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, . He Toted for the Draft.
. . Jy Qne who wat Talen In'.
"Good people TCte for Abe.
, The Union to reo"0'V
" To liberate the negro
V. And end ibis cruel war.
We'll have no more conscription,"
Said the Lincoln men end laughed ;
'So vote For Abraham,
If you'd avoid the draft."
'As soon as rebeJdom,
Shall bear the glorious news.
Of Abraham's election,
They'll tremble in their shoes
They'll throw away their arms," "
Said the Lincoln men and laughed ;
'So vote for Father-Abraham
1 r -I! yoa'd avoid the draft." -
"Jeff Davis and Rob.Lee
Will go to Mexico,'
And Beauregard and Hood will hide,
Themselves in Borneo.
They'll give ns their plantations,".
Said the Lincoln men and laughed; '
'So vote for Father Abraham,
If you'd avoid the draft."
. ,1 took them at their word,
I vo;ed for their man,
And sat up all election-night.
To hear how Shoddy ran.
The telegraph did tick,
The Lincoln men all laughed.
And said, "the Copperheads are sick,
There'll be another draft !"
No Copperhead am I,
But ctill I feel quite sick,
lo think the draft fchould follow
My vote for Abe so quiclt.
I asked the Democrat,
How ia this? and they langhed,
And said, "How are-you Conscript,
?. 'You oo'eifor the drnftf
TOE MAX WHO STRUCK lllJISKLF.
BT T. P AHTHCH.
Jason Elder belonged to tliat raliier -'irge
class of persons' who-ftrsd pleasures- in the
offering or-roisfortune of their fellow men.
This is staling the case rather broadly, and
we do not, in the least, doubt that Jason,
' shoold be ever chance to discover this intro
duction of hinasell to the public, will reject
our classification, so far as he is concerned.
1 We make 't onitarstanding'y, however.
The fault we have indicated is asualiy the
companion of another. The man who feel
'pleasure in the ill fortune of his neighbor
twill hardly hesitate to inflict aa injury, il it
can be done with impunity.
Men of the class to whom Jason Elder
belonged rarely, passed far on their life
journey, without misunderstanding with
.some of their fellow passengers. 01 course
they are always in the tight, and their fel
tow passengers in the wron. And as they
are the injdred and the oppressed, i: is the
most natural to retaliate giving blow for
blow. V '.' " '"' .
"The roan who wrongrme I neither for
get or forgive." This was one of 'Jason
- Elder's sayings, and a-very bad raying, we
cannot help declaring it to be I particularly
.so in Jason's case for be.quistly lived up. to
bis principles. Of course judgment as to
wrong was -always rendered by himself,
and on evidence wholly experte. If be be
lieved that another meant to do him wrong
and ha coold believe, sometimes, on very
. alight evidence an evit purpose was quick'
. ly born to his- mind a if positive testimony
were beforabis eyes. , . , .
In fact, Jason Elder wa& a very bad sort
of a man, and ofiea very ' troublesome to
those who had any dealings with "lim
V Anions those who were' favored with hd
.hear;? dulik of Elder was a master rae
chanie in a small way, named Mania Lee
-who; by industry and econemy,had ecuma-
faled enongii to! boy himself ' a house of
.moderate size, as a home for h:s famiJy.
Elder also owned a bouse in the . same,
neighborhood. IThera houses were builton
piece of ground that orginally belonged to
the same estate. . - - - - --
1 Mr. Lee was a4 vey ' upright ' man too
upright and JadeEreodeot'to have much! in
tercourse with .a man like Elder, and inor
'taliy offended him. He bad : so ofiended
him and the offence was neither forgotten
"nor forgiven. ' la more than' one instance
Jtis enemy bad sought to do him injury; bnt
ahe poisoned arrows, flang from bis bow,
Jiad flown harmlessly by him. .
'" One day, while in conversation with one
of those idle, gossiping individual, who
ive mora attention to other people's busi
jness than they do to their own, the latter
aaid in responding to some ill-natured re
iark ottered against Mr. Lee "I.'leamed
a fact yesterday that may be yon would like
lo her." ''Abput that Lee ?" eagerly in
quired Elder., , . , f , . -f
.4Yes, cr I might - better say about the
'ground on which he has built that snug I It
ila house. - ' C,'
'In i ?'"cur geniieman was a!l alive
and now commenced rubbiog his hand in
delighted expectation. "What about the
"Little defective," was the laconic an
" No !"
