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8everal metrical attacks upon beard have
bwn made during the past year. The best
We remember to have seen, is the following
parody on Campbell'* ditbyerambio onHo
Oo manhood, when the race wm youn*
Tbe beard In unshorn beauty sprung,
And Ballon® felt what poeta sung^-
Jtau'a great aud matchless majeety.
But manhood lav another eight,
When faibion bade each luckless wigaS
With lather make himself a fright.
And utt the keen-edged cutlery.
WUh napkin near hi# glass arrayed, -#&.
Each man then drew his rasor blade,
With soap aiul brush a father made, P*:
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Attorneys »t U«, Council Huffs, lowa^
•rnmr-iLL mate* la all the CourU In Weiter* Iow«»*
W Sebrj.ka.
33. 7. •ullivMii M. D«
LK\'* ItRl'tf STORK, Lower Broadway, tunn
el I Iowa.
il CIL Hl.tKKS, low*.
|(llfci »»er the Banking Hunt. of Greene, we*"
A Beaton, Middle Broadway.
To hide tfce dreadful butchery.
And whiter yet that face should grow,
When all the glorious beard laid low.
Hit glass a woman's face shall show,
Shorn of its oiauly majesty.
The razor glides. Before it fall
Mustacliio and imperial—
The stately beard and whisker#, all
The victims ol its treachegfc* vT?
Ah! few continne to be
For many even glory, when f?
Bach day the aoapy foam ag*a
It Made their manhood sepulchre.
"1*11 say as they say."--Comedy Entrt.
Mrs. Sinclair, though amiable and hand-
some, remained single until she iu nearly
forlv, when she received and accepted an
offer of marriage from Mr. Sinclnir, a bach
elor of almost her own age. Soon after
wards, she unexpectedly came into posses
sion of a large property, bequeathed by a
distant relative. This good forttne was
speedily followed by a severe affliction.—
ller husband, in every respect an estimable
man, was taken suddenly ill and died—
Having no near relations of her own, and
those distant being already sufficiently af
srveri.1 Courts of Record in the State ol Iowa.—
in the lper Gatt Rixiin of the Brick Building on
HPMdwiv, n»arly opi««ite the Pacittc Hotel, formerly guent) ,hQ came to the determination to
"wuVJVu^l'Augul't i,«-nU-« adopt one of the nieces of her late husband.
u. PE«RAM fc CO.,
Baakcri it Dealers iu EukaagC
should either of them please her. She had
as yet seen none of his relatives, all of them
residing in distant towns. She had how
ever, heard him express great regard for
his half-brother, whose naino was Harden,
which made her desirous to obtain some in-
8. 11. RIUDLK. formation relative to his family. As she
was revolving the subject in her mind, she
recollected that Mr. Sinclair hud told her
that a poor widow by thenaine of Maiisfiuld,
who procured a livelihood by sewing, was a
sister to Mr. Ilttrdvn's first wife, and on her
she renlvcrt to co" in the Hope. «t o'oiu'.u'iug
•V»f«rjr mf f»r (j,e information she desired. She put on
tkt rntmf »r ,Mrk' her bonnet and shawl, and a few minute's
walk brought her to Mrs. Mansfield's humble
Ijr m•« Kmpire Bioi*, ojijx-Dite PaciSc Hon«e. dwelling. 1 he widow answered her knock,
m« isi7-ni-u and conducted her iuto a small neat apart
"I am nfraid," said Mrs. Maiisfiuld, in
answer to Mrs. Sinclair's inquiries, "that I
can give you no satisfactory information
concerning them. My sister, who wns Mr.
iiardeu's first wife, died in littlo more than
a year after her marriage, leaving an infant
daughter a few weeks old, and 1 have never
visited them since. His second wife has
likewise a daughter, but as to the merits of
either I am wholly in the dark."
General XjAnd
W»rran!ii for non-
roi'triio tho imyiueni of Taxes, and the purchase and
lie.r knl K»tate Kenerjlly. Will also enter land*
f..r -i-tileri, aii'l Kite time r»r payinciin ("i-u.
At this moment a littlo girl belonging to
a family that occupied a part of the same
l). TEST. bouso, entered with a letter in her hand.
I "I have jmt been to tho post office for
JUarmtpt mmd fwmmullur* ml
,i ii. IOWA.
Mrs. Norris," said she, "and the post mas
ter aeked mo to bring this lettsr to you.—
lie said the poitage was paid."
This uiust be from one of the Hardens,'
AriMif*, l'oHe*'tious, iuveHi»K Money, L»csia 8ftid bv tu0 |08t*Hllirki
W .llfintu,
nut And Mviuiiic Lajul w+tuMi*, and all oilier buine».- After nei lectin^ ine eighteen vears, I don
I'eruimn^ to tlieir prwrtaaioa in Wealern lowu and Ne-
why they ahould notice ine now."
"I hope it is from one of tho youug la
dies," said Mrs. Sinclair, "for some people
say that you can judgo of a woman's charac
ter by lier letters."
•'Ve* it is from Florence, my niece," ro
plied Mrs. Muustield, looking at the signa-
ture, and she was then going to lay the
& COMMISSION MERCIIAXTS, n9idB) but Mrs. Sinclair requested her
to road it.
Her niece informed her that the perusal
of some letters which she wrote to her moth
er about the time of her marriago, which
she recently lound while overlooking some
old papers, had awakened in her so strong a
desire to see her, that she had with her
fathor's concurrence, written to her for the
kept constantly ror **ie at the iowe»t rates, purpose of inviting her to spend several
Ke in Umpire Block, opp.„ne Pacittc llouw. ^eAs with them.
N. W. MILLS & CO.,
•U.VA mmmm
Old Hooks. Muic, fcc., &c.
Manufacture HUNK Books for Banks, Ilt»teU.
Merrhants, C.itinty OAlcers, &c.f in auy style, ruled to
any pattern
IVholrsaJe Dealer* in Fancy Goods, Im
porter* of M'IUM, Liquors k Ciyars,
Xtrlk Krr««4 Street,
St. Eouis, Missouri.
ItltrMfth svatrlsri at Law Sotarlea PaUlrt
t'ot-NCiL Hi.urrs, IOWA.
"You muJt certainlj' accept the invita
tion," said Mrs. Sinclair, "it will afford you
such an excellent opportunity to judge of the
young ladies."
"1 am afraid I shall be biased in favor of
Florence," she replied, "especially if she
should resemble her mother. I confess, how
ever, that I have some inclination to make
tho visit, though Florence does not intimate
that her mother-in-law joins in the invita
Before Mrs. Sinclair took leave, Mrs.
Mansfield had decided to write, in answer to
her niece's letter, that sho might expect her
in two weeks, for having some sewing on
hand,which she was obliged to finish, it
would be impossible for her to come sooner.
Two days before the one Mrs. Mansfield
had set for her journey, Mrs. Sinclair again
called on her. "I have been thinking,"
said she, "that 1 should like to aoeompaiiv
vou on your visit to the Hardens, if it will
lie agreeable to you."
"It certainly will bo," replied Mrs.Mans
field, "but should they not be apprized of
in the foiirts of lwa and Ne».ra*k.v All
S ili*MiMiis entrusted t« their rs*re,attended pmniptly.
