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Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law,
Office on Went Main Street, formerly occupied by
Tlionia 4 Harnett. June 30-m.
n. 8. THOMPSON.
GREEN & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law,
M ill prarti- in alt the rarfti roirta of Maury
nl adjoining counties. bpect.i attention Riv
en ff CoHn'MODS.
J- U. BOND,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in Maury and adjoining counties,
C. W. VITHERSPOON,
Attorney at Law,
ViU ntttil with rrnmptnena to all T.fjral Biipiuttui
'ntrimrei: to hf rare in Maury ami Mrlj.,inl nc c nn
ttn. s rirt attention to rollnction ami aetttements
w ,.fti, U hittliorne Block. jan.3S-Ij.
P. H. SQUTHALL, JR.,
Attorney at Law,
Up-f ml stt-iiiioii gien to collect Inns
" nitttiontr ri'x-k.
lune .K. Ii7fc.
J. B. MURPHY.
LOONEY & SYKES,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancey,
V. P. HOWELL,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
tp-ial attention Kirrn to the collection of cli mm.
Office: Whilthorae Block. jinKr
W. C. TAYLOR,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
thorne Blix k.
A. C. HICKET.
T. M. JONES, J a.
JONE & HICKEY,
Attorneys at Law
Solicitors in Chancery,
lulu mlii. Tennessee.
Will prartii-e in the Courts of Maurr and Uirkman
i cumins. rumcf:-n mttnorne Block,
avg. 11-76 It.
OGKRGK C. TAYLOR.
R. II. SANSOM,
TAYLOR & SANSOBT,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
Will rartl-e in Maurr and adjoining- counties,
and in the Sapreiu and Federal Courtaat Nashville
fre inl attention given to Ih. collection of claims.
rifnrc: North Main Mrcct, second door from.
Nelson House." Jan. 2th-lr.
J N. V.WRIGHT.
J. V. DEW.
WRIGHT & DEW,
Attorney at Law,
Solicitor in Chancery.
.iflW Whittuorue ftlock o ataira.
Mj s l7li.
A. M. HI 'ill K."'.
A. M. IirCHKH. Jk.
A. M. HUGHES & SON.,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
ill pirirf hi th
iiphihI rfJTnt Courtfl At Niwh-
iH. 1 h ntri .Ht Attention mill tt civfn In ml
t-nint" pwtritl ti their -ir. OnV- Honth Hide
W mwt Main Strcrt, ?d door from th yqr.
J. V. M'KIACK,
TT0RKV 1D (OlSKLL0R AT LAW,
W ill an trirt ptfnntton to nil t'Uinn rnti nitfi
If htm. in nv vf lUt teurtM Maury. Wjiljarorion
n't itninln2 unt ipp.
ollerlinn nnd Nt tth'iiientM of hII kindn, aHvndrd to
ith Pi inirtnpi.
A ill hold mi oftir at Nprititr Hill rrery ntunlar.
mm I'JtU l7fi.
Ji'H.N T. TICKKI!..
W. F. Tl'l'K KK.
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
Whoselale and Retail
C 10 c ers
- A X II
Nfrtri-ait Corner PnMir Sjnare.
eyPealers in Cotton and all
produce. Liberal advances made
COLUMBIA, TE N.
(ientleiurn who visit this establishment,
will always find th best artists in Columbia,
Hair Cutting, Shaving and Shampoomng
dene- in elegant style. All the Proprietor
aks is a trial.
Tiannient ratea reduce from
4,00 TO 9S.OO PER DAT.
(Small rooms $2 50 a day when called for.
Has rarnored from New York to Columbia, Ten-rem-e.
where he will, in the Inline, practice his
pre If -kI on. He ran be seen at all hours, when not
profeiwImiallT ensafred. at the offiee of !r. Towler
Nortli Slain street, Colunil.U, Tenn. Not. 17-?-ly
PURE BRD POULTRY.
A FECI A LTV.
I lie iindrr.iKiied oBera fT aale a few very tin
Cockerel. .. theahOTe Tarleliea. Nlock dlrertly Irotn
V. II. Ti'dk. AIi a few ery a.'O.i lucbt aad
.1.1 k Brnlinia Corkerela. Kkk. fur lietrbiiiK in aea
ilt, froai all of tlie alxive Tarietin. Mr owla are
kepr in irte jr.r lS.'a nd breii pure, i'lii.i rraa
viial'l and aatiAlacilori truarantee!.
A. A. I.IPfM'O.nil.
-ft.T. 7-ly. ColuniMa, Tenn.
By ALFRED S. HOESLEY.
THE LARGEST FIBE SURPLUS OF -ANY COMPANY
Manager: JOHN H. McLAREN, Esq., at Liverrool.
TOT A T, ASSETS,
TOTAL ASSETS IN THE UMTED SSTATrVS, 2,448,414 53
SET KIKJS SUKPLUS A rTtll DhDUCTINU LIABILITIES OF EVERY
LOSSES PAID SINCE ORGANIZATION f.. 32,301,776.69
Annual Statement, 'January 1876.1
SUMMARY OF ASSETS:
Cash in Bank of Liverpool and other Banks $ 846,099 42
Balances in hands of Agents, at Branch Offices, and in course of transmission 305,854 73
Cash in Principal Offices : ; 830 8 5
Real Ks'ate Owned by Company (tie encumbrance) 1,113,554 71
British, Indian and Colonial Stocks, Shares and Bonds owned by Company
(market value $7,488,09.5f) 7,047,331 78
United States Bonds (murker value $1,828,843.50) , 1,720,218 70
Stock and Bonds of Corporations and t'ilies held as security for cash actually
loaned (market value $7,047,532.89) 5,846,403 28
Loans on Bonds and Mortgage 'first liens on $939,973.02) 341,573 02
Other Secured Loans, acrued Interest (since
am til it r.r or l.la blllllr
Total amount of all liabilities exclusive of the undermentioned. $11,040,P89 05
Amount necesearv safely to reinsure all outstanding risks J, 646,280 00
Net Fire Surplus atmarket value, $5,811,4.81.17, less $199,321.17
not extended in Company's statement 5,312,160 00
Net Fira Income of Company. :
Dnittfl States Income. Mmg 1875,
All losses ef this department paid by us without reference to Liverpool or elsewhere.
BARBEE & CASTLEMAN, Managers Southern Department.
Office: S. K. ("or. Main & Sixth Streets, Louisville, Ky.
J. J. El. A 9f ,E9.t A Rent JOSH J. BAII.KV, Em., Hpeiw A rent
una 9-187W COLUMBIA. 'V KN'N'
NEW HOUSE !
THE LARGEST STOCK IN THE CITY OF
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Old Domestic Whiskies, French Brandies, and Imported Wines and Liquors.
86T"Special inducement? offered to.Mercbants in w ant of Supplies. I h e a full
stock of Buist's Briggs Bro., and Ferries' New Garden Seeds, which wil be fur
nished to .the trade at wholesale rates. Call and Examine Stock an?Prices.
