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The Lincoln County Herald rUBMSHED KVEtl-Y, WEDNESDAY. IV TIIKO.1 13. FISHER. 8I.OO A eTh"Tn ADVANCE siVtiLis f liPIE! FIVE G'EBiTS. LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD. Oilo Square (10 llnes)or Isisohe Insertion... Ill it Udoh additional Insertion 7 Administrators' Notices ,..; J.. .1,0 Pinal Settlement Notices..!! -1 CO Stray Notices (single stray) 3 00 Bach additional stray In same notice;; I 00 jfr.fr A Liberal Deduction, will Le Bid t yeally advertisers. VOL. 7. TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1872- NO. 43. j,C. OOODMCit. w. Wt ntiiKUBAD OODniCH Ac kirk hi; AD, DENTISTS, Troy, - Missouri. DR. BltlKHEAD will be In the oftcc ll tho time. Dr. GOODRICH Kill only bo hers Trom time to time, doe notleo of which will be lren. On for the PAINLESS extraction of xocth administered at all tlmei by Dr. Blrkfiead, August 31, 1871. v6n20j-r . G T. DUffN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, IVcw Hope, - - Missouri. Will practioo In the Court, "f tho Nineteenth Judical Circuit. Special attontlon given to col ieetlng. v7nlBm8p Rt C. MAGRITDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cnli-nu-Gris, - missoiirl. Will practice In the Court, of the Nineteenth Judicial District. n W. C. McPARIiAND, ATTORNEY AT LAW, TTroy, llissonri. 'Will practlco in the Courts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, and will giro special attention to collections. UBljc ront room over J. KnoVs Bank. v7n!6 rtn AO it a nrriv ATTORNEY AT LAW, Trov, - - Missouri. Will tirnctlco in all the Courts of the Nino teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to tbe collection oi aoots. voniw A. V.McKEE. E. N. BONPILS. JTIcKEE & BONFIfiS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Trov, ' - - Missouri. Will practice in tho various Courts of this and adjoining counties. Special attention given to collections and matters relMlns to real estate. fii3 Office, northeast corner Main and Cherry streets, just neiow i.acioao num. njuvr -J, B. ALLEN. W. T. BAKER. ALLEN & BAKER, AKoruevs-al-Law, Agents Slate anil Phoenix Iusurauce Compauies, and Real Kslate Agents, TROY, MISSOURI. JOSEPH B. ALLEM, Notary Public. apr25-'72nl7 B. W. WHEELER, Attorney at Law aud Notary Public new HOPE, MO. Will attend to any professional busli.css In thi Courts of Lincoln, Warren, 1'iko and Montjrora cry counties. sep7'7iu.ioyi PB0FE8S0B BANGEMWELL. BY ELLA WI1IELKB. WM FRAZIER. O-W. COLBERT FllAZIER & COLBERT, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls TROY, MISSOURI. Will practlco in all the courts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given (o col lections and to the sale and purchase and leaiing of real estato. Abstracts of titles, warranty deeds, deeds of trust and mortgages made out on short notice. Large number of valuable farms for sale at low prloes. OOco on Main street in Kansdell's building, up stairs. v7nU WALTON & CREECH, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls, TROY, MO. 'Will practice in all the Uburts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, and the Supremo Court of the Htate. All business entrusted to their caro will be promptly attended to. Offico over Dr. S. T. East's Drug stole. Office faours from 9 a- m. to 4 p. m. volfn2 LACLEDE HOTEL, te'oy, :mo. TnORNIHLL & BISWELL, Propr's, 'TTTIS Is a first-class hotel, furnished In good JL stylo and Its table supplied with the best the market affords. Strangers stopping In Troy will nnu nere an tne comroris or noma. Tho BAR Is stocked wl'h strictly nrlme LI qaors. such as Brandies, Whiskies, Wines, Ale, Clin, otc.) also the finest brands of Cigars, apr2tal7' LUMBER. JJ LARGE SUPPLY OF LUMBER AT 'Chain of Socks, Lincoln Co. IWettherboardtng, Sheeting, Door and Window Frames, Sash, and Building Material gcperally. Address , W.E.BROWN, JunlSmSn25 Cbali of Rock, Mo. JEHU SYLVESTER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER ." IS J. Watches, Diamonds FRENCH CLOCKS, Watch Materials and Tools, Watches and Jewelry Repaired. N. m NORTH FOURTH STREET f Between OUremnd Plae Streets) ST. LOUIS, MO. May , 187t. $1 & VBAB OMIT PO TiH UKRAbB "It it to ptrfectly unreasonable of yon, papa," pouted