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XJounty Clcrt Iji7J?
COMMENCED ATJGTJST 8, 1837.
.'. : .G M. STONE & CO.,
Opposlte the Athenreum, St. Johnsbury , Vt
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ORCUTT &. PINARD,
Hardwood T'urnlture and PacklngpSoxes,
Taddock VUlage, St. Jobnsbnry.
E. E. SARGENT,
Gen. Agent Etna Life Im. Co.,
Bank Block, Railroad St., St. Johnabnry, "Vt.
P. D. BLODGETT & C0.,
Flre and Life Insurance Agents,
Bank Block, Main St, St. Johnsbnry.
D. A. CLIFFORD,
Caledonlan Bl'k, Main St. St. Johnsbury.
H. E. & D. Q. W00DRUFF,
Stoves and Tlnware,
Railroad Street, St. Johnsbnry.
C. M. STONE & CO.,
Agents for Claremont Uook Blndery,
Opposite the Athensanm, St. Johnsbnry.
Proprletor or Paddoclc Iron Works,
St Johnsbnry. Jobblng done to order.
O. P. BENNETT,
Xtealer ln Marble Work or All Rlnds.
Xear Passenger Depot, St Johnsbnry.
CHAS. A. AIKEN,
Plano-forte Tuner, St. Johnsbury Ctr.
Orders left at Howard & Rowell's, at the Plain.
S. T. BROOKS.M. D.,
Fractlclne; Phyalcian and Snrgeon,
Office at realdence, opp. the Bakery, St. Johnsbnry
MATTHEWS & PETTINGILL,
Dlulng Rooms, Fruit and Tce Cream,
Eattern Arenue, St Johnsbury.
W. H. NELS0N, Agt.,
Sheet Muslc, Books, Musical Mercllandlse,
Eastern Avenne, St. Johnsbnry.
ST. JOHNSBURY CLOTHING CO.,
E. L. THAYEK, Proprletor,
FIIED T. PARKER,, Mana;er,
Cor. Maln and Central Streets, St. Johnsbury.
S. H. SPARHAWK, M. D.,
Ilomoeopathlc Physlclan and Snrgeon.
(Successor to Sr. Guthing.)
)fflce a. f..i.unee jn Athenasum Honse, Main St.
MILLER & RYAN,
Uanufacturers and Dealers in
Carrlages and Carrlace Stock,
Opp. Passenger Dopot, St Johnsbnry.
SEVERANCE & AYER,
Paddock Tillage, St Johnsbnry.
All kinds of Jobbing done to order.
E. & T. FAIRBANKS & CO.,
Dry Ooods, Clothlng, Carpetlngs, Paper
Hanglngs, Crockery, and Groceries,
Fairbanks Village, St. Johnsbury, Vt
C. C. BINGHAM,
Drug-gist and Pharraacist,
5 Bank Bl'k, ilain Street, St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
BELDEN & IOE,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
2f o. 2, Caledonlan Block, up stalrs. St Johnsbnry
HOWARD & ROWELL,
IVatclies, Jewelry, Buoks and Stationery,
Cor. aialn St. and Baatern Avenne., St Johnsbury
CROSS & BRADLEY,
Bakers and Confectloners,
Maln Street, St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
JOSEPH L. PERKINS,
Caledonlan Block, up stairs, St. Johnsbnry, vt.
O. H. HALE & CO.,
Dry Goods and Fancy Goods,
ATenne Block, R. R. St, St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
Mna. -. j - ruecxwooD,
lastern Ayenne, St. Johnsbnry.
A. J. & CHARLES A. WILLARD,
Over Fletcher & Co.'s Store, St. Johnsbnry.
C. A. CAL0ERW00D,
Furnlture, Cofflns and Caskets.
Odd Felloffs' Block, R. R. St, St Johnsbury.
J. P. OTIS, Attorney at Law,
West Burke, Vermont.
Flne Jewelry, Dlamonds, I.adles' and Geuti
AVatchei and Sllvcr Ware,
S1 'Westminister St, Proridence, R. I.
Usr" Ordera from the conntry promptly execnted
nuu Baiisiaciiua Kuarauieeu.
st. joussncitr iiouse.
ilnx Steeet, St. Johxsbuby, Vt
JERRV DRKW, Propiletor.
Hailroad Stbeet, .... St. Johssbukt, Vt
B. Q. JI0WE, Proprletor.
itAiLBOAD Stcixt, .... St. Joiixsburt, Vt
UICUAKD B. FLINT, rroprietor.
5 TT SPS0800. CaUFORMA.
i CO., Propnetors
A first-class BTotel, with all the moab
msnts. Accommodations ior 300 RneSv?r0Te
FIFTH AVENUE IIOTEL,
Bboadwat, New Toek.
A flrst-claas honse in every particnlar.
HITCnCOOK, DARLENG & CO IToprietors.
THE GRAND l'ACIKIC HOTEt,
A flrttclaaa botel In flwrrtMnwt vlih nn
Cnargei moderate. J2i"0. B. DRAKE tCO.,Pro
UNITED STATES HOTEI..
i!?.1? 'U"8 Tel7 centre of the CitT. The best
:ed Honse for bnslness men. Heated by
team. Table aet with the best the market
H. MeDONALD, Proprietor.
St. Jolinsbury & Lake Champlain Railroad
October 4, 1880.
TE11X8 MOVISa EAST.
1IAIL Leaves Swanton 6.00 a. m.. Cambridge
Junction 7.H, Hardwick BJ!4, East Hardwick 8J6
Greensboro 8.46, Walden 9.12, I)an-?ille 9.35 St
Johnsbnry arriye 10.10 leave 10.10, East St. Johns
bnry 101, es. uucuru ix.u, aiiies Jrona aii,
East Concord 11.33, arrives at Lnnenbnrg 11.45,
Portland at 5.57 p. ra.
EXPRES3 Leaves Swanton 5.55 p. m., Cam
bridce Junction 7.02. Hardwick 8.25. East Hard
wick B2i, Greensboro 8.46, Walden 9.10, Danville
arrove o(,.uonnauury au.uu p. m.
MIXED SC. Johntburu to Lunenburg I.evea
St Johnsbnry 4.46 p. m., E. St Johnsbnry 5.05, W.
Concoid 5.25, ililes Pond C.OSE. Concord 6.22. ar-
riTO i.uuenDurg O.I3 p. m.
TEAIS8 MOVTSO WEST.
