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BRATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1884.
M,l Ult.MO.VT UKCORIT AMI KAU31F.lt, onll-il
1 May 1, 1SH0.)
ruBLtsiitn xvcnv Friday xtr
riiENCH & STEDMAN,
Tkhm-1ii advance, per year, ffl.60 ; If not paid
wiiliiu Hi n year, f 3.00.
juttB or AbVKitTiHiNa furnished od application,
IhrtU. Dralh and Marriages publUbed gratia; Obit--i,ry
Notie Cards of Thanks, etc., 75o per lucb of
I j Itiii-a or Ira.
Ktttt ml at the Urattltlvro Pout OJJUe as seconJ-f an
O. I.. FRRNClf. 1), D. Hi EI) If AW.
ihinral Inturance and Jlcal KsUile Agent.
Kvircscutlng Companies whose Assets arcotcr
TENEMENTS TO LET
Agents fur luncocK Fibe LkiiMiciMitiie.
Ullli'e lu Starr & Lstey's New llauk Ulutk, tor.Malq
and Elliot streets,
JA.IIIIM 31. 1111)11,
tt Huston lllock.llrattlcboro.Vt.
rrarticeslii all tbo courts, makta culltctioua iiroioptlt,
aiit Inteste money ou western niorlgag's.
Ult. IIOsYIO.Y, 31. It.,
. 1'IIVSIUIAN ANU SU11UEON,
Utlice andreaideuce corner Malu ami Walnut Ola,
At home from 1 to J and flom C to 7 o'clock l'.al,
Lit, ali,i:. .V CO.,
. DEALhlm IN LUMUr.lt Or ALL KINDS,
ill-! Flat street, Ilratlleboro, Vt.
r.i.m:H cii.iu.i i), .-tt.n.,
FlIiHlUlAN AND SUHUEON,
. iill, o In Crosby block, over Vermont National llank
Olllce hours 8 to 0 A.M., 1 to 3 KM.
It sUenco 10 Main at IIATiLinono,Vl
1. UEIIITEH.n, II,
UOlce and resilience 37 Elliot at,, ilratlleboro,
Olllce hours before 8 A. u. ; 1 to 3 and 0 to 8 p. h,
I I K.YllV XUOICIi,7I.II.,
1 I. HUItnEON AND HOMIKOI'ATHIST.
Utllce lu Leonard's block, Elliot Ktreet. Olhcehours,
l:JUlo J :00auU 7:001o 9:00 f.m. special attention
i,lt en to curonic uiseascs.
T TXHKIXH tic NTOIIllAim.
1 1 ATTOltNHYH AND COUNHELLOllS AT LAW
.ind Solicitors of ratenta, iihattlldoro, Vt.
r l.. UETI1N, limine and Hlgn Ialuter, Or
YY namental aud Fresco PaIntlng,Gralnlng,Kal
nomlnlng, Taper Han plug, etc.
1V9 Green Htreet, Urattleboro, Vt .
T" !. HOIiMTEIt.
J FlltC IMHOUAXCE AGENT,
171 J. t 11IM:TKII, Market Block, Elliot
IJJ ist. Dealer in my, raocy oooos, iinoas, uta
tlmierv. Newspapers. Magazines tt Periodicals. Bub
neriptioot received for tbe principal newspapers and
magazines, ana inrwaroeu iy man or oinerwiae.
BllOOUM IIOIINi: HAllt It 11 EMM.
n llOO.fi. Mh.JAMEH O. COOK, for
merly of tbo Parker House, Uoiton. Flrtt-cUss work.
itoom in rear or note oince.
STEAM FITTER AND FLUMUEIt,
Bteam Tlpa and Fittings and Kteam Heating appa
ratus fiirnlabed and pnt lu. Steam boilers and en
gine, repaired. All Jobbing in tbla line promptly at
tended to. Water piping and Dumbing done In tbe
JC. KHTAIMMMMi. Jit.,
IIoupp raintlog, Graining, Taper Hanging, Hard
J. II. MEUKIF1ELU,
K. M. SUEUMAN,
Vermont Loan & Trust Company
C;ilAXI FOIlItH, DAKOTA.
Kctl lUvor Valley Farm Loans,
Bearing 8 to 9 per cent, lntereat, net.
Full particulars, with references, fumtsbed on p
plication. Correspondence solicited. 13
H1UUX FALLS, DAKOTA,
Real Estate and Loan Agent,
Eastern partlea desiring to loan money or Infest in
rt-ut put a to in the irowinn fitv of blotlX Falls, cannot
do better tban deal nltb me. I aball endeavor to deal
boneetly and fairly witb all wiio may do unaine wnu
mo, and at a fair rate of commlatdnn. Address E. T.
MITE, Sioux Falls, Dak., llox 1177.
liefer bv Dermlaeion to editors of tills paper, to S,
W. Kimball nf Urattleboro, and to eltbcr Dr. Oray or
Dr. Tufts of Hlout Falls. an
IT MAY COWCERN.
Ami it concerns all intending to
CHEAP FOR CASH,
To call at South Main street Store,
Piper's old stand.
And all kinds of Goods
usually kept in a first-
class Grocery Store
Having had some experience in
ISauing 1 shall make
G. B. DICKINSON.
TO CASH BUYERS OF
DRY GOODS !
V knnw that mm. of the advertisements of th
day are put forth In glowing colors and that when
.mi on l im Him pnivlH von And that thev are far dlf
tertut from what you were led to expect. We aball
Irv .ml mi.tiMM rlutiitfl 111 this. Ou all of the COOU8
we advertise we stulftry and give yon ju.t the whole
truth, ao that when we have any special thing cheap
aud tell jou ao through the paper, you can believe It,
Ju.t come tu aud aee for yoursehea ou the specials
we advertise thia wpek.
We have a ladlea' Merino Vest at 39 cents, tbe same
thing that we sold last aeasou for 60. We aball have
a gentleman's ahlrt just aa cheap lu a few clays. Also
a full Hue of the celebrated Uiuulngton Underwesi
lu b'tth Udies' aud gentlemen's up to tho best Scarlet
Also Chllilreu's good.. Cheap 1
We have a full line of both Ladles' and Children
Closks aud Dolmans, aud you may be sure the prlcei
win be so low that you wm ue surprises.
The hltrirat lurnaln vet in White lllankrts. 10
13.73, 11-1 M.SO, Look at them If you don't want to
Choice I'rlnU, S cents, all good allies.
SMrld.Orey suJCIiick ihirting Flaunela from 13
m j j rents.
9 New riecea Carpet at the same low price.
A few remnanla Oil Cloth, Just the thing for stoves,
aiso uil (Jiotn Mats, all sizes.
Oa lh. ftniila. nn will find a hni filled With Od
alara luth rrlljui snd rihllJren'a Uoae at 10.131 and
15 cents per pair. A bio a box of Bordered Towels that
are marked in plalu Ugurea. Cheap to cloae out th.
More Hamburg Edgra at from 10 to 38 cents.
Also full lines of Drt ss goods and Shawls.
(Joods will lio cheerfully shown nnd
you will not Do urged
to Uuy 1
F, f . KUECH & CO
When Well-Known Peopto
Write such Letters ns these, who
Can doubt tho cflicacy of Dr.
Schenck's Great Medicines?
If you have any of the pre
monitory symptoms of Con
sumption, send at onco for Dr.
Schenck's Book. It mves a full
description of all Throat and
Lung Diseases, Liver Complaint
inat great lorerunncr ot Con
sumption) and Dyspepsia.
After reading this Book vou
will know what your condition
is, and will be prepared to apply
tho proper remedies to efl'ect a
EXLIEUT.-GOV. BENJAMIN DOUGLAS. OF
I liavo used Dr. Pclicnck'a medicines In
my family for many yean, and therefore
know them to bo cood. I know those who
havo been cured of vcrv serious lune
diseases by their use.
Middktovn, Conn., Nov. C, 1882.
FROM THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF ST.
JOSEPH'S HOUSE, EMMITTSBURO,
Schenck's Pulmonic Svrun ha been used
in our institution fur several year-", and hat
(iroveil n very efficacious remedy in the
numerous cases In which It has been cm
ployed, by removing inllamiuation nnd
otherwiso relieving tho patient. We keep
a contant supply of thta valuable remedy
in tho House, anil conlulently recommend
its tuo to all who are subject to alfections of
tho throat and lungs.