K»pe«-ial attention given to buying ami telling real e»- your intended Visit *r*
*ite, and making pre*empti«»u.H in Nebri^ka. (t|» woiilil huvfl liootl nroncr l)llt if I CO
l»ed«. M.»rtgs8e,, and other instrnments of writing
Curtis' Brothers,
Land Agents,
Surveyors and
WOUljl n.nO DCOn proper, UUi u I go
wn with dispatrh, acknowledgments taken, lie.. ILC.| With VOU, it IS HOW tOO htte, linti H8 tll6Y Itr6
5 "flee on Upper Broadway. nlu.
i people of wealth and fashion, it can certain
ly be no inconvenience to them to receive
two visitors instead of oue."
It was finally arranged that as Mrs. Mans
field lived alone, and had no one to prepare
I her breakfast, that she should spend the
night previous to their departure with Mrs.
'Sinclair, ller trunk was therefore conver-
VY in* out of Landv all hu».ne». connected with ed to the splendid mansion of the rich Wld
ci*ii Kngineerinc. Drafting. ai«" the Payinn of ow, and placed in the hall, and after carc-
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Luid Warrant!, and Making Collection*. n»-u i !», ..
Satarter May,
Real Estate Brsker A Geaeral A^'t.
U*«r Broadway •pptnlte Parlflc Uww,
low A I
bis, nniju
nb.iin* a.^v r.till
vii ,,,
sons in the City. I*»ans mney, makes collection^,
pays ta&es. and draws abstractsof title. Gives
information respecting the price# of Real K»t*te and
exee«t«« ait business connected with a Ileal Estate
all kinds of Real Estate for distant dealer,
Eickilie OUce af Batk at Tekaaa.
•ai raadr lor tk« uwuactiea of i csiwrsl Baakinf
Cold. SI!T«T and Bscbinto on varioo* parta of tlx
I'mtM SUIM. boachtant SoM. Collections matfa and
pr««nHjy remitted.
,'j" Warrants bonfht and sM tM Loaned oo Heeds
S. L. CAMPBELL, Prti't.
r. *. Asia, Cart'r. (nils
(SaotcsMnUI. f.
am* CWBMIW Hmkuti
sui or
^Plerehaa4lzet Heaaes, Lata, Lands, fee.,
fullv extinguishing tho fire and locking the
door, she followed herself. The n»itmorn-
The next morn
mg they had just risen from the breakfast
table, when Mrs. Mansfield, in running np
stairs to procure something she had left in
her chamber, slipped nnd sprained her ancle,
At first the injury appeared to be slight, but
(Graduates of American Dental Colleges.) nil idea of undertaking the propesea jour
Oflke w BfMlwtjr opposite Put OHre,
rorxciL BLvrrs,
ney. Mrs. Sinclair said sho would likewise
remain, but against this Mrs. Mansfield urg
ed so many objections that she concluded to
go, provided sue would promise to remain
at her house, where she could receive every
necessary attention, till she had entirely re
covered from the effect of the accident.—
This point was scarcely settled, when the
stage coach drove up before tho house. In
the hurry and bustle of the moment, Mrs.
Sinclair did not observe that Mrs. Mans*
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A large variety of the most desirable Real Estate (or
sale at ail times on the muet reasonable term*. ni-«
trunk, in the TOOm of her Own, W8S
odiecinMt^, transferred from the hall to the back of the
."i'* J? I coach. It was not until they had arrived at
the hotel where she was going to stop for
the night, that she discovered the mistake,
and she then concluded not to return it, as
Mrs. Mansfield might possibly be able to
come herself in the course of a few days.—
It was about an hour before sunset the' fol
lowing day that a driver, stopping his hones
before a large white bouse, naif embowered
amidst shrubbery and trees,opened the coach
door and said, "This is where Mr. Harden
lives." As soon as Mrs. Sinclair had alight
ed, she saw a beautiful girl hastening down
the gravel walk to welcomo her.
'Mj dear aunt Mansfield,' said she, hold
ing out her hand, «how glad I am that yon
have not disappointed me.'
•Shall I set your trunk just inside the gate
ma araV' said the driver, before she had time
to inform J* lorence that her name was Sin*
'If you please,' she replied in answer to
the driver, and again returning to Florence,
was about to make an explanation, but at
the moment she was about to commencc^
Florence again addressed her as aunt Mans
field, and expressed her regret that her
er had been obliged to leave town a few
•"•dwaj, Caaacll Blaffs, lawa.
attended to with promptMaa aad du-
»*»ar. Ed wta Carter,
lent TO
Jfrxr JVms. Beaton. Jr, it Snow, G.
days previous, on account of business, and
wonld probably be detained several weeks.
This information suddenly suggested the
plan of suffering the family to take her for
Mrs. Mansfield, tn which case the imagined
they would not be likely to assume the vir
tues which they did not possess. She did not
repent the plan she had decided upon when
she entered the parlor. She received a very
cool-welcome from Mrs. Harden and her
daughter Melissa.
'HaTe vou dined to day, aunt?' said Flor
ence, finding that her mother did not seem
likely to itue any inquiry of tho kind.
•1 lute not,' she replied. 'On account of
being overloaded, we arrived so late at the
hotel where the passengers usually dine,
that it gave us so little time, only a few at
tempted to eat anything.'
'As aunt Mansfield lias not dined,' said
Florence to her mother in a low voice, 'had
I not better put a slice of bam upon the ta
'Certainly, if your aunt wishes it,' she re
plied in a voice'which she took little pains
to suppress—'but we tire not in the habit of
placing ham upon the tea table.'
'I would not have you depart from your
usual custom on my account,' said Mrs. Sin
clar. '1 do not wish a better meal than I
can make on bread and butter and tea.'
'Melissa and 1,' said Mrs. Harden, 'make
a point of keeping a very plain table when
Mr. Harden is absent, and what we save in
that way we apply to charitable purposes.
Perhaps yon are one of those who do not
think it proper to give to the poor, leit it
should encourage pauperism.'
'A widow,' she replied, 'who has nothing
but what she earns with hor own hands, may
oftener possess the will than the means of
relieving the destitute. 1 have, however,
sometimes, in a humble way, been able to
impart relief so as to leave smiles on those
faces which 1 have found dimmed with tears.'
A girl now appeared at the door and re
quested Mrs. Harden to step into the adjoin
ing apartment, as she wished to speak with
'Well, speak,' said her mistress, 'I am
ready to hear what you have to say.'
The girl blushed and hesitated, and then
approaching her, addressed her in a low
'1 suppose,' said she, 'as you hate got
company I must put the tea urn and the gilt
china upon the table.'
'Audi suppose you must do no such thing,'
said Mrs. Harden,in a petulent tone of voice,
though so low she imagined it could not
reach the ears of her unwelcome guest.—
'Let one piece be broken, and the whole set
is spoiled.'
'Wt'A, i.A.".Viiow what to make of your
mother, she is so full of whims,' said the
girl to Florence, who was assisting her, 'she
told me the other day to put the gilt china
on the table whenever any real ladies and
gentlemen were here, and if that aunt of
yours isu't a real lady, I am no judge.'
