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The, subscriber-will 'rent that 4+11„- . known, large
and'con,venient house, for, many years, occiipied by
Cliristian Hurtirich,miflmorti recently by:others;as
' ' rEgire" - MOllB.lll.
The louse ie remarkably well calculated ,for enter
,BOARDERS-; there being three stiiin.ways,
and Fire places in mostofthe rooms: -The situation
is very, pleasautt and desirable„being on - , the north
west corner cif. Hanover mid. 'Lbuther streets; while,
for conveniences, it excels any other-house in the bn
'rough or country. It possessei the unusual nth:lnm,
'ges of 12 rooms. on the first. floor, 12 rooms Ott. the
ifecond, nnil 4 Pnoms on the third floor. •Two wells
of Water None at the front door on Louther street,
with a pump therein; the other in the yttril at the
kitchen door;) a cistern made to contain eighty-five
hogsheads; large and convenient .stablingovith_car
riage house and, sheds; large and excellent 'garden
attached to' the buildings; besides Many. convenien
zeshot.specified. ' For particulars enquire of
. Carlitile, Nov. 25,1841.-4 f.
- Gorr The Laneasterl•Foulk's Fitentl, (german 'pa--
.perYinsert..s times, 'and send bill to this office for
' - .
-: At. .a' 'slatetl'Orphans' Court - be
- gan and held on Monday dm oth day of - November., •
1840, at Carlisle iii anti for Cumberlanirenunty, be 7:
-Jove the-Hom•Samtiel:Hephartr - Presidentiaml John-
Stuart and John Lefevre Aisociate Judges Of the'
. same, assigued-i&c. the 'followitig proceedings were.
had to wit :'
• ' ••
, the-tlie Petition of John K. Longnecker, admin
istrator of Henry Longneeker dec'd: ; ” respeettidly
repr . esentiene that your petitioner wits appointed ml
vs mistrator`ef the-estate of the saidllenre lLonguMck-i - ,
,er dee'd. That he has Medina a:hi:Mistral" on Re- 1
count aiiil-thri:e is upon the'settlement of said account I
a balance overpahl d ry accountsMt $2.118.91i. -There
are no funds belonging to' the estate except the-ye
- cognizance entered into hyJtilin K. I.:Mgt:esker, for
iaken- hy- hi in -Itt•llie TRW:Mon: :, He therbfore
prays the Court to gritnt a Rule pn the heirs; to show
cause why the amount overpaid by himphould 'not be
.credited on' the said recoil:mance aspflitelsrApelt;•
1840. ' • . ~ . . .
10th Nov. 1840. Rule granted . Persnnal notice, to
. _be. served on those in the county and notice to lie
.given to these mit of the county by publication in two
.- - newspapersAn- the comity-Tor six Avecks,-returnable
at the January Court 1841. " ' lly. the Court. ••
-Thimberisitid County:, ss. •-• '.'.' ", ' . •
-1 ' : 1 . 1 . - - o!:\ M i i i i i li l7l l.ll t k i tl d f jk Cif t ike rot l s B
t! ) . 1 .•: : : teidry the fort o g ‘ ol a t; a " tr u u n e Y CoPy . 0 . 1 . ;el
j6 I cord: .' -.• . , ~, . , _,. ,
...-..../ ' L-WitnesimyiMml`and seal of said court
•• : at Carlisle, the 16th day of Nov. 1840.
Cll. 0. C't.
Spleml4l December -Schemes.
k 4 or_ the benefit of the town of Wellsburg. Class
No 10 for 1840.—T0 be drawn nt Alexandria, Va.
on Saturday, the sth of Dec. 1840. •
15,000;3,500, 3 lO 0,1,500; 1,995, 1,500.
- • 30.. kriFes of St 1 009.
50 0f:*250---75 oLS2OO. .
78 Number Lottery---IDrazoa Ballots.
Tickets $lO--Haives ss—Quarters
Certificates of Packages 0 , 4 iTs444N.Aii 514 p
do 26 I.la 1T r - 05 -
Do. • do 26 Quarter-do----32-50
CC' 5 Prizes oT 10,600 . Dollars:
14 Drawn Nos. out of 75
. _Vjaigipia• State Lottery,
For 'endowing the Leesburg Acinletny and for
titer purposes. Cla‘.‘s No. 10 for 1840.-,To be
drakon.st.Alekandria, - Va. on Saturdny, dig 1.2.0i.uf
.5 Prizes or $lO,OOO. . •
2 prizes $5,000, 1 of 2,500, L of 20.20.
25 Prizes of .1,000 Dollag...
--- ariCBsoo-:::0 - 61 — $1.40 - .& , c. • *
Tjcl:ets only XlO--Efiihca s3==-Quarters' s23o'""
Certificates of Pate)mgesef2s Whole 70:Aepr$120
D o . do 25 Half -dO —BO
Do. do 25 Quariet; tko , 90 ",
3 Pi•ttes 01:W5,000i
Allevindi in Lotteiir::
miss C, for 1840..:-:To lie drawn at Alexandila
On Saturday, 19th Deceinber,lB4o.
• ; ' GRAND CAPITALS.
$lO,OOO---$5,000-42,4 1 77.
50-Prizes of-$l,OOO-,--50 of $3OO--'-50 o
• •13 Draiwn Nips. ont of 78. •
Tickets $lO--Hillves.ss--quariers $2 50.
Certificates of Packages ot '2B Whole Tickets $l4O
Do. •do _ 26 Half - • - 70
Do. •do • 26 Quarter du 35,
VIRGINIA. STATE LOTTERY.
