The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, August 08, 1871, Image 1

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No Niibscrlptlons received for a shorter
period tlinn threo months.
Corrosnondonco solicited from all part
In length, J10 per year.
MiLet us have Faith that Right makes Might; and in that Faith let us to the end, dare do our duty as we understand tt.M--LINCOLN.
Leal notices at established rates.
These rates are InW, no deviation
till lie made, r discrimination among
of the country. No notiro will betaken of I
introns. Tho rates offered are such,
annorrvinous eominunicaiions.
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II I it St It t' llluwtin - - r-
t.n;....uu il.n titntla rtl' tllO circulation Of
Marriages and Death, notices Inserted VUJji IV. lNW. I O.
rat is.
tue riaiier to advertise liborallv.
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n ( P n, KJ?S hit 1 tt a A N.
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m business directory.
I. O. Gk T.
1 Teots every Wednesday evcnlnir, at 8
ITA o'clock.
W. R. DUNN, W. C. T.
M. W. TATE, W. 8.
Aim Street, TIONESTA, JM.
Isaac Ash,
-f Will practice in the various Courts of
Forest I'oumv. ah Diisines cninmieu to
als enre will roceivo prompt altonti n.
1 ly
W. W. Mason..
A TTORNEY AT LAW. Oflice on Elm
IX. Street, abovo Walnut, Tlonestu, Pa.
C. W. Gllflllan,
A TTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Ve-
nango Co., Pa.
N. B. Smiley, .
A TTORNEY aT LAW. Petroleum Cen-
A tre. Pa. Will practice in the several
Court of Forest County.
Holmes House,
HMONESTA, PA., opposite the Pcnot.
1 C. D. Mubln. Proprietor. Good Nta-
bllnn connected with the house tf.
Jos. Y. Saul,
1 PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Sad
dler. Threo doors north of Holmes
House. Tionusla. Pa. All work Is war
ranted t
Syracuse House,
r lniOUTr". Pa.. J. 1 Maofb, Pronio-
J. tors. Tho house has been thoroughly
relltled and Is now in tho tirst-elasa order,
with tho best of accommodations. Any
nfornmtlon conccrnincr Oil Territory at
this point will be chcorlully furnished.
J. A 1). MAUEE,
Exchange Hotel,
pkelAHo Prop's. This house having House I urnishlng Goods, Iron, Nails,
ln.n mtifced Is now tho most desirable ston
n tiin riivtr rmxtrniiii. .mm. I
Sine placo in Tidiouto. A good Jillliard
Uxra atUichod. 4-ly
- National Hotel,
TRVINKTON.TA. W. A. Hallonback,
Proprietor, This hotel Is Nkw, and Is
,ovr open as a first class hnuso, situuto at
re junction of the Oil Creek & Allegheny
rftvor ana l'ntiodeipma ol r.rie nauro:uis,
nnosito the Depot. Parties having to lay
yer trains will find this the most conven
cnt jiotel In town, with Urst-class mvom-
iuk ta lions ana reasonable i-iiarneii. n.
Tifft Sons & Co.'s
EW ENGINES. The undorsltrned have
lor sale and will receivo ordora for the
above Enirino. Messrs. lilUSons A Co.
Bve now wiidinir to this market their 12-
Iliio Power Engino with H-Horse Power
lioi er noculiarlv adunted to icn wens.
Officks at Duncan A Challitnt's, dealers
in Well Fixtures. Hardware Ac Main St.
ni-M door to Cluiso House, Plexsantvillo,
and at Mansion House, I itusville.
tf. K. DUETT & SON, Agents.
John K. Hallock,
A TTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor of
Ix Patents.No. 5ttt French strootfopposlte
Reed House) Krie, l a. will practice in
thosoveral Ktute Courts and the United
(States Courts. ' Special attention given to
Kollcitir patents for Inventors : infringe-
uients, ru-issue and extension of patents
.'Krolullj attenilcd to. iteierenncs: tion.
James Campbell, Clurlou : Hon. John K.
. if..i..i i.i:.. . i r t x. a Tt
iJ IllUlll, I IHI1IV11II, jx. xj, IV Sk ...
Richmond, Meadville; W. E. Lathy. Ti-
onesta. (
Dr. J. L. Acorrb,
had fifteen years' experience in a large
and Huccessliil practice, win attend an
' Professional Calls. Olllce In his Druir and
lirooory Store, located iu Tidioute, near
'J ulioute House.
