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Damtni? little rtockmss
For restless little feet;
Wssliiiig little (aces
To keep them den and sweet ;
Hearing Bible lessons;
Teat-biue c Web ism;
- praying for tslvation
team bera.y aud schism
- - - Women's work.
Sewing on the buttons;
Soothing with kind word
Guiding clumsy BriaK?U,
And coaxing sullen cooks;
Entertaining company, . .
And reacting recnt books -Woman's
Burying out of sight -
Her own annealing smarts;
Letting tn the sunshine
On other clonded hearts ;
Binding up the wounded.
' ' And healing ( the sick ;
Bravely inarching onward, . .
Through dangers dark and thick
Leading little children.
And bleicg manhood's years;
Showing to the sinful
Bow God's forgiveness cheers;
Scattering sweet roses
Along another's path, '
Smiling by the wayside;
Content with what she hath
Letting fall her own tears.
Where only God can see.
Wiping o another's
with tender sympathy;
Learning by experience;
Teaching by example;
Teaming for the gateway, .
Golden, pearly, ample
Lastly Cometh silence,
A day of deep repose
Her locks smoothly braided.
Upon h.r breast arose;
Lashes resting gently
Upon the marble cheek;
A look of blessed peaae
Upon the forehead meek !
File bands softiy folded.
The kindly pulses still;
The Hps know no smiling.
The noble heart no thrill:
Her couch n eds no smoothing.
She craveth for no care ;
Love tenderest entreaty
Wakes no responses there. ,
Fresh grave in the vrfley -Tears,
kitter sobs, regret;
One sere solemn lesson
That life may not forget.
Faoe forever bidden.
4 net a vr.tca saith.
And woman's work is done.
MY HUSBAND'S SECOND WIFE.
My husband came tenderly to my side.
"Are you going ont this evening love? "
I looked down complacently at my dress
of pine crape, aew-aroppeu over wim tij
.1 .nrl thA trails of riink azaleas that
crht nn its folds here and there. A dia
mond bracelet encircled the one white arm,
and a little cross blazed fitfully on my
v.Vxkf t VisjH never looked better and
felt a sort of girlish pride as my eye met
tne lairy renecuun m mo uimui-.
"Come Gerald, make haste? Why, yon
haven't begun to dress yet!"
Where were my wifely instincts, that I
did not see the haggard, drawn look in his
features the fevered lipht in his eyes?
"I can't go to-night, Madeline I am not
You are never well enough to oblige
me Gerald. I am tired of being put off with
He made no answer, but dropped his
head in his hands, on the table before
Oh, come, Gerald," I urged, petulant
ly; "it is so awkward for me to go alone
He shook his head listlessly.
I thought, perhaps, you would be wil
ling to remain at home with me Made
line." "Men are 60 6elnsb," I said, plaintively;
"and I am all dressed. Claudia took a half
an bour for my hair. I dare say you will
be quieter without me -that is, if jou are
determined not to go."
No answer again.
WelL if vou choose to be sullen, I can t
help it," I said, lightly, as I turned and
went out of the room, adjusting my bouquet-holder,
the tube-rose and heliotropes
aeeming to distill incense at every motion.
Was I ht artless and cruel? Had I ceased
to love my husband? From the bottom of
my heart I belie ved that I loved him as
truly and tenderly as ever a wife did; hot I
had been so spoiled and petted all my brief,
selfish life, that the. better instincts were,
so t j speak. ntombed alive.
I went to the party, and had my fill of
adu'ation and homage, as usuaL The hours
seemed to glide away, shod with rotes, and
it was Hot until, wearifd with dancing, I
sought a momentary refage in the half
lighted tea-room, tlwt I heard words waken
ing me, as it were, lrom a dream.
I could noi well be mistaken in the name
it was scarcely common-place enough for
that They were talking- two or three bu
siness like looking gentlemen in the hall
without; and I could catch, now and then,
a fugitive woid or phrase.
Tine, enterprising young fellow r
'Great pity!" "Totally mined; so Bees
and McMorken says! ' Backless extrava
gance of his wife!"
All these vague fragments I heard; and
then some one said:
"And what is he going to do now?"
"What can he do? Poor fellow! Iam
sorry; but he should have calculated his
income and expenses better."
"Or his wife should. Oh, these womenl
they he at the bottom of all man's trou
And they laughed. Oh, how could they?
1 had yet to learn how easy it is, in this
world, to bear other people's troubles.
I rose hurriedly up, with my heart beat
- ing tumultously beneath the pink azaleas,
and went back to the limited saloon.; Mr.
Albany Moore was waiting to claim my
hand for the next dance.. "Are you ill Mrs.
" Glen? How pale!" '
"I I am not very welL I wish you would
have my carriage called, Mr. Moore."
Fcr now I thought that 'home was the
proper place lor me!
Hurried by some unaccountable impulse,
I sprang out the moment the earr.age
wheels touched the curbstone, and rushed
op to my husband's room. The door was
locked, but I could see a light shining faint
ly under the threshold. I knocked wildly
"Gerald, dear Gerald! for heavens' sake,
let me in!"
Something fell on the marble hearth
stone within, making a metalic click, and
my husband opened the door a little way. I
had never seen him look so pale before or
bo rigid, yet so determined.
"Who are you ?" he demanded, wildly.
Why can not you leave me in peace?"
"It's I, Gerald jour Madeline your
own little wife."
And I caught from his hand the pistol he
was trying to conceal in his breast its
mate lay on the marble hearth, under the
mantle and flung it out of the window.
Gerald would you have left me?"
"I would have scaped?" be cried, still
half-desirous, to all appearance, "Debt
disgrace misery her reproaches! I would
have escaped them all!"
Win lioari fell, like a. WPRTV child, on BIT
shoulder. I drew him gently to a sofa, and"
smothered him with a thousand murmured
words a thousand mute caresses! For,
had it not been all my fault!
And through the long weeks of fear that
followed I nursed him w ltn nnwavei ing care
and devotion. I had but not one thought, oe
desire to redeem myself in nis estimation,
to prove to him that I was something more
and higher tban the mere butterfly offash
ion I had hitherto 6hown myself.
Well, the March winds had howled them
selves away in their mountain fastness; the
brilliant April raindrops were dried on
bough and Epray; and the apple blossoms
were tearing their fragrant billows of pinky
bloom in the deep blue air of latter May.
TJThoi-o arc WA TIOW?
It is a picturesque little village not far
from New York, iuraished very like a mag
nified babv-house. Gerald sat in a cushion
ed easy-chair in the garden, just where he
could glance mroripu me open wmuow m
me. workir.g lusi'y with niy needle.
"What an industrious fairy it is!" he
said, smiling sadly.
Well, you see I like it It's a great
deal better than those sonatas on the pi
ano," ; - , ,
Who would ever have thought you would
make so notable a housekeeper?"
