
When it vanishes away.
Lay the gem upon my bosom,
'Tis not long she can be there ;
See! how to my heart she nestles,
'Tis the pearl I love to wear.
If, in after years, beside thee
Sits another in my chair.
Though her voice be sweeter music.
And her f.ce than mine more lair—
If a cherub calls thee "father,"
Far more beautiful than this,
Lore thy first horn ; O, my husband !
Turn not from the motherless.
Tel] her sometimes of her mother,
You will call her by my name ?
Shield her from the winds of sorrow ;
If' she err, oh ! gently blame.
Lead her sometimes where I'm sleeping, |
I will answer it she calls,
And my breath will stir her ringlets
When my voice in blessing falls.
And her soft black eyes will brighten
With Wonder whence it came;
In my heart, when years pass o'er her,
"Hl'.e will BnU her roomer s name.
It is said that every mortal
Walks between two angels here ;
One records the ill, bnt blots it,
If bell • •• the midnight drear
Man repenteth ; if uncancelled,
Then he seals it for the skies,
Ami the right hand angel weepetb,
Bending low with veiled eyes.
1 will be her right hand angel,
Sealing up the good for Heaven,
Striving that the midnight w.itches
! Find no misdeeds unforgiven.
You will not forget me, husband.
When I'm sleeping 'ueath the sod !
Oh, love the jewel given us,
As I love thee—next to God !
In the early days of the State of Indiana,
the capital was Corydon ; and the annual ses
! sions of the General Assembly usually brought
together as wild a set of mad wags as could he
| found iu the State, who had to rely upon their
| own resources for amusement, for there were
then few theatres, concerts or shows.
These lovers of mischief had established a
mock Masonic Lodge, into which they would
entice such as were a little green, and take
them through a variety of ridiculous ceremo
nies, to the infinite amusement of the crowd.
On one of these occasions, it being under
stood that a good-natured, athletic young man,
about half a simpletOD, was to be initiated, the
room was crowded. Judge Grass (it being a
character in which he was peculiarly happy)
had consented to act the role of lire devil ; and
to make the services more impressive, had put
lon a false face and a large paper cap, sur
mounted with horns, and, with some chains in
j his hands, placed himself behind a screen.
After taking the candidate through a variety
fore the screen," and toL. TT.~V'titf D'ad'Thon '"fa
confess all the crimes ho had committed during
his whole life. The candidate confessed some
trivial offences, and declared that he could re
collect no more. At this the Judge came out
i from bis hiding place, groaned, and shook his
chains. Tho frighted candidate related some
j other small matters, nnd declared that he bad
' disclosed all the crimes he had ever committed.
;At this the groans of the pretended devil be
came furious, the chains rattled and he shook
his horns in the face of the terrified candidate,
who, starting back in alarm, cried out,
•H.h-hojd on, M m-mister D-d-devil, if I
m-m-must t-t-tell you, 1 d-d-did k k-kiss J-j
--judge G*g -grass's w-w wife a c-c couple 0 f
times J
The groaning ceased.
j A wing alar and swift retribution occurred in
Huron eo., 0., a few days siDce. An ugly
. fellow, in lit of passion, intentionally dostroy
|ed an .eye of one of his horses. The next day,
while driving a nail, a piece of it lodged in his
eye completely destroying the sight.
A French journal announces that M. Nicho
las Clary, a gentleman in possession of an in
come of §OO,OOO a year, has engaged as a
private soldier in a cavalry regiment which is
about to take the field.
A Tale of Hie Ocean Wilderness.
We were rolling home in the old Plymouth,
of Boston, it was a fine, starlight night, and
there was a glorious breeze blowing in just the
right direction— upon our quarter.
Seated witii five of my messmates upon the
windlass, our conversation naturally turned to
home and its associations. It was a suitable
subject, for, as wo glanced at the swelling pyr
amids of canvass extending upward to the lof
ty trucks, we felt that, these "white pinions '
were shoving tho old vessel along, each mo
ment, nearer her destination.
