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VOL. 16.-1V0. 7.
EenMtl tiJ spreading trees I staud,
.Vfon dear tome, one more, '
And do" ,n ,a'co n7 bandi
Mj foot waits at the door;
Jtl pause I ere I enter in
The old familiar way ;
Amid (be stranger's household god
My fuitsteps may not s'ray.
There is a Toiee npnn the brceza,
A whisper in the air
It loatatb from the wild bird's wing
'Toy borne it if not there !"
I fain would still ibe unwelcome sound
That Cometh o'er and o'er,
V bile ret roj aching heart replies,
This ii tby home no wore !"'
I'll J heme no more!" yet hcia as fair
1i iuintner still shall thine.
'he f eet snatb wind shall curl
Asoft 'His ot th Tine ;
lhc tcua. -ird, with whirring wing.
The bumming .. Ibine ied,
fbsll seek tie wok -.n
Wy jessamine gin put i
Jler aaaw-ckiie diadem.
As sea'iy 'arcack treasured fluwCr
Tfcc evening dew will fall.
Murn wake, and duky twilight f ide
I fhU he far from all;
Au!omn will come with glowing tints
To beautify the earth ;
And winter but it shall not bring
Our firms aboat the hearth.
Vet bl.in be on them wLo dw-11
Around i:s hallowed sbrin.
For the dear shelter it hath girea
To mu and unto mine;
And back U' the warld again,
ill tear my destined part,
Knom'rg ir hath r.o tpot like this
Tn hind iny maddened heart.
A week at the watering pi tee. anil most
of the time each Jay jti?nt iti the company
of Mr. MaitiB"e!I,irre gstt! Ionian whom Miss
riUwort Ws iM fiiond hail introduce! to
ln-ronc iimniing on the piuzz. She had
tailed with hiui along the jdiorc o;i die
iiiiHjn!i:!if evenings, at! r'ic had danced
with Lim in the thronged drawing rooms.
Miss Kilsworth was not a flirt, who dis
tiiliuted her Meals amog uuny trCRtlemen,
and 1: h id found licr id-al a-ell nigb real
ilej in Mr. Mainweil. Oii'y the eveedfig l
I'rc, their (a!k had with IraTti itself from
the general topic ti which each had lecn
ernei'tita!, and in her admiration of his in
telligence a:i l iii.uilincss,slie hud encouraged
an approach to that personal sort of conver
sation which relates to love and matrimony.
Anil now to find Mr. Mainweli this morn
ing, with hi coat off and hi .-if ith's ajiron
ou, engaged in mending a lock I He was
dng it publicly. Tlie lock was oti the
iiut that led to tha uii.l l.'o of the (rout pi
i;za where tile fiihiunutiie htdies and gen
ticnien wcreiiiing or iriin:na liu.
His baek w:i to-.ar i Iir a she approach
id. Ifaniii' on ihe arm of her f lieu J, Anna
VifM. She ree.in'ze I hitu, looked intent
ly at him, avc her ci'iii.,iiiii.n over . to a
party of youn ladies wear, and then op
h-1 an-1 s; )ke to him.
"Dtjiiii like that sort of work, Mr. Main
wdl?" !; a.L-jJ.
"1 do, Mis KlUworth. I Le'-ieve I am a
Bifural nieihanie."
"It apjieais very odd to sec you doinjr
"It is ruy tral.!," he replied, ri.dng from
's urk and turning to her.
Her ciieek blanched a. little. '"Your
trade!" she a:d faintly. . '
' es, trade. Miss Kllsworth. The pro
rnetur said the 1 :k needed mending, and I
tirjlnui I could uicnd it for liini."
A piny of j;irls catne alonj just then.
A::er vr.n;,li-rins at Mr. MainwelJ awhile
ol iaiahiiij; at him, tliey proposed a ride.
Tuere were three e.nrriages lor them all.
a-oui 1 lake the party.
Sed V, iiit taker here joined them.
'W hat thi- deii-je are yDa aboas hfre?" he
n.lai ::r to Mr. Mainweil. "Ah," he ad
A. whi ii th" lutter turned and glanced at
n. "IJ.it wiii!-; you are here you uiiu'ut
a enj.iy yaurse.f."
Mr. .Mairiwjil excuse 1 hi ill -ml f from join
lrithe party, and they wont away leaving
k'.ni tu Sni.-li his work.
Miss K'lswmh left him without any
ird at parting.
"It is well," he mtitterod tohimlf. "If
eaniMt t jlie ine a.1 1 am, she is not wor
ut uie. The woman that marries tuc
"um tako me for myself. "
Hf,t,)l iad looked after her until she
"1 dia;ii?are J. She did not once turn
" l'-A La k.
