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Vol. LIX.
No. 81
With our extensive works completely fitted, up
with .very facility for the prompt dispatch of
all work entrusted to us in the following Unas :
Of dresses and all kinds of wool garments any of
tne new snaaes, men a suits ana overcoats.
Of Ladles' and Gent's Garments, Lace Curtains,
Blankets, Window snaaes, etc,
Of Shirts, Cellars, Cuffs, Dresses and Under
We do not need to dwell upon the high order
of our work In tnis line, as our reputation is al
ready established. At i lie shortest notice Car
pets can be taken up, cleaned and relaid.
. ;offices:
878 and 645 Chapel Street.
Works :
Orders received by telephone.
to every man, young, middle-aged,
and old: ooitaire aid. Addreap
Attorney and 'ouiilnr-l-Lw,
VLXXlitXXVt, gtc.
Sideboards, Tables,
Desks and Bookcases,
New Style
Chamber Suites,
We Shall Continue
I k J J. Blair,
li ui tS trull St.
.Orange and Center Streets.
Bo every one says, tbe work we have done.
Our trade has already grown to such proportions
aa to necessitate the enlargement of our store to
double its former dimensions.
Because we have tbe best stock of Furniture
and Carpets in the city for you to select from.
Because our prices are the lowest, and we show
what we advertise.
Because we give credit when desired.
Childrffis's Carriages from $5.00 ujj a specialty.
Furniture Upholsterer.
All work guaranteed to be done first class, at
reasonable prices. All orders by mail promptly
attended to and estimates given.
43 Washington St. cor. Liberty,
' Do not fail to examine our stock of Furniture
and Carpet before purchasing elsewhere. Our
Miortmeiit of Chamber Suits, Parlor Suits, Car-
Mta. Oilcloths. Children's uamara, nw., w
For This Week I
We open on Mondav.
March 30th, a large line
of 27 inch -wide Satines in
good dress styles, in black,
navy, browns and garnet
colorings, at 6 c per yard.
On Monday, March 30,
we open a,&uo yards Clo
ver Cloth Outing Flannels
m a handsome line' oil
styles for dresses, -waists,
shirtings, etc., at 9 l-2c
y7d: usual 12 l-2c quality.
xb pieces Surah Silks m
light and dark colorings
at 50c per yard. This is
the quality that retails
everywhere at 62 l-2c.
Special Bargains m Fig
ured Curtain Madras. 54
inches wide, at 33c yard.
xms is the 4c Kind.
Extraordinary bargains
in Nottingham Lace Cur
tains at 58c, 69c and 79c
per pair.
In our w hite Goods De
partment will be found a
large assortment of Coin
Spot White Mulls at 25c
yard that are under price.
Caoice styles printed
Hemstitched Lawns, 42
inches wide, at 35c yard.
These goods will be found
on Lace Counter. They
are entirely new. Just
look at them.
Black Surah Silks, in
stripes and plaids, at 68c
per yard; $ 1 is the regular
price. Only 12 pieces in
the lot.
Silk Q-renadines at all
prices. Extra values just
received at 95c, $1, $1.25
and $1.50 per yard.
50c Dress G-oods are
moving lively. We call
attention to our all wool
Surah Twills in the new
Tan and Mode Shades, just
opened, at 50 c.
Howe & Stetson, I
Insurance Building,
886-888 Chapel Street,
New Haven, Conn.
faints, Mils, tc.
Bargains. Bargains.
Residences painted and decorated. Best of
work guaranteed. Depot for Faints, Oils ana
Ulnss. uraiuiiiK cvniJeviaitjr.
ap3 tf 488 State street, near Elm.
On anything you need in our line and we will
Save You Money.
396 & 398 State St
Courier Building.
SO and 93 Orange Street.
The Broadway Wall Paper Store.
Pim ft and examine our Broods and Ton wfl be
surprised at our prices for beautiful ccombina-
PAINTING and DECORATING In all their sev
eral branches done well and promptly. Esti
mates given. E. K. JEFFCOTT.
105 Elm street.
corner of York.
Prices in FURS This Month.
Any person deabtog to boy BRKAD
without the addition of OOBN
FLOTJB or any other adulteration
oaa don by asking their trocar (or
ft. 0. TBOXnOK CO. OoodJ,
M Boois Daily
The Legend
then he called to old Nokomis,
td Iagoo, tbe great boaster,
twed them, wbeie tb maize was growing,
Have ye beard the Indian legend,
How the chieftain Hiawatha
Caused the maize to be created ?
Caused the springing of the corn-plant ?
Whence should come the Cerealine Flakes
For the nennla'a frnrt fnravo..
Bed men name the maize Mondamin,
Indian corn the white men call It;
From It comes the preparation
Made in Southern Indiana
Known ss Cerealine, and furnished
Ceit'alfnP Flakes for sale hv nil irrnnara "Th.
Legem! ot Cerealine." illustrated with twelve
pictures by H. F. Farny, of which above la a
arten and School.
I rooms; carriage sent for chil
Olive, cor. Home Place.
r dreo.
apl wiSts 4t
Teacher of Delsartc Dramatic
Art, Voice and Heading.
mh5 we&salm 49 Chnrcli Street.
(Pupil of William Bhakespe&re, London. Eng
708 Chapel St., Room 1.
19 pounds Powdered Sugar for $r.00,
ifl reminds Out Loaf Suerar for Si. 00.
21 pounds Standard Granulated Sugar for $1.00.
pounds w arte sx. u sugar xor i.uv.
Butter. Butter.
Fancy New Elgin Table Butter at 32c.
Fancy New Creamery Butter at 29c.
The above Butter is guaranteed to suit the
most particular trade.
f ancjiuin-unea weec ratacoesosc pecs.
n ine rean uggs ai zac uoz-n.
