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FOB C A S II AXD PRODUCE ONLY
Wholesale and Retail.
ANOTHER TREMEND0U3 ARRIVAL OF
CANAL Bouts luid aside uud Railroads used for
bringing Goods to the
in the shortest time that any stock was ever deli
vered in the State. The Great Western patron
izes the lightning lines, buying Goods oftcner,
receiving tliem quicker and selling ar than all
Lancaster together. s, .
Notouly the Eastern Cities of the United States
have sent their share, but the whole World has
contributed its portion to make our stock in every
respect what the citizens of Ohio wish HAND
SOME, FASHIONABLE aud CHEAP. ' V
JAME8 C MACCR ACKEN having connected
himself with WORK GALBRAITH, under the
firm or MACCRACKEN & GALBRAITH, aud
(till owning part of oue of the most extensive
wholesale Stores in New York and the largest
manufacturing establishments in theUnited Suites,
they are receiving a larger lot of Goods than ever
whs brought, even to the Great Western. .
On the 10th of May, the Store Room aud Street
were blockaded with our boxes. '
Our manufacturing establishment, as usual, has
supplied us with every variety of American man
ufactured DRY GOODS, furnishing us with Cloths,
which we are euabled to sell at least.50 cents on
the yurd less than any other Murchaut can buy
them. ' T, . . ; , .-,
. Our Stock of CASSIMERES, SATTINETS,
TWEEDS and CALICOES cannot be be equalled,
either in prices or style.
' The Steamships, Sarah Sands and Caledonia,
which brought the last favorable account of con
tinued good prices for Grain and Flour,' brought
for us, direct from Europe,- an unusually large
stock of handsome fushiouable DRKiSS GOODS
for the LADIES aud for the GENTLEMEN
every variety of latest styles.
We have another very large stock of BROWN
MUSLINS and beiug of our owu muke, notwith
standing the advance in the price of those Goods
in the East, persons, who buy nt the Great Wes
tern, say tliat muslins ore cheap as ever, while
those that go to other stores will contend they
never were so high priced.
Our BLEACHED MUSLINS, boins also from
our own manufactory, we can warrant their qual
ity , unit our prices any one can see are the low.
est. Indeed, all who wish to buv Roods made
in the United Suites will soou ascertain, that if
they wish to buy them cheap, they must go to
the Great Western. . - '
We have ticking, nt 12 1 cents per yard, that
u better titan ever sold in Ohio ot 18). .
Our STOCK OF CALICOES never wos larg
er sad all entirely now styles, as all know that.
until we received this last stock, we had scarce
ly a-dress pattern in the house. . "
We hnve nearly 5000 pioces, over 200 differ
ent patterns, among thorn a beautiful rich Ging
ham print, only 18 cents per yard a stylo of
Goods always hcretnlore sold at 31 to 27 J cents.
The vary handsomest American print at Man
ufacturer's prices, only 12J cents per yard.
' The haudsomest blue and orange prints ever
"made., " . ' , ,
The- variety of our dress goods is unusually
large a vory lurge stock of both English and
Black, & whito Scotch Ginghams, cheaper thou
ever known in the West. Gingham Lawns and
Muslin Ginghuins,- Madder colored Lawns, Rose
bud ,&c., tue very latest stylo. Monterey and
Buena Vistn dress goods, very rich and beautiful
entirely uew, but 2( days from England. Best
Bombnzines, Veuilian Orguudios, Striped l'luid
A very large stock of Ribbons, every variety
of stylo.all the latest importations, customers cau
and must wako un we sell them so cheap. .
LADIES AND MISSES BONNETS Florence
braid Bonnets at anv price.
A sulonded assortment of Spring aud Summer
artificials. - -Ladies
French work Collars, unusually cheap
end beau tilul.
Gloves and mitts, every variety aud price.
T.vma Cranes u hpnutiliil and new style eoods,
A vory laree stock of 8UMMER 811AWLS nil
bountiful Cashmere, D'Ecore, Motislin de Luiu,
and twisted Silk Shawls, of first quality.
LADIE'S SLIPPERS and Shoes of every kind,
bluckuud Bronze GAITERS, HALF GAITERS,
Bootees, &c., all purchased of tho manufacturers,
Hosiery of every color uud quality some as low as
10 cents u pair, white and ulacK cotton.
PARASOLS Ginnhum and Silk 1'arttsolets.
For tlioGoullcmen we have a of little everything,
German, French, American and west of Englnud
Fancy Tweeds, Gambroons, Linens, Nankeens
Cumberland plaids. I'asia Checks, llingzeld sinele
mill Cassumeres aud many other varieties, for
Gontlumou's summer pants fancy ' cassimeros,
black cassimores. Our assortment tit' coatings
is unusually large. . ''
Croton coatings, Ermiuett do. Mazurka do.
