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A. »F. JSVXMTI, Manager
Selma, Ala., has sixty artesian wells.
Nashville has a total indebtednes fo
Six editors will hold seats in the next
Georgia Legislature
The city tax in Tallahassee, Florada,
is but seven mills on the $lOO.
Gadsden, Alabama, has doubled its
population in the last twelve months.
Georgia’s surplus crop of sweet
toes will reach 400,000 bushels
Wah Hing and Tin Sing, two China
men, have embarked in the grocery bus
iness at Nashville.
Florida is making preparations to re
ceive an unusually large number of new
settlers this winter.
The Georgia prohibitionists have
nominated legislative candidates in
twenty nine counties.
A meteor fell a few days ago near
Grange City, Florida, killing a colored
women, whom it struck.
The waterworks at Hot Springs,
Arkansas, are completed, and are said
to be the best in the State.
Annie/Hubbard, who murdered her
child in Colbert county, Ala., goes to
the penitentiary for ten years.
The Vicksburg Commercial says la
borers were never in such demand in the
valley of the Lower Mississippi as now.
A complaint comes from several por
tions of Florida that the orange crop is'
.gM&jflk'nut bad, and will be short about
ashes of a common weed, known
Home in Florida as sickle weed, are
almost pure potash, being as strong as
‘baking soda.
It that the orange crop of
xF lorida will this year be worth nearly
double"that of 1880, which brought over
A West Indian has purchased ten
acres af ground near Tampa, Fla., which
be will plant in mulberries for the pur
pose of raising silk-worms.
The Vicksburg, Mississippi, papers
complain that, with a population of
from 15,000 to 18,000, they can count
upon but one mail per week.
A cow fell into a pit near Cedar Key,
Fla., and remained there forty T wo days
without food or water. When discov
ered the animal presented a pitable pict
ure of pelt and bones, but was still able
to walk.
Hr. W. H Bennett, an eccentric citi
citizen of Meridian, Miss., died a day
or two ago; and his estate, valued at
soo,ooo- was left to a negro cook, cut
ting oft his wife and heirs. The will is
to be contested.
Georgia’s corn crop is the largest
since 1859, and will reach 30,000,000
bushels. The oat crop reached 8,000,000
bushels, and the wheat crop 5,500,000
bushels. It is thought 1,000,000 bales of
cotton will be raised.
Mr>.. Ann 1 alley, of Spottsylvania
county, Va., aged seventy years and in
robust health, became impressed with
the idea that she would die at a certain
hour on a certain day. She prepared
for the anticipated event, and, true to
her premonition, her death came.
Goldsboro, (N. C.,) Messenger: A pe
culiar and frightful disease has appear
ed in Northampton and other counties
m the northeastern part of the State.
It is called yellow chills or hemorrhagic
fever, and is generally fatal in its re
sults. Persons affected turn yellow and
vomit blood.
New Orleans will experiment with
mesquite wood for paving streets It
is a native of Texas, partakes almost of
the hardness of iron, is very durable,
and it is believed will make a better
street than granite. It grows abun
dantly in Texas, and can be easily and
cheaply transported.
Afi-s. Lizzie Walley, convicted at
Nashville and sentenced to a term of
three years in the penitentiary for al
leged cohabitation with Owen Prentiss,
ex-city editor of the World, is said to’
be a neice of the distinguished Codfed
erate General Bragg. It is hinted that
I rentiss will be released on bend, and
the case against him will never come to
a trial.
At Columbus, Texas, about twenty
boys, whose ages range from ten to six
teen \ears, about six months ago organ
ized a band of robbers, and since tha
time have been engaged in stealing.
Th®? undertook to rob a freight car,
w hich led to their discovery. They had
a cave abross the river where they de-
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posited their plunder. These boys are
sons of respected citizens, and had no
object in theiving other than to gratify
a desire for adventure, which they had
formed from reading dime novels, a
number of which were found in their
headquarters—the cave.
A writer tetffee Industrial Review
advises the of the bamboo
in the Though’capa
ble of growing mi the inlands, it is said
to be especially Viited to and valuable
for low-lying, tnarshy regions, such
as fringe the Atlantic and Gulf
States. Its uses are numerous. As a
timber for building and construction
purposes, for tools, implements, etc., it
is well known. As an article of food
its young shoots serve as substitutes for
vegetables, and are pronounced as deli
cious. Bamboo curry and chow-chow
are excellent. The growing plant is
invaluable also as a defense against ma
laria, sweeping fires and cyclones.
