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In f.,4 civic
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Fl E AND LIFE rti7.IANCE ACENT. AP
~.•,ne.• at - tended to prom n , In. nn fair terms. OEllne
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•••• favorad. (),Sre and rmiii.tmem , west of ttit Court
Fitch & Wat.on'a
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tirt-goehant. I'oonty. Peon',
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13 URNS & NICHOLS
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GE7 ALL HINDS . O7
JOB PRINTING Ere•,
.XECCTED AT VIE
Wl= Sim Pesua know&
Zhe f'act'o ortta.
A NEW POE3I ET warrriEn
TUE FISIENDS lIIITITAL.
1.1, thoughts are all in yonder town,
'Where, wept by many tears,
To-day my mother's friend lays down
Thu burden of her years.
True as in life, no poor disguise
Of death with her is seen,
And on her simple casket Iles
No wreath of bloom and green.
O not for her the florist's art,
The mocking weeds of woe,
But blessings of the voiceless heart,
The love-that passeth show !
Yet till about the softening air
Of new born sweetness tells,
And the ungathered May flowers wear
The tints of ocean shells.
The old, assuring mirncle
Is frevh ns heretnfom;
And carth takes up its parable
Of life from death once inure.
Here omen swell and church-hell toll
- Methinks but discord were,
The pracerful silence of the soul
Is bctlitting her..
Nn snundßreaks the quietude,
Alike of earth and sky,
0 wandering wind in Scabronk wood
Breathe hut a halt-heard sigh !
Sing softly, spring -16M, for her sake,
And than not distant sea,
Lapse lightly as if Jesus spake,
And thou wen Galilee!
For all her quiet life flowed on
tuo-clow streacolets flow,
Wliere fresher green rereals alone
The noiseless ways they go.
From her loved piney of prayer I see
The plain-robed rumirtiers
With sh•ty feet treading reverently
TUC graveyard s springing grass.
Make room. 0 trymrnftil on, fir me
tYliere, like the friemis nl Paul,
Tint you no more her fare shall see
You sorrow most of aIL
Her path aaall brighten more and atom
Unto tti p.•rfrrt b tv
;Moc cannot fail of peace who bore
Sack pe.lr.• with lwr away.
O gweet. e.tlin face thlt aerated to wear
Th- look or sin firtdven!
0 voice ul pr q-eini,l to b••ar
Onr owl] needs up to heaven.
Tian. reverent in n•tr nti AIM ston.l,
Or knelt in gr tceful pr. ke!
What grtr,of Chrittnin Wont tnloo.l
Wlns in her I.,,u4elrfld w:ty!
For still h-r holv living meant
No du: t• left undone;
Tho he iv,oilv liumln Went
Their kia Ir, I on.!.
Awl if tier life small leisure found
For feaqting enr and err.
An pleiumre, ou her daily roam,
She passed unpansing by.
Yet with her went a secret sense
or all thin•a sweet an I hir.
And beauty's zracioler proriareee
Refreshed her oo..w:tr.
She kept her line of roc. italr
With lore's unennaeions e-tse.;
Her kindly initiricts understood
All gen tic courtesies.
An inborn charm of ttracionanas
M3:l, sweet her antilea an ► tone
Alia glorified her arm-wife dres..
With beaury not its own.
The clear Lord's best interpreters
Are humble human soul: ;
The (h)sped of a life like hers
Is more thou books or scrolls.
From scheme and cree I the light goes out
The saintly Etre survive.:
The blessed :Master none can doubt
Revealed in holy lives
JOHN G. WurrrrEn.
—Anantie for July.
Uncle Ben. Benedieni Gina
It is strange what different estimation
people will pat on a man's character, ac
cording to the eyes with which they may
view him. In the opinion of some. Mr.
