The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, January 01, 1874, Image 1
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FRANTZ, PHISICIAN .AND SURGEON, OFFICE—In the Walker Building—near the Bowden House. Night calls should be made at his residence on Main Street ad oining the Western School House. ' July 20-tf ISAAC N. SNIVE PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, WAYNESBORO' Pat. Office at his residence, nearly opposite he Bowden House. Nov 2—tf. JOSEPH DOT_TGDA.S . ATTORNEY* AT LAW. WAYNESBORO'. PA. 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. OR, it, it. STRFOILLERv (FORMERLY OF MESCERSBURG, FA.,) FFERS his Professional services to the L./citizens of Waynesboro' and vicinity. DR. STRICKLER has relinquished an exten sive practice at Mercersburg, where he has been prominently engaged for a number of years an the practice of his profession. He has opened an Office in Waynesboro', At the residence of George Besore, Esq., 'i is Father-in-law, where he can be fount' at al times when not professionally engaged.. July 20,1871.—tf. 3. H. FORNEY & CO. Produn Colamisoian ,Iferchant6 No. 77 NORTH STREET, BALTIMORE, MD. Pay particular attention to the sale of Flour, Grain, Seeds, &c. Liberal advances made on consignmenti. may 29-tf I) _A_ I "Y" THE subscriber notifies the public that g he has commenced the Dairy business And will supply citizens regularly every morning with Milk or Cream at low rates. Ile will also leave a supply at M. Geiser's store where pt•rz-ons can obtain either at a ny hour during the day. no , 27-tf BENJ. FRICK. HOP.S - E PERSONS wanting Spring-tooth Horse Bakes can be supplied with a first-class article by calling on the subscriber. He continues to repair all kinds of machinery at short noticeand upon reasonable terms. "filie Metcalf excelsior Post Boring and Wood Sawing EcMhines always on hand. JOIN L. METCALF, Quincy, Pa. Feb 27-i J..H. WELSH WlTii W. V. LIPPINCOTT & CO, WITOLF.SALE DEALERS vs Hats, Caps, Furs and Straw Goods, No. 531 Market Street. Philadelphia, Pa April 3-If BARBERING! 'BARBERING ! qIHE subscriber having rec , mtiv re-paint ed anti papered and added new ibrni- Lure to his shop, announces to his custom ers and the public that be will leave noth ing undone to give Satisfaction and make comfortable all Who may be pleased to fa vor hire with their patronage. Shaving. Schampooning, Hair-cutting, etc. promptly attended to. A long experience in the bar bering business enables him to pro vise sat isfaction in all cases. W. A. PRICE. sept 18-tf THE BOWDEN HOUSE MAIN STREET, WAYNESBORO', PENN'A THE subscriber having leased this well known I 3 Ael property, annoances to the public that he has refurnished, re-pain ted and papered it, and is now amply pre pared to accommodate the traveling public and others who may be pleased to favor him with their patronage. An attentive hostler will at all times be in attendance. May 23-tf a SAM'L P. STONER. , COACIIMAKING. PERSONS in want of vehicles of any de scription, new or second-handed, can be supplied at the old "Waynesboro' Coach Factory" on Church street. The subscrib er cordially invites those desiring anything in his line to eall and examine his stock and learti his prices, which be feels warran ted in saying will compare favorably with that of any other establishment-in the coun-, ty. IturAtnrsa-ofalf kinds will receive prompt 'attention. Thankful to the public for - past patronage he solicits :I eontinnal ion ~!" same in the future. JACOB ADAMS. april 10-tf „Stittt fitittrg. BUBB THE HOLLY BOUGH. \ BY CUABLES MACKAY. Ye'who have scorned each other, Or injuired friend or brother, In this fast-fading year; Ye who, by word or deed, Have made a kind heart bleed, Come gather here. Let sinned against, and sinning, Forget their strife's beginning, And join in friendship now ; Be links no longer broken, Be sweet forgiveness spoken, Under the holly bough. Ye who have loved each other, Sister and friend and brother, In this fast-fading year; Mother and sire and child, Young man and maiden mild, Come gather here: And let your hearts grow fonder, As memory shall ponder .Each broken vow. Old loves and younger wooing A. in thr re sweet ie renewing Under the holly bough. Ye who have nourished sadness, Estranged from hope and gladness, In this fast-fading year ; • Ye, kith o'er burdened mind, Made aliens from your kind, Come gather here. Let not the useless sorrow Pursue you night and morrow. If ere you hoped, hope now— Take heart ;—uncloud your faces AO join in our embraces, Under the holly bough. isullautous grading. THE BRIDAL WINE CUP. "Pledge with wine, pledge with wine!" cried the young and thoughtless Harvy Wood. "Pledge with wine' ran thro' the brilliant crowd. The beautiful bride grew pale; the de cisive hour had come. She pressed her white hands together, -and the leaves of the bridal wreath trembled on her brow ; her breath came quicker, her heart beat wilder. "Yes, Marion, lay aside your scruples for this once," said the Judge, in a low tone, going towards his . daughter ; "the company expect it. Do not so seriously infringe upon the rules of etiquette ; in your own home act as you please ; but in mine, for this once, please me." Every eye was turned to the bridal ppir. Marion's principles were_ Well known. Henry had been a convivialist, but of late his friends noted the change in his manners, the difference in habits, and to night they watched him to see, as they sneeringly said, it he was tied down to a woman's opinions so soon. • Pouring a brimming beaker, they held it with tempting smiles towards Marion. She was still very pale, though more com posed; and her hand shook not, as smiling back, she gracefully accepted the crystal tempter, and raised to her lips. But scarce ly had she done so, every baud was arres ted by her piercing exclamation of "oh! how terrible." "What is it?" cried one, and all, thronged to together; for she slowly car ried the glass at arm's length, and was fixedly regarding it as though it were some hideous object. "Wait," she answered, while an inspir ed light shone from her dark eyes, "wait and I will tell you. I see," she added, slowly, pointing one jeweled finger at the sparkling ruby liquid, "a sight that beg gars all description ; and yet listen ; I will !paint it for you, if I can. It is a lonely spot ; tall mountains crowned with verdure rise in awful sublimity around; a river runs through, and bright flowers grow to the water's edge. There is a thick, warm mist, that the sun seeks vainly to pierce. Trees, lofty and beauti ful, wave to the airy motion of birds; but there, a group ff . Indiaus gather ; they flit tc and fro with something like sorrow upon their dark brows. Among them lies a manly form ; but his cheeks how deathly, his eye wild with the fitful fire of fever. One friend stands' beside him, .nay, I should say kneels; for see, he is pillowing that poor head upon his breast. "Genius iu ruins ; oh ! the high, holy looking brow ! why should death mark, and be so young? Look how he throws back the damp curls ! see him clasp his hands! hear his thrilling shrieks for life! mark how he clutches to the form of his companion, imploring to be saved! Oh bear him call piteously his father's name! see him twine his fingers together, as he shrieks for sister, his only sister, the twin of his soul, weeping for him in his dis tant native land. '•Seel" she exclaimed, while the bridal party shrank back, the untasted wine trembling in their faltering grasp, rind the Judge fell, overpowered, upon his seat ; "see 1 his arms are lifted to heaven; he preys, how wildly, for mercy 1 hot fe ver rushes through his veins. The friend beside him is weeping ; awestricken, the dark men move silently away, and leave the livino find avinn• fnr.nther i 1 There was a hush in tliat princely par lor, broken only by what seemed a smoth . 7 7 77 -1 • • A Pig -NEWSPAPER AaaktvotizirProloVouormiul aioaam, AND aENERAL . T." 4 7 • C' !,.*, .. 4 • 14 f APfe , 7 „,.` .“'E'ZI• 4 1 E• 120...