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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA OCTOBER !93 185-
Published by. Theodore Schoch.
TERUS-T w o dollars a yrar in auvancc-and ir no
paid before the end of the yesu, two dollars and fitly
ots. will bo charged. .... ..I
of all kinds,
ermitrJ in till hiirhpsl. slvln nf thf A rl . nd on tliB
most reasorriole terms.
LET THE ANGELS IN.
Open wide the door, mother,
And let the angels in:
They are so bright and fair, mother,
So pure and free froth sin.
1 hear them speak my name, mother,
They softley whisper, "Cornel"
t) ! Ifet the angels hi, mother,
They Wail to take rne home.
I know that death has come, mother,
His hand is on my brow;
You canot keep me here, mother
Yes, I must leave ycu now.
The room is growing1 dark, mother
I thought I heard 3'o-i weep;
Tis very sweet io die, mother,
Like sinking into sleep!
I now must say farewell! mother,
For I am going hume I
Kow cpen wide the door, mother,
And let the angels in !
In the time of Augustus Cajsnr there were
Iwo persons living in Rai:m called Idusio 1
nnd Secudih, each of whom e.vc -cded ten
feet in height. Their bodies, after death,
were kept amlprcserved as miracles of curi
osity in a sppulcher within the SuMestian
gardens, Pliny names a ceriaui unuara,
,.n ?n thr. l:jvs.,f ni.iti.Iius was brought out
. paper discontintica"iii;"'ics:. ii.u, room, ana complaining
fcrcept at the option of the bditor. r o
. g3vJ-ertie.nentsofone squarcof (c:ghthnci)or 01 our destiny.
less, one or three mscriions 51 su. tacii aaumonai. "Without
BsertlVII. JO Cents. ius;i unra 111 iiiiiivuivu. ! .
r -.-r- said George
of Arabia; and says ho was nine feit nine slightly excited by the fumes of a bowl
inches high. The Emperor Maximin, orig- of punch which I had sent for to do hon
inally a Thracian peasnni, measured eight or (0 the test.stor lost no time in cou
feet "and l.alf. His wife's bracelets served him ; cocting and afterwards publishing a full
as rings. His voracity such that he consumed jacC0llIVt -,n a local newspaper of the for
fortv nounds of flesh daily, and drank 18 bot
lies nf wine. His slre.-gth was proportion-!
able to hia gigantic shape, lie could draw
a loaded wagon without help, and with a
blow ofhis fist oitimes broKe tt:e tectn in a ; ueavorcu to uucieceive tnem, but mey
-1 horse's mouth. He also crushed the hard-' would not take a denial. In vain I as
rft stones bitween his fingers, and clefi trees !Surcd them it was a hoax. It was no
with his hands. Pliny alsi sp-aks of Poly-: use Several persons remembered mv
demos, a celebrated athlete, who exceeded I Ja-nes Verv well, and had seeu him
"At men OI HIS liny IW suiuul- uiiu hi ft-:iit:iu. ! .
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in jLount uiynipus lie Miieu 11 nui. v.nn i:m ,
lWn!,fstnn a pl.ariot with his hand in itSiowea a s11 sum W,11C not 4U11U
1 H. 1 1 1 UII1IIUI iu.il tt.tia ... v.t- . ....
Tiio-t rapid course Once he singled out ibe
largest and fieicest bull from a Jierd took
hold of him by one of his hmd leet, and
notwithstanding his struggles to escape, held
him with such strenght that his hcoi remain-;
cd in his hand
An Irish "Woman in Kansas.
A letter from Wydandottc relates a remark
atle instance of success under difficulties as;
In ISfiO, an Irsh woman n widow
whose only means consisted of four hundred
dollars in money, some half dozen children
took one hundred and sixty acres of Govern
Since then she has increased this by the
assktance of her children and now owns 1.
ilOO acr. s, all paid for. This year she sold
Imr 'nutter, for SSOO. She has recently sold
the balance of her last year's corn crop, 1,-
200 bushels, for $2 50 a bushel; which is
100. Lat week she sold 22 head of oxen
for S75 each, for .$l,Gtf0. So that lhc pro-
duce of the farm, over and above keeping
Uie family, had over 0.000. She lias noj.j Q(l j ga5d noti,-lQg more
on hand 100 head of cattle of all sizes; for 23 .
of which she refused S50 each. She had 20 ; 'Oly cear sir," said my next visitor "I
firkins of butter in the ecler, which avarage have a great favor to ask of you. 13uy
120 lbs. each ; and which she says she will j my house. You are very rich ; you must
get 75 cents per pound, by taking it to some ; be on the look-out fur safe and profitable
of the posts higher up. She has, also, hogs in j iu vestments Sixty thousands francs are
abundance, and G5 acres of growing corn, ! IIOthing for you a mere fraction of your
iind which will produce tiV bushels 10 anjacomef With me the case is different.
