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-;V;jrf r- 5 " THE REGISTER. HATES OF ADVERTISING. THE IOLA REGISTER. BTACC. linen . Sinch.. 3 inch.. 4inch.. Col.. XCoI.. 1 Col.. 1 W. II V. t w. 2m.i3m.l6m. 1WSlMlSS0 1TK. PUBLISHED EVEBY SATURDAY. SI 00 ISO wioie ISO 13 3 00 3 50 soo ioo oao iooq 8 30 uoo 15 00 20 CO 25 CO 35 OU 60 bO 100 10 sa 50 400 6 50J10 00 00 12 00 IT 50 ALLISON A PERKINS, FtBLieuiH. S SOi S SO t) SO 12 OU 15 00 ii 00 ttJSOl 10 001 10 00 2 00 27 00 33 00 17 00 38 00 W 00 10 OOiiS 00 22 00 IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. Q-Tnuislent and Legal advertisement mut be paid for in advance. I ocal and Special Notices, 10 cents a line. All letters In relation to business in any way connected with the office sboidd be addressed to the Publishers and Proprietor. Allisox & FlRlUX". TERMS-TWO DOLLARS FEU YEAR. VOLUME IX. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 6, 1875. NO. 45. OFFICIAX. PAPER OF COUNTY. . i ...in '' mijiim ' M.'''lirT-TT1-iarilsfaiftTWffgW gpv .;:v.y; V.--M3P ' -- -7 -' - MgV.-i.. j- ,CW T. .-- - UWjy" BW r - - "T3T5 'J i' " . fT i? . T v - W " justness JJircrtorij. NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. President Ulysses S Grant Yire-lTesident , Henry Wilson Chief Justice Morrison R Waile Secretary of State Hamilton Fish Secretary of the Treasury B II Bnstow Secretary of War Wm W Belknap t-ecretarvof theNavy GeoMBobeson Secretary or the Interior. Columbus Delano Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont Postmaster General Marshall Jewell Sneaker of the House James u Blaine Clerk of tlie -eiiite Geo C J;"1"" Clerk of the House Edward JlePherson STATE GOVERNMENT. -..,... Thomas A Osborn T.b.iitrnant Governor M J Salter Secretary of State THCavanaugh State Treasurer Samuel Lappin Attorney General A M F Kandoluli SUte Auditor. DM Wilder fcup't Public Instruction JohnFraser COUNTY OFFICERS. irWTalcott District Judge X FAccrs Probate Judge Wm Thrasher, County Treasurer JIANeedham, County Clerk G M Brown, Register of Deeds J II Richards County Attorney CM Simpson, Clerk District Court J E.Br)au, Superintendent Public Schools J L Woodin Sheriff Lyman Rboades, Survcjor 1 Horville, 1 A W.Howland, Commissioners Isaac Boncbrake, J CITY OFFICERS. W C Jones Mayor IK Boyd, Police Judge i v Aiipie, 1 X F Acers. J JIIHichards, Councilmen WH Richards, C M Simnson. J John Francis, Treasurer W J Sano Clert James Simpson ....Street Commissioner ;iark Lmeiu aiaraiiai CHURCHES. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Corner of Jefferson avenne and Broadway St. Services every sabbath at li,,J a. m. and 7 p. m. Prayer meeting Thursdav ctenings at 7 p. m. It. K. Mtmi, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN. Corner Jtladison aenue anil Western street, Services 10'i a. m. andip. m. Sunday School at vi a. ni. a. o. llauk, i-asior. BAPTIST. On Sycamore street, fcerriccs every Sabbath at 10,'ia. m.and7p. in. Prayermeetiug on 1 liars day evening. Church meeting at 2 ;. m. on .Saturday lietore the first Sjbbath in each mouth. u. i. h-otd, rastor. Secret Societies IOL.V LODGE, NO. 3S, A F & A Maons meets on the flr-t and thirl situmajs in eery month Brethren in good standing are invited to attend II. W TALCOIT, W M. I. X White, Sec'y. IOL.V LODGE, NO. 21, I. O. of Odd Fel- lon hoi J t'.elr regular 1 meetings cierj 'lues-j ' Uiv ei eu.ng. in their lull, next door north ot the inist oilii ie iituu n,0"uU t l(M(lita . -.v-l cfrttnflm vfm ITlfA.l IICL111VU it few OUUiu Hmi uic ti at via C. il. SIMlOX W. C Jones, e:'y altis. LELAND HOUSE. BD. ALLKX, Proprietor. IOL V, Kax i. Tlds house has lieeu thorouehly reiaircd nid ret1ttel and is now the most desirable place in the city for travelers to stop. Xo pains w ill be lured to make the guests of the Leland feel at home. Baggage transferred to and from Depot free of charge. CITY HOTEL, R ICHARD PROCTOR, Proprietor. Ioli, Kansas. Single meals 25 cents. Day board ers one dollar iicr day. ttontcijs NELSON F. ACERS, Attorney at law, ioii, Alien county, Kansas Hts the only full and complete set of Abstracts of Allen county. FRANK W. BARTLETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Iola, Kansis. Money to loan on long time and at low rates on well ltnpn cd farms in Allen county. ' i! J. C. Mi-muT. J. II. Richards, Counti Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW. Money in sums from S.VW 00 to 8.1,0.10 00 loaueil on long time upon Improved Farms in .Allen, Anderson, Woodson, and Neosho coun ties. yijqsirians. m. hemoss, m. d., OFFICE