I Fact. Had it from old Larkins : and
rather think he ought to know something
about it." " , J had better see your, lawyer and ask him to
"Well, that is news! Got a had title, ; call on me In the meantime, I wiil say
eh I I wonder who's on the hip now, Mr, ',;hat lor varioui reasons I am reaJy lo com
Martin Lee V j promise. I don't wish to encounter the
"Won't I, indeed,- wait and see. If I do ; vesation, delays and expenses of Jenal pro
not deal him a "staggering blow, my name j ceeding ; and iherefore. if you are din
is not Jason Elder that's a!J 1 always taid ! posed to meet me amicably, I will execute
I d abide my time. Ha! Ha! A flaw in
his title. But that's just his way of doing
business. I'd like to see any one pick a
flaw in mine."
True to the evil purpose declared, Elder
ip-'k the firt opportunity to search out the
"part iC whom the property owned by Lee
would teT'j 'n C1'9 a defect really did ex
ist in his Utle, 9"d communicated the fact
alleged. Thu individual whose name was
Earl, seemed alj?ri incredulous ; but when
Lurkin was mentioned authority, seemed
to feel quite an interest in !-he master.
. . I aia re-allj indebted J" Jpu," he said
with a bland smile ; "shonld ?or
that there is a defect I shall hav ?o'"e a
windfall ; and it could not have reach.."' ne
in a better time. I will hare the matter in
vestiga'.ed at once."
"That blow will tell bard, surely I have
planted it below the filth rib," said Elder to
himself, in -a tone of crael exultation, as he
left the presence of Ehrl.
Through much jell denial and hard labor
con'iuued through many years, had Lee
been able to provide a modext homeslead
for his family. He had been more anxious
to accomplish this from the tact that declin
ing health warned him of the approach of
a day when his belongod ones who leaned
on him so confidingly would have none to
care for them. If he could secure a home,
into which they might cluster together, hr
felt that much would be gained. And this
he had accomplished ; but the fTri co;t
too dearly. He had taxed hi physical sy
tern to an extent thst produced a prions re
action ; and, though he secured a dwelling
lor his family, be permanently weakened
One day, ja making a sudden effort, he
ruptured a blood vessel, and was taken
home in a dangerous condition. This was
he very diy that' Jaon ..Eider made the
unfortunate discovery of a delect in the title
of his property.
Little dreamed he, as wi;h death knock
' . . . . i
ing at '.be door, he Sound consolation in tie
thought that his family, even if he were ta
ken from tbem. would be left without a
home, that at the very lirre- there was a
movement to deprive him of their little pa
trimony.. And well for him was it that the
veil of ignorance was beyond bis eyes ; for
had be known of the threatened danger th
knowledge would surely have cost him his :
life. I for life, and the'eonsequent vigor acquired
' On the day following, a genttemren called ' tv trtem. European weeds have establish
at the house of Mr. Lee to notify him that ' ed theme!ves abundantly in North Aroeri
proceedingswere about being instituted for car and Australia The rapid propagation
the purpose of testing the validity of his iU i Df European animals is no less remarkable,
tie; but learning that he wasdangerously The pigs which Captaic Cook left -at New
ill, he went' away without leaving any
word as. to the purpose of his business.
In the meantime, Elder, who had not
heard of Mr. Lee's' illness, was awaiting
with some interest, to see the ultimate el-
feet of ihe blow he had struck. There were .
limes when in a-measurt"f he repented of
what he had done But the repentence was
not very deep, and his ill will toward Mr.
Lee soon obliterated all traces thereof. On
the third day, Elder received a "brief note
from Mr, Earl, desiring him to call at his
office, as he wished to see him on particu
lar business. ' -There
was something in this note that' af-
fected Mr. Elder unpleasantly. What it
was, however, he could Dot discover, altho'.
he read it over and over again, at least half
a dozen times. , ,
'I wonder what he wants with meJ"' he
said uneasily, as he started off, lo 'obey the
Ao, Mr. Elder, I'm glad to see you." l
Mr. Earl smiled, and he offered his hand.
Bui there was something wrong in the '
smile, and no heart whatever in the pres
sure of his hand.
"I've been investigating the matfer ihat
yoa brought to my notice," -said Mr. Earl,
and bis countenance assumed a very grave
aspect, , ; ;
Ah, have you? - Well, sir, did yoa not
find it as I said ?" '
"There is a flaw, certainly, , and a very
serious one." , , .. .
"I was sure of it from what Larkin said.
He's never at fault in matters of this kind."
