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Furnier Dennis's Story.
OR, THE PASHA'S MOHAI. 81 EVE.
Tinder the locust-trees, 0110 summer noon.
Three stalwart swains wore resting from the
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 wife.
One would not wed miles the girl had wealth.
Another would have Beauty fill his arma
With ever ready dilliance. The third und
Beardless and junior of the other twain,?
Who Bccmcd to carry, in each full, frank
A beating heart,?said Love was all he crav
For was not love both sewing-maid and
Of happy homes, content with serving whom
It loves, nnd yet inspiring service from the
The farmer Dennis, owner of the fields.
And master of the day, had heard it nil;
And now arose among the three.
In all the grizzly glory of a patriarch,
lie was a walking-book of talcs to fit.
All times nnd seasons, and a hint would
The copious tap-spring of his nppos'.tcness.'
?'The dial gives us yet ten minutes, boys,"
He said, "If all agreed. I'll tell a tale."
?"We're all agreed,'' they answered in a
And straight the tongue of Dennis started
"Wise Ozmtin Eli, Pasha of Bagdad,
Upon the bill sides bad long herds of sheep;
And many camels trod the torrid sands.
To bring him wealth of gold, and spice; nnd
From far off coasts and all the midland
But these to him were common things of
Not holding in their dusty claims his heart,
lie bad a daughter, fairer than a flower,?
The gift of Allah to his favorit'j house,?
Who moved above theso vapois like a star, 1
And hid bis being with n ray of love.
As bulbuls come to |court tho moon-kissed
So came the Princes of adjacent lands
To woo the Pasha's daughter. She, disturb
By so much wooing, could not fix hor
Upon n choice; for liko the passiv? rose
"Whoso petals are kept, trembling all the
By constant, waft of wing succeeding wine;,
So fluttered her joung heart beset with
Yet homclsss 'mid tho pleading multitude
Not much the wonder, then, that she should
?And have recourse, quite oft, to secret
Nor that old Ozmun Ali should look stern.
To sec so many horsc3 haltered at his gate.
And nil his ground a court of serenades
By night, aud nothing coming of it all.
"Light of mine eyes !" he ceied, "Why, day
Como all these |Princcs hither! Intended
0 honey of my soul ! to wed them all ?
And wherefore on thy cheeks, that shame
So oft arc seen the tell-tale marks of tears?"
Sho answered, wit h arising gush of sobs:
"(Tairo, beloved ot my utmost soul !
1 cannot make a cboico among the crowd
Of soft eyed princes all professing love
With equal tongues, und all so grand and
?'By Allah ! then I'll help thee, 0 my soul !''
?Said Ozmun Ali. while n frown of sage,
Parental wisdom overcame his face?
??Within my hall, to-night, let all be met:
And let thy maid proclaim, so all inny hear,
Thou shall not wed !?that if thou disobey,
Thou gocst nuked to thy husband's bouse,
"Without n robe, a jewel, or a sheep,?
Savoonly thou Bhaltjjjtukc a bleating lamb
To be thy portion, to the law be tilled !'
Next morning, soon as e'er tin risen sun
Had chased the early v:ipors from the hills.
The Pasha met his daughter walking out,
Among the flowers: yet wet and cool with
"Hail, spouso of the morning come to nice t
Tby Lord; the Suu I How faro the moon
Ho asked, "How took they my decree?"
And wise protector of my simple soul !"
Sho spake, and blushed, "As thou comman
It hath been done. While yet my Haiden
Thero was a mutter, ns of distant winds,
Among my lovers; when 1 looked again,
Behold! one more than half the whole had
"Alluh is great, my daaghtcr !" Ali sai l.
"Yet still there is a host, what |shall I do,
?ly father, to decldo uuiong [the rest?"
??This night, bind all thy locks in cloth of
Said Ozmun Ali. "So that all be bid.
