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t/ VOL. XIII. .i mr of nn: old lovf. Just a bit of the old l ive, Kllie, That came to us one liny When your han was dark as (he raven. Am! n eheek? as bright as I ho ,M..v. Oh. yon veil mo then with a hearth . And 1 loved yua jii't as well: <i ,i hit at tin old love. Kllie, That wo hadn't the courage to 1011. 1 kn >w that our years are many. That long we've lioeu hiishmid and wile; i !l. a Id: of the old love. Kills. I'hut we met at the threshold of life 1 lie iluwors are st owing round our dm ■, Ami the sunshine Ushts our wall: Oh, a hi! id the old love, Kllie, ; or thin is the best of all. And you're just the same, my darling. Though tile liloom has left your brow : Oh, a hit of the old love. Kllie, Tis all that I ah lor now. 1 oil may chide me. and raise your linger, ii.it I' 1 whisper il right in jour eat : oh. a hit of the old love, Kllie. Our comfort through trial ami tear Perhaps 1 am old and foolish. Pur my locks tire glowing so white; Hu; a Mi of the old love, Kl te, T 'eight,.n our hearth stone to-night. JOHN, JI N. John Basil Ximines, (ireek merchant, of Mincing Lane. London, was in trouble. Not financial trouble, for the old house stood on a linn foundation; and no one knew this hotter than Sam I‘ostlethwaite, confidential book-keeper of the firm, and the trusted friend of the (ireek merchant. Therefore, when he saw John Basil in so anxious a mood, ho resolved to know and to share his annoyance. “Master," he said, "you are in Iroiihli. What is it ?" “John, Jun.” wasthe prompt reply. “ He takes no interest in the business, and if he conies to the ollice, grumbles and blunders till we ate glad to sei him leave things. Yon know it is so. Sam." “ John. Jim. wants an object to work for. sir. If he thought the firm was in trouble now , lie would he full of energy and interest. No donht of it, sir," " He has lost interest in every thing; hunting, yachting, shooting, travel - everything is a bore." “ Any lady in the ease?" '• There i- a governess at Sir Thomas Oakes’> 1 don’t like —a tall girl with red hair, and a wonderful figure and color." “ Why don't you like her?" "Slu is poor: besides, John is to marry Leanora /citon. 1 bought the estate with that view. The two united will make the finest in .Middlesex. Vi u can put them together in a ring fence.” “ If y. i haw- told John, Jun. this, he will never marry her.” " 1 have -aid nothing to John yet. /citon and 1 have talked over the mat ter. hut the girl Leanora is yet at -cliool." Tl:e two men sat thoughtfully a few minutes, and then Sam I’osllethwailc made an astounding proposal. “John Basil," he said decidedly, “if you wish to make a man of your son, give up the business to him aw hile. You go to /ante for a year or two, and let him feel his feet. But him in your place. 1 will see i •> harm eome to him or the business. Drop a few hard words about /eiton before you go; it may help your plans for Leanora.” And half an hour’s further conversation made the old clerk’s plans clear to the father. Thai lie said to his son. “ John, there are serious changes in hand. 1 must go to Xante, ami the business in Miming Lane will need your severest attention and industry. It is a great charge for u young man, hut Ham says 1 may trust you." John rose at ouee to the occasion: “To be sure you may trust me. father. If the • id house of Ximines is in dan ger. I will work for it night and day.’’ "John, thank you. You make me very happy and hopeful if we tide things over this year, we may not only keep our standing, but also add greatly to our influence. And, John, don't let this place run down. 1 don’t want Zei t m to get the better of me in this mat ter: but don’t have any thing to do with them —nothing whatever.” John readily promised. The next day his father left for (Jreoee, and lie went at once to the front in the daily light in Miming Lane. He was a man sure t> fail and weary in small routines, 'out in whom great trusts developed great resources and untiring energy; and Ham made him believe