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Blue Corner." .... . . . ' :
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PETER MULROONEY AGAIN.
How he was deceived into
Marrying Mistress O'Connelly.
A) eh, sir, it is the sthrangest thing!
Oh, Michael Connolley, why did ye
die? Bad cess to me that I should ev
er live to be desaved by a fat woman
of iilty. But sure the quarters were
so pleasant, Mr. Uibin, continued Pe
ter apologetically, an Misthress Con
nolley so tinderly intereslin, vvid her
heart bruk into pieces w id de sorrow
that was in it. Oh, but it is strong
enough now. I thought it ud be a
marcit'ul interposition to comfort her
And so you courted her I suppose.
01), but it nas a purty sight to see
the way I did it, replied Peter, with
one oi his rich laughs.
It was the beautifulest specimen of
blarney that lias been seen since St,
Patrick, but he cumether the sarpints.
What could you expect then but mar
riage m a consequenee.
Jr aix, it is little 1 thought about it
and little I liked it. Sure I tauld the
auld woman I wag a single man and
swore by the piper I intended to re,
Then you should never have sought
to gain her affections; it would have
been cruel to serve the poor creature so,
and desert her afterwards.
Afl'ectionsl Musha! 'tis her affec
tions were mouldy many a long day
Well you married her at all events,
said I impatiently.
Fail, 1 dunnoj butt does bethinkin
that it was she married me. One night
there wor some of the auld country
people at the house, and we talked
about auid times, an alter awhile tirere
were Mshins ol whiskey put on the
table an we talked, an we dhrinked,
an quarieled, an danced and driakedj
again, till it is my sarious opinion that
my senses lelt me entirely, at.d never
came back till I found meselt in bed
the next niomin mighty unaisy in niy
mind and wondherring how I got into
Misthress Connolley's room instead ot
my own. Whilst I was schaming out
au apology, who should come to the
door but Misthress Connolley herself.
Mister Mulrooney, said she, with a
deep blush, how d'ye find yerself this
Party well, thank ye, mem, sez I,
baring the dhryness of the rnoUtli.
Is it dhry ye are? sez she, as soft as
Faix, that i aisy mended anyhow.
Would ye like a dhrop of sperils,Mis
Dade an I would, av it be pUsin to
ye, Misthress Connolley, sez I.
Oh, Peter, dear, sure 'tis Misses
Mulrooney, ye must call me uow, sez
I'd be pleased, to call ye anything
that's dacent, an proper, acushula!' sez
I, tinderly, for the thirst was consum
Oh, but it is the quare mon ye are,
sez she, laughin. Sure I was in luck
the day ye came to board at my house.
Ye may say that, sez I, for I am a
gintleman of an ancient family, and
it's not always ye are favored with the
likes, Misthress Connolley. -
Mulrooney, sez she, correcting me.
Mem! sez I,
Ye must call me Mulrooney now,
say I she." .
Wid all my heart, says I, if you
like the name better noryer own; but it
is not a marryin man 1 am. .
' Troth Pether, dear, sex she, I hope
ye will never be after uiarryin a lec-
Faix, and I'd be thinkin about mar
riage first or second, cez I.
Och, wirra! wirra! sez she, only to
hear him! As it he didn't give ould
Henntssy a good silver dollar ior ma
kin us man an wife last night.
: Miitlircss Connolley, sez I, stariu
at her wid amaeemenr, sure its a jokin
i Not a bit of it. Pether. dear, sez
jhe. Iau'liia au houldin ud a slm ol
paper, by Hid same token mat this is
tne mli'icate of the priest that I hould
in cny luiid.
' Jia my sowl, sez I, Misthress Con
Volley, ye may call the certificate yer
usbatiu, for sorry a thing I will have
to do wid it.
Mulrooney, sez site, do ye deny the
ring upon my linger?
Sorry 1 care about the good ring,
sez i, jmiipin out of bed. Will it bu
plaziu to yer to go out of the room
wtiile 1 dresJ myself ?
On, I'll lave you wid all my heart,
sez slie. 031011101? ud mv clotuea But
it's little ye'll have to dress wid, till
)er come to yer sinses Petner Mulroo
An by this an by that, Mr. Urbin,
she tucked my garments under her arm
and whit out au locked the door, lavin
the empty room wid myself.
