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THE SAVINGS BANK; -OR,
HOW TO BUY A HOUSE.
BY OLIVER OPTIC. '
, CiiAPTtn I. "I tell you mydearitis
utterly irDpossibltj ! ; Save three hundred
dollars a yeaV; out of my salary ?. . You
doa't understand it, said: Charles .Con
verse to his youngjkvife.
"Perhaps I do qot," replied Mrs. Con
verse, "but rny. ..opinion, is very decided."
"Women don't understand these things.
You, think ruy salary of eight hundred dol
lars a year, a fortune.- .
"No such a thing,' Charles." ii i
"But tight hundred dollars. Jet me tell
you, won't buy nil the world.' ; i ;;. .
"I had no idea that it would ; yet if you
only had the habit of saving what; you
spend for things that""you" can get, along
without, you would bo able to build a house
in a few . years. . " '
Build a house?' t . ' '"'
'Yes build a house, Charles.
"Well, that's a good one !',
The young man laughed heartily at the
iJea - too 'chimerical, too absurd to be har
Wed for a moment.
"How much do you suppose it really
cost us to live last year !' , ? ' '
"Why, eight hundred dollars of course.
It took all my salarythere's cone of it
left" .
The young wife - smiled , mischievously
as she took from her work : table drawer a
small account book. . '.
vYcu did not know that ! kept ; account
of all these things, did you?"
"No but i how much was ; it ? -and
Charles was a 'little disturbed . by, the cool
way in which his wife proceeded to argue
me question. - -
"Four hundred and ninety-two dollars,"
answered Mrs. Converse. ; - ;
': "Oh.but, nry dear, you have not got
half of it down." ' - ,' ...
Yes, I have everything.' ;
My tailor's bill was sixty fire dollars.
1 have it here' ' ' :'''x 1 i
Hat boots and "' ;
: -1 hate them all., . . r;i--?:
When you i had any nevf . thing, jrou
I always I asked -what you .gave for
Miscellaneous.
. ; 1 know you did ; but I will be$ fire
dollars I can name a dozen things that you
hare not got down. '. -. r ' .-, . ?- "
. 4,Done !' said the lady with a laugh, as
she took from her drawer a fire dollar bill,
and placed it on the table. . .
Charles Converse scovered.the money.
Capital idea for you to bet against me
with my money ! said he, goed humoredly.
'If I lose, I will do without that new
be ra ere I am to have. - , l
-hYi jpy .V I tlonV want ywuHtolo
that, v.; . ,; .-f ,,. - ;.- : . .
But go on. ; : v- ' - i
'Pew rent, six dollars, said the husband
promptly. .
'Here it is, answered she pointing to
the entry on the book. Try again.
Season ticket on the railroad twenty.
I have it.
Sawing the wood.
Entered. ' v ; .' . '
Charles reflected a moment; the case
began to look desperate.
'New linings for the cooking stove.
', 'Here ; two dollars.
Cleaning the clock. .
'One dollar here it is.
Mr. Converse began to look hopeless.
. My taxes. '
'Well I have net got that."
, But that was the only thing he could
mention of these necessary expenses, that
was not found to be regularly entered on
his wife's book. . .
Your figures can't be correct, Mary,"
said-he. : , .
Why not?' ......
My salary is ali ased up and you can
accout for only four hundred and ninety
two dollars of it." . , . ,
You must explain the balance.
I ! Why, Mary, I hare not been ex
travagant. It is true I buy a great many
little things in the course of a year, but
they are hardly , worth the mention.
'Ah! .there's the mischief. That is
where the money goes to, you may depend
upon it." '. ' ' '"' ' ' '
'Nonsense ! 'You women don't under
stand these things."
4 Of course we don't!
'Wtll, your figures shows that you dont.
Where has the three hundred dollars gone
to, then?' ' '
I don't know; Charley. ' ' I havn't' the
least idea. I am sure that I have1 got
down all the items that ftme within my
knowledge. I r am positive you have
brought home no article of any description
that has not been entered on ihe book I
mean article of food and clothing, and
things for the house."
