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tni WORLD'S GXXAT RKHXDT roa
Scrofula and Bcrofulous D'.,daao.
From Entry Edes, a teell-knoum merchant of Cbb
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Xn&Ciona, Pimples, Blotches, Pustules, Ul
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PVotn Mrs. Jane E. Rice, a well-known and much
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44 l had for several years a very troublesome
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14 For twelve years, I had the yellow Erysipelas
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C. W., a heading member of the Canadian Parlia
44 1 have used vonr SARSAPARIT.T.A in my family,
for general debility, and for purifying the blood,
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St. Anthony's Fire, Hose, Salt Rheum,
Scald Head, Sore Eyes.
Prom Harriy SickU r, Esq., the able editor of the
Tunkhannock Democrat, Pennsylvania.
44 Our ouly child, about three years of age, was
attacked by pimples on his forehead. They rapidly
spread until they formed a loathsome and virulent
sore, which eov. red his face, and actually blinded
his eyes for some days. A skilful physician applied
nitrate of silver ana other reniedh s, without any
apparent effect. For fifteen days we guarded hi*
bands, lest with them lie should tear open the fes
tering and corrupt wouud which covered lus whole
faiv. Having tried every thing else we had auy
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anil appiving tbe iodide of potash lotion, as yoa
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the second, The child's eyelashes, which had coma
out, grew again, and he is" now as healthy and fair
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that the child must die."
Syphilis and Mercurial Disease.
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44 1 find your SARSAPARILLA a more effectual
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Tbe profession are indebted to you for some of the
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PVotn A. J. French, M. D., an eminent physician of
Lawrence, Mass., who is a prominent member of
the Ijegislattire of Massachusetts.
44 DR. AVER. My dear Mr: I have found your
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ploy with more certainty of success, where a power
ful alfa-rati ve is required."
Mr. rfuis. s. Van Lietr, of New Brunswwk, A'. J.,
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and more aggravated for years, in spite of every
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persevering use of AVER'S SARSAPARILLA relieved
him. Few cases can be found more inveterate and
distressing than this, and it took several dozen
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Leueorrhcea, Whites, Female Weaknew,
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From the well-known and tridely-celebraied Dr.
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44 1 have found your SARSAPARILLA an excellent
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litre yielde.J to it, and there are few tiiat do not,
when its effect is propi-rly aided by local treatment."
A lady, unwilling to allow the puljlication of her
name, writes .-
44 Mr daughter and myself have been cured of a
wry debilitating Leucorrhtca of long standing, by
two bottle* of your SARSAPARILLA."
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TO ONE IN HEAVEN.
GRORGK D. PitßSTieE—himself one of the most
gifted of the American bards—thnks that no living
poet can surpass the graceful less and beauty of the
following lines from the muse of Amelia.
Pale star, that with thy sad light
Came out upon my bridal eve,
I have a song to sing to-night.
Before thou tak'st thy mournful leave,
Since then so softly time hath stirr'd,
That months have almost soemed like hoars,
And I am like a little bird
That's slef t too long among the flowers,
And, waking, stts with waveless wing,
Soft singing 'midst the shades of even ;
But oh ; with sadder heart I sing—
-1 sing of one who dwells in heaven
The winds are soft, the clouds are few,
And tenderest thoughts my heart beguile,
As floating up through mist and dew,
The pale young moon comes out and smilos ;
And to the green rosoua ling shore
In silvery troops the iiples crowd,
Till all tho ocean, dippled o'er.
Lifts up the voice and laughs aloud ;
Aud star, all soft and calm,
Floats up yon arch screuely blue ;
And, lost to earth and steeped in balm,
Jly spirit floats in ether 100.
Loved one, though lost to human sight,
I feel thy spirit lingering near,
As softly as 1 feel the light
That tieniblcs through the atmosphere :
As in some temple's holy shades,
Though mute the hymn and hushed the prayer,
A solemn awe the >oul pervades,
"Which tells that worship has been there—
A breath of innocence, left alone
Where many a censer swung around,
Will thrill the wanderer, Like a tone.
Who treads on consecrated ground.
I know thy soul, from world or bliss
That stoops awhile to dwell with me,
Hath caught the prayer I breathed in this,
That I at last might dwell with thee*
I hear a murmur from the seas,
That thrills me like my spirit's sighs,
• I hear a voice on every breeze,
That makes to mine its low replies—
A voiee all low and sweet like thine ;
It gives an answer to my praver,
And brings my soul from heaven a sign
Tbat I shall know and meet thee there-
I'll know thee there by that sweet face,
Round which a tender halo plays.
