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NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 21,1884. No. 34.
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BY MRS. MAY RTLEY SMITII.
Some t line, when all life's lessons have
Aud, sunl and stars forevermore have
The things which our weak judgments
here have spurlned,
The things o'er which we grieved
withl lashes wet,
Will 11ash before us, out of life's dark
As stars shine most iu deeper tints
of blue ;
And we shall see how all God's plans
And how what seem ed reproof was
love most true.
And we shall see, how while we frown
God('s Ilalis go iu as best for you
Ilow, whe1 we called, iIe heeded not
O:ar . ry,
Bcca:ze His wisdom to the end
B,ut even as prdolient parents disallow.
To u :wlh of ..weet to claving hat>y
S: God, perhaps, is keeping froi us
Life's sweetest things, becau-e it
And if sonetimes commingled with
We lind th wo13I.wood, :id rebel
Be sure a wiser hand than yours or
Pours ont this portion for our lips to
And if some friend we love is lying,
here humman kisses cannot reach
Oh! do not blame the loving Father so,
But wear volr sorrow with obedient
And von shall s:hortly know that
Is not the sweetest gift Gods sends
lHis friend, .
And that sometimes the sable pall of
Conceals the fairest boon His love can
If we could push ajar the gates of life,
And stand wit.hin, and all God's
We could interpret all this doubt and
And for cach mystery could find a
But not to-day. 'Iihen be content poor
God's plans like lilies pare and white
We must ;ot tear the close-stut leaves
Time will reveal the calyxes of gods.
And if, through patient toil, we reach
Where tir: d feet, with :;andals loose,
When we shall clearly kuow and un
I think that we will say, "God knows
t he best."
RROADBIN'S NEW YORK
We are now within three months
of a National Election, and the fact
is so evident that he wvho runs nay'
The laws of New York and Brook
lyn are most stringent on the sub
ject of temperance. One statute
declares that every place retailing
liquors shall close its doors at 12
o'clock at night, and that no liqnor
shall be sold or drunk upon the
premises between that hmur and
4 o'clock the next morning. And
furthermore, that all places licensed
to sell liquor shall be closed upon
the Sabbath or Lord's day, from the
hour of twelve o'clock on Saturday
night till four o'clock on Monday
morning; and to enforce these
municipal regulations, New York
and lbrooklyn maintain a standing
army of about six thousand police,
at a cost not far from eight millions
of dollars per annum. We grum
be at the extravagant outlay of the
United States in maintaining a
beggarly army of 23,000 men to
cover a territory -of millions of
miles, and guard the interests of
55,000,000 of people. Yet here we
maintain at a terrible cost-to
guard a couple of millions-an army
one quarter as large, and at an in
fiitely greater expense per capita.
But notwithstanding our munici
pal army, on tbe approach of an
election the ascendancy of' the
whiskey interest is felt. On Sun
dy last the side doors of half or
twothirds of the saloons in New
York and Brooklyn were open with
none to molest them or make them
afraid-men, women and children
went in and out with pails, bottles
and pitchers, and the alert police
man on guard, never dreamt that
there was any infraction of the law.
The drunkenness and riot were
fearful, much worse than it has
been any Sunday for a year past
the result might be reasonably ex
pected; a large number of deeds of
violence, and cer tainly one-and
probably two-murders. This is
not a pleasant exhibit for two of
the greatest municipalities in this
land, but we may reasonably ex
pect is just as long as rum remains
such a potent factor in our elections..
There is no mistake but the crim-*
inal classes know and fesl that they
h.vo a b Awade adt4 &t entind
The white marble of the lower para
)f the structure is grimed with tht
smoke and storms of forty years
the upper portion of the steeple i,
bright and new as when it cam(
from the quarry. Time many at
least make all thing even, but it
looks, as Sir Benjamin Backbite re
marks, like a mended statute. The
old steeple was good enough, but
to gratify the vanity of the rector
and the wealthiest eogregation in
New York, they have expended a
quarter of a million on this newc
and unless addition to their church.
es. Better far have given it to the
fresh air fund; better have given it
to the starving ragged wretches
who daily throng our thoroughfares.
It would have built in the country
live hundred houses for the poor;
but let them go. When the con.
gregation gets back from Europe,
Newport, Saratoga and Long Bran 1
they will find the steeple finished.
It has cost several lives and a great
deal of money. but Grace Church
has got a new steeple.