But just look at it a moment. You
don't mean to say that I have spent three
hundred dollars over and above our neces
saryexpenses ? said Charles a little warm-
ly ,- I.' ,
I don't mean to say anything about it,
for I don't know -anything about it. :
Now' I think of it there's my life insu
rance have you got that down ?' ! '
'I have not.-
There is forty of the three hundred. ;
But it leaves two hundred and sixty-
eight dollars unaccounted for. 1 '
It would take a great while) to collect
money enough to build a house, even if
the whole ol this sum were saved." ; ' :
' 'Not a great while Charles. You
know my father has promised to give you
the land when you have the means to build
a house upon it. '
It will be a long while, laughed the
husband. v '-: ---i - - i
' Five or six years, perhaps if you are
prudent. Hasn't the president of your
bank promised you a thousand dollars next
year? . '
-: Yes. 5;- : ' : t:t-t
'Then you can certainly save four hun
dred dollars a year; ' - ; 1
... - i f . . '.
There are a thousand things we want
when my salaVy is ra ised.2 ; "
But we can do vithout them. . f
I suppose we can. ' ;
, Tust look here Charles.' . ; "
Mrs. Converse took from her pocket a
circular issued by the Peoples ' Savings
Bank, in which the accumulation of seW
eral small sums'depited weekly and
quarterly were arranged in a table. I
Fifty dollars deposited every quarter
will net in fire years, SI , 1415 ! contin
ued she, reading from the circular."5,
.. Bah T add ed Mr. Converse". ' :":
That, sum would build a very com
fortable . house ; I and ' when your salary
is a thousand dollars a year you can save
more than fifty dollars a qiiarter." ; f ! 5
t A five .cent institution, isn't it? answer
ed .the young man.
-But he was much impressed by tia re
asoning of tia , 'wife-, aad iA tie cccrseoj
the evening he carefully read the circular
of the fsayings. Bank,., , . , I, r :
Certainly he had every ; inducement for
being saving and economical :-. He lived
very cheaply in a small house -belonging
to his father-in-law for which he paid a
merely nominal rent.! "' ' ' .
His wife's father was a wealthy farmer,
or rather he had been a farmer before his
domain was invaded by the march' of ira
prorement and his .pastures , and mowing
fotridrotit into .n)u.lbTOs he
still, from, the force of habit improved a
a few acres, kept a couple of cows, a "hen
nery," and a half a dozen pigs, "i !
Charles Converse found this proximity
to the 'old folks' at home,' rather satisfac
tory, in his larder was partly stocked from
the farm; and of course, no account was
ever made of half a pig, a barrel of apples
or potatoes, or a pair chickens. Milk and
eggs were so much fresher and better Trbm
pa!s that of course the young couple nev
er desired to obtain them from any other
source. . " '
They lived cheaply "and lived in clover
besides. Charles never, liked to talk
about financial matters with 'pa,' because
the worthy old gentleman used to tell him
how he lived on a hundred and fifty dol
lars a year, after he was married thought
he had a fat ; salary, and r supposed, of
course, he saved four hundred dollars a
year out of it and always wound up by
saying that he would give him a house and
101 nngni lane nis picK 01 ail t he owned
whenever he got ready to build. ,
All these things rather worked upon
Charles Converse. He hadn't saved a
dollar, and what was more there was no
present prospect that he ever would do so,
The promised advance in his salary was
already appropriated to sundry luxuries.
The idea of taking Mary to the opera, or a
pleasant trip to Niagra and other amiabil
ities, had taken possession of him, , . .'
But the reasoning of his wife had pro
duced a strong impression upon his mind.
She had been brought up in the strictest
habits of economy. Her father, though
richhad.an army of children; but they were
all wealthy in their thrifty habits.
" Charles read over and over again the
circular of the Savings Bank in the course
of the evening ; figured up the statistics,
and wondered what had become of that
two hundred and sixty-eight dollars.