He save his .shoulders a s,hrug. compress
'ihi'Iin. uttered a cynical 'humph! and
turoi'd t,. tim.-h his work.
L it I o," he muttered, when be
a through and was putting on his coat-
I thiuKht jvrha s that I had found a wo
fcao after my own heart. Amidst thus
jr!d of wealth and fashion, she too has
lather scul. Iet her go."
He avoided her thereafter. He did not
to eiteh her eye for a bow of recogni
' 'n- W hen she entered a drawing room
"'-re he was, he would go out by another
a"'- Bat lie was more than ever in the
fsmpany of Ned Whittaker. Xed, in pass
es to and fro between Miss Ellsworth and
t"", served still as a sort of link between
hem. -
" i ou are a cynieai fellow," said Ned,
'tie day. "Why don't you take people as
1 l ou will find good enough, in
. Hut they won't take me as I am. That
ue trouble."
i ooh ! You see yourself she allows no
ut-r suitors toaccoumanv her. Don't vou
she is aloneor with the other girls the
" of ibe time?"
"Iler heart is full of vanity."
"Pshaw I She is trained to luxorious no
tions, that's all."
Mainwell's trtink was awaiting him and
the stage, outside on the piazza, at the time
this conversation was going on. On the
trunk Were bis initials, G. M. Miss Ells
worth, passing that way, saw the initials
not by chrtnee, for she had been very busy
scrutinizing the trunks that ltly together on
a pile when she started and turned pale.
She recovered herself, and withdrew with
her compauion a little way, and then turn
ed, stood still and watched. Presently Mr.
Mainweil came out with ed upon the pi
azza. Fie chanced to turn his eyes toward
her, and their eyes met met for the first
lime since she had left him while he was at
work on the lock. She did not turn away,
but bowed. lie lifted his hat ; the ice was
broken ; he approached to bid her pood bye.
What the conversation was that ensued
between the two when they were left alone,
for Ned ingeniously spirited away the rest
of the company, is unknown, save the fol
lowing :
"But I am a blacksmith," said Mr. Main
well. "No irnttcr,"
I .."rc X0- willing to live a the wife of
, " with his hands earns his Uaily
tine who - J
... ' .,,.' undergo anything to be
""-red cnoaih. During
with you. I have fiUtu
'rned what it is
the last few days I u.v.-e it
to despair of being united Jo the t.
"But yoi r mother your father?''
"Um less I am willing to leave them tu.
your ak c, I am not worthy of you."
"But then the loss of wealth, of position,
of the surroundings of refinement."
"Do not say anything more about it. I
am wiliii to leave ali Tor your sake. I am
weary of being without you."
"Would you b.; willing to become my wife
this djy, this hoar? Your father and moth
er might otherwise put obstacles in our way
which we could net overcome."
"I am willing this very hour, this min
ute." "But thoy do net know of my position in
"They uill think you are wealthy, as I
"Come, then ; we will s our way with
Ned, and become beore the world what we
urn now w pjiint husband and wife ; and
l hen at once we will take t tie ears for the
home I have foryou a home which, though
lowly, will make you happy."
"Whither you go I will go."
"They were married in arjuietway in the
little watering place hape!,with the wicked
Ned conniving et the uiischitif. The next
train sped with them to tlie city.
"'I will tdi'-.w you the shop where I work,"
said Mr. Mainweil. when the carriage they
took at the depot in the city had drawn up
before a loi.g block of brown tone houses
in a fashionable part of the city.
"What do yon mean?" she demanded. as
she accompanied her husband up the broad
steps to the door.
"I mean," he replied, "that this is the
home and this is the workshop."
And he led her in. Among other rooms
to which he conducted his wife was otic fit
ted up as a workshop, wherr, as he said, he
was accustomed to imlulire his love for me
chanical woik, after having, as he insured
her, honorably nerved his time J,t learning a
Mrs. Mainweil stood and looked at him
"This is your house?" she asked.
""cs, madame."
"Andyru are not poor, but rich?"
"You 9pe?k the truth, Mrs. 5 ainwell."
"And why did you play this jest upon
"To see whether you really loved me for
my own sake."
"Ah, pretty, indeed 1 Aud suppose you
don'l love me?''
"But I do."
So there was a litt'e family quarrel on the
"Now invite your father and mother to
come and see us," said Mr. Mainweil, after
the clouds had cleared away somewhat.
"I will," the replied, "I will. But first
you must go with me to see them, and to
pieify thcui,in view of what we have done."
"Very well."
In a few days they started out in acarri
age on their errand. Mrs. Mainweil gave
the directions to the driver, and her hus
band could uot help expressina. his wonder
at the ii creasing squalor of the neighbor
hood thro Mgb which they rode. The car
riage drew up at length before a miserable
looking tenement house aud stopped.
