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The Lincoln County Herald
PUBLISHED 1VBRT THURSDAY
I'HEJO, ty FISHER.
1M.OOAIEAI IN ADVANCE.
INGLE COPIEH FIVI! CENTS.
VHAS. MARTIN, Jr.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Witt praetloe In all the Court! of the Third
Judicial District. Special attention given
te the collection of debti.
B. W. WHEELER
Attorney at Law and Notary Public,
NEW HOPE, IWO.
tTTILL attend to any nrnfepslonal business In
VV the Coirti of Lincoln, Warren, Pike and
GEO Ii. COLLIER,
GALLERY BOUXU OF BALLINQKK'S
Photograph Album and Picture Framci
For Sale at Lowest Trices.
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T . J . WEBB,
ATTORNEY AT 1AW,
W ILL promptly attend to legal business,
Special attention given to Collecting.
pf Office with' J. B. Allen, In the old 1. 0
J. C. GOODRICH. W. W. UIRKUKAD
DR. BIRKIIEAD will be in the office all the
time. Dr. GOODRICH will only bo hero
from line 10 time, due notice of which will be
given. Gas for the PAINLESS extraction of
teeth administered at all time, by Dr. Blrkhoad
August 31, 1871. v6n26yl
Iff. IV. JVIcLEfiLAN, JH. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office at M. S. Ballinger's Drug Store.
R. C. MAGKUDER,
ATTORN E 1 AT LAW,
Will practice ia the Courts of the Third Judical
A. V. McKEE. WM. FRAZIER
JtlcKEE & FRAZIER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
' Wilt practice In all the counties of the Third
J udlclal Circuit, and in the Supremo Court of the
Mate. men ly
WALTOX & CREECH,
A1TOIINEYS AT LAW AND REAL
Will moctlco In oil tho Uourts of tho Third
Judicial Circuit, and tho Supremo Court of th
State. All business entrusted to their care will be
nromntlv attended to.
Offlco over Dr. S. T. Bast's Drag stole. Office
hours from 9 a- u. to 4 p. m.
F. T. WILLIAMS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
January 1, 1869 Inly
A. II. BUCKNER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ST. CHARLES, MO.,
"Will attend to any professional business In tho
Courts of Lincoln, Warren, Montgomery and
St. Charles, and in the District and
Supreme Courts. vSnlyl
UENRY QD1QLEV. I EUGENE N. B0NFIL8
QUIttLEY & HONF1LS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Con veyancers & Real Estate Agents,
"ITTILL practice in the various Coorts of tho
VV Third Judicial Dlsttlct (Pike, Warren
Montgomery and Lincoln). Having been en
gaged for two years past in making an abstract
ni tine oi an real estate In Lincoln county, tney
nave peculiar lacuiues lor rurntsning at snor
notice a complete aostraet ot title 01 all tn
lands in said county.
July 28, 1870.
TR 0 1 lUlKKll
Keeps a fall supply of
CAKES, PA8TBIES, &C,
ALSO FANCY AID COM
And everything In the line of Confectioneries
All kinih of Cake and Paitrie made to
order. All order thould be given at
least two day in advance.
Nov ember V, 1871.--tfeb27J
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned
Superintendent of publie schools of Llncclr
eounty,.Mo., will, tn accordance with the sohool
law of the State, hold tiubllo examination o(
teaehir, on the 1st Saturday of every month, at
roe court nouse In Troy, and on innse days only
Teachers will please bear this In mind.
W. S. PENNINGTON. Sup't Publte School,
jnionjij Lincoln Ouunty, mo
fOUIl BUSINESS !N THE HEUALD AND
LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD.
A THRILLING STORY
BY BELLA FRENCH.
The night shadows were beginning to
settle down upon tho earth. All day the
rain had been falling, sometimes in heavy
bowers. I be roses and pinks in the
garden bad a sickly look, for tbetr petals
bung low and were heavy with water,
and with the mud which had been
splashed upon them. Tho clouds were
still dark and threatening, bespeaking a
stormy night. The little town of Ashton
was unusual! v nuiet. 'ibe streets wcro
too muddy and tho weather too inclement
to entico people from their homes. Unly
now and then a solitary traveler was to
bo seen. These, business had drivon
forth ; and they walked with rapid steps,
anxious to again get under shelter.
