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OSKALOOSA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1860.
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JHE LEAP YEAR PARTY.
BT MA.BT B.mBU.
"" -4Iv brenkinir off in the
$f mtTn- Grace, V
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"A leap year aii i
Yes. this i Iep Jr, o I mean lo
have 'wme fun oat of it I will ivue
wTiia.iousfor u ball to tdr ladies ; each
oae kliaU then sclt-ct Ui en)em.u lle
will escort, call fur him, bring him lire,
faravk his bouquet, and give him her
-ara to enter the room. The Unie
:shl! jnvite the gemlfmi-n to danee.
Mt-loTe to them, nana the refresh-
P ients at sapper, ami dually escort the
p, ' '"dear creatures' home."
"It will be fplemlM ! Of coHrse ilieit
. IT 'is o ohjec.ion mwdu to a eri"' pn
-peal. if any of the ladies are so in-
"Not at all. Now to mke a list, ami
j. then get pa to consent. Come !"
" Mmlge Cxrlton was the iayet iiule
f brunette that ever tlutteted. buUeifly-
Jike. amoB!i the floweis of nociely.
Ijjfr Ma.!sje was an heiress, a coquette, not
Wst flirt, for ie Would not iiieiiliniallr
I' Je wounded any one for world; hui
she eoatd nut help lein pK-ised Willi
attention, ami showing he wa pI:iM-iJ.
was tiny. Iieauiltil, spuLIing,
loinir, and lowlv
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, w iM1J"r VIIVII linu vwj ., o
j -dniirers he hadacore4 hut theie
were two meu who had ma. It u ilir4irt
of their life to love this bright
little Hidie. One loved hoiteiullr.
, earnestly endeavoring n win a re'urii
Tlie other loved sadlv. filenllv, not du-
in'to woo the tiny fairy.
Harry "Well wa handsome, talented,
t--ricu,agnod dancer, a perfect gentleman,
; and a gay idler in iksh ion's Iihbiiis.
Lawrence Hayes was al-o uleiitd. but
'quiet and reserved He had been air.
Carlton's clerk for sevn years.'wfa had
oved Madge when she was a winsome
l. u -
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his idol, lie was poor. hy. anil promt ;
aitdscuuld not swop to try to win the
heiress, but he looked on when Harry
Wells coHrted her, trying o think he
should be lianpr if she married and was
happy ith his rival; cruhing bark l.i
own anient, unselfish love into hopeles.
Which did Madge prefer ? She Inew
thee men loved her. Lawience had
never spken.yet with a womauV quiek
ius'inct she fell his love. She flirted
gRylt wiih Harry, rode with htm. wall
ed'wiih him, accepted hi alteii.ioiis:
yet, with a perfecly frank. eay manner,
"she kep a wall tif ice between Ham
and lier1f; and while hi could not u-11
what prevented him, he still felt that
he had best not tempt hi fonune t-i.
She was not s free witli Lawience.
Gay. lugl.ing, and ladiaut, she had ;t
pretty, hy mnnm-r hen alone wi h
liin. He atlribu ed it to his own ten
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vears seniority, and longed fi il.e
l.t- .j;.i. ....rcl,u r,,',Uie.Ii...,niien on a pi.re oi Mier ami u.-
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mmn HurrF'To arlii.u lie uollVersed
with her, drawing out the tre.re. ol
a well-stored mi.rd,and a pun-, womanly
l.Mrt l.;.I.In mwl-r !,r .! manner.
he'sTgheU lo think how guit w.Ml.r
trxsnre lie toveied. Cornel imei. lie
ci-llic tic i inct-t. -.-,. ...... -
ushed novertv C4iuhl eome t hi em
ployer. that he might gnther his trea -
ure close loJiis heart shield i.er innn
everv sorrow, and prove in advv.rM.y
prove in aiivv.it.y
his gn-at Ioe,
tr '.1 .. .1 -.-.. ri
UHUfl ii.c 9-TV
serve of his maimer,
this burning passion,
None ? M.i Ige
... It waft Xw i!iiiu; 4
f tin 1 ill M-r-
rier laughter was nevi r heanl. brighter
kvh, than flioM" in Mr.
ASmUmm's parlor, on t1.e"e.euinjif tl
m if. . -..II a rr..m, .
L ."-pjrar oa.. - 6y ?r - Vj-
4 p-pje was coUered m-.r lie-
f who'was ,be brightp. pvlcr then,J
Lawrence wa-fclwd her from l.i..rner
Where lie stood loving with sonP8 orna
men's npn tSe m-htle-piece. Harry
wa. as HsuaS in snch scenes, close be
"Miss" Carl-.m." said "Mr. Hirdrng.
