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MANCHESTER, VERMONT, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1870.
VOLUME XV lNHJMHKR.'iT. The MnfhcUT Journal ft UntS) IVSST THlr-AT M :t.MG It V D. K. H M O N l i . mt n'( iai' k O I ! tl M Il -a. KASCitfcmR TtEM 'VT rM . .. . ! ItUMIM'.HS IHHiXToltY ; 1 1 1 1 e a stem. AfTO!! CWRatiXuli AT IW, Cafem m ta F,est ftturt. j S;j) Tr.Ul. ; J. I. tUTCHfcU'fcR, ATTOKRIT ODCJOINKKIXOII AT LAW. rbtf !., Tu attonasi ad eoci.ati.Lon8 at law OIV ia tt Iwwrt UvMW. labW. Vt. B, ItOWAIiD, iTTOIlMT AJ.DCOl'SIUXOB AT LAW. j )(!Sv t Il.l.o, tt-UJ Ptt ... Ynia.er.lj II. K. FOWLEIt, ATTOBXET at law, pwi.un wsl lloiif Axol. tu ft Uf iB.nnu'w A(ot, and Gowmia i n at Sw link. U,M Staia lfl Mrlt(r, Yrwonl. W. 11. HUELtMJX. attobskt at law, Ottt 0,'puut Flral National Pauk, UATKKI'KltT A ill'Dl, rrOUNEtH AND C)CSHE1.UI1H AT LAW (m . , 'rul)f Ulutk. Br.UllKra, - Vriuool. Iljl TAS E 1IUU8K, VrAMKUfu, VoT. o. c. n aiiuku o. n. rcnorHos l'MOFiiirrtiM At ttr a riwnr ' LAM liormt. B A B I) W K L L 11 O U H E Bl J. W. Cviit))i, 'iUl..d, llllf'l T.rmuni. WAIT HA HI). Wbiilrw! IlcUil Ii ler 111 rHCU. MKWCISia. FANCJ OUOWi. Ae. Ouruof ol Mia A t'i0 HlrrU, MurMr, lljl Vermoul. U II. HUMES WAT, M. D.. Muu-lir.lM, tHYRlCIAN ASD HCBOEOX, Ofli ri.ii'nc, Mi Ktrnii. 8. 8 CLEMCiM. M. l.. V. 8. EXAMISISO Hl HOK) POU ISTALIDK Nu.i 'in, uil l'r.-ti'ii'g I'hr.ic in. Alw, el Iur WJworlU'i Iiaproftd Trni. 0 l hi rMiIne, Ftfftory Toiul, Vt. P. H. LOOMIH, ft E T I 8 T . Ut i llu' Block, Fctory 1'oint, Verm. ml. Fwlb nUK'tl 'Ij'"' rln ''T H ' Auc.iliruc Aeul if Joirotl. 7lf ). W. MAIWIi, M. 0., ECLECTIC PUTS1C1AK. K.rt 1..T, IMIy'J Vihwi W. 8 . PHILLir. M. D. Ai'ttK''X. " Vnrmi-m. I'ilTSICIAN Al) BCIWICOS. Ulbiw l luwiJinc. O. C WATtHHOllsK A CO.. lluiafMiamranf 1T BMIUTH ASD DKAWKK8 f t-vy I'iiil, Vorm.inl. S! BHOMU Y HUlKt. liy Om. K. DtTia, l .ru, V.rmuot. T tm Mudoral. klew Honma lor hmnjr lioard.ra. aaraaav:aa; t. H Unu, Eininoi Uoa, Manrhilr, Vt. CoL M. H. Coll urn. Faitory l'isnl, Vt. 5li5 DAI EH A 11LMNUTOM. AtUwwy and OauflWir at Iaw, and HobntoriB Cbaiiwry. OftV m kalal tirbili(;.l:l.k. ltaUand. Tansonl. i. C. B.ita. Iif L. W Itanmoru. WA8H1S0TOS UOTEU GEO. W. BAKEH rr.rtUr, I'.t, Vermont. Owl arw.WHlaUou for umwr boardt-r ' tlnumitWi pntw. -tj tjlSl AHLI.IOTOK UUUil, A It. BartTr, proprietor. Arhit. Vvratowt. SCly ! H . 8 . HARD, OESEIUL UtsTlUKCE AOtNCT. Fira, LiAa AiliUJ. am (Von. ... V.rion.L a .Ms I Iur Vt ool Matnal Fir IbMraue Co ily L. P. COT, kn ASD HUOEN, liuiA., hULnworf tad Jrliy. auwry A , kirh..l.r. Vt. OEO. (i. tKITU. iikt otKUift, oii't i.ui!. rura. Kardwwr ttiK, Hato, t'tl. Vu A Mux-, r.fO, t!i aut !rtufco, l(a. t.iif.. A., K'.jlilJ mla l.d t4t rrj. Vl, . F. IHI)t, r II 1CU AND wCkGLijK, Om- T Caaoraa Hoi-. T..t ly-.l. tMy"j V.nwl, C II VILLI A It . 4if ta tit a o o d . oboccrier. It k-u at.4 fcfeur, C Arj. aw4 ." at if FALSI LEAF lltll, ttftUI uJfui, farwta.il. IliuVwlIti i.s-sw ut l H i ;i j 1 l'.-T-l )'!), Mti I I , t,vt. .. .... ,.,.,,. i I., .i ah I (,.,,.,..! i i -j, i . u r.-4j j 1 t- 1 ! I t I , J H, 1ST. illy II. U X. fc., iioMaorAiuic mniciii, S.. H Uid bo, '7 .1 1 .11. .... TlttlluT. 4'H. Ol O. II. h lT, IiENTIITi 1 1 'y.i (iur.) A W.:.r'. 1 dr ...iotu UI1 il VimulfT. N,ir. ni ! '!nni!i.trr4 lih trrtij I IIU CO I. BC li.S II OC H K, i : tt itj fulfil, - Mn In drr,.' Vitno ! JOHN H. ANul-LL, rrjmt. IU t ClkMltHl TO tun rtUJH ft Dwt. i A f 1 In try saU counwlfil with Hit how. THE KgUISOX II O I' K , Fuo of Mt. Kqniuoi,) Mnc lji-.t-r, ..... TermutiL T, H. OIIV1H, rn.iirleu.r. ()n fin Juuo to (VUiU-r. Ql'KN Iur TKANSIKXT VISITORS. I f" n THE ELM HOUSE fr (rbi lit cu.Uiin uut.l Jtiti I, Hi CHAKLEM F. OKVIH. JJOT MKALS AT ALL HOUIW, Oysters in Every Style, ( HOICK (1AUS AND COXr-ECTIOSF.rtY AT j. i. rtHurs WMfi tWMS, 0.poitB In pt. t'2I ly J Butltnd, Tl IIARl)IN(, WATCHMAKER & JEWELER, Hot' Um , - Facioi PomT, Vi VI. hi-, nml Ji wi.Iitt Clnued hd mill Migriiuiiv kt .liurl oouce. C. HAIiDINO. rt-Airt-it U'M. WILLIAMS A !?0N, V,.ii.l iiiliirm thvir oM pi rom nd llm pulilic ii' in rully Itut Hity null ,uiiUuui lti iiiiiiulu turn ol til kimU of HARNESS WORK it maml, ml (Topo.e lo niak. H for III tnlfri'.l of purxiim who iifed (ootli In our Uue In .