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over Dr. ltoy's drug store, on Tuesday evening, on or
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WILLIAM IL Snirinni,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
-Insurance, Bounty and Pension Agency, Main
Street Wellsboro, Pa„ Jan. 1, 1868.
tITORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Xotary Public and Insurance Agent, Moss
burg, Pa., over Caldvirell's Store.
GEO. W-MERRICK ;
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Otlluo with W.' 11. Smith, Esq., Main Streot,
,pposito Unionitiock, Welistioro, Pa.
July 15, 1868.0 •
W. D. ItIORJECELL dig Co.,
DRUGGISTS, rind dealers -in
tVaIl Paper, Kotosono Lamps, Window Glass,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, &0., &c. 5.
corning, N.Y., Jan. 1, 1808.—ly.
WILSON & NILES,
CORNEYS b. COUNSELORS AT LAW,
Firat door from Bigonoy's, on the Avonuo)—
fill attend to business entrusted tol their care
n the counties of Tioga and Potter.
'‘Vellaboro, Jan. 1, 1868.
JOHN I. MITCHELL
I"fORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAN,
Wellsberti, Tioga Co., Pa.
Oahe Agent, Notary Public,. and Insuranco
:ent. lle will attend promptly to collection of
cnsions, Back Pay and 'Bounty. As Notary
',Alio ho takes acknowledgements of deede,-ad
inigers orths, and Will net aslCommissioner to
lke testimony. 1e.. - 0 - Offtoti over Roy's Drug Store,
trifling Agitator Oftice.-ZOet. :10. 1367
John W• Guernsey,
I?TORNEY AND COUNSELOR, AT LAW.
il Me; returned to this county with a view of
caking it his permanent residence, eolieits a
.bare of publimazatronago. All business'on
muted to his Ale will be attended to with
.roulptness and fidelity. Office 2d door south
JE. S. Parr's hotel. Tioga, Tiogn Co., Pa.
, I;APER AND TAILOR. Shop over John It.
i',osTen's Store. Cutting, Pitting, and
repairing done promptly and in best style.
ll'etlsboro, Pa.. Jan. 1, 1863-15
11,01 t. Shop first door north of L. A. Sears's
wie Shop. ZirD-Cutting,Fitting, and Repair
.; don° promptly apd well•
vettEhoro,_Pa., Jan. 1, 1808.-Iy.
MR AND CUTTER, has opened a shop
Urciftou street, rear of Sears k Derby':, :hoe
op, where ho is prepared to manufacture gar.
, erdskt order in the most substantial manner,
.nd with dispatch. Particular attention paid
Cutting and Fitting. March 20, 186S—ly
SYBI Lap Ono uo f.4.]
It attend to. Professional calls in thu
Wellshoro and clamber°.
tee and Residence on State St. 2d deer on
right going East, punts. 24, dtqlit.
h ILICON, M. 11., late of the :NI Pa. Cavalry. alter
ne.trlY fouryearA of army lasrvieo, with a huge
awe In field and lio4pital Kati ice,latv opened an
Ilia practice of nieditine and surgery, in all
•:zowl,ei. Persons from a distance ran lied good
,lia:. al the l'entniylvaiipt Hotel when gle,ire(l.
ni+it any putt of the tqate in consultation, or to
gar/WO:la. No 4 , UIIIOII Block, up
• • Wrll•hate. 2,lBtikl
Win. B. Smith,
'O.IXV[LLE, Pa. Pension, Bounty, anti In
,Lrutce Agent. Communications rcut to the
toldrevi will receive prompt attention.
, Z , 11 4 kap S, I SC6-I.l]
i;i.VEYOR DRAFTSMAN.-01 tiers left ai
room, Townsend Hotel, Wellsboi o, will
(h prompt attention.
oh. 13. U.
in ,}CLOCKS 5; JEWELRY, SILVER
in:WEN WARE, Spectacle's, Violin Strings,
A', &a., Mlinsfield, Pa. Watches a [ nd Jew
tf repairpAl. Vngr4ving done in plain
't4 , ;lidi and tiertuttri• I lselto Iy.
- 4nnuer Parker's Store, Wells-
Pa. Particular attention paid to Ladies'
:J , ro.utiing, Shampooing, Dyeing', otc. Braids,
? I, !:,ctak, and swichea on hand lnd made to or-
W. DORSEY. ' J. JOHNSON,
MU Atilt ki 11T—Agent fur all the best
TUItI'INIs WATliii. W.lll.llMg. A it.l)
:newart's Oscillating Movement fur and
.s.'%) . Saws.
1:),7a. Pa., Aug. 7, 1868, ly.
C. L. - WILCOX,
:'n!er FIR} gOQDS of all kinds, Hardware
r l. lVankee Notions. Oqr ngsorqnent is large
.:11.rimi low. Store in Union Mock. Call
tgentleinne.—reay 20 1800-Iy.
c -rFIELD, PA., (i EORGE CLOSE, 1)1 I Pr. ••
A now Hotel conducted on the principle
inre and let live, for the aecointnodation (.1
1 0(1A pt 1TIOCIA COITNTY, PA
stabling, attached, and an attpil tive hos
always in attendance.
d. W. HAZLETT, . . Proprietor.
iNITIL;I,D lioroirli 'limp Co. Pa., E.
Prolirielor. 4 new"iind 9olotoodions'
:•!il.ling with all the modern improvements.
•' , lttd c easy drives of thebest bunting and nsh
,44 grounds in Northern Ponn'a. Conveyanc'es
•iinulied. Terms moderate.
WAII 4 WON 1110esr,
-Gaines, Tioga County, Pa.
, R-I.C.F. C. VERMILYEA, Pooo'n. This is
P.0:7 hotol located within easy access of the
fishing ond hunting grounds in North,
Pennsylvania. No pains gi4l he spared
Ithe 4ceotr!nin.l.ition of preasore seelzers and
traveling public. (dun. 1 I 568.3
Bounty and Pension Au:eticy.
RUING received definitei nKt ructiont to regal d to
11 1^ ,, ,tr.t bottoty allowed by ill. :let :tpitl.teii
IS'; t and haring on blind a I:tru;e4npikj all
b, itikks,l g tot prepared to pro-locate an pi. I,
onity nipida l'n Placed iu nIY
l'r.c.a4livittgat a dielltkcecaP colliatualLale
t. air comnionicatiopt, ALI) Ile
irn. 11..1TU .