Fancy Canned Cherries only 20c can,
i. Ex-
syrup. Marge cans. Asparagus at 27c can. h.x-
tra Fine Canned Pumpkin only 10c
Chocolate 39c pound.
Oranercs. Lemone.
Fancy cutting up Oranges 12Mic dozen.
Fancy Florida Oranges 80c, 25c and 30c dozen.
Fancy Meesini Lemons only 15c dozen.
Molasses. Molasses.
New Crop Fancy Ponce Molasses 44c gallon.
The Fanciest New Orleans Molasses 45c gallon.
Vanilla 8ilver Drip Syrup 45c gallon.
Good Cooking Molasses only d5c.
Coffee. Coffee.
We are Belling the Finest Java Coffee at 33c.
We are selling the Finest Java and Mocha at 34c.
If von have not heeded our advice given some
time ago about buying flour you had better do so
at once. Prices are sure to be higher. Many
other bargains at our store.
28 and 30 Congress Avenue.
Branch 8 Grand Avenue
A Grand Display of Poultry
At R. Schoenberger's. Received this morningan
excellent stock of Poultry, viz: Turkeys, Ducks,
Qeese, Spring Chickens, Capons, Squabs, Grouse,
etc. The best stock ever offered to the public at
our usual low prices. Full line of new Vegetables,
Ueiery, Asparagus, lettuce, opiaacn, eic. rresu
Meats of the choicwRt quality, Prime Beef, Veal,
Spring Lamb, Mutton, etc. Fresh Pork and
Trimmings, Sparerib and Sausages. Best quali
ty Smoked Mams and Shoulders. Fresh Coun
try Eggs received daily. Orders delivered
promptly. At E 8CHOKNBEROER, Nos. 1, 2
and 3 Central Market, Congress avenue.
Brig Euby now discharging cargo fancy
Ponce Molasses, new crop, first arrival of
the season. We offer the same in bond or
for April 1st delivery, free of duty, at
market value.
233-239 State Street.
ir.vivhnrlvArfT-ertiaefl Pucrars. I tell vou that I
will sell vou as many actual pounds of Sugar for a
dollar as aDvbody in the State.
J. Will bVII JOU nil ali'US Ui vuuunun uuiurii
Gate Fruits as cheap as the cheapest for standard
! goods. I can give you a deal on them.
I I will sell youeverythlnj? in the Grocery line as
I cheap as you can buy anywhere in the city that
is, A No. 1 goods : no other allowed on the prem
ises; so don t asK lortnem, i nave no use xor mem.
I will sell you fine spring Lamo.
I will sell you fine Turkeys.
I will sell you fine Chickens, roast or broil.
lrimft home dressed Beef. Pork. Veal and Mut
ton, also all kinds of Vegetables and Fruits in
fact, everytmng tnat you wisn ro nna in a nrsi
cJaas grocery and market. All goods warranted.
rash Grocery and Meat Market. 129 and 131
Wooater street, cor. Chestnut. ap3
Choice Meats,
Connecticut Pork and Sausage.
Also a large stock of
Canned and Preserved Fruits
and Vegetables
1074 Chapel St.,Cor. High.
New Maple Sugar.
XX Early Hebron Potatoes.
No. 378 State St.
apl Dt
20 Pounds Standard Granulated
FOR $1.00.
422 State Street.
Fancy Ponce
. 300 hhds. Fancy Ponce Molas
ses now landing ex Schooner "F.
D. Hodgklns" and for sale at
lowest market rates.
213 and 215 Watec Street,
of Cerealine.
Told them of his wondrous vision
Of this new gift to the nation '
Which should be their food forever."
To the world as King of Breadstuff.
Cerealine Is most nutritious :
Easily can be digested :
Quickly is prepared for eating;
Makes the best of bread and pudding;
Should be mixed with all bread, always;
Makes the best of cakes and waffles,
Makes the best of soup and muffins;
Is sufficient for the strong man.
And preserves the lives of children ;
'Tis a universal blessing.
po-cent stamp for postage. -tM'l'o
Co., Columbus, iSd.
f gatscjellaiicous.
Will it
We Have Never Been and Can't
Be Undersold !
Carpets bave advanced, but we are still selling
at tbe same prices as last year.
Our only advance is in showing a larger vari
ety to select from, and in giving better value for
the money than ever before.
We are the People's House Furnishers.
We offer to furnish a home with first-class
Furniture, Carpets, etc., on easy terms, as low as
can be bought elsewhere for cash.
We are the largest handlers of
nisbing Goods in this State and can
as we say.
House Fur
do exactly
Grand Avsnue and Church Street.
Over 3,000 different pieces of Sheet Music, includ
ing new uiiu popumr pieces, tt
Catalogues Free.
Also several hundred pieces not on catalogue
at eacii, iv xur sou, to uiose oui.
New Haven 5 and 10c Store,
383 and 385 State Street.
Men's, Boys' and Children's
Office,nst floor, 781 Chapel St. Open until 9 p.m.
Thoroughly and Neatly Done by
FA KM! Am.
Orders Left at
R. B. BRADLEY & CO. '8, 406 State Street,
R. VEITCH 4 SON'S. 974 Chanel Street.
Win receive prompt attention. Satisfaction jruar-
'instant relief in tha worst cases: insure com-
I fcrtablo sleep; effects cure a where all ethers fail. A
mat convince tne man sctpttcal, race, fill rt. and S
$1.00, of Drnrgists or by mail. Sample FREE tor f
jraunp. jttt, XL. BU-tmrifMAJI J, Bt. RnH, Jinn. C
Attorney at Law
ROOMS 9, 11, 13.
K'i flMirrfi S!rvf
kal Estate
PETER F. MEYER, Auctioneer.
