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(FroS the Boston Commercial Bulletin.)
The earli.L... ptter in the Mathpr
papers that aludCs ,to the delusin Of
witchcraft is "The :testimony o Wilt
- liam Mors sni his wift," relatin der- j
,.tiin qvents that ,9cQurred .at his 1ouse
11h 1479, which w#ere' believed to be the
result of witchcraft. This testimony
was inclosed In a letter froln tiro Rev.
Joshua Moodey to the 'Xev. Increase
Maher. "The last thing heard of,"
says the venerable divine, "was 1he L
carrying away of seycral axes in the 1
--night notwithstanding they were lad c
up, yea, lockt up very safe, as the t
owner thought, at least, which was
,Aone this spring." The tramp had 6
evidently not yet. beenc invented for the
benefit cf the careless.
It secns thtt Master Mors and his
wito had but just retired for the night
when they were roused by the violent
falling of "Stokes & Stons". on the
root On opening the door to discover
the cause of these nocturnal disturh
ances both he a>d his wife were
dt*ven back by a volley of stones
hurled against them. The pair dis
erectly returned to bed, locking the
door carefully behind them, but at
about midnight were again awakened
by the loud grunting of a hog ivj ich
the uaster of the house was at ime
tiotble to drive out of doors. The.
powers of darkness did not confine
their pranks to the night, but continued
their performances in broad daylight.
hlousehold goods, hung in the chimney
for safe keeping, leaped from their
hooks and took possession of the chairs,
and other articles fled from their accus
tonmed places and fell rattling down
the chimney.. Among other articles,
he says: "A basket in the chamber.
comn dountl the chimney. 1 tocke it up
nyselfe and laideit before me; it was
sudinly taken away I know not how
and coin doun the chimny again. I
that took a brick and put into it and
'said it should carry that if' it did goo
up againe. It was taken away I know
not how and con doiun the chimny and
the brick * * * after it."
T The godly nlIan was sorely plagned
by -the continual failing of stones on
the roof and even of light( d firewood
down the chimney. Swi,e invaded
t4hie house and it was impossible for
him and his hired boy to keep the cat
tie fastened in the barn. Pots, kettles
and andirons performed a witche's
danco-aronnd the kitchen, and neither
sheets nor blankets Wvould stay uponl
the bed. Chairs would then performn
a polite obeisance and then violently
kicked the master and mistress of the
house. - Finally the w riter concludes
"A mate of a ship coming often to me
and said he was much grieved for us,
and said the boye was the Cause of oil
my trubble and my wife was mneh
Ronged and was no wichl and if I
would Let him have the boy but. bon
Day lie would varent no liore ti.icel.
I. ieing persuaded to it lie comet he
ier day at the hrcak of day andhed
boy was with him unltil night an It
h-,)Ad not any trubel since."
The second letter vouching for sul
d'ry witch-like -occuirences was writ
tell at lladley i.n I($a, anld by no less
a worthy 0ha1n the liev. elohn Russell
the kindly protector of the regicides
Golfe ald Whalley.' Accord' giie
accounts it seems th' n ag 111111
lamed Nichola' isborow, of lar
er mibrwffrd,f onother's death, taken
of his little granddaughticr.
.. 'allittle girl at I lie tender age of
Tfht fell into ia p)ond and was drownled.
h1di .father, .Johni AnidrOsse, wjthi
wvhomn she had nsot, lived for' years,
-immlediately, set to his father-ins-law,
D)isborow, for the pers~onazl eJfets of'
-.Mistr'ess A ndr'osse anmd of' his daugh
ter:' Disborow, disgusted with is
worthless sonin-lawi, refused, ands
st 'ratway ''began to he visited withl
a trfiige l.'ovidencuce, stonies andl( dirt
pieces, * * TJ.his pro(videceiC becL'omes'
* ailazinIg; things beinig thi'owni at him
and his boy, nsight and day, in house
and- field ; somsetimeos ill oen iliaces,
whei'e one might see a quai'ter' of a
mile about and 11o aijppearanice of hand
~og-personl to throwv them. The things
Were istones, dir't, brickbats, cobls of
Rather substantial eff'ects, these, of'
ghostly inthluence. Not, even the
lhearthuitonce wias safe from thle witch
's ped:issiles, It appears, for the nar
rator goes ont to say: "'When in the
house, ahd doors shut, tiay woldh
come down the r'hiimney, and1( fallI upon
a- them1, and uIpon otheris thait were in
4the hiousc. * * * One stone that hsitt
1jiim on the arm puItt himi to 50ome little
p i.n. Aniothieir oil thie leg dr'ew a little
id which appearied thronighi his
sioeking.'' Thuns it cont inmud till No
-vembeir, about which time said Di.
k ahpw, but very strangely; anid
i ~fabiy to his loss." This stranmge
belting with miissiles friom unikinowni
hands continued unltil Disboi'ow senit
to.Anidrosse tile garmIentis ini dispuIte.
