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A LITI'LE RAILERY.
BY ORPHECS C. KERB.
Kiss me dearest one, •
Lay your had upon my shoulder ; I
Will you gl a,lnd be a nun,
Whenour lover's hand is colder?
Will his', mangled last remains
Win froth you a tear of pity?
Oh, that other things than trains,
Took us to .1 neighboring city.
Wildly gazed he on my face,
Crying as stie clung about ne,
"Robbie in Of name of grace,
Go away y-ou - shadt without me!
"Why l'thourrht ydu only meant,
Just a business trip to make it,
Yet you seemion death intent—
Hare you stole my heart to break it?
"Wherefore sbeak of death at all; I
Arn't you coming back to-morrow?!
Let me some physician call,
What has grazed you, joy di soirccw-?"
"Dollie, darling ..,
—low I spoke—
Don't' you know by rail I'm going?
Ev'ry train there's something broke i l
•Dr the daily'; paper showing.
'Tis as sure al sure can be,
That some I ftecident will happen;
Likely the firt bridge we see,
Will give \Tay and let us slap in.
Or a train of freight we'll strike,
Or another train run into ; •
Count on life! with death sota—
Well you k l iow %would bee sin to:"
Sadly droope I herpretty head,
Like a lillyirudely shaken; .
"If for life 3 - 0 care a red,
Stray at hoi r ne-and save your bacon !" •
MARIsi MERIDEN. ,
"Come, Mick Meriden ! don't .
down into an hid grandfather before your
time—a pretty wife's a • pretty thing,
Mark, and al pretty •boussi is a pretty
thing, but bang it 1 one inust have a
little of life.'r
Mark Meriden stood at his desk, giv
ing a last look at his books, while. Ben
Sandford—the ro , uish—thh merry—the
son , singing-- the • Ben of all Benz, was
th urging op him the claims of a pro
jec ql frolic jthat evening. Now, Ben
was precisely:,the messenger for such'an
embassy 7 --thdre was fun in the magic
twinkle of his! blue eye, and a world of
wagLre'ry in the turn of his head, and pair
of broad roguish iliiiiples that, tventkner
rily in awl ont, of his cheeks every ',time
he spoke, and he laid hold of Mark's arm
to drag him away. But Mark shodk off
his hand, add finished summing, up a
column of fivires—put the blotting paper
into the books, and the book into its,place,
wiped his pep, and at last, turning:_to
Ben, paid; 1 ' i
think B won't go this time."
"Now, \chi not ?" said Ben, eaf.-.,,r1y
"Because—'-because,' said Mark, swill
ingly; heeaue I have an odd fancy that
' should liket'the pleasure of Mrs.Meri•
.en's corupan.y.• better this evenings"
"Hang 31i's. Meriden—beg pardon,
Mark—hangimyself for saving sd—but
one don't like to see a fine fellow buried
alive l—coai take a real wake up with
"Thank yciu, Ben but I haven't been
asleep, and dbn't need it. So I'll go home
and see, my wife," and thereat he turned
a resolute step homeward, as a well
trained husb4nd ought.
"Now," says one of our readers, "who
was Mark Meriden 7" You would not
have asked, good render, if you had lived
in the town§f when his name first
appeared on the outside of one of it 9 most
fashionable shops. 'Mark Meriden,' sur
routided by those having ensignia ofgrace
and fashion 4o that young belles need not
have their eyes turned off from beholding
it. Everyth6g in the tasteful est4lish
meat told of; a well arranged bugluess,
and Mark himself, the mirror of fashion,
faultless in !every article of costume,
quick, attentive polite, was every clay to
be seen there winning ""goiden opinions
from all sort!; of people." Mark's shop
became the resort for high ton—thc fash
zonahle exchange,the promenade of beauty
and wealth ;who came there to be ea
lightened as: to the ways and means of
disposing of their surplus revenue—to
hee and be seen. So attentive, polite,
od considerate was Mark, so profound
his bows, so bright his eyes, so uneicep
tionable his; whiskers, that it mightjhave
proved a dangerous resort for ladies; had
not a neat, tasteful house going up in the
neighborhood been currently reported as
the future residence of an already . Mrs.
