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ALL persons are hereby cautioned against
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way, on the farm on which I reside in Fer
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aw. WILSON ROBISON.
W' AA A'AAfl J.
B. F. SCHWEIER,
VOLUME XIVII, NO. 29
A Handssmer Man than Ma.
. A have worked in the field all day, .
A plowing the stormy peak :
I have scolded my team till I am hoarse,
I have tramped till my legs are weak,
I have choked x dozen sweats.
So as net to tell Jane fibs. .'. '
When the plow-point struck a stone, -
And the handle punched my ribs.
I have put my team in barn,
And rubbed their twenty coats,
VI gave them a heap of hay,
I gave them half a bushel of oats ;
And to, see the way they eat.
Makes me like eating feel ;
But if Jane won't slay to-nig'.it,
I can n t make out a meal.
Well said; the door is locked,
But here she's left the key,
Under the step, in a place
Known only to her and me.
1 wonder who's dying or dead.
That she's bustled off pell-mell ;
But here on tbe table's a note,
And probably this will tell.
GoodOod! my wife Is gone,
' My wife is gone astray,
The letter it says, "Good-byo.
For I am going away ;
1 have lived with you six months,
And thus far I have been true ;
But I'm going away this day
With a handsomer man than you."
With a handsomer man than me !
Why that ain't much to say.
There are handsomer men than me
Go by here every day ;
There are handsomer men than me,
I am not of the handsomer kind ;
But a lovinger man than me
I guess you'll ncTer fiud.
Curse her, curse her, I say,
' And give my curses wings ;
Mny tbe words of love I spoke
Be turned to scorpions' stings.
O, the filled my heart with joy,
She emptied my heart of doubt,
And now with tbe scratch of a pen
She's let my heart's blocd out.
Curse her, curse her, ssy I,
She will some time rue this Jay ;
She'll some time learn that hate
Is a game that two can play ;
And long before she dies
She'll giieve she ever was born ;
And I'll plow her grave with hate
And seed it down with scorn.
As eure as the world goes on,
There'll come a time when she
Will read the Devilish heart
Of that handsomer man than me ;
And thereUl be a time when he
Will find, as others do,
That sbe who is false to one
Can be the same to two.
And when her face grows pale,
And when her eyes grow dim,
And when he's tired of her,
And wheu she's tired of him.
She'll do what she onght to have done,
She'll duly count the cost,
And then she'll see things clear,
And know wbat she Las lost.
And thoughts that now are asleep,
Will wake up in ber mind.
And sbe will moan and cry, .
For what she has left behind.
And maybe she may some time
Long for me ; but, no,
I hive blotted her out of my heart,
And will not have it so.
Tet in her girlish heart
There was something or other ehe bad,
That fastened a man to her,
And wasn't entirely bad.
And she loved me a little, I think,
Although it did not last,
But I musn't of these things think,
I've buried them in the past.
I'll take my hard words back,
N ir make bad matters worse ;
She'll have trouble enough,
She shall not have my curses.
But I'll live a life so square.
And I well know that I can,
That she always will sorry be
That she went with that handsomer man.
Ah, ha ! here's her kitchen dress,
It makes my poor eyes blurr ;
It seems when I look at it,
As if it was holding her.
And heie are her week day shoes,
And there is her week day hat.
And yonder's her wedding gown,
I wonder she didn't take that.
'Twas only this morning sbe came
And called me her dearest dear,
And said I was making for her
A regular paradise here.
O, God ! if you want a man
To feel tho pains of hell, '
Before you pitch him in
Just keep him in heaven a spell.
Good bye ; I wish that death
Had severed us two apart ;
You have lost a worship here,
You have crushed a loving heart.
I'll worship no woman again,
But I guess I'll learn to pray
And kneel, as you used to kneel
Before you ran away.
And if I thought I could bring i
My words on heaven to bear,
And if I thought I had
Some little influence there,
I would pray that I might be.
If it only could be so,
- As gay and happy as I was
A half an hour ago.
(jane arruBis's )
Why, John, what a litter here,
Touv's thrown things all around ; .
Come, what's the matter now,
And what have you lost or found
And here's my father, here,
' A waiting for supper, too ;
And I have been riding with him,
He's that handsomer man than you. .
