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fi TORNE Y AT LAW—Office corner of
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(Cr a dn H.
at e of Medical r. College,
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No. Yt Path street Owego. Particular atten
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9T. DAVIES, Attorney at Law,
• Towanda, Pa. Mee with Wm. Wat
kins, Esq. Particular attention paid to Or
pb4us' Court business and settlement of dece-
a_ .. ~.;t te.
ERUUR & MORROW, Attorneys
_at -at Lew, Towanda, Penn's,
The undersigned having associated themselves
together in the practice of Law oliir their pro-
Icssional services to the public.
ULYSSES MERCUE P. D..MIIIROW.
March ?, lti6s.
PATRICK & ['ECK, ATTORNEYS
Law. Office, :--Ia ration Bliick,Towatida,
Patrick's block, Athens, Pa. They may be
.t,ulted at either place.
a. w. raraicir., ap11.2.
B. McKEAN, A TTORNEY&
..17' LA IV, Torran
d.,, Pa:- Particular 'atteution paid to business
ia ‘%*:1111.1:Toi . C.Cl5lt. July 20, IMi3.
1: -. 2:1ZY
1,; 1 1) WARD OVEIi:I'ON Aitor
5212.9 at Lan-, T0w.1:1,1 , , Otlee in the
l!en Juiy 13, I,t
IOLIN W. AT7'ORNEY AT
LA 11', Ton,. ....,-Cr..d:urd Co.
~tuer.l.l :thd Real ?„cat
and l'eusioz.Q ~., 1 :ec;el. N. 13.—A1l
t•.• `in I.t:•C•sv att1..11,.0 to
I..mpt:y 012 e I,ldt k
of Ward House,-up stairs. Oct. 21, 'i37.
TOIIN N. CXLIFF, ATTORNEY
G 1 7' LA 11', Towanda, Pa, Also, Govern
t A cent. tor-tile eolleLth,n el Pensions, fia , ..14:
No charge nolcv suceeldo. Office over
t Office sad New., ItJera. I ri. I, 1543.
• tionecr. Pottersvilie
his service , pl
1..r.tr.1c:1, Or n'• pay
addre , ,ed
C. GOD.FRE). , PIIYsICIAN
AND Fq-u , ,r.ux,cqqa_kaeL.' ted
NO .-;.•:n he ‘vi!l I e !Awl at all
nn. T. 3UHNSON, Tow spa,
Xi ilw,:ing permanently located, Doers •lcer,l r oual,cts Les to the. public. Urals
pi •nitly amuck,: tu in unt of town. Office
1 . 11 . licWltt on Ma', Etrect. Recideoce at
umphrev's ua S., ,nd :acct.
IIERSK'Y W A 'l'K INS, Notary
; • Puzdtc is ipti. v ,,,d to Lt.:e Depos i
, etnNyledgr Exemaion of Demhi,
•etr:af,q,‘, Power, of .-,Itorno: ; •, and all other
,a-trument'‘. Aflidariti and r papers may
-worn t, ;Afore ;il , .
, w;;! , t; D. M La.lnyo, corner Main and
Pll.- rents. Towanda, Pa., Jan, 14, 1567.
j)..\ CARNOCIJAN, -AT
, L. ToItNEYS AT LAW, Tniy, Br,:dlord Co.
l'ric ice in all the er,.irts of the conuty.
tit do :.a.l remitted.
E. 11. r•f,.. , ,aNs, dl2 o - . 13. CAN.tiOCh AN.
)liL FIZ Lois removed to State .
,-.7. 7. ;•;7,t 11. S. 1 Cob
B ,‘ distance deiiiron.4 I ten
* ; 1.:111. will I.e roust Ilkely to find hint on
.• week. fl , peci.il attention will
t, and the extraction of
,orninistered r•ben tle3ited.
• I D. S. PfIATT, M. L.
1V EST ON, .I.;ENTIST.-
; , 11•• f , fu Patt..::- h, over Gore's Dreg
,1)1:S. T. F. &. WM. A. MADILL,
pnv. , /cIA:s - s
r,,:derwe i Wysox., Pa. Dr. T. P.
etnrulted at , :ore's Ll ile S to,
. , 0 .a.. every i-al,rday. Dr. AVM. A.
eltecial atteattin t.; discuses
Eye. E ir. Throat. and . I.ung9, hivivg
• " i:flity of I tie .-theve diree=es for the
. i,zlll yearn.
;. M. PECK , ArmitsEV I.j.w,
Tt.wax:dn. P.. All br.sinOs in.tro:•ted to
t !re rceeive prompt attention. Office
W . ( p r . , site t Powell
t 011 vv-,
t tie re,;:.leuee el Lrr Ma-on.
aneut. given t • •!
>',3,1 E 3 e, Ear an3•T.:::0,•,..
ACOI , , M. L. ITENrY 01.1 r Y, P.
: e t 1-0,•
7I) \‘"D MEEK S-.II2CTION EE - R.
I..t:crs a.:liTssc,l to 1.11:a
Co. la.. v, tt.eive
5 - 1 P IN( E. POST, Painter, 70011 , -
e..ula. Pa. with 10 years experience, is con.
itit Lc tar, girt :lie ":4.o..islaction in Paint
l 4 raining, St iniog , (?lazing, Papering , !cc.
stteumn paid to Jobbing in the
m.tder.—Ail kinds of Architectural de
t i hed. Ormanenta; work in Stone,
Office on lifriin street, over
Co:s Link. Ittcation gisvca to
laying ant of grounds,
April 1, ISCa.—ly.
NEWEL I, ,
)rxeil, Bradford Co Pa„ will prorn ptly at tead
511 trashiegs in his line. Partienlar attention
11 01: to running and establishing old or dispn•
• lines. Also to surveying of all dap:tit:exited
as soon as warrants are obtained. my 17...
ri It VORD—Licensed .111wlioneer,
c TOWANDA, PA.,
, !I attnnl promptly to all business entrusted
Charges moder:-.r.e. Feb, 13, 1568.
V KELLY, Delltig. Office
over Wickham & Black's, Towanda,Pa.
the v,rious styles of work Scientifically
ani warranted. Particular attention is
• - to the Alluminuns Base for Artificial
142111, which i 3 equally as good as Gold and
superlor to either Rubber or Sliver. Please
:.ad examine specimens.
Ca:ore:ern cr Ether administered under di
r. Physician when desired.
13 E.‘l.. ESTATE AGENCY.
b. ESTATE AGENT,
Cord and Timber
• for cal:::
Fine Tintlicr 1 t, tllt:4-Inpm 'Towanda, c
a•nlng 51 acre=. l'ric.> $1,325.
'artit in Asyllita, containing 135 acres. Good
Under ,t fiLf State of cultivation.
M 'illy improved. Price 16,000.
