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Voli&IE XilvQu. 23.,,,
Ijidcporulont in fill things.
OHIO, SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1873.
2 in -A.lvnnco.
WHOLE NUMBER 1222.
i-Kit-i ok uiciiii"rioN i
Two DtillarepHraniiiiin-paiiUtrlcliy In advanoa.
Clergymen 'fill be aii,i,illel with (ha paper for O
'"'' AOVBIirMniM II.TK81
IV lire llnja oMbpp jr fmiiiiroll n ike annar.. ,
0 i I euro 1 yei-M Ml rwoqiwrmmii.Mn
itinitiriS wlc.. I VI Two-uiiari-aSmop. 8 10
On inare 8 mo.. 1 00 Twniitiarn.i J"""1. ' ;JJ
, Duel tuiire ino.. 5 Oil I Fonrt'iarop llvcar 15 'Ml
- 6 inrt I year,. 8 0 I Half enlnmii 1 ' "J
it nlnep,!afip nnt'ivorlveilnep-pervear. ... .8
Ohltnarv Vnllcpa not of ji'iwwl Intnrp half mte.
Local -Siitlcop Ten Cent a line for ouch In'ctllon.
of ery deaerlptlon attended to on rail, and done In t
mnt ta-teflil mmm'T.
TILRIt CAM' HlKi Dcalcrp In Fancy
Staple Dry timid. FmnMv (IriwprW-. anil C'rnc
South Hlora. rUrvndon rtloi k. Aahtanuia.jmw
iw u-w I .... I ... in n. I Iom In (Iroperlea.
Crockerv and la-Ware, neat door north of pi'
Homo, Main trcet. Ahtalnla, Oliloai
cpH.-. I'rovl-loup. Kl .nr. Keo.l, K.in liri. and Itomea
tic Frnlta. Hil. Kih. Plnier. Water-Mine, Kecda
0.. M In PtreethUhula. Ohio.
TV. IIKDIIHtn, Dealer In F!oitr 1'o k. Ilump
L'iril, aii l all kind of PVh Aln. all klndp or Fmnl
ly OrocerlBP, Fruitd and Conruciloiiory. Ale anil Ho
J. P. KOtlF.lt rons Ac ftV, D.t.ilerp In ever
description of ll.inta, ho.-. II il and l!apa. ANo
on hand a atock of choice F.unllv Itnic.fncp. Miiln
atreut. corner of Centre. Aphlalmln. (Hno. Hi
D. W. It AKHI,!., Corner Sprlnirand Main pIp.
AIiiIiiiIh. onio. I) nkr III Dry tioixlK. Onaeripp
CrockPry. Ac. Ac. MO
II. I.. .tlOHUIs, Dealer In Dry Oood. Orr
ceiiep. Iliaiti- '111.1 hou. limp, t'npp. Iianlwar
Crockery. Hook. lViln'. t Hp Ac . Aflitahu a . Bil
1IBNHY P. PIIICKElt, P., replilencp on
i: i ire. 'i mre.it. N' Till of the South P.il'k. OlHep In
8 ii ti' Vow 'II 'k. .ijiaKlltf fie FiPk llon-e. HOT
Wit. H. It. ttltu, I'hv-lclan and ftiiritenn. office
ovjr Hon Irv vlnr toV(reMliletice near Sl.l'eter
f! iiircu. A-hmhiiln..
nit. K 1 "I tti. would Infor.n tn trluinU, .mil Hie
null lc jun inilr t hit he ni'iv lie found at IiIp realdcncp
oi: Park Street, ra Iv to attend lo nil irofcKloiiHl
cill. ' llcohoitrp. fro:n ti to 1 I'. M. Aplitabnln i.
May 1. HII8 "M3
onnnCR "WOOIt". Ilomiropitli'criyp'ciini n'
H.iri'eioi. tlPIc -ame iif forinerlv. N o. I Mnii Slr.n
Aii;aiiia. Ohio. O Bee hour from 1 lo'i . M : I ti
1 t. M.. and evpnlnif. lv lie louiiil at the oflipeal
TMO.nPSO 1IOIISI!, Jcff r-on. OMo
M J P KITE.Trop.
Good t.lvery In ciinnvctlnn with 'he Hoimp.
,1. C. T1IOMCS0N. Prop.
Fiee Blip to and fro n the car. 114
''-ii- tt.HJ.st. Aflnaliiila. Ohio. A. Field. I'morl-
6 or. An Otiinlliii nniiiilii? to and from every train ot
c r. Alo, a ifooa iitry-laoie Kepi in coiineeiioi
with thla h.iilae. to convey papneliura lo hii)
SllTAlli;i. HOl!NI!-A. J. Smith. Pmnrle
tor .it. on Si, iiiulii, oulo. Lariru I'n'. He Hull
iron I iverv. and iiinnlhu tn and from ilteilaiuit. 104;
CAliiN KT WAKK. ,
TllHV UliOltll. Mjiinfaeliirer of. anil Dealer h
Kiir.iltin-o .f t'ie heat d.'c -Iption, anil every varietx
Al-o 'teneral L'tidcrtaker. -itnl Manufueitirer of Cotlln
to order. Main trect. -North ol South I'nlillc Siiin
Aahiabula. 1 tin
V. 9. IK 1011, M imilactntw and Denier In Fir'
UI-IPS r urnitrnw. mpo, oeiierai iinocriHiter. ii.j.i
P. K. II A I.
I.. Denttt. Aphtarmla, O. orftc
.between Main and 'ark. Hit:
.. W. NKI.S. Dentl.-t. Al.tnbiila. u.
pa vlalta t;oiineaut, Weded.iy aud Thn ilav oi
each ta-dcu. . -j mm
W. T. W I ACK, . I. S Kl.'u-vill-.o.l-pre
itred to atteii ; lo all oonrai'oni III hta nrof''lon.-
h make a ppeclalltr of "Oral Snraery" mid vlni'
the ntaral teeth. Iliai
PIU )TO(i l A 1 1 1 El ! S.
PRBn. V. HLAKKKLKK. IMiotnL'rnphernn
dealer in Picinre. Knt'iavln. Cliromop. &c. Iiavlnj.
.a lareemniulv of Motildlnira ol vriniideerlptlon. I.
nrpoareil to fnime imv lliine In the metnre line, at
ah'irt notice and In the bet tvp. Serond floor of the
Hall atore. nd door South of Itnnk Mann ttvet. liM
tv n. wif.l.l Tf silliv. .iddlpr and llarnp.
