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Furnier Dennis's Story.
OR, THE PASHA'S MORAL 81 UVB.
Under the locust-trees, one summer noon.
Throe stalwart swains were resting from tho
And, for the want of other topic, being
And overfull of bounding blood, they told.
Each to the others, just ".hat sort of maid
Would suit, their fancies for a w ife.
One would not wed unlcs the girl had wealth.
Another would have Beauty till his arms
With ever ready dilliunce. The third und
Beardless and junior of the other twain,?
Who Boomed to carry, in each full, frank
A beating heart,?said Love was all he crav
For was not lovo both Sewing-maid and
Of happy homes, content with serving whom
It loves, and yet inspiring service from the
Tho farmer Dennis, owner of tho fields.
And master of tho day, had heard it all;
And now arose among the three,
In nil the grizzly glory of a patriarch.
Ho was a walking-book of talcs to fit
All times and seasons, und a hint would
The copious tap-spring of his appositcnossJ'
"Tho dial gives us yet ten minutes, boys/'
He said, "If all agreed. I'll tell a tale."
4'We're all agreed," they answered in a
And straight the tongue of Dennis started
Wise Ozmun Eli, Pnsha of Bagdad,
Upon the hill sides had long herds of sheep:
And mnny camels trod the torrid sands.
To bring him wealth of gold, atid spice; and
From far off coasts and all the midland
But these to him were common things of
Not holding in their dusty claims his heart.
He had a daughter, fairer than a flower,?
Tho gift of Allah to his favorite house,?
Who moved, ubovc theso vnpois like a star,
And hid his being with a ray of love.
As bulbuls'come to |court the moon-kissed
So came the Princes of adjneent lands
To woo the Pasha's daughter. She, disturb
By so much wooing, could not fix her
Upon a choice; for liko the passive roso
"Whoso petals are kept trembling all the
By constant waft of w ing succeeding wring;
So fluttered her joung heart besot with
Yet homelsss 'mid tho pleading multitude'
Not much the wonder, then, that she should
And havo recourse, quite oft, to secret
Nor that old Ozmun AH should look stern.
To sec so many horses haltered at his gate.
And all his ground a court of serenades
By night, and nothing coming of it all.
"Light of mine eyes!" he ccicd, "Why, day
Come all these jrrinccs hither ! Intcndcst
0 boncy of my soul ' to wed them all ?
And wherefore on thy checks, that shame
So oft arc seen the tell-talo marks of tears?"
She answered, with arising gush of sobs:
"O'iiro, beloved of my utmost soul !
1 cannot make a choice, among the crowd
?Of soft eyed princes all professing love
With equnl tongues, and all so grand and
!'By Allah ! then I'll help thee, 0 my soul !'*
?Said Ozmun AH. while a frown of sage,
Parental wisdom overcame his face?
"Within my hall, to-night, let all be met:
And let thy maid proclaim, so all mny hear,
Thou shalt not wed !?that if thou disobey,
Thou goest naked to thy husband's house,
Without a robe, a jewel, or a sheep,?
Save only thou shalt^takc a bleating Jamb
To be thy portion, to the law be tilled !'
Next morning, soon as e'er the risen sun
Had chased tho early vupoi'S from tho hills.
The I'asha met his daughter walking out,
Among the flowers: yot wet and cool with
"Hail, spouse of the morning come to tnec t
Thy Lord; the Sun ! How faro the moon
He asked, "How took they my decree?"
Am\ wise protector of my simple soul!"
She spake, und blushed, "As thou comman
It hath been done. While yet my Haiden
There was a mutter, as of distant winds,
Among my lovers; when I looked again,
Behold! one more than half the whole had
^Alluh is great, my daaghtcr !" Ali said.
"Yet. still there is a host, what gshall I do,
Aly father, to decide among ^thc rest?"
4Thie night, bind all thy locks in cloth of
Sold Ozmun Ali. "So that all lie hid.