.. 1M AUAn4.An 1.1, f it IL'
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A man coming home late 0:1c nights litle
snore than "half yorked feeling thirsty,
procured a glass of "water and drank it In
!doing so he swallowed a ball of silk that
Jay in the bottom of the tumbler, the end
catching in his teeth. Feeling something
in his mouth and not knowing what it was,
he began pulling at the end, and the ball
had several feet in his
hand, he shouted at the top of his voice: j
-o' : . . .
"Wife ! wife ! I say wife, come down here : !
1 am all unraveling.'
a i;i !l,rniio-l, New HamDshirei
. I '"--'"fc i
observed the following notice on a board
''Horses taken in to grass. Long tails three!
filuHinrrsixDence, short tails two shillings.
The ladv asked the owner
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OI Hie liiiiu iiiu
reason for the difference ot the price, lie
answered : "You see ma'ma the long tails
can brush away the flies; but the short tails
are so tormented by Uiem that they can hard -
jy eat at an. .
Pittsburg is a queer place. Thcotherday
three menwent into a lager beer saloon, and
two commenced catching all the flies therein,
,..1.: i fi tliirrl ntn thn inser.ts as fast as
nunc; uiv v.... -
caught on a bet that he could eat thoo
quicker than his companions could eaten
thpm Thev were arrested and fined three
dollars each for the fun.
A red nosed gentlemen asked a wit wheth-
er he believed in spirts. "Ay, sir,'' replied
MXi Ufwiiw'v- " j -
full in the face,
-1 see too
much evidence before me to doubt it.
Briggs has a great faculty for gcmngtnngs
1Cap. Theotherday lie had a e
iow mis seems uku Biagwuuu... "lmiri(i to nurch:.se the premises, and now
lie kicKed a dog
I HOW I made my fortune.
Three of us were sitting in
niouey one can do nothing,"
"Were T to hit
speculation that would have done honor
jto a Rothschild, comin- from a pauper
, ' O r r
like myself, no one would think it worth
"I," said Albert, "have actually finish
ed a work which would establish my re
putation as an author, if I could only find
, a bookseller to buy it."
j "I Have petitioned my employer for an
I increase of salary," I exclaimed, aux
jious to contribute to the chorus of lamen
tation, "and he told uie that for forty
louis a year he could get more clerks
than he wanted."
"It would not so much matter," said
'George, thoughtfully, "if besides being
poor, we did not seem poor. Could one
1 of us only be thought rich "
I "What is the use of the shadow with
. out the substance ?" I asked.
j "Of every use," said Albert,
i with George the shadow
; makes the substance. The
"I agree !
; thing to capital is credit."
I "Especially," returned George, "the
'credit of having a good fortune. Have
none of us a rich uncle in India 7"
j "A cousin of mine went to Jamaica or
; Martinique, I forget which," I said in
Inoccntiy, "and he never came back."
i "Capital ! that is all one requires," ex
claimed George. "We will conjure up
this counsm of 'ours or could we not
I kill him Yes. James Meran, of Mar
tinique, deceased, leaving a sugar planta
tion, a hundred negroes, and a fortune of
a hundred thousand louis to his well-be
loved cousin, Louis Meran."
at the joke and
no more ot it; but (juurgc :'d Albert
tune that had been left me.
The next day several friends dropped
in to compliment me. Of course I en-
Nantes before he embarked in 17o9.
lUiong others came my tailor, to whom I
11 1 . 1 i "A-
convenient for me to pay at that moment,
I wished my two friends at a place that
jShail be namciess.
j "Good morning,
Mr. Maj'er. I sup-
pose you came tor those nfty irancs
'I hope, sir, you don't think I came
for such a trifle as that. No, sir I came
to take vour orders for a suit of mourn-
"A suit of mourning ?"
sir. cousin's mourning ?"
bronze frock for mourning wear,
trowscrs and waistcoat."
