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A PLEA FOR EGGS.
Be gentle to the new laid eggs,
For they are brittle things;
They cannot fly until they're hatched
And have a pair of wings.
If onoe yon break the tender shell,
The wrong you can't redress
The yolk and white will all run out,
And make a dreadful "mess."
'Tis but a little while at best
The hens have power to lay
To-morrow eggs may addled be
That were quite fresh to-day.
Oh 1 let the touch be light
That take them from the keg t
There Is no man whose cunning skill
Can mend a broken egg.
Ay, touch It with a tender touch, '
For, till the egg Is biled,
Who knows but that unwittingly,
It may be smashed and spiled I
The Summer breeze that 'gainst It blows
Ought to be stilled and hushed ;
For eggs, like youthful purity,
Are awful when they're squashed.
The Carpenter of Marmonte.
Marmonte waa walled town in a
proTince of France. In one of the
nouses near th6 ramparts lived a car
penter, named Benoit. He was a
sober, man, who said little. He had
followed several trades; been a sol
dier; traveled a great deal ; and had
many adventures; but as he never
spoke of them, the' towns-people
thought he had nothing good to tell.
lbe only person be was at all cordial
with was an old soldier named Trappe,
who had saved his life in battle. This
man was a great talker and boaster.
and, Benoit suspected, a knave. He
had set up barber's shop in a street
near hv. One eveninor he called unon
j ti i
Benoit, to ask him to drink a bottle of
wine at the chevml noir with two old
comrades who had served in his regi
ment At first Benoit refused; but
when Trappe told him it was also the
anniversary of the battle in which he
had saved his life, he accepted, and in
stated on paving the score. When he
reached tne caoaret, ne iouna two iu
looking fellows whom he bad never
seen before.! They sat drinking to
gether in the public room until nearly
Benoit, after spending more money
than he had ever spent at an inn in
Marmonte before, bade them good
night andewent home, followed by
Trappe, who was talking loudly, up to
the room where Madame Benoit and
her son were. Trappe laughingly
forced them to drink two -glasses of
wine with him. Benoit, annoyed,
walked to the window, aud when he
turned around, was astonished to find
Trappe gone. He remembered this
afterward, but thought . little of it at
the time, he was so Bleepy with the
wine. He then fastened his doors and
windows aud went to bed.
The next morning he waa astonished
to find his shop door ajar, and, on
going up to his lumber loft that the
window was open. ' He said nothing,
for it was not his custom to talk about
what he did not understand. On co
in? to his work, he found the whole
town in excitement and talking about
a great robbery committed during the
night. He soon perceived, too, that
he was avoided, and many cast strange
glances at him. Then he overheard a
neighbor say :
"I noticed Benoit's shop-door open
ed last night after eleven o'clock, a
most unusual thing; no lights
He passed on, so Benoit heard no
more, but his suspicions were aroused,
He felt sure Trappe did not leave his
house the night belore till all were
asleep, and that he had opened the
door to the robbers. He remembered
the wine, too. He went to the barber's
"Trappe," said he, "thou hast saved
my lite ; 1 shall say nothing."
The next day Trappe disappeared,
From this time proofs seemed to ac
cumulate against Benoit. The police
lound the tracks ot the robbers lrom
his roof to the rampart. A silver
spoon belonging to a family who had
been robbed of their plate, war found
under the window of the lumber-loft
Benoit was arrested and brought be
fore the court The judge asked him,
"if he left the door and window open V
He auBwerod, ".No.
"Ihen, said the judge, "do you
know who did open them t"
"No," said Benoit for he did not
know that Trappe had done it
"Do you suspect any one?"
"No, monsieur. As I am suspected
unjustly, I have no right to suspect
In short, he answered every ques
tion honestly, without inculpating
Tranpe. The judge, finding no proof
agaiust him, was obliged to set him
tree. It was evident to bun, however.
from the manner of his discharge, and
the talk of the people about the court,
that he was still suspected. He show
ed no emotion, but went quietly home,
After embracing his wife and son, who
were transported with joy to see him
again, be raid to the latter :
' bylvester, you will hear every
where that although I am acquitted, I
ara no less thought a knave. Be not
disquieted ; this will not last forever."
