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REPUBLIC, SATURDAY EVENING AUGUST fi 1887,
BALLADE OF ASPHODEL.
No h. will thrvad t!w winding y
Afar from fcnitl summer Ik-hI.
lU-oud the uti hattf .lie di,
llrwiml tlf ldjc .f wiuttr lt?
Iu thepn-vii tuiliffht, dniih .tt.
Of iiplai ltaiVtlirslui1ou-.tIuU,
Wlto fHiiiifvhil u fair ntrvat
There U-athaud linhnrt om I hey tar,
TlielowUihU I ar no yellow wheat;
No .hiiu1 .loth rw of mortal fra .
Of loniu UtK of iLk-Ls iliat Meat;
Nor wfnI tiitrrai jlotlillo nrlar,
Norsliri.'Lttli onl tmrtoll-tli Irll,
Hut oeiittfhtiHt iIkt pwt
Aloit the nitad nf aliiM
I would that tin-re m vul might stray,
I uouM im pluuitom, fafr an J lie (,
31i;:l't iVrte tlV UirJtii of tin ila ,
Might Irtnetho murmur of the Ktrvi-t;
Nor nith half hvartwl pratr entreat
Tli' lialf Uheel ui jrii-; Um ell
1 know the name I shall reeat
Along tlie mead of apI.oitft.
Queen Inerme. at le hite feet
lu life nt lot I ma) not tell.
Wilt giv me urUvme mltett we meet
Aliif the luead of asiiboilel
flraluun IL rotuio iu Iiugiuaii'i MaguIaMi j
A MIDDLE A(JEI) CIIEIiriJ.
I mil at my wits' i-tul. A I write, my
rat'if razor-in-n In-fore nu-: theliricrit
liliule-, luuliiiiiiml. nla' mill iiiululkil by
n-o. vircin a- llu-y emu' fmin tlie7-utlrrs
firp. lie rv.-uly in my liautl; lmt my hand
shrink- fruin tlie l.-i-t, tlie le-jerate
-tnke. At 4r. health, money, a wife,
rhililrt'ii (IIkiiiIi insuii-t them 1 well may
K-ar a irnulst-t. een. I may say, honor
niul nu iiiitil('nu-liel reputation, are not
tlnii-to W alviutloiieil without u trii
Kle. Yet life ami all the rest are embit
tered to me by one tin-fortune, which no
effort have eiiableil me to o ereome, no
Moiei-ni ha availed totlisresanl; ami. had
I the courage, priest as I am, I wouhl
strike the blow, and suicide should drop
the merciful curtain Uwn the pitiful farce
of my existence. Let me see if )iemii!i
the tale of my woes will rterv e my baud
to end them.
Yet the tale will lmt move the world to
laughter My wife ha. long inxih-ixmheil
me and tirpptl me "not to think of it;" as
well nrp" tlio eel not to think of hkinniiiR.
or the fugitive cur to disregard the kettle
t.ed to hi. tail. Hut then she is supjHirted
by the courage and a pxnl deal of the ap
IH'arance of a grenadier.
Old friends ppeak ympathlzinclv and
kiv. "Well, old fellow, I wish I had half
your complaint. But some men never
are satisfied." Ah! I know their tones
of recret and envy are mere mockerv;
safe in the possession of pray liairs and
couty toes, they know they can trifle with
me a they please.
I can scarcely bear to divulge my secret j
to those who do not know me and it, but
I must. My curse is this. 1, a man of
4 1. a hiisliaud, the father of a great lout I
of a lad n:id a pawky girl, a priest in
holy order and a bachelor of divinity, ,
have the face, the figure, the voice, and j
thecaruase of a cherry cheeked ixiy of
14. Ah! uu may laugh, but none can
know n hat I endure till they have tried
it Just consider. I look like a nice, i
healthy, lower school boy. My cheeks are '
pink and smooth; my hair l jellowand
roach and plenty of it; my waist is slim,
my liack is flat; 1 walk with a springy
Ftep: at times' involuntarily I rim, and 1
lielicve I still could lieat any alto in my
old st.1i.hi1 choir. j
It was not till after I left Oxford that I
liecatno conscious of my almctioii. At
pollesi many of us do like buy, and act ',
like Iwvs too. My post was naturally the !
pleas;iiit one of cox of the college eight, and
although raftmeii and tuirgees guffawed
privily when I came down to the tm.it.
and little Imjsfrom the towjiath mimicked
my shrill. imiK-rative voice, still I was
-tted and Jnipular, R-s cox is by virtue of
Ids ofllcc. and I was happy. They carried
me shoulder high round the ijuad and
placed me on thu table at "wines" to plw
my treble songs, and, if I felt like a tit
mouse lteside thegiantsof my crew. 1 was
but fulfilling my steersman's mission.
Those, indeed, were golden days. Hut
from the time I "announced a determina
tion to take orders, trouble grew up
around me. Tutors said they doubted if
1 should have "enough influence;" clergy
men, to whom I applied for a title, seemed
skeptical of my ".seriousness" and when
1 called on the examining chaplain to the
bishop of my choice and explained the ol
ject of my visit, the good man looked puz
zled, but smiled kindly and asked with a
surtoiit point de zele air if I didn't think
1 hail better not have troubled to come to
him till I was within more measurable
distance of tha earliest age for ordinal ion.
And at that moment I was 24.
At that time, indeed, I knew I looked
lwyish: but then I often felt bojish, ami
not being a vain peacock, I gave little
critical study to my appearance; vanity is
not my besetting sin, aud in those days 1
did not stare gloomily in the glass for the
purpose of detecting some hope, some
promise of age, or, indeed, for any
other purpose. Though below the
middle height, I am not a dwarf, and
as yet the awful conviction of the truth
had not forced itself upon me. I did not
know how childlike a front I presented.
