The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, November 23, 1871, Image 1

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TERMS—Two Dollars per Annum if paid
within the year; Two Dollars and
Fifty cents .after the expiration
of the year.
ADVERTISEMENTS-,—bne Square (10
lines) three insertions-,-$l-,500br
. each subsequent insertion, Thir
five Cents per Square. Aliberal
discount made to yearly adver
LOCALS.—Business Lo,ails Ten Cents per
line for the first insertion, Seven
Cents for subsequent insertions.
Vrefeszional Olards,
Office at •the Waynesboro' "Corner Drug
Store:" 'Dine 29—tf.
12, B. FRANTZ,
Has resumed the practice of Medicine.
OFFICE—In the Walker Building—near
—the-Bowden _House. Night calls should be
made at his residence on AraiirS • •
. joining the Western School House.
July 20-tf
iz_s_w_rv - mr - r_ry - , ILL M.,
Office at hisresidence;- nearly -opposite
the Bowden House. Nov 2—tf.
ILTAVING been admited to Practice Law
Wu at the several Courts in Franklin Coun
_ business entrusted to his care will be
-- promptly-atten
Mercersburg, Pn
)V y E s P ,
Will give prompt and close attention to all
business entrusted to his care. Otiice next
door to the Bowden House, in the Walker
Building. Duly 6
Practices in the several Courts of Franklin
and adjacent Counties.
N. B.—Real Estate leased and sold, and
Fire Insurance effected on reasonable terms.
December 10, 1871.
", t,
•Experienced in Dentistry, will insert you
:sets of Tc'eth at prices to suit the times.
Feb. 16, 1871.
(IFFE.RS his Professional services to the
Vcitizens of Waynesboro' and vicinity.
Da. STRICKiER. has relinquished an exten
sive practice at Mercersburg, bias
been prominently engaged for • u
years in the practice of his profession.
He has opened an Office in Waynesboro', the residence of George Besore, Esq., his
Father-in-law, where he can be found at all
times when not professionally engaged.
. July 20, 187L—tf.
r.- - ' •
'Can be found at all times at his office where
be is prepared to insert teeth on the best
basis in use and at prices to suit the times.
Teeth extracted, without pain by the use of
•chloroform, cather, nitrous oxid eggs or the
freezing process, in a manner surpngsPd by
We the undersigned being acquainted with
A. K. Branisholts for the past year, can rec
• ommend him to the public generally to be
-a Dentist well qualified to perform all ope
rations belonging to Dentistry iu the must
:.skillful manner.
Sept 29tfi
C. A. S. VNT 0 1., 'X' ,
Ja'Watches Repaired and Warranted.
101 - Jewelry Made and Repaired. - Va
July 13, 1871.-tf. _
E undersigned having had some ten
JL years experie.nce as a practical Surveyor
is prepared to do all kinds of Surveying,
laying out and dividing up lands, also all
kinds of writing usually done by Scriveners.
Parties wishing work done can call on, or
address the undersignedat Waynesboro', Pa.
feb 2—tf A. B. STOLER.
aE3 A. R 1B M _TZ, I lq" 0- I
/TIRE subscriber informs the public that he
IL continues the Barbering business in the
room next door to Mr. Reid's Grocery Store,
midis at all times prepared to do hair cut-.
shavings hatopoomng etc. in the best
style. The patronage of the public is respect
fidly solicited.
Aug 23 1871.
CONCAVE CONVEX spectacles, at
'Twas but a word, a careless word,
As thistle-down it seemed as light
It paused a moment in the air,
Then onward winged its flight.
Another lip caught up the word,
And breathed it with a haughty sneer;
It gathered weight as on it sped,
That careless word in its career.
The rumor caught the flying word,
And busy gossip gave it weight,
Until the little word became
A vehicle of angry hate.
And then the word was winged with fire,
Its mission was a thing of pain ;
For soon it fell like lava drops
Upon a - widely tortured brain.
And then another page of life,
With burning, scalding tears waeblurred
A load of care was heavier made;
It added weight, that careless word.