' And 0 cr it draw tho close-clipped wig I
In traffic with the shaven Prankish infidel,
And o'er tbino eyes, like evening stars, ar
Ono of thine nrins in bnndago to thy neck
Tio deftly also limp upon a crutch
Into the court, where all thy lovers are;
Then let thy maid prdclniti, so all may hear,
Behold our misti ess, scarred with luckless
To-day, while trifling with a Chinese toy,
Then, stumbling in blind fright, a fall bath
Tho rest. Who takos her now takes help
A crlpplo, blind and charmless all her life.'
E'en as commanded, so tho thing was done;
Wiso Ozmun Ali.'from a garden walk,
Sow all the wild-eyed lovers fly to horso,
Like men discomfit ted in rush of war,?
Save one, who, tull ana firm, and tiaithful,
With arms extended (o protect his love,
And eyes that spake eternal sympathy.
Next morn, his faithful daughter told him
How all had flown save one (as he had seen.)
"Alah be praised ! False playing hath un
The false. Him take, O rosebud! and be
lludiant with jewels, dowered with fully
Her fa*tier's glory, to Thy Faithful arms
The Pasha's daughter went, a perfect
Such a little witch ns she was, this
Katy Day, of whom I write. She
couldn't help flirting if she tried, ami
it wasn't her fault, of course, if men
were taken in by the round, childish
face and great innocent blue eyes. For
they were, scores of them, and Kitty
wint on her way rejoicing?completing
their bewilderment by the shy looks,
and smiles, ami blush08, that really
meant nothing, but were very effective
But, in nn unlucky hour for Kitty,
she said "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." und
because she wanted to know how it felt
to be "engaged." It resulted seriously,
however, for, in spite of express com
mauds to the contrary, the accepted |
suitor went, di colly to her father and
told him all about it.
Mr. Day looked at his daughter
mischievously that night, as she sat
behind the tea urn with such a comical
"So I'm to lose my little housekeeper
before long, am 17" questioned he,
"Why, papa, what do you mean '!"
and Kitty blushed scarlet.
'?Mr. Gilbert called on me to-day.
He is an excellent young man. ami the
son of one of my oldest friends. 1
heartily approve your choice, my dear."
"lie promised to keep the engage
ment a secret," said Kilty, in a vexed
"So he told me, but concluded after
ward to break his promise rather than
act dishonestly. For it wouldn't have
been quite fair to have concealed the
engagement from me."
"1 diiu't know why. I'm sure it's
only abitofiuy fun, .anyway. 1 never
meant to marry him."
Mr. Day looked at her sternly.
'?I'm not jesting," site added, pettish
ly, "lie threw himself into such a
passion that I Was fairly frightened
into saying ?Y'cs.' and sorry en >ugh L've I
been for it since "
"Areyour in earnest, Kitty?"
"Yes, I am," and the blue eyes
fl: shed defiantly.
"Is it possible that a daughter of
mine has so Hille feeling and prin
"Now, papa, what is the use of
lecturing. You know me of old. I'm
in trouble and want you to help me out
"Hut you've given your word,. Kitty,
I and must abide by it."
"Didu't lie break his ?"
"Yes, and was justified in doing so
Hut you uro not. Still, I'll give you a
choice of two evils, if you think of mar
rying young Hilbert one Few girls
would Either keep your promise and
make the best ol circumstances, or
break it and pass tho winter iu tin
touutry with your nuut Dorothy. For
I'm not going to have you play fast und
loose with men's hearts after this
Kitty looked up in her father's face d'.s
bolicviugly, but was determination wiil
ten there; and, filled with sudden dis
may, she began to plead lor arcpriavo
of the sentence,
Hut Mr. Day wouldn't listen.
"You can slay iu the ei y anil par
tieipate in its gayetias o i one conditio i
ouly, and that I've mentioned," said
"Was ever anything so provoking ?"
muttered Kitty, after her father ha 1
gone down town. "Aunt Dorothy
lives iu a forlorn-looking old plaae, and
it's a perfect w ilderness around her, and
papa knows that she is tho.crossost old
maid iu existence. Hut I'll'bo even
with him yet."
The next morning Kitty announced
her intention of remaining in the eity.