We have in stock a first-class assortment of
Also Harness from
sHUJi.OO to S-SIOO.OO
Our work is first-class; the prices lower
than the same kind of work can be bought
north of Columbia.
June 20. $7-lv. Kl'HN & TtfKPIN
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES,
All of the best Italian Marble.
Also, I bare the Jatest styles of Designs.
C All work as cheap a au be done else
There. Manufactory on West Main street,
tear the liistitnte. mh28yl
FIRST NATIONAL BMK,
Of t'alamhla, Tenn.
Does a Oeneral Banking and
J. It. TOWLCR, rmldfil,
Lit It S KH1EKS0N. Caabier.
PORTER BRYAN & ALFORD,
Wboleusle Prnlera iu
TOBACCO and CIGARS
Trcprietora ef lh Celebrated
PORTER RIFLE" CIGAR,
r awllr Mwar. KAKHVIUE,
T. A. HARRIS,
U. S. COMMISSIONER.
Mr. PLKASANT, TKNN.
Will be in Columbia every Monday. Bus
iness .connected with this office left with A.
M. Hughes, Jr., or at his office, will receive
prompt attention. -t
EUGINER. SMITH, M. D.,
Office at Masonic Hall.
Frcm 8 to 9 am.; and from
7 p. ni.
1 to 3 p. in., and
V A L
OF LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND.
paid), and admissible Assets 777,562 57
anil r( Fire arpl an.
1,7S 4 4t.7S
Cor. Main and Mechanic Streets.
Mai'k These Facts.
The Telimony of the Who'e World.
, "I had no appetite; liolloway's Fills give
rae a hearty one.
"Your Pills are marvelous."
"I send for another box, and keep them in
"Dr. Holloway has cured my headache that
"I gave one of your Pilis to niy babe for
cholera morbus. The dear little thing is now
"My nausea of a morning is now cured."
"Your box of Holloway's Ointment cured
me of noises in the head. I rubbed some of
your Ointment behind the ears, and the
noise has Ictt.
"Send me two boxes: I want one for a poor
I enclose a dollar; vour price is 2o cents.
but the medicine to me is worth a dollar.
"Send me five boxes of your pills."
".Let me nave tnree boxes ot I'Uls by re
turn mail, for Chills and Fever."
I have over 200 such testimonials as these.
but want ot space compels me to conclude,
For Cutaneous Disorders.
And all eruptions of the skin, this Ointment
is most invaluable. It does not heal exter
nally alone, but penetrates with the most
searching ell'ects to the very root of the
II OLLO WAY'S PILLS.
Invariably cure the following diseases
Disorder of the Kidneys.
In all diseases aflecttng these organs,
"hcther they secret too much or too little
water; or whether they be afflicted with
stone ot gravel, or with aches and pains set
tled in the loins or over the regions of the
kindnevs, these Pills should betaken accord
ine to the printed directions, and Ilie Oint
ment should be well rubbed into the smalt
of the back at bed time. This treatment
will give almost immediate relief when all
other means have failed.
For Stomachs Out of Order.
No medicines will so effectually improve
the tones of the stomach aa these Pills; they
remove all acidity occasioned either by in
temperance or improper diet. They reach
the liver and reduce it to a healthy action ;
they are wonderfully efficacious in cases of
all disorders of the Liver and stomach.
HOLLOWAY'S PILLS are the bestknown
in the world for the following diseases :
Ague, Asthma, Bilious Complaints, Blotches
on the Skin, Consumption of the
Bowels, Consumption, Debility, Drop
sy, Dysentery, Erysipelas, Female Ir
regularities, Fevers of all kinds, Fits, Gout,
Headache, Indigestion, Inflammation, Jaun
dice, Liver Complaints, Lumbago, Piles,
Rheumatism, Retention of urine, Scrofula or
King's Evil, Sore Throats, Stone and Gravel,
Tie-Doulourcx, Tumors, Ulcers, Worms of
all kinds, Weakness from any cause, etc.
None are genuine unless the signature of
J. IlAYlKK'K, as agent for the United States,
surrounds each box of Pills, and Ointment.
A handsome reward will be given to any one
rendering such information as may lead to
the detection of any party or parties coun
terfeiting the medicines or vending the same,
Sold at the manufactory of Professor
Holloway & Co., New York, and by all
respectable druggists and dealers in medi
cinrs throughout the civilized world, in boxe
at 25 cents, 62 centa and $1 each.
jttTbere is considerable saving by takin
the largest sizes.
N. B. Directions for the guidance of pa
tients in every disorder are affixed to each
Offlre, IIS Liberty Street, SfW T ork.
X 87 V .
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clay atreet, New 4 oik. continue iheir authorized
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temporaneous history, and contain masterly criti
cisms on all tnat is fresh aad Taluahle in literatnre,
as well ss a anmniary of the tnnrapha or science and
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a thoronahr.ese and ability nowhere else to be found.
Blackwood's Magasina ia famous for si ones, eeaaya.
anil sketches of the highest literary merit.
TKHHK , rlwatlaaT foaiaa- parable strnt
Iv in advance Kor any one Review, four dollara
per annum ; lor any two Reviews, seven dollara; for
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twelve dollara; for Blackwood's Maaaaine. four
dolhira; t..r Blackwood and one Review. seven dol
lars: for Blackwood and two heviewa, ten collars;
for Hlackwood and three Reviews, thirleea dollara;
for BlackwoiMl and toe four Reviews fifteen d.l are.
'i. as. A discount of twenty per ceut. ill be
allowed to el! of four or more pel eons. Thus:
lour copies of Blackw ood or ot one Review will be
seal to one address for twelve dollara and eiuhty
cents, fonr copies of the I nir Reviews and Black
wood for forty -eight dollars, and so on.
Pkikiihi.-New snicrilrs (applying early) for
the year 177 may have, witi out chirge. tneonmlieia
for the last nuarter of 1S76 of such teriodiealsaa they
may suhscrilie for.
Neither premiums to anlecritx-ra nor discount to
cIuIhi can tie allowed unless the money is r milted
direct to the pdMishere. No premiums given t cluta.
t'ircnlnrs wit I further particulars may le had on
The Leonard Scott Publishing Co.,
4 liimrclau IStrttt, .Veto IrA"
Judgment-oi the People.
During the past eight yean the public hare care
fully observed the wondertul curia aeenmplished
by Allrtt'H StrenfjtUening Cordial.
From its usu many an afflicted auiferar has been
restored to perfect health alter baring expended a
small fortune in procuring medical advice and ob
taining poisonous mineral meaicines.
