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BELLEFONTE, PA. Tfca Largest. Ckeepeat and Beat Paper rUHLISHBD IN CBNTEB COUNTY. From ths Nsw Turk Olesrrrr. INTERNATIONAL LESSONS. Fourth Quarter. av aav. SISSY M. asot-r, . a. Novkmhbh 18. Lesson 7.—Feast of Tabernacles. Lsrmcus S3: st—l 4. HOLDS* Tur—"Bl*S th U>rd. O my soul. nd for gft out all bta —hilo t Central Truth:— The mercies of God should make us grateful aa well as glad. It is a great mistake to think of the Old Testament religion as stern and sombre. It did have its side of restraint and self-denial, and it is very well that it did, for thence spruog much that was best in the character ol the people. But it also had its side of cheer and glad ne*s. Kach season, save winter, bail its own great festival. In the spring came the Passover, in the summer Pentecost, and in the autumn the Fenst of Taber nacle*. Kach wa* a joyful least, but the last wa* the most joy lul of all. The first thing w Inch strikes us in the account of the Feat of Tabernacles is that it began and ended with a "holy convocation." A holy convocation was a religious meeting. The weekly Sab bath was a day for such convocation, the primitive place of nmembly being under the open sky or a wide-spreading tree. As "holy convocations" the Jew ish feasts were related to their Sabbath assemblies much as our church assem blies, conventions and festivals are to our own. And it is worth observing how large a place in this particular feast was given to strictly religious wor ship. From other Scripture accounts we learn that its burnt offerings, which were expressive of praise and self con secration, were very numerous. Thus, not only did the feast have its religious side, but in it religion was primary and all-pervading. There is in this fact something most interesting and instruc tive. In our own festivals and national holidays it is (he religious element that gives them their chief value—which, indeed, prevents them from becomings curse. We shall do well to keep this in mind. That there is so little of spiritual feeling and purpose in our thanksgiving and fast days and 4th of July, and even in some of our just now so popular camp meetings, is no good sign. Any thing is good which helps to spiritualise the people; anything is bad which tends to secularixe religion. Another thing to be noticed with re lation to this feast is that it was a kind of annual thanksgiving for the year's bounty. Hence its other name, the "Feast of Ingatherings." It came at the end Of the year, when the fruits had all been gathered in. The grain, the fruit, the olive and the grape lu J all been •tored. It was a good time to give thanks and sing. Some of the most joy ful of all the psalms were written to be sung at this festival. No doubt the keeping of such a festival tended to perpetuate the sense of dependence on God's bounty. As the people poured forth their praises in such words as those of the sixty-fifth Psalm, "Thou visitest the earth and wsteresl it; * * Thou crownest the year with thy good nese and thy |tbs drop fatness," they could not but remember that their daily bread was all from him. Kept in such a spirit of humble and grateful de pendence our own thanksgivings cannot fail to be among the most valuable as well aa most joyful of all the days in the year. By no means the least remarkable feature of the Feast of Tabernacles is described in the last half of our lesson. Certainly it was the most picturesque. During seven whole days "all that were Israelites born" dwelt in booths or tents of leafy boughs and of branches of fruit trees laden with fruit. In these the people, deserting their homes, took up their abode. The purpose ol all this was to keep in memory a remarkable period of their paat history. When (rod brought them up out of Kgypt lie made them to dwell in boolhs. And now, once a year, tbey were to live over those days of commingled hardships and mar cies. No doubt the different materials of which the booths were made were in tended to be reminders of the different stages of the Wilderness journey : the "branches of the palm trees" of the ▼alleys aod plains, the "boughs of thick trees" of the bushy mountain heights, and the "willows" of the refreshing water brooks. Doubtless the feaat as a whole was in tended to keep alive the joyful side of religion. It is indeed called a "solemn assembly." But to be solemn is not of necessity to be grim. It is to be esrnesi, and ibis is consistent with high joy. Of this same festival it is said (Deut. 16; 14: 15),"Thou sbalt rejoice in thy feast;" "Thou sbalt surely rejoice." At a later period certain other than the origiual observances were added. There was a far reaching illumination, and an even ing proceesion in holiday attire, and a going for water, which was poured out at the foot of the altar,while the chant arose, "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation"— this last ceremony being supposed to be a type of Him who, on the last great day of this very feast, stood and cried ; "If any man thirst, let him come unto roc and drink." riACTICAL SUOOBSTIONS. ]. God is not displeased with a joyful religion. He lays upon us obligations and restraint*, but this is for our good. He does not require us to be lugubrious and sour, but bids ns "be of good cbeer." 