that the very existence of the house of Ximines depended upon hi- personal oversight and influence. It was about a year after his father’s departure for Xante that Sam said, one warm evening in June, “Mr. John, you had better run down to the country and see after the place. A change will do you good, ami now that you have got the better of Xeiton about those olive-, there is nothing pressing for o week." iso John went to the country, resolved to lie and dream under the blossoming lilacs, and throw all care away. He was fully carrying out this intention one warm, sunny afternoon, when he heard a little stir of conversation, and the rippling music of girlish laughter. This -ule of the garden adjoined a little wooden park, through which ran a rapid brook famous for its excellent trout fishing. As it was strictly private ground, he wondered who were the tres- MINERAL POINT, WIS., FRDAV, SEPTEMBER *7, IS7S. passers :uul ipuclly moved aside tho foliage to look. Tho picture that mol his viow was a vory pretty ono. Tpou a rooky Nova tion, shaded l>y a drooping birch, stood a hoautiful girl, with a fishing rod in her hand, and at hor foot reclined tho splendid-haired womaiu whom ho had known as governors to tho daughter* of Sir Thomas Oakos. Sho was loading, whilo hor charge whipped tho hahhling xvaters with a grace and skill John, dun., had novor soon equalled. John lookod and wondorod. and ad mired, 11 o know tho govornoss, and had onoc boon half in lovo with hor hoanty, but now ho thought hor handy worth looking at in comparison with hor oompanion. Who oould sho hi ? II is rooonl contaot with life had taught him to ho prompt and self-reliant, and ho soon dooidod that it would ho a vory agreeable thing for him to join tho ia dios niton tho rooks. There was a little wiokot further down, lie opened it, andatouoo faood tho intruders. There was no retreat for thorn, oven if they had wished ono, hut (he governess was glad to see hoi old admirer. She oamo to him with outstretched hands, and tho little mai den with tho fishing rod stood in hoau tiful and blushing confusion. Then ho hoard hor name l.eanora Zeiton and for a moment his father's ohargo Mashed across his mind: but in the next ho had looked in Leuuora's faoo, and forgotten it. Snrli ii charmed afternoon as that was! John prolonged it hy every i os sihlc device. He induced the ladies to eome into tin* garden uni oat straw berries; tlion they rambled through ilu> greenhouses, ami got lost m tin* hazel ina/.i', ami forgot tin* hours wore Hying, till the governess, in alarm, pointed to hor watrli, ami said there was barely tilin' to reach home het’oro the dinner hell rung. Without any ileliinte arraiigi'iiient. these pleasant meetings oeeurreil every day fora week. John was so deeply in love by this time that he put Mincing Lane out of his thoughts altogether, lie did not write to Sam, and he hoped that Sam would not write to him, at least for a month. Hut one morning, just eight days after he had met Lea nora, tlieree iine that disagreeable large blue letter. Sam said “he must eome to London at onee; everything was needing him: mere was an important consignment from t!recce, and some custom-house business which could not he managed without his personal in llnence.” This summons, in spite of his dissa ponitment, flattered linn very much. He let Leanora’s governess read it. for John knew that she would talk about it, and he was (piile aware that women admire men who carry great trusts, and are of importance in the world. And the governess, in return for the compliment, was very kind that last afternoon to the lovers, so that they found plenty of opportunities to say to each other those few sweet monosyllables that mean so much. In fact, they parted as plighted lovers, and John went hack to London with anew sense of his own importance, and a very happy man. Sam looked at him qneerly. “The country has done yon a deal of good, Mr. John,” he said. “ Yes, Sam; 1 think I shall rundown every Saturday. I found the gardens rather out of order, 1 can