over Jno. Francis Co.'a Drugstore Residence on Washington avenue, 2nd door south Neosho street. A. J. FULTON, M. D. L. C. P. S. Ont. Canada, graduate Jefferson Medical Colleze, Philadelphia, member of the Alumni Association Jefferson College, Ph sician Surgeon and Accoucher. Offtreand residence over Beck's grain and feed store. Iola. Kas. miscellaneous. L. L. LOW, GENERAL AUCTIONEER. Iola, Kansas. Cries sales in Allen and adjoining counties. H. A. NEEDHAM, COUNTY CLERK. Conveyancing carefully done, and acknowledgements taken. Maps and plan s neatly drawn . a J. N. WHITE, UNDERTAKER, Madison avenue, Iola, Kan sas. Wood coffins constantly on hand and leurse always In readiness. Metalic Burial Cases furnished on short notice. H. REIMERT, T AILOE. Iola, JCansa". Seott Brother's old stand. Clothing maue in oruer in me latest nndbestbttles 7 .ll.hd!.. M.a..V.lu.f iBan lng and repairing done on short notice. 'aiisiuvijun2iu.iiin vm.- J. E. THORP, BARBER SHOP on Washington avenue flrst door south of L.L. Northrup's. Fuel, Prod uce and Vegetables of all kinds taken in exchange for work. Also, a few good tccond-hand Razors for sale cheap; also a fine quality of UairOil. D. F. GIVENS, WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AND CLOCK Repairer, at the postoffice, Iola, Kansas. Clocks, Watches and Jewelry, promptly and neatly repaired and warranted. A nne assort ment of Clocks, Jewelry, Gold pens and other fancy articles, which will lie sold cheap. , JOHN KELLY BARBER. Shop at City Hotel, Iola, Kansas, shaving, locj llair-Cutting, iic; bhampoon ing, 33c. MONEY ON WELL IMPROVED FARMS, on five years time or less at a lower rale of interest TO LOW r than ever before charged In this State. V. B. WATKINS & CO., i-awiruce, Kansas. juris, IJuniboIdf, Parsons or Wichita. iyrl jo) r':::s,v The Christian Union. la announcing his intentions concern ing the specific editorial management of the ChrUtian Union for the coming year, Mr. Beecher says : "With a change in the bnsiness organ ization, I propose to take a far more ac tive part, and to make tbe paper my own in a more important sense than ever it I has been. I shall consider it a parish parallel with Plymouth Church, and shall give it the same earnest zeal that I gave to that ; the same spirit, and the same life and disposition." In addition to this exclusive editorial work, the paper will be the only author ized medium for the publication of Mr. Beecheu's Sermons, delivered in Plymouth Church, and also of a!l his literary productions, including a new scries of the brilliant Star Papers. Rev. Edward EvEUETr Hale, author of "X Man without a Country," &c., Henry Chdrton (Judge Tourgee, of North Car olina), author of "Toinette," &c, and Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, will write Serial Stories during the year. The paper will continue to present as great a variety as possible, by the best contributors. The several departments will embrace the Outlook, or brief com ments on current events, Editorials. Stories, Poetry, Contiibuted Articles on various subjects. Reviews of Books, the Household, the Little Folks, the Church, and the Week, comprising the leading news, both sacred and secular, the Sun- day-School, Inquiring Friends (popular questions and editorial answers,) Upper most Topics, Farm and Garden, and Financial. It is, in brief, a comprehen sive family religious newspaper. The ChrUtiin Union was among the first to offer picture premiums as a means of attracting the public to the merits of its literary contents. This feature was never intended to be per minent. It was simply another form of advertising, and attained its deMred object. In accordance with the original intention, it now discontinues the pic ture premium-", and relics upon the merits of the piper for a continuance of public favor. For the sm ill sum of S3 20 per year, (which includes the prepayment of post age at the mailing instead of the receiv ing oRijj as heretofore), the subscriber receives fifty-tno numbers of the Chris- "2" union, or 1248 pap, comprising not le than I iw thousand three hundred and ei'jnl column! nj reading matter in one year which, if issued in biok form, would cost the subscriber over ten times the sub scription price of the paper. To agents is offered, in addition to a cash commission on each subscription, competitive premiums in cash to those sending the highest lists. Full particu lars in respect to agencies will be sent on application to Horatio C. King, Assist and Publisher, Xo. 27 Park Place. N. Y See Advertisement