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The Lincoln County Herald
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EUOEIVE L, SYIIOIl,
Troy, - ItlissouH.
l 1M attend to til kindt of Dental work
And guarantee entire satlrfaction. He will
visit the different parts of the county, previous
notice of which vlalta will be given,
ijajr Office Front room over C. C. Ransdell's
Bout and Shoe Store. Jul3n27
J. C. GOODRICH. W. W. DIRKHEAD
"Troy, - - Missouri.
DR. BIRKHEAD will be in the office all the
time. Or. GOODRICH will only be here
'from time to time, due notice of which will be
-gtven. Oat for the PAINLESS extraction of
teeth administered at all times by Dr. Birkbead.
Auguit 31, 1871 v8n2jl
G T. DUNJf,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
New Hope. - - Missouri.
Will practlco In the Courts nf tho Nineteenth
Judical Circuit. Bpectal attontlon given to col
H, C. MAG RUDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Cap-nu-Gms, - Missouri.
Will praetice in the Court! of the Nineteenth
Judicial District. v7n
W. C. McFARLANDs
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practlco in the Courts of the Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit, and will give special attention
to collections. ODhe Front room over J. 11.
Knox's Bank. v7n!6
OH AS. MARTIN J,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will practice in nil the Courts of tho. Nine
teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given
to the collection of debts. v6o39
A. V. McKEE. E. N. BONFILS.
McKEE & BOiFII,S,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Troy, - - Missouri.
Will praclico iu tho various Courts of this and
adjoining counties. Special attention given to
collections and matters relating to real estate
Office, northeast corner Main and Cherry
streets, juat below Laclede Hotel. n30v7
J. B. ALl.EV. W. T. BAKER.
A Is Li EN & BAKER,
Altnruejs-at-Law, Agents Slate and
Ptioeuix Insurance Companies;
and Real Estate Agents,
TRO Y, MISSOURI.
JOSEPH B. ALLEN, Notary Public.
B. W. WHEELER
Attorney at Law anil Notary Public,
N EW ROPE, MO.
Will attend to any professional business In the
Courts of Lincoln, Warren, Pike and Montgom
ery counties. sep7'71o36yl
WM FRAZIER. G- W. COLBERT.
ERAZIER & COIjRERT,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts,
Will practice In all the courts of the Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to col
lection! and to the sale and purchase and leasing
of real estate. Abstracts of titles, warranty
deeds, deeds of trust and mortgages made out
on short notice. Large number of valuable
farms for sale at low prices. 4T Office on Main
street In Ransdell's building, up stairs. v7nl4
W ALTON & CREECH)
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts,
Will practice In all the Oourts of the Nineteenth
Judicial Clroult, and the Supreme Court of the
Ktete. All business entrusted to their care will be
fromptly attended to.
Office over Dr. 6. T. East's Drug stole. Office
hours from 9 a' m. to 4 p. in.
THORNIIILL & BUSWELL, Propr's.
THIS Is a first-class hotel, .furnished in good
style and Us table supplied with the best the
market affords. Strangers stopping in Troy will
find here all the comforts of home.
The BAR Is stocked wl'h strictly prime Li
quors, such as Brandies, Whiskies. Wines, Ale,
Gin, eto. also the finest brands of Cigars,
LARGE SUPPLY OF LUMBER AT
Chain of .Socks, Lincoln Co.
Wealherboardlng, Sheeting, Door and Window
Frames, 8asb, and Building Materia
W. E. BROWN,
junlSmlnJi Ciale of Rock, Mo.
TVJOTICK la hereby given that letters of ad.
1 ministration wero granted to tko on del
signed on tbe estate of Henry Qulglav, Jeo'd,
by the Clerk of the Probate Court of Lincoln
county, Mo., on the 10th day of July, 1872.
Persons having claims against said estate are
"quired to exhibit them to the adinlnis rator
Within On. vn.r friim ilia n.la mmlA lallr. nr
they may be precluded from any benefit ,-f said
Jate and If not exhlbl-el within to years
from tbe date of said letters, they will be foreves
ttMs). y.,131 QKVb t. WAD f .
LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD
N0.1.-!1! h?r0,y ,BiT?n lb,t ,ho undersigned
11 administrator of tho estate of William
Wade, flenpa.n.1. will . .
i-i i , -.it u.ukh n uuai settlement or
his administration of said estate at tho next term
u. iuo ruuaio yourt oi uncom county, Mo., to
"P18 E. 0. SITTON, Adm'r.
VOTICE is hereby given that tho undersigned
ll administrator or the estate of Ellha W.
hast, deceased, will make a final settlement
or his administration of said estate at the next
term of tho Probato Court or Lincoln county,
Mo., to be begun and held at the court houso in
Troy on the second Monday in October, 1872.
'pI8 E. Q. SITTON, Adm'r.
NOTICE Is hereby given that letters or admin
istration wero granted to tho undersigned
on the estate or Thomas F. Foley, deceased,
by the Clerk of the Probate Court of Lincoln
county, Mo , on tho'3 I day of Sent'r. 1872.
All persons having claims against said estate
are reaulred to exhibit them to ih. .itmlntitminr
for allowance within one year from the date of
saiu letters, or mey may Do precluded from any
benefit of said estate, and If not exhibited within
two years from the dato of said letters thoy will
ue lorovcr Darrou.
scpl8 ANDREW B. FOLEY, Adm'r.
NOTICE If hereby given that tho undersigned
Executor of the estate of Milton L Lovcll'
deceased, will make a final settlement of bis al
ministration of said estate at the next term of
the rrobate Uourt or Lincoln county, Mo., to bo
begun and held at the court house In Troy ffn
tho second Monday In October, 1872.
aug21n34 (JEO. A. HAMILTON, Ex'r.
TVTOTICE Is heroby given that the undersigned
11 administrator of the co-partnership estate nf
i.ovcii a Hamilton, win maKe a nnal settlement
or nis administration of said estate at the next
term or the Probate Court or Lincoln county,
Mo., to be begun and held in Troy on the second
Aionaay in uciooer, iniz.
aug21n34 GEO. A. HAMILTON, Adm'r.
V OTICE Is hereby given that letters or admin
ll istration were granted to the undersigned
on tho cstato of Matilda A. Hiler, dee'd, by tbo
Clerk of tho Probato Court of Lincoln county,
Mo., on thoJ7th day of August, 1872.
All persons having claims against said estate
are requircdlto exhibit them to the administrator
for allowanco within one year from tho date of
said letters, or luey may be precluded from uny
benefit of said estate; and If not exhibited
within two years from the date of said letters
they will bo forever barred.
sep4n38 E. 0. SITTON, Adm'r.
VJOTICE is hereby given that letters or admln
Ll istraiion were g-onted to the undersigned
un the co-partnership estate or Quielev .t lton-
fils, on the 10th day or July, 1872, by the Clerk
or the Probate Court or Lincoln county, Mo.
All persons having claims against said cstato
aro required to exhibit them to the administrator
for allowanco within one year from the dato or
said letters, or they may be precluded f om any
benefit or said estate : and if not exhibited
within two years from the date or said letters,
ttiey win be rorover baned.
jul31n31 DAVID T. WADDY, Adm'r.
Order of PuBiication.
TVTOTICE is hereby civen that the undersigned.
11 administratoror the estate or Talbott Ilragg,
Sr., deceased, on the 13th day or July, at the
July term or the rrobate Court of Lincoln
county, Mo., for 1872, filed bis petition as such
administrator for the silo of the real estate of
said deceased, or so mueh thereof as might bo
necessary to pay the debts due by said deceased,
accompanied ny tne lists ana inventories re
quired by law, and that unless the contrary Lo
shown an order will be made for the sale or said
real estate at the October term of said Probate
Court for 1S72, which torm will be begun and
held at the court bouse in Iroy, Mo., on too
second Monday in October, 1872, when and
where all persons interested in said estate will
appear and show cause why said order of sale
should not be granted.