"Jack," said I, turning to one of my mess
mates, a robust young fellow of tweuty, "how
happens it that you have nothing to say upon
this subject ! Have you no mother,sister, nor
other friend to talk about?"' 1 uttered these j
words in a light, jesting tone, as my shipmate |
had remained sileut during our conversa
A shadow fell upon his brow, and he seem
ed under the influence of some powerful emo
"Tom," said he. in a mournful voice, "nev
er mention the name of mother again; it is a
painful subject to me, and one upon which I
never like to think. But I will teii yoa why.
Many years ago—not such a great many, cith
er—for it was only five—l lived with a kind,
gentle widow woman, who was wont to take me
by the hand and call me son. That woman
was my own mother. She would take all tlie
pains in the world to make me comfortable and
happy. 1 was then a lad of fifteen, and used
to work very bard. My pay was not very
good, but ui:h that and the money which my
mother earned by taking in sewing, we man
aged to live. I shan't try to describe any of
tho little acts of tenderness on her part to
ward me. You all know, boys, at least all of
you who have been blessed with a toother long
euotigh to appreciate her, how she woul i he
likely to act toward an only son. Well, as 1
said,! used to work very hard—very hard
from morn till night.'- During the leisure,
which was afforded mo Sundays, 1 naturally
felt the vvaat of s"me amusement more excita
ble than that of the pleasures of home, and
the society of my poor mother. Unluckily,
therefore, I fell into the company of suiue dis
sipated young fellows, and resorted to the stim
ulus of strong drinks to afford the excitement
which 1 craved. It is unnecessary to c> into
details. From thai time my course was down
ward; and ali the persuasion of my mother to
turn mo from the fearful road I was pursuing,
proved of no avail. At last, by constant ne
glect of busiues", 1 lost my situation altogeth
er; ana uien, fran'ic with grief and despair, I
fled from that roof which had sheltered me
from infancy. Hiving always had a strong in
clination Do the sea, 1 shipped ou board a wha
ler as cabin boy. The vessel was gone about
three years, at the end of which uuae I found
myself once more in my native town. I
sought the cottage in which 1 hud previously
resided, hoping that my mother was still living
there. But I found tile place deserted, and ou
inquiring of some of the neighbors, learned
that my mother had remained upwards of a
year after my departure, in the old homestead,
grieving for my departure, tihe had found out
from some of tho ship owners in New Bedford,
that I had gone to sea, and waited a Jong time,
hoping that 1 would write to her. But as a
wlmle year went by without bringing any news
of me, she became almost frantic with grief,
and seemed to be gradually losiug her reason.
One day she loft the house with a buudle in
her hand, and when the neighbors inquired
i concerning tier intentions, she commenced to
! weep and wring her hands, saying that she was
going to look for her long-lost son. They saw
| her take the road to New Bedford, and since
that time she had never been seen or heard of
again, iu tho village.
".Such was the story they told me, and you
can judgo of the effect which it bad upon uiy
mind. I plunged into the most degraded soci
ety, and drank deeply of the wine eup to
drown sorrow; so that iu a few months all uiy
! hard earnings were spout, and 1 was lorced to
I take to the sea again. If was then that I sbip-
I pen in this vessel, the Plymouth, and came
| among you as messmate. I have now given up
, ali hopes of ever again meeting with my lUOtli
| er, unless it be in the land of spirits, after my
j death."
I™ """" ~ -''B l '! -•> 1 oio the shad
ow fell upoo his forehead. Alter a moment's
! silence, he added:
"W hat makes me feel worse about the mat
| ter is, because they told me in the village that
! t " e J tHought she was insane. This may have
got her into some difficulty."
"Perhaps you wouldn't know her again, if
you were to see her," sai l one of the men.
"Ob, J''.-, 1 would," answered Jack; "that
iS if I could got a glimpse of her arm. But
1 think she'd have to be very much altered iu
•he countenance for me not fy know her it I
Saw her,"
"\ou were saying something about her
arm, ' suggested one of the listeners. *
.. "les, 1 was going to say I would know her
it I was to see her bare arm, but 1 don't line
to tell why," answered Jack, uioodiiy. "i'es,
1 will, though, ' he added, after a moment's si
lence. "In her right arm, just above the el
bow, are tho marks of my teeth ! One night I
staggered into the house, and, under the influ- '
cnce of liquor I had drank, reeled to tho floor. j
My mother took hold of mo, and gently raised ,
mo up, and I—monster brute that I was, fix
ed my tee'.h in her arm and bit her, while she
was so doing. My teeth were very sharp, and
tboy suuk deep in her flesh. It was some time
after that, ere the wound healed, and when it
did, four blue marks —the impression of my
teeth—were left upon the skin."