, oro.Octobor24 4866 . •
IL \ VRKNESS & RILEY,
8 00T H
AND SHOE MAKERS,
& Vci i Valkeubdryie Sfrre, in Oc
''(Mutely occupied by Bcnj. Seeley:
.1108 AND SHOES of all Icinds made to
MENDn the best manner.
of all kinds done promptly and
t' 4 l. Give us a call,
JOHN lIARKN §S,
elliboro, Jan• 2, 186871y*
CITY 1100 K BINDERY
BLANK BOOK, I WiIJPACTORY.
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(SEGI OF TILE DIG BOOK,_21) FLOOR,)
Gn\ • 01.TFC. mori - ro=,
vrOOD AS TUE BEST, CAEAP Aff TIIE CHEAPEST
Of every deseeiption, in all styles of Binding,
and as low, for quality of Stook, us any Bindery
in the State. Volumes .pf every descriptipn
Bound in the bosOmainer andin tiny style or:
WALL KINDS Of GILT WORK,
Ricoutod in the best tnnnnor. Old Books ro
hound anti 'nail() go'od ns nine.
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Of apy quality or Sian, on hand and cut up ready
for printing. Also, BILL PAPER, and CARD
BOARD or all caors and quality, io boards or
cut to any size.
Cap, Letter, Note Paper ; Envelopes,
Pens', Pencils, &e.'
J. B. NILES
Prof. SHEPARD'S NON-CORROSIVE STEEL
PENS, ofVARIOUS SIZES, FOR LAlil OS
, I AND GENTLEMEN,
IThich I Wit warrant equal to Ootd funs. Ike
best in use and no mistake.
The above stock I will soli at th Lowest Rates
at all times, at a small advance New York
prices, and in quantities to suit Pm-A:tsars: All
work and stock warranted as represented.
I respectfully solicit a share 01 public) patron
age. Orders by mail promptly attended to.—
Address, LOUIS K I ES, • ,
Elmira, N. Y -
AT roRNEy &, COUNSELOR AT LAW, Tiogri
Pa. 011ie° with C. H. Seymour, Eyq. Business
attended to a ith prompiriessenpr. 7tji,!69-Iy.
DEALEIt IN DRY GOODS, Groceries, Hard
ware, Boots, Shoi, Hats, Caps, &c ., et.):
nor of Market nu( Crofton streets, Wellsbor-
Pa. Jan. 6,1565.
Resprctfully annotinee.4 t tho citizens of Eart
Charleston and vicinity, that Ile 1%00(1 be
gratei tal for their patronage. Wilco at the
Fiore or Cooper anal Mohler. Alai. 2 ilia '69-Iy.
E. M. ihkeing leirelt:ls-etl the hiltei
propel ty lately filched hy 7.. 11. :...ntith ha•
thtlruaghly retitled the hotel, :lea can ;teem
neettte the traveling palate in e vuperier
manlier, March 2•I16. 1809-Iy.
SAWN:- Criunty, Pa., .1. It. licr.n,
Prop tietor. eurrlcliierit to the beg tubing
grounds in Tioga. Co. Fishing parties seem.
m od, red Iv irli rod% eyances. Wird until till
went 1, , r man and heard. iTutie J, IStS9—tfl
A t t/i
rci 11 1 , 1 undersigned los fitted up Op ;old, Epp - A.,
thy iruilding, near the Brewery, Wellsboi..,
irud i. now prepared to turn out, tine call, kip,
cowhide, and harness leather in 1110 ber.t wan
Hide., tanned on .hares. CarLh paid fid
Al. A. DUB IF
IVell4uro, Oet. i d, 1866
MINER w ATKt NS, Piuornisi•ot;
FIA VI NO 11 11,31 Up 3 new hoty) boililipr, on the site
01 th l . old tJuidulrotel, lately diitst I oxed by lily.
1:1111 00%1 Lady 1.. 1 . .3:4!iVe Ulla
,t II (F3'13111 •ftlll . St e. 'nil
Ullioll Hot 0 MIS I:1[011 110 1 ,lor a Tempera oe . e llnip , e,
anti tip Proprietor helieVe`i it. CllllllO ntl , l3lllolWlll.llllt
gro4 An :itir•ntive I.(e-t-k:y in at lend:wee.
%V e kboro, 311110 ::.U, 151.7:\
GliUrißV AND RESTAURANT,
‘One door above the Meat. Market,
3 'PEOTFULTX announces to the trading
11, )1 1; :ablie that he has a desirable stock of aro:
eerie' ti s, comprb-ing, Teas, Coliees, :lzpieev, Sugars,
Molasses, Syrups, and all that constitutes it first.
class E toek. Olvstcrs in every style at all sea.
satiable hours. 1,
Wellsbotopinn. 2, 186r—t1.
DI:ALI:11S IN .
111)W A RE, 1110 N, STEEL, NAILS,
TO IT.EB, WAWA'
VIN(, SAWS, CUTLERY,
Carriage and I.l:arness Trimmings,
Cornitig, N. Y., Jai. 2, 1. 7-1 y
HEAR YE ! HEAR YE! HEAR YE
liept constantly on hand, and Inrnisbed to or
11.1 163 ' IOW S tore, 2d deer above Itoy's
or q . (June 10, 1868.)
rrliE netlalo Platform Scales, all ordinary
size., few heavy, and counter uf.e, may ho
found at tho 11:m1etire Store cif, WO),',lltaltertil,
Wells Wore. Theo Smiles are tlitiViiirbinir's pat
ent and have no snyerior anywhere. They are
wade n the hest style and have talon the premi
um all the great elthfhitiens. ,
have the snip agency fur these Sales in this
Wellsbero, Feb. 12, 19(S.
Npw i lloba,ccOtore,l '
th E stitewriber has fitted up the mews':id
joining 1). P. Roberti Tin and Srove Store
for the mitnitfnet'pre and Fnlo et
CNA BS, grades), Eine!' and Common
B.lloK(Ner' TO ILI CO o,Mich iyan Fine Cut
PLUG TOBACCO, PIPES, and the choi
cell itrt - ind of ciGA vs.
;:ap• :et; nirjoursolve: , .
.JOHN IV. PURS
I I, 16'6S-tr.
li4LK itUN PLASTEII.—We hereby certify
that, yip It.tve it.etl tho Plaster manufactured
by Clianipuey Bernaner, al their tvorks on Elk
Run, in u Mlles town:Mitt, anti we believe it to be
equal if nut superior to the Cayuga Plaster.
David Smith S M Conrd° .- A P Cono
M H Coht, If 13 Simmons J Dernnuer
U W Darker A.t.a Smith F strait
S It D iris Albert King John C Alillar
J II Wa(rous W H Watrous L L Mardi
R M Smith OA Smith . 11 M Foote
T I) Strait. P C Van Gelder \ .1 J Smith
Jared,Davis 3 F Ziniinortnan,, , C.I. King .