Before he went to bed he had matured
a resolution, though he did not say a word
to his wife about it. . .
Chapter II. The next day, Charles
Converse received a quarters salary, and
his first step after receiving it was to visit
the People's Saving Bank, where he de
posited fifty dollars . .. .. , ... ,
But the hundred and fifty which he had
left burned in pokets. It was all he had
to carry him through the ensuing three
months. There were a dozen little things
that he wanted, and a dozen big ones too
for that matter.1 Against the latter he res
olutely; set his face, though, in considera
tion of the fact that his salary would ..be' a
thousand dollars a year after the next pay
day, he had a week before made up his
mind to have them." ' -": ""
Among other things, his cigar case was
empty, and he stepped into Sevey's, in
Congress street, to have it replenished.
Cigars were a great luxury in fact a ne
cessity to him in his opinion. , ,
The gentlemanly proprietor of the estab
lishment placed a box of the fragrant rolls
upon the counter. " "
Somethiag new, said he.
Charles took - up a hundful and smelt
them.
Best cigars in the market, ' continued
the vender, ,
Tip-top, replied Charles, inhaling the
grateful odor. 1 'How do you sell them?'
Four cents apiece . -
Six of them were transferred to the case,
a quarter thrown, and as it was not mag
nanimous to pick up a copper's change, he
walked out of the store. But then, a little
fellow inside of him seemed-to say
Charley you can't afford to smoke such
cigars as those. They will, hardly , last
you two days. : If you must smoke, buy a
cheaper cig-ar than that. Yoa will not be
able to build your house in ten years, at
this rate.' . . , - . " w . '
He did not pay much attention to the
monitorial voice, however, and as he pass
ed along, he drank a sherry cobbler him-,
self and paid for .three friends, whom he
could not help asking to drink wah him,
ax Bajtona.; V"i:Vir-.?-.X-
Af pinion's a Charlotte vR use -was dis
posed of , and so onto the 'end of the chap
ter. And these wereIai daily habits.'
Jjt waacaly avloijpen 4 " a 'charter, at r
time,' and these sums were sa ridiculously
small, that they nerer caused him a thought.
The idea thaf they absorbed f any consid
erable portion of feVsalary.iiever - occur
red to himj- lie' had always 't gratifieid his
appetite or his inclination in these; trifling
matters, as they seemed to) hirnjTand they
come to be regarded as necessities.' I -
- Still, Charles Converse had turnVa orer
a new leaf. He refrained Tr6in purchas
wa jat jrnany jidlef ShiCalin
tended to get when he received the quar
ter salary ,ano as he seated himself in the
cars he congratulated himself on firmness
with which he had carried out the resolu
tion of the previous evening. - -
You are late Charles, said Mary when
he reached his sunny little cottage. "
I have been paying my- quarter bills,
replied he with a smile. .'Here they are,
my sweet accountan .- - - - -
He threw the bills upon the' table and
while she was examining them, he - tossed
his bank book in her face. - - ; -; - -
- What ! exclaimed she, in astonishment,
as -she saw the -book.' Fifty V dol
lars?' .
Yes 1 my dear female influence the
influence of a wife, and the husband play
fully kissed her. I am convicted of sin
and converted too, which is better still.-
I am resolved to be prudent economical,
saving even parsimonious. . '
I am glad to hear it."
: 'And the house will be built in just fire
years according to the programme of the
Savings Bank.' , : ' ' '
As he spoke he took from - his pockets
three of the city evening papers.
'Not quite cured Charles " said Mary
with a smile. '. - ", - - -'What
do you mean? '
" 'Journal Transcript," and Traveler
too cents each. iaujrhed Marv. You' are
determined the publishers shall live.'- 5
Why. Mary J you wouldnt have roe
live without a newspaper, would you?
That would be a depth Of barbarism to
which I would never" descend, replied
Charles, with a look of astonishment at the
interesting mentor. - -'' -.. " ; -
Certainly not; but is not one paper a
day enough?' - i 1 ,; , i"
That is but a trifle. ;;.' - a.
