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nn BARBOUR COUNTY i VOL. II. MEDICINE LODGE, BARBOUR CO., KANSAS, THURSDAY. JULY 14, 1881. NO. 6. 4 t I J) V v OUR HOME-MAKER. Where the mountains kl.,pe to Ihn westward iki ni' ir )urpio cnanccs Hold ntw-male wine of sunvt Crimson and amber and gold in UiN old, wll opened doorway, W Ith the elm-boujrh. overhead Iioiimj all RarnUhed behind her, And the plentiful tabic spread fcliw ha kUhhI to welcome our coming Watchlna our upward climb, I n I ho sweet J un weather that brought us, Oh, many and many a time ! TiMlav in thr gentle splendor Of the early summer noon rerfret In sunshine and fragrance, Although It 1.4 hardly June Again I the doorway opened. And the house U gariiUhed and sweet; I'.ut she silently waits fr our coming, As wc enter with silent feet. A little within she U walling, Not where she has met us before; For over the pleasant threshold Mie H only to cross once more. The smile on her face Is quiet. And a lily In on her brea-nt, Jlrr hands are folded together. And the word on her lips Is "rest." And yet it look like a welcome, Kor her work Is roir panl and uoue; All things are twemly and ready, Ami her summer is Just beguu. It U we who may not cross over; Only with song and prayer, A little way Into the glory. We may reach as we leave Iter there. Hut we canm-t think of her Idle; .Mm ni'ist Ih a homiMiiakcr still ; Ood glvetli tliat work to the angcld Who fittest the Uk fulfill; And somewhere, yet. In tho hilltops 1 1 io eouniry in.il iiain no pain, Min will watr li In her leautiful doo rway to MM us ft welcome again. IIER STONY HEART. II was on the. occasion of a meeting of the newing circle, which was held lhat week at Miss Keziali Fletcher's, that tho fruitful subject of Mrs. Pon ton's peculiarities wjis brought tip for alout the fortieth time. All the raem Wrs, Willi tho exception of the minis ter's wlfo were, present, and every one of them had something to say of the ssr woman, whose strange ways had can bed her to becomo quite a curiosity In llrierville. "It's my opinion such people are best left alone," said Mrs. Prudence Randall, as sho Lit oft her thread a lit tle spitefully. She's leen a disgrace to tho town ever since she's lived in it said Miss Paulina Cowan. "I must confess that I haven't any patience with such queer ways." Poor thing! she's seen a sight of trouble, said Miss Keziah, who was ever re;vly to jiour oil on tho troubled waters. "First, her liusttnnd died of delirium tremens Worthless sot t hho'd oughter have N en pleased to deatli to get rid o him, interruptesl Miss Mattie Baker, throwing her scissors on tho tablo near her with considerable noiso. You won't get no pity for her out o that. Miss Keziah." "Then sho lost Iier two little girls with scarlet fever," continued Miss Keziah, unheeding the ' Interruption, "and only a year later her second boy died of tho typhoid. She'd only one chiM left then, and that was her oldest Ioy. Sho set so much store by him. I remember seeing her look at him onct as if sho worshipped the very ground ho trod on, and "That's it, Interrupted Mrs. Blisa, whoso husband was one of the "pillars" in tho Methodist church. "She thought more of him than sho did of her salva tion, and ho was taken from her that her hard heart might bo softened. "Hut it seems harder than ever," said Mrs. Randall. "She won't listen to words of comfort, nor anything else. No one- can m;iko any Impression on her. Miss Cowan hero went to Bee her and told her how wo wero all born to p;vss under tho rod which ch.astencth, and that her Kdgar'd been called from tho evil to come. What d'ye think Mrs. Denton did? Sho roso up like a fury and tojd Paulina she preferred to bo leftNvlone. "Yes," giggled Miss Cowan, hysteri cally, "She'd rather have my room than my company, any day. Ilowsomever, I don't liear her no hard feclin's. I done what I could for her." "Tho minister's wife didn't get no letter treatment," said Miss J laker. "Sho Bat in Mrs. Denton's Bhanty most an hour talking of the mysterious ways of Providence, nn everything bein for our good, nn all flesh being grass, and no on. An' Mrs, Denton, she never spoko a word f rom first to last, but lay on tho sofy with her eyes shet, and never said good-byo when Mrs. Bounce went away. Soch Impertinence! An I went there too. I didn't want to be 1 hind tho rest of tho folks in doin my duty. I told her about theso afflic tions leirg Bent for our good; an she must low tier neck to tho yoke and her back to tho burden. Sho laughed at met yes, she did Just that. sho wouldn't even seo me, said Mrs, Pcckham, a till, sharp-featured woman with a shrill voice. "I saw her at the window, but she wouldn't ojen the door no matter how loud I knexkrd. Hut I scattered tracts all down the front walk, and I hopo they did her pl. "Miss KeTlah, you ain't been, I be lieve. said Miss lUker. "Well, don't go; It's timo wasted. Ilcr heart's as hard as a stun. "No, said Miss Keziah, laying down her work as sho sixjke, "I havn't been to see her. You know I was away to Helmstono when Edgar had the fever, and ince I've leen back my rheumatlx lias Urn that had I couldnt go any where, I'.ut now Pm a trifle belter, Pll tike my turn." "What Is tho use? What can you do? 1 'aren't we done everything r chorused the other ladies. "I think I shall ask her to tea," said Miss XezUh, thoughtfully. "Ask her tear repeated half-dozen astonished listeners. -Yes, none of you tried that, I be lieve, answered Miss Keziah. "She won't come, said Mrs, Bliss. "Icrhaps not; but all the same. It won t do no harm to ask her." -I hope you'll try and soften her lieait, and bring her to lira nr-m wt I n Thursday night,- said Miss Cowan. Miss hezlah made no answer; but a lTCult.tr look crossed her homely, rood naiurwi ace a look Miss Iauline did not quite understand. Miss KezlahU bewisoto make no prom!., said Mrs. Bliss. "It tan.i to rr:r.on that she won't succeed wher til the rcr.t of us have failM. fir. i.