I laughed gleefully I had a child's de
ght in being praised.
" "Are you not going to Mass Delancy s
croquet party?" ht pursued.
No; what do I care for croquet parties?
Tin going to finioh your shirts, and youH
read aloud to ma."
VOL. IV. NO. 23.
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M'CONN ELSVILLE, OHIO,
; WHOLE. NO. 179.
"Madeline, I want you to answer me
What iu it T
"What have you done with your dia
T Lnl.l them Inner npn: tbev tioid several
heavy bills, besides settling halt a years rent
But Madeline, you were so proud of your
"I was once; now they would be the bit-
i j. .
terest reproach my eyes couia meet, uu,
Gerald, had I been less vain and thought
less and extra vacant
I checked myself, and a room, singing
in the perfumed depths or appie-Diossoms,
took un the dropped current of sound.
"That's right little red-breast" said my
husband half joking, "talk her down! She
hsu fnrcnttpn that our past is dead and
gone, and that we have turned over a new
page in the Book ot .existence.
"Madeline, do you know how I feel
sometimes, when I sit ana 100 at you i
"WelL I feel like a widower who has
My heart gave a little superstitions jurrp.
"Lake a widower who nas marnea again,
. Vi- T rnxi remember mv first wife
hriiiiantL tiinnohtless child, without any
idea beyond the gratification of present
whims a spoiled plaything! Well that lit
tle Madeline has vanished away into the
past somewhere; she has gone away to re
turn no more, and in her stead I behold my
. . . - . 1
second wife a thougiittui. tenaer woman,
whose watchful love surrounds me like an
atmosphere, whose character grows more
noble and develops itself into new depth
and beauty every day.r '
I was kneeling at his Bide now, with my
cheek upon his arm, and my eyes looking
And which do you love best, Gerald
the first or the second wife?"
"I think the trials and vicissitudes
fhmnoii m-hicri wa have nawud are welcome.
inAiLoA ninAA thtv Khva hrnneht me as their
harvest of fruits, the priceless treasure of
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my second wiie.
That, naa whai ClpmA answered me the
sweetest words that ever fell upon my ear
A correspondent of the Cincinnati Times
gives the following gossipy personal
sketches of leading spirits in the recent
Woman s Suffrage Convention in Wash
Mrs. Stanton. Jolly, witty, persuasive.
politic-Greeley says "unscrupulous."
Takes the world easily, never gets ruffled
or loses her temper in the least Can make
a man, politician cr editor agree with her
in all her opinions v cue raining wun ner
her quick brilliancy and half-sarcastic
arguments are so bewildering.
Susan Anthony. An embodiment 01 en
ergy and suffrage. Has a convenient habit
of totally ignoring all her past actions when
she chooses to. Is not refined- requires to
bo posted in etiquette . occasionally. Is
eood-hearted when she wants to be. The
star of her life is suffrage, and 6he knows
or cares for little else.
Paulina Davis. "Lady of the old
schooL" Is ambitions, but not particular
ly brilliant Deficient in grammar. Is ex
tremely dignified, and hates reporters be
cause they talk about her dress.
Mrs. Matilda Joslyn Gage Active, un
compromising. Better writer than speaker.
An excellent woman, but very bitter to her
Pt cebe Cozzens. - A small snip of a girl
about twenty six years of age her
father a respectable merchant in St Louis, i
Is only just getting into official circles and
feels ""set up." Very vain talks about
herself continually. Is said to be engaged
to Governor McClurg, of Missouri; but
denies it .
Isabtlla Beecher Hooker. Sister of Mrs.
Stowe. Very sweet and loveable, but
bound down by evangelical prejudices. Is
pioud of belonging to the Beecher Family.
Mrs. Charlotte Wilbour. Wife of Chas.
Wilbour, of the New York Transcript and
translator of Les Miserables. Wasa Spirit
ualist speaker before her marriage; is now
one of the shining lights of sufftage. Presi
dent of N. Y. City Suffnigo Assoeiation,
and an officer of Sorosis. Writes essays full
of glittering generalities.
Madame Anneke. Has a girls' seminary
in Milwaukee, and is a good teacher and a
Martha Wright Sister of Lucreita Mott
Has all the primness of a Quaker, and is
thoroughly gentle and amiable. Is the di
rector of the movement in Western New
Yoik, and is energetic.
Escape of Pope Pius IX from Matrimony.
It is well known that the present Pope,
Pius IX, was never married, but it is not
generally known how near he once came to
that blissful 6tate. The Eoaie correspond
ent of the Boston Traveller Fays vnat he
has the documentary proof at;d the asser
tion of the relations of a certain Miss Fos
ter, which reveal the existence of a ro
mantic incident in ihe early life of the
Count Ferretti, in days when the world had
more charms for him tbin the Church.
The reader will remember that it was just
fifty years ago last April that the present
Pope took the vows of a priest; in 1832, as
Archbishop, he was transferred from Borne
to the s-e of Iinola, and made a Cardinal in
1839. The story is as follows:
The world at large does not know that
fifty or sixty yeais ago he was engaged to
be married to a Miss Foster, the daughter
of an Irish bishop, and the sister of the
Countess de Salis, famous at that time in
Italian society, and that the young lady
and her friend waited at the altar of the
church of St Luipi de Francesi (near the
present office) for Count Mastai Ferretti to
appearand complete his marriage vows,
and they waited and waited in vain, be
cause the young Count never came. Nor
is the world aware that the explanation
given to her before her death was that his
Jesuit relations had forcibly abducted him
and sent him abroad under oath ot secresy,
which he never divulged till after be was
Pope, and that this he caused to be com
municated to her, to ease his own con
science and her broken heart.
This story will solve tie mystery which
has existed concerning his taking the vows
of the priesthood.
This material is generally looked upon as
largely resisting the action of fluids. It is
invaluable to the chemist because of this
quality, fluoric acid being the only reagent
which will attack it destructively. . It is
still true, however, that much ot the glass
in common use yields some of the ontitu
ents or its surface to solution in water, and
will lose its polish. Housewives will toil
in vain to restore brightness to the inside
of decanters and tumblers which have be
come cloudy by long use. It is not a de
posit on the surface which looks so much
like dirtiness to the eye of a careful mis
tress but a loss of substance which has
been solved away. Glass is perishable aside
from being so easily broken. It is more
easily scratched than many suppose. The
continual use of silk in wiping spectacles
will be sure to cover the lenses with min
ute scratches till they are blurred, and the
troubled wearers begins to think that bis
eyes are growing dim. To keep lenses
from being scratched requires no small care.
They should never be touched with silk,
but only with linen, or chamois-t-kin, and
this as free from dust as possible. The
more subtle effects of light aud magnetism
upon glass are exceedingly curious. Some
sort f change is induced in the atoms, with
more or less permanence. One or two
cases have been recently reported of land
scape pictures being visibly impressed on
glass surfaces after long exposure in a
bright sun. These statements remain yet
to be verified, but they tre not more singu
lar than the well-estabii.hed fact that a
magnetic current sent throng ha coin,-lying
on glass, will leave a copy of th coin on
THE VALENTINE BUSINESS.
