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REPUBLIC, THURSDAY 7133 LN fa. DECEMBER 29. 1887
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TMr EVEVK. DECEMBER zt. IBM.
The Chicago Tribune, which is opposed
ire tariff, is still in favor of the
ilnat'on and election of Blaine.
Tmtlbaled traits are now ninnln: on the
Lake Shore and New York Central road-.
Bad will font) be running on all Iradlnr
lines. All pawncer csrs should b con
atraeted on the ves-tihuleplsn and wltlion'
etnves. Then railway traveling would b
1rd Lsnsdownn. governor ceneral nt
jfet " uanana. no nas cominsno;'j me respee'
: MM esteem tf all bv his leadminis'rr
Mon of affairs, has for a h-ng lime desire
to retom to Eneland. and it Is now an
feoanerd that Lord Stanley has been sp
ared to succeed him.
John O Whittior. at feO. enn'ribntes a
yaeas. entitled "riie Rmwn Drf Of
Basra." to the January St yiihnln. ai d
it ta one of the most beautiful he has evr
written. yTti also pay our tribute of priie
taHr. E II. BlashhYM. who designnl t!:.
r appropriate illustrations.
Ueot W. R. Hamilton. U S. A., ron
trrbotrs a very Interesting and useful artie'e
to St. yicAolos. for January, (the Century
enpany, 33 east Seventeenth street, New
Terk.) on "A Girls' Millury Company." It
I Illustrated with a number of fins en
graving. In which is shown just what girls
W do, and ought to be encouraged aad
taafat to do, in tbe way of physical culture
"Md training. Our citizens bad the pleasure
facehtg what girls could learn to do. In a
Very abort time, at the recently-given ex
.Wbition of "Dairy Maids" exercises and
4rills, under the instruction and manage-
Meat of CapL Thomas J. Kirkpatrick, ed
itor of the Farm and Fireside. We may
aM. also, that Colonel Crawford, superin
tesaent of the State Home for Girls, near
Delaware, has demonstrated the fact that
'g4rla take very readily to military maueu-
lia are very apt and teachable and very
eoa reach a remarkable degree of skill and
xeeuUon. It occurs to us that our public
j aebool children, of both sexes, could be
drilled, in their periods of play and recrea
tion, with very good results. Indeed,
eaurjM of military instruction are given in
Many of the boys' schools in the country,
' to tbe great advantace of the pupils.
We find ln the Ironton Itcgltter these
interesting Items about the McCoy-Northup
The papers still keep it up that tbe McCoy-Northup
murd'r was a pure prohibi
tiea quarrel. Not ao; but if It hadn't been
tor tbe whisky shop, there would probably
have been no murder.
In tbe trial of IVarson McCoy, whose
father was sentenced for life, some of the
Jarors, we hear, were for murder In the
irstdrzree. but the average opinion readilt
, jvjettoLin favor of the second degree. Thi-
wm Ma CTiuimuu priiaiij, auj nj uiit? ukr?
K. A young man of 19 doomed to prison
for life is too terrible to express.
Jliss Northtii. thesisterof Dr. Northup.
Who was slain bt the McCoys, has faithfully
Stood by the prosecution in the efforts to
bring her brother's murdtrrrs to Justice.
Sbe attended the long trial at Portsmouth
and the one here. She has not spared time
or money to see that justice is meted out.
This course has not been attended n ith any
undue maliiniity. but with a settled and
honest purpose to see the rizht prevail
Miss Nortbup lives about live miles irmn
Galllpolis, on the old homestead farm
which she m an aces and wry often takes a
band In the very iuiiortant duties of the
farm. She Hies alone and does hrrimn
buy'ng and selllnir. She Is a Inly of intel
ligence and excellent ideas on all.ilrs of the
The LIUte JvurnnL. of Iri, lias twice the
eirrnUtion of anv other paper printed. It
daily sales amount to nearly a million. I
knot much oter half the m ze of the He
pcbmc and It Is not claiming much fi
O r on psper w lieu we say that the Little
Journal Isjiot nearly wi giNM a piper. Ii
I. however, quite good enough for the peo-
pie who buy it and read it. The paces are
reotyped and about a dm -n sstsof platr
mre put on as many fast presses and printed
from as imnr continuous rolls of paper
a id cut and folded, ready fi.r distribution
Tbepap-r whieli ctmies next to tlieillt'c
Jbunuiliu daily-circulation is the 5S(i)idiru'
of London, E tgland. which has an official
ly certified daily sale and subscription of
25 29J or had it. on Saturday, December
fSfe 10th. 1837. It has eight very large pages-
la, In fact, about eight times as large as the
Little Journal, and sells for one penny, or
two cents In our money. The London Dally
3$ Ktwt a Literal paper which took our
aide, and the right side, during the war
has nearly as large a circulation as the
Standard about SS'J, 000. New York and
Chicago pipers are, however, creeping up
tjrehMBto the Sgures of the Standard
tBoJfyNcic. The irorJd, of New
Tat, and the AVw, of Chicago, have im
Maae circulations, and other papers In the
dlatea aaaed follow them closely. In ag-
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the Dotr itn:
Two classes of people are opposed to the
Ohio Dow liquor law the saloon-keepers
and the partisan prohibitionists. The great
mass of good citizens approve of the law
and of Its enforcement, and many desire
that the provisions of the law should be
made more comprehensive.