•" •*. • t 7 • ••••"•,....: - • .., 4 -ns •"1 I' - 62'24 1 '3:5 •r• • T g.l z WAYNESBORO', FRANEIIN COEVLY, P TEEXJRSDAY, JANUARY 1 1874 ered'sob .frorn some wilily bosom. The bride - stood •Lirei upright,' -with• quivering lip, and tears stealing to the outward edge of her lashes. Her beautiful,arm had lost its tension, and the glass, with its.lit 7 • tle;troubled red waves, came slowly to ward the range of her vision. ' She spike again ; every lip was mute her Voice was low,- faint, yet awfully distinct ; -she still fixed her sorrowful the wine- Cup. , "It is evening now ; the great white moon is coming up, and' his beams lay gently on his forehead. He moves not ; his are set in their sockets ; dim are their piercing glances ; in vain his friend whis pers the name of father and sister ; Death is there ; Death, and no soft hand, no gentle voice to bless and- soOth him. His head sinks back, and convulsive shudder —he is dead I" A groan ran through the asiembly ;*so vivid was the description; unearthly her look, so inspired her manner, that what'she described seemed actually to have taken place then and ',there. they noticed, also, that the bridegroom hid his, face in his hands, and was weeping.' "Dead 1" she repeated again, her li . pS quivering faster and fastei, and.ler voice more and more broken.; and they' scoop him a grave; And thcre,,withottiafihnvel, they lay him down in the damp," reeking' earth. The only son of a proud father, the only, the idolized brother of a fond' sister. And he sleeps to-day in that dis tant country, with no stone to mark the spot. There he lies r my father's son, my _own_twin-brother,-a-victim-to-this-deadly poison. Father," she exclaimed, turning =uddenly, while-the-lears:rairre. - beautiful cheeks, "Father, shall I drink it now ?" • The form of the old Judge was con vulsed with agony. He raised not his head, but in a smothered voice he faltered, "No,_ no my child, in God's name, no." She lifted the glistening goblet, and letting it suddenly fall to the floor, it was dashed in a thousand pieces. Many a tearf2l eye watched her movement, and instantaneously every wine glass was t. nsferred to the marble table on which t had been piepared. Then as she look ed at the fragments of crystal, she turned• to the company,, saying, "let no friend here after, who loves me, tempt me to peril my soul flit- wine. No firmer are the everlasting hills then my resolve, God helping me, never to touch or taste that terrible poison. "And he to whom I have given .my hand, who watched over my brother's dying form in that last solemn hour and. buried the dear wanderer • there by the river in that land of gold, will, I trust, sustain me in that resolve. Will you not, •my husband? His glistening eyes, his sad, sweet smile, was her answer. The judge left her room, and when an hour after he returned, and with a more suodued manner took part in the entertainment of the bridal guests, no one could fail to read that he, too, had determined to banish the enemy at• once and forever from his princely home. Those who were present at that wedding can never forget the impression then made. When a farmer knows that agate is better, and as a time and labor-saving fix ture, cheaper than a set of bars and posts and without calling on a carpenter he can himself make one—why don't, he do it? When he has no other fastenings to his gate and barn doors than a stone rolled against them, and' in a single evening af ter supper, is able to make a better one— why don't he do it? Or when he sees the boards dropping from his barn and outbuildings, and like heaps, of rubbish lying in piles around the premises, and need only nailing on again —why don't he do it? Or if he is afraid of the expenses of nails, and is always crying up the maxim of Dr. Franklin, "save the pence, and pounds will take care of themselves," and he knows that the same Dr. Franklin al so said that "many men are penny wise and pound foolish,"' and he does not care to think of the precept contained in the latter—why don't he do it? If he knows that many of his fields would be greatly improved by ditching, and by the removal of stumps and stones —why don't he do it? And when he knows that his pasture would yield nearly double the feed, and of a better quality, if the bushes were all cut and subdued—why don't he do it ? And if he can add fifty per cent. to the product of his farm by the use of gypsum —why don't he do it. If he can enhance the value of- his dwelling ten fold, and the comfort of his family a hundred fold by a small expen diture—why don't he do it? If keeping good fences make gentle stock arid good neighbors—why don't he do it? TAE DUTIES or YouTEL—The first years of man must make provision for the last. He who never thinks never can be wise. Perpetual levity ends in ignoran and intemperance, though it may fire the spirits for an hour, will make life short and miserable. Let us consider that youth is of no long duration, and that in•mature age, when the enchantments of fancy shall cease, and phantoms of delight dance no more about us, we shall have no mor:. comforts but the esteem of wise men, and the means of doing good ; let us therefore stop, while to stop is in our power: let us live as men who are sometime to grow old, and to whom it will be the most dread ful of all to count their past years by fol lies, and to be reminded of their former luxuries of health only by the maladies which riot has produced. A keyhole is a good opening for small souls. Why don't He do It. 