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from the Alton; State -jitter.
Did st ever ask the insect tattler whit K ity real'y
did to make Mich a stir in the world and ive Deci
sion for its everlasting' soiig of"laty did!'' No!
"Well, tee have and here is its answer:
THE KATYDID'S ANSWER TOKATY.
Oh, Katy, dear, you know you did, at midiight's si-
Steal softly thro' the moonlight, to this my pleasant
And here beneith its vines and leave;, by blushing
You met the man you love, Katy, you did; you know
And here you leaned upon his breast, bis arm s
roiii'd yr.rr waist,
Yorrhtend was locked in his, Kate.aitd when he stoop
ed to taste
The r.ect.ir that was on vour lip, how gentle was !:e
You loved to henr his whisp.cred vows, you did, you
know you did.
TLe raoon v4s n The sr, Kate, the stars were watch -ir
The gea'le breith ol summer iiight was sporting in
your hair ;
I lister ed to vour words, Kate, thtu.;h-j
I heard thcrn ever v one, Kate, and i;T v.oulJ, co i?!
Eut r.evf-r fear me, n'l; one, nor waste a thr.tg'.'.t or
Lttt I should w'ulptr wh-t I heard in ar.y moil si
T Cldv port froorg the toughs, and liV-s a spirt
I think on what 1 saw and heard, and laugh ou'
I tec amor.g the leaves here, v. hen evening- zephyrs
And those that listen to my voce. I love to mysti-'y.
I never tell them all I know, although I'm often bid,
I laugh at curiosity and chirrup " Katy did.-'
1 would not mike you blush. Kate, your innocence I
1 know your spotle" puritv is like the viririn stiow.
Aai yet you'd betr not.Kate, altao' you tain vour c
Steal to my bower by moonlta!, as or.ce you know
THE BACHELOR'S MISTAKE.
Or, how Jonas Jenks was Astonished.
BT IXCT LIXWO0D.
The hero of our sketch we will call Jonas Jenks.
A ratural feeling cf sympathy forbids our using
his real name : and as he is an extremely sensitive
oM gentleman, he might not care to be made a
subject of merriment for our re aders.
Jonas Jonks was what all the world would call
a clever fellow," but beyond that, his good
qualities were few. He was looked upon with the
same feeling that you would regard the s ump of
an old tree, that neither bore leaves to shade you
in the summer, nor fruit to paj for its keeping
through the w inter. He was styled nkher wise.
usef.il, nor agreeable. He was not agreeable be
cause he did not make himself entcriaining to the
ladies.- He was not useful, for he ntver leoked
beyond Ids immediate personal wants : and he
showed great lack of wisdom in living forty years
alone when he might have been blessed with
God's best gift to man" woman.. He did not
acquire wealth, because it needed two heads like
his to make money and take care of it. lie was
Ter droppicg his buttons in thostreet, and spend
IDg money lor yija uo.-v...6o ......
. i . 1 - t,V,fv.t rtt..i;
Out ilcuis or eots, nu a uui
Tgy to look
uajr u; u v ' y- g-'j
around for a wifcu I f
trti at that
f Jr r
ace even, his frij
in solitary aboV
r m ,t,i vrrf hinV T know what ails
uemu, c:w m.r -
" "What makes you think anything ails rce ?"
gvufny replied the bachelor. .
- Because you are not lively and happy. You
are lonely and want society. No one can enjoy
life -without some friends. In short, you wan a
xeift ; and my advice to you is to get married.
' Ah, that is a very good advice, my friend :
but I have got along these forty years without a
wife, and I guess I shall have to finish out the
rest in the same way,"
" Because you have been a fool forty years is
no reason why you must be a greater cne for the
next forty, or as many as you may live, which, I
think, is quite as likely to be sixty."
: " Hem ! well : (jesting side) I do Idive if I
had taken a wife twenty ycare ago, I should have
been quite as well for it now ; but who would
think of marrying an old fashioned man with the
wrinkles on his cheeks of forty winters V
"0, that is nothing against you. Thereis
many a smart damsel who would jump at the
chance to sign herself Mrs. Jenks." ..
" I don't want an old maid any how ! If I
rer do got a wife, I will go out of the fiunily for
j her. If I ccwld cage seme sprightly loss of ctfth-
teen or twenty, I do not know bnt I might be
tempted. "But this courting business-1 know
nothing about, you see. I could not think of put
ting on a dickey every Sunday night and sitting
up straight till midnight. TNo, no. That would
be paying too dearlj' for a tiling in advance."
