Newspaper Page Text
Rates of Advertising.
One Square (1 Inch,) onelnserHon H M
Ono Square " one month J 00
One Square " throe months.-- H 00
OneH.pmrn " one year 10 W
Two H'innrps, one year IS W
iuart-rC"l. " '
Half ." " MOD
One " " 100 W
Business Cards, not exceeding one Inck
In length, 10 per year.
Legal notice at esUbliirH-d rates.
These rates are low, nnd no deviation
ill be imi'le, or discrimination among
patrons. The rates ottered are audi,
will make it to the ml vantage of men dot.
business in the limits or the circulation of
the Miner to advertise lilierallr.
TERMS, $2.00 A YEAR
Ko Subscriptions reerivod fur a shorter
period than tlireo months. -
Correspondence solicited from all purU
of the country. No notice will bo taken of
Marrlagoa and Doitth notices lusortod
f rut l.
"Let us have Faith that Right makes Might; and inthat Faith lotus to tho end, daro do our duty as wo understand it."--LINCOLN.
VOL. IV. NO. 30.
TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1871.
S2 PER ANNUM.
tyfo forest gttjmMta. .
U rVBLWUED KVKIIT TCESDAT, BT
W. It. DUNN.
DfflM In Krox' Building. Elrx Street
x: o. ch t.
rTot every Wednesday evening, at 8
If JL o'clock.
W. n. DUNN, W. C. T.
M, W. TATE, W. S.
EWT03 FKrTIS. MILKS W. TATB.
PETTIS & TATE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Jlwre, TIOShJSTA, PA.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Oil City. Pa.
Will practice In the various Courts of
Korcst County. All business entrusted to
ait rnra will receive prompt attciUl.n.
W. V. Mason,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. OlllcoonElm
Street, above Walnut, Tionesta, Pa.
C W. Gllflllan,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Ve
nango Co., Pa. tf.
N. B. Smiley,
ATTORNEY aT LAW, Petroleum Cen
tre, Pa. Will practice iu tho sevoral
Courts of 1'oreHt County, 35-ly
W. P. Mercilliott,
Attorney at L w .
KEAL ESTATE ACSEXT.
TI ON EST A, PA.
CLAR.K & FASSETT,
A TTOItXEYS A T LA IF,
WAllUEJf AND TIDtOrTE, PA.
THE UN HERS ION El) bavin associ
ated themselves togcthor in the prac
tice of law, otTer tlicir professional serv.ccs
to the public.
Ilusincss nrnmntlv attended to In all 'ho
courts of Warroii, l'orcst and adjoining
JUHITja B. CLARK, D. D. FASSETT,
Wurrou, Ta. Tldiouiu, Pa.
MITTEL. Proprietor, Elm St., Tio--
ne-ita. Pa., at tho mouth of tho crock.
"Mr. litle lias thoroughly ronovntod the
Tionesta Houun, and ro-furnishod it com
pletely. All who patronize hlni will bo
well ontertainod at rooaonahlo rates. 20 ly
D BLACK PROPRIETOR. Opposite
. Court IIouho, Tionesta, Pa. Just
iipenod. Everything now and clean and
fresh. Tho best of Honors koit constantly
on band. A portion ot the public patron
-go in respectfully solicited. 4-17-lv
HMONESTA, PA., opposite tho Depot.
A C. 1). Alamo, Proprietor. Uooa sta
kling connocted with the house. tf.
, ' Syracuse Houso,
fTMDIOUTt' Pa.. J. A D Maoer, Tropic
X tors.- Tho houso has been thoroughly
rclittod and is now in the lirst -class order.
" with tho bost of accommodations. Any
nforinatlon concerning oil Territory lit
Unto point will bo choorltillv turnlsiic).
