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II. It. WI3.SOX,
Volume xx, ao is!
TERMS OF ITELICATI3X.
The Jtkiata pKSTixr.i. is published every
Wednesday morning, on Main street, by
H. H. WlLSO'l.
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ill bo TWO DOLLARS per year in advance,
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111 iint In.
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Job Work. The prices of JOB WORK,
for tiiirty Dills, one-eight sheet, SI, -5 : one
fourth, $'2,oo ; one-bal:', S l.oo : and addition
al numbers, hall' price and lor Edauks. $2,oo
U. I. ". SliWfJIO, ori'altei siMJ.
IV. wishes to inforin iiis friends and pa-
trons ihat he ias remove
I to Hie bouse on
Itridze Slrect opposite TolJ Jordu'b i:oie,
Mililiiitown, Jnnta'a Cotinty. Pa.. OiTicc
on .Main street South of llride str et.
"71LUAM M. ALLISON,
' ' Attorney at Law,
Will attend to a'd business entrusfe l to his
care. Oihce on Miin Street,
:. c. ste'.v vi:t,
ATT0 fl E V-AT-LAW,
Jl'Jl'i'ntcicii, Junintu Co., I'l.,
(llTers his professional services to the pub
lic. Collections and all other business wilt
receive prompt attention. Oiiice tirst door
North nf lie'ford's Store, (upstairs.)
15. p. riK.
Alionicy-sl-Law nnd Convpyanccr,
1 IH-L1NTOWN, will promptly annul to
iVi all business cntrustcato his care Ot'ricc
roont adjoining the Iutt-rnal Itevenne t.'iiicj.
in 'lain 5-tkCct, opposite the-Court liousc.
June I.'., -IM'.'.-tt.
JOHN T. L. SAS13I.
All! FLINT" YN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PA.
OFFERS bis professional services to tbe
public. Prompt stier.'inn given to the
lo-oseeuttun ot cbunisa-iatn-t tuetjoveriiiiioin, I
,'ollectious and all other busitiv entrusted lo !
bis care- Otiice
Sept. Uo, lb''..".
iu lue euu icnuna nail,
; . i. . 1.1 I- -I li.il
J EN DUE
The un-lersi-rne-1 ofr.rs his ser' iees to
public, as 'cit'lue 0r'er ari l And itiueer.
Las had a verv larie cxt-encm-p, and feels
C'.tif'dent thai he c-t' give satisfa-ti'.n Ic all
w!i-i u'::v cmley Lift. He may 1 e a i It sed
ai i iliiittt'vn. tir it'tsnd a liis ittiie in Fcr
iii iii-'.-h tfwnbio. Urtieu majr also be left
ut Mr. Will' il.-iel.
t-k f Ml X' i
t ) II- i'ilt Tl-1 c.i'eis liis serviet sto lite
It ul.'ic of Juniata c.uul v. llavinr had ft
1 ;'. expet i-nce i" 'lie busiu.fs of Vendue
ijioi, iie feels confident that he ctin render
)fiicr.il sui ii-taei iin. iie cm at all tiines lie
s..iii.-ul.ed at iiis rcjldeuce iu Mliliiatown, Pa.
Aug. IU, 1j5.
riMli; undersiirned will iiroiiini'v nltend to !
L I he collection ol claims nrraiitst either the ;
Stale nr National Ijt.vernmeiit, Pensions, Back
Pay. itouniy. Extra Pay. and all other ciuims :
arising out ut the present or any other war,
MiSliufown, Juniata Co., Pa. febl
ALL PERSONS WHO HAVE IlEEX DI8
AP.LE DUr.iNti THE PRESENT WAR
ARE ENTITLE TO A PENSION. All pcr
s iiis who intend applying for a Pension must
r ill on the Examining Surgeon to know welii
tr their Disability is sufficient to entitle them
to a Pension. All disabled Soldiers will call
on the undersigned whn has been npptiiuled
l'eu -itin Kxnmining Surgeon for J uuitita aud
a ij jin.ng Counties.