Dominie Stimson’s WIL
Yesterday’s meeting of the Baptist
ministers was opened with prayer by
Father Stimson, of Kansas. Father
Stimson is eighty years old. and has
preached for fifty years. Stories are
told of him in which those who expect
ed to raise a laugh at the old Dominie
found the tables turned against them
selves in the most unexpected manner.
One runs as follows:
Father Stimson owned a good horse,
but the keeping of the beast was some
what of a drain on the Dominie’s pock
et. and he was in the habit of dropping
a hint to his parishioners once in a
while that a little hay would be accept
able. One day a church member asked
him to bring Mrs. Stimson to dinner.
“Certainly,” said Father Stimson,
“and, as it’s having time, I guess I’ll
put some hay on the wagon when I go
back home.”
“All right, Father,” replied the
church member, “but bring a one
horse wagon.”
Father Stimson took his wife to sup
per in a wagon with an ample hay-rick
that would hold a hay-stack.
“ See here,” said the parishioner, as
he helped Mrs. Stimson out of the hay
rick, “you-said you were going to
bring a one-horse wagon, and now
you’ve appeared with the most capa
cious hay apparatus I ever saw. ’
“Oh, Ive brought the one-horse
wagon,” said Father Stimson, “ but the
hay-rick—that’s a two-horse Lay-rick.”
lie drove away after supper with
twenty-two hundred pounds of hay.
Father Srimson was the lirst to use
Gospel tents in the West. He put them
up himself. A fellow who passed him
oik 1 morn’ng as he was hard at work on
his tent called to him in a lou I voice:
“ Hu-lo there! Are you going to have
a circus?”
“Yes,” said the preacher, continuing
hi-, work without looking up, “ and I’m
looking for a baboon. Don’t you want
to hire yourself for one?”
Ihe preacher was Chaplain in the
Ninth ?ew York Cavalry in the war.
The Colonel was fond of leading the
soldiers through deep puddles at the
regular drill, and the Chaplain one day
rode around the puddle, and thereby
fell out of the regular order. The Col
onel noticed it, and at the close of the
drill, when the officers came together,
said, with a sneer:
“If Captan Stimson is afraid to ride
through muddy water lor fear of sow
ing his clothing, 1 will carry him across
the puddle myself.”
“Thank you,” the Chaplain said;
“but as the Government provides
horses, 1 don t see any reason why I
should ride on a jackass.”—A’. F. Hun.
The Expensiveness of Modern ’Warfare.
The cost of modern warfare is so
great it probably deters nations from
getting into s jr.ons troubles, and for
that reason aids in making arbitration
popular Some idea of the expensive
ness of the bombardment of Alexandria
in July last may be gathered from the
cost or each round fired by the iron-clad
fleet. Every round fired from the
eighty-ton guns on the Inflexible cost
$127.50 per gun. The twenty-five-ton
guns, of which the Alexandra carries
two, the Monarch four and the Terne
raire lour, cost $35 per round per gun.
The eighteen-ton guns, of which the
Alexandra carries ten, the Sultan eight,
the Superb sixteen, and the Temeraire
four, cost $26.25 per round per gun.
The twelve ton gun , of which the In
vincible carries ten, the Monarch two,
and the Sultan four, cost $lB per round
per gun. The Penelope, which alone
carries nine-ton guns, has eight of them,
which were di charged at a cost of
$13.75 per round per gun. The Mon
arch ami the Bittern each fired one six
and one-half-ton gun, the cost being
$8.85 jer round per gun. The Beacon
and the Cygnet have two sixty-four
pounders each, the cost of discharging
which was $4.50 per round per gun.
The Penelope carries three forty-pound
ers, the Beacon two forty-pounders, and
the Bittern two forty-pounders, the cost
of discharging which was $3 per round
per gun. In addition to this there is a
sum to be calculated for the firing of
the smaller armaments of the Cygnet,
Condor and Decoy. Be-ides the dam
age done to public and private buildings
in Alexandria by the bombardment,
Egypt will have an enormous bill to pay
for" missiles ana powder expended by
the fleet in causing the destruction on
shore.— Exchanae.
Eight ladies have clerkships in the
Oregon Legislature.