Yorf aimed a heavy blow at Mr. Lee,
my friend said Earl. There was a quick
change in his manner, followed by a pause,
Then he added: .
'Bot it passed him onharmed. and struck
another" :- ' " ' '
11 v..ir v
-Me! I do not nnderstand Ton, Earl !
The countenance of Jason had become sud
denly overspread wjth alarm. " .
. "Lee's litle ia perfectly good."
"It is?" . -
"Yes. Bnt yours is defective !"'"
"Impossible !" exclaimed Elder taming
pale. '. . ' , ,:
"Not at l!. , Latkio. is rarely at fault in
matters. of this kind. ' He knew there was a
flaw somewhere in ihe title of ihe property
that one belonged to my -uncle's" esiate, bot
erred ia this instance. Les is ssf. . Tir
title is hot worth a copper. I am much
obliged to yon lor hunting up the windfall
( for me I should hardly have come across
it myself; and in consideration thereof,
' will deal rith too as leniently a possible.
Of course, I do not expect j'ou to take my
! word in regard to the flaw. Its existence
however, will 6oon be demonstrated
a quit claim to the "property. Toe sum is
five hundred dollars." "'
EMer groaned aloud.
''If my claim on the property i good, and
1 know it to be:' resumed &arl,l car. recover
three times the sum. If you compromise I
will act in a spirit of great moderation, but
if you compel me to reort to law, I will
take all the law award.''
'. Poor Jason Elder ! The bio . v was a hea
vy one and staggered him. A careful ex
amination by his lawyer only proved the
assertion of Earl. His title to the property
wa not worth a dollar. ("lad enongh was
he to except the . proffered compromise,
though at the clear loss of S500.
Well for Mr. Lee was it,, that the blow
aimed with iuch a bitter malignity and did
j"ccuie the will of him by whom it was
given. The consequences would, to all hu
man foresight, proved fatal. Not until he
was suuficisntly recovered from his danger
oo illno to be out again, dul he learn the
evil that haJ beerf meditated, and how it
had recoiled upon the f?ead of hi e.iemy.
His pointed answer was r
'He digged a pit for auother. and him
self fell into it."
The declaration of Elder, Jade ii more
than one, lha( be had struck Mr. Lee a hea
vy "blow, wa remembered in connection
wi'.h hi ser ous loss from a detect in hi
ti'le ; and.for a long time .ig-rwar.) he was
spolen of famiiiaxly .anmni !iios who
kr: him as" the "njan wh i..sr:ck him
A l-road illustration of what is taking
p!ace daily, in tmndred- of instances round
u. The eil that i? meditated against oth
er usually comes back in oonn farm, oprtn
thoe who ek to do their neighbors a
wrong In this matter there is law of com
pensation which acis with unerring certain
ly. The blow that is struck In malice at
another, may not seem to rebound.: B'i
as surely as it is given, will it power to do
harrr. remain nnspent, ontil the circle of
consequence is complied.
Cchioui Fact. One of the curious facts
noticed by nn'uralists is that the animals
and vegetables of the Old -World suppl.i'.s
tho.-e of ihe New. Aroordirn; to Caveons
theory, this is to be aitribn'ed w the logger
period duringwhich :he deniz-n it the Old
vVnrlil have ben engaged in the trnggle
Zealand have increased so lajgely that they
mor.ojjolize vast tracts of the cetuniry, and
are kiiied at six pence per tail. For only
ar they obnoxious by occupying the ground
which the sheep farmer needs for his flock,
but they assiduously follow the ewet when
lambing. and devour the poor lambs as soon
as they make their appearance. Another
interesting fact is -the appearances of the
Norwegian rai. Il has thoroughly extirpa
ied the native rat; and is to be found every
where growing to a very large size. The
European mouse follows closely, and, what
is more surprising, where il makes its ap
pearance, it drives, to a great degree, the
Norwegian rat away. The European house
fly js another importation repels ahe bine
bottle of New Zealand, which seems to shun
its comranv "
Smoke for the Cure or Wounds. A cor
respondent of the Country Gentleman recom-.
mends smoke as a cure for wounds in men
and animals. He says : "I em ray foot wiih
in axe. The ladv of the house, siezing the
j foot while it was yet bleeding freely, held
j it over a pan containing smoking lag locks,
i In a few minutes the bleeding stopped, and
j the smoke was removed, and a bandage
; applied to protect it from accidental blows
I The wound never suppurated, and conse
quently never pained me. I have seen the
remedy tried in many similar cases, and al
ways with ihe same results. Let the rea
der bear in mind lhat no liniment or salve,
drawing or healing should be applied. Yon
have merely to smoke 'he wound well, and
' nature w.u 00 me rest
! fc"rnin- wo',!d " r,,', ,,,e "me
j K li n ,l hp
: There i. arir.ripie in t'-e f u '
. which,. wbeu .app: ed u. tl
, la-.es the albums th..- ren-u.T , u-,--.
