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OOMMENCED AUGUST 8, 837.
ST. JOHNSBtJRY, VT., THUKSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1884.
VOLTJME 48--NUMBER 2474
t. Johnnburi) djalcdoninu.
O. M. STONE Jts CO.,
0alt llie Atheiimiim, M, Jolinhury, VI.
ADTAXCR rCtUM 0K Tlir CALEDONIA:
One jnt iu Caledonia County 1.7."
Siim.intha, - 90
Oaa year nut of thla rounty l.'.IO
Sit ilnnlhn, " I.oil
K..r con e iiw-nrr in rf ml tl Ine. enbac ribera I n
thia cininly will tw crediled J9 weka lnr.. S.no
Twenty nlno weeka (nr l.oo
Sah.M'riliera nut ol thia connty will be cred-
itedSS wretafor 2.00
C'lerKymen In aerviee. lT year I .00
Krnut hy I'naURicn nrder, ntherwlac ataulwrili
Karli surrllM-r will tlnd on paper In cnn
ueetion with hia mmf. the date In whiclt he ha
paid No other rccelpt ia nrceaarv.
Ilale l .Idverll.liic.
One annare (ISlinea. 1 inclt apaee)oue week.. tl.Ot)
Karli ronllnuanre 25
Illlf lMiiare (fi lllieal one wwk ?5
Kach rontiiitiance 15
One aquare (one inch o! apire) per year...... 8.00
ltuailieaa Carda, jtvr year (eaeh line).... 1.00
LllHTalloiK. Katraya, itr 1.25
Special Notirra, per lujiiare, aun werk.... l.t25
Kaeh contfnilanee ..v 30
.-iperlal r.itea to bojt1ofi4 adrertiacr bv the year.
( y A'o Cu iiKrrtsd. .Vo objretinnalU adrrrtise
mtnU rtetirtd, and rutlhiny but Ugilimate buzintt
IOII l'KINTlN4i nT Ml kimK at liins prlrw.
With iii.Ml.-rn tyi.B aml maohinrry an.l aWiliriil
wutVmcn, nrarlr .ill klmUiir Jiili l'rlntln: can Im
dn aa ell aml aa clipap an In llin rilln.
I.K1 lllnnks Canl uml I'ajMT nliick rimitantly
w. c. LEWIS,
Asent fir Vt. Mutuil Firo Inauraoeii Co., w.ll
att-ml U Kxpiratitttia aml rollecling aaeai4iiifnU
luSt. 'obnatiury. I'unmnl aml Victory. lU-liablo
Inauraucn at low ratra C'all n or aililn aa liuu at
St. Johnaliury, Vl,
D. A. CHFFORD,
Citl.Miini Itl'k, il.iin SL, .St..Ii.liul.ury.
H. E. & D. a. WOOflRTJFF,
Slowt miil Tluunrf,
Ujilr.M.I Strect, . t.Ji.IiiKlmry.
J. P. OTIS,
Atturiiey uml (Nfitnaellor itt l.uw,
VVt llurkr, Vt
CAII00N & HOFFMAN,
Laivytra imtl (untriil luaurunci Atntat
I.jn.li.ii aml I.ynilonville. Verinuul.
Oun itf na will li at OlHce in Mctcber llloek,
Lynilmivillf ivery iUy.
CHAS. A. AIKEN,
I'lANO.KOltTK T II N i: K ,
St. Juliimliiiry (Vnlre.
AR-ut for tbo celcbratd
r Xew Vi.rk.
C. EUGENE HABBINGTON, "
(lln-rol llpulrr ill Miiaiml M'lcliliINr,
43 6T Lock ltcil :n. St. Juhuabnry, Vt.
L. B. ATWOOD,
CliitUliif. Il.ila, Cuio, lfiita' FurHialiitij;
Uauk Illock 41 -Min Straat.
Lawjw Hiiil Ci'iicral Iiiauraliif A;t-lit,
l'eacbaiii, Wrtnont. 52tl
F. V. POWERS,
All Klliila l (ii lit r.il .MerrluilKllai-,
I'ortUn.l Stre.-l, st. Jubnabury.
NICHOLS & DUNNETT,
I.A V VKRS,
Oppuaitn l'uat OIUch. St. Juhuabnry, Vt.
.Virhula at ttic Y. C'uuconl, Saturdaya.
Dunnt'tt at iitlico .Smlli Kyegatr, Mumlaya.
A K N1CHOL8. AUtLX DU.VNKTT.
THOMPSON & GOSS,
l'riprli-tiiri l I'uildiick lri.u W.irks,
St. .Ihuhury. .Iuhblu duuu L.onlvr.
S. H. SPAttHAWK, M. D.,
il.iii.ioutlil: riiyaiclaii aml irKru.
(SuccrMtur lo Or. Viuking.J
Oibi'tt JL rnaiilru ill Atlli'IKtMim lluil. Jluill.Sl.
S. T. BROOKS, M. D.,
I'riki'llrhiK riiyi'iuii iiinl uri;.iii,
UUicu ul riviiilt'ticv, "'p. th llakvry, St. .Inhuabury
C. M. STONE & CO.,
AKfiil. lnr t:l:ir.in.iit llnok llluilrry,
UpiNiaite tbu Atbeini-iiiu, St. rubuHbiiry.
o. p. bennettT
Itrulrr In Marlilu Wurk ul All KlmN.
Ni-ar l'.iawuj;er llcHit, St. Jiibubury.
MILIER & RYAN, "
lauufacturi-ra au.d Ht-alfia iu
4?arrlii4a aml CarriuK" lnk,
t'or rirtl.iud aud 11. U. Sta., M. .lubtiHbiiry.
E. & T. FAIBBANKS & CO.,
Ory (iiiiN, Clotlilii, CarM tlntrv, rap-r
M.iiii;Iii;h, Crtki-ry, aml linH'el ltf
F.illl.ailkn Vlllaif, St. .Iiibllaliliry, Vt.
C. C. BINGHAM,
lriiKi;lt aiitl IMiarmarUI,
5 Uauk IU'k, Maiu nlrtMjt, St. Jubiiabury, Vt.
BELDEN, IDE & STAFFOED,
Atttirnoya uml (ImiiiKfllur at l.au,
N'o. 2, t altliini.iu Itbtck, up ntaira. SL.IiiliUMliury
HOWARD & EOWELL,
AV.ttilii4, .levtelry, UmikK aml Stittiiiiifry,
Cur Maiu St aud Kurn Avfuuo., St Johuabitry
CR0SS & BEADLEY,
Itakrra aml Culirrtlfimra,
Maiu Strrrt, St .lnhuabury Vt.
JOSEPH L. PERKINS,
alBtluuiau llluck, up ataira.SU Jubnabury, Vt.
Mrs. L. J. FLEETWOOD,
Walkra lllocK, Main Slrn-t, M Jubiiabnry .
C. A. CALDERWOOD,
r'Hrnlliin, Cofllna aitil Caketa,
O.l.l K, ll.iw lil.N-k, K. K. st.. St. Jubnabury.
