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DOBTNI A C., FnHtlahcrl.
THE EARLY BAINS.
Down through the misty nlr,
Down from the gloom ulou,
Falling, pattering everywhere,
The rain comes quick with love.
Softly the mltxcl-thruh
Sings In the golden storm;
The robin under n huirel hush
Watts for to-morrow morn.
Drip, drl, drip from the eaves,
l'it, jilt, pit on the pane,
tiwlsh, slh, rwloh on the drenched leaves,
I.lstl 'tU the Kong of the rain.
Gruffes uru bending low,
(Ircen 1 the eorn and thick;
You can almost iee the nettle grow,
They grow no strong and ipilek.
Hoft Is the wind from the wcM,
Softer the rain's low sigh;
The narrow washes I1I1 smoky breast.
And watches the gloomy sky.
Stirred are the houghs by the breeze.
rx-areely a leaf Is still,
Something Is moving among the trees
I.Ike n retless spirit of 111.
Standing Matching the ratn,
Do you not seem to hear
The voire of (iod outsK'aklngai;alii
To man's ungrateful car'.'
Promising jilcnty und inwe,
Gamers with treasure heaped,
The ecd-tlmc and harvest shall not cea-e
Till the Harvest of Karth be rcaed.
When Italph Cliadsey proposed to Hel
en (iranthaiu and was refused, lie was a
very angry man. He knew that he was
homely, ignorant and awkward, that his
tastes were not refined, and that his
home circle was not one in which a lady
could be happy; he ulo knew that Miss
Grantham was very pretty, accomplish
ed and the inmate of a home which every
one delighted to visit. Hut lie was
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owner of n small factory that vielded
him several thousand dollars, ner vear.
and he bad been taiurht to hel eve Mint
no faults of birth, education or manners
would prevent a man
ot means nuirrv-
ing into any family that had little or no
Mi8 Grantham's refusal therefore
amazed him, and as,. thanks to genera
tions of mean uuestors, he recognized no
rights but his own and had never ex
perienced the faintest throb of chival
rous feeling, ho soon came to hate Miss
Grantham as much as he had loved her,
and when the young woman soon after
ward accepted and married Frank Hat
cher, the rejected lover swore he would
have revenge on both Helen and her
In any one but a brute the desire for
revenge would soon have been gratified
by the exnerienees of Mr. and Mrs. Hat
cher, for Frank, although one of the
chnrining fellows whom all women
adore, had in business but little stabili
ty nnd shrewdness. Ho made bad debts
lor his employers, spent his salary be
foro he earned it, and ran so heavily in
to debt that his brightness and his wife's
bloom rapidly disappeared. Several
nets of carelessness caused him to lose
his situation, and he reached a degree
of desperation that would have made
almost any vindictive, enemy pitv him.
Just then the Civil War broke oiit and
Frr.nk was lucky enough to obtain a
commission, the income of which
brought comfort to his wife and baby.
Hut even in the army his carelessness
got him into many misfortunes the last
of which was that ho lost his life bv
not exhibiting proper vigilance nt an
On henriiur of Hatcher's death all his
creditors forgave him ami tendered
their sympathies to his wife; hut Chad
scy, instead of burying his liato in the
dead soldier's grave, felt nioro vindic
tive than over. It seemed to him that
his opportunity had escaped him, m ho
added intensity to his hatred and heap
ed all upon the dead man's memory.
Helen bravely endeavored to earn a liv
ing for herself and child, and Cliadsey
took a room from which ho could see
her every cold, wet morning as she hur
ried to the store in which she stood all
day as a saleswoman. Now, ho fullv be
lieved she regretted having rejected "him;
now he could not doubt she would glad
ly nceept him were ho to propose. The
thought gavo him the most blissful sen
sation of his life, ami hu swore to him
self that he would rather die a thousand
deaths than let her see a penny of his
And he found, to his great delight, a
new object to hate; it was the sou of
Helen and Frank Hatcher. The baby
whom Hatcher had left when ho went to
the war grew rapidly, and was as mis
chievous an boys in general. He hail
his fair proportion of quarrels with other
boys in the village, and Chadsey some
times was delighted beyond measure by
the spectaclo of littlo Frank being se
verely pounded by a larger boy. Chadscy
was also pleased on recognizing on the
boy, from time to time, clothing that un
doubtedly luul been made from garments
that Frank Hatcher, Honior, had worn
Occasionally Cliadsey would hear that
some one had proposed to the pretty
widow but without success, mid more
than once when wondering nloud why
"the pink nnd white fool," as ho always
called her, declined suitors with monev,
lie was answered with:
"Perhaps hIio's waiting for you, Chad
cy." This remark was always accompanied
bv a coarfco laugh, but the object of it
did not wiuee, for ho took in earnest
wnat was meant lor fun. Waiting for
him! Was that the reason 1 sho alwavs
passed his lodeincH on her wnv to her
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ness that sho wore expressions sweet,
pathetic, romantic, or melancholy, all of
which Chadsey believed wero niorely
"put ou" for use out of doors? Well,
mio miglit wait; ho could stand it as
long as she, and ho would rejoice to sea
hor grow trrny with longing.