"Hut, papa, if Mr. Gilbert himself
should grow tired of tho engagement,
alter knowing mu better, you'll not
punish mc Iu'- that, will your" and her
eyes trembled mischievously.
"Certainly not, child. What a
question to ask."
Hut Kitty had a motive in it. A
plan had suggested itself to her mind
for outwitting botfi father and lover.
Hut she didu't mean to hurry, and be
gan to pave thu way for it success
As gi od luck would have it, who
should call on her that morning but her
cousin Joe, the Gnu ally and abettor of
her childish mischief, und as ready tu
help her now us then.
I ' Oli, Joe, such trouble as I'm in*,"
and she clasped her hands with a pretty
little ?renture ol' appeal
"What, you, Kitty? Ts your canary
bird tractions, or is it so nelhio x ah nit
a new dress or bonnet that don't equal
Kilty looked at him so reproaoHFully
that ho was sobered in a minute.
"Tell mo nil about it," whispered he.
"I'm engaged," and if she had been
announcing her own fun srul, she
couldn't have done "u iu a more solemn
Joe flushed up to tho roots of his
katr, and clasped and unclusoed his
hands in n nervous sort ol way, but
didn't, say anything.
Kitty watched him maliciously. "It's
to thai young Gilbert. He's a splendid
follow, and has great dark eyes and the
dearest little moustache. You know
him, don't you."
"No?yes?a little." stammered Joe.
to tho delight of Iiis listener. "Hut
what's the trouble about, ? ' Won't your
father consent ?" and he looked so ut
terly wretched that. Kitty, with a faint
twinge of remorse, hastened to tell him
the Hue state of the cuso.
lie brightened up wonderfully.
"Then you don't love the man, after
all ?" heusked
"Well. I don't know," i'ic nnswerod,
meditatively. "I never looked into the
mutter much. 1 suppose bo's as good
as any one, but I 'm nut in a marrying
mood at present"
Joe's countenance foil again. "Will
you tell mo just what you want?" said
In1, a little sternly.
"Now doo't be cross, Joe ; you're the
only friend I've got iu the world," ami
Kitty r.ised her soft eyes imploringly.
11 e was mollified at once. "Why not
break wi ll Gilbert and accept, the
alternative?" sug^estjd ho. "Twon't
be so very dull at Ann:, I) orothy's. I've
a colloge friend in the neighborhood
aud can visit you occasionally."
? Poor Joe ! Tho idea of having her
all to himself was delightful, and hu
waited for her answer with subdued
??Is that, the only plan that has
occurred to you?" answered Kitty
sarcastically ; "'you haven't, ,inu..ii i j i
gunuity if you can duvise no other way
uf getting me out of this dilomna. I've
no intention of beco.niug an auiiuited
Ibssil. Now listen to what I propose."
Then Kitty disclosed her plot, and
Joo listened approvingly, an 1 the two
bends were still bent close together
when young Gilbert called an hour
later. lie entered unannounced, and
Kilty nave such a start and a blush at
htm thai Joe's hopes again sank to
zero. Hut if ho d been sensible he'd
known that her embarrassment was ihe
result of surprise rather than emotion.
She was very arch and winning that
morning until after Joe left (tin; little
witch knew he was on nut ties all tho
time), then sho changed her tactics and
grew cold and distant.. 1 'So you had to
tell pap:, after all," she sneered, "nun
can't keep a seeiet."
ller IoV'.t trie 1 to c x plain, but sue
wouldn't listen, and gave him such a
rasping as would have done ere lit to the
shrillest and noiticst of viragos.
"Is this u specimen of her temper ?''
thought he, escaping into the street "as
soon as possible. "Who'd have thought
bur soft eyes e mid flash so, or the lines
of her fuea sharpen in such a curious
Way ? She really looked dang?rous."
