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C. II BINGHAM. Proprietor.
He In tho National Bank BuUdlcf,
(tAiVii iory.)
ll.SO PPlrffKAll.! A?ACI.
(3,00 " iriTOT VAID UADfAüCI.
Ko fodtaj on papers delivered within tbii
. From rtUrion' MiglD.
Lemuel Drayton was the only son of hi
doting parents, and was considered by
bitnsolf at least tbo smartest young man
in Meudville.
HU personal appearance was aomewbat
striking, lie was rather tall. Unk, and
inclined to feci encumbered with hi hand
and feet. To a close observer, it wai evi--dent
that Lemuel was not quite decided
a to whothcr hia extremities were mate
'or not; for be was always observing hia
feet to goo if they both were of a length;
and he measured a.id compurcd his finera
t frequently, that 70U felt inclined to
inquire if he had cht need hands with any
body. .
lie was Bandy-ha'rcd, with eyes and
complexion to rnateh. When Nature
planned Lemuel' personal appearance,
aho did not believe in contrasts, but in a
Vitnplo uniformity.
Lemuel had been brought up 00 a farm,
and at twenty-two had never been thirty
miles from homo. At this epoch in his
history, be sold a colt, which bis father
lad given him, for seventy-five dollars;
and with the possessions of this sum of
moucy his ideas of lifo pre ve ry much
"wider. He began to realize how circum
scribed his existenco bad been, and to
have aspirations for something broader and
mora extensive generally.
After giTing tbo matter tauch icrious
thought, he decided that ho oujzht to trav
el, lie passed many a sleepless night in
profound cogitation before ho ipoke of it
to his parents.
And one morning, at breakfast, he hor
rified his mother by exclaiming, aa ho
transfixed a huge potato on his fork,
"I am going to Hotting!'
His mother iprang; from her scat, up
setting the tea-urn all over her clean ging
ham apron, and the back of the unlucky
-cat, and flew to the si Jo of her Bon.
"Lemoijt" be cried, '-are you crazy?
You're agoing to have another spell in
your head, I knowl You was took afore
a-talking strange! Zebuloji," to ber bus
Land, "you'd better harness the old mate
and go after Dr. Jones. I'll mako you
tomo catnip-tea as quick as I can, Le turny,
and put a mustard draft outo yer stom
ach!" 'Don't be (ipoony on a feller, old lady,"
replied Lemuel, with all the careless in
difference becoming in a man of his prop
erty. "When a man baa got money, it's
nothing strange that ho should want to
visit furrcn parts. Don't they allers go
-to tbe Continent In all the novel.'? I
fucs, if you h?d as many greenbacks a
1 have got, you'd want to see a few sights!"
"Oh, Lcmroy, my diar son! you can't
ie scrb?" cried Mrs. Drayton, in great
li-lres of mind.
"Yc, I'm as serif as ever Par-cn Brown
was to a funeril. I've hecrn tell of Hos
ting, and I'm bound to fco it!. There's a
awerful let of great sights there! There's
the Airtherknecum, and the Dunkcr Hill
lonimcnt, and the St to House, and lume-
hing they call the Hub of the Univcro.
It's a great name, and I reckon it's worth
looking at. I expect it's one of tbo prin
cipal lions!"
tro Mtl. Drayton, understanding thut
Lemuel was in earnest, proceeded, with a
heavy leart, to get his wearing-apparel in
fc-cadincss for the proposed trip.
The news of Lemuel's intention bad
spread all over town; and the next morn
ing, when be was ready to start for the
depot, quite a delegation of friends and
neighbors bad a-scmb'ed to shake bands
with hint, and bid him farewell for
Mcadville was a backwoods placo. and go
ing to Iiontoo was looked upon us a great
and perilous undertaking by tho dimple
mi 0 Jed country folks.
Lemuel wo resplendent in a suit of
horac-spun grey, with Keel button; and
as be bad spoot nearly all of the previous
day in polishing these samo buttons, they
ahone and glittered liko bo many full
His vest was cf scarlet velvet; his neck-
tye had long done service as a green-and-yellow
ribbon on his mother's Sunday.
bonnet; and his collar set up around his
neck, unyielding as fate. On his arm he
carried the "baled basket," full ofchcc.se
and dough-nuts; and agreeably to his
mother's advice, he had taken along with
him tie old gun, which had been bis
grandfather's, lie would need something
to defend himself with, Mrs. Drayton
said. The old gun had been destitute of
a "lock" for twenty years; but Mrs. Dray
ton raid most people was afraid of fire
arms, and If anybody attacked him, ho
could show thorn tbo gun and they'd be
likely to leave.
Iliavmoney was deposited in Iiis father's
old red leather wallet, and carefully pinn
ed into the left breast pocket of his vest;
and every few moments our hero betrayed
the consciousness of being a man of prop
erty, by tapping the pocket, to assure him
self that the wallet was safe.
The cars drew up to the platform, and
amid shouts of well-wishing, Lemuel pot
on board, and plumped down into the first
vacant seat which presented itself.
He felt of his pocket to seo if his wallet
was there; felt of bis dickey to see if Ma
ry Aun's embraces had caused it to wilt,
and then looked around on the passengers.