'The Lucky Old IVlaidj. The following true story might perhaps . furnish mitteriorn little comedy, ifcom edies were still.written in England : " • it is generally the case, that the more. beautiful and the richer a young fel:laid the more diffiehlt are both her parents and herself-in-the choice of a husband, and the more offers they refuse. The one is too tall, and_ the other tod short, this not wealthy, that not respectable enough. Meanwhile one 'Spring passes after anoth, er,'and year after year carries away leaf after leaf of the broom of youth, and op portunity after opportunity. Miss Har riet Selwood was the richest heiress in her native town, but she had already comple ted her twenty-seventh year. and beheld almost all. her young 'friends united to men whom ,slwhad ; at one time or other, discarded. Harriet began to be set'down for an " old maid. Her parents became Wally 'uneasy, and she herself lamented in private a position which is not a swim' , al- one, and to adich those to tvhblit 'na ture and fortune have been niggard of I Their' gifts are dbiiged to submit;. but Harriet, aswe have said, was handsome and rich. Suchivas-thettate of thingS when her ,nnole,. a 'veglthy•merchant in the north of England r ,calne, on a visit to her pa rents: Ile was a'ovial, lively, straight. forward Man,' accustomed to attack all difftailtleslioldly and coolly. . • • "You- see," - .said her father to' hitt ene day, 4 ,'Harriet.contin - u - e.s - siaglehe girl - ' is handsome; what she is to have. for her, -fortune;-yciu know ; even in t is scandal loving town not a creature can breathe : ion.against her.' • "True," replied the uncle ; "but look you, brother, the grand point in every af fair in this world is to seize the right mo ment ; this you haves not done. - It is a misfortune, but let the girl go along with me, and before the end of three months I will return her to you as the wife of a man as young and wealthy as herself." Away went the neice with her uncle.— On the way he thus.addressed her': - "Mind what I am going ,to say.- You are no longer_,Miss Selwood, but Mrs. Lumley, my niece; a: young, wealthy, and childless widoW; you had the misfortune to lose your lusband, Colonel Lumley, after. a happy union of a quarter of a year by a fall from his horse while hunting." "But, uncle—" '"Let me manage, if you please, Mrs. Lumley. Your father has invested me with full powers. • Here, look you, is the wedding ring given you by your late hus band. Jewels, and whatever else you need, your stint will supply you with ; and accustom yourself to cast down your eyes '. The keen-witfed uncle introduced his niece everywhere, and everywhere tlie^ young widOw excited .a great sensation.— The gentlemen thronged about her, and she soon had her choice out a twenty sui. tors. Her uncle advised her to accept the one deepest in love with her, and a rare chance decreed that this should be precisely the most amiable - and opulent. The match was soon concluded, and one' day the uncle desired to say a few words to his future nephew in private. 'My dear sir,' • he began, "we have told you an untruth."' • "How so'? .Are Mrs. Lumleyi affec tions—" , "Nothing of tba.ltind ; .my niece is 'sin cerely attached fo You ,/ • "Then her fortune, I suppose, iS not: e qual to what yoti' told "On the contrary-, it is larger." "Well, what-is the.matter, then ?" - , "A joke,7an innocent joke, whiclrcame into my head, one - day, when I was in a 'good humor ' we could not well recall it afterward. 111 y peice is not a wiEw." "What, is Colonel 'Lumley living?" "No, no, she is a spinsteri". The lover protested that he veg.