Still touched with tbat expressive grace
That made thee lovely all thy days ;
By tbat sweet smile which o'er it shed
A beauty tike the light of Ueaveu.
Whose soft expression never fled,
Even when its soul had flown to heaven ;
I'll know thee by the starry crown
Tbat glitters in the raven hair,
Oh ! by thise blessed sighs alone,
I'll know thee there—l'll know thee there.
For ah ! thine eye, within whose spLers
The sweets of youth and beauty met.
That swam i.) love and softness there,
• 'Must swim in love and seflness yet
For ah ! its dark and liquid beams,
Though saddened by a thousand sighs,
Were holier than theiight that streams
Down from the gate ot Paradise—
W re bright and radiant like the morn,
Yet soft and dewy as tho eve ;
Too sad for eyes where smiles are born,
Too young tor ears that learu to grieve.
I wonder if this cool, sweet breeze
Hath touch'd thy lips and fanned thy brow,
For all my spirit bears and sees,
Recalls thee to thy memory now;
For every hour we breathe apart,
Will but increase, if tbat can be.
The love that fills this little heart,
Already filled so full of thee ;
Yet many a tear those eyes must weep,
And many a sin must be forgi/en,
Ere these pals lids shal 1 sink to sleep---
Ere thou and I shall meet in heaven
WATCHING THE STARS. —It appears
tbat a young man in Gerinantown bad
been paying some attention to a yonng ia
dy, but only ventured home as far as tbe
gate till last week, when carried away
with the excitement, he ventured to step
inside, aftei being assured by the damsel
that ail would be right. Having for a
while quite anxiously waited for the first
6tar to shoot, tbe old gentleman of tbe es
tablishment stepped into the parlor, and
looked up over his spectacles at the sur
prised couple ; but before any questions
were asked, tbe fair young lady spoke up
and said :
"Pa, we are waiting to see the stars
"Yes, you are, hey ? well, go to bed,
and I'll sit up with this young man; when
the stars shoot, I'll tell you," replied the
interesting parent, casting a side glance at
The young man sat awhile quietly,
without speaking, when he got up and
looking out of the window, remarked "he
didn't think the stars would shoot after all
and guessed he'd go*" The young man
says he shan't very soon forget watching
for the stars to shoot, and most of all he
was afraid of,after the girl went to bed,
tbat the darned things wouldn't ihoot.
THE MEMOBV OF A MOTHER. —When
temptations assail, and when you are al
most p 1 rsuaded to do wrong, how often a
dear mother's words of warning will call
to mind vows that are seldetn broken !
Yes the memory of a mother has saved
many a poor wretJi, going astray. Tall
grass may be growing over the hallowed
spot where her earthly remains repose;
the dying leaves of autuinn may be whirl
ed over them; or the white mantle of
winter may recover tlietn from sight; yet
her spirit appears when he walks in the
night path, and gently, softly, mournfully
calls for him when wandering off into the
ways of error.
MEEKNESS. —How difficult it is to be of
a meek and forgiving spirit, when despite
fully used, To iove an enemy, and forgive
an evil speaker, is a higher attainment
than is commonly believed. It is easy to
talk of Christian forbearance among neigh
bors, but to practice it ourselves, proves
us to be Christians indeed. The surmises
of a few credulous persons need not troub
le that man, who knows his cause is soGn
to be tried in court, and he is to be openly
acquitted, So the evil language of the
times need not disturb me, since in tba day
of judgment"my judgment shall be brought
fortli as the noonday."
" To Speak his Thoughts is Every Freeman's Right. "
FINDING A HUSBAND.
"Uncle may I ride Milo?" I said ons
bright June morning, as he 6at at the
"Ride Milo?" 1
"Yes ! it is such a beautiful day."
"But he will throw you,"
"Throw me !"and I laughed merily and
inconsiderately, "Say yes, dear Uncle,"
I continued, coaxingly, "there is no fear,
and I'm dying for a canter."
"You will die of a canter then," he re
torted with his great wit, "for he'll break
your neck. The horse has been only rid
den three times, twice by myself and once
* "But you have often said I was a bet
ter rider than Joe." Joe was the stable
boy. That's a good uncle—now. do."—
And I threw my arms around his neck
and kissed him.
