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O. T. EI.LISOX, M. !).,
I PRACTICING I'IIYSICIAN. Conde sport, Fit
reaoeotfully Infm iBpFM fciuxeueofthe vtUaeeand
vicinity that he* will promptly respon 1 to ail calls lot
prof ssiouil set vices. Office on First street, nrsi d< ot
wnt of his reside ace. 17-40 ••
JOHN S. SAX.V,
VTTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Coudersport, IV, wdl .fend tbeSeveral L-un.
In Fotter and Caiuerou counties. Ail business en
trusted to hi* care wit! teeelve piomp. atun ioti
ufltoe on Mam street- in re-idenee.
OLIHSTED AND LAKBAREE.
\TTORNEYS AT LAW, Coudesport Penn'.s
Will alte..d i-e all ku*iues3 eii'.ruotea to iu
care with pramptness aad fideiily. Wli al*o
the several courts in tine adi -int..g coa dies. Officv
In the si-eoud storey uf the Olmsted L.ock.
IS A AC BEN SON,
\TTORNET-AT LAW, Couder-port, Fa., wil
attend to all btdiie to bun site c:ir
and promptness. APeud -C is of adjooi.ng coui,
Vies. Oiticeoo Second street,near the Allegai.v oridi.
r. IV. KNOX.
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Oonaersporu Fa_ w.il attend the Oouus in lo'
VR and the adjoin ,g remit -s
F. 1 SITTER, M !.,
PHYSICIAN ar.d Surgeon w > ill respectfully In
form the citiims of Coudersport and vico.it
tuat he has cp-ned an Oilice in the Cou..> pi
Hotel, and will be ready at a 1 t-m-s to make pro
fessi >nal calls. He i- a regular graduate ol Bail ..
Medical Co lege of ISttt. •' "' 1 "
ELLISON A TJUrIPSO.V,
DEALERS ia Uriu*, Medicines, Fmi.ta, ou
Varnlsues, T.iiHiS and Fmc. articles, Book- ,
wo kinds —tjeno .1 and M i* 41a .eous, rftar.wii. rj .1 js- ,
l.i M.t .ni igs old dewelry ii.i'ie. J.n.-t o<
yilLLliK A .UcALABXEY,
A rrOR x EYS-AT LAW. U ARRISBTBG, Fenn'a.-
A Agent- for the Collection of Ll.nm- ag.io.rt Un
JuTied .-tatea aad >utte no veru uieiit- ,-u .as.euno
BS, ArrcarsofPay,Ac-Ad Hvss B- f
W U MILLER,
~" M. W. McALAB.YEY.
RK \T ESTATE aad INdUlt ,NCE AGENT-
Land Bo igttt and Sold, l'a.xes paid and I itlv-
I uvestlg .ted Insures property agaittrt kt*.rt .-£
companies in the Country, and I nwu, aga,n_t Act.
dentin the Travelers l .snran-e Company of Hart
ford. Business transacted proiuv' ■>
(. IF. AKHSTBOXW.
HARDWARE Mercuant, ad D-Ucr in Soves.
Tin knd Sheet Iron-Ware M ain street, toudes
• port, Peni/a. Tin and Sheet Iron Ware made t.
• rder, in good style, on sh-.rt notice.
P, A. STEBIIINS A Co.,
MERCHANTS— EVealers in Dry Goods, Fancv
Go ls, Groceries. Provis.on-,F .our, Feed.l o. k
and everything nsn.lly kept in a good ccnutry st-.e
Produce bought and sold ' ~*
(. 11. SINUOSS,
MERCHANT -WELL3VILLE N* Y., WHOLE
sale aui Retail Dealer in I r\ Goo .s, Fancy an
g apieGo>Js Clothing, Ladies ods Groceries
F our. Feed, v-c, R tailers suppued n li.erai terror
" (IIAKIXS S. JONES,
MERCHANT— Dealers in Drugs M. dicines,''aints.
Oils Fancy Articles, S ationery, Dry Goods.'
Groceries. Ac.. Main Street, Fouderswrt. Fa
1. E. OI.nSTEIK
MERCH ANT—Dealer in Dry G. mb'.s. Ready-mad.
