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VOL. II.
MEDICINE LODGE, BARBOUR CO., KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 188L
NO 38.
THE EVEr
BARB
COUNTY
'I In- r-iilt AND NOW.
.Mt.l I. -
Tli.itWoHiik, whistle lit thf lU-vty
IU1I1 of morn:
Kn wai on the nt.l. r mid the t.it-l
ii th corn.
.."I with U-atlng -nrt b.lde buNdlng
Mr-M-h',
my Iot rump wii tliogl n tokren
her tryt with me.
'I,T '' r l. i. witli ,i., t gran-the nhad.-d
path Hlonir.
Ai:d 'n., to piurk a tltwrr, or hnr a
thruh . Ronjr.
ynll l.y hr proud father a a nilt to
I seen,
MlT4in. to inr- v!h lot hi rinf. my KT3.
rioiM llttie nueeti.
Above mv t.it..n. heaven know, that
tU maiden nfionr,
For ulic i N il,, and wM. U loved and I
t a rub unknown.
Ihn rlrli arxi ((rrnt nNiut her thronged, and
Miiivht on ImmuIiiI knee
Forlovthl4 Krrioii .rlnres gave with
nil hr heart to me.
S liki' a startled fawn tf..ri
kill' llyul
my longing
Willi all th frehnrVt of w girl i t
llu.-di of
WoniAlltKMHl.
1 tremMed n put my arm a)ut her form
livlne,
An I Mamniered rn In awkward eerh I
I Iht to be mine.
"I'imwiM t tod ar tin. i-.,m.tIi- ralo that
I nl !- Uni-lit lr.-t.'
Ul ..et t.. tinr , .ntfof !inl. an.l
A wrt the ri f.ihi? stream;
kl vit iuiii.1 Hi., mountain pi net to
In ;ir tii. ouHi win sl-jh.
Jl'iTt' we. t than tin s., ami ull Ih-sih wn
tin loving low r jly.
Tho li'tl.' h.m.l I
I' id .f lit.-.
To iiK.l.t it- h ttvr
!. ri lt4 trlf,
Ik 1 1 lii min held all I
l.'.tluy nod HMitln to
I i s.ii.l tli.it ntist N watch oYr
miintie from altnve ;
M an," l walked with mo on
iv? vc to in her love.
inrn, roni
eartli mid
Ah!
dearest wife. Ill V li.-iiri 1.1 .lirr.-l
ye are dim with tear
I think ii..ii Hi,. .,ir; f ilth of all thoM
. , by-gone veur.
Kir now stand upon thh sjxit, ai hi the
ih w y IIKTII,
With th Mooni iiM)n thf alder and the
!- I on th corn.
Iliirlinut'oi I l,i ii i, -yr.
KENNETH'S RESOLVE-
II) II tliiuli l. r
Ki niu tli Winnard stood like a statue
in his h.indsmne library. His face was
a white as tlio ".now wlilch lay with
out, ami hi ryrs fin ine!. In their cx
pnion, to 1k wholly unconscioiiH of
aiiTtliin nlioiit him.
A lr;tutiful young sitl h.wl just left
him. and takm with lur tho bright
hoiH-s ami happy at.tiripiitiom which
for a twi lvruioiith had gladdened his
heart. If o stood jm tliougli he would
never .stir or smilo aain, and his di
;iph)intment and sorrow uerc thermic
to him a.i if numlx rlesi hearts had not
Mt tho same, the verv same rrif
which wa.i tearing away every de.nire
re
lor future exhtemr.
Smicthin llailird suddenly into his
face. He starteil. The sun wavjW
setting, and the startling ll.udi (was
f lot n the beautiful diamond ringwlliich
lay :tt M feet, the ring which Jhad
scald his betrothal with laufyfid
('laudi.i Drummond. lie, with ijxj'a
fooli.di heart, had thought httr4iiarp'l,
and had exerted tliU' I'lothirig ibut
leal Ii :toi1id Mit them. IN; w.-uainan
"'vra!tli. and had lived in luxury and
ease- all his life.
As the dianiond'.s brilliant ieilertie:i
naa thr')wti nctoss his fare, he looked
down, a If from Inntinrt, and mw the
little circlet lying uhere he had droj
edit when Claudia Drummond had
P.accd it in Ins hand. He raised hi
iooi nun a.s .uniii 10 cmsn u mio inc
carpct, when suddenly the expression
changed mon his face, he Moopcd and
, 7, i t i . , , :
liuik If lit lii Ii in. I tiiriiiwl it iliil
in nianv ditTerent wavs to jwp tin litrld
' ' i . i- 1 1
of the low sun Hash upon it.
"I ill keep it." he said, -to remind
me continually of woman's inconstan
cy." With Lis knife he pried apart th"
golden ring upon his watch-chain and
slipped the ring HHn it. He vat down
in an easy chair by the window, and as
be watched the going downof the great
sun, new thoughts, new hopes and new
desires took the place of the old ones,
and neerhad he felt himself so much
a man as wlen. after an hour's inedi-j
tation in solitude, he arose and left the
library. He passed through the dainty
reception room and opened the door of
the hall.
A pleasant murmur of voices greet
ed his ear. He stod a moment Irreso
lut then as if to prove the strength of
his new determination, he crossed the
ball and entered the parlor. There
was Claudia sitting by the Ride of her
new lover, the nun who had won her
heart from him. He saw that another
ting flashed iiHn her finger. In tho
place of his, and her cheeks were glow
ing with the joy of her new engage
ment. His brother's wlfo was there,
too, and his niece, and lie knew by the
pleasant smiles ujion their faces and
their lively chat that they either did
not know of his disappointment or did
not sympathize with him In his great
grief.
His rival was his nephew (a man
not much younger than himself) nnd
he seemed In his own great happiness
to foreet tho sorrow of his tincl nml
tho great wrong he had dono him.
W hen Kenneth Winnard entered the
room, there was aif unpleasant silence
for a moment, but tho composure of
the rejected man, his ease nnd appa
rent Indifference, broke up the still
ness. "I Wits Just wondering where you
were Kcuneth," said Mrs. Graves.
"Come Into the charmed circle, do, and
chat with us."
"No. I'm going to give you some
music," said Kenneth, taking his neat
uim the piano stool.
Ho never played U tter, and the room
swine d filled with the music. All were
silent, and Claudia listened and forgot
for a moment tho new lover beside her.
Mio r.iw the diamond ring dangling
from his watch-chain, and aaw his ani
mate! faco aa ho played, and she was
chagrined, and half angry that he had
given her up so easily. fcr new lover
t eemed to notice It too, and a portion of
the charm was gone, the prize he won
from another w as not after all of much
value.
