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91. W. McAlarnej, Proprietor.
# * Devoted to the caupe of Republicanism.
iU interests of Agiiculture. the advancement
#f Education, and the best good of Potter
county. Owning no guide except that of
Principle, it will endeaver to aid in the work
#f more fully Freedomizing our Country.
ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the following
rates, except where special bargains are made.
t Square [lO lines] I insertion, 50
j " 3 * " - - - $1 s<)
Each subsequent insertion less than 13,
J Square three months, ------- 250
1 44 six " ------- 400
1 " nine " ....... 550
I 44 one year, ------- 600
1 Column six months, ------- 20 00
i u u u 10 00
J u u u 700
1 44 per year. -------- 40 oo
J u U a 20 00
Administrator's or Executor's Notice, 200
Business Cards, 8 lines or less, per year 5 00
Special and Editorial Notices, pe. line. 10
* # *All transient advertisements must he
paid in advance, and no notice will be taken
of advertisements from a distance, unless the*
are accompanied by the money or satisfactor
%*Blank3. and Job Work of all kinds, at
tended to promptly n "d faithCu'lv
STATED Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednes
days of each month. Also Masonic gather
ings on every Wednesday Evening, for work
and practice, at their llall in Coudersport.
Coudersport. Pa., will attend the several
Courts in Potter and M'Kean Counties. All
business entrusted in his care will receive
prompt attention. Office corner of West
and Third streets.
Coudersport, Pa., will attend to all bu>iiie-s
entrusted to his care, with proinptnes an
fid* ity. Office on Soth-west corner of Main
and Fourth streets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Coudersport, Pa., will
attend to all business entrusted to him. with
care and promptness. Office on Se- ond >t
■ ear the Allegheny Bridge.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport. Pa., vil
regularly attend the Courts in Potter and
the adjoining Counties.
respectfully informs the citizens of the vil
lage and vicinity that he will proraply re
spond to all calls for professional services
Office on Main st.. in building formerly oc
cupied by C. W. Ellis. Esq.
Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Good.
Groceries, Ac., Main st,, Coudersport, Pa.
Clothing, Cro kery, Groceries, Ac., Main st..
Coudersport, Pa.
DEALER in Drv Goods, Groceries. Provisions.
Hard ware, Queensware, Cutlery, and all
Goods usually found in n country Store. —
Coudersport, Nov. 27, 1861.
AZINES and Music. N. W. corner of Mair.
and Third sts., Coudersport, Pa.
D. F. GLASSMIRE, Proprietor, Corner o-
Main and Second Streets, Coudersport. Pot
ter Co., Pa.
A Livery Stable is also kept in connect
tion with this Hotel.
TAlLOR—nearly opposite the Court House
will make all clothes intrusted to him in
the latest and best styles—Prices to suit
the times. —Give him a call. _ 13.41
on the shares, in the best manner. Tan
nery on the east side of Allegany river.
Coudersport, Potter county, Pa —Jy 17, 61
■. 4. OLMSTRD. s. D. KELLY
WARE, Main St., nearly opposite the Cour 4
House, Coudersport, Pa. Tin and She'
Iron Ware made to ordei in good style, on
short notice.
Ulysses Academy
Still retains as Principal, Mr.E. R.CAMPBELL,
Preceptress, Mrs. NKTTIK JOKES GRIDLEY ; As
■ist&nt, Miss A. E CAMPBELL The expenses
per Term are : Tuition, from §5 to $6 ; Board,
from $1 50 to $1.75, per week; Rooms for self
boarding from $2 to $4. Each term>comuences
upon Wednesday and continues Fourt-en
weeks. Fall term. Aug.27th. 1862; Winter term.
Dec. 10th, 1862 ; and Spring terra. March 25tli,
1863. 0. R. BASSETT, President.
W. W. GRIDLEY, Sect'y.
Lewisville, July 9, 1862.
HAVING refitted and newly furnished the
bouse on Main street, recently occupied
by R. Rice, is prepared to accommodate the
traveling public in as good style as can be had
ia town. Nothing that can in any way in
meaae the comfort* of U>* guests will be ne-
Ah me 1 the sorrowfu' faces
'Round somebody's hearth to-day;
Ah me: the Biniles that are darkened
From somebody's eyes away!
All day I've been dreaming and dreaming
How somebody wails and weeps*
Thinking how under the Southern myrtles
Her darling Willie sleeps.
