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J. II. MITCiri I.C. .7. X. IX I. I'll.
Allonjiysi mtl 'r.itsi'Iirs tit I.iiiv
C( iU( !ITolt IN CIIAXCKIIY ANttTiitX
v tors hs a aiiiially. ii1':.-e over tile old
pot oiVkf, l i'oul sicoct. i'oriiaud, Ore.jroii.
Civil i.nsrim'er t- nvxyor,
iS VV. Ki'Al! KD TO I ;6 81" Ii VK YI.i AX J
ciisiiiu'iTin. L".-c impio, ccI"sio;arcj)ja-p;i-s.'
or K-f 'i oy mail pi;oruTtJy aticndc.i
id. I'csi.lci'oc on Fourth .sticcl, ij)pos:i.'
Jr. Tale's AiUi.iy. Orwon. 1
J. c. lt-v. E;.i.. i- Fi-mx.
Att4ruy :i;id Counselors at Inw,
XI) SOLICITORS IX CIIAXCLKY (L.
j. Fiimi no.ary public), AllKiny, Uivson.
I'oilectioiis and ctnsvejtuuws pwnuptly at
K. B. ItCJf PlIKKT.
Nta ry l'ubl ie.
J.lIV BACKKXSTO, Aprent,
TO MALE AXI , FEMALE . AOEXTS,
: To introiliico the eclelraiel t. S'
I2ijciCje SCwisigrP o?SacIiine.
C2TITCII ALIKE OX IiOTli SHESCAXI
0 the oiv Kbnttie -wjwins iiuu hin in lbi
1 v. ite-I Sisttes l;c'n?o'l to n3 1 he celebrated
WiiT! fee I sokl tor le than I0. and ack
nowledsed 'v ail to JwtheJmM: fumiiy sow
iiiK liiftehints for lltfbt OP heavy wwiug, In
the iurket. ontiir ine. Adirc!-s
MIX Kit & 1EAISQX", Gen. gt..
20v3if Albany, uit0'on.
.22. '.A.'.FreeIanl, ;
EALER IX EVERY VARIETY OF
. . :. ...i f IiaiL' u.hruil bofks.
to order at short not ice. ,
Albany, Iec. 3, 1H7D. 4 "
I AM PREPARED' TO HO ALL KLVpS
of turninsr; keep on hand unci innke to
order riiwblde-letf omed ehaire, and sphi
ninsr wheels. Sho Tienr lie. Matrnolia
Mills." JOHN M. METZLKR.
Albany, Nov. 8, 1SJ8-1 , .:
13 A N K I K Gr
' v kt iu kct to
temi'TA" . ns If your heart wis shut inand .moth- ;
lutere51 uiU, e ! .."ie Oi ijosif p. i -iin
F.heTu'Hi'fi' n Portlands tan 'Kniei.ev
andXew Vf)i'!; fur lov, est lines
( ':'' -t io!!su!: deand promptly remitted. !
h'clc;- to II. V. Cornei t, Ilcarv Failii'.iC, !
W. S. La U. , . l
flankiiiH' hours-. from S A. M. lo4 R. L -
Albany, Feb, 1,
A i Valers hi , .,
jIoHiinicnts, Obelisks, Tcmba;,
Iload ami lool ttQSs.cs,
Caliibrniai Vermont and Italian
SALEM. OR El SOX.
IIHAIWCJ5 "55i AT ALIJATiV.
liobt i t ilaxwcll Jet "tlown"' the. bar
for the liretl oxeti. with which lie had
been plowing all day, lo go throujrli.
them, and seek on the cool hill sides
their night's pasturage. They turned
their heads and looked at him with
their great mournful eyes a if expect
ing a won!, for they wore used to hi
voice, the .slow. p:Uient creatures. :ind.
liked it as such dumb brutes always
d; the voice of a kind master. Hut to
night he had no voice for a ny of them.
He put up the har after they had
gone throuirli, ai:d leaned heavily
against . thc'uu. A May siniss't, v;n
thiiingcartli andpky; thone.w spring
itig grass looked fresh am! green ; a
liii!:i. feathery leafage was on ail fhe
trees, and a few vi" tlu jn. pears and
eherr- trees, had put, on white blossoms-
Tf . weMeinrvky was piled high
with erimsnn clouds with, close to
the hoviou. a bar of gold. A ivllecteil
bright ju'ss ihislu d the cast with soft
roseate hius wiiieh spread up to the
zenith. Ail was a'$ sfiil as the birth
d a 'iew world. A tense of wonder
ful beauty thrilled through Kobert
Maxwell's uneducated p'ercept ion s.
