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jMX:: . . - ' - , v -: - ' ' . . ' - -VV: "- ' i i ' : a :C' . ' , ... . -- - " ;' ; .t.. -----t r;-r:'TT,y,yruif ty: ."iiCi7fS7mi "mT-m. .i.wuMaJSiI .v.: rja&)sp)jr--itbi)teb io folitits, iaragn into grottstic Ittfos, literature, rls aito Sciences, ikcaiton. TERMS:--$1,50 pcrVAiiffia'ia it. JAMES R. MORRIS PuWisher and Proprietors PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING. TfVS-U UUMBKE"fit ;B,TOLTiME;xn. WOODSHELD, MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, JUNE 20,-1855. ,y Hi?:: f1 V r" ; . " hi ; U v-. rift -' r- :- 1 Vt ft :r v . v mm--. life irr x it - ifr Ifletrg. 0 MXJMORT. . t 'V'Aa iMnr oSr sWp her foamy track 'V tv Against the wind was cleaving, " ; ltiV'Her trembling pennant still look'dback ' So loath, we part from all we love," inns- Yram all the links that bind ns ; I-Vfto tarn onr hearts, where'er we rove, :u To thOBe we've left behind ns! : ; cn"i,When, round the bowl, of vanish'd years ' 2Rjw talk with joyous seeming, . ad oJ With Smiles that might as well be tears, Bo faint, so sad'th,eir beaming; . ' , tVhile mem'ry brings us back again ; i faachiearly tie that twiri'd us, - : , " -' j ho 'Oh, sweet's the cup that circles then ,Vtj 5. To those we've left behind us t . . And when, in other climes, we meet " Some isle, or vale enchanting, - Where all looks llow'ry, wild and sweet, ICKI And soucht but love is wanting; Vow great, we think, had been our bliss, r. If ,Heav'& had but assign'd us. -,-,. .' To live and die in scenes like this, -:; nr?.with some we've left behind us t ! : y As travllers oft look back, at eve, . . ... ; When eastward darkly going, - '.i . To gase upon that light they leave ' Still faint behind them glowing, V- So, when the .close of pleasure's day. , . 'wi. To gloom hath, near oonsign'd us, . . 8'"'Wo turn to catch one fading ray ; J iS9S-Oif Joy that's left behind usl : ' - -AfStoryfof.-Gi 7'KlVe-Baa4 an engagement for you to i6caSid:Wldr.ot":lhir"twtek,', : observed eSquira ?rosby,'4s hW wife was placing the dinner opon the table. ' ' -? SaBa.v9 yonf I'm Borry, for I fear I ihall b too busy to fulfill it," she rejoined, slight tone of regret.- , mm mm ; . 'Bu8y about what?' testfly" exclaimed " : -Ute Breaker, - f1 1 ; would respectfully in ' -quire for somewhat, less than : the' hun ' I dredtn"timei,twhat?you' can possibl find '. to'dof - It seems to me that yon must . really suffer for the want of exercise."-1 - v-: ' i 40 undoubtedly," ssid Mrs.Cros- ; ; . , r ',' It can be otherwise," -continued the 4 - 'iSquirerdecidedlyr '. "It is comparative ; idle life for a woman to attend toa few ' . : '; j- household cares:" 4 - "' !";' ; ; .A few household cares.'? , ' . ;V ' ' - . :rej; ?my ;dear Mrs: Crosby, and the wa8hlngput out into the bargain. What : laborious business 1" Squire Crosby . .. looked rery wise, and 6pbke with a slight "degee of irony. ,'7 ; ' '' '. - you talk like one who is acquainted with his subject but at the same time I "am willing , to , allow that you know as touch about it as the generality ol men; ' ' and that can't be construed into a com- pumentvo me sex, oj any means. - 44 jjut fcn't the fact a self-etident one, Mrs. Crosby? : Havn't I eyes and can't X' ee pbserre lookVabout me'om rehend?' demanded the Squire. . ' 'tf' - ''"STou might .without doubt: but wheth- w 1 job: do; is another thing," rejoinied his wife;' "Be that as it may, however, I am aatis&ed that 'T can find enough to do to Keep me out'of idleness. 'V ..' Whn there's only two' of us?" "- f Only two of us," added Mrs. , Crosby, jDuietlT; .;'for its just as necessary that .tifo- should eat as four.'V . ..."r; . ; t. ,-. " Well it certainly . must be! a great un dertaking to cook, a little' food, .wash a t 3 ' , day I . Why . I could accomplish -the icw.iuaneB. .aau lay we . mutts burets uuues ih S :' TV"- - whole ia less than two hours..", a a i,,Thbfe duties you hare, just named do eo comprise; t&e wnpie or nouseKeeping, 21r,. Urpsby." r... .;; ,ii Perhaps not; I shouldn't mind throw. . iog ijk little dusting and sweeping once fa wjuie,. Jtfut ,n , certainly .appears laughable ; to hear a woman complain of the work when, . there's only . two in the famiTy.'r X Verily "believe, its nothing but biv quoth the Squire with becoming ' ppce J9u toy it for one day," pro- ped',l Cros6yr with like seriousness. JKOifl .PV your, work iT9.tt remain . ..... v. .i.. a home and Vdo : Ijt'i rathei ' a novel proposition,, aad,l 2a't at ihjia time recal. to niind any cele : orated men who did housework, j I havn't we least oojecnon il, uuvwiui- tiiiBg,'and presume-it will be the easi ltday'8 work li shall! have -. this year,' BothVbeing agreedOht Jiext day was eieeted for a change of employments. A . piet imfle Jurked r about "Mrs. , Crosby's lpcstii, and the Squire evidently thought itgo4 ' joke;S one which would' afford .. &AA2tzB Tund - of merriment, i tid be the : ineaas of. DrftTinel to ? his- wife that housework was nothing more than a pleas ;mft.n-, f aatamtisemenfc1 1 m-a -l . . h $ ' V-" .. ' ' EheWudecV woman, 5thotight W time It ri' i' ' - :. fall rwNrtnf oi in tom?ne' a trnntt BirjfA . . .f t f O.o- . ; i v : 7 , . 1 i- ili tidy, and ldeTising-lew means of ClZjiag ther palate of- the Sqairef whoi rl'tol 'say;i liked gobd fotfd and an d3Pof itK- He: seemed -to think ilit'itlli jaoped upon 'the table ready looked, and that Mrs Crosby, : (or some f petuca,) 1ia4 but to utter a few mag iLT wcr,4 and; Terything was done. j jtl td'fcear' litat, triSingf dutiaf termed enormous,' when' there were "only two of them,'? to look after, 'seemed a great ab surdity to Squire CroBby, and he inward ly resolved to write an article on the sub ject, and let the sterner sex know how much they were imposed upon. While reflecting upon this laudable de termination, Mrs. Crosby had occupied herself in jotting down a list of the du ties which demanded attention the next morning. This she folded, and quietly handed to her ' husband, requesting him to make out a similar paper, that no mis management might ensue. ; ' "The list is no longer than usual," said the lady, smiling at the earnestness with which he surveyed it. "I' go through with the same performance every day. It is necessary, for they cannot be omitted But don't be frightened; : you can take your own time," she added in a banter ing tone. : Feigning the utmost indifference to the results, he remarked that he should prob ably "make quick work of it," and plac inr the paper in his pocket, returned to the office. ' - ; The liege lord of Mrs. Crosby prac ticed law in a 'suburban town' and had acquired considerable property by the same. ' His wife had independence enough to do her own .work, but could not help thinking that she deserved some credit for so doing. - She had no particular desire to be praised, "justice where justice is due," . was her motto; and our readers will perhaps coincide with her in the belief that it was rather hard to work busily the whole mornincf, and then ; be told "that she , had ' done 'nothing," comparatively, It was not encouraging to say the least, and she 'awaited the experiment of next day with great interest, 'Morning came, and the Squire aroused his wife,' and informed her in a significant tone,- "that it was quite time to dress and make a fire." - Mrs. Crosby did not wait for a second bidding, but remarked as she left the char"V, "that he 'might put him self in readmess to see about breakfast." i JOur heroine had. taken precaution the night previous Ho 'prepare the kindlings, and in a' short time had a brisk fire. She allowed herself to do just what her hus banded been in the habit of doing and no '-more. ' He usually left the old coa. and cinders for her to sift and throw away, as well as the remnants of wood and shav ings td pick up; and she- didn't feel in clined to limit his privileges at this time, The dining-table: stood' in the middle 0; the room, also covered with books, papers, writing materials, and other articles used the -evening before. These she did not molest, and without putting up the shades or putting back the chairs she took up a newspaper and began to read. - The Squire ' had evidently ' completed his toilet sooner than common, but it was, nevertheless, vnearly an hour before he made his appearance If It was something novel to see his wife reading before break fast, and he could ' not help smiling to witness her perfect tang frotd.- "I've been up a lone time, and renew ed the fire' twice. Mr. Crosby," she re marked without looking up. s This was the Squire's -salutation when his' wife happened to make an extra nap of five minutes. r -1'-: The gentleman made no - reply for he understood what the : remark meant with out: 'the aid' of an interpreter, f He pro: ceeded to' business with great alacrity, piling the books and papers upon chairs, and nearly . upsetting the inkstand in his haste, :r After spilling some oil by carry ing a lamp the" wrong way, and allowing the kettle to boil over some five minutes before he got ready to. take it out, he sue ceeded in getting the cloth laid, - though in rather an awkward manner.".