At last, however, I obtained a curacy in .1
parish, where we liad a fine old church, a
considerable choir, and several other
curate, and, finding my vicar kindly, and
his wife ioitiely anectionate, 1 settled
down to my work and looked forward to
a liappy and beneficent life. Within a
week my hopes were crushed. There
In-fell me a calamity which has left me
cur since a blighted and dispirited iK-ing
I had but just lieen ordained, and 1 was
M-. y full of the solemnity and the dignity
of my new posjtiyu. We had just finished
a wedding in hinnble life, and about half
mi hour wa to elac before matins. I
had taken a snlwnlinate iart in indls
solubly voking a liashful country lass
to a very lienniscd looking gaby from the
plow tail, and wa waiting in my
surplice for the service iu which I was, so
tosjieak, to make a "first appearance.'
The weather wa hot, and I laid aside my
stole and hood for awhile; for I was a
proud and cureful of their untarnished
rustling glory a a mother of her llrt
1iun; and I stood at the vestry door chat
ting to my vicar and two of my fellow-i-unitcs,
who were making their mvstical
toilet within. On a sudden I beard a very
heet girl's voice saying, "Oh, 1 do wish
I could make out this window there
should lie some one to explain it," and
looking down the church I saw otie stout
-lderly lady and two slim young ones ex
amining a window of Ananias and Sapphi
ra. I looked again at the girl, and oh,
Joy' I recognized two fair Americans who
luul apteared in Oxford during my lat
term there and had lieen the objects of my
passionate and heart stricken devotion.
Never had 1 forgotten them. Cajolery
and intri4iie h.ul once brought me into
the same room with them, but l-efore I
could find an opirtunity for an introduc
tion lliey were gone, and I saw them no
more. Now was my time. Straight I
rrlpjied down the steps of the ct ancel and
presented myself K-fore them lit; a knight
errant, as I thought, coming to deliver a
distressed maiden. "You would like to
know what the subject of the window iv"
1 asked blandly. "It is very old glass
and very quaint; allow me to explain it."
und I sailed ilnently on. "Dear me"'
cried the elder lady presently, when I
cainc to a pause, "how interesting! What
a very liappy idea to have the church
shown in this way, i.nd what very nice
choristers there are here; so intelligent
and well liehaved!" I thought this rather
irrelevant and was puzzled, tint all
praise of the chun h just then was
honey to me. and I said complacently,
"Ye", the choir i very good; we take great
pain, and great attrition i paid to dis
cipline "' Whv the .iiii 1Ums should
nave tuieicii. or me l iail iiae liNikeit
snail -ahro.nl, 1 could imi mil" but a
people were Is-ginning tocunii- into chinch
in considerable numlters 1 drew toward
the chain el steps d coiirmg n I went,
mid then, as we rem tied the chancel gate.
1 iaued, intending, before we parted, to
make some .-illusion to having met them ill
Oxford. The elderl lady, however, mis
took me. She sto-H-d at the foot of the
steps, where her head wa still slmhtly
almve mine, and bringing her hand out of
her vkct. where she had N-en fumbling,
slipicd a half crown into my ialm and
said. "There, my little man. that will do.
jou've got u all very nicely, now I must
just give jonone kiss, my dear." and with
that 1. yes I. was kissed publicly on my
own chain cl steps, under my own rood
screen. In-fore the eyes of my own pastor
and Ilock. "Oh, yes! dear little fellow,"
cried the young ladles, "he is so pert and
cunning." and they too kissed me witli
great goodwill 1 stood with flaming
cheeks anil mouth ngaH the half crown
still iu my hand, watching them as they
complacently retreated dowu the aisle.
Then, when they had disappeared, roused
bv the titter il ladies and the guffaws of
my fellow clergy at the vestry door. I tied
hastily and buried by blushes among the
registers and surplices of the vestry.
It was useless to remain in that jiarish.
The conduct of the congregation next
Sunday, when I stepjied forth to read the
lesson, proved that to demonstration. Of
course such a story had spread like wild
tire. The church was crammed, and when
iu reading almut David, who was "niddy
mi,l withal of a lieaiitifiil countenance," I
came to the wonls, "lyjok not on his
countenance or on the height of Ills stat
ure," there arose such a stilled laughter
ns sounded like the wind among dry
leaves. I stopped short, consumed with
shame and mortification, unable to sec the
lxxik for tears, and then, with an astute
ness I did not know I ixissesscd, judi
ciously fainted away and was borne out
like a child in the arms of the basso
It wa a skillful stroko and might have
retrieved me, but 1 could not brook to re
main there longer, lly the assistance of
the archdeacon and the consent of the
bishop, who tned hard not to laugh while
he gave it. 1 was transferred to another
county Hut though no like blow- fell on
me there, I saw the attempt was useless.
Did I go to school to catechise or exhort
the boys, my presence was a signal for
disorder As a matter of course my au
thority was disregarded. Girls chatted
under my nose, boys extract ed from
dirty breeches pockets pegtops and
toffee liefore my very eyes, and even
looked to me for encouragement, and if
the master was forcwl to (time to the
rescue mid cauealad. the ingenuous youth
would apinal to me, with an air that said
as plain as wonls, "Come, you know what
alley tor are? Why don't you mit a stop
to tiii grown up tyranny'1 Have you no
fellow feeling" At baptisms mothers re
fused to let me officiate upon the bawling !
infant, vowing "they weren't agoin' to let I
that theer careless ly play no tricks with
the blessed baby." My ministration pro
voked hilarity at funerals, and nine an i
irate virago, with whom I was e.xiotu
lating on the wickedne of her ways, ,
soused me neck and crop, clerical hat and i
all, into her soapsuds and xvashtub. I
With much pain I dropped my holy I
calling. Marriage and a literary life ab
sorbed some years. I strove heaven
knows how earnestly to correct the vice '
of my appearance, but the more I nd- l
vanced in life the more absurd matters !
grew Occasional glimis.es of hiieoiilyj
proved delusive and plunged me back ;
again into a darker despair. If I have I
tried one intent infallible whisker pro- (
ducer I have tried twenty. I have lieen a .
mine of wcalt'i to liarbers. Fluids that '
would make an elm plank sliaggy simply '
make my cheek look chapped. Many a !
time have I gone to rest diuilvd with !
pomade, only to find in the morn-1
ing that it liad lied from my chin iu :
the night to seek a more hojn-ful
ground on the pillow. Once a slight !
downy efilores-cence made its appearance
under my jaw, and for days I was almost j
delirious with joy, and walked the streets I
with my chin in the air to show my 1
manly lieard. Alas' like Jonah's gourd,
it withered in one night, as it grew. Sud
denly it dropied off and left my face hair-
less as the sole of ray foot. At 40 I still
looked like 14.