In a vine-wreathed cottage on a flower-
SDrinkled lawn, the supper had been wait
inn over an hour lor tho master 01 tne
bouse, whose business had necessitated
his being absent from homo all day.
Mr. Jacobs was the tax collector of the
township, and consequently could not
wait the return ot pleasant weather be
fore pursuing his journey. Therefore he
had equipped himself in bis India-rubber
over-garniont in the morning, and
had gone about his business, leaving his
wife the promise of an early return in
the evening. But tho supper hour bad
oome and gone without his making ap
pearance. Airs. Jacobs, however was
net anxious as yet. Such delays wcro
too frequent to cause this one to give her
any uneasiness oi mind.
She flitted about the house, busy with
her evening duties, singing a gay song as
she went, aho was a bright little wo
man, with a world of courage written in
her dark, sparkling eyes, and on the
firm, red lips.
Anon she disrobed her two little ones,
and put them to bod, and when tho night
shadows turned into an inky blackness,
she seated herself by the lamp and began
to sew, still leaving tho supper table
spread, and the food on the stove, keep
ing warm lor tno return ot her husband.
But the little clock on tho mantleshetf
had told the hour of ten, before bis step
was heard at the door, tie came in hur
riedly, and strode to seat without re
moving his dripping outer garments, or
his muddy boots.
Was detained. Am in an awlul
hurry. Going to Winchester to-night,"
diving his hand into a pockotof his inner
coat, and glancing axtously around the
To Winchester I" repeated his wife
in dismay. "twenty miles in tnis
'Can't be holned." he returned. "Bus
iness is business you know.
Ho removed his band from bis pocket,
took off his hat, and brushed back his
fair hair, revealing the rather handsome
faco of a light complexioned, middlo
aged man. He had large groy eyes, but
they wore an anxious expression and
ther glance wandered restlessly about the
"Jane," he said suddenly, again diving
his hand into the troublesome pocket
"do you suppose that you could take caro
of a large sum of money till to morrow t
"Why, yes," she answered, looking up
"I bavo eolleoted five thousand dol
lars," he continued, "and it is too late to
get it into the bank, and 1 do not dare to
carry so much with me.
"Well, you can leave it here as well as
not. No one would think of my having
such a sum oi money.'
He drew a large wallet from his pocket
and placed it in her bands.
"It belongs to the government, and if
you let it pass from your bands 1 am
ruined, be commented. And he arose
as if to depart.
"You are going to eat some supper?1
"SSo, l havo no time to lose. 1 mus
make Winchester by midnight. Good
bye. Take good uare of the money, and
fasten all the doors.
He gave her a hurried kiss, and the
next moment he was goue.
But the sound of his footsteps bad
scarcely died away, before Mrs. Jacobs
began to feel a strange iear creeping over
ber. Why it was, she knew not. one
had lived there seven years, and sloot in
tho house many a night without the'doors
being shut. JNow they were looked and
bolted. She could not think of going to
bed. She was too nervous for that. She
was, likewise too nervous to work. She
put the money in her dress pocket, and
olasping both tightly in her hands, she
sat very still, gating anxiously into noth
ingness, and listening so intently that
silence became a ieariul mingling of dis
cordant sounds in her ears
An hour passed. It had been an age
"I am glad that I am not rioh," she
whispered as the clock struok eleven
"What a task it must bo to watoh one'i
Presently she beard a sound. It wsb
not the fain, for there was a porfect lull
in the storm, it could not be a neigb
bor, for she lived in the outskirts of the
village, several blocks from any one, and
she was not likely to be oalled in eases
Again she heard it. It seemed as if
window sash was being raissd. Strango
that abe should have forgotten to fasten
"Why didn't John leave me his t
volver?" she mused. "I have nothing
with which to proteot myself in case that
l sbould ee molested to-night. It was
really aft oversight in him."
Again she boat J the sound. It seemed
to com Jtom tbe bed-room. It was
swiftly two TtiaiagsD? Milt. Theft ther
TROY, MO., THURSDAY,
was tite sound of movement at though
soma one was entering that way.