--; : "I think I should relish a piece of beef steak, Mr; Crosby," remarked the lady in the rocking chair. :' ":'':' Ah, then you shall have iV' replied the housekeeper of the day, patronizingly, as he busied himself with napkins, cups, saucers, plates," knives, - forks, &c. , He tried to recollect how Mrs. Crosby ar ranged them, but in spite: of all. his at tempts, he couldn't make the table look as she did: He made no application to that .lady ; for advice, : however, and she apparently" was absorbed . in her reading. Adjourning to the kitcnen the Squire attended to the' making of a "delicious cup of .coffee,'? "and had a long strnggl vqth the' beefsteak, which refused tolbroil to ' his '' satisfaction." When returnine to the dming'-rooni . after. ra long .absence looking beaten and impatient, Mrs, Cros by "remarked, consulting her watch,' ' that he had been absent long'' enough to make a beefsteafc." ' " " ' ' " r This observation the Squire remember ed to have heard before, but did not make it apparent. M engtlL this 'coffee ani meat . wer'ei. brought in, ' and all things were, pronounced ready by r the officiating master of the .cejmdnies:5''V,s:;(;r' - Mrs, JCrosby seated terself and , began to carve: 'MH Squire iooi. Ms place at the iead of the' tableland proceeded to jppur out ine conee. ,rr t . . , ... - - . 1 t , TW .t..,-3 -... - -;x,. - i'fThe bread, iMr..Crosby,' eraggested. the lady.., ;. V,? lh ."t;- .lV Bless me-I forget itl" he exclaimed, dropping : the coffee-pot and jumping up bo: hastily that he came near overturning the; tabled Kvr 1 -m. I The : bread was scrt&proctuced, cut in vices varying In thickness from a wafer to a Junk of four inches, w-vKii'i " The butter, Mr. Crosby," suggested his companion, wnen ne was again iainy seated. I declare, what a poor memory I have got!" And setting down the cup which he had taken up for the second time, he started for the missing article. Placing it in triumph beside his wife's plate lie re newed his attempts at coffee pouring, and this time r was successful; but it must be confessed that he eyed the dark looking beverage with some uncertainty as he passed it across the tabled Muddy coffee ogain, Mr. Crosby!" abruptly said the lady. ' The Squire hadn't a word of reply. "Yery smoky ' beefsteak, my dear! What have you done to it?" she continu ed, pushing a large piece of the obnoxi ous article on one side of her plate. "You must be extremely careless, or such things couldn't happen as often as they do." ' ' . 1 . What a woman this is to remember, to be sure I Anybody would suppose that she had kept a diary of my unlucky ob servations for a year. Why, 6he has them all at her tongue's end I thought the individual addressed, though he didn't see fit to make any immediate rejoinder. The Squire had but little appetite; his wife remarked the fact, and hoped "that the simple exercise of cooking breakfast had not taken it away, as one person, who should be nameless, was in the habit of asserting." " ' -!: " The gentleman winced and prepared himself a generous slice of bread and butter, which he proceeded to dispose of as though he had lacked food for weeks. When the morning meal was concluded, Mrs. Crosby donned her bonnet and shawl, and remarking that she would send home the dinner left the house. Our hero was now alone,' and could carry on operations without an eye witness, which he observ ed, "was much pleasanter." "Now we'll consult the list," ho added aloud," "and have things go on in regu lar order. - Here goes :" - Get breakfast, clear table, wash dishes, put- closet3 in order, wipe down shelves, clean knives, cleanse sink, rub silver, black stove, keep fire, attend to door bell, sweep halL -brush stairs, sweep parlor, dining room,,, and kitchen, dust furniture, trim lamps, do chamber work., wash meat for oven, clean vegetablos, stew cranberries, make puddincs. and entertain visitors, if they happen to call." "Bless me is that all I" cned our house keeper." " I call that making a great fuss about a little matter.' It sounds larger than it really , is. I think I'll clear the table, to begin with as that is put down next." So, at it he went, knocking things hith er, and