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PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL R. R.
The time of the arrival and departure of the
trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Lan
caster, has been changed, as follows :
Cinein.Ex....l2:o7 a. ni. 'Pittsburg Ex. 1:27 a. in
Phila.Exprese 4:02 " Phila. Exp... 2:39 "
Fast. Line 635 " Mail 11:15 "
Lane. Train.. 8:58 " Fast Line..... 2:35 p. mn
Day Ekpress. 1140 p. 'Columbia Ae. 2:45 "
liarrish'g Ae..5:54 " liarrisb , g Ac. 5:54 "
Southern Ex..4:00 " Lane. Train.. 7e39 "
Cincin. Ex....10:38 "
MONDAY, APRIL 28, IWO
Great Trunk Line) . rom theNortham/North
west for Philadelphiet, New York, Read
ing, Pottsville, Tamaqua, Ashland, Sha
mokin, Lebanon, Allentown, Easton, Eph
rata, Litiz, Lancaster, Columbia, etc.
Trains leave Harrisburg for New York as fol
lows: At 9.35, 5.90, thre. m. 12.98 noon 2.00 and
10.55 p. m i egraneeting with'similar trains on the
Pennsyllrapria Railroad, and arriving at Now
York at '945 a in., 11.454 111.,3.150,6645, 9.p3 0.313„
sad 8.00 t h e respectively. Sleeping
company 2.85,5.20 a. rn. and 10.15 p.m. trains
Leave Harrisburg for Reading, Pottsville,
Tamaqua, itiaersville, .Adshiaad, 84amokin,
Pine Grove. Allentown and Phffibiphia;
8.10 a. in,, 2.00 and 4.10 p. m., stopping at Leba
non and principal Way Stations; the 4.10 p. m.
train making connections for Philadelphia,
Pottsville and Columbia only. For Potteville,
Schuylkill Haven and Auburn, via Schuylkill
and Susquehanna Railroad, leave Ilarrisburg
at 3.30 p. in.
Returning: Leave New York at 0.00 a. m., 12.00
noon, 5.05 and 8.00 p. in., Philadelphia at 8.16 a.
in. and 3.30 p. m ; sleeping cars accompany the
¶ , OO a. m., 5.05 and 8.00 p. m. trains from New
York, without change.
Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphia at
7.30 a. in., connecting with similar train on East
Penna. Railroad, returning from Reading at
6.80 p. m., stopping at al/ stations; leave Potts
ville at 7.30 8 45 a. in., and 2.45 p. m.; Shamokin
at 6.25 and 10.36a.m.; Ashland at 7.00 a.m., and 12.30
noon, Tamaqua at 8.30 a. m.• ' and 2.20 p. for
Philadelphia and New York.
Leave Pottsville, via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad at 7.03 a . in. for Harrisburg, and
11.30 a. in. for Pine Grove and Tremont.
. . -
Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves
Reading at 7:30 a. m., returning leaves Phila
delphia at 6:10 p. m.
YOUgtown Accommodation Train: Leaves
PoltstOwn at 8.25 a. m.; returning, leaves Phila
delphia at 4.30 p. in.
Uolumbia Railroad Trains leave Reading at
7.00 in. and 6.15 p. m. for Ephrata, Lit Iz, Lan
caster, Columbia, fLe.
Perkiomen Railroad Trains leave I'erkiomen
Junction at 0.00 a. m. and 6.00 p. M. returning,
leave Skilipuek at 8.15 a. in. and 1.00 p. 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 3.15 p. m., the
..00 a. tn. train running only to Reading; Potts
ville B.to a. tn .; ilarrislaurg 5.20 a. tn., 4.10 and
10.51 p. m., and Reading at 12.65, midnight, 2.51
,nut 7.15 a. m. For Harrisburg, at 12.65 midnight,
and 7.05 a. tn. for New York ; and at 11.40 a. m. and
1:25 p. In. for Philadelphia.
Commutation, Mileage, Season, School and
Excursion Tickets, to and from ull points, at
' , Weed rates.
Baggage checked through; 100 pounds allowed
ri eh Passenger
G. A. NICOLLS,
READING, PA., April 26, 1E6.9. [april
READING AND COLUMBIA It. 11
ON AND AFTER
THURSDAY, APRIL 15th, 1569,
A*SENG ER TRAINS WILLER RUN ON THIS
ROAD, AS FOLLOWS
Lancaster 4 4[1:, a. in
3.10 p. m.