-ly J. A D. MAUDE,
T OWER TIDWUTE. Pa.. D. 8. Rams
Ji ikki. it Son Prop's. This houso having
been routed is now the most ilosirablo stop
ping place, in Tiiliouto. A good Dilliaid
Jloo.il oltaoiiod. 4-ly
TRVINETON, PA. W. A. Hallonbaek,
. Proprietor. This hotel is New, and is
,3 open as a first class house, situate at
nejuuctioitaof the Oil Creek A Allegheny
liver and Philadelphia A Erie Railroads,
(lpoaite tlio Depot. Parties having to lay
ver trains will tind this tho most oonven-
rnt holol in town, with first-class aeeooi-
uodationa and reasonable ohaigos. tf.
W Dr. J. L. Acorrb,
3I IYSICIAN AND SURGEON, who has
I bad tiltoen years' experience In a largo
ana suwesstin practice, win attenit an
Professional Calls. Olllce in his Drug and
Grocery Store, located lu Tidiouto, near
IN HIS STORE WILL BE FOUND
A full assortment of Medicines, Liqnors
Tobacco, Cigars, Stationery, Olnss, Paints,
Oils, Cutlery, and line Groceries, all of the
best quality, aud will be sold at reasonable
II. R. BITRGESS, an experienced Drug
gist from New York, has charge of tlio
-noro. ah prescriptions pui upuucuruiuiv.
SLOAN & VAN GIESEN.
Corner of Church and Elm Streets,
This firm 1b prepared to do all work In
lis lino, and will warrant everything dona
at inolr shops to irive uausiuciioii, i iir
ticular attention given to
Oive them a trial, and you will not r
tret it. l -ly.
JOHN A. DALE, PRES'T.
HN A. PROPER, VIC t PRUT. A. H. tTEILt, CHR
Tioueuta, Forost Co., Pa.
This Rank trans;u:ui a General Ranking,
I'olloctiiur and Exchange Ilusiness.
Iiratls on the Priucijial Cities of the
United States and Kurope bought ana sold,
;t.i and Silver Coin and Govcrmnenl
Boi-u lit Les bonirht and sold. 7-M llomU
ttonv, ruJ on tlio most tavorublo terms,
1 ut'rekt ullowe 1 ou time deposits.
Mr, , tC
li Tt f
th Knrwt Itopubilorn
T a. winnffT. n,-fw.
uca. w. miiirtitMiK.
1). LKTIlKllHiib, Trt-M.
HE SUPERIOR LUMBER CO.,
MANUFACTURI R-J OF
ine Lumber, Lath, Shingles &c.
M ilia on Tionesta Creek, Forest Co., Ta.
Yards k Office tor, 12A I Bail Road Sts.,
I. D- DlTHRIDQI
FORT PITT GLASS WORKS.
Established A. V. 1827.
Dithridge's xx Flint Glass
Silvered Glass Reflectors.
Those chlmneyn do not break by heat.
Ask for Dithripqkh. Tako no other.
New Hoarding Mouse.
MRS?. S. S. II I.'LINGS has hullt a large
addition to her house, and is now pro
pared to accommoilato a number of perma
nent boarders, and all transient ones who
mav favor her with their patronage. A
good stable has recently been built to ac
commodate tho horses of guests. Charges
reasonable. Kesidouco ou 1-lni St., oppo
site H. Haslet's store. lis-ly
Jos. Y. Saul,
PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Sad
l dler. Three doors north of Holmes
House. Tionesta. l'a. All work is war
DR. J. N. HOLARD, of Tidiouto, lias
returnsd to his practlco aftor n ab
sence of four months, spent iu tho Hospi
tals of New York, whom h" will attend
alls In bis profession.
Ollice in Kiirexu Drue siore. an door
ibove the bank, Tiiliouto, Pa. 4!tf
at the Store of
D. S. KNOX, & CO.,
Elm St., iouesta Pa.