Broadway has gone the way of
all flesh, and has fallen at last into
the hands of the Philistines. It is
going to be gridironed with surface
railroads, and the way the schem,
ers succeeded was by making certaic
property holders on the street par
ticipators in the plunder. Our vir
tuous Boord uv Aldiermin have
given to the speculators a franchise
for which the city was offered a
million. The thing is done, now
come and take a ride.
The people of New York may be
robbed, but a New York Aldermar
never gets left, if he knows it, and
lie generally knows it.
For the Herald.
FROM SMOKY TOWN.
MF.sSRS EDITOIs : On account of
bad health and other circum=tances.
I have been prevented from writing
any sooner. Since the last few lines,
written for your valuable paper. I hav
been asked by several gen tlemen, anm
gentlemen of letters at that, to writt
again, and to continue writing, thougi
I have understoood that it has beer
said by some, that what I wrote it
March o:i the Dark Days of Life, an(
Piety, was not lo-ical. I will refei
them to the paper which was printet
13th of March '54, and to read it care.
rully, and then if they still condemn i
and can convince me that it is not s)
then I will have to ack:nowledge that ]
am void of understanding. So I will stil
proceed in my undertaking to impresi
on the min,s of the young and risiu
generation-the Dark Days of Life
and the Beauty and Surety of Piety
'I'hen youths of the age, suppost
for instance it should be your lot t<
suffer what is a very commor
fate in this land of comiercia
enterprise and specnlation, the sud
den wreck of your buiness afitir
after enjoying years of success. In
agine your business bark well launch
edl, wisely freighted and prudentl]
iaaged. She makes many a voyage
returning from each successive ad
venture, more richly laden than evei
before, until you begin to grow rich
You began to think of relaxing~ a littli
Your' prcsperity continues long, unti
from the pressure of business occupa
tions ; foT you arc satisfied with youl
success and( have the means of livin1
in calm repose the remainder of youi
days. But just as you attain tht
heigh t of your amnbition, the commercia
sky is suddenly overcast, the whirlwint
of monetary revuldsion sweeps fierce.
ly over the sea of business, tearin1g
your richly ladent bark to tatters, an<
driving her a dismantled wreck upo:
the rock of insolvency, you behold the
battered fragments and exclaim-I an
ruinedl. Then in that hour, when th<
convulsions of a day shall swallow umj
the toils of a long life, and leave you or
account of exhausted powers withoul
hope of recovering your wealth ant
social position, what will you d<
without a God ? what power will sus
tain your sinking heart? swhenc<
will conme the fortitude, the courage
the energy, which can bear you on t<
the victory of mental-repose througl
such a trial. Perhaps you think you
own strength of mind will be suffeien
to sustain you in such adversity. Vait
idea ! Know you not in such grea
emergencies, the most self-reliani
minds become weak, timid, paralyzed
and confounded. A fearful sense o
impotence steals over them. Thei:
reason reels and shrinking from th<
terrible conflict with Providence, the:
either sink into imbecile melancholy
or plunge madly and unbidden lnt<
the mysterious presence chamber a
Read attentively the sad example 6
the latter result : There were tw<
merchant princeP, brothers and part
ners, one of whom resided in Ne'
Orleans and the other in Mobile
Their wealth was immense, their ex
perience large, their skill uncommon
A great monetary hurricane swep
over the sea of commerce, and man:
a mercantile house perished, but thel
proud bark defied the storm and rode
through unharmed. Time passed, an<
at a period when the business worl<
was generally prospering, these mer
chant princes suddenly found thei:
affairs embarrassed, and they faiiled
Overwhelmed by this great trial om
of the brothers plunged like a mad
man into the waters and entered the
presence of His Maker, a shivering su
The other on learning what hi
brother had done followed his guilt;
example, and also rushed unbiddei
into the E ternal Presence.
Thus these men so strong, so self-re
liant, and so prosperous, found theci
great strength dissolved to weaknesi
in the hour which tried their souls.
A scarcely less melancholy but mori
striking illustration of the insufficiec
of mere nment.11 strength to sust-th
mortal mian in the hour of unexpecte<
Icalamity is found in tbe life of Napc
leon on the day preceding the battl
of Borodino. Napoleon was in excel
lent health andf most joyouns spiIt
i lb ma Eveiiis har evda I!
t:res than they have at any other
neriod, and they seem to turn it to
the most substantial account.
