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WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1879.
' ? NUMBER 29. i
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PUBLISHED. EVERY THURSDAY,
J - W. UOUGHTON.
TERMS or BDB8CBIFTION:
Orve oopy, one ymr. , . m
On otn.y, ix nontka. 73
One oopy, three months .V)
If ot paid within the jrmx- 20)
J. II. DICKSON,
ATTORSEY-AT LAW, Wellington, O.
Offlr,.in Bank Building, 2d Boor.
V W. b HERRI CK,
ATTORNEY an.l Counsellor at Lw.
Benodict's block. d floor, Welliogtoo.
m. 6. JOHNSON- L. MCLZAK.
ATTORNEYS anl Connlloia at Law,
' ElyrU. O; Office No. i Uaawy Block.
J. W. HOUGH rox,
NOTARY PUBLIC. Office ia HouKh
ton't'Diug Stnrr, East Side Public
ARTHUR W. NICHOLS,
NOTARY PUBLIC. Loam aad CrlketioB
-Arot. Basiaree rotraated to wy cre
. will iwmt prompt attrntioo. With Joha
mk McLeaa.No. S Uiaar'a Block, Elyria.
y-t ) V bIC J. RUST,
HOKOOPATHIST. "Hesidmce and of.
r fice, West Side Public Square.
JH DR. R HATHAWAY,
TTOMOBOPATHIC Phyaician and Sur-
M " (eon. - Office, at residence, west aide
Xally Street, Wellington, Ohio.
I ; - jTLOUR, EEEU. ETC.
.. y;-,' .,r;', H. B. HAMLIN, '
Dealer ia Floor, Feed, Grain, 8eeda, Salt,
Etc, Eto. -WaMiooae, West Side
Railroad Street. Wellington, Ohio.
I 0 iH f i BARBER 8HOP.
II TOT W&NT a first-clans Bhare, Hair
' Cat, or Shampoo, call at Robinson's O.
K.ShaTiog Saloon, Liberty Street. A full
sinlniiat T Hair Oils, Poawdes and Hair
Sssterabrea. Wc also keep the best brand
ml Bason, and warrant them. - Rasars booed
or ground to order. E. T. ROBINSON.
TIi ELLINGTON PLANING MILL.
r-- JJ -" Manufacturer aad dealer ia Sash,
Soors,BlnidB, Brackets,. Baitings,' Lnmber,
ghiaslea. Lath, Cbeeae and Batter Uoiea.
Scrou Sawing, Matehing and Planing done
to older." JTX L. Wadswortb, Prop. - Office,
wsariailread depat. ( .- -
J H. WADS WORTH 8ON,
Dealers in Lnmber, Lath, Shinylea, Doors,
Sash. Blinds, Moulding, and Dressed
Lasaber of all sorts. Yard near Hamlin's
Feed Store, Wellington, Ohio.
J. H, WIGHT,
TXEALER IN Clocks. Watches, Jewelry,
3J SilTerwaie, Gold Pens, etc. aarShop
m Houghton s Drug State.
B. S. HOIXEXBACH, ,
ERCHANT JAILOR, in Union Block.
Boom - .- X8-U.
UL -it c
T7IBST NATIONAL BANK. WelUi.cton
aJP- Ohio.' . Does a general banking -boai-nms
Bays and sells N. Y. Ezchane, Got.
ernmeat oods, etc. 8. S. Warcer, Preai-
. went, R. A. Horr, Caabier. '
; j r : W.T. SAWTEU.
r THOTOGRAPHER.'. Gallery ia Arnold's
Ja. tiiock. Welliogtoe, UMO.
r '. " . i'fi PRINTING. '
V. Ja - .......
BRIN&.YOUR PRINTING to the Eo
terpria Office. All kinds of printinj
wane neatly aad pronitly. Ufflea West Side
. Public 8qaarr, OTer Houghton's Drug Store.
wELis, . . !
OADDLER ANDHARNRES4 MAKER.
O The best workmen employed, and enly
- the bast stock .usrd. All work done under
jmj immediate Mperviaion. North side Me-
aaaau street. :- . . 11-16-ly
X f BOOTS AND SHOES. -
. - - . W. H. ASHFORD, . -'
MANUFACTURER and Dealer in Boots
and Sboia and all kinds ol nrt class
custom work. AH work and materials fr-lly
warranted.'' Shop, sooth vide Liberty Street,
oae door east l Ottrrbacker's Harness Shop,
Wellington, Ohio. " 11-9 ly
. INSURANCE AGENT.
t B. N.GOODWIN,
.fTtHX INSURANCE AGENT, will be
L found at hia office in Hasted Bros.-'
Boot and , Shoe Store, where he will be
-ilad to aee hia obi cuatomeis needing
' . - v : c 1 :
- aa J miff a, 11 Mm un minaini vuuiMBirt
. isunaantnd aad tales reasonable. Los tea
promplty adjusted and paid at hia agetcy,
. O. FULLER.
EALER IN Freah and Salt Meat-, Bo
logna and for sausage. nurneat
: mm in eink naid Or Beeves. Sheen.
Hants. Hides. An. Market, south aula Lib
erty Street, one door west of Otter backer's
' Harness 8bop. U--ly
tm cushion & son,
T IVERY AND SALE STABLE. Choice
S-J turnouts furnished, and charges ran
aonable. South aide Mechanic street, one
. door aaat of American House. 11-15-ly
CC AL YARD.
H. McKMNKT ' -
pvEALER IN BLOSSBURG GOAL, - the
B ' nneas article Known tor blaekmiitb
- ins?. Mulw mbiM-iti. renuirins iM.M.n,-
' ty done, and am tiaf actio guaranteed. South
suit Mechanic street.' . 11-15-ly
arayaeae taa baa that la spar Ua anakiac"
Waaa eiaetsi aaulaa that h tallf-hlawa rn
a taa vatsa at aakolaa
Wa aoaa tka lm that la brokaa witk partia
UitltmmU Blskaraata MlMaa! sata?
Way la an lamiiilm mWo Manias
Claaa ea aaalauaa at aaii attalat
Eat with this
A MOTHER'S DAEISO.
The great golden eagle, tha pride and
fear of the parish, swooped down and
away with something in his talor a. One
single, sndden female shriek and then
snows anu oni-crica, uui uiuivu apirv
had tumbled down on a congregation at
"Hannah Lamond's barin! Hannah
Lamond's bairn !" was the loud fast-spread-inarcrr.
"The rarle's taen aff Hannah
Lamond's bairn!" and many hundred
feet were in another instant hurrying to
ward the mountain. .