For . the benefit of f tlie .)lonougailia Academy.,
Class No 11 for t840.--To be iiraw i i at :Alexandria,
Vii:l3ittiirOay Dee:l6th 1840: " • '
BRILLIANT' licukttigi• - •
-,230;001.0y . 000
6;000, 5,140; 5,000,2,500, 2,000.
50 Prize s - •
20 of 500-20 of 'sou, &a..
Certificates of Paeliages a 125 Wholeh'inkets $l3O •
; . ' 25,11a1f do,.
40 25 , Quarter do • 52-50
4HO' Orilersior Tickets and `Skates or Certifiunea
e okagesiothe , aboVO Lotter/ -will be i romlitly
stunted to and tbs drawing sentiminetliately, after it
is ovei.-1. iltddretio; .
D. S. GREGORY',
, ::Washington City,D. C.
Nc;v. - 23, 1840.
• • - LOOK
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caution Is, the P_o
arent , f »Safety.
N attack' or the "Pms' ; :msiy ~ positi, i el,* Pre
.A 2 ;vented hy - nsink (*hen the premoniteif aymp t ..
_terns are felt) t.he tielebrate&HAYSi'LlNlMENT.
`There are, more than one hundred' people
eity,tand the United n
•Statil lan immense umber,
. - who
_Wm suffered bend endurance hithislareadful •
attaokafiy. applying thli Liniment whenthey ree . l'ony.
. symptoms elite-approach": Or thin tliere's the most
Perwet 1)**I- ' ' ' ":"1
'`None Genuine without the name ; of
Co., on fheiviiipiiers.
•-.2 SOLOMON ;
Sa Nod at ,- F stre
letchif et, , ,NiT,Mkd b y Ste,
yemen.pc• pinkie; - •
- (Noy . . 2.5; 04•Ci. 7 .-Stp.
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From Black-wcOd'e -
.1 . Id a ',lntim "which 'we' call-Middletown,
because it was of the middle'sie,'dWeit a
shopkeeper bearing the Odd•naine of Jere-,
'rniahlritg: --- 11y - dealingin - all - soits of cam=
modities, and steady attention' to his busi
ness, had managed to keep up his •re
igpetability, and doubtlesti would :, have
Considerably-increased his store, bui-for the
gradual increase of Itis - famiiy. Fe'r seve
ral years after his marriage a new. little
Wag: would wag- annually into. the w orld;
-and/thotgh : there - had litterly been setne;
what less of regularity, ,many . as - ten
pig in his' hack parlor.'., Jerry, the eldest
boy,, was, however, almost fourteen - years
of-age, and therefore began: go
self.uSeful; by carryint . ouc small parcels
and: assisting behind the-counter. All the
rest—were;to—useTtheir parent's phrase,
'dead stock,',and 'Were eating their heads
°V for,-sooth td . 'say; they, were a jolly
little set,,, and blessed with most :eaceelletit
- .appetites. Such' was the. sithe or flintily
mutters at the 'time whetr7our—narrative
, • Nipw, on the opposite side- - orthe street;
exactly facing the modest hoard on which
jerernialea name was painted„Avith_the
usual'annnuncement of certain. commodi
tiei in which he dealt, was, another board
of a very different description. On it were
emblazoned the arms of his,Majesty," with
the 'supporters,. a lion and a unicorn, as the,'
country_ folks. said, a-fighting for the
. • . .
.crown.' . -
The establishment indicated by.this dia
-1 play; was - upheld-bya rer - 37 different dais
Lef customersia_that_Whieh.pattnnised_ili •
shop. Two,ar fin:eq . :times in each day
some .private carriage or post-clinige - yliould
'atop to change - horses at the King's Arms,
_and occasionally ,n - fantily . ' took up their
quarters there, for the night; but the tatter
was-a piece o' . gootl luck not often to be
exliected, as there were nO lions' o be seen
in Middletown, save-the red rampant guar
It was, haymaking -time; and business
Was very 'slack'-' With the , worthY..Jere•-•
rajah; but ho - Said that he-didn't care rnuch .
2bout it,. as the country folks 'Were earning
thoney, part . of which he' trusted . wOuld
find it s way into•his till in due course. So,
after rummaging about among bis stook to
seOif he was. ' out of. anything,' he took
his stand -at the door, just to breathe 11
mouthful of fresh air. Titus Twist, the
landlord;:made-his appearance at the-same
moment, in his own gateway, apparently
with-the same salubrious intent, and im
mediately beckoned to his neighbor just to
step across. . - -
'Well; how are ye, Master Wag!, said
he,_when they . met. ' Did you observe
that green chariot that stands dawn, in the
yard there, and damp in more than an hour
-. llo' Jeremiah answered, in the negative. -)
'Well," answered mine host, 'it belongs to
one of the4mltlest, rummest„little old gen
'dentin I - ever,elppped my eyes on, He's
'been-asking-me allsorts of 'questions,' and
„seems mightily tickl e d With •your name
above all things. I oak - he's eracked.—
Ilowsomever, he's ordered dinner ; but -
hush, here he . comes.' ' ' , • ..
The little gentleman in queition'seemed
bet Ween sixty and seventy, but, excepting .
-- a -- Fe - rtaiii - i - iilliiwness ofcanililexiiiii;ctirried
and. 'Wearing a aod . humored smile,'as
though' habitual, of .his conntetiance. His.
tressAyiis plain - . 1) t goott,.and altogether
=b - ecoining Ins -apparent rank.