How is Falling Off, and what it
Consists of—A Few Illustrations.
As St Valentine's day draws near, the
dealers begin to spread out their stocks to
the public, and the display is about the
same as usual, while it is very evident that
the sales are gradually, year by year, fall
ing off, and it is quite evident that the
sending of valentines will ere long go out
of fashion entirely, much to the delight ot
The entire 6ales of the comic valentines
in the country are four millions of dollars,
while the sentimental are confined to a limit
of five hundred thousand dollars. The
former retail at from one to ten cents, ard
the latter from twenty-five cents to as high
as twenty-five dollars. .
Publishers tell frequent stories of ex
pensive box valentines being ordered by
young women, which are addressed to
themselves. The recipients usually live
at boarding-houses, and request that the
tribute should arrive at dinner or supper
time, when the inmates are all assembled.
If the lady should chance to live with her
family, she contrives to invite several
friends for the expected momert who may
be duly impressed with the admiration she
The valentines for women are, this year,
much devoted to a ridicule of the woman's
rights question, as we learn by looking over
the stock. There is the "Woman's Right
to Tipple," personated by a young lady in
tunic and pantaloons, leaning against a
bar; "Woman's Bight to be a Carpenter," a
wood-sawyer, a cart-driver, a policeman, a
conductor, etc, all illustrated by appropri
ate pictures. Under the representation of
a supposed member of the Sorosis club, the
verses close thus :
"Go on, reform us naughty men;
The coxcombs cut, exalt the hen 1
LanghiBg we listen to your rants,
And glory in your tightening pants 1"
The present style of chinon and water
fall, and planchette, receive due attention.
Of a melancholy shirt-maker, the verses
"btae dreams of the lover
That new shirt will cover.
And marries him in her sleep."
A nervous woman is complimented as fol
"You'll rush with fright from a harmless bug
Which the wind has near you carried;
But yet you don't fear a good stout hug,
Nor tremble at getting marriea.
A thin lady is told;
"Shaped like a lath, fat as a match,
Ob, you'd be a glorious catch;
That is, for a doctor who wishes to see
A very good case for anatomy."
A dandv vouth is told:
Dear sir, I have duly considered your suit;
W hen to know the reeult you're inclined.
You will learn from my dear hi other's boot
The final resolve or my mind."
The mottoes on the "sentimentals" are
not particularly noveL "I cling to thee;"
"Yours till death;" "I live on love lor
thee," &c. will illustrate them. The more
pretentious often run in this wise:
"Oh 1 quickly, lov" ne, name the day
When 1 mv car uec mine;
And we to church wU mate away,
My cl arming Vaii-usme."
The excess of letters delivered in this
city on St Valentine's day is usually less
than is supposed. Last year it did not ex
ceed six thousand on the 14 hof February,
and three thousand on the 15th.
The iczrn Well at Brandon.
While on a visit to Addison County, Vt,
last Augu-1 we heard a description of the
wonderlul frozen well at Brandon; and in
order to gratify curiosity, and confirm by
the evidence of sight that of the testimony
which we had received, we made a pilgrim
age to the spot Leaving the railroad de
pot at the village and waning about nan a
mile to the wet we came to the premises
of Mr. David Trombly. The spot is about
mile from Otter Creek, and is elevated con
siderably above the bed of the stream. Mr.
Trombly dug the well in the autumn of 1858.
In answer to our inquiries he stated that he
dug through layers of gravel and clay for
nearly fifteen feet when he came to frozen
earth, through which he carried the ex
cavation nearly tvtnty-ihrte feet, when he
reached a bed of gravel in which water was
obtained. The well is nearly forty-one
feet deep, and about two feet in diameter.
The water was icy cold. Bv the aid of an
ordinary looking-gltss, casting the sun's
rays down the well, we distmcly saw the
stones forming the wall of the well near
the water, covered with ice. Seeing is be
lieving, and the partial incredulity ground
ed upon our ignorance of these phenomena
vanished before the sight of the ice and the
taste of the water. . The family told us that
during the last ten years ice had formed in
the well, so as to eiclude then! lrom the
use of the wuter from the latter part of No
vember until the middle of ApnL For
some years, they had a boy who occasion
ally descended the well and broke the ice,
but since his leaving, a few years ago, they
have been unable to use the well during
the Winter and early Spring. This con
stant freezing shows the phenomena is not
transient but is produced by some perma
nent cause. .
The Boston Natural History Society, hav
ing learned of the phenomena connected
with this welL began some explorations to
ascertain the extent of this frozen stratum.
In September, 1859. they dug a well se enty
leet southeast oi tne irozen one, passing
through layers of compact clay, fine sand,
gravel, pebbles and boulders. They found
water at a dvplh of twenty-nine feet They
encountered no frozen earth in digging this
well, although the mader side' of some of
the boulders was incrusted with a whitish
substance resembling frost The tempera
ture of the water was forty-six degrees,
while that of the open air was fifty-two de
grees, in the latter pan oi tne same
month, an excavation was commenced
seventy feet southwest of the frozen well,
and prosecuted until October 22, with
some interruptions. At the aeptn oi zj
feet a crust of frozen gravel . two inches
thick was found. At thirty-one feet in
depth they dug through a stratum of frozen
earth eight inches thick. Two feet lower
they found Ice mingled with the gravel,
and the whole frozen into a solid mass dif
ficult to penetrate with the pick. The
men were only able to dig through a foot
of this frozen mass during the day, and the
excavation was carried no farther. While
the thermometer indicated a temperature
of 62 in the open air, it descended to
38 when placed m the bottom of this
welL ' The ice encountered in this excava
tion was owing to some cause in the inte
rior of the earth, and not to the cold upon
the surface; because, although it had frozen
slightly at the surface, water remained un
frozen in holes only eighteen inches deep.
Hearth and Home.
A Smart Girl.
A pleasant story is told of a young lady
who in 1862 was a student in the Normal
University of Illinois. 8he was a good na
tured, quiet girl, a tolerable scholar exsept
in the matter of composition, utter lailure
in which branch prevented her passing an
examination. Five years were devoted to
the effort when her father, who resided at
Bloomington, died,Ieaving a small business
in the furniture line, an invalid wife and
three children to her care and support.
Instead of selling off the stock and living
on the proceeds until something should
turn up, this girl, who had failed at school,
went herself into the shop, sold off the fur
niture at retail, and when the stock ran
low, astonished her friends by going to
New Yerk and buying a larger and better
lot of furniture than was ever seen in
Bloomington; and what is more, she ld it
For seven years she naa conaucteu inat
business, and to-day she owns a store worth
$18,000. in the upper stories of which she
began her labors, and other real estate
aggregating $80,000, besides a paid-up
stock worth 20,000 more. A smart girl,
certainly, even if she did fail in one Drancu
An English journalist paid $40 for a
copy of the Marseillaise the day of its stl-nn.