Had he seeu Kitty laugh and clap
her ha i ls, as she Vanished fron the
scene, he'd have been m >ro puzzle 1 than
Tho next time they met she greeted
him with such a charming smile, and
looked so naive ami unconscious thai
this little cpisodu would have passed
from his memory if it lia-ln't bce i for
lie accidentally (?) overheard a bun
vcrsation between her cousin and
another gentleman. Kitty was t!i ?
theme, of th i disc ?Urse.
?'She's a dear little girl, but a regu
lar virago," said Joe. ''Everybody's
a! raid of her when she gets into one of
her tantrums. She just raves and goes
on in a way that's perfectly frightful.
There's u taint of insanity in the bio id,
you know ; her aunt aud grandmother
died iu an insane asylum."
Young Hilbert listened, shuddering.
These word.', explained (he scene that
had puzzled him before and awakened
foreboliiigs for the future. "You saw
her lather COII10 down town last we. k
with his head all bandaged up, and heard
him tell, perhaps, how terribly he's
ofllicted with neuralgia," continued Joe.
??I'oor old gentleman 1 'twas Kitty
did the mischief, lor iu one of her angry
fits she threw the flatil'Oll across the
table, aud it hit him in the temple.
He's anxious to marry her oil, and I
hear, Gilbert'? to bo the happy man."
'I hat individual turned pale. Ho
remembered Mr. Hay's eagerness in
forwarding his suit, and the wish that,
ho had expressed that his daughter's
marriage should take place at an early"
date. Though his love for Kitty was
us Btroug ns his shallow nature was
capable* of feeling, a vixenish wilo
would be unendurable. Hut wasn't it
possible that her cousin was mistaken']
had colored tlio picture a litt le too
hfcwrj-'r-Mg iSfiglggd f^jvajL^L1' further
They came speedily. A weak'la tor
he called on Kitty?just at dusk ? :i nd
was ushered by mist ike (?) into the
library. The door between thar, and the
ditiin groom stood slightly ajar ; a wo
man's shrill voice reached Iii n fro in
thence. Was it Kitty's? Yes. he ro
cognized it ; he had heard it once before,
pitched in the same high key.
"Don't tell me you don't mean to,"
she screeched, more like a mad woman
limn 'anything else. "You did, you did,
you wretched little imp !" Thon there
\rajt the .sound of a heavy blow and tho
shriek of a child.
"Oh ! don't, don't, Mi*s Kitty !"
wailed a pitiful voice. "'Twas so dirk
f' cculdn't sec when you run up against
me, and then I stumbled and fell and
the pitcher got broken, and ! tried to
keep tlio milk off your pretty dress, but
"You stumbled and fell, ' mimicked
Kitty. "Well, I'll loach you not to
another time. Take that, an 1 th ir. in 1
.that," giving the child blow'after blow
tint rcsou lined through the room.
"Stqp your snivelling, too. Do you
hoar ! I'll make you if you do t't."
The sobs were hushed'up, and Kitty
went on :
'?'Twas the prettiest dress I had. and
its spoilt completely; and till through
y?ur carelessness, you little imp ! Oh !
if I'd only a cowhide ! 'twould do mo
flood to give you such a whipping as you
"Kitty, lot that child alone," said a
new voice ; and Gilbert recognized it as
?'I shall do no such thing. Get out ol
the way. and mind your own business !"
she shrieked, and there was something
that sounded like u bottle whi'.zing
through the room and crashing up
against the wall. Then a m ill's groan
was heard distinctly.
"Oh: Lvitty, how could you ?" said
her cousin, reproachfully. "You've cut
my cheek terribly; see how the b!o id
(filbert didn't wait to hour any more,
but lied from the. hoilSO, resolved that
he .vouldn't marry such a vixen, though
jilt! hid the face and form of a ilcbo
The front door had no sooner closed
on hltn, then tho actors in the above
drama wcut oil'into spasms of. merriment.
Kit y. stood reveahd iu the gas light,
with dress uninjured, thoro was not a
cut to be seen oil doe's face ; the chihl
was no .-. hero visible.