Two miles of hill and dale, and copes
and single, and many intersecting brooks
lay between; but in an incredible short
time the foot of the mountain was al ire
with people. The eyrie was well known,
and both old birds were risible on the
rock edge. But who shall arale that diz
zy cliff, which Mark Stuart, the sailor,
who had been at the storming of many a
fort once attempted in Tain f All kept gaz
ing, or weeping, or wringing of hands
rooted to the ground, or running; back and
forward like so many ants essaying their
new wings in discomfiture.
"What's the use what's the use 'o any
puir human means? We hare nae power
but in prayer r And many knelt down
fathers and mothers thinking ot their own
babies as if they would force the deaf
heavens to bear.
Hannah Lomond had all this while been
sitting on a stone with a face perfectly
white, and eyes like those of a mad person
fixed on the eyrie. Nobody noticed: her;
for stiong as all sympathies with her had
been at the swoop of the eagle, they were
now swallowed up in the agony of eye
sight. "Only last Sabbath was my sweet wee
wean baptised in the name of the Father,
and the Son and the Holy Ghost!"
And on utterine these words, she flew
off through the brakes and over the huge
stones, up up up taster tnan ever
huntsman ran to the death fearless as a
swat Dlarine amoor the precipices. No
one doubted- no one could doubt that
she wouW soon be dashed to pieces. But
hare not people who walk in their sleep,
obedient to the mysterious guidance of
dreams, clomb the walls of old ruins and
found footing, even in decrepitute, along
the edge of unguarded battlements, and
down dilapidated staircanrri, deep as draw,
wells or coal-pits, and returned with open,
fixed, and tmaeeing eyes, unharmed, to
their beds at midnight T It is all the work
of the soul, to whom the body is a slave;
and shall not the aoony of a mother's pas-
si a who sees her baby, whose warm
mouth has just left her breast, hurried off
by a demon Ut a hideous death bear her
limbs aloft wherever there is dust to dust.
till she reaches that devouring den, and
fiercer and mora furious than anv bird or
prey that ever bathed its beak In blood,
throttle the fiends that, with their heavy
wings, would fain flap her down the cliffs
and hold up her cnua in deliverance,
No stop no stay; she knew not that
she drew her breath. Beneath her feet
Providence fastened every root. How was
she ever to decend t . That fear, then, but
once crossed her heart, aa up up up to
the little image made of her own flesh and
" The God who holds me ud now from
perishing will not the same God save me
when my child is at my breast f
.Down came the fiercn rushing of the
eagle's wings, each sage bird, dashing
close to her head, so that she saw the yel
low of. their wrathful eyes. All at once
they quailed and were cowed. Yelling,
they new off to the stump of an ash jut
ting out of the cliff, a thousand feet above
the cataract; and the Christian mother,
falling across the eyrie, in the midst of
bones and blood, clasped her child dead
dead, no doubt, but unchanged and un
tom, and swaddled up just as it was when
snelaid it down asleep among the fresh
hay in a nook of the harvest field. Oh !
what a pang of perfect blessedness trans
fixed her heart from that iaint. feeble cry
"It lives! it lives! it lives!" And bar
ing her bosom with loud laughter, and
eyes dry as stones, she felt the lips of the
innocent once more murmuring at the
fount of life and love.
"Oh! thou arreat and thou dreadful God.
whither has Thou brought me ? Oh ! save
me, lest 1 pen an, even lor tny own name's
sake! Oh, Thou who died to save sinners,
have mercy upon me.'
Cliffs, chasms, blocks of stone, and the
skeletons of old trees far. far down and
dwindled Into specks a thousand creatures
of her own kind, stationery, or running to
and fro! Wa that the sound or water
fall, or the faint roar of voices ? Is that
her native strath ? ana that tun or trees
does it contain the hur in which stands
the cradle of her child ? Never shall it be
rocked by her foot! Here must she die,
and when her breast i" exhausted her
babby too. And those horrid beaks, and
ever, and talons, and wines will return and
her child will be devoured at last, even
within the arms that can. protect it no
Where, mil this while, was Hark Stuart,
the sailor. Half way up the cliffs. But
bis eyes naa got mm, ana nis neaa aiszy,
and his heart sick : and he who had often
reefed the top-gallant sail when at mid
night the coming of the gale was heard
afar, covered his face with his hands, and
dared look no longer on the swimming
"And who will take care of my poor
bedridden mother." thought Hannah, who,
through exhaustion of so many passions.
could no more retain in her grasp the hope
she bad clutched in despair, a voice
whispered "God." She looked round ex
pecting to see a spirit; but nothing moved
excent a rotten branch, that under its own
weight, broke off from the crumbling
rock. Her eve bvsome secret sympathy
with the inanimate object watched its
tail; ana it seemed to stop not lar on on a
small platform. Her child bounded upon
her shoulders she knew not how or when
but it was safe and scarcely daring to
open ner eyes sne alia down tnC snetving
rocks and found herself on a small piece
of firm root-bound soil, with the tops of
ousnes appearing Delow.
With fingers suddenly strengthened into
the power of iron, she swung herself down
bv Drier and broom, and heather, and
dwarf-birch. Here a loosened stone leapt
over a hedge, and no sound was heard, so
proiouna was it tail, mere, the shingle
rattled down the screes, and she hesitated
not to follow. Her feet bounded against
the huge stone that stopped them; but she
felt no pain. - Her body was callous as the
cliff. Steep as the wall of a house was
now the side of the DreciDice. But it was
matted with ivy, centuries old long ago
dead, and without a single green leaf
but with thousands of arm-thick steins
petrified into the rock, and covering it as
with a trellis. She felt her baby on her
neck, and withBhands and feet clung to
that leanui ladder.
Turning round her head and looking
down, she saw the whole population of the
nariah so (treat was the multitude on
their knees. She heard the voice of psalms
a hymn breathing the spirit of one united
prayer. Sad and solemn was the strain-
aaaaauaaa asaatlaBat loasuc
ata taaaraiaalhlta taioaalas.
ay that aa taa kaivlmi start.
tins alia sai tailas lit isa fil'i T -'"T
Oaiy aa tar aa Ma ansttacte ara aaat;
but nothing dirge-like sounding not of
death but or deliverance. - -
There had been trouble and agitation,
much Bobbin?, and many tears, among the
multitude, while the mother was scaling
the cliffs sublime was the "shout that
echoed afar the moment she reached the
eyrie never reached neiore - in tne mem
ory of man by human foot then had suc
ceeded a sileooe deep as death, in a little
while arose that hymning prayer, suc
ceeded by mute supplication ; the witness
of thankful and congratulatory joy had
next iteflsway; and now that her salvation
was sure, the great crowd rustled like a
wind swept wood.