V. C. F.UNDIO, ?.t. D.,
Pee. 9, lo.-if.
V. R o kvm"'-tp '
it. t. ii. t.r...i. i-j.tt. (i.-.te nr.ny stir-
geont haying located in Patterson tend :
T'T '''see'anVs'-er TV 0 'i" '
i.H- p.acc and surroii.iutng ; country. ,
!o-. K. hiving had eight years experience :
in hospit 1. -eneial, and' array practice, feels
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i'i t:--.w e ti u reuuesi .1 iriai icom iiiosb nu
.mv i. I.,,.,.,, i.. ,n.i;..ni !lt. i
lie v.'ili be found nt. fbi briel: bnildillfr on-
posiic the "Sr.vTiNKi. Offk k," or at hU resi- j en in charge and promptly delivered at mnd
dence tiie borough of Patterson, at all ! erato charges. Tnc st i-res on the above rou
hours, cxcejit when professionally engaged. tos are in GOOD ORDER, and under tho
.July -Z, t.so.i. if. j chirge of competent and experienced drivers.
"rTT- ,'. r I I";"Pr'l-'lur hopes, by strictand porsou-
. ----. nt c iT i -.t w .-ir.
TU. . . '
K-i-v-i. -c-, rt j
.'. iv.i;,,..r U. j
l S'jfl as luLs. II liter Bawls.
Cnurn. r-iskei-. Ilr-e
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pESi"LVANIA RAlLEOAT). OX AND
L after Sunday, May tin, ISOG, Passenger
Trains will leave Miillin Station as follows :
Local Accoinmodat'n... 7,0.) P. M.
Philadelphia Express.. 12,41 P. M
1'a.st Line G.il, A. M.
Cincinnati Express G.2G, 1'. M.
J)ay Express 11,31, A. M.
Way Passenger 10,07, A. M,
Xcv York Express 5,34 A. JI.
Day Express P. M.
Pahimore Express 3,59, A. M.
Philadelphia Express... 5,00, A. M.
East Line 5.50, P. JI.
Mail Train 4 oS, P. M.
Euiigraut Tiait) 0,47, A. JI.
JXULS NORTH, Ag't.
11 E A D I N U HAIL ROAD-
June llt'i, 1830.
rRKlT TKiXIt E-BE FROM
' "? xf"'la :,na -01lu- i:st itiionn-
V'""- -1,,'P U'"'U":J ' '";' '"'"
: W ;"'". J.-.or, .ye., .jc
Trains leave UasrUlrti lor- jW 'r.
fnTtrvrs: At ;;."(, f.l 0 j,ud i'ttj -i. M., and
j i',it) and !t, 15 1'. srrivlug at AVic l'oi at
J 10 and Jti,i.O A. M., and :1I0 and l'l,85 J'.
M.. cjiittectin ,:tii similar Tiains. on the
' Vrnnhulennia iiilio-rl: blccpiti!' (':ira accom-
punyiiij; tUc C,0u and I' M trains without
I.fcave IllTt'iihurj for Ywiiinrj, rulttriUt.
TauM-iU't, Jlmtrsviiit, Aihland, Vint Grove, .!
Ur,!vi. ii null Vliilttictjki, at 8,111 A. M. and
J. It) and 4,10 1 M, stopping at I.rLanun and
all ll'c.y SttilitiH' ; the -(.In I'M Train making
I tio clo.-e. cotiuections lr I oftsrilU nor i iitiadc
I ;., r,,r 'n'ln f. ','!! ill iiivm and 4m1-
linn via yrhui;'. dl ti'il iSi-'i'tjmia lloilroini
Irave Jforrislxrj at 0,-rt P M.
Retornin: I c tve AVw Jeri- at 7.00 A M.
12,1'. Noun and S.tW I' M, Vht'.-iltlphU at fi.i-i
.V M. .tt.d S.3 I' M : I'o.'ji ;' at S.yi) A M 4c
. i j l' M ; .I..k:i.( 0.IW and 11.1". A M, and
1..-5 1' M : Ta.w2ua at y,i," A. M, aud 1,U(
and t,.'3 T M.
