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To the lnetnnrf f tt. I'll,,.. r t- .... .
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I'eerloss, yet hapless maid of CJ!
AceoilipIIsh'd t,X f!
Never again shall I and U
Togelhcr sip our T,
Tor ah I the Tales, I ltnnw not Y,
Kent 'midst (In, ilmvers a II,
Which ven'mous slungher In tho T,
Ho that sho could not C.
1j K exclaimed, "Vile, spiteful III
If ever I catch U.
On Jess'mlne, lnsebud, or itn-xit P,
Pit ehamtn your stinging ij,
" I'll send you, like a lamb or V,
Across th-Atlantic C,
from eiuVdellghlfuHlllage Q,
To distant OYII.
"A slrenin runs from my wounded I,
Salt as tho biluy C,
As rapid as the X or Y,
The OIO, nr 1).
"Then fare thee 111, Insensatelll
Who stung, nor j et knew Y,
Since not for wealthy Durham's C,
Would I have lost my 1,"
Thy bear with tears fair h X 0
In luii 'ral HA,
A clay-cold coi" now doomed to II,
While I mourn her DK.
Ye nymphs of (J, then shun each D,
I.lst to the reason Yl
Tor should A III' L'atT,
II 'II sin ely sting your I.
Sow In n t'rave I, deep In (J,
She's eold as cold can 11 ;
While robins sing upon A. V,
Her dirge and I, Ed.
.Vic MjnlMy M,rmilne.
THE QUEEN OF THE ARENA.
It was a strange scene. The m anon was
close to the circus, formed indeed part
of it the poor woman wr.s lying on
tho low shelf, called the Ixd, of the trav
elling caravan ; two or three of the
wives of the men attached to the exhi
bition were round her, endeavoring by
their exertiitions to relieve momentari
ly increasing pain, and helping her to
hear it patiently by their sympathy.
"lie ought to have been hero luff an
hotirngo," said one of tho women. "Jim
started for him on the piebald two hour;,
"Did Ko take the piebald?" said
another. "Why I thought he was in
tho Italian J.itvcr.i?"
"Xo, lie wouldn't run wilii tho spot
ted mare, o they've put the blind gray
with her, and took tlio piebald in the
qtiadrill for Dick J ravel to bottom cou
The expliimtion seemed satisfactory,
for silence ensued.
Presently iv roorofsuch laughter as is
only heard in a circus at a country vil
lage fresh, genuine, heart v shook
the side.-of the frail vehichle.
"WhatMlmt?" said tlio npoaruutly
"Only your ISillS Quaker story,"said
"O, then he'll soon be here, wou'the?"
"Yes lie's only got three more points,
and then he'll come; be don't go in the
Three fainter peals of laughter told
that the three points bad hit, but not as
well as the Quaker story j and then lie
"Well," said lie, "how!-, she now?"
in a voce wlio.-o anxiety contrasted most
strangely with ids tawdy dress, that of
tumbling circus. "How U she now?"
"I'm better Hill," said the woman.
"Can you stop a little?"
"Yes; I don't go in next, it's chap
man's turn ;" and so saying, tho man
seated himself by the side of tho wo
man. Sho was still young, and, far as the
tlio dim light hung from the roof would
enable a judgment to bo formed, good
looking; the cork-grimed eyebrows,
crackul lips and dry cheeks, told that
she too hud nppearul before the public
for its amusement ; indeed the traces of
rogue were still n parte of tlio face, mid
told too truly that she had lain there
but a short time, only since tlio last
evening'; peri'ormance; indeed, when,
during one of her Jumps through the
hoop, a man's putting on his hat slart
led the lior-e, and so caused a fuNe Mop,
which brought her heavily tothegroiiml.
