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The echo. (Rush, N.Y.) 1879-1881, August 12, 1880, Image 5

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THE ECHO. Thursday Evening August 12, 1880, Published on alternate Thursdays, by JWW^D Ii. WIhg6ft EDITOR & PROPRIETOR, Subscription, S5cts. per annum. Advertising Rates: 1 time 4 times 8 times. 6 lines, 25 cts. 85 els. $150 J column, 50 cts, $1 70 3 00 ^ do. 85 cts. 3 35 0 00 EDITORIAL NOTICES. A Fool's Errand, Is the title of a new book shown to us by . Mr. Thomas J. Jeffords. \An enlarged and illustrated edition, to which is added The Invisible Empire, by the same author. A record of thrilling adventures 7 and startling facts of life at the south since the war, fully authenticated and never before narrated for the general reader.'' Both works are bound in one volume of 524 pages, with 16 Illustrations. Perhaps we could give no bet- ter idea of the book, than the following, from the Boston Traveller: \Abounds in sketches not matched in the whole range of modern fiction. The author's keen in- sight into character gives him a power which never relaxes to the end, while his skill in dialogue and humorous touches adds great- ly to the charm of the story. It will take a high rank in fiction—a rank like 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.'\ The Boston Daily Advertiser says, \The statesman may gather lessons of wisdom from its pages.\ Mr. Jeffords has the sole agency for Rush and Henrietta. It is bound in English cloth or Russia and sells for $2 or $3 respectively. Scissorings. A two-foot rule—keep your feet dry, Wm. Le Due, the com'r of agriculture, has succeeded in raising tea in the United States. He raised two cups in a restaurant at five cents each, \Water melon-choly sight it will be to see Tanner at his first meal after the fast,\ says a contemporary. We would suggest \water-melon colic.\ A bashful printer refused a situation in an office where girls were employed, be- cause he said he had never \set up\ with a girl in his life, A man has invented a chair that can be adjusted to 800 different positions. It is de- signed for a boy to sit in while having his hair cut. The man who made a shoe for the foot of a mountain is now engaged on a hat for the head of a discpurse, after which he will make a plume for General Intelligence. \ Ten dimes make one dollar\ said the schoolmaster. \Now go on, sir. Ten dollars make one—what?\ \They make one migh- ty glad these times,\ said the boy, and the master who hadn't got his last-montlrs pay concluded the boy was about right. He was making a call and they were talking of literature. \The Pilgrim's pro- gress\ she remarked, \always seems to me painful. Of course you are familiar with Bunyan?\ He said he had one on each foot, and they bothered him a good deal. Do they, though ? A lady in Germantown, Pa., who lives near a church, was sitting by the window listening to the crickets, which were loudly chirping, the music from the choir being faintly audible, when a gentleman dropped in who had just passed the church and had the music full in his mind. \What a noise they are making to-night,\ he said. \Yes replied the lady, \and it is said they do it with their hind le&s !\

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