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Ms Cfllunra.
From the Star Spangled Banner.
To a Coquette.
Ture as crystal water flowing
From the grey old granite hills
Pure as rainbow hues of heaven,
Is the love my bosom fills.
, No more true the faithful magnet,
Pointing ever to the pole,
Than the radiant love that reigneth
In the temple of my bouI.
Fervent as an angel's prayer, '
Bright as hope's propitious star,
Beautiful as evening blushes,
Or sweet morning's gorgeous car.
With a love thus pure and holy
With a love thus f arvent, true ,
Once, fair maiden, did I love thee,
But no more, talsc one adieu !
When summer's sunny hues adorn "
Sky, forest, hill and meadow, ,
The foliage of the evergreens,, ;
r In contrast, seems a shadow. -
Buwn'n tints of autumn hare
- Thir sober reign asserted,
The landscape that cold shadow shows '
V Into a light converted. , ,
Thus thoughts that frown upon our mirth,
, i Will smile upon our sorrow, .
And many dark faais of to-day
May be bright hope ts-morrow.
. From Home. Again., . V ,
From home again, from home again, ;
And on a foreign shore, s . ' , ,
And oh ! the thoughts come swelling up,
We'll meet our friends no more. -
'Twas far from here, j- .
We shed the tear,- '
When from them we were riven ; '
j But blessed thought, . ' -
With triumph fraught,'
We'U meet them all in Heaven !
From home again, from home again :
And waters swell between ;
But yet our thoughts they wonder back
Where we've so happy been. -'
But there's a star, .
That shim afar,
Tht kindly cheers us on ;
, . We hope to meet, ; :
At Jesus' feet,
The friends we left at home. 1 '"'
BTfce following, by Richard Chris
n. has often been printed, but cannot be
Panted too often: '
Have thou' no other gods but me : "
unto no image bow thy knee:
ke not the name of God in vain : ,
o not the Sabbath day profane :
onr thy father and mother too,' "
na see Uut thou no reorder de.
yom vile adultery keep thee clean ;
ol ateal not, though thv state be mean.
r nt, , false wituessr-shun lhat blots
hat is thy neighbor's covet not. "
Aau let tat aot frora lb?ra depart.
! , CHAPTER , I. . ' i t,
"Ah, Angely, I am ruined utterly ru
ined f exclaimed Robert Wilson to his
young and devoted wife. ! . v
"Ruined! why Robert, what. can have
happened ? , I thought you . were doing so
well in your business;" Returned the wife,
with the deepest anxiety depicted upon her
fair features. i ." ;
"And so I am, my lore ; but in an un
lucky moment I embarked in a speculation
which has proved unfortunate, and every
dollar I possess is gone .
Why have you not told me of this be
fore, Robert 3" : ... ,
"I wished not to pain you, love.
"I fear you have been imprudent ; nay,
I will not reproach you. ,, t--.. ;
"I have hoped until now that I should
be able to redeem myself. By risking a
few hundred dollars more, I feel confident
that I could retrieve my losses, and come
out bright again ; but alas ! I have not an
other dollar in the world."
And the young husband looked anxious
ly at his wife. . .
"What kind of a speculation was it,
Robert ?' asked his wife, as a slight mis
giving crossed her confining heart. . . :
. "O, it was a strictly business transac
tion, rather complicated in its details, and
I don't think you would understand it if I
explained it," replied Robert, evasively.
, "I am not so dull of comprehension that
I cannot understand an ordinary business
transaction.", . .
4,ro, my dear, 1 know you would un
derstand it better than ladies generally
would, but it is very intricate very." .