Meriden, and in a few months the house,
neatly finished, and tastefully furnished,
received the yery lady who called herself
to that effect, She was as truly refined
and lovely a woman as ever formed the
centre flower, in a domestic bouquct,land-
Mark imight justly be pardoned for hav
ing as good again an opinion of himself
for having been fortunate enough to se
cure her. •
J. C. SCALARNEY
Mark had an extensive circle of busi•
ness and pleasure acquaintances, forte
bad beet one of the social companionable
sort, (whose money generally folio 4 its
way out of bis packet in very , fair Oro
portions to the rate it came in. In short,
he was given to clubs, oyster supiers,
Deb to to tiN bivipies of Tvgz, etitoeraoy, 419 Vsseirlitigtion of qi9
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COUDERSPORT POTTER COUNTY, PA., TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 1865.
and now and then a wine party, and va
rious other social privileges for elevating
one's spirits and depressing one's cash
that abound in enlightened communities.
But nevertheless, at the b)ttom of
Mark's bead there was a very substan•
tial bump of a certain quality called corn-1
mon sense,atrait which,though it was never
set down in any chart of phrenology,may
very justly be called a faculty, and one,
too, which makes a great difference as
the world goes. In consequence of being
thus constituted, Mark; when he found
himself in love 'with, and engaged to, a
very pretty girl, began to reflect !frith
more than ordinary seriousness on his
habits, ways and manners of life. He
also took an. accurate survey of his busi
ness, formed an average estimate of his
future income on the sobarast probabili
ties, and determined to live a little even
within that. He also provided himself
with a little account book, witlz which he
intended to live in habits of very close
acquaintance, and in this book he de
signed to note down all the savings con
sequent upon the retrenchment of certain
little extras, before alluded to, in which
he had been in the habit of pretty freely
T:pon the present occasion it had cost
him something of an effort to say "no"
for Mark was one of your easy "clever
fellows" to whom the enunciation of this
little syllable causes as much trouble as
the gutterals of the Germans. However,
when be came in sight of his parlor win
dows, through which a bright fire was
shining—when he entered and found the
clean glowing hearth, the easy cb,.,air
drawn up in front, and a pair of em
ibroidered slippers waiting for him quite
!at their leisure, and, above all,'when he
read the quick glance of welcome in a
pair of very bright eyes, Mark forgot ail
!about Ben Sandford and all bachelor
! friends and , allurements whatever, and
thought himself about the happiest fel
-1 low on earth.
The evening passed off rapidly by the
help of music, reading *and a little small
talk of which newly married people gen
erally find a supply, and the next morn
ing found Mark at early business hours
with as steady a hand and as cool a head
as if there had been uo such ttings as
bachelor frolics in existence.
Late in the afternoon, Ben Sandford
lounged in to ogre a few of the ladies,and
above all to rally Mark on losing the
glorious fun of the evening before.
- "Upon my Word, Mark,"l he began,
"we must have you put up for Selectman,
you are becoming so extremely ancient
and venerable in your ways; however,
you are to be excused," he added, "cir
cumstances considered—female influ
ence !—ah well, it's a fine affair, this
"Better TRY it, Mr Sandford," said a
bright, saucy girl, who, with her laugh
inr, companions, were standing close by
while Ben was speaking.
! Madam, the wlerewithal 1" said
Ben, rolling up his eyes with a tragic
expression. "If some clever old fellow
would be so obliging as to die now, and
leave me a few thousands—then, ladies I
you slibuld see."
"But speaking of 2none.y," said Mark,
when he saw the ladies busy over some
laces he had just thrown on the counter
--"what did your glorious fun cost you?"
"Pooh !—nothing ! only a ten dollar
hill, rye nothing in nay purse now, you
know I" s
".)iothing in your purse?—not an un
common incident after these occasions,"
said Mark, laughing.
"Oh 1 hang it all,'! said Ben--"to ,
true I 1 . can get no remedy for this 'cony
sumption of the purse,' as old Falstaff
says; however the world owes me a liv
ing, and so,"good morning l"
Ben Sandford was one of that class of
young men of whom common report goes,
that they can do anything that they
please, and who consider this point so
well established that they do not consider
it necessary to illustrate it by doing any-, I
thing at all. He was, a lawyer of good
talents, and would have had an extensive
run of business had he, not been one of
those kind of people who can never be
found when wanted. His law books and
office saw far less of him than certain
fashionable places of resort, where his
handsome person and various social ac
complishments always secured to him a
welcome reception. Ben had some little
property left him by his father, just
enough, as he used laughingly to say,
"to keep him in gloves and cologne wa
ter," and for the rest he seemed vastly
contented with his old maxim, "the
world owes me a living," forgetting that
the world can sometimes prove as poor a
paymaster as the most fashionable young
But to" return to Mark. When he
had settled his accounts at night. he took
from a pigeon hole in his desk the little
book-aforenamed, and entered as follows :
"To one real wake up, $10," which being
done, he locked his desk, and returned
once wore to MN. Meriden.
