Bath Independent, January 24, 1880

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January 24, 1880

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Bath Independent (Newspaper) - January 24, 1880, Bath, Maine � � �� A�T>HUralt�s*al and Family Newspaper VOL. I. BATH, MAINE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1880. NO. 7. zwo ^iw> rara BT JOSCrHTKC tow hmd* loo sad Uno are two little boy� Who Always are ready to fight, Because each will (cart. That he koow� ilw mart, And the other one cannot be right- f Ino and Uno went into the wood#, Quite certain of knowing toe way; ' 1 am right i Ton are wrong ?" They f aid, going along, v And they didn't get out till next day '/* Ino and Uno roae ap with the lark. To angle awhile Inrtbe hrook, ..... But by contrary *fgn� They entangled their Ifneaf And brought nothing home to the cook I Ino and Uno went out on the lake. And oh, they got dreadfully wetl While diicuMfon prevailed They carelettly failed, And the boat they were In wa* ntwet: * w Though each is entitled opinion* to bare. They need not be foolubly ftrong; And to quarrel and fight Over what we think right, Is, yon know, and I know, quite wrong \ Nina, Victor through aXtter of lfebt* and beautiful face*, the shimmer of �Jk and jewels, the odor of mask nod **nasLwoodf and the kind, handsome face of Victor Blnmetitfjal iburiog upon her t Bow the tenor aang ont, tweet aa ayllabks of lore \ how the soprano soared I what depth* the bass explored ! wbai paib^ wlwi �>tTawf wjjjat delight swelled and ebbed too much for granted, and deceived her-te\f, aud what better conld aba do than reward the devotion of Orandelaw, who saaured ber that be bad love enough for titer* both ? Everybody was very kind at Laurel Lodge; everything wa* fine enough to win � ^ Nina had owned one. Nobody hinted that Grade-law waa making an nnceual marriage. Bltrmenthal wag ramfering the public garden, thinking about the picture be wa� painting, tbimV ing bow the light among the tree* sag- , r geated certain stroma of mime to bfm, (i* bidding Nro* good^by; but he would when hie eye fell upon a young girl fee*V1 ---1 -- --ui~~~tr ing the awami, analingered there, M If I could only carry that face home in my mind'e eye, and n fleet it npon my can^ oa r he bought, " She i* the very image of Undine herself," Just then tiw child betide ber reached acroae the brim of the ba#in to tos* a ernmb into the water, and leather balance,. Quick as tboiigbt, Victor tpr&ng to the reaene, brought the child np drippicg, and confronted Undine, cut of whose face aE the roae had fsded, all the smzshize hzA tied. "Ob, how eball I thank yon{ what shall I dofor yon T becriedu "If yen had not aaved her how eoald I have lived? She ia my Httle neighbor, and I promieed tobeao careful of ben Ob, though yon are a arranger, I feel as if joa were my beat friend r wirn the chorda f IHd people really love and anUer and. despair and triumph like 1 One day when" Nina returned from a tbia 7 Had else bred through it all her- gallop across the billa with Grandelaw, eelf,totaewhete, aomebow, that it j there waa a tall, graeiooa woman wait' teemed m teho of her own experience;1 ^ - -L--a- -* or waa it but aahadow of things to come? Wfcen the enrtain tell, Victor diaeovered tears in her eye*. Other people were langhing around her; one tall gentleman almoat ttcoped to look under her hat aa he paaaed, bowed to her companion; and would hare joiced tiiem had �f nmentbal been leas frigid, "I have aeen that gentleman before," aaU Nina; "ho came with a lady who waa in a hurry for aome Bowers I had provmed. He called her Stella.