: , arin in West 1% irlinston—on the Creek.—
hoti..e and I.Parn- Under a fine state of cut
55 acres. Price $5,450.
in`Franl:lll. All under good eultiva•
ti.ocd!ditty. For sale cheap,
very det 'table 1-10VC3 and Lots in
..n row lar fu e d. tr:ic u t . l ofo. 'it . ands foga comity
1 Y S. 'A'.
E. 0. GOODRICH,
WARD ROUSE, TOWANDA., ".A.
On Main Street, near the Court Houser
C. T. SMITH, Proprietor
Having purchased this well knowd Hotel on
Bridge Street, I have refurnished and refitted:
it with every convenience for the accommoda
tion of all who may patronize me. No pains will
be spared to make all pleasant and agreeable.
May 3, '66.—tf. .1. 8. PATTEMON,Prop.
E LWELL ROUSE, TOWANDA, PA.,
Having lensed this House, la new ready to
commodate the Travelling public. No pains
nor expels so will be spared to give satisfaction
to those who may give him a 0.011. .
Or North side of the •pnbllo square, cast of
Mercur's new block [now building).
pußLic DR AY
The subscriber having rfachased the DRAY
formerly owned by O.W. Delano, respectfully
Informs the public that he is prepared to do all
kinds of work in his line and will attend pritimp
tly to all orders. Honsehold goods carefully
handled. rea s ona ble.
Towanda, June 1,1668.
Myer, Foster & Co., will deliver Flour, Feed,
Meal, Graham Flour, or any. thing else in their
line in any pa t of the village.
Customers will find an Order ,Book at the
store el Fox., Stevens, Merour & Co. All or
der:4 left in said book will be promptly attend
Any inquiries in regard Eo Grinding, or other
bnsiness of thq Mill, entered in said Book, will
MYER, FOSTEP. S CO
Towanda, June 21, 180.—tr. -
FASHIONABLE TAILORING 1
Respeuttully informs the citizens of Towanda
Born igh, that he has opened-a
In Phymey's Building opposite the Means, House
and solicits a share of public patronage.
He is prepared to cut and make garments it
the most fashionable 'style, and the, most dura
ble manner. Perfect satisfaction will be guar
ACtvrrtF y at Law
Cutting and nepairing dune to order on suer
notice. Sept. 10.1en7..
TUE UNDERSIGNED ILkVE
opened a Banking Bonne in Towanda, on
dir the nuns c. G. P. MISON A: CO.
They are prepared to draw Bills of Ex
change, and make collections in Nev- York,
Philadelphia, arid all portions of the United
States, as al , o England, flerman y, and France.
To Lean money, receive deposit , , arid to do a
general Banking business.
G. F. li'arson was one of the late firm of
Laporte, 1 eon S. Co., of Towanda, Pa. and
his knowh ge ol the'buainess men of Bradford
and adjoining Counties,and having been in the
banking basibeas for about fifteen years, make
this house e desirable one, through which to
make collections. -
G. F. MASON,
Tocrunda, Oct. 1, IRG6. A. G. MASON.
11 7 c AM:-
L All orders by
1. 2, IbGi.—tim
B RADFOItD (;OIJNTY
H. B. McKEAN, REAL ESTATE AGENT
Fairpt, Proper.lei., City and
Town Lots for sale..
Parties having property for sale w ill find it
to their advantage by .caving a description of
the same. with terais or sale a t this agenc y, as
parties are constantly enquiring for farms &c.
U. B. Idol - CR:IN,
`Real Estate Agent.
Ordee Montanye's Todu - ..da,
fon. ti 9,
. . _
Having entered into a co-partnerahlp for the
transaction of the PHOTOGRAPHIC business,
at the rooms formerly occupied by Wood and
Harding, would-respectfully call the attention
of the public to several styles of Pictures which
we Make . ‘ specialties, as : . Solar Photographs,
Plain, Penciled and Colored, lipshypes, Porte
laine„ Vetures. Ale claim for clernness
and brilliancy of tone and Artistic finish, can
not be excelled. We invite all to examine them
as well as the more common binds of Portraits
which we make, kboWing full well that.thel
will bear the closest inspection. This Gallery
claims the hi.;.-hest reputation for good work of
any in this section of conttry, and we are de
termined by a strict attention to businese and
the sr:per:or quality of our work, to not only
ret tin but Inerea-e its very encitiNe
NI",: keep count Maly on hand the best variety
of Frames and at lower prices than at any other
estahli:liment in town. Also Psssepartouts
Cord- frames, Card Easeis, Holmes' Stereo.
scopes, Stereoscopic Vies, and . verything else
of importance pertaining to the business. Give
us an early call,
N. B.—Solar Printing for the trade on the
moat reasonable terms. D. HARDING,
Aug. 29.'67. . F. SM LLE Y.
CARD.—Pr. VANtft - skIRK - hati
tamed a Id , .c. as required. of the
cuodyea) Vulcinste Company, to Vulcanize
Pabber as a base for .11 Teeth. and hse
aw r y a good mele,tiou COO,: kautiful estrre.t
Block Teeth. and a supirlor article of Black
English Rubber, which will (amble him to sup
ply all those in want o sets of teeth, with'
those unsurpassed for beauty , and natural op.
pearance. Filliug, Cleaning, Correcting Irreg
ularities, Extracting, and all operations be
longing to the Surgical Department skillfully
performed. Cholotorin administered for the
extraction of Teeth when desired, an article
being used for the purpose in' which he liss
perfect confidence. having administered it with
the most pleasing results daring a practice of
Being very gratelial le the public for:Mr
liberal patronage heretofore received. he wyo:.l
say that by strict attentilm to the- Ns rts cd his
patients, he would contin'ie to merit their
tidence and approbation. Office In Beidlea,aa's
Block, opposite the Means House, Tawand.,,
I Pa. Dec. 0
rp \ V ENII7-PIvE
3_ ENGE IN DENTISTEY.
J. S. Slum d. D.. world reapectful:y .tpa
tl.e inhabitant: , of Bradford Co•lnty.that he to
permanently located in Towanda, Pa., Ile
would say that from his long and suer., -stul
practice of TWENTY-FIVE YE - AliS duration
he is familiar with all the different sty', s of
work done in any and all Dental Establishments
in city or country, and is better prepared th in
any other Dental operator in the vicinity to do .
work the best adapted to the many and different
cases that present themselves Oftentimes to the
Dentist., as be understands the art of makieg his
own artificial teeth, end has facilities for doing
the name. To those requiring under acts of
teeth he would call attention to his new kind of
work Which consists of porcelain for both plate
and teeth, and forming a continuums guns. It is
more durable, more natural In appearance, and
much better adapted to the gum than any other
kind of work.: Those in need of the salne are
Invited to call 'and examine speciniens, Teeth
filled to last for years and oftentimes for life.—
Chloroform, Ether, and "Nitrous Oxide "ad
ministered with perfect safety, as over four hun
dred patients within the last four years can tes
Office in Patton's Bleak. Jan. 23, li?Gfi.