A full assortment of Medicines, Liquors
' Tobaouo. final's. Stationery. Glass, Paints,
Oils. Cutlory, and lino Groceries, all of the
Istst quality, and will be sold at reasonable
11. R. BURGESS, an experienced Drug
gist from New York, has charge of the
Store. All prescriptions put up accuratuly.
W. P. Mercllliott,
Attorney at Law
S7 -tf
Tiouesta, Forest Co., Pa.
This Bank trausaclo a General Banking,
Collecting and J'.xcliangu Jlusiness,
Drafts on tho Principal .Cities of the
Vnited States and Euroiie bongiitand sold.
Gold and Silver Coin and Government
Securities bought and sold. 7-30 Bonds
converted on tlie most favorable terms,
1 uterast allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
DR. J. N. BOl.AHD, of Tidioute, has
returnsd to his practice alter an ub-
M'lu e m f air inoiiths, spent in the llooDi-
l lis of New York, where W(ll atUmd
t ullx in li;s prsitession.
OtiicK in Eureka Drug Store, 3d door
'isive tl.u bank, Tidioute, Pu. 4'Jtf
YriiKupha of Enterprise,
A N 'iw Book, 700 octavo pages, well
li'.Uiira ni. in uiscly interesting, and v ry nc. Exclusive territory given.
Our Tonus ar the most Liberal. Apply
to us, ,,i .i mi- it ihoy are uoU A. b.; c: C O , iUrUord, Coun. ,
at tho Storo of
D. S. KNOX, & CO.
Elm St.", ioncsta Ta.
We are In dally recoiptoi the ajg tand
which we are determined to sell regardless
of prices.
Machino tools, Agricultural Implements,
&c, &c Ac, which we offer at greatly re
duced prices.
of all kinds,
ES, Ac, Ac, Ac
In ENDLESS VARIETY. Call and seo.
7-tl D. S. KNOX, A CO.
No. 232 Walnut St Phila.
Incorporated 1794. Charter Perpetual
Assets .iau; 1, lSO'J, 2,U ts,:; M
til 000,000 losses paid since its organiza
tion. WM. 1SUHLEU, Central Agent,
Harrisburg, Pa.
in Ti
onesta, Forest County, Pa.
ll tim
S. Send for our new Price List and a
Club Form will accompany it, containing
111 1 1 directions making a largo saving t
consumer-, and remunerative club organ
izers The Cirent American Tea
P.O. Box W13. kew yoiiK. 11 it
The Library of Poetry and Song,
Beinu Choice Selee'ions from the Best
Poets, English, Scotch, Irish and Ameri
can. Wuli an Introuucliou by
Under whoso critical supervision the
volume was compiled.
Tlie handsomest and cheapest subscrip
tion book extant. Over soo picres, beauti
fully printed, choicely Illustrated, hand,
soiucly bound. A Library of over 500
volumes in one book, wlio.o contents, of
no ephemeral nature or interest, will never
grow old rr stale. It can be, and will be
read and re-read with pleasure by old and
younir, as long as its leaves hold together.
"A perfect surprise. Scarcely anything
ull all a favorite, or at all worthy of place
here, is neglected. It is a book lor every
household." A'. V. Slnil.
"ekii(iw of no similar collection in
tho English lanuae which, in copious
liess and felicity ol selection mI arrange
ment, can at all compare wiili it." A'. )'.
Terms liberal. Selling very rapidly.
Scud tor Circular and 'ic-i ius to
J. B. FORI) tt CO.,
il Park Place, N. Y.
Juno 6, 1871.
SUBSCRIBE tor tho Forest Republicrn
J it
i will pay.
A True Chapter from a Chicago
Girl's Experience.
From the Chicago Mail.
"Why did she lovo hiinT Curious fool!
be still-
Is human lovoth grow thoof human will?"
A young lady of this city has, with
in the last few weeks passed through
au experience which she is tiot likely
to lorget, as a judge would say, ' lor
the terra of her material life."