Mcanwhllo littlo Frank grew in cha
racter as well as inches, and determin
ing oilo day that his mother should not
work any longer, ho secured a jmsitlnn
witli a firm in which Chadscy was a si
lent partner. Chadscy did not learn
for a fortnight of what had happened;
when ho found that Mrs. Hatcher was
no loneor what ho called a common
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working woman, and that ho himself
was one of her son's employers, lie was
furious and demanded that tho boy bo
discharged; but his pnrtnorH outvoted
him for their new clerk, being liked by
every one was worth fur tnoro than ho
Although bnfllcd, ('hadsey was not
beaten. Ho felt that tho boy whs to
aome extent in hi power, so ho grnti-
ncd his vengeful spirit front time to
time by scolding the new clerk on slight
pretext. 110 soon lountl tlint this
t course wns not safe, for the boy had
MO. ' tongue as well ns spirit, and be uecn
r sionally retorted In n style Hint turned
tlic lnugh on tho special partner. 1 hen
Chadsey determined to disgrace him
and thus strike bit mother. It would
not be bard to do; the old trick o( put
ting marked money, from the cash draw-'
or into the young clerk's pocket would
answer every pursue, so lie adopted it.
Then there was a terrible scene in the
store, and Mrs. Hatcher, with tears in
iter eyes, hurried up to plead for her
boy. ' Chadscy had e.xcetcd this with
great glee, hilt before Mrs. Hatcher ar-rived-the
Itoy lied pleaded Ills own case
to Ids employers with such spirit that
the special partner luul turned pale und
walked aside into a warerooin, where one
I ot the men heard 11 1 111 mutter
"His mother's eves! He lias his moth
I Nevertheless, t'luubey, before abrupt
! Iv cinittiiiL' the store, bad insisted that the
case against the liov should be pressed.
His partners, who bad their suspicions
as to how the marked money ciinic in
Frank's pocket, assured Mrs. Hatcher
that thev believed there must be some
mistake, that they would not think of
making the all'air public, but that Mr.
Clmdev, their special partner, insisted
"Then," said Mrs. Hatcher, turning
erv pale, "f mut appeal to Mr. Chad
scy." "You?" exclaimed one of the partners,
o surprised that he gave a customer too
much change; "vou appeal to Mr.
"Certainly," said Mis. Hatcher, turn
ing to leave the store.
"Kxciise me mailani," said the partner,
"hut, in that cae, I must accompany
you. It mnv be necessary to reason
with that fellow by knocking him down."
The couple went together to l'lmdcy's
lodgings, but could not gain admittance
to his room, the door of which was lock
ed, although the servant insisted that Mr.
Chadscy had come in an hour before and
had not gone out again.
"He's a coward!" exclaimed the part
ner, hammering at the door, and calling
Chadcv by name.
rinully the door vicldcd to
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!'';. '' the couple entered
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1 us is very strange, sum
ner, looKing iiiioui tue room, ineii, as
he looked at some papers on the table,
he continued, "no it in't. either look
1 Mrs. Hatcher took a sheet of paner
which the partner handed her, and
"I put the marked money in Frank
Hatcher's pocket. J did it" to avenge
myselt upon in mother, but lie has Ins
Mrs. Hatcher's eves filled with tears.
so that for a moment or two she could
not read a second sheet that was placed
in her bauds, so her companion read it
I aloud to her; it was a will, which, in a
few words bequeathed all his property
1 10 .Mrs. neicn 11 atelier, lornierly known
, as Helen (irantham.
I "He will revoke this in an hour,"
said the partner; "he never could live
, up to so much decenev."
I And the partner was right, for, on go
ing into umiisoys heiieliamlier, I10
found his special partner lying on the
bed with a pistol ill his hand and bullet-
hole in his head.
Tho Signing of the Declaration.
irricr's Mwrlrlne far July,
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in iiniiKing 01 inut insirument one is
apt to call up helore him an august as
semblage gravely seated iirounda table,
witli the declaration sordid i.ut unon it.
and each member of the Continental Con
gress in turn taking a pen and with great
uuuy iiuiMiig 10 11 ins name, mottling,
however, can ho further from that
which actually took place. Verv few of
the delegates, indeed it any, signed the
original document on tlio'lth, and none
signed tho present one now in Indepen
dence Hall, for the very good reason that
it was not then in existence.
On July 151th Congress voted that the
Declaration bo engrossed on parchment.
Jefferson, however, says that New York
slimed on .Till v (' 'nn.PMiipiitlv Win-
York must have signed the original copy
of the Declaration before it got into tho
nanus 01 me engrosser, un wnat day the
work- was done by the copvist is not
known. All that is certaiulv known
that on the L'd of August Congress had
tho document as engrossed. This is the
document in existence now in liidcpeii-
.1 IT II f . .
ueucu j inn. 11 is 011 parchment, or
something that the trade calls parch
mem. wu mat iinv i.ugut L'l it was
signed by all the members present. The
original Declaration is lost, or rather
was purposely destroyed by Congress,
AJI the signatures were innilc anew.
When the business of signing was ended
is not known. One, Matthew Thornton,
from New Hampshire, signed it in No
vember, when ho became a member for
the first time; and Thomas McKean,
iroiu jieiaware, as he savs himself, did
not sign till January, 1777. Indeed, this
signing was, in ciicet, what at the pres-
cm nay woum oe called a "test oath."
