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BRATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1884.
t $ crnuont )(j(ciat
(In.l TKIWONT ltKtOUI) AND KA11MHI, untied
rtntuiiEij tvtiiT irniDAT hi
1'RttNCH & STEDMAN,
Tkbms-Iu advance, per year, tl.SOl If not paid
mttilu the year. 13.011.
lurra or Aixnmlu furnlaheil on application.
Itirtla, Deatha and Marriages published gratia; Obit
nary Not,t?a, Oarda of Thaoke, etc., 75c per tncli of
1 1 litlpaor le-aa,
I.V. ml at tin ISraMticTO Pout OJHieattrtoml-elam
U. L. I'HtNCH. I). P. StIDMlN.
tlemral Insurance and Jlcal KtUite Agentt.
lit prcaeutlug Compaltle a v, hoee Aaaeta art'ocr
TENEMENTS TO LET.
Agcntefor liAl'CoCK FlKE fclllI.aCISHl.lit.
ortke lu btarr ii Estcys New Bank Illuc., mr Main
auU Elliot atreets,
J,i.m:w .n. xviiiTil
ttlhi.tuu Block, Ilt.lllebure,,Vt.,
l'raitlcea In all Ibo cuurta, make, collection, promptly,
au. I luve.le tuoney on we-sli-m mortgages.
Ull. IIOl.XO.-V, M. !.,
. PHYSICIAN AND BUIIOEON,
UlllC. and realdebie e'orile-r Main ami u.lnnfui.
lit home from 1 to 3 and from 0 to 7 o'clock I'.M.
K. ALIO A CO., "
tllU Flat Unit, Brattlcboro, Vt.
JA.ItKM CIIAL.l.VII, .Tt.li.,
niYSlCIAN AN11 BUIIOEON,
ll.Hco In Crosby block, over Vermont National Bank.
OIHce boura 8 to 9 A.M., I to 3 KM.
UVsldenca H Main at Ubatili hoko.Vt.
. vi:iinti:ii. .ti. la.
Ufllte an J residence. 27 Elliot at., llratllrboro,
mull urturc o A. Al . j 1 lO A anil O 10 8 P. H.
Brttrjg nun fHctjIclncs.
IlllVlllir llll'i'lllliPl1 Hm slnr-lr niiil
Vilx3 '"lsi"css of I)r. E. S. WES
TON, lorincrly Dr. J. W. OltEOO,
I would Kiiy to Iho pcoplo ol" Urnt
tlclioro mtd vicinity Hint I mil pro
iiiircil in lin iikli 'Pill.' pnnvsnwii.i
J)ltU(3S AND MEDICINES nt the
liUWJiST I'OSSIDLE PRICES.
Having hnd 15 yenrs' oxjiorloiico
In the relnll dmt; business, Includ
ing two YPlirs ill tlin rlfv T lV.nl
coiilldcnt Hint I enn supply yon with
AllV llll VSiclimV 111- I'll in I lv ni-n.
scriptions yon should sco lit to fu
ror mo with will receive my prompt
nnd careful attention.
Hoping to receive n slinro of your
pntronnge, I nm very truly yours,
I. B. THORN.
I I E.MIV TIICKKH, M.l.,
IX BUIIOEON AND UOMlEOl'ATHlST,
llfflce In Leonard'. Block, Elliot Street. Oniceboura,
lull to 3:u0 ami 7:00 to 9:00 p. h. Special attention
tflven to cbronlc Ulaeaaea.
ITAIIIS A NTOItll.lllII,
IJL ATTOHNEYH AND COUNHELI.OH3 AT LAW
and tiollcltora of I'atenta, Bbattlfdoko, Vi.
AIT" " HCTM Honae and Hlgu Painter, Or
vv . namental and Freaco Palntlug,aralnlug,Kal
somlnlng, Taper Hanging, etc.
1V9 (Ircen Street, Brattleboro, Vt .
FIRE iyUUXCE AGENT,
EJ. CA1IIC.TKU, Market Block, El Mot
Bt. Dealer In Tnyn, Faucy Ooods, IJookn. Rta
tionery, Newpapr(( Mazlnps tt Perltxllcals. Hub
ncrlptioas rrcplvptl for thf principal nmtpaprrs and
masazlnen, ami forwarded by roiil or othcrwls?.
JllIOKM lioVHi: IIAlIt 1I11ENN.
U7Si ItOO.TI. MR. JAMES O. COOK, for
merly of the rarlter Hoofp, Uotton. Flrit-class work.
Koouj In rear of hotel ofl.ee.
STEAM FITTEIt AND PLUMUER
Steam Tip" and Fittings and Steam Heating appa
ratus furulsbed and put In. Steam hollers and en
gines repaired. All jobllDg In tills Hue promptly at
tended to. Water piping and Plumbing done in the
C. miUlOOH, JSC,
Houe rtlntlDp, Gralulnp, Paper Ilanglnp. Hard
n ood Flnltblnrf. 40-5 J
It. M. SHERMAN,
Vermont Loan & Trust Company
GltAXl) FOItKft, DAKOTA.
Kcd llivor Yalley Fnrni Loans,
Bearing 8 to 0 per cent. Interest, net.
Fnll particulars, with reference, furnished on ip
plication. Correspondence solicited. 13
1 I. WHITE,
SIOUX FAIXS, DAKOTA,
Real Estate and Loan Agent.
Eastern parties desiring to loan money or invert in
real tstate in tbe growing city of Sioux Falls, cannot
do better than deal with me. I shall endearortodeal
honestly and fairly with all who may do business with
me, and at a fair rate of comojisdion. Address E. P.
WHITE, Sioux Falls, Dak.. BoxJ177.
Refer by permis'lon to editors of this rsper, toS.
W. Kimball of Urattteboro, and to either Dr. Gray or
Dr. Tnfts of Sioux Falls. 23
Our complete stock of Tail and
Winter HOSIERY and GLOVES
is how open, and Includes many
choice and desirable yoods.
MERIXO UNDERWEAR- - A
large line and aood value In every
We have secured the sale of one
of the best lines of Ladies' WHITE
COTTOX UNDERWEAR in the
market, made entirely on lock
stitch machines, and would solicit
HEW STORE, HOOKER BLOCK,
IT MAY CONCERN.
And it concerns nil intending to
CHEAP FOR CASH,
To call at South DInin street Store,
l'ipor's old stand.
A PULL ASSORTMENT OP
And everything usually kept in n
llrst-cluss drug store.
KEJIEJIUEK, I will not be un
dersold ! THE 11EST QUALITY
AND LOWEST PRICES must es
tablish my trado.
I. B. THORN.
And all kinds of Goods
usually kept in a first
class Grocery Store
Havlni; hnd somo experience in
linking I shall mnxo
G. 6. DICKINSON.
19 Main St., opp. High.
Card from Dr. Weston.
To thf I'Oilt RrattUbttro:
Hatvlns sold mr Druir business and all Prescriptions
to I. II. TIIORN, I would most cheerfully recommend
him to my friends snd former patrons, and from my
acquaintance with him I feel sure that any who may
Kite him tbelr patronage will fin i all their orders and
prescriptions carefully and accurately prepared.