And o er it draw the close-clipped wig I
In traffic with the shaven Frankish infidel,
And o'er thino eyes, like evening stars, ar
One of thine arms in bnndago to thy neck
Tio deftly also limp upon a crutch
Into the court, where all thy lovers are;
Then let thy maul proclain, so all may hear,
Behold our mis'.iess, scarred with luckless
To-day, while trifling with a Chinese toy,
Then, Btumbllng in blind fright, a fall hath
Tho rest. Who takos her now takes hclp
A cripplo, blind and charmless all her lifo.'
E'en as commanded, so the thing was done;
Wso Ozmun Ali,*from a garden walk,
Saw all the wild-cyed lovers fly to horse,
Like men discomfit led in rush of war,?
Save one, wlio, lull an I firm, ami ?aithful,
With arms extended to protect l?is love,
And eyes that spake eternal sympathy.
Next morn, His faithful daughter told him
How all had flown savo one (as he had seen.)
"Alah he praised ! False playing hatli un
The false. Him take, O rosebud! and be
Radiant with jewels, dowered with fullv
Her faMter's glory, to Thy Faithful arms
The Pasha's daughter went, a per fee I
Such a little witch as sho was, this
Knty Day, of whom I write. Sho
couldn't, help flirting if sho tried, and
it wasn't her fault, of course, if men
wore taken in by the round, childish
face nnd great innocent blue eyes For
they were, SCoros of the in, nnd Kitty
wint on her way rejoicing?Completing
their bewilderment by tho shy looks,
and smiles, and blush's, that really
meant nothing, but were very effective
Rut, in an unlucky hour for Kitty,
she s-tid "Yes" to a dark, melancholy
young man, who had been her shadow
for months. She wasn't in earnest, but
did it for the "fun of the thing," and
because she wanted to know how it felt
to he "'engaged." It resulted seriously,
however, lor, in spite of express com
mnndd to the contrary, the accepted
suitor went di eetly to her father and
told him nil about it.
Mr. Day looked at his daughter
mischievously that night, as she sit
behind the tea urn with such a comical
assumption of dignity.
'?So I'm to lose my little housekeeper
befure hmg, am IV questioned he,
"Why, papa, what do you mean ?"
and Kitty blushed scarlet.
"Mr. Gilbert called on inoto?day.
lie is an excellent young man, and the
son of one of toy oldest friends. I
heartily approve your choice, my dear."
"Ho promised to keep the engage
ment a secret," said Kitty, iu a vexed
"So he told me, but concluded after
word to break his promise rather than
act dishonestly. For it wouldn't have
been quite fair to have concealed the
engagement from me."
"I dnu't know why, I'm sure. It's
ouly a bit. of my fun, anyway, [never
meat.l to marry him."
Mr. Day looked at her sternly.
"I'm not jesting," she added, pettish
ly, "lie threw himself into such a
passion that I was fairly frightened
into saying "Yes.' and sorry en ?u^h I've
been fur it since."
"Arcyour iu earnest, Kitty V
"Yes, I Mil," and tho blue eyes
fl: shod defiantly.
"Is it possible that a daughter of
mine has so little feeling and prin
"Now, p'tpa, what is the use of
lecturing. Vou know me of old. I'm
in trouble aud want you to help mo out
"Put you've given your word, Kitty,
and must abide by it."
"Didu't lie break Iiis ?"
"Yes, and Was justified in doing so
Hut you are not. Still, I'll give you n
choice of two evils, if you think of mar
rying voting Gilbert one Few girls
would Kit her keep your promise an 1
make the best nl circumstances, <"?
break it. and pass the winter in th-j
tp?ntry with your aunt Dorothy. For
I'm nut going to have you play fust and
loose with men's lte.trts after this
Kitty h oked up in her father's fa CO d.s
bclicviugly, but was determination wi it
ten there; and, filled with sudden dis
may, she begati to plead for a reprieve
of the sentence.
Put Mr. Day wouldn't listen.
"You can stay in tho ei y and par
lieipate in its gayeties o i one conditio i
only, and that I've mentioned," said
"Was ever anything so provoking V*
muttered Kitty, nftor her lather ha 1
j ?ronc down town. "Aunt Dorothy
lives in a forlorn-looking old place, and
it's a perfect wilderness around her, and
papa knows that she is thq crosses:t old
maid in existence. Put I'll be even
with him yet."