The careless word, oh I how if scorched
A fainting, bleeding, quivering heart;
'Twas like a hungry fire that searched
Through every tender, vital part.
How widly throbbed that aching heart!
Deep agony its fountain stirred.
It calmed—but bitter ashes mark
The pathway of that careless word.
A New York paper tells the following
romantic story which proves that "truth
is stranger than fiction :"
Within the past fortnight a romance
has been enacted in this city, which more
than realized the fine story of The Bohem
ian Girl, the facts of which have thus far
escaped the argus eyes of the reporters,
and which have been given us on the con
dition that we omit the names of the par
ties connected with the affair. Briefly,
then, the story is as followes :
Some fifteen years ago, a wealthy fam
ily, then residing in Union square, lost
their, Jittle daughter, a bright, beautiful
little fitiry, aged four years. She .had been
out with the nurse, wandering in the square,
and while she was engaged in taking,care
of au infant sister of little Saidee, the child
joined with several others about her own
age, and in company tripped hither and
on hrough the paths and over the green
When the nurse went back for the lit
tle one she was nowhere to be found. She
gave the alarm, and a most persistent and
thorough search was made in every di
rection. The police were notified, and
large rewards were offered for the child's
recovery, but all to no purpose. She could
not be tbund. That she had been kid
napped was almost a certainty, and the
grief of the parents can only be known to
those who have been placed in like cir
Year after year rolled by, and still no
tidings of the lost one, although the fath
er and mother never 'ceased to mourn, to
hope and to search. It was a sad night
to see the half frantic mother going about
among groups of school children, and start
ing suddenly as a bright face beamed on
her, that hadin it some slight resemblance
to the lost darling and fbr several years
she never allowed a little girl to pass her,
without scrutinizingly looking into her
face, hoping to find her own.
But the great antidote of time brought
its relief by degrees, and the keenest an
guish wore away from the hearts of the
mourning parents. Possibly some of our
readers may remember the excitement the
case created, and the newspaper com
ments upon it, but at all events this is the
story as related to us.
1\ ow comes the strangest, happiest part
The heart is like a : river,
Wherein the currents flow--
Oneto the future Watling,
On both the banks are roses,
Olv both the sun is cast,
Ilut.the current which is smoothest
Flows ever to the past.
Upon this ebbing ritrer
Some to the Future Sailing;
Some to the Long Ago.
Bringing, at their returning,
Relics we dearly prize.
Brought from those distant islands
Bound by youth's sunny skies.
Strange that the past remaineth
Shut in the hearts for aye—
Strange that we are willing
To•say to the Past goOd-bye,
The future is a shadow—
A cloud whose golden sheens
:. • • • • cloud look- !olden
That's in the distant seen
The Past so full of pleasure,
A rainbow bright, whose bow
Connects the present moment
With those of long ago.
A bridge we oft are crossing,
Passing the friends of old,
With faces fair and youthful,
- - . -: • • htsts _ old.
Strange that the gold must vanish
Out of the sunny httir,
Strange that silver spinneth
ets for th - e - , •
Strange that the wrinkles trample
Out the young faces bloom-
Life s a ows t. a in evenin_
Over bright pictures come
4)lifittilaneous patting.
of the story. A short time sinire, an or
gan-grinder made his appearance upon
ciur cit • accom anied b • a
beautiful girl abundance of s rig t
wide Imirr, who—p . ilayed--spon—the—tara .
bourine, and received the pennies that
were proffered in return for the music they
afforded. This, on account of the uncom
mon beauty of the fair tambourinist was
no-puny-sum. .
One day they were playing in front of
a noble residence on one of the new ave
nues above Central Park, when the, mis
tress of the mansion chanced to look down
upon them from the parlor window. There
was something in the face of:the girl that
fascinated her. Going to the window she
handed a few pennies to the girl, who ap•
proached with her tambourine.
Their eyes met again. The rich lady
called her to come nearer and asked her
name. This she gave, but . it was not Sal.
