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PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL R. R.
On and after Monday, Nov. 15th, 180, trains
will leave the Penn's. Railroad Depot, at Lan-
caster, as follows:
Pittsburg Ex. 12:51 a:m. Cincin. Ex.....12:15 a. rn.
...... ..2:40 " 'Phila. Express 3:40 "
Emigrant Tr. 4.2. S " iFast Line (1142 "
Mail 11:15 " Lanc. "
Mail No. 2, via Columbia Ac.:
Columbia .....11:15 " (arrive) .......1::5 p. m.
East Line..... 2:35 p. in. Pacific Express
Cgiambia 0.., 2:15 (1eave)......... 1:35 "
llarrisb , g Ac. 5:54 " Southern Lx
Lane. Train.. 7:14 (leave)
t,incin. " ilarrisb , g Ao
&rent Trunk; Line j rom the North and North
fac Philadelphia, New York, Read
ing, Pottsville, Punnqua, Ashland, Sha
: wkin t .Lebanon, Allottown, Easton, Eph
rata, Litiz, Lancaster, Columbia, dc.
Trains leave Harrisburg for New York as fol
lows : At 5.35, 8.10 a. in., 12.20 noon, and 2.05 p. m.
connecting with similar trains on the POttrisyl
vania Railroad, and arriving at New York at
12.15 noon, 3.40, 6.60 and 10.00 p. m., respectively.
Sleeping Cars accompany the 5.3,5 a. m., and
12.20 noon trains without change.
Returning: Leave New York, at 9.00 a. m.,12.00
noon, and 5.00 p. m., Philadelphia at 8.15 a.
in. and 3.30 p. m.; sleeping cars accompany the
9.00 a. in., and 5.00 p. in. trains from New York,
Leave Harrisburg for Reading. Pottsville,
Tamaqua, Minersville, Ashland, Shamokin,
Pine Grove, Allentown and Philadelphia, at
8.10 a. m., 2.05 and 4.10 p. In. stopping at Leb
anon and principal way stations; the 4.10 p. tn.
train connecting for Philadelphia, Pottsville,
and Columbia only. For Pottsville, Schuylkill
Haven and Auburn, via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad, leave Harrisburg at 3.40 p. m.
Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphia at
7.30 a. in., connecting with similar train on East
Penna. Railroad, returning from Reading at
6.35 p. m., stopping at all stations; leave Potts
ville at 5.40, 900 a. and 2.45 p. m ,; Herndon at
9.30 a. m., Shamokin at 5.40 and 10.40 a.m.; Ash
land at 7.05 a. in., and 12.80 noon,:Tainaqua at
8.33 and 2.20 p. tn., for Philadelphia and
Leave Pottsville, via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad at 8.15 a. tn. for Harrisburg, and
11.30 a. in. for Pine Grove and Tremont.
Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves
Pottsville at 5.40 a. m., passes Reading at 7:30 a.
in., arriving at Philadelphinat 10.20 a. m., return
log leaves Philadelphia at 4:46 p. in., passing
Reading at 7.40 p. in., arriving at Pottsville at
ottstown Accommodation Train: Leaves
P ttstown ut 6.45 a. tn.; returning, leaves Phila
d phia at 4.00 p.
'olumbia Rai road Trains leave Readin at
a. so Alm& 0n..../6.•r kplurata,”,
ter, Commu ac.
erkiomen Railroad Trains leave 'Wickman
action at 9.00 a. in. 3.ooand 5.30 p. teturn
mg, leave b:chweaksville at 8.05 a. in. and
12.4.3 noon, and 4.15 p. m., connecting with sim
ilar trains on Reading Railroad.
Colebrookdale Railroad trains leave Potts
town at 9.40 a. on. and 6.20 p. returning leave
Mt, Pleasant at 7.00 and 11.25 a. in., connecting
with similar trains on Reading R. It.
