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Scrofula, or Bing's Evil,
h a constitutional disease, a corruption of the
blood, by which this fluid becomes vitiated,
„y e a,
.7rocl poor. Being in the circulation, it
vervade , the whole body, and may burst out
to disease on any ;nit of it. No organ is free
from its attacks, nor is there one which it may
not destroy. The scrofulo2 , taint is variously
caused by mercurial disease, 1, w living, dis
ordered or unhealthy food, impure air, filth
and filthy habits, the depressing vices, and,
above all, by the venereal infection. What
ever be its origin, it is hereditary in the con
stitution, descending " from parents to children
unto the third and fourth generation ;" indeed,
it seems to be the rod of him who says, "
will visit the iniquities of the fathers upon
their children."
Its effects commence by deposition front the
blood of corrupt or ulcerous matter, which, to
the lungs, liver, and internal organs, is termed
.tubereles ; in the glands, swellings; and on
'the surface, eruptions or sores. This foul CM ,
ruption, which Fenders in the blood, depresses
+the energies of life, so that scrofulous constitu
tions not only suffer from scrofulous com
plaints, but they have far less power to with
stand the attacks of other diseases; conse
quently, vast numbers perish, by disorders
which, although not scrofulous in their nat':ire,
are still rendered fatal by shit. taint i.. 4he
tsrtern. Most of the consumption which de
cimates the human family has its origin directly
in this scrofulous contamination ; and many
destructive diseases of the liver, kidneys, brain,
and, indeed, of all tho organs, arise from or
are aggravated by the same cause.
Ono quarter of all our people are scrofulous;
their persons are invaded by this lurking in
fection, and their health is undermined by it.
'To cleanse it from the system Ave must renovate;
the blood by an alterative medicine, and in,
vigorate it by healthy food and exercise,
Much a medicine we supply in
Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla,
the moot effectual remedy which the medical
skill of our times can devise for this every
where prevailing and fatal malady. It is com
bined from the most active remedials that have
been discovered for the expurgation of this foul
disorder from the blood, and the rescue of the
system from its destructive consequences.
Howie it should be employed for the cure of
,not only scrofula, but also those other affec
.tions which arise from it, such as linorriva
ran OR IMPURE BLOOM The popular belief
.in ii impurity of the blood" is founded in truth,
far scrofula is a degeneration of the blood. The
.particular purpose and virtue of this Sarni*.
"rills is to purify and regenerate this vital fluid,
without which sound health is impossible in
.!sontaminatcd constitutions.
Ayer's Cathartic Pills,
are so composed that disease within the range of
their action can rarely withstand or evade them
Their penetrating properties search, and cleanse,
and invigorate every portion of the human organ
inn, correcting its diseased action, and remodel;
its healthy vitalitiee. As a consequence of these
properties, the invalid who is bowed down with
pain or physical debility is astonished to find his
Lralth or energy restored by a remedy at once se
(Ample and inviting.
Not only do they cure the every-day complaints
of every body, but also many formidable and
dangerous diseases. The agent below named is
pleased to furnish gratis en American Almanac,
containing certificates of their cures and directions
for their use in the following complaints: Costive
ness, Heartburn, Headache arisingfront disordered
Stomach, Nausea, Indigestion, Pain in and Morbid
Inaction of the Bowels, Flatulency, Loss of Appe
tite, Jaundice, and other kindred complaint.,
arising from a low state of the body or obstruction
et its functions.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Hoarseness,
' Croup, Bronchitis, Incipient Consump..
Lion, and for the relief of Consumptive
Patients in advanced stages of the
So wide is the field of its usefulness and so nu
merous are the cases of its cures, that almost
every section of country abounds in persons pub
licly known, who have been restored from alarming
and even desperate disease. of the lungs by its
use. When once tried, its superiority over every
other medicine of it, kind is too apparent to escape
observation, and where its virtues are known, the
public no longer hesitate what antidote to employ
for the distressing and dangerous affections of the
pulmonary organs that are incident to our climate.