Kmtn figures published by the attorney
general of Ohio, and already published In
the RErvnuc. the people are advised that
the provisions of the Dow law hare borne
this good fruit:
I. Two thousand and eighty-eight sa
loons hae been closed by the saloon tax
II. Five hnndred and seventeen saloons
have been closed by town councils, most of
them by vote of the people.
III. Two hundred towns in the state hare
adopted local option aad suppressed the
liquor traffic to a greater or less extent,
and the number of towns taking this stand
It increasing. Delaware is the largest city
It has about 8.000 people which has
pissed an ordinance to suppress the sa
lens, and. as Is always the casein cities,
the traffic dies hard. Art attempt bas been
made to evade the law by the organization
and chartering of social clubs, at the quar
ters of which liquors are sold, but It Is not
likely tnat such concerns can squeeze
through the provisions ot the law. If they
do the law will h amended, early in the
new session of the legislature, to cover the
case of the evaders.
IV. Nearly two million dollars has been
collected of the saloon men and put Into
city and county treasuries.
A movement has been organized In Lo
rain county, having for its object the procur
ing of an extension ot the Local Option
principle to townships and counties. "The
Lorain County Local Option League" Is
the name of the new organization, and
Rev. Howard II. Kussell. of Oberlin. has
been appointed state canvasser, and in
structed to work for the organization of
imiiar leagues in the other counties ot the
state. The following petition will be cir
culated for signatures:
T the Geaeral Assembly of the State of
In view of the appalling evils to the peo
ple of our commonwealth Inseparable from
the manufacture and sale of Intoxicating
beverages, the undersigned, legal voters of
Oberlin, Ohio, as a step to tbe eradication
of this traffic, respectfully and urgently
petition your honorable body to pass an act
to ascertain, through elections, the desire
of the voters of each municipality, town
ship and county, regarding this manufac
ture and sale, and prohibiting it, with suit
able penalties. In alt portions of the state
here a mnjirlty express themselves In
favor of such prohibition.
The plans of work suggested by the Lo
rain league are:
1. By establishing county canvassing
committees, who shall organize the several
c mnties and conduct a careful and system
atle canvass of every school district, so that
every' voter may have an opportunity to
sign the lrctl option petition.
I. Uy subscribing liberally to the fund
Indispensably necessary for carry ing on the
3 By ta'kinc. printinc. prearhlnr, writ-,
bur. acitatitie. appealing in evry proper!
way pressimr home the tieedtd law upon
the thousht and conscience of the voters
until an irresistible demand shall iro to our
liw-mskers from evry qinrterof th state.
4 By cs-operatir.g premptlv and vigor
ously with our state canvasser. Mr. Rus-
s II. and irivlng him enthusiastic help in
carrying on the woik In all parts of the
lion E G Dial. IW John Pearson.
Hon JobnC Mill-r, II -v. Dr. Falconer.
Hon. T J. Prlncle. and other active and
well-known citizens, are suggested as proper
persons to commence the movement.
This is a non-partisan or all-partisan
movement. On the executive committee
are ex-congressman Hon. James Monroe,
of Oberlin. republican; Prof. G W. Shurt
leff, of Oberlin, republican; Iter. James
Brand. Obeilin, republican; Mr. Noah
Hucklns, Wellington, republican; Henry
E. Mussev, esq., vice president of the
Eiyria National bank, democrat; Mr. T.
L Nelson, president Savings Deposit bank,
Eiyria, republican; Hon. N. B. Gates,
mayor of Eiyria, republican; Prof. W. G.
Frost, of Obeilin college, prohibition can
didate for lieutenant governor a few years
ago; and the Itev. Dr. Robert G. Hutchins,
D. D., of Oberlin, Mayor Charles A. Met
calfe, of Oberlin, and Mr. W. H. 1'earee,
editor of the Lorain County Setc$, Ober
lin all republicans.
Editor John J. Littleton, editor of the
A'jf lonnl Tierlcip, at Nashville, Tenn.. and
late republican candidate for mayor, basl
d.ed of wounds received from a revolver in
the hands of another republican, Joseph H.
Bauks. If it would not be consideied im
pertinent, we would like to suggest that
there doesn't seem to be any need of, r
propriety in. southern republicans shoot
ing each other. There are too few of them.
anyhow, and there are enough democratic
bulldozers to thin them out, if there were
an abundance of them. Banks should be
remonstrated with, then severely rebuked,
and then hanged 1
Here is a suzeestive series of figures,
from the Ohio State Journal:
In the forty-eighth congress the demo
cratic majority was 83; In the forty-ninth
Hie majority was 43; in the fiftieth (present)
c wgress the democratic majority is 15
cnuntiug two democratic independents. The
work Koes bravely on. The republicans
will have a clear msjority In the next bouse.
