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' - . , ,,n ' iDoor is open "Jonathan 1 v Why, ho'w, how du ye do T" ; . v " Well, Dorothy, I'm purty well, f -!"-" A seeia'how it's you.'' ' -li t Ji Old man' stops his reading, -' " J,! Old lady quits thesewing; ::' ; , Both remark to Jonathan,1' ,:: .. " (Veil neow how it's blowinc, ThereY going to be some tall weather yet, I sweowV.-J. i v-' - " Salutations over; " Jonathao is mum V. . 1 .Wiehes over aundrytimes , That hewas to hum. ' ', Old folks getting slicpy . uin to noa me neuu j Dorothy suggeHtH.'tlut they ! -; Mad better ko to btid ,v And a prodigious grin lightelh up Jonathan's :'iv .pnygi"f...j V Old folks snoaring Soundly,' Toung folkiTtlow together j i' ) Jonsthan and Dorothy Talking 'bout the weal i.yjM iJonaihan is thinking otuy; ,rv weather. i;ii;:''How to pop the qusatton ; : u . But his heart is thumping so , 4.- - ' Can nardly keep bis Test on. And his tongue cleaveth to the roof of his t ( Dorothy looks slyly ' i. Kijows there's Something coming ; " h .it Looks around at Jonathan- lie feels much like running. " Dearest Dorothy," he cays, And his heart beats faster " Spose that you aud I would go .,. '! Down to Damon Castor. - And get linked in the everlasting bonds of infttriiBOnV.'' ': i - 1- 1 .;'-, V . ' tt ,i.Taar har passed away, , Down within the yalley, . Far away from city, , '' ' ' Street or dirty alley, :f glands a little cottage, " -V(. ... White as snow in March Jonathan and Dorothy Siitinifon the Porch.' ' And half a dosen white hsaded youngsters around thera. , , -i Pittsburg union. I ni - . (From Peterson's Magasiqe.' "PIAYINQ WITH EDGED TOOLS.; . i.'i . BY MARY, W. JANVRI.V, 'Hi, CHAPTER I. " S How strange it is, reader, that there are some who seemed to be loved and pettedllo trifle and ' flirt, ' to ) make , sad havoc, a la Cupid.t in other" hearts, . and never, feel the boy-god's arrow in JLheir own!' ' Seem, I say, for do you belifve that ihey "J escape unharmed! I don't. Never yet was there a little witch of a flirt, who slew scores with the glances of her bright eyes,, but some day got her reward but some dav found herself ir- . rttrievahly entangled in the) merhes , of tne snare woven lor omers, , xet every community has its Helen, for whom couhtless ' Trojan wars on , ' enoaller iiiale- hayd been fought, and 'still will be eh through all coming years, so long, as women are! hewitohing, and the lords of Creation continue' so 'excessively, foolish m to become their victims.' , , ' : And jaow; :.o propoi, story to the point, premising that ' JJ el lie . Winslow was, par ' txcdltn.ee,- the coquette and belle, of the pleasant village , of ' 'Maple ton.1 "-'.y , r I'vtVJ.1-. '! '.' Yei she was no dark, stalely, beauty; Neither had she a slender form Or deli cate features: for the latter was as un classical as possible, as the little ntx re- ., irouut plainly inaicatea; ner nair was hehher ravenv: nor golden, but of .that in definite1 hue poets call1" brown In 'the ehidow and gold in the sun," and' ber eyes neitner duck nor, blue, diu nazei " brown,. To ba sure,1 one : poor fellow, ' whom Nellia had jilted.' said that, for hie : pari be cbuldn't see why .' folks ' called ' Nellie Winslow pretty,' with her red hair . and crey eyea!" But. in the name "of flirtation, how could he ba expected tA be . an unbiased 1 judge' T r.' T . ". 'Certainly, the ffirl was no fairy : 'but , then she had an irresistible V taking way. with' her; that quite stole your heart be . fori, you were aware : in faot, like a cer tain, olilwamor of martial-renownin the ' days, of Grecian 'and Roman ' prbw ess, she ' came, and saw, and conquer .. . . . -. j . w; y,i:.vr v,-.....;; (i Wicked Nellie Is' And tet It wa& Yiot her fault, if the villaee beaux would fall irjf l'oye with Jierj if the clerks would in ist upon carrying home the. bundles, :r (a roll of ribbon, or pair of gloves, perhaps!) wnens soesnoppea. rxettnerwas she to blame,; because the , kcademy students wotilu; call so often, '.'just to leave a book for Miss Winslow, Tennyson's Maud, x Alexander Bmnh's foems," which, per haps, she had