Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, June 1, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated June 1, 1860 Page 1
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VOL(IN£ 56. NEW SERIES. r|lHE BEDFORD G-AZETTE, 1S rUDLISHEE EVERY FRIDAY HORNING BY R. F MEYERS, At the following terms, to wit: $1.50 per annum, CASH, in advance. $2.00 " " if P a id within the year. 52.50 " " if not P a 'd within the year. [//-No subscription taken for less than six months. ayNo paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid,unless at the option of the publisher, it has •>.-en decided by the United States Courts that the stoppage of a newspaper without toe payment ol ar rearages, is V rim<i facie evidence ot fraud and is a criminal offence. [Xy-The courts have decided that persons are ac countable fur the subscription price of newspapers, il the) take them from the post otlice,whether they subscribe for them, or not. i.'moroi" ~n- —rwa^.Ti- Original pjctvti. - \ FADED FLOWERS. . . • \ rUDLISHED OY REQUEST. *• - •%The floorers I saw m the wild wood, £ Have since dropp'd their beautifuljleaves, many dear friends of my childhood, Have slumbered for years in their graves. Hut the bloom of the flowers I remember, Tho' their smiles 1 shall never more see, For the cold chilling winds of December, Stole away my companions from me. The roses may bloom on the morrow, And many dear friends 1 have won, Hut my heart can beat but with sorrow, When i think of the ones that are gone, it's no wonder I am broken hearted, Or that stricken with sorrow I be, For we've met, we have loved, we have parted. My flowers, my companions, and me. llow dark looks this wild world ami dreary, When we part with the ones that we love, Hut there's rest for the faint and the weary, And friends meet with lost ones above, but in Heaven 1 can but remember, When from earth my soul shall be free, 'l'bat no cold chilling winds of December, Shall steal my companions from me. . Scicct (Laic. Till: CRIMIYVL WITYESS. A Lawyer's Story. In the spring of 184-S, I [was called to Jack son, Alabama, to attend court, having been en gaged to defend a young man who had[bepn ac cused of robbing the mail. I arrived early in the morning, and immediately had a long con versation with my client. The stolen mail bag had been recovered, as well as the letters from which the money had been rifled. These let ters were given me for examination, and then I returned them to the prosecuting attorney.— Having got through my private preliminaries a bout noon, and as the case would not come oil betoie the next day, I went into the court in the afternoon to see what was going on. The first case that came up was one ol theft, and the prisoner was a young girl not more than seven teen vears of age, named Elizabeth Madworth. She was very pretty, and bore that mild, inno cent look which we seldom find in a culprit.— She had been weeping profusely, but as she found io main eyes upon her, she became too frightened to weep more. The complaint against her, set forth that she had stolen one hundred dollars Irom a Mrs. Naseby, and as the case went on, I found that this Mrs. Naseby, a wealthy widow living in the town, was the girl's witness. The poor girl declared her innocence in the wildest terms, but circumslances were hard against her. A hundred dollars in bank note 3 had been stolen from her mistress' room, and she was the only one that had access there. At this juncture, when the mistress was upon the witness stand, a young man came and caught me by the arm. He was a fine looking man, and.big tears stood in his eyes. "They tell me you are a good lawyer," he whispered. "I am a lawyer," I answered. "Then do save her ! You can certainly do it, for she is innocent." "Is she your sister 1" "No, sir," he said, "buf, but— " Here he hesitated. "Has she no counsel ?" I asked. "None that's good lor anything—nobody that'll do anything for her.' O, save her, and I'll give you all I've got. 1 can't give you much but [ can raise something. I reflected for a moment. I cast my'eye3 to wards the prisoner, and she was at that moment j looking at me. She caught my eye, and the volume of humble entreaty [ read in her glance resolved me in a moment. I arose and went to the girl, and asked if she wished me to defend her. She said yes. I then informed the court that I was ready to enter inio the case and was admitted at once. The loud murmor of satis faction which ran quickly through the room told me where the sympathies of the people were. I asked for a moment's cessation, that 1 might speak to my client. I went and sat down by her