The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, November 29, 1870, Image 1

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i forest jRtjroWtat.
in rum.tanEi) kvehy Tuesday, ut
W. It. DUNN.
. DfTlco In Krvox'a Building, Elm. Street
; No Subscriptions revolved for shorter
period limn tlireo month.
Correspondence solicited from nil parts
of tho country. No notice will bo taken of
unnnnyntoim communications.
1 Marriages and Death noticed inserted
I. O. Gk T.
teotw every Wednesday evening, nt 8
li L o'clock.
M.CI-AHK, W. 8.
Vtrecf, TIOXK.STA, 7M.
Isaac - Ash,
Ill prsctieo In tllo various Courts of
, VorPit County. All business entrusted to
aU care will rocoive'prompt attuntion..
W. K. Lntliy,
Forest Co., I'll., will practice in Clarion,
Venango and Warren Counties. Ofllce on
Kim Street, two doors above Lawronco's
grocery store. tf.
W. W. Mason,
TTORNEY AT f.AW. Office en Kim
Street, aljovo Walnut, Tiouesui, Pa.
, ' C W. Glinilan,
. A TTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Vo
' i i nnngo Co., r. tf.
j; . Holmes HoiAe, 9
triONESTA, PA., opposito the Depot.
'1 C. 1). Miiblo, Proprietor, Good Kla-
Vling connected with the houso. tf.
Jos. Y. Saul,
pRACTICAI, Harness Maker and Sad
, - dlor. Three dHirH north of Holme
House, Tlonosln, I'll.
All work U
tf. ranted.
Syracuse HoiSlse,
rpi rloUTI Pa., J. A D Maokk, Troplo
X toi-s. Tim houso haslnycii thoroughly
refitted and is now in the tfrst-clasa order,
with tho best of accogiinodtitions. Any
nt'oriniition concerning Oil Territory lit
this point will
I be cheerfully furltshed.
J. A D. In AG EE,
Exchange Hole,
T OWllR TIDIOUTE, Pa., D.'S. IIams-
HKKI. JkSojt Prop's. This house having
....i .1 1 1. 1. ......
been relited is now tho most dosirablo stop-
iinr place in Tidlouto. A good Billiard
loom attached. - 4-ly
National Hotel,
'TnviNETON, PA. W.'A. Hallenbaek,
Proprietor. This hotel is Nkw. and is
' . ,ow open as a first class house, situate at
' ' no lunction of the Oil Creek A Allegheny
" ver trains will find this the most eonven-
eut hotel in town, w ith first-class accom
noilations and reasonable uharges. tf.
TifTt Sons & Co. '8
NEW ENGINES. Tlicundorslgnodliavo
lor sale anil will receive orders for tho
above I'.nu'itie. Messrs. Tillt Sons A Co.
m-n now seiidimr to this market their 12-
llorso Power Kngino with 14-iiorso rower
lcr noculinrlv adapted to deep wells,
OmcKH at Diincan A Chalfant's, dealers
In Well Fixtures, Hardware, Ac, Matust.
next door to Chnso House, Pleasantvillo,
mill nt. Mansion House. TltusvlUo.
tf. K. BRETT A SON, Agents.
Joh.n. K. Hallock,
A TTORN liY AT LAW and Solicitor of
j V Pulents.No. 5." French streot(opposlto
liecd House) Erie, Pa. Will practice in
t lie several State Courts and tho United
Htates Courts. Special attention given to
Hoiicitir patents for Inventors j infringe
ments, ro-issue and extension of patents
vrefullv attended to. References: Jton.
.mi. ins ('mm, bell. Clarion: Hon. John S.
McCalmont, Franklin; H. L. A A. B.
niehiiiimd. Mcadvillo: W. E. Lathy. Ti-
oucMta. 2 7
- Dr. J. L. Acom,b,
hud fifteen years' experience in a large
. ... .t . i Un
aim Huecessiui praciicu, vmi nuwm
I'rolession Calls. Otllco in his Irug and
tirocery Stoic, located la Tidioute, near
Tidiouto IIouno.
