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J. H. LARRIIIEIt, Editors & Publishers.
R._ ;TNT WARD,
VOL VIIII,--NO, 26..
DGEORGE WILSON respectfully give
J notice that lie Me resumed the Praotice
Medicine, and will promptly attend to all
he •rofession. Luthereburg,Apl 2, 18513..
-THOMPSO NS, HARTSOCK, & CO
-iron Pounders, Curwensville. An extensi
assortment of Castings made to orders
Deb `lB, 1851.
' • L. JACKSON CRANS,
k TTORNEY AT LAW, office adjc lning h
Bk. residence on ,8 °cowl Street, Cleari P
()LLD- BRASS tvid CUM , taken in ex
j change for TIN and HARDWARE at the
The subscriber respectfully announces to the pub
licthalhe has taken the above-stand, in the bor
ough of Clearfield, and is prepared to accommo
date all who may give him a call. The publics
may rest assured that it will be conduoted in tho
best manner possible. His table will be supplied
with the belt the market affords. Ills Bar filled
with the choicest brands of wines and liquors, and
his stables will be under the ears of attentive and
careful ostlers. DANIEL M. WEAVER.
AN extensive assortment of now anti mule
books ivhieh the undersigned has added to hi
Drug Store, embracing a great variety, in part or
follow : —Theological, Law, Historical, P.ooticals
and Miscellaneous Books, ..ogether with a generne
assortment of School llool.e, Blank Books, Payson
AsDuntons Splendid Copy Books. Also, a great
variety' of stationary, dce., aro offered to the public
Books supplied to order °nth° D shortest noticeWATSON..
Clearfield, Oot, 27, .-18.54 . •
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Blacksmith, Wagons, Buggies, dm., SC., ironed
on short notiep, - and the very best style, at his
'old stand in the borough of Curivensville.
\Dee. 29, 1858.
H. P. THOMPSON,
Physician, may ho found either at hie office
at Soo field's hotel, Cumensville, when no i
profession ally absent. Deo. 29, 1851
James B. England, In the Court oj
Geo. Roberts Smith & I Common Pleas of
Mary R. his wife, and Clearfield County
Charles P. Fox No. 54,November
vs ' Term, 1857.
WM. W. Fleming. Summons in
Ejectment for about eighty -acres of
and in Pike township, Clearfield County,
bounded north and east by the Erie turn
pike, west by lands of Win. M'Naul, and
• south by the south line cf No. 3513, being
part of No. '3613. Writ returned—Not
Ansl'now, 18th Nov., I 857:, on motion of
Wm. A. Wallaca, Esq. Pl'ffs' Att'y, Itule
on' the Deft is granted, .to. appear and
Plead, and publication of said rule is or
Certified froin the _Record this 23d
March, A. .a-,1858.
By the Court—
. GE©: - WAtTERS, Prot'y.
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Prices:reduced to suit the Times—Terms $1 25
• per day.
.(LATV. WHITE SW A N.)
11,w,oia. above Third, Phila.
Irligirerptreioil Of the above well known ps
i taidishinent -- being thankful for tlicarVery
liberal patronage bestowed upon then - I'Mo past
year, take this method of informing their friends
awl the public that they aro still prepared to ne
.cernmedate them if favored with a call.
• During the summer months the house hai been
thoroughly renovated, improvements made and
_other extensive alterations in contemplation.
We are determined to devote our whole. atten
tion to business and flatter ourselves with the
conviction that we shall be able to give satisfac
tion. SIDES .4- STOV-Elt. - •
X. D. Carriages will always be in readiness to
convey pnesengors to and from Steamboat Land
ings and Railroad Depots. 5. • .4 S.
March 31st, 1858. y,
ZNIIT LORAIN. J. G. lIARTSIVICK
DR. HENRY LORAIN, having associated
with him in the practice of Medicine Dr. J.
