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ey the rut 11111rItivoil,
I'VE BEEN TULNKING.
I've heed thinking, been thinking,
‘'hat a glorious world were this,
Did folka mind their iminees more,
find mind their neighbors' leas
For instance, you and I, my fr iend,
Are sadlyprone to talk,
01 matters t hat concern its not,
And others IkAlies mock.
1 . ye been thinking, if we'd begin
To mind nor own affairs,
Vont int.milily our neighbors might
Contrive to tonnage theirs.
We've Wilts enough at home to mend
It now be no with others;
It WlllllOl MOM Stnillgtf, if it were not,
Since all mankind are brothers.
Oh! would that we had charity
Vur every 111311 and woman ;
Forgivetwss is the mark or those
Who know "to err is human,"
Then let us banish jealousy—
Let's lift our fallen brother,
And as we journey down lifo's road,
"De good to one another."
TIDE raorolsoirs CHOICE.
Mrs. Linda Ortt'aant and Prof. Ward
Rockwell were walking up and down the
pima of the Delavan House.
It was in June, and the windows of the
;Adorn which opened on the piaszi were
open, though the heavy damask curtains
were down, sweeping the carpet with their
shimmering fields. Inside the south parlor,
fouled up in an easy chair by the window,
Elsie Haver was crochetinft a lamp mat.
She caught a mummer of their voices, but
wok no notice off' What they *ere saying.—
She was not particularly intensity& It Was
nothing to her, let it be what it might.
Prof. Rockwell had only arrived that
morning and was to stay at the Deluven
I louse until the opening of the fall term of
W— College, of which he was to lss
°reek Prolessor. Ile was Mrs. (iraham's
betrothed—SO the gossip went—Mill she
was a guest of Kate Delavan, the belle and
heiress. There were several gay, young
people staying at the house, fur Kate liked
eompany ; and this FiCairKl she had sonic
bow taken a distaste to watering places, and
all other public resorts. Si. she remained
at home, wore her last year's wallas and
chose her own company.
Elsie was not a guest. Since she was fif
teen, five years she had lived at Delavan
House, half' a,. company to Kate, half as
seamstress and helper in general.
She was a distant cousin of the young
ttsistress, and after the dew h of her mother,
she hind been tattoo by Kate, who found her
handy awl user'''. Don't Cu. a moment im
agine that Elsie wore patched frocks and ato
cold potatoes a in eigulerdla,
She was very kindly treated by Kate and
her indignant papa, and she was much too
plump and nosy to suggest scanty diet.
;the co►ubed Kate's hair, when she was
in the mood litr it ; sewed lip her runles and
embroidered her aprons ; fed the canaries,
watered the !idiom's..., cßtelicted hoo d ',
and once or twice when the 11011 4 C11131 1 1 11311
been absent, out of pure good nature, she
had helped the cook wash up the dishes.
But she did not like this ; it made her
I►ands rough ; and so of course she deserveg
all the more credit for leaving the cress.
Mrs. Grnhnu►, the handsome, haughty
widow of Judge t,rnhant, and Kate's per•
ticular admirntion,had snubbed Klsle a little
just enough to make her feel her inferiority.
Elsie did not relish it, and does anybody.
Hardly I think. It made Elsie angry, and
if Mrs. Graham could have seen how red
her cheeks were when she went up to her
Chamber; tiller some sidelong shaft which
had cut her deeply, she would have insinu
ated to the first gentleman who admired her
color, that the girl painted, just as she did
herself when she was a little paled a morn
ing. Women never accuse others of their
sex of this bit or deception unless they them
selves are guilty. I learts void of deception
never look for deception in others. Make a
nota of it—you're woktome.
There had been a great deal of talk about
Prof. Rockwell before he made his advent
in IV. Ho was wealthy and or an old fam
ily ; talented above must men, and very
particular; and Elsie, who had listened to
the description, expected to see a snuffy,
wake*, sandy-haired individual, in green
pluses, and pantaloons with the knees worn
* mod Om saw a very handsome
young min of eight awl twenty, with black
eyes, grave, earnest limo, somewhat Leo pale
perhaps, and very dark hair curling careless.
ly over I broad, thoughtful forehead,
age had not happened to be introduced,
but she hod taken several !woo at him, and
eathdied herself en to his personal appear
atm And she sighed a little softly to , her
self tut Alitt• QmL t99k the unit' of
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for her nipper' in their promenade—as if
that tall stately woman needed any aupprA.