'I shall be back. in a quarter-of an hour,'
said he to the landlord.; ' l'n't only' going
over .the_way to_ Ay sholi to , buy aome
thing ;' 7 •atid away he .went, and of course
diately on entering his own house, skipped
nimbly _behind -the 'counter to , wait upon
hie me iv lcustortier. ::' .' ' .. •" • -: ~ " ,
After trying on- some gloves, and pur,
chasing two pair,' the ~little• strange gentle
mat -iaoked round'.the.shop, as though ex
-DO n i ng-itiv-cont-efi tO-to-find-sonie th i ng:: lie.
Anything else I' can do for you, sir?'
said Jeremiah: You sell almost - every-
thing, 'I see, Mr. .ilvag?' observed the old
gentleman. Mr. •fl'ag? Your tame is
Wfig't!i_sPPP"er 'Yes, sir, replied the
shop-keeper, drYIY. ' ' •
- Wag,.Wag I' replied the strin
'ger, briskly; 'Funny, name; eh?' 'lt was
my father's before nee,' emierved Jeremiah;
-scarcely - kno,wieg. - what to 'think of the
'matter. ' '
',Very good name!'" continued , the little
gentlemmi, 'Very. much.., "Got any
children? Any little Wags, eh? - Like to
see 'ems Fond of; children; little Wags
in particular—he, he, her
''Much obliged to you forinquiring, sir,''
replied- the. senior, Wagr 'l've got just half
a' saore, - sorted 'sizes: That'S the eldest,'.' i
said he; pointing to young - Jerry; whose'
'lanky limbs were the Moment
sPreatt4eagle fashion; against the shelves %
from thetbpmost of which he was reaching.
;tletirrie . „seme pommudity for' ti- euetomer.") '
Bring 'ere, up to indus
try,' said the' little . gentleman."
can't stay now, heCause'Any din - lie - Pe - ready;
piece. Cris .shirts;',so; , perhaps, be,:ack,
gotiit'aite - leek - Me out good ihe and"
bring over to me.'„ •
". 4 You . m . ay .re y, commenced Xr: Wagt
but- bit! new customer cut kini,short, by, ad
ding, ' I know -thitt - Twelf - enovglW - 40' - he'
-briskly mede;his eatit:. - • • ; - •
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Nwml'l).'uitloaDays ai6maztase rDE tquiwilue-itt e 314a00
industrious . shop : keeper. forthwith'
' selected .CertairiTet 7 liis--.liiimest -*doles,
fhlded:thern in a wrapper, -and .0 . 44 ap
pointed time, earried• the. *hole across •to'
He, was imm ediately usherechinto the
presence of 'the eccentric elderly gentle
man, 'who Was Pe - wed • alone behind:a bot
ilem4ltite-atid a bottle of
you've.. thned, , .Master Wa g?' .Paidlte, •‘P . o
conrie!..-A l / 4 `l.o2tereniony; down•an.d _take.
a glass of wine.' • .
very. much obliged, to' you, I'm
i sure, sir,' replied Jeremiah ; 'but I hive
,just brotight.over half 'a dozen pieces, of
Irish.for you to. look at and . choose.!
'Phoo,:phoor quoth .the small stranger,
'I don't want to see know noth-
i nig abonCem.---Leave- all .to you. Only
meani to have had a piece; but as you have
brought half a dozen, I may as well 'take
'Cm. 'Store's no sore,' they pay. There's
la - fifty pound. note! Reckon 'em and.
see of there's_any change.' . • .
!Jeremiah stared at this' unusual whole
sale mode. of dealing, stammered thanks,'
- and observed that , the cods would net a
monUt-to-halrilie money. .•••• . 7
- denten.. 'Must tee - irt.can"c buy some
thing- else in your- line presently, but)sit,
down nowt' that's a good fellow J-\ •LWant
to have some talk- with-you' •
• The bashful' shop : keeper hereu pon
perched himself:on. the extreme front,of a
chair; at a respectful distance from the. ta
ble; but was-told to draw. up closer byliis
hospitable entertainer. Then they' took
grafuelly-Jeretniah found himself more at
home; and scrupled not . to reply to the-odd_
stranger's questions respecting his family
and occupations. And so they, went on
- chatting till theY n ppeared - as - two , ve
and intimate. friends;; for. Mr. - Wagwas of
41 open, •unsuifferaiiiiifteSitioti,--atid
talked as though - he had to of that
_alLthe_world_siteuld v - all about his of
Well, but, my • dear Wag,'_ Paid v .the.
stranger, `Can't - you: - tell - what - : part of the
country your father came from?' _ _••
'No,' sir; replied - Jeremiah, he
died when I was about eight yearP old, and
the - London: _Merchant' to Whoin. he waP
clerk, put me to school, and after that ap
prenticed me to old - flick, who lived over
the way where I do now. - There I served
my time, and then married his daughter,
and so. came in tor, the buSinesS:wheri he•
died; but I've increased if. a pretty deal,
and' ifi'd Attire 'capital, could make a snug
thing of it ley going into the whOlesale, and
- serving - villge shops-with grocery; and, so
'Why "don't you try asked the little
'lt won ' t do unless one has got the rea
dy to 'go to market ivith,' replied Jeremiah,
knowingly; Wand then one must be able to
give credit, and ought to keep one's own
wagon to carry out goods. No, no; it wont
do. Many a man has made bad worse: by
getting out of -hie depth; and,.as it is, thank
God, can live:. The• only thing' that
puzzles me .now 'and theols, what 1 : shall
do with all the children." - • •
Har ye; my worthy Wag.' said thp
odd stranger, - have not got any.ehildreni.