"At the present moment, Mr. Mayer "
"I hope, sir, I have done nothing to
forfeit your patronage V
"Uut I repeat that I have received no
money at ali."
"1 hope, sir, you won't mention such a
thing; there is no sort 01 hurry, ex
claimed the tailor, who busily employed
himself in taking my measure from slips
, of paricr.
Alter all mv wardrobe did want some
I thought Mr.
l'oliv li'irl mirto iin bis
r . . . . '
I hear he has changed his intention j
1 What is to become of me ? I have hea- j
vv demands to meet, and 1 don t know i
where the money is to come from.
mi - ..
'I3uy your house ? Why it would be
"Madness ? No such thing.
could not find a better investment any
where. In two years, with trifling repairs,
it will be worth double its present value ;
vou wjU never see such a good opportu
it aa'u gay rj0ne,' and I'm off."
was off without leaving me
time to put in a
n i,mira ni'tor in wnlkr-d Mr. Felix,
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identlv DOtiu the best of temper.
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m neanj, mi, 0 J j
i-nr ma niiirp 11 v Kiiriirihu. j-iiub uuuco
:.;- -nnpnnhlfi to me I reckoned on it
is inuibpBu-u. - -j :
as it it were mine, uuu uu.jr uWvu
thousand francs because the owner is am-
, barrassed, and I felt sure that be was ob-
iiigeu 10 uiho iubui. ,
,3; flavor, cn T nnnift to ask YOU
1 ... 1 . X' i. 4.
: w,il you let me nave it ior BCYcutj u,
1 pjftccQ thousand francs dropping all at
. . .1 r iv.ll,r- tt?1wi
nnrP into lgb iiiv VI u uuui hjiiuii 11
" JuL for Fe5irht hundred
t om,H hnrdlv believe
1 uo m . (
my euia. :
"1 cannot give you an answer juau uun,
t cnti I'Vmf. if vou will take the'
',, . afc fiv rn gee wliat ;
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Af nnnr (r to UVe iur. i'Hii luauc
arance I spoke to him candor.
md tell vou sir, that I had no
. his appeara
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1 ennnin tp ii vmi. 2911. umv -- "
h'th 'house till the
"Can I sell out?"
mvant the bouse, any other will suit
uie equally as well, so I accede to your
I -tou shall have a draft on Pans tor
lie amount in a fortnight," replied Mr.
, Felix, who bowed and withdrew, appareut-
"You shall have a draft on Paris for
i y enchanted with my way ot doing bus
upon Paris ! The circum-
stance appeared so unusual to me that I
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thought I ought to send it to Paris and
get it cashed. I wrote accordingly to our own five per cent. I know of noth-' observed by the Greeks and Romans, and
Messrs. JFlanges & 13egeret, the only iug more secure ; at the present price of other cotemporary nations. Solon intro
firm I knew there. I was in the habit ' the stock, you get six per cent, for your duced written wills into Athens, and the
of receiving through them the interest of money. I can easily understand that you same were required by the Roman law.
a small sum that had been left me by my j should be worried by such trifling details (To Mohomedans they are enjoined by the
uncle. I informed them that, having as these : you will soon have more con-, Koran. They were in use among the
funds at my disposal. I wished for in-
formation as to the best mode in invest-
The significance of the word
s varies very much according to the
the name and position in life of thespcak-
er. JLhe rumor or my legacy had reach
ed Paris, so that when I spoke of funds,
it was evident I meant a considerable
sum. This was proved by the following
"Sir We are in receipt of your es
teemed favor of the 17th current, which
reached us just after the conclusion of
the last loan negotiated by the Cortes, iu
which our firm has an interest. Desirous
that our friends should have an oppor
tunity of paticipating in an investment
which were profitable, we have taken the
liberty of placing twenty thousand pias
ters to your credit. Should that amount
appear too considerable, the rise of these
securities admits of your selling out at a
"We remain, sir,
"Yours to command,
"Fiance & Co."