Tho next morning Kitty announced
her intention of remaining in the city.
"Put, papa, if Mr. Gilbert himself
should grow tired of the engagement,
alter knowing mo better, you'll not
punish nie for that, will you '(" and her
eyes trembled mischievously.
"Certainly not, child. What a
question to ask."
Put Kitty hud a motive in it. A
plan had suggested itself to her mind
for outwitting both father and lover.
Put she didu't menu to hurry, and be
gan to pave the way for it success
As gi od luck would havo it, who
should call on her that morning but her
cousin i' . the firm ally and abettor of
her childish mischief, und as ready to
help her now as then.
' Oh, Joe, such trouble as I'm iir?"
an<i she clasped her hands with a pretty
little cost uro of appeal
'?What, you, Kitty? Ts your canary
bird fractious, or is it something ah tut
a new dross or bonnet that don't equal
your expectations ?"
Kitty looked at. him so reproachfully
that Ito was sobered in a iniuuto.
"Tell nie all about it," whispered ho.
'?T'.u engaged," and if.she had been
nnnouhciug her own fun 'rul, >ho
couldu't have dune it tu a more solemn
doc Hushed up to tho roots of his
kair. and clasped and unclusnod his
h inds in d nervous sort ol way, bi t.
didn't, say anything.
Kitty watched hi hi maliciously. ''It s
to that young Gilbert, lie's a splendid
fellow, und has great dark eyes and the
dearest little moustache. You know
him. don't you.''
'?.\i>?yes?a little." stammered Joo,
to iho delight of his listener. -'Hut
what's the trouble about '! Won't your
father consent?" and he looked so tit
terly wretched that Kitty, with a faint
twinge of remorse, ha.slot.ed to toll him
the tiue state of the case.
Ho brightened up wonderfully.
"Then you don 't love the man, after
nil ?" heasked
"Well, I don't know," she answered,
meditatively. '?! never looked into thu
mutter much. I suppose he's as good
as any one, but I'm not in a marrying
mood at present"
doc's countenance foil again. "Will
y<u tell me just what you want?" Slid
lie, a little sternly.
'?Now don't be cross, Joe ; you're the
only friend I've got in tho world," and
Kitty r.ised her soft oy cs imploringly.
lie was mollified at once. "Why not
break wi h Gilbert and accept the
alternative ?" sug^citjd ho. "Twon't
be so very dull at Ann:. I) orothy's. I've
a colloga friend in tho neighborhood
and can visit you occasionally."
? Poor Joe ! Tho idea of having her
all to himself was delightful, an 1 hu
waited lbr her answer with subdued
'?Is th.it. the only plan that has
oecuned to you 7" answered Kitty
sarcasMcally j "you haven't- .tnu.h i.i
genuity if y?u oan d tviso n i othar w iy
ill* getting me out of this dilom tu. I 'vo
no intention of bico.ning an auim ttod
fossil. Now listeu to what I propose."
Then Kitty disclosed her plot, nud
Joo listened approvingly, und tho two
heads were still henfc close together
when young Gilbert called tin hour
later. Ho entered unannounced, and
Kitty give such a start au I a blush at
him that. Joe's hopes again sank to
zero. Hut if he'd boon sensible he'd
known that her cmburrnssm ut was the
result of Burprisc rathur than emotion.
She was very arch an I winning th it
morning until alter Joo left (the little
witch know he was on nettles all Iho
time), then she changed her tactics and
grew cold and distant. 1 'So you hail to
tell papa, after all," she sneered, "men
can't keep a socict.."
Her lovor tried to explain, but she
wouldn't listen, and gave him such a
rasping as w nil 1 !i ive done ere lie to the
shrillest, and noitdest of viragos.
? Is this a specimen of her temper ?"
thought he, escaping into thu street"as
soon as possible "Who'd have thought
her soft eyes could flash so, or the lines
of her faoa sharpen in such a curious
Way i She really looked dangerous."