come hack .Monday.” “ Yes, you run,'’ answered Sam dnuhl i fully. The justice of Sam’s “can” was soon i proved. John went to the country very punctually Saturday mornings, hut Sam had generally to write an urgent letter Monday or Tuesday to get him hack to ; business again, and at the end of the .summer he thought it well to notice 'this. “1 should think, Mr. John, thegardeiis are in order now, and 1 don’t see that you can he spared every week now. Business i- very brisk again.” " Ham, i'll work till midnight if you wish, hut 1 must go to the country Saturday.” “ Tom, Mr. John, it is not (lowers that is taking you.” “ Well, Ham, it is not, Jt i-. the love liest little lady in the world- Leanora Zciton.” “Mr. John' What ever will yonr father say? And old Xeiton I Von know how ugly he was about that cargo of currants.” Next Saturday John went to the country, but be did not sec Leanora. Her father had discovered her engage ment, and hail threatened to send her to a Herman convent. The governess was full of grief, and could not conceive how* Mr. Xi ilon had found all out. John remembered Ham—but that was impossible; Ham an Old hardly spoke civilly to each other; besides,Ham had professed so much sympathy with Leanora and him. it could not be Ham. Hut be went back sorrowfully to Jam don, and told Ham that Leanora was to be sent away from him. “ 1 -hould not stand it, Mr. John,” said the old clerk; “I should ask her to marry me, and lake her away myself.” “ But you say the business can’t afford rne tin re than eight hundred pounds a year, Ham?” " And if you love each other, and can't live on eight hundred pounds a vear. you don’t deserve to live at ail. Take ajlittle house in auiiet neighl>or bood, and ask her to erne ami sham it with you." Sam's adviee just ploed the eager lover. Ho was for tak'g it at onoo, ami Sam did not oppos him, though Jim might haw wombvd if ho had seen the faoo that followdhis footsteps. " I'ho lossim is pretty barly loarmai," ho mnttorod. "it takeam old baehe lor liko mo to bring up a voting man proporly." ami tho goodh'l’u'w dippod ids pen in his ink with a solf-satisliod ohnoklo. John roturnotl in higlspirits, l.eano ra was an angol. Sho \as willing t<> ho his wifo. no matter hot humbly they must hogin. Sho was inning to Lon don next day on a visit ti hor aunt, and would moot him in St. 'anoras ohunh noxt Saturday month;. 110 would b.avo a spooial lioonso by that timo, and Sam would he witnss. Sam said of oourso to oould. Hut Sam had no idoa of doiig suoh a thing. Ho nut on Ids hat soon aft or, ami wont to Alexander Qoiton’s tllioo. Tho two men did not moot liko 1, ise who had a ohronio ipiarrol ahou oonsignmonts. hut liko old friends. Thoy oluspod hands, and wont togetlrr into an inner room, trom whioh soonoamo sounds of pleasant good-follotvshp. Thou Sam tolographod to John Iksil Ximinos in /ante thus: ‘'Send forlohn, .Inn., im mediately." After tuis piooo of bnine-s, Sam was very busy all day, and lopt John by his side. They wore eatin; a late dinner together, when a lolognm was brought to Sam, whioh ho quie.ly passed over to John: “Very Important. Mr. John Ximinos, Jim., wtnled in /ante at onoo.’’ “What am 1 to do about hoanora, Sam? What am Ito di?" "Write to her, and go oZante at mur; llii'i'o is nothing fist* to >e done. Sam’s face was so impassive John saw resis tance was useless; and iuleed Sam was so urgent that he found umselfhy mid night on the way toUmee. "Very important’’ his journey might he to tin' house of Ximites, lint very miserable for himself .lulu fell it. In deed, he was so evidently vrelehed that ! his father hurried hack ft l.oinlon with i Ids son as soon as possible Uni when | they an ive'd John found tl.al the Zeitons : were in Kranee, and wmld not return | till Christmas. There vas nothing to j do hut wail and hope, nut he was on eon raged hy the fact tint (he houses of Zeiton and Xi mines hat* lately had very large transactions loiruher. Sam drew his a (tent ion first to this circumstance, mia advised John, Jim., to make a eonl’ulenl