side, and asked her to state candidly, the whole case. She told me she had lived with Mrs. Naseby nearly two years, and had never anv trouble before. About two weeks ago, she said, her mistress lost a hundred dollars. "She missed it from the drawer," the girl said to me, "and she asked me about it. 1 said I knew nothing about it. That evening, I know Nancy Luther told Mrs. Naseby that she saw me take the money from the drawer—that she watched me through the keyhole. Then they went to my trunk and found twenty-five dol lars of the missing money there. But, sir, I never took it, and somebody must have put it there." I then asked hei if she suspected any one. "I don't know," she said, "who rouid have dona it but Nancy. She has never liked me because sfie thought I was "'treated better than she was. She is the cook, 1 was the chamber maid/' She pointed Nancy Luther out to me. She was a stout, bold-faced girl, somewhere about five and twenty years-old. with a low forehead, small gray eyes, a pug nose, and thick hps. I caught her glance at once as it rested ou the fair young prisoner, and the moment I detected the look of hatred which [ read there, I was convinced that she was the logue. "Nancy Luther did you say that girl's name was ? • f asked, for new light had broken in up on me. "Yes, sir." "Is there any other girl ol that name about here V' "No, sir." "Then rest easy. I'll try very hard to save you." I left the court room and Went to the prose cuting attorney and asked him for the letters I nad handed him—-the ones that had been stolen from the mail bag. He gave them to me, and having selected one, I returned the rest, and told hi:n 1 would see that he had the one I kept before night. 1 then returned to the court room and the case went on. Mrs. Naseby resumed her testimony. She I said she entrusted the room to the prisoner's care, and thai no one ejse hail access there save J herself. Then she described about missing the j money, and closed by telling h >w she found j twenty-five dollars of it in the prisoner's trunk, j She could swear it was the identical money she ; had lost, in two tens, and one five dollar bank | notes. •'Mrs. Naseby," said I, "when you first mis sed the money, had you any reason to believe the prisoner had taken tt ?" "No, sir." "Had you ever before detected her in any dis honesty "No, sir." "Should you have thought of searching her trunk had not Nancy Luther advised and in formed you ?" "No, sir." Mrs. Naseby left the stand, ar.J Nancy Lu ther took her place. §he came up with a bold look, and upon me she cast a defiant glance as if to say "trap me if you can." "She gave her evidence as follows : "She said that oo the night the money was stolen, she saw the prisoner going up stairs, and from the sly manoer in which she went up, she suspected all was not right. So she followed her up. Elizabeth went into Mrs. Naseby's room and aliut the door after her. I stooped down and looked through the keyhole, and saw her take out the money and put it in her pock et. Then she stoop, d down and picked up the lamp, and as f saw that she was coming out I hurried away." Then she went on and told how she had in formed her mistress of this, and how she propo sed to searcli the girl's trunk. I called Mrs. Naseby back to the stand. "Yousay that no one save yourself and the prisoner, had access to your room." "I did." "Now, could Nancy Luther have;entered the room 11 she wished ?" "Certainly, sir, 1 mean no one else had any right there." I saw that Mrs. Naseby, though naturally a hard woman, was somewhat moved bv poor Elizabeth's miser}-. "Could your cook have known, by any means in your knowledge, where your money was ?" "Yes, sir, for she has often come to my room when I was there, and I have oftpn given her money to buy provisions of market men who happened to come along ,with their wag ons." "One more question : "Have you known of the prisoner's having used an}' money since this was stolen ?" "No, sir." I now called Nancy Luther back, and she be gan to tremble a littie, though her look was as bold and defiant as ever. "Miss Luther," I said, "why did you not in form your mistress at once of what you had seen without waiting tor her to ask about the lost money ?" "Because I could not make up my mind at once to expose the poor girl," she answered promptly. "You say you looked through the keyhole and saw her take the money ?" "Y>s, sir." "Where did she place the lamp when she did so 1" "On the bureau." "In your testimony you said she stooped down when she picked it up. What did you mean by that ?" The girl hesitated, and finally said she didn't mean anything only