G. HARTSWICK, they offer their professional
services to the citizens of Clearfield and vicinity
They will-attend-to-professional calla at all hour.,
and inall seasons. .
Dr. Hartswick will be found during the day at
their office opposite Dr. Lorain's residence, and at
night at his residence, one door north of Reed A
TUE STEAMER ARCTIC FOUND
In the front Window of Merrell do Carter's
Three-Story Building, on Second Street,
in-the Borough of Clearfield.
YHERE they are prepared to manusacture all
kinds of TIN akd SHEET IRON WARE.
' They are , also propared to farnieh, at reduced pri
ces, the following articles in all their varieties—
BAR-IRON, NAILS and STEEL. Also—Thresh
ing machines Ploughs, Patent Cutting Bores,
Chain Pumps:Patent' Bansage-cutters and Fun
orals, Self Sealing Cans for Preserving Mit, as
o,o' asa large 'variety of housekeeping Utensils
~ AIM numerous to mention.
. fitotres....They have also a large assortment of
--both Cook and Parlor Stoves, of the best and most
approved patterns - , and among them will be found
the celebrated NEW WORLD COOK STOVE.
,A4l OrdeFt for cuttings will be thankfully recel
- yid 044 pow • Wend" to. _ ,
~„: u ousgr o r p t done to order
. , •tAii - fhils noquPt,s, qrse andtoginmodions bootie .
:-t'4l4.2.#o,9,l4tlkuutinisq, th fktege well amino t o
--:""YVir""n'b Pus4cr - an 4 Au 04 4- re, ...4ather
*5 al or Whplatalri, DIA! eft_ will .bu thank.
Oily getudveil wnd.attended to with despatch.
0,;. B. ABB BALL .
L.. R. CARTER.
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J. D. THO.
Clenrfteld, June 16, 1856
STONE WARE POTTERY FOR SALE
The property occupied by Porter & Bro. in
Brady tp., near Luthersburg, will be sold low (as
the owner contemplates removing westward) the
pottery is in good order and has connected with
it about 60 acres of land, about one half in grass
the balance in wood. There is a new two-story
dwelling and sufficient stabling and sheds on the
place. Good material for the manufacture of
stone ware and abundance of coal ore on the
property— For terms apply to
L. J. GRANS, Clearfield.
May 2. 18.57..-tf.
DR. LITCII'S PAIN CURER, ANTI-BILI
OUS REMEDY and RESTORATIVE, for
Colds, Cough, Croup, ,to.—Sold at Jos. Goon's
Shoe Shop, Clearfield. oct. 28, '57.
The subscriber, formerly of tho Exchange Ho
tel, Philipsburg, having taken the above
now stand. situate on the kof the river, in the
lower end of Curwensvil would announce that
he is now ready for the accommodation of Stran
gers and all others who may favor him with a
call. The house is large and comfortable. and
travelers will find ovary convenience necessary to
their comfort. Ample stabling is attached to the
February 'lO, 1858
GREAT DISCOVERY OF TILE AGE,
DR. GUSTAV LINNARD'S
TA,STE RESTORATIVE TROCHES.
The Great substitute for Tebaceo
It is I . well known and incontrovertible fact
that the use of Tobacco is the promoting cause of
many of the most severe MENTAL AND PHYS
ICAL DISORDERS to which the race of man is
subject, as careful analysis and long and painful
experience have clearly proven that it contains
certain narcotic and poisonous properties most
dangerous in their effect, which by entering into
the blood deranges the functions and operations
of the heart, causing many to suppose that organ
to bo seriously diseased.
TOBACCO affects also the entire nervous sys
tem, manifesting itself—as all who have used the
noxious weed will bons testimony—in Lassitude,
Nervous Irritability, Water Brash, Dyspepsia,
many other disorders of a similar charazter.