SPIRIT SENSATION. The Haunted House near East St
Louis—A Child's Spirit in Blue—It
Talks, Laughs, and Cuts up Numerous
From the St. Louis Republican, Jan. 30.
East St Louis has a erituble sensation.
Not a criminal incident nor an outre acci
dent but a haunted honse. It . is not ex
actly in East St Louis, but near enough to
be easily accessible, and sufficiently pecu
liar in tie character ot its h-tuntings to ex
cite a vast amount of comment, and even
no small amount of excitement
The &).irit-possest-ed mansion is situated
on the Belleville road, a little over two
miles from East St Louis. It is a smnll
frame houte on what is known as tho Boh-b-naiux
farm. ai.d is occupied by Mr. V
B nnett and fau.il v, and is a little with
drawn from the road. It is now some time
ago since the first alleged spiritual manifes
tations occurred, but more recei.tly the
noises and voices have grown louder andj
more frequent, un il the fame thereof ha
run throughout St. Char county awl I
further. , -
The piodccing causa c.f all the com mo
Hon is said to be the spirit of a little 'girl
in blue, who or which is frequently visible
to a little girl of Mr. Benntl's family. A
curious feature of the affair is, that the op
erations of the spirit or spirits are not con
fined to the night but occur in open day.
Coats and other garments hung ou hook'
in the wall are seen suddenly to drop to
the ground, then again they they will slowly
move up again and regain their position on
the hook. Noises are heard, scratching
noises, as if a child's finger tips were being
drawn over the plaster and walls.- Disturb
ances will be heard iu the garret, but on
running up there, it is found empty and
silent A child's voice is reported to be
often heard a merry voice, suggestive of
mischievous pranks. Nay, more; it is
firmly alleged that tho voice answers ques
tionsnot difficult queries, but such m
could be answered by aay ordinary young
girt. Sometimes the oice is a faiut el tin
whisper, then again more clearly a genuine
human voice. It will keep up a dialogue
sometimes, and at others will only speak
in sentences, and be audible to particular
persons. This saucy spirit however, goes
further, and pulls the children's dresses
and distuibs furniture. On Friday, as is
reported, one of the little girls was coining
in from the well, and could Jiar.lly get
along, owing to the "way the thing was
As above indicated, one of the family, a
little girl, avers that she se:s the spirit It
is that of a little girl about 12 years of age,
dressed in a blue merino frock, with furs,
and wearing a bonnet and clonk.
Numbers of people from East St Louis
and vicinity have vicited the house, and all
come away amazed with the wonder.
Amont others, it is said Father Zabel, ol
the Catholic Institute, was called to the
house en Thursday, and expressed the
opinion that it was an evil spirit A special
reporter despatched to the scene became
unnerved, and could only furnish disjoint
ed memoranda ol his visit Yesterday CoL
Jarrolt, Mayer of Eatt St Louis, proceed
ed to the house with several other gentle
men.' They returned home convinced there
was something in it Here are some notes
of one ot the party:
Leaving the city of Illinoistowii in our
rear, we took an easterly course from the
turnpike, and soon discovered the house
occupied by a Mr. Vital Bennett The
house is one of those rural edifices which
may be seen in all farming communities
throughout the Slate of Illinois. We pa.s
ed through a narrow gate, and were soon
greeted by the fierce bark ot the faithful
watch dog, who seemed disposed to dispute
our passage. Ihe house is a small irauie
building, composed or two rooms and a
garret overhead. We were greeted at the
door by a swet little girl of twelve sum
mers, who stid, "Come in, gentlemen, and
see the spirit" Taking a seat in the neatly
furnished parlor, and fe ling ourselves at
home, we laid orr thirgs outside and hung
our outer garments on a nail. Engaged for
a moment we turned around, and our gar
ments had disappeared. What had become
oi them? No one could till; only they ar
gone. Entering into a coversation '-with
the spirit" we were told who we were,
where we came fronts and what our busi
ness was. Lut!e Hattie, the child of Mr.
Bnnett is the only person who can Fee the
wonderful specter, whom she defines as be
ing a child about 12 years of age, dressed
in a blue mvri no frock, with fur, Louuet
and cloak. Clothes, articles of furniture,
barrels of flour, and in fact every movable
object within the house has been -removed
trom its position. Doors aie opened, un
hung and removed; lights blown out are
relighted; garments on the family are re
peate' ly pulled and handled, and some
thing is awaiting a demonstration; and
Here our communication breaks off.
Such being the position of matters, no
doubt the honse will be haunted by hosts
of visitors. The family is described as a
simple, rural household, and tottlly unable
to understand the so-called manifestations
themselves. During to-day it is said quite
a large party will visit Mr. Bennett's farm
from East St Louis.
An explanation ol a haunted house can
generally be found other than that furnished
by the lovers of the marvelous and super
natural, but in the meantime the house on
the Belleville road promises to become as
famous as the house at Waterdown. . A
cnild s spirit in blue; laughing, talking,
pulling one's clothes, ra tling furniture,
blowing out -lights and relighting them
again with its pretty little fiery electric
lips. Here's a sensation that should awaken
all the curiosity ot St Louis Spiritualists,
and which beats Harper's Magazine story
all to nothing.'
We await further developments.
Human Bodies Packed in Flour Barrels.
From the Albany (N. Y.) Knickerbocker, 1st.
Considerable excitement was cieated in
front of the American Express . office, in
this city yesterday, in c nsequence of a
little circumstance that transpired relative
to the shipment of some freight It ap
pears that a cart man brought some barrels
to the freight department ot ihe Express
office, to be shipped to Ann Arbor, Micb.
WJiilo n'tempting to unload the barrels, the
head ot oue gave-out; and exposed the
body of a human being stored therein. One
of the employes of the express company
inquired what was in the barrels, but the
cart man evaded an answer. He was evi
dently aware of. what the barrels con
tained, and beeaine greatly alarmed
at what had been developed.
He at once Becured the barrels on
the cart and drove off. Suspicions were
aroused that something wrong existed,
probably that the barrels contained the re
mains of the missine Robert Harper, and
the cart man was accordingly followed. He
was traced to the office of a oertain well
known physician, when the mystery was at
once unraveled. It appears that the bodies
were those of two females, that legitimately
came into the possession of our physician,
and weie being shipped to the above place
for use as subjects for dissection. The
practice of shipping bodies in this way,
from oue point to another, we learn from
the Express people, is common, but it is
seldom that they are done up so loosely.
They are ordinarily packed in whisky bar
rels. All we can say is that the members
of our medical profession should ue more
care in this matter, and not offend decency
and shock the feelings ol a sensitive public,
ly such exhibitions of recklessness.