Will sell at auction on
April S, 1891,
At 12 o'clock, at the Real Estate Ex-
:: change. 69 Liberty street, N. Y. City, the
UL valuable country residence of the
tatc JAMES li. JESUP,
At Westport, Conn., on Sauga-
tucK xtiver.
The nlace consists of about 8 acres of land.
fine house, grapery, greenhouse, stable, garden
er s House, etc. norm: curt meet ait irainB ou
N. Y., N. H & H. RR. Co.
For further particulars apply to EDWARD
MYERS, Esq., 52 Broadway, and at the auction
eer's, 1 Pine street, N. Y. mh28 ap4 at
Real Estate Bought. Sold
and Exchanged.
Honsei and Rnildlns Lots In all
parts or tUe city for sale.
Shore property For Sale and To Bent.
Fire Insurance placed In first-class com
panies. Sloney to loan at 5 per cent. Desirable
Rents always on hand. Special care given to
charge 01 property.
Open Evenings. No. 102 Orange St.
Buloeu trumeted In all parti a! tha Unttrt Btato.
Saving and Loan Association
Incorporated under the Laws of the State of
New York.
Authorized Capital, $50,000,000.
Payable in installment of $1.00 each.
A Saving of 2S cents per week
matures a share in six years.
Xo Extra Payments or Assess
ments Possible.
Applications for shares may be made to any
emDcr ox we un ww
D. M. CoBTHmt, President; V. F. McNbl, Vice-
President; Edward L,. unslst, Treasurer;
Julius O. Cablb, Attorney; L. A. Htotlkt,
Chairman of Appraising Committee.
C. W. Palmer, Sec'y.
Agent wanted in every factory and to
cality Jray, ateeraa mimfiuM,
General Agent, State of Connecticut.
Boom 11, No. 102 Orange St.
Sea Seal Estate on Third Page.
IJmmral and Qaxcvixx.
The Oldest Daily Paper Pub
lished in Connecticut.
The New Orleans affair and the killing of
strikers in Pennsylvania again sharply call
attention to some of the evils which unre
stricted immigration has brought upon
this country. The necessity of doing
something to better the situation was rec
ognized by the last congress, which in its
closing honrs passed a law absolutely pro
hibiting the admission to the United
States of all idiots, insane persons or per
sons likely to become a public charge, per
sons suffering from a loathsome or a dan
gerous contagious disease, persons who
have been convicted of a felony or other
infamous crime ortmisdemeanor, involving
moral turpitude polygamists, and also
any person whose ticket of passage has
been paid with the money of another,
or who is assisted by others to come,
unless it is affirmatively and satisfac
torily shown on special inquiry that
such person does not belong to one of the
foregoing excluded Glasses, or to the class
of contract laborers excluded by the act of
February 26, 1885. The act also forbids the
assisting or encouraging of foreigners to
immigrate by advertisements in foreign
countries and puts a stop to the industry
of steamship and transportation compa
nies which have heretofore done a lively
business through agents in soliciting for
eigners to come to this country by their
lines. They have accepted anybody and
everybody that had passage money to pay
and often times dumped them helpless and
penniless on our shores. Hereafter per
sons who are brought here unlawfully will
be sent back by the way they came at the
charge of the owners of the vessel that
brings them.
Much is expected from this law. It will
do something if strictly enforced, as it
should be.
The legislature of Tennessee; which ad-
jonrned last Monday, did something of"
which very little notice has been taken
outside the State. It made a law granting
pensions to all disabled Confederate
soldiers, ranging from $8 1-3 to $35 a
month, according to the degree of dis
ability." An "ex:federal soldier" writes
to the Tribune in strong protest against
this action. He says anioiig other things:
We want enterprising men frota-the North
to come and settle among us, and to invest
their money in our property and enter
prises. Will it encourage them to come
when they know that they will be taxed to
raise money to pay pensions to Confeder
ate soldiers? Tennessee has a bonded in
debtedness of between $16,000,000 and
$17,000,000, upon which she is paying a
semi-annual interest of from3 to 0 per
cent. Two years ago she borrowed from
her banks $460,000 at a heavy rate
of interest to meet her past due
interest. This has been only par
tially repaid. A resolution passed
the legislature the other day authorizing
the State's financial agents to go to the
banks again and to borrow money to meet
the accrued interest on State bonds. This
Confederate pension law ffill increase the
current expenses of this State at least
$100,000 per annum. There never was a
time in the history of Tennessee when
such legislation could have been more
hurtful and unfortunate. I do not believe
that any considerable nnmber of Confed
erate soldiers were either asking or expect
ing tbe passage of such a law. Thousands
of capitalists have already come to our
State, and thousands more are investigat
ing our endless resources with a view to
coming. This will cast a cloud over Ten
nessee's prospects. It must have a tend
ency to discourage loyal men who contem
plate coming here with their money.
It is evident that the legislature of Ten
nessee might hav9 done a wiser, if not a
more generous thing. Tennessee furnish
ed 32,000 men for the Union army, and it
is said that the survivors who live in the
State do not relish being taxed to pay pen
sions to Confederate veterans.
The readers of Woman have decided af
firmatively the question, "Is a hnsband
worth having?" The question nsed to be,
Can I get a hnsband?
Woman excels in whatever she under
takes. Eveline JNeil, an .English woman,
has succeeded in marrying forty-three
men by advertising herself as a wealthy
widow. Her plan was to skip with the
wedding gifts as soon as might be after the
People do not always die when they are
told to. Forty-five years ago, when How
ard Crosby was graduated from the Uni
versity of the City of New York, he was
assured by physicians that he could not
live a year, as one of his lungs was des
troyed and he would soon yield to con
sumption. Yet he was one of the most
vigorous and ringing of speakers.
