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BE A WOMAN.
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HOW COUNTRYMEN ARE TAKEN IN BY
NEW YORK SHARPERS.
A New York correspondent dis
courses upon the various ways in
which strangers, generslly from the
rural districts, are taken in b3 the
sharpers who infest the metropolis
in such large mumbers. Let us
suppose, he says, that one of the
strangers was walking up Broad
way, dazed with the bustle and
confused by the.. clatter. He is
missing naught of what goes on
around him. Suddenly the man in
front of him stoops down and picks
up sometbing. It is a glove. The
countryman looks at him to see what
he picked up.
-_elo!" says the man; "here's a
ring in this finger. By. Jove! it's
a bang up gold ring. Some lady
has slipped her ring off without
noticing it in taking off her glove,
and then she's dropped her glove."
The countryman looks at the ring.
It looks like a beauty. It might
just fit his Salhe's finger. Blame it!
Why does he never pick up any
"Look a-here, young feller," says
the city , "here's a gold ring.
I'm poor as a church mouse; haven't
got a cent, The stores is' all closed
and I can't sell this. Gimme fi'
dollars for it and say no more."
Done-and the oountryman has
got a brass ring.
On the next block another very
similar incident occurs. A coun
tryman is plodding along and gaw
king about. He bunks into a man
who has stopped to pick up some
thing. It's a big fat wallet. The
city man opens it and peeps into it.
The countryman can see by the ex
pression on the other's face that
the wallet is full of bills, though he
doesn't happen to see the bills.
"By George!'' says the lucky find
er, "some countryman's in a hole.
Lost his pocket-boolk and4 a big
hunk of mioney". It's too bad--too
bad; and I've got just ten minutes to
atch the boat at the battery. The
poor fellow ought to have his money.
Tell you what I'll do. Give me $10
and keep the wallet till you see to
morrow's Herald, and then you give
it to the man that's lost it. He'll
advertise it sure, and you'll get $20,
or may. be $50, reward."
Done-and the countryman had
got a wad of paper rolled up in a
one dollar green back.
Perhaps the next contryman
among our guests drops into a Bow
ey muserez . Why shouldn't he!
He never saw a band of real ?o
pocologet cannibels from~ Patagon
is, d~i afat woman weighing 604Q
pounds, gr. a boy whlo can do with
his feet whatever others do with
theirhbands-and all this can be
seen.for ten oenta. So in be goes.
Soon a very genial gentleman, with
a voice like a fog-horn, invites the
countryman to see what another
gentleman has just drawn for fifty
cents. -There is a case-full of silver
plaeisware and .a..old chain, a
gold witch, a dmond - pin; and I
don't know what all, and the other
gentleman has drailn ticket thirty
two.. Ticket. thirty-two! Why,
tisket shirty two is the 4iaggnd gia
-well, the gold. watch is there
"Take an envelope out for fun
and see-how your luck is running.
It won't cost yfon anything. What
103! Why that's the gold chain.
Take a -try in egrnest only fifty
bh countryman pays fifty cents.
He draws out an envelope. Per
haps it is one that he accidentally,
saw the gentleman pull out to
show a bystander in Qrder to prove
thgt the number on the gold watch
was really is one of the envelopes.
If he pulls out either of those he
will find a blank in his envelope. If
he is stupid and polls ont another
one, the gentlemanI who presides will
seige it with an "'Ah, now let's see
what you get," and will change it
so (Ieftly that you won't see him do
it and- the countryman gets a
blank. If he tries again and again
he will epend -$4 or $5 to carry off
a seventy-five cent plated butter
diab nerhana. But myvhn the nex
game. That doesn't matter. Our
city people can please any taste or
interest any form of curiosity.
Doubtless many of the strangers
find themselves in pleasant converse
with a man who adroitly sounds
them to find out whether they ever
played cards for money or not. The
pleasant pumpers are gambling
house "cappers." They get a percen
tage on the winnings from whoso
ever they bring to the tables. They
are not violent. They do not drug
a man or carry him by force, nor
do they urge a man to play if he
says he does not understand cards.