. one ef 4he gronp arttuud M-tde. "ijieie
,is one Vo di ion in your invi a ion not
Mompt mi wnn VI
In le.1 ! Rehelli w' in his enmp
IKI down I What I
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' "SI k'ug ! Jo lbe wall an ex on
rle-? Mr Har'Hngwill vou ak' mv
iarm ijr a pnawenaoe i
Mr 'H-THing bwed do n fr...n 1
ft" iit- , ntiihi itr tt ti ..... .
...V.. il.r do no-!" echo-d Z4.v,.tnUtlie family?"
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,. ioeswe nun. ano men- iirx-u
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A'o, ittikir.jniw- , j.
fffr ". jr,ssdrlfnn. are you ill V , "" """. T. '" " "l'""" 'TV ""' .""
fe-Ni-amskb. -NotiHwleny to jnm ,he babv Oymg
t--ta rwpu. milT Every Kalyre. - dm.pled cheek, so m,U.d
SikjWled at aWe'a pretende.1 lo- fr.e iba o; m.alM-r C.mld not caU:,.
rfjpfTg.' " v " rr ii up and hide u m her bosom, and
WSS'-Ll .-l li-l..' "lake roar . h l';rk- back into life?
lsSil !". - . ...... :n
partners r tbe fni' qaadrille.'
ajere.a plenty in HiiiiHg anu
baex,pleadert puw ngKe.
tm a third .ar fovnli invitajioii
hWZrmi WIk -wnuhl
fl:tling'frem fraet to- Rmt.' findinir
places for dancers, and wTib merry
prscr putting bashful folks al ease, in
troducing couples, prompting timid
girls.carrrinp smiles, very where, leav
ing a sireak of sunshine wherever she
weni. She stood before hiraT,lThei:miIe
died nat.-and she hlusliederimson.
"If r Jlays, shall J have j EJMgWtMJMP:?"!
ofManebigfie-irst ijiiSBfinT!iTet"the genii
Lawrence bowed. offered his arm .and
led hor lo a place. He ilionijht.
''This is her duty-dsnre. Site knows
I am grave, and would not win the ad
miration of the gay beauties here, so
her kind heart prompts her to dance
once with me.
Harry? was 'linden's next partner :
then Lawrence again ; .then again thro
limes, hut others came between, aud
Lawrence sighed asj noticed how gv
and clmttv she wh with others, how
timid, quiet, nnd reservi d with him.
The evening sped on , it was quite.
late, aud -par' of the gusts had taken
I heir departure, borne, however, vet
lingered:,'djincing in lite large parlor.
In a little hhrarvon the same floor as
the ball room. Lawrence was silting
alone, when a fairy -like figure stood
"Truant !" said Madge, "what an-
yoH doinr hep?""
"Have you mied me? There was
a d-en thrill in his heart, a.iremor in
Oh!" said Midge.gnyly. ' vom wish
to r mind me of my omission. I have
danced with yon. handed yon ires. s-nt
you a b queL.,bnt I have not made love
to you. Shall 1 bngin ?" .
Tiiere was a deep silence. The merry
uords she had u-ed to wan y of her
guests failed Madge now. His eyes
were fixed npon lier sorrowfully, lovingly--
She softlv crept up close to him
smyinjr in a low lone.'
H started Iwck.
No ! no ! do not iriflf with me ! do
not male a j?t of my hue ! My love !
Oh ! Madge, do rot leirpl me to "
A strong man wqs Lawrence, hut a
great. wnmn; mum iuinanei mm.
"Do you love me, Lawrrnre?"
"Love you I Madge ! Madge. I have
Io-ed vou for seven jears better than
She still crept closer to liim. till her
bright head was pillowed on his broad
chest Was it still a j.t. a girlish freak?
Lawrence ! Lawrence !"
1 1 was leap year.nnd she nestled close
to him as. 'aring his fate, he poured
obI the full flood'of hi love in strong,
bunting words and ihe merry heart
was bound to his. the nnv form was
clasped c:loe in lii arms, the wools f
.-ve wi-re echoed at the oati given in
'fH-mi m ' eurt rf a Icatkai tlw
,BT VIBCIKIA F. TOWK8E5D
We pausd a BKiment lo r ad ll:ee
words, as we pasM-n ny. me rt-
in the window tf -a roeerv store some
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when- it, the great heart ... the ei
.! wj. have called ' ft " "r
A'l le " l,"l ,,:".r,,,r -''P
f IPr werelik- ly?'""";"
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. .anu uiev were line a nunn- i "-
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to and fro m the sui atve
m tr.-iv it ivrlllt-M. I ill iini'i.