Tho experienced ring-master saw she
could scarcely stand, and handed her
out, kk-ing her hand in tho it-nal -tyk,
and few, if any, of the spectators knew
that when rapturou-ly appl..iidln' tlu
most unparalleled feat.'tho, leap from
the hor.-e's back through the hoop to
the around, their applause was unheard
by tlieirlntended object. She had faint
ed Immediately on reaching the droiw-
ing-rooni, and wa-- at once carried to
tho moving chamber where sho now
lay. . . . .
Hut to return sho took hi- liauil in
hers, saying: "Hill, I don't think 1 -hall
go round any more."
"Don't s-oys" l;vs It'll be all light
when tho doctor como."
"Xo, Hill ; I feel bettor, but some
thing tells mo I've put on tho togs for
tlio last time."
"Xo.Ia--.no! was all tho utterance
lie could Ilnd. "Don't -ay so !"
After a piiu.-e, sho said : " you recol
lect that London chap with tho French
name, that eamo down to tho Doncast
"O, yes I know," said tho man, half
angrily, us If wishing to avoid the sub
"Well, you knowiyou said that time
that you thought tliuru was 'miiethlug
between mo ami hlni."
"Well, I know it," civld tho man,
- "but doll' tlllllk Of that 110W i (lOll't llOll
bio about U.tU now."
,i.t t must Hll, 1 Mllllk I'm dying
BLOOMSBUKG, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1867.
Hill, dear, and 1 should llko you to
to think of mo when I'm koiic, ns I nm
The man matlo no answer.
"Hill," said tho woman, with increas
ing vehenieiii'o of manner, "do you ho
Heve I'd tell you u Ho now?"
Xo answer still.
"Illlil Do you think I'd tell you n
lis iwict" taid she, as though her lift)
depended on his answer.
"Xo, no lass," said ho tit hist, "I don't
think you'd tell a lie any time hut
now" and he hesitated.
"Whero'ij Jenny'.'" Intermitted the
"Hero said one of the youngest wo
men, standing up, so that sho might ho
seen." "What do you want?"
"Jenny, you'll ilnd tho key, of tlio
green trunk In tlio ehina mug with 'Nel
ly' on It. I wisli you'd look in the box,
mid get mo my oltl Jillilo out."
Tho girl found tlio key, and n-ked
where tho box was.
"Odear, I forgot, its under me," said
"There, never mind," said he, "1
don't want any fuss about it."
"O, Bill dear, 1 wi-h you'd lift mo up
a little, ami pull it out. You can put
tho broken chair under to keep me up
"Xo, never mind," siihl lie, "It'll pain
"O, Hill, dear, 1 don't mind, 1 wish
llo did it tit last ; nnd,after some trouble
and a few suppressed groans, tho box j
was pulled out to the middle of the Hour
opened, and there, wrapped up in pa
per mid neatly hid, was tho lliblc; the
paper greasy, from contact withdisii-cd
head-drosses, garlands, band-, and oth
er small neces-ories of tlio Queen of the
Arena. They gave, it to tho woman,
who soon u-ked, "Where's Mary?"
"0, sho is hero now," said ono of the
women ; ami a girl about llvecamo run
ning in , -he had only tlio part of a lit
tle fairy in the just llnMiod scene; her
wand was still i". her hand, and the
guaze wings on J.er slu.ulders ; .-lie took
them oil', laid down tlio silvered stick,
and came to tho bed.
"Mary, dear aro you there?
"Yes, mother, I'm Ju-t done, and tho
people elappt'd so when Julia took mo
on her shouldo."
"Put her on tho box, she can't see
her," suggeMed sonie'ono : it was pushed
to wJicro the child stood, and then the
mother said :
"Mary, I'm going away."
"O, mother, where to?"
"Hut before I go, 1 want you to seo
me and father's friends again." Tlio
child stared witli wonder; but tho wo
man, not heeding her, lontiimcd: "Hill,
dear, have you got tlio paper oil the Hi
bio? Well, open it at tlio Xew Testa
ment." "Here one of you women ilnd it. Jen
ny, will you?-' said the man,
Jenny did it, and gave it back.