that she picked up the lamp. , "Very well," said I, "how long have you been with Mrs. Naseby ?" "Not quite a year, sir." "How much does she pay you a week ?" "A dollar and three quarters." "Have you taken up any of your pay since you have been there ?" "Yes, sir." "How much !" "I don't know, sir." "Why don't you know ?" "How should I 1 I have taken it at difler ent times, just as I wanted it, and have kept no account." "Now, it you had wished to harm the pris oner, could you have raised twenty-five dollars to put in her trunk 1" "No, sit," she replied with virtuous indigna tion. "Then you have not laid up any money since you nave been there." "No, sir, only what Mrs. Naseby may now owe me." ' "Then you did not have any twenty-five dol- BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 1,1860. lars when vou came there ?" "No, sir, and what's more, the money found in the girl's trunk was the money that Mrs. Naseby lost. You mijht have known that if if you'd remember what she told you." This was sai I very sarcastically, and was intended as a crusher upon the idea that she should have put the money in t!i" prisoner's trunk; How ever, I was not overcome entirely. "Will you tell me if you belong to this Stale 1" "1 do sir." "In what town ?" She hesitated, and for an instant the bold look forsook her. But she finally answered, "I belong to Somers, Montgomery county." I riext turned to Mrs. Naseby. "Do you ever take a receipt from your girl's when you pay litem V' '■Always." "Can vou send and get one of them for me ?" "She has told you the truth, about my pay ments," said Mrs. Nasebv. "(J, I don't doubt it," I replied, "but partic ular proof is the thing for the court room. So if you can, I wish you would procure the re ceipt." She said she would willingly go if the court said so. The court did so, and she went. Her dwelling was not far off, and she soon returned and handed me four receipts, which I took and examined. They w-j e signed in a strange, straggling hand by the witness. "Now Nancy Luther," I said, turning to the witness, and speaking in a quick, startling tone, at the same time looking her sternly in the eye, "please tell the conrt, and jury, and tell me, where you got the seventy-five dollars, which you sent in your letter to your sister in Som ers V The witness started as though a volcano burst 4t her feet. She turned pale as deuih, and ev ery limb shook -violently. 1 w aited until the people could have an opportunity to see her emotion and then I repeated the question. "I—never—sent—any," she gasped. "You did !" I thundered, for I was excited now. "I—didn't," she faintly muttered, grasping the railing for supjwrt. "May it please your honor and gentlemen of the jury," I said, as soon as 1 had looked the witness out ot countenance, "I came here to de lend a man who has been arrested for rubbing the mail, and in the course of my preliminary examinations, I Had access to the letters which had bven tbru open and nibbed ot money.— IVhen 1 entered upon this case, and fjund this i witness produced, I went out and got this letter which 1 now hold, for I having seen one bearing the signature of Nan cy Luther. This letter was taken from the mail bag, and it contained seventy-five dollars, and by looking at the postmark you will ob serve that it was mailed the day after the hua dred dollars were taken from Mrs. Nasebv's drawer. I will read it to you, it you please," The court nodded assent, and I read the fol lowing, which was without date, save that made by the postmaster upon the outside. 1 give it verbatim : SISTER DORCCS : —lcend yu hear sevsnty live dolers, wich i want vu to kepe fur me till i cum hum. I cant kepe it coz i am had <d will git stole, dont spoke won word to aiivin sole bout this i dont want nobodi tu no i have got eny money yu wont now v. il vu, i am lust rate here univ that gud fur nuthin snip of liz madwurtii is tear yit, out i hope to git over her now yu kno i rote to vou bout her. giv ray luv to awl inquirin frens. this from your sister til deth. NANCY LUTHER. "Now, your honor," I said as I gave him the letter, and aio the receipts, "you will see that the letter is directed to Dorcus Luther, Sofmrs, Montgomery county. And you will observe that one hand wrote that letter and signed the receipts, and the jury will also observe it. And now I will only add : It is plain to see how the hundred dollars were disposed of. Seven, y five dollars were sent off for safe keeping while the remaining twenty-five were placed™ in the prisoner s trunk fir the purpose of covering the real criminal, Of the tone of parts of the™bt tr, you must judge, I now leave my client's case in your hands." 