-.il. W uiko our own I.i-aihi-r in tho nld fa.liloD ed w.y, and oaii abd will nfiU uit Umlimwi 1'ot.oiia miiditi; nkiiia la ai'lt or taa will Uk great ears ill kiiiultlK ul uliioi art not worth taoumg. Diir.i t. April 20. IH7.V MlySlOj JJraillcy b upor 1'hoBphato of Liuio rill be found at VEST& BROS, tdT Priccr) Grcutly reduced ,"f VILLAliK BOOK STORE. ConaUnlly on hand a general aaaortmnut of MiwrclUiieoui Rooks and School Booki new and old. A nr and Hi- niv UM-k of good, in the lino of S T A T I 0 X K R Y . 0 kind, of Tap aud Sute I'"-r. nvriiipi-a to uiaii'li. Mni-heti-r. Vormoul. Vartuua tiiil L. V. COT. RU A WALKER, IMtiivt 'ira to Wru. Itrowiiaon.) M.uilfaflurfTn of (ILOYlvS AND MITTENS OFFICE 1 DXilt EAST OF MCSIC HALL, MaiicUeaU-r, Vnr-noi N. 11. Alare ttiKk of Hj.Lt gnnAi for th nuitiit-r trad on hand. Order by mail urnmrit 1 aitn.id to. -Vdlyi II. L. BUKCKINKKLI), TAILOR AT M. lAJNKVd OLD MAM). 1f!llrT Haajn.t ri-r'iYd .mpl" of fall and witter iKi. f.ni ii. in l!n.a.Motln, Ikin. roi.li;n and fimi'.tiA ruitiif. whlcti Will b iBkdtf up at profc liclow Mmipeutioa. rrticuUr AtD'iilinn lVid to ColUoif. Tilly JJURU AND HURTON SEMINARY MASL'UCMUa, YrUMOXT, . . . , , r .. and Utntlnnen, Oflr. th aJtautaKf (4 a 't;UbiM of aUtaand tf,rneiri IntlJli, .rolly 'rryar-!! i.irm of Hiu s), ts.i.r.'iieh dill! l tli Lnriit witii ,-!! atimti-n l i the rla"ir and yuan mtu pr.pani.. t i .: !!. Tt. t ad.ao'at.. f .r mo if at l- iAa tm. F.u. Irnw bf. i-.'. .li. Aa.-9-l H 'k. ir boaid, ai ort(U-r ml uBiau-, a ldr lh Prinrt- n. SHAW ; Kat.ttr. Vt.. July li. 1 Ti. iIT.SK SIMONl'S ) ! LEATHER CEMENT, i j The U-t thing out. Al. i k.r :a M. . anS Fi-T 1 Puita tt 4 . o.rtttUJ far th pM two !trtd3i rev tSlfsi-ttd It tb thing '.vl lh t.Cd III. tl'l t-4.Hlil S i w if, i k a ir ( 1 l it I t-r .-i.; I! TS -td : Keaot tr I..JU ., m .t Ir.ai l iim lua i f o I i ' r P. rtlH'iSbi. i.c, Stan) ?. ..;.. t. ,IW .llrd to i p. t, biUui-lM. SlUtMH, V. a irnii .. vr 1.1.1 i -! t'eMy, $!P Mr. Arohibeld S1 j wrote lb follow tog -ragrepb in oe of btr k-uf to brf baaboed tbe other dy ; Jobe bmm4 dova her at once, i hlbr )mi (( ipart kia or ik1- 0rji thrSr iriritie j ar.r. H-r dimjilrtl i Jrr iiu's Ltuir It grftij tk wtUajUn.! lay letiftgi In )ii, tH-r ahsiicly i UR, lUiu young m, Villi booted , j brail, frr.h Irtmi t ham), of (lie cotfrvr 1 b' Ji., Inay veaaa. H i wkird klxmt the bote! ibet be U a rry good tnaicfe, aad baa the varitabki bloud of tl DukiOoTeraor iahi reiat. I must My it baa a qiMwjr way of abowing Itarlf, kx ib youug ana a it m pale at a apt-cire; awi drrMKl la lb I white duck, tar it b hi sunk y aud bilious kiu, U nougb to frighten om. I hav grow. U bat bin, Lil4 Laura it growing to do quit tb contrary, I'm afraid. All Ute evenitig ba leant up against t' wall, ever daurlag, or opening hit vioutti v to give vrnt to souta hateful aarraa tk crilicUia upon tbe aecM around him, and jet dear liuks Latm'a aye a. in detid, ail I be other prUy eyes about are iwrpetuslly betaeebiog bim for attetuiou. In Hie day lima be la always with a long black borte, that oorers more ground with its legs when ilia goiug Uiau aoy animal I ever saw. When Laura goes out to drive behind it, and vanishes out of tight with the bony creature, I trem ble lo think how dreadful It would be if our dear Utile girl would ever become part and parcel of tbi wretched man and his wicked beast. So I think John bad better oome down at once; I just long lo are hi bandaowe faoo and bear bit hon est voice, and I think it ia about time Johu i lion Id tell bit little ttory to Laura, and have things settled comfortably. Mr. Archibald Steele smiled when he put the letter of bin