Straws show which way the wind
blows. and a little circumstance
occurred last week which shows
pretty conclusively the effect of el
ection influence. It has been gen
erally understood that our model
Governor has set his face against
the undue use of the pardoning
power, and like his predecessor
Governor Cornell, he has used the
executive prerogative very sparing
ly, and has seldom interfered with
the administration of justice, unless
he had good and substantial reasons
for doing so; but a change has
come over the spirit of his dreams,
that to say the least, is strange.
About twenty years ago a most
brutal murder was committed by a
young German, who was sentenced
to States prison for life. It is so
long ago that I almost forget the
attendant circumnstances; but the
murderer was boarding in a Ger
man family, and his landlady had
a young sister of whom he became
enamoured, his affection was re
turned, but being a careful young
man he did not want t,, get married
till such time as he cou;d start in
business for himself. To obviate
this trifling difficulty his expected
brother-in-law offered to start him in
a nice little grocery store, where
mit his Katrina he could settle
down for life. But there is many a
slip between the cup and the lip.
Just as the arrangement was about
to be consummated, a stout young
Dutchman who had made a pile in
California turned up, and tumbling
head over heels in love at first sight
offered himself and his guilders to
Gretchen. To the credit of the
young woman, be it recorded, that
she desired to stand by the original
bargan; but her sister and, her
brother in-law threw their influence
in favor of the California Fritz,
and the result was, that the pros
pective grocery store vanished into
thin air, and he lost not oiily that
but his expected wife. The loss
preye(l upon his spirits, but whether
it was the girl or the grocery store,
has never been discovered to this
day. In addition to his other mis
fortunes. a number of his young
Dutch friends poked the most un
merciful fun at him, and asked him
in low Dutch or high German, I
don't know "vhich, how he liked it
to have anol ier fellow run.off mit
his girl, and he did not like it at
all. At last he got his Dutch mad
up, and securing a hatchet, in less
time than it takes to tell the story
he sent his f )rmer sweetheart to the
happy hnnt ng grounds. He was
tried for his life, but a merciful con
struction of the law brought in a
verdict of n mslaughter in the first
degree, and saved him from the
gallows to consign him to Stat-s
Prison for liie. Twenty yea.s
have past sice then, and the mur
der and murderLr were forgottoa,
except by a few interested in the
case, who for years have had a
petit:on in circula:ion, which has
been presented to every Governor
in turn, and by every one rejected,
who consid< red lhe enoim ity of his
crime'. At laet t petition reached
15,000 nam(s. t Cy being largely
Giermnan. Whet er in view of the
November Election or not I cannot
tell, but last week the criminal was
pardoned, and now walks out a free
Keep your weather eye open for
the stock market, I have not got aill
the details yet; but this mu2h I know
that there is~ a scheme on foot to
give the market a sadden and tra
mendous boom, and then let the
bottom out, leaving the lambs to
take care of themselves. If the
boom is successful and the outsiders
are roped ia, the big fish may be
able to reach Ihe deep water, but if
it fails, and the fools keep outside
of the magic circle till the fight is
over, you will see some funny work
amang those who- heretofore have
passed for heavy men. There's
breakers ahcad ! Look out for 'etn!
One of the remarkable discov
eries of the week, is tbe death by
suicide of D. 0. Weatherspoon, an
old and respected citizen; on whose
life there was an insurance of $47.
000. It was scattered about in var
ios companies, and before the fact
of his suicide was made public,
some of the smaller companies had
alreaay paid their policies on the
mere certification of -his death.
Some of the Insurance Companies
have a special clause against suici
des, but it is the opinion of some of
the ablest lawyers-that if Mr.
Weatherspoon's temporary insanity
can be established, the companies
will all be compelled to pay. The
only wonder is that the affair could
be kept so quiet for two weeks, and
although the suicide was discovered
by his daughter-two of his young
er children never suspected the
cause of their father's death.