To this was added a postcript written
by the head of the firm :
"We have heard with pleasure the re
ceut'good fortune that has fallen to tho
lot of our old friend and correspondent,
and beg to offer him our services, as oc
casion may require."
Twenty thousand piasters! 1 let the let-
ter falHu sheer amazement. What would i year, if it had not been for the fifty Na
have been my astonishment, if, more con- poleons.
versant with the terms of commerce, and j In the meantime my two friends were
more attentive to the enclosed account i shocked at the success of their story, and
current, 1 had seen that what 1 took for
the principal, was only the yearly mter-
est f I lost no tunc m writing to my cor-
respondents, io inform them that the sura
was much too lanre. "I have received
no money," I said, from Martinque, and
it would be impossible for me to meet
lu answer came by return post ;
"We learn with regret that you have
misgivings with regard to the Spanish j "I cannot be sure of that " I replied,
loan. According to'your orders, we have 1 "for I am by no means convinced of his
sold out half the stock assigned to you, existence."
which bring3 you in already a net profit i "Well ; you know that this inheritance
of eighty thousand francs. With regard is only a hoax ?"
to your property at Martinque, we are too "To tell the truth, I think we are the
well acquainted with delays which be- j only people that are of that opinion."
quests at such a distance necessarily in- J "We have been very wrong to origi
volve, to think for a moment that you nate such an invention for which we are
can be immediately put in possession of sincerely sorry."
your inheritance, but your simple signa- "On the contrary, I am very much o
turc will suffice to procure you all the bliged to you."
money you may require iu the" mean time. "But it 'is our duty to contradict it,
We take the liberty of reminding you of
e advantage or
making timely iuvest-
ments, lest, when the legal arrangements
are ended, you should find difficulty in
getting good interest for so large a capital,
Hoping you may have a better opinion ot
German securities than you do of Spanish,
we liu nd you a prospectus for establish-
ing a bank at
please to observe, sir. that no deposit is
required, and, a3 calls are only made at
100? intervals, ic win De easy ior you to
sell your shares, should you change your
a ' - "
mind, without your having occasion to
make any payment. We have placed fif
ty shares to your credit, and have hon
or to remain," &c.
Eighty thousaud francs ! The amount
was a perfect mystery to me : no doubt
the clerk had made some mistake in the
My position was becoming era-
barrassing. Congratulations poured
from all quarters, especially when I made
my appearance m black from head to
to foot. The Journal de Goubmouges
thought it right to publish a biographi
cal SKeicn 01 my cousin, aim 111c ouuor
wroto to me asking further particulars.
Ladies connected with all sorts of so
cieties, begged that my name might be
' added to their list of subscribers, and the
money I lnd to pay for rotfage was some-
t thiug alarming To escape from the
! avalanche of inquiries I hastily departed
lor Fans. Uirectjy alter 1 got mere. 1
called upon my bankers, and was received
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as heirs to a large property generally
Sorry that you have such a pfior opin-
Lon 01 tne Pamsu .Sl0' ba,u U3"fu-
..in 1. i . .;j at z
Bergeret ; "there has been a great rise,
" ' , w fc , jf -
( '10ver we Som 0Ut y0Ur par
' to ct
, , . ,nt fiin r(llimif.vnlllfl
" r'' .r .
remainder might be '" I replied
ICUlJkUUUL ill i LI ii b UW
"Certainly, sir, ten thousand piasters
stock, at seventy (the piastre being at
five francs, thirty-five centimes), the sum
, . . j
already being-if you sell out to-day you
will, with the proceeds 01 last saie, nave
from two hundred and ten thousand to
two hundred and twenty-four thousand
Very well. You said something about
a Germau bank, I think ?"
"Yes : the Government made some du-
Acuity about granting a charter ; but it is
all settled now, and promised shares have
"Certainly; you have Wtjr, at lour
hundred and fifty florins profit ; that will
bringyou in about sixty thousand francs' j The practice of making wills is one
"Without any calls to pay ?" which ha3 descended to us from the re
done whatever." 'modest ages of the world. Amongst the
"That seems strange ; but you arc, no Jews the descent of property was oon
doubt, well informed. I should like to trolled by fixed laws, but it was nevcrthe
find a secure investment for those sums; less, the custom of the head of the f ami
would you have tho goodness to tell me ly, on his death-bed, to express his wish
what would be the best ?" ! es in the prcseuce of witnesses and of his
"You cannot have anything better than ; heirs. The practice was also universally
siderable sums to look after.