^ " It was Ins cooain, BtellaGrandelaw,^ aaidTictor, One day Vietor, wboconld no loigef find s pretext to eontsnne the rittingn, pot hxs picture on exhibition. All the town waa talking of it before vigfat "Bach flesJb>tintsl each espteeezon I scehbeentyr - " Yet it does not equal the original," aajd Grandelaw, M No," rehtrsed Vietor ; pi^tnent �b a poor makeshift to firs and wpinL" At abont this time he received new* that Insonly stater was aeriooaly ill in London. He was obliged t * drop hi* pencil and fl? to ber without somncb li f i l-fi 4 n L l - , v t 'Then oblige me by meeting me bete again, and teftmg nte how ocr Httle friend beam her dVeTJcbicg," he retsrntd, as be pni them. iPto * e^rria^. Then he went to few atndso, and tried to Hmn the face of Undine, mid threw down his bruah m deapein And the next day, happening into the public garden sgsra, there ahe waa before bf*�, emlmg s&d bltuhing, with the eoild beside her, " I thengbi perhaps we ehoold meet yon here/' ahe confea^d, "/entry brings her motheVs thanks. How we repay yon bnt with our prayers liyoa cotW ait to me-" J* I? Ton mean &sny ^ ** I mean yonrrelf. If yon ?oaJd come to my etndio, any) let me paint yon-'" 4 " Ob, yon are langbina; aimer MI was never moretermm in my l&eV M Let ns ^o, then,"' ahe as '* Vonr prctnre is Song in toahinaj," she remarked one day, after innrn&arT' able sittings; for Victor had every tdefxt wiped ont what he bad hbcrtor&v printed in faring the d^, ao dhnVajt was it rto imprison the thadcar of Ids model within the canvas, to lend to Un-dine the a&ftl that �at and emtled in Nisa'a eyes, to �i/?ow har with the ayirit that informed the face, decayed in the oval cheek, or txerMed dhGuithemoUfe mootb, "limtaxe tired of c�&mg Iosba. 1 tax yoo too long," ' "No," aire; ?�pH&i ; '*! was ocfy tlrinking if I made my &>wef* ao ekywfy, I eheolel starve," Vietor {aligned acftfy, better than money," '* And life ia belter fh�i teeu~ AndtftetsVofe^Shre^do^i^fcrflttb. ** The attn fa (retting," he assd j * left is go out npoob the bay for huosiratWBu" And fofosxtd, tsoibmg Scafhu write and explain, he promised himself. In the mean time Grandelaw found occasion to make friends wi�h Nina, Sfc� bad happened into a shop to pnrehaur materials for her work; she had laid her pocket-book down for an instant, and not till ahe bad nearly reached the door did she dsteorer that ahe had taken np, not her own, but smother0* jfcihope paste* Mthetamemomentx etrang^bsnd detained her, and [email protected] acenaed of tbefr>; "TMe lady is s friend of nwne," mad Gfrandelsw-, attmnng fos> wzrdtoher tttene, h*Tm& followed ber into tbe&op-"efeoissfmndof ndne ^ and the sceneer bergsd a tlionsend psrdcns, snd obtee+aocstr bowed h sellout of tight* After thw what cooM Nina do t cept him at his own vslnstion? How eoald she avoid meeting him in ber walks, end altowicg bint to accamfttBy her? how gg^nae admittance to one who bad befriended latr ? , And h^ toedbed watched ber at her pretty toil, and the intimsey pytigseosedl Home-times ahe opened hevr door, and showed a beaonng face, bat the smile would fade coco. At other times he observed that ahe thated when a footstep passed oatmde; she expected some oeae, en-mwersd zbtem&x, fo&encd to Mo flatter-ies with a fer-away k�k in ber soft eye*. One day Grandelaw ckteRained top&obe the woond, **I>idyow got sjlfo Teeter Warner thai for his Undhse^ he &k&L "It wasapktareworth parting; he most have had athoosBnad aittings,^ **Notnearfvaostasy,M fljgbedNica, '* I ahowSd have bees icaloofi, if I had been Mr*. Btsjasewtbet^ ^Jealonar repented mm*~-�m*. Knmepthalg Hie nKther?" Has wife -Vieforrswifc " M Haa w�fof* Vs^r BSaw&tftsT* "Ok, then, perhaps yoa did sot know he was sjaeried!" ** He rever Sf6fce & V "Be^ra^everybodyfcattwil Cxaoe, MiwJfe^, dosft look at x�e as if I �2* t^bSsnee, Viefcg gSiiraBeirrfflytfl caar-ried saore tfcaa two years sg? to h*� eMHseTsea&Bau If yew dfishi it I will fia&d yon the n&fae ot fe� rasrri&ge asmowg say fiSe ef Hie Tvttwm* Bat of eoe^^yoaksv^a^ietef^iasl. What kittoyoav or are. ing for them on toe veranda, who allowed Grandelaw to h'm ber hand, and made Nina a stately Ixxw. "Have the akies fallen, that we catch larka T asked Nina's lover, **1 aee that von have already eanght one," laughed bia eonain Stella. " Stella has come back to look at her rival," saii Mm, Grandelaw, when Nina bade ber good-night " We feared that my son would marry