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.mil2:iltfos!Jij!cr--gfl)oici to $alrtt($, Jntp;art fflntesb juitnitiire, gvts aito Sciences, iktatbn, iriculture, Itmlicfs, amuscincnf; 1 , , - : ''. My.i.l VOLUME XY. WOODSFIELD, MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, OCTOBER 27, 1858. I r I r JO C t f g . ' OUTniXK. 52 e: is married, BY JOHN U. SAXB. MaJam! you are very pressing, And I can't decline the tank, ' With the slightest gift of guessing, iv You would hardly need to askt t,..' Don't you see a hint of marriage In his Bober-sidd faee? . .. In his rather-stooping carriage And extremely rapul pacer ' Jj -ilf h' not committed treason, Or some wicked action done, Vj v Can yon (tee the faintest reason ttvci:. Why a bachelor should run?.; .hit- ;"; :.:.. -1.-. :i v t AWay ahould A he in a flurry f t X But a loving wife to greet, a crroumstance to hurry n'-'Tk m'okt dignified of feetl -' ' t Wkm afai tlm man has spied her, t XT fho grateful, happy lf ,T Does not haste to he benUli her, 3 He must he beside hiinlf I h It is but a trifle, may he ' a ' J-Bat observe hi prnctiewl tone, When he oalms your stormy baby, "Jhstasif it weiffhis own! -uvj)i yon 'think a certain meekness Yotthare mentioned in his looks, Ja, chronic optic weakness , . That has come of reading books? full uri ,J a,i:,.'.-i 4 Did you erer rrotvhis vision . Jeriug undenieath a hood, "'SaVe enonk'h'fo recognition, !i As 'a civil' porsoa slwmldl - , y Conld aCannchin be col.ler v vm .f.'U; lii-.u" When he glam-es, as he must, "'iit naly-rnndd-- shmitdar,' : i Or a proudly-swelling, bust.' . -t'.'A r-; ;. :-i if si ' ' ' Vi Madam! think of CTery foature,, ' " Then 4eny.it, if you caii ' He's a foniT, couhnbinl creator, "''""Ahd a very married nin? BiAXUI3I0Nj(AL; VBROXERAGE 1;:IN"THE METROPOLIS. i, '. J " '. . : . -- "intuVfall of ' 1851 a yonng' country raercuant; not 'altogether ignorant of the waj'i"of the city, and by no means adverse to irentores,' came here to get his scmi-an-nuiri'opply of 'dry goods Having made his Durchase, and being lu no especial haste to return lie1 determined to visit the mat-! rimonial oBice, the aayerusemeni oi wmcn liVjiad seen, "atid which struck him as ex ceedingly curious." ' ' ;';"'.' lie repaired to the 'place indicated in typper.'paid'the bsoal fee of $5, and made the following entry: ' "Joh ' Qniny' Jenkins, a dry-goods mercliant.'" of Memih:s, ' TMinnet.n O V ro ft feet 9 inches' hich. black eyrs and liairj'and domestic tastes, desires tofarm'tQe. acqOaii.fanice'of a ladyl 22 to25 jeari of, age with a view to matrimony. Snelmu8t' be; of affectionate disposition, afcVymplislied,'' "Intelligent and handsome. XonV oift 'n&'d 'Vpryr' Money is rib ooiect, th'' advertiser having a lucrative - 4-tn ;i a.:. '. r-'t businesa ni ' The taerchnrwa's'afsnrcd hj the bro ker tliaV(sue had Just such a person upon hertisi a't that! moment, and ' that if he would, 'call at 5' o'clock rfh at ' afternoon he sKnntd see iier''" 1 " " - "The adventnroos - Jenkins,'; being of a tome what suspicions' disposition, rearea fool plajf : and. whert the n .amved.'weut W, the tnat'ri wncn j.ne Hppuimcu uum imonial oflice Un a SIX BIlOOltTj Ioaucu, iu ui I'vmii, more man nan expeciuigiu uvivnu elf AeainsC'rob'tierSf and assassins. 'iJutthe enlmyhe'eticoiHitcred waS not f this kind. He was introduced ' to" ft young .woman with bfiipk eyes nud hair, pearly leeth,' 'dene ate hands, fine form, and j again. It will give me pleasure to have intelligent aud rather" handsome face. j you do so that is sir I have some Her drt88 'was appropriate, aud her manner! thing to say .You will exense me but modest. u.Yi I I - 1 1 know you are generous and can oppre- n.. u irnAvn thnt thA ndventurous Jen-. .iftt mv nositioii' fa nrofonnd siirh. and KoH Mntininni-od finthino of the sort. ' Delia . Ktasrwcrine- to the niano. nlaced hcrKonna ,n!S on,5 14 1 fiVM.-wv wm-m O , . - w CT O ID - - 4 ' 4 , , . . ; llljjad supposed. hat if the landlady in- head in her hards and wept. J e')' hoel ia lL,s i-nnn'sil him at. nil', aliieb he considered I M.nlnm ' R.oid Jenkins. '1 trust I can I you. don'tiui, it would be to some frightful hag, appreciate what you wish to sny; and if 1 wboLw9uld drive him Vfrom the- house iu Jean bo of service to youj in uny way, you distrust,;;,!! was, therefore, a good , deal j have only to show me how.' She restrain- - . H. UkM -, " T ' I 1 I takenj Aback, f nd,, tliough a man of suffi- cienjt(?iu(a?fa,' much embirrassea. . : . llf xwdtMqyrter and was. soon. cbat ting.withbe fair' stranger as with ',au old acquaintance., .ncrjwit and intelligence snrprl&cdjUjnd,; pleased, him. 