The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, September 01, 1869, Image 1

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    040 ginga dottotp agitator
Is publislice every Wednesday Moorning at $2
per year, invariably in advance.
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• B.itutres 2,00 8,00 4,00 8,00 12,00 18,00
10,00115,00, 17,001 22,00, 30,30, 60,00
Ono 18,00 , 213,001 30,001 4 001 60.001 00,00
Special Notices 15 cents per line; Editorial or
Local 20 cents per line.
LODGE; No. 317, .k, 1: M., meeta nt I . ltOr Ifnll
er Dr. 11ey'd drug atone, on Tuesday evening, on or
:lore 1110 Null Moon, at 7 o'clock P.M.
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ryod A CIIAPTLII, No. 194, It. A. M., moots ylit the
11,01, on Thursday evening, or} - or before tho
Moon, at i o'clock P. M. I
If 001 COUNCIL, No. 31, B. a's. MASTERS, meets at
the Hall, on tho third Friday of -each calendar
mouth, at 7 o'clock l'. 11. .
TiIIIPLAR,4IIII tho appendant micro, meets at tho
Bali. on the first Friday of ouch calendar month, at
7 o'clock P. Al.
insurance, Bounty and Pension Agency, Main
Strcut Wollsbnro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1868.
NotAry l'ublio 'unit rusuran4o Agora, Moss
burg, PA., over Ca divan's Stpre.
oaks with W. 11. Bulith, Esq.,' Main Streot,
, iriosito Union Blook, Wellabor°, Yu.
July 15, 1808,
W. D. TERBELIL tik. CO.,
cIIOIJESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers •in
Wall Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Ulass,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, &c., Sc. •
Curning, N. Y., Jun. 1, 1808.-Iy.
First door from Iligeney's, on the . Avenue)—
] Till attend to business entrusted to theirearo
,a tie counties or 'nog:Land Potter.
Wait:burn, Jan. 1, 181;5.
Tiogn Co., Pa.
ctiiin Agent, Notary Public, t
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{.4011t. HO will aLtOnII promptly to 'eolleetion_of
l' , ', Rack Pay atilt Bounty. As Notary
V . , lllllif LIU kak11:1 ack now ledguninnts 01 d(001,,
Orths, and will act us tinninis;ionet to
:Avtd , timony. 1;41.0 - 01liceoVur Drug e,
I.lpining Agilattor 13417
Sohn W. Guernsey.
'returned to this county l lltl a view of
it his permanent reside co, dobeits
_hare or public patrotlage. All en
,ruqed to his care will be attended to nab
v romptuess and tidelity. ()nice 2d door south
E. S. Fares hotel. Tioga, Tioga Co., Pa.
560. 2ti.'110.-ti,
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• 1;A PER AND-TAILOR. Shop over John 11
I:uwen'e - Store.,
_XIV' Cutting, Pittiug,
Itep.iiring, done promptly and in hest :,tyle.
Welkburo, Pa.. Jau. 1, tB6B-1y
I [I,O IL.-'tillop first door north of 1,. A. ;4•ari'.
•lineZii p. i:143 - Cutting, Fitting, apd Ilepail •
nG promptly alld
Jan. I, 1868.- ly.
i AMOR AND CUT rlill, has opened :t shop
on Craton street,-tear of Sears S.; Derby', ohoe
Ault, where he is prepared to manufacture gar.
moats to order in the most substantial manner,
anti with dispatch. Partielilor attention pilot
to Cuttin and Fitting. March 2t. I:WS-I,i
Dr. C. H. Thompson.
1 . 1 . W1 L L. 9130 ROJO II PA. j
~ 11 4400 ProtcyFioptit egik la the tillage
‘ .l Wellsbicru rtt,i
lintee alit( ReYi.klice on zitate I. 2,1
Wu right going L.liiou 21, I:,W-
II tt'l . 11., lat. i 0 t:10 -.(...•LN all y..rit4.o
U. 11e...1i1y fOlir 3 can:, of artily I ice, with a Inter
and honpiliil pt acticu. has npcucd nu
7.. practiro of tlletilt'llltt and ,orgery, in all
. l'ort-cdis from It biol good
Pennsylvatipt 11.1,1 saeli dt•mited
` l,l ~ay Pitt State itt rotntailtation, or to
n. lorAit 'i t 1/1,1011 Mitt 1/11
• orq Wel1,1.»o. Pa., May 2.1666.—1 y.
Wm. U. Smith,
NuX.VII,LE,, pa. Pentiop, 1:0unly, t o ol Lt
owe Agont• entinnunieatiun:: :cut to the
ii,,te:J.l(lisei.B will reeeive prompt attention
;Cries moderate. h,
I ItVEYI.At ‘t DitAFFSMAN.—Oidels left al
r”.itu, 'Townsend Hotel, Wollsi,olo, Milt
wed with prompt tatention.
PLIcEI) WA It Spectaelvs, Yiuliu String,,
11'at , lieq and Jew
repairvd. Engraving done in plain
1'u..!11:11 and liertnan. 11,sept07 ly
liairdrth4sing (.V . Shaving
over Itarker':, Store, Wells-
Pariieuhir attention paid to
Stannnhuowg, Dyeing. etc. Druids,
hand :toil made to or-
xi ILI. IV 11 1(1 trr —Agent. tor all t hest
rultutNx ! WATER W
!\lovunu•ui for ILI g :11,41
l'a., Aug. 7, I SISA, I 1•.
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tuhiu uaizydrivusuf tlio host hunting awl W.ll
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Toraqs u,ullclniu.
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hotel loeattia nitltitt eao th
tistAng :01,1 hunting grfitin4l:- iu Nord
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•r di! ieeetutwitittiou of plt,;utitre
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'Bounty and Pension Au.-enev.
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aAVI., , ;(: co.:caved alefialtea not a tallow. I o t egata al to
tlil'extr a bovuty allowed by the act approved
"YIN. I It tying on !Lund a lertte .aoppls of nal
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room bitdy occupied bj, Btu]. Seelry
p I OOTS AND SHOL'Sof all kinds made 10
order nod in the host manner.
I tEI'AIIIING of all kinds done promptly arid
Give us a call.
Ilabbro WM. ,
Jan. 2, 1868 REIL EY.11y.