Oscar Wilde fias cleared about $15,-
000 out of his lectures alone.
It is said that there are one million
more paupers in England than voters.
A crayon portrait of Garfield has
been, by suggestion of the Queen, placed
in Westminster Abbey.
Gkn. Grant has given it out at
Philadelphia again that he has no inter
est in politics or in the present cam
It is said that the Rev. Joseph Cook
is to be the editor of the new Congrega
tionalist paper which is to be started in
The engagement is announced of Miss
Mabel Bayard, daughter of Senator
Bayard, to Mr. Samuel D. Warren, of
Miss Norton, the young American
prima donna, is meeting with a great and
increasing success at the Grand Opera
house, Paris.
Matthew Arnold has discovered that
the great want of the French is moral
ity ; of the Germans civil courage, and
of the English lucidity.
It is said that the invention and sub
sequent improvements of the American
plow made a’saving on last year’s crop in
this country of $90,000,000.
Some one has suggested that Saturday
replace Thursday as Thanksgiving Day.
The idea is not a bad one, as the combi
nation of two holidays would be a satis
factory combination to most people.
Mr. Henry Villard, President of
the Northern Pacific Railroad, has of
fered to endow Oregon University with
$50,000 if the State will increase its an
nuallegislative allowance from to
The steam yacht for Jay Gould, to be
completed by spring, will be constructed
of iron and’steel, and have steel boilers.
It will be 210 feet long, 27 feet beam,
and 16 feet deep, and will have 1,500 in
dicated horse power.
The fastest long run by railway ever
made west of Chicago was that by the
Burlington special train which brought
the Vanderbilt party from Burlington—
-207 miies—at the average rate of fifty
nine miles per honr.
By the death of Sir George Gray, Mr.
Gladstone now sits at the Privy Council
as the senior commoner, having “ kissed
hands on his appointment forty-one
years ago last September, when the
queen had been only four years on the
The late Daniel Cook, of San Fran
cisco, left a fortune of about $1,500,000.
He was as poor as poverty itself in 1858,
but between that time and his death, at
the age of forty-five years, acquired
from books an education, and from mines
piles of gold.
Mr. Tilden .is described by the
Yonkers Gazette as greatly enjoying the
newspaper reporta of his feebleness,
while he takes two carriage drives a day,
usually an hour’s walk, and frequently-a
ride of some distance. His eye is bright,
and his mind clear and quick.
The wampum belt which Wm. Penn
gave the Indians in part payment for the
territory now known as Pennsylvania,
afterward reclaimed and held as an heir
loom in the Penn family in England
until 1856, is in the museum of the His
torical Society of Pennsylvania.
Abdul Kerim Fasba El-Zahar, who
is shortly coming to this country to
make arrangements for the emigration of
certain of Arabi Bey’s followers, is one
of the most noted Oriental scholars. He
was graduated at Cambridge University,
England, and he has translated Homer
into Arabic.
An English artist has coma over to
make studies for a painting of the battle
in Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864—Far
ragut’s great victory. The painting is a
private commission, but, when com
pleted, an engraving will be published at
London, and the work itself may be ex
hibited in America.
Estimates of the damage done at
Alexandria during and after the bombard
ment vary widely. Claims made by the
owners foot up to nearly $17,500,000;
but it is said that an eminent authority
has expressed a willingness to rebuild
and refurnish the entire property de
stroyed for $6,250,000.
A villain, who claims to be an officer
in the British army that invaded Egypt,
made a cold-blooded confession to the
London* Vanity Fair. “ After some
Egyptian wounded fired on our men,”
he says, “I ordered every wounded man
to be bayoneted. No end of officers and
men were killed in that way.”
Alexander H. Stephens declared in
a recent speech at Macon, Ga., that the
rheumatism which has disabled him
from walking for the past twelve years,
was contracted during his imprisonment
fc*Tdtt Warren after the war. “ I was
put in a dungeon low down,” he says,
“damp, dripping with water ; walls five
feet thick. I was there three months.
That,’’ he added, “is a part of my war
Anna Dickinson writes to the Phila
delphia Press to say that she has been
slandered by the report that she had
declared against woman’s suffrage. “No
one but a fool would believe the story,”
she adds. She may have remarked that
there was too much voting, but if venal
men have the right, venal women should
enjoy the same privilege. The life com
panions of male brutes “should have on
hand a staff of protection and defense.”