One gentleman, he decided at once, was
a piek-pocke. There could be no doubt
of it. Pick-pockets always had black
whiskers, ho had been told, and some rings
on their little- fingers. This gentleman
had black whiskers, and a very handsome
ring sparkled on his fourth finger. He
occupied the seat in front of Lemuel, and
was reading a newspaper.
Lemuel decided to keep his eyes open
for this man, and to feel of his pocket ev
ery fivo minutes to le eure about tbe wal
let. At the next station, a very handsome
j 4 : f 1 .1 1 1. -
young iauy gut 111. jjvuiuei inuugiii 110
had never seen such an angel; Mary Ann
VOL. 0, NO. 21.
Ilinki was positively ugly by comparison.
Such a stylUh grey-hat, with a scarlet
feather; such a very red-and-white com
plexion, and such a pair of saucy blue
eyes, aud such an enormous head of hair
all in curls down over her shoulders.
She paused beside the seat of Lemuel,
and laid a daintily-gloved hand ou tbo back
of the settee.
"Is this engaged?" she asked, in a sweet
Lemuel did not quite comprehend her,
and answered, blushing and stammering
like the veriest school-boy.
"Engaged? Wal, no, I hain't exactly,
though Mary Ann Hioka has took quite
a shine to me; and I bought her a bussom-
in last spring of a pedlar; but then that
laio't nothing."
course not.
returned the lady.
"May I sit down?"
"To be ahure! Set right down! don't be
afcarcd of crowding me! I guess I can
stand it, if you can. Do you engnged,
may I ask?"
"No," simpered the young lady, stuff
ing her handkerchief into her mouth.
"You hain't? Wal, now, that's curis!
'Sped yu've had a sight of beaux, though.
Pritty gals allers does." And hero Lem
uel felt of his pocket, and looked at tho
black-whiskered stranger on tho next
"Why, how you talk!" said the young
"Do I? Wal, I'm a roan of truth, and
whatever I fay I'm in airncst about. I'm
a man of truih, if I be a maa of proper-
"Oh! so you are wealthy?"
"Parting! or else I shouldn't be a trav
eling for pleasuro. I've got seventy-five
dollars in here," tapping hia pocket.
The young lady endeavored to look
suitably impressed, and iuquired, "What
shall I call you, air?"
"Lemuel's my namo -Lemuel Drayton.
"Mabol Orne."
"Mabel! That's a good deal liko a novel
name. I read one tother day, where the
gal's name was Mabel; and she killoJ two I
babies aud au old woman to git some
property. I hopo you hain.t liko her!"
The young lady coincided in his hope.
Lemuel looked at her attentively; and
before they had traveled many miles to
gether, it Hashed over him tint ho was in
"Look here!" said he, placing his arm
over the back of the teat, "why can't you
and I mako a bargain? I hain't engaged,
and you hain't engaged, and wn'ro both
of us as goud looking as the next one;
and I've got two cows to home a. red otto
and a brindled 0110 both of 'cm tho inns-
terhandit to turn out tho butter that ever
you eed! Aud butter's forty five cents a
pound, and 1 vum, if you II have me, you
hall sell all the butter them two cows
makes, and no questions asked as to where
the money gets to! And you Khali drcsH
in silk every day, and in satin, too by
i aia a ..at a
jingo! And at this ttago ot h m declara
tions, our hero felt of hi pocket.
He grew pale with dismay, aud started
to his feet instantly.
"lie's fjot ill" shouted he; "stop birn!
Catch hold of him! don't let him escape!
I knowed he was ono of them fellers the
minnit I sot eyes onto him! Help mo
hold him, somebody! quick!" and ho seiz
ed the. astooiihed gentleman with black
whiskers by tho shoulder, and went on
shoutitig and gesticulating.
"Sövonty fivo dollars! gone liko a streak!
Sarch him! I demand that he be turned
inside out, rite on the spot! Conductor
man, here! you jest see after this fine gen
tleman, if you please!"
"What's he done?" aoked the conduc
tor. "Done? Hain't I jest told yc? He's
picked my pocket cf lay t tier's red leather
wallet, and oventy-ßvo iHlar that I old
my colt for! That's what bo's done! Sarch
Tho train reached a way-station, and
Mabel got out; but Lemuel wan so nearly
dislractc l with tho loss of his pocket-book,
that he did not observe her departure.
Quito a crowd had collected round our
Lcro and tho suspected individual, who
seemed to tako matters very coolly for a i
person in ins condition.
"If the gentleman wishes lo search me,"
said ho, "ho is at perfect liberty to do bo.
Oo on, sir."
"Won't you strike me, nor grab hold of
my throat, nor fjothing?" queried Lemuel.
"I'll not molest you," said tho gentle
man "proceed."
The search was short; but it developed
nothing beyond a few papers a tooth-
tick, a knife with a pcarl-handlo, and a
lack pocket-book containing eight or ten
"Are you satisfied?" asled tho gentlo
man. "Sarting I am; but it's mighty queer
where that wallet went to!"
"The gentleman whom you have just
had the honor of searching," said tho con
ductor, "is the Hcv. Dr. Truffant, of Ilos-
ton one of the most emineut clergymen
n the placo."