An ingenious Frenchman has discovered
a process of recovering the tin contained
in the wash waters of silk which have been
weighted, and he has accordingly received
from the French Society for the Encourage
ment of National Industry the prize allot
ted for the utilization of residual sub
stances. It is estimated that Lyons alone
will effect by it an annual economy of
The various German chambers of com
merce are about to make a very interesting
experiment, with the idea of extending
Germany's industrial resources in foreign
countries. A fund has been raised, and
Beveral young men will be sent to different
large cities on the Continent and in Eng
land to open up new fields for German
products. Among the cities selected for
the experiment in England are Manches
ter, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle and
A quarter of a century since the average
doctor was almost everything. He was
physician, surgeon, oculist and now and
again in case of emergency would pull a
tooth. We are taught to believe that
specialism in medicine is a very modern
invention. But read this from so old a
writer as Herodotus: "The Egyptians
have among them a great multitude of
physicians. But each man is a physician
of one part of the body only, for one heal
eth diseases of the eyes and another dis
eases of the head and a third diseases of
the teeth." Verily, there is nothing new
nnder the sun.
The Sheffield cutlery trade is falling off
considerably. This is said to be on account
of a large deorease in the American trade,
in consequence of the McKlnley tariff,
j Before its passage the British free trade
journals were very solicitous about the
welfare of Uncle Sam and could not em-
I phasize sufficiently the warning that Amer
ican industries would be seriously affected
when the new tariff went into operation.
I Its operation Is now being felt, but.signifl-
: cantly enough, we are experiencing none of
i those evil effects to our industries which
the. English economical prophet scented
from afar. On the contrary, it is the Eng
lish industries which are suffering.
The increase in coal production in the
States west of the Mississippi daring the
last decade has been more than threefold.
according to a late census bulletin, and
the decrease in the standard prioe of a ton
at the month of the mines for this period
is about 25 per cent. In many of these
States the forests are scattering, but the
coal belt is so extensive that Missouri,
Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Texas,
Arkansas and the Indian territory are able
to supply, to an unlimited extent, all the
fuel which may be required for scientific.
industrial and domestic purposes. As
these States become better settled the coal
industry will keep pace with the growth
of population, and the mining of coal will
be henceforth one of the largest and most
remunerative opportunities of the wage-
earning classes in that part of the conntry.
What one vote can amount to is thus
told in Kate Field's Washington: A sin
gle ballot in Indiana, cast at the eleventh
hour by a drunkard, saved a legislature
to the Democrats, and insured the choice
of Edward C. Hannegan for United States
senator. Mr. Hannegan voted in the sen
ate, at a oritical juncture, for the annexa
tion of Texas; this annexation brought on
the Mexican war; the Mexican war made
General Taylor president, and his death
put Millard Fillmore into the executive
chair; Fillmore signed the fugitive slave
law, which, though aimed at the destruc
tion of the abolition movement, furnished
the greatest incentive possible for its
activity, and brought about the crisis of
1860; the issue of this crisis was the civil
war; every schoolboy knows what has fol
lowed the war. Oh, yes, my stay-at-home
indifferent brother, your single vote is of
Some of Its Facts and Fancies.
rwritten for the Journal and Cocrisb.
It has been affirmed by some cynical de
tractor of woman-kind that her ingenuity
is usually expended in inventing excuses.
That this statement is not altogether true
may be conclusively shown by a visit to
the patent office at Washington. The fact
as there recorded is that more than three
thousand American women have applied
for patents upon articles of their own in
vention, these applications showing a very
wide range of creative talent, as they com
prise almost everything from a submarine
telescope and a smoke conveyer for loco
motives to dish-washers and musquito
The faxst patent issued to a woman was
in 1809, before the government postoffice
was established, the state of Connecticut
granting a patent to Mary Kies for an im
proved method ot straw weaving. In
1815 Mary Brush secured a patent for a
corset and after four years more another
woman gathered up courage enongh to
apply for a patent on a new compound of
cream of tartar. Three years after Julia
Planton'patented an improved foot-stove,
and the next year Lucy Burnap contrived
a new method of weaving grass. Improve
ments wre made in spinning-wheel
heads, wheel fellies and moccasins,
and patents were granted at the
rate of one a year. Then
followed a period of six years
when women seem to nave been
so busy in inventing excuses for detaining
their uusbanas at Dome in tne evem:-g,ana
devisincr aDDliances for the knees and el
bows of boys' garments, that they ceased
to clamor for patent rights at least. Until
the year 1863, whe the exigencies Of the
time called rortn tne creative taient or tne
the nation, not more than half a dozen pa
tents had been issued to women in any one
twelve-month. In that year the number
granted was twelve, and the inventions
were entirely tor tne use ana comrori or
men in camp and on the battlefield, such
caps, canteens, amouiances ana lini
In 1887. the last year m which a com
plete official report was made, the number
of women patentees was one hundred and
seventy-eight, and in 1890 it is thought by
the superintendent of the model room that
patents were granted to women at the rate
of one in two days. Among the three
thousand patents more than one hundred
were given for corsets, one New York wo
man holdine five, but men, who are sup-
nosed to disapprove of these garments,
"condemn the wrong and yet the wrong
pursue" to the extent of four hundred pat
ented corsets and various appliances be
longing to the same. Sixteen patents on
curlers and crimping pins are credited to
women. In 1973 tne bustle oegan to mate
itself prominent, and here a Connecticut
woman led the line of inventors and se
cured the first patent, but again proud
man stepped in and, as in the case of
the crimping pina, was grantea iour or
five times as many patents, and lined his
pockets while affecting to scoff at fashion
able follies.
We are told that there is no sex in ce
nius, neither is there in invention, if we
may believe Mr. Gill, the experienced su
intendent of the model room, who says:
"There is no such thing as a feminine
mind when you come to invention. While
there are so many more inventions of men
they are no more masculine eitner in luge
nuitv or purpose than those of the women.