JaAIL Iieaves Portland 8.25 a. m. Lunenburg
1.35, p.m.. East Concord 1.47, Miles Pond 1.5C
AVest Concord 2.17. East St. Johnsbnry 2.28, arrive
at. oonnsouryz.40, leaves 4.45, Danville 5.20, Wal
den 5.44. Greensboro 6.03. East Hardwick n.lfi
Hardwick 6.28. Cambridge Jnnction 7.48, arrives
at owamon at y.iu p. m.
EXPRESS Leaves St. Johnsbnrr 6.50 a. m.,
Danville 7.21. Walden 7.42. fireenoWn s n.-i k
Hardwick 8.13, Hardwick 8.25, Cambridge
Junction 9.34, llaquam Bay 11.15 a. m.
1IIXED Zunenburg to St. JTohneburu Leaves
Lunenburg 6.30 a.m., E. Concord C.50, Ililes Pond
7.03, West Concord 7.45, E. St Johnsbury 8.05, ax-
Passnmpslc Railroad. October 4. 1880.
tkaixs sonTn leave st. johxsbuby.
STall Train, 10:15 a. m,
Day Express. 3:05 p. m.
Accommodation. 9:00 p.m.
Sigbt Train, 12:44 a. m.
TEAIX8 KOBTIl LEAVE ST. JOHKSBURT.
Accommodation, 12:05 p.m.
ay cxpreas, 3:U5 p. m.
Mail Train. 4:43 p.m.
iilght Train 2:17 a.m.
St. Johnsbury Church. Directory.
Atirtnt T..l.l-. TTtll t'.n...l c- .
10:30 a. m. 1:45 and 6:30 p. m. Sabbath School 12
i Vtcr -aieeiings ai i:ju p. m.sunoay, xuesday
and Fridav eveninL'S.
BfPtet Railroad Street Corner ilaple. Rev.
ing Wednesday evening at 7:30. '
-rrte JJaphtt Main Street. Corner Prospect.
Rej-C. S. Frost, Pastor. Residence at 3Jrs. Johu
G. Chnbb's Spring St. Sabbath services, 10-30 a.
meeting Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Church of the Mettiah (TJniversallst) Eastern
avenue. corner Cherrv street Rev. B. II. Tillot
snn, Pastor. Sabbath services at 1:45 p. u.
Sabbath School at 12 u. Wednesday evening mect
ing at 7:30.
Jltthodiet Central street Rev. E. S. Locke,
Pastor. Residence head of Snmmer street Sab
bath services at 10:30 a. m and 6:30 P. M. Sabbath
School at 12 . Vntnnilra .nT.ii.nTn..nn.l
AortA Congregational Main street corner of
Church. Rev. Uenry W.Jones, Pastor. Sabbath
services at 10:30 a. m., and 6:30 p. M. Sabbath
School at 1:45 P. M. Wednesday evening meeting
South Oonartfntional Maln street Rev. Ed
w.rl a-. Fairbanka. Pastor. Sabbath services at
Wednesday evening meeting at 7:30.
rruuuieruxn C'AurcA Kev. W. R. Laird, pas
tor. Services at Presbyterian Hall, every Sab
Praver meelinfr fi:3fl. YtihlA rAi,l;nv
St. Andrew't (EpiscopaL) Main street, Rev.
N. F. Putnam, Rector. Services on Snndays at
8 a. m. Wednesdaya at 7:30 p. m. Sunday Scnool,
Eoman Catholic Cherry Street. Rev. J. A.
Boissonnault Parisb Priest Mass 8 and 10 a. m ;
Vespcrs and Benedictlon at 3 p. ni. On the
secnnd Sunday of the month, service at 8:30 a. m.,
and 4 p. m. At Lyndonville same day at 10:30 a. m.
I". 3f. O. A. Meetings at the rooms of the "V. M.
mornings at 9:30, Monday evenings at 7:3U.
East St Johnsbury.
Ooncxreaa((onaZ. Rev. F. B. Phelns. Pnstir.
Sunday services at 10.45 a. m. and 6.30 p. m. Sab
bath school at 12.00. Wednesday evening meeting
at 6.30 ; Experience and Enquiry meeting at par
sonage, Friday evening at 6.30.
MethoditU Rev. J. Morse, Pastor. Snnday
St. Johnsbury Athenssum.
Idibraru and Tieadirui.Ttnnm Vr..tn t.11 Hnn
from 9 a. M.to 12 ll.; from 2 to 6 p. M., and from
vj c a- muujt evenings.
Art Gallery Open Tuesdays and Fridsys.
W. W. THAVER Llbrarian
2F"l"n XTnion and Vt Jnternolional in Post
Office. Main st. Open from 8 a. ra., to 9 p. m. Sun
davs, 9 to 10 a. m., S to 6 p. m. Night messages at
St. Joansbury Post Office.
AHRIYAL AND DEPAETCBB OP MA1LS.
Boston and intermedlate ofHces. Arrive 4:40 p
m. Close 9:30 a m.
Boston through mail. Anive 2:17 a m. Close
H:uu p m.
Xew Vork and the West. Arrive 2:17 a m and
i&ut and 4:40 p m. Close 9:30 a m and 8.00 p m.
Newport and the North. Arrive 10:15 a
Close 4:00 n m.
Portland and the East Arrive 3:00 p m. Close
9:30 a m.
Swanton and intermediate oQices. Arrive 10:15
a m. ciose 4:uu p m.
Waterford. Arrive 8:20 a m. Close 4:00 n tn
North Danville. Arrive 9:30 a m. Close 10:30
West Concord and East St Johnsbnry. Arrive
CHAS. P. CARPENTER, 2d, P. M.
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THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDITJM
IN WESTEEN NEW ENGLAND.
The Springfield Republican,
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IN LOXELT MOMEKTS.
Tbongh we should do our work alone,
Nor catch the hearty eheer
Of fellow toilers at their posts,
Nor know a comrade near,
We need not sigh from nush of dawn
Till opals dye tbe west
To work with beart as well as bands
' In the busy honrs is best
But when the day is over,
And in the evening tide
The loving press the closer
Each to the other's side,
And the friendly shadows creep aronnd,
And the light fades from the sea,
The lonely heart crles ont in paln
If none to care there be.
If all the tender days of old
Are seen through mists e'f tears,
If sweet child voices only speak
Through distances of years;
If from the lighted homes of earth
We needs must tum away,
What is there for the sorrowf ul
But to weep on and pray ?