"Vhere the deuce are you taking me?"
asked Mr. Mainweil, looking si arply at his
"Come and see," was her reply, as she
preceeded to step from the carriage.
"Here, wait," he cxclaiuvjd after his hes
itancy, "let me get out first and help you.
What docs this mean?"
"Follow me," washer reply.
Sbeled him upstairs up, up.up.through
throngs, and dirt, and smells, to the fourth
story. Here she opened a door without
knocking, and the two entered. The wo
man was dressed neatly, and so were the
children, but they were all dressed very
poorly, in keeping with the place. The
man was clad more carelessly and even more
poorly. Qn his head he kept his hat, which
certainly was full half a dozen years old.
"My husband, Mr. Mainweil ; my father
,nA mother? brothers, and sisters," said
Mrs. Mainweil, introducing all parties.
Mr. Mainweil stood and stared without
Ask their pardon, George," said Mrs.
Mainweil, "for running away with me.
"Who are they?"
"Have I not told you ; didn't I introduce
v ho were they I saw at the watering
"Some wealthy people who have seen me
at the milliner's where I sewed for a liveli
hood served at my trade.George and who
fancied my appearance, dressed me up, and
took me there wt h them."
i'Yo a jest with me," he said with a ghast
ly smile.
"Do It" Do I, indeed? These people
seem to recognize me as a daughter and as
a sister, jest, indeed ! You will find that
out." ;
"You are too cultured, too tasteful, too
fine ftatnred !"
"All this a milliner tnay be, or a sewing
gill. Look for yourself amomr that class.
Is it not true? AH that we girls need is
Mainweil lifted his fist and dashed it
through the air. lie ground his teetb, and
turning away left the room, slaming the
door violently behind him.
His wife took off her hat and cloak and
furs, and flaug herself down at the table
and hurried her face in her handkerchief.
The door opened again, and ilaiuwell
pat in his head :
"You have deceived me," he said, "but
come you are my wife I will try and bear
Si c sprang to her feet and conftodted
bita. '
"Your wifu, am I?" she exclaimed.
wife, aud doomed to live with one
I.,.,, 7. ... I ... - l
who does uut was ," ,ove
with her circuni:faAceJ- .No ir: ou ?
go. I will not live S WI,fe u,,!ovf1 for W
-you must rake me tu.,u' or 1 Wl11 s,ai''
Still I can work."
He closed the door and retrcatt. down;
the stairs to the street, and clenched ,
hands and his teeth as he went
"The horrid disgrace of it. The derision
that will be my lot. And theu to marry
such a gitl! ' -
But at the street door he tarried. lie
h:-d a struggle with himself there all alone.
Suddenly lie turned and dashed impetuous
ly up stairs, flung open tiie door of the room,
seized his wile in hL arms and clasped her
to his heart.
"My wife," ha whispered in her ear.
"Such you are aud ever shall be,bfore God
and the world."
"Now I begin to think that you do love
me," she said, smiling in his face. "Do
you really think you do George?"
Ho cla-pud her more lightly to him.
"Come then," she said, "though of such
part-ins as these, pojr as they are I should
uot led ashamed yet they are not my pa
rents, but have oti!y play:d a part in which
have instructed them. Shake hands with
them, George they are worthy people."
And he did shake hands with them, and
what is more he helped th:ui.
A merry party was gathered that evening
at Mainwell's house, a party consisting of
Mr. and Mrs. Mainw??!, and th dr guests,
Dr. and .Mrs. Ellsworth, who forgave their
daughter and her husband without hesita
tion. "I say, George." said Ned, whispering
in .Mainwell's ear, ''iwj can play at that
game, can't they ?" .
Mr. Mainweil took Ned'6 jeering very so
berly. "Yes," said he, after a few moments, of
thoughttultiess, "and the experience has
taught me a lesson. What fools the pride
of wealth makes of us all. I thought she
ought to have taken me regardless of . my
circumstances for myself alone, and without
hesitation even. And yet when she tested
me, I myself was found wanting. Shall we
ever ' learn to disregard a person's occupa
tion, and to look only at the character and
the soul?"'
Ned shrugged his shoulders dubiously.
"I think I have learned this lessen,"
Mainweil added.
A Stouv With a Moral. A young man
paying special attention to a young lady,
met with the following incident during one
of his visits. . .
Being invited in the parlor to await the
lady's appearance, he entertained himself as
best ho might for, some time, and was be
coming very weary, when a little girl about
five years old, slipped in and began to con
verse with him.
"I can always tell when you are coming
to our house," she said.
"You can ; and how do you tell?" he
asked. .