1 lie case was given to the jurv immediately following the examination ol the letter. Thev had heard from the w ituess' own mouth that she had no money of her own, and without lea ving their seats they returned a verdict of— "NOT GUILTY." I will not attempt to describe the scene that followed ) but it Nancy Luther hail not been immediately arrested for theft, she would have been obliged to seek protection of the officers, or the excited people would have maimed her, at least, if they had not done more. The next morning f received a note handsomely written, in which I was told tiiat "the within" was but a slight token of gratitude due me lor my ellbrts in beball of the poor defenceless maiden. It was signed "Several Citizens," and contained oue hundred dollars. Shortly afterwards, the youth who first begged me to take up the case called uj>on me with all the money he could raise, but 1 showed bim that which had already been paid, and refused his hard earning. Be fore I left '.own, I was a guest at his wedding— my lair client being the happy bride. UNWRITTEN POETRY.— It is stamped upon the broad blue sky, it twinkles in every star, it min gles in the ocean's suige, and glitters in the dew drop that gems the lily's bell. Tt glows in the gorgeous colors of the decline of day, and rests in the blackened crest of the gathering storm cloud. It is in the mountain's height and in the cataract's roar—in the towering oak, and in the tiny flower. Where we can see the I hand ol God, there beauty finds her dwelling ! place. Freedom of Thought and Opinion. fHisccllaneotts. THE HIBK—.\DVEMT RE AT Tie" PEARL FISHERY.'; One breathless day we were floating in our little boa' at the pearl fishery watching the di ving. "We," means my wife, myseli and our iiti !c daughter, who was nestled in the anri3 of "ay,ab," or colored nurse. It was one of those tropical mornings the glorv of whichii indescri bable. The sea was so transparent that the boat in which we lay, shielding us irom the sun by awnmg, seemed to hang suspended in the air. Ihe tults of pink and white coral, that sin 1 led the bed of the ocean beneath, were as distinct as if they were growing at our feet.— IV t* seemed to be gazing upon a beautiful par terre of variegated candy tuft. The shores, fringed with palms ami patches of a gigantic species of cactus, which was then in bloom, wore as still and serene as if they had been painted on glass. Indeed, the whole landscape looked like a beautiful seen 1 * beheld through a glorified telescope. Eminently real, as far as tieiaii Went, but still ana motionless as death, .Nothing broke the silence save the occasional plunge of the divers into the water,or the noise of the large oysters falling into* the bottom of the boats. In the distance, on a small, narrow point ot land, a strange crowd of human beings were visible. Oriental pearl merchants, Fa het rs, selling amulets, Brahmins m their dirty white robes ail attracted to the spot by the pros pect of gain (as fish collect around a handful of bait flung into a pond) bargaining, cheating, and strangely mingling religion and lucre.— ;Iy wife and I lay back on the cushions that lipecl Die afterpart of our little skiff, languidly gazing on th a sea and the sky by turns. Sud denly our attention was aroused bv a vev g rp at , shut, which was followed by volleys of shrill cries from the pearl fishing boats. On turning in that direction the greatest excitement was visible among the different crews. Hands were pointed. White teeth glittered in the sun, and every dusky- form was gesticulating violently. The two or three negroes seized some long poles and commenced beating the water violently. Others liung gourds and ! and old pieces of wood and stones in the direction of a particular spot that lav ' between the nearest fishing boat and ourselves. The onlv thing visible in this spot was a black, sharp Dlade, thin as the blade of a penkife, that appeared slowly and evenly cutting through the still water. No surgical instrumen'i ever elided through human flesh with a more silent, cruel calm. It needed not the cry ot "shark ! shark !" to tell us what it was. In a moment .'