With a senate and a republican president
Dark llaj-a f the Confederacy.
Thesubjc of ligbU teas nuolhir with
which it was fuuiul difScult tocontend.
Tallow Jas used freely during the first
years o' the war; old candle molds were
brougl". out from their hiding places and
put to iise, and tallow dip. liecamc as fa
miliar to us as they had been to our fore
father. But the source of supply fur
these liglits of other days" soon ln-came
exhau'tcd, and woman's ingenuity was
again put to the test. Lard also had lieen
in frequent use, ami a fuioriic light was
x saucer or can tilled with this melted
substance w herein floated n burning syc
amore ball. It, too, was gro ing scarce,
honcicr, and a new nialirfjl mast be
eiolicd. Seieral things wcro tried, but
a mixture of beeswax and rosin was
found best of them all. Through this
mixture, when melted, a long coil of
candle wicking was drawn again and
ii din, until thoroughly coated, and iu
order to make this coating e en several
r orsons stool in a row holding the wick
ing at short intervals and shaping the
si ax upon itns it passed through their
hands. The iosition of greatest honor
and difliculty iu this undertaking was
conceded to be the one next to the pan
containing the heated melted mixture
When cold, this waxen ropo was
wound, row after row, arourd a bottle,
with the free cud put through u strip of
tin w ith a bole in it in order to hold It up
right. These candles gave forth a meager
but a steady light. "Caiidlemaking liees"
ere quite the st j le, and young ladies und
their military lieaux "on leaie" man
aged to exact n great deal of merriment
from them. The refreshments were usu
ally fruit and peanuts. Jennie S. Jud
soa. tllultllk Lli 11N.
Ukcnlck Why do you smoke a cob
O'Kclly Phure, now, an it's Tcry con
venient. Whin the 'bacca burns out, yci
kin jist knpe smoking till the pipe burns
up, too. Detroit Free Press.
0e natd to rock tbe boat forfua;
Bis footing on this Mrth Is doaa.
Beau days, soms slsuta, liolj fuller draughts
Somo mm on- fairer, falling in the west;
Some ca&jal face hath wondrous charm to please:
Some tone ou hill or sea is choicer than tbe
rest. Joseph Dana MlUer.
I have returned to Baltimore after an
absence of twenty years, and on this first
evenitiR in my old home nm thinking of a
distant kiiisnmn who has Ions been dead.
So insistent is the memory that ns I stood
a moment since looking out Into tho rainy
dusk, it almost seemed as If ho too must
Hn be union); the men who are passing
through the raya of red and Kreen light
streaming from the apothecary's window
He was rt tall, somber person whom tho
negroes new in awe as one likely to prac-
ticc black arts on those who aronseil liLs
wrath. I used often to listen to the talk of
a rheumatic old negress, with fingers as
knotted and twisted as roots, wholielieved
herself to have been "cunjured" by him.
As he stalked pnt her door, where she was
in the habit of Kunning herself, she would
shrink together until she seemed scarcely
more than a bundle of rags, then gradu
ally uncurling herself as Ids footsteps
died away in the distance, would sit chat
tering witli nnger, muttering the curses
she had not dared to let him hear, long
cfter he was out of sight. Vet I believe
David Todd never knew of her existence;
for he went his way among his fellows,
lost in baffled, groping thought, as if none
of them had enough affinity for him to
draw his eyes outward from the thoughts
that held him.
lie was of a good Quaker family nnd
for years filled the chair of natural his
tory iu the college of X. At length, how
ever, there liegan to 1 queer rumors con
cerning him. It was said that he fancied
he had discovered tho origin of life, and
bending over his crucibles attempted the
role of Creator. But whatever town talk
might invent concerning him, no one
really knew much about his affairs; for he
hail always been a t.-.citurn man, and now
developed an irascible, suspicious man
ner toward his old associates that led them
to avoid him; and lieforo long he himself
plunged Into n preoccupation that seemed
to blot out from his mind all consciousness
of his neighbors.
Ills work, whatever it micht be, bound
him. It was said, to unremitting toil; but
ns time went on without tho result of his
laliors appearing, the world which lie had
forgotten in turn forgot him or nearly
so. The negroes, who had proliably origi
nally gathered the idea of something mys
terious about hint from the gossip of their
masters, still talked of the lisht always
to be seen burning until early morning in
tlia attic of ids house; a light which they
saiJ proceeded from candle made of dead
men's fat nnd caused vrhoei cr looked long
to fall asleep. "Mala Todd an' do debblc
aiut cot no call to hah folks foolin' 'bout
tcr sco vrat dcy's at," they explained; and
this idea -t his crooked ways was
carefully strengthened by an old nunty
who lived under his roof, nnd who was
not a little proud of tho league her
master wrs understood to havo with the
cv:i one, although she weekly showed the
working cf divine graco in herself by
Jampius and shouting in "mectiu ,", nnd
moreover, haJ keen immersed In order
th-t sliu might bo quite sure that no taint
of original sin adhered to her.
