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VOL. V. NO. 12.
TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1872.
$2 PER ANNUM.
MILKS W. TATK.
PETTIS St TATE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
A Itn Street, T ION EST A , JM .
ATTORNEY AT T.AW, OH City, Ta.
Will practice In the various Courts of
Forest County. All business entrusted to
all ears will recolvo prompt attention.
If, W, Muni! Qoorgt A. Jenlu,
TlMMta, P. Ilroukvillf, P-
Mason A Jenks,
ATTOltNEYS AT I. AW. Oluen on Elm
Street, above Walnut, TlonosUi, l'a.
C. W. Gllflllan,
TTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Ve
L nango Co., l'a, tf.
J. . HARRIS, I). D. rASSKTT,
HA11RIS C FASSETT,
Attorney! at Law, Tltusvllle Penn'a,.
PRACTICE In all tho Courts of Warren,
Crawford, Forost and Venango Coun
W. P. Mercllllott,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR AT LAW
Tionesta, l'a. Oflleo on Elm Street.
The professional services of tho Hon. H.
I. Johnson can be secured through mo if
desired in any business entrusted to imp in
Koreat Co. Collections promptly attended
to. Also Real Estato Agent.
, KKWTON riCTTia.
i TT ITT Eli, Troprlotor, Elm St., Tio-
il nesta, l'a., at tho mouth of the creek,
Mr. lltlo has thoroughly renovateil tho
Tionesta House, and re-furnished it com
' pletely. All who patronize him will bo
wall entertained at reasonable rates. 20 ly
D BLACK l'ROPRIKTOR. Opposite
Court House, Tionesta, Pa. Just
opened. Everything now and clean and
fresh. The boAt of liquors kept constant I y
on hand. A portion of the public patron
a,4 is respectfully solicited. 4-17-ly
HMONKSTA, PA., opposite tho Depot,
J- C. 1). Mahio, Proprietor. Uood Sta
bling connected with tho house. tf.
rpiDIOUTE. Pa.. J. A 1 Maoick. Proi.io
A Kirs. Tho housri has been thoroughly
reutieu ami is now in tno nrst-eiass order,
with tho best of accommodations. Any
nforination concerning Oil Territory ut
uus point will oe ciieeriunr rurnisnou.
-ly J. AD. MAUEE,
T OTVF.Tt TIDIOUTE. Pa.. TVS. Rams.
JLi vr.KU A Son l'rop's. This house having
neen rented is now the most iluHiralile stop
ping place in Tidioute. A good Billiard
xioo.u aiiaciicd. 4-1 v
' TRVINETON, PA. W. A. Itallenback
. 1'roprietor. This hotel is Mow, and is
iiw open as a first class house, situate at
ne junction of the Oil Creek A Allegheny
liver and Philadelphia A Erio Railroads,
pposite the Depot. Parties having to lay
ver trains will llnd this tho most oonvoii-
nt hotel in town, with first-class ae.com
nodntions and rcasonablo eharges. tf.
Or. J. L. Acon-b,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, who has
had lifteen years' experience in a largo
1 and successful practice, will attend nil
Professional C4fo Otllce in his Drug and
Grocery Store, kiatcd" in Tidioute, near
IN HIS STORE WILL BE FOUND
A full assortment of Medicines. Liquors
Tobaoco, Cigars, Stationery, lilass. Paints.
Oils, Cutlery, and tine Groceries, all of the
best quality, and will bo sold at rcasonablo
II. R. BUROESS. an experienced Drum
p 1st from New York, has chargo of the
tore. ah proscriptions put up accurately
JOHN A. DALE, PRCt'T.
HNA. PROPER, VICE PREST. A. M. STEELE, CASHR
Tionesta, Forost Co., Pa.
Tliis Bank transacts a General Banking,
Collecting and Exchamro ltusiness.
Drafts on Tho Principal Cities of the
United States and Europe boughtand sold,
Gold and Silver Coin and Government
Securities bought and sold. 7-30 Bonds
converted on tho most favorable tonus.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
SLOAN & VAN GIESN.
iCornor of Church and Elm Streets,
This firm Is preparod to do all work in
ita line, and will warrant everything done!
at their shops to give satisfaction. Par-
ticular attention given to
Give them a tiiul, and yoi will not ro
gret it. ia-ly.