-- dee; -- but - Mary. But the woman-was Con
fident of something More,. and calling• to
the servants, she directed them to furnish
a repast to the organ grinder while she
took, the girl to her own room. Here she
questioned her, relative to her life. What
she knew of herself was quickly told.
is Crosby stv^-'
zalian in Crosby street, aria as soon as she
was old enough, she was sent out upon the
streets with her tambourine, in company
with different organ. players: Her first
appearance was in New Orleans, and from
there she bad strolled through the larger
cities and towns through the United States,
and bad only been in New York about
one month. All this time she had been I
- indk
had first trained her for the profession,
and he had made a large amount of mon
ey by her exertions.
A-very-striet-witch-had been_krpt nn
her of rate, and since shehad become - old
enough to think for herself, for she had
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les e was eliding,
- to-something more-respectable.
Thea the woman told her story, the stra
ry of having lost a daughter years II go,
and while they were speaking her hus
band came in, and the girl's story was re
peated to him. lie was in doubt, but his
wife was not, and then and there pro
nounced the beautiful tambourine girl to
be her lost daughter The organ-grinder
was questioned and this led the husband
to take an interest in the affair, and the
girl was detained, nat against her will, un
til more evidence and inquiries could be
These inquiries proved beyond a doubt
that the mother's instinct was correct; it
was indeed her long lost daughter. From
this point the story'is soon told. The wan
dering tambourine girl has taken her place
in the family vain, and the wretch who
kidnapped her has fled, no one knows
The following adventure happened in
Bath, England, many years ago, and the
lady who narrated it to the writer, was, in
those days, a young girl staying in the
house. It was in the palmy days of Bath,
when that now fallen city rivalled Lon
don in brilliancy and dissipation ; and
when all the rich, the gay, and the high
born of England congregated there in the
season, and graced the balls and assemb
lies. Mrs. R—,once the belle of the
court of George 111., but all this period
gradually retiring from general society,
possessed one or the largest of the old
houses, and gave in it entertainments,
which were the most popular of the day.
She was celebrated for three things (once
fbffour, but the forthher beauty—was
of the days gone by( : these things were.
her fascination, her benevolence, and—a
set of the most matchless and perfect am
ethysts. Her house contained tapestried
chambers. The walls of the one in which
she slept was hung around with designs
from heathen mythology, and the finest
piece in the room was that
. which hung
over her dressing table. It represented
Phcebus driving the chariot of the sun.—
The figures and horses being life-size, it
filled up the space between the two win
dews, and the horses were concealed be
hind the old-fashioned Venetian looking
glass, while Phcebus himself, six feet high,
looked down by day and by night on his
mistress at her toilet.
One evening Mrs. R—had an unus
ually large party at home. She wore all
her amethysts. On retiring to her room,
about four o'clock in the morning, she
took off her jewels, laid them on the table,
and dismissed her weary maid, intending
to put them away her self, but before do
ing so knelt down, as usual, to say her
prayers. While -engaged in her devotions,
it was a habit with her to look upward,
and the face of Plunbus was generally her
point of sight, as it were, and the object
on which her eyes most easily rested. On
this particular night, as usual, she raised
her eves to Phcebus. What does she see?
Has Pygmalion been .at work ? Has he
filled those dull silk eyes with vital fire?
Or is she dreaming? No. Possessed nat
urally of wonderfully courage and calm-'
ness, she continued to move her lips as if
in sile i nt prayer,and never once withdrew
her gale ; and still the eyes looked down
upon hers. The light of her candles shone
distinctly on. living orbs, and her good
keen sight enabled her, after a cleverly
managed scrutiny, to see that the tapestry
eyes of Phcebus had been cut out, and that,
with her door locked, and every. servant
in bed in their distant apartments, and
all her jewels spread out before • her, she
was not alone in the room. She conclud
ed her prayers with her face sunk in her
hands. We can well imagine what those
prayers must have been. She knew there
tuts some one behind the tapestry ; she
knew that bells and screams were equally
useless ; and she laid down in her bed as
usual and waited the issue, her only curia-
A Strange Tale.
sion being-that, she did not _put_a_way_her,
jewels, "They may 'save:rny life," she said
to herself, and she rinsed het eyes. The
oak stralcfive - bifiner - a - sotuid-w-aa-hear o
• -ninment arrived.