A mouth ago she was terribly des
perately iu love to-day she despises
loathes the late object of her all'ec-
And it was because of no fault of
lis (poor fellow) that the affections of
Julia so suddenly changed. It all
came about in a most remarkable
manner, and it is for the edification of
parents and guardians that we give
space to the following accouot. The
lather ot Julia did the business, but
he did it so adroitly and so charming
ly that we bid all parants, similarly
situated to go and do likewise.
1 lis lather is a member ot the Board
of Trade, and keeps a carriage, and
boasts a coachman. The coachman
id an H'inglishman, a fair sample of
the honest but uncultivated individ
uals who are ranked in 1'niriaul as
"the lower h'orders." The man's name
was John, and it was with John that
the unhappy Julia was in love. It was
not because he was a coachman that
Julia loved him. It was not for his
good looks. It was not for his accom
plishments. It was because he was a
man a biped walking on two leers
ami because lie was the hrst vomit?
member of the male species with whom
Julia came in contact on her return
from a Catholic school, in which she
had received her education.
The routine of tho school had been
wearisome, the avenues which lend to
sentiment had been close guarded, and
the idea ot anything like romance
carefully excluded. No wonder that
on her return she flew delightedly in
to the first indiscretion that presented
itself to her view, the only indiscre
tion was John and John was selected
It was so romantic, so delightful, bo
When Jon was informed of the
state of affairs, when he was told by
Julia that he was her affinity, that tha
yearned for him, he giggled, blushed
and Raid "he'd be blessed now if it
'warn't as good as a H'inglish play ;'
and ended in yearning in return, and
calling Julia his affinity.
Poor fellow, you should not blame
him you know well some of you do
know how it is youselves.
Stolen interviews, stolen kisses, etc,
etc., etc., followed, and then them they
took to writing letters. Poor devils.
One of John's epistles stained with
tears was found under Julia's pillow
and the murder was nut.
The chambermaid found the letter.
She read it and blushed. Then she
wondered what she had better do with
it ti,a , i. ... u. i .1 t
. It. .1.-11 DUO 1 l-lllUMl lOUt. BUU
I heiself had hoped to win John, aud
then she took it to her mistress Mrs.
, who read it and reread it, then
she cried and told her husband.
That highly respectable member of
tha Board of Trade was shocked. He greatest solicitude is never to give of
was indignant; he would turn her out ; tense to any one, is a gentleman by na
of the house ; no, he wouldn't ; he . ture aud species, though he may never
would lock her in her room; no, he ' have worn a suit of broadcloth, nor
wouldn t; he would send her to a nun
nery ; no he wouldn't, he would, he'd
do something. And he did.
He called Julia into the library and
told her that he knew of her engage
ment to John. Did she know the con
sequences? She would have to turn
washerwoman, for John could not sup
port her, and ha certainly would not.
Julia was heroic. It was so romantic,
you know, and Julia expressed herself
ready tor any emergency.
"Very well my dear, when do you
intend to get married ?" Julia didn't
know, but hoped (John would have
said oped; that it would ho soon.
"The sooner the better my dear, but
as you can't well go the stable to see
John, and as it is necessary that you
should be thrown into his society and
get to know him, you had better ask
him to diunei to-day." This was put
ting a 'new phase on the' matter. It
wasn't romantic a bit, but Julia did
her father's bidding and bid her lover
to the feast.
Dinner time came. Julia was dress
ed like well, Solomon, in all his glo
ry, was not arrayid like unto her.
John had got on his best suit of livery
"mounted liis best duds." Ilia face
was like unto a boiled lobsier, and ho
"mopped" it every few minutes with a
huge yellow silk handkerchief which
his mother had given him before he
left homo. Dinner was served. The
old folks sat at the entls of the table.
Julia on one side, and John on the
other. It wasn't romantic a bit, and
John looked well Julia since confi
dedtly remarked to tho writer, who,
by the way, bus assumed John's place
in her affections, that he looked awtul.
He sat on the edge of his chair, wiped
his face with his napkin, ami his
mouth with tho yellow handkerchief
aforctaid, ho broke one plate, two wine
glasses, and upset a dish over the dre.-s
I of Mrs. , and then mid lie thought
lie had hetter go and after the 'orses.
How Julia did laugh as she told the
writer of the circumstance.
"But did you find out at the table
that you didn't really care for him?"
"Of course 1 did.
"Then vou don't love him now?"
"Whom do you love?"
What said Julia ? "I ain't agoing to
tell, but vou will see a marriage, no
tice hy and by."