The principles: of many of the new dele
gates coming into Congress from the dif
ferent .States wero not known with cer
tainty some of them might be Tories in
disguiso and thus each one was required
on first entering congress to sign the De
claration. In January, 1777, an authen
ticated copy, with tho naiuo of all tho
signers, was sent to each State for stana-
. 1- . . A ...1 , .1 . .
uirus 11 iiici wuien may nave put a stop
to the business of signing. It shows,
however, the little importance that was
nttached to this eeremonv, tluit Hubert
H. Livingston was one of' the committee
of five that reported the Declaration, and
yet did not sign it, unless his signature
Is lost witli the original document.
The truth is, tho Declaration of Inde
pendence was considered at that time of
much less importance than now; nor did
mo signers urenm 01 its iieeoiiiintr a
shrine almost of worshln at tho nnsint.
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The Lover's Plot.
Sirdeurgo Mackenzie, who nourished
In tho last half of the Feventeenth cen
tury, was one of tho most eminent jurists
ever known in Scotland, besides a brill
iant man of letters. He Inherited wealth,
und during Ids busy life he added so
much to it that he beeamo one of tho
wealthiest men of his time. As a politi
cian ho was f-elf-willed and stubborn.and
nt times violent. Hetwcen himself and
tho young Karl of Hutu a strong politi
eal difference existed, which neither
showed a disposition to harmonize. Yet
the earl had fallen deeply in love with
Sir George's daughter, mid the lovo was
by horTcturned, The lovers knew that
tho stern old advocate would not consent
to their union. In fact, it it is doubtful
if Sir George would have admitted Ditto
to his house as a friend. His feelings
were deep and bitter, nnd. he had been
heurd to denounce tho earl as littlo hot
ter than u political renegade.
The lovers put tkeir heuds together,
nnd consulted. Thev were eager to be
mado man nnd wife. Of course, tiio
young lady could elope, and bo married
clandestinely, and the father could not
help himself; but, all, lie could disinher
it liis recreant daughter, and that must
not be. The young earl was not mcr
eennrv. The damsel's prospective wealth
as heiress of her ricli lather, had given
Iter not a particle of extra attraction for
him, yet he did not like the Idea of hav
ing ills wife deprived of her jut inheri
tance; nnd, naturally, he did not care to
lose such a broad and grand estate, for
this daughter was an only child.
At length the earl hit tiixin a plan, and
resolved to act upon it. lie visited Sir
(Icorge in his chambers, while the latter
held the olllco of king's advocate, and ap
pealed to him for assistance.
Now, as man to mau,in matters of bus
iness, in any way not involving brother
ly love, Sir (icorge held the oung earl
in high esteem; and there was no man of
his acquaintance whom he would have
more readily assisted legally. Further
more, the advocate had not the remotest
idea that Hute cither loved his daughter
or that he was familiar with her.
"Sir Oeorge," said the earl, when he
was readv to open his business, "there is
a young lady in this city whom I dearly
love; and she has confessed her love for
me. Her father is wealthy. Now, sir I
care not for the lady's money; yet it
would not be pleasant to have 'her fath
er disinherit her. From this you can
judge that the father is opposed to our
union, At all events, we fear that such
is the case. Now, my dear Sir (icorge, I
know that you would not hesitate to
vouch for my worthiness."
The old man nodded assent verv pleas
antly, "And, sir. I think you would be will
ing to exert yoiir lnfl'uence in mv behalf,
if I should mairy the lady elaiufestinely.
Your influence would be effectual, I ain
And so the earl went on until he had
brought Sir (Icorge not only to promise
liis assistance toward preventing a disin
heritance.but so far had tiie keen old law
yer cntcred( into the spirit of the thing
that he advjscd the earl, by all means,
to go ahead.
"Why," he exclaimed, forcibly, "the
man must be blind, or a fool, who would
reject such an alliance for his daughter
one of the oldest names in the realm,
a fair share of wealth and a coronet,
(ioon, my lord, and I will sustain vou if
And the curl went ahead. That very
evening he arranged with the lady, ami
on the following tiny they were privately
In the evening Sir (icorge missed his
daughter. He had just inquired for her.
when a door was opened, and she anil
the Karl of Hute entered, hand in hand,
and advanced straight to his chair and
went down on their knees.
Not a word of explanation was needed.
The old advocate caught his breath,
changed from a deathlike paleness to a
furious flush half a dozen times and fin
ally gave in.
"Sir (icorge, henceforth 1 shall take
great pleasure in sustaining my wife's
father," said the earl.
A hot response was upon the parent's
lips, but he swallowed it; and gradually
a sense of the absurdity of tho situation
possessed him, and ano'irhe burst into a
hearty laugh, and the erring children
"Wall.why don't you eat your vittles?"
inquired Mr. Scnecliarib Sykes, glaring
at his eldest son, Oliver, at the breakfast
table. "Are vou sick,swecnicd, or finan
cially busted? '
"Oliver is by no means well," suggest
ed Mrs. Sykes, "and I have no doubt
but that a change of scene in another
climate would be beneficial to him."
"What's tho matter witli you?" inquir
"I don't know exactly," answered Oli
ver; "I reckon it's some kind of general
debility. 1 should like to go to some
"(!o to some watering place!" whistled
Seniicharib, dropping a potato from his
fork and shoveling a spoon of salt into
his coffee. "Wool, why don't ycr go out
to the horse trough? f suppose ycr want
to take in Long Hrntieh, don't ycr? Want
to blow in a couple of thousand dollars,
or two hundred head of steers? 1'vo got
my opinion of these dished-up watering
places. You'd like to go to 1 lot Springs,
wouldn't ycr, and iniisli some widder wo- ,
man witli her face calciiniiied, and the
six children by her first husband in the
background where ycr never see 'em.