Twas a few weeks ago,—near Richmond,
Our Army was placea, you know,
And we ;• 11 were waiting, with auxioua fears,
To hear of its weal or woe,
When thi message reached u from Rolanet,
'•At Fair Oaks, —fighting to-day;
Our Company stood, most bravely
Ana took the brunt of the fray !
4, There are many wounded and missing
In our l'ttle band, it is said ;
One brave fellow.—Willie, they called him.
At my feet fell, shot down dead 1"
A thought of my own brave Willie,
Lying dead on that Southern plain,
And* blinded and faint with anguish
1 ID umi• red again and again :
'•Better so, better dead for his country,
Than living to see her dLgruee,
'Though in all the dreary hereafter,
1 shall never look on his face !'
Bu a telegram reached thi< morning,
4, \ our \\ ill.e is sate !' it said, —
Then I turned away and wept again
For SotueOo'ii/'* WHitt is dead !
And that is wlt\ I have been dreaming
How Su me body weeps in pain
For a dear face under tin* Southern myrtle
She never wiW look on again.
August 5, 1861. EVA.
"Is alio dead, then i"
"Yes. umdaiue," replied a little gentle
maii in a blown eoa' and abort breeches
4, Aml iter will 1'"
"Is going to be opened here iimnedi
aiely by net solicitor "
"Sbaii ic inherit anything?"
4, it must b<- supposed •.; we have
"\\ ilo is tol> n.tst itibit dtes.seu per
so nag** Mno intrudes iietseh here (
"Oh. she," said the little man. sne.-r
ingly ; "S 1 e w>n T bate* much HI tlie will;
slic i sister iu the d< ceased
"What! 'hat A ioe wito Wedded in
1*1:2 a man ot nothing—an officer
"Preetstly so."
'She Ust hate no oaii annuo. o!
I•.podetiCe to j'leseot lieiseii ii'Jie, bci-to
a re-peC ! abl<: family
"The more -o as -Ist . r Eg he. i t n< Lie
birth, has i- -t i. (g:\in lot tot that
utis alliance
Atitti * iin t da. itit.- 1 .. aer.>s il.e
tooin in M hie-, ti 'a : lit loe dec A-( <J
were asse.oho d Se Wo pa.e ; tier hoe
eves writ- fil.cti tvitn tears, .rod her face
was tuirowfed by fate w; > pivc<Mt u.
"\\ iiai do you Co : i>ee tor -aid.
wito great haughtiness. Mad d*. t tde
boys. the lad\ w ho. a mow* tit b* lore tiad
been interr g; it .■ i itk* utai* wit" in
herited with her.
"Madame, tin poor lat.y i; plied wim
humility, "1 do not ei.ii.c Imr to claim a
part of wi.at d es not belong to uie ; {
came moiety to see M Dubois, my poor
sister's solicitor, to inquiry it she spoke
of me at her iast hour
"What ! du you think people buy
thee selves about you ? ' arrogantly ob
served Madame de Viil b >ys ; ttie "dis
grace of a great house—you, who wedded
an.an ol nothing, a soldier of Bonaparte! '
"Madame, u.y husband, ai.iiough a
child of the p-'ople, was a brave soidier,
and what is butter, an houeat man, ' ob
served Annie
At this moment a venerable personage'
the notary Dubois, made his appearance
"Cease,'' he said, "to reproach Annie
with a union which hersis'e r has forgiven
her Annie loved a generous, brave and
good man, who had no other crime to re
proach himself with than his poverty and
the obscurity offfits name. Nevertheless,
had he lived, if his family had kuowu
hiui as I knew him, I, his old friend,
Aoutc would be at this time happy and
respected "
"But why is this woman here
"Because n is her place o be here. iaid
the notary gravely; "I inyseU reque-ted
her to attend lieie "
M, Dubois then proceeded to open the
"I being sound in mind end heart,
Egerie de Cauifremidg. retired as a board
er iu the Convent of the Sisters of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus, dictate the follow
ing wishes as the expression of my tortuai
desire and principal clause of uiy testa
ment :
"After uiy decease there will be found
two huodred thousand franca io money
at my notary's, besides jewelry, clothes,
and furniture, as also a chateau worth two
huodred thousand frarica.