His wife was frightened at what he
said, and did not believe it She went
out to talk with her neighbors. Borne
turned their backs and would have
nothing to say to her; others looked
at her with pity and shrugged their
shoulders, as if te say :
"roor woman, it is not ner laultr
Others declared to her what they
After defending her husband warm
ly, she returned nome weeping, and
saying that she "would live no longer
"If I eo away." said Benoit. "I
shall leave a bad name behind me."
"But what good will it do for you to
remain ?" asked Madame Benoit
"I mean to recover my rood reputa
tion," answered he.
But you will lose all your custo
"No," said Benoit "for I will be the
best carpenter in town."
"There are others quite as good as
you ; what will you do to make your
self better than they ?" said his wife.
"liy taking the most difficult work
and trying to make it perfect."
Uenoit had work on hand when he
was arrested. He hastened te finish it
He did it so well, so promptly, and so
reasonably, that the firm continued to
employ him in spite of their bad opin
ion ot him. lis arose two hours ear
lier than usual every morning, and re
tired later; he labored diligently, so
as to hire fewer workmen, and be able
to work cheaper, although he furnished
the best material and workmanship.
Thus he not only kept his own custo
mers, but acquired new ones.
He knew people thought ill of him,
and were often afraid to trust him
alone in a room, but he took no notice.
and quietly smiled to himself. But if
any one spoke rudely to him in the
street, while passing along, he gave
such a look that the insult was never
repeated. He saw, too, how his ac
counts were examined, but he took
care to make them so clear, so detail
ed, and ' supported them with such
prools, that bis customers sometimes
finished by saying:
"You take more pains than you need
"No," said he ; "I knew your opinion
of me. It is necessary that you should
see clearly that I do not deceive you."
About this time a bouse took hre
.. . .
and threatened the one next to it,
Several workmen tried to prevent the
hre from reaching it, but soon desisted
on account of the danger, iienoit ar
rived at the door of the threatened
house. The servants dared not allow
him to enter without leave from their
master, whom they could not find. He
pushed through them, and entered the
"If I happen to save the house, you
can see afterward if 1 have stolen any
He mounted alone to the top of the
house, where no one dared to follow
him. Passing through a chamber, he
saw a watch lying on the. mantelpiece.
lie put it in bis pocket to prevent its
being stolen; then thinking if he were
to perish in the flames, and this watch
found on him, it would prove him a
robber, he concealed it in a vase near
by, climbed to. the spot nearest the
fire, stood where the flames had al
ready reached, and, with a few blowa
of his hatchet, cut off all communica
tion between the two houses.
Coming down, he met the master of
the house. He showed him the watch.
"I put it there," said he, "because I
thought if it were stolen you would
think I took it"
The upright conduct of Benoit, con
stantly seen by the public, began to
make a favorable impression.
A rich man came to the province to
build a large manufactory. He in
quired for , the best carpenter in
Marmonte. It was impossible not to
point out Benoit. He employed him,
and was so pleased with his teal, intelli
gence and uprightness, that he at once
pronounced him an honest man. As
he was a person of importance, this
produced great effect.
The reputation of Benoit at a work
man soon extended throughout the
province. He was put in charge of
great enterprises, lie was even able
to undertake smaller ones on his own
account. This brought him in contact
with men of all classes, and every one
spoke highly of him. He was watch
ed no longer.
People still wondered how his win
dow and door came to be open on the
night of the robbery, and many be
lieved he could have told. The rich
man who had employed him to build
his manufactory, aud who was very
much interested in him, told him he
ought to explain the circumstance.
"Why should I?" asked Benoit.
"My reputation, for honesty is estab
lished.' The adventure was almost forgotten,
when a robber named Trappe was ar
rested in a neighboring province, who
confessed that he commiuelTthe deed
which had nearly ruined poor Benoit
"Well," said Benoit quietly, when
the towns-people came to congratulate
him "I was sure an honest man could
not always pass for a knave."