THE TASTE RESTORATIVE TROCHES are
designed to counteract those baneful influences,
and have proved completely successful in a mul
titude of cases, and wherever used. Being harm
loss in themselves they exert a beneficial effect ;
upon the entire system, restoring the Taste which
has become vitiated or destroyed by groat indul
gence, completely removing the irritation and
accompanying tickling sensation of the Throag
which are always consequent upon the abstaininy
from the use of Tobacco, and by giving a health
tone to the stomach invigorate the whole system.
Persons who are irretrievably undermining
their constitutions and shortening Their lives,
should use those Troches immediately and throw
off the injnrious and' unpleasant habit of Tobac
These Troches or Ldionges aro put up in a
convenient and portable form at the low price of
50 cents per box. A liberal discount to the trade.
Prepared solely by the Undersigned to whom
all orders should be addressed.
JAMES E. BOWERS, Druggist
• Con - -2d - and - Rnee -streetsi -Phila.-
April 16, 185 4 . ly. , -
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.
BY virtue of an, , rder of sale issued out of the
'Orphans' Court of Clearfield county, there
will be exposed to-public 'sale at the Court house
in the Borough of Clear, eldt on SATURDAY,
the 15TH day of MAY next; all the interest of
Matthew Stott,- deed., in and to the following
described real estate,
situate in Boggs tp., and
bounded by lands of Win. Lumado on tho west,
tract in name of Henry Steivart on the north,
lands of Howard on the east, and on the south
by lands of James Forrest, containing .50 acres
more or less"; on which are erected a two-storied
log house and other outbuildings, with about 10
acres cleared,' Terms cash on confirmation of
sale. JAMES STOTT,
Adler. of Matt. Stott, deed.
Clearfield, Mar. 31.
LLIST OF LETTERS remaining in the 'Pos
Office at Clearfield for the quarter eliding
March 31st, 1858.
L. Noston, Dr. John Cresswoll, Mrs. Sidney
Montgemery,.Celestion Verrei, John Low, John
Livingston, Henry Lininger, Gee. Wornick, Mrs
Mary Wise, James S. Ames, John Doers, Jona.
Grossnickel, Hiram R. Gerald, Harry W. Fisher,
James S. Peters, Wm. Stewart, Dr. Stark, Mrs.
Susan Sharah, Miss Ahna Humel Miss Nary
Huff, Emy Ann Soulse, John Kuhn, foreign ;
Andrew, Siegal, Smith Dimklant.
Ap. 7. C. D. WATSON, P. M.
Merchanll and Produce Dealer, Lutbors
burg Clearfield county, Pa.
— April 17,1852.
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SAVED BY A MIRROR
A Drover's Story
BY TORY QUINCE
Not many years ago there lived in the
town of L an old, man who, at the
time I became , acquainted with him, was
engaged in farming, though he had pre
viously followed the occupati ,- n of a dro
Seated before the Hazing hearth one
cold blustering winter's night, he related
the following story to me, while his wife
sat—busy with her knitting—by his side.
"Young man !" said he, "I have got a
considerable property now, and am not
obliged to work for a living, but I can re
member the time when it, was, 'Root, hog,
or die,' with me, As they say out in the
great western hog country. You think, I
suppose, that I made my money easy, be
cause 1 have got plenty of it, and enough
to spare once in a while in charity, ati. ,
did when Old Bent Goodwin died." !t_
. Here the old man paused, rubbed his,
hands, and took-a drink from the eider- '
pitcher, which lie kept well filled upon
the table. "I have got plenty of money,"
he resumed, "and if 1 gave a hundred dol
lars to Old Bent's widder, hod another
hundred to her bwo, little children, to
keep them from starving and suffering
with cold, its only foliering up the rule
I've made to spend it' the way which will
yield me the most gratification, and
do that, even Hwy heirs don't likeit, which,
God bless them ! I know they will, for
there ain't an old farmer in the State
that's got nobler, or more generous chil
dren than I have. They take part of it
from me ; I'm proud of that ! and what
- they don'trtake -from me they-do from:-my
wife, and I'm prouder of that—for it shows
that I wasn't a fool even • when I was
young, for I picked a woman that neither
I nor my children ever were, or need be,
asharnep to own.
