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May be found at his Office at the Drug Store, or at his residence on Ptitmau Sreet, lormerly occupied by A. K. Peekhnu E-q. DENTISTRY." . -A'-;.- j OR, L T. BT'RXS h;is permanently located in TunkhttKnock borough, m i respectfully tenders hi* professional Mcvice to its cilitCßS- Office on second door, formerly occupied fcy Dr. uilrnan. v6ndGtf. PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE, ANL) OEUAIMEEFTA.!. PAI3VTIKIG, 'Jiy }r. HUG Eh, Artist. Rooms over the Wyoming National bank,in Stark's Brick Block, TUNKHANNOCK, PA. Life-sire Portraits painted from Amheotypes or Photographs-Photographs Painted in OilCilors Allorders for paintings executed according to or der.or mi charge made. tir Instrnrtions given in Drawing. Sketching, j Portrait and Landscape Painting, in Oil or water \ Colors, and in all branches of the ait, Tunk , July 3!, '(j7 -vgoSO-tf. NEW TAILORJNS SHOP The Subscriber having had a sixteen years prac tical experience in cutting and making clothing, now offers bis services in this line to the citizens of ! SICHOLSON AND vicinity. Those wishing to get Fits will find his shop the ; place to get them. JOEL, R, SMITH -nSO-6mos BOLTON HOUSED HAHRISni'ITD, HENNA. The undersigned having lately purchased the " BL'EHLEK HOUSE " property, has already com menced such alterations and improvements as will render this old and ,>pulnr House equal, if not supe rior, to any Hotel in the City of Harrisburg. A continuance of the public patronage is refpect fully solicited. GEO. J. BOLTON WALL'S HOTEL, LATE AMERICAN HOUSE, ru N Kll A\ T NOCK, WYOMISGCO .PA THIS establishment has recently been refitted an furnished in the latest style Every attention will be given to the comfort and convenience of those who patronize the House T. B WALL. Owner and Proprietor . Tunkhannock, September 11, IS6I. MEANS' HOTEL. TOWAIMDA, PA. r. B- BARTLET, -(LATE of "BRAINARO HOUSE, ELUIKA, N Y. PROPRIETOR. The MEANS HOTEL, i-<ine of tne LARGEST and BEST ARRANGED Houses in the country —It is fitted up in the most modern and improved style, and no pains are spared to make it a pleasant and agreeable Hopping-place (or all, v 3, n2l, ly. NORTH BRANCH HOTEL. .MESHOPPKN, WYOMING COUNTY, J'A AY in. If. (,'ORTRIGHT, Prop'r HAVING resumed the proprietorship of the above Hotel, the undersigned will spare no efforts lender the bouse an agreeable place ol sojourn to all who may favor it with their custom. Win H. COttTRIGHT. Jme, 3rd, rot TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING CO., PA. -WEDNESDAY, OCT, 2. 1867. MIIEIL & BAIIATYIE'S CDLIMI A LARGE STOCK OF SPRING GOODS, JUST RECEIVED AND % For Sale CHEAP, ALL KINDS OF I Produce TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS I AT BUNNELL & BANNATYNK'S Tunkhannock, Pa. bnl 1. THE DYING WIFE'S APPEAL. The following beautilul lines were placed in ft scrap book of a now deceased wife about a week be fore her demise. How beautiful and touching they are under the cir.-umstances She expected when placing them in the book to live but a short time : Come near me, let me lay my hand Once more upon tby brow, And let me whisper in thine ear Love's last and fondest vow. The lips that breathe these trembling words, When they lie cold in death, And thy dear cheek can feel no more Their warm and loving breath. 1 go from tbee ; God only knows How I have longed to stay- How I have shuddered thus to tread The long and shadowed way. Faith tells me that I soon must know The joys the blessed find, And yet I falter, while 1 cast A lingering look behiad, I saw thee bowed before me here, In bitterness and tears ; But I can leave tbee something still, To light thy weary years ; Youu; tender forms will cling to thee, Perhaps will mi;s my tone, And though they may not share thy grief, Thou will not feel alone. Fol 1 them closer to thy hreast. And soothe their childish woe, And cheer the many lonely hours The motherless must know. The world, with all its hopes and joys, Will sometimes make the glad ; But they must linger round the hearth Still desolate and sad And 0, when time shall call thy grief, Perchance the hour may come When thou wilt win another form To share thy heart and home— When thou wilt welcome to thy board A younger, fairer face, Ar.d bid thy children smile on her, Who takes thy moiLer's place. But think not eoull I speak to thee, That I would frown