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• TOWANDA, PA.
TWIN F. SANDERSON,
OF FI C E.—Meani Bullding corer Towell7s Store)
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i'aivanda, Pa,. April 18.16.
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SON dc Co., Portland. Maine. . jan2A,T7.
FARM AT PRIVATA 'SALE.-
A Farm of 100 acres within 2, , i miles of To
wanda Borough, on a gond level read leading from
Towanda to Monrrxdon, with plenty of good Fruit.
—apples, pears, peaches, plumbs, cherries, grapes,
&e.-2 apple and -I peach orchard. A good frame
dwelling honse, with 11 rootni andt 4 cellars, with
water in the house brought from a valuable spring,
through pump logs, also running water in the
barn yard the year, round supplied 'from the same
Fprinz,' One goo,' underground stone basement
stable. for horses or cattle, also 2 horse barns—one
Cr../ corn house—poultry yard and underground
ehi'kery and other out buildings. 77,:u . res HO
proved the balance In a nods. The land is welt wa
tered. and Iles to the east. and under a good state
of r'linvation.anti within '2O minutes tide of the
village. It Is owned by a gentleman residing In
Tmramia. wipt on account of advanced years., fle=
sires to Iv, out of the farming business. It can be
bmlght any lime between this and April next for
CA p..r.acre. P 050.5.19:: given April Ist 1577. Ad
are, .I:'Andrew Wilt4. 4 Attorney-at-Law, 'Towanda.
VOll, SA LE.—A Farm of 34 acres,
_L . iNllon Bill. in .3lonroe iwp.. all Innprovrci.
A g(s , kl rloinq and Barn, and nice young; orchard
thereon.. Well fenced with atone and atunip.
Frk particulars, enquire of .lUter Vangord..r, on
FAMI. FOR SALE.—The Farm
lately owned by Matilda Vangorder. of AFy
him twpc Lr offered iit private sale. The farm C 1111•
tains al acre , , all improved. well watered and fenc
ed : live miles front Towanda, and. convenient to
•who•ol and church. For terms, &c., inquire of PE
TER VANGoRGEtt, Liberty C o rner s . E. 11. DE.
Li iNG, near the premises, or G. 1.. BULL. Mon
rneton. Oct. 2. 70-tf.
FOR SALE.—A farm of 100 acres,
bo Improved. , outlo.we,t put of Smithfield
P• . Prad ford Cc , ., Pa. ,T mu orchards, tno,tly
graftod fruit, h0u, , ,, of 11 M0r0 ,, , art:tug:4l fikr one
vr two families . , two barns. For particulars, ,etk
,zi re br, pre tul.,es„ or cf .
a tit:2 1 , 11. 1 ,'"W1S FRENCH
FOR SALE AT A BARGAIN.-
A good fans, containing t,fi acres, In Orwell
1 " 4-11 `iiiP. , Excellent fruit, a g , . 41 house. 4t , ',
Wk•ii a.l.sptt,t to either grain or dairy purpo,l.:s„
Tenn,to salt purcint,erl. Enquir , of
.. .1011. NT LLACK.•
I hay, ah,. ^ larg.• farm, which I now the
1 as 111 M-11 ehyap.
T OW RENTS To CORRESPOND
J WITH THE HARD TIMES.—.t ounihor
dwol:ing lo , tow:aor rrut, lrw•atrd on. Main.
n,ar Ih.• rent n• of tho Boroogh.
- AI-0. several ilweliings i4uttable for mechanic.,
I'. ices reduced to eatrrospnllli NV1211111,2 2 113111 times.
1;..1a!v to .1. N WIEW WILT. °Mee over
rt'ae , ' lino); Store. Patton's ttnaelt._ 0:1 , 119 :
X0(1( CAN'T K• MADE BY
• y r every r.azent every month In the bal-at
aa''s • 172. 2122 111241, 12211 t Wow %%Manz to work can C.21,
tlv urn a al.azen dollars a day light In their own
lawalaties. have no more. lariat 10 explain here.
Paastaaess jalea‘ant 32111 honorable. Women. Nays
mad girls do a. Well as then. We furnish yea
a complete etutfit free. Thc• lauslnes4 'pays batter
Orin anything els.% We will bear ,expense o r
saartaw; yott. Par ieulars free. Write anal see,.
Farmers and lit •claames, their inns anal daughters,
anal all ran In wed of paying work at Maine.
saw dal n to us awl leare ab about the work at
awee. Na-w i. the l;nte. Pou't delay. "Aalalre.ss
Tut , /. 8 a aa.. Autths!aa. Maine.
rt Week 10 Agent,. 10 (tuffiterr t ,-
, I U. VICKERY. Align:Va.
L'EELEY'S OYSTER.BAY AND_
N 11 , P1"SE.—.1 frw ioors'snnth nt
tl by the day or W(*): 4,11
terms. %Varn ta• al:..t.rrvv(l at all hours.
:0 and rt!tail.
'F. H. LEWIS, V. S.,
Itas r ..„„, 1 alfir.pitai far SI, k and IClser.setl
at Towanda. ra. of for trrat tor la
fart 1.11.• (Al/ flstnla, alt
ib!pf , and rau,, , r,,ti: crri i ic. Wart , and tumors of all
as 1.1 . 11" !Nitwit laturrie,it erred (Lunchnut
rrnuairtl):, i•tirictihr. or gp , r , e heel
-trains' or (molder: rioitrarted fort. and all dvi.easi;
t-\, pt tiontagiiins sitingt at hisliiipirq.
.ircl.—au .i.vn:tiluti that the atiru thin and
apprtilintiii*l oprratltin which
tho tIZ" anti tit:nattier adding year; to
dorking, tit liiklng and stralgotrolng uf
.7 tily 27,-6
N. C. r:
ca..str.ill , ,tt loor•t•i
k-rk•••,11.. Yjr a' kir :hi. , 1:1.141 hr 11:1.1 as fhc
tkav•-•:11.-q , k.,=. The], will be 4n exlklikitbak ,at bls
unly k•kaapieik• ai.aluzny of the bon,: in
.t of th, 2:7 a.! 1
rark , , i,ritnei, of ktirgkw3 - rik-rforin 4111 him.
11... rig secured ....it Ices of .1. S. V. S..
a!:! by gen: it 11.1Jv kleperina.k.t az:4l kgriet attrn
-10 13,11: :11 , , -,Z...!'111
p 1.7.,! the pkilnie, ar.d ,V,lbera:rll.4,
vt 11,h - ika:rkkikagv.