Its medical properties are alterati vi
and diuretic. There ia nrt disease
terati ve. tonic, rolveut
system for wnich Allen's Strengthening
Ui Uinrwmi in i uc uutu.u
Ji f .V.. K..m.n
Voralnl cannot be used with periect aalety
Aliens Strengthening Cordial
It will eradicate from the rystem every taint of
M-rofuIaand .Srralnlouii Humor, it na permanently
rtirei tboiimnda of helpless cses where all other
known remedies tailed.
Alb's Strengthening Cordia
Is the great blood purifier, cires Syphilis, and re
moves, t implea and Humors on the face
ReaFon should teach us that a blotchy, rough or
pimpled skin depends entirely upon an internal
cause, and no outward application can ever cure the
Tumors, Ulcers, or Old Sores
Are caused hj to Impure state of the blood : cleanse
the blood thoroughly with Allett'm Strength
ening Cordial and the complaints will disap
Allen'm Strengthening Cordial cures
Constipation, Dyspepsia, Faint Dess of tomarh. It
is not a stimulating Bitters which creates a fictitious
appetite, hut a gentle Tonic, which assists nature to
lee lore tne stomach to a neajiny action no person
suRetine with Sour Stomach, Headache, CostiveHess,
Palpitation of the Heart, Indigestion, Low Spirit,
etc., can take three doses without rdlel.
Allen's Strengthening Cordial cures
Fenale weakness; it acts directly upon the causes of
these complaints, invigorates and strengthens the
wnole system, acta Uon tne aecreuve organs ana
Allen'm Strengthening Cordial has
never failed to cure mercurial diseases, pain iu the
hones, as it removes Irom tne system tne producing
cause. Salt Kbeura and scald Mead reaiuy yiela to
the great alterative ellecta ol this medicine.
Allen'm Strenathenina Cordial has
never been known to i ail n giving Immediate relief
in all diseases of the Kidneys nnd Urinary ortrana.
This medicine challenges the most profound atten
tion of the medical faculty, many of whom are pre
scribing It to their patients.
Allen'm Strenathenina i'ortlial acts
as delightfully ou the tender babe, the most delicate
la I y, and lnnrm old age, as en ine&aong man ; im
parting health and vigor to the nerves and brain,
blood-vessels, heart and liver, vt nen taaen you
can feel its life-giving power course through every
aitery, destroying all diseases in the Mood and giv
ing health, elasticity and strength te the whole or
Allen's Strengthening Cordial is ao.
knowledged by all tlasaes of people to be the beet
and most reliable blood purifier in the world. It ia
a never failing: remedy and can be relied upon. How
many thousands upon thousands have been snatched
as it were from the brink of the grave by its miracu
lous power. Who wtil sutler lrom Liver complaints,
Dyspepsia, Disease of the Stomach, Kidneys, Bowels,
or Bladder when such a great remed y is within reach.
Volumes might be filled with proof from all parts
of the civilized world to preve that no remedy hat.
ever been discoveral in the whole history of medi
cine that acts so promptly. Even in tha worst cases
of Scrofula a good appetite, complete dfgettion.
strength and a disposition for exercise, are sure to
follow its use. it the bowels are costive, or neaa
ache accompanies the disease, the use of Allen's
Liver Pills will remove it. Over eight years' experi
ence and the increasing popularity of Allen's medi
cines are conclusive prooi.
Price 91.00 per bottle, or six bottles lor uu. it
your druggist or store- keeper does not have it, we
will forward half dozen to any address on receipt
ot the price.
Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.,
St. Joseph, Mo.
For sale by ail Druggists.
THE ORIG IXA li Ai GESV1XE
PREFAB A TIOX.
The reputation of this Medicine is now so well es
tablished that liberal minded men in the medical
profession throughout the Union recommend it to
their iiatlents aa the very best of all remedies for
. . . . i . -..! i it; i
I lies, nuirareui m inc ihuh puiuiui canes 01 run
have been cured by its use in a very short time.
No medicine has ever obtained a higher or more
deserving reputation than Allen's I lie ointment.
Allen's Pile Ointment is a remedy of universal
usefulness whenever an oil cerate salve ointment or
embrocation is reuiiired. in cases of Burns. Scalds,
Blisters. SDrains. cruises. Abrasions. Cuts. Ulcers,
(alt Kheum, letter, rczema. King Worm, Barber's
Itch, Frosted Limbs, Chilblaftis, Chapped Skin
rever nnsiers, Jea co es, core reel, cumoas.
esetable Poisoning. Bites of Insects, etc.
There is no known remedy that gives such lasting
relief as Allen's Pile Ointment. It is a new, de
lightful and wonderful remedy, designed and war
ranted to supersede all other Ointments yet dis-
Alien's 1 ue ointment is entirety ainerent iroui
any other Ointment in the whole world perfectly
harmless for the infant or aged ; it Is coolnig and
grateful to the burning brow, throbbing temples and
feTer-parched system ; it will banish pain and allay
innammaiion more rapiuiv man any curative com'
nound in this or in any other country-
Price 60 centa a box. or six boxes for 2 CO. If
ygnrJruggist or store-keeper doe not have it, we
irard hall dozen to any address on receipt
Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE GO.,
?T. JostrH, Mo.
For sale by all Druggists.
Ms Liver Pills.
reifect.lv tasteless, elegantly coated. For the
cure ot aU disorders of the Stomach. Liver, Bowels,
Kidneys, Bladder, Nervous Diseases. Headache,
Constipation, Costlveness, Indigestion. Dyspepsia,
and all Bilious Diseases, such as Constipation, In
ward Piles, rul nrss of Blood to the Head, Acidity
of the Stomach, Nausea, Heartburn, Disgust for
Food. Fullness or Weight in the Stomach, Mour
Eructations, Sinking or Fluttering at the Pit of the
Stomach, Swimming ot toe Heart, tiumett ana iii
ficult Breathing. Fluttering at the Heart, Choking
or Bunocating srnsa'ioos wnen in a lying posture,
Iimne.-sof Vision. Dots or tvehe before the Merit,
Fever or dull pain in the Head, Difficulty of Per-
iration, Yellowness ot tne mid ana eyes, rain tn
e Side, Chest, Limbs, and Sudden Flushes ef
Heat Burning of the Flesh, etc
ytlteu'M II ifr 1'illn may always be relied
on as a safe and eflectuaj remedy, and may be taken
by both sexes at all times with benehciat results.
By their use tne weag are maae strong rnsires
after eating, inward Weakness, Languor, Want of
A pnetiie, are at once removed by a dose or two of
these Pills. Thousands of pessons who have used
these Pills we have yet to hear the Bret complaint
from one who has tried them. They always give
ALLEN'S LIVER PILLS
Regulate the orgass of the system, restoring func
tional harmony and securing the secretion ot the
proper const l men i sol each organ, iiy ineT action
the liver secretes its allotted proportion of bile the
lungs carbon, the sain sweat, the Kidneys unne,
etc., and are always reliable aa a purgative.
The aged, ana persona suinected to constipation.