Minnie MoAleler. onlv and pitted daughter of lawyer MoAlitor, and pretty and wilful at a pat kitten, "bo perfectly uareaitnabre, and it la ao Impu dent of that fallow to writ arid a lit vou for my band, bafore I bar aet my eyaa on him." But you have aet youreyea on bim many a time,", interrupted bar fattier. "Uh, yea, witu a toae ot tne dainty bead, "wbea be waa in hia firit jacket, and I in my pinaforei. I know all about that. Becauae we were two pretty chil dren, and pleasant playmatea, our ttupid fathera aaii 'let ut pledge our cb:ldrea to eaoh other And now, after twelve vtara. when I am aeventeen, and he twtntv-ono. the impudent creature coolly desirei m to be true to that nonaansical traeh, and write to aak a renewal of your content. . "Whioh be certainly has." "But wbieb it will do him n good te obtain," continued Minnie, "for I lay positively I will net tee him, nor apeak to bim, nor glance at Dim u ne cornea here. If you write and tell bim to come, will run away to Hockwood, anyhow, and take 'vocal lessons. I knew 1 bare muaical genius, if it were properly culti vated, and there ie a fplenSid profeiaor at Roekweoa who baa a large clisi in training. I want to join it, and 1 ihall go away next week if you consent, but it you let tuai noma, impuaent, insolent Walter Qrabam come spying around bare after mv fortune, (tar that la wbat be wantt.) I shall go without your consent, and 1 shall be tree Irom persecution there, because the rulet are atrict, and no gentleman 'followers' are allowed in the academy. So you know what to oxnect." . a a t Mv dear, eaid lawyer AiCAiiter ceelly, viewing lua irate daughter with twinkling eyes, "let mo correct one error vouavo fallen into. Walter Graham is north three timet wbat I am tnis mo mont. His father's whole property is in hia hands, and he is independently wealthy. So I hardly tbink he is looking with covetous eyes upon your lew tnou- aanda. No, be remembers you aa a moat aweet child, and being of a somewnat romantio turn of mind, he think would bo pleasant to follow out the wishes of his father and yours, and renew the rjleik-ea made bv them. However, if ha could aee vou at tbia moment be would think you anything but a eweot girl. "Then I wish you would call in ao artist, and have my picture taken upon the apot, to rand him." "But I would rather not for remem ber. I desire tou to see, and, at least treat this young man as the poet says we treat Vice, the monster first endure, then pity, then embrace." "Ub, yes," peuted Minnie, "you law yers think there is nothing in life but bargain ond sale. You would have me coolly pledge myself to tbia fellow, be cause you think he would be a good match, and you would make a regular dry law affair of it, without any love or wooing in it." You ato in error again, interrupted er father. "I would make a law affair fit, by having you permit ibis 'fellow,' as you call mm go to court, anu anow him to make his plea. 1 don t am ycu to promise your band to him until he bae done tbis but you reiuse even to sea him." "Yet, I do refuse to sec bim ; and there it an and of it. I am not going to be won in that matter of fact way. I am going to fall in love witbeut meaning to, and be fallen in love witb in tome unex pected, romantic way, and have it all ike a atorv book. Lawver MoAlster smiled. "You will doubtless fall in love witb that professor over at lloohester, he said. "Ah. no ho it old and dried up. 1 shall meet mv fate in some unlooked Tor manner, when I Icaat expect to, i tup- poet. But will you let ne go te uocn star?" "I will think about it.- I would rather you should take lanoaa here ; and if I can get a good inttruotor to eouie bare, I tupposa you will be jutt at well t-laaaoH aril I too Half ' ' , ... W-la n..h. les it you win aecp stoiwr u" awav. - . ... ... a. . I At tne and ot Ue.wtcic Mr. rocAiucr informed Minnie that be had secured htr an inttruotor for bar vole. "I wrote ta a friend!" he aald "a mu aieal eantlaman of mv aeauaintaecc, and -----o . .. . be haa secured an exoeueni toacntr wno will be here tome time next weik. He will make bit borne with ut, nod devote hia whola time to VOU. I Will pay bim well for It j and you will proprest mucb faster than you would at tvooDtsier. j