" AVcll, Jonas, I think on the whole that 'yew
are too lazy to live, if the truth was known."
said Otis, as he tumid on his heels to go.
' You do, eh ? Well, stop a moment. I am
up for a Iwirgain.' Come show me one of the.e
nice girls who you seem to think arc so plenty."
"Go and find them' for yourself, as other men
do. If you are pleased to visit my family, you
will have the opportrnity of seeing a great manv
j young-ladies. VTc have a great d al of company.
I will, introduce you to my sister, for one, and
i she will introduce you to others, and "
" KnougH." I will sper.d the evening with you
! this very night."
" Thank you. I shall he very glad to see j-ou.M
TT?o friends parted, and Jonas' thick head was
full of new ideas thi.i:gcut the day.
i At six o'clock he .stoed lef.ie his mirror a
J triangular piece of broken lceiking glass adjust
i ing his drt.,s for the anticipated visit. He h s:d
j already tried on several dickies, had parted his j
I hair iu four ditlerent lines, besides having scraped j
: nearly aU the enamel from his tobacco stained j
teeth, and cutting his nails down to the' quick." !
j The" cut " of his garments was rather old fash- j
: ioncJ, to be sure, but by letting his pants down
! a. liitl. a-.iA Vt" J;C"t i" frn,t,' t5 cover !
; the vacancies that was lef- between them and his I
i very short vest, Le fancied himself quite a dandy, j
1 By exercising more patience and perseverance j
; than he had ever Lad occasion for before in his j
j life, he was arnuel aud equipped at half past s-ev- I
j en o'clock, and on his way to his friend, Otis
Barker. . j
j rortunatcly fjrhis diiUdcncc and awkwardness j
in company, there were ne.nc but the members of j
i the family present, and he was intrceluced to i
! Mrs. and Miss Uarkcr, and enjoyed a very pleas j
'ant cliat wish ;Ltm during the tttnirg. Everv
i movement of the young lady was w atthed by the i
j bac'telor ; End before the evening w as fpcut, he I
had ixtane up his mind tei seek no farilier fer a
wife, provided the cf. arming Miss B. exu'd by
any means be induced to Le made the will- ef Jo
ur, s J-.-nkj.
She was jnst the model, just the stj le of beau
ty that he most admired. .She was pleasing in
conversation, fre-e and graceful in her manners,
and seemed to be in every way suited to make up
for thofcad elefi tieuey of those qualiticatioris in
himself. That was the woman fur him, thought
Jonas, as he bade them "good i:ight," at ten,
with a hearty promise tlial he would ecrluiuiy
call again soem.
Had the night not b'en verj- dark, it would no
eloubt have been a cause of much querying anel
wonder to have seen the clumsy old bachelor
. ' - T ..vnn ' f I . - 1 ."1 . . t .1.-1
tripj-'I Ug UiOlig upuii lliv: ivifl v'l in? ti:iTi j
springing across the gutters with the acilitj- of a '
lark" but no one saw Jonas return to his lone-
some home. He was blessed with pleasant j
dreams for the two succeeding nights, and on the
third evening he cgiin feaind himself in the scci
e'j-of his admired. At the close ef his second
visit, he went horr.c even happier than from the
firt: for in aelditicn to his increasing admiin.1
tion of the lady Miss Barker he felt assured
I by her evident exertions to entertain him pleas
! an'Iy, that his feeling were reciprocated. Mrs.
i Barker was no less attentive, and he could not
but believe that his motives were antic.pateel
with pleasure to all concerned-
One unfortunate circumstance, -however, to
which panics were as 3-ct strangers must be
named before going farther with the courtship
Owing j artly to Mr. Barker's carelessness in in
troducing the ladies as his wife and sister, mere
I3-: and par:ly to the bachelor's confusion in
confronting two women at a time, he had most
unwittingly mistaken one for the other! As
there appeared to la but little difference in their
ages, and each seemed alike at home and familiar
with the husband and brother, it would have
been no easy matter for a strap ger, at first ac
quaint ance, to distinguish betw een them. They
had the habit, too, of addressing each other by
their Christian names, and the titles cf Mrs. and
Miss were not used for once in his presence.
Th truth was, Jonas had been deeply smitten
with Mrs. Barker, wW w-as rather the prettiest
of the two, and who. not susrr in? the bachc- j
lor's error, strove with unusual interest to make
matters agreeable in behalf of her sister in law.
