IS PUBLISHED THURSDAYS AT
THE COUNTY SCAT OF IIOWABD COUNTY,
W. R. & F°.TJ7mead,
I'nbllahrr* mi1 Proprietors.
OFFICE IN CENTENNIAL BLOCK
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
One eopy one year |I.M
One mpv six mom h*
ne copy three months 40
JOHX MCCOOK. H. V.
McCAKTfiY & 31c COOK,
Attorneys anil Counselor* at Law
nracfIce hi all tlie Courts of the State,
Make loans, and ATTEND buy LAY and Helling
real estate and peountlrsto
in Centennial Block, up-stalrs. lfltf
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Particular attention given to collections and
111 (gated suit*. Oftice over Tin: ii:liikof Cresco.
W, K. BARKKII. JF.KEMIAH BARKER.
liAUK Eli BROS.,
Attorney* and Counselors at Law,
Htato and Federal
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
all the Courts of
Office over Zunddowltz store, east aide KIM
Attorney and ConnwHor at IJ«W,
TACOMA, W. T.
Collections promptly and carefully attended
CONNOLLY, M. II,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
CJHUW' Store. Oilice hours, one TO
three p. M. 24-94
C. BENNETT. M. O.
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN,
CUES'. O, IOWA.
at RESIDENCE, iirst door east of
Episcopal Clmrch. .U-.Yi
A. BAKHETT, M. J).. C. M.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Special attention to Surjrery.
Thompson ft Johnson UIIM., ALONGSIDE the bank
Office open uight and tfcty.
W. STROTHER, Proprietor,
The only First-class House in Creaoo- 5tf
J. #. Mason, Proprietary
This house has ben thoroughly refitted an#
newly t'lirnUlnsl, itud will be made a home to
the full watwlaction of it.-i patrons. 30-yl
eilef every Saturday. Goods on
exhibition the morning of the sale. Ladies' DAY
Wednesday afternoon. II. £7tf
Auction Sale*WILL have prompt attention on
IN AN parts of Howard and wast pari of
VOL. XXVII.—NO. 12.
JANUARY 3, 1880 Emperor William
will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniver
sary of his ascension to the throne of
Prussia, should he be alive at that date.
THE agent of an enterprising New
Jersey firm has been fined $50, at Pat
erson for adulterating food, in selling
eggs manufactured, the whites from
albumen and the yolks from ground
carrots and saffron.
THE million dollar Grant monument
fund is growing at the rate of about
$1 ,000 a week, but a little arithmetical
calculation goes to show that twenty
years, or so, must transpire before the
sum is accumulated.
Mu. GLADSTONE is much given to the
fl.se of postal cards for his communica
tions, and he uniformly pats his
name or initials on the address face
of the card, thus subjecting the re
ceiver of the missive to two ccnts
Foujthe year ending December tat, the
receipts from tolls on the Brooklyn
bridge were $618,914 an increase over
11884 of $84,921. The gross receipts
since the opening of the bridge, May
2o, 1883 have amounted to $1,*231,680,
and the number of passengers lias been
IT seems that the President of the
Senate does not become eutitled to the
pay and allowances of the Vice Presi
dent, but is kept down to his senatorial
salary, which is $3,000 less per year
than that of the former. It is under
stood that Senator Sherman will uot
long retain the placc on these terms.
JOHN SELLERS, a farmer of New
Philadelphia, Ohio, has never cut his
hair, or beard, or finger nails, and
never sheared a sheep or plucked a
goose on his farm, his theory being
that nature should have its own way,
and the story reads as if nature had
made a nuisance of Farmer Sellers.
JOEJEFFERSON is now 03 years ^of
age. and is credited with the intention
of retiring permanently from the stage
at the end of the present theatrical
season, and residing permanently at
Orange Island, Florida, where he has
an estate of 10 000 acres. If Rip Van
Winkle keeps away from the stage very
long, it will be quite remarkable.
ONE of the live Vice-Presidents to
die in office was William R. King, of
Alabama, who was elected in 18.»2 on
the ticket with Franklin Pierce. At
the time of the inauguration of Presi
dent Pierce, Mr. King was in Cuba
very ill, and by special act of Congress
the oath of oilice was administered to
him in a foreign land. He was not
restored to health and never presided
in the Seuate, of which body he was a
member for many years.
FROM and after January
auislaction guaranteed. Terms
«J. II. KEI.LOOO,
All work hi hi* Hue
Our picture*of children excel all others in N
WORK the very
I'roin old pictures tarnished in every style and
FINE ART GALLERY,
IS PREPARE* with all modern improvements
to give pcrl'tvt copies of the original. Offlec
worth Sc Nichols. 5-27-tf
Real Estate Office
Improved Farms and Wild Luft
sheik county (OR sal* on the most favi
terms. Real estate of all kinds bought AA4
Money loaned. In sums to suit, on the bast
and rates. Every branch of our business
leeelvs prompt and oarcfol attention
OSes In Centennial Block, Crcsco. Inri
Repres nta the following Insurance Com) antes:
'ienof the Largest, Strongest and
IN THE UNITED STATES.