Leave Vji'.vlle for U.irrhh.irij, via Sc'tuyl.
f.i.'i a.td Suitfjut txitimi Kiiil ''Kid, at 7 UU A. M.
i,'i :iiiinj Accoiitiiiodativn 7raint Leaves Und
in. r.t It tJ A. M., returning from VhdaM
I'iuii at 5 00 I'. JI.
Cu.'hwf'j lt ii'.rojil Trains leave Readini at
('. 4-j A M and 0 15 P M for Efkrain, Liliz
I.nntziiltr, CV.umlhi. &c.
Sundays: Leave .Yew-Tort at S 00
P. M., PA 'ik.'i ! "'" f a in 3 1 o l M.. Wtlnille
f on A. M., TawaVua 7 A. M llarrhbur,,
M Oo A. M., and tiding nt 1 :',tj V. M., tor
U ur'flnrtj, aud It) 52 A. M for X'ic-l'ork
and 4. -'5 p ui. fur Philadelphia.
Coii.iK'itttii'.n, .V.7i.77 omjo.-j. School aiitl
F.ttrurriun TickeU to and from all points, at re
Uoifjujr cliei ked through : 60 pounds al
lowed each Pasbeno-r.
' (i A. XICOM.S,
Rsathnu, P.. Nov 117, '05-tf.
n) . . , , ,. r
i lillildPi Piiia P.2U EflC lluil ROfld
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f I M! i.S t.tVMt I.trie I inverse" the Nr.rthein and
-1- Nortliwe-t rountics of Pennsylvania to
the city of Lrie, on L:i!:c K'. ie.
l",s been lease d and is operated by the
I I NN-TLVAMA liAIJ. Uo.M) (t.il l-.-.:. V.
lias- or i-a. r.NHKR Tit .i.vs at itAuiiisnuitt;.
Erie YnW Tr.i-u ,n ; a. m
Erie E::i rcss Train S."j A. m.
Eimiia Exprc-i Train 2,15 v. m.
EE AVE WESTWARD.
Erie Mail Tniin .T A. M.
Eric Mxj.i-.-ss Train 4, p. M.
I'liuira Lxrrcss Train i'.J.J p. m.
Passenger cars run through on the lit ie :
.VI -ill una i.vj.Tt:-s I r.i;u wiiutitii cuauc uuill
ways b..-:ween I'iiilad Iphia mi l Etie.
Leave New York at a. m., arrive at Erio
at .- ; a. ji.
Leave Uric at 4.H v. it., arrive at New York
4,ij P. JI.
NO CHANGE OF CARS BETWEEN ERIE &
Elegant sleeping cars on all night trains.
For informal inn respecting paasenor busi- J
ness apply at t lie coi ner ol rfuin aud -Market
And for freight business of the Company's
S. J. Kingston, Jr., corner of IJth and
Market eirerts, Philadelphia.
J. W. Reynolds, Erie.
Win. Uro'wn, Agent, X. C. R. P.., Tialiimore.
II. H. HOUSTON,
General Freight Agent, Philadelphia.
II.' W. UW1XSEK,
General Ticket Aaent, Philadelphia.'
" A h. TV LEU,
flencral Superintendent, Williamsport.
Feb 11, 'td-tf.
NEW STAGE LINE
KirFLIN, PERCPSVILLE AND COSCORD-
Leaves Perrysville Monday, Wednesday and; U,'",!B i0r- 33 reaps estrcnio
Fritiny at i o'clock, a. m., and arrives at Cou-1 love of amusement. She was my con-
e,'L" "r.li'-:. t,., !ant guest. Her husband was in the
u....,t i ."win tte'jaj , Auurstiay nun
j Saturday at 5 o'clock, a.m., and arrives at I
: Perrvsvjlle at .1 n'rlf.eV r. m in lir.iit f,.. '
, . " " "
the trains going East and VI est. I
Stages will l.-avn Minim KMiinn . t,.1... :
''T' Mi"!;" lMl'"1 S"ly ' !
m. and returns en Monday: leaves Tuesday at
0 a. m. and returns on Wednesday ; leaves
Thursday at ti a, in.