"Oh, my gracious!" cried Lemuel; "a
minister! Marm would be tho death of
me, if she 6hould find out that I called a
pickpocket a minister! I mean a pickpock
et a minister! banged if I Lnow what I
do mean, anyhow. I'm bo flustratimid, I
can't seem to tell tother from which."
"It's my opinion, that if you've lost any
money, the girl that sat on the seat with
you has got it," said the conductor. "She
looked something like that kind of a char
acter." "She?' exclaimed Lemuel, in profound
amazement. "She? why, she was as prit
ty a gal as you'd see in an sgc; snd I was
about as good engaged to her."
Thcro was a general laugh at Lemuel's
"You needn't lhffl" said our hero, de
fiantly. "I know I never need her till
this morning; but there's such a thing as
love at first sight"
''Especially when the object is a red
leather wallet, with seventy-live dollars in
it," raid tho conductor. MIt seems tho
ycung lady believes in love atflrat bight,
"Wal," paid Lemuel, disconsolately,
"the money's gone; and if ahe'e got it,
I'll iever believe in nobody agin. I wish
I was to home with marm I don't feel
well. I won't go to Hosting. I'll go
buck in tho next k oars thut is going that
wayt Conductor, jest you hold up a miu
nit while I git out."
Lemuel was informed that he could
alight at the next station, two miles ahead;
1 1 .1:1 . Tl,.
and be accordinulv did so. Ihe return
train came along in a few moments, and
by noon our hero waa safely landed in
Mcadvillo again.
do mado bis way to his father's homo
with logging steps, and a dejected air gen
erally. Mrs. Drayton was feeding the chick
ens in the front-yard, when fche saw him
coming. Shu dropped the dough-dish and
and flc
ed to th
10 house in tho wildest
"He's killed!" she cried, pitching head
first into the arms of her husband; "he's
killed, and I've seen his ghost! It's a
coming up tho road, with them same gray
kerseymeres on that I spun and wove my
self, and the red vcsUit that Miss Grant
made, and tho gun and baled basket, and
all! Jest as he went away! Oh, Lcmmy!
Lern my!" and Mrs. Drayton seized tho
dinh-cioth under tho impression that it
was a handkerchief, and wiped the tears
from her eyes.
Just then Lemuel entered.
"Oh, good gracious tuarscyl he's come!"
cried tbe nervous old lady, and immedi
ately she dived under tho bed, and peeped
out from a hole in tho coverlid.
"Lern, what are you back for?" asked
Mr. Drayton.
"I've eccn cnufTof tho world! Consarn
Boating! and cousurn the whole world
intircly! I'vo had my pocket picked, and
I don't kecr nothing about nothin!"
"Vour pocket picked!" exclaimed Mrs.
Drayton, triumphantly. "I said sot I
knowed you would! It was teat into me."
Lemuel threw his hat down on the ta
ble, and out rolled tho missing red leather
"Gracious Peter!" ejaculated he, "it's
here! it hain't been filtered! Tho gal was
an ongcl, after all! Hum)! Hail Colum
by! buppy 1.1 nd! I'oti.c, marm, let's have
a little dance!" and Lemuel rcized his
mother around the waist and swung her
adout in great glee, upbctting the churn
ing ot cream.
"I reu ember it all now, as tlick as can
he," said Lemuel. ' I waa dreadful feared
1 hliuul J Ijo my money, and I took it cut
of my pocket and put it into my hat!
Consumed fool! I guess it's jest as you
say, inarm, that I hain't fit to gu into thct-o
lurrin parts. I'll stay to Loino and put
my money into the bank, end marry Ma
ry Ann Hiuks. I'vo eceiv.. enuff of tho
Newspaper Laws.
Postumster are required to givo notice
by letter, when a subscriber docs not take
his paper from tho ofijce, aud give the
reasons for it not being taken. Neglect
ing to do so makes the postmaster respon
sible to the publisher for tho payment.
Any porno n who takes a paper regular
ly from the post ofTuo, whether ho has
subscribed or not, is responsible for tho
A person ordering his paper discontin
ucd must pay all orreiirugc, or the pub
lisher may continue to send it until pay
ment is made, and collect tho wholo
amount, whether it is taken from tho of
fid' or not.
Tbo courts l)3vo dneided that refusing
to take newspapers aud periodicals from
tbo post of.icp, or removing and Icaung
them uncalled for, is prima facie evidence
ofinf utiutial fraud.
A Golden Motto.
"I count only tho hours that aro serene,"
is the motto of a auti dial near Vonico.
Tlicio is a softness and 11 harmony in tbo
woid und in tho thought unparnllcd. 01'
all conceits it is surely the mott clas-ticul.
"I count only tho hours that aro pernio."
What a bland and caro dispelling feeling!
How the shadow sCfm to lado 011 tho disl
plate us tho sky lowers a:d time present
only a blank uulcs os its piogfls is mar
ked by what is joyoin, and all that is not
happy finks into oblivion! What u tine
lesson is conveyed to the mind to takO
no noto of timo but by its benefits, to
watch only for the smiles and neglect the
frowns of fato, to composo our lives of
bright and gentlo moments, turning al
ways to tho sunny sido of things, and let
ting the rest slip from our imaginations,
unheeded or forgotten! How diircrent
from tho common art of sclf-tormcutingt
How Much to Plant.
