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THIS LONO'ISLAND PARJHEK—UJUBSDAY, OCTOBER IS, 1*71. § o n q f sta n d $ » * » & • . Jamaica, Thursday, 0d^l2f l§7L' K l n l n R o u s h e S l j r . I ’v e th o u g h t th e m litter OTtlr, A n d w b a t I th in k I» t h i s : T h e r e n r e s.ery lew , 11 any, T h ing* m u c h ewiiSter t h a n a U n ; E e R o c h iliyw lien paren t! ‘ O rw a telifn tl eyes n r e n i g h ; W h a t c a n he a n y sw e eter ^ T ’h a n k l a i l n g o n t h e i l y t * Borne love to w a lk b y moonlight, S o m e on the luku t o glide, Bom e tO hold th o ribbons 'W ith d e a r o n es a t th e ir s id e ; B u t I k n o w w h a t It b e tter, A b , yee, indeed do i ; T o a ll o f those w b s t 1 p r e fer 1 I s kissing on tbe s ly. A m a id m a y look dem u re. A e though s h e d idn’t k n o w O f such a th in g as kteelng, . O r th in k of d o ing s p ; O f courn- a ll th is Is p roper W b o n an y b o d y ’s b y , f B u t, w s tch your o p p a i tunity, A n d k i n her o n th o sly. HOW IT HAPPENED. Rat-tat—that’s the postman—tw o ; tetters for Mrs. OlintUus Lobb, Cedar villa, Putney, and Charlotte says, “If you please, ma’am, two letters for you. ’’ Nonsense, I must be dreaming, and I shall awake to And myself still Miss.Brittauia Plummiilge. 1 ■ I have been Married six weeks last Wednes­ day, and yet now, when anybody suddenly calls me Mrs. Lobb, I have tifcpinch myself *o make sure I am still fleBh and blo'id. Alt I young people get accustomed to things quick­ ly ; but when you have been called by one name for forty-seven years, it seems impos­ sible ever to change it. However, I’ve chang­ ed mine, b y a miracle, for nothing short of one can effect a marriage in BinAeld. Iam sure I do not wisb to speak against my native plate. It is tbe sweetest village in England, and for maiden ladies a most advantageous locality as regards economy aad society; but, in tny. present position, I may make bold to say it has one drawback. There are' no bachelors ih it; boys abound, promising youths with nothing to do are not uncommon, Abut a mao with position and an income, how­ ever small, is never seen in Binf i d without a wife by h is. jide. Is it any wonder, their, that I, not a t all a beauty, should have some little bewilderment in identifying myself as wife o f Olintbus Lobb, Esq.; and mistress of Cedar villa ? ' ' Now, I am going to tell Row it all hap­ pened. Pamela and I are the daughters of a colonel in the army. He had retired «a long ago as I can remember; and when ho died he left us our little cottage and £60 a year. He denied himself many a comfort to do this, and the memory o f our father is very dear to us. We tried to do as he would have wished us; and some years ago, when Mr. Thompson, a most respectable man, but a miller, offered me his hand and heart, Pamela ■aid, “No, we have our father’s position to maintain.” So I had'to decline, very reluc­ tantly. I must own, for he was a widower, and my heart seemed to long to take care of those two little girls. After that one slier I never got another, and I began to Tesign my­ self to what seemed my ordained position. Not that this was an easy task, for I am not like Pam. She is a very extraordinary wo­ man ; indeed many people say she ought to be a man. Pam is one of those people who never give way, and ,1 really conld not say which is strongest, her mind or licr body, both being gigantic. If she has been walking about all day and is brought to confess that she is a little tired, the only way you ever see her take her ease is hy sitting bolt upright in her chair. Tbe suggestion of a sofa or couch would be met by a withering look of scorn, only to be produced by ope of those long noses with a bump in the middle. Pam is very «proud of the family nose. I have often looked at her when In repose—I mean after she has retired—lying with her arms crossed, really reminding one of-those noble crusaders, o r figures of the middle ages one sees in cathedrals. \ Things in this life go by contraries, else why was not I christened Pamela and she Britannia ? Our mother so admired the novel that she begged her first-born might b e called by the heroine’s sweet name. This was one of the few occasions on which my father gave -way, but even then, conditionally— that he should choose the name of the second; and he chose the name of Britannia, aad, unfor­ tunately, I was the second. When we were children he always called me his chick, and if we had a dispute, he invariably whistled