When they were seated at the table, Mrs.
Harden filled a white china cup with a broken
handle, resting in a blue and white saucer,
with tea, nnd nanded it to Mrs. Sinclair.
The other cups and saucers were of a
similar descriptien, being evideutly the rel
ics of several demolished tea sets.
Mrs. Sinclair requested Florence, who ac
companied her to her bed chamber, to fur
nish hor with writing materials, and before
sho retired to rest she wrote an explanatory
note to Mrs. Mansfield, to prevent her from
forwarding her baggage, and to request her
leave to make use of any articles of clothing
contained in her trunk which she might need.
Mrs. Sinclair had been in her room only
a few minutes, when Mrs. Howell, who lived
axactly opposite the Eagle Hotel, was seen
approaching the house. Melissa ran and
met her at the gate.
'You ennnot think how glad mother and I
wcro when wc saw you coming,' said she,
'for soon after tea we saw a splendid car
riage nnd a pair of elegant chestnut horses
drive by and as we expect they went to the
hotel, we thought that you might possibly
know something about them.'
•Yes, 1 have gathered a few particulars,'
she replied, 'which 1 have come on purpose
to'tell you.'
Mrs. Harden now appeared at the door,
and welcomed Mrs, Howell with great cor
•Mrs. Howell doe* know something about
tho people who passed by in that superb
carriage,'said Melissa.
'1 knew so,' said Mrs. HartlUb 'What is
their name.'
'A family partv, I suppose,' said Mrs.
'Yes, and consisting of Mr. Evering and
his wife, and thoir son and daughter.'
•Is Mr. Kvering rich?' enquired Melissa.
'As a nabob, and tho son, whose name is
Willard and Eliza the daughter, will proba
bly have at least a million of dollars each.'
'Where do they belong said Mrs. Har
'Ah, that is the thing I came to tell vou.
Thev reside in the very town where
Melissa's rich aunt, Mrs. Sinclair lives.
'As likely as not they are well acquainted
with her,' said Mrs. Harden.
'That is what 1 think,' replied Mrs Howell,
'and this probability, will, in my opinion,
afford a plausible plea for you making some
advances towards cultivating an acquaint
ance with them.'
'liut are they going to remain hore long
enough for such a step?' inquired Mrs. Har
'Oh, yes, I am told they intend to remain
ten or twelve davs.'
'I have just bit upon a nice plan,' said
'What is it?' inquired her mother and Mrs.
Howell both at once.
'Why if they should spend the Sabbath in
town, they Will, of course like to attend
Church, and they will undoubtedly receive
it as a very polite mark of attention should
we offer them seats in our pew.'
'A better plan could not be thought of,'
said Mrs. Howell. 'It will naturally open
the way to a better acquaintance.'
'It would be as vou say, an excellent
plan,' said Mrs. Harden, 'were it not for one
'What can that he?' inquired Mrs. Ilowell.
'Why Florence's evil genius that is always
at her elbow, 1 believe, must put it into her
head that it would be very amiable in her
to ask her aunt Mansfield to make us a visit.
She accordingly importuned her father, till
she obtained his leave to send for her.'
'Her aunt Mansfield? why that must be
the poor widow I have heard you speak
about, who obtains her living by sewing.'^
'The very same, and would you believe it?
she lives in and 1 should not be sur
prised if the Everings know her by sight, or
as far as I know to the contrary, they may
be among her employers.'
'Has she arrived yet?'
'Yes, she came this afternoon in the stage,'
replied Mrs. Harden. 'You will see at once,
that it will be impossible to invite the Ever
ings to sit in the same pew with a person of
her standing.'
'But you forgot that we h»T0 two pews,'
said Melissa.
'So we have,' replied her mother. *You
recollect the pew, Mrs. Howell where Phebe
and Matty and Patrick sit. Mr. Harden
purchased it on purpose for our hired help,
and Florence ana her aunt can sit there for
once. Can you see anv impropriety in such
an arrangement, Mrs. Ilowell?'
•Not the least in the world.*
•Nor I,' said Melissa. 'It is true the pew
is rather near the door, which would, as 1
imagine, make it rather agreeable this warm
weather on account of the air. The only
difference beside is that it is not earpetted
anil ousbioned and lined with crimson vel
vet, like the one where we sit.'
'Which this troublesome aunt Mansfield
not being accustomed to will probably not
even notice,' said Mrs. Howell. 'But some
people who have no luxuries at home, are
the most exacting and consequential of any
in the world when they are abroad.'
•Luckily this is not the case with her. She
appear* to b® sensible to the inferiority of
her station, and is very meek and accommo-
will make her a
little more
then,' said Mrt. HowelL 'But I have been
thinking that Florence might possibly object
to sitting in the pew with the help.
'No, I don't think she will. Were hor
father at home, she might, but now as she
has no one to appeal to, I think she will fall
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g*k v:
in with the arrangement, without saying a
'Come, let ns my no more about the aunt
Mansfield now,' said Melissa. 'I want to
know if this Miss Elixa Evering is an elegant
looking girl.'
•Very, as near as I could judge by the
slight opportunity I had of observing her—
ana her brother, so 1 have been told—ranks
umong the most graceful and fascinating
voung men in the United States. 1 think
Le would be a fine match for you, Melissa.'
'Thank you—he is probably engaged.'
'Report says to the contrary, and really
1 know of no voung lady who would in my
opinion, stand, a better chance of maklbg
a favorable impression on him than you.—
But it is growing late, and I must bid you
good night.'
'I believe, on refiection,' said Mrs. Har
den to her daughter, after Mrs Howell had
gone, 'that
1 shall sound Mrs. Mansfield to
morrow, and ascertain if she has any knowl
edge of the Everings, and if she has not,
perhaps she may as well set in the pew with
us, if she chooses to attend church.'
According to the determination she said
to Mrs. Mansfield the next morning at the
breakfast table, 'I understand that oue of tho
richest men in the State resides in the town
where you belong.'
'You allude to Mr. Evering I suspect.'
'Do pray tell us what you know about the
family, and whether^ vou ever hnppened to
see any of them said Melissa.
'1 have seen them,' was the reply, *and they
have the reputation of being very intelligent
and amiable.'
'Have they ever employed you to do their
sewing?' said Mrs. Ilurdon.
'Thoy never have.'
'Phebe told me this morning,' said Flor
ence, 'that tho name of the family that ar
rived at the hotel last evening was—'
She had proceeded thus far, when an ex
pressive frown from her mother silenced
'Now I have commenced asking questions,'
said Mrs. Harden, 1 should like to inouire
if you know Anything about the rich Mrs.
Sinclair, who resides in II who is my
'1 am somewhat aquainted with her, though
not so thorougly in every respect, a*
ed for them, and as they were away from
home.and the circle of society in whicn they
moved, they could afford tooc civil even to
a hnmMe seamstress.
Although their attention* to the Everings
had been thankfully received, both mother
and daughter were aware that they had not
yet done all thivt lay in their power to secure
their friendship.
'Weuust give a party, mamma,' at length
said Melissa.