T. .IDIINSIItiltV iioum-:.
Mtl!SlKKKT ... ST. JoltNaltUKV, T
.ii:i:i:v liimw. I'ropii.t.T.
lt LKOAII SlHlKT .... ST. Joil.SaHUkT, VT
It. t;. IIOW'K. I'ruprirlur.
KttLKUAP Stkket. - St. .JdHVMiuur. Vt
l:l( II Al:l U. l'LINT, l'ruprirt.-r.
LTXUONVILLE, - - VlBHOkT
L. F HI1UKTU, Proprielor.
lalrbly locatrd, Joat nppoatte paaaDsr depot.
KIFTII AVKNVK IIOTi:L
llKUADWAT, N'KW VOKK.
A firat claaabouae in tvery partlcular.
HITCIICIX'K DAKLI.Nli i CO., rrtiprietara
itOYLSTOS STKKCT, - Bu9TO
Tbe tlutat appsIoW b.itcl In New Euland.
AMOS HAK.VES CO.. I'roprirtora.
IfNITKI) STATKS lltlTKI..
Situatdintkrryr,enlrrnl theClty. Tb-beat
iciAtiMl lloiiaHlur uilaioean nien. i ira ira uy
lcim Tablxastwitb tliitbratlbv market
W.ll McDONALD. Pruprietor.
H K. STONE, . . Propriftor.
A llratcUia houao In erery r-iv:t- Frre toafb
Wlre Staples and Punches
Jaattba lklSlor laitcaini: turtbr Unl docu
meata.'Baaiiacripta. paupblrta.ctc, For al al
iuo .aacoiaai wuir t
plr Kallroa.l. Nov. 34, 18H4.
Mail 1 Ano
W Ilurke .. ..
Sl. J. (Vnlre
Sl. Jrihliftbnry .
Kaal Uarurt ...
U. K. .Itinrtlon.
9 I'.'lll 4ll
'J II 11 43
9 iill 55
!l SSjli! Oi
r, 14 10 15
fi 30! 10 30
(! 401 10 40
7 55 11 20
10 4.11 3 00
H 30 6 311
TUAI MOVIN'a NDBTH.
W. II. Junelion.
Jjiat liamrt ...
St. Jobnabiirv .
Su J. Ccntrn.'
2 2111 09
2 27 11 18
.. .11 SH
2 4l'll 12
S 43112 02!
.. .12 II
... 12 27
3 07! 12 55
3 22 1 211
4 25 3 00
St. .lolinnliiiry A- L.:ik Cliainilnln Kallratl
ll-- 15, IXK4.
wl down. Kead up.
I 3 X
9 M C 20:
('amliridco Jc. .
2 23' 9 03
3 05! 9 25
5.1 10 05
01 10 3'
6 00 4 50
E. St. Jnhnahiiry
i-nbur.. . ...
St. Johnsbury Post Offlce.
. 24. tbu maila will clnsn at tbo
'aaiuniifii; K. 1:. U'av Mail. South.
9.ih) a. i
11.20 a. i
11.20 a. i
4.00 p. l
4.(10 p. i
St. J. L. U. I:. I!. Way ilail, Eaat
A. I.. l. i;. i;. av Alail, Wenl,
'aaauniiKlc 11. II. Wav ilail. ortn.
Wt-at Concord aud St. Joliuiliurv East,
4.1K1 II. I
Watirfnrd. V. Wat'fd and L. Wat't'd, 4.(ki p
i.aiiin, i nrk, i;ouu. II. val. ilail, 8.00 p. ui
uitbcrn aud Muutrcal mail, H.tlo ji. in
Ilail ill b nillected ficini tbo Imjxh at Padiluck
villi-f aml Kailluad altret at ( 00 a. lu. and 3.15
ill. ll.ii at Kallrujilatrcet uillbe iited at 7.30
lu.. aa uaual.
C'UAS. I'.CAItl'K.VTKl:. I'. if.
St. Johnsbury Church Directory.
Urciil radduck Villa"e. Sabbalb Ser icea at
10.30a. iu.. 1.45 and U:30 p. m. Salibatb Si b.iol
! iu. I'rjyer Mei'tiu-a at 7:.I0 p. lll.Siluday, Tiifs
i aml l'"ml.iy wvunius.
Itaptiut Kailiuad Street. Oornf r alap.u. I:jv.
. '1 . auillurtl. 1'aHtur. I'lfacbiuu 10:30 t. M. S.
Si'buul 12 M. l'mt.T ini-tiui: 0.30. l'iar liicet.
j; Wtdneaday fvt ninj; at 7:30.
t'rre llavtUt- Main Stifet. C'orner I'rutntct.
Sabbatbarrvirca, 10:10 A.M., aml 0 30 v. H. Sabbatb
Scliutil at 12 U. l'rayer inretiUK Wedne!.day even-
iU ui imu. jitiv. ii. ji. Aaams, iianttir.
Vltureli v Ihe Jctii'aA (Univi'jsjlist.) Kastern
.I'liuo. fuiner Cbt-rrv atu-'t. Sabbath aervir
at 1:43, I1.J0 r. H. Sabbath Scb..ol at 12:30 p. M.
V rdni'mljv tfniU!r lueitini; at 7:30. Itev. fi. W.
Mrthodiit (Vntial atltet. l!ev. E. AV. CiiHit.
I'ailui. I.'usidiucu uext to tbe Cbuicb. S.il.
utb erifti at 10.30 A. u., and l 30 r. m. Sablutb
ScIkhiI at 12 W'rdnnaday utuiu luectiu nt
Xorth Uonjreaational Main atreet. corner ot
Jburt-h. Iti-v. Ut-ury W'.Jonca, l'ator. Sabbatb
aud t!:30 f. ll. Sabbatb
Schiml at 1:45 1'.
Wedueaday tcllillj; inci-tiu
South Confjreaalionai Main atlret. Kev. i:d-
wanl T. Fairbauka. l'astur. Sabbatb servkra at
10-30 a. M., aud u-30 p. M. Sabbatb vbuul at I2u.
YdiH'aday e,uin luft-tiuat 7:30.
Vreibtflerian L'lturch Kattn Aenue. V.
. l.aild. lastn. Sabbatb auivic at 10.30 a. lu..
and li.30 p. ui. Sabbatb hchool at 12
ropalj Main atlret, IU
Survicea ou SuudaH ;
Wdu.laya nt7:3llp. i
S. l'iahrr. Ki
lu.-Hi a. in.. auil p. in
Siinday Scboul, at 12 m.
Homan Vatholic Cberry stiei't. Itev. J. A.
niaiouiiault Parinb 11 isl. ManaHand 10a. ui:
Vcpt-rs aud iciiciiii.tion at 3 p. ni. Ou tbo
tsumla nl Iho luoutli. aiTVice at 8.30 a. lu..
aud 4 p. ui. At l.ymliiuvillo.Hjlnt! da at 10.30a. iu.