WLite many inferior remedies thrust upon the
community have failed and been discarded, this
has gained friends by every trial, conferred benefits
an the afflicted they can never forget, and pro
&toed cure. too numerous and too remarkable ts
be forgotten.
DR. J. C. AYES k CO.
LOW ILL. 31.4.814
•Tour Run, Agaut Liuutingdou, Pa.
...;ov. IG, 18$EL—ly.
flh litintingbon 7 0 Trial.
Sail nn, sail on, old crinoline,
Iu 01l thy majesty and pride;
Three quarters of the walk is thine,
And I moot take the outer side.
Ohl well perchance for ladies' charms •
That thou dust ever intervene I
For what's the use of lover's arms
To compass thee, oh! crinoline? -
Oh I what would Ceopatrs say,
Or Helen fair of Trojan fame,
Could they but promenade Broadway,
And 1400 a modern lady's FRAME ?
Methinks their ghost at such a sight
Would make for Htules a bee line,
For what on earth could more affright
Transcendent shades, than crinoline?
I loved, a few short years ago,
A lady fair, and straight, and slim,
Who ne'er had worn a crinoline
To hide a fault in firm or limb.
I loved her as a lover should,
With tho't intent to make her mine
But when the time came that I could,
Then came this cursed crinoline.
It boots not to repeat the tale,
How day by day, expanding, site,
Blown up by Fashion's fickle gale,
Grew more and more apart from me.
it matters not that now no ;lore
We meet, as then, with joy divine;
r only know her heart's best store
Is lavished on a crino.ine.
Sail on, sail on, oh I crinoline!
Rome hail her day to rise and fall,
And the setae fate will yet Le thine,
Fur change comes ever unto all.
Wave proudly still while yet you may,
White Fashicm's stars Upon thee shine;
Extend thy sphere from day to day,
But leave me mine, oh! crinoline I
by W. 0. EATON
A stalwart but tired•looktng horse-man
was riding !hoard the village of Mossy
Brook. /tithe c'ose of a sultry summer arty:,
netin, at fast as the jaded bay mare he be
strode could lessen the tedious distance.—,
cien wan hmulsonie. but he ware an
nox;ous expression, and ho stared about
the country, as he rode on, with the air of
a stranger nt those..pnrts. His dusty feet
his pale visage, and the foreign cut of his
apparel, with the watchfulness of his man
ner would have led any observer to con,
older him one that had trave:led for that
day, and who wee not only from a foreign
country, but laboring under some deep dis
tress of mind, sorrow or fear—perhaps te-
As he climbed the Will which looked
dawn spas the village his face brightened
'Thank Heaven there I shall find n
few hours rest and refreshment, for myself
and this exhausted bcinst,' he muttered.—
and the mare piclied op her ears as she
saw the village and heard his voice, and
hastened her pace, as if she new her ri
der's intention.
'Care for Iter well,' said the stranger to
the hostler, us he alighted. '1 tun to sup
and sleep a few hours, and at ten, to-night
have her ready saddled at the door; for I
nut in great haste to continue my journey,
and must then depart.'
Tip: hostler promised, and the stranger,
after eating a hearty supper, retired to
Having well bestowed the inure, the
hostler flung htinself down Lefore the ct 4•
ble dour, and considering that he had as
touch right to rest as any other num or
beast in a free country, went to sleep bite
W bather hu bud worked or drank too
much that day, certain it was that ho over
slept his time, and when he started up,
and hastily saddled the mare upon which
the stranger was to continue his nay, it
was eleven o'clock,and pitch-dark.
As the stranger, also, had overslept his
hour, he did not no much lame the hostler
but paid his bill, mounted quickly, and rode
off, making no answer to the remark of the
man, that there would bu a heavy storm
belore morning, as the clouds were already
black and threatening.
'Valuable information 1' sneered the
traveler, at be made unutually quick tune
over the road. .Couldn" I see for myself?