"Xow, Hill, rai-o mo up a little."
"O, never mind," said lie, "I know
you'll get hurt."
She only looked a repetition of her re
quest; and taking tho open book from
ids hand-, said: Hill, dear, you know
you said there was something wrong
between that London chap nnd me. I
told you at the time there was not, and
yoitdldn't believe me,thouu.h you didn't
say so ; and you don't believe it now,"
she said with increased energy. "Xow,
Hill hear me swear thot,as I believe I'm
a dying woman, there was nothing, be
tween us, and this child's ymir own.ns
much as Maiy there Is." She ki-scd
tho book and said: "Do you believe
"Yes, ycs,"saidtheniau,"I do, I do!"
as though .-ome spell over him had brok
en. "I do, Xell, I do! O, Xell ! what
a lool I vii uoon, ami wnat a coward
not to In Hove it before! O, Xell! for
give me, forgive me, I've done you
The woman ral-ed herself by a great
effort, to reach his hand and kissing it,
said: "I do, Hill." I knew you'd do me
justice .-onio day."
"O, Xell, it's not too late not too
Into ! You'll get better, and we'll bo as
happy as wo A' ere before this."
The woman only drew hi- bead to
her, and ki-sod him ; vrhllo he, roii-ed,
kissed her again and again. "You do
believe me, don't you, dear?"
"O, forgive me, Xell! ), forgive me !"
were the only words lie could Ilnd in
tho rush of his newly found trust.
"Hill's wanted," shouted some ono at
"Old Whip's called you throe
"Here's the white, Hill," raid Jenny,
"you want touching;" nmUlio brought
it and with the lamp while ho painted
out tho trace-of tears on ills cheeks In
front of a broken looking-glass.
"The red will do, Hill ; goon, or you
will have him In here, and sie won't
Hill went out, and tlio doctor arrived
a few minutes afterward, llo was a
short, stout good-humored looking man
with a bri-k way of speaking, that nt
once secured obedience.
"Xow, then," said lie "what'.- amis-?
I could mako nothing of that follow
you sent after me. Ah !" snid he, alter
ing his tono as his eyes, groArlng u-ed
to tho light, look In tlio woman's face
on tlm bed.
"What do they call you?" turn
ing to tlio youngest of the assembled
"Will you stop. All the rest go."
Tho women grumblingly obeyed, am
ho stooped down to cxnniino his palienl.
"When did this happen, Jenny?"
"LaM night, Sir."
"Why dht'nt you send bcroroV"
"Wo did send to one hero In tlio vil
lage, but ho wouldn't come hecauso sho
belonged to tlio circus. lie sent her
this," handing him it paper.
" Umphl 'The World and its Amuse
ments on tlio Hroad Way.' Just liko
that sanctimonious Jennings. Scuds
tlio woman u tract, anil lets her .sillier
nil day long,"
"Doctor," unlit tlio sick woman, "how
long can 1 live'.'"
"Live, woman! why, you're good for
forty years yet."
"Xo, Doctor, I'm not 1 feel I'm not
long for this world."
"Oh lull nonsense!" said he, "you'll
soon get over this." And with like
comforting a.-stirunces besought to rai-o
her from tier depressed condition. In
about ten minutes ho went to 'tho door
and said, "Come in here, one of you,
while 1 go to tlio gig." llo soon came
backhand tlio woman remained with
In a llttlo while tlio clown caino up
to tho group of women outside the door,
and leaning In all attitudes against the
sides and steps of tho wagon.
"Well has he come?"
"Yes, bo's been in this quarter of an
"What dose lie say V"
" 'Oil ! she'll do,' ho say.", didn't ho?"
said one of them, turning to another for
llo soon left, and his voice was heard
sliouting some old witticism of the ring
as though there were no such things as
sick wives and doctors in tlio world. In
a few minutes more ho came again quite
out of breath from a Inst siininier-aidt,
thcapprobiution of which wasstlll beard.