aug21 S. R. WOOLFOLK, Adm'r,
Administrator's Sale of Real Estate
OTICE Is heieby given that the undersigned
administrator ot tbo estate of ilenry .Mc-
Mahill, deceased, will In obedience to the order
or the Probato Court or Lincoln county, Mis
souri, mada at tho July term of said Court for
tbe year 1872, sell on
Wednesday, October 2d, 1872,
at public vendue, at the court houso door in the
town pf Troy In said county, between tbe hours
of ten o'clock a. m., and fivo o'clock p. m. of said
day, and during tho session or tbe Circuit Court
or said county, at the September term thereot
for 1872, tne real estate belonging to said da
ceased, situated in said county ol Lincoln, Mo.,
and described as follows, to wit, or so mueh there
of as will be sufficient to pay the debts or said
deceased; 168 acres in survey No. 1813, begin
ning at a stone northwest oorner of a tract of
land sold by Richard T. Qladney to Samuel
Weeks, from which a linn 10 Inches in diameter
bears south 75 degrees east 32 links, thence north
60K degrees east 29 chains 14 links to a stone
northeast corner said Week's tract, from which a
pin oak 8 inches in diameter bears south 3 degs
west 23 links, and do. inches in diameter bears
south 73 degrees west 28 links, thence north 21 H
degr's west 63 chains and 80 links to a stone,
southeast corner ot a tract or land deeded by
Richard T. Qladney to 0. L. Halley'j heirs,
thence south deg'a west 29 chains and IS
links to a stone southwest corner or tbe above
named tract, thence south 21J0 east 83 chains
and 80 links to beginning, with tbe exception or
100 acres deeded by said Henry aioManill and
wife to Henry Ellis off said tract December 2J,
1857, by deed recorded in book V page 270 of the
records of said county. Also tbe following i Be
ginning at stone iu the Prairie northwest corner
survey 1813. thence north 68 degrees east with
tbe origlna, northwest boundary line 29 chains
and 16 link! to a lorkod pin oak is incnes in
diameter, from which a pin oak 8 Inches in diam
eter bears south 12 degrees east 39 links, thenco
south 22 degrees east 20 ohains 68 links to a
stone, thence south 68 degrees west 29 chains 16
links to a Hons, thence north il degrees west zu
chains and 58 links to place of beaindinc, con-
talng 60 acres, more or less. Also a tract of land
beginning at the southeast corner of a lot o!
land allotted to A. A. Chouteau as the widow,
by commissioner in partition of survey No. 1813
amoni the heirs of Chouteau, thence north 22
degrees w. 15 chns to a stone corner from which a
black oak 12 inches in diameter bears north 35
degrees west 50 links, also a hlack oak 14 Inches
bears north 45 degroes west S3 links, thence
south 68 degrees west 26 chaini and 67 links to a
atone oorner from which a white oak 8 inches in
diameter bears north 74 degrees east 15 links,
also awhile oak 20 Inches bears north 50 degrees
west 21 links, thence south 22 degrees east 15
ehalns to a'pileof stone for corner, from which a
hickory 0 Inohes bears north 39 degrees west 12
links, thence north 68 degrees east 26 chains and
9 links to the beginning, containing 40 acres,
more ot less, all of said land being in township
51 range i east anil i west all of said land sold
otear of widow's dower, ant also clssr or mort
gage dees) oa same in favor of James W. Welch,
said Welch to be paid the amount of his debt out
of sales of said land.
TERMS One half easfct balaseela mots,
purchaser to give bond for deferred payment
bearlna 10 per cent iotcftst from date, with good
security. No deed to be made until purchase
, money be fully paid.
I THOMAS A. 1IALL8Y, Adra's
sate ef Weary KoMehlll, '.
TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,
A MIDDLE-AGED LOVE STOHI.