:io, if you'll let me pick • among the lot, I
don't earo if Ltakeiwo or _three off your
lecper. „ •'- - •
1 1>Rean What I-say,refdieilllM-Olirgen
tleman,`demnrelY.. 'Take 'me with you. -
,your wife and family,:and
-gether ln_your ba - Clt,parlor. Don't • stare,
my.gootl . :Wag; but till-your glass. I don't .
want to-buy - your little .Wag§, but-I 'hap
pen to have,_more of the• ''ready,' as you
call it, than •I want; so .- I'll. put • them ,to
school, - or whauyeitlike.' Whatstiy - ymir
• ,feremiah • rubbed liis• eyes;- as Moog!)_
doubtful if he were awake,,an . d. then• ut
tered Itil thanks for such extraordinary
.kindness:in •the best way he. was able; , fibtl,
about an hour after, 'the WhimiiCal little
old rich gentleman Was 'sitting by the-side
'Pf - Mrs. Wag, with a. little curlpheatled'
Wagon each 'knee, while 'the.' rest were
playing -round, or gazing npert.mouthed . et
titeitilinger with childish wonder.
By, degrees all stiffness- wore oil`; and,
before the;• . evening, concluded:• nothing
coultl.exceed;the merriment Ofri the , . -wholn
party: ..The- eccentric elderly - gentleman
hadleartiedbrcall all the-Wags bry• their
mimes; - :.and he played,Tod--:frolicked, t end
rolled u pon:Ahe floor with the littk:peo 7 .
pie,. in ft AlleUperenteTsus
pact; Abe.;landlerdi therip) , must be
Howevek,' , •at ,iraetingi, be. became more
:serious, anii, invited Jeremiah - to come nnd
breaktast.with-hisi in tifernciining,. and .16 -
bring with his') a copy eflthenameennd
birthdays of his 'ehihltOn,"tits entailed int ate
Mr.. a n d' Mrs.-Wag of eta roa,lay,: awake
fermi- hour :that nightV eo
strange incidents pf•.:the• - dayr and Rethaps
building-a:few castles in t the' air,after' the
style of affectionate parentiv for their
dren. ' ••-•‘ •.• ' . • -
On the ,following mornieg, , Jeremiah
dressed himself in, hid Eitinday , , suit, and
repaired to tulfil engaOment; new
ohl,friend,resekred-hinr,tn-tbstmost , ecirdiar
manner, and they hreakthated . _ topthef,'
chatting over familr - concerna. , -as on -the
Preceding .day.., When their reftit,'..,,, , sas
ended, gentleman,: red--oyer-the
lbw of the young
,vv . 4o4oiind.
served'; ;'a jolly 04,--Pf. AP& --VI a MP,*
contrive *fo_nnilit ,therno),ge7A an d
Wags if.we Eldest ' ', Jerry; al,
That's right.. Leave bhp eh? 'Next', '
Thomas, almotit thitteenfond a reading
—told me so.' A good :school` first, f h ?
thowthree girls are running; , Mary,A nne,l
and Fanny. Pack them,ofr to good.
school ton, 'Never mind.-• Then comes
- William, :eight -w and - Stephen, =seven?—
Think, I know•whcre• to place thentjust
the right age. Perhaps i can'A do it at, once,
though. • -Humph. -• That's all ciawtake .
at present. The other three,.Bafah, Hen
ry and Philip, too.young.: Well ; my wor 7
thy Wig,. you will - learn
.abogt 'what I
mean to do' withAlierzi• before long,..'and :a
friend of Mine will call upon you some day
to consult upon dm' best way of increasing
your' business...,:bettle, all. iii-tilne,•• •No
more to say now but good, ty.e; eh? Paid
the 'landlord's bill. beforw . hicakfast, 'Cause
. to be kept waitjng.• piirni mean
to have toppetl.lenger than to change
- hbeses . :wireel - rame, yeetertlay:• — Glall - l•
have though. Hope.. you wiiiet he sorry.
waiter! is my carriage ready.?'—
'At the.dnor, sir,'...shootecl the lanilloid in
reply. .."I'hars • right,' exclainied the ex
traordinary •• elderly gentle Am. •' gond
bye, my wort - V:Wag! -7-IttianetinGei. trte• to
Mts. Wag, and..give my love to all the.lit
tle Walks. Ten besides
_y(iurselves ! A
nzen - rWagx - in - , -- one family Never ; ex.: .
peeted to see such a sight. as that
hp, he.! .See it again though,
Wag together, all of ynn e -like•a bundle •of
sticks, hope!' And', laughing and uttering
'similar incoherent:sentences alternately; he
carriage, into Which he forthwith jumped,
and, having repeated his valediction to the
astounded shop-keeper, be Ottleredthe pos 7 .
tillinn to drive on. -'• , 1 • • ,
. -- "Fhtisicremiah — vas7prevetitett fronyex , '
preAsing his grateful feelinus for such *on-.
tiorful ::promiseS;.land' so stood gaping in
silende - till the carriage was out sight.
yo . u". Seem - regularly 'vm4etl", ,
neighbor !f exclaimed tTela`nill"oril. "`
'lf one-Ball tiilfdt - rvc thiti morning
Should come true, .I - shall he a luclty=fel
loivi that's all •.. .
• '•'l"he old fellow's cracked,' Observed.
'Titus Twilit. • ` he's a =gentleman, -how.:
ever, every inch-of him, that I will say for
him. Didn't make •a word about nothing.
All right. Used to good'llving i no doubt.
More's the pity, as he's crooked.. He
certainly' ought not to be allowed to travel
without a servant as he does.',
, • ' Well,! observed Jeremiah, 'I don't know.'
what to sqy,',ps,,,that to think about it; but,
if he is tracked4iitimpit.! -- Viten% know.'
maybelt so. However,-there's no har
' So he's been.eraminin,g •you, eh!' said
Aline host.. Made you n. present of the
'.lpepnii)erliapst, They, do fancy
s - ,
thing and think .themselves and'
very rich in. particular.'_ • •
• The tintbof 'this' latter assertion- Made
an impression upon our worthy shop-keep
er, who communicated -it tr. his wife; but
she had taken
,a, great Taney_to the odd 'old
gentleman, and was not-to be shaken in
her conviction that he would • really be as
'good as his word.' "."-, • • .