Seeing the door partially open ho en
tered, and his face looked joyous, as the
wall of a child greeted him. .
"Which Ml? A boy?"
"Yes," said Jenny.
Tlio answer was unheard by him, for
there streached out in death was tho
mother. Contrary to tlio doctor's ex
pectation, tho accident and premature
(' livery had caused her death.
Yes! There she lay; the hollow
sunken eye- made unnaturally bright
by the trace- of logue upon her cheeks
the jaw fallen. Death was evidently
there, and he -aw it.
She witli whom iiejbad adopted loshare
till the cares and joys of life; now that
the only diU'erenee they had ever had
was removed. She Aras dead! The
man was stunned. A strange pair they
looked ; he in the motely and iaint of
bis calling ; sho dead !
"Hear up, Hill," said Jenny, approach
ing him with the child ;' ''it's a boy,
Hill ; and she wanted il to bo called af
Tho man seemed not to hear, but,
walking up to the bed, and taking one
of tho dead hands In hi-, ki-scd it gent
ly, ns though afraid of waking her; and
then, ns though his loss had ju-t been
realized, muttered, "Dead! dead!" and
lay down, Ills face ilo-e to hers, kissing
the fast cooling lips with frantic earnest
ness. "Dead-dead-dead !" still came be
tween ids choking sobs. To, him the
woman, moving to and fro in olllccs
about tho child, were not: to him, use
less was tho doctor's farewell, "Dead
dead dead !" and the heaving chest and
bursting eyeball- found vellef in tears.
"There don't take on so, Hill," said
one, trying to raise him ; "don't lake
on so hard, Hill !"
She might as well hiiA'o spoken to the
box on which he half sat, half leaned,
as ho hung over his dead Avife. Thev
then tried to. get to close the staring
eyes; but a look Avhich appalled them
-hook their nen'es too much to allow of
a second trial. A noi-e outside now at
tracted them to tho door.
"What's the matter, now ?"
"Matter enough !" said u harsh, grat
ing voice. "Here's Chapman so drunk
ho can't go In, ami Hill's skulking lie
emi-o hK Avife's sick ; thero never was
a fellow In the ring wor-e treated than
"She Is dead, Whip-," said one, point
ing with her thumb back to tho Aragon,
"Dead !" said lie.
"Yes and he's there, too."
"Well, if that ain't to bad," said bo:
"here's tho -la-l scene before the quip
drilie, and no clown it'll ruin the cir
cus Tho sccouil night, too; her hist
night's Jump has filled the place there
ain't standing room ami they're
been calling for her all the evening,
Dead," said ho again, as though his lo-
Are re cau-ed by her neglect. "Who'd
I I....... l,.,,,,,l,t II W I. . . I j ,i Kn ,1m,,,""
"Can't you make Chapman do?"
"Xo, bo's a fool any timo to Dill, and
now he's drunk he's no use at all
I What's to bo done. 1 don't know."
Hero bo was obliged to leave, for the
i uproar in tho circus Aras deafening,
"Clown ! Clown !" was the only cry
they could make, in 'uin did Whips
driA-otho horses fa-tor nnd fa-tor till
the "Corsican Hrotlicrs wero nearly in
a horizontal position with their speed
liothiiiir Arould appease tho now oxciti d
Whins came out again. "Where'-
Hill ?" said he.
"Hero Hill," said Jenny, "Whips
"Who wants mo?" said the man.
"Here, Hill, I do," said tho volco nt
Jenny gave the child to ono of tho
Aroiiien, took him by tho arm, and leu
him to tho door.
"Hill," said Whips, "hero's Chapma
ns drunk as a bea-t, and tho people cry
inrroutfor vou like mad. OmV you
"Clo!" said ho, pointing to tho body.
"How can I go? Xo, I can't go."