Mi.Mr fu.iMi.liu Ktk Hlopk. Main nrrpet. Abtahnla
Ohio, ha on hand, and mnkea to order. In the hi i
manner, everythlnir I" hl line. ' lit "
. C FOHIt, Maniiticinrer and Dealer In Saddle,
tfarneaa. Hrlille. t;oilar. Trunk. Wnlpp, c. oppo
cite Flk H'lti-e. Ahtahnla. Ohio. nn
OBI, W. liriIViV, Jeweler. KepalrhiK o
all klillln ol w Jlliee. uiiK-n nun ueweuy. oiur
Aahtanula lloue Block. Ahlahula, Ohio,
JIAiTIKS K. STKHIIIXS. Dealer In Wtilche-
Clock, Jewelry, silver ill I Plan l Ware, c. It.
nairimr of all kind lime well, and nil oiMtra promol
fy alluniled m. Main Strain. AIUHtmla 1 loll
J. H. AUIIOTT. Dealer ip Clock, Watclie. Jewel
ry, etc. tingi-Ving, Mi ndi'iK and Itcpuirnii; done t.
ordor. Shoo on H-im atroet, Couueaui, Ohio. S I
.. MAN LrKAC I' U K EUS.
TMRKTHH. IDDICJ4 A VO., Jolihera am
itnliil.tr. in mMiiuf .enirer of lloor. .sah. It'llnU
Hlilintr. rloorlli-. and Uuildera' Material ir.'iieralh
Kapeeial -nieiiitou .iveu to olaaed In. Iowa, S. ml
riawlu j, Mon!.iiii c.
ii A si'RICR 1'KK A. U. GIDDINUS.
J. A.KNAPP 18
n r. f !l. I. lev Mniiufacturer of liath, Slillm.
MonldiH.. C'nvvaa Boxe. Ax. I'laiilmr, Matching
ml Ser.twl sawiuir done on lite Hunt t liollce
Rhnn nn tln Hiruet- a n.ilie LheLuoer Park. A i
tabula. OhlO; 44
PH8VCI1 Ac W1.1IILKV M nufictcrer D.nler-
iuail kind of beatner iu Ueniaml lu t ll I m.iik-1 ou
do Phipii x tro.iiulery. A-htaniiia. lion
ATTOICNEVS AND AGENTS.
ltKittI A.V, ll., A
' ii,,y AiidOoiliipeiora al I. i
MIKIt.U IN. Mtmr
noa aiia ooilupuiora ai i. v, .tiiiaMii i, trinu, wi
practlculu ludcouria or nan antiia, i.aaeami oouiiku
Labai 8. SuauMAN, rHKiio.ina Hall.
J. II. tBKHa. 1018
( if 1 tt t il. PirCll, Au..ruuy ami Couuaelh
At Law. Meaarv rumie. Aiiuiuuia. onio. nucciai
t.imlim iriveii lo tiid SelLieiuont ol e'iauia.anil m Con
yuyaiMiiu and Coliuctiug, Alao tu all matter arming
nnder the Banknipi taw. i"'i
. at. via iffll.Jn-ttee.if the Pi-aiui and vauul f.i
me llariii4,.rJii.i. tH Fruiikllii Fire liini wb Cuoipa
nln. il Hau in tiid dt'ire "f CVoby Weilierwax. h
ai il Street. O.iooito tlia F'k Uou. Aabutbiila
n j. .iv ill -Kale rr. A .em Home luuraiice Coin
.any, of New Vork ,1'ap.iai, ,''.'' aud ol Cliai
r. Mi,,. ... iit.i.ii,,r.i. i;t. aiu.
uaa unu iii.iuiiukv ""'-"Iv,;..
attend rn wriiltm of Hue I. !.'. -
I. it. HOOK. Auor-iey an I Ooiiii.-llor at Law
m ..... U....I,.: l. II, I r.lale A lTviii. .Mam lleel
Over Monlmiii A Tirknor a toie.
. V . . . ,i.. ii
o 1 1 to us t.t r.
ti. AUthuU. ohm.
ti tn St WKI-IlMtWAX. -leiler-ln stove-
ei...A74M l. .ii.-.. W re. Niieli Ilir-lware. (11
ur... i.. .. I I i n i.Trl n n ii. I'etrilll-U'll
, '.u. ti.- lPl.tr It i a' i- V.h-ihn) I.
ii.,. r,iii .i..i.k of Paint, nil. Variilp'n
. Bi-a-citia. A)C
' ClitAHQK '. H7tlMD, D-aler lu llartw
Iron, si.-l anl V ills Niov. i in raw.
. .n l T.tt, n.l rU'inilf.l'ltliri.r of Till Sheet
Inn and Copper War. Flk-i Block Aahla'vila.
"1117 BIHLOIXi LOT POIt NA1.KI Dealer
In Mi'ater Lima. Htiicco. ta"d I'lirl' r. He, 1 Kaiata
BDQAR MA, Flr and Life Inaaraneaanil 'ta
Ktai Airent. AIo, Notary PoWIe and Conveyanepr.
OtSi d over Sherman aud Hall'a Urn Offlce, Aahtalm-
Ail.",.D. "if V,,TTnckr,!n.,f,, A IT vXct
J. K. WlTUOla, rainier, truaier.
All widk dou wllb ueatueaa aim de.p-.ich.
J. kVHI. BLITH, Ageutfortba IJvaruK.L t-'O-doa
A Oloba Inaurauce Co. Cab tuall over t'W
. too Sold, In the U. tV. fAd0O.0u0L uokolera
yeJvMJ. . ...,......; Ui
- i. i i tt.- .'' i ' " ' '
I . . . Ii1 I; '
n t MTU NICWHKHII V, Itnire t and Armthp.
, cn-iy.and ifi-in-rdl dealer In Di. Medicine. M Inef
and l.lqu r. fnf medical piirpnnv. t-am y aim miiei
Hood, Maine rtrcct. corner of Oct'trn. Alnalnila.
MIIHI.ICN H. HWIFr, A.hl iliilla. Ohio, ncaiei
In Urua-p ami Medlclncp, llrnccrlp. rcrnnncr., .u
Fancy Article., nipcrlor Tea.. li"'p. r.rr. r
vorlnir lillractp. Patent Medlrlnep or evpry ncpcnp
tl .n. Pilnia. Dvea. Varii1hc. BnkIim. Fan- Soap.
Ifntr n."tnMllv. Ilnlr (ilia, all or which will
tin old at thf Inwept priced. I'maprlptlnna prepared
with piiea'tie rare. ,
UftllltUK Wllilittn, Dealer in nry-uooiip.
(IrOPprleP. Mat. I an. l"oi. -MM"-, . m- nrrr, i
Warp A1o. whnlpe dp and r'till dcalp In Hard,
warn. Seddlerv. Nail. Iron. Htpel. Drue. Med-rim-,
Patnta. Ol'. Iiyetnlf., Ae.. M iln pt Ahlahitra. KKKI,
EVnnlHI, KPKIIIIV Ac f'O.. Mnnrtfar.
HIIIp. Mill "al'nif. Keltic. Sink", hlel)ll Chopp". p.
