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.-. ukins Mt Siuith. hi. senior ,.»rtner. t the Ji-isn, wuo had been abseut on a ( . r How s htiMOe-.r' inquire 1 the latter. ..I right; got a new clerk " ■* ioi a new clerk, eb? Where'. Jones?" D'scliarged Inin. An idle, extravagant youiig dog* ^ • I rue enough, and tht> new one won t do t.nv Utter. Drinking, gambling, late hours, last home.—that’s the way with them all. 4 \ And Smith groaned. Jen kin's eyes twinkled. He well knew tv |wH*iiliaritlpH of li i* good-hearted buteo centric lachelor partner. ‘AVell the new clerk don't drink nor gsrnhle I m certain of that, nnd haatlius ur been very attentive and industrious. “Ihu. far? Oh,yes. Wait a month. New broom* twerp clean.” Oh. wrlf, it the new clerk don’t unit von. you can mud the new clerk adrift. i hat I* all 1 only took her—nh’m—the l ew clerk on trial Mr Smith stared at hi- partner 1 suppose till* tiew clerk baa a name?’’ he remarked, dryly." **)*» J*1. Her, that is to say, the new « «erk f name is Gardner Hut here we are." Ah was hi- usual custom, Mr. Smith vent through the store |m.-t the urrav of i li rbon cither side of the counter, without glancing to the right or left. Hut when he reached hia private office, at the fur i iit r end, he looked through the glass t.m.r, which wao h> situate*! that lie could jil! that wan going on in the i*tore. A - hia eye fell u|k>h the occupant of a t.i -k near the door, lie Hturted. : \N hat h that? he -aid, turning sharply Vj hi* partner who had followed him. Jcnkitm gazed composedly at the slender Jorm, whose graceful head was bent iutenl h' over a ledger that lav ojkmi upon the 1 hut* W hv, that s the new clerk.” Smith ruhl»ed hi* eves, and looked again. • W hy, its a woman! he exclaimed, ' *than air of incredulity and horror. ‘ I should aav it win.'' Haiti Jenkinn <.-oily, *'nud a confoundedly pretty one at »i»nt.” Smith gave his partner a look of virtu* •♦a- indignation. Mr Jenkins, this is no place for a wo Think not? Now it strikes me that •h* :'.is ilu* place very nicely." * I he proper place for a woman is the sanctuary ol home.” Th - was a pel observation of Mr fcniith 1 which he had read somewhere, und which hr considered as a clincher in such un ar gun e t. But -apposeshe has*tit any.” this was a |K»ser, and in his efforts to mu ? ount it. Mr Smith got excited ‘'Ilast!,t any? Wl»v, tdr,she must—she ought to have one.' “Very true. In fact, socontiJrnt tun 1 «n thi? point, that 1 have thought of offer ing her mine—or, al least, to share it with litr." “Mr Jenkins, this is not a fit subject for jeHu" ‘ It's a Notion* matter, 1 know; so, on the w hole, perhaps I had better think it over i while longer. Besides there is no know ing if she would accept mv offer together i with the incumbrance that goes with it. “Jenkins,*' returned Smith, severely, 4 n il/ you cease trilling and attend to the business in hand? This woman must #50.” ‘ Very well: you told me you wanted a clerk who was faithful and iuduMriou* tiiat didn't spend his salary, and all he could steal, on lii-t horses, and the like, and I got you one. It s an easy matter to send her off** “Ol course x is." rejoined Smith, bright* < ning at the suggestion. “Just tell her -he dun i exactly suit, and that we shan't net I her after to-day.