S'ic possessed considerable skill In herbs
nnd was to boot a shrewd old body, quick
to use her master's supposed poners as a
CC3U3 of increasing her reputation for
fciuvriacrnc. s. But in spite of the liber
t.es she too!: with Ids name, no one at bot
tom believed mora in his crU than Aunt
Kilty. His gloomy, abstracted ways
r.wcd her; and although nothing extraor
dinary ever happened in tho house, her
Imagination, like an orchid, seemed to find
caonli in tho n!r to keep it flourishing.
'11:0 one other incite of the lioiisc rr.ie
o such play to her fancy. David Todd's
Ei.tcr, Itachel, was a slight, timid nnd
ratUcr deaf littlo woman, whom indoor lifo
had made pole, and her occupations were
perfectly simple and evident. Setting neat
Et.tchcs seemed to be the form duty had
taken to her, and tending a few window
plants and rcadin her Bible nnd Milton V
Paradise Lost made the sum of her pleas
ure. Poor Rachel rdio had bee.i the List
child born in the house, and it had been
her lot to ste the gradualdisintesration of
the family, and to stand at List in silent
rooms whero laughter on her lips would
have seemed ghostly to her, even if the
years, which had taken so much away
from her, liad not at last stripped her of
her original small stock of buoyancy.
Living in the dim rooms she liad grown
almost ns quiescent as the moths that, now
nnd then finding their way into the house
from the masses of Virginia creeper about
i'jc windows, lay motionless at the bottom
of the panes.
Five years before the date of our story
Elie had been thrown into the great
est flutter Jf her life by hating
r.n orphan niece placed under her
charge until the rigors of a New
I.ngland winter should be past. Ihe is
i.or was a radiant girt with golden brown
ryes nnd a bright yellow hair, jn whose
soft masses nn nmlier comb often shone.
llachcl hovered about her In au ecstasy of
r.'.lmiration, nnd was the most submissive
elder that ever a wayward girl undertook
to manage; and indeed, not only she and
the willful Aunt Kitty came under Ethel's
sway, but even David lost some of his in
attention to what was going on in the
house and showed a grim pleasure in the
girl s coaxing ways.
The cheerful days went by so quickly
that it seemed to Rachel ns If there hah
never been a year when the dandelions
c;mo so soon; and before any of the three
oider people were willing to think of
Ethel's departure she began to talk
blithely of her return north.
She was so happy in the thought of her
approaching marriage that she left them
almost without a pang. But some yean,
later, when the world had taken on a sad
dor hue to her, sho thought of them often.
And when she felt her hold on life slipping
from her grasp, the memory of Rachel's
past tenderness gave her courage to write
to her asking her love for a little Ethel,
not quite- years old, in case of her own
death; for live years of married life had
left Ethel worse than widowed.
Thus it hapiieneil ouo stormy Novemlier
evening that Itachel watched for her
brother's return from a journey he had
made to Boston to bring home a little
guest; nnd she looked again ntid ugain at
the photograph of the pretty child, stand
ing oa the mantel, telling herself that it
wtvt j.ist Ethel over again.
For many months past David had licen
more preoccupied than ever. He was no
loader seen abroad, nnd even Rachel
ate her meals alone and never saw
his gaunt form excert when, hunger
reminding him of Ins Ion;; fast, he
t'cscendcil from Lis moratory to Aunt
K.liy'a doniaja. But whsa Rachel.
letter in hand, went up to his workroom
to tell him of Ethel's death ho had been
much moved, and hr-1 said at once that he
would go to Boston for her child.
Xachcl would havo liked to accompany
him, but was too little In the habit of as
serting herself to insist on her timidly ex
pressed desiie. She therefore contented
herself as best she could during his ab
sence by making preparations foi the
chiM's reception. With tho aid of Aunt
Kitty, she brought from tbeatticaoadlc,
which had OLce been her own, and dust
iii2 it free of cobwebs, provided it with
bedding with her owu deft fingers. As a
bpinster, she also willingly lent a humble
attention to a course of lectures on baby
culture, undergoing considerable bro
lieiting from old Kitty, ho had raised a
numerous progeny In her day nnd was not
at all inclined t.. forego such an oppor
tunity of airing her stock of musty re
ceipts. Rachel accepted her hectoring ns the
probable accompaniment of bupenor
know ledge, and meekly anxious to profit
by her sage counsels, ent for peppermint
to the corner drugstore, where she was
in turn patronized by the clerk a
friendly young fellow, whose upper
lip looked as if he had bitten into
a deep slice of pumpkin pic. He
was so knowing about a baby's stomach
the possible teeth, and talked bo glibly
about the ills threatening infantile exist
ence, that Rachel would bare been mvatlr
alarmed if he had not alwava ended bv out-
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l-jj-yj.gEr'WL && y JSS -
I ting into ner n.iini some Infallible remedy
i for the evil upon hich he expatiated;
M that she begun to see that It was all a
matter of being initiated, and went home
with her arms full of patent medicine to
spend tho last afternoon of her brother's
nbsenco iu reading glowing testimonials,
never for a moment suspecting that tho
names of patrons nnd phjsicians were
tictitions. Indeed, with the medical pro
fession thus at her back, she received with
no littlo dignity Aunt Kitty's slighting
opinion of her purchases.