Chester Valley Railroad trains leave lit'dg e
port at 8.30 a. in. and 2 05 and 5 02 p. m., retu rn
mg, leave Downingtown lit 6.30 a, ni.,12.41 noon,
and 5.15 p.m., connecting with similar trains on
On Sundays: Leave New York at 5.00 p. m.,
Philadelphia at 8.00 a. in. and 3.15 p.
the (8.00 a. in. train running only to Reading,)
leave Pottsville 8.00 a. in.: Harrisburg 5.35 a. in.,
and 4.10 p. in., and Reading at 7.15 a. m., and
10.05 p. in. for Harrisburg, at 7.23 a. in., for New
York and 46%9.40 a.m. and 4.25 p, for Philade
Commutation, Mileage, Season, School and
Excursion Tickets, to and front all points, at
Baggage checked throngh; 100 pounds allowed
G. A. NICOLLS,
ft; EntuNti, Pa., Dec. 27, 7A9. [Qec3•tf
READING AND COLUMBIA R. R.
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22c1, 1869,
PASSENGER TRAINS WILL RUN ON THIS
ROAD, AS FOLLOWS
Lancaster.....B:ls a. m. Reading .....10:30 a. m
~3 :10 p. . t, 5:30 p. in
Columbia 8:10 a. in. I " 10:80 a. m
3:00 p.m. `• 6:30 p. m
Reading 7:15 a. ra. La.tioaater.....9:26 a. m
~ .... 6:16 p. in. " 6/6 p.m
7:16 a. in. Columbia .....9:35 a. in
" ..... 9:15 p. m. " .....8:30 p.m
Trains leaving Lancaster and Columbia as
above, make close connection at Reading with
Trains North and South; on Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad, and West on Lebanon Valley
Road. Train leaving Lancaster at 8:15 A. M. and
Columbia at 8:10 A. M. connects closely at Read
ing with Train for Now York.
Tickets can be obtained at the Offices of the
New Jersey Central Railroad, foot of Liberty
Railroad, 18th and Callowhill streets, Phila.
'Thronigh tickets to New York and Philadel
phia sold at all the Principal Stations, and Bag
gage Cheoked Through.
- -Mileage Ticket Books for 500 or 1000 miles,
Season and Excursion Tickets, to and from all
points, at reduced rates.
Trains are run by Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Time, which 13 10 minutes faster than
Pennsylvania Railroad Time.
nov2B-89-tf) GIRO. F. GAGS. Sup:.
LASOASTSR L .Inne 25th, NES.
EDITORS EXPRISS: Dr. Wm. M. Whiteside, the
enterprising Dentist, has nure based from me a
large stock of teeth and aII the fixtures, the in
struments formerly belongiu_s to me, and also
those used by my father, Dr. Parry, his prac
tice. In the purchase. the doctor Las provided
himself with some of the most valuable and ex
pensive instruments used in dental praottee,
and has beyond doubt one of the best and lax.
gest collections of teeth and instruments in the
State. Persons visiting the commodious offices
of Dr. Whiteside oannpt fail to be fullyworn
modated. The iloott r r i loses no °ppm= of
ry bite Lia
furnishing himself th eve o
improvement In his line of business.
H. B. PARRY.
Iv M. WHITESIDE,
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE,
EAST KING STREET,
Next door to the Court House, over Pahnell
teck,s Dry Goods Store,
Thoth liztradAd without pain by she use of
(Nitrous Oxide) Gat.
:ce towards none, 'Pith charily for
nes: in the right, as God gives us
to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work
we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to
Hats, Caps, Furs, 40c.
SMITH & AMER,
EAST KING ST., LANCASTER, PA.,
Manufacturers amt Dealers In
ALL KINDS OF
HATS A_N - 17) CA.PS.
All orderA promptly attended to.
SHULTZ & BROTHER.
LI A T *e:
NO. 20 N ORTII QUEEN STREET
LANCASTEIC, PEN NA
Late, , ,t style Fall and Winter FIATS and CAPS
all qualities and c
LADIES' FANCY FURS,
We are now opening the largest and most
complete assortment of Ladies' and Children's
FANCY FURS ever offered in this market, at
very low prices.
ROBES! ROBES!! ROBES!!!
