Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, May 21, 1869, Image 1

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No. 13, South Queen Street, Lancaster.
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iirAll subscriptions must invariably be paid
in advance.
Of every description, nesta and prooptly exe
cuted, at short notic nd on the most
reasonable '
The time of the arrival and departure of the
trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Lan
caster, has been changed, as follows :
C1nein.Ex....12:07 a. m. Pittsburg Ex. 1:27 a. m
Phila.Express4:o2 iPhila. Exp... 219 "
Fast Line 6a5 44 , Mail 11:15 "
Lane. Train.. 8:58 " IFat Line 2:85 p.m
Day Express. 140 p.m. Columbia Ac. 2:45 "
Harrishog Ac..5:54 " I Harrisblg Ac. 5:54 "
Southern Ex..4:00 'Lane. Train.. 7:29 "
Cinein. Ex.... 1018 "
Great Trunk Linefronathe Northand North
westfor Philadelphie, New York, Reael
ing, Pottsville, Thniaqua, Ashland, Sha
mokin, Lebanon, Allentown, Easton Eph
rata, Litiz, Lanoaater, Columbia, a x.
Trains leave Harrisburg for New York as fol
lows: At 2.85, 5.20, &lea. m.,12.93 noon 2.410 and
10.55 p. m., connecting wit h similar trains on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and arriving at New
York at 9.46 a. m., 11.45 a. m., 3.50, GA, 9.80 p.m.,
and 6.00 a. m. respectively. Sleeping Can se
company the 2.85,6.90 a. m. and 10.66 p.m. trains
without chafric.
Leave Ha burg for Reading, Pottsville,
Tamaqua, inersyille, Ashland, Shamokin,
Pine Grove, Allentown and Ph iladelphia, at
v.lO a. in., 2410 iiud.4.lo m. swag pa bebop
non and maMtpal Way allAlOnie the
_4.40 p,
train making connections for Philadelphia,
Pottsville and Columbia only. Por Pottsville,
Schuylkill Haven and Auburn, via Schuylkill
and Susquehanna Railroad, leave Harrisburg
at 8.80 p. m.
Returning: Leave New York at 9.00 a. in., 1200
noon, 6.05 and 8.00 p. m., Philadelphia at 8.14 a.
in. and 3.80 p. m.; sleeping cars accompany the
9.00 a. M., 5.05 and 8.00 p. m. trains from New
York, without change.
Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphia at
7.80 a. in. connecting with similar train on East
Penna. Railroad, returning from Reading at
6.80 p. xn., stopping at all stations; leave Potts
villa at 7.30 8415 a. m., and 2.46 p. in.; Shamokin
at 6.26 and 10.26 a.m.; Ashland at 7.00 a.m., and 12.30
noon, Tamaqua at 8.30 a. m.; and 2.24 p. in., for
Philadelphia and New York.
Leave Pottsville, via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad at 7.00 a. ut. for Harrisburg, and
11.30 a. in. for Pine Grove and Tremont.
Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves
Reading at 7:30 a. in., returning leaves Phila
delphia at 3:16 p. in.
Pottstown Accommodation Train: Leaves
Pottstown at 6.25 a. m.; returning, leaves Phila
delphia at 4.30 p. m.
Columbia Railroad Trains lisive Reading at
7.00 a. m. and 6.15 p. m. for Ephrata, Litiz, Lan
caster, Columbia, An.
Perkichnen Railroad Trains leave Perkiomen
Junction at 3.00 a. in. and 6.00 p. in.; returning,
leave bkimosek at 8.15 a. in. and 1.00 p m., con
necting with similar trains on Reading Rail
On Sundays: Leave New York at 8.00 p. m.,
Philadelphia at 8.00 a. m. and 8.15 p. m., the
8.00 a. in. train running only to Reading; Potts
ville 8.00 a. m.; Harrisburg 5.20
66 a. in., - 4.10 and
and 10.55 p. and Reading_ at 12., midnight, 2.51
7:15 a. tn. For Rarrieburg, at 12.55 midnigh
and 7.05 a. in. for New York; and at 9.40 a. m. and
4.25 p. m. for Philadelphia.
Commutation, Mileage, Beason, School and
Excursion Tickets, to and from all points, at
educed rates.