VIwpii't Fonrilrv, Aiitnnin. unto. nwi
AKIITtllll. NATION I, lltK, APltn-
hn a Ohln II Fa-itt. frp- t. .1. m a. iii.Tn,
Cii-hler amliorlr.d fupliai. $in.Pio t a-h Capital
pil.l In PMioil. II. Fa-pttt. I. H. CBo-bt ('. K.
BuiTcr. II .1. NrTTt rrox. P. Nrt 1 1. Wi. I't wiiikpt.
K. (I. Waiinf.b. CiiaHt.r.a vai.kkh, r. r. u on. rif
TIIR AJIITAnlH. I.Ottt AUSOdtTIOJI
i'AI'U'VI. atoo.iHio iMiico tatti Mruci, next uoor
aouthof Fl"l l..ne dnpp
(laarnAi. Hankimo Prtarp.
Biivp "nd ppIIp Forelirn and F.aatcrn F.xcl anae, Onld.
silver, and all kind- of l:. s. Hecnrlll. .
Colleciloii promptlv nttenited to and ren Itted for on
flav or.tvment. at cnrreni rniep 01 pxenanu.
IntervPl alluwed ol time depimlts.
F.snilmnn. Geo. C. lliiMmnl, I nn nro Tvler,
.1. II Shepnrd, .1. W lla-kcll. II. I.. Morrleii,
i. ii. rui nimmn. i
F.8II.UMAN. Prtnt. A. A. ifTHWftr r.).i,r
KIVAIC!?j. PI KHC'K Dealer In riotlilne. Data
t'fipi. nniMlentP Fnrinphnitf tiomlp. Alilal)illa. . p.14
W A I T I? A- at I I. I., Wliolppalr mid Ileal
Dealer In Itiaily Made Clotliliii;. Mirnialiiiii; op
t . (': -'ititt nla """
NEW Flli 31 1
MR nii'li'VOL"" wniiM rcD"'" fn'ly
annonnrp to the rtl7!i-n of Apli'nlnil nn'' vlcln
that tiny niay lie louiiU at the old tauil nl a. U.
A LARGE ANT) CHOICE STOCK
G- JFl. OCJZlJELTTZl&.
We hope by low prlcppan-1 f ilrdenllneto merit a phnre
of pu'ilic palrouaKe.
A. II. & E. W. SAVAOE.
VSJITttl't.A. VOIIMGStOVVSI Ac PITTS-
IJIH .11 It AIL ItOAU.
ff in' Mil- "im Miv flth, lf"3, ami mill
loilee Iron tviii run a to-iows ;
HUNSINU aol'TH. I m-NMQ M HTII.
EXI'll FliKIO T
NO. 1. No, 5.
io a -j
U.S. & M s.('riini;
.. . A-l -a'Miln
. .. . Muiipoti I'lll ....
Km l t'rei-k
I n t
7 8 .'
....New Lvnie. ...
Ill - mill field
... lrlti. (' litre...
... .Oravel Ita k .. .
I Ii 45
A. it. W. CroBln
I'rUr lllll.. ..
8 Ui Fitti-burnh 7 10
P. X. '
D. II. VcCOY, fnpt.
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVI ION.
from and after May S5ih. 1S78. rani.fer Tialna
run a follow :
Vn. T.INo. ft,.o. l. a Alios. . '-j "
P A A M I PMIP- AM
1 45 7 00 (III City Fat.. 8 w III.
I 5t 7 03 r. .Iiiiict I'll 8 uo tt t .'
on 7 lor. Oln liy-Viett 8 no s 6ft
8 III 7 lir. It. no I ' 8 4-
8 Sit X7 SS Hill XI a 8 Ml
8 :jn 7 nvx Krai klin I H Su
4 x r.S Summit xl 8 Mi.
8 5.-1 7 m Polk I 7 !!
am 8 Ilia Idiymatoii Iw 7 4ii
8 8S 8 87 Niiplc .. 1 1 W
8 S'i 8 8' la sioneiioro .... 18 4. 7;i.
xi ih xs 85 lliancii x.8.it x" i:.
a 40 - 4liil lark i8 ' 7 .4
8 Ml 8 iiiliilllley 18 1 7 14
4 01 II 1 Sah'lll 18 US II 10
4 i'.l II III A II W Crosa. l.ll 5- II 4.i
4 Si 0 00 jj ,' J-iimwmw 0 10 (18.
4 3p SOT tt 47 'Turner villi.. . I ilm h 581 fl 8:.
4 ..'.i S 15 tt rpi-iiiioirpi'iimiia till' n 48 III.
4 64 ll 8 0 II a Anluivr ... Ill i.i r b, Ii ill
Bon tllll III 81'Hurlnr'p Leon. Ill 4" 8 U lib-
5 lii M' III aO'Uorrtt.. Ill Ii H III 5 45
5 8 7 (W 10 4S a 4. llerMili Ill Ii. 7 45 5 :i
5 4'J 7 -0 II W l'lllliolllh II Wi 7 aM 5 18
II ill 7 85 11 1 L ,,,..,1,, 1H ! 11'
ilH, 7 4i 11 4 -i II ui 7 in 1 Ii.
8 ill III 15 8 l.VO'evelulili , 7 u 4 80 10 45
fiiampmI i I 1' I f
I ruin ptup i.iily on Me.nn!. xTi-i In do tint bioii
t'ele-'lapli Niiiiioiip. tlevi liaid '1 inc.
1'no Imy rreltlll liatna lop at. weltei'Hoti in ulli
tVci-l, it 4.88 I'. .!.. ami xollli; a-lul l.oti A, .V. 1 heti
ruin euro paeuueia.
P-iKpenu'er are ai loe rate of 8 centr per mile : to vo
platlon. i om.teil in even Imll itinie.
a. If 111. It A IL, A 1.
Abstract of Time Table Adopted Jan. 20th, 1872.
pL'LL.MAN'S Ii hi Drawn, u- i i
a. sleeiitint C ache, cotubiiilni' all tnutlcrii ini-
iiMvoiuctit, are run tin-oii'j;h on a. I iron fro.n IJutiien.
Ul-u-loli itrnlj'e. Miluoi r)!, Cleveluno nnu tit.
n.i,ati lo ri w 1 1 rk. mi k litif iiti t tl ti'i.iiiiiii.ii wh
ill lineaoi foreiLru ami coatwte ti'aiiier,.. ui.it ai.
vith moiiiiu Bie.nu' rr hiu ruiiwai mica ir noiin aim
itller .uw r.lnflHlnl flllea. ' '
.l ;. ... .
5 lo " I Jiu "
I X. n r
7 oil "
; 4 1
" i 4 no
i il.) '
Uiltalo .'. ..