<? had a vivid picture of that unseen monster, with its small watchful eyes, and his huge mouth, with its double rowcf fangs, presented iiefore our mental vision. There were three divers under the water at this moment, while directly above them hung suspended this re morseless incarnation of death. My wife clip ped my hand convulsively, and became deathiv pale. I stretched out the other hand instinct ively- and grasped a revolver which lay be side me. I was in the act of cocking it when a shriek of unutterable agony from the avah burst on our ears. I turned mv head quick as a flash of lightning, and beheld her, with empty arms, hanging over the gunwale of the boat, while down in the calm sea I saw a tiny little face swathed in white, sinking—sinking—sin king—sinking ! What words can paint such a crisis ? I was roused from a trance of anguish by the flitting of a darkjlorm through the clear water, cleaving its way swiftly toward that darling litfle shape that grew dimmer and dim mer every second, as it settled in the sea. We all saw it, and the same thought struck us all. That terrible, deadlv black fin was the key of our sudden terror. The shark ! A simultaneous shriek burst from our lips. I tried to jump overboard, but was withheld by some one, little use had I done so,*for I could not swim a stroke. The dark shape glided on like a flash of light ning. It reached our treasure. Ir, an instant all we loved on earth was blotted out from our sight. My heart stood still: my breath ceased ; life trembled on my hps. The next moment a dusky head shot out of the water close to our boat—a dusky head whose parted lips gasped for breath, but whose eyes shone with the bright ness of superhuman joy.. The second after two lawny hands held a dripjHng white form above the water, and dark head shouted to the boat man. Another second, and the brave pearl-di ver had clambered in, and laid my little daugh ter at her mother's feet. This was the shark. This the man-eater. This the hero in sun-bur ned hide, who, with his quick aquatic sight, had seen our dear one sinking through the sea, and han brought her up to us again, pale and drip ping, but still alive. What tears and laughter fell on us three by turns as we named our gem rescued from the ocean, "Little Pearl !" CAI'GIIT IN UIS OWN TRAP. Cornelius Wendell, (formerly public printer at Washington,) recently went before the Black Republican Covodo Congressional Investigating Committee, and without venturing to sustain by direct evidence charges of corruption against Mr. Buchanan, the President, the whole tenor of his equivocating evidence was to produce the impression, that he had, at the instance of the President, in 1857 ond 'SS, expended a large proportion of (lis profits as public printer to Con gress and to the Executive, in keeping up fee ble Democratic newspapers and to secure the election of administration members of Congress. Shortly after he appeared before the Com mittee and thus testified, the following Card was reproduced, written by him in December, and which appeared in the Washington Union. It will be seen from it that he volun tarily and completely acquits Mr. Buchanan of the very charges which he now seeks to estab lish against hivn. Read it : "<5 Card. —My attention has been called to a paragraph in a letter to the New York Times, ol the 9th instant, in vague and general terms, that the President had caused certain money, I justly due to some individual, to be used for e lection-ering purposes. With this accusation my own name has been so generally used in conversation, that I feel constrained, publicly and emphatically, to deny all knowledge or be lief of any fact which can warrant if, and to declare that President Buchanan never did au thorize, advise or request me, directly or indi rectly, to use either my own money or that of any other person for any purpose like that men tioned in the paragraph referred to, or in any manner affecting any public election. C. WENDELL." t\ as sucfi a piece of political rascality ever known or heard of before ? And this" is the man upon wliom the Black Republican mem bers of Congress mainly relied to convict the i resident of corruption ! Surely their case is a neiperale one. TAKING A MAN TO PIECES. Captain Evans was an old naval veteran of' sistv-seven ;he had lost arm and an eye,' years and years before, at Xavarino, which ; la*t action settled his understanding, both legs being carri-d away by a chain shot. Cork legs j were coming into lash ion. Captain Evans had a pair of the first quality made for himself; he i had also a false anu and hand ; in the latter he could screw a f irk, as occasion required, and being gloved, the deficiency was not easily perceived. As increasing years rendered him infirm, his valets took advantage of him, so he i wrote to uis brother, a Somersetshire Squire, to ; send him up some tenant's son fot a body ser- j vant—"No matter how stupid, if honest and' faithful," he wrote. His brother was absent, and sent to his stew- j ard to select a lad. This the steward did but merely