Baggage checked through; 100 pounds allowed
each Passenger,
General Superintendent.
READING, PA., April :16, ls6B. [aprllllo.ltdam
THURSDAY, APRIL 15th, 1889,
Lanoaster.....B 4 / 5 s. m. Reading 10.49 a. m
.....810 p. m. " 680 p.m
Columbia .....8:00 q al. " a. in
61 890 pi ui. " 6:80 p. m
Beading 7AN) a. m. Lanoaster.....9:ls a. m
6:15 p. m. .. ...Bab p.m
700 a. m. Columbia a. in
..... 6:15 p. m. .....8:30 p. m
Trains leaving Lancaster and Columbia as
above, make close connection at Reading with
Traini North and Boutin on Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad, and West on Lebanon Valley
Road. Train leaving Laneastarat &06 A. M. and
Columbia ate A. M. conneotadosely at Reading
with Train for New York.
Tickets can beobtained at the Ofeaes of the
New Jersey Central Railroad, foot of Liberty
mtreet, New Yorkpuid Philsdedphistanditerult
Railroad, lath and CaHowhill
Through tickets to New York and Philaitel
phia sold at all thlianeipal Stations, and Bag
gage Checked Th
MrMileage TicicerVel oks for 300 or 1000 mils!,
Season and Excursion Tickets, to and from all
points, at reduced rules.
Trains are run by Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Time, which is 10 minutes hurter than
Pennsylvania Railroad Time.
apl Ib4o-tt] GPO. F. GAGE. Supt.
Trains leave York for Wrightsville and Co.
lumbia, at 6:20 and 11:40 a. in., and 8:30 p. in.
Leave Wrightsville for York, at Mu a. in., and
1:00 and 0:50 p. m.
Leave York for Baltimore, at 6:00 and 7:16 a.
m., 1:06 p. and 12 midnight.
Leave York . for Harrisburg, at 1:39, 616 and 11:96
a. in., and 2:90 and 10:16 p. m.
001110 NORTE.
At 3:25 a. m., and ida and 40 p. m.
0011.10 8017 TE. .
At 3:45 and ISM a. tn., and 12:30 and 10:45 p. m
Photographs, &v.
l'arcids to Families,
Father to Daughter,
Mother to Son.
When the light has leftthe house, moment'
such as these easspovriel their interest.
Miniature or Opal Pictures, admitted to be
the WO ba:the city outd no superior in the State
Cianotaittly lnegiNt demand and great expo.
Mame In e rainAtture give us greater
facilities and be ter results than any establish
ment outside of large cities.
Centre Table. Also, prismatic Instruments.
Lame Colored Work W some of the best Ar
tists in Philadelphia andelsewhere, in the high,
est style of the art. ludialnk, Pastille, Crayon
and colors, at
Jan 1-Iyrj No. 90 East Kinpst.
U . 8. HOTEL,
Orrostra PUNA. R. Dawn,
tobl2-Iy] Proprietors.
VoL. 11.
No. 56 East King-st., Lancaster, Pa.
Being duly licensed as a Claim Agent, and
having a large experieneemprompt attention
will be given to the following classes of claims:
BOUNTY and PAY due discharged Soldiers and
BOUNTY (additional) to Soldiers who enlisted
for not lees than 2 or 3 years, or were honora
bly discharged for wounds received.
BOUNTY (additional) to Widows, Children, or
Parents of Soldiers who died from wounds re
ceived or disease contracted in said service.
PENSIONS for invalid Soldiers and Sailors, or
to their widows or children.
PENSIONS for fathers and mothers, brothers or
sisters of deceased soldiers, upon whom they
were dependent.
PENSIONS and GRATUITIES for Soldiers or
their Widows from Pennsylvania, in the War
of 1812.
PAY due Teamsters, Artificers and Civil em
ployees of the Government.
PAY due for horses lost in the United States
CHARGES...-Fees fair and moderate, and in
no case will charges be made until the money
is collected. [dee 21).lyr*
After paying Losses to the amount of $1,110,000
All the Surplus Dividend amongst the Po/icy
Holders every year.
For further information apply to
From "Father Abraham" Oillee_ l
nololf] Lancaster, tn.
J. F. FRUEAUFF, 'General Agent for renn , a.
(Above J. F. Long & Son's Drug Store.)