I 8 55 '
1 II 51 '
III (ill '
I 8 0.1 "
8 :w 1
II ot '
18 M in
.Iiil iiellavlll -. ...
oi'iiiii ..... .. .
i avcrly .... .... .
'8 lis ph 7 -5
U .18 i 7 5S
I 1U 8 40
i'liilel,-li da ....
lo ai I , . . .
8 ill "
8 6 "
4 P5 "
4 i "
Ii 55 "
Ii VP A M
real lleml ,
uiuf hdli'd. . .. .
aea-iw'x -ii. ... ,
1 - Oil
lloiiet-ll.ile. . . ..'i
1 1 'it A I
IS 4. P.M
i 8s ' '
8 in '
I (T8S "
tt 48 '
II 55 '
4 rsi r .
Hlepplnv ei hr.
Ho, S. Sleepinu Couche from tMeveland to Itnmi IIP
villa, and DrawliiL'-l'ooin Cnaclie from Su-ran-i
- alon Bridge, Nlaifora Fall aud Buffalo lo New
No. Is-Hlcep.,,. Conche. from fl. clnn.1l. 8n.ppn.loo
, Z" '
a,eninir ('nalie. from Clevpliind. 8nnPnpon
tirldire. Niagara Falla and Buffalo to Snaniiehanna
and Urawlnv Room Coachee from Bunjuut'ai.u
la New York.
Ask for tickets Via ErieRsilwsy.
For RaJe tUU principle Ticket Offloea,
- Jpto, J. AiWQTT, Got. fa. Jptntt.
Arrangements of WHAT BECOMES OF EDI ORS."
W .nl iHTimn-a nf tin- 'illt(irf
'rinu'a linl fM like li kirn (
Tin v (In lj( ii) l iiuixl on I'titlli,
Ami In lii-nvi n niiiilil ti e" t
Dt annil'lliilttf W I'll!" to ti II ui
T v -r- n p roil i1 a
Anil In Iln- ir fHi liparnf er
Will be '-Ml (till In lite tai l."
Wi've Imhti ililtiklnit lltla qnttitliin over,
Ami ll lionlili a lis n l"'"l' i
II iMunptii n In iln- ilnyiinii',
A ml lili ilri'iiina (llaiiil iia our flccp ;
Bui Ilia tiitir.' v' ion I i ( iiiuii
Tlie i' I'l'tr lm mi ni l" '
Ami br it na In llila nini-lirin't
'I ln y',1 In Ii It nut In Iln: M l."
Now retifi n yomsi If'n nmivcnl
i t lit It in In . I II. i in I T
Wl'lllllll'l III! J LD lO 111'"' fwl'llfi
A"M IUo"i' ir r- tliliiu f
WiuMn't iln-y hnye iwn pnriifa, I
A oil ii liol'l y. in i, in n i T
Tlini llliij.' winiiliifvir ilo up iln re I
TlitJ 'll In- "I' Ii i-ni In iln- tat l."
Ii'n vi ry "I'll io tnllf, air.
And lomy ym.r ln-tl nuU 1 vt-1 ;
Bit ilnl toil ivi r kimw iiiieiliiiir
TIimI ilitlti'l kni m "ill Ml I '
Von tlmi'i st.)ioHe Ii r n niiHiii iit
'I lint lir in men cmilil gel.
Anil In- n vi'llltitf "fnpy"
Tlny'il "lii-"li ll ""I in 'I'" ct
Tin n-.a I'm.' limn- point we'll mention
v Iiiiic Vim ot:'l uet "HVtiJi ll
Eni Ii'n "cm ri-mly ifpoitnl"
TIihi tlin -tr MM iM cusp' lllll il."
Xow niil yov i vi r ki.tiw tu. E litor
Tlini In' ' pnilcil Ii wi n I" yi i?
Tin J 'rr mil a uniiiif lo ilo it Hi' rt
Tin v'll t y 'mil in Hie wi I."
THE BUILDING PERIOD.
THE BUILDING PERIOD. A SERMON,
BY REV. S. D. PEET.
r enrhid in the i'vuimpiUfiioi L'lvrih, Sub-
bili Kttuiug. if-ty 2t't, 18.:'.
'And lliey paid, go to, let u buiid ua a city" Gem
kpi xi I.
History nreats itself. This b lildinp
of a city mid of a tower immediately
after the flood, is not the only one that
1 as occuned, but iu every generation
vt d ace we bear the same words sound-
i g among the people, like an echo,
ilie race its it eiiiiigcii .loin the ark and
went down liom the mountain to the
j lain, struck the key-note, Mid each na
tion as it has arisen has taken up the
refrain, until row, lour thousand years
alter, every individual sings the tune as
he goes forth to toil una lo labor. This
building process is not an event of iih
one time. It belongs to a certain sti'gc,
rather than to a time. Like the open
ing of the buds in spring-time, each new
era lias its season lor the blossoming in
to building and the expansion of the
teeming, swelling life of man comes out
in the many and varied houses iu which
lie lives. There is a season when the
gr.at work of the auin a! cieition is to
build its nests and repair the houses for
the birth ol' the new creatu e that are
to -coj le this wide, wide win id. The
tislies of the sea, the birds of the air and
the beasts oi the iorcsts are making
houses wilhout hands, iind the nests in
a thousand branches are only emblems
or types ot the houses which men are
forming fur the habitations of their
families. l-'roin the frozen regions of
the north to the sunny glades of the
south, nmid the eternal ice-liehls, and the
evergreen forests, amid the rocky hills
anil in 1 he tangled jungles, every creature
is building a house, until this "green,
flowery, rock-built earth, trees, moun
tains, rivcis ami many sounding seas"
have become the building places for
creation. And the works of man!