CARRIAGES ! ! CARRIAGES I_l
BURLINGTO.7 - CARIZIAGE EMPORIUM!
The sutscrit.er would inform his . friends and
the'pnblic generally, that le has now on hand,
and is prepared is build to order,
• OPEN AND TOP . BUGGY'S, •
JOHN C. WILSON
LEWIS REII BEIN
REAL 1:7 TA TE NCY ,
Democrat and Lumber WagopA at reduce&
priml. 1 have enlarged my shop, by adding a;
Ev.perlor Paint and Varnish room. The differ-1
ent departments arc tinder the charge of '
FIRST CLASS MICII.ANICS.
I would inform the phbilc that I haie secured'
the services of Mr. JA. W. TUNISON; formerly
of Waverly, who has charge of the Paintin;
Department, we "are now prepared to do a
lands of Painting, having just received the
largest and best selected stock of paints and
varnishes ever brought into the'county. Ord.
era solicited „and all work warranted. Repair.
ing done on the most reasonable lterins •
April 25; 12.56.-13m*. • • •
.FOR SALE AT SCOTIA TANNERY
Plaster fig Hair at wholstle and retail,
also Soap and Wagon Grease by the pound and
barrel. Cash paid for Bark andilldes.
Granville Centre, Pa., July 1%180.6m.
c lttakittl gottvg.
0.. y SMICOS.
The dewdrops vanish one by one,
Thit seems to glisten everywhere,
Drawn by the kisses' of the sun
Into the thirsty lap of air:
They vanish, Und they do not die,
Although the thirsty road bo dry.
The dew at night avill fail in vain
On broken herbage by the way ;
The dew will change to gentle rain,
And Waken far-off flowers to May
Yet herbs and flowers in every sky,
In every land are born to die,
The pleasant i thoughts of dawning youth
Are parched away by toil and care,
And leave the dusty road of truth,
The trodden Path of duty tare i •
And yet our PlOrsant thoughts are true,
Although they !pass like morning dew,
They pass frdm us, their light is shed
On broken 'works of weary hands ;
They pass from ns, their - sweetness fed
Some nobl4r toil in happier lands
Yet every man beneath the, ann
Dotb all his cede to be undone
Our pleasant thoughts aro like the dew,
One half of heaven, one half of. earth ;
They seem to die, but they renew •
The sacrament of their sweet biith :
But fruitful plants and deeds of men
Are earth, anti turn-to earth again.
In thirsty fields of barren air
The dow is porn to fall in vain ;
Our thoughtif go up to heaven, arid there
They chanie to mists of golden rain,
Whereof the fourfold fountain head
In Paradise is always fed.
Our thoughts, that seem to come and go,
Abide indeed in God on high ;
For he'ordains to water so
The only tree that does not die
And angels in its'shadow sit,
But who is he shall cat of it?
After Three Thousand Years,
""Do you remember the last re
quest you Made of me, .when we
parted in Paris, you to return home
ward, and I to bury myself in the
tombs of the Pharaohs ?" asked
Vance, the. latest lion of Eastern
travel, of Mhriou- Harleigh, as he
took her out to" dinner at Madame
" Perfectly.( I asked you to bring
me some persbnal ornament from the
mummy of a .princess," replied the
young lady with sangfroid:
" And youprorniseA to / wear it, re
member," purimed Vance, malicious
ly watching tor the pallor that did
" Exactly. I promised to , wear it,
and I am ready to keep my promise.
Did you bring me the opportunity ?"
" Could I have ventured to present
myself before' you without it ?" re
plied the traveller, with smiling cour
" And what) is it ?"
" May I coMe to morrow *and offer
" I shall lie; very glad to see you."
The nest *ruing, at twelve o'clock
VUIICC rang a( the- door of Mr. Peter
Harleigh's fine town mansion, and,
upon inquiridg for Miss Harleigh
was shown at once to\the drawing
room, graced by that 'young 1a.1y , t3
presenee. She_ came to meet him
with outstretChed hand.
" Welcome home !" said. she, a lit
tle mote eartiostly, perhaps, than she
would have spok , n to Professor By
zantium, who l also returned to New
York from Ea'stern travel by the Per-
Millard Vance held, the hand she
offered long enough to dart the pier
cing glance of his hazel eyes deep
into the hearted the young girl, and
then, releasing it, ,said softly,
" You 110; t kind ; but I have no
home, you Must remember."
• " You interpret the word
more widely, and feel 'that your n -
tine land is enough for home,.and
your countrymen and women enough
for family, at;. least in the present,"
said Marion, bating herself for the
blush she. could not restrain. Turn
ing hastily, she added,
" This is Mr. Vance, Juliette. My
cousin, Miss Randolph, Mr. Vance:"
A little figure =rose from the great
arm chair wlitetAlie had been almost
buried, and bowed smilingly in an
swer to the stately bow of the tr,..aL•
eller. Then she seated herself upon
the sofa beside Marion and unconsci
ously offered her misty golden curls,
pure complexion, and sweet blue eyes
in. contrast to her cousin's trained
and statuesque brunette beauty.
Vance, studying the - two without
looking - at either, found it impossible
'to award the palm to either, and gave
both credit for arranging a contrast
ing tableaux- 7 -a matreuvre for which
Juliette was as yet too innocent, and
Marion too proud.
After ten minutes Vance drew a
little Indian casket from his pocket
and placed it !in Miss Harleikh's
" There is the Pharaonic spoil you
have kindly allowed me to bring for
you," said he. -
Marion opened the box, and utter
a little cry ofourprise. It appeared
filled with golden beetles sparkling
With, phosphorescent gleams.' Im
mediately she closed the lid upon 1
them, and looked up into Vance's
" They will not harm you ; they
. are securely chained," ;said he, open
ing the case an it lay upon Marion's
lap, and taking•from it:a necklace of
golden scarabtei, with diamond eyes
and green enamelled wings. Each'
insect was linked to each by a tiny
chain, but so -loosely as to admit of
perrect freedonf of movement. The
necklace was' clasped by a medal of
,burnished gold deeply graven with
'certain symb'Ols or.characters, not
easily to be deciphered even as to
," Oh,the darliug,lovely, odd thing!'
exclaimed Jtdiette Randolph, while
Vancelightly, swung the glittering
toy from hiS finger ; but Marion turn•
ed pale, and slightly shivered.
" Where* did it come from, Mr.