This Company offers more SOLID and REAL
inducements than any other Life Insurance
Company in the country.
Send or call and get a Circular.
Active solicitors, male or female, wanted in
every township in the State. [Jan 14th•
Farmers and Dealers who send their orders
direct to us, can avail themlelvee of the
And save the Commission. Early orders will
be udvantageons to buyers.
Manufacturers of
We sell only No. l—reoeived direct from the
A splendid Manure packed in barrels.
We also otter for sale POUR LAND PLASTNIS,
HYDRAULIC Csuswr sad a foil assortment Of
febll2-3m Sole Agents at Lancaster.
Hata, Caps, Furs, &c.
1868. 1868.
Latest style Fall and Winter HATS and CAPS
in all qualities and colors.
We ar
assortmentnow c
n et " ad". laciest and ll7l
compl ete FAlir FURS ever offered in inn marke t, at
very low prices.
Buffalo Robes, lined and unlined; Hudson Bay
Wolf, Prairie Wolf, Fox, Coon, do.
Of all qualities, to which we would particularly
invite the attautim of all persons in want of
articles in *hat line.
KID, do,, die
Ladies , Foe Fur Trin and Hoodsneed ialoves, Gattatlets
wackumx4l AKE RETAIL.
Whereas my wife 0111.11.111 NE flu lott
my home Without any Tut mines or provoca
tion. ail persona are b by issummea nab to
trust her co my semient. se I will 7 ,0 4 10.4
whieh she msy enotrast.
Martin township, aprii OW, 111111-411*
to see the right, let us strire on to finish
we are in; to bind up the nations n'
Queer fellows are the sons of song!
Not always literal truth they write;
Often they catch a strange, wild thought,
And chain it down in "black and white."
To range at will o'er hill and dale,
Unshackled must the poet be;
Stern logic would confine his limbs:
He must have elbow room, you see.
Fancy and Fact, we've heard of both,
Not quite alike, as all may know:
Fanny mounts high on eagle.' wings;
Fact plods along, quite sure—but slow!
And though so much unlike, yet still
They're linked by a mysterious chain:
Each is one form of mighty truth,
To gifted eyes, so bright awl plain.
Shall Matter say to godlike Mind
"I am the truth, and thou a lie?"
The beauties of the arch of Heaven
How can the sightless oyster spy"
And yet the lark, fin soaring wing,
Withjoyous heart, and flashing eye,
Her plumage bathed in morning light,
Flits meteor-like along the sky
Let sober Matter hold his place !
Grave and " conservative " is he:
But Mind may , range through boundless
V F anc W,
.0n y's pinion, bold and free!
"And so you have really and truly eN
Joyed this month iu the country, cousin
“I have indeed, Florence; and the only
thing that takes the sting from regret at
leaving the dear old place, is the thought
that you are to return with me, and that
I may try my utmost to make you enjoy
the next month as I have done this.”
"To introduce me into society, to bring
me out, I suppose?" said Florence. "But
don't you think I am rather old for that
sort of thing? I have seen twenty, cousin
"Without one season in London, said
he; without one admirer save the clownish
young men of the neighborhood, without
a single offer of marriage, if I mistake not,
Floy. It is really shocking to bury your
beauty for so long in such a remote place
as this."
“As to offers of marriage, you are
wrong,” replied the youn g lady, laughing
ly. "I have been honored by two; one
from Mr. Sam Gregory, who with a great
deal of bashfulness and fidgeting about,
asked my consent to be Mrs. Sam, and the
other from the Reverend Westrop Deans,
a poor curate, who couldn't sound his h's.
I didn't wept eithet"..
Mt. Olive Hardinge lifted his hand with
a gesture of disgust, and shaking his head
replied dolefully: "Which i 4 will eventu
ally come to, perhaps, if you are not quick
ly out of this mediocre class into that
higher grade of society to which you are
entitled by birth and position. I am very
glad you are going to my mother for a
little time; for although there is not, my
dear cousin, a more perfect lady in all
London than you,. yet the constant com
panionship of this so-called upper clue
village might in time cause you to forget
that your superior birth precluded the
possibility of your ever choosing ahusband
from among the young men of the families
you are in the habit of visiting; for it
would ill beseem the blood of a Hardinge
to mate with one beneath her."