Pleasure. Tis pleasant to watch
the pale, silvery moon, when bright
clouds are passing it by ; so it is to be
born with a silver spoon in one's
mouth to eat sugar and pie. It is
pleasant to hear the sweet robin bird
sing, his gay song of the rising' tun ;
'tis pleasant to taste the keen pepper
sauce stinging, when eating boiled eggs,
oh! 'tis fun. 'Tis pleasant to ramble
the high creek alone, when the freshet
doth loudly roar, 'tis pleasant to watch
at the sound of the gong, the boarders
rush to the door. Tis pleasant to tail
on the Northern lakes, in a govern
ment revenue cutter, 'tis pleasanter
still to eat buckwheat cakes all cover
ed with lasses and butter. 'Tis
pleasant to ramble the wcodt among,
thro glens and dark shady cloisters,
tis pleasant to list to your sweet
heart's long, but my gracious I tis fun
to eat oysters I But the pleasure of all
pleasures, the greatest of all, panacea
for minds that are sick, is to sit in the
sun by the side of a wall and whittle a
soft pine stick.
. AChanoefor Capitalist!.
A ' good naner mill situated in
FiankTin would be a paying institu
tion. Papers printed in the Western
end of Pennsylvania are supplied with
paper from points no nearer than
Pittsburgh or Cleveland, much to their
annoyance by reason of heavy demands
on the mills. A paper mill at this
point.besidee commanding a trade with
in a few hours' reach of our city that
would keep it busy, and having facili
ties for transportation almost unequall
ed and not surpassed by any town in
the State, would have the advantage
ef an exhaustless water-power. We
do not exaggregate when we say that
in point of water-power Franklin hus
a superiority over any of our neigh
boring towns. The advantages of a
paper mill at Franklin can bo appre
ciated by our neighboring journalists
who have experienced vexatious de
lay in receiving thetr surplus from a
distance, and we commend the subject
of establishing a mill in our city to
their atteniion, hoping that a general
discussion of the matter will attract
the attention of some manufacturers
who may tee the rich harvest ready to
drop in the lap of enterprise. Some
of our own capitalists might take the
matter in hand, but an experienced
paper manufacturer would be more
apt to make the investment pay. To
be successful in making a paper mill
riav reauires as much tact aa anv oLh-
er business, therefore we commend the
project to paper men. Venango Spec
We would like to know if there is
a man on Tionesta who can beat the
following. If there is, let him now
speak. The Warren Ledger says :
The championship for the most won
derful teats of ratling is awarded to
new contestant, D. Miles, Esq. Our
special interviewer becoming deeply
interested in the bestowment of these
honors, paid a visit on Friday last to
the board landing of N. Sill, in Pleas
ant Township, and learned the follow
ing facts : .
Mr. Miles with two full crown assis
tants, and a sprightly lad to furnish
the ice water, bored the bottoms, raft
ed and bound off duriug the working
hours' of a single day ten thousand nine
hundred and twenty tve and a-haff Jeet
of one and one-eighth inch boards.
Mr. Miles appeared in good working
trim, tough and bardy, that led us to
enquire as to his diet, and were in
formed that the staple articles consist
ed of Allegheny salmon and bass, fried
frogs, mountain oysters, with an
abundance of vegetables, and an in
terspersion of ie water, to meet re
quirements. Mr. Miles seemed but
slightly fatigued looked remarkably
well ; but was unbounded in indigna
tion that Hall, Crocker, Dunn, Chase,
and others, should presume to be the
champion raftsmen ; and our inter
viewer being of the same opinion con
ceded the championship to Mr. Miles.
On Saturday, the 12th inst, O.
L. Disbrow of Captain of the Wizard
boat club of this city, forwarded a
challenge to the second crew of the
Undine boat club, to pull them a three
mile race (1 i mile and return), on the
Fourth of July; the challenge to re
main open ten days. Yesterday a re
ply was received from Authur B. Starr,
of the Undines,accepting the challenge
in behalf of the "Second Crew." The
start is to be made at 10:30 a. in.,
weather permitting ' The course will
probably be from in front of the ele
vators, over the old course, past the
. & P. docks, turning a stake and
rrturuing to the starting point. If
some of the gcod citizens of Erie
would make up a purse for the crews
to compete for it would be apt to put
more nerve into the ooutest by furnish
them a tangible incentive besides the
empty honor of being victorious. If
the day is fair and the bay reasonably
smooth, we shall have the pleasure of
witnessing two fine racing crews at
work, whether the citizens are liberal
enough to offer them any encourage
ment or otherwise. Erie Dinpatch.
A Boston woman refused to permit
her husband to go on a fishing excur
sion, "because he was very apt to get
drowned when he went upou the water,
and, moreover, did not know how to
swim more than a goosa," '
Walter Scott on Printing.