•Yes, indeed we must repeated her moth
er. 'But shall we have a large soiree, or
only a select party of friends.'
It was finally settled that large numbers of
invitations should be issued. It would give
eclat to the occasion, and enable their guests
to judge of their stnnding in society. And
now arose the question, 'whnt slml! be done
witb the troublesome Mrs. ManstieldV The
question was fully discussed and in her
presence, sundry very strong hints were
thrown out, to tne effect, that, in the event
ful evening, hor presence in the kitchen, or
indeed in any other room but either of the
parlors would be highly desirable.
•Of course,' said Melissa, *any lady who
knows her place would understand that if
her presence was desired, it would be re
quested of her. And there is always enough
to do in superintending the servants, and
seeing that everything is done properly.'
The important evening arrived. The par
ty had been the talk of the town for several
days, and every invitation issued bad been
accepted. At an early hour, Mrs. Sinclair
entered the room. She was neatly attired
in the black silk dress which had first ap
peared on Sunday and which was Mrs. Mans
field's only dress of value serving her for all
occasions, ulthougli never before for one
like the present. Although cracks an£
threadbare places might have been discover,
ed by day, it looked very well by the candle*
light, and her dark, glossy hair, smoothly
parted on her forehead, corresponded admi
rably with her style of beauty. Mrs. Har
den "bit her lips and exchanged a meaning
glance with Melissa, but they felt constrain
ed to bear the intrusion, as they considered
it, in silence.
'I hope, for your sake,' said Eliia Ever
ing to her brother, as they were on their
way to Mrs. Iiardeu's 'that the maid »h«
»»•. IOCV we met yesterday will be at the
'l'hope, she will,' he replied. 'I thought
her the most beautiful girl I ever saw.'
'Mother thinks, by tho description I gave
of her, that she must be the younj? lady she
saw with Mrs. Sinclair, whom she introduc
ed as Miss Florence Harden. If so, she is
doubtless a connection of Mrs. Harden's,
and we shall probably see her this evening.'
I *»y£uv
to be.'
'I have heard •Vii»v she is very handsome,
and verv In-Ay like,' said Melissa.
'Is sfie, aunt asked Florence
'Some have thought so—the opinion of
others may bo different.'
'We must always expect,' said Mrs. Har
den, 'to find those among lower classes who
can never see anything in persons whom
fortune has exalted above them either to love
or admire.'
You never saw anything so elegant as a
collar annt is working for Mrs: Sinclair,'!
must expect our plans to yield to
those of your father and Florence,' said her
•I am sure father said that you might send
Florence who had been required by her
mother, to superintend a variety of arrange
ments, had not time to complete her toilet
vi I \fp« V2!n/lmv lrnnt ITNSA etntiAn In tha
said Florence. Mrs. Sinclair kept her station in the
•Then"she eiuplovs you, if the Everings do
Even Mrs. Harden thought she might have ^r8* Harden who perceived
gone too far, and stole a glance at her guest I J.
that she might observe the effect of Tier
It was Saturday evening, and Mrs. Sin
clair had been in the chamber about fifteen
minutes, when Florence having rapped for
admission, entered with a Hushed and cxci
ted couuteuunce.
'Aunt Manstield,' said she, 'I wish I had
never sent for you, and had 1 known father
was going to bo absent, I never should.—
You feelings must have been daily, and al
most hourly wounded, and now my mother
and sister have a plan in agitation which is
worse than anything they have said or done.'
'For certain reasons, my feelings may have
been less injured than you may imagine so
my dear Florence, give yourself no uneasi
ness. But what is the plan you allude to?'
Florence, in reply, informed her that Mr.
Evering and his wife, and their son and
daughter were at the hotel, and that her
mother had just told hor that she lmd sent
an invitation to them to tako seats in their
pew, should they wish to attend church,
which they had accepted, and that in con
sequence of which, her aunt and she would
be obliged to remain at home, or sit with
the 'help.'
'Don't let that disturb you,' said Mrs.
Sinclair, with aasmile—'1 mean on my ac
count. I can receive just as much benefit
from the religious servioes, in a plain, hum
ble pew, as in one ever so splendid.'
'But I consider it an insult to you, and 1
would not bear it.'
'Again I say do not let it disturb vou, for
I assure you that it does not trouble me in
the least. But, if 1 am going with you to
morrow, I will seo if my dress is in readi
ness.' So saying she opened the trunk which
contained Mrs. Mansfield's scanty wardrobe,
and took from it a black silk dress which
had once been handsome, but which not even
careful keeping could quite preserve from
the ravages of time. Florenco saw that al
though it might befit the humble station of
her aunt Mansfield, it would occasion tbe
scornful laugh of her mother and sister, and
inwardly resolved to start for church at hn
early hour on the coming Sabbath.
Sunday morning came, aud Florence and
her aunt had seated themselves in the pew
allotted to the household servants. Soon
a rustling of silks was heard in the aisle,
and looking up, they saw Mrs. Harden and
Melissa proudly showing the Evering's into
their family pew. Thore was much whis
pering among the young people of the con
gregation, and many a stolen glance betrav
ed to„tho delighted Melissa the fact that tfie
occupants of Her father's pew were the 'ob
served of all observers.'
On the conclusion of the service, as tho
congregation were leaving the church, Flor
ence suddenly discovered that her aunt had
been observed by the Evering* who were
hastening townrds her with evident feelings
of pleasure. She received their cordial
greetings in a perfectly lady-like manner
and, on their inquiring where she was stay
ing, replied, 'at Air. Ilarden's introducing,
at the moment, 'her nicce, Mi** Florenco
'Ab! a relative, I presume of Mrs. Har
den, who ha* been very kind to us in offer
ing us seats in her new. I am aure we ex
pocted nothing of the kind from people to
whom wo were entire stranger*.'
On bidding her aunt 'good-bye,' Florenco
was somewhat surprised to hear Mrs. Ever
ing speak to ber as 'My dear Mrs. Sinclair
but, presuming it to have been mistake,
gave tho matter no further thought. On
their return home, and during the Sunday
noon meal tho Everings formed the theme Jccte1
of conversation, and of course the origin of
the acquaintance existing between them and
the neglected aunt and guests was more than
touched upon. Mrs. Sinclair took little no-
company had assembled
8Cure cornor which
ot said Mrs. Ha'rden. b' contrived to screen, by placing before it
a luxurious chair for an exceedingly corpu
'Yes, I have doae a great deal, firfct and
last, for her.
'Does she move in the same circle as the
£verings?' said Melissa.
4 believe she does—or rather I'm ccrtain
she does.9
'llow sorry am I that wc did not send for
aunt Sinclair, as we talked of,' said Melissa.
ss£ c.ftre
'I have no cause
—'arrows cannot
from that moment she ceased to have any
misgivings respecting the arrangement they
had made for the Sabbath.
penetrate marble and
equality with persons
teem and honor.'
•Do you allude to that beautiful girl?'said
Miss Kvering, looking at Floreucc.
'1 allude to the widow Mansfield,' she re
plied, 'who lives in II and whom Mrs.
Sinclair, whose late husband Mr. Iiardeu's
half brother, employs as her seamstress.'