wife in bit waistcoat pocket, and picking op the morning pa lter, scanned through bit gold-rimmed (ectaclut the newt of the day. Finding notbitig Ibcreiu to ruffle the exceedingly satisfactory condition of hit all airs, lie put it down, and smiled again at only a prosperous, contented, down-town mer- chaul can smile, lie vu one of those bappy exceptions lo Hie ordiuary rule of mortals, with whom everything went well. Hit whole appcarauoe wa an ex clamation point to that eflecU If be ven tured a little hazardous ia trade, fortune tiimmed her sail to favor bint. If he set hia heart npou auy thing relating lo do mestic felicity, all the element ot art and nature conspired to bring it about. So when ho stepped to the door of the office aud beckoned to a young man with a strip of commercial paper iu hia baud and a pencil behind bis ear, with (hat general air of briskneaaand shrewdness about hint thai betokened a successful merchant in embryo, Mr. Steele smiled the third time, with tbe air of one who wat not at all afraid of any bilious, blue blooded obstacle that might be thrown in tbe path of a domeetio happiness which be firmly believed bad been arranged by an omnipotent band. John, aaid Mr. Steele, closing tbe door of his private office, and looking npon bit young clerk benevolently, I have got an order be re from Mrs. Steele, which I with you would attend to. Certainly, sir, aaid John. Shall I go oat and get the article myself? Why, tbo fact ia, John, aaid the mer chant, enjoying his joke more and more, ii't only one article a ratber bulky one. It wat bargained for long ago. I think you will hare to go with it, John. Down to the seashore? laid Jobo, get ting a little hot and flustered. It it a very valuable parcel, ilr? Well, perbapt your natural modesty may depreciate itt worlb, John, Mrt. Steele and 1 think a good deal of It, aud Lauia, too I'm sure tbe does. The com modity ia yourself, John. Mrs. Steele wanit you to go down and take a little holiday there. When tbe name of Laura was men tioned, the young man's faoe grew more fluttered and bot than before. You are ery kind, tir, be said, aud Mrs. Steele ia alwayt more like an angel thau a woman. Rather Solid and plump for tbal, inter posed Mr. Steele, but liking tbe phrase neverthele. Rut it it simple luadue, pursued Johu, to dream of further bappiueae than I en joy now your affection and that of your wife, my position here; I don't dare, I can't hope lor anything more. Oh. Mr. Steele, I can't tell ber my story, tir. She would shrink from me witb horror and aversion, she it to young, so beautiful. 14 me at least enjoy tbe present. Aud In tbe meantime tome cadaverous, bilious, blue-blooded scoundrel will carry ber off from us all. Then John's face grew pale and item, If tber't the slightest feeliug npou ber part fur for aoy one ele, iben, indeed, Mr. Steele, my caae it hopeless. Tbe commercial paper fluttered from bit band ; the pencil fell from bit ear ; he leaned hie bead against tbe desk and trembled. Why, who would tuppose you could pelooutly. Yon sball go down with me this very dsy. Ail the way lo Ihe eea-bore, John's faoa wore ihe louk of one who bad re solved lo turna a deadly breach, but who did not boe lo sarvive tbe attempt. Even tbe ocean, whew it confronted them, wore atbreateaing look. I'pon (be bonson a pile of clouds formed a back ground waa and gloomy, a great blauk mitt lay ia ibe fen lib, a dcoae red sspor si moat kHicbed tbe water. A very naaty see, aaid Mr. Steele, John aaafed It la, hi eye dilating, hi bruad boulders expanding, bi bead high. la that i.Mraud air. ' i AtraaiBMthe bard, wet laod, audoflho vagabond boy, who bad b i ike a metix a faetf black horwa abot by, diwappeerlng In tbe sai-t, leering fjr Joba the BMttorr el a teaming bead trewtsed vitbbloade ctsrlirrf taur, two Kad e. betst aro bic w, wbUe waving batsd eiUtrdief ia seleitwkw. i Job, Mid Mr. Mo l, did )ou hi i tiin, truel hp, hi trracbrrwn y? I ftlr w