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(SION OP Paidy,Xl4l.lWo,,pt,,
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- , OUR, 3yiorr , rc•
BOOD)AS Till ' :
Of every liotieription, in all styles of Binding,
and as low, for quality ofatock,•nti any Bindery
in the State. Volumes of every description
Bound in the lost manner and in any style pr
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li;xectited in the best manner. Old Books re
bound ,ind uagdo good as now. -
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I am prepared to furnish back numbers of all
Reviews or Megazinex published in the United
States or Brent Britain, at a low price, . • "
Of all sizos and qualities, on hand, ruled or plain.
Of any quality or siz,o, on band and cut up ready
for printing. Also, BILL PA and CARD
BOARD Ut all colors and quality, in boards or
eut to any size.
Cap, Letter; Nufe iJaper,
Yens, ifcc.
r 1,1,1 s'ule Agen t fi)r
POI% 511 E Alt If:, -COItROSII . E- ST EEL
I trill warrant equal to (told Pen,. 'rise
burl in II:0 lilts/ un 1141,1:11(...
The Outlet: stvek I will hul a 1 (iiki.tiwest
at. 'di tinto:;, al a. small •New York
prices, ill quantities to suit purchasers, An
work and stock warianted as rt preeintled.
rtmpectfully • elicit a :liar, t.. 'Adle I,ation
age. order:, Lv ui.iil pionipti . y to.-
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unu,ucr. :lla eh 21th. I till - I
V ILLE, Tioga Counts, .l'acV t J, it, liooo,
l•rop itior. Cook enitoit to, lite heSL tithing
}round, ut 9iu;;;t Cu. Fidiltig pat t iea acorn.
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tiiuut it.' unto :owl lin Ft. .I , tind . !), 'lh69-tf."
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. 1_ 1. heitdiett, near the ltrower; IVelkhet•• , ,,
lett. 4,111. flee l'efiit;
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null to I.tx paid ler
litotes. t M. A, VUli
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MINER WA:I6ANS, l'ltovictETffic.
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P s) ESPEuTF{: ttlillOttliceS lu LIIO trading
public , that ho lets a desirable t tuck el tiro
eerie:4, cottillo•isittg, leas, t•;piccs, Sugars,
.M.last-es, tiyrnp.s, and all that constitutes a lirt-t•
rte. OptCrt• in eve k y. S tyle ;at ,d 1 Ca
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um :It 'in h a, y,rr it 41ibiti1)115.
111 Vt. atsency tar [hest , Scale, in this
Well Antra, Fel, 12,,litlitS.
r se: iut,ei ater haN nava up the ruonts nd;- .
1 j.,ining P. Ilotlerts and Sraee store
tu kliuta.luto .11)(1
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LE 1113 N PLASTNIZ.—Ve hereby certify
i A that We kayo LlStlli the Plas,ter manufactured
Ws. Chompney ,4 Iternaner, al altiir uorks on Elk
Pita, in tiiiiiies t0wn.,14, :mil wo holier e it to We
egikal if not superior to Ilio Cayuga Plaster:
David Smith S M Connlilo .. A P Con;;
MII Cal,l) II E Siumuns J dterninier
W Barker Asa Smith El-Strait' •
S it Dari 3 Nibert Kieg John C Miller
.1 II Wll W \ airons 1. L Marsh
11 MOtli 0A Smith ft 1I Fo o te
J D Sti!ait. P C Van J Smith
Jared J P Zimmerman C L King
L L Smith.
N. IL—Plaster always on hand at the Mill.—
Price $5 per ton. Nov. 4, 1868.
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:do's'e G 1641141 afe;?spnietjhroa,stars4n. hca t Te'p,
That joy to livo forever,
And,taking all the brightnees,
Sliino back itirOn th 6. " •
God's thoughts pro sometime4:angoise t out
thedibytises, , •
.And carry through the firmament • • - -I • • •
The measures of llis.blisses. ,
And gotnetittieSqlley nto Bon's of men, •
. Undying, unforgetting,
That pess k from uut hand, npd then
I,ivQ chl in :s,tray,fle
And tliuso who loco hest recognize
• Tho strength tha4 formed their-beauty,
Making on 'earth thopatadiso
That froth theArst is duty.
non - oho urn loved . to love again
Aro twin-tboughtsigrand ly moulded—
In highest joy, deepest pain,
Aro t.wp , in one'e»COld,e.l: ~ .
nd no whet love and• are not lot ed,
But pnss through life unfriended
By all but Thee, 0 Christ, inproved!
Trust us till Lilo is ended ;
Pity, through Thy ;peat tenderneEs;
And love us tenfold rather,
Because, unfinished thoughts, we press ,\
r "From the wisdp of Ahtqather.
The whortleberries were full ripe
when one pliassant. l morning Philip
Alien harnessed tip the strong young
horse, Pritwo, and invited his sisters,
A lank and flessi,
his cousin Shelly,
and a young neighbor, Alice Neal, to
sentt Itetuselves in the large, light buggy
and take a ride oot to Lee Swamp.—
Tbey \vete all delighted at the prospect,
and gathered up twae as many baskets
and buckets as they could till in one
Clay. Primp was as gay :18 the rest, and
b.okeo around tuica.vitly every few min
tti es, as if 'he wished`ithey wouhln't be
:0 tiatg,getting really to start, but at last
to his satisfaetion, Philip sprang in and
gave the word ' go,' and he trotted oil,
with his mane and tail Hying merrily
in the wind.
The young people laughed and talked
constantly for the tempi, of two or three
miles, then the broken country they
were riding over gave a now direction
to their thoughts. The road grew lonely
look ing, and present ly Bessie remarked,
' what if a hig flohnh should itimP
from behind a tree, aial throw
tomahawk Lis?'
' What an idea!' returned Shelly,
laughing. ' But girls are always afraid
of the w•oods—and of being - alone after
dark !' ..
'.No - 'l'm tto''coivaril,l.''' SHILL Imsie,
' but the idea is not so wild as you sup•
pose, for there have been Indians in
t hese - yery : )% - 'ootla !'
'' Well, if there,are any here stow, let
them come'otit if they ware,' said Shel
ly, in a hauler tone, as if he intended
ED be beard . 1.1.7, , " Try - finch-(3Giuty elliarito
±....- ,that, - might possibly be prowling,
around. 1
There was a brief silence among the
little party asthey ascended a hill, then
p:e-sco down through a deep ravine'
N.% bole Mood the retnaios of a log cabin
by the toad.