nt sou ta atudv bard and apply your telf atriotly to your music. I shall patter you no more about Walter Graham for I have written to him how you feel nnnn th mihi.ct : and new .that Profet- nr Itnniramwa ll it comine. tou need worrv no more aboul that 'fellowV an .n.tn .nil." up. Rancr.mwall I" raneatad Min A ivii c - I . , . nic. "What a name I I know be told and tall, and thin, and weart green tpte- (a1ib find will be crota at a bear. Bat I don't ,oare, to loag aa I can take lettont in tinging, if ho It an ogre. Prof. Bangemwell looked like any thin but an ore at bo stood in-the per lor an hor after hit arrival, ana wat .M..s.4 ta Visa Minnic.'his upil, who had just eme In from walk. H tall, a h bad laid, but act old, btlnr certitl irt aw twtj.fit ni t thin, for he bad the tpleodid figure of an Adonit, and kit dark, mtenatiooyet were not covered by green gqgglet, and tho tweet smile that parted the handsome lips under the long black musttohe pro claimed him anything but "tress. "Why, Pref. Baneamwell ia porfectly eplendid, papa," Minnie erted, after on hour a conversation, witb the proicator, finding herself alone with ber father. Ho is inat aa bandseme ae be can bo, and oh I what eves. They made me think of one of Mre. Lee Heulx'a heroea ; end he is eo agreeable. I know we shall get on aplcndidly." Tber, there, that will do, eaid ber father, frowning. "I would advise, you not to go into rhapsodies over a common travelling professor of music He waan't brought bore to play tne agreeable, nut to teaoh muaio." Minnie pouted, and thought her father "awful cross," and went back to the pro fessor. Ha wanted to bear ber voice, and to the aat down at the piano, and he etood very near and gave her lUirgestions about her position, and told her now to draw in bar breath, and bow to econo mize it, and then when she sang a. passage be told her whore abe failed, and sang it for ber, that the micbt underttand it btttcr. Hit voite was a aplendid, soar ing tener, and it just lifted Minnio up to cbe "seventh heaven" to bear him sing. They were full two hours at their first lesson, and then Minnie played and sang some simple airt, and the professor joined in the cboruif to tbey wbiled away an other hour, and then Minnie wept to her flowers, tnd the profettor aoon joined ber in the garden, and proved himself as learned in botany as in music A magnificent man, Jlinnie said that nicht in ber room. "I have heard and read of such men, but novertaw one bafsro." and all that nteht lone she dreamed of handsome, dark eyed Pref, Baoeemwell. That was onlv the becinning. Pref. Baneemwell not onlv taught Minnie bot any and mutio, but love.' It wae useless for her to trv to conceal it. Uer father frowned, ber mother cbidod, and Minnie told them both "how foolish it was to accuse her of auoh nonsense," but ut length she did not try to conceal her pas sion for the handsome prolcssor. "Yes, I do love him, she oried one dav. when tbev were warning her not to allow herself to fall in love with a poor music tacher. "I do love him, and be lovet me, and, I am not ashamed to oon fen it. I would rtther die than give him un. too. if he it a poor inusio teacher." Her father groaned. "Wild, intane child," be taid. "I will go and ditcbarge the fortune hunter immediately," and away be went in a rtge, leaving Minnie in tears. Half an hour later Professor Bangem oil. dejected and tad, came to Minnie, Darling," he eaid, "I have been turned adrifi bv vour tttrn father. I mutt eave the house to-night, and forever Can you give ir.e up, or will. you go witb me ? I am a poor man, but I will work for you, alave for you, if you will be mine." Sbe clung to bim weeping, -l win go, aaid abe, "to tbe uttermost pans oi the earth with you. io tbe desert or tne plain, anywhere, if you go with me " "And yeu will leuvo all father, mother, borne, luxury ?" "Yet, glauly, if by eo doing 1 ean bo ours forever." He drew ber closely to hit breast, and kissed ber tenderly. "Then, little enc, if vou leva me so truly you can forgive ma for a little deocption, I am sure. 1 am not Prof. Baneemwell. 