A Connecticut thread manufacturing
company had planned to exhibit at the
Boston fair the old fashioned way of
spinning and weaving cotton in the
South, but have struck an unlooked for
snag. Their Georgia agent writes them :
“I had arranged with one negro man
and four negro women to go to the IF>s
ton fair to spin and weave, and should
have been there now, but some fool
circulated a story that they would be
sold when I got them to Boston, and all
thunder couldn’t convince them to the
In several provincial districts of Fin
land a religious sect has appeared, based
upon the fundamental principal of ‘ ‘fe
male supremacy and male subjection.”
Husbands and lovers bind themselves
by oath to wear whatever yoke their part
ners choosa to place upon them, and
fiirtb4©ore t*> make uurse.i vtxl
confession once a week of all delinquen
cies, A woman who has been chosen by
her sister rulers to exercise unlimited
authority within the community, allots
the penalties, which are promptly in
flicted by resolute matrons.
Fruit Juices.
There is often a decided objection to
the use of our coarsest fruits, especially
in sickness, or when the stomach or
bowels may be in a sensitive state, on
account of the irritation of the angular
and sharp seeds, and peel er skin. Like
the hull of the wheat—or hulls, as
there are five different layers, which
should be removed, in most if net all
cases, from the flour—these seeds and
rinds are often sources of irritation to
the sensitive coats of the stomach, cann
ing many forms of disease, particularly
in the hot weather. It is exceedingly
fortunate that these juices do not re
quire digestion like the solids, but, like
water, enter the system unchanged,
there to he assimilated, of course afford
ing nutrition, with no use of the digest
ive apparatus, or but slight effort, that
of absorption. (If desirable, these
juices may be prepared at this season,
thoroughly scalded, canned like fruit,
kept from the air and in a cool place,
and used in the following spring, when
such are exceedingly valuable, especially
for those having debilitated digestion.)
It is very plain that if they demand
no digestion, still containing all of the
nourishment of the berry, securing rest
for the stomach, the dyspeptic, etc.,
may well use this juice as a substitute
for solids, for sueh a part of the time
as will allow rest, time for the digestive
organs to recuperate and become suffi
ciently strong to perform their usual
amount of labdr.
I will here remark that their use all
the time, instead of at the last meal, or
when the appetite may be particularly
imperfectjwould tend to debilitate the
stomach, since, like all unused organs,
the time would come when it would lose
the power of action. As a general
principle, the substitution of these for
solids for one or two meals at moot,
using the simplest form of solids, as the
raw egg, or boiled rice, would be as
much as would be advisable, save in
extreme cases, when such nourishment
for a week or less would be a choice of
Milk should not be regarded as of this
dass, since it is solidified before diges
tion. It is not a proper drink between
meals, since it requires digestion like
solids. When there is much feverish
ness, with some appetite, the more acid
juices, like that of the strawberry or the
currant, may prove of great value with
out sugar, for that is a “heater.” These
tend to reduce feverishness, though, if
too acid, they may irritate the stomach,
producing the canker.
The fresh juice of the apple—not fer
mented juice, or cider —is very appro
priate and useful, the apple containing
more nourishment than the potato.
These juices may be used with great
propriety when the appetite seems wan
ing, or when but little food is indicated,
for nourishment is obtained without
W hen we asked bur girl to marry us
she said she didn’t mind--and wo have
since found out that she didn’t.— Toledo
Profitable Investments.
' The safest and most profitable invest
ment that can anywhere be found at
this time for money, the use of which is
not needed for a few years, is in the
purchase of well selected real estate.
This general fact probably no intelligent
man would dispute, though some men
deny the application to particular cases
when it does not suit their interests. It
is well recognized that real estate falls
faster, as a rule, and further when times
are good, than any other kind of prop
erty of real and solid value. The in
trinsic value changes on 1 } with the
growth of a community or State, or the
improvement of means of communication;
so that for production or use in residence
or in commerce the value may increase
rapidly and greatly, but can decrease
slowly and moderately. But the price,
on the contrary, depends upon a markt t
that is more variable than almost any
other. At times real estate is who'ly
unsaleable, no matter what its real
value or its price may be. At other
times it is the object of the wilde*t
speculation, with a very little refruice
to the present legitimate demand. As a
consequence when real estate is not
wanted, it sells for a song or not at all;
but when it is wanted, there is scarcely
any limit to its price. Hence, long
headed men are always on the alert to
get possession of real estate after every
period of great depression; to such
shrewd purchases the w hole or great part
of almost every colossal fortune may be
traced. We are just emerging from a
period of unexampled prostration. '1 he
price of real estate has fallen, as it
usually does at such times, in greater
ratio than that of almost any other class
of property of substantial character. Now,
if ever, the purchase of real t state may
be considered certain to yield excep
tionally large profits, if the property is
j udicii>usly sei ec ted.