Tear an ages, says 1 to tnyself.while
she was gone. 'Tis chated I am en
tirely: but maybe it's only lutinin she
is, alter an. Ayeni wnai s i to aor
'Tis a great comlort there's a bed in
the ro.m. Sure she won't starve me;
ru'ghty unasy any how, an that's no
i So you went to bed again, Well,
what come next?
i Twintv-four mortal hours I laid
there, without alia or dhrinkin; an theu
Misthress Connolley knocked at the
Pether, dear, sez she,
Oli, you mulheriu woman, sez I.
'Tis kilt I am with hunger.
Am 1 Misthress Mulrooney? sez
she,j8pakia through the keyhole. Am
I yer law tul wile
J3e me lane it is blue moulded I'll be
before I say so, Biddy Connolley,
Biddy Mulrooney, sez she,
Conuolley, sez 1.
Mulrooney, sez the.
Go to the devil! sez I.
The top ol the niorniu lo yer. Fa
ther, aez sue, an wid that she went
away, Twas pitch dark, Mr. Urbin,
when she come again. -
It is awake ye are wid the hunger,
Pether, dear, sez she.
Give me my clothes, Misthress Con
nolley, sez I, laimly,
'Tis BiddyMulrooney that is spa
kin to ye, Pathedear.scz she. Would
ver like coffee or lay, wid hot male an
praties? Sure there's plenty of em
down stairs, Father, darlint, barriu the
fear I have that yer roina s aisoruereu.
Sure it would De a wonaer n. u was
not. wid the tratement I've had, Mis-
tress Connolley, sez I,
- , ......
Troth, Pather, dear, sez sne tinaer
ly, it will be a blewed dey for me when
1 can hether it. But ve must confess
that ye married me last night, aa that
my name is Mulrooney.
Let me oat, sez I, or I will die the
Deed Father, achora, it ud be pla
sm me to do it av ye were iu yer right
mind, bu; the time is not come yet, 1
see, sez she, an wid that, doton stairs
she trotted agin.
Oh, bot 1 6uuered wia tne uungry
pain, Misshur uruin, tin i couio new
it nn Innper. I knocked at the door,
an called out, Misthress Connolley, let
me spake to j e,
There is no Misthress Connolley
now, sez a dirthy little coleen from the
ouUide : sure sire was married last
night, and her name is Mulrooney.
Tell Biddy Mul Mulrooney to
come here then.sez 1. Oh, but 1 choke
to speak iu Alther a little while i
heard her up tne stairs.
Did you call, Peter darlinr, said the
fat old deceiver.
Tloth, 1 believe I did, says I.
What will 1 do for me husband, sez
It's starvin I am, sez I.
Was 1 married the night, sez she.
Rnrri A bit 1 kllOW. SeZ I.
Spake out, Pether dear; 1 don't hear
ye, sea sue, " : -
Tear and agesi yes: sez i.
Didn't you marry yerself, Pether,
Divil a one of me knows, sez I.
What do ye say, Pether, dear? sez
Sure father Hennessey knows I did,
sez I, desperately; with that the door
was flung open and wid a loud laugh
in come Misthress Mulrooney, wid
aihpr Hannessev and half a dozen ac
quaintance, and throws herself into my
irmi flrul nerrrpfi mv imiuiuuni ocm.
And that is tue way, Mr. Urbin, I was
desaved into niartyiu' Misuiress vou
nolley Mulrooney I mane.
Sniffles asked a seedy 'TooUng' chap
what be did lor a living.- f
.1 am rnntracaor on a railroad.
' .Cu rnt,Aitor on a railroad 1' said
v. : ..r-rerl nlnui Sniffles.
'Yes, air ee, I tends the brakes, and
nH than contracts a bad
e , b i j uv
Sniffles called for brnnyawarrar as
Drunkenness Not Cured by Legislation.
An effort is at present being mada in
Gi4t Uritliaii to enact a nrohibitorr
liquor law, kiinlar in its provisions lo
what ia termed, iu this cotiutry, the
Maine liquor law,
The Octuder number of the West
minster review has an article on the
subject, suggesting some argument
sgaust this surt ol legislation!, which
are worthy of serious .consideration'
We extract the following paragraphs:
The world be a very diflerent world
if greatevils were so easily cured, and
if ten lines in a statute book could
cure vice and make virtue tiiu-nphant.