expressed a desire taread . nor could she be so u n'.ady like as to say nay, wnen t rederic Jtllison, son of rich old 'Squire Ellison, who' owned the three slor'y brick house on tbe hill, and several well-tilled stores on Winter street, who came home on lunar college : vacations, would invite her; to ride so often , in his new bucey, which was the admiration of ail the village beaux. " ;, But ,at eighteen, despite numberless nirtations, tnd Hie gossips of all the match makers at eiehieen. Nellie was un married, and fancy free, and as ' gay as ever. - j. . - :a : How ihey did talk about her to be sure, Ihe.young. mtnmier, it was said, had glanced . toward Uncle Winslow's pew" ofiener than iwas consistent with Ins calling, until one Sabbath, looking paler and graver than ever, he did not look in that direction, once, even, during three iong sermons ; it was 'ieported, loo, that for the past fortnight, rich pld'bache lor farmer Jankin s span of: black horses head not been, to the gate of uncle Win slow's farm house, and he had actually of fered himself to, and -been accepted bv, the.rich widow Mills, whose farm joined his own ; and then it came out somehow, that the young collegian had been, over heard, late one night, as he walked, home from that same farm house, lo give vent to language neither choice,, nor classical, as he railed at the fickleness of women in general, and at our friend Nellie in par ticular. - And yet, wicked Nellie I Not ft whit thinner or paler grew she, nqi a dance or pleasure party did she forego, not a bit less she Uughed, sang, or ate from which it mav be reasonably infer red. that she had not yet been actually 'in love." . . . , ... CHAPTER H. ' A group ofgir s were gathered on the steps of Maplctdn Seminary ; and Nellie Winslow come slowly down the shady road, conning her French exercise. 0h I Nellie, Nellie I'Vexcfaimed vi vacious Georgie Lorton, hastening to meet tier, and winding her, arm about her, "Let old Allendorf and Corinne alone Just listen t You don't know haw shame fully . Phil Pemberton has been using your name, xou remember, Will Waters in troduced him to vou, at the grove the other afternoon, at his own request, too and he told Will yesterday, that he had found Miss. Winslow a lively agreeable girl, just the one to get up a .flirtation with!'. It's- shameful, I declare. The conceited dandy I Shall we strike his name off the list of invitations to that pic nic, Saturday ? ' . ' Ah so Mr. Phil Pemberton thinksl'm just ttie one to flirt with, does he V re plied Welliej. coming up to -the group, " Well. I hone he'll- find it out to . his satisfaction before long; but, indeed, girl I wouldn't have him omitted from the iin vited for, the world especially, now know i his flattering opinion of me. . think I must show bins how We -. Yankee girls can flirt I'' was her reply in a gay mocking tone although a flush of offen ded pride ' and 'modesty pwntledher cheek, and her eye sparkled with unwon teunre. . . t lood 1" : " Capital l" Won't we have sport '" were the school girl like ex clamations of the froup, 'while Nellie walked slowly . into the seraihary, .with lace suit flushed. . .; - ' . Rut it is quite time the ' reader had been introduced to this young gentleman, whose protenBity for flirtations seemed quite of a piece with Miss Nellie's. ; : Phil Pemberton was the only son o( ft wealthy Southerner,- who, having grad uated at the University of his native state had come North to read law with Squire A-, the somewhat celebrated lawyer of Mapleton t or perhaps, I should say as was nearer the truth, to enjoy life in this quiet rural, village, to ride,;, walk, flirt, or study,' at his own easy, careless, good natured disposition permitted him. Pemberton, had many , noble qualities, .and a generous disposition that made him a general favorite with the youngf men and Academy students of,. Mapleton His happy, care-free, sooial temperament woa many acquaintances. He joined all excursions invited his friend to take a smoke, when in, his, own rooms at the hotel he puffed sway at a German wear tciaum, with his feet elevated at an angle of forty-five degree or, with tbe, fastest trover and lightest phmion ' from Allen's, livery stable, dashed away on a drive'' to the pleasant suburbs of the village. i , .Thus it was..th3t the, young c.men declared Pemberton " a deuced . good fellow but the ladies hoy with them ? H Well, certainly, if it be trup, as rome oody has said-, that time is tobe reckoned .'by deeds, not years,' V'thea indeed had f f-kp-t v-rr)-,.