OVER S21,000,000 OP ASSETS
Pho?nlx. of Brooklyn $4,342
Hartford, of II irtlord, 4.41)1 830
New York Underwriters' Agency 3.C3MH1
Commercial liulon, of London. (I'.S.
branch) 8.868 555
Agricultural, or Watertown l^'i'M
Hun Fire, ot London. (U. s. branch)....
1,. 1886, by
the Postmaster-General, the
fees on international money orders
reduced one-third. At
ceeding $50,'50 cents.
can fnl attention. OiUee over White & MOOH'B
date the following schedule will pre
rail: for sums not exceeding $10,10
cent? over $10 and not exceeding $20,
over $20 and not
$30, 30 cents over $30 and not exceed
ing $40, 40 cents over $40 and
THERE are now 211 countries using
postage stamps, and it is estimated
that every year 50,000,000,0(H) letters
Are posted in the world, America lead
ing with 2,500,000,000, England com
ing next with 700,000,000, and even
Japan passing 95,000,000, through the
mails. Postage stamp* were first used
in Great Britain in 1840, Brazil being
the next to adopt them in 1943. The
use of postage stamps in the United
States began in 1847.
Mis-i CLEVELAND seems to he en
dowed with that good sense which en
nbles her to discharge her social duties
at the White House without producing
murmurs of discontent. For the New
Years reception, fortunately Mrs.
Bayard is in health warranting her
presence, so that the will not in? repre
sented by her daughter, and the mar
ried ladies of the administration will
all have the places properly theirs.
For the weekly receptions during the
season, Miss Cleveland does not intend
to have the ladies who may assist her
placed in a liue, but will have them
scattered informally about the room
and any question of precedence will be
impossible. Miss Cleveland's social
policy has the approval of the best peo
ple in Washington society.
THE lato Robert Toombs graduated
at Union College, N. Y., when he was
eighteen, and began the practice of
law at Washington, Ga., when he was
twenty-one. By the time he was thir
ty-thrce he had accumulated from his
practice $150,000, his income having
been $20,000 for several years. Later
in his life, his professional income
amounted to $40,000 annually. A pccu
liarity of his character was that he was
not born to obey. During the war the
Georgia legislature urged the farmers
to plant no cotton, but raise food for
the army. When he heard of it, old
Bob planted his whole farm to cotton
state insuiiuioc m„ ef lies Moines sio.Ttf
Western lioiae. of Sioux City, W o
(terman Fne. of Peoria 8!M
American central, of St. Louis, 1,1 va
Insure your property.
C. K. BERG,
legislature can't run my farm,'
he said, "such authority was never
delegated to it, and I will run my farm
to suit myself." This trait in his char
acter made him an unsuccessful leader
n politics and military life, though be
was himself never beaten in a popular
election and was in active public life
from 1837 to 1865, serving in the
State legislature, both houses of
congress as we.l as in the
confederate cabinet and
EVENTS OF THE DAY.
Death of Robert Too mix*.
Gen. Robert Toombs, the great secession
ist leader, and who gloried in being an un
repentant and unreconstructed rebel, died
at his home at Washington, (la., the loth.
Robert Toombs was a native of the place in
which he died, and «a born in 1*10. He
received a finished collegiate and law edu
cation, and early in life took a prominent
part in public a'ffairs, which he continued
to do up to the collapse of the rebellion,
Of late years ho has been living qsietly.
patiently awaiting bis end. For several
days bofore his death he was unconscious,
Anally passing quietly and painlessly
A terrible accident occurred the night of
tbe l.'th, on the Georgia Pacific railroad
near Atlanta, Ga., by which twelve per
sons were instantly killed, and many
others injured, several fatally.
Monday, Dee. 14.
SENATE—A memorial for tbe admission of
(South Dakota as a state in the Union, and
Senator Harrison announced he should in
troduce a bill forsuch admission at an early
date. Heuator Hoar iutrodticedJj%l ill for
tbe presidential succession. The ewumittoe
on appropriations as iucreasedtoten mem
bers, and Henator Logan appointed the ad
ditional meu)ler. The bill making the sal
ary of U. K. district judges per an
num, was reported favorably and placed on
Hot ,-E.—The new rules were "reported by
Mr. Morrison, ordered printed and laid
over. Mr. Weaver attempted to have a
call of states for the introduction of bills,
but objection was raised and finally that
and all other matters were disponed of for
the day by nn adjournment.
Tuesday, nee. 15.
BUXATK-Tbe Senate passed its first
measure, a bill relieving Gen. Alexander
1'. LawtouJ of Georgia, of his politics
disabilities. Senator Edmunds introduced
a bill granting a petition to Mrs. Gen
Grant, and another granting her the
franking privilege. Other bills introduced
were: Hv Senator Sabiu for an appropria
tion of #100,1 00 for a public building at
Stillwater by Harrison, for the admission
of South Dakota by McMillan providing
that all lands granted the Kioux City & St.