A fervant opened the door.
"Hea-so Mrs. (J raves," she said "the
htllft girl haa como nffain for tho pay
for her Bewlng. and she Ray, 8i miwt
have It this time, for they will sunr
Without It,
Tm sorry, but I can't iva 1,
night. All the money I have by me
mu.-.t go with me on my shopping ex
, citnion tomorrow. Tell tho rUI I'm
orry. but I can't iny It to-nlfflit, that
Is certain."
The music ceased. Kenneth Winnard
tnrr.M al-out, for his car, quickened by
the ne v resolve in his heart to fill his
future days with good deeds, caught
the son ant's words.
Stop," he said to the servant as she
was alumt to leave the room. .Stop, I
will go myself and see the little girl."
lie pxssed out of the room, and went
into the warm kitchen. A little girl
stood worming her red hands lfore
the fire.
;xl evening." said Kenneth. "You
have come for your pay for the hew
ing ?"
Yes. sir," said the child, timidly.
-We need it, or I would not have come
out this bitterly cold night. My sister
Annie i.s notable to work now, and we
have no coal, and not much to eat."
"Wait a moment," said he, as he
went out of the kitchen.
Nxm he returned in oorcoat, hat
and gloves.
"I am going home with you." he said
to the little girl's i"cstioning look. He
took the child's hand and thv i.-wcuxl
out into the street.
The child ran along by his side
se.nrely able to keeM mi with his r.inid
fdridcH.aiid at lat he noticed her elTort,
and lifted her in his arms. lt was a
good mile to the little thceths.s home,
but they were soon there, and climlied
the stairs und soon stood before the
pale, .shivering young lady, who sat by
the window wrapped in a tattered
blanket.
"I have heard of such sights as this,"
said Kenneth; "but I never could
think them real. Why, yon are freez
ing to death here, and there's no time
for words. I will bo back ia a mo
ment." . I
He ran down the stairs, and thelittle
girl. Mary, had hardly had time to ex
plain who he was liefore he was back
again. I.i his own hands he brought
a dozen hunches of kindling wood, and
all of these he placi-d in the little stove
and set them afire. . lie moved the
young lady away from the window to
the stove, and was ro filled with sur
prise that any should le ro wretchedly
loor that he did not ewn notice the
grateful smile that hovered alnitit the
quivering lips, and did not even hear
the low "tli;!nk you" which she ut
tered. A man shortly after tumbled in a
barrel of coal, and very soon the room
was warm and IW frost began to melt
from tho windows.
Kennetli Winnard went ivsinn into
the stre et, and when ho returned he had
with him a ha-skct of eatables.
"ThlTe." he said, takinir a 1oiil
breatlK, "you will be at least partially
comfortable for tho night, and I will
come. in again to-morrow.
Ale was hurrying from the room
lft hen little Mary caught his hand and
kissed it.
"Dear sir, she said, "we will bless
you forever and ever."
With these heartfelt words sounding
like sweet muic in his ears, ho went
kick to hvs sumptuous home. They
were still chatting pleasantly in tho
parlor, but he did not join them.
Tho next day he went again to little
Mary's home, and was crcatlv ili:isrl
to see the young lady look much brighter
uiiin on me ntgnt U'tore. itn great
earnestness sl.o thanked him for his
kindness, and related to him a little of
her life history, which was the old sto
ry of wretchedness and ivivcrtv takinir
the place of afiluonce. She had sui-
pmted herself and her little sister for
more than a year by her needle, but her
health failed her. ami then she saw no
way left for her to live.
Keunewi V mnaru w;is nine i torn-1-1
I.. . . . . .
Kenneth Winnard wai
. . . i
0,1 h' lwr Minplv-told historv, and ev-
ery nay loumi mm for a lialr-Iiour or
more in the little room, which now l-e-gan
to look cheerful and cosy, lie
found many more who were in need of
help, nnd he visited them, ami many
lieiirts blessed him, and many lips her
nlded his good dmls.
Claudia son tired of lu r new lover's
soft words, and the calm, handsome
face of Kenneth haunted her. sleeping
and waking. She heard of his noble
deeds, and her new lover seemed insiji
id by the side of him, and so she drift
ed away from him and treat ed hii
with coolness and often with con
tempt. The winter passed away, and tho
glad, new spring came to send fresh
hopes and vigor into the hearts of tl e
lMr. Poor Annie Day ami her little
sister Mary were now" living in com
laratlve comfort. Annio had regain
ed her health, and was again working
with her needle for their supjort; but
she had found one friend, and life
seemed brighter and fairer to her. and
she worked with a new gladness in her
heart.
Kennetli Winnard loved her. His
acquaintance with her sweet disj-osi-tion
and cheerful spirit h.ul won his
admiration and affection, and he smil
ed as he thought of the love he had
once felt for Claudia Drumrr.ond, and
compared it to the tender, quiet affec
tion wnicn ne gave to gentle Annie
Day. Ho did not declare his love, for
he had promised himself when ho at
tached the diamond rinir to his w.iteh
chain, that never would he place it up
on a linger again until he had proved
the faithfulness of her whom he loved.
if ever he should love again. He was
rich and Annie Dav was poor. Would
she not le glad to marry him. even
w ithout affection ? lie tried to Invent
some plan by which; he could learn if
she truly loved h m. and w hilo h
thought and pondered in vain, Provi
denco was about to execute a plan
which would be a sure test.
Kenneth continued to visit the r-inr
and ndminister to their comfort, and, at
last, he was stricken down, and the
doctor pronounced his disease the
small pox. They all lied from him.
His proud sister-in-law, his niece, and
Claudia Drummond, and a servant only,
was left to care for him xvho had been
so kind to others: but one day the room
seemeUtogrow bright w ith the pres
ence of sweet Annie D.-y.
She remained at his side all through
his sickness; she bathed his brow, and
sung low, sweet songs to him; she did
everything human hand or human
heart could; and when the slokncss
was over, and he sat, convalescent, in
his great arm-chair, she left him, as it
were, in darkness, and commenced
again her labor with the needle.
He was soon well airain. and ih
house was once more in order, and oc
cupied as formerly.
Claudia Diummond was learning fast
to despise her second lover, and zo love
Kenneth Winnard with much greater
ardor than lcfore tho engagement was
broken; and one day, while he satin
Ins library, she entered, and, throwing
herself at his feet, implored him to take
her back again to the place she once
occupied in his heart, and place on her
finger the ring she had once worn.
He pitied, but did not love her, and
w ith a few kind words, and a recital
of a change in his feelings, he left her
t nere ashamed, angry and wretched.
He sought the humble home of Annie
Day, and told her of his affection, and
asked her to be his wife.