- ..j ..:,...f , v,-:.: v...; i: ;-;.:. .";.'.:,; STEUBEN VILlC 01110 WEDNESDAY,' Phil Pernberton . lived a whole- '.age ,;in Cupid's camp during the feyr first month's of liis Stay id Mapleton ; for slready ''had he made the acquaintance of numberless pretty girU;' flirted for. the whole spaced! a fortnfght with black-eyed Belle EreTich; driven down to tbe beach -with Geor gie Lorten ;' taken countless moonlight strolls and sails' with Katy ..Winn ;' and now; " last not least," turned his roving heart to INellie Winslow. : - Certainly this was; .as. some one ex pressed it, " doing -business on the high pressure principle; he nau already shown much greater proficiency in the" arts 9 flatfery and flirting than in conquering the lore of Coke ,orBlack8tone. -t. ; Reader, emale flirts are 10 be expected iii this world o( ours for lias it not, from time immemorial, been laid down as an axiom, that a woman has no higher am bition than lo add to the list 0? her vic tims, until tbe poor maligned beings, have no Alternative but to flirt in self-defence? But from a male flirt " aliv$r us 1" Was there ever so pitiable an object- such a perfect anomaly of creation ! -: Never had sweet Nellie Winslow looked ovelier, or more saucy or piquant, than on the day of the pic-nic. . It was amus ing to- watch the quiet gleam of mischief, sparkling' in the' merry girl's eves, as, with a very demure air, she accepted the invitation which made her Philip rem berton's partner for the, day. Her words, I il learn him how we Yankee gttu can flirt 1" seemed in a fair way to become fulfilled. .'- , i. ' How very gay Nellie Winslow is to day J" ejaculated haughty, black-eyed Belle French to Eva Dustin ; for my part I don't see how she can swallow what he said about her, and laugh and chat with mi a. .1 k . bim so. one can t have any pride " Oh,' you let Nellie alone for ' that, replied Eva. If she , don't read , that conceited fellow a lesson, before sne done with hirr, then I'm greatly miata hen. that's all" Now, reader mine, please don't fancy Nellie a wild, hoydenish romp, who, in order lo (-ratify her spirit of mischief. and be revenged on the person who had expressed so public nn opinion of her, compromised herself in any way, either by meeting, or openly encouraging his advances Oh, no. Nellie was hone such She understood herself ant the game she Was playing ; she knew just how far to advance without crossing the Rubic'an of maidenly modesty to show a faint man ifestation, so faint that it could hardly be called a preference, and .yet certainly could not be construed into dislike just when to " " : " Givtf a side glance and look down." Ah I yes, indeed! artful Nellie Wins low's eyes were wide open that ,day, I'll warrant. ' ' .' '.,'';- ' . ' And so,' before the da; spent in the dirff, ' shady'' old woods was over, Phil Pemberton . was out generaled or, in plain English, over head and ears in love," much to-the delight of the school girl clique, and, doubtless, to the satisfac tion of Wellie, as she bestowed a parting, mischievous glance upon the merry.jet when her Bmitten cavalier handeo! her to his carriage to drive ber home to her father's low-roofed farm house. . . '' Month after month went by : and still V pleasure excursion, walk, ; or long moonlight ride,' Philip Pemberton was the constant attendant of Nellie Winslow. Thus the peasant summer time 'passed ; and autumn came with gold and crimson vestures for the woods, and softer, hazier beauties to the sky ; and still the gay girl was playing a dangerous game with her own heart, and still the. Southerner lingered at her side.' Was it possible that what he. had been' commenced in jest had gtown into reality T that' the snarer