•..tai a: t. , 1,1 !on given to II I , ra.zs of Horn Cat: ie.
fir. 1. tWI , Vi t. at any distancr for
rrn , ;•rty. consultations
KING2,I:I.:tIV, LI VERT STALPI.
Ton an.la. Der. '2l, IKG
THE FARMERS' 'MUTUAL
7x SI:RANCE CO.. of TrA'A
FARM PROPERT`: ONLY
Each member Tei , •s a feP. at thr• time cr
to 'rover charter atll , :tote;ital (files of the Co..
uo payment requirol., ex , ept
to rue,: Ileum I , y Ere among: the InemberNhip.
Thl. , of In.uranee for I: a IZSE
rapidly into favor. :
ZI:wo of I:u•lnes7, SPRINo; BILL PA.
Th, n't will I . :. T.:1%11:401,s of TIISC3-
n•ri, IVyaln".l , lg. Al.yltun, Terry
a• 01 Stallingand furnwrs lu tlm-e Ton
cr ir.forniatlnn, tray ad-
A. B. SI'M N ER. See. and A rzr..
prng. hill, ltr.mt
\V. M. Sift:lllVA Y. I'r.-s. .14174 ni
B 11). - A NrS POPULAR
HISTORY OF TEE' UNITED STATAS
rrc .11 the tit,c,,%ery t.i.B7c. i , r. 1 , •4,1 , y ,I;el ell
pre-:ii,;(•rte periG , l and .I..ge of the hionili!
WIELIAM Cr 1.1.1:!: BRYANT AND SIDNEY
}MI::: rust ra7..•11 .1:11 origln3l‘l--!end, to i.e ro a r•
I:. f,. ;r larg- . tavu, 7 , 5) pages 1.301.
rms:-.7ig & Co., putkllsbens :43 &:+i,
r..11.ay.. New Yolk.
MATTES , vN k .1:)(1 , ...n. Gerirra: A grilt4,
Or' M. S l- . CON V Ag. ut Ivr Noraim. Pcnrl
- 311 AV Elmira, N. y. •
pooK I:lN . l)EliY.—The public is
14,1,r:rainy Informed ttaa: the Iluada.
La- W.' r...1:.• , ‘ , 0 :1 if. the RE.VvItTE/: BUl:Cntig
third zta a rty_ atha r— El 1m done
In at! It; cart-.n tranrhe., nn
ttnirr will n:luw. Thu !tindery v. - 111
tzLider filo t lia.ge of
C. ' 11. C. WIIITAKER,i-
An experienced and all work T:111 be
, !enirt,v done in 3 niar.novr which rannot
exeellvd. • NoV“l , 3Te•I',. out
L. 11114 in every style. Partleubr a.t:ev
zioa "ill be P. 1341 to 1141 Ruling and Binding of
any de.0..-ed pnttern, which. in quality and dura
bility will be warr-n:ed.
4.11 - . All work will bo ready for delivery when
The patronage of !ho pabac is snt!cit and per *all! factb.n
FIRST NATIONAL BANS
TOWAN DA, PA
This tank offers FNUSUAL FACILITIES to
the transarthm of a . .
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS ACCiiiRDIN
STECIA;; CARE OtTEN TO TrIECCLERSTION OT
MUTES AVD CIILCF 8,.
rartlPs to'SEND NMNEY to mar part of
the Unltel Slates, England, Ireland, Scotland, or
the prlcelpal elites and towns of Europe, can here
procure drafts for that purpose.
To er from the Old Country, by the best steam or
sailing line, always on hand.
r A LIZA VIIOUGHT orrat. DIDL : CLD lIATT.S;
highest -.rice paid for 11. S., Bonds,
Jos.Vo WELL, N. N. BETT, JE.
0. A. BLAB%
F. 11. LEWIS. V. S
Is now I<sn!nz perpr tU3i p•IDrlo on
}1 4 .W.11:1)
Gold and Silver.
SCHOOL BEOIEWS SO-DAY.
fly JOUN 11. WATER
I'm glad vacation's oTer, and school ['called AVID!
FM. thirteen weeks my romping boys have crazed
. their mother's brain; • •
For thirteen weeks rve counted the sultry days
I'm glad vacation's over and satiool begina to-day.
They say that teachers cannot teach, that acho'airs
cannot learn, •
Thro' all the days of summer—the days that fairly
I wonder if they ever ask how mothers get along
With romping boys who lied their joys In doing
something wrong ?
There's John. and Joe, and Jimmy—their clothes
were nearly new .
When they Came home from school that, day, and
said the term was through.
Now John, and Joe, and Jimmy, with sun-brown
bands and feet,
Come in at night about the plight of_ beggais on
There is no order in the house; I cannot And .a
The drawers aro tumbled tip Aide down with six
- bands hunting string; _
Thu chairs am alvi'ays in a row, the whole hotise
fairly Jars . •
With Jimmy running.off widen to•rn9 his train of
My brand-new caning knife I found. out In the
grass where Joe,.
Had ttsed it making armors for Jimmy's little bow;
And John came home !min fishing—came whist
ling through the gate—
'With father's best tobacco ota filled up wlthworms
The liens hay.r had a frightful time the whole va
- Cation through; •
They could not hide a nest away the hest that they
_ could do.
I heard the rooster crow this morn; to me It seem
ed to say
••I'm glad vacation's over and school begins 'to
"All work," they say, " without some . play makes
Jack a stupid tsiy."
Wel!, Olio's a grs_id. old -adage, and gives the ur-
But if the man who wrote It Hied now and twined
sit up late and benttch his pate to write a dif
There. there, I'm hot e.omplatultig! Tho' weary of
the poi.: • •
1 Imo, as only mothers can, my rattling, romping
And 111 watch for four o'clock tiugli every cow
- lug day,
When LVan see my darlings out In the yard at
I've 011eldear,buy 110 W sleeplng beneath the snin
Ite took a long vacation when he went home, to
When We's rough school Is over VII meet him by
Where graves iw'er hide our treasures—where dear
oues never die.
—R , ,che-R . ter P. m ocr;at
aif;rellaitral o .
The White Chrysanthemums.
Marian Gray!s heart was full of
-bitterness. Two years ago she had
gathered these very white chrysan
themums of the first week in Novem
ber to lay on h&•r mother's coffin.
There had been plenty of the. usual
- funeral tlowers—japonicas and tube
roses and white. heath and the rest ;
but Marian had stolen out and_ gath
ered the chrysanthemums because
her mother loved thein, and because
they grew in the ohl.garden at hoine.