She looked into his truthful eyes, and
in firm tone replied:
"Kenneth, I love you, but I am poor.
and you are rich. I will do anything
for you ; I will lie always ready to com
fort you, and do all that a faithful, wor
shiping heart can do, but I cannot
marry you. Your station is far above
me."
Then Kenneth Winnard, doubly com
vinced of her faithfulness, pleaded with
her until lie hail reasoned away all ob
jections, and she was made his wife, and
the good minister said:
"What God has joined together, let
no man put asunder."
Little Mary foun J a lautiful home
at their pleasant fireside, and never a
night did Kenneth "Winnard forget to
offer thanks that Claudia Drummond
had broken the tie which had b. md
them, and given him by that act the
impetus to work to some puriose, to
give to tfce ioor of his abundance, and
he would often say to his wife:
"If I xeceive no reward in heaven
for my ctarities, I shall be satisfied be
cause they have brought me the glory
and happiness of my life on earth, my
iaitnrui. loving wifer
Chinese Style of Advertising.
The Chinese newspaiers contain
more ingenious advertisements than
ever appear in print in Yankeeland.
For example, a Hong Kong journal dis-plaj-s
the following: "Missing from
the neighborhood of Queen's road.
Hong Kong, a tall, stout-complex ioned
gentleman, live feet six inches of age,
-7 years in height, pink hair, green
eyes, mauve eyebrows. lie had on
when Lust seen a pair of swallow-tailed
trousers with sausage-striped sleeves,
fashionable mutton-cutlet waitscoat,
with citst-iron trimmings and knitted
imihogany legs, a double-barreled frock
coat with triie collar and tobacco lin
ings, adorned with three flounces;
water-tight canvas lxiots, with porce
lain tops, laced up at the sides: match
box hat, low-crowned, trimmed square
round the edges without the nap; a
pair of green and white stockings, with
Iotato heels and sides; a Tartarian
necktie, rather down at the heels and
broad of Mief, tied with a trite lover's
knot around his massive forehead; a
shirt of cabbage cloth, with rat-tail
buttons up behind his Ixlly; cast-steel
Honiton lace gloves, with air-tight ven
tilators at the joints; and magnificent
cheese-headed, plum pudding walking
cane, with initials D. Ik' in.ca.stor oil
letters. This singular gentleman .was
lorn after his younger brother, his
mother being absent on each occasion.
Xo cards. Jy telegraph The missing
gent has been seen again. ndmirin?nir
extensive stock of laon'.dingj for p
inro irames. dolls, toys and fancy good.
at Messrs. Uhlmann's bazar, in Queen's
road. Any information by wealthy
leople will enable them to procure a
supply of the alove mentioned articles
for a consideration, according to quan
tity. Call and see us."
Hints about Water:
Xo water that has sUnul in open ves
sels during the night should be used
for drinking or cooking. Uy exjHisure
to the air it has lost its "seration," and
has absorbed many of the dust germs
Moating in the apartment.
If convenience requires water to be
kept in vessels for several hours be
fore use, it should lie covered, unless
the vessels are tight. Wherever prac
tical, all distributing nservoirs should
bo covered.
Filtering always adds to the purity,
of the w ater. Drinking-water, should
not bo taken from lakes or rivers on a
low level. .Surface water, or water in
lakes, imk)1s or rivers, which receive
theturfaco wash, should le avoided as
much as possible. Do not drink much
water at a time. More than two tum
bler f ids should not be taken at a meal.
Do not drink between meals unless to
quench thirst, an excess of water weak
ens tho gastric juice and over-works
the kidneys. Excessive potations,
whether of water or other fluid, relax
the stomach, impair its secretions and
paralyze its movements. By drinking
a little at a time all injury is avoided.
The Madison (Wis.) Dcmovrat, in en
deavoring to treat the wounds received
by tho candidates for the presidency,
wisely prescrilies St. Jacobs Oil. Of
course we could not expect our worthy
contemporary to do otherwise th:n rec
ommend that famous Old German I'em-
edy, which "hails all wounds but
those of llove" and sooths all pains,
save those of political disappointment.
Galrxston JTitrs.
Among the rich men ir. l:u.siu I!.iron
Stieglizt is said to Ik? the first, with a for
tune of eighty millions of roubles. After
him comes Prince Yussupofl, w ho ow ns es
tates in sixteen provinces, yielding a rev
enue of two and a half millions, and the
third on the by no means short list is Count
StroganofT.the ow ner of nearly one-quarter
of the prov ince of Perin, with an annual
Ineonie of one and a half millions.
It is very rare that the Hqmblivan
consents to editorially forward the
interests of advertisers of what are
known as patent medicines, as it does
not frequently fall out that we can
have positive knowledge of their merits.
However, we take pleasure in saying of
St Jacobs Oil from individual experi
ment, that it Li a most excellent reme
dial agent, and as such we can heartily
recommend it St. Lou it lleimlUraiu
Three Islands in the Hudson, near Alba
ny, known as Hillhouse Island. Drakcr Is
land, and Island Tark, and containing an
aggregate of 2no acres, have recently been
purchased by Mr. Erastus Corning, for the
punose. it Is f aid. of adumrins cround for
the Immense quantities of cinders, scale,
slag, and ashes coming from the Albany
and Rensselaer steel and Iron works.
A Cross Baby.
Nothing is so conducive to a man's re
maining a bachelor as stoppine for on
uight at the house of a married friend and
being kept awake for five or idx hours by
the erring of cross baby. All erosj and
crying babies need only Hop Ditters to
make then well and 6milincr. Youni
man, remember h.Tnvtllcr,
A HUNTED CLOCK STORE.
A Mischieirous Youth Creates a Mid
nifcht Sensation.
Ctvu Appeal, Juury s.
On Friday afternoon McLaughlin,
the jeweler, went to Virginia City to
see some Storey county members re
garding tho introduction of a bill to re
duce the freight on clocks over the
Central Pacific Ilailroad. In his ab
sence he left a young man to look after
the store. McLaughlin did not return
on the evening trainhaving encoun
tered some opposition to his bill and
in the mean time his clerk conceived o
fiendish plot to ruin him. He fell to
work on tha clocks 148 of them mirl
set the alanns in such a way that they
wouiu oegm 10 agitate the atmosphere
alK)ut midnight and maintain a desul
tory lire until about 3 o'clock in the
morning. The clocks are made bv an
ingenious Yankee in Meriden, Conn.,
and are wairnted to raise a neiciilmr-
hood and keep up the noise seven min
utes, m me itay time the reaching
power of an alarm is2G5 yards, -but in
the solemn stillness orthe night Its in
ner harmonies will resound through a
ward whose superficial area is four
square miles. At midnicht Officer
Stern, who was passing the place,
sprang mgii m the air under the sud
denly acquired impression that the
building was falling down. ' In a few
minutes a crowd from Gilhooly's reach
'dthe spot and paused to he r the
alarm go off. Juat, however. i lock
Xo. 1 was weakening on its -sustained
efforts, the brazen snort . i . ! ck
Xo. 2 blendw! so nicely with it tl. the
transition of the sound was not tec
ted by the audience.