.pp4~o t'evercnd doctor' mai'vels great ly
that, althoutgh "'Stonies & brickbattIs
a ibouttaapound w'tight that loll dlown
by themi, yet they3 receivedl no considl
(t9grable hurt.". "It was a str'ango &
WfugJrovidence," he decides. "More
~fiAiinatur'alI, wvhich occaiioned great
* thoughits of' har't; wvhetheir (lie ehild's
Sca thi was mer'cly casulall, or', &c.
But how, 01' what the caulse of th
r6t1ins was,-the Lord( only knowis."'
This samte .fall of 1683 secems to have
~~o ially blessed or' cursed0 withi
- at a .o'M.witchi work, for "late in
A k.4of that.ydar the R1ev. Johns
U ggiso,ioiSae, wr'ites to his
MkMther mini tter, Mr;Iner'ease Mhther,
*the following terrible warning'againtst
spa~great love of books, which pr1e
Us youngsters of to-day would (10
I go learnl byl iear t:
21 Otryoung studetnt, says the
-i was bound apprentice to a
g inclination & eager'
6it to Q8, with -a cuiosity o f
ca fng aft & reading of the
ht-A oddest, books lie could get ;
n-much hf his time that way to
ctIitg of his business." Butt,
klicag -schoohf say, mar'k the
1. " t Lonc timne theric came a
~Tht~'h'w'opkTronght a book
with him & sayd to him, here is a book
for you; keep this till I cail foi' it
again, anid so wenit away. Mr'. Shar'p,
after his wontedc bookish manner, wvas
eag rhy - effected -to, look into that
b ~ .'& to. 'zeAd Ja It,. which he did,
but as he read in it4hie was seized on
ya strangeh hor p h o10y and
mi1nd, the heir of his head standing
The woi'tfiv app)rentice straigbi(way
toqk iiounsql' ivith his masteir, and be
tweet?ihs decided that the volume
was a conjptisg book ,an d commit te<d
&e tse llamies. Trhieftan who brought
it of equm:sg no other than .IBeelzeb)n b
bitnmelf. Then this godly youtng ap-. h
prentice, taking this "As a s4olemni j<
wutrning from G,od to take heed whiat s
books he did read, was much taken off ai
6ftbl is T'7M5V bool!MllW;cexn-n
Ing bWlBself . tbeJBIbie and
ther ibw ' b f divlnitr
ibich were p table to "his soul.'
disten to this Messrs. Crawford and
ou ioauny-shades of Fitzgeral, I)e h
.nlncy and Poe.' If the mild horrors
f a seventeenth century tale were ij
Lldged the Inventions of the devil,
hat Is thie source of your grisly rove- r
The second story which )r. 1lig- t
inson tells in all seriousness would
i worthy of a place lit the ranks of
Ilose innumerable folk lore stories of
argains with the devil,. if the expla
ations were not so patent to all ox
opt sage doctors of divinity two con
ties ago. It seems'that somewhere
i Essex, England, a young Inan
greed with the devil to preach abso,
ite atbeism, 'that there 'was neither
od, devil, heaven nor hell. In ex'
tange for this service he was to attain
vordly distinction and a great reputa
ion for wisdom. All at first went
wimt iingly* with this seventeenth
entury Bob Ingersoll until the ap
roach of death. Then he straight
vay avowed his belief, not only in
h-adise, but ii punishmenti andl died
niserably in instant expection that I
egion of fiends would carry him, a
iccond or rathe4 a foreshadowed )on
3iovanni, to the sulphurous pit.
The same 1)r. Moodey mentioned
above can not let the'birtl of an un
forttutiate ndnstrosity occur without
finding in it something of witchcraft,
and. he gravely writes to BoFton ia
September, 1683, a minute doscrip
tion of a poor distorted intant)t that was
brought fo,rth by an Indian woman, as
a terrrible warning of things present
and to come. Ie concludes: "I)oulbt
less you have hearnt how%v mat ers are
with us, I beg your prayers." Poor
manl, he needed theta not only for his
credulity but for his nmisforttlies, for
he was shortly after ilprisoned by
Crattield "for administering the sac
rauilents contrary to the laws and stat
utes uI England."
These -extraordinary slateinents
were sent to )r. Mather, as he was
at that time compiling a volume, or
rather volunes, called "liemarkable
Providences," which lie published in
I6 1. These uncouth and garlblel
tales were accepted as absolutely cor
rect, not only by superstitions country
pCople, hut by the most learnel
scholars in America and E:nglanid.
Such contemporary letters speak, as
no other testimony can, of tle horri
>ly darkened conidition of the human
intellect, even in the days when France
was approaching her zenith tpler
Louis XIV., and Eingland was prepar
ing for that gloriois revoluttion whichi
was to elaae the natme of Stuart from
he list of Eturopean dynastics, and
give England not only genuine free.
loii but a genui king.
