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lIV\TINGDON JOIJR"\AL.
Debottlx to General linttiltstnce, iflintliottig, DoMiro, literature, ftloratttz arto, *drum, Martculture, notttocutcstt, $c t., &Ir.
VrceDll. LIZZE 9 &Tara. a.
PEDLIEBED ET
THEODORE H. CREMER.
Raacion-ma.m.
The "lamina." will be publiehed every Wed
nesday looming, at $2 00 a year, if paid in advance,
Ind if not paid within six months, $2 50,
No subscription received for a shorter period than
Sir months, nor any paper discontinued till all ar
risme@ are paid.
Advertisements not exceeding one equare, will be
inserted three times for $1 00, and for every subse
quent insertion 25 cents. If no definite orders are
given as to the time an advertisement is to be continu
ed, it will be kept in till ordered out, and charged ac
cordingly.
4 " ‘ DANK NOTE E=ST
Renee of Mount in Philadelphia,
Banks in Philadelphia.
Bank of North America - p a r
Bank of the Northern Liberties par
Bank of Penn Township • - par
Commercial Bank of Penn'a. par
Farmers' & Mechanics' bank • - par
Kensington bank - par
Schuylkill bank - - - - par
Mechanics' bank • 4- • - par
Philadelphia bank - - par
Southwark bank - - par
%Neater!) hank - - par
Moyamensing hank - - par
Manufacturers' and Mechanics' bank par
Bank of Pennsylvania - - par
Girard bank - - - 10
laVOftiWifitited States
Country Banks.
Bank of Chester co. Westchester par
Bank of Delaware co. Chester par
Bank of Germantown Germantown par
Bank of Montg'ry co. Norristown par
Doylestown bank Doylestown par
Easton Bank Easton par
Farmers' bk of Bucks co. Bristol par
Bank of Northumbctl'd Northumberland par
Honesdale bank Honesdale 1+
Farmers' bk of Lanc. Lancaster 14
Lancaster bank Lancaster I
Lancaster county bank Lancaster 4
Bank of Pittsburg Pittsburg 14
Merch'ts' & Manuf. bk. Pittsburg 4
Exchange bank Pittsburg f
Do, do. branch of Hollidayg,burs 4
Col'a bk & bridge co. Columbia i
Franklin bank Washington 14
Monongahela bk of B. Brownsville 34
Farmers' bk of Reading Reading , 4
Lebanon hank Lebanon 14
Bank of Middletown Middletown 14
Carlisle bank Carlisle 14
Erie bank
__. Erie a
Hank ofChambersburg Chambersburg 1
-Bank of Gettysburg Gettysburg I
I
York bank York
_
Harrisburg hank Harrisburg 1i
Miners' bk of Pottsville Pottsville
_l4
Dank of Susquehanna co. Montrose 35
Farmers' be Drovers' bk Way nesbcrough 3
Bank of Lewistown Lewistown 2
Wyoming hank Wilkesbarre 2
Northampton bank Allentown no sale
Berks county bank Reading no sale
West Branch bank Williamsport 10
Towanda bank Towanda 90
Rates of Relief Notes.
Northern Liberties, Delaware County, Far
mers' Bask of Bucks, Germantown par
AU others - - - - - 1a 4
FRANKLIN HOUSE,
linnlingdon, Pennsylvania.
CURISTIAN COUTS,
OULD most respectfully inform the
citizens of this county, the public
generally, and his old friends and customers
in particular, that he has leased for a term
of years, that large and commodious building
the est end of the Diamond, in the bo
rough of Huntingdon, formerly kept by An
drew H. Hirst, which lie has opened and
furnished as a Public House, where every
attention that will minister to the comfort
and convenience of guests will always be
found.
actaG3 LU 3 a3:V9DLIcs)
will at all times be abundantly supplied with
the best to be had in the country.
u2ass zL3arlEv
will be furnished with the best of Liquors,
and
lIIS STIMLIA G
is the very best in the borough, and will
:,'ways be attended by the most trusty, at
tentive and experienced ostlers.