Benjamin Benedict--not our hero exactj.
but the next thing to it--his uncle—was
a gentleirian, a scholar, and a pnilanthr.t
pist ; while others, quite at well gained
to reason and decide, wondered that such
a monster was allowed to walk the earth
For old Ben. Benedict was just the
sort of a man to provoke and please in
ulcerations—a human March day, with
streaks of sun shine and chilling gusts
sandwiched through his nature. People
who knew him liked him passing well.
but it sometimes Wok a lifetime to know
him as he really was.
"Yon will be sure to like my nude,
darling," said Hugh Benedict to his
young wife. "He is eccentric, but ho is
Rachael did not answer, but her blue
eves were wistful ajid full of perplexity.
Uncle Wm., whom she htAi never seen,
but of whom she had heard much, wits
to her an inscrutable riddle, whom she
feared more than she was willing to ac
knowledge. For Hugh's future depended
to a certain extent upon Uncle lien.
Benedict, and with Hugh's future her own
was bound inseparably.
She was a fair, fresh looking girl, with
velvety cheeks, bronze bright hair, and
features as correct and as delicately cut
as a cameo. Hugh was quite certain
that Uncle Ben. could not see her with
out loving her; but thee these young
husbands are not apt to be impartial
She was sitting in the fire light when
the old gentleman first beheld her, and
the only warning she had of his presence
she saw rtflecting in Hugh's eves.
"lily dear, how do you do?" said the
old gentleman, kissing &elm! on both
And she thought be was not so terrible
Ile turned' to llngh when he had thug
unceremoniously made himself acquainted
with big new niece tn•law.
'Well, young man. are you ready to go
home?" be asked, brusquely; for be it
known that the old gentleman bad given
Hugh and Rachel a wedding present of a
new house, wherein they were to live.
'"TRUTH AND RIGHT :
MONTROSE, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1873.
"Quite, sir," Hugh answered cheeri•
"Shall it be to-morrow ?"
And Mr. Benedict sat down to spend
"Well, sir," said Hugh, when his uncle
was taking leave, and paused ou the hotel
steps to light a segar.
"Well, sir ?" said Uncle Benedict, calm
"How do you like her ?" asked
"How can I tell ?" demanded the old
gentleman irritably. She's pretty to look
at; so is a china doll, or a white kitten.
It isn't always the prettiest callicoes that
wash the best. "Good evening."
And Hugh Benedict, albeit he was
very fond of his uncle, did not know
whether to be vexed or not.
Early the text morning, however Ur elf.
Ron. wade hie appeantace, breathless and
"'Pranks packed. eh 1)"
"All but the last one. uncle."
And Rachel lifted her pretty head out
out of the tray, its you may have seen a
red clover blossom rise up from beneath
"I'm going to take you down myself,
my dear," said Uncle Ben. "Hugh, I
want von to go by prrss to Liverpool
with these letters. They're of importance.
I'd go myself if I were ten years younger
but sudden journeys don't agree with old
bones like mine."
Hugh looked aghast.
Rachel turned pale.
"Callum; the business be postponed,sir ?"
said Eiuvh, hesitatingly.
"S•,, it can't," replied Uncle Ben. curt
ly. "if you don't wan% to go say so. I
dare say I can find someone else to oblige
"Of c 'arse I shall go," said Hugh.—
"But Rachel —"
"1 suppose old enough to take carp
of a little girl like that," said Uncle Lien.
in an aggrivated tune. "You'll tied us
b.ith i t the new home, with the kettle
and the table set for tee, when
you come back!"
Su there was nothing for it but fur
1in.411 to 1(16'3 hi.; little bride a half-score
of tun •s, and commission Unclt• 11, , i) to
take tie best possible cure of her until
he .sho u ld ret urn.
"Pip, r said Mr. Benedict
as he s.L w (twilit! Lobbing on llngh'i shoul
Wit them %I'm a cheery twinkle in hit ,
ow.i keen zrAy ey.B nev,•rdiel,se.
l',or little girl, the atinomhere had
lost somewMat of- its sparkle, and the
w,irld looked Icas.bright, al she jourm.v
ed towarLk her new home with Uncle
n...ovsp yt -r rattling at her side.