"She s ii stayer," said the officer.
Inside of half an hour about a hun-
died persons had gathered, while the
clocks wheeled into line with so m 'eh
precision that no one doubted that the
same old clock was keeping up its lick,
with an occasional change of key. At
the end of the first hour the working
force was augmented bv two clocks be
ing in the same shift
"(icttin its second wind." said the
thoughtful peeler.
Occasionally six or seven clocks
would break loose at once, and for the
last half hour a chorus of clocks woke
sleepers from their beds and roused the
town for blocks around. When the
crashing finale came the street was de
serted, and the Associated Press reior
ter telegranhed a lonir account of a
haunted clock factory to the Atlantic
seahoani. .McLaughlin is still looking
for the lov who tampered with the
machinery, but for some unexplained
reason me precocious youngster has so
far escaped the scrutiny of the iolice.
Pat Flanigan's Logic.
"Patrick Flanigan," said the District
Attorney one day in court, stand Ui
and plead guilty or not guijr?te the
charge the commonwealth liath pre
ferred against you."
When Pat had complied with the
polite request made by the oflicers of
the law, the attorney proceeded to
lY.ivl f rov.i a paper in his hand a very
graphic description of a certain trans
action in which Pat had been engaged
a few di'ys befoie.
"What say you? Are you guilty or
not guilty?"
"I'm not guilty of half them things
you've read to me," said Pat, looking
at the court, "but I did have a bit of a
row last Saturday was a week ; and 1
dunno just what I did, fer ye see I was
stavin' drunk on the meanest corn
whisky yer honor iver tasted."
"Hut, Patrick,.we never taste it," said
the Judge, whilo a smile lurked in am
bush behind the grave, judicial counte
nance. "Sure, now, don't ye, though?" said
Pat with a look of mingled surpris
and incredulity "don't ye, though?
Well, then, ye ought to, just once, to
seo how it acts, and to know how
pity a i-oor fellow that does. Sure
yer honor grants licenses, and how do
ye know the mischief yer doing to hon
est men like mesolf unless ve take a
drink now and then, jist to see how it
makes a man behave hisself."
"Who gave you the liquor, Patrick?"
said the court on a voyage of discovery.
"Well, I dunno vai's his name," said
Pat, too honest to turn informer, while
a gleam of true native humor twinkled
in his eye.
"15ut I know I seed a license hang
in' behind the bar. Ye see. Judge, I
was wroughtin for the city, on the
streets jist close by, and I was droughty,
and I whit and took a drink that
ortn't to have hurt a baby, an in tin
seconds I wrs crazy drunk, an I
dreamt I was at a Donnybrook fair,
and that's all I remimber till nixt
mornin whin I was lioardin' at Sheriff
Hyan's hotel.
"But" said the court you are
charged with ierpetraticg an .aggra
vated assault and battery on Mr. S.,
the hotel-keeper."
"Well, yer honor," said Pat, "if I did,
1 only gin him back what's in his own
whisky, and if yer honor hadn't give
him a license i wouldn't bin drunk,
and if I hadn't bin drunk I wouldn't
have got into the fight, and if I hadn't
've p,ot into the fight I wouldn't have
bin here this mornin', anyhow."
This was a process of reasoning new
to the court It was a self-evident
fact dressed in pkiin clothes, and while
the law was with the court Pat evi
dently had all the logic, and here he
summed up the mischief of the licence
system in a few sentences.
Scores of men are made drunk ev
ery day, just because it is so easy to
obtain liquor. The law places it in the
reach of every man. On the streets of
our towns and cities are hung notices
of "Choice Liquors, "Cool Lager;
"Ale," and "Fancy Drinks," to tempt the
laboring man to come in and spend for
strong drink the money that his family
needs lor Dread.
On the path he must walk to and
from his daily occupation he sees these
temptations on every side. The licensed
saloon and grog-shop afford him every
facility to become a drunkard. His
appetite renewed and kept alive by in
dulgence, urges him oil There is no
obstacle in his road to ruin; on the
other hand, the road is opened and
made plain and easy by the law. What
wonder is it, then, that the rum-shops
flourish while the families of their vic
tims starve?
Spring brings the blossoms. Autumn
bring3 the fruit and also Colds, etr,
for which nothing superior to Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup has ever been offered to
tfce public. Jt always cures. Trice 25
cts.
THE CENSUS OF KANSAS.
Official Returns Just Issued by th
uepanment.
Total Ms. f-mTe Nstire rVirgn Wnita.
L m,M OS.723 439.241 SftS.261 lW.IOS 952.0M
. Il.SO; 5,829 10,.5 872 10.9.M
. .( 4K 418 8,11 I3 8,b73
s s 2 i a
. 8S.7t ll,86 11,78 J,?8fi 23.tl3
2M 1.4 1.1 ;a til 113 2.651
, 10,119 5JU 4,775 8,1: 1.2lfi 1U.0 3
19.5S5 I'MHM S.50I 9 17.8:
12,219 t,!r96 50 11.W9 L32U r,5.S
191 11V! TV 19 191
18.5S7 10.U-.a 8,515 i:.50.-. .0; 18.5:8
.0S1 ,87! S.7.K 6.454 K7 5.9 J
11,0.-.! 6,873 5.199 10.790 S82 10.917
H1.9V7 11,75! 10,14 1.0!S 20,1151
7 S3 - 4 S3 4 87
. 115 4S 117 16 159
11,830 1.61 5.610 f.9 1,391 12.201
15JI6 8..230 ;,llb 1 3. US J. IMS 15.J07
11,138 i.06; 5.3:i 10.7M Vi UA9
372 216 21. oit i!U 370
J1.539 11,65 ,91l 20.6S1 858 21,317
16.854 9.US4 7.770 13,fci3 l.l 16.751
6.991 6,748 8,210 5.031 160 k 6 VI
4.18J 1,855 8,850 8 4.179
14,973 S.159 6.814 littj l,6.'7 1 !,.