"I wonder men aren't afraidpf such A ma
sons raid Elsie, a little p . pitefitily; and
broke the scarlet worsted she was twisting
her crochet hook in, abort off. So you see
my little heroine was not perfect.
In truth, Elide was not so happy as she
ought to have boon. She winced and cloth
ed and sheltered, and loved by her cousin
Kate when Kate had nothing else to do ; but
Ell•ie wanted to be first in somebody's heart,
as other people were. She wanted some
body to feel the need of her; and she need
ed somebody to use some authority over her,
and make her ware thicker boots and warm
er wrappers. Of course she was very fool
ish, but then we are all given to indulge in
silly thoughts, you know.
But this sweet summer day the soft wind
Nroulibt some of Mrs. flrtham's and Prof.
Itecktvell's Colivjrsittl;3 l l •tb ehrs.
"Who in she?" tho widow was repeating
after her companion, "which ono do yon
"The little mischievous looking thing pith
blue eyes and dress. One exactly watches
"Oh," said Mrs. (}sham, in an accent of
supreme contempt, "that is Elsie [larger.
A poor cousin, some degrees removed, who
is supported by Kate Deloran. What red
hair she has."
" 11114 'he?" o4ked the professor. "Well,
of eouroe you latlie4 ore good ,tntlgem of color.
Rut I thought it was a beautiftd•nuburn."'
And then they went off down the path to
the bowling alley, and the reminder of the
converpation was loot to gloie.
Elsie. did not have what some 'people call
red hair, but it was very dark, and had
such brown shades all through it, that the
prefeletorwas nearer right in his opinion of
its color than the widow.
Elsie shook her fist, idler the retreati' g
(mimic, and said to herself, "11:•1 h.tir, i
deed ! I'll pay you for that, my fair wide
See it• I don't. And once before you
one might light a candle by my curls : I
know what Ell do! Eli set myself to &min
me the professor. I know just how the
widow Graham manages with every gen
tleman that ►'ails in her way. Lot 1110 see—
the professor is dreadfally learreik and he'll
expect to be looked up to. I must iirken
when he speaks, as if' Socrates were deliver
lug an oration, and when he has finished, I
must be fairly struck dumb by *hat he has
said. No matter if it is only a stupid re
mark about the weather. Y maps scream if
I see a snake, an 1 exelain► over the sunsets,
and always have my boots getting unlaced,
and I must drop my handkerchief whenever
I can think of it, and kiss all the babies!
see and call them darlings! That's the Yofs•
—•1 wonder if' I can play it's"
Elsie made the promised attempt, and
sueeedell beyond her most sanguine expec
tations. Before three days, Professor Rock •
well gut into the habit of Wowing her with
his eyes, and answering Mrs. Graham's
questions with no, when he ►should have
Generally, Elsie was all attention ma) else
dience to hiu► whenever he spoke, but
sometimes:she toOk the liberty of being just
ilB ormtrary as only a WOlll7lll can be.
The Ihdevan House patty went into Ala•
ton woods to walk one day, untl Elsie . 0 4
a blind of scarlet columbine growing far
up on a rock. She expressed a determina
tion to have them.
Kate exclaimed against it, and I'mfessor
Rockwell said nothing but a 14luirrel would
not think of climbing that rock, and Mm.
Graham leaned on his arm and wondered
how girls could be so rude.
And all this made the more deter
mined, and darting off by herself', the next
thing they saw of her, she was on the very
phiniele or the rock, waving the gorgeous
blossons above her head.
''last use help you down," said the Pro.
lb:mior. You CaIIIIUt get dow without addifr
ttinCe. I told you you would God: yourself'
in difficulty it' you climbed up there.
But Elsie answered haughtily that they
might go about their business. She Audi,
stay on the rock to 5400 din sun set.