Vance ?" (Hiked she. . •
"Prom the neck cra Pharaonic
princes; as you desired that ;it
should," returned Vance, watching
with boyish zest the effect of his an
" Oh, tell us all the story, please,
Mr. Vance I—how you got it, and
hew, she loolied, and all," pleaded Ju
liette, settling herselk in the sofa
corner with the impatient delight of
a child about to,listen to a fairy-tale,
Vance looked at her appreciatiie'-
ly, then suffered his regard to linger
for a moment upon, the proud, dark
eyes Marion Harleigh had almost un
consciously fixed upon , his own, be
fore he gaily_answered :
" Oh, yes ; we travelkfis are brit
too happy in finding audience for our
adventures you know ; and, this ile
in a' mandr ,belongs with the nee -
lace. I-wintered upon, the Nile lat
year, partly, no . dbubt, for my 'o rr
pleasure, but partly, as I hope y u
will not refuse to, believe, Miss flak
leigh, in the, hope of fulfilling yofir
commission more certainly than la
mere passing visitor could have don;
for a new mummy is not z to be m t
with every day, even upon the Nil ;
and I promieled, you will remembe ,
to take the ornament you were o
kind to;ask for,directly from the p •
sou olds original possessor. 14
inquiries, bribes, false hopes, and op
portunities of allowing myself to hie
cheated in, the neatest possible mai;,
ner, were unlimited ;
So also was my
:patience and ray faith in its final. re
ward. That faith was justified updn
the day when my drago'man mysteri
ously introduced into the cabin of tlce
Sphynx a rascally-looking Arab ca,-.
ing himself Sheikh of El Kab, t e
village off which we lay, and wbo
offere for a compensation to con
'duct the illustrious lord, of whom to
had heard as desirous of opening a
new tomb,'ho the door of one discov
ered only a feW days previously by
himself and his son, who had resoli•-
ed to sell their secret to the magnifi
cent nobleman " Inglis," instead if
to their own government, to whom t
" After hearing this story, I quiet
iy remarked to my friend the Sheikh
that I had been so *many times im
posed upon by the same account, anti
had lost so much time, patience, and
money in consequence, tLat.l had rd
solved to revenge myself upon this
very nest impostor -for all that I ha 4
suffered at the hands of hirkiratera -
ty, and that it was but fair to gis
him timely warning that I intended
keeping to my resolution, and to of
fer 'him the chance of reconsidering"
"Without any pretence of bern
hurt in his feelings or wounded in
his honor--pretences at which
should have only laughed—my Sheik,
repeated his assertion that the tom
he mentioned was, and had been f
agps, fast sealed, and that, from it
situation and ' certain characterir
wroughtupun the stone closing ittt
door, LeUrad Ito doubt it containe
the remains of some person of con
sequence.. Beyond this . he knew
nothing and -professed nothing, an 4
stipulated that, , in all events, he was
to receive a certain sum for admit
ting rue to the tomb, let the result'
be what - they might. Should the
prove considerable,. of course the rej,
ward'was to be augmented.
"Rather impressed, after all, with
the fellow's apparent honesty, I ac:
ceeded to his terms, and,that . nighti
accompanied only by my two 89
vauts, I Met him just outside th
village, and followed to the cata
combs 'perforating like the cells of
Loney-comb the samdstoue cliffs bcci
hind the town. The scene was wiltt
enough, and *more' picturesque that]
you get even in the new Park, ladies/
and, were I au artist either in worth'
or colors, I would give it 'you with,
all the accessories of swarthy Arab
in snow-white drapery and turbans E l
flashing torches,gloomy subterranea
passages, sculptured walls, and
paintings yet glowing with all tiu4
richnesk of the original color. Spar
ing this, however, 1 will merely sayl
that the old Sheikh proved himself ill
man of his word, and even • builded i
better than he knew ;' for the tondi,
whose door he had discovered hidden
behind the pile of boneS and dus4
half filling 'au outer tomb, rifled ages!
ago, had never been opened, to ali
appearance, since it was first -sealedi
up,- perhaps three .thousand yearl
ago." • i
" Three thousand years V softly
exclainv:d J titian; Randolph; open
lug her great blue eyes. "Has thel
world lasted more tan three thoul
sand years. Mr. Vance 2" I
/94 Harleigh's downcast eyes,
glittered impatient scorn ; but Vaned
smiled with the indulgence rarely re
fused by men to a pretty woman's
ignorance, while he replied,
"For perhaps four times three=
thousand years, Miss Randolph; wo
man's beauty and man's devotion;
have enacted upon this earth of ours!
the same old-new story that makes )
it to-day so beautiful and fresh, tol
'fresh and beautiful eyes."
A little quivering smile emphal
sised the look not yet died out
Miss Harleigh's haughty eyes ,• but;
Juliette, blushing like a rose, lifted
her innocent gaze to meet the meani
ing Vance rather looked than spoke ;
and then she said, _
"But the story, Mr. Vance."
" Yes, the story. We penetrated'
the tomb at last, although not ,withi
out much . dilliccilty and hard work,,
for the cement was like stone, and
that stone like—well, like scone
self. At last, however, we stoo
within the little chamber beside th
single sarcophagus it contained. Ali
the bead lay, upon a sculptured pe g :
destal, a lamp brirned•dry, but wit
• the wick still clinging to the lip, and
at the foot, an exquisite vase of alai
baster, three feet high.
" We lost no time, for the adveui
tare was not without its •peril ha
we been discovered by the Turkis
authorities' in opening the sarcophal,
gus, in removing the innumerable]
fold ' s of mummy-cloth swathing thei
occupant by the expeditious means'
of slitting the whole series from necli
to heel with a sharp knife, and turni
ing it back like the covers of_ a box 4
Within lay a slight, elegant figure;
very dark. in color, as mummies near%
ly always are, but retaining . suili
cleat beauty of outline, both m faco
and fern), to prove to .my mind that
TOM ANDi, B,IADFORD-COUNTY, PA., AUGUST 1,1868.
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a rare loveliness i f the days gone by
lay beforente, ne' hei 'preeerved nor
quite destroyed . ; and in -my heart I
Wished that the too careful love that
had kid it - hero had rather given
that beautiful form to Nature, who
would in those three thousand years
have produced and reproduced from
that germ, fi were enough td beauti
fy the whole earth.. 1
" Bat Ws ' RandolpiSs_ eyes are ex
claimilig, ' e story I the story I'
and I return; contritely. This mum
my, I had expected, w ould be richly
decorated with amulets and orna
ments, for such was the rule in the
interment o f women of the .
class sm og the Egyptiins • but, to
my surprise, there was - absolutely
no ornament about it, with the ex
ception of the unlace you now hold,
and i stnall square box or reliquary
of gold suspended from it, and con
taining a bit' of parchident inscribed
With a brief hieroglyphic sentence.