0111 mbia 8.00 a. in.
Reading ..... 7:03 a. m.
a* ..... 6:15 p. in.
7:0. a. m.
4 4 • .. G:l5 p. in.
Trains leaving Lancaster and Columbia as
above, make close connection at Reading with
Trains North and Sout_ i ll: on Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad, and West ou Lebanon Valley
Road. Train leaving Lancaster at 8:05 A. M. and
Columbia st.B A. M. oonnectsolosely at Reading
with Train for New York.
Tickets can be obtained at the Offices of the
New Jersey Central Railroad, foot of Liberty
street, New York;and Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad, 18th and Callowhill streets, Phila.
Through tickets to New York and Philadel
phia sold at all the Principal Stations, and Bag
gage Checked Through.
-Mileage Ticket Books for 500 or 1000 miles,
Season and Exonrsion Tickets, to and from all
points, at reduced rates.
Trains are run by Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Time, which is 10 minute:a faster than
Pennsylvania Railroad 'Ttme.
apl 1849-tf] 1.80. F. GAGE. S
NORTHERN CENTRAL RA
Trains leave York for Wrightsville an '
Jumble, at 6:20 and 11:40 a. m., and 8:30 p. m
Leave Wrightsville for York, at 11:0J a. in
1:00 and GOO p.
Leave York for Baltimore '
at 5:00 and 7
in., 1:05 p. in.. '
and 13 midnight.
Leave York for Harrisburg, at 1:39, 6ao an I
a. m., and 2:39 and 19:16 p. m.
TRAINS LEAVE HARRISBURG.
At 3:26 a. in., and 1:20 and 4:20 p. m.
At 3:46 and 6a6 a. 14., and 12:30 and 10:45 p
Parents to Families,
Father to Daughter,
Mother to Son.
GENTLZatipT TO LA.DIXS.
W hen the light, bail left lb hew*, memorta
such as these eon ipounil thelfintereet.
GILDS SUPERB PHOTO.
Ministate or Paid / PiottitOs, admitted to be
the beet Islam ottgrotadstosugerbor in the State
constantly': inormsmg demand Ot ir li groat *Spo
tless° in th is style of ministate ve u greater
haiMMes latjl betas remila Min say oiMblish
meat outside of large cities.
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5:20 p. in
10:`20 a In
5:30 p. m
Lancaster.....9:ls a. m
&2b p. in
Columbia .....9:26 a. m
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BOOK AND JOB PMATTERS.
PLAIN AND PANOT PRINTING
o r • uziglittrovesd,
- srrica.—No. sopix4smi maw
invitation was accepted.
/0 you been long is this country?"
red Mr. King.
. me time," • replied his companion.
`l l ili fact, I never have left it."
"Never left it!" echoed Mr. King.
" o lii y o , u l un u d n e d r e e r t sto d o l l I
his companion. ;4 ' your pardon!"
Oh! nothing, nothing!" said Mr. King.
' in that fixed look, like the ghost in
. King accompanied his guest to his
, iind'hoped he would lind. everything
`Wes," replied the tall man, in deep,
lehral ones, "I think I shall find
_ /thing to my satisfaction."
XL r. King shuddered, and le ft him.
"My dear!" exclaimed Mrs. King, as
n as he gained his own room, "who is
"Don't talk to me!" said Jonas, tearing
• his coat and cravat distractedly
't talk to me!"
want tOlcnoW who he is, and
rir " talons "
I t 4 9 ° "
'I can't to t your. . It Ow.
'Where did 'yott e ver e b in?"
.'*'Never saw him in my lith before-nev-
Al want to again."
"What does be want?"
d'''''l know no more than you do."
' "Why did you ask him to stay all night
"Woman, you will drive me crazy!
.4Vill you let rue alone? I shall sleep up
ptairs to-night," and, seizing his dressing
down, he marched off to an upper room.
•-.. There he sat down on the side of the
to ruminate. What should he do?
r hat would become of him? He wanted
crush gut of the house, but no more
; thought. of attempting it than a rush to
1 moon, for he felt a perfect certainty of
ing heard, and stopped as he passed his
eel's bedroom door. Ile threw up the
window and examined the surroundings,
With the idea of letting himself down by
it Fie waist-pipe. Then lie thought of the
Joof, and the possibility of finding an open
trap-door on some roof in the row, and
My dear, 1 think we serail here. We
_ideseend shot as a burglar, what excuseing by it; and, providing he eseap
may go down to tea," said Mr. Jonas King 1. ' !icing
could he give for preferring that front door
to his wife, looking round upon a cheerful
to his own as a mode of exit? Then
little company in his own house. to
is one more come,"
"No;he plucked up his courage. After all,
voice bhind him. said a what need he fear? He locked the door,
Mr. King looked round with a start, 144..