Such creatures are always on the lookout
for idiotic invalids with wealth. Thev
are thicker than led ants at a picnic.
Want to go to Newport, and be snubbed
by thd aristoe, don't yer? Want to go
up to Waukesha, Wisconsin, and drink
stagnant pond water flavored witli car
bonic acid gas? Want to go to Long
Hrancli and rentden. Grant's cottage,
built with a small kitchen, nineteen
smoking rooms, and a dozen dog kennels,
don't yer? Think somd of going to Sar-'
atoga, and get yourself steered on to n
bunko game? Want to go to Kye Heach,
and SlU'k rvi wlllsk-v ivu'L-tiiitu t'lirnmrli ,
rye straw while the littlo German bund
plays 'Coming Thro' tho Rye?'
"Yes, sir, I've got my opinion of all
these watering places, audit's a low one.
You can't stcul a side glance at tho port
er without paying him a dollar, and if
vou stub your too its two and a half.
I'liey will sell you a cigar for six bits
and charge you ten cents for a match.
You can't move nround on the gallery
without fetching away the back breadth's
of a ladv's dress, and you can't Niunter
into the bar-room without rubbing
against a saucer-eyed dude. The butter
is made in an iron kettle witli a lire un
der it instead of a churn; and the spring
chicken is ns springy as an injy rubber
teething ling. My advico is to stay
away from all such watering places; and,
if you must recuperate your shattered
constitution, why pack yer grip suck,
pike for the banks of Newfoundland.and
put a coating of hard-boiled corns on the
palms of your hands hauling in mackerel
and codfishes. That's me, that's your
old dad, Scnecliarib, ami he's got' the
Texas steers to pay tho expenses. "
Why Women Don't Want to Vote.
A prominent St. liuis gentleman, in
n public speech recently, gave the follow
lug explanation of why It is that women
do not show morn deslro to votes "It
may bo admitted that the majority of
women aro in doubt as to tho duty and
expediency of their exercising tills fran
chise, and, therefore, they choose to bo
at first witnesses of tho experiment rather
than eo-opcrntors. Such has been tho
history ot all those grand movements In'
tho progress of our civilization in nil its
aspects. They have been sturtcd by the
few, for only tho few aro gifted with the
inspiration and philosophy of tho insight
nnd foresight that can perceive both tho
wrong and the remedy, und nothing in
tho providence of such movements shows
more wisely for their constnnt ndvnnco
and permanent success than this very
timidity nnd hesitancy by people in gen
eral in their active participation."
Belleb and TheorlesCWhlch Have Obtained From
me nmeoiAoam Tne small Boy'i Sign.
"Don't pick up tlint pin. Let mc,"
siiki a iiuiy to n young mnn who stooped
io pick inai uscnu article irom tlic cur
"Whv not. nrnv?"
"Why. man n'llve. don't vou see Its
head is toward you? It's bad luck to
pick up a pin when the head is toward
one. I remember old Cy Henderson, who
used to work for us, would come homo
from the church of which lie was sexton,
and ills coat lapnel would fairly bristlo
with the pins ho had picked up while
sweeping, lie niwnys said tlint liceouid
get as many more If lie hadn't been
afraid of bad luck that might follow him
if ho picked tliem up wrong end-to.
Now, then, while you are standing there
you are just drawing luul luck to' your
self. You are turning the chair round
on one leg. I suppose, if vou had tho
chance, you would just as lief carry a
hoe or a rake through the house ns not.
Kverybody knows that brings the worst
K1I1I1 OI HICK.
The numerous cranky theories of which
tne nuiiian animal is possessed aro sur
lirlsiiiL'. and the forcLMifinr is but u sntti.
jde. It is a mjittcr of superstition that
it is unlucky to pare the nails Sundavjto
see the new moon over the left shoulder
or through u tree. If one dreams of
false teeth or having a tooth pulled it is
uiiiuckv. io dream ot a marriage Is con
sidered by those who are wise in these
matters, to be n sign of a funeral. To
break a lookim: class indicates that somi-
one of the family will die. as does a No
the flying of a wild bird through tlic
house. The sudden ringing in the cars
sometimes ncard, caused ttv some local
Irritation of the auditorv nerves, is call
ed n death-bell, and the hrst person
thought of Is the one who will did. The
peculiarity about this sign N that it Is
never Known to lie verilicd. If a dog
howl under the window of any one, that
person will die before the vea'r N out. It
was the custom years ago, and in some of
tuc more rural towns still obtains, that
tue male relatives ol the deceased should
wear their hats in church durlnir the fu
neral services. The looking-glasses
vtcre iiiing wan towels, and the clock
stopped ami all pictures of the deceased
turned lace .to the wall. The bees were
told by some one of the family who was
the one who had died.
