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of the room, trlvliiir Nvn'v bc-
imth lir? shed lii lmlr so quickly
tlft in three! dnVs thno herhpnd was
ns bare rs n billiard Imll.
1118 PA 18 "NISHIATED."
'Say, nrc you n Mason, or a nod-
follow, or unyUiIng," nskctt tho biul
boy; of the grocery man, ns lie went
to tho cinnamon bug on the shelf nnd
todk'oubn long stick of ciiinnmou
bark" to chow.
"Why,' yes, of course I nm, biit
whnt sot you to thinking of that,"
naked tlio grooory ninn m he wont to
the desk and charged the boy's father
'iwlth a, half 'a pound of cinnamon.
, VclI,'nlo the goaW bunt when
$qu nlshiaton fresh candidate?"
' uNo, of course- not. The gonu
I arc cheap ones tliat have no life,
nnd woinuzzlo tlicm, anil put pillows
over their heads, so they can't hurt
nnybtfdy,"' says the groceiy man, as
he winked at .t brother Odd Fellow
whawaBoatodon n nugap barrel,
lqoking mysterious. uUut wliy do
''0, nuthin, only I wish mo and
my chum had muzzled our goat with
n pillow. Pa would have enjoyed his
'becoming a member of our lodge
better. 1011 sec, pa had bgcn telling
us how much good tiio Masons and
( Odd Fellers did, and said we ought
to try and grow up good so we could
Jtnc the lodges, when wo got big, and
I, asked pa if (it woidd dp any hurt for
us o have a play lodge in my room,
and purtend to nishiate, and pa said
it wouldn't do any hurt. Ho said it
would improve our minds, and learn
tts to bo men. So my chum and me
borricd a goat lliat lives in n livery
stable. Jay j did you know they keeji
a goat in a, livery stable so the horses
won't get sick? They get used to tho
pmcll the goat, and after that
nothing cau make them sick but a
glue factory. I w ish my girl boarded
in a lvory stable, then slio would get
, used to the smell. I went home with
her from church Sunday .night, nnd
tho smell of the goat on my clothes
made her sick to her slummick, and
bhe. acted just like an excursion on
tic lake, and said if I didn't go and
, bury myself nnd t,nkc the smell out
of 1110 she wouldu'tiicvcr go with mo
again. She was just in palo as a
ghost, and the perspiration on her lip
was just zif she had been hit by a
strcqt sprinkler. You sec my chum
and mc.liad .,to carry the goat up to
niy , room when pa and ma was, out
1 idmg, ail Iiq blamed sp wc had to
,tie a,liriudxcrchief around his nose,
audi hiq,fect made such a noise on
tho, floor tliat wc, put some baby's
socks on his feet. .Gosh, how frowy
a goat Hindis, don't it? I should
think you Masons must have strong
..stummjx, "yiiy don't you have a
skunk or a mule for a trade mark.
Take a mule, and annoint it with
. liinburgchccsc and you could initiate
1 nnd make a candidate smell just as
bad ns, with a gobb darn mildewed
goi, 'Well,. sir, my chum and mo
practiced with hat goat until he
icpuld bunt n picture of a goat every
1 time, Wc borricd a, buck beer sign
fiom a sa,loon,man, and hung if 011
thct back ,of a chair, and the goat
would hit, it every time.. That night
,pa wanted J know what wc were
doing up in my,4room, and I told, liijn
wo were playjng Jodgc, and improv
" ,ing pur minds, ,aiu, pa .said that was
..right,i;thero,wa3i nothing that did
,bpys 0$ ou.ngo half? ho much ,good
as ta.pmjtato men, and store by
, usefuf, nplhdgo, ,Thcii my chum
1 .ftsked pa if , ,ho didn't want, to ,comc
up .and-tnko the, grand bumper dc-
l giec, ,and pa lnffcd.and said ho didn't
on,rp jf he did just to encourage us
boys, ,u innpeout, pastime, that was
.So, improving to our, .jntcllex. "Wo
Lad shut, the goat up in a closet in
my (room, and he had got over blnt-i
,tiug; e,we fook off tho handkerchief,
nndiho was,eatlug some of my paper
1 collars, .and skate, jstraps. "Wc went
s up, .stairs,, iaod told pa to come upi
.pretty sooji audi give three distinct
japs, .and when we nskod, him who
comes -thoro he must say, ca pilgaric
who wants tojoin your ancient order
1 nnd jrldo.thc goat.'' Ma wanted to
come up. too, but wc told her if she
jcomc in at would break up tho lodge,
cause a wpmau couldn't keep a
.secret, and we didn't have any side
.saddle tor tho goatj Say, if you
,uevor tried it, the next time you
- initiate ft man in your Mason's lodge,
you sprinkle a littlo kyan pepper on
tho goat's beard just nforc you turn
him loose. You can get threo times
as much fun to tho square inch of
goat. You wouldn't think it was tho
.uamo goat. Well, wc got nil fixed
and pa rapped, and we let him in
nnd told liini lio must be blindfolded,
nnd he got oil his knees a lading,
find I tied a towel around his eyes,
jind thou I turned him around and
mado him get down on his hands also,
and then his back was right towards
the. closet .door, and I put the buck
beer, sign right against pa's clotlicp.