Fueh was the story of Jack Ratlin: and
weeks after, when our vessel arrived at Bos
ton, I had almost entirely forgotten it. But
certain incidents which I am now going to re
late, leealled it again, and that very forcibly,
to my recollection, about eighteen months af
terwards. After having left the Plymouth, 1
had shipped in a sperm whaler: but not being
satisfied with the usage I received on board, I
took the liberty to desert her when she arrived
at her first, port in Talcahuna, ten months after
wards. I remained hero for nearly ten weeks,
earning a few reals daily by serving in a Chi
lian schooner, plying up and down the coast.
At tho end of that time, as there was no other
chance, I shipped in another whaler, then ly
ing so port. Scarcely had I leaped over the
bulwarks on first comiog on board, than my
eye lighted upon the well-known countenance
of my former shipmate in the Plymouth, Jack
Ratlin, lie was walking up and down the
quarter deck, issuing, now and then, some or
ders, in a sharp tone, to tho men forward, who
were employed about the windlass.
As soon as ho saw me, he ran up, aud des
pite his dignity as second mate of the vessel,
shook me cordially by the hand, and inquired
after my health. He then informed me that
shortly after leaving the Plymouth, he succeed
ed, through the the influence of one of the
ship owners, in obtaining the birth of second
mate on board the Rochester, which was tho
uaiuetif the vessel iu which 1 now had shipped
as a foremast, hand.
'ajiou'll find me a good officer, Tom," said
he; ♦'although, perhaps, the men think I'm a
little quick-tempered.' 1
"No doubt of it Jack—no doult of it,''
said I, as 1 bundled forward with my chest and
We had not been out from Talcahuanabut a
few weeks, when I was also inclined to think
with the rest of my shipmates, that Jack Rat
lin, although he had been quiet enough as a
to re mailt baud, was quick tempered as second
He treated mc well enough, hut the greater
portion of the men had cause to complain of
iiis conduct toWaid them. There was one in
dividual in particular amoug the crew whom ho
used like a dog. This personage was a pitiful
looking specimen of humanity, about fifty years
of age, called Brooks. His eyes werb sunk
en, bis cheek wasted, and his brow wriukled
as with care. He always kept by himself, and
would jidver eat .anything at meal times but a
.bread and some water. He was ev-
IdetMJ tult fiTI HTTuI, lor lrc irmfirt runivtluiur
walk about the necks, moaning nnd wringing
his Lauds, while his eyes would have a strange
vacant stare, lie never seemed to take pride
like the rest of us in making himself look
neat, although he was far from beiug filthy.—
His garments were generally clean, but always
ragged aud never seemed to fit Lis attenuated
I'IJIS poor fellow was the Lutt of the crew,
and J pitied him from the bottom of my heart.
Sometimes I would sec him sitting ail alone in
some obscure pan of the ship eating bis solita
ry ileal, whiio the tears were streaming down
his lollow cheeks. Whenever he was told
to dc anything, instead of executing the coiu
muei, ho would stand and look about him with
a bewildered stare. It was at such times that
the vrath of Jack Ratliu would become arous
ed against tne unfortunate fellow, and he would
deafbiui a blow or a kick. To this abuse,
bowjver, he would only respond by clasping
his lands together and uiteriug a strange,
pia*.giive iiioau. One night, presuming upou
our former acquaintance, i took the liberty of
reunnstraiing with Ratlm in regard to his be
havor toward the poor wretch.
"l'u.u," said he, "do you know what makes
uieso hard upon that fellow? I will tell you.
11 i because there is a look about him which
almys makes me think of "
•.buzz ! baiij*! crash ! Down keeled our
shp ou her beam cud, and away went the tuaiu
to| gallant mast. We had been struck by one
ofjkose sudden squalls so eoiumoa off the
cpst of Japan.
i'Clew up top-gallant sails let go topsail
bfyards fore auu aft I" yelled KatUn. The
ujn flew to obey the order.
i-'What in ! are you about? Go there
all neip the men clew up the top-gallant-sails?"
itred Jacks to brooks, who was standiog close
tthiin trembling from head to foot. The man
<ll not stir. Enraged at this, Jack caught up
q irou piu and struck him on the bead.
