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The Ohio Democrat.
vol. i. xo. 13.
LOOAJN", O., SATURDAY, S3Biftl9i!i053S-2S, 1880.
TERMS, $1.50 PER YEAR.
THE PEOPLES' BANK
I'tuih Cnpllnl, $50,000.00.
Deposits secured by Individual
Liability of over
Four Hundred Thousand Dollars.
Dock n coni-rnl linnklm; IiiihIiipxh. Pol-dun
Urartu iiiul MU'iiuiHlilp Ticket Tor cnle ut low
OFFICE, Itoom Ko. , Opera House.
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THE FIRST BANK
OF LOGAN, OHIO.
Office Hours from 9 a. in. to 3 p. in.
Paid in Gash Capital, $50,000.
.John V'alhcr, President.
Chat. Ji.ltowen, Cashier.
l)npnn BPiiprnl luniklne IiiihIihwh, rci'plvos
dcpoiltK, (Ukcouiits iuiH'r, niul bn.vn mid kpIIh
IIAN1C In rontriil room In tlio.Tmnr
G. W. BREHM.
attorney-at-Lav and Notary Public
CnllcrtloiiKofCIiilmc, Xiitiw iinil ArriiuiiN,
MortcncoK, Lrucs, I'ontr.icts DopiIs, Wills
MccIiiiiiIp'm I.Ipiih, &"., drawn niul iii'kitowl
cilccil. 1'Artltloii ofl.-.iiiW, Iiowcr, KonHtiH
nioof Mm lu'iiBi'Kiuid I.Iciih ultiMiiliil to. Ah
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HlllPOf JIUH I IV KXWIllOP, AlllllillWIllltlllK,
tJunrillHiis, Assignees or Trustees mid their
iirnmntft nnd HettlimienU prepiiml.
PKNHIOHH ASI. INCIIKASB OF PENSIONS
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on nurrvKii i.'i.AiMS Lookkd afti:r, ash
Al.l. I.AW MATTKII4(iKMillAM,Y.
JOHN F. WHITE,
Nutnrr l'lilillennilJuitleeJor lVuee. llllleo
HimtvikI Mory of Coltlni lllork, Itoiniis No. :i
Ofnoc wnirnl Floor I'oIIIim Hlot-k, J-npm,
Ci. Knows So. S A; i.
S. H. BRIGHT,
OfflPO Second Floor Collins Work, ItooniF
No IAS. If.
O. W. II. WuinilT,
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Offlo Brooml Floor MrCiirtliy liloek Knmt.
ELI M. WEST,
FIRE AND LIFE
Tho Lowest Unte niul IJet Compiinles
Hpoi'lal AkoiiI for The North WeNtern Mll
tiiRl I.lfp, of Mllwimkpp.
Monev to Ixiaii on Kind Mortttncox.
Om In Dollison lllook.
Z. V. R ANEY,
Offle over UoeliPKtcr Noun' Mori'.
Teeth Extracted Without Pain !
Teeth Inserted on rnlilier iimt inetnl pinto,
nnrf nil work warranted.
N. H. BIOSSER, M. D.
riperlnrnttciitinn Riven to iIImmihoh of wo
mpn unit clillilrcn. ... , .
Jirfnh'floiiiitnor wpM of Armstrong'
Tlrfiloro, Sluln Htreet, Uikiiii, O.
H. 0. CAMPBELL,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
Oftlco oniMtnor Wrat of Work A llnker'H
Tin Mom, Iigun.O.
I. C. WRIOHT
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
omcc NortUwcKt ror. Clly w(l;Hnjr, IKan,
J. H. DYE,
PHYSICIAN AS SUltGKOX,
omcounil Itc.itciipu with Dr. Jiinu Mttlr,
Main Street, Logan, 0.
MAIN STREET HOUSE.
Wm. WostUko, - - Prop.
Term Oihi Dollar vex Day, fjooil Itoonis,
Tiililu wwll MMlMeil. VliiliHluiit .MumU W ft.
niotcliiftdBuiui'lu Koum utliiclinl.
OUR EDUCATIONAL COLUMN,
AtliouH County TcHfc Qugh-
tloiiH UhccI ut th Last
1. Write n negotiable) note.
2. Write a thirty-diiy drttft.
it. Define: compound number,
concrete number, proportion, cube
root ntul cylinder.