"She will not care fur the others,"
she had said to herself ;- "she always
hired our ownflowers best, and she
shall take them with her." Marian
was fourteen then—old enough to
mourn fur her mother passionately—
old enough, too, to understand and
feel deeply what her mother said to
per just at the last.
"You must- care for papa and the
:boys. Marian. - You will be'mistress
now, I think, young as you are. At
least you can be if you are so careful
of papa's comfort that he doesn't
feel the need of getting any one to
keep house : and I trust the boys to
you. You must be elder sister and
mother too, and never let them miss
-am more than you.cau help." And
then Marian remembered how her
mother's sad eyes had searched her
face, and how she had kissed her at
the end, and said, "It's a hard lesson
for you to learn, when you are so
young; but you must always think
of yourself last, and by and by you
-will see that $ brings its own exceed
ing great rewaid."
- Mi.s.Gray had lived several hours
after that, and had kissed Marian
again, and - kissed the boys also, and
blessed them, and then gone to sleep,
like a child, on her husband's shout
, der. with a child's smile - on her lips
and a beatitY of long passed youth,
at which the
. children wondered: on
her face. But Marian always felt
that her true parting with her Mother
was in those few moments when they
were all alone. and mamma had
charged her to 'be her father's com
fort. and the boys' mother.
And she had tried faithfully.. She
looked back now over the two years
that had passed, and she said, with 1
tears streaming down her cheeks;. l
" Yes, mother, I have been faithful." '
she had left school, and devoted her
self to making her. mother's plate,
good. She hadkept-the same servant
her mother had ; ' and tile. woman,
touched by the unconscious pathos
of the young girl's elibrts . - to make
good that vacant place, helped her
silently in a thousand ways. And
Marian thought she had succeeded.
She could- not see that any comfort
had been lacking in her father's home;
and as fur the boys—Hat and Geor
diethey almost - worshipped her,
"But of what use had it all been ? "
she thought, bitterly ; for now .her
father was going to bring home
another wife in her mother's stead.
He had told her very tenderly, to be
sure. • He said . that he had felt she
was too - young for such care. - She
ought to be in school ; and in bring
ing home to her for mother the only
woman he knew who seemed worthy
to till her own mother's place, that
he felt he was securing as great a
blessing to her as to him Self; and
then he had said, as. he kissed her
"Make the house look as pretty as
you can—won't you, Marian? Eliz
abeth loves beauty.. I . don't think
there are . many flowers left except
those white chrysanthemums; but I
wish you'd put some of -those into
her room." , .
Marian timuiht she could have
borne it all, if it hadn't been for that
last request. The white flowers that
she had gathered justlwo. years ago
TOWANDA, BRAD - FORD COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 'B. 1877.
for her mother's funeral, to do duty
as bridal flowers for thnusurperl - It
seemed' to her that:this was the one
drpp too much. She did not 'consider
that her father could, not have thought
Of this • that; indeed, he probably
never knew that she had made the
wreath,of them for her mother's cof
fin at all. Her passionate girl's heart
swelled almost to bursting with the
bitterness of the thought that she
was to,nse thelloweis she had always
held sacred to her mother for this
new bride's pleasure. •
"0, she shall have them all," she
cried, passionately; "and much good
may they do her! They are funeral
flowers. It is a bad omen."
Then she went' out and 'gathered
them, every one. She made bouquets
of Wen] 'for the mantel; she - put
knOts of them in the looping of the
windoW curtains; and a glassful upon
the bureau. Everywhere in the new
mother's room gleamed their white
ness=—fit for bridal or burial. In the
parlor below she-would'have none of
them. That was garnished with the
fire-tinted leaves she had igathered in
the late September, and with the
pale-bleached fernS she had brought
home in - October—ferns that seem -
always lik9 the ghosts of thee dead
summer, holding pone of its warmth
or brightness, but only a hint of its
vanished grace. Then she went into
the kitchen with the pretty little
mistress-of-the-family. Or which be
came her so well.
" Bridget," she said, "Mrs. Gray
will be coming to-night. Let us give
her a good supper, she will need it
after :.her journey ;• and then,"' she
added, her native honesty coming to
the front, "I don't want her to think
no one - ,kneiv how,to keep house here
until she came." , r
Bridget understood and Smiled.
There was no danger but the Cabe
would be clear that night, - and 4 thC
wadli!s light, and - the broiled chicken
done to a turn.
Then Marian went into the parlor
and sat down in her, mother's'eliair.
Her eyes filled with tears, as they
had so many times that day. She
closed them, and her thoughts went
back to the hour when her mother
had bid her good-bye. She thotight
the whole scene over, as she had so
-often, and seemed to hear every one
of the words afresh, in he i r. mother's
low, tender voice. .And, somehow, a
new sense Of her mother's meaning
came to her. "You_ must always
think of yoursetf last," liet mother
had said. Was she. doint , that now; ?
Was she not thinking of herselffirst
—of her own pain—of the wound of
her self-love in being set aside where
she 'Thought she had done so well—
of having some one else nearer her
father than she was--of being no
9t the head ?
" - No,' she cried, hotly. "It's not
that; its having some one else in
my mother's place. -He had no right
But a tender; unseen presence
seemed near her, all the while breath
ing gentler thoughts. Something
told her that her mother up in Heav
en would not' be jealous for herself;
and something else asked her if she
were sure she could so devote all her
future to her father as to keep him
from needing that companionship
which is the very life and soul of the
living. She would not yet - confess it.
bukshe knew, in the soul of her soul,
tinit' she had been wrong; and as she
got' up to call the boys, she said to
herself, "Think of myself last'?
I can try to do that for your sake,
mother, and for your sake I will keep
the boys as happy as I can. If
they arc too young and unreasoning
to feel it, so 'much the better; you
would not want their hearts to ache
as mine does."
She went to the door, and called
the little fellows playing outside, and
they hurried in.
"Come, boys," she,said, 'you must
go and dress. - I want you - to.. look
nice when your new another sees you
for the first time."
The , boys looked at her curiously.
Not at all in this tone had she spoken
of the new-comer before. ~ Was she
going over to_ the ,enemy?
She ain't my iiiother—is she ?"
said sturdy Geordie.
"She is your own m'amma,"'ltarian
.to do what
her mother would have wished ;
"lie's not the dear, sweet mamma
NO om God gave you first, and then
toe i home to leaven, because I do
62 ieve she-Was too good for this
we iLd ; but she's ) our new mother,
wh in papa thinks it best for you to
have. - e ought to know that papa's
judgment is better than ours; and
lies been oo good a father to us all
our lives or us to have any right to
suppose he is not doing now what
he truly thinks will be best for us."