Mr. Couts pledges himself to make every
exertion to render the "Franklin House" a
home to all who may favor him with a call.
Thankful to his old customers for past favors,
he respectfully solicits a continuance of their
custom. _
Boarders, by the year, month, or week,
will be taken on reasonable terms.
Huntingdon, Nov. 8. 1843.
CHAIRS ! CHAIRS ! !
The subscriber is now prepared to furnish
every description of CHAIRS, from the
plain kitchen to the most splendid and fash
ionable one for the parlor. Also the
LUXURIOUS AND EASY CHAIR
FOR THE INVALID,
o which the feeble and afflicted invalid,
though unable to walk even with the aid of
crutches, may with ease move himself from
room to room, through the garden and in
the street. with great rapidity.
Those who are about going to housekeep
ing, will find it to their advantage to give
him a call, whilst the Student and Gentle
man of leisure are sure to find in his newly
invented Revolving Chair, that comfort
which no other article of the kind is capable
of affording. Country merchants and ship
pers can be supplied with any quantity at
short notice.
ABRAHAM McDONOUGH,
No. 113 South Second street, two doors
helow Dock, Philadelphia.
May 31, 1843.-1 yr,
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ROCKDALE FOUNDRY.
fo . i.m su ti b, e sc c r'
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adjoining counties, that he still continues to
carry on business at the Rockdale Foundry,
on Clover Creek, two miles from Williams
burg, where he isprepared to execute all
orders in his line, of the best materials and
workmanship, and with promptness and de
spatch
He will keep constantly on hand stoves of
ever description, such as
eootting, /Len jHate,
Parlor, Coal, Rotary, Cooking and
Wood Stoves:
Livingston Ploughs,
Anvils, Hammers, Hollow Ware
and every kind of castings necessary for for
ges, mills or machinery of any description ;
wagon boxes of all descriptions, er,t. , which
can be had on as good terms as they can be
had at any other foundry in the county or
state. Remember the Rockdale Foundry.
WILLIAM KENNEDY.
Jan. 11th 1843.
ESTATE OF JEREMIAH (ItEENALL,
Late of Cromwell township, Huntingdon
county, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that letters of ad
ministration upon the said estate have been
granted to the undersigned. All persons
having claims or demands against the same
are requested to make them known without
delay, and all persons indebted to make im
mediate payment to
JOHN H. HUNTER, Adm'r.
Nov. 15, 1843.-6 t. Cromwell tp.
Estate of Margaret Clayton,
Late of West township Huntingdon
county deceased.
. .
Notice is het eby given, that letters testa
mentary upon the will of said dec'd have been
granted to the undersigned. All persons
indebted to said estate are requested to make
immediate payment, and those having claims
or demands against the same are requested
to present them duly authenticated for set
Clement, to
JOHN WATT,
GEORGE WILSON, Exr's
Nov. 29, 1343.
To Farmers and Capitalists.
The tract at land near Brewster's Tannery,
in Shirley township, called the "Roberts
Farm," containing two hundred and eighty
acres more or less, seventy or eighty o
which are cleared, with :, house, a barn,
Grist Mill with two run of Stones,
and a saw mill thereon, about three miles
from the town of Shirleysburg, is offered
for sale. Farmers who wish to purchase a
farm for themselves or their sons are invited
to examine the 'Roberts Farm." If not
sold at private sale, this farm will be offered
at public outcry at the court house, in Hunt
ingdon, on Thursday the 27th day of Janu
ary. 1844. _ _ _
for I further particulars inquire of the sub
scriber at Huntingdon.
ISAAC FISHER, Attorney and
agent of Martha Pennock, the owner.
Dec. 20,1843.
Snyder's Pegetable Concrete.
do certify that my wife was afflicted for
some time with a very severe cough,
with a pain in the breast, and after many
other remedies had failed 1 was induced to
procure a bottle of J. Snyder's Vegetable
Concrete, and she was perfectly restored by
the use of part of a bottle full.
HUGH KELLEY,
For sale by Jacob Snyder, Hollidaysburg,
Jan. 18, 1843.