*' “But she due* suit—me: and if you are not suited, all you have got to do i* to If 11 her so.” “You hired her." ‘ And no that reason f wont discharge her w ithout some good caue^ No mfltter, returned iin.lh, itJliifcf t r'tly. “I cun discharge her 1 think I am c<|iin) to that much.” J* nkiio, who had left the room, put hi* head hack a minute later “lh*t voii a hundred dollar* you d-•? do it With this parting shot he disappeared Now. Smith had a nervous horror of women, a- In* partner well knew—esprg* tally young women—and never spoke to die il he could help it. Had if born a man he would have l.nown what Y<> sav, and experienced no difficulty in sii mg it, hut a woman wa* <piite a nothi i thing. But l.is purifiers last worJ< had touch «• 1 hi- pride, and sumiiioiitng all hi* r<*o Ittfi »n h* opened the door and walked irv But his coo rage tailed h in as he came #,pp« s te the desk where she s:X, and he 1 '■ I bv, glancing sidt-wi-c at the uncon •- "*ii* occupant, who did not lilt her head - he approached. A tier -peskuig to a cl rk ii tin* further 1 I of the room, he walKed*!* w!y back to where the young lady .-at, and who, as he passed rirsed a pair of -oft blue eyes. ?■ ‘ noting a bewildering g m» •• in 7*mith s, that he felt to the toe of Ins hoot. Mihs—Miss —he stammered. My name is Georgians. •aid the young lady -Hiiiing • ail m George for elinrt" y •!!» Mi*s George—'Georgian a. 1 am r‘ rH’d that you || find your situation rath <r utiplea-aut. Not hi all. sir. On the contrary I find * M*ry pleasant ami e mi fort able. Ahem'—hut I fear you will hardly be < ptHl to lhe discharge of its duties. 1 hope not It \o i wd! run youf eye °'er the balance sheet ymi wil! find «rv thing correct.'' With <ln(*rnle Ii0|«. that Him"- would ■"in.tl,in|» niiiinx. Mn.tl, did n, I ui-np|wiitite«l. 1 '"’I* y<"> Hav, no fan'll to find.' ta d r lerk. rather an tions’v, oti wrccc; that he hesitated. 1 »r. » «omui~" rrr. whMlirr al. nliod 1., a Mi id.Ti <"*S-y "I d ni | , t|„ i.mk rink., Hint J-r- w Mill inor. pink at tin, rn'.l.t r nntue ca no to at. a'.oi At this theMniling face settled into an expression of demure gravity. “I must plead guilty of tl.'e charge ofbe , mg a woman llut though it may l^a mis lor tune. Itgafi scarcely K called a laulu at mu rate it is oue lor which 1 am not answerable." ••You misunderstand me. ma'am. What I meant to any was. that them are certain duties connected with your office, such ns opening the store, gotnp to the post-office, etc., which you cannot very well per lorm,” j “I assure you, sir, tint I like nothing better tlian an occasional walk in the open air. Audi* to opening the store, and sweeping and dusting. I don t know w hy it should la hauler to perform llinl office for a store than (or a house.” fl claim no consideration lor my »cx.' resumed the young lady, casting a re prohchnil glance ill the |erplexid counte nunoe of her employer, "hut 1 qsk in com mon justice, that 4' 1 jieriorm tny duries satisfactorily. that von will not discharge me fim/ihf bteaust I am a woman!' ■' Muttering a disclaimer of soniakiml, he hardly knew w hat, Smith bval a sudden re treat to his own room, assuming a hold irutit as he met his lan tilers inquiring eve, but with an inward consciousness that lie had been completely routed by the enemy. "Going'' said Jenkins, with iionclinl ence most provoking. “Well, no. not to-day. What the deuce art- you grinning at? ’ “Oh, nothing—nothing at all. ’ respond ed Jenkins, throwing hitnseil tiaek in his chair, and regarding intently a fly on the 1 ceiling "What 1 was going to remark was." re I sumed Smith, with quite an unnecessary u-Buinplion of dignity, “that I have con cluded t i allow the young lady remain till I can find some situation lor Iter more in accordance with her sex.” "Very kind and considerate ol you said Jenkins, drylv, ‘ especially taking into con sideration that site does her work belter than any clerk that we ever had. and less puy, too." •Smith was hy no mean- the ogrr he seemed. Add?from