Stella some day. She thought so herself, but I disapprove of comim marrying," "Did the love him T gasped Nina, " I dare say ahe loved him well enough; but one survives these tbinge," "Oh, how she must hate me V* cried Nma* Bat if Cousin Stella hated or loved, ahe knew how to disguise her feelings ; votHfdy eonld be g*yer or rannier than ftfee during these day*. Sue sparkled with repartee and anecdote, and shook her listener* with gales of laughter. Perhaps ahe was showing Graniielaw what a mistake be bsd made to choose this sad, ehadowy woman instead of herself, "I have been sitting for my portrait," she saidone evening, Xiaa 6 heart gave a iKttle stir; bad the not cat for her pictweozcei The moon w&& shining in through the long windows of the drawing-room ; there was no other light in the room, exeept the fitful blase be-bind the fender, Grandelaw bad been called out of town on tomneza tor a night or two, " Indeed," zzzd Mrs, Grandelaw, "Is it not a tedions affiir?" " It wenU be, perhep^, if any one but Victor BJnxcenthal were painting.it" Nina rtarted and -dropped ber fan. Had j&e come to Lsarel Ijddge to hear of Victor? "And who is Victor Blnnumthal ?" as&ed Stella's snnt-" another flame of yourmf "I have seen no symptoms of that kind," laughedSteUx "I wish 1 might He would make an ideal lover," " Bat he is married," spoke Nina out of the shadow, sod there w�s the sound of tears in her voice, if �ay �ne had had ears to bear, " He is married, Stella," * * Iben Grazadelaw bzs told you abont hies? Yes; it was eo roasnotMe-^nd sad," " Didn't the jcarrisge torn ont well V asked Mrs, Grandelaw, to whom romance meant nonsense, "Inat depends," retained Stella. " He rammed his anmn Theodora-** "I have no patsesee with cousins The Uncertainty of the Law. ^pa^^B^B^^BBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBr A correspondent. of the Boston Traveler writes: "A few yearn since a man was arraigned in our police court for attempting: to pick ft lady's pocket in a horse-oar; he was convicted and sentenced by the judge to four months' imprlsdhment In the Itonfle of Oor-Tection, from which sentence he ap* pealed, and the case was carried to the Superior Court, He was again convicted, and,, this time, sentenced to the State Prison for four yearn, instead of four months in the House of Correction. Another man about the Baste time was convicted in the Police Court for an assault npon: a boy, and. sentenced to tax montbs in tho House of fjorrection; he appealed to the Superior Court, and' was then convicted of an assault with intent to kill and sentenced to the State Prison for seven years. In both of the above cases the parties served the full term for which they were sentenced, ..... Devlin, who* was recently executed at Cambridge for the murder of bis wife, was ottered pdrauJeton by the government to plead guilty to murder in the second degree, which would have sent im to the State Prison for life. This iffer ho declined, preferring to take the chances of a trial, in which he was con-vieteduof murder in the first degree, and paid the penalty upon 1 he gallows. In these cases we find a good illustration of the adage of. " jumping out of the frying-pan into the fire/' In the case of Buzzell, tried at Cambridge last week for the murder of his illegitimate child, tho tables were turned. He was willing, and anxious, to pi ead guilty to murder in the second degree. This plea the government refused to accept, preferring to try him. The result was ma acquittal, and he escapes going to the State Prison for life, a penalty he was willing to compromise on. Mustard and Beef. h ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ On one occasion there was seated at a table in the dining-room of an Eaglieh hotel in Boston a caret ally dressed and very English-looking gentleman. Unlike most of his countrymen, he was exceedingly affable and polite to strangers, snd when n gentleman, evidently a native of some far-down Eastern State, took a seat at a table opposite him, and