Gold mixed Tweeds, all wool, very low, Amazon
Cloth. - ' . ;"
Nilfc worn Codinutoiis all beautiful. ; -
Lasting cord, an entirely now article 1 for getf
tloinen s wear.
T weeds from 25 cents per yard up.
fusli imi'nttR. "
.' Men's best culf boots men's slippers and shoes
of every kind. - ' '
VesUiigsofany kind from 12 cents per yard
UPralm leaf Hats at lower prices than ever before
were brought to tho West.
Leghorn bats equally cheap
r?nrnnt rlinin enlnred and a 'lite.
Coverlid Yum best cotf . yorn, long reel only,
Indigo ol best quality. . . .
Our stock of GROCER KS is unusually large
and were purchased, at Now Orleans, at the lo w
est prices. Our cofl'oe is of the best tpjality Rice
always on hand. .
Wn nra determined that the Great Western
and tho Goods sold by the Great Western shall
spook for themselves. All we ask is that all, who
wish to buy Goods cheap for ready pay, will call
at our establishment, see our constantly changing
vnrintina nnd nsk tirices. ' ' '' , . '.
We are always the first to raise: the price of
iirain una ma uuu io puu n,
- Any quantyof CASIIalwoyson hand for Farr
mer't Produce, and Waggons uuloadod at our
Ware-house without any work ot tue r armor,
Come, then,' every body to the Great Western,
2. NO. 14.
, AND FOU BALE BY
AiRESH SUPPLY of SUGAR, MOLASME3,
RICE aud COFFEE.
AUo.a lame Stock of the FINEST LEMONS
and ORANGES, for sale cheap by the Box.
a targe and general assortment ot DUUtiS, U1L3
PAINTS and DYE-STUFFS. .
lyCall at the OLD DRUG STOREv
Lancaster, May 7, 1847 , ,3ia53.
NEW ROOM AND NEW GOODS.
M0I5E GOOD NEWS,
GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES.
HARDWARE CHEAPER THAN EVER.
Just received and now openins. in the Hast
Room ok Mr. R. M. At ns worth's Block oppo-
sitc thk Iallhadoi Housi, Iron) l'lttsbure,
Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, a lurse
and general assortment of English, German and
IIAICDWARE AND CUTLERY.
Comprising in part tho following articles: '
:r Hardware. -
English and German Door Locks. Mortice locks
and Latches, chest, Desk, Till aud Padlocks
Latches and door handles, window springs asst.
Sash fostniiigs, assorted, .
Socket and Firmer chisels, gouges &, spur bills
Ball Braces in setts, plain bits oil sizes
Common and Screwed Spoke Shaves ; -,
Screw drivers. Compasses, Steel squares,
Slide Bevels, Mill saw, double cut and 3 square
files, Horse Rasps, Drawing Knives.
l Uuo, dross wood Screws assorted
300 dozen Mahogauy Knobs ''
Cut Tacks from 2i to 24 ounces
SpriL'S from 14 to2 inch,
' I'uleut Brads, Clout Nails, Tennent, Hatid, pan
net, Pruning and Butcher's Saws -
Iron, Brittannia, German Silver and Silver pla
ted Tuble, Tea and Basting spoons, '
Dread Irays, Waiters, iron aud Solar Lamps,
Iron and Brass Candlesticks,
' Looking Glasses and Looking Glass plates, ,
' Super Rodger's Congress knives
Westonhomc's , do
1, 2, 3, and 4 Blnded donsHt, Pruning knives
Razors assorted aud Razor Strops; aud a gener-
al and fine assortment ol TABLE CUTLERY.
. Saddlery.! ,
Buckles of all i-izes, Terrets uud water Hooks,
Harness spots, Trace and Ualtor bolts -Brass,
Silveredand Japimued Stirrups.
Cotton, Strainincr, Woreted and Boot webbings
nssorted - - - - ' " '. '. ' i
Coach and Buciry lace, tufts of all colors, pluin
aud figured gum cloth, Japanned Muslins, assort
ed colors Morocco, Boot do. Goat uud Hog skins,
Seuting, Plush, plain and figured assorted
I'ateut Leather and Oil clotli. '
Cooper's Tools. y .
Broad axes, Adzes, Chantpcring kuives, head
ing do, Stave do, Crow cutters, Hollowing kuives,
Shave ups and Dress hoops assorted. .
For the Tanners.
. - v -
I have a general assortment of Halter, Trace,
Log aud Breast chains
30 dozen Grass Scythes, .
":' . ID do Corn ' tlo '
:.' 3 do ' Brush do
3 do . Patent Grain Cradles
23 do Hay Rakes '
Common and best steel Corn Hoes, with and
without bandies, Goose neck do, socket shovels,
Long Handle do, D. Haudle do, Ames No. 2, do,
Hay aud 3 and 4 prong munuro Forks -.Also,
Mill and Cross cnt Saws, Steelyards,
Hatchets and Hammers, Adzes aud Broad Axes,
Iron Nails and Steel.
