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AN UNRULY APPRENTICE SENT…

INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITIONS AND…

CHARGE OF CRUELTY TO A HORBE.

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WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

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The Tavern-keeper and Ba^fc-wallseK. There was;a fellow once stepped out o £ the door of a tavern on the Mississippi, meaning to. walk a mile up the shore to the next tavern. Just at the landing there lay a big raft-one of the regular old-fashioned whalers—a raft a mile long. Well, the fellow said the raft was a mile long, and be'said, unto himself, I will go forth- and see the great wonder, and let. mine eyes behold, the timber which the band of man hathhewn." So he got at the lower end, and began to ambulate over the wood in pretty fair time. But just as he- walked up the river it walked down, hath travelling at about the same rate. When he- got to the end of the sticks he found they were pretty near shore, and in sight of a tavern; so he landed and. walked straight into the bar-room he had come out of. The general sameness of things took him a littleaback, but he looked the landlord straighirin the face, and,settled it in his own way. "Publican," said he, "are, you gifted with any twin-brother who keeps a similar- sized tavern, with a duplicate wife, a comporting wood-pile, and corresponding circus-bills, a mile off from here?" The tavern-keeper was fond of fun, and accordingly said it was just so. And publican, have you, among, your dry goods, for the entertainment of man and beast, any whisky of the same size as that of your brother's ? And the tavern-keeper said that from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same he had. They took drinks, when the etranger said, "Publican, that twin-brother of yours ia a mighty fine man-a very fine man indeed. But do you know that I'm afeared he suffers a good deal with the Chicago diphtheria." "Arid what is that ? asked the toddy-sticker. It is when the truth settles so firm in a man that it never comes out. Common doctors of the ca-titip-sort call it lying. When I left your brother's confectionery there was a raft at his door, which he swore on his life was a mile long. Well, publican, I walked that raft from bill to tail, from his door to a irn. Now, I know leg-time, an I'm jest as good for myself as tor a hoss, and better for that than any man you ever did see. I always t walk a wilb iir exactly, twenty minutes on a good road, an' I'll be busted with an over-loaded Injun gun if I've been more than ten minutes coming here, step- ping over the blamed logs at that.Americanroper.

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DUBLIN INTERNA TIONAL EXHIBITION.…

A LITTLE FRENCH CLUB.