M. V. A. 51ectiua at tbe ball ufthu Y. M.U.
A., Maiu atiect, Sunday moruinKa at 9.30, Satur
lay cvemn'TM at 7.30, Vouu M4ua mrt.liuir Siiii
day at 5.3u p. ni. Noun meeliug every la at
nnaon alain atrrrt.
Sl. .luluiabiiry Onlr.-.
ComiTeiativnal r.iitot. Sun-
ilav aurvicea at II A. u.. and 'l.OO 1 u. Sabliatb
Srbool at 12 M. Wedm-sday cvvnin niec(iu; at
7 30 r. u.
J. W. lVmia, l'anUir. Sunday
. and i.3o r. m. Siinday Scbool at
cniuj; meetin at 7.0O.
Si-rvirra at 11 a.
2 u. Tburaday
Kant M. .loliiiabnry.
Vvngrtjalional. Kev. J. N. Walker, Siinday
rvicri at 10.15 a. m. and 11.30 p. ui. Sabbatb
aclitml at 12.00. Wt-dlieadav vcuin uieetinir at
-Supplitd liy Ke
.-oi at 1.30 p. ru.
E. W. Cultor.
st. .lnliiiNliiirr Alli.
Library and lUadiny.Jioom, Ktcb to all. Opi
nut 9 A. ll.lu 12 l. ; lroiu 2 l d r. M., aud fron
to l-2Saluiday eveniuKa.
.lrl OalUrv 0k:u Ttieadaysand Fridaja.
irtfrn Uniim and Vt. Internat!onalin Sl
lohnabiirv lloune. Onen Ii.uii 8 a. m . lo 9 n. m
Sunda,9 to 10 a.n...5 to 6 p. ui. Nibt meaaK'
at ball rates.
An iroucnae lino ot
at tbe lowcat of all low pricea.
Uaud l'ainltd viewnor Willouiililiy, Mairoi;. White
Vlain and Einbvasnl cnda. Ic, 2c, 3c. 5r. 5c, aml 10c
Silk Friiic.1 earda. 3c, 5c. 8c, 10a, l.V, 25c and 50c
F'roateil, " - - . 5c 6c, tc and 10c
Satlu Xov.ltifS, 10t, 15c, 25c. 50c, tl.CO to 15.00
Fancy Sbaia, . lc, 2c, 3c, 5c, 6c, 7c aud 8c
IVrforatrtl canl lniard, - 3c, 4c, 5c aud 6c
I'riDU-.! Moltoca and l'atlerna, 2c, 3c, 5c to 10c
Scrapbooka, JOc 25r,50c, 65. 75c and tl.oo
l!nibia.l l'ictorea, wliole shet'ta, 4c Ui 10r
Iiri:r Crayoua 22x28 ina., - . 40c
Pbotocraph Albunia, 3Sc. 50c. 75c. 1.00 lu $7.00
F'ancy Iwx atationcry, 8c, 10c 12c, 15c, 25c, to 1.00
Artiat'a Coluli pr tllbe, 6c. 12e, 15c to 2:1c
Aloi.t WatcrColora, Uamall pana. - 45c
Wr aball make tbe cmleat SLAUOHTEK IN
PKU'KS it U fore dreamed of. Sre our arioua
pricvIits, 11, 0, II. E, and F our ten paee Cata.
loeue E, of Fluilioaswl and TranariT I'irtuna, aent
by HMt for 2c atamp.
THE HOME ART COHPANY,
Wboleaale and Ketail Dealeri iu
Card and Art Novolties,
Sl. .Ii.liiiilinrj Cutrr. VI.
Tbe nndrniinied ia now prepared to niake eery
tle of Pbotngrapha ln tlie nioat perfect nian
ner. I ahall Uke apecial ina to
pleaa tbnse wbo bare oion nn
uccraaful ia oblniuins at
Tbe largMt and lieat ataortmrnt of
To be ionnd in tbe State. Call and aee tbem.
C. F. SHEPHERD,
81 UKOWyg BLOCK.
Justice's Record in Criminal Cases,
A nawbtok for Jaatira mt tbe Paace. Jut
rintadandfor aala at tbe CALEDONIA K Or
. A. IVIIITCIIKK oOera decidiMl barcaina in
iuiaa iiarmenui,.iJreaa doods ana lloineatica.
4 Holruana at 5.f) fortner price tlO.OO
3 " 6,00 ' 12.00
I " 6.25 " " 12.50
1 " 7.00 " " 14.00
2 " 70 " 15.00
1 " 8.00 " " 16.00
4 41 9.00 " " 18.00
Tliean Gannenta are all lilack. wrll trimmrd and
to le cloaed at uat 50 centa nu a dnllar. New
marketa, iiusaian circulara and Jeraeya.
aabiunable (t&rtnenta at loweat prlca.
Now ia tbe time to buv Dreaa irooda. Clnaktnca
One Itale of 1047 yarda 40 Incb Itest aheetine 7J cts
One liale of 1014 yarda 36 incb Beat ahretins CJ cts
One liale of 1058 yarda 3G incb-IIeavy aheetinj; 5cta
One Cwo I5(t Printa, amall dark flcurea. 5 cta: or
4J cta. liy tbe weli, CASII buyera receive much
littlo nt our atore.
63 Main St.
T. C. SPENCER
dealcr in Fine "Watches and
and Gold and Plated Jcwclry
of every dcscription.
A fine line of Ilemair and
other styles ofopera, field and
marine glasses, spcetacles and
e3'e-glasses in gold, steel and
rubbcr frames, ranging in price
from 25 c. to $10.
French and American clocks
ind bronzes, Fancy clocks in
jilt and silver cases.
I liave also a full line of tlie
celebi-ated wovcn gold wire
jewelry in watch chains, ladies
vest and neck chains, brace
1 havc tlie largest stock of
Gold Band and Stone rinjjrs
whicb has ever been opened in
this town, the prices range
from 75c to 75, also a full line
of 18 carat
Come and see tlie ladies' and
gents' gold watches and notice
the latest and best styh-s of
er.graving on the cases, which
is all done by hand. Don't
lorget, when you are in the
store to look over the
Cake baskets, "Water sets,
Children's cups and sets, But
ter dishes, Tea sets, Knives,
Forks, Napkin rings, Berry
spoons, Gravy ladies, Cake and
butter t nives, sugar spoons,
etc. The solid silver ware is
allsterling fine and every thinn
manufactured from silvcr can
be found in the show cases
lapkin rings from 75c to
. lea, table and dessert
spoons, and an endless variety
of fancy articles in elegant
cases for holiday gifts.
I shall open to the public a
finer assortment of
in fancy bindings than I have
ever been able to procure be
fore Fancy box stationery,
toilet cases, Avork boxes, glove
boxes, etc. I have all the nov
olties of the season and will be
pleased to show them to all
T. C. SPENCER'S,
Tlif Ulcsscil Srnson.
