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SOWINO AND nEAPINO.
A vronderful thing h n seod;
Tho ono thlnjr dcnthlo's forovcr
Forovcr old nnd forovor now,
Utterly falthf iil nnd uttcrly truo
Flcklo mid faltlilt ei novcr.
Dant lilios nnd lilioa will hlooni;
l'lnnt rososjind rocs will jrrow;
riant liato and linto to Hfo will spring,
riaut lovo and lovo to you will bring
Tho fruit of tho scod you sow.
POSTAGE NOT STATED.
BY I,11,I,1E unVKUEUX J1LAKE.
Ivr.istnll, ovcrgrown,nwkwnril, nmlsix
t3'n, with u pervnding coinciousness that
111.' hands nnd feet wcro vcry large, nnd
t.i 1 addcd niiscry, in thc caso of tho for
iiit lncinbcm, that thoy wcrc ahvays rcd,
a id I novcr knew what to do with thcm
w len in conipany. I wns makiiifr a visit
at j;ratidniothcr's dclightful old-fnsh-ionwl
counlr.v homc, whcn onc morning
tao dcar old lady callcd 111c to hcr.
" Iloro is somcthiiig for you, .lini," shc
said, " an invitation to a childrcn's party
at .Mrs. Edwards'. "
" Childrcn's pnrty," repcatcd, proha
bly, with a shado of scorn in my voicc,
as indicnting that I was no longcr to bo
plnccd in that juvcnilc catcgory.
"Xot childrcn cxnctly," corrcctcd
grandina, with a smilc at my masculino
uignity. " Young pcoplc, I should liavc
said. Mrs. Jidwards' daughtor Florence
is fourtcen, and Tom Uyrno and all tlio
boys young men, I should sny," with
a twinklc of nnwsement, "will bo thcrc."
I hnd sundry misgivings that I should
not cnjoy thc pnrty at all, bcing as yct
vcry niuch afraid of girls, though bcgin
ning to ndmire thcm as mysterious and
fascinating lieings. Ilowcver, Iacccptcd
thc invitation, as I found that all thc
boys I kncw wcrc going, nnd thc party
was to be quito a " swcll " niluir for thc
"Whcn thc cvcning canic it found mc
with thc rot, scatcd inn largc parlor, vcry
unhappy hecauso of my arms and hands,
wlncli woulil ly 110 mcans arrangc tlicm
Belvcs in any graccful or bccoming
mauiicr, and cxtrcmcly ha.'hful, but fuil
of admir.ition for a lovcly black-cycd
girl abotit a ycar youngcr "than inysclf,
whom I kncw to bo Tom Byrnc's sistcr.
Shc sat sonie distancc froin 111c, but shc
had givcn mc a swcet Muile whcn I iirst
camc in, and now from timc to timc east
glanccs at nic which incrcased at oncc
my bliss and my eonfusioii.
Various ganics wcro Miggestcd and
playcd, but thcy wcrc of a quict char
actcr, hiich as " Twenty Question,"
" ProvcrbH," ctc, so that I hnd no op
portunity of approaching any ncarcr to
Mabcl, who showed hcr.-clf v'cry brilliant
iu hcr qtiestions and an-vcrs during thc
progrcss of thcsc intellcctualnmiiscmciits.
Theu soincbody Miggestcd that wc
should )lay " l'ostoflieo.'-'
"Postoliioo! what is that? how do
you play it?'' I whispcrcd to Tom Ilyrne,
my ncxt ncighbor.
"Don't you know how to play Post
oflicc?'' hc askcd, with a ecorn'of my
ignoraucc. "()h, wcll, I supposo you
city fellows don't know anythiug."
"I novcr hcard of thfs," I asscntcd
"Wcll, I'll tcll you how it is. A girl
nsks for a lcttcr for ome boy, and thcn
you havc to 11.sk hcr how much postagc,
and if shc says onc ccnt, you must kisa
"Oh!" said I.
"lcs," replied Tom, "and you kiss
hcr twicc for two ccnts, and thrcc timcs
for thrcc ccnts. It's iuitc fun, if it is a
prctty girl," hc addcd, judicially.
"I supposo so," I rcp'licd vngiiely.
"I5ut I forgot to tcll you," hc addcd,
"if she says 'postagc not stated' thcn
you kiss hcr as oftcn as you like. llush!
thcy arc going to bcgin."
To bc surc, onc of thc oldc.-t boys was
appointcd postmahtcr, and 0110 girl aftcr
anothcr wcnt out into thc cntry, cach
rcscntly knocking at thc door'asking
for a lcttcr, whercon thc boy callcd for
shccjiishly followcd hcr into thc hall,
and to judgc from thc sounds of scrcani
ing and scuflling which gcncrally fol
lowcd liaid his postagc uudcr considcr
I watchcd the gamc in a statc of bc
wildcrcd alann. ""What if a girl should
callonmc! But 110 ono did, and 1 was
lialf disai))ointcd, half rclicvcd, that I
was cxcmpt, whcn at last it was 3Iabcl
Dyrnc's tum to go out.