110W VI(,TOR4 i)ItEStICs LN STATi.
Ihe' uIeen's .asI rznawlug Rioo,m zi"tlp
(ion anml t1le Tollettes of tie Ocnsli.
(F'roi a London I.et icr.)
I had the honor of being presenltcd
to her Royal Ilighness at the last
tliawing rooim and will give you a
cesevipticn of her dress. II was of
11le most tender lilac or mauvoil a ade,
i waist and3 petitt rlilac ,eirrv
'clvel i JHt' crean crepte do chimtl,
io t(soilely embroidered in va(rious
hades of flowerrs, liined and bordde
with lilac and coral roses. The skirt
var looped with tulle and embroidered
ith flowers, the train caught bick
vith lilac teat hes. Iir headdrl ress
vas a tiara of diamonids, f'eather's and
veil, lier ornamenlts diamouds. She
wore the orders of Victoria amid Al
bert, the C2rowvn of' india, St. Catha
i'ine of' Russia, St. Jlmhn of Jerusalem,
the Royal Ited Cross and D)anisni fami
ily order. Next her stood the lPrincess
'hisitiain ot Selesw,ig-iolstein, ini a
liress and traini of blacL; strip~ol velvet
.nid satin, the tirain, hined with sca rlet.i
;atin and trimmued withI jet. It should
be remarked here, that p)eoll going
>u f mourinng in Egadawy
scar si:arlet. iler heads waV1~sa
tiara of diamionds, fea thers, veil, and
her ornamlenits, ceiealds and( dia
Inond(s. She w'ore four prders, the
Victor.ia and Alber't, thec Cirowni of
Ind(ia, fr-, John of .heirusalemi and the
1ioyal Red Crobs. ThIe Prinicess Mary
of Cambridge stood next to her, an
immnse but, ratherci handsome woman.
'l'hin camne aL voung girl, thle Prnincess
LouIise of Wales5. Aun exquiisite shade
of bi sh broca(tied satini, linedl wi th
poult dte sole, and( trnimmedt wiith feath
iraandsyinga bL)oss;oms, joinied thle
1orsage and trii, over' a tLle I pettIi
t:tat loopedl w'ithi bu nches of' the same
iowere4. JUJpr headdress wais of' feathi
cirs and tulle veil. Shec woire p)earls,
:liOlaods and ruibies. Next to heti
5tood her popPullar papa, the Pinaci of
W~ales, in a fullI suit otf scarlet. the
Linifo'm of' a (icleral.
Nenlic Grant and ijer' Enagulshi luia,i.
(i"ruin ii New York iLttr.)
It is lpossiblo A%lris. Nellio Girant Sar
toris may visit lier' mother late in thle
summerci. She hias no0w pi'oceeded to
her' Isle of W ight reCsittence anid will
soon1 maike a visit to te Conitinent.
The only daughiter' of thle great chief
tini of the Amnericain army dtesi red to
p)as last winter' with lior mothlen to
coimfoi't lier, buLt heri huisbnd('s faither
wr'ote such a loving appeal to lier to
ret urn for thle w inte ti hat ML's. Sar'to
n?is at once went back to Englanid:
'I'her'e bag becui such an amount of
gossip) about Mrlis. Sairtor'is and( heri
husbandl that I feel auithorized to say
that from the best soui'ces I have
heard there is truth ini the i'ep)oi't of'
Mirs. Sartoi'is beinw anxious for' a
:livor'ce. Iler' hiusGanld is gay and
eirhiapis wonuld not by an AmIericani
:noralist be considerC(a a model huts
baud ; but after all thle model husbands
are few in this world, and it' the wives
of all the huisbands who are niot
nodlcJs were to seek andl obtain
(iivorces the wives oft the models
.vould( be so numier'ically weak they
would certainly f'eel r'athei' lonely.
A Law yer's contingenit Fee.
"What is a contingenit fee?" asked a
litigant of a well-kno0wni atto'rney the
"Well,"' said the legahite. "it' 1 take~
'our case and1( lose it 1 get notlin."
"'Yes, yes; that's al] light."
''Hut if' I'win the caso you get 'oth
"lIowi's that.! Jow's that !I don't
hiuk I undestamnd you."
The attorney calmly i'epeatced his
ltatiemnt. Tiheo still non-plussedl Ii ti
"If' I understr-wd you, .in neitheri
ase do I get anything."
"Well, you know that's not my fault ;
unt that is the m'eaning of a contin
'ont fee. Shall I br'ing suit? What
d( you say ? No? Well, I am very
JorrioniersOlO' are now -onflued in Rich
bnd jail at Lexington -~ expense. One
irving unexpired sentence *rom Conrt of
ssions, two imder Trial Justice sentence I
4 theo fourth for next term of oourt,
'. ' -
aito of ' IntereO GaUtered tmn; Vaioua
The Bank of Monroe, Louisiana, has
A 'woman dieil in New York Sattirday,
1s'supposed, from cholera..