Estato of SAMUEL UTLEY,
Lute of Snyder township, deceased.
Tr _ EVIERS of administration on the said
timlaestate have been granted to the under
signed. All persons indebted to said estate
are requested to make immediate payment,
and those having claims against it will pre
sent them properly authenticated for settle
ment without delay, to
DAVID BEYER. Adm'r,
Oct. 25, 1843.-6 t West tp
Estate of Robert M'Nit. late o f
Tyrone tp. Huntingdon co.
• deceased.
woricE is hereby given that letters of
ill administration upon the said estate
have been granted to the undersigned. All
persons having claims or demands against
the same are requested to make them known
without delay, and all persons indebted to
make immediate payment to
JOSEPH MORROW, Mm'r.
Dec. 6, 1843.
Z'CI:).l."tEl.
LL persons indebted to the subscriber,
CAA to save cost will make immediate pay
ment. All the accounts are now in the
hands of a proper officer for collection—it
is useless to wait any longer. He is deter
ned to'have money if it is to be had ; he has
a desire to pay his creditors, and therefore
urges payment of those who owe him.
JACOB HOFFMAN.
Huntingdon Nov. 15, 1843.
N. B. The subscriber still continues the
practice of Physic, as usual, at his old office,
a few doors west of the Jail, Mifflin street,
Huntingdon. !J. H.
'I& It. GIRINZIEZ)
lITTORXIBIim .1T La lit
lIMNTINGDON, PA
Job Printing.
NEATLY EXECUTED
IT THIS OFFICE.
°.PT sticr.
Thomas M'Namara and Samuel Royer,
lately trading under the firm of M'Namara
& Royer, at Portage Iron Works, turd
George W. M'Bride, Samuel Royer and
Thomas M'Namara, lately trading under
the firm of M'Bridc, Royer &co, at said
Works, having by deed of assignment bear•
ing date the 10th day of May, 1842, record
ed in the same month in the Recorder's
office in and for Huntingdon county in record
book C No. 2, pages 492 &c.,
assigned and
transferred to the undersigned all debts and
claims due and owing to the said late firms,
at or on account of said Portage Iron Works'
in trust for payment of creditors of said late
firms; all persons are hereby required to
make immediate settlement with and pay
ment to the undersigned, of any and all
debts and claims due and owing to either of
the said late firms at said works; and all
persons arc hereby notified and warned not
to pay any debts or claims due and owing to
either of the said late firms at said Works,
to any person or persons whatever, but to
the undersigned or one of them or their duly
authorized attorn ey .
EDWARD BELL,
JOSEPH HIGGINS.
Portage Iron Works, Deo 20, 1843.
For Sale or Rent.
The undersigned will other sell or lease
on favorable terms, that tract of fatal situ
ate in West township, Huntingdon county,
near the mouth of Murrays Rnn, adjoining
lands of John Stewart, Nathan Gorsuch and
others containing about
250 ACRES,
of which about 50 are cleared, with a small
hewed log house and barn thereon, the same
being about two miles distant' from the Warm
Springs. Any person wishing to purchase
or rent the farm, can call upon Bell do Orbi
son, in Huntingdon, who will attend to sel
ling or leasing the same. Possession will be
given on the Ist of April next.
ABRAHAM C NRTER.
Dec. 27, 183 S.
':§iz) r.cti•ao
The Washington Hotel, in the borough of
Bellefonte, now in the tenure tl George
Armstrong, will be let for a term of years,
from the first day of April next. It is the
old stand kept by the late Evan Miles, in
his life time, for upwards of twenty-five
years, and is one of the best in the interior
of Pennsylvania. Apply to the subscriber in
Bellefo Centre county.
REBECCA MILES.
Dec.rlB43.
Eimatingdon academy.
TRoposALs will be received for build
ing an Academy in connection with a dwell
ing house, in the borough of Huntingdon,
up to the 19th day of January next. A plan
of the building and specifications may be
seen on application tothc undersigned. rite
proposals roust state the sum required in
cluding the use of the materials on the prem
ises known as "the old brick church, ' and
also the amount exclusive.