We are In daily receipt 01 the argMtand
MOST COMPLETE stock
EVER. BROUGHT TOTHISMAIKET
BOOTS & SHOES i
which wa are determined to sell regardless
House Furnishing Goods, Iron, Nails,
Machlno tools, Agricultural Implements
Ac, 4e Ac, which ws offer at greatly re
FURNITURE! FURNITURE ! !
of all kinds,
ES, Ac, Ac, Ac
la ENDLESS VARIETY. Call and see,
D. 8. KNOX, A CO.
rfl AGENTS WANTED ! Just nut:
f)UU tlio latest best and cheapest Map
of 't'ennsylvaiua. gi nis iiuiku money
on our Maps, Charts, htuiionci v packages.
, .ni.i t I I 1! A' It.
flt-, lull piu'iia ,
11REC11T, Empire Map and Chart Estab
lishment, 107 I.ihrriT rJtrnoi, N. V. SO-41
Dt. tMTHnilUJK. r-ft
Amelia waved her fan with glee,
And being In a playful mood,
She gave tho airy toy to mo
And bado mo flirt it if I could.
Tho pleasing toll I quick begnn,
Rut Jealous pangs iny bosom hurt.
"Madam, I cannot flirt a fan,
15ut, with your leave, I'll fan a flirt."
BY T. J. CHAMBERS.
Oh. I loved in mv voulh a ladv fair.
For her azuro eyes and her golden hair."
High and clear, the sweet tcnar
voice rung out through the bracing
frosty air. It wag an October morning;
the woods were glorious in crimson
and gold, the Holds were white with
frost, and tho wind, cool and delicious,
blew eeutly Irom the west, carrying
health and strength to frames dcbilitu
d by summer's sultry heat.
"W ho is thut singiiig," called Ida
Miller, from tha boughs of a Chestnut
tree, to her cousin Lou, seated uuder
nenth, gathering up the bright nuts as
'I don t know : it s some fellow over
in the next field. lie's a good singer,
ope be won't come along this way.
Give that bough auother bhake, Ida,"
Ida aid so, and the nuts cams down
n torrents. Deeply absorbed in gath
ering thctu into her basket, Lou Mil-
er did not look up until her cousin
called out agaiD, iu a half frightened
''Lou as sure as you live, that fellow
is coining directly towards us; ho sees
the limbs shaking, I suppose, and
wants sonic chestnuts, lie s a young
man in a brown, suit, with a gun on
his shoulder, and oh! so good looking."
flush, lie 11 Imar, said .Lou. "Uoiue
down, quick, before he gets here."
"iNot J," replied Ida. "I enn t cct
down, without climbing all the way
back along this slender branch. 1 in
going to hide in the leaves until he
Oh, Ida, come down, he 11 see you,
anyhow, and a pretty figure you'll cut,
perched up there like a squirrel ; come
down, quick," coaxed Lou.
"1 won 1 1 tell you ; I ve got a se
cure resting-place, aud I'm goiug to
Meauwhile the stranger approached
and saluted Lou Miller with a grace
ful bow aud a pleusaut "good morti-
ing," which the ludy returned as iirace-
lie was wonderfully good-looking;
at least so thought little Ida Miller,
surveying him from her airy out look.
A tall erect form, brown huir, glossy
and curling; frank laughing blue eyes;
and handsome lips adorned by a
drooping, light brown moustache. Sur
veying the branches overhead, his eyes
caught the iigure of Ida hid among
the leaves, liaising his r.tie to his
shoulder, he said, laughing.
"Is that luwlul irauie, or do your
laws iu this Slate forbid the shooting
ot such rare and beautiful birds?"
"Our laws forbid it, certainly," Blie
Poor Ida was covered w ith confusion
when she found horself discovered, and
in eudeavoring U change her position,
her feet slipped from the main branch,
and she only saved herself from full
ing by grasping a rlender branch with
both hands. This bent with her weight,
aud she fouud herself swaying betweeu
Heaven and earth, but tortunately
only a low feet from earth. The youDg
man caught her in his arms, aud de
posited her safely on solid ground.