"In the convent whete I have been
residing, will be fouud toy book, "Hieures
de la Vieree," holy volume, which re
mains as it was when I took it with me
at tb una *f lb emigration. 1 taut
Scooted 10 tfye friijcipies of JVije qi)D 11 )i ;Oisseft)i>i9tiofj of 3Litelrqfqi*e -ffetos.
mat ihie ihiee r bj< ets oe diudtd into
<hiee lots
'TLe fi'st iot th> two hdLured thou
■ m (1 fnitics in O-0111 \
•Thesecond iot u > cha'cae iunu ut i
and jewels
"The third io' u y bo< k, llieures del
ia Vierge
• 1 ha e pardoui i i- y s:-o • Ani>ie ti .
giief which slit has can.- >• u- and I uld |
have comfi rti d bet .-orrow-. i I liaii
known sooner ol her return i< 1 ranee 1
comprise her in II y W ill.
''Madame de \ illeb( ys, o ( y li.uch be
lo*ed cousin shall I the first choice
"M Van v. ui\ biotiiei-in-law, shall
have the second choice
"Annie will take the ren aining lot"
"Ah ! ah !" said Yatry. "sister Egerie
was a good one; tl.at is *uther clever on
hei part "
"Aoriiewiil only liavs ihe prayer hook!"
exciaiuied Madau.e de Villeboys, laugh
ing aloud
The notary interrupted her jocularity.
"Madame," said he, which lot d- v you
"The two tiundicd thousand francs in
"Have %• u quite made up your mind?
"Deifeetly so "
The man of law then addressed him
sell to the good Deinigs of tin* iady, and
said :
"Madame, you are rich and ADtiie has
I nothing. Gould not you leave this lot,
land take the b(a>k ol prayers winch the
jocceittncity <>l ii>e decea.-ed has placed
oil a par with the olin i lots {"
"You u.u-t bo joking. M Dubois,"
exciaiuie • Madau.e de \ ilieboys ; you
j must really be dull nt to see the ititen
I Hon of s'ster Egt iie in all this Our
j honored coffisin fo *saw full well, that her
book of prayer would tall tc the loot
I Annie, who had the last choice."
"And what do you conclud** from that?"
inquired the notary.
"1 couvlude ti ar -he intended to iuti
natc ro Imr stsier that repentance arid
ptayei were the only help that she had
to expect in this werld."
As she tini-lied these words, Madame
do Villeboys a ade a delitjite selection of
the ready money for her share. Monsieur
j Yatry. as .nay be easily imagined, se
lected rl.i chateau, furniture and jewels
la>Ia> In- int.
".MI hsiet'i Yatry," said M Dubois to
I it.a genth • an. "even -nppese it had
'.o. io en• tot. ol tlie deceased to
puot-ii her -is.cr, it w..uii be noble on
cor pair. illt o.aiic ttiat you are. to
g. u, it;*-t . ; i -ii ot your share >'o
An.; . w so to • wants it
T .<t.i - ( yui kJud advice uiy dear
,st , said \at \ ; "tl/t- o ausioti is stlua
Oil < o ihi> vi-r \ cm tines of tny woods,
and suit- ; e add trabh all tlie n.ore so
rial i; i.- a ready iu'tiished As to the
jt vsei- ol -.-to! Lge re. 'Ley are reniinis
o< t.et s w c< - rte ought never to part
with "
"Since t is so, said the notary, "tny
poor Madame Annie, iieic is ilie prayer
Dunk 'hat remain* to yell."
Annie, at'etoiiil bv oer soil, a hand
s iM* t'oy wi ii bine eye.-, took Iter sist l r's
oid payer book, and making h T son ki
it a:it r her. .-he said :
'• Hector.kis- thi- book, which belonged
to your pool aunt, wlio i- dead, bit who
would have ioved you w 11. had she known
you. M hen you have learned to read
you wilt pray to heaven to make you wi.-e
and good like y( or fattier was. and hap
pier than your utitortuuaie mother"
The eyes ot those who were present
wire tided With tears, notwithstanding
i he*r fforts to preserve an appearance of
The child en braced the old book with
boyish fervor, and opening it afterward,
lie said: "Oh ! mamma, what pretty
pictures !"
"Indeed!" said the mother, happy in
the gindues* of her boy
"Yes The good Virgin in * red dress
holding the intant Jesus in her arms.
But mamma, wny has silk paper bt-eu put
upon 'be rngiavings?
"So that they might not be injured,
tuy dear '
"But. mamma, why are there ten silk
papers to each engiaviug?"
Tne mother looked and uttering a sud
den shriek, she fell into the arm.- ot M. i
Dubois, the notary, who addressed those j
present, and said :
i "Leave her alone, it won't be much;!