'sotem'l. H'lai semen.', wuieo oiu- -
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lone cje mi irnapura.su " "-' ""
hi.die-t and the lowes ? and where was
the home whoso .window were darken
.d ni.il the Voice inf Kliovc HiHIC JXSV
iiiisl e.l u-ider-ihMi fearful niyteiy
"A ili.,tl in i lie family!" And win
wa- tle.d? Wii-1- m lirih''Mld. a w.JI
stiriii.' t,tla !nes Middeidi ceased in
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hair. Ruiienng now nen-, now "'i'i -a
unb":im fliiners around a room, chaf
ed and diien byjlie restless sialws.
the -nee litlgh,5 wliiell gurgled OUt
u LKtily foij y. and was caught "up
and hidleii in irher voice-, which only
lauded foriorofbe c ild's aud ihe
it. ."" . : :.... ri:
, . i. le. teasing, eiiniiiiig.
f Mf f
sweet WMVf wen- tl.e.'c all gone: and
. . . . . .,
:k Lit ti r :i ii inean!. 11.1s ucuoi
rf W.i i lying s ill and
bite in some
tl.tt futf(l parl-r. the little, naii-woru
sih- a the heail of the cradle, and the
scarlet drcs with ihe wl.i-e apron flung
is 'aertr-s the f.a.t; Were the little .dainty.
"u 'viiij onniis toioeu ciiiu anu ini
ou is Urexst the little hamls that list d
io flut:er up every' night for joy when
le luilii r came home, while the mail
lip would lit- lif'ed upanderowout for
Aud to-day they must Uy-it down io
its last sleep, not on sou pillows. Willi
dainty roverhts drawn over its dim
pled shoulders, knowing that in an hour
or I wo there wohiu oe a new resnrec
lion fmmjhe eradle of gladness nnd
beau' v; but. laid down on another pillow
tbatwonW Hevr yieW to tbe pressure
oT the soft bend, while tbe tender hands
of April should fold it green covei let
over the fair limbs, and aching heart
and tearful eyes should go. away from
the little heap of eirth lo the desolate
home .f which it was-written, deuth in
Or, may be it was of the mother, that
ritten. The patient., loving
lie voice, the soft foo'falls
all none!' and oh! what a blank and
daikness was there in the fnmily now !
There was her low chir i its old
pUee by ihe fable, with the woikba-ket
b it. hut no little children could climb
up with tears into her lap aud be hug
ged to her heart a few minutes, and find
snch eomfort and healing there that
they came down full of smiles and glad
ness no soft stealing up the stairs to
ee mat the utile nmns were biiuiv
lucked in" no mother to tell some
pleasant story before btdiime, and say
in her soft, conxini.' waj . "jiikt ten min
utes longer, father." "when the clock
struck eight, and the eager voices
pleaded for 'only one more little story.'
No mother to unfasten the knots ana
draw off the mittens, nnd remoxe the
tippets when the c1 ildren came in from
school tired and cold. No mother to
ran to with eveiy grief or gladness, al
ways ready to hear. " and patient, and
sympathetic, and forgiving; no mother
to make a'l troubles smooth, lo soothe
all sorrows. ! explain, nnd comfort
and heal all difficulties.
There sle t a- lying, with her frozen
face and sib nt lips, and her little chil
dren clustering with wondering, fright
ened faces about her, but the ear that
always thrilled lo their lighttst cull
would ne-er wake again, the Jtps thai
were always brimming oer with sweet
earenses, wouni never orop liro Miiiii-s
jirin the little children would never
find 'mother, any nore !
Death in tit family! May be it was
a bmther. the pride ami hope of the
household-just in the glow nnd strength
of his free, rarele's boyhood, while the
boughs "f Ids life were" full of sweet
singing birds, and the joy of blosoms,
nnd lo! ihe storm came suddenly,- and
was brought low.