ordered a plate of corned beef, he, with much ceremony, pushed a pot filled with English mustard toward the new comer. This the American pushed back. Again the Englishman pushed it toward the gentleman who had ordered corned beef. Again it was pushed back. Again the Englishman pushed it toward his companion, and once more it was pushed back. Then the Englishman, in a conciliatory voice, said : " Hi beg pardon, yon know, but that's mustard." " Wa'al, stranger, I am tolerably well awarp of that foot, but I'm not hankering after mustard just now." "But you're eating corned beef, sir," persisted the other. "Wa'al I know that," replied the Yankee. "And don't yon eat mustard with corned beef ?" excitedly asked the other. " No, sir, I dew not," was the short and explicit answer; npon which the now thoroughly excited Englishman, amid roars of laughter from the spectators, cried ont: " Waiter 1 waiter ! Hi say, waiter, just move my plate, you know, to some other table. Hi'11 not sit with hany gentleman who doesn't heat mustard with 'is corned beef." WIT AM) WISDOM. Why a Cockroach is Entitled loBespeet. The Sabobs of the Press. Jrevity is tho soul of wit," and the body of many a wit's pookot-book,- [Whitehall Times. -The man who rectifies spirits cannot rectify the mistakes that ave made in their use.-[Binghamton Rspublioan, ......-tr Alget uon, T say the boy shall not be brought np on the bottle. Look at hia grandpa's nose !"-[Worcester; Ga-zotte. -The fashions change, but the mantle of charity ia always madc generously witlo and roomy.-[Turners Ftilla Eo-porter. " -Don't tell all you know. A man never gained anything by tellin? that bin father was hangetl;-i Lookporfc Union. -I say to 2 thirds ov the rich people in this world mako the most ov your money, for it makes the most ov you,- [Josh Billings. -Slander is a thing, that can. make it more hot for the people in this world tnau thff thought of brimstone in the-next.-FOwego Record. -The reason why-a mftn. steals an umbrella is because he does not like to �{> ont in the ram and borrow one.- [New Orleans Picayune. -To keep a resolution, base it firmly on good and sufficient' grounds, and do not forget either tho preamble or the resolution.-[Rome Sentinel. -It is remurked that every living boy has an aching desire to touch his tongue to a frosty lamp-posfcf just to see if it will.-[ Hartford Sunday Journal. -A Texas actress wears a revolver and bowie knife in her belt. Doesn't she know that there are nicer arms than those to have around her waist ?-[Chicago Times. -The wa� a .fair maiden nt Vussar, Id dratvihtr no one could snrpasfl her; Sho draw, like Lorralnu, B:>ib a very long train, And a chuck thut ustonkhwl thecfiBhiftr. -[Ytilo Record. Sat �3?- Vow cool 9r& m*M tfa* hour wm oat Steve, with bhyxhig cat J�3& wssgp ot white gate in the cMs&f and pUmmre-boats fettering m *fgy *tome*hkefbom ot AkdO&m p*Hcet Bow maeh ph&*a&Ur & tlm wv* tism tittisg s* fern*, inm&tfk sttsy, ewer herttt&cM flbwws,tryfng toewtoady her fmeiemw itttxs a&B velvst B Vfeter wetked to the sto* *Oeymthe drnek with *ma� ssd fkoag&t ot tke wtf$�Wfot^$r*wiifate^teeth*wwto end *w?etoe*9f t&u*y$r tooted nsrasM "X *> wot dmbt US Bst pawn- waj viatev her ejm time e&& w^ssdsnbtg etiaa, mad the medk> tmoi&%ed im her hscd, ** Of e&as&e, tee rrkd/0 sfee added, is a tighter , **os�y tbe> idem we*** oeeaaxsd rze hel?rt&-Zl Ux&l &e wsxwarsxS* WssA hsAXietor BSswasffesl vse&s&, t&e ssft^d Ixkb*�L **by those vwfe,* tSs&weM tc& teaaes" by tfameem rondo tow vh&er them meeehi Why ImdteehM^ toad m*bstAm*Kd\> amd kkmd tb& pasfcteeyx-titB? vTlty h*& fee vxcekt ber txrt, oady to bvevh herhemt? Hid 4� wot iiiwetsaseomhx Tbeofeea? Jtefy them *Ja� laSI her tmee amd WmxSmm, Ifc* psesr maker, the la t� other tm#* ssadYietow Bkmentfc&lp the xrttet *&& w�%fl&axse-~ andtk&jietmegjxw t$oee* hedaudwot fhmh it, 4t** Ware, ehoa&d feet her debt paid, a*A eeeapm Uok sfce ashed wo fey, a� he trBed a isaalfar atr w�*fig t^sd^g tarn paSette* J%Ajott s&tfce fe ^cp $&im*M T*-hes **It is a& ixz ft?