Paralysis, and weatne-s ol
the Bowels. Kidneys
and Bladder, etc., that have to resort to Injections,
by taking two or three ol Allen't Liver Pills, will
enjoy natural discharges, and by the occasional use
of them have regular operations In tbe-e cases
their strengthening and nutritious principles are
exhibited ; every aose win aaa new strength to the
Bowels, Liver, Kidneys, etc., that may be worn or
dep'eted by age.
In these Pills, a want that science has ever failed
to supply ia secured and thta is a thorough purga
tive that can lie given in safety in rases of eruptive
fevers, as Small-pox, Erysipelas, Yellow Fever,
Scarlet and Typhoid Feveis. When the Mucous
Membrane becomes ulcerated, these Pills act thor
oughly, yet heal ulcerated and excoriated parts.
1 bey are made from ext arts from new ingredients
- entirely vegetable, superior in every respect to the
ordinary powders and substances of the common
advertised Pills, and have a safe, certain and uni
Price 25 cents a box, or six boxes for 11.25. II
vnur druggist or store-keeper does not have tbetn.
are will forward half a doz-n boxes to any address
on receipt of the price. Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.
St. Joseth, Mo.
ALLEN S FILE OINTMENT
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1877.
F0BTT TS1CS BEFOBB TDK FOBLIC
DR. C. M?LANE'S
FOR THK CURB OF
Hepatitis, or Liver Complaint,
pvsrErsiA and sicrr. iibadaciie.
Symptoms of a Diseased Liver.
P AIN in the right side.under the edge
of the ribs, increases on pressure ;
sometimes the pain is in the left side ;
I . . .1 a- 1.
I . CArtl PTI TYl fC I llf n3 I T1 1 S T I T ItVlftaf
the shoulder-blade, and it frequently
extends to the top of the shoulder, and
is sometimes mistaken tor a rheuma
tism in the arm. The stomach is afTect
ed with loss of appetite and sickness ;
the bowels in general are costive,
sometimes alternative with lax ; the
head is troubled with pain, accompan
ied with a dull, heavy sensation in the
back part. There is generally a con
siderable loss of memory, accompan
ied with a painful sensation of having
left undone something which ought to
have been done. A slight, dry cough
is sometimes an attendant. 1 he pa
tient complains of weariness and de
bility ; he is easily startled, his feet are
cold or burning, and he complains of a
prickly sensation of the skin ; hisspir
its are low ; and although he is satis
fled that exercise would be beneficial
to him, yet he can scarcely summon
up fortitude enough to try it. In fact
he distrusts every remedy. Several ol
but caes have occurred where few of
them existed, yet examination of the
body,after death, has shown the liver
to have been extensively deranged
AGUE AND FEVERS
Dr. C. Mf Lane's Liver Pills, in
cases of Ague and Fever, when
taken with Quinine, are productive of
the most happy results. No better
cathartic can be used, preparatory to,
or after taking Quinine. We would
advise all who are afflicted with this
disease toive them a fair trial
For all Bilious derangements and as
asimple purgative they areunequaled.
BEWARE Or IMITATIONS. A
The eenuine Dr. C. M?Lane's
Liver Pills are never sugar coated.
Every box has a red wax seal on
the lid. with the impression JJn
M? Lane's Liver Pills.
The genuine MVLane'6 Liver Pills
bear the signatures ot C ml L.ane.
and Fleming Bros, on the wrappers.
nInsist on your druggist or store
keeper giving you the genuine Dr. C.
Lane's Liver Pills, prepared
by Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa. q
flkbold by all respectaoie druggists
and country storekeepers generally.
To those wishing to give Da .C.MCLani's Liven
Pills a trial, we will mail post paid to any part of
the United States, one box of Pills for twenty-five
FLEMING BROS.. Pittsburg, Pa.
South Malta Street,
Board, v. "Set Day.
Carriages, bngeles) or saddle horsea fnmiahMl or
application lotus proprietor,
JAUES Is. QUEST.
E. C M DOWELL.
M DOWELL & WEBSTER,
Attorneys at Law,
A Russian Merchant's House.
When a Russian merchant becomes
rich, he builds for himself a fine house,
or buvs and Uioroutrhlv repairs the house
of some ruined noble, and spends money
freely on inlaid floors, gigantic mirrors,
malachite tables, grand pianos by the
best makers, and other articles of furni
ture made of the most costly material.
Occasionally especially on the occasion
of a marriage or a death in the family
he will give magnificent banquets, and
expend enormous sums on gigantic ster
lets, choice sturgeons, foreign fruits,
costly delicacies. But all this lavish,
ostentatious expenditure does not affect
the ordinary current of his daily life.
As you enter those gaudily-furnished
rooms you can perceive at a glance that
they are not for ordinary use. You no
tice a rigid symmetry and an indescriba
ble bareness which inevitably suggests
that the original arrangements ot the
upholsterer have never been modified or
supplemented. The truth is that by iar
the greater part of the house is used only
on state occasions. The host and his
family live down stairs in small, dirty
reoaas, furnished in a very different, and
for them more comfortable style. At
ordinary times the fine rooms are closed,
and the fine furniture carefully covered.
If you make a visile tie politeste after an
entertainment at which you have been
S resent, you will probably have some
ifficulty in gaining admission by the
front door. When you have knocked or
rung several times, some one will proba
bly come round from the back regions
and ask you what you want. Then fol
lows another long pause, and at last foot
steps are heard approaching from within.
The bolts are drawn, the door is opened,
and you are led up to a spacious drawing-
room. At the wall opposite the win
dows there is sure to be a sofa, and before
it an oval table. At each end of the
table, and at right angles to the sofa,
there will be a row of three arm-chairs.
The other chairs will be symmetrically
arranged round the room. In a few
minutes the host will appear, in his long
double-breasted black coat and well pol
ished long boots. His hair is parted in
the middle, and his beard shows no trace
of scissors or razor. After the customary
greetings have been exchanged, glasses
ot tea, with slices of lemon and preserves,
or perhaps a bottle ol champagne, are
brought in by way of refreshment. The
female members of the family you must
not expect to see, unless you are an in
timate friend : for the merchants still
retain something of that female seclusion
which was in vogue among the upper
classes before the time of Peter the
Great. The host himself will probably
be an intelligent but totally uneducated
and decidedly taciturn man. About the
weather and the crops he may talk
fluently enough, but he will net show
much inclination to go beyond these
topics. From Jiuwia, by D. Jiaeksmie
What the War means.
The New -York Times, in discussing
the declared purposes of the Kassian
government, says : "This must mean to
drive the Turks, as rulers, from Europe.
Nothing short of this wiu protect tne
Christians, now subject to Turkish
power, from the abuses of which they
complain. Russia, cannot govern the
Christian provinces through the porte,
because the porte could not, if he
wished to, govern those provinces in
any other way than that in which tbey
are now governed. The power ot the
sultan over the local authorities is a
shadow for which he may fight, hot
concerning which he could never give
any satisfactory guarantee."