in another column. lrfrcrfiaentrtif. Oliver Optic's Jlagazine lor Not ember One of the best numbers of the bright est of young people's magazine, in which Oliver Optic continues his new story of 'Going West, or the Perils of a Poor Boy." Elijah Kellogg has four chapters of his entertaining "old times" serial, "Brought to the Front, or the Young Defenders; and Elizabeth Dudley has two chapters of her serial for Girls, "Nature's Scholar." All of which are handsomely illustrated. Then we have more "Reminiscences of West African life," by Edward Dusseault ; a paper on the Caracci Family, by Aunt Carrie. A Horrid Story by A Kanuibell. Ashore at Last, by An Old Salt. The Swiss Hate Society, by L Adams. Irish Bards by Elizabeth A. Davis. The Last Seigc of St. Geoige's, George J. Varney. Original Dialogue, Spelling-Match at Scratch Corner, by M. L. Ricker. Among the poems are "Do a Little Every Day," by James A. Bartlez. The Shower Sylph, by Geo. S. Burleigh. Morning Glories, by Miss M. E. N. Hatheway. The Edi torial tells us something about the num ber of stars we can see. There is a bright piece of Music, "Our Darling;" and four full-page illustrations, beside the Illus trations, besides the illustrated head work, letter bag, and pigeon-hole papers, making this number one of the best yet issued. Oliver Optic, Editor. Lee & Shepard, Publishers, Boston, at $3.00 per year. Sold by all periodical dealers at 2o cents per number. The annual meeting of the Northwest ern Horticultural society was held it few days since at Beloit. Northwestern Kan sas was well represented at the meeting. It was our special privilege to form the acquaintance at this meeting of a good number of men who will take the lead in orchard and forest culture in western Kansas. They do not belong to that class of men who sit down and wait for a country to grow, bet they are those who make it grow. Without question the upper Solomon valley has few equals in the world. It seems but yesterday since the red man hunted the first settlers down the valley; hence the improve ments of to-day are a wonder even to an old Kansan. But while we are ready to accord to this beautiful valley all due praise, as we look upon the substantial improvements that line the banks of tbe Solomon, we are forced to say that it is the men "it is the men thtt make the nation. rnf Uale. A Fellow Senator on Cbandler. The selection of Mr. Chandler for sec retary of the interior brings to that im portant department large ability, unques tioned integrity, and great experience in public affairs. The interior is one of the most varied, complicated and difficult of the executive departments. The Indian affairs, the land office, the pension office, the patent office, the census office, and the bureau of education all come under its control ; and the Indian bureau espe cially has been a source of continual trouble and complaint. Men have not yet been found who will undertake the duties of Indian agents, with their live3 in their hands, cut themselves ofl from all the comforts and securities of civili zation, and devote themselves with apos tolic kindness, unselfishness and loe to the good of men who will take ofl your scalp while you are trying to teach them the catechism. And every delinquency of every Indian agent is uniformly charged to the personal account of the secretary of the interior. Mr. Chaudler is a business man. He ha3 acquired a great fortune by legitimate mercantile operations, lie has distinguished him self by the advocacy of a sound currency, and has long been one of the most relia ble and trusted leaders of the Republican party. He is a man of great thorough ness and industry, for which he will fiud abundant opportunity in his new posi tion, and he is not easily imposed upon No man has been more shamefully lied about, personally, politically and in every way in which disappointed applicants, soured politicians and n-pulsed black mailers exhibit their ven in ;and nobody cares less about it. Ser.n.Lr Anthony in the Providence Journal. Presence of Jliud on I. is Stage. The London Echo give-- the following anecdote from a foreign cmtemporarv: Gobert, the French actor, whose special ty was the impersonation .f Napoleon I., was troubled with an infirmity of mem ory, in co'iepque-tec of v.hioh all letters j banded to him to be read on the stage had really to contain the words he was to deliver. In some military piece or other the emperor had to receive a letter from his adjutant and read it aloud to his assembled officers. A certain Gau tier, the wag