- She heard a rustle, a t own , • um 11"
hind the tapestry, and a, man stood at
her dressing table. He took off his coat,
and one by one he secured the jewels bd
assth his waistcoat. What would be
his next 'move ?, Wald 4 - W — to — the bed
side or
. to the window ? turned and
approached her bedside ; but by tbat
time • she had seen enough, and again
closed her, eyes and resigned herself , to
the Providence whoie protection she had
- • _ ravin
The man was her own coac man. 2'7'
parently satisfied by a brief glance under
his dark lantern that he had not disturb
ed her,_ha_quietly_unlocked the door 'and
left her. For two hours—they must
have seemed two days—she - allowed the
-house— to_ remain_ unalarmed, her only
move ment having been to relock theiriar
which her living Phcebukhad,left, ajar,—
At seven in the morning she rang the
bell, and 'ordered the carriage round just
after breakfast. All this was according
to her usual habits. On the box was. the
man who had cost her a nights rest and
most probably a I er jewvever
she drove off ; she went straight to the
"Seize my coachman 1" said she • se
cure bin' and search him. I have ieen
robbed, and I hardly think he has had
time to disencumber himself of the jewels
he has taken from me."
She was obeyed, and she was 'right. -7
l e 43 ,mathyits were s'3lLabout_him—and
e gave himself up - without a struggle.
One winter evening - n — count7 - store-1
keeper in the Green Mountain State was
' - --t---4nti-up-for the night, and—wl.-
s ana • ing in the snow saleTputting - up
the window-shatters,-saw-through_the glass
a lounging, worthless fellow within, grab,
a pound of fresh butter from the shelf, and
conceal it in his hat.
The act WAS no sooner detected than the
revenge was hit upon him, and in a very
few minutes found the Green Mountain
storekeeper at once indulging his appetite
for fun, to the fullest extent, and paying
off the thief with a' facetious sort of tor
ture, tor which he would have gained a
premium from the old inquisition.
"I say, Seth," said the storekeeper, com
ing in and closing the door after him, slap
ping his bands over his shoulders, and
stamping the snow off his feet.
Seth had his hand on the door, his hat
on his head, and the nail of butter in his
hat, anxious to make his exit as soon as
"I say, Seth, sit down ; I reckon now
on such a cold night as this a little some
thing warm would not hurt a fellow."
Seth felt very uncertain ; he had the
butter and was exceedingly anxious to be
off, but the temptation of' something
warm sadly interfered with his resolution
to go. This hesitation was setlted by
.the owner of the butter taking Seth by
the shoulders, and plantinc , him in a seat
close to the stove, where ha was in•such a
manner cornered by the, boxes and bar
rels, that while the grocer stood before
him, there was no possibility of ' getting.
out, and right in this very place, sure e
nough, the storekeeper sat doWn.
".Seth, we'll have a little warm Santa
Cruz," said the Green Mountain Grocer;
so he ',opened the stove door, and stuck
in as many sticks as the place would ad
mit; "without it you'd freeze going out
such a night as this."
Seth already felt the butter ,settling
down closer to his hair, and he jumped
up, declaring he must go.
"Not till you have something warm,
Seth. Come I've got a story to tell pm,"
and Seth was again rushed into- his seat
by his cunning tormentor.
"Oh I its so hot here said the petty
thief, attempting to rise.
".Sit down—don't be in a hurry," retor
ted the grocer, pushing him back into his
"But I've got the cows to odder, and
the wood to split ;I must be going," said
the persecuted chap. '
"But you musn't tear yOurself away.
Seth, in this manner. Sit - down, let the
cows take care of themselves, .and ,keep
yourself easy,; you appear a little fidge
ty," •said the roguish grocer with a wick
ed leer.