A fulPassortniont of Modiclnos, Liquors
Tobacco. Ciirars. Stationery. Oliiss, Paints,
Oils, C'ullerv, And lino Gro'eries, all of the
best quality, and will be sold at reasonable
rates. .
H. It. BI'RfiESS. an experienced Drug
f.- Ut from New York, has charge of tho
SI ora. All prescriptions put up acouraiuiy,
W. P. MercllUott,
Attorney at I a iv
27-tf .
Tionosta, Forest Co., Pa.
This Bank (Ninsacln a Oeneral Banking,
f'nllnctiiur and Exchaniro Busiuess.
Drafts on tho Principol Cities of the
United States and Europe boughtand sold.
Hold and Silver Coin and. Government
Kaourities bought and sold. 7-30 Bonds
converted on the most favorable terms.
. I nterest allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
I.I. Ill" nliKIH flWltmLfl.
n aiAnvi. m n w t r m
No. 232 Walnut St Phila.
Incorporated 1794. Charter Perpetual
Assets Jan; 1, 1800, $2,348,02339
f 20,nc0,no0 losses paid since its organiza
tion. WM. lit.. Jilt-lt, central Agent,
Hnrrioburg, Pa.
MILES W. TATE, Agent in Ti-
onestu, Forcbfr Couuty, Pa.
"Let us have Faith
VOL. III. NO. 34.
CJciit.H Fiiriilnliliig joods),
And Agonts for tho Celebrated Grovor A
linker Sowing Machine.
2?8 tf.
P ...
33 .A. Hi 1VI I
W. II. PERKINS & CO., Sole Propri
etors, J? rauklin, l'a. 44
jo neshou"se7"
S. S. JONES - - - Proprietor.
Wo want good reliahlo agents in every
part of the country. By employing your
time to form clubs and sending us orders,
vmi pnn nlktnlti thn ftiriut. llliAt-iil cmitti 1mm..
ions either in Cash or Merchandise, and
all uimhIs sent by us will bo as represented
anil we guarantee satisfaction to every one
dealing with our house.
Agents should collect ten cents from ev
ery customer, and forw ard to us In od-
vanee. for Descriptive lists of tho goods
we sell
Tho holders of the Checks, have tho
checks havo tho privilego of either pur
eliasing tho article thereon described, or of
exchanging lor any articlo mentioned on
our catalogue, numbering over 600 differ
ent articles, not one of which can bo pur
chused in the usual manner for tho name
m one v.
The advantages of first sending tlioj
issuo cneeKa until all are sold ; besides in
ro lint n.. , .
- .-.- am tiinHc ; vn nrp cmHtiiiif iv nliv-
erv club wo nut checks tor watcnes,
Quilts, Blankets, Dress Patterns, or some
other articlo of equal value.
We do not offer a single arucio oi mer
chandise that can lo sold by regular doal-
ore at our prico. Ao do not aK von to
cheaper than you obtain them in any oth
tmv irooi s ot us unless wo can sou mem
orvnywinletho grenterpartot ourgiMas
are sold at ahout .
One Half the Regular Kates
Our stock consists in part, of the follow
Ing goods :-w-
I Shawls. Blankets, Quilts, Cottons, Ging
hams, Dress Uoods, Table Linen, Towels,
Hosiery, moves, SKirts, l orseis, c, c.
Hilvor-Platcd Waro, Siootis Plated on
Nickel Silver, Dessert Forks, Fivo-Bottlo
Plated Castors, Britbmnia Ware, Glass
Waro, Table and Pocket Cutlery, in great
Elegant French and Gorman fancy
Goods. Beautiful Photograph Albums,
tho newest and choicest styles in Morocco
and velvet Bindinirs.
(old and Plated Jewelry or tno nowesi
Vn have also made arraniroments wltli
ono of tho leading publishing hoilses that
will enable us to sell tho latest and stand
ard worksof popular authors at about ono,
liair ttie regular price : such as iiyras,
Mooroi Burns, Milton, ana Tennyson s
Works. In Full Gilt and Cloth Bindings,
and hundreds of others. These and every
thing elso for
. Ih every order amounting to over $50,
accompanied by tho cash, tho agent may
retain ?i ; ana in every oraer ovei pum,
4.00 may be retained to PAY EXPRESS
For an order of R!0 from a club of thirty '
we will pay the Agent as commission 811
yards bleached or brown sheeting, good
uress pattern, an wool pinna pauurn, or
3.50 in cash.