Lloyd & Son,
WATER STREET, TIONESTA, PA,
ITAVE JUST OPENED un extensive
FLOUR AND FEED,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Which they offer to the public at rates as
low aa can be ollcred by any other estab-
Moment In town. Uivo us a call before
TT8 Republican Office
"''EEPS constantly on hand a large as
IV sortmont of Itlauk Deeds, Mortgages,
riubpueuas, Warrants, Suiniiioiis, Ac. to
besolj '.Jicap for cash. tf.
D. W. CLARK,
(COMMISSIONER'S CI.EUK, FORKST CO., TA.)
REAL ESTATE AGENT.
HOUHES and Lota for Salo and RENTI
Wild tandn for Sale. 1
I have superior facilities for ascertaining
tho condition of taxes and tax doeils, Ac.,
and am therefore qualified to act intelli
gently as agent of those living at a dis
tance, owning lands In the County.
oillco in Commissioners lioom, Court
House, Tionesta, Pa.
4-41-ly. D. W. CLARK.
now. pmuitnnr, PmL
T. A. WRMIITT B r.
OKO. H'. 1HTHHIIMIK.
U. IMTIIKIDUh, TroM.
THE SUPERIOR LUMBER CO,,
Pine Lumber, Lath, Shingles &c.
Mills on Tionesta Creek, Forest Co., Fa.
Yards k Office tor. L'd & Bail Road Sis.,
Jos. Y. Saul,
PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Rad
dlor. Three doors north of Holmes
House, Tionesta, Pa. AH work is war
I. D. DITIIRIt!
FORT PITT GLASSWORKS.
Established A. D. 1827.
Ditliridge's xx Flint Glass
Silvered Glass Reflectors.
Those chimneys do not break by heat.
Ask for DiTitniDOES. Take no other.
DITI1RIDGE A SON,
cw Hoarding House.
MRS. S. 8. HULINGS has built a largo
addition to her house, and Is now pro
pared to acconiniodateanumborof perina
nont Isiaiders, and all transient onus who
may ravor her with tholr patronage. A
good stable has recently been built to ac-
eommod.'ite tho horses of guests. Charges
reasonable. Kesutonce on lAm St., oiipo
sito 8. Haslet's store. lUl-Iy
S. S. JONES
GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE
KUNORDLINGER & CO.
AVKjiiKt brought on a complete and
and everything necessary to the complete
siock oi a nrsi-ciass Grocery House, wmcn
lliey nave opened out at their establish
ment on Elm (St., first door north of M. E,
oiiaiM, r nulla,
AND VltO VISIONS OF A LL KINDS,
at the lowest cash prices. Goods warrant
ed to bo of the best quality. Call and cx
amine, anil we believe we can suit von.
N. KL1NORDLINUER i CO.
Jan. 9, 72.
A 31 1 It A 1 1 U !
Mr. Samuel Roll, of W. E. Schmortz C
Co.. wholesale iioot auu nhoe Alanutaour
era, 31 Fifth avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., has
been aft ted with chronlo rhoumatish for
tliiitr j-ars, from his right hip to his foot.
havijf to use a crutch and a cano, at times
so in in as to utterly incapacitate him
fro4T attending to his business. Having
inm overy romeay known, without eltect,
except CHlliland's Pain Killer, he was
finally induced to trv it. A second annlii
tion enabled him to lay aside his crutch,
aim a unru clln'tcil a iicrmaneutcure. Air,
lieu is a popular ana well-known citizen,
is a living monument of the eil'acaoy of
that great medical discovery, Gilliland's
Pain Killer. The atllicted should ask their
grocer or druggist for it, and try its won
derful power. Mr. Gilliland, we under
stand, wants a respectable agent in every
town and county for it. The principal of
fice is at 7- Third Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa.
AGENTS WANTED Hound canvass
of postage on receipt of 75 cents, and ex
culsive territory granted on the
PICTORIL HOME JUBLE.
Contains over 'MX) illustrations. Is a com
plete Library of liiblical Knowledge. Ex
cells all others. In English and German.
Win. Flint A Co., Phila., Pa. 27-4t
BOOT AND SHOE
IF YOU WANT a perfect fit and a good
article of Hoots and Shoes, of the finest
ii. ii. Mi-cAxc ira,
39 CENTRE STREET, OIL CITY, PA.
KCrSutisfuetiou uuaranteed. - 33 tf.