thither, at a great hazard of their demolishment. As the idea didn't occur to him that he could carry a waiter of articles at one time, he made a great many journeys between the dining" room aud kitchen, which , necessarily consum ed considerable time. ' The dish-washing proved rather . an awkward ; affair, . and didn't progress so rapidly as he could have wished. Hecould not wipe the cups ' handily, the saucers were bungling, and the plates would slip back into the water; but after breaking a cut glass tum bler, (which he felt sure of matching next day,) knocking a large piece out of 1 platter' (which he resolved to paste to gether while dinner 'was cooking) and cracking a pet dish ' of his wife's " while setting up a pile of plates,' the" matter was brought to a closel The knife clean ing was another thing altogether; there wouldn't be any danger of breakages, and he could "put 'em through" quick. V But the black spots" were deeper set than he imagined, and required , the exhibition of more " elbow grease " than he had , any idea Of. He contended longest with the carving knife, which in consequence of being so awkwardly handled, cut a severe gash in his hand as a token of remem brance." This was a mistake that caused many other mistakes! during the day, ow ing most undoubtedly, to the clumsy ban dage which the Squire wrapped about his hanas. : It may be well to remark, that the aforesaid list was placed carefully, in a conspicuous position and . frequently re ferred to. He attended to the silver, and then glanced at the clock. The hands pointed to V an; ' . hour : which , admonished him ihat' ' time, waited, for no man,", and had Vno" particular sympathy for inexpe rienced, housekeejpers:, i..;.t 7. ' '; ' .( .-"What next on the docket, I wonder," he thought, ; consulting his memorandum. "Ah, stove to black 1 .Well, I must admit,.- that the coffee, .which -boiled over, hasn't improved its appearance much. ? I'll look.at the brush.'?.,- ; : . - So saying he prepared the polish and set about " the operation at once." The stove was quite hot,- and he couldnt work to any. advantage. 3 The more liquid he put on, the more it would sputter about and 'fly;' off with a crackling noise 4 He thickened the liquid but it would adhere to tbe t6toye,r and he began to think it was bewitched ! ' V ' i ' At this 'stage' of affairs he happened to recollect that somebody said milk was the best 'thing to wet the powder with; 6o he hastened to the pantry and ponriugout a q'uatitiapplied it to the refractory stove. That,1 didn't mend the. matter, much, and tie "Btoell ; of liurhed niil, begin to' be quite disagreeable. The room was filled with smoke, the floor around the stove was dotted with little spots of blacking, and the Squires hands were certainly not the cleanest that ever was, when a violent ring of the bell resounded through the house, making our hero start as though he had been surprised in some dishonor able act. , : : ; He looked toward the door, then at his hands, and finally at a large stain 011 his shirt bosom, which bore a very strong re semblance to blacking. I . "I won't go! they may ring all day, if they like !" he exclaimed, going . to the wash basin and trying to bring his hands to their accustomed color; but a second ring warned, him that some person with out was not inclined to "eive it up so." "Confound that tintinabula I I suppose its some old man after boots, clothes; grease or rags. . If he does it again I'll bring a suit against him for assault and battery 1" cried our incipient housekeeper making a few desperate dashes at the dish cloth, which he mistook for the towel, and hurrying toward the door which he open ed with a trembling hand. . ," , 'Ah, good morning, Squire,". said a well dressed good looking young lady, who evidently expected to see somebody else appear. "Is Mrs. Crosby in?" V "Yes no she insn't:;",he stammered; or truth to tell, the Squire was thinking more of his personal appearance than his wife's absence, besides he imagined that the lady looked at him with some curios ity and this embarrassed him the more. V Now it must be observed that our hero was remarkaaie for the neatness or his dress and the stain on his linen assumed enormous dimensions under the searching glance of his visitor. - He dropped his eyes and forgot , the stain in contemplat ing his sooty hands. ..... v;' , "Excuse the disorder, of my, dress this mormnir, miss Haynes'.' he added. "1 was so unfortunate as to upset the. ink stand just as you rang, and you see the effects of the accident." This,' it must be confessed, was rather a departure from the truth, but the Squire couldn't think of any other way to extn cate himself from the dilemma; he was not disposed to confess the state of the case to his fair black-eyed friend, who, after making a few common place remarks took her leave, '"What an ingenious excuse that was? Nobody but a lawyer would have thought of it," soliloquised ; our.