>at xn G$esoJ* mtttajhed XreUfr-^H&x* Trt*ttfore+ the hewer ot * mttmiaa:^ *f>* heiwz* toecm Vem& her piSkm, reatea^hem^ how heat meort md &we> ont to a wamedts&m* Another worn**** lover, amd t&e icad, srastahtmheat for herowmt Jtemtofemb the* waa why ahe had meisheree heard freer, loss for wo Swag; he had drrwMd htr httarf^ atsd CfPfwrnvet* hs& nrndenp&wm& et tfmu && ittfoomM Thexe wm s great need ot m tbia ease. Biam�aathai> gram! iatbez had lett all the tmmey to 'S%eodom and ber laetber, Victor waa am poor aa became on artast to be. I soppotte Theodora, bod always loved him, hnt ^iaazs&ednp&tbeaag married to hun 1999 her desth-hcS, that be might inherit her portion ot th� lortone. She died on hoar aiterwetd? Sica sat lite one stnnoed by sn earth-igmho mboek; alt UraudeSaiv's perfidy esood ocot like the h^ndmi&sg on the wxdL Vsetor iis/i iovai her alter all \ B5s 1dm bod nst been treachery. She wCjoM go to him. &be would l&are this pei&jn for erer and erer. fiov had she ever th&xmtd o� lorwg Ocastlelaw mme day? " Yon have bam very kind to me/' Kali* when ska hissed Mrsa. Gran-dehm epG&hz& alvavs bhsEB yon for it; hnt--woahi mahc Qrzndebtw* better wife, and you a wiser ** 2�y wm ood I thi&k differentir" rephed bxvt&Ateer 5 biAshe re&smbered oSterwsrd thzt 3iftua had lingered aui hfwAfai^^-** jaat as if *he wtstoed to zm'xl poz&m for wjae&mg/* Mr*. Gc&zdeHv joined; god when Grandtlnw him-sxfamei to Ltswel l&dge, there was a ls*4jte&na^ur&�$ed note on his library ia&te, w %m&'# fai&d, which ^ead: tiOiXi*. (fiay, 5ai U*Atix)% w*r jour file be exterminated is very doubtful. In the first place, it is, like the sewer 'rat, an invaluable scavenger, eating substances which might decay and breed' fevers if allowed to decay. It is never in dry and perfectly clean places where it can find no food, and its very presence is a sign that it is needed. Perhaps, people may say that they can put up wi^h oockroaobes in the kitchen and outhouses, but when they come into bedrooms it is time that they should be abolished. I very much doubt whether they should be destroyed even under such circumstances. Cockroaches are not likely to take the trouble of' going up stairs into bedrooms unless they have | ].lte jn ^e evening, some object in it, and that object is gen-1 'Reporter, erally the flatter and smaller insect which prefers bedrooms to kitchens. Sailors are well aware of thie fact and that " Norfolk Howards". and cockroaches cannot eaist in the same ship, and a curious instance of this fact is recorded in the " Narrative of Foster's Voyage in the Chanticleer:" "Cockroaches, those nuisances to ships, ate plentiful at St. Helena, and yet, bad as they are, they are more endurable than bugs. Previous to our arrival here in the Chanticleer we had suffered great inconvenience from the latter, but the cockroaches no sooner made their appearance than the bugs entirely disappeared. The fact is, the cockroach preys on them, and leaves no sign or vestige of where they have been. So far it is a most valuable insect." -Since the Newark explosion quite a number of men are wondering wnethev it wouldn't be cheaper to buy their wives a set of celluloid collars and ouffj than to apply for a divorce.-[Philadelphia Ohronicle-Herald. -The average housewife will take more pains to carry a sickly fifteen-cent plant through four months of winter than she will to keep butter on the ico during three m,onths of hot weather.