1 am not a music teacher." "Then who what ahe began. ' don't understand." "Then I mutt explain, lam Walter Graham." She sprang from bit arms in wonder and amazement. "Walter Graham, sbs reneated. .. . . . . .. r .1 "Xes. Walter uranam. xour laioer wrolo to me how utterly you soorned try suit. I had not, and could not forget mv childish funcv for vou. Through all tbe years I have been in foreign lands I have rememberrd you', and hoped you would not forgot the pledge made by our fathers. But 1 found you bad lergotten, and that yea refuted to tee me. Then .... :r ...... M your tamer wrote, aiaing ui i vuum not play the part of a musio teacher for a time, and stating the oaae aa it stood. Fortunately, I had received a thorough muaical education in Europe, which en abled me to play my part wall. I did not need ta diteuite. at there waa no danger of your reoogoizing me, and your father and mother were in tbe aeorei. i came, taw and coaquered. Won't you forgive' me 7 Sbe orent into bu arms. "Wby 1 innnosa 1 shall bavo to. ana aaia, -iar . .rr . . . . ' , !.u I love you to, I couia not oe angry wi.u vou. ' ' J . . . ,,o- Jutt men ner tamer earns id u, bo I" be oried, "you bave conoluded to aecant that horrid, impudent, insolent f.lnw after all. Minnie 7 Well, well, am clad mv children that thiags have ended to happily. Take her, Professor Bangemwell, and ir you find ber nan as good a Wife at tbo fate bten daughter, in anlta of her caoricei. tou will never repent bavina; taught mutio. Evening Pott Fansy Fern. Sara Payson Willis, wire of Jamea Parton, who died on tbe 10th mst., though she lelt few enduring litersry works, corned with ber pen's, wideceltb rity. Born at Portland, Mo., she seems . .. . L o have passed tbrougu a aomewssi tormy and cloudy girlhood and woman cod, and passed into a nature me oe fore she made ao entrance into the field of literaturo. She was a deacent ot two old Puritan families of New hagland, and. in eotnriiml with ber brother N. I Willis, inherited from father and mother a large share of mental power and eeniue.' The father of Sara Willis was a founder of The Puritan Recorder, relicious iournal, published In Bos ton, nnd of Tbe youth's, companion, printed in the tame city. J be motber of the Willis uhildren, Nathaniel, Rich ard. and Jane, is described as a largo braintd. creat hearted woman of moat ovable charaoter. Whin feara wa yet a child, ber family moved to Boston, where ahe casaed all her carl r years. Sbe waa educated at Uartlord. Connecticut, oy Miss Catherino Ceccher, and was recog nized aa a clever ycung lady, high- Dinted and eccentric, and addicted to mischievous and comical escapades. While yet young, and soon after leaving sehool. abe married Mr. iMdridge ot Boston. After the birth of three chil dren ahe was left a widow and in some what embarrassed circumstances. Of those atraits'came her flrot literary vou ture; nnd, in 1851, sbe ouered an essay srened "l'annv Fern to one oi tiic literary weeklies or Boston. It was ac conted and acceptable, for tho great read ine public immediately demanded moro, and "Fannv Pern" crew into famo and favor. These leaflets wore Gathered into a vclumo with the titlo cf "Pern Leives" and had a great sale, no less than 75,000 comes of the book hnvini; been told "Little Perns for ranny'sLittle Friends,' her next book, had a lair sale, aud second-series of the "Leaves" reached very large edition. In 1854, ber first nova . "Iluth Hal . appeared : it was aot a genial book, and over its family revolutions and allusions a yencroua charity draws a vail of forceifnlnesa Hose Clarke, published in i&oi,' more tunnv work, and commanded u wider circle of rcadors than oven tbe unhappy notority of itt predecessor bad attracted The two novels wore th only ones which Fannv Fern over published : they provoked much criticism, and were read by thousands, who sought in their patios the tame grace and vivacity wnicu nau been the charm of her less pretentious writings. In 1856 the subject of this sketch was married tu Mr. James Parton, the his torical writer and essayist. Since her martiai' e her published writings have not been voluminous, but their character has bean considerably modified ant improved, compared with these of ter earlier career. Gjpsy certaoRles. A French newtnaner tblla that a band of Gypiles which haa jutt taken up itt abode on tome vacant ground in the Ruo