"Week after week j asscd away, during which j
time Jonas performed penance for his past ncgli- j
gence by " dressing up" every Sunday night, and
endeavoring to make himself agreeable to the la-
dies : and whin two ir.ontns naa eiap.siu, nej uau :
formed a " never to be got over" attachment to
I: was a cruel deception, but no one to blame, j
for no one knew of it. Mrs. Barker noticed that
he of.en addressed her as Miss B., but know ing
him to be rather illiterate, and unskilled in the
rules of etiquette, she thought it might be a slip j
of the tongue merely, and considirtd it unlady- ;
like to correct him. , j
Jonas began to feel that suspense was unplea
sant, and set his wits at work to frame a propo
sal to his lady love. At every previous visit, it
had happened that the family were all present. :
and no opportunity had presented when he might j
" free his mind." !
This last time, however, he was more fortu
nate. Mrs. Barker was alcne, and informed him
that Otis and sister had gone out to make a call,
but would scon return. Jonas did express much
sorrow at their absence, but smiled pleasantly as
he seated himself very near Mis. Uarkcr, and re
marked that the had bo feult to find with his
: Now was his time, he thought, but how was
it to be elone ? At iirst, lie thought best to open
the subject abruptly, and have it over at. once :
but Mrs. 13. kept on talking and chatting, and
his embarrassment increased as he monien'arily
expected ihe return of Oris and his sis'er, which
would oblige h:vn to go heme again without set- s,s : Puch a" fa.t men dnve in fast trotting style, i order, harnessed to a cart and warran ed to ull ! esempliCes it every medium cf advertising il
tling the question. oi stylish Fif h ar. coaches are drawn by. But j SO cwt. co-ild only pull S20 out of any bidder, J lustrates it. The saying originated in the ' Dow-
At length' he summoned all the courage of an j thju is not the market where clam peddlers, rsg , an 0 he was bid to grass and give roe. in for a j cry ' may be. but it is destined to be a cosmcpo-ard-nt
lover, and cemrrtnCid with g.ibcrers, carpet shiJ''iTtwill scavengers, coal i rita bitten grey. 15i hamVs, which, if rot old. be- j lite. It !.gan with individuals ; it is goingon
" My dear madam, forgive me for speaking my ; jv-Vers. rnannre haulers, and night-cart drivers, hed his looks bad!y. He was one ef the had- j with rations : it will end wiih the world,
mind frankly, when I assure you that the happi- j a'i supplied with na-s, adap'td in style and j bceis, and was tas:i!y harnessed to a Totting " If you're coming, why don't you come along!"
est hours of my life have b?en spent in your sejei- j r-e to the ir wants and wishes. Thereis such a ' chair, but nobedy would trot cut over 12, and It is uttered in almost all tongues, in almost all
cty." ' pace in this City, where every Saturday after- lie was trotic on?- j land-?. It has rung around Christendom; the
"Thank you, sir, fbr the compliment." said tiion you mav see such a cong-rgation of "the' A reallj-good looking pony horse, 14 lands, j jron beds' cad of Procriistus has been left behind,
Mrs. B. "It gives me pleasure to see you in so- j tTdes" named alxnc. with such a sVw of men j warranted young, s artcd at ?15, but stuck at j with the torch and fagot. It has sounded like a
ciety. I am confident that you will enjoy life ' aV- animals as won'.d'make ilic " "World's Horse 18 slogan throughthe political world, and the'ojd
much better than in tlwc retirement and soli' rde ciiven' ion" at Springfield, look like "ahorse A bright bay horse. 10 hands high, a large I f.gies' ae among tlie baggage wagons aud tLe
which you have so long Puffered. Oti : CnU a j ofjino'her color." The vnriety, stvlc, character ' p01"''011 f which was legs, shown up in a buggy j w-punded-
deep interest in you. and as his friend, I shall al- ! aijl condition of the s'ock. cannot be exceeded. J as something stylish, reached 547, and was then j It Las tlecTif.ed ihe realm ef literature ; prose
ways be pleased to entertain you to the best cf
my ab'.IiMes-. -
"Ahl.em! Thank j-on." blundered out the
bachelor. "Iam jHTSuaded that a bachtWs
li!eisnot the happiest in the world, and if
if it is
not too late, I propose to amend on the st s
"Ah :ndced! Then you think of taking a wife.