-!!it a.1 well talk to a stone as Mrs. I".t?:i." Miss Keziah sighed, and bent her eyes upon her work. She had not know wliat suffering was once, and she Known mat while sorrow and pain sof t- e s some natures, it hardens and em b ters others. I.Irs. Denton lived entirely alrmA nn the outskirts of the villatre. In a little. old, weather-beaten house she had bought when she first came to Brier ville, ten years before. Weeds till and rank in the yard, the sunken steps leading to the door were half ounea in vines, the well-curb was bm. ken, the gate fallen to the ground, in xaci, everything about the place spoke ruin anu uecav. "Not a very cheerful tdare. pit. viuniy," muiierea Miss Keziali. aa the day following the meeting of the sew ing circle, she drove up to the WidDW uenion s ana hitched her horse to the tUEble-down fence which nartiallv en. closed the yard. "Now, Hetty, you sit ngni sun nn i come back, and ilnn'r start old MolL Hetty was a diminutive rteiee of aiiss Aeziairs. a colden-lia red. blue- eyed child ot six Years nf n?r. whn luul been left to her aunt as tho wile legacy of an only sister. Miss Keziah walked un the rrrass grown path, and knocked boldly on xurs. uenion s uoor. Before her knuckles had fairlv left It, the door was flung open by Mrs. Denton herself, who stood silently re garding her visitor, with an exnn-ssion of resentment and indignation. "How dye do. Mrs. Denton? Pm Keziah Fletcher. Perhans vnn've icard tell of mo before. I was at Helmstone a considerable snell. an sinco I've got back I've been laid by with the rheumatis, or I would have called before. I come to seo if you'd tako tea to my house tonight. Ill make you comfortable, an it'll be a sort o change for you." Mrs. Denton made no renlv. She stood staring at her visitor a if she had not heard her words. Then her eyes wandered to tho gate, and fell at last upon tho spring wagon and its Buuui occupant, wnoso golden curls were cscaied from the close sun-lmn- net which shielded her face from the noonday sun. "IS that your child?" she .asked. abruptly, but without taking her gaze from Hetty. There was a hungry yearning look in her eyes as she spoke, a tremor in her voice. "Land sakes! no indedr riamlatHl Miss Keziah. with virtuous horror in her tone. "I never was married. The only man I ever cared a straw for was drowned at sea, and those that cared ror mo was mostly mercenary in their views. Hetty's my sister Jane's child. Jane, sho died at Helmstono some six month's kick. Come, won't you jump in tho wagon and go with me ? I didn't 'low to be disann'inted in bavin? you to tea, so I made all ready for you." "1 es. I'll come" said Mrs. Denton. withdrawing her craze from Hetty, whn was grasping the reins with ludicrous earnestness, as if tho steadiness of old Moll depended entirely uion her. Biie went into tho house and put on an old-fashioned straw Twnnet and a faded black merino shawl. Then ulie walked down the path and climbed Into the wagon after Miss Keziah. without uttering a word. "i ou forgot to lock vour door, said the careful spinster, as she took the reins from Hetty's little hands. A bitter smile curled Mrs. Denton's lips. I never lock it. she said: "there is nothing in the house worth stealing." The two women jogged along tho fluiet country road, with the child be tween them. Miss Keziali talking on lnuiuerenr, subjects in her kind, sensi ble, whole-hearted way. She did not allude to her visitor's sorrows, nor did she mention the visits paid to the lonely cottage by other members of the sew ing circle. A man took the horse when they reached Miss Keziah's farm, which was a mile from the center of the town, and one of the finest In the country. ic was wen cultivated, well stocked with fruits of various kinds, and its buildings were all comfortable and roomv. the house itself bein? bnilt nf stone, in a substantial, old-fashioned manner. Miss Keziah led the wav into her sitting-room, and helied her visitor lane on her bonnet and shawl. "Have this easy chair. Mrs. Denton " she said with great cordialty, "and maKe yourseir at home. I've got to see to supier, but I guess Hetty kin amuse you a spell. Hetty, mind you're good while l m gone. She left the room and was absent nearly half an hour. When ahn re turned Mrs. Denton had Hetty on her lap and was telling her a fairy story. ine ursi smue mo poor woman s face had worn for nearly a year, rushed on it as she looked UD at Miss Keriali's entrance and said, "She reminds mo so much of my little Bertha. You can't tell the good it does me just to hold her in my arms they have been empty so long." x A deep sigh followed the words. "I'm clad sho hasn't bothrreil von " said Miss Keziah. cheerfully. "But now como in to tea. I cues vou're pretty nigh famished a-waitin for it." A sumptuous rertast was in reaili Brolled chicken, cold ham, light bis cuit, apple, grape, and pumpkin pie. doughnuts, pound cake and cookies, composed the bill of faro, concluding witii every variety of sweetmeat and condiment, preserves, pickles, honey and cheese. Miss Kezia could not have arrange! a better feast had she been expecting a blshon to tea. instead of the widow whose stony heart she wuneu 10 sot ten. With a cordial smile the sninstr motioned her guest to a seat, and, after putung iictty in a high chair, reverent ly asked a blessing. "I didn't put ud as many kind nf preserves as usual this year, she ob served, as she helped Mrs. Denton to plum jelly. I aint the woman I used to be by a long way. Uheumatizdo Lay bolt on a body so! I'm in hel nr on crutches half my time. I ealkex- late 111 have to give up the farm If I don't mend. I did lot on having Jan here to manage everything for me; but poor uimg, uie i ever earned her on. an u onci, jest as sue a got free from that ornary husband o hers; I'd hate u) gite it up though. Jane and me was both born here, and I never knowed no other home. When supper was over the two wcrr.cn walked about tha vani rr-a tourcf the aren, and admired the cows as they came leisurely up the barnyard to be milked. Then Mrs. Denton remarked that It was growing late and she must hurry home. "What's the need of your going? asked Miss