N. D:—Plastor always on hay et the Mill:—
Price $6 per ton.' . - c - • 4.11tiv.:41, 1868.
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TO FAMIERS I
i„.: . .fi,' , fi , 4 .,:ii; :'‘t:;
BY JOHN O. SAM:.
A lady stands beside the silver lake;
"What," said the Mohawk, "yould'st thou have
do?"'me ' ' ' •
"AevsmS the water, Sir, be pleased tsi take
Me awl inv'ebildteti m thy bark dnitio6.."
"Alt !" said the chief,,"thOu'linowestnof, T think;
The legend of tho lakeLLhast never heard
That in its wave the stoutest boat will sink,
It any passengers speak,but a word
"Full well we know the Indian's strange LelieV
•Tho laily,answereti, with a civil smile ,
"lint takii as "e'er.i.ho Wittet:, mighty chief;
In sigid'silenee we witi sit the while."
Thos - they code - irked, bet ere the litlle boat
Was half aer9SBthe lake, thowoptan, gave
ue tongeelts wooled siilaY!=hut ail' they float;
Andtpersit in rarely o'er the utmost wave ! •
Safe on lhcshoro, the warriot . lookett amazed,
Deepito tho slote -, ealtbnevs of his men ;
No wonder lie spoke, but long the Indian gazed
In moody vilenoe in the woman's face.
"What think you now?" the lady gaily said ;
"Safely to land your frail eanoo is brought.!
No hal 111 you see has touched a single head;
o superstition cNer.pontes to naught."
• 11'111 f
'awl: midi! opr a c • shows
That (lod is .1116r6ifui toti.dd and Aung ; ,
Thanks to the Great Spirit!—well ho knows
, The pale-faced woman cannot hold her tot)gue!"
A OITAXER' DETECTIVE
\Ve. were five passengers
.111. ; ,two
ladies on the back seat, a middle-aged
gentleman and a Qua Her on thembldle
and myself on the one in front.
The two- ladies might have been
mother and daughter, aunt and niece,
governess and charge, or might have
sustained any other relationship which
Made it proper. ftir ladies to travel
The iddle-aged gentleman was
sprightly and talkatiVe. Ile soon struck
up anacquaintance with the ladies,
towards whom, in his zeal to do, he.
rather Offir did, the agreeable—bowing
and smiling and chattering over his
shoulder in a way painfully suggestive,
at his time of life, of.a "crick" in the
neek. Ile was eyitlently a gray to
The quaker were the unif9rni of his
•ect, and confined his speech, 84 many
t parliamentarian woulthsave his credit
iy (ming to simple "yeaq" and "nays."
As lor myself, I make it an invariable
tile of the reail to he merely a looker-on
Towards evening, I was arptwd from
one'of those yeve'th.l.a,lik to which a young
withont h ling either a poet or
will sometimes fall, by the abrupt,
query from the ft:lli:a:ye gentleman :
Are you armed, sir ?'"
I ant 11(4, 1 answered, aqonitiled,
no doubt vbdhly, at the question.
`1 ant soryy,to bear replied,;
`for berme rehebing; our "next topping
,will sevei'al ‘,PenEfili in t r he
I igh t;tl od - we . d LT.!' n portloli
of the road on which more than one
robbery is report ad to have beets
'FI , ladies turned pale, but the stran
ger 'lid his best to reassure them.
'Not that I think there is the slight
(q-t, danger at piei-ent," he resumed ;
'Only When one is re,:ponsible for the
safely of Indies, you know, such a thing
as a ph-tol iu ieneli r w'.outd materially
;add to one's con.ll3.lenoe.'''
', 4 l'ortk: principles, fits frientl,?;'
dressing the quaker, "1 Presume al '
nitwit opposed to carrying as to using
"Yea," was the response;
"Have the villians murdered any of
their vietims.'?" the elder lady nervous
"Or have they eon ten led themselves
011— w lilt—plundering them ?"—add
ed the younger, in a timorous voice.
"neeidedlY the latter," the amiable
gentleman hastened to give assurance;
"and as we are none of us prepared to
Idler tesistaure in ease of attack, noth
ing worse (bait rokbery eau possibly be
Then; after blaming his thoughtless
'ness in having unnecessarily introduced
a disagreeable sulkject, the gentleman
quite excelled himself in ellikrts to raise
the spirits of coinpany, and bad suc
ceeded so well by the time night set in,
that all had quite forgotten, or only re
nu their fears to laugh at them.
Our gehial companion fairly talked
himself hoarse. Perceiving which, lie
took Irma his pocket a package of a
newly-invented 'Cough Como' a nd,
after passing it, first to the ladies, he
helped himself to the balance, and
tossed the paper Out of the wi n dow.
W j ni'All:. nildSt of a high encom
funi on' the new nostrunr, more than
hell the .ellicacy of which he insisted,
depended on its tieing taken by suction,
when a shrill whistle wasiteard, and
almost immediately the coach stopped,
\chile two faces, hideously blacked, lire
settled themselves, one to each windOW.
'lorry to trouble you,' said the Man
on the right, acknowledging with a bow
two lady-like screams from the back
seat; 'but 'husinesS is business,' and
ours will soon be over, if things go
'pi' course, gentlemen, you will spare,
as far as may be consistent, with your
disagreeable duly the feelings of these
ladies,' appealed the polite passenger,
in his blandest manner.
L'eqrtitinly,i,theyNitill he first at
tendeil not . be required to
leave their places, or submit to a search,
unless their conduct renders it necessa-
. . ,
'And upW, centithicd the,rob
her, the barrel of his pistol glittering in
the light of the coach-lamf), 'be so good
as to pass - out - 34u'. purses, :watches, and
such Odle' trittVetsas may be accessible
w i Muni i, :too much , trouble.)
The . lath& came down handsomely,
and were no further molested. _ •
One by one the rest of us were coin=
belled to get out, the middle-aged gen
tietnan's turn coming first. He sub
mitted w ith a w npipg grace, and was
robt,pd Jikci a very Chesterfield.
fly own affair, like the sum I lost, is
scarcely worth mentioning. The Qua,
dedci v r Pocket,-b:OP. I C and
leer's turn came next. lie quietly hatt
and When risked if lic''had any other
valuables, paid 'Nay.' watch,
A tinaker's word is good even among
thieves; so, after 'a liastY 4 good-flight,
1144-' l ' llirnst his pietol in his pock
et, and With his two companions, one
of WhAill had held the reins of- the•lett
ders' was about taking his departure.
'-Stop?' exclaimed the quaker, in a
tone more of command than request.
' What for?' returned the other,
in evident surprise.
Fot , at least two good reasons,' •was
the reply, emphasized with a couple of
DerringerB`eneked and - presented. ' •
' HOW' shouted the robber.