Wounds made with the teeth often
prove poisonous. A man in Detroit struck
another in the teeth on Christmas day, cut
ting his own knuckles thereby. The hand
swelled and became vry much inflamed,
and since then the flesh has decayed from
the wounded fingei. The diseased bone
has been scraped, but without effect and
the physicians think amputation will be
necessary, - -
Alabama has gained five thousand in
population by emigration durtsg the past
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
Advantages a Rotation of Crops.
The past year has not, on a whole, been
a satisfactory one to farmers, especially to
those engaged almost wholly in the culti
vation ot wheat oats and cereals of like
nature. It has been pretty well demon
strated that to sell wheat at eighty cents a
bushel entails an actual loss of fully twenty
five' per cent to the average farmer. As
far as corn and oats are concerned, it may
be truthfully said of those who have at all
entered largely into their cultivation, have
barely held-their own. - While the prices
of grain have thus ruled low, those of ani
mal products have been comparatively high.
This, however, would be no reason for
farmers to rush extensively into the busi
ness of stock raising; the lesson which they
received front hops ought to be sufficient
to make them refrain from -ever embarking
in similar enterprises.
But it teaohes the necessity of a rotation
crops, the advantages of which are very
oUtjous. in the arst place, there is less
exhaustion ox the sou. bingie crop- form
ins is very severe on land; a rotation has
been found to improve if. Again, rotation
brings in improving ' crops, such as clover
and hoed crops, which either . in their
growth or cultivation add largely to the
amount of crops produced on the farm.
The farmer, through this, is better pre
pared to meet the various demands in the
different markets, and is not dependent on
the success or failure of one crop for his
success or failure during the year. Aud
another great point is that with a good ro
tation the farm work is not so hurried at
any particular time, but is spread over the
whole season, doing away with the cost of
much help, which single crop farming must
necessarily incur. Detroit hret Pirss.
Horses, Working Oxen, &c.
Horses require constant attention through
the winter, us they are liable to contract
diseases when kept in dark, unclean, badly
ventilated stables, and to fall away in con
dition when not regularly fed and cleaned.
The ammonia which is so abundant in filthy
stables frequently causes inflammation of
the eyes, and sometimes total blindness, in
horses. It is a good practice to scatter
plaster over the floors of stables frequently,
for the purpose of fixing the ammonia,
which is volatile. . Every stable should be
a model of comfort, cleanliness and regu
larity. Every Improvement that ad J to
the comfort of the horse and the economy
of provender should be introduced. Work
ing oxen should be kept in good condition
throughout the winter, and should have
exercise when not at woik; close confine
ment in the stable or sheds is not good for
them. Milch cows and young stock should
be well cared for throughout the winter, for
they are entirely dependent on their own
ers for provender at this season. Vicious
oxen or cows should be separated from
other stock, and got rid of as soon as pos
Care of Swine in Winter.
According as the cold of winter increas
es, swine of all ages and sizes require in
creased attention, It is well known that
animals of every kind require more food in
ccld weather, than in that, which is mild
and open, as instead of being appropriated
for laying on fat or strengthening bone or
muscle, a large part of the provender con
sumed goes to form caloric to sustain the
heat of their bodies. Fattening hogs iu
cold weather is a difficult process unless
they are provided with warm and comfort
able pens and feeding places. It is not
good management to turn hoga out of
warm beds in snug pens, to feed in cold,
unsheltered yards. The - men who make
the most money by breeding and fredius:
swine, keep none bat tho best breeds.
manage to have the pigs come early, and
cell the hogs fat before they are a year old.
Sows with litters should be taken special
care of id cold weather, provided with
warm pens, good beds, aud nutritious food.
Sows sometimes devour their young, beiig
driven mad by indigestion. This terrible
propensity may be prevented.or cured by
civin2 the animals moist soppy food; a
mash of boiled tumirs, vrots, potatoes or
cabbage, will remove the cause cf the
Germination of Seeds.
Some curious statements have recently
been published in regard to the extent to
which the germination of seeds can be fa
cilitated by chemioal agencies, especially
by ammonia and oxalio acid. By placing
them in a saintion oi tne inner snostance,
they will bejrin to germinate within one or
two days, even after having been kept
forty years, and are then to be planted oat
in the usual way. Coffee seeds, which are
proverbially hard to start are best for
warded by placing in a covered vessel,
containitx equal parts of water and of
spirits oi sal ammoniac, at the ordinary
temperature. At the end of twelve hours,
the roots will be found to have started,
and even the yoang leaves can be discov
ered by careful inspection. In 1834, wheat
was exhibited to the German Scientific
Association raised from seed found in an
Egyptian tomb, 2,000 to 2,500 jeara eld.
This had been staked for a considerable
time in fatty oil beforeplanting. .
Feedeso Hoos Ajt Expekdcent. Pro
fessor S. Johnson, Superintendent of the
College Farm, Maine, made'an experiment
in feeding swine last fall, the result of
which was as follows : " The 15th of No
vember, four Chester pigs were weighed
and pnt in two pens, two in each. The
two in pen No. 1 weighed 93 lbs., aud have
been fed on whole curn. The two in pen
No. 2 weighed 76 Ibi, and have been fed
cn meal. Equal values of corn and meal
have been given to each, and equal quanti
ties of swilL. December 15th they were
weighed again. The two in No. 1 weighed
128 lbs., and the two in No. 2 123 Ibi. The
two fed on meal gained on the other two.
12 8s., which at 12 cents a p .und, would
amount to $1.44, which is nior than the
cost of the meal fed, and gives a net gain
over the others of 34 2-7 per cent Iu this
experiment 54 lbs. of corn equaled DO lbs.
Of meaL This month the pigs in Mo. 1
will be fed on meat and those in No. 2 on
Milxtno with Dbt Hatos. I bel eve
that much of the milk gets tainted with
noxious or bad odors before it reaches the
paiL Some persons, and hired help espe
cially, have a habit of wettiDg their fingers
with" the milk once in a while, aud then
wU ting the cow's teats, as they say, to
make them milk easier. Now this wetting
process causes much foul stuff to drop from
their hands or the teats into the pail while
milking. This is all wrong cows can be
milked as easy with dry bands as wet ones.
have been in the habit of milking cows
and although I have met with some hard
milkers that require their teats to be soft
ened in order to draw the milk, I have gen
erally found it both easier and pleasant-r
to milk with dry hands. If the teats are
dirty, the udder should be washed with
tepid water and allowed to dry before milk
ing; and if the teats are very hard and
tough to draw, the cow had better be
turned into beef, or kept to raise calves
from. ' '
Tsb New "Chcbcb oj Zion. Salt Lake
letters state that Mormon schismatics have
formed a temporary church organization,
called the ' Church of Zion," which, in its
constitution is more liberal than Brigham
Young's, although it contains many objec
tionable points' cf the old organization.