I. How niuny ynrdH of enrpet 181
ydH wide )mlHt bo bought t( irpot i
room 18 feet lotig nnd 13J ft wide,
if the strips run lengthwisu?
ft. A cistern Iiuh two pipes; one
fills It 8 hours, nnd tlte other in 4
hrs; in liow long a time will both
0. If 32 men dig a ditch 10 rods
long, 0 ft wide nnd .1 ft deep in 0
days, how many men can dig n
ditch f rods long, 4J ft wide and
2 ft deep in 12 days V .Solve by cause
7. A man bought a watch for
iW less than its value and sold it
for 40 more than its value. How
many dollars would lie gain if he
buys It for $12?
8. Give the reason for "pointing"
in multiplication of decimals.
THEORY A NJ) PR A C'TICJi.
1. Where were you principally
2. How are County Institutes
3. What powers of mind are most
active in childhood ?
4. What should be the tempera
ture of the school room ?
ft. What is the effect upon the
pupils if the air in the school room
0. Name some test showing
whether or not the air of the room
7 Givo specimen of your hand
writing on your paper.
1. What are the principal islands
of the Greater Antilles? Give the
2. What are the leading forms of
industry in the United .States ?
3. What principal chains form
tlte HoeUy mountain system ?
4. What is the metropolis of New
England? Ohio? Indiana? Illi
nois? Pennsylvania? New York?
."i. Which one of the United .States
is about as large as Cuba?
fi. What divi.ilons of South Amer
ica are crossed by the equator?
7. What Is the most important
commercial city on the Pacific
coast of .South America.
H. Locate the following moun
tains: Catahrinn, Doverfleld, Bohe
mian, Cheviot Hills.
!). Name the form of government
and the title of the chief rulers of
the following States of Europe:
France, ltussia, Turkey, Germany,
.Switzerland, Greece, Spain.
10. What are tho mathematical
.ones? Physical zones?.
UNITED STATES HISTORY.
1. When were the Dntch East
India and Dutch West India Com
2. WIio was Blennerhasset?
What brought him to public no
tice? 3. Name and define three treaties
given in U. History.
4. What part of tlte United States
has been disturbed by earthquakes
recently? What city suffered most
fu How and when did the U. S.
acquire the territory of Alaska?
0. What was poor Richard's Al
manac? Givo a brief account of
its author ?
7. Give an account of Arnold's
8. Why did the Pilgrims come to
1. Doflno grammar and give Its
2. How do you determine wliat
kind of an element a word, a
phrase or a clause is?
8. Give a sentence having a com
plex clause an an adverbial ele
4. Form tho possessive singular
and plural of iiinn, her, it, lady,
fi. Givo example wliore, which
and what are pronominal adjec
tives. 0, Write and diagram n sentence
containing a compound participle
7. Write and diagram a sentence
containing two objects.
8, Write a sen tencu with a clause
in opposition with its subject.
1). How may a compound sen
tence bo contracted? Givo exam
ple. 10. Vrito three HontoijceH con
taining temporal, local and casual
1. What letters would you first
teacli to pupils learning to write?
2. Give an example of your copy
to pupils beginning tojoin princi
ples. 3. Give an example of your copy
to pupils beginning to write capi
tals. 4. Give an example of each ele
ment. 0. Give a specimen of 11. C. I).
The Curao of Slang.
"Mamie," said n grammar-school
girl to n member of the graduating
class, "have you finished your es
say?" "Oh, yes," gushed Mamie, "and It
Is too lovely for anything a prin
cess slip of white surah, the lntok
cut off a little below tho waist line,
nnd full breadths of silk gathered
in so as to hang gracefully over tho
tournure, and throe Idas rules on
"Why, wliat nre you talking
about?" interrupted her friend. "I
mean, have you finished writing
your essay, you know?"
"Er no," said Mamie, her enthu
siasm rapidly diminishing, "but I
have begun it, nnd I wish the aw
ful thing was in Halifax!"
"What's the subject ?"
"The curse of slang."
"Gracious! Isn't that a difficult
subject to write up?"
"Difficult! Well, I should giggle!
I'll have to hump myself to get it
finished in time for the commence
ment, and I've a good notion to let
it slide. I might shut up tho Pro
fessor's optics by pleading illness,
but I'm not that sort of a hairpin.
But come, waltz up into my room
and look at my stunning gradua
ting harness. It'll paralyze you."
Tho following are a few of tlte
provisions of the game law:
It is a violation of the fish law of
Obit) to catcli in any inland stream
or pond, at any time, any fish, ex
cept minnows, in any other way
than by hook and line.