*e uttered a low moan and fell heavily on the
(jek. Jack now repented of what he bad done
*d as the squall by this time had passed to
toward, he ordered some of the men to couvey
te body into the cabin. I was one of those
fbo obliged the order, and helped to carry the
bdv iuto the state room, and lay it out upon
isof'a. As the light fell upon his features it
fas to be eeou that they were deadly pale, while
. small stream of blood was trickling trorn a
trouiid in the temple, which bad been inflicted
the belaying pin.
The eyes fell upou us with a fixed look, which
(here was uo miaiakiug—it WHS the icy stare
"Good Godi" groaned Jack, "he is dead!—
let —ob, uo! uo! it cannot be that 1 have real
ly murdered hint! .Perhaps lie may recover; this
heavy jicket alone is enough to stifle the man."
While uttering these words, the second mate
had been engaged in divesting Brooks of his
jacket. He had already disengaged the sleave
of the right artn, when something was beard to
i drop from one of the pockets to the floor. Jack
picked it up, aDd ou examination, discovered it
to be a small locket containing a likeness of
himself. He instantly tore the shirt from the
back of the corpse; the supposed seamen was a
woman. He lilted the right arm, and looked
at it closely. Four blue marks the impression
of teeth, were perceived just above the elbow.
Ratlin uttered a wild cry, and sank insensible
on tho deck. By these marks he had recogni
zed the figure before him as the corpse of his
own mother.
I shall now merely add that it was subse
quently discovered, upon further investigation,
that the mother of Jack Ratlin, having disgui
sed herself in seamon'a apparel, bad shipped
.in four different vessels, (previous to entering
the Rochester at Taleahuaua,) for the purpose
of huuting up her long-lost son. It is not very
probable that she would have undertaken so
wild a project had she not been affected with a
slight derangement of her mental faculties,
caused, no doubt, by the sudden disappearance
of ber sou. The lapse of time had so changed
the countenance and form of the latter since
she last beheld him, (a mere boy of fifteen) as
to prevent her from recognizing him in the per
son of Hi: second mate of the Rochester. Her
disguise, as weil as the alterations which time
and sorrow had wrought upon her countenance,
likewise prevented Jack Ratlin from identify
ing his mother with the person of the haggard
looking seaman. I shall couclude by adding
that the matricide is now the inmate of a mad
A little romance was enacted in this city a
short time ago, the details of which we were so
fortunate as to obtain. A gentleman who
resides on Prospect street has a wife who, for
some months past, has gradually become imbu
ed with idea that her lord is recreant to his
vows. A note which she intercepted confirmed
her in her suspicions, aud his movements were
watched with a secrecy nnd cunning known
only to jealous wives. She ascertained where
the frail oun lived who had estranged her hus
band's love from its lawful object, and succeed
ed in renting a room in a bouse directly oppo
site, ripiesenUng herself to be a deess-maker.
From this point of observation, she saw enough
to convince her thai her faithless spouse was a
constant and welcome visitor at the house
across the way, whose reputation was not at all
questionable. By the promise of a liberal re
ward, she induced a daguerrean artist to remove
bis apparatus to her room, and to follow her
directions without asking questions. Wonder
ing what deed of horror he might be called
upon to dauguerreotype, the artist prepared to
ooey her commands. She ordered him to place
his instrument so as command the front door
of the house opposite, and to be prepared to
take an impression at a moment's notice. He
did as he was requested, and for mauy long
hourSj two anxious faces might have been seeu
peering from toe window, two- the srtisUa,
camera pointing grimly and relentlessly at the 1
door of the opposite bouse.
The next day when the Daughty husband en
tered his own house, his wife advanced towards
biiu, looking unusually sweet and cheerful (in
fact, he thought ho had never observed her look
ing so charming before) and presented hiui
with a daguerreotype, saying she had been at
considerable pains to obtain it, regretting that
it did not do the subject entire justice, and
ending by begging its acceptance with one of
her sweetest smiles. Thinking his dear little
wife had been getting hi r miniature for him,
and recalling his disloyalty with an ugly spasm
of the heart, he proceeded to unclasp the case
which contained, as he supposed the features of
the loving and confiding creature before hhn.
