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VOLUME XVII,--NUMBER 15.
TIIE POTTER JOURNAL PCBLISHKD BY |H. TV. McAlariiey, Proprietor. sl.sL> PS YEAR, IS VARIABLY IS ADVANCE. * + * Devote J to the cause of Republicanism, th interests of Agriculture, the advancement of Education, and the best good of Potter eonntv. Owning no guide except that ot Principle, it will en leaver to aid in the work of more fully Freedomizing our Country. 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Also Masonic gather ings on every Wednesday Evening, for work and practice, at their Hall in CoudersporC D. C. LARRIBEE, W. M. M. W. MCALARNEY, Sec y. JOHN S. MANN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW Coudersport. Pa., will attend the several Courts in Potior and M Kean Counties. All . business entrusted in his care-will receive prompt attention. Office coiner of West and Third streets. ARTHUR G. OLMSTED, ATTORNEY" & COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Coudersport. Pa., will attend to all business rrusted to his care, with premptnea and fLit'ity. Office on Soth-wcst corner of Main and Fourth streets. ISAAC BENSON. ATTORNEY' AT LAW. Coudersport, Pa., will attend to all busines? entrusted to him, with care and promptness. Office on Second St., near the Allegheny Bridge. F. TV. KNOX, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will regularly attend the Courts in Potter the adjoining Counties. O. T. ELLISON, PRACTICING PHYSICIAN, Coudersport, Pa., respectfully informs the citizens of tne \il-| lage and vicinity that he will prom ply re spond to all calls for professional services. Office on Main St.. in building formerly oc cupied by C. W. Ellis, Esq. - C. S. & E. A. JONES, DEALERS IX DRUGS. MEDICINES, PAINTS Oils, Fancy Articles. Stationery. Dry Goodf, Groceries, A*c., Main St.. Coudersport. Pa. DTeT OLMSTED, DKALF.R IN DRY GOODS, READY-MADE Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, &c., Main St., Coudersport. Pa. j COLLINS SMITH, DEALER ia Dry Goods.Groceries, Provisions. Hardware. Queensware, Cutlery, and all Goods usually found in a country Store.— Coudersport, Nov. 27, 1861. ' cou DERSPORT HOTEL, 0 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. H. J. OLMSTED, DEALER IN STOVES, TIN A SHEET IRON WARE, Main St., nearly opposite the Conrt House, Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet /ron Ware made to order, in good style, on short notice. Wli. H. MILLER J. C. 34 ALARXKT. MILLER it McALARVEY, ATTORN E YS-AT-L A W, HARRISBURG, PA., A GENTS for the Collection of Clait s against the United States and State Gov ernments, such as Pension, Bounty, Arreai of Pay Ac. Address Box 03, Harrisburg, Pa. Pension Bounty and War Claim Agency. PENSIONS procured for soldiers of the present war who ar disabled by reason of vrounds received or disease contractracted while in the service of the United States : an d pensions, bounty, and arreaFS of pay obtained for widows or heirs of those who have died or been killed while in service. All letter' of inquiry promtly answered, and on receipt by mail of a statement of the ease of claimant I will forward the necessary papers for their ■ignature. Fees in Pension cases as fixed bv lav. RBFBRKSCES.— Hon. ISAAC BEXSOX, Hon. A. G. OLIUTEI), J. S. MANS, Esq., F. W. Kxox, j Kq. . _ DAN BAKER, Ciaim Agent Couderport Pa.' June 8, '64.-ly. HOWARD ASSOCIATION PHILADELPHIA, PA. DISEASES of the Nervous, Seminal, Urina ry and sexual systems—new and reliable treatment—in reports of the HOWARD AS SOCIATION—sent by mail in sealed letter envelopes, free of charge. Address, Dr. J ~KTLLIN*HOUGHTOX, Howard Association , Kc ! South Ninth Street, Phdideijiaia, Pa. *3)j1664. £-3*=* At the great celebration at Gettys burg, on the Fourth, Geu. 0. O. Howard, i who has been styled the Havelttck of the American army, on account of his sincere Christianity.) delivered the oration, and Col. Charles G." Ilalpine, (whose facetious cam paign poems under 'he soubriquet of Private Miles O'Reilly, obtained considerable notori ety,) read the following exquisite poem : THOUGHTS OF THE PLACE AND TIME. As men beneath some load of grief Or sudden joy will dumbly stand, Finding no words to give relief— Clear, passion-warm, complete, and brief— j To thoughts with which their souls expand : So here to-day —these trophies nigh— Our lip 3 no fitting words can reach; The hills around, the graves, the sky— The silent poem of the eye Surpasses all the arts of speech 1 To-day, a Nation meets to build A Nation's trophy