Men take out three patents to every one of
a woman along the line of women's fash
ions." The "feminine mind ' theory is
completely demolished at the patent office
bv models for elevated railroads, coke
crashers, steam whistles (!) electric lamps.
indicators for use on railroads, hospital
beda, invalid chairs, locomotive driving
wheels and a street-cleaning apparatus.
Patented processes are numerous, among
them those for preparing sole leather,
dressing; furs and hardeningcopper.
The most profitable inventions, accord
ing to Mr. Gill, are those made in costumes
and clothing; some processes and designs
for wall paper making, and for the firing
or decorated china. "Something for a
woman to wear, something decorative and
something artistic are the inventions that
seem to have paid the women inventors."
Women of taste and creative faculty who
wish to make these gifts a source of in
come are advised to take note of this and
itovern themselves accordingly.
Some very simple inventions, each as
the paper bae and the wire flour sifter,
both of which are credited to women, have
been very remunerative. They were just
what was needed, and the only wonder is
that they had not been contrived long be
fare. Though anything but "implements
of mischief" though the inflated paper
bag may become in the hands of the small
boy, an "instrument to plague the sons of
men" thb words of Milton apply to them
very aptly:
The Invention ail admired, and each, how lie
To be the inventor missed; so easy it seemed
Once found, which yet unround most would have
Sweet April! many a thought
is weauea unto tne. as neans are wea:
Nor shall they fail, till, to its autumn brought.
Life s golden Iruit is shed.
Warmer suns erelong shall bring
lo uie me irozen sou;
And through dead leaves of hope, shall spring
juresn, me nowers ox uw :
The bluebird chants, from the elm's loiv
A bymn to welcome the budding year.
The south wind wanders from field to forest
And softly whispers: "The spring is hero."
For thou, O Spring, canst renovate
All that high God did first create.
Be still bis arm and architect.
Rebuild the ruin, mend defect.
O rainy days! O days of sun!
What are ye all when the year is done?
Who shall remember sun or rain?
o years oi loss: o Joyful years!
wnai are
i ye all when heaven aDnears?
shall look back for Joy or pain ?
Come, loveliest season of the year,
And every quickened pulse shall beat
Tour footsteps in the grass to hear.
And feel your kisses soft and sweet.
Phoebe Cary-
A gush of bird-song, a patter of dew,
A cloud, and a lainbow's warning
' Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue
An April day in the morning.
- Harriet PresooM Spofford,-
Everv tear Is answered bv a blossom:
livery sigh with songs and laughter blent;
Apple-blooms upon the breezes toss tbem;
April knows her own and is content.
Susan Coolidge.
Earth is a wintry clod.
But spring wind, like a dancing psaltress, passes
Over its breast to waken it; rare verdure
Buds tenderly upon rough banks, between
The withered tree-roots and the cracks of frost.
Like a smile striving with a wrinkled face.
If the rain fell there was sorrow.
Little head leant on the pane
Little finger drawing down It
The long trailing drops upon it.
And the 'Rain, rain, come to-morrow,'
Said for charm against the rain.
E. B. Browning.
Up comes the primrose, wondering;
The snowdrops droopeth by;
The holy spirit of the spring
Is working silently.
George Macdonald.
Lo! where April, coming in his turn
tn cnangeiui moneys, nan or ugnt ana snaae.
Leads his belated charge, a delicate maid.
A Nymph with dripping urn.
Golden and snowy and red the flowers.
Golden, snowy, and red in vain;
' Robins call robins through sd showers;
The white dove's feet are wet with rain.
For April sobs while these are so glad.
April weeps while these are so gay;
Weepe like a tired child who had.
Playing with flowers, last its way.
Helen Hunt Jackson.
O springtime sweet !
How the old and the new in thy soft hours meet '
The dear, dead joys of the days long past.
The brightness and beauty that could not last.
Their fair ghosts rise with the ending of snow;
The springs and the summers of long ago.
from ine uerman.
In my breast
Spring wakens, too: and my regret
Becomes an April violet
And buds and blossoms like the rest.
A stenographer has been preparing a cat
alogue of the books which have been read
by a Boston lady, tbe lady herself dictating
entirely from memory their titles and au
thors and specifying the class of literature
to which each volume belonged. The work
occupied every afternoon for a week. From
the stenographic memoranda a classined list
alphabetically arranged was type-written
on heavy paper, to be bound according to
the owners fancy. ihe completed list
comprises over two thousand volumes or
poetry, philosophy, faction, history, travel,
biography and science. - To this literary
salmagundi authors ancient and modern,
native and foreign, have contributed
Schopenhauer and Mrs. Son th worth, Em
erson and Umda, TolBtoi and Artimns
Ward, Browning and "The Duchess," with
scores of others whose writings may be
placed on every degree of the scale between
these extremes.
Think of one small brain being a store
house of all this "concrete wisdom of the
wisest,-" to say nothing of the rubbish. One
cannot help wondering hew mnch of the
contents of these volumes is available for
practical use but as the omnivorous reader
is said to have a remarkable memory it is
probable that her acquaintances find the
society of an animated reference dook very
convenient and desirable.
Far better than a printed catalogue of
the books that have helped or hindered us
is a "reading diary," in which beside the
names of authors and volumes, one can
write a brief record of the impression
mafia by; each at , the time of reading or
some sign" at.l4at( that; would - show its
merit as then estimuted. . A . very dainty
little diary for this purpose was published
some years ago which contained the
names of three hundred or more authors
with the titles of their best works, every
other page being a blank upon which the
names of other authors and books might
be written. This diary, however, was in
tended for fiction only, its motto, fur
nished bv James Freeman Clarke, being.