I.anra, ir, said John aim! Johnay Wstcra bad br, af a a tnt ; j or onir-thing. And trlien I rlnel, th , One eveutng lt k. M . luail, ply. land rntl that vagoboml Ikiv cam i liy a, Mr. Thompson t!l bint If I ttw Id winter li'als mrd a.ty Iirr on Mr. Archibald f"t-le and hi ! op with jcmii wrt t rrt'Klx'r on the oll-r I wonhln I M-ud over the Ironl'door to ak ' ariiuod lh irc .rnrr. ard the -p-tiatjit. iin-ttv wi( wire alone totf ther 1 side of Ihe hr. mid the official rtrrd i Mr, lioiirrwkk lo lend ler a pair of j lain uf the lerty lt w. te nini. ii lea led rYcklfwIj- on lu liitlJpr. udtk-oif itif tluor ccneJ, and lrre wu Uctutt lle ruHe vt iik driry. A A Hill aliapiier lillle liettd, ml frr.titr Iruw lite litiwii ol th roifeur, all ou rouiplril by the amlai K.iu touch ol k mor tal, iw((l In t iImb tloor. Laura vat al; lii-r III tie lilte titiidii rr rlaajtd toifethrr; Iiit inn.ical voir Irr mbled. lh, ji, ma in tiiH, rome direrily. Mr. bin; vcm vctiluipd out too far, and and Waa drowiivd? aaid Mr. Sloclf, will) a IMViiliar coiiiliinalioii In hi voire of pity and relief. N ), no. how can you uiivwe ) dread lul a thine? Ho nriunl, but he il very weak and ill. He ha a.ki'd fur die and may I go't Will you vtnue niih me, mam in a? Oh, !, I beg of you I C'an'l the, aa? Her bine eyco filled with ler; her lit tle foot teeuu'd (lautlnt; lo fly thionh the con iilor. Certainly not, aid Mr. Steele. Let him wait till be ia able lo ooiue lo you or to me. Either a man ia drowned or he is ti 'L. ltecue lie wan Imbecile enough to rik hi lilu, that i no i canon for your being (hu talk of the hotel. Iaura raised her head proudly. No ilanyer of lliMt, )); and betide, everybody i. orciiie(l with Ihe one who rescued him. And what uiaduiitii wai thai? laid poor Mr. Steele, who could not reconcile him self lo the present condition of nfl'iir". 1 (luu'l know a ttraniter, I bolieve. I wat no iuieietvd iu Mr. Smyvunmit, 1 forgot to auk. Tab! "aid Mr. Steele, jjeltinK upon hit feet, aud walking to tho door, I'll go and find out all about It. Do yon slay here till 1 return. Before he had gone far, Mr. Steele beard from Ihe excited ueU several ditH-reiit versions of the allalr; but one and all agreed that the rescuer could be nothing less than a champion swimmer. A regular water-dol said one gentle mail to Mr. fcleelo; aud as Ihe iiicrclmui had heard this epithet tieed but once bo fore in hia life, and that on an occasion of vital Interest to himself, he sought out the hero of the hour, and found, to bis unbounded astonUbmunt, it was John Waters hlinscll ! He was quite enveloped iu the flounces and furbelows of pretty and sympathetic women, who iusinted npou kuowiug every half second if he wai sure lie lull strong aud well, and bow in tho world could he buffet those dreadful waves iu that grand, heroic way, and how did he manage to drag poor deal Mr. Htuy vestitit into the shore? John, like any other hero of the hour, enjoyed this womanly adulation, but looked anxiously at Mr. Steele when he approached. Hum I growled that worthy merchant, a pretty fellow you to interfere with oth or people's plaiibl How do you know ho wanted to be rescued? He appeared anxious that way, sir, said John. lie wrapped himself about Die like a dcvil-lihli. I thought one time we'd both go down together. There ought to be a school for teaching people bow to let themselves be saved. It's the eanlesl thiug iu the world; I be water it self is an accessory, if you manage it right. On, do tell im how, Mr. Waters, please! chorused the pretty and sympathetic wo men; and a John b'gnii hi Ichkoii, Mr. Steele slipped away. Oh, pnpii began Lnuia, how is Mr. Stuyvesant? I don't know I didn't i-k, he replied, 1 was so intere.ted in the lellow that dragged him ashore. Me' an old friend of ours. The way we made hi acquaint ance wait on jiixt mi rii an occasion ; he aved a lady from drowning. Why, papa, faid L'mra, he muni be a splendid fellow ! Magnificent 1 said