mentioned that Captain Evans was in j firm, not apprising the lumpkin of his new mas ter's deficiencies, and sent him to London at once, where the Captain lived. At ten at night he arrived, and was immedi ately shown to Captain Evans' sitting room. •'Well, John, my rascally valet is absent a gain, without leave; help me to bed, as it is j late, and then you can go m down to your sup per." Adjourning to the bed room, the old gentle man said : "John, nnscrew my leg." "Zur ?" said John. "Unscrew my leg, this way, see." John did so, tremblingly. "Jonn, unscrew my other le." "Zur V* said John. "Unscrew the other leg, air." John did so, now in a state of bewilderment. "John, unscrew this arm." Irerabling still more, to the Captain's great amusement, he obeyed. "John put this eye on the table." John took it as if it would-have bitten him. "No, John—no, I won't take the other eye out—lift me into bed." 1 his done, the waggish Captain continued,' "John beat up the pillow, it is not comforta- ' ble." This was done. "Beat it up again sir ; it is quite hard." •' Again John shook up the pillow. "That won't do, John ; 1 can't get my head ! comfortable. John, unscrew my head." "No, by thunder, I'll unscrew no more," and John tied from the room to the kitthen, swear ing his master was the devil, taking himself to pieces like a clock. "SOME HOSS." Once on a time, a Y'ankee who was travel ing through Kentucky, bad a fine horse and no money. He had taught the animal to lie down or sit on his haunches when the bridle was j pulled pretty bard. Our traveler saw no way | of replenishing his purse but by selling his horse, and this he resolved to do the first (ivor able opportunity. As he was going along slowly, he saw a hun ter at same distance trom the road, whom bp rode up to and accosted. In the course of con versation, lie told the latter that he had an in valuable horse to sell—a horse that would act precisely like a setter, when he was in the vi cinity of game. Casting his eyes around, and at the same time discovering some fresh rabbit-tracks, he gave the bridle a jerk. The docile quadruped immediately lay down. "There are some rabbits here," said the ri- ' der, "I know by his ears." The Kentuckian, cunous to test the reputed sagacity ot the horse, searched around, and, | sure enough, started three or lour rabbits. He 1 was greatly surprised, but the Yankee took the ' affair as a matter of course. To make a long story short, the wonderful horse changed own- ' ers on the spot, S3OO being the consideration- His new owner mounted him, and with char acteristic hospitality, told the Yankee toaccom- ' pany him home. They soon came to a stream, which the)- had to cross, and which was rather J deep lor horsemen. Judge ofthe Kentuckian's dismay, when on pulling the bridle in the mid- ' t die of the river, his steed subsided in the run- ' riing waters as if he was a hippopotamus, "How is this ?" he roared out, nothing but 1 Ins bust visible. But the Yankee who was mounted on the hunter's other horse, was uot disconcerted in j, the least. "Oh I forgot to tell you, he is as good for fish as he is lor rabbits." !U*'Great men never swell. It is only three ! t cent individuals, who are salaried at the rate of i two hundred dollars a year, and dine on pota- ; toes and dried herring, who put on airs, flashy >, waistcoats, swell, puff, blow and endeavor to ■ i give themselves a consequential appearance. No discriminating person can ever mistake the j< spurious for the genuine article. The differ ence between the two is as great as that between a bottle of vinegar, and a bottle of the pure ! i juice ot the grape WHOfJB SIITIBER, 2901. " j PRESIDENT BUCHANAN ON NEWS ,; PAPER DETRACTION. iae members ol the press Jateiy on an _ j excursion, visited Mr. Buchanan. He ) (bat a favorable opportunity to address _ Jjern, and put in a pleasant anecdote as iifus - trat,vo of the exaggeration of the party press f and their detractions, which are so eagerly ta ken up and repeated by the Tory press of En r land as an evidence ot Democratic demoraiiza : tion. The President said : I his house is not a palace, to be sure, as you . have styled it, but it is altogether the oeopie'a , and the President himself who occupies it is only the chief servant of the people. There is this peculiarity about the President, that he I fleeted by the people, and he owes no allegi ance to any human power but the people. [A°p | plause.] The duties of the President are hard, i and I shall soon retire from them ; and if the f j new President that is to come iu, shall be so j happy in assuming the duties of Iheotlice, as I arn in laying them down, he will be fortunate indeed. Nevertheless, it seem? that there will be no lac* of men quite willing to endure the I resiliency. [Laughter.] We are very likely to have candidates enough to represent all the isms known to the country. Nevertheless, lam persua ;.