W hat are they but the buildings which
he has erected, the cities he has found
ed, the towers and monuments and tem
ples he has erected in the spring-time of
Ins lile ami then flown away ami lelt
as ihe only sign of his existence. There
is, then, something inexpressibly sail
ilnl solemn even iu this most hopeful
season id' his histol'V, and the question
irises, us we look back over these differ
ent periods, what shall have become of
us v hen our building period shall have
clostd, and what shall lie the monuments
ue shall lca o upon the earth alter we
have gone, as the evidence of our exist
ence? Tl ere are certain characteristics to
even' binPiipir period which are lratight
with cicat moral lessons, and nothing
III I A. ..... to elooiient to us than the
lessons which the whole history of the
rat e is teaching us. 1 he statue ot iMem
iKiit is siad to have sent forth a sound so
strange, when the sun arose and the
tiist rays began to strike Ks head, that
the beholders were held in awe with the
mysterious roles. W lint is the soiled
t'ni o.ii" 1 U ding period rends lorth, a
u.c sun oi piispcrity lights upon ur
tin. 11 we listen and Live heed to the
solemn tones and Ieai u the lesson which
the I criod inay teach us? Let us then
c .nsider these lessons ot Inst orv, and
troiil the Rep;. rale ( haratteristics, learn
that which may be lor our lasting bene
I. The building period is the primitive
stage ol history. It is so with the null
vidiud, with the ccnuniiiiitv, the nation
a tl the raie, (tt is the priiiiiuve si,-i.e
ol luai kil d.) One of the fust tilings
which the man desires to do when he
I et i'iiiis n man, is to build. J.very man
h i Lis I mining period as much its have
the bird' ol ti e 1 rests. In his child
h (;d and youth, he thought jioting of it,
ii iiis ohl age, he is weary of it; but in
the maturity of his manhood he has an
eagerness lor this. It is the animal in
stinct coming out; it is the family feel
ing finding its embodiment in this natu
ral shape; the parental affection and the
home like wishes, pressing Ihe man to
t lis form of activity. So ol w;iole com
munities. It is true that the first thing
they do is to build. Lel'oio the prairies
are ploughed or the fields are fenced,
before the forests are felled or the crops
secured, before the rock-bound coast is
explored or the winter is passed, even
before the first cargo is landed and the
nation begins its history, the cabin, the
hut, or the rude structure, is erected for
the abode of the advancing r n e. The
wuu Indian mignt have roamed over
the "wild plains, or made his camp-fires
under the green forests, or hid his corn
crops under the sand heaps, but his rude
tents are struct: iu a moment and notn
in is left of him but the bent poles.
the burnt fire-brAods or the place in the
I i d r -4'1 .a; v-x
groiHi'l wliorc lii firo Ima koiip out. I!ut
with civilizc'l ninti tlit fniiiilntioiia fr
future, penerntioii nie hii'l in the
hoiiat cri'ttftl na the nijrn of the coniing .
race, the water murk of the coining tid',
evidence of the npproachtng age.
There is no receding from these lines,
until the tide of natunl life is full, un
the nation begins its decline, and its
orv is written its work completed. '
. y . . . 1 . '
I then the ruins mark where matt lias
en, and where the civilization of tlio I
oast is buried. Tin-re may be different I
building lieriods to the name cuiiiinunit v, j
and like notiio towns on the western riv
.1 ..f .1.1 - .i:.'..w.l.
VIS, Die lllillAl HI Ul'llllll IIU IIS llinillll.tl V
seen as the rings "on the trees, yet eaeli
new stage be only the- primitive period
a future history. Autii-tiai-ians tell
about the different nges of primeval
man markea iy the rem.-niis that are
found beneath the ground. There is
. .. - .
the stone ayre, ami tin; nronzc age, niui
. . , i t
the iron age, each betokening a different
ftage iii the condil'iun of the race; su
these primitive buihlinu'S are signs of
the growth, like the ditVeivnt circles in
the covering of the shell-lish, or like the
mini mi tin. Iifirna uf tin. nv Siiilir.iii iti'
the age to which the animal lias grown,
So a city may hat e its log period, its
boird period, its brick period, its stoi.e
lerioil, its mariile-lroiit j erio'l, its iron
peiiud and perhaps the next will be its
gold period. It is strange, too, how civ
ilization casts off its covering and leaves
its gigantic ruins like some monster ser-
pent which has crept out of its worn
skin, ami hi ft it on tlie sand, or like
the worm dropping off its covering and
rising up to its gorgeous butterfly slate.
(.io with me to the scenes of I lie past!
Let us look forthe birth-place of the
race. With reverent hearts and muffled
steps, let us search for the home of our
ancestors, and view v lieie the rat e v?:x
cradled. l'ar away over the waters, far
beyond the towers of Lngland, the ca
thedrals of 1 ranee, past the St. l'eters
of Rome, bevond the in n rels f Con-
stantiiittpie, beyond tne signs ol the
crescent and the cross, even across
the burning desert, and amid the
frozen sand waste, in loneliness, in si
lence, but iu grandeur, behold the mon
uments of the past. Covered whit the
accumulated sands of many ages, crum
bled, and rent, and torn, and burnt,
worn w ilh the ruin of tiiue,l.ehold t'ie cra
dle aud the irrave. Hide thev lie, silent,
and desolate, and dreary; Idling the be-
holder with awe at their very solitude,
and yet surprising him with their ex
tent. " Is it possible that these have re
mained since the beginning of the race?
That he p of sand and brick and mor
tar, that immense tower so black, scar
red, and se;imeil, that heap of rubbish,
standing like a desolate mountain amid
the area of sand yes. that itself- is no
other than the tower of Label. It was
the cradle of the race, but it soon became
the grave. They said, (Vo , let us
build a city, and :t tower who e
top may reach unto heaven, and
let us make a name; but God said,
Go to, let us go down and there con
found theirlangtiage; and the Lord se t
tcred them abroad from thence upon the
face of the earth. That building period
was indeed a wonderful age. Look at
the dimensions of those ruins, at the
size of that tower. Look around you
and see other signs of buildings that are
ruined. Wander around that lonely
desert, and beside that sullen stream,
and see the buried cities of the catl It
seems hardly possible that the race in its
infancy eould have erected such massive
walls and such magnificent structures.
Is it not the work of the Antediluvians
which has survived the flood? Is it not
the work of the fabled giant race, those
celebrated Titans of a godlike descent,
of whom noctry sings and mythology
pcaks? u as not the mighty .Muirmi
i in thienl nerson. and these the work
of a former race, the heroes and the
- . , ,
demi-gods whom the ancients worship
ped? No! No! It was the budding pe
rind which is the primitive state
of man. The race hat put all it
strength into the erection,
ot this one
great building, a tower
should reach unto heaven,
sand years have passed,
and vet the
race has not excelled the size or massive
ness of these structures ot the aneicuts
And win? because it was the building
liuriod. aud only illustrates what
human energy may accomplish even
in its earliest stages. Every anc'w.io
builds thinks that no one has done s
well as he! Every citv and town and vil
lage beginning its building period, takes
si great deal of pride in the wonderful im
proveinei.t it is making. Every n tt'n
boasts ol tne niagiiiuccuci! oi us Hint
tines. And so the pride and the taste
for building assumes' gigantic propor
tions in its own estimation, lut let
go stand beside the tow er of Label ai
learn its lessons. We think we have ad
vanced so greatly beyond the past, and
we recount the number and magnificent
of our structures its the evidence of out
growth, lint. let us remember that the
building period was the primitive state
and that in reality this is only the
beginning of our history. Do
think that we have completed our work
when wo have erected our houses and
built our city? Ah no, my lrunds 01
it ilization has just begun. We thins.
these builders ot the tower ot Jjabel very
childish to imagine that they could build
a tower whoso top should reach unto
heaven; but not more childish than
if we think all we have to do to get
our heaven is to build our town and our
..irv if uh think wo can defy the al
mighty and pill onrseiveo mjenu
'. I,., mi nil rlrvil h or danifer.
power, safe from all death or danger, and
that we need no higher thing than this,
no surer relugo than our national pros
je -ityand progress. l et us reinemlcr
what the Lord did to the vain builders,
and be wise. The confusion of tongues,
the separation of tire race, tho division
of the nations and the clashing interests
of society, all are constant potest s againt
. .. .. ....!, i,,ivun da t-inc imuietv.