'He had no m0fiea) of .i marrying than " Brigham Young Jias of living sjngle, and began to wisb frpm'(they" bottom; of Lis heart, that he wasfoat of the affair.' ,., ;,i: v ; jilij twain talked on. until , Jenkins be camt aware that be was expected to broach the, main subject but bow to do it was a problem.--. He resolved, however, to tell ber.frankly that be was fhere merely from eo$OBUy.,.'Hii opened in this way: , , Mrs-Tr (naming the broker,) keeps a marunonjal office, it seems. ; It is a nov el ulea,-aud her advertisement made me TJie unknown beauty blushed charming '7 'iir'j'B'P which overspread, her cheeks was, indeed, 'a hit.' But it lasted only a moment.. She. replied, 'Yes; I see no harm'ifb'.t-'I I would not have my un cle $bow; I am here for anything in the world,-;ht could never understand it. I hafe plenty - of acquaintances but little syrapsXhy's I am well aware what the con ventionalities of the world ttequire; I am also aware that a woman's happiness is oft en sacriflced to them. I have resolved to .Lis extent to break through them, and never marry until I love.' 'Love, surely,' replied the half captiva ted and philosophic Jcukins, 'is tke essen tial clement: of happiness, and I fancy that marriage without it would be an intol erable burden.' 'I came here,' responded mademoiselle, 'not because I am ignorant of what be longs to a modest woman, but because I believe there is nothing wrong or immod est in doing so; and thinking that I might meet with what has thus far in life becu denied me the sympathy and frieudship of some one who understands me.' 'I came here.' vigorously responded .Jenkins, perceiving a good chance to say what he wauted to, 'I came hero simply from curiosity. ' It is always best to be frank and truthful; I have no intention of marrying, but seeing so novel au adver tisement in the paper, 1 wished to know its meaning.' ' . Jenkins is of opinion that when lie ut tered this speech a careful observer might have seen the slightest shade of disap- j poiiilmciit becloud the features of the fair stranger; but if so, it passed quiek lr. After a few minutes' conversation, Jen kins arose to depart. lie expressed grat ification at having seen her, and said that as he had a few days to spend in the city, he would, if he might presume to do so, k)g the honor of calling upon her. Tell me, sir,' replied the enchanting damsel: 'tell me if you can respect me just at' much as though you had met me at Saratoga or Newport, and sought an in- I .reduction?' 'It matters very little where we find a jewel we prize,' was tht gallant reply of the gallant Jei.kins. 'If by that you mean to answer me in the filuniiulive,' was the reply, 'I shall Ue happy to have yon call upon me to-sior- roA- evening at uiy uncle's, No. 14ih Street! ' J .taking want away looking, like Ftrdl- and. . " in n mevt'd sart, , A if he v'io dismayed." His soliloquy was something after this fashion:. 1 was a fool for going there! If the girl is honest, and has Ukcn a fnncy to me, she will be disappointed. She seems hon est and modest, though I don't understand how a really modest woman could go to sucn n piace, siiu sne migui pernaps I did as much as tell her I thought it was wrong.' I won't go that's the cheapest way to get out of it. Yes, I will go.' Jenkins was swayed by conflicting em otions for something more than twenty four hours 'sometimes firmlv resolving I nr4 ..,11 Bm1 mr.in .10 A a ji,. ii, ! r l t.t m i;iuiiijv, n urn iiic iiiiic iuiuc, aiauvu without hesitation. He found Delia (so she called herself) in a very respectable hoase, richly furnish ed. He was introduced to the -uncle' as an old acquaintance whom she had met at a watering placed ' The evening passed very pleasantly so pleasantly, indeed, that Jenkins, without thinking precisely what he was about, promised to call again which Iih did two eveninsrs later. TI.Ij iimA Fnnnrl Tlnlln ali-itm on I of - LlliJC IIM IUIMIU 1.LIJU UIUIII, U1IU Ul- ter another very pleasant chat, arose t0 take his leave, remarking that he shonld J remain in town but three days longer, and asked it he might call agaia. lie now ouserveu iiiui ins uew iricini; appeared much embarrassed. She did nc"nc,eas 1 am" n0 morc not answer directly, and Jenkins walked to i '"e'l. the door. ' She followed with hesitating dl; there is a great many things steps, bnt finally seized him frantically by done Sn ork which dan t square the handand dfawing him back, stammer-! 