THK SISTEKS OF CHARITY
OF ST. JOSEPH'S HOUSE.
Emmilliburg, 2Id., June, 10, 18S0.
STATEMENT OF MR. JEREMIAH WINN, OF
Four Tours niro last Ftbruarv I took ft heavy
cold, and, bcln naturally weak in rny lunc. It
soon u-ttlcil there. 1 soon had all the aymiitums
nf Consumption cough, nlght-swcnts, tmln In my
urea-Mann sines, ami wiuRtiui'HKu w uotuiiiujeu
to my beil a gomt ileal of tho time. My ili.i'U"e
was pronounced to bo Conuraptlon by all the
fhy-ltians 1 employed, anil 1 have no doubt that
t was, fur tho disease) bi hereilitary In lny fainilv,
three ufinysUlers having illcd of it. 1 uassotUk
that I was confined to the houio for nearly a jvar.
At huit, by tho advlco of my wife, I was induced to
uio the meillciucs of Dr. Sclienck, of rhiladelphla.
1 began to gain in sirengin very boon auer i wgnn
to use them, and eventually was entirely cured.
Wliin I rommenml to taki tbiMii 1 onlv weleheil
ono hundred and twenty pounds: my piwnl
welglil is ono nunureil una fixiy isiuuu., uuu i
hate excellent health all the time. I hate never
had a doubt but that Dr. Fchenck's medicines
aiived my life. I make thia statement for the
benefit of iIiom; who are afflicted w ith lung diicase,
as I thoroughly believe in tho great curative pro
perties of these medicines.
Broke and Wheel Manufacturer,
81 Irving tt.
n'orcrtfcT. Matt., Hail 23, 1SS1.
WHY I HAVE THE UTMOST CONFIDENCE IN
DR. J. H. SCHENCK AND HIS MEDICINES.
During tho tast two years my mother and
brother have died of Consumption. I tt as myrelf
quite unwell most of this time, and tt hen, shortly
after their death, I was attacked with cough and
severe hemorrhages, I naturally concluded that
I was destined to go tt dli the same disease. I Im
mediately consulted a physician, who made a rpe
cialtyoflungdlscases. After examining mc.hcsald
that he thought my lungs were sound, and that 1
would toon recover. In less than a week after this
I had another severe hemorrhage. Thinking that
my physician had mado a mistako in my case, I
consulted anotlicr doctor, illo thought my lungs
affected, and prescrilied for mo for a long time. I
got no better under his treatment, but generally
worse. My cough was very bad, my apitlto en
tirely gone; I had revere pain in tny right sldi,
and for months I did not sleep more than two or
thieo hours In a nlghL My tongue was heavily
coated and I had a bad taste in my mouth. 1 had
the headache almost all the time.
Telling that something must lie done, I at lost
concluded to consult with Dr. Fchtuck, the physi
cian who, I think, I havo good reason to believe,
to bo the best in the treatment of lung dUcosc. X
went to his offlco In Boston, and was examined.
lie found my left lung quite badly diseased, and
my liver seriously affected. Ho told mo that I
could bo cured if I would follow his directions.
Of course I consented to do so, and I very soon
saw that my confidence In his ability was w ell
Placed. I took the Mandrake Pills, Seaweed Tonic
and Pulmonic Sirup, all at one lime, as directed by
him, auu within ono montii my worst symptoms
were gono. I went to seo tho doctor on his next
visit to Boston, which was ono month after the.
llr-t time I saw him, and bo sold "Only contlnuo
ttlilt the medicine and you will surely getwelL"
1 did so, and kept on galnlrg In ctery way until
I was perfectly well, and able to work as usual.
Slnco my recovery I hate not lost a da'a time,
except when I hnvo made friendly vlslu to tho
doitor at his linatnu ofl'uc. My cough is gone, my
ariietlto is good, I hate no headache or pain in
my tide : I sleep liellcr than I ever did in my life,
and my lungs are apiarcntly bcalcd, as 1 hate no
These are tho reasons why I bellcvo In and re
commend Dr. J. II. tvhenck and his medicines.
Ho did lost what he said ho would do for me, and
1 bcliet e that I ou e my life to his medicines and
care. FItED. F. TRULL.
JIudmn, Has., May 25, 1SEI.
STATEMENT OF MRS. ELLEN E. BUTLER,
Eighteen jears ago I was so skis with what my
plitslrinnspruniuinixd Oinmmpilon.that neither
rny friends nor myself thought itmt it was possible
for me to recotcr. I had a terrible cough, with
great loss of flesh, nlght-sweuis. and had quite
severe hemorrhngts as often as onte a week.
Rclng that I was getting tturse every day, from
tho treatment of my ph)sliian, I was induced to
call on Dr. Fcheni k on ono oi ins t inis io iiosion.
Alter examining my lung", lie said that they tt ere
sound, and that my trouble camo from the liver,
whkh was so badly swolltn anil inflamed aa to
press on tho lungs, earning the cough and hemor
ihnges He proscribed Ms Pulmonic Syrup, Seaweed
Tonic and Mandrake Pills, wliuli soon gave m;
g.mt relief, and by their im, for a few; weeks, I
tins entirely cured. I have since adtlMil tin tr uso
In a great many cacs of lung disease, and they
bate alnays done ""j'J''jlKvi,
00 Elm Btrcci', Charleston n, Moss.
Do not produce sickness nt the stomach, noiisea. or
Mnliuc. On the contrary, they an- m n lid ond
uimobls hi their action that u lrnii Miffi rlmr with
HclSTdMnSrrurVtomaili.e.r full. In the llowels.
Kswed y relieved or llieso rtlnnslnir symptoms.
They an directly on lln. Liter. I he organ which,
when I li a heallhy condition, purines the blood for
,1Tnallcls,e?1oyr Liver CYimp'runt
there la great weakness or iii-tiUUy. If r. Si-htru'ai
Menvterll Ti.iilo should bo used In connection
with tbeae I'dls.
DR. SCHENCK'S MEDICINES:
0 PULMONIC SYRUP,
Are sold by all Druggists and full directions for their
Am je printed on Hie wrappers of every package.
Th,i powder nevr virlei. A mirtel of purity
treuylLi and rholcioraeLieM. More economical ttiin
tbo ordinary klodn, and cannot be aoM In competition
with tbe multitude of low teat, abort weight, alum or
phosphite i owdf ra. Sold only in rami,
37-33 Hotal Baxiko Povdxb Co., 108 Wall at., N. Y
Im a highly concentrated extract of
Sartaparllla and other blooil-imrlfylnji;
roots, combined with Iodide of 1'otaa
turn and Iron, and la tlio aafcst.mwt reli
able, and most economical blood-purifier that
can to used. It Invariably expels all blood
lolsons from the s) item, enriches and renew i
tho blood, and restores Its vitalizing louer.
It Is the best known remedy for Scrofula
and all Scrofulous Complaint, Kryntp
elaftt Kcxcuia, ItliiRivorni, lllutihea,
Sores, Holla, Tumors, mid Kruptluii
or the Skin, as also for all dUonlcrs caueJ
by n thin and lmioverUhcit, or corrupted,
condition of tho blood, audi as Klietimut lar ,
NrurnlRla, ltheiitnatlc Gout, (irtieral
Debility, and Scrofulous Catarrh.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured.
"Ayhr'h S Iisa r AltlLl.A ha curil me of
tho Iiillammiitory lEheiimatlaiit, with
which 1 havo sulfcrtd for nmnj ie.irs.
V. 11. MooitL."
Durham, la., March 2, ls2.
Dr.J.C.AyerA Co., Lowell, Mass.
Suld by all DrupgUt ; f 1, U l-ttl. a f.r ;5.
It is ft fait that renin lit'.1) nlimmt uitlmut
nintiNr. ulreisdrniuttxt the tlultn l cure U illi
that allHit mim-mix humanity 'J hoUMiidii biiu
found llifin erleM ti work cure for iluiu.
