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VOLUME IIVII, NO. 3
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNT!, PENiVA JANUARY 15, 1873.
WHOLE NUMBER 1349.
at the option of the publisher.
A.ttoin3y at Xa-iv,
fcBrCulUcting and Conveyancing promptly
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JOUEttT McMEEN, -
ATTORNEY AT HAW,
MIFr LINTOWN, PA.
Office on Bridge street, in the room 'ornierly
occupied bf Eira 1. Pari er, Esq. ,j
y B. LOCDEJ1, '
Offers his services to the cit'tens of Juni
ata eounty as Auctioneer and Venduo Crier.
Charges, from two to tea dollars. Satisfac
tion warranted. nov3, ''j'J
YES! O YES!
H. H. SNYDER, Perrysville, Pa.,
Tenders Ms services to the citizens of Juni
ata and adjoining counties, as Auctioneer.
Charges moderate. For satisfaction give the
Dutchman a ehai.ee P. U. address, Port
Ksyal, Juuiata Co., Pa.
Feb 7. '72-1 y
1)11. P. C. KUSDIO,
August 18, 1809-tf.
THOMAS A. ELDER, M. 1).,
Physician and Surgeon,
Ofee Lours i A. M. to 3 P. M. Office in
ISelford's building, two doors above the Sen
timet office, Bridge street. augl8-tf
jyj B. GAKVElt,
Msopailiic Physician an! Snrpn,
Havine located in the borough of Thompson
town. o.Ters his professional services to the
citizens of that place and vicinity.
Office In the room recently occupied by
Dr. Sorg. fjnne VI, ",2-it
HOil.EOPATMC PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
HavinK permanently located in tha Borough
of MiSinlown, offers his profeksioual tervieea
to the citizens of this place and surrounding
Office on Main street, over Beidler's Drug
Store. fang 18 l9-tf
Dr. E. A. Simpson
Treats all forms of disease, and may be con
sulted as follows: At his office in Liverpool
Pa., every SATURDAY and MOXIMT ap
pointments can. he D.ade for other days.
ISjarCall on of addresB
JR. P.. A. SIMPSON,
den 7 Liverpool, Perry Co., Pa.
QEST1UI. tX.UM AGESCV,
JAMES M. SELLERS,
144 SOOTH SIXTH SIKEKT,
a Bounties, Pensions. Baal; Pay, Horse
Claims, State Claims, Ac, promptly collected.
Ko cbaree fur information, nor wben money
ji not collected. ocfJ
-pv WID WATTS most respectfully announ
U ces to the public that he is prepared to
HOOL BOOKS AND STATIONERY
at reduced prices. Hereafter give hi.n a call
nthisOLl STAND, MAIS St., MIFFLIN.
DR. J. J. APPLEBAUGII has established
a Drug and Prescription Store in the
aove-named place, and keeps a general as
If RUGS AXD MEDICIXF.S,
Also all other articles usually kept in estab
lishments of this kind.
Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (first-class). Notions, etc., eie.
fay-The Doctor gives advice free
JEST CIG AUS IN 1 OWN
Two for 5 cents. Also, the Fre-hest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestic Wines, and, in snort, any
thing you may wish in tha
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices. . He has also
to that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in the. interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly
Rally to the Place where you can buy
. your Wall Paper Cheap.
rfMIE undersigned takes this method of in
X forming the public that he has just re
ceived at his residence on Third Street, Mif
flintown, a large assortment of
ef various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER than can be purchased elsewhere
in the eounty. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing to save money, are
invited to call and examine his stock and
hear his prices before going elsewhere.
BLarge supply constantly on hand.
COAL, Lumber, Fish, Salt, and all kinds
of Merchandise for sale. Chestnut Oak
Bark, Railroad Ties, all kinds of Grain and
Seeds bought at the highest market prices in
cash or exehangedwfor merchandise, coal,
lumber, &c, to suit customers. I am pre
pared to furnish to builders bills of lumber
just as wanted and on short notice, of either
oak or yellow pine lumber.
Janl Port Royal, Juniata Co., Pa.
A Large assort ment of Qnsensware, China
ware. Glassware, Crockery ware, Cedar
ware, &c, fer sale cheap by
TILTEN t ESPENSCIIADE S.
CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDING, -
Invites attention to his Large Stockof
HARDWARE, HOI MB MILS,
Which are now ready for inspection, consisting of the most de
sirable Goods ever brought to Juniata county.
- - PLATED WARE.