The hot blood flew up in a torrent to
therPs face as her cousin uttered these
words, for she knew that her mother had
been so considered to demean herself,
when, two and twenty years before, she dis
obeyed the commands of a stern parent,
and sterner brother, and proudly placing
her hand in the strong, warm grasp of a
man who had no sin against him but his
poverty, his ambitious day dreams, and his
love for her. she remembered how in his
obscure spot, they had eked out his mea
ger pittance; how the glorious productions
of art, that his imagination had vivified
into almost living creatures, had passed
away, and left the noble face drawn and
sad, the large, eloquent eyes that had
fought so bravely for them, a closed vol
ume of blindness and death. Then the
struggle for life, for existence, the long
years of su ff ering and sorrow of early life,
And subsequently the two hundred pounds
a year that some unknown relative dying,
left them.
She had never seen a single member of
her mother's family, until a month before,
when Clive Hardinge, son of that brother
who had sealed up his fathers heart
against his slater all the years of his life
came suddenly upon them in their quiet
country home, was struck with the refine
ment that pervaded the atmosphere in
which his aunt and cousin lived, and was
charmed with the rare grace and fresh
beauty of the young girl. He hastened to
create an amiable understanding between
his mother and Mrs. Lysle, which being
easily effected, as Mrs. Hardinge enter
tained no lbeling of resentment against a
woman she bad never seen, he suddenly
fancied that the cool breezes of Hillside
might have a beneficial influence upon his
town bred constitution; and therefore,
without much circumlocution, he gave a
broad hint to that effect. His aunt took
the hint and invited him. During his stay
he and Florence had been a great deal
thrown together, and with a constant
interchange of thought and opinions pass
ing *tweet them, grew in a month
pretty well to know and appteciate each
Clive Hardin g° was neither handsome
nor young; but he possessed that which
„ieh Pet and English women es-
PecOlaY, W 3 more in men than correct-
Five and thirty
years had rolled over his brown head, and
left the wavy hair still brown, and the
gray eyes undimmed in the lire of their
boyhood. He considered himself a mid
dle aged man now; and if any midsummer
day dream had ever tinged with a transient
brightness the even tenor of his life, it was
long since rolled up in the forgotten past.
He took an • interest in Florence, a deep
interest by reason of her beauty, her in
nocence and her unprotection. Man of
the world as he was, thoroughly under
standing all the ins and outs of society,
he felt that his cousin was no common
girl—that she was at once adapted to fill
a higher position than thty, in which she
had never yet moved. He took this in
terest to heart and acted rather vaguely
upon it.
In the pause that succeeded his last re
mark his keen discernment instantly de
tected the insult he had unintentionally
offered her, and with a slight embarrass
ment in his face, be bent forward and said
"Forgive me 'Ploy, do not misunder
stand my meaning. lam referring to
youthelf; you will be engaged before you
leave London. Mark my words."
TtpOlush died out of her face, and a
merry sparkle danced in her eyes as she
said, gaily, "What, in one month! My
good cousin, how quickly you are going
to dispose of me. Make no such rash
prophecy, thou oracle of evil."
"But I do," said Clive. "Let we bet
you a dozen pair of gloves that my pre
diction comes true."
"Against what?" she asked.
"Against a kiss," he replied.
"Sir, you surprise me!" said Florence.
"But you would lose your bet."
"If I lose I will pay," said he, "and if
you lose you must pay."
"But I shall not lose, cousin Clive,"
said Florence. "I am sure that none of
the gentlemen to whom you introduce me
will satisfy my fastidious taste."
"'Wait until you see them, my dear
child," said Clive. "You are very unso
phisticated. I only fear they will find too
easy ingress to that little untried heart of
She laughed a laugh that had a ring of
scorn in it, which made him look up with
a puzzled expression, as though he could
not quite fathom her, as she left the room.
Mrs. Ear'dale's saloons were crowded
witerfashlon, beauty and wealth. It was
her last *al of the season ;lad the most
brilliant she had given. Amongst the as
sembled ladies it was evident that one was
the centre of attraction, the dazzling star
around which the smaller stars ceased
to shine. She was quite surrounded by
gentlemen obtrusive in their attention and
tiresome in their flattery. She seemed to
feel it acutely, as she stood with heighten
ed color and disdainfhl lips, mutely in
their midst. She scareely lifted the curl
ing lashes from her dark eyes, or gave the
least movement to the hair that covered
her white shoulders like a golden veil.