40 E. 8. WESTON, M. D
i am i
STOCK OF ROOTS AM) SHOES
FOR THE FALL AXD WINTER
TRADE IS XOW COMPLETE.
I have a large stock of
Including tho best makes, at prices
inai win suu mi.
COME IN & LOOK THROUGH MY
KIP BOOT DEFT,
And if you want n boot thnt will
stand by you, nsk for the "310NI-
TOR Jill, lianu jiaue.
Don't fall to sco those "CONGOLA"
chamois-lined boots, lor n warm
winter shoo. "LAUifcS' uujiaiun
SENSE" a specialty.
PEOPLE KEA.LIZE "VALUE RE
CEIVED," AND HAVE DIS
IS THE PLACE TO BUY
Boots and Shoes.
BROOKS HOUSE BLOCK.
un 1'unucr uevrr yinti, a narrei oi purny
strength and wholesomeness. More economical than
tbe ordinary kinds, and cannot he sold In competition
with tbe multitude of low test, short weight, alum or
punvpuaie powuers. now only in cfltis.
37-32 RotalBakiho PowDEn Co., 108 Wallst., N. Y
H. E. BOND,
METALLIC, WOOD FINISH
& CLOTH COVEluau
ALL STYLES AND QUALITIES,
TEXTILE, GOLD AND SILVER
LADIES' & CENTS' ROBES.
C'btauibetV. IllaliiOcllnir Fluid fur tbe
SO AB TO BE PIIESEHVED FOR AtiV LENQTII
ur J laic vt.aiibv,
Itoomi orer Coi'a atove atore. .
CODDfcted llb Telfplion.ElcUaoge
An Old Soldier's
" Cahert, Texu,
May 3, 1882.
" I wlah to eiprcu my appreciation ol tlie
valoalile qualltlea ol
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
a n cough remedy.
' VLil with Churchill's army, jnst before
the battlo of Vlcksburg, 1 contracted a bo
vere cold, which terminated in a dangerous
rough. 1 found no relief till on our march
wa camo to a country store, here, on asking
for some remedy, 1 was urged to tryAEU's
"I did so, aud was rapidly cured. Since
then 1 have kept the. Pectoral constantly by
iue, for family iue, ntid 1 hare found it to be
an iuTaluable reuity for throat and lung
dUeaaeii. J. W. AVuiTLEV."
Thousands of testimonials certify to the,
prompt euro of all bronchial and lung
affections, by the use of AVER 8 CnERRY
PuTim vu lief ng very palaUbtc, the young
et chil.ircii take It readily.
Sold by all.Drnfrgl'ts.
What has Skq.tiiism dune for the world?
Nothing but to S'lRt doubts. It has even
BUfrKTOtM tl.,it UIh uinitUu cannot bo cured.
ptk-L-.ii. U an bad ud ltheuiiiuatn.
What lias Fclcnro done for the world ?
A porl many tiling; frr Instance, It has
Ehon ii that ltheum.itlsoi can bs cumL
It lias show n that Neuralgia con be got rid of.
Modern Hclence basproveil th 1 1 lthrutuatbun U
a blood dl-rfia.se, and hxi pro ldel ATUi)ruoKoif
us the remedy which can completely cure It.
It has prored thnt ol though tho old doctors
failed toovercome Neuralcl i, ATiiLoriiORoocun
reach It, aud eradicate It U om the B) stem.
It has proved that though these tormenting1
distMbcs were so slow and ot'".lluate, they cju
be overcome In a Utile w hllc by means of
Pon t bo skeptical. If you have any doubt- as
to what ATULoruoK03 can do, wilte tofeomeof
thObO s horn It has cuied. For Instance, l.ev. S.
It. Dennen. 1. 1)., I'ablor Third Co irtvatlonal
thurvb, of New Haven, Conn., th; Rev. V.
Corblt, pastor (ieorgi hL l. ll church, of New
Haven, the Itev. J. K. Narles,pasf r lllettt.
M. K. Church, New ork city. Al r. Urummell, tho
well known candy Manufacturer, of New York,
Ex-iov. liigclow. of Coni.ecUcut, and many
ethers, equally well known.
If you ctnnnt pvt ATHLopiionoHof your dnKvl1 1.
ve will fend It expntw paid, on ml t cf letrular
! rice no dollar it Kfe. crre'er that yon Imy
It f r m) our dnuv'tt but if helim-n't It. ro not t-o
1 i"-uedcHl u try tuimethlnir el", hut order tt omo
irom iu a directvd,
ATKL0PH0ROS CO., 112 WALL ST., HEW KF.K.
To permit ponrself and family to
With sickness when it can he prevented and cured
With Hop imienltl
Having eiperlenced a great deal of
"Trouble!" from Indigestion, so mnrb so that I
came near losing my
My trouble always came after eating any food
For two or tbree hours st a time I had to go through
"And tbe only way I ever got"
Was by throwing up all my stomach contained. No
one can conceive the pains that I had to go through,
"At Uat t"
I waata'ienl "So that for three weeks I lay in bed
Could eat nothing!
My sufferings were so that I called two doctors to
give me something that would stop tbe pain, tbelr
Efforts were no good to me.
At last 1 heard a good deal
"About your Hop Bitters 1
And determined to try them."
Got a bottle In four bonrs I took the contents cf
Next day I was oat of bed, and have not seen a
Hour, from the same causa since.
I have recommended it to hundreds of others. You
have no sach
Advocate as I am," Geo, Kendall, AlUton, Boston.
Columbus Advocate, Texas, April fi, tu.
Dear Editor; I bare tried your nop Bitters, snd
find they are good for any complaint. Tbe best mtd
Icine I ever used In my family. II. TALENER.
lJ7Norjn irennlne without a bunch of ereen Hops
on tne wnue lanei. duud in iue viie, poisonous nuu
with "uop"or Hops in tneir name.
ARVfEWBlM Hostetter's Btom
SffnNl BLBI HMcb Utters is a fine
LUIIO0 1 1 1 11 blood depurent, in
JflV UIUIATIO iHtionsl cathartic, and
P . a superb antl-bllious
spectuc. it rallies tne
falling energies of the
checks premature de
cay. Fever and ague,
billons remittent, dys
pepsia ana uowei
among the evils
which It entirely re
moves. In tropical
coautries, where the
liver and bowels are
organs most unfavoN
auiy aneciea vj id
combined Influence of
it la a verv necessary
safeguard? For sale by all Druggists and Dealers
aoth year of re.ld.nce, and lltbol buaine...
No Hire.tor .T.r had to pay taa.a, co.u ot
(ureclo.ure, wait or Intereat, or take
i.na. rest of Rafarence. "riu
tt you bare money to loan. Addreai
D. S. D. JOHN8TON & SON,
Nisotlatora of MortEOge Loans,
MeBUoathla paper. 8T. PAUL, MINN.
i.,.A.?,'J, NEW MANVEL
ULU ntLIAHLfc ilUVtH.