NihHm-:im s h;ivu h I'.itlll all iittiindi
ttt-nnaneiitnlkf atito lilifiiinatlMu antl Neural-
)ci Ali!lU'tll(tVM'lnIOf lllraUplaohltlllOtjtlilOl iHkMjU
LhfJr u-roii.Ml ictlniK dffuir t f tlie iKM-tl)il)ty of
curv f'i rtftitun.-M tlwy hat tm n i-ouKrid lw
joliil ttiepfmcrof uitv.ntUtkill Utiiiru.
And tt we kv U.th cnti Ik nirol, and
Uiat ATIIttelloucM will !-) the bUKitivwi. 'the btvt
ttuo LLut it iu Ao It l thut it Liu dune It
Rev. P. It. Pcnncn. I.1).. tm-tnr Thinl
(TonirnvatioiiBt (liimti, New Haven. t'--fin. Itli u
luatlxiu had kcj t him rmnt the i nil it four fr lim
tiioutliit at a tltui- He a he lia1 nifTt- el alt that
mm mill 1. and 11. a II tnk hi ftit itW f ATif
Ijtriioiinn in r'ristay , Hnnda lifwaa hi liln it .
ilomta) he itu nrll, nnd liu reiuauiM mi ivtm-u.
lifv. William V. CVrMt, O.D., prtMor
OemveHLM R rhureh N-w IlaTen.rr-nu . wawliitt
nptortHo monthri ithlnfltiiiiiatot UhFiimittiin,
nneriniP ut urniHatlntr torture. Atiii cu iioikh
cureil him, and lie U'liea It to t lufalliMa.
II. S. C'liandler. of tlio N. Y. " Imlopcn
dent." rain tiiipiioiioi rtirwt Mm of Itheimiv
tloiu f roniM hich he had putTend tor a j ear and a half.
liev. V. II. Kvan?. Wafliinvton. I). t,
mj m; M I mupldfr it work alnuwt In the litrht i f a
liuraUo. It 1 a uioft woudrrful tnudictne. It vutUl
to ue cj'rwui uiroufruoui uie lanu."
Thepreat qtirtion is Will it curr vt t We
ti-lleettwllL U It worth trj-lnuT Yni mutt tecll'
If you cannot ttt ATHLnrimnoa of yonr dni"vHt,
we will M-iut It etpnn I al-l. i ll rerrlt t ot mmlar
price -one dollar i-r hottie
from im an ilirvi-tcd.
I.rifv -orif ill liar l-r lanllln U'n I r-fe ftliitl t.m In
it from jour flrntrviftslnit If he hadn't It. at not I
11-oua.t d to lr Nome'hinf
ut otdcr at mun
ATHLOPHOROS CO., 112 WALL ST., NEW YGRK,
Thoiiataoda Ilaatrnril la their Grtsaea.
By rdjlng on tratimonials written In vlrld glowing
language of some remarkable cures made by some
largely pnffed up doctor or patent medicine haa haa
tened tbouaaoda to their gravea; tbe readers baring
almoat loaane faith that tbe aame miracle will be per
formed on them, that tbeae testimonials mention,
wbil9 tbe so called medicine Is all tbe time baatenlcg
them to their gravea. Although we havo
Thousands upon Thousands 1 ! t
of teatlmonlala of the roost wonderful cures, volnnta
rlly sent ui, we do not publish them, aa tbey do not
make tbe cures. It la our medicine. Hop Bltterf,tbat
makes tbe enres. It has never failed aud never can.
We will give reference to anyone for any disease aim
lUr to their own If desired, or will refer to any Deign
bor, aa there Is not a neighborhood in tbe koown
world bat can show ita curea by Hop Hitter a.
A Ioelnr Joke.
A prominent physician of nttabnrg said to a lady
patient who was complaining of her continued 111
health, and of bla Inability to care her, Jokingly aatd:
Try Hop Bitters I" Tbe lady took It lu earn eat and
used the Bitters, from which she obtained permanent
bealtb. She now Hughe at the doctor for bla Joke,
but be la not ao well pleaaed with It, aa It coat him a
Feet of Doctor.
Tbe feea oi doctors at 13.00 a visit would tax a man
for a year, and In need of a dally visit, over f 1,000 a
year for medical attendance alone I And one tingle
bottle of Hop Bitters taken In time would aave the
1,009 and all the year's aickness.
Given up by the Doctor.
Ia It possible that Mr. Grdfrey Is up and at work,
and cured by ao simple a remedy V
I assure yon It is true that be la entirely en red .and
with nothing but Hop Blttera, and only ten day a ago
Is doctors gave him np and aald be must die, from
Kidney and Liver trouble I"
Iloth now nnd sccond'hantl. Now
lot just received from tho best
milkers nud in tho very best nnd
latest styles. NO SUCH HANI)
S0JIE VARIETY EVER SHOWN
A good Kimrnntco stands back ot
every ono of thom.
J. L. RAY,
A good Homestead In the centre of tbo vllliie of
A two-story, double bouse with barn and an acre
and a half of laud. Enquire or
Hi ain?.A, L.ELUOT.
tVNone genuine without a bunch of green Hope
on the white label, Shan all tbe vile, polsououa atun
witb "Hop" or "Hopa" in their name.
Protection, No such
chills and fever and
other diseases of
malarial type exlata
aa uoatetter a mom
ach Bitters. It re
liver disorders, rben
with certainty and
change, aa gratifying
aa it la complete, aoon
takes place In the ap-
fearaoce, aa well as
be aensatlon, of the
wan and baggarrd In
vaim wno usee inn
aiandard promoter of
bealtb and atrength.
For aale by all
Drogglsts and Dealera generally.
Security 3 to
e times loan.
O I w Rasa D semi-annual.
Sc-th year of residence, and 11th ot business.
No Ineestor e'er had to pay tales, coats of
Iwlnannl. WUI UT 1ULC1 W . ni IU.D
i.nd. rest of Reference, wnt.
ir vaii h.ri. moner to loan. Address
n. R. n. JOHNSTON & SON
u.aniinmr. of Morttrase Loans.
MenUon this paper. 8T. PAUL, MINN.
HAitxuMi ucUl UAUUCI
tiii: tti.vu Mtll uimiiiui-
tULU HLUAbLb blUVUI
We maVe both. 13 year.
making wind Jiiua ftr
lulli' ulth nur tralued
mechanics, enable ns to take water
from well or aprlng and aeliver it to
snr desired polut, write putting nature
ortvoric.io d umiisueff rn
k nrnioh OSse. .
MIS. arll hU uusuis. i..iiii..ww, '
OUll 110STON LKTTKU.
OMAN R NEW INDUHTnT, AND HOW HUE MAT
LEAI1N ABOUT IT MAKlNtl lttiADT TOIl THE
NEW onLEAti" EXPOSITION AMONU THE TOOK
Doston, Oct. ZR, 1831.
It seems just now as though there whs an
other home Industry for women ahout to bo
ailjeit to the already increasing Hat, namely
Ilk culture. The success of Nellie ltos-
alter In Philadelphia, a girl of 17, who man.
ages a silk farm in the outskirts of that city,
blch gives employment to every member ot
her family from the grandfather, an old man
of 84, to the Utile brother of seven, has slim.
mated olber women all over tue country to
at least Inquire into her methods, and when
people, either men or women, aro sulucUnt-
iy aroused to aslt tiuestlons and write letters.
you may bo sure that something tangible will
bo the result. Miss lloestter literally con.
trols the silk-worm egg market of the coun
try, and sho has told tho story of her plans
f work in a very interesting natniul6t which
has passed through its eighth edition, and is
circulated In the proportion ot COUl) copies a
ear, lsn t mat a record lor a young ulrlr
Her success has come largely through her en
nudum and now else is succtm in any
branch induced ? Half-hearted work aocom.
liahes nothing t one must ro at whatever be
undertaken with A will that shall compel suo-
cess. Miss IiosBiter has an exhibition at the
Institute fair in the woman's department,
hicb is full of interest, It was secured by
Mrs. Mariou Mcllride, tho manager of the
epartment, who Is fully awake to the Im
portance of this new iudustry, that enables
women to carry on a remunerative employ
ment in tnelr own bonne. Mrs, Mcllride
as made a thorough and special study of
tho subject, and has prepared a circular
which tells the whole story. Will you par.
