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POINT PLEASANT, MASON COUNTY, WEST. VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25.1885.
VOL, XXIII. NO. M VHYUOXAHB. A. It. BABBEE, n. D.. (Northwest Cor. 6th and iUin 8Ut) POINT PLEASANT, WK8TVA. Office hoars from 0 a. to. to 3 p. m. and B'to 10 p.m. [m*y8,-18ff. vn p7neale, m. d. Office at rtsiiitnoe.on Miln 8treet, Jut above-the Conrt House. Will attend promptly to all arils, -whether ilay or night When not professionally oii Kagecl. can always be found at hla ok ftST [Jan. 3,1888.. T\K. H.O. SHAW, PITtSlCIAN AND HVRQEON, Tendera hli professional tervlcea to the public. Calls promptly atlunded to. Of fice, cor. Main and Tnlid Street*, oppo site the old Presbyterian Church. tpW82. " TJR. L. P. CAMPBELL, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Tenders hit professional services to tlio ?is of Point Pleasant and vicinity.? afir~ - DB. T. 8. BBOWK, .DENTIST, (Shepard's Block, 2d St.,) GALLIPOLIS, 0., PERSONS living out ol the city can make engagements by mall. July4-ly. d. w. PETTY, Dentist, Point Pleasant ALL WORK WARRANTED PEICBS LOW. Comer 6th and Main, opposite C. II. dec, 10-Wy g Professiona Card. To It 'hum it Coneenu; All parties, irre spective of race, color, previous or pres ent condition, who aro Indebted, wheth er by note, account or otherwise, to tlio undersigned, or to the lata Arms ot Drs. Barbee A Neule, Drs. Barbce & McCtiue, Drs. Ilarbee A Fravel, anil Drs. Barbee & Stone, are once mors respectfully anil earnestly called upon to come forward on or before the first day of June, 1884, and pay amounts respectively due me, ax it is now positively my Intention to clow up my long outstanding business. Stern necewty, pecuniary pressure and embarrassment im/M-U me thus to call 111 ion old friends whom it has been my free off-hand will and pleasure- to serve in the past, and to wliom my profess ional services are now as freely tender ed, and my readiness ever to serve them in the future as In the past, just at this "accepted time" to givo evidence of proper appreciation of past favors anil services rendered, by all coming forward ami paying me by tlie time above pre scribed. Sineerelv, ANDREW I!. BARBEE, M. D., Point Pleasant, W. Va., April 23. attorneys. JOHN W. ENGLISH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Point Pleasant, W. Va., WILL practice in the County of Ma son; the Unites! Slates District Court for West Virginia, and in the Supreme Court of Appeals of this Stato. Ofliro In Court House. [jan 3,1883. W. It. GUNS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Point Pleasant, W. Va., WILL practice In the Courts of Mason County, the Supreme Court of Ap peals of West Virginia, and the United States District Court for this State.? Prompt attention given to the collection of claims. Office opposite Court Home. [jan 3,1883.* W. H. Touunsos. R.vnlis Wilhy, Jr TOMLXNSON & WI1BY, Attorneys at Law, POINT PLEASANT, W. VA., ~\\TILL practice in the Conuty of Ms VV son; the United States District Court for West Virginia, and in the Sup reme Court of Appeals. Prompt atten tion given to the collection of claims en trusted to them. t@FAlso Real Estate Agents. Lands bought and sold. Address, Point Pleasant, W. Va. ?pr20-ly. JOHN E. TIMMS, AUornty nl I/itc, Notary PuUie, Point Pleasant, W. Va., \T? ILL practico in the Counties of Ma VV sou and Putnam, and will attend promptly to all business entrusted to him janS, '83. JAS. H. COUCH, JR, AUornty at law and Notary Public, Point Pleasant, \V. Va., WILL practice in tho counties of Ma Bon and Putnam. All business will receivo prompt attention, [janll, 1883. JOHN U. MYERS, Attorney al Lair. WILL practice In the Courts of Ma son county. West Virginia, and in Meigs county, Ohio. Address al Ma son City, West Virginia, or l'omeroy, Ohio. may7-'M CHAS. W. PHELPS, Attorney at Late ami Notary Public, POINT PLEASANT, West Virginia. Office opposite Court House. maylMy PACKET TAKE Hew ifirl Allies. Ev ry WEDNESDAY, at 5 p. m. FOB CINCINNATI and Evry SUNDAY, at 2 a. m. FOR WHEELING ?AXI>? PITTSBURGH. nee.S-1882-tl. TIE OLD REHIRE. TOCK'S Tonsorlal Parlor, Pojkt Plkaiaht, W. Va DEF YING COMPETITK !! Cutting the Very Bottqm Out of Prices and Slashing the Very Lire Out of Values!!! THERE IS NO DULL TRADE WHERE LOW PRICES RULE. ARE LEADERS IN" LOW PRICES. Thoy know not the words, "Dull Trade." While many Merchants in oar lines of business arc complaining bitterly about their wonderfully quiet trade, wo can truthfully say that we are busy. Why? Because wo have earned tho confidence of the peo ple, by our honest, square dealings, truthful arguments and polite attentions. We hare opened tho eyes of the people, to how they Were being imposed upon by some of our unprincipled so-called mer ants, and will continue