'i,h t,ie Sold.cn rulo-lawyers knojrthat. cd rather than spoke as follows: " 1 ! Yon know something of us here, but yon it -i j .1.-. i.s- f . spok Yo(i sir 'yon ask if you shall call ed her tears, and prdceeded I will be frank with yon, sir that is sighs and tears I will try to tell you will you forgive me if it is wrong?' 'Certainly it cannot be wrong,' Jenk ins answered, considerably excited by the unexpected scene. "Tell me ' frankly; I assure you it will give me pleasure to serve you.' , Ye's-but oh dear! another fit of weeping but it is so stranger 'What is it, DcllaV Jenkius, for the first time calling her by her Christian name. 'You will be as frank as I am, will you not?' . Yes.' . ''Well, then whether you come again or not depends upon yourself.' 'Then I shall certainly come.' I fear not.' 'Pray explaia.' Sighs and tears. Be calm.' 'Well, then, I will try to be calm en ough. I like you very much, and ft'el toward you as I never did to wards another. I that is I am sure I shall, if you continue to come here love you. If you do not feel so towards me, I must ask you not to come again.' This last speech was mterlauded with au infinite number of sighs, and appearan-1 cea of faiuthir; aud no sooner was it con cluded than she fell fainting towards the bewildered Jeukins. Of course there was no alternative, and he caugkt her ia kis arms, and made varioas frautic attempts to restore her; as he thus performed his kiudly offices, in came the uncle, of a sud den, followed by a young uiau he had not before seen. Those who have read the adventures of the renowned ALr. Pickwick, will never forget the memorable occasion ou which his friends eutered his lodgings, and found Mrs. Uardell fainting and screaming in his anus; aud they have only to revert to that picture to have au exact portrait of i the case f Air. Jenkins. The uncle sum-1 moned the servant "il l, who, for some un- acei-mntflble mason was verv near at hand: she came rushing to the spot, and she, t0o, saw Dl!a iu the arms of the petrified Jen - kins. In due time thkir united efforts rector - td her, and tha nude demanded of her an j explanation. 15ut she could not or would IlOt make any, HHU lie, Of COlirtC, tkirncU , uooa Jenkins. Tlie adventurous nier- chant told him that his niece was seized with a fainting fit as he stood by the door" tituu-d a ard, iu all the prcni- about to depart, anil that he, ot course, caught tier tailing ai ine moment, ne cauie . .. iii. Jie scemeu uissalisucu anci suspicious, i . .. , i . ' Jeiikins told him his niece would explain all when sufficiently restored, aud bade him good night. It chanced that Mr. Jenkins and an intimate acquaintance living at the hotel where he stopped, and as he rushed out of the house iu a condition bordering on i frenzy, he encountered this identical frieud. I on the 14th of May last, came up for It was a moonlight evening, and. the law- j I rial yesterday in the Circuit Court. It is yer instantly recognized hisn as he desccu- j needless to say that John Uurus wa can ded to the street. As he dil so, he veryj victed at the last tsrm for this murder, deliberately walked up the steps and ex-land suffered the extreme penalty of the aniined the number, more carefully than j law on the 3d of September last. The Mr. Furrell did 31 Bond street, ou that I public arc already abundantly acquainted memorable wceasion when he sat down to ! with the facts in connection with the tie a shoe-striug, aud rturiiiug to the walk said to Jenkins: 'What the devil has brought you here?' I don't kuow! fate, I suppose or being a cursed fool!' was the excited re- I'ij. . ." The lawyer took 'Jenkins arm, and de- maaded a confidential communication. He, with some heaitatioa, gava a history of the case from first to lust. You gave a fietitieus name and resi dence?' inquired the lawyer aegerly, when Jenkins hud finished. 'Yes.' 