or hummed “Rule Britannia.” But this did not last long, for no one could rule Pam. Even as a obiid, I felt her mental superiority. Why, at school I remember her repeating all thernles of grammar perfectly;, scorning to copy tho answer o f a sum; -and positively un­ derstanding the use of the globes. There was but one occasion on which I-felt the gratification of superiority, and that was when, during tbe dancing lesson, I caught our dear mother’s approving smile os she watched me. Pam detested dancing, for, having very long, thin limbs, she did not show to advan- take in that accomplishment. I am still an admirer of Terpsichore, hut if I stand up for quadrille with the children, 1 always feel I am making niy*elf rcdlddlous in Pam’s eyes. I am vety fond of children and young people, and nothitig has made me more pleased than when some dear girl, whom I have known from a child, has confjjjgd. to me her little love-story. ' r-, I m ratherro- tftjnjij I liljfto otC|enj^H ifo jajrty for myself that (f'liitd Rp jjearly lokij-stqiyof my own to liwW back hpoh—It keeps oipe>'ljeart young and fresh. Pam says women were meant for higher things than sitting ibluklngo^'Iovers and whom they shall marry. Well, of course; j she is right; hut I really do not Irmrw thal - •<«,* -Mm - • , -w-aiV' ----- the woman wh« take to chemistry, astronomy, and all the-'61og(es,^ar6: a'Hit1 iUe'*frk*ppier o r more ktnlsble; ahd sure some of tlie sweetest natpres and kindest, hearts I-have met with have belonged to pretty, vatu pusses who delighted in turning the heads'Of all the men they met, 110 mailer, whether they were eighteen or, eighty. I must confess I have often felt grateful tbat men are weak. No­ body can thoroughly understand this unless i t has been thrir privilege tn be associated* with a strong-minded, superior woman. Bear me 1 what a reprise they are then 1 1 fear it must have been a great \trial to dear Pam to live with me* not' being’a kindred mind. When l havo thought her-feelings dull on this ac­ count,‘andhave tried to get up a little argu- nioov'how completely I have trailed—my knowledge has utterly forsaken ihe.- And positively, sometimes I had imagined from her silence tbat she was getting inlbi'este^ ? But when I got lo the end o f my auy,'frien she would fix hereyeon mewith, “ Britannia*, may I ask you, as a pereonul favor, never |o display your lamentable ignorance 'befsre a third person’ ?” Either this, or I commit­ ted a' lapsus Ungues in' my mode ef expie^ sion, snd then, trying feebly tb defend myself on the score of Walker .or Maunder, Pam wonld ■ demand, in a voice whiob^seemed to run cold down my backbone, “May I ask who Walker and Maunder may be?” I really felt quite confused, because X had not the slighest idea, for, except in the diction­ aries, I had never heard of either o f the gen­ tlemen. It is certainly most provoking in me to be so stupid; and one of any,great pleas­ ures now is to hope that, by sending many nice comforts to my dear sister, I shall, prove 1 have n o t been unmindful o f her for­ bearance. So Pam snd I began to get old—sbe got thiuacr and I got fattqr. The peopile we re­ membered as grown up when we were young, dropped off one by one. It seemed such a long time since we were children; every­ thing was altered; what were facts thea were idle stories now, boys and girls o f ten and twelve put me to < the blush—tbe jSarts of speech were entirely confused. Places which used to be in one country were In another now. There was no William Tell, and no Joan or Arc. Henry VIII. was a good, fatherly man, and Richard IIL, instead of “ wading to the throne in the blood o f his dearest relatives,” lived aud died an exem­ plary brother and uncle. People we had seen married were grandfathers and grandmoth­ ers; children we had seen christened .had boys and girls who called ns old Prim and the ancient Briton. Binfield is about twenty miles from Lon­ don. It was our rule to go to town twice a year to receive our dividends, to buy any special article o f . dress 'wo needed, and to feast our eyes on tbe tempting beauties dis­ played in the shop windows. This bad been ! a' plan of our dear father's, and during the London day wo often spoke of him—how surprised lie would have been at ibis altera­ tion, or that improvement, or bow pleased to see something which drew forth our wonder on admiration. Oa this particular occasion, Pam had been staying with a friend nf ours at Pentonville, aud we agreed that wo should meet to do our business, spend