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J. JI. LAHKIMEK.
THE MIDNIGHT 1U.1.I.S.
I hear tho column midnight bolls
In startling numbers tolling,
And o'er my coul in hoary wares
A tldo of grief is rolling.
While all around, the hnppy world
In sweet repoM) is sleeping,
I feel so luncly and so sad,
My strength it yields to weeping.
I'm thinking o'er those youthful days,
Which bore no clouds of sorrow ;
Wlien bravo with hope, I gladly withod
The com Ing of each morrow.
Alas! I wish no morrow Dow
Life's hopos are from rao tiiken ;
And now I tread each shadow'd way,
by every joy forsaken.
About my room stniDgo phantom flit
My cheerless fire is dying
And round the window comes the wind,
la mournful cadence sighing.
0i, where nro they I fondly loved
In youth's bright summer weather?
Whii i cruol futo until broko tho chain
That bound us then together?
I oft repent their cherished r.u.ne',
Hut 110 response 1 spoken
AIuc ! my eyes nro filled with roars
My onco stout heart is broken..
Sho is lying
With her lips apart
Sho is dying
Ufa broken heart.
fl.c is going
To her final rest.
Life is growing
Win within lier breast.
She is sleeping;
She has breath'd her last,
While wo 'ro wocping,
.She to J I aven has past.
From tho Homo Journal.
of the South.
A SOUTHERN MAN.
Continual from lust 'vik.
Satisfied that 15cn lial told him the
truth, and, detecting almost intuitively,
Uie venal nnd mendacious character of the
aider, A. M dismissed the servant
ith alibeMl reward for his services on
me lxat, and requested a privato inter
view with tho proprietor of tho shop. This,
Iter gat is factory assurances had been giv-
J A. M that ho was neith;r a
Police ollieer nor seeking, in any manner,
w trouble either tho person or tho prop
wtv of the deulor, was granted.
A. M f know ing that bribery is the
U'ploimu'y witli charactors like the
Wo with whom ho was now about to deal,
jgw the interview with a handsome gra
n!!' i10 l'ie 0C!l'(r alul promised a very
ml reward, if ho would find out nnd
fopoft to him the nanio and place of busi.
nesss of the peison who hail sold the but
ton to Ben, and also from whom, in tuin,
party had Isiught them, together
'ia ueh particulars in relation to other
transfer of tho buttons as might
rome 0 light in tho course of the inquiry.
1 tXk sporial care to declare,
ry pointedly and repeatedly, that ho
I , uuvnuu wiu me (unions
"li rid. I " ,
w ' TlnS 110 rrposo to molest that
-4 '--.u HIV w Ul fV.i ...
Kv.MU'iiy manner whatever.
ine ban to'oi, 'ho keen eyes of tho
'WKRter sr,nrU1a,l ..-ill. .llinl. I.
.rt,llfI 11,0 Srft,uily' ftt 1110 rrosjiect of
- ....Ker auni to no won upon sucti
i ' ""'. jio conressed, without the
-.. enreni compunction lor tho tuise-
"WJ that l.a 1....1 il.l .i... i. 1... 1 1.:...
i.so.U the slcove-buttons. now in the
L transaction a few inomcnts,
Wi through (oar t hat some inquiry or In-
"pit ion was being made in regard to
m 1 which might involvo him in diflicul-J-
J'0 8tuU.d, also, that ho had trad.-f
1 ""J Buttons, and several other pieces
Know, but who l,c had r,, to M,. VZ I
fu Hill in the city. Jte promised, in'
COMclUr) OM, to II 11(1 0Ut till t nil l.n n,. . I
in relation to tho matter .,.i
the result of In. inmilrln. m a r I
nr., . . v
,,j ' , : .'J . Aiimon-
n S" L ! i" 7? i"01 t0 .." .
uV' ' 1,1 7, "' '7. rwmining others
to know either the oiijeot or tho fuel of
1.18 inquiries, further tluin ttiMnhanliits.lv
necessary to prosecute thorn with suocess,
ami renewing tho j.romiseol a liWal re-
ward in tho event nnv discoveries impfi.l
ins business was in snf ln.n.l r..r.
unlice nndeupid.ty, the leading character -
isticsof his cmiim,,e. for once heeiinH.ni.vili
nries in tho promotion of a good cuuse.