- hero, glancing complacently in a mirror pertaining to the hat tree. Imagine his mortification at ' discerning a black streak across his face which gave , it a most ludicrous as pect. No wonder .that the young lady looked at me with curiosity, for nothing probably but good manners restrained her from a hearty laugh ; Squire Crosby went back to the kitchen with a heavy step. To his utter astonish ment it was twelve o'clock, and he had quite forgotten dinner. ; The fire was entirely out; the room was in a sad plight; the list of duties not half completed, and the meat, vegetables, etc., remained untouched, liis. zeal had cooled amazingly since morning, and he half repented accepting his wife's proposition. He had expected to see her enter every moment, expressing herself satisfied with the experiment, and desire him in a very humble manner to go back to his office and resume, his legiti mate sphere of action.' ; . -;. . But Mrs. Crosby did not appear, and he was at length obliged to collect his en ergies for the purpose of making another fire. r After wearying out his patience he succeeded in his undertaking,, and con signed the meat to a" cold oven. " It was too late to think of pudding; Mrs. Cros by must excuse him that time, although he had always expected it of her under all circumstances. He began to think that it certainly did require some ingenu ity and calculation to dispose of bo many duties in a morning, and had some faint suspicion that housekeeping wasn't such a joke, after all. , He wondered how Mrs. Crosby prospered, and whether she didn't wish herself safe at home: busied himself in anticipating how frightened she would be at finding how much work had' been laid out for the day, and how completely nonplussed she must inevitably appear, if a client should happen to call for advice This last was such an amusing idea that our lawyer rubbed his hands and laughed to himself at , the ridiculous figure which he fancied Mrs. Crosby was about that time making.; ... . . Leaving the Squire to work out the rest of the items, we will attend to the foot steps of Mrs. Crosby to , her husband's office, and- note her. experience there. ' Tom Pettifogger, the ; lawyer's clerk, stared somewhat perseveringly ; when he saw Mrs.- Squire Crosby enter the office with an assured step, and proceed to hang up her bonnet and shawl with ; a genuine business air. V . : ; ; 1 ' r' Tom,", said Mrs Crosby, Snapping her fingers, carelessly, is 1 this -t office in perfect order?":: . 7 -.i "Yes, ma'm," replied the infant barris ter, more and more surprised. , -m c' "I beg leave to differ with., jj; ai. Do you see these papers all scattered about here? Pick them all up, and file them in their proper order' ; ; Where is the--the Squire?" a&ked Pettifoggw, with month agape. V'l'in Squire tonday, Tom,' and you're my man of business. Mr. Crosby told me that jou had a memorandum " of to-day's Pettifogger fumbled about awhile among the papers, and succeeded in finding the document in question. v , - ., ' v. ' "' With the faintest possible, smile that a woman could produce, Mrs. Squire Cros by read as follows : .. . , , -; ,- Items Habeas corpus for Levi Lewis. A writ of replevin for the distress of Si mon Snooks. Fill out a quit-claim deed for John Sykes. Advise: Captain Saun ders about action for damages against farmer Jones. A writ of attachment in case of Crown vs. Smith. Examine, let ters respecting Miss Doty's breach of promise case. Send Higgins' bill. Write a threatening letter to Thompson. Ter rify Joe Bunker, if possible. . Respectfully invite Col. Drummer to call and. settle Major Green's bill. To .take the deposi tions in Wiggins' slander case. .Get an issue between Townsend and Ferris. Dis tress the widow Sanborn. Make out costs and damages in case of Folger and Fol som.. Examine the title of lands 4yicg north of tfco Mistletoe river, daimod by Talbot and Tompkins. Kick Bill Bazzle ton (firm Bazzleton & Buggs) out of , the office. Browbeat Mrs. Chandler, for her landlord Hogin. Tweak Johnson's nose. The above is to be done besides attending to incidental office business, as it mayoc cur. . ' '--. "Well, here's workl" thought our lady; her ardor cooled down by this formidable array of duties: "Tom. do you know much?" she asked, recovering her "self- possession, "j -... " ; . Tom turned around at this strange in terrogation, and slowly answered, "A lit tle about some things. 