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Poor House Business.
Tho Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
flouse on the 2d Tuesday of each month.
BENEDICT & CO..
Collections and remittances promptly made.
Interest allowed on time deposits. jan23-ly.
CEO . W. ELDER,
Attorney at Law,
Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business in Mltilin. Centre and Hunting
don counties tnv26
H. Z. CsTJLBERTSCIT,
Attorney at Law,
OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of
Mifflin county. Office with D. W. Woods, esq.,
Main street, below National Hotel. my 2
Mutual Insurance Company.
THIS Company continues to issue Policies of Insur
ance on Buildings and Personal Property, in Town
or Country, at cash or mutual rates.
JAMES RANKIN, President.
JOSHUA BOWMAN, Secretary.
JOHN HAMILTON, Agent.
jsnlS '67 Lewistown. Pa.
rCHIT Z. DAHLBIT,
Belleville, Mifllin County, Pa.
BR DAHLEN has been appointed an Examining
Surgeon for Pensions. Soldiers requiring exam
ination wili'find him at his office in Belleville.
Belleville, August 22, 1866.-y
-RESPECTFULLY inform the citizens of Lewistown
Hand vicinity, (a few doors from the Town Hall, in
Main street,! that he is prepared to do all kind of work
in the line of his profession in the most scientific man
ner- in Whole Sets, Partial Sets, or Single I eeth in
serted on Gold. Silver, or Vulcanite Base, in an elegant
and workmanlike manner, and on the most reasona
ble terms. He guarantees his work, or no P a >'-
Particular attention paid to the extracting and filling
of teeth in the most approved manner. nov.-6m
Teeth Extracted Without Pain!
By M. R. Thompson, D. D. S,
By a NEW PROCESS,
-> without the use of Ctiloro
form, Etner. or Nitrous Ox
jfiPpfgr. | ide, and is attended by no
danger or bad effects.
fk eNi Office west Market street,
StjgUy near Eisenbise's hotel,
whr-re he oan be found for professional consultation
from the first Monday of each month until the fourth
Monday, when he will be absent on professional busi
ness one week. seplO-tx
IKBo So ®0
OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of
Lewistown and vicinity. All in want of good, neat
work will do well to give him a call.
He mav he found at all times at his office, three
door" east of H. M. A K. Pratt's store. Valley street.
IR,_ IVE_ KEEVER,
BCRGEON IJ K X TI S T .
j, -__ TEETH Extracted WITHOUT PAIN
by the use of NITROUS OXIDE or
' Laughing Gas. Teeth inserted on all
t h e different styles of bases. Teeth
filled in the most approved manner. Special atten
tion given to diseased gums. All work warranted.
Office at Episcopal Parsonage, Corner of Main and
Water Streets. jy*B
The subscriber has just received and will
f|B] keep on hand a select stock of Men s, Bovs
fll and Youth's Boots, Ladies . Misses i And <Lhil
' Boots and Shoes of various kinds and
styles, to which he would invite tlie_ attention of his
friends and the public generally. As it is his intention
NOT TO BE UNDERSOLD
hv anv dealer in the county, those in need of winter
hoots or shoe*" are invite* to call and examine the
atiove stock, which will be sold T . e J4f qi 0 ?T."®;
but for cash only, at the sign of the BIG SHOE, next
doorto F. J. Hoffman's store. JQJJJJ CLARKE.
MRS. M. E. STEWART,
V&! West IWarkel St., Lewistowu,
1 \niFS A GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS,
Sacks. Cloaks. 'llats. Bonnets, Ladies Fino DUES&
GOODS and Trimmings.
Patterns of latest styles always on hand.
Millinery and Dress-Making
executed in the most approved style.