"I wilj not insist, Robert, upon knowing
nnvtlilnrr irnn r? ci rt trt rnnrpn 1 fin if I Mrs
xxt-1 l i i- u .- -'J
Wilson, with a gentle reproach in his$&$
"but methinks a wife ought to knOie
occasion of her husband's sorrows." -"Forgive
me, Angely," replied the bus
band, imprinting a tender kiss upon her
lips ; 'forgive me. and I will tell you all
"Nay love, I ask it not ; I am satisfied
now. . And is there no hope 1
"If I had two hundred dollars, I feel
perfectly confident that I should redeem
myself." , . . ..
"Is there no risk, Robert V
"I will be candid, Angely; tnere is
some risk."
.'I will get you the money, Robert."
"My own true wife!" . - :
This conversation occurred at the house
of a young New York shop-keeper. - He
had been married to a young, gentle-heart
ed girl, only a year before, during which
period they had lived in uninterrupted
happiness. ,
The young wife had no suspicion that the
clouds of adversity were lowering over
their, joyous home until her husband had
communicated the fact. For some weeks.
however, she had noticed that Robert was
more than usually dull. Once or twice a
week he had absented himself from her
side in the evening, alleging that his busi
ness demanded his extra attention.
Anreline Wilson, at the time of her
marriage, was the possessor of a small sum
of money, bequeathed to her by her father.
It had been settled upon her, so that her
husband could not control it, and could
spend no nortion of it without her sanc
tion. . ,
The young shop-keeper's business had
prospered beyond his most sanguine, ex
pectations, so that his , devoted wife, who
would willingly have placed her little for
tune in his hands, saw no occasion to with
draw it from her uncle, in whose possession
it wa9 not only deemed to be safely invest
ed, but was producing a handsome interest.
Robert Wilson was ta whole-souled
young roan, without a selfish thought in
his composition. He had married Angel
ine for herself alone, and hardly bestowed
a thought upon her portion.
But the ''bad speculation" had worried
him exceedingly. All the ready money
he could command had been exhausted,
and in his extremity, the thought occurred
to him that his wife could supply his wants.
The idea of asking her relief, .was to a
man of , his high-strung temperament, so
entirely repugnant, that he only had the
courage , to hint at the service she might
render him. . ' , , .
With the , money in his . pocket..which
Angely had procured for him, Robert
Wilson hastened down Broadway. At
the corner of Park PJace he paused, and j
cast a furtive glance around him. Evi
dently he was much agitated, He tho't
of his loving wife at home.. . t , .
He had deceived ber, and hi conscience
Squatter claims the same
smote him. She was all love and gentle
ness, sincerity and confidence, and he had
basely deceived her. , '""
Should he not return, throw himself at
her feet, and beg her forgiveness ? r Such
a course was certainly the most grateful to
his erring, penitent soul; but he had made
a "baA speculation," and while there was
a hope of retrieving, himself, the demon of
mammon within, prompted, htm - sin
again.' : ; t ' '. : . - 'to !,,!
Turning down Park Place, he : entered
one of those gambling hells,; which are
the curse of enlightened America. Again
he paused on the steps of the magnificent
establishment, to silence the upbraidings
of his conscience. The beautiful loving
expression of his wife, languishing away
the tedious hours of his absence in lonely
misery, haunted him.
But the usual consolation, the oft-re
peated resolve of the erring soul;'"only
this time and then I will forever abandon
the way of the transgressor," came to urge
him on. .-. t ' i--..-, ;
By the gas light in the street, he observed
a dark form, closely muffled in the ample
folds of a Spanish cloak, approaching the
spot where he stood. . . The stranger paused
by his side, glanced intently at him, and
then entered the saloon. :
lie followed him; the hall flashed with
brilliant lights, and the gay and fashiona
ble of the metropolis thronged the scene.
Men smiled as tho the place was not the
gate of hell itself. The old and respecta
tie of the bar and the forum, and the ex
change, were there countenancing by their
presence and example the iniquity prac
ticed within those gilded walls. . . !
Robert Wilson shuddered as he entered
the saloon. Yet why should he shrink
from the scene in which the respectable
men of the community hestated not to min
, .