Sho lcft thc room tvith a lovcly bluh
oa hcr bcautiful face. Thc door was sol
cmnly clocd ujion hcr, and thcn aftcr a
bricf pausc thcrc was a faint knock.
Thc postmastcr opcncd thc door a few
" "What do you want?" ho askcd.
" Thcrc is a lcttcr hcrc,"shc rcplicd.
"For Jlr. Jamcs Ilill."
" IIow much to pay!"
"Postagc not statcd," was tho faint
Thcy nll laughcd loudly and lookcd at
Vip, for that was my namc. Tho blood
nished in crimson iloods to niy face. I
got 011 to niy fcct somoliow, and with my
hoart tom bctwccn a wild dcsiro to go
into that lmll and a wish to sink utttcrly
away from human kind, I stumblcd out
of tho room,
Thc door was closcd bchind mc, and I
found niysclf almost iu darkncss, as tho
hall was but dinily lightcd. I )auscd a
niomcnt, anil thcn I hcard thc faint
Bouud of quick brcathing; anothcr hcart
was bcating as violcntly as my own. For
onco in my lifc I know what to do with
my arms. 1 caught hold of hcr. I
scarccly know how. Thc darkncss gavc
Oc courago and I hcld hcr in a
close clasn, and prcssed niy lips to hcr
chcck in tiirco or four raiiid, hatf-fricht-
cncd kisscs, beforc shc could frco hcrsolf
from my cinbrace.
"Thcro! thcro! Mr. Ilill," sho said,
with a faint, mcrry laugh, "don't bo so
bashful ngain. 1'm Buro you'ro bold
cnoiijh now !"
"llavol puid my postagc ?" I stam
mcred. "Indccd, ycs; cnough and to sparo.
Q;mc, lct us go back to thc parlor."
"Jho lcd 1110 in, a willing risoncr, nnd
j rcst of tho uvcning I was hcr bond
Jtavc; hcr jiartncr in all gamcs, her com
panion in tho danco (whcrcin I cxccllcd
the country boys, and gloricd in my ac
complishincnt), nnd, at last, crowning
dclight of tho evoniii'', hcr escort homc.
This was all. Tho ncxt day I rcturncd
to my homc in tho city, and JlabclByruo
bccntno only n mcmory; strong nt first,
faintcr as timo wcnt 011, but swcct nl
wayn. "Whcn I saw othcr girls I com-)ai-cd
thcm mciitally with thc picturc my
nnagiiialion aintcil of Jlabcl, nnd thcy
novcr sccnicd half so fair and swcct ns
liut thcn I did not sco inany othcr
girls. Jly bashfiilncss, instcad of dl
miuishing, sccnicd rntlicr to incrcaso
iiion 1110 ns thc ycars wcnt by. I
avoidcd socicty, and wns so much of n
rccluso from ladics that my niothcr was
quitc worricd lest I should bccomo acon
iinncd old bachclor. Pcrhaps onc rcason
why I rctained niy dillidcnco wns that
my pursuits woro aniong books, and not
ainong pcoplc. I had niado tho scicnco
of gcology my study, and at twcnty
scvcn found lnysclf in a comfortablo io
sition as assistant jirofcssor in ono of our
bcst collcgcs, tho salnry of which, with
my own inconio nddcd, making mo so
far at caso that I rcsolvcd to dcvoto my
sumnier vacation to a tour in Europc.
Equippcd with bag and hnmmcr,
Attgust found 1110 mnuing a pcdcslrian
tour of Switzcrland, with n sjiccial viow
tc tho study of its glacial systcm and
litltology. I avoidcd thc wcll travcled
ways, thus escapiug thc socicty of all
othcr tourists, and Iwas thcrcfore uttcrly
amazcd whcn ono cvcning, as I drcw
noar thc little hotisc which was my tcni
jinrary abiding placc, a tnll form strodo
toward mc out of tho darkncss ind a
heartv voicc cricd out:
".1'iml Jim Ilill!"
""What is it?" I rcplicd, with a half
" Ah! I thought it was my old fricnd.
Ilavc you forgottcn Tom Byrnel"
Of course not, for I had mct hiin occa
sionally sincc wc wcrc boys, nnd I was
hcartily glad to scc my formcr comradc,
ahvnys 0110 of tho bcst of companions.
" I saw your namo 011 tho book at thc
inn," hc cxplaincd; "was surc it must
bc you. At any rato I thought I would
start out to mcct you."
"But how canic you hcvc ?"' I inquircd,
"in this out of the way corncr of thc
" Bccausc it is out of thc way. Jlabcl
and I arc making a trip in scarch of tho
picturesquc. You know shc is quitc 1111
So Mabcl wns with hiin. 3Iy hcart
gavc n curious thiinip, and for a momcnt
1 could hardly makc a scnMblo rcjily.