Paul railroad, except ten sections per
mile of constructed road, shall lie resumed
by the United States by Jackson,
for a constitutional amendment provid
ing that the president ana vice
president shall be elected for six years and
be ineligible to re-election. The remainder
of tbe session was pa6sed in discussing
amendments to the joint rules.
HorsE—'The entire session was devoted
to discussion of the rules, without reaching
Wednesday Dec. 10.
SENATE—Bills introduced: By Senator
Ingalls for determining the existence and
removal of the inal li .y of the pres'dent to
discharge the duties of his ofHce by Sena
tor Manderson granting pensions to all per
sons who served one year in the late war
by Senator Plumb, to extend the bounty
act to soldiers discharged for disability
within two years of their enlistment. Sen
ator Butler offeie I a resolution, which
went over, for an investigation as to the
authority by which a so-called legislation
bas been orgauized in Dakota territory.
Senator Hoar's bill for the presidential
cession was taken up and discussed at
length, but without reaching a vote on any
point, it was laid aside ami an executive
session held, after which adjourned.
Hoi si:—Consideration of the proposed re
vision of the rules was removed, and con
tinued duriug the session.
Thursday, Dec. 17.
SEX ATE—Bills introduced: By Senator
Manderson, for the establishment of a
branch Soldier's Home in either the States
of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado or
Dakota territory by Senator lugalls to
authorize tho construction of a bridge
across the Missouri river at Pierre. Dak., al
so, to provide additional judges, and two
additional land districts for Dakota. The
resolution of Senator Butler, inquiring by
what authority a so-called
was being held in Dakota, was briefly dis
cussed, Senator Harrison sustaining the
action of the territory, but without action
was laid aside, and Hoar's president
ial succession bill taken up. After
remarks by Edmunds and Evarts, a
vote was taken on the former amendment
to strike out tbe clause dispensing with a
new election, and it was rejected, yeas, 'Jl,
nays 31. The bill was theu passed as it
came from the committee, when adjournal.
He i SE—An effort was made to take up
new busiuess, but refused, aud considera
tions of the rules resumed, aud continued,
throughout the session without definite
Friday, Dee. IK.
SENATE—The bill granting Mrs. Grant a
pension of per annum is favorably
reported and passed. Senator Hampton
introduced a bill making it unlawful for
senators and representatives to solicit
appointments to oftice. Senator Butler's
resolution of inquiry in relation to the
Dakota legislature was then taken up, but
no action was reached and an adjournment
was had to Monday.
HOI *E.—Immediately upon coming to
order consideration of the rules was re
sumed and after a general fusilade of talk,
and the rejection of several amendments, a
square vote on the report of the committee
wras taken, and the report adopted, yeas
nays 70. The most important change
made by the new rules, is in taking consid
erable of the business heretofore goiug to
the committee on appropriations and di
viding it up among other committees,
resolution was adopted for a holiday re
cess, commencing Monday, the \!lst, to con
tinue to Jan. 5. The senate bill granting a
pension to Mi's. Grant w as taken up and
passed, Mr. Price of Wisconsin, alone vot
ing in the negative. Adjourned.'*
Saturday, Deo. $0*
SENATE—Not in session.
HOI^E -Four special committees were
ordered on the recommendation of the
committee on rules, viz: On the election
of president and vice president: counting
tho electoral votes and the succession re
form in the civil service American ship
building, aud the alcoholic question. Mr.
Findley asked unauiuious consent to take
up and consider the seuate presidential
succession bill, but objection being made it
went over. A call *of the states for bills
wes refused, but a few were introduced,
among them two relating to pensions to
soldiers of the war of 181'J, aud one apply
ing provisions of the arrearages act to per
sons pensioned by special act.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Among the presidential appointments
sent to the Senate for confirmation the
15th, were the following for tbe officers
named in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Dakota
Wisconsin—Edward C. Wall, First dis
trict A. C. Barkinson, Third district
Owen A. Wells, Third district J. M. Mor
row, Sixth district A. H. Kuhlemeier,
Indian Agents—Thomas Jennings, Green
Bay, Wis.: J. T. Gregorv, La Pointe, Wis.
Charles Hill, Lantee, Nel. William W
Anderson. Kentucky, Crow Creek and Low
er Brule, Dak. Charles E. McCesney, Chey
eune river, Dak. Israel Green, Sisseton
I)ak. J. W. C. Raiusie, Devil's Lake, Dak.
James McLaughlin. Standiug Rock, Dak.
Henry R. West of Ohio, Fort Peck, Mont.
Peter Ronon, Flathead, Mont. H. E. Wil
liamson of Mississippi, Crow, Mont. J.
McKinuey of Missouri, Uiutab, Utah.
Registers of Land Offices--William Smith
Crookston, Minn. R. N. Marble, Duluth
l'homas F. Cowing, Fergus Falls, Minn.
William P. Cliristensen, Redwood Falls.
Minn.: G. W. Warner, Tracy, Minu. Er
nest Horan, Eau Claire, Wis. J. B. Webb,
LaCrosse, Win. S. E. Thayer, Wausau,
Wis. J. S. McFarland of Illinois, Huron
Dak. Mark W. Sheafe, Watertown, Dak.
Samu«i W. Laughorne, Montana.