'The words had cost Marian a gnat
effort, but she had uttered them qui
etly and resolutely. The bOyS felt
that she was in earnst, and went
away to dress with a new sense of
trust in their father.
it is so hard !" Mari
an cried out when she was left alone.
"How can I ? 0, how can I?"
Night brought the new mother.
The boys had been growing- recon
ciled to the idea of her since Marion's
words of an ,hour before, and they
ran to meet her with smiling faces.
Marian tried to go forward, too, -but
it seemed to her that her_ feet were
,fastened to the floor, and it was all
she could do to stand still and keep
the tears back.
"Here are the boys," , She heard her
father say, cheerfully.- No doubt he
and his bride kissed
. them, but. she
could not see; she was for a moment
very, very dizzy.
"Ana ,here' is Marian,"---in the
same cheerful voice; "my one daugh
ter, and my faithful housekeeper."
,up, struggling with
herself, and saw- her new mother.
Her own mamma had not been-beau
tiful, but , lovelp—a woman whose
sweet cliarms every beholder must
feel. If this one should be younger
and handsomer,: flighty .girl-bride,
Marian - felt that all the grace in the
world would not keep her from hating
her. But . she looked and . saw. -that
she might have truated her father.
The new,wife was a large, fair wo
man, not beautiful, but with a-noble
and serene face, where large ano
generous thoughts had their home.
She was certainly not yoUnger,:than
Marian's own mother: had been ; and
REGARDLESS OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANY QUARTER.
in' the t
siaber richness of her dress
there was none of that girlish flighti
ness which Marian had dreaded. The
girl's judgment was forced to approve,
but her heart was alien still. She
went forward a' step, and put out her
band. No - doubt Mrs. Gray under=
stood her feeling, for she
. made too
ardent demonstration. She:only bent
a little (she-was a tall woman), and
`touched her lips•yto her new daugh
ter's brow ; and then she said some
thing about the pleasantness of the
house, and Marian took her up stairs
to her own room. .
, 'She looked around as'she entered
it, and saw .-the chrysantheninms
gleaming everywhere. Marian, who
was furtively watching her, thought
she grew a little pale ; but she only
Said very cuietlyct, • . -
"My litho brought inc home a
new mother; Marian, when I was
your age. I understand it all.'!
Marl heart warmed toward her
a little then ; 14 it grew hard' and
cold again when she went down stairs,,
for - she-found het. : tather in the parlof
looking unmistakably happy and ra
diant. -Had he no heart- 7 -no thought
for rthe dead, who had lived There
With them so long? .In that mot efit
she . felt as if she hated the new comer.
Het' 'father drew her toward him.
"Well, girlie, surely you like . her ?"
he asked eagerly. •
`She withdrew herself from his arm.
- am not a man. 1 think I NV:IS
not made for forgetting," she an
'Her father's face darkened: He
spoke with a tone diffet'ent from any
she was accustomed to in .his
"Marian, yoO knew your mother
well. Do you think she lorcld me so
selfishly that, since I could not have
her, she *club] prefer that I should
live out my life alone? If that were
so, she must have changed, indeed
for she • always thought of herself
Marian could not reply, fOr Jost
then the . new mother came down
stairs and took what was to be hence
forth her ;household place. It was
not in , the chair thrt.had been the
dead wife's. ; Had shc i avoided that
-by some delicate act, or was it o!,1y.
that she 'was another mould of wo:
man froth the first Wife, and her taste
was different ? Marian never knew.
TiMe went on, and Marian went
back to school ; _and she really en
joyed ,her freedom from care, her op
portunity to return to the books she
loved. Only there was a cold, hard
spot'in, : her heart, and she would not
own to herself that there could be
any gain in the coming of a new
mother into luir own mother's•platc.
11 the winter passed, and the spring
and the summer. Marian was per
fectly' respectful, perfectly obedient,
always ..kind; and et her father,
who knew her so well, knew that, she
was no more like the same Marian
than - a stone statue is like a living
woman after whose graces it is to be
modeled. It was one bitter drop in
the sweet cup 'of his new domestic
With October he was taken very
ill. A typhoid fever, which had been
prevalent that fall, seized him, and
for a long, time there was great doubt
whether he'woald recover. Then for
the first time , Marian realiied what
their houSehold had gained When the
new mother came into it. She lier
seliwould have done all she could,
but she lacked the wisdom and extm-
Hence which made Mrs. Gray the
most-perfect of nurses.
"Will he get better? Is-there any
hope ?" she asked - the old doctor,
whom she had known all her jife long,
one day when he was going away.
"If he does," was the answer, "his
wife will have saved him . Such care
I never saw."
Marian went out into, the old gar
den. It was the first week in Novem
ber, and the white chrysanthemums
were all in flower. Would she be
gathering them next to put on her
tlttlier'S coffin ? .0, what would the
wag(' be worth then ? " tlad she
made him happy, this last year ?"
a,,ked her conscience. If he had been
happy, surely he did .not owe it to
her. She had been thinking of her
self all the time, of her Own pain, and
loss, and heartache. If he got well.
would he forgive? If he died, could
she forgive herself?
She stood there, leaning sadly over
the white flowers, which meant death
to her. She did not bear any ap
proaching. foOtfall, and she startedlin'
surprise when her step-Mother's Im.tid
"lie is,,aS•leeP, Marian. 0, so calm,
lv and so sweetly ! I had to come to
tell you ; and there is hope now."
"And you will have saved him,"
Harlan cried, her eyes shining thro'
their sudden tears:with such a- light
as Mrs. Gray had never seen in them
before. "The doctor said it would
be you if he lived. You have saved
him for me, aildi have never loved
"Was that not because you thought
I expected to become your mother?"
Mrs. Gray asked, with a quiet tender
ness in her voice and manner. "We
can hai.e but'one mother; and if you
-call me so, it is a matter of form. I
cannot be to you in place of the dead;
but I might be your friend dear, just
as if I were not your father's wife.",
Marian drew closer and clung to
her silently. She' could not speak
"Don't you know I t(kd you, that
first night that I knew it all ? hen
I saw those white chrysanthemums
they almost broke my heart,for they
brought an old pain back so keenly.
I had gathered them once myself,.
and put them in the chamber of my
father's new wife, as you had done in
mine, and Ilnul suffered just, as you
did. But long afterward I knew that
a blessing had come to-me-with her;
and 1 mefint to be a blessing to you
if i could."