or blame, Though they should love the stronger one, And call her by my name, For they will speak to thee of me, My memory is their trust; A word, a smile, a look like mi*# Will call me from the dust, -U 1 • Yet make my grave no place of tears, But let the dear ones biing To their mother's lonely borne, The bloss >ms of the spring ; And there thou too inay'st kneel, And softly press the earth That covers her, whose face once gave A brightness to tby hearth. Then will the forms of early yean Steal softly to thy side. And for an hour thou can'st forget Thou hast another bride, The may be all tby heart can ask, So dear, so true to thee. But 0, the spring time of thy love, Its freshness was for me: May she be blest, who comforts thee, And with a gentle hand Still guide our little trembling ones, Who mske our household band. She caziDot know the tenderness That fills their mother's breast, But she can love them for tby sake, And make thee more than blest. The Radicals tell the bondholders that if the present Rump Congress is not a lawful Congress, their bonds are worth less. No government bonds were issued by either ltuinp No. 1 or No. 2, (common ly called thirty-ninth and fortieth Con gresses,) consequently government bonds do not depend lor validity upon the lawful character of those bodies. Whilst the Southern States representatives remained out of Congress by t/oeir own act, the re maining members constituted a lawful Congress; bur, when the war terminated, and the recovered States presented lawful ly-elected and loyal representatives, and those representatives were unlawfully ex cluded by the Radical majority in Con gress terminated and the unlawful Rump began. Bondholders will bear this im portant fact in mind. PAYING DEBTS —One of our religious exchanges has the following strong re marks on this subject: "Men may sophis ticate as they please. They can never make it right, and all the universe cannot make it right for thein to pay their debts. There is a sin in this neglect as deserving church discipline as stealing or false swearing. He who violates his promise to pay or withholds the payment of a debt, when it is in his power to meet the engage ment, ought to feel that in the sight of all honest men be is a swindler. Religion may be a very comfortable cloak under which to hide ; but if religion does not mak a man deal justly it is not worth having." A WOMAN'S INFLUENCE.—A scnsibl e affectionate, refined, practical woman makes a man's nature all the stronger by making it more tender—puts new heart into ail its strivings—and gives dignity to his prosperity, and comfort to bis adversi ty. Every true life wields L still greater power when it feels a living heart drawing it with irresistible force iuto every posi tion of duty Never rvjoice in the misfortunes of others—the clouds may be raising which will overshadow yotr own prospects. • To Speak his Thought* is Every Freeman's Bight. " JIM WOLF AND THE TOM CATS. Here is one of Mark Twain's good sto ries. He knows how to mske the reader laugh, and if the following does not pro voke a smile, it is because there is no mirth in mankind during the hot weather. I knew bv the sympathetic glow upon his bald head—l knew by tbe thoughtful look upon his face—l knew by the emotional flush upon the strawberry on the end of the old free liver's nose, that Simon W hee ler's memory was busy with the olden time. And so I prepared to faave, be cause all these were reminiscence —signs that he was going to be delivered of an other of his tiresome peisonal experience —but I was too slow ;he got the start of me. As nearly as I can recollect, the in fliction was couched in tbe following lan gnage: "We were all boys, then, and I didn't care for nothing, and didn't have no troub les, and didn't worry about nothing only how to shirk school and keep up a revivin' state of devilment all the time. Thish yar Jim Wolf I was talkin' about, was the prentice, and he was the best hearted fel ler, he was, and the most forgivin' and on selfish I ever see--well there couldn't be a more bullicr boy than what he was, take him how you would; and sorry enough I wa when I seen him for the last time. "Mc and Harry was always pestering lwm and plastering hoss-hills on his back and putting bumble bees in his bed, and so on, jnd sometimes, we'd crowd in and bunk with him, noi'standing his growling, and ihen we'd let on to get mad