"T. Dodson" of Madison county
irginin, in announcing his platform,
as a candidate lor the Mate Semite,
snvs :
I am in favor of discouraging celiba
cy by every means in the power Legis
lature. A heavy tax should be impos
ed on all old ImchelorM, old maids mid
childless married people, for the pur
pose of raising money to support our
free schools. I would also rcqu'rre per
sons, who desire the luxury of second
marriage, to pay a tax i about two
hundred and fifty dollars on their
license, the money to go U the school
fund. As a further penal' v for celiba
cy, I am in favor of appropriating
the property ot all persons who never
marry, tor the bencht ot the tree
The singing of swans has been sup
posed to be a fiction ; but John A
Hialtalin, an Icelander, writes to Na
ture that he has olten heard them sing
ill one of the firths of estern lee
land, where hundreds of them emigre-
crate. In the morning and evening
their singing is so loud that it can be
heard miles away, and the mountains
on both sides ring with the echo of it
for each individual seems to join in
i;i the chorus. The singing has not
the slightest resemblance to the cack
ling ot geese or the quacking of ducks,
It is clear and full, and has a metalic
ring. The notion that the singing is
sweetest just before the swan's death is
prevalent in Iceland. Their nests are
in small inland lakes or tarns, only
one pair nesting at a single lake.
A Venkrable Typo. The Leba
non, Tenn., Herald, says that there
a man named William . .Harry em
ployed as compositor in the oflice of
that paper, who completed the ninety
first year of his age on the 16th of
March. On the day before and the
day after his birthday, the old gentle
man did a full day s work. He is at
his case promptly at seven o'clock, and
puts up his six thousand a day without
trouble, ihere is no pecuniary neces
sity for his laboring at all, and he sets
type purely from lovo of the art which
he has followed so long. He comment'
ed to set typo in 1798 seventy three
years ago aud lias continued at the
business ever since. Tho venerable
gentleman is still hale and hearty
He is held in high esteem by the pro
pnetors and attaches ot the othce,
The subjoining paragraph, clipped
from an exchiuiKO, is a valuable little
vtrlume in itself:
"No man is a gentleman, who, with
out provocation, would t eat with in
civility the humblest ot his species
It is vulgarity for which no accom
plishment ot dress can ever atone,
Ihemanwh) desires to make every
one around him happy, and whose
ever heard of a lexicon. Ihere are
: men in every throb of whoso hearts
i there is solicitude for the welfare of
mankind, and whose every breath is
perfumed with kindness."
An individual is told of as doing
business in one of our markets who is
down on customers who don't Bpak
properly. 'What's cgus this mooing?'
asked a customer. 'Eggs, of course,'
replied the dealer. 'I
mean how do
'Sho !' savs
they go ?' 'Go where ?'
1 the customer, getting up his fury :
'what for eggs?' 'Money, money, sir!
or good endorsed credit,' answered the
the dealer. 'Vn't you understand the
English language, sir? says the custo
mer. 'Not as you mix and mingle it, I
do not,' responded the egg vender.
'What is the price per dozen
for your eggs?' 'Ah ! cow you talk,'
says tho dealer, eighteen cents a dozen
is the price, sir.'
It is seldom that statesmen have the
opportunity of choosing between a
good and an evil still more seldom,
that they can boast of that unfortu
nate situation where, like the gieat
Duke of Marlboroun, they are per
mitted to choose between two things
that are good, liis grace was hesita
ting whether he should take a prescrip
tion recommended by the Duchess:
"1 will be hanged," said she, "if ii
does not cure you." Dr. Garth, who
was preseut.iiistantly exclaimed, "Take
it then, your grace, by a'l means, it is
sure to do good ouo way or the other."
A sick man, fclightly convalescent,
recently in conversation with a pious
friend, congratulating him nnou his
recovery, and asking him who his liv
sician was, replied : 'Dr. - brought
me through. 'o, no, said his friend
'God brought you out of your illness,
not tho doctor.' Well,' replied he,
'ruuvbo he did. but I am certain tlie
dector wi'l i liar;- mc lor it,'
The Oldest Man.
From a Pittsburgh Paper.