The hope of the promised reward stimu
lated the huckster to extraordinary ilili.
genco of inquiry ; while the fear of un
pleasant consequences to himself and ulso
to his principal, in whom ho now had a
money interest nt least, intiodn. f. 1 mi
equally extraordinary circumspection into
111s actions, lie entereil, therefore, with
purchased teal and coerced fidel it i iitiii
the duties of his undertaking
A. Jl . lmvillL' taken rnnmi n 11. .
hotel, furnished his address ns promised,
wrote letters to his family informing them
that unexpected nnd hiiriilv ininortiint bu
siness would detain him in Mobile and,
perhaps, elsewhere, much longer than he
anticipated on leaving home, and then,
receiving the proceeds of his cotton crop
from his merchants. Im nurehiLsed nml
shipped the necessary supplies for his fami
ly and plantation. Uncertain a to the
isuo of the enterprise in which he wns
alKNit to engage, but determined to prose
cute it to the end, whatever might be the
consequences to himself or to others, he
. .- 1 .
roie ins win, nun iiiiuio every arninj.'ii-
nient necessary to meet any turn in the
affair. As he was a prudent, methodical
man, his business matters were soon ad
justed, and he was left free to unravel, as
far ns he could, the dark entanglement of
the wilderness assassination.
In n few days his emissary renorfnl.
1 no sieeve-nuttons and other articles ol
jewelry traded to him, had been won nt
play from 0110 James thine, un itinerant
gaiuMer, who had left Mobi e for New Oi
leans, the next dav after losing the pieces,
In staking them, Ome had slated that ho
had owned many of them, specifying in
particular the silver sleeve-buttons, for
tiarty or torty years. Ho was a thick set
hmly.-dooking person, with irrayish hair
and whiskers, nnd was apparently between
nny mid sixty years ol age.
These, and ll.o names of h nie's nart
nets and opiionenU in the same, were all
the facts that tho most diligent search and
inquiry could elucidate in Molnlo. i Jiev
were quite enough, however, for tho pres.
cut purposes of A. M . Having ro
numerated tlio huckster to his heart s
content for his services, and bought of him
all tho pieces of jewelry staked and lost
by Orme, with the sleeve buttons, he left,
at once, by tho mail-boat, for New Orleans.
i lie sail between the two cities is aeconi
plishod in a few hours. These he irnnrov
ed in devising a plan of operations to be
j'lirsiied for the recovery of Orme, should
no yet be in New Orleans. Secrecy nnd
despatch were both indispensable to the
attainment of the object ho had in view.
lo invoke the assistance of the detective
police of tho city, would bo to give partial
puoiicity to the matter, nnd to deliver
Orme, should ho bo apprehended, over to
tho tribunals of the law, which would al
most insure his escape, sinco the evidence.
already collected, or any likely yet to be
obtained, though morally conclusive ns to
the identity nnd guilt of tho party, might
bo altogether insufficient to secure a leual
conviction liefore a jury of the country.
1 ho search lor Ins nanio upon hotel and
lmarding-hoiiso registers, or a random in
quiry tor Ins place of nbode or most fro
quentcd resorts, would bo dilatory in the
extreme, nml almost infallibly unfruitful
in result. A. M , therefore, devised
apian, obnoxious to none of tho objec
tions urged, in his own mind, ngainH the
two jut mentioned, ami which had the
further recommendation of combining both
secrecy and despatch in tho execution.