The rain falls in drops but. washes the
whole earth. .rour cents a day . lor a
year 'amounts to about twelve dollars.-
Charles scratched his head. It was a
most astounding revelation to bira.j : , . i
'You are right Mary. One paper is
enough,' abstracted.' "A new idea was
penetrating his brairi; which, he began' to
think, ; had been father muddy on finan
cial affairs. ' ? "
As he rose from the table he took 'out
his cigar case, as he did so, the little fel
low within who had spoken to him when
he came out of the cigar shop, began to
upbraid him pretty sharply. ' He burnt his
fingers, in attempting to1 light the-fragrant
rolls,' and he relapsed into a fit ef deep mu-
s"nff- , " '". 1 "
What are you thinking about, Charles?'
asked Mary, after she had cleared away
the table. r ; " ;;; :i '
Eli ? Oh, I was thinking how much
- .
twelve, times three , hund red sixty-five
are." , , , , ' .-
, Twelve means twelve cents, I suppose ;
said she, performing the problem on the
margin of one of the newspapers. Here
it is -S44.S0.' ' ': . '.')
? For cigars, added Charles, blandly.
, 'Which added ,ta the sum paid t for su
perfluous newspapers make $59,28.,
And twenty for shaving, which I may
do myself, are S79.2S,' continued Charles,
taking the pencil and ciphering away with
all his might for a few moments. :
Gleason's Picktorial, Home Journal,
Saturday Courier, and your County paper
comes too - ; ' s"
But my 'deaf, we can't do without our
Connty paper ! exclaimed Charles, looking !
with amazement into the face of his wife. I
I don't want you to do without thai,
Charles. " ' " "'"1 ' '-I
Sherry cobblers, ice-cream, jand oysters j
over a hundred dollars, by I thunder f con-j
tinned ; Charles turning . to -- bis ' figxires j
again..! ' ,t:j ' ':. -j '
Indeed f::-:.:: -.- ,
I begin to see where the two hundred ,
and sixtyeight dollars have gone to, said
be. - -- - ' r'- - t ; - . . ' .
And sherry ebbbfers re .worse - than
useless. I had no idea you drank Char
les.' .. . , :
T 'Say no more, Mary; I am done, , .
And he was dbae.r The idea of sa ving
up something took complete -possession of
him-; not so far as to make him niggardly
--at .fsj erKs'ito naake him abandon
the four cents cigars, three evening papers,
Vinton's compounds, .and especially sherry
cobblers: tirvSX.iH n! i ".sv
j .Onrtb, pextquarte$.daj9 one:nliUxiJjcd
4oIlars vas addedXU dposiit fBa
yicgs:Bankj ad tiu.habil3; imprpytjtL af
terwards, and his salary, was ..sill. further
increased, much .greater sums "ivere..ad-
de&'u,' Hi tv iJvi',- ;4; .n'-'j.-C :
.' In four; years the house Avaajbuilt, new
fjorniire.vbought and pai4 for, and Charles
is consideTecl nne of the most tirifty young
men :in the.., town--a!l . which , propitious
events, we hwiestly bplieve. had. their . or
igin in the beneficent influence of the Sa
vings Bank whose circular had opened his
eyes and stimulated him to carry , cut his
resolution.-- , . , . . .... .
, A Chapter of Horrors.
A letter from Norfolk received at Pe
tersburg, gi-es the following" chapter of
horrors: - '
I saw at the Potter's Field (so great is
the difnculty in obtaining grave diggers.)
about 16 to 20 feet square, in which was
buried the bodies of 34 victims, piled one
upon another, and covered over with lime,
forming one huge and monstrous inound.
Many have been interred without boxes
or coffins, or anything else, save the blan
ket upen which they died. Several of our
wealthiest "citizens have' been buried in
rough square boxes," and the graves dug
by their friends.