on me if I allow Mrs. Mcllride to sneak for
herself. She can tell the story better tlttn I
could do aud ranch more umlerstandlngly,
Bhesays, among other interesting things i
lue Interest in tbe silk culture in Massa
chusetts dates back to 18111, tthen a manual
f silk culture was Issued by order of Uov,
Lincoln in response to a request of tbe legis
lature tor general Information for tbe people
regarding the mulberry trie, witb practical
directions for the culture ot e ilk. The re
port of the chairman of the committee sajsi
lue ooinmlttee Lave examined the subject
attentively, and And it to be of much greater
mportanoe than was at 11 rut supposed, luey
aro satisfied beyond a doubt that we have the
iiower to produce and manufacture silk minis
commonwealth to au immtnse extent, and
that no diQicuIty is to be encountered either
from soil or climate.' The white mulberry
ree is easily cultivated, does not require
tbe best soil, serves a valuable purpose for
hedges and is highly ornamental. Little cap-
al is rtnulrtd to commence the culture of
ilk, except that capital wh'ch consists in
uowlcdi'e. the spare time of many ladles
aid tho a holo time of a tatt multitude of
young women could be used to good advan-
tange, and a new revenue be instituted which
would ultimately become Self-supporting,
The results from silk culture aro so purely
rustic lu nature that tue moat cultivated
women aro its supporters. The leaves of tbe
rce are .valuable in tnelr silk producing qual
ities, while the fruit is excellent for poultry.
ive hundred mulberry trees have been pre
sented to tbo woman's department by Mr.
'orter of tbe Nonatuck silk company of
Florence, Mass. These trees will be present
ed to any women who desire to Mart the cul
ture of silk in Now England. OrderB re
ceived at any time. The trees will be ship
ped from Mr. rorler a nursery In April, Ins.i.
Orders for silk-worm eggs will bo titled
through the Woman's Silk Culture Associa
tion of the United Slates. Any woman who
esires to know more on this subject can gain
information by writing to Mrs. Marion Mao
lfrlde. manager of tho woman's department,
Xew England M. A. M. Institute, Ilostou.
Uue of tne prellifit stories that 1 nave
read for mauy a day is "Tip Cat," an English
story by tbe author of "Liddio" and "Miss
loose) a Mission, that baa been recently
published by Hoberta llrothers. It is literal
ly a delight. Tbe style is pure, simple and
clear, tbe Kucllfli unexceptionable and tbe
story itself sweet and touching. "Tip Cat"
san animal, as the name would suggest, but
is also the name of a rough English squire.
Tipaon Cathcart," a man who has withdrawn
rout tli9 world and Bociety aud who presents
the mont forbidding exterior to those witb
whom be comes lu coulact ; but tbe crust oi
reserve and surliness is broken through by
two dear little girls, whose childish Lauds
find the way to his heart, and be and tbe
world crow to be on belter terms. It Is a
lovely story and one to be widely read. The
same bouse has also published a volume of
hort stories by "Sherwood llonner, tbe
late Mrs, Katberine McDowell, whose sad
alb, Just as she was in tbe Hush of ber lit
erary success, seems like a tragedy. 1 re
member wheu Mrs. McDowell first dawned
upon lloston witb her wonderful beauty,
ber southern Impetuosity and her genius
which was genuine tnougn untrained, bue
made many friends and some enemies, as any
one with an uurentrained power of satire al
Udston hasn t yet foreotlen her poetical
screed about tbe ltadical club, which set
them all by the ears and made everybody laugh
by its wit while tbey trembled at its author's
audacity. Hut "Sherwood llonner" is dead,
and this volume of stories is the dying gift to
tbe publio who were learning to value tier.
Kirelf fortunate selections nave been made
of women to be at the head of tbe woman's
peparlment ot the New Orleans oxpositiou
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, president, aud Mrs.
Henrietta L. T. Wolcott, chairman of tbe ex
ecutive committee. I am very glad that those
two representative New Eoeland woman are
going to represent tho North in New Orleans,
for I really believe their presence And intlu
ence will do much to bridge over the gulf
that seems to have grown between the wom
en of the different sections ot our country
even more than between the men.
Apropos of Southern women, tbe llev. A.
I). .Mayo, who has boin serving for several
years as national educational commissioner
for tbo South, tells me tual there is a ire.
mendous awakening among the young wom
en of tho South, and they are Anxious Io do
something for themselves, "to amount to
something," as they siy. This woman's de
partment ut Mew Urleaus will meet tbts new
.desire, and tbe result will, I do not doubt, be
A nappy one for tbe boutb.
We are already catching tbe spirit ot tbe
approaching holiday season, and tbe book
publishers are already sending out tnelr spe
cial books. Tbe tirui that is leading most
decidedly this year in holiday preparation is
tbe bouse or I.ee x nuepard. Their list of
holiday books Is not ouly large but it contains
many absolute novelties, liy far tuo hand
somest book is "One Year's Sketch Hook" by
Irene 1-. Jerome, it Is without exception
the most exquisite volume, both In sentiment
and Appearance, that has been issued from
any house this season. It is a series of illus
trations, rorty-six, ot tne scenes oi an tne
year, and is the year's record of tbe best efforts
ot a talented artist reproduced by the skill
of tbe finest engravers. Each Illustration is
accompanied by some fitting quotation, and
it certainly is tne model gut-boos ot tue sea
son. Natural beauties are taken from all tbe
year around, In landscape and water sketches,
bv flashes of sunlight aud through Strug-
eiine moonbeams, in every variety of shade.
ibe book is unlike any otner mil nas pre
ceded It. Anotber novel book Is oalled "Hi
bv's KiiiKdom." which is intended
dainty diary in which tbe young mother may
record Ibe blrlu, tne nrst teein, tue nrststep,
the first attempt at speech, and all tbe won-
derful events ot babyhood, for ber own grat
ification aud a souvenir lor "baby " alter it be
comes, a grown-up. It is exquisitely and ap
proprlately Illustrated in color and is A de
light to look at, as it will prove a real pleas,
ure to the mother of all wonderful babies;
and what baby Isn't wonderful to Its mother?
A similar book la "The Ouest Hook," in which
may be recorded the coming aud going of
guests wltn pages lor autographs, incidents
and sketcbes pertaining to ibe visit, isn
that a novel idea and wont it help to keep
"sweet things in remembrancer 1 lie Ulna
tralions also in color are very lovely and the
selections are clever and appropriate, Still
another is "Mv Ladv's Casket." in which th
illustrations represent ail the virtues that are
supposed to pertain to a lovely life appro
prtate poetloal selections are also introduced.
These books are a new departure and will be
very popular without donut, as tbey are nov
el And origiuai. DALLIE JOT tTUITC
Formitube. ralne has in atoek tbe largest variety
orabamberaod parlor suite., loungea, easy cuairs,
.nil book-easea to ba found in aur one nlace lu Amu-
tea. We cannot snesk too blablr of tbla Immeose
stock of ulce furniture to ba bad at verr reasonable
prlcea. This establishment packs aod delliera gooda
very promptly, giving ineir customers tue uest sstie
faction. Call at 4s Canal street heu you go to lloa-
ton, ana ut lor yoarseires.
HkIIcm!. of Mrs English Xlomt.,
The painted Briton bntlt hla monnd
aou leu nis wssry cisy
Un yonder slops of snnnj ground
That f ronta yonr garden gay.
The lloman caror, he seized the away,
Ma bullied, bought and sold!
The fountain sweeps his works away,
Within your manor old!
lint atlll his worn old colna are found
Within tbe window.bsy,
where ones be listened to the sound
That lulla you day by day t
The aonnd of aammer winds at play,
The aound of watera cold
To Yarty wandering on their way
Wllhln your manor old.
Tba Roman passed! his firm-set bonnd
lleearne the Hazou's stay j
Church-bells made muslo all around
For monks In cloisters grsy,
Till fled the monks In disarray
From tbelr warm cbanlry'a fold
Old abbots atnmber aa tbey may
Within your manor old!
Creeds, empires, peoples all decay,
Down lulo darkness rolled!
Msy life that's fleet be sweet, I pray,
Within your manor old.
lillAKES AND W1IITIH VVLHT8.