Tet there is none so desolate
That no eyes meet his own,
That he mnst waUc through God's fair earth
And if there were, tbe Son of Man
By all bla loneliness
Bome here, is made a Comforter
To pity and to bless.
O lonely hearts, be glad in him !
His word tbis solace brings,
'Xour Heavenly Father knowetb
Ve have need of all these things,"
And if in loyal service
Von bring to him your best
And all the day worked faithfnlly,
Will not he give you rest?
Nearer than nearest friend can be
He comes when shadows fall,
And he who gives the greatest good
Will give his blessings alL A
See, other lonely ones are near
Whom you may help and tend;
Let Christ's love make you pitiful,
And each shall flnd his friend.
ITariannc Famingham, in Christian TForfd.
BY MRS. JULIA C. R. DORR.
' Tliat's wbat we culled Iiim, Sir Gen
It wus iu tlie wiiiter of '70. Ever
becii tlirougli tbe Lakes, Sir? Up tbe
Soo, audtbeu on tlirougli Lake Supeii
or as I'ar as Maiquette? Well, tuat't
wbeie we were tliat year, twenty or
thirty of ns, gettin' out lumbcr for tbe
Ob, uo ! Not tn Marqnette. Marquettc
vvas a citjr, witb a mayoraud a board of
aldcrmen, giadeu scuools anu water
works, eveu tben. Not niauy pine-trees
growin' in Iier streets, if slie wnsyouug.
Tbe Eagle Milla were niue miles out
up tbe railroad. Not mucb of a set
tlement. Just tlie Mills aud tbe com
pany's offlce and a gteat barn of a
boardin' bouse, and balf a dozen sban
ties, and one suug little bouse not mucb
bigger tban a bird's nest, wbere Mr.
Sterle be was our young bosj, Sir
uad brougbt bis wife tbe year befoic.
A queer place for a bride T Well, it
was. Louesome ? Tbat's no word for it.
Tbe piney woods bad crowded close up
round tbe Mills once; but tbe besl ot
tbe tiees bad been cut down, aud
tbe woods on one side bad been burned
over time and again. So now, as faras
you coulu see towatu tbe soutu, tueie
were bbickened stumps and cbarred
logs, and bere and tbere tall, bare trees
standing out against tbe sky, Uke black
gbosts, as it were.
b urtuer on was what I once
beard a bigb-flyer of a lecturer call tbe
'foiest primeval." You migbt bave
gone ou tor days and days, till you
caine out at Mackiuaw, and never seen
a white man's face nor tbe smoke of bis
camp-fire. Bcfore and bebind stretcb
ed tbe narrow track tbat ran from Mar
quettc to tbe irou miues, and tbe cais
went tliuuderinK by inany times a dav,
But tbere were no roads to spcak of, no
ueighbors; aud beyond tbe Mills were
the woods wbeie we were at work tell
ing tbe trces and doiug our level best
to spoil tbat side, as we bad t'otber.
For tbe woods are all rigbt as long as
you let 7em alone. It is only when men
begin to meddle witb 'cin tbat tbey
grow strange and awesome like, witb
shadows comin' and golu'.
But, as I was a-sayin', it was a
strange place tor a bride to conie to.
We men wondered a bit as to how sbe
would take to tbe new life when we
saw ber step ofl tbe cais on to tbe little
plattorm and look round over the wild
place, witb eye.s tbat were as dark and
soft as a young fawu's. Sbe wa'n't
over twenty asligbt young tbing, witb
bi own bair all wavcs and criukles aud
little wind-blown curls, and lips as red
as strawberries. Tbat was all we saw
tbat day; for sbe put ber band rigbt
iuto ber busband's, aud bo led ber iuto
the little bouse aud sbut tbe door be
But, bless you, Sir, if tbere's love in
side tbe bouse, it dou't seeiu to make
mucb. difference to a true wife wbat's
outside of it; and, as for ber, sbe uidn't
seem to be a bit more loncsome tliau
tbat sparrow does on tbebougb yonder.
Ever read the "Arabian Nights," Sir?
I tbougbt so. Most folks has. Well,
you'd have thongbt of 'em if you could
have just Stepped OUt of thn -nnil into
that little honse after sbe'd been tbere
awuue. iiowers a-blosssoniiu' in tbe
windows aud vines a-wanderin' every
where, aud books aud pictnr's, and a
pianer, aud all ber useless little trink
ets, sucb as womcu folks set store by.
It was just as pretty as a pictur'.
I don't know a gteat deal about.wo-
men, not bein' a married man myself
and liavin' lived m tbe woods mostly ;
but sbe seemed just as contented as tbe
ladies rve secu in tbe cittes tbis wm
ter. Anybow, it brigbtened up tbe
place for every man of us just to catch
glinip8es of ber now and tben, witb a
flower iu ber bair; or sometimcs of a
snmmer evening, to bear bersiomn
like a lark, or lenstwise likeabrown
thrasber. I don't know mucb about
larks, either, not bein' used to'cm. And
of a Sunday sbe used to siug bymus. It
was as good ns goiu' to meetin', every
You tbink sbe migbt bave beenafiaid
sometimes ? Wby, what was tbere to be
afraid of ? There wa'n't a man about
the place who wouldn't ha' laid down
bis life for ber. Still, I don't say but
what sonie womeu would ha' becu
afraid; for there were half-breeds
'ronnd, and it was roogh np tbere, no
mistake. But, if sbe was, sbe didn't
Agood deal ofsnowup tbere? Igness
so ! Yon never saw snow. You don't
know wbat it means.
You've seen it tbree feet on a level ?
Three feet ! Humph ! What would you
iuidk oi seein' uie cars corae iu aay at
ter day for weeks together, between
two walls of snow as straiebt and solid
as blocks of marble, and so bigb you
could only see tbe top of the smoke-1
stack ? Wbat would you think of walk
iu' on a Bnow-drift right up on to tbe
roof of tbe highest mill ? Or of walkin'
on tbe crust over a train of cars as coni
pletely buried out of sigbt as a potato
you've just pJnnted ? I've done tbat, as
late as tbe 17th day of April, too.
The hardest of it was wheu tlietraius
couldn't run for days together, aud we
were just sbut into tbat white world of
snow. And that bappened pretty often.
No, Sir, youfolks down bere don't know
anytbing about snow the beauty of it
nor tbe terror of it either.