'I know Mrs. Mansfield perfectly well, and
should feci gratified to meet her on the pres
ent occasion. You must pardon me, how
ever, at being unable to discover her among
your guests.'
'But you can certainly see the woman who
sits behind Mr. Quimby, tbe large gentle
'Yes, I can partly see her.'
'Well then, you see the widow Mansfield,
do vou not?
Written retHtimf the f*/l V.* J'aayMa I
Oh! qaeenl? aatf fair la tho land* ol tho ran, i e
vines af tho gourd and the rich melon run.
And the ruck, and tb* tree, and the cottage enMff,
With broad leaves ell greenness, end bloaaoni ell ft»M»
Like that which o'er Nineveh's prvpbetonc%grew,
While he waited to know that bfca warn leg was trve,
AIKI he lunged for the storm-clond and lUteoed in vain,
Vit tbe rnsh ol the whirlwind and red flre-rais
On the bante of the Xeril the dark Spanish maMttl
Comes with the fruit of the tangled vine laden j,
And the Creole of Cuba laughs out to behold
Through orange Leaves shiuing, the bright spheres of
Yet with dearer delight from his home In the North,
On the fleldb of bis harvest, the Yankee looks forth,
Where the crook-necks are eoiling, and yellow fruit
And tlie »un of September melt* down on bis vines.
Ah S—Ou Thanksgiving day, when from Eastand Iron
From the Nortfc and from South ane the pilfrtaa and
When the gray haired New Englander tee* rovad bit
The old broken link of affection restored—
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother oneemere.
And the won matrun smiles where the girl smiled be
What u»oi»teus the lip*end what brightens the eye,
What calls back the past, like a ridk'pnmpkin Ffe?
Oh!—frail lured of buyboedl—tfce old days rectiUM»
When wood-grapes were purpling, and brown nvta were
falling I
When wild, u*ly face* we carved in Its skin,
Glaring out through tbe dark with a caRdie within I
When we la uf bod round the uorn-bcap, with hearts all in
Our chair a broad pumpkin—oar lantern tbe moon,
Aud the talcs of the fairy who traveled like steam
In a pumpkiu-ahell coach, with two rats for her team
Then thauks for tip- present!—noue sweeter or better 1
K'er smoked from an oven or circled a platter 1
Fairer hands uever wrought at a pastry more tine.
Brighter eye* ne'er watchH o'er its baking than tL^ie,
And the prayer which my mouth is too full to express,
Swells uiy heart that thy shadow uuv never be leas,
That the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,
And the fame of thy worth, like a Fumpkiu-vine grow,
And thy life be aa sweet, and its last sonnet sky
Uoldcn-tiuted and f*ir, as thy own PUMPKIN PIE!
When we were boys, Bill Slike and I were
great cronies. With me there was nobody
like Bill, and with Bill there was nobody like
Hazel. We were both what would be called
hard cases in this day and age of tho world.
If any mischief was done iu the neighbor
hood, Bill and I were sii'* yi"
our ttWtrti ot the blame.
Melissa had verv adroit-
lent gentleman, who moreover, being afflict
ed with the gout, would not be likely to
speedily change his position. The screen,
both the animate and the Inanimate partwus
adjusted just in time, the Everings being im
mediately announced. The hustle occasion
ed by their arrival had pretty well subsided,
when Florence, simply, but elegantly attir-
she ImTblin'VbHg^l'To' usTin "rn.nging
her drc98
for her, if you thought best,' said Florence.
'But it so happened that I did not think ',(ow beautiful' was the involuntary exela
best. Ithaukmy stars I have a little sense ation of W'llard F.venug. Having ex
of propriety, and am not, like him so im- changed salutations with those near her, she
"1 yiuLMMJi.jr, nuu ftui uuv, iifcu mill BU iUl- *,'"• i
a seamstress or washerwoman would
Tne first house on our route was Uncle
Jake Bond's. 1 went in, made some errand,
a"d 80011 a8
hud given a fine glow to her cheeks
a"d M!l(ie d?r5c, eJes ttPPcar ,nore
Having ex-
mersed in business, as not to consider that i contrived to accomplish the somewhat dim
a seamstress or washerwoman would feel ,c Passnf?e between the chair of the
ill at ease in the company of the wealthy and i Pn,nt gentleman and the wainscot,
o o k a s e a y e n e e e u e s n i u i i
"-in."! M- i
took a seat by the neglected guest. The i
Tears started to the eyes of Florence, and
the color in her cheeks deepened to crimson. J?.wr .'"er, and they then perceived Mrs.,
sliPP^ 10
i i »®.i.® old man aud old woman. I was all right *Do you see that cake of ice with some-
alia* devil, poked his singular looking head
in at the door and great scramption! ouch a
scattering as took place! Bovs, girls, cats,
and everything except the olef ones tumbled
n- and
No indeed, it is Mrs. Sinclair, the same
^^er and mother met with last
Sabbath, soon after leaving church. Had,
you been as familiarly acquainted with her
as I am you could not have mistaken her
for Mrs.*Mansfieltl.'
'What you say is impossible,' said Mrs.
Harden turning pale.
'By no menns and to convince you that I
am not laboring under a hallucination, we
will appeal to my mother, who very oppor
tunely is coming this w,ty. Is not that Mrs.
Sinclair, mother, whose racc is just percepti
ble above the shoulder of yonder fat gentle
'Certainly do you doubt the evidence of
your own eyes? 1 am on my wny to speak to
her, and that charming Miss Harden—who
is, I presume, a connexion of yours, Mrs.
Harden—to emerge from that obscure cor
ner, where it appears as if they had gone
there, on purpose to hide themselves.'
Mrs. Harden waited to hear no more, but
going up to Melissa, and taking her by the
arm, they left the apartment together. In
a few moments n noto was handed to Mrs.
Sinclair from Mrs. Harden, requesting an
'Excuse me for a short time,' said she to
Mrs. Evering, 'and if you please introduce
my young friend to your son and daughter,
who are coming this way, I dare say, to re
quest the favor of me.'
It would rcquiro too much space to relate
all the conversation that passed between her
and Mrs. Harden and Melissa. She, how
ever, voluntarily promised not to expose
manner in which they treated her to ...J
'I have accomplished my object,' said she,
'and I have no feelings of vvenge to gratify.
You have all of you appeared in your true
characters, and I am so well pleased with
that of Florence, that with the concurrcncc
of her father, I shall adopt her as my daugh
ter- You perhaps have learned a lesson
which will profit you more than my own we
will now, if you please, rcioin the company.'
'As may be imagined, the desire of Mrs.
Sinclair to adopt Florence ns her daughter
was readily conceded by ber father. Flor
ence accompanied her, when she returned to
II-- when they found Mrs. Mansfield
entirely recovered "from tho effect* of her
accident it wns Mrs. Sinclair'* first care
to settle upon her an income which would
make her easy for life.
Williard Evering did not fail to cultivate
the acquaintanoo with Florence already com
menced, and finding her as rich in moral nod
mental endowments as in personal beauty, oentnries."
soon vielded ...
to her his heart, which was
speedily followed by the offer of his hand.
The splendid bridal celebrated a few
months afterwards, at tho mansion of Mrs.