Another fact, which, as a general one
no intelligent man will deny, is that the
advance in the |>rice, as a rule, is certain
to be greater in Western than in Eastern
real estate. Western States and cities
are growing rapidly; Eastern slowly.
Every man knows the fact, and immense
volumes of statistics could be given to
prove or illustrate it; and yet there are
some men who refuse to admit the
obvious consequence. New York City is
growing in population at the rate of
seven per cent, in five years, and the
State at the rate of 7.2 jper cent., while
Chicago or St. Louis gains 50 or 60 per
cent., and Kansas 100 per cent., and yet
some persons refuse to see that the
value of property in the Western city or
State is certain to increase in the long
run, and, as a rule, more rapidly than
the Eastern. New railroads and greater
reduction in the rates of freight are con
stantly adding enormously to the value
of Western property, and as yet so potent
are interested motives in blinding men,
that there are some who still insist that
real estate loans in Western cities and
Stages, as a rule, are less safe than loans
on Eastern property, where multiplication
of roads is slow’, and tends mainly to
divert residents and industries from
cities that are already over-crowded.—
New York Public.
Slobbering Horses.
Some horses will slobber nearly all
they eat; others when they eat certain
plants, usually in early summer, and
others are never known to do so.
Horses thus affected will, when their
diet is much restricted, sometimes cease
the habit. Clean timothy and red-top
hay, and clean oats fed in the straw
(clean meaning free from weeds or oth
er plants,) will usually cause a con
firmed case of slobbering to stop tem
porarily. A little clover, clover-hay,
rag-weed in the oats, and many other
weeds, are liable to start it again, in
fact, will be quite sure to do so. Thus
it is clear that the tendency is constitu
tional in the animal, that a cause that
would excite slobbering in one animal
will not affect another, and that it is
excited by different plants which the
horse u-es for food, either in the green
or dry state. Besides, the habit is said
to come from partial paralysis of the
nerves of the face, or of one side of the
face. Usually, however, it comes from
some article of food, and it is more
often caused by the second growth
clover than anything else. Veterinarians
have recommended astringents to be
employed in solution, the mouth being
washed with a decoction of oakbark,
witchhazel, alum, etc., but no perma
nent benefit comes from these applica
tions. Partial relief has been experi
enced by confining the horse to a diet of
clover, as this excites the salivary secre
tion most violently. After a few days a
return is made to different food, with
the hope that this sudden change would
stop the -sivc secretion of saliva,
which it ’ J ways does for a while.
—Aqrieiu • '
The Fork.
In the ancient world the fork for eat
ing was unknown, and the well-bred
sought to display as much delicacy as
possible in the operation of conveying
food to the mouth with the fingers, ft
was a thousand years ago when the first
mention of the joreh- tta was made in
Italian literature, end it was then spoken
of as introduced into Venice by a Byzan
tine princess. It was at first not favora
bly received, and for two centuries came
little in f o use, either in Italy or the rest
of Europe. No mention of a fork was
made in the catalogue of the tabic fur
nishings atthe w edding of Maria Sforza-
Visconti as late as 1493. Still, the 15th
century saw its use spreading in France,
ami the 16th in Germany. It was nyC
until the 17th that it was introduced in
VOL. 11. NO 20.
—An exchange asks: “Whatif Pe
troleum?” It is a very easy method of
getting rid of fire-kindling servants. —
Marathon Independent.
—A Baltimore belle has man led a
policeman. His beat was in front of
her house for over a year, and she no
ticed that he never snored.—Philadel
phia News.
—ln 1859 eleven cars managed to
ship all the peach crop of Delaware that
was sent outside of the State by rail.
To-day it takes sixteen engines, 400 cars .
and ninety-six men.