Hut though I looked as If time had
stood still with me, iu fact it has made
as pod haste as with other folks. My
wife is half as tall again as I, aud twice
ns heavy. When 1 give her niyarmslie
puts her fingers into my armpit, and ik-o-ple
are ceasing to take her for my
mother and think I am her grandchild. I
am blest with a hopeful young family, a
boy alula bony, awkward girl, who looks
already over the crown of my head and
has to stoop down to kiss me. The boy I
do think an extraordinary creature, lie
is not more tlian 111, but he looks as much
older than his age as I, so to speak, l(Nk
younger than mine. He i tall and
burly, and has a mighty mature and
lumpili look. The brard which fate
has denied me adorns him, and with a
double iiortion, and, now that his voice
has broken and settled itself into n. kind
of hoarse bray, bojish Is the last word to
apply to him.
I took him down the other day to Harl
borough school to enter him there. My
railway journey was neither more
nor less of a misery to me tlian
usual. An economically minded ticket
lnlcctor remarked consideraUly to
niv son, "I'd have iiassed him
with n half ticket, sir' You needn't have
got a whole 'tin." 1 went to the refresh
ment room and asked for n four of whisky.
The young lady behind the liar leant over
and cried. "Oh! you horrid little Uiy' I
shan't give you nothing but a glass of
milk and a bun. not if you was ever so.
To tnink of the likes of you wanting fours
of Scotch, iiJeed!" and a burly country
man standing by smote me on the liack
till I choked, and"gnfr.-wed. "Haw' Haw!
Thee'rt a good 'mi. I loikes thy cheek,
little chop," and in trying to force on mo
a drink of hi ln-er contrived to Hiur
some half pint intoiiiy no kand waistcoat
and then cursed me for his own clumsi
ness The lmokstall man treated inewith
iiolite indifference and paid no more at
tention to me than to a spaniel. Finally,
when a grim old lady gat into our slack
nig carnage sue nxcu me mm a stony eye
and said. "Ohl you nasty little lmyl
Miioking at your age! Where do you ex-I-ct
to n. to' ' and proceeded to take my
I pijie away from me; while the other ias
sengers said, -'Well, he is too young to lie
smoking, for sure," and that lout of a son
lot mine went black in the face with
I laughter and declined to come to the
llnrllKirough was reached at last, and
i we walked up to the headmaster's house.
1 Withsomedilliculty and two half crowns I
j induced the incredulous butler to usher us
' In. and having gU rid of his first notion
that it was, as he said. "a 'oax," I found
, I hail cast out the first devil only to have
1 a more wicked one take his place: for
' now he winked jocosely and liade us
"come this way, young genle'meil," and
actually imked me in the ribs before g'-
ing round the screen n"' ushering: u into
'the thetor's prescme. 1 was wild with
j wrath at the indignity. "IWor," said
I I, fiercely and shrilly. "I lnnst protest. I
I insUt, sir." He glared at me haughtily,
and then, turning to my lout. said. "Is
! tills some farce If. sjr. a I siipKse,
j you are bringing your little brother to en-
i U-r him at the school, let me say that we
have the means," and he swished his
hand through the air, "of correcting that
unbridled and insubordinate demeanor
which the loss, no doubt, of a father, and
the absence of parental control, has in
duced in him. I see," said he, as the
gaby turned crimson and shuffled from
one foot to the other, "your brother's
Iiertness not unnaturally discomposes you;
in-heve me, 1 attach no blame to you, und
I tl-ii-lr " i iliU siirnilicautlv. "we can
soon remedy it
.My cup brimmed over What exaitly
I said I will not retniit Ix-t me not for
get that 1 am a tlergvuian. mid that it is
my duty alike to forgive my enemies and
to eschew b.nl language, but for the
nonce my language was very luid in lecd,
and very wrathful, and the matter was
made all the worse by the fact that
the doctor wa but a young man "Sir,"
I cried, "I took an honorable degree at
Oxford when yon were still lieing biithiil
at school, and was a priiM in holy order
U-fore ev er you w ere in coat tail. Huvv
dare you giln' at my personal apin-aram-e.
sir? How-dare you make a mock of my
infinintv You seem so inhuman, and so
indecently fond of the most degrading
Iiart of your dutie. that 1 would gladly
leave thisgymiiug oaf with you, and then
he would get the thrashing he deserves
for exulting in his father's diomtlture.
Hut then I should have to sieak with
you, sir. to se.ik with you' and I will
not lower myself by having anything to
do with you. evil communications corrupt
gtnsl manners, sir. mid 1 will not stoop to
unn'ril my own ginnl breeding by coin
mr.nicating with a insl.-igogue, who, in
stead of n scholar and n geutleinin, np
Icars to ln a coxcomb and a Unir.' and
with this tirade 1 tiling out of the room in
a rage, and my son slunk out at my heels.
I was speechless with furv till we got
some distance from the house. Then,
looking up, I saw that my wretched Imy
was sniggering still, and iu my uiortillca
tion 1 struck him with my cane. There
were sev eral of theladsalniut.and he, jnmr
fellow, was high mid mighty in his new
tail coat, and he felt the indignity. He
lost his temiKT, as I had lost mine, and,
turning on me. he Imxed my ears. This
was too much To what depth of con
tempt MUsl I have fallen! I dropjnnl on
n ln-nch and burt into tears the bitter
est tears. I think, that ever man shed.
I gave him money and sent him home
alone, and then I wandered away iu inde
scribable wretcheduess. I was blind to
all that passed; I neither saw nor cared
where I went. 1 could not even pursue
one train of thought, however miserable.