Still Marain did not speak; but she
bent and gathered little knot of
white chrysanthemums- , - . the purest
and brightest she could find. She
touched 'the little - posy tojter own .
lips when .she had mane it, and then
fastened it in her stepmother's bo
som. The white chrysanthemums
had been flowers for the, burial,: and
noW-they were the blossoms of recon
Tag Norwich Bulletin found a way to
keep cool.. It proposed to buy a suit vof
perforated buckskin and then cut the
HOW TO TURNIP A HOUSE.
There is this;sat,isfaction in wall
furniture, that it cannot, as"a general
thing, be sat upon nor covered up,
but it is the very point in furnishing
that is-most, frequently open to criti
cism. Wall-papers. are seldom What
they - should be; and many '"sweet
things" at the paper-hangeWare
transformed into unexpected ugliness
by the proce4s of hanging. -Looking
at paper in the-roll IS such a different'
matter from seeing 'it on the wall'
that, to prevent a disagreeable ser
prise;several widthS of it should be
held side by side in the room for
which it is intended; before the paper
-is decided ,upon., It is' apt to look
darker when on the wall. For a hall,
- the palest, of greens or browns is
usually the most pleasing in effect;
or the walls • Mity be paneled artisti
:Paper is a very importiat item in
the furnishing of a room; and should
be selected with great care, 'to har
monize with the other appointments.
Plain papers that have the effect of
painting are generallythe most sat
isfactory; ' and they should contain
just the least suspicion of the tint to
be aimed at. .The palest of pinks
with lines of vivid crinsson in the
corners, and a narrow,hand of it just
below the moulding
.of,dead gold, is
beautiful for a parlor where the pre
vailing. tonelof. the furniture is gray.
If furnished in'thimson or blue, the
wall-paper should be of a pale-gray
o • cream color. A paneled paper for
h, Its ; may be!made by covering• the
w Joie surface with paper of the body
colot,afid then taking a darker shade
of the same color to form the divid
" Failed - . leaf' shade is reeotn
mended, by .a. good 'authority, for a
dining-roomparticularly if the pic
tures .there are in gilded frames.
But the tint is only to be distinguish
ed. from white by. laying *a \ sheet of
pure white paper it, It iS further
advised that "the wood-work of the
room so preparedjshould - be of dirk
or black walnut; and just under the
cornice, and two inches from the
wood-work, Should be a fine, ribbon-
like line. mit out of paper, of ad pure
and bright primary red about 1.-one
sixth of ,an inch in width. The -cor
ners may be' enriched by giving to
the lines some curving knot or, ree-
taraular fret; a little.ingenuity and
a sharp pair of .scissors will produce
them an fast as, wanted." This
tended to give the effect of fresco or
oil painting at a small expenw.
Another authority says that paper-
hangings should never cover the
whole space of a wall from floor to
ceiling.; but that a " dado," or plinth
space, of plain color, either in paper
or astemper l - should be left to a
height Of two or three feet from the
door. A a light wood moulding,
stained or gilded, should separate
this from the paper above. A second
space, or frkze, just below the ceil
ing, filled with arabesque ornament
painted on a disteMpered ground, is
always effective,—but, of Rourse, in
volves some additional expense. An
unrelieved pattern of monotonous
design, or a plain paper, continued
over an entire wall, has a very dreary
effect, as the eye craves rest in trav
eling over a large space."
The \yonder is,. that people don't
do more pretty things with their
houses when there are so many to he
done. For who, while extending the
cordial invitation of Madame. Ai
achne, can supplement as she did:
"Ti the pW.Alest little pArlor that over you tild ,pr?
Not people who furnish in "suites,"
and have their ;ornamental things in
pairs, like the contents of toy arks
hut, possibly, stone unacknowledged
poet, or poetess, who has. to save, and
consider, and get things by piece
meal. It is a blessing in disguise to
people when they cannot get every
thing-they want at once, nor get it
at the Saine place. Picking up here
and there, nt odd times, produces the
most charmiwesults; and furniture
thus obtained has au individuality
and a meaning which the upholsterer,
whit make 4 to order, fails to give it.
People Nibo are not in slavery eo
the carpet-idea can do •_great things
with a little money ; while these who
are need expect nothing beyond tie
orthodox yard; of flowers and foil:lpp,
or geometrical patterns, done in wool.
A room with a grand, new-looking
e.irpet in it, and very little else, :is a
dreary place enough.; 'while one with
scarcely any or no covering at :ill,
but plenty of:oiher things o can ho
made. cosy and delightful. Let be
straw matting and home-made' rugs,
or painted floors and ditto ; . hut, mi
ta_ a parlor : is provided with a few
good piethres, flowers either cut or
growing, and, at least,: a white-clay
figure, or group of some kind, it has
no' right to a =carpet. These things
-titlucate, and -.the carpet does not;
one ever called a carpet a :loop,
bole- of the soul 1
• \-rery few carpets are. properly used:
men 'with. slippers On their feet, and
tac . ks in' their mouths, pull and stretch
it into every possible corner, So that
not an inch of space shall be left un
covered, . and obligingly - notch out.
places for the various recesses; . until
the expensive fabric is utterly spoiled
for any other room than the one to
which it is fitted.- it is very ugly,
too,iirranged in this way—tbeing far
marepictureSque as a large square;
or oblong rug, bordered and trimmed
with fringe, and showing all around
it a yard or so of dark, polished floor.
A bordering of inlaid wood-work,
knoltn as parquetry;,is very pretty,
and not much more expensive hant
first-class Brussels carpets. Such a
vexing has a sort of old-time
and Ea tern look about it, and may
be t Ikea - :up and shaken with com 7
partitive ease- T aifew nails along the
edges keeping it in place when down.
. The designs on Turkey carpets are
small, and: the color amirably blend- ,
.cd, which makes them particularly
de:firably ; -, but they are expeftsive.
and often so well imitated in Brus
sells, and even ' in ingrain
that the additional outlay is scarcely
warranted where economy is'at all to'
be considered:. - 4 crimson carpet 'of
very small pattern,' in two' or three
soft shades of the sawe'color, is Tay
pretty with , a dark floor-border—par
,a pale-pink or cream
.colored paper, with corner lines of
crimson in it. With this carpet the,
furniture-covering should be ashes of
roses, ornamented with crimson
fringe and brass-beaded nails • the
sofas of divan shape, . well stffed,
but with no wood-wor visible; the
chairs may be bought at a chair-fac
tory in a skeleton state, and either
transformed into enameled wood by
paihting with three coats of - dead
white and varnishing, using a little
dead-gold judiciously, or ebonized
by substituting black paint for white.