Ah, ha ! pa, take a seat,
While I put the kettle on,
And get things ready for tea,
And kiss my dear old John.
Why, John, you look so strange,
Come, what has crossed your track ?
I was only joking, yon know,
I am willing to take it back.
' (JOBS ASIDI.) : '
Well now, if It ain't a joke
It's rather a better cream ;
It seems as if I had awoke ' ' - :
From a mighty ticklish dream.
And she's smelted a rat, I think, -
She looked at me so queer ;
I hope she don't. . Good Lord !
I hope they didn't hear.
But it was one of her regular drives,
She thought I'd understand ;
But I'll never break sod again
Till I get tbe lay of the land.
But one thing settled with me,
To appreciatehcaven well, '
It's good for a man to be
Some fifteen minutes in h ll.
JIabel Clifton's Reward.
Isabel Clifton sat before one of the
windows of her father's magnificent man
sion. A servant stood in waiting.
She was making out a list of Articles
wanted for the next day. Coming foot
steps arrested her attention. She raised
her eyes from the paper and looked out.
The crimson flush deepened on her bright
young face, as "Oh ! ' in a tone of deep
regret escaped her lips.
She turned around after an instant of
thought and said :
"John. I am not just ready to finish
this list, and shall not send for an hour
yet. If yon hare anything to attend to
in the meantime you can do it."
Mr. Clifton had been reading in a dis
tant part of the room.
Hearing tbe door close after John's de
parture he said :
"You have not forgotten to send for
those wines I spoke of my dear ?"
' lie has not gone yet, papa "
'Ah, well, do not make it late. They
will be very busy to-night,'' her father
said, turning tigain to his paper.
"A boon, papa. Promise to grant me,
this laet day of the year, my boon l"
"Wbat is it my love i"
'Tromisc to grant it fiist."
"Not in ignorance, my child."
'Trust me father-'
She had an eager, earnest noble look
in her eyes that Ler fatber did trust in,
end he promised her.
'Well, jou shall have your way."
"Father, let us abstain from using
wiues to morrow."
" hat ! Ne, no ; I caunot grant yon
that. No wines ! Why child, have you
gone crazy 1 Fur twenty -five years past
1 have offered my friends wibe on New
Year's day, and never have felt that I
was doing anything wrong. Wbat has
come ovtr you 1"
"Ob, fatber I have never felt just
right when offering men wine, and just
now wbeu I was making out the order
for John, I chanced to raise my eyes
just as Edgar Livingston was passing.
"It needed but a glance to see be was
very much under the influence of liqnor.
Father, his mother ia a widow ; be, her
only child, all her eartbly hopes are in
him. Will they not be wrecked, think
you, if be indulges in the wine cup T
To-morrow he will make many calls.
Beautiful women will offer him wine. lie
will not have tbe courage, possibly, to
wish to decline. To morrow night moat
likely, then, he will return home to fill
bis mother's heart with sorrow. I don't
wish to contribute one drop to that bitter
"My dear, whether we have wines or
not, with him it will be all the same, as
you say he wilt make many calls."
Father, if you had a son yon would
"Think how many, yonng men of the
brightest future have failed, nay, worse,
won truly disgrace aud early graves
from the love of wine.
I feel as if Edgar Livingston stood on
the brink of a fearful precipice. Father
stretch forth your strong arm to draw
him if only step by step. If we do
not save him, ' it will be a comfort to
think that we urged him not forward on
his fatal course."
"Mabel, you are very much interested
in the young man. Am I to conclude "
"Nothing more than for his own and
bis mother's sake, I would endeavor to
save him, or any other yonng man in his
"Here will be one of bis fiwt calls.
Possibly I can detain him long enough
to preveut him visiting many places
where he would be exposed to great
temptation. Oh, father, please grant me
"Keally, dear, I feel disposed to grant
yon this wish, but so many will be dis
appointed. Besides. I have not the eour
age to make this great change, and set
five hundred tongues to work, specula
ting about the cause of it. Some will
declare I am about to fail, others, that I
have grown penurions. Ah ! what ia it
Just then a servant entered and hand
ed him an envelope, saying :
"A telegram, sir."