Keziah. "I've got four pare rooms, and would be glad if they were au mil. fcuppose you stay all eight?" J 3 Mrs. Denton hesitated. She thought of her lonely, neglected house, peopled with the ghosts of her dead children, and contrasted it with this bright, homelike place, where a child's sweet voice made music "Do stay," said little Hetty, clinging to the visitor's dress. This decided the poor, broken-hearted woman. "I will and thank you for asking me, juiss ivezian. i nave not deserved such kindness." That night after Hetty had gone to bed, the two women-sat and talked in the large sitting-room, whicli an open wood fire made cheerful and bright. Gradually Mrs. Denton was lead to 8icak of her children, all now resting in meir narrow graves in the village cemetery. She spoke of their uniform goodness and love for herself, but said iiiue ot her grier at losing them. Her voice sounded harsh and stranom tn Miss Keziali, who understood the effort ror control the woman was making. "Poor souL you've seen a sight o' trouble. I know." the sninster sail! softly, and she put her hands tenderly on mose or ner guest, which were clasped hard together. I here was a deep silence for a few moments, unbroken save bv the tickin? of an eight-day clock in the corner. Then suddenly Mrs. Denton threw her self at Miss Keziah's feet, and broke into bitter weeping. Hoarse sobs tore their way from her breast, and her frame shook with the violence of her emotion. The restraint, the self-control of years, was broken down. The heart burdened for so long, found relief at last in passionate sobs and cries. Miss Keziah said nothinc but ten. derly stroked away from the hot fore- neau mo iincK hair;grown gray with sorrow. There was sympathy in every touch. "You are so different from the rest;" said Mrs. Denton, when at last she had grown calm enough to sneak. "Th others who have come to me liave driven me nearly mad with their un meaning advice. Not one of them knew what I suffered, not one could understand my grief. When my boy, my Edgar, the last of all my children, was ill, no one came near me the disease was contagious, they said. I nursed him alone. Alone I saw him die, followed him alone to his grave. Ujuid 1 believe their words of sym pathy after that? All, Miss Keziah, words could give you no idea of all that I suffered. One by one every joy of my life lias left me. One. bv one my children were taken from me until oniy Aig.r was left. How I loved him ! How I depended upon him to atone for all I had suffered. TTnw I dreamed over him ! Idle dreams, f or- shadowing happiness that was never to bo mine. Then be was taken, and I was left to sink into despair. I only wantea to aie, to join the dear ones, where no suffering ever could touch me again. My heart yearned for sym- patuy. i would have welcomed it But those who came to me cam cause they thought it their duty, not i rom love or inuness. Not one of them asked me to her home, or tried to make me forget my sorrows in other things. No, they reminded me of them, and preached patience and resig nation." "They acted according to the lipht " said charitable Miss Keziah. "They have led easy, pleasant lives, and did not know how to deal with sorrow such as yours. "But you knew," said Mrs. Denton, in a low voice. "Yes." answered Miss Keziah. "I know, because I have suffered, too." They sat talking bv the fire until nearly midnight, and then retired to rest. jure. .Denton, ror the first time since Edgar's death, offered un a silent but . earnest prayer before she fell asleep, iier heart was no longer hardened. She did not go back to her cottac the next morning as she had expected, for Miss Keziah's rheumatism Wi been increased by her late walk of the previous evening; ana she was unablo to leave her bed. For many days she was utterly neipiess, and during that time was tenderly nursed bv Mr. Denton, who also made herself gener ally useful in the house, and dirertvi the work of the farm with care and de cision. When Miss Keziah got well she was so much pleased with the way things had been managed during her enforced idleness, that she made a proposition to Mrs. Denton. "Suppose vou take the place of my sister Jane," she said, "and stay right along with me. I need somebody as you see; and what's the use of both of us living lonely when we can be com pany for each other as well as not? You'd take a deal of comfort in netty, too. I believe you love her now 'most as well as I da" "She seems to me like my own little Bertha como back to me," said Mrs. Denton, vuut O, Miss Keziah, I ought not to accent your kindness. I hav been so hard, so wicked, so rebellious, I do not deserve that such good should come to me." - . "We differ about tliat: but we won t argue it," said Miss Keziah. "I want you, and you'd like to stty; so the thing's settled. You'r my partner from uus day on. The next Sunday the good people of Brierville were surprised to see Mrs. ucnton in auss Keziah spew at church, and in attendance at prayers in the evening. "How did you manage it?" asked Mrs. Bliss, as she stopped Miss Keziah in me vesuDuie or the cliurclt .Oh, I asked her to tea, as I said I was going to," answered Miss Keziah, "and I guess the preserves kinder soft ened and sweetened her up," and she passed on to where Mrs. Denton stood waiting to help her Into the spring wagon. Niether Mrs. Denton nor Miss Ke ziah ever regretted entering into that partnership. As the years went by Miss Keziah often wondered how she should -ever have managed the farm without the heln of the canahle. energetic woman who had taken the place of sister Jane. Mrs. Denton was never wkitt at working for the comfort and prosperi- 17 vi ice iiicaa wno naa come to Lei I , in her hour of need, and led her out of me siougn or despond. And happiness made her a different woman. She learned at last those lessons of pa tience and resignation which seemed so hard and bitter in the first days of her sorrow. Despair, rebellion and repin ing gave place in her heart to hope and tenderness. She grew at last to have only tender, gentle