-titt-s nm leave itiiuun oianon lor vcatie- t
min f -iit in ii.. - i .il I
....., :n i .f:i,- .,, . t.
morning in lime fnr the Eat and West trains,
IJair'?.-!'' ami -nneknr.es of oil t-inrta rn-a ln!-
ai ai lent ion 10
l pic'r'n-nagr33 ' fair
LEJIUEL. B- 52ALS, Prc.
J.tr..l V..;..ti'. 4
Tthb constitctios thc ssios and
llIFFLlNTO-JUN&ff CGMTfr iM'A. JULY 25, !es.
THE DEMOCRATIC TARTY.
BY J. C. MABTIX.
No Union mea arc half so true,
Unswerving firm aud hearty,
As those at present answering to
The Democratic party.
For every ill they have a cure,
For every wrong a righting.
They're willing to do anything.
Except except the fighting.
Fighting tbey say was not the way
Ot de.tiiug with secession.
The remedy for UebeJs is
Uulimited concession. .
They'd give the traitor all they want,
Acknowledge them tha master,
And thus the glorious Union jve,
Avoiding all disasters.
Is this rot c'.enper then than war?
Honor! These peace men scout it ;
'Tis but a shade, a breach, a name,
They do not care about it !
,UCy are .yr .u. uw -U
If they are but allowed to live.
And broth aud make a djll-.r!
They would (car down the country's 3ig.
Aud sell it for a shilling.
Ye traitors proud just name your tenr.5 !
The Democrats are willing,
Take two of earth's dcietdeJ names,
Iscariot" and -Iago,"
And "trembling coward,'' and you have
The conclave of Chicr.go.
THE LAST INTERVIEW-
11Y SIRS. I.YDIA A. WINDSOil.
The circumstances I am about to relate
occurred fifty years ago, but rises before
me as freshly and vividly as then. Most,
of those who knew of it, and she who
was the most concerned about, it, are now
in their silent graves ; but the descend-
ontB cf fome may recognize the i-tory
, . , ' . , ,
which startled our small circle so long
When, after the peace of I SI 1 was con
cluded, the Continent was once more oj.cn
cd. every one that remeiuljcrs it, knows j
how gladly the English availed them- i
selves of it to leave their island heme,
and seek some health, oilier pleasures, in
the complete change of scene aud lile.
My husband and I shared the almost uni
versal "fereur" and weut to Prance.
There, however, our wanderings ceased
for a time, for when we arrived at the
picture-fj'ie old town of P . wc were
agreeably surprised to ftud some of our
old friends there Soon after, others ar
rived, and we yielded to their wishes that
we should remain.
Iii tho.-e days the English drew closely
to each other. N"ow, when abroad, you
must he cartful cf making acquaintance
till you knowyour compatriot's ''motives''
for absenting himself from his native
laud, Oar little coterie became intimate
Our house was in a central situation ns
regarded those of jur fricnd3 ; though it j
was in the town, it had a hinall garden be-f
fore it, and a gravelled path led to the
My husoand was fond of society I am j
still, I must own, though too old to enter
into its spirit as formerly. Our house was
always open to our friends, but we were
especially glad to see them of an evening;
then music and the whist-table whiled
away the hours till half-past nine, when
the supper-tray -appeared, and at ten
o'clock our last guest departed. Those
were primitive times ! Of all our ac
quaintances, the person I was the most
drawn lo was a Mrs. Xorris, a very pretty
young woman, light-hearted, and always
cheerful. All tbe most severe critic would
I t 1 tv ,
army, and, at the time I speak of, Was
. i t t -v-
utiriereu in jreianu. .tirs. morris was
anxious to tlive her four children abetter
education than their limited means could
. , , . . , ,
Fr,Mllrc m England, Captain Xorris had
only just left D to join his rcimcnt,
and had expressed his wish I would '-look
after" his wife snd assist her with advice,
or ia any way that might be necessary.