-d that the prevailing wish of the A merican people will be to cherish and preserve i the Constitution as it is, and the Union.— [Applause.] tor my part, I should desire to i draw no single breath beyond the existence of this beloved Union. [Much applause.] I am ! pleased to see this assembling together of so j many of the editorial fraternity. I think its 1 efT'ct will be salutary on yourselves, in reliev ing your relations of that acrimony that has j sometimes marked the press. lam reminded of an anecdote, but I know not whether I should relate it.—[Cries of "Tell it," "Goon."] It occurred when I was a Minister to England. I was talking with a distinguished English statesman, who said to me, "Mr. Buchanan, I should infer from your newspapers that the A merican people always choose out their greatest scoundrels and mike them President." ~ [Much laughter.] I replied that "it did look so, but it was onl v away we had to talk of each other thus—we really always didn't mean it." A SPICY AFFAIR.—A select party, consisting of a man, his wife, and a young male friend, ' recently left Fall River, Mass., for Troy, N\ Y. The husband had creditors whom it was desira ble to deceive concerning the right of property in sending large trunks; so they were checked / in the name of the young man. The three arrived safely at Troy, but the wife and friend j pursued their journey further toward the West. Not to put too fine a point on it, they eloped leaving the husband behind. They" left the baggage, too, and so far all was well; but on trying to obtain possession of the trunks, the man was met with the objection that they did not belong to him. So the poisoned chalice in tended JMr his creditors returned to his own ; lips. The deserted husband proposes to adver j tise that the young man may keep the wife, it ! he will send a power of attorney fur the ba<r- I g a £e- MISERAELE PEOPLE. — Young ladies with new bonnets on rainy Sundays, dresses playino- dip. dip, dip, at every step. A witness in a bribery case. A city sportsman at the finish of one day's shooting. A printer who publishes a paper for nothing and finds himself. ° A smoking nephew on a visit to an anti-smo king aunt. | A young doctor who has cured his first pa- I tient and has no prospect ot another. A star actress with her name in small let j ters on "the bills. An editor with nothing but cold potatoes for his Christmas dinner. The Black Republicans since the nomination of Lincoln. Ox the recent Irish trial the counsel was de sirous to obtain an admission from a witness of the crown, that having been one of the sworn members of trie league, he had been bribed to become a spy on the others. Having vainly ! labored for nearly an hour to get a reply he J said.— j "Come, now, sir, did you not come direct i from these men o Dublin on Monday last ?" "Bedad I did so," promptly answered tho witness. . "Well, sir, that is direct, at all events. Now sir, will you tell me in as brief away as possi ble what motive brought you here ?" "The lOCQ~ motive, to be sure!" rejoined Pat, to the discomfiture of his tormentor. A BIRLE IX A ROBBER'S CAVE.—A robbers' cave has been discovered near Waloui, IU. It is nine feet long,seven wide and five feet high- In it were benches, and a book case filled with valuable books, among them a quarto bible. Any number ot burglars' tools were there, and also a pair of boots, singular construction, the soles br ing on wrong end foremost—the heels being where the toes should be. They were undoubtedly placed so in order to bailie those who might wish to track the wearer. There were stolen articles in the cave to the value of $ JOO, some of which were recognized 3s 4 having been stolen some months since. JONES was traveling with his wife, and (for a freak) was so gallant in his behavior to his earn spnsa, that madame grew uneasy and re monstrated against his attentions as too marked , lor public observation. "The devil !" said j Jones, "we're married, I suppose?" "Yes" said the lady, "but judging from vour depor't l ment, folks will think we ain't." "Well, what j °' ll saui "Why, not much, certain ly, tor you," said the careful dame— "you are a man ; but we women have our characters to j take care of. Jones was shocketl into propri -1 ety for the of the journev. VOL. 3. NO. 44.

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