Kent to the Senate.
ffee President the istb, sent to the Senate
CRESCO, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24,1885.
Die following nominations of postmasters
in Minnesota and Dakota.
Dakota—Lislion, B. B. Breed Larimora,
O. T. Lashell Bismarck, ,M. P. Sletterly
Pierre, E. B. Miller: Huron, G. J. Love
Watertown, T. M. Thomas Woonsocket,
Cornelius Carr: Ipswich, J. D. Pratt:
Ellendale, F. G. Horton.
Minnesota—Spring Valley, D. A. Sulli
van St. Peter, J. Delaney: Crookston,
A. McKennon Mankato, J. C. Wise
Winona, W. J. Whipple Shakopee, C. J.
Strunk Faribault. J. R. Parshall.
4fte?Hth the President sent tbe following
Wisconsin recent appointments to tbe sen
ate for confirmation: Wisconsin—Tomab,
P. H. Hitchcock Oconomowoc, C. B. Dra
per Lake Geneva, W. Brown Depere, E.
Vanlastelle Boscobel, J. Pepper Wau
sau, V. Pringle Viroqua. W.N. Eaton
Superior, U. A. Barton: Ripon, A. Ever
hard: Richland Center, J. M. Keyes,
Rcedsburg, II. C. Blunt Portage, J. E.
Jones: Merrill, W. H.Cannon Medford
11. W. Ryan Marsnfleld, J. W. Beattie
La Crosse, C. W. Burroughs Fort Atldn
sou, D. G. Craig: Edgerton, J. Dawes
Darlington, Oscar F. Blakely: Beloit, W.
F. Half Barber. W. H. Mould Mcnasha,
urtis Reed Monitowoc, A. Poening
Grand Rapids. P. McComley.
A New York dispatch of tbe I'.'th says:
tbe news is received from Koa Chung
province of Kwong Tung, China, of a war
between the villages of Ko and Ju, growing
out of the dedication of a sacred temple, iu
which Ioth villages had been destroyed,
and *.«* persons killed, 400 being burned in
Fearful Mine Dl«a«ter.
Advices from St. Peteisbarg, Russia, the
tilth, say that v terrible dynamite explo
sion had occurred in one of the Siberian
mines, the number of killed being placed at
from 400 to 1.000.
Terribly Destructive Stoma.
Advices from Panama of tbe ITtb, say
that a cyclone at Colon commencing the
'id, did an immense amount of damage to
property and sunk sixteen vessels with
A «reat Bridge Collapses.
By a great rise in the river Seine at Par
is, tbe lTth, several piers of the Point de
Neuf, the largest bridge in the city, were
washed out and the whole superstructure
South Dakota Legislature.
The Senate and House of Represents*
tives of the legislature of South Dakota,
met for organization at 12 a. m., at Huron,
the 14th. Afterfswearing in the members,
permanent organization was affected by
the election of officers as follows: House—
Speaker. T. V. Eddy chief clerk, Thomas
McConnell assistant clerk. Peter Rayem
sergeant-at-arms, Charles A. Neer. Sen
ate—Secretary. John H. Drake assistant,
George L. Brackett enrolling clerk,
J. M. Pieston engrossing clerk,| Thomas
Gawiu sergeant-alarms, T. B. McCoy.
Both houses then adjourned to Tuesday
forenoon, when the governor elect -will
deliver his message.
The8outh Dakota legislature the 15th,
met iu joint convention and listened to tbe
message of Gov. Mellette, after whieb
the? two houses met separately and pro
ceeded to ballot for U. S. senators, with
the result that Judge G. C. Moody, for the
long term, and Judge A.J. Edgerton, for
the long term, received a majority of the
votes cast. Iu the senate Moody received
a'l tho votes cast, while Edgerton received
Ti votes aud Hugh J. Campbell 3 votes. In
the House Moody had 70 votes and Camp
bell for the short term the vote was
Edgerton M, Campbell :t5.
"This Ends it AIL"
Frank Hunter a farmer and livery
proprietor at Coopertown, Dak., 28 years
of age, blew his brains out the 17th. He
left the following note: "This ends it all.
1 have no further use for the gun, and
return it to Stevens & Enger. My carcass
goes to the dissecting room my last re
quest, Mr. Coroner." Hunter was in
partnership with a brother, and trouble of
a busiuess nature is supposed to have led
to the act.
Not the Man.
A telegram from Fargo, Dak., ttwldtli,
reported the.discharge of .H. Cole, arrested
on suspicion of the murder of Kopf,the man
found dead in a grain car at Duluth some
time since, investigation failing to connect
him with the dead.
Adjourned Sine Die.
The South Dakota legislature the 17th,
after the appointment of the usual
legislative committees, and fixing the
salaries of officers, adjourned subject to
call of tbe GDV«HUMR «ad QPEEKER OL tbe
A bouse owned by George Wood and oc
cupied by a German family named Gruht,
was burned at Moorhead, Minn., the 16th.