I congratula'e row on the happiness. May I ask
who is to be the honored lady ?"
I hat is more than I now knotr, my dcari
madum : but allow me to say that I have nc verj
met with one w!ioe cha"ms inspired mo with
such es'ecT.!, such love, such irrt-is'ib'c fascina
tion as 'ot'A'f ','" All 1 hnve, r.nd am. and ever
hope to be, I lay at your feet f ray T have the?
unspeakable felicity cf locking upon you as rot-futi-rc
wife ?" "
This was Jora;' " rr.atd. n speech :" ar?d he fell
relieved of a p mtlcrotis ioa 1 when he " paused f 'i
a reply." and wiped the perspira'ion fi-om his
forehead! Mrs. . looke d con fe; it nded for an in
stant, tl en springing to her feet, she txc'ahnid:
JI: your wife ? Your all at niftet! Mr
Jer.ks cxrlain yourrilf I" '
Mr. Ear!:cr, who was ju.st entering the don,
overheard only the last cxclair.ation of Mrs. B.
Wl at is the matter !" said he, mshintr inlo
tb.e rcpin, and gazing alternately at his wife (wjo
leaned aga'nst the wall, 1 oking like a ntaninj )
and at his friend Jenes, who sat en'the edtteje f
his chair, hi s hands upon his knees and his nuf'h
and eyes as wide oj-tn as if he- had just been sha
ken euf of a visit from a nigh'ir.arc ! !
" What does this mean ?" again inqnireel 3r.
Barker, with earnestnes:
Mean ? Mean, sir ? You know as well as V
do," saiel ilu astonished bachelor. Your sister
appears to have taken a sudden fright at some-i
thing something T T don't knw what!"
"Mv sister? Thtit is mv vi ''" i
" That jour wife !" screamed Jonas. ""Why!
have yon ekceived me- thus ?" t
" No one has de-eteiveel vou. If re;u have de
ceived yourso'f. that is not my fault, surely. i
That is my wife-! 27i's is 1113- iser," pointing
to the lady who had just entered.
: Yes," said Mrs. B. " You have made a slight ;
mistake, that is all. But no matter now, it is ,
explained in season." ' j
Jonas was struck elumb! He rose, seized his
hat, inaele a low bow, and very shortly annihila ;
ed the space Ix-twccn the Barkers and his "bach- ;
elors hall." j
It was not man3 moments bef rc he sat b' a I
blazing fire, built of dickies, scent bags, whi'e
gloves. il -eeljed pa; e -, curling tongs, teioth
b.-ush, and other fperjl-'ons artiehs for a bach - j
dor's ti i'.et, which lay in his wa3r.
Of what he thought, said or elid, afer tha' j
time, we can give no account : fjr he was the
same old bachelor as bef ire living alone, eating ;
alcne sleeping alone, and keeping all his score's ;
within his o n premisis : but as Mrs. Barker,
chanced to be his firtl love, no doubt she was his j
lust ! I
i? "We received the flowing 3'e-stcrday from
an " adventurous Cahfornian :"
Dear Du'.ch)'. lit re I am at last, out f men-
cy, out of health, and nearly cut of breeches : for i
dinner to day, I w hittled the tab!e: in o her j
words, pinid for food ! If 3 011 have a hammy j
knife to spa-o, pie ase forward, and give me the !
first smell of goed meat I have had since I left j
New York. j
Yours, till to morrow, when I sitppcsc.I will j
belon" to tha tt-i"l T-ac P , i
MoCuan's Gulch, California, August f5.
IXlplc in a hurry to get rich, we ul act wisely
by cutting out the above, and pasting the same
on their hats or memory. Al Y. Dutchman.
Maket. Jeremy Taylor says if 3-ou are for
pleasure, marry if 3-ou prize rosy health, many
1 11 1111 ft"tl II IliWIllk IJV. 11 VI v W .
.1 1 i.i lu: i-c
, , ;..r,..'..i.. 1,;--
air. ei nuu uiiiusie-r ei aeei niiiumi.uuii oi
gem of mati3' virtues his casket ef jewels her
trnic p V5a sweetest music her smiles his bright
est day her kiss the guardian of his innocence
her ariws. the pale of his safety, the balm cf
his health, the ba'sam of his life her industry
his surest weal h her econetmy his safest scw
ard her lips, his faithful counsellors her bo-
! it., rft t rttlnir rif bis cares and her
' . ...
prayers, the abest advocates ot ntaven s Dies-
f J 1 .
sings on his head.