'V " . vv -." . ', , ' "First, Habeas Corpus for Levi Lewis," said she, looking at Tom," as if to ask what that meant. . ; - . "I have finished that and the writ,' said Mr: Pettifogger, laying down his pen and turning round in his chair. ' -V ,u "lam glad that you attend to your bu sines3,Tom. I'll speak' a good word for you to my husband," continued our hero ine, brightening up very quickly. V .' ; , ' : " "Thank you, Mrs, Crosby." , V "Two things are disposed of then,' ha beas corpus and the writ of replevin. Do you know our prettj seamstress, Tom?" Mr. Pettifogger colored to the very cli max of his forehead," and said " Y-e-s," in a very sheepish manner. . . '," . ;. , vV ' "Help me,, Tom, and IH belp you. Have you had a quarrel .with the young lady?". . ' ;: ; ": ' ..; . . "pay before yesterday and and I'm afraid she won't come "round right again." . ' '. .V. . , "Never fear IH warrant "you in that quarter we'll bring her round in Too time, Tom but must' go through with, the rest." :' ," IH put yotk clear through it by-7--by--" " Ah, Tom, don't swear 1" , ' . ; ; ' . "Well, don't know what all this means; but blast me that ain't swearing,, ma'm if I don't do my best for , you in any way you name." VV ' , , ': . ' : ! "Margaret is a fine ' girl next comes the quit claim deed. Yon have got blanks ready to fill up, doubtless." : W : "Exactly." "Dip your pen and dash it off,", added Mrs: Crosby "-;'". ; , '. ', ' , While Pettifogger, was filling up the deed for Sykes, in popped Captain Saun ders to take advice concerning an action of damages brought against him by James Jones. ' ;: ' ' 'li.'.L. ' "My husband is hot in at this moment, Captain," said Mrs. Crosby. ; ' ". Please' sit down an(J wait awhile.". , ' ; ' , Now our heroine was a pretty woman, and had exceedingly captivating manners, which were generally pleasing to the other sex. The captain was not at all averse to " waiting awhile" with much satisfaction: "Please tell : me something about this difficulty of yours, Captain. 'I should like to know the particulars, for do you know that I have studied ' law extensively my self?" continued the, Squire's wife, with a very pleasant smile.1: - ." V. . Saunders was quite ready to relate' aQ his troubles to such a listener,' and so straightway unbosomed himself. It ap peared that his neighbor Jones' swine had trespassed upon , his property, destroying at sundrj times, sundry quantities of corn and potatoes, and to indemnify himself he had shot." one' of said 1 quadrupeds:, for which act the owner had brought an ac tion , ' . .' ; ( . . ..;i.. I can tell yorf what to do in, . this case precisely as well as the Squire himself," said Mrs. Crosby, smiling still, more pleas antly. - '; .'- ''v::-.- " What was the, animal worth,, do you suppose?" she rcsumeoV ' . : L ' " Just about six dollarer Mrs. CrosSy," said the Captain'''1" v r?. "What do you imagina the whole affair will cost, if it goes to trial?' : : t 1 Twenty-five or thirty dollars perhaps, Said he. ; ' r-.i-' -...':. ; . ;-.:- ' "Then the cheapest way will b tct- to leave me ten dollars, - and 131 settle the case, Captain," added the lady with a smile that was really bewitching. ; ' - - The Captain mused a moment, and then exclaimed I'll doit 1 blow me if Idont believe yon can settle it if anybody in the world can l'-' v r -. ; . ; The, Captain left the money and depart ed. ' The moment he had departed ft note was dispatched to farmer Jones, request ing him to step to the office. While Tom was engaged on ihe writ of Brown versus Smith. Jones made his appearance, and the swine affair was settled for seven, dol- ars. The , letters of .Miss' '. Bright, were examined, and nothing like, a promise. of marriage could, be made out of them. Mrs. Crosby immediately.wrote aletter to that young lady, advising her . to drop the prosecution of the case, as there .was no reasonable chance of her succeeding, if the letters were the only evidence in the premises. , Higgins' bill