—9pplelon i s' Journal.
A LITTLE IfISTOBT
Notable among the pretty stories
that history hinds down to us Is' the
saving of the little town of St,
Geniere, on the Upper St. Lawrence,
by a boy and a pair of skates: The
town was besieged by Indians, and
the few settlers, hardy Frenchmen,
took refuge in the block-house _fort.
For days and days the seigers held
on, warring their victims where they
; might, well knowing that hunger
Must at last fotce them to surrender.
But still the Frenchmen kept their
flag flying, meted out their provis
ions, in scant rations ; and hoped and
for helpil! 17 - 0 go out - and
lattack the Indians was defeat 'and
_certain death!; to surrender was..no
better. They must wait and starve
unless succor came to 'them from the
British fort, twenty miles below. So
they waited and waited, but ,no help
flame. Could they but. get a message
to the fort they were saved. But the
Redskins surrounded them' on all
sides, and to !show heart or foot be
yond.the walls of their narrow prison
was to court death by a poisoned
arrow. Every day their provisions
grew less, till at' length their.only
choice seemed to: - be - between death
by hunger or by massacre. Men
were weak and 'dying from ,starva
tion ; women and children were cry
ing for bread. The last ration had
beeir,,kgiYen out;, and all hope was
gone. Nothiny., to eat; ammunition
nearly exhausted, and no help from
the fort. But just then the wind
v(:ered round to the north and it be
g:tri to grow cold. Every minute it
grew colder, and a gauzy film Of ice
formed on the surface of the St.
Lawrence. In an hour the filin . had .
turned to a sheet of glass. \Men
the • sun went down the river was
covered with hard, springy ice.
Then a brave little French boy,
whose name history 'has forgOtten,
bUt whose noble deed will be remeni
bered forever, said that he could save
his Countrymen. The block fort stood
on the river _bank . ; the British.fort
was within gunshot of the - Shore,
twenty miles below. He had skates,
and knew .how to, use them. At mid
night, when the ice had thickened,
his father should lowev him 'with a
)pe from the rampart to the ice be-
low ; and well-aimed should be the
arrow that would harm him, in his
speed through the darkness. When
his mother protested that he was
rushing into certain death, that the
river bank was lined with hostile
Indians through all the dangethus
route, " is it
.not better," he replied
" that I should die trying to reach
the fort than that we all. Should stay
here and starve ?" So he went. At
midnight he dropped quickly down
the 'rope,•with skates already strap-
peel to his feet; and before his friends
knew! that he had tokhed the ice, he
was flying (limn the dark, datigerowi
river.. On . he went; over the slippery
ice. Now and again Lis quick strokes
were heard on the shore and a ran
dom arrow sped after hita. Flying
over thin places, narrowly escaping
one obstruction and another as it
.e:ame in hid way, - on he flew. The
fierce wind was at his back and help-.
el him on his 'voyage for life. The
moon, as if td shield him from dan
ger, hid _herself - behind a•big, black
cloud, till, exhausted," panting, lie
reached the fort, and then she shone
out in all her silver glory_in honor of
his heroic deed. In an hour, through
darkness and danger, he had model ,
the trip. Before the sun.shone again ;
the King's red•cciated men, equally.
swift in their mission of mercy, were
at the little block fort. St. Geniere
was saved. The brave boy and the
trusty 'skates had done their work.
There are skates hanging in some
Market street window that may. some
day or Othe'r, do as bold a thing as
Vas. For the boy—trust Philadel
phia for that. - 7 -Philadelphia nave.
FATHER'S BETTER OFF.
Ile was a white-headed man, who
had passed his four-score years, vint
was 'only quietly waiting' till= he
should besummoned home; though
to practical John, his son; or Mar
tha, John's energetic wife, he seldom'
of \ate had spoken concerning this,
for be had h, and them talking of him
to -each other, With coMpa4ionate
pity. Childish," they Saethe- was
growiug,," and ,a little troublesome
.So he hail. of into the way
,of remaining.on the stinny piazia in
fine weather ; sitting there with the
(pen Bible till the rays of the Setting
sun threw their falling" gleams Over
the rays of the. western . hilt, when he
quietly went 'to hisi,owti moth..
Not that - they were unkind to him
—oh, not Only .461 in said , that
" father's faculties are not' what they
used to be ;" and Martha, who was
orderly , to a painful: &Tree, was
' worried " when she discovered-his,
cane or his spectaEles misplaced—
:And them he often forgot to carry the
easy -chair in from the portico, or
omitted to hang his hat on its euS
totnar.fitail in the entry.
" I do_wish - you would be more
partiCeir4Atiker," she had:said, rah-,
cr sharply" you left, the , west door
open twice ,and 'yOu ; always
forcretttoViipe your fe4lon the husk
-It Was not - the ;Cords that touched
him ski detply,.but the-tone.
As he took his accustomed . place
after dinner, on the pleasant portico,,
lie felt a greater • degree of languor.
'steal over him than Usual, '' much
so that he said rather :feebly to: Mar
:ilia, who was vigorously ; sweeping
".1 guesi; Martha, if you'll give
fne younrra, I'll lay, down a while on
the sofa in the dinifeiroom ;. I don
-4el as though I could,get , up
"Nonsense, father," wi's Martha's
$2 per Annum In Advance.
careless answer, - "dinin' room's got
to te,Swept and aired, and the furni
ture dusted and the drugget put
down; you'd better sit still awhile,
and if you don't feel better, I'll come
and help you up-stairs.".
• •-The afternoon waned,, and. as, the
,watched the shadows creep
over . the purple*hills, a , golden ray
lingered fora moment on the 'open
leaf of his Bible. by .whose •softeued
light his dimmed eyeo read:
wire: giveth power , to the ;faint,
and to' them that . havO no might, he
increaseth strength. Even the youth
shall be faint and weary and the
yOling.rrian shall utterly fail." ].
• The _tide of,years rolled back•.and
he saw himself, young,. wilful, and
pleasure lovina,•casiing. behind him
all restraint an d e taking his - own path
that led - 'now through. flowery mead
ows,tut oftenest over.,'steep moun
tains and by the edgo of terrible
abysses, plucking from the, !over
hanging boughs fair: fruits which
nauseated, and vainly, attempting to
slake his thirst with bitter waters, al
4iVays striving to fetich a gorgeous
-city whose:palaced domes appeared
ever ahcad—the,, city of ,cloudland.