Not that nny oblivion came mercifully to
relicv e me f rom my sufferings. I passed
through moment after moment of exqui
site pain, but each seemed Isolated, and to
lie endured by itself seiarately, and with
out any continuity with either the mo
ments that went In-fore or those which
followed after How the time went I do
not know, but after what 1 thought was a
great while I found myself sitting by a
dull, dark stream, staring gloomily into it.
I do not know- what was passing through
my mind: pcrhaiis no settled thought had
formed itself; but I was in a very abyss of
despair. Suddenly I felt a little hand
thrust Into mine, and a clilld kissed me.
I looked up and saw n village girl of 7 or
S years old, very plain but for a pair of
wistful eyes, who gazed pitifully at mc
and said, "I'oo lmy!" From her lips 1 did
not wince at the reproach of youth. Slow ly
I came out of the dark mood In w hich I was
ready for 1 know not what rash act; and
in talking to the little girl, and feeling
her hand confidingly in mine, I gradually
found couiiMtstire and resignation. She
was very shy, and even stupid, and, when
I got her to sin-nk, her voice was coarse,
and she talked iu a v illaiuoiisly provincial
accent; but still, by her mute kindliness
and fellow feeling, she had saved me from
what I dared not contemplate, and I owed
her a debt of gratitude which I could not
Alas) these milder moments were not
for long. At last I reached home, and
found the lniy, who had preceded me, had
told his story from his own point of view,
and iny whV, in'rhajis rightly, took hi
lart. "I suppose." she said with stately
censure, "1 suppose it is Useless to lnn
that you are asharaeil of y ourself, but 1
nm ashamed of you. Xb wonder you look
siicli a baby when you give way to such
childish tempers. At your age to mind
what you look like! You don't act like a
man and yon don't deserve to In- treated
like one. And to strike the rnr boy ln
fore the whole school! Oh, it was too
I daresay it was; but it was not dis
creet to tell me so, and she does lut know
what I feel. Her chiding has brought
luck all my old bitterness and gloom,
and I think if I were now on that river
kink ngain. not even the little girl would
save me. Hut men are weak, and for the
present, for wnnt of a convenient way
over to the other side, 1 must stay on this
and abide my life ns best I can. When I
am gone, if 1 go, this narrative may per
haps lead a few to think not too harshly
C me. Jerome "eo in Belgravia.
Tlie Chines (Juartrr In New York.
Ill 1875 there were but about ISO China
men in New York. The Chinatown of
the present was a very insignificant col
ony, and a queue seen on the streets
created a sensation, at least among the
Rinks of the small Iniys downtown. Now J
there are fully !,XK) Celestials in this city.
They are doing well in various lines of
bu-ines, and there are a large number of
them who have Iwnk accounts running
into thou-muls and tens of thousands of
dollars. In fact there are at least two
Chinese merchants in Mott street who each
own considerably over $100,000 iu prnjierty
and money. It was not until 18T5 tliat
the Chinese took possession of Mott street.
At tliat time the six companies of San
Francisco, which practically controlled the
Chinese population of that city, established
an agency iu this once fashionable street.
As new arrivals from the flowery king
dom appeared on the scene they settled
down in this spot and Chinatown waxed
and grew- strong, until it became what it
now is, a veritable city within a city, hav
ing its own iminieipal government and iu
most matters making laws suiting itself,
and growing in strength oblivious of Un
political and social amenities of the great
city around it- The Chinese evidently ln--lieve
in cioso corporations. New York
Mail and Express.
An African l'titentate.
The kieg's clothing consists of a red
cloth, sugar loaf cap, a few brass rings
upon his amis, coral necklace and a yel
low silken loose robe. His wrinkled fore
head shows that he has had trouble iu his
He is very civil to his chiefs, sending to
each, aftet they make olK-isance,a pieceof
kolah nut. He sent to each of us the
All who approach the throne, the mo
ment they enter the on-n space in front
rigidly kept clear double their right
hand into a fist mid shake it at the king.
This, which is a signal of assault and
battery heie, is in Africa correct court
etiquette. It means: "I hope that 1 see
you strong and well, O king, like unto
my fist and my arm."
.Makinc Thrm "Tor III Mark."
Over in New York the ferry mid steamer
I landings are surrounded with howling
i molis of drivers, mid at the entrance to
the (Jrand Central depot they form an ex
ceedingly unpleasant gauntlet that can
only be cscaK-d liy vvayot the elevated.
In Saratoga 1 saw a painter brushing out
a wide red liue on the station platform
about fourteen inches from the edge. He
told me that the mark was designed as a
place for the stopping of hackmeli's toes.
To step over it is to step iuto jail. If not
restricted their rivalry would lead to kid
naping travelers. "Humbler" in Hrook
Tlie lleautr of Yarhllnp.
Vanderbilt's tour around the world iu
his yacht isn't such an extravagant affair
after all when it is n raemlim-d that he
will thus escain.- tipping every second per
son he meets on Ids travels. St. l'aul
Hystander Doctor, what do you think
of this man's injuries? Doctor Humph!
Two of them are UDdoubtedly fatal, but
ns for' the rest of them time alone cau
tell. Texus Sittings.
Till: LAWS 01' HKIiKIMTY.
STUDIES DRAWN FROM A COLLEC
TION OF FAMILY RECORDS.
Little IlinVrenrt Iti-tueen tli Seir In
tlie I'rriiiteury of Cooit Hint llHit leni
n IVihio-i- M4 llrrt-tlitary Any
.Mr. Francis C.-dtou. whose studies of
the laws of heredity drawn from h l.i
thinoiis lolleitiou of family refolds must
ln well renieinln-red. has just priu1-d in
The Fortnightly Iteview the result of Lis
investigation of the fi.ets (oniertiing . h-it
is familiarly i.illed -teiunr." mid p.irtu
ularly the proirtious of gmnl and kid
teiiln-red n-rsoiis in Knglish domestic life
aud the heredity ot ' tenin-r." We can
not follow all the variation of .Mr. ti.il
tou's research, or reproduce hi Ingenious
calculat ions, but only note a few results
lVrhap it may In-thought surprising that
the proportion of good temin-ieil and bad
temin-red persons is almost exactly eiiual.