Polygamy is neither advocated nor con
demned; but the principal of tit Liug is con
tinued. Joe Smith, son of the ancient
founder of Mormonism, who is opposed to
polygamy, is to become tLe leader of the
new movement The schism appears com
plete and powerful,""and, consid ring the
encroachments of railroads and Congress,
it' is evident that the latter days of the
Latter Day Saints have come.
Wild pigeons have been so plentiful in
Maury county, Tennessee, during the past
week, that on Leiper's creek, Peter Ladd,
who is about seventy years old, and his
two sons, killed about fifteen hundred in
one night at the roost and the next night
the same party bagged one thousand.
Two things are true of farmers as a class.
But few of. them ever come to actual want
and but few ever attain to great wealth.
Probably no business affords so sure an
avenue of support, and this is no small
consideration in theie days of fluctuations.
The majority of farmers feel that farming
is perpetual slavery, because that after
hard steady work from one year's end to
the other, thfy find themselves at the end
of the year just where they started from
The price of fcirni products are high, the
farmer is economical, sells the best of eve
rything, denies himself and family, is up
early and lite, and just keeps his head above
water. We think this is a truthful picture
of the majority of farmers. A few like
John Johnson, of Geneva, New York, rie
gradually, lrom this condition to one of
abundant wealth. What makes-the 'd.flVr
ence between these two classes? We
answer that in every case the difference is
in h'wl vcork. The majority of the farmers
tread riht on in the old paths regardless
of the immense improvements that have
been made in modern agriculture, improve
meuts as important as steam in mechanics
or the loom in manufacturing. Suppose a
manufacturer, disregarding the fact of the
loom should make cloth as our grandfathers
nude it? why he could not come into com
petition at all with other manufacturers,
aud would lose ground. He would stand
in just the position that thousands of farm
ers occupy, who ignore the modern im prove
ments iu the cultivation of the soiL We
arc aware that the information neces
sary to the farmer has been locked up in
many costly volumes written in a scientific
language that the farmer did not under
stand, but this difficulty ban now been
overcome and the whole subject h.ts been
reduced into one ordinary s-iod volume,
written in the plainest and most practical
manner; it is entitled "How to Make the
Farm Pay." This volume treats of every
subjeot in which the farmer is interested.
The first chapter treats of drainage as
the foundation of all improved culture, and
gives plain, practical rules for all the opera
tions of drainage.
The second chapter treats of plowing,
showing when, where, how, and what to
The third chapter is upon manures, and
is one of the most interesting and valuable
we have ever seen; it shows just how and
where the manure goes to waste, and how
at a very trifling expense the manure can
be doubled iu quantity, quality aud value.
There are also lull directions lor the pur
chase and use of commercial fertilizers
after the most has been rsaJe of what
every farmer has at bis hand. This chap
ter, if read and its directions followed,
would surely double the wealth of every
farmer in ten years. Chanter four treats
of the purchase, use and care of all Farm
Implements. Chapter five, of the cultiva
tion of grain. Chapter six, of grasses and
hay makiuz. Chapter seven, of root crps;
and chapter eight on special crops and
the rotation of crops. This chapter gives
tne latest information on the cultivation of
cotton, rice, tobacco, flax, hemp, hops,
beets for sugar, &c, fca Chapter
nine to twelve inclusive, treat of
domestic animals, breeding, : raising.
care, management ana ieeamg,
and particularly ot all diseases of domestic
animals with plain simple remedies. No
mau who owns a single animal can afford
to be without the information contained iu
those four chapters. Chapters thirteen to
eighteen treat of the cultivation of large
and small fruits, showing how millions of
acres of profitless lands may be made to
yield large and paying crops, how every
farmer may make SZW to fbuu per acre
troni apples cr grapes." The young uwn
who read these chapters and commence
farming on these principles will not be the
noor plodders tb. ir predecessors have been.
Untold wealth is iu store for those who
c.ttrh the ideas and spirit of this
book. Chapter . nineteen treats of ' the
planning aud building of farm buildings.
Chanter twemy of Market Gardening and
Farmers' Gardens. Chapter twenty -one of
various miscellaneous items, as. fences,
farm laborers, forest trees, Jro., &.C. Chapter
tweuty-two contains ; nearly three hundred
choice receipts fot cookiBg, preserving, &c,
and the last chapter gives the symptoms
nud remedies for the ordinary diseases ol
a:id a-.'ults, with directions for pre
servii g the health, and other matters of
interest We Uiiftk we are justified in say
ing that so much imormatian of use to the
farmer is not to be had for ten time the
price anywhere, else. The book, as the
reader will notice from the description in
our paper, has one hundred and forty illus
trations; which we have neui.it time or
apace to describe.
. We say buy this book if you wish to learn
the secrets of Paying Farming. .Published
by Zeigler, McCurdy fc Co., Chicago. See
Dr. Wdlard Parker has been deprecating
overwork. He says "no man can work
faithfully for more tban four to six hours
in the twenty-four. If that time is exceed
ed all the phosphorus is carried off, and
the man becomes irritable, broaen down,
and has softening of the brain.". There is
much of the Dr.'s usual good sense iu this,
only, t iose who are familiar with his own
habits of intense aotivity will jui'ge thnt he
does not take account of his own experi
ence. These are many exceptions to be
named cf such workers as Humboldt and
Silliman, who took but four hours 6leep in
the twenty-four. . The braia in a delicate
instrument aud may be easily ruined; but
if one " only knows how to use it rightly,
aud has a strong common-seu.se presiding
over the will, a great deal can be gotten ont
of it, iu the way of work, without harm.
V ersatility is a great safeguard. I here is
such a thisg as having too many irons in
the fire; but the man who can turn his at
tention to various studies, and is not tied
to one sulject can accomplish much more
than four hours work a day. L-st any
should make excuse for improper iizineas
of habit let it be understood that there is
conkiJemble diflerence m what men call
biaiu-work. A good deal that we have ob-
6erv d never coild hurt anybody, nor make
a single hair gray. Much pattering with
books, and no small amount of pae-cover-
ing. which some folks do by the ream, are
of thi kind. To such, this dictum of Dr.
Parker need give no sort of alarm. The
phosphorus in their brain is in no danger
of giving out It is only the downright,
hard, personal thinkm", together with
anxiety of mind, which draws on the vital
powers and exhausts the nutrition, ua;-
side of that our mental operations are
mora of the nature of recreation than labor.
Indeed the mind cannot rest, utterly inact
ive, without niischieL There must be
something to eiig- 46 its attention, except
during actual' sleep. Chr siitn Union.