OILS, PAINTS, GLASS,
STOVES AT GREATLY
to make room
"757" stll Faper Cost.
J52r Agent for Fouse's IXL Horse and Cattle Powders.
A SplenSi Issortosnt of GOODS from nM. to Select Ciirista Presents.
Deo. II. lT2-tf
JUA'IATA VALLEY BANK
JOSEPH J'OMKKOY, PrwiJeat
T. VAN UlYLN. Cahiiiet.
Joseph Ponieroy, 'John .1. Patterson,
Jerome Thompson, iGeorge Jacobs,
Loan money, receive Jeposits, pay interisi
on lime deposits, bny anil sell com and Um
ed States Bonds, cunh ooupons and checks.
Remit money to any part of the United States
and also to Ens-land, Scotland, Ireland and
Germany. Sell Revenue Stamps.
In sums of $200 at 2 per ocnl. discount.
In sums of $VK)at '2k percent, discount.
In sums of $10(10 at 3 per ceift. discount.
mi GREAT EEDUCTI03
PieiCES OF TEETH!
Full Upper or Lower Sets as Low as $5.00,
No teeth allowed to leave the office unless
the patient is satisfied.
Teeth remodeled and repaired.
Teeth filled to last for life.
Toothache stopped in live minutes without
extracting the tooth.
Deutal work done for persons without them
leaving their homes, if desired.
Electricity used in the extiaction of teeth
rendeting it almost a painless operation, (no
extra charge) at the Dental Oifice of G. L.
Derr, established in Mifilintown in 18(10.
G. L. DERR,
Jen 2-1, 1872-ly Practical Demist.
FFKI1S his profcsssonal services to the
uiiblic in general, in both branches of
his profession operative and mechanical.
First week of every month at Kichfield, Fro
mont and Turkey Valley.
Second week Liverpool and Wild Cat Tal
Third week Millerstown and Kaccoon
Fourth week at his office in M'Alisterville.
Will visit Mifflin when called on.
Teeth pnt up on any of the bases, and as
liberal as anywhere else.
Address by letter or otherwise.
flic Place for Good Grape-vines
IS AT THE
Juniata ITalltji Dhuprbs,
AD ORAPE-VLE JiCRSEBI.
'lHE undersigned would respectfully in
J. form the public that be las started a
Grape-vine Nursery about one mile northeast
of Mifflintown, where be has been testing a
large number of the different varieties of
Grapes, and having been in the business for
eeven years, he is now prepared to furnish
VINES OF ALL THE LEADING
VARIETIES, AND OF THE
by the single vine, dozen, bundrei or thou
sand. All persons wishing good and thrifty
vines will do well to call and see for them
selves. lis!" Good and responsible Agents wanted.
Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Pa.
Meat ! Meat !
HE undersigned hereby respectfully in--L
forms the citizens of Mifflintown and
Patterson that his wagon will visit each of
these towns on TUESDAY, THURSDAY and
SATURDAY mornings of each week, -when
they can be supplied with
during the summer season, and also PORE
and SAUSAGE in season. I purpose fur
nishing Beef every Tuesday and Saturday
morning, and Veal and Mutton every Thurs
day morning. Give ma your patronage, and
will guarantee to sell as good meat as the
country can produce, and as cheap as any
other batoher in the connty.
IRON, STEEL, NAILS, 4C.
D. P. PATSTE.
Crystal Palace. - Crystal Palace.
Stock of Sootls
IN THE. COUNTY,
To Offer to the Public
VERY LOWEST PRICES.
Just Received from Eastern
Seeing Tlicin will Guarantee You
OnbLLLl & MitAlDAUbn.
NEW CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDING,
MIFFLINT0 WIT, PA.
Oct. 8, 1872.
NEW DRUG STORE.
BANKS & HAMLIN,
Main Street, Mijjlintoicn, Pa.
DEALERS IN '
DRUGS AID BENCHES,
Chemicals, Dye Stuff,
Putty, Coal Oil,
Infants Brushes, Soaps,
Ilair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
Hair Oil, Tobacco,
Cigars, . Notions,
Large variety of
selected with great care, and warranted from
. Purest of WISES AS1) LIQUORS for Medi
(-PRESCRIPTIONS componnded with
great eare. male i il- ly
New Lumber Yard.
BEYER, GUYER & CO.