' ITS Kegs .Tuniattn Nails , , ; .
SO do Rapid Forge do .
80 Tons Junistta Iron , ' .
1 O do Rapid Forge do
English Blister, Aiuericun Blister, Shear, Ger
man and CaBt Stool ' ' - -
. .8-10 and 10-12 Window Glass, and a large
Leicester machine Cards,
Tocelher with a great variety of other Hard'
ware, all of which I will positively sell as Ion for
CASH, as any nther house, west of the mountains
can sell tuem. tome and see tor youraelves
Lancaster, June, 4th 18 17. : - 4tf
C A K II.
The subscriber having returned from the Eastern
ilies, whither she had goiiu to receive the Spriii;
fashions and - purchase her Stock, can now
be found at her now establishment ovor the Store
Room formerly occupied by Ainsworth & Wuluck
nd just one door east ot Kobor & lvutz.
She lias on hand a beautiful assortment of Crape
Pearl Braid and Palmetto . Bonnets, Ribbons,
French Mowers, all kinds of Bonnets nud dress
Trimmings (latest stylos) together with a greut
varity of Fancy articles for Ladies. She is pre
pared to make Dresses, Bonnets nnd trim the
same combining taste, beauty uud fashion cipial to
any eastern establishment.
Work promptly hnisned and luruisiicd ui tue
time promised. - V
l.bl.AIJl.Tit MUlirtll. ,
Lancaster, April 14, 1817. ' , 49'
3ERSONS wishing to purchaso a good Gold or
I Silver Watch, as cheap as they can . in the
Eastern cities; are invited to examine the exten
sive assortment for sulo by
. UATKS ia CUSl'htl.
Tnllmadge House, Lancaster, June 18, 1847.
Gold Pens. -
A Now arrivul by express at
GATK8 & OSPER'S.
June 18, 1817.
SOME of the finest specnneiis of Jewelry ever
brought to Lancaster, among which muy bo
found Cameo Tins, single stone do. Uracolets,
Chains, Pencil cases, Finger rings, Earrings, Min
iature Cases, Hair Ornaments, Guard ami Fob
Keys, Gold aud Silver Thimbles, &c. Cheap lor
casnat . i UAit.9 atiuswia.
Lancaster June 18, 1844. 5
ITMIIE firm of J. C. Maccracken having diasolv.
JL ed, J. C' Maccracken associating himself
with Work Gnlhraitu and John Maccracken tak
ing charge of the accounts and books of J. & J
C. Maccracken and J. C. Maccracken, notico is
horeby given to all those indebted thutiimuodiuto
payment must be made.
All accounts unsettled ami all notes unpaid on
tho 15th day of June next will be left in the
hands of proper officers for collection.
- John Maccracken will always be found at tho
counting room ot Alaccruckon & uulbraith, '
. . J. C, MACCRACKEN,
J. MACCRACKEN. .
Lancaster May 10th 1847. . . ..
OF all kinds cheaper tlmn ever at
GATES & COSPER'S.
June 18, 1817. . - .
TABLE, "Desert and Tea Spoons, Salt, Mus
tard and Cream do. Butter Knives &c. nlso
the Real German Silver Tuble &. Tea Sons,
. For sale by - GATES & COSPER.
Juuel8, 1847. ... ... , ' , .
Lookiug Class Plates.
GATES & COSPER, (in the Tollinadge House)
are prepared to furnish Looking Glass Tlates
of all sizes, from 8 by 10 inchos to 15 by 2(1 iuches,
at very fan prices. ' ' '; '
, LuucatertJuuc35 1847. '".'.. 7...
From Oodry's London World of Fashion.
THE ADVERTISEMENT '
Surrounding a table, on which were
mingled cups of ton, bottles of liquors,
glasses and a bowl of punch, Alfred Couv
rami, and soma half a dozen of his young
companions were finishing their evenings
entertainment. Their party had been
rather noisy one; all young and gay, tho
room had resounded with joyous fooler
ies, mirthful songs, and shouts of laugh
ter. But as change, in this world, is uni
versal, their merriment wore out of it
self, and tho conversation took a serio
comic turn. It was evident that the li
quids were nearly exhausted. -
"It must be allowed, crentlcmon, said
Alfred, placing his empty glass on the
table, and with a heightning color, that
contrasted forcibly with the tone of grav-
ty he tried to assume, "it must be al
lowed that the life of a bachelor is very
insipid." . His companions looked at him
in astonisment, and their silence indica
ted that they were not of his opinion.