"Why, when you are going to be here,
sister begins to sing and get good, she gives
me cake and pie, and everything I want,
and she sings s sweetly when you are here,
and when I speak to her she smiles so pleas
antly. I wish you would stay here all the
while then I would have a good time. But
when vou go off sister is not good. She gets
mad, and if 1 ask her anything, she slaps
and bangs me about."
This was a poser for the young man.
"Fools and children tell the truth," quoted
he, and taking his bat he left and returned
no more. .
Moral. Parents wishing their ill-natured
daughter married. should keep their small
children out of the parlor when strangers
are there.
The attempt to start an asylum for use
less young men has failed, as no building
could be constructed large enough. It is
rumored, however, that in place of the asy
lum steps are being taken to send the useless
young men to Chicago. Let it be done.
The Bains of Time.
Time in his onward course is ever fash
ioning decay, ever moulding desolation.
When we look about us, we receive such re
peated intimations ol the universal decay
going on in the natural world, that we can
almost imagine that we hear the tramp of
.time, ana in taucy eaten me sound of uni
versal wasting.
The mountain, towering emblem ot
strength and changeltssness, which for cen
turies withstood the bu'ffetings of storms
and tempests, is slowly mouldering away,
and filling the valley at its base, which has
been swept by a myriad ot gales. The rocks
are daily crumbling to the dust, and the
trees sink iu ruins. All nature iudeed
grows old !d dies.
The finest works of man, too, are" gradual
ly giving away, whether the peasant's hov
el, or the uionarchs palace ; they all yield
to times destructive hand. Tue lofty pal
ace, that once reared its massive propor
tions in matchle.-s splendor, already bears
evidence of decay. Hie haJs that, once
were crowded with all that, art aud seieuee
eould procure, have lost their grandeur.
Their works of art have vanished from
Mgm. ibe ivy clings in mourn ul gre:.n to
the mouldering toiver, the moss iu gloomy
decay mantles tlm sii.utered roof. One by
one the strong pillars b jvt from age beneath
their burdens, till at length hall aud court,
corrider and turret, lie in inanimate ruins.
In thus wandering auinijg the ruins of
the past, how strongly we are impressed
with the mutaLility of human gradeur;
with the iiicu nst ancy of earthly affairs!
Mighty nations have arisen, they have held
sway through many years, rising in power
and magnliccnce, and eliciting the admira
tion of the world. They nourished, but
were doomed to decay. Thebes and Car
thage are now no more. The pyramids of
I'sypt, the ruins of Thebes, are but the uio
meutoes of the power and grandeur of races
that have long siuce become extinct. Trey.
lofty Troy, which neither the combined
t..a of Greeks nor a thousand vessels
Could b J ''due, has fallen from her pinnacle ot
time, and ..". streets -re silent aud desert
ed. Greece, oticc .ne l'S't of the world,and
Home, ouC the tem.r ?f H nations, have
lost their lustrt, and power. Time has dim
med their ancient fe.'"iy. The Cays of their
splendor are reuiehiLert;! oaly in song.
Thus the greatest-powoi and proudest
hope ultimately perish. Kery o."e9Z3 tuat
sighs in the passing air wafts to uJ 'he
gloomy tidings of decay, and sings with tht
"From all save that o'er which the soul
bears sway,
There breaths but one record passing a
way." Every billow that disturbs the tranquil
deep rolls on the same mournful tale, which
it wiil cease to tell only when it shall break
noialessly on the distant shores of eternity.
Benjamin franklin.
The name of the illustrious Benjamin
Franklin has grown great in eitc rcity. His
mind was of a peculiar cast that recalled the
vigorous simplicity of the Greeks. He was
a modern Solon, a speculative Thales. He
had wandered away from Boston a printer's
apprentice, and had found employment and
access in Philadelphia. From his parents
he had received i o inheritance except the
nobiest a siotiess example, a healthful con
stitution, a sane uiitid ; atld after a vigorous
struggle and several failures tho philosophic
printer had won the respect and attention of
his fellow townsmen. He founded schools,
libraries, and various useful institutions in
his adopted home, and at forty-five had be
come one of in most useful wtizcus. Still
Franklin lived obscure except to his narrow
world, and his eminent powers had won him
no general renown. He had. perhaps, pleas
ed himself in his youth with the hope of
excelling in letters; he had formed his style
by a careful study of Addison; he wiotc
clear and sensible essays that showed the
purity of his taste and the weakness of his
fancy i and yet in literature he had been far
excelled in notoriety, if not in fame, by his
unprincipled companion Ralph. Franklin's
rare humor, the wit of a philosopher,shiues
out in his "Busy-body," his "Almanao,"
his "Ephemera," or his famous "Whistle;"
he uttered keen apothegms that live like
those of Solon, and sharp satires that want
the bitter hoptlessness of Diogenes. But
his literature scarcely possessed the shining
mark of genius, and was plain, cold, and
lituless. He was an excellent writer, but he
was never great. His genius, like Bacon's,
lay in his power ot swift induction from
moral or physical facts. In morals he was
the wisest of his contemporaries. He taught
young mechanics that "time is money,"
that "credit is money," that pui iry, honesty
and self-respect were better than wealth,
luxury, or any other success. His own la
bors were unceasing ; he wrote, toiled and
thought incessant'' for his fellow-men. He
was noted and observed for his modesty and
discretion; his cute mind was ever seeking
for useful novelty in science and iu conduct,
and hence hen Franklin came to stand be
fore mankind, covered with his splendid
scientific renown, and the representative of
the new republic that s-:enied about to re
vive the classic refinement of a better age,
he was received in the courts of Europe as
a worthy successor of Athens and Ionia.