That's all the talk of those who do
not know what they are preaching
about. The capper is the leaat
offensive variety of city sharks. He
asks you to come around to "the
club," and then takes you to a hell
where is played a "brace" game. I
never staked a cent in a gambling
house in my life, but I have often
been in those places, and once 1
saw a capper bring in a jolly, half.
tipsy country merchant with a roll
of bills as big a woman's fist. I saw
him lose $300 and then offer to
treat the house. The boss gambler
would not permit this, but set up
the wine himself. Then the man sat t
down to play again, and the gawb
ler would not let him do so, but
sent a capper out of the house with t
him to see him safe to his ho
tel. Perhpas you think this was
highly moral. Well, it was morality
af the highest gambling honse
"Why did you not let him keep
Dn playing!'I inqnired of the gam
"Oh," he replied, "he had noth
ing but small bills left. No use
:leaning him out and having him t
:omplain to the police. As it is, l
de has gone away feeling good to
vard the house-"
JOHN ON9 HUNDRED AND
A gentleman tells the Cleveland '
Leader this,which is repeated in
2is own language:
I wish to relate to you a ludicrous
ittle episode which took place in a
Irawing room car between Boston
Lnd New York. Besides myself and
vife there wero four 'ladies and a
ive-year-old boy, whose name was
fohn, all evidently traveling togeth I
r, and an old gentleman who sat
)pposite the- ladies, wearing a,
)road brimme I peaked felt hat, a
>rown wig and very gray whiskers.
le had taken off his boots and en
:ased his feet in slippers, and en
iconsced himself in one of the big
hairs of the car, evidently deter
nined to make himself comfoitable
hile he whiled away the time
elving into a magazine. John was
avidently a aort of a-boyish nuisance.
Efe kept movigg about like a per. ,
etal mto smohine. ' Hismoh
~hin face, long, pt . ked nose, a point
ad projecting chini and gray eyes e
sunk deeply in bei little head. Her
voice was of the most piercing, t
squeaking kind that could possibly
ae imagined. Every time her boy ~
vas engaged in some mischievouse
>peration, the mother would repri- (
mand him by screaming out in her
orribly shrifl voice, in a falsetto
ote, "J'olin!" 1That ear-piercing a
sound caused the old gentleman to
give a jump as though he had heard i
the sudden blast of a locomotive t
whistle close by. Pretty soon John
would he imp4ling some flies on the t
window and the terrific sound would a
be heard again, calling, "Johnr and i
bhe old gentleumag would give a' ,
other start in the midat. of his read.
ng, After another interval John e
would take a rona foot 'cushion t
nd roll it along the aisle, like a
nine pin Fall, ~~nd it ~ Weni whacki
igainet the le.g of the old gentle- 3
man and simultaneously came t,he
so.ngd of "Jo.hn!' in the high jal.
seto voice of the mother, -and'the a
geitleman gave another tremendous t
start. This esHling iof "John" in t
that unearthly aiill tone was kept a
up every littlei while till the traain ,
reachgd Springgeli. Here the old *y
gentleman pulled on his boots,
stowed away his slippers, gathered
bis traps together, and proceeded t
to get off the car. As he was pass-.
[ng the mother an'l "John" on his i
way out, he stopr.ad, looked at her
in dign~ified man ner, showed heri
a piece of paper covered with marks,t
and said, in a calm but loud voice,
"Madam, you have screamed out
'John!' just one hundred and seven-1
ty one timesi'n and with. a bow
threw the paper on her lap and left
the car. The woman gazed at him
till he disappeared, with her mouth
wonderingly open and in a momen
~arily dazed condition. Finally she
cae to and furiously vented her
spite on John by taking him across1
heriknees and giving him a terrific
spanking in spite of hisTells. The<
woe scene was so ridiculous and<
lageroua kt .al1 of the~ passengers,
liiiefading "tbWIadies of the party1
who were traveling with the moth-i
er of "John,'' gave way to a paroz
ysm of laughter, in spite of poor
John's tears at being made to suffer
for the nld gentleman's sarcasm,.
BEHAVIOR IN CHURCII.
"In these talks to my people,"
said the minister to himself, "Let
me begin with some things that are
not of the highest importance, and
which yet have an influence for
,ood or evil.
"There," he continued musingly,
'is the matter of behavior in church.