Unprecedented fruit nnd'wlieat. crops are
)ported In Virginia.
The atpple crop of Connecticut promises
1)be unusually large this year.
Ex-Vice President David I)avis is lying
ritically ill and may die at any moment.
Parliament was prorogued on Friday.
)issolution took place <on Saturday.
ltndall says the Admtinistrationt is not
he enemy of the silver dollar.
A horse was frigltened to death in In
lianapolls, Ind., Thursday by a tire steam
Pi-ovidence, 1t. ., Thusday celebrated
he 250t1h anniversary of the settlement of
There is considerabl grutbling in Ihi
raria regarding the treatment of the late
The Treasury has issued it call for $4,
)00,000 of bonds for redemption. The call
natures August 1.
A French brigantine sank Saturday on
Lie hanks of Newfoundland and ninc of
her crew drowned.
IRevivalists Jones and Small are said to
be planning a New Englatd seashore cant
pnignt for the summer.
An unknown friend of Erin in New
York hats contributed $5,000 to the relief
committee in Ireland.
The strike in the yarn mll of the River
side Mills at Augusta is at. an end and the
mill is in full operation.
.Joln Johnson, of Iirooklvn, N. Y., con
mitted suicide by ptlsling a hanlkerchief
down his throat with a long ruler. .
Jtcol Swingley, of Creston, Ill., cut the
tIiroats of his two childrel aid coinmitted
sticiel on tIe 10th--insane.
The Board of ''rustces of the University
of A lhihama con ferre<l the legree of 1). I).
upon S. Ileelit, Jewish rabbi of Montgom
The New York Tinucx has determnined to
make an attenpt to find out the secrets of
Alaska, and lots sentt an explot ing cxpedi
Newcsintu in .New Jersey, lrooklyn and
part. of New York coinmencel to bycoitl
t World Monday and killed 50,000 copies
in one dally.
The New England Institute Fair buihl
ing, Bloston, was buried 'I'hursday, and
four workmen kille I. I,oss $-2.5i(,0OU; coy
[ red b y mnsuranl!e.
''lte iepublalen Sate Convention met in
M1oitgonery, Ala., last week, and decided
lo put it ticket in the field. Protection
princ"ip)s olhered to.
The rlirtish. Museuti has recently paid
lIS for a copy of the first edition of the
/ //grim's /'rxgre. Only three copies are
known to is- it existence.
Th; pjisterers of Pittsluirg ant Alle
heny ('ity, I'a., sonie ,00 in nitnher, have
one tut Ont another strike. o0 )tecoultt ot
he had faith of thc- cnon"tr:actors.
The t ni\ersiiy at A'liens, (Ga., gets
j8,000 l -r yeart from the Stale. The At
It:lit l niversity for ti e color:d peoj ie gejl
lie sane amotit
''e1 .lexi:tis atlacked 5(, .\ ,1ahes inl
l'eiaa lope Pass, near Sarach. The In
1' 4,; ''ere defeated. The lexicats lost
bn- cklilled and one wounded.
:aturday 11141rning"... II. 131aekhur11, of
\thanta, (t:ac, did. I!e overttxed his brain
it tle ntise of teltlperance Oil the daty oif
'lec"tion in Allanttat, antd h-c"aine ins;an".
Yun tand healthy as the seaston is, there
s Alrcady at lisjitiot0 to i get up a yellow
'Ivet seare i N ew Orleans, in ;'nsetence
>f thle arrivatl of a (tthati dloctor w ith soic
A neinof 10,000t pietll wium Ilild fTturs.
Itay at. Zuirich, to prot est against t he (ov
rlmit'lWts act ion aigin st the strikers. Thle
*ei flag was tilnfurledtI, butt thle poli pre
Thle Pr1jittce of Wales, whIo has dhecidedl
Shteonie an amaiuteuir hottograplher, hats
Ovei 200t personas weret poisonieti at. a fes
ial ait IPterisv i ll, N. ,., fromt cutatig Mand
witchies tmade oft cainnedi htef. I.ater ntews
ittrtibuites it to a:sei w~~ill fully v'ut ini thie
l'The Lake Slitore sw itch menit employed at
lie Uionil stock yardls 'quit workI 'Thuirs
lay, owing~ to th lienfuisal of thle railrotad
-omniiy to dlislharg~eeih no-in
J1 udgue Llhniani, of Itlianati, luts just bieen
atontinite d for (Ctngrmess, anid if (electedl it
will lie his iS5h term, iIe' is kntown in
W\aingtton its "the watch dog of the
A tconltrac-t. was c'lotsd Monidaty for the
r-ttinleut tion of the Hirtiiintghiin and1 Shef
lield l iailIroad an ti hetll elect ion itt ShteflIlel,
Alit., of it secoind iron furnactte with 10t)
Five ricn hiave beeni sentencted to imapris
anient fitr t ermts vary ing fr-om foutr to six
mon(thls for joining the 400t rioters whlo
felled. ki''ke'I andit stonletd 25 Cathollte faic
FoXuri of I lie five sailoon s at Wash ingtoin,
IllI., tre ownied bty wvomenl. Womien~t iare
njutII id [litig thlemtselves for political dui
ies ini atticipat uion of lie timei whlent they
shaill achieve te hallot.