bad become entangled In ber own net?: Could it be his coming that bro't the flush to Nellie's cheek, or the'sparkle to her eye I ' And poor Phil's, too T Was he a victim to his own - folly T "What would people say ? The proud, .wealthy Southerner in love with an humble village girl ? Ah. yes, it was certainly a decided love-case ' with" the poor fellow I ." . " And now began a struggle between love, and the bride . which, theuoh not inherent in his nature, had been ' fostered by Lis aristocratic birth and, teachings. It need scafce be told which i conquered, One evening, he eat in the little parfor of the. farm house, with the brilliant light of the harvest moon stealing in and weaving quaint, shadows upon the carpet,' and talked softly and tenderly to the fair girl beside him there..' ., ; ;' ' Nellie,-4 and- his voice trembled as he closed such a long, long stoiy as thous and of lovers have told before under the gdl den. moonlight, " Nollie, have you no word for me r v s v The girl djd not v reply. She eit at the window," bathed, in moonlight, the personification of provoking calmness nd Indifference.' Pemljerton could not read her face. An awkward pause fol lowed. At length the silence, . and. his own feeling's, bscame insupportable and ; vT!v,-i .-i he seized a little white hand, that was in tempting proximity to his own, :,t "JMtss VVinslow Nellie, I- leave-.this village. soph.'.'. My father summons me home a sudden illness but may I " not return sonie day to claim this hand. Nel lie; have 1 Vainly loved you ?", Had that gay girl consulted her own heart then, she would have spoken , the- ...... , 1 , . 1 . , . wora mat coutu nave Qnsureu oer Happi ness; but the old mood was 'too strong upon her, her love of revenge triumphed, In, a gay, bantering tone she said, And pray, ,10 wbat umooked for cause may . I , attribute 'So favoiabte. a change in, Mr. Pembert'on's once avow- ed'sentiments toward Miss Winslow? He looked toward ber with a surprised air. ... .... ,:'. ; ' '' ' A wicked light danced in her bright eyes, and sue snook ber curls saucily; drawing awy her hand, ' ; 1 " Has, then, your memory jrrown so treacherous and is your opinion so fickle that 'just the girl to flirt with,' becomes ' just the giil to love)' I cannot, tinder stand such a metamorphose..' How do I know but Mr. Pemberton is ' "flirting stilt r . - . '-.-.' In an inptant it flashed upon htm. , He bit his lips in vexation, and his hot, Southern blood, rushed through his veins WJiat could he say in selfdefehce T , But after a moment's pause," he vehemently exclaimed, . .: , ' " Nellie, I acknowledge that I did not utter that ; hut hear my defence, or rath er my excuse. I came to your village a thoughtless, conceited fellow, who imag ined his heart impenetrable to all shafts ; you were pointed nut to me, as a professed triner with, your loers, and, in a ' ma ment of vain boasting, I sa(d what reach' ed your ears. But what the sequel has been you know I I have fondly hoped, Irom your manner, that you were not trifling with me. Nellie, 1 love you and I cannot think you would play a part with me. . ror my fault, I ask absolution Let us be true with each other," and again he took her hand. lheevil spirit ol miscbiet was not exercised; for the girl rose; went to a distant seat, and threw herself down with wearied air, " Now, don t hurry one so 1" she said, drawing a long breath, You are positively fatiguing I'7 " Miss Winslow,"1 and this time, his voice took a. quickened tone, 1 miss Winslow, "pardon nfe, if I say I ttra in no joking mood to night, I cannot endure intolerable suspense. Nellie, lor once, be earnest, be. true, lay aside bantering I cannot hear it! Nellie, tell me 1 am not indifferent to you 1" and he crossed to where she sat. " . . . ; ,. ; There came a little pause so profound thH "the beating of their own hearts was nlnhe sound they heard ;" and then fol lowed a light, provokingly sarcastic reply, " Keally, nr.; femoerion, tor your proffered kindness I am grateful but from the honor you intend me, 1 beg to be excused! Mercy I how do I know but you would weary of me and get mej sent off lo Botany Bay or Utah city, Or somewhere pleading only 1 a little fltrta lion.' and then turn your attention to some other little flin t' Thank you I but I think I'll continue in the old beaten path a little longer," and she fell to. watching the moonlight sifting, down through, the vine leaves at the western window. ' '' "- ; Certainly if Nellie .Winslow intended "her words for tray banter, and .thought .. . . . ' .,1 ..mi v....?'