And then he saw a band'outstreteli
ed, leading the wayward yout h from
the path lie had chosen, .arid - with a
thrill of fullness of joy, he saw Hiin,
crucified,- saying, " Follow thou Me;"
'and in spirit he again 'rose- up, and
folloWed, leaving the *past, with its
sins, in the land which had first
guided him; no tears - might• avail to
blot, them out; remorse' could
atone for them--only in 'God's keep
:4lg Was the past lost to vipw.
Often times fainting, I with; feet
:weary and sometimes bleeding,
followed the divine footsteps thrOugh ,
the years ; for a time 'so nigh, him
that,he could almost touch . the' hem
of ids garMents; Sometirnes'at a
tance, when his form seemed indis
tinct and shaddwy,, he fainted by the
wayside and fain would rest ; but 'ev
en then did the prophecy some true,
and asking, his strength was in
His way, in. the last years, had"
been through deep rivers, but •when,
at times, their waters' had almost
gone over him, and yet hall receded,
even then fiad he sect' the form of
Him whom lie followed still beckon
ing. from the other shore, middle had
heard his voice saying, alu;
with you all the 'days; .even unto the;
end:" . -
" The - 3' that wait on the Lord."
The gloaming of evening was around
him. but he wist ' not; the words
seemed to be shining from the page
" !rave I not waited 'on thee Lord."
was the cry of his heart, "imperfeet
ly and feebly, yet 'according to the
strength which thou, gayest. me
Lord Jesus, let not thy waiting, be
very long, if so be thy holy will."
It -wa• dark when. Martha remem
bered that he had not yet come in ;
the tea table was standing, and John
12.1(1 somewhat impatiently exclaimed:
"I wish father wouldn't always
keep-us vl.aiting !"
And Martha, as she laid her hand
on the old man's shoulder, had a like
utterance on her toncrue • but there
Was no need of it
His stiffened finger had fallen On
thiS sentence : " They *shall mount
up with wings as eagles . ; they shall
.run and not be weary ; they shall
Walk and not be faint."
Curious eoincidence wasn't it ?"
remarked John at,the funeral. •
And Martha, Who Was putting
away his cane and spectacles in their
little back closet answered, with a
mechanical sort.of sigh :
" Well, father's better off." .
Beyond all comparison and
measurably better otT.
THE ESSENTIAL FOB A HOME
There is no ride which,
phers can devise for choosing either,
husbands or 'wives wisely that has
very much-effect, for the young do
not trust the old upon That subject.
and choice, for womeaf, especially, is
by no means so free as we all street.
to believe. Not_ one woman in 'fitly
—unless she, is for some reason, such
as fortune, rank or beauty, a great
"catch "—has anything like a real
poWer of selection among admirers,
and, even when .she has, she often
gives it awa3, in obedience to a pl.ss
ing, pcSsibly sensible ? possibly blun
dering, fancy that she has found an
ideal. But, we should haVesaid thac
there were two broad rules still worth
teaching,, because :they have some
ch'uces of being believed, and they
were these :. Let the woman's first
reirtisite,be a man whose , hoine hill
be to her a rest, and the man's first
object be a woman who can make
home restful. _
It is the man with' many interests,
with erwroSsinir .
plenty of people light,Ywith a
struggle to maintain against' the
Who is the , : really (lomestie,
man in,the.wife's seuse, who enjoys;
home,:who is tempted. to make • a
friend'of his wife; who. relishes prat, 7
tre' Who :feels • in'Alfe small circle'
where nobody is ahoVe, him; and na
body unsympathetic with-him, as if
he were in a heaven of ease and. rep
aration. The drawback of home life.
its contained possibilities of insipidi.
ty, sameness and consequent weari
ness is never present to such a man.
lle is,rio more bored with home than
'with sleep. •He is no more tired of
his Wife than of his own ham
moo& He -no 'more plagued
„with his children than with his 'own
lighter - th Oughts. The. worry, and
the sameness, and the weariness, are
all outside, and hothe no more insip,
id than his berth to ) - a sailor or his
tent to 'a' soldier on active Service':
He gets from the home just the
change, the fill the pleasant sti mu
his,which the idle man receives from
the, society he happens to enjoy.
There is not much champagne in life
anyhow, but for the active man niost
of the 'little' is' at • home.--Zondern
SAitranKr night an enibuilastic Demo
cratic politician returned to his berne at
his usual hour, 1.30 Si.. and. found
every door in the house locked tight, *l4le
a transparency in one or. the up- , ta-ra.
dows brightly beamed on the night with
the legend , 61 We cultist:have, la change."
'He merely iettiat4sid that that was a little
.too much usufruct for him, and went and
slept in the , woodshed.
HT JOHN /immix.
Meals, young, and sweet, and fair,
Sits In a queer old higlexteteekealr, •
And makes with luck a petty air
Pretense ot spinning:
And with her bright inillatqlblng eyes
She looks across the wheel she plies;
Round her Ulf -parted Ups there Mi -
A smile so whuzing.
And with what seems an Wilco Once
How swee'llyy, (loth her lovely, rimie
Rise o'er her rars Modelling lace, •
• And set as drowning • -
Of roses peering from the snow,
As bright her blushing cheeks do gibw .
As say, rose that ere did blowy-
With rare sweets teeming. . -
And like Uri* stars her glatrefint eyes
Reflect, from out their twitted skies,
The light a painter well might prize
Beyond his medal. -
Graceful she stretches faith her hand,
As if to start the distaff's Wad;
Beneath, her light foot steels out and
Moves rho , swift treadle.
A little cup of sable hue
Her brown halrhides, yet lets us view,
Beneath Its upturned edge of blue.
Soft fringes, shouringi-,, '
A rose blooms at her snowy throat,
And o'er her silken petticoat
An apron white doth downward float
To her feet going. .
Her namesake sweet she doth recall;
'Her downy kerchief's rise-and
Doth strangely move us one and all,
Till-we're beginning -
Within our hearts, some how, to feel
We are at a shrine where we must kneel
To that fair Saint behind the 'Wheal,
TUB, PACT AND PAOETIS
.MRS. FARMINGTON wishes to know why
the captain of a,vessel can't keep a mem
omndum of th e weight of his anchor, in
stead of weighing it every time he leaves
"Is your master up ?" 'asked an early
visitor of a nobleman's valet. "Yes, sir, "
replied the falet, 4 lwith great innocence ;
"the butler and .I carried him up about
TILEAE is a man in Yew iork so close
that when he attends church he occupies
the pow farthest from the, pulpit, to sare
;the interest on, his money - whild the col
',lectors are pissiog qle plates, for coutri
'bution. ; • I;'
A fit old g,eptleman.was bitten in the
calf of the leg by .a dog. He at once rush
ed to the office of the justide of the peace
and preferred a complaint against a man
in the neighbOrhood whom he supposed to
be the owner of the offending cur.