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1 ceptitie o. pntretaction. : n ame princi
pie stops bleeding bycoagoUtirig the blood.
promote. Leai,, and may be up pi, ed
! with decided tetiefit to all ulcers,-
nA AllUHAAnO .Ii aAO a Aid "
"Where are yon going ?" " said a young
j gentleman to an elderly one in a white cra
j vtt, whom he overtook a lew " miles from
i Little Rock".
I am going to Heaven, my son ; I have
been on the wav eighteen years."
"Well good bye, old fellow j if yoo have
been travelling toward Heaven for eighteen.
years - tiW X1i' inq-&(ftrrq-
... Arteous on the Draft. ...
Artemns Ward, Jr., is again before the
public ventilating his ideas on the draft :
A grate many people air getting exempt
ed. I kno a chap who warmed to git ex
! emp beeaze he had no old widow mother
'o support him. Another youth Faid if he
went to war his mother wood have lo stop
taken in washin, as he was the only son
she had to maintain. It's astonishin' wot a
skarcity of male people thar is between 20
and 35 years. Those wot aren't over 35
are undergo. They never git pact 21 hardly
I unci knowd a email wot was under 20
She wa3 t-plendid. Her name was Mariar,
tNort much ol her.' H Praps I thort mucher
of her pjjrient'a 80 aclier farm. Bat he
was a swedt girl. She had butilullesl eyes,
one was cross-eyed an' the other' pquinted.
She ost to look at me 2ways at otiCt. And
tsuch small feet. Her gators war small enuff
lor me by Muffin' rags into the Tose of em'.
I won't say enythin about her teeth. She
had no teeth to say enything aboat.
Sh9 was a Heiress. That' wot ailed her
Her Guvnor was a Breckinridger. One nite
he ar'st me wot I wars. "I'm an Army
Kontrackter," sez I, tel'in' a confounded
wopper ; but Marrar was look'w; at rne 3
wajs, and 1 scarcely now ed.woul was bay
in': "Wall," sez the old man, l'ef yon are
a army contrackter yon, must be a Breckin
ridger, fonhey get all the contracts an' ihe
Uiiion men duz the fightiu." ' 2 iroo !"'
sez I. 1 maid Mariar a noomerour number
of presents. 1 boT her Dollar- worth ol
Joolry, consistin'.ov a gold wa?ch, a buz
zim pinan' earrings, an' things upwards
of eerril of the Urst.
But she'was always morely pleased wen
I tnok her a hunk of j ailer Jack. It wos a
splendid f-ight io see her eat yailer Jack, j
Alter kortin her sevr.l weeks, f thort It was
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time to bring things to a climax. 1 niie 1
took her a sooperh big chunk of yailer Jack,
an' al -r she put herself out,ide of it I sez
to myself, now is ihe expected time, as the
Scriptoojs remarks. -I had been 2 wpeks
in lurning snm big words with which ta I
areit tier to te mine, an I got flown on ray ;.
I. a.. 1
1 L n a Yo A I . ot t r etc? ' m ? nAnaarcha .'
r - " '-
' Gimme another hunk ov that candy, be-'
fore you begin to piay." This nockt all
the wind out ov me Sales, as it were, an' 1
didn't no wot to say, an' cum putty i.ear
sayin, ii. Bnt I wasn't a goin' to give' up
the s-hip; sr to speak. I squa'lid side ov
her, look her alabaster hands in mine, look
ed into her eyes ar.' articoolated ''Mariar. I
Inv you good bit wass nor notliin'. "Will
you walk , 'brough life's thorny p.th wiiH
me V Me htart kept bobin up and down in
me t nzim a tho it wurntcd to brt-ak its
ami wire away, as the Poick
ioii'i think Md'iar
. largwoge, for.
nn'i iiiiemi to travel . t!i.ra:
lliurr.y .path-, without. I kin riJe
ote foul, that's wot yoiijar," and
V iu re a
I guess I
was, for I left ihe damsel without pressin'
me soot. As I beca.Tie wiser I grow Ider,
and hhve tence lamed that a girl don't
mean all she sez. Not by a harf dozzen.