Troublesome Change Making.
A German woman soon signaled the
car, and the conductor spiung the
bell. With gravity walked up to the
woman after she was seated, nnd held
out his hand for her fare. The Ger
man woman gave him a three cent
piece and two pennies. The conduc
tor put the three-cent piece in his vest
pocket, and dropped the pennies in a
sido pocket of his overcoat. Then
turning to the lady he said:
"1 want another cent, madatne.
"I gave you five cents," she replied.
"Ever since the Fourth Avenue
Railroad hns existed tho fare on this
line has been six cents," replied the
"Well," answered the woman, "I
haven't got another cent." After some
hesitation sho added, "Have you any
"I can change anything, mad a me,
from twenty-five cents up to an eleven
dollar bill," said the conductor.
Thereupon the German lady banded
him a fifty cent stamp. He took the
stamp between his teeth, and counted
out a handful of pennies into the wo
man's lap. She counted them very
carefully, and then looked up into his
"Haven't you made a mistake?"
' Just hand the pennies back here,
then," the conductor said, holding out
his double hands.
The German woman took up her
dress with ono hand and ladled out
the pennies with tho other. The
conductor then counted them over,
and threw them back into the lap say
ing: "That's all right forty-four
cents, and six for your fare is fifty.
What's the matter with you?"
"Yes," returned the woman, "but I
want five cents more."
"No you don't," be replied. "Tho
fare's six cents, and you've got forty
four cents in your lap. That's all
"Well, give me back tho five cents
that I gave you before, then," said the
woman with a touch of asperity.
This apparently dumbfounded the
conductor. He remembered that the
woman had given him five cents, but
the thing had become so intricate he
seemed at a loss to know bow to
straighten it out.
"I gave you a three-cent pieco and
two cents," the woman said.
The conductor nodded, but rubbed
his head as though endeavoring to
comprehend and unravel tho whole
momentary mystery. His face bore a
troubled expression. Finally be got
"Well," ho said at last, "give me
back those pennies."
The woman scooped them into his
hands, and ho dropped them into his
pocket. He then fished up the fifty
cent stamp and passed it to her, with
the words. "There ruadame, there's
your fifty cents." In another uecoud
lie took out a threu cent piece from
his vest pocket, saying, "And there's
your three cent piece," and in five
seconds more, "There's your two pen
nies. I don't know whether they're
the two indentieal pennies you gave
me or not, but I guess they'll do." By
this time the troubled expression had
left his countenance. Richard was
Addressing the astonished woman
with great dignity, the conductor said :
"Now, we'll begin over again. Your
fare, madame," with his bands on his
The lady laughed and again tender
ed him the fifty cent stamp. He pock
eted it with tho remark, "As counting
specie seems to bother you, madame,
I'll give your change in 6tamps,"
which he did. New York Paper.
According to the daily reports of
the JNew xork papers, that city is be
coming an extremely dangerous place
for the sojourn of strangers. With a
police force of fully 2,200 men, gener
al lawlessness and murder are increas
ing to an extent that is alarming, and
in certain quarters of the city it is ab
solutely unsafe fur any decent person
to venture. The record of last week
is thus summed up by the New York
Times: During tho week which eud
cd Saturday eight dead bodies were
found floating near the docks, an un
known woman was found dead in the
street.and a prominent German citizen
mysteriously disappeared. In nearly
every instance these persons were foul
ly murdered, else their bodies would
not have borue the marks of bludgeon,
tho knife or tho pistol. If we add to
this list two cases of murder in which
the anto viortem testimony of tho vic
tims has already proved the guilt of
their murderers, and tho numerous
murderous assaults which have occur
red during the week, some of which
may yet end fatally; we have a record
of crime and violence which hardly
any other city cf Christendom can
Boys and girls! try to spend at
least au hour a day with some good
pleasant book. An hour seems but a
little time, yet an hour a day for ten
years will give you 3.G50 hours, or
three hundred days. Nearly a year of
good reading ! Think about this.
"Sorry He Did Not Learn a Trade."