"Then if I invest the coubincd produce
of the German and Spanish stocks in five
: per cent., what should 1 get a year r
"Lct me sec. Three hundred thous-
and francs funds at eighty eighteen
twenty yes, tweuty thousand francs a
year. jry in ditterent countries. A writer on
'Ah ! twenty thousand francs a year ! , the subject thus defines the Law in Eng
aad when can the investment be made ?" 1 laud and the United States :
"To-morrow morning; that is, if you
allow our firm to conduct the transaction."
"Certainly ; in whom could my confi
dence be better placed ?"
The banker made a polite bow.
"And now," I continued, "I should
feel obliged if you would have the good
ness to advance me a few louis. as I am
rather short of cash."
"My dear sir, all the cash I possess is
at your service. How much do you want
two huudred four hundred ?"
"Thank you, fifty will be quite suffi
cient." "May I hope," added the banker, when
I rose to take leave, "that our firm may
be favored with a continuance of your
"Certainly," I replied.
There are few moments of my life on
which I look, with more satisfaction than
on those occupied in the interview with
M. Rergeret. I doubt if I should be be
lieved in the twenty thousand francs a
: were not a little alarmed at my suuoen
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! journey to rans ; wnicn was attriDutea ,
: by others to legal business, ucorge ana
' Albert then began to fear that I really
believed in the authenticity of the inven-
tiou they had concocted
Three days after ray return they came
to see me with their long faces.
"My dear Louisa," said George, "you
' know your cousin is not dead?"
and confess how foolish we have been.
People began to wonder that no news
came from Martinique; the wise and
prudent shook their heads ominously
when my name was mentioned.
"The most ludicrous feature in the
case is," said one, "that he has ended iu
believing in the truth of his own inven
tion. For my part, I must say that I was
. always rather skeptical about that inher
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"And 1 also, said iir. I'enx, inougn
it cost me fifteen thousand francs."
On seeing a dozen letters on my table
one morning. I guessed that the bubble
had burst. Their contents were much
alike; for instance :
"Mr. Mayer's respects to Mr. Meran,
. and having very heavy payments to meet
will feel obliged by a cheque for the a
mount of the enclosed."
My replies dismissed all doubts of my
"Mr. Meran thanks Mr. Mayer for hav
ing at last sent in his account, and enclo
ses a cheque for the amount."
My cool and unconcerned demeanor
kept curiosity alive for a few days lon
"What a lucky fellow !" said one.
"Luck has nothing to do with it," re
joined auother ; he has played his cards
well, and has won."
Once or twice, I confess, I felt com
punction of conscience ; but a moments
reflection convinced me that my own ex
ertions had 110 share in my good fortune,
and that I owed it all to a universal wor
ship of the Goldon Calf, and the truth of
Albert's axiom "the next best thing to
cabital is credit."
A man in Carlisle, Scotland, was killed
a short time since by bees. lie was at
work near a nive, wnen tne insects can u
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out and settled on nis neao compiuiu.jn
covering it, and in a few minutes tter -
nroi'lo fliA nnrnrhinnfrt foti 1(11111(1
wards the unfortunate man was
lyin on his face quite dead.
Gen. Curtis has struck a vein'. He has
ascertained the whereabouts, near Lynch-'
burg, of 878,800 in bullion, formely belong
ing to the rebel government.
A Western editor says it is more blessed
tn lmvo n friend nrosent von with fifty specks
led trout, than to be President of the United
States and die by assassination
Moses Taylor of New Yorkr:.receives a
million this year in coal Btock dividends:
Something About Wills.