Mr. Clifton tore it quickly open, read
it, and exclaimed :
"Really, this ia too bad, bnt I must
go, John. Ilere
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JUNIATA COUNTY, PENIV A.,
And hastily writing a few-words for a
return dispatch, he handed it to the ser
vant, and turning to Mabel, said :
"My bid friend Bart well is "dying,
and begs that I will hasten to him. I
cannot deny him. Sojroa will have to
entertiin my friends to-morrow and ex
plain to them tbe reason of my failing to
see them, the first time for ' bo many
years. ' ' ' ' -'
"And well, dear, you . can do as you
choose about the bill of fare. As I shall
cot be at home the folks will not hold
me responsible for wbat happened in my
"Oh, tbauk yon, papa, for . permission
to do as I choose! I will willingly take
all unkind remarks, if any one feels' like
making them. But I feel confident that
all who have sons will give me their
kindest wishes for withholding tempta
tion from their boys. And to the young
men that I shall try to make myself
agreeable, and have our cook make the
coffee so very fine that tbey will go away
quite as well pleased, and with their
brains a good deal clearer, than if I had
entertained them with wine.
An hour after. Mr. Clifton was on his
way to the side of his dying friend, Ma
bel sat down and wrote :
December 31st. '
Dear Flory: Come help me .re
ceive our friends to-morrow, l'apa has
been called away, and I must have you
with me, as I am particularly anxious
to have my reception a success.
"Edgar likes Flory, I can plainly see,
and I think she ia not wholly indiffer
ent to him."
"Together I think we can manage to
hold him here to morrow, and thus save j
his mother a great sorrow, most likely," j
Mabel Clifton was one of tbe loveli
est girl in P .
Friends wondered that her heart had
not yielded to some of her many suitors.
Tbey did not know she had no heart
to yield to any of those who had songht
The first season sbe appeared in the
select circle her father's wealth and
position placed ber, ehe met Ernest Ad
disoD. lie was a noble looking man, talented,
with mind and heart dike filled with
true resolve. To Mabel he had been
very attentive and t'.ie grew to love him,
feeling Bute tbe time was not far dis
tant when he would come to tell her of
But months rolled by and he spoke
not. Gradually his vieita grew less fre
quent, until they ceased.
What it was that had come between
his love and here, she could never think ;
but she felt perfectly sure he did love
ber, and so, hoping tbat time would solve
the mystery and bring a balm to her
wonoded spirit, sbe watched and waited
for the coming.
New Year's day came, beafttiful and
bright, Mabel and her friend Flory never
looked lovelier. Mabel had explained
ber wishes and fully iufused her own
spirit into ber friend.
It was impossible for an indifferent
person not to feel their powers of fas
cination. To Edgar Livingston, who was one
of their first guests, tbey were quite ir
resistible, lie lingered on, notwith
standing the many efforts of a young
friend, who accompanied him to draw
"Do stay and help us," eaid Mabel,
and when Flory's beautiful eyea repeated
the wish Edgar yielded.
Few, if any, went from Clifton bouse
dissatisfied. Everything that heart could
desire or mind suggest, in the way of
delicacies and luxuries of the season, Ma
bel offered her guests. But as her fatber
had said, many tongnes were busy spec
ulating about it, and in a few hours it
was widely knowu that Miss Clifton was
giving a temperauce reception.
Eagerly Mabel's eyes sought the door
on every new arrival of guests. She
bad hoped for the coming of one. But
the hours passed, and when it grew late
in the day, the bopo faded, and almost
She had seated herself wearily in an
arm-chair when the same greeting that
had fallen on her ears so many times
that day, "Happy New Year, Miss Clif
ton," caused the bright light to return
to her eyes, the beautiful flush to her
face, as she rose to receive Ernest Addi
son. There waa an expression in his fine
eyes, when he received from her the
fragrant cup of coffee, that relieved the
suspense ot years Her heart was bound
ing with new hope.
Edgar Livingston had drawn Flory to
the window. They were looking ont on
the passers by.
. Reeling along the sidewalk, shouting
and singing a drunken aong, came M
gar's companion of the morning. Flory
tamed from the sickening sight. Edgar
followed eayipg :
"But for yon and Miss Clifton I might
have been one of that party." And go
ing to Mabel, be said :
JULY 15, 1873.
"Miss Clifton, your slumber to night
should be peaceful. You have not help
ed to cloud either brain or heart of any
of your ; friends to day. Accept my
warmest thinks for having saved me
from feeling both."