Experience tells a difference tile. It
tells ui that a law is in luelf power
less; aud that i ly UtH il
ia the outwardand formal expression; of
whit men really wish' Even if a law,
such as the Maine liquor law. ware
obeyed, which it might be for a ime,
among an orderly ami law loving peo
ple, there would be no escaping, iu oue
sua J e or other, the penalty of so gross
au lulriiigiiient of the true principles
of State guvtmuient. - It would be an
evil worse than that of drunkeness, il
a nation Uarul to lean on the TOtteu
zeal of external enactments, and this
and thus capped the very foundation
ol right, and destroyed the springs of
all moral action,
To deuy the U3e of intoxicating liqu
ors altogether, to withhold by law the
means of indulging because iudulgence
is ofteu carried to a vicious excess, is,
in fuel, attempt in a very signal instan
ce, ani on a very wide scale, to in
crease the sphere of State government,
and to deaden the seuse ot individual
responsibility, It would be Impossi
ble to furnish a more conspicioua ex
ample ol that mode of viewing man
uud moral j, which mikes wroug and
right the subject State policy and. hot
of individual coil fiction.
A subtle poison taints the moral at
mosphere iu which such a law i9 up
held. The raiud of man becomes nar
row and cippled when he is no longer
bis own master; his actions are mean
ingless whan stripped of the beauty of
choice; his sympathy for others grows
dead when he has no longer to assist them
In encountering moral trials and to
gain and gift the strength of mutual
counsel, Prohibition advocates are
fund of prophecying that as men cease
to driuk they will go to church.
What will they find when they get
there? Is the faith of the Churches of
Christendom so warui, their , words so
full of meaning, their appeal to the
conscience so direct that 'hey can afford
to be guided by a law which, as far as
oue law can. deadens responsiblity aad
obliterates the destinction belweeu(good
and evil? The' text will be the keau
est satire on the sermon- The text
say, 'Use your freedom as those who
stand or fall to their Master;' the pre
acher willssy, My Christain brethern,
abstain altogether, for there J ia a penal
ty of five dollars for the first oflence
and ten for the second.
The Best to use a Brandy
The encourler of en active and gal
lant officer, Colonel U , with two
bears in the Magampatto.is a story wall
known in Ceylon. He had embarked in
a native boat, when he was driven far
past Hambantott'e, the post at which be
intended to land; having got on shore,
although without attendants, and at a
considerable distance from any inhabit
ed place, be determined on attempting
to reach a resting place before nigniiati.
In this deienniiialion hi piuceeded, car
rying a small portmanteau and a bottle
of briid.'J the laM article a gift most for
tunately pressed upon by the frieLd
Irom whoBe house he started. While pro
ceeding witt j all 0ssible expedition,
it became dusk, and Colonel found
the path beset with elephants; by them
ue was chased, butescapsd by throwing
away his portmanteau. Much exhaus
ted by his exertions, be bad proceeded
but a short way, when, by the indistin
ct light, he perceived two bearsocciipy
ing the path, and advancing upon him.
As soon as the animals came withia
reach, Col. H -struck the foremost
bruin eu severe a blow that the Aollle
was broken on the animal's head, and
thd brandy dashed over its cnuntenauce,
on this the bear made a precipitate re
treat, followed by his.unannointed com
panion' ana Col. 11 arived in safety
at the rest house in "Valle. ri Year
Eloqcekt Extbact. Wecopy theiollow-
infi extract from a new work entitled, "ine
Old House by the Kivei-" 'Q preach to the
blocks and stones, ye who believe t'lat love
is the clay! Go preach to the dead, ye who
deny the immortality of the afleclioiis. Go
reason with trees, or hills, or images ol wood,
with your own motiouless.lifeless, icy souls,
ye who believe thai, because that tlitre is uo
marrying yonder, there shall be no embiacing
or because we may no use the gentle wotds,
my rt ife,' we may not clasp these sanctified
forms in our holy arms! I tell you, man,
thai immortality would be a glorious cheat,
il with our clav died all our first atfectious.
I tell you that annihilation would be heaven
if 1 believe that when my head at length rests
on iu coffin nillow. and mr lips sink to the
eileute and repose of death, these loving
eyes will never look into mine again, -thia
puie clasp never be around aiy neck, this holy
caress never bless ine mote.
Th bast jetort , we have seen for a
lone lime waa thai of a"gent!emv,a
reported by a coteroporary.who.on being
awakened by the captain ol a boat wun
the announcement that ba must not oc
cupy bis berth with bis boots on, very
considerately replied :
Oh! never uiiud; the bugs won't burl
'am much, t guess; they ra au old pair.
Let 'em rip.'
A Smaet IlossE-THiir At the en
campment of a body of British troop
In the province of Bajepore.in the East
Indies, one of the officers had a horse
stolen, but the thief missing the toad
beiore he got but of aight of the teats,
was detected and brought back.
The gentleman, highly pleased at ra t
coveriuglhe horse, aai mich surprised
at the dexterity of the fellow who car
ried him from the midst of six or seven
files of grooms, waa more inclined ti
admire his address and expertotss that
to punish him.