The superstition which boys hold in
regard to many thliics is verv Interest
ing, and after passing through that hap
piest event of a hoy's life next to play
ing hookey ami going swiii'iinine;. liL'h't-
mg a "humble-bee" nest, it used to !
the proper thing to cure the stings to
run mo aiiccied pari witn tliree kinds ot
grass ami nreatiie on it. I here is not a
boy ot 11 but can tell of innumerable
charms for warts. One is this: The
party afllictcd finds some one who will buy
the warts of him. receivine in eoninims!i.
tion therefor something, it matters not of
now siignt a value. I he warts will all
disappear, at least children believe thev
do. Most boys of lit would give anything
they own for a real lucky-stone, one with
a natural hole in it. Sometimes a bov
will carry a buckeye for luek.but iisiiall'v
it is a man who is willing to swear tlia't
liis rheumatism is cured by carrying it
round in liis pocket. It is 'supposed bv
many that camphor and asafictida act fs
disinfectants.and often at a funeral.when
they have any suspicion of contagion,tlie
odorot usatietida is almost overpowering,
ii is noi a pieasaui periunio. l lie no
tion that that which hasji stromr smoll
disinfects is almost universal, as witness
tho widely prevalent plan of disinfecting
a room by burning paper in it. The eu-
nuns inut mm in iiiissuperhiuioil meox-
planatioii for the custom of burning in
cense in churches. Kvcry silly sign, for
it can hardly bo dlgiiifiod'with' the name
of superstition, is that if a knife or fork
lio let fall while at the tahle,some one Is
coming; if a fork, it is a man, if a knife,
a woman. If a lien ever attempts to imi
tate her lord and master by trying to
crow, she should then and there, without
waiting for further developments, have
her neck wrung. Ono ought never to
buy anything or go in debt on New Year's
day, because he or she will be paying out
money or incurring debts nil tlio vear.
Work ought never to be commenced Fri
day or Saturday; they are unlucky duvs,
and trouble will ensue before the'under
ttiking is finished.
One strange thing about the supersti
tions of days is that even otherwise intel
ligent people aro goverened largely by
them. One young man said to the writer
that ho meant to get married on a Fri
day out of pure bravado on a rainy
Friday, under a ladder and by a red
haired minister, llo was going to invite
thirteen to the wedding and have the
knives and forks laid in the form of n
cross, ami spill the salt. It is worthy of
notice,however,that when in the fullness
of time he ennil to hewed lie"squeaked"
on liis daring project and was married
with as scrupulous n regard to the prop
rieties as anybody else.
The superstitions prevalent among chil
dren about anlnials are quite interesting.
If a eat or dog follow one home, it is a
lucky sign, particularly If tho animal ho
a eat. It is unlucky to have a black cut
grow up in one's house.though if it came
to one, no better luck could happen. It
is unlucky to move a eat,but the ill-luck
may bo averted by taking a new broom
into the empty house tho first duv. It
is confidently believed that if the 'spider
called grandaddy long-legs is held fast
and asked where tho cows are, it will
point in the right direction. If a horse
hair is left in water long enough it will
turn to bo a snake. Those uncannvlnok.
ing, double-winged dragon flics that hov
er rnuiid miasmatic ponds. aro us certain
ly known to bo snake-feeders as It is nossl
bio for anything to bo known to tho smiiil
noy. iney aro certainly uncanny
enough to Iced a most anvthliiL'. Tho
idea is that this fly catches untn imdhucrs
and other small fry of the air and feeds
tho snake. No definite commercial rela
Hons between tho snako as tho party of
tho first part, and tho snake-feeder as tho
party ot tho second part, could bo aseer
tallied. Southern people, and particu-
him- euiureii pconic, can iiieso aouuiu
winged gentry of tho a ir."doctor snakes.
and they say that four or five of them
will get together and hold a consultation
over tho sick rentile. and as Inner as ho
will take medicine they will give it to
him, but as soon as ho refuses to eat.thoy
uy nway aim icavo iiim. For all that
the small hoy believes that the toad
the author of wai ts,and that every place
touched by a toad will have a wa'rtcoiiio
It is a cardinal doctrinal doctrine
among boys that if a snake's head is cut
oil', its body will be alive till after tho
sun goes down, and tho bend will bite
just as if it wore joined to tho bodv till
Mahiiki) l'Aits.siPH. Wash thorough
ly and rcmovo tho skins by scraping
cm mom in uaivcs or quarters; pour
boiling water on them enough to cover
them; boll until tender. Now pour off
the water and mush and prepare them
the same wt potatoes,
"Arkansasiournnlism was not very in
viting when I enmo to tho State," said
the religious editor ofnn apostolic publi
cation, "but I came rcgnrdlcss of invita
tion. I entered tho newspaper business
at quite an early age, nnd soon became
local editor of the Nnshvlllo "Union,"
n paper that flourished before tlic war.
W c had no reports in thoso seml-wceklv
days of southern journalism. The local
editor was pupposcd to gnthcr all tho
news nnd write it in accordance witli his
own ideas. There "was no managing edi
tor. Tho editor was too much occupied
with politics to pay nny attention to news
matters; so tlic local man, cspeclnlly ns
his department wnslunc of secondary con
sideration, had a comparatively eaiv
time and very jroor salary. One" nigh't
1 went out to report tho closing exer
cises of the medical college. This was
a great event in soeietycircles, and a pa
per containing it full account was treasur
ed by everyone present. The iKilitcal
editor condescended to tell mc to mnkc
a full report to our next edition, which
ciimc out on the following morning, and
impressed in no small degree witli mv
mission, I went forth to execute the grea't
command, i niiu not gone verv iar when
i mei a party ol irieiuK They recog
nizcu my importance and Honored mc
accordingly, but ventured to auggest the
propriety of going into a saloon and taking
a drink. As I was rather early for the cer
emonies, I went in and formed one link
ol a circle around u decidedly convivial
table. We took several drinks, when I
arose and declared that I must go. 'Sit
down' said a friend. ' hat the thunder
do you care for a lot of doctors? You've
got a programme, so what's the-difference
wnetiier you go or not? I sat down
again, and before 1 could, realize how
time had flown, a late hour had arrived.