Mr. Steele. You see, we had traveled oyer a considerable of the world together, yur ninther and !, while you were yet a baby. And we found it rather od I one morning to dis cover that having crossed the ocean aud the Alps, loitered in the Hudxon High lands, traveled thence down through the Mississippi valley, across the American desert to California, and back again by another route, your mother had never been up the Ea.t river as far as Morrl- sania. It seemed so absurd lo have neg lected this home excursion, that we do terotined upon it at once, ihe morning was wet, but that didn't matter. Your mother looked prettier in a water-proof and rubbers, wiih a shovel hat lied down under tier chin, thau moat women would la a ball dress. She wann't a bit afraid of raiu or mud. She was a liiile loo reck-le-k, for, gelling a.hoie to tec one of the iuslituiioii tor vagabond boys, her foot slipped otl the piauk, and she disap peared. Mr. Stelc stopjied a minute; hu Twice filtered; the liule plump hand ol hi wife slipi ed into hit own ; he clutched il lid went on again: Ouc minute I taw her a neat and trim a Utile figure a ever graced a water ' proof aud hoyid-ht, the , i he wat gone Gone! cried Laurt. Gone where? luto the water, chi.d; into (he hun gry grecu wave thai urged tip lo lake I' away from ibe fondest heal t lo lb universe: and If it Lai u'l been for btte ! lurking there for a chant to ew pt j from Ibe l.iaj, jot, u bive io os r,B, i my dew. for I mala an agoniwd pluflg i alter ber, Iboagb I'm ahaid lo y I , would Uke cokl, WUo 1 aakeu mm joouldo! iw a stroke, and tbouid twlyiwnat be aopioed we were going to do j have gene lo ibe bottom like a plummet to keep cotuPirUbie vitboul any front of kad ; but to tillkial Mambng tiy caaght and b)d m, aad rried oat thai out: lie a rfgnlar water-dog, that Johnny Water! And tltre were tbe very word a guct berv aed In relation to John a minute or so ago. John! cried jmur bewildered I-aura, our Jouur .Miuui : My niauiuiaf Wat mamiua tbe lady ? Wu John l be boy? And i it Join, our John, that ttved r Mr. Stuyvent? The very sanw, darltag John, our John; be' always on hand when there's trouble or danger. Oh, mamma ! mamma! cried Laura, forgetting all ihe year that had parsed since, the accident, and crumping both tbe coiffeored bead in a mud reckles man tier. l'apa, she then said, we must go and find Johu. I want to tell him how much 1 I Yes, dear, aaid Mr. Archibald Steele ; and all the way through tho corridor and and into (lie parlor ol the hotel, with bit plump and pretty wife ou one arm, his lovely daughter on the other, he smiled. Hut John was still surrounded by tbe pretty and sympathetic women, who had cruelly deserted the blue-blooded de scendant of the old Dutch governor, lying In bis most graceful and languid ol attitudes on a neighboring lounge the descendant, not tho governor aud had flocked one and all to ibe handsome and heroic founder of the new school for teaching people the way lo be rescued from drowning. These charming creatures spent so much of their lime at the seashore, aud it was so neeewhary and so nice to be wise! John was almost hiddeu iu flounces ami laces; but when hit eyet met Laura's be pluuged out of those costly billows witb hit usual ease and intrepidity. There waa something in Laura's eye that lie had never eeeu there before; a tempting languor, a bewitching shyness a bewildering splendor, that steeped his toul in a mad, sweet hope. Laura stopped one moment to whisper to ber mamma, and John gasped out to Mr. Steele: If I dared if 1 only dated to tell her I've told her mysell! said the mer chant. That I was a pauper without borne or friends? I told the story iu my owu way, John, continued Mr. Steele, and I flatter my self I told it successfully; dou't spoil it, if you please. 