[f I should speak to the people on
,his subject with the plainness with
which they sometimes take me in
.land, they would. I fear, be not a
ittle offended. Applying a criti
%al glass even of low magnifying
ower, there are, however, many de
ects to be seen. Here are sone of
;he things I would say, provided it
were expedient for me to speak my
"I should say first of all: My
lear sisters, do not use the hovse
>f God as the place for the display
)f dress or adornment. Now please
inderstand me. I know that some
;ome of you are in moderate cir
:umstances. You have nothing
>etter than that which you must.
vear to church. Your grown, your
vrap, is the only one suitable to
year in public. I am not speaking
o you, unless, as I suspect is
imes the case, you have put more
han you could really afford into
hese garments to make a brave
how, and have cramped your be
ievolence accordingly. But this is
matter for you to settle with your
Jaker, not with me.
"But there are some of you in
asy circumstances. You dress
laborately, richly. But in the dis
arge of your social duties you have
ipportunity for all,tfie display of
Iress that you need. I am putting,
he matter, you see, on the lowest
evel. God's house isino place for
"I beg you wear thither: your
lainest garb, and dispense with al
ostly adornmentA. .l ean assure
,ou thatthe atinosphere of richness
rhich -your elaborate attire creates
epels some, at least, from. the
hurch. They think-ferhaps
rrongly, perhaps rightly-that
heir prenesee '1n their enforced
ilainness of dressis not desired.
"I am not arguing here the ques
ion of social equality. I simply
>ear my testimony to what I know,
Lamely, that the over-costly dress
ng of some Christian women keeps
heir less favored sisters from. the
ouse of Ood. It ought not to do
o; but it does!
"It is not, however, to the ladies
lone that I speak. ' By no means.
Ir. B-, if I should visit you in
'our house, wonld you, if my visit
appened to be a little protracted,
'awn in my face. or fidget about as
r you were extremely uncomforta
le, or draw out your watch every
iw minutes to give me a hint that
ime is passing? You know you
'ould not. Whatever you might
ay of me when I was gone, you
rould hold your own reputation for
oliteness in to much regard too in
ulge in such conduct. Yet you
o all of these ungracious things in
hurch, and seem to have no sense
f shame in regard to them, And
hey are not a few that do likewise.
)o you know how it helps the
reacher to see even one pair of
yes fixed attentively upon him?
)n the other hand, do you know
ow it throws, as it were, a wet
lanket over him when you fidget
nd yawn and snap your watch case
a his ear? Ah, Bro. B-, you
ave more than once come near
browing me from the track of my
iscourse. You have taken the en
husiasm-and glow all ' oot of me.
~ou did not inean to do anything
nbecoming a gentleman, much less
Christian. But yo6 did. You
llowed yourself to forget those
ommon courtesies which one gen
leman owes to another, because
'on happen.ed -to be 1in the church
ristead of in your parlor or mine.
s this right, Bro. B?
"Then, I am tempted to wonder,"
aid the minister to himself, half
arcastically, half sorrowfully, -'why
ime is reckoned to be so brief that
here numst be an almost frenzied
truggle into overcoats and wraps
rhile the last hymn is being sung
r the last prayer being offered, or
yen the solemn words of the ben
diction descending. It can not
ake more than one minute by the
iozt- elaticomp9tation, to put on
he most i-efractory ouiter' garment.
tnd another minute for overshoes,
f necessary. Can you not afford
hese two minutes at the utmost,
fter the service, rather than to
teal them from the sacred time of
Lymn or prayer or benediction?
['here ought to be a rev"erent pause
or an appreciable time after the
ervice concludes before the .hum
hf departure begins."
"And then," and the minister
poke to himself with much feeling,
'beware of those moments of depar
ure from the church and of the.
iomeward walk. 'Then cometh the
levil, and taketh away the .word
>ut of their hearts. lest they should
yelieve and be saved.' *Yes, you
nay utter the friendly salutation,
nay extend. the cordial greeting
md welcome, you may make the
r.ind.inquiry. But you should do it
ill in subordination to the spiritf
la Ianscens hhanl& d it ga:Mak
souls may be won, not repelled from
the truth. That walk down the aisle,
on the homeward path-how ofteh
along it have solemn impressions
been dissipated! There is no need
of sanctimoniousness. There is no
call for sour-faced gravity. But
there should be, certainly on the
path of all Christian people, a spirit
of cheerful solemnity that regards
the sanctities of the day and the
place, and that is careful not to dif
pel heavenly influences by a sudden
inrush of a worldly atmosphere."