A young man, well dressed and of
prepossessing appearance, called at
our office recently and inquired in
great earnestness if we had employ
ment of any kind to give him for but
a few days, if no longer, as he was a
stranger in the city, out of money ,and
unable to pay for a few days' board
and lodging. He further stated that
he was a book-keeper, but after a dili
gent search, he had found no one who
wanted any help in that line, nor
could be obtain employment at any
thing that he felt competent to per
form in a satifactory manner. The
postions of clerk and book-keeper, be
said, were all filled, and applicants
for them far in excess of the demand.
"I am sorry," said he, "that I did not
learn a trade."
The appeals of the young man ex
cited our sympathy, but requiring no
further assistance in the office, we were
compelled to reply to his eager ques
tioning that we could not employ him.
The door closed after him, and he
again went out to continue what, in
all probability, proved to be a fruitless
search for employment. But his words
lingered behind him, and, as we sat
musing on them, recalled to mind the
oft-repeated expessions of the mechan
ic, in which he reproves himself for
want ot foresight in selecting an occu
pation. Here I am doomed, he says,
to toil in a shop, at work which is
hard, affording but poor pay. Jjike a
dog.I must come at the call of a whistle,
or like a servant, obey the summons
of a bell : had 1 studied book-keening
or entered a store as clerk, I might
have been leading a much easier and
more pleasurable life.
In the cases cited, wo find each one
dissatisfied with his selection, and wish
ing to exchange places. And the dif
ficulty at once presents itself, ns to how
we suall decide tor lliem and the class
es they represent, so that the seeming
mistakes in selection mav oe remedied
We acknowledge we are unequal to the
Food, clothing, tools, machinery,
houses, ships, and an almost endless
variety ot other things are continually
iu demand, which require tho labor of
farmers and mechanics; while that
class which makes exchanges (mcr
chants) is of uecessily comparatively
few in number, and, therefore, needs
but a small force of assistants. The
necessities of the millions of earth re
quire by far the largest number of per
sons to be employed in agriculture
and manufactures. Whenever then,
through pride or nny other motive,
parents disregard the law and encour
age their sons in seeking after situa
tions, as clerks, book-keepers, etc.,
rather than to engage in those pur
suits for which there is always a natur
al demand, there must be a correspond
ing amount of suffering as a penalty
Hence wo find the so-called resnecta
ble occupations arc glutted, while the
mechanical branches are suffering
through the lack ol skilled laborers.
An advertisement for a clerk will
quickly bring to the office door a small
army of applicants of all sizes and
ages, while the want column mav
plead several days for a good mechan
ic, and fail to meet with a response.
"Sorry be did not learn a trade."
Let apprentices and journeymen, who
may be bewailing their lot, at once re
solve to thus lepine no longer, but by
hard study and closo application mas
ter their trades, and having done so,
demand a fair compensation. Then
by adding to skill, honesty, punctuali
ty and economy in expenditures, there
need be no feur that they Khali be
compelled at any time to beg for
sufficient employment to pay for a
day's board and lodging. Coach
A Louisville lady who belonged to
that species of huaian kind the elder
Mr. Weller told the younger to beware
of, hearing that one Kcmpcrdick, an
apothecary, had circulated etories to
her discredit, determined to resort to
a cowhide, and went to bis shop for
that purpose. The gentleman in ques
tion, however, rather turned the tables
upon her by taking the weapon away
and with it giving her the cut direct.
She next resorted to the tumblers and
syrup bottles, which appertained to
the soda water fountain of the estab
lishment, while he ungalluntly knock
ed her down and gave her tho most
unkindest cut of all. Tho lady then
left the shop, and dared him to come
out into the street. He accepted the
challenge, and she began to box his
ears. Tho gentleman of drugs, irrita
ted by this unkind treatment, proced
ed to kick her in the stomach, where
at she departed.
The following we call pretty "good
doings" for a country editor:
"The lady (?) who yesterday called
the attention of another to our patch
ed breeches, whereat they both laughed
so heartily, is informed that a new
pair will be purchased when her hus
band's "little bill" is settled ; it has
been due nearly a year. Don't criti
cise a printer's dress too closely while
wearing silks purchased with money
due him. Tell your husband to send
us 823.70 at ouce, and eavo tho cost of
an entire suit."
Students' Duels in Heidelberg-. .An
American the Champion.