Stop the Quaker again exclaimed.
`And if ono' Of thy, companions
advanceS a step to tby relief, the spirit
will surely move me to blow thy brains
• * atiozz ; 4=1,2'1' EX913.6 - azahit • • lime' the , s sig.txturain.g. 4=42 Viirtissele=oxia.”
EY JUDE[ CLtIU
iv.tia:ii . 6to; i)A.:-'§irt;
The robber lat =tlierepiposltb Whidow,
and .the one at the; leader's • heads,
thought it a good time to leave. •
'Now 'get in," friend;' said t i tle. Qua
ker, still covering his man, _'and :take
the middle seat- but • first deliver u
• : '
The other heSitated.
c Thee had not better delay ; I fee the
spirit beginning to:thoVelny royp
, The robber did as he was • ireeted,
and the Quaker took hisAilti 'by his
side, giving the sew-comer le middle
of the seat.
:The driver, who was 1
out of his wits, now, set
rap id! Late,' frh,q YelY
rpcoverecr viii acity
,'illy facetious on the
You're a rum Qu
ybu don't quake w
I'm not a `Sh
that thee then '.•
VOf the 'IIi tory,' or rather of the
0/cl,,Flieltory' stripe, lishould say,' - ire.,
tOr ted • the. lively man but The, , Q,uakeii
relapsing into his usual 'monosyllables,
the conversation flagged.
•Time spesb_andispoupr. than 't%Te ex
pected, Wei Coach stopfied. 1 -where we
were to have supper and a change of
herses. 'We had deferrell a„redi4rlint-,
tion'efetir 'eflUctS`till - we Slnitild reach
this place, as the ditudight of tire'coach
lamp would have tdered the 'process
see What di ffi cult' efore.
It way" now necessary, however,Ahet
it snoUl be'attended to 'at onbe,' - as enr
,invial companion had previously an
nounced his intention.oppaying, us at'
this point. 'Ho ,Propesed a postpone-
Meat till afterstiPPer, which he otferCtl
to go and order.
Nay,' urged the Quaker, with an
approach to abruptness, and laying hiso
luind 'on the other's aria,"', ;business be
fore pleasure,' and for business there is
no time like the present.'
Will theehe good enough to search
the prisoner':' he said to me, still keep
iwg his hand, in a friendly way; on the
passenger's ann. - • ' •
1 did so,' but not•one of the stolen • ar
ticles could be found ,!
'He must have. gotten rid of them in
the conch',' the gay 'gentlernan :suggiig
ted, and immediately offered to go and
search. • •
Stop ! thundered the ()inter, tight.
ening his grasp.
The man turned pale, and
to release his arlu. In an instant one
of the Derringers was leveled at his
heart. ..;s. : L-„; —• '•'!
`Stir a, hand or a foot, and you're a
The quaker must have been awfully
excited .9Q completely to forget both, the
language and the principles of-his per
'Placing the other'pistol in •my 'hall],
with directions to fire on the first of the
two' Men that 'made a suspicions MoVe
ment,,he went' to , work, on Lothario,
from whose pue,kei4 in less Min' thart,it
takes to tell it, , he produced eve •y item,
a the missing property, to t o litter,
of the two ladies, 1 ho .had
begun, in unmeasured terms, t. l'emon
sttate against the shameful tr atinent
the gentleman was receiving. ' •
Tlic Q,uaker, I need scarcely add', was
no Quaker at till, but a shrewd detect.:
ivy; who had been set on the track of a
band of desperadoes, of whom our mid
died aged friend,who didn't look near
so middle-aged when his Wit , ' was OW--
was tne ewer. *.t - rte rouncry mixt -occ
adroitly planned. The leader of the
gang had taken passage in the coach,
anti after learning, as he supposed, our
defenceless conditio:i, had given the
signal to his companions by throwing
out the scrap of paper already men
tioned. After the unexpected capture
of the first robber, it was attempted to
save the booty by secretly passing it to
the accomplice, still believed to be un
suspected, who counted on being able
to make off With it at the next stop
The result was that both, for a season,
'did the State some service."
A Boy Letter:
1 hilosphers tell us that it is impos
sib e to obtain a true idea of any object
flu ess \v( can see it in all its phases,
and front every side. Even the rural
felioity,of the 4dirondacks cannot be
fully understood or appreciated unless
seen from the Position of more than one
observer ; and the only way to get at a
genuine expression of opinion is to read
a couple of the' letters now lying wait
ing for the mail. First' conies a large
and rather dirty loo : king envelope, di
rected in a sprawling boyish hand, and
furthuniaore adorned by two blots and
a big smear, the latter evidently effect
ed by the impatient little linger of the
writer. It reads thus; .
DEAIc ;EMMY - :—!ask your mother to
bring you right up her ,right Off. It's
gaY. There's fishing here, and plenty
of worms to catch 'em - with. You stick
the hook in 'em, and they wiggle bully.,
Fishing's funnier whenlyou don't catch
the hook in the seat of your pantaloons,
so'te you Can't sit down and can't fish
all the way home.' I did that the other
day, and Mr. jenkyhs, cousin Laura's
beau, asked me if 1 was a sole or a heel.
SUppose he thought he 'Was_ going to
be funny, but Ididn't see it.- Bime-by,:
I see him cut a little pieco'out of cousin-
Laura's hair, where her hook caught,
and kiss it like a great baby, and put it
in his,pocket. So I told on 'em at tea,
and ;(e'Verybody else laft. They have
COWS here, and I go to sec them milked.'
Thekdon't pump it out with their tails, -
like you and I thought, they did, but
they-squeeze it out of a)bag_that comes
On purpose, I suppose. 1 milked the
other:-night., It was very hard to
squeoo, and it would not go into the'
pail.r.-13ome of it went into my eyes,
andble rest of it up my sleeve. I don't.:
like }Milking. 1 don't like turkeycocks
noitlief. They ruffle themselves up big
and 4 .01 x at you. They arc a pherocious
bird,lynd disagreeable to live with.—
Chickens are nicer. We eat 'on. They
put them tinder a barn at night, and
Bill and I kill them in the morning.
We :have bully fun wringing their
neckr" , You'd better come hero right
off, and bring a'shet-gun, for there are
bearOiere, any way we stiW a fox, and,
some'_caridy, beeos we Can't get any
here; - and' some bows and" arrows and
things: jerbaps we can shoot a deer.
I think Mr. Jenkyns is a blanie fool.