of the theater, acted the t'ljutant, and on the evening, instead of giving Gobert the written letter he handed him a blank sheet of paper! The actor took it, and perceiving the trick that had been played upon him, return ed the mNshe to Gauticr, saying with perfect gravity: "Read it yourself, gen eral." Gauticr, who did not know a word of.the part and was too much taken aback to extemporize, could notextricate himself from the position before the pub lic had discovered his discomfiture. Gobert's readiness was indeed almost as remarkable as that of a less celebrated actor, whose forte was the part of Rich ard III. At the approach of one of his best points a hostile clique induced the supers to accost the tragedian with: 'My lord, ue've taken Buckingham and cut his head off." '"Tis well," replied he; "had it not been so, I should have said, 'Oft with his head; so much for Buckingham !' " thus getting in his great effect after all. The DeVib Kiss. Woman's love! is there anything like it? A Canadian's wife has just died in Raleigh, and he has taken her to Canada to bury her under the native sod. She died in a land of strangers, but left be hind her the name of a devoted wife. It was love in death. He saw her sinking fast, he knew it was consumption. He nursed her like a child, the great strong man, and there they were in the room together the night she died. She wanted to see out, to gaze ouc'e more at the world outside, but he entreated her against it, and told her that Xo take her up would make her worse, but she told him she was dying any way, and he lifted her tenderly and walked with her about the room holding her to his breast and showing this object and that, pointing out every pleasant tting, and she kissed him with every breath till tbe lastbieath had gone, and the kiss died cold on his cheek. Woman's love! When God made man, he put all the heaven in wo man's love and told him to win it, and be worthy of it. Tom Evans, in Viels burg Herald. The mistress of a summer boarding house in an interior town, finding herself one day quite at leisure in consequence of the absence of her patrons on an ex cursion, repaired to a neighbor's for a chat. "I should think you would feel lonesome to have your boarders away so," said her neighbor. "Wall," she replied, "I do feel kinder lonesome, but it's a good lonesome. It seems just as it did when I was fust a widder." The Prince of Wales has taken with him to India six carriage horses besides a number of hunters from his stables. During the voyage on the Serapis the Prince's stables will be supplied with milk from two cows belonging to his royal highness. The Serapis has taken two Orkiey heifers, thirteen sheep and three pigs designed as presents for the King of Greece. Repentance THat nature. Was Pre- A remarkable instance of death-bed repentence has just occurred in Butler County, Ky. A man who was very ill, confident that his last hour was fast ap proaching, sent for a magistrate,- and made a confession that in tbe year 1S70 he had murdered a man named Charles Mitchell, on Green River. His story was that during the War he and Mitch ell had robbed a man named Davenport in Warren County, and that in the di vision of the spoils Mitchell had taken mote than his share. In revenge, the self-confessed murderer watched his vie tira for ten years with the purpose of killing him, and at last, when a favorable opportunity presented itself, he shot him through the heart. Mitchell when shot was standing on a barge and his body fell into the river. It was net or found, and though suspicions of foul play were entertained there was no proof ecn of his death. The man who fired the fatal shot, immediately began to get better, and now promises to regain his health entirely. In the meantime the officers of the law are preparing to arrest and prosecute him whenever he has recover ed sufficiently to be safely removed trom his bed. A Littlo ro Sleep. The Legislature last winter appropri ated $4,000 for the use ot Purdue Uni versity iu buying cattle to ntock the farm. A short time since the Hon. John Sutherland, one of the trustees, and L. A. Burke, Superintendent ot the Uni versity farm, went to Kentucky to lay out the money, and in their search fur stock attended a sale in Clark County. Here they saw a very fine young cow of the "Dutchess" family, and they after some consultation among themselves, de cided to purchase her. They didn't say anything about their decision, intending to let the others bid on. the animal and then, at the List moment come in and