and fight acrost him, so as to keep liira stirred up like. He was nineteen, he was, and long aud lank, and bashful, and wc was fifteen and sixteen, and tolerably lazy and worth less. "So that night, you know, that my sister Mary give the candy piillin , they started us off to bed early, so as the company would have full swing, and we rung in on Jim to have some fun. "Our winder looked onto the roof of the ell, and about ten o'clock a couple of old torn cats got to rarin' and chargin' around on it and carryin' on like sin. There was four inches of snow on the root, and it was frozen so that there was a right smart crust of ice on it, and the moon was shin ing bright, and we could see them cats like davlight. First they'd stand off and e-yow vow, just the same as if they was a cussin' one another, you know, and JOW up their backs and push up their tail®, and swell around and spit, and then all )f a sudden the gray cat held snatch a handful of fur out of the yaller cat's ham, and spin her around, like a button on a barn door. But the yaller cat was game, and he'd come and'clinch, and the way they'd gong?, and bite, and howl; and the way they d make the fur fly was powerful "Well, Jim got disgusted wth the row, and 'lowed hr'd climb out there and shake them otFn that roof. He hadn't really no notion of doin' it, likely, but ve everlast in'ly dogged him, and bully ragged him, and 'towed he'd always bragged how he wouldn't take a dare, and so on, till bune by he histed up the winder, and lo! and behold you, he went —went exactly as he was—nothin 1 on but a shirt, and it was short. But you ought to have seen bim ! You ought to see him creeping over that ice, and diggin' his toe nails and finger naiis in for to keep from slippin'; and above all, you ought to seen that shirt a flappin' in the wind, and them long, ridic ulous shanks of his'n a gliste Jn' in the moonlight. "Them company folks was down there under the eaves, the whole squad of 'era under that ornery shed of old dead Waalin' ton Bower vines—all settin' round about twoaozen snssers of hot canly, which thev'd sot in the snow to cool. And they was laugbin' and talkin' lively ; but bless von they didn't know nothin 'bout the panorama that was goin' on cer their heads. Well, Sim he went a sreakin' and neakin' up, unbeknown to them torn cats, they was a swiskin' their tails and yow i yowin' and threatenin' to clinch, you know and not payin' any attention—He went a ! sneakin' right np to the comb of the roof, ! till he was in a foot'n' a half of 'em, and all of a sndden he made a grab for the yal ler cat! Bot by Gosh he missed fire and slipt his hair, and his heels flew up and he flopped on his back and shot off that roof like a dart—went a smasbia' ' ffnd a ! crashin' down through them dd rusty vines and landed right in the dead centre j l of all them comp'ny people—sot down j | like a yearlhquake in them two dozen sas j sers of red hot candy Hnd let otf a howl that was hark Irom the torn! 1 Them ! girls—well they felt you kno#. They ! he wern't dressed for comp'ny, and so they 1 left. All done in a second ; it was just j one little war whoop, and a wisk of their ; dresses, and blame the wench of 'em was ; in sight any where! "Jim he was a sight He was covered with that bilin' hot molasses candy clean down to his heels, and bad more blasted sassers hangin' to him than if he was an Injin princess—and he come a prancin' up stairs fust a whoopin' and a cussin,' and every jump lie shrd some china, and every ; squirm he fetched he dripped some candy ! "And blistered! Why, bless your soul that poor creter couldn't really set down comfortable for as much as four weeks." — Most men seem to consider their school; learning as if it were like a tadpole s tail meant to drop off as soon as the owner comes to full growth. i •- M ! Who ever felt the breath from the Inngs of a chest of drawers. DID THE? DO Tit Did not the Radical Congress increase yonrtaxwil Did not the Radioal Congress exempt the rich man's bonds? Did not the Radical Congress give to the New England Manufacturers a high protective tariff by whieh you are made to pay double the usual price on all you wear? Did not the Rabical Congress increase tbe wages of its members ! , Did not the Radical Congress iistolve the Union for which our brave soldiers fought ? Did not the Congress establish a milita ry despotism over the south ? Did it