to the dead Who, livir.p. termed her sword and shield— The arms she sadly learned to wield When other hope of peace had lied. And not alone for those who lie In honoied graves before ur blent, Shall our proud column, broad and high, Climb upward to the blessing sky, But be for all a monument, I An emblem of our grief, a3 well For others as for these, we raise ; For these beneath our feet who dwell, And all ax ho in the good cause fell On other fields, ia other frays. To all the self-same love we bear Which here for marled memory strives ; No soldier for a wreath would cara Which all true comrades might uot share- Brothers in death as in their lives! On Southern hill-sides, parched and brown, In tangled swamp, on verdant ridge, Where pines and broadening oaks look dowi And jasmine weaves its yellow crown, And trumpet-creepers clothe the hedge; Along the shores of endless sand, Beneath the palms of Southern plains, Sleep everywhere, hand locked in hand, The brothers of the gallant band Who here poured life thro' throbbing veins Around the closing eyes of all The same red glories glared and flew— The hurrying flags, the bugle-call, The whis'le of the angry bail, The elbow-touch of comrades true ! The skirmish fire—a spattering spray ; The snarling growl of fire by file, T. e thickening fury of the fray When opening batteries get in play, And the "lines form o'er many a mile, The foeman's yell, our answering cheer, Red flashes through the gathering smoke, Swift orders resonant and clear, Blithe cries from comrades tried and dear, The shell-scream and the sabre-stroke ; The rolling fire from left t® right, From right to left, we hear it swell | The headlong charges, swift ana bright, The thickening tumult of the fight And bursting thunders of the shell. Now denser, deadlier grows the strife, And here we yield, and there we gain j The air with hurtling missiles rife, Volley for volley, life for lite— Xo'time tc heed the cries of pain 1 Panting as up the hills we Charge, Or down them as we broken roll, Life never felt so high, so large, And never o'er so wide a marge In triumph swept the kindling soul! Mew raptures waken in the breast Amid this hell of scene and sound j The barking batteries never rest, And broken foot by horsemen pressed, Still stubbornly contest their ground. Fresh waves of battle rolling in To take the place of shattered waves ; Torn lines that grow more bent and thin—- A blinding cloud, a maddening din— Twas thus were filled these very graves! * * * # * Might falls at length with pitying vail— A moonlit silence deep and fresh ; These upturned faces, stained and pale, Vainly the chill night dews assail— - For colder than the dews their flesh I And flickering far through branch and wood Go searching parties,torch in hand—* •'Seize if yon can some rest and food, At dawn the fight will be renewed, tfleep on your arms F' the hush'd command. They talk in whispers as they lie In line—these roogb and weary men j ' Dead or but wounded ? ' then a sigh ; 'So coffee either "Guess we'll try- To get those two guns back again." "We five flags to their one! oho!" "That bridge—'twas hot there as we pass'd!" "The colonel dead! It can't be so; Wounded and badly—thai 1 kntrw j Cut he kept saddle to the last. I '' ' Be sure to send it if I fall— "Any tobacco ? Bill, have you ?" "A brown-haired,biue-eved. laughing doll— ••Good-night, boys, and God keep you all !" "What.sound asleep ? Guess I'll sleep too." ••Yes, just about ibis hour they pray For Dad —"Stop talking ! pass the word 1" And soon as quiet as the clay Which thousands will but be next day The long drawn sighs of sleep are heard. * ***** Oh, men ! to whom this sketch, tbongh rude, Calls back some scene of pain and pride ; Ob, widow ! hugging close your brood, Oh, wife! with happiness renewed, Since he again is at your side; This trophy that to-day we raise Should be a monument for all ; And on its side no niggard phrase Confine a generous Nation's praise To those who here have chanced to fall. But let us all to-day combine Still other monuments to raise ; Here for the Dead we build a shrine ; And now to those who, crippled pine Ret us give hope of happier davs ! Let homes for these sad wrecks of war Thiough all the land with speed ar.se : ] Tci-gUA cry l: £ , m fcVsr y Qiboied io ttje of Jrqe Sityocfyctj, gi)d ft)* of itfohilfty, JLittrtitnlN Qf)o ftcto? COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA„ WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 1865. "Let not our brother's tomb debar