"Oh ! oh ! 'twas too fanny I" gasped
Kitty ; "that whine would hive de
coived anybody, 'twas s > natural. I
h ill stavtcd myself, thinking'twas really
a child's voice ^instead of yours. You
deserve,a reward of merit for such splon
did acting "
j "Give me ono then, nnd then let nie
choose it myself," whispered doe.
'? Well, what will you h ive if" an I sho
look-: 1 up archly,
i "What a modest, demand." There
I was n mocking smile on Iiis lips but her
eyes fell beneath his.
"Do you think so?" and taking tlio
mischievous little f.iee between h'.s
bauds ho scanned it closely. Wii.it he
saw there was evidently satisfactory, for
he kissed it over and over nod Kitty,
though she resisted a. little at first,
finally .submitted with a very g >o 1
"'Tis well to be oir with the old love
before you are on with the new,"
whispered he slyly. "Gilbert's done
for, and I've stepped into his place."
* * 11111 he didn't treat me in this way,"
'?1 hope net. 'Twould be worse for
him if ho had. I'd shoot bi n in a
minute j" and Joe tried to look belliger
ent, but failed wofully.
Mr l).iy was surpris d the next morn
ing by a cail front Kitty's late suitor.
I he young man seemed ill at ease, and
stammered a good deal in making his
'?1 understand, sir, that insanity is
hereditary iu your family," he began,
awkwardly, and? and ? " he paused and
tried to collect his ideas ? "that Kitty's
aunt and grandmother died in a lunatic
??All a mistake," responded Mr. Day,
pompously. "There never was a e.iso of
insanity either among my oivu kindred
or that of my late wile."
"lint your daughter, sir, has a pecu
liar disposition, ami 1 I'm 1 it isn't suited
to niliij at nil. S\ o should be miserable
together. I desiro, thereforo, to with
draw IV nn the engagement."
"And have you toll her this?''
thutid cred his listener, white with rage.
I'or Mr. Day really had a violent
(Olliycr, and didn't need to feign its
possession, like Kitty.
' Dear nie! the lather is worse then
the daughter," thought, the young man. ?
Aloud hu answered, "(Hi, no ; J came to
you liist..'' (Tho fact was lie didn't dare
face lvitty with tiny such proposition )
"Well, sir, all [ have to say is that
jou'ie a mean, contemptible villian, and
if you don't get out of my oflioo this
minute, I'll kick you down stairs," and
before the words were fairly out of .Mr.
Day's mouth ho started to make bis
Young Gilbert made a hasty retro>t, |
convinced that not only Kitty, but Day,
also, was particularly iniane.
Kilty listened dciuuroiyto Inr father's
v'eTrrj-Jji of the affair, und the anathemas
ho hu;:r0^"~-ttfUuse bei* recreant lovdr .
Ouco, though, dui/'fiTg-i'fr^ sh ?.
shook so with laughter tha(7li(TiSw^tod
at her suspiciously. Hut she put on a?"^
once* such an uir of wrctchodhc3? that
he ascribed it'to wounded pride. It was
not till two yens afterward that ho
learned the truth, and Kitty was mar
ried to Joe, who, 1 forgot to say, was
not her own cousin, though she called
him so, but a sort of distant rol itioti.
.Mr. Day received his revelation good
hunioredly (Joe had always been his
special favorite), and ho was ready
enough to laugh with tho rest over the
way iu which he had been outwitted.
Paw LVcS-.ing in the Car-;.
Wc have but little sympathy* for a
man who will barter away the a Hoc io i
he should feel for a wile lor the fickle
smiles and favor of oilier wo n m, whose
characters arc n it tho purest, an 1 wh >;.
moral stamina is not strong enough to
keep them a'U ?at on the dirk witers of
Thcrcforb, we c ??ld only smile when
we the other day, learned t'i: details of
the following little epsio 11.
\y. Ij , of this city, is a young mar
ried man of more than ordinary ai.tr.ie
ti m, and, nf course he knows it. lie i<
:i regular lady liko?in his estimatio i.