And they took her at her word and went
on. Elsie was sorely troubled, Fur she great
ly doubted her ability to get down alone--
The rock was so slippery, and she was fully
ten leet from the ground, and it was so
stony all around the rock that she was a
fraid to jump. Ho she put her bead down
ou the columbines—crushing them all to
pieces—and cried softly. Ile wouldn't have
gone and left Mrs. Witham so, she said bit
But by and-by she heard a step, and look
ing down, saw Rockwell had returned.
"Come, Elsie," said ho, "1 cannot go
home and leave you here. The owls will
carry you off. Come," and ho smiled and
held out his arms to her.
Elsio bad a great mind not to go, but she
was a desmwate little coward alter dark, and
Rockwell looked good-natured. So she slid
down to him.
"Put your arms around my neck—so—
there ;" and he lined her down very gently,
and was a great while longer in doing it
than was 'strictly seces.ary ;ill is somehow,
the grave professor never chid U how, a
curl of her hair fasted aeross bis face, and
bcforu ho know anything about it, his lips
had touched her forehead.
Elsie broke away flout him, flushed ad
indignant, and, hurried horue. She Ira" '
very angry, she said, very; he had insulted
her because she was dependant, and she
would show him that she was not just what
be evidently thought bor.
Bo eho.worp a very long taco his pros.
BLOOMSBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMIt .23,186 g.
once, and did not speak to,hiun for three
day*; and the Professor draw uneasier thou
ever, and wond ered what had come across
him, to make everything seem so napless.
At the end of that time he was taken
very ill, and the doctor who pencilled, pro.
nounoed his sickness tyamia fever of the
most virulent type.
Delman Douse was deierted M once.—
Mrs. Graham declared she was always so
nervous in sickness, that she was more bin
drama than help. Kate Delevan omega
an Irish nurse, and went herself to the
beach. Only Elsie remained. She an
nounced her intention of doing so, very
quitely. and nobody thought of opposing
her; her life was not very dear to any one.
Rockwell was violently ill for two weeks,
and Elsie tended him as faithfully as a
mother tends her sick bahe• There were
depths of tenderness in this way-ward little
glififat'ura, but theilititi neverheen drawn
out. The profesior was 'saved, and the
doctor said he owed his lif s elb Elsie. Mrs.
Graham came hack to nurse him through
his convalescence, and snubbed'Elsie more
One day after Rockwell was able to come
down stairs, he canto into the 'tailor while
Ririe was arranging the tnble. Thu . , oth 4
ladies had not risen. Ho we ht
Elsie and took her two ltahB4.
"Kish)," Paid he, "why &VIA 6Vaid flee
she dropped her oyes but dlCl'net reply.
"Ho you think I nut engeted tb Mnt:Orn•
They say so, sir."
"They say wrong, then; but I thould
have been, 1 suppose, had 1 not lost my
heart to another. lam not engaged, but 1
want to be."
"Then why not be ?"
"flow Nitould I know?"
"Elsie 1 Darling 1 You of all the world
do Wow. 1 want you—cinly you I Shall
have you ?"
"Mrs. Graham will then snub we wore
"She will? ~I will 'Mire you so well that
•you will iieVer think of Mr& Urahant.- -
Are you wine, Elide ?"
"Wait ; l uoust confess. Prof. Rockwell,
I have been very wicked. I hoard your
conversation with her the day you conic and ,
she called my hair red, It isn't red;" in ri
'"ivy, deir, 3t is the loveliest auburn 1
"When I heard her spiteful remarys, I
grew spiteful too, and ussid I'd go right to
win you away front he, when I thought you
were promised to her, too."
"Well, you did as you lead, didn't you,
"Hut I ought not to have mitt Po. Will
you forgive we?"
"Yeti, if you will kite mo, Ethic; win
Nobody knows if she won her forgiveness
in the way he asked ; but in the
tumn she went away from Delevan Muse
—Prof. Rockwell's bride— and Mrs. Gra
hain went to New York. It wa4 so intol
erably stupid in that little country place she
A Corr! so w Brut
The Texas papers have for some day s
been alluding to the exciting conduct of
Judge Sabine, military appointee to 'hi. of=
Bee of Judge of the Circuit Court. The
Brenham laquirtr thus describes the con
duet of his honor at Brenham, including his
entrance and his exit:
On Saturday night's train arrived the
Judge slightly fainting. On Sunday, and
especially at night, the Judge Nome beast
ly drunk, using language to good citisens
unbecoming his position, which alone saved
him limn a sound putunielling. On Mon
day morning reports were rilb of the doper
ture of the Judge. Shortly, however, it
was ascertained that he haddeparted for the
eountry in company with a freedman in
search of buttermilk. Jurors and witness
es were pouring into town. During the
evening the Judge returned, and alter
bibing attempted to reach the court house,
in which he finally succeeded- After con
ning the steps of the court-yard and climb
ing up the steps, ho succeeded in reaching
the bench. The court was called, but ad
journed until four o'clock the following day.