" Fall back and give her fresh air," said
the old minister of the parish ; and the ring
of close faces widened round her lying as
Gie me the' bonnv bit bairn into my
arms." cried first one and then another,
and it waa te nderlv hande round the cir
cle of kisses, many of the snood ed maid
ens bathing its face in tears. "There's no
single scratch a boot the puir innocent, for
the eagle, you sec, maun hae struck its tal
ons into the lang claes and the shawl
HI in', bl in' m un they ne wno see not tne
finger o God in this."
Tke Wife aftae Jasllelaaa Hooker.
That learned and judicious divine.
Richard Hooker obtained his wife some
what casually. - When he was ordained
priest he went to London, according to the
statutes of his college, to preach at St.
Paul's Cross. He arrived there wet, weary,
weather-beaten, and very angry at a friend
who had persuaded him not to walk, but
to take the journey on horseback, which
had Droetrated him with influenza. His
hostess, one Mrs. Churchman, attended to
him with all care and diligence. Hooker
was afraid be would not be able to preach
on the following Sunday; but the
good wishes and good nursing of his hoot
em nerved him for his duties, and he got
throueh his work admirably. The
preacher was very thankful to Mrs.
Churchman, who had cured him f his
distemper and cold, and he thought him
self bound in conscience to believe an the
poor woman said. Mrs. Churchman told
him he was a man of tender constitution.
and that it was best for him to have a wife
that might prove a nurse to him, such a
one as might, both prolong his life and
make it more comfortable; and such a one
she could and would provide for him if
ne thought fit to marry. Bo Mr
Hooker,' in his guilcleHsncss em
powered her to choose a wife for
him, and promised to return
to London at her call to receive his bride.
Mrs. Churchman at once attended to this
little business for Master Hooker. In look
ing around to find him a wife, she thought
it wise to beirin at home, and in her own
daughter, Joan, according to her judg
ment, she found one who would nurse the
preacher, prolona: his life and make it
more comfortable. In due time Mr.
Hooker went to London to be joined to
the wife of the choice of his hostess; but
she brought to . him neither beauty nor
portion: She was, sad to relate, a woman
of an unruly tongue, and, instead of add
ing to his comfort, she was an incessant
trial to his patience. ' The moral of this is:
choose yourself. Chambers Journal.
Tne Haumaai Ear.
In - the following plavful manner the
New York Mercury eossips about the fe
The human ear,' more than any other
protuberance, links us with the animal
kingdom. People pay little attention to
the shape and dimensions of this queer
organ or sound, and yet it is full of charac
ter. Our female friends should look
closely to the car tiefore giving themselves
away, and males should study well its
structure when the feminine arrangement
of the hair permits them to do so.- The
jackass and the hound have the largest.
longest ears, in proportion to their size and
weight, of all other animals of their king
dom. One is hiehlr sensual, noisv and
combative, and the latter quality he has
transminen to tne mule, which has a natu
ral antipathy to mankind in its heel, while
the other is a sneak and a coward. In a
human being these qualities are all com
bined in persons of long, large, flapping
ears. There are ears which stand out
from the head like those of a pointer dog,
and this arises from large or very large
destoructiveness, an organ which lies just
oacai 01 ano around tnem. The owner or
such appendages is always on the alert for
a row, and will make things lively in the
domestic circle. The Sine Sing convict
style of young men who have their hair
cut close to their craniums enable sensible
girls to investigate that kind of ear. In
the female the ear tells a story of future
bliss or misery in married life. Sharp
eyes denote sharp tempers and a disposi
tion to slaughter character. They belong
to the gossips ot every ' neighborhood,
small ears evince selfishness and cirotism.
oval ears indicate a disposition which is
neither even or uneven, and round cars a
corresponding roundness, and consequent
insipidity ol temperament. The hand
somest and the most feminine of ears is
that which is slightly and delicately curved
pear-shaped and of medium size. As
the curved line Is the line of beauty, that
sort of beauty indicates a refined and lovely
organization. Perhaps in the aftertinie wc
may evolute out of all connection with the
lower animals, just as the little feathered
songsters in a lady's boudoir sec in to have
done, whose organs of hearing arc hidden.
am mines now are. it is not Drobable that
the jackass entertains private and silent
disdain to our ears, because they are close
to the head, just as we despise him for his
A tlaale Protective aaralamt Epidean-
Those who are at all afraid of enidemic
disease may feel comforted on hearing
mat one 01 tne uesr protective measures
they can resort to is a very simple one
the use of soap and water. An eminent
"It is worth while for common people to
MM !. UI1WI . 1. 1 1 1 .
!.' uim uv,wv .jrpuiii, gvuiB will III 1 1 V e
in t the circumference of a pin-bead or a
visible globule. It is worth while for
them to note that these germs may be Jes
sica led and be borne, like thistle seeds,
everywhere, and like demoniacal posses
sions, may jump noiselessly down any
throat.' But there are certain things spores
cannot stand, according to the last ascer
tained results ot science. A water temper
ature of 130 degrees boils them to death
and soap chemically poisons them. Here
sanitary and microscopic science come to
gether. Spores thrive in low ground and
under low conditions of life. For redemp
tion, fly to hot water and soap, ye who
live in danger of malarial poisoning. Hot
water is sanitary. Soap Is more sanitary.
Fight typhus, small-pox, yellow fever and
ague with soap. So sip is a board of
The total value of the: leal estate, stocks.
and loans comprising the residuary fund
of Girard College, Philadelphia, is given
in the annual report for 1878 of the board
of directors of city trustee at fo.ud i,'.w.
To thin should be added a leeacv of
153, left by Lawrence Todd of IllinoisThe
total income of the college for the year
was $745.373 ; balance on hand on Jan. 1,
1878. f 222.033 : expenditures for the year.
$892,027; balance In treasury, Dec 31, 1878
$75,842. The number of orphans on the
rolls is 671. Applications lor admission
continue to be mucn in excess 01 ine in
Comfort, Silence and Patience were the
names of a brother and two sisters in a
New England villaee. A gentleman called
to see Comfort. His sire said: "He is not
at home, but if you will sit down with
Patience and wait with Silence, Comfort
will come soon." Silence died, the other
day, at the age or tsu. ,
NEW" YORK FASHIONS.
t'ootasaiee. Paraaelav Kopplna A
. . Frtsnaf Dmsa at Hoaue. ;
Moraine costumes are often devised in
simple fashion a deuii tmiued skirt,
with long sacque, though again we find
basques with trimmed skirts quite popu
lar. Favorite materials are cettoa salines
and cotelines: the former so called, be
cause they show a satiny finish ; the latter
dcrivine the name from a rep which
shows distinctly. These goods for the
reason that they are so fashionable, are
Mild at the rather high price of about
forty-five cents per yard. Jardiniere or
Pompadour foulards are gayly covered
with small, bright flowers, and these com
bined with silk, form dressy costumes, to
be worn al summer resorts. Every
thing indeed is "combined," and I should
have said that the satines and cotelines
just mentioned are combined with plain
materials, lau most striaioK uu'wi
however, are the Bandana silks and per
cales, showing all the extravagant mix
tures ol color characteristic of the "negro
handkerchief." These of course arc too
pronounced for city wear, but will be
seen at Saratoga and Newport, being
especially adapted to garden parties.