I Iegister- lIoseerians says thle wiar of tlie
revolut iion I-ost t his coutntrny $tt,t000,000;
lhe war oft 18l2, $1 t5,00t0,tl00;l the Mcxi.
Vanlas;,I $:5,000,00t, ail th l ate iiu
esnness, $6, 181,920,005t),
The iagitaitioni of thle quiest iton o f st'('('.
gion it thet polls ini D igby,. N. S., lhas ocea
sieople ini re-gaird to thiir earinest desi me for
titnexaititon to the Untite<l Stattes.
11. iM. Ilyndmiian, President of thle Sit.
iall IDemnocratic l"ede-rationt lif baindont, and
leatder of thle Engil ishi Pitt ofli so icalled
Scienitifie Sociiialismti, hias dhe(ele to visit the
Entited States on ia lectuinmg tour.
At the fire of the greatt exhtibiiittio ul
ing in llostoin ('li manl wits roatstedl ini sight
if the gaizinge rowd. Eight ebiarretd bod ies
werie taken frim thI Ile rutin s and iiitre are
st ill in thle aishes.
A MIississipp iicurt hias decided in ai case
tgainlst li ()oored conlgrlgationa t hat the
ply thle right toi such shouitiung umatl siniging
'lThe tvbippintg-post limuy he lookedi uplon
is a rebe oh ltiarbar-ism, bu'tt its introduict ion
mito Maurylandi as a puntiishiumetnt for wife
beaittig has Ilessented that crimeit it the State.
Bull it's iand I cowardls alIways dreatd phy3sical
I lA .\nti ist i Cotiyii, luulifax, N. S.,
ver-y i-Itose, tne or miore of thle ballhot boxe's
ire issin-. As aresult thle secessiionist
'andlidtet, A\ tt-lily Gbieerl Longlty, maiuy
>e i tountti mi.
ThelRev. (Charttles II. (Gallowa'y, of MTis
ISSi phi , w ho wats recentlily et'II'tl tt a bishi
>prie in thle Souiithirn Met hindist Chu rch, is
uaitd to lie thle vioungest mtani ever ilect ed to
mehi a high piositioni lun the councitils of his
~lirhb. IIis age is :ts.
'lThe ''olest Miasoin" hils again passedCt
iy; this tim in i Catlifornia--Catptaiin
Itltohn Ptaul .Jonets Daid~hson. lI e was born
ii C onntect ient in 1'T87uand hadl beent a Ma
on 16 years when the Morgan episode
retnteid such a st ir in 1826.
The Presidential vetoes of penision rutais
poni ft- Tresury are iappairentl 1h earig
ro<n results in Congress. Tuesday there
vere 84 adlverse r-eports of penisioni hIlls
romn the Imuvalid Pentsin, Committee, and
here arc mioro Mo cr.n
Upside down-A feather bed.
A capital fellow-The millionaire.
Gla,iers take.plcasure i the thought that
this Is a worhi of pane, 4
iiforn prices- --What the tailor charge's
or soldier's clothes.
You can always get a bottle of perfume
ry for a scent. . .
The fisheries question-is there anything
left in the pocket flash?
If you ind you cannot succeed-- suc
One need not be a brilliant writer to ex
press himself in glowing terms.
Young man, never say to yoursire: " You
might go, father; and fare worse."
Perhaps the music of Thomas and Maria
may not inaptly be called cat-chy.
~ The tramp who entered a bakery aid
stole a loaf of ginger-bread took the cake.
Nature's most. becoming dress--the close
of the day.
Effect ual destruction of weeds- marry ing
Man proposes, woman accepts, if the col
laterals are good.
It is not believed that the President will
veto his wedding bills. -
No chicken 'pie blooms on the echoless
banks of Salt River.
y4Country cousins are beginning to receive
letters from their city relatives.
Better to have loved a short, girl than
never to have loved a tall.
Every nice young lady who has a bach
elor guardian should feel encouraged now.
If you want to comttlmniCate with the
finny tribes of the sea first dl'op them a line.
When one splits his side with laughter he
should run until fie gets a stitch in them.