On his arrival in New Orleans ho put up
nt tho St. Charles Hotel, nnd enUired at
once on the execution of his detective
scheme. He first wrote, in a clear and leg
ible hand, tho following letter;
Mr. James Orme :
DE.rSir: On reflection wo havo con
cluded to return to you the jewels which
we won of you in Mobile several weeks
ngo. I hey seem to le very old acquain
tances ol yours, from what you said lout
them, when you put Ihein up against our
money, anil so much valued by vou on
that account, that wo think it a pity lo
part you and them, moro especially as we
seized yjur cash pile. Vou will find in a
n. .... ...1. . ..1. 1, III. llil.
jewels except one or two which tho dealer,
Imn.llo, which wo sonct herewith, nil the
with whom wo exchanged all of them for
other articles, had sold before we came to
our present conclusion, and which, there
fore, wo ennnot recover. We senl this
letter, and tho bundle containing the jew
els, by a friend of ours who is merely pass
ing through New Orleans, and will not
have timo to hunt you out and deliver
them. We havo, therefore, requested him
to put tho letter in tho Post-otlico, and to
leave the bundle at the bnr of the St.
Charles Hotel, with directions that It Is to
bo delivered to you whenever you cull for
it. Go, as soon as you receive this letter,
and get the bundle, ack no questions, and
admit that we are the men that can flo a
to hw purposes were nm.le, ho ilonarted, at his post, nprnrcntly enied in nwlins
pioinis.ng to call again ut.d fi.rniHh his ml-1 until n Into hour of the night an.l then
dress, which ho was now unahlo to do, not 1 Imvinp hrihed one of tho bar-room waiters
Having yet taken rooms at tho hotel. with 11 sum of tnonev larire ei.on.-l. 1.,...
CLEAItnELl), PA. WK!)NKSI)A APKIuVW'
"'v munor " ?!""
T..,. ... AH'I.I.A (:...
""n " 1 ' rroioi 10 .lames Orme, A.
. ZTT ll,'I'?i"tc( in tlio letter-box .it the
lost-on.oo jto th?n folded u, all the
', cwris 110 llltd H-)ltl! it of the huckster in
'iiuicsurme, winch ho 1 epos led it. the
Mr of tho St, Charles, directing him
m deliver 11 to .my person who might cull
for it, under tho name or James Or. e
Tho t ran wn M. ..,! a xr .'
a ent at one of the readiniMiiblos of the
hotel nearest tho clerk's I "aid" m watch
1 tho result. II
n.l.l.xl in 11
! 'th sileneo and fidelity, and directing
inn., in me vvuiim person liniler tl.o liaint'
of James Urine called for a p ickngo nt the
liar, to give nun immediate notice, ho re.
tired to his room and lay down, with his
clothes on, more to ruminate than to rc
Ily the dawn of day he wos up nnd again
at his wntch-iKist, sauntering insuit in the
liar-room, and occasioually seating himself
at dillerent points, to avoid theolwerva
toin and comment which a continuous sit
ting at the same table might provoke.
During the intervals of his brief alisences
from tho room at meal-time I he watch was
kept up by tho waiter, who proved to be
V. i- . ri,"""1; , ,
I.lttlp iltil ill.v mm r 1... II. I . ...t.
daily frequented the bar-room of that peer-
ess noiei oi the present t ity. suspect that
... M.vi, uiiMuviiMi jiiuivK.uiii, seated ior
hours at the reading tables, or gliding nois-
I.M1hIV llni.t. ll.A Muim .... t
with the sword of retribution unslieuthed
. .... ... .mg ciose upon me heels ol guilt,
" "' iro eoi-eu nnd uowcil the great tide
, , : y Aciiciueiii or
"rM"lP "'oooiii unuiiiaiiou iirounil
linn, apparently the only unobservant
spectator or the scene, who wa, yet eiiteh-
IIKI .'.. li I lift flmiln aC .1 .
. '. r vengeance, rue lonunaieiy, not drawn from its place of
shadow or every entering form, ere it dark-1 deposit.
ened the threshold, nnd drinking in, with After n few moments' nonversation with
thirsty ears, almost every word syllabled I his acquaintances, in the sjdoon, Ornic
hvtho swaying crowd. So sits, amid the ' passed on, nnd ascended to the gamin
elemental shock, the eagle in his eyrie, j hall above. Lingering, for a short time
watching, with unw inking eyes, the com- i in the veranda, in order that he might, as
swoop of his talons, upon the plain below
, a.u.iii uiu ifiini in UK'
Day darkened into night, and night
brightened again into day, but Orme came
not, nor had A. M seen ni:y one an
swering the description given of him by
his Mobile acquaintances. About twelve
o'clock, the hour at which tlio crowd in
the bar-room of the hotel is usually the
largest, and when individual comers and
goers are seldom noticed, a large man, of
most forbidding aspect, suddenly 'presented
himself at the clerk's office, ai'i.l inquired
it'a package had been loft for James Orme.