The following, from an exchango, is
given as the avcrugo oinouut of seed to b
planted per aero :
Grain Drilled Wheat, 1J to 2 bushel?;
rye, ltol; oata, 2 to 3; barley, 2$ to
3; barley and oats, 1 bushel of oats to 2
of barley ; peas, 2 to 3 bushels ; buck
wheat, to 3 of a bushel ; corn, in bills, G
to 8 quarts ; in drills, for fodder, 2 to 11
bushel ; broadcast for fodder, 3 to 4
bushel; broomcorn, in drills, J to J of a
bushel ; beans, 1 to H bushels ; sorghum,
A to J of a bushel.
Grasses Timothy, 8 to 12 quarts ; or
chard grass, 1 to 2 bushels ; red top, 12
to 1G quarts; Kentucky blue grass, 2
bushels; white clover, 4 to ü quarts ; red
clover, G to 8 quarts ; luucrn, 8 to 10
Vcgitablos and other seeds Beets, 3 to
3 pounds pur acre; carrots, 2 pounds;
rutabagn to 1 pound ; tobacco, 2 ounces ;
cotton, 2 to & bushels " turnips, 1 to 2
pounds 3 onions, 3 to 4 pounds.
A noblo and virtuous posterity often
springs from wicked men, as did Pericles;
and the blessings which tho good confer
nn tho world outweigh a thousand times
the evils which the bad infiict.
Gavo us from our Friendi.
In a speech delivered by Provisional
Governor Orr, of Mouth Carolina at Char
leston not long sinco, "he took occasion
while declaring his opinion upon the Re
construction bill to exprCJ. his contempt
for the Democratic purty of the North,
which bo accused of being the chief cause
of all the troubles of the Month. In allu
ding to tho idea that the South would fall
again into tho bosom ofthat party, to which
he himself wits once proudly attached, ho
1 asked to bo allowedto express some dissent
. .t ..
to the suggestion, tie wm not wilimir to
agtee to any such intimation. He had a
series of very serious rhnrges to make
against that party and .its leaders. He
"Wo havo accounts to "ttlo with that
party, gentlemen, icl'ot f hf least, will
consent to afBliate with ifTMany of you
will remember that when the war first
commenced, great hopes and expectations
were held out by our friend In tlio North
and West, that there would Le no war, and
that if it commenced it would be north of
Mason and Dixon's line, and not in tho
South. You know thot faith "was pledged,
and I will now state that if that faith had
been properly carried out, there is no
probability that any JStata but South
Carolina would have seceded from the Fed
eral Union. Again, during the pendency
of the Constitutional Amendment, every
Northern newspaper, and almost every
Democrat in tho country, u-ged upon the
South to rejoct its provisions. It was re
jected. A few weeks only elaprcd, and yet
we find that on tho passage ot this Sher
man bill, our Dcmocratio friends, acting
in conjunction with old Thad. Stephens,
wero instrumental in incorporating on that
bill its most odious features. It went back
to the Senate, was finally adopted, and
every one of the Democratic newspapers
all over the North, so far as I am informed,
have como out and urged tho Southern
people to accept the bill. I ay to you,
therefore, that in my judgment it is time
for us to fceek new friend and a new alli
ance. "
No doubt Governor Orr tells r-xoctly
the truth in these utterances. Uut the
difficulty i, that with ail the experience
that the South has had, of the treachery
of tho Democratic politicians, it is always
willing to listen to ficth suggestions from
Tho Democratic party led the South in
to tho Kebellion, and then left it in the
lurch. The Democratic party encouraged
the South while tho I'cbcllion lasted, to
continue it, and thereby led to a prolonga
tion of the utrtipgle, and tho complete ex
haustion of tlutt section when tho war
ended. The Democratic party encouraged
the Southern States to reject tho Constit
utional Amendments, thereby lyiding to
the liCconMructioii bill,, which, in compar
ison to the former measure, i as aquafortis
tO milk. Now, tho Democratic party, Up
on tho immaterial victory in Connecticut,
is cticouraging the South to oppose the
Reconstruction bill which policy if per
severed in will lead to a confiscation set.
Well may Governor Orr exclaim, us he
doe in tffect, '-Save u from our fiunJ!"
Ttrre IIa ute JJxjm es.
Curious Letter from a Burglar.
Decently a bundle containing u complcto
set of burglar's tooN, consisting of forty
four safe, door, and storo keys, twelve pick
locks, twenty thills, th ice punches, ten
files, 0110 bullet mould, ono screw driver,
four cold chisels, six steel hooks, used
for opening sales, ono Que saw, una bruco
and bit, six piece of wax lor takiug im
pressions of keys, one screw wrench, ono
steel jimmy, and one package of powder
was left ut tho Sixth Precinct Stution
House for Captain Jourdau together with
the following letter:
New Yokic, April 17, 1SJ7.
To Captain Jourdan, . 1'sq: Having
beon a burglar for the past III teen years,
and always successful with tho exception
ot once, und tliat bcioz when I loll
your hands, und your bcini
prosecuting me, 1 was convicted and ten
ten ced to tho Stato Prison. Alter serving
my time out I thought you would havo
iorgottcii me, and thcro would bo nobody
to iutcrfero with me. I started again at
tuy old calling, und tbo C 1 tt btirgluily thut
I intended to commit was again frustrated
by you. I tried again and again, and was
always met by yourself or your shadow
bauuting mo wherever I went or done.