I hurried to the office and from tho pro
gramme wrote up a glowing account of
mv vauii isi:.-. i iiv; vtiiiur reiiii uie prooi
and expressed himself highly gratified
witli the article. He became 'so enthus
iastic over it that he declared his inten
tion of increasing my salary. I went to
my room, pleased with myself and sat
isfied witli the world. 1 lav in bed and
smoked my pipe witli a thrillinc sense of
pleasure. I dreamed of fresh laurels, of
coming greatness us a journalist. I awoke
witli a pleasant recollection of the previ
ous night. The editor's words were fresh
in my care. I would be a great journa
list. The servant entered the room and
handed me the opposition paper. I held
it for a moment and wondered if the poor
fellow who wrote up the medical college
exercises had received such compliment
from the editor as I luul swallowed. 'I'll
read the poor fellow's report,' I mused.
I looked for a double head but could not
find it. Tnequal to the occasion,' I
thought. Just then my eyes fell uj)on
the following sen.ationa'l paragraph:
'Owing to the illness of l'rof. Kve, the
commencement exercise of the medical
college; which were to have taken place
last night, were postponed.' I was stun
ned. I reached for mv punts. I left
the room hurriedly. While I stood at
the foot of the stairs, I saw my editor
enter the front door witli a shot' mm. I
slipped around, climbed tho back fence,
sought the suburbs, and meditated.
Female Clerics in Pari.
The editor of tho Voltaire, says tho
London News, publishes niiiio interest
ing statistics, furnished him by the ad
ministrators of the Credit Fonder and
Hank of France, on tho employment of
women in these establishment. M. Jan-
sen, the head ol a department ot the
Credit Foncier, states that ho has always
nan tun reason to lie satistied with the
lady clerks. They were first brought lu
as supernumeraries durimr the emission
of the lottery loan of 187!. Just then
the correspondence, was phenomenally
great. It was necessary to verify more
than :i,OW,lHH) subscriptions, to say noth
ing of the myriads of hoaxing 'letters
that were received. The fair supernum
eraries showed n genius for distinguish
ing serious demands lor scrip irom Men
tions. Forty-four of them were at first
brought in. ' The number was raised to
IL'U ami then two L'U-'. lu ilivinlnir
hoaxes they rendered very important
service. Subscribers for fun, they dis
covered, generally borrowed their niiiues
from books or transposed ordinary ones.
When the ludv clerks ceased to, bo more
supernumeraries they got with astonish
ing quickness into the routine ot the bus
iness, Thev are chiefly employed in
writing letters, as cashiers, und, when
they are good accountants, in Htriking
balances. There is a feminine division
in a separate wing. Nothing is so rare
there as errors of inattention. At tlic
Hank of France tho highest character is
given of the lady clerks. They have
been found scrupulously honest and obe
dient to necessary discipline, though
more quick in getting through business
which is not in the ordinary routine
than the other employes. Ouitc re
cently the irovornor of tho Hank of
France nnd the bourd of directors estab
lished a retiring annuity fund for tho
men. it has also been decided when
auxiliary clerks are wanted to prefer
women to men, becauso of their quick
ness in learning their business. The
regular hours of work nro from tl to 4.
I'.xtrn time is always paid for. Salaries
aro not docked when illness is certified.
There was a time when they were
"hanging men and women for wearing of
tho green;" now such adventurous people
die naturally. A Milwaukee girl is tho
latest victim and was tutully poisoned in
tho hnndlinc. of irreen velvet over tho
counter, l'rof. .1, II, Long, chemist of
the Chicago .Medical College, states that
such deaths are not only possible but of
occasional occurrence. lie believes that
dcuth Is caused by the Inhalation of a
wliio powder arising from tho fabric
when handled, highly poisoned by an
arsenical combination, Organic colors
ofteu contain much arsenic ami copper,
and ho states that Schcele's green and
Paris green, when used in fabrics, aro
very poisonous. German police author
ities Iiavo published a long list of poison
ous colors which are strictly forbidden
in the manufactories of thai country.
These colors. Professor bmg says, were
formerly uiudo of extracts of harmless
plants, but these. Iiavo recently given
place to anilines, which, when made
properly aro not poisonous. Anilines
are poisonous only when the arsenic used
as a function in their manufacture lias
not all been eliminated. F.vcry shade of
tho rainbow may be produced irom ani
lines, but the average, cost Is $." per
pound, and manufiicturors have resorted
to rank poisons to produce cheaper color
atloii, and tho user and not tho producer
has to miller. Dr. 1mg describes nullino
as one of the greatest triumphs of modern
chemistry. Produced from coal tar, in
which no coloration exists, hut which, by
u dozen processes of distillation and con
version of constituents becomes a color
ing substance of the most brilliant na
ture. Madder red und Indigo blue are
now made In tho laboratory, but it cost
Gorman chemist twenty yearn to dhtfjlj
coyer tho secret. Very little if nny col
onng mutter Is mndo In thin country.