The minister, at the very thought,
fell upon his knees, and earnestly
asked from the God of the sanctua.
ry that the people committed to his
care might be kept from all indeco
rums not only, but from all harmful
influences when assembled in the
Lord's house.-lPlustrated Christian
SOME FACTS IN THE FUR
"I know a sporting man that
bought a coat, the ornamental: skin
of which came from Maine. He
wanted something striking and
cheap, and what do you suppose he
got? Give it up? Well, he calls
and thinks it Australian mink, but
it is good, honest American skunk
-a good fur, too, and sells well,
only the name would kill it if we re
tained it. Over 350,000 'skunk skins
are handled by the trade every
yea-. New York and Ohio furnish
the majority. 'They bring from the
trapper 50 cents to a$1. They are
deodorized by a new and satisficto
ry process, and are very popular
under fancy names.
"What we call ft in, the trade,"
said the expert, taking up s skin,:
"is this. You see, - by .spreading
open the hair of this seal there are.
two kinds of hair; one, the fur that
is short and lies close to the skin,
and another the overhair that is
long and what we see at a first
glance of the animal. The differ- t
ence between the two is very great,i
the fur being soft, downy, silky, and!
sometimes curly, while the overbair
is course and rigid. Each has a
peculiar value for many purposes,
but particularly in felting; the fine,
upon treatment to hot water, read!-1
ly joins in a solid mass, while the
long hair can be' woven and spu.
When the animal is alive the nses
of the two hairs are seen. The fine
underhair keeps out-water and cold,
while the overhair prevents feltiqg
and entangling. In. some cases 1
one is extremely valuable 'alone,
and in others the combination is
"The house cat is one of the most
valuable of the fur-bearing animals,
and when they mysteriously disap
pear from the back fence they often
'find their way to the furrier. It is
an actual fact that in 1882 over 1,
200,000 house cats were used in the
fur trade. Black, white, Maltese,
and tortoise-shell skins are most in
demand. They are made into lin
ings, and used in philosophical ap
HOW TO ESCAPE LIGHTNING.
"What is the best thing to do in
order to avoid being struck by
lightning?" inquired a' WiscontsinI re-'
porter of a promninent local scien
tist. "It is not so much of what to
do as of what not to do," was the
answer. "in the first place, you'
want to carry as little metal as pos-'
sible about your person. When the
storm approaches shelter yourself
~inside the nearest brick or stone
building. If none be near, you
should stand still or lie down on
your place, regardless of the.rain,'
which is really a protection. Avoid
the shelter of trees and doorways,
also outhouses, such as barns and
stables, whether of etone or wood,
especially of the latter. I consider
that open, low, dry. stony ground .
is safer than high, wet and grassy
ground, and that leeward sites are
safer' than windward ones.') On
seeking shelRer laborers should
leave their tools behind, as the nie
tal is apt to attract the electric
fluid. The chimneys of a house'
should be kept clean.'- Keep clear
of fireplaces. (metals, especially
pipes; of walls, especially outer
ones; of wires, cisterns; window
bars, mirrors, pianos-, gilt frames
etc, etc. All doors and windowst
should be closed. A building is
greatly guarded by paving close
around the walls and "by dry and
well drained foundations. I would.
'lay espe:ial stress upon the danger
of carrying metal about the person,
or of 'having it near one, as many,
persens are killed by their .careless
ness "in' this respect.-Mizcauka
"No man," said Richter, "can
either live piously or die righteous
without having a wife.'" ;It does
not follow, however, that the 'more
wives a man has the more piously
he lives and the more righteous he' 1
When you speak to a person look
him in the face. Good compaiuy
and good conversation are the very
sinaan of virine.
IF TWO OF YOU aGREE.
Two -young ladies called on me
Dne day in my study to ask what
special work I could give them to
lo for Christ. They said they had
relt'bf late ~tiihfhd6y ier'e i6t do
in so math for 'their soulkhs they
:ught, and wished suggestions as to
what they might undertake.
"We feel too timid to speak or
play- in public meetings," said one;
'besides, that does uot seem to be
ill. the work needed. Others do
;bat, and yet there does not appear
mny sign of the revival and awaken
ng for which we- all are longing.