Jiehatl no worils for such a scene, no
i-N arly dcihiedthorglits a')out it even ;
but it moistened his eyes and ijmckeu
ed his puises, and seemed to Hood his
lite with a rush afdtvams and longings,
flow beautiful the world was. There
w re xmie- incn hiK -heard who bad
pa'Tut'd's'iK-h" srvne-s as" these others
who had rote poetry about them
ethers who set them to mu-ie, like
the songs of the birds, orthc soft plash
w the wave-; ; What was his part, of all
tins ! plowing tivdav, plant to-morrow!
w "that all life held for him.?
There rm-t he other u-c. some other
meaning, ii" he eou!d only grasp it.
1i" he had no part -or Jot in all this
beautv, whv did it a fleet iam so - .hi-t
t 1 i I.. !.. ..!. -m
; t reu, au,jw uemgiireu .ana moping
i no luuiu mere s a virtue ma; "wxl
j cup of tea." ' ;
! J lev patience and gentleness touched
him. Jle drew up his chair to the
j table, where his father-was sitting and
answered her in a solier tone.
I 'spoe you're - right, mother, but
I'm not just myself to-night."'
Then Ik? ate hU s-up'r iu silence,
ami airer it vas over, sat lor a few"
moments, thinking .silently. At last
t he took courage, and opened the suh
! ject of which' his mind whs full, i '
j '-Father. Jlenry Jlobbins is wanting
j a pWee, .Don't you think, with vou
j to oversee aim. .lie: could do the work
j on the farm this M-nunier?''
I MrsMaswell did not speak, but the
J sanct r she - was wii)hig fed to thelloor
j with a sharp crash. For a full min
I nte it w:ia the only sound that broke
j t he stillness. At last Ihu old mr-ni
! answered : ;
j 'T don't know, Itobert tii tylie he
could. I never liked to have ; anv
strangers working oa the l ice in my
time. 1 did it ah myself till yon were
old enough to h;;lp me. and everything
has prospered under your hands, Rob
ert. Still, uiaybe ilenry Itohbin.s
could. DiJ vou think of Jeavhigltbl)-'
crt?" . - , ,
"I don't fccL s-itistteil, father, to be
a farmer i! lliis small w&v'. 1 want
more, with -, my life.
a man to do all I d
for. twenty: do'.iars -a moiith. and I
want . to see what I am worth some
Then then? was anotherlongsilcnee.
Thc.jholber libi-ln d washing" up her
dishes, and came and sat down be
tween her son at fd hit hand : her face'
very white and her hand ; shaking a
lit! ie. Afierawhile the ol.l man reach-
d out us.l took one tf the
Iieard': the. s.u:id of liors'.s'
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Attoruc-ys ami t'oiiasellors at Law,
ALBANY, OR EG OX. I
. . - -. , ' ' '
Ontee in Purrisli brick, up s'.ah-s. rr. i j
T4 rlT ZJH KaOTJII JEKS,
V;jrj ..Dealers i,n
b&M t lachH, Jen-t-lry, etc,
Renairmr of clfK'ks, watches, jewelry,
etc., attended to. All work wariiintecl.
' JLZZIFZPIZI & '!HYEKS'
And enoral 32ill Machinery.
' J. JH)W. sr. n. i j:axk."
SiOV & CStAiLl,
. I IcaSers in
TX VITK "Till; ATTENTION" OF ' THE
i. r.in!ic to heir lull s;u-k of the ?;i:esi
1 s.yics in jrem iei ilea's a'l.l youth's 1his,
! sliei'S. suiters, Oxtoi-4 ties, etc.. etc.. as well
: as to liu' very latest thin;' out in the line
; of Indie- an I misses ifaitci"s, babnorais.
; X'vport ties, Antoinette buskins umt
: many other new en I lashtor.able ftU-s,
. just feiH'ivef at the City iioot Sore, which
j i hey will sell as rapidly as tbej' can tind
; pnivV.asers who wish lir.t-chisj a;oods at
i the ior reasonable rates 1 hey respeet-
tuHy invite you to eome ami Ni' their
; stock. Boots", shoes, etc.. nuidcor repuii-ed
! to order, and nil ntirk vxtrrun: !.