NV,7, I am disgusted with you and thicv
ingin ge2cral,theicforo I eendyou, through
tho bearer, K.'l my tools, being a selection
that many a nioucra cracksman would be
proud to possess. You will find tools
thero that will open n. money drawer, a
chest, a trunk; tools thatVTll open or burst
au iron door; tools that will raise a scuttle
or go through a bric k wall; aud, ugain,
tools that will burst any sale in tho coun
try. Yuu will find tiicre a good many
keys that will open any common lock, aud,
again, key for the most dillicuit locks. I
mako you a present of all, ami think you
the only man worthy to receive them, bo
cuusc, abide of all, 1 can only praise your
integrity, and :dmiro your ingenuity in
ferreting out a caso. I uevcr saw, or heard
of your equal,! can assure you. For my part
1 will try aud earn an honest living, aud
keep out ot your way.
Most respectfully yours,
An Old ufu'Endkh.
iVeto Yurk Irilwu; 2WA.
A ladv advertises in a
Glasgow paper
that she wants a gentleman
and tea."
for bleu k last
God by affliction, separates the sin he
hates so deadly from tbo soul that he loves
so dearly.
Not without a meaning do people come
forth to see men die. We stand in the
valley, they on tho hill-top, and on their
faces strikes the light of tho other world,
and from some feign or signal of theirs wo
attempt to discover or extract a laut ot
' what it is all alike.
Bces-A Swsrm of tho Injects Sattlo on
a Man' faoo A Dangerous Situation.
A correspondent of tho London Field
gives tho following interesting narrative .
T T..- icm cv 1 r
wu.,, ir. imiiii'nuü, a jarra-
er, residing at Rrooklands Farm. Wev-
bridge, ws dressing in order to attend tho
rent audit at Woburn House. IJefore put
ting on his coat, he perccivod from hi
window an unusually largo iwarm of bees,
filling tho air with their cloud and noise.
It was, in fact, us ho afterward ascertained,
two swarms that had come out of two dis
tinct hives, and. had united in the air. He
ran out in hi shirt sleeve, and without
bis hat, to sco wheio they would alight.
Tbo bees, after making some circles in the
air, led him off to tho bank of tho river
I Wey. Thinking that tho.bees might cross
jtho river, and pcihaps escape, ho adopted
a pian noi uncommon wiiu uco masters,
namely, that of throwing dust into tho
air among the bees. This often makes
them settle quickly, and this more so than
ho expected, for in a tdtort time the whole
of one of the largest swarms ho had ever
seen, settled upon his head, face and breast.
They hung down in front like a great
beard to tho bottom of his waistcoat. Had
lie not beon well accustomed to bees, and
perfectly collected, his 6 i t a a t i 0 tt would
have been a very dangerous one ; for, had
he at all irritated this mass of armed in
cccts, ha wouldno doubthavo received a
sufficient number of stings to havo placed
bis lifo in peril. Ho was obliged to close
his eyes slowly and to keep Ins mouth
thut. Then, in order to prevent their
entering his nostrils, which they endeavor
ed to do, ho slowly thrust ono hand
through tho mass and with his two furo
fingers managed to keep drawing and push
ing them away from his nostrils as they
tried to enter, ho breathing all the while
cs softly as possible. This was necessary,
as bees aro generally irritated by being
breathed upon. He then began to con
sider what course he should take. He
was some distance from his house, and no
ono near him, or within call. His first
thought was to walk slowly into the Ilivcr
Wey, and gently sink his bead under the
water and theu throw off the swarm. Dut
a moment's consideration dissuaded him
from that attempted remedy. Ho could
not have disengaged them al!, for many
were between hi neckcloth nod his skin,
and still moro wcio crawling down bis
buck. lie found that if he walked he
could not help disturbing . the hanging
mass, and that every little agitation, how
ever light, caused a hum and a hiss from
some thousand. He then remembered
the account given in Thorley's work on
bees of u swarm settling on the faco and
neck of a servant maid, who escaped un
hui tby the care and advico of her master.
It, w'tbont iriiUttni; the swarm, bavin?
hived it from fff her with a hivo well
smeared with honey. To avoid agitating
tho swarm, Mr. Simmonds slowly knelt
down on the gra?9 and remained 'perfectly
still. He then found a number of tbe bees
were gaiheiing in a mass under tho waist
band of hi trousers, in the hollow of his
back, to which cpot the others were draw-
ini;, indicatin; that tho nuecn was there.
Fearinir, therefore, that tho tightness of
tho waistband rendered tighter whenever
bo breathed might crush, or at any rate
irritatu this part of tho swarm, ho slowly
unbuttoned tbe fr.nt of his troupers.
It is not easy to concuivo moro help
less condition than that to which Mr, Sim
tnondi was now reduced. Ho, that was
tho master of forty hives, from which be
could usually levy what spoils ho pleaded,
killing his thousaud at his pleasuro with
a brin ttono match, was now so completely
in tho power of ono dtt.ichmcnt of hi own
army, und was reduced to tho most ruppli
ant position. Kvcn to call for help would
have been dangerous, us tho becs near hi
mouth would havo been irritated, and
would have probably entered his mouth.