"Ihe taste for reading must Degin wuu
fiction." It would be an easy and pleasant
task to keep, in some neatly bound blank
book, a reading diary after one's own plan,
classine each work read in its proper di
vision of literature, adding date and place,
and notes which would serve to fix the
impression of its principal ideas npon the
mind. The diary would become in time a
book of many associations, and might be
referred to with interest and advantage, as
showing the reader's changing tastes, or
progress toward a higher standard, the in
creasing enjoyment of that which is best
and purest in thought and diction. It
would certainly be useful if it merely pre
vented deterioration. hilaiiy.
At Ilaworlh, England Its Descrip
tion Tbe Surrounding of tltc
Place Tbe Bronte Family.
Haworth, England, March 20.
To the Editor of the Jocbnal ano Courier:
In the entire history of the relation of
woman to English literature there cannot
be fonnd anything like the same winsome.
if somewhat melancholy, interest that will
always cling to the irreproachable name,
the obscure surroundings and the extraor
dinary personality of the author of "Jane
Because of this, Haworth, though inter
eating for little else than onoe having been
the home of the Bronte family, is worth
going a long way to see. And it is a long
and a dreary way one has to come.
Perched up here among the bleak hills of
the West RidinK of Yorkshire alongside
the moors and fells of Lancashire, the
place is almost as unknown and inaccessi
ble as the grave of Byron at Hucknall
Torkard, in Nottinghamshire.
If yonr impnlse is to visit Haworth
come in the summer only. Then there is
at least sunshine. Then fleecy clouds
straggle over and between the hills as if
shadowy hosts were marshalling behind
the horizon. Here and there splatches of
color lie against old walls and honse
fronts. The heather blushes from the un
dnlant green of the moors. And one can
then easily imagine bits of Apnlian pasto
ral scenery here in the shepherds and their
flocks, like cameo reliefs on beds of daz
zling emerald, with a perspective of bil
lowy lines and misty clouds, and here and
there a savage kite or moor-buzzard cir
cling above the scene, fierce and endless
in its hunger for nnwary heath-poults or
But at any other time, your impressions
all the way from Keighley up the little
valley of the Worth river, the stream be
ing nowhere more than a tiny 'beck or
moorland rill, will be dismal ones indeed.
This entire Yorkshire district, of which
Bradford is the trade metropolis, is given
over to the manufacture of worsteds. To
the right and left of the little branch of
the Midland railway, which follows the
stream up the valley past Haworth to Ox
enhope, are clusters of deserted olden
band-loom mills; rotten weirs; gnmv
steam-power mills with their huge, half
smoke-hidden chimneys; decaying arches;
rows of factory-hand cottages with slat
ternly women at the door; gnarled, stunt
ed trees springing meagerly from impo
verished soil in shadowy gorge and glen;
and, in tannest reaches ot prospect, be
neath a leaden-colored sky, the grim out
lines of barren hills, the hollows between
showing farther, dimmer outlines of bleak,
bare moors, suggesting the wastes of a
mount ftinoua-waved, measureless sea.
The tiny Haworth railway station stands
in the center of tha horse-shoe shaped val
ley head to which yon have come from the
north. There could be a no more cheer
less sight than that presenting itself in ev
ery direction as you alight from yonr rail
way carriage. The station-master, the
single human in sight, in a sparsely cut,
threadbare uniform, trots around shiver
ingly for a moment as if feeble, starved
and cold; ana then snaps himself np in
his little den with a sharp click, as if in
flight from the surrounding dreariness.
Across the track where there has some
times been a little patch of flowers a lone
ly, almost featherless, altogether bedrag
gled hen pecks at the dead stalks feebly,
queruously. This is all of life there is
near the station. Over to the left, a long
distance away on the level bed of the val
ley, are several huge mills. They are
prisons In every sense. The black smoke
rolls sullenly from their stacks. Bnt no
human being is visible. Then there are a
half score rows of workmens' houses, tit
tie, mean, hard and cramped, hnddled in
grimy, denuded spacea, or set on the brae-
side in all manner of angles; as though
they had set out to run away from the
place, and, too feeble to escape, had stuck
fast where they now stand. High above
this modern Haworth, Browmore stretch
es away in interminable swells of savage,
treeless hills. These circle around to the
south and west, and your eye follows them
until it catches a steely-gray line of what
at first seems ragged, jagged cubes of rock,
cutting m diagonal transverse from the
bottom to nearly the top of the bare es
carpment of another bolder hillside, ter
minating in the loftier, drearier Haworth
moor. This half-defined, ragged line of
gray is the ancient village of Haworth.
Slipping and sliding along the sinuous,
clayey path, you reach the lower end of
the long, climbing, winding, village street.
Everything is of stone the houses, the
gutters, the rain-troughs, the gargoyle
spouts, and the cobbled way, like an open
stoae sewer cut along the hillside to carry
off the seepy oozings of the moor-mosses
above. There is but the single' street;
Main street it is called. Dank, dark dos
ses sometimes extend for a house-length to
the right and left. The yard-wide pave
ments are series of stone stairs and plat
forms. Beneath the latter are shadowy
shops and living rooms. All stand open;
but few inhabitants are to be seen. Those
of whom glimpses can be caught are little
children, still too young to be ground in
the mills, and bowed old crones of women
already ground by the mills into voiceless
ness and shapelessness. Up, up, np, for a
mile yon plod, and at last reach a tiny
open space. The houses are set around it
closely. Quaint shops and ancient inns
crowd it at all sorts of curious angles.
This is the head of the village, topograph
ically, in habitations and in aristocracy.
Not for its attractiveness, but because it
seems an outlet to somewhere, you pass
into a little court behind the Black Bull
Inn. It is a maze of angles and vrynds.