Lewistown, April 18,1866.tf
J. A. & W. R. McKEE
HAVE removed their Leather Store to Odd Fel
lows' Hall, where they will constantly keep
on hanTsoE Leather. Harness, Skirting-andVpfer
Leather. Kips. American and French Mo
roccos Linings and Bindings, and a g
ment of Shoe Findings. which they wiirse l clieap for
eaxh. Highest market price paid tn cash for Hides,
Calf Skins and Sheep Skins.
wanted, for which the highest market price will be
paid in Cash. ap4 "
MERCHANT TAILOR. has removed bis shop to the
buildihg formerly known as the '-green house,
at the intersection of Valley anil Mlll at ree t, atjoining
H. M. A R. Pratt's store, where he cordially invites all
who need anything in his line.
mines furnished and gentlemen 8 clothing rnade, in
the latest styles, on short notice, and at reasonable
has now open
A NEW STOCK
which will be made up to order in the neat
eat and luoat fashionable atylea. aplD
Auburn, Golden, Flaxen and Silken-Curls,
PRODUCED by the use of Prof. DEBREUX' FRI
SER LE CHEVEUX One application warranted
to curl the most straight and stubborn hair of either
sex into wavy ringlets, or heavy massive curls. Has
been used by the fashionables of Paris and London,
with the most gratifying results. Does no injury to
the hair. Price by mail, sealed and postpaid sl. De
seriptive Circulars mailed free. Address BERGER,
SHU CTS A CO., Chemists. N0.28 River St., Troy. N. V".
Sole Agents for the United States. feb6-ly
MUSTACH ES 1
IjiORCED to grow upon tho smoothest face in from
three to five weeks bv using Dr. SEVJGNE'S RES-
T AURATEUR CAPILLA IRE. the most wonderful dis
covery in modern science, acting upon the Beard and
Hair in an almost miraculous manner. It has been
used by the elite of Paris anil London "with the most
flattering success. Names of all persons will be reg
istered, and if entire satisfaction is not given in every
instance.the money will be cheerfullv refunded Price
by tnail, sealed and postpaid. sl. Descriptive circu
lars and testimonials mailed tree. Address BERGER,
BHUTTO A CO.. Chemists. No. 285 River street. Troy,
N. Y., Sole agents for the United States. febd-ly
Oh ! she was beautiful and fair.
With starry eyes, and radiant hair.
Whose curling tendrils soft, entwined.
Enchained the very heart and nitnd.
For Curling the Ha>r of either Sex into
Wavy and Glossy Ringlets or
Heavy Massive Cur Is.
BY using this article Ladies and Gentlemen can beau
tify themselves a thousand fold. It is the only ar
ticle in the world that will curl straight h&ir.and at the
same time give it a beautiful, glossy appearance The
Crisper Coma not only curls the hair, hut invigorates,
beautifies and cleanses it; is highly and delightfully
perfumed, and is the most complete article of t K e
kind ever offered to the American public. The Cris
per Coma will be sent to any address, sealed and post
paid for 11. Address all orders to
W.L.CLARK A CO.,Chemists,
feb6-ly No. 3, West Fayette St., Syracuse. N. Y.
EXCELSIOR ! EXCELSIOR !!
For Removing Superfluous Hair,
TO THE ladies especially, this invaluable depilatory
recommends itself as being an almost indispensi
ble article to famale beauty, is easily applied, does not
burn or injure the skin, but acts directly on the roots.
It is warranted to remove superfluous hair front low
foreheads, or from any part of the body, completely,
totally and radically extirpating (lie same, leavingthe
skin soft, smooth and natural. This is the only article
used by the French, and is the only real effectual de
pilatory in existence. Price 75 cents per package,
sent post-paid, to anv address, on receipt of an order,
bv BERGER. SHUTTS A Co.. Chemists,
feb6-ly 285 River street, Troy, N. Y.
Throw away your false firlzr.es. your switches, your wig—
And rejoice in yourewn luxuriant hair.
Come aged, come youthful,come ugly and fair.
Ami rejoice in your own luxuriant hair.