The next thing was the production of
two glasses of hot toddy, the very sight
of Seth's situation, would have made the
hair .stand erect upon his head had it
not been well oiled and kept down by the
"Seth, I will give you a toast, now and
you can butter it yourself,'? said the gro
cer with an air of such consummate sim
plicity that poor Seth believed himself
unsuspected. "Seth, here's4--h e re's a
Christmas goose, well-roasted, eh ? I tell
you it's the greatest in creation. And,
Seth, don't you never use hog's fat, or
common cooking butter to baste it with ;
come, take your butter—l mean, Seth,
take your toddy."
Poor Seth now began to smoke as well
as melt, and.his mouth was hermetically
sealed up ;as though he had been born.
dumb. Streak ski ter streak of butter
came pouring from under his hat, and
his handkerchief was already soaked with'
the greasy overflow. Talking away, as if
nothing was the matter, the fun-loving
grocer kept stuffing wood into the stove,
while poor Seth sat upright„„ with his back
against the counter, and his knees touch
ing the red-hot furnace before.
"Cold night this,” said the grocer.—
"Why, Seth, you seem to perspire as if
you were warm. 'Why don't you take
your hat off? Here, let me put your hat
"No!" exclaimed poor Seth at last.—
IWIIt - iast - go - 1 let me'out-l-taini welll
down ihe . peor mime e au. nee, ,
down his body into his boots; so that lit
erally he *ea in a perfect bath of'oil.
"Well, good night; Seth," eald..the
miarous Vermonter, "if you will go;" and
added r ashe -wen t—out_of_the_do_or.
say; Seth, I. reckon, the fun I ,have had
'out of yOu is. worth,mitiopenes, so I shan't
charge rou for that - pound of butter in
A Mitchme.n's Letter.
• My y• vast erry 'moo ",
lea. nut him. ',My son Fritz was; taken
nut de droubles in dar troat., Ven I heere,
_dat_Ltells_de - loltssopuin vat shall I to?
She tells me I vil go for Dr. ViieTl goes..
He comes iii ter house un tells ter
. poy he
shaltsteek_out ter_tung. ' Ven. he sees dat,
he itsayrs isth ferry pat m to ItiproWria
deectiony. He give me den spout four
quarts of bills, and seal . give him twelve
'affry five minutes until he git better. But
de more bills I gif 'im to wUrser he kit
so I go fur murder Doctor. He, squees
his arm a little vile in to rist, and ses to
poy got to digestion of dar hir — iga — ferry - p.
uut ho can't lif more as an hour; but if
I giv 'im fifty toilers he makes him all
right. I'dells him I don't cares for to
money, put hurry-up make im well. :He
puts dar monish in his ferry fat bocket
pook. Den he giv me som powders
look like sawdust grount up, and says I_
shall giv im so much -as I can, but on
• _. • _ ife vonee in effry sec
onds. I pitch in an gif der tow. ers=").
fast as I can, but be kits no petter ferry'
fast, nns I don't know vat Ishall to. Den
I heers a man vot' makes him veil mit
some 'honing in a box._.T._nins right a
way an kit him, an he comes in an says
if der .O • der bills an der
owdemtvas - tenongtrto-ma • er—wel
horse'siek. Isa can I make im vell
yell like de udder feller for fifty tollar.—
He says he first try, see vat he do. Ten
he dakes some dings in der hants un put
der, fingers on der poy, an ter • pox make
some noises like der pees in der schwarm,
under poy, he kit right away, up an says
isth tinner reaty, vor I vaut to go vishing
dis afdemoon; and he is smart as I vas
now. I tell to doctor how mooch I shall
pay him. He say tree toiler. I say all
right, dat ish koot, ven I have ,some
yokes vat is seek I cum right away for
I don't get dimes to rite some more
now, and hobe fines`you de same as I vas.
GOETLELB SwucEraamt.
A New Illustration of a Proverb.