carry ofl the prize. They smiled know ingly as she was led out, andehuckled as the' thought how well she would look on the University farm. The auctioneer after expatiating on tbe beauties and merits of the animal, called out, "Make your bids, gen flemen," and the Indian- iaus laughed and thought of the $4,000 which was to purchase her. But they stopped laughing when snme one started the bids at $15,000, which was rapidly increased to $17,000, and they came home minus the beautiful cow of the "Dutchess" family. Tun Girls Giving Their Hair a Rest. The hair is to bo worn down, after the manner of the "Pre-Raphaelite la dies," as they are called in London. They originated the fashion of loose hair, and the mode has yielded, settled lower and lower, till to mass your hair in a ribbon upon the nape of the neck, after the whole length has been plaited and then loosened out into the ripples pro duced by its confinement in close strands all night, is to argue yourself not unac quainted with the London haute mode. The front locks arc short, and either lie down in "forehead fringe," or are frizzed, and hang over the eyes. The only de parturc from thcabsoliitc pendant frizzed or rippled hair is the style which bears the unpoetic name of 'door-nob.' This is purely and simply the hair of the wearer without any addition to its luxu riance ; a plaited knob, midway between the top of the head and the nape of the neck. The belles of the day tell us that their hair is "taking a rest." The style will last awhile, they say, long enough to improve their tresses. The Metropolitan. Just after the trial of a petty case in Colorado, recently, in which one Hank Fisher was a witness, three orfour of the lawyers were discussing among them selves the variety of testimony deducted when General B. with his usual vehe mence said, "there never was such a liar on the witness stand as that Hank Fish er; he is undoubtedly the biggest liar I ever knew," when the whole party were somewhat abashed at seeing Hank who heard the general's remark, step up to him, "Did you say I was the biggest liar you ever saw?" "That is about what I said," stammeringly came from the general, who expected a fight Hank eyed hi-n for a moment, and then said, "I guess you didu't know my brother John." In the district court of Shawnee county last Friday, the case of Geo. W. Crane vs. the Topeka Bank came up on demurrer to the petition. The plaintiff claimed the interest in excess of 12 per cent, paid to the bank on loans in all transactions between the late firm of Crane & Byron and the bank, extending over a period of five or six years. The defendants demurred, and the court sus tained the demurrer on the ground that usurious interest cannot be recovered after payment. The plaintiff's counsel excepted and the case will go to the supreme court. If Judge Morton's de cision is not sustained then all interest in excess of 12 per eent. paid to banks or others in Kansas can be recovered on suit. Nobody likes to be nobody, but every- body is pleased to think himself some body. And everybody is somebody; but when anybody thinks himself to be somebody, he generally thinks everybody else to be nobody. Death-Bed Revolutionary Hats. An interesting Revolutionary relic, of special value in view of the approaching centennial, was discovered in an old house in Minor street a few days ago. Workmen have been engaged for several days in tearing down an antiquated building at No. 513 in that street, and they went into the attic of the rear building. The roof had been left entire but while some of the men were tearing out the solid partitions others began to tear down the ceiling. A heavy thrust with a crowbar brought a large section out in a lump, and, much to the aston ishment of the workmen, a shower of heavy leather hats and caps poured out from between the calling and the rafters and rolled at their feet. They were ot all sizes and of several different patterns, and when the men got the accumulated dust brushed off it was evident that they had unearthed the head gear of a band of revolutionary soldiers. Some of the the hats high in front and low behind, with no frout piece, but with a heavy leather guard at the back to cover the neck, closely resembled those worn by the Hessians ; but others, of different shapes, and especially the large-topped caps, were unlike the Hessian pattern, and looked as though they might have belonged to artillerymen or cavalrymen. One ot the high hats much brighter and better preserved than any of the others, had evidently belonged