When made up into short costumes they
are extremely iauntv in effect, and to
young ladies will be very becoming. The
LAiiiniMB or osn vuc tuuau, no it is wine
times called, is as popular now as it was
last summer for a short costume. Other
pretty skirts for walking costumes arc the
Littia and Francesca. Nothinc would
form a imirx tastfnl finish to a walkine
skirt than the Hilarie jacket with vest. A
middle-aged lady, Tor a heavy sua or
grenadine combined with silk, might pre
fer the Rosalind train with Desirce
The Drown parasols, which lead the
styles, are made with sixteen ribs. Now
the effect of the sixteen ribs is much en
hanced by the fact that they are gilded or
bronzed, and that with a view of showing
them off. the linine is Disced behind them.
Tops are also novel, being very low and
broad. Brocades or all kinds, pongees.
striped, satin wove and Bandana silks are
employed, and the latter, especially, be
ing striking in effect, will be extensively
used at watering places ; the more so as
they are in keeping with the Bandana
silks used for costumes. Of course there
are quiet tones and styles of silk adapted
to people of quiet taste, and for city use.
The size is eighteen inches, and no orna
mentation appear on the edges. The de
signs in handles are as novel as the con
struction of the parasol. . Light woods
employed, for the handles are carved into
bird's heads, among which we nnd par
rote, pheasants, swans, chickens, ducks,-
owls, etc Insects, also, are represented.
orrr or tows mioitkrs
would do well to place themselves in com
munication with Stern Brothers, whose
new building on Twenty-third street just
off Fifth-avenue, attracts such fashionable
custom. Their establishment includes
everything in the dry goods Hat dress
goods, costumes ready made nnd to order,
r: 1 -r, - c ,, 1 - 1
unuerwear, iancy anieieo 01 aji kujus, up
holsterv. laces, etc The spring catalogue
prepared expressly for out of the city resi
dents gives complete information with
full lists of prices.
A MUM A DONNA AT HOME. .
Imaeine me seated in the boudoir of
Mme Marie Koze, the favorite prima don
na. It is rather a small aimrtnient, but
fitted up prettily iu blue and crimson,
while the music piled on her chosen Stein
way upright piano is proof that an artist's
labors are never ending. As the beautiful
Marie came in to welcome nie.with gentle
sinidlicity of manner, he was quite as
engaging as when bclore the public. She
wore a morning dress 01 oar Drown casn
niere. made in princess style, and with
out other trimmings than a band of bright
embroidery which coming up the
Ironu . extended an arounn, aooui
twelve inches above the lower
edge. A band to match appeared of
course, on the sleeves, in which lace fills
to correspond with that about the neck
gave finish. Ap elegant toilette she's made
plain except a plaiting on the lower edge,
a long sacque and blue velvet bonnet com-
pletc the outnt.
Another rich driving toilette, and one
which she sometimes wears to the opera
when only a looker ou, is of black satin
made with plain high necked basque
trimmed with fine jet passementerie. The
demi-lrained skirt tails In unbroKcn folds,
but is handsomely trimmed with jet.
Mr. J. D. Mast, formerly an Ornish
preacher, has been creatine considerable
excitement in Libcity township by his
actions. He came to the residence of Mr.
J. D. Row one day last week, and, whip-
ingout his divining-rod, asionisncu Mr.
tow that there were diamonds on his
farm, and finally located the exact position
of them, a few feet down in a spot of
ground not far from Ibis residence, and
near the main road. Mr. Row failed to be
convinced, and refused to dig at the spot
indicated, although he gave Mr- Mast per
mission to do so. Mast dug down the dis
tance indicated, and shortly after showed
to Mr. Row a substance which he called
diamond, and claimed that it was worth
$2,000. It w-as as clear as crystal, and cut
glass as readilv as a diamond would. Mr.
Row allowed Mast to take the alleged dia
mond away for, as hrsaid, "if that is a dia
mond, 1 threw up millions of dollars worth
of them when 1 dug my cellar last sum
mer." tie thinks it is a peculiar kind or
quartz, something like the crystals round
in geodes. At any rate they are so abund
ant as to be not even curiosities. Besides,
"Mast's diamonds" he was with his divin-
ing-rod located two coal-beds in this coun
ty and three in Marshall. More than that,
he has located a box or treasure on a cer
tain farm between this place and North
Liberty, which is not to be dug for except
on a certain night in next June. It is,
perhaits, hardly necessary to say that there
are lew who believe in ine vagaries 01
Mast and his divining-rod, while there are
some who have perfect faith in them.
South Uend (lnd.) Tribune.
, laaeelai em aa Aoctlow Block,
The following story about President
Lincoln is certainly characteristic: Soon
after he went to Washington he attended
the Foundry church, occupying a seat
within the alter while Bishop Simpson
preached a missionary sermon. After the
collection was taken at the close of the
sermon, and as the congregation was
about to be dismissed, an irrepressible
brother rose and proposed to be one of a
given number to raise $100 to make Presi
dent Lincoln a life director of the mission
ary society. The proiiosition was put, and
brothers A. B. and C. responded glibly.
But the inevitable pause finally came.
Pa t of the monev was wantine. . When
bishop announced "Who will take the
...iance?" the pause became slightly im
pressive. Then the long form ol Lincoln
was seen to rise, a long bony arm was ex
tended imploringly, and he said, "bishop
this is the first time I have ever been
placed upon the auction block. Please let
me pay the balance myself and take me
maHaiyDe Von Vrow It ?
Stlisfv is often called "Oyster plant-n
We wish it wasn't, for many who live far
inlnnd do not like oysters, and the name
prejudices these against one ot the great,
est delicacies of the garden. It is indeed
a choice vegetable, uut one within the
reach of every one, as It requires no more
care in cultivation than a parsnip. Its
requirements are precisely those of the
parsnip a deep, ncn sou and eariy sow-
ine of fresh seed, the seed being auite uncer
tain if not of the growth of the previous
season. Make the rows , fifteen inches
apart and sow aa soon as the soil is dry
enough to work ; the seed being long and
narrow is not sown readily in a machine,
and it is safer to sow by hand. The root
Scorzonera, or "Black Salsify." is a re
lated plant, grown in the same manner
and for the same uses: the root has a dark
er exterior. By- sonaav the flavor .of
this is preferred try both. Both are
hardy, and if desired, a part of the crop
may be left in the ground until spring, the
winter's supply 'being stored away like
other roots. Uses The roots are to be
scraped and thrown into water at once
else they turn black. They are cut into
small pieces, stewed and served with a
sauce of butter thickened with flour; they
are boiled whole until soft, then dipped
into butter and fried, or are mashed after
boiling, made into cakes which are dipped
into butter and fried. It is surprising
that so excellent a vegetable should be so
little known. American Agriculturalist.