CI thing. Crockery, Groceries, Fl ur, Feed,
For... ProvLio .s, A Ma n street, Conlerspoit, 1 a
MERCHANT— Dealer in Dry Goods. Groceries, ]
Frovis <w, Hardware. Qnee sware. Cut.ery. (
wuU all Goods u-uaily found in conntry store n<d
HC. VERM 1 LYEA.PKOeRtsTOR, Corner of Ma'i
nnd S Mrondfctrtfi- sport ,1 ottt rCo.I ;t
A Li'ery Suble is *! kept In con ctte" w;!h lh,|t
Hotel. "Daily Stages to and from the Km.roads.
l*olter Journal Jols-Olliee.
H AVING lately added a fine new assortment of
T. iB-TYFE to eur already large assortment
i.ow prepared to do all kinds of work, cheaply
and with taste and neatness Orde s gMwMdL
Lewisville, Potter county, Pennsylvania.
BI RTO.V EEWTS. I'ririefr. Ha-in
taken this exceH*pt Hot.!, the proprietor wislie
o make the aco U! V ntance of the traveling puolic at -
trconfidtmi giving satisfaction to a. who mat
all on him. —Feb 12.66 i_f -
Monuments and Tomb-Stones
of all kinds, will be furnished on reasona
ble terms and ebort not' - by
Residence: Eulalia. 1 . n.il.• r iuth of
E=S*Couderp..rt. l >a , n the Si..- emaho ng
Rmtd. or Wave v"il- '' '
-nENSION, BOUNTY "d iv All CLAIM AGKNCV
I FeustOiis procur -d for Soldiers of the present
War who arc disabled by reas.di of wounds received
or disease contracted whi'e in the service floe I .Re-
States ' and pensions, bounty. ..nd arrears f pay ob
tained for widows or heirs of those who have died or
been killed while in service. A 1 letters ufinqu ry
nronaptly answered, and on receipt - by inai! •• a state
ment of the ca*e of claimant, I xvill forward the :.e
--eessarr papers for their signature Fee- in reujoi
cases as fixed tv law Refers to Ho s. Ijv.e Bens. ? n.
G. Olnieted, John b. Maon, and I W
Juneß 64 Claim Agent, Coudersport. I'a.
Itch ! Itch ! Itch !
6CRATCII! SCRATCH! SCRATCH!
"WiU fure the Itch ill I* Honrs !
Also cures SALT RHF.LM, ' Jr'ill?- -[• 'J
BLAINB, end ail ERUPTIONS OF THE SKIN
Free 50 cetiis F>r sate by a'l drnggists. By send tig
en cents to \V HERS V POrTER. Sole Agents,l.o
Washington street. Boston, it will he forwariedt.y
frse of postage.to any part of the Uuilt-i oiaies.
JE&* L I?W,' wliy lyr.
THE TOI\G WIDOW.
She is cunning—sometimes witty,
Free and easy, but not bold ;
Like an apple, ripe and mellow.
Not too young and not too old.
Half invitiog, ball' rejieilant.
Now advancing and now sby,
There is mischief in her laughter
T-iere is danger in her eye.
She has studied human nature,
She is schooled in every art,
She lias taken her diploma,
As the mistress of ihe heart;
She can tell the very moment
When t sigh and when to smile.
Oli! a maid is sometimes charming,
But a widow all the while '
Are vou sad ? oh ! then how serious
Will her pretty face become!
You are augrv ; she is wretched,
Saddeiic-h friendless, tearful, dumb.
Are you mirthful ? bow her laughter,
Silver-sounding, will ring out I
She can lure, and catch, and plav you
As an angler does a trout!
Ah ! "old fossils," nearly fifty.
Who are plotting, deep and wise,
Ye '• AdouifitV of twenty,
With the love-light in yoor eyes,
You may practice all the lessons
Tautrlit by Cupid since the fall,
But I know a little widow
Who can win and fool you all 1
Steve Altant'ji .Hilake.
In the town of A , up among th>
mountains of New Hampshire, there lived
i cettaiu o d gentleman who rejoices in the
ia:ne of Steve Altant, or '*oid Steve*' a
le is be.i-t known to the residents cf hi
own: a man belter ski.led iu bear hunting
than in books. He can tell a wonder! u
;a!e of hair breadth escapes from tue wilo
ienizeiis of tiie forest, better than he can
nake a speech ia the halls of the Slat-
Capitol. Yet oid Steve represented hi
town iu the Legislature.