to an officer, and was ornamented with stripes of yellow paint. It had a glazed surface resem bling patent leather, and was immedi ately appropriated by Mr. Joseph L. Likens, the builder in charge of the house. Mr. Likens and Mr. Malsbury, the bricklayer, who are taking down the house, had the hats piled in the corner of one of the front rooms, and, after many of them had disappeared with the army of relics hunters, who soon crowd ed the building, more than two hundred were left. The building in which the hats were found is a low three-story brick, with old fashioned square windows glazed each with twelve of the tiny panes of glass that the old-time builders used. It stands on the, site of what was for some time Washington's headquart ers, and it is said that at one ti me was used as a barrack for British .roops. It has lately been used as a paper and rag warehouse. Philadelphia Times. I'oi-.ted- Ex Speaker James G. Blaine, in a speech at Portland on the 11th instant, talked as follows about greenbacks : During the first vear of the war the United States found its treasury empty, and we were spending $2,000,000 per day. The Government hadn't money, and to raise it did what the individual docs gave its note for it and stamped upon it what the individal cannot that it should be legal tender for debts. This act was debated long and ably in the Senate, and the great constitutional law vers, among them foremost the late Wil ham Pitt ressewlen, were in serious doubt if the United States had the power to issue these notes. The fate of the nation was in the balance, and they threw tbe constitutional doubt in the waste basket, and voted for the legal tenders and saved the nation. The Democrats, some of the same that are now clamoring for more greenbacks, every mother's son of them voted against the measure. But it was carried. The first i-sue was $130,000,000 and it went like the dew before the sun, and before the close of the session another $150,000, 000 was issued and the gold began to rise. When congress next assembled another $150,000,000 was issued, and in this very bill was inserted a provision binding the nation that in no event should the legal tender issue exceed $400,000,000. It was deemed necessary intmlcr that the credit of tbe nation should be kept up that there should be a limit, and we pledged ourselves to the money-lenders of the earth that in no event should the legal tender issue ex ceed $400,000,000. We carried on the war without exceeding that amount, and now, ten years after the war has ended, when the revenues are abundant and the national debt is being paid ofl at the the rate of $1,500,000 a month, I can conceive of no dishonor more absolute than the violation of that pledge. Almost of more importance than the form in which food is given, is the fre quency and regularity of meal. The liorse's digestive organs are not costruct ed for long fasts. Long intervals with out food produce hunger, and hunger begets voracity; food is lo!ted, and in digestion and colic follow." This is doubly true and doubly dangerous with horses doins hard work. They come to their long deferred meal not only hungry, but exhausted; not only is the food bolt ed, but the stomach is in such a state as to be incapable of thoroughly active di; gestion. and is overpowered by half the amount of food it could otherwise easily digest. A number of gentlemen in New York City have undertaken the formation ofa fox-hunting club. The sum needed for a commencement is $10,000, of which nearly one-half has already been sub scribed. The price of subscription has been placed at $100. The first hunt will he held immediately after the Baltimore races and the kennel will be established at some convenient spot on Long Island. Girl Carries Plowing. off a Prize for The Quimper agricultural competition took place the other day in the commune of Beuzee Conq, canton of Concarneau, France. A young girl of tbe commune ofLouriec, Mdle. Fournicr, accompani ed by a younger sister ot fourteen, pre sented herself with her implements to contest the prize for plowing. A similar case never having occurred, the judges were at first somewhat embarrassed, but as nothing iu the programme prohibited such a competitor, she was, to her great satisfaction, admitted. She then, with out hesitation as without ostentation, disdaining the laughter and jeers of her opponents, took great pains to see that her plow was in perfect order, and the signal being given, she executed her task with so much ease and address that she did not appear to