to do so in spite of the chagrin of our self-styled Boss Merchants. Beware! Tako care! Tho town is flooded With old and shop worn goods, which arc now oflered by certain un principled dealers, at, what they call, low prices. But we trust yon are aware of the fact that shop worn goods, ou which tho dust of years has accumulated, is equivalent to the average Point Pleasant street airt! and as such, of course, is too dear at any price. Self-interest will tell you to shun these places, and come to a place where none others but fresl Do you know why JORDAN don't ofter any OLD GOODS? - , 7? laces, and conie to a place where none others but fresli and seasonable _ *? | Simply be nevor carries any goods from one season to another, and this is the so-called "dust" and "dirt'-' ] goods arc ottered for sale. cause ho hasn't any. JORDi secret of his success. MR. IIENRY WOLFF, late with Mnorbrink, Cincinnati, is the CUTTER and has charge of our CUSTOM TAILORING DEPARTMENT. Wo take pride and pleasure in inviting you to como and inspect the linest display of Merchant Tailoring Goods cvor shown in this part of tho country. Our assortment embraces every now pattern and fabric. We shall make to measure and guarantee entire satisfaction and lit, elegant suits, overcoats and pants, at the lowest possible prices. GIVE US A TRIAL ORDER. GUIS JORDAN, Manager of NEW YORK CLOTHING HOUSE, Point Pleasant, W. Va. The Horses of the Great Desert. The Arabs of Sahara are very particular as to the color of their hornea. White is the color for princes, but does not stand heat. The black biings good fortune, but fears rocky grouud. The chestnut is the most attractive. If one tells you that he has seen a horse fly in the air, ask what color it was; if ho says "chestnut," bclievo him. (n a combat against a chestnut you must have a chestnut. The bay is the hardiest and most sober. If one tells you a horse has leaped to the bottom of a prccipice with out burling himself1, ask of what color ho was, and if he replies "bay," believe him. Bon Dyab, a renowned chief of the desert, hap pening one day to bo pursued by Saad el-Zenaty, turned to his sou and ar<ked: "What horses are in the front of the enemy?" "White horsos," replied the son. "It is well; let ui make for the sunny aide and they will melt away like butler." #ome time afterward Ben Dyab again turned to bis son and said: "What horses are in the front of the enom)?" "Black horses," cried his son. "It is well; let us make for stony ground and we shall have nothing to fear. They are the negroes of Soudan who cannot walk with bare feet upon the flints." lie changed his course and the black horses were speedily distan ced. A third time Ben Dyab asked: "And now what horses are in front of the enemy?" "Dark chestnuts and dark bays." "In that caso," said Ben Dyab, "strike out, my children, strike out, and give your horses the hoel, for these might perchance over take us had wo not given barely to ours all tho summer through." The Child. It should never be forgotten that the child somo day will be a free agent. If his wholo life now is strapped down and checkod of], and labeled with "orders" and warnings and "take notice" and throats of penalties, be may obey from fear and by force, but his will and his power of self-control are weakoned. Such a character is usually most helpless before temptations in af ter-life. Wo are too apt to over look tbo fact that it is not the present urgency that isof most im portance, after all; it is tho build ing up of character that is to be tho long, lasting result of today's battle, not the mero striking of the flag and surrender of the sword. In a cemetery in Franco, one reads: "Here lies Gabriclle, my adored' wife. She was an angel. Never shall I bo consoled forhor loss." On tho same stone: "Here lies Henrietta, my second wife. She was also an angel." A Trauip "fflio Xistook a Hash lloase for a Bantiuct Hall. He had been living on crusts and apple cores and the remains of free lunches for weokB, anil the , best bed he could scare up was a j box half-full of musty straw. He wus begging nickels of pedestrians yesterday when a geniloman took him into a restaurant and said to 1 the proprietor: ! "Here, give this man some sort of a uieul. I supposo ho will bo glad to fill up on most anything " When the waiter approached to take his order ihe tramp said: "Now, then, make me a nice piefco of toast, browned evenly on both sides, aud bring it hero with a quail on it. I want my beef steak rare-rare, mind you, and if you have any genuine Mocha coffee in the place you make mo a cup." The waiter went nff and brought in a glass of milk and some corn beef aud bread, and the man shor ed back and left the place with tho remark: "1 had an idea when I came in here that there wasn't any lone