BUY OUCH J.vii. C- " A Jl '
u in na woiilil (ip.nund uiion
, , P,.u . . ;
i..,;i,iinrv onii-if, for
mo then, beforehand, at this very early
v ,.,iu;nr norind of this citv.
,a.-nincr na-air at, these delusions.
our fnliirt: trowt'i, v.ti rniike it tlie -.'r.tvo
of to o"i. T iusi'ul'1 j.yriuni'U i-rccli 'l
to many thou;.inl ycur tigo nre only
tie n , 01 nainoless kp"l. Ttiu
graii'lner of the .trni-turo re-miii!', hut
the nntne, the merits, nnl tlio lifo of the
litiildcrs nre furjot!en forever. ,
Way we remember that it is only ns ,
tlio Irtimnnififrof our f;iriil v lifts that mu
build our houses, so as thy eutraneo up-
i i . . i i . '
on a turner, truer, ncitt-r History, intiy
we begin our new period, and may it
prove a primitive ntae to a futur j glori- i
oils history. J he spirit life has been be
"towed, tl o soul h;ts been born, the re
1irfii.na l.iuli.rif I.... I r.An Airn'i,iiAl f ..t '
.." 7 ..i.-i'S. j i... . i. n r, ,i .. i.
U not bury it in oi:r pyram'd -, and may
its language; never he confounded, but!
while we are at work let us worship, ami
l lieu may Uo.l make Olir place the noUC '
. i i tu. .1 r .
wn ire ne s.ian aweii, ana may mc iisij
n these dead buildings, as on stepping
stones to higher things.
II. Another char.'terisiic of thv'buil 1
ing jieriod, is its material strength.
Tiiero is no doubt but that ti e
time of nullum"; iu tlie tunc ot vigor.
W e all of us re.oii.-e in growth
we love i
to fee the o-ruulh of irass. of it; in. of
flower ami tiees and all the products of
the treat green earth.
J i.c.v is a power the sleeping grounn
which tugs and toils with all the bonds
of ma'ter until the life must ft ring forth.
It is a sleeping giant which no hand can
restrain and no chain can bind. We
love to see the ptrengt'i of men, etc i
when applied tu materia! pursuits, hven
J-dsvnhus in his toil, rolling no
les-- sioi.e v
iK-h shall go u r.vii
belter li.an the satin ,"si-i v illi l't on l.,s I
back with the stone renin-; on him, and
holding him d-.iwn to earth. Cyclupv,
with one eye, a gie.it btulc creature, r
cc:i with tiie eye put out, raging in his
strength, is better than no stre.igtii at
all. lierciiles amid his toil was bettor
to be worshipped s our hero Cod, than
t have no her j and no God. 'i he ai.
ciovti worshipped force and the.r firs!
god- w ere heroes of giant strength and
i iiauie power. Strength and vigor ha vc
i.idee I acomplisliC'l wonders lor this
wo.-ld, and we would by no means de
spise their power. We might as well
worship strength as beauty, and if we
:i v to confine our att'jutiuii to material
thing;, it may bo as well to the force
that .ccomplishes, as to the Lc.utv lha'
I eileniihates. Ihero is a nunlineis to
the rude vigor of the ages that puts lo
the blush the effeminacy of spiritual
tilings. Tlie building period isattend-.'d
with this result, Unit it has an aiiioi.nt
of real tcorth tutus and rude vigor wh.ch
must command the admiration of men.
io be sure these exercises of strength
l.c.ong t) the youthful period and ate
likely to descend into weakms-, and
ei.euuiiaiy, and ease, and luxury coiuts
in the waive ot national progress, but .-o
lung as it lasts even tnuwvluf Christ i: -1
lty is better than no Christianity at ai .
civilization has constantly had to be
s applied with the lresli new strength,
wii.c.t rude nations and untamed
hordes hold ill reserve. It is remark
able how the wheel of progress has lvll
cd on, moved by the newer races Laby-
louiaus giving place to Assyrians, Assyr
ians to .uedes and Persians, Persians to
Greeks, Greeks to Romans, Romans to
Goths, Goths to Saxons, Saxons to Nor
mans, and now, in this country, we are
drawing our strength from the crowd ol
foreigners, that supplement our weak
ness and overcome our effeminacy. Shall
the wheel roll on next to draw on tie
strength of tlie untold millions of china
ind liiiidosiiin ami .ivsia : it, is wen ;u
least that there is a demand lor tnatemd
l'oict and the very rude vig .r i l
which mo speak. Luxury and wealth
proved the ruin of all the nations of tin
east. The coiKpieroi-s of the world have
been men of rude strength who led their
wild and vigorous hordes to subdue the
enervated, effeminated kings ami nations
that had built, but buried -built their
palaces, and cities, and niagnilicciit apart
ments, but hurried their manliness, their
mind ami their religion. Xerxes, aud
Cyrus, and Alexander, and Ccasar, and
Aieric, and Gcnserie, and Attila are only
repetitions of the vigor which Clod sup
plies by bringing Jip fresh heroes from
every new nation. And so as we go
westward, Charlemagne, and Charles
the ith, aud Cromwell, aud Napoleon,
and Duke of Wellington, and then in
our own land, Washington, and Jackson,
and Lincoln, all bearing in their veins the
fresh, pure blood of a new and vigorous
race. Wo be to the world when the
natural vigor of man is worn out ai
there are no new heroes to become tl.o
conijiu r ,is and the Lan'ors. We rejoice
Ihcreioie in the building period, oecai so
it is the age ot vigor and iiiatund
strength. Look at our railroad-., our in
mils, our steamboats, and our vcsi-cls.
Look at our lumber forests, our quariie-,
our mines and our soil. Look at our
liiclorie-i, our stores, and our cities. Look
at the multitude rushing out to the west
ern prairies and cultivating the virgin
soil and laying the foundation of u rapid
and a wuiideriul growth. All these im
prove i.enis have not been made wilhout
an amount of strength aud labor posi
tively pio lit bus. "We go to Egypt 1 nd
stand besnle ihe pyramids and wonder
at their si.c. and are amazed that any
nation could build such etupenduous
works. Rut we forget that each one
these look perhaps a quarter of a icnluty
to pioduce, and that the wln lo vigor
the nation was occupied with tho one
structure which should servo both
monunieut and tomb to their tyrant king.