For an order or from a clui or sixty
we will pay tho Agent (J5 yards, brown or
bleached sheeting, hunting coso watch, all
wool shall, or $7,0(1 in cash.
f or an order or yiuu, irom a ciud oi ij
we will nav tho nirenl 110' vard i 1 ward
wldo, sheeting, splendid sewing' machine
or $11 cash.
TEH. For further particulars send for
catalogues. Address.
Geo. A, Plummer & Co.,
(Successor to Harris A Plummor,)
30 and 40 Uauovor St..Boston, Mass
2 33 ly.
A C A 1C 1
A Clorsrvnian. whilo residlnar in South
America as a missionary, djscorvod a safe
and simnlo remedy for the Cure of Ner
vous Weakness, Kariy Aecy, uiseaKes
of the Urinary and Seminal Organs, and
the wholo train of disorders brought on
hv baneful and vtvious habits. Great num
dv. I'romptod by a desire to benefit tho
ailliclcd and unfo' xunate, I will send tho
recipe for preparing and using this medi
cinj, in a scaled etivuloiKi, to any one who
isrs nave Deen cureu nv tins nouie ruino-
iiinmih 11. inniiii i-nui nv, . . j. t -,
Station!). Bible House, N. Y. City. 30-4t
QOn A Week Salary! Young
men wanted as local ana travel
line salesmen.
Adress (witUstamp) R. II.
- Al.KKR, 34 1'arK KOW, l X
of Joxluo. Adventure and Sight-seeing
"Our Sister Repuqlio."
Is a work of rare merit' profusely illustra
ted. Send for circulars to Columbian llook
that Right makes Might; and
In tlie spring of 1850 I entered the
detectivo force. I will not here give
tho whys and wherefores for so doing,
but leave the reader to conjecture. It
is said that when a man becomes a de
tective a mau hunter he is desper
ate. Tho saying was applicable to my
step. But why did you do it, Captain?
asks an inquisitive reader. Perhaps,
my dear friend, I had been jilted ; per
haps a great commercial crash had left
me penniless, or doubtless I found the
years of bachelorhood gathering
around me, and I, with "no visible
means of support."' The last conjec
sure is most probable ; don't you think
so ?
But to the story to the leaf I pluck
from the story of a detective's life.
I was seated one morning on the
steps of tho W House, awaiting
for breakfast, when little Dick, the er
rand boy of headquarters, ran up aud
whispered in my ear:
"Captain, the chief wants you,"
"Is his business urgent, Dick?" I
asked, for I did not relish a walk with
an empty stomach.
No; you can cat your brenkfust,"
and the boy bounded away.
After partaking of my morning's
meal, consisting of coffee, ham and
eggs a dish I relish I sauntered
away toward headquarters. As I enter
ed Eighth street, I saw several groups
of men talking excitedly, and I knew
that something important had taken
place, with which my summons to
headquarters was connected. I quick
ed my steps, and not long afterwards
stepped into the office.
"Take a chair, Howard," said Mat-
I seated myself, and he continued ;
"A murder was committed last night.
Some person or persons assassinated
"Ihey did 1" I exclaimed.
"Yes, you will have to work out the
caso, as the rest oi tne ierce are en
gaged. A reward of five ihousand
dollars is olTorcd for the arrest of the
"I will do what I can to bring him
to justice," I answered, "and will pro
ceed at once to tho scene of the mid
night murder."
I went direct to the banker's man
sion, and was shown to the room where
tho body still lay as it had been found.
An examination of it an the chamber
gave me a clue by which I hoped to
secure the villains, for I knew that two
persons were concerned in the tragedy
I went to work with success in the dis
tance, and in a month felt the rogues
almost within my grasp. But on tho
threshold of accomplishment X was
One night, as I was standing by a
lamp post my head bowed upon my
breast, mcditatingly, a hand touched
my arm, and looking up, I confronted
a nchlv clad female. Her luce was
covered by a veil, through which
caught a gleam of her eyes fiery eyes
like the flashes of lightning from an
inky ky.