W. ORBISON, Sec.
of the Board.
Dec. 20. 1543.
ISAAC FISZER
ATTORNEY AT LAW•
IRAS removed to Huntingdon, with the
intention of making it the place of his future
residence, and will attend to such legal busi
ness as may be entrusted to him.
Pec. 20, 1'1.3.
TO THE
Manufacturers of Iron.
THE Furnace and Forge with lands and
ore beds appurtenant, in Cromwell township,
Hunttngdon county, called the "Chester Iron
Works," are °tiered for rent on a lease for a
term of years, The rem will 0e received in
either money or iron, as the tennant may
prefer
For further particulars inquire of the
subscriber at Huntingdon.
ISAAC FISHER, Attorney and
agent for Martha Pennock, the owner.
Dec. 20, 1843.
List of Letters
Remaining in the Post Office at Alexandria,
Pa.. on the Ist of January, 1844, which if
not token out within three months, will be
sent to the General Post Office as dead
letters.
Brix ke Davis. Irvin James,
Bisben John, Johnston Thomas,
Butts John R. 2 Kaufman Reuben B.
Baker John, K.,,de Henry,
Cresswell Nicholas, Kinports Gideon,
Dewalt Peter, Miller Misttr,
Davis Patrick, Miller Samuel D.
Deco John P. M'Donald John,
Drenkle Henry S. M'Clnre Andrew,
Davis Elizabeth, Neff Isaac M.
Furll John, Neff John A.
Gardner James. Porter John,
Green Miles S. Stitzer
Householder Michr el,Walker John Esq.
Hamer Samuel, Wristar William,
Herrencane Jacob, Young Geo. B.
JOHN GEMMILI., P. M.
Alexandria Jan. 1, 1844.
urazai
HOTEL.
No. 200 MARKET STREET,
(Above 6th Street)
Philadelphia.
BOARDING $lOO PER DAV.
ATHE subscriber, thankful for the liberal
support of his triends and the public
generally, respectfully informs them that he
still continues at the old established house,
where he will be pleased to accommodate
all those who favor him with their patronage.
CHRISTIAN BROWER.
Dec. 14, 184t—tf.
POMTRT.
Frani the Louisville Journal.
The Voice is Unshed.
DI AIMS It. S. NICHOL.
The voice is hushed, whose seraph tones
Were wont to thrill the twilight air;
My soul no sweeter mimic owns
Than that which hailed me nightly there!
That voice is heard in Sabbath songs,
That float through bright, angelic spheres—
To her a holier task belongs--
"fie mine to dry the starting tears !
The lips are pale, that once gave birth
To words of sweetest, tenderest love ;
None brighter glowed upon the earth—
None brighter gleam in Heaven above!
How sweetly formed to utter prayer,
Pow like the deep, red rose in hue,
That bloomed within her garden fair—
Alas ! that it has faded too !
The orbs arc dimmed—the stars which shed
Their softest beams ou those blue eyes,
From their familiar haunts have fled
To light a world beyond the skies.
Yet still, methinks, when midnight holds
Its deep communion with the earth.
Those eyes look down through fleecy folds
Of white and blue, upon our hearth !
That form is cold—no more I'll press
My lips upon its snowy brow;
What living streams of tenderness
With her warm life have crowed to flow !
But see the throne in realms on High,
Where angels hymn one choral strain;
How 'mid the throng she glideth by
The fairest of the cherub train!
Temperance Mee.
DT MR, DANA
'' Sparkling and bright in its liqid light,
Is the water in our glasses;
'Twill give you health, 'twill give you wealth,
Ye lads and rosy leases.
Ceonos.—Oh then resign your ruby wine, each
smiting son and daughter;
There's nothing so good for the youthful blood,
Or sweet as the sparkling water.
Better than gold is the water cold,
From the chrystal fountain flowing;
A, , alm delight both day and night,
happy homes bestowing.