His remarks lor "the honor conferred" in
he town meeting were said to be wonder
j , aud without doubt they were as origi
ml as his career ft> a legislator was bri.
Well the first of June saw Steve en route
>r Concord, dressed iu his best suit ol hoim
piin. In due time he arrived, there, am:
•put up" at a private dwelling, instead o!
i hotel, becau-e he could thus save a cop
The next m iming Steve was up brigh'
md early, an-l us he had finished his break
a-t, he set out for the State House in a
•great taking" for fear that he would be to
ate, aud that they "would begin" befor.
ue should get there.
Althougu a stranger in the city, he dis
lamed to inquire the wav, for tear that
>eop!e would think him green; so aftei
-vandering about for some time his eye at
last rested ou w hat he supposed to be the
Uuildim: in question, So he boldly walk
ed in and seeing a man at a desk busily en
gaged in writing he accosted him thus:
4 Fine morning, stranger."
"Yes," was the resjionse.
"Say, mister, I have a leetle business
with you," in a tone slightly riled at the
"Well, what is it?" said the clerk laying
lown his pen.
"Sir, 'ti- this. I suppose lam entitled
to a seat in this ere building, and I would
like for you to show ine the way to where
the rest of them are," ,
"What do vou take this to be!" asked
• • I
;i he clerk, a smile playing round hi-i
"The State House, to l>e sure."
"The State House! I fear you are slight I
lv mistaken, my friend. This is the S:ute !
Pi ison /"
Old Steve gave one look in the face of:
j the clerk to make sure that he was not jok- j
| mg, then hastened from the room to the j
street, and gave the first person he met a
dime to show hi n the Stale House,
j That night he returned to beg the clerk
not to tell of his mistake; but it was too
late. It had spread far and wide, and to ;
cap all he was put on the committee on Llit- :
Stale Prison, as 'twas observed that hej
was well acquainted with that institution.;
The next year old Steve returned to pri
vate life; hiscon-titueuts thinking it best;
to dispense with his distinguished services j
If a man wants to be knocked down, let
him inquire of old Steve how he likes leg
A WELL dressed fehow walked into A
room where they were talking politics.;
' and stretching himself up to his full height j
exclaimed, in-a loud voice:
"| "W here is the Radical? Show me a
Radical, rrentlemen, aud I will show you a
In an instant a man exclaimed:
r "I am a Radical, sir!"
' i " Yon are ?"
"Yes sir, I OTTII"
"Weil, you just step round the corner
* I with me, and I'll show you a fellow who
6ii 1 I couldn't find a Radical in the ward
I Ain't he a liar, I should like to know?"
! 1 —"There ate ties that never should be
severed," as the ill used wife said when
she found her brute of a husband banging
in the hay loft.
' —Slight changes make great differences.
.Dinner for nothing is very good fun; but
| you can't say fo much of nothing for diuuer.
jflefcotei) to ttye friooipks of Jrue ir)i of iriorqhig,
POTTER COUNTY, PA., TUESDAY m&PXH 19, L 867.
A Trance ia OlJen Time.
Thomas Say, who lived a century ago,
vas a member of the society of Quakers.
He was the author of several works; am.
ilso wrote the hi-tory of his OWL life, a hi
•graphv which has always been in higl
•Leein among those of his faith. In thi
.3 a narrative of certain psychological pbe
lomena, which at the present time would
>e classed under the general head of me
nerism and self-induced magnetism. The
fll<'wing is an extract, in substance, from
the work in que ton: —
"Ou the ninth day, between the hour
of four and five, I fell into a trance, in which
I remained till about three or fi>ur the ne*
norning. After my departure from tin
> >dy—for I felt that I hail left the body —.
ny father and mother, together with oth
•rs, among whom was Susannah Robinson
who were watching with me, shook me an
f'e t my pulse, but found no evidence of ant
remaining life in me. Dr. Kearsiey, win
iad attended me, was sent for, and in l ; k
manner examined me and pronounced m
lead; but as he was about leaving me, In
turne 1 back, saying that something lm
>e!ied him to try further. After applying
t gUss to my mouth and fin ling a littl
n.'isture upon it, he said that if I was n<>
lead I was so far gone as to be past recov
*rv. UjKin returning again to the body 1
-poke; an 1 those who were sitting up will,
ne were very much alarmed; the secon
irne I spoke they al. rose from their seals
the third time they all came to me. Mi
..tther and mothe r questioned me about m .