"Well, Hill, you must; It's only tho
second night, here's tlio' queen away
nnd no clown."
"Well, there's only tho Indian war
rior to go In," said Hill.
"Well, I know that, but what's tho
good of him without somebody to glvo
him his things? , Wind's tho good of
my giving him his club or bow, or tho
paddlo either? Xo, bill, you must go i
it won't do to send In any ono else now,
they'd pull the place dow-n."
Hero another nnd louder cry reached
"There now," said "Whip, that's it;
there's the 'Cor.-lean Hrotlicrs' has been
agoing round tills quarter of an hour,
till they're sick of it, and the grey'll bo
so lanio to-morrow sho won't stir n peg.
It's no use, 11111, you must go."
"1 can't Whips; it'll bono use if I
"Oh, yes, you will ; you must go, or
I'll have to throw up the ngrccment,
and you know you've ovcrdrawed your
money this laM two weeks."
"Well, I know it," said the man, evi
dently irresolute at this threat.
"Well, then, go in if it's only flvo
minute-. Hero, take a drink of this,
it will give you heart."
Tlio man look tlio proffered flask and
"Well," said Whips, "you'll go Hill,
won't you ?"
"Ob, yes, I'll go," said the man ; "go
They left the wagon, and tlio repeated 1
rounds of npplati-e showed that tlio
piione Arils sail-lieu, ino clown Aras
never more witty, never moro ague
Somersault after somersault, leap after
leap was token with a reckles-noss that
nothing could equal ; again and again
the encores of tlio elite, and tho br.ivos
of the vulgar, spurred his exertion-.
At last it ended, and the quadrille came
on. The clown left the ring, witli the
plaudits ringing in his ears, and came
to tlio Aragon to find Alas ! What ?
At tho conclusion of tlio quadrille
tlio-o in the wagon heard a cry.
"What is It?" said the man, novr in
bis old position, close to the body, a ilh
her hand locked in hi-, and hi- eyes
fixed on her face. "What's that ?"
"They're calling for her," said Jenny
pointing to the form in tho lied.
There Aras a liill,jind then a long
thunder of clapping hands n:. 1 stamp
ing feet, ro-o and died away.
" What's that last?" asked thewoman
holding tho child, of a person entering.
"Oh! they called for tho queen, and
old Whips made a speech, alid'said she
was rather unwell and could not appear
but Arould most likely bo better to-morrow,
when she would again perform her
celebrated feat of leaping through the
hoop to the ground.
"Well, my dears," said the doctor at
the supper table, to his children, "how
did you like it'.'"
"Oli ! Arodidn't see the queen, father."
"Xo, not at all; tho man in the ring
aid .-lie Aras not well, but would be
thero to-morrow, and tlio clown Aras so
good father, in thosceno with tlio sav-
"Was lie, my dear. Do you know
why you didn't see the queen ?"
"Well, then, I'll tell you. Hecauso
he Aras dead. That clown was her
husband. I left him kissing her dead
lips, and 1 dare say lie is there now. It's
i strange world this! Such a sight as
that I never saw before, and hope never
to seo again."
dossil' wixif Co.VTl'.inuTons. Xo
notis will be took from this date here-
ifterward ov letters that hain't got a
po-tage-stamp onto them.
Don't write only on one side of mauu-
kript, and don't writo much into that.
Don't send a inanu-kript unless you
an read it yoursel-, after it gets dry.
Wo pay, all tlio way up tlio hill, from
ten cents to ono dollar for contribu-li-ous,
according tew heft.
Aul settlements made promptly at
the end of tho next en-ueiiig year.
Poetry ami pro-e pieces respectively
The highest market price paid for
awful railroad -nia-he-, and elopements
lib an other man'.- w ife.
Xo swetirin' allowed in our paper,
I-aac Yure article on "frogs" It: re
It made me luff like lightning.
Yure ideo that "frogs might bo in
creased by propagation" Iz bully.