Oh then resign your ruby wine, &c.
it
v
aartaw ham fled from the heart that bled,
Of the weeping wife and mother;
They've given up the poison'd cup,
Son, husband, daughter, brother.
Oh then resign your ruby wine, dc.
IVIIC:MLLA.II - 2070.
IF MY HUSBAND WERE TO DO SO.
A DOMESTIC INCIDENT.
" Poor woman ! What a thousand pities it is for
her !' said Mrs. Grimes, with feeling,. I wonder how
she stands it. If my husband were to act so, it
would kill me.'
I could never stand it in the world,' added Mrs.
Pith. is a dreadful situation for a woman to be
placed in. Mr. Larkin used to be one of the best of
men, and took the best possiblo care of his family.
For years there waa not a happier woman in town
than his wife, but now it makes one's heart ache to
look at her. Oh !it must be one of the most heart
breaking things in the world to have a drunken
husband.
' Well, all I've got to any,' spoke up Mr.. Peters,
with warmth , is, that I don't pitty her much.'
Why, Mrs. Peters! how can you talk so V
Well, I don't! Any woman who will live with
a drunken husband, don't deserve pity. Why
don't she leave him 1'
That is easier said than done, Mrs. Peters.'
' I should think it a great deal easier than to live
with a drunken brute, and have her life tormented
out of her. If my husband were to do so, I reckon
him and me would part before twenty-four hours.'
Now Mrs. Peters' husband was a most excellent
man—and a sober man, withal. And his wife was
tenderly attached to him. In regard to his ever be
coming a drunkard she had as little fear as of his
running off and leaving her. Still, when she made
the last remark, she looked towards him, (for he was
present,) with a stern and significant expression on
her countenance. This was not really meant for
him, but for the imaginary individual she had sup
posed as bearing the relation towards her—a drun
ken husband.
You would, world you!' Mr. Peters replied to
the warmly expressed resolution uttered by his wife.
< Yes, that I would !' half laughingly, and half
seriously, retorted Mrs. Peters.
< You don't know what you are talking about,'
spoke Mrs. Grimes.
< Indeed, then, I do! I consider any woman a fool
who will live with a drunken husband. For my
part I have not a spark of sympathy for the wives
of drunkards—l mean those who live with the men
who beggar and abuse them. Mere disgusting
brutes—the very sight of whom is enough to turn
a woman's stomach.'
You were never placed in such a situation, and
therefore are not competent to decide how far a wo
man, who continues to live with a druken husband,
is or is not to blame. For my part, I am inclined
to think that, in most cases, to live with the hus
band under these circumstances, is the least of two
evils.' This was said by Mrs. Pitts.
' I think you are right there,' resumed Mr. Peters.
A woman feels towards her own hushand, the
father of her children, and the man if life's spring
time won her best and purest affections, very differ
ently to what she does towards another man. She
knows all his good qualities, and remembers how
tenderly he has loved her o and how he still would
love her, but for the mad infatuation from which he
feels it almost impossible to break away. The hope
that he will reform never leaves her. When she
looks at her children, even though abused and
ne
glected, she cannot but hope that their father will
ultimately renounce his evil habits. And this hope
keeps her up.'
All nonsense,' Mm. Peters replied warmly.—
' Any woman is a fool to feed herself up with such
fancies. There is only one true remedy, and that
is separation. That's what I'd do, and what every
woman of Berme ought to do. Don't tell her about
hope of reforming. It's all nonsense. You would
not catch me breaking my heart after that fashion
for any man. Not I.'
The more Mrs. Grimes and Mrs. Pitts, and others
present urged their Bide of the question, the More
pertinaciously did she maintain the position she as
sumed, until Mr. Peters could not help feeling
somewhat vexed and some little hurt. He being
her husband, and the only one who could possibly
hold the relation to her of a drunken husband, he
must be the man towards whom all her indignation
was directed—under the imagined possibility of his
becoming a tippler.
After a while the subject was dropped, and at the
close of the social evening, the friends separated
and went to their own homes.