•bndition, and I told them that I though
hat I had died; and as I left the body ano
ose towards Heaven my ears were greete
.vith voices, the inusic of which threw in.
into transports of j<>y. The prospect aroun.
me, as I floated along, was arrayed in tli
nost beautiful greeß. I cast my eves back
towards the earth and saw that three mei
of my acquaintance had died. Two ot
ihese looked white and pure; he other a
not so. The three rose from their bodies
ts I had d<me fro in mine. There appeared
>efore us a transparent opening. I am
one of these men came up Lo it and he
rassed in; but at the moment when I at
tempted to enter I came out of the trance
"On my return to consciousness I said t
tnv mother, *Oh that I had made one siej
further, and not returned to earth again
[ desired them to say nothing to me, for 1
-till heard the music that had so ravi-he
ine; and while I heard it I felt no pain, but
when it ceased the pain returned. 1 told
Tiose who were with me of the death <>
ibe three men, and they srnt to see if i
was so. The messenger returned, saying
that they were dea l. One of these was ;•
negro named Cut Fee, belonging to the wid
>w Kearnev; I saw him die in the brick
kitchen. When they we-e laying him on a
t>oar.i his head fell from their hands; thi-
I saw plainly, for the walls of the housx
were no hindrance to my sight.
"After my recovery the widow Kearnev
sent f.tr me. I told her that I had seen
her negro man die while in my trance.—
She questioned me as to where he died
I told her it was in her brick kitchen, be
tween the jamb of the chimney and the
wall, 1 mentioned the circumstance o
his head slipping from their hands. Sh<
replied that I was right; anil asked nv
| further if I could tell whete they laid him
! I replied that they had laid the body be
tween ihe back door and the street door,
j while a place was being swept under >lu
i window, w here he was afterwards placed,
i She said that I was correct ia these par-
What Is I'olife Socict}!
i A-.k a meml>er of that highly-polished i
guild what he understands by the phrase, j
'"Polite Society," and he will tell you that
it signifies a select association of la lies an 1
■ gentlemen by whom the laws prescribed
j bv courtesy and good-breeding are strict y
! observed. He will not say that oledience
j to the polite code often iuvolves deliberate
i treason to truth and candor. Yet so it is.
Put the same question to a synical despis \
j er of etiquette, and he will in-ist that "Po-i
1 lite Society*' is neither more nor less than]
ia congeries of conventional hypocrites,
governed by rules which forbid the b >IJ j
utterance of unpleasant truths and sanction j
; the use of flittering falsehoods. The cyn-|
i ic's opinion, though somewhat harsh, "ii )
jbe found, upon tlie whole, correct To be !
courteous, in the true, Christian sense ot]
the word —for courtesy is a Christian vir ;
tue —it is not necessary to be men lacious. j
To revile a person whom we haptien ud
dislike wou'd be unnecessary and ungentle
manly; but to flatter and compliment him
is a piece of unmanly meanness. "Polite
Society" when otf parade, an! resolved
■back into its domestic elements, is even
: more bitter and accrimonious than the n
j polished vulgar. It indemnifies it-elf be
hind the scenes for the part it plays in pub
lie, by satirizing, abusing and condemning
|he very peopie to whom it has recently
1 rendered homage. It is an artificial sys
' j tern, founded on the grand mistake that it
: is impossible to be at once courteous and
. sincere. Depend ujon it, there is very
: | little Christian charity in what is called
. | "Polite Society."
Samuel Downing. The Last Soldier of
The Albany Journal gives the following
sketch of Samuel Downing, who died as
already announced,at his home near North
viile. in Saratoga County, on Monday
He was born in Newbury port, M iss..
Nov. 30, 1761. He was therefore in the
iU6ih year of his age wheu he died —hi*
precise age being 105 year*, 2 months an-:
21 days. He entered the army of tin-
Revolution when he was 16. To do so he
left his employer (in New-Hampshire)
without leave. On his first application h.
was refused, but he soon touud a recruiting
•dicer who took him, notwithstanding hi*
vouth and diminutive stature. This wa>
just after the surrender of Burgoyne.