Had I not been in haste to get at the end
of my journey, I should not, of course.
have gone on before morning, after forty
miles of travel under a summer sun. The
deuce is in my luck to be roasted by day,
and hull-drowned •by night, as this ap
proaching storm seeing to forhode. Ha!
what &vivid flash ! The tempest is corn.
ing sooner than I expected. How fast the
mare goes! A few hams bave worked
woudera with her; or, 1 ethapa, instinct
bids her speed to map' the tempest, if
A heavy crash of thunder, just then,
startled both horse and horse•toan,lhe open
tog commode of the elemental battle which
was soon to sweep furiously around them.
'She has been overfed, or she is very
skittish,' though the horsemen, as he felt
the tremor of the frightened animal's limbs
and her gait for a short distance became
irregular. 'Our road lies through a wood
fora few miles, as I am told; and when
the shower is on us in full force, what
with the lightning, the thunder, the rain,
and tae darkness, she may become unman
ngable. Perhaps I had Netter stayed, lif
ter all. The more haste the worst speed,
Flash after flash, peal after peal now
followed rapidly, with blinding and deafen
ing effect upon man and boast, and coon
the wind and rain combined with fearful
power and •itilu me, as am distract and din.
comfort the benighted horse and rider.—
[Jere and there, ovor their rough road,the
torn brandies of trees encumbered it, as
if to dispute their passage. Twice, as
the seared beast galloped frantically on,
she stumbled, and nearly threw the cav
alier, requiring all his efforts to recover
her and keep the midair; and once, a daz
zling bolt and a fearful sitnultanous clap of
thunder caused the poor beast to swerve
madly aside, rear, and then turn bacic in
her track for a short distance—while a
tall tree, c!eft by the lig!itning, scatterA
half its mighty bulk over the str A
which the mare had srhunk inck.
But, with a steady ',land and coaxing
voice, the horsem"..a I' tallycaused her to
return agar,, art :, vaulting over the pros
trate truri!:, they resumed their stormy
cou:se, while broken boughs torn from
tallest trees, whirled dangerously
the dark dir.
Thus through the night, they procee
ded, the storm gradeglly abating as the
dial dawn of day approached; and when,
the cheetiug sun at last broke watt merry
Lace over the glisteuing hills, the drenched
sicanger was far beyond the perplexing
(west through which ho had ridden.
'Thank you for nothing,' he exclaimed,
is full of such friends, who give their aid
only when trouble is over. The sun
should shine in the night, such tunes?—
[lcy, noire?' -
The more did not answer, but made the
best of her way to the neighboring viilage
where her rider now determined to s , op,
recruit, and puss, a half a day at least.
Dirty, drenched, sore with travel, and
haggard as he was, it may be supposed
that he did not feel overcomintsnicatit e to
the people at the tavern, who stared at the
stranger the harder. They thought hint
not at all prepossessing—poor, proud, no
baggage, and very likely no money.
'I he mare, however, was stalled; not
without being closely regarded by every
eye. 'May I never eat, meat, said one,
•if that isn't Amos Dimbar's inure, Jule.'
I wish I may be shot if I don't think so
too, White fore feet, and just such a shape
height, head and gait, main: and tail, at
any rate.'
'Couldn't be passible,' said another,
He left here yesterday, to be gone it week,
ho said, and he would not allow any live
tuan but himself to ride his mare.'
'But here she is, ho,wsoindever;'
ted the others, and they went to the barn
to re•asauro themselves.
Nlesnwhile .he stranger having gone in
to wash, and make his garments a little
more tidy, discicwed to the landlord a blood•
y gash upon the side of his head, which
he bathed, and calling for a plaster dressed
'How did you gel that wound, friend?'
asked the landlord curiously.
'A falling bough, in the storm lest night,.
was the answer carelessly, 'I did tint
think it was so revere a cut, So much to
!nonage my horse, I hardly gave it a tho't.'
'Where might you be from, sir? contin•
ued the landlord, not exactly satisfied.
.1 might. be from any part of the world
you choose,' said the stranger; 'and if I
told you f rom England, I don't know that
it would make you any wiser. Don't be.
gin to chastise a tired man, If I pay my
way, that's all you need wish of me.'