Wood lost f(i00. The family were recently
from Germany, and were accompanied by
Herman Rothe, who lived with them, and
who claims that^f 3,.V)0 in greenbacks iu a
mahogany box in bis room, was burned
with the building. It is also stated that
Rothe and Gruht brought over 10,000 to
invest in farming lands, and were just
completing a bargain for land when the
Convicted of Kmbessleiuent*
At Willniar, Minn., the istli the jury in
the case of the State vs. John Hultsgren for
robbing tbe county of fr.000, returned a
verdict of guilty. The robbing took place
May Hist last. June 2, Hultsgren, who was
register of deeds, was arrested on suspicion
subsequent to which he confessed, adding
thai he had intended to decamp, but when
the time came he could not leavo his
Death of Win. Fltt Lynde.
Boa, William Pitt Lynde, of Milwaukee,
one of the most eminent men of the Wis
consin bar, died tbe morning of tbe 18th
aged »vs years. He was a native of New
York, and removed to Milwaukee in
1S41 He served in congress two
terms, was U. S., district attorney for
Eastern Wisconsin and a member of both
branches of the State legislature.
Murder In St. Fanl.
The night of the 19th, a number of col
ored men gathered iu a colored house of
ill-fame, corner of Cedar and Eighth streets,
St. l'aui, got into a quarrel during which
a mau supposed to be Fred J. Wade, was
cut iu the neck, causing bis death in a short
time All the participants in tbe row
scattered quickly, but one, S. H. McFar
land, was arrested on suspicion of doing
The annual building review of Minneap
olis, published tbe 15th, gives the total ex
penditures for 1885, as |S,484,165.
Fire the 14th at Minneapolis, destroyed
one branch of the extetsive furniture
manufactory of D. M. Gilmore A Co.,
inflicting a loss of f16,000, fully covered"
Building In St. Paul.
The annual review of the building impro
vements iu St. Paul, published the I5tb,
showed an aggregate expenditure of
19,103,700, against $7^66,477 in 1884.
A QUAKER'S CHRISTMAS EVE.
How slow and soft the snow-dress laUs
Upon the viue-deserted walls,
As if some gracious soul, intent
Upon the one sweet deed it ment,
Since in its grace such bountv lay.
Should wrap each bare thing on the way,
Till all things white and whiter grow,
Except the shadows Earth must throw.
Tbe tender gray, the peaceful white,
A Quaker sitting make to-night
Ana so this moonshine, which is shade.
Only a little lighter laid,
Into my heart-still mood has crept,
With such a glow as sunrise kept
When youth and Benjamin were mine.
Ah! swift the slowest years incline,
And sunrise bas no story now
To move me like the night and snow.
If those unquiet bells would cease
Clashing their peals across this peace,
seems the hour's rare silentness
en worldly hearts might chide and bless,
And lift tbe lowest heavenward
To greet the birthday of tbe Lord.
I can not think the loudest bells
Can otter what a pure voice tells
Tbe spirit needs no brazen tone
To whisper triumph to His own:
Tbe blessed healing falls to them
Who touch unseen the garment's hem
And hidden deeds are wafted higher
Than chanting of an angel choir.
Hosana still the mad lips crv,
While still the mad hands crucify
out angels watch and women
And theirs tbe Ruing after sleep.
How careth He for Christinas song,
To whom all da\ s and songs belong'
Only an ebbing'love has need
Its high-tide reachings thus to heed.
Always the willing angels sing
To worn-out workers listening
Always our Christ is in tbe earth,
Always his love has human birth»
In joy that crowns our later mom.
As in Jtidean Christmas born.
And yet I mind how every year,
When my ripe birthdays draw anear
Dear Ruth, from out her gayer life,
With worldly hope and wisdom rite,
Comes to the quiet nest once more.
Bringing the smile her father wore.
And little gracious gifts, to tell
She keeps by some high miracle
The simple heart 'neath costly laos,
That needs a double grant of graee.
Through all the years Ruth's tender eves
To mine are openings of the skies
Though love unsaid oe love complete,
I find the special service sweet.
And so. perhaps, these louder chimes,
Smoothing the prose-told hours to rhymes,
Like some rare voice God sets to round
The jarring ones of shriller sound
These spires with grand and silly art,
Climbing to reach the Central Heart
These broken lilies, and the hush
Of feet where leaning angels hush
May be 3 clearer eyes than mine
Fresh spellings of a tale divine.
And He whose birthday knew no bliss
Except a woman's troubled kiss.
May still forgive the foolish art,
Ana hide the meaning in his heart.
ROSE BELL'S CHRISTMAS.
Dainty lacc hangings, rivaling the
frostwork that would be on the window
by morning, framed in the fair face of
a girl, who stood tapping drearily on
the window-pane and looking at the
storm and the people hurrying by
outside. Her face was clouded and
her gray eyes had grown a shade
darker with trouble.
There was snow every whore —tinder
foot, overhead and all around, hurrying
and scurrying into people's faces and
lodging in the folds of every garment.