abou t this place. Some folks don't seem to know the dillerouce be tween a hash houso and a banquet hall." When the averago t American won't kick there is something about him that ought to be inves tigated. KIo Grande Politics. On election day a gentleman at Laredo, on tho Rio Grande, ob served a largo number of Mexicans in the town. "Where do all these Moxicans come from?" asked the stranger. '-From the other side of the riv er," replied a candidate. "What are they going to do over hore?" _ "Oh, they are going to bo voted." "What for?" "For a dollar apiece." "Why, that's outrageousl" "Yes, it is too high, but what can wo do about it? Our oppo nents, the reformers, have run up the prices on us. Before the reform party was organiied we could get all the Mexican votes wo needed, delivered at the polls, for fifty cents a head, but now tho lowest price iB a dollar a head, spot cash. I tell you, it takes money to be elected to office on tho Rio Grande."?Tti o< Sifting* He Could Tell by the Smell. A fastidious Austin dudo had hit hair ourled twice a woek. The tonsorial artist is not vdry particu lar, so tho youug man said: "I wish you would be a little particular with thoso curling irons. You should try them on a piece of papor first, and see if they are not loo hot." "I don't need to do that. I can altvayi tell by tfie moll of tho burnt hair when tho irons are too hoi." Why Mountain Air is Healthful. One of the best qualities of moun tain air, that which mnkes it so delightful to the weary denizens of plains, is its freshness, and the higher they go the fresher they find it. Swiss savants have ascer tained by observations made at sundry Alpine t-tations, that for every 143 metres of altitude the the summer temperature of their mountains diminishes one degree centigrade. Tho two great advantages of a mountain climate are the freshness of tho air and the intensity of the sun's action. The second of these influences, as touching the human organism, is noless important than the first, for the solar radiatiou penetrates our clothing, comes in contaot with the skin, and acts on thn blood. A few weeks' stay at a height of 3,000 4,000 feet above sea level brings back color to the pallid face and dyes the cheeks a healthy brown. Another peculiarity of mountain air is the relatively little moisture which it contains. As we go high er the humidity diminishes in a ratio more rapid than the pressure of the atmosphere. When we reach an altitude of 6,500 feet we have below us one-half of the total amount of vapor our atmosphere is estimated to contain. The hy grometric condition of the air at theso heights is subject to rapid changos. A fug, with its cold and damp, will often be dispersed in a few minutes.by a whiff of warjn air. Local causes may however, render some mountains moistor than uthers. For instance, the monks of the Great St. Bernard do not complain of the cold?that they can koep at bay?yet they sufler so much from rheumatism caussd by tho clouds that roll almost con stantly round the Hospice, that after a few years' service they are compelled to go down to the Mar tigny to recruit their health. But Mont Jou, from its position, is much expossed to the action of the south wind, which comes charged with moisture from tho north Ital in plains. Health must he sought at a lower altitude than 8,000 feet. ?London Times. A Daughter's Devotion. "No, George, our engagement must be broken. Father has failed, you know." "When did your father fail? I hadn't heard of it?" he said turning pale. "He failed yesterday, and is vory muoh prostrated in consequenoe. My whole timo must bo givon to bim now. He needs my undivided care and attention, and though it may break our hearts, George, we must part forever." "Noble girl," thought G.edrge, as ho hastily grasped his hat; and with his broken heart wont out iuto the night. flittin,? mway. " - round of triflel li busy day; looka and contra, > hotrno look fair. )? taking upon me a of a wnman'n care. hfldlih aorrowi, iln# the childlih heart pie song and tfory, I mother's art; #ar hone table, >K the meal away, i little errand# iljlit uf the day. pjjj|^y % And oft, wheq I am ready to murmur Tb?t llfe'is flitting away, With the self-iiame round of duties Billing each bu#y day, It couies to my spirit sweetly With the grace of a thought divine; "Yon are living, toiling for love's sake, And the loving should novar repine." y LOVE AND DUTY. It was a wild and rocky coast along which ran the path that led to the home of old Martin the Frere. At ordinary times the cottage would have possessed but little at tracted for a bold, stirring youth like Owen Glenn. But a visitor had of late brightened up its pre cincts?a young girl named Annis, named after the aged grandmother who dozed by the hearth through the long