As It grew dark, howc er, aho became too
restless to Keep to nny employment, and
spent Iicr time vibrating between the
window nnd fireplace lielng driven from
tho window by a lldgvty cure of her ail
ments, and from the fire lwck to the win
dow again by the fear that her deafness
would "present her from know ing of tho
arrival of the carriase
As she was thus standing ly the whi
tlow. Aunt Kitty made her apearance,
carrying a saucepan ot omdce as an ex
cuse for her intrusion, hhc stopped sliort
m tho doorway, owdcutly surprised to
find her mlstrcs alone. Hasteniii!: to
her side she called in her ear, "Missj
whar de liaby1"
"They lu-no not come yet." salt1 ISstiirl.
"Mahs Dave 's hynr'" cried the old
woman, nnd seizing Itachcl by the arm
, she drew her to a window lool.it ; out on
the side garden, where n light, cwdently
from the laUiratory at the top of the
house, was shining on the snow
Rachel looked helplessly at her com
panion. "Missy," said the old woman, "fo" de
Lor'. I is gwino up dar!" and bhe started
for tho door, perhaps not a little strength
ened in her determination by secirg that
Rachel follow ed her.
She climlKHl the stairs, slapping her big
feet down with less noise than was her
wont, swaying from side to side until her
hands touched the walls, and muttering
below her breath: "Olo dog, ole black
dogl" whether of her master or of the
dc il, who was supposed to be his ally,
she did not make clear.
As her turbaned head came above the
level of the upper landing she looked in
through tho open door of the laboratory.
Of a sudden she squatted, and, seizing
Rachel's skirts, gasped in a whisper:
"Fo de I.or' sake, chile, keep still!"
But curiosity was ns strong as fear,
and she crept up a couple, of steps that
she might, in her crouching tosition,
command a view ot the mom.
She did not in the least doubt that
the "old black man" was lieforo her
as she gazed at the moth eaten orang
outang in tho corner. There was an un
canny skeleton in sight nnd the flaring
lights made the uncouth shadows cast by
the retorts tremulous, as if the long
stemmed disks were struggling into life.
Rachel was struggling with a vague
fear that ns yet had no shape; nnd re-gardlc-s
of Aunt Kitty's detaining hand
pushed upward tiiat she might m into
the room. But the cause of Aunt Kitty's
sudden fright was not ciident to her.
She looked at her brother and saw that he
was looking quietly into a small box,
which stood on a tablo in the center of
the room. It was, in fact, an automatic
Incubator of his own manufacture. i
Early that day lie day suddenlv
doubted whether he had filled tho lamp
beneath the machine before leaving
home; then, if he had done so, was
ho sure of the thermometer? or, would
the egg revolve projierlyf and his
mind liad gone on imagining all possible
defects in the machine, and how he might
hate made it belter, until he grew more
nnd more desperate at the distance that
separated him from home with every hour
of travel the express train made toward
his destination; and he had finally taken
to pacing up nnd down the car with such
a feverish, oue idead expression that the
passengers looked after him. On reach
lug home, however, he found that all had
gone on as well in his absence as if lie liad
been standing beside the machine day anil
night. Having scrutinized it with the
fondness of an luicntor, he stood looking
complacently down upon his handiwork,
his eye resting casually on n sliort hori
zontal line of red ink, which he had put
oa the egg, suspended In the warm air, as
a means of knowing whether it made its
slow, invisible revolutions. A film of
absent tnindedncss had gradually crept
over his face as he looked at the mark,
when all at once he thought lie saw it
curie into a rosy mouth nnd in an instant
more fancied that lie saw a soft outline of
At that moment there was a sound that
neither lie, nor Rachel, nor Aunt Kitty,
could st once ha e defined in their over
wrought state of mind an explosion or a
thud. Aunt Kitty plunged down stairs
with a howl, nearly upsetting her com
panion in her course. Rachel, on recover
ing herself, however, perceived that her
brother was unhurt, though apparently a
little Lewildcred to account for what had
happened, and she revolted to go to him.
When she reached his side, he was again
busy with the incubator; this time in
picking up bits of shattered egg shelL
"David." Fhe said, "what has thee done
with the child!"
He started violently and looking nt her
returned, "The baby? I have failed:"
Ha spoke bitterly, then his face sud-
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eyes upon her he exclaimed, "No, not
failed! It was victory, victory!" And
with a tenderness such as Rachel had
neer known in him before he drew her to
him ami kissed her; then releasing her,
"Now get thee gone, Rachel; I must
write while the matur is fresh with me.
I know not how it. Is, but nowadays, even
as I think, uir idt'.ii slip away from ma ai
If they were dreams gliding away from
my awakening senses "
He turned to the table and began eager
ly to collect writing materials. His at
tention was again attracted by the pres
sure of Rachel's hand, but this time he
turned on her impatiently
"Get thee gone. I say !"'he cried angrily.