A letter to the Chicago Tribune
from Heidelberg contains the follow
ing: The largest corps student that ever
appeared in Heidelberg was an Ameri
can, who came here an average sized
man, and went away something won
derful to behold, and having the hon
or of being the best drinker, and also
the best duclest in Heidelberg. So
you see America bears the palm here
as every-where else. He fought some
thing like a hundred duels, and never
got defeated till nearly tho last ono
he fought, when he got his nose almost
cut oil'; but nothing daunted, he step
ped up to his adversary, holding his
nose with his hands, and challenged
him to another duel, which was ac
cepted. They fought, and the indom
itable American, the hero of a hun
dred duels, came out ahead, to the
great gratification of all his admiring
friends. He is considered to have
beeu the greatest man in Heidelberg
(which he certainly was as regards
size), and his name will probably be
handed down from generation to gen
eration, and looked up to as something
superior, something almost immortal,
by the students.
The house which they use for their
duels is situated a short distance out
of town, and when a duel is going on
sentinels are placed communicating
from the house to the town ; but this
is entirely unnecessary, for, although
the duels are against the law, yet they
are winked at by the authorities ; in
fact, tho inhabitants are rather proud
of them than otherwise, and would be
very sorry if they were put a stop to.
The student who took me to see the
duels, and myself, started at about
half-past ten in tho morning, and
walked for about fifteen minutes. We
arrived at the house, nnd after intro
ducing me to all of bis corns, we sat
down by a table, and talked and drank
beer, and waited for the duel to com
mence. The duels are arranged so that there
are duels on three days of the week,
whether a provocation is given or not.
The way of it is this: The director
of the duels takes the names of the
members of the corps in regular order
and pairs them oft, and they are com
plied to fight, although they may be
tho vary best inends in the world, or,
perhaps, even relations. So you see
that when a fellow goes into ene of
these corps he is compelled to fight,
although he may be a very peaceable
fellow; for, as I said before, they don't
wait for a provocation, but fight any
way. The swords that they fight with
are made of a long and very thin
piece of steel, which bends very easily,
and is as sharp as a razor, so that thu
least touch leaves a mark. The stu
dents are cut up horribly, and somo
of them are really disgusting to look
at, their faces are so frightfully scar
red. Last Friday I saw four duels. Each
pair fought for a quarter of an hour,
unless the doctor declared one of them
too badly hurt to fight it out for thnt
length of time, when, of course, the
opposite party was declared victor.
When a student got cut, the students
all walked up and examined it in the
most unconcerned manner possible.
The Director wrote down in his book
how long a cut it was, uud also how
deep it was (the longer and deeper it
whs, the more the sufferer was thought
of) ; and the doctor washed it outaud
tho duel continued, unless the student
that was cut was unable to do so, when
he was declared to be tho loser; and
the next duel went on in the same
manner. All this reminded me very
much of a barber shop, with tho bar
ber calling put "Next," when his chair
There was considerable fun at a
representation of "Komeo and Juliet"
iu a wretched little theatre during the
first French revolution. Madame Do
liarnie, the Juliet of the occasion, was
lying dead on tho tombstone. It was
ruining torrents; a drop came through
the roof and fell on Juliet's nose; she
niado a face; another drop fell on her
eyelids ; she winked. It was a faeiul
expression not taught by Delsarso.
Finally she took to wutehing the drops
and dodging them. Tho audience
caught the idea and sympatized with
"Look nut, Mrs. Juliet," said one
fellow, "there's a whopper a coming
"Mind your eye!" said another.
"Madame," suid a third, rasing,
"will you accept tho uso of my um
brella?" Of course tho tragedy cuded iu a
Tweuty-fivo or thirty years ago Rev.
Charles 6. Finney, now l'resideut of
Oberliu College, was carrying on u
series of revival meetings in some
Eastern city, Boston, we think. One
day a gentleman called to see him oil
business. Mr. Fiuuey's daughter, per
haps five yeurs old, answered the bell.
"Is your father in?" asked the stran
ger. "No," replied the demure, little
maiden. "But walk in, poor dying
siuncr ! Mother can pray for you."
In the Saddle.