! barbarians of the North at a very early
period ; and it is certain that the Mexi -
jeans observed the custom prior to their
it - 1 . - 1TI1
subjugation by the Spaniards. Wilis
made by the British kings are recorded
as far back as the time of Edward the
Confessor. The laws relating to wills va-
Ey the English law the testator must
be over 21 years of age, and neither a lu
natic nor an idiot, nor deaf nor dumb, nor
drunk at the time of signing, nor an out- ;
law, nor an upardoned felon. All wills
ii 1.1 n 1
must be in writing, except those of sol
diers in actual service
sea which may be nuncupative or oral
All kinds of property may be devised, and
the will must be signed by the testator, !
or by his directiou, iu the. presence of
each other. A woman cannot be an at
testing witness; all devises and gifts by
will to a witness are void ; and a will
is revoked by the marriage of the testa
tor. A married woman can only bequeath
her pin money or separate maintenance,
without the consent of her husband ; and 1
an office has been opened for the recep-1 the words of the text, or even the chap
tion and safe keeping of tfce wills of . ter and verse where they could be found;
living persons. i lmt nno Snhbnb ft r f-
"The common law, as well as the bear-
ings of the English statutes, are various-
ly modified in the different States of A- ,
uierica. A married woman cannot by
common law make any will whatever a (
remnant of the feudal system which mer-
ged the rights and almost the existence of
the wife in that of the husband. Rut ;
tins rule has ot late years received much
- . . . ... '
modification in .England, and much more
jn many of our States. In several, her
common lawdisability rcmaius unchanged;
in most, it is diminished, bv permitting
her to exert some power of disposition 0-1
ver her property; in many the assent of
the husband is necessary to the validity ;
of her will; while in Illinois and Connec- j
ticut it wouhl seem as if the rule of the :
lioman civil law were adopted, and a mar-
ried woman had the same power of ma- ;
king a will as if she were a lemme soh.
The laws of Louisiana, copied from the
French code, prohibit a parent from dis
inheriting his children, but iu all the oth
er States he has the power to do so."
We may add that the laws of Mary
land, which secure ta a wife her separate "j
property, it sue so desire, as a matter 01
course, allow her to will it as she may
think best, and without will it descends
to her children., if she have auy.
Some curious and interesting wills arc
to be found in the records of the past. !
The Countess of Northampton left to the !
Friar's Church, "a cross made of the ve- ,
very wood of our Saviour's cross," and '
the Larl of Huntington directed that his
his heart should be preserved in spicid.
Dame Alice Wyche, widow of the Lord
Mayor of Loudon, set an example of sen
sible charity. She bequeathed "200 to
poor diligent laborers in poor villages ; to
100 poor householders a cow, and 13 shil
lings and 4 pence each, with 3 ewes; and
for the marriage of poor maidens of good
conversation, 100." Michael Augelo,
the great painter, made his will in these !
words: "My soul 1 resign to dod; my
body to the earth ; and my worldly pos
sessions to my nearest relations."
Pope directed that his body should be
carried to the grave by the six poorest
men iu the parish, each of whom should
receive a suit of coarse gray clothing.
Dean swift gave the most of his property j the Company, but the science of geology
to endow a lunatic asylum in Dublin, and j stood forth vindicated. Catskill llecord
Dr. Johnson the bulk of his to a negro er.
servant, Francis Barber. Washington's
will was signed at the bottom of each
page and was prepared with that scrupu
lous care and exactitude which distin-
.Tti.eliAf. P.vnrv net nf hU life. The wi
li is life.
t ? ... t t
of Napolean has always been regarded as
a stigma on his character. lie bequeath-
cd ten thousand francs to the man who
was suspected of a design to assassinate
the JJuke of Wellington, uc expressed
the opinion that "he had as much right
. .1, ! 1 .1 1...
to assassinate that oligarch as the latter
had to send me to perish cu the Island
of St. Helena." The learned Dr. John
Ho lms Warren of IJoston made a
(1856) directiug that,
"After the funeral solemnities, in the
full and proper form of the Episcopal
- Church that his body be removed to the
. . n rnv AUKMtinn . ln's ,L-1.
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cton to be preserved, whitfiticd, arid pla-
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affording a 'lesson useful to morality aud
science ;' earnestly hoping that his family
would lay aside any natural feeling of op
position to this, his last request, consider
ing that it was for tho interest of human
ity, and for his and their honor." (His
wishes were faithfully carried out.)
It was a touching proof of the great at
jtion which Lord Chancellor Eldon
bore to the memory of his wife, when he
enioioed in his will that her wedding-
riug should be deposited in his owd cof-
We will close what wc have io.say on
this subject by mentioning that vdhtU
cal wills were formerly quite common in'
Snort Love Story."