It was perhaps two months from the period at
which this conversation occurred, that Mr. Peters
left phis home early in the evening, to attend a po
litical meeting—politics at that time running high,
and hard cider flowing as freely as water. He was
in the habit of attending such meetings and of par
taking of his portion of cider, and at times of some
thing stronger, but as he was a sober man, and a
man too, of strong good sense and 6rm principles,
the thought of his ever partaking too freely, never
crossed the mind of his wife.
Regular in his habits, he was rarely out after ten
o'clock. on any occasion. But this time, ten came,
and even eleven, but he was still away. This was
u circumstance so unusual, that his wife could not
help feeling a degree of uneasiness. She went to
the door end listened for him. after the clock bad I
struck eleven, and stood there for some time, ex
pecting
every moment to hear the sound of his
footsteps in the distance. But she waited in vain,
and at last reentered the house, with a troubled
feeling.
At last the clock struck twelve, and almost, at
the same time she heard her husband at the door,
endeavoring to open it with the dead-latch key. In
this he was not successful from some cause, and
thinking that she might have turned the key, Mrs.
Peters went quietly and opened the doer for him.—
she found that she had not locked it.
As she lifted the latch, the door was thrown sud
denly against her, and her husband came staggering
in. As he passed her, he struck against the wall of
the passage—rebounded—struck the other side, and
then fell heavily upon the floor.
The dreadful truth instantly flashed upon her.—
He was drunk. For e. moment her heart ceased to
beat, her head reeled, and she then had to lean
against the wall to keep her from falling. Then all
the tender emotions of her heart rushed freely into
activity. It was tier own husband who lay before
her, overcome by the master-spirit of strong drink.
With almost superhuman strength, she raised him
up, although a large man, and supported him by
the arms until she got him up stairs, and laid him
upon the bed. By this time lie seemed perfectly
stupid, and only mumbled incoherent replies to the
frequent and tender importunities of his wife.
Alter some time she got him undressed and !n
bed. But he grew more and more stupid every
moment.
Oh, what if he should die!' the poor wife moa
ned anxiously, while the tears that had at first
gushed out still continued to flow freely. She also
washed his face with cold water, and tried various
means to accuse him from the lethargy of drunken
ness. But all to no purpose.
At lust, despairing of success, she laid down be
side him, in tears, drew her arms around his neck,
and laid her face tenderly against his. She had
lain thus for about five minutes, when her husband
called her name in a whisper.
Oh, how eagerly did she listen after her response
to his call.
If my husband were to do so!'
As he said this, still in whisper hut a very ex-
pressive one, he looked her steadily in the face with
a rougish twinkle of the eyes, and a quivering of
the lips, the muscles of which could with difficulty
restrain from wreathing those expressive organs into
a merry smile.
Airs. Peters understood the whole scene in a mo
ment, and boxed her husband's ears soundly on the
spot, for very joy, while he laughed until his sides
ached as bad as his cars.
In all after discussions upon the various unfortu
nato relations of man and wife, Mrs. Peters was
very careful how she declared her course of action,
were she placed in similar circumstances. If in any
case, she was led unthinkingly to do so, the remark
of her husband, made with a peculiar inflection of
the voice: Oh, yes, if my husband were to do so'
—had the happiest effect imaginable, and instantly
put an end to the unprofitable discussion.
1 - J'az), er-IsaV.
AN ORIGINAL
Sonic yearn since, an acquaintance of ours (al
out on horseback from the eastern part of Massa
chusetts for the Green Mountains of Vermont.—
While travelling through the town of New Salem,
his road led into a piece of woods some few miles
in length, and long before he got out of which he
began to entertain doubts whether he should he blest
with the sight of a human habitation; but as ull
things must have an end, so at last the woods, and
the nut-brown house of a farmer greeted his vision.
Near the road was is tall, raw-boned, over-grown,
lantern-jawed boy, probably seventeen years of ego,
digging potatoen. Ire was a carious figure to ho
d hold. What was lacking in the length of his tow
s breeches was amply made up for behind; his sue
ponders appeared to be composed of birch bark,
, grape-vine and sheep-skin ; and as for his hut.