W.tnakebolti. 1J years
making wma wiua
clally, ltu our iraiuea
mechanlM, enable na to take water
from well or aprlni and deliver It to
any deal red polub Wrlte.itatlug nature
ui wurK. .u nc uiii I ihc . rn
Mi M. awb.t .! WnWl. na.Bi.iB.vv. ... ..
THINGS OF CVllltKNT INTIiliEST.
IiieuUuanl BliufeMt. of the UultcJ SUten
navy, who recently crosttnl lladaoaBcar from
eaat to west, aoconj)llBblDR what few while
men auj no American bad done before, told
a large eudlenco at CbicktrliiR ball, New
York, tbe other nlRht, aotnethlug about tbe
Inland r.nd bla eiplorallou. Ihoru.
"jladaRascar." bo aald. "in Ibo third lar
gest lalaud on the Kioto. Its area covers
230,000 Mjuare miles, being 1,000 ml Ion long
and averaging in breadlb 230 to 400miles.
It Ih four tluieH the elze of Great Ilrilatn.
Tbe interior gives the observer a potent sense
of aileut and majestic vastuess. It txhlblts
some of tba grandest specimens of nature's
handiwork, consisting of mountain peaks,
plains, and forest cataracts. Around the sa
coast atretcbes a dense belt of tropical forest,
the home of malarias aud deadly fever, tho
abiding place of savage and barbarous peo
ple, aud of richly plumaged birds. The chief
river, tbe Sizebouge, is the size of the Oblo,
and shows some of tbe most magnificent riv
er scenery in the world, thunderous water
falls, and cataracts bordered by primeval forests."
Tbe speaker said that he thought this river
would prove navigable and might be made
the highway for the products of the interior,
ebony, sugar, rics, and other article, of com
meroe, iu inutilities sulllileut to make it Ilia
"1.1 Dorado ol the ea-tcirn seas." The clt-
mat be described as variable. In the inte
rior it is cpiable and temperate, frequently
reminding oue of a Niw Ii iglatid autumn,
but about the seicoast it is always warm and
unwholesome. He estimated tbe population
at r,"00,00(), embracing luiny races of men
var lug In color, physique aud civilization.
ino prluclpal tribe, tbe ilovas. are men of
Malay origin, with fair complexion, black
and sparkling eyes, aipilliua nosns, number
ing about 'JOO.OOO, aul far in advance of tho
rest of tbe inhabitants iu intelligence and tbe
arts of civllizitim. The women are often
ba'idsomo. B)meof theso advantages can be
attributed to climate, the reg'on inhabited by
them averaging !,."."() abova tho sea level,
and affording a bracing atmosphere. NfXt
In importance aud intelligence 1.0 placed tbe
ii'tsiito triDe, tne meu possessing nine and
active frames, but Ibo women, unlike tbe
Ilova women, are seldom or never handsome.
Tbe liarra people, in the southern part of
the island, are dilinguiihed by their utter
lack of ennobling qualities. Tbe morality of
the llarra, sail I. lent. Hhuftldt, might thus
be summed up: "Give me my gun and mv
speur, my rum aud my wives, and my oxen,
let me steal, piuuuer ana destroy everybody,
let nobody molest me, aud I care not who is
lieutenant bnuteldt tbeu described bis
ourney across Madagascar. After many vi
cissitudes and by dint of much perseverence,
he made a landing at a town on tbe south
eastern side of the island, on April 'Jib of this
year, and soon after began his journey across
the liiand. lie reacbtd tbe capital without
encountering many dangers. There be was
irtsenttu to tbe Uueen, whom be thus de
scribed : ''SLo is a young womau of medium
height, of lithe figure and graceful move
ments, and distinguished by majestio bear
ing, though girlish iu appearance. Shu has
dark wuviug hair, light complexion and black
ualrous eyes, alio dresses in modern Tans-
an female costume. Her husband is the
prime minister, aud is t','J years old." Ac
cording to royal cu.tom, she never left the
palace without a large retinue and much cer
emony. When royal property was carried
thrnugu the streets, tbe people were expect,
ed to keep themselves within their bouses.
It anybody was mot in tbe street wbo bad no
time to run to bis bouse, be bad to prostrate
himself on the ground until tbe queen's
goods had pasted. Wnen L'eut. Huufeldt
was presented to tne qieen, she was seated
at tbe top of a throne with thirty steps. On
tbe first step, on one knee, with band ex
tended toward tbe joung queen, was ber
husband the prime miuister a dark com
plexioned, gray haired man. She was clad
in a light pink satin dress and on ber bead
wore a gold crown studded with diamonds.
I bowed on being presented to ber. but she
gracefully extended ber hand. I ascended
tbe throne and shook her extended hand, tbe
first white man to grasp it."
Iue Journey across the island occupied
about four months. Tbe traveller started
out with Ol natives and three white men,
and when be reached the western coast there
l.0 of the islanders remaining, and he was
himself the only surviving wbito man.
Cliuel.iir llluckfl.h on lliv Ciapp Cud
On Saturday afternoon, 1.1 lb inst., about tl
o'clock, a large school of blackfhh was sight
ed oil Wood Kud Light, Provincetown, at
the extreme cud of Uape (Jod. ibe signal
was given aud iu a few mioutea a number of
vessels and whaleboats, manned by able sea
men, some ol whom it proved bad not lived
a lifetime in a whaling community for naught.
Tbe sea was turbuleut as far as tbe eye could
reach, and after tbe capture of a few by the
barpooner tbe chase began in earnest. No
sooner was blood drawn than there waa a
frenzy, aud, as is tbe custom of tbe flab, all
rushed in tbe direction of the wounded. A
dozen, more or less, bad been taken by sun
down. It was hoped at first to drive tbem
Into 1'rovlncetown Day, but tbis attempt waa
futile. On they sped, pursued and pursuers,
tbe lleet increasing from all along tbe shore,
wnue tne moai dimiuisned. Twenty miles
was soon covered, and they were off Brew,
ster, where tbey were met by a low tide. In
place of being dilven ashore, wufch was tb.
object of tbe pursuers, Ibe fish made a turn
right about faoe along the beacb. About 00
were killed, and then tbey b laded for Well
fleet Day, and went in on a flood tide. This
bad covered about 3D hours, and on Monday
morning there was a wonderful Bight. Tbe
bay was literally full of fish, further than tbe
eye could reach. Vessels and boats of all
sizes, kinds and descriptions, men and boys
representiug every trade and profession, and
overy available thing that oould he used for
killing was there. Jlen of experience used
harpoons and lances. Others used scytbeB,
knives, picks, daggers and axes. Tbe shore
was lined with carriages, carta, men, women
and children. Tbe whole town was in a flur
ry of excitement. Ail business ceased ex
cept the one business, wbich was to "capture
blacknsb." 'iue work continued until Tuesday
afternoon, when it is supposed every Bah was
captured. .very town from Dennis to rrov
incetown was represented in the slaughter.