We want to do soimething else; can
rou tell us what to do?'.'
"Have you tried" to. interest
)thers in their spiritual welfare?.'
"We have tried," was the reply;
'but it.ils so hard to reach any that
way that we have become almost I
liscouraged; we don't seem to ?
inow just how. We are afraid too;
ve make such bluuders that we fear
)ur efforts do .nmor6. haim' than t
"Have you -triad our Savioar's
lan?" I inquired.
".Our Saviour's plan? What plan?" i
"The united prayer plan," J an:
"0 yes; we -haved united oud
rayers with others at 'ihe prayer
aeetings; and of course, we do: not
orget the church hour of prayer."
We had all agreed, at our last
ommunion, to offei at least 'one
ietition each evening between eight
nd nine o'clock for a revival in t:
iur church.).. .fit. cannot we do f
'Yes'; take the plan our Lord 0
ave, and plead that promise.- Se- E
ect-some who are not Christians *
md pray specially for their. conver- P
ion. You will find the plan. and .,
>romise in Matt. xviii. 19: 'If two a
if you siall agree on earth as touch- c
ng any thing that they shall ask,
t shall be done for them of.my..Fa- '
her which is in heaven."
"We never thought of that," said:
"We can easily do that, and it is
ust what I wanted," addid one of
"Whom shall we select?" asked b
"Any whom you chose," I replied;.
but you will pray -with more inter: v
st, as well as anxiety, -if yotL se- d
eot some of your most - loved
"Won't jou pl'ease selectr" thdy a
In- a few moments I thought of b
even young ladies, friends of these "
wo, and suggested them-s special v
ubjects for prayer. None of the
even were professing Christians, 1
Lnd as far as I k1aew, not one was z
pecially interested . in spiritual v
hings. All were moral, and all (
)ut one regular attendants of churob t
Lnd sabbath school.
"We will take these,'' said the y
,wo when I handed them a scrap I
>f paper on which I had written the
even names, "and wUl .try to work t
Ls well as pray for their souls." .a
Before they left we knelt in pray' .i
~r; I 'as their pastor prayed for the *c
reven, anid that the' two workers
night know how; and be successful 3
'a their efforts to bring their youing a
~riends to Christ. After the young .c
adies left I wrote down, the names .
f tihe seven, determining to witch '
:losely the results fdllowitig the
mited work and prayer of 'the two.
For-'a number of weeks the .two (
sontinued to pray for the seven, and
nade special efforts to lead them 'i
'the Saviour, buit'apparentTy with- b
ut success. 'Once or 'twide they r
ipoke to me-despondinigly, but were
mcouraged and urged to persevere.
L'hey did not give up, but tried new t
nethods to .reach their young .
'riends. A note was wi;itten to one
f the number, urging-hor tenderly
ut earnestly to give her thoughts '
o her soul's welfare. A few Idayh (
fter, this .young lady -met thet
riter of' the note and'asked: :
"Won'.t you tvy.to lead my sister
laggie to Christ? When she comes
will; I c.an't -come and . leave
.With hearts- full. of f hope and joy,
he.twei told-me the requektt - Mag
;is was one of the seven. As isoong
s they could the two visited Mag- .
~ie, and found her anxious that her'
ister be talked with 'also. It ws
hen fotin'd that 'for several weeks
he two sisters had, unknown to
ich other, been praying' each fnr
ier own and her sister's salvation.
By this time a precious but r- a
nakable quiet work of grace had
>egun in the church, and one~ afteir t
nothier of the :unconv'ertedA wery '
seeking Christ. Soon Maggie apd
1er sister gave themselves to the.
laviour others followed, and when i
jie next commniion; eame more 8
han thirty were ready to . confess I
hrist before the world. Among' f
bat number six of' the-sdien for'
wom *t-t young Jad ies -agreed
o pray. Before a year had gone.
y the seventh was anxiously seek.
g the Saviourt She,.too, is now
i hopeful 'Christian.
This incident carries its own les
in. ~Do we try fiithfully the plan
>ur Lord gave iin praying for'souls?'
[s there not a' power in this' ptar, a'
,owerthat we cannot afford to lose?
rha pnomis in it is a daapn nise. *
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It was a deep full promise. . It
s a full promise. It is a deep
)romise. that will bridge many a
h,smpat rg an*9r uso
erted ones, W.hy not,iise it often
A Plifladelphia book agent im
>rtuned James. Watson, a r ich
evi York man, living out at .Eiza:
etb, until. he bought a. book-the
'Early Christian Martyrs." Mr.