- mat remoerton wouia sue sun . luriner for her favor, she was decidedly disap pointed. A brief silence was . followed by a lew cold, quiet, . sarcastic worus ' Miss Winslow, my eyes are opened. Thank heaven, before U is too late, I "am hot the dupe of a coquette."' ' la another moment the girl aat alone with the moonlight alone with the mem ory of words she would have given wcfrlds to nave recalled., . r,' .CHAPTER IV, When next day, it was told that the first morning train bore f tulip Member- ton from Mapleton, the usual quoTitam $ujjkit of gossip was set afloat, while Belle French, was , heard , .to exclaim, ''Well. anybody could' have foreseen just- hew it would have terminated. Uf course his-intentions was not serious 1 - But Nellie no one was a whit the wiser for a word she told them J for she wisely kept her own counsel ; One day there came a sad report, that spread, like wild fire through . Mapleton; There had been a terrible steamboat dis aster on one of the Southern1 rivers, and many killed and Wounded. Philip Pern berton's name was published among ' the list of the latter reported " dangerously injured." The sad news was read first, at merry afternoon party, , where Nellie had been extravagantly gay. Will Waters came in with the open paper in his hand It fell like ft thunderbolt on the gay cb Cl.-' j- .;.v... iv.; ' r 1 " Poor follow I" Po'or Pomberton." Will ha die!" "Does it say danger ously injured 1". went from lip to lip,' ', ",Yee, replied Will, reading the ,r ticle aloud, " perhaps fatally injured ';,-vf r' ,;.;;; '-,;v, : FEBRUARY 18. 1857. V U is a sad thing. Phil was splendid feiiow." . ; : : ;''.",:;. ., .,.. All gave utterance to expressions of sympathy, ave Nellie; yet her, cheek paled, ner lips ' quiveredr there was a 11-' " ' ! .' L ' ' . awaiiowing as 01 somejning 111 ner in 1 oat ; and I, who knew her well, sa w ho w she suffered. That night as we walked home together under the. starlit skies, there was a revelation made. " '' Nellie, this is very sad news," I ven tured. 'V I-'. :: ' ; . i ... The barrier of pride and reserve was broken-down. . . , , .. '! " Dreadful ! dreadful !'.' she passion ately exclaimed. ! Il ' is killing me to know that I sent him ' away that it was I. who killed him !'.' and her hand tightened on my arm". : : ," Nellie, you loved Pemberton. and yet rejected him -!" ' ' ' , , Yes, yes I ,What began m banter, grew to be earnests I gratified my own folly and coquetry at the expense of hap piness. And now to hear to hear ' but she broke down til rushing tears. PoorjNellie ! how very like to many another, who, for the momentary-gratification of an ignoble spirit of mischief or coquetry, has cast away her happiness and with her .own hands digged a grave for hope and love ! still carrying into the world a smiling face, but alas ! a withered heart... ' .' ' ; .'".'.,. Poor . ; Nellia 1 If her penance was wrought out by suffering, then was hers. For weeks she lay in the delirium of brain fever ; and it was pitiful to listen to herself upbraiding? ; for she saw him dy ing, and accused herself of being his mur derer; and when she rose from, that sick bed, and gazed from the little parlor win cows, tne snows without were scarce whiter than her cheek, and the naked trees and jealiess shrubs scarce more dreary or withered than her own heart. CHAPTER V. And now, perhaps it might be more in consonance with the style of modern ro mance writers, were I to represent mjr heroine as growing thinand shadowy,1 till she. died of a broken heart. But I shall do no such thing ; for in this very mailer of fact sort of world, everybody, let them suffer never so keenly, does not find time to die for