" Ycs," hc wcnt 011; "sho is so dcvo
tcd to hcr art that it sccnis to quito ab
sorb hcr lifc. Sho has not thought of
marriagc, and docs not caro in thc lenM;
for thc ordinary run of socicty. Shc will
bc glad to scc you, though," hc addcd,
consolingly, "ns you arc a man of sci
enoo.'' AYc walkcd back togcthcr to thc little
inn. and precently I was shaking hands
with n bcautiful and statcly wonian,
whose bright, dark cycs ila'-hcd with thc
strangc intcnsity and iirc that I had
novcr spcn in any othcr cycs but thosc of
Shc grcctcd mc vcry cordially, and
aftcr wc thrcc had takcn an cvcning
mcal togcthcr thcrc followcd a dclightful
cvcning in tho little parlor that Tom and
his sistcr had sccurcd.
For oncc in my lifc I fclt myself quito
at caso in a lady's socicty. In tho iirst
place thcrc was Tom to kcep mc in coun
tcnancc by a prcdoniinanco of my own
scx in the company, thcn Mabcl did not
cxiicct mc to talk of airv nothimrs, that
light foam of thc social whirlpool which
I novcr yct had bccn ablo to skiin. Shc
spoko Iirst of my scicntitic pursuits ; shc
sliowcd so much knowlcdge of the sub
jcct that I rcally found inysclf talking
with carnestncs and cnthuiasm of thc
jormation of the country, and cspccially
of tho glacial systcm and tho curious
marks of its action borno by tho spcci
niciis I had collcctcd.
Shc, in hcr turn, contributcd to the
cvcning's interc-t by tclling mc of hcr
work, and showing mo hcr skctchcs,
which wcrc ically of a vcry high ordcr
of artistic nicrit. Thcrc was 110 school
girl wcakncss in hcr handling of tho
liru.-h, but a forcc and jioctic thought
that had won hcr alrcady honorablc
rccognition in tho world of art.
" And you havc novcr hcard of Mabel's
paintings until now?" askcd Tom.
"io," I coulcssi-d. " nm Know 1
havc bccn quitc abMirbed in my spccial
"Yc, nnd you havc not secn Mabcl
for cvcr so long, havc you ?"
" Xo," I rcjilicd, " not sincc that sum
mcr tcn ycars ago, whcu 1 was at my
"Jolly timcs wc had, too," said Tom,
rctlcctivclv. "Hcnicmbcr that party at
Mrs. Kdwards' ?"
A suddon rush of blood to niy fncc
uttcrly confuscd mo. I stanimercd n rc
ply, and Tom, to my rclicf, wcnt on
witli sonio ranibling rcininisccnccs. It
was sonie scconds beforc I dnrcd to look
at Mabcl. Surcly she was blushing, too.
Tho ncxt morning wc all wcnt 011 n
trin ui thc sloiies of tho mouutain.
Mabcl 111 short, gray suit, alpinc hat, nnd
stout boots; Toir. cnrrying hcr drawing
niatcrials. Thus wc madc this nndmany
anothcr dclightful cxpcdition.
I.ifo took ou new colors for mc. Thcrc
wns a radianco and glory about it that I
had ncvcr drcamcd of beforc. Kvcry
day I found frcsh rcason for admiring
my bcautiful compauion, nnd our wnlks
tlirough tho dccp valleys and up the
rough mountnin bidcs wcro to 1110 like
cnchantcd journcys tlirough n rcalm of
fairics. In this lovclicst country in tho
world, with this most ghiriotis womnnby
my sidc, I wa, indccd, as onc transiigured
by tho light of tho grand passion that
took osscssion ot my houl.
At Iirst I kncw not what hnd bcfallcn
me. 1 thought only that my pleasitro in
Mabel's socicty sprang from a similarity
of tastcs and pursuits, and tho charm of
her convcrsation; but grndually I wokc
to thc ovcrwhclming fact that I lovcd
her with tho ono grcat lovo of my lifc,
that sccnicd to 1110 now to dato from tho
days of long ago, to. havc bccn nhvnys
with me, and to strctch out into the
futuro to mako it transccndcntly glori
ous, or a long dcspair.
And yct ns soon as I had lcarned my
own secrct, my formcr bashfiilncss camo
back upon 1110 with tcnfold intcnsitv,
nnd I found inysclf oftcn cmbarrasscd 111
hcr prcsencc, vhilo nt thc thought of
tclling hcr niy hcart's story, though niy
brain wns smitten throimh with dazzlint.'
dclight nt tho drcnm of succcssful woo-
mg, yct 1 wns so overwlielnicatlintuttcr-
nnco wouiu, ns I was surc, oc an impossi
And Mnbcl ? Ilcr cycs wcro vcry
kind to 1110. Thcy ttirncd to mo with n
softcncd lustcr that thrillcd mo with
hojio; nnd yct, if I nttcniptcd cvcn a
coiniilinicnt, I blushcd, iloundcrcd nnd
Ono cvcning wo wcro tnlking of nll
maniicr of subjccts, gravc and gay, nnd
so straycd to inarriago in goneral, and
cspccially to tho matnmoninl lot of somo
of our old fricnds.