was sent, ..and Tom wrote a threatening letter to Thomp son; but how she was to terrify Sue Bunk er the item next on the programme? "Nothing easier," said Tom. "Write and tell him that his case will come on in a few days; that will, bring him immediately to a settlement." " . ' . . Pettifogger was instructed' to write note to that effect, and also respectfully invite Colonel Drummer to call and settle Major Green's bill. ' Aa the. witness had not come to depose in the slander case of Wiggins vs. Bnggs, the fair lawyer and the wiHing clerk , pasted on to the next To get up an issue between Townsend and Ferris. Dont that mean is quarrel, LTomt" ; ' .. . , ' . . " Just that" said Tom. "Well, then, let us try and prevent it by all means." We have only to let it stand as tt is. then, for they are uch peaceable fellows that they won't quarrel of themselves.". 'Distress the widow Sanborn, : comes nextis that right,': Tom, by the way of explanation?" . ' ;' ". " -" "For what?"' : v v ; ' "Because she can V paVsome kind of huinbng bill brought against her by that " : Can't' this unjust act be quashed?", " It ought to be,' at any rate. " It can be put off long enough to give the widow warning of -.what is going on, jo that she can put her things out of his reach," re plied Tom.- -. -..!':;-';- - '":- Pettifogger, you 'are Vtreasure I1 Just run over, and give the widow a sly piece of advice, and then I will help yon make oul damage's In the case of Folger and Jf'oisom. ' " ;- "'";-T'V'.; " It was. thus Mrs. Crosby went on? and by. noon,' with the able. assistaaceToln, had reached the ' three last items.' viz "KIck Bift "Buzzfeton,' (of : ther firm o: Buzzleton & Brigs) out of : the office, browbeat' Mrs.- Chandler, and tweak John son's nose."'' ;;"v"v"T "Now, as none 5 of these 1 persons present, what am I to do?" ' v ' ' are "Why, just as the Squire would--wait till they come In.V " Exactly; but it is about the hour for dinner, and if people can't come in proper Business nours, now can mey expecito De kicked down stair s,browbeaten or tweaked? So, my young friend, we will go to dinner. You will not' be wanted" this afternoon; therefore you need not return to the office. but amuse yourself in any "way you please oy going to see Aiargaret, pernaps. Lock the office, and give me, the , keyj won't forget your services." Vb:i : - - :!- Od her return, our gentle attorney met her Beamstress, and having some 'work to consult her about, asked her home to din ncr.- ; As soon as she entered the house, she knocked at the kitchen door, and said .... . . t laconically: - - ' "Ready for dinner." V1 s ? What a ludicrous spectacle met her v& ion ! Mr. Crosby with 'a segment of beef which he was preparing again to place in the oven, which by this time had got warm, and things in every part of the house in disorder his face and clothes besmeared with dust and grease. :, "Judging from present appearances, it will be ready m about two . hours,", said the Squire, peevishly: 'v-'! I " I came rather late, thinking you would not have dinner ready at the right time,'-' said she:!;?"? ' :-L. r iL.- '. This was the Squire's usual saying when dinner was not ready just at that moment: "I-have brought a friend" with me to dme, my dear," added Mrs. Crosby, some what provokingly.-' & The Squire, in turn, how 'thought to reteliate '' ' yirf ' "And the habeas corpus, Mrs. Crosby; and the writ of Snooks, and the quit-claim deed, for Sykes) what of them?" said tht Squire, his face brightening.'1 " All attended to," said Mrs: Crosby. "And the Saunders case," resumed the Squire. . ,' ' 1 WxoK :; ,: ' ... "And the threatening letter," xhimed in the lady. r. U ! .i ;-- !:;.:: I V" The land case and the breach of prom ise affair?,:.-;;0'--.j;;-'-i,:f-r; W-.:a;': .. ."AU attended to air, as well aa Buz zleton, of the firm Of Buzzleton & Bnggs. : 'fAh, hal no! you can't put that load on to me, Mrs. Crosby! if.Where TomJ'f ."Locked the office and sent:' him off-r did not want him heH be back tomor rOW.-. -.. f. !;,; ..!- --ini 4 i'O .'.:r:The dene, Mrs,. Crosby 1' -vj-irJJ" J . "I said Tom, sir. - And now job have attended to the cases which ' 1 left you? "Ahem! let's sce' Are the dishes washed, closets - in order, shelves : wiped down, knives eleaned, stove blackedV " fire . kept bright, t hall swept and dusted, v lamps trimmed, chamber work donw; vfL Hold on, Mrs. Crosby, for heavens woman!-aae oone n evtry florneoa fsr rears. " For only two of w7rr. : I i'.'