Walking up Broadway the other
day I observed that they were pro
gressing very rapidly with the new
addition to the steeple of Grace
Church. It is the pointed portion
above the belfry, and rises to the
height of about one hundre 1 fact
above the bells. Though teautiful
ly carved and fretecd, in its present
dat 4s la diishrltl7 adltieff
patch informing him that hi- tr. op;
in Spain had been badly b,aten at Sal
manlca. Immediately a singular change
passed over him. In that disaster he
saw the inIdex tinzer of fate pointing
to his filial over tro.v, and he was
troubled. ile retite i to his couch,
but could not sleep. Ile arose, talked
incoherently, ordered three days ra
tion.s to be distributed among his
gnard at midnight, and seemed to be
consuming with fever of mind and
body. Ihe next day he was irresolute,
ilI-!mmor ed, an'I inferior to himsiielf onx
the field of battle. In fact the news
froml Salaunanca overwhelmed him,
and with all his strengtb of mind he
staggered beneath it like a drunken
man. It I supposed drove him to the
brink of insanity. IIe showed very
similar confusion of mind in the hours
which preceded his ab,lication, and
when his power was finally taken from
him his great heart grew sick, and on
that sea-girt rock where British can
tion confined him, he pined away and
died, as much of a broken he,:rt, as of
the diseases which preyed upon his
well-knit frame. If therefore the
strength of this'gigantie soul, and of
those loftly-minded merchants was
insufficient for thtirsupport in the great
emergencies of their lives, what can
you expect but to be crushed beneath
your sorrows if you dare to confront
them w7thout the aid of God. Perhaps
you think that the sympathy of friends
will give courage to your hours of ca
lanity. But are yost sure that adver
sity will not prove an enchanter's
wand and transform your friends into
strangers. Is it not possible that as
the prodigal was abandoned in his hour
of uisfortune by those who smiled on
him in his plenty, so you may be for
saken by those who now profess tin
(lying attachment to yon. The false
hood of friendship is proverbial, and
when the shadows of great trials
darken your path, it may be your lot
to meet that weary, wond<ring, dis
avowing look, which prosperous sel
fishness knows but too well how to
give those whose fallen fortunes ren
der their friendship no longer desira
ble. In that case the staff on w.ieb
you lean will become a serpent- to
wound your hand and send its poison
with throbs of agony into your burst
ing heart, and you may persuade your
self that your friends are true and
will not so forsake you in your troui
bles. Perhaps they are, and yet it
may be they are not. But admit them
to be to you as was Datnoa to Pythias,
or as Jonathan to David, how know
you that they will live until the dark
days of your adversity begin, or if they
live how assure yourself that they too
will rot be as deeply immersed in the
sea of trouble as yourself ? Art they
not the children of mortality? Is not
their prosperity as uncertain as your
Own ? How then can you wisely lean
on human friendship to sustain you il
the day of your great need ? Would
you advise a lame ma-in to lean o:1 a
reed ? Would you venture to cross a
storm-swept lake in a boat of gossa
mner ? Why then do you do what is
equally foolish-rely on human friends
whose lives are but as vapor, who vith
er like grass and fade like flowers ?
Remember, my friend, the Creator of
all men has s.tid : "Cursed be the man
who tru teth in man and mnaketh flesh
his arm, and whose heart departeth
from the Lord."
If it should be your lot to be be
reaved, as many are, of friends,
lovers and relatives, to whom will
you look for consolation ? Death
sometimes enters a man's social circle
as thme woodmnan does his field, cutting
dowvn every ancient tree and tender
sapphinur, and leaves him like a solitary
tree to east his conmpanionless shadow
across the silent scene.
NEWS FRIO.?I NORTFII PL ATTE.
(From the Nebraska Courier.)
-N.Iru PLATTE, ,Iuly 29.
-The happy announcement of the
Greely rescue has sent a joyful
thrill through the land, and with-it,
alas! many a thought of sorrow for
those who will never again behold
the faces of their beloved ones "till
the Sea gives up its dead.'' The
nlam( s of those belonging to the
unfortunate expedition have all
been given to the public and some
of them are familiar to newspaper
readers. Commander W. S. Schley,
U. S. Y, is fortanate in winning a
name for himself at this time when
everything is being done to cast
obloquy on the navy, excepting in
the cases of individual dishonesty
which must occur in all bodies or
profession', as a fact the Navy has
had less of dishonor in the record
of its history than any department
of our government. With proper
surveilance the blot that is now up.
on it would have been prevented,
but in this case as in nearly all
others of our time and country the
position and its pay are all that r.re
considered; not duty, nor hontor, nor
patriotism; then comes the disgrace
and then comes the "investigation"
and the final cleaning up.
The Lieutenant Emory, who is
associated in tbe winning of hon
ors with Commander Schley, is a
Mrlander, and is the son of Gen
eral~Emory of the United States
Army, who was some years ago in
command of Fort McPherson a few
miles from North Platte. MEr.