Buffalo Robes, lined and unlined; Hudson Bay
Wolf, Prairie Wolf, Fox, Coon, &c.
BLANKETS AND LAP RUGS
Of all qualities, to which we would particularly
invite the attention of all persons in want of
articles in that line.
GLOVES, GAUNTLETS and MITTS
RID, &c., &c
Ladies' Fine Fur Trimmed Gloves, Gauntlets
Mitts and Hoods.
PULSE WARMERS and EAR MITTS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
•V • Sa
HERRING'S CHAMPION SAFES.
THE BURNING OF EARLES'
! - •ept. 1, HO,
MESMIS. FARREL, lIERRItiIi 1L CO., 6f2lChent,
GENTLRAIRS: We have just examined, with
the very greatest satisfaction, our Safe, pur
chased of you some years ago, and which pass
ed through our destructive fire last night.
We find the contents, without exception, en
tirely unharmed, merely slightly damp, and we
feel now in a condition to commence our busi
ness again, having every hook perfectly safe.
We shall in a few days require a larger one,
and will call upon you.
JAMES EARLE & SONS.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27, 1869.
Msssns. FARREL, HERRING sc. CO.
Ciszertairssr: In the year 1850, I unfortunately
was in business in the Artisan Uuilding, which
was destroyed by fire on the 10th of April. I
bad then in use what I supposed was a Fire
proof Safe, but upon opening it I found every
thing was destroyed, and fire burning therein.
Yon will recollect gentlemen, there were
several of your Safes in that fire, also several in
the fire at Sixth and Commerce streets. the next
May, Live weeks afterwards, all of which upon
being opened proved they were tire-proof in
deed, for I witnessed the opening of the most
of them, and in every case the contents were
preserved, while Safes 01 other makers were
partially or entirely destroyed. lat once con
cluded to have something that I could depend
upon, and purchased one of your Safes.
- The Safe I purchased of you at that time was
subjected to a white heat (which was witnessed
by several gentlemen that reside in the neigh
borhood) at the destruction of my Marble Paper
Factory, 921 Wallace street, on the afternoon
and evening of the 24th inst. After digging the
Safe from the ruins, and opening it this morn
ing, I was much pleased to And everything, con
sisting of books, papers, money and silverware
all right. I shall want another of your Safes as
soon as I can get a place to continue my busi
ness in. I could not rest contented with any
other make of Safes.
Marble Paper Manufacturer
HERRING'S PATENT CHAMPION SAFES,
the most reliable protection from fire now
known. HERRING'S NEW PATENT BANK
ERS, SAFES, combining hardened steel and
iron, with the Patent Franklinite, or SPIEGEL
EISEN, furnisk a resistant against boring and
cutting tools than extent heretofore unknown.
FARREL, HERRING & CO., PHILADELPHIA.
HERRING, FARREL & SHERMAN, NO. 461
BROADWAY, COB. MURRAY ST.,
HERRING .t 00., ORIOAGO
HERRING, FARREL it SHERMAN,
oot&ly*1 NEW ORLEANS.
AUG. REINOEHL. JAU. RZINORML, JR.
A &J. REINOEHL,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS
COPAL, WHITZ, COFFIN, BLACK AND
TURPENTINE, &0., eo.
NO. 109 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
(In the Keystone Building,)
Also, Mahogany Boards : Veneers and
Mouldings of diffbrent Buses and Ntt
terna. All kinds of Turning, suc'h
as Bed Posts, Table Legs,
Spokes, Hubs, Felloes,
&c., &c., &c.
Also, AXLES, SPRINGS, Lo. [lan B.lyr
CHAS. H. AMER
JOB PRINTING DONE,
FATHER ABRAHAM OFFICE
NVill Euil it to their interest to give us a call
NEWSPAPER, thwi; AND JOB PRINTEIN,
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EilriliShillg Goods, Vic.
BEST KID GLOVES.