~;‘, f i r:ceded it with furniture, and went to
and beheld a tall man standing in the door- ' ''''
It was neither forgery nor murder.
way, whose hat nearly touched the top of
it. Ile glanced at his wife,. who also stared i i h ' „ hzr ri e es w e i:s as a , woman at the bottom of this
since the days of Eve—
at the new-comer in astonishment. Step- : ''''''
i Finish the sentence for yourself'.
ping up to him, he said, "You are a
In Tonawanda, a village in Georgia,
stranger to me, sir. To what do we owe
there. w a s a brook, and beside it a row of
this honor?" magnolias, and beneath them a walk which
The tall man, without moving a muscle '
people called Lover's Walk; and then!
of his face, took out a card and handed it
was a Rose Lining, a sweet, little, (lancing
to Mr. King, who looked at it, and turned
creature, and Jonas King walked in that
Then he said, with many a pause and walI C with her.
He left. She died. The physician of
catching of his breath, "Won't you, sir
the village shaped his diagnosis rather by
a-lay aside your hat and-a-accompany i Washington Irving's soft-flowing periods
us down to tea? Our friends here were- ;
of 1 than by any medical authority,' and said
ha! ha! about to give us the
their company, and we should be-a-hap- !
remembered a glimpse he once caught of
py-oh, yes! very happy! to have you
her pale face, with the great, black eyes
join us." gleaming out of it, exactly like those eyes
The unknown had heard this speech ' in the room below; lie remembered her
with his deep black eyes fixed immovably
aged parents turning away from the grave
upon Mr. King to the end, without taking 2
or their only daughter. lle had once ~e•oia
dvantage of tae many pauses and hesita
ten a letter from her brother, a stripling
tions to "cut in," as school-boys say, or of sixteen, dated in China, he thought,
bridging them by sympathetic smile or
saying fiercely that when he count s month
bow. He now slowly replied, "I will cer
he would settle his account with him.
tainly remove my hat if I should join you
But what could the beast mean to do?
at tea; but hadn't I," glancing at the Surely, he could not sue for damages-the
company, -better wait for you here?" great Consoler had healed all wounds.
"Oh, no! Come down and take a e_u_p crt;_,And a pistol, or a cowhide-why, he
tea-take a cup of tea," said Mr. Mint
fussing with his bunch of seals, and lex:, , - would have used them at once.
As Mr. King lay there he felt the steady
ing everywhere but at the stranger. ; gaze of Rose Lining's eyes-he heard her
"As you please, said said the latter. "Pelt- , •Voice.• Ayl what was that beside him?
ape you will intr oduce me ter_yeurili c S; -Me Stated wildly up-it was nothing.
-Oh! ah! excuse me , " said Mr.
'My dear, this is Mr. rining,trcim 4"r,, About two o'clock he heard a slight
be place was inaudible . 4,,zOisest his door, and his wife's . hurried
Mr. Lining bowed low. rigwkiaw.through the keyhole. Thunder
"Th e rming 'IOW?. ' right," Pur" ' and Weetninal In his insane solfhanees
• ued Mr. King,. "l a likrunig had he left his precious wife and babes ex
eighbor of ours; and next to heir's' ocoet.gn he knew not what machiruttions!
Madison, her tlangliter- ! -,-thattr;her
.. •' ; , Ite, :. ;;„ from. the bed,„ tore down the
tr. mr. Lining, ladhis; kg ' .;:, ' . . . . 41aIng to the floor some% rare
Mrs. White," poinfins. tOr'a ' '. 1 ; `fr '. '• *Mt his wife had inherited
l e r
t!tirty-five, -and her...Wee:dont ,
~ SI , 1 r".; .. . grandmother, which 4e• 'had
Mr. White." ... ; .• I". , 1 . t . the
, I .• . 1" top of the chairs piled on
They went down to tea, • "I feel tjheer.
,i she' it
tett," whispered MltiitWhlte': ; - iurt manes : q • heavens! what is the matter?"
me think •of Faust and - M::tristilthel
~ !c ri o d , Tu . King..