Pasties desiring to go to Europe," or to
send for their friends from there, will do
well to buv their tickets of F. IL McClure
& Co., 144 Clinton St , Milwaukee. General
Agents lor the Williams & Gnion First
Class Line of Steamships, running f.om
Liverpool to New York, carrying United
States Mails, and Agents for Hamburgh
Ameneau Packet Company, running lrom
Hamburgh to New York. Dealing largely
in Foreign Exchange, they i3ue drafts on
Englaii'i, Ireland, Scotland, and the princi
pal citiea ol Europe, at very low rates. Any
information iu regard to their steamship
lines will be given upon application to
Ice can be t urned in a lathe and lenses
easily formed through which the rays cr the
sun in passing will cause heat sufficient to
ignite a match. These ice lenses are so
easily made and renewed -that they have
been recommended for use for astronomi
cal purposes in countries the temperature
cf which is below that ot freezing for two
or threw months cf the year.
Three hundred locomotives were turn
ed, out finished from Patterson, N. J-,
shops last year an average of one every
The people of New Orleans want the
Chattanooga railroad completed to Texas.
"The Vallonian" is the name of a new
paper just started at Water Valley. Mis.
A French war steamer lost forty of her
crew by yellow fever at Port au Prince.
A colored lawyer has taken out a li
cense to practice law in Trov, NY.
Philadelphia has 333 Sabbath-schools
with an average attendance of S3. 792.
The Chicago Library Association mada
$100 from Anna Dickinson's lectnre.
A Charleston paper heads its fashii n
able intelligence, "Our Chignon." .
The eclipse of the sun on the 3!st ult
was partial to the northern regions.
A cotton compress in Memphis, turns
out five hundred tales per day. : . :
The London omnibnsses earrv fbrtv
millions of passengers last year.
"What htr face said' is the title of a
new novel announced in London.
There were 7,335 births, and 5,522
neatns in Boston last year.
Colambus, G.; has thirty-six lawyers
miu iony-iwo puysicians. r . ...
The Pope's table expenses rarely ex-
uecu imny cents a day.
The almond trees in and around Marys
ville, CaL, are in blossom. ,
Dandelions and Mayflowers are in
bloom in Nova Scotia.
In Kansas City intoxicating drink is
called "Beady Belief."
A new railroad town in Illinois is called
Mutton Marble, of the New York
World, is 35.
Chicago loat $56,700 by fires last
Sixteen Cardinal's hata are waiting, for
Chicago now has the original Cardiff.
An English enthusiast is soliciting
funds for an exploration of Mount Ararat,
with a view of recovering re'ics of the Ark.
Tuesday, the 1st was the coldest day
of the season at Grand Rap ds. Mioh. the
meroury standing at 10 degrees o6oi;e zero.
Of ever 6.RO0 persons confined in the
city lock-un of Pittsburgh last year, nine-teen-twentieths
were in for drunkenness..
A two headed child was recently bcrn
in Tazewell, Tenn. The "phenomenon"'
did not live, and is preserved in spirits. :
Chicago talks of going back to the
pillory and lash as a punishment for
thievery and other petty rascality.
The law prohibiting the sale of liquors
and cigars in places of amusement is being
rigidly enforced in Memphis.
One hundred and thirty M. D.'s grad-
nated at the recent commencement of Bush
Medical College in Chicago.
The Sun says infantixide is decreasing
in New York, while the found ing hospital
has an increase of business.
A man iu New York the other day,
while laughing, burst a blood vessel and
died in fifteen minutes.
New 'York has nearly one thousand
shoe clerks, whose average weekly earnings
are about filteen dollars.
The Government recently sold 8.000, -000
acres of land in Texas for unpaid taxes,
realizing only $6,000. .
At a recent RdMtxqve in Philadelphia
the Spanish throne was wheeled about tbe
stage labelled "To Let". , - .
A company of merchants ha v res ' d
to introduce the culture of irt: 01 the
Isthmus of Panama. .11
A Boston editor will R.r. issno A book
enfitled "The mysteries and miseries of a
Newspaper Life." " : '
At Belvidere, N. J., a clersryman refus
ed to marry a couple because they had only
sparked a week.
The Muscatine (Iowa) Journal sayn no
troops are to be sent to Iowa to collect rail
road bond taxes.
The CHaese in San Francisco held a
jubilee on Jan, 30, the first day of the Chi
nese new year.
The pay roll of the Chicago Fire De
partment for th month of January foots
up $15,405,38. . - i .:;
The oyster inspector of Virginia col
lected $12,000 in taxes during the month
The Indianapolis . Medical College gets
its "subjects" from Chicago for thirty dol
The new Presbyterian pper soon to
be started in Chicago will be. called "The
Great Britian has 15,223 miles of mil
way, on which has been expended $2,455.
000,000. The London Telegraph sent a report
er to Portland to describe the Peabody f u
neraL Great competition among tobacco hav
ers in Lynchburg, Virginia, and prices rule
high. . .
Two splendid camels were recently
told in San Antonio, Texas, for $300 in
A Frenchman was lately found iu a
paroxysm of tea's over the snpposed t nb
of Washington at Mount Vernon, but it
turned eut to be only the ice-house.
An industrious old man in Eastern
Connecticut whose early education was
neglected, has put out a sign announcing:
"Goin out whitewashin done in here."
A reporter was discovered in the kitch
en of Minister Thornton, "interviewing"
the cook about Prince Arthur, during his
visit at Washington, last week.
The flag of the Bed Biver insurgents
consists of three finer de lis above three
shamrocks, in a white field, with gold
fringe around the border.
Many of the people of Waterbury, Ct,
have shut off their gas and taken to kero
sene,' on account of the high prices and
poor quality of the gas. . . ,
The Court House of Macoupin county.
Illinois, cost $2,000,000. The property of
the whole county is estimated at but Utile
more thou $8,000,000.
All of the storms in New Hampshire
and Vermont this wiuter haveended in rain,
so that a sheet of ice has covered the coun
try most of the time.
The Nile has risen this year to a
greater height than on any occasion within
living memory. The dninage is ynt 200,
OOO.OOO of francs.
A St Louis paper says Lite Insurance
companies in that city require a conditi n
in the policy, - that the insured shall not
visit Chicago. ,
r- The champion jnmpist of Massachu
setts; ' one day last week, arranged seven
teen barrels in a row, and jumped from one
into the other, without stopping, through
the whole number.
The gasoline lamps in Hnntsville,
Alabama, don't work well. Oue street
lamp exploded, and a conflagration nar
A firm in West Gardiner, M., have
received an order from New York for
twenty-four thousand bat sticks for the use
of base-ball players, which they are rapidlv
Fifteen hundred tons of chalk are im
ported at Boston annually. It used to
come as baHaat and was given awav. Now
it fells at $22 per ton, and pays a duty of
$10 per ton. .