& hap pier fellow than ever he conceived him self; and the old maid was forwith meta morphosed into a young wife:. Down the Hill. The evening of every man's lifh is coin ing on apace. The clay of life will soon be spent. The sun, though it may be in mid heaven, will pass swiftly down the western sky, and disappear.' What shall light up man's path when the sun oflife has gone down? He must travel on to the next world; but what shall illumine his footsteps' after the nightfall of death, amid the darkness of death, amid the dark ness of his journey? What question more important, more practical, more solemn for each reader of our journal to ask him self? That is'a long journey to 'travel without light, without a guide and without a friend. Yet every man must perform it. , The time is not far distant when all Men will begin the journey. There is -an evening in the natural wcrld. Its radiance isbright and beauti ful, and cheering to the benighted traveler: But life's evening . star is in a good hope of heaven. Its beauty and brilliancy are reflected from the Son of Righteousness, whose bright rays light up the evening of Rd throw their radiance quite across r he darkness of the grave into Raman uel's laid. It has illuminated many a traveler into eternity. It is of priceless value. A thousand worlds cannot pur chase it; vet it is offered without money and without price to him who will peni tently and thankfully receive it. The man who will distance his compe titors is he who masters his business, who preserves his integrity, who lives clearly and purely, who devotes his leisure to the acquisition of knowledge, who never gets in debt, who gains friends by deserving them, and who saves his money. A 'triple wedding is announced to take 111 1. s• 1 ,1 • j 1 which is three brothers are to marry three sis ters. 1018 . THAT - WETS TASTED, Joys that we've tasted may sometimes re turn, But the terch when once wasted, ah, . how can it burn ; Splendors now clouded,: say, when will ye ' shine ? Broke,is the goblet andwasted the Wine.''• Many the changes since last ve have met; Joys•have been heightebed and tears have . . been shed; Friends have been scattered like roses in bloom, ' • Some at the altar and some at the. tomb. I stood in yon chamber, 140 one, was not . _ . there, Hushed wacthe lute - stiing and yacant the chair; Lips of love'f, melody, whereare ye borne ? Sextet' ; ah r never to mourn: A Remarkable Lecture. 'FrObably no friend of colored race Oieinpoke morn ationiet in their behalf than did General Roger A. Pryor, in •••a lecture delivered in Brooklyn, on •Tues day last. A. faithful Abelitionist_of the• struggle against slavery , could not have been more enthusiastic in their defence or more flattering in his prophecies of their future. Of-tife-past-of-the-colored-mau he said; "The bistor of his race_is_one_ ong, ea, story of lamentation and woe, of misery and oppressiobut_l!he-is-gradr . . uallp making himself `_competent to at' hi_ hest achievemet tof ei vilzationX-Ari. again : "His virtues are his own ; .bis vi ces are the result of the untoward circum stances that have surrounded him." General Pryor contradicted the com mon notion that the race is dying ont, 7 — It increased twenty- per cent. between 1860 and 1870. The negroes 'are devel oping the resources of the' country, and doing better as freemen than as slaves. The voluntary laborers of 1872 sent to market more cotton by 150,000 bales than the slave,. of 1860. And they Are iinprov ing in morality and education. "To be sure," said General Pryor othe system o£ slaver) , was not the best school in which to learn the science of government, but we have not yet heard that a negro Con- . gressmen was in any way implicated in the Credit Mobilier scandal, and I do not believe that the negro Legislature of South Carolina was any more imrchasa ble than the New York Assembly during the days of the Ring. What the -negro wants is a chance to advance with the rest of mankind. In the North thre theatres, the hotels, even the churches are closed to him and when be dies, prejudice actually defies the equality of the grave and for bids that his' bones Shall desecrate the sanctity of Greenwood and Woodland and Laurel Hill." General Pryor anticipated that there would be a gradual movement of the race Southward, until the extreme Southern States would become their home, that there they would increase to the number of ten millions in half a century, and that they will bring to the Councils of the na tion patriotism, intelligence and probity. It is a remarkable instance of the changes which time works, that an ultra Souther ner should become the defender and advo• .sate , of the negro.before a Northern audi ence.