At this motucut ho heard a railway train
on tho Chcrtscy Dranch Railway, from
which ho was about fll'iy yards. It for
tunately happened that the cnginodiivcr
was known to liui, und had a litilo com
mission from him to sound hi railway
whistle if bo saw any thing wrong uuiotig
his cows and hcrp.
This engine driver seeing M r. Simmonds
on his liiiccs, with 0110 nun extended u if
for help, und something odd bunging
from hi face, sounded hi uhii-tle. Thi
washe.rdby Mr. Simmonds, wil'o, who
supposed thut somo cow wu ill, scut her
sou and a farming man out into tbo field.
They soon found Mr. Simmonds in the
predicament above described. In addition
to the hanging ma.s, thero was a clou 1 of
bees Mill flying around him, to thut to
approach him was not tho most agreeable
oilico. However, thoy came near enough
to lreur him speak, which ho did very
gently, merely paying, "bring a bushels
hive, well rubbed with honey, und some
bricks "
While thev weic g-ung at the top cf their
speed for this, bo rvMiiaino 1 perfectly stiil.
Tho tickling of tbe btes' IV tt on his lace
was almost uuboarablo, and tho dinger of
irritating those that wcro down bis neck
and back was imminent.
Tho most dillicuit part ho had to per
form however, was that before mcntioucd,
of dissuadinir tho bee with tho cuds of
his two foro-fingers, from getting up bis
nostril. Theso bee were not in a good
humor, n ttay were breathed upon, and
olso deterred from doing as tl.ey pleaded,
and ono bee showed bis displeuro by
stinging Mr. Siiiimonds ut tho folk of his
two foro-fingers ; this was not pleasant ol
itself; but it was a serious occurrence, a
it might bo tbo prelude to a more cxtcm-ivo
attack. He avoided making any start
when ho was Btung, and continued to
push away as gently as possible thoso that
wero near bis nostril. This was tbo only
safe placo to breathe from, as it was neces
sary to keep his mouth pcifectly clorcd.
Uf course, the few minute that c ap; 1 be
foro the return of h'n son and the tcrvatit,
scorned a terribly Ions period lo Mr. Sim
monds, acd during tho whole of it bo re
mained cs motionless os o-tillo cn his
WHOLE NO. 282.
On their arrival, tho biro was placed
on three bricks, with Its mouth downward,
and Mr. fcsiinmouds slowly laid himself on
his breast on tho gr'ass, with bU head close
. . .1 - 1! MM . 1 . ... .
i mo wive. ine noncj aoon auracieu
i,M ., ,n . ,,,1 . tl
a How move
ment of the bees took place, till at lencth
tbo whole swarm gradually gathered iuclf
under and within tho hive, except a few
patches of bee, which in walking away,
Mr. Simmonds easily dit-engoged from hii
dress with hi hand, and msde them join
their companions. Mr. Simmonds thus
escaped from not only a disogrecable but
a perilous situation. It occupied two hours
from the time thnt the bee alighted on
their master, to the time of his release.
An Energeth Elcctiorvccrer.
"A story 1 Viif tS'ut the LohIjü
clul s of u candidata for a vacant scat in
Parliament. He was walking through the
streets of the borough with his attorney
when a neutral voter was pointed out.
Tho lcg.il adviser said that tho candidato
had better tacklo the voter at onco. "What
is hi profession? ' said tbe candidate. "I
am not suro," was tho reply, 'but I rather
think that ho is a trunk maker." "How
do you do how do you do, my dear sir?''
pays the candidate. "How very fortunate
that I have mode your acquaintance. Mrs.
X. has been traveling about a good deal
lately, and bus worn out her trunk. Plcts.1
make mo tbo very befct trunk that you
possibly can." l am much flattered by
your commands," aid the voter, ' but I am
not a trunk-maker. "O yes, you are,
says the candidate. ''No, indeed 1 am not,'
says the voter. ''Then pray vhat are
you?" pays the candidate. "If you plcat-e
sir, I am a coflln maker." "O, that will
do juntas well," paid Mr. X., tbe candidate.
"Pleuse, mako me a coflin, tbe very bct
you possibly can." The voter said,
'Please, sir, you are joking; now I don't
liko that." Mr. X., in reply, "Never was
more serious in my lifo." "Well ssys tbe
voter, "all is fair in tbe way of business.
Dut be good enough to give mo a written
order." 'Hy all manner of uitans," said
X., who at once gave him a written order.
About a week after a hearse with plume
and feathers drew up at a comlortublo
family mansion in one of tho London
parks, and out came a cofiln. The servants
were horrified, aud declined to take the
duik object indoors. Tbe undertaker was
inexorable. Mr. X. was at dinner; aud
being interrogated by bis servants, desired
tbo coffin to bo btought into tbe bouse.
''But where tdiall wo put it?" paid MrsX.
"Uuder the bed," said Mr. X. To this
Mrs. X. decidedly objected. Soon all tho
servants cumc and began to insiouato symp
toms of giving warning. They could not
think of abiding in a houso with a cofiin.
Mr. X. then ordered.it to bo taken to bis
chambers in the Temple. Ou ono of his
friends asking him what he had dune
with his cofiin, he admitted that he put a
w hole hct of voluminous law reports in it.