He made believe find a deer's tract the
otherllay, and when 1 looked at it, it
was lifothing but the marks of cousin
Laura's boot. Ido not see what make&
men):o soupy about girls. We won't'
will, i ):,vc ? - I'd he ashamed. I'm going
to, nde old Sam to-morrow. He's a
horse. You ride him bareback and it's
very hard to stick on, he feels so
squirny. Give my love to all the boys,
and tell them Pm having a bully time,
onlytt4mte old Jenkyns. No more at
pres9q from, Yours truly,
Oh, where do you get the red for
youit, - Oheeks?" said a pale, wan young
ladyflo a bright laughing minx. .
Where the' roses get their's, in the
air anasunlight," Was the reply. •
We heard the other day of a gentle
man who "died. without a • will."—
"Died without a will," forsooth ! Who
ever heard of a person.who died." with
0 will •
ghtened - half
'forward at. a
elit,t 4OFYl' 4 9l /
ITeas spec -
leer, jou aro. Why,
Jab a cent.'
ging Quakey,' iF that's
MBER 15, 1869.
Fr In Diel;eno All the ,
During the summer of the most disaa
trans and doubtful year of the • late
American war, the colonel of a, NOW
Hampshire regiment lay for some weeks
extremely ill of camp fever, nearilamp
'ton Roads, in Virginia. Hearrngof his
critical condition,his wife left her
Northern, home, and after much ,his
made her way to his . bedsitle.
Her cheerful presence'and careful nurs
ing.so far restored him that ho-was in a
short time' able to be transferred to
'Washington. . .
In the Potomac river the steamer in
which the, invalid . °nicer, Col. 'Scott,
and his family had taken passage, was
stink in a Collision with a large vessel,
in the night time. The' creNV an d near.4'
ly all the soldiers,on board wornreseued
or saved themselves; but amid the
tilde cell:fusion of the scene, colonel
Scott beetime separated 'from' his wife,
,and she was lost. ..The: Colonel was
inicked up .iu ; the water by, the crow - of
the larger steamer, and under his di
rection every effort was made to discov
er his wife, or rather her body, 'for all
hope of finding her alive was soon aban
doned. The sad search was fruitless;
*as resumed 'in' the 'morning, the
people along the shore, humane Con
federates, lending their aid. But.the
gray, sullen river refused" to give up its
.delid, and the young oilicer;half frau
' tie with grief, was compelled , 'to. go on
to Washingtion. 'Within a week, how
ever, he received word that the body
' had &cell washed onshore ; that those
good-con utry people, generous' foes, had
secured it, cared for it, anti were keep
ing it for hint.
I fliappened that just at that time im
perative orders were issued from the
War Department 'prohibiting all inter
course with the peninsula—a necessary
precaution' against the premature dis
*swept* important Military plans.—
Scr it was-with some misgivings that
Colonel Scott applied to I Mr. Secretary
Stantonfor leave to return to Virginia,
on his melancholy dirty. '
Impossible, Colonel,' replied Mr.
Stanton ; no one eau have leave to go
down the river, at this time, on any
private mission Whatever. Our present
exigencies demand the most stringent
regulations, and I hope I need not say
.to you that no merely personal consid
eration should be allowed to interfere
with the national interests. Your case
ii a, sad one, but this is a critical, per
ilous, cruel time. ' The dead must bury
the dead. , "
The Colonel would have entreated,
but the busy secretary cut him short
with another impossible,' from which
there was absolutely ne appeal. lie
went forth from the presence, and re
turned to his hotel quite overwhelmed.
, Fortunately, ho rtts that afternoon
',visited by a friend, • to whom he told the
story of his, unsuccessful application
nil sad iieridexitY,'and who imtriedi
ately exclaimed, ' Why not apply to the
President , ,
The colonel had but little hope, but
aelthowledging that the plan was worth
trying, drove to the White House.
• They were too late. It was Saturday
evening, and Mr. Lincoln had gone to
spend Sunday at Soldiers' Rest, his
.summer retreat. This was but a few
miles from town, and the Colonel's in
domitable,.friend• proposed that they
should 414Losy jtiAn4q p and they nrizta
all the wronged', the troubled, and suf
fering coulefind.a refuge in ' Father
Abraham's capacious bosom ;' belief
that was not far out of the way. Yet
there were Limes when overburdened,
wearied, tortured, the patriarch longed
to clear that asylum or his forlorn in
mates, to bolt and bar and double-lock
IL against the world; times when life
became too hard and perplexing for his
genial, honest nature "too serious and
tragic and rascally a thing by half.
It happened, unluckilY, that the poor
Colonel and his friend found the Presi-
dent in one of his most despondent and
disgusted moods. lie was in his little
private parlor, alone in the gloaming.
He was lounging loosely in a large
rocking , chair, jutting over it in all di
rections. His slippered feet were ex
alted, his rough head was thrown back,
his long throat bare—he was in hisshirt
"sleeves. Yes, dear, fastidious English
reader, it was genuine Yankee abandon
—make the most of it.
Ile turned upwi his visitors with a
look of almost savage inquiry. There,
was, indeed, in his:usual pleasant eyes
a wild, angry gleam—a something like
the glare of a worried animal at bay. •
Colonel Scott proceeded very modest
ly to tell his story ;, but the President
interrupted him, to say brusquely,
to Stanton ; this is his business.'
I have been to him, Mr. President,
and he will do nothing for me.'
You have been to him and got your
answer, and still presume to come to
me !. Am I to have no rent? no priva
cy? Must Ihe dogged to my last fast
nces, and worried to death by inches?
Mr. Stanton has done just right. He
knows what he is about. Your de
mands are unreasonable, sir.'
• 'But, Mr. Lincoln, I thought you
would feel Tor me.' i•
Feel for you! Good God ! I have
o feel for•five hundred thousand more
,unfortunate, than you. We are at war,
sir; don't you know we are at war?—
Sorrow is thelot of all ; bear your share
like a man and a soldier.'
I try to, Mr. President, but it seems
hard. My devoted wife lost her life
from coining to nurse me in my sick
ness, and I cannot even take hor body
home to my children.'
Well,she ought not, to have coined own
'to the army. i-3he could have stayed at
home. That is the place for women.—
"But it' they will . go tearing about the.
country, in such times as these, and
xusliing into all sorts of danger, they
Must take the conbequences N ot but
that I am sorry for you, Colonel. As
,for your wife, she's u 4 rest, and I wish
\ re re.'