\ people don't die of these shocks ; as for;
: you, little one," addressing Hector, "give ;
; me that prayer-book, you wili tear the
The inheritors withdrew, making vari
ous conjectures as to the cause of Annie's
sudden illness, and the interest which the
notary took in her. A month afterwards
they met Aonie and her -on, exceedingly
well yet not extravagantly datssed. taking
an airiug in a barouche "I*hi* led them
to make inquiries, and they ascertained
that Madame Annie had recently pur
chased a hotel for one hundred aud eighty
thousand trance, and that she was giviug
% fust-rat* tdaewlieo • K*v sea. The
news came lik- H thunder bolt upon them.
Madame de Villeboys and M de Yatry
hastened to call up< u the notary to ask
for explanations The good Dubois was;
working at his desk
"Perl ap> we are dt.-tuibing you ?" saic i
the arrogant old 'ady
"No i aiter. 1 was in the act cf settling
a purcha-e m the State funds fur Mad ,
auie Annie "
••What!" exctaimed Yatry, "after pur
chasing house and equipugt*. has she :
still money to invent ?"
"Undoubtedly so."
"But wheredid the money come from?' ;
"What! did you not see ?"
"When she shrieked upon seeing what
the prayer book contained, which she
inherited "
"We observed notning."
"O ! I thought you saw it," said the
sarcastic uotary. "That prayer-ffiook con
tained sixty engravings, aud each engrav
ing was covered by ten notes of a thou
1 sand francs each."
"Good heavens!" exclaimed Yatry,
| thunder struck.
••Il I had only krowu it !" shouted
Madame de Villeboys
"You had the chuice;" added the no
tary, "and 1 myself urged you to take the
'prayer book, but you refused."
j "But who could have expected to find
a fortune iu a breviary?"
The two baffled old egotists withdrew;
their heatts swollen with passionate envy.
Madame Annie is still at Paris. It
you pass the Rue Latitte on a line summer
eveniug, you will see a charming picture
' on the first floor, illuminated by the pale
ireflec'ioii of wax candles.
A lady who has ju-r joined the twu
fair hands of tier .-on, and a fair child of
six years ot age, in prayer before au old
book ot Hieures de Vierge. and fur which
a case of gold has been trade.
"Piay for me, child." said the mother.
"And for who else?" inquired the child.
"For your father, your dear father who
peri.-hed without knowing you. without
being able to love you."
"Must 1 pray to the saint, my patron?"
"Y'es, my little friend ; but do not for
get a saint who watches us frutn heaven,
and who emiles upon us from above the
clouds "
44 What is the naute of that saint, mam
ma dear ?"
The mother, then watering the fair
clii'd's head with her tears, answered,
j "her name is—sister Egerie."
Ilow Men go Into Battle.
How men go into battie. how they teel,
: how they tire or tight, are questions of
deep interest just now. An army eur
: lespondent says:—You have otten won
dered whether the men wear their nver
! coat-, knapsack, haversacks, aud carry
then blankets, wheu going iuto battle.
That depends upon circumstances. Some
times, when they are marching, they hud
themselves in battle almost before they
know it I remember that on the seven
-1 teenth of July, three days before the bat-
I tie of Buli Run, some regiments of the
army were marching toward Mitchell s
Ford, a lording place on Bull Run, wheu
jsuddtnlv the enemy h ed upon them,and
the men had to tight ju.-t as they were,
only a great many threw down their Coats,
and blanke's and iiaverraeks. 8 ■ that th y
could lignt freely and easily. \ou also
J wonder whether the regiments tire regu
i larly in volleys, or whether each man
j loads and tires as fast as iie can. That
also depends upon circumstances, but
u-ually, except whet) the enemy is near
at hand, the regiments tire only at the
comtnaudof their officers You hear a
drop, drup, drop, as a few ot the skir
mishers fire, followed by a rattle and roll,
which sounds like the falling of a build
ing, just as some of yuu have heard the
btick walls tumble at a great fire Some
' times, when a body of the enemy's cav
alry are sweeping down upon a regiment
to cut it to pieces, the meu torm iu a
-quare, with the officers and musicians in
the centre. The front rank stands with
bayonets charged, while the second ra. k
hies as ta.-t as it can. Suiiettines fliey
form in four ranks deep—the two front
ones kneeling.with their bayonets charged,
so thai it the enemy should come upon
them, they would run against a pieket
j feuc ot bayonets. When they form in
| this way tne other two ranks load and fire
as fast as they can Then the roar is
i terrilhc, and many a ! orse and his rider
goes down before the terrible s'ortu of
! inn hail
A school master of one of the negh
bor ng towns while uti his morning walk,
passed by the door of a neighbor, who
was excavating a log for a pig's trough.