Alfred continued, "Exertion, without an
end, noise and riot without any good re
sult. Days spent in sowing the fruits of
prodigality, regret and repentance. This
is the life of a bachelor, which is called
the most delightful season of our exis
But it is the freedom from care and
restraint that forms its charm; you cannot
deny that," said Felix Janier, who ap
peared to have preserved his senses bet
ter than the rest. '
"I am tired of that freedom,' cried Al
fred, "wearied with illusions and chimer
as that exhausted me while attempting to
realize them. I am disgusted with silly
amours which fail to interest the heart,
while they destroy my sensibility. I
must have tranquility- a regular domes
tic life.!' y
Are you dreaming of marriage!' ask-
eb Felix. Y ' ' '
"Yqu have said it; Yes! a beloved wife
with some little image of myself; happi
ness, assumed aud continuous; it is of
these I dream." ' -
"Then what prevents you from marry
ing?" . ' .' .
. " V hy, my good fellow, I am so idle.--do
not like the trouble of seeking a
wife; besides by seeking, one is not like
ly to find a suitable person. , -
" i hen l suppose you would like som e
lady to seek you."
"And why not!" . .
Well I see but one way: place your ad
vertisement in somo favorite journal!" '
"Faith I never thought ot that!"
"And you would not have done it if
you had. 1 was out jesting wneii i
named it." : ' ' - " -
But I am positively serious!" . ' -"What
to publish yoursel in this
manner?" . " . , '
"Yes!" . ' . ' . ;' y
"And givo your address?"
"To be sure!" -J
"Come, corno that would be teo orig
inal, and your not the man to do it."
"But 1 will do it!
"And when?" .
"I will wager a dinner you do not!'' .
"I except the bet."
"Gentlemen," said Felix, rising, "you
are witnesses to the wager, xou win
partake of the dinner to-morrow at the
lteclior Concalo.".J Of course there was
no dissenting voico to this invitation, and
the evening being far advanced, the par
ty separated. ", . '
The morning of the next day was cold
and rainy; onoof thoao gloomy days in
which time creeps slowly away, and the
atmosphere seems almost to breath des
pair. Madame Souville and her friend
Lucy were suffering from its influence;
they had been silent for more' than five
minutes, and that was a lone time for
two young, fortunato and pretty wotnon,
one of whom had provod that love may
survivo marriaso, and the other was at
two-and-twenty, the widow of an old
man, to whom she had considered herself
sacrificed. Seated before a good fire tho
two ladies were, notwithstanding, devour
ed by the vapours; when Lucy suddenly
... i n .
paused irom mecnanicaiiy turning over
the loaves of tho morning's journal. Her
attention was arrested by a few lines,
which slio had perceived on looking it
over, and having read them, she laughed
What is it?" said her friend.
Oli, the oddest thing; the drollest, the
most incredible, that you can fancy,' an
Ot, what nature! ,
'An advertisement; I will give you ten
minutes twenty minutes .to guess its
purport! ; 1 - ; '1
'It is not worm wnue to try,.'
'Perhaps not so listen. 'A young man
twenty-eight years of age, dark complex
ion, good figure, and agreeable ounte
nance; well educated, and possessing
qualities which he flatters himself would
assure the happinessof any lady who may
enjoy an income of not moro than eight
thousand francs, desires to enter the
state of matrimony as early as possible.
Youth and beauty ore not so much val
ued in his estimation as those moral and
sterling qualities which form tho basis of
domestic happiness, yet he would rather
that the lady should not exceed his own
"! . t 1r.
age, nor would lie unite nimseit to a wo
man repulsively ugly. Address (be
tween 6 noon ttnd 4 p. m.) to Mr. Alfred
Couvraud, 11, Rue d'Angolme."
Arothose really the wordsl said Mad
ame Souville, laughing in her turn.
'Read for yoursolt ! .:
Madame took the paper, and i looked
over the paragraph, 'It is too absurd,' she
said. . .. ....
'He is some ninny,' added Lucy, 'some
ignorant stupid lout.' ' ..-'.'.
'Who thinks himself an accomplished
gentleman,' continued Madame. -
'It is carrying self-conceit rather to far,
observed the lively young widow. 'Such
a fellow ought to be punished; he wants
a lesson. Supoee we give him one!' ,
'And howl . -..'
OHIO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1817.
'Send for him here, and laugh at him.
He must be a fit object of mirth, I am
. 'Oh, you jest' ,
.'No, indued; I do not!'
'But what purpose- would it answer?'
'Why we aro already weary of this
gloomy day, and it is not yet half gone.'
'Well, but reflect, my dear Lucy; ob
servaaces, you know.'
'He must be a person incanablo of
judging of such matters.'
'Hut what can we say to him?
'We should be at no loss on that point,
I am quite certain!'
'Suppose anything unpleasant should
arise out of such a proceeding?'
. 'I have no fear of that, we shall bo two
to one, and two women too!'
Madame Souville hesitated a moment.
and then said, 'You seem so determined
that I . suppose I must consent.' She
then wrote a few lines on pretty paper,
folded, and sealed it coquettishly, and
then rang for the coachman, 'Peter,'
said she 'put the horses to the carnage,
and take this note to its address.'