Poor, simple young man ! his soul had
not yet" come to .believe that wealth, sta
tion, and the honors of the world can sat
isfy siu and hallow iniquity. .
In an unguarded hour he had been lured
into this "den of thieves," bj a man of
good standing in society the importer
from whom he had purchased many of his
goods, and who held his notes in payment
ot them. "
He had hazarded a few dollars, though
his conscience smote him all (he while.
He won ; he was in the hands of. those
who were experienced in the management
of unsuspecting dupes. He went away
with his pockets well lined with the fruits
of his unhallowed gains. . ,
Inflated by the ambition to become sud
denly rich, he went again, and again he
won. '
The devil lured him on, With a firrn
resolution to abandon these visits when he
should have added the gains of one more
night to his previous accumulation, he
went a third time. If he succeeded on
tills occasion as he had on the two previous
nights, he should be able to. pay the only
remaining note he owed. The prospects
of freeing himself entirely from debt, sud
denly and without labor, tempted him to
engage once again in the exciting game. .
But the ga tuber s had let him run the
whole length of his rope. On the third
night he lost lost all he had before won !
All his fine fancies were thus dashed to
the gTound. But the hope of freeing him
self from debt had taken strong hold of his
imagination, and he could not so easily
resign it. .
Again he went, trusting that the chances
of the game would again favor him again
and agin he went, till all his available
means were saennceo. ine gamDiers
adroitly permitted him to win a few dot- j
Iars occasionally, and thus his hopes were
kept buoyant. ' ..
All were gone, but the passion ofgam-
in had gained intensity as his "worldly
substance melted away. . .4- ,
Uneasily he strolled among the gam
bling tables, now pausing to glance for an
instant at the game, and then .hurrying
nervously on ngain. . . !
He had two hundred dollars in his pock
et, and humiliating 'reflection? it had
been iriven by his wife. He mast be care
ful of it ; he could hope for no more. ....
s As he.paced the gaily thronged hall, hp
discovered the dark looking stranger, who
had confronted him at the entrance of the
saloon, alone at one of the marble tables.
The eye ot the daric stranger peingsua-
denly rested sharply upon him. i: It was a
dark, deeply expressive, blue ; eye-it
seemed not 1 unfamiliar to, himi ' The
glance, he knew not why,' had riveted him
to the spot, and he stood tremclously gaz
big at the stranger. ' V. f
The 'tCCTplecticri of the rnysterioas per
't ( f tats .fflii-'lT
Sovereignty (in the Territories that' he possessed in the
sonage was decidedly w Lite:1 His beard.
jet . black, entirely covered the sides find
lower part of the face, even to the contour
of the mouth It was very long and curled
gracefully down over the chin. Over his
head he wore a cap, from beneath which,
long, black, glossy curls floated down over
his coat collar.! In stature' he "was below
the medium size. 1 f - ;. I C
"PlayTV said the stranger in a owget
tural voice, not unmingled.with softness. ,
,. Robert Wilson involuntarily seated him
self opposite the dark stranger. -
With his gloved hand, 1 the stranger
placed a fifty dollar bill on the table. T
"Highest. wins," said he, laconically, as
he pushed the dice box over to Robert.
.- This was certainly an irregular - game j
and an irregular method of proceeding ;
but it was simple, and in this respect was
preferable to him. so he placed a corres
ponding amount by the side of it.
- Robert shook the dice, and cast them
upon the table. '
"Twelve," said the stranger, ' as , he
shook up the box and made his throw. , ,
'.'Eighteen," continued he, sweeping the
stakes from the table. , i '""'
The next throw Robert won. ..The
stake was doubled ; he won again. Mad
dened by excitement he placed all the
money he had on the table. The dark
visaged stranger, without moving a muscle
of his brow, covered it. t ' ,;
At one fell swoop, Robert was penniless
again! . v ' t "..
Rising from the table in a paroxysm of
disappointment he was about to rush from
the scene.