Sinclair, showed that the offer was not re-
nave our readers ever heard the follow
ing. It isn't new, but full of "laugh."
Charles Lamb was one afternoon return-
tice of any bints, but sat in apparent igno- ing from a dinner party with a number of
ranee of the fact that Mrs. Harden and Me- friends, when a stout gentleman put his head
lissa were endeavoring, as best they might,
to settle the important question-'Uowjcould
they have become acquainted?' which proved
to be a problem which neither could solve,
although thev both arrived at tho conclusion
ttet, a* a aeaatra**,
she Sad pr©t*My
inside the crowded ontnibn*, and politely
asked if they were "all full within."
"I don't know how it may be with tho
other passengers," answered Lamb, but that
last piece of oyster pie did the busines* for
m*. si
were ttimogt
tjie next house.
bad been vain, approached ^fter partaking of some douehnuts and
^enng for the purpose of apologiz- Lther litJTcakes that had been cut out'with
speech, who, fur from appearing to resent "i'r' .I a thimble and which the girls called kisses,
it, was, at the moment, sipping her coffee
x" ns-ur"-T0u ,'"J
with an air of perfect composure. ™°v -f'a" I usual, nnd knocked at the door.
for alarm,' thought she i
than bi in0 obliged to permit a per-
crazed to get to
w(j gtarted for M)ljor Aucn»8. w(ftt on as
of her stonding to mingle upon terms of
in." said a sweet voice. I obeved
th comniau(j nmj
k!IP i-eiBH.l tn hnv« nnv equalitv with persons whose presence I cs- ,, .uujui
foun(i jHne the Major'*
daughter, all alone.
"Whore's the old folks asked I.
"Gone over to grandfather's," she replied
as sweet as sugar.
"Very sorry,:' said I, "for I bad impor
tant business with the old man."
She assured me that thev would be back
in a short time and filling a plate with
"hominy" from a large kettle, where it was
boiling on the fire, she invited me, with one
of her prettiest smiles, to set down and wait
till it cooled, and then eat some with her.
I looked at tbe big, plump grains, all
bursting open on the plate, and inhaled the
delicious odor that arose from them, and
•^-T.-'CVIJ^ T.T—trsy-
-4. •*_«.».* .*» %. j» «*Mae4.JX
ah sxcfttfte unci.
It was la the nranUi of Febaary, 1831,
bright moonlight night, and intensely cold
that the brig 1 commanded lay at her anchor
inside of Sandy Hook.
We had a hard time of it beating abont
for eleven day* off this coast, and with cut
ting north-easter* blowing, and mow and
sleet fulliug for tbe most of that time. For
ward the vessel was thickly coated with ice,
and it was bard work to handle her, as the
rigging and sails were stiff, and yielded only
when th4 strength of the men was exerted to
the utmost. When at length we made tbe
port all hands were worn down and exhaust
ed, we could not have held out two days lon
ger without relief.
'A bitter cold night, Mr. Larkin,' I said to
my mate, as I tarried forainoincnt upon deck
to finish my cigar.
The worthy down-enster bu ttonod his coat
more tightly around him£looking up to the
moon—and'felt bis red uose before he re
'It's a whistler, Captain, as wo used to
say on the Ketmebee. Nothing lives com
fortable out of tbe blankets in snefc a night
as this.'
•The tide is running out swift and strong
it will be well to keep a sharp look-out for
this floating ice Mr. Larkin.'
'Ay, ay, air,' responded the ante nnd I
went below.
Two hoars afterwards I was aroused from
a sound sleep by the vigilant officer.
'Excuse me for disturbing vou, Captain,'
said he, as he detected an expression of
vexation on my face: 'but 1 wish you would
turn out and come an deek as soon as poS'
'Why—what's the matter Mr. Lnrkin?
'Why, sir, I have been watching a cake of
ice that swept by at little distance, a few mo
ments ago 1 saw something black upon it
—something that I thought moved. The
moon's nnders a cloud, and I could not see
distinctly but I do believe there's a child
floating out to sea, in this freesing night, on
that cake of ice.'
We were on deck befose either spoke an
other word. Tlie mate pointed out w:.*h no
Vittle dilhculty, the cake of ice floating off to
leeward, and its white glittering
surf ace was
About Christmas time we always had a broken by a black spot—more 1 could not
deal of fnn, such as building rail pens, and make out.
putting calves and pigs in the upper story, Oet me the glass, Mr. Larkin—tbe moon
hanging ploughs, 'big kettles,'or anything will be out of the cloud in a moment, and
we could lay hands on, high up in trees, to then we can see distictly.
perplex the owners, and all such tricks as I kept my eye on tho receding mass of ice,
that. Now such acts would be looked upon while the moon was slowly working its way
as unwarrantable outrages, and the perpe- through a bank of clouds. The mate stood
trators would be hauled up and fined then by with a glass. When the full light fell at
they were only laughed at as "Christmas last upon the water with a brilliancy only
tricKs." known to our northern latitudes, I put my
1 recollect one Christmas Eve, Bill and I! glass to my eye. One glance was enough.
set out to have a rich time of it. Bill was
to fix up and act as devil, and we were to
go around and frighten the youngsters out
of their wits. Accordingly, we arranged a
grum looking cap with 'horns on it, and
placed it upon his head, and then mode a
false fnce for him out of red flannel, wrap
ped him in a white sheet and started. There
was several boys with us, and by them I was
elected to go before and give the old folks
of each house a hint of what was going on,
so that we would not get ourselves into a
Forward there!' 1 shouted, at the top of
my voice, and with one bound I reached the
main hatch, and began to clear away the
ship's yawl.
Mr% Larkin had received the glass from
my hand to take a look for himself.
'My (iod he said, in a whisper, as he
set to work to aid me in getting out the boat
—'my God, there are two children on that
cake of ice!'
Two men answered mv call and walked
lazily aft. In an incredible short space of
time we launched the cutter, into which Mr.
Larkin and myself jumped, followed by two
men, who took the oars. 1 rigged tbe tiller,
the andUhe mate sat beside the stwn sheet.
with them, and so I went back and reported thing black upon it, lads I cried—^'put me
to my companions. In a short time, Billf alongside of that, and I'll give vou
up stairs like a"n eartflquake^ In we bustled, tv of the preceding fortnigh't, and though
more than the tide. This was a long chase,
and Mr. L, who was suffering as he saw how
little we gained, cried out:
Pull, lads—I'll double the Captains prize
two bottles of rum and two month's pay.—
Ptrll, lads, for the love of God
A convulsive effort of oars told how wil
ling the men were to obey, but the strength
of the strong arm was gone. One of the
voung fellows washed us twice in recovering
iiimsclf, and then gave out tbe other was
nearly gone, Mr. Larkin sprang and seized
the deserted oar.
'Lay down in the bottom of the boat,' said
ho to the man 'and Captain, take the other
oar we must row for ourselves.