From 1200 to 1.100 fish were taken, worth
from 10,000 to iSlfl.OOU
Oht It was a algbt fearaome, fit to cordis the blood of
That little craft caasM la tbe teeth of the hungry,
That crunched It, aud tore It, aud broke It, now on
tbe Jagged rocka fliogluit,
Tbeu catcbttig it back, as tlgera sport wltb tbelr prey,
then devour it;
And tbe ait men up tn tbe rigging, clinging, and
praying and abudderlng,
At one would abuddar wbo looked down Into bla own
grave open I
All tbe flaher.folk were away alt leagues away to
Where tbe nlgbt before tbey bad sailed, faat locked
by the south gale In harbor j
Only on the aanda there were three old meo, peering
'Ah I If we were young aa we once were, wbo knowa
but tbat we might save tbem T"
And the women were wringing tbelr handa, with
quavering, abrlll crlet. pitiful.
Among them, poiaed on ber bar. feet, like a bird
pluming tor flying
Orer tbe foam, ber brown balr out on tbe wind
streaming anu leasing,
Her cbeeka fluablng and paling, bnt ber eyea clear,
stood laaa Dorothy,
Straight, atrong-llmbed and ann-browned waa abe',
modeet, withal, and wlnaome.
Will tbe veaael break up In an hour? If I tbowt so
tans aha would hind tb.re.
IMla. for .lifeboat," cried ahe. "Nay, nay, laaa,"
"Could you gang the four miles, you could nacroaa
in. Durn swollen 10 ouraung.
Ill awa," apake Dorothy, nothing more; and swift
Iv ahe darted
Off to tbe moor, as from the strained bow tbe arrow
For a mile tbe fierce gate abe battled; then down to
tbe aanda forced to ecramble,
Where the bugs waves were rolling, and through tbe
hollow rocka boomlngtbelr tbunder;
Sped on, through the foam flaablng knee-deep, ever
cabling for footing.
Till abe cams to tbe burn, white with wrath, as If
Wltu iue maa aea leaguing
Id vengeance agalnat tbe foe, who, for tta prey, with
It would wrestle.
What tbongh ber heart aankr In ahe plunged for,
oh, tbe men that were drowolngl
Wal.t-deep. then overhead alnklng, aelied by a swirl
Blruggliug up to her feet, on prea.lng again, till once
more on the moorland,
Bhe breasted the gale, flinging to it the wet girmenta
So reached abe at last the hou.e where lived tbe cox-
awaln of tbe lifeboat.
And aank at the tbreabold, awoonlng, but ga.plng
with wan Upal "The acbooner
On the letch norradl" Well knew the coxawaln tbe
need tbat bad arnt ber.
"Look after tbe laaa, gude wife!" be shouted, and
ran tor tbe lifeboat.
Tbe blea.ed lifeboat 1 how It ahot out lu tbe aurgea,
Away and away around the Point cloae up to tbe
Andlo! tbe ail meo dropped Into It, eared, aa sol
As If into Heaven they bad come out of deatb, with
ita curiam on tneir foreneau.
Only a simple laaa atlll la Dorothy, never dreaming
inai ane naa oone augu. neroic. lei, aometimea, o
nlgbta, when the atorm wind
Iaont, ahe amilea aa ake taya ber bead on tta rude
To tblnk of tbe alx meo, aomewkere safe, living and
Decaoae abedared through tb. gale and the foam to
run or iue uieooai.
I'.WL AND VI 110 IN I A
Qedave OiSANiVE, one of tbe members of
tbe celebrated Louisiana returning board of
18'G tbat counted tbe vote of tbat state for
Hayes and thus counted bim in as President,
died at Mew urleans Hiturday nignt, uasa
nave was one of tbe wealthiest colored citi
zens of New Orleans before the counting in,
having extensive stables and an undertaking
establishment, lie was Imprisoned at wash.
ington in 187fi for contempt of tbe House of
Representatives in refusing to testify as to
tbe proceedings of tbe returning board. Up
on bis return to New Orleans be was indicted
for fraud, tried by a state court, convicted
and sentenced lo tbe penitentiary, but was
subsequently released by Ibe supreme court.
Uasanave was the only memoer of tne re
turning board who bad any money, and he
bad to bear tbe brunt of these trials, wbich
greatly impoverished bim. After bis release
from prison be continued bis business, but
refused to nave anyiuing lurtner to no wtm
When tbe 4th of March comes, Grover
Cleveland will lack two weeks of being 48
years old. Only one younger man has been
inaugurated President, and tbat Is Ulysses B.
Grant, wbo lacked some six weeks of beiug
47 years old when be entered tbe White House,
Franklin Pierce was three months over 48,
and Garfield and Arthur were each a trifU lees
than CO AU tbe other Presidents have been
There are about f.0,000 postmasters In tbe
United States. Borne 2200 of Ibese have sal.
arles ranging from $U00 to $10,000 and are
appointed by tbe Postmaster General with the
advice of tbe President. All tbe rest of tbe
post-offlces are at tbe disposal of tbe first as
sistant postmaster general, wbo is tbe largest
distributor of government patronage.
Owing to tbe folly of tbe railroad compa
nies, it is now cheaper to go than stay. One
can ride first class from New York to llutTalo
for $3 SO, Chicago $'J, Kansas Oily $11, or
Ban Francisco $107. To New Orleans the
rates vary from $25 to $3G,
A most entertaining article on "Queer
Flowers" is published iu "Tbe Popular Bci.
ence Monthly" for December. It Is by Grant
Allen, and is in tbat writer's best vein.
PIANO STOOLS and CHAIRS with sdjaatabl. back.
The floeat saaortmeot at Palne'e, IS Canal-at., Boaton
It is a D.cember evening in the year 1084.
Away from tbe busy haunts of men, the
thermometer registers several degrees below
zero : but in Boston tbe air Is balmy and
warm as May. It is also light as day every
where, though the sun has long Blnce set, aud
there is no moon. Windows are open in ev
ery bouse aud children lightly clad are play,
ing about tbe streets. Science has made
rapid advance in the past hundred years. In
1881. men bad only begun to dream ol wtiat '
electricity might do for tbe world. Then,
though there were rudimentary affairs called
telephones, there waa no direct communica
tion with the old world, exoept a crude de
vice by which tbey sent what were called ca
blegrams. Tbey had electric lights, too, but
very imperfect contrivances with feeble illu-
minating power. lol until nfty years later
was the first successful attempt made at
(banging tbe temperature of whole cities
from cold to warm in winter and from hot to
cool in Bumnier. Now, not only has the time
come when there is no more nifbt, but, in
all thickly populated centres, no more ex
treme cold or beat. In a few years more we
may expect to see tbe climate raised or low
ered iueviry country under the sun, and reg
ulated by electricity wbich is yet only in
its Infancy, or rather tbe methods of apply
ing it. For tbis wonderful electro. motive
force wbich has bo increased tbe pleasure and
comfort of existence, at tbe same time reduc-
ins tbe cost of living, is generally acknowl
edged to be the great 'spiritual generator
which is fast hurrying on tbe millennium.