Ouoheine, Mootmartre, on the outskirts of Cairo, lately had a marriage celebrated ' .. , L- fTL. S..IJ. betweon two oi ineir trim. i murine was nbout iweotT-fWo. "1th ,nreo "orri bly dirty ehlldren, and tho bridegroom a little older, one' of thote woll known types, with bronzed visage abd long black hair. In fact the ceremony was only the legalization of a union that had long existed. Tbe cnier oiessoa ine two spouses it the presence of the band and the spectators, and alter an auuress a pitcher was emasbod, and tho pieces thrown to the four cardinal points. The several caravans encamped In Pairit have been ordered to plant their tents outside the fortifications, as tbey mowed not only a propensity far, but a strange ap titude in pilfering. Tbe recent marriage of one of the tribe has been followed by a death. Four men were ccen bearing a beautiful young girl out ef tbe tents' She was almoct ss dark and swarthy as a Yubian, yet through tbo midnight of her hair tbe gleams of approaching death wcre but too plainly visible. ine uonemaina saiu that sbe waa dvine, tbey bad triea io eave ber, but without hope of success. The chief of the tribe, the very picture of Scott's Uayraddin Maugrabin, brought forth a bird from the tent and put it, Io tbe dying girl'c lips, and then let it fly away. He explained this as being the custom of the tribe; tho bird waa sup posed to receive the scul of tho dying girl, nnd thus charged would fly to heaven. But even this concession was at variance with Ilayraddin's creed, for when Quentin Durward inquired into his opinions of a future stato, be said thai , i i- u u : I.J ne nopeu bis remains wouiu us uiu'kiou with tho elements, the earthly portions to enrich the soil, tho watery portiens to swell tbe founlsins. the airy portions te nlav in the blighted clouds, and the fiery portions to add te tbe splendor of Aide barn and his brethern. "In this faith bao I lived, in this faith will I die," said the hardened atheist. And in tbis faith the poor girl seemed to die ; for she expired without any apparent con fession or absolution, some few minues fter tbo bird bad sped on its way heav enwards. If mill girlt arc waift, arc large onca wafen? "Certainly," aayi cwcctiiitten .t in.it the bovt bavo tbo habit ot tp ai.;. than ta their lint in ml ine ihtir v.j.. VOWC." s - - A story it told of penon asking .n.tW whttbcrht would advist bim to & nartiia friend moncv. "What, lead him taonajt Ym might give Mm at emtw, and he o14d' rotuno WT Peter Carlwrlghl and Andrev Jackson The incident happened in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Annuil Conler encc, and is thus narrated in the, famous Peter's Autobiography: Monday evening came; the church was tilled to overuowinc- nvery tcui was crowded and many had to staud Aftor sincini; and prayer, Brother Mao, tbe preacher io charge, took his seat in tbo puloit. I then reuu my text "Wbat shall it profit a man if be guin the whole world and loo his own soul I Alter reading mv text. I paused. At that moment I suw Gen. Jackson walk iog up the. aisle. Ho came to the middle pest, and very gracefully leaned against tt. and stood, as there were no vacant seats. Just then I folt tomo one 'pull mr coat-tail in the stand, and turning, mv fastidious preacher, Brother Mao whisDerinL' a little loud, said, "General Jueksou has coma In I General Jackson has eonio in?" 1 lelt. a flash of indie nation run all over mo like an electrie shook, and, facing' about to my oongre iTBtinn. and numoaelv sneakinc out, aud ihlv. I aaid: "Who it Geueral Jackson? If be don't get his soul converted, God ill, damn bim at quick at bo would Guinea negro 1" The Dreachor tucked his head i down and snuattcd low. and would no doubt : 1 . . . , have bean tbsnk ul lor a leave ot ao sence. The congregation, General Jack son and all smiled. 