Many e. W1LKINB in uinrEii's mzin.
One Afternoon Harm Lawson had company
Io tea. There were three women near her
wn Age sho was seventy, ller withered,
ged figure sat up pert and erect At the bead
of the table, pouting tbe tea from tbe shiny
britannla tea-pot into tbo best pink china
cups. She never leaned back In a cbair;
tuero seemed to be a kind of springy still
ness about her.spine which forbade it. Her
black cashmere gown fitted her long shrunk
en form as tightly and trimly as a girl's ; she
bad on uer best cap, made oi very pretty old
urea lace, wiib bows of purple satin rib
bon. She wore her Iron-gray hair io .two
little thin dancing curls, one on each side of
ber.narrow sallow face, just forward of her
in some otner positions she would have
been called a stately old lady i she could be
now witb perfect truth. Her old character
had in itself a true New World etateliuess and
arlstooratic feeling wholly independent of
birth or riches or education.
Mara) Lawson was not a duchess ; but she
was Marin Lawson. Tho "Jlarm" itself was
In a more ambitions and .cultured town
than this it would have been Madam ; but
the Marm proved just as well her simple
neighbors' recognition ot her latent dignity
Her threo guests sat each at ono ot tho
three remaining aides of tbe square table.
Levina sat meekly, half transfixed apparent
ly, at a corner.
Sho was a slender young girl, Marm Law-
son's granddaughter, her son Charles's dangh-
ter. Hue bid lived Willi her grandmother
ever since the doathof her mother, some ten
years back. Iter fair colorless hair was
combed Bmootbly straight back from ber
pale blgb furebiad; ber serious blue eyes
looked solemnly out from beneath it. She
ate her warm biscuit and damson sauce deco
rously, never speaking a word in the pres
ence of her elders ; she had been taught old
fashioned manners, and they clung to her,
though she was important fifteen.
Uouvereallon did not Mow very glibly
amongst the guests, though they were ordin
arily garrulous old souls enough. When
they spoke, it was precisely, and not like
themselves. Every nerve in them was braced
up to meet the occasion with propriety. This
state afternoon, Marm Lawsoo's china tea.
cups, and company damson sauce and pound
cakes, coming right in Uil midst of their
common every-daya, were embarrassing and
wo Inspiring. Idey were like children:
tbey regarded Marm Lawson as children will
suddenly elevated playmate, with A feellog
of strangeness aud respect. The one who
felt tbls tbe least was a prelly, Billy old woman,
with a front piece of reddish brown bair.
She crimped it overy night. Her cheeks
were as fair and pink as a youug girl s, her
china blue eyea as bright.
She ate her supper with a relish, and now
and then eyed Marm Lawson with a pleased
consciousness of her own pinky old cheek.
How awful taller she Is! sbe thought
liut there was never any evidence of the
thought In ber placid blue eyes, nor ahout
ber tiny month, into which sbe was stuOiog
great pieces of cake like a greedy baby.
Ibe one next ber, wbo looked younger
tban she was from being flesbr. aud so hav
ing no deep wrinkles, was a widow, wbo
lived with ber married daughter; the fair old
woman was a widow too, and ao was Marm
Lawson; but the fourth had an old husband
living. He was a deacon of tbe orthodox
church. He had been asked to tea, but bad
been too busy planting to come. "I'm dret
ful sorry the deacon couldn't oome," Marm
Ltwson had said, when Bbe was Beating her
guests at tbe table. The pink old lady men
tally resolved that she wouldn't have sat at a
corner if he had; she was jealous, and al
ways on tbe lookout lor slights, and careful
of ber own iutereats. She bad fixed on Ihe
largest piece of cake in the plate before it
was passed ; then Bbe took it, defiantly.
Alter tea, wben luey all sal in ibe north
room with their knitting Again, they felt
more at ease, and their tongues moved faster.
Marm Lawson bad opened the north room
to-day. The south, on tbe opposite side of
the entry, was ber usual tilting. room. The
norlb one was shut up except on occasions.
ibe cbina closet, wnere sbe kept ber best
china, was la there, the best bair-cloth rock-
ng chairs, and Mrs, Hetnans and Mrs. nig.
ournoy in red and gold on the mahogany
work-table. Everything the bair-cloth turn-
iture. the books, the beaded lamp mat had
a peculiar north room smell, not disagreea
ble, but characteristic, as much tho room a
own odor as a flower's. It clung to tbe things
wben long removed from it, too. Levina,
years afterward, and far away, putting her
face down to tne red and gold iiemans book,
could smell tbe north room.
She overheard the old ladles speaking her
name several times as sne went About clear
ing away the tea-things, which was ber work;
but Hie paid no heed, Bbe had no morbid
iuterest in herself, and therefore no unlawful
curiosity. She was a quietly strong. rnlmleJ,
conscientious young girl ; but Bbe was too
delicate. That was what ber elders were
'Sterns to me Lsvlny'a lookiu kinder plnd
lln', ain't sbe f" said the fleshy old lady, who
was Mrs. roller: ene bad buried a good ma
ny children of her own, years ago. There
b.d been two young daughters about Levi
na a age.
"I thought bo too," Bgreed tbo deacon a
wife. "I couldn't keep my eyes off her
when we was bavin' tea. She made me think
A sight of your Jenny, Mis' Potter."
Marm Lawson tat up stralgbter and knit
ted firmly, "I don't see any reason why Le-
viny ain't well. She Alters looks pale ; it's
ber natural color,"
"It ain't so much the pale," said Mrs. Pot
ter, "but thar a sometbld else, a kind ot
look around tbe nose an the mouth that I ve
seen a good many times," and sbe sighed.
"Don t you think It s lust a leetle damp here.
Mis' Lawson ? Do you a'pose it Altogether
Bults Lsvlny "
Marm Lawson a knitting-needles clicked lu.
riously, and tbe lavender bows oa her cap
trembled. "No, 1 don I think tbe houae Is
Any damper than any other house. I've
beard bout 'uougn uout it. i ve lived here
all my life, an' been well 'nough. I don't
see why Levlny can't,"
"Now, Mis' Lawson," said tbe fair old la
dy, "bow kin you say it ain't damp ? Jest
look at all tuem brakes under tue winders :
they allera grow whar it's damp, an' tba whole
medder out tbls Bide is too wet to walk on,
an' lest ktvered with white vt'lets."
"Thar's a good many other bouses in town
got brakes under the winders, au' medders
of white vi lota pretty near era."
"Levlny's mother died hero, you know,1
added the fair old lady.
"She'd a died any whar ; consumption was
in the Crane family. Levlny's well 'uough ;
guess I'd know if she wasn't, I've got 'bout
as good opportunities of judgin' as Anybody,'
Tbe others subsided under tbls thrust.
Poor Marm Ltwson was bo excited as to be
near forgettlug ber hospitality. But the sub
ject was revived amongst them on their way
"Marm Lawson was drelful riled 'cause I
said what I did," said the fair old lady ; "but
I don't keer, I b'lleve that gal's goiu' jest
like ber mother."
"I wish her fatber'd take ber away," said
Mrs. Potter," somewbar whar It's drier."
"Talk about thut house not being damp
Just look at that great streak of mildew ou
tbe front of It ; tbey can't keep It ott.
comes right through tbe paint every time,
"She won't ever own it."
But poor Marm Lawson bad to suocumb to
It, It sbe would not own It. Sic months later
she was living alone in the beloved old bouse,
which sat closoly down on tbo ground, witb
no foundation stones showing1, and had. in
deed, Its great blotch of mildew ever present
on lln white painted front. The graBs lu tbe
little front yard was always rank and short,
and a lighter green than eisewhero ; a thick
row of trees stood just outside it, along the
"Of courso It's damn, mother." Charles
Lawson bad said, looking in dlsmav at bis
fading daughter, whom he had oome to see
from his homo in Lincoln, a town fifty milea
distant i And he look her away with him on
the next train in splto of all bis motbet's ob.
jectlons. He bad a good deal of ber own do.
uislon of character. He bad a second wife
now, a good woman, bo Levina would be well
cared for, aud have a borne. He urged his
mother very strongly to sell the house and go
to live with him ; but sbe scorned tbe Idea.