of his father, who eonld then ask the old Greek in regular form for the hand of his daughter. This was three days before Christina#. and the letter was sent. Upon the -ltd of 1 >e cemher. lletore the Xiniinese’s could receive any answer to it, a letter from Zeiton, also dated on (he ‘-Hid, came to John liasil, saying: “Onr lands Join, our hnsincss is intimately eoimeeled; why should not onr families he happy together? Come and spend Christmas at Zeiton 11 nil.” Tlio concession, therefore, was ns mu tual as if it luul been m> arranged, and Sam talked a grealdeal aliuut this won derful unanimity uf fueling. Hut .I>l lll , .lum, was (no happy t■ > have any sus picions, and this happy Hhristnias visit was only the prehide to that grand wed ding which look place three months af terward in St. Heorge’s famous church, and then the handsome Anglo-( ireek bride and bridegroom were the theme of every longue. “Avery suitable wedding indeed," said the magnates of Mincing bane *• unites two line estates and two old linns.” "Avery handsome, loving couple,” said John Hash to Sam; “ and it is your dinog, old friend.” ‘•Yes,” said Sam cheerily, ” it is my doing, I have made a good merchant, and a good match, and saved a proverb besides ‘A bachelor's children are al ways well brought up.’ Here's to the children, John Basil,” K'stimallng Measures. Muruilttctiiicr and Wattiler. It is often useful to have a few ap proximate data to deduct! weights and measures from. Here is a correct table, which, however, does not. aim at great accuracy, hut may serve to make a rough estimate when it is necessary to reduce measures; A pint of water weighs nearly 1 pound and is equal to about -7 cubic inches, or a square box •'! inches long,!! inches wide and ” inches deep. A quart of water weighs nearly 2 poundsand is equal to a square box of about Iby I inches ami inches deep. A gallon t f water weighs from 8 to 10 pounds, according to the size of the gal lon, and is equal to a box < by 0 inches square, and 0, 7 or 7 ] inches deep. A cubic foot of water weighs nearly pounds (more correctly pounds), ami contains from 7 to 8 gallons, ac cording to the kind of gallons used. A peck is equal to a box Bby and square and 8 inches deep. A bushel almost fills a box It! by 1:* inches square and 24 inches deep, or 2 cubic feet. A 1 tarrel of water nlmoil fills a box 2 by 2 feet square and 1 J feel deep, or fi cubic feet. I'etroleurn barrels contain lb gallons, or nearly 5 cubic feet. IMiuuoud Pointed. A man may ho a teetotaler, and yet pa like of tho spirit of the times. V Troy man has lost i canal-boat, mid a local paper suggests that some Syracuse girl took it lor a slipper. The I'oston I\*t says it costs as much to bury a man deoontly m Now A ork as n does to live for six months in flue stylo in London. According to tho Hutl'alo 1 rpnss, "larger boor doesn't intoxicate. It is the ipiaulity that some men carry that weighs them down." "Totiuny. my son, what is longit tude?" “ A elothes line, papa." "Trove it, my son." " Heeause it strotohos from polo to polo." Tyros Tard was married tho other day. and on his wedding notions wore tho words, "No oards." Hut then ho doesn't know what might happen. Some sojourner at one of the Alum Springs, in West Virginia, publishes in a looal paper, "An ode to tin l springs." Of oourso it'sainmodo. ToiiArrs We'll give a handsome wedding pres ent io the man who'll marry the young ladv who thumps all da\ on the piano in our boarding house. Ann York' ll.v pnw. It you are stung by a bee, use harts horn; if bitten by a snake, get drunk, ."so physieians say. H. bang a bee -ling! give us a snake bite ! ('iiuiinuili Tahir. "lledad," said a patriotie Iri-hman yesterday, "but it's a ripe watermelon that should b“ the emblem of Ireland. It alwa\s has the green above the red, riiiloih I pit in ( 'hrouirh . A girl who had heeen verv observant of her parents’ mode of exhibiting their einmty, being asked what gener osity was, answered “ It’s giving to (lie poor all the old stnlV you don’t want yourself." A peddler, overtaking another of the fraternity on the mad, exclaimed: " Halloo! \\ hat do yon carry?" " I’ul ent medicines," was the reply, "(lood! Yon go ahead. 