Mere. was a Wild eat killed here
seeraryears ago, they say,' remarked
Ali( . .t. .I\eal, as site gazed round at the
pah,i 1. The man that killed it lived
t her ~ and his mune was J acksonJones.
Ileid it kept: . binif awake ti,niglits by
'its dying anWode iiightili,e g - OVtik and
went out mid 4hot it'? s 'i: ";il, r . ,.
, But,' said XhiliP, smiling In ifi:.
chievotwly, ' he bigot to say that when
the neighbors - scoured the woods - to t - Ind
the animal, it preyed to he a bea l uttfill
,spotted . tame eat, belonging - to'one of
Ilion, Who tooft. it Itome anti nursed the
leg that was broken by the shot till it,
,grd, well !'
Alice blushed t.quisitierably . at, the
tame sequel to leer wild statement, and
admitted she had not heardthis before.
Sheliywas thinking of Jackson Jones
and laughing at his mistake, and said,
' I should have found out what it was
before raising the neighborhood, I
think p,ind alter so mauy bold expres
shins, the girls began to rather look to
hint :is brave, boy, who would certain
ly be their protector if anything hap
pened that they should need one..
The overhanging trees of the dense
wood through which they now.,passed
almost obscured the sky from view, and
under pretense of needing -help to hold
till` baskets, Alice and Bessie proposed
that Shelly should sit on the back seat
with them, whilo Annie moved for ;
ward and sat with Philip. They now
felt a little safer, and Philip smilingly
‘vhispeted to Annie - that, Shelly no
(hinbt• felt ; hy was safe, at least, ler he
~ .
rte i tk i rlyin the center, and if a wild
cat or an liulian sprang out, it wonkl
take some - one else before it would hint.
Annie replied _by. remarking the • cool
silence of the fOrest, Md' how plainly
eavh faint twitter of a bird sounded ;
and when 1“;e1)0 out from
heh l ilijad - a•hig,• with ids 'funny >Black
'tiyes'all in a laid.her hand
on .4,llo'l'oom and softly, said • to
Prince, "Who Immediately stopped.
What is ? what is the leatt4s . ? ?
cried Alice and "Bessie; in terror, 'and
the squirrel popped out of sight at - the
° 'Nott foolish children,' replfed Annie,
goodwill) redly, 'you've frightened away
the (limn i ngest, little squirrel I ever laid
eyes on. (io un- trinee.'
Site)lyAilso:ituNiis head from( among
the basketsand exclaimed, I•
"Fraid of a squirrel ! ha! hal!'
„Philip felt ealledmpo,n• tleeend thp
girls,-who had not nuticetl Shelly's ac-
Und , turning, he looked him.stend
ily in the face,.saying,
- `Who? You?' , .:
l ':Shelly'sl,aCe, gi',e4 very red', hut he
'Made no'reply: , -: . '•-•
' • 'Platy 'now 'rode qiiCiif' i he' forest , and '
soon came to 'a large (rate which opened
Into, Lee Swamp. , Tlie girls had forgot
ten their flight, and gathering up• the
baskets they rushed in among the bush
es, where the berries hung in tempting
clusters over their heads. In order that
Prince should not get lonesome during
their absence, Philip poured out . some
oats for him to amuse himself with,
and then sought the rest of the party
nniong!tlie toaies: i
But they Were ant' of sight and hear
ing, and
he reSolved not to hunt for
kHems for lie felt sure they would all
now the way out, if' they hecalte tired
of, picking berries and wished to go and
Sit in the buggy. It takes a good deal
of time to pick bi(t a sn l iall quantity
of,these berries, and before he had a
quart he heard fIJ ierchig cry'alittle
way frem,where he stood. Thilip .-list
ened and soon he 1 earn' it again, and
lie was SW* it was Bessie's voice; so he
'ran through the bushes as fast as he
could in,the direction the voice seemed
' to' be: ' 'The' cries grew fainter and 'faints
er, and even the brave Philip felt his
heart beat fast at the fear of spine seri
ous'danger'to hiS loved'elster. -
' Phil! Phil! don't go - that way any
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fu rth er—you'll _be bit- oreaten up . if you
.; .
;This voice seemed Lobe over his head,
and looking up he saw Shelly safely en.
sconced in.a tree, while at• the foot of it
was his I,losket, overturned, and all the
,01.'the ,Wet_'grottrid and
leaveSs. _ -
What's ,w)iere are
tbe girls?'; asked Philip, angrily. ,
there was danger why didn't you stay
and protect them, you coward?' and
without waiting or a reply,!he hurried
forward, where he found Bessie fallen
in a di tef),q 44v*r - Od.; WtlVrititil; and nets'
nearly 'dead filth r t 4-16 lifted her
out, and dipping some water up,in his
lint :pourVir -it over her face'.', JuSt • as
sheceuld Speak ;She exclaimed; catching
his nriin.. .
( IVe "Must go from here, 0105.1
.rYlicre's•tt make--the awfulest k bigsn aka
ye' ever'sietV !'"
\Morel', said Philip, looking quiek4
ly around.'
"There on that log. o,'dear, 0, dear!!
He went a little nearer, and there;
peacefully , reclining on a log, was—a
harmless branch of a tree, grown black
with age, and certainly,'ftlittle way'olf,
looking not very unlike a reptile; but
a brave boy ;would not have been very
much afraid'of ti Mack= snake taking
his noon nap on a log, and a few stops
nearer would have shown hint what it
really was.
Alice now came from hehind a stump,
and Annie, }retiring the noise, J,lfut just
feadhed erici34 e ;• 8 h eptc,lllo'w 1,y3 d
s'&l - dektAlid flee; 'very' Much
ashamed of himself. He was the ono
that raised the alarm, but they didn't.
say much to him, and filially resolved
they had all better go home, and next
time lake some boy who had more
eon rage.—Littic COrporat.