Fear nearly paralyzed her tor a mo
ment. But abo quickly rallied, and tsk-
nc nn the lamo. Drooeeded to investigate
She had scarce! opened the bed room
loor, when sho staggered baokward with
a half suppressed soream. Two men in
hideous disguises were already in the
room, and a third was in the aot of crawl
ing through the window.
Involuntarily sho clutcbed the pocket
hich Lontainiid tho uionoy, thinking
meanwhile how she should proloct her
self und it. AIsbI she bad nothing but
her own weak hands with which to Gght
tbo battle, and she well knew bow power
ess they wcro compared with the strength
of tho enemy.
"What do you want bere t sbo asked
in a faltering voico.
We want tho hvo tboussnd dollars
which you havo in keeping for your bus
band, said one ot them.
Tlivu luoy kuvn .u uau U 111 boi jjos
"You can get no money from mo," she
said decisively. "1 have no money.
"A pretty little lib, bo responded
with a rough laugh. "Wo will will just
ook into your pocket and see.
In bcr eagerness to prcecrvo her tress
uro, she clutched the pookotof hor dress
in both bands, thus unconsciously botray
ng its whereabouts.
clio turned pale when the knowledge
of her thoughtlessness was revealed to
"You can't havo it I you shan't have
it, tho cried, knowing well all tho wlulu
that they would have it in spito of her.
Wo will see I exclaimed one of ui
men, grabbing her in tils arms.
oho struggled desperatoly, but was
soon overpowered and tbo money taken
Then, womanlike, she began to cry.
"Let us go now," said one of the rob
bers. "You take tho spondulix and git
and I'll Gx her tonguo in a way tliut ii
will retrain quiet for otc hour at loast."
'Dun t hurry, put in another ; "1 am
tarnation hungry, and wo can just as woll
take a bite hero as not.
The others demurred but he con
tinuod: "Set to work, old gal, and get
us eoino supper, xou vo got a tire and
some boiling water, and wo want a cup of
tea. To work, 1 say 1
Mrs. Jacobs know that a rofusal would
only subject ber to moro indignation, and
she arose to do their bidding.
Sho put more plates on the table, along
with such food as she had cooked, and
then proceeded to make the tea, wonder
ing all the while if there was any way to
regain possesson of the money, and dread
in her huetnl' .near .&d Ulau.y on
his return, should sho tail to do so.
As the took the tea cannister from tho
pantry shelf, sho caught sight of a bottlo
labeled Arsenic. Her husband had pur
chased it on tho previous day, in order to
destroy tho rats which were becoming
troublesome, but as yet hud used no por
tion ot it.
Hero was a chance of reliof, and she
seized it eagerly. Opening the bottle she
put a few grains into the teapot along
with the tea, of which sho gave good
measure, in order to destroy the tasto of
A few moments later the robbers wero
Bitting at the table, unconsciously sipping
"They may kill me," mused tho faith
ful woman, "but the money will be found
and my husband's honor saved."
After a few minutes, one by one, tho
robbers complained of being sick.
"I verily believe tho jade baa poisonod
us said one, and the next moment he fell
with a deep groan to the floor.
"I know that she has poisoned us,"
cried another, "and her own life shall pay
He sprang from his seat and started
towards her, rovolvcr in band, but fell
ere ho had readied bor.
"Jano," exclaimed tbo third, "you
have saved the money, but you hay mur
dered me I"
How strangely familiar sounded the
voice 1 Forgetting all her old fear in the
new, Mrs. Jacobs sprang forward and
knelt by the side of the dying man.
None tried to barm her now, for all
were powerless to do so.
She pulled the disguise, a hideous ne
gro face, with large, grinning mouth,
from the face of the last speaker. One
look then came a scream wbieh eohoed
through the house like a peal of tbnoder.
The dying man was her own husband.