In answer to the question, "Is life vorthi
hiving?" we reply that it all depends on the
'It is between the acts at the theater that
a man is most liable to have an attack of
uliy bar soap by the quautity. Keep it
where it will dry, and' it will go nich
farther In using. .
It is a sure sign liht the fools are not all
ti,ad when a fat man tries to be a d(de and
wear tight, pantaloons.
"Letter go! " exclaimel Flippaut-talker.
(lropping a missive into the box on the strect
near Dr. Dliot's drug store.
Maine seems quite willing to go over and
thrash Canada, provided some one will hold
the Canadians till she does it.
We always knew this adnmini ;tration
would get itself into trothl;: before it lin
ilted Its term.
Brother Illaine is ever'v1lhing and every
where in these days. fsn't he a little t(o
previous for the summer of 1888?
If the poets can only be kept, quiet the
country may yet recover from the excite
meat attending the l'resident's marriage.
With what fiendish 'lee the Frenclhmana
will greet the news that the bicycle 1b
been int'oducedl into the Germ'anim t ap .y.
"Yes," saitl Pogtlci'6 wife, ' the devil
lils a cloven foot, and. the man iwho has a
clovtn breath is on the way to h:n."
Thore is a 'goniIss" albout iho girl's
feelllg who is beon lavishing her smil, s
exclusively on students,
"Come, swallow, come, for he' I wail "
sings a poet, for whom, apparently. lie sa
loon keeper will pit nothing more on tli.
What is home without a 11m11er, wht:t
an' all the joys we neet, wten we're i'n1.
ri1nt of thu topics tltat arUetl of on the
A ifarlem girl wants to know "if it is
rue that kissing cures freckles." Wouldn't
say positively, but a simple recipi like this
A Wester'n journal heads an article, "'A
hunatie escapes anud umrries a widow."
Escaped, elh? Wec shoul say lie gut
"'1 do0 love dress!'' exclaimed a younig so)
ciety beclle. '"Thea I should thuinkl yo'u
would wenatmore of it,'' r'eplied a cynical
A contemporary says Miss Folsom's phio
tograph hazs been (-opyrighited. H-er' news
paper pictures appecar to have be'en all copy
The blockade against Greeec has ju.st
been raised ini Europe, while on this sid'e of
the water Congress is legislating :against
If the riailroads continue to water' their
stocks in the future as they have done in
the past a locomiotive that can't swim won't
be worth a 'ent.
The Caep>(ol says that interest in base halt
in Atlanta is waninug. The crowvds are Ver v
light andi there arc not more thtan a dolO/i
ladies in attondanice.
Now that, the funnylims of the I ,ordo
i gh Excecut ionier ini "Thl'e Mikado"' aret
bteconming stale dlon't style them ehiestuits.
Calil 'ema Ko ko-nuts.
Senato'r Edmunds approves the Presi
den'tt's mtarriage in good round ternms. After
that there couldl be no possible objectioni to
it even if it were not, too late.
TChat genial brute, ~Johin 12. Sutlivan,
threateins to write a boo0k. IIe evidently
wanits to tigltt a three-round match with the
helpless E'nglisht language.
Ingersoll's sweeping assertion "'thait noth '
ing is ev'er lost" staggers our faith in htim.
If lie excepts umabrellas he can restore the
religious harmonty between us.
lRip Vian Winkle was foolish to go ouit
and sleep on a (damlp tmountaini for t.wenty
years. Hie might just as well have clerked
mn ai store t hat (lid not ad vertise.
An Atlanta man Is dying fronm the lite of'
a tmtle. Whteni a tuIc btecomues danger'ous
at both end(s it is time to-propound the co
nunidrumn: "'Whuither' at'e we driifting?''
If n' tie signs are in vogue muiong the
drumruor't associations, It may safely lbe
assumne( that the nlew menmberi experienees
little diilflcuilty in ''catching on'' to the grip.
TIhe qluestlon which senms to be troubling
somue members of the I louise Is whether but
ter or butterine would be the ('heapest to
groaSe the political machinery of their (is
It always sturprises ai man when he dis
covers that a woman is not a coward. But
It never surprises a womiatn when sIhe finds
that aiman is.
D)o not laugh at the gentleman with a
blare poll, my son. It is not ntearly so bad
to have a head tht-is bald on the outside as
to have a head that Is bald ont the inside.
'J. W. Martin, Intendlant of Woodruff',
has resigned in conisequence of the flye
WVardens clamoring for the sale of whisky.
lie says: "'I uscit every argnumerit availa
ble, butt all to nio purtpose', so I b'came (Ifs
gutedC( and have resgned."
Stomach trole is serious lousiness
whbile it lasts; but what a lessed t'elief
to haveo it depart! Mrs. F. (A. Wells, of
19) Atlantic 'street, Hartford, (Conn.,
writes that sho tried Brown's Iron Bit-1
ters for stomach trouble, and that she
experienced such relief that the trouble
is nowv entirely over. She recomnmends
t,his geat iront medicine to ill who are
sillic ed. It cures liver antd kidney comf --
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Presnit Your H511.