Give up ber home I she said ; she'd like to
soe herself; sbo knew all About old women
llvln' with tbelr eons' wives. No; Bhe'd
lived flftv rear In the old ulaon. if it was
damp, an' she guessed sbe could stan' It a
while longer. Thar wa'u't no need of Levl
She kept up a stern. Indignant front till
the coach containing Lsviua aud ber father
had rumbled out of sight ; then she went
back Into tbe house, Into ber south room,
and sat down and cried. "Charles might
hev let mo keep her ; the wa'n't sick much ;
she'd been pickin' up an' eatin a good deal
moro lately; nhe'd get woll here jest as well
as anywbar. Charles might hev let me keep
her. lie's got a wife now. I'll warrant she
don't understand nothing 'bout nursiu'. Poor
lonesome old woman 1 be I Oh dear! ob
Tbe poor old woman did have a hard, soli
tary life through the noxt winter. Charles
was a good son, and It troubled him ; he
wrote to ber again and again, begging ber to
come to him. His wife wrote, and Lsvina,
who was mending, wrote little loving, pre
clso letters. Hut tbo old lady staid resolutely
where sbe was. Sho wouldn't leave her
homo no, not for a short vi.it. She knew
all about that ; the bouso would he sold afore
sbe knew it.lf she left it, if 'twa'n't furmore'n
a week, au' then she wouldn't hev any homo.
Eirly iu spring, however, ber resolution
soemed to give way. The longing to see her
granddaughter gruw stronger and stronger.
Just before the ferns and white violets came
up around tbe house she wrote to ber son,
and told him sho would come an' Btay jext
ono week, an' not Any more ; they needn't
lo.i no ner to.
The morning she started. Sirs. Poller and
her daughter came to help ber off. They
lived opposite, iu a house a little back from
tbe roul, oa a bill. .433 htl to ride ten miles
in A stage coach to a little isolated station to
take Ihe cars. When sbe got into the coach
there was a queer expression on her face.
Mrs. Potter's daughter, Mrs, Cartwright, no-
ticd it. and spoko about it to her mother.
"Marm l.twson looked sort of funny to
me when she went off," Bbe told her mother.
"Hue relt awfully 'bout leavin the place."
"Twa'tthat. Sbe had a look as if she
was makln' up her niibd to something."
Tbe poor old woman was making up her
miud all that long ten-mile drive between the
budding willows and maples, to Cold Brook.
Sbe was torn betwixt two loves and two long
ing., for her dear Levina nnd her dear borne,
with its setting of green brakes and white
violets. Sbo was tbe only passenger. Sit
ting up straight in tho lumbering coacb,
clutching her valise and her bandbox, ehs ar
gued with herselt i "Here's Liviny, poor
child, expecting to see grandma wonder if
she's growed any ? Au here's the old plsce
seems as ef twas tearin of me in two to
leave it. Oh dear 1 I know I shan't sleep a
wink at Charles's, nor cat a morsel ; I never
could eat strange cooking. Hut, my eakcx,
seems to me 1 don t keer, tt I kin only see
Liviny, dear child. S'po-e the bouse should
ketch fire while I was gone? Ob dear!"
Her mind was not made up when she ar
rived at Cold Brook, where the was to take
the cars. Tbe train was late. She sat down
in the little station, and watched Ihe coscb
roll off, all of a tremble. Should she go, or
stay 't The station was nothing more than a
long bench with A roof over it as a Bbelter
from the rain. One side was entirely open.
She was all alone there. In two or three
minutes sbe heard tbo far-off whistle of the
train. Should she go or stay ? Ob, Levina 1
Oh, lbs old houae! Even while she was ask
ing herself sbe was dragging her little trunk
around to the rear ot the station. Then sbe
carried her valise and band-box around, and
crouched down thore with them, a wretched,
determined, guilty little old lady. She had
decided : the bouse had triumphed over Lo
vina. Tbe train came nearer and nearer, tbo
engine-bell ringing. It gave a half. halt at
tbe little station ; then, as there were no pas
sengers in sight, went on. Days passed with
out any passengers at this little out. of the-way
When lbs train bad gone, the old ladv
dragged her baggago rouud to tbe front of the
station again, aud sat down. Sbe Imnnil
vaguely that a coach would come before long
and take ber home ; but she knew nothing
about it. There llij tat, hour atter hour ;
freight trains thundered past, and one or two
passenger trains; noue of them stopped.
She could see people looking curiously at her
sitting there; and then tbey were gone. Sbe
uuu euuie giugeiurcHu ana cneese la her va
lise, and she took them out and ate them. It
grew dusky, aud no coach bad come ; she be
gan to realize that none would come that
night. Marm Lawson bad a great deal ot
spun. ben she understood that she would
either have to remain where tht was through
the night, or Btnke off into the woods until
she came to tbe road and a bouse, she faced
tbe situation bravely. She did not really
think of the latter alternative for a minute.
She would not have left her trunk unguarded
iucio ivi uutuiug. nuo was always accus
tomed to retire early. She opened her valise,
took out ber Bible and read a chapter; then
she went down on ber knees beside the rough
bench aud said her prayers. Then she made
up a bed on the bench with ber shawl and
cloak, and a folded dress for a pillow, and
lay quietly down. She looked across and saw
tbe railroad track In tbe dusk, and tbe fringe
of low woods on tbe other side.
"It's a queer plaoe to go to sleen in." Bald
sbe, "but I a'pose His overrullu' orovidanne
is jest as strong here as anywhar. I only
hope I alut committed a sin agin Him in not
goln' to see Leviny,"
Tbe soft spring twilight deepened ; when
tbe stars bad come out faintly, the poor strong
old eoul, wearied out, bad fallen asleep.
Tho stage-diiver iu the morning found ber
seated there, erect and pert aa ever, waiting
foi him. He eyed ber curiously ; she was A
stranger to him; but be bad not a suspicion
that she bad staid in Ibe station all night. He
thought she bad been brought early that
uioruiug irom one oi mo neighboring farms
to take tbe stage.
Marm Liwsou got borne about noon. She'
went Into her own house defiautly. She al
most felt as if ahe bad no right there. The
neighbors, wbo saw ber come, came running
in, wild with curiosity. But Ihey got very
little satisfaction out of ber. All she would
eay was that she had made up her mind pot
to go any lurtner when sbe had got to Cold
Brook, and she s'posed sbe had a perfect right
to. She could not help owning that she had
staid all night there they knew when Ihe
Btages ran. Bbe met their consternation on
this point with tbe same severe self-possession,
however. It was a ttrong proof of Marm
Lawsou'e obstinate force of character that
sbo weut erectly through this, without the
Bligbteet abatement of her dignity or self
confidence. She did not falter at all, even whea ber son
Charles came a few days later, lie was more
severe with ber for her folly and Imprudenoe
than be had ever been in bis life. If Bbe
cared more for that damp, musty old place
than she did for Levina or Himself, or ber
own life, aba bad better Bay so, aud done with
She eyed blm with stern Indignation.
"Charles," said sbe, "your mother baa got
all her faculties $, an' the knows what's beat
for her a leetle better'n you kin tell her,
'Tain't for you to dictate yit awhile."
Still, in Bpite of her defiance, she was very
wretched After her son bad gono away. Even
the meadow ot white violets and the brakes
could not console her. She hungered pit If tal
ly after Levina, Still, she could not make up
ber mind to leave home to go to her. She
complained bitterly because tbey would not
let bergranddaugbter come back : she "know.
id" it wouldn't.hurt ber, Bbe said. It wa'n't
any damper here tban anywhere else; she
hadn't seen a speck of mould on ber bread
all Bummer. Without any doubt the constant
struggle with herself wore on ber. Being
away from what sbe loved was the very bit
terness of dealb to tbe strong affectioned old
woman; And wben Ibe being away was vol
untary, and something she had berself to
blame for, It was bitterness on bitterness.
Toward tbe last ot August she was takon
111 quite alarmingly o aod tbry sent for
her Bon. Ho camo, end brought Lsvlna,who
would not bo left behind.
When the coacb stopped, Marm Lawaon,
who was perfectly conscious all the while,
heard It. Then she heard Lovlna's voice.