But little more remains to be told of
the sad story. The nation's money was
preserved, but the haroio woman it a
maniac, raving in a Southern asylum over
the murder of her hasbrod, imagining
that her bands are dyed red with his
The Louisville Courier-Journal pup-'
lishes an account of a society formed in
some of the Southern States, for the pur
pose of getting rid of suoh negro thieves
and desperadoes ai can be induoed by
money to quit tbe eounty, by shipping
them to tbe Northern States ; and thinks
the devioe of paying marauders to go
elsewhere, instead of Ku kluxiog tbem,
a good idea, although perhaps unjust to
the Northern communities to which it is
proposed to send tbem. There is no oo
casion for any oompunctions of conscience
rn this score. There is no probability
tbat the society will ever send as many
tbievs North as we bavo sent South ; and
moreover, it it not asked that we shall
make their transported rascals Governors
and membera of Congress, or giro tbem
the control of our state finances. It will
require a lively export of thieves to tho
North o turn tbo balance of trade
against sjs N. Y. Sun.
DECEMBER 7, 1871
The approach of Kneke ' eoatot to the
fitld of our vision will givo interest to a
few remarks on these romarkable and cc
contrio bodies. Their extraordinary ap
pearance caused them to be regarded in
anoicnt time with superstitious terror,
and as prognostications of war and other
groat disasters. Their ominous aspect is
bightcned by their visiting our part of
the heavens from all directions, and
crossing the usual west to cant course of
the planots at all possihlo angles. -More
over, tbo train ot Taint light which they
loave behind them is a substance so ex
tremely thin that tho smallest stars may
be scon through it; nud it is so slightly
ponderable that the proximity of acoiuot
200,000,000 miles in length seldom dis.
turbs tho equilibrium of any body which
it may happen to pass
But that it has woight wo have evi
dence, for tho volocity of comets dimin
ish, a fact which also determine that
tbo other of illituitablo space is a resist
ing wouluui, scnslblo to a body or such
iuupprcoiable tenuity. However, tho
matter in a comet is so small in weight
that the comet of 1770 was involved, as
it wero, among Jupitor's sattclitcs for
some months, without any disturbance
of either to the slightest degree. The
comot of the year 1770 is an excoptioo
to this rule. In that year it was teen to
be moving in the usual elliptical orbit,
nsvnii a period ol oj years. Hut on
calculating its time, astronomers found
that it had passod near tho planet Ju
pitor, tno attraction ol which immense
body bad disturbed its course to a re
raarkablo degree, and this aocounted for
its being unrecognized by tho scientific
world, ils period, previous to the nertur
bilion, having Imcu 48 years. It returned
to the sun in 177G, but was not visible
to us, Again in 1771), it was so attracted
uy tno sumo planet that lis orbit was
changed into ono of 10 years, with
perihilion, of ncureBt to tho sun, distance
of 300,000,000 miles; and it has never
since come to our view. The period of
revolution ot hncks s comet has dimtn
ishod, by about 3 days, in 80 years, that
is, in about zo revolutions.
Tho great discovery thut led to a com
prehension of tho nature of the orbitb
of comets was made by Dr. llully, that
eminent astronomer, assorting that tho
great oumct of lo82 was identical with
those of 1G07, 1531 and 1-150. und fore
telling its reappearance in 1759. It wus
retarded, however, between ono and two
years, and reappeared in 1815. Its next
visitation will bo in tho year 1012, or
thereabouts. History mentions appear
ances of this comet as far back as tho
year 11 B. O.
There is little reason to doubt that tho
earth tiaaecd through the tail of the
comot of 1801. Mr. J. R. Hind, the
astronomer lloyal, predicted that the
transit would take place on Sunday, June
30, of that yoor, and Mr. Lowe, another
hnglish astronomer, reports that on tho
evening of that dny "the sky had a vol
low auroral, glare-liko look ; and the sun
though shining, gave but fecblo light
The comet was plainly visible at 7 :45
p. m., during the sunshino, while on
subsequent evenings it was not seen till
an hour later, lu the parish cbureh
the vicar had tho pulpit candles lighted
at 7 o clock, which proves tbat a sonsa
tion of darkness was felt even while tbo
sun was shining. The comet itsolf had a
much moro hazy appearance than at any
uuio nuor mai evening.