Carefully removing these, I 'folded
'the cerements once more about the
silent figure, replaced the cover of
the sarcophagus, and left my Phara
onic. princess to resume the - slumber
so rudely 'disturbed. Let us hope
that no evil dream connected with
her lost necklace has marred,' her
Vance ended smilingly,;. and Ma
rion, who had listened with the, ut
most intentness; although never rais
ing her eyes, suddenly looked at him,
"_And what was written on the
slip of parchment, Mr. Vance ?"
" But they can be read by modern
science," replied Marion, a little im
"Yes ; and the ,par i chment, with
an impression from the, clasp of the
necklace, is now in the hands of the
man best qualified to decipher-them,
of all our criptic scholars. o I left
them with , him last night, and am to
learn his decision-to-day. Yon shall
know it almost as soon as I." ,
" Thanks," said Marion, breathing
a little more freely. "It- would be
horrible to me to have a three thou
sand-year-old secret - hung like a mill
stone about my neck, - if 1 could nev
or hope to solve it!' .
"Then yen. ,will wear the neck
lace ?" asked Vance, smiling down
upon her, for he had risen to take
" Certainly. Shall you be at Mrs.
Cane's to-night ?"
" May I hope to
,meet you there ?"
" We are going,. andi I shall wear
the necklace of, scarabati, with many
thanks to the giver."
" It is not a gift ; it is a commis
sion. You sent for it by me, as you
send to Paris through your modiste
for a new dress. It•is a debt."
" Indeed I" exclaimed Marion, a
little superbly. She had walked be
side Vance the length of the draw
ing-room, and notv stood near the
door, out of ear-shot from the sofa.
" Yes," replied Vance, pausing in
his leave-taking, and slowly adding,
" The price is already fixed. Do
you with to kiMW it ?"
"Perhaps I should know it before
accepting the necklace. It may be
beyond nly means," said Marion,
struggling for an indifferent look and
" I think not—l hope not. I can
not tell pie now what that price is,
--but youi will wear. the necklace to•
• " Ycs,iquurtnured . Marion, and felt
glad to see him go. •
" What, u splendid man, Marion
dear lAnd he knows such a quan
tity really feels quite asham
ed of ign'prance beside him," prat
tled little y Julirtte ; and her cousin,
With a linkering, unfathomable smile
upon het hps, made some vague re
ply, and hid th , :, true, answer in her
That evening, at nine o'clock, came
an imperative ring at the Harleigh
door, and a message earnestly re•
questing Miss Harleigh to see Mr.
Vance for one moment on important
In ten minutes slie ea'mb down to
him, superb in gold-eolore4 silk and
black lace, but without onqments.
" Your busitiesd is very
thpu, Mr. Tance,"! 'said s e, a little
"Thank . Geri l" murniwd Vance,
staring at 'her- tiegal neck and should
" For what ? That you have some
important business at last ?" asked
Mariou liarleigh, one ofithe women
who instinctively resenq even upon
the !roan they love, the attempt to
teconcile them to lure and kiss. It
was upon , one of the , profoundest
truths of feminine nature that the
mythologist& founded their fable of
Atalanta, Uf the sleeping princess—
yes, of the S'phynx herself. le who
approaches such a woman's heart
witb intent to win, must wholly sub
-dud, it, or she turn upon him and
slay , him with her eyes for daring to
make the attempt.
But Vance was too engrossed to
tiote the 'antagonism so flattering to
his vanity which hadr replaced kiss
" You have`, not put on the neck
lace 1" exclaimed he at last. -
" I was -interrupted before my toi
fette Was compleM," siYid Marion.
"1 canter over be sufficinntiy thank
ful. I went from here to call upon
the savant 'whom I, mentioned this
morning. , lie had gone out—as I
afterward, discovered, had gone to
find -me. I reinaineildown town, and
finally dined at Behnonico's with a
friend. On my way home I called
oncemore • upon the sc/Oani i whose
Have you parted with that neck
I Said that I had presented it, to the
lady for Whom it was proeured.
" She will not wear it 7" exclaimed
" She has promised tb do so to
" Great Heaven You have kill
ed her, man 1" thundered he, and
then went to show me - the transla
tion of the hieroglyph taken from
the breast' of the mummy. It was—
'See me, the beloved of a king.
Iscorned him for a lesser love, and
thus I lie.',"
" Upon the clasp of the necklace
were engraved the words,-
"'The. !gods I who givso life, also
"In ; some way the infernal (beg
pardon, but I could nottelp it) nea
leie was the cause of that unhappy
woman's death. Probably it is poi
soned, and brought it to you,
and urged you to wear it for my
His emotion was at unfeigned as
it was evident ; and Marion Harleigh
forgot even her antagonism—forgot
the danger . she .had
drooped her happy eyes, lest her lov
er should read them too easily. -
But a lover reads his lady's eyes
even through the lids, and, five min
utes later, Millard Vance bad
sented Miss Harleigh with a g irdle
in place of the rejected necklace—a
girdle formed of his own right arm ;
and she, her pride forgotten, submit
ted to its tender compulsion, nestled ,
close to his heart, and even yielded
her lips to his kips, as meekly as the
simplest country maiden could have
• What wonder that Marion forgot
then, or afterward, to repeat to any
one the half-revealed secret of .the
necklace hidden in the depths of her
well-stocked jewel.box ?
The winter passed, and the spring,
and Mr. Harleigh took his daughter,
the nice who was to him almost
another daughter, and the good-na
tured elderly cousin who matronized,
them, to the ligle cottage by the sea
where they always spent a portion of
I the year.
Vance went also, fining quarters
in a farm-house close at hand, and
spending' all his time with the two
girls. Marion, now that she had time
to think and to command herself, was
the most capricious and shyest of
fiancees ; and poor Vance never knew
from day to day if he should be per
mitted to quietly lay his homage at
her feet, or if he must watch to see it
spurned, ridibuled, or ^rejected. Sel
dom, indeed, could' he, obtain-a tele a
tele, and not unfrequently Marion
declined altogether to see.him, plead
ing,: to-day a severe headache, to:
morrow 'a dress maker, the next day
an imperative engagement in town,
compelling her to leavo with her
father in the morning, not to rotate"
I y i
until his ret nat night.
In all hi s fferings, at first poign
ant, but, a e I as time went on more
endurable,rom these various caprices
and deserir Vance found comfort
always awaitrs his acceptunce IA
the pitying eyes nd tremeous smile
of Juliette Ran3l:,
Iph, who, single
hearted darling that she was, could
never understand how her cousin
found pleasure in tormenting thus the
.man she loved-and such a man ! •
"Perhaps she does -not love me,
Juliette," suggested Vance, in dis
consolate reply. to this wonder, naive
ly expressed on one occasion.
" Not.love you, Millard 1 Why, of
conrse she does I How could she—"
began the child, and there stopped,
blushing like the dawn.