FEASTED WITH HIS Oil FUN.
A Ksmalaa Writer reanpelled Literal
ly to Bat Hia Owi Word.
A recent libel suit in Moscow, in which
city the author of a quarto volume was
. . . 1 . . ; v
subjected to a most ignominious punisn
menu very forcibly reminds one of the in.
estimable blessings enjoyed in a country
in which the freedom of the press is a
guaranteed and established right, the
facts In the case referred to are as follows:
In the above named city a goodly-sized
book was published in vindication of the
rights of the subject. The work contained
stinging sarcasms aimed at the venality of
the officials, with many satirical and hu
morous allusions 10 DnoMiunsnu oiuer
iniquities. Even the Czar himself was
handled without gloves, his acts were fear
lessly denounced and a powertui argu
ment was adduced in behalf of the rights
of his subjects. The maladministration of
law was -net forth in strong, plain lan
guage. The book attracted general notice, but
this was bad for the author. He was ar
rested and -thrown into prison. After a
short and summary trial his production
was Dronouced a libel, and he was con
demned to "eat his own words" or sutler
the punishment of the knout. This terri
ble instrument of torture is in the shape
of a long whip or scourge, and is com
posed ot many tough thongs 01 tnica,
hard skin plaited together and enterwoven
with strands of stout wire. The crim
minal is stripped, and is flrmlv bound to
two stakes, which are sufficiently wide
apart to admit the free motion of the head.
The blows are laid upon the bare back
every stroke cutting like a knife, and soon
the victim of the scourge is a shapeless
mass of blood and flesh. One hundred
blows are equal to a death sentence. This
was the alternative of the unhappy author.
The day fixed for carrying the sentence
of the court into execution arrived. A
platform was erected in one of the public
squares in the city. Bound hand and foot.
the victim or despotic power was seated in
the center of the platform. An immense
concourse of people had gathered to wit
ness the Btrange spectacle, ine imperial
Provost, the Magistrate, the physician and
surgeon of the Czar were in attendance.
The obnoxious book had been seperated
from its bindine. and as an act of grace
the margin had been cut off- The leaves
were then rolled up- not unlike cigar light
ers. And there they were a basketful.
Now the meal began. Amid roars of
lunghter from the ignorant and degraded
populace, the provost served t'te author
leaf by leaf with his own production, put
ting the rolls of paper, one by one, into
his mouth. He slowly chewed and swal
lowed one-third of his book, when the
medical gentlemen concluded he had re
ceived into his stomach as much of the in
nutritious material as was compatible with
safety- He was then reconducted to his
cell to digest his meal. The two follow
ing days the same scene was enacted, un
til every, leaf was swallowed, and, as a
matter of fact, he was compelled to literal
ly eat his own words and feast on his own
tinea Clock Kens aa rex.
' The Asiatic gambler is the most reck
less; it seems to be his second nature, ami
he will not scruple to stake his wife, child
ren, or, at a last venture, one of his own
limbs, his life or liberty, becoming thus
the slave of his antagonist. And here I
am reminded of a fine point in law once
extant among the ancient Hindoes and
touching upon this very question. A war
rior staking his last farthing on chance,
.1 ,, . , - , -1 . 1 : 1. : i. 1.
nnaiiy put up nis iiuervy, iusiuu; wuiuu uo
bethoueht him of his beautiful wife. Luck
being still against him. she was summon
ed as a slave before her husband's antago.
nist and escaped the life of serfdom by the
adroitness of her first query: "Did my
husband lose me or himself first? For if
he played away himself be could not stake
me." There is a story of a similar case as
having occurred in an English-speaking
country. It was during the plague in Eng
land that a young captain of the king's
bodv-cuard niedged the key ot his house
against all the winnings ot his adversary
and lost. The wife's honor was saved
through the medium of a terrible avenger,
the plague, one sot of which, having ap
pcared upon her tliroat, frightened away
the winner of the kev. The story is along
one: there was a duel ; the husband waa
the cause or all this woe, the lucky games
ter was only cursed by the weird plague
prophet, "to perish in everlasting lire."
I r orney s progress.
Xot qolte a Fool.
A voune ladv was-addressed by a man
who. though agreeable to her, was disliked
by her father, who would not consent to
thuir union, and she determined to elope.
The night was fixed, the hour came, he
placed the ladder to the window and in a
few minutes she was in his arms. They
mounted a double horse, and were soon
some distance from the house. After some
time the lady broke the silence by saying:
"Well, you see what proof I have given
you of my affection ; I hope you will make
me a good nusoanu." lie was a suriy iei
low. and gruffly answered: "Perhaps I
may. and iierhaps not." She made no re
ply, but alter a silence of some minutes
she suddenly exclaimed : "Oh ! what shall
wc do? I have left my money behind me
in my room !" "Then," said he, "we must
go back and fetch it, Tbey were soon
again at the house, the ladder was again
placed, the lady remounted, while the ill-
natured lover remained below. But she
delayed to come, and so he gently called ;
'Are yon coining r" rrnen, sne looaea
out of the window and said : '-Perhaps I
may. and perhaps not ; and then shut
down the window and lett him to return
on tbe double horse alone.
BaptiatBst 1st HMwimter.
A number ot journals in New Jersey
and Ohio have betrayed grave anxiety
of mind in respect to the hardships and
penis ot baptizing in the open air in cold
weather. .' In particular the enormity of
baptizing persons in water that could
be reached only through an opening
made in the ice that covered it, ex
cites very lively emotions. It does not
seem to have occurred to these our
brethren of the press-1 what is never-
theless the authentic fact verified by
many witnesses that the suffering in tbe
cases referred to is all in the imagination
of lookers on. It seems to have been for
eotten that water under ice is warmer than
the atmosphere above tbe ice. We have
personally tested the point, and the near
est approximation to the sensations of a
warm bath in the act of baptizing, within
our experience, were felt on a cold day in
winter, in a baptistry formed by cutting
through more than a foot of ice. The
water seemed tepid. Boston Watchman.
ITS HIM WE LIVK. .