"I knew by experience, that when I did
this I generally carried the day. My un
cle tried to look stern ; hut 1 saw he was
relenting. He made a last effort howev
er, to deny me.
"Why not take Dobin ?" bo said.
"Dobin I cried. "Old, snail-paced
Dobin, on such a morning as this. One
might as well take a rocking horse at
"Well, well, he said, "if I must I must'
You'll tease the life out of me if I don't
let you have your own way. I wish you
would get a husband, you are growing be
yond my control."
"Humph! a husband. Well since you
say so, I will begin to look out for one to
"He would soon repent of his bargain,"
said my uncle," but bis smiles belied has
words. "You are as short as piecrust, if
you can't have your own way. There,
seeing I was about to speak ; "go and get
ready, while 1 tell Joe to saddle Milo.—
You'll set the house 011 tire if I don't see
Mtlo was soon at the door—a gay met
tlesome colt, who laid Lis ears back as I
mounted and gave me a vicious look I did
not quite like
'•Take care," said my uncle, "It is not
too late to give up yet."
1 was piqued.,
"1 will never give up anything," said I,
"Not even the finding of a husband, eh ?",
"No, I will ride down to the poor house
and a>k old Tony, tbe octogenarian pauper
to have me, aud you wil. bo forced to hire
Poll Wilkes too cook vpur dinners."—
And as 1 said this there was a mischicvious i
twinkle in my eyes, for uncle was an old
bachelor, who detested all si range women,
and held an averion to I'olly Wilkes, a
sour old maid of foity seven, becauo,
years ago, she bad plotted t<4 entrap him
into matrimony. Before he could reply
I gave Milo his head.
John Gilpin, we are told, went, fast, but
I went faster. It was net long before the
colt had it all his own way. At first I
.ried to check his speed, but he got the
bit in his mouth, aud all 1 could do was to
hold on and trust to tiring him out Trees
fences, and houses went by us like wild
pigeons on the wing. 'As long as the
road was clear wc did well enough, hut
suddenly coming to a blasted oak, that
■started out spectre like from the edge of a
wood, Milo shied, twisted half around,
and plauted his fore-feet stubbornly in tbe
ground. I did not know that I was fall
ing. till I felt myself in a mud-hole which
lay at one side of the road.
Here was a fine end to my boasted
horsemanship ! But as the mud was soft,
I was not hurt, and the ludicrous specta
cle I presented soon got the upper Land of
my vexation. "A fine chance I have of
finding a husband, in this condition," i
said to myself, recalling my jest with uu
ele. If I could find some mud dry now,
and pass myself off for a mudnymph, I
might have some chance." And I began
to pick myself up.
"Shall 1 help you, Miss ? suddenly said
a deep, rich, manly voice*
I looked up and saw a young man, the
suppressed merriment of whose black eyes
brought the blood to my cheek, and made
tne for a time ashamed and angry, But
on glancing again at my dress, 1 could
not help laughing in spite of myself. I
stood iu the mudat least six inches above
the top of my shoes. My riding skirt was
plastered all over, so that it was impossi
ble to tell of what I was made. My hands
and artful were mud to the elbows, for I
had instinctively extended them in order
to protect myself.
The yotu.g man as he spoke turned to
the neighboring fence, and taking off the
top rail, he placed it across the puddle,
then putting Iris arm around mv waist, he
lifted me out, though not without leaving
mp shoes behind. While he was fishing
these out, which he immediately to do, I
; stole behind an enormous oak, to bide my
blushing face and scrape the mud from
my stockings and riding skirt.
I had managed to get the first a little clean
er, but the last was as thick as ever when
my companion made his appearance with
the missing shoes, which he bud scraped
till they were quite presentable, and lead
ing Milo by tbe bridle.
''Pray, let me see you borne," lie said.
"If you will mount again, I'll lead tbe
colt; and there will be oo more chance
of his repeating the trick."
I could not answer for shame; but when
in the saddle, murmured something about
not troubling bixu.
"It's no trouble, not the least," he re
plied, standing, hat in hand, like a knight
ly cavalier, and still retaining his hold on
tbe bridle ; "and I can't really let you go
alone, for the colt is as vicious as be can be
to day. Look at bif ears and the rod in
Itia eyes. I saw you coming down tbe
road, and expected you to be thrown ev
ery minute, till 1 saw how well you rode.