Last till midsummer? Well, tbat's
tbe queerest tlmig about it. Wben it
goes it maUes a business of it. It don't
melt and melt, aud drizzle away by
incbes. It just siuks rjght down iuto
the sandy soil and vanishes ; and be
fore you can catcb your breath tbere
are green tbings and flowers every-
wbere, and birds a-singin', and all the
woods are pmk and white with May
flowers. Yon make sucb a fuss about
'em down bere wben you bappen to find
a haudful. Wby, they used to blossom
out right under our feet in the mill
yard, and it was as mucb as we could
do to keep tbe dainty little beauties off
the railroad track ! Fact, Sir.
Trailing arbutus? Well, yes. I be-.
lieve tbat's what some tolks call it. liiit
I was going to tell yon about Gentle
man Jim. We got to callin' him tbat
in tbe lirst place because we were a set
ot blackguards, i suppose, and wanted
to run some sort of a rig on him. He
dropped down ou us one day out o' the
sky, as it were, and wanted work. John
Smith bad broke his leg the day before,
and Mr. Sterle was just goio' up to Ne
gaunce, to see if be could find a band.
So he looked Gentleman Jim over
sharply for a minute, and tben stepped
off tbe platform. "All rigbt," says he.
"Tbere's work enongb to do bere, if you
can do it."
"I can try," says tlie fellow, quietly
like, and tbe uext day be went iuto the
I was foreman of the gaug, aud as
was ouly my dtity with a new band, I
watcbed Iiim pretty close; and to tbis
day, Sir, I cau't tell what it was about
the man that made me mistrust at
once't he wa'n't quite one of us. But
'twa'n't none of uiy busiuess, so I said
notbin'. The men didu't take to hira at
first. They sneered at him bebind bis
back, and called him "the dandy," aud
"MissNancy." I don't know wby. His
clotbes were as rougb as tbe ronghest ;
but somebow be wore 'era different
wore 'em like a man wbo bad been used
to betler oues. He'd been witb us a
day or two, wben some one called ont:
"Look-a-here, stranger, wbat migbt
yer name be, if 'ta'n't too good to be
spoken bere i"
He pulled his cap down over his eyes
and be colored up clear to bis forehead.
Tben bo said : "Call mo Jim. Jim
Leonard, if you like."
But somebody muttered : 'Twon't do
to be so familiar, boys." (And I won't
say but wbat there was a word with
two ds to it before tbat word familiar.
As you seem to be a ininister, I'll leavo
out the swearin'.) "Bettercall him Oen
ileman Jim." So Gentleman Jim be was
from tbat day. It was just a bit o'
deviltry. Tbere wa'n't any downrigbt
malico in it, and be took it in good part
enough, just laugbiu' and toucbin' his
his cap to tbe first man tbat called him
so. But it wa'n't two weeks before tlie
sting bad all gone out of it, and the
men called bim Gentleman Jim just as
they called me Judd Masou. The name
fittcd bim, somebow.
There wa'n't a steadier or a barder
worker in the woods that winter than
Geutleman Jim. He was a sligbt-bliilt
man, tbirty-five maybe, though bis bair
was as gray as a badger. He looked as
if he'd seen trouble. And be wa'n't
ovcr'u above strong. But be made bis
wits serve him in placo of muscle, and
wboaver else sbirked a bard job, it was
not Gentleman Jim. Me nsked no odds
of any man and always plajed fair.
He never bad mucb to say and was
tbe one inan in the woods who never
told a rougb story; never seemed to
bear 'em, either, for that matter.
As tbe raonths went on, I used to
wonder what becameof bis wages. He
was paid up prompt every week. There
was nobod3' bolouging to bim as we
conld flnd out. He didu't write any
letters nor get any. Ho never toucbed
any liquor aud he spent uext to notbin'
Tbere was a savings-bank down to
Marqnette, but he bad no account there.
Yet in one way or anotber, bein' fore
man and kind o' bead man amougst'em
I used to learn a good deal abont
the men's affairs without asking ques
tions. I most gencially found out by
Monday nigbt be badn't a red cent in
bis pocket not a cent.
We -cnt down some splendid trces
tbat winter, regular old stagers. I de-
claro I was as proud as a peacock of
tbat lumber. Une day, aloug m Marcb,
the men were at work upon ono of the
bigpest, wben I bappened to thiuk tbat
maybe Mrs. Sterle would like to seo it
come down. So I piled some buffalo
skius and blankets on one of tbe ox
sleds and went after tliem.
How far, did you ask ? Oh, only fonr
or five miles. But we bad a sort of a
camp up there a roughly bnilt bouse,
with two rooms dowu bclow and a loft
overbead, witb bunks for thirty men.
One of the bands lived tbere witb bis
wifo and boarded tbe rest of ns. But
as I was saying, I went dowu after tbe
boss and his lady. Sbe was ready
euougb for the lark; aud after sbe bad
wrapped herselfin ber furs and hood,
witb some soft, white, fleecy tbing over
all, we tuckcd her up in tbe btiffaloes,
and off we started.
Ever been in the woods in winter,
Sir? Tben you've lost a good deal.
Though I don't suppose tlie woods
hereabouts are like those up north,
anybow It does seem kind of ituper
tiuent to meddle with 'em. Don't it
now? I leave it to you, Sir. Just to
tbink-of cuttin' down trees that bave
been growin' and growin' and driukin'
in the sunsbine and the dere for bun
dreds ot years, just to make floorin'
and timber for the use of such a sbort
lived creeter as man. Wby, tbe one we
felled tbat da3' was a good-sized sapliu'
when Christopber Columbnsdiscovered
America. We counted tbe rings, Sir,
and wben it lay on the ground, if you
were ou one side you couhlu't see the
oseu and men on t'otber side.
It was clear and cold, thawing a lit
tle in the sun. The sky was blue as a
barebell, and tbe air was like wine, it
set your blood to dancin'so. The woods
were full of winter birds gay,
fearless creeters, that jnst set still and
looked at us as we passed bv : and tbe
snow was covered with the tracks of
wild things tbat we never conld catch
1 ain't mncb of a (Jnnstian. Sir. so to
speak tbat is, I don't belong to no
cliurcb ; bnt I never could be ont in
tbem woods and see all the life tbat
went on in 'em even in the dead of win
FBJDAY, NOY. 12, 1880.
ter, and think of all tho flowers that
were livin' under the snow, withont
ieenu' sartm tbat the One that took
care of tbem would look out for us.