1 have managed tbe past and tbe present; do you look out for the future, Johu. And Johu did. Laura walked through the parlors that night, the euvied ol all the pretty and sympathetic women and brave and appreciative men that congre gated there. THKV CARK1K0 IT TOO PAU. Mr. Bultcrwick called iu to see uie the other day, and in the course of the con versation he said : I am goiug to move, I can't stand those Thompson's, next door to me, any longer. They're tho awfullest people to borrow things that I ever saw. Coffee and sugar, and butter, and floor I don't mind bo much, although when a woman borrows high-priced sugar and Java cof fee aud tends back sand and chickory, a min naturally feels bilious aud mad. But they've borrowed pretly near every thing iu the house. First it's one thing aud then it's another, from morning till night riiiht straight along. Now there's the poker. A poker' a piece of machinery that you'd think anybody might go around and buy, or if ihey couldn't afford it they might ue a fence paling lo shake up the flie. It tit. Mrs. Thompson seems to hanker after our poker. She borrows it fifteen or tweuly limes a day, and lat Saturday she sent lor il thirty-lour times. She pavs a boy two dollars a week lo run over aud borrow the poker; aud she's uxed il so much that it's all bent np like a corkscrew. Xow lake chairs, for instance. She auks as to leud Iter chairs three times a day at every meal, and the borrows the rocking chair whenever she wants to put the baby 10 sleep. A couple of times she sent over for a sofa, and when the boy came back witb it he said Mrs. Thomp son was mad a thuuder aud growling around the boice all day because there were no eaaiort ou IU Last Monday she borrowed oar wash boiler, and we bad lo put off washing till Tuesday. She did hrr preserving in it, and the coiue qoence was all oar clothes were full of preserved peachei. I've got on an un- dersbirt now that I'm mighty doubtful if I ever get off, it's stuck to me so tight. Every now aud then tbe has company and then she borrows our hired girl aud all tbe parlor fu.nilurc; once, bee use I would not carry the piano over for btr and take down the chandelier, site (old ! our girl Dial there were rumor about town that 1 wat a reformed pirttc. Perfectly scandaloq! Th-y think nothing of sending over for a couple of lied.te.ds or an entrv ciroet : and the oilier day Thompson ssv to me i Ruder- wick, does your pump log pull easy? Aud when I said I thought maybe it did, be aaid : Well, I'd like lo borrow il for a few day till I can get one, for mine all rolled away, The only wonder i that be did aot try to borrow tbe well along with it. And then, oa Tbentdsy, Mr. Thomp son ent that boy over to know if Mrs Butterwlek wouldn't tend ber oar front uoor. cue sua ti.tini w .way kii . .-t a - i.t .1.. i. .!.' ' pailttdJ, uu a. auaiM iuB u.w , , d.T be aaid Mr. ThpuipoB kI h ; ret koursl we might tark op a IxhI cioitt s rid locking and a bor hair bottle j lokt, seven ur.nM vv.wd on mm and and to borrow the coal arultle Oil Mn. j laid Bp lake psptain at around a rbrer dy. What in Ihe uaiue of Move ! l I ful b bnrtter in a talinm nr the river. goiug lo do with a buttle and a coal c ut ile I can't conceive. Rut they're Ihe nn-t ritiiordinary .e..ilr! Lal Fourth of July, wa it? Yclat Fourth of July the boy cam over and told .Mr. Kultrrwkk that Mis. Thompson would be obliged If she'd lend her the Iwins for a few minutes. Said Mi. TbouipMin winUsI them lo uck od a new boli lo top, because it made her baby sick to latle Iich India rubber. Chreky, wasn't il? Rut that's her way. She don't mind It any more! Why, I've known her lo lake off our Johnny's pants whea he's been out playing there with Ihe children, and aeud biw borne barelegged to tell his mother she'd bor rowed them lor a pattern. And ou ThoiiipMiu' birthday she said her houe waa so kinall for a party that if w e'd lend ours we might come lu late in the evening aud dance with Ihe company il we wouldn't let ou that we lived (here. Yen, sir; I am goiug to move. I'd rather live next door to a lunatic asylum and have the maniacs pouring bot shot over the fence every hour of the day. Indeed I WOUld. 