Krjoicn! 'tia tbe acaaon of loinc.
Tbe iMutifnl acaaon of cirins;
Tlie h iah every aptrit ia rooviDfi
To make bricbtcr and ricber our livine
V1tn the lovo of the Chrlatmaa time.
We tll over ajain tho aweet atory
Of tbe Cbild of tbe pmmiae ao bolyt
Wboao life waa a miasion of pjory,
Who alike Meaaed the lofly and lowly
With tlie foy of the Chriatmaa time.
And ao tbe aweet impnlse is givcn,
Love worketh in hearta aa a leayen,
Itonda sordid and selOab are rlvea,
And earth scemetn nearer to heaven'
With tho peace of the Chriatmaa time.
Abhia M. (lannett, in Camhridce Tribuno.
.11 j- (ii:irlT Sct'iioii.
Wu were fi'icmls. W liail tniight
toi;etlK'r m iino nt our wniil koIiooIs for
six .vcars. ToutlitT we litul (k'fic-d tlie
liftty tyinnny !' llic itiiin wlioin itn iii
Bciutalde itoviil('iirc liail iilaccil ovor
u iu tlit. taipiicity f pi-Micipnl. To
gctlici' we liatl ivci.n'i.'(l tho "sprpitllB,"
and "lilowoiits," "fiKsiic naiiiOH for tlie
ollicial slioxv of cxaiiiinatioii papers,
(liitwin;s, elc, tli.it :m- exliiliitt'il to
tlie worlil ot ailnimi pai'eiits an tlie
iiiilividnal niul collcctivo result of their
imliviiltial aml collcftivo pio;eny. In
the long vacatioiis wu liud gone on r.i
rions exciirsions togctlter, mul tlie
inost aipioved odiicational and litera-
ry works, and, ui sliorr, wintered it
md Biiiiiineix'il it totretlier for six venrs.
Of t'oiiibe we liad plaiined alway to
live toetlter and Ijeeji the inost tle
litrlili'ul of old inaid's halls. and well.
we weie all that is iiicant bv the torni
of intimate IVicmlM.
I think it was the March of 1882
that the idea strnck tis. I do not re
incinlier what paier it was that illuin
incd our ilai kue.ss ; however, that is of
110 L'ousciiticnce. It. was a wet March
moi nin-r aud I was standiiii: in the hall
of tlie hixth ward school-house, tryiug
to liy niy (Iraglcil skirts at tlie reg
ister and fffling well, a thougli it
would be cniiuentlv safe for tho luturu
candidates for the preMdency to ctilti-
vate tlie loicigii accoinpilslinu'iit ot
witlkiut; Siianisli for that dav when
Miss Araliella Thoiiipsou caine in with
i wet. unilnella 111 one hand aud a 11a-
per in the othur. 'J'hompy was always
siinny. It would have taken a veri
talile dclujie of forty days and forty
inglits to lutvc niaile her willinir to ae-
knowledge that it. was bad weather.
She eaine iu xinilin, with a biight
"Good inornin;," iinil, without waitiug
tor ine to :tir iny euxpience on the sub
ject, she began :
See heic, niv dear, I have the
brightest plau you ever lioard of for
our hiiiiinier vacation," aud sho pro
ceedeil to tiufold her paper and her
plau. 1 he paper contained a glowmg
iccount ot the opcning splendors ol the
tnighty te.riitory of Oakota, and tho
uupitialleleil chauces for uiakiug a for
titue and gaining a honiu liy going out
to the vast uuocciipii'd prairies and
takiiiii up aclaiMi. ' iust. piekmg it up
you know, so easx- and coinfortable.
1 hen lollowed a stateiuent of the l.iws
icgaiding the .'u-uiiin; of the various
kinds of elaims, homestead, pre-einp-
tuiii aud tiniber clauns.
You justiro out there, enter vour
claiin, 1 1 it t up a sod house, livo in it
six nionths, piove up, pay $1.25 an
.tcic, and you have yotir elaiui to livo
on or to scll."'
".Iitsl like old .lack Means," I inti'r-
1 Miid I honipv, laugliiug, "aud
make hcaps an' gobs o1 inoney, all out
o1 congiess land."
IJttt." 1 oliicclcd, "vou for"ut that
the schoid year is niite inouths, aud
onr worthy forefatlu'rs in arranging
the year, have, with their usual want
of foresight plaiined for only twelvo
uionths. heie aie you Jtoing to get
the other three !'"
liiit ni) objcctiou that. 1 could uige
liad any weight with Thotnpy, for
thougli I itiu uiui'h older tl 1:111 she, she
is much licllcr Iookiug than I, aud
cousi'ipiently very headstrong. So she
overrnled every olijection that I could
bring torwurd, aud arraiiging with the
board of I'ducation for u six inouths1
vaciiliiin, sitiil we would go.
Tlie upshol. of the whole. inattor was
that I nieeklv ricldcd, and our iiooiih
and n-cesses for the ne.vt. threo inouths
weie spent in mukiiig calculations as
to what it would cost tis to carry out
plans, what stiiplies in the way of
liooks, piovisious, etc.. wn shotild lake
with u, and limv we should (lrcss. I
was for dressiug in bloonier eostume
and cairying a few levolvers, but
Thonipy would hear lo ueither. Sho
said there was 110 iiccil of our looking
like fiights, just because we wuro go
ilier to ilo souiethiiig a little uiiiisual,
but theu she was always vain of her
goud looUs. As to ritvolvers, she de
elaied lli.tt slie could not slecp with
oue in the hoitse. I yielded about the
ilics-iing ; but 1 was tiiin about the
"You would be in n pietty condition,
wouldu't. you," said 1, "if when you '
got yotir hottso of 'niud and dirt,T like.
the foolish little pigfi of' our iiursery
days, Mine trauip or other wild ani
iuals would conie uloug and take a
uotion to nimderyou Xo, I liicau to
have sonie inenns ol" prolection," aud I
I wish in the catise of public iustruc
tion, whicli, as a teacher, of colirse 1
am iuterested in, tliat I liad bur calc.u
liltiouH to give to the world, bnt 1111
foitunately they are lost, and tho table
of our leal expenu does not lielp lue
to reprtiduce them. Ali, woll ! 1 fcar
that, could r piL'Hcnt it to you, it would
be roblied of its illusions, and, like the
roso which the ctuming alcheinist re
ureated from its own ashes,
Wltboat tbe bloom, without tbe toat perfume.
However, I lemc uiliur tliat the ex
peusea ofour six uioutliR' vacation and
onr quarter scctiou were to cost ns just
$;i--1.23. We were verv cxact. I sng-
gested to Tliompy that we could spend
tlie extra two centsin cliocolate cieanis
aud havc an cveu 25, but she was al
ways close, and she Kttid no, we would
do lio sucli thiug, that it looked better
a good deal to linvu tlie three centR
there thau not ; that iu all ollicial re
ports they always uiaiiaged to have an
tiueven umnber 10 sliow how very ex-
act Uiey weie-in tlieir calctilannus
We alwtiys spoke of one posse$sions
as our "((uarti.T Bcctions" as it sounded
a gieat (lcai Jarger that. wav. We took
a half husliel of waluuta to plant, wal-
uut tuuiier is so valuable you know.