As Washington appeared before the world,
clothed in the purity, the probity, the valor
of a Fabricius or a Cato, so Franklin was
universally compared with the acute sages
and philosopher of Greece. To Franklin
electricity owed the most wonderful of all
its achievements in the eighteenth century.
A Michigan man ate forty-one peaches in
thirteen minutes and lived.
Wit and Terdpefance.
In Pennsylvania there is a clergyman al
most as fi markable for eloquence and ec
centricity as Lorenzo Dow himself. On
charity occasions his pathos, wit, and some
times bitter satire, are sure to win more
bank notes and pold coin to the state than
the decorous eloquence of half a dozen men
On a late occasion he was preaching a
temperance sermon, which produced the usu
al effect upon thj audience. Among other
things he asserted, as the result of his own
observation, that a confi'wedl "moderate
drinker" was sure to become a confirmed
inebriate within five years after he reached
that state of indulgence.
He was interrupted here by a man in the
audience, who started up in great excite
ment, proclaiming himself a "Moderate
drinker" of ten years standing,andon whom
the habit had made no progress.
The clergyman stopped short, and leaned
over the pulpit, and when the man had
ceased speaking, called out,
"I say, friend, stand up here, and let me
have a look at you."
The mau made an cffirt to have the host
of eyes turned upon him, and stood his
"Nearer, ninri!" cried the minister, beck
oning with his long finger. "Hold a light
up to the brother's face, some of you. Step
up on the bench and give us a good look."
The moderate drinker not to be
looked or talked down ; he not only mount
ed the bench, but allowed a lamp to be held
close to his face".
The minister bent over his cushion and
gave tlie face a long survey.
"That will dir-"sai 1 he drawing back,
"that will do my friend. And now I say.
if lowed the devil a debt of a hundred
drunkards, and had paid him ninety-nine
aud he couldn't take you in full payment at
the end of five years, I would never pay
One of the handsomest and best dressed
gentlemen in the city, says the New Orleans
Picayune., is a worthy merchant, whose
great personal care of himself aud his addic
tion to fine living have procured him a ro
tundity which, while it detracts nothing
from hisgojj looks, utterly conceals'' from
his own .inspection his extre nines. The
circumstance wasou Friday morning the oc
casion of, to him, a mortifying exposure,
whilst others looked upo:i it as an amusing
speC'acle. Before breakfast ha invariably
tf.kes a looming walk, and his urbanity and
pot? reci'tiiiion are looked for by early
pedestrians with pleasure. Dressing him
self, therefoiiN witii grat care, he sallied
out, tiut strange to say, ever? one he met
turned their heads and laughed, and some
ladies from the gallery of a residence ovtr
the way ran screaming into the house. At
last he met a little boy whose immodeiate
laughter drew from him the indignant inqui
ry : "What do you see about me, you littie
scoundrel, that everybody laughs at?"
"V hy, Mr. D , you've forgot to put your
pants ou." Overwhelmed with shame, the
old gentleman hurried home and eagerly
sought the mirror. Iu his ha-te he had
carefully adjusted his attire, but had, iudeed
forgot his pants.
An exchange says : "Iu these days when
diseases ol the throat prevail, aud particu
iaily a dry, backing cough, which is uot on
ly chstresstug to uurselvcs but to those with
whout we are brought into business con
tact, those thus atHtcted may be benefited by
trying the following remedy : Last lull we
were induced to try what virtue there was
iu common sait. We commenced by using
it three times a day morning, noon and
night; We dissolved a large tablespooful
of eommou salt in about half a tumbler ot
cold water, and with this we gargled the
throat most effectually just before meal lime.