Days flew on, and the shop of Mark
became increasingly popular, and still
from time to time he was assailed by the
kind 'of temptation we have described.
Now-it was "Mark, my dear, fellow,, do
join us in our trip to G--l's ;"and now,
"Come, my old fellow, let us have a
spree at F—s ;" now it was the club,
now the oyster supper—but still Mark
was invincible, and as one or another
recounted the history of the scene, he
silently committed the amount of expense
to his little book. Yet was not Mark
cynical or unsocial. 'His refusals though
firm were good natured, and though he
could not be ',drawn abroad, yet he was
unquestionably openhanded at home. No
house had so warm a ivelcomeino dinner
table could be mare bountifu l l or more
freely open for the behoof of all gentlemen
of the dininz out order—no tea table
presented more unexceptiont.ble toast,
and' there was . no evening lo!unge more
easy, home like and cheerful than in the
Strll7, parlors of Mark Meriden. They,
also gave evening parties, wfipre all was
tasteful and well ordered.; aid in fine,
notwithstanding his short condings, Mark
I was set down as .a fine, open htded fellow
At the end of the year, Mirk cast up
the account in his little book, and was
mightily astonished at it, for with all his
ideas of the power of number ihe had no
idea that the twos and fives a d tens and
ones, which on greater or siballer occa
sions bad found their way into his col
umns, would amount to a sum so consid
erable. Mark looked about i him—the
world was going well—his•b i •siness ma
chinery moving in exact to4h and time
—his house—where was thece a prettier
one ?—where a place more replete with
every home drawing comfort ? Had he
lost anything in pleasure thqq year past ?
Mark thought not, and theiefore as he
walked homeward be steep d into the
bookseller's and ordered so e books of
superb engravings for Mrs. Meriden, and
spoke to a gardener to send some exotics,
for which be had heard her express an
admiration some evenings be ore.
That same evening came in Ben Sand
ford, as he expressed it, "in the very
depths of indigo !" for young gentlemen
whose worldly matters invaiably go on
wrong end foremost, will sometimes be
found in this condition, bowc . ver exuber
ant may be their stock of animal spirits.
"Pray, Ben, what is the matter ?" said
Mark, kindly, as the lattcr stretched
himself at length,, in an arm chair,
"Oh ! a bitilons attack, Mark—shoe
maker's bills ! tailor's billsl boarding
house bills I—all of them 'sent for New.
Years' presents I—hang 'em all !"
Mark was silent for a few , moments,
and Ben continued, "Confound it, Mark
what's the sense of living a person is
co be so very poor 7 Here Lyon, Mark,
barn in the same town wi h me, and
younger than I am by some two years—
you have a house as snug as a man need
ask—a wife like an angel—peace and
plenty by the bushel, and it ail comes by
having a run of good luck i money"—
and Ben kicked his slipper against the
andiron most energetically.
"What has become of Eo
"Poor soul I' said Ben, '
yet, with all sweetness
waiting till such a luckless s
I ca❑ give her a howe a❑
I wish to my soul, for her
afford to be•married, and ha.
my own. lam tired of th
scrambling, out.of•elbow, l sli
"Why don't you get niarr
"Why,. don't I, to be sure, use my
tailor's bills for fuel, my board bill for
house rent, and my shoe bill for bread
and butter—hey ? Wouldlyou recom-1
mend a poor girl to try me, Mark—all
things considered ?" said 841, bitterly.
Mark rcaicted a little while in silence,
and then drew out his book—his little
book, to which we have bee alluded.
(.Just look at this account, Ben," said
he; "I know you hate flgui.es, but just
for once." Ben glanced at impatiently
—laughed when he read over the two or
three first items, but his fac i e lengthened
as he proceeded, and Mark detected a
sort of whistle of astonishment as he read
the sum total.
"Well, Mark l" he exclaimed, what a
considerate trick this is of yours, to sit
behind your counter so coolly noting
down the "cost and come to" df all our
little frolics ; really it is edifying ! How
much you . must have enjoyed your supe
rior discretion and foreticiught !" and
Ben laughed, but not with his usual glee.