-. Saying this, the I"resident leaned
`;back wearily in his ehair, and closed
his eyes, not noticing, except by a slight
wave of the hand, the departure of his
I am not ashamed to confess that my
" - hero tossed restlesSly that nightupon
pillow wet with many tears ; that he
was desperate and,resentful,:utterly Mt
resigned to the deeree of Ptovidence
and the War Department; and that he
thought Abraham Lincoln as hard as
he was ugly, :Did as.inianiin as he was
Toward morning he fell asleep, and
slept late. Before. he was fully dressed
there came a quick knock at the door of
..his chamber, and he opened it to Presi-
I dent Li ncoln , ' . . ,
The good' Man Caine' forward, pale
and eager, tears glistening in his eyes,
'and grasped the Colonel'shand, saying,
- 1 I treated •you brutally last night.- I
. ask your Pardon. I was utterly tired
'nt, badgered to death. ' I•generally be
eome about as savage as a wild cat by
Saturday night, ' drained dry of the
milk of, human kindness,' I must
have se6med to you the very gorilla the
rebelS paint Me., I Was sorry enough
for it when you was gone. Leonid not
glee') a moment last night, so,I thought
• I would drive into town in the cool of
the morning, and make it all right.—
,Fortunately had little difficulty in
This is' very good of you, Mr. Pres
dent,' said the colonel, deeply moved.
No, it isn't; but that was very bad
of me, last nighL I never should have
forgiven myself if I had left that piece
of ugly work stand. That was a noble
wife of yours, Colonel. You were a
happy man to have such a noble-woman
to love you ; 'and you must be a good
fellow, or such a woman would never
have risked so much for you. Anil
what grand women there aro in these
times, colonel l• What angels of devo
tion and mercy, and how brave and
plucky !—going everywhere at the call
of duty, facing every danger! I tell
you, if it were not for the women, we
should all go to the • devil, and should
deserve to. They are the salvation of
the nation. Now, come, Colonel ; my
carriage is at the door. I'll drive you
to, the War Department,‘and we'll see
Stanton about this.matfer.'
• Even 'at that early hour, they found
the Secretary at his post. The President
,pleaded 'the case of Colonel Scott, and
hot only requested that leave of -ab
sence should bo given him, but that
steamer should be geut down the river
expressly to bring up the body of his
wife. ' Humanity, Mr. Stanton,' said
the President, his homely face trans-
figured with the glow of earnest, tender
feeling, humanity should overrule
considerations of policy, and even mil
itary necessity, in matters like this.'
The Secretary was touched, and -he
said 'something of his regret at net hav
ing felt himself at liberty to grant Col.
Scott's request in the first place.
' No, no, Mr. Stanton,' said the Pres
ident; ',you did right in adhering to
your own rules ; you are the right man
tot this place. "Jr we had such a soft
hearted old fool us I here, there would
he no rules or regulations•that the army
of the country Qeuld depend upon.—
But this is a peculiar case. Only' think
of that poor woman !'
Of course the ' impossible' was ac
To the surprise of the Colonel, the
President insisted on driving him to
the navy yard, to see
,that the Secre
tary's order was carried out initnedi
ately ; seeming to have a nervods fear
that some obstacle might be thrown in
the way of the pious expedition. He
wailed at the hunting till all was ready,
thin charged the officers of the steamer
to give every assistance and ,attention
to his friend, Colonel Seolt.l' With
hirn he shook hands warmly at patting,
saying, (lod bless you, my dear fellow.
I hope you will have no trouble in this
sad atrair—and Colonel, try and forget
Away lip in the New Hampshire
church-yard there is a certain grave
carefully winched and tended by love.
But every A pill time the violets on that
mound speak not alone of the woman
ly sweeties s' and devotion of her who
sleeps beloe,;—they are tender and tear
ful with the memory of the murdered
M. Quad's New School Reader.
Ever since being called upon to pay
my school tax, 1 have turned my atten
tion to educational aflairs. Perhaps the
render has ohserved thi's fact. But Ido
not desire to praise myself; actions
speak louder than words,
nitro-glycerine actions. looking over
the school. hooks cif the present day,
more particularly the readers, I find
that they are far Blithe rear of modern
exolcti - sions•
arises front the t mac too compi a
tion and originatitm have been left
wholly to old fogies, who desire that
young America shill' persist in follow
ing the same paths as when the child
was taught to spelleat with a k. I have
endeavored to remedy this evil by orig
inating a new reader. 1 think it will
suit. I think it is the best hook I ever
saw, Nyhieh is saying a good deal for
me, or my saying a good deal. In order
that coninion superintendents of eoim
try schotils may get an insight into the
merits of my reader, I hereby present a
few choice extracts, explaining, --how
ever, that they do not commeneeiwith
the lessons nearest the middle of the
book. 1 have culled .at random from
the first few pages.
The horse is on his nest. He is a line
horse. Can- he make his mile in two
Minutes': Some horses have the
scratches. So do some boys.
The goose is on her roost. She N a
fine quadruped, and has a tender tenor
voice. Can the ,gonse fly far? No;
neither the goose nor the rliiiateeros can
•• Here is a man. He is a fireman. He
belongs to number lu. ' you are a
good boy ' you will some day be an an
gel' like that fireman. It is a danger-
CMS thing to be a fireman. They some
times get their heads broken.
Here if; the gas-work's. It is a high
building. All our COngressmen arc
horn here. 1)o Congressmen ever steal
You may he sine that they do!
Do you see that small boy? Ile is a
good boy, slid supports his mother , by
selling • newspapers. His father don't
have to work any more note.
Here is a picture„of a yomig widow.
See how " sad " she lookfi. Her hus
band could not pay her dry goods bill,
and so he—died. Do you think she
will get another man? She will try
Here is the sea-side. You see that
"swell" there drinking spring water?
What is he here for? For his health.
Will he get it ? Yes ; if his father's
money holds out and she don't get en
gaged first to that fellow with the paste
Do you see this colored man ? See
how fast tie runs! - He is 's running"
for an office. He was a poor boy once,
and worked for his clothes and vituals.
Now he don't.
This is apieture of 'Horace Greeley.
What is he doing? He is mailing
strawberry .plants to his subscriber:4.
-They are fine plants and yield a bushel
a plant. This is his " political econ
Here is a fine likeness of Colfax'. See
how lie smiles ! lle is looking at the
T'hi's is a scene in Te'nnessee. That
man there, weeping, is Stokes. Why
does he weep? Has he much money ;
Nu; he can't see a sent-er. Poor man!
He will doubtless find some one in
Washington who will sympathize with
What is that man doing there ? He
is counting over government. green
backs ; he is a public official. See how
fast he counts! Those one-dollar, bills
on 'the left-hand side are the money he
is to return to -the - government; those
$lO bills on the right-are the Money he
is going to put into his pocket. It is a
good thing to be a public official-1 Now
you're talking I
Hero is the face of the reporter. See
- how joyful he looks. He has just heard
that a man has cut his own throat, and
he is going for the item: Should you
like' to be a reporter, and get licked on
dark nights, and see dead personFi, and
climh'up four pair of stairs ?—Detroit
If you call upon an acquaintance and
hear him, at the lop of the stairs, di
recting Betty to.tell you he is out, nev
er conclude lie is stating that which is
true; for you have assuredly found him
A young man without money is like
a steamboat without fuel; he' can't go
ahead. Amon the ladles he is like the
moon on a cloudy night—he can't shine.