I From Chamber's Journal,
Tbey had com, a littU ktouo of
friendl face, to watch rue) off with wav
ing handkerchiefs arid kiodlY irood bves :
and 1 Hood en tli stem, nodding nnd
waving back, till the itcarucr swept down
the river out of their light.
1 knew I should have the prove that
the great sea might be gcntlo with me ;
t Knew ther would watch the weather.
and look Tor the telegram of the arrival
ol our ship; jet 1 knew I was taking
nothing from their lives, and that tlioj
each would go home hardly missing me;
so il was with no great wrench of heart
that 1 taw tbe pilot put off from ue, nnd
took the last look at my native shores.
Dunn" most ol tho passaco I wan just
comfortably sea-sick, so I sat all the day
long in a reclining chair on deck, watch
tD0 white caps on tho purple and
oiue ana green waves that mounted and
fell, down and up, up and down, away
out to the far horizon. 1 saw the shill
ing nautiluses float by, and now and then
a whale, or a shoal of porpoises, or a
sail, speeding white and full across the
I saw also a good many other things
nearer by; for I didn't put my eyes iu
my pocket along with my short-sighted
classes; and nobody was much likely to
mind a iniddlo aged woman in hood and
The first thing 1 taw was a young girl,
with dark eyes, and brown hair that rip
pled itself into a tangle of rough cu.U
whenever sbo took off her net. She was
not so very pretty, nor so very brilliant;
but there was a piquant charm about her
that attracted halt tbe pa.'sent'crs beloro
the first day was over. Uj the eud of
the tecond day, ever) tody, Irom tho cap
tain to the ship' surgeon, and from tho
surgeon to tbo cabin boy, was eager to
show ber attention ; and everybody was
met by the samo genial sunlu and lively
She won her way at once into my heart
by tbn kindly thought that led her to
bring little relUhea from the table to
tempt my sickly appetite, and to soothe
my ueua wuu uay water unu gentle
touches of her ebaplcy brown hands,
where a great emerald glittered, encircled
by diamonds. Very soon the got into
the habit of drawing her rug beside my
chair, and sitting on tho deck leaning
against tne. so that I might "pet her, as
This was how it happened that my
quiet, out of tho way corner came to be
the center of tho life and gayoty and
romance of the whole shipboard.
It seemed this young girl, Rosa Ar
mour, was an only child and an orphan,
going to an uncle in Germany, her near
ert of kin,
"Dear heart! I bono her uncle will be
wUo as well as loving," said I to myself
very often ; for she seemed too fragile a
bubble of humanity to drift on through
The tips of her brown curls were
lighter than tbe rest; and here and there
were little bright touches all over her
huir, as though the sun wag ihining in
pots on it. One morning I eat coiling
these gleams ol sunshine around my nn
gers, and watching a flock of Mother
Carey's ehickens skim restlessly over the
restless water, thinking these thoughts
about Rosa, and having her soft presence
alono to myself for a few momenta. Not
many, however; soon up came a New
Kealander; of course there was a Now
Zealnnder, or an Australian, on our boat
"You are very lowly, Misa Armour,"
said he, "let me bring you a chair.
"Thank you ; I prefer to sit here on
my 'ug, and have Miss Weill pet tne,"
replied Rosa, tuning up ber eyei lan
guidly. "The deck is my favorite seat,
if I can only havo an excuse to sit on
"But you need something ever you,"
persuted the New Zealonder, gome away
and coming back directly with his own
heavy gray wrap. Ihen be seated him
self on a low camp stool beside her,
folding the wrapporover tbe two.
"I never sarr go reuch a sea ei this all
the way from Honolulu to San Francis
eo," laid he, looking out upon the gentle
swell of tbo lazily mounting wavei.
"Rough I" eried Mies Armour. "1 am
sure the ocean ii as smooth ai a null
"Oh I but not ai oempared to tbe Pa
ciGc peaceful; it was rightly named
Wo have never lucb galea on that ai
weep tbe Atlantic, but only the gentlest
westerly breezes." The New Zealaoder
ehiveredaa he spoke, and drew his wrap
closer over his knees. "We have tho
most charming elimate in New Zealand,"
he went on ; "we are never too hot, and
never too eold. In fact, we never think
of the weather. And the toil if tbe most
fertile in the world."