A young follow won a kiss from ai young
udy the' other evoning, anud when Ite des
manded pmayment shte smkid, ''I'll pay wuhien
you presenmt yourt bill" Anud the pucker
ng process began right away, and the as
Iculatory forfelture (lied away timid sotundl
dimilar unto those madhe by a cow whlen
nnlhine her font nut of thn mud.
Aot of I$ on ever on to use som
siolan's presocrlpti for w n
4'We sNlnee, Lnaeitude l aec o
i:ery tc., it 11A.1 NO IQfL an
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It Enrihe', the Blood I1nv o ten the
Syctein, itesto'e ppetite,Aids getion
It. doe not blacken or injure the teeth, cause head.
ahooreprducp constipatio-h-ohr h ron medlcnea rio
Dlt (1 . OIN,Ea., a leading physician of
Springfild. 0.. says:
"Brown's Iron Bitters isra thoro ood med.
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excel all other forms of iron In weakuu. o a low
condition of the system, Brown's Iron Bitlee In
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Genuine has trade mark and crossed red lines op
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E T C
Trt gsag a gathered om a tree of the .ae name
growing aloes the salli streams In the Siouthern States,
contairs a stimulating expectorant principle that loosen.
the phlegm producing the early morning cough, and astmu"
lates the child te thrnw off the falao rnenibraue in eroup and
wheoping-cough. When combined with the healing muct"
lainoua prinociple In the mullein plant of the old fields, pre.
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Moast of tho diseases whicht afflic t mnankind are origin
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For alt complaints of this kind, sltchx as Torpidity of
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SC UR E F IT S!
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'The 01 l'te iutfdbl3 Ira Chicago.
Thei 3 are not less than five . Odd Fellows'
lodges c of this nationality alone.
The first wedish lodge has commenced
>utting up an Odd Fellows' block. At the
laying of- the corner stone more than 5,000
were present, and the structure will cost
"'Berlin has abolished the old custom of
holding market in suitares and public places,
and during this month has opened a series
of grand and colossal market balls in vari
ous parts of the city. During one year the
city consumes 1,1325,000,000 pounds of
An Ecclesiastical Convention, represent
ing the Lutheran Synodsin Virginia, North
Carolihia, South. Carolina, Georgia, Missis
sippi and 'ennessee, met Wednesday in
St. Mark's Church, loanoke, Va. R1ev. W.
S. Bowmnan, I). D., o( SavanuI, Ga.,
preached the opening sermon.
Seventeen years ago Thomas Stewart. of
Chicago, wM sentenced to imprisonment
for life for the murder of Harry IIulbert.
It now appears that Eliza leilley, a woman
for whom he had a iboyish devotion, coin
initted the crime, and that he voluntarily,
sacrificed himself in her behalf. He was
released from the penitentiary on Tuesday
There is a veritable war between the Chi
cago gas companies, three of which have
Invaded each other's territory, and the con
test has finaily become so bitter that one of
the companies has offered to supply resi
dents of the West Division with gas on a
five years' contract for 01 cents per 1,000
feet, against $2.50, which was the charge
two years ago.
Last week, after the great victory by the
Liberals on the question at issue, i wealthy
old sea captiin at )igby, N. S., took a
hatchet, stripped the limbs from the highest
spruce tree on his farm, near the town and
nailed the Stars and Stripes thero, 'I hen,
pointing to the flag, he shouted: "That is
our next question to vote on, and you will
find before long two-thirds of its that way
The Government at 3 o'clock Thurslay
afternoon issued a decree expelling the
French Princes from France. Count Tou
cher de Cariel, ambassador to the Austrian
Court, has resigned in protest against the
action of the Government in expelling the
French Princes. It is believei that M.
Waddington, French Amhassador to the
Court of- St. James, will also resign. The
Count and Countess of Paris and their son,
Prince Louis Philippe. after receiving their
friends, will embark at Treport. Prince
Napoleon (Plon-Plon) iv going to Geneva,
and his son, Prince Victor. to Brussels.
Origin of the Word "Doodle."
The origin of the word "hoodlo," which
has obtatmld such notoriety of late, is
giving rise to a considerable atimoutint of dis
cussion, but there is -little doubt that it is
simply a slang Western term, implying
money in bulk. The Chicago .Nccrs sug
gests that it may be a corruption of "bodle,"
a small Scotch coin, in value about one
third of a penny. In New En.gland the
term "bocdle" is in common use, signifying
the whole or all--the entirety of anything.
Inglnious philologists miglit spQculatj. ptt
the collnectlloi ltptwcei ':hodlc" and tlte
Gothic bo/an, mcaling phinder or profit.