"I liave no time for thee," and he turned
again to his work.
Before Itachel could frame her thoughts,
the thud she liad heard before was re
pealed, only this time it seemed the fall
of tome small object, irhaw a book.
Turning in the direction from which the
sound proceeded, she saw a small child
standing near a heap of sprawling
folios nud pushing nnd tugging at one
of a number of piles of lioofcs that
had been placed in the neighborhood
of the full book case. The mischief she
wns in was evidently quite to her mind:
but before she could bringdown the next
lot of tottering books Rachel had caught
her up nud tied down stairs with her.
when a jubilee was held over her bv
Rachel and Aunt Kitty.
She was a pretty child: a vroflcr of
Aunt Kitty's porridge showed her to be a
hungry one; nnd finally she became a
sleepy one. For a while Rachel had only
time to lie happy. But long after littlo
Ethel lay asleep in her cradle lieforo the
fire, nnd after Aunt Kitty in her stuffy
room had courted slumber by a last pijie
iu lied, Itachel still sat liefore the tire,
teeding it sparingly from time to time as
if not expecting to need its warmth much
longer. Hours, however, went by, and
still she did not go to lied, but instead,
rose every now and then, and drawing
her blinket shawl more closely aliout her,
crept up the stairs to pep through the
balustrade at her brother, who wrote on
with nervotis energy.
lib momentary kindness liad filled her
with tenderness toward him, and ns sho
watched him she thought how old and
faded he looked. For the first time in
her life her attitude toward him had some
thing of protection in it. Was be not
working too hard? Would he not make
himself sick? sho asked herself; but old
habit was strong with her, nnd she al
ways ended her cogitations by going down
tairs again as silently as she had come
up, nnd seating herself by the fire to wait
At last she must have slept. When she
became conscious, the drab light of a win
ter morning wns in the room; nnd David
was lying motionless beside tho cradle
with one arm across it and his head rest
ing on tho covtrlet.
From that day ho was a partially para
lyzed, feeble minded old man, whose
thief delight lay in little Ethel, con
cerning whom he evidently had queer
ideas. He told Aunt Kitty some
thing about having hatched her ont
of a big egg np in his laboratory.
which made tbe old woman wag her head
when sbe chanced to catch Ethel's elfish
tyea noon her. aad mutter. "Dat coil
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IMFORTBHS .tVJNTD nBTAITiERB OF rTTIXTU
TEAS, COFFEES, SPICES AND BAKINC POWDERS
anow too much! ' In spite of Rachel's
I efforts to divert his mind from tho fancy
ub-? clunS tenaciously to it, and was ahvays
flnd'ng resemblances lietwccn Ethel and
the birds about the garden, which ho said
clroe from her having lain in a shell, and
ho pointed out that the white down on
her face wns referable to the bird part of
her nature. Her fear of Rachel's old
tabby, he nlso averred, arose from that
One February morning he fonnd Ethel
standing on a chair looking out of the
window nt the soft snowflakes that were
falling.and gurgling contentedly toherself.
"What is thee looking nt, F.thel?" he
said, hobbling to her. Then seeing the
snowbirds hopping about tho rose bnsh
outside the window, he said eagerly.
"What did I hc.ir thee saying to them,
He bronght his face down coaxingly to
hers, nnd the child with an impulse of
mischief flung her arms around bis neck
nnd gabbled in his ear.
"Uncle Daie doesn't understand," he
said regretfully. "Shall we feed the
He soon had the window open and little
Ethel seated on the sill scattering crumbs
about her. To her delight the birds, wax
ing bold, first snntched the crumbs from
her lingers nnd then took to junketing in
her lap, calling. "Peep, peep."
"Peep, peep!" cried Ethel In return,
bobbing her head from side to side in iml
tat ion of them. "Peep, peep!" and she
lolled back in David's arms to laugh up
in his face.
Suddenly her feathered friends flew off.
"Oh, Daie," cried Rachel, ' how can thee
act so! Ethil will take her death of cold;"
nnd taking the child in her arms she shut
the window and hurried to the fire, where
she proceeded to nib the child's bluenrms
nnd legs. Knter in the day she hod recourse
to her stock of patent medicines; but in
spite of their vanated virtues, and even of
the hot bath that Aunt Kitty suggested.
Ethel grew rapidly worse, until at bed
time the old woman set forth to seek a
Datid, finding his playfellow too III to
care for his attempts to amuse her,
dragged himself nlxiut the house like an
uneasy ghost, or sat whimpering by the
fire. Rachel thought that he had at last
dozed off, ns, with Ethel wrapped in her
blanket shawl, she sat on the opposite
side of the fireplace from him awaiting
Aunt Kitty's return But the moment
the front door ojicned he grasped his
stick, nnd, pulling himself np out of his
nrmchair, went into the hall to meet the
doctor. Plucking him by the sleeve he
"Friend, does thee know anything
aliout the ailments of birds Otherwise
thy skill nvalls thee not here. This child
is half bird in her nature."