Pity it ii in such an out of the way
part of the earth that nobody can live
there," laid Miss Armeur.
"Beg your pardon, Miss, there are sev
eral English towns of thirty tbeusaad
inhabitants each; and we never think of
ouaielvei as being eut of the way, but
rather feel sorry for those who live so
far off," returned tbe other, beading bii
till Ggure earnestly forward.
Roia leaned her pretty bead towardi
him in a confiding attitude of interest,
and laugfced. "Ob, so you are the peo
ple, and wisdom is going to va with
you," said she. "Bui what do jou do out
there in the keart of tha unit site ?"
"Wo dig gold for one thine;, mi raise
sheep for another million and nilliooi
of them; from thirty to forty vessels are
constantly plying to Eogland with the
tailor and pressed Wol."
"What do you do with ill that mut
i ?" s4)ofl Ut Mljs t be
1 ght in her ring, and then at idly al the
light in the speaker's eyes.
"We Mfo what we can. was tne reply ;
"and sometimes, I am sorry to say, we
bary the flesh not usually ; but soma.
times an order will come to one farmer
for a thousand sheep, if you please ; and
all he can do in to clip off the wool, get
out the fat, and I ury the carcasses."
"What a pity the meat can t he sent to
the hungry pour at home 1 Why don't
somebody condense it, as they do the
beef in leiasr 1 said iu my practical
"In good time X dare say somhouy
will ; but wo can't do everything at
once," replied the New Zealandcr, look
ing with sudden interest at the game uf
eh utile board being played beide us.
Just then along came tbe ship s rur-
geon, a blonde youth in uniform, with,
bis hair parted to tho middle.
".Miss Armour, saul he, "the gun is
to be Gred off at tbe bow; will you come
and see it done?''
Miss Armour started up at once, turn
ing tbe same half confiding glance and
ready smilo upon him tbe had been
"I am going fo leave my rug with
you ; I shall conic back," said she,
beaming over her ahouldor upon mo as
she took the surgeon's arm and walked
The New Zealander looked after her,
tried to console himself by drawing his
wrap in another fold across his kuccs,
did not succeed, and finally got up uud
went away, Of course it was not worth
hii while to make himself agreeable to u
middle aged woman in hood and water
proof. So I rat and looked at the liko
nes of a lake among the sunset clouJs,
and tried to decide woollier I had Icier
take oat meal gruol or biscuit tea for my
supper; wondering the while, half uti
consciously, about the old cord in my
memory that was always beini: struck by
a certain musical ring in the New .calau
After an hour or so the gun was fired ;
and prescntly'hliss Armour came back,
with the disorder of the atrong scu-witid
in her hair, and its freshness in her
pretty pink cheeks.
"I've como as I said," she murmured,
dropping at my feet again, and smiling
up, as though she had got where she best
loved to be, just such a smile as she
would have given to tbo stoker down in
tbe engine room, or to the ship's cat.
But it was lovely to look upon while it
lasted; and we middle aged people have
learned to warm ourselves iu auy chance
ray of sunlight, without stoppiug lo con
sidor whether it is likely to bo perpetual.
This time tbe bit of euuthine did not
stay long, for there came up an artist
with bis hketcb book ; aud when Miss
Armour had sufficiently admired his
graphic pencilings of the captain and the
quartermaster, uod tho seasick occupant
of an uppar berth, it was lime to throw
the log; aud so he boro her off to find
out by her own eye whether wc were
aotually going at the rate of thirteen
knots, or only twelve and a half.
That was how tho days went. The
passengers read and paced tho deck,
played games and guessed riddle, and
were always hungry ; tho pilot stood
steady and firm at the wheel; the sailors
ran up and down about the ligging like
overgrown spiders, and wero forover
scouring and scrubbing, tying and unty
ing, drawing up and lotting down. Thus
at last we had come safely almost to our
desited haven. With fair sailing, we
wore only one day out from port; uud,
fond as we had grown to be of each
other, wo were getting impatient to part.