.'(C7The Cedars of Lebanon have diminished
f.om a forest to a sacred grcve guarded by a
. ... n ,
priest and protected toy a superstition, inej
prophecy of Isaiah has long'since been fulfilled, j
and " Lebanon is turned into a fruitful field,"!
"the rest of the trees' cf his forest are few, that a j
.bild inr wri e them." The cedars of Lebanon i
v-"- -j -
scarcely occupy a space equal to two acrts of
From the New York Tribune.
HORSE MARKET EXTRA.
Tf anybody supposes there is no other horse
market than that in Twenty fourth st. in this
Q'v, thev are very much mistaken. That is a
! gfc at place of sale of high bred, high pr iced hor-
Tf f location of the matket i-s more picturesque
i irsn be au'iftil. It is held upon an open lot be-
twin Thirtv seventh and Thirtv eiuhth ss..
ni-r Second av. wliere tlierc are no paverre-nts to i
bj.t tender foo'ed animals. The ground is very" !
dr when there has been no rain for a month. I
Th.v-w ei5-Kr W r.f ,.l ibe. at time !
The s'reets are in a transition s'a'e Utween be-
inr grad. d and not being graded. Many of the j
n::ihboriiior dwellirgs arc of that ra'l.cr recidiar
aTei very common class sca'tered over the vacant
lofs and along the railway lines in the upper part
fi JieCi"y, which abodts we have heard are
sometimes s'-ared eq;;:uly by children and pigs.
TVy ceria;r.ly appear very Ettiiable to tlie lat
The bra Iqrarters of the n'arket is he'd in a
roitrh beard f ame where more mm is d-ank du 1
rlix ihe p-ogros ef tho Fair, than some of the
: hr -es con'd draw. "We c mn'ed the thinks la
; kiVi br one of ihe loudet taUirg, rcde-st-a'f-l
: r" mi be is of 'he comr-nny. in one linr. and f vnd
! t;y only numbered thirteen the fourteen' h
j d ink wps taken jnst a minute and a half past
j ihe hour. Tlie auo toneer svosrs to 1,-e the ro
: fie or of the " c'am peduk-r's horse trarker
s hcad far!ers." nnd l - ks ns thowgh he could car
' ry a largo lead cf brick wi.Iiout hVeifering with
; Id vpriplitness.
! rrtliminary to t'ne opening of the auction.
there w as a genera! showirtr np ef the stock in
market. There were about one hundred animals, 1
which hv courtesy we shall call horses. Tlie j
most of them were harnessed to waqor.s. cart,
gigs, chairs and buggies, driven by b'a-jk, white
and mixeel o-lored owners, all ready fer a sale or ;
- t wap. and all busy showing oil" the high bred
The following is a little specimen of a by trade-
iron an e,hl white horse that hael evidently seen
nvtc'.i service : - V
Take lrfra a 61Sr Mire he' is the cheapest
horte in the Tnatet."
"I'm thiiT'eiii he's broken-win led."
' " Broken'windeS is it? Broken winded.
There is not a sounder horse in the market.
Fere. John, give him a tret. and let the gentle
lian sec that lee is no tnore Vrekcn w ineled than
h'mself. .There's not a sounder horse in the inar
k-'t. lrir.g he has but one eye. and a little stiff
in h;s liind !-gs. There, now, do 3-0.1 see how
he trocs ? You couldn't get a f 40 horse any bet
ter than hi:n."
I'm thinking he'll not phase ire"
" You may have him at f 15 ; and he can't be
beat at al-'a-l. Leok at him."
" 1 am sure his wind is wrong : lie blows."
" Blows ! would ye have a horse hold his breath
when he brea hrs ? If ye 11 take him at Z 12.
r.nd he is'nt all I -tell you he is, ye may be after
brinsting him back."
No diubt of it- bit the cns'en.er thought it
the easiest to have him where he was.
Tw nrvt wenotlcel i.ar. iculaVl v was a black
horse, about 16 hands high, that was all very
well till he turned tail to the buyer, a,.d then the
trade was up. o never saw a more pertect rep-
re-en'ation ofa Shanghai : his legs were literally
set upon his back bone it was a show of legs
! and tail.
" Voir, if vow want a horse as is a horse. I in
yourehno, ol,'fvlhiw. You shall have him f.r
411. He is a Ir'tlc thin, but just as good as ever
for the business."