not disfranchise the white men of the South and enfranchise the negroes? Did it not establish a bureau for the , benefit of the blacks? . '|J Did you not pay high taxes for Radical politics r Are these reasons why you should vote the Radical ticket ? If not we will add a few more reasons,! and will then see if you can reject tbe moral party. Have we not a foolish liquor law upon our statute book that ought to be repealed ] and a good lieense law enacted in its place ? Did not the Radicals want to ballot the word "white" from our State Constitution, and to piacc tbe negro upon an equality with you ? Will you still contend that you can not vote Radical after answering plainly and correctly these questions? Is it not glorious to serve a party that can do all these things and go free i GRANT TOLD THE TRUTH. "When General Grant on the 18th of December, 1865, made hit memorable re port to tbe President on the condition of the South, he said, and said truly, of the Southern people : "The mass of thinking men of the South acc 'pt the present situation of the affairs in good faith. The questions which have heretofore divided the sentiments of the people of the two sections—slavery and State rights or the right of a State to se cede fruin the Ut iin—they regard as hav ing been settled forever by the highest tribunal —arms —that men resort to." Undoubtedly the Southern people acted 'in good faith.' They do not deal in Pu ritanical hypocrisy. Thev say what they mean, and mean what they sav. Grant was right, and he wrote it two years ago, and those States seem as far removed from becoming States in the Union as they were then. Tbe Rump Congress continues its rule of despotism over those States. Person and property are not safe. There is no security oflaw, and business con inues paralyzed. The Fort Lafayette party, with its lit tle bell, still rules! Notwithstanding this, the Southern peo ple prefer this military despotism to mis erable negro mob rule. 'Reconstruction,' io the minds of the Radical leaders, means giving all political power in those States ir.to the hands of tbe negroes there, and to disfranchise the white people. Once establish this condi tion of things, and poverty and degrada tion will prevail in that favored clime ; for the best, the intelligent people of the South will abandon their homes and seek safety in other sections. THE CHICAGO PLATFORM, "FIGHTING FOR THE NIGGER." AC.— YV hen the Dem ocratic National Convention which nomi nated McClellan for President in 1864 re solved at Chicago that the country bad had "four years of failure to restoro the Union by tbe experiment of war," our Radical friends a great many charges upon the declaration, and persuaded themselves and others that it was not true. Also, when Democrats charged upon the admin istration of the late and lamented Mr. Lin colu that it prostituted the war into an ab olition crnsado and waa compelling ouc soldiers to "tighi for the nigger," our Rad ical friends waxed indignant and denied the soft impeachment with various indig nation. Time has passed and we are now near another Presidential election, bot the war goes on—it is still a "failure to restore the Union;" and if anybody can see any thing the. soldiers have fought for except the "nigger" we would feel greatly obliged to have the object pointed out.— Pitttbary Republic. f , SOLDIERS OF tni WAR OF 1812—PEN SION TAEEN AWAT.—Among the objec tionable laws passed by the Radical Legis lature of last winter, there was none more hi-artless and cruel than the one repealing the Act of Assembly allowing s pension of forty dollars , annually, to the soldiers of the War ot 1812. While scores of use less officers receiving pay at the rate of SB,OO a d -iy, thronged the halls of the Legislature, this mere pittance was taken from the old soldier or his widow ; and in many instances, as it certainly was in one within onr knowledge, it waa the onfv means of sugport. Let the soldiers of I 1812. and their friends remember this great outrage when tby go to the polla ! on the Btb of October. 6T Why not pav the bonds off in Green barks ? If they are good enohgh to pay j widows for their husbands, childless pa ! rents foi their children, orphans for their fathers, maimed soldiers for their lost ("limbs, heirs for tbe lileblood of tbe raur | dered soldiers, surely Bondholders should not refuse to receive them to payment for i bonds. | SIGNS FOR HANDKERCHIEF FLIRTS | frionj.