Tbe traditional old woman must
have been plucking an extra quantity
of geese—for the feathery flakes were
flying hither and thither, hiding all
the ugliness of the street under their
dainty coverings makiug beds of
down of the freshly-raked piles of dirt
still on the street: spreading a snowy
sheet over sidewalk and giving ermine
like edges to door-frames and window
ledges pattering softly against the
glass in the prettiest and most pro
voking way to the girl trying to look
through them. It was a sudden storm,
stealing swiftly at the heels of Indian
summer-like weather that had made
every one quote the old saw: "A green
Christmas makes a full graveyard,''
and no one was ready for it. With
thoughts miles away, the girl stood
looking sadly and dreamily out.
noting everything from tho old woman
bending under a load of wood on her
back, which she had literally fished
out of the lake and which caused the
girl, enshrined amidst comfort aud
plenty, to shiver and whisper, "(Jod
pity tho poor this wretched night!'
The poor old creature with the burden
on her weary back and a burden in
heart that would never in this life grow
brighter, passed out of sight. A portly,
warinly-clad business man, briskly fol
lowed, wrapped in fur coat aud gloves,
his heart, perchance, colder thau the
shivering form of the tiny blue-veined
child that jostled his footsteps as it
was hurryiug through the blinding
snow, vainly drawing the thread-bare
shawl closer. Weary-eyed working
women, tired business mcu, sleek-look
ing young America, and haughty
datues, hurried aloug iu tbe gathering
dusk milkmen whipped their horses,
glad that the day's work was over, and
suow-covered police left the city to take
care of itself and .sought the warmth of
a bar-room fire. Night closcd iu, the
lamplighter was runniug about with
his ladder and presently the lights be
gau to gleam like stars in the darkness.
It was growing colder, but still Rose
Bell stood peering out ou tho night.
Presently a couple under au umbrella
sauntered slowly aloug aud as they
passed in the light of the lamp, she saw
the tall form of the man with beard so
full of snow that he looked a veritable
Santa Claus, bend toward the girl lean
ing on his arm, and though the girl's
face was merry,and her auswer a laugh
ing one. Rose knew that they were lov
ers, scarce conscious of the snow or the
cold, or of anything but that they were
together,hidden as it were by tbe storm
and all the nearer for it." The sight
made Rose draw the curtains aud sigh
as she turned away, shivering, to the
fire, throwing herself down on the rug
and burning ner face in her arms.
Out on the lake the storm was fiercer
than on the land, and a cold, cuttiug
wind was blowing. The cold waters
of the lake heaved dark and merciless,
as a disabled schooner drifted help
lessly about, every now and then the
floating ice grating against her hull
and making the fainting hearts of her
crew ouake with fear. Every hour
the oold became more intense, and the
ioe was getting closer and thicker near
the shore. The crew were freezing
almost in sight of home. What dreams
of warm firesides, of loving, faithful
hearts waiting their coming, must
have filled the hours of the dreary
night-watch. What a night it was to
cling to rigging as the schooner became
wedged and half sank between the ice
the stilled voices will never tell.
The next morning tbe snow bad
ceased to fall, and the helpless schooncr
with its crew still clinging to the rig
ging, coidd be seen from land. Jus
soon as possible a sturdy tug was got
under way and went pViiling fiercely,
but slowly cutting its way through the
fee. Intense as was the cold, a crowd
Soon gathered on the shore, watching
With eager interest. No answering
shout was heard to tbe cheerful halloo
of the men on the tug. Even thing
•bout the schooner was stifl and
motionless. The crowd stood awe
struck. What an age it seemed until
the tug teamed slowly back Then the
crowd rushed toward it and as sud
denly fell back, while the awful
Whisper passed from one to
another, "It's the Merry Bell and
every one on board stark dead, frozen
to the rigging." The schooner
Was only a charnel-house and
the people had been expending
their sympathy upon creatures who had
been for hours beyond it. Among the
crowd waiting on the shore Rose Bell
had stood closely veiled. There had
been tears and screams from waiting
Wives and mothers, but she turned
quietly away, as one in a dream, and,
Walking bliudly. made her way home.
She rang the bell, said nothing to the
servant who opened the door, but
assed quickly to her own room, utter
ig no cry, shedding no tears and threw
herself into a chair before the fire.
Mrs. Bell so found her when she came
In a few moments later and her own
shriek for help failed to rouse her
daughter. Unconsciousness is a bless
ing oftentimes aud «o it proved now.
With the return of consciousness
came memory. mamma, the schoon
er was the Merry Bell, and all aboard
dead, frozen! He
was to come on it! O,
what shall I do?" The blessed tears
came no.v and caused the shrewd doc
tor to nod his head wisely and whisper
to Mrs. Bell, She'll be allright now."
and quietly made his exit. When in
fcis buggy he eon tided to it or his horse,
Humph! A* lover at the bottom of this:
young Cull»ertson, too, I suppose he
is part owner of the schooner. Good
fellow: sorry if he is gone miserable
wayof dying, too and that pretty girl!
Well well! (*ct up, there, Dolly what
arc you about?'' Then the good doc
tor jogged on to another patient and
forgot all about
soou arter breakfast,
little Jack Bell, an ubiquitous
youngster that would some day make
iiis fortune as reporter for a Chicago
daily, ran in briskly, skates in hand.