O Master, la aw walk with thaa
Ia lowly paths at ssrHoafiae; '-- ' - '-
- TaU aas thy aacrst; help aa bear '
Tha strata ot sou. tha teat of oart; , .
Ratp asa tha alow of asart to sss.s -By
ansa plsar wtanlna word t towi . .
-Taaah aw tha wayward fsat to atay. .'
Ana uMa them to tha aaaaswara way. "
O Master, let asa walk with thaa
Tha hate of awe who hide thy llaht.
TIi lias iIIsiiimI ia? snnls sIimsts .
Waonaaant raad thy jailautsata Uar.
Thedallnaasa tha maltttode
Who dlatly co that thoa art aood.
Tsacli ata thy patleaoa; still with thaa
Ia tie ttr, dearer eompeay, "
In work that kaspa faith swsat aad stronc
. la trust that trlaatpha over wrooc
In hope that stalls a ahialae- ray
Far down tha ranaraa broadanlna way,
la pas oa that only thoa aaaat alva.
With thaa, O Maatar, tot sa Uva.
A WANDERER BETUfiHED.
BT BEV. A. HAZEK, NORWICH, VT.
There are times in life when the joy of
an hour seems to overbalance years of
toil. The servant ol uod has at times
waited long, and watched carefully, lor
some particular result. He has patiently
borne "the burden and heat of the day,'.'
he has not been "weary," for he has ex
pected the reward to come in due time..
When it comes, the joy of harvest causes
the long-continued labor to be forgotten.
Sometimes a particular desired result
has been so long delayed that the servant
has ceased to expect it. He has long
prayed for it, ano the answer has not
come.- He may feel that his prayer has
been answered in some other way. But
when at last the particular request is
granted, it has come to him like "life
from the dead." The joy he feels, as such
an abandoned hope has come to pass, is a
compensation for long labor and pain, for
much toil and sorrow, a is a ioreiaste 01
the joy that awaits the faithful worker, as
he enters upon the eternal life, and learns
that no earnest work for the Master ever
fails of its accomplishment.
A boy was once for a time in a mission
school in Western India. He had a quick,
active mind. His father was regarded as
a wise man, a poet and a religious teacher
among the Hindus. Under the father's
instruction the boy became familiar with
the tenets of the sect to whieb the father
belonged, and also with the weak points
of tbe Brahmans.
The young man became a Christian and
was received to the church. After a time
he went away to another mission and was
employed as an assistant. He developed
much sKiii as a controversialist, anu was
held in high esteem by the missionary
under whose special care he was. At
length he was assigned to a sphere of
labor in connection with a man who proved
unworthy of the name of Christian.
Unknown to the supervising missionary,
this man was given to drink. The native
preacher could not get on with him at all.
He fell into doubts, and gave up his ser
vice; left all his Christian friends, and
wandered off as a go tart, or religious
teacher of the Hindus of his father's sect,
the missionary made all effort in bis pow
er to trace him, and bring him back, but
in vain. No one knew whither ne naa
Years passed. The missionary was
obliged to return home, with no expecta
tion of resuming his work in India, in
conseauence of impaired health. But he
could not forget his former assistant and
friend. Meeting a brother missionary re
turning to India, one day in London, he
mentioned to him the case, of this man ;
and gave him messages to the wanderer, if
he should ever meet nun.
Aeain years passed with no word from
the man. A few weeks since, the mission
ary who had received the message was at
tending a meeting of the church to which
this man had first belonged. For the first
time in many years he saw . this man
among the candidates for membership.
He asked to be taken back to their fellow-
shin. He told in simple words the lea-
sons why he had gone off. and the story of
bis wanocungs. tie naa neen amicteu,
and told of his sorrows. All hearts - were
moved at the recital. He said that be was
restful to eet back aeain to the fold. His
annl I, in cm 1 to taste atrain the bodv and
blood of liis Saviour. He was gladly re
ceived, and now bids fair to be once more
a useful man in the Master's service.
"The Lord knoweth them that arc His,"
even thou eh thev wander far. There is in
this little recital new ground iorconnuence
in our work. There is a fresh assurance.
that God answers prayer. In the language
of Mr. Treat: "Nothing done for Christ is
ever iosu" -
It sometimes happens that the people
who are afflicted with it mistake their own
symptoms, and miscall their own state.
They think themselves diffident, timid.
deplore their want of self-possession even.
and never dream that the trouble lies in
their inability to forget themselves.
"What courage you have!" said one
young lady to another. "I could rot have
crossed this crowded room before all these
people, as you did just now, under any
circumstances." "it did not require any
courage," replied her friend, smiling. "It
never neenrrea to me tnnt anv one wouia
notice my movements." And that is the
whole secret: it is but a nervous sense of
our own conspicuousness which niakas us
so keenly alive to the effect of our words
and acts. If we reaily believe that we are
unimportant if we feel that our fellow,
creatures have more engrossing subjects
of contemplation than ourselves wc shall
hardly be likely to suffer from any dread
of their criticisms. Besides self-conscious
ness destroys independence of thought and
action. The unfortunates who feel them
selves the center of interest and observation
will be continually adjusting their words
anu ways to suit tneir oeiioiuers.
Lather Taaa-kt by kin Wife.
Greut-soulcd Martin Luther could be
lieve and doubt against any man of his
time; in believing he could excel the au
gels, and in horrible Ihuurhts of doubting
he could aiinost mulch the devils. Ureal,
hearted men are subject to horrible tits
of faintness and despair unknown to
minds ol smaller cuIiImt. One day he tell
so low iu spirit that bis friends were
frightened at what he might say or do.
Things were going ill with the great
cause, and tne retormcr might iu 11 is
dreadful condition have uset everything.
So his mends got lnui out ot the way, say.
ing Jo themselves, "The man must lie
alone, his brain is overworked, be must be
quiet." He rested a bit. and came back
looking as sour anu gloomy as ever, itesi
- . . ...
and seclusion had not stilled the winds
nor lulled the waves. Luther was still in
a storm and judged that the good cause
was shipwrecked. I will now give you
my own version of the method adopted for
the great man's cure. He went home, but
when he came to the door nobody wel
comed him. He entered their best room.
and there sat Catherine, his wife, all dress
ed in black, weeping as from adeath in tbe
house. By her side lay a mourning cloak
such as 'ladles wear at funerals., "Ah."
says he, "Kate, what matters now Is the
child dead" .She shook her head and
said the little ones were alive, but some-
thing much worse than thai.iiad happened
Luther cried, "O,-what, has befallen us?
Tell me quick ! 1 am sad enough as it is.
Tell me quick!" "Good man." said he
"have you not not heard la it possible
that the terrible news bad not reached
your This made the reformer the more
inquisitive and ardent, and he pressed to
be told of tha cause of sorrow. -"Why,"
said Kate, "havo- y ou ' not been told that
our heavenly Father 'is dead,' and His
cause in the world is therefore overturned ?