The result has been that during the winter
we were not only free from the usual coughs
and colds to which, as far as oui memory
extends, wc have always been subject, but
the dry, hacking cough has entirely disap
peared. We attribute it entirely to the salt
gargle, and dduiost cordially recommend it
to those of our readers who are subject to
diseases of the throat."
A curious matrimonial affair is reported
in Sullivan county, Ind. A young fellow
named Empson wanted to marry a M iss Jam
ison, but the paternal and maternal Jami
son couldn't sec it. The lather came down
on the lovers in course of aclandestine in
terview, whaled the daughter soundly, aud
took her home. She ran off to a neighbor's.
The old man went for her, and was met by
young Empson, who flashed a little gun
powder in his face. This exhibition of
pluck bad a good effect on the father, and
he told Empson to "take her and be d d."
A dissirated young man, who ran away
from home and spent his substance in riot
ous living, resolved at last to return to his
paternal roof, nis father was kind enough
to forgive the young rascal fir his wicked
ness, and rushing into the house, overcome
with joy that the boy had returned, cried
out to his wife. "Let ns kill the prodigal ;
the calf has returned!"
Talk to a woman about religion. she sighs;
talk to her of love, she simpers: talk to
her of science, she goes to sleep. But talk
to her of a new dress, and she will open her
eves, and -give you the entire attention of
her ears. '
A man in Detroit bas a snake in his
stomach which he can quiet only by drink
ing large quantities of whisky. Queer, but
this kind of snake seems to be common.
T-T- Tit m I' . en . . t Tt-I
- iiMi iia.n.Ai,uL i'. w nue the con
gregation were assembled at a church, on a
certain Occasion, an old, haid featured, skiu
and bone individual was wending his wax-
up the aisle, and taLing his seat near the
pulpit. The officiating minister was one of
that dasss who detested written sermons.
and as for prayers to thought they oueht to
be the natural outpouriugs of the heart
After singing was concluded, they were, as
usua', ca'led to prayer. The genius we have
introduced did not kueel, but leaned his
head devotionally upon the pew. The nun
ister began by saying:
"Father of all, in every age by saint and
savage adored
"Pope!" said a low but clear voice near
old hard features.
The minister, after casting an iodiirnant
look in the direction of the voice con
tinued ;
"Whose throne sitfeth on the adaman
tine hills of para li.se-""
"Milton!" again interrupted the same
The minister's lip qulverej for a moment,
but recovering himself began :
"We thank thee, most gracious Father,
that we are permitted once more to assem
ble in Thy name, while others, equally mer
itorious, but less favored, have been carried
beyond that bourne from which no traveler
'Shakespeare!" again interrupted the
voice. .
This was ton much. "Put that impudent
rascal out," shouted the minister. .
"Original!" ejaculated the voice, in the
same calm, but provoking manner.
A school board not a thousand miles from
here, was examining a class in the primary
school. One of the bord undertook to
sharpen their its by propounding the fol
'owing question:
"If I had a mince pte, and should give
two twelfths to John, and to keep half the
pie myself, what would there be left?"
There was a prol inged stu ?y among the
scholars, but finally one lad held up his
hand, as a signal that he was ready to give
he answer.
"Well, sir. what w.mld be left? Speak
"The plate!"
The examiner turned red, while the other
members of the hoard roared with laughter.
The boy was excused from answering' any
more questions.
A mounted officer was riding through a
field in which there was some apple trees
laden with early fruit, and some straggling
persimmon trees covered with green pcr
simnioti5. He saw some soldiers attempt
ing to hide, and at once suspected that they
were robbing the orchard. So he halted
ir.d the following colovpiy took place :
"II; 'lo, what are you doing there?" paid
the officer.
"We come to et some Vimmons."
"Apples I expect, why the persimmons
are green enough to pucfter jour mouths
"That's just what we want with 'em : we
want to make our mouths smaller to suit the
size of our rations!"
A Philadelphia bachelor, in reply to a re
port that he was married, writes to an Iowa
friend thus: "As to my being a married
man, I authorize you or any other man ro
shoot on the spot any woman claiming to be
my wife, and to resent any itnpiacemeiit of
my bachelorship by any one that may have
the audacity to assert that I ever was, or that
1 ever will be, so lost to the pleasures -of
personal liberty as to place my neck in a
matrimonial noose. I other words, to be se
rious, I am not married."