A Journey to the Iron and Copper
Mines of Lake Superior. •
Cot revonilonco ofi the Agitator
One pleasant afternoon in June, when
the sun was slowly sinking down, the
occidental skies-s-whose great banks sof
clouds, with their amber ,and gold,
seemed to inform the heart of the beau- -
tiful world which lies beyond—:we'
bade farewell to the busy thoroughfare
of Chicago, and proceeded on our jour
ney northward. My companions were
the senior class of the Chicago Univer
sity. A few miles from the city we
passed over an okb coast line, where
Lake Michigan dashed in long lines
of foam whQ.ll its waters stood at a high
er level than at present—mayhap, five
hundred centuries ago. We reached
Fort Howard, on Green Bay, early the
next morning, and went on board the
steamer Saginaw. I know not what
circumstance gave to Green Bay its
name ; but-it certainly deserves it from
the beautiful forests which clothe its
shores in eternal green ; and as our
,gracefutsteamer plowed the foamy bil
lows, " like a thing of life," the scene
ry on either hand was ever changing, ,
and the 1.10 miles which wo travelled
on Green Bay forms a reminiscence not
soon to he forgotten.. c We reached the
village of Escanaba in the afternoon,
where we procured twO boats and rowed
across the bay, a distatiee of six miles,
to a high escarpment of rocks. These
rocks proved to he a portion of the
Hudson River Group of the Silurian
System ; and in their imperishable
fools we saw millions of forms locked
uV in the dead and stony sleep of Ages,
which " lived, moved,' and had their
being" in that remote epoch.
The next morning we took the train
for Lithe Superior. The country along
this route, for twenty or thirty miles, is
very low and swampy, and contains
dense thickets of balsam, larch, pine
and hemlock ; but beyond this point
the country is drier, and the soil be
comes a pure sand, upon which scarcely
any vegetation subsists except a few
stunted pines, huckleberry bushes, and
a peculiar kind of latirel. Beyond this
sandy plain we came to a low range of
mountains, which tired ,my soul with
strange emotions, for I had not seen
such lofty hills since a year ago, when
I left. the pine-clad mountains of Penn
sy I vania—that Switzerland of America.
Nestled down among these hills, and
surrounded with somber forests, is a
beautiful lake about two miles wide.—
Here one of our passengers-Lan old
trapper—sot on* with his gun and birch
eaIINV. lie was going to hunt the fleet
footed deer, and the last we saw of him
he Waq " paddling his il'own canoes'
across the lake. Ai; the iroceeded. on
our way, .ts e saw immense boulders of
granite, weighing many t tousand tons,
and it was evident to the observer that
we were fast approaching the great
fountain-head of the boulders of gla
cial times. Presently we arrived• a t
Ne.vmnee— tit e ; ) centre of rho fatuous
moil mines of Lake Superior. .A de
,eription of the:,e. mines would be too
lengthy for such an article as this, and
I will only say that the iron exists in
almost incredible quantities, and can
never he 'exhausted in all the ages yet
to come. In the foinnation of these
iron mountains there is evidence of
(belign, on the part of an all-wise Crea
tor, who, long millions of years ago,
caused te Ito stored here such vastquanti
ties of f fus—tlio most userut.ot
eralb—lor the coniPirt and benefit ,of
From the iron mines we went to
Marquette by rail, anti there I took the
steamer "City' of Toledo" for the cop
per mines at tiotigiV.on. We rode all
night on Lake Superior, and the next
morning coundi onrselvcs lost in a
dense fog% The captain was on deck
sounding. the water, 'which soon be
came so shallow that we were obliged
to stop. On looking back we saw twd
Indians coming in a birch canoe, who
were also lost, but we could not induce
theku to come on - board. After awhile
we huceeeded in entering Portage Lake,
and when we had sailed up that nar
row sheet of water about thirty miles,
we arrived at' i Houghton, a thriving
town in the copper regions. 'We first
visited a mine On the -west side of the
bay, and then_e'rt,lssed to the other side
to see the crushihg: mills, after which
we went up an inclined 'plane about a,
thousand feet high, i at the top of which
the t-hiperintentlent made its the recipi
ents of on excellent dinner. In the af
ternoon We ileseendeil one of the mines
to a depth of nearly one thousand feet.
Our emotions were such as are genel'-
experienced by persons visiting a
mine. We saw nnmense masses Or
copper, which were evidently injected
from below while in a melted condi
tion. The copper- is associated with
igneous rocks, such as trap, epidote,
spar and amygdatoid. When we had
returned again to the upper world, we
procured sonic magnificent specimens
of native copper, and then bade adieu
to Lake Superior, with the old granite
mountains, which have witnessed the
storms and heard the thunder of ten
thousand centuries. •
A shabby-genteel young man entered
a tradesman's store the other day, with
his hands crammed in both pockets, as
if they were Hush with the rhino. " - Mr.
J---," said lie, " I believe I ,am in
debted to you sixty-two and a half cts.
cash, borrowed soinewher about a year
ago." " Yes,'Sir," repli q.l the trades
man, smacking his lips and holding
out his hand tol receive tlle ready 'cash.
' I am glad you have co ie, for I had
almost forgotten it myself "Oh! I trili
er forget these things,' said the fellow;
"I like to have all things square ; so
I want you to lend me thirty-seven and
a hall cents more, which will make
A servant girl in Altoona recently
tried whisky to kill rats. She •sweet
ened it with sugar, soaked bread in it,l
and then left the bread in the cellar•
where rats "most do congregate." She
had been up stairs but half an hour
when she heard laughing, singing, and
a geueral hullaballoo down stairs, She
accordingly went down to see what was
the matter. Imagine her astonishment
to find about a dozen rats gloriously
fuddled, engaged in- throwing potato
parings at each other, and hauling one
another up to drink. You are not com
pelled to believe this story.
A worldling was once visited, in his
illness, by a well-ineaning but, dolorous
cleigyinan, Who disfigured his counte
nance and wore a face of fierPetutil
mourning. As his sad v isagu PP eared
in the doorway,the 6iel; own started up
and extdainied ; Why the•rnat:
ter? You look Its if s our reogioh
agree with you.'