A few years ago he.wou tho heart and '
the band of an intelligent girl from a ^
neighboring town; but In cannot resist
t!ie fascinations of his ol I ways a uon ?'
he.opposite ses, and ho never lets an
opportunity slip id m iking himself ugro j
able to them, at) 1 ingratiates himself
into their conlidcnco as jar as possi
Last week his wife wi- viiife 1 by an
j acquaintance of her girlti > 11 from the
country?a smart, fresh looking damiel,
but not overscrupulous about her con
duct?rather taosu in li >r ways,sli ?wihg
poor bringing up. During her visit
here, Mi. L , his wife and their visitor
to >k occasion to run up to Nicholson for
a day of pleasure, wiiieh pissed of to
tho apparent enjoyment uf all civaocrn
ed. " ? ?
j>ut it was on the return trip that th ;
run comnicncol?'lor the wife. The
three passengers occupied two seats in
the car opp site to caoh other, the has
bind an la lew n.-es-irv article* of
baggage on one seat, and the ladies
Daughter, merriment and jokes, inter
spersod with comments on tho events of
the day were freely indulged in, and
everything was going on swimmingly,
until at length Mrs. li. thought she
caught a glimpse in tho dark corner ul
tho car, of her husband's haul reaching
that of her companion, which lay pari
Iy conccale 1 under her shawl.
li was the careful inoveuionl of a mo
incut to place her own hand whore his
was likely to fill. The next instant she
felt the real old time prcisuro of her
youthful lover'.- palm, which she return
ed with the ardor that she had done ia
the days long gone.
Kvcn followed a half hour of more
tl.au usually lively conversation o i tho
pat t of her husband, and it. was inter
spersed at every significant point, as
commas, with hearty grasps ol' his wifei
little h ind, which wcreoftuntim ts length
encd into a downright * pinil uv
cry ?nie Was retained with onuil lortf ir
by his wife, w li i was delighted b sy i i 1
measure at tho success of her little g i n
Nothing iutcrfcrred with the prj
gramme, until at length the cud let >.?
suddenly burst open the door within a
[ few IVct of them, when the full glare of
his lantern fell on th e discoailittcd
wight and the la ighitig wife, She Ii il I
slowly to her husband's hand and lifted
it sis high as her head, until there
could no lunger be a d iu t i i tho min I
of one of the three as to tin sit uti u
. The iu in di lot talk worth a e or. th u
rest of tho trio, a id as everything has
happeucd screiio around thoir In irth
ever since, it, is presumed that ho had
begged forgiveness?and is looking for
One of Those Slips
A most ingenious device for carrying
on a clandestine courtship was brought
to light by a grape skin, I ri '.ay evening
The young ady lives with her parents
aud a brother oh Pino street. The young
man whom she favored is a tritle obnox
ious to the re t of t! e family, and it has
beott their aim to keep 1.iut at a distance
As be had not been to the house for
some time, and as shuhad not b en dis
covered with him on the street, the
family (loitered themselves that the ill
starred match was broken up. On Fri
day evening the brother arrayed himself
iu his best suit und wont, down street.
An hour later, while passing along the
dark Mile ol the street, he encountered
tho objectionable suitor engaged in close
conversation with another mau. Not
wishing to tiiotiec him, he lifted his oyes
abovsj the level of tho other party's head,
and was preparing to sail by with an an
conscious demeanor, when ha unfortun
ately stepped upon the skin of a grape,
and losing bis balance, shot violently
into the strange gentleman's legs, Dring
ing him down upon himself. Tho young
man's embarrassment was changed to
Jaorror an 1 astonishment, when -tho
stTorr^c." cried out in the voice of his
!sister, "Oh, i'om, how could you?" Ho
sprang to bis (cent! an instaafc. The
stranger was also getting irnnil pro
se itiug a m ist, remarkable njMearauoe.