CITY ROOT STORE, FIRST STREET,
First door West f Register I.iild'K.
CITY M A K K K T,
: S'IKST hITIiJtET, AUUTiY, OlSWiOX,
j .7. L. IIAUUIS. . i;. B. IIAIUIIT.
S. JL. & CO. ;
J ILL "ENDEAVOR TO KEEP COX-
s.antly on hand afulj, supily of
ALL SII?JJ; 1 SIIA1',
Wliie'i will be- of the very best qualify.
The hh'hcst market price paid for beeves,
ho-rs and Pbeep.
Thir l door west of Ferry, on south side
of First street. .J. L, li ARRIS & Co.
Albany, Dee. Ls70-l"v:i
KEALKSTATr A" ISSVlSAtXt'EAtiEXT,
. ALTiAXY, ORKOON.
RENTS C OLLECTEI AX D TAXES PA II)
for noh-resi lents and otliors, making
out rsil estate rwi-n-rs, etc. Otlice one door
above telegraph ofiice. :i:)v:i
Albany Collegiate Ensliliilc,
- . ALaXAXY, ORtftCifOX.
rfins IXSTITCTIOX WILL REOPEN ON
I JL Monday, ScTmler 4, 1.S7!, with a eorris :
i oi teachers enpa'm; ana wirnist. mstrin-
tion -w ilFbe ihoroujfh and pnietical, and
! the system of order unsurpassed. For par-
- li. K. WARREN. A. M., President ;
Or, Rev. i:. i:.;KAi; ,l). P., Albany.
' Tlic Eyes I Tlic Ears
V.B25. T. L. CiOiLKS?, . -V
Oei:iisi nml Aurit, Albaify, Oregon.
-i n; COLLEN IS A
I son of the (noted
oid o')i h.limic doctor.
S. C. Golden.
Dr. liolden has liad
cxperientse in twilling
the various diseases lo
which t be eye and ear are sulijei-f , and feels
confident oi tfivhv. entire Hatisiaetion to
those -who may place themselves unler his
euro. April IS, m. .
SSSW-STILE 11 71 UK K.
S THE MOST POPULAR STYLE OF
phoNvfinph. now made. 1 all and sw
Jan. 11-13 A. J. Vt 1XT1.U, Aioany.
AJL5SAKV II ATM 250irsiH. '
ritllE fNDERSIONEI) YOULD R1C-
1 six-e'tiilly infomi the citizens of Albany
and v icinitv that he has taken charge of
this establishment, and by keeping clean
rooms and lmvuij? strict attention to busi
ness exneets to suit all those who lmvU
vor hiih with their patronage. liavinj,r
tieret olore carried en not Ring but
K'irst-clfts Hair fresii SsJloons,
wr . j , nnfiro sitttisfsietlOll to
I ail. tthildren's and laiies' hair neatly cut
1 and hampKed. 1niI..I,n,
' Sept. l'Jyi JOSEPH LBBEIt.
feet, and ioo!;edi;i the distance whence
Mau l Du Pay wa sweeping down
;ta- hill. Avith a gallant beside' Ifer.'
liow like apart of i he sunset beauty
she looked, with its rose upon her
cheek.it; radiance in her eyes and
hair, her long blue li.ibit fallen low,
and 'swinging to the motion of. her
milk-white pony, her white plume
streaming back on tin? wind, her little
hanN. with the dainty gauntids on
them :;: much youth, and grace a: id
beauty. AT.d the "city chap." as
ilohert Maxwell called him, by her
side, did not mar the picture. A handsome-,
cavalierhli looking man, there
was no denying that he showed well
reside Maud: but what was he here so
much lor They-swept by. Maud's
low, siivery laugh, tinkling a response
to something her companion was say
ing; and a intie cloud, which the hoofs
of the horses bent up behind them,
filled Kobert V eyes and choked his
throat, and added bitterness to his
mood. lie glanced down to his hard,
horny hand', "his coarse, toil-stained
clothes. 1 low well he would look at
Maud l)u Kay s side ! And j et he had
loved her in a vague sort ot way,
whose meaning he had just liegun to
lind out, ever since tie could remem
ber. Life would not have such savour,
he thought, withouther. "And yet. .site,
would be unfitted for a farmer's wife,
and that's ju-t wiiat he was, a farmer.