The clerk, asking if that was his name,
and receiving an nllirmativn answer, do
livcred the package inquired for into his
hands. Thrusting it into a side pocket,
he turned nnd walked out, without utter
ing a word more, or exchanging even u
sign of recognition with any of the persons
A. M was sealed at the reading
fable nearest to the clerk's office, when
Orme inquired for, and received, the pack
age, ue nan, in lact, seen him tho mo
ment he entered the room, followed him
with eager eyes as he advanced to the
clerk's desk, nnd, as soon as he heard the
name pronounced, recognised, in his stout
person, grayish hair and whiskers, ami
malignant expression, (he unmistakable
original oftloMibilu description of his
1 he first sight of the man whom ho now
firmly believed to bo one of tho murder
ers of his father, almost overwhelmed A.
M with emotion. Thoui'h posses
sed of wonderful self control! ho could
scarce refrain from giving utterance to n
feeling of mingled indignation and delight
indignation that tho assassin murderer
ol his lather still lived, and delight that
Ins plan tor the discovery of Orme had
succeeded, and that retribution lor his taking of some hasty refreshments he re
crime was now rendered possible, and ! tired 'to his room to devise some Man for
1 i.A r ,1 - ...1.1 .. 1
could not, in tho nature of things, be long
There was not, however, a moment to
be lost, cither in the in. bilge, or in the
expression of feeling. The receding fimire
01 urine had already vanished from tho
neing seen. A.
hn7 i; .i .. . . V r ' " n nl tlto !So"1' Carolina Oo ego, at Co 11111
iinmed ate Nip pressing, therefore, as well ,fi fo t,0 recent (iraduatingC.ss:
as he could, every visible sign ol emotion. .. v ...i 1.: .. V .
Hf ...., r.. . 1: 1 1 ",- 1 iii'Jiw R.iiu upon a si range
WjkL ' wb ! 1S. rnrH,'tn,C,y "aW T An,,lony -J'' -i" the world
walking with burned steps, upon the -greatly sulslue. and law-bound, to be
lA "! t,,'7l,,w'l0(7 or,0,u,or tl'M.re, but not extinguished. You .nnv oV
,i"?.:t,'T.U,,.0',,,,"l,'3r' .. .W, therefore, nt times to In, depressed
, V1 "tr.' r1' 1 "K.,1,,,ro """' hy jour rivals, condemned for vo..r i.atri
iiiii i.ii iimsi'i vk ivii rinni
n.llowol him through several: '! rS. ''' "'"'." "7u,iT
l Zr "l V'rJrw!?.r:rour intogrUy .Wide,: ami to su.fer a
. . -' . . I
iih kii, t'lvn n-uiuiri. iiiuu. i.ii. ill.
re., nouso, ao. -,on thousand impositions in sillier matter.s--I
ho interior arrange- f.oln thnH0 ,,, w y a ri 1t t(
i!?'"".?1'. tl,,ox1ot better things. J These are'har,
.....i.u.re visiom mrougu .no
.. ...... r ... "iuiuso
humble hotels or private boardmg-houses
r., Vo t?aRnV" l'XT in 1 10 ,
opposite side or the street, and nearly
S stt W?
. V ,., , irl0"t. lor your trial. J)o this, and all will
n.ent story of which was a drinking saloon, ,,0 ,voll JhiiL wuh t, a ,a. in yo
the ono immediately nliove being a gaming1 1.... 1 .., t 1. .. .. .1 . ".