The Boston Journal says : A friend
just returned from Chicago related to ,us
this morning an incident of his visit which
is, good enough to find a place here. He
was riding in a horse cur down State
street from the Post-office, surveying the
ruins, along with a: number of gentlemen
whose long, rueful faces told unmistaka
bly that they belonged to the numerous
class of "sufferers," when suddenly a man
at his elbow gave utterance, without hav
ing previously vouchsafed a single 'word,
to the old Eastern proverb, "There is no
great loss without some small gain," his
face lighting up with a smile at the ap
parently happy thought which' suggested
the exclamation. Our friend's curiosity
was aroused and he blandly inquired of
the.stranger what assurance he had for
his faith in view of the blackened ruins
all about them. "Why, you see," glee
fully remarked this new Mark Taply,
turning a beaming countenance on our
friend and speaking in. a loud tone, which
attracted the attention of every one in the
car, "You see, stranger, I lost my house,
$6,000, worth of fu' niture, and just about
every cent I watworth, but I got rid of
an infernal old cook stove, which always
smoked and would not bake at all, and
which compelled my - -wife to send our
bread to the neighbors to be baked. Well
sir, that stove was done for in - the great
fire, and now I feel more than ever sure
there is no great loss .without some small
gain. Jut think of it, I might have had
a . new stove, and then , there would have
been so much added to my loss." And
with an audible chuckle over this com
forting reflection, he pulled the bell rope
stopped thelcar,and with a graceful wave
of his hand at our friend, disappeared-, a
mong the ruins—Tossibly in search Of the
remains of that "infernal old cook stove.,
What is Thine 'Age'?
"Father,", said a .Persian monarch to
the old man, who, according to Oriental
usage, bowed before the sovereign's throne,
"pray, be seated I cannot receive hom
age from one bent with years, whose head
it white with the frost of age."
"And now, father," said the monarch,
when the old man had taken the proffer
ed seat, "tell me thine age ; how many
of the suns revolutions hast thou count
• "Sire," answered the old man, "I am
but four years."
"What!" interrupted the king, "fear
est thou not to answer me falsely ; or dOst
thou jest on the brink of the tomb 2"
".T.spe:ak,nOt falsely; sire," replied the
aged man, ~neither would I offer a fool
ish jest on a subject so solemn.- Eighty
long years. have I wasted in folly and sin
ful pleasures, and in amassing wealth,
none of which I can take with me when
I leave this world. Four only have I
spent in doing good to my fellowmen;
and shall I count those years that have
utterly been wasted ? Are they not.
worse than blank, and is not that portion
only Wortht to be reckoned as u part •of
my life, which has answered life's best
What is a Million of Dollars.
People say, "The steamer- took away a
million dollars„' just as complacently as
thou :h a million dollars could be picked
up like dirt. n, anonymous • wri=
rarka-that-but-few_peaple liciirn any inn
idea what millions, billions and trillions
are than they have of the brogans- woin
by the cobblers who inhabit the moon.-i—
-.kmillion of silver liessess a va4-
ness-that-is-rather_startling_toa_man who
has never faced such - a pile.
,To count
,sun at the rate of one five
hundred dollars in hour, and eight 'hours
a day, would require a man nearly three
months. • If the said dollars were laid
side by side, they would reach one
. • • . 11 * 7 • their
transportation would require fourteen wa•
gons carrying two tons ach. If millions
became thus overpowering in .their rnag
iitude, what shall we do with larger sums?
The seconds in six thousand. years seem
almost incalculable, and yet they amount
to -less-than-one-half -of-a-. trillion
quadrillion of leaves of . paper, each the
two hundreth part of an inch in thickness
wouid form a pile, 'the height of which
would be three hundred and thirty ..times
the moon's distance from the earth. A
cannon ball flies swiftly
y ; but if one were
, . 4: L a a II lal ' a h: t_one_ofour_Nat.
tional Presidents takes his seat in 'White
House, and were it to•coutinue with una
bated fury of twelve hundred feet a sec
ond 'during his • whole tern"). of office,'it
would not travel three millions of m-ilEs
OUR HOUSE AI4D Hour. Says -Mrs
Stowe : There are certain ' characteristic
words which the human . heart loves to
conjure, and otie:of the — strongest among .