And we no longer hear tales of abject pover
ty among tbe poorer classes, since work is
easier, wages better, and tbe world a hundred
times brighter and warmer than it used to
But we are dealing with generalities,
whereas we started to look into personalities,
one of tti in a most charming personality,
Miss Virginia Vaughn lives in her own
house on Ciinuionwealth avenue. Time was,
wbeo to be the owner of a handsome resi
dence on this street, was to be a king or a
queeu either, as tbe case may be in society,
llut alaal bow fortunes vary. For while
tbis broad avenue is still highly respectable,
none of the 'lilt, except an Isolated case like
Miss Vaughu's, may be found there ; and the
newer portions of tbe city towaid the south
and west are peopled by tba aristocracy of
Boston, in our heroine s case, nowever, tne
house on the avenue being left to her by her
grandfather, on condition that it should not
be sold, and having been tbe Vaughn estate
for several generations, .Miss Vaughn is re
ceived in society on precisely tbe same foot
ing as if she had been born on Blaine boule
vard, Butler square, St. John circle or Cleve
Wealth, beauty and honorable anoestry
combined can surmount any barrier to socie
ty, and all these Virgliia v augbn possesses.
One would not tbink, looking at ber pure
Grecian profile, tbe masses of golden hair
that crown ber shapely bead, Ibe well-mould,
ed figure or tbe delicate rose leaf complex
ion, that Miss Vaughn was born with a snub
nose, black hair, a muddy skin and a mouth
which waa by no means small. Such was,
however, tbe case. Moreover, the fact re
mains, tbat ail this baa been changed, and
Miss Vaughn is an acknowledged queen
among blonde beauties. Just how this has
been brought about it is no part of our busi
ness to tell. It la an open secret, though,
that our most beautiful women to-day are
"made, not born." Chemistry and electricity
together can change Ibe human form divine
as easily as a bot-bouse can produce luxuri
Virginia Vaughn represses a yawn, rises
and going to ber window looks out on tbe
scene below. A silvery bell Bounds from the
opposite wall, causing ber to turn with a
graceful motion, and move across tbe room,
"Virginia, dear," floats in on the silence
of the room, "I want to Introduce you to
to my nepbew In Bioux utty. (Jan you ar
range to see bim In tbe course of five min
utes or bo?"
"Certaiuly, Mrs. Anthony," Bays Miss
Vaughn. "In just five minutes you may call
Bhe steps to a closet opening out of the
room, and produces a small arrangement of
mirrors, wbich bhe attaches by a fine wire to
the telepbone, and waits for tne summons.
Soon the bell sounds again.
"Are you ready, Virginia?" lays Mrs. An
thony of Chicago.
"Yes. but first let me take a look at you,"
answers the younger lady, "I haven't Been
vou for a week."
"liui I'aui is waiting, Bays airs. Aniuony,
"Please connect for bioui Falls at once,'
Virginia complies and beholds refleoted in
tbe mirror a most presentable young man
standing in tbe midst of elegantly furnished
bacbelor apartments. At Ibe same time Mr.
Paul DeLamooreaux is gazing at tbe mirror
ed reflection of Miss Vaughn, and feels a
mighty tugging at his heart-strings. It used
lo be said tbat love laughs at locksmiths.
Now we Bay that it mocks all distances and a
few bundred or thousand mites more or less.
of electrio wire cannot prove a hindrance to
love at first sight.
Mrs. Anthony Introduces the young couple
and dlsoreetly retires Into tbe background.
"My aunt has often spoken of you, Miss
Vaughn," Bays Paul, "and I have long looked
forward to this meeting.
"I only returned yesterday from a protract
ed visit in namscnatka ," returns Virginia.
took a little trip to the North Pole last week,
It is perfectly lovely up there, now tbey have
the electro-neater in tun operation."
"I should think so." replies Paul.
went up there ten years bqo, when the elec
tric railway was nrst put in mere, vruew
wasn't It cold, though f"
"I shiver to think of it." is Miss Vauabn'
answer, "What a long time they were In
getting tbat road Into successful operation
It was despaired or several times wasn i it I
' Nearly," comes back from Gloux Falls.
"There are certain difficulties to be overcome
at tbe pole, you know,"
"Ob yes, magnetism, and all tbat," returns
Virginia, "O, do you know wo are having
a novelty here lu Boston, musically. The
old-fashioned opera of 'Pinafore' is being re
vived, and it's Ibe queerest thing. Funny,
but so different from music in tbis age."
"People in those dsys," returns Paul
heartlessly, "were not much better than baf.
barians. What do jou supposo they could
understand of Ibe advanced music of this
"But they had Bach end Haydn and Men
delssohn and Cbnplu and Wagner," returned
Virginia somewhat doubtfully, because she
Is not f ure whether those old composers died
one or five hundred years ago.
"Yes," says Mr. I)e Lamooreaux conceal
ing a superior smile. "But Ibe last one Is
tbe only oue wbo iu the slightest degree re
sembles the composers of our age. Borne of
the others did very good work, but primitive
"We In Boston," returns Virgiuta rather
stiffly, "etill have respect for age aud cul
ture." "I beg your pardon for trespassing on tbe
boundaries of that respect," says Paul, bow
ing profusely. "By the way, will you per.
mil mn to call on you In Boston lo-morrow at
"I shall be pleased In see jou," says
Virginia. "Must you go now ?"
"1 think fo," Paul answers. "I have an
engagement at ten in Kansas C.ty, and must
hurry to catch my train. Electricity, you
know, wails for no man."
"Well, good-by, then."
"Good. by. I will see you to-morrow with
out fall," and Mr. Do Lsmooreaux hastens
to make ready for his journey.
He catches the lisbtnlnif cxtircss risbtlv
called, since it Is run hr lightning and teu
o clock uuils mm In Kansas (Jily, But the
radiant form of Miss Vaugbn as It was re
flected in bis mirror flits constantly before
bim, and the gently modulated tones of her
cultivated voice still sound in his ears. In
bort Paul De Lamooreaux is de' nlv in love.
and bo knows it.
The next day finds bim In Boston and as-
ccndlng tho iteps that lead up to Miss
augbn a ancestral porch. A month and
more rolls by and still Paul De Limooreaux
liDgers in the East. Wbeu be returns six
weeks later to Bioux Falls, Miss Vaughn is bis
Htx months afterwards, l's-ul is again sit
ting in bis bachelor apartments smoking a
finely fltvore-d olgar aud thinking of bis love
ly Mrgii.lt. It Is August now, but there is
no extreme heat. Indeed, aa far as tempera
ture is cono rued, ouo would realize nodiffer
euc between now aud last December. Such
His telepbone rings and be hastens to re
"raul, dear," conies tn a voice broken by
sobs, "0, I am iu such trouble."
You alarm me 1" says Paul tbrowiug
aside bis cigar and turning pate. "What is
It? Tell me quickly, dearest. Is Jip dead?
your parrot sick? Has your trousseau
come borne spoiled? Have you lost your
property? lei! me quick."
"K-sep still tben, so 1 can," says V irginla.
'Beiides you're making fun of me. and I
shan't tell you at all" (bursting iuto tears
again.) "U s worsu than that.