:. ! ,M n""
f "-."" .-- .v.. .v.,,. u.e . .r-ri 1
lelow by two flights of steps. Tins build
...g furnished b roverent point lor ol
himself 111 0110 corner or the veranda, and f
kept Ins eyes almost constantly fixed upon
the d.jor through which Ornie had disup,
poarcd. The throng of j isitors to the sa-
, rl'":vei him rmm nil apprehension
mini; hw m HWUT 111 per-
snn nr niuni,ni;n.. I... it. 1
He hud not been long ttt his tvntch -post
when he saw )nn,. on,,,,, olll of
awl advance in the direction of the saloon.
Ina moment ho entered, and, going up
to the counter, culled for a drink, inviting
several of his acquaintances who stood
nenrost at hand, to Join him in n gloss.
1-rom tho fiiendlv Li,li,u, tie. ami nii.ini.l in
quiries between tho parties, it was evident
nun u.ey were nil regular i.(y(ir.? of both
bronchos of the establishment.
The composition leing finished, Orme.
who stood with his b'irk to A M
engaged in earnest conversation, sudden
ly threw up Mh his hands, with fingers
all apart, is token of surprise nt some re
mark made by the person with whom he
wa conversing. A. M saw distinct
ly that the ring-finger of tho left hand
was oft at the first joint. The discovery
thrilled him liko an electric shock. He
remembered for how could ho ever for
get a single incident of that foul assassi
nation in the wilderness? thatthe Moody
impression of a left hand, with the ring
finger shortened to the first joint, was dis
tinctly visible on the vest of his fathe.-.
when himself and otheis examined the
body the day of the killinu. ( 'onvinei'il
already in his own mind that (Vine was
one of the murderers less by the proof
he had accumulated than by the intuitions
of that unclassod faculty of our iinlnres
w hich may properly lie called the detec
tive instinct of k ndred blood, which oft-
n goes in advance of the proof upon
.1.- 1. -i. . ... 1
uie iracK o. gum lie lelt tin almost tin-
controllable impulse of revenue sprine in
within him. nt this, to him, conclusive
mark ol identiliealion. With the utmost
dilliculty ho restrained himself from leap-
. 'i- .1.1 ... 1
nig nno uie saioon, proclaiming the as.-
sassin deed of Orme, and laying him dead
at his feet, with the revolver which he
now constantly carried concealed upon his
poison, in a moment, however, reason
gained its accustomed control over his con
duct, pnd he relaxod his crasn off ho went.
on which ho had Involuntarily seized but
I P j . 1 . '
I liir JIM POVSUMi IPC IlirifU 111! flL'T.S O! thi
..... ..?! 1 1 . .
passion Winch had iu"t
swept over him
from his countenance, A
the saloon and, out of abundant caution.
called for a glass of lienor. Haying rather
tasted than drank it, he followed 1 huio to
the room uliove.
On entering he was st uck with the
tasteful, even magnificent, furnishings of
the apartment. Ihirnishcd chandeliers
hung pendent from the ceiling; a rich
carpet covered the H001 ; the windows
were shaded with costly curtains nnd ot
tomans ; chairs, divans and tables of fash
ionable make and costly material furnish
ed ample and luxurious accommodations
for the visitors. In this gilded trap thou
sands had been shorn of wealth and honor,
but tho sacrifice had been without its l-s-son
of warning to others, ns the throng of
interested watchers, and tho eager limes nf
numerous players seated at the thins,
Ormo was alreidy engaged in a game
with throe persons as fierce and bandit
looking as himself. A man, passing bv
the table at which he was seated, chal
lenged him to a game, with moderate
stakes, the piny to begin that night at
eignr, o ciock. orme at once accepted the '
bantor, anil the challenging party nasse.l
011 to tho drinking saloon below.
A. JI , who had been but a few
moments in the room, nml had stationed
himself near enough toOmieand his com
pany to hear and seo all that was said and
done, heard, with great satisfaction, the
engagement between Orme nnd the do
parted gambler ut play lit eight o'clock
llelt. i.e.lit li ., I 1.;..; c...... . 1.:..