"You rcmcmbcr Boyd, don't you,
Ilill?" askcd Tom.
"Tnll, bashful fcllow. Uko mc?" I
"Ycs," rcplicd Tom, laughing. ' "IIo
marricd Miss Cutting, our formcr school
tcachcr. I nlwnys tnought sho proposcd
"Scnsiblc girll" I cxclnimcd. "I
think it is jiositivcly a woman's duty
somctimcs to hclp a man out. You rc
mcmbcr that book of thc latc Dr. Horacc
Btishnoll, published somo ycars ago,
callcd ' A Bcfonn Against Naturc?' In
it hc dcnouuccd tho wholo woman's
rights movcmcnt, but maintaincd that
cvcry woman ouglit to havc thc right to
proposo marriagc to thc man shc likcd.
I think ho was scientilically corrcct."
I spoko with grcat cagcrness, looking
nlwnys nt Tom ; but nt thc last words my
glanco turncd to Mnbcl. Hcr cycs wcro
lixcd ou inine, nnd tho look I mct thcro
scnt thc blood to my hcnrt with such n
swift, tuniultuous rush that I grcw faint
with confusion, and prcscntly rushcd out
of thc room and to licd though not to
Tho ncxt day I wcnt out in thc aftcr
noon by mysclf for a scramblc tlirough a
danip nnd vcry rough gorgc, whcrc Tom
nnd Mabcl did not carctoaccompany mc'
I was half glad to bo alonc, for I was
ncrvous ovcr my nudacity of tho night
beforc ; yct at thought of Mabel's kindly
cycs, so ovcrwhelmed mc with blinding
hapjiincss, that I had to look many timcs
at a bit of rock beforc I could scc thc
strire that denotcd glacial action.
It was latc sunsct whcn I rcachcd tho
inn. Thc last rosy light was flushing
thc distant niountain pcaks with tnat
marvelous beauty which is one of tho
wondrous charms of Swiss sccncry. I
madc niy way without pausc to Mabel's
jiarlor, lcd thcro by a forcc that sccnicd
to draw mc by a powcr bcyond my con
trol. Thc room was quitc dusk and sho
was alonc. As I cntcrcd shc camc toward
mc with a quantity of lcttcrs and papcrs
in hcr hands.
" Thcsc camc whilc you wcrc away,"
Mcchnnically I took thc papcrs.
Ainong thcm thcro was a largo packngo
011 which I dimly discerncd tho word
"Diic," followcd by an illcgiblc stam).
"You havc paid somcthing 011 this,"
I said. 1 ' IIow much was it ?" and lookcd
"Postagc not ftatcd," rcplicd Mabcl.
Promptly, siiiilingly sho uttcrcd thc
words. Thcn hcr dark cycs softcncd and
faltcrcd. Tho papcrs and lcttcrs wcrc
seattercd ovcr thc iloor. I had caught
hcr in my arms with all thc nudacity
that had bccn oncc beforc mino in niy
Only now, ns I pressed pasionato
kiscs 011 her browand lips, I found voico
at last to uttcr tho ycarning that was
consuming niy hcart. Uiu Lm W Monthly.
In tho Tiiimcl.
A party of four jiersons wcro travcling
011 thc iiudson Kiver road one sumnier.
In a scat was a young lady and a young
gcntlcmnn who had bccn vcry nttcntivo
to hcr. Iu thc scat bchind thcm sat thcir
I fricnds, onc of whom was a sportivo
young lady, fond of practieal jokes mul
rntlicr dcliant of public ojiinion. As tho
train dashcd tlirough a short and vcry
dark tunnel she lcaned ovcr and im
printed a resonant kiss 011 the chcck of
thc young lady in front of hcr. A scream
followcd and laughtcr camc from tho
darkncss nll ovcr thc car. As the train
ran into daylight theinsultcd young lady
turncd 011 hcr innoccnt cscort and with
snap)ing cycs and llaming checks said :
" How dare vou insult mo in this nian
ncr?" " I asMircyou," hc said, stauimcring in
ronfusion nt thc strangcncss of his jiosi
tion, "that I havc donc nothiiig."
"Nothing!" shc repcatcd, and burst
Thc jia'-scngcrs now ccascd laughing
nnd lookcd at thc unfoituiiato young fcl
low indignantly. Aftcr furthcr jirotcsts,
which wcrc not hccdcd, ho wcnt to tho
snioking car. Tho sportivo young lady
wrotc a notc the ncxt day and cxplaincd
mattcrs. Tho young coiqilc wcrc rccon
cilcd, marricd, and tho othcr young lady
was not invited to thcir wcdding.
IIow llio Informcr AVas Iltiricd.