Then the ijP.estion came again- which
had blunted him before could he le
nothing else ? Did He doom him? Did
God ask hint always to go in and out
of these old ways, plow and plant, and
make hay, and reap grain in summer,
and go back and forth letweeii the
homestead and the wood lot, all win
ter? Some one else would do as well
for them, and he he believed lie had
enough iu him to go away and make a
cart er which Maud 'would not scorn to
share. . .. ...
The crimson had died out of the
west,, the rose hue j out of the east. A
low wind had arisen, and blew mourn
fully and slowly j across the fields.
Kobert 'Maxwelf's'inoiHl changed with
the facecf the night. The exultation
forsook him, and something hard,,
stern, sullen, alien it seemed to his
gns-rous, hearty nature, entered iu
and took : pos?ef sioji of him.-"- lle went
home slowly, witti heavy footstep"
"Tireil, Jiobbie?" his mother said
eheer'ly, as he ea.me into the kitchen.
Somehow the words vexed him ;. she
had said them oftenenough before, but
they had never struck him iu just thtit
way' till now. "Kobbie!" If she
would only remember that be was
twenty year old.
Sr-Yes," I'm tired, ""be answered ilog
gedly. "'Veil, draw right up to the table;
I've got a nice cup of tea already for
ve; that'll rest ye, and brighten ye up
Kolert Maxwell Huiig down his hat
impatiently. "Tea. -J": What notions
of life woman liad. He looked at his
mother as he had never looked at her
'Mother," said he, with a bitterness
be hated himself for years afterward,
"I wonder it you ever had a trouble
that a good cup of tea wouldn't cure ?
Things don't go any deeper than that
with soine folks." ' "'" ;
His mother's eyes clouded, but sh
answered him very gently. She felt
that to-night for some reason, Le was
not responsible for himself.
"I have had trouble that went deep
enough. JiolM-rfc ; six children that have
played round my knees sleep yonder,
behind the old meeting house, and to
bear and nurse, and-then to loose
there's none knows .what that is, but
just them that's born to it, and Got! tliat
made mothers with mother' hearts.
I've had troubles that creature com
forts wouldn't help much ; and vet X
don't despise this world's good thing.
You liavn't any graves when you teel
to do somcllihig
i on could hu e
hands in his own.
"We mnt Rot blame Ko1k?:t, Moth
er," lie said, trying to 'je.ak: cheerful
ly. "What he h'els K:rt unnatural.
Other young men say the same, only
its come sudden. ..Don't think we
blame you. ivobbie. it's all fair and
l ight r-only sudden." i
Kobert got up and went up stairs.
His mother's pale silence, his father's
attempts fit cheerfulness, seemed more
than he could bare, lie went away
to his own room, and sat down by the
window. Over aero the meadows, a
light was burning, lie knew it was
the lamp in "Maud Du Fay's parlor.
Was she 'worth all he was making
those two old people .su.Ter ? "Was In
sure that she would love him as they
did ? Was he sure she would love him
at all. And iu this untried life, this
great world where so many failed, how
did he know that he should succeed?
What' was he going to do? ilow
vagtK? all his purposes were jiHf a
dream, born of a sott spring night, and
Maud Du Pays' fair face. And for it
be was going to overturn the whole
fabric of 'his 'life. No, he would not
be so mad. This summer at least,
should go. on as before. lie would
take time to consider. By autumn he
should know better what lie could do,
and whether hecouJd hear to leave, that
old father and mother so many of
whose treasures the churchyard
already held, and whose all lie was.
lie began to think that this very fact,
that he was their all, laid on him ;an
obligation not to lie avoided, that such
success 'purchased at such -'selfish ex
penditure, would not be worth having.
At any rate lie would wait. And so
sleep came to him, and the morning
brought him peace and calmness, and
sveined to give him back his old self
'again. , ; .
;? Will you see lleury Kobbins to-i
day?" his father asked" at breakfast,
with an anxiety he strove to conceal.
Not to-day, not at present. My
plan was sudden as you said, too sud
den to be wise. 1 have given it up for
a time at. least. IwilLcarry o:i the
plac; for awhile longer.''
The old man's facet i cleared, but he
dWnot.s)cak,'only Kp!eit Jvlaxwell's
mother 'got up and silently kissed him.