'And did you tell the fair euchantrcss where you were stopping:' 'No. I told kr.r I was at the Metro-j politan.' Luck! luckv!' said he. Why lucky?' Let me tell yon. I kaow a thing or two of that precious uncle and his vlrtn ous niece. IHd she faiU well?' said he laughing. 'Yes.' 'Admirably, I will .rager. Sh'a sighed well, blushed well, wept well, fainted well?' Yes.r 'Of course she did. Site was an ac tress. She might have been a good one a famous on, I think but that she lhsd so many lovers and amours. She ran off with a southern actor, lired with him a year or so, went to a watering place, met the man of the honse there, ran away from the actor with him, and j:na e i nun uer uneic. lie ia am mutu jknow little or tue wiekea ways oi mis i wicked city. The bouse you have jiist I left is a trap, and but for yonr precaution ia coi c?aling your name and hotel, you ! would have been cnught. You would hnve been, as it is probably, had I not for they would search ev- city but they would find Your safety is in flight You must retreat in the morning, or my word for it you will be sued for a breach of promise of marriage in less than three days. That scene was all arranged. They will make out a case against you.. In the first place there is the matrimonial office; the keeper will swear to the facts of the acquaintance. It was formed avowedly in view of matri mony; there is your writing in the regis ter all of which shows the animus. In the second place, the repeated calls. They can prove two and insinuate more. The matrimonial agent will not remember the date of yonr visit. They will say it might have been four weeks that you were in the habit of calling, though they cannot swear positively. In the. third place, there were three eye-witnesses of the faint ing scene, besides the girl herself; and I have no doubt the young man is a bona fde witness, invited there without any knowledge of the conspiracy. Could a lawyer ask a better case with which to go before a jury?' 'But are you sure there is a conspira cy?' . - 'I know it; that is, I am morally certain of it.' Have they served up any such cases to you before?' 'Yes. I have seen the papers for four similar cases, and rather than suffer the exposure, trouble and expense, the par ties settled. One man gave $1,000, an- other $4,500, another $3,000, aad anoth er H.000; which, I have no doubt, was divided np between the girl, the uncle, the servant girl, und perhaps the matrimonial office.'1 'Aud tha lawyer,' .Tonkin? suggested. 'Well, the lawyer had his fee, of coarse, but I do not know as he was particeps criminii.' , Jenkics did aot argne the morality of the lawyer's part, Wat requested him to let bisi know if auythiug occurred, which ho promised to do. Tke next morning .John Quincy .Tenkius left fur his ho-ne in the rural districts, two or three days sooner than he intended. Iu less than a week he received a lettar ifroui his L'gal frieud, in which he was in- formed that the next dav after his last : ; vi.it to Delia, a lawyer was applied to;: as ; e expected to make out a case aud com- jincnce proceedings against John Q'lincy ; Jenkins, for breach of promuo of ttrriuge, unless it was settled. At the nude's sug-; .gesuon, ii fc n un uiui. .tut: -c.;oiuii4..:i noiti, lo huh .ur. JeUnlllS, ; aud tee il he woiiiU utt comprciuj je: uot i 'imuing lUut worthy ajeiitltman, the o!d i "cut noieio, aim uia;;ng no sucii uamo o:i pv wi, um-.u ei m.u .m. .il-iikmis ;.. i , , .i . t m. n" ...- l. 4 1. :.. .1 i ... i i. i " '-'j i", -"'oiiy i!ie. inun luuai no li ore the name to curses and historv. i w 1 From tliri Wheel'in Itiielligeacar. ! Trial of Oscai Myers for the BLUvdsr t of Mary Am Mra'ojy. The case of Oscar Mver cu trarea . 