1IIK '(lll IlltllU MAN. They have put iu a steam boiler under the post office, and are going to heat Ibe building by steam. Men are excavating under Ihe walk lo secure more room, and the work will explain Itsell lo any person who will uho his eyet for a second. Not withstanding this fact, every man who slops at tbe htainp window says: Give me a two-cent stamp. I see they are digging out there. Yes. Going to put in steam? Yes. Make it warmer here, won't il? Yes. Government bears the expense, I sup pose? Yes. Have they got the boiler down stairs? Yes. Considerable of a job, warni'l li? Yes. Those boiler are heavy things, ain't they? Yes. The man pauses here to lick ou bis stamp, and then continue: That ground is pretty hard out there? Yes. And they had to lift up the pavement, didn't they? Yos. Suppose they'll be at work for a whole week yet? Yes. There won't bo so much draft through here when the pipes are in? No. About this time a new man comes up, crowds Iho old one away, and starts of!' with: Say, I see they are digging out there. And tho stamp clerk is going to pine and die if this thing Isn't slopped pretty soon. Detroit Free Vci. A IIOI.I) BAD MAN. At Si waa coming up town from tbe Atlanta aud Richmond Air-line depot yesterday, he indulged In a little song all to himself. Two other negroes passed by and one of them shouted back to bim: Tin up yer onder lip, olo man, an' stop dat. racket ! Who yer lalkiu' tcr? said Si, stopping suddenly and turning around. 'lalkiu' to you; who you link I'm lalkiu' to, you olu Guinea rooster you? You don't know me, do yer? said Si. I don't keer who you is; you sin't no grand army ob de 'public, no how. Ixtnk hyar, I'm de lima' dixcourageon. ueitro in dis Atlmily city, and I'll lake dis hyar head and hull yer inter de fo partob Chrlntma week, I will. You'se a da Jut then Si took a run wilh his lu-.sd bent down, and two seconds after there was a sick nigger in the mud wanting nothing under heaven bot a doctor. And as Si went ou he remarked over his shoul der : I'm a bad nigger; alius was; wa bad 'fore de war, bid arter d war, and I'm de loudes' buttiu' nigger you eber read ob In de books wid de leabes all out and de kiver lout ! At a recent trial In the Kike eoeety ! court our friend HishofT, of the Hum bold! brewery, wa cillvd as a witness Mr. Rishoff none of ihe solid men of Elko, where he has bireii in business since Ibe town was started, lu Ibe win'er of 1VH. I' pon being sworn, Counsellor K ind, one ol Ihe attorneys iu Ihe csso, who, by the way, L al-o au old resident of E ko, said: Mr. tii.hoff, where 00 yon reside? Where I reside? What for you ek tne ucb a fooli.h thing? You drink at my place more a a handred ti"". That ha nothing to do with thi,he eee on mat, Mr. justion; state to tbe Jerr where you reside. las shurry t de j ihurry I Oh, py iblmiuy, efery ibeelia- man ou di .hurry ha a tiring of marks on mine cellar door just like a rail fence. Hit honor here Interceded lutbe couuasU ior's behalf, aad In a cairn, dival&ed wan- .... ,. . , ner reooesied the wltbee to stale where I be resided. Oh, txcune me, shadge; , . , k. mr Li M ' , . . "Id Birboff vat kei der brewery . - fM j rcr Slntr. After Ibe UMial imouiit of grow ling Ikii lb weather, one of Ibein Md a irv. There might have been ti ottio e ol truth about it, but Ihe itow.l d It r t a I n that the miner was tdtt by i'l pound of the awlulletl kind of lying. Thrrel'orn a ee ond man told a story lo heat It, and then a third man boat t lie mound. W hen the fourth nun Muted out he said: Genl a or ti, I hive alo keen tougti time. bon 1 wa lling Ihe schooner Fortune, forty year ago, two of u were swept overboard In a lorm ou Ijike Erie, one black uighl. A hatch cover went witb u, and It happened that w e both clutched It. It wa tiol Urge enough to snpifrt two. I wa a riain, he a iilor. I had a family be hud none. I shouted 10 In in to quit hi hold, and