Vhn a (email calls a Chap o'e fool, she
thiuks he's a tiunky boy,aas Ben a flick pais.
1 pity 'Mariar. When she found I did'nt
cum back she look up with a love cove
who supported good s ore Close. She took
him for a gentleman, but after marryin' he
turned out to be a dir'y Peas , man, which'
kilt her ded. He.it qui el in peace. E poor
lusted vp Union. 1 suppose 5011 don't noe
what thos Latin metis ? I don't kn&, te
The right wing of the rebel army is in
Virginia, and the left is in New York. An
I ' 111 iu Washington, a alurs,
A. Wasu. Jr. -
Tub Ldv with thk U'oouefc Lkg. On . ho a thinking of studying law, said to
the Nortoik ctrcuii, Lee was retained for Darnel Webster:
the plaintiff io action for breach of promise "Mr. Webster, I understand ihat the pro
of marriage. When the brief was brought feresion of law is tiuite lull, and lhal there
him, he inquired whether the lady lor whose
injury he wu to seek redress was good
"Very handsome indeed,"sir !" was the
answer of Helen's attorney. ,
"Then, sir," replied Lee, ' I beg you will
request her to be in court, and in a place
where she can be seen. j
The attorney promised compliance, and j
the lady, in accordance with Lee's wishes,
look her seat in a conspicuous place. Lee
I W'-.7 t-uv. V-
in addressing the jary, did not fail to insist
with great warmth on the "abominable cru
elty" which had been exercised toward the
'lovely and confiding female" before them,
in working up their feelings 10 the desired
point. The counsel on the other side, how
ever, speedily broke the spell with which
Lee his learned friend, in describing . the
graces and beauty of ihe plaintiff, had not
mentioned one fact, namely, that the lady
had a wooden le-i ! The cmirt was con
vulsed with laughter, whi'e Lee who was
14r.or.1nt of the circufnstauce, looke'j aahasr
mil t! jury ashamed "f the influence lhat
rur,r'? cirqnrnce . had had upon them, re
turned a serdict for the defendant.
Would Losie Fifty 'Ihousakd Dollars.
A Maine officer recently applied for a fur
lough, staling that if it -was not granted he
should lose fifty thousand dollars. This at
tracted attention at headquarters, and the
officer was desired lo forward a statement
of how be would loe it. He did so to the
effect that he bad been in the army without
a leave of absence for two years ; that he
was engaged to a young lady worth fifty,
thousand dollars ; that there was another fel
low after her. and that she bad written to
hln-' ,---otT-orcome borne and mar-
wouia marry iue
The Effect of Sherman's Xarch.
Sherman in his march through Georgia
destrojed many things dwellings, corri
cribs, agricultural imp'emeuts, gin houses,
clothing of women ami children, and in
short all that lends to make life comforta
ble was ruthlessly given to t he flames
Cattle, horses, hogs, sheep and goats were
destroyed. Nothing wtis spared but life
Thank God, amid the' universal ruin, one
thing was extirpated, root and branch,
which amply compensates for all other loss.
We mean the idea of reconstruction.
Wherevpr the hostile tread of Sherman's
legiong passed, all hopes, and thoughts,
and desires ol recons'ruction were trampled
out of existence. Th logic of the bayo
net and ihe rhetoric of the incen liary con
vinced the most conservative" lhat noth
ing remained lo the people of the South but
triumph or degradation, which would make
life intolerable. By the light of his burn
ing dwelling, reflecting on "the pale and
frightened laces of his wife and children,
the "conservative" saw the true orjAct of
the war and the real points at isue. The
flames which consined the labor" of a life
time, purified ihe political atnoi-pher and
kindled in the hnr of the snnVrr, the fires
ol ja:riotisni. 'I hre lives no rnsn who
can see his rfV'i rM. burnt I. his lmi dv
fstated, his prnpefy '.olen, his wife and
children turned priniles -u'iu tne world,
without revolving an revenge.
But greater wrons than those enumerated
has been perpetrated hy the hounds that
follow the lootsteps of Snerrnan Women,
pure and f-potless, have been violated. The
people of Georgia have had the bit erest
i cup of misery placed to iheir lips, and been
made io drain it o the dregs. They have
" "!e inexpiable
1 he unutterable s
That turns the coward's heart to Meet.
1 ,e eloggard's blood to flme.