Vance, a master in heart-lorc as in
book-, finished the sentence,-read the
blushing - face, and his own grew
suddenly pale. Then - his gloomy,eyes
wandered across the sea to the hori
zon line,. and rested there so long,
that Juliette, who had as yet guessed
neither his secret nor her own, gaily
asked of what he was dreaming.
" I was ,thinking What a pity I
came home list winter," said Vance,
"Oh, donit. talk like that 1 M'ariOu
will be well to-morrow, and perhaps
- gay and bright. And on those days,
you know, you do not wish that you
had not come home," said •Mtvion's
cousin, with a smile as tenderas it
I was arch.
Vance glanced at her, then away,
and, leading her back to . the house,
excused himself from entering, and
spent half the night pacing up and
down the beach with the wild sea
breaking whitely at its feet.
" I must have an explanation with
Marion ; and, unless she will consent
to an early marriage, I shall leave
this some for time. 1 will travel
But if the night brings counsel. it
also puts to sleep. and benuMba the
counsel that came Belpre ; and when,
next morning, Vance found his lady
love:genial, beautiful, and even affec
tionate, he said nothing of the expla
-nation or the journey, and the' day
went on as many a day had gone
And other days, and weeks, and
months, while still the little party
lingered at the shore, held by the
warm, dry autumn, as sweet as sum
mer, and even'richer in their gorgeous
And still the explanation had not
come ; and still Vance lingered ; and
still Juliette, the simple, loving child,
all innocently sought. to soothe the
wounda inflicted by her haughty
cousin,• and all unconsciously gather
ed poison to herself from the wound
she had sought to heal.
At last there came a day when
Marion, suddenly arraigning her own
heart for judgment, found it guilty of
hypocrisy, ingratitude, cruelty, and
all uncharitableness toward the one
creature upon earth for whose sake
life was worth the living. She stood
aghast at the record placed by mem
ory before eyes too long and too
wilfully blinded, and then took a
resolve in strict accordance with her
fault. As. the sine had been a sin of,
pride, so the reparation was born of
a profund and sweet hurnility,—child
of pride wedded to love.
" I will go to him this . moment;"
whispered Marion,. " and, telling him
how dearly, how wholly I love him, I
will beg forgiveness for my fault, and,
if he wishes still to take me all to
So, on the moment she went. It
was the night of the full moon, the
harvest moon, and all earth and ocean
lay glowing and quivering in a bath
of golden splendor. From the woods
and fields came rich autumnal odors,
and from over the sea, sighing breaths
of a dying tropic breeze,— night birds
and insects on the one hand, the long
waste of dreaming waves sliding up
the' sands, and breaking in music,
upon the other.
• Marion stopped, to raise her face
" Thank God for life, for this beau.
tifal world, and for love," murmured
she and then went smiling on.
Her light feet made no noise upon
the sand ; the moon and the wind
throw her long shadow and the rust
ling of her . draperies behind her ; and
so she came all wiconacionaly along
the beach to the spot' where Vance
and Juliette sat iii-the deep recess of
Hearing her lover's voice, Marion
paused.a ilhe could not speak indif
ferently to him just then, nor • could ,
she say what was in. her heart to
other ears than his. She hesitated,
wondering how to act, bnt soon won
dered no more, for Vance spoke again
n answer to words which Marion did
not hear. ;
"You do comfort me, darling . ; vim
else ?" asked he passionately, :and
Marion; turned to stone an , she stood,
kneiv, as if she had seen it, 'the em
brace and kiss that accompanied the
words. • •
Then Juliette murmjired sobbingly.
"Oh, Millard, n• must not—you
ought. not It Is Marion whom you
love, and she loves you. Lot me go
away from both of you r —and die,"
" No, you. shall stay with me, and
live," cried VanCe, ardently. "She
does not love the now, if she overdid.
Has not she been trying to prove how
little she cares for mnever since we
came here? • And I.:—oh, darling, it
is simple, trusting, loving heart like
yours that a man should give his own
for. Marion is a splendid woman--a
woman of grand intellect, passions
and - possibilities.; but you 4 Juliette,
you are the dove whose nest is. in my
heart. Come to me, doveling—come
to your home forever I Trust me ;
you have • the right, and Marion will
Then, is the pause that followed,
she turned and went her way, care
less if she were seen and heard or
not. Turning her back upon the man
that had wooed her to her doom; she
saw her shadow stretching black and
ominous along her path, and she set
her feet within it at every step. The
dreamitig sea no longer whispering
of love and hope, moaned wearily
among its grasses ; the sighing wind
brought an odor of decay from `the
woods and fields, of chill unrest from
the distant sea.. The sands that had
seemed ,the golden dust of Pactolus,
were of a sudden filled with flints and
shards. All nature showed'a change,,
and yet nowhere was change like that
in the heart Marion Harleigh carried
home from the little journey she hid
made to find her love.
The nest, morning. Vance was
awakened in the early dawn by. the
farmer's wife, who,. standing at- his
bedside, laid a letter in his hand.
"It was brought by the Squire'is
man. .11. c said you was to have it
last night, but it waseo late when be
got here that we was- all a-bed, and
so he called again the first thing this
morning and made me conic right up
"Yes, thank you. 'hlt will do.
Mrs. Brown," said Vance, who, hold
ing the unopened letter, had turnect
of a sudden, numb and 'chill with a
So soon as he was alone, he tort
open the envelope- with his fingers
almost too impatient and too trerhn
lons to reach their object. -.
It contained the slip of parchment,
Marion had begged of =him soon after
their engagement, and the sheet,. of
paper exhaling the violet pert tine
Marion loved,-and with Marion's no
nogram at the top. It brought *him
this message :
"Your friend'did not interpret the hiero
glyph aright. Thiii is my reading :
'Behold /104 who fancied myself the
beloved of a king among men. He scorned
me for a lesser Itive, and thus I' ie.' "
In ten minutes Vance, with death
at his heat* was, on his way to he.
who thus sumnioned him. The early
morning was fresh and sweet and
delicate in its beauty as a Young
girl's first dream of love, but Vance
knew it tro.more than Cain, who fled
from the wrath of God and the eyes
of man with a brand upon his brow.
Arrived at the cottage, and finding
only the Servants astir, be ordered
Marion's maid to go and ask if she
could see him in half an. hour.
The woman went, and when her
shrill shriek rang through the house,
one listener at least was neither
startled, nor doubtful of its meaning.