1 i with the murder of Mary Ann Montour, case. Col, Wheat and O. L Cranmer ap peared for the prisoner, and Major Oood for the Commonwealth. A jury was empanelled, composed of the following gentlemen: Jos. White, Johu Gray, O. I. Thoaip?on, John Wa'arhouse, L. Whartou, Win. Ri.Jjby, Geo. Mendel, H. Gray, John Stewart, E. Smith, B. Whit lock vnd M. Edwards. The Clerk of the Court read the in dictment, and iu answer to the question, are you guilty or not gnilty, the prison er respoudad, Grmlr -'ot qui ty." Col. I Wheat and Major Good made brief in j troductory . addresses, urging upon the jury the importance of the case about to Ue presented for their decision. Coroner Day was culled, and testified to the finding of the body, the nature of wonuds, &c. His testimony was substan tially the same as that given upon the trial of Burns. John W. Smith also testified same as before, as did John Chalk, John Farley and John Rodenbangh, each detailing) how Burns beat the woman, but none of! these witnesses saw Myers do nnythintr Mary Ann Smi'i, sworn, Was up on the hill the night the murder was com mitted; Burns struck Mcntony with a hnndy-billy; I took the billy away from Burns and. gave it to Myers. Myers gave it back to Burns, and said 'Here go ou with your work." . Burns kept on striking the woman. John Ixivghman, sreorn Was . not present on the night of the murder. Went np with Burns and Myers next morning; Burns and Myers told me to go and see if the womm was there; I went and saw the woman; when I came back Barns asked which was the whitest me or his shirt; Burns started t where the woman was; I came away; Myers went along the fence and Burns joined him. Jas. JliddU, sworn. Went up on the hill at 2 o'clock on the night of the mur der and and staid till 4 o'clock. Barns called to the woman Montony, to come and lay down beside him, when she mov ed up a little; he cal'ei again, when Mon tony said she was near enough; Bnrns said d d yon, what is that you say, and struck her with his first, then he struck her with a billy. Mary Ann Smith got the billy from Burns and handed it to Oscar, when Oscar handed it back to Ilurns. I left towu with Mvcrs and cot to Stcubenville the next day at noon; from there started to Pittsburgh; Oscar said to me, yon ought to have been np and seen me and Burn3 knock that wo man's brains out; he said it was in the morning that the brains were kuocked out. Riddle testified in addition to the a bove, that after Burns had beaten the wo man severely with a billy, he (Boms) gave Myers a kuifc and told him to open it; Myers did as requested and Burns took the knife and commenced cutting the wo man. In leaving the hill after the bloody deed was supposed to have been accom plished, Myers said: "Hadn't ice better go and get a shovel and bury her.?' The evidence being closed, Major Good addressed the Jnry, briefly stating the law and the circumstances by " which they were to be governed in finding a verdict. He was followed by Mr. Cranmer, and Col. Wheat, both of whom made able ef forts for the the prisoner. At the con clusion of Col. W'heat's remarks the Court adjourned for an hour (till 1 ol-i clock. Myers is rather below tho medium height, and is about nineteen years ace. He has small, quick restless grey eyes, light hair and U rattier spare than otherwise. He boars a most striking and reiniirkable resemblance in featiire to John Burns, decoasod. During the examination of the witnesses, the prisoner looked and acted like an ordinary- spectator, who hd M8 i,-reat interest in the proee lings but wad anxious to hear what was said. V hile Mr. J. L. Cranmer was speaking lie woahl slant his best ear np to catch every word of hope, an I the le.st movement of Col. Wheat, who sat bo-:ia him would attract his Attention aud he would turn nervously about ai it' expeotiug; to hear something from that gentleman. Finding him looking quietly in another direction the prisoner was again all attention to the speaker. But for his forbid ding countenance, the prisouor would not have been snloctea by a stranger as the person whose liTe or t?oaih was bein-j deoided. Tin Cwurt convened asjain at 7 o'clock, when J.ijor O'ood madn'a closum; speech of au hour or s" ia le,,3ttt and the case was submitted to Sown."" " char5,, from Ja,1& j The Jury retired in uhm-e of the SheruTs j j deputies, for cousnltation. " The c-wc excited '"r';:lt interest as it progressed, the Court room ,"V I, 1 i uw,le'u ' . liitoeu lui'.lHtes ivturue 1 a verdict vlfuilly of muru -r j-. fiejinl tU-grte. The prisoner was ,nf" to1'1 10 stand up, when Ju.lge Tbomnson . , ' " " some wv.Huh ana p - During tlu d lieilvelv 1 Tun tiMi.'f Mv.ii-.il l ... .... . - I nm usiene i auenuveiy, ocea-; ?ionali v ''!iti,'tt fn i..K- , ,.i 0...1 ..i.....-;.. : . . -.,".'....uu..i,ukjiiju f : .' "V- r l ' . . I l lie i- j nc 1 ii 1 1 mi :i 11. 1 K,i iu'iiwhi ni l, rniro fit u 1 as eminently just. Myers was ao d.ubt a l'arty to ene of the most diabolical 'muiv.ers kl,t'wu iu the .