It took luo.ooo men thirty years to build
a single, pyramid, and they were n
a iii rcod four tin. 0.1 a vear bv a fre
supply until the work was finished.
Twelve acres was the ground it occupied,
500 feet was tho height it reached;
mountain of stone erected to be the
grave stone of a nameless man. Such
work brute strength can accomplish
by a single will, and for a single object.
tint we lorget luai our steiigtu is uncci-
I fd by a thousand wills, and every man
! building, not a pyramid whereiu to bury
,i,ia 1,,'iV. l.ur. 11 house wherein
begin his life. C
1 crrowth of wnicn
Certainly this m uteri
we boast is far better
1 than all ihii blind force of the
the n-r- i
r uti 1 1-
niiirtwntli ct-titnry wliicli 1ms furnisltrfl
tlio hottu; of n y ro it new ration is not
1 1 U; Jjiiel wlun compartjij vith tlio
finale atrncl tires of the Krjtiaii's jrido.
Out thinp; e tnuat remember, liowercr, !
nmid nil our exultation, our vi'.r, mid I
our uirenyili, tliitt muie innteriulistn nnu ,
brute Ion e will only mnlo our grave,
utile-. we urno from them to liihcr
tiuns. 'e go ba k to tlio Lnilding
. :...!.,. .1 - -1 t . 1 - -
pni'i " -jor n:iis rir mv prusijnt. (
History tell us but to plainly what in i
the end of mere Materialism.
There was no mind contained in thnt
e n I y peri'id. Art was in i;s lowet
f !t f 1 lierf! IS llfl tl VllilillCfl cf t t II flP
fck!L and ':ar.ely of the fens j of beanty.
iln' buildings were nothing but groat,
r ute fin c'uies neaps oi moiic, pt-.i uj
;.rincr wiui udihiukiii siiuu-in o:v.
The l'viamids M-ere inassive, and weie
l.ftrd to lofty height", but were only
i!atfoims of alone, risingin f ingle Ftfpp,
aiiarp, and angular, and rfjnare, Fpreari1
ing i it Mid ritiir higher as the years of
the monarch incre'is.-d and only l;ni;:hed
when lie died, and then serving no earth
ly Use but tu contain the L'jdy of him
lor u lioin they were nuilt. ii.tre is l;o
art no :,rc-liiicctuie accoiding lo which
they were elected. The Si-uret if the
are'i was Lot even blown. Lve:it!.e
temples weie only massive columns, E :r
I r-jini'ie 1 by gic.'t, si-Hare stones, only
n aming i p in .size fo grace and grai d-
ear. liven the statues that arc found,
ai d fat ci th: t have been preserved for
so many :;:-, convey no expression e.;-
ct;pt t iut oi a certain tcwiielnnfj ser:v.
again, aiity, u.d a calni ttntl ei imposed co.v
tf tower. He mutilated
statues that t,t;.iiU in colossal lines i mid
the si-nos ol i-gypt, are : s silent rs the
stoi.es, i:h-J convey no fcnse of the in
tellect i f the race, that lias departed.
Xkat spliyiii, my bteliocs, and silent r.nd
-rami, with its human head and its
.ion's form Lid:ng Letweeu its great
paws a teinpiu ci worship, tins is only
eialleiin.lical of the pcop.o who formed
it. Mulid lesi'ie that colossal shape
and look up at its gigantic lonn and Us
liia.isne face and :co bow the race that
built it fairly worshipped the crude
force which, ti.ey here embodied. Loo!:
a tout vou at the immense structures
which "v. ere then erected, and admire
-u.d wonder, but remember that this
was as far as that Strang? race ever
leached. The never roe above the
iio. t ,ev wir-hipre.; c.-ntiries pnss-
0 '., ind they ne. or asceuded to a highe
a i. All wis steroolyp d, : nd sol 1 : i.d
stJ ay. ti C-....U c..i... ..i lip'.'ii tneni. bu.
t..ey never went beyond this servile
s.aie. it v. a a statJ of sensuality, ol
unite siiei gin, of mere materialism,
uieece hollowed their skill and carried
it onto a higher peiiectiou. Architectu C
.uivaneid ai"oih the reign of rud..--,11c.
lgih to the realms of beauty and
r.ice. rcuipture auvaneeu 110111 me
alc-reotypcd and stone copies to all the
beauties and glories of the soul embodi
ed statues, l'aiuting and music and all
.he line arts followed. Rut the material
ism of Dabylon and Assyria and Egypt
never arose from the low level of it
own sandy desert. It was all a dead
waste. Lrute force and the strength of
the nation built cities and walls and pal
aces and temples, but they neither fur
nished the world with the works of art,
nor did they give to the race a soul
which could "survive. The race of Ham
were tlie lirst builders, and thev mver
arose above their own building period
It now becomes a question whether
wj are content to build utter the Han -lue
pattern. Shall we be satisfied with
t ie material strength of the Lain Ionian
race, and build our towers toward heav
en and dc'.y the Almighty, or shall we
make our building period subordinate to
t.ic philosophical, and that to the relig
ious state. Those old nations lie buried
i.i u.c r ruins, and are a warning tu us
that we shall also be buried iu our mate
rial grandeur u.dess we pass beyond the
building period to the higher grade
our niaien.d prosperity advancing our
intellectual growth, stud our iiitciiigihce
increasing tlie Christian graces Chris
tianity lollowed philosophy and philoso
phy Miceee.led art, but the sinful races,
though builders, lie buried in their
graves, having left massive structures
as their only monuments. Shall we give
to the world the legacy of a material
rai ileur, or shall we seek to impart
irivater intellectual vigor,
or to leave
i he best blessing anbgious character,
as itn eternal inheritance.
III. Ihcre is one more view ot the
building period that we must give be
fore we close, that is its transitory char
acter. The building period of uuthjuity
w..s followed by the inij. r.itory, the dii-
ctiut laces scattered to tue tour'tpiarlc.s
ol tho globe. 'lhetliieo gic.it ances
t iis, Siieiii, Ham an l Japheth, gave
to tlie three continents of U.c oJd world
iiie.r impress and their character id
the cuuei. ihe materialism of
Alriea, the intellectual vigor of Europe
and the leligions of Asia had their ori
gin iu Ute ark. Hutu gave a body, Ja
piietn the mind and Slieui the spirit
iho world. What the nations lirst re
ceieved they have retained. Art,
ph.liisophy 1111 d religion, wealth, learn
ing and spirituality, ihese have descend
ed lroui the dili'erent ancestors of the
rat es. It becomes a question 'whose
children we will be: Seeking after the
materialism of Egypt, thinking after
lite Oivcian ruode, or feeling, praying,
living in tho Christian spirit. Every
race, every nation, every town and ci-m-m
.uity, as well us iuditidu.il,
their peculiar spirit, which they always
letaju. The original stamp which they
receive nt the ouiatct thev never lose.