No young Hp could liave been inure
fond could any be more dear? , ,
Two clays after that, news came to
him of Maud Du Pays' betrothal to
her cousin the -city bred young man
whom lie had seen riding beside her in
the Maj twilight, This was an unex
pected blow something which, know
ing the man was her corisin, he had
iiever feared.. 1,'hc newspank deep iii
toliis heart with a dull, dumb pain.
She never would have cared for him
their never had. it was well he had
not gonti avay and left those' two who
did love him to mourn; , After all,
perhaps the existence of , plowing and
planting, was all he was good for.
Fate had placed him- rightly gauged
his capacities better than he could have
done himself. So he ?ttled Iwek into
his , old groove.? with a grim, resigna
tion which was hot yet; content. Still
he felt himself at ;odds with 'the lite
which did not oiler him what he want
ed. When autumn came, and it w;
time for him, if at aU, ;to make the
changes he had planned iu the spring,
he was surprised to feel that the ine.i
nation to. make it wa3 gone. Some
healing miuitry, call it of nature
or of grace, Gpd knows, had been at
work in h'u soul ; and unconsciously
to him self throughout tlte jougsmnmer
tlays, arid swift, short, summer night
he had been learning the) sweetness of
duty, pure and simple duty, done for
it pwnsake;" he had began to ask him
self, not what he wished to do, but
what lie ought to do. and he1 felt that
in tin? very fact of hi b$iug " to thos
two who loved him a .their, all on
earth, God had called him to certain
duties on which lie would. .neveiv again
feel tempted to turn his back. -Ileeoii-ciled
at least to the ' appointment of
Heaven, he wa at peace also with his
own soul, and a new light caiiie Into
his eyes a new vigor anil manliness
into his life., He could think of Maud
Du Pay in these days without pain.
There would always be in his heart
for her the tenderness a good man
leel.s for a woman once beloved, but
whether she Mas his or another's, he
could reckon her loss or gain, among
the "all things he.va.s contented to
leave with Heaven." lie had heard
in the slimmer that she was to be mar
ried on Christmas, but lie heard no
more about it afterwards. Her prep
arations were going on, he supposed,
but he seldom saw her. He had never
spoken with her more than a passing
good-day, since her engagement. . .
One afternoon, in November, he
brought houie from the village post
oilice , a bundle, of papers, his New
York Daily anions: them. Sittinir bv
the fire au tu ruing : them over, ; liii
eyes -were. caught by :tha heading - in,
large letters : i-Uiother (Treat 'Fonjwj.
1 le "began to read :ti k? article with t ho
kind of careless half interest people in
the country feel in the excitement ot
the city which cannot touch them per
sonally ; but suddenly he started. . up,,
clutching the paper tight, and strain
ing his eyes over it as if he .doubted
his own vision. The name of the
crime-stained bank cleric; was Maud
Du Pays' cousin and betrot hed lover.
Thank Heaven that , no mean selfish
ness stained hif? soul in that hoih He
was honestly, and heartily, touched ,at
the thought of 31a iid's sorrow. Poor"
girl! If there were only something
lie could do to aid or comfort her. Jle
took his hat and went but, 'with some
vague purpose of ottering , his lielp,
which the fall wind shattered as it
blew across his brow. Of course tliere
was nothing he could do he could not
even .-peak to her on the subject. Her
grief would bo sacred and, liad he
not been used this many a mouth to
the idea that he was nothing' to her
any more? .. -
rt ill he went on, in a purposeless
sort of way towards her house; vrent
on, until lie saw a slender figure com
ing a if to meet him. under the leaf
less maple boughs over the dead and
rustling leaves which lay thick u;xu
t he wood path. He had" meant to pass
with just a "good evening," but she
put out her baud to him, and lie look
ed into the fair still face, the words
came before he knew it to his lips :
"1 have seen it all in the paper,
Maud, and am sorry."
" Yes," she said gently ; " It will
ruin him, I am afraid."
"And you? 1 thought most of you.
You were to have been married so
' Not to him," she said, hurriedly,
"never to hiin. That was done with
two mouth ago. I had never loved
him. It was vanity which made me
consent to marry him. He was hand
some and gallant, and he promised
me all the things . of this life, lint I
found after awhne, that none of them
would pay me for myself, mid 1 told
him the truth."