Had he seen Kitty laugh and clap
her ha ids. as she vanished from the
scene, he'd have been in ire puizlu I than
Tl-.e next tiui'j they met she greeted
him with such a charming smile, an 1
looked so naive and unconscious th it
this little episode would have passed
from his memory ii'it hi In': bce.i for
He accidentally (?) overheard aeon
versation betwoou her cousin nnd
another gentleman. Kitty was the
theme of tho discourse.
??.She's a lieur little girl, b it a rogu
lar virago," said Joe. ''Everybody's
afraid of her when she gets into one of
her tantrums. She just raves and goes
on in a way tint's perfectly frightful.
There's utuintol insanity in the blood,
you know ; her aunt and grandmother
died in tin insane asylum."
Young Gilbert listened, shuddering.
These, worth, explained the scene that
hud puzzled him before and awakeuu I
forebodings for the future. " You saw
her lather come down town last week
with his head till bandaged up, and heard
hint tell, perhaps, how terribly bo's
ofllictcd with neuralgia," continued Jo,;.
"Poor bid gentleman! 'twas Kitty
did the mischief, lor in one of her angry
lits she threw tho flatiron across tho
table, and it hit him in the temple.
He's anxious to marry her off, ami I
hear, Gilbert's to bo the happy man."
'I hat individual turned pale. lie
remembered Mr. Pay's eagerness in
forwarding his suit, and the wish that
hu had expressed that his daughter's
marriage should take place at an early*
date. Though his love for Kitty was
us strong us his shallow nature was
capable* of feeling, a vixenish wile
would be unendurable. Put wasn't it
possible that her cousin was mistiketl^
,ir4 bau colored Liu: picture n little too
h(g%rjt?4Jjg EflSgtg^j L^jy^L'LiiL1' farther
They came spec-lily. A week la tor
he called on Kitty?just at dusk?and
was ushered by mistake (?) into the
library. The door between that and the
dinui groom stood slightly ajar ; a wo
man's shrill voice reached hi n from
thence Was it Kitty's? Yes. he re
cognized it ; ho had heard it once before,
pitched i>i the same high key.
"Don't, tell me you don't moan to,"
sho screeched, more like a in id wo n to
than anything else. "You did, you did,
you wretched little imp !" Thon there
iViilj the sound of a heavy blow and the
shriek of a child.
'?Oh ! don't, don't, Miss Kitty !"
willed a pitiful voice. "'Twas so dirk
I couldn't see when you run up against
mo, and then I stumbled tin 1 fell und
the pitcher got broker', an 1 I tried to
keep the milk off your pretty dress, but
"You stumbled and fell, ' mimicked
Kitty. "Well, I'll teach you id: to
another lime. Take that, au I that, an 1
.that," giving the child blow'after blow
tint rosounnod through the room.
"Bio.p your snivelling, too. Do you
hear ! I'll make you if you do i't."
'I he sobs were hushed'up, nnd Kitty
wen! on :
??'Twas the prettiest dress 1 had, and
its spoilt completely j and all through
your carelessness, you little imp ! Oh !
if I'd only a cowhide '. 'twould do me
good to give 3*011 such a whipping as you
"Kitty, let that child alone," said a
new voice ; and Gilbert recognized it as
'I shall do no such thing (let out "I
tl.c way. and mind your own business !"
she shrieked, nnd there was somethinj;
that sounded like a buttle whi'.zing
tjinngh tho room and crashing; up
against the wall. Then a in tn's gr.ni i
was heard distinctly.
' t)!i! Ki;ty, how could you ?" sai.l
her cousin, reproachfully. "You've cut
my cheek terribly; see how the blojd
Gilbert didn't wait to hear any more,
'on: tied from the. house, resolved that
lie'wouldn't marry.such a vixci, thoug'.i
jliO hid 'he lac: and form of a lieb*
The Iroiit don- had no sooner closed
'ii him, then th ; actors in the :ib ?V0
) drama went oil"into spasms of mcrriui snt
Kilty, stood revealed iu the gis light,
with dross uninjured, there was not a
cot t<> be seen on doe's lace ; the child
was no??.h oe visible.