Vatson didn't want the book, but
e bought it to get'Tid of the- agent;
hen taking itnder hisarm,he start
d for the train which. takes .ioxtto
Js New York office.
Mr. Watsoni hadn't teen gte
Dng before Mrs. Watsoir - -ame
ote frota a nelgbor's. -Thetok
geit:saw'her, and- went-in:.and
ersuaded, the wife to ;-uy sgothor
opy of the. same boek. S4e ws
rnorant of the..act that her huas
and had bought the sama book i
Lie morning. When Mr." Watson
me home from New Yorkab night
irs. Watson showed himahe book.
"I don't want to see, it," said
Vatson, frowning terribly.
"Why, -lnsband?" asked his
"Because that rascally book agent
Aldana thq same book.this morming,
row we've got two CpOs.of the
arly Christian Martyrs and-"
"But, husband, we can'
"No, we can't eit6er" interrupted
Ir. Watson. "Th-e zanisoff onuthe
ain before this. I could. kill: the
"Why, there he goes to the de
ot now," said Mrs. Watson, point
ig out of the window at the re
reating forn - of the book agent
ting for the train. -
."B3ut it's too late tg atch him,
d I'm not dressed.> Pve taken
if my boots, and-"
Just -then Mr.oStepheins, a neigkr
or of Mr. Watson, drove.by, when
Vason .pounded. 911 the windoW
ane in a frantic manner, almost
ihtening the hoi-se.
"Here, Stevens," he shonted,
you're. hitched up; won't you-run
our- horse.down to the .train and
old that book agent till .1 come!
tun! Catch him now!"
"All right," said Mr. Stephens;
rhipping up his horse and tearing
own the road.
Mr. Stevens reached, the: train
st as the conductor. shouted "all
"Book agent!" he yelled; as the
ook agent stepped- on the train.
Book agehit! hold on!- Mr. Watson
rants to see you."
'-Watson? Watson wants to see
i" repeated the seemingly . pnz
led book agent. "Oh, I kho*
hat he wants; he wants tobuy-one
f my books, but -I cant miss the
rain to sell it to him."
"If that is all he wants, I can
ay for it and take it hack to him.
[ow much is it!"
"Twvo dollars for the 'Early Chris
ian Martyrs,' said the book agent,
s he reached for the money -and
assed the book out through the
Just .then M'r Watson arrived,
uffing and blowing, in his shi-t
leeves. As he saw the traiu pull
t he was too full for. ntterance.
"Well- I got it for you," said
~tevens; "just ot'it and that's all."
"Got what!" yelled W'atsbfl.
'AWhy, I go't the book-Early
bristian Martyrs,' and-"
Tatsozgaa he,placed: his hand- to
is brow and awooned right in. the
fiddle of'the street.--El' PeAins.
There were foi-ty.seven--postms
ers in the comitry whose sa$aries
>r the entire year were - -lesa than
1 each; eleven who receiyed. less
an. 25 cents, andfPostmaster
loan, of Ierilla Post 7ffice, White
'ouinty, Tensn., a.c!ually' received
die-algnifcent salary-of five cents
>r his entire years;labor in behalf
f te commiunity -and the .gost Of
One man wagered another that
e had seen a horse ga1loping. at a
reab speed -and a dgg .sitting on
is tail It seems an imlprobable
sat f'or a dog, to acco.mp)ish, but
man was right, and won the
A:cow hon mfeasurinlg.4 feet 11
iches. a length snd. I8 inches
round .the base is en eg'hibition *at
[onticello Fie , and is- supposed
>be theAargest cowhorn iirAhe
Don't you think, young man, that
ist becaueit is leap year yo. are
oing to'be snapped up:, r-ight away.
'he gi,rlI want a dhisce to look be
reitel leap. -" -M
A C'picago-woman5f ha.s instituted
uit aginst her hashand fo divorce
eekuse he would not tel' fier the
oibinion to his safe : .
In four years $300,000,000 has
een spent~on new railroads in the
Value.the friendship of him who ~
tanA byymt intima af .stola,