I ne comet ot hncke. as abovo statod
has a ponod of about 3 years. It passes
nearest to tho sun at a distance of 32,
000,000 miles, about the radius of tho
orbit of Mercury. Its greatest distance
trom tne center ot tbe solar system
380,000,000. It will reaub its perchilion
in January next, but will be vtsibl
through a telescope some months before
that time, ibe appearance or a oome
in our heavens is usually accompanied by
a nigh temperature ot tbe weatber.
Wo look iorsome important discoveries
as to tbe nature ot these mvstcncu
bodies, bymeans of tbo spectroscope, th
marvellous instrument tbat is destined to
"Her secret from the latest moon.1'
Florance tbo comedian tells a capital
story of a waller atone of tbe London
taverns who was sadly given to drink
A party of young tnon determined to re
form him, and ono day read an imaginary
paragrapn irom too paper relating
terrible accident, in which the intbriato,
in blowing out the sandle, was killed by
the flame igniting with the fumes of his
breath. Jerry prioked up his ears at
this, and requestod tbat the paragraph
might be read to him again, which was
done, to tbe evident horror of the poor
man, who immediately went in ssasoh of
tho cook to borrow a prayer-book. Re
turning with this, he expressed a desire
to tako a solemn oath upon it, bemoaned
the faet tbat he had been a sorry tippler
and was bringing himself to ruin, and
then twore that never again, so long as
be lived, would he attempt to blow but
a candle. New York Express.
A feminine "pusson of cullah" was
asked a few days since why she never
wore white, as black women generally
were fond of deoking themselves out In
snowy apparel. "Kaise, said she, "1
alius think a white dress makes a nigger
look like fly in a pan of milk."
Ao editor out west beoime martial and
was oreated Captain. On parado, instead
of "Two paces iu front advance," he
unconsciously exolaimed: "Cash two
,n . ....
aotiare a year in advaooe." fie waa
oovrt-mirtialed d tentencad te eosd
it owe aowspafM.
Twenty Dollars for a IUU
Ycsterda two well dressed young, men
cntcted tho storo of Curke, tho batter,
Fulton street and Broadway. One of
them asked to look at a folt hst. A
number of hats wero produced and laid
long tbo counter. Among them was a
ory suporior article which the snopman
aid ho could not tell under 08. After
looking at soveral hats the young man
took off his hat and in a careless way
placed it on the counter over the 88 one.
Ho then Gtted on a 82 hat and said that
would do. Uo took out a well filled
pocketbook and handed Burke's shop
man a two dollar bill, iben lilting up
his own bat with the 83 hat inside, he
"Say, young fellow, givo mo somo
paper to wrap my old hat in,"
' . , r ..n.. l II -J
ino snopman saia --uertamiy, unu
handod him a nowspapcr. The young
man wrapped up the parcel, and the two
young men lelt.
As soon as tboy wero gone, too snop
man put on his hat and followed them
several blooks, until at the corner of
Cbaiubors street he saw a policeman.
Then tappiug the young man with the
parcel on tho arm, tho shopman said :
'ttxeusc mo, sir, but 1 think you am
not pay for tbat hat."
'Why, ot course 1 did, roplied tbe
young man, taking the bat on bis head
utul looking at it.
'I don t mean that bat, said the
shopman ; "I mean the hat you have
under your arm.
"Why, that s my old hat, exclaimed
the young man.
"I don t mean your old hat, answered
tlio shopman, "but tho hat inside your
old bat, which you took by mistake.
Tho price of that hat inside your old
hat, under your arm, is twenty dollars
paid at once."
J ho young man looked at tho shopman,
and thcu at tho policeman who htood on
tho comer. Tho young man took out
his purse, and with exceeding courtesy
handed two ton-dollar bills to tho shop
Singular Attachment Between
two Animals. Ibe attachment which
will sometimes spring up between dumb
animals which have associotcd together
for a length of timo is sometimes very
strong, but wo bavo seldom beard ot a
more singular and touching csso tbau
camo to our kuowledgo the other day.