hi* prejudice lie wa ft sensible, kind hearted man. Georgian!! was not called U|«m to 0|ien the’store or run errands, though she oili-red to do both. Curious to relate, as days and wetk- pu sed, Smith's repugnance to her presence not only vanished with them, hut lie Lg gan to regard it w ith po-itiv a pleasure. lie used lo olten look through the glass door, watching the graceful |ioist ol the head and the motions ol the deft little fin gers ns lligy glided over the paper, until at lu-l curious IntmieK seemed to creep into his brain, and In- began to indulge in glow itig dr cap ib ol how wonderfully -uch a lit tle woman as that would brighten Up his lonely and cheerless home. tut he determined to proceed cautions ly. lie had it. Ills luuiaeln-eper was about to leave, he would other Mi.-s Gard ner Hie situation—and then. Having formed this resolution, his next step was to request the young lady 's pres ence in his private cilice, a sutiituoiis that was promptly obeyed “Miss Gardner, don't you think tliesiiu ation as housekeeper in a quietjlioine, like mine, fur instance, would be (irclfp'itble to your situation here0” , ... rv 'MV II -uni (ieorgiaim, coloring nt this abrupt in<|tiiry nnd the look which accompanied it \ Was tin?old gentleman about to make ber an offet? IJut bia next words relieved liar ol this apprehension. "My housekeeper is about to leave me, and 1 -bo l d Lc giad to have von supply her place." t.eurgiaua s face grew very red. and her mouth dimpled the smiles that she strove vainly to supples*. "You are very kind, sir, but the tact is, Mr. Jenkins ha- spoken to hie first. ' "Mr 'Jenkins?" i es, sir He asked me lobe bis house keep, r, and I sai l I would.’’ “H it. my child, Mr. Jenkins is:t ung man—it would not he projter tor you to Keep bouse tor l.im Mow nidi lue ii j„ different" * Ami lie rjfci’.a iuwatdlv ugreed with him In lai: t, thei<- was all the did t retire in the world to hi r "Hiikdieasked me to |,u bis wife as well n- buusekeep' r "• n If Smith’- fir«: feeling wit* that of intense m-;..ill iiprtik hit next, of rpiite as strong ■ k a - f i 11.i: it all ended irt mi emotion ol ihai.ltlnlnesi that he bad not committed hims.lt I nt hi- disnpfiohrtment could t.ot liar e rankled very deeply, lor lie alien.led the we.I bng. Viewing, with smiling Ifampiility • he cernm.uy that, tr.inslarfficl hi* new clerk into Hie happy wife of hi* fortunate partuir. Jenkins. < if the eighteen I’resideni* oftheT i.i ted Slates, Si-ven were Isifn in the veriiiil seasons ol lit" ye'if. % is James Ma li-on on March ->ih li.il, Aiulivw Jackson r.n March J nil Ilf..; John I'aylor on March ‘doth, 119t) llioin t- J. tlerson on April ‘-’nd 1743 .lamp* Monroe on April !£Mli 175H; Jamtv Buchanan on April 143 1791; and lily Me* K lirant on April 2rih ISJ'g The only incumbent ol the Presidential chair horn in the summer Season, was John tyuinev A.lans, whose birth dates July I lib lit'.*, those of the Presidents who were born in the season ol AultlHin were John Adamson October d ull I73A; Jmne* K Polk on Koran bn 1 i TVS Zachary I av lor on X. vein her ‘.Mill list ami Krai, k . lin I’teroe on November 'J.t.l Inrit. The I'rr-idirits that were liorn during the win* • r ui Ji.tli- were, tirnrgt Washingt.in on f-iTuar) litli 17’JH. Martin Van" Boren n JWr n.bef, I7'J William Henry llasri i sti’i on Kehruary 9th 1773. Millard P ill . more on January 7tll l*tm Andrew John 4 'v On rtecemhiT JVth 1'**. ami Ab.ahsn l.iucoln on Krhrnury Pith IJWKI Ihesi dent Washington died in Ids irdtb tear John Adam* in his 74lk, jeSri >n in Hist Mad,so i in h - Haiti, Monro in hit 7 ; I Jacks.mi in In- 7.Mh. Joan 1/ A lam* in i.i 71*:. 