The first set of data which Mr." tialton
tried gave the projnirtion of the good to
the bad tempered a 4 to ,2, the second
set ns 47 to X There is little difference
ln-tvveeii the two sexes in the frequency of
good and bad tenin-r, but that little is iu
favor of the women, since alniut 4," men
arc recorded as gornl lemin-red for every 55
who are bad. and conversely 55 womeu as
gmnl temn-red for 45 who are liad.
Of l,:iiW children, o'.'l were gmnl tem
pered and :M2 were liad, with "115 wanting
sin-cial characteristics of temper. The
gmnl and the k-ul tempered were thus
equal again, tlie neutral or medium class
In'ing a numerous as the other two com
bined, result which Mr. Callon says ber
emphatic testimony to the correct judg
ments of his compilers. As to the au
thority of thee compilers or leimrter.
and the capacity of any oliserver to deal
with the subject, he admits that "accu
rate discernment nnd designation of char
acter Is almost In-youd the reach of any
one, but, on the other hand, a rough
knowledge and description of its promi
nent features is easily practicable;" and
he rightly thinks that there can lie little
doubt of the value of "testimony of a
memln-r of a family who ha seen and ob
served a in-p-on iu his unguarded moments
nnd under very varied circumstances for
many years. "
liHir.niTY or TF.Mrr.rc.
Mr. Calton is dear iqion the important
question of the heredity of teniK'r; ho
says it is "as hereditary" as any other
"I have forty-three cases where both
parents are recorded a ginnl tempered
and twenty-live where they were both bad
tempered. Out uf the children of the
former ill) JH-r cent were good teliiiered
and 10 jn-r cent. Uid; out of the latter 4
percent, were gmnl and 52 percent, bad
temjiered. This is emphatic testimony to
the heredity of temper "
And he attempted, with still more suc
cess, to answer the universe question- Do
g;l tempered families of brothers and
sister have, on the whole, gmnl temjiered
ancestors, and bad vvininTrd families bad
tctnin-red one? A gmnl tenqn'red family
he defines for the purpose as one in which
at least two inemln-rs were gmnl tcniierl
and none w ere bad, and a bad tempered
family as one iu which at least two iiiem-In-rs
were kid temin-red, whether or not
any case of good temjn-r were said to be
associated with them, and. as regards an
cestors, h.-takes the two iareuis'aud the
uncle and aunts on lmth side as the most
trustworthy group. On this Mr. Gallon
I have firty-ix gornl teinin-nnl families,
with an aggregate of 55C1 parent, uncles
and aunt, mid seventy-one Iwd tempered
families, with (KKJ iiarent. uncle. and
aunts. In the former group St! nrr cent,
were gmnl tenqn-ied and 18 liad; in the
latter group 18 were good tempered and
20 were kid, the remainder being neutral.
More briefly weay that when the family
is good tenqn-nnl a almve defined the
nunilierof gnl tempered parents, uncles
and aunts exceeds that of the had tem
pered in the proportion of three to two,
and that when tlie family is liad tcuqn-red
the proportions are exactly reversed."
New York IV-l.
The Karl t' of the riaff.
The earliest iw of the Hag at sea was
merely as a signal, waved to the right or
left, without distinction 'of color or na
tionality Down to a comparatively late
period it was not the Hag, but the figure
head that was the emblem, the carved
image of the prow, of which Herodotus
gives us an instance in the wild boar of
the Samians, sawn off on defeat by the
jKginetans and deposited in the temple of
Minerva. No naval standard, similar to
those we have written of in use on shore,
have ln.-n discovered among the Kgyi
tians or Assyrians; either their sails were
embroidered with different emblems, or
tlagllke streamers, something like the
liargeinan's whiff, were displayed In-low
the staff The liomaiis had their rostra,
as all the world knows, among whom,
markedly in consequence of their univer
sal conquest on land, the art of naval war
gradually died out. and, as Mr Ijiughtou
writes (to whose lecture on the "Heraldry
of the Sea" we are much indebted), "any
tlags (nrrieil by ships then or for long
after were proluibly as mere ornaments,
emblems of religion or suin-rstitioii. of
personal vanity or party triumph."
Women anil tli YCrrd.
The French housekeeper delights in her
after dinner cigarette. The senora of
Harccloua loves in the evening to wrap her
black crepe around her head, and while
gently puffing her long tokicco cigarette
cast heart thrilling glances from her
kilcony akive the walks at the wiglns lie
low . While tlie lleruiah frail Ls fond of
her cigarette, or even cigar, and the lliis
sian wife is not far ln-hind her in her en
joyment of the weed, and even the
Japanese, Chinese, Tartar, Dutch and
Soudanese wives all like to let tobacco
smoke curl from their pretty mouths
toward the sky, the Italian signora is, n-r-haps,
the most ia.!onalely fond of thu
long thin cigar of the country called the
"Virginia." It is no uncommon sight of
a summer evening to see a party of ladies
s'oting in some cool terrace overlooking
the sen on the Cainpagna, while the music
of their velvety language keeps tune to the
soil splashing of the sea against the nn-ky
shore, and send rings of smoke from thoir
fragrant cheroots. Albany Journal.
WE MIGHT HAVE DONE WOnSE,
Tie-re's i.-anv a slip on the btoDy hillside
Of life as te up to the summit would chinti;
Tlie jKillm-iy ismrrow, the pitfalls itnwide.
And w e can gi. only on. step at a lime.
Then w Iiat -a . ilider so many hav mode a ini.tei-
And la lien? Iy-t us ihius ero tlieir sin e re
And btill reprouelies that come to the lip,
tr. otlKlit llmt we Lnow, we milit have done
If we bsu the pitfall are we uottohlanie
Iu a measure -if we did not there Uudly extend
Thohnndto tlicirsaTiuc Thesm id the same,
lie tlio victim a otrauer, or lie lie a friend.