- [Detroit Free Press. -The cobbler firmly believes it ia never too late to mend, und that's the reason you invariably find him, abovo all tradesmen, at work on his bench so -[Turners Falls The Beformed Blacksmith. ISA. ftkal a ttsdsr Claim*. Ll hevrtwmher efeem. Jtwd whem'Viet&rl reformed with hia mter whom he fc&3 mu4 aweeeeded im ammhtmwai foam ^��^B^SSF^S^ ^V-^BBBSBB^BB^SBBS^BB^P^BSiBB^SBBBBW ^S^g^Bfr IV^SBV^BBS^^IBSSSSSBBSSSSSJBWVBBK J^S^S**BBP^iB^^ ^SSBBBBS***^ waSSey ot ahadowm, heafmg wrrttem. to ma^hK&hrhwaambfym&^&el ter.wf&mjmt sea Alices*, mho tad to �s$�0ai to Mm, thamHe&m forAasomth A VestnaylvaxA* doctor, says sn ex-efer&S/e, c&u&s to have discovered a eer-tamamdtafe care for etmsnmpiion. in ihat^w^her\^hja*a cxu&b pefoti&m; admMs- r �fact, pamtemted her ^Tkewjem s&tfB htm two te>wqtjmt ftotdt 7�iwfaemi*w.thenMf*wtti* bleared Wtsst a> *s*a*&&ss*r Amd say when the gsy latm^aweteUrietf to emtio the aSmta, Vo*fe* drew Jhtaan UewMmgUaS wwrnfax too am, amd heettme a paat et thm earn mod wmd ietf/do fho mamm^ baslsBM amd^m^mjtemm m we&hng amy hsk. ttaatodetaw had* m 1 ssis^^is^ssTpp ^sssw^^^^^s^sss^ss^^^^^^^^^^^^^p^ SSBS^^^^^V^B^bBBJ ^*^^^^ a! oxajn had ezmewaxed im has fosse. an+wmfchad&kd,aaAGrm weed hu www mhjimmam to hee, wtfh \ hadtahenl oar m&s teaed in HcasM quxutiiim. He ehdnis ih�& ont ot tweztty4&re cases of veli-r&ufecd tiab&et&ma so trusted, twenty ase, ZozZt sa^a^oif dii^k^cniad; the st&& have hem. mxterisMy benefited, and ] naze hare been matter irmatnaeut anore fasg ibe me of ordinary ernde petixyieum S^d iiim %i* a�opi the **29i-ifiolid oil that &nns an the ta&ang of w&iisj. Thi� sonde iasto tea three to five grain pills by hjtwrpvintitttg inert vt^tlible y&*dear, wxa a�wxB0*temm% from three to &ve tawic a &ay ia ooe^att ^o^ea. Ths fast effect, he fcay^ is the disappear-oasee ot toe ooo^b; iJ^ht sweats ere re-tevnd, apfiirffte iwpnvrea, and we&nk is znpiSly gm*ed* Theee teraxxble ajnsBpComi ^anSaww wrnd tho jpataemt ia esutmAy reeowmd,, U halt the fftsisos to emdawm^lfmt^awad bytfatsaitvvgtootEiCMJap- John Piper, a Utica man, has composed a poem entitled " The Beformed tilackfcnutU.'' Tfeis is a matter that has been neglected altogether too long by the reformers of the countiy, and we are pleaded to see that at last there is some one bold enough to face the scofffl and jeer3 ot the rabble, and strike a blow tor human progress and enlightenment. And in no say can this be better reached than through the agency of song and poesy. The good people of every community have no doubt been pailii^d, maiiy times to see some bright 2&d promising young man, in the flower and blaftu of health and glorious man-hox>J, tleiiotra^ely enter upon the life of a bleeksmith. Of couise the victim's fall is not end iv9 but like all other Tic?a it eats it ~%hy info his soul by degrecifi, 2nd grtvrs with what it feeds upon, until at last his whole moral nature becomes eaturated with the ptueon, and w i.cn* too late, he awakes to the Ci>n�cioa�ness that he has become a bteekBDiith* From that moment, when the terrible truth fife! flashes upon him, he may tiru^^lo against it for a litlte while, but be toon loses alt hope, becomes hardened, and when bis friends ?yo io stek hiva, if thi^y ever do, he will be foiicjl shoeing horaes or ironing off a lumber wagon. If 2Ir- Piper, of Utica, shall sucoded in reforming only one blacksmith, he will have accomplished an ait that will entitle him to the j U*tiog graftitude ol all good people. - Milwaukee titin. A Bnll lime, A miner sends to,the San Francisco Chronicle this forlorn account ot Christmas in the mining camp of Ira up ah, San Bernardo county : " We have two regular stores, also two saloons, one blacksmith shop, three boarding houses and two corrals. That finishes the business directory of the place. Socially we were a bankrupt community. There are five families in town and two at the mines. This leaves about one hundred and fifty woebegons and desperate old bachelors un provided for. vThis is Christmas night and there is no earthly show for a dance. At one of the saloons three men are issuing music to a dissatisfied audience-not dissatisfied with the music but at the hopelessness of the situation. There are about forty men, whifpfi and natives, assembled to listen to the mnsto; also five maidens of Pah Ute extraction, but as they positively decline to dance, their presence only adds to the general gloom. Such remarks as. *I would give $100 to be. in old Mirsonri,' or 'I would rather be in Kansas with six bits than here with a bushel of money,' or 'I would rather bo in Illtpnin with a cork leg than here with two good ones,' will show the prevailing sentiment. Of course those remarks were like a railroad ticket-good for this day and date only. 