And I hope he knows I thougbt of
Did you see tbem dark bluo flowers
tbat girl carried by just now 9 Vi'lets,
I b'lieve they call 'em. Well, as we
rode along tbat day, every little hollow
iu the snow was lined with iust tbat
color a sbimmering blue ligbt, that
seemea to nn 'em witb a sort ot glory
You'd oucht to see it. Sir.
There had been a flurry of snow tbe
nigbt before and tbe road was pretty
well filled iu. It took me longer to go
and come tban I'd calculated on, and
as soon as we got to camp I see't the
tree was abont readv to fall. It shiv-
ered and trembled against the sky, asif
tuere was a tbnll runnmg all through
its great body. We had planned to cut
it so't would fall iu a partly cleared
place, wbere tbe standin' timber wa'n't
good for mucb, and it was leamn' a lit
tle niite in tbe right direction. The
men -were all at safe distance, except
Gentleman Jim and anotber fellow
wbo were to give the deatb strokes. I
gave 'em tbe signal. The swift, sbarp
strokes rang out, and we waited, wait
ed, holiling our very breatbs.
My Lord ! Just as the great top be
gan to move some ono gave a loud cry ;
for right there on tbe edge of the great
clearing, on a line witb tho toppling
tree, were Jack Elliott's two cbildren,
coming straigbt toward us, as careless
as could be! They had come np on tbe
crust to see tbe big tree go down.
Every man of us started on tbe run.
But wbat was the use? We were rods
away. Tben Gentleman Jim bounded
forward like a deer, caught tbose cbil
dren, one ata time, aud with a mighty
effort, buried tbem far out into tbe
And tbe great tree catne down, down,
down, cleaviu' tbe air with a swish and
a rusb, liko the sound' of inany wa
ters. Oh, no, he wa'n't killed, Sir ; though
we all thougbt he must be. He lay on
bis face wbere be had been knocked
down, with a great weight of green
bouglis a-pressiu' on him ; but he wa'n't
dead. It took us a long time to cut
away tbe braucbes. Then we carried
bim iuto tho bouse and laid him on tbe
bed in the little room that opened out
of tbe living-room.
He was alive and that was all. I
could just feel bis beart beat. You
never see men so cut up. They crowd
ed iuto the outside room and stood witb
their caps in their bands as if as if
there was a king dying in there. Jack
Ellintt, he was a-cr3-in' like a baby, aud
the two cbildren sat on a log outside
the door, lookin' scared aud dazcd.
They were old enough to understand
wbat had bappebed aud how it bap
pened. Mrs. Sterle called 'em to her
pretty soon, and made 'em cuddle up
beside ber under tbe bnfialoes. She al
ways took to cbildren.
Meauwbile one of tbe men had dash
ed down to tbe Mills to catcb tbe Grst
traiu for Marquette, after tbe doctor.
But it would be bours before be could
get back. By and by Mr. Sterle came
out of the bcdruom.
"Tbe bouse must be cleared, my
men," he said in a low voice. "We
must bave air and qtiiet. You will all
go away but Judd" (that was me, Sir)
"and Jack Elliott, and we will do the
best we can for tbe poor fellow."
We undressed bim as carefully as
we could, and I own up tbat I wus as
touisbed; tbougb, as I said before, I
bad mistrusted all along tbat Gentle
man Jim wa'n't exactly a lumberman
born aud bred. But Mr. Sterlo bo look
ed puzzled enough.
The man's outside clotbes were rongh
aud coarse. So weie bis flannels. Just
such ns the rest of us wore. But uuder
ueatb 'em he had on a sbirt aud a pair
of drawers of soft white silk, fine enougb
for tbe Queen of Great Britain. I took
uotlce ot bis feet. They nevei'd done
mucb bard trampin' before that wiuter.
Not d real bard callus onto 'em, and tbe
skin was as smooth and white! I just
pointed to 'eni and says I to Mr. Sterle,
"Look a-here, Sir !"
"Yes, I see," said he. And then he
never spoke anotber word. Not one.
Mrs. Sterle catne into tbe bouse and
Jack took bis cbildren home on the
sled aud catne back again. And then
we waited aud waited. It must bave
been four o'clock before be stirred or
made a sound. Then he began to mut
ter and whisper, aud he seemed to be
feeling ronnd after somcthing. Butwe
couldn't make outawotd he said, al
though bis bands flew round pretty
lively, aud bis face grow hot and his
voice was boarse and straiued. All tbe
time be was feeliu' about over the bed
clotbes and his own clotbes.
Mrs. Sterle went up to him aud put
ber band on bis forehead. He drew it
down against bis clieek and was qui
et for a minute. But pretty soon be
was feeliu' ronnd again.
"Look in his pockets, Will," sbe said.
But there was unthiu' iu 'em he could
have wanted. His pocket-book was
empty, as usual. It was pitiful to see
him, with his eyes fixed ou ber face and
his lips a-movin'. Tbe little lady's eyes
filled with tears.
"Come bere, Will," sbe said to her
husband. "See tbat black ribbon un
der his sbirt. Theie's something hang
ing ronnd bis ueck."
Mrs. Sterle took bold of tbe ribbon
and pulled out a little oiled-silk bag.
Gentleman Jim gave a cry wheu he see
it, aud catchin' hold of it, lay as quiet
as a lamb.
"There," tbinks I to myself ; "tbere
is wbere he keeps bis ruoney, and I'm
glad ofit if be's going to be laid up.
aud if ho ain't, tbere's bisfuneral." You
see, Sir, I knew how it would be with
myself, Sir. Wheu I die I don't want
to he buried like no pauper. He drop
ped away agaiu as soen as be got bold
o' tbe bng, aud lay just like a dead man
till the doctor came.
It was old Dr. Porter. He looked at
Jim for a full minute, liftiug his eye
brows and sbutting of bis lips, before
be toucbed him or said one word. I see
tbat be took notice of tbe silk sbirt and
other things. Trulh was, as the man
lay there with his hair brushed out and
bis coarse clotbes off, he didn't look no
more like a workin'-man thau tban
you do yonrself tbis minute, Sir.
-One of his ribs was broken and be
wa3 brnised all over, and tbere was
concussion of tbe brain or something.
Tbe doctor sbook his head. "It will
go hard with him," he said, "though if
ue were wnere ne Deiongs he migbt
pnll tiirongh. But bere " and be look
ed over the bare, rongh, room. "You
see, Mr. Sterle, he's not exactly well,
perhaps I migbt say not q'nite the man
yon-would expect to flnd np here with
"Yes, I do see it now." said Mr.