"Ah ! I have found you at last, have
I ?" she said.
"It seems so," I repeated. "What
do you want with me ?"
"Do you ever listen to death-bed con
fessions ?"
"Very often'
"I have a friend who is nearing the
portals of that undiscovered country
He has a secret one that he has car
ried in his heart these many years
which he wishes to confide to you."
"Why to me ?" I asked. "There aro
ministers who will hear it and soothe
his dying moments with comfortable
'He will confess to you alone, as his
confession is about a case you worked
in once. Will you go ?"
I hesitated. The woman might be
sicere, or she might be a decoy to lead
me into a net set by thieves and mu
deres, who w ibbed to rid the world of
mo. But what case I had worked on
I started. Perhaps he knew about th
great Martin mystery, upon which I
was engaged for two years.
Without aejpering the woman's
question, I asked her one.
"Where is your fried?"
"I will not tell you, sir. If you go,
in that Faith let us to tho end,
say as much, or he will die aud leave
"What is his name then ?"
"Ah ! vou doubt my sincerity. I will
And she stepped awny.
I reflected a moment, and resolvod
to accompany her, let good or efil bo
the result. I sprang forward and
touched her arm.
"I will accompany you."
"Thanks, she said, turning. "Allow
mo to bandage you eyes."
I protested against such a proceed
ing,' but finding her inexorable, I suf
fered myself to be blindfolded.
On we went. I tried to enter into a
conversation with my mysterious guide
ut was unsuccessful. I gained no in
formation, save that the man to whom
was being condudtcd lay dying in a
raseracnt. After walking some dis
tance, a mile or two I should judge,
we stopped. My guido knocked at a
door, which was opened. Down a flight
of steps 1 was led till another door
as reached, which opened. I was
pushed forward, the woman saying !
"He is here."
I heard the door shut, the key turn
ed, and steps ascend the stairs. I tore
the bandage from my eyes and looked
araund. I was in a small room, evi
dently a cellar, in a poor portion of
lie city, for the apartment was very
small, A lamp burned upon a rude
table, upon which lay writing mater
ials. But what attracted my attention
nioBt was two masked men, a few feet
from me, directing two pistols at my
breast. I had been deceived and
drawn into a murderer's net.
Quick ns thought my hand moved to
my revolver, but the ouminous click
click, checked me.
"Two can play at that game, Tom
Howard ?" said one the masks.
"You know me then ?"
"Of course we do ; and take great
pleasure in informing you that your
?" I ventured to say.
"Well no yes. If you sign a cer
tain instrument of writing, you live.
If not you die."
"I would like to know in whose pres
ence I stand," said I, stepping forward.
"The murderers of John Royston,
the banker," replied the masks.
I recognized one of tho voices m-
tantly. as belonging to a tall dark-faced
fellow, who for some months I had folt
lowed like a sleuth hound.
"Ha!" I cried, "It is you, my co
vey, iwo days more una your career
of crime would have ended."
"You must catch a Inau before you
anirhim. my dear Howard," was tho
taunting rejoincr.
"We'll see, sir."
"A truce to this badinage," said one
of the men, stepping up to the table,
while ho companion kept a pistol at
my breast, "you must sign this paper
if you value your life.
I went to the table and read tho fol
lowing oath, written in an uneven but
legible chirography :
""I, Thomas Howard, a detective, do
solemnly swear that I will desist from
the pursuit of tho murderers of John
Royston, banker, for the period of one
year, so help mo God.
"Signed with my own blood, this,
the 15th day of July, 185-."
I turned to tlie meu after reading it,
9 & .
and said:
"What does 'signed with my own
blood' mean?"
"Exactly what is said," was the one
elucidating reply.
. "Then I refuse to sign."
"You aro rash. Tom Howard. Tlie
bond is good for one year only. Sign
it and live."
There was something so significant
this last sentence that I changed my
, "I will sign," I said, "but at tho end
of the year mentioned in my bond,
will hunt you down, and bring you be
fore and outraged justice.