Between fright and shame, the poor
girl was speechless ; she could only
glauce shyly at the stranger, while hot
blushes dyed her face and neck.
Tho young man regarded Ida's rosy
face with undiigused admiration. Nev
er, he thought, had he seen any one
half so lovely. Her short, curling
hair, black as, jet, hung in picturesque
coufuaiou over neck aud forehead ; her
cheeks were red as June roses; while
the great brown eyes above them were
half tilled with tears, and the scarlet
lips beneath parted in a bewitching
smile. Her small, but round and
graceful figure, was clad in a noquett.
ish walking-dress, revealing feet and
ankles of exquisite mould and fairy
like proportions, Lou broke the em
barrassing silence by bursting into a
ringing laugh, in which the others
"You must not undertake climbing
agaiu, my girl, or you will be certuiu
to bieak your neck," said Lou.
"But the chestnuts I'd only got
one branch shtikeu, repled Ida rulul
"Well, we must let the squirrels
have lucui, 1 suppose.
"JJy no moans ladies, caul tho
stranger. "1 am a good climber, and
will L'ludly shake tho trco for you, if
you wish it."
"Wo would be much obliged to you,
but tho troublo would be too great.
"No trouble at all, I assure you," he
said, taking oil' his coat ; and in a mo
tnent ho was gliding up the tree w ith
the case and agility of a squirrel. The
bright nuts came rattliug down like a
shower or hsi', and sion 1rx jrmini
was almost covered. To gather them
up was a work of time, and I am
afraid that the young man did but lit'
tie good in filling the basket, for he
kept up mc J a continued conversation
that they gave but little attention to
the business on hand. And I think
that little Ida almost lost her tender
heart as she watched his haudsome
face, and listened to his pleasant, mu
sical voice. The baskets were filled at
laBt, however, and the young ladies
were ready to go home.
"Can you tell me whero Dr. Miller
lives?" asked the young man, throwing
his rifle on his shoulder, and taking a
good long look at pretty Ida.
"I ought to be aide to do so, as he is
my father," laughed Lou.
'Your father? Then you are my
cousin, Louisa," said the stranger, in
a pleased tone. '
"My name is Louisa; but I don't
think you can bs my cousin, as I uev
er saw you befojo."
"Yes you havfe, but you have for
gotten me. I an Itafo Darrel cous
in Rafe, whom you used to play with
when you were a very young lady, in
short dresses. I have been in foreign
countries for.tci years, so of course
you don't recognize me."
"But I do now. Your eyes and
smile are just tie same. Oh, cousin
Rafe, I am jo v4"y glad to see you af
ter all those yelrs," and they shook
'Is this youn sister? asked liafe
looking at Ida, and holdiug out
"My cousin, Ha Miller, my father's
nieco, aud thercfro uo relation to you.
I have no sister.'
"I hope we shall be friends, Miss
Ida, if we are not cousins,' said Rafe,
pressing her little hand, and smiling
down on her blushing face.
"Of course ju will go homo with
us, Rafe?" aske Lou, with cousinly
"Yes, I ran dovrhere from the city
for a week's shooting, this beautiful
weather, and I intend staying at your
father's if you will tolerate me.
"We will be glad euough to hava you
there. And we must be going, for it
is uearly dinucr time, and this bracing
air gives one an appetite."
"It does indeed. I, at least feel a
strong desire to taste some of my aunt's
excellent dishes." .
Dr. Miller and his wife were greatly
delighted to see their favorite but long
absent nephew, and gave him a bois
terous welcome. The doctor was a re
tired physician, living on an elegant
farm not far from a Targe city. 1Io-hs
a jovial old man, disposed to take l ife
easy. His daughter Louisa was his
only child, but he loved his brothers
orphun, little Ida, as much as he did
his own child and treated her the same
iu every respect.