44 \Yhy," said tlieschool master. 'Mr ,
have you not lurniture enough yet
"Y< 6," said the man, "enough lor uiy own
family, but I expect to buaidthe master
this wiuter.aud am making preparations "
We make sad mistakes but there is
good news hived,like wild honey iu strange
aoo ill and turners of the world.
pleasure, after all, is much affected by the
quality of one's neighbors, even though
one may not be on speaking terms with
them. A pleasant, bright face at the
ths window is surely better thau a dis
contented, cross one ; and a house that
has the air of being inhabited is prefera
ble to closed shutters and unsocial blinds,
excluding every ray of sunlight and sym
pathy. We like to see glancing, cheer
I'u 1. lights through the windows of a cold
night, or watching them,as evening deep
ens, gradually creep from the parlor to
the uj per stories of the houses near us
We like to watch the little childreu go in
and out of the door, to play or go to
school. We like to see s white-robed
baby, danciug up and down at the win
dow iu its mother's arms, or the lather
reading his newspaper there at evening,
or anv of these cheerful impromptu home
glimpses, which, though we are no Paul
Pry, we will assert make a pleasant neigh
borhood to ihose who live for couitort in
stead of show Sad, indeed, some mor
ning on waking, it is to see the blinds
down and the shutters closed, and know
that death's angel, while it spared our
threshold, has crossed that of our cheer
ful neighbor —sad to miss the robed baby
from the window, and sad to see the little
coffin at nightfall borne into the house—
sad to see innocent little faces pressed at
'eventide against the window-pane, watch
ing for the "dear papa" who has gone to
his loug home.
FARMERS' BOYS.— In the wide world
there is no more important thing than farm
ers' boys. They are not so important for
what they are as tor what they will be.
\t present they are of little consequence
too often. But fatuiers' boys always have
been, and we prtsumealways will be, the
material out of which the noblest men are
made. They have health and strength ;
they have bone rnd muscle; they have
heart and will; they have uerve and pa
tience ; they have ambition aud endu
rance; and these are the materials tl at
| make men Not buckrams aud broad
cloth, and pateut leather aud beaver fur,
land kid gloves and watch seals, are the
materials of which men are made. It
takes better stuff v o make a man It is
not fat and flesh, and swagger and seif
conceit; nor yet smartness, nor flippancy,
nor foppery, nor fastness. These make
fools, not men ; not such men as the world
wants, nor such as it will honor aud bless.
; Not loDg hair, nor much beard, nor a
; cane, nor a pipe, nur a cigar, nor a quid
iof tobacco, nor an oath, nor a glass of
beer or brandy, nor a dog and gun, nor a
pack of cards, nor a vulgar book of love
and murder, rmr a tale of adventures, that
make a man, or has anything to do with
making a man. Farmers' boys ought to
keep clear of all these idle, foolish things.
They should be employed with nobler
objects They Lave yet to be the men of
the clear grit—huuest, intelligent, indus
trious men.
class of over imaginative people who be
lieve in "signs,' agreeable and disagree
able These are a few of them : —The
le- ves of th" bay tree put under the head
were supposed to occasion pleasant dreams,
which never failed to be realized. Maid
ens in the north of England, whose leet
were impatient to tread the elvsiaa fields
of matrimony, used to open the Bible
at ihe book of Ruth, lay a sixpence be
tween the leaves, and place the bunk un
der their pillows, that they might dream
of the men who were to be their iiu bands.
When a girl's sweetheart incuired her
displeasure, and she wished to punish
the scurvy fellow with bad dreams, the
angry damsel resorted to a singular piece
of witchcraft. She would procure a bird's
heart, and the moment the clock struck
twelve at night, she would pierce it with
a number of pins. Her lover would be
sure to pass a restless night especially if
he had taken a heavy supper That our
ears glow and tingle when anybody is
talking about us, is a conceit that has
come clown from the ancients. Those
learned in occult lore tell u- that when
the left car tingles, the breath of slander
is soiling our fair fame ; if the right, some j
one is speaking good of us If the right j
eye itelies without a cause, tears will
shortly flow from it; if this sensation is j
experienced in the other eye, we may ex
peet soon to laugh If the cheek burns,
the interpreters of omens caution us to
beware of the person who sits on the
glowing side. The itching of the nose
betokens the approach of a stranger, and
if the lips itch we may hope for a kiss ;
In the days of ignorance the meeting of;
a wea>el was believed to presage some
feanul calamity. NVlieu a sow with a
litter of pigs crossed the highway in sight
ola traveller, it was accounted a lucky
#- i c *
Heaven sends us ten thousand truths but
because our doors and windows are shut
to tuem, they sit and sing awhile upon
the rtof, and iLen j away.