Tliompy aid we Were liko the man
wlio plauted acorns for 1ns first croo
We took about a peek of gnrden seeds
-atitl a lioe without a liandlu, but time
would fail uie to telj of. all tlio abgu'rd
itios we perjietrattxl. We were ready
at last. I prestime the jouruey was
rery iuucli like fliat of any other lone
teachtrs who shunld uudertake the
same. W5 met with the inost perfect
couriesy irom railroad otlicials, Iiotel
tiorterR, Iiacknieii and fcllow travrllers.
Of conrxe we took iu all tho points of
iiin-n-rMwiiuL nu t-aui anit .iiitinenpo-
...... ..(. i .i.-u 111 eujoy imineuseiy
the iinftKi'ilay seiisation it would make
ninoii!r tv&- fellow t.mvi'lliT if tlmv
knew tf onr daring project, but we
iimei -iccrriiieu ineiu iy (liscioaing it.
TheyJf;irdcd us as a couple of inno
cont arly inoll'ensive teachers in searcli
How.wo enjoycd the journev from
ht. l'aiil to our destiuation. It was
heie that we liad onr tirst glimpso of
i.iu ni:ij jii.uriu.M, gorgeous witn 1110
red lilii s of the north and a tliousand
other Hiwers that crested the waves of
the pn.ine gr.iss stretching away in
eniHcK-. succfHbion as far as tho- evo
I reii'ember distinctly tho first spell
I hado" Rinkingof the heart. It was
when I saw, in thc midst of a vast
plain, 1 "I11110, forloru. little sneck nwav
oH'toivl .1 tho- horioii. that was sonio
ineVjiu-.ii(t a.uolher dwcllinff in
sight i all thaf 'wide, lonely pr.tirie;
tho next was when we reached Lawns-
dalo and fiiuml that. the citv consistrd
ortwo tents and a wood shed. It was
evening when we passed through
Morehcud aml Far.-o. aud theluminoiis
balls of electric lights shiniiiir hitrh
over the Intter city looked weirdly
We reached our destiuation in tho
dim twilight of a stimiucr inorninir.
aud stopped to get breakfaat and
rest a little lielore st-arting on our
tour of investigation, preparatory to
takiug ui) our elaims. Someliow it
did not fseein so easy as ithad at honie,
and nota (piarteras roiuantic. Thoinpv
was as eiilhusiastic as ever, and when
I said that I wished I liad brought a
few tiees along in my trunk to im
prove the laudseape a little, sho said
it was wilder without and what we
vantcd was sunshine.
After interviowing tho land anent.
and a lot moro work and bother, wo
linally starled over the prairie ou an
ox-cart. Tho agent saiil ho thought
ho knew a place we would like, where
we could have our land joiniug aud the
other part of the section occupiod by a
man from New York who had his fani-
ly along and his biother-in-law. Did
you ever ride after an ox-tjaiu T I
hope so, for if you hitvo you will ap
pieciate inany privilegesth.it you would
perhaps otherwise pass over as but
slight advantages. We lnoved through
the prairies (bnt that was all) and
looked at the wide luonotonoiis laud
seape. After the tirst hour I reniarkcd
to Tliompy that I thought we had bet
ter go iuto cantp on the wagon, as we
scenied to be out as far as when we
started, but Tliompy said she liked it.
that sho was always afraid of fast
horses, aud she could get as much ex-
creise aud all the sceiiery sho wanted
troin her percli 011 tho ox-cart. I'rctry
soon tdio did get. all the scenerv she:
uaiitcd, aud then thttt exa.spertiting
girl pulled out a inicrosropc, aud liro-
ceedcd to analyze tlowers, just as ag-
ravatingly ciieerlul :ts thotigli she
were at a picuic.
AlirtYjj-in tho aftt'rnoon wo caniu to
the place of the inaii from New York,
and heie we got our diiiner tiuil weie
showu the glories of a sod hou.se. We
had -: n tlicin at a distaui'e liefoie,
but iiothiug (ike this. This was a ver
itable ialace of a .-od liouse, with real
windows aud papeied walls, with par
tilious of uulilcachi'd 111 11 sl 1 11 tiimined
with Tuikc.x red, that looked very
piiitty and homclike. Thoiuiy weiil
into raptuii'.s over it, aud legietted
ileeply that. we Inidn'l broitglit soine-
tliing along tor our walls. I dtdn t m-o
as she noedcd to display our ignorauce
betoie tliat strange wonuiii, but that
WitR just her all over not a liii of
Atler diiiner we went with th; ox-
team (o inspcct the other pait of the
scctioii, which the woiiiau Kaid she
hopcd we would like, as she wtshcd
we niight be neighbors; iln found it
ralhcr lonely being eight niiles from
tou n aud 110 neighbors. I couldn't sco
is it niade any (liircicni-e whcro we
took up our claiin ; it all looked alike
to ine, aml I was bcgiiiniiig to think it
niight piove a white elc.pli.int. any
way. We went to town to get the necessa-
ry papeis and.a inau to lielp get the
liouses leady, for we weie to have one
iiuccc, aud we wauted to lnvestigate
the little .stoie. The woiuau from New
Yoik wIiom- iiame wa llenlersaid that
her husliaud aml biother would do all
they could lo help us, and iu .1 slioit
time our houses were iea(l for us to
enter antl lake poes"iou of our long
dreanicd-of elaiin.s. Thev didn't look
very inviting, I can tell von. We
could liml 110 paper to cover the 1111-
sightly ivalls, and our furiiiture wsu of
the xcautiest. We could not make
both liotiKcs look inviting, so we iiml
inine for a kitcheu, thoitgh we cousci
cutiotisly slept in it half the time. They
wero very ueai' logether and not far
Irom imr neiglilioiR.
When we weie faiilv settled and
had had our tirst uieal, I (old Tliompy
that l felt like theSwiss Kamily Kobin
sou : she laughrd aml said she didn't
oee h()v I could feel like the whole
family w ithout haviug a stable in the
liouse, as they alwavs did. Xow I
think it rIiows au ciivious disposition
to always be making fun of a roiuantic
idea just because you didn't. lutppen to
tiiiuh. in il (i.ii.suii, oui i puuisued net
by putting my revolvcr in sight in a
holo which I dug for it in the wall.
Sho dared not take it aivav, so sho al
ways passed by 011 the other side of
tho rooni We got water from a well
belonging to the Heideis, who tried
iu every posMhle way to soften the
hardships ofour lot, though Thouu
alwttys preteiided that thero were none
that spolled btead, 110 tresh nieat, jio
lrnit, and all the horrors of caniied
goods were fun. Wo got fresh vciio
tables occasioually from our neighhors,
as we had- :io gaiden. it being too late
to make one. Wheu I complained, it
was not pleasant, to way the least, to
ne reiuimieii ot our pilgnm mothers
and the other pioueers. Iltcause they
had to cat uasty inexses, is no reaon
that I can see for my eating them.