. 14.ZX ?,476 6.782 12,751 6,504 13. 41
21,706 11,25a 10,147 19,116 8,21,0 1S.4.8J
2,400 1.2S7 1,122 iOC I 348 2.J53
10,625 6,65 4.97U 10.152 473 M.601
6,1 7-J S,2S) '2,S9 4.2J7 1.912 ,1U
i,44 1C96 3.791 6.819 1,6151 M84
411 185 SflC .,-' 410
.12 1..J4 1.1(8 2.56S 5'.l R. 48
16. Ji S-SrO ?,9J0 15,693 l.Hi;. 15, -54
1.19S 7:3 483 1,034 12 1.1S6
6,258 9366 1.872 89 wl9 S.77J
.9 6 S 9
3 8 - 3 - S
10,550 6,759 4,791 9,630 S.0 10,170
ICS 119 49 158 10 lCd
4,133 I.S4S 1.785 82 ?C1 4,114
11,454 ,195, ,5,m 9,612 U2 11.S.-.1
1,704 94s 156 1,473 2 1 1.573
10.718 5.699 . S19 9.756 9J2 10.320
15,564 ,S01 7.263 14,740 8:4 11,773
17,47; 9.3.3 8,141 16,412 1K5 17,439
16,864 8,894 7,970 15,66.1 IJIW! 13.4S
9 el 8 1 9
159 89 fO 123 IKi 159
8,713 2.09H 1,615 8,496 :7 3,711
ti.736 W.066 10,670 21,579 1.1 .7 2J..V.4
6321 362 270 593 1'9. ii
82.860 17,122 15.33 27.02.1 5,Sio! 2t.:iM0
8,582 4,616 S.966 7.6S9 U93i f,M7
15,2. 1,995 7.304 14,835 433 14,!SJ
17, W 8,143 7.981 15,416 1.911 Ki.2 8
17J43 9,419 7,721 12,271 4.872, 17,092
12,457 S.WjU 5,777 8,603 3.85 1 12.361
16,135 8,670 7,465 I3,Ot0 3,1 r.' 5,i4
296 191 105 ' k57 SI J 20
17.MA 9,428 8,391 16,677 1.1 111 16.916
11,913 8.021 6.S92 13,676 1,237 14.X73
18,217 9,694 8.3 17.324 C9::j 17.518
9,2tS 4,979 4,278 8,241 l.nSl' 8.712
12,4(3 I.6IC 5,817 10.T2. 1.7.H-. 12.3S8
15,124 8.022 7.102 14,151. 9:S 14.739
8.722 2,095 1,627 3.122 :.Oo ."'
I.Oirj 8.876 3,126 6,525 47ij 6,970
19,643 10.793 8.8 .0 16,33r. 3,1'I7I IS.1 7
12.5IS 632 5,636 11.187 1,03! I 12.458
10.300 5,633 4,673 9,212 1,'7C. 1.241
6.396 8.847 2,519 4,943 4 51 5,304
12,0171 f,517 5,500 11,210 W7 11.901
lti,3i: 8.831 7,516 13,615 2,732 15,893
1.890) 113-2 85H 1,749 141 1,852
I AiS 99 691 1,332 391 1,628
12.821 6,79 . 6.027 11.395 1,429 12.74S
11.911 8,229 6.1181 12,637 2,256 149g
9.2921, 6.47 4,245 8,549 73 9.235
10.430, 8.6 0 4.8SO 8,319 2,111 10,108
8,1 131 4.3S9! 3.744 7,635 4:8 8,057
5,49 1 2,999 2,191 4,186 1,301 5,485
7,331 8,987 3.361 6,171 1.180 7,317
13.S 0, 76 6.424 10.S9S 8,412 13,531
43 31; 12 43 43
18,753! 10,211: 8,M2 17,176 1,377 18,406
B-i 838! 230 5:1 47 508
51 5 - 8 2 5
29.092! I5,5?fi 13.5W. 26,124 2.96S 23,651
1,5671 4W4 6 3 1,120 117 1,567
13! II 2 111 2 13
13,l 7,463 6,42; 13,006 S79 13,871
4,;S3 iJiU 2,181 4.303 452 4,632
.S 5 - 5 5
- I2 12 - 10 2 12
,-lJ U.7H1 9.0.M 19,59 l.?'il 20,698
161 ! 107 51 136! v5 161
tjti 1.4-Hl 1.115 2,1591 376 2.513
8.137; 4.91 3.851 7.3-0 1.377 8.076
;i 49. 217 566 120 80
74.9 9 7,91: 6,968 12,4 .'2 2.4S8 11,891
14 14 13 1 14
13.770 7,-18 fi.ira 18.162 l4l 13.69i
6.Vt,: 8.151 S.IH1 5.9IG 619 6,468
19,13 I I0.2:5 8,9 6 16.4711 2.677 1 4,547
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lite totill CJ ore J lonu uti-m Is 42.910. ni is rliv dpi!
rvmie Urn It .: Allrn, 051: A miction, 186;
Ati-lileon.3.4ir ; llirh.ur.9; ilart-.ll.296; Uoiir.Kin, 1.723;
ltruwii,V6l; ltiifc-,53: ttaisc, 119; liautHllfju , 155;
C .-roki-, I,! W; Clarke. 4; Clay, 119; Clouit,3; fiffey,
29; ro;iian-:.' 2: iowlcy, 22:; ralord, lfti; Dsv:s,
SI.; Ov.'ur !; I) ck nHi, 81; DoiIiin. 914; I.)u;
I , 3.223; E.lr: 56; Kt, 2i : KM is, 68; K:iro t ,
106; f.Of. I; lor-. 74; K.-iiklin, 913: Oove, 10; Gr
hitn. 4 5; O-n-ntv !, 81; llariicr, 19; ll ey, 100;
ll.Hlurmtiv, I2-. J.H.'ii, IS8; Jcffe son, 791 ; Jewe L
18: 4 hruurti. ,6; Klt -it, 2: LaU-tttv 2,. '22; Leavrn--:,-i:
I. eu K'.; linn. ili; Loi, i.tt;
MePlirrwn.H: M .r oil. 96; Marsh ill, U ; M anil. 90"2;
Miirlu-I', 41 M mt o.iiery, 699; Morris, 5JI; Nemaha,
73; Nruho, SK5; Nort "II. 32; Ovive, 736; Oihorn, 60;
CMtawa, f.7: P we.-, 8.'; Ph ilips. 116; Pottawatomie,
451; Pr.ti. 3; i .Vim., 79; Ifc p ilmr, 15; Rice, 57; Uiley,
32': Huoiis, M; i:sli,5: l:u ll, S4; Saltn-, 276; heli.
wick. 287; B'rn e. 5,1H; Smith, 14; Eta fiord. 123;
Sumner. Ill; Tnvo, 22; Walmuiwce, 631; Wallace, 6;
Aa-liiiiton. 19; wrun, 80; Woodson, 67; Wysndo t",
4,601. Tue f.rf.-.ini Includes 792 Indlanl and llaltv
breeds, 19 Chinese, and 8 Siamese.