The'weather continuing clear, cool,
aud delicious, Itafo Darrel enjoyed
some fine sport among squirrel and
quail, which were exceedingly plenti
ful in wood and field ; but in spite of
these attractions, he spent a large por
tion of his time in the house, or in
walking with the young ladies. I sus
pect that Ida's brown eyes and cherry
cheeks influenced the handsome young
man a good deal.
But the course of true lovo never
does run smooth; and ere long he dis
covered that he had a rival in the per
son of a stalwart young farmer named
John Gordon, who walked in the par
lor one evening, dressed in his best.
Darrel saw at ouce by his manner, that
he was little Ida's "beau." The knowl
edge did not please him aud he retired
to his room iu a fit of the sulks.
"What the mischief can she sea in
that booby to like ?" he said confiden
tially to his pillow. "But what differ
ence does it make to me? Am I in
love with this litllo country maiden?
Yes I am ; and would marry her to
morrow, if she would have me? Aye
there's tho rub will she have me? I
believe she would learu to love me, if
that confounded fellow would keep out
of the way. Certainly she doesn't
love him, for he's ugly as sin. I guess
I had better wait a while, and see how
matters go on; and if she isn't actual
ly engaged to that fellow, I'll cut him
out, by Jove, if I can."
With which consoling reflection he
went to sleep.
Another week pnssed without Par
rel having decided whether or not he
could "cut out" the young farmer.
Sometimes he teased Ida about him,
but she speedily got into a bad humor
and vowed that she rated nothing at
all for him which Darrel, with his
knowledge of woman, could not be
lieve. une morning, being in a particular
down-hearted mood, he took his riflo
and started. fur the woods to renew his
acquaintance with the squirrels. He
hud not coue far ero vocic were heard
which he recognized at belong to Ida
aud Iter lover.
"All's fair in love and war," hesaid
to nimscit, aud approached as near us
lie dured ; lie trcuched behind a log,
aud peered through the foliago at the
lovers it such they were. J'hey were
seated on a fallen tree trunk; Ida's
laco was averted, but Cordon s wore an
expression of mingled anger and or
"You liktd m well enough," ho said
in a reproachful voice, "until that fel
low from tho city camo down here. I
suppose you think you'll get him now,
and mav-be you can ; but it's my opin
ion you'll get no great prize, anyhow."
"You are no gentleman," retorted
Ida, angrily, "in slandering an absent
person. I uever expect to get Mr. Dar
rel ; but that is no reason w hy I should
"I didn't mean to say anything
against him ; I don't know anything
about him ; but, ah, Ida, he doesn't
love you as 1 do. Only think how we
played together as children, and how
1 havo loved you ever siuce, caring
uothing for any one else."
"I am sorry for you, John, if you
love me as you say, replied Ida, gent
ly, "but I can never care for you only
as a friend, and it would be wrong to
" on uever can love me as I love
"I never can, John."
"Then good-bye," said the honest
fellow, raising to his feet, and holding
Ida's hands in his, while his eyes filled
with tears, met hers. "I shall never
troublo you auy more. I am rough
aud ugly. I know, but I loved you tru
ly. Will you let me kiss you once, for
the first time and the last ?"
"As a friend you may, John," said
Ida, pitying his sorrowful face.
"As the only woman I shall ever
lovel" hesaid passionately, catching
her to his breast for a moment ; then
released her and disappeared without
Darrel pitied the poor youth sincere
ly, but at the same time his heart beat
high with joy of renewed hope, and
approaching the spot where Ida was
seated, he sat down by her side, Tho
beautiful girl blushed scarlet and
would have fled, but he detained her
by clasping her hands in his own.
"I met your friend, Mr. Gordon, a
moment ago," said Rafe, mischievous
ly, "and he seems to be terribly down
cast about something. What ia tho
matter with him?"
"How Bhould I know?" replied Ida,
trying to withdraw her hands.
"But he was talking with you ; I
heard your voices. He looked like
I fancy a man would who has proposed
to the woman he loved aud has been
rejected. Did you refuse him?"
"Why do you ask?"