Have orened a Lumber Yard in the bor
ough of Patterson, and are prepared to fur
nish all kinds of Lumber, such as
Siding,' Flooring, Studding,
Paling, Shingles, Lath, Sash, &c,
in large or small quantities, to suit cus
tomers. Se!1. Persons wanting Lumber by tha ear-
load can be supplied at reduced rates.
BETER, GUYER & CO.
George Gosben, Agent.
Pattarson, May 15, '72-tf
GO to tbe Juniata Sistinil Job Printing
Office for all kind of Plain and Fancy
"The Best islet to Come."
BT JOH t. BKID.
While waiting on the bed of death,
Befor the last expiring breath
Before the golden bowl had broke,
The godly man in triumph spoke :
Sweet words of faith for'all to hear,
Sweet words the Christian's heart to cheer :
'God hat blessed my earthly home,
But oh ! the beit it yet to com ."-
The glory yet to be revealed
To human eyes'U ever sealed ;
The bliss supreme the rapture tweet
When Jesus and His children meet !
An antepast at times is given,
A foretaste of the joys ot heaven,.
While we as pilgrims journey home
But oh ! "the lett it yel to tome ."'
Send the glad message for abroad.
That we shall se, our risen Lord ; . -
That wben we quit this house of clay,
The soul shall never know decay;
A spark from God that must return
A light that shall forever bnrn,
And brighter shin when we get home.
Bat oh ! "the bett it yet to come I"
near it, ye mortals here bolow,
Whosa sighs and toars in silence flow !
Hear it, ye racers for tha prize,
Yet mant ion seekers in the skies !
The Invisible is drrwing near
The city's gates will soon appear :
'Come unto me" no longer roam
'The bat vf all it yet to come.'"
Marking a Convict.
1 liad served twenty five years on
board au East Indiaman, and for the
last ten years had commanded the Belle,
one of the finest crafts that ever floated.
1 was an old sea dog, ana u.ia dwelt so
long on salt water that I felt almost a
hatred for the land.
On the 20th of October, 1S24, I re
ceived orders to put myself in readiness
for Cayenne. I was to transport seven
ty fiveeoldiera and a convict. I haT or
ders to treat this individual well, and the
letter I had received from the directory
enclosed another, with a huge red seal,
which I was ut to open until between
27 and 23dt'g west longitude, that is,
just before wc were about to cross the
The letter was a long packet, so well
clufcj on every side that it was impossi-
to catch tbe slightest glimpse of its con
tents. I am not naturally superstitious,
but there was something in the look of
the letter that I did not altogether ' tike,
though I could- giva no reason why.
However, I carried it into the cabin, and
stuck it uuder the gloss of a little En
glish clock, which was fastened above
mc. , I was busy fixing the letter uuder
the clock, when who should come into
my cabin but the convict and bis wife !
This was the first time I had seen either
of them, and I may say that a more pre
possessing couple I never met. The
women was scarcely more than fifteen,
and as handsome as a picture ; while
the husband was an intelligent, magnifi
ccntly formed man, on whose features
nature had never written "villain.''
II is crime, to be plain, was the mis
fortune, of being a hundred years ahead
of his age. He and others had attempt
ed something which our government call-
-Mcath. It therefore occasioned me con
siderable wonder that he should be plac
ed under my charge but more of this
lie had, as I said, his wife hanging
on his arm. She was as merry as a
bird ; she looked like a turtle dove coo
ing and nestling beneath his great wing.
Before a month had passed over our
heads I looked upon them as my own
children. Every morning I used to call
them into my cabin. The young fellow
would sit writing at my table, that is to
say, at my chest, which was my bed.
He wonld often help me at reckoning,
and soon learned to do better than I
could. I was amazed at his ability. His
yonng wife would sit upon one of the
round stools in my cabin woiking at her
One day we were all three- sitting in
this way when I said :
"Do yon know, my young ones, as it
seems to me, wc make a very pretty fam
ily picture ? Mind I don't mean to ask
questions, but may. be you have not
much money to spare, and you are both
of you, as I think, too handsome to dig
in tbe burning aun of Cayenne, like many
a poor wretch before you. It's a bad
country a bad country, take my word
for it I, who have roughed it through
tempest ond sunshine till I've the skin
of a rhinoceros, might get along there ;
but you I am afraid of you. So, if
you should chance to have -a bit of fool
ish friendship fot your poor old captain,
I'll tell you what I'll do I'll get rid of
this old brig ; she's not much better
than an old tub, after all ; ao I'll settle
myself down there with you, if you like.
You see I have not a living soul in the
world to care for, or that cares for me.