Protection to Skaters:
Plulaileljiliht ltecorn.
Thirty-five years ago the pleasures of
skating could not be enjoyed on the
upper Tbchuylkill with the same person
al safety which obtains to-day. At
that time the neighborhood above the
dam" was infested with a gang of
roughs, who molested the skaters, stole
their skates and often subject them to
violent treatment This induced a
number of young gentlemen to band to
gether for iiersonal protection, under the
name of the Philadelphia Skating club,
and the organization has kept up to the
present time, while it has enlarged its
scope in the interests of humanity. Its
headquarters are ill the Undine boat
house, which it owns, and here it keeps
a supply of cord and reels, ladders,
hooks, life-boats, boats, life-lines, blan
kets, grapnels, and drags for use in an
emergency. Every member when skat
ing canes a cord and reel, and is bound
by the rules to go at once to
the assistance of any one in danger.
Caution flags are put out by the
society at dangerous places. There is
a surgeons room at the clib-house
and a board of seven surgeons chosen
from the members, to attend to all
the cases which are brought to their
attention. Every day when the ce is
strong enough for skating, a number of
members of the society, the roll of
which includes man)' prominent Phila
delphians, engage in the exhilarating
sport and keep their weather eye open
for accidents. On the 20th ult, the
annual meeting was held at the Colon
nade hotel, and the gray-headed men
who were boys at '45, gathered around
the board, and talked over the Schuylkill
scenes of long ago. The record of the
society ; show that many hundreds of
lives have been saved through its in
strumentality. Chestnuts as a Crop.
In Bome localities in Italy and Spain
and in eastern Europe and western
Asia the chestnut crop is equal in im
portance to the wheat crop in Ohio.
Chestnut bread constitutes the princi
pal food of more than a hundred mil
lions of people, the healthiest handsom
est and most sinewy people in the world.
This fact leads the Columbus (Ohio)
Journal to advocate chestnut culture
for this country. Oliio's annual chest
nut crop is valued at $60,000. and the
Journal thinks it ought to be $20,000,
000. Chestnut trees one hundred feet
in height and from "three to seven feet
in diameter can yet be found on the
bill tops in southern Ohio, growing in
soil which cannot be made to produce
five bushels of corn to the acre, and
where oak, hickory and other trees are
mere dwarfs. The chestnut is a valu
able timber tree, and ia of very rapid
growth. Under favorable circum
stances a bearing chestnut tree twentv
five feet in height can be grown from-
ine seed in five years.
The building for the university for coV
ored people, which is in course of erection
at Helena, Ark will hate cost when' com
pleted, $3G3. The Pastors' union, in
whose hands the enterprise is proceeding,
expects to comp'ete,one wing, at a 4ost of
JltVKtt, by October l. The school was orig
inally designed f orthe education of preach
ers zl teachers, but its scope w net be
Kit.icicd to that object.
FROZEN HtROES.
A True Story of the Life-Saving Ser
vice on Lake Michigan.
Kew York Telegram.
Last April, on a bitterly cold night
when a furious storm and an Egyptian
darkness prevailed simultaneously over
the whole lake region, and especially
over Lake Michigan, a bark was driven
by wind and wave toward the terrible
rocks at Point aux Barques, Lake
Michigan.. This is well known to be a
dangerous vicinity, and the government
had of course its life-saving station,
with its ingenious appliances and its
crew of seven men, near the spot
The night patrol, half frozen even be
neath his thick coverings, saw the ves
sel driving on the rocks and summoned
his comrades from around the glowing
fire into the chilling atmosphere, Jnot as
spectators but as possible saviors. ' Did
they hesitate? Not for a moment.
Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to
do and die." To get out and get into
thrxvrater the lifeboat was but the
work of a - f ovu minutes.. - Then- the
seven got irt and . essayed jo reach the
stranded bark.- Tliatwas not to be.
Tossed by the shrieking blasts, engulfed
by the foaming waves, the lifeboat cap
sized again and again. Each time she
was righted, and each time the men
were drenched to the skin, and each
time the water froze on their clothes
until they become numb and their cov
erings rigid. Still the battle on, exper
iencing such acute pain as is seldom
felt on battle fields. They did all that
mortals could do and then they died. Xot
drowned ; surf men never drown, but
frozen stiff, paralyzed by cold. All did
not die ; one, after a long and patient
effort, was revived. "When day broke
on the bleak, barren beach, the keeper
of a neighboring lighthouse saw a
strange object clinging to a leafless tree
near the rocks. Approaching he found
a man frozen beyond recognition.
Plack in the face, with muscles drawn
and twisted and frozen stiff in curious
contortions, with immovable legs, his
trunk swaying backward and forward
as though he were walking, Kiar, the
coxswain of the gallant seven hung.
In the land of the dead he was, al
though all animation was not gone.
Of course his friend, the keeper, went
to woik with the assistance of other
men of the neighborhood, although no
one recognized Kiar in the petrified
piece of flesh before them. After
hours of hard work he was brought
back into the world. But the other
six; ah! they have gone over to the,
majority, never to lie brought back
again. A plain, unvarnished tale this,
and et you see these men acted as
heroically, as faithfully, as though they
had worn blue coats and brass buttons
and been so many color sergeants in
crack regiments. They gave to save
life all that they had. A grand, thrill
ing, ennobling scene!
Two Affectionate Rivals.
There were several men clustered
around the stove in the back room of a
Galveston saloon says the veracious)
Xews, of -tltrtl r;itj and 60rm- how or j
other the subject of newspajiers came
un for discussion. One man said th.it.
editors were more jealous of each other
than any other class; that they never
nau a gooci worn lor each other, etc.
A long-haired vouth. with a solemn
look, spoke up, and, heaving a sigh,
said that ho had had some experience
with editors, and he found them thf
reverse of jealous of each other, that a
Texas editor was always willing to
deny himself conifor or "the benefit of
a brother editor.
"Where did that lv 111 T
"It happened in western T
town where I li .-ed, sighed the young
man.
"I had dashed off a little ioeni of
ten or fifteen cantos about 'Beautiful
Spring.' There were two rival papers
in the place the Bugle and the Trom-
oone. I had heard that the editors
were deadlv enemies, and sighed tn hwi
each other's gore, and I was afraid if I
lei uie iromhone publish my poem
first there would be a deadly encounter.