Nor would it have happened hadn't he
wheeled and stopped like a trick horse in
I cannot tell how soothing was this
graceful way of excusing my mishap. I
stole a glauce under my eyelids at the
speaker, and saw that he wa9 very hand
some and gentlemanly, and apparently
about six and twenty, or several years
older than myself,
I had hoped that uncle might be out in
the fields, overlooking the men ; but as we
entered the gates, 1 saw him sitting, pro
vokingly at the window ; and by the time
I had spiung to the ground, he came out,
his eyes brimful of mischief. I did not
dare to stop, but turning to my escort,
said : "My uncle, si>*—won't you walk in?'
and then rushed up stairs.
In about half an hour, just as I had
dressed, there was a knock at my door, I
could not but open it. There stood my
uncle, laughing a' low, silent laugh, his
portly body shaking all over with *up
•'Ah ! ready at last" he said. "I began
to despair of you,!you were so long, and
come to hasten you. lie's waiting in the
parlor still," he said in a malicious whis
per. "You've my consent, fori like him
hugely ; only who'd have thought of find
ing a husband in a mudpuddlo ?"
1 slipped past my tormentor, preferring
to face even my escort than to run the
gauntlet of uncle's wit, and,was soonjstam
mc-ring my thanks to Mr. Templeton, for
as such my uncle, who followed fc mc down
To make short of what else would be a
longstcry, what was said in a jest turned
out to be in earnest; for in less than six
months, in that very room, I stood up to
become Mrs. Templeton. llow it all came
about 1 hardly know, but I certainly did
find a husband on that day. Harry—that
is the name by which I call Mr. Temple
ton —says that 1 entered the parlor trans
forme, my light blue tissue floating about
me so like a eloud-wratb, my cheeks so
rosy, my eyes so bright, my curls playing
such hide and seek about my face that not
expecting such an apparition he lost his
heart at once. He adds—for he still
knows how to compliment as well as ever
—that my gay, intelligent talk, so differ
ent from the demure Miss he had expacted
completed the business'
Harry was the son of an old neighbor,
who had been abroad for three years, and
before that had been to college, so that I
bad never seen him ; but uncle remem
bered him at once, and had insisted on
his staying till I came down, though Har
ry feotn delicacy would have left after an
inquiry about my health. My uncle is
one of those who will not be put off, and
so Harry remained; the luckiest thing, he
says, he ever did.
Mil o is my favorite steed, for Harry
broke him for me; and we are all as hap
py as the dav is long, for uncle insisted
011 our living with him, and I told him at
last, 1 would consent, if only to keep l'oll
Wilkes from cooking his dinner. To
which he answered looking at Harry*;—
"Yon see what a spitfire it is, and you
may bless your stars if you don't rue tbe
day she went out to find a husband."
One Mark Twain, a witty writer, ad
mires the style of women's walking dress
es, ar.d so sweetly sings their praises:—
"Who shall describe the exquisite taste
and beauty of the new style of ladies'
walking dresses ? Taken as a class, wo
men can contrive more outlandish aud ug
ly costumes than one would think possible
without the gilt of inspiration. But this
time they have been felieitious in inven
tion. The wretched waterfalls still re
main, of course, but in a modified form;
every change it underwent was for the
better. First it represented a bladder of
Scotch snuff, next it hung down the wo
man's back like a canvass-covered ham ;
afterward it contracted, and counterfeited
a turnip on the back of the head; now it
sticks straight out behind, and looks like
a wire muzzle on a greyhound. Nestling
in the midst of thi? long stretch of hair
reposes the little batter cake of a bonuut,
; like a jockey saddle on a race horse. —
You will readily perceive tint this looks
very unique and pretty, and coquetish;
But the glory of the costume is the robe
—Lite dress. No fur-belows, no flounces,
no biases, no ruffles, no gores, no flutter
wheels, no hoops to speak of—nothing but
a rich, plain, narrow, black dress, termina
ting just below the kuees in long saw
I teeth (points downward,) and under it a
1 flaming red skirt, enongit to put your eyes
j out, that reaches down only to the ankle
bone, and exposes the restless little feet,
j Charming, fascinating, 3ednctive, bewitch
ing ; to see a lovely girl of seventeen,
with her saddle on her head, and her
muzzle on behind, and her veil just cover
ing the end of her nose, come tripping
aigng in her hoopless, red-bottomed dress,
like a churn on tire, is enough to set a man
on fire, is euough to set a man wild. I
must drop this subject—l can't stand it.