"No boasting, sir ; inako ready
have some blood spilled ;" and one of
the assassins laid asido his pistol, an
produced a lancet.
I bared mv arm to the elbow : but
he laughed, saying :
"Not your arm Howard ; tho blood
must come from nearest tho heart.
Bare your bosom."
"Is this another Shylock affair?"
"No sir; we want no flesh; merely
dare do our duty as we understand it"--LINCOLN.
I bared my breast; ho mado an
incision directly over my heart; caught
the blood in a spoon, dipped a pen in
to it, and placed it in my hand. I bent
forward aud signed tho bond. The
bandago was then replaced over my
eyes, the woman who had brought me
then appeared, and conducted me
through several streets, whan she sud
denly left me. I removed tho kerchief,
went to headquarters, and annouueed
my intention of sticking to my oath.
TheRoyston case was put into the
hands of Dick Clay, whilo I was do
tailed to J work up a, burglary.
Time passed, when one morning I
was summoned to the city prison, to
hear the confession of a woman who
attempted suicide. She was dying but
a faint smilo appeared on her hectic
cheeks as I entered the cell.
"Mr. Howard;" said she, "I have
laid violent hands upon my life, and
am dying. I Font for you. Let mo
see, this is the , "
"Eleventh of July," I answered, see
ing her hesitate.
"One year ago come to-morrow n igh t,
you signed a bond to desist from pursu
ing the murderers of John Royston."
"I did."
"The bond is null and void to-morrow
night, and you aro at liberty to
pursue them."
"Which I intend doing."
"Listen then to my confession. One
year ago two meu entered John Roy
ston's house and murdered him. I as
sisted theni. We escaped detection
until you got on our tracks, We in
tended to leave the city, but you re
member how you foiled us. You wre
weaving your web around us, and there
was left but one course by which we
might escape. I decoyed you into that
cellar, where you gave a bond not to
follow us.
"Tho men left this city, but I re
mained, as I did not fear Dick Clay.
It was I who sent him on a false trail,
earing myself. Tho real murderers
aro in Paris at this time."
How will I find them in tho great
city? Can you give mo no clue?"
They purchased a flower store with
tho money taken from Royston's safe.
There is a letter under my pillow. Its
contents may throw some light on their
exact whereabouts. Tho names are
bend nearer are
"What?" I cried.
"Ran Ran . I am gone!" and she
fell back dead.
I got tho letter she had spoken of,
but it hclpcjj mo not at all. It was
dated at Paris, and had two Y's in the
place of a signature.
I went to Paris in the next vessel,
and arriviug there, searched two weeks,
but in vain. I was on the point of
giving up, when I encountered an
American a jeweler who had resided
in Paris some years. I inquired of him
f he knew ofuny flower store kept by
Americans. Yes, he know of but ono,
Rue Beppo. He believed it was owned
by "Ranliu & Bro." That was tho
placo I was hunting, for tho names that
tho dying woman had tried to pro
nounce began thus : "Ran tho re'
maiuder was "lin."
But tho Rue Beppo was tho last
placo on earth that I would have look
ed for a flower store.
When I reached my hotel, I set to
work and removed the heavy beard
and mustache which adorned my face,
and repaired to the Rue Beppo. I en
tercd the flower store, and a clerk
awaited my pleasure. I desired to see
the proprietors. They appeared, and
I introduced myself a Geo. Hall, of
Galveston. They did not recogn,' me,
I could hardly resti dopendxdf when
iu the persons of the fi;m i recoguized
tho murderers of the banker.
"Gentlemen," said I, after talking a
while with them, "were vou ever hi
New York ?"
"Oh, yes." said one, "wo lived there
several years."
"Did you know ono Annie Graham
residing there ?"
Their lips grew ashy, and they rose
to their feet.
"What of her?"
"She is dead."
'And before she died ehe confessed
, They stepped forward, shoutiug :
"Who aro you?"
"Tom Howard, at your service."