"Stay !" said the stranger.
"I have not a dollar," replied Robert.
bitterly. :
"Your watch."
"No," replied Robert, firmly, "it is my
wife's." :'. ' ' I, - ' ? 'r ' ,- ,
"Your luck will change again."
The young man hesitated. .
"Sure to change," continued the stran
ger. . ' " ' ' '
With a desperate effort, Robert drew
the watch from his pocket. 3
."Seventy-five dollars," said he tremu
lously. ' : -
The stranger placed the amount on the
table.' ' ;
The dice descended Robert won ! :
For several successive throws he won,
but staking all again ha was once more
The watch was put down again it was
lost ! Robert was in despair.. ;
"You have a wife !" said the stranger.
"I have God forgive me f replied the
ruined husband, in a burst of bitterness.
"Of course you love her not, or you
would not beTiere," continuedjthe stranger,
carelessly. '
"I do love her as I love my own soul!"'
exclaimed Robert, perplexed by the sin
gular turn the conversation had taken. - .
The character of the professional . gam
bler was too well known to him, not to sus
pect that the dark stranger had some ob
ject m view in these inquiries. These
fearless tales of gamblers who have staked
money against the honor of a wife, flash
ed, across his mind, and he shuddered to
think how near he stood to the fatal prec
ipice, which' might hurl him in his mad
ness into deeper dishonor.
"You would have her know what you
have done!" said the stranger calmly.
"Not for the world." -; ' ' ' .
"Then play again; your chance is
good. . .
"I have not a shilling.
"I will lend you.".
"On what security," asked Robert,
trembling for the answer. ' '
"Mortgage me your stock of goods '., '.
; "You know me, then ?" , .--,.t f
"No; you are a shopkeeper."
"I will." ' J '
The stranger threw him three hundred
dollars. " ..; '".. ' . '
In ten minutes it was all lost ! y ;
, "The mortgage," said the dark , being
before him."
"Can we make it here ?" asked Rob
ert, overwhelmed with anguish. !
"No"; I will go to your house." ' ' '
, Vlmpossible !noi for the world," ' ;
'But I ?" said the stranger, sternly.
"By heaven ! you shall xtoCj v :
"Hist! you shall be exposed v' "
'. Robt. was obliged to consent j and borne
down by the "terrible agony that , prayed
upon him, he conducted -.his mysterious
companion to bis once happy borne. ' The
clock struck eleven at they entered. '
"Your wife is not at home," said J tie ;
stranger. ': . - ... .-1
Robert wa sarpmed ta find that Ac-;
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gely; was pot; in her accustomed seat by the
fire. ,-, Full of painful . misgiving, why, he
kne.w;not,'he hastened to her apartment
to.see if, she read retired ; there was no
trac? of . lier to be discovered. . - : I
Returning to the sitting room, he found
the strange gambler seated by the fire, in
tently pouring over, the pages of a book
he had taken from the. centre .tabiefcr-.r i
J'Xteftvyott,;! should aayt women are so
tame," replied the stranger, s:ernly. , ; ;
. , IL'Left me i no ! T exclaimed Robert,
casting himself into a chair, and venting
in deep groans the anguish of .his soul.
The. mortgage," continueil the stran
ger sharply. ?, . . x . ,; ; ..."' .
will writ it in; my, room", replied
the young man, leaving the apartment..-... -:
. Wiping away the tears which' coursed
down his haggard cheek, he picked out a
blank mortgage from- his papers, ond pro
ceeded to ; fill it out. 0 The task comple
ted, he returned to the sitting room. r '
As he opened the door he was startled
back with astonishment at beholding An
gely, seated by the grate, reading the
last number of Harper!" '
" Why, Robert, I did not know you had
got home," said she, rising and placing a
chair; belore the tire where his suppers
lay, ready for him to put his feet into.
The dark stranger was not th;a there.