---- 'I,L-; .-- Manufacturers Mid
_-:-,._Q i l il ij! i m, Dealers in
''(L.,7 - , *, L , } . ‘,. - 'Fine White Shirts,
' ' - .BOSOMS,
' ' -i
c• 5, ,_= COLLARS,
/ . ". 4 t 'b • -
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, ' c. ~,.
~ ~_--7. Patent Spring
-- -- :---- -=_ - _ =—. OVER GAITERS,
NECK TIES, BOWS, REGALIA, _
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS.
SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER. Formula of Man
agement and list of prices sent on application.
(A PERFECT FIT WARRANTED.)
A fine assortment of
LADIES MERINO VEST,
TOILET ARTICLE S, WALKING CANES,
NO. a§ EAST KING STREET,
E . ingT-OLASS GOODS ONLY.
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H EAD Q UARTERS
UNDERCLOTHING, STOCKINGS, GLOVES,
sid Seat's ware generauy, at
0.41) NORTH QUEEN ST., Lancaster.
Ant vver elm grosser shtock goods—suitable
for Krishdogs,ei-Yohrs un onnery Presents
Rols-Dicher Sohntm•Dicher, Collars, Rem
ormel ll , neithrtickft Hemmer-fronts, Pocket
Richer, Pe ery, RohrAlEhl, Cigar un
onnery fancy articles ons
Z. J. /CRISMAN%
4IM North Queen Street Lanesener.
(Om sign fum gross Shtreallch Kern.) Ino2o-1y
U . S. HOTEL,
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LANCASTER, PA. FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1870.
THE PEST AND CHEAPEST PLACE
To get all kinds of
IS AT THE
SOUTH QUEEN STREET,
Two Doors North of Express Office.
ALL IN WANT OF
xiL.A bra' CU
RAUCH & COCHRAN,
COLLARS, CUFFS, SLEEVE BUTTONS,
OPPOSITIII PILIWINA. B. EL DIPOT,
' HARRISBURG, PA.
W. H. EMMINGER & CO.,
itt numerous years, nor lengthened life,
ot pretty children and a wife,
of pins and chains and fancy rings,
or any such like trumpery things ;
Not pipe, cigar, or bottled wine,
Nor liberty with Kings to dine ;
or coat, nor boots, nor yet a hat,
-A dandy vest, a trim cravat ;
Nor Mister, Rev'rend, Sir, nor Squire,
With titles that the memory tire ;
rot ancestry traced back to Will,
Who went from Normandy to kill,
Not Latin, Greek, nor Hebrew lore,
Nor thousand volumes rambled o'er,
Not Judge's robe, nor Mayor's mace,
'Nor crowns that deck the royal race ;
1 These all united never can
Avail to make a single man.
A truthful soul, a living mind,
Full of affection for its kind ;
A helper of the human race ;
A soul of beauty and of grace,
A spirit firm, erect and free,
That never basely bends the knee !
. That will not bear a feather's weight
Of slavery's chain, for small or great ;
That truly speaks of God within,
And never makes a league with sin ;
That snaps the fetters despots make,
And loves the truth for his own sake ;
That worships God and Him alone ;
. That trembles at no tyrant's nod—
A soul that fears no one but God,
Apd thus can smile at curse and ban ;
That is the soul that makes the man.
Act as my representative in all re
spects. I delegate you full and entire au
That was what Jack Clermont had said,
as he leaned out of the carriage window to
light his cigar from the tip of mine. Of
course, I undertook the responsibilities
very good-humoredly ; for though I had
never been in love myself, still I had a
sort of general idea that it was my duty
to afford every possible facility to a young
man who wasgoing to see his sweetheart,
and fix the wedding day.