1 took the second man's place Larkin hnd
stripped to his guernsey shirt as ho pulled
the oar, I waited the s.gnal stroke. It came
gentle but firm, and the next moment we
were pulling a long, steady stroke, gradually
increasing in rapidity until the wood
seemed to smoke iu the oar locks. We kept
time each by a long deep breathing of the
other. Such a pull! We bent forward un
til our faces almost touched our knees, and
then I looked at the sweet face and sunny i then throwing all our strength in to the back
smiles of my would-be entertainer, aud you'd ward movement, until every inch of the
better believe that I wished Bill and tho rest I space covered bv tho sweep had been gnined.
of the boys in Guinea. 1 felt sure that all At every stroke tho boat shot ahead like
we could see would be nothing to compare an arrowMisclmrged from a bow. Thus we
with eating homony with Jane Allen, yet I worked the oars for fifteen minutes, it seem
dared not to act the traiter. So 1 pretended ed to me as many hours. The sweat rolled
I had no time to spare, and bidding her good
evening, 1 turned back to my companions.
"Boys," said 1, "Jane is all alone by her
self. It wouldn't be right to scare her so
bad. Let's go on to Brown's."
"No, by gum," said Bill, "I wouldn't
miss that chance for a hundred dollars. She
slighted me the other day at singing school,
and now I'll pay her back for it."
As we neared" the house, Bill said—
"Now bovs, whatever you do don't say a
word, nor laugh nor nothing, and arter I
have scared her, we will sly off, and she will
never know who or what it was."
We all agreed and nfter we had all been
stationed around the chimney to hear her
scream, Bill walked in.
"Good evening, Mr. Devil,"
said the sweet
off me in drops, and I was enveloped in a
steam generated from my own body.
'Are we almost to it, Mr. Larkin?' I gasp
ed out.
'Almost, captain—don't give up for the
lore of our dear ones at home—-don't give
up, captain!'
The oars flashed as the blades turned up
to the moonlight. The men who plied them
were fathers, and bad children the strength
which nerved them at that moment was more
than human.
Suddenly Mr. Larkin stopped pulling, and
my heart for a moment almost ceased beat
ing for the terrible thought that he had
given out flashed across my mind. But I
was quickly reassured by his voice
'Gently, captain, gently—a stroke or two
f»fA—.thfifp thnt irtll tin 'anrl tlio n«it
voice that a few minutes before had bid me more—there, that will do,' and the next me
to come in "good evening, 1 suppose that!
had received no lasting injury, but 1 assuro
you that it put an end to our fun that night.
The joke had been turned upon us when we
least expected it, and AO went borne, feeling,
rather done for. The story soon got out,
and for a long time Bill went by the name
of Mr. Devil.—Porter'* Spirit of the Time*.
£5T In a stump speech somewhere out
west—tbe usual locality—a windy orator
recently got up before an assemblage of his
intelligent countrymen and said
"Sir, after mueb consideration, examina
tion and reflection, 1 bare calmlv, deliber
ately and carefully come to the determined
conclusion—that in cities where population
is very large there are a greater number of
men, women and children than in eitie* where
population is less. And I firmly believe
there is not a man, woman, or child in all
this vast assembly that has reached the age
ot fifty or upwards, but has felt this peein
'I,r feeling rolling through his breast tor
G^-A Quakeress, jealous of her husband
watched his movements, and one morning
actually discovered the truant hogging and
kissing the servant girl. Broadbrim saw
tbe face of his wife ns she peeped through
tbe half open door, and rising with all the
coolncss of a general, thus addressed her:
"Betsey, thee nad better quit pwplsi, or
thee will eause a disturbance in tMHamy."
the boat's side came in contact with
you are used to warm fluids and forth- something, and Larkin sprang from the
with we heard a "splurge" as if a gourd boat with his hoavy feet upon the ice. I
hnd found its way into a pot of boiling bom- started up, and calling upon (he men to make
iny, and then came a splash and a cry, not fast the boat to the ice, followed.
such a one ns we hnd expected to hear,but oue We ran to the dark spot on the centre of
of Bill's real genuine squalls, on the highest I the mass, and found two littlp bovs—the
key. We all ran in, and saw the hot water head of tbe smaller nestling in the bosom of
dripping down from Bills cranium, while ho the larger. Both were fast asleep The
was stamping around like mad, tearing the lethargy, which would have been fatal hut
horned cap and false face from his bead for timelv rescue, had overcome them. Mr.
Jane, the mischievous little elf, standing up Larkin grasped one of tho lads, cut off his
by the cupboard, laughing as though she shoes, tore off his jacket, and then loosening
would go into spusins. Fortunately, Bill his own garments to the skin, he placed the
chilled child in contact with his own warm
body, cnrefully wrapping over him his great
coat, which he procured from the boat. I
did the same with the other child and we
then returned to the boat and the men par
tiallv recovered, pulled slowly back.
The children, as we learned, when we sub
sequently had the delight of restoring them
to their parents, were playing on the ice,
and had ventured on the cake which had got
jammed into the bend of the river, ten miles
above New York. A movement of the tide
This is an admirable illustration of the
philosophy of th* bogus Demooaacy towards
the Republicans. T»oy jmrpetmte all kinds
of rascalities and enormities, and when they
find the Republicans peeping in on them,
they torn round and tell us to keep quiet, or
we shall eause a disturbance in tne family,
tu miMit um
The valiant Stand for ultra Republicanism
in Massaohnsetta, at tho late eloetion, from
which serious eonseaoenoes to Mr. Bank*
were apprehended, (by the leaders of the
movement,) is provoking the mirth of the
viotorions party at its amasing result. The
straights, in all the State, mustered 145
votes. A waggish Boston correspondent of
the Springfield Republican says their con
dition reminds him of the inustration in
Pansfc. A little boy is seen holding a big
dog by the collar. Three young ladies ap
proach, and this dialogue ensues
Boy—"If you please, in% was vou look
ing for n little dog
Yeong Ladies—"Yes! Ob, yest"
Boy—"Was it a spaniel, mum
Ladies—"Oh!, yesl amoitbeantiful span
iel. with very long ears!"
Boy—"An then mum, it's the same as
flew at master's big dog here, wot's bin an*
v 1
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MBflnco n MnLA»CLM^T
Philadepfclnl* not in KM Jen** tut in
asmuch a* to get to PWMbhfcin y§« miM
go through New Jorscr, and an whan ym
have got to Philadelphia, yon ham got oM
of New Jersev, the sensation of the 4it
gusted traveler on entering ltiiladelphia^'
always a pleasurable one. The most mv
ticeabla thing on tbe route to Philadelphia^
via Camden and Amboy Railroad, is tho
throng of Jursoy infants of all sixes, who.
as soon as they can run alone, are trained
by their savage parents to surround the ears
at every stopping-plate in onprieious honS^i
mid bog tbe passengers for newspapers*—.
Nobody ever gives them any, and tbeir dis
comfit ted yells pursue the train for mile*
people are warned when the locomotive Is
coming, not by tbe bell or whistle, but by
the shrieks and bowlings of the juvenile IM
gars at the last station.
Philadelphia, as a city, runs to SavinM.