Ffom .,)e Mackened lrick which markg
the rou(e ot Sherni80 ,here COfIjes n0 cry
for construction and, subrrtiss.oji; bnt rath
er a l0ulj ike ,tje gound -of many walera
ot jndept,udence and revenge-
. i i I
wi'.a a iun appreciation oi ne ruin wtncD
La3 overtaken t-ome of our worbiesi and
best, and with the warmest sympathy lor
lheir desolation, we cannot, in view ol the
pUrifJCil,lo 0,' the State from all taint of re
construction, help ejaculating, '.hank God!
We have experienced the bapiit-m.ot .fire,
and have mine forth purified. Thank God !
Macon Te!ejruvk. .
M hriage in Laplssp It is death in
Lapland to marry a maid without the con
tent of. her parents or Jriefids. When
young roan has lorrned ' an attachment lor
a female ihe tashio i is io appoint their
f.'ien.u io t ehold the two young parlies run
a race together. I he maid is allowed in
Marling ihe advantage of oue-thinJ part ot
the race, so that it is impossible, except
willing ol herself, lhal she ehould be over
taken. If. ihe matter is ended; he must
never have her, il teiivg a penalty lor a
man to renew the motion ot marriage. But
it the virgin has an alTsctiou for him, tho'
at first t-he runs fast to try the truth nl his
love, she will (without Atlanta's golden
Dalls to retard "her speed) pretend tome
casualtv, and make a voluntary halt Lelore
sna comes to the mark or end ol the race.
Thus none are compelled to marry' against
their o.vu wills : and this is Tie cause thtl 1
in this poor country ihe married people are
richer iniheir own contentment than in oth-
er lands, where so many loreed ma ches
make feigned love, and caue r.'dl unbappi-
Alwat Room LJpStaik. A young man
are more lawyers Itiati are needed ; do you
think there is any chance tor me?';
'TLeie U alwnv rocm ud st-irs." was
the renlv and a true as it was ingenious.
r j 1
Oidv a iew persons can reach ihe high j
places, and these are in great demand
"there is always room enoug.. up s-aus.:!
Firi cU farmers and mechanics, as weil
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as nhvsician. la'.vvers. &:(.. IlU'hvh nnu
plenty ol woric aud gooJ pay
1 j j-- j 7 j .
callii.g you choose, and it matters liula if it
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be an honest one, resolve to go into an up-
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single leap, or you may fall disabled. Rath
er begin at the bottom of the ladder and
patiently step upon each round.
Wkll Done ! Jomthan A green, good
natured, money making up-country Jona
than, who said everything drily got thinus
fixed, and stuck up a bargain for matrimony
and the panies agreed to employ a country
justice to perlcrni the ceremony. The wor
thy squire commenced by remarking lhal i:
wa.s customary on such occasion- lo begin
with a prayer but he believed he would
omit that. After tha knot was tied he said
it was customary t.i give the couple some
advice, but be believed he would omit that
also ; it was customary to kiss the bride but
be would omit that likewise. The cer mo
ny being ended, Jonathan taks'r-g the Squire
by the bu'ton-hoie, said "Spuire it's a cus
tomary to give the magistrate five dollars
but 1 believe I'll omit that.
Atremcs Ward says : "If 1 am drafted 1
will resign. Deeply grateful for the nnex-
pected honor thus conferred upon me, I
shall feel compelled to resign the position
in favor of come more worthy person. Mod
esty is wbat ails me. 'Thai's what keeps
One Step More.
Had I better gel in and row across, I.won
der ? Nobody would ever know any thing
about it ; and there the new boat lies rock
ing on the river, and there are two oars in
the t ottom. It's only a mile down io the
bridge, and I could row down there and
back in a little while ; it would be such a
splendid sail !
Of course, nothing could happen lo me.
for grandpa said to mamma the other eve
ning, when he went down to the mill.
Why. Helen, Harry,s a natnral-bern sail
or. He can manage ihe boat as well as I !'
'0 dear ! I wih he'd never seen boat '.'
said mamma. 'I expect it will be the death
ol him yet.'
Well, he didn't inherit his natural taste
from yon, that's cer.ain,' laughed grandpa ;
but woman are always nervous about the
And that's all.
sjnst mamma's nervos-
ne-s ; and I now nothing would happen to
rne, gelling in there, and having a little sail ;
and it would be so nice this afternoon, and,
the rier looks away up by the bridgeH like
a ribbon among the oaks and p.oplafs.
Nobody would know anything about it,
either ;fer, of course, I should get back sate,
and I don't believe there's an) harm in it.