.As the autamn.t.Wllight h•gaii to tall,
her thwiz ,Is h,..catpe hose, as wuman's
will, a: times.
Iv towardi the ol•I gent:y.ll3li, —what a. , rt
of a house it ? 0 irs, I mean."
"Well," said Uncle reflectively, its
a cottage I should say."
".‘ modern cottage'"
; rather uu the antique order
"Oil." cried Rachel, "Cm glad. I do
spiso those new. s'ilr places, that look as
ir they were IT •I,•iY' to be atlotirctl.not
live in and enjoy. • Uncle, what are you
'atighing ut ?"
"At your cariosity, my dear!"
"'Don I won't a:k another question,"
said Rachel. resoluttly.
lint she finally a:olrd for that depri
vation be sketching on the tahlets of Iyr
own fancy an enless variety of little Go
thic erections, with hay windows, and
trelhaes c ivered with climbing roses, and
honeysuckles; while Uncle Benedico.
watched her from behind the screen of
Iris newspaper, with the queerest of ex
pressiony on his brown old face.
"I am almost sorry I commenced the
thing," he said to himself. "If I should
be disappointed in heart! lint, pooh!
its the only way to find out if she is worth
my boy's love!"
Presently the lumbering old country
stage came to astand still—but,to Rachel's
surprise; in front of no fairy cot, or low
eared edifice, surrounded by verandas and
A tumble down, unpainted firm-horse
stood a little back from the road, with its
shutters hanging loosely on one hinge,
and one or two scrubby lilac bushes for
lornly tossing their foliage in the wind.
A well swept, mute witness of by gone
days towered up in the rear, and a cat
darted under the, cellar window as the
stage stopp d.
"How dreary it looks!" thought Ra6hel,
with a little shudder, as she glanced
round to see whether the fat woman op
posite or the lank young gentleman by
her side were going to tight.
But neither stirred.
"Wide awake, there"! cried the coach
man, and 1L: ncle Ben seized has carpet-bug
"Come, my dear," he spoke to Ra
Shestarted instinctively forward.
"Is this the place ?"
'This is the place," "Uncle Ben an
swered with a sadden paroxysm of cough
ing. "Gates a little out of order," :LA that
useful mode of egress oecame suddenly
detach , d from its sole remaining hinge
and fell with a crash to the ground; "but
that's soon set right with a screw-driver
nod half a dozen screws."
Alas d poor Rachel! What was her sen
sations as she looked blankly area nd•the
neglected and dismal spot which was the
sole realization of her fairy dream l
This is the home Uncle Ben had given
And for an instant our poor little
heroine felt as if slic could repel the un
welcome gift, and tell Uncle Ben very
plainly that she could not spend her days
in a hovel like thin
But then come sober second thoughts.
Uncle Ben had meant kindly ; they
were poor, and could not afford, to dis
pense with even the meanestof ro2:ifs over
No, she roust= -gratefully accept ti.
present in the spirit in which it was giv
en, and check in the bud all her rebellious
and unamiable repining.
"I told you it was a cottage, you know,"
add Uncle Ben, keenly scrutinising her
GOD AND OUR COUNTRY."
face, as she stood on the door-step waiting
for the door to be opened.
"Yes, I know," said Ilachael, glancing
round with brightening eyes. "That is
a very choice climbing rose over the
window, if it was only properly train
"It's rather lonesome," said Uncle
"I like the country," Rachel answer
As she spoke a slashing old woman ap
peared to let them in, and led the way to
the best room, a green papered apartment,
with a staring ingrained carpet on the
floor, and a tire in the tire place that
emitted considerable more smoke than
" Smoky chimneys, eh ?" said Uncle
"The draught seemed to be poor," said
It:wheel, "hut I dare say it can be fixed."