The Judge was certainly the muddiest man
over seen, mid exhibited the appearance of
having wallowed with the hogs. By the as
sistance os an attorney he was enabled to
reach the hotel, amid the laughter and jeers
of thousands who witnessed this strange pro
The next evening found the judge in no
better condition, but he finally teenaged to
reach the stand, than of the extra mud.—
Court war called, the Brand Jury with little
or no charge, court adjounied,and the Judge
called at the bar, took another smile, and
reached his hotel. During the night ho he.
came no better.
On Tuetday morning, about daylight, in
a barroom he announced his intention of
going down on the train. When asked
what he would de with the Court, his paid
"let it go to h-11." "Then, Judge, what
willyou do with the Grand Jury, now sit.
Ling?" "Let them pit till they hatch," he
answered. The train conveyed the Judge
on his homeward trip.
The above is a plain, unvaruished state•
went of flusta, as we hear and have seen,
and needs oo comment at our hands. The
Judge is a military appointee.
thz KIWI? tumuli, or A iIIAVZ
Traveling recently on Wine's, in the in
terior of Georgia, ,kroalied, lust at sunset,
the mansion of a Kiiiprister, through whose
estate fur the last half hoar of my Journey,
T,! l ".`ll 6 . ll aad w ly way., My tired ;bo n g**.
ion pricked his ear", end with a lop whiney
indicated his pleasnie as I gariod up the
broad avenue leading to the Wm. Calling
'to a black 'hey in vieit, I bile him inquire
of his owner if I could be neesmisnditted
Illy request brought the 'Tireprietor him.
self to the door, from theme after a semi.
nixing &nee at my own person and equip-
Mind, he inquired my name, business and
destination. I promptly responded to his
questions, and he invited me to alight and
enter the house in lite trim spitit of South
lie was apparently thirty years of age,
and evidently a man of education and re
finement. I soon observed an air or i loomy
abstraction about him ; be said birlitde,
and even that little doused the result of aft
effort to obviate the seeming want of civili
ty to a stranger. At supper the tu Wren of
'the mansion appeared, and did the honor,
Of the table in her partisidar department.
'Blio*;•iss examdingly hady•like and benutilul,
only as Southern women lire, that is beyond
comparison with there of any other
Orthis reithblie I have v ediir She re
'tired immediately alter sapper, and a servant
bonded some splendid liabennas on a small
silver tray, we had just Nested ourselves eons.
tortably before the enormous In of oak
wood, when a servant appeared at the end
door near my host, hat in hand, and uttered
in subdued but distinct tones the startling
Master, de coffin hub eonte."
"Very well," was the only reply, and the
My host marked my pie inquisitive
Wonder and replied to it;
"I have been very sad," said he, "to-day.
I have bad a greater misfortune than I have
experieueed since my father's death. 1154
this morning the truest and moot reliable
friend I had in the world—one whom I had
been accustomed to honor and respect niece
my earliest nmollection. He skit die 'play
unite of my father's youth, and the mentor
of ; aefaithful servant, an honest man
and a sincere christain, I stood by his bed•
side to-day, and, with his bands clasped in
mine, I heard the last wordelve tattered.—
They were "Master meet me in Heaven."
His voice faltered a moment, and be con
tinued, after a pause, with Wavered excite.