The wounded living from your eyes." A noble day, a deed as good, A noble scene in which 'tis done, The Birthday of our Nationhood 5 And her* again the Nation stood On this same day—it's liffl re-wonf A bloom of banners in the air, A double calm of sky and soul: Trinmphant chant and bugle blare, And green fields, spreading bright a'nd fair, While Heavenward our Uosannahs roll. Hosannahs for a land redeemed, The bayonet sheathed, the cannon dumb ; Passed, as some horror we have dreamed, The fiery meteors that here streamed, Threatening within our homes to come I Again oar banner floats abroad, Gone the one stain that on it fell— And, bettered by his chastening rod, With streaming eyes uplift to God We say, "HE DOETH ALL THINGS WELL.'' TIIE BLUE VEIL. "Lookout for Lizzie, in blue veil, by six P.M. train. FRED. "A Dollar and twenty cents, sir, and sign your name in the book,if you please/' said the boy from the telegraph offiee. "A dollar and twenty cents I—sign my name in the book !" I repeated stupidly ; „but this'telegram isn't for me 1" "Yes sir I It ia cent to Mr. Charles Chester, at the Lakcville House,Lakeville N.Y. There is no other Mr. Chester in Lakeville, and you always board here, so it must be you, Eir ; all right. The tele gram just come and was so near six,they sent me round with it in a hurry. It has been delayed somewhere in coming to New York but the fault wasn't at our office." Lizzie—could it be Lizzie Care, or was it one of Mrs. Stowell'd handsome daugh ters ? There was no time for me to idle in surmising which Lizzie I was to meet. I paid the boy, snapped the patent lock on my valise, and drove hurriedly to the depot, duly to "look out for Lizzie," and take the night train west. The N. Y. Express had already arrived, and the iron horse was snortiDg Lis impatience to be off. I'assengers were crowding into the cars, baggage was rattliDg by, the bell ringiug and where was Lizzie ? At length, near the door of the ladies room, looking uneasily around her, I es pied a lady wearing the identical Blue Veil. "Is this the 'Lizzie' whom I am to meet?" I ventured to ask, groaning in spirit of the ignorance in which I had been left regarding aDy other cognomen ! "Oh, yes 1 And this must be Mr. ; Chester, I Suppose. You knew mo by my blue veil, did you not 1 Fred said that would be a sufficient signah l'ou are very kind to take charge of ms. I was fearful that ycu would bad the care of a lasjy a great burden oa a night Jour ney ; but Fred insisted that you would not qjind itj if you took the trouble for him } so here I am, as you perceive* Are not the cars just about starting ? "I have time to see to your baggage/' I managed to say. "Ob, thank you, but Fred checked it through and bought iny ticket. It is all right?" I knew it was all wrong, but what bach elor of two and thirty would decline to escort a charming "Lizzie" in a blue veil, thus mysteriously committed to his pro* tection. We had just a minute and a half in which to secure our seats ere the western train was offj and my companion uttered a very contented little murmur of satis faction as we slowly steamed out of the depot. "Ob, I was so fearful that you would not be here to meet me, Mr. Chester," she said "and I dreaded to undertake the Journey alone." "It is a long journey/' I replied, with some faint hope that 1 might tempt her into a mention eff her destination. "Very long," she answered demurely. But a call from the conductor revealed the fact that the lady was goiDg to Cleveland. My ticket had been burchased for Cin cinnati, previous to the reception cf that bewildering telegram, and I thought with some satisfaction that I could stop in Cleveland if I pleased without any change of route. As we rode along I scanned my travel ing companion as closely as I dared ; but only a suggestion of bright eyes,ruby lips and a dazzling complexion, reached me through the blue veil. "I Think we have never met until to day," I remarked—hazzaruing an obser vation which might or might not prove to be correct. "Ob, no ! but I have heard Fred speak of you so frequently that I do cot feel as If we could be strangers long." She smiled and put up her blue veil. \\ ith the veil lifted, she looked some what older than Tcxpccted. I had fan cied she was seveuteen, but she DOVT ap peared seven and twenty. Yet she was so fair,so darling white—with eyes which matched the blue of her # vcil, that I for got the question of her age, in specula ting the possibility of Ler being near sighted. seated by thai laiia&t