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1 T 0 ThlTsiJaT Sep.. . ISTH.
MRS. PINCUS' BABY.
The Wonderful Little Child That Belights
Its Parents and Grandparents.
-'i-lirsiy winJinjr, un-
- !-way to the third
- "' rtti Fourth etreet,
s- "'a7 ufhered Into
wtitftJ dwell Mrs. Plut-UH
mud tier wonuenui niue nsuy. me
room contains a aaaall cook stove and
serves as kitchen, bed-room and par
lor for ttie family, which conaUU of
Mr. Hncus, his wife, a healthy, ro
Luit hey of eighteen mouths and the
little mite of humauity whose fame,
although only fourteen days have
passed eluce its tiny wail first quiv
ered on the air of this world, has
spread even beyond the limit of the
a1 real city iu which it was horn.
Vhe room was decently furnished, bat
the family are evidently very poor.
Several persons h-ides the mother
aud child were preeent. They all
seemed iu ezcelli-nt spirits. Mrs.
Pinctu, a pleasant-faced, tiealtby
looking yon tig (ierman. American, ap
parently twenty years old. stepped
smiling to the aud removing a
small hem-etitched handkerchief,
which served as a counterpane, proud
ly displayed the small specimen.
"Xt'weiehs just sixteen ounces and
Is perfect," she said carefully brushing
away a fly which seemed disposed to
fettle on the Utile noee.
"Hixteeq ounces! it cannot be so
much," e&id the visitor doubHngly.
Then, after a pause, a thought struck
him and he said : "Ah, yee ; sixUen
ounces, that's only a pound. I see."
The Infati: was asleep. Occasionally
it smiled the smallest kind of a smile.
"Jat-t look at IU hand," said the
luttuer, "and at Its Utile nails, and
look at its feet, and you ought to see
It eyes. And aee these," she said,
buttling to a table and holding up
some doll's thinks a pair of socks of
crochet work, about an Inch loug,
and a Iltt'.e lace cap, trim noed with
blue r.i.bsae, too small to tit a good
erzl r; 'ae-pippln.
The visitor raised the tiny red hand
ou the tip of bis little finger carefully,
so as not to break It or disturb the !
midget's dreams. Its palm Is no big- j
yer than a dry goods clerk's thumb
nail, and its fingers are about half an
luch long, and scarcely larger than
the graphite In a reporter's pencil. To
show the size of the arm the mother
look oft her wedding ring and slipped
it over the child's hand aud up to Its
"Does this this this baby eat, and
bow?" aald the visitor, blushing.
"Eat ! ha ! ba ! ha !" laughed Mrs
Pincus. e appinz her knees In glee, as
she sat on the side of the bed. "I
guess she does eat. She hangs on like
leech and never lets go as long as u
there Is a drop left."
"I am de cran'fader,"said a slim,
mercurial German, who had eat, his
black eves eparklinz with pleasure,
while bis daughter was exhibiting her
rjrlze. lie could not restrain himself
any longer and he skipped about the
room, gesticulating and expatiating
delightedly In broken tneUsn upon
tbe wonderful small points of little
"What is your name?" said the
The old German's manner changed
suddenly. He became grave and
cautious. "I don't vant my name in
4a baner." he said seriously. "Not
dat I am ashamed of de baby, for I
am broad off It, but I baf udder rea
sons. I haf odder reasons, my friend
"And are you proud of it, too ?"
said the visitor, turning to the father,
a decent-looking young man, who up
to this time bad said nothing.
"T-e-s." he replied, with a sort of
sheepibb smile. Then, suddenly
raisluK hi head, with a different ex
preesion u his face, be said In a man
ly voice : "Yes, I am proud of It,
and I lo.eit."
"Dere iss been more dan twenty'
eight dc-tors here to see It," broke In
the gra- Jmother, "and dey all say
dat it Uu de greatest vondar of de
vorld, and dat it lah de scbmalleet
Hhlld dat vas ever porn and lived, and
more dan a dausand peoples haf been
here to look at it. More dan tree
hunuered men, vimmen and schil
ilreu haf been down dere in tbe street
at von time vailing to get aschance."
"We haven't let any strangers In
since Saturday said the mother,
"They filled the room so that it was
too close and hot for the baby. They
keep coming now all tbe time, but we
don't let them come up stairs."
The maternal grandmother, a mid
die-aged, substantial-looking, well-
dressed woutc, was also present and
seemed delighted with tbe little one
'The only way," she said, "that we
can account for Its being so email is
that it is a gift from God." The
grandparents, from their appearance,
would seem to he in much better cir
cumstance financially than the
Mr. Pincus is a baker by trade, but
has been out of employment for a
long time. Mrs. Pincus says that she
haa enjoyed excelleut health all the
time before tbe baby was born. It is
said that many of little K-itelle'a vlsl
tors have left Hulwdantla! tokens.
He Wanted a Poetic License.
He was a tall, spare man, with a
nbarp, sunburned nose, and an un
shaven face- He woro a chip hat,
well sweated through in front, with
tbe rim turned down all aronnd, and
a dark, narrow bit of braid for a band,
His butternut pants were neatly tuck
ed Into bis cowhide boots, and tbe
thumbs of bia bronzed bands were
thrust Into the arm holes of bis vest,
lieentrdtbe Mayor's office with
the sir of a man of Lu-inoes, and.
marcbing up to his Honor, said, Iu
"He you the Mayor?"
"Yes, I have that honor."
Well, l want a license Ir my
daughter, Maria Jana."
"Ah, 1 see ; your daughter is about
to get married, ana you wish to pro-
care a marriage-license. W e do not
issue those pajiers here. You must
go over to tbe North Side, to tbe
"No, 'Hqalre, you are mistaken as
as much mistaken as if you had burnt
your shirt, or had accidetally get
in the wrong pew in meeting ; but
Maria Jane doesn't want a license to
get married, not by no means not by
wore than considerable, aae is a
darned smart girl, if she is my daugb
tr, and if I do say it, as I hadn't
ought to. Hhe has been keeping
school and boarding round up in the
Persimmon deestrict, and writing
verses for tbe Hummerrield Weekly
Jiagu. Hhe thinks now of givin' up
teaculn' and divotin' her bun time to
literary persoots, and, 'Squire, as I'm
a law-abidiu' man and loyal to the
core three of my boys went clean
through to the sea with Bherman
'Squire, and I want to do tbe busi
peas for the gin on the square, and so
I called to take out a poetic license
for Maria Jane. Yon ee, Will Mor
neon, who has been to college, told
Maria that anybody must have a
license before be writ much poetry."