'or loUL'hed right out all at the preacher's oxpense. When the concreeation was dismissed, my city p- -a, - - - , stationed preacher stepped up to me, anu very aternly aaid- io me, "You are thci strangest man 1 ever saw, and General Jackson will chastise you for your inso 1 lence before you leave tbo city." "Very ilear of it," said I, "for General Jack son, l bavs no ucuut, win appiau-i my ceurse ; and if be should undertake to chastise me, there are two that can play at that game." General Jaekson wst slaying at one the Nashville hotels. Next morning, very early, Brother Mao went down to tbo hotel to make ao apology to bim for my conduct in the pulpit tbe night be fore. Shortly I pissed by the betel, and met Geacral Jaekton on the pavement, and before I approached bim by teveral etepi bo trailed, and reached out hit brnd aavine : ... . . "Mr. Cartwrigbt. you aro a man aucr mv own heart. I am very much aur nriacd at Mr. Mto to tbink bo cuppottd that I wnuld be offendtdat vou. No.tir: 1 told him that I highly approved of your independence ; sow uumsicr Jetut Christ ought to iov everyneaj and fear ne mortal man. I told Nr. Mao if I had a few thousand taoh In deaeddent mew at you are. I ceuld take QldEuglatd." Grammar.. It takes a Yankee school marm to just puzzle poor unsophisticated wen, now a daya. Coming home on tbo train last week wc overheard the follow ing conversation between a young school teacher, who also writes for the and n old gentleman who bad alwaya be lieved ho could apeak tbo English lan guage. Uld Uentlcman "Are there any houses building in your village ?-' Young Lady ".No, sir. lbsre is A new house being built for Mr. Smith, but t is the carpenters who are building. Gentleman "True : I sit corrected. To he building is certainly a different thing from being built. And bow long has Mr. bmitb t bou?e been being built 7 ' Lady Clonks puzzled a moment, and then answers rather abruptly) "Nearly year. Gentleman "How much longer doyou think it will he beiag built ( Lady (explosively) -"Don t know." Gentleman "I should think Mr, Smith would be annoyed by its being so long beine built, for tbe house he now oorupics being old he must leave it, and the new one being only being built, in stead of being built as be expected, he cannot " Hero tbe gentleman pereeivod that the lady bad disappeared. Swallowing a Hai. John Thomas was a man of keen, wit, and strongly linotured with a love'ef tho humorous. He bad besn down to Con cord, and had teen tho Fakir of Ava per form hia wonderful trickt of legerde main. Ha wat rotating hit experience in the bar room of tbe Co H way lloute, and' among-other tbingt declared that he hid gained an Insight into marly of the magi cian's msnipnlatlons, and that several of the most wonderful trtekc be conld per form himself. "For instance," eaid he, "I can swallow a man whole'' ."Bah.!" cried Tom Sttpltt, a rod-fecW woodtman, weighing at leaat two hun dred,, "p'hapa you could ewalldw ut?" "Yee." "I'd like to tea ydu do it." "I oan do it." "I'll bet you fifty dolltrayoucaVt." "I'll take that bet." "Then let's tec you begin." "Not now. I have just eaten my top per. I will do it to-morrow morning',-In the presence of as many witnaaseeaa y6a may choose, and it ahall bo done in thO, pquaro in front of the hold." , Thia was agreed to, add the moacjr was put up. By the following morning the news that John Thomss wssHoawaU' low Tom Staplea whole had beeomo wide spread, and a vast concourse embracing men, women and children bad assembled to witnott tho wonderful feat. At the tppointed time the thief aetcrt' appeared in the square. John Thomat smiling eonbdently, aa though aura of success, while Tom -Staples looked timid and uneusy, as though not quite at rest, concerning what was to become of bim.' "Aro you ready ?" Irked John. "All ready," anawcrcd Tom ; "begin aa soon as you please." . "Will yod Jiave the goodness to take off your bat ?'l "Ssrtin." "Now your hoots." Tom removed his boots. "Next you will removo your coat. Tboso big brasa buttons might stick in my throat." Tom took off his coat, and as he threw' it upon the ground, one of tbo cooksi came out, from the hotel with a pail of melted lard and a big whitewash brush, which she deposited by tbe side of John Thomas. "Now," pursued John, "you will take off your stockings, and .then remove your ehirt and pantaloona. "jb I Dye mean for ma to atrip stark naked?" queried Tom, aghast: Uf course 1 do. the agreement waa that I should swallow you. You aro meat, but your olothes are not, nor wcro they in tbe bond. If you will itrp, I will give you a thorough greasing, arid double tbe bot if you wish. I know 'I' can