—Baltimore American. Grand Council of Indians. The St. Louis Republican of the 4th says : The grand council of the Indian nation is now in session at Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation.' This body is composed of delegates representing the Cherokees, 1 Creeks, Seminole", Choctaws and Chick asaws. It is. probable also that the Osa ges, Caddocs, Wacees, Spawnees and Kechies will be represented in this impor tant meeting. The best talent of the civilized tribes has beds' called together and.the deliberations of this body is like ly to be productiie of important results. Ross, of the Cherokees, M'lntosh, of the Creeks, Allan Wright, of the Choctaws, and Harris, of the Chickasaus, are all men of education and -ability. Of the tribes on our western border, the Chick emus, are most advanced in the arts of civilization. They have some elegant school-houses and excellent public build ings at Tishomingo, the capital. They are more permanent in their habitations. They are at least opposed to a division of the lands and the organization of a ter ritorial form ofgovernment. Their Gov 'ernor, Mr. Harris, is-a man of enligh tened views and .ability. He is under stood to be in favor of a division of the land and the establishment. of a general governnient ' over all the tribes. The Choctaws and Cherokees are next in the degree of civilization attained. The lead ing men of the-Choctaws, among whom is ex-Governer Allen Wright,i are also understood to-favor his progressive, meas ure. The Creeks and Seminoles are least• advanced,"and are very generally opposed to any progressive measures. The Cherokee are very much divided. among themselves, and' party spirit in tLat nation is exceedingly rancorous.— Delegates from the tribes further to the west will probably have little influence in shaping the policy of the nation. It is . understood that the members of the council were selected .and organized in the interest of the Okmulgee constitu tion, which was rejected by, the tribes, something like a year ago. It is probable that this instrument will he modified and again offered to the several tribal councils for acceptance or rejection. Silence is beautiful in a wise man ; but how much more in a fool. The past eontaing remit—lnek net heel; at,it. • A straight Dial often is thorny one Wealthy Speculators `Rnined. _ All of the wealthy "speculators who for years have operated in stocks have been wiped out by the decline. There is con sequetitly no one to • uphold and sustain the .inarket. Of the crippled wealthy speculators, James Banker was the chief. Beginning life a poor boy, be, was coach ed•by•Oom.•Vanderbilt, until his income became between "$300,000 and $400,000 annually. He scattered his money with a most lavish hand, making princely be quests to his relatives and friends. It is not long ago that he presented to his sis ter—Mrs. Judge Hilton—a brown-stone house up-town, for which he paid $lOO,- 000. is compelled to make Var his property to Com. Vanderbilt, to insure the latter against losses brought on •by his own speculations. • Daniel Drew, who has operated so largely in years gone by, has been, so report says, wiped out.— ,Richard Schell one, of_the recognized bulls for 'years has gone under. Stock- Well,,the'noted Racific mail manipulator, has collapsed: John Stewart, the king-pin( in the speculative ring has been, report says, cleaned out. And so,I might con tinue to name - one heavy speculator after another that has been swept under by the present financial storm. The withdrawal of these men from the speculative mart takes large schools, of smaller fish, who ,have been accustomed to - follow-in-there-wake; ancL have_ been rippled-along-with'thew. As - a - zesult, the street is pretty well cleaned of specu lators-and-the-brokers predict that there, will be little or no speculation until an *-ntirl • •. • o mea ma. e - t.eir ap pearance'in the market. ' Masks and Faces. A ,nobleman. once givel'airand feast ta suineef hi§ friends. - While his visitors were sitting, at his table, there came into tfie - room a little lady and . gentleman, moat