„ Ills loss is a melancholy ime to me. If
I left my home, I said to him, 'John, see
that all things are taken an or,' and I
knew that my wife and child, prUperty and
all were as safe as though they were girded
by a hundred soldiers. I never spoke a
harsh word to him in ill my life, for he nev
er deserved it. I have a hundred others,
many or them faithful and true, but his low
I came from a Vection of the Union where
slavery does not exist, and I brought with
me all the prejudices which so generally pre
vail in the Northern States in regard to this
"institution." I had already seen much to
sullen those, but the observation of years
would have failed to give me so clear .an in
sight into the relation between u►utter and
servant as this simple incident. It was not
the haughty planter, the lordly tyrant, talk
ing of his dead slave as or his dead horse;
but the kind-hearted gentleman lamenting
time loss and eulogising the virtues of him
good old friente.
After on interval of silence my host re
"There are many of the old man's rela
tions and friends that would like to attend
the limund. To afford them an opportunity
several plantations have been notified Chit
ho will be hurried to-night. Some, I pre
sume, have already arrived ; and dosirifig td
see that all things are properly prepared for
his interment, 1 trust you will excuse my
absence fur a few moments." ;
"Moat certainly, sir, but," I added, "if
there is no impropriety; 1 would he pleafital
to accompany you."
"There is none," he replied, and I follow.
ud hint to a long row of cabbins situated at
a di,tanee or some three hundred yards
from the mansion. The house was crowd.
ed with negroes, who all arose on our en.
trance, and many of them exchanged greet
ings with mine host in toms that convinced
that they felt that he was an object of wenc
polity from them I The corpse wan deposit
ed in the coffin, attired in a shroud of the
finest cotton materials, and the coffin itself'
The muter Mopped at its hold, and lay.
ing his band tout the cote beg, of Ms faith•
Yu) bondsman, gaud long and intently upon
features with which he had been no long
Ihmiliar, and which be lobbed now upon for
the last time ; raising, his eyes at length,
and glancing at the serious countenances
now bent upon his, he said solemnly and
with much haling :
"He was a faithAd servant and a true
ohristian ; if you follow its example, and
live as ho lived, none of you need fear when
the time oomes for you to lie hear."
A patriarch, with the snow eighty winters
on his bead answered :
"Master, it is true, and we will try to live
Thera was a wormer of general tweet,
and atler living some instauetk►os relative
to the we returned to the dwelling.
4bout nine o'clock a an i ma appeared
with the nodes that they were reeky to move
and to know if ðer instructions were no
immaty. My host remprited,,to me that by
stepping upon the piazza, . I would probably
witness, to me, a novel Peons. The proces
sion had moved, and its route led within a
few yards of the mansion. There were at
least one hundred andllifiy negmes, arrant
ed four deep, and following a wagon with the
mein. Down the entire length of the line
et intervals of a few feet on each side,
were carried torches of rosiness pine, here
called lightwood. About the center was
statiimcd.tbeblock preacher, a man of gi
geode frame and stentorian lung., who gave
out, from memory, the words of a hymn
suitable for the occasion. The Southern no
(roes are proverbial for theihelody and coin-
Pao of their voices, and thought that
hymn, mellowed by dh;t;iiice,t4e most solemn
and yet the sweetest musie that had ever
fallen upoh no\y'ear. The stillness of the
night and dip strength of their voices en
abled me to 4istinghish !fie air at a distance
of half a mile,
It was to me a strange and solemn scene,
and no incident of my lite has impresed we
with wore powerful emotions than the night
funeral of the poor negro. For this reason
I have hastily and most imperfectly sketch
ed its Wing features. Previous to my
retiring to my room, I saw in the hand of a
dilighler'iif the lady at whose house I stop
ped for the night a number of the Journal,
and it warred to me to send this to your
paper perfectly indifferent whether it be
published or not. I ant but a brief sojourn
er here. I hail from a °older clime, where
it is our proud boast that all men are free
and equal. I shall return to my Northern
home deeply impressed with the belief, that,
dispensing with the name freedom, the no
gruel or the South are the happiest and
moat contented people on the face of the
There seeing to be four styles of mind.
lst, them who konws its so
2n41, them who knows it AIN'T so !
3d, them who 'split the difference and
guess at it
4th, tiros who don't eye a darn which
way it isl
There is but tew men who hes character
enuff to lead a life of idleness.
True love is spelt just the same in Choc
taw as it is in English.
Them wbo satire from the world on ac
count of its Rios and perkiness, mist not
forget that they have yet to keep company
with a person Woo wants jast Is much
witching as anybody 'else.