Yon know he said he id.
It Id. bin - "What is the matter?" cried Mr. King.
Don't you think the lights' kirn' a lit . "The china! the china! reiterated Mrs.
blue?" - . l' Ring. "What have you done? Are you
"Mr. King has committed a murder in cra wl, •.,
a foreign land," said her friend; rind both ; ..tWhere is.thatman?” asked Mr. King.
looked at the light-heritted, neryous, little , In his ;oat,. I eu ,,
man, and tried to fancy him thd hero of a KW theatu d oue r nr .
tra2y.. 4414:0 • * .; but I was afraid to stay
"Maybe it's a sheriff's o ffi cer," • 'earitin- ' a l one . -tut your -what is the matter?"
ued the last young lady. , i t Just then a door Opened below. "What
"No, it can't 'be that, said Irlist w nit**'
'is the matter?" said the voice of the
"forte would have sent in word for Mg , strap r guest.
King to step out Ii the hall." " othiVothing! " returned Mr.
"Is that the Way it's done, dear?" re- Kbi ,' sty " I-- , "I-4 was only-a-tak
turned her Companion. "I don't know', lu g ali le gymnastic exercise. '
much about it. •We have never had - srretl l , ' TiTit ug• `little 'gymnastic exercise!"
a visitor." `l' echoed a deep voice. "lie-ho! ' hol"
NOTHING AT ALL IN THE PAPER;
Nothing at all in the paper to-day!
Only a murder somewhere or other—
A girl who has put her child away,
Net being a wife as well as a mother,
Or a drunken husband beating his wife,
With the neighbors lying awake to listen ;
Scarce aware he had taken a life
Till in the window the dawny-rays glisten.
But that is all in the regular way—
There's nothing at all in the paper to-day!
Nothing at all in the paper to-day!
To be sure there's a woman died of starva
Fell down in the street—as so maiiy may,
In this very prosperous Christie, natio*.
Or two young girls witlisome inward grlif
Maddened have plunged into the brity
Or a father has learned that his son's a thief—
Or a mother been robbed of one of her
Things that occur in the regular way—
There's nothing at all in the paper to dey.
There's nothing at all in. the per toidayl
Unless you care about the T.% t6be city;
How great rogues for their eri •enu ,
(Though eli Gentility or? ‘ Ilpit "
Like the • shop-bey Stara S 11
• • I ' milleir
ii• L-4• • aft. Aith
To pay some money he lost in betting,
But there's nothing in this that's out of lip
There's nothing at all in the paper to-day.
Nothing at all in the paper to-day
But the Births and Bankruptcies, Deaths
But Life's events in the old survey,
With Virtue begging and Vice in carriages;
And kindly hearts under ermine gowns,
And wicked breasts under hodden gray,
For goodness belongs not only to clowns,
And o'er others than lords does Sin bear
But what do I read?
—did I say
There was nothing at all in the paper to-day?
MR. RING'S MOTHER-IN-LAWN
"Mr. King," said his wife, severely, II — "Ile may well laugh !" barked Mrs.
"does your friend take tea or coffee?" • ttag.
"Co hie ; thank you;" responded R hottne, I "Do you ball that a laugh ?" said her
deep voice. • husband.
"Cream 40 sugar?" continued the lady. "Yes. What do you call it?"
n atty from him. . "I call it the cachination of a— My
"No cream." • - ' ,dear, the children are down stairs; you
The black dose was sent, with looks aswi l d better go hack."
black. Mi. Xing gave an fluploring look I Not alone! I cannot sleep alone in that
at his Nyt&. ' , ; Sol:elite-night,"
After what seemeA 144 hatele eve- I "Well, I'll o, too," ejaculated Mr.
ning, the host aid hostess Vißee' Uft.' alone Xi ngi and hand-in-hand the two spouses,
with the etnk*Er- "Zify aear," 4144 Mr. wFfsppoisi in thetr long, white nightrgowna,
Xing, "I •
met r.M Lining a t, leastl heard ..! deaceuded the stairs on tip - toe. As they
iin who shall have borne the battle, and
dow and his orphan, to do all ;Mich may
nd cherish a just and a lasting peace
rselyes and with till nations."-4. L.
lath. Perhaps he
•nd the night with
gained the foot, the spare-roomdeor open
ed again, and the same deep, hollow tones
said, "Has anything happened? Can I
Mrs. King screamed, and flew into her
own room. "No!" thundered Mr. King,
and banged his door.