w hen be would not I reached over, clutched hi throat, and held on till hi finger I kih enrd, and be went lo the bottom of the lake! It wit twenty miles od' I'olut Relay, snd with a shrill, wild shriek, which yet linger In my ear, the poor wretch went to his death 1 May the lord forgive me! With his chair tilted bark igainst the wall, a lanky, suiiflowerlBh rhap had been nodding bis head right and left, as if sleeping. At the captain's iiarrntivo was continued, the stranger roe up aud solemnly laid i I am that man! The crowd looked at him In astonish ment, and he continued : I landed on Point llel.y next morning in limn for breakfast, and I swore a sol emn oath that I'd lick you lor choking uie f I had to live a hundred yens to do It! You can't be tbe man, replied the cap tain, rooking inspiuiouHly at (he fellow' big lists; it was forty years agu. I know it was, and for forty years I've been aching to lick you out of your boots! The captain had lied, bnl ho didn't want to own it, and he said : Tbe sailor's name was Dick Rice. Keroctf bowed the stranger; lhal's my name! Hut he was taller than you. Being lu the water so long that night I shrunk Juki a fool 1 was the cool rejoin der. Well, I kuow you can't he the man, said the captain. 1 am tho man, and now I'm going lo maul you to pulp! No man ran choke me and (ben brag about ill He sailod in and uptct the captain, but was then set upon by the whole crowd. He got into tho eye of the wind and bong there for a time, but 'ueaoutly bo paid off a little, got the wind ou bis quar ter, and went at It to lick ten times his weight In old liars. He was a very am bitious man, and those who could get out doors got out, and those who couldn't offered him a gallon of whisky lo como lo anchor. He furled his tails on this tin dcrslanding, and as bo scl hit glass down for tho tliird drink, he wiped his bleed ing car and remarked : When a man tries to sacrifice mo In or der to save himself, ho don't know who he's fooling with! He was the biggest liar of them all, but he made tho most out of il. A I'AKIII I I.Alt I SI 111! tell. A short-haired stranger, with a week's grow lh of beard on bis face, slipped into the hai ber shop on West Madiitoii stieel, the other night, and quietly look a feat lu a vacant chair. The knight of the razor nppcitrcd, and tnkiiiK l.im by the nose, said : Will vou have a shave? No, I believe I'll have a tooth pulled. lint tliCKe are not dental rooms, naid the siUinis!red artint, This i a Ion her shop. I am aware ol that fact. You didn't suppose I thought it wai a pawn shop, did you? I thought Yotl thought, Hrbap, I wanted a sec lion of Bologna ssu.age, soiiik ciackei and a bunk of cheese? I thought, perhaps You thought, Interrupted Ihe stisiier, that I sat down here lo have .ny back scratched, or my toe-uail pared? I didn't know Yon didn't know, culling the barber's sentence short, but I wanted my ears piercod, or the wild hairs pulled out of my eyes? I thought it likely You thought it likely I wanted the skill roblied off my head and a ring put In in y none? No, sir, my toosorial friend, roiiiiniiei! the strsnger, let me give you a little ad vice : When a man comes Smo vour shop whose bird is a week old, snd whose hair I too short to be eii by tl.o uaksxl eye, and leatt bituaell lu one of your ehair, lake it for grauUtd Ibal h waul lobe ihivel and don't bore loin wilh half a dor.i-u uonseuntcal quexttou jul lor the take of having something to say. Tbe barber profited by (he advice, and itranger was shaved In si.'enc. I'tititeroy'i Jttmin-ral. A Troy stove firm ha received a Iclfer from the West In relation u the purchsse ol a Leaier for a church, which eounlude as follow- ''The beater fumi.hed by 'yotl for the church at work bully. Give us rour rot k bottom price, a w i . i are poor, but very p.ou. TI.era ! fin aunaet ia I i Haven '." lr- mark a v.-ag ov,u. n go .armr-r - Urt j, getUng up niht la draw f tte baby kg bay k un-Vr lite wver.