Here the Mayor's face turned very
red, as if nufldring fromlBome Intense
internal disease, and It was observed
tbat bis eyes were suffused with tears.
His Secretary snddeJly appreacbed
the window and gazed abstractedly
nutlupon tbe trers in tbe tubs wbose
merild cratches were gracefully
swaying in tbe summer breeze lu
front of tue saloons across tbe way
The farmer fixed his curious eyes up
on the Mayor for a moment, who
finally sufficiently recovered himself
to say :
"My dear sir, your daughter needs
no license to write poetry. Hhe can
write as much as ever she pleases and
it will be all right."
"Won't it t agin the law to do it
without a license?" inquired tbe
man. "Hhe lias beard tbat Byron
and Mrs. Hemans used a great many
poetic licensee in their writin's, and
she thought she'd better do as the
the rest of them did. Rat if it's all
right without, it's probably owln' to
tbe freedom of our institutions, and
"Exactly," said the Mayor.
And the satisfied rustic walked out
of tbe oflioe picking his tealb with a
straw. Chicago Tribune.
A writer in VanUy Fiiir tells this :
"A gentleman was sitting at a dinner
party next to a beaotlful lady, whose
drees was what tbe French call very
decollete, wbich means, I believe,
very teadtlful. A footman was band
ing round tbe Ice, tbe lady was lean
ing forward, but as tbe footman pars
ed, suddenly leaned back and struck
his band holding tbe dish. Tbe spoon
container" a lump of ice, fell down
her bacs i jsi le the beantirnl or tit
collctfe jts t What was the gentle
man to do 7 I ask for no answer, auu
am trying to forget the case."
A MINUTE'S WORK.
A MINUTE'S WORK. Mr. Swift, of Rochester, Tells How He
Discovered the Planet Vulcan.
t. ittr in the New York 7W'-
tmn, Lewie Hwift, the Kochtnter a-
..,.nnnr thin dt-Hcrities how he saw
,,. k take to be the p!ao-t Vulcan
during the recent eclipse of the fcuu :
Almost immediately after 1 began
my search I saw two stars where I
felt certain only one existed, vlr :
Tbeta Cancri. They Instantly en-
gaged my undivided attention until I
had written down, ou the retina of
my memory, every uiuun e
feature about them, dehigning
to reotterve tbstu just before
the eud of the totality, but
the movement of the instrument
was so uncontrollable I found I soon
had tbem in the field again. I then
made another sweep to the westward,
but there was no regularity about
tbem, and again I found them in the
field. This was the last view I bad of
tbem ; a little cloud, the only one
within Ut deg. of the sun, prevented
the observation I intended making a
few seconds before the reappearance
cf the sun. These observations were
all made during the first minute of
totality. Tboogb I searched over con
siderable space, those were the only
stars I saw, and every time they
passed acrose the field of view,
and I iostantly recognized them,
and their general appearance was
every time identical, thinking my
time was about up I left the search
for the closing phenomena and the
end of the total phase. As soon as
totality was over I wrote in my note
book ai follows, which I read to Pro
resior Hough aud to my two assis
tants : "haw two stars about three
degrees southwest of the sun, appar
ently of the fifth magnitude, some
twelve minutes apart, pointing
toward sun. Red." On my home
ward journey the thought occurred to
me that the distance betweea the two
stars was a little more than half that
between Mizar and Alcor, (whatever
that might be,) which, upon arriving
home and consulting "Webb's Celes
tial Objects," I found it to be lew then
twelve minutes, so the distance
between the two objects seen could
not have been more than about seven
minutes instead of twelve, as I had
hastily recorded. I have consulted
Argeiander's Chart, and find only one
chart of that magnltupe existing
there, and the inference seems to me
conclusive that at least one of tbem
the elusive Vulcan, but whlcU one
have no data to determine.
[Chicago Times.] How a Young Lady Captured a
cme "t opoa the piazza with a vol
a me of Tame In her bands. Hhe
When the rich widower
arrived with bis two children and
servants and bones and equipages,
etc., our stylish young lady was fully
prepared for an attack upon tbem all.
It was Just after sunset when she
luo&eu l uu uut, uuk bwiiou ucirun iu
the most graceful of attitudes, and in
the very best light, and buried herself
In tbe brilliancy or this great ana
persistent candidate for the French
Academy. She was dressed in a
gauzy black robe, all flacked over with
old goid. Her black silk stockings
were embroidered in gold tints, and
her pretty little slippers did their very
best for her delicate feet that refused
isolation under her tie back. Gold
sequins encircled her white throat be
low a ruche of old yellow lace. Her
elbow sleeves were filled in with the
same family treasure, and long
Chantilly gloves whitened and ex
hibited her arms. Not a ring broke
tbe shapely outlines of her aristo
cratic fingers, and only a fillet of gold
banded her head, the hair of which
was brushed in a loose coil and held
in position by an arrow of gold tipped
with lilligree. A rich cluster of
Jaqueminot roses was fastened to her
belt, and a fan of peacock feathers
waved softly In her right band. Ail
other ladies were costumed la white
muslins with many ribbons, frizzed,
or waived, or eurled coiCures,
but tbe stylish young lady. Ob !
she knows but too well tbe powerful
effect of tbe contrast. The widower's
pretty little daughter was walking up
and down In front of her, but tbe child
was apparently unnoticed. (Oh !
wasn't she?) Her little white dress
and black sash fluttered not In tbe
eyes of this wise actress. (Didn't
tbey ?) By and by the heavy volume
Talce slipped from her hands, at
the exact moment, by accident, you
know, and it fell upon tbe feet of tbe
pausing child. If you could have beard
tbe parrlng sorrow, tbe sweet sooth'
logs and tbe tender apologies, all
mingled with flattery to the really un
hurt child, while tbe father stood by
endeavoring to say tbat It was of no
consequence at all, which, of course
was not, as the little one wah laugh
ing ana iikea it, ana also have seen
the eloquent upturned face of the styl
Ish girl as she said to the father.