memories of the loved ones who had left her, and she proved a kind, judicious guardian to lit tle Hetty, when warm-hearted Miss Keziah had passed away from earth. Farmers Homes. Correspondent la live I'at ron. All the thoughts harbored about the occupation of tho merchant, manu facturer or professional man being higher or more honorable, or even more desirable than that of the farmer, are fallacious and misleading. Such false notions are a great bar to the best suc cess in constructing or improving country homes. The farmer, according to his means and requirements, should be as well housed and accommodated, and in as agreeable style, too, as any class in the community. There is no good reason why the farmers homes should assume a primitive or forbidding appearance. The dwelling of the farm er should combine all that utility comfort and cheerfulness which his means and modern architecture are capable of making it There are many farm dwellings that have been erected during tiu last, i o decades that if not an annovanei' tn the parties who constructed them, still are inconvenient, unpleasant and un sightly. Which mieht have leen m:nln comfortable and attractive homes if the same amount of means invested in them had been prudently and intelii gently used. The erection of as many more farm houses dates back to a period when the march of improve ment had not suggested much lievond the ordinary necessities of pioneer life. a no owners anu occupants or theso have, in many instances, amnio re sources, a part of which could be ju- uiciousiy employed m building appro priate houses that would conduce to the best interests, comfort and happi ness or tnemseivcs and ramilies, and at the same time tend to promote a re fined public taste and impart increased beauty to the appearance of the country. This class of farmers often excuse themselves by saying that it does not pay to improve the farm with valuable buildings. Why not construct a well devised and commodious, or for that matter, as elegant a house on the farm as any where else ? Itcertamly would look as appropriate and charminir in the country, and conduce as much to me weiiare, pleasure and reiinement of its occupants as a similar house would for a family engaged in other pursuits. But the question is asked, does not the farmer owe something to his chil dren, and cannot their interests bo better promoted by saving for them the accumulated amount which would otherwise be invested in a modern farm house? -I admit tliat this class of farmers nar. ticularly do owe much to their chil- uren, Decause uie ciuiaren nave gener ally helped to largely augment the wealth of the estate. But I deny that this sacred obligation can be dis charged by supplementing the bare necessities of life by pecuniary assist ance. Many farmers exercise as much care as this for their dumb brutes, so far as the well-being of these are con. cerned. I deny that he who is striving to render his chudren pecuniary aid when they settle in life i3 subservin? their best interest on their highest wei iare. It is a false notion to crauire a man's kindly interest toward his children by the amount of money that he has, by a life of self denial, succeeded in ac cumulating. It is not by the hoarding of wealth that his attachment to his children should be measured, but by his efforts to contribute to their ma terial comfort, their social elevation, and to render them useful citizens of the commonwealth. In doing this he will encourage habits of order, self control, obedience, civility, love of truth, and a reverence for what is good and great; he will inculcate habits of industry, sounety and economy. The Holy Scriptures a Printing Job. New Tork Herald. The second thoughts of English public opinion with reference to the revision of the New Testament are not favorable to that work as an accepted sacred book. It is admitted that the work of revision was pushed too far. Instead of correcting the errors it be came a rewriting and restoration of the Xew Testament. The value of the book in a devout community is its supreme and sacred authority. People believe it to be the word of God the actual spoken Word, taken down by holy men for their comfort, guidance and edification. . "Whatever displaces that faith or destroys the authenticity of the work itself, or weakens the be lief of Christian men in the existence of the Bible, is dangerous. The value of the Bible from a literary point of view is that it is a landmark of our language. No work in the English tougue, as a mere matter of written composition, has had so profound an influence upon English literature as the Bible. That influence is to be at tributed largely to the fact that the English of the Bible is plain, homely, sincere and Saxon. Many of the words are antique and rugged, dominant with the stern, sincere, homely character of the Anglo-baxon race. There Ias been a tendency in modern literature to dispute those influences, to sacrifice sense for euphony, to dilute our lan guage with aesthetic and harmonious conceits. Books like the Bible, Shake speare, the "Pilgrim's Progress," has been our landmarks which no literary conceit or cunning could submerge. The closer we keep our literature to the language or the Bible, Shakespeare and Banyan, the better it will.be for its strength and purity. The revision of the New Testament is a destruction oi one of these landmarks. To that extent it is to be deplored. It only re mains for the revisers to carve and hack at Shakespeare and Buyan and bring them to the modern tastes. When to this we add that the publica tion ox the Uibie in ingland has been conducted upon the most selfish busi ness principles, that it has been really a scheme and a job for the making of money, the list of objections to the whole work is complete objections which we are afraid will b,e fatal to its claim &3 a holy Dook. I i ' " " . MMiMHHM ABDUL AZiZ'S ASSASSINATION. How the Turkish 8ultan Met His FateA Chapter of Dark Conspira cies. Constantinople Letter la Kew York Tribune. The inner history of the revolution