Tho crude tnntcrinls, Dr. Ixmg snyg, such
ns benzoic, are sent to Germany nnd
other European countries where, bv
cheap skilled labor It is converted nml
imported. It is evident from the nbovo
that this country is lacking in stringent
laws for tho protection of its fabrics from
cheap coloration and poison. Tho only
practical information n merchant can
give is tho cost of tho nrticlcs. If it is
cheap nnd high-colored, especially green,
it is dangerous without doubt. He does
not ask or know what Ingredients enter
into its construction, nnd Is satisfied if it
sells and ho realizes on liis investment.
Of course men who deal in high-priced
goods are quite certain us to their manu
facture. Tho Llmo Kiln Club.
Jndge Cadaver Will Fay a $1,100 Fine
verbi by Brother Gardner.
Judge Cadaver hns lately fallen into
the habit of showing up at l'aradlso Hall
an hour before the meetings open nnd
studying nrt with no one to bother or
make him nfrald. Hy a careful inspec
tion of tlic busts of Ciesar.Jaekson. Clnv.
Shakespeare and Sumner, nnd by a close
inspection oi me inrcc or lour sacred
iiorsc pistols, tho four renowned swords
and the hulf-dor.cn cliromos, ho lias be
come nlniost a connoisseur, and can al
most tell the difference between a gen
uine Hubcns nnd u tea store plaque. He
was tm hand as Usual Snturdav evening.
Samuel Shin left him stnndihg before
tho bust of Ciesar and went down stairs
after an onion. Umn his return the
judge lay senseless on the floor, and
nround Him were the fragments of the
busted bust. The judge hud scarcely re
vived when the meeting opened,' but
there was mi shade of pity In Hrothcr
Gardner's voice as ho arose and said;
"Judge Cadaver will lie given two
weeks to replace de bust wid a new one
bavin' do same squint to de left eye. in
case he falls to do so lie will bo fined
about $1,1IH). Goin'len, dar' am n few
things 1 would call your 'teiishun to. De
sezun has now nrove for pullin' ole hats
and pillers outer de broken winders, an'
i seize do occasiiitn to ax you to remem
ber: "Dut a front irate olfits lilnees means
a slip-shod man in de house.
"Dut u red noe means a hungry flour
"Dut no man eber trot work sittin'on
de fence an' discussin' do needs of do
"Dut de less politicks a man has do
mo cash he kin pay his grocer.
"Dut iirirvments on
build churches nor pnv de preachers,
"Dut 11 filinllv which iifdier linrrmvu
nor lends keeps nuvburs the longest.
"Dnt beauty wilt starve in tho parlor
whar' common senc'wili grow fat in do
"Out tho world am full o' mice holes,
an ail the cuts need to do nm to watch
"Dnt economy (loan' mean buvin' kal-
iker for your wife an' broad-cloth for
"Dut progress douir menu littitr n o
douliH to new buildins.
"Dut liberty (loan' irin vou de rtaht to
eat auuder man's chickens.
"Dnt success achieved by rascality am
i fish net made o' yarn.
"Let us now purceed to attack the reir-
'lar programing o' bizness, an' if dar' am
any mo' eougliiii' an' spittcn' olier in de
ft.", .... ! Ml ...!,
un cu nur s.iruu pussiiis will witness
purcoedin's that will cast ii irloom obcr
de nox' oOy'urs."
hir isuiic ulpole sum he would like
to state that his motto has always been:
"Good luck nebber stops to wnkj a man
up," and he then took up the beau-box
and made a tour of the hall which re
sulted in the election of the following
candidates: Presumption Jones, Elder
Hoot, Phosphate Jackson, l'rof. Huireles.
Come Down Taylor, Duplex Mason, Gen.
Harrison, Judge lliloxi and Uophcr
What n Lie Did.
"I onco hud un example of how well it
is to tell the truth,' said a gentleman who
was once a prominent candidate for Gov
ernor ot Arkunsuw. "Sometime ue;o I
wns traveling on horseback through a
very lonely part of the country. I'was
never a brave man, and I was not in tho
least surprised upon discovering that 1
was scared, livery rustle of the leaves.
every sudden cry of n bird, startled me.
1 couldn't think ot nnvt hinir but rob
bers und desperadoes, nnd shuddered ns j
i remembered u man, who, years ago,
hud been found in the woods, 'murdered
in cold blood, livery feature of the
ghastly face up, and I turned sick, when
the gaping wound in his throat came up
with startling verslmilitude.
" Inlo i thus reflected, a short turn
of the lonely road, winding around a
thickly wooded hill brought mo almost
faeo to face with two men who seemed
to be standing for me. Their horses
wore hitched to n neighboring irrane-
vine, and the suirirestivo manner in which
they looked at the animal 1 was riding,
sent a thrill, like a streak of ico-water,
up by back. I saw at once that they
were desperate men, and felt that they
would not hesitate to kill me. Fltaht
was out of tho question, for any such
move on my part would, I was convinced,
prove certain death. For the first time
in my life I resolved to plav tho bully,
and assuming what I funded wns an un
concerned expression, I said, 'good morn-
"1 low nre' your
they replied. "Going
"I don't know tMt it is any of your
business', I replica. "1 don't 'want any
trouble with you for I have decided to
loud u better life. Never iiguin do I
want it said that kshed the blood of a
"A bud man, I
fickou," said ono of tho
"At one timo 1
kild not have denied
such an uccusntioi
but, as I tell you, 1
have resolved neve
I hope that vou wi
kill another man.
lit molest me."
"Hold on poduer! '
"I've got no time tofdilk."