??Oh! oli! 'twas too funny gapped
Kitty ; "that whine would hive de
coived anybody, 'twas so natural. 1
hall started myself, thinking'twas really
a child's voioo ^instead of yours. Yo i
deserve,n reward of merit fur such splen
did acting "
"Give mo one then, nnd theo let me
chouse it. myself," whispered Joo.
" Well, what will yii;i h ive V an 1 sho
looke I up archly.
"What a modest demand." There
was a mocking smile on Iiis lips but her
e) es fell beneath his.
? i> > you think so?" air] taking the
misch ievoiH little f.tea between Iiis
hands he scumed it closely. Wii.it he
saw there was evidently satisfactory, lot
he kissed it over and ov o- md Kitty,
though she resisted a little at lir.st,
finally submitted with a very g?ol
"'Tis well to be oil'with the old love
before you are ou with the new,"
whispered ho slyly. "Gilbert's done
fur, and I've stepped into hi> place."
"Hut he didn't treat mo in this way,"
"1 hope not. 'Twould be worse for
him if he had. I'd .'?hoot hi in in a
minute ;" and Joe tried to look belliger
ent, but failed wofully.
Mr D.iy was surpris >d the next morn
ing by a call from Kilty's late suitor.
J he voting man seemed ill at ease, and
stammered n good deal in making his
"1 understand, s:r, that insanity i-.
hereditary in your family," he began,
awkwardly, and ? and ? " ho paused and
tried to collect his ideas ? "that Kilty's
aunt and grandmother died in a lunatic
"All ti mistake," responded Mr. Day,
pompously. "There never was a COSO Of
insanity either among my own kindred
or that of my late wile."
"Hut your daughter, sir, has a pecu
liar disposition, ami I lind it isn't suited
to miiiw at till. ?? e should be miserable
together. 1 desire, therefore, to with
draw from the ougugemeut."
"Ami have you told her this?"
thutid crcd his listener, white with rage.
I'or Mr. Day really had a violent
(Olliycr, and didn't need to feign its
I possession, liko Kitty.
"Dear nie 1 the lather is WOi'30 then
the daughter," thought the young mail.
Aloud he answered, "Oh, no ; J came to
you Hist." rTlio fact was lie didn't dare
face Kitty with nny such proposition )
"Well, sir, nil I have to s ly is that
jou'icn mean, contemptible villi in, nnd
If you don't got out of my office this
sfuiuto, I'll kick you down stairs," and
bci?l'? the words were fairly out of Mr.
Day's mouth ho started to make his j
Young Gilbert made a hasty retro?I?,
convinced that not only Kitty, but Day,
also, was particularly ius.iuj.
K ilty list cued demurely to h ;r fithor's
"v>tSMij of* the affair, and tho anathemas
ho hiii fcTt -^rjf ij'.lsC her recreant lover .
OliCO, though, durTflrg*' i-rrrt-ijarratin sh >
shook so with laughter that ne^fettjtod
at her suspiciously. Uut she put on aT"1
once* such an air of wrctchodnc3S that
he ascribe;! il'to wounded pride. It was
not till two years afterward thit he
learned tho truth, and Kitty was mar
ried to Joe, who, I Ibrg >t. to say, wa
uot her own cousin, though she called
him so, but a sort of distant rcl ttion .
.Mr. Day received his revelation good
liutuorcdly (Joe had always bean his
special favorite), und ho was ready
enough to laugh with the rjst over 'ho
way in which he had been outwitted.
Paw Pres higinthe Cars.
Wo have but little sympathy for a
man who will barter away the alloc lion
he should feel for a wile !or th ! fi :klo
smiles and favor of other wo nan, whose
characters are not th : purest, an I wh ?3:
moral stamina is not strong enough to
keep them afll >at 6a the dark witcrs of
Therefore, wo c ml 1 only smile when
wo the other d iy, learned the details o!'
the lollowing little opsio I s.
\V. L , of this city, is a young mar
lied man of ni ne than ordinary attrac
tion, and, nf course he knows it, lie id
a regular lady like?in his estimation.