tbe day, and return home together in the evening. I always felt quite knocked up after one of those days; - but we could not accept our friends invitation to stay the night, as we bad a return ticket. Traveling is expensive, and Pam suid our position required us to go first-class. Dear! dear 1 I have often been led to ask myself why Disney and position do not always go together. The one is very trying without tho other. The many things we have been obliged to do, and also to do without, because it would not become our position! Pam-would never hear .of a charwoman, but we must have a servant. And, really, girls have enormous appetites, and very ungrateful dispositions, or our Susan never could have said we were mean. But perhaps Pm hard on the poor thing. Had she known how often Pam and 1 declared to each other we could not eat another morsel— though far from being satisfied—in order, that she might have a good dinner, she would not,- I think, have said we were mean. But to return to the morning on which I was to go to London alone. Eire mlnues to nine the train was to start .; but I was so afraid of not being in time, that I was ready at half- past seven. It being ridiculous to leaVe home at that hour, I took up a book—not that I could read, either, because sf theunppleasant feeling that I might forget something which P«m would bei certain to ask for. Bight o’clock struck. It woui’’ only take twenty minutes to walk slowly the station, and.I had then half an hoar t pare, Mo matter,1' I would start a t the quarter past, in case of accidents. And a very fortunate thing it was 1 did start; for J had passed . Bull's cross when I discovered 1 had no pocket handker­ chief. However, I bhd time to hiirry b tek nndputono in my pocket. Ah l how littld.l thought that that trifling incident would be the mfiat)|$1f about the great; event • •.*?' When I r«*ChCd|tei^kt^fn i looked ausut. but saw nobody ikfieVr. #be'guai>' put me into an euipty| c*rrlr..\c Snd though several .of our geuUefliisn passed1 (hey only nodded “go^d meiWh!^’!' go a.ohe'I started, hut not to remain ■loim-Jong, for at every Matron pro- ple got io andgot out, until we reached CUing- Wd^giung t;» b ^ o a.by’ jnysel£agaip,Jjjtk,jji*ithetrain was,goin& off, a tqi<)dl 9 *figedj gentleman rushed up. .The guafd opened ljie door of my carriage, and be was obliged to jump proper expression, that if Pamela bad been.'there site would have cerlaiiily glveo-lilm in charge. But our earn often deceived us.' I have since found out thsft he merely' remarked on finding a lady alr np6,' “'dame settle,” Still at the time I feli rattier indignant, and looked at the offender with some curiosity. Hq. was a very thin, talbman, and so oddly dressed;, that'began '16 fed a little uncomfortable and w ish some one else tya* in the cii'riage witbine. Why should he:wear whitoarowseis! The day was mot w a rn.' Were they made, of duck or jean ? 1. suppbpse I !muithave been -scanning his garb, for-presently lie.said in a lond voice : •'< ‘,‘Well, madapij -may I aak if you see any­ thing, pecttKSrjii my dresfthat you are hon­ oring it with so duch attention?” PreallythoUght l must have sunk through tlie seat of the carrage. OH! if Pamela had beett there 11 tried to stammer out an apology, qpd be waved his baud with what seemed an irofiicul leer,, saying, “Oh, no offense; no'of­ fense.” Well, what, with my confusion and annoyance, I was rcady>to faint. I felt I must have a little air, so without a thought 1 pulled down the window.' In an instant he fired out agei®: , ti t }<l : . ‘ , ‘.‘Bless' :me,?tmdam, you irequite at liberty to commit suicide, of course, but you don?t want to. commit murder too ?” Murder 1 suicide I Oh ! dear, dear, what should!, do?\Would the train.never'reach the next station! He must have seen my ter­ ror ; for he said :■ ‘•There* tUere; don’t look as.if you thought I w is ihad ; butiii{yqu 8uffered from rheum­ atism as I do, madam; you’d look upon a per­ son who,put yptg-in a draugf as your natural enemy.” i 1 I certainly fcltdevoutly thafikful now that Pamela !wa8(nokwitb me, or there would have been quite a scene. We stopped once more, and toqk in two ladies and a gentleman. The train moved on, and soon I heard my gruff neighbor tut-tul-ing, e id muttering somethiug he would do’ to somebody, when I dis­ covered that | hia nose was beginning to bleed, and' lie'-liras searching vainly in ■ his pocket for ■' handkerchief.' I must contesa my first feeling wai not one of borrow for him. He had