Otvmaydap it was a sitter, just blos
soming into the grace nnd beauty of
womanhood, a -weet 'hearth flower.
whose fragrance filled the household,
and whose future to full of promise
a summer morning when it ries out
from the east and walks upon the nwun
tains, aud the winds swing their great
censors of perfume before it. aud the
bird commence its sweet sen ire , lor
just as was her dawn, just so fan did
:. . ....i.;nn nn.i .u..t ctiixis: nronhccv
IIH itiiitiiie- nitTi -v- -.-f. .t.
berday. but dentil made ready his bow.
and for her too iuhe hard p"dl"W and
the green quil'ing which the spring
shall draw over it. t
Or perhaps this 'deuUi in theanuiy.
rime to on- who-e year were ripe as
ihe fruit ihe wind shakes from i's boughs
Oeiolier. one who sat boweil nun
fireside, wi h
iiing patiently.' ny me
he snows of lilt bleach-
ing tlie gray hairs thickly as ihe mows
nfw inter biewh tl e hills ou'side.
Atcl so these thought rung to ami
fro. like a solemn dirge rung bv bells
in the air around us; and suddenly, in
the midst of this, there floated, like a
swre silver chime, the promise, 'in my
Father's hoii-e are many mansions.'
And wi' rem inhered, too. that the
;..,!, .f those homes' were never
closed, thai the iice of their music
was never hushed because of theslml
ow dropping over the thteslold. Oh
many mansion,' whose fair gardens
bolder lb- barlts of the River of Life,
wh..M. window I k off to the E'emal
i.:ii .....1 miller whose shining roofs
..re gathered ihe families ofihe Redeem
,.rTit in never written on thy portals,
i: is never whtspere ' under thine arches
of eieru-il la-ao'v. 'dosed on account of
u death in tlie family?
HOW DEE GOT HTO THE SHOW.
in vogue last summer.
The uuiel village nl D keville. metrop
olis ot the beau iful and fertile S-quut-chee
Val'ev, s so sui rounded by im-
iblc moun on Iwtners thai hereto-
had never been honored by a
Isaac Brunibly (coinmonly called
lit isj denizen ofdhis same valley. or.
rather, of one of those wild r ines, or
hollows that open into the valley.
it a chanii-.ter of Niiunrl iHitoiiely.
The f.ir.hest range of Ids travels ex-ends
,u.lv 1.1 the vi age ot Utkeville atore-
said-i-U. which placn he makes semi-
';..,.! 1111.K. with a few coon-skitis
IKkonnMini ...(.-. I'll
,.r . .timiile nt venison hams. which in
bar cis lor coflee. tobacco, mid, I ani
Mirry to say- an occasional diam.
On oiieLf these visits what was Ike's
astonishment ami admiration u. see tin
fences, shops, and evry available ar
p.ndicHlar pacel. xingtjjiih gorgeous
hhow-bilhr men ami monkeys, bonsaii..
.;... Ak-nhanls and horsei', in ucl
..wdless variety and bnlltani coloring.
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'wrought wonderfully on Jke s imagina
tion. He mo forihwlth scind and
p.jwl ol au,irriuble desire U aee
"we show," und md hardly wait the
dne course of time llir it to come.
Full twenty-four hours before the
time, Ike was ai hand, and; ,lo the" is-
tonlshment of his acquaintaoes,. had
the requisite half ,dollsV in specie. Ike
found miny of liis boon compauions
there likewise. aBd.rkiinff a irenerous
he. in an anthaughlfui moment, broach
ed his half and "treated" the company.
On i dime goneand one dram drank,
he was oblivious of consequences.
The night as well as Ike's "change"
w meirily spent.
Next morning our hero waked up
sober, and alas! to the sad conscious
ness that he was minus the wherewith'
to get into the show. Happily, how
ever, his temperament was not of the
despairing kind, and. fertile in exnedi
ent. he set o solving the problem of
chances. While yet in this brown
study, the van wagons of the show, la.
den with the equipment, the beams,
ropes and cam-as for spreading ihe pa
vdiou, came up and lagan to unload on
ihe green. Ike -went boldly up lo one
of the drivers and accosted him; "Hel
lo, friend, aieyou the iojjof this show?'
The driver, with a shrug and a side
glance at, his companion, answered
that "he was the manager and proprie
tor." "I rekin," continued Ike, "you'll
need some help 'bout diggin your 'ring
aud raiain' your hous."
"Guess we will."
"I'm a fust-rate hand, and kin help
you, proidin you let me nfree."
"Very well." said the driver, "that's
a bargain." r "
Ike forthwith "shed his linen." and
faithfully performed his part of he con
tract. Especially efficient was he in
wielding a heavy wooden mul. ued to
drive the stakes for the ropes and rig
ging. The pavilion was soon spread, and
Ike awaited calmly and confidently for
the time. The door was at length oa?n
ed, and our friend was among the first
applicants for adniisMnn. s
" here your ticket?"
v.v M w-
workeil my way in."