She was perturbed and distressed, and
wanted to get away from them. All the
evening she had been herself merry and
gay, but her most careless glance had been
met by one almost passionate in its admir
ation, her laughing tones answered by the
mosefulsome flattery, that, angry with
herself and them—having aptly learned
in three short weeks to heartily despise
the hollow mockery of what the world
called pleasure—she now stood this last
hour in the ball room in anything but a
happy frame of mind. At last there was
a breakin the circle, and the low tones of
the vdtEries of fashion ceased for a mo
ment, as a young man of quiet gentleman
ly bearing made his way up to the young
`Miss Lysle," said he, "permit me to
conduct you to the conservatory. You
were speaking of—"
They had passed through the rooms,
and she turned to thank him for bringing
her away.
But where is Clive?" she asked.
"Are we not soon to go home? I am so
of dancing, or of London dissi
pation, which?" he asked.
"Both," she replied. "I wouldn't live
hy.re for worlds, if Iliad to be dragged
about night after night like this."
"Then such a life has no charms for
"No, indeed," was the reply. "lam
disappointed in Clive Hardinge. I thought
him superior to such frivolity. He seems
to like it."
" There you mistake, Ploy," said her
companion. "It is society that courts
him, not him that courts society. As
you say, he is superior to it."
"Than, why does he go into itso much?"
she siskitd.
" kl*ls performing a sort of penance,"
was , VCreply, "and mixing in gaiety,
which he detests, for the sake of one whom
he caresfor much, to see if the pure gold
of spiritWity in her heart will stand the
test of the scheming world."
She looked up in the dark eyes of Clive's
dearest frond, but beyond the smile upon
the lips, and the slight pressure of her
hand upon , his arm she could read nothing.
I i am going home in five days," she
said, as they passed through the rooms.
" Are you sorry or glad?" he asked.
" I shall be glad, to see my mother
again, but shall be sorry to leasie
aunt, she has been so kind to me—and
cousin Clive."
"He is rather old, don't you think,
Floy? something the old bachelor about
him—too old to marry, in tact."
"Who—Clive?" she said. "He is not
old, is he? I never noticed it. His hair
is not gray 40 his rime is not wrinkled.
Ile is very handsome, ie cousin Clive."
itn who Shall have borne the bathe, and
VON , and his orphan, to do all which may
nd cherish a just and a lasting peace
rselves and with till natiosit."—d. Z.
, 1869.
" Trolodeattle, Ploy? You style' have put
on love's spectacles, surely; friend as he
is, I could never call him handsome 3ret."
"Don't talk nonsence, Willie," said Flo
rence, pettishly. " I repeat, Clive Har
dinge is handsome. ' he has more strength,
might and majesty in his countenance
than a dozen ordinary men. Here he
comes, now judge for yourself."
If a weary look and pale face denoted a
handsome physique, Clive Hardinge cer
tainly possessed it at that moment. He
came forward to Florence.
" Would you like to go now?" he said,
kindly; " my mother is already cloaked,
and waiting for the carriage."
She quietly took his proffered arm, and
extending her hand to Clive's friend bade
him good night.
* * * * *
. Miss Lysle sat at her work in her aunts
morning room, the day before her depar
ture home. The blue cashmere robe she
wore suited well the purity of her com
plexion, and the rich curls of glittering
hair. She looked marvelously pretty, and
so thought Clive liardinge, as he mado it
his special business to visit the room that
morning. But her eyelashes were wet;
she looked as if she bad been-shedding a
tear or two, silently there to herself; and
perhaps the softness and tenderness in her
face made het appear more beautiful still.
Clive carried a long narrow box in his
hand, of blue enamel and gilt, and placed
it under her eyes.
" The bet, Florence," said he. " Have
you forgotten it? You have won it quite
fairly—or will have done so to-morrow,
for there remains yet one more day before
the month is completed. Now will you
tell me why you have so coldly declined
the two offers of marriage you have been
honored with sines your stay with us?"
" I did not feel myself honored," she
replied. " One was from a spendthrift and
dehauchee; the other from a brainless fop,
who possessed but one idea in the world
—that of admiring his own figum."