JIo wasiftilalllng all (lie time, and
rwfi" - -"
I . CHRISTMAS. 1
i MY ELBGANT STOQK OF GOODS 1
Bailable for the Scnon, Jjj
Aro Now Open and Roady for Inspection! &
' t.Kn!!T New Dkhhinr in &
I mm mm mm, 1
gj New Deigns In Solid Stirling Silver (Oorlinm) J5
J Wilcliej, In OdKI nnd Sljvcr-Scc my window., J-
ij ilo-dery ilnd FurnNlihig Good, 32
JpLadics'Bags.and.Satchels, Now Stylos
gj Qlovos, Ties, and Suapondors, in groat variety.
In'fnbl, ovciything willnlilc for. Young ami Old I
"Wiiat d' ye laofe ?
tg, . t
llimmcrM Cologne, Card
1?13UU&, i&o., In
y At unhenrd
j j aii iiiiuciiru
WHITBY JET JEWELRY.
tov nil titcjc ami many other articles suited for
Go to A. M. MELLIS?,
It A. W.. Richardson & Co.
lit . " ' ,v $
Arc now ollerlng sonic
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS ?
ever Imported jnlo this Kingdom. Amongst them arc
BB&A.W mm saas s&m
in the mo-t fnscionnhlc shnpew.
BTCIcrjB SKCHI'S-oja.ly a f&vr left. '
Fancy Neck Wear for every occasion. Andnnv""r- . ""
Invoice of Frenoh Gaiters which are just to hand.
Call and ptirehasc fqm
A. JV. ltI01IAKDSONf& Co., ,
Corner of Fort amfiirercliai
J: t, waterhouse;
.3jTo. lO iFOT
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-. , ' THE PINK8T STOCK OF'"" ' '-'4' ''
At the Fort Street Store,
Tho usual dioplay of TJsoful Goods, for all Boas'ons,
.will bo found atho other Stores.
ifaiiN, Feathfix, Flowcrn,
oi prices. , r w
101 Fort Street. t
of the finest qunlity of
: iit i. i,".4
vt i -r
made 'em, nntlwc tolil hinfit wn a
nflt wnfe 11
solemn occasion, and we .wouldn't
permit no lenity, and if lio didn't
isioji lulling wo couldn't give him
t!io grand bumper degree, 'i'hfcu
everything wa? rondyVniidjny cht?nif
lind his fiand on the closctlloor, nnd'
Homo kyan pepper in bin other hand,
nnd I nsked pa in low bass tones, if
he felt as though he wanted to turn
Hack, or if ho had Hcrvo enough to
go nhertd and' take the degree.
1 warned him thnt it was of full dan
ger, ns the gont was loaded for bear,
anil told him heyct had time to retrace
hi1 step1 if lie wanted to. Ho said
he wanted the whole hiznessf and wc
could grt ahead 'with the menagoiie.
Then 1 Haid to pa that if he had de
cide to go abend, and1 not blame us
for the consequences, to repeat after
tile the following: ,l Bring forth
the lloyal Bumper, nnd let him
Bump!" Pa repeated the words,
and my. .chum-aprinkled tho kyan
pepper on the goat's moustache, and
ho sneezed once nnd looked sassyt
nnd then he see the lager beer goat
raring up, and lie started for it, just
like a cow catcher, and blnttod. l'a
la real fat, biit he kucw he had got
hit, and he grmitcdj.andHnid, 'Hell's
11 re, whrttre 'you boys doin' ? and then
the goat gave hini nu-other degree,
nnd f ph" pulled off the towel nnd got
up and Started for the stairs, and so
did the goat, and ma was at the bot
tom of the stairs listening and when
X looked over the bannisters pa and
ma nnd the goqt were all in a heap,
and ,pa (was yelling murder, and ma
was sercaniinir fire.' and the tront wns
lbfntting,iand sneezing and bunting,
nnil'thc hired'cirl'camc fnto the hall
and the gont took after her and she,
"crosed herself just ns the coat.