A lew years ago In: won tho heart an i
the haul of an in toll i ;cnt girl from a
neighboring town; but In cannot resi-t
the fascinations of his ol I ways among
he .opposite sex, and he never lets an
opportunity slip ol unking himself agree
able to them, an 1 ingratiates himself
into their confidence as lar :?.??> posst?
Last week hi.i wife was visifvl by nn
acquaintance of Itcr girl'iooJ from the
country?a smart, fresh looking damsel,
hut not over scrupulous about her con
duct?rather loose in her ways,showing
poor bringing up. During her visit
here, Mr. D , his wife stud their visitor
to >k occasion run up to Nicholson for
a day of pleasure, whieh pusol of to
the appureut uujoym.mt of all on corn
Hut it. was on tin return trip that th >
fan commence 1 ? for the w'.'e. The
throe passengers occupied twj seats in
the ear opp site to oi.dt other, t!t i hits
bind an 1 a low necessary articlet of
baggage on ouo seat, and the lad ic3
Laughter, merriment and jokes, inter
sporsed with comments on the events of
the day were freely indulged in. and
everything was g dug on swimmingly,
until at, length Mrs. L. thought she
caught a glimpse- in thu dark corner o!
the car, of her husband's hand reaching
that of her companion, which lay pari
Iy concealed under her shawl.
h was the careful movement ofa mo
men! to place her own hand where his
was likely to fall. The next instaut she
felt the real old time pressure of her
youthful lover's palm, which she roluru
ed with the ardor that she had done ia
the days |ong gone.
Kvcn'followed a half liaur of more
than usually lively conversation on tho
pai t of her husband, and it. was inter
sperse 1 at every significant point, as
commas, with hoarty grasps of his wifei
little ban I, which were oft antim ts len j;t.'i
ened into a downright Squoosoj and cv
cry one was returned with equal far.' ir
by his wife-, who was delighted bayou 1
measure at the success of her little g l n :.
Nothing interforred with the pro
gramme, until at I mgth tho o t in st
suddenly burst open the door within a
low IV'ct of them, when the full glare of
his lantern fell oh the discomlitted
wight and the laughing wife, She hoi I
slon'ly to her husband's hand and Ii.: 1
it as high us her hea l, until there
o itil I n ) l inger b.- a d tu t in i 'io thin 1
of one of the three as to tha sit t iti );l
n 'I'lo: man d' talk worth a e n: the
rest of tho trio, and as every; hing has
happened serene around their Inarth
ever since, it is presumed tint he li i 1
begged lorgivoiicss?and is looking for
One of Those- Slips.
A most ingenious device for carrying
on :t clandestine courtship was brought
to light by a grape skin, Friday evening
The young udy lives with her parents
and a brother on Pino street. The young
man whom .she favored is a trill : obnox
ious to the rest of t! o family, und it has
been their aim to keep him at a distance.
As he had not been to the llOUSC fur
soiiiu time, and us shohad not beoti tlis
covered with him on the Bli'Oet, tho
family fluttered themselves that tho ill.
stalled match was broken up. On r.i
day evening the brother arrayed himself
iu his be.it suit and wont down street .
Ah hour later, while passing along the
dark side ol the street, ho enoeuuiered
the objectionable suitor engaged iu clOiO
conversation with another man. Not
wishing to iuolicc him, he lifted his oyes
abov*j the level of tho other party's he id,
tuid was preparing to sail by with an uti
eouscious demeanor, when ho unfortun
ately stepped upon tho skin of a grapo,
and losing his balance, shot violently
into the strange gentleman's legs, Dring
ing him down upon himself. The young
man's embarrassment was chin zed to
and astonishment, when the
straUgCF cried out i:i the voice of bis
sister, "Ohj'Tom, bow could you ?" IIo
sprung to his feet lo.au instant. Tho
stranger w:ts also getting n;?md pre
sonting a most reratirkublo nflriiraaos.