Killed by a Dog
The Augusta (Georgia) Liiii.ofiLe/c of a
late gate„ contains
,tire .following ae
*Count of . a' fearful tragedy in that Strife:
'ln one of the mountain_ counties of
Georgia, there live two families, each
before the N,LII: 'noted for its wealtlLand
refinement. Since the war the fami
lies, (whan we shall respectively call
It. and L.,) though they had, like near
ly everybody else, lost everything 'by
the conflict, still retained the high po
sition in society which they had for so
long a time filled. One of them—the
t.'s—lost, several of its members, as
well as its fortune, by the Nvarould at
the cOnnenceinept 'Our story!Con
sifited `of - Mt L., a gentlenian' of fifty
live years of age, his wife, nearly the
satire age, and an unmarried daughter
of about twentyLlive. Within about a
quarter of a mile of their house lived
one of the.,B,'s, a young man who :h ad
Fecetitly'rnarried a vCry beautiful young
lady of, the comity, and, having; left the
paternal mansion, was farming h lor him
self on a small tract of gound., The
two fainllieS, lived seine distance from
the emnity town, in a sparsely inhabi
ted section of country, and, being each
the nearest neighbor of the other, were,
of course, on terms of, great intimacy.
Between the young wife and the daugh
ter of Mr. L. a fast friendship was soon
A few days.ging°, Mr. IL informed
his wife that e had received a letter
which would compel infmediate
111 All ax%:_whelyw wottlitb-I
to' renlitin forseVerar days, min zis l ib
would he inconvenient for him to take
her with him to that city, advised that
she Hhould ask her young neighbor to
stay with her during his absence. The
ne.o 'Morning ke seti out in bi 4, buggy
for ,
and 'cintlnk
morning went over to LA house for
the purpose of inviting- her young friend
to stay with her. The young lady, af
ter consultation with her mother, read=
thy assented to the proposition, and
promised to eome - over during the after
" •
noon. - • . ' • , -
About 9 o'cloek•Mrs. It. began to feel
a little uneasy, as Miss L. had not yet
come, vheit a servant came up to the
house and ,htioUglit a not frolu her ex
pected hlend; kitting that she would ho
unable to spend the night with her, as
she h:u promised, for her falter, front
some cause or other, had positively re
fused to give his consent to the arrange
ment,. Auer
,the i ncite the
servant look', Lis 'departure, "and' the
bravo woman prepared to spend the
night,by herself. Feeling that site had
a protector in a large and 'very fierce
dog belonging to her husband, site took
him into her bedroom, and, after se
curing the house, lay down and re
signed herself to sleep.
About twelve o'clock, she was awak
ened fi:om her slumbers by a noise in
the house 'and the 'angry growling Of
the dog, and' ` discovered' that the 'llan
door had been forced, and that someone
was star ling at her:rooin 'door seeking
an entrance. Speaking as loudly as
her fright would let her, Mrs. IL asked,
" Who is there'?"' A. man's voice,
which she did not recognize, replied by
telling her to-" open the door." Again
she asked the same question, and.again
received the same reply; the stranger
adding .-that-if she, he, would
break the ilobr`dOwn. During tills di
alogue the dog, still growling, crouched
upon, Me -'lloorp as If ready tee-spring,—
Thinking to, intlmidate" the man, who
sought her ruin, _Mrs. R. cried out to
hint' that forced the dour she
would shoot hiM. - • . '
Laughing scornfully, the runian
th re*lJ n the nil% tdeo r,
htinitit ° 'open, and' 6nter&E' the' room,
when, quick as thought, the SilVtlgbdog
sprang forward and, fastened on his
neck. The nimi, astonished at the sud
den attack, attempted to kill the dog
with a knife which he held in his hand,
but unsuccessfully, and the powerful
animal dragged him to the floor, still
retaining his hold upon his throat.—
Stunned•at first by this unlooked Tor
ddAsi,eianee, , iivonatin, TOW Bee•
onds, regaining - her presence of mind
somewhat, ran screaming from' the
house, never stopping until she arrived
'at-the-place of the L.'s where her cries
soon aroused the family: • Her tale "ryas
rapidly told, and the servants were pre
paring to go to the scene of danger,
when suddenly Mr. L. was missed / and
his : wife;:alm i est & the -1141 . 3tarit,..,as if
struck'' by a " - sudden — presen t in en t,
screamed, " Merciful God ! it must be
,my husband !" With a cry, of horror
the party set 'forth, and ram: as fast to
the house of Mrs,' It. as the latter had
run away from it a feW thements her
fore. Arrived there they found the
mnju Still on.theOcier, andthe flog 'still
gimping his threats. 'Beating him away
from his prey, they found the suspic
ions of Nlrs. L. but too correct ; it was
her husband; but the teeth of the dog
1111(1 done their work, and he was dead.
At a religious meeting among the
blacks a colored preacher requested that
some brother should pray. A half
witted fellow commenced a string of
words without waning. At this the
pastor raised his • head and inquired,
• Who dat prayin' ? Dat you brother
Mose ? You let somebody 13ra)v dat's
better acqUainted:wid de Lord. ) 2--
A little boy, in giving, {►n 'account, to
his brother of the Garden of r t den, , said :
"The Lord made a garden, and put
him 'in the garden to take care of it, and
to see that nobody, hurt anything or
pasted bills on the trees."
The Experience of a . Chicago Lawyer
I think _I remarked In rimy last letter
that I onto met a Chicago .lawyer who
.warmly Advocated . ' Marriage, and who
explained to me his reason for so doing.l
For such, a man to,advocatesuch a thing
was, tO Saitice least, surprising"; and I
listened with breathlessinterest while
hegave me a brief history of his exper.;
ience in that celebrated city. '
Said he: "I first came to Chicago
fifteen years ago. Then I was young
and innocent, which it is hardly neces
sary for, rue, to say t that I tun not at preS
ent. I had a friend living here whom
I had known while be.resided , hi New
York, and conducted hiniself like a
civilized man in a civilized cbtninunity:
As lie had written to me to visit'
self and his wife, when I came. to Chi-
Cage, I remembered the invitation when
I did visit that city, and immediately
on my arrival proceeded to' his house.
He was not at home at the moment, and
so I asked to see his wife, whom' I had
known only a year before in NeWYork.
In answer to my inquiry for Mrs. lie
Verse, a pretty, black-eyed girl came
into the drawing-room, and received me
quite warmly.