struck her and said, 'Ilowly mothert
protect me!' and went down stairs
the wiry wc boys slide down hill,
with her hands on herself, nnd the
gont mred up and Matted, and pa
and ma :ent into their room and
shut tlRvdoor, andfyhen my chum
'muTino' 'open6d'lfo frdiit drfor nnd
drove the goat out. Tho minister,
who comes to sec ma every three
tunes a week, was just ringing the
bell and the goat thought lie wanted
to be nishintcd, too, and gave him
one, for luck, nnd then went down
the sidewalk, Matting and sneezjng,
and the minister came in the,' parlor
and said he was stablied, and then
pa came out of his room with his
suspenders hanging down, nnd he
didn't know the minister wnsltherc,
and lie said cuss words, and ma cried
and told pn he would go to hell sure,
and pn said he didn't care, he would
kill that kussid goat afore hevont,
nnd I told pa the minister was in the,
pallor,, and he and ma went down
and said the weather was propitious
for a revival, and it seemed as though
an outpouring of the spirit waslabout
to be vouchsafed to Ills people, and
none of them sot down but ma, causg
the goat didn't hit her, and whilii
they was talkin relidgin, with their
mouths, nndkussinthe goat inwardly,
my chum nnd mo adjourned the
lodge, and I went and stayed with
him all night, nnd I hain't been home
since. But I don't believe pn will lick
me, cause lie said he would not hold
us responsible for the consequences,
lie ordered the goat hisself,nnd we
filled the order, don't you see? Well,
J guess I will 'go nnd sneak in the
back way and find out from the hired
girl how the land lays. ,Shc won't
go back on me, cause the goat was
not loaded for hired girls. She just
happened to get iii nt the wrpng
time. (iood bye, sir. Beinember
nnd give your goat kyan pepper in
your lodge." ,
As tho boy wiilt nway, anq skip
ped over the back fence, tho grocery
man said to his brother old fellow,
" If that boy don't beat the' devil,
then I never saw one that didf Tho
old man ought tg.havc him scut to iu
lunatic asyhim."' v
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it ' pruippfc 4( Ocisnloa.
A lettor from Svducv, N.
dated .Scptoipbqr,Tth, says: ,'Sotno
years ago the Kow Bedford wjiq'.crs
who visited .thcSou'th 'Pacific jind
doubtless oiic or' two of them aro
still living-rfaund nn island nearly
midway betweou what wns then,
known Xew IloJJauii and Now'
Zealand. Iu climntc, in flora, and in
fauna it differed from both, and'
presents many of tho paradoxes
not uucommotiy at tho . antipodes.
Hearing tiiat tho government of
New South Wales liatl doefded thnt
itjvasth.9. bjjst .possih)o,poj5jtion, for
observing tho next transit of
Yciuib, your correspondent visited
tho plhco Irst imnth. Ncnrly
nn hour before tho govern
ment officials put iu an appearance
our vpsscl was boardod by a whale
boat's crew, steered over tho reef by
an ancient mariner, whoso dialect
was so familinr thnt I nt onco miked
him whnt part of the states ho
hailed from. ''Now Bedford, sir,"
was tljo response. "How long havo
ihirinir a sUiv of Eei
...!.. . t . w
wnai is tuo.noarest nnn
jiresjunan's idea of the lanil'bf "tho
lotus enters, I learned of tho man
who, for wclbnigh half a oentury,
Jln? l)o Jiijard froiii Jiia. rToujli it
hoino Nathan Chaso Thompson in
a native of Somerset. AfnKS.. ntul
virtually docs all tho work of thin
l!Vn,.", JIc,Lry 5Vi!"0.ni ajiativo'of,
Nowbuf, Jf. ? was nutshoro
tlinrif Frty it ...I.mTJLU ' j.L.t.. .
therd from k
roach to 'a ..