"When I took her hand in 'mine at the
altar; `I myself. This hand shall
either lead me up to heaven or 'dOlval to
hell,' and took the marriage vows - upon
me with that feeling in my heart, and, if
I ever get to the place where angels dwell,
it will be her hand that leads me there ;
for, young man, let me tell you that,
though woman is called the weaker ves
sel, she is most gifted with that kind of
strength which enables one to keep in the
st might and narrow road that runs to the
Eternal City !
"But I didn't get my money as easy as
you might imagine. I can remember a
good many hard time I have had—aye,
and dangerous ones too. I've been in
i peril more than once when I-knew it, and
haven't a bit of doubt that many's the
time I have escaped from dangers that I
knew not of. This is a queer world, and a
great many thingsare daily going on around
us of which we know nothing; we are of
ten in danger. I can relate an adventure
I had once in which my life was saved by
I told the old man I should be very
happy to-hear him free his mind upon the
subject ; it would give me greatipleasure to
listen to the reminisences of by-gone days.
"Well, then," resumed my host, "it was
just such a night as is to-night on the 17th
day of January, 18—, some thirty years
ago. You remember it; Mother, the very
day John was born.
"It was a very mild winter, and I had
traveled a good deal in transacting busi
ness, making ready for extensive opera
tions the coming spring. I had a large
amount of money with me on the night
of which I speak, which I had just col
lected on a six month's note, of a man
who had bought much of me the proceed
ing summor in the city of B . At
the tim- I received themoney, I noticed a
fellow standing near who eyed me very
closely, as the he was studying my ap
pearance with the intention of recognizing
me, if by any chance we should meet a
gain. Thinking from his looks that it
might be advisable for ;neje have the
I same advantage, T scrutinized his. pounte
nance and person hastily; but thorougly,,
and he, - perceiving himself so raizahanLob
ject of interest, turned upon his bee4and
I walked away: I had' -read him through,
and knew him by heart..Ho was a- slight
built, dark complexioned Min; with alooso;
uneasy motion in histgai4„, which, denoted
imbecility and vacilatiOn; rona,-10o)t.
; into 104
.ning; intrlgUe and atealtlilneaattiff=n;;.
jard's,, mined , with 7:a ,:eernaiztJ en
which indicated determilisticin,axistPle i g
ly altered one's estimation-of his chars#'
ter, ancient , nonjentnnai ttrtqc:k
the:MO*o 07".' Wgt li‘P
a icing and Sane ,A 4
tarti t"'"7 , ' t ' •• t
ants with human nvtnre, soon settled my
opinion with regard to him, as I made up
my mind, to keep my eyes operi when in his'
vicinity, and depositing my money in my
wallet, dismissed the subject from my
mind, and proceeded to my hotel.
"I little imagined that I was to pass so
eventful a night as I did, hut as it is my
invariable custom to look well to my
means of defence when liable to an attack,
I closely examined my pistols before re
tiring to rest, and placed them, with my
knife, v. here (could lay my hand on them
at a moment's warning ; then I examined
my apartment thoroughly. 1 t was in
the third story, facing the cast, and fttr
, fished with a single bedstead—stand, toil
et table, two chairs, and a carpet mon the
floor. The foot of the bed was towards
and the toilet table and a
large mirror between them ; the entrance
to the room from a passage east.
"Sati.fied there was no onO in the room,
and no way for any one to get in, save
through the doors or window:4, I securely
I fast , ncd them, laid my wallet under the
pillow and deposited myself between the
clean white sheets.