-.una!, ot 'crima ; .-iiid we eeho the 1 II II-'I mI !, u.'p-j,e.u.-ess.i dv u. s uonor JudM u tonuHon I that his fate mar be a wnriiiiii? to the many ruiuu y iniiii iu tUis citv now upon tlie s:uu; broad roJ t 1 ui.i. MR. MO II PI IT IN PARIS. The extraordinary feat of playing eight games at the same time wiihont Heeiccj the board, was performed ou Monday, at the Cafe de la Regence, by Mr. Morphy, the young American player. The por tion of the Cafe la Regenee more partic ularly appropriated to the nse of chess amateurs, was open as usual to the pnblie and iu it sat the eight gentlemen who con sented to be Mr. Morphy'a antagonists. The other part of the Cafe furtkeron, and iu which two billiard tables are placed, was appointed to the use of the blind folded : player, who sat at the end, with with his back to the public. A certain line was marked out, beyond which only two gentleman could pass, M. Jouraond and M. Arnons de Riviere, who had un dertaken to announce the moves on both sides. The latter gentleman officiated for the four first plavcrs.MM. Rancher. Rier- j with, Cornemann, and Guibert, aud the former for the last four MM. Lecmesne, Potier, Preti, and Seguin. At half past 1 2, the combatants having taken their places, in tha presenco of about 250 lovers of the uoble game, tke play commenced by Mr. Morphy taking the move, and signifyiug that in every one of the eight cases he played K.P2. Some of his op ponents replied by the similar movewhilst others iplaved differently, so as to lead to what is called irregular openings. The play then went on without interruption for not less than ten hours, during which time Mr. Morphy never toek the slightest re freshment The definite result was that the blindfold player won six of the games, and drew two, his opponents being van quished in the following order.MM. Preti (after seven hours aad a half,) Potier, Bancher; Bornemann, Bierwith, and Se guin (at half past 10.) The two players who succeeded in drawing their games were MM. Luquesno ,nnd Guibert. - At the end of this wonderful exhibition Mr. Morphy did not appear much fatigued. London News, Sept. 30. QUEER CUSTOMS IN CALIFOR- NIA. One f the editors of the San Francis co Golden Era, writing from Marysville, says: They are a funny people up here. When ger a moment and reflect upon the sad two friends meet, nine times in ten the drama that was enacted upon that pile salutation will be, "Well, Johnny, how's! of chips. When the shadows fade away yonr dog?" When Johnny will reply, and twilight veils the dim horizon when "My name niu't Johnny, and I havn't got 'naught creeps into the Egyptian darkness any dog." The cant phrase "You bet," is also in general use. Everybody uses it for an affirmative. On Sunday last, while wending my way churchward, I ac- icosted on the sidewalk a very nicely dres- sed and handsome youngJady with, '-Will you be kind enough, madame, to direct me lo the Rev. Ebenczer Gmnter's church?" When "You bet! there it is over yonder, sir," was the answer, and with a peculiar "twang." I told her that I was opposed to gambling, didn't want to bet, and passed on to the sanctuary. Ask a waiter in a hotel if he has any pork and beans, and he says "You bet!" Ask a preacher if he thinks there arc future rewards and punishments, and he will raise his hauds aloft and exclaim, "You bet!" When an emphatic affirmative is. necessary, they say "lou bet, bar-keep!" What is meant by the "bar-keep" clause is more than I can imagine. The high and the low, the old and the young, all say, "You bet." 95gT"A bet was once made on a slow railroad, that the engine couldn't pull a man's boots off. The trial came off and so did the boots; but there weic loud complaints of foul play. It . was said that they chained the engine to a stake and then set a' big" dog on the man, caus ing him to jump backwards out of his cowhides. THE MIDNIGHT SHRIEK. A Tale of Yens:eance, CIJAPTElil I. She weptl CHAPTER II. She dried np! CIIAPTELl III. As the maiden wept her la6t breath away, she fell fainting upon a pile of chipsl CHAPTER IV. There is sometking terribly sublime in the scene referred to in the foregoing chapter, now long that fragile form lay uaconcious of passing events, the wri ter kuoweth not, but at length her eye detected a shadow which caused