Striding up the stairs, and past the
frightened servant who ran to call
her master, he entered the chamber
alone, and stood beside the bed where
lay his mistress, royal in death. She
had • dressed herself -in the- bridal
robes, given her'only a few days pre
-iiously by her doting, father, and
magnificent • in silk and lace and
embroidery of oriental pearls. The
bridal veil, fastened to her glorious
coronal of hair, swept down at either
side, but no flowers encircled it, or
lay upon the quiet bosom ' or were
clasped iu the icy fingers. No flower,
no jewel, no 'ornament of any descrip-,
tion entered into that strange bridal
toilet, save such as formed part of
the, dress itself„ and a necklace of
golden searabmi about the throat.
With a groan, such as the rack
might at last wring , from the strong
est heart, V,ance bent to examiiae-this
necklace, which had, 'as the merest
glance sho wed, undergone some
- Strange, indeed I The beetles, no
letager mere toys and imageseappear
ed to have suddenly assumed life,
the power attributed to them by the
men who worshipped them as gods.
Standing erect upon the myriad legs
hitherto folded unobserved beneath
their bodies, with open, and upraised
antennm, with their diamond' eyes
flashing - and glittering in-the first ray
of the rising sun, the creatures ap
peared so fearful and so unearthly
that Vance drew back a pace in ter
ror from the sight. Recovering hie
manhood almost' instantly, however,
he snatched at the necklace with the
shrinking hate of human nature' in
presence of the fiend, and would have
torn it from its resting-place, although
too late, for its work-was done.. But
with a strange, new thrill of horror,
he found the effort in vain. Each of
these thread-like legs ended in a mi
nute claw, and each of these 'claws,
fastened deep in the flesh• beneath,
held to its prey, still warm beneath
its deadly grasp.
The household, alarmed and won
dering, were by • this time flocking
into the room ; bat Vance, turning
upon them a pallid face, and eirained,
blood shotten eyes, begged to'be left
yet a moment alione 'with the corpse
of hie promised wife. Only' - the - fa
ther remained ; and Vance, leading
02-" per 'Annum, ifs A.dvance.
him to the •bed, pointed at what lay
there,-asking, in a hard, cold voice.
"She dressed herself in these robes
as a girl would naturally like to .do,
and she- put this necklace about her
Deck It was poisoned, as I told her.
when' I gave it to , her, and warned
her . ucit.- to use it. She forgot my
warning, and placed .it - about her
throat, meaning, perhaps, to wear it
as my gift when we should stand
befOre the altar. I warned her;:but
she did not heed, and—there she lies."
Peter Harleigh, shrewd and crafty
man• of the world,looked • long Stud
,earrieitly into the faos'of his son-ixt ,
law, then into the face of the - corpse,
hardly sterner, hardly *biter, than
that of- - the man ; and - at last he said,
"There is a mystery, but I do not
care to fathom it, lest I hate the man
my . daughter loved: 'The Story you
tell will - answer. Go, now, and leave
me alone with my dead."
" I will take this ; it is my right,"
said Vance, plucking awapthe neck
lace. Beneath it lay a livid band
encircling . the throat, and comNsed,
as a close
.examination shosved;_ of
innumerable points or dots; but, even
'as theylooked, this faded slowly from
the surface, and an hour - later, the
skin_ had become smooth and white
as it had ever been.
No one saw-Vance after this, until
be stood with her father and cousin
beside Marion Harleigh's open grave.
When the services were ended, and
the Mourners, save themselves, dis
persed, he turned to these two, and
simply Said— _
"Good-by. You will not see me
Juliette, ,uttering' a faint moan,
turned away; then, tottering,-fell in
a swoon like death.
- ,Her uncle, pointing to ifer , prostrate
body, sternly met the eyes
miserable man who stood staring
gloomily before him, and said—
" Not her too, - surely 1 Is not one
enough ?" -
"If Juliette will marry me, you
may set the day for yourself," said
" One year from to-morrow, if Ju
liette still wishes. Let my girl lie
one year, One little year, in her grave
first,' and then her claims shall give
way to those of the living," replied
the old man bitterly ; and Vance-----' •
" One year from to-morrow I will
come back. Then, if Juliette will
marry me, she shall."
The year came round, and, with it,
Vance. Juliette who loved, and could
not comprehend him, was ready to
Accept the sacrifice be offered hustead
of a heart, and they were married.
'She is happy in her nursery and in
her household, abd she worships and
deceives in a thousand little mays the
husband she Tears as much as she
• And:he ? Of his. inner life we do
not speak.; of 'the outer let this fact
suffice,: where no eye but his own
ever sees it, he hides a little Indian
calket- containing the Egyptian neck-
The scarabmi, no longer excited
by contact- with warm human - flesh,
lie in the quiescent)atate we first saw
them, but the venom - remains, the
power remains ; and Vance, looking
at them, fancies often that they 'are
but the outward symbols cf the
avenging memories that gnaw and
sting •his.heart forever.
GEN• BLAIR IN HARTFORD.
The Hartford Evening Post, sue of
the most and candid pni:eis
in New England, makes itself re
sponsible for the following statement.
We should hestitateloug before giv
big such , a charge to the public on
less trustworthy. authority : ' '
. " General Frank Blair, the Denio
oratic.candidate for Vice-President,
made a speech in this city on Mob
day evening, March 26, 1867, of
which the following is au extract
" Cit'zens : The free'
d'm of New England—the free'd'ai—
the Con'ectieut river's redush'd to
th' workshops of New England.
[A Voice—pry up I]
Blab princ'ples of 'r fathers
discrim'naie 'r gov'ment from the
monar(hic)ics of 'r old world, and
we have to cone down to abs'late
and 'riginal prop'sitions of—of—lib'-
ty and 'r pursuit of property!
[Great confusion in the hall. Cries
of " Put him out,'-etc.]
Blair (smilingly)—O, no, don't put
He'll be put out when he
I, let's no that he wants to be pat oat.
[Great laughter.] I say, don't pnt
'm out. There such a thing.,as public
'rpinion, and if a man opposes public
epirion, and makes a nuisance of
'm self, he'll be abated—he will,
[Here the chairman whispered to
him, and' Blair -smiled' in a strange
Blair—The •ov'ment noL loaf
xists•—they have sub'sfuted for it a
gov'ment of congessional discre'hun
has proceeded• to enact laws in vio
lation of con'sn'bhun, by which the
con'sn'shun is tirely a'nilated!
- [Several voices—'Rah for con'stu'-
Blair—Yel'r citizens I shay—
[lige he was interrupted by-vio
lent hisses and stampingin all parts
pf the half.]
The chairman waved his hand in a
beseeching manner for the crowd to
Blair—My fel'r citizens, I shall not
detain you but a—
[More stamping and hissing, and
the chairman waved his hand again.]
Blair—l wish say that this
thing(?) is to destroy 'r government
which has been 'r wonder and admi
ration of the 'r world.
' • [Loud hisses were given, and there
was great confusion. The chairman
lifted up his forefinger, this time be=-
•Blair—Fel.'r citizens. Before— •
• [Violent applause and hisses.]