So I turned, with a sigh of resignation,
way from the fresh, exhilarating air and
he vivid March sunshine, into the close
y perfumed with the odor of Russia leath
r, which Jack denominated his "Office."
the whole, I felt as if I were rather an
?amiable sacrifice on the altar of disinter
, ested friendship. Damon and Pythias
were great cronies, no doubt, if we were
to put faith in the records of history ; but
I never heard that Damon stayed at home
to " keep office" for Pythias, when lie
would a great deal rather have been out in
the breezy March woods, tramping down
the first blue violets under the drifts of
dry leaves, with a gun over his shoulder
Then I began to consider seriously what
a lazy fellow I was to spend my days iu
this Robin Hood kind of life, while my
old college mate, Jack, was working away
at the law and pocketing snug little fees,
and getting to be justice of the peace and
delegate to all the conventions, and school
trustees, and everything else that he could
possibly think of. " Some day," resolved
I, wheeling lazily round on Jack's faded,
old, leather chair, "PIl go to work, too."
All day long I sat there, enacting Jack
to my own unbounded admiration and
considerably to the astonishment of the
sober old farmers, whose preconceived
idea of " Squire Clermont" was widely
different from the slender, moustached
young fellow, who occupied his seat of
judgment and pronounced solemn edicts
with all the dignity of Chief Justice Taney
himself ! What was the use of telling 'em
all that I wasn't Jack, and that I never
had graduated from any law school, and
that mf whole knowledge of that sublime
science was confined to a single perusal of
Blackstone ! Jack has given me explicit
instructions to act as his representative,
and wasn't I doing it to the nest of my
Well, on the whole, I didn't succeed
badly at first. Whenever there was any
mistiness about the transaction, I took the
broad ground that law was just nothing
more nor less than common sense—a mis
take that experience has since rectified for
me. I nipped three promising lawsuits in
the bud by the conscientious equity of my
opinions ; persuaded several honest fellows
to put their grievances in their pockets—
not in mine ; and, speaking in round num
bers, must have done poor Jack out of
nearli ci :lso in retaining fees.
". uire Clermont in ?" demanded a
she4a- eaded rustic, in a swallow-tailed
bleu, coat, decorated with platter-like brass
buttons, who made his appearance about
"Yes. What's wanting ?"
" Well, sir," answered the rustic, rath
er awkwardly, twirling his hat round and
round, " we's:Hike to have you come up to
Shineville next week and deliver a lecture
for our Young Men's Association, and—"
"Twenty-five dollars and expenses
paid," remarked I, at a venture, with an
air of such exquisite assurance, that the
negotiator was completely at my mercy.
Very well, sir. The Secretary of the
association will forward you a regular in
"Good' day, sir," I said, briskly rub
bing my hands, as another individual
came in, and he edged out.
" Jack can't complain at this way of
transacting business," was my internal
reflection, while my last visitor was haw
ing and hemming, preparatory to intro
ducing his business.
"You are Mr. Clermont, sir, I sup
" What's your business with me, my
Mend ?" said I, amiably.
care for him who shall have borne the battle, and
for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may
achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace
among ourselret and with tat nations."-4. Z.
WHAT MAKES A MANS
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" Well, I'am real glad I've catched you
at home for once," was the answer with
fiendish satisfaction. ‘• I'd be very much
obleeged if you'd pay this 'ere little bill!"
And lie extended a crumpled piece of
paper—a bill for something or other, I
didn't know nor care what, except that
the sum total was twenty dollars, which I
paid with my exultation considerably
toned down. Why couldn't I have said
that I wasn't Jack, and didn't know when
Jack would be at home ?
My most interesting adventure was •at
to happen, however. Just as I was be
ginning to yawn, and contemplate the
propriety of shutting the little office up
for the day—just as the level brightness
of a glorious spring sunset was streaming
in long bars of gold through the dusty
panes of glass beside me—the silence was
broken by a tiny tap on the office door.
" Come in !" I said, expecting to see a
little boy* with a letter, or some preter
naturally bashful client, as I laid down
the poker, and wheeled my chair round.
What was my astonishment, on the con
trary, to behold a tall, slender young lady,
with fresh, brown complexion, just tinged
with healthy pink, that somehow made
me think of the wild honeysuckles in my
favorite woods, and hazel eyes, that ap
peared perfectly ready either to sparkle
into brilliant laughter, or melt into misty
There she stood, and there I sat ! I
never had heard of Jack's having any
female clients, and consequently it took
several seconds for me to recover, as it
were, my mental equilibrium. Then I
sprang up, and politely proffered her the
only chair in the office while I enthroned
myself on the wood-box.