T?OR restoring hair upon bald heads (from whatever
L cause it may have fallen out) and forcing a growth
of hair upon tiie face it hasnoequal. It will force the
beard to grow upon the smoothest lace in from five to
eight weeks, or hair upon bald heads in from two to
three months. A few ignorant practitioners have as
serted that there is nothing that will force or hasten
the growth of the hair or beard Their assertions are
false, as thousands of living witnessesffrom their own
experience) can bear witness. But many will say. how
are we to distinguish the genuine from "the spurious!
It certainly is difficult, as nine-tenths of the different
Preparations advertised for the hair and beard are en
tirely worthless, and you may have already thrown
away large amounts in their purchase. To such we
would say. try the Reparator Capilli: it will cost you
nothing unless it fully comes up to our representations.
If your druggist does not keep it, send us one dollar
and we will forward it postpaid, together with a receipt
lor the money, which will be returned you on applica
tion providing entire satisfaction is not given. Address
W.L.CLARK A CO, Chemists,
febo-ly No. 3 West Fayette st., Syracuse, N. Y.
There cometh glad tidings of joy to all.
To young and to old, to great and to small;
The beauty which once was so precious and rare,
Is free for all and all may be fair.
By the use of
F'or Improving and Beautifving the Complexion.
THE most valuable and perfect preparation in use,
for giving the skin a beautiful pearl-like tint that
is only found in youth. Itquickly removes Tan. Freck
les, Pimples, Blotches. Moth Patches, Sallowness,
Eruptions, and all impurities of the skin, kindly heal
ing the same, leaving.the skin white and clear as ala
baster. Its use can not be detected by the closest
scrutiny, and being a vegetable preparation is per
fectly harmless. It is the only article of the kind used
by Hie French, and is considered by the Parisian as
indispensable to a perfect toilet. Upwards of 30,(j00
bottles were sold during the past year, a sufficient
guarantee of its efficacy. Price only 75 cents. Sent by
mail, post-paid- on receipt "f an order, hv
BERGER, SHUTTS A- CO., Chemists,
fe6-ly , 285 River St., Troy, N. Y.
jlaODi D U I >
The World Astonished
AT THE WOXDERFUL REVELATIONS
MADE BY THE GREAT ASTROLOGIST
MADAME H A. PERRIGO.
SHE reveals secrets no mortal ever knew. She re
stores to happiness those who, from doleful events,
catastrophes, crosses in love, loss of relations and
frieods, loss of money. Ac., have become despondent.
She brings together those long separated, gives infor
mation concerning absent friends or lovers, restores
lost or stolen property, tells you the business you are
best qualified to pursue aud in what you will he most
successful, causes speedy marriages and tells you the
verv day you will marry, gives you the name, likeness
and characteristic of the person. She reads your very
thoughts, and by ber almost supernatural powers un
veils the dark and hidden mysteries of the future—
From the stars we see in the firmanent—the malefic
stars that overcome or predominate in the configura
tion—from the aspects and positions of the planets
and the fixed stars in the heavensat the time of birth,
she deduces the future destiny of man. Fail not to
consult the greatest Astrologist on earth. It costs you
but a trifle, and you may never again have so favorable
an opportunity. Consultation fee. with likeness and
a desired information.*!. Parties livitig at.a distance
can consult the Madame by matt with equal safety and
satisfaction to themselves, as if in person. A foil and
explicit chart, written out, with all inqu.nesanswered
ana likeness enclosed, sent by mail on receipt of price
above mentioned. The strictest secrecy wtfl be main
tained and all correspondence returned or destroyed.
References of the highest order furnished those de-
SSS. Write plainly the day of the month and
year in which you were born, enclosing a small lock
of hair. Address MADAME H-A.PER RIG ,
jeb6-ly p. 0. DRAWER 293. BUFFALO, N. Y.
RUSHES at Hoffman's.
CEDAR-WARE at Hoffman's.
CORDAGE at Hoffman's.
SHOE FINDINGS at Hoffman's.
SOLE LEATHER at Hoffman's.
POCKET CUTLERY at Hoffman's.
TABLE CUTLERY at Hoffman's.
BUILDING HARDWARE at Hoffman'a.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1867.