The coachman obeyed his orders; and
Lucy clapped her hands in ecstacy, anti
cipating rare sport. Tlio two ladies, like
two children, eager for a game of play,
wait impatiently for the return of Peter
with M. Alfred Couvraud.
Madame Souville's carriage, had been
a quarter of an hour before Alfred's door,
yet he had not comprehended the note,
which he was reading for the ninth time.
'M.Alfred Couvraud is requested that he
will allow himself to be conveyed, in the
carriage sent for him, to a person who
wants to see him on important business.
Suddenly recollecting the wager of the
preceding evening, he said to himself.
'Ah! this is some ti ick of those merry fel
lows; they would fain see if I am willing
to follow up the consequences of that in
sertion. Well, they shall find I am not
one to recede, and if they think to misti
fy me, they may boo the tables turned per
haps.' And ho dressed himself hastily,
and descended, but on getting into the
carriage, the coachman's livery stagger
ed him a little. He stretched himself,
however, quite comfortably on the cush
ioned seat, and thought 'Bah! the better
to succeed, they have borrowed this e
quipage. Well, lot those laugh who win!'
The horses, in a very few minutes, stop
ped before the gates of a handsome hotel,
which were immediately opened, and
Alfred, alighting, was conducted by a
domestic, who was evidently waiting for
him, up stairs. The young gentleman
was somewhat astonished, when, the ser
vant having thrown open a pair of fold
ing doors to announce him, he found him
self in the presence of two ladies.
Though he felt puzzled, he did not lose
his presence of mind, and still suspecting
some ambush, he held lnmselt prepared
to act on the defensive. The surprise of
the ladies was equal to his own. in
stead ef an awkward simplotonr with
whom they thought to amuse themselves,
they saw a well-mannered, peisonable
young man. His look was gracious, yet
polite; and his dress elegant, without be
ing foppish. He addressed the ladies
without embarrassment, and begged to
know to what cause he might attribute
the invitation which had brought him to
their presence. They were confounded
and silent for a time, not knowing how to
reply. At length, Liticy, summoning con
fidence, pointed to the journal, and said,
'I believe you are .the gentleman, whose
name appears in that papor?"
'I am Madumo,' he replied.
'You will excuse the liberty I have ta
taken,' continued Lucy motioning that ho
bhould tako useut.
'Ladies,' said Alfred; seating himself,
you have only used the privilege which
I accorded to any one by that advertise
ment.' . ' ,-
'Poihaps our curiosity tins been too
great m this matter J nddud Lucy. '
'No creator than the singularity of the
lines that caused it, Madame; the one jus
tifies tho othor.'
- These answers were not such as were
expected, and sho began to feel herself
rather awkwardly situated, when hor
friend came to her assistance. 'Of course
this insertion is not meant seriously,' said
'It is, I assure you.Madamo!' . '
'And do you think it will answer your
'I hope it will.'
'Marriage, Sir, ia a sacred and impor
tant thing; the moans you take '
'Are certainly not tho most prudent,
Madame, but they have the merit of can
dour. It is better to be known before
marriage, than to be studied afterwards;
and for my part, I look for something
more solid than a love based on illusion,
and the hypothetical happiness of mere
'You are positive; Sir.'
'I think I am reasonable.'
Madame said no more, and Lury took
up the coversation in a languid manner,
'Then if I were to offer you my hand, you
would accept it without hesitation!
Without hesitation that is, if you
would answer to the conditions for which
I stipulated, said Alfred, rather stagger
ed by the lady coming to the point at
: 'Wpat a pity; no doubt you mean a
young girl, you would not marry a widow.'
And why not? replied tho young man,
unablo to pdrcei ve how he should get out
of the scrape he had advertised himself
into. '1 should think my chance for hap
piness creator with a widow than a young
girl. Girls havo such goldon dreams,
and invest the man oi inoir cnoico wuu
imaginary porfoction. And I know that
1 am not period.
'This difficulty being removed, I dee no
other,' added Lucy laughing heartily.
Alfred felt rather strange; ho thought
some jest was to be played off, but he
could not guess how, or for what purpose.
He resolved, however, to have all his
wits about him, and at any rate to come
off with honors of war. 'No,' continued
Lucv, 'I see no obstacle. , I think I am
not very ugly, and I know I am not; too
old; and suppose if my fortune was double
what you name, that would not be a posi
tive objection.' --.'
Alfred breathed more freely; he saw a
means of oscane, and be hastened to say,
Indeed, Madame, that would be a ereat-
erobatacle than you may suppose!' .
'Yes. 1 have talents by which I can
gain a yearly income of nine or ten thous
and francs,! estimate myself at that sum,
anu ne more; and, as 1 am of opinion that
there should be equality on all points be
tween uniting parties to ensure their mu
tual happiness, I have resolved that I will
owe nothing to my wife, uor shall she be
indebted to me.' . -
'And would you refuse a lady from this
'I would. I am not of an ungrateful
disposition, but cannot endure the feel
ing of obligation.' -
' X hen, bir, there is no more to be said.'