Aud ut the fame time I drew a brace
of revolvers, and leveled them at their
heads. "Gentlemen, the bond having
expired, I havo dono what I said I
would do that night. I have tracked
you, and now you ase my prisoners,
como with rac."
Weak as lambs, they followed, speak
ing not a word. At the door we were
met by a squad of French Police, whom
I had stationed near as reinforcements
in case of necessity. Tho villains were
locked up till a vessel sailed for tho
United States, and I had the pleasure
of being their companion during the
When the sliip reached New York I
delivered my passengers over to the
authorities, who tried them, found them
guilty, and they expiated their crimes
on the scaflbld. ' The people were sur
prised when they learned of the detec
tion of the Royston murderers after
such a lapse of time. They did not
know that I wn under a bond for one
year. . '
Got the Wrong Coat.
A few evenings since a party of
friends met at a social gathering at a
fashionable restaurant. Some were
bachelors, and some were in tho enjoy
ment of "Heaven's best gift to man."
The evening was cold and chilly, and
most of them wore overcoats. Two of
them were nearly alike, and were own
ed respectively by Charley G and
Charley S , ono of them married
and tho other single, and a wild, rak
ish sort of a fellow, who, as fast as he
was out of one scrape was into another.
His pockets were always full of rose-
colored missives and love tokens. His
heart was desolate out of the sunny
glances of womankind, yet his adven
turesome head never permitted the
matrimonial nooso to curl around it.
His friend, Charley G , is a sober
man, cherished by a bright-eyejl but
jealous-hearted little wife, who loves
him tenderly. He found it difficult to
UK Ulll u - . t
It was given at Inst with tha nnrW
standing that ho would como home
early. Ho didn't, however, but sat
late, so very late, indeed, that he slept
soui.dly the next morning until the sun
was far advanced toward the zenith.
He had met with a misfortune, having
stumbled on his way home, and rolled
over in the muddy street. His wife,
however, sat about repairing tho mis
hap the next morning, by cleansing the
muddy overcoat. A hue engaged in
this occupation, her baud, by the mer
est chance in tho world, strayed into
ono of tho 6ido pockets of his coat, and
ncountering a neatly-folded billet
doux superscribed simply to Charley,
read :
Do not go to that horrid supper,
love, but como to me instead. I am so
lonely. Your devoted,
Oh, my! but tho little blue eyes
flashed tho color came and went upon
cheek and forehead when sho read
tho lines. There was a moment's pause
as if to still tho intensity of passion(
and then Mr. G was rudely shaken
from bis rest. "What's tho meaning
of this, sir?" and the little hands trem
bled with passion as tho offending pa
per was held un before the culpi it. "I
don't know. Who brought it ?
"Who brought it, sir? I found it in
vour coat pocket, Mr G . I want
an explanation ; I will have one ; and
I want a divorce, too !" Ho protested
ho knew nothing of the note; he did
not know how the treacherous little
thing came iu his coat pocket. He ap;
pealed to hia wife's good souse. She
would hear no denial, but instead, made
another dive into hU coat pocket. An
other little missive rewarded her search
It was brlm-fol of the tenderest endear
ments, and was dated only two days
back, but was in another hand-writing,
very beautiful, and signed "Jeuuio."
"Oh! you Turk juBt look at that!'
and while Charley's bewildered eye9
were perusing tho letter, another visit
was made to tho receptacle of love
another letter came out. It was equal
Iv delicato. but full of upbraiding. It
called Charley cruel, fulse, deceitful
said that "Fannio's broken heart would
be laid at his door," said "his once
loved darling would die early."
Tho lips were now white with rago
tho blue eyes all aflame with fire, tin
little willow form drawn up to its full
est hcitrht. Charlie never saw her
! lookiii'' o indignant.
Rates of Advertising.
One Square (1 inch,) ono Insertion.... tl fia
Ono Square " ono month Hi
One Square " tlireo mouths... oil
Ono Square " ono year 10 0O .
Two .Squares, ono year 13 00 .
Quarter Col. " no m
Half . " M Oil
Ono " " 100 Oo
Business Cards, not exceeding on inch
In length, $10 per yonr.
Legal notices nt established rate.