"What is that?
" Removing the derosi's. He g. es in a nipht
ca-tl: but am going into th. iire trade, and
used to day work, and I atn afraid be
! is no:
" What's your price V -
"You bhall hav.1 him cheap as dirt ; t-cy
. He would not say that, but he did say forty
shrdings, and we thought him a ve ry bard bar-
gain at that. The auction was a specimen. A-
lKut 20 horses were en'ertd. for hich fee is 25
:V j cents if they sell, a commission of 5 per cent.
I is adelod.
! The auctioneer took his scat in the s'and. evi
! dently d "spesod to take the thing easy, and rahed
j fir JohnQuin. who brought tin a brown horse,
j WS- 01 a Tt"rJ' uncer-ainagc- ne star-
'i tcd Sn at a Pu' "acc' and thcn s,ar
icuumuijs. --iow aai 1 . em ummuhu iu
... . . - . ... . 1 . T , .
bid sucn a pnee ler a hcrse liKe itia. f look ai
him, he's a bi ick : kind, sound heave s ! r.o : 110
more heaves than vou have going at ?S, 50.
wnrk-eH br.t cim-mer if VOU had work
- " -
.l Itl-.. l.nM.A r ,. ......ll I Alton - TO mini
cd like tlm horse ycu would Le thin : 10, going
now, i?10 50, 811 now I shall knock him down;
11 50. is that all then I will knock you down.
sold, fork over.
! IM.-' ' . -
The next was a chesnut sorrel, 15 l ands h'gh,
and old enough not to le skittish : indeed he was
warranted sound, kind anel ten le, except ene
eye, but ncbod3" had an eye for him, "and he u as
orde-ed aside. - '
The next was the Shanghai black. The eun-
ning boy upon his tack managed to keep hira
head on to the bidder, until lie got a bid of ?S,
and cVr.vn weet the 1 a'nmer.
The next was a "tip top buggy hor 14
j hands, and in pretty god order. He s'arted at
and stuck at C8 and bacVed off the track.
j Another well made b'.ack, 10 hands iu good J
wi'hdrawn without ce-rctnony.
A sorrel mare. 15 hands high, well made and !
in fine order, Litche d to a cart and warran ed to
work well, sold for SC4. SI;
e was grod bar-
The last rema ns of an
an old black h rse,
Uial arawn a negro .-, curt ei-snaing wagon j
U summer, sold for ; 5. The ewuer ta'J that he j
i . ...i,. i
,!l,a u 'ne no"S a:iU ta tn , T lwo roon ns
'-l llC uW 'jt a!1'ord to ktt P hi,a 1 "c" an' lon
A gocd many others were otTeted and diev.-bid.-.
from 2oc. to 525 w hich were indignn ly
rcfiistd. A pretty gooel Jersey wagon sold for
6 It), and a fair looking old horse and hanie-s i
cc-ii.p'e'e for Ji'ine. So that a family laight i
have got a carriage tlr $-32. "We were consider-
ably amused by the efforts f one Jerse3-u.au to :
buy ahorse e f er.e ef his i ighbors for a certain '
pi;e cf manure, otle ring to throw in all that the !
said horse mi'j.ht accumulate in ti e cour-eofth
winter. In conclusion, we have to report ti e
no town"' ilor-e Maiket ve-y r.it'cliel.nes eu
Ifanv efcur read-is are in want of .a " haimi
tiial.'" at any priee between 'ZCc. and s2' lo
therii fo to the trrcat g"otl.a we have describee".
It is not long shicc a (.-en: It-man was traveling ;
in e ttc ef ti e counties of Virginia, and, f.itit the
c'.ese cf the d?.y, stopped at a public Lou.-e to eb- j
lain refreshtnt-nts- and st end the r.itht. lie had
been there but a short time, before an old n an
aliglr e d fri in a gig. wi.h the apparent in' en' ioa j
of bvooiuintr his ft'.h.w g'scst at ti e .-aire house.
s the old man drove up, he observed that both
jfthe shtif'.s of his gig were broken. and that they j
were held together by w itches forme d frc-iti the
' bark' of a hickory sapling. Our traveler obscrv- :
! ved, farther, that he was plainly clad, that his j
' knee buokhs were loose ned and that something j
t like negligence pervaded his dves. Conceiving j
: him to re one of the honest yeontanry of our land, j
' the curtesies of s-rangers pa-cd he ween them, j
' and they cn'.ered the tavern. It was about the '
! same time, that :.u odeli ion of three or fuv.r
vnuni gt,-tVlcn atl was made to their number, most
ifnot all of ixiem, of the legal profes-icn. As j
s'je-ii as thev became conve niently acee.mmewlated.
the conversa.ion was turned by one of the latter :
to an eloquent harangee that had that day bet 1
displayed at the bar. It was replied by the o h- j
i-r, that he hal witnessed the same day a degree !