In one instance, 1 heard of a father dig
ging the graves of his two only daughters;
and as many as nineteen t6 twenty bodies'
have been .lying on the ground at the Cem
etery waiting their turn for- interment as
soon as" the holes were dug, for in' many
instances they 'were no: more than two
and a half feet' deep. ' '
Business is entirely suspended and the
stores all ' closed. ; You cannot obtain a
pound of sugar or a piece of soap. The
rich as well as the poor are dependent up
on the Howard Association, who have es
tablished a provision store, and who dis
pense food and provisions to the neey
with a bountiful hand. -.-...
. .. -; . . -v A Fast Soy, . .,
. , There is .a fa si boy cut in Madison, the
capital of Wisconsin, who i be... gets no
back set, will scarcely fail to reach Con
gress or the Penitentiary pae of these days.
-His school teacher, a young, lady,. was
prosecuted by his parents for pretty severe
ly weking the young rascal's back for Lis
badness.;: ; v; ... , . . .
., The case went, up to court and the ver
dict of the jury .was, in effect,- "served him
light." We give part of the boy's testi
mony the wit of winch atoned for his rude
ness, lie asked ber to do a sum for him,
which was lo subtract 9 from 2S. One of
the counsel asked him if he could not do
it without her assistance. -;
. Boy. I. might, but , the. arithmetic said
I couldn't substract 9 from 3 without bor
rowing 10, and I didn't know, where the
h 1 to borrow it. ,, . ,
It ia., questionable .. whether a boy who
don't know where to borrow a ten, will ev
er get to Congress. T ; . . , ... .... . . .
' USSS" A very small man who 13 blessed
with a large wife, that instead of looking
up to him with admiration; is in the habit
of looking down' upon him with " something
like contempt, called her yesterday, in her
presence, Ty way of compliment ' my
better half." - - '-; y .
J"Youf better half" said she with a dis
dainful toss of the head,1 "you had better
say your best three-quarters ; you are not
more than one-fourth of the joint concern,
no how f '"-
CSf "Small thanks to you,", said a
plaintiff to one of his witnesses, 'for what
you said in this cause." ,
"Ah, sir,' replied the conscious witness,
"but you must just think of what I didn't
say." -7 , -" '' , ,
Sg?A minister in Connecticut recently
wound up his forenoon discourse by advis
ing such of his congregation as had hay
out,-to "go to work and - get it in,'- for it
looked likely to rain ---'v-: - .--:
t&SA chandler having had some can
dles stolen one, bid him be of good cheer.
"For, in a short time," said he, I am con
fident they will all come to light." I .
- m
A iady was asked to join one of
the divisions of the Daughters of Temperance.5-
She replied! f ..;.
' "It is unnecessary, as it is my intention
to? join one of the sons in course of a few
weeks." ' ' r----- . r,. -
S, Some., descendant cf Solomon has
wisely remarked, that those who go to law
fcr damages, are ae to et thern. ; ,tr !
,A Eici t01d TJaclo. L
AUD A . BILIOUS FEVER.
UrOEB FAMILT HTSICIAK.
JLinda Hay was 'seare-; seventeen
Beautiful ns anliocrij of ccurse, as all lie-roine-S'
are": But Tnore that? this,- Linds
had a mind and a heart of -'goodness,- as
well as personal beauty -.;-.- - ' .
; She'vas the brighest1 scholar of Mrs.
-s seminary; and was "tbe joytf her
father; the pride cf her mother,- the go-be
tween and confident of- a- store of littl?
Rays her noisy young brood of brothers
and' the friend and consoler of all the
poor and distiessed who came "within her
knowledge.' ' ' - "' ' - - i- '
Linda was engaged to young Slocum,
an embryo lawyer of fashion and of seme
talent, who had only the slender income of
his profession to depend upon, but which,
added to the modest little fortune of Linda,
would enable the young couple to live
quite comfortably. ; ' ' -
- It was now in the fitful month of April.