A 'puppy plays with every pup be meets,
bit eld dogs have but toe fi.ssociares.
It costs a good deal to be wise, Init it
don't cast anythtV to be happy.
Naxissify begot invention, invention be
got convenience, convenience begot pleas
ure, ptemare begot luxury, luxury begot
riot and disease, riot and d6intse, between
them begat poverty, and poverty begat N.
tensity again—and this is the revolution of
wan, and is about all he can brag on.
"LoYe lies bleeding l"—This is probably
ono of the darndest lies that ever was told.
When a man looses his health, then he
rust begins to take good care of it. This is
good judgment, this is.
Most people decline to leans only by their
own experience. And they are more
than half right, for I do not enippote a man
can get a perfect idea of mimes candy by
letting anall'or TEllow tutu it for him.
Su ms in life la very apt to make us for
got time when we mum( much.—lt is
just so with a frog on the jump; he can't
remember when he Ns N tadmile—but oth
er folks kin.
An iiidividnal to be a fine gentleman, has
Either got to be borne so, or be bro't up so
from infancy ; he kan't learn it sudden any
more than he can learn to talk Injin correct
by practieeing on a tomahawk.
I wonder if there ever was an old maid
who over heard of i match that she thot
was suitable. If a mati wants to get at his
actual dimensions let him visit a graveyard•
I have often act down square on the ice,
by having my feet get out of place, but I
never could see anything in it to laff at,
(especially it' there woo some water on the
top of the lee, ) but I notice other folks can.
Precepts are like cold buckwheat slap
jacks; nobody ikebi like being missy to them,
and nobody wants to adopt them.
If any man wants to be an old bachelor,
and get sick at a boarding tavern, and have
a back room in the fourth story, and have a
red haired chambermaid bring his water
gruel to him in a tin wash basin, I have al.
ways said, and stick to it yet, he has got a
perfect right to db sit
It is dreadrul euy viori to vepeni efOther
(bike' Ans—but not very profintlile.
A Rtcn Eurrok—Somebody says editor.
are poor, x'berunpon an exchange rereatice :
"Mumbug I Mere we are, editor of a coun
try newspaper, fairly rolling in wealth. We
have a good °Mee, a paste-pot, a double bar
relied gun,twn Mika of cloth* three kittens,
a Newfoundland pup, two gold watches,
thideein day and two night shirts, carpet on
our lloonh a pretty wife, one earner lot, have
ninety cents in tenth, are out of debt, and
have no doh relatives. If we are not
wealthy, it is a pity."
"I don't *ee it's any nee, this vaooin•
nation," maid a Yankee. I bad a child vao•
ainstad, and he ibll out ot'a winder s week
odor and got killed.
Elopeuseat la A Skiff—TU. Story
for a Wowing Couple who Roosted
tome SIAM map Sand Thar
Yeasterday morning as Justice Jock() was
setting in his office poring over the election
returns and congratulating hiMself on his
good luck in being swindled out of the,
nominatioß fir sheriff, a young man from
the rural districts entered and inquired tim•
idly if the rquire i was in . Jecko informed
him that he was 'Natio of the peace, and
was some times ealk emir° for short.
"Well," said the young man . blushing
and casting his eyes upon the do or, "what
has a fellow got to do in this State when ho
wants to get married?"
"Tbe first thing he must do," replied the
justice. "Is to gets woman.""
"0, is that all! No license? telling it in
"Nary license—nary church. If he's old
enough, and the girl is old enough, the law
considers they are both dig e n ough, and the
rest is nobody's busine PIC
limes 'Aid as easy enrolling off a
Think I'll come to Missouri to live. They,
have more freedom here than over in Dho
ti,' whorl tome frome. "Squire," he eon ,
tinned, laying his hand familiarly on the
Judge'eshoulder, "I've got a gal,out thar at
the door and she and me are awful anxious
to get spliced. We had a hard time steal
ing away from the old folks, and had t 3
come down the Illinoy liver in a skiff. Last
night we camped on a sand-bar, and I tell
you it won't do to put of the gettin'
ed part any longer. Susan would never for
give me if it was put off, because she says '
there would be talk about us roosting on the
"Well, just, bring Susan in, and I'll fix
the thing all right in live minute... klieg- .
wart the constable, will be here pretty soon,
and he will be the witness."