"Nay, you mistake" said Mark. "I
kept this account merely tci see what I
had been in the habit of spending my
self, and as you and I have always been
hand and glove in everything, it answers
equally as well for you. It was only
yesterday that I summed up t ithe account,
add I assure you the res It surprised
myself; and now, Ben, the 4tica here set
down Kid as much more is yon please,
is freely at - ' . .our disposal, to clear oold
scores for the year, provided you will
accept this little book as a New Y ar's
gift, and ;use it twelie months as I have
done, and if at the end of that timelyon
are not ready to introduce me to . i lklrs,
Sandford, lam much mistaken." I
Ben grasped his friend's hand, boner
then the entrance of Mrs. Meriden [,
vented his reply. Mark, however, I,
with satisfaction, that he putthe
carefully in his vest pocket, and butt
up his coat with the air of a man butt
ing up a new resolution.
When they parted for the night I
said with a smile, "In case of bil
attacks, you know where to send
medicine." Ben answered only by .
vent giasp of the hand for his throat
too full for him to answer.
Mark Meriden's book answered
purpose admirably. i In less than
years . Ben Sandford) was the most pl
lar laveYer in —i, and as stead
householder as you ;might wish to
and, in conclusion, ias this is a li
story, we will jtist ask our lady re:
their opinion on onel point, and it is
If Mrs. Meriden had been a %v.'
who understood what is called - "cate l
a beau," better than!securing a husb
if she had never curled her hair ei
for company, and thought it a deg'
tion to know lhow to make her
comfortable, would these things
happened ? '
The Five Clerks.
If young men, .4nd especially •
Christians, knew bow much, thei
ture life depends on the habits they
in early manhood, tiere would ofte,
found such records s the following
In one of our inland town were,
years since, five boys, apprentices
many different storeli. By a similar
disposition, educatin and age the
come very intimate. and in a revival
occurred ia that village all became
They at once idefitified theme! • l es as
isuch beforo the world, i and went out to
' labor in the vineyad of the I%laster t . In
Sabbath and mission schools they were
faithful, zealous, earnest workers,' their
!voices were heard ib prayer and pratse in
the weekly church meetings; the ciiittcast
the sorrowing,the dhspondent,were Cheer
ed with words of hoye and courage ; their
respective pastors looked to them,, even
in their youthfulneks, for active coopera
tion in every gricioi word and work, and
did not look In rain.
Although enrirely dependent upon
! their own industry for support, and in
some instanceS aiding dependent brOthers
I and sisters with the Meagre salary of 'clerks
under age, yet fronal a sense of duty; they
made a mutual pledge to each other to
give one tenth of their income to the Lord
Nobly has that , pledge been fulfilled,
and God has testified in experience that
he will honor those} who honor Him.—
'Without Money or influential friends,each
; has attained an enviable position in busi.
ness circles and - d k oete y.
One is a highly esteemed merchant in
one of our cities, Whose hart is ever de.
vising liberal things, responding to every
call chide in imhalf!of the poor and needy.
As he once ,remarked to the writer, "1
can't help giving, there is so much pleas
; ure in it."
Another is , an ective,energetic business
mac in Cleveland, 0 1 ~ but even more ac
tive in the Church; and Sabbath school,
• dissursing freely Of his own. substance,
and the trusted alnJoner of fithefirrbounty.
The third is the/ cashier of a bank in
Wisconsin, of whom a well-known West
, ern missionary writes thus : "Noble soul
that he. is Your town has sent out none
more noble. I thi4 that for Christ his
J.daity exam l ple tells!as much nanny. that I
The fourth is a partner in the banking
l'house of one of theimost responsible firms
in Wall street.' Limn few men do such
heavy business responsibilities rest.--.•
Honored, trusted, loved by his partners
and held in respedt and confidence by
I the Street fraternity, he has attained a
position that few could reach after years
of most laborious Iffort. In the church
and Sabbath school. he is a faithful, devo
ted laborer. The other is also a business
man of rare probity, shrinking from no
duty,though it leadithrough fire and flame
conscientious to the last degree, and, ever
diligent in busines, Servinii the Lord.;
The enviable pdettion th ' ese once poor
and penniless boysnow sustain shows the
truth of the sterns word, "There is that
scattereth and yet rficreaseth," and proves
that godliness is profitable even in this
life. Their benefaCtions are not limited
by their pledge] bur; in many cases, per
haps in each (exceed that_amourit.