.t. 5- ' . " For only two of: us; Mr. CWrt" -" Are you a woman . of .veracity, Mrt Crosby?" asked the Squire, wii t dCe. "No gentleman has :yet presancd to call it in Question, responded tb tedT. with a slight inclination of the lodj? " Then I give it up, and man st graes ful surrender of these premises.; lot '. "And only two of us?"K -.-- ' 'Mrs. Crosby, I beg your ?i&cr- -1 , think that I , am a little wiser than X w this morning.i? I ' assure? yoo,';upoi the honor of a gentleman, thatI .will aevcr. speak disparagingly of ft .082ftpcbtt3t again. Two of nsrImnd,Tnjslw wcay: able work--nougii'at'leaB Ibr' one littlo wife to perform." "'"" i -.i-' ;it l . " You are pardoned on the spot,' Zz3 let me assure you thai I- do xr ' this days experiencf, .- v t Widow Sanborn and txt4 tJtXJ. "And roar ha&2 We cave only to m o ail kept bis word, that Ton P ried tiie prettj seamstress, t4c7t : of ns " was never csed exatjt cz itlr - ant jest. ,;. H i ijt. . -- We find the foUdwfci Lx ( -SX'Z U V : changes without ;r vt.wtlii'-t Ar'';v excite the ?esfUtt.tdi' tX CJ no doubt acrompHhth olcctlr Few communities wcCC V - : bued with t passion for fcers CrC- r the cood peonle or Xiafc3.i silu . . 2 , ; '. folksalk "soger", and GgsBpto LV ; thej talk, opera; and ia.&atch HtX -horse., -They, believe-la pJ?tS 2 ' nothing else, v To own; VrX , - h in Natchez, isfto etdoj.m ; an honor in comparison wKhvtr ; , ber of Congress sinks Into w4ZZZZLf&$- In October lasVJho &JL Z&ZZf - place and.ledtoinpTethanK tity.of excitementand vhrasj :;- The last race of theJastjttj,Ms.flCrJ a free fight,'.- opento ,-retj, hors: zi had never won a raeej pum-f;JC3, .O trance $25; Among "those who propc V? was a yaukee pedlar, wfa a t,. rather promisint trportioai :LJ"C-Jj addressed one? of the Jatf-r j t'8 V-: -I sayrcaptan Fa fhnt-nnop -V,-. wnwM!l. .; . .That sorrel colt,1 . : .f? . ; w V v-.V Vsln'Mft . V " 'Is he seedy?:;j;-V,V'- I calcnlatehe ii' or l. wotld " i J to risk1 a load of tinware on thi vDo job know the UxmPjHr Iiker a book pun t5C3Sd! fee $2&and there't the 1 r : Her Yankee, drewnont rhetzrfr wallet, and brought np; two JCs, tzi t Among those who witneasedUwcycxTat wa Jack Rink of thw BervueEiocj Jack saw hufcti5to measured him for" an enteriraurtC ..1 ter the usual fuss 'and' paUverv:tI i , were brought out, saddled, and r1" 4 '' for a single Vheat'of ;two' inilesv . were eight competitbxi l)edes :;tia To kee. The latter was a smart. KiTtl c' with a fine eye, and a lCt of.tha H C:y indicated speed andbottoo.a -,iu :".' :V:.'-;; .cBring npheJbwTsil:sali 'iti-st:: The horses were brought -p-bal't3 koe gathered up his reins and aijttitli stirrups :v While doing , tUj 22r. went to the rear of i th soml ccjt f.tr. i placed a chestnut burt nndzr Vtoi'tS Tne next moment tha ordex t vti given, and awaj went in hones tt tOX possible ages and conditions. 'StmTsahi' keo was ahead,, , and kept there; : ware'? was evidently pleased witJt ITt things was, working, and: sm2d. ja -"," tiiat.seemed.to saj."that pua!dUfce Jtx v in .less time than it would take iti.'t . nigger to slide down a soeptdl&ertjf; Poor fellowt he hmdn't reckonad ;oaitlr chestnut burr-, The irritant'! that x! Bink had administered notonlj TOsrrrr:,S -Jthe animal's velocity, bit his Blissi3.-- " ae not only run Uk a doer,1 but lrs -ed to do any thing dse. V As t Yai approached the Judge's ; stand; ho tzZa took to puS ap, bub it was-Mi( 'go'- JZm might as well have tried to stop ttnsizg . bolt with ft, jard- f :iog. 'The-rrr't : reached the stand-the Yankee prtiC stand the Yankee wentowit ' ttictrii' When last seen, the Yarrtj through the 'adjoining conntj i ft zz?: that made the people lock at kfcac s comet" that was to make its eppet?cy : : wthei-noflWe."; Where the sorrd ' bnt" is impossible to - ayv AH is that the Yankee has never btufcnrtl tronthatojtaihiswhael if tin ware'f stin niakas one of fte fcj attrections in the museum o XtzzK ti J "Vjomxxx Gr.i-The ot3C;i CP the Cleveland traia stopi ti Csi Station, a young lady witb an atatil- in her arms; tepped ont of e caive4v politely requested a jgantjenan to standing npon the platfbrnv t toll try child for ft few moments; as she' srkied t attend to a little business." Th-r3 hearted inan readily acceded to C Ik quest, bnt was somewhat scxpncc4 citti : departure of the train, to find Cr owner, oy possession, ol woCtr nijr the latest eute the rhild -i' .Vr ,t' m - i - i