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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN AUSTRIA.I

SERVANTS AND THEIR CHARACTERS.

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A WINTER IN ITALY.

THE INNISKILLINGS AND THE…

THE NEW [STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY…

THE ADVENTURES OF A CHIMNEY.

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THE ADVENTURES OF A CHIMNEY. There lives in New Hampshire a man called Joe, a fellow noted for the tough yarns he can spin. A correspondent (says a New York paper) informs us that Joe called in at Holton's lately, and found him almost choked with smoke, when he suggested:— You don't know as much about managing smoky chimneys as I do, squire, or you'd cure 'em." Ah said Holton, with interest, "did you ever see a. smoky chimney cured ?" "Seen it?" said old Joe, "I think I have. I had the worst one in Seaboard county once, and I cured it a little too much." How was that?" asked Holton. "Why, you see," said Joe, "I built a little house out yonder, at Wolf Hollow, 10 or 12 years ago. Jim Bush, the fellow that built the chimneys, kept blind drunk three-quarters of the time, and crazy drunk the other. I told him I thought he'd have something wrong; but he stuck to it and finished the house. Well, we moved in, and built a fire the next morning to boil the tea-kettle. All the smoke came through the room and went out of the windows; not a bit went up the flues. We tried it for two or three days, and it got worse and worse. By-and-bye it came on to rain, and the rain began to come down the chimney. It put the fire out in a minute, and directly it came down by the pailful. We had to get the baby off the floor as soon as we could, or it would have been drowned. In fifteen minutes the water stood knee-deep on the floor. I pretty soon saw what was the matter. The drunken cuss had put the chimney wring end up, and it drawed downwards. It gathered all the rain within a. hundred yards, and poured it down by bucketfuls." Well, that was unfortunate," remarked Holton, but what in the world did you do with the house ? Surely, you never cured that chimney ?" "Didn't I, though?" answered old Joe; "yes, I did." "How ?" asked Holton. Turned it the other end up," said the incorrigible, "and then you ought to have seen it draw. That was the way I cured it too much." Drew too much ?" asked Holton. Well, squire, you may judge for yourself," said old Joe. "Pretty soon we got the chimney down the other end up I missed one of the chairs out of the room, and directly I see'd another of 'em shooting towards the fireplace. Next the table went, and I see the back log going up. Then I grabbed the old woman under one arm and the baby under t'other, and started but just as I got to the door I see'd the cat going across the floor backwards, holding on with her claws to the carpet, yelling awfully. It wasn't no use. I just see her going over the top of the chimney, and that was the last of her." Well, what did you do then ?" asked Holton of course you could not live in such a house ?" "Couldn't I, though?" said Joe "but I did I put a poultice on the jamb of the fireplace, and that drawed t'other way, so we had no more trouble."

WOMEN IN RANGOON.

A BATH BY INSTALMENTS.

INTERESTING SCIENTIFIC FACTS.

THE LAW OF LADIES' BONNETS!

A SWISS TRAGEDY.

WHERE WILL IT END?

A WELCOME TO THE BABY PRINCE.

THE NEW MORGUE IN PARIS.

DISEASES OF OVERWORKED MEN.

A WOMAN'S RIGHTS IN SLAVERY.…

LOOKING FOR A SUPPER.

ENGLAND AND THE WAR IN NEW…

The ^Latte. CONSPIRACY to…

TO THE EDITOR.

lOSMINISCENCE OF THACKERAY.

DEATH OF " A MAN OF MARK !"

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