MIHO9 ill'JM MMB,
THE NEW YORK MICA ROOFING COMPANY, (established
1865) are manufacturing under Letters Patent the
Rest Article of Comnosition Roofing ever Otfered to
the Public. It is adapted to everv style of Roof, steep
or flat, and can be readily applied bv any one.
The U. S. Government, after a thorough test of its
utility, have adapted its use in the Navy Yards, and
upon Public. Buildings.
The Roofing is put up in rolls, and lias only to be
nailed to the Roof to make a
Durable Kire and Water-Proof Covering.
We particularly recommend its use upon
Buildings, Stores, Churches, Factories. Machine
Slioj s, Steamboat Becks. &e.
MICA ROOFING PAINT,
!■ or coating TIN, IKON, or SHINGLE ROOFS. It forms a
- Body Equal to Three Coats of Ordinary Paint.
No Roof can rust under it. and old leaky Roofs may be
made permanently water-proof and durable by its use.
The Paint requires NO MIXING, but is ready to be ap
plied with the ordinary paint brush. Priced $ \ per gab
lon, which will cover two huudred square feet.
Also manufacturers of
Black Lustre Varnish,
Tarred Felt and Roofing Fitch.
Discount to the Trade. Circulars and Price List fur
nished. Rights for counties sold at low rates. Address
THE MICA ROOFING COMPANY,
104 Broadway,JJr.\ r . Y.
Frank Humphreys, 61 Royal St.. N. O.; Schofield
Williams A Co., Augusta, Ga.; Baldwin H. Woods
Montgomery. Ala.; '1 hos. S. Coates. Raleigh, N. C.; E.
A. Tucker. Richmond, Va.; Henry Wilson, Petersburg,
Va., Agents. jan23
Teas for the People. iVo more Enormous
Profits for Consumers to Pay.
Fifty Cents to One Dollar per Pound Sav
ed by Buying your Teas direct
from the Importers.
T. Y. KELLEY A CO., Importers of Teas. In connection
with their lurjie wholesale business, have determined to
Introduce their Teas directly to consumers at Importers'
prices, thus effecting a saving to the consumer ol 40 to 00
per cent. Families can now club together for any kind or
qualities of Teas, in packages of sue pound and upwards,
and we will send them a superior article of Tea at 5 per
cent, above the cost of importation. Let some energetic
lady or other person i!) each neighborhood call upon her
acquaintances and take their orders for any of the follow
ing named Teas, and when a club of ten. twenty, or more
I- obtained, send to us and we will send the Teas put up in
s-parate packages, with the Dame of each person marked
on It. all enclosed in one box. As a FURTHER INDUCEMENT
to the person getting up the club we will send for his or
her services, an extra complimentary package on all or
ders ol 53J and upward. It Is perhaps not well understood
WHY we can sell teas so very low; but when it Is taken
Into consideration that, besides ttie original cost of Impor
tation, the Broker, Speculator, Jobber, Wholesale Dealer
a id Retailor, has each to reap a large profit and the Innu
merable Cartages, Cooperages, Insurances, Storages. Ac.,
which teas have to pass through hefore they reach the
consumer, will readily explain this. We propose to do
away with seven-eights of these profits and expenses, and
it now remains with the PEOPLE to say whether they shall
save 30 cents to SI.OO per pound on every pound of Tea
they purchase, or be compelled to give their earnings to a
host of useless go-betweens.
PEDLARS ami SMALL DEALERS wishing Teas to sell again,
can be accommodated with small packages to suit their
trade, but no reduction can be made, as these are our
Oolong. (Black) 70, 80. 90. $1 00, sl.lO, best $1 25, per pound.
English Breakfast. (Black) 80, 00. SI.OO, best $1 25, per lb.
Young Hyson. (Ureen) 85,93, SI.OO, extra $1.25, superior
$1 50, per pound.
Mixed. [Green and BUcW] 70, 80, 90, best SI.OO, per pound.
Imperial, [Green] $1.30, best tier pound.
Japan, SI.OO, SI.IO, $1 25. beat per pound.