Sterle ; "but the fact is he has been in
camp all winter and I have hardly spo
ken to him. I really do not know what
"I do," said Mrs. Sterle, her cbeeks
growing red. "He mnst have better
care than he can have here, or he'H die,
surely. Lift tbis bed on to the sled and
take bim down to Millcote." For that
was what they called their little nest jn
I see't Mr. Sterle's face brigbtened
np, tbongh he made some objections,
on account of the trouble it would give
nis wite. nut she wouldn't bear to him,
and I think I never was gladderof any
tbing in my hfe than I was when we
got him safely down tbere.
She opened tbe door of ber own
room, on the ground floor and we car
ried bim in aud laid bim on the bed. I
tell you, bavin' just come out of camp
and all, it did seem just like Heaven
in that white, ouiet room. wbere the
Blessed Virgin and the Holy Cbild
were a hangin' on the wall. High up
against tbe ceilin', rnnnin' round like a
freize (I believe tliat's wbat thuv call it
now-a-days), there was a sentence
printed out in red and yellow leaves. I
reau it as 1 came out. "He giveth his
beloved sleep" tbat's what it was.
1 tbougbt Gentleman Jim ougbt to
get well tbere, if any wbere. But as tbe
days went by I began to have my
donbts about it. He didn't know any
of us. Mr. Sterle and Jack and I took
turus a sittin' up nigbts. But ho would
not take one drop of medicine or one
bit of food from anybody but Mrs.
Sterle. Lord ! how bis eyes did follow
ber. And all tbe time he hung on to
tbat bag for dear life.
Wby didn't we examineit? Wby be
cause it was as plain as the nose on
your face tbat he didn't want us to.
Besides, we s'posed his mouey was in
it, aud wbat did we want of that?
But one day he seemed lower'n ever,
and wben the doctor came and see that
ho was sinkin' he looked real down iu
tbe moutb. He'd got kind of interest
ed in tbe case, no doubt.
"Cau't you mauage to get bold of
tbat bag ?" says be to the lady, speak
in' low. "There must be somebody in
the world who kuous the poor fellow.
We cau't afford to wait auy longer."
"I'll try," says she. And just then, as
suro as you live, he dropped asleep and
let go of the bag. Sbe whipped out a
pair of scissors and clipped that string
We weut out in the other room. I see
sbe was all of a tremble.
"You open it," says tho Doctor, kind
Tbere was something thin and flat in
it, folded up in a piece of tissue paper.
Notbing in tbis wide world but just a
white card, witb the dried stems of a
roae and two geranium leaves fastened
on with a drop of red sealin' wax ! The
leaves and tbe flowers were all crushed
to powder, bein' held in his poor, hot
band so long.
"Anytbing written on tbe card ?" the
"Tbere has been," sbe said, her eyes
all wct and sbiny and ber lips in a
quiver; bnt it's rubbed so I can't make
it out. Judd, run over to the office and
get Mr. Sterle's magnifying glass. Ask
him to biing it."
Sbe canght the glass as soon as he
came iu and ran to tbe window. Tbis
was all there was of it :
"Marie, Juno 10th, 1871," in a wo
tnan's hand-writiug. Wasn't that a
queer way to spell Mary, though ? Be
low it was wtitteu iu a man's band:
"June 10th, 1872. All withered but tbe
Mis. Sterle put the card back in the
little bag, with every grain o'dustfjrom
the witheied rose-leaves, and fasteued
it round his ueck again. And when I
looked at him the uext minute, be had
bold of it, tight as ever.
It weut down into tbe grave with
him, Sir, aud tbat's all we ever kuew
But I found out afterward tbat there
wa'n't a sick man, nor a sufFeriu' vo
man, nor a feeble cbild, witbin five
miles of tbere tbat couldn't ha' told
mo what became of Geutleman Jim's
The Next Federal Senate.
Tbe Senate uow cousists of 42 Demo
crats, 3y Republicaus aud one Indepen
dent, David Davis of Illiiiois, wbo for
the past year has acted witb the Demo
crats, aud voted for Hancock. Tbe
Senate when it mcets Marcb 5, 1881, to
pass ou tbe nominatious of tbe new
Ptesident, will contain 25 seuators who
begin a new term of six years. Tbe
scats of these 25 new mcmbers are now
occupied by 14 Democrats and 11 Re
publicaus. Iu nine states, which be
fore Tuesday'selectiou bad cbosen Leg
islattues to elect federal senators, flve
(Maine, Kliodo Island, Vermont, Indi
aua and Ohio) bave elected Republican
Legislatnres, and four (Maryland, Mis
sissippi, Virgiuia and West Virginia)
bave rcturued DemocraticLeglslatures.
In every case except Maine, Indiaua
and West Virginia, these Lcgislatures
bave alrcady choseu their senators.
Tbe election in these nine states gave a
Republican gaiu of one. In the 16
states which chose Legislatures Nov. 2,
tbe returus iudicate tlie following divi
siou as probable, italics indicating Re
, Mas3:ichusetts. Missouri.
Minuesota. Texas, 5.
Tbis is a Republican eain of fonr aud
will make tbe political complexion of
tne senate as tollows after Marcb 4.
Bep. Dem. Ind.
Senators holding over, 2:1 28 l
Seats decided before Tues-
day, 5 4
Seats decided Tuesday, 1 1 5
33 37 1
Tbis gives tbe Republicaus a tie or a
majority with tbe aid of the vice-Presi-dent,
even ou tbe supposition that Ma
hone of Virginia votes with the Demo
crats, which there is small probability
of bis doiug. Spr. Republican.
FACTS ABOUT THE ALLEGED FOIIGEU OF
THAT GAEFIELD LETTEK.