"Well, we chatted very pleasantly
together until my friend came in, and
really felt myself beginning to exper
ience a very affectionate impulse to
ward her ; supposing of' courSe that i it
was his niece, or" causin,:er• uncle, or
something of that sort. But in the
course of the evening. I asked him
whether his wife was athome, and it so
wh t en he proposed to let mo see her ?
‘,!To my astonishment, he replied,
'This lady is Mrs. 1)e - Vorse I thought
yell were already aware or the feet . •
" Of course I blushed and felt horribly
uncomfortable, and 'said that I Was not
aware that he had lost Door Emily.
"'t),' said he, 'Emily is very well,
and has married a partner amine. We
were divorced you know, about six
months ago, and I married my present
wite only last week.'
- " Well, 1 didn't feel quite so affec
tionate toward her, after that, for I had
been warmly attached to Emily; but
we said no more about the matter, and
f went away, - vowing never to get my
self into o uch a scrape :wain by a:dant;
alter anybody's wife.. I ' did not see my
friend's new wife for about a month
afterwards, until I one day met her , in
the house of a mutual acquaintance,
and, in the pours() or conversation, said
to her : 'lly the way, might I ask you
to say to your husband that I *want
hint to come to my oftice . some day ; next
" I don't think yottknow my husband',
she replied, smilingly.,
" 'What do you myan said I, getting
rather nervous.
'"Why iliy new husband is rained
Smith, she answered. 'I was separated
from Mr. De \Torso yesterday morning,
and married Air. Smith last night.'
" 1 left that house pretty rapidly, and
registered a seeon(l vow 'to the etibet
that I would r.ever, to my dying day,
ask a Chicago lady about her husband
"The two mistakes I had already
made, as 'to Chidago wives and hus
bands, made Inc decidedly shy of them.
But the very next day I went into De
Vorse's store (corn, pork and provis
ions,) and found him mimed in con
versation-`with a terribly anVlar female,
England old maid, a - Western Woman's
rights leettirer; and an Arkansas squat
ter's wife. - Of course I pitied my friend,
and when the torii,ble feuiale had de
parted, remarked, `I congratulate you
on your ,escape; ,that. horrible female
would have eKlutiuSled any *mates pa
tience in ten moment's conversation.'
What was my horror when: he 'rep-lied :
'1 must beg you to speak more respect
fit lly 'of that lady ; she is at present my
wife—a fact of which yeti are, of course
unaware as we were married very pri
vately last night."
" 1 never said a ward, but lied ab
ruptly from his presence. Once more
I swore—and 1 went before a Nohiry,
who had the biggest kind of a Bible, so
as to make the oath more binding—that
never, neAler would I speak disparaging
ly of any Chicago woman to any Chi
cago man. After that' I felt bdtter, and,
for two weeks, avoided making any
more mistakes. A t the end of that time,
however, I t met the new and angular
(Mrs. 1)e Vorse, to whom I had, in the
meantime, been introduced, having the
liveliest kind of a quarrel with a big,
prize-fighting looking fellow, wh9 was
apparently on the point of knoelting
her down. 01 cimrse 1 new to helves
cue, and demanded to know of the fellow
what, he meant; also if he was not
aware who that lady was, and who her
husband was? To which he briefly,
sententiously, but, as it struck me,
i i rreverently remarked, 'Hell !' •
" l paid no further attention to him,
but turning to Mrs. De Verse, said:
'Madam ! permit ate - to protect you
front that rullian's insolence'.'
" I nstead ofthanklug ale, she actually
,lappeil my facie and said : "1111 teach
you to interfere -bet Ween mini and
wire. That's niy husband, and we've
wen married three' days..: Its a pretty
lard thing if a \vire can't stop in the
•Irect, to :Teak to her husband :without,
nixing some idiot come and,.make
nussAhout it.'
"Now," continued the lawyer, "this
is notlonly a true story, but it is• a. fair
example ()I' the continued trouble aman
gets into who lives hi •Chieago, and
doesn't know how to hold his tongue.
Von now understand why 1 hate the
Chicago customs, and why I go in for
indissoluble marriages. 1 never made
a mistake in asking a man about his
wife, tl►e whole time I lived in New
York, but here I have got into More
awkward places, and more fights, than
1 Can count, just 'because no man •or
woman stays married more than a
month at furthest."
W drank weak lemonade together
in solemn thoughtftiluess, and I parted
from him with the feeling that bad as ,
it is to be indissolubly connected with
an unpleasant mother-in-law, is i 8 bet
ter than to - be constantly bothered by a
change of wife.
Au exchange says : "-It is convenient
to farmers and purchasers to have an
easy and correct rule by which to meas
ure corn in cribs. Here is one : Hav
ing leveled the corn in the crib, meas
ure the length, breadth; and depth, and
multiply them together, and deduct
from the prodnet one-fifth . ; and you
have the number of bushels in the ear;
fOr shelled °corn take' , one-half. To be
strictly comet, add half a' bushel for
every one hundred. Persons who are
fond of eipering can test the correctness
of this rule by talangl;B7Bsolidinches
for a foot, and, 2,150 inches in a bushel;
and see that the latter is nearly one-fifth
larger than the former."
"Papa," said a. Little urchin to his
father the othei day, "I saw- an editor
go down the, street,,,just now." "Did
you, sonny? ..How 'do you know the
person Was an editor ?'! "Because I do,
papa." I "But he -Might have been a
carpent. a blacksmith or a shoema
ker."• !'Oh, no,.papa, he wasan editor_
for he'ws gnawing a bone, and had -no
stockings on. The crown was out of
hie hat and his coat was all torn. lam
certain he was an editor."
A Minister Wanted.
Thriftyville wants a minister. They
are looking far and. near to find one i •
but they want the " right man."
Thriftyville is none of your old, effete,
wernout places. HIFI a plaCagrown up
quickly on Rapid River; iii,the-beauti
ful valley, of Eureka. It is ti very im
portant place ' standing directly over
the centre of the earth. It haS a grow
ing population, and boasts of "a circle
of very intelligent people." Moreover,
it seems to be " the centre of a great
moral' inihience;" and - now it wants a
minister second to none. They want
to get the society out of debt, to repair
the house, to gather in the young, to
" draw a full Louse," and to make the
concern every way prosperous - and re
spectable, and easy to support.