experience any fatigue. By the unanimous opinion of the com mittee she vas considered to have gained the first prize, not only because her work was superior, but rather because she took fourteen minutes less in doing it than any of the others. The decision was the more gratifying to all present when the fact became known that her mothcr'is a widow; she, being the eldest of four girls, manages by their assistance to do all the work of the farm. The Law in Keranl to Prairie Fires. The Lawrence Journal, after describing the immense quantity of prairie grass now ready to be transported into raging billows of fire, quotes the 'law on the subject, as follows : Section 1. If any person shall wan tonly and willfully set on fire any woods, marshes, or prairies, so as thereby to oc casion any damage to any other person, he shall, upon conviction, be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dol lars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not more than six months and not less than ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Sec. 2. If any person shall set on fire any woods, marshes, or prairies, so as thereby to occasion damage to any other person he shall be liable to tbe party in jured for the full amount ot such dam age, to be recovered by civil action. It adds that the most effectual method that occurs to us, is, after the prepara tion of the necessary fire guards on indi vidual premiset, fur the farmers to or ganize a league in every school district embracing if possible every farmer in the district, for the purpose of securing the observance of the provisions of the law and rigidly punishing every infraction. A Death Fountain- On Nebow Ridge, in this county, says the Reading (Penn.) Eagle, about four miles from Jacktown, and ou the farm belonging to Henry Miller, there is what is called a gas spring. This is probably the greatest curiosity in Pennsylvania. The water is cold but bubbles and foams as if boiling, but the greatest wonder is the inevitable destruction of life produc ed by inhaling the gas. No living thing is to be found within a circuit of 100 yards of the spring. The very birds, if they happen to fly over it, drop dead. We experimented with a snake of the copperhead variety on its destructive properties by holding it a few feet above the water. It stretched dead in two minutes. It will kill a human being in twenty minutes. We stood over it about five minutes when a dull, heavy, aching sensation crept over us, and our eyes be gan to swim. The gas which escapes here is of the,rankest kind of carbonic acid. A Company to Get np Weddings. There is a talk of establishing a ncw-l company in Paris after the model of the Pompes Funebres, bnt instead of con ducting funerals the new company will get up weddings of all prices and dimen sions, from the humblest of marriages up to nuptials fit for a millionaire. The huge deserted buildings of the Magasins Reunis are spoken of as the probable locale for this new enterprise. A chapel and a branch of the mayralty will be es tablished therein, so that the civil and religious marriages can take place under the same roof. A superb restaurant and a spacious ball-room for the ensuing fes tivals will also form part of the estab lishment Carriages, lawyers, priests, suppers, nay, even the wedding finery, will be furnished by this enterprising firm. If only they add a marriage agen cy, such as seems to thrive in several parts of Paris, to their matrimonial fa cilities, says a Paris correspondent, the whole affair will be perfect, only lacking an American branch for divorces to car ry out the idea to its fullest extent AVio York Evening Hail. Isn't this "Reform" business too thin to deceive the people ? Why call a coun ty ticket Reform? There is no such party in the Nation or State, and no prospect for it There are only two po litical parties in fact Republican and Democratic "Reform" Is a name the latter assumes to carry because it is afraid to openly sail under its true colors in this part of the country. Wilson County Citizen. A husband in Massachusetts can't make up his mind on the currency ques tion, and so he refuses his wife any pin money until a decision can be arrived at A French Claierella- The following is said to be the origin of the story of Cinderella. About the year 1780, a French actor named Thene yard observed upon a cobbler's stall, in the streets ot Paris, a female shoe, which struck him as being remarkably small. After admiring for some time its dimin utiveness and the elegance of its form he