"BecaUM 1 think you treat him bad
ly, little girl. He ia a good fellow, and
loves you devotedly. If you knew
how you hurt his feelings, you would
not treat him so."
"It seems to me you concern your
self a good deal about that man a af
fairs," said Ida, growing indignant
and almost ready to cry, "what differ-
does it make to you 7
"Well, my darling, I love you so
myself that I can feel for others who
love you as I fear I do. hopelessly.
Dear little Ida, can you ever care for
me any, or must I, like poor Gordon,
kiss you ana depart lnreverf
Ida gazed earnestly upon him for a
moment; then, sobbing with joy, she
threw her arms around bis neck and
hid her blushing, happy face on Ida
"That's right, little girl," said Rafe,
"Do you know when I held you in my
arms under the chestnut tree, I vowed
that they should be your resting place
"And I loved you at first sight, too,"
confessed Ida, shyly.
"Even so, darliug. If we do not
love at first sight, we never will love
at all," said Rafe, kissing her lips.
with which little bitot very doubt
ful philosophy we will leave them.
Smith met Brown the other day.
Smith is Brown's new neighbor. And
Smith said: "Mr. Browu this is your
wife's birthday, I understand; won't
you allow me to make her a little pres
ent?" "Certainly, Mr. Smith," said
lirown; "you are very kind, out this is
quite unexpected; you are quit a
stranger, you know." "Never mind,"
said Smith; "that's no reason why we
should not be on friendly terms. And
so they went into a convenient jewel
er's, and Smith brought a very hand
some locket for 50, which he presented
to Brown to be presented to Ins wife,
with the congratulations of neighbor
Smith. Wheu the locket came to be
paid fur the generous but absent-minded
Smith had forgoiteu his check book,
but Brown was ilusli, and accommo
dated him They parted a few blocks
from the store, to whichSniith returned,
and was paid a commission of five dol
lars ou the sale of the locket. He still
owes Brown the principal. Mrs. Smith's,
birthday is mxt week. Brown is
looking for Smith to give him something
to take home to hm wile.
A professor, who felt a little rheu
malic, lav down on a lounge, and re
quested his friend W. to rub him after
. ...i.. i i i.:...
llie movemeui cure siy ic. w. uimiuw
ou tho chest. 'How hollow it sound.--!'
baid K., who was looking on. 'That's
nothing, aid W. 'wait '.ill 1 get to his
Sir Boyle Roeho was arguing for the
habeas corpus suspension bill iu Ire
land. 'It would surely ho bettor, Mr.
Speaker,' said he, 'tq give up not ouly
a part, but if necessary. ven tho wholp,
of our constitution, in rrevrv the, remainder.'
A Wedding in a Baggage Wagon.
Tho St. Louis Democrat of a recent
date, says :
The rapidity with which marriage
lies are dissolved is equalled only by
the facility with which they are form
ed. A case of swift marriage occurred
yesterday morning. William Culp, a
young farmer of about twenty-two,
living near Bunker Hill, Illinois, hail
won the affections of Mejvina Sawyer,
a beautiful milkmaid of tho same
neighborhood, and his parents not fan
cying his choice, the young people con
cluded to defy fate aud elope. Taking
the midnight train they arrived in
East St. Louis, at which place they
met a fisherman, who told them that if
they were bent on getting married,
Justice Jccko was the man to put them
through in the shortest possible time.
They came across a baggage wagon, iu
charge of Vim. Muuduy and II. L.
Mullony, and chartered it for a trip tc
St. Louis. Arriving on this side of
the river Jong before olhce hours, they
were driven around town until six
o'clock, wheu they halted up iu frout
cf Justice Jecko's. The Justico was
enjoyiug the delights of a morning
snooze, but on beiug aroused came
forth In hisdrcsiing-govvn and inquired
what was the matter.
"Here's a couple of spring chickens
that want to get spliced," answered
one of the drivers of tho wagon.