, llutiiph!' grunted the landlord, as lie
ordered a table ready for his bluff visitor.
'Cm not sure that thin fellow aiu'l a ..ough
customer and a suspicious character.
keep an eye on him!'
While the stranger vas at bienkfan,
those who had been to inspevt the horse
reasserted that it wits no other than Amos
Dunbar's mare, and whispering to the
landlord about it, they agreed to ask the
stranger how ehe came into Its posses
sion, as soon as he had finished his incul.
'He had a heap' of money about him
whdttlie went away yesterday,' said the
'en•keeper, shaking his bead ,n a tiuitter
.Look here, stranger,' suid one of the
Site ;ere, as he rose from the table and came
forth, %int that acme Dunbar', 'nitre, that
you ride here 1'
.1 don't know him. Why do you ask?'
said the stranger, following at what lie con•
sidered vilage impertinence,
'But we know his mare; and that's her,
sure as snakes in Virginny, He left here,
where he lives yes'd'y. forenoon, on her
back; and you must have met him, else
how come you by his horse'',
'I have ridden her about two hundred
miles, and so she couldn't well have been
here yesterday,' replied the stranger,
vexed at the suspicious glances which
were cast upon htm, and att-ibuting them
to the insolence which a soiled exterior
aninetimes invites from the low minded.
Without staying to hear their replies,
be turned his back suddenly upon them,
and proceeded to the barn, where he took
from the saddle a large leathern pocket.
book, and concealing it about his person,
returned to the house.
had forgotten that,' he rPileoletl.
•Without money, I might indeed give sus.
A boy in th' barn had noticed this uct,
and hearin'g that the man was a Puspected
horse-'.'ntel he run in and told the landlord..
Sytric;ori now increased against the
, :ranger. Why didn't he tell a straight
story? \'here did he get the woand on
his head? Why did holiday about de
mare? Why was he so close minded?
Amos amber was widely known as
wealthy atan, 4 and his farorhe taare, Jule,
was equally well knowu in the village.—
flo had ridden away with her the day
before, with, a large skim of money, Now
s;rungor had come bock with her preten
ding nut to ha ye seen him! What did all
this mean?
The landlord, sent at once for Men, Dun
bar, who came, in great haste and anguish
indentified the mare, eyes the saddle; and
nos joined in the painful WA' that the
traveler had murdered her linsband fo{ his
money, and 4ed. upon his beast, not dream
The ire of the people at the tavern was
aroused, and they agat.n confronted the
stranger, having procured a constable; and
to his dire alarm, the mare having been
brought from the stable, he was told to
consider himself under area unless he
could give it satisfactory exilanation of the
mystery. The presence of Mrs. Dunbar
added solemnity to the inquest. But the
stranger's indignation still overmastered
his alarm.
'The snare was hired by me in the city,
which is over two hundred miles away..
I have ridden her, night and day. since
Olen, only stopping for a few hours' rest
and refreshment, stud intend to do so till I
reacts B--, whither important business
urges mu to this taste. Moro you have
right to know, store I will not answer
unless compelled, in due form, by those
who have a right to question sue.'
'Surely, I ought to know my own horse,
tt hich was brought up by us from a foal!'
exclaimed Mrs. Dunbar, petting the animal
affectionately, while tears of apprehension
roiled down her face.
.Aladitin,' said the stranger, in a more
soothing tone, 'you are certainly mistaken
in the identity of the animal. I have rid.
den her, as I say; for more than —'
Don't lie any more!' roughly interrupt•
ed the landlord. 'Murder will out, and
you might as well tell the truth first as
bat. For—'
Eleiwas in turn interrupted by a savage
spring, which the stranger at that motion
made toward him, to avenge the insult of
being callea a liar; and had not others in
terposed, he would have paid a severe
penalty (or his rashness.
'Hold him! He is getting desperate
now!' cried the equally enraged host.
'He'll have to swing yet, I'll be bound.
Why don't you search him? He has been
seen to take a pocket-book from this say
'Where my husband always keeps k
when be rides far,' said Mrs. Dunbar.