Emory is a frank, genial young
man, he is well known in fashiona
ble society in Washington city
which is his home. He married a
young lady in New York City,
possessed of considerable wealth.
When the expedition was named;
Mr, Emory vo'unteered to go at
once, proving his bravery and
philanthropy, having so mne-h to
detain -him in a pleasant home. He
is the great grand son of Benjamin
Franklin, and is therefore natural
ly a follower where science leads,
though in one point he widely dif
fers from his great grand-father-he
.- ii ? ,Annlcrt'mmber of the Bomist
The Gree'y expedition recalls the
name of tl.e celebrated Dr. Elisha
Kent Kane, of whom a writer of his
life says: 'Born to ease and re
finement, of a delicate physical
structure and in youth almost
effeminate in manner, h asserts
the superiority of intellect and will
over both his physical organization
and his social affinities, and gave
himself to the service of science
and of benevolence in the most
hardy and perilous enferprises."
Every one familiar with our latest
history knows how the name of this
-gallant man swept from pole to
"Jubilant to the sky
Thundered the mighty cry,
Honor to Kane!"
From beginning to end of the
istoty of wonderful adventures
and sacrificee which has been the
share of each and all of the Artic
explorers runs the linked romance
of the ill-fated Sir Juhn Franklin
and his beautiful and heroic wife,
the Lady Jane Franklin. Her en
deavors and travels were unceasing,
through all the days of her life after
the sad necessity in the belief of
his death was forced upon her. In
all her journeys she had but the
one object in view, shining for
ever in the heavens of her thought
like the star that guides the m ri
ner across a stormy sea. Wherever
she might obtain information or
aid Lady Franklin went in search
of news of the lost love of her
youth and life. Just at the break
ing out of our civil war she was-at
Panama, South America, and there
visited on the United States Ship
Warren, Commander Junius I
Boyle, U. S. N., who like all sailors
felt a profound interest in this no
ble woman. She was then aged
but still beautiful as even an old
woman may be, and courtly in man
ner and speech, and now to her
gentle soul and honored ' dust we
can but say requiescent in pace!
In the above words, though fore
ign to "North Platte news," we do
but add our tribute to the offerings
of glad welcome rising in unity
from all American hearts.
In this city the political work and
talk still goes on seeking to attain
the desired result. Although there
are those amongst the democratt
here who would have preferred
Bayard or McDonald before Cleve
land, they have determined to stand
by the nominee and win success for
him if in their power. Far and
near our strongcst are gathering,
youth and brain with talent and
enel'gy throwing their power into
the balance. One of the very
youngest candidates for democratic
honors in our Western' country is
Alexander N DeMenil, Editor of the
St. Louis Magazine. He is spoken
of as democratic mayor of St. Louis
for 18S5. Of him the National Ea
cange Bulletin says: "^le is of a
genial disposition, filled with gen
erous and manly :opulses and with
him friendship is no idle word or
H i HIKE. AD CUT OFF.
GRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF A FRENCH
EXECUTION BY TUE GUILLoTIN.
. It was necessary to be there early
for at 2 A. 31. it became almost im
possible to penetrata through the
surging mass which pressed upon
the line of the police and the few
mounted Gardes de Paris at the ap
proaches to the Place de la Ro
quette. Fully 1,500 persons had
availed themselves by that hour of
the permits accorded them to pass
into the sqare.
Matters begun to assume the ap
pearance of preparation at 2:30 A.
M., when two vehicles drove up to
the prison, over which are inscribed
thewords; "Depot des Condamnes."
One of these conveyances contained
the detached pieces which go for
the guillotine, and which are termed
"lea bois de la justice.' The other
was destined shortly to remove the
decapitated remains of the unfor
tunate man to the cemetery at Ivry.
The process of fixing and raising
te fell apparatus occupied 'until
:30, and the hour which followed
was devoted to an. examination Qf
its action, which was minutely ex
plained by M. Deibler, the execu
tioner, to the privileged persons.
A square of three or four deep had
been formed round the guillotine,
the front line being composed of
policeman and journalists, and
each movement of the functionary
was eagerly scrutinized.