Sir Walter Scott, in his great histor
ical novel of "Quentin Durward,"
finds an opportunity to pay a fine
tribute of the art of printing. In the
magnificent scene where .Louis Al. in
troduces Quentin to the splendid apart-
uieut of the learned Ualeotti, that he
may learn from the planets the future
destiny of the yonng soldier, they fiud
the famous astrologer surrounded by
all the instruments of science, and
poring over a printed book. King
Louis, who instantly recognizes the
specimen ot the new art, asks wun
surprise bow one, belore whom the
heaven bad unrolled her celestial vol
umes, could descend to an interest in
the new-fashioned art of multiplying
manuscripts by machinery. The seer,
in all the dignity of hit great knowl
edge, answers the king : "My brother,
believe me that, in considering tne con-
seqencet of this invention, I read with
certain augury, as by any combina
tion of the heavenly bodies, the roost
awful and portentous changes. When
I reflect with slow and limited supplies
the stream of science hath hitherto de
scended to us ; how difficult to be ob
tained by those most ardent in its
search; how certain to be neglected
bv all who regard their ease : how lia
ble to be diverted, or altogether dried
up by the invasion of barbarism ; can
1 look forwarded without wonder and
astonishment to the lot of a succeed
ing generation, on whom knowledge
will descend like the first and second
rain, uninterrupted, unabated, un
bounded ; fertilizing some grounds,
and overflowing others; changing the
whole form of social life ; establishing
and overthrowing religions; erecting
and destroying kingdoms. But not in
our time, my royal brother, will these
changes come ; this new invention may
be likened to a young tree, whica is
now planted, but shall, in succeeding
generations, bear fruit as fatal, yet as
precious, as that of the Garden of
Eden ; the knowledge, namely, of good
The scene is admirably conceived,
for it must be remembered that Louis,
although the slave of the superstitious
of his day, was a man of keen intelli
gence ; that he is believed to have ex
ercised his personal influence to liber
ate Faust from the prison in which he
had been thrown on the charge of hav
ing magically produced manuscripts of
absolutely identical appearance ; and
that he afterwards despatched Jenson,
the artist from the royal mint, tosudy
the art in its cradle, the city of Mentz.
Jenson, the apt pupil of SchoetTer,
would have prosecuted his art in Paris,
but that the death of Louis deprived
him of his expected assistance ; and
finding a warmer welcome in Venice,
he added his fame to the literary glory
of that great city. trmtert VircxUar,
Une ot the great lauita in modern
manners is the habit of undue and im
proper familiarity. Some of the
cleverest of men fall into the way of
squeezing hands in the moat violent
manner, of slapping even their seniors
on the back, and other rude modes
emphasizing their familiarity and as
suming a close proximity oi person
quite uncomfortable to persons of good
breeding and taste. Others again have
an offensive and familiar habit of
using personalities, displying a knowl
edge of intimate and strictly private
matters which one would scarcely care
to have known to one's particular
friends, much less the subject of rude
and unmannerly conversation by com
The Democracy are continually
harping on the extravagance of the
Republican party and crying for re
trenchment and reform. We hope all
the members of both political parties
will note th9 fact, that whilst in twenty-eight
months the debt of the city of
New York, which is under the heel of
the Democracy, has increased 52,51(1,
566.17, under the administration of
General Grant the taxes have been re
duced one hundred millions, and the
national debt nearly two hundred and
fifty millions. How could the country
bear up under Democratic ascendency?
We feel persuaded that ur -years'
rule of the Democracy would render
the nation bankrupt 1'itttburgh Oa-
The Mercer Press, the organ of
the "Unterrified" of Mercer County
goes on to say :
The abandonment of the vital prin-
ciple by the llarrisburg Convention
, has already cooled the ardor of tens
! of thousuuds of the truest Democrats
' that breathe, who, if the 15th Anieud
I is to stand, can see so little difference
between a Repuhlicun and a Demo
cratic platform as to make it scarcely
. worth the trouble to fold up a ticket
tor the bollot box.
There is a fence standing in Ger
roantown, Pa., which was in its.present
location iu Revolutionary days, aud
1 bears marks of the battle there. The
boards were originally one inch in
thick ui'bs, but coustaut exposure to
j the weather for a century has reduced
I them to one-third of that.