of 1776, set forth by the recent dis coveries, begins with an intrigue be tween ITussein Avni Pasha, the grand vizier of Turkey, and one of the ladies of the harem of Sultan Abdul Aziz, some seven or eight years ago. As usual in such cases, the secret amour was discovered after some time. Hus sein Avni Pasha was banished, and in his banishment received information of the execution cf his lady-love, to gether with a message from her own lips to the effect that she died for his sake. For the blood of this unhappy woman Hussein Avni Pasha vowed vengeance upon Sultan Abdul Aziz. "With Oriental patience he concealed his wrath and hatred. In due time his friends induced the sultan to receive him again into favor. lie was made minister of war, and instantly began to plot against the sultan. Outside events favored his enterprise. Europe was pressing demands for the reform of Turkey; the population of Turkey was piunged in distress by the financial impolicy of the government, and the people attributed all their ills to the extravagance of the sultan. Hussein Avni Pasha also found ready support irom iNoun and JMahmoud rashas, the husbands of two of the sultan's nieces, and the discontented victims of an economy which had curtailed their lists of perquisites. Others we gradually drawn into a scheme for deposing Abdul Aziz, and the purpose was easily accom plished. After the deposition af Abdul Aziz, some, at least, of the conspirators en tered into a plot for a complete change of dynasty in the empire. It was de cided to make a bold stroke; to destroy the new sultan and all the blood royal, and to place upon the throne a sherif of Mecca. This man, being of the lineage of the Prophet Mahomet, would liave quite as much title to the rank of caliph as the Turks of the house of Osman, and would introduce an entire ly new element into the politics of the country. In pursuance of this plot all of the princes were invited, soon after the accession of Murad V., to dine at the palace. At this banquet they were all to bo killed by the conspirators. All but one of the princes accepted the invitation. Abdul Ilamid, the present sultan, for some reason absented him self from the feast, and, in fact, disap peared entirely during several days. This disappearance prevented the pro posed massacre, since the success of the plot depended upon the entire ex tinction of the royal family. A single prince omitted in the slaughter might be certain to gain a large following as the legitimate heir to the throne in case of an attempt to proclaim the sherif of Mecca as sultan. The disappointed conspirators deter mined to murder Abdul Aziz without waiting for an opportunity for the full execution of their plans. They laid their p'ans with. . great forethought The doubts of the people, and the que ies of the inquest of surgeons were all anticipated. Professional athletes were hired to aid in the work, and to over power the ex-sultan. All weapons were carefully removed from the apart ments of the victim. Then Hussein Avni Pasha, with two of his aides, took the hired butchers to the palace where Abdul Azii was confined. Under pretense of amusing him with exhibi tions of strength, the athletes drew near to the ex-sultan. Then they sud denly threw themselves upon the poor old man. A palace servanc stopped the sultan's mouth; one powerful man seized his arms; another was especially detailed to make him faint with pain by wrenching a part of the body where a comparative slight compression would unnerve the strongest man. The devil ish ingenuity of this device prevented any struggle on the part of the victim. A fouith man then cut open the veins of the arms with the little embroidery scissors borrowed from the woman for the purpose, and the whole party wait ed with the helpless lump of clay that was so lately sultan until he had bled to death in his place on the sofa. They accomplished their object without noise, without inflicting contusions upon the limbs or the body of their victim, and without any bespattering of blood about the room. "When Abdul Aziz was 'dead, with a great pool of blood saturating the sofa and stream ing off upon the floor, the place was fully ready for the inquest to declare the murder a suicide. Of course, such a party could not enter the palace without attracting at tention. Some of the women of the palace knew that the death of the ex- sultan must have been brought about by this visit. The pashas therefore proceeded closely to confine the wives and the mother of Abdul Aziz. As to the younger women, they were divided out among the conspirators, and a para graph was inserted in the papers which praised the simple tastes of the new sultan, shown in this disposal of the harem of his predecessor. The tell-tale lips were thus thought to be sealed; the hired murderers were enormously rewarded, and the whole crime was covered up by the unanimous verdict of the nineteen surgeons. "The Worst Liar I Ever Met." The Rochester Herald savs: Anions the inmates of the County Insane Asy lum is a man who is often perfectly sensible and when accosted at such times causes visitors to wonder why he is confined there. This inmate enter ed into conversation the other day with a caller whose dress proclaimed him to be a clergyman. Said the mad man: "It was too bad. was it not. tho killing of Grant at Chicasro?" "It was." said the minister, who followed the accepted custom of as senting to the statements of lunatics ior peace sase. "Haves was assassinated at Cincin nati, was he not?" again asked the lu natic. "Yes," replied the clergyman. "And was not Queen Victoria mur dered in her palace?" To this query from the madman the clerical visitor once mora answered in the affirmative. The lunatic named, one after another, a dozen living royal personages, all of whom the clergyman was led to admit had been nut out of the wav. Finish ing his catechism, the tn adman turned on m& clergyman and said, fiercely: "Your dres3 shows von arn a minister. tut you 6re the worst par I ever inetF CHINESE NEWSPAPERS. Visiting the Offices of "Wash Kee" and "Tong Fan San Bo" at San Francisco. San KrmcUco rost. There are two Chinese newspapers in this city, both weekly. In company with interpreter Howe, a visit was recently made to both offices, the Ori ental (Wah Kee), No. 800 Washington street, was first visited. The Wah Kee establishment was found in charge of its proprietor, publisher, editor, press man, compositor, uooK-Keeper, reporter, and oihce boy, lee jenn, who was dis covered seated at a tablo in his sanc tum, busily engaged in forming char acters on a slip of paper. A small. fine brush, not much larger than an or dinary pen holder, was dipped in a pe culiar black ink, and the writing or printing, performed with great dexter ity and accuracy. In answer to ques tions. Yee Jenn stated to the intemre- ter that he was 50 years old ; that he naa been in the country about seven years, and that he began publishing me wan ivee nearly six vears asro. lie had no previous experience as a iour. Vi : t - 1 : i paper had in operation a iob printing omce, winca he yet maintained. Of the thirty five thousand characters in the Chinese language he could make about eicht thousand. As he had never been able to import type from Cluna, all the charcters m his paper were formed bv hand. The Wah Kee had 1.000 subscribers, some circulation in China, and was issued at ten cents per copy, or f 5 a year. He got much of his matter from exchanges ; what appeared in local Enirlish naners of interest to ;his readers was translated by an English-knowing Chinese friend, Although seven years in the country, Yee Jenn had no lancruaere. and he said that but about two hundred of the Chmse residing in this city wTere able to read and understand English. The latest number of the Wah Kee was reported to the w riter by Yee Jenn. It was a four-page sheet, about three-fourths the size of the Post and had five colums to tho page, the first page excepting the publisher s an nouncements, being ocoupied by adver tisement, mainly double-columned. The publisher's announcement com prised the name of the paper, in five big characters, to be read from left to richL in a horizontal line : at the head of the page a notice, in a verticle line, to be read from the top down, and at the right of the title, that the paper was published in the fourth month of the seventh year of the reign of his imperial mightiness Quong Si, Empe ror; a notice at the left of the title, in a verticle line, of the date and volume of the paper, and a large notice, in verticle lines, to the left of the last named, which was the prospectus, etc.. of the publisher. The name of tho pa per, its date, and place of publication given in English under a Chinese title. The title of each lona article and of each advertisement was given in a horizontal line at the commencement of the reading matter, which was print ed in vertical lines, and to be read be ginning at the top of the right hand column in each article. The news matter of the Wall Kee, commencing at the right hand column of the fourth page, was four columns of local news, succeeded by a column of "adds, then a department containing news from Pekin followed by another containing news from Canton ; next an editorial against the use of opium, and then a presentation of the news from various countries, after which came advertise ments, an advertisement of a Cliinese doctor occupying the place of honor. The press-room, composincr room. counting office, and editorial and re- portonai rooms or the Wah Kee, and the parlor, dining-room, kitchen, pan try, and sleeping apartment of Its. nrn. prietor, Yee Jenn, were formerly one umau room aoour. izxio. That room was subject to a mrtitioniner by the Mongolian publisher, and mndo into three two small ones of equal size, one ior sleeping, the other for editing, and the larger one for con taining the press and adjuncts. As the writer was gazing about, peering into Yee Jenn's tiny bed-chamber, staring at his press, so antimm and clumsy, and fumbling over some musty vwuese excuanges, ne was aware the interpreter was beiner told quite interestinc by the pond nntiired and accommodating Yee Jenn. The narrative was ihis: jast Tuesday a Chinaman was passing one of the mar kets in this citv and hannpnpd eou o large fish, a sturgeon, which had been jusi Drought in and was yet alive. The CJhinaman, by inherent wisdom, or perhaps bv insniratinn dia. covered that his mother's soul was in me usu. After some dickering he bought the fish, which weighed some 300 pounds, paying $15 therefor, and procuring a wagon, transported it to me Day, where he engaged a boat, placed tho fish thereon, and had if rowed far out into the bay and put urtva. into me water. lie couldn't tear the thought of having the soul of his mother devoured by San Fran cisco barbarians. The manner in which the Wah ttoo is published cannot fail to be enter taining. The press consists of a large slab or bed of yellowish-white stone. nj turning a wheel a frame faced with stiff leather, over which are ftevoral sheets of thick cardboard, is pressed aown upon ma Deo. The matter to go on one side of the paper is printed by hand on a sheet which is laid on the stone and borne down upon uniformly. iuo olivet u vueu uium up, and the hundreds of characters forming ua face are seen to be duplicated upon the stone. At the appropriate time a sheet of paper is laid on the frame noted, the wheel is turned, the fmma noted, the wheel is turned, theframS is pressed aown against the bed, and In a moment or so lifted bv a hav of the wheel and the sheet is discover ed piinted. a water-moistened sponge is passed over the bed or form; an other sheet is subject to the same process, and so on until the edition womed off. After the papers are all printed the ink is washed off the tad by the application of a chemical, and anotner supply or cnaracters substitut ed. The process is, in fact, that of lithography. The office of the other Chines publi cation, the "Chinese-English news paper" (Tonn Fan San Bo), fvo. 821 Washington street was next visited. The paper was found to