I finally resolved to have it appear
simultaneously in both papers. When
I called on the editor of the Trambone
he said that the editor of the Bugle
had a large family, and he would prefer
it to appear in the Bugle, as he person
ally loveu tne editor of the Bugle. I
went then to the Buele man. and l
said the editor of the Trombone was
his warmest personal friend, and he
would be clad if I would let l
the poein, as it would be putting biead
in ma mourn ana clothes on his back.
So, owing to the love trios pdifnr ii-i
for each othor, I couldn't get my pocn
into either of their paiers, and it
hasn't been imblished yet. I never s? w
men so anxious to he!p each other out
of distress," and once more the long
haired poet oighed like a bellows.
inerewasa pause, and an old coon
with a frostrbitten nose drawled out:
"1 er never tried them same editors
with a cash advertisement did yer?"
The poet answered in f h nnmt
whereat the audience significantly nocT
ded their brads and winked at each
other.
The Czar Nicholas.
E. C. Granville Murrav has l.itpiv
contributed some entirely personal!
rm?n?rortf nf 4fn C-n . "vr: -i ,
. ...v.. . mo vx iiuuoias.
Of his mental habits and temperament
he says: "He was a man of hasty tem
per, but full of generous impulses.
Having on one occassion used harsh
language toward one of his colonels,
and learning that the officer had talrpn
nis reouKe to neart, the czar ordered a
review, and publicly embraced him at
the head of his regiment A kind man
too, who could unbend at times. One
am oi April a taay, who told me the
the story herself, was surprised hv her
servant abruptly announcing the Cza .
it was so eariy m uie morn in rr thatshA
thought it was some joke of her sis
ters in connection with the day, so she
repueu laugningiy, Men me Czar to
wait and went on sinnintr hpr tt
Presently she looted up again, howev.
c, Jiuu saw tne servant standing
aghast at the door, which was still
wide open, and behind it In casque and
plume was the stately figuie of the
Emperor. He had come to bring her
news of her son, who was abroad, and
had heen ilL He was not tolerant
however.' of inttional disiespect and
had but ti modified appreciation of a
jose. a. general who was a police
master at SL Peters rmnr for a short
time, found this out to his cost The
geuutu was (xmsiuereu a very stupia
mi-fi end was thft Czar!! favryri! butt
so his Eujesty was pleased one night
at a court ball to send him off in search
of a thief who had stolen a colossal
statue of Peter the Great The police
mastcy finding this statue In its usual
place, as any one would have expected,
felt mortified at the laugh raised
against him; and determined to be re
venged In his own way. Shortly af
terward, therefore, he announced to his
imperial master, Avhile at the theatre,
that the Winter Palace , was on fire.
The Czar rose, hastily to w itness the
conflagration, and on finding that the
police master had presumed to retaliate
on his august self, sent him to reflect
on his indiscretion in Siberia. Finally
he was not a faithful husband, but he
was fond of his wife and very jealous.
Whenever, therefore, she wished to get
rid of an officer who displeased her, she
commanded him to dance with her,
and so sure as he did so, he was sent to
Caucasus. The Czar's personal habits
were soldierly and simple. lie ate and
drank with extreme moderation, and
he slept in his uniform on a tent bed
in his sjudy, with only a. militaryclcs!
to coverTiim."rr-anowed hI3 son, the
present Emperor, 40,000 a month
while traveling abroad. The Empress
spent money so lavishly that her ex
penses, for one night that she halted
at Hanover exceeded 1,600. He gave,
too, largely, but his personal rwants
must have cost little indeed.
Earth's Lone Children.
Detroit Tribune. '
A boy, not over eleven years old,
whose pinched face betrayed" hunger,
and whose clothing could scarcely be
called by the name, dropped into a carpenter-shop
on Grand River Avenue
the other day, and after much hesita
tion explained to the foreman.
"We want to get a grave-board for
ma. She died last winter, and the
graves are so thick that we can't hard
ly find her no more. We went up last
Sunday, and we came awful near not
finding it. We thought we'd git a
grave-board so we wouldn't lose the
grave. When we thought we'd lost
it, Jack he cried, and Bud she cried,
and my chin trembled so I could hard
ly talk!"
"Where is your father?" asked the
carpenter.
"Oh, he's at home, but lie never goes
up there with us, and we shan't tell
liim about the board. I guess he hated
ma, for he wasn't home when phe died,
and he wouldn't buy no coffin nor noth
ing. Sometimes, when we are sittin on
the door-step talking about her, and
Jack and Bud are cryin, and I'm ro
memberin how she kissed us all afore
she died, he says we'd better quit that
or we'll get what's bad for lis. But we
sleep ui-stairs, and we talk and cry in
the dark all we want to. How much
wrill the board be?"
The carpenter selected something lit
for the purpose, and asked,
"Who will put it up at the grave?"
"We'll take it upon our cart," replied
the boy, "and I guefs the graveyard
man wTill help us put it up."
"You want the name painted on,
doa't-you?"-5- - -' - --
"Yes, sir, $ve want the board white,
and then we want ,)u to paint on that
she was our ma, and that she was for
ty-one years o?d, and that she died on
the 2nd of November, and that she's
gone to heaven, and that she was one
of the best mothers ever was, and that
we are going to be good all our lives
and go up where she is when we die.
How much will it cost, sir?
How much have you got ?"
"Well," said the lx3 as he brought
out a liUle calico bj3 and emptied its
contents on the bench, "Bud drawed
the baby for the woman next door and
earned twenty cents ; Jack he weeded
in the garden, and earned forty cents.
and he found five more in the road; I
run of errands, and made kites, and
fixed a boy's cart, and bellied carry
some apples into a store, and I earned
sixty-five cents. All that makes a
hundred and thirty cents, sir, and pa
don't know we've got it, cause we
kept it hid in the ground under a
stone."
. The carpenter meant to 1 liberal,
but he said,
"A grave-board will cost at least
three dollars.''
The lad looked from his little store
of metals to the carpenter and back,
realized how many weary weens
had passed since the first penny
was earned and saved, and suddenly
wailed out
"Then wre can never, never buy one,
and ma's grave will get lost"
But he left the shop with tears of
gladness in his eyes, and when he re
turned yesterday little Bud and Jack
were with him, and they h;ul a cart.
There was not only a head-board, but
one for the foot of the grave as well,
and painter and carpenter liad done
their work with full hearts, and done
it welL
"Ain't it awful nice nicer than rich
folks have!" whispered the children, as
the boards were leing placed on the
cart; "won't the grave looknice.though,
and won t ma be awful glad"
Ere this the mother's grave has been
marked, and when nrght comes the
three motherless ones will cuddle close
together and whisper their gratitude
that it cannot be lost to them, even in
the storms and drifts of winter.
Undisciplined Tempers.