The first glance disclosed a house which look
ed astonishingly familiar ; the second revealed
to his petrified gaze the form of himself, stand
ing on the steps with his hand upon the door
knob; and gazing sheepishly round as if fear
ful of detection. His head swam, the infernal
miniature danced before his eyes, and falling
upon his knees, tho wretch frantically besought
her forgiveness. 'Tis said that room presented
a fearful scene. There were reproaches, en
treaties, threats of separation, supplications,
mingled wiih a considerable quantity of hys
terics and tearing of hair. We are informed
that the.affair wa? at length adjusted, and that
he has become an exceedingly meek, attentive
and obedient husband.— Cleveland Democrat.
English lad, just 'cutne over,' became an ap
prentice in a printing office, to 'learn the
trade.' When learning the letter boxes in the
'case,' he asked the priuter'a 'devil,' a mischie
vous young scamp, where the E box was. The
'devil' pointed him to the L box. After hav
ing studied over the 'case' long enough to know
all the 'boxes' of the alphabet, tho foreman
asked him to 'go over' them, naming each let
ter-box , the juveuile John Bull did so, and
got them ail right except E and L.
'You've got those two mixed up,' remarked
the foreman.
•Well,' replied the young Englisher, 'hi
asked taut party (pointing to the'devil,') where
HE was, and 'e pointed 'is fiDger to HELL!'
The foreman gave the 'devil' a sharp look,
and he grinned satanicaily.
In a jolly company each one was to ask a
question. If it was answered the proposer
had to pay a forfeit, or if he could not answer
it himself, he paid a forfeit.
Pat's question was :
'How does the little ground squirrel dig his
hole without showing any dirt abont the en
trance V
When they all gave it up, Pat said :
'Sure, do you see, he begins at the other end
of the hole.'
Ooe of the rest exclaimed :
'Hut how does he get there.'
'Ah,'said Pat,'that is your question; and
you can answer it yourself.'
As a soul in heaveu may look back on earth
and smile at its past sorrow, so even here, it
may rise to a sphere where it may look down
on the storru that once threatened to overwhelm
VOL. 32, NO. 24.
From the Correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune
LO.ID os, Friday, May 14, 1859.
The first Austrian campaign is over. The plan to
follow up the invasion of Piedmont by a rapid march
to Turin was baffled by the unexpected arrival of
the French, and the rising of the rivers, while the
low country was artificially inundated by the cut
ting of the dikes. The Austrian, with their tradi
tional slowness, lost all the advantage of being the
first in the field, and seemed to forget that the snow
melts every year in Spring on the Alps and increases
the body of the waters. They are now last retiring.
They have given up the line of the Svsia and Will
scarcely await the French within the boundaries of.
Piedmont. Francis Joseph, who, in the first in
stance, snubbed Baron Hess for his cautious plan of
campaign, which was to remain around Phtcenza
B<I to accept the battle under the cannons of the
fortress, has now lost his confidence in the more da
ring plan of Gyulai, and will, in a few days, set out
with Baron Hess to supersede Gynlai in the com
mand. The continuous rain and the retrograde
movements have considerably damped the military
ardor of the young Austrian officers, who thought
they might within a few days destroy the Sardinian
forces an I occupy and plunder Turin. The halo
which surrounded Radetzky's army will soon be
dimmed, which was artificial from the very first,
and especially manufactured by the German journ
als. Napoleon has taken the command, ace is hail
ed by his soldiers with enthusiasm and by the Ital
ians with complete madness. If he succeeds in his
maiden campaign, and makes a generous use of his
victory iu favor of Italian independence, he will se
curj the throne for his dynast). If beaten, he is
lost. With such heavy stakes, we shall soon hoar
of a great pitched battle, probably within a week.
Russia solemnly denies any alliance with France.
Still, from her evasive expiration, we may infer
that she h3S bound herseil to watch Austria and to
keep Prussia in awe in ca.e she should espouse the
cause of' Austria. The Czar is not prepared for a
great war, but be may easily, by hostile neutrality,
pmralvzo an Austrian army and the Teutouic enthu-.
siasm of Germany. His first and principal object is
the emancipation of the serf's, which lias already
progressed so far that it cannot lie postponed any
longer without endangering the public peace.