He entered into the service with great
spirit and enthusiasm, lie may not haw
inderstoo 1 all the great issues involved in
the contest, but he served as faithluliy and
ought as bravely as those wb-> did. Mu'-h
■f his time was spent in the valley of t i<
vlohawk, guarding trains and fighting In
bans and Tories. But he was also with
lie army on tiie Hu Ison, and took part in
he memorable siege ot Yorktown. H
rontinued in the service unt.l the clos*> o:
he war; and 'e'en down to old age, it was
lis chief del ght to discourse about Wash
ugion,whouihe had often seen,an 1 thejov o
lie people when peace was declared and tin
nation's liberties achieved.
At the close of the war he returned t<>
New-Hampshire, settled upon a farm in
Antrim, and soon afterward married Mis*
Eunice George, two years his junior, with
whom lie lived in perfect accord until 1853
She was the mother of thirteen children
ten of whom preceded her to the tomb. He
to k possession of the here he died
in 1794. It was then a trackless wilder
cess. The first son was born iu 1782, and
the last in 1811. The latter is the happy
ather of thirteen children. Three of hi*
-ons served through the late war in the
Union Army, and one of the daughters is.
•r was recently, a teacher of freedmen at
Norfolk, Va ; so that patriot blood stili
tuns in the veins of the family. Hie
mother of these three boys was reluctant
to consent to have them all go to the lief.;
>ut the old patriot insisted, an I nothing
oth, they did what their grandfather de
*ired rather than what their mother j
preferred During the war it w;is his j
•hief pleasure to hear of Union victories, j
tnd to keep note of the battles in which j
he boys were engaged. He prayed to live!
until peace came back to the country, and
ie was gratifie 1, although he was disap
pointed iu another wish that he might see
Jefl Davis hung.
Mr. Downing was something of a polfti
cian He would always vote, and always
voted on the side of .freedom auJ justice.
He gave las first vote for Washington and
his last for Lincoln; and in recounting his j
political experience, lie was always sure to
say that he did not vote for Buchanan, j
As his age would indicate, he was u j
nan of iron constitution; the result of reg I
dar habits and a religious life, Both him
self and wife were exemp ary members ot
the Methodist Church, and his bible wa*
his constatnt companion He was always
cheerful—looked at everything pleasantly,
and suffered nothing to worry or distutb
him. llss grand-children were his p'ay -
nates, and contributed greatly to the joy
of his old age.
Although a temperate man, he was noi
A teetotaller, lie look a glass of liquoi
occasional Iv, but was never intoxicated
He bad not a very high opinion of the
i quality of the rum of the present day, an<i
| thought if what people drauk was as pur.
las that made in the goo 1 od times, there
would be less evil resulting from the hah
it. He also used tobacco, and tea wa 9 hi
favorite beverage. We are afraid some o
our dietariau friends will I e disappointeu
at this revelation of Ms. D iwniug's habits
vVhiskey occasionally, and tobacco and tea
ill the time, and vet he lived to 105 years.
1 riiis is not the modern theory. But |er
j naps if lie had used neither be might have
! lived to a hundred and fifty!
Here i* a specimen of breaking the new
' geutU. During the summer of 1849 a
* Mr. James W llson, of West J rsey, die-1
| with cholera while some fifty miles from
, home. John Rogers was employed to con
vey the dead bo ly in a wagon to hi* friends
and home. By inquiry be learned ihepre
i cise house of the deceased On driving to
the door he called to a resjieelably-appear
ing lady who was in fact the newly-made
widow, and a*ked:
"Does Mr. Wibon live here?"
'•Ye*," was her reply, '"but be is not at
home to day."
"1 know he's not at home now, but he
will be very soon, for I've got him here
dead in the wagon!"
—Aunt says, *'a newspaper is
like a wife, because every man should have
one of his own.' Aunt Betsey is right.
—'Sally," said a lover to his intended,
[ "give us a kiss, will you j" "No I won I,'
* said Sully, "help yourself,"
ADVICE TO YOC.NG GENTLEMEN. — I h
following advice is given to young men
heir well-wisher, Jo*h Billings.