—A correspondent wants to know
“how we pronounce Ras-el-Tin?” We
don’t pronounce it at all; we only write
it. Do you suppose we read the
papers to the subscribers?— Courier
—The Egyptian war will give about a
hundred paragraphers the opportunity
to say that the Bedouins are no great
sheiks, and that no matter how they are
treated they will always Be-do-in some
thing atrocious and inexcusable. War
is, indeed, a great evil.— Siftings.
—A Chicago lady who had gone into
the country at the invitation of some
relatives, wrote to her husband: “Dear
Charley— When I left home I forgot to
bring my slippers with me. Send them
at once.” She received a telegram the
next day to the following effect: “Ex
press companies can’t spare the room
to transport them. Buy a new pair.”—
Brooklyn Eagle.
—Courage.—“Suffering sisters.” ex
claimed the speaker, energetically
shaking the hair pins from her head in
her excitement, “women will never ob
tain their rights until they display more
courage. Let me say to you, in the
words of a famous Freueh orator,
‘Courage! courage! courage!* ” At this
stage of the proceedings somebody
threw a box of caterpillars upon th*
platform and the meeting broke up in
great terror and confusion. — N. Y. Post.
—A nouveau riche had his bouse
robbed of several valuable pictures. Ha
appreciated them because they cost him
a great deal of money, and when he
made his appearance in an art-shop ha
was in a very excited state. “I want
you to get my pictures for me.” ha
said. “What do you mean?*’ replied
the polite attendant “Why, I was
robbed of them the other night, and I
come to you for satisfaction, ” was tha
answer. “But, my dear sir, we are not
receivers of stolen goods, nor are we
detective officers,” said the dealer.
“ Then,” shouted the indignant million
aire, “you had better take in your
sien, ‘Oil-paintings restored.’ ” — Boston
Coi wrier.
—Prof. Storer, a blind musician of
North Adams, Mass., has been appoint
ed a teacher in the Royal College for
the Blind at London.
—Wilkie Collins is paying the pen
alty for trespassing upon the capacity
of that most abused organ of the hu
man anatomy—the eye. His sight is
failing, and he can no longer read or
write. He is dependent upon an aman*
uensis.— N. Y. Independent.
—Ex-Governor Horatio Seymour, of
New York insists that he is an old man,
and it is true that he suffers from physi
cal weakness in his legs, which disables
him seriously in walking; but he retains
his old simplicity of manner and con
versation, as well as vigor of mind. —•
Chicago Journal.
—Mr. and Mrs. Squibbs, of Sullivan
County, Tennessee, were married about
two years ago, and now seven, little
Squibbses make it interesting for the
fond parents. Three of them were
born about a year ago, and the quar
tets are but a week or two old. This
squib is the eighth.
—William S. Jett, the man who led
the soldiers to the hiding place of
Wilkes Booth after the assassination of
President Lincoln, and who, for his
connection with the capture of Booth
and Harold, has been immortalized in
history, wss a few days ago sent to the
Maryland State Insane Asylum a raving
lunatic.— N. Y. Herald.
—One of the most noted women in
New York journalism is Miss Middy
Morgan, who does the cattle reports for
four New York papers, among them the
Tribune and Times. She has acquired
a fund of knowledge of cattle and
horses, both on the farm and turf, which
may be envied by the most experienced
male sportsmen.
—Mr. Mudford, who controls the Lon
don Standard. is sometimes called the
“irresponsible editor.” Though he
owns no share in the paper, the late
proprietor’s confidence in him was so
great that he provided in his will that
Mr. Mudford should have sole control
of the paper while he lived, or as long
as he might see fit to retain it.
—lt is not generally known, says the
Philadelphia Press, that Mr. Joseph
Sailer, who has recently retired from
the financial editorship of the Phila
delphia Ledger, was not only the oldest
editor in that position in this country,
but the first to write a regular money
article for any daily paper, as the
Ledger was the first in this country to
print a money article.
—ln a little red cottage on the shore
of a lake called the Bowl, near Lenox,
Mass., Hawthorne wrote “The House
of the Seven Gables.” Mr. J. T. Fields
used to tell of carrying out to him there
one hundred dollars in advance of work,
but after accepting, Hawthorne’s sensi
tiveness found the obligation irksome,
and he handed it back. “Take it,
Fields,” said he; “the house isn’t Ing
enough to hold it.”

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