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Arteunis Ward - Hils Courtship.
'T was a calm, still night in joon.
All nattir was hushst, and nary
zeffer disturbed the sereen silens.
I sot with Betsy Jane on the fence
of her father's pastur. We'd been
romping threw the woods, kullin
flours and driving the woodehuck
from his Native Lair (so to speak)
with long sticks. Wall, we sot
(har on the fence, a-swingingour
floet to and fro, blushing as red as
the Baldwinville skool-house when
it was first painted, and looking
vCry simple, I make no dout. My
left arm was ockepied in balansin
myse iron the fense, while my rite
was wounded lavisily round her
waste. I cleared my throat, and
tremblingly said. "Betsev you're
a Gazelle." I thought that air
was putty fiune. I wanted to see
what effeet it would have upon
her. It evidently didn't fetch her,
for she up and sed,, "You're a
Sheep!" Sez I, ''Betsie. I think
very muchly of you.'' "I don't
b'leeve a word you say-so there
now tun !" With which observa
shum she hitched away from um.
"1 wish thar wus winders to my'
sole," sed I, " so that you could see
some of my feelings. There's fire
ennff in here," 6el 1, striking my
bUzzaim with my fist, "to bile all
dhe corned beef and turnips iu the
n borhood. Versoovius and the
Critter ain't a circuustance!" She
bowed her lied down and commenst
chawing the strings of her sun
bonnet. "Ah, could you know the
sleeplis nites I worry threw on
your accouat, how vittals has seiz
ed to be attractive to ine, and how
my limbs has sh runken up, you
wouldn't (lout me. Gaze on this
wastin' form and these 'ere sunken
cleeks-'' I shoubd have contin
nered on this strane - prob!y for
some tim, but I unfortnitly lost
nv balinse and fell over into the
pastur ker smash, tearing my close,
and severely damagin' myself gin..
<rally. Betsy Jane sprung to my
avsistance in dubble quick time.
and dIragged me 4th. Then draw
ing herself up to her full hite, she~
sed: "I won't listen to your non
cents no longer. Jes say rite str'ate
ou t what you're drivin' at. If you
mean gettin hiiched, I'm in!'' V
considered that air enuff for all
practical purpusses, and we pro
ceeded immejitely to the prison's
aind was made I that very nite.
. "How I pity the poor such a
might as this," said Blanide, as he
sat in his comfortable apartment.
"Then, why asked Bluff, "don' t
you put on your coat and go out
and see if yon cannot render as
SIstanlce to some of them?" "Ah ?"
replied Blande, "then I wouldn't
be so cmnfortable as I am now,and
I might forget the poor and b~egin
to pity myself. That would b
selfish you know."
--They were sittidg on the stoop,
and as he patted her little cheek,
he asked, 'Carabal, why is iti
that your cheeks are so warm?'
'I havn't-hiad-any ic~e cream this
evening.' And then they both look
ed out on the lake and watched the
play of the pale moon on the silent
A DENTI's S'roRY.--This is
the tale of a dentist. It shows
that tooth carpenters sometimes
-have a kalsomine sort of romance
in connection with their cruel
A young man and woman came
into my offlice the other day. Each
wanted a tooth pulled. Every
tooth in cach head was sound and
"A front. one," said the gent.
"I want it out," he Persisted,
and I Vankcd out a very fine ini.
''Now take out the same sort. of
tooth f.r me," said the girl.
"'1 did it and then to my sur
prise, got an ordler to imake each
tooth up with a gold plate. . So to
day the young man is wearing the
girls tooth in his jaw and she is
wearing his. He was going away
for a year, an.d she wanted a nov
el way of' remembering him. She
will take that tooth (ut every (ayv
and she won't have a cause to for
get its for mer owner unless it diopi
out and chokes her to dath .
Ido no~t believe inl this non.1
sense about beiug ton un
lucky day," said Mrs. "Minkp.
-Don't you my dear'r" replied
Minks who was a trifle out of hui
mor. "I believe in it though.
Friday you will remember was the
day I was foolish enough to ask you
to marry me." "Ai, yes,' MIrs'
Minks responded, "so it was, uand
I was foolish enough toaccept you.
Pes, Friday is an unlucky day."
-A Healthy Fruit.- A lszy
dyspeptic was bewailing his mis
fortunes, and speaking with a
f riend on the latters hearty appear
ance. "What do you do to make
you look so healthy and stronu ?''
iugired the dyspeptic. "Live on
fruit alone," answered hi friend.
"What kind of frtit?" "The fruit
of industry, and I never trouble
-"Is it correc~t to say I have
went,?" 'I don't know. 'Why I
thongbt you graduated from a
university?' 'So I (lid, but we hakd
anything to do with the English
language. I hear that it admits
of great possibilities.'
---"John.'' asked the (1Octor' of'
the apothecarie's boy "did Mrs,
Green get the mecdicine I ordered Y
"1 gess so," replied John, "'I sawi
erape on the doorknob this mor
--No, Laura, no. They (10 nt
open the campaign n ith a can
opener. They do it with a cork
screw." How little, alas ! do WO
wen know about politics.
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