From the Burlington (Vt) Eeview, who.e edltor
Philn pnniB tn tl.ic
cland in IPfifi nn.l Wl
" " ::,77" VL "-"per cou-
.uiuoaew lorii atar, the
Brooklyn Monthly and tbe Brookl.rn
u.u ,,uno Aueouore mron was edi-
tor oi toe lauer. tie was a live jour
nalist and full of fun. and we micht sav
"deviltry." At one time be invited a
large number of reporters to a-jspread
at Delmonico's, aud just before the
waiter carried around the checks, was
convenieutly called out. The result
was tbat each guest paid fbr his own
"grub," and tbis was ouly done by a
geueral poolingof the casb of all tbe
paity, ana tuen suuury watcues aud
charms had to He in pawn. If we re-
tnember correctly it cost each in tbe
end some 810 each for that cbampague
supper. The nigbt before he wouud un
bis connection as managing editor of
tne uiuon he invited the reportonal
staff to bis room,' aud remarked tbat a
certaiu application for iucrease of sala
ries, 'through his representation to tbe
proprletors, had been' favorably actcd
upon, and a subscription for a band
some watch properly engraved as a rec
ognition of his services was promptly
filled up. Before quitting the olfice
tbe next day for good, Philp wore the
watch in bis vest pocket. It was a
good sell, and so well done that ouo
and all forgave tbe actor. It is necd
less to say tbat the exigencies of tho
Uniou at that time demanded a reduc
tion, which took effect at tbe veritable
time that Philp proumed an iueVpase.
Philp generally did things on tlio'spur
of the moment, aud wheu he deterniin
ed to take uuto himself a wife, it was
not after much waitiug. In conse
quence he was illy preparcd; at least
ho did not bave a swallow-tail coat.
But good-uatured Joe Howard had one,
and au order fojjitou Joe's wife was so
licited and received. The good lady,
recogtiiziug her busbund's city editor,
sent hitu up into ber husband's drcssing
room. Philp emerged iu a complete
suit, botb outer and uuder. After tbe
ceremony tbe outfit was pawned,
Simpsou furnisbing a ticket, which was
mailed to Howard from Albany. Philp
is not a bad bearted fellow, wbatevcr
he said. Heretofore bis very audacity
has protected him.
Tribune Election Screams.
Poor Jersey! Tho unhappv tail-
piece of the Solid South.
Tbis is a cood couutrv to live in aud
don't you forget it.
The principles of Lee and Jackson
can be put away in a box.
Horaco Greeley was ricbt. Tbis i a
great people wben it gets mad.
Poor Butler ! He got down on the
wrong side of the fence again.
Climb a tree, Baruuni, and yell fraud.
Tbe North says with sufficieut em-
phasis for tbe bulldnzers to understand
that eveu a "nigger" has a right to
vote and to have his vote counted.
IfBarnum will make a combiuation
of Forger Philp, Foreclosure Englisb,
Articuiate inspiration ioruey, Editor
Hurlbert, Butler, Mullet, Wado Hamp
ton, Beltzhoovcr, aud a wax fac-simile
of H. L. Morey, he will licat the other
Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth"
way out of sigbt.
How She Melted.
In an alley off Hastiugs street, just
back of a tumble-dowu rookery, a metn
ber of tbe police squad found a man
lying under a wagon and inquired if be
was all. Tbe man pointed to the old
bouse, cautioned tbe officer to speak
low, and replied :
"I'm tbe husband of the woman you
see bangiug out clotbes over tbere."
"And wby are you bidinghere?"
'Tve been off on a spree for a wbole
"Ah ! I see. It is tbe return of the
"Wuss than that, sir. The prodigal
had no wife and he didn't Bteal the
reut money to get druuk on. Oh, I'll
catch it, sir, if you don't intciccde for
"But what can I do ?"
"You slip around to the frout of tbe
bouse aud say tbat you have uewa for
ber. Watcli her face and see how sbe
takes it. Then tell ber it is about mo.
Watch and see if sbe gets white around
tbe moutb. Tell ber tbat you bave
news that I was drowned at the ferry
dock. Watch ber tears at tbis poiut.
Tell her that I called her dear name as
I weut down for the last time. Watch
and see if that melts her. If I can get
her all broken dowu and overcome I'll
bust in ou ber aud get her foigiveness
before sbe gets over wiping ber eyes
and pulliug ber nose. Go, uow, aud 'i'll
owe you a debt of gratitude all my life.
I tbink Mary will melt under your soft
Tboofilcer slippcd around and told the
wife that her husband was biding in tbe
alley, and then took a position wbere
he could witness what followed. He
had hardly seemed it, wben tbe man
came down tbe alley on a gallop, fol
lowed at a 6bort distance by the wife,
armcd with a hoo-baudle. There were
no words spoken, but the man simply
threw up clouds of dnst with his beels
as he put on tbe steani, aud as he pass
ed tho oflicer ho somcwhat curtly ob
"Ah ! but ye ain't worth shucks at
tbe nielting bu6iness !" Dctroil Frec
A Father "Who lvrelted.
The other eveuiug a citizeu of De
troit beckoued to bis twclve-year-old
son to follow bim to tbe woodshed, aud
when they had arrived there he be
gan: "Now, young man, you bave been
fighting again ! How many tiiues did I
tell you it was disgraceful to fight?"
"Oh. father. this wnsn'h nhnnr. tnnr.
bles or anytbing of that kind," replied
"I Cilll't heln it. Tnkfi nff rnnr nnif
"Bnt, father, tbe boy I was fighting
wuu caiieu me names."
"Can't help it. Calling names don't
uuri auy one. un wuu tliat coat !"
"Hesaidl was tbe sou of a wirc
"What! what's that?"
"Aud he said you was an offlce-bunt
"Wbat! what loafer dared make that
"It made me awful mad, but I didn
say anytbing. Then ho called you
"Called me a birplinrr! Wl.t. TM
like to get my bands on him !" puffed
tne oiu genc.
"Yes, andhesaidyou were a political
"Land o' orncinns ! Imt TOn.il.ln'i-
like to hnra tltn ti-nininT r tl,f !...
for about five minutes!" wheezed the
old man as he hopped around.
"I put np with that," continued tho
boy. "and then he said vnn i-iid vnnr
pipes for offlce and got left by a large
mujonty. x couiudt stana tliat, father,
and so I sailed over the fence aud lick
ed him bald-henderl in lpavi'n t, mir.
ntes ! Thrash me if you mnst, father,
uuu a comunT stanu it to bear j
- ?pMBEE 2259. ;
abused byone of the malignant oppo
ffMySbn," said tbe fatberTas he felt
for balf a dollar with one band and
wiped lus eyes with tho other, "you
mav CO out and buv voti two nnnrwli nf
candy. The bible says it is wrong to
fiffllt. but the bihln mnar. mnl.-n nllnw-
ance for political campaigns and the
vile slander of the other party. I only
broughtyou ont here to talk to you,
and now you can put on your coat and
ruu aiong." Luetroit ree I'ress.
Corruption iu Electlons.
f Form Ilarper's "Weekly.)