Tho body of Jamcs Carey, the Iiish in
formcr, was followcd to thc grnve at
South Africn by Mrs. C'arcy and hcr chil
drcn, thc ditrict surgcon and tho as
sistant magistrnto of Port Elinbcth. A
crowd of ncgrocs also gathered in tho
burial ground. No mini.-.tcr was prccnt,
nnd no nrrangcmcnt was madc for rc
ligious scrviccs; but just as thc coilin
wns lowcrcd into thc gravc tho surgcon,
Doctor Ensor, who for somo timc had
laborcd undcr strong cmotion, sjiokc in
a clcar and distinct voicc as follows:
" Fricnds, in the abscncc of nny ollieial
minister, I think it only right that n few
words should be said ovcr thc gravc or
this poor man. I.ct ns pray." Evcry
hcad was immedialely uucovcrcd, nnd
Doctor Ensor olfcrcd up a short prayor.
Earth was thcn thrown 011 tho coilin, and
thus tcnninated tho obscquies of Jumes
A Blch (iold Mino.
A liockct of fiuartz of almost unparal-
lclcd richncss was found less than 100
fcct from thc surfacc in tho Xcvillo or
Mnmmoth minc, thrcc milcs south ot
Jackson, Amador county, in which was
found from s?75,UU() to ?1U0,UUU, nnd
bcing about two tons in quantity. Much
of this might justly bo tcrmcd hiige
chunks of gold instcad of gold-bcaring
quartz. Somo of thcso inimcnso piccct
of almost solid gold wcro about as licavy
as u inan could cnsily lift from thc
ground. Tho largcst pieco was of oval
sha)c, sixtccn by twenty-two inchcs, nnd
six or scvcn inchcs thick. This gold is
almost black, nnd of tho snmo charnctcr
ns tho formcr strikcs found in tho snmo
minc, nnd which havc hcrctoforo at
trnctcd thc intcrcst and attcution of
miiiing men of tho Unitcd Statcs. "Wc
havo no doubt bul that this is tho richcst
ilnd of gold of this kind ovcr known in
tho Unitcd Stntes nt ono singlo timc
Amador (Cal.) Dixitc?i.
Four thousnnd musclcs hayo' bcen
countcd in a cntcrpillnr.
A Cnlifornia farmcr rniscd thrcc watcr
mclons wcighing 101, nincty-cight and
Tho Arctic raspbcn-y is onc of tho
smnllcst plants known. A six-ouncc vial
will hold thc plant, branches, leavcs
A rcsidcnt of Zngazig, in Egypt, is
rrcditcd with thc statcmcnt that tho
liirds had bccn obscrvcd to dcpart bcforo
thc approach of cholera, nnd that n town
might bo con3idcrcd snfo so long as tho
Mrs. Mary Shaughncssy, of Erlc.Pcnn.,
n-ascxcccdingly anxious to livc tosce hcr
hundrcdth ycar. On tho hundrcdth
annivcrsary of hcr birth sho was appar
cntly in fair hcalth, but shc dicd boforo
llio cnu ol tlio uay.
" llight-handcdncss" cxtcnds vcry fai
dlong tho nnimal series. Parrots "hold
thcir food by prefcrcnco in thc right foot,
and, though wc cannot spcnk positivcly,
wasps, bcctlcs nnd spiders sccm to usc tho
right nntcrior foot most commonly.
At Conway, in "Walcs, thcrc is a monu
mcnt crcctcd in thc church to thc mcmory
of a dcad worthy, Aldcnnan Hoo)cs.
His epitaph consists of thc following
?entcncc: "Ho wns thc fnther of twcnty
scvcn childrcn, nnd wns thc forty-first
child of his fathcr."
Shakcsjicarc uscs morc differcnt words
than any othcr writcr in thc English lan
guage. There nre about 15,000 diircrent
wonls in his plays and sonncts, whilc no
Dthcr wntcr uscs ns many as 10,000. A !
fcw writcrs uso 0,000 words, but thc
grcatcr majority do not cmploy morc
than 8,000. In convcrsation, only from
3,000 to 5,000 differcnt words arc used.
Throughout Utah thc crickct is onc ol
llio common objects. Thc Piutes' is thc
Jumbo of crickcts, nnd just as black. It
lives 011 thc slopcs of hills, nmong tho
sago brush, and whcn alarmcd trics in
variably to jitnip down hill; but bcing
nll stomach and thcrcfore top-hcavy, so to
spcak, tho ill-balanccd inscct invariably
rols hcad ovcr hccls, and cvcry timc it
turns n son crset it squcnks dismally.
Thc Piuto dotcs on thcsc crickcts foi
A Dog Cnrricd Off by n Snako.
Mr. Pinkcy Davis wcnt fishing the
othcr day down on "Whitewatcr. He
took his gun along nnd nlso .1 bcnch
leggcd listc to trco squirrcls for him.
"While Mr. Davis was sitting on a log,
fishing away, ho hcard tho watcr splnsh
ing iu a slough near by. Ho thought it
was a coon or somo othcr kind of animal,
and took his gun nnd wcnt out to scc.