Banks and Cemeteries. A Five Cents or
Sixpenny is on every corner, and if yon rfcto
out of town in any direction you pass MX
Cemeteries with handsome gatewavs and tun
inviting prospect beyond. You are iwr|u|a.
ally invited to make permanent investments
of your sixpences or yourself. Dent jot
do it. The streets are so regular that
Bostonian longs to give tbe city a kick,
which shall disarrange the building* ana
make the streets run nowhere, and so give
the town a home look to him and a N«V
Yorker wanders about iu a state of mild be
wilderment, and never comes out where be
wants to, by reason of making from forco
of habit a metropolitan calculation for lec
The parks are a feature, and are fuller
foutains with water in them—real water, try
George, which spirts and thereby gives you
a disgusting reminiscence of "New York,
wheiu the fountains seemed to bo labelled
"To be kept dry," nud to be in charge uf
some one who conscientiously obeys orders.
Besides the fountains, tbe parks are stock*
ed with squirrels and deer all alive, and nit
domesticated, like cockroaches in a first
class bourding bouse. Uont ask me what
kind of bovs they have in Philadelphia*—
I'M surol don't know—I'm a New Yorker,
and »*ii*ret hd any «xper'.er.-s» of boys
that would not Stone n quirrel to dealk O
quick as they'd steal a pint of peanuts. But
the Philadelphia boys and squirrels fratern
ize, and the bovs feed the squirrels—New
York boys woufd reverse this arrangement.
1 honestly believe that a Philadelphia boy.
could live with Barnuin's "Happy Familj"
without pulling the monkey's tail or wring
ing the eagle's head off. Just think of it—
a boy, a real boy, living in a eity where their*
are parks full of deer, peacocks and squr
rels, and Guinea bens, and lots of brickbats
and paving-stones lying about, nnd never
sending the latter on living visits to the for
mer—never bringing about an acquaintanOo
between the brickbats and the squirrels—or
the paving-stones so intimate with the pan
cocks that nothing but death could part
them, never pelting the deer with clubs, or
hunting the Guinea hens into corners find
smashing them witb boards. Y'ou don't be
lieve it Of course you don't believe it,
that's why I reccommend Greenwood to
catch a Philadelphia boy nnd put him in tho
museum with tbe other curiosities—he'd bo
a greater wonder than the Fejee Mermaid.
He might put him in the aquarium witb tjw,
porgies. However, 1 didn't see a boy whffe"
I was ther:—perhaps there ain't any after
prss ahd Pi xsrtG.
of rum each, to-nig.'.t, and a month's extra
when you are paid off.' The men bent their
oars, but their strokes were uneaven and
feeble. They were used up by the hard du-
.1J.?w?he tLey did their best, the boat made but little
Do yon mean to say that the pun
tion Is not clearly settled in your mlmitt?—
Let me lay down the law upon the subjelC*'
Life and language are alike sacred. Homi
cide and verbic.ide—that is, violent treat
ment of a word with fatal results to its le
gitimate meaning, which is its life—arealike
forbidden. Manslaughter, which is Am
meaning of the one, is the same as raan'o
laughter which is the end of the other. A pa*
is prima facie an insult to the person yon
are talking with. It implies utter indiffer
ence to or sublime contempt fur his remarks^
no matter bow serious. 1 speak of total do»
pravity, and one says all that is written a^.
the subject is deep raving. I have commit
ted my Belf-respect by talking with such
person. Or speak of geological convulsions^
and he asks me what was tho cosine ot
Noah's ark also, whether tbe deluge warn
not a great deal huger than any modern
A pun does not commonly justify a bldtP
in return. But if a blow were given for
such cause, and death ensued, the jury
would be. judges both of the facts nnd ol tbo
pun, and might, if the latter were of an
gravated character, return a verdict of jus
tifiable homicide. Thus, in a case lately ds
cided before Millor, J. Doc presented Kos a
subscription paper, and urged tbe claims of
suffering humanity. Roe replied bv asking:
"When is charity like a top?" it was in
evidence that Doc preserved a dignified si
lence. Roe then mid, "When it begins.to
hum." Doe then—and not till then—struck
Roe, and bis head happening to strike n'1
bound volume of tho Monthly Rag-Bag sad
Stolen Miscellany, intense mortification (is
sued, with a fatal result. The chief laid
down his notions of the law to bis brother
justices, who unanimously replied—"Jest
so." The chief joined, that no man should
jest so without being punished for it, and
chnrgcd for tho prisoner, who was acquitted,
and the pun ordered to be burned lv the
sheriff. The bound volume was forfeitedaa
a deodand, but not claimcd.
People whe make puna are like wantp^
boys that put coppers on the railroad tracb.
They amuse themselves and other childrstf,
but tbeir little trick may upset a freight
train of conversation for the sake of a bat
tered witicism.
While in a neighboring town two wo^S^
since, we stopped at the village hotel (d*
"warm up," (without whiskey.) Tbe bar
room was unoccupied, and we sat down by
the stove and enjoyed tho pleasure of a bias
ing hickory. Soon the hotel keener enter
ed, and after looking around ^somewhat
mysteriously to us) under the chairs, bench
es, ic., exclaimed: "1 don't see where tho
cuss has got to!" We thereupon asked hin
what he was looking after. "O, nothing,"
said lie "but n black make." Snake, snakel"
exclaimed we "is there a snake in this
room?" (By the wav, we are mightlv
afraid of the varmints.) "Why yes," said
the landlord, "I left one here a few BMB
utes ago." "How large is he?" we asksd,
beginning to feel tquirmith. "0, about
four feet long," was the rejoinder. "And
I guess, continued boniface, "he's under
your seat or under the stove sn.tkes yo«
know, like a warm place." Ths idea was
electrical. We jumped up nnd began to teal
the legs of our panteloons, lest the varmint
had crawled up them unawares. Next wo
put our hands ctrejvlhi into the big pookt*
of our overcoat, to see if there was a lodgsr
there. While in this stato of trepidation,
tbe landlady exclaimed 'here he is,' mnch to
our relief and looking round, the speaks*
held the snake in his hands. Wo fan not
quit* safe now, but onr friend assursd no
his snakssbip was harmlsas and furtlMC
more, that he could not escape.
the ice in motion, and the little fellows were
borne away on that cold night, and would in
evitably hare parished, bat for Mr Lar
kin's espying them as they were sweeping
out to sea.
Boniface now procured a large glass bat
tle, and thrusting tbe head of the saakotS*"
to its month, tho animal worked its way into
its supposed retreat. But owing to thesauli
ness of the bottle nose, this operation lasted
several minutes. Onee in, he of tho dfeefm
ten filled up the bottle with ardent spinas'
and there ten* a squirming,you may believe.
But the struggle was brief. Bad rum was
too much even for a serpent. "Well,"said
we, after witnessing the denovnent, "What
do you intend to do with the snake now,**
"I shall send to him to Boston," was tM
answer, "lean get five dollars for him
there. I have sent several just like him to
the naturalists. And I'll give Jfov two dol
lars a piece for all rou willbring me, if they
are likely ones, Kks this fWlow." Hot be
ing partial toJBao.ftoek ol this di sisiplia^.
ws decline^ to fonish any, andbuldiu&Mr
host good dav, took 9*r departure., wfcen
we visit that "hotel again, we shaft eerta&ply
keep a sharp l«flk-0«t for tnahm.— Wfrow-

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