"Pray, permitme to take the little one
its mamma and make my apolo
gies to her," you would exclaim,
"What great genius la lost to the
dramatic world while this young wo
man performed only for limited audi
ences l'r While 1 am writing (and
tbe volume of Taine fell only five
days ago), I look from my window to
see him lift the stylish girl into a sad
dle for a gallop with him through tbe
twilight upon one of his own superb
Dorses. Hhe never looks handsomer
than In her riding habit upon a tine
Tbe soldiers' and sailors' reunion
was held in Gallon, on Friday last.
is estimated tbat 12,000 people
were in attendance. Oen. Gibson-
was one of .the speakers. The Lea.
dcr correspondent save :
ine-itou, wniie ana Hlue" was
sung, when Oen era I W. H. Gibson
was introduced and received. He
spoke at considerable length, and said
that he felt as If It was good to be at
reunion. He bad attended man v.
believed Galioa and Crawford
county had now eclipsed tbem all, es
pecially in tbe quartermaster's depart
ment, roe war was not one in which
soldier of tbe North thought to ex
blblt physical prowess. Thev went
to onng folates back, and this tbey
uunng we reoenion scenes took
place which can never be forzotten.
Tbat mother who gave up her boy can
never forget it, though she little
thought what she was doing at tbe
time. The mothers of Gallon and
Crawford county little thought what
going on when her sons ioin
tbe army and went to war. But
are present as survivors of a great
struggle wnicn enuea in tbe preser
vation of this glorious Union, which
stand for all time. Accursed be
who attempts to destrov it.
uenerai utheon continued bv savlnr
he was going into tbe next war if
Governor Bishop would commission
as a sutler or a chaplain. He bad
known men in the army to build fires
fence rails, and boil pork not ob
tained irom the quartermaster, and
conduct as this be was not very
much opposed to. Tbe Union soldier
would have something to eat. and it
strange how be would ferret out a
The speaker concluded by eavlue he
neither a .Democrat nor a repub
lican nor a National, but an Ameri
He also said tbat be came into
country when tbe population was
millions, and be expected to stay
it is ninety millions and there are
He proposed three cheers for (Jov
Bishop, the ladles of Gallon and
old soldiers present, all of which
most heartily given.
Peach Poison in the Stone.
"A fatal case of poisoning by peach
stones, wbich is noted In tbe French
papers as having recently oeeured in
should serve as a warning to
families in which children are allow
ed to look after themselves for hoars
time. Probably very few adults
themselves know bow poisonous
stones are. The vidian of the
accident in ParSe secreted the
of a number of peaches, and,
obtaining a bammer, when left alone,
them open industriously and
them ; tbe result being that he
fatally poisoned by hydrocynlo
(prosaic) acid. Since tbe peach sea
son is now npon us It Is as well to ex
plain what quantity of poison tbe
stone possesses. Writers on
lexicology state that one ounce of the
kernels contains about one grain of
pruseie acid, and this quantity,
well known, is sufficient to kill
adult. Kven two-thirds of a
has veryiften proved fatal, and
may well ip regarded as a fa
tal dose for any child. Srientifie
one of the schools in Cornwall,
England, tbe inspector asked tbe chil
if they could quote any text of
Hcriptnre which forbade any man
two wives, tine of the chil
dren sagely quoted in reply tbe text,
man eau serve two masters."
THE FORECLOSURE OF THE MORTGAGE.
HY MRS. E. Y. COREETT.
Wh. riK-'t iu tucr vltl:
-rum : it 211 la
Hut I hadn't tii l.art to riid II, so I v
s-st lt t-vf-ryili.tj be.
l M.is I a'Ko:n' lo-mwrt
Ktait wlh tie iluwn
Aud the house won t m-m o
11 a :i ur't "nd rorlcrn.
1 Hent ell the children thU moraiu
both on 'tii hftu;-l to May,
liQt I Uiourhl 'twould be easier, nifcbhe. If I
wan alone U-tiay.
For this van the very day, iJeaon, J -t
twenty year ago.
That Caleb and me moved In ; ist I
eonMn't frg-t It, you know.
We cut luy: and happy !-'! I"-"
married a niODtn belore
A lid Caleb wjuid clear the ta'iie ai.d hiuKh
op the kltf hen floor.
He said I wan tired, aud he'J help lue ; hut,
law ! that wan alwaya bia way
Aiwayn handy and helpful, and kind, to the
very lat day.
Don't you remember. Deacon, that winter
broke my arm
Whv. Caleb ikuraelyleft me, not vtn to
'lend tbe larm.
There nisht and mornin' I tw h.ui, a-aet
tin ao clone to my bed.
And I knew him in p.te of tbe fever tbat
made me so wild In my bead
lie never did nothln to grieve me, until he
lett me hehlnd
Yea. I know, there' no Die in talkin' but
aomehow it eases my mind.
And he sot acch store by vvi. Deacon,
needn't tell yon now.
Hal nnlesi he had your jed4inent, he never
would bay a cow.
Well, cur cow H gone, and the horse too-
poor Caleb was fond of Jack,
A n.i I cried like a fool this mornlu' when
looked at the empty rack.
I hoi he'll bo kindly treated : 'twould
worry poor Caleb so
II them JoneKea should whip the cretur but
1 'RpoKe ho wouldn't know.
I've been thlnkln' It over lately, that when
Mary sickened and died.
Hot lather's spirit was broken, for she was
alios hi pride.
lie wasn't never so cheery ; he'd smtle, but
tbe smile wasn't bright,
And ho didn't care for the cattle, though
once they'd ben hU delight.
ti. nni?hhora all said lie wan ailln'. aud
they tried to hint It to me ;
They talked of a church-yard sough ; but
oh! the blind are those who vwi'f see.