Ist. If you hev soup for breakfast, don
in lertake to eat it with your fingers it yo
kan git a fork, and never wipe your no*
>n the table cloth as long as yoo Lev a c>at
2-1. If yoo don't know bow to chew t--
backer loose no time; tbe best way is !•
git behind a hog jeu and practis be for
you chaw in public. (Josh knows by ex
•erience.) but persevere, its the oula vva>
.our Pa learnt.
3d. If you have got to be 12 . .-ai* o
uid can't sware good, the chances are yo
won't amount to ennylhing. About ez
good away ez I know of to learn is to lx--
rin by saying ''condem it," and then work
U P- . ~. . ,
4th. Laming bow to drink is a slow pro
•e-s, but dredful sartin; cider is purty >a.
in to get the hang with, but rum cherry .-
sth. Bi all means at an early age git in
0 the habit of staying out late nites DOII'I
niss a circus, tha ate means of grace. K t
ill vartue nonsense, and su.-qieck all feinail*
vVatch yure older brother, and brag on lii
Fuller these rules clos, and if they don i
m ike a plunt uv you yoo kan konelu U
iiat you hev mistook the crook of yoo
genu* aud air proberly desigueJ foradeceti
FRIENDSHIP OF WOMAN —Nothingcoul
>e more severe than this picture of friend
-hip, written by Lady Clara Cav<*ndi-b
Men—that is men who are worth any
diing—are capable of a good deal of sol.
friendship for each other, at aU events Un
ite governed by a certain principle of hoti
•r, and you will hardly ever hear one >
ihe sterner sex entertaining a parlor ft II o
guests with the toihles and. failings of hi*
most intimate frieinL, or with sarcastic r< -
narks on his personal appearance. W <
wish we could say the same of our own se v
but a' aft, we cannot. Sometimes we doub
;he existence of friendship in feminine b -
•ins altogetiier, and wonder at the revela
tions which women make of their ywi
meanness to each other.
When Augusta and Amelia seek ear;
other's society constantly, twine their arm
around each other's waists, ki-s at. partin_
and exchange the most affectionate htt e
j billets, the supposition is that they are
; friends; but ten to one, if you meet Augu
j la by herself, to\our surprise, you lear
| that her opinion of Amelia is bv no mean*
1 high one. She wonders what you ca
see in her to adiuire, assures you that sh
is very vain, an 1 entertains you with an ac
count of certain mysteries in her toi et,
which you nium't mention to any one, but
r ally, the idea of those curls being hei
own, an I that color. There is something
horrible in treachery. Why need woinei
be false to each other ? They are const-mi.
| as a general thing to those of the other sex.
JONES vvasfonl of a spree One evening
| lie told his better bait' tie was going ou
or a few minutes, and would only beg-m
til! eight. About midnight Jones cam.
Nome ligkt, and excused himself for hi
staving till such late hours on the grouti
that slie ha I given her,ccusent to his stay
mg out ii I late* A. night or two after,.
Jones was putting on h s hat, Mrs. Jotie
nin lful of the past, made him promise t
come home by nine. Jones solemnly pledg
g-d his word, and departed. Along in th
small hours, became home dancing a Chero
riee reel, and singing a song to match.—
Stumb ing his wav to his wife's room, h
-j icif ateed. 'There, Susan, and didn't 1
promise you (hie) I'Jcoine iioui.-benign—
ind here (hie) 1 come (hie) home tne be
uignest fellow (hie) iu the whole (hie)
A MARRIAGE UNDER OIRT ICL LTIES. —
At Ottawa, i ana la, oil Friday, a young
coquette had an appointment to elope with
i Briti-h private, John Welsh. While iu
waiting tos the girl, tiie soldier was seized,
gagged and strip]ed, and an old flame,
Larry Lawder, whom Julia had jilted f-i
ihe red-coat, donned the uniform, kept tlu
trv>t. and was firmiv tied to the girl belor.-
sde discovered the mistake,by ar.a ly made
•riest, feed for the occasion. 'lhe eirl's
mother had arranged the whole affair. —
■Julia piofessed her willingness to allow
tilings to stand as they were, her one de
-ire lor a husband having been answered
A. YOUNG GOOSE. —A market girl sold
a gentleman a fine fat g'*>se, warranting H
to le young. It turned out, when roasted
to be unmanageably tough. The next day
he gentleman said to the g' r '*
"That goose which you sold me for a youug
| one was very old."