Arthur Help wri1 es thus of Jogs ! "I ad
mit that dogs arc not good christians; they'
are too prejudiced for that, and too much
inclined to persecute the inferior animals ;
but then how few men are christians! In
short, you cannot say anything against dog;
which does not apply with equal force to
human beings, while, on the otbor ha ml,
how many things may be said against hu
man beings which do not apply to dogs. I
will not have dogs run dowu ; I am their
Oneof ttie most conspicuous four in-hands
seen on Fifth avenue, New York, is owned
by an old gentleman who lives in a little
room on the fifth floor of an up town hotel,
aud eats but two meals a day. This, it oc
curs w his friends, is rather inconsistent
The official re Mids show that Spain has
lost in killed, maimed, and by deoertion
20,000 men in a tempting to conquer the
C'ubau patriots, and all within eleven
months. At this rate the entire Spani.-h
army will sn le use UP-
The Universalis are going to celebrate
the centennial of their existence in this
country, which occurs next year, in a very
sensible way, indeed. Every church con
nected with their organization is to pay off
all its debts by that day.
"George, do you know . Mr. Jones has
found a beautiful baby on his door etep.and
is going to adopt him ?"
"i'es,papa; he will Le Mr. Jones step
son, won't he?"
A couple in Savannah met for the first
time on Friday last, courted Saturday, were
"engaged" on Sunday, and married on
Monday. When will they be divorced ?
Old Snarl says that love is a combination
of diseases an affectation of the hcari and
an infiamation of the brain.
w. WALTERS, Attorn BT at Law,
Office in the Court House.
r ALTER BARRETT, Attorney .tLaw.Ceaf
f Bid,fm MTl3. 183.
ED. W. (IRA HAM. Dealer in Drj-Good, Groea
rie, Hurdware. yaeenoware. M x den ware.
1 roviatonete.Maraet Sireet. Clearfield. Pa.
DVI,D .SIVLIXG .Dealer in Pry-Good.,
Laliec Fancy Goods. Hat? and Caps, Boots,
!?lete -Se"""' Street, Clearfield. Pa. sep25
t TERRELL A BIGLER, Dealers in II.rc.war.
la and manufacturers of Tin and Sbeet-rroa
fare. Second Street. Clearfield. Pa. June '6.
HF. NAt'OLE. Watch and Cleek Maker, and
. dealer in Watches. Jewelry, Ac. Room ia
Graham's row, Market street. Nov. 10.
HBrCirER SWOOPE. Attornevat 1 Clear
. field. Pa. )ffic inGraham's How. fourdoo f
wfi of Graham A Boyntoa's store. Mer. 10.
I I W. SMITH, Attorset r Law. Clearfield,
' I". Pa., will attend promptly to buines en
riisted to his care. Jane SO. ISO.
WILLIAM A WALLACE. Attorney t Law,
Clearfield. Pa.. Legal hnnineKS of all kinds
promptly aud accurately attended to.
Ctearnel.l, Pa., June th. Isfi9.
JB M EN ALLY, Attorneynt Law. Clearfield,
. Pa. Practices in ClearEeM and adjoining
unties. OEce :n new brick building of J . Bovn
tjiKS'l street, one door south of Lnich's Hotel.
r TEST. Attorney at Law. Clearfield, Pa., will
1 . attend promptly to all Lez.il bu-iief entrnft-
e-t to ti.fcare in Clearfie'd and adloinin? eonn
tics Office on Market street. July 17, 1SC7.
rjlHnilAS H. FORCET. Dealer in Sqnare and
J Sawed Lumber. Irv Hoois.Oncenfware. Gro
ceries. Flour. Grain, Feed, Hacon, Ac , Ac, Gra-
unmum. iiearneiq eoontj. Fa. Oct 10.
J P. KR ATZER. Dealer in Dry-Goods. Clothing,
. Hardware Qucensware. Groceries. Provi
sions, etc, -Market Street, neaily opposite the
Court House. Clearfield. Pa. June. 18C.S.
HVRTSWICK A IRWIS. Dealers in Dross,
Medicines. Paints. Oils.Sta!ionnr. Perfume
ry Fancy Goods, Notions. etc.. etc.. Market street,
vieui neia, ra uee o, 15oa.
() KRATZER A SON, dealers in Dry Goods,
. Clothin;. Hardware. Qoeensajare. Grree.
ries. Provisions. Ac, Second Street Cleai field,
Pa- Dee 27.1865.
JOHN Gl'ELICII. Manufacturer of all kinds ot
Cabinet-ware. Market street. ClearCeld. Pa
lie alfoiunkes to order Coffins, on short notice and
tttends funerals with a hearse. Aprl.'59.
rnilOMAS J. M'CCLLOUGH, Attorney at Law.
X Clearfield. Pa. Office, raf. of the -Clearfield
Hank. Deeds and other legal instrument pre
ired with promptness and accuracy. July 3.