I never believed he was coin' till I saw
him a-layln' here dead-
There, there ! don't bo anxious Deason ; I
haven't no tears to shed.
I've tried to keep things togelher-I ' vc been
slavln' early and late
But I conldn'Cpay the lnt'rest, nor git the
u . ....I l,.l .nrt
W Ul UIH TO ..... -
the farm should sell
For enough to pay the mortgage, I pose
'twill be doln' well.
I've prayed ag'inst all hard feelln's, and to
walk as a Christian ought.
lint It's hard to see Caleb's children turned
out of tbe place be bought
And readin' that text In the Bible 'boat
widows and orphans yon know.
I can't think tbe folks will prosper who are
wlllln" to see ns go,
But there. I'm a-keeDln' you. Deacon, and
lt'a nigh your time for tea ;
' Won't 1 come over t" Mo. thank yon : I feel
belter alone, yon see.
Besides. I couldn't :eat nothln' ; whenever
I've tried It to-day
There's sometbln' here tbat chokes me. I'm
narvous, I s'pose yon '11 say,
"I've worked too hard t" Wo, I haven't.
Why, It's work that keeps me strong
If 1 sot here thlnkln', I'm sartalu my heart
would break before long.
Not that I care about llvin'. I'd rather be
In the place I've marked beside Caleb, to
rest till the Judgment day,
Bat there's the children to thluk of that
makes my dooty clear.
And I'll try to toiler it. Deacon, though I'm
tired of this earthly speer
Uood-by, then. I shan't forglt yoa, nor all
the kindness you've showed
'Twill help to rheer me to-morrer, as I go on
my lonely road.
Kor What are yoa savin'. Deacon I
needn't I needn't go ?
you've booglit the mortage, and I caa stay
Stop I say it over slow.
Jest wait now Jest wait a minute I'll take
It In blmeby
That I can stay. Why. Deacon. I don't
know what makes me cry !
I havent no words to thank you. Kf Caleb
was only here.
He'd such a head for speakln'. he'd make
my feelln's clear.
Tbere'a a plcter In our Bible of an angel
from the skies,
And thoogb he hasn't no great-coat, and no
spectacles on his eyes.
lie looks Jest like you. Deacon, with your
smile so good and trew.
And whenever I see that plcter, 'twill make
me think of you.
The children will be so bappy ! Why, Deb-
by will 'most go wild ;
Hhe fretted so much at leavin' her garding
behind, poor child !
ALd.law! I'm as glad as Dobby,efcnly for
Jest one talu,
AW I can tend the ponies 1 plan'ed there
On Caleb's grave : he loved tbe flowers,
aud it seems as ef he'll know
They're a-bloomin' all around him while
he's sleepin' there below.
[Special Dispatch to the Enqulrer.]
A New Version of the Story. Minus
the "Old Gray Head."
JNEW lOKK, August 24. A I16W
version of the Barbara Frletchie story
Is given by Mrs. M. J. Burnham, of
this city, who was in Fredericksburg
three months in 1SG3, and knew three
old maids with a name like Frletchie
They told her proudly bow tbelr
neice Barbara not an old woman.
but a young and pretty girl had been
the the only one in tbat town who
didn't back down when rebels came
through the city. When she knew
Stonewall Jackson's troops were com
lng she said : "I'll make tbem march
under the KLara and Htrinm anvwav."
Her friends tried to dissuade her, but
she would have her own way
and when tbe troops marched by the
little brick house where she lived, she
opened up a window and waved the
flag over tbe rebels. There was an
order to fire from somebody but before
it was executed Htonewall Jackson
told tbem not to fire.
Barbara died in September, 1863,
and was carried to her grave by sol'
diers. Every man in tbe hospital
well enough to walk was ordered to
attend the funeral. I don't know bow
it happened that Barbara Freitchle
was represented as an old woman
Some one might have seen her grand
mother ana tboueht it was she who
hung out tbe flag, or Whittler may
nave written It thus for effect. But 1
can't see but it was quite as heroic for
a young gin to thus stand by tbe nag
or the country a for an old gray-balr
ea woman so to ao. At ail events,
Barbara Freltchie was a young girl,
and gave her life for her country, for
she killed herself by overwork in
nursing Union soldiers."
[From the Dayton Democrat.]
READY FOR RESURRECTIONISTS.
Putting Nitro-Glycerine In the Grave
of a Young Woman to Keep
The death of Miss Susan HhenheriL
of Wayne township, last week, cast a
it loom over toe entire community in
which she lived and was so well and
favorably known. Her funeral took
place on I uesday from the residence
or her parents, and was unusually
largely attended. The deceased was of
unusual refinement and social culture
aud possessed those womanly virtues
to an eminent degree which go so far
to make womarbood honorable and
honored. She was a member of the
choir and Sabbath school of the M
K. Church at Osborn, and her demise
leaves a vacancy which cannot be
easily tilled. Miss Shepherd's disease
was of a character to baftis tbe skill of
tbe best medical talent of tbat vlcinl
ty and of Osborn, and there was. it is
said, great diversity of opinion as to
the proper mode of treatment. After
death her family offered tbe attend
lug phymcians an opportunity of
making an autopsy, but they did not
avail themselves of the Drivileee.
the friends of tbe deceased seemed to
feel that tbey had lost reason to fear
that her body wonld be exhumed, and
tne thought of her grave being robbed
grew upon mem so strongly and was
so repulsive to them tbat as a matter
or saletv and nrecantinn it wu
thought beet to inter her remains In
a grave in the yard at her parents'
residence, instead of in the rravevarri
at Osborn. Accordingly, a grave was
aug in tne yara, a few feet from tbe
front door of the residence, and her
remains lie neneatn the beautiful
flowers and evergreens wbich she bad
loved so well, and wbich bad been
cultivated aud reared hy ber own fair
ukuus. iu wane assurauce uooo v
a re, that bar grave would not be
despoiled, a quantity of nitro-glycer-ioe
was so placed iu tbe grave that
sbould ghouls attempt to rob It tbey
would La boisted by a lard tbat
would effectually etid their Infamous
THE LITERARY CARKER.