"Jonas," almost shrieked his wife,"
"you must tell me what this means!"
"Clarissa, be quiet! I can tell you
"I must know, I am almost crazy.
Have you been doing anything dreadful?"
"I may do something dreadful if I am
provoked," said Mr. King. lle was re
gaining his courage now; besides, he could
always bluster to his wife. "Let us try
to sleep now,"fulminated he. "God only
knows what morrow has in store for
As this comforting postulate could not
be controverted, Mrs. King tried to make
as good a pillow of it as she might.
The next day came.
"Are you at leisure this morning, Mr.
King?" questioned the tall man.
"N—no—not exactly," stammered he;
"that is—l have to go to business now.
If—a—you—a—could tome back to din
ner. We dine at four."
"As you please, " said' Mr. Lining.
"Jonas," saki Mrs. King, when he went
to get her market orders, "I want to speak
to you again about my mother. lam go
ing to write to her to-day, and—"
"Clarissa," interrupted Mr. King,
"your mother can't come to live here. I
say so for the hundredth time; the house
isn't big enough."
"It seems big enough for all the stray
waifs that come along," responded Mrs.
"There never was a house yet big
enough fora man and his mother-in-law."
"But, my mother—"
"Oh! hang your mother!" roared Mr.
King, and rushed out of the door.
Who so merry as Mr. King that eve
ning? Ile kept up a running lire of small
talk, allowed Mr. Lining no opening for
business; and when ten o'clock came would
not hear of his leaving. "Stay awhile
with us!" he said, hospitably. And to
his wife he added, when they were alone,
"For God's sake, don't provoker hint,
"How long is this to go on, Mr. King?''
said his helpmate, in reply, in a tAlne of
cool, concentrated indignation.
"How can I tell!" groaned the wretched
"Ilow can you tell? Are you going to
take no measures about it?""
"Couldn't you put a little arsenic in his
eotli.v?" suggested he.
"Mr. King, are you serious?"
"l'crhaps 1 may lie," returned he,glown
ily. "Can't you think of anything you
"Oh, yes!" rejoined Mrs. King, sarcas
tically; "think of anything I could do!
Why don't you think of something you
The next morning, before tl:
down to breakfast, Mrs. King be ,
on the subject of her mother.
Mr. King was tyinff b his cravat
gan to hum an air. At this h
lost all patience.
"Mr. King, are you listeniff
cried. "I don't believe you hea
"I know it all, my dear," said he. "I've
heard it often enough—filial affection, de
clining years, sympathy, society, and all
the rest of it."
"Will it never be possible to make you
see the thing in the right light?"
"With my mind's eye," said Mr. King,
throwing back his head in an attitude, "1
look into the dim future, and I can see no
possible combination of circumstances
which can change my opinion."
Mrs. King regarded him with a look of
angry contempt, "I know something
that would," she said. "If dear ma had
the prospect of a hundred thousand—"
"Oh! in that case, my dear," interrupt
ed he, "my duty to the children—ahem!
might lead me to Smother my— ahem!
But she has not such prospects, has she!
She has no rich , brother to leave it to her,
and she won't invent a patent medicine,
will she? As you are so severely critical,
my dear, we'll say. probable. I know of
no combination of circumstances, the
most remotely probable, that would in
duce me .to coosent--there.'
"Well, if ma can't come here, that man
shan't stay.. Pit go and order him out' of
the hotise myself:l'
"Stop, step," cried Mr. King, all in a
tremble. "No, since it's come to that,
111 do it myself. But you don't know
what you drive me to do."
"Ile rushed. down stairs in a state of
despair. 'There eat the incubus. "Sir,”
said Mr. King, "I should be glad to know
now the nature of--s.--your--a—you have
been here a long time—and—a--of you—
Mr. Lining had turned slowly, and
brought to bear upon the speaker that
deep, penetrating gaze that had for two
days thrilled his marrow; and he first got
confused, and then broke down altogether,
as we have seen. Poor Mr. King expected
every moment to see a pistol brought out.
"I beg your pardon; I did not catch
your words," said tha guest, rising up
taller and taller, 'as it appeared to his host,
till he stood in the same attitude as he had
stood the night.of his arrival.
Mr. King rushed up stairs to his wife's
"Turn him out of the house as soon as
you like," cried be, insanely. "Call a
policeman! Do anything. Only ge t hi m
'Did he refuse_ to go? , ' asked Mrs.