And once he has fallen the widest is he
V ho hlops with a blesstn Instead of a curse
With a heart full- f pit fur lo" it may Is-
In climbing tht hill we might have done worse.
-Helen A Mauville
The Chinese lioast of a series of eclipses,
lecorded in the annals of the nation, ex
tending over n period of :t,'J0O ears, "nil
of which, they affirm, were not only ob
served but were calculated and figured in
advance. The golden age of Chinese as
tronomy was from iilmut tN7 to 4b0 H.
C Arkansiivi Traveler.
I Cincinnati is now making more machine
i than hand muile bricks.
Tin- OI,l Man Cnrol 'Km.
It npM-:,i . that m this kink the clerki
were licqiicttth conqK-llcd to ask the Jiay
mg tiller for a little financial assi.tain
In-tweeu p.iv day, and he. In-ing of a
kiudlv ilispnsii.iiu. cashed their due bills,
carrying the p.-qn-r in the drawer as so
much cash At the end of the month the
advance were ileilm ted fiom the salaries
of tho-e favored These pieces of psei
were professionally known as "snakes."
It so h.-qiH-ned on one incasion that thc
bank examiner pud his official visit when
t here were in the draw er "'snakes" amount
ing to akin! sf'.lio. and the paying teller
was louqnlled to confess that he often
advaiued money to thedcrks m tin man
lier. "ITs a bad pr.-o tiie." said the ex
amiiier, for it emoiirage extravagance,
mid i liable in uet you into trouble with
the lioard." Siiu after his ilciKirture the
cashier a venerable gentleman since de
ceasetl approached the paying teller and
asked what wa meant by the term
"snakes'" vi hich he had overheard Used in
the conversation with the examiner.
There was nothing left him but to explain
the whole matter, which he did by telling
how the young gentlemen in the kink
had gotten In-htiiilhmiil in their finance
and were foned to negotiate short loans
"And this is leally the condition of our
young meii" remarked the cashier.
"I am sorry to say yes."
"How mini, of thisp:qicr is there in the
"So much as that? I.et me see the
The little due bills were handed him,
mid he walked into hi private office. Iu
a few minutes he came out with a check
in his hand. It was his personal chirk for
the full amount of the "snakes." Said
"I'ut this in the drawer. 1 will give
these young men a ( Imnce," and he tore
into small pieces the numerous due hills
"They are now free; and let them keep so.
Don't advance any more money. Here
after 1 w ill loan it out of my private funds.
What they owe now is cninvled."
It look nkiut five minutes for this little
alTair to tv known in the bank, and every
man in the place at nine proceeded to
grumble to himself ln-caiise he did not
have a "uake" in the drawer at that par
ticular moment Philadelphia Bulletin.
ttyrup of Figs,
Manufactured only by the California Fig
Syrup Co., San Francisco. Cal is nature's
only true laxative. This pleasant Cali
fornia liquid fruit remedy may be had at
Dr. Casper's drug store, SOe. and SI bottles.
It is the most pleasant, prompt and effect
ive remedy known to cleanse the system; to
act on tin) liver, kidneys, and bowels gent
ly yet thoroughly; to dispel headaches,
colds, and fevers, and to cure constipation,
indigestion, and kindred ills.
The ih'iiinernt! of Wood, Seneca, Han-ei-k
ami Hardin counties renominated
JmlKe Henry W. Dodge for the common
A lVrilou Pontpoii.nient.
To jHtH)iie, when the duty for immedi
ate action is clear. Is always unwise, t.t
pecially is it so when increaslnx ill health
calls for a resort to medication. Diseases
of the Lnluevs and bladder are often of
svvlft i;rowth--alays of fatal tendency if
not combatted at the outset. We have all
- even the of us who are not remaikahly
well instructed -heard something of the
donirer attending Bright s disease, diahetes.
and other diseases of the kidneys or blad
der. l."t no one he foolhardy enough to
procrastinate if lie perceives the renal or-
Kans to he inactive. Hostellers stomach
Bitters are peculiarly adapted to overcome
this inaction, to suhVIently stimulate,
without exciting, the kidneys and bladiler.
Infinitely is this diuretic to he preferred to
the impure aud fiery stimulants of com
merce, which prove the bane of unwary
persons vv ith a tendency to renal troubles.
They are likewise incomparable for l--psia.
debility, fever and ague, and bil-iou-iie.ss.
Miles Morris was fatally wouniled by the
premature discharge of a cannon iu a .sham
battle at theold soldiers' reunion, at Marion,
Hood's Sarsaparilla is characterized by
thrie peculiarities: 1st, the cuniMiKitli'ii
of reiueili.il agents, sd, the jinijxjrtloii
3d. the jiriK-i.-oi of securing the active med
ical nualities. The re.stilt is a medicine of
unusual strength, etfecting cures hitherto
Wilfred liurier, the young leader of the
Canadian Liberal party, does not, for the
present at least, favor the commercial union
The genuine Brown's Ginger Is known to
do Its work. Why lose timein experiment
ing? In cholera and cramps time Is short
Krcd. Brown. Philadelphia. lt-S-J.
The democrats of the first sub-dlv ision of
the Second .ltnlici.il district of Ohio, nomi
nated 1). I- Meeker, of tiieenviile, for
common pleas judge.
Xfr ,..,.. Of the good things of this
VVVV l:f - .nrmuifull. lot
alone on account of Dyspepsia. Acker's
Aiyspepsir. uaoieis win cure nyspepsia.
inuifresuou anu isjasupiilion; Bum uu m
positive guarantee at 23 and SO cents, by
Frank H. Cobleutz, corner Market and
Tice Hall was shot and killed at Ceorge
town, Ky.. by Kugene Fitzgerald. It w
the result of a quarrel.
I.osr ami Koi'M. Found Tliat pain
quickly disappears w hen a o;i flatter s
applied. Besides they strengthen weak
parts and do more good in one-quarter the
tune than any salve or lotion. Jioji Poin
ters sold by druggists. 35 cents.