The following June was to witness the
bridal day of Linda and her lawyer lover,
upon which event the happy pair were to
start for the Springs.
Linda looked magnificently on horse
back, and on this April mornin?, indulg
ing in her' favorite exercise, she was sit
ting like the queen of beauty, glowing
with freshness and radiant with joy, upon
the back of her matchless bay the most
knowing and graceful piece of horseflesh
to be lighted on by a fond and indulgent
parent.. --
Young Slocum wnsby her side, and was
descanting upon the beauty of the morning
rand the beauty of the "morning queen,'
when suddenly the--latter sped from his
side ' like the morning jbreeza. Linda's
steed had taken flight, and was flying thro'
the air, scarce touching the paving stones,
at a fearful rate. .
"She will certainly be thrown and
killed!" and Slocum's hearth as he ex
claimed thus or the place where his heart
should have . been beat with a feeling
akin to despair. "
When, however, Slccura arrived! sore
three cr . four miles further, towards ihe
edge-of the city; a scene met his vie w
that called up other emotions than those
of pleasure at the safety of his belo-ed.
Linda was seated on the turf, recliniDg
against the hunk of a tree. A tall, hand
some stranger was bending over her, la
ving her brow with water, and pourimr the
magnetism cf his warm life into his faint
ing energies. 5 ; 1 i .
The.Iook the jstrangejnister iocs look
that of soul recognizing soul, which passed
between them when Linda -opened fcer
ees fall upon him, taunted young Slocum
like a disagreeable night mare fur months
after. , . . - . . -. ,- ,'. .
The next day, the tall handsome stran
ger called upon the lovely-girl he Lad res
cued from certain death, to inquire after
her health. . . , . .
': Stm l:nw ' or othpT -?t tvif full thrt
hours before; the "call" was concluded.
Time had passed so pleasantly in that easy
flow of thought and sentiment, where soul
met its kindred, that both were surprised ut
its rapid flight. -:
Again and again they met, . always
talking as though: they had - been friends
forever ; so - unconstrained ' and easy- was
the interchange of - thought between them.
It generally happened, too, by some strange
chance, that. ' Slocum was either -cut on
seme fishing excursion; or something cf the
sort, whenever the tall, handsome stran
ger called upon the bride-elect. '
The middle of May arrived. The wed
ding day was drawing more near" - In a
maze of bewilderment the young betrothed
awaked as from a suJderi dream. -
' "Do I love him well enough to become
his wife T asked she of her own heart.
' Alas!' a deeper depth had been sounded
in that young heart. A deper depth than
the shallow line of the groom-elect could
hope to sound. v : "' ' ' ' ' '
' But the spirit that had taught hef her
own heart--that had taught her the mean
ing cf the wcrd love thVialT and hand
some stranger he had gone as suddenly
as he came. ' Business f had called Iirrn to
, a distant, country and clime. ' ' ;
TrueV he had never spoken of 'love, but
when he was "gone Lmda. had found to
her dismay that he had taken her heart
with him, and that Slocum secjned to fcer
now nothing more than a sort of automa
tion man, brainless and -.heartless.- -' '
"But I will be .true to T,onorJand thy
promises," said the courageous Linda, res
olutely. , I will bury my own heart and its j
love, and perform lay duty faithfully. j
Alai ! alas f "ther e fs raany i i?upbe-.
twiit'the- cup and the lip J ' ' '
-ATiclTxld'antJe-tf-the-portioii!ss SIol!
cum sullenly. arriTed Jrora "the. 'Golden
East," bought his nepkew, made his- will,
and SloCura.jibe almost pefcnilesy; the at-J
nost i)f iefless lawj-er J awoke in the labrdi.
ing a rich man. ? , . w , r -!