Edgar saw an expression in Ernest V
eyes tbat made him think it would be
quite aa agreeable to all parties if be
would take Flory back to tbe recess of
the window, to the piano, or anywhere
out of hearing, just then.
A few moments after his fine voice was
blending with, hers in a well chosen duet.
Then Ernest told Mabel of tbe love
which had been hers since he knew
"I came one night to liy my heart be
fore yon. ' You had many guests and
offered tbem wine. You noticed not that
I placed my glass untouched on the ta
ble. I left early. I dared not woo the
heart of one who held such a fearful
temptation before me; why, yon will
knqw, when I tell you the terrible truth.
My only brother went down to a druuk
ard's grave, tbe woman he loved urging
'for a time mother and I won him
from his fatal passion. He was doing
well. We believed he would fulfill the
bright promise of bis early youth. He
grew to love a beautiful girl. Sbe was
wild and thoughllervand one night, at a
party in her father's house she urged him
One glass. Every one but you takes
wine,' sbe said.
He resisted. She taunted him abont
having to abstain entirely because he had
not the self control to use wine in mod
"He yielded, accepted the fatal glasB
from her hand, and drank, first moder
ately, then on and on, iu the old fearful
way until tbe eud came a ruined life,
and a mother's broken heart.
Do you wonder that I fled from yon ?
Every hour since yearning to return, yet
"To-day I beard wbat you were do
ing. Earnestly thanking God that light
had dawned upon you, I hastened here to
lay my heart before the only woman I
had ever loved. Will you be my wife,
Her heart was too full of joy she
could not tell him in words how happy
she was ; but her little hands lay still in
Sbe raised her eyes a moment, and he
saw the love of years beaming there.
He needed no answer.
Judging from tbe low tones into which
the voices in the other room had fallen, I
think some other hearts must have found
their mates. But the pairs were separa
ted or rather joined again, by the re
turn of Mr. Clifton, who entered, calling
' Mabel, dear, to me these rooms look
rather dark. Let's have tbe gas turned
on, if you please."
And when there was light euongh for
Mr. Clifton to look into his daughter's
eyes, he saw a bright light shining there
Another moment when Flory came to
greet him, he said with a smile :
"Ah ! I see why you young folks
know nothing of the surrounding dark
ness guided by tbe light within. Well,
have you had a pleasant day V
"A happy day, father, there are no re
grets to steal in and mar it," Mabel said,
with a bright smile."
"I am glad of it glad of your resolve
How glad you will know, when I tell
you tbat this morning I closed the eyes
of a father whose only son was away in
some drinking saloon. How my heart
ached for that father ! And what a balm
it was to think at that time my daughter
was not holding the fatal glae to any
young man," said Mr. Clifton, his voice
Before another New Year's day Mabel
and Flory each presided over an estab
lishment of their own.
The happy remembrance of their re
ception is never clonded by tbe thought
that tbey have added one drop to the
cup of bitterness which so many wives,
brothers, mothers and sisters have to
drink tbe cnp of sorrow which is so of
ten prepared for them by eiater women.
' A Dutchman and an Irishman once
met on a lonely highway. As tbey met
each smiled, thinking he knew the other.
Pat, on seeing his mistake, remarked,
"Faith, an' I thought it was yon, an'
you thought it was me, an' it's nayther
Said a seven-footer to a diminutive
specimen of hnmauity, who approached
him threateningly, "If yon were to strike
me, and I should accidentally find it out,
you would be sorry "
Look, out for the first stain, young
friends- A single drop of ink seems a
little thing, yet dropped into a tumbler
of clear, pure water, ii blackens the
whole. . . "
Of a miserly man, who died of soften
ing of the brain, a local paper said, "His
head gave way, bnt his hand never did.
His brain softened, bat his heart couldn't.'
EDITOR A3D PROPRIETOR.
WtfftTF VITURFR 197.?
W MM. V Li Li il VUIULI IUI 71
How They Eiia at "Wert Point.