Forget this interview. Madame.' and
Alfred rising, begged permission to re
tire. The ladies assented; he bowed and
left the' room, doubting whether he
were in a dream, or had been engaged
in a scone, planned by Felix Janier.
i ruiy ins young man is a singular be
ing, said Lucy to her friend, when the
door had closed on Alfred, 'it is very well
that I magnified my riches, or he might
nave taken me at my word!
'1 told you,' said Madame Souville.
that we might find a foolish thing.'
. 'rSut who could imagine that we should
meet with such an adversary,' observed
the widow, 'really I do not dislike him.'
That same evening, Alfred, Felix, and
their friends, assembled at the appointed
place. Felix enacted the Amphitryon,
with a rathor ill grace, and Alfred, by a
few adroit questions, satisfied that none
of tho party had been privy to the adven
ture of the morning; he thought it very
odd, as he reflected on it, after his return
from the dinner. The following day he
went to the concert Valentino, and there
by chance, met the two ladies. He
bowed to them.' A day or two after Du-
prez played William fell, and in the lob
by of the opera-house, Alfred aain, by
chance, met Madame Souville and Lucy.
They exchanged a few words. The
following day was inviting for a walk,
and they met in the Tuilleries; of course,
by chance. This time they entered into !
couveisatiou something like old acquain
Two months after this, Felix Janier,
arriving from an excursion into Norman
dy, found on his table a letter from Alfred
announcing his approaching marriage,
aud requesting his friend to be present at
Hereafter let it not be said, that an ad
vertisement is a fruitless experiment, and
that the money expended for its inser
tion is like the water thrown into the sea.
How u Luwyer made Five Dollrrs
There was a certain lawyer living at
Cape Ann some time ago who earned
five dollars in the following extraordina
ry manner. He was a man to uo well in
the world, and what was somewhat sur
prising in a limb of tho law, averse to
encouraging litigation. One day a client
came to him in a violent rage- .
"Look a here, 'Squiro," said he, "that
'ere blasted shoemaker down to Pigeon
Cove has gone and sued me for the mon
ey for a pair of boots I owed him."
"Did the boots suit you!"
"Oh! yesI've got 'ora on fust rate
. "Oh! yes.';
"Then you owe him tho money hon
"Well, wliydoii't you pny him?"
Why, cause the blasted snou went
and sued me, and I want to keep him out
of the money if I kin."
"It will cost you something.
"I don't euro a cuss for that How
much money do you want t begin with?"
"Oh, ten dollurs will do.
"Is that all? Woll, hero's a X, so go
ahead," and the client wont oil very well
satisfied with tho beginning.
Our luwyer next called on the shoe
maker and asked him what he meant by
commencing legal proceedings against
"Why," said he, "I kept on sondin'
and sendin' to him for money till I got
tired. I know'd ho was able to "pay
and I was determined to make him.
That's the long and short of it."
"Well," said the lawyer "he's always
been a good customer to you, and I think
you acted too hastily. Thero's a trifle to
pay on the account of your proceeding
but I think you'd bettor tako this five dol
lars, and call it all square.
"Certain Squire if you say so and
darned glad to get it, was the answer,
So the lawyer forked over one V and
kept the other. In a few days his client
came along and asked him how he got on
with his caso. . . . . .. 7
"Rapidly!" cried tho lawyer "we've
non suited him! he'll never troublo you."
"Jerusalem! that's great!" cried the'cli
ent "I'd rather a gin, fifty dollars than
have had him got tho money for them
oots! bjuritof the limes.
A Mkdicai. Hint-to Mothers. A
medical correspondent attributes the high
shoulder and lateral curvature of the
spine, which so frequently disfigure
young lemalos, to the siiouwer sirapa
of their dresses resting below the shoul
ders and on the muscles of the arm, in-
stoad of bcinr? on tho shoulder which
compels the wearer to be constautly hitch
ing hor shoulder to keep up me aress, in
action that results in a forcing up of the
shoulder, a distortion of the chest, and a
lateral curvature of the spino. He also
states that from this dangerous practice
and the consequent exposure of the chest
to cold, inward turbercles are formed,
and not unfrequeutly consumption is en
gendered. ' , ' , . .- . . -
It is not an uncommon thing, !n sacred
history to embolish sentiments with nat
ural comparisons to exemplify more for
cibly their moaning or, to personify pas
sions and feejings by animals whose na
ture is in some degree accordant there
with. 'All mental conceptions must be
manifested tube diffused, and compared
with known objects and things to be fully
illustrated and understood. Such is the
style of the Bible, and such is the style
more or less of all writers. In fact there
is a necessity in this, inasmuch as the
mental and spiritual is distinct from tho
physical and natural, yet there is a strict
correspondence between them indeej.
all letters and words, are but pictures of
loeas or spiritual existences. We have
said this little, as introductory to the fol
lowing Hymn which we found in the
"Watchman of the Valley," The novel
ty of the comparisons may raise a smile
in the reader, but they are as appropri
ate now, pethaps more so, as rushing
winds and streamslions, stars, Jcc. etc.