It is a violation of the game law
of Ohio to kill any game bird at any
time in any way except with a
It is a violation of tho law to
shoot Quail or Prairie chickens be
fore the J llli day of November ami
after the 31st day of December.
It is a violation of the law to
shoot Untiled Grouse or Pheasants,
ami Blue Winged Teal before the
1st day of September ami after the
31st day of December.
It is a violation of tlte law to
shoot Wood Duck, Mallard, or any
other duck before the 1st day
of September ami after the 9th day
of April, und between tlieso dates
it is unlawful to shoot ducks on
Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
It- is a violation of the law to
shoot Woodcock, before the 4th day
of July and after the first day of
It is a violation of tlio law to
shoot Turtle Doves beforo the 1st
day of August and after the 31st
day of December.
Squirrels may be shot from June
1st to January 1st and Babbits from
October 1st to Feb. 1st.
Each violation of the law is pun
ishablo by a tine of not less than
.fa.") nor more titan $100, with im
prisonment till flue is paid.
All that is necessary is to report
each violation of the law to tho
County Wardens, whoso duty it is
to prosecute all violations of tho
How Women Kill.
Woman are unique in their con
struction and their constitution,
ami, as a consequence, it may bo
logically concluded that tlioy will
be equally unique in many of their
tendencies, thoughts motives and
actions. All tho training of the ages
has never enabled tho average wo
man to reach n point where sho can
throw a stone the same as a man ; in
tills, as in thousands of other direc
tions, sho lias her own methods of
bringing about certain results. It is
safe to say that, given the tnnnnor in
which ti man will do anything it Is
tho precise way In which It will
not lie done by a woman.
Tho originality of tho sex is soon
in the earlier killings, hi which it
played n prominent part. When
Cain slow Abel ho went at it in a
manly, brutal sort of way; ho took
a club or a stone and beat out the
brains of his brother. About tho
first murder on rocord in which u
woman was the principal, was that
ofSlsora, a fiigiitlve,.who fled dis
comfited beforo tho hosts of Israel,
Ho was tired und hungry, and asked
a woman whom ho mot for food
and shelter. Sho promised all he
asked, and more; she offered to
make an affidavit that he should bo
safe from discovery in her tent,
and then, when lie selpt, she took a
hammer and a, nail and drove tho
latter into the temple of the sleep
er, "for ho was fast asleep nnd
weary," says the account, "ami ho
he died." Such was the method of
committing murder resorted to by
tho first woman who Introduced as
sassination on the part of her own
Brinvllllers, the alleged assas
sin; Lucretla Borgia; Tofnnn, the
Inventor of tho poison to which she
gave her name; Iaipara, and other
ladies, have illustrated in their
cases the fact that women as mur
derers are always original and In
ventive, and utterly unlike brutal
men. Tofana alone, not very much
more than a century ago, managed
to send out of existence not less
than CO!) people, nnd used, as did
tho other ladies of the time, poison
as the instrument of dentil. Since
that periotl poison lias remained the
favorite weapon of gentle woman.
It Is but a few years since a lady
in Pittsburg was convicted of poi
soning to deatli a score or so of
people, for which she was not un
gnilantly hanged without any re
gard for her sex. Tlte latest intel
ligence from Boston furnishes an
account of a lady beautiful, cul
tured and accomplished, of course,
like all the Bostonese who com
menced her efforts by poisoning
her husband, and then continued
assiduously on until site had dis
disposcd of her numerous children
in turn, and also of some near rela
tives immediately outside her do
mestic circle. She had no aria To
fana, hut she managed to get along
by using arsenic as a substitute,
which she fed to her victims with
Starting with an act of treachery
and a hummer and nail, woman
has finally settled down on poison
as the regular and accepted weapon
of death. Tills is a portion of the
evolution of her extremely sensi
tive nature; the sight of blood and
gaping wounds distresses her, anil
hdr natural delicacy of organiza
tion leads her to select less repel
lant forms of killing. To a certain
extent tho usif of poison permits the
operations of her affections, the free
play of her nature. Brinviiliers
and other noted poisoners of their
day usually practiced on their hus
bands, fathers, lovers and children,
whereby they were afforded oppor
tunity to watch the dying moments
of their victims and soothe them
with such caresses and words of
comfort, love and tho like as would
naturally occur to the sex on the
solemn occasion. It is there where
women show themselves not only
unlike men, but they are immeas
urably their superiors in sympathy
and feeling. Wliat man, after hav
ing stabbed, shot or otherwise start
ed a person on the road to deatli,
would sit down by him and soothe
his last hours or moments with
words of consolation ami sympa
thy? Particulars are not at hand,
but events will show that Mrs.