"What is the; matte with : you, Robert,
how strangely you appear,"' continued his
wife.-; U: - ';.L.v .' ; ;
"Do I ?" and Robert started round him
in; wild amazement. Where was the
stranger? . ' '
"I did not know you were here, Ange
ly," stammered he.; - "
"1 have been out awhile this evening;
but I came in just as the clock struck ele
ven.'! .. '. ' ' .
So did I ," answered he,' more
fused than before. " Where is Mr.-
the gentleman who came home with me I"
"I have not seen any gentleman.
. Vl came in at eleven with .".
"What time is it now, Robert?".
l he watch his wne.s watch, - it was
gone ! , . r '. : ;:. ; ,
"Your watch I left " p
'I have it ; it is half past eleven," said
Angely, taking the watch from her pock
et. . .... ...j",.. .-, . .r
Robert staggared . back in amazement.
"What is the matter with you, Robert?
you are crazy I should say." . ,t,
.That watch" Robert paused. , ;
"Well," said Angely, beginning lo4
wear a mysterious, mischievous look, 'how
goes your speculation?' j - ' ;.
Badly, my dear," replied Robert with
a look of blank wonder. .
"What paper have you in your hand ?"
"Nothing that is I will put it in my
secretary," and he left the : room to - get
the ugly document out of the way.
He was not absent more than five min
utes, but . when he returned; f the dark
stranger of the gambling hell sat at the
fire.;,; ., ; - , .
Robert began to think he was dealing
with the devil. : ' - i
"The mortgage !" said the stranger, in
his low, deep, tones.
"Who are you. sif. man or devil who
are you?" exclaimed the bewildered young
man, rushing toward the dark form.
But before he could reach it, the form
shook off the dark cloak, and the whis
krs and the wig, and his wife stood be
fore him! '' '
.The-spell was; dissolved. He under
stood it a 1L -' ' ; '- :
" "Are you cured Robert?" said she smi-
ling mischievously.-' And then using the
deep tones of the dark stranger, she con
tinued. "You have a wife, of course you
love her not, or you would tiot be here.
Ah. Robert, that alone saved you; you
confessed your love, even in ' your gamb
ling hell." ' In making basts to be rich' you
have been lead astray. But I forgive you
Robert," and the gentle-hearted wife
twined her arms around his neck,, and
kissed his cheek. ,.
'Always forgiving as the spirit of mer
cy l .do not deserve s your , iorgireness.
Angely.. . . J; ri : .
A Dead Shot. -A physician whore-
sides in the southern portion, of the city,"
upon visiting a patient 1 at the 'extreme
north, was asked by' the sick man ";f ,he
did not find it very inconvenient to come
a distance.?, j .., , t . ,,, f4.. ;
.;'Not at all, sir," replied the son of Es
culapius,' "for haying another patient in
the next street, I can killtwo birds with
"Cn yoa.eir?' replied Jtaa inralid;
then you are too good a shotXar me ," and .
imrcedialely dismissed lum. i
States ,
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, The c?remony of breaking the ground
upon the foundation of the future Capitol
of the Territory; was performed ' at Le
compton on the 14th ult.', by his Excel
lency, Gov. Shannon, in the prsence -of
a large concourse of citizens.-. The Gov
ernor's remarks upon the occasion were
very appropriate; and well received. s ' At
a meeting, subsequently, held, '.at which
Chief. Justice ecomple presided,, Jolu:
A H alderman, Esq., Gen." G.' W. Clarke
and Win. Rutubold, Esq:, were appointed
a committee to wait upon the ' Governor,
and solicit a copy of his remarks for pub
lication, which . was , complied .with, and
we herewith furnish the sune : .
. , Ge5tlcma!( :' In pursuance of an old
aad.-Tenerable custom,- which 'has long
been observed in' the civilized countries oi
the world,: at the commencement1 of 'edi
fices li designed ior public , use; we are
about to perform the cereuibny of breakiiig
the ground for the future capitol ! of the
Territory . of Kansas, (here ' the ground
was broken.) ' r ' A -' . ' .