Gunpowder. (Green) $1.30, best $1 GO per pound.
We have lately added a Coffee Department to our estab
lishment, and although we cannot promise the consumer
as great a saving as we can on Teas, (the margin for profit
on Coffees being very small,) yet we can sell Coffees fully
25 per cent, cheaper than retailers charge. Our Coffees
come direct from the Custom House and we roast and
grind them perfectly pure, put up In I or more pound
packages, at an advance of 2 cents pet pound.
Our Wholesale Price—Ground Coffees—Pure Rio, 25, 30
cents per pound. Best Old Government Java, 40 cts. Best
Ceylon, 40 cts.
■SENDI NO MONEY.—Parties sending orders for less than
S3O for Teas or Coffees should send with their order a P. O.
Draft or the money, to save the expense of collecting bv
Express. But large orderswe will forward by Kxpressand
collect on delivery.
We shall be happy at all times to receives call at our
Warehouse from persons visiting the city, whether deal
ers or not.
T. Y. KELLEY & CO.,
Late Kellev t Vought.
jMttSa 56 VJSBBT BTKBET. NKW YORK,
THE BEST IN THE WORLD •
mHE UNDERSIGNED IS AGENT FOR THE
IMPROVED SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
which will he placed upon trial with any other now
in use. He invites eompetion. It can bo tested
■JD co ->■'* * Q£> JO. & ELi
with any other machine to enable purchers to choose
THE BEST. TERMS LIBERAL.
Give him a call. [sepl2-6mj WM. LIND.
THE greatest improvement of the age, in this line
of trade. Ist. It does away with the wrinkles on
the instep, also, with the welted side seam which has
injured so tnanv feet and ankles. 2d. It makes the
easiest sitting a'nd best fitting boot ever worn. This
boot is now tnanafuctttred by P. F. Loop, who holds
the right of use for the county, and is prepared to
furnish all who wish to wear this boot. A liberal dis
count to dealers who wish to deal in these boots. Or
ders filled at short notice. Prices greatly reduced on
all goods at P. F. Loop's Shoe Store. febfi
To the Voters of Central Penna
I? LECTION is over and it has been decided by about
U 20,000 majority that the Tobacco and Cigars sold
at Frysinger's Tobacco and Scgar Store cannot be
surpassed, either in Quality or Price.
Look at the Prices, get some of the goods, and com
pare with all others, and you will be satisfied that you
get the worth of your money at Frysinger's.
Fry dinger' B Spun Roll only SI.OO per pound.
Frysinger's Navy " " " "
Frysinger's Congress " " " "
Willett Navy " " " "
Oronoko Twist *' " " "
And other Plug Tobacco at 40 and 60 cts. per lb.
Cut and Dry, 40 nd 60 cts. Granulated Tobaccos at
60 cts.. 60 cts . 80 cts.. SI.OO, $1.20, and $1.50 per lb.
Fine-Cut chewing, at $1.40 and $1 20.
Cigars at 1, 2, 8, 5 and 10 cts. each.
Pipes in great variety; also Cigar Cases, Tobacco
Pouches ana Boxes, Match Safes, and all articles
usually kept in a firsfcclass Tobacco and Cigar Store.
To Merchants, I offer the above goods at prices that
will enable them to retail at the same prices that I
Why Shiver With Cold,
When you can Buy
Knit Undershirts and Drawers
jan3o At BKISBIN'S.
3? O E T IR "52" _
WEIGHING THE BABY.
BY ETHEL LINN.
"H° w man y pounds does the baby weigh—
Baby who came but a month ago?
Hew many pounds from the crowning curl
To the rosy point of the restless toe?"
Grandfather ties the 'kerchiefs knot,
Tenderly guides the swinging weight,
And carefully over his glasses peers
To read the record "only eight."
Softly the echo goes around:
The father laughs at the tiny girl:
The lair young mother sings the words
While grandmother smooths the golden curl;
And stooping above the precious thing,
Nestles a kiss within a praver,
Murmuring softly, "Little one,
Grandfather did not weigh you fair."