Our neighbors were nice, educated
people, and I have notliing to say
against tlfeiu, but I did think it wasu't
exactly uecessary for the brother,
George lintdley, a tall, good KMikilig
Yaukee, to be alwttys coiniug over to
our place ou oue exctibe' or other. If
it wasu't to do soiitething, it was to
Rceifwe didn't want soinetliiug, aud
Thonipy would always stop and Ulk
witk hiiii. SometiuieK he would come
overofan veuing to hear me play.
for I had-nry violin along, and . ho bad
the good tuste to like inusic, thougli he
useil to it and fttaie at Thonipy whilc
1 Wespeutagood uiauy eveuingrf iu
fi-ont ofour sod hotise, I with my vio
lin and Thonipy doing notUing but
looknig picttircRiiie, whllo Georgo
Uradloy Iny on tbo dry grttss at our
ieet aim stared at her. 1 didn't mind
it for sho mus well worth looking at,
with hersoft biown eyes andohstiiiato
111011th. And she was too old for any
sueli lionsense as llirting, elso where
would be our old maid'a ball. The
Ilertlers would coino over occasioually
fora short time, but the baby usnally
kept the 11 at liome. They bad a good
inany cattle, which they hired a boy to
herd, and what, with their farm work
and gettiug ready for tho long, cold
wiuter, tbey wero very busy all day
aud very tired when niglit camo.
The long, nionotonouR days dragged
by. f toltl Thonipy that tho evening
and the moruiiig wero tho first- dav.
aud all tho otbers weie just like it.
Sho opened her eyes aud looked shock
etl. Sho seeiued to oniov evorvtbiuL"'.
and llitted about helpi'ug Mrs. Herder
in a lieighborly way, playing with tho
uauy, anaiyziug tlowers, aiitl just sit
tiug fitill and watch i 11 l- the sbadows
diift over tho grass, and grew brown
For inysrlf, I grew almost to hate
the long still days, and iu spite of the
never-ceasing winds, days so alike
that you could not tell one week from
tuotheror Mondav from Saturdav. to
long for Xovoiuber and our rctiiin to
the civilized world. Septenibor came,
and l thought of tho changing woods
tmi aiuuniu souiiil ot wmd .1111011": the
branches, aud it seemed us thongh it
would be almost liko Iloaveu to hco a
treo. I said so to Thoiupy, and she re
spomled by siugiug :
O'er all tbe wide, extended plain
Shinaa one eterual day!
I shall never forget 0110 dav about
the niiddle of the nionth. Mr. Herder
had beeu at the shed ncar the liouse
stackiug coru for the wintor uso of tho
cattle. Wc could hear him sinL'inir
about the place all the drowsy aftcr
iioon, aud now aud airain his wife
would call to him in her higb, swect
voice. Ucorge Uradlev was 111 town.
;md just about six the boy camo driv
ing tho cattle beforo liini. .Mrs. Jlerder
was at our door with the baby in her
arnis inviting us to tea. We all stood
there in the late sunshine watchingtbo
cattle tis they catne slowly over the
prairie, stuppiug to nibblo the grass
hcre and there until urged on by tbe
boy, who rode a spitcful little pony.
As they came up, Mr. Herder paused
iu his work, and, seeing us, waved his
hand, let tlown tho bars to tho enclos
ure aud stepped back, holding in his
hand the hav knife with whicli he had
1 he cattle passed in 0110 atter an-
other, and only tho big Duiliam bull
.Mr. Jlerders special piido stopped to
saniplo the straw. Mr. Herder struck
at. him with the llat side of the knife,
iiki the next inoment a horrible thiug
was happeniug. Tho enragetl animal
turncd upon him, aml, catcliing him ou
his cruol horns, tossed him high iu the
I saw tho lioy (lashtugawav across
the prairie for tho help whicli it would
have bceu inaduess for liini to have
ittempted to give. I lioard Mrs. Hord
r's cry :
"My Cod, tho brute will kill him!"
tsshe sank 011 her kuees with a lookof
igoiiv ou her face, the like of which I
pray I niay never see a.'ain. Thomnv
stood as if turueil to stouu. till. at a
cry from the ilefenceless mau, out there
all iilone, she tuincd, and snatching
the levolver from the wall wheie it
had been avoidcd so long, ahe dashcd
by us lo his help.
iVrabella 1 hompson !" I cried.
clutchiiig at her as she passed me,
liave you lostyour benses T"
She was gone! 1 sank down ou niy
knces, aml buried my face iu my
hauds, lost all coiisciousness save of a
horiible sickening pain in tho place
wheie my heart used to beat. 1 be-
liove I knew somethiug of the tortures
of the lost iu that space. 1 (lo not
know wliother it was long or short, it
MH'incd foiever. Tho tirst thing of
which I became consciotis was the
noine of voicesiu excited (piestiou aud
inswcr. 1 raiscd uiyselt from the
'ronnd aud saw Georgo Bradlcy and
.seveial others about. the prostiiito body
of Mr. Herder. He still lived, thongh
badly hurt, aud they soou had him 011
the bed waitiug for the doctor to come
fiom the town.
They fouml Thouiiy iinconscious not
fai from where the bull liad died ; the
revolver was sonie distance beyond,
wiicte she had thrown it allci shoot
ing. George Kradley broitglit her in,
in his arms, and we could 110110 of us
make euoiigh of her.
"IIow did you ever do it, you, who
uic so miii'h afiaid of liieanus 7" 1
"There was iiothiug elso to do," she
"IIow did you aim ?" asked sonie
"I didn't aim ; I jiisthhutmy eyes
and prayed aud theu shot and throw it
as far its I could."
I belicvo she was more afiaid of the
levolver than sho was of that horrible
After that the two fumilies got sort
ofmixcdup. Mr. Hcider, nursed bj
us till, ntruggleil slowly back to life.
.Mrs. Herder could uot do euouglt for
Thonipy, and as for that George Drad
ley, he aeted as tbutigh sbo belonged to
1 begati to realizo about this time
that the prospcct of our model old
inaid's hall was growing beantifulh
less. It did not improvo mr tciuper
when the cold weather began to threat-
en and we with a whole moiitli yet to
stay. When Xovember did come, it
fouml us fuirly stiowed in, with no
po.istlilo hoiie ot escapc. Of courw
there was 110 usc fretting, but there was
110 excuse tor thc exaggeratcd cheerful
ness with which Thomjiy mct this mis-
Tho long wiuter days, bo'peless and
lelentless, uraggeil uv. l ncre were
two people, thongh, who did not liml
the days too dark, or the wiuter too
long, but it is ratlier slow fun for
thinl party to watch the progress of
tlie love-in.iking through a long Uako
When tbu late cold spring linally re-
leitNed me, 1 turued uiy liuck 011 111 v
ruiued enttite aud blasted hopes, aud,
leaving the bappy Iovers Iiehiud me,
(their elaims juiiied), L futuid my wa
back to the Sixtb Ward school hotise,
a sadder, poorer, and, I hope, a wisel
My (piarter section and my wiuter in
Daknta cost me just (JU..J (aud 1
cau't atford to spend tbe two ccuta iu
cliocolate creauis) to say notliing of.inv
ruiued ctstlcs in Spain and the loss of
tuy friend. Xow, if any one wants this
valuable propcrty, ho can liave it 011
Moiigtime and easy terms."