"Being sLim , what fatigued, I was soon
in a_sound slumber, dreaming—for sound
sleepers rlo dream—of home, and wife and
"I do not know what awakened me, but
thought it was the sound of something fal
ling. I awoke suddenly, with all my sen
ses as composed as they are now—for when
away from home' the least noise arouses
me, and a man don't sleep any sounder
with mousy under his pillow, I can tell
you, especially when he's amongst folks
he knows nothing about.
"As I opened my eyes, I was startled to
find my room as light as day, but immedi
ately recollected the fast of its facing the
east, mid looking forth I saw the large full
moon beaming in splendor in the starless
"Casting a glance around. I saw that one
of my pistols was in a reversed position
from what I had left it, and on probing it
with a ramrod, discovered that the charge
had been drawn, and the cap was also re
moved from the nipple. This startled me
not a little. The other one had not been
touched ; but to have one's weapons tam
pered with in this way, I thought argued
anything but good to their possessor, and
with the loaded pistol in one hand and
knife in the otheri-L•searched the room.
for my nocturnal visitor, at the same time
cursing my impmdence in thus leaving my
'But not a thing could I find which was
not as I had left it, I tried the•door. It
was locked, and the key in the lock.
"Ali ! thought I, the rascals have turn
ed-the kay_with pliers.from the,otttsicle.
"I drew the key back to examine it, and
saw through the key-hole a light, but in
an instant it was gone.
"Some fellow lodger retiring for the
night, I thought ; and as my key did not
look suspicious, J did not wish to expose
my fears to any thirsty sueker; mate my
self ridiculous, and lay myself liaTl6 to
drinks all round the next morning,
"So I said nothing„ trying to assure
myself that; my pistols were, after an, just
as 1 I.A them, but could - not satisfy my
min:'"! th any conjectures, and determin
ed to sleep lightly the remainder of the
night. I now recollected the fellow who
saw me take.the money, and concluded.
at once that if I made any muss that night,
lie would be the fellow I should make it
with, especially as I had seen him since,
in the barroom below.
"I placed a lead pencil in the door to
make a shure thing of it, took my pistols
into bed afterslOading the one which caus
ed me so much anxiety, and laid down a
gain, though with no intention of sleeping.
"I listened patiently for a long time,
and hearing nothing, was just on a point
of dropping into a state of forgetfulness:
when a low ticking, heard very distictly,
called back my wandering thoughts. 1
"I opened my eyes, and the first thing
they took in was the looking-glass at the
foot of the 'bed.
"The sight 1 saw reflected there, strung
my nerves at ono to the severest tension, 1
and so vividly did it imprint itself upon 1
my memory that I believe the sea of time I
will never be:able to wadi out.
"I could not see the door—my back
was turned towards it—only by looking
in the glass, and then I saw reflected in
the full light of the moon, not only the
door but a man entering it.
"My POwers of thought were quickened
tenfold. I did not jump nor start, nor
move a muscle, that I am aware of, though
my , first impulse was to leap out of bed
immediately and blow the fellow out. He
was the rogue I . expected; the (re who
saw me - when I took the money.
"I did better though by laying still,
for close behind him followed another,
and after him still another. They made
the least noise with which I ever heard
human beings , move. The ticking I had
heard was the foremost one's watch, and
it was the oply audible sound in the room.
"They pased a moment, and one of
them spoke :
"Close the door, Bill ?" - .
"This looked suspicious, but the suspi
cioU did,not vanish when the leader said
very low; but as - distinctly as a line cut
in steel : , 7: •
"Dead Men - tell' noielea, but if his mon
et is cenVeniOnt we'll let hiin go to tell
ItO lose. Bill , l ,lust f. 03 them pockets 1"
”014 wily ildOesMid,telhemost hiutish
looking'. of the threeri t 0.6 . 0104. Ta*,/,,who
)104 one of tOK 4, o9iil! , •:febllav 4 4 i k o
face 1*11401ilte; a prOdigi.otOold ' ; lOoki' .
(W.OR eal 7i - tti 3 VAVI c 9O - *L weit `
[ (i:colyur,d be. , p 4; ; Ft fellow,,tsVp.9 - if tt,Attle.