Of all the Xorris children, Louisa was
her father's favorite, but her mother al
ways disliked her, apparently, if one can
tho c Scribe a -ath-
cr'8 h;lrsnQC3S to Ler child. I used to J
think Mrs. Xorris was severe to Louisa I
tub enforcement of'thb laws.
because she feared her being spoiled by
Icr ftitller'g inilulscnce. I afterwards
found that tbe mother's barslincss caused
the father's favor.
One evening our small circle had as-
, , 1 1 i 1 1 1
i setnuiea as rtsuat at my uuuso, aim uis-
persed about ten o'clock, Mrs. i-orris be
ing the first to leave. When my hus
band and I were alone, vre chatted over
tha little incidents and gossip of ' tho
evening. At last, I took my candle and
went to my room, i frout one. I had un
drcacil, when I heard a noise at the win
dcir like hail rattling against it. Know
ing that the uhht had been very Cue,
drew my curtain in surprise and saw Mrs.
Xorris standing on the path.
The servants had long "gone to bed, so
I hurriedly thretv my dressing-wrapper
around me, and ran down stairs. " -'
When I opened the hall door, before I
had time to ask a qucstiou, Mrs. Xorris
''Oh ! I fear something dreadful has
"Why do you think so ?" 1 Paid, 'have
ycu beard anything cf hiw V
i;Xo I"' the answered, i;I havo not
heard of or fiotn hita lately ; yet, as you
know, I was not uneasy about hiru, and
w.is quite happy and cheerful with you
this evening. I left you early to go to
u.y children ; tltey were all as'oop ; I
went to bed directly, bat in about ten
minutes after, by the light of tho night
lamp, I saw uiy husbaud stauding by my
bedside ; he had a fearful gnih in hi
throat, from which the blood was pouting,
lie snuka to me and said, 'Farewell, be
kind to poor Lou.' In a moBiest he dis
appeared. When I could collect my
: thoughts, I dressed aud c:mo tn vou, my
fdoar friend, to tell you I fear soniething
dreadful has happened to my husband,
and I must go lo Liiu. Will you look af
ter my children till my return V
Traveling in those days was a most dis
agreeable proces : the slowness, cold,
I , , ... ,
thrt and misery of Failing-vessels ana
corit-hcs, made people generally reflect a
good deal before llipy undertook a jour-
i ncv. unless they could ahoid so travel by
post. I therefore tried to persuade Mrs.
Norris that she had only dreamed uf her
"I had not even closed my eyes," she
replied, "and 1 saw hiin as plainly as I
Then I tried to persn?do her to wait
for the arrival of the next mail from
"Xo," she said, "he might be dying
even while wc are standing consulting to
gether." I asked what she thought most likely
to have fallen him.
'lie might he fatally wounded, if not
killed in a duel.'"
I saw that it was useless try tug to dis
suade Mrs. Xonis, so I hurriedly dressed
aud.Lelped her preparations for departure,
promising to be a mother to the children
in her absence.
She was the only inside passenger by
the coach, and to beguile her sad thoughts,
bought a newspaper at the first town
where they stopped to change horses.
i ih0 next stoppage the guard found my
poor friend senseless.
She had found in the paper an account
ot the death of Captain Xonis by suicide
at the very moment she had scca his ap
parition. When Mrs. Xorris returned to her chil
dren and had iu some degree recovered
from this awful shock, she spoke with
calmness of what she called her "last in
terview" with her husband. I remarked
that even if she had dreamed it, it would
have been extraordinary ; she was firm in
assertir.g she had not closed her eyes, and
but just cxtinguirhed her candle. Sol
said no more ; but other friends were
more pertinacious in insisting his pres
ence could not have bien a reality.
Her answer was invariably, "I &aw him
as plainly as I see you."