Yure ideo that "frogs wero di-kovered
by Christopher Columbus in the year
tllii" had slipped my memory.
on al-o say "that frogs grow more
bobtoilod as they grow older." This Iz
loo cti-sed good to be entire lost.
Xoah We very humbly decline your
essa on the flood.
Yuro remarks, might possibly lead
one moro man to think its you do, mid
wo non't Aiant our eoliimu-lo bo held
responsibel for tho increasing number
Tiio world( lias already got mor phools
tliao thero is any need of.
There ain't no doubt In ml mind but
what Iho Hood was a perfect success,
and I have thought that another Ju-t
such an ono Arould pay Aell now in
sum seditions ov the country.
"Oit dear," exclaimed an urchin, who
iiad been chewing green apple-, '1'vo
swallowed an odd fellow!' Yes bo's
ilvlin'iiio tho OH1P!"
FOR THE YOUNG.
Tho Golden Gooso.
There was a man who had threo sons.
Tho youngest was called Dummllng
which Is much thosainens Dunderhead,
for nil thought he was more titan half a
fool and he was at nil times mocked
and Ill-treated by tho whole household.
It happened that tho eldest son tool
it into ids head ono day to go into the
wood to cut fuel ; nnd his mother gave
him a nice pasty and a bottle of wine to
tnke with him, that ho might refresh
himself nt his work. As lie went into
tho wood, n llttlo old man bid him good
day, and said, "give mo a llttlo piece of
meat from your place, and tv llttlo wlno
out of your bottle, for I nm very hun
gry and thirsty." Hut this clever
young man said, "Give you my meat
nnd wine? Xo, I thank you, I should
not have enough left for myself;" and
away ho went. IIo soon began to cut
down n tree ; Hut ho had not worked
long before ho missed ids stroke, and
cut himself, and was forced to go homo
to have tho Around dressed. Xow It
Aras tlio llttlo old man that tent him
Xext Avent out tlio second son to work
and his mother gaA-o him too tv pasty
nnd a bottle of Avinc. And the same
little old man met him also, and asked
him for something to eat and drink.
Hut lie too thought hlm-elf A'cry clever
and said, "Tho more you eat tho less
there Avould bo for me: so go your
wnv!" Tlir llltln lnnn tonic corn flml
i,c 'tu0 .biold have his reward, and tho
sc,COIUi btroko that ho aimed against a
(troo lilt him on tho leg; so.that ho too
was forced to go home,
Then Dummllng said, "Father, I
should like to go and cut Arood too."
Hut ills father said, "Your brother
have botli lamed theni'eh'os ; you had
better stay at home, for you know noth
ingnbout tho business of wood-cutting."
Hut Dummllng' vras A'cry pressing; and
nt hist his father said, "Go your way!
you will bo wiser Avbcn you have smart
ed for your folly." And his mother
giiA'o him only some dry bread and a
bottle of sour beer. Hut when he Arent
into the wood, ho met tho llttlo old
,, who said, "Giro mo some meat
md drink, for I am very hungry and
thirsty." Dummllng said. "I have only
dry bread and sour beer; If that will
tilt you wo will sit down and "at it,
itch as it is, together." So thev sat
down ; and when the lad pulled out
his bread, behold it was turned into a
rich pasty ; and his sour beer, Avhcn
they tasted it, Aras delightful Avlne.
Thoy ato and drank heartily; nnd
when they had done the little man said,
"As you have a kind lteart nnd have
been willing to share OA'crythiug witli
me, I will send a blessing upon you.
There stands an old tree; cut It down,
and you will find semi-thing at the
root." Then ho took his leave and
went his way.
Dummllng set to woik, and cut down
tlio tree; and when it fell, he found in
a hollow under the roots, a goo-e Arilh
feathers of pure gold. IIo took it up,
and Arent on to a llttlo Inn by tlio road
side, where he thought to sleep for the
night ou his way home. Xow tho land
lord had three daughters; and Arhen
they saw tho gooso ibey wero very ea
ger to look Avhat this Aronderful bird
could bo, and Arished very much to
pluck one of the feather, out of Its tail.