vuuou, I became speedily oonscious of my rough coat and shabby "man of business" as pect ; and while I secretly vowed an amendment for all future time, in various particulars, I hoped that she might not prove too observing. "This is rather a sudden journey of mine," remarked my fair companion— "My trunk was nearly packed, and 1 expected to leave Dext Monday and trav el alone j but when Fred heard that you were goiog to take the evening train, he telegraphed to you immediately and hur ried me off. "Ah Fred !" thought I, —"it seems to me I have you now ! It's just like gay Fred Dalrymple to surprise one with such a telegram, all in the dark, and this must be his sister Lizzie. She is going to Cleveland to visit Robert and his wife j. and Fred hearing that I was to start on my trip to night, sent bis sister aloDg,! uuder iny care, without any ceremony." j The mystery was explained, and with a lighter heart I turned to the ybung lady stimulated by this discovery in my previ ous determination to render myself des perately agreeable. "Ilow is your dear Jenny?" suddenly inquired my comrade of the blue veil. "My dear Jenny I" mused I—O, —yes —sister Jane, I presume, she means.— "She is very well," I replied. "We have so often exchanged messages with our love, through the medium of your correspondence with Fred, that I feel quite acquainted with that dear Jen ny, Mr. Chester*" Hum !-I said to mysclf-just like Fred Dalrymple to forget to deliver his sisters messages, sad then invent replies to sat isfy her questions and cover his negli gence. "And do tell ine something about that baly," continued Fred's sister. "You need not be afraid of praising it to me,for you know we ladies always feel a lively interest ia babies." "I would giadiy gratify you if it were possible, but to own the truth, I seldom take much notice of the baby race." "As if I should believe you iD this par ticular Instance," returned my interlocu tor gaily, "Why somebody told Fred that you burned the gas all night, on purpose to see how cunning this wonderful baby looks asleep." "3Ie!" I exclaimed in horror. "Xo I You need not deny it," said she. •'I can understand that bashfullness con ceals your raptures. Of course it is named for you." It happened that sister jenny's young est had been christened Charlie in honor of his bachelor uncle, and so I answered that her supposition was not incorrect. "When I see Jenny I shall feel it my duty to tell her what heartless indiffer ence you have feigned in regard to that baby, but you cannot impose upon me," 3aid the owner cf the blue veil. I shall acquit) you of possessing any cf the old bachelor Dcnchalence with which you have tried to veil your interest." "You must not expect to manufacture a baby worshiper out cf an 'old baeb,'"; I said jestingly. "Oh, no, but ycung fathers are not such sublime savages as you would try to have rue believe !" Gracious ! what can she mean ! was my silent ejaculation ; but as she did not j seem inclined to rally me further, we fell into quiet converse on commonplace themes; very much as if we had been a half do*ec years acquainted. "We are to ride all night," I said final ly, "and ought I not to secure a birth for yea in the sleeping car ? I notice that you seem very much fatigued." "I am weary, but I detest those sleep ing cars 1" "So do I, the same," was my hearty rejoinder. "Really aDd truly ?" she asked with some incredulity. "I fancied that I ought to take one on your account, to release you from the penance of sitting up in these hard scats sli night." "But it would be a great pleasure to ie if you could be as comfortable,to have ."ou accept my shawl, and my arm, for a jillcw, and make yourself ccsy for the night." "Po you think that Jenny will cot ob ject to my accepting such c service of you ?" she asked sweetly. "Certainly Jenny will not object," I assured her, aud 1 would gladly have ad ded that Jenny would not object, cn some fair future day to bo presented with a sistcr-in law wearing a blue veil, but I hardly dared to baszard the suggestion while our acquaintance was still of so re cent a date. ?he took off her bonnet—a dainty bit of raiilnery which I regarded with a spe cies cf silent awe, and scarcely ventured to put It up in the lack above us. Then the blue veil was tied tightly ever her curls, and resting her head upon my shoulders, the beauty was soon asleep. But I,Charley Chester,could not sleep, too rainy visions haunted.me. Was this I tally Fred Dairy m pie's Du K ~~ J zie j Would I ever see her again after