I want relations, I want a Lome, I want
a family. I should like to make my
home with you, my pretty ones. What
They said nothing at all, but sat look
ing, first at eacli, other and then at me,
as if they doubted whether they under
stood what I said.
At last the little bird threw her arms
around my neck and cried like a baby.
"But," said she, suddenly pausing,
"you haven't looked at the letter with
the big red seal."'
"Hang it !" I exclaimed, it had slip
ped my mind entirely."
With a cold, dreadful sensation, I
went to my chest to see where we were.
I found that we had several days remain
ing before we should reach the proper
longitu le fur opening the letter.
Well there we stood, all three of us
looking np at the letter as if it could have
spoken to u.i. As it happened the sun
was shining full upon the great staring
ted seal of the letter. I could not help
fancying it looked eometbing like a big
monster, an ogre's face, grinning from
the middle of the fire ; it looked hor
rid. 'Could not one fancy,' said I, to make
them laugh, "its great big eyes were
staring out of its head ?''
'Ah, my love,' said the wife, "It looks
"Pooh, pouh !' said her husband, tak
ing her arm under his, "it looks like a
letter of invitation to a wedding. Come
come, leave the letter alone if it troubles
you so. Let's go to our room and pre
pare for bed."
And off they went. They went npon
deck and left me with that beast of a
letter. I remember that I kept looking
at it a? I smoked my pipe ; it seemed to
fix its great red eye Upon mine, fascinat
ing like the eye of a serpent. It was
red, wide, raw, staring l.ke the maw of a
fierce wolf. I took my great coat and
huug it over both clock and letter aud
went upon deck to Suish my pipe.
We were now in the vicinity of Cape
dfJWrde Islands the Belle was run.
ning before a fair wind at the rate of ten
miles an hour. It was a splendid tropi
cal uijjht, the stars large aud shining ;
the tnoon rising above the horizon, as
largo as a sun of silver, the line of ocean
parting it, and long streams of bare,
eh:mmer'ng light falling npou the waves,
which, as they biioke, sparkled like jew
els I sat npou the deck smoking my
pipe, aud locking at them.
All was still, except the footfall of the
officer of the watch, as Le paced the deck
gazing, as I was, upon the shadow of the
vessel, stealing over the silent water.
I luve silence and order I hate noise
and confusion. The lights should all
have been extinguished by this time ;
but wheu I looked upon the deck I
thought I saw a little red hue of light
beneath my feet. At another time ar.a
.place this would have made mo' angry ;
but knowing that the light came from tbe
cabin of my little deporltt, I determined
to see what they were about.
I had only to look down 1 coul l see
into the cabiu from the skylight.
The young girl was npon her knees,
she was saying her prayers. A lamp
swinging from the ceiling lighted her
room Siie had on a long white night
dress, and her fair, golden hair floated
over her ehnulders, and aljiost touched
two little bare feet which were peeping
from under her white dress, so pretty.
I turned away ; bnt pshaw ! said I, I
am an old sailor ! What matters it I, So
The husband was sitting npon a little
trunk, bis head resting upon his hands,
looking at h er as sbe prayed. She rais
ed her face to heaven, and I then saw
that her eyes were filled with tears. She
looked like a Magdalene. As she rose
he said :
"Ah, my sweet Laurette, as we ap
proach America, I cannot help being
anxious I do not know why but I feel
that this voyage has been the happiest
part of our lives."
"So it seems to me," she answered.
"I only wish it might last forever."
Suddenly clasping his hands in a trans
port of love and affection, he said :
'And yet, my little aegel, I see you
cry when you say jour prayers, and
that I- cannot stand, for I know what
eauses it, and then I fear you muet re
pent what you have done."
"Repent," she said, in a sad, rebuking
tone. "Repeut of having come with you.
Do think because I have been yours
only such a verj short time, that I should
not love you 1 Was I not your wife ?
ow can you be sorry that I should be
with yon, to live with you if you live,
and to die with you if yon are to die t"
The young man began to sigh, strik
ing the floor impatiently with hit. feet,
while he kissed repeatedly the little
hand and arm which she was holding
"Ah, Laurette, Laurette ! When I
think if our marriage had been delayed
only five days, that then I Bhould have
been arrested and transported alone, I
cannot forgive myself."