Robinson, the Massachusetts poi
soner, was tender In tho extreme
to every one of her eleven victims;
Hint she hovered about their bed-
Hides like a niinisterinir autre! a.s
she was, and that each of thepi
sailed off into the unknown firm in
the conviction that but for her lie
woultl have dietl much sooner anil
a much more unacceptable death.
AVlien men drive homo the fatal
knife they fly in horror from the
accursed spot. Tho woman remains
about, and tenderly assists tho fal
tering steps down to the river.
Such Is the difference between the
two. Chicago Timet!,
The Colossoum also written col
iseum was an amphitheater, loca
ted near tho center of tho ancient
city of Rome, nnd tho largest per
manent structure of tho kind ever
built. It was begun by Vespasian,
built by him as far as the top of tho
third row of arches, and finished
by Itis son Titus, in 80 A. ). It
was dedicated with games, gladia
torial sIiowk, and scenic exhibitions
that lasted 100 days, in which 0,000
wlltl animals were killed, and a
number of gladiators. Tho struct
ure was intended solely for circus
performances. It covered nearly
five aurcs, ami had accommoda
tions for over 80,000 spectators. It
was for many years known as the
Flavian amphitheater, but came to
bo called tho CoIoksouiii because of
tho great 'size, Tho building is in
tho form of an ellipse, its longer
diameter being 015 feet, its shorter
fllO feet. Tho height of Us outer
wall, which Is still entire, Is 101
feet, nnd the arena within is 281 feet
In length, and 170 In breadth. The
exterior wall of the edifice consists
of four stories of three different
orders of architecture, the first
being Doric, the second Ionic, and
the, third and fourth Corinthian.
The material of the principal walls
was travertine or white limestone.
The spaces between were filled with
brick. The arched spaces between
tho pillars were open throughout
the first three stories, above this
tliero were windows between eacii
alternate pillar of the outer wall.
Within there are still traces to bo
seen of three tiers of seats; It is
thought that above these a gallery
was once built. A covered space
surrounded the central arena, in
which the Emperor, Senators, and
their families, had seats. The
building was covered by a tempo
rary awning or wooden roof, but
how tills was put on or kept in place
is a never-ending puzzle to anti
quaries. Many of tho early Chris
tians suffered martydom in the
arena, and a cross now stands there
to commemorate their deatli, and
on Friday of every week devotional
services are still held there. The
Colosseum is supposed to have re
mained entire till it was partly de
molished in the sacking and burn
ing of Rome in 1082 by Robert Guis
card, first King of Naples. Though
injured, the building was used as a
fortress during the middle ages for
many years by the powerful families
that contended for supremacy in
Roman affairs. In 1312 the munici
pality took possession of it, and it
was again used for public amuse
ments, especially hull fights. In
1387 it began to lie used by the
church as a hospital. In tho fol
lowing century tho groat Roman
families despoiled it greatly, tak
ing stone from its wall to build the
palaces. It was afterward proposed
to turn it into a center of trade or a
factory, but both plans were unpop
ular, and finally Pope Clement XI.
was persuaded by the church in the
early part of tho eighteenth century
to consecrate it to the memory of the
martyrs, and thus throw over it a
protection from further wanton in
jury. Inter Ocean.
Sep. 20, 1880.
Ed. Democrat: Sir, Our Fair
is over and the excitement of the
same. The excitement was of a
different kind this year, not favora
ble to the Association. It is assert
ed that the owners were awarded
tlio premiums and not articles.
Then the racing was till poor, the
whole thing was a gambling insti
tution, generally speaking, but the
managers promise to do better in
the future. If they do so they may
save their organization, but if they
tlo not award the premiums
where they belong, their Associa
tion witli go by the board.
But there is something el.se
springing up in this part of our
county which will lie of lasting
benefit to us. A railroad starting
from Hadley Junction, Fairfield
county, thence to Laurelville, Hock
ing county, then down tlio valley
to the crossing of the Saltcreek
bridge between tho lands of II. W.
Smith and Esq. Joseph McBroom;
thence along Saltcreek opposite
a hollow, known as .Big Hollow,
where it leaves Saltcreek, and runs
up said hollow'to its head, then over
the divide between tlio waters of
Saltcreek and Pretty Run, then
down one of the largest tributaries
of said run to its main branch at
Thomas Singers, then up Pretty
Run to the divide between said
waters and Middle Fork of Salt
creek, then down said tributary to
Allcnsvillc,, thenco to Hamdeu
Junction in Vinton county, thence
to Wellston, tho supposed termin
us of the road for the present.