Henry McHrooni, under arrest at Fort
Smith. Ark., confesses to the murder of
Miss Watkins, at (ireeuville, Tex.
"The sun doth nourish aues." therefore
in the summer months it is only a measure
of common prudence to guard against ma
larious diseases. Intermittent fevers, agues
and bilious attacks.
"Many caes of fever and ague, dumb
ague and cougotive chills were promptly
arrested aud entirely banished by tlie use of
.Simmons l.iver Regulator. You don't say
half enough in -regard to the eflicacy of
that valuable medicine. Believe luevvheu
I say 1 was asutftrer for years and only
found relief hy its use." Koiieut J.
Wkkks, llatavia, Kane Co., 111.
The captain of the Canadian steam cruis
er intrepid seized the fishing boat Clold
Dust, belonging to Mr. iilanchard, a sar
dine packet at Kastport, -Me.
SIIII-OII'-S COUCH and Consumptim
Cure Is sold by F. A. Garwood on a guar
ntee. It cures Consumption.
Joseph Viiigliug, a school-tax collector,
at Alleiitovvu, I'u.. died July 24 last, and
his accounts are now found to be short to
the extent of S.".,000.
3v rr-o vO e. Blood Elixir is the only
TVyWj Blood Itemedv puaran.
teed. It is a positive cure for Ulcers, Erup
tionsorSyphilitic Poisoning. It purifies the
whole system, and banishes all Kheumatic
and Neuralgic pains. We guarantee it.
Frank H. Coblentz, corner Market and
The republican state central committee of
Ohio will meet at Columbus AugU9t Hi. to
select the executive committee. W. S. Cap-
peller will lie chairman.
SHI LOU'S VITALIZKK is what yon
need for consumption, l.oss of Appetite'
Dizziness, and all symptoms of Dyspepsia"
I'rice 10 and 7.1 cents per bottle. For sale
by F. A. Garwood.
,itlc- to Molhrrp.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup, for chil
dren teething, is the prescription of one of
the best female nurses and physicians In
tho United States, and has lieen used for
years with never-failing success by million
of mothers for their children. During the
process of teething its value is incalculable.
It relieves the child from pain, cures dysen
tery and diarrlnra. griping in th bowels
and wind colic. Hy giving : ealth to the
Olid It restth mother He SSr a bottle,
SCOTT'S EMULSION OF PURE
(xl Liter Oil. Willi 11) "ili"-. Iilte.,
For .hum; Tnmbh uml II n.(iiw '(
films. Dr. J. Silitoiiaiid. New Oilcan.
l,a.. says: "Scott's KimlNion is the Imest
prfparitlion of the kind. Iu affections of
the hinKS and other wasting diseases, we
may consider it our most reliable agent. In
a jierfectly elegant and agre-ahle form."
I II Wf In-cn for several years a ulferer
from hay fever and severe head colds, and
have tried other remedies m Inqw of gi t-
ting relief, but have found none that can
conniare with Kiv' Cream ll.ilin. I would
not N- without it for any coiisiiieration. It
is simply wiuidert id in its effects iqnui the
nasal organs. S. A. llnrtt, Wilmington,
I can cheerfully recommend Klj's Cream
Halm to the suffering public for hay fever
and stoppage of Ihe air iaage. I have
tried it, and find it give iniuiediatn relief
.1. K. Hector, -JO'J Ilock street. Little
Itock. Ark. i
Dear lirnther Meek, editor the (Vntruf
MitluxlM. fatletlshurg. Ky.
I see In jour last paper that you want a
sick headache remedy. I suffered fr
sick headache, almost from infancy, and
tried every remedy I could get. but never
found anything that did me any gmnl until
I Used Siuimoi.s l.iver (gulator. I feel
for anv one who suffers with that terrible
disease, and I hope you will give It a trial.
('. s. .Moi:i:i.
Itrown.sville, W. Ya. i
M'hnM i .ma rlftliifrvi tlialltrmrtmCuta
Iclnes that gives so large a return for the
money as a good porous sirenguiening pias
ter, such as Carter's Smart Weed and Bella
onna Backache I'lasters. 47r
.1 llHiisfmiis nr;;ii"l OiTHtiin. I
A f.ital mistake. At the time Dr. Vance.
of Cleveland, performed the operation on
the ladv for the removal of a cancer ot me
stomach he found when too late that the
poor woman had no cancer to be removed.
The disease was indigestion, and If she had
taken the Shaker Extract of Knots (Siegel's
Syrup) that awful distress at the pit of the
stomach, which made the doctors think she
had cancer, would have been removed. Dis
tress after eatintr. dull, heavy feeling in
the head, with pains in tlie side and back
all vanish after using this wonderful rem
edy. The tired, languid feeling gives place
to strength and vigor.
Mrs. Delia Marsh writes from IVa lUdge.
Benton county. Ark., that she had dyspep
sia in the worst form tor live ears, and
that nothing gave any relief until she Used
That Tired Feeling
The warm weather has a ilehllltatine effect,
especially ioii those who are within doors
most of the time. The ieculiar, J ft common,
complaint known as "tliat tired feeling,"
is the result. Tills feeling can be entirely
overronie Ly taking Hood's Sarsaparilla,
winch gives new life and strength to all
the fun turns of the Issly.
" I could not sleep ; had no appetite. I
took Hood's ,sar-.i.irill.i and soon l-gaii to
sleep soundly; could git un without that
tired and languid feeling, and my aopctite
Improved." K. A Svnfoko. Kent, Ohio.
Strvnytirit the System
Hood's Sarsaparilla is characterized by
three iscu!i.irilles : 1st, the combination of
remedial agents; 21, the prurt ion; 3d, the
process of securing the active medicinal
qualities. The result Is a medicine of unusual
strength, effecting cures hitherto unknown.
Send for book containing additional evidence.
"Hood's S.irsaparilla tones up my sjstcin,
purifies my Mood, sharpens niv ans-titc. and
seems to ui-ike me over." .1 V. TiurMi-sox,
Keglster of IVeds, Lowell, 3s.