That horrid Count Pu.iirojvskwitch 1"
sobs Virgiuta hysterically.
bat about him f comes fiercely from
Bioux Falls, snd Paul's fi-ts are doubled up
n a truly alarming fa-nion.
"O, nothing, returns irginia sarcasti
cally, "It's only Jip tbat is dead! It's tbe
Ick parrot! Tue cat was bit by a boljtck
ast night and severely injured."
"wrgiola, de-ar, I beg your pardon, says
aul iu his most persuasive tones. Don't
eep me in suspense, lell me, what is it
bout tbe count."
Well," Virginia condescendingly replies,
'He proposed to my uncle for me last night.''
"Ibe wretch! aud Paul gnashes bis teeth
so fiercely that Virginia is quite frightened.
wnat does your uucla say t
"Well, and irgluia s tones grow tearful
agsiu,"you know 'uunky' never did like you
What do 1 care for tbat, so long as you
do?" breaks in Paul.
"And so," sob, "aud so he," another
sob "he wants me to marry tba count."
llut you won t. I'll sboot bim first."
Paul is now fa'rly besidd himself with rage.
" 'ftunky' ssys 1 must. More than that.
he's going to compel me to do it."
Here Virginia weeps. "The idea, be says of
marrying a Westerner, when I can have a
real live Count. And if you come on here, I
ball be shut up in my own house, and kept
from you. He's watching even now."
Paul looks perplexed for a few minutes.
Then a smile brightens bis face.
" irginia," be says, "wbat is to binder our
being married to day?"
'In Boston I says she.
'In Boston and Bioux Falls both," answers
Paul. "Be ready in an hour and I will go
now and make tbe necessary legal prepara
tions. 1 will call you at two."
"O I'm so afraid," says irginia wiping ber
eyes, "My uncle will tblnk of this and cut
Never fear," says Paul, aa he hastens
away for a lawyer, a city clerk and a minis
One hour later.
Virginia stands in ber boudoir, in a robe of
glistening satin. The bell sounls and she
hastens to return tbe salute.
"llady, dearest?" says Paul.
"All ready. O. do hurry." answers Vir
ginia. "That horrid Count is coming here at
Let me introduce you to tbe ltev. Mr.
Hiliiard, Miss Vaughn," says Paul. "Now
sir, will you proceed with tbe service ? "
The marriage service is read, and listened
to most attentively in both Sioux Falls and
"Will you, Paul De Limooreaux of Bioux
Falls, take tbis woman to be thy wedded wife,
to love and honor her all the rest of your
"I will," says Paul, earnestly,
"Will you, Virginia Vaughn of Boston, take
this man to be thy lawful husband, to love,
honor and obey iu such things as thou shalt
deem convenient to yoc?"
"I will," answers irginia, faintly. "O,
hurry, some one is coming 1 "
'Ibcn by tbe laws and amended con. Illu.
tlon of the United States," says the Itev. Mr.
litlliard, "1 pronounce you two man and
"Tbe Count," breaks iu Virgiuta. "He
'Let bim come," returns Paul coolly.
"He can do no barm now. Say nothing and
I will be there to-morrow morning with tbe
marriage certificate and claim my wife."
And he comes. There Is a BCene with the
choleric and i-splring uncle, but he is eoon
made to real z bow useless bis anger Is, and
grants them a surly blessing.
Bo let us copo tnis modern raul and vir
gin! k may be, as in tbe old tales, "happy ever
ttiex."Kiery Other Saturday,
Home Old Kjiltapbs.
Under the sod.
And under tbe tree.,
y of bolomon Teaee.
IU la not here,
But only bla pod,
lle'a abelledout bla soul
And gone up to bla God.
Ilere Ilea old Jones,
Who all bla life collected bouea,
Till deatb, that grim and bony spectre,
Tbat alt-amaaalug boo. collector,
lioued old Jonea, ao neat aud tidy,
Tbat here be !Iee, all bona fide,
la Pbebe Tborp'a.
How vTooit luir I. 7lM.tr.
Tbo operation of transforming wood Into
paper can, with propriety, be divided Into
three processes, tbe first of wbich Is purely
a mechauical one of making tbe wood fine.
Borne mills do tbis by menus of cutlers act
ing on Ihe piiociple of a planer, but tbe
larger establishments are supplied with grind
ers which operate across the grain of tho
stick, reducing It to a pulp-like mass. This
is much tbe better process, though tbe old
way of chipping has many champions. After
the wood is reduced to tbe required fineness,
the chips, or pulp, is put In Ihe digesters,
which consist of upright boilers from six to
ten feet In height, according lo tbe depth of
the first story of the building in which tbe
operation is carried on. Under these large
boilers, or "digesters," are tbe furnaces,
while above and behind them ore situated the
alkali vessels, made of iron, wbich contain
strong caustic soda. Each of these alkali tanks
is supplied with the proper fixtures for regu
lating tbe flow of tbe liquor, In which tbe
wood is subsequently boiled rr "digested."
When one of these digesters is ready for
its charge, the tup is removed, snd tho faucet
in tbe alkali pipe opened, allowing the alkali
to flow In the digester and become thorough
ly mixed with tbe wood as it is being put in.
When tho digester is filled in this manner,
the faucet Is turned to stop the flaw of alkali,
the top of the digester is replaced and firmly
fastened by stirrups. Fire being applied, tbe
entire mass is soon boiling vigorously, but
the steam pressure is allowed to reach 100
pounds only. In this manner the wood Is
reduced to a pulp as soft as Ihe finest jelly,
every observable trace of its original appear
ance having disappeared. When tbis process
has been carried to sufficient length, tbe con
tents are blown otT ioto strong iron tanks
sufficiently strong to withstand with safety
the pressure of the digester's steam. Tben
the pulp cars, which are simply large vats,
receive tbe mass. These are supplied with
perforated bottoms, and mounted on wheels,
each car having a capacity equaling that of
tbe tauk adjoining. Tbe surplus liquor is
strained oil into receiving tanks, and tbe
pulp is treated to clear water, which is allow
ed to flow through it until all traces of the
soda are removed. Evory particle of tbe
soda is reclaimed and reused in another
batch. These pulp cars or tanks are now
run out on turn-tables, from which they are
taken to the tanks to be thoroughly mixed
with clear water, wbich is done in a properly
constructed mixing box. From here it is run
into pulp dressers, and every bit of undiges
ted wood separated from the rest by filters.
From the dressers it comes in tbe form of
large shorts, and la Immediately torn up and
thrown into the bleaching engines, where,
through tbe action of chlorine in one facto,
ry made from the smoke it is freed from
every particle of coloring matter and left
At another establishment nearly all these
conveyances are dispensed with, tbe mass be
ing pumped through pipe lines from one
place to another as needed, one factory
transporting in this way from one building to
another, some of wbich are over three miles
from tbe rest. At this Btage the process is
virtually complete. From the bleaching en
gine the pulp is run into the drainers large
reservoirs In the basement, where all traces
of chlorine are washed out. Thrown out
with these, tbe pulp is once more mixed up
with clear .water, and after passing through a
second set of pulp.dressers is run through an
81 inch cylinder machine, and over nineteen
driers, wbich convert it into a strong, thin
sheet, resembling blotting paper, except the
surface is harder and smoother. From the
dr'ors it is wound oa a loug reel, and from
the latter it passes between knives tbat di
vide it longitudinally into three strips, each
of which is wound on a cylinder into a roll of
118 pounds weight. This roll is now done
up iu heavy wrapping paper and in tbis man
ner is shipped to tbe dealer or consumer.