A ' correppondent of tbe New York j
World gives the following graphic ac
count of some of the commencement ex
ercises aWest Po:nf.
lo those who eujy an exhibition of
skill in the performance of something
tbat is very hazardous, the drill in what
is called the school of the trooper is an
amusement of absorbing interest. ' There
is nothing in the country that comes so
near to gratifying that universal taste
sometimes stronger and sometimes weak
er, though none tie less universal, wbieh
in olden times drew thousands npon
thousands to fill the Roman ColiVenm
We have just had one of these exhibi
tions at tbe riding ball. That building
is the largest one iu the United States
devoted to equestrian purposes, being
218 feet long by 78 feet wide. The Entire
space is one arena, the only accommoda
tion for spectators being two small gal
leries, one on each side, and elevated
about fifteen feet above the ground.
The building not being round the
arena ismade slightly oval iu shape by
means of piling up earth in each of the
four comers. The ground is covered by
tan bark to the depth of three or four
inches, and each time before an exereise
takes place this is loosened np and made
smooth and even by means of barrowiug.
For several minutes before sport begins
the two galleries are packed with spec
tators who tremble with excitement as
the twenty fiery chargers trot in from
the side entrance, led by grooms. One
gallery contains the President of tbe
United States, the generals of the ar
mies, the official board of visitors, be
sides a considerable number of guests,
chiefly old graduates of the academy.
Face to face with these distinguished
spectators are the occupants of tbe other
gallery many of them fair young ladies
whose good graces the yontbful perform
ers who will presently appear are anx
ious to win. Though the air ia cool and
refreshing in this spacious theater, those
young ladies are fanning themselves
vigorously, and their cheeks betray the
great interest thy take in the coming
Suddenly the wide door through which
the horses have come swings open again,
and in come tbe twenty troopers, their
long sabers dangling at their sides.
Each rider seized his horse by tbe
bridle refgns and the grooms retire. Tbe
captain, mounted on a handsome bay,
after all is ready gives the command to
mount, and in an instant every man is
in the saddle. Other commands are then
given, and the troops, after wheeling
about, dividing into single files, etc.,
finally take up their stand, ten horses in
one end of the ball and ten in the other,
the companies standing face. Tbe at
tendants then bring in the parapherna
lia. This consists of four posts with
feet, so tbat they will stand on level
ground, one of which post is set in each
comer of the arena, and a leather ball,
the size of a man's head, ia placed on
top. On each side oi the long hall a
tall crane is erected, the arm extending
over the track to be taken by the horses
and from the arm depends a ring six in
ches in diameter.
Between the cranes and each comer
post is a leather ball lying on" the ground,
being four in all. These are the imagi
nary foes of the mounted soldier. It
will be seen that he has ten enemies to
combat in going over this short distance.
The ctptain gives the word of com
mand, and one man from each squad
spnrs bis horse gently and rides across
the arena obliquely. Just before the
two meet they draw their revolvers, and
holding them in an upright position,
ride onto the end of tbe ball and there
fall into the course. Each man pnts
spurs to his horse and discharges his
pistol at the bead of the first post. He
then quickly depasites that weapon in
tbe pouch and snatches his sabre from
the scabbard on the opposite side. As
the pistol goes bang, the horse springs
into a break-neck gallop. The saber
goes clang, and is no sooner out than it
swoops down upon the head of the first
prostrate man. Up it comes with the
rapidity of lightning, and ping, it goes
through the ring depending from the
crane overhead. Dowu it comes with a
thud, and an other man's bead is gone.
Up it comes, the bilt even with the
rider's hip, the point leveled forward,
and in half of a second it darts out like
the tongue of a cobra, and off goes the
head of the man at the comer .
At the next corner the saber has been
raised and comes down with a sweep,
cutting off another bead. It swings
once and comes to the ground, annihila
ting the third prostrate man, comes up
like a flash and forces the othr ring,
goes down again with a sweep at anoth
er foe on the ground, and finishes with
letting daylight into the cranium of the
last standing foe on tbe corner. Ten at
tendants have to be present to replace
tbe heads as fast as they are knocked
off. While the horses are making tbe
circuit they run with fearful velocity
nd it is a wonder to many how tbe
riders can retain their grip under such
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speed, to say nothing ,f michhig dowi
to tba ground to cut off tbe heads. But
while the rider is thus slashing with am
sabre he must keep one eye ahead f
hold his steed well in hand, or he would
soon be climbing the plaiiks- which- slope
down to tbe ground from what would 1
tbepodmm in an amphitheatre. Having
made the circuit the two horsemen bo'd
in their pantiirg steeds and resume their
places in line . .......