Nobody weighed the baby's smile,
Or the love that eame with the helpless one;
Nobody weighed the threads of care
Front which a woman's life is spun.
No index tells the mighty worth
Of a little baby's quiet breath—
A soft, unceasing metronome.
Patient and faithful until death.
Nobody weighed the baby's soul.
For here on earth no weight there be
That could avail; God only knows
Its value in eternity.
Only eight pounds to hold a soul
That seeks no angel's silver wing,
But shrines it in this human guise,
Within so fair and young a thing.
Oh I mother, laugh your merry note;
Be gay and glad hut don't forget
From baby's eyes look out a soul
That claims a home in Eden yet.
.IAC K SPROUT'S C OWERSIOV.
A Life Sketch.
Jack Sprout swore a terrible oath.
In fact ho swore quite a number of
oaths, for he was very angry. It was
nothing wonderful for Jack Sprout to
swear, even in the presence of his wife,
for he was sadly given to the habit of
using profane language And yet Jack
was a good husband; an indulgent
father; an honest, industrious man;
and he possessed many other excellen
cies of character which might have
made him a valuable member of socie
ty, had it not been for certain loose
habits which had marked his course
from childhood, llis parents had been
careless and profane before him; his
father had been a tough, rough custo
mor; so Jack naturally enough came
up in the same track. But he was good
looking, and kind hearted, and genial
and social, and so he had gained for a
wife one of the very best maidens of
our town, as well as one of the hand
Mastor Freddy Sprout, aged five
years, stood by his mother's side, with
a sadly begrimmed and tear-streaked
face, and his story was, that Solomon
Gordon had whipped him with a stick,
and the boy's legs still bore a tew slight
tokens of the castigation. Two other
boys had come home with Master
Freddy, and their testimony corrobo
rated that which the sufferer had giv
en. Freddy, with some of his play
mates, had been throwing stones at
Mr. Gordon's dog, and one of tho mis
siles hurled by Freddy had hit the an
imal and caused him to howl with pain.
Of course, the stone thrown by such a
tiny hand could not have inflicted
much injury upon tho canine brute;
but Solorron Gordon loved his dog,
and when he saw what had been done
he caught Master Freddy and gave
him a thrashing; for be it known, Sol
omon Gordon was just such another
man as Jack Sprout, warm-hearted,
generous, and neighborly; but rough,
uneducated, strong-willed, and impul
Jack Sprout put on his bat and pre
pared to sally forth. His lips were
pale and tightly compressed, and tho
huge muscles in his arms worked like
bundles of ropes.
' Dear Jack,'pleaded his wife, 'don't
go out now.'
' Let me alone, Abby. No man shall
strike a child of mine without having
a chance to strike mo. I shall go and
see Sol. Gordon, and I'll give him such
a licking as he won't forget in a hur
ry !' And Jack closed the sentence
with a terrible oath.
'No, no, Jack—don't go. What
good will it do? Wait until you are
'Pshaw! Go away, Abby. There
is not power enough on earth to save
Sol. Gordon from a drubbing; and I'll
give it to him before the sun goes
And as Jack Sprout looked at that
moment he gave awful evidence that
he was physically able to make good
his word; for a more magnificent struc
ture of frame work and muscles was
not to be found in the town.
' Dear Jack,' cried his wife, taking
her husband by the arm, ' Oh, do listen
to me one moment, Freddy is not much
hurt, and ho ought not to have thrown
stones at Gordon's dog. You know*
both Solomon and his wife set every
thing by the little animal, aod he would
not bark at the boys if they did not
plague him. If you go and find Gor
don as you are now, you will only
make matters worse. Oh, I wish you
would drop it.'
Jack only shook his head, and smiled
one of those smiles which are terrible
upon the face of an angry man.