"You can't come in said.the door
keeper. In vain Ike remonstrated, and urged
his cotitnict wilh "the boss.''
qtieuce fell on heedless ears.
Although naturally of a peaceful dis
position. Ike was just then in n fit mood
to commit a Iclotiy. Slung with a
tense of the injustice done him. furiou
wilh rage and disappointment, he strode
ptiind lo 'he back of the pavilion, where
his eyes chanced In fair on the maul
aforesud. He seized the maul, and
would perhaps have pounded out his
ou ii brains had not another objcl on
which to wreak his vciigenuee present
ed 1 1st If.
Hannibal, ihe elephant, happened to
be secured just iuu!e he canvas, op
posi.e to where the. enraged Ike stood
outside. H.iunib'il stood wiih his head
toward the centre, and his rear pressing
against ihe canvas made a very visibh
protuberance on ihe outsit'e. Ike lei
drive a luriou blow at his hump
Hannibal stepjied forward, but forget,
ting, soon got hack against the canvas.
Ike siood ready, and, with redoublec
force, struck ihe elephant such a blow
as made even his ponderous proportions
tremble. The f lephant becom- resyvi
under such pounding, und in surging
to and fr went against ihe canvas and
lore it loose fiom its fastcuiiigs at the
At ibi lime a showman (the same
that hatl hiretl lUe.) ignorant of the
caus of HauuilMrs unusual movements,
saw the rent in the canvas and hasten.
ed lo repair the damage. Finding Ihe
canvas torn lottse fiom its lasieniu to
the grtitind. he otoiiped to set the- stakes
and lie the ropes. In so doing, he un
fiiriuiuiiely got iigiunsl the caiivs.
when Ike, seeing the pro nberar e;
concen rated all his strength into a
blow which, sent the showman, tuin ng
summerMiuits, to the 'far side of lie
These repeated accidents led to in
quiry, and Ike was found and duly es
corted into the centre ol tlie show, a dis
tinction he had faiily earned. Bar-
A Southwestern Lawter writes
"Amoinr lb many well-told siories of
brother'Mc'D "tie of ih'e brightest
ornaments of our bur. he relates as fol
lows: A Viroini n. visiting Texas for Ihe
t.um.e of nurrhasinjr lands, fell uilp
the company of one Smith, in Wes em
Texas, who hsd a quantity of (very
muiA land for sale. Knowing that hi
customer would not buy ihe Und if he
examined it, he bit upon a plan o sell
both ihe Virginian and the laud at once
wi limit. si'diL
' A heavy ram oc-uiing'soon after the
arrival of the Virginian to look at the
hind, causes the streams in be so swol
len that thev cannot cross. Mr. Smith
goes 10 his neighbor Jones, explains l he
circumsano sand bis necessities. Ncxl
day. bv a singula'- circumstance: Smith
and tlie. Virginian, on iheir.way to look
at ihe land, find the streams so swollen
that it would be. dangerous to attempt
a passage. Wfdlebeartating. -neighbor
Jones cesses ua (by aceideat, ef course.)
rSnnrii. "Glad to see' -you, Jones.
Uamewith this geatleasan to show bin
ny ,111.1 iliVaBis to buy, bet we can't
get across the creek."
' "Josts. "Wa'al. no use going to Ieok
at the landpeidtr." 3 'n
' "Sth. r-Yoa've -seen' the land, f
neighbor. Tell ibis
vou know of it."
Jokes. "Wa'al. in tbe first place, it's
nice level land. In the northeast cor
ner there's a nice neck of timber, the
best timber hereabouts. Then all thro
the tract you'll find nice streams; land's
very rich; grape vines and, paw-paw
growin' all around; and in fact neighbor
cmnu. uie poorest tiling you can and
on the tract is buffalo chips."
o '.i -t . ." " i o
MitTii. "drawing 0 long breath.
neighbor Jones, let s take a drink; and
you nay that agin, and toy it dowP'
Itis unnecessary to say that the Vir
ginian purchased the land
A wicked wag at our bar, one Sam
S , while in the trial of a case at oar
last term, having the above fresh in bis
memry. perpetrated a joke on a broth
er lawyer associated in the case, as fol
"On the i-ximination in chief Dan
drew some evidence which he deemed
important from a witness. Sam. lean
ing over to Dan (who had never heard
the story.) ays "Dan, tell him to toy
i agin and say it slow " Whereupon
Dan. in his earnest manner, says. Dr.