Splen'didly dressed, wearing a mask but no taller than children of five or six ,years of age. The gentleman wore a'scar let coat, trimmed with gold lace, 'his large. curly wig was powdered £4,9 as to look as white as snow, anclin his hand he .heldn, -cocked.' hat. The lady had on a dress of brocaded' satin, tritned with sit= ver, spangles. She' wore, a beautiful-little hat an feather„ and- held . , a, .fan in her hand. They 'began' dancing Very grace fully; and sprang, about in 'such a charm . . ing ;way' that' everybody was delighted' with these pretty, well behaved children. An old .officer who was dining there, suddenly took a - rosy apple from the ta ble, and threw it between the pretty'dan .cers. Then there did begin- a scu ffl e and ato do. They fell upon each-other, tore each other's clothes, scratched and scram bling, till off fell mask 'and head dress,. and instead of two pretty children; two ugly monkeys stood before the company, Everybody was surprised, _yet laughed a loud ; but the old officer said, ."Monkeys and foolish people manage to look. well. fur 'a time in• fine clothes, but they soon show what they are." "If sense and wisdom are not ours, In vain we dress as gay as flowers. ~THE HEN-PECKED MAN.—The hen pecked man, says Josh Billings, iz - most generally married, but there are instances on the record of single men being harras ed by the pullets. You can alwus tell one ov these kind ov men, especially if they are in the company of their wives: They look as resigned tew their fate as a hen turkey on a wet day. There ain't 'nothing that will take the starch out of a man like being pecked by a' woman. It is wus than a seven months ov the fever and agy. The jives of, heb•pecked husbands most always outliv their victims, and I have known them' to get married again, and git hold ov a man that time (thank the Lord) whO understands all• the hen pecked dodges. One ov these kind ov husbands iz an honor to his sex. The hen-pecked man, when he gits amongst men, puts on air of bravery and defiance and once in a while will git a leetle drunk and .then go home with a firm resolve that he will be captain ov his household ; but the old woman soon takes the glory , out ov him, and .handles him jest as she would a half grown chicken, who had fell into a swill-barrel, and had to be jerked out awful quick. PETER CARTSVRIGIETT% CHANCE HIT.— The following is an extract from one of Peter Cartwright's sermons : • As I was riding along the road some time ago, a man overtook me who looked as Wile might be a preacher: He called me by name, after some talk, asked if I was ready to hear .the truth. 'I told him Cartwright was my name, my , debts were paid, my will made and that I was - ready for.anything. "Very well," said he, "you old ignora-. mus, hypocrit, you ought to know too much or be too honest to remain a Meth odist, I used• to be one myself—yes, a Methodist preacher—until I found out the error of my way." Ho I Ho I said I, and what are you now? Cartwright mentioned the name of the denomination to which his interlocu-, 'tor had gone, but which I need not repeat, and then proceeded : Now, brethern, knew well enough that the deVil only one of three.ways.to get'a man out of the Methodist church into that denom ination, and that there must be. rascality ' in money matters, a woman scrape, or liquor at 'the bottom of this fellow's change. So judging from his looks, I pulled a bow at venture and said, "What was that fuss you bad about a woman ?" 'Cart wright you old rascal!' ho shouted in n rage, "How did you ever hear about that?" and putting whip to his horse he was soon out of sight. I never saw. or heard of the .tars ira I IZetil that enon—no; drove that ,skunk to his hole. IMENIM V: i;.! tro U aid Slurt or. A well•dreeaed . dog wears a collar in the winter and pants in.summer. A bill posted on the walls of an English country village, announces that a lecture Wilt be delivered in the open air, and a collection taken up at the door to defray expenses. Western women are grumbling terribl because the managers of the agricultural fairs don't give at least a year's notice when , they offer prizes for the finestl , ll .. )t,- bier. Where is ''parts unkno*n?" asked a, correspondent of the Danbury News, to which Bailey answers very truthfully— 'Where they don't advertise." ere shall I put this paper so as to be sure of finding it to-morrow ?" inquir ed Mary Jane of her brother Charles.