In 1814, when Pittsburgh was but a
village, an old man named Jacob
ournais, then aged about seventy
years, came here from Canada, and af
ter a brief sojourn, he proceeded to
New Orleans in a keel -hunt. That
old mau died last Saturday in Kacas
City, at the age of 134 years. Fonr-
nais was probably the oldest man liv
ing. He was a Canadian Frenchman
by birth, but for more than u century
he was u hunter and trapper m tho
mploy of the fur company, one of
the I1 rench vot'tgeurt, as they were
He was never sick, and only a few
minutes bhefore he died was walking
about the room. He said to tlie fami
ly in the morning that he would "nev
er see the sun co down again," and
just before sunset the machine stopped
and the old man was dead.
His age was entered on the census
roll last year as 134 years, which is M
near as from the best evidence it could
be fixed.
His recollection of important events
was very good, and, as he was an illit
erate man, his excellent memory
held to isolated occurrences, not of
history, as obtained from reading
books. This, while it mnde his infor
mation fragmentary and unsatisfactory
us to the history of that early period
of hid life, yet afforded the best evi
dence as to his great age.
He said he was working in the woods
on a piece of land he had bought for
himself, niar (Quebec, when VV olfe was
killed on the Heights of Abraham.
This was September 14th, 1759, and
from what he told of his life previous
to that, must then have been over
twenty-oue years of age. Thinking
he might have confounded Wolle with
Montgomery 1775 he was question
ed fully, but his recollection of names
aud incidents was too distinct to leave
any doubt, and the some account had
been given to others long before.
Another event A'hich lie remember
ed well, aud which he seemed ahvavs
to look upon as a good joke, was that
during the occupation of New Orleans
by (Juneral Jackson 1814-15 he
hud been refused enlistment "because
he was too old." The old man often
told this with great glee, lie must
then have been about eighty years old
He accompanied the expedition of
Lewis and (Jlark in their explorations
uf the Mississippi and the discovery of
the Columbia Kiver in 1803-7. His
experience during the trip makiiig hi.u
a valuable man to the fur company he
was afterward employed, as we have
stated, until thirty years ago.
i' or the past seven or eight yesrs
the old man's recollections of faces
were often at fault, but his memory of
events aud incidents seemed as strong
as ever liko pictures in his mind
and this retention ot occurrences was
the great help in determining his age.
The last thirty years of his life w ire
passed in quiet and comfort. Ho pre
ferred liviug by himself, and always
had liis own house, where he kept his
pipo and tobacco pouch, und such
things as were articles of .comfort to
him, mostly such as he had from his
residence with the Indians not for
getting his rosary and a few religious
pictures which hung above his bed.
He was very neat in his person, clothes
aud housekeeping, and up to the day
of his death attended in summer to his
tobacco plants and his cabbages. One
of his greatest desires was to see a rail
road, and when the first locomotive
came screaming into the bottom near
Kansas City, which was in full view
of his house, he was nervous as a child
until he visited it. He then expressed
himself satisfied, saying lie "cotud tell
(iod he had seen a railroad' anil nev
er after expressed auy curiosity on
the subject.
Truly Kansas City could boast of
having the "champion old man."
Have the courage to discharge a
debt while you have the money in
your pockets.
Have the courage to do without that
which you do nut need, however Utuch
your ejes may covet it.
Have the courage to speak your
mind whenever it is necessary you
should do so, and to hold your tongue
when it is nrudeiit you should do so.
Have tlie courage to speak to a
friend in a "seedy" coat even though
you are in company with a rich one
and richly attired.
Have tho courage to make a will
and a just one.
Have the courage to tell a mau why
you do not lend him iiianey.
A few friends will go and bury us,
affection will rear a stone and plant a
few flowers over our grave, in a brief
period the little hillock will be smoth
ered dovn, and the stone will fall and
neither friend nor stranger will be con
cerned to ask which one of the forgot
ten millions of the e.irth was buried
there. Every vestige that wo ever liv
ed upon tho earth wi'l have vanished
away. All the little memorial of our
remembrance the lock of hair en
ceased in gold, or the pi rtruit that
hung iu our dwelling, will cease to
have the slightest interest to uny living.
A Romantic Courtship.