As regards England, as was said lately by a very
influential man, Lord Derby is at least for non-in
tervention; Prince Albert lor intervention in favor
ol Austria; and Lord Palmcrston lor intervention in
favor of France. Tbe elections gave a good op>-
portunity to the boroughs and counties for expres
sing their wishes for complete non-intervention and
houest neutral.ty. As to internal affairs, the Con
servatives hive gained about twenty seats and are
still iu a minority of about sixty votes in lull Par
liament. Still, they have consolidated their party
by stupendous bribery. Lord Derby subscribed
X 20,000 for the election, the Duke of Northumber
land £25,000, each of the three new peers X 19,000,
and some X 30,000 more were furnished by the oth
er members of the Carlton Club, It is, however, a
great question whether the Liberals will be able to
defeat the Ministry, which clings to office, and can
not be ousted but by a vote of waut of confidence-
Now the Liberals are not united; the Radicals hate
Lord Paimerston still more than they hate Lord
Derby, and the spdit between Lord John Russell
_and Lord Palmcrston is not yet healed.
x We bear from Tnrkey that the agitation in Bosnia
snd Bulgaria is onrhe increase, and an outbreak
may soou be expected. Tha Sultan has increased
his army by an additional 20.000 men along the
Danube; but he lias no good officers. Omer Pasha
is jealous of every rising maD; and the stolidity of
the Turks prevents them from maktng the proper
use of the foreign officeis in their service.
What Is In the Wind ?
A special correspondent of the New York Htr
ald, writing from this Gity under date of May 19th,
gives the following. This may or may not be a
canard, but as Mr. Forney himself is writing some
rather singular articles now-a days, the information
: communicated may have its significance:-PAi/. News
"Some three weeks since, Hon. S. A. Douglas
spent almost an entire night at the house of Mr.
Forney, in Philadelphia, discussing the course to
be taken as to the .Charleston Convention—Mr.
Douglas arguing in favor of going into that con
vention and submitting to its action, whilst Mr.
Forney declared that ho would have nothing to do
with it, aud would figbt any one nominated by that
convention, even Douglas himseli. Mr. Douglas
finally asked what be (Forney) would advise him
to do; to which Mr. Forney said that if he was in
liis (Douglas') place, he would go to Chicago and
announce himself as a candidate for the Presidency,
in the some manner that town constables in th-r
Western towus announce themselves for office, and
pay no attention whatever to the convention ; and
let a convention meet and nominate a Vice Presi
dent to run with him, and trust to the result.—
Dou las' opinion all the way through was, that it
was his best course to go into the Charleston Con
vention and abide its results.
"Forney declared that he was going to fight the
| Republican party and Administration party, con
[ sidering (he said) both of them the essence of cor
! ruption, and feels sanguine that he will draw the
Democratic party back with him. rie also stated
that the reason that their wing of the Democracy
did not nominate a ticket at Altoona was that Jhiy
were afraid of the exhibit they would make next
October, lie was afraid that the majority of the
parly would stick to the regular nominees, and
would not give them over fifty thousand votes,
when he knew that there were three times that
number in the State sympathizing with their prin
IRISH DENIAL. —An liish boy, who was try
ing bard to get a place, denied that he was
*'l don't know what you mean by not being
an Irishman," said the gentleman who was
about hiring him ; but this I know, you were
born in Ireland."
"Oeb, your honor, if that's all said the boy,
"small blame o that. Suppose I had been
born in a stable, would I have been a borse V
pondent of the Viocennes Sun, writing from
Olriey, a small villisgc in Illinois, says :
"I asked an old ladv of the church in confi
dence, if she really thought a dis-virtuous wo
man would become virtuous by joining < he church
She jerked her cap-border, adjusted ber 'specs,
and said, 'yes, if tbf pesky men would let ber
alone!' and 1 believe she is right.'
A conceited coxcomb asked a friend what
apology be ought to make for no* being one of
a party, the day before, to which be bad a card
of invitation. "Ob, my dear sir," replied tba
wit, "say nothing about it ; yon were sever
Every delay of repentance is a cheat upon
ourselves, '