"I-4 didn't aikido)," stammered her
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"Did not ask him! What on , earth did
you ask him then?"
"Ire—he knows what I mean.,,
"Are you crazy?" said Mrs. King.
"No; but I soon will be," said the un
fortunate man, clutching two handrail of
hair, as if about to tear them out.
Mrs. King sunk on his shoulder at this
sight, overcome. •
"Jonas," she cried, "whatever fate this
man holds over our heads, be it disgrace
or abject poverty, let us welcome it as
preferable to this. You have me and. the
children lett. We will bear it together.
"Bosh!" was the answer to this heroic
Mrs. King burst into tears.
Mr. King rushed down stairs againand
met Mr. Lining. A bright idea had struck
him, and a new despair gave him fresh
"Come up with mel ,, he said. "Do you
see that woman weeping? Do you know
who is the cause of it?" in low, concen
"Most certainly Ido not, ,, Mr. Lining
"You are the cause of it."
"Yes; she wants your room for mother,
who is coming to live here; and you—you
don't settle your business and go."
"This is very extraordinary, Mr. King."
"Oh! confound your dignity and your
"Permit me to remind you
"Oh! yes, yes, I know; but out with it
now. Anything is better than this sus
pense, man! My mother-in-law even is
better—and that's what you've driven me
to!" said the wretched being, tossing his
The guest answered, calmly, to this
"Let us step down stairs, Mr. King,
and all I have to say can be soon dispatch
"Jonas, don't go with him," shrieked
Mrs. King; "he'll kill you, and just when
we were going to be so happy with dear
ma, and all."
" `Dcar ma!' Oh, Lord!" ejaculated
"11tp! lin! lin!" laughed the stranger,
tiler a stare of astonishment at Mrs.
In 1(.11 inimitt.s Mr. Lining and port
s anteau w(Te guirig down the street. His
sole business, it appeared, was sonic mes
sage from Mr. King's early associates in
ieorgia. Ills host had so delayed hearing
them, and at the . same time so urqd his
staying, that he had lrfotll.Y,ht !night as
well "put up" in such comfortable quarters
as at a hotel, during his visit to the city,
which was only for a couple of (lays. As
lo the dreaded "youthful :Init." of Mr.
he made no allusion to it whatever.
Hut though the guest was out, the moth
er-in-law was in! Jonas King was held
to his word. Curious, wasn't it, that
Mrs. King should owe "dear ma's" soci-
—An old bachelor editor says: Lovers,
like armies, get along well enough till en
—A young woman gave as a reason for
smoking a segar " that it made it smell as
though there was a man around."
--Many a good kiss has been nipped in
the bud by a four-year old nuisance
bringing a light into the room.
—Woman is composed of 243 bones, 409
muscles, and 306 pins. Fearfully
wonderfully made, and to be handled with
care to avoid.seratehet.
—An old bachelor was lately murdered
in Arkansas; and his murderer was ac
quitted on the ground that the deceased
was a 'useless animal."
—A western editor, in commenting upon
the large amount which Queen Victoria
saves annually from her salary, remaziked:
"That's a widow worth going for."
—Why are ladies Bice watches ? Be
cause they have beautiful faces, delicate
hands, are more admired whetC , full' jew
eled, and need regulating very often.
—A 'polite philosorece thanked a
lady who bad beat ng to a party for
an hour, by saying, " am, you hive
wasted our time obarmingly.77
"Igy yoke is allay and my burfleag is
light,' as the young fellow said when,4is
girl was sitting on his lap with her tiring
around his neck.
—A shrewd. old_ gentleman once said to
his daughter;` lWe aim, my dear, you
never marry a poor man; but remember
that the poorest man in the world it one
that has money and nothing else." •
—Here is a bachelor's autographical
ALL Mom scum vriliCes.'s cad I diem;
A cheerlesshet sole and tad;
The nuptial knot never teed,
And wish Earl% er never had.”
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unusual number of very plump women
foaming over the tips of their dresses."
—A fellow ou) west advertises a
who, he says, "has -left him just as his
summer's work is beginning, notwith
standing he has had the expense of win
—" Henry, love, I 'wish you would
throw away that ook and talk to inn, I
hid so dull:" (A long pause and . re-
RI ) la '?‘II4'ICIV7II, dear,
you _ t
wake it up."
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