Suddenly another tiny open space con
fronts you. Here are an old, oblong, two
storied stone house, with a few yards of
grass-plot at its side: a little stone church,
attached to, rather than blended with, a
grim Norman tower; a grave-yard clnU
tered with crumbling stones; the whole
covering barely an acre of ground. These
were Haworth parsonage, church and
church-yard; the earthly, and final, home
of the Brontes: and their living eyes ever
rested on Haworth moor which rises im
mediately above the church-yard like a
wall of rounded stone.
Here, within the village nest of the
moorside eeiie, one may rittinglv pause
and recall the history of the Broutea as a
family. The father, the Rev. Patrick
Bronte, was a son of a county Down, Ire
land, farmer, whose real name was Prnn
ty. He was born Patrickuias day, 1777,
his name being changed to Broute at the
suggestion of his benefactor, the Rev. Mr.
Tighe, rector of Drumgooland parish, in
Down. Fine in physique, handsome and
ambitious, he forswore peasant-life, and.
much after the manner of the "1'oor
Scholar" in Carleton's itathetic tale, gained
enough learning at sixteen to teach a small
private school; soon became a tutor; en
tered St. John's college, Cambridge, in
IsOJ: obtained his B. A. degree fonr years
later; was ordained to a curacy; and we
find him, on his marriage, in 1812, to Ma
ria Branwell, a sweet and gentle Cornish
maiden of Penzance, the incumbent of the
church living at Hartshead, a little village
near Huddersfield, abont -twenty mites
aenws the moors, to the southeast of Ha
worth. Ihey were five years at Harts
head. Then Mr. Bronte was transferred
to Thornton, another Yorkshire West Ri
ding moorland hamlet, "owre the staires,"
that is, over the stairs, or hills, four miles
south of Haworth; the gray old octagonal
chapel-tower at Thornton being visible
from the heights ot rsrowmoor. jusi over
there across the valley. Mr. Bronte was
given the living of Haworth in lb"20, and
with his tannly toou possesson ot tne old
parsonage jnt as you see it to day. He
remained until his death in 1S(1, a period
of forty-one years, the incumbent of St.
Michael and All Angels, this now world-
famed church, which with the parsonage,
grave-yard and these closeiy-hnddled
houses ot stone make up a grim old vil
lage picture.
It will be yonr tortnne to ue driven
from this parsonage door, just as was Miss
Thaekery and spoih of English literators
in the past; ns was the Rev. 1 r. Theodore
F. Clarke, of Brooklyn, only last smiuraer;
and us I was yesterday Cut you may see
the old graves the Brontes saw; wander
upon the moors they knew; (study the an
cient tower that eseaiied the vaudals'
hands; and stand beside the memorial tab
lets to be one family that made all Ha
worth a shrine. Then, if you will be cau
tions, aud will assure the aiuiple-hearted
old creature that you will not betray her
confidences to the present preeions iuenm
bentof St Michael's, with old "Suwy"
RanlKilen half, blind and deaf, qnite four
score vears of age, but with her love for
the Bronte family flaming deeper and
brmhter as the end approaches you may
go over all the sad, sweet story: Of the
pious yet stern old cnraie s naworin min
istrations; tbe loss of the gentle, patient
mother; the death of the older sisters; the
curse of the wayward brother's life and
terrible death: the grim, nnshaken sense
of duty shown in the surviving sisters
holding the sunless home together; and
then all the long years of iron-hearted
struggling by the three sisters, "Cnrrer,
Kills and Acton Bell, respectively jnar
lotte, Emily and Anne Bronte, to reach
the mighty world-heart with their far
away, unknown voices and pens; the final
victory and rejoicings: the coining to the
gray old village of the famous and great
to do honor to tne now wonurous ioik oi
the parsonage; the loss of Charlotte's two
sisters within one year: her own brief and
happy wedded life and ultimate death: the
later death of the sturdy old father: the
death, bnt tbe other day, in Ireland, of bis
surviving sister, the last ot tne lironte
family; and, finally, the crooning gossip
about Charlotte's husband, Mr. Nii-holls,
once the enrate here, and now a white-
haired English farmer; all in so tender a
way that yon will more and more love the
very earth these tierfeet women trod.
From one s longing loitering about Uie
old iarsonage wheie now the spirit of en
vy and bate rejjeis all v. no come pilgrim
inc to the former nest of genius aud love;
from wandering over tbe moors to which
the father and all the talented sisters were
so passionately devoted: from dreaming
about tbe ancient c-hurr.h-yard with its
dank graves and soaghing willows: and
from hushed and pensive lingering witnin
the church by the very spot where all these
loviug and loyal, sad and tempestuous,
hearts are resting in tbe eternal uleuces
it is a delight, if still a melancholy pleas
ure, to turn to an humble home not
stone's throw from parsonage, church and
graves, where a younger, cousin ot Char
lotte's faithful nnrse, Martha Brown, have
with dogged fidelity to a generous senti
ment gathered together many of the acat-
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of three generations so strongly demonstrates and illustrates my theory
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tered relics of the old Bronte household.
With marked contrast to the clerical bmta
who has repeatedly declared that the name
of Bronte was hateful to him: that it was
not his duty "to maintain a show-place for
strangers, bnt a house of prayer for the
praise of God;" that the memory of this
family represented to him merely "a re
collection of a predecessor incumbent:"
and who has done everything in his little
power to destroy the greatest and least
vestiges of as noble and tender personali
ties and influences aa ever hallowed Eng
lish soil: this young man, a poor man be
sides, Robinson Brown, of 133 Main street,
Haworth, has passed a life of sacrifice and
almost personal want to secure these pre
cious relics and to generously welcome all
strangers who may wish to see them. His
home is the only real Bronte shrine in Ha
worth. The enrate rules the village with
a spiritual rod of iron, and this local au
tocracy makes it treason in Haworth to be
interested in Bronte relics and memorials.