Iiis face was as red as sc arlcWand his
glossy moustache was turned haljarouud,
one halt' laying across his mouth, and
the other half hugging tllO: leelsidoof
noso. '^Why, Mary!" oxclaimsw tho
shocked brother. 11 at M irv sai?3f noth
ing', and held her heal, while hcrMovor
made himself soiree. Tho broth jr^wfc-?
his sister bom?, and her mother cscartsd
her to her room, where she was at oicj
undressed and put t) bod, with hot
bricks to her fcotj and a quart of hot
boncsct down her throat. Elcr mother,
who couid n >t b Hove it of her daughter,
declared ir. was a case of bilious fever,
and dulormipod to get the host of it.
The lover has secured worlc in New
Haven for the wiuter.?D in'jmy NM\.
An Unexpected Answer.
The -St. Louis Democrat relates the
hitting the progress of tho trial of
the cast-of W idow .Matthews against
the HIcv.itor Company, iu the Circuit
Court she other day, Col. Slaybaek,
c mo -el for th ! defendant, cotieoivcd th.2
i lei tli it .tie Murphy, a witness forths
plaintiff, was a suitor for the hand of the
wid ?w, an I on tho ovo of leading bar
to tlio altar. tl citing Murphy oa the
staud, tho lawyer endeavored to brnig
this fact b.dbrj tho jury, and this was
th ? upshot of tho examination :
'Mr. M urphy, are.you any relation to
the pi uiti.T'r"
'.No, sir, I urn not.'
'Don't you evpeot to bo V
S ieh a thing might happen.'
?Now, are you not going to mtrry
'I'm afraid net.'
?Yon are afraid you won't eh; ?Well
now d m't you expect to marry hor-?'
'If my wife should die, and tho wid
ow remain single till then, such a thing
' might happen.'
The jurors,and spectators burst into
a roar of laughter; aud Murphy chuck
led at the cunniug manner iu which he
he h:id drawn the lawyer on. Tho
Col incl had nothing nurd to say ou the
m itrinioui il qubstiou,
a ?2000 Parrot.
'He was nineteen. yo;rs old, could
talk like a lawyer, uu I was the hand
somest bird that ever lived.'
That was John Enright's description
of his parrot iu tlio Special Sessions
'How much"is ho worth ?' asked Juf
tiee hedwith, ?K'dring to fix the grade
o! crime that Tlioaias Miller,accused of
si taling the birJ, was guilty.
Nothing could itiduce Mr. I7tiright to
lessen his valuation, and ho was allowed
to tell his story of the thelt. iMiller
h id with a hook and string fished up
the cage from where it dangled lrora a
fourth story window, and hurried away
with it over the roof's. Mr. Enright
he:.ring the cries of the sacred bird had
chased the thief .and caught hint, Mil
lor was soutenocd to tho .penltoatiary
for three m j;ith?.
'If the cussed parrot had kept his
mouth shut,'he told the oilier wh>
escorted him to th j blick nnria, 'I'd
h ive been ell right. Ho ke;jt b-oller
in - out 'Hi! hi!' and 'Dolly's a bully
boy!' and whoti I sworo at him ho oal/
kept it up the louder. It's my opinion
that n parrot's a d?d poor thing to
A Cum-: von Consumption.?A cor
respondent writes as follows about tho
sanitary power of a well known plant:
?? I have discovered a remedy for pulmon
ttry consumption, it has cured a nutu
b r of cases after they had cotnmcuccd
1 bleeding at the lungs and the hoctio
flush *was already ou the chock. Aftor
trying this remedy to my owu satisfac
tion, I have thought, philanthropy re
quired that I should let it bo kuowu to
tho world. It is the common mullen,
i ( pe I strong and sweetened with coffoa
sugar, an 1 drank freely. The horb
should bo gathered before tho cudol
July, if con von iont. Y"oung or. old
plants are good dried in the shade, aud
kept iu clean paper bags. The medicine
must be continued IVovn three to six
mouths, according^6 tlio nature of the
disease. It is goevfl lor the blood vessels
also It strengtiions tho system, and
bu?lds up instead of taking away
strength. It makes good blood, and
lakes inllam tCion from the lungs. It is
iho wish of the writer thatcvury period
ieil iu the United States, Canada and
lOuropo should publish thin rcoipo for
the benefit of tho human family. Lay
this up, and keep iu the house ready for
ii5j. ? UhrUf?Xii .Advocacc,