At ia-t tho ciiU-t said, "I must and
will baA'o a feather." So she a tilted
till Dummllng was gone to bed, and
then seized tho goose by tho wing ; but
to her great wonder there sho stuck,
for neither hand nor linger could she
get away again. Then In came the sec
ond si-ttr, and thought to have a feath
er too; but the moment she touched
her sister, there she too inn g fa-t. At
last eamo tlio third, mid shoalso wanted
a feather; hut the other two cried out,
"Keep away! for Heaven's sake, keep
:iway !" Jlowerer, sho did not under
stand Avliat they meant. "If they ave
there," thought she, "1 may as well be
there too." So she Arent up to them
but the moment she touched horsi-lei?
she Muck fa-t, and hung to the gooo.
as they did. And so thoy kept compa
ny Aritli thegooso all night in the cold.
The next morning Dummllng got up
nnd carried oil' the goose under his arm.
He took no notice tit all qf the three
girl-, but when out witli them slicking
fast behind. So wherever he traveled,
they too Arero forced to follovr, Arhothcr
they Arould or no, us fast as' their legs
would carry them.
In tho middle of a Held tho pr'.fson
met them ; and Al lien lie saw tho train,
lie said, "are you not ashamed of your
selves, you bold girl-, to run after a
young man in that Avny OA-er the fields?
I- that good behaviour?" Then he
took tlio youngest by tho hand to load
her away ; but as soon as ho touched
her ho too hung fast, and followed in
tjio train t though sorely against ids
will, for be was not only In rather too
good plight for running fast, Just then
lie had a lltle touch of the gout In tho
great too of the rigid foot. H.v and bye
up como tho clerk ; mid when ho saw
hisiua-ler, tho pnison, running after
the threo girls, lie Avondered greatly,
and said, "Holla! holla! your rercr
enco! whither so fast? Thero Is a
christening to-day." Then ho ran up
and took him by the gown; an hen, lo
and behold, ho stuck fait loo. As the
llrowere thus trudging along, one be
hind another, they met two labouror.
Nrstli ihcir mattocks coming from work;
and tho par-ton crl d out lu-tily to them
(o help jiini. Hut scarcely had they
laid linnrl' on him, when they loo fell
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Into tho rank ; nnd so they madosoven,
nil running' together after Dummllng
and his goose.
Xow Duininling thought ho Avoulu
seo a llttlo of tho world before ho Avent
homo; so ho and his train Journeyed on
till at last they eamo to n city whoro
thero Aras n king Arho had an only
daughter. Tho princess Aras of so
thoughtful nnd moody a turn of niliid
that no ono could moko her laugh ; nnd
the king had made known to all tho
world, that Arhoover could make lior
laugh should hiiA'o her for his Avlfo.
When tho young man heard this, ho
went to her, with his goose nnd nil iU
train ; and as soon as sho saw tho seven
nil hanging together, and running along
treading on each other's hccIs,sho could
not help bursting Into a long nnd loud
laugh. Then Dummllng claimed her'
for his wife, and married liar ; nnd ho
avivs heir to theklngdom, and lived long
and happily Aritli his wife.
But Arhut became of tho gooso and
the goose's tall, I noA'er could hear.