Hon General lliarnrj Saied Lincoln.
Every schoolboy has beard of General W.
S. Harney, tbe Indian fighter, and will be
glad to know tbat the old hero still lives at
tbe age of 84, and, with the exception of a
somewhat impaired vision and a slightly de
fective memory, enjoys excellent health. He
is now on a little pleasure tour from his borne
in Bt. Louis, and with bis adopted daughter,
Mrs. St. Cyr, is comfortably quartered. The
General, who has two daughters and a eon,
will remain in the city only a few days, wben
be will return to St. Louis. Both of bis
daughters are married and living in France.
One of them married Count de Noue of tbe
French army, and tbe other Viscount de Thu
ry, a French gentleman. The son of tbe Gen
eral lives in St. Louis. A reporter of tbe Post
bad a long and pleasant chat yesterday with
the General, wbo, wben be rose.towered con
riderably above bis visitor, bis height being G
feet 3 inches and bis figure still erect and sol
dierly. He injured bis leg a few days ago
and is a little lame, but treats tbe matter lightly-
"I was in command in Missouri when the
rebellion broke out," said tbe General during
tbe conversation, "and bod I cot been reliev
ed by President Lincoln in May, 18G1, I am
euro there would have been no bloodshed in
that state ; but I never blamed Mr. Lincoln,
for be and I were old friends. Bo much po
litical pressure was brought to bear upon him
by Frank P. Blair and others that I suppose
he had to relieve me. And yet," continued
tbe general, smiling, "Mr. Lincoln never saw
me without reminding me tbat I once saved
"now was that, General?"
"Well," Bald the General, laughing, "Mr.
Lincoln was captain of a company of volun
teers and I was captain of a company of reg
ulars during the Black Hawk war. I remem
ber well bow Captain Lincoln need to come to
our rendezvous, General Taylor's headquar
ters, and lell stories tbat amused us immense
ly. He use to lie on tbe grass, and very fre
quently would say : 'That reminds me,' and
begin a funnv story."
"One day Lincoln said to me: 'I say, Har
ney, let's pick out four or five shots from oar
commands and go gunning for Indians on our
own hook.' 'All right, Lincoln,' said I ; 'but
do you know anything about Indian fighting?'
'Well.not much.but I am a pretty good shot.'
'That will do to start on,' Baid I, 'but let me
tell you one thing never look for a redskin
in front of yon ; look out for your flanks.
Well, we started out and soon came on signs
of redskins. All of a sudden, while I was
watching tbe flacks, I saw an Indian drawing
a bead on Lincoln. As quick as I could pos
sibly do bo I leveled my rifle and fired. I
didn't bit bim at least he didn't fall and be
ran away. Ever after tbat Captain Lincoln
insisted tbat 1 bad saved bis life."
A Chinaman has run away with a Chicago
man's wife. It is understood tbat the bus
band encouraged tbe tblng because he bates
Chinamen. Macon Teltgraph.
A man having built a large bouse was at a
loss what to do with the rubbish. His Irish
Bteward advised him to have a pit dug large
enougu to contain it. "And wnat," Bam be,
smlling,"what shall I do with tbe earth I die
up from it ?" To which the Bteward, Willi
great gravity, replied i "Have the pit made
large enougu to bom It an."
A true and tender husband at Deadwood
posted a notice iu tbe post office thus t "My
wife Barab has Shot my rancbe When I did
n't Doo a thing Too bur an' I want il distinct
ly Understood tbat any man Tbat takes ber
tn an' keors for bet Oa my account Wll get
himself pumped so lull of load tbat Hum ten
derfoot will locate bim for a mineral clame.
A word to.tbe wise is sufficient an' oiter work
on fool. P. Smith."
Postal Cubbinct, wbich waa the "change"
during tbe war and until the resumption of
specie payments, was the invention of Gen.
Spinner, who had represented the Syracuse
district of Now York in Congress, and bad
been appointed treasurer of the United states
by President Lincoln. Small change bad
vanished, and in buying a dinner in the mar
ket change bad to be taken in beets, cab
bages, potatoes, and what not. Gen. Spin
ner was constantly appealed to from all quar
ters to do something to supply tbe demand
for small change. He had no law under
which be could act, but after buying a half
dollars' worth of apples several times and re
ceiving for his half-dollar In change more or
less different kinds of produce, be began to
cast around for a substitute for small change.
In his dilemma be bethought himself of tbe
postage stamp. He vent down to tbe post
office department and purchased a quantity
of stamps. He then ordered up a package
of tbe paper upon which government securi
ties were printed. lie cut the paper Into va
rious Bizes. On the pieces be pasted stamps
to represent different amounts. He thus in
itiated a substitute for fractional silver. Tbis
was not, however, a government transaction
in any sense; it oould cot be. Gen. Spin
ner distributed bis Improvised currency
among the clerks of tbe department. Tbey
took it readily, and the trade folks more read
ily. Tbe idea spread ; Ihe postage stamps,
either detached or pasted upon a pieoe of pa
per, beoame tbe medium of small exebanse.
It was dubbed "postal currency." From
this Gen. Spinner got bis idea of tbe frac
tional currency, and went before Congress
with it. Tbat body readily adopted it, and
but a short time after Gen. Spinner bad be
sun pasting operations a law was on tbe
statute book providing for the issue of tbe
fractional currency wnicu became so popular,
Tbe fao simile of postage stamps was put on
each piece of currency, and for a long time
it was known as "postal currency." An
enormous amount never was presented for
redemption, and tbe government was oonse
quently the gainer. Jloilon Hudgtt,
It- lint tin (bet Chlnr.o Knit
Yin l'hou Ler, In Wide Awake.
Atuer Icaus aro fond of wonderful stoiLs.