The ruling spirit of the lirst founders
controls the future history. Fortius
reason, the character of a place is more
pcimaucnt than ils growth; this is the
enduring mark which we are to make
upon the world. Tho mere building
our place is nothing compared with the
character which it receives. Thero
nothing in building or growing that can
endure. The period of rapid growth
must io:uo to an cad. In- buiuiig
1 period must uocesstmly cease. If tins
to taking the place of the ohl, pulling
Ua4(doWB tuid-budding a.r.l.f?kT
, i tvuuuun i vm uo ."
foul in the pnrnlilo, Lot tlio onl, that
M ill lo r(juiril of thi-o. When tht
rosiJents h-ave the houso now lion 1'.
goes V ruin. We go nround our towm
Btrl see ohl huild:naa, fwt frilling to df
cny. Wo po around the world nd find
it f ill of rums, front which tt nation or
o rneu has died out burying groandti of
n iiiona that, have passed away. These
ruined buildiii's are like the dead bodies
If ...i :j. ,i ' i i i . .
irum wuit-u me ami tins ciepartea. ; uo
to tlio tower of Uubel, to Ninoreh,
nt.d C'alneh, nnd Erch, go to Tadmor
find Uaalbec f ml the city of Baahan; go
to ITarnacli and Luxor, to Thebes and
tnrti I .ll ic flnrl fliyn rrrk In Atti...pi
.. - .'" j-...-, - '""-i" , ' v Akl.UIJI9.
arid Corinth and llcine; go to the buried
cities 1 1 reuhricnm find Pompeii; go
around the ruins of tho many proud
cities of the world and learn how soon
the wealth, tho magnificence and graid
cur of the nations eicinblo away on l
fail to dust. Sure!;-, in all the material
works of win there is nothing enduring.
It is the soul al 'tiy thct l.-tsti. Therj
arc cert-Mi places that pro always sacred
befniiar the soul of a nation or nn indi
vidual has boon bovn there. Wo look at
I'aneuil hall, and Lificrty hall, and Car
penter's hall, and though they are old,
and plain, pud homely, yet thero is a
'aero'lin -ss about, them that mpkes them
positively grand and beaitiful. And
woy.' because tl.ey are loll ot tne sod
ot u.e nation; they i re thn birth-plaeoa
oi" freedom; they arc sacred to the memo
rir;! of the p''t, nnd the spitit that oueo
liiled thcin filJi them still, and they are
gr indly iocjuent with the same liberty
living sj.ii it with watch they were onco
eoi!?e--r.;lcd. .It is indeed the soul that
consecrates the jlaco. What soul shall
we joss. s;, what spirit shall distinguish
us? The earth itself is sacred because
the fMtl h;;s been born in it. It is tho
birth-place "f Christ, it Ls tho abode of
liiscj.irlt. JIo'iMtains may wear awry,
soil grow ol ', ruin and death be cveiy
where, yet t. is same earth shall never
lose it saeredness, because it was tlio
home cf tho havicr. What makes,
then, the building period of any place,
peculiarly solemn is the consideration as
to what spirit shall take possession of It.
A church is always sacred, because it is
God's hou;e; so a place mar have hal
lowed memories because of the spirit
which r.ovr-r die? out of it. If it is ever
so old and dilapidated, it may have a
reputation and character which shall al
ways survive. If it is new or growing,
it is of tlie utmost importance that the
right character snouici prevail 111 it, ana
that a soul should possess it that ia
wcrthy cf its growth.
An Itinerant Fating House.
Asiigdar engineer by the name of
Riddle suggested a singular scheme for
ii'plyitig hut dinners to industrious fam
ilies at their various homes, -w hich is de
scribed by a writer in the Practical
Magtz'tic. The theory is so new. that
in acceptance of it in full is hardly to bo
expected; yet it is so suggestive, that
many parts of it are '.ik?y to bear good
fruit if carefully studied; the project
was f.rt submitted some time ago, to
the I'ood Committee of the Society of
Arts, and then, at the wish of the So
ciety, developed more fully at one of
the regular meeting1'.
Mr. Riddle start with tho warranta
ble assumption that provisions can bo
bought to better advantage at whole
alc than retail; that well planned cook-
itig ehects a vast saving ot luel over
my of the common ranges and stoves;
that a few cooks can nrcnarc dinners
for a large number of persons where tho
organization is good; and that greater
comsort , move cleanliness and less wato
may be etistr-d the c y. Ho takei
what mav be called the lower grade of
the middle class and the upper grade
of the working class, and proposes to
supply them with hot dinners iu a way
that will cnai'letnem to economize ineir
'imc i:i other ways. There are many
disf i ts in London almost entirely oc u
pied by such familiis industrious, but
;i"t poor; and he .supp"eg from thrco
t fuiir iln trs: n.l persons in one district
ti be ':;ii:iel from one establishment.
A plot of ground is rented nearly in
tho centre of the district. On it is
built a structure of iron and glass, with
very little brick or wood, and all parts
easily removable for enlargement or al
teration. The buil ling, say one hund
red and sixty feet by forty, i divided
into sixtic i"tom; r.mci.ts each twenty
fjet squ ire by eighteen feet high.
Tramways run along the floor, with
turn tables at intervals, through a broad
pissage, with eight compartments has
its assigned purpose one a meat store,
and one a vegetable store, one a dry
goods and grocery store, one a puili'incr
m'xin room, three or four cooking
rooms, steam engino and boiler rooms,
stable, carthouse, harness and fodder
room, canister, cleaning and repairing
room, erunling house, manager's room,
ic. all so localized relatively one to ,
another as to obviate confusion. Tlio
establishment buys the food, cooks it,
and sends it out;" and this order de
notes the way in which the operations
can be st tided.
Shopkeepers in tho district act as
ao-ents. Their number and the mode of
paving them for their trouble, are mat
ters easily managed. Each agent is
provided with bools of Wo-V iir-Vrt.
Each leaf of tlie lock comprises three
repetitions of the sumo tico-ei, ouo to no
given to the patron, one to ho sent to
the office, and one to bo kept by tho
agent. The blank form contains spaco
for she entry of various kinds and
weights of hot cooked and canistered
food. Each tiokct represm s ono din
ner for one family or household. The
items are entered in pen and ink, and
tho money paid to the agent. Dinner
for any number of days may thus bo
Settled for at any ono time. The cen
tral office receives a dnplionte (or rath
er triplicate) of each ticket, and arrang
es for the execution of the order donoted
by it. Tie driver of each cart is pror,- " '
ded with a proper list, 6howing the des
tination of the several tins cathrusted
to his care; aud the marshalling 0f tho i
route is so managed that ho may wast t
as Uttjtj ground. Jis JossibJa in taking hi. .
Jircttiu. A "pabtvuka.' luiook.i toll