C2yThe lady who did not think it re
spectable to bring up her ceildrcn to work,
ha3 lately heard from her two sons. Ono
of them is a bar keeper on a flat boat,
and tho other ia.a steward in a brick
55 An editor thus logically nudges
his delinquent subscribers: "Wo don't
jwant money desperately bad, but our
creditors do, and no doubt they owe yon.
jf y0U UE mv theai. sa I they'll
p:,y vua." ' " - "'
SHOEMAKER COAIE TO
Wc are laughing over an adventure in
to which an amorous shoemaker felt. lie
was not content with the one wife he had
taken, but he most needs go poaching on
his neighbor's grounds. His neighbor's
wife, annoyed by his declarations, told
her husbaad. The latter replied : "We
will punish him." They put their
heads together to device some suitable
punibhment. The evening alter this
' family's consultation, the amorous shoe
! maker (who lived immediately opposite
the houe painter, whose wife he so loved)
seeing tho husband absent, called on tho
wife. He was in higher spirits than ever ;
he bought an enormous nosegay, made
entirely of roes, and was as full of com
pliments as he could be. The wife said
to him, iu reply to a ques'ion : "My
husband has gone to 3t. Germain to re
cover a debt of some 200f." The shoe
caker was do'i-ihted at the prospect of
spending the whole evening with her.
! Two hours flew away in most delightful
conversation. He pressed her to yield ;
sho refused. At last she said: "My
"rcatcst objection to vou is the horrible
odor of leather, which ail
ive. Take a bath in my husband's
bathing tub, aud perhaps, after you smell j
like other people, I will not be sj tbsti
uate as you say I am." The shoemaker
hesitated. He dreaded foul play, but
faint heart never won fair lady he un
dressed aud was so ca in the bath. He
bad not been in it mure than five minutes
when loud, quick knocking wa3 heard at
the door. The wife screamed, "Mou
Dicu .' There is my husband ! What
will become of us V The shoemaker
was frightened out of his wits, his teeth
chattered, his knees knocked together,
he was utterly bewildered with fright.
"Come into this wardrobe, quick V ex
claimed the wife. Ho obeyed instantly.
The wife opened the door ; tha husband
entered in a towering fury and violently
threw his cap on the floor, exclaiming :
"Accursed trip ! I have not brought
one cent back with me to pay the note of
200f. due to morrow. I never in' my
life was in such bad luck as I am now.
Give me something to eat! I am half
dead with hunger aud thirst." Tho wife
replied, in her softest, gentlest tone,
'Here is some cold meat, bread and wine,
dear." The husband seized two knives
on the table and sharpened them in a
manner which must have made the poor
shoemaker's blood run cold as he croiv-h-in
the wardrobe naked, wet shivering
with fear, and cold, nearer dead than
alive. "Wife," continued the husband,
'I must sell the wardrobe to morrow.
My friend the bhocmakcr over the way
has long been wanting to buy it. I will
carry it to him to-morrow nioruirg."
As the husband spoke, he went up to the
wardrobe, and, after rattling the key for
some time, in which were new terrors to
the poor r.tnorous shoemaker, who doubt
less vowed if he ever got out of this scrape
he would let other men's wives alone.
After supper husband and wife went to
bed. The next morning at nice o'clock
the husband went out to get fjur porters.
They took the wardrobe and carried it
over to the shoemaker's. The husband
found the shoemaker's family in a state
of tho gre atc-st consternation. He could
be found nowhere ; the warmest appre
hensions were entertained of his fate ;
his family were in tears. The husband
wa3 unable to relieve their anxiety; he
had neither seen nor heard of his friend.
Tho shoemaker's wife accepted the ward
robe, (which she knew her husband had
long desired' to purchase.) and when the
bouse painter gave her the key she open
ed tho door to examine the condition of
her purchase. Tho instant tho door
opened a naked man with hair on en 1,
covered with red, bouuded forth, knock
ed down the wife. Her screams, the
terror of tho porters and the apprentices,
were dreadful. Meanwhile, tbe naked
red man, evidently beside himself, ran
wildly about the shop ; his wife, porters
and spprenticcs, flew at him with what
ever they could lay hands on, and gave
him a sound drubbing, until he recover
ed his senses sufficiently to discover him
self. Tho house painter had prepared
tho bath with a quantity of glue, and
had thickly "dusted" the inside of the
wardrc'oe with powdered ochre, which
k,.n transferred to the r-ior shoe
cikcr':- body ducio aio n
EDITOR AXil riKUSUEU
WHOLE NUMBER 1001.
ness; while the glue, getting into lu.
hair and drying made his hair eeera tn
stand on end. When fne shoemaker':,
wife found out all these things, she tock
a broom stick and belabored her husband
thoroughly. An immense crowd was as
sembled in front of their door, ("they live
in the Kuo St. Antoine,) aud the poor
shoemaker has become so ashamed, he
has Dot since the occurrence dared to
show his face in the street. ParL L?lter.