"Mr. Clermont'?" she asked, softly--a
very sweet, musical sort of a voice, I no
ticed, even through all my perturbation.
" I shall be happy to be of service to
Who would have supposed it ? The
young wood nymph didn't want a
divorce from her husband, (that is taking
it for granted that she had happened to
have such an appendage,) nor did she de
sire to quarrel with her neighbor's bound
ary fence, or stray bovine animals who
had depredated the paternal cornfields.
Not at all ; she merely wanted a certifi
cate to teach a district school, and the
other trustees had sent her to Mr. Cler
mont to ire cauxutuvclct
Here was a pretty kettle of fish for a
I ashful young man, who was sailing un
der false colors ! How was I to know
whether she was qualified to be a school
ma'am or not ? And how, in the name
of all that was desperate, was I to get my
self out of this highly embarrassing bus
iness, unless I confessed my inequality to
the emergency, by fairly running away,
and, beating an ignominious retreat
through the back office door in the pine
woods beyond !
" Never !" quoth 1 to myself. "
die at my post sooner, even it forty thou
sand school-ma'ams come after certifi
"Sir?" faltered the young lady.
"What is your name, ma'ani?" I de
manded, in a business-like manner, draw
ing a sheet of paper towards me, and dip
ping my pen in the inkstand.
" Jessie Gray, sir."
I knew I couldn't stand the arch half
mischievous twinkle of those brown eyes if
I looked at her too often ; so I went on,
" How old are you?"
" Eighteen, this month."
"Eighteen, hey?" I wrote it down,
and hesitated a minute. What next to ask
her I had no more idea than the tongs in
the corner. I wished Jack would come
home and catechise his own brown-eyed
school-teachers—no, I didn't either
" What do you know?" I asked.
"0, plenty of things," responded the
fair candidate, demurely. (Confound these
woven—how quickly they discover when
you are at a disadvantage!) " I can sew,
and knit, and mend stockings, and make
I tried very hard to frown magisterially,
as I saw the roguish dimples playing
around Jessie's rose-bud mouth, and inter
rupted her catalogue with the stern query:
•` I mean what are your educational
Jessie looked at me like a startled bird,
the mouth beginning to quiver, and the
hazel orbs to melt and swim. I moved
uneasily on the wood-box, and two or
three knotty pine logs rolled down around
Come, now, don't be frightened," I
expostulated, rubbing my bruised extremi
ties. " .Donn please. All I want to know
is, can you say the multiplication table,
and cast interest, and all that sort of
" Yes," faltered Jessie—what a pretty
little hand it was that fluttered so nerv
ously on her lap—wouldn't I have liked
to set her a portentously hard sum in
Double Rule of Three to work out, just to
watch the manipulations of that little
"Let me sec—which school is it you
wish to teach?" soliloquized I, half aloud
conveniently pretending to forget what I
had never known.
"At Elm Grove, sir," said Jessie,
'Elm Grove—why, my child, there are
scholars there twice your height and size,
and as unruly as aboriginal savages! Have
you duly considered the consequences of
the step you are about to take?"
" I have, sir," she answered, the long
wet lashes sweeping her flushed cheek ;
but I am very poor, and it is necessary
for me to earn my daily bread !"
I set my teeth firmly together at the
idea of that delicate young creature in the
tumble-down old hovel at Elm Grove, at
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the mercy of dog-cared spelling-hooks and
"Miss Gray." t commenced, emphati-
There—it inevitably happ:ined so in my
case! What possessed Jack Clermont to
drive up to the door at that identical mo
ment ? Why couldn't he have stayed just
five minutes longer?
" Please favor me • with your address,
Miss Gray," I stammered, hurriedly, "the
—the certificates are not printed yet. I
will call and see about them in a day 0:
And when the rinict Irmo dress had
fluttered from the room, I discovered, al.
at once, that the crimson glory was fading
gloomily from the west, and things were
looking dismal enough to welcome the
noisy entrance of my friend jack and hi
Well, my boy, what iuek have yoa
had keeping °thee to-day?"