'You need not search me—it it mine,'
insilted the stronger, instinctively endear
vorfng to prevent the indignity.
'Oh! but there is need!' said the coneta•
ble. 'lf tee you's you'll get it again, and
hero it is,' he added drawing it from be
neath the shirt bosom of the suspected
loan. 'Mrs. Dunbar, do you know the
pocket book?'
She opened it, and disclosed a pile of
batik notes, her husband's saute written
on the inside, and papers which could be
long to none but him.
'Proof positive!' said, everybody; an t i
.their looks of horror were ectuttlled,:by
those of the wronger, who was evidently,
Confounded. lie trembled now, but par.
tinily recovering himself, he said.
know not how it come, I had a pocket.
book. like _ that,' and lifting up his hands,
he added, and I call on—'
Don't blaspheme, sir; don't elmmiL any
more sin, you can't deceive us. You
MUPI now—'
An unexpected interruption forever cut
short which might have been a very ma
jestic senter.ce front the constable, For
the accused man : desperate ht his situation,
and stung to ferocity iy the behavior of his
interrogators, with the quickness of light
hundred down two who stood in his way
and in another instant bounded upon the
more, who was standing handily at his
side, and putting her to the top other
speed before any could interpose, he shoolc
a defiant fist bac% at them as he rode,
and was son out of sight, disappearing
over the hill, in the direction from, which
he bind come early in the mornin&.
'Confound the luck!' he. muttered, us,
the fleet mare sped. I hadine mind to be
imprisoned, and had rather clear myself
to save time. I fancy how it in. My
horse is lest. L tri,l! try to get back to
Mossy Brook, and find her. Or, per,.
haps this may be her; and the wrong sad
dle was put upon her by the bungling host.
lot. yet bum( two mares could look so
much alike, or two pocket-books, or—
Deuce take it! if I get back, the mystery
may be cleared up by the owner of the
other horse—!f there is another horse.
By j , upiter! they are coining! On, marel!
Ois, on, on!'
Two or three horseman were indeed in
hot pursuit; though still a mile behind, yet
mounted on fresh horses, and were last
lessening the distance between them and
the fugitive.
As he decended a hill, the sight of a
wood had almost induced him to dismount
and seek shelter afoot, when. cooling fast
in the opposite direction, he saw another
mounted traveller.
they were abreast of each other,
and, at theeinstant, both reined in and dis•
mounted! Their mutual glance explained
The liorses were"&?lititiepremeiyit,o,,..,
in shape, color, size ea, save that cue had
but two white feet, the other four.
Ay nape. is Amor Dunbar! exclaimed
that individual, smiling, and extending his
hand 'No explanation is needed, sir, the
hostler was half drunk, and,acknowledged
that lie hod made the bungle, Here is
your pocket book;' he added, delivering it,
'That, too, is like m.,mq, and was placed
where I placed mine,' William Norton!'
'That is my now, dear sir Your own
wallet will be found at the village tavern,
or with the constable! They recognized
your mare, and,took me for both murderor
and thief! Here they come, some of them.
We will ride barb together.'
The pusuers clone up, and a few words
of Maher explanation put all in good hu•
mor, as they rode leisurely to the tavern
That night, Sir William Nortou,—tvm.
'warily in A inericaopon impor alit business
—was the guest of Mr. Amps Dunbar,
and his now very agreeable wife. They.
found the knight something bettet than a
kig , hway man, his courtly manner shining
thrOugh his travel•worn apparel; am! he
confessed, when he resumed his journey
in the morning, that he had earned this,
significant moral: throughout life to be
coryul that you mount the right horse.
EffrA Scotchtuan called at the house
Oa lawyer to consult the legal man pro
'is the squeer at home?' he inquired of
the lawyer's lady, who opened the door at
his summons. He was answered nega.
tively. Dusappomtment was now Added
to Scotia's son; but after a moment's can,
@duration, a new thought relieved knit.—
Blebly yoorsell can give me the necessary
as the squeer—CVl3lll as ye're are his
The kind lady expressed her willingness
to data', if on learning the nature of the
difficulty, she found it in her power; the
other proceeded to state his case as fellows:
'Spore ye was an ould white [near, and
I should burry ye to gang to mil', with a
grist on yer back, and we should get no
larthej than Slat's hill, when all at once,
ye should back up, rear up, and pitch up,
and kneel backwards, who'd pay (or yer.