Upon this' beautiful plat of ground, sur
rounded by hill and'daleV woodland and
prairie, is destined soon to rise, a build
ing which in appearance and utillity will
do honor to the architect and credit to all
who are concerned in its design and con
struction; and furnish to the future legis
lators of our country and the officers of
your government all the conveniences ne
cessary to" a prompt performance of their
various oSjial duties. In twelve' months
from thiswe confidently expect to have
the capitol erected and inclosed: present
ing an appearance of which the citizens
of the Territory may justly be proud or:
ornament to this young city,' air a visi
ble monument attesting the energy, en
terprise and architectural taste and ' ge
nius of the age in which we live. ' ' We
have every reason to anticipate' that with
in the same time, you will see here and
there and there around this cnpitol, spring
ing into existence as It were, by the hand
of magic, the comfortable private dwel
lings, the business house, the church, the
school house and temple of jU3tice, fur
nishing additional proof of the' wonderful
energy and enterprise of the Anglo-A
merican race, and at the same , time com
fortable homes for our citizsns, suitable to
accommodate all the business, transactions
of life, for the administration of the law,
the propagation of religion, and the edu
cation of the youth of the city. Wc con
fidently hope to see in a few years, hert
where we this day stand surrounded by
the primeval forest and natural meadow,
a city , spring up, around this capitol, which
will rival, if not in wealth and population.
atfleast in the intelljige nee, enterprise and
virtue of its citizens, and in all the .com
forts and conveniences of life, : the : mosi
prosperous cities of the older and icort
advanced portions-of our. country. .And
why should ,we doubt, the, realization o
these anticipations?. JLook at the natural
resources and capabilities of the country
by which we ate, on alsides, surrounded.
Take the .Torrjiory . qf Kansas for two
hnnuicd miles ;North and - South and an
equjU distance East and West, and where
will ycUjflnd.pq the surface of this: globe
a country of equal extent, possessing
moic agricultural capabilitief? The cap
itol of such a Territory cannot fail to ad
vance rapidly in population and, wealth.
This city is surrounded in all directions by
a country of unsurpassed fertiJIity, which
must to a great extent be tributary to it.
possessing at the same time a salubrious
climate,', with an abundance . of rock acd
timber, easy of access,' and ail the requi
site materials for building up, improving
and ornamenting a great city.-, With .the
advantages, furnished by the hand of na
ture, with an industrious and enterprising
population constantly arriving amongst us.
we have every reason,; under providence;
to predict for this city, and the surround
ing country a bright and prosperous j fu
ture. .-.;'? ),'
Let no jealousies exist between ' this
and neighboring towns and cirtes, to mar
the harmony and good will that ought to
exist between members 'of tbe same po
litical family. T ecu rase h and Lawrence,
your . former, rivals for the .capitol,. both
have their advantages and their resources.
They too are surrounded by at country e-
qually rich and productive, j : Nature has
been to them, as liberal in ber gifts as' to
Leconspten. They too may justly -anticipate
a bright and prosperous future. Let
no narrow minded, jealousy enter into (be
competition that will naturally: exist bej-j.
ween cities so nearlj located together.
Let the eompetitioa be aa boociraUe car
a coiiii
.petition in. the, de'elopmeut cf the
and almost unlimited resources of
the country, by which each is surrounded
-riih building up and ornamenting dties-J
in the advancement of education and re
ligion and n the cultivation of the virtue
of social life. This is a noble and hon
orable cpmpetiuonf"mutual!y benrficial to
all,' prejudicial' to ' none. I. congratulate
the citizens of Lecoapton and ' surround
ing country, aud the people oi Kansas on
the prospect of a speedy completion of
the work which we have this day com
menced, and hope that nothing inuy oc
cur to defeat cr pos'.pone the realization"
of our present prtisperts and expectations.