Something in her hurried, earnest
tones, of the swift color of the cheek,
or her shy, half-veiled eyes, or all to
gether, gavodtobert Maxwell courage,
and he said holding her hand still : "
"It was because 1 had none of the
good things of this life to promise you,
Maud, that I dared not to tell you how
dearly 1 loved yon and always shouid.
You seem too bright and fair to settle
down here, just sis tlie wife of a 'Cau
noiiville farmer." ; . , r ,
"But if I like that best ?" she said
softly. -and. 'her liauil stayed hi hi.
And so Kobert 31axvell won hli
,'i'here are some souls that I like to
think, dear children of the Heavenly
Father,' who learn easily the lessons
He set them ; who do not need over
nnih chastening; ready to take the
lowest seat at feast or synagogue.
There is a Diviue and approving ten
derness in the voice which says":
" Friends, come up Higher." 1; '
be by the mule's head ' to order him." !
"Oh ! - yaa," say dim. "Then
probably i am the man. Wa'll, I'll
do it, but yon are to bet ten against
my live, if I risk it"
"All right," epioth tlte S pure-.
"Now tliere i? ii fly on your shoulder.
Stand still. And Johnson adjusted the :
mule. , : - ' ,-. ,
"Whist. Jervey, " said lie.
The mule raised Iris heel withsucl
velocity ami force tliat Boggs rose in ?
the air like a bird, and alighted on all
fours in' a innddy ditch, bang Up against
a rail fence,. ; ,, , ,... ......
; Kisingiiift tower of rage, he ex-'
claimed: "Yaas that i smart! I,
knew your darned mule couldn't do it..
You had all that put up.' I wouldn't
be kicked like that for fitly dollar.
You can just fork over, thenx ere stake .
for it. airy way."
. "Not so fast, Jim ! Jervey did just
Achat 1 said he could ; that is kick it,
tTV"tilfa mail without its hurting him'
You see th mule is iwt injured by the
operation.-. .However, if you are not,
satisfied, we will try it again as often
aayo'u wish." "' c. -uij-.b; ' ;
vThe deuce take yon, " growled Jim. .
"I'd rather have 'a barn fall, on me at.
onee than, have that i (Titter kick me -again,
Jveep the stakes, but don't pay ,
anything about it."
And &gg.3 trudged oil in bitterness ;
of soul, . rnunnlu'in'5 to himself ."Sold
by thunder," and kicked by ainule!1'
' :r ;' -
.li A Btemaricable. Boy.; '
liiekHl by n lule.
Jake Johnson Ikh.1 s mule. There
was nothing remarkable in the mere
fact of hi being - the possessor bt such
aa animal, bus -there, wiis r something
ix'culiar about this . mule. He the
amninl-eould'kiek highev, hit hnnlev
on the ; slightest, provocation, and .acfc
uglier than any mule on record. , , . .,
One morning, riding his- property to
mrket, Jake met Jim. Boggs. against
whom he , had an old but .concealed,
grudge.' lie' knew TSoggs' weakness
ia' in bragging and letting, Uteretoie
he saluted him accordingly'":
"H6w are you, Jim? "Fine dnorn
ing.".; ...... . ... ; , v
"Hearty5 ' Squire." , replied Jim.
'Fine' weather. 'N ice ' mule that you
luive.w.AViU he do tobet on?"t ...
"Bet on? Guess he will do that. I
tell you Jim Boggs, he's the best nu!e
in this country." ., '.-..
"Great smash ! I that so ?'v ejacu
lated Jim. m
4 'Solid truth" every word of it. Tell
you, confidentially, Jim, I am : taking
"him down for ,;-betting purposes. ; I
let he can kiek'a fly off from any i nan
without hurting him." ; '-,! y,;vi J:
'Now, look here, 'Squire," said
Jim, 'I am not a jetting character,
but I'll bet you something on that my
self." 5 v ; " r '"
'Jim. there's no use ; lout bet, I
don'tAvant to win your mouey." I
. "Don't be alarmed 'Squire, I'll take
such bet 9,3 them every time.?- ti; ,-.-
."Well if you are determined to bet,
I will risk a small stake say live dol
lars." . . ;. :;. . ..-.' ;.'.-. .,'.,4 , . j.:,.ri-
A11 right, 'Squire,' you're my man.
But 'who , will lie kick the fly off i
There is no one here but vou and I.