)1CHAKD MOSSOP, Dealer in Fnrelgn and Do
i mestie Dry Goods, Groceries. Flour. Bacon,
iquors. Ac Room, on Market street, a few doori
rest ol JairwJOff-rr. Clearfield, Pa. Apr27.
all kinds of Stone-ware. Clearfield. Pa. Or
ler lolicited wholesale or retail Be also krep
on hand and for sate an assortment of earthena
ware, of his own manuftctare. Jan. I. 1H43
T M. HOOVER.W bolcsalc snJ Retail P ler in
larjre assortment of pipes, cigar cases. Ac con
stantly on hand. Two doors East of the Post
Office, Clearfield, Pa. May 19,'89.
"1TTE5TERK HOTEL. Clearfield. Pa This
T T well known hotel, near the ourt House, ia
worthy the patronage Of the public. The table
will be supplied with the bett in the market. The
bestof liquors kept. JOHN DOUGHERTY.
TOriX H. FCLFORO, Attorney at Law. Clear-
field. Pa. Office on Market Street, over
Hart -wick A Irwin's Drug Store. Prompt attention
given to the securingofllount; claims Ac. and to
all legal business.
Maron 27, Ibfi7.
av. , -
ALBERT, A BRO S . Dealers tn Drv Good.
.Groceries. Hard ware. Ouc-ensware Finurltn.
eon, etc., w ooaland. Clenrfield county Pa. Also
extensive dealers iu all kinds of sawed lumber
shingles, and square timber. Orders solicited.
Woodland, Pa , Aug 19th. 180.1
DR J. P. BOUCH FIELD Late burgeon of the'
83d lteg't Penn'a Vols., havirg returned
rom the army, offers his professional services to
the citiiens of Clearfield ind vicinity. Profes
sional calls promptly attend sd to. Office on
South-East corner of 3d and Market EtretU.
Oct. 4. 1S65 6mp.
QURVEYOR. The undersigned offers
his services to the public, as a Surveyor.
He may be found at his residence in Lawience
township, when not engaged; or addressed by
letter at Clearfield. Penu'a.
March fith. ISi57.-tf. J4MES MITCHELL.
I'hysician and Surgeon,
Having located atOgocola. Pa., ofTers his profes
sional services to the people of that place and sur
rounding country. AH calls promptly attended
to. Office and residence on Curtin Street, former
ly occupied by Dr Kiine May ly.'nS.
'IMIOMAS W. MOOKE, Land Surveyor
and Conveyancer. Having jeetntiy lo
cated in the Borough of Luiu ber t'lty. and resuin
sumed the practice of Land turrering respect
fully teuders bis professional servioi s to lb own
ers and speculators in lands in Clc.irfiel'1 anu ad
joii g counties Deedsof CoLveyance nra'ly ex
ecuied. OSice and residence one door Eat of
Kirk ir Spencers Store
Lumber City. April 14, 1-W9 lj
r,orrrrii' ii'VTt ".' t l :n
WVfJjl'l J..HO 1 I wVl ll ! tl 11
ha.- passed both Hoti ftsof Congre.--s,aiid
jiirned by ibe ('resilient, giving soldier who en
listed prior to 22 I July. 111! I. served oneyear or
more and were uonurubly discharged, a bonuty
of III0.
liT Bounties and Pensions collected by me for
thi..-eenli:le:l t- tLom.
jusMothlS.iS. Clearfield. Pa.
I will irtpeath any one nho says I fail to gira
directand personal attention :o all ocrenstomers,
or fail to eau.e them to rjoi'.e over a veil fur
nished table, with clean rooms ana new beds,
where all may feel at horue and the weary La at
rest. New stabling attached.
Philipsbnrg. ftp. 2,'n3. J8. H. G ALEE.
Huntingdon. Penn'a.
This old establishment having been leased by
J. Morrisonvformcrly Proprietor of the "Morrison
House." has been thoroughly renovated and re
furnished, and supplied with all the modern im
provetnents and convenienciesr,ecessnry to a first
class Hotel. Tbe dining; room has been removed
to the first floor, and is now spacious and airy.
The chambers are all well ventilated, and tbe
Proprietor will endeavor to make his guests per
fectly at borne. J. MORRISON.
Huntingdon June 17,lSfiS. Proprietor.
Ti . i ntt m dMiMiilniiitAmi hit nfttirvti
v rw . et.m. i ....... ........ - i
and the public generally, that he bas associated
with him in tbe practice of Dentistry S. P.PHAW,
D. D 8 , who is a graduate of tbe Philadelphia
Dental College, and therefore has th highest
attestations of his Professional skill.
All work don in the office I will bold myself
personally responsible for being don in th most
satisfactory manner and bigbest order of th pro
fession An established.practie of twenty-two year ia
this place enables m to speak to my patrons with
Engagements from a distance should be mada
by letter a few days before the patieti' design!
coming. CUarald,Jan 3, le&a-ly.
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