Romantic. A very handsome lair
was arrested Friday: night, at a house of
questionable character, in the lo.ver part
of the city, in mal attire. She had donn'd
the pants,1 aijd was oj patently cutting'
quite a splurge when arrste-l. She te'U
her story thus: Her name i Emma Far
row; she resides in St. Joseph, and lier
husband came to this city some mcnt.'i
ago, since which she has not seen him.
She beard" thn he had taken himself a
mistress; and that they were living in this
city as a man and rife, at the hcu?e- al-'
luded to. She would not believe the state
ment, but resolved, to come to'th-? city and
investigate the matter herself. In order
to enrry out her plans, she had a suit of
clothing made to order, dressed herself
up in man's npporel,' and came down
here. She had just started on her mis
sion, and was about entering the house, -where
her leige lord' was reported to be
staying, when some police officers arres
ted her. That is her story, and if good
looks in a sign of trath, she must have
told nothing but tacts. fSr. LouU Her'd.
A Qcit Home. .A bickering pnir of
Quakers were lately heard in high contro- .
versy, the husband exclaiming : .
; "I am determined to have one quiet
week with thee J'
"But how wilt thou get it?" seid the
wanting spouse, in reiteration. whiVh nitr- ,
ried ladies so provokingly indulge in. . :
"I will keep thee a week nfter ihcu art ,
dead was the Quaker's rejoinder.
jKDaniel Webster was ence asked
at a ball by a fop, who thought a good
deal of his own darcing, "don't you dance,
sir? I never See you dancing." "No,"
said Mr. Webster fn his peculiar manner.
"I never had the capacity to learn how,
sir." - - ' ' '
"5S""This war," : said a commercial
gentleman to a dandy, "will he a terrible?
hindrance to all kinds of business." Dan
dy "Dassay, d'lighled to 'ear it always
'ad great awcrcion t ail kinds of business.'
t 3 'An old 'farmer, standing on the
corner, was terribly out of humor because
he had lost all his wheat by the weevil
for two successive? years. Ke was ad
vised by a bystander to sow Mediterra
nean wheat hereafter, as that escaped the
ravages of the insect. He replied indig
nantly : ; . '
"No, sir, I'll be darned if I do I cen
stand it as long as the weevil can, and I
veil!." TVcosler Bern.
'.. That farmer was a brother to the fellaw
who had a sore to?, which despite all bread
and mHk pouUiops, or sooihin "pain ex
tractors,"; woi'd ache awe. ' Fically the
ffertr gotjjdesperate, nd giving his sore
"something to ache for," exclaimed '
There, cuss ydj, ache ; I can stand ;t as
long as you can." ' " ' '
- n mm i '
A rather amusi5g cetie was witnesed
at the CJoSurabus, Ohio, post-ofilce the oth
er morning. . A i rough, uncouth-locking
customer inquired for a Inter at the gener
al delivery.; - He received one, ond -not
being, sure that jt was for him. he. asked
the clerk to read a few, lines to him. -- The
post-master, with his usual urbanity aai
desire to accommodate, read as follows : -'
'Dear S : This letter conns a hop
pin. - I take iny. pen in - Hand to inform
you that we are all weJl, and hope ycu a-
injoyin the same blessixj. I am srry to
here you have been on auother drunken
spree " . , '
"Stop" ; shouted tbj attentjrf llsne,.
"stop, I ray ; that letter's for m here'a
your five cents, and fork that, 'ere docu
ment over !" ' ' And a mid tle general largh
of the tbysatnders, he mitzled. '.
Iliif An' editor down East has' been
courting and says it rrmided fciei of Para
dise Regained And then he gets on sis high-
beeled boots.aoi exclaims "Hogging a
blas-cyed gid erf a pteca cf fresh cut clover-
! Go away; atrawWrries, ycti ? h&T'
lost your. tasW

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