" But you have repelled admiration so
persistently," said Clive. " Others, who
certainly admired you, would—"
" Thank you, cousin Clive, for the bet."
" May I look?" interrupted Florence, as
she put out her hand for the box.
"Certainly, not, until to-morrow, then
you may weartheprettiest pair of gloves
the box contains, i f you like; and when
you are gone perhaps I shall be able to
get back my rest again, and my appetite.
You have robbed me of both since you
have been here."
" Cousin Clive!"
“ I say you have robbed me of both,”
repeated Clive. " Before I saw you I was
able to eat like any other ordinary mortal;
but now the dazzling things at the table
are not the plate and crystal, but a pair of
snowy hands that keep moving up and
down and mesmerize my eyes to look at
them. Before you came I could sleep
soundly enough at night, and wake re
freshed in the morning; but now my
dreams are, wild and ftwerish, of bewilder
ing eyes and glittering golden hair, and
one ethereal form that comes between me
and alumbe r. 11
“Please don't cousin Clive,” said Plo
" But I will," said he. " Oh, you shall
fairly win your bet, my little Floy. lam
a cross old bachelor cousin; but for all
that I mean to tell you that I love you
with all my heart and soul."
" Iler head dropped down suddenly, and
the long hair fell over her hot cheeks, and
her hands trembled and clasped themselves
together on her lap.
There was a painful pause, and when
Florence dared to lift her eyes she saw
Clive Harding's face buried in his folded
arms, quiet and still. She rose hesitating
ly, and then went up to him, placing one
soft hand on his hair, while with the other
she extended the unopened box.
" I don't want your gloves, cousin
Clive," she said.
"Why not?" he asked with white lips.
" Because I have lost my bet,” she re
plied, turning away her shy face.
" Florence—my darling Floy, have I
won it?" rapturously starting up and
catching her hand.
"Yee, and me too," she murmered, as
she lifted her blushing face to his, and his
arms closed around her in a tight embrace.
The Hon. Jacob. Thompson, of Missis
sippi, recently made a speech to his neigh
bors at Oxford, in that State, on his return
from Europe. He took rather a hopeful
and cheerful view of the situation. The
people of the South had attempted by force
of arms to set up and maintain a separate
Government and had failed. It was
now their duty to accept the result of
that failure in good faith; to struggle
with a hearty good will to build up the
waste places, and thus secure prosperity
and plenty to the people. Mr. Thompson
In all ages the God of battles has made
some curious and inexplicable decisions.
But it is not for us to find out the reasons
which controlled Him. It is ours only
to obey the decision, because from it there
is no appeal. In the late war the power
of arms decided that we. should remain
one people t now indihrover. The God of
battles decided the case in favor of Union.
Now the true Christian mast justify the
ways of God to man '
' and therefore he
must say it was wisest and best that the
case should be so decided. From this
position a duty is devolved uport every
man. Each individual is bound to con
tribute his mite to make this people a
great pee*, strong, happy, prosperous
an glorious.
No. 27.
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1 week .... • 75 $l4O $ 2 10'$ 3 50.$ 600
8 weeks... I 1 83' 180 • 2.'1 4 Nil 8
3 weeks... 150 220 3,b sOO 10 WI
1 month... 175 2 $l9 390 7 12 00
2 months.. 275 400 000 10 20
8 mouths.. 400 Y'oo 112 a
6 months.. 700 11 410 144 M II 40 00
1 year 12 00 20 00 SO 00 40 60 00
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Administrators' Notice
Assignees' Notice
Auditors' Notice
SPECIAL NOTICES—Ten cents a line for the
first insertion, and Serer' cents a, line, for eaeb
subsequent insertion.
REAL ESTATE adverlasenteats t Tha 40■40 •
line for the first insertion , and Fiva oents a bite
for each additional insertion.
with neatness and deskatfh.
• THE orriczazint.
'the following is from an old story by
J. M. Paulding, the novelist, and - first
went the rounds of the press • rs
ago. It represehts a conversation ',Q.
tween a member of the Cabinet and a
hanger-on for office, and is suitable for
the present time:
The Secretary was called from his bed
one told winter's morning, to attend to
business of the "utmost consequence.”
He found a queer, long-sided man, about
six feet high, with a little apple head, as
long queue, and a face critically round,
as rosy as a ripe cherry; and the follow
ing conversation ensued:
" Well, my friend, what situation do
you wish?"