"I hadn't any idea the ceilings were so
low," grumbled the old gentleman.
"It's partly the effect of the big bo
cinets in the wall paper," said Rachael with
a glance at the red and green monstrosi
ties. "A narrow-striped pattern will im
"What queer little cupboards over the
mantle!" said Uncle Ben.
"Oh, they will be nice for our best chi
na," said Rachel.
"My dear," said the..old gentleman, "I
believe you are determined to be pleased."
"Do you really think you shall like this
"I shall like any place where Hugh is,"
said Michael, brightly.
She went all ovnr the house with the
old gentleman, planning improvements,
suggesting, and contriving, until he. re
ally began to think she would make an
A.rnadia out of a worn down old farm
house. And if she shed a few tehs on
her pillow when she went to rest, under
the eaves of the roof, in an apartment
which must have been built 14 Tom
Thump. Uncle Ben Benedict never mis
There Wa3 a buggy at the door when
Rachel rose from her breakfmt the next
morn i ng.
"Come, my lass," said the old gentle
man, "I want to show you a place further
op the road, which has been leasiid by a
friend of mole."
The drive and the delicious September
air were lil.e an invigorittin:Flonic to our
wearied little ltride, and a picture after
the st)le of Watteau awaited them, in the
exquisite cottage with its deep piazzas,
bay windows, and picturesquely stooping
roof. Rustic iron chairs stood antler the
bowing branches of elms on the lawn and
a marble Cupid, bottling up a carved
conch shell, scattered bright ruin into a
tiny calla-bordered basin dm ctly in front
of the gates.
"Ob, b o w beautiful:" cried Rachel. "I
never saw such superb scarlet gerauiums
in my lif., aml what a lovely raved vesti
-Come, my dear, and see how von like
the inierinr, 4 saki the old gentleman, se
It wits perfect, from the drawing rooms
with their blue Brussels carpets and blue
silk hanging - 3. to the chambers, all in
white and pink, like the inside of a roans
heart, and the fairy conservatory, all
stocked with camellias, heliotrope and
rare fuelinis, at the south end of the
••It is like fairyland!" cried Rachel en
thusiastically. -DJ tell me Uncle Ben
who is to live here!"
Uncle Ben turned round and faced her.
"Von, my dear!"
"And Hugh, of course."
"But, LTheL !' gasped little Rachael,
quite overwhelmed by this unexpected
good luck, "the other house—"
"That's only, a little joke of mine.
This is the real home,and 1 give it to you
with all the. more pleasure that you were
disposed to make the best of the had bar
gain you were in fur. My dear, the con
tented mind you possess is worth a thou
And Rachael felt son, thing warm and
wet upon her cheek, like a tear, as the old
gentleman stopped to kiss her.
When Hugh came home, to find his
little wife upon the verandah all welcom
ing smiles to greet him, he exclaimed—
- Why, Uncle Ben, this is a perfect cas
"But none too rod for the lew,d
that inhabit-q it," Uncle Ben answered.
And ❑ugh read in the tone that his
young wife had won the capricious old
A TRAVELER'S STORY
One stormy evening a party of travelers
were seated around a blazing fire in a
house having somewhat the appearance
at a hotel, upon the Allegheny mountains.
The coach had broken dpwn, and we
were detained until the next morning.
We had just finished a substantial sup
per and were sitting with our feet on the
fender, and cigars in our mouths, rumin
ating upon the storm without, and the
warm, cozy comfort within.
Each one told a story, or related an
anecdote ; and at lust the turn came roun d
to a hollow checked individual, who until
then. had remained silent.
"Gentlemen," said he, fixing a pierc
ing gray eye upon one of the company—
a Spaniard—who, uninvited, had drawn
his chair up to the fire, "some ten years
ago I came near being murdered in this
At this moment the Spaniard got up
and was going out of the room, when the
narrator rose, and locking the door; put
the key into his pocket.