Hc approached tho cdgc of thc slough
stealthily, and whcn he got near thc cdgc
of tho watcr hc saw his faithful little
"bcnch"' taking u bcc-line arross tho
dccp slough toward the oppositc bank.
"Bcnch" wasn't swimming, nor could
ho havc swam if ho had wnntcd to, foi
ho was in tho posession of a monstcr
blacl: nnko. The snnko had tho dog in
its mouth, and was swimming with him
ncross tho slough somewhat like .1 dog
docs whcn you throw a stick in
watcr and tcll him to gct it. Mr. D. ran
around to tho othcr sidc of thc slough to
mcct thc snako and try to savo his i'aith-
ful " Bcnch. " 11c got around just as
thc snake was crawling out of thc watcr.
Mr. Davis says whcn the roptile saw him
he spit thc dog out nnd rcared up on its
tail, and lickcd its daggcr tongue at hiin
in a threatcning and savage way. The
snako stood 011 its tail n minutc, thcn
laid its hcad ncross ono of tho lowcr
limbs of n big trco nnd crawlcd up.
About tho timc it got fairly up iu the
trcc Mr. Davis shot it out. Thc snakc
mcasured tcn fcct and livc inchcs in
lcngth and scvcn inchcs tlirough tho
middle. After thc dnngcrous roptile was
dispatched Mr. Davis wcnt to scc about
his dog. "Whcn hc got to thc plaro
whcrc tlio snako spit the caninc out he
found poor "Bcnch" just kickini; his
last. The dog died, not from poisun,
for blacksnakcs arc not poisonous, but
from the tight squcc.ingit received whilo
in thc mouth of tho snake. Jackjun C'anfi
Thc Dnkc mid the Dndo.
Tho following story is told of an En
glish noblcnian, rcccntly dcceascd: The
duko was oncc in church whcn a collec
tion was aiinounccd for somc charitable
object. The jilate bcgan to go round,
and tho duko cnrcfnlly put his hand iutc
his pockct nnd took out u tlorin, which
hc laid 011 thc pew boforo him, lvady to
bc transfcrrcd to the platc. Bcsido hiiu
sat a little snob, who, noticing this ac
tion, imitatcd it by ostcntatiously laying
a sovercign alongsido tho ducal tlorin.
This wns ;too much for his gracc, who
diiped his hand into his pockct again
nnd pulled out anothcr tlorin, which he
laid by thc sido of tho Iirst. The little
snob "followcd suit by laying anothci
sovercign besidc tho iirst. 1 1 is grace
quietly nddcd n third llorin, which was
cappeil by a third sovercign 011 thc part
of tho little snob. Out camo a fourth
tlorin to swcll tho dukc's douation, and
thcn tho little snob triumphaiitly laid
thrcc sovercigns at onco upon tho board.
Thodukc, not to bo bcatcn, iiroduccd
thrcc llorins. Just at this momcnt thc
plate arrivcd. Tho little snob took up
his handful of sovercigns, ostcntatiously
rottlcd thcm into thc platc, and thcn
turncd detiantly toward his rival as if he
would say, " 1 "think that takes thc shine
out of you." Fancy his chagrin whcn
tho duko, with a grini smilc, jmt one
tlorin into the platc uml quietly swcpl the
remaining six back into his pockct.
.Saru to Onlor.
" AVcll, John," rcmarkcd tho thrifty
houscwife, as ,sho pourcd tho tca with
that bcautiful risc nnd fall motioii shc
had cultivated in tho teapot, " I guess
you had bcttcr ordcr up a barrcl of tloui
in thc morning. Mrs. Thriftlcss' folks,
ovcr tho way, had a barrcl of llour rolled
in to-dny, nnd thcy won't bo in lorrow
ing trim for somo timc" I'hiladilphia
"Whtpplo, tho cssayist, dcllncs poetry
as "tho protcst of gcnius against thc
rcnlity of life." "When a poct gcts kickcd
out of tho cditor's sanctum it is tho pro
tcst of tho rcnlity of lifo agaiut gcnius.
S. OHAHHLKK, I'enslon Attornoy,
1'rosDcntes nll ponsion claims on mod
Stato cnso cnrcfnlly and Inclono stnmp to
At II. D. Mnynard's ofilce. East Middle
bury, ovcry AVidnesdny nnd Saturdny from
JAME8 M. SLADE,
Attorney and Counsclor at Law, and
Solicitor and !Master in Chanccry.
Offlco in Urowstor's Block.
Middlebury, Vt., April 2, 1877.
A Vnlnablo Discovery for suppljlnK Mag
nctism to tlio Hiimau System. Klcc
tricity andSlaBnotism titill. 0 1
as novor boforo for Hcal
ing tho Sick.