Martin stood and looked at her. and at last
burst into such a laugh that he could not
possibly con tain, himself, but cried"Kate,
I read tlry riddle what a fool 1 am ! God
is not dead, He ever lives, but I have acted
as if He were. .Thoa bast taught me a
goou lesson." opureeon.
Tke Outlaw, YoauBa-cr. ttkeelo JUa
" Lead. '.. ' - '
When Jim Youneer was captured near
Madeiia, Minn., September 21, : 1876, he
had a bullet fired into- his face from a
needle-gun at ten paces' distance. The
ball smashed the rieht half of the upper
jaw, and lodged in the muscles in the back
part or the throat. There it has been ever
since till last week, when the Stewart of the
Minnesota state prison hospital undertook
to loosen and remove it. An incision was
made by the surgeon, and two days after,
at Younger's request, the Stewart began to
separate the muscles from the ragged bul
let, and after working at intervals for two
days he removed the battered and twisted
piece of lead from the- place where it had
been for two years and a half. The con
vict was in a fair way to die, but he is
now likely to recover.
. "' Hoar Cholera.
E. R. Moody, a prominent breeder of
Kentucky, writes to the Indiana Farmer as
follows concerning his treatment of hogs:
Mr stock has been bred bv me for twenty
years, without losing one by cholera. My
mode or treatment is simply to furnish
clean, well ventilated quarters, fresh 'run
ning water, plenty of green food in sum
mer, a dense forest for range in winter.
My principal food is soaked corn, with rye
and corn-meal slops, slightly soured. Give
sulphur twice a week; stone coal, salt and
ashes are kept in the lots. I have thought
that I could take many hogs sick with
cholera, that otherwise would die, and
feed the disease out of them with sour
slops and sulphur. This is the only rem.
edv I ever used, and it always Droved
effectual, and I have had a number of sick
hogs. , .
One of the most ruinous habits of the
Russian peasants is displayed at marriage
calebrations. A peasant, to celebrate the
marriage or his son, procures twenty-nve
gallons of whisky, to get money for which
he sells his horse, cow, or pig, and is ready
to become a pauper.' He cannot resist the
practice, for custom requires that the
population of the villiage, men, women
and children, must get drunk.
Five prisoners were discharged from the
W. M. Rogers, engineer at tbe asylum
for the insane, has resigned.
Mrs. Tuttle. a pioneer lady of Clark
county, died Friday, aged 81 years.
The Cincinnati democratic convention
Saturday nominated Colonel Len. A- Har
ris for mayor. : ,
A drunken man named Timothy CahilL
of Georgetown, was drowned at Manches
ter Friday night.
Riley Finney, a four year man from
Gallia county, has been pardoned from the
Some liberal and enterprising citizens
propose to erect several fine fountains on
the Columbus fair grounds.
The library at the penitentiary contains
3,800 volumes, and over 1,400 volumes are
now out among the convicts being read.
Mr. William H. H. Irwin, of Greenfield.
was killed as he lay in an epileptic fit on
the car track, the engine striking and
mangling nun ternbiy, f Tiaay morning.
A connle of foot-nads wavlaid and rob
bed a student named C. Miller, near the
college, Springfield, Friday night, getting
his gold watch and chain and $60 in
money. . .
The Akron Stoneware company, capi
tal stock $13,000, in shares of $50 each, by
Henry A. Gibbs and -others, have filed a
certificate of incorporation with the secre
tary of state. - , .
The auditor of state paid to Frederick
Eversmun, of Toledo, $30,914, being the
amount of the special appropriation for
the discharge of the tent contract for the
The coroner in the Edgar abortion case
at Springfield rendered a verdict of death
by abortion, caused by instruments and
medicine by Drs. Allen and Porter, with
criminal intent The two were held for
The Dodds bill to permit women to be
come notaries public has passed both
houses, and is now a law. Ihe author or
this bill is a bachelor, and that accounts
for it. Women can now swear their hus
bands, and it may become embarrassing,
Because Oberlin judiciously sent a man
down and walked away with Ottcrbein in
the contest at ' VVestervilte, some level
headed student appropriately draped the
latter institution in mourning. Some of
the good people considered it a reflection,
but it isn't. ,
The parties who have been looking af
ter the interests of the Miami Valley and
Columbus railway project, express them
selves as highly gratified with the results
of their labor. They have opened stock
subscript books, and will be very much
disappointed if the required amount ($75,
000) is not soon made up.
President Haye's war horse, ' "Old
Whitey."died in Fremont Thursday night
of spinal meningitis. . He entered active
service in 1863, and was the hero of 30 bat
tles, principally in Virginia. When in the
army he was a very spirited animal. He
was '28 years old, and is now buried on tbe
president's grounds, beside "Old Ned," an
old family favorite. ....
In the Guersey common pleas court
Wednesday Peter Haas, a liquor dealer,
was arranged for violation of the law, and
fined $75 and costs, and two cases of Bell
ing liquor to a minor, in which he was
fined $35 in each. Thomas Gardiner, an
other dealer, was also fined $50 for viola
tion of the law. Botn men were jailed in
default of payment of tines and costs.
The citizens of Akron seem to be jiccu-
harlv afflicted. Last Wednesday occurred
the 14th and 15th elopement cases in thai
town within the past year. These cases
were, the wife of James March, a miller,
and the wife of G. W. Andrews, a grocer.
The latter is charged by her neglected
husband with various attempts on his lite,
even. Tbe first named is chaired with
eloping with one Joe Lehman, and Mr.
Andrews with her cousin.
One of the laxly employes ut the Long
view asylum who had frequently partici
pated in the exhilarating amusement of
"taking down," "ducking" and - larrup
ing" the insane patients, innocently swears
before the investigating committee-that
she and others never thought there was
any wickedness in such practices until the
newspapers said so, and raised a "fuss"
about it : then they "just quit." Score one
for the wicked newspapers.
Some time ago the Sandusky conference
ot the United Brethren church made a
proposition to tbe people of Fostoria that
if they would donate $30,000 the confer
ence would build and endow a college of
learning there. A board of trustees was
c!ecte'i.iuHi canvassing committees appoin
ted, etc.. and the work of raising the $20.-
000 has been' completed. Hon. Charles
Foster,' including a donation of land for a
location wortrt J,UUU, heads the. list with
a subscription of $6,000. It is proposed
to build tne college the coming summer.
The Widow Oliver is now designated at 1 4
Ihe "Great Unmarried." - - ."-v M-i .''
... ... .': -f
v Dr. Karmarsch, the german author of, -.
the "History of Technology," is dead.' v ?