Theso rates are low, and no deviation
ivlll bo mudn, or discrimination among
patrons. Tlie rates offered are such, a
will make It to tho advantageof mon doic
business in the limits of tho circulation of
tho paper to advertio lilMirallv.
"You rake ! monster ! Why, Brig
ham Young would be ashamed to do M
you have done 1"
Another dive was made into the
pocket, and letter after letter brought
out, until a dozen strewed the floor, all
evincing the tenderest love for Char
ley. Unable to cope with the storm of
indignation, he made a hasty exit from
the room, aud leaving the houso, left
his wifo to meditate upon divorce or
suicide at leisure. A few minutes af
ter, however, the servant of Charley
S appeared with Mr. G 's over
coat, and respectfully asked tho return
of his master's.
An Enthusiastic Admirer.
A countryman at tho theatre tho"""
other night, as tho escort of some la
dies, retired at an intermission and re
turned with a pound or two of peanuts
wrapped in a paper, and two huge ba
nanas sticking from his pocket. Just
then, however, and before he had time
to tako his seat, one of tho actresses
who had especially won his admiration,
camo to tho foot-lights and warbled a
beautiful melody. The full, rich voice,
exquisite in intonation and breathing
strains almost divine, completed tho
conquest of the countryman's heart,
and, unable to restrain his delight, ho
heaved his peanuts, bananas and pock
et handkerchief on the stage, as a trib
ute to the fair enchantress. There was
a momentary astonishment visible upon
the faces ou tho stage, a single interval
of hesitation, which was removed by
1 the countryman's voice, full and clear,
"Take 'em, gal, by jingo ! you ro wel
come !"
At a Massachusetts State fair a
wealthy bachelor married, off-hand, a
beautiful young lady whom he caught
inspecting a cook stove. The next day
the only article at that fair which ex
cited feminino curiosity wero cook
stoves. Thousands of young ladies
formed in solid columus, and awaited
about fi,.-, j'-'vicct cook stoves; and
VI1IU3& iilR Jilllllrp,) t t , .
kitchen furniture had Teen woBTfliy
ncirlected, gathered around a patent
safe, and wondered were tho smoke es-
caped. There weie no more "oH-haua
marriages indulged in at that lair.
The danger of carrying concealed
eapons, particularly by persons given
to losing control of their temper, was
fearfully examphued in Kattaning a
few days ago, where an established and
lichlv respectable merchant who wns
born iu tho placo and had spent his
wholo life there, shot down and ir.
stautly killed a raider on a piloof old
boxes in a burst of passion. Had taai
wretched man left his revolver with his
wife that fatal night, ho would not now
bo doomed to a lifo of wretchedness,
or an ignominious death and his fami
ly to want and shame.
A Western editor -improves tno
occasion presented by tho casual de
scent of one of his No. 12 brogues upon
an unsuspecting 'Colorado' " in tho
following pathetic strain :
One more potato bug
Gone to liia rest ;
Stepped on so teudorly
'Cause it was best
Poor little tatcr bug! l
Smashed to tho dust!
In thy prosperity, '.
Business is bust.
-A careless man in Schenectady
threw a kiss to a little daughter in tho
street. Another man s wno stood m
range, and thought tho kiss was meant
for her; so slio mado a similar demon
stration. Jlor-liusbana just tnen un
luckily came upon the scene and wit
nessed the transaction. He was very
mad,' aud his anger caused him to
thrash tho father of the aforemention-
ed little daughter. The result is an
assault and battery suit.
The New York Tribune has not
wholly mado up its mind to lavish its
atTection iu J. Fisk, Jr. Per eontm, it
speaks of liiui as the "obese and expen
sive iticumbus who broods, bediamoud
ed and harlot-engirt, upon tho corpse
of tho railroad from which ho pressed
the lifo ;" and closes by calling him
"ono fat escuriuut adveiituror with a
Tho Fort Dodgo Pepttblican says :
"Iu a suit tried for divorce at the court
house last Saturday, the defendant
said he didu't mind his wifo associat
ing with a few other white men, but he
found she was running around with a
couplo of uifgors, he never had any lit
tle thing make him 60 mad in all his
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