love. No, in the ceaseless round of active du ties, they must forget or if not forget, crush back the memory of a first sweet dream and toil on ! . Three years passed, when all Mapleton was thrown into excitement, by the am val at the village hole! of no less a , per sonage than Phil PemberUn. Various reports, and '.' they says," - immediately started upon their rounds. One said he had cqme Norih, to win a brido, the fair daughter of Judge Denning, in an adjoin ing city, where of old he had visited ; another cpntradioted the story; but all agreed in pitying tbe poor fellow whose right arm hung shattered and helpless at bis side, for in that ten ible steamboat disaster, he had . received an Injury that maimed him lor life I Poor .Nellie! Her cheek grew paler than ever, when they spoke of his engagement ; but tears sprang to her brown eyes, wheu they told her of his withered arm and palid face. Well irwent on for a week. ' He had called on all the old friends, chatted with the girls who were married, and tossed their babies on his knee, still. retaining mnch of his old geniality, they said; but INellie alone was neglected.. And .then it was reported that he had left Mapleton : and that without calling on her. , Une day, JNelite aud I were together in'"Chesnut Grove," at the twilight hour. Already the vouncr moon stood hicrh tn Ihe eastern heavens, like a silver trim eter hung aloft; but the' sun had not wholly sunk in the west, and the golden arrows fell slant through the long, dim forest aisles. A little brook gurgled on its way, leaping, prattling, like a happy child and the oiiole twittered in the branches overhead. ' . .':,. V We bad been talking talking all that long, bright summer s afternoon t but Nellie studiously avoided that which lav nearest ' her heart. Just then, when the sun dipped hie kingly, head behind the rim of the western horijon, and one last golden beam lingered on Nellie burnish ed hair, just then, and to this day I can't account for so a propos a happening, ex cent pn the principle that " it is always darkest before the dawn,", at that hour, when the sweet girl s thoughts were sad dest, a thin, pallid hand,white and deli cate as a lady's, parted the' branches away from" the little nook where we eat, followed by a form and faoe I had seen often within the past week, but on which Nellie had not looked for three long years. Phil Pemberton was before her 1 -' Reader,' I remembered, instantly, that my strs w hat and a copy of ''Mrs. Brown ing's Poems," had been left on the other side of the brook,, and 1 set off to recover them, mentally resolved not to return. Of cotirso, 1 never knew how It'ca; about. -How they got over embarrassing pauses, broken sentences, and Awkward ness of their encounter. ' Nor how proud ! ! Phil Pembenton ever cooled down his hot -::n- ':?..:'. It ; ' , - ' 1 ' VOtUiME 3. NUMBER'- . Southern blood to again become the 'dupe of a.coquette.' Nor whether" Nellie'in dulged in blushes and tears, or allowed the endearments reconciled lovers are apt iq inuuige in, in nmuar situations, uui this 1 dp"ffhoW, mat she sought me that night, ere she slept, and wept while she 101a a story 01 recoverea iove ana nnppi- . r 11 ;l nepsj with . blushing cheek; nor cpuld I, as she "went forth with, that new, deep joy in ner nean, reirain. irom uttering in- j.. t 1 -r 1. . : " ul.lntniil it l ammntt ... tht a nttaA !' ' I .v,u,iv,iii,j, uiutou iu tuu usivibu . , I When the news came out that' Nellie Winslow was the bride Phil' Pemberton was to take to his sunny Southern home, the old ladies and spinsters held a solemn inquisition at the " Mapleton Sewing Cir cle," before which old aunt Winslow was duly srranged: and " railroad and steam boat disasters, and " yaller fever, k and the manifold dangers peculiar to a journey .J' .. n a m FI... 1.' .f tk!. ..n.l. s uui, iii hum ui hup, iiicis i was Bad havoo made by the elect brides- maids among silks and muslins : or, as Phil said, thread and needles, and sets- sors, una pncKeu nngers sunorea some ;. and there came a creat call for blonSe lace and white kids at the village stores ; auu hi lengm an preparations were com- pleted; and ihe wedding morning came, I . 