He then took the Spaniard's arm, and
leading him up to an old picture, sur
mounted by the English coat of arms,ran
his finger along the motto, and said, at
the same time displaying the butt of a
"Evil to him that evil does."
The Spaniard smiled, and said he did
not feel well; but the stranger swore that
no man should leave the room until ho
n': ed his story.
Sego • ' • ns not to be amazed at his
conduct he proceeded.
"Some years ago I was traveling across
the mountains on horsebacirAnd I atop•
ed at this very house. The landlord wat
extremely obsequious in attending to my
comfort; and after supper lie requested
me to join him in a bottle of wine.
Nothing loth, I consented; and before
midnight tour empty bottles stood upon
the table, and he was acquainted with all
my business. I had a very large amount
of money in my valise, and he politely in
formed me that he would take care of it
till moring. Although somewhat intoxi
cated I did not approve of leaving it Li
his charge, and wishing him good night,
I took my valise iu my hand and retired
After I bad undressed, I put my revol
ver under the pillow, and carefully, as I
thought, examined the room. I laid my
self down, and soon fell into the arms of
I suppose it must have been two hours
after when I awoke, and collecting my
scattered senses, I endeavored to think•
what I had been about. Suddenly I de
tected a noise under my bed.
What was my horror when I observed
a piece of carpet stretched alongside the
bed move as if something was under it.—
A cold perspiration started from every
pore ; but thank Heaven, I had presence
of mind enough to prepare for the worst.
Grasping my revolver in my hand, and
hiding it under the bed clothes, I feigned
to be asleep. In an instant afterwards I
saw a trap door, which had been conceal
ed by the carpet, cautiously raised up ;
and I beheld my landlord, with a knife
in one hand and a dark lantern in the
other, directing his glittering eye toward
me. Still I moved net, but as he turned
to put the lantern on the floor, I fired,
"You him, did you ?" shiieked
the Spaniard, almost jumpiug from his
"Silence till I have finished," said the
stranger, again, tapping his weapon.
"Th., instant I tired the villian fell.—
I got up and merely putting on my coat
snatched up the lantern he had dropped,
and with my valise crept cautiously down
to the stable. It was a bright, moonlight
night, and I soon saddled my horse. I
galloped about ten miles, when I met a
party of wagoners, and in their company
returned to the house; but, despite of
our rind search. not even as much as the
nlliaißs body could be found. But If I
lay my hands upon him, if it costs me
my life, he shall die the death of a
Am the stranger concluded, he rose and
caught the Spaniard by the throat, and
tearing open his shirt collar, showed the
mark or a wound on his neck.
Three weeks afterward Joseph Gomez,
the Spaniard, was hung on his own con
fession of having murdered no less than
five travelers in that same room.
Put and Om PIE.
A countryman having killed a pig and
not wishing to divide with his neighbors,
as was the custom in that country, said
to hia mail, (who•by the way was a son of
the Emerald Isle.)
"Pat, if I give all the neighbors who
have given to me a piece of pork I'll have
none left fur mvst•lf. Cau you tell me
what I am to du:?"
"Iledad sir," said Put. "Its myself that
can do the thing."
"Good," sa}•s the countrymen, rubbing
his hands and looking at Pal, "Now tell
me AVIILIL I can do."
`Faith, sir," said Pa, "sure when the
cray ter is cleaned, just be after hanging
it., against the door where ivery mither's
son of them will see it ; and early in the
morning, before any one is about, get up
and take in your pig and hide it away.—
Thin, when your neighbors come, just be
after telling them the pig was stole."
"Capital idea, Pat," exclaimed the
countryman; "I'll do it, by St. George."
So, when the pig was cleaned, it was
hung up outside the 'd00r,,,,50 that the
neighbors might. see it. The countryman
anxiously awaited the approaching night,
and at last retired to bed but not to sleep.