Miss Amour, during all the voyago,
had kept en as she had begun, beguiling
every one with her trick of lip and uye.
Tbey ran after her like boys at tbe string
of a kito. "Well, tbey bad nothing
better to do just then ; aud when sbo had
faded eut, as the rainbow fades, I made
na doubt she would be as easily forgot
ten, or only remembered as u midsum
mer's day-dream, by all, unless it might
be a solitary, warm hearted mau like the
New Zealunder. To lell the truth, I was
a little sorry for him. Evidently, lile
had not brought turn all it might; and
he was hungry for tho love and cotifi
denoe that bad nsver been bis. So I was
afraid he would miss this little sparkle
of girlhood and warm youth and Gild tbe
void deeper wbeu it bad gone out.
To the very last day, Rosa kept her
place by my chair; and to the very last
tho Now Zealaoder kept bis place by
her, when no one younger stepped in to
carry her off, which was pretty often, to
be sure. Then, he always quietly went
away himself, with a kind of grave re
gret in bis face. On this last morning,
Miss Armour had just left us along with
a young lawyor, to drop oranges and
lemons among the steerage passengers,
when T noticed the New Zealaoder look
ing after her with a sadder regret than
usual almost a pain in bis eyes. Ue
had susb handsome dark eyes I I ceuld
see that without my glasses.
"Now," said I to myself. "I hope he
isn't going to get left a sensible, gen
tlomanly, agreeable man like bim, and
quite old enough to be her father I" And
so I looked at him te see if ho was, when
suddenly be turned upea me,
"At least, you might have) written,
Agatha Wells I" said he sharply.
1 started, u you may think, hear
toy own nam spoken so familiarly by
stranger; when, looking again, bebeliil
I saw beneath tha brouze, and the wrink
les, sted behind tbe beard, face (bat
twenty years before was Ibe desrest irs
tho world to tne the face of Duacsn
Ashley Wa carted one day cjtpeotios
to uteei on the next ; but that eveniaa he
ai eallsil away, and wrol iaiteae of
sstst bit-Jells ei,
bad said before with his eyes yci, those
lime beautiful eyes that 1 was lbs
choice of his bvarl and the doaire of his
"Answer no," said h, "I cannot wait
till I see you."
So I answered a long, foolia'i letter,
though there waa no need of writing;
for he had read all I could say long bo
fore, with those eyes of bin. then I
watched and waited for himi; but never saw
him or heard one word more. If you nre
young, you can imagine the slow dying
out ot hope and expectation, and if you
nre old, you know how such things can
bo lived over and" bidden in secret graves.
But now, ait though the graves had
been opened, and the judgment set, came
this sudden repioachful question up from
the buried past. I fairly caught tny
breath, as I turned back my eyc, and
looked birr in the face again.
"Forgive me," said be directly, in a
gentler tone. "I did not mean to speak.
Tea brought it out with your eyes; that
qutf ion n.' t, ri was to fumil nr. Of
course you were quite right, and I never
Uatntd yuu, 1 never meant you to see
mo again ; but the temptation to feel
myself beside you, only to bo in the
soothing charm of your presence, was
too great. It has been a blossing I fthall
carry with me all the rcet of ray life."
lie was rising to go away, but I put
out my hand, "I did write Duncan Ash
ley," said I : "thu letter must havo gone
'You did 1 you wrote 1" he cried, sink
ing back in his chair again, and looked
at me egcrly. "What did you say ?"'
"There was only one thing 1 could
say ; and I said thut," I answered, blush
ing as though I had just written the
A middle aed woman in hood snd
waterproofl But, dear me ! it was only
my face that was middle-aged, alter all ;
my heart was as young and hilly as ever.
And as for Duncan's face, the marks of
care, and thought, and time fell off, bav
ing in it only the eternal youth of love.