A step toward God a nolile dted.
A City's re:u Criuic,
Nine unrccoguized bodies carricd
away-from tho Morgtie to be buried in
0110 day may be takcu as a moro sur
faeo. jiiilication of what tbo inyateriotiR
fatalitica of life- aro in a great city.
Whether lifo was ever less safo any
whert in any civilized country than it
is with us just now, and whether a
woll paid and much pampored polico
over did loss to prevout ticts of vio
leuce or to discover the porpetrators,
or whether a cumbroiis and expcusivo
judicial niacbinery ever less auswcrod
the prcRiimcd cnd of inakuig the law a
tcrror to crimiiials, aro all points open
to doubt. Murder appcars to bo a
pastituo aud justico a farco. In tho
opeu strects, in tbe broad daylight, a
111.111 givcs a woinan a mnrtal blow ;
she dics.iu the hospitul; aud the polico
are-asinucli at a loss for any know 1
edgo of the facts as if it had occurrcd
in Chiiia in Ihe timoof Coufticius. And
if this blintlnoss of the polico does not
givo a mau of iniirderoiis impnlses as-
aurauco etiough, the adminiatrati'in of
justice is ntted to streuglbeii his icso-
Ititious, aud the niliiiitc leiineineuts
and dclays of judicial prnceduro as
instanced, say, in the easc of Conroy,
the policemcu scein to assure absolute
iinmiiuity from forciblo attemlauce at
what was ouce ktiown as "a Hlioriffs
Within a short time two iucidcuts
have been added to tho strange chrou
iclo of vast and varicd iucapacity
that the bistory ofour criminal justice
presents. Ono is thc story of the dead
woman found wheio sho had laiu in a
heap of aslit'S for a year or two in the
very heart of tbo city only a few
humlrcd yards from the City hall and
within a few feet of a constantly
crowdcd thoroughfare ; the other is
the departine of that allectioiiatfl
"inother" of tbo polico, Mrs. Mandcl
baiim. Mrs. Mandelbauin has lived in
tho city for twenty yrars or more, and
for all that period her house has been
an ackuowledgcd receptaclo for the
products of thousands of burglaries.
Upnu the coinmissiou of any iinportaut
robbery witi.iu a hundrcd milcs of this
city tho polico could havo gone with
almost absolute cortumtv to tho placo
of doposit of the valuables iu that wo
inan s Iiouso, or 111 sonie house tliat
was only a detached portion of her
preinises. Xay, she kept a shop at
whicb stolen goods was sold over the
counter. Xot a finger was laid upon
her till Iately. liiit the spirit of re
foriu ptits 0110 good man into oflice.
Ho sbows a disposition to do his duty,
and all tho niachiiiery of law and "jtiR
tico"' comes to the protection of tho old
sinneraud sho is rescued ouce inoie.
As to the woman in the ccllar, ber bis
tory provokes a doubt toilcbiiig the
efliciency of the police for the perf.rm
auce of the inost modest of polico func
tions. It often appears as if the city
were the battle grounil of the criminal
classcs and as if the police were only a
kiud of ambuluncocorps to go about
aml gather up tho killed aml wouuded ;
but this iucident shows that they are
uot very excellent at police duty in
oven tho stiictly inilitary sense.
By the way, should not the board of
health itsclf harc discovcred this wo
man iu 0110 of tho two suiumers through
whicli she lay unburied 011 the preni
ises of a public botel f It may bo too
much to expcct of the averago police
1)1:111 that he should know what is hap
peniug upon his beat, aml when police
couimissioncrs have all their time tak-
en up with party politics it is haidly to
bo supposed there could bo iliscipline
Riiough in the force to make it etfec
tive, but it is the duty of the board of
health to nose out and fullow to their
sotirces the foul odors of the city, and
that body is authorized to make for
that purposc an inspcctiou from house
to house, and should do so ofteu in
bad iieighborhoods. When was an iu
spcctor in Krankfort stiect ! aml what
gitaraiitee does such a boaid offer
against the iiitrodiiction and propaga
tion of pestilence ? N'ow York Her
ald. TIm: .Hissiii I.ink I'ouikI.
Theie is just at pteKcnt, ou private
cxhibitiou iu Ceutial I'aik (prcvious to
his public appcarauce) a distinguiAhed
straugcr, who may bo ineiitioued in a
pcisoual eoluinu by a slight stretch of
its c.ourtcs . Tho young foieigucr is
tii ican tlescent, and he beats a clas-
sical 11:11110 -l.'onin.s. He is a most
beaiitiful spccitneii of the latest of the
Simiaibe to rcacb this cuuntrv. A
yotiug chimpaiizce of leuiaikable in
telligence and in perfect health. He
wtilks aud sils in a very nearly up
right attituilu. Ile has a face which is
po.iitivcly hiiiuan iu exprcsion, far
inoie so than any of eveu the largest
apes. He sits (jtiictly iu his den all
day, and plays with a ball 01 other toy,
never caies to nidiilge 111 mischirl, 1
devoted to his kceper, .Mr. Cook, and
eats altogether with the aid of a knife,
fork, Kpoou anit uajikiu. His hand in
sizo, peilVction of shapo aud warmth,
is almost exactly liko that of a lad of
twelvo or fourteen years, and he do
lights to hold a spectators haud in it.
iV more tasciuating htiinan speciineii ol
the uiissiiig liuk can ot bo found, aud
it is 110 exaggeration to say that oue
expeuts cach moiuciit to hear I11111
IIow 'I'o Sjioil Tliings.
To spoil stcak l'ry it.
To spoil tea or coffeo lloil it.
'I'o spoil ciintard Hake it too long.
To spoil hotise-plauts Water theui
To npoil butter Do not work out all
To spoil a carpet Sweep it with a
still, halt-worii broom.
lo spoil iiancakes Itake them 011
To spoil a bieakfnst Grumblo all
tho whilo you aro cating.
To spoil potatocs Lnt theiu lio and
so.tk iu water after boiling.
To spoil scissors Uut everythiug
from a shert of paper to a bar of east
To sjioil. a pair of gaiinciits in their
making Cut them uut carelensly uml
t ti 11 all tbu soaius.
To spoil a wife I'ind fault.