"Who's that f" sbe said, with A startled look,
to Mrs. Cartwright, who was taking care of
her. " 'Tain't Levlny V
In anotber minute Levina was in the room,
"Oh, dear grandma 1"
Her grandmother gave one hungry look At
her then ahe turned her face on tbo pillow,
"Now, Levlny Lawson, you ain't goln' to stay
In this damp honso one minute, an' git to
coughln' agin. You kin go right over to Mis'
Oartwrigbt's, on the hill, an' Btay to night,
an' to-morrow mornln' you take the stage an'
go home, I won't her you hero. You've jest
got a leetle better. Qo right away ! Leviny
Lawson, why don't you mlnilt"
Her grandmother Bat straight up in bod
with A ghastly expression of anger. Tbe poor
little girl ran out of Ibe room then, Bobbing,
Sbe staid la tbe bouse, but tbey bed to bide
her being there from her grandmother. All
that night and the next day she kept listening
"Charles," bIio would say, "you wouldn't
keep Leviny here when yon know It's as
much as her life's worth, I know ; bat I keep
A-thinkln' I hear her."
Toward night ebe grew worse ; Indeed, ahe
died about one in the morning. A little be
fore, ebe stretched out a withered hand and
beckoned her boo up to her,
" Charles," whispered ebe, huskily, " I
want to tell you somethin'. I've made up
my mind to sell the place, an' go to live
with you an' Leviny only I want you to go
out in the mornln' an' dig up a root ot white
vriets an some brakes, so -1 kin take 'em
Incident of tba Log Cul-ln dam
Among other pleasing Incidents of the log.
cabin campaign of 1810 was one thus de
scribed by lteprosentative Halstead, of New
Jersey i At the recent Whig convention held
at Worcester, Mass., the ladyot Honest John
Davis, tbe present Senator from that state.
sent word to the committee of arrangements
that she bad blue beds In which Bbe could
accommodate nine Whig delegates, or, It they
were good natured men, IB ; and sbe invited
40 or CO delegates to dine with her. Having
made all preparations for her invited guests,
she repaired to the Whig convention to bear
the Whig orators. After the speaking was
nver she hurried home for the purpose of re
ceiving ber expected company ; but sbe had
scarcely entered ber house before the sound
of martial music saluted her ear. Sbe ap
proached tbe window, aud there she naw
drawn up before her door a hand of ISO or
200 men who sent A depuhuion to her to Bay
that they would do themselves the honor of
taking dinner with her. At this unexpected
annunciation her woman's heart rank within
ber, but immediately tbe good, old, genuine
Whig spirit, which is always equal to any
emergency, rallied, and by its recuperative
energy at once restored ber to her wonted
composure. And what do you think she said ?
"Gentlemen," she said, "the string of my
door is never pulled in. You are welcome to
partake with me my log cabin fare. Walk
in, gentlemen." They did walk in, and she
at once set about enlarging her tables and re
plenishing ber board with provisions for this
occasion of unexpected guests, and with that
Admirable management which is character
istic of Yankee as well as Jersey matrons,
she was Boon able to Accomodate tbe whole,
of her guests, eipected and unexpected, for
they ate and were filled. In ber letter to ber
husband tbls Bay State Whig matron Bald :
"That the wine and water, beer and hard ci
der ran ia streams, and tbe way that Hon
est John Davis' wife's cakes disappeared was
a caution." Wben Honest John received
this letter, describing in those true and graph
ic colors which a woman's pen alone can give
to such a eceoe, he was sitting in the Senate
chamber, and as be read it tbe big round
tears coursed one another down his manly
cheek, and, as he wiped them away, he said
to himself : "What a fool I am to be so af
fected." After be had pernsed tbe letter bo
banded it to Mr. Webster, saying: "Thero,
Webster, you Bay you take pleasure in read
ing my wife's letters ; read that." Webster
took tbe letter, and, as he read, Honest John
watched the workings of hla noble features,
and be soon saw tbe tear glistening in his
large black eye, and then rolling down the
bronzed cheek of tbe intellectual giant, and
Honest John said to himself: "Well, I'm not
so greet a fool, neither." When Webster
bad finiebed reading he drew a long breath,
grasped the band of Honest John, and said :
"Sir, It is the finest letter I ever read in my
life." Now, my fair hearers, have yoa any
idea of tbe worth of such a fair Whig as
that? I toll yoa such a Whig is worth a
kingdom, and the tears which she drew forth
from the eyea of such men as John Davis and
Daniel Webster were more precious than all
the gems that ever sparkled in a royal dia
dem. Hen: I'ertey Poore.
Something was said the other day about
making extra endeavor to Improve tbe district
schools. The subject has great importance
for every farmer wbo has children to educate,
aod even it he has in bis own family no child
ren to become pupils he must be interested
in tbe common welfare, and tbls Interest
must extend to tbe district schools. It is un
fortunate that so little intelligent effort Is di
rected to this matter, because great improve
ment is possible, and it is attainable without
unreasonable outlay of money, Tbe first re
quirement is to establish interest, not only
with the pupils, but their parents as well.
There must bo desire to extend, Amplify And
improve tbe means of education. It is not
possible to lay down definite rules to which
every neighborhood must conform, for there
is a diversity ot wants. It is desirable that
tbe situation be surveyed witb tbe purpose of
ascertaining the real needs, then that these
be provided for with intelligent regard for
tbe future, for there must be continuanoe of
effort ; the first steps towards improvement,
after that every means employed to Becure
progress in the line indicated. Husbandman.
Writing of Mrs. Belva Lockwood. a Boston
Herald correspondent eaye : "Tbe odd thing
about this woman is that she ia not really a
crank, but A sharp and quick-witted person,
who is not destitute of humor and who gener
ally avoids making a fool of berself, I fancy
sbe makes a comfortable living doing busi
ness as a pension Agent And oflloe attorney in
venous small auairs, mostly pat into ber
bands by women clients. Sbe has won tbe
right to be admitted to the bar of all the
courts, and is often seen there. She is not
at all a bad-looking woman, and does not In
dulge in eccentrioitles of dress. Her husband,
who I fancy was much older than sbe, died
some years ago. What la certain is that tbe
woman has a good deal ot amusement out of
her life as she goes along. Indeed, she seems
to enjoy herself thoroughly, I never heard
her make a speech, nor did I ever bear any
thing to the woman's discredit. Sbe repre
sents the 'emancipated' woman of the day,
who paddies ner own canoe in ner own way,
is not tbe beneficiary or tbe dependant ot any
man, and probably is as good a lawyer as
three-quarters of the men wbo try to practice
in tbo legal profession In Washington,"
The Orla-lnnl TotHl -tltatlnrncx" .VI mi.
Mr. Joseph Llveaey, the man whoso hand
was tbe Drat to elgn tho pledge of entire ab.
stinence from intoxicating drlnks.dlfd within
tbe last month at Preston, England, full of
years And honorn. When tho old "temper,
ance" or "moderate" movement was intro
duced Into England, a littlo over fifty years
ago, Mr. Llvesey was ono of Ihe first to Join
it, and formed a society at Preston on that
basis. Tbe idea of signing n pledge to abstain
from All Intoxlcnling drinks was new iu Eng
land, and there was much discussion whether
the new crusade, of which tbo pledge was to
bo the watchword, should be only Against
spirits. Many friends of temperance thought
the moderate use of wine and beer wai bene
flolal, and that a great reform would bo ac
complished if tho drinking of ardent spirits
could be abolished, It whs soon discovered,
however, that beer Intoxicated aa surely, if
not as speedily, as spirits), and so seven men
of Preston determined to abstain from "all
liquors of an intoxicating quality, whether
al-, porter, wine, or Ardent spirits, except as
medicines." They did not use tho word total
in their first pledge. Dicky Turner was tbo
man wbo Invented Ihe name by which total
Abstainers have since been known. He was
poor aud illiterate, but earnest and enthusiaa.
tic. He was called upon ono evening to ad
dress A temperance meeting, and, carried
away by the excitement of tbe occasion, in
attempting to pronounce tbo word "total"
he stuttered, making it 1 1 total, Tbe word
teetotal was accepted by Mr. Llvesey as the
description of a movement which had thn
total disuse of alcoholio drinks as its motive
And end. He And Another frloud signed a
pledge to that effect on Aug. -'fi, 1832, and
he was thus tbe leader of that great social re
formation which to-day Is extending nil over
the world, England is, to day, ahead of the
United States as a whole in the feeling Against
tbe use and sale of intoxicating drinks. Med
ical men have set their faces against stimu
lants, and bo great a decrease has taken place
in the use of wine nnd spirits among nil clas
ses In Great Britain, that the revenue from
these sources, which only ten years ago was
Increasing by leaps and bounds, now exhibits
a steady falling off. Providence Journal.