It was the old story of a lost letter,
and the older story of a proud man be
lieving himself rejected and humiliated,
and fleeing lo tho unds of the earth with
"Twenty precious yoars wasted !" said
my New Zealander. "We will not be
separated another day while we both
live. There is a clergyman among our
pjssengers; and we will be married this
That was so like his headlong decis
ions! Certainly he did need a sober
second thought liko me for ballast
"That cannot be I" I cried. The cere
mony wouldn't be legal without a license
or something. And I would by no
means do anything so sensational and
liut, bless your heart I 1 might as well
have tried to wipe up the Atlantic with
my pocket-handkerchief. He waa so
grieved, and so impatient (and, indeed,
when one comes to think of it, twenty
years is Ion? enough for an engagement),
that 1 finally droppod off ray waterproof
and my eea-sickncss, and stood up behind
the binnacle, and was married before
eight bells that very morning ring and
all. Duncan produced it fiom a small
casket, where he had carried it in his
waistcoat pocket for the whole twenty
"1 could never bear to put tno little
thing away." said he, looking at it ten
The next day we came lo port, with the
sun shining and our flags flying. There
wa a flurry of good bys, a hoisting of
trunks, a welcoming ot friends on tbo
shore, and a glad hurrving lo and fro.
Among tho rest was an instant a nest
ling of Miss Armour's lips on my cbsek,
and a little cling of her band in nrne,
the vanishing of a. smile, and shewas
gone, like the flash of a firo-fly, out of
my sight forever. But wherever sbo is,
and however she fares, she has tbe daily
blessing of two middle-oged hearts,
whose way to each ether she uncon
In tbe Paris court of eorreolionaf
police, recently, a lady by no means
young, advanced coquettisbly to tbe wit
nets eland to give her testimony. "What
is your name?" "Virginie LouMatot.'
"What is your ago?" "Twenty-five."
(bxclamations of inoredulity from tbe
audience ) Tbe lsdy's evidence being
taken, ebe regsined ber puce, still oo
quettishly bridling, and the next witness
was introduced. This was a full grown
young man. "Your name?" said the
ledge. "Ladora Loustatot." "You
age? "twenty-seven year. "Are
you a relative of the last witness ?" "I
am her son." "Ah, well," murmured
the magistrate, "yeur mother must have
married very young.
A girl war married to Detroit Iho other
day, who waa so obstinate that she would
not stand up or answer a question aa be
cornea the marriage ceremony. Tha
puronta hsd maasged the affair on the
pari of the girl, and the yonng man sup
posad she was bashful and shy, but that
it would all Da right after tne ceremony.
The knot was pronounced tied without
the young lady's assistance oi consent,
and direotly alter she sprang to ber feet,
soralcbed her husband's face, tor cut hit
shirt bosom and flod Jhe house, saying
she repudiated tha whole business. She
bad iiot been fountt at last acoounts, and
tbe young man looks rather lost, too.
A lany boy iu Jscksonvilla tied a baby
carriage lo the old mare's tail, fiis
little brother will not arise and ealt him
blessed, because, although tie had a good
ride, his no so is not one that ao unlet
would core to model from, nnd hi eyat
do act loo re4, itiowgls resre in
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Why is Iho Emerald Isle loftier than
tho Alps? JJecatlse it'y (h)Ireland, of
No stono mart the humble resting
plaen of ths men that thought ho could
tell us how to run a newspaper.
7h impecunious ma'rkct gerdner who
wants to know how to start a little nur
sery, is atrougly advised to gst married.
A grave yard inscription in Kenn
bunk, Me., reads thus : "Poor Jo, hio
head is level now if it wss never be
Judge "Well, you aro fond of steal-'
ing ; if I should let you steal now, what
would you steal ?"
Prisoner "I would steal away, your
Always givo up the road to bulls and
madmen ; and never flebt with a coal
heaver, or contend with a base character,
for they will bo snre lo blaeken yon.