The Justice looked at the young
man, and saw at once that he was from
the rural districts. He asked him how
old he was, and tho bridegroom, rub
bing the place where the whiskers
ought to be, said he was "plenty old
enough to get married." The bride
had "n ft pair of shoes that resembled
tho last remains of a camrt-moctins. '
and a bonnet that might have been
brought from runs in a balloon. Her
hair was disarranged, and she looked
as though she had just come out of a
"Mies, I think you are too young to
get married," suggested the Justice.
"iSo, 1 am t; 1m nineteen l in o'J
enough and big enough both."
1 1 he young couple were sworn bs to
their age, and th.5 statements being sat
isfactory, they were told to 6tand up.
Ihe ceremony was over in halt a min
ute, the baggage-wagon men acting as
witnesses, and then the happy couple
made a bee line tor the river, lntentt-
ing to return at once to Bunker Hill.
lue young man remarked, as he was
wheeling away, thai ta? "dil' om.
durn what tho old man might say now
as he had got what ho came after.
The following reasons ara given why
the nine of diamonds is called the
"curse ot Scotland :" In the distracted
state of the country during the reign
of Mtirv, a man, George Campbell by
name, attempted to steal the crown out
of Edinburgh Castlo. In this he was
unsuccessful, but managed to abst.act
nine valuable jewels, and escaped sale
ly to a foreign shore. To replace these
a heavy tax was Juid upon tuecouutry,
which the poor, oppressed people
thought so great a grievance that thoy
termed it the curse of Scotland ; and
until very recently, the card itself bore
the name of George Campbell in the
Highlands. Another explanation re
lates to the woll-knowu massacre of
Glencoe. The maudate of this cruel
deed was signed by the eldest son of
the Earl of Stair, who was at the time
Secretary of State for Scotland. The
coat of arms belonging to this family
bears nine diamouds ou its shield, and
the people, not daring to stigmatize
the master of Stair as the curse of Scot
laud, applied it to his armorial bear-
nigs. Aim still anotner explanation
relates to the battle of Culloden, which
extinguished the hopes of the Stuart
party, aud was at the time considered
a national curse. The Duke of Cum
berland, who was known to have been
a gambler, is said to havo carried a
fiack ot cards in Ins pocket, and when
io had won the famous field, he took
out the uino of diamonds and wrote his
account of tho victory on it.
It is a striking fact that tho dying
never weep. Iho sonoing, the neari-
broakint; agony ot the circle ot Irtcuds
around the death bed, calls forth no
responsivo tears from tho dying. Is it
because, he is insensible, and still' iu
the chifl of dissolution? That cannot
be, for he ttfcks for his father's hand as
if to gain struglh in the mortal strug
gle, and leans on the breast of his
mother, sister, or brother, in still con
scious affection. Just before expiring,
he calls the loved ones, and with quiv
ering lips says : "Kiss ine!" showing
that the love which he has ever borne
in his heart is still froh and warm. It
must he because tho dying has reached
a point too deep for earthly sorrow, too
transcendent for weeping. They are
face to face with highrr and holier
things, with the Father iu Heaven and
His angels. There is no weeping in
that blessed abode to winch he is has.
teuing. A man who married a buxom Irish
n-allv to l.lin h -i ror of bis moth
er and sister, made tho following do
fence: 'If I married au American
girl I must havo an Irish girl to take
cara of her, and I canuut afford to
support both of them.'
Ao eximii'ive hoo! Womanhood.
A Family Remarkable for Twint.
Near Jamestown, Rnssel county,
Kentucky, there lives one of tho most
remarkable of families. Mr. James
Jeffries, lately attending the United
States Court at Louisville, as a juror,
tells the story. He says that he was
married before he was seventeen years
old, his wife being only five months
younger than himself. They livod
together seven years without children,
when his w ife gave birth to twins, a boy
and a girl. In the fifteen years which
followed nineteen children were born
to the happy couple, each of tho fint
three births being twins and each subse
quent birth alternating between twins
and single births until fifteen years
were accomplished and nineteen chil
dren composed the family circle, seven
pairsof twins being born during tha
time. Mr. Jeffries is only forty -five
years old and is still youthful in ap
pearance nnd very stout. His wifa
never had better health in all her Ufa
thau at present, though she will uot
weigh a hundred pounds. Her great
est weight at any time was 110 pound.