Hose aud checks
red with cold and
absolutely bulging with news:
"Say, Sis, schooner out there stuck
In tbe ice men sticking to the masts.
Folks sav it's the Merry Bell and, by
George, Sis, I shouldn't wonder
('ulbertson was one of "em. Hope he
ain't, though, for he promised me a
new sled if I would say nothiug about
the day I caught him kissing you."
"Jack!" sternly interposed HIS moth
"Where is it, Jack quick, tell me?"
said Rose in a voice of trembling anx
"Out there from behind DickMait
land's house you can see her."
had skipped away to see
the schooner and hear from others
what ground there was for her fears.
All day she moaned and grieved and
would not B3 comforted, for handsome
Fred Culbertson was her promised hus
band, and she had given all her heart
into his keepiug. When he bade her
good-bye a few weeks before he had
called back at the last, "I'll be home
for Christmas!" He
part owner of
"The Merrv Bell" and had intended
coming back on this her last trip for
The cold continued to increase. The
sky wore a dull, leaden look—natureit
self seemed dead. Rose lay looking out,
and thought of other,hearts saddened
as hers was other homes where the light
had gone out and made them dreary
Mrs. Bell remained during the night
her daughter, petting, soothing,
and comforting, and as the sleepless
hours wore away mother and daughter
grew nearer together than they had
ever been before. Mrs. Bell talked of
the earlj' days of her married life then
of the day when her husband had left
her bright and well in the morning, and
at eveuiug had been brought to her
still aud dead. Rose realized as she
had never done before what her mother
had sutl'ercd. "L'oor mamma, how sad
aud lonely you have been,'" she mur
mured as she dropped into a tired sleep.
The next day was Thursday, the day
before Christmas. Rose opened her
eyes to fiud the maid setting her break
fast on a table at her bedside.
"Look, look. Miss Rose, see on the
window. Sure it's the cars intircly
Sure it's the witches, it is, and Miss
Rose, dear, sure it's good luck it'll
bring. Mr. Culbertson "LL coom yet, or
we'll know it!"
Brighteucd by tho girl's words and
forgetting to be oflended at the frccly
cxpressed opinion, Rose jumped up to
see the wonder of frost work. "Sure
enough, it's a veritable train, locomo
tivc and all. How strange!"
"I don't know what kind that is
Miss Rose, but
cars, it is."
"Get my wrapper, Ann, and bring
my breakfast to the lire, I'll get up.
said Rose, cheered she scarce!V knew
"Will your ma have the tree. Mis
Rose. It's the childers is on their heads
"I forgot it." answered JSC, her
facc clouding. "Ask mamma to come
up as soou AS she is through her break
"It's been over this hour! I'll
tell her, and shall I bring up some
"No, just tell mamma!"
"And here she is herself," answered
she opened the door, and Mrs
Bell came in.
"Yes, and oh, mamma,
look at the
window, Ann says it is good luck."
"I hope it is, 1 am sure, it is certain
ly a strange freak of Jack Frost.
have a telegram from Mr. C'ulbertsou
Rose. He got off at Milwaukee, and i:
well aud safe."
Then a hearty cry came to wash
away the last remnants of pent-up sor
soon bright and hap
py and busy talking of the evening and
the promised tree. So surrounded by
love aud happiness that she forgot the
homes which death had darkened, or
where grim want stared at the empty
hearth, where Christmas was the sad
dest day of all the year: forgot every
thing but happiness.
Christmas Eve a great party of chil
dren and older people almost as bright
as the children wero gathered in Mrs.
Bell's front parlor. Presently the gas
was lowered and the sliding-doors
drawn back, displaying a scene of fairy
like beauty. At the farther end of the
room was'A tree
lit with tapers and
laden with things of beauty and in the
back-ground of greens and flowers
were scattered the things too large for
the tree, among them Jack's sled.
How the children screamed when old
Santa with snowy
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from out the green plants about the
chimney, muttering in a low voice.
From Germany I come as I walk I
jingle, jingle, and the boys call me old
Kris Kringle." Pretty mottoes or mes
sages of love were with all the gifts
that old Kris scattered among the hap
A brooch, with its diamonds shining
like Rose Bell's eyes, was one of the
many gifts the gods showered on the
Later on. when the tree was stripped
of its gifts, the youngest scion of the
house, little Tom Bell, whispered in
sepulchral tones to his mother:
"I sav, mar Santa Claus is iu there
aud hcTs got his arms around sister
Rose, and ne kissed her. Will he take
her up the chimney with him?"
"I reckon not," laughed Mrs. Bell
come into the other room and show
me your toys."
And Santa whispered: "I came back
for Christmas. Rose, darling. Were
von frightened?"—Chicago Time*.
Three bottles of Athlophoros have
entirely relieved my brother-in-law.
Louis Zimmcring, of rheumatism,
which formerly troubled him and he
can work without tho least incon
venience. William Sommers, fore
man for B. F. McMillan & Bro., Mc
€SI*l Car Conductors.