Tbe said candidato is likely to hear more
of ibis when begets omong his newly foim
ing acquaintance in the borough.
Petroleum V. Nasby.
The Indianapolis Journal gives US the
following information concerning tbo 2i
tinguifhed divine of tho Confederate Cross
'The bigropby of the distinguh
cd paMor cf tho church of tho noo
dipenhun," more lutcly appointed 'P.
M. i not ti matter of record. His name
is I). K. Locke, and ho is, nnd bus been
for some time, a resident of Ohio. He is
a ii inter and art. (ditor, commencing
his editorial career in tho publication of
The Jhitirm Journal, then the republican
pnp:t at Piudluy, O., at which villago be
cuiiimc :nccd hi Na-by' letters. If mem
ory terves correctly, he commenced thci-c
letters ubout tho Iuno J). JJ. Olds was rc
lwuned from tbo old Capitol, and endeavor
ed to inaugnruto a democratic thunh in
Ohio, hucko was a t-clf elected shepherd
of the chureh of tho "new diiqciiahuii.''
After his writings becamo publicly known
and appreciated, ho wu no. tutcd in tho
editorial conduct of 77ie lulnla Jiliule, up-
011 which juuriiül he is at procnt engaged.
He publitdiid hi fitt book in Indianapolis
performing the mnnuitl labor himself, in
what is now the ILrald office. At that
time bu never wrote bis letters, but went
to tbo 'eto' and Vet up,' impromj-t, Ihe
idea were niggeMed. His book i i-aid to
have bceu n constant ho 11 reo of amusement
to the late Prccidcnt, but ho much cannot
bo ullirmcd of their effect upon the prc.-cnl
incumbent of the Presidential chair. Mr.
Locke is engnged to lecture this w inter be
fore the young men's librury association,
and our people will have an opportunity of
forming a closer acquaintance with tho
person. He i of middle tue, rather ro-
bustuoiis in MZf, Lrignndi-h in appearance 1
I reo and cuy in social intercourse, and
constitutionally oppo.-ed to corporeal exer
tion. In common parlance, Petroleum V.
Nufby is a 'good fellow.'
A Beautiful Legend.
They tell a Mory that one day Rabbi
Judah and his brethren tnt in the court
on a feast day, disputing ubout rot. One
uid it was to havo attained Kutäcient rcbt,
vca without tin. The t-ccond said it hu
tj. it ;,,l !
fume und prui?ed of all men.
said it whs pot-cs.Mou of power to rule the,. n
.... 1 . . .. ru-or nn,) villi. ! tho I -i iL-: i-1 inland f-ra
Stato. That it must bo on)
iily in
the pjre ol
one who is rich, powerful, fumou
surrounded bv children's cl ildrcn. The
i UV
fifth said all i in vain, unless n man
the ritual of Moj-c. And Rabbi Jud
. a. m . t
the venerable, tho taliett ol the Drotlurs,
snid, "Yo have spoken wieoly, but one
thing more is necessary. He can only
find rest who to all things addeth this
ha kccDs tho tradition of the ciders."
no keeps ino iraumoii 01 iuiviuu. ;
There tat a fair hairc.l boy playing with i
liliei in hi lap, and bearing tho talk, ,
dropped them in astonishment from bis j
hatid-i, nnd looked up that boy of twelve
nnd said, "Nay, uny, fathers, he can on i
ly rest who loves hisbrothcr us himself,
and Ood with his whole heart and foul.
He is greater than fiine, wealth and pow-
Do rpr, (IS tin,) o len!fit-. .-1 1 S
Duo .(Ur, Iwo Inatrtio! I fr
Ob iu.r, (l,rt IbmmIoih ..... f '
AU ulicjuol I&hiUom, r r 1
Onsfulttian, tl.ii.--.ll qanrUr! fl II
rt f- ourtf t,f i.luiu 9
Ons-ti-fr gf euliiwn II OS
Ob-(uartr t.f a ulumn. J. M
Ob ighta of a eoluoio It tS
TriB'liot admtlitiiitiiu ibtsl j la all mm 1
ld fur Id auc.
I'dUm a rnlrulr Ilm U rrtB!
1 In, Ji trtliiit)ti iit t ut'.liJ kill f.
ilot od cht J enor Jieglj.
1 1 ! - .. ,A
cr; happier than a happy hon e without it;
letter than honored tge; h is a law ts
himself abovo all iradiiiuti."
A Shocking Tragedy.
A Vienua correspondent relate the fol
lowing story of a shocking affair that las
but j encd 111 that city :
lou will remember tho lorrible trojrtd
that took place bete oino months s.ko,
when a whole family wns murdeiid by the
wretched father. A like tragedy has
agaiu taken place; aud hat excites both
tympathy and boiror ou icdiu lb par
ticulnrs, i the tuet that youtii- and iuno
cent children er in this, us in tbefurmir
ora case,
the victims. IV
is th
10 name of tbe perpetrator cf tit IiLüi'.
ful deed, bor a long lime he had I tea
out cf employment, au 1 though jtvLui.ed
occupation he obtained none." r -
Starvation was beforo bitu, aud the utter
hopelcminos of providing f,r his wife and
children made bitu resolve to tako their'
lives and bis own. Tbe wife, who baa
curvifci the effects of the pot. on, vitas
the following accounts of what took plscc.