The third and fourth verses are excel
lent but it is all good:
The Spiritual Railway.
The road to heaven by Christ was made:
With heavenly truth the rails are laid;
From earth tu henven the line extends,
To life eternal, where it ends!
Repentance is the station, then,
Where pasenger are taken io ;
No fee for them is tliere to pay.
For Jusus is himself the way.
The Bible is the engineer.
It points the way to heaven so clean
Through tunnels dark end dreary here,
It does the way to glory steer.
God's love the fire: his truth the steam,
Which drives the engine and the train;
A II you who would to glory ride. .
Must come to Christ in him abide.
Come, then, poor sinner, now', the time
At any station on the line;
If you repent and turn Irom sin.
The train will stop and take you in.
The Man who kissed the three Girls.
A young man wno boarded at a house
in the couutry, where there were several
coy damsels who seemed to imagine that
men are terrible creatures, whom it was
an unpardonable sin to look at, was
one afternoon accosted by an acquain
tance, and asked what he thought of
the young ladies with whom he boarded?
tie replied that that they were very shy
and reserved. -
So they are" returned the other, "and
so much so that no gentleman could get
near enough to toll the color of their
" 1 hat may be, said the boarder, "yet
I will stake a million that I can kiss all
three without any trouble."
"That you cannot do," cried his friend,
it is an achievement which neither you
nor any other man can accomplish.
The other was positive and invited his
friend to the house to witness the tri
umph. ' They entered the room together,
and the three girls were all at home sit
ting beside their mother, and they looked
prim and demure as John Rogers at the
Our hew assumed a very grave aspect
even to dejection, and having looked
wistfully at the clock, breathed a sigh as
eep as Algebra, and as long ae a te
maie dialogue at a street ooor. ius
singular deportment now attracted the
attention of the gtiis, who cast their slow
opening eves up to his countenance.
Perceiving the impression he had made,
he turned to his companion and said
"It wants three minutes 01 the time!
"Do yon speak of the dinner?" said the
old lady, laying down hor sowing work.
"Dinner said he with bewildered as
pect, and pointing, as if unconsciously,
with curled forefinger at the clock. ,
A silence ensued, during which the fe
male part of the household glared at the
young man with irrepressible curiosity.
"You will seo mo directly interred,"
said he again turning to I113 friend.
His friend was as much puzzled as
anv body present, and his embarrassment
added to tho intended effect; but the old
lady being unable to contain herself cried
Mr. (J , pray what do you speak !
"Nothing," answered he in a lugu
brious tone, "but last night a spirit ap
peared unto me." Here tho girls rose
to their feot and drew near. "And the
spirit guvo me warning that I should die
exactly at twelve o'clock to-day, and you
see it wants but half a minute of that
time!" " '
The girls turned pale, and their hid
ilen sympathies were at once awakened
for the doomed youth. They stood
chained to the spot, looking alternately at
the clock and tho doomed youth. He
then walked up to the eldest of the girls,
and taking her by the hand bode her a
solomii farewell. . Ho also imprinted a
kiss upon her trembling lips, which she
did not attempt to resist. He then bado
tho second aud third farewell in the same
tender and affectionate manner. . - His
object was achieved, and that moment
the clock struck twelve. Hereupon he
looked around surprised and ejaculated,
"who would have believed that an appa
rilion would tell such a lie? It was prob
ably the ghost of Annanias or Sapphira."
It was some time before the sober mai
dens understood tho joke, and wheu
thev did. thev evinced no resentment.
The kiss broke the ice; and, thanks to
the ghost they discovered there was some
pleasure ina bearded cheek.
Preserving Egos, The editor of one
of oure.xchangos suys that he was made
the happy recipient of a quantity of duck,
turkey, and lien's eggs, which had been
m-eserved one vear in lime water. ' The
modus operandi adopted by the donor of
the preservatory process, was as follows.
A two gallon pot was nneu wuu eggs,
and ono pint of lime, of tho consistency
of common whitewash, poured in and
the pot filled with water, which was nev
er changed, the water as wen astneeggs,
remained perfectly puro and sweet. This
practice is the one most common in
France, the inhabitants of which, to their
lovp of soups, and frogs, add also, it ap
pears, a very commendable taste for eggs.
WHOLE NO. 1112;
Thret Anecdem of the Peiif.
We translate the following from th
Courier Jet Etatt Unit!