Life la an eactasy night's earl y seeming. .
When day's glad moments hover o'er the brow ;
w nen an mat carea iaaes tn misty areaiaing
Transformed to gladness for the haDDV now :
Passions an wrapt, her power of tongue to utter
h nen pants tne soui uansiaung words to mold
nenjien, suuu, si irvsoer TinoDl nutter
Life is an ecstasy night-dreams unfold.
Life is an ecstasy ; as when a-weary.
The Arab bids his dromedary kneel ;
Here shall we ret, cries he, in accent cheery,
Forgetting morrow in our present weal ;
Then the long gleaming spear eagerly reizes.
mrusts it, or enjoyed, does in the gracious
With its gay pendants play the evening breezes
ecstasy I oreatnea, ana lilts the Dronzoa bands.
Life is an ecstacy Persia's dark maiden
Resting, wilb haud to cheek on chalky dlB'.
Round Osman's peak, whose treasure-dej-ths
Fades one with love to guide hia daucinc skiff.
How well she knows, with evening shadows grewing.
Homeward-'twill turn unon the silent awells t
Veiling again the cheek of richest glowing.
" nippers, u, ecstasy i to tne nnik'ning eneiis.
Life is an ecstasy ; as, when a-thirsting.
Lear meioaiea are strandeo on tbeegr;
When some loved note, upon the stillness bursting.
Tells how the absent fain would loiter near :
And in a strain that yet hath need of naming,
urges me spirit to a ramuous night.
Annuls the past a life diving proclaiming.
intautf, -iu music s heavenly right.
IT lite be sleep, O, let sleep be tinbroken t
If life be waking, who would care to sleep ?
Of what is not dost know ra-re certain token
That if I change I do not change to weep ?
I will nor Bleep n-r wake in Miss n posing ;
Days, hours and minutes keep your aimless max,
I tremble ere I ask, Com'th there a closing
To shut without my happy, golden days 7
Xcv York firming Ptttt.
A LESSON FOR HARD TIMES.
If one of the characters out of Dick
ens' novels had walked into the room, I
ceuld not have been more surprised. It
was press aay; I was very busy in my
sanctum, when I hoard the door open
and a curious ehuffline noise lollowed.
which made me look ud for a moment
iroin my paper, ii was Dut lor a mo-I
ment; I saw, as I supposed, a crippled
beggar,, shuffling his way on his knees
toward my chair. I waved him awav
with my hand "NothiDr for vou." I
said, resolutely, a little impatiently pos
sibly, and turned back to my desk,
caught up the broken thread, and wound
off the completed sentence from the edi
torial distaff. Hut the beggar was not
repelled. He answered something; with
a divided attention I could not make
out what. " Nothing for voir." I repeat
ed, somewhat more vigorously than be-
rore. ine answer was plain enough this
time; and in a tone that commanded at
tention "I am no beggar, sir."
i uau gotten to me ena r my sen
tence now. Two or three weeks atro I
had been studying the parable of the
good bamantau. Perhaps the recollec
tion of two very pious men who were in
so great a hurry to get to the temple
mar, mey couia not attend to the unfor
tunate, mav have had innip inflnonoo nn
me. I laid down my pen and went to
He was on his knees: his leers from his
Knees to nis ieet were useless aDDendasrPS.
which dragged after him and produced
the shuffling sound which first attracted
my attention. His whole bod v was dis
jointed; his arms alternately hung down
use ine wooaen arms ol a great toy, and
movea aoout in a grotesque attempt at
gesture like the toy arms when the im
age is pulled by the string fiom below.
When he spoke he wormed and twistefl
his head from siJe to side, and contorted
his face with the vigor of his endeavor,
as though the words were 6tored below
and could be brought ud out of a reluc'
tant throat only by a wrestling and in
vincible will. But his eye was clear, his
dtow nign, and nis whole lace, when in
repose, not unhandsome.
" I have got sr mething to sell. eir. and
: i - i i i ' '
ib is iiuuiuug, ei;uer.
xoen x no u ceo. ror tne nrst time a
leathern bag slung over his shoulder.
With a curious spasmodic twist he dove
into it and brought out a tin box labeled
"Prof, 's soap; warranted to take
out grease spots," etc., etc. In this as
in every motion, his arms, and hands.
aad fingers, made wild attempts before
they succeeded iu their purpose, like
those of a two or three months old babe
that had not yet come into possession of
What brought you into this condi
tion, my friend T" said I, looking down
I was born a cripple sir." he answered.
But," he added, quickly, as though he
saw some sympathy in my face and
would refuse it. "vou must not think
that I suffer, for I don't. I have no
pain ; it is only weakness ; weakness of
the spine, the doctors tell me. so that I
don't have good use of my arms, or lees.
or face. But I don't suffer. And I am
1 could hardly look in his face when he
was speating, his endeavors were so dis
tressingly labored. I rarely give to beg
gars; lor that very reason I am always
reluctant to turn away any one, from the
gamin who is sleeping the street cross
ings up who is endeavoring to eain an
honest living. I bought his patent soan
and gave him the price a quarter. He
turned to go away ; 1 should have as soon
thought ot offering charity to anv other
independent merchant ss to him, but I
stopped him with a question. It needed
nut a very little touch of sympathy to
open his heart. He told me his story.
I transcribe it here as well as 1 can. but
I am painfully aware that it loses char
acter in the transcribing :
My lather was a mechanic. I was
always, from my birth, as you see me
now. He supported me till I was twenty-eight.
But I didn't like it. I wanted
to be self-supporting."
i noted a curious feature of his lan
guage. It was that of one born in the
lower ranks, but self-educated by courses
of reading outside the literature of his
companions. I thought this at the time;
it was confirmed by a suggestive hint
" I told my father. I le laughed at me.
What can you do?' said he. I told him
that be could not alwavs support me ; he
must die some day, and he bad no money.
' The Lord will provide,' said he. But
that did not suit me. 1 resolved if I
could not have my own way I would
I here was something pathelicslly hu
morous in this picture of a man-boy of
twenty-eight running away on his knees
from a tyrannical father who despt tically
insisted on providing for him. hether
he actually did run away or not, he did
not tell me, and I did not ask h;m .
I bought this receipt for soap. At
first I hired a man to go aroui d with me
and take care of me, but that did not
pay. Then I went to a hotel, and hind
a porter to dress and undress me. In
the daytime I took care of myself."
AH this and much more for I am
compressing a long story into a short one
with labored speakibg; and labored
listening, too, for it was not always quite
easy to tell what was the word which the
corkscrew brought up. Like an old
cork, it was broken, and often came up
in fragments. " I never expected to get
married; for I never thought that any
woman whom 1 would have would have
me. Bat you know, sir, the old proverb:
' Every Jack has his own Gill ;' and I
found my Gill. And I don't believe
there is a man in New York that has got
a better wife than I have."