' of . lo in nr imI rtoubt eiual bttt that it wa- 1
j - .
?oind,.r was made to the eleven nee of the pulpit,
and an able attd wa-tn altercation eiued. in j
i whteh the ir.e-i'.s f the chris ian religion became !
! the :,!;, of disc :ston. Tixtti .-is o'clock until
i eleven tlie young champions wielded the sword of!
argument, add ling with ingenuity and abiii y
! every thing that could be said proandcon. Du ;
i ring this protracted period, the old gentlm-.a.u j
; with all thcmeekne.s and m d. sty of a child, as j
' if he was adding new inf -rmatwn to the store of
, . : ' f . .. ..., ,.t.
' hxs,nc eve. the- fa,ul.ies of the youthful
n,jW'llt.lv cut.rcs are revolved by re
; .cj cl;on : r,r perhaps, with patriotic mo- ,
. a in r ur,on tiie future destinies
. ... ...l . -l. rifiuv rf r...rfttinn lllxm
e.l Ills couu'.ri o.. w.v ..o e e --i -
-1. f,nr.. de. tmies must deve lvct or
; .... . , , ... - .....,;,.. of , n,l re-
7.. he vas Cfi:ecr:n5r an argument
' ' (c)lr,,rWic of l,in!M.!f,t no art would
j v -aVe check and no f.roe to re-.-ist." At
1 au.e. to e.ae... dim 1
j one of the youmr men remarking, that it was im
, , J c,imnat with" long and established
! .. llJicl.Sf Lc whirled around, and with some
, f,u:t;:ln-y exclaimed " Well, my old gentle-
! I:ian. what think vou of tW things ?" I
! 1 r the traveler, "a streak cf vivid
! ?lltljns ..a,. at tl.at moment crosseel tlie room.
I tlie amazement could net hnve been greater than
R wilh wJ M f ,llowtd."
, Thj most doqucnt an1 unanswerable appeal
j v as fo r..w an hour hy Uic oM t.n:ic
ever i,Vard. Sj ictfect was Ids re
cfr;ec;ion lhat CViry arirUmcnt urged aain.-t the
i Christian rdiuion. w as met in the-order iu which
i it was advane-ed. Hem e's so histry on ihe si
. . c,fmir0its, was, if nossible, more perfectly
: nivtIt(j than j had . already been dune by
, CsullIWil. And in the whole lecture, there was
! so much simplicity and energy, pathos and sub-
lhiiitv that not another worei w as uuerca.
Au attempt to describe it," said the travel
ler, " would be au attempt to paint the sun
beams." It was now a matter of curiosity and
innuirv who the old pcnt'cuian was. Ths trav
eller concluded that it was the preacher f om j
whom the nu'idt eloquence was hearel but no
Uwas chicf justice Marshall. If 'in JicsUr Re
7 The idea of happiness differs wi h different
poop C. vV I ;rtU"C uunie-r ouee-ii ioit- 10 4 imu
Ceng a ulate ivc, Ihnry, fer I am the! appiest
Le-ngiathe world- I married yesterday, aud
. - . e r ;..r. i
j will soon reach the scene cf ter
of raooey and a fool for a w if.
Cftrixa bliss lots
"If you're coming why d)n't you ccme
along." So 4 Mase was wont to say, afjrttime,
and it embodies a good bit of practical philoso
phv. Every new engine shrieks it crerv new
railway is a recerd e.f it every line of telegraph
i is becoming the livi::g voice of humanity, and
poetry its echo. The old Eamage press has giv-
en place to the cylinders whirled by the panting
enp'ne: that thought that moved at a funeral
pace now rushes on in a tremendous charge.
. . . . . . . . . ...
ihe old guard, ana .Marion s men" werenoiLing
"If you're coming, why tlon't you come along."