Next morning his resentment baalut
entirely subsided, ha yielded, to his
curiosity. Ha ordered the fellow, tbare
fore, to be brought him, and enquired
by what contrivance us hd eSacted hi
purpose.-- ,- s r itt f v.
Thj fellow j'epIteJ be could not wtl
tell his honor.but if he pleased he
would show bim.
Well, thea,' says the officer, 'sluce
rou are so bad at description, we will
see bow yon do it-'
'ow, sir.pray tske notice". This Is
the way 1 crawled over the grooms.
The next thing waa to loosen 'the rope
tieniiu, which l aid thus, I then clap-
pea a ha iter obierva, air, It you pleas-
over his neck, thus.'
'Admirable clever, by Jove I' cries
the officer, laughing anJ rubbing hie
'In this minaer.'contlnued the fello
' 1 jumped upon bis bsck.and whea once
I am mounted. I give any man leave to
catch ma who can.'
In saying this, he gave the horse a
kick, pushed bim through the gaplug
crowd, put him to full speed, and car
ried bim clear off. J
A sucker specimen, whose visit to
th State Fair gave brm liberty to
stretch the sober truth regarding what
he saw on his travels, waa detailing to
a lloosier the immense buisneaa done in
packing beef in the Garden City.
'They kill a million bead a week,and
the blood discolors the water in the
Lake half a mile from shore.'
'That's nothing,' replied the Hooaler,
'at my node's, down in New Albany,
they have a trip-hammer drivert ' by a
forty-hors power steam engine, just to
knock the cattle down with; and there
is so muih blood thit theyjdrive a grist
mill of six run of burrs, and Ueter stop
on account of low water.'
One of the finest passage in Riche
lieu ia the following :
Richelieu Young man, be blithe j
for, note mejiom the hour I grasp that
picket, think that your guardian -rtar
rains down fortune on you.
Francisco U I fail V
Hichelieu Fail ! fail ! in the bright
lexicon of youth, which fate reserves
for a most glorious manhood, there i
no such word as fail 1
Why should a young man fail I If
be be honest, if he be honorable, if ha
be ardent, ;if he be energetic, If he be
gifted with mental power, if As be
right in soul and strength, be should
never fail;and if any alluring lemtalloa
wbisptrlu bfs est words .that make
him turn aside, let bim .revert to that
bright lexicon and never fail.
A Good Anecdote.
We are told that the following con
venation was overheard among the
Volunteers of the Rio Grande. Scene
night. Two volunteers wrapped in
blankets and half buried in the mud.
Volunteer 1st Jim, how come you
to volunteer? ' ,
Volunteer 2d Why, Bob, you see,
I have no wife to care a red cent for
me, and so I volunteered and besides
I like war! row tell me bow you
came out here?
Volunteer 1st Why the fact is.you
know I 11 have got a wife, and so I
came out here because I like peacel'
Hereupon both volunteers turned
over in their blankets, got a new plas
tering oi mud and went to sleep.
Newspaper reporters should not diini.
Ueie isa story handed in by one of tlie craft,
which shows, iu very strong colors, the man
ner in which thiuga become distorted by
viewing them through the bottom of a tum
bler. . . . -
"Yesterday morning, at 4 o'clock P. M., a
small boy, named Jones, or Brown, or Smith,
committed arsenic by swallowing a dose of
suicide. The verdict of the inquest returned
a jury that the deceased came to the facta in
accordance with his death. He leaves a child
and six small wives to lament the end of his
uuiimel) loss. In death we are in the midst
Simon Pierson, an early settler in
Reminiscences,, tells some amusing
anecdotes. Here is one :
Abont fourmiles west of the river wo
came (to a log cabin, kept by Afajor
Sraith. Here we found a small man
with a large wife, Says Major Smith
to the small man ;
'Is ibat woman your wife V .
'Yes sir,' was rep'y, . ;
Says the major -
How did you fet across the river 1
I should suppose that wife would bava
.unk the old canoe.'
a .si. . i
un, sata the little men, '. weal
jwc for her.
The beat and most contltia reason
for an effect that we ever remember to
have hesrd, writes a western corresppn-'
dept. was one given by 'on idea'
Dutchman? fn reply too -fiend .who re
marked ' " , .' . ,
'Why, Bans. you have tbe moat fmi
nine caat of countenance I lave" eW
seen." - v'" it
0, yaw waa ihevepiT. f IrSd aa
reason foi dat : my mfjttt 4 V