...... nillinvi ...It, II. f. ,
watch until that hour, and thus enabled 1
him to prepare for improving the circiini-1
stancos by which he was now surrounded
Heturning, therefore, to his hofel, and par-
f uiitinucil nrxl ;. . J
Tins. JJi-rkik Won l.n. The following elo
quent passage closes the liaecalaurato Ad
dress of lion. A. 11. Longstreet. President
!,..; 1 . .1 r " , r .
I'lUli 9 a IU HilLS lllllT IHJMIil'Iirn I1I1II1IM1.
.1 . .1 ;
nt ,,otu.,. lhi
things to bear, say vou. They are so. my
yomf fl ioml ' JJ ; iht, will hear
them as you should, unless you t ke
u for yollr' i(1 Iook juiIy
of strength suit,
'-irr;fted oroan of the
1JUft , gt,.ike y u , at least as prudent
J tll0 coiumoi, sailor, nnd bo f" , . I ard
Rt tha heh v ith 'ur l
What is the difference between an
old bachelor and a pretty girl ? A pretty
girl ute.ili tha hearts of others : a horrid
old Iwichelor itetU his owrj.
1 ! ... -I
Mr. Brown's Mishaps.
Kliphalet r.rown was n bachelor of
nve or thereabouts: one r.f 1I...0.
men who seem to be lrn to pass Ihrouvh
the world alone. Save this peculiarity,
there was nothing to distinguish Mr.
Krow fiom the multitude of other lirowns
who are born, grow up and dio in this
worm 01 ours,
Jt chanced that Mr. lirown had occa
sion to visit a town some filly mile distant,
on matters of business. It was his first visit
to the place, nnd he proposed stopping
for n day, in order to give himself 1111 on
po' tunity to look iilsnit.
Walking leisurely along the street, l.e
was all at once accosted by a child of five
years, who ran up to him exclaiming,
"Father, I want you to buy me somo
"Father:" was it possible that he, a
bachelor, was addressed by nucha title?
lie could not believe it.
"Who were you speaking to, my dear?'4
he inquired of the little girl
"1 soke to you, father," said the little
"lteally," thought Mr. Hrown," "this
"I 11111 not your rather, iy dear," he
said, "what is ypur name 1"
The ehilil laughed heartily, evidently
thinking jt a gopd joke.
"What n funny father you are," sho
said ; "ai( yo',i are going to buy tne tome
"Vtis, yes, Ull bj.y yp.u, a pound if vou
won't cull me father upy more," said
T!lP little girl dapped her hands with
ilcliglt. The promise was all she remem
lierod. Mr. lirown pvpiTeded to a confectiona
ry store, nnd actually bought a pound of
canny, wjjien he placed in the hands of
the little girl.
In coming out of the store they encoun
tered tho child's mother.
"fill, mother." said tho little gill, "just
see hor much candy father has bought
"Vou shoudn't have bought her sq
much at 11 lime, Mr. Jones." said the la
dy, "I'm afraid she will make herself
sifk. But how did vou get home so
(Uickj I .nl not expect you till night."
jones 1 inatianio." said the cm hit
rassed Mr. I'.rown, "it's ull a mistake: 1
aip't Jppes nt al. It isn't my name. 1
inn K.liphalet I'.iim n, of W -" , and this
is the first time I ever came info this
"lined heaven" ! Mr. .Tones, what has
put thi-silly tale into your head? Vi)
have concluded to change your name,
have you ? perhaps it's your intention to
change your wife '!"
Mrs. Jones's tone was now defiant, and
tended to increase Mr. I'.iown's riiih-iv.
" 1 haven't any wife, niadame ; I never
had any. On my word as a gentleman,
I fever iva minied."
"And do yon intend to palm this tale off
upon me said Mrs. Jones, with excite
ment. "If you are not ni. iricd, I'd like
to know who I am."
"1 have 110 doubt vou aiv f. most res
pectable la.lv," said Mr. Itrown, "and 1
conjecture, from what you havo said, that
your iiaiiio is Jones; but lqiiie is Urown,
linn) 111)0, ;ind always was."
"Mclinda," said" her mother, suddenly
faking her child by the arm, and lending
her to Mr. Urown. "Melindu, who is this
"Why, that's father," was the chil.j'i
uninediato reply, as she confidingly placed
her hand in his.