them is the phrase, "Our House," It is
not my house, nor your house, nor their
house, but Our Mize& It is the insepa
able we who owti it, and it is the we and
the hour tha -go a long way to : a ...-
pregnating it with the charm that :makes
ave their — ibsiotimoin • ,--as
much 'as persons. There are common
place•houses, suggestive houses, attractive
houses and scientific houses, and fascinat
ing houses, just as there are all classes of
persons: There are houses whose windows
seem to yawn idly—to stare vacantly—
there are houses whose windows glows
Weirdly, and look at you askance ; there
are houses again, whose very doors and
windows seem wide open with frank cor
diality, which seem to stretch their arms
to-embrace you, and.woo you kindly to
come and possess them.
people who habitually make the best of
•things,.nOt for a sense of duty, not from
dislike of sympathy, not from any shriek
ing from pain on their own account or .for
others, but simply from a natural lightness
of heart. These people supply the oxygen
of the moral atmosphere, and should be
maintained at the public expense to keep
it sweet .and pure. Even if instead' of be
ing, as they generally : are, active or oth
erwise estimable members of :society, they
did nothing but enjoy life, they would
still be worth cultivating.for the sake. of
the light and heat which they
The only difficulty is how to regulate
them. They are so irresistibly impelled
to sing songs that in a world where heavy
hearts are unfortunately common, it is
difficult always to keep the vinegar and
nitre apart.
Origin of Plants.
Peas are of Egyptian origin. •
Celery - originated in Germany.,
The chestnut came from Italy.
The onion originated in Egypt.
The nettle comes from Europe. •
Tobacco is a native of Virginia.
The citron is "a native of Greece-
The Pine is a native of America.
Oath originated in North Africa. .
Rye originally came from •Siberia.
The poppy originated in the Bak. .
The mulberry originated in Persia::
Parsley was first known in Sardinia: '
The pear and apple arafrom Europe.
Spinach was first cultivated in Arabia.
The sunflower was brougb from 'Peru:
The walnut and - peach eameTroin , Persia.
The horse chestnut is a native of -Thibet
'The cucumber came from the East Indies.
The radish originated in China and Japan:
. During the recent session of the Gen
bial Episcopal Conventian, the 'subject of
prohibiting the marriage of divorced peo
ple being under discussion in the House
of Bishops, the Rt Rev. Dr. Clark Stated
that in Rhode Island divorces were obtain
ed for such light causes as' to imperil the
morals.of the whole community, and sta
ted that men did actually sell their
wives, mentioning an instance of a man
selling his wife for ten thousand dollars.
"Are such transactions common in your
diocete?". inquired a brother. Bishop.-r
-" Not at that price," promptly responded
the witty bishop.
We - overheard•the following a few days
since. 'Wonder if it sounds as Well in
print as it did ln . ,thP vocabulistic Dutche
"Katrina, Dike toltnow who gief you de
brivilege dat you'shall go ant spent me fife
cent; for to buy that ploo ribbon vot you
got died arount your waterfalls?' ton
vant to brake me up in pessiness, eh ! I.
pet - you dem ting don't nefer "happens a
gain in dis family because . I chlap you
down so flat as you can'estait, ain't it' '
"Doctor," said a wealthy patient to
his physician, "I want, you to be thorough.
Strike at the root of the disease." "Well
I will,' said the doctor; 'as he lifted his
cane and broutht it down • hard enough
to break into pieces a bottle and glasses
which stood upon the side-boards It was
his last professional visit in that house,
$2,00 PER YEAR
Wait and eVitino,r.
Nearly all women like soldiers, and
w- ". ris - wife like - at • • •
she is difficult to get changed.
A cool proceeding An ice man 'eloping
with a nice girl.
Westeniihrete Haven't been for
a century back.
, .
No Person ever got stung by hornets
Who kept away from where' they were.—
It is just so with bad habits.
A Mr. Tease recently married a k)
Cross.: -We suppose he teased her till she
promised not•to be cross any more.