TlIE M.AONETON ArrLIANCE Oo.'fl
Magnetic Kiclney Belt
FOIt MEN IS
WARRANTED TO C0HE85,aTS
lowing disoasos without medicine: I'nin in
tho bnck, hips, head or limbs, ncrous de
Mlity, lumbago, Kenoral dcbility, rhcuma
tism, paralysis, neurnlK'in, scintica, dien-es
of tha kidnoyp, spirril discau'S, torpid lier,
Rout, seminal ouibsions, impotoncy, osthma,
heait difoiso, djspofsin, contipation, ory
Binehi?. indicoitioii, hornia or runluro. ca-
tairh, iiles, opilepsy, dumb nKuo, oto. Whan
nny debility of the geuorativo org ms occurs,
lojt vitality, lack ot norvo forco and vinor,
wasting wealmoss, nnd nll tlioo di'ca'0-3 ot
a pcrsoniil nnture, iro'ii whntever cause, the
continaou? strenin of maKnetism permeating
tltrougli tho parts, must rcstoro tliom to a
h 'althy action. Tliero is 110 mistnko nbcut
Tfl TUP I i If you aro nfnictod with
IU lllD JjiiLllDO lamo back, weakness of
tho sp;ne, fnlling of tho wo 11b, leucorrlKua,
ciiroaic intlnmmation nnd ulcerntion of tho
uoinb, incidontal hcmorrhngo or ilooding,
painful, Eiipprosscd and irroular menslrja
tion, bnrrciines, nnd chango of lite, this is
tlio bost nppliauco nnd curativo nKent known.
For nll forms of fo.nalo dilUcnltios it is un
purpnfol by nnytliiiiK boforo invcntcd, both
as a curatho ayent and as n source of power
l'ricoof citlier Belt with Mnsnttxlnsolcs,
$10, sent by oipie-s C. (). D., nnd oxamina
tion nllowed, or by mnil ou recoipt of prloj.
In orderin j send mcmuro of wnist nnd sizo
of shoo. Hoinittanco cnu bo mado in cur
rcncy, t out in letter nt our risk.
Tho Mngnoioi Gnrments aro adaptxl to
all ago, aro orn ovcr tho uiidorclotliinu
(not uoxt to tho boJy liko tho many gaUnaio
nnd e!o tric luimbugs ndvcrtised so oxten
sivoly). nnd should bo takon oll at night.
Tncy hold thoir rowEn foiievkii, and aro
worn nt nll s'.'asons of tho ycar.
Send stamp for tli3 "Now Dcpnrturo in
Modical Troitmtn Without Mcdicino'
wiih lhousaiid of to'tinioninls.
THE MAONETON APl'LIANCE CO.,
218 Stito Stroet, Chicago, III.
Note. !?ond oao dollar in postaije stnmps
or currenoy (111 lo'.tor nt our risk), witli si70
of shoo usually worn, nnd try n p.iir of our
Mnynttic Insoles, and bo convinccd of tlie
powor rcsiding iu our oilio Maynetic Appli
n'lco. l'ositivcly 110 cold ftt whoa tliey
nro worn, or money lefundcd.
"An ounco of rreventton Inworlli n poiinct of
mrp.' We 11 ,-o ln an airoof irouTCss anrl diprmrry.
rlhorovlio lueut or dffcotT what will wanl ott" or
rrcvrnt aro benefactora of tho huuuui
Thui wrttos'Dr. A. S. Ilayward. of Hostnn,
Vaa , nnd tlien to mako ulstliougtit fully
u:uicntooJ, hc contlnucs :
" Bflmr !ir.rro"'Cfl f ivonblr with tho Idca of lcak.
'aa un iy rvvtibl.' lu.d ol riorala I'iue, I luics
ti rarcd tl c ii.: r-cr. TSo rnsult was I fooii lwoumo
i.-U.-llrd Umt tliot'oviio hutl Introducod tho l'ilio
l'uli" i :n bcddiii mto thcir hotucH ha J rcccl cU treat
Most porsons would hnvc cn sittsncd
witli 1 lns, Imt tho w:is not. IIo liud a
Kl ntlllc turn, and mu-,t laiow 1I10 why
nn'l wlioroforo ot tlio tlitng. IIo luqulrei
"Icjllod on rrFonnwho hait noil tho rino ral.
miuo nuttrus'. whoni I know to lo altllctt'il with
romnatl,'iii. klJncy troublo. uervotid a'roction?.
vcali lunvra,nnd othT forms of dlPoa-.e. I found a
ttOAl IU u-w."
Stlll not satlsncd, but with the pcrscvur-
lns lcqulry ot atruo Bclcntlflo man he ap-
plted his own tcsts and says:
Itcstcit tt rrsonallyin po cral lntanco, onoln
rarticiil r Ivl ira c-ijo of r',vll"di:csd. and 1 found
inch trooil r.'juiu thnt I ot-ufldcr it ifiiicnnrio nll
othr wxtdlni? now ln uo, ou acronnt of it drvnp-i
nnd dootr.fal iiror'rtitM, well as iM tlurahillty.
It rontaluK l iuoaroma ln a dcgn'outUchUliiehly
Wo wlU tell you moro of what tho Dr.
says whcn wo havo moro space.