Nothing pleases tbem more than to hear
somothing revolting or atraugs about other
people. Nations and races wbo resemble
themselves are not wotth attention. Hence
travellers knowing fellors,all of them pos
sibly find It profitable to startle them with ac
counts as marvelous as tbey are false. Not
tbat these accounts are always wholly untrue,
hut that solitary luitaccss and occurrences
aro magnified to represent habits and cos
tumes of a whole people. Belonging to tbis
class of accounts are those relative to tbe use
as food in China of certaiu animals. I find
that many Americans bellxve that dog soup,
cat fricassee and rat a la mode are to be found
daily on every table in tho Empire. The' fact
Is that there are some peculiar people in Chi
na aa elsewhere, credulous and superstitious j
and some of these believe tbat Ihe flesh of
those animals I have mentioned possesres me
dicinal properties. For iustance, some silly
women believe that the flesh of rats restores
the balr, Some believe tbat dog meat, also
cat meat, renews the blood, and tjuacks often
prescribe it. Then it is also true tbat Ibere
are very poor people who havo no money to
buy proper food, and therefore subsist upon
what tbey can get rather than stsrve. But I
have lived fifteen years of my life In China,
and have ha I experience a public bauquets,
Boclal dinners and ordinary meals, and in com
pany with alt classes of peoplo j but I havo
never seen cat, dog or rat served in any form
"What, tben, do the Chinese eat?" Our
gardens are prodigal of vegetables j our ponds,
rivers and lakes swarm with fish ; our farm
yards are crowded with pigs, laud fowls, ducts
and geese ; our fields are glided three times
every year with ripening rice. Iu some Bee
tions of the Empire wheat aud barley are
produced ; but rice is our usual substitute for
bread. These articles make up tbe every day
food of tbe people. But there are certain
things unknown to your tables that are con
sidered great delicacies by everybody, one of
wbich I have told vou about already tdibla
birds' nests. Another is sharks' fins. Tn-j
Chinese keep very few cows, and it is true
that beef Is not esteemed as good as pork, and
lhat many will not "at beef on account of re
llglous Bcruples. Milk, butter and cheese are
almost unknown articles of diet. The Chi
nese think It is robbing tbe calves to take
milk from tbe cows.
"Uow can I become a poetT"wrote a conceited voutb
to tbe alnger Longfellow. "Eat flab.my dear air," Bnt
w. aouDi toe sane.; no man now.ver aaa ever uouu-
lea tu. fact tbat nr. uuu'a uougn syrup la tb. great
eat cougn remaay now in me marsei.
lleaponellilllty of InHirlaf e.
Dr. T. D. Crothers of Hartford, Conn., an
expert in the treatment of inebriety, dc
sctibes in the December "Popular Science
Monthly," a semi-conscious, trance-like state,
wblcb sometimes follows bard drinking. A
person in tbis condition may carry on bis
regular business, or may perform unusual
acts and even crimes, none of which will be
remembered when he recovers full conscious
ness. In regard to tbe legal treatment of
drunkards, Dr. Crotbers says :
1. "Inebriety in all cases must be regard
ed as a disease, and tbe patient forced to use
the means for recovery. Like tho victim of
infectious disease, bis personal responsibility
is increased, and the community with bim
are bound to insist on the treatment as a necessity.
'.. "Inebriety must bo recognized as a
condition of legal irresponsibility to a certain
extent, depending on tbe circumstances of
each individual case.
3. "All unusual acts or crimeB committed
by inebriates, cither in a state of partial Btu
por or alleged amnesia (or loss of memory),
wblcb come under legal recogultton, sbould
receive thorough study by competent physi
cians, before tbe legal responsibility can be
4. "When the tranc9 Etate Is established
beyond doubt, the person is both physiologi
cally and legally irresponsible for bis acta
during this period. But each esse should al
ways be determined from tbe facts of its in
'In tbe liobt of science Ibe present legal
treatment of inebriety is but little else than
barbarism. The object of tbe law, iu pun
ishment, benefits no one, and makes tbe pa
tient more incurable destroying all possibil
ity of recovery and return to health again.
Inebriety in any form may be no excuse for
crime In a legal sense, but it is still less an
excuse for punishment, wbfen destroys tbe
victim, or makes bim more helpless and hope
less. A vast army of inebriates, boveiing
alone these border-lands of disease and
crime, wbo are unknown and unrecognized.
except 'as vicious and desperately nicked,'
are a perpetual menace to all progress and
civilization, unless they can be reached and
checked by rational, effective methods. A
revolution of sentiment and practice is de
manded, in wbich the inebriate and tbe con
ditions which developed bis malady shall bo
understood ; then the meanB for prevention,
restoration and recovery can be applied along
tbe line of nature's laws."
-There is beautiful weather in Borne uow.
and the fear of tbe cholera has fled to Paris.
An Arkansas family traveled sixty-five
miles to Bee a show at West Plains, Mo.
-A New York baker makes it a practice to
sell bread at half price to poor people every
Saturday night, and he has plenty of custom
Tbe cumber of mules attached to the
hearse denotes the respectability of a funeral
In Rio Janeiro.
Beady made houses imported from
America are celling as a novelty at Buenos
AyreB, and it is thought a large trade in them
will be developed.
It is said tbat tbe developments in tbe
tin mines of Dakota are very promising.
One company bas expended $70,000 in work
ing a vein and is well satisfied with the re
Gen. Joe Johnston is 77 years old, but
though his full beard is silvered aud his white
hair flows in curls to tbe shoulders, be Is said
to bo straight as an arrow and does not look
Edwin Arnold is to print a new volumo
of poems in January. Tbe chief poem will
be a version of the Sanskrit Kama upani.
shad, and will give its title, "Tbe Secret of
Deatb," to the book.
An election incident of some interest is
reported at Montrose, l'a., where Luther Oat-
lin, age 100 years and 10 days, bis son, grand,
son and great-grandson voted the Republican
Foot-ball bas become a vicious sport la
England. There Is a great deal of wanton
and reckless kicking, and tbe polioy of weak
ening a hostile team by incapacitating as
many as possible of its members is so much
in vogue tbat tbe game bas been brought into
A late number of tbe London Field con
tains tbe following advertisement: A married
couple of position, wishing for an occasional
change to a country house, would be happy to
visit people of status for a few weeks, wbo
would aocept remuneration for tbe same.
Address "Box Z," ic.
Tbe town of Lisbon, Ga., which existed
a few years ago at tba head of navigation on
tbe Savannah River, having thirty stores and
doing a flourishing business, has entirely dis
appeared, and not a bouse remains to mark
tbe spot. A change in the tide of traffic
swept tbe place out of existence.
Girls are ingeniously provided for in
Tartary. They are betrothed as early as
possible to some young man, and tben If any
thing happens to prevent the marriage he is
bound to take the next sister, and so on in
rotation. If tbe youth bas a disinclination
to tbe alliance he can buy himself off for a
It Is rather odd that the man wbo led
the first batch of emigrants across tbe plains
of California in 1840, and stayed there and
got rich, never bad even tho smallest mining
interest. His came was Mattin Murphy, be
began raising cattle and kept at it, and has
just died at Bin Jose, 80 years old and worth
A marriage by telegraph has been an
nulled by an Indiana court. Miss Susan Or
ten of Pittsburg answered a "personal" adver
tisement, corresponded with Thomas Welch
of Iudlanapolla and finally married bim by
wire, found tbat bo was a negro, and brought
suit to have tbe ceremony declared void,
wblcb was done.
Tbe designs In fancy confectionery at
tbe New York pastry oooks' ball were mar
vels of Ingenuity, Among some of tbe
pieces appeared president-elect Cleveland,
made up in gilded paste and almond cream,
and a chocolate boy setting a frozen egg dog
on a yelk-of-egg pastry cook, Oue conk
"spread himself," and produced a loaf of
French bread more than teu feet long.
SIIAV1NQ STANDS. A very nU. present for gen.
tie meu ! In great variety or styles and tlulah tt Paint's,
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