"All right; she's right out here in front
of a pile of cabbages, and I'll fetch her in
The young man ateppca out and in a mo
ment returned accompanied by a rosy cheek-,
od damsel, dressed in red calico with white
spots and wearing a heavy green veil. Lif
ting up her veil she said : "Mister, I don't
want to have any foolin' about this here
marriage. If you are a real squire it's all
right ; but I have heard of fellers passing
themselves off fur squires that WAR no squires
"you see my sign at the door; ain't that
enough to satisfy you 1 111 show you thy
"1 seed "JohnJaeko Justice ofthe Peace
painted on a board, but there ain't nothin'
about squire on it.",
"0, it's in the same ; we are called Jus
tices in Missouri, and not squires."
"Wen, go a head, take you at a yen•
tare; but if you tool me you'll catch Hail
Columbia for it some of these days. If you
wasn't a good looking man I would doubt
your word ; but you arc too pretty to tell a
In a short time Sicgwart came in, and
the Justice told the young couple to join
hands. They did so, both blushing and
looking fondly at each other. In less time
than could be mentioned the twain Were
made man and wife, and when the last word
was spoken the bride stepped up to the Jus.
lice, and putting her lips close to his, said.
"I vote you want to salute the bride,
"Certainly," replied Jed°, and putting
one arm around the plump neck of the lady
he gave her such a smack that Miegwart
thought a pane of glass was broken.
"Fire away, Squire !" said the bride.
groom "take just as many or them as you
out stand up under ther'e's pleuty left for
lure I guess."
"You got yours iu advance. Thundas and
Squire is such a pietly man that he ennui have
another if tv wants it."
The bridegroom then balled, the Justice
a ten dollar bill, and told him iii iirst, boy
should be Milled John, and if it was a girl
he'd call her Josephine in honor of the con
stable. lie became cowntuniemive, and told
a lung story of his courtship and elopement.
lie said that he and Susan had long had a
hankering after each other, but her mother
wanted her to Mord it prtather on the cir
cuit, who had recently lust his wife, and had
four children who were suffering fur a step
mother. Susan did not, like the idea of
taking cam of other people's children, and
the short and long of it was that one night
they stole awaj , froni the neighborhood, and
purchasing a skiff from a fisherman near
Perkin, bad come down the river to St.
ismis to get married. Thomas said if the
preacher made any fuss about it he would
give him a !sound threshing when be return.
ed. The happy couple put up at Bernutil'e
intending to remain two three &Oa to see
the sights of the city.
OMANI/11W CASKS, BOTTLER, ETC.—The
inquiry is often raw of its by Airmen,
brewers, beef and pork packers, etc, re
garding the beet niethod, of deodorising and
cleansing old cider and beer barrels, musty
cans, bottles, etc. Chemistry furnishes an
agent in the permanganate of potassa which
fully meets this want. A pint of the per
manganate turned into . most musty,
Inky eider or beer ask and rinsed emit a
few moments, will 'entirely decompose all
fungoid growths and fermenting matter, and
render the task aft sweet as those that are
new. The deodothing, disialketing power
of the pormangsnate, holding as it does five
equivalents ofosnmit, is woaderful ; it will
even deodoffile carbolic sold. The only way
to remove tattnedialely the odor of oarboho
acid from the hands, la to bnmersu them in
the liquid penmutgatwite.—Boston Journal
Mars oi Rent•
At a recent dinner in this city, at which
no ladies were present, a man, in respond
ing to the toast "Women," dwelt almost
solely on the fmilty of the sex, claiming
that the best among them wore little better
than the worst, the chief difference being
At the eonclusion of time speech, a gentle
man present rose to his beat, and said
"1 trust the gentlethan Present,in the tip.
plication of his remarks, referred to his writ
mother mill sisters, and not to mita. '
The .effect of i b is most lit , t and timely
rebuke tsar overwhelming ; the tualigner
women was mvertsl with profusion and
This ipcideit Paves an excellent. Rurpo" se
in prefacing a few wools on this sulkick:l. , ,
Of all the evils prevalent among men, ive
know none mere blighting in its ittorals . r.
feces than the tendency to speak blightingly
of the virtue of women. Nor is there any
in which young men are no thorough
ly mistaken as in the low estimate they Irotit
of the integrity of women—not oftheir
mothers, who, they forget, are s;;nidwafy
else's 'nobler* and sliders.