The e.iptaiuthen eIIs "next," and
two more horses como pranciug out, go
ing through the ;ame movement as the
firs t, and so on until all have had their
turn. Occasionally the rider, in thrust
ing at the bend, aims too low and hita
the wooden post, fomctimrs the post
goes over, and sometimes the sabre falls
to the ground, leaving tbe post standing.
It is a fearful test for the nerves. When
the exercise is fully under way tbe noise
becomes so great as to be almiwl deafen
ing. The whanging of the sabres a
tht-y bit np aud down, right and It ft, the
clanging of the long scabbards at the
hors's' sides ; the discharge of the pis
tols, filling ihe place with saacke ; the
clalter of tLe horses' hoofs ; the rattling
of the esrtb they kick np and thoot far
behind them ; all this, mingled with the
pounding of the horses' feet against the
sloping planks whenever they deviate
from the regular course, makes quite
noise enongh ; bnt there would be no
opportunity for the spectators to applaud
even if they were cool and collected
enough to think of applauding, which ia
seldom the case.
Of- this last exercise in the trooper'
school it can hardly be said that the par
ticipants did as well as tbey ought to dv.
While they showed much skill as far as
mere riding was concerned for they stuck
like leeches to the bare backs of their
horses, even when they balked at the
most critical moment of leaping a hurdle,
many of them lost their sabres, and soma
even their pistols, tbe attendants recover
ing them and banding tbem up again
It would seem from suc'i results as these
tbat the present graduating class have
been better taught bow to get away from
an enemy than to fight aud conquer him.
Certainly, a cavalryman with bis weap
ons lying on the ground is good for noth
ing but to retreat.
A Fals9 Idao.
A mistaken idea is that entertained by
many that riches are necessary to perfect
happiness. It is scarcely necessary to
state a fact so well understood, tbat many
men and women, possessed of great
wealth, are exceedingly unhappy. A
thonsand things neenr in the fluctuations
and bnsy scenes of life to bring sorrow
and discontent to the homes of the rich
as well as those of the poor. It is in
the homes of people of moderate means,
as a rule, that happiness is found.
"Put money in thy purse," said the
mercenary aud selfich Iago. In bis esti
mation, lucre was the mtigic key to hap
pinesss, to position and power to all
that is desirable on earth. Get riches.
It is false, that fatal sentiment ; a delu
sion and a snare. Such teachings have
been the ruin of thousands of young
men of the highest promise.
A good name is to be preferred to
great riches. So tnus the proveib, and
the history of the human race U the ver
ification of il. truth.
The highest riche3 co not cont-i.-l hi a
princely iucomc ; there is a greater we.tllh
than this It consists in a good constitu
tion, good digestion, a good htart, stout
limbs, a sound n;ltid andarleareonsc'encr.
Some one rayo good bones are better
than gold, tnuh muscles than silver, and
nerves that flash fire, aud carry energy
to every function, ere belter than bouses
and lands. Betur than money is a good
disposition ; and tbat mm is rich whn
has generous imputes, a noble soul, and
who is hopefn! aiul cheerful, and who Las
the moral cour.igu to keep the even tenor
of hid way, whatever may betide him.
Such a ciau is rich, though not accounted
so when measured by a money standard ;
but be stand.- in.m. ssurably b'gber in
point cf true t-nr:h to the sordid, avari
cious cormorant whoso only claim to con
sideration consists i; bis money bags.
A MIM.-TER was visiting one day t
tbe house of cue of bis parishioners, who
was very strict about the deportment of
his children o:i tbe Sabbath. A little
six-year old boy, whom the miuister was
fondling, suddenly broke out with :
"I wish I was a minister."
"Why so, my little man ?" asked the
preacher, somewhat puzzled at the child's
"Why, then I could holler aud rni-e
biases on Sunday."
Young Gent. " Might I ask you,
miss a ." Miss. "Very sorry, sir,
but I am engaged fur the next three
dauccs." Y. G. "It is not dancing
ah it is it's beg your pardon, miss,
you are sitting on my bat !"
"Do you thick 1 am a fool V a vio
lent man once asked tbe late Rev. Dr.
Betbune. "Really," replied the Doclor,
"I would not venture the assertion ; bnt
now tbat yon aak my opinion. I must
say tbat I am not prepared to deny it "