The pride with which he said this! and
the love that lighted up his eyes! I
could easily believe him. It must be a
rare woman that could take such a men
for her husband ; one that she must dress
and undresf to the end an she would a
nick child. I resolved at once that if
might I would know that wife.
"And don't you imagine that I am
miserable, sir," he added. '" I seem so to
you because ycu judge me from your
joint of view. But I see many a rich
mrn, and a strong mm, and I would not
exchauge with tin m. I have my advan
tages, too. Society claims a great deal
of you ; but it never claims anythiog of
me. I am independent."
uu, wise philosopher I Is there any
hy like that of a calm content?
And I enjoy life : because, don't you
see, sir, I have nothing to do but to study
how to enjoy it."
" Do you go to church?" I asked.
' Well, sir I am a member of the Bap
tist church, hut since I have moved
away from the old church and gone among
strangers, I don't go to church, for it
might create a sensation, don't you see?"
Well, yes! I did see. I imagined this
creature shuffling up the broad aisle of a
fashionable church, or even of an un
fashionable 'chapel, and thought he
showed consideration for the worshipers
and the preacher.
" There is only one thing I want," he
added. " I would like to get into a li
brary." "A library !" said I. " What could .
you do in a library ?''
" Oh, as a member, I mean, sir," said
he, "I would like to get books out to
I took down his address, and with all
the inimitable dignitvof a gentleman, he
invited me to call. Then, with an apolo
gy for having taken so much ot my lime
and an inquiry for we had exchanged
names whether l was the "historian
Abbot," he shuffled out of my door.
had hardly got to my seat and my pen in
hand, before I heard him shuffling back
again. He peered 'round the corner of
the doorway, and with that curious jack
in-the-box motion of his, held up three
fingers. "Third bell," he said, -"ring
the third bell," and he wasoff again.
And I sat down and thought ; thought
of the poor woman who began two years
ago by selling her thousand dollar piano,
and last week was found with her clothes
and furniture all pawned and her only
flannel garment, the remnant of an old
blanket, wrapped around her; thought
of that merchant who eighteen months
ago was contributing to the support ot
one of our great charities and is now de
pendent on it for bread for his family ;
and here is this cripple, without the right
use oi legs, or arms, or nana, or voice.
supporting himself and his wife, " happy
as a king," and asking charity ot no one;
and I said, 1 will leave the thread un
spun on the editorial distaff until I have
written down this lesson for hard times.
W,ELSH PLUCK AXD EXDUEAJiCE.
The Explosion att the Troedyrhlw Col
liery near Pontypridd Cymric
Hymns In Clmerlan Darkness.
It may be surprising to learn ihat the
attention ot England has teen turned
during the week from the gathering of
the armies in the east and directed to a
little hamlet in south Wales. It is not
hard to find in human nature the reason
for this. The looming war, with all its
Erobabilities gf slaughter, of desolated
omes, of widows and orphans by the
hundred thousand, had only been re
garded in the popular mind through dip
lomatic lenses. The war was still a game
of chess, but suffering brought to the
people's doors, as it were, by the aid of
newspapers, caught the sympathy of the
million. It was" the story of a disaster at
the collieries. Scores of such calamities
to the men who work away dowd in the
dark, taking their lives bv hundreds at a
time, have occurred within the last few
years in England, and the horrors of
them have arrested attention for a day or
two. lhey were stories of sudden catas
trophes; a low subterranean rumbling
heard ; a -olumn of smoke rising into the
air; the gathering of white-faced women
and children at the pit's mouth ; after
some hours the bringing forth of grimy
corpses in the cage; next day a great
funeral that shook the whole country
side with its passionate grief, and then
all over. AH over in two or three days.
But there at Pontypridd there was a
prolonged agony. The oonespondents of
the moming and evening papers poured
into London's great ear, hour by hour,
the intensity of the effort and suspense
that hunsr around the Troedvrhlw col
liery until Ixmdon could think or ppeak
of nothing else.
Ac explosion, followed by an inunda
tion, occurred ten days ago. Nine men
were imprisoned behind a column of coal
one hundred and twenty ieet thick,
which had fallen with the first shock.
There was a mystery about their fate,
but the warm hearts of the south Wales
colliers decided swiftly that if sturdy
arms could unravel that mystery ere too
late, it should be done. Work was begun
and willing hands were superabundant.
Night and day the toil was unremitting.
and so it went for a week before the first
ray cf hope was given to the toilers. As
the time rolled on the interest grew, and
London held its breath in anxiety to
learn the fate of the imprisoned or en
tombed. At length on Thursday last
sufficient progress had been made to open
communication with a group of the men
five in number, the other four having
wandered away to other parts of the
mine. Now came the awful moment.
Brave, tireless, ceaseless, and sleepless
the rescuers worked inch by inch to their
brethren in the living tomb, guided only
by their knockings from the gloom. As
the rescuers worked onward the voices of
the men in the dark could be heard
singing their Cymric hymns. Tears of
joy welled down faces black with coal
duat at the solemn sounds that told them
that God was strengthening the hearts of
their comrades to endure till they could
- THE BEfitTE.
At last a passage was made, and one
by one, weak, but still alive, the five
men were borne on brawny arms to the
light of day. This was yesterday after
noon. Hundreds of thousands all over
the land wept with joy. In London the
excitement knew no bounds. The home
secretary was questioned in the house of
commons to know if the news was
authentic; the queen telegraphed to
Wales for a confirmation ; crowds gath
ered around the newspaper bulletin ; the
papers are full of the praise of the res
cuers, the details of the rescue and the
strong endurance of the men whe were
saved. The Welsh bravery of last week
will be sung in the Eistedfodds of the
Cymri for ages. N. Y. Herald.
A Yictim of the Cnster Massacre.
A touching incident has just oocurred
in connection with the death of Lieuten
ant William Van W. Reilly, who. fell
with Custer in that terrible fight on the
Little Big Horn last year. At the time
of the battle he wore a seal ring with his
crest cut upon it, and this, together with
his clothing, his sword, his pistols, and all
his belongings, was torn from his dead
body and carried away by some one of
the foe who had helped kill him. His
mother, unable to secure his remains,
and longing for something that had been
with him to the last, tried in every way
to recover it ; she offered immense re
wards; fihe bad fac-similes of the die
made and sent to the different agencies
along the'frontier, and she wrote to all
the commanding officers in the Sioux
country, describing il, and a few days
since she received official notice from the
war department that the ring had been
found. It was taken from the finger of
one of the fiiteen hundred Cheyennea
who came in the other day for their an
nual supply of forgiveness and ammu
nition. Cincinnati Commercial.
"Her individuality " permeated with
its mixture of womanly tenderness an
statuesque classicality the scenes in
which she was interested," says a power
ful writer on the New York press. This
is a great improvement on the rolling
pin female of our course western humor.