A cavalry camp immediately after
rcvillc, says Gen. Custer in his "Life
on the Plains," always presents an ani
mated and most interesting scene. As
soon as the rolls are called and the re
ports of absentees made to headquar
ters, the men of the companies, with
the exception of the cooks, are employ
ed in tho care of horeses. Iho latter
are fed, nnd while eating are thorough
ly groomed by the men, under the
superintendence of their officers. Near
ly an hour is devoted to this impor
tant dutv. In the meanwhile the
company cooks, ten to each company,
and the officers' servants, aro busily
engoged preparing breakfast, so that
within a few niinutea after tbe horses
have received proper attention break
fast is ready, and being very simple it
requires but little time to dispose of
it. Immediately after breakfast the
first bugle call indicative of the march
is tho "General," and is the signal for
tho tents to be taiten down and every
thing packed in readiness for moving.
A few minutes later this is followed
by the bugler at headquarters sounding
"Boots and saddles," when horses ore
saddled up and the wagon train put in
readiness ior "pulling out. t lve min
utes later "To liorse" is sounded, and
the men of each company lead their
horses into line, each trooper standing
at the head of his horse. At the words
"Prepare to mount," from tho com
manding officer, each trooper places
his left foot iu the stirrup ; and at the
command "Mouut," every man rises
in his stirrup and places himself in
his saddle, tho whole command present
ing the appearance to the eye of a
huge machine propelled by one power.
Woe betide the unfortunate who
through carelessness or inattention
fails to place himself-in tho saddle
simultaneously with his companions.
If he is not for this offence ngaiust
military rule deprived of tho services
of his horse during the succcding half
day's march, be escapes luckily. As
soon as the command is mounted the
"Advance" is sounded, and the troops,
usually in "column of fours," move
out. The company leading the ad
vance one day march in rear the fol
lowing day. The successive changing
gives each company an apportunity to
march by regular turn in advance.
Our average daily march, when not in
immediate pursuit of tho enemy, was
about tweuty-fivo miles. Upon reach
ing camp in tho evening the horses
were cared for as in the morning, op-
1)ortunitics being given them to graze
efore dark. Pickets wero posted and
every precaution adopted to guard
against a supriso.
We heard a story the other day that
is good enough to print. It runs thus
ly : Dukely Dodge was a noted char
acter iu this country a few years ago.
He was considerable of a sport aud
was always looking for a chance to
mako "an honest penny" by beating
somo ono at a game of 'draw poker.'
One day he picked up a fellow and
had just made arrangement for a quiet
sitting, when a big green-looking
countryman, who measured six feet in
his stockings, asked if they had any ob
jection to making tho game three-handed.
Dukely said, certainly not, iu
fact, he was glad of the addition to
the party as it would give him more
opportunities to 'fix' tlio cards. Tho
game had progressed but a short time
when Dukely in dealing, gave the
countryman four qcens, and the other
four kings, reserving for himself four
aces. Of courso tho betiing was live
ly. At last the countryman had his
whole pile on tho table, some 8330,
aud claimed a show for his money.
Dukely, who was one of the most po
lite men in the world, said certuiuly,
he should have it when tho country
man threw down his four queens aud
commenced to rake iu the pile.
Hold on, said the other stranger, I
can beat that.
What have you got? said the couu
tryman. I have got four kings.sail the stran
ger, aud he commenced raking down,
when the countryman hit him squurfi be
tween the eyes, knocking him about
ten feet, then turning to Dukely, at
the same time drawing back ready to
deal another of his slcdgo hammer
blows, ho said : now d u you, what
have you got?
Nothing, nothing sir! exclaimed
Dukely, throwing bis hand into the
pack, 'I was only blowing !' Thccuuu
trymau ruked in tho stamps.
Dukely afterward said, ho thought
that if a man was knocked ten feet for
having four kings that tho chances
were be would go through the sido of
the building if ho called four aces.
An old bachelor recently gave utter
ance to the following jeu d'ejirit: He
wus introduced to a beautiful widow,
of tho sumo name as himself. The in
troduction was in this wise: "Mr.
Evans, permit nio to introduce you to
Mrs. Evans." "Mrs. Evans !" exclaim
ed the spirited bachelor, "the very la
dy I havo been in search of for tho
lust forty year !"
The wife is tho sun of the social sys
tem. Unless the attracts thtro is
nothing to keep heavy bodies, liko
hutbands, from flying oft' into epace.