this journey wao coded? And O, most desperate and eDticing speculation of all could I ever hope to take to myself the lifelong burden of "Looking out for Liz zie in a Blue Veil ?" The uight sped past la these delicious reveries. When we were within a few miles of Cleveland, my fair charge awoke. "Do yen feci rested ?" I inquired. "Oh, very much 1 You are exceedingly kind to have taken such care of uae. — Fred told me that Jeony'e husband would be a most desirable escort, but I find that hescarcelv told me half the truth." Jenny's husband 1 It struck me dumb! So I was Jenny's husband was I ? "Neither shall I believe, af'er your geDtle-ness and attention to me, that you can be as indifferent to your baby as you would try to have me think." "Your baby 1" The woman was adding insult to inju ry ! First a wife, and then a baby bestow ed on me, at live minutes notice, as if they were the most every day affair in the world I "I think we must be near Cleveland continued my companion, arranging her tangled curls, and putting on her bonnet. "It is possible that my husband may be at tfio Depot, to meet me, and relieve you of any further trouble on my account. If he is not there, I ODIJ ask you to put me in a coach, and send me home, —un- less, indeed, I can prevail upon you to stop over one or two trains in Cleveland, and visit us. My husband would be de lighted to have you. Why will you not be content to do so ?" Not Fred Dalrymple's sister, after all 1 I muttered something in reply, I knew not what, but she took it as a refusal to accept her hospitality and continued. "And if you cannot or -will not stay with us now, I want you to promise me that you will come soon, and bring dear Jennv and the baby, and make us a long visit f" . But the cars had stopped. Wc had ; reached Cleveland, aud the ensuing bus* ' tie relieved me from the necessity of re plying. I assisted her to alight,and con signed her to the arms of a tall, bearded J tellow, who kissed "dear Lizzie" before my very eyes ! "And this is Mr. Chester—Fred's friend you know, Ilarry I" Ilarry rolled his eyes around, but evi dently did not recognise me, and said i nothing. "Fred received a letter from Mr. Ches ter, saying he would be in Lakeville on business Tuesday, and would take charge of me if I would meet him at the evening train j So Fred telegraphed to Lim to look out for me, aud here lam very much obliged for his care and escort 1" "But where is he all this tims ?" asked the husband impatiently. "Hang the Blue Veil! There is some; mistake here," I exclaimed, pulling out the telegram as a voucher for ine. lam Charles Cheater of Lakeville, at your ser-! vice ; I reside in Lakeville, and I receiv ed this dispatch yesterday. I took charge j of this lady as well as I knew how j and . though I could not satisfactorily decide; who she might be,or by whom committed, to my care, it is only within a half an hour I have discovered that I myself was not the Charles Chester who should have! been on the "look out for Lizzie, in a Blue Veil I" They started. They read the telegram. The oddity of the mistake bewitched us all, and they took me home with them to laugh it over, when they found that no Jonuy wa3 awaiting me at my jour ney's end. Aod as "all's well that ends well," let me tell you that my ycung wife to-day is Lizzie's sister, and equally par tial to a BLUE VEIL. MR. NASBY ON DEMOCRATIC PROS PECTS. —"Petroleum V. Nasby," whoso writings amused Mr. Lincoln eo much, says in his last letter that "these is the dark days of the L'imoerasy." lie adds: "We hev no way uv keeping our voters together. Opposing the war won't do no igood, for before the next eleckshun the heft of our voters will hev d'tsliivered i that the war is over. The feer of drafts may do suthin in sum parts uv Pennsyl* vany and Suthren liJinoy, fer some time jit; but that caut be dePendid on. But we hev wun resource fer a Ishor ther will alluz be a Dimoorisy, so long ez ther's a Nigger. Ther is a uncompromis in dislike to the Nigger in the miud uv a ginooioe Pimoerat." 3lr. Nasby thcu lays down a few plain rules for the guidance of the faithful in this matter, one of which is as follows: "Alluz assert that the nigger will nev er be able to taik care uv liioSt.lf,but will alluz be a public burden. He may,poss ibly, give us tbe lie by goiu to work. In sich a emergency the dooty uv every Pirn ecrat is plane. He must not be allowed to work. Associashens must be orgenizd pledged to neether give him employment to work with him, to weik fer eaDy one k i TERMS.