Now for the qualifications desired.—
They are so few and simple, that " the
'right man" probably stands at your
Fruit—He must be a man, mature in
intellect, and ripe in experience; and
yet so young that all the young people
will rush after
ITEM—He 'must have power to awak
en and arouse the church ; and yet
must let theni be' quiet' and look on,
while he does all that is done for Christ.
ITEM—lie must be strong and origi
nal in the pulpit, and bring none but
beaten oil there; and yet be at leisure
to receive any call, any interruption,
be prepared for every occasion, and like
the town . pump,
never sucking for wa
ter or giving out dry. r
' ' ItrEm—He must have health, so that
his body never weara.s, his nerves nev
er quiver—a real specimen of , muscular
Christianity—and yet a hard, severe
thinker, a close reasoner, and a most
diligent student, getting his books from
any quarter.
ITEA-1 - 1t: must be poor in this
world's goods to show that money is
not his object, and so that he can symp
athize with the poor, and so that he
can't help feeling human and depend
ant; and yet his family In LIS t be the
most hospitable and entertain more
company than ally other. in town, his
children must be second to none in ed
ucation and training; he must be re
/ w
spectably d •essed ; ho must give aay
more, and core cheerfully, than any
man in the place, not even excepting
kiquirc Iticl, himself; and his family
must all be iUodels, in all respects, for
'the community. ..
PrEm—lle must be able to live in a
glass house, always acting in public,
coining in contact with all sorts of men
and prejudices., sp original that uII will
respect and fear hiul ; and yet never
odd, eccentric, morose, repulsive or
awing in manner. He should have the
lofty attributes of au angel, with the
sympathies ' the gentleness and softness
of the child.
ITEM—The minister must be sound
in doctrine, able to lay his hand on the
naked foundations of truth, to fortify
and defend the hill of Zion ; and yet
must never preach the oldfashioned
doctrines. They are not spicy. They
are lot taking. They will never
" draw" a full house.
•' Prim—lt is rather desirable that he
should be a pious man, and one who
loves his , Master; and yet, as this ar
ticle, piety, has not acquired great value
in Tbriftyville, it would be well for
him nit to n take. that too obtrusive:
r - Jrwr -- xi - 171 iV IM"
all models. She must he young and
handsome, but not indiscreet or vain.
She must be worthy of the admiration
of all the people, and yet think she
the humblest of them all. She must
watch and discipjine, and prune and
lead, and make her husband the em
bodiment or all excellence, but she
must never be aware of her power, lest
she become overbearing. She must be
Lhe model of a lady, have a fair face
and white hands, though compelled to
do 411, the work of the family. She
must, be ready to meet everybody with
a smile, take her hands from the flour
at any moment, wear a checked apron,
and still he dressed like a' lady. Her
faee must never be , otherwise titan
cheerful ; her bead must do its aching
secret, and site must give none oc
casion to call her extravagant, or to call
her mean.- She must be able to alter
the same dress four. tunes, turning it
thrice. l and titling it to a small child
each, time. She will be expected to be
the r ‘ ery life of the Dorcas Society, the
very backbone of the Maternal Associ
ation,,,the warm leader of the .Female
Prayer Meeting, the head and mover of
the Reading Circle, and the Visitor
General. of the poor. She will be ex
pected to be at the prayer meeting's,
awl, let how many sever brethren be
present, be looked to set the tune for
each hymn. As she receives no salary,
of course her .qualilications are not so
hnportant, though the above are essen
Such, in few words,,is the man they
want for Thriftyville. 'lf they can light
on hint they will pay him live hundeed
dollars annually, and not let it run be
hind unreasonably. This is not, to be
sure, half what their •clerks receive;
but they think that the minister, it' he
be only the .` 1 right" man, can " man
'age' ''to live on it. Who Is ready?
N: 13.+—A II applications mast put an
extra postage stamp on the letter or it
will receive no attention.
Cali tiCll I pilySiCiall ill ire:tall and Home
'contributes the following exquisite ar
ticle for the benefit of young mothers.
He says: An intelligent young' mother
inquired SOILIC days Since how she could
be 1,11 preserve her - child's linen clean
and sweet when changed frequently
tlini l ig the day. I directed her never
to'dy it by the lire, but in the sun and
°poi air if the weather permitted.—
You thus not only avoid saturating the
air - of your roomswith the volatile and
poisonous gases driven outof the linen,
but the sun's- rays have powers of
cleansing and disinfecting which arti
ficial heat has tkpt, awl Nvill purify and
preserve the Ii n. She followed my
directions, but, as is too often the prac
tice, dried and aired it in the nurseu
window. Her fastidious husband re
monstrated in vain against this un
seemly exposure. Believing that if she
saw her practice as other saw it, she
would desist, he so directed their after
noon walk as to bring the'nursery win
dow in full view from a central part of
tile town. Stopping abruptly, he point
ed to the oft - butting linen flapping don
.spieuously in the breeze, and asked
sarcastically : "My dear, what is that
displayed from our window ?" ' Wily,'
she proudly replied, " that is the flag
of our Union !". .Conquered by this
pungent retort, he saluted the flag with
a swing of his hat, and pressing his
wife's arm closer within his own,said,
as-they'walked homeward—" And long
may it wave."
, The hat was passed around. in a cer
tain congregation for the purpose of
taking up a collection. After it had
made.the circuit of the ohurch, it was
handed back, to the minister; who, by
the way, had exchanged pulpits with
the regular minister, and he found wit
a penny in it. He inverted the hat
over the pulpit cushions and shook it,
that its emptiness might be known,.
then raising his eyes towards the cell-,
inn, he exclaimed with great fervor.
"I thank God that I got my hat bank
from this congregation.
The Removal of the County Buildings
Correspondence of the Agitator.
Tioga County was separated from
Lycoming by the Act of March 25, 1804,
when the new county, contained less
than 300 inhabitants.
In 1800, the seat of Justio was es
tablished at Wellsboro, that being near
ly a central locality of territory in the
new county when it was all, a wilder
ness, without regard to the streams,
natural advantagesorsurrounding coun
try. The location was made by resi
dents of the city or Philadelphia who
owned large tracts of wild land at
Wellsboro, on Pine Creek, and in the
western - part of the county—most of
which was rough, and of little value,
except for its pine timber, which has
since been taken from them. Thecouti
ty Is large, embracing 36 miles in length,
and 31 miles in breadth, and containing
1,108 square miles, with a population of
about 10,000, having Rail roads and tell
°graph wires, bringingilife and activity
to the business in the :towns through
which they pass.