4 in Ibiru. in H rth flair.-n. in his 1 ;b Ty rr in lu« 731 lay! >r i . Ini fi'ith, | I’. in bis with, Kiiluwrf is *tlP ai.ee ami in lus 7.3d vine. Bierce d «w4w his R’-lh , Iliicliunan in h s 77tl I.ine.do in his Sb:h Johnson is alive anj in his fp.hyear ami I’rati dint »• ) y cuts 0f a," tbit mm.!. , For the third time lion. Tito* A. H»n drirks is put si th« head ol the Democrat ic ticket. The third lime is the cliarm—there is luck in odd numbers. A man who sailed around the world and carried h Philadelphia newspaper in his pocket, said it was the most widely circu lated journal in America. The total reduction of revenue bv the new Tariff and Tax bill is $5:1 .U37,25y. If you want to make a Kadical squeal, ask him whether he has seen Sumner's speech. Judge—“Well, you are fond of stealing. If 1 should let vou steal now, what would • ou steal?” Prisoner—“1 would steal away, your honor. ' General A. C. llarding, member of Con gress from the Hock Island District, de clare* for Greeley, and says there nre live hundred Republicans in Warren county who will Tote that ticket. * A convention of the counties interested lias been called to inert at Marietta. June H, in regard to a railroad from liellair to 1 ronton. 'A good old man dowru in Massachusetts I eing Ur-hed to vote tor the noted lobhler (declined, remarking, 'I would like to show vou a bad job ol cobbling he done for me forty years ago, that's all." _ Colfax was made the Jonah of the Grant Kadical Convention, and thrown overboard to appease public opinion. Poor Smiled There were l,(i29 births. 437 marriages, and 1,552 death# in Kichmond, Ya.. last year. A strawberry lias been raised in Raleigh, N C . that weighed an ounce and a q ar tcr. W lien Pleases and the great Stuiler were nominated the Kadical ticket was U hiI. and prui.ellu. Ily the substitution "I the Natick cobbler fort'idlax it has be come awl leather The Kentucky War Claim vvift no doubt now lie settled, a bill having recentlv pass id Congress for that purpose, An Indiana patriarch 1ms lived to form . the acquaintance of Lie great greal-grcal grandchildren. Young society men in New York now ape lord Gordon, and pul s ertsi on their v isiting cards. Some one savs tiiat the lobster is a posi i liiiiuoqs work of creation, lor it is onlv re-ad alter its death Ohio claims to have three million more acres of land under cultivation than Penn sylvauia. The Bible has been translated into Es quimaux by the Moravian brethren in l-abrador. • lie annual income of the In.ly who pr» Hnfi-s over the lb-public ot'tionniis in l’arts ta $dUO,<MX>. A penknife was found in the heart of a ' tree lately felled in New Haven 'I'li* Noble County, Ohio. llt)iMiran says: **A wool-buyer in this county in r<>rins its that lie is [paying not to exceed o">c for the t<esi grades ol wool, anil 7dc lor tub-was lied.” A Danlmry, Connecticut, man has not slept out of the town for thirty years. A tame crow in (.ausing. Mielugar, lives with the liens and crows each matin. _ Seventy-eight acres in the I eart of I.vansvillc, hid are in litigation. A ‘gnrilin or devil ’ is scaring- the rail road laborers near Muscatine, Iowa. ) ^ Baltimore minister is deponed just lor playing whiskey poker ami auction pitch for the drinks in a lager beer saloon. A Chicago court recently Condemned a | small hoy If. three rears' imprisonment for stealing twenty five cents from hie mother. I An alligator la feet in length nnd Weigh ing Mf'J pounds was recently killed near the mouth of the Ocklawha river in Florida. \ .Similar school [phenomenon in New , * anaan. ( onm, cixiuiuilted to inemorv .i.70 I verses of Scripture in one week. or the (.rant [wees in Iowa 2> journal* are edited l,y men who hold office under <ira.it, or receive his official [patronage. I wo of (irant * retainers in the I'nited I States .Senate have attempted to answer the , -[s-ech ol Mr. Sumner, hut have failed. The Philailt-lpliia /’nnf. one of tlo muni Had leal sheet-, here!