be about Uie same size, printed in the same way, at the same price, and in about the same otjic ui cauAunauuieni as the wah Kee Mun Kee, the proprietor, rennrtr flee boy, etc, was employed in smokinir fife luow ao you do?) said the writer. "He gong fan wah? (Do you speak English?) Hun -n.ee reiuuuea, in very good English. He stated that he was about 38 years old, had been in this country fourteen years, and had published his paper which now had 750 subscribers, for almost five years. He could f about seven thousand characters, and It required mm iwo days of ten hours each to work off a complete edition of his paper. The rate for advertising in his paper, as in the Oriental, was $12 per coiumn. instead or the title being on the first page, like the other, it on the fourth; otherwise the papers leseiuuieu eacu otner. At un Kee, also had no previous experience as a ionm. alist, and had started as a job printer. He stated that neither . of the papers uau policy, religious or political, and that the Chinese were creat As to the future of the Chinese on thi. coast and at home, he said that before many years the race would 1 on an equality with all others, and would lie welcomed in all lands. A civilizing process is at wors, he said, which .is pound to result in breaking down all race distinctions and in merging all races into one common family, socially and religiously, if not politically. He foresaw a glorious future for the Chi nese on this coast, the climate and other conditions being highly favorable. He verified the statement recentlv made to the writer by S. S. Smith, of me racijw, long a resident in China, that, prior to the treatv of last war. all the Chinese in this countrv. excent. ing officials, were escapes, or in the same category as were the slaves that escaped from their masters in the south in ante-bellum times. "Chaing an," (good-bye), said the writer. "Good day," pleasantly responded the intel ligent and wide-awake Man Kee. On Raising Money tor Ohurch Uses. The KmngclUt. We have moro than once had occa sion to condemn in strong terms the popular methods of raising money for religious purposes, we know of noth ing more destructive to trenuine be nevolence than the modern practice of oblique giving through fairs, festivals, etc, etc. Even when these are free from the excesses to which thev al most invariably run, their tendency is to destroy tne spirit or all true and worthy service in the work of savinjr souls. And taking this view of the matter, we have great pleasure in quoting the following earnest words from a recent Lenton pastoral letter of Bishop Jaggar, of Ohio, U. S. A. It seems to us that some of the bishops of this country might study these vig orous paragraphs to the spiritual ad vantage of themselves and their flocks. liishop Jaggar says: "Again, I note with crave disappro bation, the prevalence of demoralizing and unchristian methods in so called church work. I mean fairs and socials and various entertainments for raising money. When the church social de generates into a dancing party, and the world, the flesh and the devil, which Christians have promised to renounce, are employed in the name of religion to attract young people and make a church popular, I affirm that it dis honors the cause of Christ ; dissipates spirituality; destroys the moral influ ence of a church in any community; and is condemned by the world itself. The practice of raising money for church purposes by means of socials, tairs, and other entertainments, I posi tively object to, because it supercedes and tends to destroy that principle of charity or love which is fundamental to pure and undefiled religion. It is a fact that these methods have already so lowered the standard of charity, that young people and others in our churches will not do any work for Christ, unless it is served up with some pleasure or excitement a dance, a sale or a show. .All this is ceitainly true of Chris tians. But what of those who are not Christians? Is there any harm in putting them under contribution by in nocent means, for a good cause? I am sure that there is harm, because the means employed tend to compromise and dishonor the good cause itself. Christianity is compromised by the very fact, that it must stoop to bid in the market-place for the patronage, which the free-will offerings of its deciples ought to supply. It is dishonored by the contempt with which the very men to whom these devices appeal, re gard them. They say, whether justly or not, that the cause must be weak which can not stand upon its own merits, or church members hypocrites, if they cannot sustain it out of their own pockets. The necessity which is pleaded is generally the pressure of "debt, which ought never to be created, of luxuries of choir or furniture, wLIch might be dispensed with; of official mismanage ment or neglect which would not be tolerated in business affairs; or of selfishness on the part of church mem bers which begrudges the payment of a subscription or a pew-rent, and im poverishes their souls and their church by a practical denial of the (asters's own words, "Give and it shall b given unto you. The remedy for the evil must be found in a resolute adoption of the principle that all money shall be raised dj direct appeals to the hearts and consciences of the people, and no work undertaken nor expenditures allowed which cannot be paid for by free-will offerings. In this way only can we hope to educate the people up to the Christian idea cf giving, and keep un polluted the fountains of our church life. - ' . No Hospital Needed. No palatial hospital needed for Hop Bit ters patients, nor large-salaried talented n..rira n tall what linn RittOTK will do nr cure, as they tell their own story by their certain ana aosoiuie cures ramc x to York Independent. "Wife," once exclaimed a man re turning from a militia muster, 'they've made me a CorporaL" 'Dad," exj claimed the eldest of a set of tow-headf ed scions, "did they make us Corporals too 7 ""What a question," exclaimed Uie mother, scornfully, "Nobody's Cor poral but your daddy and me." A steamer starting from Pittsburg, PeniL, can carry a cargo to Fort Ben ton, Montana, 4,335 miles distant with out breaking bulk. ITEMS OF INTEREST. 