A gentleman who favors us with
some reminiscences respecting the ear
ly settlement of old Derryfield, N.H.,
relates the following anecdote :
When my grandfather resided at
Goffstown aud Deny Geld, then settled
by the Irish, he hired a wild sort of an
Irishman to work on his farm. One
day soon after his arrival, ho tola nun
to take a bridle and go out in the
field ann catch the black colt "Don't
come w 'it him," said the old gen
tleman, -trick started and was gone
some tiu. , but as last returned with
out a bridle, with his face and baud
badly scratched, as though he had re
ceived bad treatment.
"Why. Patrick, what is the matter r
What in the world ails you T
"An faith, isn't it me, your honor.
that never will catch the old Diaca.
colt again t Bad luck to him 1 An
didn't he all but scratch the eyes out of
my head? An' faith as true as jdy
shoulders are my own, I had to climb
up the tree after him 1"
"Climb a tree after him? Nonsense!
Where is the beast?" .
"An it's tied to the tree he is to be
We all toliowea rainca to mo rv.
to get a solution of the difficulty, and
on reaching the field we found, to our
amazement, that he had been chasing
a young bear, which her succeeded in
catching after a great deal of rough
usage on both sides, and actually tied
it with a bridle to an old tree. Bruin
was kept for a long time, and was ever
after known as Patrick s colt.
An Irish woman who came to this
country about a year ago, aua seiuea
in Pennsylvania recently, grew so
homesick that she became insane auu
attempted to starve herself, taking no
food for . twenty-two days. At
the end of that time Bhe was helpless,
and was promised if she would eat she
would be taken naca to hcimu.
made her friends set the time at two
weeks in which she was to start, auu
as they were not ready at the exact
day she took to her old tricks again.
Seeing it was useless to put her off
they commeuced the journey, when she
began to recover reason and health at
once, and is probably now as well
and happy as any one.
The prospects now are that there
will be some liquor drank in the sur
rounding villages on the Fourth or
of July. There will be none used in
Titus ville. Titusv7Ze Courier.
The "surrounding villages is one
of the Courier's peculiar jokes, but
when that paper asserts that no liquor
will be drank in TitusviUe ou the
Fourth of July, it cannot was; in the
language of the old lady, "Oh, good
ness, my, what a lie I" Are the nfty
eight licensed grog shops, and pro
bably double'thnt number unlicensed,
in moral Titiifville, to. be closed on
the Fourth? If so, very little of the
ardent will be punished. Otherwise
not. Pet. Cen.Itee.
Three years ago a citizen of Boston,
Mr. Z. M. Smith, undertook a tour of
the Ilocky mountains in his own car
riage, in company with his wife. The
jouruey, one of the most remarkable
ever made by a lady, was accomplish
ed a few days ago ; und the travelers
returned to their homes lost week.
They made with their own horse twelve
thousand miles, and over thirty thous
and by steam, saddle and in Indian
canoes, visiting every mining camp
and village from Montana to Mexico,
at an expense of over $25,000, travers
ing nearly every canon, road or In
dian trail. Their object has been to
embody in lectures the results of their
rich and varied experience.
A church in Little Tvock, Arkansas,
had to employ another preacher be
cause the deceased interfered with a
dog fight which one of the young con
verts hod set going in front of the pul
pit in the midsf of the service The
youthful convert fired at the pastor.
He said he bolieved it was his dog
fight, and he wouldn't stand any for
"Mr. Brown, you said the defendant
was honest aud iutelligent, what makes
you think so, are you acquainted with
"No, sir. I never seed him."
Why, then do you come to such a
"'Cause he takes ten newspapers,
and pays for 'em in advance."
Verdict for defendant.
A Boston grocer, who excited the
ire of one of his customers by present
ing at his house his bill for goods
rendered, was waited upon soon after
by a daughter of the debtor, who said:
"I wish you wouldn't come with that
bill when father's at home it makes
him nervous to be duuued. The
. "Ah !" suid a Sunday school teacher,
"Caroliue Jones, what do you thiuk
ycu would huve been without your
good father and mother?" "I suppose,
mum," said Caroliue, "I suppose as I
should ha' beeu a horplian."
Another argument for the abolition
of the frauking privilege is found in
the fact that letter writing caused the
illnctg of Colfax.