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I Jo- T!!!'T'O r i*Ot t! e iRr i CPY: i 4 ; Wid
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WcitA,•?o,. ' 0 , 1 /111RT FRE
, ~,I.l i ,FPh • r • k .:` . i : .149S dr tli !*L I
boots first, Dull ; I don't like to injure him
if it can be helped.'
'Dan looked the genuine bull dog—l
rather admired his looks—into my boots
which were, of cour. e, anything but suc-
"I'll stop him bothering,' said
and Dan only stand ready to nab his
legs and arms, while I stick the pillow in
"Here's a pretty position, thoUght I, for
a man of my ,standing in the community ;
going to hay 6 my breath stopped and folks
think I died a natural death.
"Well ! tile brute Bill, having amicably
settled the time and manner of my final
exit, moved with the same noiseless tread
hail charActerized all their motions,
round to the side of the bed towards which
I faced, and the others followed, him as
still Its evet
-!‘There I. lay, motionless, but with nly
hands grasping my ready pistols beneaa
the clothes, while I watched every move
ment through my half closed eyes.
"They meant that their actions should
he simultaneous, so that I should not ut
ter a cry, or give a kick before I was both
gagged and bound. Therefore the arrang
ell themselves in a row, with as much
cision as a cm pany of soldiers, on parade.
They were prepared, and I
.; could see
the leader j ist ready to give the word. ''--
"Quicker than lightning I sprang derect
ly back from oil the bed, and stood with
a pistol in each hand, ready to blaze away.
if any of them stirred.
.sr;//1' I hissed between my set
'Did you th'ink to catch an old
drover so easy ? I\falcd the least move
ment, and I'll shoot you like dogs!'
"Two of the villains, Bill
seemed perfectly thunder-struck, and in
stantly to drop all idea of having a fight, !
but 1 could see that the other meant to
. "Ills countenance wore the expression
of a tiger cheated of his prey. lie east one
sullen, glance., and scarcely seeming to
strain a muscle, leaped the bed directly
for the spot where I stood.
"I uttered a scream, and instinctively
drew back as he did so, and at the same
time one of my, pistols exploded and he
dropped upon the floor mortally wounded.
"Seeing my unguarded manner at the
instant, both the other fellows, each draw
ing a knife, sprang for the door at once,
• well knowing that in a short time the room
would be full of the persons who might
even now be heard along the halls and pas
sages, and thinking justly, the present
was their only chance of escape.
"Again lilodged back and fired, bringing
Dan down with a shot in his rightshould
cr, which made him drop his knife, and
left me with only Bill to contend with, I
stood back, seizing a chair, and whirling
it around my head. As he came up I
gave him a clip which broke two of the
n gors of his left hand, and straightened
Lhim out on the floor, for he got hit in the
"Gracious I youngster ! -wasn't • there a
pretty sight when the folks came running
in as soon as they heard the, noise?
bet there was I There was Dan, flat on
the floor, his - shirt and coat Were wet with
blood • there was the leader of them toss
ing and tumbling in the agonies of death;
and there I wa,s pounding Bill with the
chair, till his head was raw and bloody.
"When the landlord came in, he asked
me how the thing came about, and i told
him. He sent for a surgeon right away,
butit wasn't of any use only for Dan and
8111 ; for he said as soon as he saw the oth
er o* that he might not live more than
three quarters 'of an hour although he
might possibly survive three days. We
moved the :others into different rooms,
and got him on to the bed where he was.
Then we cleared all the people out of the
room except the landlord, sturgeon and
"When we were left alone with him, we
asked him - if he would have his folks sent
for. But you are tired of hearing me talk
to-night and I'll tell you what took place
in the dying man's room some other time.
"0, no ! 1 want to hear it now ?"
"Well! I shan't tell you any more to
night for I am tired myself."