her to look up. She gave a long, loud and piercing shriek, which rent the night and drovo the chickens off the roost. CHAPTER V. adored aud lovely "My Jcrairny," 1 it ""-'j nmoticu uic Muoing lover, "is ; ,1..... T C. ...1 , . j j uu jUU ucr t proiracteu no f ence, mingling the ialiniferons elements j Mini u .hjw lioui your opue oroswitntne mutilated fragments which had once had thsir existence in the mighty giants of the forest?" '' ' ' Jemimy clasped her forehead, and on ly conUl utter: ' Como to my arms!" chapter rr. Tus Plot Thickkns. There lay tho innocent lovers who had filiated in each others arms, unmindful of the .light of time, and a big burly youth who was watching the unique proceedings through an aperture iu his father's dilap idated pig pea. CHAPTER VII. We must now take leave of the forego ing incidents till the reader is better in formed as to the position and origin of the tenement which had been deserted by the porcupine quadroped, aud from which our hero wrs fast getting ready to leave. The opposite end from the south inclined perceptibly to the north, so that when old Boreas blew bis loudest blast from the west, it would fall harmless upon these two extremities. It was built upon a romantic site, and mr . ... . ins ery root oemg onus precisely overjuuiu noi dui ue. And those. ; watch., H it, tended somewhat to shelter the juven-i locks! they are' worthy of a place' in any tie porkers which once inhabited it from j antiquarian museum. r the driviug storms which used to beat so Almost would the old Khight Templars unmercifully upon that structure when iti of Malta start ' up again,' hbu.d ""these snowed hard. It was one of those teno- matchlock guns be placed in the gallery!0 ments which would strike the beholder j beside their armor. Tho , matchlock ia.l as being a pig pen. And such it j cumbcrsomcness, is fairly in keeping withm was. CHAPTER VIII. With a . frightful effort the youth cleared the top log, and rushed frantical ly to the spot. His first impulse was to stamp the unconcious lovers imperceptibly with., the chips, but a manlier impulse smote his heart, as his eyes fell upon the palpitating bosom of Jeraimy. His feel ings were touched, , and unable to quell the rising tide of emotion, be- too, fell prostrate across tho fainting foYms, of Ruben and Jemimy, and $-vi''';,Sc CHAPTER IX. They told it. were up quicker than I have Restoratives were immediately but only once "did his feeble applied. voice mingle with the surrounding me!- aucholy. cheese ! He asked for crackers' and CHAPTER 'X. ' : I Let the traveler as he passes bv, lin- but venomous reptiles and spiders when no sound rends the balmy night air but the hungry catterwanl of the tom-cat there in the dead hour of night comes a phantom lover fresh out that nile of chips. ever pleading in hungry accents for bread ! 1 -1 ! For the "Spirit." ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM My age if multiplied by three, Two sevenths of that product tripled be, The square root of two ninths of that is four, Pray tell my age or never see me more. .. .... . ;. owle r . For the "Spirit." Mr., Editor: I understand that you have some good Algebraists in Woodsfield, will some of them work the following problem? There are two numbers, each, that the square of the frst plus the sec ond is equal to seven: and the square of the second, plus thejirst is equal to seven. Required the numbers. SENECA. EST A correspondent says, the safest cheapest and surest way to extinguish burning tar or pitch is to throw dry sand upon it to the' depth of or au inch which will smother the fla)nes instantly and he thinks, a barrel of snd applied in time would have extinqnished the fire en the Austria. THE "GREAT EASTERN"1 SOLD? It .3 already well known, says tlij test received by the ' London Morning Star, that the proprietors of 'the levia than or Great Eastern steamer" have' lor some time been in difficulties; sa great ai to prevent them from finishing the vessel.! At length, however, an arrangement has, been made, which affords a prospect of this great national project being ultimate ly carried to a snccessful issue, thodglr ' by other parties than the present proprie-' tora. A company has been formed' iir New York to purchase and finish the ves-r sel and work her bctwesn .London and America. -ff , The Association is called the'liriltsb and America Great Eastern SteanOfajJ gation Company. It has been "got up y a number of commercial gentleinea, on of whom is Mr. Hughes.' the late super intendent of Messrs.