Here is a story told by one Morgan, a
sea captain, concerning the choice of d
husband at sea which may afford a prof
itable hint to young ladies en voyage :-
Single ladies often cross the water un
der the special care of the captain of tho'
ship, and if a love affair occurs among
the passengers, the captain is usually the
confidante of one or both parties. A ve-j
ry facinating young lady had been' rjlaced
under Morgan's care, and three Vouns
; men fell desperately in love with btr.
They were all equally agreeable, and tho.r-
young lady was puzzled which to encour
age. She asked the captain's advice.
"Come on deck," said he, "the. first day3,
it is perfectly calm ; the gentlemen of
course, will all be near you. I will have
a boat quietly lowered down, and you
jump overboard and see which of the
gentlemen will jump after you."
A calm day soon came, the captainV
suggestions were followed, and two of the
lovers jumped after the lady at the instant.
Rut between these two the lady could not'
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decide, so exactly was their devotion. '
She had again. consulted the captain
"Take the man that didn't jump he's
the more sensible fellow, and will niakor
the best husba'n'd."
A pious old lady, who was too unwell
to attend meeting, used to send her thick
headed husband to church to find out tho
j text the preacher selected as the founda
tion of his discourse. The nnnr flii'iiii'
was rarely fortunate enough to remember
but one Sabbath b:e ran for home in hot
haste, and with a smirk of satisfaction on
his face, informed his wife that he could
repeat every word, without missing even3
so much a3 one syllable. The words'
were as follows :
"An angel came down from hc:a7en,and
took a live coal from the altar.".
"I know every word." replied the bus-
"I am anxious to bear it,"
"They are nice words." observed tho
"I'm glad your memory ig inrp'foving;
but-dou't keep me in suspense, my dear,"
"Just get your big Bible?- and.then I
will say the vfo'rds, for I know them 'by
I said them" a hundred times on1
my way home."
"Well, let's hear them."
"Ahem !" said he clearing his throat!
"A Ingun came down from New Haven
and took a.live colt by the tail, and jerk-
fid hira out of the halter'
Didn't Strike "Lie."
Jb'or many years Geologists have be-
lieved that his Satantic Majesty's Eealm
h,y near to the surface of the earth, in
Pike County, Pa., and it was a mcfttfed
question, until a short time since, when?
a mere accident decided it. It seems
that a number of wealthy men of that
county concluded tfrat Pike Co. was rich'
in other prducts besides "hoop poles" and
, "rattlesnakes. ' In short, thsv had an at-
tack of "He on the'brain." The company
was organized, stock subscribed, and thor
spot indicated for the experiment. All
went on swimmingly "as a marriage bell."
The surface indications were good ; ex
pectation rose high ; likewise the stock.
After much toil, labor and trouble, and
penetrating the bowels of the earth to tho
distance of half a mile, and just at a timo
when the indications of a rich "vein
the precious fluid being fonnd wers
very flattering, the' auger struck the up
per strata and penetrated into'tbe "Shades
of Hades !" The intense heat melted tiie
diamond point of the drill, and the. Com
pany "busted !"
Thus ended the wild speculations of
An extraordinary case has been brought
to light at Colyton, in the west of Eng
land. A. man who Is generally looked ori
as an eccentric character, has in his nos-
; atBaiuu uuuurieu uuipae ui uis moiner;
who died five years ago. When she died
, lie liaiJ a leaden coffin made with a glass
.plate sat in. He deposited the coffin in
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to look upon the faco of his mother.
The following aro among the notices
put up at a petroleum tovfn id Western
rennsylvania : "JNo talking with tho
chambermaid" "Fare as high as at any
other house" "Not responsible for boots
left in the hall" "No sardines admitted."
An impatient boy, waitiug for the grist,
said to the miller : dl . .cdiild eat the meal
as fast as the mill grinds it." "IJow
loug could you do so?" inquired the mil
ler. "Till I starved to death," was tho
"I mourn for my bleeding country,"
said a certain army co'ntfHctor to Gereral
Sheridan. "So you o'uglit, you scoun
drel," replied Sheridan, for lidbody h'a3
bled her more than yon."
Josh Billings says, When once axed if I
believed in the final sarvation,of fiaen, I .sod,
yes but let me pick the men."