[Cries for 'Doolittle,'l'Doolittlel
'[Renewed hissing and great dis
[The Chairman—Order, gentlemen,
Blair—lt is not true the people of
'r. South—LLong continued hissing
and mock applause.! '
. The Chairman—l beg you gentle
men to be so kind is to hear the ar
gument of our gallant (1) friend.—
He does not deal in declamation.
[Here the confusion was so great
that the meeting threatened to break
Up in a row, and many left the ball.]
Blair—l say these negroee—
A Voice 7 -D-n the Diggers"; let
them go and give us sonietlibg else.
[Shouts 4of litughter.j - _
Blair--We , cannot let theta to--
Same voice—We hear enuff.—
[ S directed then his remarks te.:
thefindividual who had interrupted
him' 'and his smiling countenance in
dicated that be enjoyed, the episode.]
Blair, (turning again to the such
[Greatconfusion, and cries of 'Sit
down,' 'Dry up,' with hisses and
stamping. Here a gentleman o.n the
state conferred with' the chairman,
Blau meantime trying to get the at
tention of the crowd.) •
Blair—l was going on to say that'
these negioes [great shouting], B4t
- as you'll not bear me, I'll-give way.
- He then eat down, greatly to the
relief of everybody in the hall."
Tile same paper. prints elsewhere
the following copy of the bill of Mr.
F. P, Blair, Jr, at the Allyn HQURC
in that city for two days' stay at that
time : " two days' boatd, $lO ; lem
ons and whisky,.sos--total,.s7s.' j
Does this'-throw any light on the
COULDN'T Oar m RIGHT FLOP.—ID
the year during the - Millerito excite
ment in the usually'quiet town of
Durham, old "Aunt Sally 11--L—, who
would " weigh nigh onto two hundred
pounds," got up one evening ;in the
meeting, and said :
"Oh, brethren and• sister's, bless
the Lord, I'll soon get away from this
wicked World ; I'm going to in et the
Lord in few days. My faith is
powerful strong 1 . Oh. yes, posierful
strong it is I & strong," continued
the old lady, extending,her arms and
motioning them like a goose on the
wing, " that it does seem - as if I
could fly right away now and meet
the Lord in the air."
The minister, who was as great an
enthusiasit on " going up" as the Old
lady, encouraged. her by exclaiming
"Try; , sister, try I - Perhaps you
can if yok faith is strong enough."
" Well I can," .she exclaimed,
know fcaii, and I wnL?.
She was .standing near a window,
'which was raised on account of the
oppressive heat, for it was summer.
With her‘handkerchief in one hand,
and her fan in the other, she mounted',
the seat, and thence to theetop of. the ,
pew, and give a leap into the
with a flying motion of her arms,
expecting to ascend heavenward.—
But the law of gravitation was t,,
much both for her faith and the grav
ity of tile audience. Down she came,
with an enormous- and-very.anga..;
grunt, shaking the whole house: i.y
the concussion. •
She arosejol4d her wings, and
with gr l eat meekness sneaked b.tc.!.:
into her seat, ..e - ildently - disappoint c d.
The next evening some of the yonv
folks asked 4ei. :
"Aunt Sally,. why didn't -you ay
last night when you tried so hard;"
"1 cOuldn't get the right flup," - was
the meek and;very conclusive reply.
FREE IttiosnY.—"Was Uncle Paul
a Mason ?" ke;asked of Midi; Parting
ton as he stoodlooking at the rigid
profile of the ancient corporal of,the
!'Bloody Lei:Toth" that • hung on he
"No he-was 4 veteran sa.rgent nat
ural], though be took to gardening
afterwards; and raised the most won - -
aerial . stinashes that always :took the
primer at the tlortienltural affair."
"I mean 'was. he 'll Freemason,'!
e.mtinned Ike.' :
"0, dear no," replied she, "and I'm
glad of.it,for they are a good deal too
free in throwing' their plasterin"
_is very rmortarfying,"
and takes the color out of things so ;
and when they whitewashed the,
kitchen didn't they make free with
the balm bad/ rum which they - mis
took for a'cordial Y and.l wish it had
been a metic to have • taugnt 'em
lesson to be a little less free . next
"But - Free masons," said Ike petu
leutly, 'aiut - masons ; I mean the
fellows that build the temple."
"0 !" she exclajmed,"them ? Well,
clear,l have heard a goon many things
they did,aild- then again I have h. aril
a goOd many they didn't .and so h,;-
tweet/ cm both I don't biliere nei
ther. Itis a great mystery I" -she
whispefed, "and if they did kilr3for- _
gan, they ought to have done it if
they agreed to,tho"twas , a bbd - st , iry
.fr;ld of him sculling up Niagara -
iu a potash kettle with a croW bur,w heft
is preposterous, and as fur as the
gridiron—thereby hangs a. tale, and
the Lord knows what they do in
their secret cemetries when -they "get
on one another's clothes by mistake
and cut _np all sorts of capers, to say
-nothing of the ridiculous aprons
which do make gm look so queer,"
The interest of Ike has ceased,aud
he haS turned his attention to anoint
ing the cat with an application of
THE MOON .1.N1) THE W,i.lv.ixa.--11
any marked connection existed be
tween the state of the air and the,
aspect of the moon, it must inevita
bly have forced itself unsought upon ,
the attention of meteorologists. In
the weekly return of births, deaths,
and marriages, issued by the Regis-.
.trar General, a table is given, show
ing all the. meteorological . elementi
for every day in the year, and a col
umn is set-apart for noting the chan
ges and positions of the moon. These
reports . extend backward nearly a
quarter of a century. here, then, is
a reporotory of date that ought to
reveal at nglance any such connec
tion, and would certainly have done
so had it- existed. But no constant '
relation bet Ween. the. Moon columi.s
and those containing the instrument
readings has' ever been traced. Oar
metrological observatories furnish
continuous and unbroken records of
atmospheric variations, _ extending
over long series of years ; these if
ford still more- abundant means for
testing the validity of the lunar hy
pothesis. The collation has frequent
ly been made for special points in
the inquiry, and certainly some et:l . '-
nettion hai been found to obtain be
tween certain positions of the moon
in her orbit and certain instrumental
averages.; but so small are the ef
fects traceable to lunar influences
that they are almost inappreciable
among the grosser irregularities that
arise' from other as yet uftexpittineti
causes.. ' .
A RAW Irishman, just over, went
into a redaurant, and .was asked
what ho would have. ' "Why, 011 3 2-,
thin' to ate, av coorse," was the reply
A plate of hash was sot before him
" Fot's that ?"- demanded ho. " That's
tvittles," was the reply. Hi eyed the
6omr,ound suspiciously for some time,
and finally .exclaimed : "Bo jabers,-
theism that chewed that can ate