— "On the looking-glass," was her brothel's reply. young gentleman ofKansas City sent seventy-five cents to New York recently, foi'a method of writing without pen or ink. lie received the ' foll Owing inscrip tion,'On a card: 'W,rite with a pencil' , A Bridgeport lady remained too long on a train to kiss a female friend, and try toget_of_after_it_hid-Sarted,—was— thrown violently on her face. "If ever I _kiss anybody-agamrshe said i as sho arose ; "any woman, at least," she oughtfolly-added. Upon the "outer wall" of a neighboring female college the• other morning was discovered, conspicuously displayed, the sign, "Domestic - Sewing Machines." Some of those specimens of total depravity known as college students did it. ' A gentleman who rather suspected some , one was peeping through the keyhole of his office door, investigated with a syringe full of pepper sauce, and went home to find that his wifa had been cutting wood, and a chip had hit her in the eye! "Tatoes!" cried a darkey .peddler in, Richmond, Virginia. "Hush,dat racket, you 'distracts de whole 'neighborhood," came from a colored woman in the doorway. You kin hear me, kin . you? "Hear you. 'I can hear you a mile." "Tank hebben fnr"'dat. lis a hollowing to be heerd. Tatoes!" A kind luminary recently asked his pet scholar why they took Stephen outside the walls of the city to stone him to death. The lithe fellow was silent for s mo ment, as though absorbed ;with the pro blem, when brightening up suddenly, he replied: 'So they could get a 4.tter crack at him; A good mother was trying to explain to a young . hopeful the' other day about fighting against the Aeon. - After telling the little fellciw who the devil was, and how hard' he was to 'aneeessfillly resist, he turned around and_said: "Mnmma, I'd he scared of the old devil, but if I was to come across one of his little .devils, I'd knock the stuffing out of him." There is a young lady at Norristown who is' in the habit • of putting her chew ing gum on the bedpost before she closes her charming eyes m sleep, and Friday night she slept in a bed that been Occupied the previous evening by a male member of the family who was in the habit of putting his quid of tobacco also on the bedpost, and leaving it these sometimes. When she got - up in the morning she put 'the quid in her mouth, and new labors under the impression that the bugs must have taken refuge in her gum. A city youth disposed to be facetious at the expense of a countryman, asked him why sheep stayed white when they eat so much green grass. The countryman said he did not know, and asked4the city bred which was the best side to milk a' cow. The city-bred, in return, said he did not know, and asked the vountrYman which was the best side. He got a reply, "out side," and did not ask any more questions, THE PERILS OF TI3AVELING.—The perils of a traveler were illustrated by the condtictor on the Mount Washington rail road this summer: - Wheriion the steepest place of that steepest rail track in all the earth a man. was frightened . and said to the conductor: "Suppose the locomotive, should give out; where would'we go" to?" • "Alt," said the conductor,!` there is a brake at the front end of tbe•car." • "But," said the traveler, "suppose that should give out, where _would we go to?" Said the conductor: "There is' another brake you see, on the car." • "But said the affrighted passenger, "suppose that also 'should giNe away, where then would we go?" And the conductor replied significantly: "That depends upon how you have lived." TUE HIDDEN SERPENT.—One bright spring day rwrilked aheing the briwk-side. All at 'once a little Cluster of violets caught my eye. There they were, as tidy as'a little Sabbath School class. They were_ the first_l had „seen that" year. -1 hastened to gather them, without looking for any danger at hand. But scarcely bad my fingers touch them, before a little red forked tongue was shot out toward me. The serpent was there. "Ah," thought I, "this is the way with many little charming pleasures—they . hide a *serpent. - Every tempting sin hides some thing more than a snake. Watch, or you will be wounded." riaZqiirr ! 0 0 A good name will outlast all 'riches. - S2;OO , PER YEAR. :NUMBER 29.