Kob. say thai again and say it slow."
The laugh that afterward followed,
nt Dan's expense, may be imagined.
Harper's Magazine. g
Tt'UEx Posts in a Puzzle. I led
the horsu to the stable when a fresh
perplexity i.rosc. 1 removed the har
ness without difficulty, but after many
sttcnuous attempts I could not remove
the collar. In despair I called for as
sistance when aid soon drew near. Mr.
Wordsworth brought bis ingenuity into
exeicise. but after .several "unsuccessful
efforts he relinqtiisbed the achievement
showed no more .grooming skill than
his predecessors, for nfier twisting the
poor liorse-s neck almost to strangula
tion, and the great ianger of his eyes,
he gave up the useless task; pronounc
ing that tlie horse's head' must bare
grown (gout or dropsy) tnce tbe col
lar was put on for be said, "lt was
downright impossibility for such n huge
o fnmtis to pass through so narrow a
collar!" Just at this moment a servant
girl came near; understanding tbe cause
f our consternation; "La, master."
-aid she, "you don't go lo work the
right way. You should do this."
when, turning the collar completely
up side down she slipped it off in a mo
ment, to our great humiliation and won
derment, each satisfied afresh that
there were heights of knowledge in
the world to which we bad not at
tained. Life of Coleridge.
Mrs. Sqcibob ok Whist. Old Mrs.
Squibob, of Arkansas is a most invet
erate whit-player. Her pastor on n
late occasion undertook to convey to
Mrs. S tlie idea that possibly the prac
lice of whist playing was not altogeth
er in the strictest accordance wilh the
profession of n t hrislian, and to say
the least, its indulgence caused a greai
loss of time. "Yes," responded the
dd lady. "I have noticed that very of
ten much more time than is actually
necessary is lakcn up in shuffling end
An old clergyman, one Sunday at
he close of his sermon., cave notice to
the congregation thaUin the course of
the week he expected to go on a mis
sion io the heathen. One of the dea
cons in great agitation exclaimed:
"Why mv dear sir. you have never
'fh'old us one word of this before
shall we do?"
"O brother." said the pastor, "I do
not expect to go out of town."-
Marriage Certificates. "You say
Mrs. Smi'h. that vou have lived with
the defendeni eight years. Does the
Court understand from this that you
are married 10 him?' 'Ia coarse it
dives.' H ve you a marriage certifi
cates" 'Yes, yer honor, three on 'em.
two gals and a boy.'
Smrn the Diamond Wedding it ha
liein proposed that an application be
made to the High Court of r Lore to
JiavK.the name of-Cupt Jc!ianged Jo,t a-
Forcikg the Seasc. A lady is said
to be beastly lieautifHl when atlired in
a full set or sankf. otleriand lynx skins.
It is a remarkable thing, in connection
wiih ihis subierl. how much sooner the
weather sets in "bitter eold" lo those
furnished with handsome furs, than to
those not so fortunate.
Aw old soaker, Down East, accounts
for his " everlasting tbirstiness " by
the factjbatbewas weaned on salt fish.
ifas Patwgtok aaya hat Levis
Njnleon...k-w'eeedingr beyond., her
mof saagume expecteraUoBS.
whereupon.the following dialogue en-'
This eelebratedcossedka stepped ie
to an eaetioe' rooia one night &.
war Jiesse. ) -tWbe Ms mere?" eatted
aload the. aaotioaeer. "I bid
cried a voiee from the fitr end af the
crowd. "And pray, sir, what do mM
bid?"' '! bid freVctiad aW i
MaAhews.J anlWeHed. -The
. - .' Ja-ekesdsnmSs. . a. .i - .. .
was ta a. rear that
" 9 -J r-
A Sxabt CnF. 'Halted, .driver;
von wheel ie going round,' sang oat'a
little urchin to a etrt-driTer,T1wno was
driving rational through the street, tbe
other day.. Carty pahed.ua and leek-'
ed anxiously, first on one side and. the
on tbe other. -"Yoa needn't look now,
it's stopped ! ccolljr added Ihe provok
ing little rascal. ' ' " '- 7
An EnglUhmansaJd-to Dr.rTheatson
" You have no coal, and it is this which
giv?s England its manufactBring'impoft
anee.' The doctor replied. "We are'
not entirely destitute of coal; we have
one small bed, called the eoal bed ef
Illinois, widen is larger than tbe whole of
England If you will wait until we scoop
it out. and then bring your Island over,
we will drop it in and annex you.'