1 1- II I. But l shall not linger to ten 'bow " sweetly " (he bride was said to look, in lancy muslin and white veil and rose buds ; nor how gentle and sad-she was when she came down the steps, in her neat travelling disss, leaning on her hus band, and gave the last tearful aditux ere he handed her to the carriage, which was to bear them away. Some said, as the wedding party stood there, waving their handkerchiefs down the street, that she looked out from the canisge to return the greeting; but it. was the pet belief of others, and they were right, that, instead, I she was shedding happy tears npon her 1 husband's Bhoulder. . , ,' " ' '. T IV. II !. . -II "'' t'l. L.J eii,, ii was an over i neuie nau gone out from home, where she had loved and suffered, young and happy bride, and the benison of every heart went with nor ; but, reader mine, that was a dan- gerous experiment that came nigh ship- wrecking ber happiness : and it is not a I- way that fate unites the separated, or that discarded lovers will plead anew ; nor does every flirtation end as happily as did Nellie Winslow's. . - Is not our morale evident ? If you I wish to eicspe unharmed,' "Do nothan- dlt tdgtd toolt .'" " ' . '' , Paying the Printer. . Genteel reader The ponder ologic ally I overwhelming guvasculatzing extract from khe mirifip records of antiquity which fol- ows, is, if the Almanac lie not, an ex- tract trotn a venetHble manuscript found in an antiquated bake oven, 'explaining m T . .i tbe origin of the manner in which prin- tersar generally paid:. . And Skinflinter, the mighty ruler of the squash-headsj braving, called his chief of- ficors together commanded them thus : vo ye mto all iny dominions, and command my people, to gather together tneir treasures, even to a larimog, ana pay all their debts even the very small est." - . ": .-- .".' The officers did as they were comman ded! nu A"6!' certain time the ruler cal led them again unto him. and demanded Mmied; but we haven chivalnc.enthu r it,m v.. t.i k... k siastio regard, for plain women! . We erved . ' ' ' ' - - rih miffhtv Rkinflini.r " it,. rvi;ai- "your commands were heard throughout tha innrt anil In ti Art . fnr vtmr nannla . ----- - i rr are obedient. , , . "And every .defy paid t" ' "Yes, even the smallest. " " Are the merchant, the manufacturer. the laborer paid I All paid." " Are tne tooaoco ano wnisxey dius .a a .t t 1 11 e settled r.' ".All, all." " And have my people been provident! have they laid up a sufficiency lo feed their cats and dogs !" " Yes they have even done this.' " Well, ray people are worthy. Now go ye again unto them, and if there" be anything left tell them, to take it and pay m printer r iW Good men are human suns ! They brighten and warm wherever they pass Fools oonnt them mad till death wrenohes open foolish eyes they are not often sung by poets when .Ihey die but 'the hearts they heal and theit own are their rich reward on earth, and their place Is high in heaven.-, . ,wv.. ,; . r-; . ,. i i T. Don't vou. think my eyes .look quite killintr' this morning 1": said a dan- dy to a smart girl ; and' be twisted his vissionsries in a most cruel and fasoina- ting manner; ." They remind me, laid the damsel, M ora coonsn aying oi tne iooihaohe.,; i .' , V 'AST Avoid argument ' with the ladles, lit rpinning ysrni anwj ef'k' e4 ', s man is sure to get twisiad, sad is In din ger of netting doubled t and when a man is doubled and twisted, he may be consid ered as wound np.' " .:-.v rViyWBins v . Men of one Idea, ; It has lieen our"? fortune' more ' tfY art once to encounter men whose ,. minds eemed so thoroughly permeated ami per. yaded bv one idea, that, whatever topic might be broached in conversation, would be sure to bring in their pet notion. We reoollect a farmer Wbo may serve as sn .. " - d illustration. His hubby, . strange, as "U may eem. was com prised m the plebeian worrj gausage," ; U.t these ne used an "... ' . . . MUS'lV HI III SUUI dCtU TO. S JdrgO '.UlldUIIIT, ill. t . f I I . ! ;iii cK.anro nf fn1 iliamo-.Wnr ii,v 0f ull commendation, so far from keeping out of sight tbe stuff which bad aided hhn to competence, was somewhat too forward -in obtruding il upon his "ac quaintances. . '." , , , " Good mofaing, Mr. Jones, sld wr. on one occasion. t me weather we are having just now.? .! . I I- weamer we nava lor making auaaes. If things turn out well, I shall : have h hundred pounds to . carry to markeu- You wouldn't like a few, would you 7' We hastened to mlorm him that our larder was fullv sunclieJ. and not feelins? narticularly interested in the turn he had given the subject, enueavorea to oroacn another topic. 