' Well,' obserred her- litsband, ' time
will show; and, atoll: events, it was no bad
thing' to `Sell six .piecei of tine-:linen -at
once. We' don't have..Such-custothers
can-do is,, to keep our own secret';
The neiglibUrs were to hear of it, we siai
never hear lbe- last of it.' •
Mrs. -Wag agreed in. the -proprietY of
her-spouse's-titiggeation;--but - , -- novertheless
was unable to .refrain' from dropping hints
to sundry, gossips concerning her -anticipa
tions of - coming ; good' fortune ; and , the
vagueness and mysterious . iniportaneeif
her'Manner cleated - a sensation; add caused
many strange surmises. Some .decided
that the Wags hail been so imprudent as to
purchase a whole lottery ticket, and blamed
them accordingly; while otheri shook tneir,
heads; - and hintetrthak-witlk - so large a fa
roily, it Witold be a very fortunate circum'
stance if Jeremiah could manage . so as•not
to go tofek' into the world; and, for: their
Paris,.iliey never liked to lour folks' talk
mysteriously alunit good luclt ; so, for a
time, the skrangeOb visit appeared to' have
produced results somewhat the reverse of
beneficial : I but,•at the end' of a month, an
elderly gentle,man, dressed in black, ens
tered the'shop, and requested a private in
teryiew with Mr. Wag ; and as the, back'
parlor was -filled - with -little.- Wags,- then
undergoing• the ceremonies 'of 'ablution,
combing, &c. she. proposed that-they should
adjourn to the Kings Arms.
• When they Were seated there, the Oran-,
get' very deliberately proceeded to' arrange
a' variety of Papers upon the, table iri- a
business 7 like"manner; and; when his task
'was Completed, 'apparently to w hit; eatisfae
tibn, ho emiled e rebbed'hii ha da, and'thits
addrvitied the' wondering;Shop 7 keeper:
"My .name' . GOodreltn'ar,
ant : Sri attoriley,living in , London; arid
there"- (hending a 'bard) •"is
You will prObabli,guVee'iTho is my;
but my .iiisirnetiona',aie to conceal hie
name: Wel4' has ennsaliel'W46'tine ae
toiihe'bilitlrnode ofe t art3,ing:your intention
bt inereasing,bur busisait into allitet, and'
T. have; ecinsequently;7had
00.rea n rs'j e ,', thong theitting as* be. dons
itradosifriit lhave'-40-- present you, ini4ho,
first plpee, with tbis'•order for a thou and.
ettntist'Ytiti -will-then he' on- good , as;:
sign :time tipounierit,.. by reading which
tailLliereeive that, vitt = cannot =be- called
of three years.. Ahem! dOn't. interrupt
-Thnt -will-do- to begin. with 4, Elul,. af
ter a little while; as you must give Credit,
'and some of - Aurcomrnoditiet, parliculOrly
grocery, amount to considerable sums, You
may want, Fio..-ahem!.-yes, this is' the pa•
per.' You are to put your usual signature
here;, and, mark me,. in ,pfre_disOly six
months 'from - this day; an account will be
opened in pint name with ~the, London
hanker's, whiise cheek..hook:l tiow.piesent.
you -whit. They will have atisets in their
hands., andtructiOns tohonor youidrafts
any sum . Or sums: not exceeding-four thou
sand ijoqnds. - .You understand?'
'I hear what you say, sir,' stammered.
Jeremiah; 'but, really, mso astoniehecl,
that '.— """ ... - .- . •
- 'Well, welh' observed -Mr.-Goodfellow,
smilini, 'it certaito is tiot.an every. day,
tranSactiony bud Any respected .client is a
little .ceeentrie, - and we .must allow him to
do things.in his.own.wity..-'-' lie-has taken
d.fancy tolou, that's elesi; and when - he
takes 'any:Ailing in - hand, he Aldediff Oidit
trifles.' . ..... . . .. ._. ,
'But'solonchri,exclaimetl YU: Wag,—
'One . dlonsand:— font.- thoutandfive
saint pounds! It is like a _drearn! Surely,
sir",' - and-hc-heSitated; surely the gentle-
Irian' can't be In—'• - •ahem!,.-in—liis—right
• 'Sound as a.belt,' replimlthe lawyer:- 'I
hope you May . have ash clear a hea . d, to carry
on_your new business,.- -At "present- you
:ire"a ifttle!bewildered, thgt's plain enough;
but.tio arqat tparvei. • Howmier, my.time
is precious; sajnst bacmelbmve yoursigna-;
to re,- a ntl-V m ---
:.He then placed the • p aper sp before Jere
miah, who, Owl' a little more demur, and
a great deal of 'trepidation, wrote his name
twice,and received the money order and
-the- ban k e
then ordered a pheise, and chatted
till. it wad - retidy; when he shoolC*4li.
Wag by ihe - hatitt r ,wisheirhilif good luck,
and departed.-- .'
-when her-spouswrelated_them - ciraingls - ad;.
venture...` He - seemed so fond of-the chil
dren. I knew how it would be.. But you
should have asked his "name. -I' :wonder
61to he can be
.l -• Some greatlord; no doubt.
Well, bless him, rsey !
..God bless him,
whoever he is. : .•011. Jerry! my deatJerry
Vogl -.I feel as if I Was aviing to dry.