"Hood's Sirsaparllla lats .11 others, and
IsworthltsweightinpoM." I I: inniNaToS,
130 Bank Street, New York City.
Bold by all druggists. It ; six for $5. Madj
- only by G. I. HOOD & CO., Lowell. Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
THE PERSM GIVING CORRECT MEJU1I6 OF
The TRADE MARK of
The 6REAT REMEDY for
A PVtlV. VEIiETAIII.K CaiirOL'NDt
and m ml a faflthtul innlr. but lilm
ant ai)dnalatablrtthe mir. Itwin-
vtsjorattns; in tl action, ami has vnTd a
hralth. Ark roar DroiPt for it and if b
aossa l Keep it insuu upon una kiu iur ju
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ACIIS-PniIDEX'S C.INr.F.R ALE
IIu a World-wide Kepulallon
Hj "SZ" Cures Removes
jSSWV Tnn. Sunburn.
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nd everr form of skin
btemlshf. positively curd
oa tlio xaOkt delicate akin
without learta a bct, by
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These Washboard tare made with
a Ilent-lVood rim. The Brronff
et loard- and be-X wmqcm in th
worll. For sale by fill dcIr.
Take no other.
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An Invaluable Md
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LYDIA E. PIMtUM'S
It A 1'Owltlf ('!
AIXoI thos Painful
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Weknrea ao common
ftmonjr our WItm, Moth-
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IT IS A V IRT G1UT HIU Df rKEQTAJ-CT, ASD ULKTU
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OVER 1000 LADIES IN PHILADELPHIA
Alone, testify u to Jta rood qu&lltlei. It U detict
' matter to testify about but wo have their name.
I VFor all weaknesses of tft grnerativo organs of
either sex, it Is second to no remedy that has rer
b-n before the public, and for all diseases of ths) Xid
iey it is the tirtatft 7:me0 in the tt arid,
, PHYSICIANS PRESCRIBE IT FREELY.
It ;.r7w i KJrtyfvr th t'gitiitat kUnff of dim
w a't thrrluf.'f jMttn.afdtt ?tM ilLitetalmf ttL.
It will cure enurely all Ovarian or Vaginal troubles,
InCammatlon and Ulceration. Palling and Displace
ments; and consequent Spinal Weakness, audi par
Uoularly adapted to theChaccsof Life.
j WEARY WOMEN PRAISE IT.
t remove Falctness. Flatulency, drstroya all era
ach. It cure- Bloatin. Headaches. Xerrou Prostra
tion, General Debility, 8Ieeplfssns, Depression aud
XndifMlion. That fc.-t.Unjt of bearing down, causing
, pain, and backache, u permanently cured by IU use.
AN ANCEL OF MERCY.
It la absolutely a safe cure for all female weaknesses,
Indudingleucorrho. irregular and painful menstru
ation. Inflammation and Ulceration of tha womb,
flooding, prolapsus uteri, &c. It contains no sub
stance that is harmful. Is tafr as J ear.
$1. (C for $-".) In Llqald, IMII or Lozengs Forma.
No family should be without LTDXA E. FTNKH AX'S
LIVER PILLS. They cure constipation, biliousness,
and torpidity of the liver, 35 cents per box.
All these world-wide celebrated remedies are man
fitctured at Lynn, AX, The Compound (In Jbrm ot
loaecges and pills). Liver Pills and SaoAUvsj Wash
n be sent by mail on receipt of price.
4.TAU Sold by Irggtt.-M
8eud stamp for Mrs. Finkham's "Quids to Health
and Confidential circular, with description of oass
and symptoms of weakness. Mtmtiom CJUs fasss
F'ac-pimile ot latent Che anl ChrTkerbtranl. A
fertHlnir th relhratM Srnrtta UUts. llemrdtet
iml a ftKW Vltll OF Sl,.',oo. Jt tou tail to
1nI It in thit mall boanl rail on yourdraejrtn foi
ull-sue- Hano.4oraelyUthoraphed board. tHEG;
rvaJ cl ctnts for postage tou.
From Mavn Long. theConTertM4iambIer.
KrtHate. 1ml April i,Ii.. lhaTtlTentht
ynrttft Toutfh BNnt a thuruuh trtat They cored
y l.ttititztrl J year oMi of I'ntup. My wile and
:jther-ln-law w-ro trouble, with couji-h of long
tarultntr (me packAf or the JIIKkv hai cured
hem o they ran talk "ns unly women do.
LniA.O Jan Zt, l-7 -The ynTlta Worm UltMrks
Ltett like n harm tn exp1tlnc wirni fnim my Iit
ip child. Thf child Is nw w-II and heart v tutead
1 puny and sickly a before
Jonx;, III) HU IX JON.
The V,Tttii Dltrrhva and Ij rntry Cheffefr.
Helimios O, July Tth, -4or six-month old
UM had a never attack of uramer tVm plaint.
hyit-ian could da nthintr. In lpatr we tried
rriTits niakbTry ltIo ks rtfnumended by a
Und -anil a ftw i erlectel a complete cure,
vt-cept our heartfelt lnd',ro,r. of lour Ittack
erry lltck. Mu. am .Mr. J- ilANZar.
ThiynTtti Block ItemMle are
Tho neatl thiniout. by far
rit-ant. rheap Omvenient. Sure.
Handy. KellaiWe. U&nnlf and Pure.
VoNit. no teaponor ticky tottIe. !ut nt la
atent package. . IhE-l Si CENT. War
tinted trcirt'r mo-iey refundei. Ak yourdniif
.t. If you fail tu ret them snd price tu
rHE SYHVITA CO., Dolphos, Ohio,
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allowwlt. 'oniiuue tumors roruiwnKii
f(Vn lvrl ami uh-eralv. tett)nilue vtry or
otoi the Itchinc and bieeuin.
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Sollcltorof American and Foreign
til ALL riTIJT MiTTiaa.
Room 5 Arcade Building,
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