Jack tossed a fresh supply oflogs on the
fire, and threw himself into the leather
cushioned chair, where she had just sat
the thoughtless scamp !
I informed him briefly of my experi
ences, laying particular stress on the
twenty-five dollar lecture engagement, and
slurring over the affair of the crumpled
bill, for which I had a receipt in a full.
"All right," said Jack, in his merry,
jovial voice, that sounded like a cheerful
gale of wind in a pine forest. " Why,
you'd make a splendid lawyer, Campford.
13ut you have not told me about the pretty
girl who was coming out as I drove up.
What did she want?"
"Oh, she was after a certificate to teach
school—up in Elm Grove, you remember.
I say, Jack, this school-ma , atu branch
must be a rather delicate piece of busines6
in your sphere of duties."
"Not generally," said Jack. " But
what did you do with this one? Give he:
"Well. what then? She suits rue ex
actly; I never knew before just what sort
of a wife I wanted, and now an fully
Clermont burst into a laugh.
" Well, Catnpford, all I have to say is,
go ahead, and may Cupid speed you?"
I acted upon his recommendations, and
called on Miss Jessie the next day to tell
her that the certificate would certainly be
ready at a certain date. Then I found it
necessary to call several more times to tell
her why they were delayed from date to
date. 6o that it was well into April before
I strode up the walk leading to the widow
Gray's cottage one golden evening, with a
bunch of wild azaleas in my hand, and the
tardy piece of parchment under my arm.
Of course Jessie had long since discovered
that I was not the trustee, but it did not
materially affect our friendly relations.
" Well, Miss Jessie, here the certifi
She uttered a littleexclamation of delight ,
and held out her hand. I intercepted it
half way by a masterly coup d'etat.
" I wouldn't avail myself of it, Miss
Jessie—l believe you can do better!"
" Marry me!""
Do you guess what answer she made?
I have no very distinct recollection of the
precise words—l only remember a sunset
more goldenly radiant by far than I have
ever seen before or since—the faint odor
of spring blossoms in the air,and my head
bent down to catch the low whispers of
the fair lips that were hidden against my
beating heart. I think, however, its ge
neral purport was favorable, for Mrs.
Campford—the pretty woman yonder,who
is wondering why I don't come to break
fast—has never regretted that she did not
take charge of that school at Elm Grove!
IT is proposed to erect a suitable monu
ment to Luther at Eisleben, the town
where he was born. It will p_robably be
completed before the 10th of November,
1883, the four hundredth anniversary of
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with neatness and despatch.
"No," said I thoughfully.
"And why not Didn't I invest you
with limitless powers?"
" Because," said I, deliberately rising
from the wood-box, and stretching my six
feet of humanity to their full altitude,
" because, Jack, I mean to marry that
Campford! are you insane?"
" No—l think not!"
" But, suppose she won't kayo 'you?"
`‘ She Wilt—or tho reasolt
si, hi. !''
Tux Philadelphia Telegraph remarks
with much force : " For weal or for woe
power is being concentrated in the hands
of a few railway managers with a rapidity
that is only paralleled by the rapid exten
sion of the railway lines. They are not
only gaining control of the questions which
affect the interests of the gigantic corpor
ations they represent, but, in insuring this
end, they are acquiring absolute supre
macy over every branch of the Govern
ment. Politics is becoming the mere
plaything of these powerful monarchs,
and they hold legislators, Congressmen,
Governors and Senators of both parties in
the most abject vassalage."
WHEN John G. Saxe was a student at
college, he one day sent to a fellow-stu
dent to borrow a certain book. " I never
lend my books out," said he; " but if the
gentleman chooses to come to my cham
ber, he may make use of it as long as he
pleases." A few days after, the student
that had refused the hook sent to young
Saxe to borrow a pair of bellows. " I
never lend my bellows out," said the
witty J. G. S.; "but if the gentleman
chooses to come to my chambers, he may
make use of them as long as he pleases."
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