''he Islands of New Ilebrides and Santa
Cruz, over which France and Eingland are
no1w squabbling, form part of the long chain
of groups in the West Pacitie known as Ma
:o114sia, about 200 miles from Solomon
islands and New Caledonia. Nearly all the
islands are of votc:anic formation. ''ie
largest of them is called Eijiiritut Salito, andl
is seventy-tive miles by forty miles inl ex
tent. ''le populition is about )0,000, most
ly sitvayee, %,ery ipruel and ouarrasom, 11nd
mtve-terate c:anntibttls. 'The i.slands have an
unapleasat notoriety froms the fact of the
mutrder ofl'ljsho Picttlson, Cap)t. Gbood
enotigh am(t acsveral mIssionaries duritng
their effotrts to evangelize the natives.
They have always been regarded bay the
English as forming part of the dominion of
New South Whai.les.
.llailroadl nun say that, oi J uly 4th thiere|
)v ill be~ soine conisiderabile chaingmtg around
in railroad circles. General Matnager E. B.
'Thlomas, of t.he lIichmnond and D)anville, is
set dlowna as a tiover, and his object seems
to be to rob the Atlantic Coast, line of as
ttuchi of the through travel between the
North tad South as possible. It Is said to
tbe a piositive fact that double daily trainis
aire to be put on theic Charlotte, Columbia and1(
Augusta road, attd thte track bectween Char
lotte andii Augusta is to be Putt in first class
otrder, new steel rails having been ordered.
When the doutble daily service begins on
this road? the tranins will be run through
from Chariotto to Savannah.
It is tepoirted that a new through fast
mail antd passenger train will lie put on the
linte b)etween Charlotte and Washington,
tanking thtree trainus per day on the liih
mondl and1 leinville, two of these to lie
through passenger and11 mail atnd one local.
It wilt not sutrptrise upi to see all of these
ruimtors (otntirmeid, for thte Rlttnhondl atnd
ihmaville is niot only reachting out for biusi
niess, but itntetids lto have it.--Charlotte Ob
A Newu tRe'elaion.
The 1nferior, published at Clhicago, gives
the f ol lowitig discri ption of the reacent titter
atnce of thle Augmjsta General Assembly:
"he Southernt P resbayterian Geuneral As
sembttly haasgiven thleescientific and( religious
worhi detimlte intformaitioni in regaurd to the
process by which God ceated man-an im
portmltt matter oif ktnowledge unknown to
tan tkimd upi to ItIie omotnt whlen it was
revemaled in the city of Auguastat, State of
Georgia, United States of Amnerica, anno
1886. 'The putrpos' of this revelation was,
is oir tcorresp)ondeint shows, to produce liar
nmony andl peacte ini the Soutthern Presbyte
riun Chlurch. T1he scientifIc andl religious
wiorldl have. however, a just cause of c!otm
phunitt for that, whereas the Augusta As
senmbl y knew so1 much, it told so littlc. In
'liiurer:s tifter kntow ledge desire delintitentess
mind partienhlirtity. lIn the.sc qualities we
we miust say, with all defercence, that thte
Southerti H ardshell Baptist, colored
pireacher wais ft botter revelattor. lie an
nioiunced thaimt 'De h,awdm made A dlam outen
(ml dle dust c)b ale yearithI, and( stood1 himi utp
agit ate fencee to dry.' 'II ol' ott chair!' ex
i-li aned mademacoti fromit his pew, '\ho built
hlat fence? Notwithlstandiaing thte serious
Jitlicuilty wvhiebi so promptly met lie 'fette
theory,'. we regardc it ais, con thle whole,
muore ex lplicit tihan time thIeory prcopoundaed,
in the imterc-st of pemace amid harmony, by
the Southermn Assemably."
Th'le samte jouirnmil says respecting the 1hy
pothescis t hat. thti Auaguasta Assemb)ly tins
giv~en peace tomt hic Chuirch;
"Ourtma Souithietrn Pr'esbyter-ianu exchanumges
mre cohgratmilattig theirt rea-!(-rs that nowv,
andc at last, the <itiestion of how Adam was
c'reateda witlI no longe- tearii up the ground
onitt hiri Mounit Zion. Now that their A.
sembthly has fully explained the process, If
anty mani shalt say that the Assembly did
not kgiowv, lie can be taken by. his back col
lar with .thc ca-clesimistical left hand, and
s--.ed. withi thle tigh': hamndl b ' the rudimen
tinry ittegumient of ainy ot her part of his
garmtenuts which mtay seem best located for
lift ing puirpocs, andl tossedl out of thle semi
lie swung syith tier till the hour wvas late
And whlen he wvent thome-s, said he
ier father had painted tie garden gate.
And my p)anits are a sight, to se.e,
IIereafter, lie said to himself, I'll wait
I'11 the paint has dried on thn aen ia .,
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