1 carry grave stones," I was (he rejoinder. " Wiil the hoy who threw that pi p I ner on the stove please come tip hero land gel a present of a nice hook?” said a Sunday-school superintendent in ! Iowa; hot the hoy never moved, lie I was a far-seeing hoy. | A saddler was talking about anew j style uf surcingle which he had gut up, j when one of the company pointed ton I miserly old bachelor that was passing, land said, ‘‘There’s the meanest sir ' single in this village." A jeweller being sent to prison said to the turnkey, ” 1 f you'll let me out, I'll sell your watch for you to good ad vantage.” ” No, no," responded the turnkey; “instead of letting you sell my watch, I'll watch your cell." A relleetive writer has been asking readers to east, their eyes hack about ten years. Very few men have time for such nonsense. Mrs. hot east her eyes back about three minutes, and that little act obliged hot to get a fresh w ile. .Vi ie Ihhiins I'iciDjuvt', Feathers w ill he universally worn this winter. Fnnhion linn, tiuess uol, e\ claims the Norriston Ihmlil man. We shall not wear feathers not a solitary feather. If our friends choose to make themselves ridiculous they can do so; but no feathers for us. With pleading eyes she looked up from the piano, and sang, "Call me your darling again.” But ho refused, as there were witnesses around, and there is no telling when a man will be introduced into a hreaeh-of-proinise suit in these days. Haniel Fender concluded a letter, asking his precious Angeline to he his, as follows: "hay yes, my precious Angeline, and i will forever he your faithful I>. Fender.” Daniel thought that was a happy hit, and so did his " precious Angeline.” A gentleman took the following tele gram to a telegraph olliee: “I an nounce, with grief, the death of I’nele .lames. Come (piiekly to read will. I believe we are'he heirs. John Black.” The clerk, having counted the words, said, "There are two words 100 many, sir.” "Ail right; cut out ‘ with grief.”’ An irishman accosted a gentleman on the street, latent night, with a re quest for the lime. The gentleman, suspecting that I’at wished to snatch his watch, gave him a stinging rap on tin; nose, with the remark, “ It has just struck one.” “Be jahers,” retorted But, “ I'm glad J didn’t ax ye/, an hour ago!” A J.ewsiton pauper, living at the city alms-honse, ays an exchange, recently offered no the following prayer: "<) bold! Mess the boss of this house, he with him daily, and with all his’n: hut especially, O Lord! we ask Thee to make different arrangements in that cook-room!” Oik: of the best cures wo know of for smallpox is to liavi; a fellow joke lim head in at the door of the patient’s room and whisper in a stage aside. “In he dead yet? I’m after that ulster!" We have been there, and know what it in to live just to spite a fellow.—A'em York (knmnerdal Ailverliwr. “There are seventeen sculptors and painters from the United Htales now re siding in Koine,” read Mrs. Bern is from the newspaper. “H'm grunted Mr. Hem is. who was anointing his fool cov erings with the extract ot hog; “no won der 1 couldn't gel a painter t>> white wash that shod." Mrs, Heniis glore an awful glare at him, MyTAnid (’. nrirr. " I'hal s a very stupid brute of yours, : John, said a Scottish minister to his parishioner, the peat dealer, who drove kis merehaudise from door to door m a small eart drawn ty a donkey; "I never see you tmt the erealure is bnty ing." " Mi, sir," said the peat dealer. ■ ye ken the heart’s warm when Iriends meet." A Thirl) Thousand round Hank Note. An extraordinary allair happened about the yearl< It', tineof thedireet ors of the hank of Kurland, a very rieh man, had occasion for .CeO.tHHi, whieh he was to pay as the priee ot an estate whieh he had just bought. To faeililate the matter he earned the sum to the hank and obtained for it a hank note. On his return he was ealled