Bishop Temple.
Of all the things that are to be met
with her-ft on nrtli thpr is notliinrr
that can give such contiual, such cut
ting, such useless pain, as an uncusci-
puned temper. The touchy ana sensi
tive temper, which takes offense at a
word; the irritable temper wnicn nnos
offense in everything, whether intended
or not; the violent temper, which
breaks through all bounds of reason,
when once roused; the jealous or sul
len temper, which wears a cloud on the
face all day, and never utters a word
of complaint; the discontented tem
per, brooding over its own wrongs; the
severe temper, which always looks at
the worse side of whatever is done;
the wilful temper, which ever-rides
every scruple to gratify a whim what
an amount of pain have these catesed
In the hearts of men, if we could but
sum up their results! How-many a
soul have they stined to evil Impulses,
how many a prayer have the stifled,
how many an emotion of true, affection
have they turned to bitterness. How
hard they make all duties. How pain
ful they make all daily life. How they
kill the sweetest and warmest of
domestic charities. Ill-temper Is a sin
rejuirlns less and careful aiscipline.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
The greatest mashers generally turn
out the smallest potatoes. .'.
. Man is naturally a teacher he al
ways has a pupil in his eye. r
Passing around the hat is pne way -of
getting the cents of the meeting.
Shipwrecked sailors never need
starve while there is a bight of rope
left ' .
About one-fourth of the population
of Wisconsin 312,800 are Roman
Catholics. ' .v.
. An old bachelor editor says: "Lov
ers, like armies, get along well enough
till engaged. - '
The old home of President Lincoln,
in Springfield, Illinois, Ls now a cheap
lodging house. ; - . , ;
During Gen. Garfield's presidential
term Mrs. Garfield's .brothers will take1
charge of the Mentor farm. : .
A sister of the king of Sweden is a
missionary in Lapland, and. has sold"
iiVx r'el8 to u4 herUii her woriC-
It is reported that Bjornstern Bjorues,
the Norwegian poet is croinr? tn m.iir
Mrs. Ole Bull, who is said to be young
anu nanusome. ,
A tramp who was found dead near
Schenectuly. X. Y.. recently, had
about him more than $20,000 worth of
bonds and other securities.
Ladies sue said to be working their
way into the watch business, because
they produce handsomer faces and
more delicate hands than men.
A profane Philadelphia newspaper
suggests, that now that the army is
nttea out with cork helmets, it will be
necessary to furnish the Indians with
corkscrews instead of guns.
When an Ohio man told his wife
that he had just traded for anew
spring wagon she replied: "You
dunce, you! why did you get a spring
wagon in the fall of the year? .
Notwithstanding the fact (and perhaps
inconsequence of it) that tho clergy
and justices of the peace are so busy
all the time making two people one, the
population continues to increase.
A nobby young man traveling in
Texas went into a store and asked the
proprietor if he had black kids. The
young man doesn't see why the stoic- -
Keeper came over the counter and
broke up all the furniture with him.
A Bridgeport carpenter, while in a
fit of anger, threw a hammer at a fel
low workman, and swallowed a screw
he had in his mouth. It was an un
fortunate affair, but it was better than
throwing the screw and swallowing
the hammer.
A h'ttle girl twelve years of age, the '
daughter of a clergyman, was asked:
"Sadie, does your papa preach the same
sermon twice?" After thinking u
moment Sadie replied: "Yes, I think
he does; but I think he hollers -in dif
ferent places."
"Mamma, I don't think the people
who make dolls are very pious ieople,"
said a little girl to her mother one day.
"Why not, my t child "Becaxise you
caniiever niak(3 them kneel.' I always
have to lay my doll down on her stom
ach to say her prayers."
"No, as I understind it, these cold
waves come from the vast deserts of
snow in the Siberian plains,and radiate
thence over tho globe, but principally
in this direction." "Well, why the
dickens don't they stay there ?" "Why,
it's too cold, you idiot."
Foote was talking away one evening .
at a dinner-table of a man of rank.
when, at the point of one of his best
stories, one of the party interrupted
him suddenly, with an air of most con-'
siderate apology : "I leg your pardon.
Mr. Foote, but your handkerchief is
half out of your pocket. " Thank you,
sir, saia rcote, replacing it; "you
know the company better than I do,"
and finished his joke.
The following incident, related by a
member from the Black Hills, as hav
ing occurred at a Yankton church, may
be true, but lacks confirmation : "But
I pass," said the minister in dismissing
one theme of the subject to take up
another. "Then I make it spades!"
yelled a member of the committee on
charitable and penal institutions from
northern Dakota, who was dreamily
engaged in an imaginary game of
euchre. He went out on the next deal,
assisted by a bald-headed deacon with
a full hand of clubs.
Rev. Robert Collyer, in visiting his
old church at Chicago, to install his
successor, advised the people not to
find fault with their new minister, on
Monday, for then he was blue; nor on
Tuesday, for then. 'he was pulling out;
nor on Wednesday, for then he was get
ting ready for his sermon; nor on
Thursday, for then he was writing it ;
nor on Friday, for he was finishing it ;
nor on Saturday, for he was getting
ready for Sunday. And if they didn't
tell him before Saturday night they
wouldn't tell him at alL There is a
whole sermon in this paragraph.
"She hath done' what she could," ex
presses the fulfillment of every obliga
tion, the perfection of duty. Reader,
how stands the matter with you? Have
you done what you could? Possibly,
you have not possessed great worldly
means that you might give to the poor.
If not God does not require this of
you. But the question comes home to
you : Have you, with your means arid
talents, done what you could toward
bringing good cheer into the hearts and
homes of the weary ones around you?
If you have not now is a fitting time
to commence. Do not wait till another
day or another year, but commence
now, and In making others happy your
soul will be filled with unspeakable
ioys.
In his recent dredging expedition
from Charleston, S. C, across the gulf
stream. Commander Bartlett of the
United States coast survey was sur
prised to find the depths much " less
than was expected. This Induced him,
aitiiniitrh ffm trin wasone nrimarlh' for
dredging, to extend the work of sound
ing, and he accordingly ran a line or
soundings nearly along the warmest
band of tho gulf stream, commonly,
called the axis of the stream, for a dis- i
tanceof 150 miles, from latitude 6Z
degrees to latitudefdegrees and 30
minutflftnorlhrtin which" he obtained
depths valuing from 233 to450 fathoms,
where it was supposed that the depths
would range from 600 to 1,000 fathoms.
At the northeast ena oi wis line, m
fthmit latitude S3 degrees and 30 min
utes north, the depth suddenly increas
ed, in a distance oi fifteen miies, iron
457 to 1,380 fathoms.
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