The cost of elcctiotis can be trreatlv
reduced. The election tar unon ull
good citizeus is onormous, and ono of
tne cuiei qnnliucations ot a caudidatem
the "bar'l." Many of the bichest oflices
aic now practically put up forsale, and
ricn men otty oiiicial civil positions as
they once bouuht commissions iu tb
Englisb army. These of course are tbe
exceptious, aud they are observable
mainly in und around gieat cities. We
know a uominatinn to Congress which
was practically bougbt, like a joiut of
tneat in the ninrket, and newspapers
gravely congratnlated tbe couutry that
rich young men were willing to enter
upou public life. Tbis is tbe rottenest
borough systeni, and a travesty of pop
ular governmcnt. But it is not a rea
son for despair, nor for cynical con
tempt and indifference. Tho efforta of
all sound mindod citizens who do not
expect an ideal pctfection in politics
ih.ij uo niiiuieu wisei.v auu iiopeiuiiy
to the constaut elevation of nolitical
standards and methods. The chief eue-
mies of sucb cndeavors and of boucst
politics are not those who oneulv buv
and sell nominatious aud votes, but
inose wuo sneer at tattli iu the possi
bility of clcaner methods as super-ce-lestial.
Miue. miner. niinus !" Tbis is tlm
geueral upsbot of speculatiou in niiuing
A Boston nhvsicinn Ima diaonrnrAil
that tclenbones are iniuririim tn tlm .nr
and people who run to ears will become
aiarmeu. Letroit iree fress.
This is tho seasou of the vnnr wlun
bad Indiaus comuienco signiug treaties
of peace and drawing government
blankets for tho winter fXcw f)rl;in
Tho election ih-u-r nH n-irnn lii' tli
Democratic papers, recalls Cuffy's ro
port to his master of the deatb of the
oxen : "Do off ox has dono ffill 1mvii
de well aud kill hisself ; todderonetoo.
i tuuiuu t roie you ot oot tor once for
fear you couldn't bore it." Springfield
Old cider-driiik-prn h:vn liunn 11
believe that the abuudant apple crop is
due to John Sbermau. Picayune.
A man livinor in tbe cniintn- fimU
lightning-rods ou bis bouse to be it
gteat protection. They keep lightuing
rod neddlers from c.illinn- nnrl nliimiinrr
the head of the honse. New Orleans
He Was lirnilflir, lll-fnm ilm l1nlroatni.
recorder on the charge of drunkenness :
"Do you plead guilty or not guilty ?"
"I don't plead at all. I deny every-
iuing." uo you deny Davtng been
up here before?" "I should stuile.
Wby.jndge, I deny being here right
110W. If VOU Cfltch mn rriwimr mvaolf'
away, just wake me up and let me
know it." Galveston News.
Ou IllS wnv to his .inn.irlmonta Im
stopped under tbe window of a pawu
broker. and with violcut knnrkino- nmi
shouts attracted tbe attention of that
estiniabie tradesman, who, putting his
neau out oi me winaow, lretully asked
tlie business of bis viaitnr. "T mhI i..
know the time," cried the curator.
-vv nat uo you mean by waking mo up
tO ask SUcIl a StUnid nncatinn 9" rn'irn.l
the pawnbroker. "Stupid question ?"
howled the curator, clingiug to a lamp
posr. -a nue inar. tiere else should
I ask for the time baven't you got rav
watch ?" The Hour.
Tho acricultiir.il mlitnr nf tlm Vii
Havcn Rogister rises to remark that
"It isn't tho vellowesl. nnmnhin tlmt
niakcs tbe best pie. It is the rosy
cheekcd, ditnpled-elbowed farmer's girl
that does tbat. Butdon'cgo too fast,
young man. Her auswers are some
times as sbort as her pie-crusts." Bos
It alwavs SOUIids nrntt.r tn mnr "Tli
sun had sunk benentb tlm wndtnm li.i
zon ;" but a moment's rcflec'tion shows
flmf fl..,i i i i
m .....ui. mo UUlJf I1UIIZUU 111)
could sink beneatb, under tho circum
stances. When Im fpoU IM.-o Qibir,rr
he always selecta the western horizon!
n tnis scctton.
"Scienc enunir.rates 5Ra nviini r
organic forms in the air we breatbe."
uui uiiiiK oi ii j j'jvery time you uraw
iu a uieuiu a wuoie zootogical garden
slips down your wiudpipe, and no free
ticket to the press.
Two weeks since a nrnnnaitinn In
illumiuate Paradiso hall, tho tneetiug
Dlacc of tbe Detroit LiniIriln pImI. ,
discussed and held over to await facts
and bgures promisod by brotbcr Gai-d-ner.
Ho now announced tlmr. Im wnu
ready to say a few words. "It seems
to me, ue negan, "uat Ue mo' light we
git in dis hall, de wuss our furncbiir
will look to us. In dis subdued ligbt.
we kiu sort o' hide our feet, our old
cloze, an' de bald spots on our heads.
Dar's suuthin' 'bout do smell ob kero
sene ile tbat exhilnmtpti ns n ..
know dat do cost o' lightin' up am only
21 cents per meetin'. We has bougbt
iauijio, uuto iuui- gaiious ot i(e in
stock, au' any cliange now would put
us to a smart loss. De time fur puttiu'
iu ub itcmcK iigut uasu' arovo yet, an'
I must place my weto on any furder
limceeuius.- Lueiron L reo I'ress.
A yonng man in Yale collego wentto
a barber's shop to be shavcd. It was
tbe first time th.it. mv ntlmr l,o,i ti...
bis own had performed that operation.
niwl l,o 1,n.l ..11 1 1.:. 1 -l
uuu miuncu uis ueaiu to grow
for a week in order to appear as if he
needed a sbaving. He sat down in the
chair. The barber passed his hand
lightly over his cheek and said :
"Sbaved onco to-day, sir, baven't you ?"
Country banker to shaky customer
"Are you awaroMr. Soolivan, that your
account is overdrawn a hundred or so ?"
Soolivan "Certainly I ani, sir. Don't
bother me about such trilles ! I don't
go howling about the country, when
you've a hundred or so of mine! Your
information is superfluous either way '
Good morning, sir!" Panch.
Many forms of sick excuses have been
handed to the faculry, bnt a recent one
completely paralyzed him. "Prof. X :
Please excuse my absence frora collego
duties last Mouday. and Tuesday. I
was confined to my room by sea-sick-ness."