swallow you or, at all events we can tryl" Tom gave up the bet, and invited bit friends into the hotel. i'Fmz Hard. Ben Davis is a goodly soul, a sound temperance man, aiwayj setting n good example so far as outsiders can seo. But bit "time" came "a abort time eince. He had employed a car penter. to make tome alterationi in bis parlor. In repairing tho corner near tbe fire place it fas found, necessary to re move tne wainscoting, wneti io i a uiecwv ory was msde tbat attonithed everybody a brace of dceantcrt, a tumbler and a pitcher were cosily reposing thtre, at if they had stayed there from the beginning. Tbe deacon wat jummontd, and at bo behold tbo bottles, he exclaimed : "Well, I declare I that is curious, sure enough. It mutt bo tbat old Baiai left them when he went out of tbia 'era house thirty yetra ago," "Perhaps be did," returned the carpenter, "but, Deacon, tho ice in the pitcher mutt hive been- trlz mighty, hard to atay nll that time." StranQis Freak, of Liohtnino. A young lady, while standing in a window at Morgantown, uutier county, a. v., received a clight shock from a flsth of lightning. On her recovery it was found tbat an ailantbut tree, ttiuding near tba window, bad been accurately photo graphed by tho electric flash upon her breast. Tbis reminds a friend tbat in his vanth be was tbe object cf pbotogra pby. lie bad told bit father tbat ho wat , I I I I- tl:. i i'.. I "a demented CIO jaonna. tnis pwriei remark enrated the unretionable father, and he interviowad bit ton. When the interview wit over tbe can felt that be bad been ttruok by lightning, nnd that a photograph or a man a band waa diittoeuy visible but not where bo could tie the pioturo. Lightning ia guilt of itrangc frcakt at timet. Wbat ia tbat, childreu ? eikia i voung pattor. exhibiting to hit 8uaday sohcol a magio lantern pioturo of poor tinntr olinglog to tbe cross towering out ef stormv waves in. mid-octan. noon '.spa CruieaJ waa, ho intUil icpl. Badly Mixed. What's the matter, Bob? Sam, who am I? Why, you are yourself, Bob Harrison, ain't 'you ? No, far from it. Why, what's the matter? Well, air, I'm ao. mixed up, I don't know wbo I am. Don't take it so bard to heart. I ain't; I'm taking it in my handker chief. , ! Well, what's the matter? Why, I'm married. Married ? ba I ha I ha I why, air, you should bo happy. '' Yes, but I ain't. Why, all married men aro supposed to be hippy. ( Yet, but bow many are to ? Well, sir, as I said before, don't tike it to htrd tell ut all abeut it. Well, Sam, I'll tell you bow it ic. You s see I married a widdcr and thia widder bad a daughter. Oh yet 1. I see how it is. You. have been making love to thie daughter. "" Not wone than that. 'Ycu tee my father wit a widower, and he married thia daughter, to tbat makes my fatbtr my ton-in law, don't it ? Well don't yon see bow I am mixed up? ' Well, sir, is tbit all 7 No, I only wiah it wat. Don't you ate my ttep dauahttr it my ;iten-motbcr, ain't aha ? Wall, then her mother ie my grandmother, ain't aha? Well, I aat married to ber, ain't I? So'tbat mikei toe my owe grandfather, doeen'i it?1 , rr Tbey .tell about a mm in Doylestown, Pa., who heard tbtt well water' conld be purified with lime, eo ho emptied e bushel and a half into hia wall, and, felt bliitlul and happy. It turned out that, bcoauia of the dryneit of tho tinea, there wae only 3 feet of water io tho well, and ever einnc bic experiment ho haa been tilling a good article of white wish to hit ncighboraat two buokctc for a cent, and walked a mile aod a half to tho crack for dnoklog-water for hia family. Ha hat hit doubtt now about lima being a good purifier. from tbo Woman's Journil: Thic ia Mn. Mary Talmadgo Van Rensselaer, who died aaddeoly in tbo oara a few days amco at Albany, vicitcd England toon aft Victoria aaecoded tbe throne, ooe wat prctented to and became a favorite of the queen, who atld one morning at breakfast that abo would give her do- miniona for Milt Talmadge't beiuty. Sevcrtl opulent and titled parient tough her bind In vain ; but tba wit thoroughly American, aad whan arged to scpcat one' of these numerout offtri, remtrkwd. 'Aa , Amtrictn gentleman waa tba equil of any fertlgn nebltnao, whatever huvtituif ar tonntctioat.' " !. . )Ji t