1 It is said that eight more mills are to be built at Fall River, Mass., this year. Improvements of a vast nature are being made in the great National park in the Yellowstone valley. Nellie Grant Sartoris will probably spend a part of the summer at the resi dence of her parents at Long Branch. The sugar crop of the world in 1880 was 3,442,986 tons, of which 1,857,988 was from cane and 1,565,000 beet-root " sugar. The receipts of butter in the rihivi- go market since January 1, 1881, have Deen zj.uw.wu, against 21,000,000 pounds for the same period last year. There not only seems to be a great scarcity of farm laborers in Montana, but cowbovs and sheen herders are much harder to get this year than ever oeiore. A cattle-buver has arrived in the extern part of Lake county, Oregon, looking for some fifteen thousand head to twenty thousand head to drive to XT,.t 1 The London Telppranh Siva fhfif in Berlin the mania for change in femin ine costume has been stronsrlr devoirs ed, and a Clothing League ' for the nuunuuu vi long sKirts established. Mexico IS becomincr the favorite field for missionary enterprise. The Metho dist Church South nimrnnrintM fi 500 this year, and other denominations are showing increased energy in that direction. A statue has recently been found in a mound on the Egyptian government railway line. It is believed to bo 4,568 ye:s old, and if this is confirmed it will probably be one of the oldest known statues in the world. This statue is about being removed to Cairo. New Haven, Conn., has been desig nated as a port from which imported merchandise may bo shipped in bond in transit through the United States to and from the Dominion of Canada. by such routes and under such regula tions as the secretary of tho treasury may prescribe. Marshall Johnson, of Claiburne, La.. dreamed for two nights in succession where his grandmother, who died a number of years ago, had buried a w' quantity of money, and going to th r place which was pointed out to him in his dream, and digging, ho found the money, $1,200 in gold. Reports from the cotton-growing states show that tho condition of the crop generally is good. There are but few complaints of the cut-worm, and as a rule tho acreage in the states has increased, and the uso of fertilizers is becoming moro general. Labor i3 re ported scarce in some sections. Some of the bodies of tho miners who were killed in the snow-slides of last winter at Alta, Utah, have never yet been recovered. In searching for one of them, a few days since, a hotel pro prietor, named Albert Thomas fell into an abandoned shaft forty feet deep, the mouth of which was hidden by snow. He was seriously injured."" Paper car wheels are made 1y sub jecting disks of straw board to a pres sure of 1,880 lbs. to the square inch. After the blocks have been dried they have a specific gravity about them tho same as that of lignum vitro. They are then turned with lathe? and pre pared for the steel tires and hubs. The census recently taken of tho population of the islands of Cyprus has furnished the following results: In the Province of Larnaca, 25,691 inhabi tants; in that of Limasol, 29,213 in that of Baffo, 28,416 ; in that of Fama gusta, 38,139: in that of Kyrenia, 13, 329 and in that of Nicosia, 56,081; altogether 185,869 souls. A farmer at Ephriam, Utah, while engaged in irrigating his grain field last week, suddenly felt the earth sink ing beneath him. He ran backward several steps to solid 'ground, and then saw that the , soil where he had been standing had gone down out of sight. The hole thus created was twenty feet deep, fifteen across, and its walls are of clayey formation. A committee has been formed in Paris for erecting to Victor Hugo a monument on which his eyes may rest before he is taken away from this world. Gambetta, De Lesseps, Meis- sonier, A. Dumas, Sardou, and a host ' of other celebrite?, have sent" in their names as candidates for places on the committee; money flies in by the bag ful, and M. Grevy heads the list with a large subscription. The "sweet girl graduates" of Russia are having a hard time of it. Gen. Ignatieff has issued an order directing all letters received at the Russian col leges to be opened by the head of the establishment and handed over to the . girls to whom they are addressed only in the event of their containing nothing of a revolutionary character. The "heads of the establishment" will be allowed to pass love letters; but they are particularly cautioned to exercise vigilance over these, "as nihilists may be expected to attempt to convey their sentiments in the language of love." The Tucson (A. T.) Star says that a few days since a magnificent bald eagle soared down from the mountains, and, after circling around for some time, settled on a staff from which floated the flag of the United States. The monarch of the air passed several for eign flags which were in. just as in viting position as the stars and stripes. He paid no attention to them, how ever, but sought with unerring instinct the symbol of f redom. For full ten minutes he stood sentinel, surrounded nn nil aides bv a multitude of lookers- on, after which he spread his massive wings and sped away to tne peaks or the Santa Catalipas. Covington Commonwealth: A man named John "Wolf, a stranger in this locality, is lying in a prostrate con dition in SL Elizabeth's hospital, this city. His condition is the result of a very unusual surgical operation, per formed at his own earnest, prayerful solicitation by Dr. Charles Kearns. Wolf is forty-five years old, of well-knit frame and robust health. He is on married. An uncontrollable passion, which has led him into repeated troubles with women of which he was heartily ashamed when momen tarily free from the ruling passion is tne motive he assigns for wanting the operation performed. "Wolf Is do ing well, and the probability is that lie will recover. .