wIinl6V', ' twelve vcnrai H
but still lives and is
halo. P. Johnson foolorodV. n-natiin
of Pennsylvania, is nlso 'loented
there, as was nlso aBostouinn.namcd
Leonard, whose rclathai may not
yet know thnt he was killed two
years sinco iu a brawl, by tho father
of a housekeeper of his who wns left
on tho island by tho whaler Alabama,
of Now Bedford. - There nronot
tnoro than half n dozen adults on tho
island, outside tho families of thbso
I have mentioned, nud those look
upon Thompson ns a sort of Santa
The whole place is ouly six' miles
iu length by about one and a half
wide, nnd of this fully two miles is
taken up by Mount Gower, which
rises sheer from tho sea on the
southern side to an altitudo of 2850 ','
feet, and Mount Lidgbird tb a
height of 2, 500 feet. For nbout
four miles north of the latter tho soil
and foliage aro something approach- i
ing the miraculous, the former
consisting of decomposed vegetable
matter, intermingled with gunno
paitially denuded of its strength by
tropicnl rains; palms and ferns, such
as no portion of Australia enn boast
of, and banian trees only equalled in
India, together with eighteen other
species of shrubs and trees which ,
havo been classiiicd by visiting
scientists. Thompson has a garden
in which ho is now cultivating coffco
plants covering three acres of ground,
and the whole of this is surrounded
by a binglo banian tree. Tho
wonders of this strango land havo
recently been so impressed upon the
government of Nyv South Wales .
that orders havo been issued intor
dictiuir the destruction or removnl
of the plants, trees or seeds,, and tho
tonunj of the residents limited to
yearly lenses at tho, pleasure of tho
executive of this colony.
To get a rhyme in Englnhd for-tho
word month was 'quite a matter of
interest with curious people years
'ago, and somebody mado it out or
forced it by making a quatrain, iu
which a lisping little girl is described
I can get a rhyme for n month'.-
I can tlmy it nowy J thctl it wwntli t
Another plan was to twist' tho
numeral ono into nn ordinal. For
instance: ' -
Search through tho works of Tharkeray
you'll llnd a rhyme to month)
lie tells iK of Phil Fogarthy, of tho
A parallel lisp i as follows :
"You can't," nay Tom toiHping Bill,
"Find any rhyme to month."
"A gieat mlthtake," was H1I reply:
"I'll find a rhyme al orith."
And- ' " ,
Among our numerous English rhymes,
They say there's noni to month:'' '
I tried and failed h hundred time,
But HtK-ccciUil tho hundred and onth.
Hut these arc hardly fiiir.'"Thd
rhymo'is good, but the' English' ba'trs.
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Sign for a corsot hoUsc stay lady ,
stay. ' ' I .
' ' '! -- "in ( ,
A fool and an accoidcon aro both
cattily drawn .out, , ' , ,,
Temporary insanity Time ' "out
" " iwMeii tr njica.
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AVInl, tu I1.A lA- JL.J:-MI.- r.
" " io my KMUVOt lUUlil 111 LI 115 , W
yoruir tiio "roont lor irriprdvo-- '
merit." ' ''"'
. ' : 'i.l .1 ;,
"Mankind,'' onco said dl preacher,
"includes woman, fonmnii- embraces
I t, . -,... ... Hadfct. "
Woman.'' . .,
A inarcii is said ,to"be tl
w(e stirring music over
A Hculptor can 'bo on a bust with
out losing cast. Boston Tron
sciipt. I I
Lay yagoo'd store of patience,
but be sure to put. it wherc.you" can
fli'dit. . ..
If tho innn who turnips cries, '
r Cry no't when his father dies,' '
'Tis a proof that ho had'ratlicr
Have a turnip thnn his father. '
A count has decided that a' wife
has a right to ask her husband fpr a ;
kiss, nnd, if ho refuses, sha canjhit
nun in tho luce, nnd ho can havcrhpttf
uiioo ioi me uiow, aim pay tlio iino
"Augustus, dear," said she, tsrid
crly pushing him from her, an' tlio
moonlight flooded (ho ibny window,
whom tlioy were standing, "I think
, . -Af M you nenii hero?' was tho next quov,
PdS4lyfepS.ll,Htfrty years, lguess!" . m
;.,.. ..., i.nmiuj. owiliu UUM.T IIHII
llvii villi. mnuit.ill,!." .... ''I lllfi:
BuitJwo4jpya were full of if tin naithcy
'V ; uiuiKuivuy mo iv