The physician turned his searching eyes
ou the fitful face.
"Yes," lie answered good naturedly.
"You should see my birds at home!"
David's face brichtened. "Come," he
said eagerly, "the women folks don't un
derstand. It is gapes." and steadying him
self by putting a haud on the wall he lead
the way with considerable quickness to
the door, whero Aunt Kitty already
waited for them with impatience.
As they were about to enter the physi
cian laid his hand on David's arm and
"You know you mast be very quiet if
yon go with me"
David nodded, and faithful to his prom
ise sat silent at Ids corner of the fireplace,
watching with painful eagerness every
motion of tho physician.
It was an nnxions night, but at last the
little one was evidently crowing better,
and the doctor, with cheerful assurances,
finally left them, promising an early call
on the morrow. Dai Id did not rise to
follow him to the door. His head was
bent on his breast, and oue would have
said that he slept, if his face had not been
radiant with happiness. Even when
itachel rose to carry the sleeping child
into her bedroorh l.c made no motion tc
Life and its motions were over for him
Another soul had sunk below our horizon,
and tbe light upon, the austere face was
but the radiance of a past Joy. "E. C. 8."
In Ovel land Monthly.
Vttman In Washington Society.
Washington society has a far higher
tone than people not acquainted with it
suppose, and its ladies have other duties
than those performed liefore the looking
glass. They have to keep up with tho
times both in politics nnd literature, nnd
it would lie unpardonable for a noted
woman in Washington society not to know
what is going ou in congress and alsout
the White House. The most noted char
acters in tho country meet here every
winter, and it requires w ide information
of public men nnd public matters to prc
icnt one's making a fool of himself by
pretending to know that which he does
not. The knowledge of the French is
mora common than it has ever lieen be
fore, nnd French phrases are uttered in
many conversations. The diplomats prefer
to talk French rather than English, and
some of them are unable to carry on a
good conversation in the English tongue.
Frank G. Carpenter in New York
Arrompan- ing nigh Clrillzatlon.
Cancer is not a disease due to misery, to
bad sanitary surroundings, to ignorance
or Und habits. On the contrary, it is a
disease of the Dost highly civilized, the
mast cultured, the wealthy, and of locali
ties which arc the most salubrious. One
of the characteristics of cancer is that,
unless the lirnin is involved, it leaves in
tellectual power and force unimpaired.
Nay. it seems that in some cases it almost
Itictvases these qualities. New York
"The mnn who stops suddenly on a
crowded sidewalk without looking lock
lo see if he is in anybody's way is a dun
derhead," said a gentleman w ho nlways
walks in n Lurry. "If he is a country
man I'll excuse him. fdr he doesn't know
any Iietter he isn't Used to the rush of
the rlty. but a city man who does that U
intolerably stup'JL" Philadclnhia Times.
A Family Oatharlnr.
Have vou a father? Have you a mother?
Have job sou or daughter, sister or
brother who has not vet taken Kemp's Bal
sam for the Throat and Lungs, the guaran
teed remedy for the cure of Coughs. Colds.
Asthma. Croup and all Throat and Lune
troubles? If so, why? when a sample bot
tle is gladly given to youree by T. J. Cas
per, druggist, 41 east Main street, and the
large size costs only 50c and 1.00.
At West Point Instructor Give the
rule for approximate calculation of hori
zontal distance. Plebe (from New York
City, confidently) Twenty blocks to tbe
"flxgYCi ftpA "bM,
Soother at hand. It la the only aafe
medicine yet made that will remove all
Infantile disordera. It contains a Opticas
e MnrpHiu. bat rtvea the child aarimit
u frvt poi. Price 25 centi. Bold by
Frank n. CoblenU, corner Market and
For every twenty-nine Immigrants up to
this time last year, forty-one have arrived
this year. m
A clear head is indicative of good health
and regular habits. When the body is tan
culd. and the mind work sloMishly.
Ayer's Cathartic Pills will assist In tbe
recovery of physical buoyancy and mutual
In a poultry show In New York soma of
the turkeys weich nearly fifty noanda.
IvaTjStavicu, a mil wanuwaMr. a Uttta
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acie. If will
ft fat Colored
Girls C.ilnc on the Stage.
"I don't think I would advise a girl to
go on tho stage. The only reason for not
doing so Is the hardships she mnst go
through to get a position, the percentage
of failures is so much larger than that of
successes. Why, leiolng out the Mojes-
Kas nnd the Llarn .Morrises, you cm count '
on your fingers the ambitious young girls
who have liecome successful stars. The j
great caue of failure is vanity, both with i
women and men. A girl says to herself I
'I have a pretty face,' or 'a handsome fig- i
nre,' and when she is liefore tho footlights
that is all she thinks of So much study,
oh, so much study is necessary to success.