Darn me if 1 would!'
The lade smiled, told him; as she closed
.he dour, as he had passed sentenc WI the
case, advtce would be entirely superflu•
ger Nlother,' ssid s little chap, 'what
is this word, is itsValentines?'
Vo, no,' said the knowing mother, 'it is
Val•en tiners ; here you have been to
school for six menthe, and can't give the'
right prouuncihcatiotte to word. yet"
More Utah Outrages.
"On Thursday evening last we received
a call from Messrs Win. Taylor, Daniel
Kelly, and Amos and Norman Reid, who'
have just returned from the South Park.
They told us a tale that filled us with hor•
ror and dismay. On the 25th ult., when
about 200 miles south-vest of this point
they cerise up to the bodies of nix white
and one red man, all stripped end scalped,
They also found the carcasses or eight
an;:aals—five horses and three mules—in
the immediate vicinity of the spot op
which the mutilated human bodies were
stretched. From all appearances, the
finders were led to believe that the victims
of the Utah ferocity had been members of
a large company, and that the
belonged to a friendly tribe and acted as
the guide of the fernier. This is another
of the seties of brutal outrages committed
by the bloodthirsty savages of the (treat
liasiun upon our mining population during
the present season. Their victim: can,
already be numbered, by the dozens, and
yet no steps have been taken to meet out
• just retribution and avenge the slaughter
of our countrymen. Blood cells for blood.
These North American Thugs should be
forthwith stopped in their career of car
nage and plunder. Nothing can be ex
pected from the Government this Fall,
hence would it not lan proper and timely
For the p , t °plc of thin country to rise of
their own cscoyd and see that, the perpe -
trators of those vapidly succeeding dep•
redations shall not remain unpunished ?,'
A poor girl who had just recovered
Iron a fit of sickness, gathered up her scan
ty earnings and went to the doctor's ofltca
to settle her bill. lust as she got to the
dour, the lawyer of the place entered on a
shut lar errand.
•Well, doctor, I believe 1 ant indebted
to you, and I wish you to tell toe how
much,' said the lawyer.
'Yes,' said the doctor, 'I attended you
about a week, and what would you, charge
tut s f.ur a,
'Ol,, perhaps seventy• five dollars,' &odd
the, lawyer.
fetsion are as valuable as yours, yotir wit
is seventy-five dollars.'
The poor girl's heart sank tvithiit her,
for if her bill was anything like that how
could she pay It.
The lawyer paid his bill and passed otg,
when the doctor kindly inqured her er.
'I come to ask what I owe you, though
I know I con never pay it.'
I attended you about a week?'
'Yes sir.'
'How much do you get a week?'
'Seventy•five cents.'
'ls that Ala:
'Yes sir.'
'Then yo ir bill is seventy.five
The pour girlpattl him, and went away
with a light heart.
A gentleman on his way from Vision to
Vermont, stopped at a tavern where he
met an inquisitive fellow, who said to hint:
WherO have you come from,.if I may
be so bold?'
'Not bold at all— I came from Boston.'
'Wl.a.e are you going, if I may oe so
um going to Vermont.'
'IV be are you going to sea there, if I may
be so bold?'
.1 sill g0:11g to see the widow M.'
'Are you a 'named man, if I may be so
am a widower.'
'Are you going to marry tho widow M.,
if I may be so bold?'
'Ahem! that is to confounded thundering
far Edward itlullekin, aged ulnety
four years and eight ruontltc, died in Sid
ney, Blaine, on the 9th itist. He was a
Revolutionary pensioner, having enlisted
as a soldier at the early age of Aileen rears
—being so small, as he often remarked,
that ithey hod to stretch him up to make
measure enough.' His physical and wen.
tal faculties were remarkable, of which he
was in full possession up to the day he
died. He has attended every town meet.
ing for the last fifty years, and has voted
for every Whig and Republican President
since Washington. A few weeks since he
followed to the grave his only daughter,
she being nearly 59 years old, since which
he failed rapidly.