-.fore, in that city. Imp. repndiat-d (irant, a I com. ..-it forfi.-ti Dr. Ilnston has been acquitted, and now will [,riss Ins soil (or libel agin.-: the Bal timore American. An ounce of mother, t.in a Spanish proverb, it worth a pound of ilergy I nna Aurora Borealis Smith i* the eu 1 phoneotis name of a western female. A deadly [letroi: ilruggi-t advertises 1'ariit green, for suicide* and |«>tato hugs " The Sandwich 1'lar ders get-rally look with ilisfaror m the woinet s r glifs mote uteiit ft ;e man op Bloomington, Illinois I . s •olu one iniiliun grape vines fh'» year. I lie w its- is the still of tile Social *ys. '<•111. I nle-s--he attracts tlii)i i-is noth iilg lo keep heavy Implies, lib. |,n luuul*. frdni fly ing ofl lnlo s|pite« . ‘ It h'k" I’otni-roy iletllics a Lib ral 11-ptililiciiti a- * tsiit. vyho is willfuy a I* Mineral shonhl vote a Ksptiblii-iin into office, so the I h inoera s Cali In ki pi out. Thirty -t w o of f|,o rilitor- of tin lifly fivcGriut newspapers of Minin ■ota are office-holders The rtt. l’aul published the list. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Drug Store. WALL & BUFFINGTON Would respectfully inform their friends and the public, that thc\ are carrying on the above business as formerly, at the Cor. of Eighth, st. and Third Ave., irrxnxG TON, w. Vi., in all its branches, and that they have now on hand, and intend keeping lor sale, a full line of Drug* and Medicine*, DYE-STUFFS, Paints, Oils, Tarnishes, BRUSHES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES. SOAPS of every sort, and a thousand and one articles too tedious t.» particularize; all of which they arc ottering to sell at *>f i « t vr ut .1 h *otf Very Low Prices for Cash! Their stock embraces almost every article usually found in * Drug Store, and they will be constantly making such additions as may ho necessary to keep their stock complete and attracts o prescriptions ^arcfullp Jfilled st all Jours, J|;.jjor Jjigljt, THE ARGUS ! ROOK ASI> JOIt PRINTING HOUSE, AVAL F. WALLACE k CO., PROPRIETORS. I lii.- new ftnd extensive establishment is supplied with all the necessary presses, machinery, type, and other material. to jenable the proprietors to execute at short notice and upon the (most reasonable terms, every description of i 3 * ^ *i* < i # 9 , i in as good style and at as low prices as work of like character can be done in any of the Eastern or Western cities; and they ’are, at all times, ready and willing to duplicate Cincinnati prices. Long experience in the business enables tlum to exe cute their werk in the neatest and most fashionable style known ;t<> the Art, and they will he thnnkfui for public patronage. Special attention will l>c given to all Kfcamboat and Rsiliosl Printing, and to nil Mercantile or other Job Work, with which they may be favored, such ns Hill-Haul*. Cord*, Circular*, Letter anti Mule llrndinf/e. f*rof/rtlmuice. Center*, Auction mil*, mill nod Clenlf Tivkrtn, En relo/te*, Invitation*, dr. Statements, Legal Blanks, Druggists’ Labels, Wedding Cards, Pamphlets, Shipping Tags, Visiting Cards? Mourning Cards, Shipping Cards, Funerol Notices, Catalogues, Sale Bills. Checks, Call Cards, See, J hose in want of neat Printing at low prices, have nothin to do but bring it on, or send in their orders to WM. F. WALLACE & CD., HUNTING0 ON. iri^l VIBtllM t.