MEwnBTOWSJa anuMKtfiHsj ®®usyw7r 8 IPHHSIO
' Oh, Jack, if you would only try the
effect of kindness upon Solomon ! He
is a good man at heart—'
Jack interrupted his wife with a de
'Don't laugh at me, Jack. I tell
you it would be better to do so than
resort to blows. If you were attacked
I should not blame you for fighting to
protect yourself; but this is not a case
that calls for your strength of muscle.
There is a higher and nobler strength
that you can use now.'
' Ono!' uttered Jaok, 'you are preach
ing. You are giving mo some of your
Sunday School lessons. But I don't
want 'em. You may experience reli
gion as much as you please; but you
musn't preach the stuff to me.'
'Jack,' spoke the wife, with stern
solemnity, ' have I been any worse
since I began to have an interest in re
' No, Abby—you were good always.'
' Then why will you not listen to
me? If you will stay with me now—
if you will wait until your anger is
cooled—and then go and speak kindly
to Solomon Gordon, I give you my sol
emn pledge that you will feel a thou
sand times better than you will if
But Jack would not hear his wife
out. ile had sworn that he would
thrash Solomon Gordon, and he would
keep his word. His temper was at the
boiling point, and he was fairly aching
to get his hands upon the man who
had dared to strike his boy; for Fred
dy was his pet, and every blow that
was laid upon tho child's body had
made a mark of fire upon his own
heart. So he put his wife away from
him and hurried from the house, slam
ming the door after him.
Away went Jack Sprout with rapid,
heavy strides; and had Solomon Gor
don fallen in his way just then he
would have most assuredly been beat
en ; for though Solomon was a stout,
bold man, yet Jack was a very Her
But Jack was destined to get pretty
thoroughly cooled off before ho met
the object of his wrath. As he ap
proached the bridge that spanned the
river just below the falls, he heard
loud cries of alarm, and upon hurrying
forward he found that a boy had fal
len from one of the projecting timbers
into the water. He looked over the
railing, and saw the little fellow just
coming to the surface of the foaming,
boiling flood —a curly-headed boy,just
about the age of his own darling Fred
dy—stretching forth his tiny hands in
agony of despair. It was a terrible
place, that seething, roaring pool,
where the waters of the great river
came pouring down from over the high
dam ; but Jack did not hesitate. He
torgot his enemy—forgot everything
but the danger of the little one—and
only stopping to kick off his boots, and
throw aside his coat, ho leaped down
into the angry flood. He caught the
boy in his arras, and then struck for
the shore. It was a mighty conflict,
but the strong man persevered. More
than once those who had gathered upon
tho bridge and upon the rocks had rea
son to fear that neither the man nor
the boy would come forth alive; but
Jack held his own against the mad
torrent, and finally reached tho shore
where many hands were ready to help
him. As for himself, a few minutes
action assured hyn that he was able to
walk; and he had sustained no injury
save a few trifling bruises. And as
lor the boy, he had come forth in safe
ty, for Jack had held bim high above
the water during all the time of his
And when Jack Sprout had regain
ed his breath, and was able to speak,
ho looked to see the boy that he bad
saved, and ho saw that it was Andy
Gordon, a bright-eyed, curlv-haired,
fair faced boy, not a year older than
was his son Freddy.
! Where's papa?' asked the dripping
' He's coming,' answered some one
in the crowd.
Jack looked tip, and saw Solomon
Gordon coming—Solomon, pal(f and
terror stricken—and with all possible
haste he seized his coat and boots, and
hurried away. He could not meet Sol
omon Gordon then.
' Mercy! What is it, Jack ?'
Mrs. Sprout was alarmed. Her hus
band was dripping wet, his step was
tottering, his breathing was labored,
and there was a livid mark upon his
forehead as though ho had received a
' It is nothing, Abby.'
' Has Solomon —'
'Pshaw! D'ye think Sol. Gordon
could have done this ? I have been in
tho river. A little boy had fallen from
tho bridge right into the flood beneath
the falls. I jumped in and brought
' Alive ?'
'Yes, alive and unhurt..'