5 ' '; ' . . . : ,' ,' , The Allied find it a difficult matter to take Sebastopol, Mr. Jones. ' I suppose you have read the latest account! from the seat of-war T' ' .''',: i'' ".''-? V n .... . . " The Busiiians have gained a' decided ' victory. It is thought, however, 'that there is a possibility of the supplies being nut off. so that the garrison will . be compelled, by fear of starvation, to capiU ulate." "; -, -.'''. . You don't ' say so 1" returned" 3f fi Jones, " 1 wonder," he continued, after a cause, his eves lightinir op with a hew and brilliant jdea, wonder whether it wouldn't be a good sperulation to, send" si . .' Ik .Mhl cargo ot sausages to oeoastopoi i j;nere ain't nothing more wholesome, and; ff they are in . danger of' being starved out they'd be likely to pay pretty well." " We ventured to suggest that the allied squadrons wonld be a trifling obstacle In the way of this otherwise feasible plan. The next time we met Mr. Jones,' was after the death of his wife. There wis sorrow in his eye, and black crane on his hat. Our sympathies were touched."'? "Mr. Jones." said we. we have' heard of your misfortune. It is indeed a heavy eross to bear, but jrou'muat sum- mon. up all yonr fortitude.",. . . ; You don't know.'Vsaid he. graspW our hand, "how muoh. - You never caa know, 8uc1i a treasure as she was-, said he, concealing his face in the folds of his red bandanna. "I thou ntver tret . y- - any body that can make tausagei like ' her never F ' '' ; ' , '" Mr. Jones seemed overpowered by nie grief-and walked sadly away.""' We felt that we conld offer no adequate consola- tion to one whoso sorrow proceeded from . such a cause, and did not attempt H. Plain Women:--We like homely wo-, men. we do not carry me peculiarity lar enough to include the hideous or positive ly ugly i for since, beauty and money are me only capital tne worm win recognize. .t it' f in women, they are more to oe pnied than never, saw one who was not modest sod : i ' ' . - . . i i a unassuminr ami eweet tempered, ana sei- dom came croas on who was not virto. uuo, wiu uu uu , kvuu utoii , aware early in life of beauty by. the slight attentions ei tne opposite aex, vauuy ana affectation never take root in theic heartti See them in the street or in the church,. and they are always' the same : and the I smile which ever lives upon the face ie not forced there to faccmate, but is the spontaneous sunshine reflected from a kind heart a flower which takes root in foul nd blooms upon the lips. in. Pmn eBPecl psMion. riam women make good wives, good mothers. cheerful homes and.happy husbands. , ; 3T He who marries for beauty only, '. is like' a buyer of cheap furniture -the - 'i . . i i n 1 . - varntsn tnat caugni tne eye wm nor, eu dure the fireside blaie. '-. 1 ' ; ". '' 3T, If you wish to know . what are the " nps and jdowns of life,' got drunk some day when the sidewalks are covered ' with -ice. '.''"::"..'' ; v' r The Piceynne says,' the' best substitute for food is victuals. ThysU. Icins have recommended other ..thing, but this is the only .one we place ny con gjenct ai x .. ''-tv. ' I The wearing of hoons by the Ji- dies has ineressed coopers.' wb-os f1y I cents a" dav. Should they lay EtiJa " artinciBI oiunnos, il i e-i , ..j . . rr , . . . i . . ... ... that vermillioa would fall in vsks r half. fr " What woulJ I fei.o," CI... I.. T Uk t,tA rn mnlhnr hs.-ir to earth, for one day. to her y ' on my knees for all thoes sots r? t i . i Z civs her gentle spirit pam ; ... 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