evening?, content to wateb the bright flames as they shot up from the broad fireplace, and per baps to see visitius of the past with her dim eyes. Dame Prere was a sharp-voiced, bustling woman, long past middle age, and not having the name of possessing a very sweet temper, but she had a soft place in her heart for granny, and it was to pleaso her that she had invited her pretty name-child to come and vifit them a few months. Annis was a tall, flight girl, as straight as a pine troe and graceful asafawn. Her yellow hair hung in perfect''mane of shining curls all about, per shoulder* and far down below her waist. . Imagine a sweat, innocent face, lighted with great lustrous dark eyes, and a red diouth almost al ways curving into smiles, and you have some idea of Annis. Most of Ihe young girls in Ihe vi cinity were buxom, merry lasses, with hair and eyes to match?both of intense blackness?and with more or leas of the hoyden in them. Their laughter was loud and hearty, and thoir ways more frolicsome than refined. So it isnotstrange that when this graceful, quiet stranger came among them, wilh her shy ways and blonde coloring, her swift changes of expression and nativo ease of manner, she was at once taken into the heart* of all the young peoplo in the neighborhood. It is a great mistake to think that one girl is sonBiblo to another roniden's beauty. Sometimes, to be sure, she may have a feeling of jealousy with regard to it when she is naturally of that disposition, but oftener she loves the object of her admiration all the more be cause she embodies that ideal which exists in every human soul to a greater or less degree. Owen Glenn had fallen head over heels in love at his first meeting with Annis, and bad not missed an opportunity of meeting her at the various rustic gatherings to which ho had been invited, and to-night he was going to teste his fate by telling Annis that he loved her, and ask if ho could hope for a re sponse to the ardent feeling with which he had boen inspired by her. Owon was not at all certain as to the success of hie suit, for there was another who ndmired Annis, and who was far above him in worldly station and weulth, and as Owen, in his freedom from vanity, also thought, in good looks and in other qualities calculated to win a girl's heart. Annis had rocoived the pleasant little courtesies and attentions of both In a way calculated to wound neither, though, as to that, it would have been an impossibility for her to be other than so sweet and gra cious as not to enkindle hope in each passionate young heart. Thus matters stand as Owen started from hia home to take tbo long and todious walk over cliffy, wbioh must be traversed before he could reach the cottage which shel tered the objeot of his love. It had been raining steadily all day long, and as night came on the wind had risen to a gale. But wrapped in hie waterproof cloak and lighted'on hir way by a lautoru, O.i en cured uot for the musv ue iii iiea, ana oreaioisg ft prayer for the_ wave toesed mari ner* far from home. Suddenly a dull, booming sound reached bia ear. It came from a seaward di but at first he kept 011 hi thinking: m.i'j. ' "This ii not the harbor, and every one who hai the Mighteet knowledge of the locality will be ?urc to avoid sb'oh* a dangerous coa*t; so it's no business of mine." Again the sound come, This time Owen stopped and listened. rectly against his' inclinations to give heed to it that with an impa tient "Pshaw!" he. started on. But he could not rid himself of it. It wasthis: "If a ship is' in peril and has lost her way the only thing that could save her would be a huge beacon lire to cast a light upon heniurroundings." To build a fire wonld be a work of time and of hard labor. To keep one up long enough to do any good would take hours of watchfulness, and he would have to abandon all hope of seeing An nis that evening. It was a hard struggle, but in clination proved to be made of a material which could not hold its own against his strong senso of duty. He gavo up all thought of the pleasant greeting he bad been liv ing opon in his heart all day long, and set himself to work to gather fuel for tho beacon fire. After several hurried journeys to the woodland, which lay a little distanco away, ho succeeded in ac cumulating a pile of branches and dry twigs, which he had raked put with bis hands from a deserted hut which stood nn the confines of the ticket, and had evidently been gathered together fqr some pnrposo; but under the circumstances Owen felt himself justified in taking it, as it would havo been almost im possible to have kindled a flame of green wood. Just as he succeedodln coax ling a splendid blaze into life, a voice cried: "Hallo! Glen, is that you? What in tho namo of wonder are you doing?" "I'm answering to a