. | ''Certainly not," said the girl; don't you
, call me vouug ?"
j "Well; lam but nineteen, and I beard
> i mother say often, that that goose was six
- ? weeks younger than me."
—At a prayer meeting in New Hamp
. shire, a worthy layman spoke of a poor U>
' .whose father was a drunkard aud whos-
was a widdw.
TERI3S.--sl.bO ILL AKM-fi.
BREI K Il3>.
—A li\e seal captured on iho river
—The "mad itch" is raging among Ohio
—Drops of grea e called the gteal tiro
—England trembles beneath the foot*
veps of Reform.
—The philosopher of the Ttibunt has
b en done in marble.
—They have the "black measles" in
- >me parts of Maine.
—New Hampshire has £900,000 in*
ested in school houses.
—Buffrlo has caged a professional swin*
iler of !>rig si aiding*
A line of steamers are to ply between
Ja.tiraore and Bremen.
—There is not trade enough to make
lie Spanish railroads profitable.
A Harrisburg lady unconsciously
ro isted two cats iu a kitchen range.
—The damp is playing havoc with the
frescoes iu the Houses of Parliament.
—Several thousand tons of Tab'e Rock,
it Niagara Fall*, fell the other day.
—What is the relation or the door mat
to the scraper? It is a step farther.
—lt is not what we make, but what we
• ve that makes us rich.
A hop on the "light fantastic toe'"
nay be plnasmt, hut not when you hop on
he fantastic toe of your neighbor.
—Why are country girl's cheeks like
French calico? Because they are "war
rant* d to wa*h and retain their co ! or."
—A fire at Fairfax Court House, week
'•efore last, was successfully fought with
—The jrrape crop on tin* Ohio lake
•bore has failed only four times in forty
A jeweller in New York inijmrted
53,000 worth of diamonds in a piatiiiiv of
—"Spe-ch is silvern, but silence is gold
n.'* Hence the expression, hush money.
—Two hundred additional omnibuses
tave been built in Paris, in view of the
All the Memphis schools are over*
lowing, and the opening of additional ones
—Half a dozen gentlemen in New Bed*
• •rd dined together, the other day, who aro
—Punch suggests that after dinner con
versation shon'd be called post LranJial
•istead of post prandial.
—John C. Calhoun's old homestead, in
ut!i Carolina, is to be sold at auction ou
he 4tl of March next.
—Tilton supports Barnitm for Congress,
in 1 Barnum supports Tiltou by advertls*
g in the Independent.
Grace Gieenwood is in flavor of giv
ug the ballot to every wotnan who owns
• sewing machine or a wash tub.
—A boy in Cincinnati lost three fingers
by a pi ning machine, and goes into court
lemanding £5,000 damages.
—John Chinaman in Paris furnishes a
neal at a very low price to working men,
•ut there is an unhappy suspicion of ratal
—A 'ady correspondent having fallen in
1 >ve with Mr. Leonard Jerome, says that
gnt!<*<nn i> the "noblest looking man in
—The New York Stock exchange has
_;iveri £511,0011 for the purchase of foo l for
lie poor of the South, by the Southern
—There must be a "tea-room" in the
Buffalo poor-house. The last year's bill <f
expenses includes an item of £879 for whis
key and cigars.
—The meteorologists report the month
of January the first in seventy years that
has passed by without a thaw. There was
not the sign of a thaw in the entire month*
—An old toper was overheard, the other
da*, advising a young man to get married,
: "because then, iny boy, you'll have some
| body to pull off vour boots when you go
home drunk." *
• —Statistics show that the Northwest
: contains one-sixth of the improved land of
the country, and produces oi>e-lia!f of the
i entire bulk of the products of the United
—The Lewiston Journal says that a
'ompany has been organized at Mechanic
Falls, called the Furlong Paper Pantalelte
Co., to manufacture borders to ladies'
Irawers and children's pantaletts —an ot
namental appurta nance to Ie buttoned Ur
the garment, which may be readily re
placed vtheu soiled.