VOL. XXII. NO. 44,
EEFORX OF JUDAISM.
Felix Adder's Oplalon
of the Liberal
yf OTprjseai 1st fsi
Professor Felix Adler's lecture yester
day was listened to by an assemblage so
large that it packed Standard hall to its
utmost capacity. 'Ihe subject of the
discussion was "Reform in the Jewish
and Christian churches." The lecturer
said : " Of all the forces in society there
is none more conservative than religion
No opinion is as strenuously maintained
as a religious opinion, no institution is so
slow to yield as a religieus institution.
How powerful, then, must be the cur
rent of liberalism when its influence is
already seen in the church and in the
synagogue in the attempt made to re
concile religion and reason, llow inter
esting is such a movement! Let us di
vide our subiect into two parts, namely :
liberal Judaism and liberal Christianity,
and let us take the former as our theme
for to-day." Beginning with the asser
tion that the liberal movement among
the Jews had begun in Germany and that
its leaders have been almost exclusively
Germans, the lectarer gave a brief and
comprehensive sketch of the rise and
progress of Jewish reform. He described
in graphic words the terrible persecutions
inflicted upon the Jews in the middle
ages, their massacres, exiles and oppres
sions, and said: "The theory of the
Christian church, carried out bv the
Christian rulers, was. that at the time of
tne crucifixion ot Ubnst the Jews lor
feited all rights to existence." Referring
to their social and political ostracism, be
added : " Nothing was left them but
the petty traffic of the pedlar or the dis-
nonoraDie caning ot the money lender.
The Jew of the middle ages has been
held up to modern chivalry as an object
of loathing. It is but a trick of the
Philistines who first deprived Samson of
his sight and then led him out to taunt
and deride him. It is most wonderful
that, with all the trials and hardships
they endured through centuries of re
lentless persecution, they preserved theii
purity unsullied. It was their religion
which enabled them to do this, and it
was this religion which made the com
mon bond that held them together, scat
tered as they were to the four corners of
the earth. The Jews walked through
history as in a dream ; war raged, em
pires fell, customs changed; but it was
nothing to them, they preserved their
iron stability and remained changeless.
At the end ot the last century, however.
a new feeling came over mankind with
the new birth of poetry, philosophy and
humanity, and the hand of fellowship
was at length extended to the Jews.
Mendlessohn, the author of Jewish re
form, began the work with his translation
of a part ot the bible into German, a
step which the rabbis were not slow to
perceive would be foUowcd by many
other innovations. The emancipation of
the Jews of ranee, brought about by
the labors of men like Abbe Gregoire
and Mirabeaa, came soon after, and the
victorious i rench armies carried Iiberte,
egalite, fraternite, into the ghettos of
Germany. Ihe services of Jewish sol
diers on the battle-field of Waterlood
and Leipsic sealed with blood the cove
nant of the new emancipation for all
timetocomt. This new state of things
changed their attitude they lived no
longer in the past as they had done in
the darker days. They began to take an
interest in the present. Great changes
were needed to bring Judaism into har
mony with the new conditions, and their
history is the history of the reform
movement." Dr. Adler referred briefly
to the salient paints in the reformation,
namely, the educational work and the
reform in public worship. He alluded
to the introduction of choirs, organs and
sermons into the synagogue, and to the
establishment of the early temples, es
pecially that of Jacobson in Ifanover,
and the Leipsic temple, of which the now
veteran Dr. Zunz was rabbi and the com
poser Meyerbeer the musical director.
He spoke next of the new legislation in
the science of Judaism, begun bv Abra
ham Geiger and his co-workers, and con
tinued : Changes were made not only
in externals, but doctrines long esteemed
fundamental were boldly challenged.
Patriotism was the lever of reform. The
Jews said, ' If we belong to the father
land, to return to Palestine were treason,
to expect the Messiah is useless' so these
ideas were abandoned. They said, 'If
we are to mingle with the world, the
dietary laws which were intended to keep
us separate and distinct must go;' so
-they were abolished. And when it was
said that these rest on the talmud, it was
answered, ' Then the talmud must go.'
Or on the bible, ' Then the bible must
go, too.' Even so important an ordi
nance as the rite of the covenant was
called in question, and other equally fun
damental points. If you ask, then, what
remained of Judaism, this remained:
First, the belief in the monotheism of
the prophets: and, second, the Messianic
mission of the Jewish people. These are
the pillars of the reform movement to
day. What these reforms did was this:
They cleared Judaism of the externals
which had grown up around it during
the dark ages of persecution, they sim
plified its doctrines, they purged its
ceremonies, they cut off many fasts and
feasts, and waged manful warfare against
superstition. They raised the moral
level ot the people. Their mission was
to emancipate religion from the thraldom
of the past, and to fix it firmly in the
present. The first they did; did they
accomplish the second? It were un
grateful to blame those who have done
so much with not doing what they could
not accomplish. We cannot deny that
the movement at present lacks magnetism
and vitality. The old leaders are pass
ing away, and their successors have not
even scholarship. True, they have hand
some temples and impressive ceremonies,
but such outward pomp is oiten tne sign
of inward decay. It is not sufficient to
cut off a few prayers here and there, and
remove a few obnoxious passages of the
Hturgy if what remains is equally re
mote. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob no
longer aroused any enthusiasm in the
breasts of the people, ana as to tne story
of the Red sea, why even the children
in the nursery have ceased to believe it.
The contrast between profession and
practice, too, ia striking. Look at the
wealthy reform Jewish merchant in his
counting house on Sunday, discoursing
on the sanctity ol the babbath, and ob
jecting to anv change in its observance.
.. . . i" r L ,.l.l 1.1:.
loreetling vne saying ui ura uiu ibuuid
that the Sabbath was made for man, and
not man for the Sabbath. Is this con
sulting the needs of the time? The
people are tired of hearing of the deeds
Of juose ana johuuh; latere are nve,
- . 1 T 1 . . I 1 '
practical questions which demand treat
ment in tnese times, as ior ourselves,
in this work, are related neither to
Judaism nor to Christianity ; for us the
time has come to unite for those urgent
practical purposes which demand our
attention." In conclusion, Dr. Adler
referred to the attacks made upon him
in the public prints, and said : "A word
to the reformers, inat tneir leading
men should join in the hue-and-cry
against us is deplorable deplorable, not
fr us but for them, as showing their
weakner-s. On what plea can they re
sist the new methods tried now to ac
complish what they have attempted and
failed to accomplish? Our sole crime is
a differtnee of conviction from theirs. I
implore them not to lessen the value of
conviction, which is tho alpha and omega
of morality, I implore them to remem
ber their years and dignity ana inevriiu
by .which they were beset when they
preached their then new doctrines but a
few years ago ! A new time has come, a
new tide has arisen, and tide ana time
are the slaves of no man." -yew iur
FACTS AM) FANCIES.
Hopeless case The full grown young
man who calls his mother his " maw.B
his father his " paw."