At this the little one stretched out her
round, white arms, clasped his bead,
pressed hia forehead, his hair, his eyes,
smiling like a cherub, and murmuring all
sorts of woman's fend things. I was
quite' afircted, -and considered it one of
the prettiest scenes I had ever witness
"And besides, we are so very rich,
too !" said he, burstiug out laughing
"Look at my purse, and gold Iouis d'or
all my worldly wealth."
fe began to laugh too.
"Yes, dear, I have spent my last half
crown. I gave' it to the fellow who car
ried our trunks on board." .
"Ah, poor," cried she, "what matters
it J Nobody so merry as those that have
nothing at all ; besides I have my two
diamoud rings that my mother give me ;
thvy are good for something all the world
over ; we can sell them when you like,
and besides, 1 am sure tb;it the captain
meant kindly by us, and I suspect be
knows very well what is in the letter.
It is a recommendation to the Governor
"Perhaps so ; who knows !
'To be sure it ia,' continued the cherni
ing li; tie wife. "You are so good. I am
sure the government has banished yon
only for a short timo I know they have
no feeling against you."
"It was high time that the light should
be stricken out, and uow I rapp ;d on' the
deck aud called them to do so.
Tbey iustauUy obeyed ; and I heard
them laughing aud chattering like two
One morning when I awoke I was eur
prised not to feel the slightest motion of
the vessel. Hurrying on deck, I found
that wc were becalmed. Latitude, one
degree north, longitude, between twenty
seven and twenty-eight degrees west
I waited until night, when I descend
ed to my cabin and opened the letter,
with a dull, awful feeling. I held my
breath while 1 broke the big red seal,
and read :
' Captain Fontainbleau : The convict
Antoine Iiiudsclear stands convicted of
higa treason against the Bepublic. The
directory order that he be shot iu mid
ocean, and you are hereby instructed to
see that these orders are caaricl into
I read the letter backward and for
ward. I weut on deck. There tl.ey
were, she looking upon the ocean, aud he
razing upon her with an expression of
unutterable fondness. Catching his eye
I signed for him to come into the cabin,
and, bidding her good bye, he came down
his face all smiles.
I was bathed in a cold sweat ; I felt
as if deadly sick, I bjudeJ him tbe letter
and he read it. together with the death
warraut, whieh was drawn up in due
form and attached. I gathered voice a
He colored slightly and bowed.
"I ask nothing, captain," he said, in
tbe same gentle voice that always char
acterized his speech, "no man can be ex
pected to swerve from his duty. I only
wish to speak a few words to Laurette.
and to entreat yon to take care of her if
ehe survives I hardly think she will."
"All that is fair, my good fellow," I
cried. "If you request it I will carry her
back to France, to her family. I will
never leave her until she wishes to be
rid of me, but I do not think sho will
He took my hand and pressed tt.
Most kind captain, I see you stiff, r
more in this business than I do but there
is no help for it. I trust you will pre
serve what little property of mine is left,
for her sake, and that you will take care
she gets what her poor old mother may
leave her. I put her life, her honor in
your hands. She is" (and how fondly
low his voice became) ' a delicate little
creature, her chest is often affected ; she
must keep it warm ; aud if she could
keep the two diamond rings her mother
gave her I should be glad ; but, of course
if money is needed tbey must go. My
poo Laurette, how pretty she looks."
It was getting too much for me, and I
began to knit my brows
'One word is as good as a thousand,''
I said 'Ve understand each other. Go !
I sqneezed his hand, he looked wist
fully at me, and I added : "Stay a mo
ment, let me give you a word of advice
Don't say a word to her ; be easy ; that
is my business It shall be managed in
the best manner."
"Ah !"' said he, "I did not understand,
yes, much better. Besides this leave
taking ! this leave taking !"
"Yes," said I, "don't behave like a
child much better. No leave-taking if
you can help it, or you are lost."
I kept my seat. I saw them walking
arm in arm upon the deck for about half
I called the mate to me, and when he
had read the letter, I said :
"Garley, that is bad business bad
business. I put it' in your hands. I
obey the orders, but remain in the cabin
until it is over."
"Uow do you wish the thiug done I''
he asked in a nonchalant manner.
"Take him in si boat out of s'ght ;
do it as quick as possible ; don't say
anything of this till the time comes."
Garley sat five minutes looking at roe
without saying a word. He was a strange
fellow. I didn't know what to make of
ot bun. uc then went out ot toe caDin
ithout saying a woid.
Night came at last. "Man a boat ; go
a qnarter of a utile ; be quick."