ALCHOHOL'* DEMON WORK.—A news
paper dealer in Wheeling took in a two
dollat greenback, upon tbe back of which
was written: "The last of a handsome for
tune bcqueath by * father to a profligate
son. Two short years ago I was prosper
ous and happy, but the fell demon, drink,
hath lured me on like an ignut fatuus, un
til there is nothing left. Go, thou worker
of "all evil," and may tbe curse of tho dev
il go with thee."
THE NOBLE REVENGE.
The ugjoo was a plain one—a poor misera
ble pine coffin. No floweri on Its top, no
lining of tbe rose white satin for the pale
brow,' no smooth ribbons about tbe coaree
The brown hair was laid decently back,hut
there waa the crimped cap, with its Deat tie
he neath the chin. The sufferer from cruel
poverty smiled in her sleep ; she has found
bread, rest and health.
"1 wan't to see my mother," sobbed a poor
child, as the city uudertaker screwed down
"You can't—get out of the way, boy ; why
don't somebody take the brat 1"
".Ouly let me see her 088 minute," cried
the hopeless, helpless orphan, clutch
ing the side of the charity box, and as he g&z
ed into the rough face.anguished tears stream
ed rapidly dotfrn the cheek, on which no
childish bloom ever lingered. Oh ! it was
pitiful to hear him cry, "Only once, let me
see my mother only once."
Quickly and brutally the hard hearted
monster struck the boy away, ao that he
reeled with the blow. For a moment the boy
stood panting with grief and rage—his blue
eyes distended, his lips sprang apart, a fire
glittered through hii tears, as he raised his
puny arm, and with his moflt unchildish ac
cent screamed. "When lam a man, I'll kill
you for that."
There was a coffin and a heap of earth be
fore the mothar an! the poor forsaken child
—a monument much stronger than granite,
built in his boy heart to the memory of the
The Court House was crowded to suffjea
"Does any one appear as this man's coun
sel ?" asked thejudge.
There was silence when he finished, until,
with lips tightly pressed together, a look of
strange intelligence blended with haughty re-,
serve upon his handsome feature*, a young
man stepped forward with a firm tread and
kindly eye, to plead for the erring and friend
less. He was a stranger, but from his first
sentence there was a silence. The splendor
of his genius entranced—convinced.
The man who could not find a friend was
■"May God bless you, sir, I cannot.'"
"I want no thanks," replied the stranger,
with icy coldness.
"I—l believe you are unknown to me."
"Man ! I will refresh your memory. Twen
ty year* ago you struck a broken hearted boy
away from his poor mother's cofflu. I was
that poor boy."
Tbe man turned lipid;
"Haveyou rescued me then, to take my
"No, I have a sweeter revenge ; I have saved
the life of a man whose brufal deed has rank
led in my breast for twenty years. Go ! and
remember the tears of the friendless child !'
The man bowed his head in shame and
went out from the presence of a magnanimi
ty as grand to him as incomprehensible, and
the noble young lawyer felt God's smile in
his scul forcvor after.
RICH MER.—It were no bad comparison to
liken mero rich men to camels and mules, for
they often puisue their devious way over hills
and mountains laden with Indian purple, with
gems, aromas, and generous wines upon their
backs, attended, too, by a long line of ser
vants, as a safe guard on their way. Soon,
however, they com* to their evening halting
place, and forthwith their precious burdens
are taken from their backs, and they, now
wearied and stripped of their lading and
their retinue of slaves, shew nothing bnt liv
id marks of stripes. So atso those who glit
ter in gold and purple raiment, when the
evening of life comes rushing on Jthero, have
nought to show but marks and wounds of sin
impressed upon them by the evil use of rich
CHRISTIAN GENTLF.NESS.—The Christian
who really hear* about the sweetness of the
mind of Christ, is continually aiming to add,
by the gentle offices of kindness, to the com
fort and happiness of others, and yet appears
unwilling that they should know to whom
they are indebted for them. To see the full
excellence of religion, you must observe the
Christian, eminent for this grace, moving in,
and blessing the quiet circle of domestic hap
piness and peace. It is in homes's sacred re
tirement that this divine flower blooms in
greatest beauty, and sheds its sweetost Iras
Christ is the key to Scripture. no is the
one great idea of the Bible. Know Christ,
understand God's thought* about Him, and
then you will understand the Bible.