THE LITERARY CARKER. A Poorly Paid Profession-A Discouraging
Prospect for New Authors.
The Philadelphia Evening Eulhtin,
i in commenting ou the recent con fes-
' elona of contributors in tbe A".nnfir.
Month', makes tbe following perti
nent remarks :
There are In this country less than
half a dozen high clasj monthly
magazines which pay good prices for
contributions. Of second class maga
zines there are, perhaps, a dozen. If
a writer should obtain admission to
each of both classes once a year he
might gain an income of from $7i to
is. Hut the chances against such
success on tbe part of any writer are
immeasurably great. Tbe labor of
securing good topics and preparing so
much .matter wouil be formidable.
but all tbe odds wonld be In favor of
tbe rejection of a very large portion
of the material by tbe editors to
whom it was offered. There are not
many magazine writers in this coun
try who, wnatever their accomplish
ments, succeed in getting into print
more tban four or five articles In tbe
course of a single year, and these are
fortunate if they obtain 'M tot each
piece of work. There is a positive
certainty of small remuneration at
best, and there is always a distressing
and harassing uncertainty tbat tbe
work wbich costs so much pains and
labor will find a market at all. Most
magazine editors have on hand at any
given time accepted manuscripts
enough to supply a dozen numbers,
and tbe writer who sells an article is
quite likely to have to wait for sev
eral months before he aees it in type,
conscious, meanwhile, tbat tbat
market Is closed to him until his con
tribution does appear.
There is not a more promising out
look for writers of books. Tbe great
est book makers have not acquired
fortunes. Dickens was far from be
ing a very rich man when he died,
and much of tbe money tbat ba left
behind blm he earned at tbe reading
desk. Thackeray had only a modest
fortune after achieving bis most bril
liant successes, and he, too, acquired
something by appearing upon tbe
platform. Wild stories concerning
the gains of popular writers, such as
Ueorge Kllot, are constantly circulat
ing, but generally they are incredible,
If we couid know the truth we should
find tbat literary genius of tbe high
est order obtains no such prizes as are
won by talent in commerce, at the
bar, and in some of tbe lucrative pro
fessions, if mis is tbe truth, bow
hopeless is the case of a literary per
son of inferior abilities and no repu
tation, who determines to live by the
pen : Hucn a person win una it aim
cult, in most instances, to persuade a
publisher to handle his book. Tbe
publisher is a man of business. He
will take a risk, perhaps, where there
Beems to be such a promise of profit
as aecitiea merit gives ; but generally
ba will demand that an unknown au
thor shall at least share tbe expensa
of production. A book tbat reaches
a sale of 10,000 copies in a couple of
years does remarkably well ; there
are not many so favored. Huppose
such a book sells for $1.50, and the
author gets a royalty of 10 per cent
At tbe end of two years he has ob
tained 51,500, or $7j0 a year. This is
not much, but such a profit la excep
tional. The number of American au
thors who can produce in succession
two books that will obtain such cir
culation can very nearly be counted
upon tbe fingers of both hands.
The literary men of this country,
below the first class, earn their bread
by submitting to tbe grind of work in
newspaper offices, as Bayard Taylor,
for example, has been compelled to
do, or by doing editorial service for
fixed wages upon magazines and oth
er periodicals. Huob a life clips their
wings and checks their fancy. It
shuts them out from tbe possibilities
tbat independence and leisure wonld
present to them ; bnt It Is the only
method by which tbey can make
themselves secure and keep themselvs
above want. Doubtless tbe world has
lost much because Pegasus has been
chained to tbe plow ; for men who
possess the ability to do great things
can do anything worth doing In tbe
Idle hours tbat follow a day spent in
drudgery ; but tbat is simply the
misfortune of tbe authors and of
mankind : there Is no help for it that
can be discovered. The troth about
the matter, however, may as well be
told, ho tbat those persona who con
ceive tbat a literary career Is a path
way to affluence and glory may be
persuaded to make their bread and
butter secure In some other avocation
before tbey attempt to Irradiate tbe
world with the creations of their In
[Correspondence Burlington Hawkeye.]
[Correspondence Burlington Hawkeye.] How Burdette Lanced a Pickerel-An
I landed my first pickerel tbe first
evening we were on tbe lake. I am
not a skillful fisherman. I told the
boys that I could do a Utile plain fish
ing, but I didn't want to be set down
for anything with any kind of fluting
embroidery, knire-pieating, or any
thing of tbat kind about it. I fished
from the shore, by tbe side of the vet
eran fisher, Mr. A. K. Ounlap, of Tl
tusville. He knew every fish In tbe
lake by name. He can tell by the
movement of tbe line what kind of
fish Is at your hook. Something ran
away wun my line.
"It's a pickerel'" shouted Mr. Dan
ly, in Intense excitement. "A big
fellow. Take out your lines," he
yelled to the rest of them. "Give
him plenty of room ! Play him." he
shrieked at me. "Iet him ran. Keep
your line taut! Don't give him an
Inch of slack! Lookout! Don't let
him do that again! Let him run
Now, bring him in this Look
out! Don't let blm do tbat again!"
uy this time i was so exited 1 was
on the point of throwing down the
pole and rushing out in the lake, in
tending to run the fish down and
kick it to death. I screamed to Mr
You take the pole and land him, I
He refused. He turned and hurled
bis own pole, lance fashion. Into the
"Here !" be shouted rushing down
the bank about twenty feet below tne.
stooping down and spreading
out nis arms. "Here : jnow
Bring him in here through tbe
sboal water ! I'll get him ! Careful
now ? Careful ! Steady ! Ah "
And nip, nip, l bad him on the
shore. He was a beauty. A little
sunnsb, about three and a half inches
It was a long time before we said
anything. Mr. Dunlap cllabed a big
birch tree, in tbe top of which bis Dole
naa loagea. ana we resumed our fish
ing. Presently Charley Armknecht
coughed, and I aald:
now xunny the frogs sound over
In tbe marsh."