How foolish l; Well. I can't help. it, and
wiped her eyes, and then threw her- arms
round the neck of her dearlybeloved
Who, albeit that he was unused toill'e,inel=
ting mood, found, his eyes suddenly groW
tlim,ynd so -performed-i-w_cepi ug_ti uet
It is, pleasant to record, that at the ter
,this natural, paroxysm,- they
neglected not to return thanki to a higher
Power for the'monderful elninge that had
thus suddenly, taken place, in theirZ firo
Their subsequent task was to takOcoan-L
-set together ;•. but that was a work requiring
More of ,calmness than they possessedl for
the first few.days. However, by degrees,
as time rolled on, the. industrious couple
made their - arrangements,. and, at the, end
of •six mouths, .Mr. Witg had:so increased
his business, that it became advisable for
him to have resource. to his London. bank
ers. In the meanwhile, he had sent his,
son Tem and the three eldest girls to school,
friend,:•Whieh he, considered as a comirmad
Tint — he was in duty bounOdemoply wit .
Still it appeared-Very extraordinary that the
little el Nly gentleman . ; neither. continual-.
Gated "with nor ,came_tesee:them ;. hut,Ats_
the whole alliur
avail hintselGot :the advantages of his now
position, ea the best means of testifying,his
ttratittide• during i hie - benefactor's ahsence —
Much. of, course, there was
in the town and nkighborhood at thosteady:
increase in Mr. Wag's "concern," in spite:
of . his. very plain statement thhi a kind
friend had- advauced, - . him. -a considerable
sum. - , •
• 'Vito could :that friend he I' was -the,
.puzzlittgrquestiou . .whiOli no oue.-could--su--
swt , r, but his
. uorsolittiog attention to busi
oosPt 110 , -loloul , Oolity• of his payments, and
other eyitloucca of "his :prosporitY,.qufficptl.
to ensure hiougetteral. respeclohough-..cq-,
min envious btisy
.bodies ;woul4 yetl'oyo
itit ur . :aottthoir to. hint significantly Abut ., 1411,
iS SOL golo glOtenri."
So 'tri - dtters. went on_ pleasantly tritli , ,the
Wags:till , winter, when Vein -and his three
sisters came - horns .for . the liolitlays..undihe
latter assisted their nuititer in preparing (or
_tho.festi v idea of ;the season,. ~-; . -
It was. Christmas eye; and the whole of
tho family were congregated'.iri -the iittler
back parlour; when young Jerry started tip
at theuiell-lcuown.souud of•-a....costenter
the shop door, at which he arrived, with* a
hop; stepeend jump; and.jerking it,open,
beliekd Alittle old gentleman Virapped in.' a
large t cloak.
.."..Please to walk iu, sir,',•said Jerry*Wret.;'
'Hush It Uillispered-the stranger, placing'
his forefingeron hismmithT*Twant , fgeiirz
pries them You're all together
sir,' repliederry. , struhag,t for ho
,thought.he.knaw te whom he was spastic kiv ,
'. riO,bq the :odd , (Adel* gee.
Aleuisa,Achiarksing , witklaii4r , bi*arda,:the
,datkest. of:Ois ahatti.aiuk throwing;
, hia Now for a Obriiimair _fitoia t:
Comb bore ') youtoigu4. ; ',2.W lo7 ) .3i o e '
growo. Wirer - than lab. naN right:l.lk
tbiiviat, - No* .fnitul / .. you. gol babk ,
i(.oatbibukad bappeabf4rancl , gi* tne`
hold Or' ypilr,49o;titiliiio
seen. • That'll do. - No laughing, • you
young monkey. • - . Om step -
Jerry did as he was hid; save that, though
he bit his lips unmercifully, his riSible mus
cles would not rentain inactiVe;_:and• ithus
the Oddly:joined pair Madertheir way into
the . family apartment just as- the- eldest
•diughter had exclaimed, mamnia,
irs your turn to wish;!' " •
They . tivere sitting in a semicircle before
the fire, and the strutter and-his shield,- of
course, stood:behind them. ,
"Ileighol.' said Mrs.• %Vag, ‘theis's only
one thing I wish kir , to-night,'and that is
the addition •of.one more .to oar party.'.
'Name! :name 1 You, must:name, your
wistir 'cried three or four juvenile. voices,
in full glee. - •
wish I could tell
:Wag § 'but your father knows. who Lineati.
Don't you, iny_iietir?' .
.inistake you, my love; replied
Jeremiah, affectionately, 'and I Avid .he
could see .how happy we -are.- It wduld
do - his - hcart guvd - t realty thin(::
he be!'-exclaimed the
daughter. • - -
rhaps-it's Somebody like me ?' cried .
the little old •gentle Man, stepping briskly
forward.- - '
is it is !! shrieked.mainnta„dnd up'
jtuoped: the 'w holt:
.party,-and; down yent
Mrs. Wag upon -her knees„while,•ttterlY
unconscious ot what. she did, her 'arms
were clasped-round the peck of-her bene
-factor whose bodily-fiame s -lieing unable - to
sustain her - mattonly,.yeight, gave -way,
and'im(they rolled; together on the f100r...
deriy as soon-as , h: recovered
breath, but without astempting_to-sise.-r—
-'This ii_a.Christnms gambol,. eh ! Master
Wag i Eh ! toy merry:. little . Wags ?-- . 1!
My dear sir?' exclaimed Jereniiah,"al,
loWine to assistYOu. I hope you are not
hurt."..-' -' - ••
`Hurt!' eried gentleined; juiripm
ing_up_aud offering his hand to Mrs. %Vag.,
`flurt!. . Wttl-feei mysell-tweottcytTaTi'
younger than I did•fivetninutes ago._ _Nev-'
er Mind, Ma'am'. Like Christmas gam - boli.