An old lady annonnced in court at At
lanta that she "had no counsel," that "God
was her lawyer." "My dear madarn re
plied the Judge, "he does not practice in
Could anything be neater than the ne
gro's reply to a young lady whom be offer
ed to lift over a gutter, and who insisted
that she was too heavy ? "Lor missus,
said ha, "I'se used to lifting barrels of so
TERMS, $2.00 Per. ANNTJM, in Advance.
DJise anti ot|erfoisf.
A ltdj found occasion to call upon a deo
tiat to hate her teeth filled. Among thoae
filled were two front onos, and when In a
pleasant mood the lady's face ebone with
smiles, while polished gold shone from the
upper incisors. These were| observed with
admiration by her little neice,who byand-by
seriously remarked : "Aunt Mary, I wish I
had copper-toed teeth like yours."
Andrew Johnson has been elected ad ho a
ary member of a Base Ball Club, and is learn
ing to play fast. He put out Stanton at home
base—Sheridan and Sickles on a "fly,"
and "muffed" several balls—including one
from Grant's bat, with great dexterity. "Go
in lively Andy,"
Josh Billing says r "Marry in fdr love may
be a little riaky, but it is so honest that God
kant help but smile at it.
A Lady reaiding on "Hemlock side/' went
out shopping, promising her little son she
would get him a coaconut. She procured one
with the husk, in which state he had never
seen one. On arriving at home she gave it to
the boy, who looked at it curiously, smiling
aod laid it down. Presently he said, "Moth*
er where's my coaconut ?" "I juat gave it to
you," she replied. Taking it up again, he
viewed it contemptuously for a moment, and
exclaimed—"That thing a coaconut ! I tho'fc
it was a waterfall !" Avery natural mis
Some say that the destiny of the world
often hangs on the merest trifles. A little
miff between Charles Bonaparte and his love
Letitia might have broken off a marriage
which gave birth to Napoleon and the batHe
of Waterloo. Yes, that is a fact.jbut suppose
a little miff had taken place between Adam
and Eve ! What then
The strongest kind of a hint—a young la
dy asking a gentleman to see if one of her
rings will go on his little finger,
GRAVITY —An exchange says, sppropos of
the discussion whether Newton "discovered
gravity," that if he had lived to this time he
might have discovered it In the countenances
of Radical politicians all over the country.
Better have a nest of wasp*; or bumble*
bees, or hornets in your bosom, thau a sting
A woman may speak as many tongues aa
she will, but don't let her do it with too
long a one of her own.
It is less important to a young lady that
her lover's diamonds she uld be of pure water
than his drink should be.
What is the difference between a ohurch
organist snd the .influenza t One stops the
nose, and the other knows stops.
An editor in Minnesota is determined to
break up housekeeping and go boarding with
his delinquent subscribers the remainder of
A darky's instruction for putting on a coat
were : "Fust de right arm, den de lef, and
den gib one general conwulshun."
A party of travelers sat down in a country
tavern to a scanty luncheon. Their hunger
was great; the prospect fur appeasing it,was
small. The wag of the company proposed to
work a mirasle, and taking up a plate of little
dried up bunt, began to shake tnem so as to
make them hop around 1 The landlady ob
serving the perfurmance,asked what he want
' Keep still !" cried the wag ; -'there is a
famine here ; and Ido this in order that we
may have a bun dance
The miracle was wrought, 'he landlady
hastened to bring on her good things.
When did hamlet intimate that he should
be snued to the teeth ? When he said, "1
if ill speak daggers."
An old bachelor says the talk of women is
usually about men ; even their laugh, is be,
A colored preacher at tha South recently
said in a prayer : "0 Lord, be pleassd to
shake your great tablecloth over your hungry
children dat dey may be fed wid de <vtba
of your love." •
In dealing with cunning persons wv- must'
ever consider theii ends to Interpret their
speeehes, and it is good to say liltla to-tbem,
snd that which thay Jeaat look for.
Beer flils many a bottle, and the bottle fills
many a bier.
A Western editor thinks of the proper wsy
of spelling tho is "though," end bo 1 beaux,
the proper way of galling potatoea taust be
"poughteightee.ox," The new wsy of
;Cg '* ' psoughtleigh."