The Holy Fat hor, who has not at Li
command all the treasuries of Christen
dom to fill, as he desires, the hands of the
supplicants who come to him,- at least
knows how to bestow his alms in the
right place. One day one of those char
acters, whom the artists at Rome call
llomanachts, presented himself to Pius
IX. declaring that he was overwhelmed -with
misfortunes, his wife was dying and
his children without bread. The Pope
looked at him and replied, that honest
misery would not wear so red a nose or
so shining a facu, and that some trick was
perhaps lurking under it. But. to the
doubts of His Holiness, the fellow replied
that his grandfather was paralletic and
that the grandfather of his wife was stone
blind. With all his family ill upon his
bands, his case was truly pitiful. A hun
dred piasters, he said, would be enough
to help him out of the difficulty,' lhe.
Pope borrowed, the money of his treas
urer, and gave it to him.
But a doubt took possession of the ia
nor. "Have I bestowed my charity to
good purpose?" He wished to know
what to think of it. He put on the outer
dress of a simple priest and presently
walked beyond the suburb of the Trans
teverins, whither the Romanache had -
been watched. He stopped before a cer
tain house, from which issued shouts and
the joyous ringing of glasses. He enter
ed, and recognized his man in good com
pany, leaning with his elbows on the ta
ble in all the glory of intoxication. "To
the health of the good Pope, who treats
us te such capital wine!" cried the Am
phitryon in a return of consciousness.
"It is he who will leach you how to act,
he who might have sent you to prison
for having stolen the goods of the poor,"
said Pius IX to the terrified am" cast
down boon companions. "Let this serve
as a lesson, and let my indulgence for
the present help you to deserve full for
giveness." . ' ' ''
The Romans of the present day, like
the Romans of other times, are the great
est lovers of art in the world, and espe
cially cd the art Terpsichorean. The
dancing of Fanny Elsslerhad electrified
them so much that their enthusiasm had
produced a subscription of 12,000 francs,
which sum they bad converted into a
crown of gold; this they intended to offer
to the object of their , idolatry. Never
theless, they recollected that there was a
man at the Quirinal whom they preferred
to Fanny Elssler; they went to him and
said: . ..
"Holy Father, we desire to give to
Fanny Elssler this crown of gold, if it
will not be displeasing to your Holiness."
"Give the crown of gold, if that amu
ses you," replied the good Pius IX, smi
ling, "only I suggest that your present is
'Why not, Holy Father?"
"Why. I have supposed hitherto that
crowns were made for the head, not for
the legs." - V
1 he Romans gave their crown 01 gout
to Fanny Elssler, but the same day they
sent to Pius IX a thousand crowns for bis
Wot long since, rios IA proposea a
new reform to his Council. Twenty Car
dinals, who were most hostile to the con
stant disposition of the Holy Father, were
present. I wenty black balls were lounti
in the urn wnicn contained me vows.
Pius IX was not disconcerted, takinjj
the. white scull-cap from his head aud
laying it upon an urn, he said: "Now,
gentlemen, the black balls are an white.
The measure passed the next day. The
evening of that day M. Rossi, the French
Embassador, paid him a visit. The Ho
ly Father, visibly moved from the im
pression produced by tho scene of the
morning, described it to his visitor, ad
ding: "The oppsiton I meet with daily
will not cheok me. I shall gain the end
I propose for my government, for I pos
sess the love of my people. And even if
the love of that good people should one
day tail me, 1 shall not be discouraged,
for still tliere will remain to me the tap
port of God." New York Tribune.
Extraordinary influence op Tut
fluid. We deem it our duty to state the
following facts that may serve, by way ef
caution to our readers, against touching
or using in any manner the poles of the
Telegraph. A horse and wagon were
proceeding rapidly down the street the
other day, the atmosphere containing, at
the time, considerable electrical fluid.
when turning from Main to 3d St., the
vehicle chanced to touch the pole on the
cornor; iustantly the influence, with a
most violent shock, overthrew tlio herse
and wagon, the former on his back and
the latter thrown on to him. . We are
happy to statu, howover, that no other ill
effects were experienced from the con
tact. This occurrence should serve as a
warning to oar citizens who use teams in
thestreot. Zanetville Courier.
IThe Newark (N; J.) Advertiser
notices the opinion of Professor Olmstead
about the effect of the telegraphic wires
in dilTus'ng lightning, and says:.
"The "opinion, though that of a man
of science entitled to respect, needs con
firmation. The Bethel church in New
ark, was struck during a thunder shower
a few days ago, though only a few ateps
from both the telegraphic wires and the
railroad track. A scientific friend, J. J.
Barker, of New Brunswick, suggested
to us some years ago, when railroads
first began to multiply, that they might
in their progress so distnoute uio 0100-
tricity as to prevent explosions. ..
"good time" has certainly not come yet.
Gen. Pillow in a conversation with
Gen. Taylor about the battles of Palo
Alto and Kesaca de la Palma, says the
Knoxville Tribune remarked that had A
been in command of the army.he thought
he should have brought on those battle
differently. -Gen. Taylorlooking him -full
in the face, replied, ; I have no doubt '
you would, sir!" - - "
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