signal of distress, flarkl" as a dull sound came again from the sea. "Well, old fellow, I wish you joy of your post, and hope it'll do the good you expect. For my part I'm off for Martin's. I hear little An nis is going away to-morrow, and 1 don't waut to miss a sight of her beuining face to-night. It's bright andsweot enough to bo a mau's beacon light for al his life. Good bye, and good fortune attend your work. It's lucky all are not such selfi*h fellows as I am." It was as if a thousand fiends wore tugging for the mastery of Owen Glenn's heart as he listened to the rattling talk of tho gay, light-hearted youth. Should hegivo Robert this chance of seeing Annis, and of perhaps asking her to be his wife, during this very night while he stood and worked to do good, and in God's providence tried to be tho means of saving the lives of people who were nothing to him? Thus his thoughts ran over and over again, repeating themselves like the voices of mocking domonB, while outwardly he labored on as unremittingly as thougb.no influ ences of tho kind were at work, piling on fresh fuel fur the flames, or pushing some burning log into a bettor position, and in that way be won the victorv. Peaee succecded to the wlldstorra of agitation which had momenta rily threatened to engulf him. Thus the night wore through. With the morning camo a great calm. Ono would not have thought that tho sun-flockpd wavos which came leaping in, white-crested and tumultuous, to meet the stern har rier of rooks, and craw! up, up al most to their summits, could be augbt but playful in thoir force.? Ah! it is a treacherous beauty? tbat of the sea. Too tired to notice the beauty of the transition from storm to sun shine, Owen walked slowly home. His t?ork was done and he must rest. Lit# in tb? day he started out for a wallc. Ho waj in that miserable state of mind which oftentimes fol lows sume great exaltation of spirit. The thought that Annii bad gone away without hit seeing her again weighed upon hisudindfikoan un welcome Incubus. At the voice of Iiobort Hunter, rkP8wl that;, whal I regret abouin. 1m afraid I m dished id a certain di "What do yon mean?" ailed Owen, withtudden interest. "Why, if you believe it, I might just ai well have left my vixit un paid last night;, indeed, had far better have done ?o. Annie was so being a ship outride in distress that it waa ail 1 could do to prevail upon her not to /ace the storm and 'come and help,' as the raid; and she gave me some pretty hard rube, I can tell you, about my loaving you ulone to do 'the good work,' as the called it. I don't believe that Utile Annis will look at me Again without a thought in her mind of what I ought to hafe done and didn't" Such a tide of joy rushed through Owen Glenn's heart that he could hardly speak, and while he was struggling to hido his emotions Robert went on with bis revela tions, little realizing the effect of his words: "She's not going home to-day just on thit account. She told me. to tell you to come up and see her and tell her all about it. 1 wish it bad been my luck to make such a hit.' Women are great on any one who touches their feelings.? You ought to hnve seen her eyes snap and sparkle when she was lecturing me about not slaying to help you. I never saw her look so pretty. But, hallol what has come over you?'' For Owen was hurrying oS in the direction of the cliffs. Ab he wont Robert caught a look upon his face which told him more than Owen intended. He stood staring after bini, thinking to him self: "I see it all. My failure will be Owen's opportunity. Well, he's a good fellow, and as long as 1 can't hnve her what odds doeB it make? And I saw last night she cared no more for be than if I bad been a slick." When Annis caught sight of Owen approaching the cottage she ran out with an impulsive, -'Oh. how glad I am to see youl I do so want to tell you what I think of youl" Then she stopped short. Some ting in Owen's face filled her with con fusion. Bu t ou tstretched hands were already within bis clasp, and his low-murmured words of love were sounding in her ears: "I am as glad as you that I have done something to please you; fur ohl Annis, I love you eo dearly that I would do or dare anything for your sake." And then, she never knew how it came about, but his arms were about her and his kisses were upon her lips,' and she found that she loved him so well she was willing to promise to be bis wife when ever he should be able to earn enough to make a home for her. They were both young, and it would not be bard to wait, and they were so sure of one another's love. Tbo prospect was at first that several years must elapse before their marriage, but suddenly all was changed for them as if by magic. A letter came from abroad with in a twelve-month. It was ad dressed to the