And then we laughed a long time at
tne irogs. a long, long time, and
very heartily. They are very fun
But Mr. Ounlap fished on very si
lently, and by and by he said the fish
wouiuq'i uite wnen mere was very
mucn noise, no we neia our nasn and
the fish bit. But tbey didn't bite any
or us very nauiy.
The nulling is excellent almost any
wnere in toe iaae. i nat evening on
the upper lake one or tbe boys caught
nine large pickerel. When we came
to count tbe fish, however it appeared
tbat he bad caught one pickerel nine
times. It was a very large fish, and
they are going to have his skin dried
whole, for a spectacle case. I caught
more fish tban anyone else in the
party, but tbey were all, with one ex
ceptlon, catfish, and I learned, to mv
amazement, tbat I had disgraced my-
seir ana tue iaae. wny isn't a Dsh a
nan ro like to know.
The Deadly Bite of a Man.
In tbe latter part of March. M. J.
Russell, of 213 Franklin Street, Green-
poiut, quarreled with one of his
tenants named Thomas Kelly, and
Kelly bit Russell severely on one of
tbe fingers of his left hand. At first
no special attention was paid to tbe
bite, and the injured finger received
an ordinary dressing, in a few
weeks, however, it was found neces
sary to amputate the finger from tbe
second joint. This operation was per-
formed in Bellevue Hospital. After
that the pain began to increase in
Mr. Russell's band, and In four
weeks it became necessary to ampu
tate tbe entire band, tha poison from
tbe bite having impregnated 1L
When the second amputation was
performed it was discovered tbat the
victim's entire system wee so impreg
nated with tbe poison as to render It
Improbable tbat he could be cured.
even by the sacrifice or bis band.
ThaMAA faarfl nrAVaWi wall fnnnriu? anrt
Mr. ltuell died in reat agony yea-
terdav morrjlnc at IU o'rlruk. With.
in tne last three weeKs His lert arm
and tbe left side of his body became
greatly Kwollen, and be became un
conscious and remained so till be
died. Kelly was arrested, and he Is
now in Raymond street jail awaiting
tbe action of tbe Grand Jury.
Job Priming House
36 Market Street
-ALL KINDS OF-
Dona on tk Shortest Notice, in
tba Burnt Stvl of th Art,
and at Reasonable Ttatee-
A BTLSNDID ASSOB.TMKNT OF
And l'jnploy tha Heat Workman
it l possible to get
-WK HAVE ALL TBK
't ype Type
AND KkB? A LA HQS STUCK OK-
Paper and Envelopes
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rapt; and Envelope
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Call on us for Good Work
36 Market St
NORTHERN OHIO FAIR
LARGEST PEEMIfMS OFFER
ED JX THE STATE.
I A, -
n.icr.s r.icii .iv
On all Koail cenUriu? ia CloV
luna, for FrelgU aud i'&sseager.
Will have commodious quarters on
TICKETS FIFTT CEBITS
Good for Fair and Races.
r Kor Information or Catalogue, address
tlie .Secretary at Cleveland, Ohio.
BAM. BU1UUM, Sec'y.
4tt 4 J. P. ROBISON, Tres.
And Don't be Deceived into Buying
AS THEY ARE SOLD WITH A
Do Quicker &. Better Bakinq,
m Be More Durable & Lasting,
13 , Have More Conveniences.
I I tat W III V I v wunwiiiiiwv
Use One-Third Less Fuel,
Aud to Im made wllh
GREATER EXPENSE AND CARE
tLin u; other Use of Sural in the world.
EIGHTY-FIVE SIZES AND KINDS,
For Any and All Kinds of Fuel.
Prices fr:a 120 1; ,65, Tally Trisiii.
THtr Ji.ht.iii THE
Standard Cooking-Stores of A merle
isi art soil H seme first-cliss dealer eYtnmlai,
MINNESOTA AND DAKOTA,
Winona & St. Peter Railroad Co.
The Winona ft Ht. Peter Railroad Com.
sarjy Is uow oltertne for Kale, at vkky low
prlcrs. lis land graul lands along; the Hue of
lis tiauroaii lu oouuiero jaiuuesoia ana
Kastero Uakota, and will rerelve la pay.
ment thereior, at par. any of the Mortgage
Kouds of said i ompany.
Them lauds lie la the great wheat belt of
me norm west, in a runiaie nnsurpafned ror
healtbfulaeai, and In a country which Is
belne rapidly settled hy a thriving and in
dastrlous people, composed to a largo ex
tent of farmers, from the Eastern and the
older portions of tho Northwestern Hiatea.
H. M. BI KIUARD, Land Agent for
sale or Lands of said Company, ut H A 11-
HHtLL, LYON COUNTY, MINNESOTA.
GEO. P. GOODWIN, Land Com,
Uenerai OrUce of Chicago A North-Wi
tern Railway Company, Cuk.'aOO, 111.
avrTo all persons requesting Informs,
lion, by mail or otherwise. Circulars aud
Maps will be sent free of cost by aald Land
Couimbuioner or said Land Agent.
0 TEARS TO PAY FOB A FJR.n,
$4 to SIO Per Acre.
Bmli and Maple Land In Michigan
In the itllLLHIX A HK .K !T ol
Ike Grand Kaplda and Indiana
Btroneaoll snrerro p- plenty ortina-
ver u drought no clilui-U bug"
no lion per.'
B n n n I na; at rea ma p n re water read y
markeu-ftrliuoU- Hailrwad rtiui
deled tliroueu centre ul tne Kraut,
(tend tut pamphlet, lUigllau or
Addrewt IV. O. IirCIf ART,
GRIND RAP I IIS, All II.
LAFAYETTE PLACE !
GEO. H0MAN, Proprietor.
NEAR TUE II.&O.A -VZ O, ,1 e V. I: A IL-
JtOAD ItEPOTH, TIFFJX, O-,
Thla HnlAl ha. tiAen n.al, fnmlaliAil anil
refilled aud atlords comfortable accommo- )
dations for the traveling community and
TiU'lN.O., April 1st, 1.Y7X. n35-lln.
LOOK AT TINS!