One of oar smart citr urchins hearing
bis father read an article in the paper in
relation lo a new invention ef brick of
glass, exclaimed; "Glass bricks I
know what them is." "What a e'they?"
inquired one of the family. ''Tumblers
of liquor," shouted the juvenile.
"I stand on the platform of my party
and palsied be my arm if I ever stand
on anything else." ,
No yon don't." interrupted a littby
shoemaker in the crowd; "yoa stand in
my boots, and I want tbe moeey far
A1 raa'SEEtKO teetotaler being ak"ed
tbe meaning of syntax, wittingly replied:
Tbe lax ope has to pay for gettiagdruakl
Yankee Impcdekce. A few,, days
at West Point, went down to Wool
wich and calmly- walked into the Ar
senal and onward without impediment.
He visited all the establishments, strol
led into the Armstrong gun factory, ex
amined the mechanism of tbe piece,
leisurely noted everything llmt was
worthy of being seen, and then made
his xil without any interruption till he
was just out, when some one remonstra
ted with Jiim on finding be had no pro
per authority for his researches. He
has a perfect knowledge of tlie whole
of tbe principles and details of tbe
manufacture of ihe Armstrong gun.
and lie thinks "we'll improve it very
much in the States. 'Army end Jaty
fzxm M vmMi.
JMrnfat ScIectiBf Treas.
There is notbinff more easily under
stood than Ihe proper rules by wfiich
fruit nnd ornamental trees should be se
l.fed from the nursery rows; bat the
error most generally committed U in
choosing large specimens, which eost
much more than they are worm. ere
we about to plant an orchard ol choice
fruit, the ages of thelrees purchased by
u would be: Apples two.years. pears
two years, peaches one year, cherries
one or 1 wo years, plums two years. All
from the graft or bed. llalher than
have trees older than two years, we
would prefer them one year, and for the
reason that sucU small plants are easily
taken up with nearly all. ibeir sssall fi
To PrETEKT CoWS FROM KICKI50.
Mr. Smith, of Saratoga Coanty. New
York, says he subdues refractory cows
thus; " Take a rope or leatlier strap,
;.rlueen inches long, and fasten the two
mU firmly together. Raise the fore leg
oftbeanimal, upon the side of the milker,
and bending ihe foot back, npon the leg.
slipthe strap or rope oyer the knee joint,
so that the animal cannot get ber foot up
on the ground. This will prevent the
possibility of the cow's kirking. for. to
raise either' hind foot, she must stand
upon both fore feet. When properly
adjusted the pail is safe."
Decay ia Tiaber!
We learn from the Cosmos that a simple
method das been adopted in the ship
yards iC Venice, from time lasateatorial,
lor testing tbe soundness of the timbet.
A person applies his ear lo one of the
end of the umber, while another strikes
upon the opposite end. if the wood is
sound.' and of g?d quality, the blow is
very distinctly beard, however long the
beam may b If the wood was disaggre
gated by "decay or otherwise, the sound
WOUlu DC Hfi mm: imnt jwM'-tsrjv..
Pbevewtite Aoaikst Ratb. A fisr
mer ia the neighborhood of Lyons,
France, recommend a plaa for aaT
ing ricks of com, and hay from "he
ravaires ef rats and mice, which he says.
he ha practiced with aceesB for several
years:? ilt eoawaiai pawner hi wwerewi
MTtiLaf lhaitehB th:jalha of Ud tat.
. .- j a
i 'a.-' ut
hW ioV.letierw'i. We
me, same aster ,rtsaaiaia
at' tbe eanee ta wbiaa k ie 1
davs. or the tisie tMwritar 1
shall be lrtaraedby mail la 1
and ao aaeh letiem shall toadTteisttL
nor shall, the aMsebe treated aa daa
letters, aniil retaraed ta the Met tSca
of the writer and there leaMuaaacaM-
ed lor one quarter.
t s S
vrarld is fall at warvmnmm Tlu '
-,-,. m .w. v...,Tl, irrrr ,"3 j
ber jb which the iafitat. aseaa its eyes
is a universe of mysteries. Taawther'a-
voice.'the mother's 'saiie,-reral!teit
lowly the mystemaa .ararldaf thef-
leeuoas. r.Tae IcbtMi aalyea, panj.eC
these ystcriea;,Bcaa jheeircfeeC
knowledge k enlarged. iti'visioB. is"al"
The sun mat wakeaa'tat'-
agaia at night leeks .in atits window A.