At 4 o'clock day broke. The ex
ecutioner's assistants having fn
ished their task, put out the hand
lamps which had served during their
lugubrious duties, and .the frivo
lous crowd began to relapse into si
lence. The law requires that a
criminal should be executed at day
break, and that time is marked by
the arrival of the official who extin
guishes the last gas lamp a few feet
from the guillotine. Something
like nervousness must have taken
hold of the mar', for instead of put
ting it out he turned it on for a mo
ment full blaze upon the dull red
gallows and the white faces of' the
cr. When M lai th ibth
went out a slight shudder seemed
to pass over all, the ineident being
:,o emblematic of what was to fol
At 4:15 a small group of func
tionaries "nssembled inside the
prison, consisting of M. Cubet, M.
Kuehue, Cliel de lo Surete, the,dele
gate of the public prosecutor, the
clerk of the court of appeal, M. Ba
ron, the commi-sary of police, and
M. Moreau... With M. Banquesne,
director of the prison, at their head
they proceeded to the condemned
cz soner,-d|, according to
1Z tE sage,: hauntil that mo
ment kept in ignorance of his ap
proaching doom, was in a profound
,sleep. M..-anquesne shook him
by the shoulder, saying, "Come,
Campi, your appeal for mnerey is re
jected. Be brave; it is fixed for
this morning." After a nervous
shudder, which'he quickly repressed,
Campi rose and dressed himself
with the aid -of the execnt.oner's
assistants. The order for execution
was quickly read to him, and he
was then left a few moments alone
with the chaplain, to whose exhor
tations he is said to have listened
On being asked subsequently by
the representative of the public
prosecutor whether he had any re
velation to make he rather angrily
:eplied, "I shall-not tell my name,"
Ading, with a triumphant laugh:
"Ai,, those magistrates !~
On being asked what he wished
to have, he requested a glass of
white wine, which he drank in small
mouthfuls. The chaplain contin
ued praying while he has being
pinioned. The white flanhel shirt
was cut so as to expose his neck
and chest, and his only other gar
meats were his trousers and shoes.
His wrists were tied behind and his
legs were loosely pinioned.
Thus he appeared at 4:40. when
the great doors of the prison were
thrown open. On his left and a
little in front of him walked the
chaplain. As Campi, escorted by
two of M. Deibler's assistants, em
erged, all heads were uncovered
and a dead stillness prevailed, only
broken by the dull roar of the
crowd a quarter of a mile away.
Campi was deathly pale but held
himself erect,' and even assum
ed a slightly swaggering atti
tuie. In spite" of his manacles,
he walked freely and without assis
tance to within ten paces of the
guillotine. There the Abbe Moreau
turning to him said : "Embrace
me, my friend." Campi replied,
-If you wish it," and the priest
kissed him on both cheeks.
At this moment Campi turned to
ward the crowd and smiled twice-a
smile which was perfectly horrible
to witness. Then he walked coolly
to the upright plank, which reached .
to his chest. The executioner
quickly placed his hand updn his
shoulder and tipped him over the'
plank, swinging him dlown so as to.
bring his head under the knif. In
anotber second the knife end
ed, the head was served fthe
body and fell into the can of saw
dust placed there to receive It
One of the assistants rolled the
trunk off the plank into the wicker
coffer at the side, and taking the
head by the ear flung it on to Jahe
corpse and the lid ws,s closed. 'The
box was at once carted away to the'
felons' cemetery at Ivry, escorted
by fonr mounted gendarmes.-Parie
ABOUT BA BIES.
Babies are natural born dentist9.
At a very early age they commence
A certain core for spring fever is
to have a cross baby in the house.
IThey will prevent everybody from
"Every man must sleep according -
to his temperament," says a prom.
inent physician. That physician
does not know much. Every man's
sleep depends on the tempemament
of the baby, or the babies neat 7
An exchange says that5ababy is
the oasis of married life. There is .
nothing green about him, however,
when he makes his fahe;, in A baL
let costume, walk up and down thD
room with him all night in ths deed
A Philadelphia paper says that
the prevailing faehion for babies
this season is light hair and blue.
dy-es. Blonde babies, who harp
been neglected for the past fear
years because ont of style, will nfoWir
please step forward and takes th,e
"There is one thing abo4tl,abies,
said a recent traveler; "they never
change. We have girls of the period,
men of the world ; but the baby as
the same self-possessed, fearless,
laughing, voracious little heathen
in all ages and in all countries."
The papers are telling of a lawyer
who heard "Macbeth" rehearsed,
and was struck by the answer of
the witches when sked what they
were doing: "A deed without a
nma.'' "Why, that's void," ex
e laimed the lawyer, "I'll bust a deed.
l'it'out a name in any Ctt Win
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