A student who had compleed his
studies, anil was commencing his pro
fessional life under very favorable aus
pices, was on his way home late iu the
autumn to make a little visit to the
j paternal roof. It was in old times,
when the only mode of conveyance for
travelers was the stage coach. Among
his fellow passengers in the coach was
a young lady of very agreeable person
and manners, who first attracted his
notice by her kind consideration for
an oldwomuii, who she assisted into the
coach at the wavsido inn. In the
course of the day the gentleman be
came pretty well acquainted with the
young lady, whose name ho ascertain
ed was Mary V . He began to
feel a strong interest in her, and it
would seem from the result that the in
terest was in some degree reciprocal.
In the course of the conversation that
they held together in the stage, and
also walking up certain long hills,
where such of the passengers as were
so disposed got out to relieve the
horses, they learned mutually manv
particulars of each other's parentage
and history, so that as the day passed
on they began to leel somewhat like
old friends.
During the afternoon a rain storm
came on. I h road became wet and
heavy, and the n ogress made was slow.
The sky was overcast, and darkness
supervened at an early hour, while the
stage was yet several miles fiom the
village where it was to Btop. As the
wheels went on plowing through the
mud atid ruts, the passengers became
uneasy, for the driver had no light,
The young lady, however, evinced so
much calmness and composure as
greatly to increase the interest which
the student felt for her. ihe danger
was real as the event proved, for just
as the coach reached the top of the
hill, the wheels on one side went off
the edge of the road into a ditch aud
the coach overturned.
The student called out to the pass
engers to lie as still as possible, and
to get out quietly, one by one, from
the openings in the side of the conch
which was uppermost. Ho was him
self near the door on that fide, and
was the first to escape. He then assist
ed the otlieis by feeling, for it was so
utterly dark that noihiug could be
seen. The young lady camo next but
one. The road was so wet anil muddy,
he said, that she could not step in it.
and sho must let him carry her to the
bank on the side. She consented.
So he took her in his arms and be
gan to carry her across the muddy
road, feeling his way in the utter drak-
ncss, made more intense by the trees
of a forest that bordered the road. She
yielded herself so readily to his grasp,
and reclined her head so confidingly
upon his shoulder that he was encour
aged to Whisper in her eur, " Mary, are
you engaged to be married ?" She nn
swered, "No." "Are you willing to be
my wife?" "Yes." He sealed the prom
ise with tho usual little ceremony, and
then placed his prize on a flat stone by
the roadside, the white surface of which
r fleeted the sky sufficiently to make
its from just visible, after which he
went back to assist tho other passen
gers. They were married, und the lady
afterward often told her friends that
she always had the most agreeable as
sociations with the idea of the upsetting
of a stage-coach, though they could
not imagine why.
It is a curious fact that our hat and
cap manufacturers in different locali
ties, use ditlereut sizes of hats and caps
as standards. Boston and the East
ern Slates use the smallest sizes, New
York and tho Middle Slates use tho
medium to largest sizes, and Chicago
and the Western States require the
largest sizes. Goods manufactured for
one market can uot be he sold for the
other, only in exceptional cases. The
South use a shape peculiar to them
selves and to a large size.
The false shame which fears to be
delected in honest manual employ
ment; which shrinks from exposing to
the world a necessary and honorable
economy; which blushes more deeply
for a shabby attiro than for a in an
action, und which dreads tho sneer of
the world more than the upbraiding of
of conscience this false shame will
prove the ruin of every one who suf
fers it to influence his thoughts and
How many a kiss has been given,
how many u cure, how many a caress,
how many a look of hale, how many a
kind work, how many a promise has
been broken, how many a soul lost,
how many a loved one lowered into
the narrow chamber, how many a
babo has gone from earth to heaven
how many a little crib or cradle stands
silent now, which last Saturday night
held the rarest treasure of tho heait?
Two good-natured Irishmen, u a
certain occasion, occupied tho same
bed. In the morning one them in -
quired of the other : 'Ditinis, did von
hear the thunder last night?' 'No,
Pat; did it really thunder ?' 'Yes. U
thundred as if heaven ami arth would
(time bouitlitr. it ov iti tuu uivii nun
.vi... :.. .i:..:i .1.:..
didn't yo wako nio, for you know I
it t "'api '.vh't' i! Ihiinde.'i.
Recovery of
a Wedding
A few months ago a story was cur
rent in the New York journals to tho
effect that a signet ring, bearing tho
monogram "P. K. had been discover
ed by a fisherman in the entrails of a
a codfish caught in Trinity Bay, N.