returned to bis home, but the fairy little shoe haunted his slumbers, and in the morning he reappeared at the stall, and asked the cobbler who was its owner. The man could gave no further clue than that the shoe had been left at his stall to be repaired. Theneyard was obliged to be satisfied with this vague response for the time being; but daily be repaired to the stall to make inquir ies whether the owner of the shoe had called for it. Still no owner came; and Theneyard allowed his strange fancy to get the better of his reason, and became dull and low spirited, and even began to get unwell in consequence of this strange freak of admiration. He still however crawled daily to'the stall, and at length bis patience and perseverence was re warded by the appearance of a beautiful little peasant girl, who had left the shoe to be repaired on a former visit to the capital. The girl was about fifteen or sixteen years of age, and belonged to the poorer class of society, but she was mod est in manner, beautious in face, and as graceful in form as the little shoe itself. The actor was rich and past sixty years of age. Nevertheless he disclosed bis ideal attachment to the beauteous maid en, and despite his age, was accepted. The parents of the girl consented to the match. If it were not libel ou tbe char acter of the fair cex, we might add per haps the wealth and valuable presents made by her antiquarian suitor made some impression on the fair maiden her self. Ceitainly it is as the story books say, they became man and wife and lhecl happily together, and when the old husband died he left his young p.nd pret ty wife a large fortune. This is the true and faithful story of Cinderella and the glass slippers, a tale which has enchant ed many thousands of little boys and girls, and probably will cnehant many more for long years to come. Saturday Evening Post. CoaJdni Endure It. Says the Free Press: "You keep post al cards here don't you?" asked a little woman of the stamp clerk at the post office yesterday. "We do, madam." "I'll take one if you will write on'it for me." "All right now go ahead." "It's to my husband, who is in Chica go," she said. "Write like this : 'TD T m mMmt c.f,1- Yal., ia i.nd.. .. WIU IH1M OllM, IMUj lO UUUCI the doctor's care, and James, and the other children have the measles. The rest of us are usually well. All the women are wearing back-combs, and don't forget to write often. We all send love, and our house almost got on firo last night Jane.'". One for Joaquin. There is a story told of Joaquin Miller, tbe poet, that when he was at Barnum's Hotel, Broadway and Twentieth streets, a few weeks ago, he wrote to a friend in New Jersey, and ended the letter, "Come and see me whenever you can. I am at Barnum's." The friend who docs not api-ear to have been familliar with the names of our city hotels, answered: "I am sorry you have commenced to exhibit yourself. If you had stuck to literature you would have made your mark and fortune. Whfreaboutsistheshownowf "My son wouldn't steal peaches from Mr. Gammon's orchard, I hope?" "No, ma, I wasn't in that crowd the other night" "That's right, my boy. Keep out of bad company, and you'll never do wroug. Let yonr conscience be your guide in all things," and the fond moth er patted her son approvingly on the head, and went about her dnties with a light heart Left to himself, tbe noble boy thus soliloquized : "You don't catch mefoolin around old Gammon's. My conscience can guide me to lots better orchards than his, where there ain't no dog, nuther." Missouri Brunstrieier. A gigantic hotel i about to be bnilt in London, with American capital, by an American architect, with American speed, after an American plan, and to be managed after the American system. A site not far from the House of Commons, and close to St. James' Park, has been purchased, and it is said that a year hence the first visitors may take np their abode in the new establishment This hotel will make up 1,000 beds; the dining-room will accommodate 700 persons at tbe same time, and a staff of 400 serv ants will be required to carry-on the du ties of the house. A woman in Minneapolis recently as tonished a crowd who were trying to start a balky horse, by thrusting a hand ful of dust and sand into the animal's month, exclaiming, "There, he'll go now!" To the surprise of every one the horse started immediately without show ing the least stubbornness orexcitement A blind mendicant, wears this inscrip tion round hjs neck : "Don't be ashamed to give only a halfpenny. I can't see."