Despite it now and then the old, old folk,
and the hnmble workmen of the factories,
who secretly adore the writings ot Char
lotte and the memory of the noble family,
steal in here by these mute bits from the
old home, weep over them and steal away
again, trembling from fear of discovery
and proscription. Tbns the curate main
tains "a house of praver for the praise ot
God" in the Haworth of to-day.
Mr. Brown's collection comprises a few
paintings, many drawings and several
specimens of needlework, all done by
Charlotte. There is a drawing, in sepia,
of a revenue cntter becalmed at sea in soft
and humid moonlight. The pencil draw
ings are numerous. Three of these are
remarkably true to nature. Two are of a
laughing and a crying child. The other is
a river-bridge and mountain scene, full of
delicacy and feeling. Her skill in needle
work, and what would now be termed art
embroidery, was superior. An extraordi
nary piece ot this needlework is a study Of
a youthful shepherd and chepherdess tend
ing a flock of moorland sheep, the faces
all being partially laid in with water col
ors. The only painting of Charlotte in
oil, done during her lifetime, is also here. .
There are several of her letters in her
wonderfully minute and perfect chirogra
phy; and one was particularly interesting
to me becanse written to the "old Sasev '
I had seen. It is dated Haworth, June 13,
1848. Snsey had left Haworth for a little
stay at York. Miss Broute writes:
I was afraid that at lirst you would n- -t fori
very comfortable anions stranewt.; i-r- n w ho
have lived most f their lite in a quitn l.tale
plaoe like llAworth fin-l a r diflxy-noe bt
they fro t. a fnrfth netrliUori.-l a nl ftil'-r I !
ot-iety of axraof-crs. If y-u few t r-.ul -ir-1 atamt
anvthing you will nut fwr-t w ui your betrt
beip and guide in every difficulty, and. w-p.rate4
as you are fora little while lr-m your eanhly
friends. you will humlOy and faithfully n!ml
tbe protection of your friend and father a bt i
in beaveo.
There is also in the collection a spot bed
pnut dress worn bv the novelist; ber
shawl and brooch, aud a lock of ber hair
given by her hnsband, Mr. Nicholla, to
Martha Brown. Several old reviews con
taining notices of the Bronte family and
their work, which were in her pffession,
are here. One. the Ouarterlv Review for
December, 148, hurt her deeply. Its re
view of "Jane Evre" refers to the author
having "horrid taste." Two of the
most interesting articles to be seen are a
water-color sketch by the novelist's own
hand representing "her favorite dog,
Floss," chasing a grouse over a reach of
drear moorland, and a prieltes autograph
copy of "Jane Eyre," the Utter another
gift to the beloved nurse, Martha Brown.
A basketwork doll's cradle, belonging to
Charlotte, is here all but the rockers.
Those have been chipped off and given as
mementoes to pilgrims Ironi onr own
country. There are also a email wooden
trinket-box containing cloak and shoe
buckle, with one or two pieces of ribbon
from the novelist's bonnet; several alabas
ter vases from her room: and a silk patch
work counterpane, one amoug countless
proofs of the dogged patienc" and uncon
querable pluck of tne half-blind author
ess. Bnt a single article remains as a re
minder of the sad career and miserable
ending of Patrick Branwell Bronte, the
brilliant and unfortunate, brother. The
oddest character that perhaps ever lived
in Haworth was "old Bill Brown," the
crabbed Haworth sexton of the Prontes'
time. He was almost immortalized by the
Haworth poet, Harkaker, whose last stan
za upon him runs in this wise:
But think ye. old rase hardened blade,
Knipht of the mattock and the siade
Some lustier brother of the trade.
Perhaps ere long.
May lijr you where you've thousands laid,
Nor think it wrong'
and the capital oil painting of this canny
old character, who reminds one forcibly of
the old wretch who still officiates at
"Scotch marriages,"' at Oietua trreen, was
the work of this misdirected and self-destroying
Grim, gaunt, gray Haworth! Perfect as
were the lives thy sunless ways once
knew: matchless as were the creations
hewn ont of thy heart of stone: dreary as
the skies above thy dank old walls is tby
hard, stern face in all its moods to men.
( )ne leaves thee with a sad and heavy heart.
Edgar L. Wakema.
It never reduces tbe size of a bill to file
it. rii-tsburg C hronicle.
He May I see vou homer She Xo, but
you may watch me start, Epoch-
Uncle Abner (in the city) Howmu h be
these ere handkerchiefs! Clerk One dol
lar. I'ucle Abner Ghee ahizl Waal,
there'll be no weepin' for me at Maria's
funeral. Jester.
"When was it, mommer, that you had
four eyes!" "Don't talk nonoense, Minnie.
I never had fonr eyes." "Then why does
evervone say that 1 got my eye rrom
yon:"' Jewelers' Circular.
He had lingered long, but after a silence
she remarked: "Do you know, 1 really be
lieve J-apa thinks you're dead." "Why?"
"Because he has twice referred to you as
tbe late Mr. Smith." Washington Post
Fancy Fanner Well, Patrick, I hear
that von had a little encounter with my
new Devonshire bull this morning.
Patrick Yis, yer honor.
Fancy Fanner Well, which came out
Pati-uk Shuce, yer honor, it was a toss
up. Boston Courier.
The Book Agent Sir, 1 have here a
work of unusual excellence which I should
like you to examine.
"No use; 1 can't read."
"Ah, but your children."
"Haven't anv! Nothing in the house but
a cat,"
"Possibly you would like to buy some
thing to throw at the cat." Fliegende
A man may srtand at a cansou's mouth
r irm as sumrvwi in am uw,
Theo ro to piecw in acraah
With a ocillar buuoa d"
wa tils taelr;
New York Herald.
of the civilized world cherish grateful
article, or tent by mall. In form of Pills or

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