A SinoulAh Tuaditiox. Among
tlicSemlnolo Indians there Is a singu
lar tradition regarding tlio Avhlte man's
origin and superiority. They say that
when tho Great Spirit made tlio earth,
ho also matlo threo men, oil of Arhoui
Arcrefalrcomplexioncdj and that after
making them iio led them to tlio mar
gin of a small lake, and bade tlrcm leap
In and Arush, Ono obeyed, nnd enrao
out of tho Arater purer and whiter than
before; the second hesitated a moment,
during Arliich time the Arjlcr, agitated
by tlio first, had becomo muddied and
Avhon ho bathed he eamo up copper-colored;
the third did not leap until tho
water became black witli mud, nnd ho
came out with its own color. Then tho
Great Spirit laid beforo them threo
packages, nnd out of pity for his mis
fortune In color, giiA-o tho black man
tlio first choice. He took hold of each
package, and having felt tlio Arelght, ho
chose tho licaA'iest ; tlio copper-colorod
man then chose the next heaviest, leav
ing tho white man tho lightest. When
tho packages Arero opened, the first Aras
found to contain spades, hoes and all
tlio implements of labor; the second
uiiNrrapped hunting, fishing, and war
like apparatus; tho third gave tho whito
man pens, ink, and paper tho engines
of tlio mind and tlio real foundation of
tho white man's superiority.
A Diut.xse ron A Siiootino Pap.-
Son. "Ah," said tho vicar. "Hint re
minds me of a llttlo incident that oc
curred in tho early life of my Arorthy
Diocesan. Ho Aras a shooting parson.
When he vras visiting Lady Hadloy
ho is A-ery evangelical, you know ho
proposed to Join her son on a llttlo
shooting expedition. The old lady re
monstrated mildly, butat length sought
consolation in the holier that out of evil
Arould como good. Thomson, her keep
er, vras not at all up to her religlom
standard; so sho charged tlio Hishop to
say a few good words of exhortation to
the man when thoy Arero in tho field
together. His lordship took an oppor
tunity on tlio return homewards to ad
vise Thomp-on to go to church regular
ly and read his Hiblc. "Why, I do
read my Hlble," sold tho man ; but I
don't find In It any mention of tho
Vpostles going a shooting.', "Xo, my
good man; you aro right; tho shooting
was A-ory bail obout Palestine, and thoy
went ll-hing instead"
A Wp.stf.iin Judgo full of fun and
frolic, and a AviUowor with IH'eehlldron
vras lately bantered by a pretty mls3
of ftA'o nnd twenty for not taking a wife.
Tho Judge cofescd his remissness, and
ended in offering himself to tho lady,
who had so handsomely pointed out hi
hort comings. Sho rras Arming, but
tiicro Aras ono to her serious obstacle.
"Well," said tho Jn-lge, "havo It
My profession is to surmount such ob
stacles." "Ah! .Judge, this is beyond your
poArer ; I havo vowed if over I married
aAridoAAxrlio must have ten children."
"Ten children I O, that's nothing,"
said the Judge, "I'll glvoyou fly-enow,
and my notes on demand in yearly in
stalment", for tlio balance,"
An Irishman was going along a road,
when an angry bnll rushed down upon
htm and, Aritli bis horns tossed him
OA'er a fence. The Irishman roeoA-ering
from his fall, upon looking up saw tho
bull paw lug and tearing tho ground, ns
Is the custom of tho animal when lrrl
tacd : AN-hereupon Pat, smiling nt him
said: If it Aras not for your boring
nnd scraping, and your lmmblo ap
pologies, you brute, faix, should think
you had thrown mo OA-er this fcuco ou
At a show in Portland, F.ngland,
"The Wild '.Men of Jcsso" Arero tho chlor
attraction. They Arero visited by some
of tlio teamen of tho channel ileet lying
in tho road-, and Jack took it into Ids
head to poke fun at ono of tho Avlld men
In the cage by stirring him up with a
stick. The felloAr turned round, shook
his list, bNroro in very unnil-takobio
Ihiglisli, and said, "You dtirstn't do
that, you blackguard, If 1 wero outeldo
On p. of tho -widest tilings nbcut hu
man nature I-, that a man. may guido
others in the path of lif without Arnlk
ing in It hlm-elf ; that he may lie a pi
lot and yet a cuMwny.
Xo man over did an injury doflgned
ly toauother avIio did not injure him
iflf the most.