"Vou hear that, Mr. Jones, do you ?
Vou hear what the innocent child says,
and yet you have the unblushing itiipu-
.iciico 111 qeny 11t.1i you nro my husband !
The voii;o of nature, speaking through
the child, should overwhelm you. I
should like to know, if you are not her
lather, why you nro buying candy for her?
, 1 . .., ' ,
wo"1,1 llk, ,n "
1 '''m '"" "CV('r
answer that. Hut
iw her before in
"1 never did. ,. my honor I never did.
I told hep I would give her tho candy if
ohe wouldn't call me father any more."'
"Voq did, did ou ? Hiibeii your child
hot lo call yon father? oh, Mr. Jones,
that is infamous I h you intend to de
sert mo, .ir, nnd leave me lo the cold char
ities nl 1 he world ? And this is yotirfiist
step''' . . .1 y
Mrs. Jones was so overcome, that, with
out any warning sho fe back upon the
sidewalk in a fainting fit.
Instantly a number or persons ran lo
"Is your w ife subject to fainting in this
way ?" nske 1 the first comer, of Itrown.
"I don't know," said Mr. Hrown. "Sho
isn't my wile. I don't know anything
" hy, it's Jfrs. Jones, ain't it ?"
"Yes, but I'm not Mr. Jones."
"Sir," sni 1 tho first speaker, slernlv.
1.:. ; .. . :.. t .... . .. . "
,v iiiuu iu ji. i irusi iniii you
are not the cause or tho excitement which
must luiye occasioned your wina fainting
fit. You had belter call r. coach and curry
her homo directly."
1'iKir I'.rown was dunifoupd,).
I wonder, thought he, whether it's pos
sible that I'm Mr. Jones without knowing
it. Perhaps I'm really Jones, ni:l havo
gono crazy, in consequence of -iich I
fancy that tny nnme is Urown. And yet I
don t think 1 111 Jones. In spilo of 1,11 I
will insist my name is Uron n.
" Well, sir, what are you waiting for fit
is necessary that your wife should bo re
moved at once, Will you order a carriage?"
Hrown saw there was 110 use to prolong
tho discussion by n denial. lo therefore,
without contesting tho point, ordered a
naoxney coach to the spot.
Mr. Urown accordingly lent an arm to
Mrs. Jon. hi, who had somewhat roeoveted,
and was about to close the door upon her,
"Why, are joji not going yourseir?''
TERM6-$125 per Annnm
'Vhy, no, why should IT"
"your wife should not go alone, she has
Itrown gave a despairing glnnre at thy
the crowd around him, and deeming it
useless to make opposition where so many
seemed thoroughly convinced that he was
Mr. Jones, followed the lady in.
"Where shnll I drivo?" said the whip.
' I 11 don't know," said Mr. Urown
"W here ould you wish to be carried?".'
"Home, of course." murium..,! xr..
Jones. ' "
" do not know," said Mr. Brown..
"No. HI H Street," said ll.o gentle.
man already introduced, glancing con
leinptuously nl Urown.
"Will you heln me out. Mr .Tnt.ra?",
snid the lady. "I am not fully recovered
from the f.iting lit info which vou cruelly,
drove mo?" '
"Are you ouite sure that I nm Mr
Jones?" nskod Urown with some anxiety!
"Of course." u.ii.l Kf.'u
t l course," said Mrs. Jones.
' Ihen," said he, resigned, "I suppose I
am. Uut it' you will brieve me, 1 na
firmly convinced Hiis morning that my
inline was Urown, nnd to tell the truth I
haven't any recollection or this house."
Urown helped Mrs. Jones into the par.
lor, but good heavens, conceive the aston-'
ishment or all, when a man was discoy..
Pl seated in an arm chair, yvljp was' tho
vury fac Minile of Mr. Joijps form, ren
t ure, and every other resjK'etl
"(irneious !" exclaimed the lady, "which
which is my husband?"