.His uncle scoffed at the idea of his wed-
ding tlie fair. Linda,, with her very inodcr-,.
ate. fortune, telling Kim that such hard-"
some, accomplished, ud wealthyTeIlov ts.
he (Slocum) could pick-' a million heiress
from almost every bush. ' Kis'kind 'undo f"
bid him travel, and choose from any cf the
aristocratic and wealthy beauties of Eu-.
rope. . " '".. '
Elated with his sudden fortune, puffed
up with personal vanity, Slocum followed '
lis uncle's advice, setting sail with a high'
heart to cross the ocean for Europe and
success.
He dropped a careless ncte to Lis be
loved, telling her of hij determination to
travel and to leave her free.
Somehow or other, Slocum's remittances
from his uncle did not arrive as he had lea-'
son to expect, and he had not much sooner
crossed the Atlantic thau he re-crossed It
What was his dismay upon arriving'
borne, when he found his quondam bride
elect had married his rich eld uncle ! thai
the "will" hud been re-made, that he had(
been cut tfT without even a sliiiling the
vjII being made in favor of Linda and her
successors.
' The " discovery was maddening; but
worse thau all, the rich old uncle had cast
away his ugly wir, the hump on his backi"
and his wooden lej, and he stood t?p W
Linda's youthful bridegroom the tall,'
handsome stranger ! " He had oace rescued
her from death. ' '
It was a pleasant ru?e to those, who
enjoyed the sport but it threw poor' Slo
cum into a bilious fsver, wh'ch nearly ter
minated his life, tvhich also put me in pos
session' of the above little episode, I being
the physician who carried him over the
bridge of . sickness to "the terra' firraa of
health. r :-' " ' ' " " '
Fun kt Mistake. -A short lioieaince
a lady tuck passage in the cars on the
Ci'no.innaii,.HamiltO!,,aud Dayton Rail
road. She put her ticket in her dresi
pocket, where she had several other arti
cles, and seating herself, bepmne ccrnesdy
engaged in conversation with a friend.
. The conductor soon came arc uni for tho
tickets. ; When Le came, to this iady, ho
lirew from her pocket, what .she supposed
to be the ticket, and without looking at it,
offered it to the .conductor an 1 cor.tinue4
talking; but after extending it for a thort
tinie, and he not talcing it, she locked up,
and discovered that the was offering the
conductor a fine tooth ccmb. . .
A. Good Uetop.t. A 1 umorous ycung
man was driving a horse which was in the
habit of stopping at every house on the
road side. -' ' - '
Passing a country tavern, where were
collected together some dozen cfluntrymeri,
the beast as usual, ran opposite the door,
in spite of the young man. who applied tho
whip with all his might lo drive the Korea
on. " "': z ' ' ' ,..-'
The men at the porch commenced a
hearty laugh, and some inquired if he would
sell the horse. v ' ' ' 1
"Yes" replied the young man," "but I
cannot recommend fcira, as Le-once be
longed -to'a -liutcher, and stops whenever
he hears calves bleat," -
'- The crowd retired to the bar in silence.
Hoop.Dkes8es. The.j'oung ladies of
Ouffalo have taken to wearing hoops, after
J.e old style. . The local editor of the Re
public boasts that he accompanied a hand
some young lady down the street a day cr
t .vo since, but being enable lo get within
four feet of her, theconrersation consisted
of, uninteresting, scraps of ccmmcnplace,
conducted principally in screams and i,al
Ioos. As a, crowning ca'astrophs a deg
attached to a tin kt ttle . ran against her
and could not be extricated until she reached
home. - Owing to the darkness, of bis situ
ation, th? dog remained quictbut the per
sons shemet were surprised Cy the occa
sional mysterious tinkling of Lis kelde."
Jt" A f Celebrated engineer - belrr
examined at a iridt; Vhere both" the judge
and counsel tneilia vain to bow-beat him, -made
nse in his evidence of the expTessioa
"the creative power of a mechanic;" ca
which the judge , rather tcrtly asked him
.whet he meant by "the cf eativepewer of
a nechaiiicT'r':" ;Tyl , : s?fZ. ..
-j' Why, my lord " said the engineer I
mean that power which enable a man to
convert a'goatV ta2 into a jcjerig.?
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