THE PATRONS SUPPLY STORE
la Tiffln, In addition to keep
of OKUC'EUIkH, HAKUWAk, HLixi
ol every description, are now selling tie
eif rau u i kha ji i suru nno
WOW HK. uanurrtciored at r ren.r.nt, Ohio.
Tbe MAMMH.LOM UAktltK, with
Automatic Wire Binder, and Minnesota
n at an Cord nder Attachment rive
Mtferens HI yle of Cora flows. Check
Kow and lirill Lcru J'Unters. for one and
two horses. Lnoiuii A Nymau's Steel and
ast flows. Uale flu lied 1'lows. leiwr.
Ht. John and Keinlacten ttenlnt
MK to yonr Interests and examine our
goods uelore purc-haning.
No, 3 Xat lTall Illoek.
B21tr C..C. PARK, Agent.
CASH LUMBER YARD !
AU those needing anything In UieLwuber
Hue will nud that
J. 31. HERSIIBERGER
Is giving more material for the money than
ny oilier dealer lu tne city, ne lias a,i
iDdiof LUMBER, LATH andtolilNULU
wnlcn he IssWIin,; to the cnulicehean fr
enaai. Hls stock consists ut all kinds ol
8ID1NO, WORKED FLOORING.
BATTZNH. Et, Etc.
Be is also making a spwlalty to pnrchss-
era of car load lots, having iuale arrauKS
menU direct with the manufacturers to nil
all bills of that kind, tnereby saving las
expense of making the trip, and thus get
ting Jut what they want.
Kerneuitx-r, all those wishing large
lots, to eaii on uie before parchatuK else
where. J. AI. H KHSUfcHtOElt.
Ottjck av Yard Corner mT Miami
ad Ballraad Bis. it
And MANTELS of American and Italian
ALL KUNLkJ OF
Done to irtfv at prices as low aa the lowest
Works on Waahlu ton street Wire
Arer's Agne Cure,
FOR TUE SPEEDY RELIEF OF
rever and Agne, Intermittent Feer,
I mil rever, ataaiiin sever,
Onoab Agae. aerlMilel nr
Ulllnas er. etc.. nnd In
deed nil (no naTelna
watch aria frwen auaj
Inrlnna, nurtk, or
Has been widely used during
the Uut twenty-five years, lu
the treatment of these dis
tressing diseases, and with
such unvarying anccem that
ll haa gained the reputation
of belLg Infallible. The
shakes, or chill, once broken
by it. do cot return, until tne auease is con
tracted again. This has made it an accept
ed remedy, and trusted specific, for tin
Fever and Ague of the West, and the Chills
and Fever ol the Month.
Ayer's Agne Cure eradicates the nnxlons
poison (rout the the system, and leaves tbe
patient aa well aa belore tbe attack. It
thoroughly expels the disease, ao that no
Liver Complalnta, Khenmaluin, Neuralgia,
liysentery or Debility follow the rare. In
deed, where disorders of Uie Liver and
Kowels have occurred from Hiasniatic
Poison, It removes the cause of them and
thev disappear. Not only is it an effectual
cure, but, II taken occasionally by pate nts
exposed to malaria. It will expel the poison
and protect them from attack. Travelers
and temporary residents In Fever and Ague
localities are thus enabled to defy the
disease. Tbe General Debility which la ao
apt to ensue from continued exposure to
Malaria aud aliasui, baa no speedier
For Liver Cemplalnf s. It Is an excellent
DR. J. C. AYER & CO.,
Practical and Analytical Chemists.
Sold hy all Druggists and Dealers
Crockery and Glassware !
John N. Jentgen
Baying opened a
Croclery and Glassware Store
In Kasta' block, on Boutn Washington Ht
announces to tbe pnhlle that he will keep
on nanu roraata everything usually aopi.iu
nro-ciatM store oi mis Kluu.
Kemeiuber the place.
Has purchased Uie Livery ntaule at the
Commercial House Ram
And auks the public for share of patron'
age. .veryining is new in ue baru
and the public can always get
Good Horses and Fine
At Reasonable Rates.
Call and see the new arrangement.
Ccr. Washington aid Perry Sts
En 1 ranee on Perry Street.
Hardline Music and ererrtnlns! In the
Hue ol Hook binding: donsbv ine In the oral
of style, aud at reasonable rates. Old Books
re-bouud. Mive ineaeali.
Peopia are ceulag acqaalawd-aad ttaow La
are not ouac to be wits tfce woadrfui Rirriu cr
tuat treat saMrtcaa Kemxlr, the
FOB. MAH A5D BEAST.
Thbllalmrnt Trry aatnrally ongtaated ta kmr
ca. wbm Katois provides la bar lanormtnry surk
(n.-prlaliur antkloCe tot Uie maladies of herckll
iRi Its tame kaj Un sproadlag f"C 3 earn,
antU now H eaclrcars the haMtable kjl.e.
The atexlcaa MaMang Ualmnrt B a malchlefui
To Mock owners aad tsraters It U lnTatuahl.
A single bott often saves a bumaa Ufe or rt
suirrs Uie stef nhwM of aa rxoelksit aorae. m,
cow, or theep-
It carts lent rr. hofil, aollow bora, grub,
srrew.worm. thoald-r rot, Bianir. th bite and
stlcgsot potenauos reptiles and tats. aad every
surh draw back to stock brwliag aal tsch M.
It cores every external trouble of bom, aaoh
as kunenesi. scratcacs, swlnny. i.pnlnA. tuuadr,
wind gall, rtnc boce.t&.tc
Tbe Mnlrt xtaua( LloUnvat la tbe sjofeknt
eon ta the woral for aecideau occairlns; la the
luallr. as the ateoce cf a psTSfSaa. sock as
barns, scald, tpraln. cols. etc.. aad t rtinnn
turn, aad athTBc&a t-ncvadcrvd ry expjsure. rit
ttralariy Tahublo to Xloen.
It U taeeheapest remedy la the worid. tur at
pvnrtraUs Uie msacJe la the bone, aod a uagta
appllcatloa to cvttenlly MftVient to core.