Always did. Happen.to hive such a thing
as a bunch of mistletoe, eh ?'
'1 cm sure, sir,' whimpered Mrs: Wag
I• am sure 1 *shall never- forgive myself.:
To think of taking suell - Ailliberty ;
can't conceive how I could' •
'As often as ever you . please, my good
- lady,' said the eccentric,' handing her to
ityuir ; but sit down and compose your-I
'while shake hands all round;' and,
turning teward•4eremiab; . he. commenced
The eeremnity,Which he wont through-with
from the eldest to the youngest, Calling
-them all by the ir names, as correctly as
though he were a constant visiter.-
A.rig ht merry christmas eve .was that:—
Til o s young Wags 'were,
,ever and anon,
Obliged" toitold their sides, as they laughed.
and screamed with delight-at the funny
stories told by the' funny-litile-iiht-gentle
man, who'roMped and played .with them ,
with much glee as thongh_b_c_hatl,.becti- I
the youngest of the--party.„ So• the hours
passed quickly away :Al the unwelcome,
sound of "bed among
the. little circle; aid then one after another '
departed, until Mr, • and Mrs. Wag were
.with their honored guest. -
The hearts of both were full, and they
began to endeavor to express their feelings;
Mani by_ saying, 'Needn't tell ine.• Know
it all.. Shall run away if you inon so:;-:- -
-Remember,l.told you-.1-had--m_ore of the
'reade - thunAlinew what to
-Couldn't- haVe•done=bettertvitirilveli?-out- .
atlittertat now. BeStieort -- ,ofinterekoon:-
More 'pleaSure this evening than receiving
'diVidends, eli ! .uNever was happier. So
come, leis wintriip,fectlitt - • eight. - - We
a memorandum Or two fortou in my. poekr:i
et-book;" and he placed iton,thitable. and
began to thin over divers payers; as be-con
tinued, 'hem ! ha Yes. -I-Those two.—
Yauld- better take them, my good sir.,
and Stephen: to
Christ's Clurch,—what they call the blue
coat schpol. Capital sohn(4 eh V' •
..'My dear sill'. exclaim -- e - ne - r - e -- m - tiff:77
Don't interrupt - me, that's- a .gdod fel.;
loin,' said the old gentlemaii::•'HeM! 'Do
'you ever,sMoke a pqier . ., ,• •.
'Very rarely,' replied the wondering
Well; Continued his take that
piper in light •yeur..next with. Put ,it in
ynittlkoeket'f.-antl don!tinok at rut;
l'enes.,maste! says he' t*iii
make n inoil i seholar;; so, if yoevo no . ob 7
*ara; I was: thinking:le might as'Vell
tsieellege in a year or two. Not in your
way .peihapit ?, Never know some .
of 'the , big=wigs. tisealt: : right,.and ; enter
his :Sitotdd have, one parson in a ,
lerge:faMilyr • • • •
• Here Mrs.: Wog eritsid: -. o . longer..refrain:
from; 0%14 vent. to • her - OVereharged feel 7 .:
ings - by certain iocritisrentajacalitittaa,•
- f Huipphl ' said the:.,Oht -gctitleniadi my
*o4les - 70 1 2'a whilogiq-c,ln'&ho'''toolii: : tha,
'hji4,:o44 ; ,',:wlttilaf . .lo‘atitiak was: ,aotitfOrtiog
;; and lolling: hee;not,
tt i t toft #O.; - ;44lollotith fie:copid scarcely'.
. . . . ~
„ Juiiiifiithifiiiiriiiiiiutite4;!Alieir -:giteliiii
f.tliiiiiii*Ot iiiiiiiiii. T .Atilitartipie iqlo4*
big: iri,,:ii)yr thei.3l4l . ,..:'SiiipicfOl4::Olow :iti "tiiii,
IP.III 1104'eh v. - ':) - :'. -- '..,''':. .......,:.'"-:::
.'. `;:‘.lli;tteetakti.B4o6,et....illisa':o7.*itOi,,a4 . ,'. ,
ettilYieritti4lli;i: l 9itrOtiii,l4*AW'pbui, l it
:a l li e E.:-.-: .. L. - :. 4 .:,.,..,-.z1;':::::_ - -;. y,...h1;.1 . :•'.-..f;:q.:''' - ' , •••• , .• i•l', , '
up and sinilino• through hpr tears, `'let me I '
.Nobody else t" God- Bless you; sir'!'.
Atid•yon too !' ejaculated tlie old gen.
tleman gayly ; conic that's .a "challenge I
glasses round ! and ihen:we must aay'goocl,-:
night. Don't let tis make a dull' end ! of
merry evening. • • . • •-• ..:•
,benedictionet were 'forthwith -nt.
teretl i and - the reomplibtenrs 61 the seasoti':
.were. wished, with More titan common'
'sincerity, by tEthree, as their gla . ss'eg met'.
gingling, together. "I hen, the ,whinisiettf
finest tossed Olf his wine;Jmnped tip, shook
his Mists . heartily by the hand, wished then . , ,
- good-night, - and . sallied into the shop . ni• fold ,
his cloak. Mr.
s and Mrs. Wag : follovied,
.and expressed a hope that he .would .honor
alteir Cbrietmas.ditindr by his presence-lin
the following day; but all They oould draft?'
from him was .4-‘ Con't . promiSe..
drank 'a.little tao much to-night, perhaps,,,
G • etting shockingly cold:7Bee - hOw - -nth:
in the morning. Enjoyed myself- this -
evening. 'jolly, set of Wags alto'klber : f
- Merry- Wags, all, (di'? . Young.