"But what become of Dan and Bill?"
"They were tried and sent to State Pris-
This was all I could get 'out of him, for
he arose, took a.drink from the cider pitch
er,ilancl then, with a light in his hand ho
"Now, young man, if you please, I will
show you to bed," ,
HOW HE CAME TO BE MARRIED.
It may bo faun v, but I've clone it. I've
got a rib and a baby. Shadows departed—
oyster stews, brandy cocktails, segar box
es, boot-jacks, alisconding shirt buttons,
whist and dominoes. Shadows present---
hoop skirts, bandboxes, ribbons, gaiters,
long-stockings, juvenile dresses, tin trump
ets, little willow chairs, cradles, bibs, pap,
sugar teats, paregoric, hive-syrup, rhubarb,
Benne, salts, squills, and doctor's bill.—
Shadows future—more nine pound babies,
more hive syrup, etc., etc. I'll just tell
you how I got caught. I was the durnd
est, most tea custard, bashful fellow you
ever did see ; it was kinder in my line to
bo taken with the shakes every time I saw
a pretty, girl approaching me, and I'd cross
the street any time rather than - race one ;
lit Wasn't because I didn't like the,critters,
for if I was behind a fence,looking through
a knot hole. I couldn't look at one long
,endug . k,. ,'Well, my sister Lib gave a party
'one night, awl ,I stayed away from home
heiittuse'l tocrlSishful to taco the pm-
I hung &PAM& the house whistling
Tooker," dancing to keep 'my
.1110 t, warm, watching tlys hostdst .hobbing . up
and hehifid the window curtains, and wish,
wig the'tfiiinildring Pytity.‘vbiild break up
ittocl 'Could- get , " to ply ' ' winked a
bunch of topmerand.iie'it was getting late
fillitll4l}l3.l%)4Wlllfg4lloßi I OOPOIRaect to
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than done, and Soon found myself snug
in bed. "Nowrsari I, "let; her rip
Dance till your pied gives out I" And -
cuddling under thequilts, Morpheus grab- .
bled me. I wad dreaming soft-shell erabs )
and stewed tripe, and was having' it good
.of it, when somebody knocked at the
door. "Rap," again. I laid low. "Rap,
rap, rap." Then I heard a whispering )
and I krfew there was a whole raft of girls
outside. "Rap, rap, rap ! then Lib dings .
out, "Jack, are you there'?" "Yes," says .
I. Then came a roar of laughter. "Let
us in," says she. "Iwont," says I, "ain't
you let me alone?" "Are you abed?"
says she. "I am," says I. "Getup," says •
she. "I wont," says I. Then another
laugh. By thunder I 1 began to get riled.
"Get out, you petiCoated scarecrow 1" I •
cried, "can't you get a beau without haul
ing a fellow out of bed? I won't go hoine
with you—l iion't—so you may clear out!"
And throwing a boot at the deor, 1 felt' ' -
bettor. But presently, oh! mortal but
tons! I heard a still, small voice, very
much like sister Lib's, and it said, auk,
you'll have to get up, for all the girls'
things aro in there 1" Oh 1 Vord what a
pickle! Think of me in bed, all covered
over with shells,. muff.;, bonnets, and
cloaks, and twenty girls Outside the door
waiting to get in ! If I had to think, I
should have pancaked on the spot. As it
was, 1 rolled out among the bonnet ware
and ribbons in nhurry. "Smash!" went
the millenry in every direction. I luid.to
dress in the dark—for thero was a creek
in the deo], and the girls will peep, and
the way I fumbled about was death to
straw hats. The moment came. I open
ed the door and found myself right, n
inon(' the women. "Oh, my Leghorn,"
cridone. "My dear darling winter *el
vet," cried another ; and they pitched.--
They pulled me this way and that, boxed
my ears, and one bright-eyed little piece—
Sal, her name was—put her arms around
my neck, find kissed me right on my lips.