Pat, ander cover of the darkness of the
night, crept around the house and stole
What was the astonishment of the
countiyman,when at early dawn he arose
to tindthe pig not there,cau be better imag
ined than described. In the midst of his be
wilderment, Pat came in with his usual
"Top o' the ni. , rning to ye, sir," and giv
ing, him a knowing wink, said:
"Master how about the pig ?"
"Well, Pat, the pig was stolen in reali
"Faith, and that sounds as natural as
if yon bud lost your pig,"
"But, you blockhead, I tell you the pig
"Faith, and begorry, masther, the devil
a bit O' me thought
" on could do so well.
Just stick to that, it s as natural as life."
"By St. George," roared the irate Coun
tryman. "I tell you the ph" was stolen."
'Oa! bejabbers,"says Pat, "stick to it
and your neighbors will belave you, and
divil a hit of it they'll get. Faith I didn't
think you could do so well."
THERE is a project on foot to establis
during the present summer at Atlantic
City and Cape May, hospitals for.iiivalid
children. The idea is a good one, it hav
ing been tested on a limited scale at At
lantic City last summer. The opirations
at-that point will be resumed on a larger
scale, and with every indication of success.
A FRIEND of ours is the most absent
minded man we know of. We made an
engagement to meet him on Tuesday
- afternoon. "All right," said he. Short
ly afterwards ho came with "My dear fel
low, you'll have to manse me; I've a prior
engagement. the fact is, I'm going to be
Married on Tuesdoy ; forgot it complete
A STONG minded woman in Detroit
made the following reply to a politician
who bad called at her house to get her
husband to go to the polls and vote : "No,
sir, he can't go! lie's washing now, and
he's got to iron tomorrow, and if he
wasn't doing anything, he couldn't go. I
run this 'era house,- I do. and if any one
Totes it'll be this same Mary Jane."
ST Wt111.4.M. C. lIII.Y.LIV.
I gazed upon the glorious sky,
And the green mountains round,
And thought that when I came to Ile
At rest within the ground,
'Twere pleasant, that in flowery June,
When brooks send pp a cheerful tune,
And groves a Joyous sound,
The sexton's band my grave to make,
The rich green mouutain turf should break.
A cell within the frozen mould,
A coffin borne through sleet,
And icy clods above it rolled,
While fierce the tempest beat—
Away I I will not think of these,—
Blue be . the sky and sult the breeze,
Earth green beneath the tent,
And be the the damp mould gently pressed
Into my — narnmv place of rest."
There through the long, long summer hours,
The golden light should Ile,
And thick young herbs and groups of flowers
Stand in their beauty by
The oriole should build and tell
His love tale close beside my cell ;
The Idle butterfly
Should rest him there, and there be heard
The housewife bee and humming bird.
And what it cheerful shouts at noon
Come, from the village sent,
Or songs of maids beneath the moon
With fairy laughter bleat?
And what if, in the evening light,
Betrothed lovers walk in sight
Of my low monument? •
I would the lovely scene around
Might know no sadder sight nor sound.
I know that I no more should sco
The season's glorious show,
Nor would its brightness shine for me,
Nor its wild music flow;
But If around my place of sleep,
The friendsl love shohld come to weep,
They might not haste to go,
Soft airs, and song, and fight and bloom
Should keep them lingering near my tomb
These to their solleOea hearts should bear
The thought of what has been,
And speak of one who cannot abate
The gladness of thescene;
Whose part in all the pomp that flll
The circuit of the hills,
Is that his grave is green;
And deeply would their hearts rejoice
To hear again his living voice,
Counting n Hundred.