'A. DETERMINED ACT-
A poor fellow tho other day, in the
South of F ranee, was making up fagots,
or bundles of firewood, in a copc near
his cottage. His name is Victor Piet.
While pulling a twig from the fagot he
felt himself tLarp'y bitten in the finger,
and saw an a.p making his escape at tho
moment. The man pursued the suake
and killed it, and then it flashed across
Lis mind that the bite he had rccidvtd
was poisouuiw and would fjBictTy cud
his days. So he took a resolution ani
determined to get rid of the first finger
of his right hand, which was the part af
fected. He placed his finger on cue of
sabot.",, or wooden shoes, and opening bw
j kcifo he arranged the L'udo carefully
j across the first joint, fixing it wi'.h twj
or three chips of wood in its position.
Then making a hammer with the ether
sahot, he shuck it sharply witc his kit
hand on the back of the blade, and clean
ly severed the joinr. Binding up the
finger, tie young fellow went quicLly
home, aud laid upon iho table, before his
astonished family, the dead asp and tho
joint of his finger. Parts j.ijH-r.
breach JF rr.a.iiisE.
A widow of forty-three summers, and
the mother of four blooming children,
two of whom are married, lately sued a
gay deceiver for breach of promise. Tha
"deceiver" is an old man of seventy-sis,
tha father of nine children, aud the pos
sessor of two faims. The parties live in
Warren county, Ohio. This aged lover
gave the fat and forty, if not fair, widow,
several riues in his buggy, to church and
j other places, and told a lady that l.e
might conclude to marry some day, aud if
he did, he thought she would be the wo
man. 1'pon this hint she acted; put
chasing a wedding dress and consulted a
few particular female friends iu regard to
the wedding cake. At this stage, how
ever, the cid man crawfished declined to
fulfill the engagement flatly denied that
he ever intended to marry the lady. To
heal her lacerated feelings she brought
suit again t the "perfidious old wretch,"
and received S2.t05, which made her
An amusing incident is told of a wm.m
in England, whose husband, a wealthy
:an, dijl salleuly, without leaviiv;
j any will. The widow, desirous if cccttr-
ing the whole of the property, concealed
her husband's death, and persuaded a
poor shoemaker to take his place while a
will could be made. Accordingly he was
closely muffled in bed, as if very sick,
ana a lawyer was called in to write tho
will. The shoemaker, in a feeble voice,
bequeathed half of all tho property to
the widow. "What sh;;!l Le done with
the remainder V asked the lawyer.
"The remainder," replied he, "I givo
and bequeath to the poor little shoemaker
across the street, who has always been a
good neighbor and a deserving man :"
thus securing a rich bequest for himself.
The widow was thunderstruck with the
man's audacious cunning, but did not dare
expose the fraud, and so two rogues shar
ed the estate.
A TttAiroa Silenced. Ilershcll V.
Johnson was talking very blatant treason,
in the presence of sundry gentlemen.
One of them finally interupted him and
told him ho could not talk so in Wash
ington. Mr. Johnson said that he had
been pardoned by the Presiden t and he
kaew of no power which could prevent
him from expressing his sentiments. Tho
gentleman replied that he did know of a
power which could prevent him, namely :
the presence and strength of a loyal man
who would not tolerate the utterance of
treason in his presence. Shortly after
Mr. Johnson privately inquired the namo
of tho person who so abruptly silenced
Llui, and ws3 told it wa3 Mdj. Gen. John
1 . ica.?7.