minister of the lit tle seaside village, and asked fcr information as to tbo person or persons who had kindled a beacon light in answer to a signal of dis tress from a sailing vessel on the night of?, giving the correct date and the time when Owen bad sao rificed inclination to the dictates of duty and of humanity. The light had saved a valuable cargo from being lost, and the wri ter proposed to give-balf of the pro ceeds to the parties who had been instrumental in the matter; also a modal was to b? struok off com I memorative of his gratitude that the lives of all on board'had been thus preserved to their families. Owen at once became tbe boast of the village; far when a man's fame has reached foreign countries his own townpeople are sure to re echo it. The wedding day wis set for the first anniversary of tbe evening wbon bis good fortune came to him in the guise of disappointment, and Robert Hunter was the first to congratulate tbe young couple. "Who'd have thought," he whis pered to Owen, "that tbe tables would havo been so turned? Truly, 'there's a tide in the affairs of men which, taken aMbft flood, leads on to fortune,' and you took it, my boy." wiion ne ient ana uvfla jiisi oul side the village. Brown ?u cur prised to see the stranger attired in a drew suit, with a silk bat, and a big diumond pin biasing on hii shirt front, and he inquired: ??Been to fuueral today?" "Why, blew you, no." "N?? 1 eee you hare got on your tyit clothes; are yon farming yetf'' "Farming? Well, 1 ihould say not. lam running a roller skating "Oh, ho's running a rink." "And your daughter Lite." "She is'skating tinde^r the ffiin< agement of Tim Jones in the Maine rinks." "And your wife." "She skipped out with Prof. Meechi?, an instructor whom I hired when I first opened the rink." "Ii Elder Longsermon preach ing here.itill." .... . "No; he resigned from the minis try and is now a rink instructor. "Who's preaching in the plaoe." "Nobody." "Nobody? What's the matter?" "Churoh turned into a skating rink." "You don't say so." "Yes, true as preaching." "Where's Bill Beck, the grocery man?" "He went out of business a year ago. He's got the ice cream stand down in my rink." "Pshawi Where's Aunt 8ally Bacon and Deacon Schultier?" "Why, dang i? all, they're trav eling around visiting rinks, doing the old man and woman act on skates. 1 tell you they're im mense." j "Say, Dan, what became of your old Shepherd dog, Cairo?'' "Darned if the dog didn't get the fever and oue day be sneaked in bohind the place where I kept | skates to hire, put pn a pair and rolled out on the floor just as nice as any human being, when all of a sudden his bind pair of skates got mixed up with his tail, which tripped him up and he fell back ward" and broke his neck." "Poor dog." "Gosh, I can't help crying when I think of biB sad and tragic end." "Is tbore anybody left in this town who does not skate." "Yes." "Where are thoy?" "Up iu the cemetery on the hill." A Very Odd Wedding. A very odd Ainish (redding took place in tbe Conestoga valley, near Morgantown, a aye a reading, Pa., dispatoh. Sume three hundred people attended. John 8.' Mast and Miss Siennie Zook, children of very wealthy Amish farmers, were the contracting parties. The plain ceremony of joining hands took place in the meeting-house, after which a lengthy procession pro ceeded to the boase, where a ban quet took place. A feature of tbe feast was as follows: A young man selected bis sweetheart, and both went to the table. This action was followed by similar selections, until all tbe younger couples bad gone in. A hymn was sung, when feasting for ten minutes followed. Then all arose, each con pie hold ing a book between them, and an other bym was sung; feasting then eontinned another ten mitotan, when there was more singing as be.ore. In thia way tbe festivities were kept np for six hours. Berangor as a Bad Boy. During the boyhood of the poet Beranger, a place as atableboy was provided for him by a plans old aunt at Peronne, but be was soon sent to her boose in disgrace, hav ing negleoted his horse to read Vol taire. It was a sultry snmmerday, nor bad be reoeived a tithe of the scolding in store for him, tre the coming up of a thunder-storm sent off the old lady to sprinkle her house with holy water, to ward off the lightning. The culprit stood at the door to enjoy the scene, and the electric fluid striking a tree bard by, be was felled to tbe floor by the shook. Coming to his sense be cried out to his aVnt, who was telling her pater nostera on her knees by his side. "Well, what is your holy water good for?" The iiorror stricken dovotee turned him out of diiors on tbe spot, and when a few days afterward he entered ?.[. Laisne's printing office, all good Myi in'Peronne bald been iold to ?but him, as incorrigibly wicked,