Plain words should be spoken on this
point, for the evil is igeneral Orie;iind deep
'voted. if young men are some-times
thrown into the society of thoughtless, ';ir
even lewd women, they hive no move vight
to measure all other womA by nhat they
see of them than they would have to esti
mate the chatrict&'erloinejt and 'retiPectit•
blc eititens by the devulopinents of crime
in our police courts.
het young men remember that their clii4
happiness in life depends upon their faith
in 'Woman. No worldly wisdom, no inbuilt.
thropie philosophy, no genoralisatien can
cover or weaken this fundaniciital truth.—
It stands like the reeprd 91' God himself- - -
for it is nothing less tlian thii4—;9l
put an everlasting seal upon lips that are
wont to speak slightingly of women.—
iitekti rd . • Mon/kip
A Incit Story
Once upon a time us stories were generitil
ly begun in my childhood days— there lived
two little titters in the town ofT--. They
loved each other dearly, as sisters and broth
ers should always do. As they were play
ing one evening on time pavement before their
father's door, the little one, whom we will
call Ilmwmcies," threw elithble, unfii•
innately hitting her sister, whoine we call
"Blue-eyes." Several gentlemen standing
near, seeing the accident, expected to bear
a loud scream and angry voice, saying:—
'Non ugly thing ; I'll just tell mother !
You did it a purpose—l know you did—you
mean ugly, thing," and so on, as angry chil
dren will talk. But these gentlemen heard
nothing of the kind. For to be hit by a
As I said, Blue eyes stood for a moment.
looking at poor dismayed Brown -eyes, thee
she ran to her; threw her arms around her
and said: "Don't cry, little :sister; 1
know you didn't mean to hit toe. Kiss toe,
dear," and the sisters kissed and embraced
each otherlovblli. 'l ice gentlemen who saw
the little ones told their father of it, ad
ding: "We never saw anything like that
before." Alas! and is sisterly and broth
erly love and forbearance so rare a thing,
,loving aisfer's conduct should call
6)4 a remark like that? Dear children,
do be kind and loving to all, but especially
so to your sisters and biotbers, whom (led
has given you to love. Try to be like Je
sus, who not only loves those who love Him,
lint lie loves hlis micutics. Ile dial that
Ibis enemies might live.
ROCING THEIR RAUA IFF.—Two unso
phisticated country lames visited Niblo's in
New York, daring the ballot season. When
the short-skirted, gossamer-elad nymphs
made their appearance on the stage they be.
came restless and fidgety.
"Oh, Annie ?" exclaimed one, sotto voce.
"It ain't nice-1 don't like it."
"I. don't care it. ain't nice ; and 1 Wonder
why aunt brought us to such a place."
"Hush, Mary, the folks will laugh at
After one or two flings and a pironettu
the blushing .Mary said :
"Oh, Annie, let's go, it ain't nice and I
don't feel comfortable."
"110 hush, Mary," replied the mister,
whose face was owlet, though it wore en
air of determination, "it's the rat time 1
ever was at a theater, and 1 suppose it will
be the last; PO I am just going to tee a
out, if they dance every rag off their backs."
A latighable murrains) took plaeo MOOlO
Limo since at a sewing circle in Sim,!famine,
Chaiktinqua bounty, N. Y.
"Little Charley," a four Year old, was la.
menting his inability to go to the circus,
then in town, and said to a maiden. lid,
present, (of very dignified hearing,) that ho
wanted to see the monkey. The lady tried
to console him.
"Never mind," mho maid jAtingly,
at me, 1 look ammo like one."
"Yee," raid Charley, "but iOu hero
hair oo Nom. 114."
"weir hut I hnvo
on toy hoed," relbli‘d
"Well, but you have on ialvt4."
"No natter Charley my hands aro about
as black today."
"Well, anyhow, you /me no Nit!"
was a pOsOr, and put the question at
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