In Chilli, young women figure as car
conductors. The experiment was iirst
tried during the recent war with Peru,
and all tbe able bodied men were sent
to the array, and proved so success
ful that the practice of their employ
ment has become permanent, to the
advantage it is said of both the com
panies, the woman and the public. It
is very mid to see a women with a bell
punch taking up fares, and the iirst im
pression is not favorable but a stranger
becomes accustomed to this as to all
other novelties, and concludcs that it
is not such a bad idea after all. The
conductors, or conduct oresses, are
usually young and sometimes very
pretty, being commonly of the mixed
race—of Indian and Spanish blood
they wear a neat uniform of blue flan
uel, with a jaunty Panama hat and a
many-pocketed white pinafore reaching
from the breast to the ankles, and
trimmed [with dainty frills. In these
pockets they carry small change and
tickets, while hanging to a strap over
their shoulder is a little portmanteau
or shoppiug-bag, in which is a lunch,
a pocket-handkerchief, and surplus
money aud tickets. On paying his fare
each passenger receives a yellow paper
ticket numbered, which he is expected
to destroy. The girls are charged
with so many tickets, and when they
return to headquarters are expected to
return money for all that are missing,
any deficit 'being [deducted from their
wages, which are twenty-five dollars a
month. As an additional check upon
dishonesty, spotters are stationed along
the line, who hop on the ear as it pass
es, count the passengers, write the
number down in a memorandum book,
and jump off. A few blocks further on
another spotter repeats the job, and
these books are compared by the chief
inspectors, to see that the returns of
the conductoress correspond. The
greatest annoyance ta the girls is from
the young men who follow the cars
carrying the pretty one, aud chat with
them on the platform. These fellows
are called mosquitoes, here, because
they buzz and hop and pester people so.
Not long ago a comic pap^r in Val
paraiso published a cartoon showing
a street ear surrounded by insects,
which bore the faces of young men
about town. Some of the fashionable
dudes who obtain this notority were so
chaffed at the clubs, and by their cotu
panions, that they retired into seclu
sionfor a time, until their mortification
One of the most melancholy specta
cles in the world is a human being
shattered and broken down by the use
of ardent spirits. But the defapidation
may be repaired, the human ruin
strengthened aud restored to perfect
soundness by a course of that most
owerful of all vegetable invigorauts,
WALKER'S VINKUAK BITTLIC*.
WHEAT—No. 1 hard,SScn bid December,
8Sc bid May Otic bid, No. 1 Northern
Sic bid No. 2 Northern, 73c bid.
Flour—Patent, fo.00v$5.25 straights
(4.30(^4.75 asked bakers', [email protected] asked
Corn No. 2, 32c bid. May,36c bid.
Oats No. 2 mixed, 28c. bid, 'Wc asked.
No. 2 white 2t»c. bid.
Barley No. 2, 5Sc. bid.
Rye No. 2, 47c. bid.
Flax Seed 1.00.
Baled hay, (7.50asked timothy tfO.M.
Dressed beef, choice steers 7}^c.
veal, 7 (tf sic.
Butter, extra :0c. bid.
Cheese, 7 10c,
Eggs, extra 21c asked.
Potatoes, ft)c per bushel bid.
Live Stock—Sales of steers ranged (3.00
3."0 per loo lbs. Sheep sold at
(3.00 per 100. Hogs (3.50.
WHEAT—No. 1 hard, cash, S9^c. January,
30c May, t)7c. No. 1 Northern, cash, S4
No. 2 Northern, cash, soc.
FLOLK—Patent in sacks held at
(4.1)0(^5.20. In barrels, ([email protected] 20. (5.75
rrftf.00 delivered at New England points
([email protected]'J0 delivered New York and I'enr
sylvania,points bakers' (4.00(rt4.H0.
4Wheat, Dec. Jan. S3J.C.
Corn, Dec. 37Ji" May. 40*fc.
Oats, cash 27%' Dec. 27^.'.
Flax seed No 1. (1.12.
Pork, cash, (9.00(jtt).75 Jan. (10.77'a'.
Live Stock, Cattle (3.3O,tr5.0J: iaoge
t3.40.g3.C.) Sheep, (2.50^3.50.
WHEAT—Cash 82}^c J»«n. S2^c.
WHEAT—Cash, 9oj^c Jan. 91^e Ko. 1
Northern, cash, 87c.
"I half wish you weren't going to
marry Miss Spareribs,'* said old Mr.
Coutious to his son
"Why not?" replied the young man,
"she's worth a hundred thousand dol
"She may be worth it to you," said
his father, "but I doubt if she'll fetch
"She doesn't need to fetch it." said
the young man.
I'm going after
The hand will never be so easily
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EVERYTHING IN THE LUIS Of
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SYMPTOMS OP A
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Thev Increase the Appetite
From almost every section of the
State comes reports of a general Im
provement of the health oi our people
due no doubt to the influence of Dr.
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the lessons you teach from what you
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Enliven your school-room mauner by a
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graciously. You'M be better, as well
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"When I last dined with yon. Miss
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waited on us. Is she no longer with
"No, sir," replied Bobby, "ma dis
charged her because she was too pret
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