—Drawing acj-os? the lip—Desi rous 'of' petting Mcq nainted. Drawing across tbe yes—l am fOirr. Taking by centre—You are too willing., Dropping—we will be friends. * Twirjtng in both hands— . * Drawing across the cheek —I love you. Drawing through the hands—l hate you. Letting it rest on the right cheek—Yes. I>.uing it rqst cheek —No* / Twirling in left hand—l wish to get j I rid of yon, Twisting in right hand-*! loe another. Folding it—l wish to speak With you Over the shoulder—Follow mo. Opposite corners in both hands—Wait Tor me. Drawing across the forehead—We are watched. Discing od right ear—You ha*e chang ! *d- Placing on left ear—l have a message | for you. /j j";'. , . | Letting it remain on the eyes—You are cruel j Winding round fore-finger—l ana en gaged. Winding round third finger—l am roar- I ried. I N. B.—Practice makes pet feet. HOLD ON, BOTS.—HoId on to your tongue when you are just ready to swear, or lie, or speak harshly, or use any im proper word. j Hold on to your hand when you are about to strike, steal or do any improper set. Hold on to your foot when you are on tbe point of kicking, running away j from study, or pursuing the path of error, shame or crime. Hold on to your temper when you sre angry, excited, or imposed upon, or others are angry about you. Hold on to your heart, when evil per sons se<k your company, and invite you to join their games, mirth or revelry. Hold on to your name at all times, for it is more valuable to yon than gold, high places, or fashionable attire. , Hold on to tbe truth, for it will serve you well, and do you good through all eternity. Hold on to your virtue—it is above all price to you in ail lime* and places. Hold on to your good character, for it is and always will be your best wealth, A SECRET WOP.TH KNOWING.—An able writer gives utterance to the following valuable secret: "Looking forward to enjoyment don't pay. For what I know of it, I would as soon chase butterflies fbr a living, or bot tie moonshine for a cloudy night. The. only way to be happy is to lake the drops of happiness as God gives them to us ev ery day of our lives. The boy must learn to be happy while be is learning bis trade ; the merchant while he is making his for tune. If he fails to learn the art, he will be sure to miss his enjoyment when he gains what he has sighed for," Sensible and true. THE ART OF BEING POLITE.—First and foremost, don't TRT to be polite—lt will spoil all. If you keep overwhelmiug your guests with ostentatious entreaties to make them selves at home, they Mvili very soon wi9h they were there. Let them find out that you are happy to seetbem by your actions not by your words. Alway remember to let bashful people alone at "first, as it is the only way to set them at their ease. Trying to draw them out has sometimes tbe contrary effedt of DELVING them out—out of the house. Leading the conversation is a dangerous experiment. Better follow in its wake, and if you want to endear yourself to talk ers, learn to LISTEN well. Never make fuss about scything; never talk about yourself; and al vays preserve perfect composure, no matter what solecisms or, blunders others may commit. Remembei it is a very foolish proceeding to lament that you cannot offer to your guests a bet ter honse, furniture or viands. It is fair to presume that the visits are to you—not to these surroundings. Give people a pleasant impression of themselves, and they will be pretty sure to go away with a pleasant impression of your qualities.— On just such slender wheels as these the whole fabric of society turns. It is our business then to keep them in perfect re volving order. —[Life Illustrated. Garlic came from Sicily, where, for my part, I wish it had stayed. Beans blossomed first within sight of embryo mummies, in the land of the Sphynx ; aud the egg plant first laid its glossy treasures under the African sun, and Sonlhern Eu rope gave the artichoke and the beet. To Persia, we stand indebted for peaches walnuts mulberries, and necessities; to Arabia we owe the cultivation of spinach, and to Southern Europe we must bow in tearful gratitude for the horse radish. At Siberia the victims of modern intemper ance may shake their locks forever—for from )hat cold, unsocial land came rye, the father of the great fire water rirer which has floated so many jolly souls on its treacherous tid*>s, and