"The dear• t
ast been locate..
''t s s• •
t on. earth" •has': at
t is at the. store that
. . ~
What is the difference between a:fa. ne
er and a bottle of , whiskey ? One hug
bands, the corn, and the other.:corns the
'Why is nman when paying his note of
.11 - 111 , e=taatitszLrtt
dren ? Because he m.eets.his responsibil
ly_snid to hei _
te for the cars,- but
and the stupid fei
nt looking for a buss on wheels.
One of the Os inisters; when he
marries a couple, - by saying" Suffer little chidre - to come'unto them
Be careful not to trust the person teho
hout you. It As an•old saying, "that.they
who fetch will also car
Some one, evidently anovice, propounds.
falowing• - •; — "Nirhy - do-therd,
much more of pears, peaches, and small
fruits now than formely ?" • Because they
It is a curious fact though the rain
keep thousands away from ehurch on
Sunday, it does not detain a single man
from attending to his business_on - week
days. -
A St. Louis lawyer attempted to try
a case the other day, - while he was -half
d riink,but the judge stopped him by saying:
"No lawyer can serve two bars at one
A clergyman at Council Blud s lowa,
has made a new departure in:the matter
of ‘hitching up" folks. He has swept a
way the old rules of. marrying for a .fee,
and announces that he shall 'hereafter
marry by weight,. charging four cents-per
pound for the happy man and two- cents
for the bride. The idea is a nArel one.
"What is the matter with you ?" inqui
red ajudge, who had -called to •see a sick
"Veil, don't know; .chndge=---' dey say
it ish de tout; but vy -should-- I- have • de
tout? 1 lives brain; 1.-don't , eat too
much." , .
"Perhaps,".suggu3ted the judge, "it is
here:liter) , r!
"Iguess it is 'reditary ;- I remember my
wife's uncle had it.'". -7 - -
Saratoga girls organized an anti-kissing
society, recently, the rules of the society
imposing a fine of $1 for every kiss bo
stowed upon .the. masculine, gender. At
the end of the first week some of those
girls wore - actually indebted to the society
in sums ranging from $5 to $25.. The as
sociation was disbanded.
A Norwich authority tells pathetic
little dory about a pipe]." „winch bad
became fastened by it long striuglanging
froM its - leg - to - a telegraph wire. Two or
direibOys throw- stones at it:
but a , kind gentleman, telling them not to
- hurt the poor bird, gut a ladder and care
fully- unwound the' 'string, 'and put the
frightened,Auttering little -creature "ten
derly into his bosom awhile he.-deeended.
the nest evening be remarked.that it had
mirde'a much nicerpre than le had es
- - • -
A young man visited. a fair iirGermam
town last season, and relates the follow
ing experience: .
Young Lady- 7 -Sir, would'nt you. like
to buy some 'chances in a - punch-bowl ?
Atom—No, thank y ou .;
. I never drink.
Young Lady (ins inuatingly)—Well,.
would'nt you like to take- a chance. in a
box of cigars?
Atom (with a. very grave face)—No,
thank you; I n4Vet'smoke.
Young Lady (losing . patience)—Well,
'l'd offer you a chance in a cake of soap
if I thought you never washed... .
• Too Ihsty.•A farm - laborer attempt
ing to drown himself, an Irish reaper, who
saw him- go into- the - water leaped after
him and. brought him safe to shore. • The
fellow: attempting it a second time, the
reaper, a second time got him out ; but the
laborer, determined to destroy himself,
watched an opportunity, and hanged him
self behindthabarn-dear. The rnshman
observed him, but never offered to out hire.
down. When, several hours. afterward,
the Meat& 'of the farmyard ash.ed hi la u
pon what ground he bad sufieredthe*r
fellow to•hang there,, "Faith," replird the
Patrick, "I don't know what you mean by
ground: I - know I . was so ,good to him
that I fetob,ed him out of the water two
times; andl know, torh„ltevab'wetthrtmgh
every rag ; wad I thought he hung him
self up to drs."