Human nature couldn't stand that, and I
gave her as good as she sent. It was the
first time I got. a taste, and it was powerful
good. I believe I could have kissed that
gal from Julius Cosser to the 4th of July.
"Jack," said she, "won't you see me
me home ?" "Yes," said I, I will." I-did
do it, and had another smack at the gate,
too. After that we took a kinder turtle
doving arter each other, both 'of us sigh
ing like a barrel of cider, when we were
away from each other.
It was at the close of a glorious summer
day—the sun was sitting belling a distant
hog pen—the chickens were going to
roost—the bull-frogs were commencing
their evening songs—the pony-wogs, in
their native mud-puddles, were preparing
for the shades of night—and Sal and my- .
self "sat upon an antiquated back-log list
ening to the music of nature, such as tree
toads, roosters and grunting pigs, and now
and then the mellow music of a distant
jackass was wafted to our ears by the gen
tle zephyrs that sighed among the mit
ten stooks and-came - heavy laden-with-the ---
delicious ordor of hen roosts and pig styes.
The last lingering J.ays of the setting sun,
glancing from the bracs buttons of a soli
tary hoseman, shone through a knot-hole
in the hog pen full in Sal'a l face, dying her
hair with an orange-peel.hue, and showing
off my thread-bare coat to bad advantage, .
One of my arms was around
my hand resting on the small of her
back—she was toying ;,with my auburn
looks of jet black hue—she was almost
gone and I was ditto. She looked like a
grasshopper dying with the hicoups, and,
I felt like a mud turtle choked with a
codfish ball. "Sal," says 1, in a voioe.mu
sical as the notes. of a dying swan, "will'
you have me !" She turned her eyes
heavenward, claspecilme by the hand; had
an attack of the heaves and blind staggers,
and with a sigh that drew her shoe strings
to her palate,- said a "Yes 1" She gave
clear out, and then squatted in my lap—
she corkscrewed and I circumflexed and
rolled in. I hugged until I broke my sus
penders, and her breath smelt ,of onions
which she had_ eaten the- day _b_efore. 7 --.
Well, to make a long story short, she set
the day, and we practised for four weeks.
every night; how we would walk into the
room, to be married,.. till we got so that
we could walk as graceful as a couple of'
Muscovy ducks. Thenight, the companyi
and the minister came, the signal was giv
en, and arm and arm we marched through
the crowded hall. We were just entering
the parlor door, when, down I went, ker.
slap on the oil-cloth, pulling Sal after me.
Some cussed fellow dropped a banana
skin on the floor, and it floored me. It
split an awful hole in my cageimeres right
under my coat 'tail. It was too late,to
back out, so clapping my hands over it,
we marched in and were spliced, and tak
ing a seat I watched the kissing bride op
eration. My groomsman was tight, and
he kissed her till I jumped up to take a
slice, when, oh, horror! a little six year
old imp had crawled up behind ine,:and
pulling my shirt through the hole,,ln Ty
pants, and had pinned it to the Ohm. and
in jumping up, I displayed to the admir
ing gaze of the astonished multitude a &i.
fie more white muslin than was allowable
and was finally put to bed, and there all
my troubles ended! Good night.
- - -
iteD,..A captain, beingEnt a ball, had been
accepted by a beautiful partner, wig', in
the most delicate manner possible,h44ml
to him the propriety Of putting. ofi'apair
'of gloves. " Oh,;' was the elegant 'reply,
"never mind nie, ina'ani ; - I'sludl lash my
hands when I've done dancingP
Set..At the Close of the' eestitin ilf",the
Legislotnrei John Creeirt'vel!,' Of 'Mali
county, was elected 13peaker, isznA 'Wbuld
be Governor in the_ event of the 'death of
Gov. Packer., • • •
NA-Court will be in twiint nhattwe e k.
,W.R lope plw Kf#o4.7oWorgeti. if/
' $1 , 25 per Annum.