If thcro U no jvrent noar you, prnd orders. with
leiii.-Jiuml broadt'ti f l.j:l.tr AfuatlHjo-l'iUuiiiuCo.
IU WatiT etrcut, llo ton, .Masi
THE HEW SALIHE STAKDARD W1HDMILL,
Mnnufactured by J. G. GROSS & BltO.,
Is the King of Mills !
No powcr Is choaporthan wlnd for
ralslng wator from tho doop to
any holBht. Whv this Stand
ard Is tho bost and
why buy it:
First It is tho simplest, stronge3t and
lenst complicated wind ongino mado.
Socond Tho ico and eleet cannot provcnt
Tliird It has moro powor, owing to its
constniction nnd mech iiiism.
Fonrth It is self-regulnting, thoreforo nl
wnys on n hnlnnce, so a child cnn hntidlo it.
Fiflh This mill 1ms nll of tho combinn
tions which mnkos it sccond to nono, po
pcssing gront cnjwcity nnd dnrnbility. Kvcry
mill is wnrrantod to do nll wo clnim for it.
l'artic dcsiring wiudmills will ilo wcll to
call nnd get our jirices beforo looking else
whore. bond for otir iltnstratcd pninphlcts
and priccs, or call nt Frl A Uanium'ff, w horo
wo will bo found on Mondny of oach woek.
Orders lcft nt Knrl &. Uarnnm'A storn will
rocoive prompt attcution. Agonts wnntod iq
overy cotmty Address, witli stnmp,
J. A. WATTS & SON,
(Gen'l Agcnti for Vormont),
NEW IMPR0TED8 FLANGE
Tiie Only 8-Flango Safe in the World
ANI CONTAINIKG MOItE IMPROVE
MENTS THAN ANY OTHEK SAFE
MADE, SUCU AS
Moro secnro from Bnrglnre than nny othcr
Firo-Froof Snfo, nnd 110 expense iu
Repairiug Bolts or Locks.
Patent Hingetl Gap,
Inside Iron Iiinings,
Solid Anc?le Oorners.
Thcso Safes aro now bcing sold in this
AND GIYE TIIE
Bcing the Most Ilighly Finished,
Best Made and Cheapest First-
Class Saio ever produced.
Theso Celebratod Safes had the
it A. " J
and Haverhill Fires.
a ti 1 1 ainr-fl t ii'ir. 1 1 tt 1 h irrr;ii nini 1 iiiinirLMii
1- 1 1 Tf,-.
Vricod anu aoscnpnve uaiaioue.
blORRIS 1 1RELAHD,
(Contlr.uedrom last ueek.)
Ho:v Watch Cases are Made.
111 1111 11 1L! iL fll k L'l 11 .IL1.1I Liiai." 1- 1L.1L i.ir
I ll 1 i fl'l. . I
for silvur, as it tunw black m a slmrt timc
The backs ol such v-dcA arc nuulo mutl
thinncr than thoso of an nll ilvLr cac
Krlng robbcil in onlcr to maKo tho caj
thi hcr and gct in as much as jn ibk o
uie (.ueap meiai. -'nitii:L'rinijtoaa:n jutin
iaajiivcrcao is thcji'intsorhincs, whicl
thould bo mailo of gold. Thoso of Jiiot
r-lmnii ii.( ;n-n ni'wln nf kiIvptv wIiipIi i
4- ... - --- - ,
iH't a s;;i:ahlo inctal for that imrpote. Ii
1. . ! I 7 1 1
4 1 1. . 1 i
1 I ..!..!
dirt that accunnuulato in thc pockct. Th
Kcystonc SilvcrAVatch ( acs aro only tuad
v.uh fcilvcr caps and gold joints.
KT Liiuis, Mo.. Fob. 17. 1373.
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Iiuiu li;m"genpui, iarittr nnti t'tjferXhnniUvj vmil
rofcistin: jw.t cj urst i'rtssuru ii:nn &vy .t ncr cat
Jrl;iLIa,rn.tfurhKtitlwiac Illuklntfil I'ainiiblt I thowlntf bo
DausIitBf s, Wives, MOtllfi
OR. J. B. MARCH 81
TirfinAirwn Tit7 t t-i' Cv a T ntlT DT
7 U nVMVVII
TIil remeJy will act in hannouT with tlio V
male t jnteni at all timci, anil also immediatc
uiHiutlieabdomlnal and utcrine musdo, andr
etore thcm to a hcalthy and ttrung cnnditlon.
Ur, Marchisr Uterino Catliolicoa will curo ra
ing of tho womb, Leucorrhrea'ChronlcInflamni
tlon and Ulceration of the Womb, lncldest
and IrregularMens'.runtfon, Kldney Complali
of Life. end for pamphlct f rre. All lcttera
. M I " 1 . I ) 1 '
ii!e by all dmpclsts. New lzo Sl pcrbottl
culsls utetlne CMhollcou. lake noothcr.