The commercial business ofa county
circulates from all distant points to the
.railroad centre, operating on the same
principluras blood.circalating from the
extremities to the heart. -
In this progressive age the substitu
tion of rapid, railway travel for slow
post coaches, over rough mountain
roads far away from the facilities of
telegraph wires, is a deprivation too far
behind the times for the spirit ami en-
terprise of Young America; and there
has long been an undercurrent of dis
satisfaction, which has finally culmina
ted in a clamorous demand for a change.
At a glance over the County map the
location may be seen of each town in
the county, turd one can readily learn
the population and vote of each on
reference to the table prepared for that
purpose, which demonstrates plainly
that Wellsboro has abythis day-no valid
claim to the county buildings, and that
they must be removed at no very, dis
tant, <lay to some more centra,l lo
cality, on the line- of the Railroad,
viten. they may be more acceptable to
t<*zlarge majority Air the people. And
lAt'e have strong reason to believe that
such a removal would be seconded by
inure than one-fourth of their own pop
ulation, and will only be opposed by a
few large holders of real estate in the
village of Wellsboro.
The Railroad front the Coal and Iron
fields of Blossburg, via the Valley of
the Tiega river to Corning, where it
connects with the New /York and Erie
Railroad,'inid the Chemung . and Erie
Canal, is 10 miles in length, over which
about seven hundred thousand tons of
coal are annually transported ; in ad
dition to which, there is a large and
growing trade in the manufacture of
iron, glass, leather and lumber, on the
line of the road, which must continue
to make it the great centre of business
and increase to the population at all
times to conic. Taking the supremacy
of an agricultural district like Welb_A
bon), and its surroundings, which are_
destitute of Railway and telegraph
communication 1 with the rest of the
world, and no near prospect for the fu
ture. )
t has always been alleged by many
of the old settlers of the county that
there was fraud mill bribery in official
circles (i s,. 1; ' 31 - 1 of lite pres
ent court House in I',;•iacrdi; aif the
question of building had then been
submitted In the people, there would
have been a large majority against the
ruensu re.
All the people now ask it the pre
10kes is, that an aet may be )as:,ed en
abling them to vote on the .nbject of
removal of the county' latil,lings, to
central point, On the Litailroad,
where they may he ereekd by the citi
zens or the township, free of charge to
the county, which will be a saying of
more than 510,900 per year, in time,
traveling ex pen`pes, :-Theriff and Jury
fees, &e.
The people ' haVe re4oll to expect a
hearty co-operation in 'this movement,
by her nominees - to the Legislature, and
Coun t y CoMwhiSiollerS, without any
regard to party lines.
Tioe,a, Auk. 21, 1(31).
Remarkable Masonic Incident,
is .--
The first masimie funeral that ever
occurred in Cal i forn qr., took place in the
year !SI!), and was performed over the
body of a brother fiarnil in the bay Of
San Franeisco. An ad i eoti n t of the ea : h.'.
loonies states that on Che body- of the
deceased was found-aAilver mark of a
.mason, upon which were engraved the
initials of his name. A little further
investigation revealed to the beholder
the most singular exhibition of masonic
emblems that were.ever drawn by the
ingenuity of 111811 upon the human skin.
There is nothing in the history of tra
ditions of freemasonry eqbal to it.
Ileantifully dotted on his left arm, in.
red and blue ink, which thou could not
etlitee, appeared all the emblems lif the
entered apprenticeship. There were
the Holy Bible, the 'square and com
pass, twenty-four inch gauge and the
coin - mon gavel. There was also the.
ilition ie. pavement representing the
ground door of King Solomon's Tem
ple, the indented tessel which surrounds
it, mut the blazing star in the centre.
On his right arm, and artistically exe
cuted in the same indelible liquitj, were
the emblems pertaining to the fellow
craft; degree, viz : the square, the level
and 'tile pitiful). There were also the
live orders - of architecture—the Tuscan,
Dorie, Tonic, Corinthan, Composite.
111 removing the garments from his
body, the trowel presented itself, with
all the other tools of operative masonry.
Over his heart was the pot of incense.
On the other parts of his body were the
bee hive, the "Book of Constitutions,"
guarded by the Tyler's sword ; ie
sword pointihg to a naked heart ; the
Allseeing eye ; the anchor and ark ; the
hour glass, the scythe ; the forty-sev
enth problem of Euclid ; the sun, moon,
and - stars and comets ; the three steps
emblematical of youth, imanhood and
age. Admirably exeouted was the
weeping virgin, reelinin!v upon a bro
ken column, upon whietilay the "Book
of Constitutions." lit her left hand she
held the pot of incense,
the masonic
emblem of immortality of the soul. _
immediately beneath her stood wing
ed Time, with his scythe by his side,
which cuts the brittle thread of lire,
and the hour-glass at his - feet, which is
ever reminding us that our lives are
withering away. The withered and
attenuated lingers r i k the Destroyer
were placed amid the lqng and grace
fully 'lowing ringlets ( f the discalesu
late mourner. Thu s wt b e th e h triking
emblems or inuaniity by:moray ',fol
ded in one pictoyial rep'resen baton. It
Wa , -i a spectacle such a- Inas° lls never
saw More, and, i i , a u probability, such
as the fraternite will never witness
again. Th e b ro ther's name was never
1,1: now n.--Cotormio ( 'hieff) ( in.
Al, exchange asks, •'‘,V,hat are all the
inen in our country doing'? There
a re none, anywhere, learning trades."
They are all playing base halt or learn
ing to ride velocipedes.
The lirA day a little 'boy went to
school the teacher asked hint if ho
could spell. "Yes sir." "Well how do
you spell boy? "Oh, just aS:other folks
NO. 35.
The proprlotorphavostookodtheastablißhm
with a new a vane assortment of
and are prepared to our° noatlyand promptly
Deeds, Mortgagia, Lomat ' and a full assortment
of Comtables' and Juaticoeillanka on 11Und-
Pooplo living at a distance can dopondon bay.'
fag their work done promptly and sent back ink
retitrn mail.