A r ow d a ys since, in a Boston eating
hous e a ma►► discovered a cockroach in
his pudding,. He turned. the insect
over and over, examined it closely, - and
finally remarked to a person wfip was
sitting near him : That ain't right. I,
don't like it; and• if I find another I
won't eat the pudding.'
" What matte you marry that old Wo
man ';'" said a mother to her SOH! You
NVCM always telling• me to choose a wife
like my mother," was the dutiful reply.
with* now a vario, spot:new t of • •
and are prepared to execute neatly and promptly
POSTERS, HANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, BILL.
HEADS, CARDS, PAMPHLETS, &0., to.
Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, and faun assortment
of Constables' and Jtratices' Blanks on hand.
Peoploliving at a dintanee can dependon hav
ing-their work done promptly and . sent back in
iklie following adventure happened
in JI ath in the year 179,—and the lady
wh marrated it to the writer was (in
the e days) a young girl staying in the
house. It was in the palmy days of
Bah, when the now fallen city rivalled
London in brilliancy, and
and when all the rich, the gay, and the
high-born of England r congregated there
in the season and graced the balls and
assemblies. Mrs. It—, once the belle
of the court of George 111., but at this
period gradually retiring from general
society, possessed one of the 'large - St of
the old houses, and gave it in entertain
ments which were the most popular of
the day. She was celebrated, for three
her beauty—was of the days ,gone by,)
these things being her fascination, her
benevolence, and—a set of the most
beautiful and• matchless amethysts.
Her house contained tapestried cham
bers. The walls of the ono in which
she slept were hung around with de
signs frOra heathen mythology, and the
finest piece in the room was that which
hung over her dressing table. It repre
sented Phoebus driving in the chariot of
the sun. The figures and horses being
life size, it filled up the whole space
between the two windows, and the
horses concealed behind the old-fash
ioned •Venetian looking-glass while
Phoebus himself, six feet high, looked
down by day and by night at his mis
tress at her toilette.
One evening Mrs. It.-- had an unu
sually large party at home. She wore
all her amethysts. On retiring to her
room, about four o'clock in the morn
ing, she took off her jewels, laid them
on the table and dismissing the weary
maid, intended to put them away her
self, but before doing so, knelt down, as
.usual, to her prayers. White engaged
'in her devotions it was a }habit with
her to look upward, as the face of
Phoebus was generally her point of
sight, as it were, and the'tobject on
which her eyes most easily re6ted. On
this particular night, as Usual, she
raised her eyes to Phoebus.' What does
she see? has he filled those dull silk
eyes with vital fire? Or is she dreaming?
No. Possessed naturally with wonder
ful courage and calmness, she continued
to move her lips as if in silent prayer,
and never withdrew her gaze ,
_ and still
the eyes looked down upon hers. The
light of her candles shone'distinctly on
living orbs, and her good keen sight
enabled her, after a cleverly" managed.
scrutiny, to see that the tapestrpeyes
of Phoebus had been cutout, and that,
with.ber door locked and every servant
in bed in their distant apartments, and
all her jewels spread out before her, she
was not alone iu her room. She silent-
ly concluded her prayer with• her face
sunk. down in her hands.
prayers must• have been. She knew
there was some one behind the tapestry ;
she knew that' bells and screams were
equally useless, and she lay down in her
lied as usual and waited for • the issue,
her only omission being that she did
not put her jewelry away. "They may
save my life,' she said to herself, as she
closed her eyes. The clock struck five
before a sound was heard, and the mo
ment arrived: She heard a rustle, a
descent from behind the tapestry, and
a man stood at her-dressing table. He
took ofl'his coat, and one by one se
cured the jewels beneath his waistcoat.
What would be his next move? Would
it be to the bedside, or to the window ?
lie turned and approached the bedside,
but by that time she had seen enough
and again resigned herself to the Prov
idence she had just been craving. The
man was her own coachman. Appar
ently satisfied with a brief glance un
der his dark lantern that he had not
disturbed her, be quietly _unlocked the
door and left her. For two hours—they
musthaveseemed two days—she allowed
the house to remain unalarrued, her
only movement being to relocklhe door
which her living Phcebus had left ajar.
At seven in the morning she rang her
bell, and ordered the carriage round im
mediately after breakfast. All this was
according to her :usual Habits. On the
box was the man who had cost)l her a
night's rest, and most probably 411 her
jewelry. However, she drove o ; she
went straight to the house of a nigis
trate. `Seize my coachman,' sh said ;
'secure him and search him. I have
been robbed, and I hardly think he has
had Hine to disencumber himself of the
jewels' he has tal:en from me.? She
was obeyed, and she was right. The
amethysts were still about him, And he
gave himself up without a struggle.
JOB AND CARD TYPE
AND FAST PRESSES,
i '•-• LIVING TAPESTRY.
lingo (once for four, but the fourth—
We can well imagine what those
CONDITIONS OF IIEALTH.—The eon
litions of health are few but -impera-
1. Pure air.
2. Pure and nutritious food.
3. Proper exercise.
4. Undisturbed sleep.
' 6: Temperance in all things.
7. Pleasant and active mental, moral )
and social conditions.
S. Right bodily positions
—Herald - of Health
A raw Jonathan who had been gaz
ing at a garden in the_ vicinity of this
city, in which were several marble
statues, exclaimed : Just see vihat - a
waste! Here's no less than six scare
crows in this little ten-foot patch, and
any on 'em would keep crows from a
Kitty, where's the_ frying-pan ?H
' Johnny's got it carting mud and oys
ter shells up the alley, with the cat tbr
a horse." "Phe dear little fellow ! what
a genius he'll yet make ; but go and get
it. We're going to have company, and
must fry some fish for dinner.'
A few days since a German called at
the post-ollicfor a letter, hut did hot
have Englis, enough to make himself
understood, hereuyam a friend who
was with him said, • fle has not learn.,
ed many words yet—he oblY knovM
how to swear.' • ,
An English, p a per curtains this ad
vertisement: It Samuel Bibo will
call or write to Samuel Stern, Paradise
street, Liverpool, lie will hear of some
thing to his advantage. Ilk wife is no
Pompey,' said a gentleman to hie
servant, did not, knoW until to-day
that you. were whipped last week.'—
Didn't you, inassa?' replied Pompey.
know'd it jilt do same time it -oc
A wan in Manic applied fur two gal-*
Inns of rum for "mechanical purposes."
"For what mechanical purpose?" in T
(wired the agent. "For raising a barn,"
was the reply.
A lazy fellow once declared in a pub
lic company that he .could not find
bread for his family. Nor I,' replied
au industrious mechanic ; am obliged
to Work for it.'
Why is apolicy of insurance, fraud
ulently obtained from a respectably of
fice, not vitiated by the fraud? Because
' doing' a good office is unquestionably