4 Danbury man named Reubens re
cen tip saw a statement that counting one
hundred when tempted to speak an an
gry word would save a man a great deal
of trouble. This statement sounded a
little singular at first, bnt the more lie
read it over the more favorable he became
impressed with it, and flintily concluded
to adopt it. Nest door to Rubens' lives
alnan who has made five distinct at
tempts in the past fortnight to secure a
dinner on green pens by the Ist of July,
and every tune has been retarded by Reu
bens's hens. When this man found his
fifth attempt to have miscarried he called
on Reubens. He said :.
"What in thunder do you mean by let
ting your hens tear op my garden ?"
nseuhen, wag promprgti to call •him
mudsnoot, a new name just coming into
general use, but he remembered his reso
lution, put down his rage and meekly ob-
"One, two, three, four, five, tir, seven,
Then the mad neighbor who had been
eyeing . this answer with a great deal of
suspicion, broke in again:
"Why don't you answer my question
you rascal ?"
But still Reubens maintained his equ
animity, and went on with the text :
"Nine, ten, elecen,twelve,thirteen,fonr
teen, fifteen, sixteen,—"
The mild neighbor stared harder than
"Seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty,
"Yon are a mean skunk," said the mad
neighbor, backing toward the fence.
Reubens' face flushed at this charge,but
he only said:
"Twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty
four, twenty-five, twenty-six,—"
At this figure the neighbor got np on
the fence in some haste, but spddenly
thinking of his peas, he opehed his
"You mean, low lived rascal, for two
cents I would knock your cracked bead
over a barn, and I would—"
"T wen ty-seven,twenty-eigh t," interrupt
ed Reubens, "twenty-nine, thirty, thirty
one, thirty-two, thirty-three,—'
Here the neighbor broke for the house
and entering it violently slammed the
door behind him, but Reubens did not
dare let up the enumeration, and so be
stood ont there alone in the yard, and
kept on counting, while his burning
cheeks and flashing eyes eloquently af•
ifirmed his judgment. When he got up
nto the eighties his wife came to the door
in some alarm.
"Why, Reuben& man, what is the mat
ter with you ?" she said. "Do come into
But ho didn't let up.. She.eame out to
him, and clung tremblingly to him, but
he only looked into her eyes and said:
"Ninety-three,ninety-four, ninety five,
ninety-six, ninety-seven, ninety-eight,
ninety-nine, one hundred—go Into the
house, old woman, or I'll bustye."
And she went.—Danbury News.
A Wife In Troublo.
"Pray tell me, m 7 dear, what is the
case of those tears?
"Oh - , - what a disgracer' •
"What, disgrace ?"
"Why, I have opened one of your let-
ters, supposing it was addressed to my
self. Certainly it looked more like Mrs.
"Is that all? What harm can there
he in a wife's opening her hushand's let
"No harm in itself. But the contents!
Such a disgrace!"
"What! has any one dared to write me
a letter unfit to be read by my wife ?"
"Oh, no. It is eonched in the most
chaste language. But the contents."
Here the wife buried her face in her
handkerchief, and commenced sobbing
aloud, when the husband eagerly caught
up the letter, and commenced reading the
epistle which had been the means of near
ly breaking, his itife's heart. It was a
bill from sprinter for sins goer • ea-
k.11 . 1_. 'ILIJUA
ME "smallest preacher in the sroild"
is announced in London.
THE word "immortal" occurs brit once
in the bible, 1 Tim., 17.
THE Christian Union thinks we 811811
know each other in the spirit land. .
THERE are twenty-seven Unitarian and
twenty-two Methodist congregation at
THE latest reform . spoken 'of in New
York is reform in cbnrch music, which is
said to be growing too sensational.
As the season for Methodist campmeet
hip is near at hand, great preparations
are being made for these popular gather•
logs in various parts of the country.
PRESIDENT Fuirchihl,of Oberlin, Ohio,
contends that no one should be ordained
to the ministry who doubts the doctrine
of eternal future punishment. ,
THE Catholic Review reports that the
mission founded for the conversion of the
Southern freedmen to the &Man Catholic
faith is in a growing and healthy
9,t 4 .