'God help the rich ; the poor can beg/ " The tab got cold and hard while the mcb wan getting ready to punish James Gayton, at Warren, J. They were ontofdoora on a cold night, and nobody had a match to light a fresh fire under the fcettla. So they rolled the risked man in the snov until he was Now and Then.~A benevolent Bos-tonian, now living in England, has given $100 to each of two old ladies in Scituate, Maes., who, when girls in the war of 1812, frightened a British man-of-war away from the coast by beating a drum and playing a life as if a detachment of American troops were at Jiand. Says the Chicago Tribune: "If there had been .one of the present generation of Chicago girls on hand with a piano we venture to say that the man-of-war would have struck her colors at once." 11 mpmo mtkfssrnM,fcehasrsdssdmadol^Wdm^ todeafr, and let the out- It is said in Arizona, - that a' miner, doubting the capabilities of a .certain, assayer,. got. an'old, potato* dried it thoroughly, pounded it up |lue and then submitted the powder for assay, and then the result of the assay gave a yield of $400 totho i -" What is a woman's will?" shrieks a Social scientist of the bachelor persuasion. Experience in our younger days teaches us that it is the only will that the heirs don't want to*, contest. -[0 wego Record. -Shall a hasb^nd keep his wife informed of his business affairs?" asks au mnooeut. There is no* necessity. She will find out five times as much as he knows , himself, without the least trouble,-[New Haven Register, -When a certain ignorant Justice of the peace had his attention called to the .particular seotion of the law flatly con-L'adieting his decision, he replied that he always disagreed with the revised statutes in that particular.- [Chicago Tribune. . -Th&doctor's eay that sealskin is unhealthy. Bless them 1 Now if they can be induced to say the same of six-buttoned kids, point-laoe, and a few such trifles, corning generations of married men will rise up and call thern blessed.-[Peok's Milwaukee Sun. -The Baltimore News says jumping out of bed suddenly on awaking is apt to shook the eystem of the sleeper, and we'll bet that there are thousands of married men in this otty who will argue that this means that the wife should get up tot.-[PhiladelphiaChronicle. -The New York Merald'a personal cOlnmn describes wiuter fashions for dogs-which is very appropriate for u 'personal" column. We learn from the description that dogs are not trimmed with passementerie and chenille fringe and out bias thiswinter.--[Norris-town Herald. -Mr. D. Adolphus Trollope, like his brother Anthony, goes to his writing regularly every morning aud accomplishes a stated task. Mr. Wilkie Collins dees the same, so did Bulwer and Dickens. -We found out, years ago, that this is the only way lor us writers to get on.- [Buffalo Express,* When the enterprising builder isn't buildin'- I&u't bullduV- lie loveB to Uoaad watch his buildings fall- Buildings fall- And estimate the nuiubcr thai are pulverized , ^ iiud killed in- ltizert aud killed 1uv- The mansion with.the cljchHuch party wall-Party wall I -[Puck. -A. writer oh fruit, in the.Detroit Free Prew, says : "I will recommend the Duchess of Oldenburg,' but wben I was a young planter I was partial to the Maiden's Blush." Men who think modesty is a beautiful thing iu women, still prefer the maiden's blush. The Duchess has got beyond the blushing age, wo presume.- [Norristown Herald* -"That was a protty narrow os-oape," laughed the laudlady, as old Butlterford'a butter, just missed falling in his cup of coffee. " Yes," growled oldButherford, " by a hair's breadth." And then the young man boardor at the foot of the table thoughtlessly laughed, and the landlady turned bo red fn the luce that it almost blistered.-[Roche* tei Courier^ V t w jj / Mr. ;

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