- Scott, Russell & Co. 'a yard, and, in fact, of the Jbnildiiof the Leviathan throughout.,. After a series.' of Xegociations with' the original ,eom pany, arrangements have" beeu. made"' for the purchase of the vessel for 3l:!25b T)firta being less than one-third of thi itmbnnt sue had cost. viz: 84.000.000' and, ;lossi than the material would fetch if Lha,'tvei;r " P 7,a.uc.H0U.iai The Chmaman-The "Way he lights?' A correspondent writes: "I ' hm m 1 the arras used by the Chinese ;iir!lW Bght at the storming ofthe forts at'the'routft of the Peiho. The first sight pf jthLm shows the utter helplcssuess of this tjuU empire of three hundred and fifty million a of population, when it comes' into "contact ' with European science and arms'-and tiis-J cipline on the battle-field.; They rera'indT me of the scenes of my boyhood, whentlU the lads of the country village wore armed -with wooden guns, furnished with wooden locks and flints, which could snnplf they could not fire. They aro ignorant of thV' rifle, the percussion cap, and crea f U9 fliut, once used in its place. ..,TIicmJw a tnafehlocfc. and of suoh formidakls) di-v inensions and weight 3 lo need wheels to carry it, instead of their own aboolderi." It is almost impossible to raise and levefc it, such is its weight; aud often-abothei man, kneeling bofore him who loads and $ fires, bears the end of the gun upoahijHt shoulder, in the happy consciousness thttli, it! the enemy chooses to kill htm instead of the soldier at the other pnd 'of vn nUI ue is innocent of . any. man's blood aWd-v tne barrel and stock material, which is kept burning, taking the place of a flint in a common gu,Jnnd a coraiug down . like the tail of. a' comet when the tedious process of joading. U7f completed, Then there is a spear, not to be used by the hand in fight, but slender ' and armed with an iron point, and fired'21 with rockets.. Then comes therbattie-W, not heavy, and easy wielded Jy the bantf''! but useless, except in close .coutact, and'orf then powerless compared with the sword.,, and the bayonet.' Their cannon are. eith-" er sunk in the earth and permanently' lev elled, or else mounted on carriages whlcfi11 provide for no elevation or depressjoa bh'a the gnns, or else make it so slow and dffiia cult that after all the carriage is useless. ,, mc ounvn. va tne torts one steam gun-boats came within 'rail ire 'of tlie guns and received several : Tini o VW'dt strangely, and unlike a soldier and a gena- tleman, as John Chinaman thought, the' English did not choose to remain in range,t; and presto! with 'a puff of steam was out of the reach of their gunS, tnou'iaalmosl touching their muzzles. ') fo ?V'fi ooi . ; . ; .1 i ttw The Seven Ancient Wonders of .thsui World. t. These were, 1st." The brass" Colossus 7! of Rhodes, built by Cares.'A. 1 D. ;28&- iv oiunu utiuss me iiuioor or Knodes 6IX7 ty six years, and was thrown down bv an . earthquake. It was bonght by ' a Jew from the Saracens, who loaded nine hun"-' ' .1 1 i .1.- i . T ! 2. The pyramids of Egypt.'." '.Tha ! largest one enraged' 350.OOQ wori-mn . thirty years in building, and has'now stood '4 I..., 4 I. ... 4l. 1 ' bi ieu.il 1 11 1 uc iiiuiibuuu years. 3. The Aqncdocts of Rome, invent-, edby Appins Claudius; the censer.' ra 4: The Labyrinth of Psammetlchus, on the banks of the Nile, containing Jrith- in ouc continued wall,! 1,000 housee, and 12 royal palaces, all covered wit!, rM?"t and having only one ' entrance.,. Th6'-! building was said to contain 3,000, cha'tnT. bers, and a 'hall built of marble, adorned , with statues of gods.' 5. The Pharos of Alexandria, a tow- cr built by order of Ptolemy Pbiladel-' phns, in the year 2S2 R. C. It waVT 1 erected as a light-house, and contained ' magniGcent galleries of Hrurblc a' largo' "'A lantern ut the top. the light of which wa3 ::", seen near a hundred miles off; mirrors of i;i enormous sizes were fixed around the gal- " leries, reflecting everything on the sea, ' . 6. The Walls of Babylon, built b1'1-' order of Semiramis, or Nebuchadnezzar' and finished in one year, by 200,000 men. They were of immense thickutss. 4 44k:"-4".