Err. Lemuel Moss, D. D., has been -
pointed to prepare khistory of the B
test denomination during the past he ury.
The appointment is by the Bible and
Publication Society. -
A TENN. man who had not been inside a
church for twenty years was forced to ac
company the jury on which he was serv
ing, to prayer meeting, the other night.
He stood it well considering. • •
SENATOP. Scirrr while talking to a Penn
ey) vania Sunday shool, a Sunday or two
ago, asked the scholars why Simon was
kept in prison. One of the teachers-qui
etly prompted a boy to say that it was for
a hostage, and the yontb,not quite catch
ing the words, piped out: "Ile was de
tained tot postage."
Tne Society for the Propagation of the
Gospel among the Indians is in session
at Boston. The Post expresses the opin
ion that for the "purpose
the Society is most too far off, and thinks
that if the members really want the work
dune they had better " go themselves."
THERE is a preacher in Southwest
Missouri who has labored in that field
for seven years, and built up two church
es. One of them he has just left because
in the last thirteen mouths they paid
him for his services t 502, and that was
in trade, not one cent in cash.
LIE Ritualists and Anti-Ritualists of
England are very active, and the differ
ences between them are growing. Large
numbers of the first party are reported
to be going over to the Rotnish Church.
Petitions on behalf of both parties are
being extensively signed, and will be
presented to the House of Convocation.
That of the Anti-Ritualists, protesting
against ths.imovocations, has 60,000 sig
PRESIDENT Grant's mail is said to foot
np about 700 daily letters.
A JovuN, Mo., man advertises for a.
rich and confiding wife. --
TIER Parisians being surteited by lion&
chops, are eating boiled marmots.
A SAN FRANCISCO dentist now exca
vates teeth by machinery.
A ancEnTLY arrived German girl
drowned herself in a cistern at Cincinnati,
because she was home-sick.
THE recent death of an Illinois woman
is attributed to the liberal use of a hair
GRASSHOPPER short cakes are in season
among the Chinese restaurants in man
Tun husband who devoured his wife
with kisses found afterwards that she dis
agreed with him.
IT has been ascertained that three out
of every flee matches made at Saratoga
go to the courts for a divorce.
AMONG the elegant attractions promised
at Saratoga is series of contests among
genuine English ball•dogs.
A Bosros doctor brought a child back
to life after be had lain on the bottom of
the river five.minutes. Electricity did it:
TUE Long Island mails, it is said, have
been systematically and successfully rob.
bed for a long period.
TUE Princess of Wales last lnfant.liv.
ed only a few minutes, and yet was called
Alexander John Charles Albert.
Btrcuitrumtais Palace has been gorge
ously fitted up for the reception of the
Sah. So much for Buckingham.
IN Detroit, recently, a girl was found
dead kneeling at her bedside, in the atti
tndo of prayer. .
IT is said that the world owes every
man a living, but a great many men urn
too lazy to collect it.
THE uniform of the Persian Shah is
covered with diamonds "and other prec
ious stones to the values of 2,000,000
PoirruNii, Oregon, lately expressed
two babes a distance of several hundred
miles, with regular express tags about
A Moms beggar died reeentlbeaving
a fortune of half a million dollars.
Though formerly an outcast, his funeral
was largely attended by his relatives.
A inns was checked lately in -Cohan
bus, Ga., by five baskets of champagne.
The heat caused the corks to . pop Out and
the wine wet the floor • and' 'topped the
fire. • .
CorrAuz rents at Long Branch vary
from $l,OOO to $14,000 for the season,ac
conling to location. Lots are very high„
but sales are numerous. General Grant
owns two houses, one of which he rents
to Mr. Jesse Seligman for $3,000. General
O. B.Babcock's new cottage will be" fin
ished in July; Jay Gould is building.lhe
finest cottage of , all, and other Anorieyed
men are erecting some of elegant pat.;