If a girl has talent and a steady head,
and must work for a livinc. then, I say,
let her try the stage. Dollars and cents ,
are tho best iiicentiie, lx-cansc when it is
a matter of bread and butter she feels
that she must study, must constantly I
"The temptations of tho stage? Well, I
they nre not so great that a girl with the i
qualities of success can not resist them. '
The rnles of theaters nowadays are so
strict that n girl who olieys them has no I
difficulty in poms: right She must take
care of her health and she must study, ,
or she will not succeed, and if she does
both sho has no time to go wrong, no
time for midnight suppers or much com
pany. She must have sense enough to know
that the compliments and attentions of ad
mirers nre not always well meant. There
is, indeed, lery little vice on the stage.
Oh, I have known so many beautiful lives
on the stage- Annie 1'ixley in New
York Mail and Express.
Telocity of Karthqaake.
The conrsc which nn earthquake runs is
usually very rapid. From the moment
when the first shock was felt nt Lisbou to
the period when all was over, nnd nearly
30,000 people were killed, not more than
four minutes elapsed. A few secomls, wo
learn from "Our Earth nud Its Story," are
usually a more f reqnent time for the shock
or shocks to last. Yet, while Caracas in
Venezuchiwasalinost destroyed and 12,000
of its inhabitants k tied by the earthquake
of 1312, within the limits of half a min
ute, there are cases in which constantly
recurrins shocks last for weeks, mouths
nnd even years, as if the laboring earth
was still trying to relieve itself of some
of its superabundant energy
For example, the Calabrian earthquake
of February. ITS!, was not quite finished
before Deremlier, 17b0, ami It is n com
mon observation that the preliminary
shock is usually follow ed by one of greater
seventy, nnd this in its turn by others
less intense, like the distant claps of
thunder which herald the passing storm.
But in this brief span the most frightful
havoc can be wrought, and the wave of
destruction propagated, from the most
distant regions. The rumbling earth
sound travels, for instance, at the rate of
10 000 or 11.000 feet ner second nnc! h..
earth wave, on an average, about 1,200
reet in the same space of time, though in
Charleston, as wc have seen, a much
higher rate was attained. Toronto Truth.
A Russian Villas Club.
The following nre the rules of a club In
a small Utissian town fr. the Tchcrnizoff
district: 1. It is prohibited to enter the
club with greased boots. 2. Tradesmen
are not allowed to enter the club in their
working clothes, which exhale the disa
greeable odor of fish, grease or leather.
3. A dress coat must be worn at all Xew
Year's or Faster dances. Any one ap
pearing in a vchct waistcoat or a green
necktie is fined 1 ruble. The fines covet
the expenses for the liand. 4. The mem-
liers are especially requested not to usf
the window curtains as pocket handker
chiefs. Offenders of this sort will bo cx-
uselleil from the club. 3. During dances
members smoking In the ladies' room
will bo fined 2.) ropecks, the fines to le
expended in toilet under mid eau d(
eolocue tor the ladies, (i. During tin
quadrilles flirting is prohibited, and no
one is allowed to step over the borders ol
decency. 7. It is strictly prohibited tc
get indecently drunk, ns has hapicned
before now. 8. It is prohibited to strike
a partner in the face. 9. In caso ot dis
agreement at billiards it Is strictly pro
hibited to hit n turtner with a cue.-
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Itemeny cures when
every other so called remedy fails.
A St. Joseph (Mich) bride of twenty
died of apoplexy three days after marriage.
to warranted, is because it is the best
Blrari Preparation known. If w!'l posi
tivelr care all Blood Diseases, purifies the
whole system, and thoroughly builds np the
ooDStilauon. Jttemember. we guarantee it
Prank II. Ooilontx. mmw Market ar
A Grand tUu.us i .. made 200.-
000 base balls last season.
Champlla'a Liquid l-iirl,30 rent.
Don't pay 76 unless so printed on bottle
IS called the "Father if IMieases," becane;
then? is no medium Ibrnuli which rilsrua. .
an often attacks the sjstem as by the ausnr
Hon of polscnuu-ca-ealn the retention .if de
cayed and effete maner In Ihe siumaib audi
bowels. It Is caused uy a Torpid hirer, not
enough bile being excreted from the blood to
produce nature'aown cathartic, and is centr
ally accompanied with such results as
Loss of A ppptit',
SI kllealaclip, ,
Had Breath, er
Tbe treatment of Constipation does nut con
slst iner.li iu uoloadlCK the hovels. Tbe 1
medicine must not only act as a purgative, but j
bd a tonic ai well, and not produce atter its I
uecreatr eoslUeness To secure a recul-tr
btbttot body without chauElui: the diet or
dltorgantitGC the system.
"My attention, after sutTerlnc with t'onstl
nation lor two or three vears. was called to
Simmons Llrer Regulator, and. harlni: tried
almost everythtnc else, concluded 10 try it. I
tlrst took a wlnelassful, and afterwards re
duced the dose tu a teaspoon! ul as per direc
tions, after each meat. I found that It had
done me ao much rood that I c n tinned It un
til I took two hottl-s. .Since then I have not
experienced anrdlfflcultv. I keep tt In my
house and would not ue without It.buthave no
useforlt.lt havlni; cured me" (Uotr.i W.
Sm. Assistant Clerk Seperlor Court. Bibb
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