A Cincinnati pper says: "The suicide
mania which recently prevailed to such an
alarming degree has most beautiful. y
played out The coroner, in eoasequence
thereof, has become quite melancholy over
the fact" ,
Liquid ammonia, injected into the
veins, has proved a successful onre in th?
most critical eases of snake-bites. A small
syringe, with a sharp point for niakic 5 the
injection, is manufactured and sold in Mel
bourne, and few travel iu Australia without
-.Tne Epujcopaliaua hve s-vuiy-nine
churches in New .York aud JIarleai.. -
There are in New York Episcopal dio
cese 196 charchea and 200 clergymen- .
A site has at last been given to Amen
cans in Jerusalem for a Protestant chrrrcnt
The Catholic population of MassaeLu
sptts is over 35,000; churches, 175; priest,
m .' ' - - - '.'-' '
--Two of the Episcopal Churches of CM
cinnati have made all seata iree Sand, f
evenings. - -
Philadelphia has five pastors who har.,x
held th ime pulpits lor over thirty-fiva
yearteaehf, . . I : T .
- lliert jreseventycountiesinKentmoly
wMch hav- not a single organized Presby
terian Church. v- - - - - ; - -
- Tue Presbyterians report now-.nva
candidates for the ministry than eiuca the
revivals of 1853.' ' " ' -
Lafayette, Ind.; has built more first
class "hurches thiryearthan any other ci y
ia the Northwest -; , '. :
A Catholic seminary of the Order of St,
Francis is to be erected at Bock Island. 111.,
at a cost of SGO.000. : ' f ;.'--
The Holyoke (Mass.) Young Men's.
Christian Association has. voted to admit.
women to membership
The case of Esther Lyons; the Jewrsh:
convert has just been decided in the Eng t
lish courts in her favor. "
The new Presbyterian paper of Chicago
is to appear the first of February, and. haa;
nearly $30,000 to start with. - ;
The Synod of Kentneky proposes to
raise the salary of every Presbyterian min-,
ister exclusively devoted to church work to
Rev. George Pearce ii the oldest mia-,
sionarv in India. He has labored there
for . the' English Biptists, for forty-three
yeais- : : . . V .-. !.'. 1 i
Methodism in France reports 3Q min-;
isters, 146 preaohiu? places, 110 local "
preachers, 2,125 members, and 1C,600 regj-
ular hearers.. . . .
The Baptist Home Missionary Society
in its thirty-seven yeais' worV, has baptized '
60,000 persons . and organized 1,700
churches. k ,
The First African Baptist Church in '
Richmond, Va.. has a membership of 4,-
683500 having been added by baptism ..
during the past year.
A Catholic priest in California recently -seised
tome Protestant books wticb. had t
been lent to a child of Catholic parents, who '
attended a Methodist Sunday School, and '
burned them. , , .
Th Christmas gift offered to the Pope
by the Archbishop of New York was a large
fish of solid gold, with a mouth, farmed of .
rubies, that opns, and lets fall a shower
of gold "eagles."
Rav. James II. Barman, of West Vir- .
ginia. considers it a minister's duty to com
mence preaching in th imrni'ig aud con-"
tinue it until niiht Strength, he says, wi I
come from on High. ' . '
A sensational preacher in Iowa con
ducts S unlit y services in a billiard saloon.
opening church wi;h beer all r. und, an I .
closincr with a trt. for the enwi Ha
draws large audience - -
Rev., Arthur Mi'.cuell, of Chicago, de-
clines an offered addition of $1,000 to his
salary, ' aud proposes that it be donated '
tow ard furbishing cheaper sittings for th38e ,
who are kept away from the sanctuary on
account of dear pewrents. . ' "' -'.
:-The Iadiana-jolia Sentinel says: "Tha .
rector of Christ Church, Episcopal, an- ,
nounced to his) congregation; on Sunday, -1
that, aiter the month's trial, the free pew ,
system had -roved a decided success, aud
that the income for ordinary expenses had
incrised nearly fifty per ceutvor the old
system of pew rentals." f - -
"He told me," said Artemiu Ward, "to ,
get ont of the office. I pitied him, and
went." .- !'; . '. !'" ' : -.
A little boy out west was' asked if he
knew where liars went," and answered yes
they went to New York to write for the -;
A TJnietd Stafes revenue officer re- '
ported that "i barle of whiskie peeaed by .
uie I t not being stampt has been stoil by
ruflius with fases dysguysstd with kraip."
Mrs. pMitingtuu says hr minister, a
Methodist, "served the Lord for thirty
years first ' as a circus rider, thea -as a
locust preacher, and last as an exhauster." .
'John," said a master to his appren
tice as . he was about starting ou - a snort
journey, "voi. nnist occupy myplaee while .
I am absent"' "Thank you, sir, ''demurely
replied John, T1 rather, sleep with the . '.
boys." . . , . ...
A yoing lady from the rural districts
went tn Doa Moines to see the elephant J
In tha street car, the conductor .aid to her: ,
"Mis?, your fare." "Well," if I am," re- '
plied she, "I don't want aay of your im- ,t
pertinence." ' ,
".Mother, what did fatbor pray to Genr
eral Grant so much in church for, yester- v
da?"' asked tho bright little daughter of t ..
miuister lately. "I don't know that he
did." Why," yes; don't you -kaow? He
was always saying, 'Grant, we beseech
The fol'owins l'it if W-.-stern patents were , .
issued from the United States Patent Office.
for the v.et k endiag Feb. 1; 1870, as reported
by Farwell, EU&worth Co., Solicitors and
Counft'Uors in f ateut C'auoes.lGi L e street, '
Seed planter O. W. Bro a, Guleeburg. ...
fcitik cutter Juel Lee, Gaiesburtf.
Riilvsy froff D. C Piwce, Chicago. .ft. .
Iti lway car joarnal Thoita Saylcs, Chics).
" Ap.arata f, fciuking pi e F.E (Mi ales,L&i04gO. . .
Wmd heel fc, H Sinl-b, Macomb.
Water wheel B. W. Tw'tle, eulens. , :
Subsoil plow Wni. Watkius. Juliet. .
BiiUsrdcuHhi'W John erhen.'Chtcai$o. '
llvdi-atit r. C. Bride. Quiucy.
th(thlng board W. E. Hale, Quiucy.
Spriu hohlf r J. A. L Forrr, Decator,
Harvester Low k Adams. 8indla.
Combined hedge trimmer J. G. Sprapae, Lei
iottua. -' - '
harvester J. H. L. Ottawa.
SewipR machine Wiu. liiack, Higerstowu. :
Tbieh;u!? iuacimn A. & P. statf, r. Salt Creek.
, Brick mauliiae Throp A tiehr, Harlan.
Hr.-e hay-rakr Morxn k Cline. Claytoa,
LiXhtalbft rod Davl.i Mubsou,' Indiauspolla. . 1
Suuigie matliiui. D. Wukts, N.nevab.
Water elevator W. Q. Hamilton, Milton. .
W'a.-hibg mac'.iue L. Tvbarva, Mchland.-H-irveatrr
rxke G. Buck waiter, Davenport.
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