--$1,50 FER ANNUM. who will give him work,or patronize enny one who duz. (I wood sejest that sich ut us es hes bin foretoouit enuff 2 git credit, pay a trifle on account, so ez to make our patronige worth sutbin.) This course rigidly and persistently follerd would drive the best uvem toßtealin,and the balance to the poor house, provin wot we bcT alluz claimed, that they air a idle and vishns race. Ef ther aint no niggers, Sentral Com mittis must furnish em. A half duzea will do fer a ordinary county, ef tbeyr hustled along with energy. Ef they wont steel, the Sentrel Comniittis must do it theirselvca. Show ycr Diggers in a town ship in the mornin, and the same nite rob the clothes lines aod ben roosts. Ever willin 2 sacrifice myself fer fhe cause, I volunteer to do this latter duty in six populous countis." The Two Apprentice!). Two boys were apprenticed in a car* penter shop. One determined to mako himself a thorough workman, the other didn't care, One of them read and stud ied, and get books that would help him to understand the principles of bis trade. He spent his evenings at home reading. The other liked fun best. lie often went with other boys to have "a good time." "Come," be often said to his shopruate, "leave your old books; go witli us. What's the use of all this reading V* "If I lose these golden moments," was the boy's answer, "I ehould lose what I can never make up." While the boys were still apprentices, an offer of twv, thousand dollar appeared in the news papers for the best plan for a State House, to be built in one of the Eastern States. The studious boy saw the advertisement and determined to try for it. After care ful study he drew oat his plans, and sent them to the committee. We suppose that he did not really expect to gain the prize; but he thought. "there is nothing ' like trying." In about a week afterwards, a gentleman arrived at the carpenter's : shop and asked if an architect by the name iof Washington Wilberforce lived there. • "No/' said the carpenter, "no architect but I have an apprentice by that name. t "Let's see him." The young uaaa was summoned, and informed that his plan I waa accepted, and that the two thousand dollars were his. The gentleman then said that the boy must put the building up; and his employer was so proud of his success, that he willingly gave him his time and let him go> This studious young carpenter became one of the first architects of our country. He made a fortune, and now stands high in the es teem of everybody ; while bis fellow ap prentice can hardly earn food for himself and family by his daily labor. All tbe*tebel prisoners at Point Look* out have been set at liberty* An atmy teamster, provoked at a re* fractory mule called him "ao old brevet hossi" A striped bass weighing 63 pounds wag caught in the Hudson river, near Albany an Saturday last* Madame Anna Bishop is about to start on a concert tour, to visit Saratoga, New port aud the principal watering places. Abd-el-tyadcr, with bis three wives, a number of his cbildred,aud a suit of thir ty persons,were expected to arrive in Parig and become lions. It is said that in the specifications against the noted guerrilla Champ Fergu son, in prison at Nashville, are mentioned nearly ORe hundred caae?|jf murder com mitted at bis bands. The Duo de Morney's stud has just been brought to the hammer. ]t includ ed eighteen brood mares, eighteen foals and filles and three stalions, —lh.'rtj nine animals in aIJ. The wholesale produced =£0173. One of the stallions—the fam ous "West Australian"—was bought fof £l2lO. The French papers tell a story of a Japanese oficial of high rank who hai offended the Emperor of Japan, and had the costly sword of ceremouy sent hira with which to perform the "happy des patch." Instead of taking the hint to run himself through, he took the sword, escaped to a French vessel, and sold tl.o jewelled weapon in Paris for one hundred and fifty thousand fraooee. The Vienna Presse relates the follow ing.incident: "On Monday last a utaDU facturer of this city was going to celebrate* his marriage with a young girl withont any fortuue. On arriving at the church the intending bridegroom wished to leavg Lis bat in the carriage. He raised ife from his head, but unfortunately brought away hi 3 wig as well. No sootier did the youug lady see the artificial head of hair detached from the skull of her lover than she refused to become hi 3 wife, and each returned home, to the great disappoint ment of the witnesses and others who ; were piesent. A