A darkey who was stopping to wash
his bands in a,,Creek did'nt notice the
cellar actions .of a goat just behind him,•
so when he scrambled out of the water
and was asked how it happened, he an
swered : "I dunno 'zackly ; -but . 'pearPd
de shore kinder, h'isted and frowed me."
'A gentleman in Virginia City, Nevada,
whose 'Chinese cook left him, Was unable
to retain'any 'the numerous, " Johns"
for more thana day, until he induced one
of them to explain that some apparently
nilaningless strips of red paper - 9n the
kitchen wall contained the Chinese inscrip
tion : "Boss woman, long time tongue,
Muchee jaw, jaw.'" -
"MAnY,” said his,lonor, " you appear
charged With sleeping in store boxes." -
PriSoner—And where would I sleep?
Court—(very sternly)—Mary, if you'd
;are your money you would have a bid.
Oriksier—And where would I put it?
'c'ourt—ln a house, to be sure. Prisoner
--(with withering scorn)—O! mother of
'Moses ! he Wants me to buy avlipuse, too.
Nov Malt ye raisona,ble ?
A horse doctor was: brought tip - in the
Ntaine Supreme Cohrt as a, witness. His
replies to the many qiiestions were ren
lered in an exceedingly low tone, and on&
the members of the bar.at.last spoke ,
ant sharply that he must reply so that he.'
could be understood, or he could not pro-'
reed. The judge then:said; "I suppose
that the:trouble arises out.ot a habit of
speaking low in the sick room."
"IlsvF. you any rebutting testimony to
offer, Patrick?" asked the justice -of a
prisoner arranged for - goat killing. .Pat
-crotched his head a minute, and a new
'light seethed to dawn on him. "Rebutt
ing, is it ? Shure an' that's what's the
[natter, yer honor ; the bloody baste butt
ed me til a divila stitch of sate was left
on my breeches, per honor an' that's why
I'm here to-day.' Pat was acquitted.
As Englishman who insulated his bed
stead by placing underneath each post a
broken off bottle, says he had not been
tree from rheumatic gout for fifteen peat*
,and that he began to improve immediately -
after the application of the insulatori. --- -,41.
paper gutting this wisely adds: "There's
many a fellow who could cure his gout, if
be would break off the bottoms of his
glass bottles in time." ;•_
The following Was the defence offered
on'tbe trial : 1. , Bytestim,ony in favor of
the general goodtharacter of my dog I
:hall prove that nothing coulil make him
so forgetful of his canine dignity as to
Tito a •calf. He is blind, and cannot
see to bite. 3. Even if he could see to
bite, it wo-dd be utterly impossible for
him, to go out of his iway to do so, on ac
count of his severe lameness. 4. Grant
ing his eyes and legs to le good, he.has
nu teeth. 5. My doc,, , died six weeks ago,
6, I never had any'liog.
THEY were giving "Pique" at a the- .
at re one ,Saturday afterno6n lately. TWo
fivin'g at a distance, having
lo take - the train at an early hour, were
.klig,ed to leave before the representation
sis finished.' Selecting, as they thought;
4.7 very quiet time in the play, they were
passing down the aisle, when au - actor
suddenly appeared on the stage, and re-,
o,•ating a part of his role exclaimed,
There they go • the only two women I
, over loved. One I could'ut have, and the
other I can't get"
As. a gentlenian stekted into a New
York drug shop and called for a glass of
•:,da •water, the boy at the fountain jok
it.gly asked, "Will you have a fly in it
•• :Yes, sir," said the man protnptly. The
b scooped one off the wall, and dropp
ii g in the syrup drew one the water, and .
t it-'down for the purpose of continuing
tl.ejiare, but before he could withdraw it
-Ile stranger seized the glass and swallow-
e I the beverage, Hy and all, remarking as
tio wiped his - , mouth, "I'd a swallowed
that if it had been au elephant, rather'n
have a boy with no hair on his lip got the
best of pc." . . •
A eyrii6 who recently - attended a fa.sh
i,mable church•_thus describes- t e sing
ing : " Worship • was introduced and the
opening 'piece was a solo, faultlessly ren
dered by the } leading singer, accompanied
by the organ, • Consider the lilies of the
fivld,' and when she Came to the applida
t ion it ran' thus: And yet I say uuto:i, you
---that even Solomon in all his glory—
was not arrayed—was not arraya—like
one of these C introducing the organ)&-was
not arrayed (interlude)-like one of these.'
And then she went back again and assert
ed in the most emphatic manner, say.
onto you that even Solomon in all his
lory ; --was not arrayed'.(pause), until I
began to despair lest poor Solomon? would
'never get his garments on." '
LEVI to. man with second-hand - coat to
',:ell—• 11,:/o you know how much rwouldn't
Of for dot goat? I gif twelve shillings."
Oivner—" Its worth five dollars." "Fife,
tollar Shuit wait tillll gall my wife and
dell dot we haf a lunatic in der store.
Why, - mine goot freut, you must haf
been sunstroke by der beat last sum
mer." And he got 'it for two dollars.
Some man in the evening to Levi; while
oraminitig same coat-" How much'for this
old coat?""Old goat why, dot goat was
made only - last week, and worn to one
party." "I'll give you two dollars."
"Two! Here, wife, hurry up! Put up der
Plinds, lock der doors. Shoat tink of dot
man offering me two toilers for dot goat'
wlmt, you bought of a great alderman yes
terdby for five 1" - ,;
ONE of three or four passengers on a
horse car was a young lady, and all at
duet: - she asked the driver's permission to
take the lines. "It would beLsci awful
romantic, yea know, fir me to write to
ma that I bad driven' a street car," she
added as he hesitated. . He passed the
lines over, and - for a few reds all went
well. Then a sudden pull on a rein at the
wrong moment sent the car off the rails.
"How' nice—how romantic," cried the
young lady, as showas' jostled around.
"Gimme them lines I" growled the driv
er, as he reached out. "This: may be a
mighty romantic thing for you, but when
1 ge; down town , four. ;minutes behind :
time it will take a ton of lying to
make the timer believe I struelc a load of
hay and went offthe