Mt-xlcaaxtLisiaactJalsient to put Bp La three
six. -i of buttiej, the Urxtr obts being proourtksv
BC.1 s.m-U IW rhrauc-x buti evry Wbra
For .11 kioda of JOB PRINTING
tpri8 to Bait the times.
GEO. H, HUSS'iRED
I.00MIS' STOSE FSOSiT
All Kinds of
F.ir y.iua; a;..l old.
Albums, IVket Hooks,
TOYS l1"? Kv,'rJ't,,ln ,bfl Holiday
Ticturcs a Specially !
The FlN&Tever brought to the city.
Don't fall to call and lie made hnppv for
a ery little money. uKU. It. HUSH.
Jewelry Store has been Removed
Commercial House Block.
Wliers will lie fonnd ail the
LATEST PA TTEIIXS OF
At Prices to suit Kvervliodr. Uive nsn call
TI! I l. OHIO.
Capital ?nJ .Surplus $150,000
J. II. UKIM1S.
J. W. I'H A MHKKI.IN,
J. U. KKOMT, - .
- - - l n--. u i-r
J. I. Loon IS.
A. U. MNSATH,
A. H. HoviT,
J. ki. Nsvlos,
G O VERTSTMKlSr T
Local Bonds anil Securities
QoU and Silver Coin,
Forelsn and Domestic Iichnse, tie.
Issnes ("KKTIKICATIfSor HKPfJSIT hear-
Ins Interest; lliseountH Fapr of everv de-
soriplluu aud dees a Uenerai Hanking Itml-
UIII01I CHURN CO..
At their works, south-end of Waslilntjton
Ht. bridge, tlit-y are prt-p'irt-d to lunnsli
PINE, OAK ami
SIDIXti, Etc;, Etc.
guaranteed and prlcet
Call and see them
HAM OrfcM.llA UNK
la rV-nf-y's Hlok, Walilnston St., and wlil
lp the rar Bto-lt-l wltti th
ilHt Kranda f
ALE, IJEEI, WINES,
LIQUORS, CKiAHS, Etc.
AH lOTfrsof tlic bvi-re ar Uivltt-d to
call, as we "study to lm:"
L'old Lnnrhrs s.nul
Herved at all hoars and on short notlr.
M. K. JchDDT Koli-rlis4 ln r-d as
clerk, and would lie to lumi an i iiii ti
friends. Wive us a call.
Drms on Hhort Not!-s snd st falillvlo
prices at this ols
A 1 T i 1 1
We wonld .late I " tu' pnblltf that we are now prepared t do all kinds of
Iron, Slate & Tin Roofing.
Our lrm ftnnfliiar is roactxirH. tli? bt now in u? : It U Che" .per thin SaiUkilcM auJ w:ll
litt much lotit r, ;tuU is
FIRE AND LIGHTNING TROOF.
V are Acnt
AX WHULF.A1.K FKll'KH.
House - Furnishing Goods.
You can !et anything you waul In the Honse-r'iirnisi.iusr ILmkis Line.
SILVER, YOOI AND WILLOW WARE, a L;rge Variotj.
Il.vdso Spouting anil Job Work of Every Description,
Done Promptly anI at Rottom Prices.
MYERS fc CO.
HEIliH & L4B4R,
Stoves, Tin Ware
Udl SK FIE.MSU1NG GOODS.
IRON anON ROOFING,
And nil kindnof JoK WllUK done
in a workmanlike umnut-r.
PARLOR SUIIS Of SEVEN PIECES FOR $59119
Dressing Case Suits, Full Marble, for $60.00.
UNDERTAKING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
: ARE THE
FINE AND CHEAP
Mae VAX DIKS and
Staple Cfoceries, Hams Choice
Warm Meals or
KPAY I UU IMS'K, WAHHI.NUTON
OrrunlTS C'oL'KT Hot RK-
l'.r ti;c tvlelr:tteJ
AND COITER WARE.
AN1 I'KAI.KHH I.V-
- " A.i.s . .
Oil f JJLL DESCRIPTION
I .' YCUr
COLLI MS &.CO.
Nt W r.tTY
HUTS of all Varieties.
Cigars and Tobaccos of all Kinds
Luiu - h at all Honrs.
T.' ' 'Ti ii if
,7" - - ' - - L .
KUDER & FREY!
'AstiCIAUic xttll'AI II atestM.
oii: Ul s,
tiT HlR.lv' tirif:r.
We Use tlie Best Material
Aud oar WoiS is vtaal to tl lt In Uis
SAP.VEN'S PATENT WHEEL
And all otiinr lau and valualils Impmf. I
nu-iil'i, mi unod in In majiuliw:turs of our.
WliiclfrH. W iirrrf.s- always to inanufao-
Latent Style of Carriage
And di-fy roriiwlil!on, tli In Cumiuiss,
KcriiKnu iR0irTLi itthdibto.
Konm and Mtiop oo Mai Set street.
Slilnof HauduxSy Hivcr.
June 1 5. ivri.-ir
KL IiKlt A VKKY.
Jflfernon SI., Tittluhlo,
Hsv on lisnd a lare and Una ntixU
Carnages, Buggies and Wagons.
W E.N NEK A Co.
l ira a, O
JONES & BRO.
I II Ki It NflU K lK KMJlrt
T0HD.5 EMPIRE BLOCK,
AM) IIAVK Rr K1VKI)
A Jvr.W 1.1.-. ai UK
BITS, MPS, BOOTS SHOES
AND A Ofc.Nr.KAI. MT'J K Or'
(.unts' Fiinii.sliinff .immIs.
lull and t tl.ftu.
yo. ii Empire Block.
;(ii;i.HMKU- s tLOt Ki
Till lit tha Ufkt Kfttaldlolirite t In the I lty
ILIQUOIIS, WDiES, ALE, BEKR
Etc., always kept.
And a pleasant, qnurtroom.
Kfv-HlVMl dally dnrins; tltdr acasiin. I:vn7
thliix d-.irahi 1 au -sc9lieut AlAtaf
may always found at ttio
crrr billiard saloon.
CITf BILLUHD MOOM