Great power for I the Church and for
Christ lies in the hands of Christian bus
fines Men, and it irr a beautiful sight to
witness an extended business carried on
in the fear of the Lord, making, Him=
with reverence we speak . it—a partner,
and a partaker of t h e profits. We know,
/there she is
j ake, I could
e a home of
I TERMS.--$1.50 PER iIiTNMP
of firma that open on their ledger.a regu
lar account to the credit of benevolenee,
and concienciously pay this debt as liny
other. Such men are an honor to the .
Church and the world. "Go and do thou i
A favorite temperance lecturer! down
South used to relate the following anec.
dote to illustrate the influence ofi a bad
example to the formation of habits ) initt
ous in their effect.
Adam, and Mary his' wife,who lived in
the old States, were very good members
of the church, good sort of folks any way
quite industrious and thriving in the
world and Mary thought a great deal of a
good - glass of toddy. _
Whenever the minister called to make
Mary a visit, which was pretty often, she
contrived to have a glass of good toddy
made, and the minister never refused 'to
imbibe. After a while Adam got !to fol.
lowing the example of the minister to
such an extent that he became a driankard
—drank up everything he had, and" all
he could get. Mary and Adam became
very poor in consequence of his following
the minister's example so closely; but
the good miuister continued still to get
his glass of toddy. One day he called in
and told Mary he was going away for a
week—should return on Friday—and
handed her , a book containing the sate.'
chisel, and told her when he returned he
should expect her to answer the ques
tions. Mary said yes, and laid away the
book carefully. But Mary, like a good
many others forout,it until the +eryFri
day that the good minister was to return.
"What shall I do ? 1 , said she, "the min
ister is to be here today, and I haten't
looked in the book he gave me ! How
can 'I answer the questions?" •
"I can tell.you, you," said Adam, "give ins
a quarter, and let me go over to Smith's
and get some good= rum s and yon Can
answer him with a glass of toddy.
Mary took the advice, gave Adam a
quarter and a jug s- and off he started.—
After getting hie 'jug filled, and on his
way back, Adam concluded to taste the
rum. One taste followed the other until
he stumbled over a pile of rooks and broke
the jug and lost all the rum. Adasktuan
aged to stagger home. Soon as he got
into tha house Mary asked very anxiously
for 'the jug of rum.
Poor Adam 'managed to stammer out
that he sturebled over a pile Of rocks,arid
broke-the jug and spilt the rum.
Mary was in a fix—Adam drank—the
minister coming—the rum gone—and the
questions unlearned. But here comes
the minister! wont do for the Man
of God to see Adam drunk, ao she for
want of a better place to !aide sent him
under the bed. ! By the time he was fair
ly under, in came the minister. After
sitting a few moments,lhe asked Mary
if she could answer the questions. How
did Adam fall?
Mary turnedrher head first one way,and
then the other, and finally stammered out.
"He fell over a pile of rocks."
It was now the minister's turn to - look
blank, but he ventured another question,
"Where did he hide himself after the
Mary looked! at the minister, then at
the bed, but finally she spoke out with :
"Under. thebed, air I There Adam yon
may come out; L be knows all about it."
The good minister , retired—not even
waiting for hisj glass of toddy.
I CHILD-OWE4RING-WHAT TT MD.-.
"I have a mind to whip you, till you can.
not stand," said a wicked and profane
man, rising frOna his seat,.and,l lookiog
wrathfully at bis eon just able to speak
What bad the child done to deserve
such severe puaishment ? Used two
oaths, such as were constantly dropping '
from the lips of his father. But his own
I words so shocked that parent, that_be
thought he could not punish him to severe.
ly for the offence.
The little one looked the angry I man
full in the eye, and quietly said :
"Father if you whip uae,who will whip
A - thunderbolt could not have startled
him more. The question set his own sin
and desert of punishment in the light of
noonday. He turned away confused add
ashamed, and said in his heart, "I will
swear no mote. "
He kept his word. — From that day no
,oath escaped his lips. To day—wonder
of divine grace—the tongue that was em.
ployed in cursing, is used to bless God,,
and teach men his way. •
1 - A Californian journal says that the
Chinese residents of San Francisco are
making rapid strides in civilization, and
are fast adapting themselves to Western
customs and manners. There is also's
marked improvement in their taste in
criminal directions; and instead of - Con.
tinning to pilfer chickens Tom poultry
yards, they are now robbing banks.
Sli?'How to make. people Soknowledge•
the corn tread ort their toes. -