Her husband returned homo in the cren
ing more cheerful than usual, paying," Vou
like punch, dear Emily. We hivertidur
cd enough till now, and to day we will Le
merry." Ho then prepared the uneh
which he had brought home with him,
and they all put arouud tho table to enjoy
it -I ii wile, himself andihetwo boY.Kriitt
and Francis, the former tight, the Uitrr
ten years old. The tbildteu went tu beJ,
and tbe mother remuiucd in tbe room
bere her baby, eight months old, lay.
"llaidly bad I been some minutes in
tbo baby's room," so relates the mother,
"when i heard a choking nni.-e in that
one wbero my boys were Ou cn'ering I
saw foam round tbemouih of ihe younger,
lacked him what ailed him. My buxband
thereupon answered, 'There .is nothing
tbo ma'tcr." However I went to the child
bed, and rry husband exclaimed in a
strango voice. "Don't trouble youri-elf -it
is too lato he mutt die!" Thinking it
was a joke, I answereJ, 'Do not utter such
nonscnte.' Hut he with a dreadful scriius
ncsM, raid, 'It is all oer with them nnd with
us too ' My but band then took op a plat-s
filled with beer, in which was tbe poion,
and sai l to me, 'Kmily, will you die with
me? Full of fright, I exclaimed, 'Do
not say such thing.' On which be said
Vcs, my wife, I tun not live longer, t
have been deceived long enough-die with
me.' I repliedNo. I w ill not t will not en
danger my toul.' And while I ppcle, he
took up tL glass, put it to bis mouth, and
drank it. 1 bad my lUtlo baby on my arm.
which hindered my movements; still I tried
to knock the glass out of bis latd, but
could not. I saw my dead hubini and
dead children before me, and what hap
pened after l do Lot know.'
Yhn the people of the house heard tbe
womau'a try, they hastened to tbe room.
The father lay with one foot on tbe bei
and the other hanging from it. He Hunt
have sunk back w hile in the act of undress
ing. Doeide him lsy bis elder boy, who bad
evidently died without a pang. Oa the
other bed was tho younger son, whose
death struggle the mother had heard. Hei
too, had quitted this lifo without f ain.
Tho poor widow and iufant have found
warm sympathy.
The landlord has provided for them
with kind care, and the inhabitants of the
neighborhood have all brought their cod
tiibutions to aid the pcnnilcta mother aod
her child. Thirty kreuzcrs (Mipencc)
were found iu the dead man's pocket and
all his wife was in po-o-cKMon of was tba
sum of one penny, Pa.q'i i peems to have
flan'ncd his deed some time beforehand,
lis widow remembers to have seen htt
htoband brii g home a bottle aud conceal
it carefully in a drawer.
A .Curious Csko--A Fish Core in a Man!
Neck fcr Twenty Years.
A few das it to a laboiing man, wh
work in Woodruff's planter mil), Id this
city, called uprn cue cf cur puigeons for
tho purporo if huing a tumor upon tbe
neck, jut uol r the aneje of l he jaw bone,
removed. Tin tumor was about tho in
of a largo hon' :'. nnd bad bom thcie
about ten years. Afu r getting a hUtory
of tbo niM llio mrgt'on MipeclcJ that
the tumor bad been mciMonoi by somd
foreign HibMuncc uch us n boni. Isforts
utteuiptiu to 11 lU'jve the tumor it was iai t
open, snd a ü.-h bono, about tlncc quar
ter J of an inch lorg, and an eighth of au
inch iu diameter, of regular shape, waa
discovered und removed. The patient had
attempted to swallow this bone over twf n
ty years uu'o, but it bad lodged in his
throat, occuMoniiig more ur lc Jroubl
ever hittco. Naluru had attempted t it--move
it, but bad failed, as tho bone had
traveled through the link about Uu inch,
in a direction outwaid htid i!o iiward,
where it becamo encysted und remained.
The tumor has time been removed, and
the patient is doin? well, and ulteuding
to hi daily labor, hfccms s.imigo tbol
a foreign subtjnoe could remain lou
imbedded in the flh without decaying;
but Nature prevented this l y en loping
it iu a cynlio membrane. Joixjr Aiju.
The rea(cst cave in tbe world I in
Kentucky; the greatest rier and the l.irg-
lie world i L.ike Superior; the greatest
nun uf folid iron is the iron mountain t f
.Mi'?outi; the Fall of Nixgaru is the great
est cataract in t Le world; Chicago is tbe
largest grain pt-tt and lumber nwikcf;
New Yotk has the lar'Cbt aqueduct in Ilm
woild. while Pennsylvania contains tbe
lartet deposits of anthracite, and lllit.oi
toe crr;itrt extent ol iiiumu.ous com
L-rratr-t extent ot liluminous cou
, ,
Gy1J ' tLc UüW Wür,J-
Man i like a Hiowball. Lave bitu
tying in id!cr.c?s tgaitut the ruuny
face of prosperity, no I nil li e good
that is in him melts like fresh lulter Iti
dgs days; tut kick him around, and 1.
gathers sttcngth st trry rcwdutivn,,

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