-7 A Peculiar Hunt
WOn a part of the Neilgherry
here I was particularly fond of hunt
ing, there lived, in 1863, a very large
and mighty boar.- This grand old beast
was so cunning that, though my camp
was pitched in the middle of his favor
ite haunts, and though my old hunting
companion, ,! Capt. Brine, and I con
stantly met him, we never managed to -
get a shot. 'One evening, after sitting
and watching without success for some
time, I got up, leaving myself suffi
cient light tolook about me as I strolled
home to the camp., Seeing Captain,
Brine coming home,
also, I laid quietly
dOwn to meet him at the foot of a large
wood, through which I knew he would •
pasS., Pyesently he appeared in great
excitement, telling me he had just met
the l old boar face to face on - the little
forest path, but that he had wheeled
and bolted too quickly for him to get a
shot. He had just whispered this to
me when, with tremendous grunts, out
by our very side, across the mountain
stream which ran along the edge of the
wood, bolted the bOar, and dashed off
across a little green bay towards anoth
er wing of the wood. Instinctively I
raised my old Purdey rifle, and was In
the act of pressing the trigger, when
there was a sound like distant thunder,
a great yellow streak, and in an instant
the mountains round were echoing and
reechoing the' grim roars and shrieks of
a tigress and the boar as they writhed
and twisted round, over and under each
other in the Most deadly combat., For
a moment, and for a moment only, the
boar seemed to hold his own; but the
_strength and activity of his foe
was far more than a match for his des
perate courage. In much less time"
than it takes to write this the poor old
fellow was overon his back, the tigress
curled over him, burying her fearful
fangs in his swarth throat. All this,
.as 1 have said, took place in a moment,
and until now I hatil been in vain try
mixed ing to get a shot, so up together
was the, struggling mass that I had not
heed able to distinguish the tigress from
the boar. This was my time, and as
gate as possible, considering the in
tense excitement of the moment, I fired
both barrels at the tigress. For asec
ond or two she took no notice of me,
' but continued munching and worrying
at the unfortunate I. boar's , throat, he
squealing all the time exactly like a
tame pig under the - butcher's hand, a
weakness I never kew a wild boar
guilty of before or since. Presently the
wounds began to tell, and dropping, the
boar suddenly she slunk back to the
wood. Just as she got to the stream,
for . the first time She spied us.
It was one of the most unpleasant
moments I ever remember, both bar
rels unloaded, and the wounded. - and
baffled tiger within twelve yards stand
ing staring at us in savage astonish
ment. Brine's single barrel was our
only hope. We stood quite still, and
most truly thankful we were to see her
turn, cross the stream, and bound into
the wood, Brine sending his-bullet af
ter her to quicken her pace, a proceed
ing which we have often doubted the
wisdont of since. Upon looking round
fertile dead boar, as we thought, what
was our amazement, not a sign of him
was to be sedn. He had managed to
get off to die, -I fear, a lingering death,
for we never saw him again. The next
morning, as soon as it was light, we
were off look for the tigress. We
found blood at once ; following this it
\ led us straight to some very wild rocks,
and here we lost it. We never found
her, but four cubs that I saw feeding on
- a dead buffalo some days after most
probably belonged to her. Had I not
interfered I have no doubt she wohld
have killed the boar, and as he was
really an' unusually large,aud powerflul
beast and she anything but what I
would ca4a tigress, it shotys what per
fect mastas the large carnivorous beasts
are of the work they :die designed to
perform: in nature when they are in
earnest:— Victor litoolaf s Land and
How To LENGTHEN LlFE.—Hall's
Journal of health contains the follow
ing rules for-insuring long life :-
1. Cultivate 'an equal temper ; many
a inan has fallen dead in,ti.tit of passion.
2. Eat regularly ma hot over - three
.times a day, and nothing between
3. Go to bed at regular hours. Get
up as soon as you wake of yourself, and
do not sleep in the day time, at least
not later than ten minutes before noon.
•1. Work always by the day, and not
by the job.
5. Stop working before you are very
much tired out—befo - yo you are "fag
ged" out.
G. Cultivate a generous and accomo
dating temper.
7. Never cross a bridge before you
come to it; this will save half the troub
les of life.'
S. Never eat when you arc not huti
gry, or drink when you are not,thirsty.
9. Let your appetite always come un
10. Cool WI in a place greatly warm
-er than the one in which you have been
exercising; this simple rule would pre
vent incurable Sickness, and save mil
lions of lives yearly.
11. Never resist a call of nature for a
single moment.
1:4. Never allow yourself to 4e chilled
"through and through," it igthis which
destroys so many a year, in a I',€,w days'
sickness from pneumonia, &lied, by
sonic, lung fever or inflammati , m of the
Li. - Whosoever drinks no liquid at
meals will add years of pleasurable ex
istence tohis life. Of cold or Warm
drinks the foriner are the most perni
cious ; drink at meals' induces persons
to eat more than they otherwise Would,
as any one can verily by experiment ;
and it is excess in eating which devils .,
tales the land with sickness, suffering
and death.
1-1: After fifty years of age, if not a
day laborer, and sedentary persons af
ter•forty, should eat but twice a day, in
the morning and four in the afternoon ;
persons can soon accustom themselves
to a seven-hour interval between eating,
thus giving the stomach rest; every
organ without adequate rest will "give
out'? prematurely. ;
PERSUASION B trivrErt THA.N FoncE.,-
The American Block Journal says :' W-e
sometimes see men having 'the care of
and driving a teaul of horses or mules,
whipping the poor animals because they
do not understand their wishes.' Many
a time the leader horse or mule is un
mercifully beaten for no other reason
than that the driver's ordet.pi not un
derstood. If the driver, in such a ease,.
should speak' gently to elle leader, pat it
a few times on the neck to reassurb it:
of his friendship, take hold of the bridle
and lead it a few steps in the direction
ho wishes to go, and all this without
any excitement or auger on his part,
the lender will always do his best to
please him, In driving a horse to a
carriage, hbwever, gentle and well
trained he May be, something may hap
pen to alarm or frighten is;
no fault of his—he cannot help it ; all ,
he needs is a word or two of encourage
ment, gently spoken, to reassure him of
his master's care and presence, and that
all is right. The driver should recollect
- that he' ets alarmed or frightened too,
sometimes, and would think hard of
being wbipped for it.