upon on important business, lie threw the note earelessly on the mantlepieee, hut when he eame baek to look it tip, it was not to he found. No one had entered the room; he eonld not therefore snspeel any person. At last, after nmeh inelleelnal search he was persuaded that it had fallen into the Tire. The director went to aeipiaint his colleagues with his misfortune, and as he was known to he a perfectly honest man, he was readily believed. It was only about twenty four hours from the tune that he had deposited his money, and they thought that it I would be hard to refuse 1m request for a second note, lie received tl upon i giving an obligation to restore (he first j note if it should ever be found, or pay the money himself if it should ever he pres*nti'd hy am stranger. About eighty years afterward (tin* direclot having; l>nyj since been dead,) an me known nnm presented tho lost note nl the lunik innl iltMiil payment. It was in vain (hat llicy mentioned to this person (lie (ransaelion Iy which (lull note was unnnllcil; lie would not listen to it. lie niaintained that il Innl eomc to him from ahnmd and insisted on pavmenl. The note was payable to iiraier, and the J.'.'lt 1,1)00 were paid to him. The heirs of the director would nut listen to any demands of restitution, and the hank was obliged to sustain tin' loss. Ii was discovered afterwards that an architect, having jmrehiiHed the director's house, had taken an order to Iniild another on (In' same spot, anil found the note in the crevice ol the chimney, and made his discovery an engine lor robbing the hank, in which he was entirely successful. The Host Cullivated (iniiilv in .VaiiT ini. One of the lies! civili/ed enmities in the whole republic is said to he l,an ensler comity, I’ennsylvania, originally seltleil l>y Mennnniles, Moravians ntnl Hunkers, who lied from (lermany and Holland to avoid persecution during the eighteenth century. They were mining and agricultural people, and their de scendants to day follow the same call ings that. their ancestors did. Lancas ter was laid out. m 17-0, and was the fourth county in the stale. It contains o‘Jh mi ware nulls; the value of the farms is estimated at about #S( 1,0(111,01111; ot its agricultural products nearly S‘JO, (100,(10(1, and its minerals some fit 1,000,- 000, The population is about--'5,000. The farms are small, from 50 to ion acres generally, a farm ol iIIMI acres being very rare. These are seldom sold. They are handed down from the sire to son the IN nnsylvania Hutch, as jlhey are commonly named, being among the most industrious, thrifty and conservative of people. They have changed very little in the last 150 I years, having the same notions, habits i and prejudices that they had a century ] ago. They are not enlightened in i any sense, hut they work hard, pay their debts, prosper materially and j mind their own business. If IheAmer -1 lean generally understood farming as I they do, this eonnlry would he the garden of the world. Vom ( mi lit' Happy If yon will slop nil your extravagant unit wrong notions in doetoring yourself iind families willi expensive doctors or humbug cure-alls, that ilo Imnn always, mnl iiho only nature's simple remedies for nil your ailments —you will bo wine, wi ll and happy, and savegreat expense. The greatest rcmoily for thin, the grout, wise mnl good will 101 l you, in Mop Hit ters—heliovo it. Son “ I’roverhs ” in another coluinu. iSm'K-rt I'ion .Mi.kit.- If tliero in an instance upon llio records of our coun try where nu article of American manu facture him made its own merits and without extraneous aid. it in Unit of Dr. D. 11. Dol.mnl A. Co.’a //orf Chemical Hnlcrutwt. Jl ban only to be wold in one place, and it in demanded in another; and ho it ban gone on increasing in favor until the products of tbo exten sive Chemical works of If. A, Do hand A, Cos., at Kairport, Monroe county, N. V., are now immense. Tins article is made only at tboo works by a pro cosh known only to the proprietors, and is better for all nurposos than Hoda. Try it. NO. 7.