An explanation was given, tho mystery
cleared up, and Mr. Brown's pardon sought
Tor the embarrassing inistako. It was free
ly accorded by Mr. Brown, who was quite
delighted to think that after all he wn
not Mr. Jones, with n wile and child t
Mr. Brown has not since visited the
place where this "Comedy of Errors" hap.
penei. He is afraid of his identity.
Mns. Uaiiiinutox Patriotic "Hurra!1'
said Ike, as he read the fact in the papers,
' here's O'Began admitted to 1 lie Union."
A furriner, I should jedge," remarked
Ji-s. Partington, looking very wisely at
the steam that rose from the teacups anl
formed in one cloud near the ceiling, "but
I'm glad they've let him come in to eniov
our political rights nnd lolls and other
perogatives. J here s room enough, and
the rear or our institutjf)jis should ue ex ;
tendpd. I don't bUitue a man should be,
..ut oil' because he wasn't born in this
country for (vf ;;ty-q;p years, which of
course wasn't any fault of his, for every
body would bo born hero if they coul.
have their own unction consulted. "It
means," said Ike, "a new Slate." Well,'
child," repljp.J she, "the odds is only tho.
difference States or men, 'lis all the same.
Let 'cm come into our grand consterna
tion, where tho eagle shall spread its
broad opinions over 'em, and make in
lj;;)''y in ar. unlimited bnndngcof l;rp,tli(-,ri
hood, like the Siamese twins." She had
not taken her eyes from thd steam that
rose from the cups, and joined in one cloud.
that seemed to represent the Union shq
w is depicting. Iko had a lietter illustra
tion, for he took the five 1
j five preserved peach
put them all into one!
es on the plate, and
tk. A famous New Haven lawver. iinm
ed Chapman, onco got. handsomely conio-
up with i.y a temalc witness. A innn hu
been knocked down by his nelghhor.
The witness had seen lha Lloiir given, ami
was doing her best to describe tho sconce..
Jiut Uiapman, w ho was for the defendant.,
was not easily satisfied.
"Ilnwdid he striko him, my good wo
man, ii.n ;"
"Why, ycr see, Sir, ho stood"
"But - did he lit him I want to
know jusf how ?"'
"I'm a trvin' to tell tor! Ye seo Ike
Was a staiinin' "
"I can't stop to hjjas- all that again.
want to know how he hit him. Vou can't
tell a straight story, can't ymi ?"
Tho woman hesitated, and seemed try
ing to consider what to answer; when he
bellowed forth, ns if tho whole face of thq
universe depended on her testimony.
"If you have conio here lo lustily in tins
case, would you have tho goodness to tclf
mo how that' blow was struck ?"
The iv in less looked at him with biasing
eyes, and slinking her clenched list 'fy
him, answered :
"HI had a broomstick, and was near
enough, I'd show you how !"
. fy-A story is told or a doctor, in tin
gO,)dly to n pr B., not a thousand mie
fmm Vermont. Tho doctor kept missing
his wood, and set watch. As was suspepf;
ed, it proved to be tho work of a near
neighlsir, who soon appeared, nnd care
fully pulling out all tho dry wood, started
with, an armful for homo. The loctor..
in-tead of discovering himself, also sfarteij
with an armful or green wood, and follow-
ing tugging us fast as he could, and just ns
tho man threw down his armful, tho doc
tor did tliesatne, exclaiming "There you,
must burn gi,!gn jyqod a part of the
time I havo to," af';;j departed loavir.g
the thief to his own inflection.
JOY In a jolly company, pat h one whs
toosk a question. If it was answered, tin
proposer had to pay a foi-roit.orif he couli1
not nnwcr it himself, ho paid a forfeit.
Pal's question was :
'How does tho little ground squirrel dig
his holo w ithout thowing any dirt alsmt
the entranoc ?' ' '
When they all giyo it up, Put said :.
'Sine, do you see. he bedns at the other
end of the hole.'
I 'he or the rest exclaimed:
'Hut how d;d ho g,.t there? ' '
'Ah,' said Pat, 'that's v.nir nuestion;
can you answer it yourseir?'
tW'l he lauy whosis heart swelled with
indignation, has reduced it with poultices.