been what 1 considered offen­ sive-to tite-an uhpt otected female with nobody tc retaliate for h e r; but then I remenbered how hear I had beeii ip' a similar plight to his; had l.nOt starifed at the time I did, 1 Should Bav^behn minus a handkerchief, too. I involuntarily pht my hand in niy pocket. Yes, there it lay neatly folded up ; but I would not' take it out to make matters worse by unnecessary^ display. At this time the poor gentleman was obliged to put his head out of the whitlow. The Judies exchanged looks expressive of anything but pleasure; the young man eyed him with a stare of the most profound indifference, as if it were the usual thing to travel :with people who choose that their uppes should bleed, and ho did not desire to .interfere withjjhim, only he wished to impress upon us that he was at no loss, for he produced h spotless handkerchief, slowly shook it out; t^nd used it.most unnecessarily, and.. J thought, heartlessly; and then a small voice began to. whisper, “Britannia Plutn- midge, are you acting a Christian’s part? Have yofi. ever lieai-d a story a Ss°d Samaritan?” I put my hand into my pocket again; I tried to fee) if it'Was one of my best handker­ chiefs. i arguedthatii ! had two it would be different, but you wete not supposed to distress yourself for somebody you didn’t kuow. - Why, one might do nothing else but give away pocket-handkerchiefs I Then there was Pamela , she would never approve of it, and must never know of It. Ok 1 it was exactly like one of my Quixotic fits. I might bb quite cirtain 1'was madihg myself ridicu­ lous, and I resolved to eutertuin the notion no longer.. But, in spite of trying to look at4he phssing spenOiy, and to consider what Ishould pWchase, how best to !ay out* my small amount of money, memory would recall the ’‘sweet ittory n’f old,” ahd 1 could hut hang jpy heitd frotu V feeltng that I Was not one of those whOitried to “go and do otherwise.” A Plnuithidge liung her head I My father’s daughter afraid to look the whole world in ■the face !• I an; one, »f ..weak specimens of ®iy sex, Ikuow : bufat that moment Pamela hetiself could not have felt more held;' ‘.'With­ out a moment’s hesitation, ,1 handed' my.pice new h*ndk^hjo(» .e®broidero,d with “B .P .” in tbo.corner, h a y i n g i -n J u . “I W 'ift/Ald, Sir, you ire pht to inconven- venienCe., Witt you accept this ? . I shajt not - ‘t ■> I could nut see hU face ; bin from the side glance Ifjpt, I thin! It wore nnexp;e#aiou pf great astonishments However, ho took the hsndkarUddl without a W0rd*aod' I-quite im-' aginedl kitHC W ttttendthaulriDg sehUi' head; his ■ $y the bleep.’proximity; “Madam, I am obliged tp you—very tiiuch obliged to you. M a d am ^ o u ’re an angel. You’re more,* you’re a woman and the only- one in thi^& riage, \ ... , Here heHper)»ctly gpred i t the tfvc («dit-et who ’*dnl!i fectly sure if my nvrvei liadfi’t given way I should have rui^id oiit. Aa it was, every. Jkin\ a ^ c rerybidyseem e d swimming about th|io*}jB ; |&tp<g]ing of water sounded io my eaiy, ado i.yidbe'syemed to come from along redder *wr of the W> ihe handkerchief, and said: been me? have shrunk into a nutshell.” We were soon at our journey’s end. Ccixpaplin helped me out with the greatest politeness, aad-thsn,- with-*the tuaiuiers o f -a courtier, said': “Mayt I be.ipcrmitted to in­ quire where I shall havo the pleasure of re- thttllttgthiat” Btlllhdlding'thehkitdkerchief In his band. ' \ r Now, this .was embarrassing.- Pamela might blaftwitne; severely ;}and; I should never bear the last of my lndelicate: liberty: Y e ti f e ll! should like to get. my handkerchief back again. ■ Sq after a, mpnuwfi I told him not to trouble himself, but sjbpnld he be passing the station,, he .might giy.e it to the giisrd of te Binfield train, directed to “Miss B. Plum­ midge, Binfield station, to be left until called for.” . He lifted bis hat and I was soon look­ ing out for the omnibus to take.me to ihe ap­ pointed meetingplace with Pamela. She was there, and we spent a deligliful day.' After We had done our business and shopping,* we went to a niusennt in jermyn street, where therC Were stones and fossils, about which dear ’ Pamela seemed to know 'Much more than than the gentleman who Showed us over. She caught him tripping 'two Or three times; and this put her in such good humor that she'stopped W o re ail tbe ihops 10 Regent street where' I wanted to look id.