Well, well, wag, along . ..happily, my dean'
Mr. and Mrs. Wag !. Good-night,!' and
aftee`once more_s.h:aking It olds witlOtlieny
he nimbly witiskedhimself out at me shop.-
anthttotted.acresslo the Kino's, Ayrs.
No soonerW`ere the worthy couple aloneie
than curiosity led them to examine the .
I.p.idee tit. 'paper which. their-benefactor had' .
presented to Jeremiah • for the piiii - tose of
lighting his pipei and it.prored to be
protnissurnotelatter had sign , %,•:
ed ' for. the first,. ilionirCnil - r:Poitiids. 'l'ho -
. was. plain -enough; s it
w ARAI. _
obliged. to use her Pocket lianclltecchice•
onee more'; and.her„ spouse
,after striding •
, three or four Mmes rapidly across the moth . .
I :fclt himself also. under. the ~neC.cssity of
iakingLout blow_ing,hie_rioseWt . -
vehemence.unusual Thcii . they eongiatu."-'
laud arid,cornforted - eacli other, and - Said
their prayers, and offered.up
with- -a fervor- and sincerity, that -
lortived they ‘'vere not' unworthy of •
tthbegh. net immediately to - Sleep', for - iliey" -
Were eacii.tieSet bly strange waking tireatn *
antibeheld in - .their.mind'a eye a , black-cle4
Nicol %Vag, twolong-coated little:blue Wags ? '
:With yellow nether Anvestinents; and other
Wags of assorted sizes, but all-verry happy.
On the following Morning; being Christ-':.
inns day, our fortunate . k . hop-keeper equip:'•
pcd himself in his best apparel, and, before
breakfast stepped'across the road, and found -
Mr. Titus Twist rubbine. his eyes in his
own gateway. Mutual' 'salutations, • ant
'compliments of the season,' were exchang
ed in good Ogliborly style, and then mine
host exclidmed, ,"Ishere'S a box - here - for - -----
you, Master Wag, left . by that queer little
gentleman. I'm sure he's cracked I •Jit'
he comes 'here yesterday, just - after dark,
Posting. in his own 'carriage. Well, ho ,
!ordered up any thing as we . hammed' to
have ready, and I sets him doWn to awful ,
a dinner as *ever. any gentlenian need sir
tn,.thotigh I say it, beeatise
(-.you see, our larder's considerably well!
stocked at' ihiS season. SO down he sits:
rubbing his hands, and seeming as pleased' •
as P•unehi'and - ordvrs'a bottle of wine huts( .
berths led been ten minutes at table, pp
he jumps, claps on his cloak and. hat, and
runs smack out o' the house, and' never'
comes back again till past ettiveuxit.,night,,,,,.
when he'pays his bill, and orders horses
for six o'clock in the :Morning.'
Is lio c -- then - P - exeb inied-Jeremiah.Ll---
...oil.. sure 000%101,LN:1,1 ictO-Tittisl--!- but.--_
he's left a great box for you, which I was'
'going to send over. -- So, I suppose :y - ou:
and behave some •dealings to, • , , Tottier.', .."'• •
--- -'lr - es,' - said-iNli:--Weg. 'I shall havee - auSd_-._
tttbltiliti thank hint:thelatest dax,l hat , O , G
to live;-bt 1 wish lie had sompttthere to. •
day., Well, God bless him, wherever he'd,
gone. Hark ,ye, neigliboryou'lleve af. ,--- , .
r ten heard me speak, of, having a - friend—...
Well, that's him. • I don't know-Why,'bur
Ito'S taken a fancy - to memmi - m3 - wife - md': •
flintily, end has done feti'lls more Chan'yeesl - '
I;telieve, if I was to tell you._' 11 o weet;„ Wo,,
,:can 'chits - that ' nfer another: tley, ite4:itnet' '
stop now, as Mrs,- W ag, - and the •e:liiiilreo'•
box I I'll. take..itAvith me; if. you' please.;!" .
:-; , ' If;
two of ',the strongest i fellows in my r.
yard can take it ovei,•it's'as• mu& its they,
can,' replied Titus, ' %`'However;theyshillr
' try ; :and I hoe' you'll come . 4iyot 4 this af- :
ternoon . and era< a bottle 'or ntY beit tco,
drink‘the litile4lieer oil geuttenfau:s it c s :alth; : "
and -y Oti'll . fi nd' it; ut'aorite of ..titfistitd4t . ysi:'
:''Flie fol . ' iiia* udc . Oid lOgli; tl g Oitted, and,,,
on being : opened; '.viii' , fouttib46 - eentain. ai s
dim::: ti; separate pieftitgeii,'''eiieli'direketi fur.: .
. . , . .. .
on' memttettif the' Wag fautilYl - thelatie - st:
for Jeietniuh tliti . futltur;' Ott tbirinuillt)i.ts' .
for lltire . 'libilli),,' . .tt 'rising Ihree''.yeet. 'Ultl.„.•'
W 4, ,' 'Plieir . cOlitentu- vett latrlOo various,' i
for pSeeissttikei4estion;;bet ; _eoplti not liitic",
beep more IPcike.k!titk ':ifil:Ofiqq'Ne.d ',.. nor , .
nioregrtitefUlly'receitlot4,so - that elirlittiilli, •.
duy - was .a - tluy: orrtj olClue I kite' o,o'
regretfelt - by - ,utur Li tO 'O ,- t1ie:%*045 ,- ..:tvii4 . •
thef Breit` very kitiariettd 'had 'tiny itayeil i ' . ,
to spend it witlt,-titem.:-; , . ' : ' ,...„- . 7 ,,,-------
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