The boy of the first twins now weighs
1G3 pounds, the girl 123 pounds. AU
the boys who aro grown have mado
large men; the girls are of good siza
and all the children healthy. But
five out of nineteen have died. Mr.
Jeffries has ten brother?, all of whom
are large men, and within the families
of these eleven brothers there are thirty
seven pairs of twins, making seventy
four twii. children; to say nothing of.
the hot of single births. Five of M
Jefl'ries's children are married,
added to all those singular fact not'
withstnding the absence 'lvery
locks ou his head, ho -u0 Erand
father of five childreJ.
Thcro was ' "3vine of CWeaso,
She nu' UP licr mlnd to let law B !
jviis wicked old tramp
Kicked over a lamp,
And away on the winds wont Chlcagp.
A man iu Le Roy. New York, was
recently divorced from what the resi
dents of that place regard as a most
estimable wife, and shortly afterwards
married in Omaha. Last week lie re
turned to Le Roy with his new spouse.
whereupon ine citizens, io me, uuuiuw .
of five hundred, armed themselves
with guns and dragging a cannon to
to the frout door ot ine nouso wnoro
.1 1 1 .1 ...... HAtnimlml IfpTtt
IHO WCUUeu ytlll ntio vj.. 1" - ;
up an incessant roar from the cannon
cral hours. Onlha hunday lollowiug
the couple visited a church and occu-
nlrt.l inula in tl.B elioir. but thev had
no sooner seated themselves than tho
members of tho choir vacated, and tho
result was that the singing was dono
in the lower portion of the church.
ThreaU were afterwards mado t tho
man that if he remained in the village
until Monday night he would be treat
ed to a coat of tar aud feathers. Ho
heeded tho waruinu and with his Oma
ha wife quitted tho town ou Monday.
A certain caravan orator at a fair,
after a long yam descriptive, of what
is to ho seen insido, generally wind
up by saving: 'Step in, gentlemen,
step in. Take my word for it, you will
bo highly delightod when you get out.'
Digby, tho other day, found somo
money in the street. 'Ah!' said he,
with a knowing look, 'papers hava
been saying that money's tight, but I
would u't havo believed it, if I badn't
found it in the gutter.'
Bears are to be found in immense
miml..iMmi f h A disks, mainland. Thev
are of enormous size but do not evinco
the ferocity of the California animal.
It is a fact that ooutact with civilization
increases the forocty of Bruin aud hi
Never chow your words. Open tho
mouth and let tho words come out. A
student once asked : 'Can virchu, for
tiehude, gratichude or quiechude dwell
with that mau who Is a strauger to
A School teacher read ; 'Let your
loins be girded, and your light burn
ing,' aud asked tho qucstiou, 'Why
are we commanded to gird our loins?'
Ouo littlo shaver saug out, 'To keep
your breeches up.'
After hi extraordinary expericuco
with the gentler sex, it is no wouder
that Brigham Young should not fear
what man can do unto him..
Balloouists should bo made amcna
bio to somo other law besido the law of
Only tweuty-five thousand Commu
nists still reu.uiu to be tried.
A Maina damsel rowed eight inilei
in an hour uud a quarter.
Hair pins to luatch tfie color of tho
hair are couiing into vogue.
An English lady under forty has
just buried her sixth husbaud.
The nation w hich produces the most
marriages must bo fusciuatiou.
Tho best agricultural fair aro far
Whou is the wind like a uowspapor?
Wheu it putfi.
The best share in a farm Tho
I plough share,
Mset for rep?utanc TonjH bf.