This railroad will run through a
rough country for about twelve
miles, and through a flue mineral
belt, of perhaps thirty-five miles, of
coal, iron ore and lire clay, also
through ono of tho finest timbered
portions of .southern Ohio. Tito
resources along tlio road will bo
almost equal to that of tho I locking
Valley, except coal. Then there is
an abundance of first-class stone
for building purposes. The Well
ston vein of coal is far superior to
any found lu tlio Hocking Valley
for hlacksmlthlng, It is pure, not
a particle of sulphur can be found
in It; it is equal to Piedmont
Mountain coal for working iron or
steel, and is said to bo a first class
gas coal, There are two men from
the east by the mimes of Buel and
Norcral't, who seem to lie in tlio in
toreht of the railroad. But I think
that their greatest interest is in bu-
ciirlng by option, lands for mineral
purposes. The mineral would be
of but little account without a rail
road to them. They are optioning
for coal, Iron and everything of the
kind, for right of way over said
lands, and if it were mine they
.should have a deed, and then they
might pay tho taxes; they are Just
like the speculators of the Hocking
Valley, who were in advance of
said road. Moss Back.
Sep. 20, 1880.
We are glad to note the Di'.sto
i'uat still prospers.
Since the recent rains the farm
ers hopes for good late pasture.
The corn In this .section Is nearly
all cut, and seeding done.
John Tomllnson and B. G. Tro
bridge, attended Conference at
Athens, last Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Anna Gray of Buffalo lick
is sick of fever.
W. P. Miller and wife or Union
Furnace, are visiting friends in
Muskingum county, this week.
Messrs. Stout, Darby & Ingmlre,
saw mill proprietors, made a busi
ness trip to W. Va., this week look
ing up a suitable place to locate.
Jacob Backus of Union Furnace,
entertained quite a number of his
friends one night last week in the
way of an apple cutting.
The boys gave Mr. MoVoy, the
operator at Union Furnace, a grand
serenade last Saturday night.
Miss Lizzie Moore of Columbus,
is visiting friends near Starr.
Jas. Moore and family, of Starr,
spent Sunday witli friends at Har
H. M. Lewis, of Poplar (f rove is
roofing Mr. Henry Carriek's Fur
nance. One night last week while Jas.
Brimner, a respected farmer, of
Honey Creek, was awakened from
his peaceful lumbers by a most
hideous squalling from ids chick
ens, lie immediately proceeded to
investigate the cause of alarm. He
had gone but a little way from the
house when he chanced to pass be
neath a large tree on which Ids
turkeys roost. Imagine his sur
prise, when directly under tlio treel
to see several of his turkeys come
tumbling down, ami upon looking
up, he saw something he took to he
a two leggetl creature come down
the tree. He was still more sur
prised, when tho creature in.stead
of taking to the woods, as he had
supposed it would on reaching the
ground, showed fight and came at
him backwards, kicking and strik
ing all the time. Our hero was equal
to the occasion, and before tlio two
legged monster was aware ids
throttle was being fondled in not a
very affectionate manner, this
brought the creature to time, nnd
he fell on his knees und begged our
friend Brimner not to expose him.
Mr. Brimner litis a largo soul, so he
ffnally promised not to expose him.
Although lie does not tell any
names, he says the person lie
caught after his turkeys is a man
with a farm and plenty of chickens
and turkeys of own
Talinac on Undesira
ble is aines.
KXTHACT KItOM ST.KMOX OP SKI'. 10.
Many people are under the dis
advantage of an unfortunate name,
given them by parents who thought
they were doing a good thing.
Sometimes at tho baptism of chil
dren, while I have held up one
hand In prayer I have held up the
other hand in amazement that par
ents should have weighted the
babe with such a dissonant and re
pulsive nomenclature. I have not
so much wondered that soiuo chil
dren should cry out at the christen
ing font as that others with such
.smiling faces should take a titrts
that will lie tho burden of their life
time. It is outrageous to afllict
children with an undesirable name
because it happened to he pos
sessed by a parent or a rich undo
from whom favors aro expected, or
some prominent man of tho day
who may end ids life in disgrace.