"Hut hold on! Whuvs vour niiine?"
"I'm Hill Potson, tte outlaw, ui)d the
man of whom you live often heard. I
have killed men forlcss than this, and I
don't want you to cuitHefti breaking of my
"Do as you like uhouH
said the tailor of the dcHicrudoes. 'Ohs
jiitu iu uivu vuu uit ui'Liiivieu.
III ... 1 . 1.! .f r.. r JT.
ivo you a bit ol'j
s ... l,
know who you are. hut I know t" " .
niii.ii ,..i. .un nii mil muni
are not Hill Potson, the robber
"I low Ho you know?
"Dccause, 1 am 1)111 l'ot
mi- liriitlmr "
"1 begged, '
"I'll ff -r-v.
un, my Kind menus l never cum.
mitted nny depredations. I am a candi
date for Governor of Arknnsaw, nnd nm
on my wnv to meet an opponent at a
place of discussion. You wouldn't hnng
a Governor, would you? Jut think of
what your State would losel"
"Who is your opponent?"
"What sort of a fellow N lie?"
"He's n bad miin."
"Are you well acquainted witli him?"
"I novcrj'nw him, but I know that hu's
n bad man."
"He's a much better man than you
arc, or atlenst will soon exhibit more ca
pacity for executive duties than vou can
jiossibly show. In short, he'll be tho
liveliest man pretty soon."
"They put the rope around mv neck,
I prayed in vain. I nsked tho Lord to
forgive my sins and closed my eves,
every moment expecting to be drawn
"If I let you go will you promise never
again to use my name'
"I swear I won't. I.ct me live and
I'll be a better mnn. I'll do anything
for you, and when I'm elected Governor
I'll pardon you." f
"All right, vou may go this time. Tako
oft the rope, John."
I mounted my horse and rode away,
with tearful thankfulness audit determi
nation never to tell another lie. Next
day when I reached tlic place of discus
sion, a large crowd luul gatiiered. When
1 approached the peoplo wero shouting
with laughter. Great Alexander! Some
one was relating my experience. Shoving
my way forward, I recognized in the
speaker the tall man who had accused
me of taking his name. He was mv op
ponent. I could not face the crowd', and
left as rapidly as possible. The whole
tiling was a joke. At the election I was
defeated by tin overwhelming-majority.
Died nt Nearly Six Score.
X. V. IlrrnM, JuntP.
Hcbiiecu Hamilton, colored, died nt
No. West Twenty-eighth street on
Sunday evening lust. Hud sho lived until
December next it is claimed that she
would have been 1 15 years of age, hav
ing been bom in the town of Lyme,
Conn., in the year 17i8. Her ueicc Ade
line Jackson, with whom sho lived at the
address given above, yesterday recalled
for a reporter some-of tho recollections
of tlic old woman. When sho was a lit
tle girl her folks removed to Lebanon,
Conn., and she remembered having there
(ecu General Washington pass through
the town at the head of Ins troops ami
often told vividly of how he, U'l'tlt. II I'll IK'.
bJf "l''y," ns she called it.
,ii,iv,.iiib ...ii,. nun iii-iii'iui Isling
ton's clothes were stolen and a reward
was offered for their recovery. The lit
tle girl while passing the woods not fur
from her homo, espied something red in
tho hollow btuiiip of a tree." Heing
afraid of it she ran homo and told
her mother, who upon going to the spot
pulled out with a stick tho missing regi
mentals. Her mother took tliem to Gen
eral Washington, who was then at Nor
wich, and received the reward.
She was fond ot telling how, when she
first came to New York citv. ncarlv
threc-ouartersof a ccnturvairn ."tint imntH.
sailed In Canal street," und her last place ,
of residence in Twenty-eighth street whs
in the midst of woods. Down about tlu
Hattery and Howling Green were the res
idences of tho "big bugs." The old wo
man was twice married. She had three
nieces and four nephews, most of them.,
living on Staten Island. She was blind
for nino years before her death.
Attomev .A.t Lb. w
Will r..tt ve in nil ii, nit. ni Miiiou I
Coiled lo. , j si.it hII tn him rrf liuui lu I ness
will leeeivc ii y , nil! t Htu-iu hm, ,
CarOlllce nortu nd-o; Curt Hoi- over
Ulude's ,ir.u eto.c ,
T. T. THATCHER, M.D.
OFFICE At residence, two doora north ot
. KeeTe' 6 tore; formerly residence of LtJ
L. R. KNOWLES,
Will practice In all Courts. Real Estate bust
u and Collections promptly attended to.
A. H. JAMISON,
tal Estate, Insurance and Collecting
MOUND CITY, MO.
Will practice In all the Court ot northwest
. CHAS. W. THOMAS,
OSBOON, HOLT COUOTT, MO.
OolUetlone made, Deposition taken, ConTejs
frtj done, Legal Inform itlon (lren and Gear
snlLMd aod Law Ballses aUendsd to.
T. 0. DUNGAN,
Will practice In all Courts ot Missouri, Kaa
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MONTGOMERY & ROECKER, hnunte4
DaMUasa anil atsilt'ASMfnr liualnns
faiinwi w aaiiea swijvk
Loan Moner. Bar Notes. Draw P-1'
snnelpal cities, and collections pri other IT)
raj Taxes lor non-resident , ly
Ht real estate, and lnvetment'
U terras. Interest alloweitmrry
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