A little boy accosted his pnp.i thus :
"Papa, aro you growing still?" "No,
dear; wliBt makes you think so?" "Be
cause the top of your head is coming
through your hair."
"Ah, ladies," said an old Ion vivanl,
as he opened a bottle of wine, "what is
more delightful than the popping of a
champagne cork?" "The popping of
the question !" unanimously cried tho
The most gallant man ever heard of is
one who refrained from kicking a dog
that had bitten him because it was a fe
male dog. "If it was not for yonr rox,"
said he, "I'd kick your bead off."
Old Scotch ladv Take snuff, sir?
Uenriemsn, with larse nassal promon
tory, maignontiy do l look like a
Old lady Well, I canna just say von
do, though I maun say yo hao grand
A Brooklyn lady, whoc husband has
an unpleasant habit of railing at her,
has hit upon the plan of calling in her
servnnte when he betrina to let out his
temper, and then turning to h m and
ssylng sweetly. "Now. my dear, please
go on with your remarks." He doesn't
go on, at least not as he began.
It is told ot a yqung gentleman whom
a maiden liked, but her father didn't,
that at a reasonable hour the old gent
mildly intimated that the time far retir
ing had arrived. "I think you are cor
rect, my dear sir, answered tbe nine
teenth century, modestly, "we havo been
waiting over an hour for you to put
yrurself in your littlo bed." Father
A life insurance solicitor plied his
oilliner pleasantly and persistently, at
the White Sulphur spring, and finally
lit on a touch old gentleman, and la
bored with him for a policy. Tbe old
gentleman determined to bring matters
to a crisis, and put tbe question to him in
this shape :
"My dear sir, I think on the whole I
won't tako out a lifo policy ; but I will
tell you what I should feel willing to
do ; can you insure my soul ?"
"Well, sir, that is something a little
ont of our line we don't take fire risks.
Charles Erskina wis, at the see of
twenty, a teacher of Latin in the Edin
burgh University. On one occasion,
after his elevation to the bench, a young
lawyer, in arguing a case before him, used
a false hatin qusntity; whereupon bia
lordship said, with a good nalured smiloi
"Are you sure, sir, you are correct in
your quantity there?" Th9 younp-
oounsel waa nettled at the query and re
torted, petulantly, "My lord, I never
was a sohoolmsster." "No," replied tho
judge ; "nor, I think, a scholar either."
Dangers of Sleep Wai.kino Bel-
si aziar Smith bad a very bad andviry
dangerous habit of walking in his sleep,
(lis family feared that during aomc one
of his somnambulistic sauntering!, be
would chsrge out of the window and kill
himself; so they persuaded htm to sleep
with his littlo brother Willism, and to
tie one end of a rope around bis body
and the other around the waist of little
William. Tko very first night after this
arrangement was made Belshszzar
dreamed that a burglar wis pursuing
him with a dagger. So be crept over to
William's side of the bed, stepped over
William's slumbering form, jumped out
on tho floor and slid under tbe bed. lie
stsyed there awhile fsst asleep, and then
hia nightmare having changed, be
emerged upon the other side of tho bed,
and got under tbe severs in his old place.
The rope, it will bo observed, was be
neath tbo bed, and it was pulled taught,
too, Earley in tho moruing Belshszzsr,
about half awake, scrouged over sgainst
William. To bis surprise tho movement
jerked William clear out of bed. Bels
hszzar leaped out to ascertain the causa
of this phenomenon, and at tha same
time his brother dissppearcd under tha
bod. Belshszzar, hardly yet awake, wss
scsred, and he dived beneath his bed
stead ; as be did oo he heard William
skirmishint; i aross tho blankets above bis
besd. One more ho rushed out, juat in
time to peroeive William glido over fbo
other side, Belehazser just then boesm
sufficiently eoosoious to fuel tbe rep
pulling bim, Ue tjomireheoded the
situation t once) and disengaged bimielf.
Vnd perhaps littte William was not mad?
He was in tbo hospital wodergoiog ra
pairs for about three wtaks, and when b
came out had ntroag desire ta !
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