_ _
SHORT AND TO;i7PoiNT.LA pretty
girl attended a ball, recently, decked off in
short dress and pants. The other ladies
were shocked. She quietly remarked that
g they would pull up their dresses about
the neck. as they: ought to do. their skirts
would be as short as hers'
E ditor & Propric tor.
NO 40
! Sam, ate is about now gone
'ls she dead, Bones?'
.Yes, Sam. She sent for me three days
after she died.'
Oh, no, Bones; you mean three days pre
vious to her decease,'
, She had no niece; she was eq, only a
'L mead three days before she parted
this earthly tenement.'
That is three days before she left the
wor,ld o or cled.,
'Oh, yes!'
'Well, I went down to see her ; went up
to de bedside wid de bed in both of my
'You mean to say, with the tears in your ,
.Yes, wicl de pillows in myeyes. Sex
she, 'Bones, ►'m guying to.leave dis world
of care.'
.Whitt did you reply?!
'I sed I didn't care much. Den she
axed me it I would go to the shothecary
pop fur some medicine? I sed yet ; so I
went (low!' to Dr. Night Bell—'
'No, not to Dr. Night Bell; that is tho
name of the bell on the door—the night
'Well, I called him Dr. Night Bell, any
'1 presume he wake physiejan'r
'No; he wasn't fishin'; he was staying at
'Oh, no; I meat lie was a doctor of sorry
'Yes ; he was counting out his notes
when 1 went ill.'
• No ; 13ones ; you do not understar,.
'No; he wasn't steo4ing, he woe sitting
on a three•legged of ol.'
Pshuw! I moan he was a doctor of Elmo
.Yes; he was there; he was a nice fil
ler.' lie was de cleilc;
‘Wlip was the clerk?'
'Rcp station.'
'Well, what did the doctor gave to you
•lle gabs me a piece obpup-er.-
'A prescription.'
'No ; it was a met,.
'Ol course it wu on a paper, neverthe-
less, a prescription. What did it say or
the paper!'
. . .
'lt was lull ob chalk marks made with a
pencil. He sed I must get two dozen fish
hooks, No. 7, and put in a quart ob molas
ses, and boil it down, den gib . her de broth,
so I went up to de bar-'
'No; you moan the counter•'
.He dtc:n't count dem; be Weighed sent
'And wus there any elTipacy in the
(lose r
Np; nofEn in it but den little fish
mean was the medicine any way effi:
c. °iota?'
.Sam, be so kind as to 'dress ine in the.
English language.'
'Bones, I mean did the medicine do her
any good?!
'lt wouldn't have cured her, but the poor
gal in absence of mind, instead of Lakin'
the broth, took the fish hooks, and dey
killed her.'
'Then that must have been he* funeral
I saw last Wednesday.'
'No it wasn't. De doctor says I can't .
bury her until next summer.'
Why nut, Bones?'
'Kale dat's de best time to go out black,
berry ia'.'
who was a bit of a humorist s , once took
tea with a lady of his pariah who Tided
herself upon her nice bread, and who waa
also addicted to the loolish trick of depre
'ciatio4 hoc viands to her guests.
As she passed the nice biscuit to the
minister, she said—
" They are no: very good, L am almost
ashamed to offer them.'
The trlimster took one, looked at it rath
er dubiously, and replied :
'They are not as good on they might
The plate was instantly withdrawn,
and with heightened color, the lady ex
They are good enough for you!'
Nothing more was said about the bin•
sku_Tlie rain which fell at thin point,
during Friday and Saturday, lath
and 17th inst., was found by actual mens•
liniment to be over three inches la depth,
Ou the night of the 14th, the stateof weath
er as indicated by the Ettiiitut was within
Nu= deo met •` freezing atilat.