" Why, I'm not very particular, but,
somehow or other, I think I should like
to be a Minister. I don't mean of the
gospel, but one of them ministers to
foreign parte."
" I'm very sorry, very sorry, indeed,
there is no vacancy just now. Would
not some other place suit your
" Why-y-y," answered the apple-bead
ed man l "I wouldn't cam mush if 1,400&
a situation in one of thadOlarkingda..
wouldn't much mind belly; a Comptroller,
Auditor, or something.'
"My dear sir, I'm very sorry, very
sorry, indeed, but it happens, unikirtmsts
-17, that all these situations are at presiltill
Idled. Would you not take something.
My friend stroked his chin, and see thes
struggling to keep down the scoriae of
his high ambition to the present crisis.
At length he answered—
" Why-y-y yes; don't care it I get a
good Collectorship, or Inspectorship, or
Navy Agency, or anything of that sort:"
4 6 Really, my good sir," said the Sean-
Lary, "I regret exceedingly that not oidy
all these places, but every other place et
consequence in the Government, is at
present occupied. Pray, sir, think of.
something else."
lie then, after some hesitation, Milted
for a clerkship, and finally the place of
messenger of one of the public offices.
Finding no vacancy here, he seemed in.
vast perplexity, and looked all around the
room, fixing his eyes at length on me
and measuring my height from head tr i .;
foot. At last, putting on One of the
drollest looks that ever adorned the Ewe
of man, he said:
"Mister, you an I seem to be built
pretty much alike; haven't you got some
old clothes you could spare?"
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Lorenzo Dow is reported to have' stop
ped persons from leaving his meeting iry
requesting "all who had holes in the heels
of their stockings to ,go then or stay
through." A similar instancecthotwh
more truthful, and in .better Aaatec i f gLven
in the tilstory of Phineas Ake; a ithort ,
let Itinerant. 'While he was stationed in
one of the New York 'churches, ba .found
that many of the young people, of both
sexes, were accustomed - : to leave church •
before the close of the evening trvice. It
annoyed him, and he Sete:MAW to stop
it. The next Sabbath eingtig before he
i g
commenced his sermon he- Mg : "Some
of iny , brethren have been gr y atilkinl
that so many rung women leave ebuseliN
before the service is through. lihin P tell •
them they ought not to feel so, ikiit doubt,
less most of those that Igo out are young
women who live at service, and their Mis
tresses require them to be at home at nine
o'clock, and the your men have to go out
to wait upon than ma; sa berAer
when these young . women leave dwelt
before the service is over you will under
stand who they are, and not feel badly
about it." The brother Who gave Me
this fact said: "We were no more annoybd.
after this; they either staid away, or staisk
till the meeting was closed."
We hear a good story about Grandfath
er Welles, late of the Navy Department.
When he retired from office, he was agood
deal bothered about the expense of MOT
ing his furniture and baggage back to
Hartford. The franking privilege not be—
ing quite elastic enough tocover his ease,
he was permitted to take one of_the Gov—
ernment vessels. Who permitted him we
are not informed; but the vessel was load
ed, and or the gallant old salt sailed kot
the Connecticut river. When he got theme
he found that vessels drawing more thaw
six feet of water could not .get into tho
Connecticut river, whereas his drew elev
en! Mr. Welles had never been so me&
astonished in his life, The result of
was that Mr. Welles bad to go beating
along the co st; Until he fan* water
enough at New London to float his goods,
and thence he sent them home by rail, at
just double the cost of shipping them from
'Washington in the regular way. Mt.
Welles always was a remarkable man.
Mrs. Stanton goes it in this style upon
woman's dress, in the last Bengt/tuft
"As to woman's dress, we think it super
latively ridiculous, from her heels to he
bead, a sheer invention of the deill to
befool and belittle her, sad just as Wit as
she seeks active work arid amusement*
she will lay it aside. Already, at the.
gymnasium and skating pond, g irls have
donned a dress that leaves their lmiga
and legs free. The idea that a WOMOSI is
made like a churn on castors is fast paw
ing away, and it will not be long ere go,
too, will honor ttie bifurcated nts
and find new health and vigor in
breathing and freedom of looomOtion. it
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