engulfed so much of humanity's treasure. The chestnut, dear to squirrels and young America, first dropped its burrs on Italian soil. Remember that the time to vote out RsdkMliam is close at hand. TERMS, $2.00 Per. AJTNT7M, in Advance. S&SE anil fltjutiiitst. Forget tod forgive i* the good DU'I re venge. Why ceo yon keep fruit better by canning it then thy other way ? Because yoweaa 1 If a bottle of gioger-pop weigh* one pmnd 9 and a half, how much will your grand*pop. weigh 1 If a man waits patiently while a woman la' "putting lief thing* on." or "shopping," br will make a good husband. "Ah . Pat," aaid a discontented hod earrier l "don't take up this mode of life, it baa 100 many upland downs in it." It mar be polite sometimes to seem ignor* ant; nevertheless be wise- Many seem to be wise, wbo are, in reality, extremely ignor ant" s'.. i — ■■:-), t "Pa, are cannibals people that live on oth er folks ?"."Yes my dear." "Then, pa, IJo cle George must be a cannibal, fur ma sgys he's always living on somebody." , i' Men hive an average of thirty poanda of blood in their frames, and two hundred and forty-eight bones. Women have the same number, not including whale bones. A Quaker lady recently explained to her new domestic that wash day came on every Second Day. The girl left in high dudgeon. She did'nt go to washing every other day ! A yoong man in this vicinity ha* commen ced s'udying German by drinking lager. It is hard to tell whether the rudiments will master bim or be the rudiments. A stomp orator declared that be knew no North, no Sou th, no East, no West. "Then," said a hyatander, 'go to acbool aDd leam geography." Theodore Parker aptly compared some who grow suddenly rich to cabbages growiDg in a bed. They smother the violets, but, after ill are nothing but cabbage beads. h Ven yon're a married man Sammy you'tt" understand how : but vether its vorth vile to 1 go through to much to learn so little as the charily boy said ven he got to the eod of the alphabet, is a matter of taste." _ "My #on," siid elder Spriggles to Spriggles junior, thinking to enlighten the boy on the propagation of the hon species—"my son, do you know that chickens come out of eggs V' "Do tbcy ?" said Spriggles juuior, as he lick ed bis plate ; "I thought eggs come out of chickens." Thus ended the first lesson. If your afflictions are sanctified, it is un reasonable to murmur against Ood, because you smart an der His rod, as it wonld be to accuse your dearest friend of cruelty, because be strained your arm to snatch you from the fall of a houae. or wall, which he saw waa ready to crush,tod overwhelm you in ..it* ruins. WHITE PEOPLE OF COLOR.—TWO darkies met the other day, one rather more refined than the other : '•Good morning nigger. '•You musn't say so, for we ars not niggers now." "What am we, den 7" "Why sura, we are white people of col or." A DRUNIIRB'S WILL.—I leave to society* ruined character, a.wretched example, and a memory that will soon rot, I leave to my parents during the rest of their lives ss much sorrow as humanity, in a feeble and decrepit condition can sustain. I leave to tny brothers and sisters ss much mortification and injury as I could bring on them. I leave to my wife a broken heart, a life of wretchedness aod shame, to weep over my premature death. I give and bequeath to each of my children ignorance, and low character and the remem brance that their father waa a low brute. ON MOSQUITOES—JU sh Billings thus ex presses himself on the mosquitoes: "We are told that there wasn't anything mads in vain this is sometimes the so, but 1 have thought the time spent in manufakturing musketoze more than wasted, if the musketoze don't.— How they were put together I never could tell ; and there is one commercial peculiarity about the musketeer trade—the supply al ways exceeds the demand, and yet the pro* duction ia not diminished. I kant under stand this, nohow.—They are born of poor but industrious parents, and are brought up with great care under the auspices of some of jour best families. They have also consum | mate courage. 1 have known * musketeer to fit# a man and bis wife all aits long end draw ' the first blood. Uis very easy to kill mus ketoze, when you can. But in striking at them, you are very apt to hit the exact place where they reoeotly was. Tbey are cheer ful liltio rascals, singing as tbey toil. *3T gnqaojiqa JOJ jqe (JNOOXIRR NO. 9.