But, then, there's my promise to mother
here's no getdng around that' as it was the
last thing she said to rne before she left
home op Thursday.
She railed me to ihe carriage, and bent
over one side, and smoothed my hair as she
always does when she lalks to me.
'Now, Harry, my boy,' he said, '.J want
yon io promise that you won't get inide
that boat until your father and 1 get home
No, mamma, I won't certainl),' I an
swered, though I ha-ed to,, bad enough
I hat's a fact
And I think it's too bad that such a big
boy as I am can't have his own way in
such things. O dear! dear! the longer I
' look the more I. want to go. It seems as if
One more step and I shall be in the boat ;
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And how shall I feel when 6be comes and
looks in my face and calls me her darling
boy, and puts her arms arround my neck
and kisses me over and over again ?
She. won't ask me wether I've been in
the boat, because I promised her I wouldn't, i
and I never tola my mother a lie in mv life,
And I won': now. I
Mamma came home last n'.gut. Such a '
hugging s I had ?
Ila Harry been a good boy !' she said, ;
'and not . done a single thing hit mother j
woii'd disapprove of V
No, I sue not mamm3, 1 said
was thinking about the boat, and didn't !
-peak very positively. , .
Mamma held me away, and looked in my
' on guess noi ; Are you quite certain, 4
Harry V she a-ked.
Well, mamma, I haven't done anything,
but I've thought about it.'
. She threw her arms around me and held
me close to her'
Tell me all about it, Harry,' she said.
And then I did. 1 told her about coing
to the river Saturday afternoon, and how
near I came to getting into the boat, and
rowing down to the bridge, and what a ter
rible temptation it was, and how n was, and
I . ...
' now ,n one 8,eP 1 nuld have been in ; but
j ,he memory ol my promise to her, and the
, ,,,0"Shl 1 hal Cod saw me, held me back,
j whe" ,l,er8 was ony on lP betwixt me
anu inn t'Oai.
And when I had done, I. found mamma's
tears falling I ke rain drops on my hair.
'Oh my child ! I thank God ! I thunk God!
And I, too, thanked him, from my hearl
hat 1 didn't take that or.e sten. CLuuh
pir oi spectacles
4 f ,
,v ou" "lc l,Uid"'H
7 he club with which an idea 6truck the
! A ,ilick to nat'ow escapes.
1. 1 he hook anJ ,ine Wlth wbicf n
! caught a cold,
umfreua usen in me reign 01 tyrants.
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4 .. L I . T - .1 r
J " ""ai l'"s uuru " lHa" P,u lwen,y
i shillings a week for.
A o en&e made of a sour tem-
per and ihe sweet of matrimony.
At. English visitor says that Arkwrigbt
wrote his name upon the streams. We
don't see how he could ; streams are noi
It is vain to struggle against change and
confusion. The whole world is turned up
side down every twenty-four hours.
If a person buys two apples and eats both,
how many will yet remain ? Of course, there
will be two left. .
Never give a boy a shilling to hold your
shadow while you climb a tree to look into
the middle of next week ; it is money thrown
How Midi. "If a man sells his watch
for S50 ; buys it back for S4C ; then sells it
for 545, how much does he make in he
transaction?" It looks as if he made 815,
but he didn't. Boy, can you tell how much?
Johs PiLLi.vcs deposes, among other good
things, "that yer kant judge a man bi his
religion eny more than yer can judg'niz
shirt by the size ov the kollar and nstbands.'
GT All babies born after the fourth of
March, must be stamped. tnL Rtvenue I
O---T- . j. ffi 11 n 1 11 il 11 win--
ATalecfLoTr, Abduction, Cowhidins, Bar:
riage and a Make Ip.
Saturday a remarkable case occurred In
this ciy one of the most interestins that
has, perhaps, come betore the public; for a 1
long while. We shall endeavor to detail
the facts as nearly rorrect a possible.
They show the grief of relatives " and
friends far the downward course of aeau
li'ul young lady, who was lured from'lhe
path of rectitude, but who was recjaimeJ,
ii is hoped, to a virtuous Ji!e by prompt in
terposition of friends. ' s
About three o'clock on Saturday after
noin a great crowd collected on the corner
of Fifth street and Washington Avenoe,
not less than hundred people being gath
ered around iwo womon and a young man,
one of the females being engaged in Ihe
lively exercise of administering sundry
blows with a rawhide on the person of the
young man aforesaid The crowd, evident
ly sympathising with the woman, cried,
Give, it to him i" ''Hit him again !"