It is no excuse, because they are
Scripture names to call a child
Jehoiaklm or Tiglath-I'ileser. At
this very altar I baptized ono by
tho nuino of Unthshoba. Why, un
der all the circuniunihiont heaven,
any parent should want to give to
a child the name of that loose ami
Infamous creature of Scripture
times I cannot Imagine. I have
often felt at tho baptismal altar,
when names were announced to
mo, like saying, as did Row Dr.
Richards, of Moristown, N. J., when
a child was handed him for sprink
ling and tho name given, "Hadn't
you butter call it something ulso?"
Impo.M' not upon a babe a nmiio
suggestive of flippancy or mean
ness. There Is no excuse for such
assult and battery on the cradlo
when our language is opulent with
names musical in sound and sug
gestive in meaning, such as John,
moaning "the gracious gift of God;"
or Henry, meaning "tlio chief of a
household;" or Alfred, iircunlng
"good counselor;" or Nicholas,
meaning "victory of the people;" or
Ambrose, meaning "immortal;" or
Andrew, meaning "manly;" or Es
ther, meaning "a star;" or Abigail,
meaning "my father's Joy;" or Anna
meaning "grace;" or Victoria,
meaning victory;" or Rosalie,
meaning "beautiful as a rose;" or
Margaret, meaning "a pearl;" or
Ida, meaning "god-like;" or Clara,
meaning "illustrious;" or Amelia,
meaning "busy;" or Bertha, mean
ing "beautiful," and hundreds of
other names Just as good, that aro
a help rather than a hindrance.
A gentleman who sometimes
since was strolling along the streets
of one of our great cities, witli no
object in view but to pass tho time,
says his attention was attracted by
the remark of a little girl to a com
panion in front of a fruit stand:
"I wish I hud an orange for ma."
The gentleman saw that the
children, though poorly dressed,
were dean and neat, and calling
them Into the store lie loaded them
with fruit and candles.
"What's your name?" asked one
of the girls.
"Why tlo yoyou want to know?"
queried the gentleman.
"I want to pray for you," was tho
The gentleman turned to leave,
scarcely during to speak, when tlio
little one added:
"Well, it don't matter. God will
know you anyhow." And so He
will. He knows all our acts
whether good or hud. Only good
children are real happy.
It Pays To Be A Woman.
A correspondent, who evidently
wishes she was a big, had man,
writes to tlio Woman's Journal to
ask if it pays to bo a woman. I
should like to know why not! If it
latyji to bo, pottedaind -shieldod if
you behave yourself; if tt pays to bo
worked for and treated and poor
pussy'd; if it pays to be pretty ami
graceful anil charming; if it pays
to he loved and honored and re
spected; if it pays to make some
body glad they were born and happy
to live for your sake; if it pays to ho
the greatest power for good or evil
that this world knows; if it pays to
be the mother of that sweetest of
all God-giving tilings, a baby; if it
pays to lie a mother wluwecliildrcn
grown to manhood risu up and call
her blessed; if it pays to be a wife
dearer to a good man than his honor
or his life; if it pays to have tho
blessings of the poor, the sick, tlio
friendless or the hopeless if any of
these- tilings pay, then it pays to bo
a woman. New York Graphic.
The lover Could Not Stand
"Do you see that row of poplars
on the Cannd'ni shore, standing ap
parently at equal distances apart V"
asked a grave-faced man of a group
of passengers on the Fort Erie ferry
The group nodded assent.
"Well, there's quite a story con
nected with those trees, hccontimi
etl. Some years ago there lived on
the bluff, in Buffalo, overlooking
tlio river a very wealthy banker,
whose only daughter was beloved
by a young surveyor. The old man
was inclined to question the pro
fessional skill of young rod and
level, and to put him to test direct
ed him to set out, on tho Dominion
shore, a row of trees no two of which
should be any ' further apart than
any other two. Tho trial proved
the lovers inefficiency, and forth-,
with lie was forbidden tlio house
and in despair drowned himself in
the river. Perhaps some of you
gentlemen witli keen eyes can tell
which two trees aro furthest
apart." The group took a critical
view of the situation nnd each
member selected a different pair of
trees. Finally after much discuss
ion, an appeal was taken to tho
soloin-faced stranger to solve tho
"Tlio first and tho Inst," said lie,
calmly, resuming his cigar and
walking away with tlio air of thu
How Robt. Wilson, of Charleston,
S. 0., has published a card In which
lie says that tlio man who calls tho
earthquake a visitation of God's
wrath for sin is a fanatic who ought
to ho hiioiiced.