A terrible tale of a woman's frailty
and au injured husband's revenge
comes from Aikansas. A woman
eloped from her home about two weeks
ago. Her husband discovered her
flight on returning from his work
in the evening, and at once took his
rifle, mounted bis horse and started in
pursuit. Ho rode without food and
almost without rest for nearly two
days, when bo overtook tbe fugitives.
The betrayer of his family fired at
him, but missed. The avenger in a
moment knocked him from his snd
dlo disdaining to kill the seducer, but
reserving him for a more terrible pun
ishment, and seizing his wife, with on
iron grasp, despite her prayers for
mercy, gave her her false teeth which
she had left behind. His work of
vengeance done, the husband rode leis
It is not safe to trifle with the affec
tions of the factory girls of Providence
They aro expensive commodities and
if damaged have to be paid for at ru
inous rates. An imprudent but wealthy
bachelor of G'J was wont to rise at six
o'clock in the morning to walk to tho
mill with Julia Vallot. Julia became
sick and be gave her a pair of stout
shoes and lent her his book of mort
gages to read. Afterwards he took
her to rido and in an unguarded mo
ment the ardor of the venerable swain
led him to mako proposals of matri
mony. They were accepted and when
the ancient lover in his cooler momenta
desired to retreat and offered a dollar
to settle with Julia, ho found himself
caught iu tho gauzy meshes of Julia's
web. A suit for breach of promise
followed, and $14,000 was allowed by
her intelligent jury as tho value to
Julia of her venerable bachelor.
A touching incident is reported from
Chatanoga. Au utter stranger called
on a respectable farmer last week and
asked him if his house bad not been
robbed during the war. The farmer
replied that it had. "I," said the
stranger, "was one ef the marauding
party that did it. I took a little sil
ver locket." "That locket," said tho
farmer, bursting into tears, "had been
worn by my deur.dear child." "Here
it is," replied the stronger, visibly af
fected ; "I am rich ; let me make resti
tution ; here are 620 for your little
son." He gave the farmer a 850 bill
and received $30 in change. He then
wrung the farmer's hand warmly and
left. The farmer has since dried his
tears aud loaded bis shot-gun. The
$50 bill was bad.
The masculine intellect is taxed to
its utmost capacity when the mysteries
of the f'emalo gaib become involved
with tho other intricacies of jurispru
dence. A woman was shot lately in
California, and tho Coroner attempted
to illustrate tho courso of the bullet
through her corsets by putting this
strange devico around his waist. Ho
got it wrong sido up, wrong sido in
front, and wrong side out, and though
a married man, and assisted by tho
suggestions of several jurymen, he
couldn't get it right until an experi
enced reporter stepped up and neatly
adjusted tho bit of mechanism for tho
A Burmese potter, it is said, became
envious of the property of a washer
man, and, to tuiu him, induced tho
king to order him to wash one of bis
black elephants white, that he might
be "lord of the white elephant," which
in tho East is a great distinction. The
washerman replied that, by tho rules
of his art, he must have a vessel large
enough to wash him in. The king or
dered tho potter to make him such a
vessel. When made it was crushed by
the first step of the elephant in it.
Many times was this repeated ; and
tho potter was ruined by the very
scheme ho had intended should crush
An inveterate old beggar, who fre
quented a certain entry, was tolled in
to one of the offices by the inmates,
out of curiosity, to know what was in
his particular plea for charity on that
day, since he always had a new one.
On being pressed with the question as
to what wus really the matter with
him, he replied at last, "Well, gentle
men, I guess I've kinder lost my ener
An ingenious school ma'am in Iowa
punished a boy for kissiug the big
girls, by making him show how it was
done before tho whole school. It
didu't work well, however, for the idea
became altogether too popular at
Movo with the multitude in the
common walks of life, and you will be
unnoticed iu tho throug; but break
from them, pursuo a dillcrcnt path,
and every eye, perhaps with reproval,
w ill be turned towards you.
Thut compositor had bis own way of
puuctuatiug and spelling, and this is
the way he treated a familiar passage
of Scripture: "Tho wicked flea, when
no man purmeth but the righteous, is
as bold us a lion.
A box containing a black bear was
received ut an express office iu Sau
Francisco the other day ; outside was
this inscription : "Black Bare Ef
yew don't want to get bit, Lepe your
fingers out of the crax."
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