' '' ' " (' i - - .-- ft;;! t
' M. Tenaille de Yaulabelle, the French .
historian, is dead. -. ' , ' ' ' .
General Hancock is the wealthiest-officer
of the United States army. . '-
Mexico win reduce its army next month .-' '
so as. to save $4,000,000 annually. - i : .
' ' ----1 -i-t-'-r'- ft v ;- --.
A lead mine naa been most 'appropriate-. . ,
ly discovered in Bullitt county, Ky. f
Vicar General William Byrne of the !
Boston archdiocese, hi 1 seriously llL" "4.
,. The projectors of the Mount Simplon"
tunnel will begin work next tummer.' "- '
Texas is proving ' its clainV to tine"
right of being called the desperavtoistate.
' General Grant and party have arrived at .
Penang. The place is in the Strait of Ma- ? :
lacca. -. .i, - : . --.- -
Walt Whiteman will soon ; lecture i :
New ' York on the subject of Abraham
Lincoln. . . . - ..
At Powhar, in Austria, the. petroleum .
well lately discovered now yields 2,000
gallons daily. -i . v- .
The Rev. Dr. Cuyler says that Ihe flf h :
and eighth commandment are "peculiarly - '
good timber." - "
. Recruits for tbe British army no longer -receive
the traditional "queen's shilling" .
Ttorfie.n'a rnmpt ia viftihfo in tha vpatttrn " - 1
sky with a good telescope of three or four
incnea aperture. - ?
' Governor Marks, of Tennessee, has' set "
an example of economy by relinquishing -$1,000
of his salary. .;'...
Butler has had a man named Frederick ' -Weirich
arrested for attempting tp black- y ..
mail him out of $100. . ' .;
' Contaeious peri-pneumonia, - attributed
to importations of cows from Italy, has ap- -peared
in tbe southeast of France. .- -- .
Miss Clara Louise Kelloee has aereed
lo be in London bv the 14th of May.-1879 . -
and sing at her Majesty's Theatre, - j. 1 .
" Prentice, a brother of the famous parse-'
rapher, poet and punster, is living la V.'
Washington, aCthe age of tbreescore.-.-tt t .
The Spanish Don Carlos is enraged hi
writing a history of his unsuccessful cam- .
paign against his cousin, King Alfonso. . -,
Eugenie sent young Napoleon to- South ' -i -
Africa to get him away from low com-. ;
pany. in which he had been disgracing i
Burglars stole $8,000 in bonds from a .
safe in the residence of James A Bell, a
wealthy citizen of Arlington, N.- sH, "
recently. . - fc. . .
Patrick Gorman, of Ottawa county, '
Mich., died lately. He was 110 years old. '
and his age is attested by the parish regis- -terin
The New Oi leans Picayune says that the -
best remover of weeds is an active young .
husbandman- The weeds aimed at are -widows'
King Kalakaua, of Hawaii, has knighted
Clous Speickles, of San Francisco, for hia
services in developing the resources of the
Hawaiian Islands. - :.;
Boston has a temperance reformer who
claims to have drank more liquor . then
any -other man in that city, and to have
A. Rowan & Co., booksellers and pub- .
Ushers; Joseph L. King, stock brokers,
San Francisco, have suspended. Cause,
Union and Sierra Nevada. o,: , '. ..
' If O'Leary ever peddled bibles in Chica
go, says a St. Louis newspaper, he must
have had towalk a great deal.
A very poor fellow, named William E.
Dodge, owns upward of . 200.000 acres of
pine lands in Dodge county, Ga. . . . , .
A voodoo negro doctor in Georgia, upon
being acquitted of a charge of killing a .
patient acquired additional eciat ay stat
ing that he had voodooed the jury.
K oublic subscription is to be opened in
Paris for the purpose of erecting a statue ;
to Bel-anger. Victor Hugo is the president
of the committee formed for the purpose,.
The ministry of public works at : Rome -
has introduced on tbe Italian railways tho
Philadelphia and Reading railroad locomo- ;'
live, on account of their superior tractive ".
power.' '- ' " ''"". "' " '.."
Friends of Reed, the desperado recently
killed in Fayettuville, Arkansas, amuse
themselves by riding through the town at
night and emptying their revolvers into
the houses. .
Ben Butler started in youth to become a
Baptist minister, but he could get no one
to risk being immersed by him. That '
look in his eye would upset the courage
of the stoutest convert. 1 :, ..
Ladv Elizabeth Campbell, sister of the ; -
Maruuis of Lome, is to be married next - v
month to Mr. Eustace Ralfour. The wed- T".
d ing will take place at the Duke of Argyll's '
Scottish seat, Inverary Castle. 1 ' S '
The Sunday law just made by the North
Carolinia legislature prohibits the loading
of freight -and the running of trains on
that day between sunrise and sundown.
It does not apply to mail trains.
There are not enough convicts in the
Joliet (III.) prison to meet the contracts
made lor labor by tne state, ana unless
there is an increase of crime the state will .
have to pay $190 a day to cover this want. ,
Mark Twain . lately made , a wedding- -
present in France, the gift consisting of -a
couple of logs ot fire-wood prettily 1 .
bound toeether with Dink silk and labeled : '
"The costliest thing 1 could find in Paris."
The newest bonnet flares in front: - lace . -
will be much used in Summer hats ; a new -
b rieht shade of cardinal is tbe "Prince de
Galles;" black pearls, pending close to the
lobe of the ear, are an imported earring
novelty. - ' ... - "
The Duke of Connaueht, when he went
down to the yacht to meet his Prussian
bride, gave her a frank kiss, wnicn was
loudly applauded by the crowd on shore.
Then he kissed his prospective mother-in-law,
and there were more cheers. -
His little imperial highness, the Grand '
Duke Michael Alexandrowitch, of Russia,
is, considering his age 4 months aa ex
pensive person. He has a household of
liftfwn beonle. and SI 4.000 a Tear is allow--
ed for his baby highness's table. :
BaDtain Ed O'Meaeher' Condon.' who
was incarcerated in a British prison for 11 '
years for fenianism, and released last year-,
by request of President Hayes aad Minis-,
ter Welsh, has been appointed clerk in the '
treasury department at Washington.
Reports from almost every point of the
wheat-growing region , of the west and
northwest show the winter wheat crop to
be unusually good,, its present fine condi
tion being attributed to the heavy snows
ot the past season which afforded complete
. ' TakI mar tln loaffer house of the ' Pc
sylvaoia legislature consumedJZ3,OLO
worth of stationary about $20& "worth to
each member; and the senate' $11,000, or
$320 to each - member-An investigation
has therefore been ordered to ascertain,
how the members managed to use np so
much in the 100 days to which the session
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