" Six paces to the fnt" is the word to ervcry
b)dyan l everything that wants to be listened
tier lo'ked at. If yen have anything to say,
say it : if you have anything to elo, elo it : if you
want anvbdy to see something, show it. "If
you're comitiT. why don't you coir.c tlcng."
It used to ti.Ve stx men to make a pin, now
or-.e by, a pull, a clip aud two strokes for the
Once, cradles rooked 'he grain for the gamer.
now, a whirlwind on wheels cuts, threshes arid
l-ags it in a b-eath.
Once fa hers and mot hers lit 1 the precedence
by a few y. a-; : now. belle--with ddls, a id beaux
in piuaf-ms. di nee tl.es " eld f.Us at home. ,"
au:l take up the cry of ihe v. r'.d. " If yua're
cminsr, whv dm"t yen come a! org ?"
Once ih -ycrcs-cd the A'.'a.i ii in a hundred
elavs : now, let tl.em exceed ten, and I.r.i'.s them
fro;n land's end. as they heave in silt, " If
vou'ic coming, why
Seic York 1'nbune.
,xu cert.e alcr.g
The TLicf and the EutcLrran.
A D itchmaa ones called upon Friend Hopper,
and saiel :
" A tief have stole mire goots. They tell me
you can help me, may be-."
Upen inquiring the w hen and the where, Friend
11-pper conelueled tht tlie articles had been sto
len bv a nan who he happened to know the polices
had taken up a few hours previous. But being
disposed to ainube himself, he inquired very seri
" What time of the moon was it when the
goods were stolen ?"
Having received information concerning that
particular, he took a slate and be gan to cypher
diligently. Afer a while he le.-oked up, and pro
nounced in a voiy oracular manner :
"Thou wilt find thy good"."
" Shall I find mine goots ?" exclaimed the de
lighted Dutchman : ' and where is do lief ?"
"Art thou quite sure about the moon ?" in
quired the pretended magician.
B in assured there v. as no mis'ake on that
j point, he ciphered afc-.a for a few u.mutes, and
" Thou wilt find the thief in the har.ds of the
The-D I'c'iman went away, cvidrn'by inspired
with prof e.in l reve-.-ence- ll tvir.g fund his goods
an-1 thief ac;orehr.g to prteticti. n, Le returned
and a dud for a prlvae interview.
" Tell me ela: secret,'
taid Le, ' aud I will pay
3-011 a neap ei mouiu-
What secret ?" in .wired F.k-n I Hopper.
j " Tell i,e how you know- I l
Koots, and where I wul find de tief, rcjocd
The plain truth is, I guessed it," was the
' reT I
because I had heard there was a thief
i : ,. . 1 - , V, A,.
! at UiC poac ouic v nu ueu -
j " But what for you ask about de mccn ? m-
' i"'cd Vaicl " u make figures. and
-hn yousay you llnnd eg.ds. u make
figures a"ain aneaca you t LSI me where de titf
neuics a.ai '- . .
j I go, and nn?.me goods and de ucf just as
j you say. -TeU.-rn hfii you4 da aad 1 wiU
W yon hCT-P ?sa- ..
Theiuh sepe'audly assured that 5V wa, dona
1 only for a joke, he wc away unsatisfievh: and
to the day of his deafn-h; fully .Ltllctd tSat the
facetious Quaker. Wrvs a onijurer. .
ZZr" ILar the Dayton Gftetteagaia. The edi
tor will have much to answer fer in the good time
c ra!ng, when "Women's Rights shall rule the
da y :
" If a young woman wishes to hare herself
published as " facina'ir.g, Veautife.l and accom
p i-ihed," let her lack up her Lest cliAhes in a
dirty towel, crawl out of tie back up stairs win
dow some dark, rainy night, and elope v ith the
man that feeds and curries her fa. hcr's hoists.
It's a big price to pay for compliments ; bat it
w ill bring them just as sure as a dirty rain-barrel
will beget mosquitoes. In fact, we ntver knew a
woman to make afvxlof hcrlf, in anyway,
without enhancing her charms two cr three hun
dred per cent, by the time her case got into the
. . -
C-A Traveler in lnglai.doUen ing a peasant
at work, au.l itciug that I.e w as taking it rt-ttark-ably
easy, said to hini.'-i.'y friend, you don't
api . ar to sw.at any." "Why. no, master"; six
shillings aim we.tiu'wa.cs."
e7" The man who ccuidu't " trust his fet-1-ings,"
is supposed to L-iinciS strictly oa th