To obey a slip of paper, for it was but
a slip of paper after all. Something in
the very air must have urged me on. I
saw the young man kneel down before
his Laurette, ki?-s her knees ! her feet !
her gown ! I cried like a madman :
"Part them ! Part them this instant !
Part them curse the republic curse the
directory the directors 1 I quit the ser
vice curse the lawyers you may tell
them if you will." -
She was dragged into her berth, and
the boat rowed away iu the darkness.
Some time at'tt-r a dull volley camn
over the sea to the vessel. It was all
Fool, mad oi. in ! how I paced tne deck
and cursed myself. All night long I
paced back and forth, aud all night long
I heard the moaning of the poor Btrickeu
Oi'ten I halted and was tempted to
throw myself in the sea a:td )o end this
horrid torture of brain and heart.
D.iys passed ; I saw nothiug of Laur
ette. I would not see her. She avoid
ed me, and I was glad of it. I could not
bear the sight of tbe woe-strickeu face.
The mate, Garley, how I hated him.
Hu was as cool and unconcerned as
though he had no remcmbr ince of (hoot
ing the poor wretch.
At Cayenne I resigned my ship. Go
ing to the city I made a'.l my arrange
ments, snd took the steamer for New
York. I placed '.tuple funds in the
hands of a trnsty fiieud and told him to
send Laurette to me at the end of six
months. I could not see her until her
grief bad lost its et'ge.
Weary, si ck and careless of life, I
wandered on into New York State, and
finally bonght a little place where I hop
ed I should lie down and die.
I sent for Lnnrette. Poor bird, I must
see her. I could wait no longer.
One summer night I sat in tbe porch
of my honse smoking my pipe; fnd gaz
ing down the road. Soon the rumble of
wheels was heard, and the stags halted.
The next moment a pair of soft arm
was round my neck, and the head of my
sobbing Laurett was on my bosom.
"Oh, you dear excellent captain "
"Heavens ! who is that behind you I'
There stood the rainly form of Antoin
Iiiudsclear, and convict.
"What1 does this mean."' I demanded
hardly know whether I waj dea:ning or
"Are you glad to see me V
"Thank God, thank God," was all I
could fjacul tte.
I understood it all. The mate Gi'ifey
had read my heart better than I did my
self. After leaving the brig in the boat
he arranged the whole nffjiir. The volley
was fired bnt no ballet touched Antoine
Ilindsclear ; he wa smuggled into hU
berth again and took care to avoid my
sight. The whole crew were in the plot
and, thauk God, I was duped.
I ECtit Garley a thousand doll xrs as a
I am now an old m m, but I am hap
py. My children an l my grandchildren
(I call them nothing el) seent t think
old Captain Fountiiin Llean is uot such a
The following contains solid 'comfort
for the cluistian : Two rabbis, approach
ing Jerusalem, obfrve-l a fox rnntiing
upon the Hill Zion And K iMi J:shu.i
wept, bnt Rabbi Kiiezcr Knghrtl.
"Wherefore dost thou Lttigh ?" siid he
who wept. ' N.i", wherefore do?t thou
weep ?" demanded Llirzer. ' I weep,''
replied the ltabbi Ji-shua, b'-cause I seo
what is written in the Lamentations ful
filled : 'IJecinse of Mount Zion, which ij
desolate ; the foxes walk npon it.' "
"And therefore," said KaLiii Eliezer, "di
I laugh ; for w'.rn I s?e with mine own
eyes that G. d h-. fulii lod bis thrtaten
ings to the very letter. I have hereby a
pledge that not one of h:'s prom-'ft shall
'ail ; for he U ever nrrc ready to show-
mercy than j'vlgmetit."
A couple of !'cs Moines juvenilis ata
a stolen pie. The lady of t!i holts':
caught them at it aud told them tlier-j
was poison in it. The boys ran hotr.n
and told their anxious mam is, who gavu
tbem enough antidote to kill a h ir-se.
They recovered fr-nn tlit efiecU of the
pie without any difficulty, beca t.-c there
was no poison in il, but the a:;: id Mo
made 'em awful sik. They say that
they will nevor steal another pio.
A system of condensed gardening for
lad ips Make your bed in the moiuing;
sew b'tttons on your husband's shirt ; do
not rake any grievanu-es ; proteet the
young p.nd tender branches of your fam
ily ; plant a smile of good trmper ca
your face, and carefully root out all an
gry feelings, and expect a good crop of
A lady about to marry, was warned
that her intended, although a very good
man, was very eccentric. Well, she said
if be is very unlike other men, he is more
likely to be a good husband.