' Oh, thank God I Whose child was
it, Jack V
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' Don't stop to ask questions now,
Abby, but make me a cup of hot tea,
while I get on some dry clothes. My
soul! 1 think I had a narrow dodge
Jack put on somo dry garments, and
when ho had rested awhile he drank
his tea, and in the course of an hour
all traces of exhaustion had passed
1 1 tell you, Abby, I have had a good
many tough jobs in my day, but I
never had one like that beforo. A
weaker man than I could never have
brought out that child alive.'
' Oh, how grand it is, Jack, to use
ono's strength in such a cause! But
whose child was it? Do you not know?'
Before Jack could answer, the outer
door was unceremoniously opened, and
Solomon Gordon entered the apart
ment. Abby shrank back in alarm
when she saw how pale and excited
the man looked, and how ho trembled,
for she did not notice the moist brim
ming light that shone in his swollen
'Jack!' spoke the new comer, in a
gasping manner, at the same time hold
ing out both his hands. He choked
and stammered, but presently gained
strength to add : ' Ob, ray God ! what
can I say? Jack! Jack!' Here the
stout man broke fairly down, and burst
Jack, almost as much affected as
was his visitor, arose aud took the ex
' Never mind, Sol. It's all right.'
' No, no,' cried Gordon, 1 it isn't right.
It never can bo right. Oh, what can
I do? Jack, if I could only go back
to where I was this morning 1 Sly God!
I beat your child for a trifling thing,
and you have saved mine from a terri
ble death, saved him almost at the ex
pense of your own life. Kill me if you
will. Beat me Jack. Do anything
you like, but only forgive me for what
I did to your little Freddy—forgive
me, so that this saving aqt of yours
shan't bo always like a heap of coals
upon my head!'
And then with sudden impulse—un
der the influence of such an emotion
as he had never before experienced,
Jack Sprout said:
' SolomoD, I tell you it's all right.—
You have more reason to thank God
that I saved your child than I have.
When I went forth from my house I
was full of wrath and madness, and
curses were upon my lips and in my
heart. I should have sought such re
venge as the wild beast seeks. Is it
not better that I found your little
Andy in the flood ? and is it not better
that my great strength was used in
saving his life? I forgive you, Sol.
from the bottom of my heart. And
now, I say, IT'S ALL RIGHT !'
And so was cemented a friendship
holy and lasting.
Seemingly slight perturbations in the
current of a man's life sometimes work
marvelous changes for good or ill.
'Abby,' said Jack Sprout—it was
late in the evening, and they had been
sitting for some time without speaking
—< I believe I am converted.'
' Yes, Abby, I am converted. Saul
of Tarsus, that you read to Freddy
about last Sunday, was not more sud
denly brought to light than I have
been. Really and truly, there is more
virtue in kindness than in enmity; it
blesses everything and everybody. He
who bestows it is as much blessed as
he who receives it.'
And then the wife with her arm
placed gently around her husband's
neck, gently, kindly said:
'Dear Jack wouldn't we both be
happier if we would try to live by the
j blessed rules laid down by the Saviour?
1 Oh, I know that they were given by
One who sought our highest good, and
I think we should find much joy in
trying to square our lives by the gold
And Jack with a kiss, made answer:
' My darling, we will try.'
Nightmare is now politely termed
the 'nocturnal horse, feminine gender/
"How does that look?" said Mr.
Cramp, holding out his brawny hand.
"That, said Ames, "looks as if you were
out of soap."
A country schoolmaster thus de
scribes a money-lender: He serves
you in the present tense; he lends you
in conditional mood; keeps you in the
subjective; and ruins you in the future.
"Why does a dog waggle his tail?
Lord Dundreary tells his friend the
solution of this difficult riddle: "Be
cause a dog is stronger than the tail;
if he wasn't, the tail would waggle the
Lorenzo Dow was once preaching a
sermou on the duty of wives, and said,
"I see opposite me in this congregation
a woman who has been guilty of diso
beying her husband; and in order to
point her out for condemnation, ! am
going to throw my hymnbook at her
head." He lifted his book, and instant
ly every female head was ducked.