010 11 lareweu, taa treaUiafsmuies 11
home, and in whose hraaehes the birds
come and sing before the'dews "are ary!
the clouds with Mining edges' that'
move acres tbe sky calm and etaidy.
tike the charK4M aaaagel.aUare ays-.,
teries. Jav, to crow aa.a maa there,
is not a thing which the hand loaches,
or on which ibe'eye rests which ie aot"'
enveloped ia mystery: The fewer that.
spring at your feet who has revealed;
the wonderful secret of iia oraaaiaatioB?
Its Touts shoots down, and leaf and
flower rise up, and expaad mte the in
finite abrss of mystery. We are like'
emigranu tntTellmg throagb aa ua-f
knows stream;- they feed theieffcorssa,,
set up their teat, aad,baikl a fire ; anil,
as thelaaKS rjsBBB.afl wiihia the circle
of a few HodlHtrbaad is 'dniUnctr and'
clearin iU Xght.' Bat beyond aad
to the ulnae-; aad aeyoBd the branches
eseak. aad tbe waters asurmar over
their beds; and wild, unknown animals'
howl in the dark realms of night aad
silence. Saua" is the light eC asaa a
knowledge, aad aa it is bouadtd by the.
infinale realms ef mystery.
Mcsia There is something very
wonderful in masic. Words are won
derful enough, bat mask ia evea mere
wonderlul. It speaks to oar .tbeagals,
as words do ; it speaks straight lo oar,
heart to the very core aBd- root of our
souls. Music soothes u stirs aa aa. it
M ' rt tZtSf Ja ttfcijijg ar labi
puts noble feelings inte aa ; it aMrltt aa
to teara. we, know aetJiew ; kis a ka- B
guage by itself, jastas perfect ia its wsj,
as speech, as words; just as blessed.,
Music, x say, without woras. is wonoer
ful and blessedone of God's best gifia
to man. But in siagfng.your have both
the wonders together masic and. word
Singing speaks at once tetke head aad
to the heart, to oar reelings; aad tnere
fore, perhaps, the most beautiful way
in which the reasonable- soai 01 ran
can show itself (except,of course, doiaa;
itgnu wiucn always is, aaa aiway.wm
be.ihe most besuuful Utmif I Maaaginir.
Vaicx or naaora Sraaas Th
finest varieties of sapphire coase from
Peru, where they oceur in tbe.Caprec -Ion
Mountains, near Syrian The red
variety, tbe ruby, ia most highly val
ued. 'Its eolo ia between abrigU
scarlet and crimson. A perfect raby.
above three aad a half carats, is asoie
valuable than a diamond of the, same
weight If it weigh one carat it is
worth $54; twe karats; sISOt; three
carats. 780; six carats, 54000l
A deep colored ruby.exceediMg tweaty
carats in weight w generally called a
carbuncle. The largest orient il rabyg
known to be ia-tbe-World was broagtit
from China taPnaee Gemma; Gov
ernor of Siberia; it cease afterward into
the pcasession of Prince Mcnchikoff,
and constitutes wwajewei in me im
perial crown' of Kassta. A good blue
sapphire of ten carats is valued at 9200;
it weighs twenty carats, its' yahse w
1 1.040, but under teacarats, the price
may be estimated by, multiplying1 the
square of its weight in r carats' into a
quarter eae;le. The sapphire af BraaU
m aserety a tnaraabiae, aa Ua specific
gravity and inferior haadnesa show.
White sapphires are seatetiaes so pare
that when properly cbi aaa rouanea
they have been passed for dnaeoads.
The yellow aad greea sapalmaa are
mach prised, aader.the.aaaars of eeien
tal topax and, emerAjd. . .aaeci
mens which tfxhjbK these cofors asso
ciated 11 one stone are hlgMy pnxed
' - I IS l"t ' "' 't
aseraiair at six aad at aajat.-iaaa
of fbrtv veara amaaals te-fsfty
thoasand hoars', ef three yeatae'ksa
dred awd tweaty 'easj'dayaawd- siaeea
hoars.-whiew wal afWd ijaw vea
day lar aaaatly ua. yeaia.w biasi m, aha
um naif tea veata wete added ta a
Ahaaa lha aalj
. Br jjmr;'t --.. aiai.tf t't Tm -fc
in 1 KT& m Ii wmkmtm mseNM.- v
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