The Broken Engagement.
Tt was a beautiful evening in the dawo
of summer. Two forms were sitting ia
close proximity to each other, by the win
dow of a twelve thousand dollar house—
heavily mortgaged—in the upper part of
the city. The hand of the one rested
lovingly on the hand of the other, and
the arm of throne described a semi-circld
around the waist of the other. It is hardly
necessary to say that they were lovers,
and that this was as far as the young man
could go in geometry. There was no
light in the room, hut there wa9 no occa
sion for any, with her taper waist and
sparkling eyes, aud his flaming words.—
This is a specimen of their small talk :
"Dearest Flora, tell me, oh, tell me,
what can I do to make me more worthy
of your love ! Rid me undertake any
mission you please, and I will obey. Aye,
even though it be—to cut my hair short
—sacrifice my moustache —wear large
boots, or work for my liviDg—speak, you
may command rue!"
"Oh, Charles! calm yourself. Do hot
speak in th's terrible strain ! You make
me shudder. No Charles, I love you for
yourself alone. Then placing her hand
geutly upon his brow, 6he murmured—
! "soft, my love, speak soft, my own, and
tell me do you love me now as much as
ever, aud will I ever be the same to you
; as I am now ?"
"Hear ah me swear!" dropping upon
| his knees for the first time in his life, hut
suddenly rising with a troubled expres
sion of countenance, as something put
him in mind of the tightness of his neth
j er apparel.
"Oh, Flora, there is not a coat that
,adorns mv tailor's window on Broadway,
1 1hat has so high a place in my aflectiou*
las yourself! You are to me what slan
der and gossip are to church members, or
(funerals to married women—my life, my
ambition, my hope, my all ! A fewda>s
more aud we shall be united forever. I
can scaicely realize my happiness.
The fair one blushed and nestled closer
to the vest pattern of the happy jouth.
So we leave them.
It was a dark and gloomy eight, two
days before the time appointed for the
nuptial ceremonies of the young pair.—
| Charles bent his way, full of hope and
'supper, to the mansion of his beloved.
He rang the bell aud was ushered iutu
(the parlor. Flora was uot there, and af
ter waiting a few moments, be resolved to
descend the stairs to the dining room*
ostensibly to seek her. but most probably
with visions of spoous dancing through
his ever teeming brain With stealthy
steps he approached the door and sud
denly optned it, wlitn there burst uport
| his astonished gaze a sight that froze thfl
blood within his veins
I pon the dining-room table lay many
dishes and other crockery. Before it,
j with disheveled hair and tucked-np gown,
stood Flora, a huge carving-knife in her
hand, which she was in the act of pluog
ing into—a pan of hot water.
She had been caught in the act of doing
| house-work ! With one loud shriek slid
fell to the floor, while her distracted and
bewildered lover rushed from the house.
ft is needless to add that of course, tho
engagement, along with several brittle
cups, was broken on the spot. Thus were
iwo food and doating htarts irrevocably
separated !
it ray story, dear reader, will be the
means of persuading one young woman,
never, under any circumstances, to do any
work about the house, hut always to let
her mother and other servants do it, my
object is more thau accomplished. Fare
well !
An aristocratic church in New York id
in trouble A mechanic bought a thous
and dollar pew right in among the white
kid glove people aud the presence of him
and his family is a great annoyance to
those surrounding him, who no doubt
nearly faint with a mechanic in such
elose proximity. A suit at law had been
entered against the plebian pew-holder to
cust him.
HEAVEN.—A lind ady was talking
about heaven to a poor little colored gill
who had been a slave
"What do you suppose you shall do
When you git thare?" asked the lady
"Get close up to God. so that they can't
whip me", replied the ehiid.
A SAD FATE. —Myra Parmenter, a
young girl of thirteen, fell into the
near New Haven, a few days ago. ami
was drowned while engaged in tbelo*-
ing work of pulling flowers to decora"
her father's grate.
"You have been to Canton, liaven't you,
Jack?"—"Ob, yes"—"Well, can yo
speak China?" — Utile—that is, I
speak broken China."
A girl recently stole a pair i f glove*,
giving as a reason that she only wanted
I to keep her baud in.

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