"Child, haven't I told you not to
stand so much before theglat ?" " Why
mother, you told me to read and reflect.
I have been reading and now I am re
flecting." A German humorist remarks that
" Baker has discovered the sources of the
Nile; they lie far to the sftuth a good
deal further to the south than he has dis
A 6Pi!8TEB lady of fifty years re
marked lately that she could go alono at
six months old. " Yes," said her hateful
half-brother, "and you have been going
ftlrtna avav nM "
The Hawkeye man says : " A gifted
contributor sends us a poem beginning
" Open the door to the children." You'd
better, if you don't want all the paint
kicked off the panels."
Why, Sammy," said a father to his
little son lately, "I didn't know that
your teacher whipped you Friday." " I
guess," replied Sammy, " if you had
been in my trowsers you d know d it."
John Adams wrote in 1777: "Gen.
Washington sets a tine example. He has
banished wine from his table, and enter
tains his friends with rum and water.
This is much to the honor of his wisdom.
his policy, and his patriotism."
' How many of you aie there?" asked
a voice from an upper window ef a sere
nading party, "l'our." was the reply.
" Divide that among you," said a voice.
as a bucket of slops fell, "like the gentle
dew of heaven on those beneath."
The hydrophobia editor f the Detroit
Post says : " The truth is, cats have
genuine hydrophobia much more fre
quently than dogs. But cats with
hvdrophobia are not damrerous likedocrs.
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A mad cat retires to the most secret dark
hole it can find, and dies there. If
molested it may bite; but it attacks no
person or animal so long as it is let alone."
A bishop latelv ordained a vounir gen
tleman as deacon, and then felt it neces
sary to send ior the clergyman who had
recommended him. " V hat may your
lordrhipwant with me?" " I wish, sir. to
speak about that young man." " What
young man, your lordship?" "The
young man, sir, whom I ordained. I
want vou to keep him in check ; I had
great difficulty, sir, in keeping him from
As a fond mother when the day is o'er,
Lads ny tna hand her little child to lieu,
Half willing, half reluctant to he led.
And leaves hia broken t)lav1hing on the fl'ior.
Still sizing at them through the tipnn door,
r.or wholly reassured ana comlorted
Rr promises of others in their strad.
Which, though more splendid may not please
him more :
So Nature deala wilh us, and takes away
Our playthings one ly one, and !y the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go.
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or Uty,
Being too full of sleep to underf tsnd
How far the unknown transcends the what we
A young married couple of Montrose
Iowa, who had lived together for some
years, concluded they would le happier
apart. Accordingly they had their
effects sold at auction and divided the pro
ceeds. Before parting to go their several
ways, the man advanced to shake hands
with his wife, but she waived him off,
saying, " Go along ; I've hud enough of
Night before last a tired, discouraged '
man ont en North Hill went home and
flung himpelf down on a lounge, and said
"he wished he were dead, dead, dead."
In two hours he was writhing in a pre
mature and unseasonable attack of
cholera morbus, and howled, and prayfd,
and sweat, and had four doctors in the
house, and drank a quart of medicine,
and had a mustard plaster smeared all
over him, and wept, and said he wasn't
half tended to, and he bflieved they
would like to Bee him die. JLiu keyc.
Here is an English public-school boy's
meditation on the subject of " Conceit:"
" Conceit is a very bad thing. Some
people are conceited about their name,
family pedigiee or anything else. This
also is conceit. Women also are mostly
coi ceited, also about their hair, eyes and
teeth, and anything else. Conceit is also
very bad. ine author oi tne aoove gem
is as much at home in the fields of vig
orous and picturesque description asm
the regions o subtle and metaphysical
analysis, as witnesseth this thrilling epi
sode on " A shipwreck " " Ticture to
yourselves the poor sailors and the men
the women and the children, also tne
passengers, clinging tontatiously to the
masts and the roaring billows!"
The Turks at Home.
There is no Turkish home-life. By
home-life, I understand the frequent
gathering togetherunder the same roof,
and in the same room, of the members
of a family, and all the influences and
attendant circumstances which such fre
quent gatherings imply. The Turkish
house cwnsists of two parts, one for men
called the selamlik, and the other for
women called the haremlik. These are
usually the two wings of the house, and
are commonly altogether separated from
each other by a central hall. Thus the
men have their part of the house and tho
woman theirs. Neither is allowed, with
out permission to enter the territory of
the other. In a Turkish house, the men
and women do not take their meals to
gether, do not sit around a table, ami
can hardly be said to feed decently. 1 1
is quite possible for men and women
who do not know the use of a fork to lie
very clean about their food, but Ihe tiso
of a fork is a great step toward cleanli
ness in eating. A Turk holding a con
siderable position in the stato will take a
handful of boiled rice from the common
dish, and after having squeezed all the
water out by working it weU in his hand,
will put the lump into the mouth of a
guest as a mark of peculiar favor. There
is a slovenliness about Turks at their
meals which is probably due to the fact
that men and women do not take their
meals together. The object of the meal
is solely to eat. Small tables, usually
without cloths, the dishes ready for
every one's fingers, and the absence f
a score of small conveniences which
every European tables furnishes, could
only be tolerated by people who get
their meals anyhow. What is said of
breakfast applies equally to the other
meals during the aay. Tho civilizing
effect upon a household of requiring all
the members to meet together, the atten
tion which has to be given to dress, and
to certain proprieties ot lile, the conver
sation which takes -place; are all so
many influences which the Turkinli house
is entirely without. The truth is that
the separation of the women from tho
men absolutely destroys every thing
worth speaking of as home life, and
causes the life of a l uric- in nis own
house to be utterly wearisome and stupid.
Cor. LotHum Times.
Relief at Fires.
The Burlington Hawkeye, speaking of
the scheme of shooting ramrods with
string attachments into the windows of
burning hotels, observes: "This is in
deed a grand idea. Tho only drawback
to its practical operation is that a terri
fied truest standing at a window shrieking
and liowling for help, would have been
very much surprised, and not greatly
tranouilled or reassured on finding him
self suddenly transfixed with a three-foot
ramrod and a coil of string. And unless
the fire department is vastly better on
the shoot than the police, the probability
is that not a window in the hotel would
have been broken, while the streete of St.
Louis would have been full of howljng
firemen and weeping citizens, pulling
iron ramrods out of each other."
A Royal Visit to the United States.
It is pretty well settled that the Prince
and Princess of Wale- leave England for
Australia in the winter of 187-9. They
will return through the United States.
The country will pay all expense, and
the royal couple will thus be able to af
fect a little economy, which their strait
ened resources very much need. Tha
prince, without being extravagant, has
now spent every farthing of the money
which was accumulated during hia mi
nority of the duchy of Cornwall rents,
and he is now running into debt. If the
queen does not assist him, he must soon
apply to parliament ; but the Australian
visit is meant to stave off the evil day.