Mr. Jauacu Hasbrouck bus had on bis
farm for many years a horse and a cow,
which bavo always been pastured to
gether, and which bavo manifested ex
trcmo affection, if such a term is applica
ble to a brute, for each other. Mr. Has
brouck s farmer states that tbeso two
animals havo been together for fourteen
years, and when either was away from tno
other it always seemed anxious to got
buck to itt companion. On Sunday last
tho old borso, which bsd becomo toeble
f "m old ago, having reached that of
thi ty two years and two months, laid
itself down to die. The actions of the
cow, when sho found its old brute friend
in'this condition, are described as touch
ing in tho oxtreme. oho would approach
the prostrate animal and affectionately
caress it with ber tongue, all tbe while
moaning in a low, deep tone, as if hor
grief waa too great for utterance. She
would tako no food, and could not bo
driven away from her companion. When
at last tho breath left the old horse's
body, the cow actually seemed to go into
paroxisms of grict, and roamed around
near tbe body moaning and hollowing in
anguish. A largo grave was dug for tbo
reception of tbe old horse's corpso, and
all the time tho oow stood by, moaning
as if heart broken, ever and anon Iiekinr
the dead body, and when tbo body was
placed in tbo grave sbo relused to be
driven away, as if determined to remain
until the had obtained the very last sight
ot ber beloved mend, otnee that timo
the oow bat refued food and seema iucu
rable, and much curiosity is felt as to
whother she will not pine away and die.
thus proving an early victim to a broken
heart. The cow it about twenty-ono
years ot age. Uondout f reeman.
Arodnd the Woeld. "Through
tickets" to around tho world are now
issued, the price being $1,145 in gold
and tho running time eighty-one days.
Tbe line of route, going westward, it
from New York to San Franoiseo, say
a.duu mites: ban Francisco to xokobsmo
4,700 miles, tbence to Hong Kong, 1,600
miles tbenoe to Calcutta, 3,000 milos
thence to Bombay, 1,400 miles, Bombay
to ouoz, d,ouu mites, trom suei, via
Alexandria and Brindisi, to London, say
i.ttuu miles, ana irom iiondon to JNew
York, 3,200 miles. When we remember
tbe voyage of the Mayflower, and earlier
still that of Columbus, such trips at these
strike the mind with astonishment. Still
it is olear tbat the "round trip," at out
lined above, it far from being perfect in
any particular. It is devious, that it to
say, and yet does not take In all the placet
of most interest that such a journey
snouia. wnen tne protected improve
mentt of tbe India route are carried into
effect across Europe, and a great conti
nental railroad ia established with proper
oranoues ana connections through As a
the trip around tbe word will he shorter
In duration end space, and at the tame
time muoh more interesting.
One day, while a "clerical gentleman,'
was saying grace at tbe table of a gen
tleman, Frank, tbe youngest of the Book
aged three, did not like the notion of
keeping quiet to long at a tithe, and
finally, being unable to wait any longer,
burst out : "Wait till I det a drink of
water, n den you tan pray lt you want
TERMS or ADVERTHINO.
One Secure (10 lines) er less, ene lotrtlon,tt IV
Each additional Intertlon. Tt
Administrators' Noti Cu
Final Settlest Noth)ee......... M
Stray JJotlces (single stray) M
Kaeh additional stray to same notice 1 M
A Liberal Deduction Will be said to
"Know thyself," waa the Delphic pro
verb which faced .every devotee as ht
entered that famous shrine. And the
original msjeitio simplicity of this sum
rf earthly wisdom is disetrnable in all
itt wanderings; even in tho homely dia
lect and sty obliquity of
"O wad some power the gift! gte is
To see oursel as ithers see us."
Taking the moto out of another's eya
while tho beam is iu oar own, receives in
the following proverbs a wide and fig
nificant reproof. "Satan corrects sin" is
the English version. In Italy the pan
says to tho pot "Keep off, or you'll
smudge me." In Spain the raven cries
to the crow, "Avaunt, Blackamoor." lu
Germsny ono ass calls another "Long
Kars." while the peculiar stato of morals
in Catalonia gives a great significance to
their version of tho same proverb, "Death
said to tho man with his throal cut,
'How ugly you lookl' "
Tho majority of Italian proverbs art)
cynical and aelfieh, and have an eooleal
aetioil and rwrrntreful flavor. "Big
churches, little saints." "Touch a friar,
and the cowls flutter as far as Homo."