About ten miles to tho south of tbo Sabine
river, which forms the boundary between
Texas and Louisiana, and about a mile from
the shore, tbero exists a natural phenomenon
known to sailors as "Tbe Oil-Spot." in fiuo
weather tbero is nothing remarkablo to at
tract tbe attention ot a stranger; but wben
An Angry gale from the northeast sweeps the
ocean, and great crested waves rise in battle
array, ibis charmed natural harbor reveals it
self. No visible boundary divides ft from
tbe tempestuous ocean around; but, within
a epace two miles in length. Ihe waters re
main perfectly calm, their only change being
that they become turbid and rod, as though
tbe oil-bearing mud wero stirred up from be
low. A broad belt of white foam and tower
ing breakers marks where tbe mighty waves,
rolling shoreward in their might, witb all Ibe
force gathered in an unbroken sweep of 700
miles across the Gulf, are suddenly arrested,
and sink down, conquered and powerless, so
soon as they come within the mysterious in
fluence of this gentlest of rulers. Uufortu
nattly, tbls peaceful haven is very shallow ;
its depth is variously stated at 12 and 18 feet,
so that only vessels of light burden can hero
take Bhelter. But to these, blessed, indeed,
is tbe change of passing suddenly from tbo
wild tossing of tbe outer ocean to tbe won
derful calm of this strange harbor, wbero tho
weary rrew may rest us securely as though
within an encompassing coral reef. Indeed,
the strauger approaching this wall of break
ers would naturally assume it to be caused by
a dangerous reef, and would, as a mutter of
course, seek safety by steering away from it.
We believe that no scientific examination nf
this so-called Oil Spot baa yet been mado.
Sailors wbo have here found refuge state that
tho bottom is of a soft soapy mud, into which
tbey can easily push a pole to a considerable
depth a mud which, wben applied to dock
BCrubbing, is found to be exceedingly cleans
ing. Popultr Bcience Monthly for Xoeem-her.
iy GF.X E.IAI..
"What postage do I collect on this weekly
paper, Heavenly Tidings ?" asked the clerk.
The postmaster scratched bis head thoughtful
ly for a moment, and then told him to rate it
among Ihe "foreign newspapers." Tonkert
Doctor "Yoa Bee, wifie dear, I have pulled
my patient through, after ell ; a very critical
case, I can tell you I" Ills wife "Yea, dear
hubby ; but then, you are bo clever in your
profession. Ah I It I bad only known you
five years earlier I feel certain my first hus
bandmy poor Thomas would have been
On Wednesday evening, as the drivers
were unloading a lot of boxes la front ot the
Adams Express Office, something In one ot
them collapsed, and streams of water came
pouring out, drenching the wagon And pave
ment. "Good Lord 1" profanely shouted one
of the men in surprise, "What's that?" "Ob
nothing," replied A passer-by, "only a box of
bt, jonn campaign documents." rMadel-
A boy about 15 years of age begged of a
lady on Second street to hunt him up an old
hat, as hla head covering was no longer any
protection, Bbe rummaged around tbe bouBe
for 20 minutes and found a stiff hat wbfeb
her husband threw aside last spring. It was
In perfeot oondltlon and looked well, but as
the bov took It he banged it with bis fist un
til It showed a dozen bruises and then twisted
tbe rim out ot shape, "Meroy on me I but
what do yoti mean 1" gasped the astonished
lady, "Thankee, mum," he replied as he
clapped the tile oa his head, "but I don't pro
pose to be taken for no dude V Detroit Free
The very highest officer ia the United
States army is Sergeant Lightrell. who com
mands the signal eervice post on Pike's Peak.
Ths present season haa been the greatest
ever known in Virginia for grapes, melons and
other fruits, and also for wheat, corn and to
bacco. Four sisters named Carrwere married at
Joliet, 111., one evening recently by a clergy
man wbo desires to be called a patent Carr
There are now more than SOO.OOO persons
In England who use tbe bicycle and tricycle,
aod the capital invested ia the maaufacturn
of these machines is jl.l.OOO.OM, employing
nearly 10,000 men.
Aa electric railway is now In operation
botween the t ities of Frankfort aud Offenbach
in Germany. Tbe distaaco is a littlo over
four miles, aod one can leave Frankfort and
go off and back in about fifty minutes.
Kev. Dr. Newman Hall eays he had no
idea of the enormous size of this country
until after traveling westward at least a thou-.
Band miles be reached St. Louis, where he
was dumbfounded oa being asked it be in
tended to go West.
W. II. Webb of New York has prepared a
statement which shows that under Democrat
ic rule tbe debt of that city has increased uu
til now it is $31..1S for every man, woman
and child. Mr. Webb says : "It is probably
the largest per capita expense for govern
mental purposes ever levied in tbe history of
From Mercer county, Minn., comes the
report that about 20 miles from Stanton a
cave has been discovered in wbicb were found
a hideous idol carved out ot cedar, four skele
tons, copper spear heads, a small cutlass, im-
f dements of copper and A stone mill for grimi
ng, Buch as was used In ancient Egypt and
parts of Asia.
Tho versatile Empress ot Austria writes
poetry, seta type, shoots well with the rifle
and makes delicious bread, and it is presuma
ble that she can set the breakfast table, make
tbe beds and dust the bric-ii-brac. There Are
soruo American girls that might learn some
thing from thia matron of one ot the effete
dynasties oi Europe,
Wm. H. underbill has given tho college
of physicians And surgeons of New York city
a half million of dollars for tho purchase of
real estate and the erection of a buiidiug
which shall onable the institution more suc
cessfully to fulfil the purpose for which tt
was rounded, u rounds ror tbo new building
have already been bought oa Tenth avenue,
between .V.Uii and COth etreets.
Tbe Lancaster (Pa.) Intelligencer says
tbe largest, best arranged, best kept und best
stocked carp ponds in the United States are
near that city, under tbe management of tho
Lancaster Piscatorial company. Tbe ponds
are fed from six large springs, and Are locat
ed on fire acres of swamp and meadow
ground. Some of the carp grown in theso
ponds are 27 inches long end weigh from six to
A new species of wild horse, found In
Central Asia, has been brought to St, Peters
burg. It is met with la troops of five to fif
teen, led by aa old stallion. The species has
highly sensitive powers of hearing, smell and
eight, and is very Bby and fleet. Tbe long
hair of tbe tall does not begin till about mid
way down tbe tail. Oa tbe short, erect mann
thero is no forelock, and there is no dorsal
A farmer at St. Jacobin, P. Q left bis
four children ia tbe house, recently, while be
wont to the field. During his absence tho
eldest boy, aged 11 years, placed a flask con
taining gunpowder ou the stovo and then
poured a quantity of the explosive inside tho
tove, Tbe stove was blown into a thousand
fragments and the bouso was Bet oa fire.
Three of the children were rescued in a dy.
lag coaditloa. The fourth was Also rescued
and will probably recover.
a-stllug Ibe X'lacn Heady.
(From tbe Boston JournsL
Squire X., wbo lives In a vlilago near by,
Is a strong And consistent Itspublican, but his
on, who is studying law at Boston, Is an In
dependent. The latter went borne to pass
Sunday, and looking out of tbe window no
ticed a bit ot land which had been recently
cleared up. "What did you clear up that
piece of land for, father?" asked tbe young
mugwump, "Well I thought," replied the
squire, "you would want plenty of room to
kick yourself on tbe Sth of November, aud so
I got it ready. Mother can see you from ber
"Ars you lonely to-night, M'ss Ada t" "No, sir; I
with I wera lonefler." 11a Udi ber good-night ami
weut borne, took a Urge dose of Dr. bull's Cough Hy.
rup, fearing ber Icy manner had given blm a oold.