- Now, this was very kind, for I 'am sure any one who could even recollect those dreadful names o f things which existed he‘ ‘fore Adam nod Naah must feel it a.,great Come-down to be asked to look ,at French muslins- ten-and-sixpeuce, sud bonnets, “as worn in Paris,” at one guinea. ■; -1 experienced some little iucopvenience from the want of my bdMkerchicf, such as when Psitq would tell me to take a}“ black” off my nose. I liad then to strive to . get be­ hind her and furtively rub ijt off with my glove. Tired enough we were when we. reach­ ed home that night, but we had seen plenty to think.of and to talk a b o u t, Tbe next week passed rapidly enough, when 'one near the station, one of tbe porters came up and said tom e : 1 • “ I f you please, miss, there’s a parcel for yon here. I shall, have brought it up, but. it says 'to be left till called for.’ . Was ever anything so unfortunate? I felt I was getting red,' and that Pamela’s eye waB on me. It is certainly a great misfortune, to be such a Weak creature as I am. I felt guilty i> f .quite a crime at that moment, and by a great effort could only stamme, out something about a person’s nose bleeding, ahd that I had' (eat him my handkerchief. If Pemeta would bnly not ask if the person were a] man Or a womah, and i f ! cohtd but conceal that it was I Who offered the handkerchief I Vain thought I In five minute I felrthat Pam had turned tne inBiite oat,-and shaken every scrap of the affair out of me. She preserved a solemn silence, and we reached-the station and met the porter with a large brown paper pared. “There must be some mistake,” I said; “mine was but h pocket-handkerchief.” I hesitated and debated; but but hesitation and debating were cat short by Pam desiring the man to take the parcel to oar house; and ominous silence was maintained till we reach­ ed home. I rejnembgr with what trepidation I then asked whether we had better not-open the parcel and see. w hat was ip it; and though Pamela waa dying of curiosity, she only said she had no desire to interfere with me iit such a matter. So Lopt the string, and soon my bewildered eyes, .were fixed on a pink brocade silk, so rich and stiff,that it would have stood alone. . But there was no nanpie, no handker­ chief, nothing. I conld n ’t describe Pamela’s wrath; nor my distress. I only know that evening I felt that henceforth I was to be re­ garded as a bold woman, and a disgrace to thq name of.Plummidge. And what yras to he .done witti the unfor­ tunate , parcel ? I couldn't keep it, and I couldn’t send it back,-because I didn’t know tlie name of the* sender. * Why did I lend my lmndkerckief, why was I so mean as ever to want it back again ? , > Matters stood thus when we received an invitation to diuner from out doctor’s wife. Now, we often out to teg, or to small evening parties; bpt.the circle in,which we moved, in Binfield,: was not not much-given to asking friends to dine. So this was rather au event for us. Pam became n trifle more gracious, and by tbe day named she was almost herself. I could have hugged her, I felt so glad not to feel the Parish I Uad.doue for, the lait ten day. Patn looked very well—quite handsome, I thqught, 1 am -ihe host work-woman, and-1 lmd trimmed her blacks silk' with some nice lace n cousin of oura.had given me*, and felt quite prpud of tnftjwork and my sister. :i I was to token up.with the delight <kf hav­ ing-all pleasant Again ■o t think mdeh about how I looked. Besidefe, Pam ia so clover that people weto hot in the habit of tafcifig much notic6 ofm^nnlessthey weredeafertn- valtds, and theS they seenea-: to'-like to talk temp. - Quite, prepared to'-ettjoy;1 myself at Dr. Fletcher’s;'! cnttred^ the drawing-room btjhlnd Pam, whenV-oh ldt ceuldn’t be—yes, i(.was—there on the sofeo'sat ntjr cCeentrio friend of the railway. Carriage: I run per- tojpdpd i f ; tM’ug* ’ ui%ft tt^ wajrofl^ whispering. *.\‘Mr. Olintbus Lobb, 1 should have, felt «■ if I conld !- Miss Britannia Plumtnidge.” For fully ten _ minutes I had aot the slightest idea what any My ; ouesaid or did. However, when I. seemed to return to the world about me, everybody was tslkingmost agreeabiy to eVorybody else, aud ! began to breathe sghiu, espechfily when I saw tbat my friend did not intend showing that we had ever met before. W e spent a delightful evening. Pam wap qu(te charmed with our new acquaintance. He gave way to her, agreed with h er opinions, and though he took Hut-little notice of me, treated us both with the greatest politeness. 