To spoil cbildreu Hiiinor tbem iu
overi tbing tbey happon to thiuk they
To spoil a school Chauge teaehers.
every tiuie somo one in the dUtrict
To spoil bread Ub joor llour and
Hour yeast, aud let it rise until too
light aud it nilis over.
Mr. iluxloy's daughtcrs aro said to
be amoug tbe prtittiest girls in Ioi)dou.
This is slightly aiubiguous, as tbe
same. thing might be said of the old
gentlemaii's soub.. Burlington Kiee
This cry in a well-known botel in
Detroit tho other nfternoon. nr.in.li.wr
from a room 011 tho third lloor, cjtiight
tho ears of sovoral chaiiiberimii'ds and
cieaU:d ir.stant coiisternatiou.
"Oh ! Heaveiis !"
It W.1H tllO VlllYo 11 f n mfln ivl.n
shrioked tho words from room No. -10,
aud tho chambermaidH at onco seut a
niesseugcr to the ofllco with tho news
iiiai iiiiiKier was iicing committcd.
-toii't kiii mo liy mcIiesP
tho cliambermaids, jtnd tho group of
three or four iiri-iumtlY- in-,.,v' i.n n
dozen. Who occunicd tho room ? One
of tho chamhcrmaids recolloctcd of
seeing a bcclled-browcd man of gen
eral piratical look, acconipanied by a
woman closoly veiled, enter Xo. 10.
vas no Kiiniig norl '
"uii ! on : you aro killntg mo!"
It was the voice of tlie man. The
'eiled woman had cot. l.im l....-
power, and scciued fo bo subinitting
lll III to some soif 'Of 'lorlnri.' ;.v..,,l
of tho crowd knocked on the door at
onco, aud one of tho chatuberniaids
demamlnd iu .1 falsetto voice that it hr
opencd at once. I'here was a ha ! ha !
from the veiled woiuau, and the voice
of tho man cried out: "What, do you
inock at niv mi'i'V !"'
A c.lerk came froiu llm nllic.. ml .1...
mauded admittanco in tho hmhh. ..f tl...
law. the cotitiiniii:il .,in,.i-..uu n,,.i
eral other things, and after sonie little
iieiav 1110 uoor was onened .iml 11
woman stood iu tho (iiioiiini' niul uskoil
what was wanted.
What's lroillL' 011 ill tlnrn wl1.1V
bcing hurt ?"
"Sho lailL'llcd her hal 1i:l! .-liriiiti. iml
it was echoed bv the voice of m ni-m
"What's all this about " sliouti.il tli..
"WllV. sir." she ilommclc inlii.il
was puiling a porous plaster olf my
iiiisuauu s oacK."
I'ride 111 Ont:'s Wiff.
"Yes," said old fanner Jones to a
traveler who was stoiniinir with him
over nigbt, "I've got as good a wifo
as any man in these parts, if I do say
"I am not marrieil invself." said the
traveler, "but neverthelcss 1 can ap
preciate the pride which a husbaiid
niight take iu a good wifo."
"Why, stranger." went 011 the old
fanner, earuestly, "I've kuown that
woman to git up at four o'clock in tho
moriiin', milk sixteen cows, and git
breakfast fer tweuty nien, an' havo tho
liull thing douo aforo snuiise."
1 ou don't say so, ' oxclaimed tho
es, sir, and not onlv once. but
week in an' week out, an' you kin see
is well as 1 kin that. slie atu't a stiong
I Was :i 'l'raV'lM-.
He m a mdiby traveler,
A driinnurr from Now Vork,
Who never cat hia pie unlaaa
llu did it nitb a fork.
One day he aaw a iiretty cirl,
TJpon tbe "through expreaa,"
Who couldn't et the window up,
And aeeined in aore diatresa.
"Ab, 3!ia, jiermit me," and be tlew
To help the falryoutiK (;irl;
He flxi'd the window and hcgAii
llia (ino niuataclie to twirl.
And amilinK like a aon of tfaul
Tbe I-'rench are alwaa aweet),
He aakcd il ho could ocaiipy
A portion nf tho aeat.
Sbe let him in ahe aizr-d him ui
Sho abook hcr pretty fan,
And aaid to him in dulcet tonea,
"Ain't yon a travdirig man I"
"Vca, Aliaa," be anawered aweet and low,
Aud reached out for her tan,
"Ilut ia it auch a gripvoiiB ain
To be a traveling uian f"
"I rrxkan not," ahe uiailerrply,
"liut fathtr aorma to think,
'Twixt bad and woran tbe travclar makea
Tbe creat counecllu liuk.
"IIea out tbere 011 Ihe platform now,
And lookiuc pretty blne,
So if you are a traveliug uian
You'll travcl p. d. q."
Acoiistic. propei ties Kar triimpets.
A country-.seat The milking-stool.
A prominent lumhcrmuii has had his
coat of arms paiuted ou tho paucls of
his cariiagc, with the I.atin inotto
"vitli," which, by iuterpretation is, "1
"Sambo, kiu you tell ine why dy in
wariahly ttike de peiinics fretn d rhil
dren tit de Siiiiday-hehool J" "Cotuso
I kiu. I)at is to get de cents ol do
ltoaiiling-house Kccier: "Why, how
dcftlyou carve the licef, Mr. Siuith.
You inust be an ailcpt." Siuith (with
a gruut (,f exeition): "Ytis'in, I am ;
I'm a word-carvcr by tiaile."'
Mr. Buruaiid, the editor of I.omlon
I'tiuch, has eleven uumarried daugli
teis. We always woudeicd what it
was that made the old mau's humor so
grave aud inclaiicholy. Bur. Fieo
"How is your boy coming 011 at
school I" "He is ipiilc an aitist. Ho
is diawiug livc auimals." "So is my
boy, I'.ill. Ilo drew a cat. up iu a tieo.
Ho diow it all up by himself, too."
"Did he use cniyon I ' "Xo : he used
An exchange sttys : "The price of a
shuve in .Mootana towus is tweuty-livo
cents." Spiccr says he is glad tho
ii ice is coiniug down iu tho West, for
in '81 he paid :?2(X) for "a sbavo" in a
(Joliirado iiiiuiitg towu aml keeps tho
sliaving paper as it sotivenir of tho
sharp stea!. Bostoii Commercial Bul
letin. A lawycr in easteiu Coniii'cticiit,
whoso leputation iu thc cominunity
was not very high, met au old gentle
ntau. one day, aml said to him: "Do
yn know, Mr. 11 , that I am a di-
rect descemlaut from Miles Stamlish T"
"Js jt poMiihlo J" was the reply. "What
a descent !"
"How much aie them a ipiartt" a
couiitrymau asked as he pickcd up a
strawberry in a fruit store and swal
lowcd it. "Fifty cents a piecc."
"What!" shoutcd the coiiiitryiuan.
"Fiftj- a picce. Try aiiother; they'ro
uice and frsh." "Xo," he rcplii-d, as
he hamlt'd over half a dollar. "I'vo
bad all the stra vberiies I waut."