"With tho gospel one becomes a hero
tie." Many of tlictu rotate to intrigue,
to tho danger of which they are quite
sensible, as such provorbs as this evi
dence : "For an honest man half his
wits is sufficient, tho whole ts too little
for a knave." Thoso relating to revengo
how a depth of sly vindictiveness pain
ful to contemplate "Revenge waits time
and place, it is never well done in
urry ;" and "Revenge when ono bun
rod years old has still its sucking teeth.''
Accounts of speedy and effcotual cures
f cancers by the use of clover tea con
tinue to reach us irom all directions,
roni Brooks county, Goorgia, a respon-
iblc geutleman writes to tbo Ktioxville
Whig, giving tho case of a lady who had
becu tifllicted for eighteen ycais with a
cancer which had resisted the efforts of
the best medical skill to ofiect a cure or
even an alienation of tho disease The
cancer had attacked bcr on tbe cheek.
ust below the eyo, and had eaten pretty
much all tbat side of ber faco, together
with tho eye, and tbe greatest portion of
the nose. 1 bis lady has been completely
cured in a few months by the uso of
clover tea. The red olovcr ia used : the
tops are boiled in water, and tbe tea it
used externally and internally. About a
quart a day should be drank, and tbe tea
sbould be used as a wash twice overy
day. This remedy should have the
widest publicity. It is inexpensive, and
f it should fail to effect a oure, in any
caso it can certainly do no barm.
Ilovr to Actjt'inB a Good XtsuoRt-.
As a general thing we read too much,
and think about what we read too littlo (
tho consequence is, that tho most of the
people wo meet know something in a su
perficial way about almost everything,
and very little in a thorough way about
anything. Not a tenth part of what ia
read is remembered for a mouth after tho
book, magazine or newspaper is laid aside.
Uanicl Webster, who bad a rich storo ot
information on almost every subject of
general interest, on being asked how it
was that bo could romember so accurately,
replied, that it had been bis habit for
years to reflect for a short timo on what
ho read, and so fix all the facts and ideas
worth remembering in his mind. Any
one who does this will be surprised to
find how rotentivo his memory will bo
come, and how long after reading a book,
or interesting article, the best portions
thereof will remain,
. i r
A good Connootioutlady hat been vic
timized by the newspaper story that the
Government will pay for canceled stamp.
Sho recently sent to tbo Treasury depart
ment a box oontaimng 19,000 oanceled
postage and revenue stamps, with a note
stating tbat she was told by the Superin
tendent of her Sunday-School that if the
would collect 1,000,000 stamps the Gov
ernment would give her 8300; she there-
lore forwarded a part of the required
number, and requests pay for thorn pro
rata. She adds that if tbo Government
wants a collector of defaced stamps she
will accept the position for' a reasonable
compensation. It is hardly necessary to
add that tbe poor woman'e labor it not
likely to receivo the reward it deserves.
Db Not Ridicdle CniLDBiN. Chil
dren often seem to say very absurd
thibgt for wbieh they are ridiculed or
abashed. Notblog however can bo moro
oruel than this, for tbe ebild hat merely
dono what many a pilosopher bat done
before, bim lumped to a wrong conclusion!
aud if, instead of being ridiculed and
made to dinttiist himself, and avoid the
venturing hit little speculations before
ut in future, we bad been at tho trouble
of dsrefully examining bis notions, wd
thould have ditoovered how natiirallv
perhaps, the idea had arison, or how in
geniously, through a laok of knowledge;
tbe little mind had put togotber incon
gruous things. '
A lady, sitting in the tame box of ad
opera house with a .French physician,
happened to gape., "Exouae me, ma'am,"
taid the doctor, "I am glad you did not
swallow mo." "Give yourself no uneas
iness," taid the lady ; "I am a Jewess;
and never eat pork."
A witness in a late divorce suit kept
tying tbat tho wife had a very retaliat
ing disposition ; tbat she retaliated for
evory little thing, "Did you ever soe her
husband kiss her?" atked the wife's
counsol. "Yes, sit; often." "Well,
what did the do oh such occasions ?"
"She always retaliated, sir."