1 declare 1 thought Para had made a con­ quest when lie insisted on fleeing ufl home, and asked permission to call and inquire after us the nejef-morning. Pam had found out tbat Mr. Lobb was an old friend o f Dr. Fletcher’s, and tinder the shield of a fiery, quick manner, and very , eccentric appearance, was always doing the kindest actions, which he would never acknowledge, or permi; himself to be thanked for. Mrs. Fletcher said- she advised the unmarried young ladies to' look after, him, as he-was very well off, and devoted to ladies, though from having had an early disappoint­ ment, and spending most of his life in India and China, he had never been married. That oigbt, when Pam had left me, I open- fed my drawers and.lookefi at the]pink brocade, aud smiled to,think that after ail I might wear that “ bone of contention” at Pam’s, wedding, and that then she might be more indulgent abOut my indelicate boldness in offering my .handkerchief to a stranger. 1 made up my mind to speak to birn about the. parcel, should I have an eppertunity, as in case of nothing coming of his attentions 1 could send it hack. But I would be very careful in my manner and in wbat I said, so as not to endanger 'my clear sister's prospects. . 4 week passed, and still/Mr. Lobb was at Binfield. He had a room at the “ Dragon,” and his attentions were almost pointed. 1 never dared breatire'my thoughts to Pam, not knowing bow sbo would take i t ; but when it’ %-ame to inviting the Fletchers ourselves to a? little pic-nic, and be giving Pam bis arm most of the way, I began to think she must see that all this meant something. I bad never been able to speak to bim ; but tbe day after tlie pic-nic he called. Pam was out, so 1 mustered up courage, and told bim of the par­ cel I bad leeeived, which I was sure had come from him; and though I knew how'kicdly he meant it, etill 1 thought I would rather not accept it, as— t . “As wbat ?” he said. “ You think this lit­ tle trifle came from me, aud yet you won’t accept it ? Now, I tell you what it is, Miss Britannia, I will offer you something else, and if you refuse tbat—why, I’ll—I ’ll burn the dress and I ’ll return—no. I won’t— whatever- comes, I ’ll keep that handkerchief;” and up­ on the spot he offered me his hand and heart, ancl osked me to.beMrs. Lobb. I'was never more suprised, though Pam said afterward if she ever allowed thoughts o f >the kind to enter her mind, she ehonld have had her suspicions. But I cannot tell how glad; I was to find Pam bad not taken his at­ tentions as meaning anything hut a tribute to her superiority. .- 1 used to smile sometime as I.saw what an amusement I and my old love were to the young people. They could not comprehend the,quie^;enjoyment we looked forward to in going down the hill of life together; they were ratliCr frighfeued at the red face and sharp* voice, and could not understand that his heart was as fresh as the youngest o f those who laughed. ’ I was pleased to find that many people would miss me and he sorry to m e ; and when We were married, notwithstanding Mr. Lobb gave my old people a dinner, and my school children a treat, there were sad- faces . at parting. My dear husband says be is get­ ting all his sharp edges rasped off, and he knows his friend think him henpecked, and pity him. When he allows his voice and man- nera to he more like his soft, tender heart, he says: “Well, well, my dear 1 soon there won’t he much left of old Lin Lobb except his duck inexpressibles; and le a n tell yon I won’t leave them off, for they, first attracted the at­ tention ofthe woman who has made me the happiest man in England 1” - To R e m o v e P e r s p i r a t i o n O d o r . — The un­ pleasant' odor produced by perspiration is ifrequently the source of vexation to persons who are subject to it, Nothing is simpler thau tq remove this Odormucbmore effectually than by tho application o f such costly unguents and perfumes as .are in use. It is only necessary tq procure some o f the compound Spirits o f ammonia^ and place about two tablespbonfnlB in a basin of water. Washing the face, hands and arms With this, leaves the skin as dean, sweet aad fresh as one wish. The wash is perfectly harmless, snd very cheap. It is re­ commended on the authority of an experienced physician. A most excellent lady u|i town Is much ex­ ercised in mind to know how it is that a lit­ tle qnlcksttyer in a glass tahe can toak'e soch Awlfdl hot Weather by just tiring aainch or two. ‘ ' , ----- . ♦ ' r . The best househlod receipts—The receipts op your tradesman’s bills.

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