F. The fisherman, John t'otter, kept
the prize iu his possession until recent
ly, wheu he was requested in a istter
from tho Colonial Secretary to send
or bring the ring to St. Johns, as he
had received letters trom a iamuy
named Burnain, in Pool, England,
that the ting once belonged to Paulino
Burnain, who was one of the several
hundred passengers of the Allen
steamship Anglo Saxou, which was
wrecked of! Chance Cove (.iN. .J in
1801, the said Pauliue Burnain being
a relative of theirs. The fisherman
in whose possession the ring was,
brought it to St. John's and presented
it at tho Colonial Secretary's oflice.
The man of fish was introduced to Mr.
Burnain whom the Colonial Secretary
had sent for on the fisherman's arrival
The ring was immediately identified
by Mr. Burnum, who called it hia
mother's wedding ring, which she had
always worn since her marriage in
Hudersfield, England, in the year
18-16. The ring was accordingly giv
en up to Mr. Burnani, who rewarded
the fisherman with bank notes amount
ing to fifty pouuds sterling.
The Rov. Rowland IP11, in a con
versation on the powers of the letter
II, where it was contended that it was
no letter, but a simple aspiration or
breathing took the opposite side of
the question, and insisted on its being,
to all intents and purposes, a letter ;
and concluded by observing that, if it
were not. it was a very serious affair
to him, as it would occasion his being
ill all tho days of his life.
A Pennsylvania paper tells of a lo
cal preacher who received for his sala
ry this year nothing but a curry comb,
a" keg of varnish aud two dozen clothe s
pins. henever his children cry
with hunger he gags them with a
clothes pin, scratches their stomachs
with a curry comb, and lays on a coat
of varnish.
A letter from Berlin states tliat
three of the leading Freemason lodges
of Berlin have issued a manifesto to
the other lodges in Germany urging
them to break off all intercourse with
the French lodges, on the ground that
the latter liave violated the fundamen
tal principle of freemasonry, via: non
intervention iu ecclesiastical aud po
litical affairs.
A beggar, cne day, said to the Em
peror Maximillinn, 'We are all chil
dren of the same Father,' as an incite
ment to bestow alms. The Emperor
gave him a trifle. 'This is a very lit
tle for a monarch, said the beggan
'True,' replied tho Emperor, 'but if
every one of your brothers gave you
as much you would bo richer than I.
Tho other day Mrs. Muggins, find
ing her self unwell, sent for a doctor,
and in the presence of Muggins and
her medical man, declared her belief
that he (Muggins) had done it. "I
didn't do it," shouted Muggins; "It'a
all gammon, she isn't poisoued. Prove
it, doctor open her ou the spot, I'm
There never was a wit at the bar so
ready as Cnrran. Upon one occasion,
when he had laid down some points
which did not find favor in the eyes of
the presiding judge, Lord Clare said :
'If that bo law I may as well burn my
books.' 'Better read them, my lord,'
replied Currau.
A severe hail-storm in Nences coun
ty, Texas, recently, stampeded a drove)
of cattle, which trampled upon each
other aud their herders, killing or dis
abling a considerable number of the
animals, aud badly injuring the men.
Tho Boston Traveler has a notion,
that suicide, like other crimes, ruus in
strata. One timo it is a strata of poi
son, again of hanging, again of drown
iug, throat-cutting or what not. Now
it lias reached tho coal-oil formation.
Tho largest organ iu the world ia
now building in London for the Hall of
Arts and Sciences of South Kensing
ton. It will have one hundred aud
eleven sounding stops ludepeudout of
fourteen couplers.
An Irishman recently soliloquised.
'What a waste o' money to be buying
mate when you know tho half of it is
bone, while you can spind it for rum
that hasn't a bone in it.'
Tho young lady who thought that
the gentleman who raised his hat most
frequently to her in the street was her
best bower, has beeu left with a lono
A L'ctitlemau who ban lived for manv
years iu sight of the ocean says it is
an uudcuiublo lact that the viciuity of
1 tho C always makes a Lilly location
. . , . w .
. A man in a buggy, m West irg.u-
'' )vus chttscd 8omo ,mles h? a mtle-
, euano.
Ballimoro lias
I ,RX inhabitant.
a church lo rv?ry