1 wluch wan of dingy white felt—poor thing, it hod
once evidently seen better days--but now, alas! it
was the shadow of its glory. Whether the tern.
i pests of tune hod beaten the top in, or the lad'a
expanding genius had burst it out, it was missing—
and through the aperture red hairs in abundance
stood six ways for Sunday. In short, he was ono
1 of the roughest specimens of domestic manias,
ture that ever mortal beheld. Our travelling friend.
feeling an itching to scrape nequaintanee with the
critter, drew up the reins of his horse and began :
.llallo, my friend, can you inform trio how fine it
is to the next house r
Jonathan started up—leaned on his hoe-handle—
rested one foot tor the gambrel of his sinister kg;
and replied—
, Hallo yourself! how'd dew? Welt, I jest ran.
Taint near so far as it used to be afore they cut the
woods away--then 'twas generally reckoned firm
miles, but now the sun shrivels up the road, and
don't make 'men tew. The fast house you come
to though, is a barn, oral the treat is a hey-stark ;
but old Hoshin's house is on ',cyan'. You'll he
sure to meet his gals long afore you get there;
nil rompin' critters, they plague our foil,:
little. His sheep git in our pasture every an
his gals in our orchard. Dad sets the do ; retry the
sheep, and me atter the gals; end fie vre
mskes the wool and petticoats fly, is a sin to snakes.'
'I see you are inclined to be facetious., young
man—pray tell me how it happens that one of you;
legs is shorter then the ether !'
• I never 'lows any body to meddle with my gram
'anglers, mister; but seein' it's you, I'll tell ye. I
was born so at my 'tickler request, so, that when I
hold a plough, I can go with one foot in the tuner,
and t'other on land, and not lop over; besides, it is
very convenient wheri I mow round a side hill.'
Very good indeed ; how do your potatoes cows
out this year I'
They don't come at all; I digs 'eni out; and
there's an everlastin' snarl of 'em in each
But thr i i are small, I perceive.'
Yes, I know it—you see we planted some whop
pin' blue noses over in that crc patch there, and
they flourished so all-tiredly, that these 'ere stopt
growite just out of spite; 'cause they knowed they
couldn' begin to keep tip.'
You appear to be pretty smart, end I should
think you could afford a better hat than the one you
war.'
The looks aint nothing' ; it's all in the beha
viour. This 'ere hat was my Sunday-go-to-meetne
hat, and it's just as chock full of piety as a dog is
full oT fleas. I've got a better one to hum, but I
don't dig titters in it no how.'
You have been in these parts some time, I
should guess.'
I guess in IC W. I was borne(' and got my
brought-in-up in that 'ere house, but Iny native
place is down in roolunlc.'
Then you said it was about three and a half
miles to the next house ?'
Yes, sir, it was a spell ago; and I don't believe
it's grown much shorter since.'
'Much obliged. Good bye.'
Good bye to ye—that's a dam slick home of
pout n.'
There reader—there is a Jonathan for you of the
first water. You don't find his equal every where.
TUE x (mist.. AND WORKET.-" How ofion
do you change your shirts?" inquired an exquisite,
the other day, in an insulting tone, of a hard-fisted
workey,
" Once a week, besides Sundays," was the reply.
"How often do you 3"
"Every day, you vagabond."
" What a duced dirty fellow you roust be, to be
sure!"
I didn't like the minister's sermon, list Sun
day." "Didn't like it, brother A 1 Why, I new
you nodding assent to eveiy proposition of the
parson."
A gentleman was asked why he called another
smart. He replied :—" Why, he has been living
two years, to my certain knowledge, without earn.
the first red cent, and had no capital to commence
with. If that isn't an evidence of Fatalness, I
don't know What is."
Shut the door—yes shut it. You found it closed
when you entered; why, then, should you leave
it open I
TRANRCANDENTACTO pronounce any aarr
tion to be a felschocal, is said to he vulgar. It„,:a
more polite to call it a ' ful rnin,tin
of elonguoil vera,ity,"