You try it," '
I "Noi' ayya, Johnson. "I luue ; to
If there was anything fanner Bogles '
rettUy dejightetl in, it was to secure the ;
attention of some one while he spun a
yam -about tlie tmteness ot his boy"
Tom. "Ah!" said BogSe, one day n ,
he had fairly fixed his auditor, ' "Tom
is the most remarkable boy you ever set
eyes. upon; he's like, his old .dad-you,..
fan no more sarcunivcnt him than you
cm a woodohuck. You recollect that ;
choice apple-tree down under the lull, .
Ijeside the stump fence ? Well. I was
mighty savin' of them apples I can tell
you, I forbid Toin'touchiu' 'em, as they
brought a higli price. 'in market, and "
-very one told ; but he would get
'em in spite of me. It was his way.
you know, and all possessed couldn't
stop him. )ne day 1 caught the scape
grace up in the tree, stultiri' hi Kick
with the fruit, and I determined this
time to punish him for it. -
"Thomas, my son," says I, "jour
father's cabin' ye come down."
I thought I'd be sort of persuasive,
so it would fetch hiin ; , but he smelt
the rat, and didn't budge an men.
"I can't dad," said he, "these pesky -apple
are in the way,""
"Tom," I continued, sternly, for mj
dander began to rise, "come down thi
minute, or 111 cut down the tree, and
let yer fall."
, You see my poor limbs wouldn't
permit my shiniu' after the boy, sol
had to take other means.
"Oh, no you won't, dad," says Tom,
"only, think how you'd mourn if jTe
couldn't sell the apples to stuff the old .
toad skin." :
That. was too much to have" my own -boy
acc use me of such parsimunny. tSo
what iloes I do but git the ax, and cut '
away, at the bottom of the tree. !
"Tom Thomas," I cried, a the tree
was about half cut off, "will ye come 7
down now and save yourself?" ,A
'Never mind, dad," says, he, "I
S'lfc was no use ; I couldn't .1 bring-
him that.wiiy; and so 1 chopped away .
at' the tree, till at last it began to s waj '
and fell to the ground." -s a; ':: r,.
"Whit! and cruhed your own
boj' ?" ejaculated his horrified, listener..-
'. ;.? ; i;.- ;:-; i. '. -;
"Notby a long chalk," replied old
Bogles', wnkiug knowingly, "yon
couldn't come its over Tom in any such
way. What had he done but crawled
on a limb; and, while I was choppin' y
at the bottom of the tree, he had been
cuttin' oil" the limb with hi jack-knife,. ;
and when the tree fell, he was still u;
tliere on the JimbP' i ; : v
, . ., - , . t - .
TWo young Princes," the. sons of
Archduke Charles of Austria, h:ul a ;
warm li)uto in the presence . of no
less a person than that of the august .
Emperor himself. Greatly excited,
one said to the other. " You are the
greatest ass in , S ienna !" Highly of
fended at a quarrel in his presence, the
Linperor ; liiterrupteu - iuem, saying, .
with indignation. "Come, come, young
gentlemen, you forget that 1 am pros-
- ..... ... .
An excited compo.-itor in the ' Kto
York World ofiice i responsible for the
statement that "there are H)0,(XM)
homelc-ss ieople in . Chicago,'? f When
our susceptible English cousins,; in ,
their eagerness Tor news of tin? ealam- -ity..
read this,. they.swil bs, in a con- .
dif ion of stupefied wonderment a'"to, .
" 'ow many hihliabitant the ; blarsted
city, contained If any 'pw.'.' . .,, .? s.
An unsophisticatexl parent In Porfa
moutli, N, ,H.,i oliservetl .with pain-
that his first-born had no teeth, and
hastened to remedy the ... "deformity"
by purchasing a fifteen-dollar set ' of
molars, which' he handed to the nurse,
with the remark,that tlie Ixiby shouli hi't
suffer if lie liad to wear only one shirt
a week. - ; '
Mrs Partington says the only way to
prevent steamboat ' explosions iv to
make the engineer "bile the water
ashore. In her opinion, all bustm' is
caused -by "cooUing the steam" on
board. , -----
Qne of our prominent grocers lias a
sagaclou? dog who never sees htilf n
l:irrel of flour weighed out on the -scales
but lie goes and puts one foot on .
the platform, carelessly looking out to
avoid sn?pici,ou. . ' , '