"Tbm's it !" Go in little one!" and other
similar expressions ot encouragement
Tho young man, thinking, doubtless, he
had got into the wrong crowd, started to
run, the woman after him. A policeman
fooning up at ihe moment, arrested the
yong man and the women -bit, and took
them down to the Central police station,
about half the crowd following, and block
ing up the side-walk after the parties were
in ihe police office. Here, then, the mat
ter was to be explained, nobody, therefore,
knowing what was the cants e of grievance.
In the police office the women seemed
to be lull of venom, and indulged in such
vituperative abuse of the young man who
wa, apparently a "nice" young man, with
excellent good clothes on that it was for
some time impossible to arrive at the real
merits of ihe case.. Chief of Police Coz
zins, however, alter diligent inquiry, learn
ed the following facts;
The young man's name is Charles W.
Jones. He came here seme two months
since with Dan Rice's circus, andj was en
gaged in an exhibition of stereoscopic
view, but has since abandoned that bnsi
ness, and is now "on the !o.n." The two
ladies mentioned above are Mrs. Nancy
Hickley and Jeanette Foster, half sisters of
Miss Susan Freemen, seventeen years old,
and quite pretty, whom, they allege Jnes
enticed aay from her home, seduced into
wickedness and abandonment, and wanted
to leave to the cold mercies of Ihe world.
Jones was demanded of to , tell where the
girl was. He prevaricated for a while, and
fioally refused. The chief then said,
"search him and send him down " The
sum ol $385 was discovered on him. Then,
on suggestion, ihe whole partr went in
conference in the chief's private office,
Jones wss appealed to marry the girl.' ' He
refused. Then Jones gave the number of
the house where she could be found,' and
d-teci:ve Brownfield was depatched after
her, returning in about haif an hour. Sh
was furious, and accused her sis'-r Jean
tiette of mere and worse than ever she was
guilty of. The most animated discussions
traiipired, aud feeble Mows were -at one
time exchanged between the belligerent,
females. It seemed to be impossible 10
a1jut matters, and the peace-makers pres
ent were almost in despair for the success
or their desire, when it was u2getei?to
send lor the father. Miss Foster volunteer
ed to go for him, and with her cowhide still
in hand, sallied out retnming in about fif
teen minutes wiih the oid gentleman. The
o'd man was deeply grieved. He is a hard
working, honest ;mechanic, and is entirely
innocent of any responsibility in Ihe fai l
ings of his daughter. , He. asked Jones to
marry her, sa ing, "you have : rained her.
and now marry her if yoo never.live with
ter I want yoa to marry her. ' Others ap
pealed to Jones on the fame plea ; and, en
being told the girl would be sent" to the
House of Good Shepherd and he to the cal
aboose, he finally concluded to do so. Jus
tice Young wa6 6ertt for, and in a very shor.
time (he "twain were made one flesh' in
the indissoluble bori3s of wedlock. Susan,
however, was persistent in declaring ' iba;
6he would not "make up" with Lor young-;
fister, and Jear.nette was equally bitter
against Susan ; but the time was propitious
for an exchange ot amicable compliment
on the basis of the cartel of marriage, an'
by the interposition of ' bystanders, the 6i--tera
all kissed and made it, up each of .!;
others wishing the bride and groom great
joy, which was joined in by Ihe com pari v
present. The venerable father wept tear
both of grief and gratnlation, and all "wet
merry" and departed in peace. So ended ;t
fierce quarrel and a severe cowhidior
Strange, what a iemperer of passion noa--rirnony
is St. Louis Republican
Motto: as Fohk. Physicians record -mend
mutton as the most wholesome me
the easist digested, and the best suited t
invalids, while pork, as every body know-,
is the mot unwholesome meat eaten. I 1
England mutton if a favorite dish,, and w
apprehend it is to this, rather than to roa-?
beef, lhat the Englishman owes his robo-'
health and rosy complexion. Oar people
eat too much pork and 100 little muttor.
And yet, as a contemporary well remark,
"'mutton can be produced poond for poun-
at less than halt the price of. pork, yields
more nourishment when eaten, and keep
ing sheep, does not exhaust a farm lo tbf
extent feeding hogs does. Sheep can be
kept daring the winter on hey or lnrnip."
or mangle wurtzel, or sugar beets, while
hoe will not do without, at least, some
com." ' We would like to see in th'e paper
j fewer ticconnis of bj t yig ' s 1 0 r iJ s L,