H is lace was as red as sc irleMaad his
glossy moustache was turned hal^around,
one hali' laying across his mouth, and
the other half hugging the leelsideof
noso. "Why, Mary \" exclaim^W tho
shocked brother, lint M irv saidjnoth
ing', and licld hor heal, while hcr\lovor
m l ie himself sc iron. The brother^wt
his sister home, and her mother oscortod
her t ) her room, where she was at oicj
undressed nod put t) bed, with hot
bricks to her feet, and a quart of hot
b ; t down her throat. Her mother,
who coui 1 n )t b .diovc it of her daughter,
declared it, was :i case of bilious fever,
and determined to get tho best of it.
'l'he lover has secured worlc in New
! faven for t'.i i winter. ?D tiiburjjf iVitoh
An Unexpected Answer.
The St. Louis Democrat relates the
Dining tho progress of tho trial of
the case of Widow Matthews against
the Elevator Company, in the Circuit
Court she other day, Col. Slayback,
counccl for the defendant, coneetved the
i lo i th it 2no Murp'.iy, a witness for tho
pi lintiff, was a suitor for the hand of the
wid iw, an I on the eve of leading bar
to the altar. Uniting Murphy oa the
3tnnd, the lawyer endeavored ti brnig
this fact before the jury; and this was
th : upshot of tho examination :
?Mr. .Murphy, are.you any relation to
the pd mtiff
'Mo, sir, 1 tun not.'
? i lon't you expect to bo V
'Such a thing might happen.'
'Now, are you not going to marry
'I'm afraid nr>t.'
?You are afraid you won't eh; ?Well
now d m't you expeet to marry heri"
'If thy wife should dio, and tho wid
ow remain si igle till then, such a thing
The ji'.rots and spectators burst into
a r mi-?i'I l ighter, and Murphy chuck
i ? ! at the cunning manner iu which he
he hud drawn tho lawyer on. Tho
Col mcl had nothing nioro tosay on the
mi itrim ?ui.il questiou.
A $2000 Parrot.
'He was nineteen. yo;rs old, could
talk like a lawyer, und was the hand
somcst bird that ever lived.'
Thatwas Johu Euright'a description
of his parrot iu the Special Sessions
I How much is iie worth ?' asked Jus
tice Lcdwith, dvsiring to fix tho grade
? >! crima that Thomas Miller, aecusol of
stealing the bird, was guilty.
Nothing con! 1 induce Mr. En right to
lessen bis valuation, and bo was allowed
to tell his story of the theTt. iMiller
had with a hook and string fished up
the cage from where it dangled from a
fourth story window, and hurried away
with it over the roofs. Mr. Enright
bearing the cries of the sacred bird had
chased the thief and canght him. Mil
lor was seutcnood to tiro .penltoatiary
for thrco months.
'If the cus3C-d parrot had kopt his
mouth -!i it,' he told the olieer wh?
escorted him to the blick inaria, 'I'd
have boon rll right. Ho kopt boiler
tug but Uli! liif aud 'Doily's a bully
boy!' an 1 when I swore at Ifun ho oal/
kept i: up the louder. It's my opinioa
i!i.tt n parrot's a d?d poor thing to
A Cure for Consumption.?A cor
respondent writes as follows about tho
sanitary power of a Well known plant :
? I have discovered a remedy for pulmon
ary consumption. It has cured a nutn
!> ir of eases after they had commcuced
bleeding at the lungs and tho hoctic
! Hush - was already on the chock. Aftor
trying this remedy to my owu satisfac
tion, I. have thought, philanthropy ro
il uirod that I si) mid let it be kuotfu to
the. woil 1. It is the common mullcn,
t icped strong and sweetened with ootfoo
sngnr, an I diank freely. Tho herb
should be gathered beforo thoeudot
July, if convenient. Young or. old
plants are good dried in the shado, and
kept in eK an p iper bags. The medicine
mils! be continued from threo to six
months, according to tho nature of tho
disease. It is good for tho blood vessols
a ho It strengthens tho system,and
bu'lda up instead of taking away
strength, -it makes good blood, and
takes ititlaniation from tho lungs. It is
i he wish of t he writer that every period
ioiil in the United States, Canada and
Europe should publish thin recipe for
the benefit of tho human family. Lay
this up, ami keep in the bouse ready for
use.? Christum .Aduocacc.