2. It should be specially noted that this feast came just five days after the great Day of Atonement, on which the sin of Israel bar! been removed and covenant relation* with God restored. The joy of the time had its root in that inward peace which mimes of pardon for sin. Is not this true of all unmixed joy f 3. The true Christian will take his re ligion with him to the most festive ■canes. He has learned that it can both purify and enhance his joy. 4. Thanksgiving days are not only for rest and recreation and to content fsm- My ties, but, rightly kept, tend to bind us closer to God. 5. Days of commemoration may help to fire a nation's patriotism. Bo private anniversaries tuay have their us®* ; as that of one's birth or marriage, or of conversion or welcome to the church. Many Christian* sacredly keep these laftt* 6. This feast we have now been study ing was a type of that greater feast now being prepared for God's people in hea ven. The final "harvest is the end of the world." Karth's work will then all be done. Its Iruils will all be gathered. Its trials will be over. It* mercies can all be passed in review. It will be a glad festival and it will have no end. To it tee are invited ? .Shall we all be thero? SKITIO.NALIS* AND PARTY IBM. From ths Am-rl.sn Rrglrtrr. In thie great country and under our free uud beneficent institutions why cannot wc have a harmonious and happy people, accustomed to speak in terms of respect uud confidence of each other in all sections of the coun try? Why should such sectional and partisan bitterness and malignity exist a* that manifested in our political dis cussions and newspaper publications? Why should representative men lie tolerated in saying that any thing, how ever immoral or criminal, would be justifiable if necessary to keep political opponents out of office? After the war and the aboliliou of slavery, and that, too, ut the ex|icnsc of the South ern people, every dictate of propriety, policy uud wisdom required that obli vion should be thrown over the un happy events of the war. I'he lapse of time has been sufficient to abate the passions and animosities of the war, yet the radical clamor and abuse of the Southern people, the ar gument of the "bloody shirt," is as rife and as vociferously proclaimed ] now as it was the first year alter the war. If we eannot have a harmonious Union ; if the Southern States cannot lie trusted as equals with the other States iu the Union according to the Constitution, then the war was a fail ure, a terrific failure, in which the loss of life and treasure, the desolation and destruction, the mourning, sorrow and suffering caused by it were all in vain. Politicians and newspapers in the Northern States have undertaken to show that there wa* not and could not be homogeneity between the people of the Northern and the Southern States; that the people of these several sec tions were so different in civilization and habits that (to use the expression of one of their radical organs) "they were as wide apart as heaven is from hell." Hence, according to the radical doctrine, a harmonious Union of Northern and Southern States would lie impracticable. The land of Wash ington, and of Jefferson, and of Jack son, and of Clay not homogeneous with the people of the Northern States! AV hence and how came this? The people of the Northern aud South ern States fought the battles of liliertv and independence side by side in the war of the Revolution. The Southern and Northern soldiers fought *"|e by aide for the rights and honor United States in every war nWlil die cord wa* produced by the radical Re publicans. Want of homogeneity, in deed ! The Northern anl Southern people speak the same language, are educated in the same literature and are of the same religious belief, and have been extensively connected in business and kindred by blood and marriage for more than a century and a half. They formed the Union of the States together, and lived happily and pros perously under it until the evil genius of radical Republicanism entered this Paradise of their liberties. When Sa tan entered the Garden of Kdcn hi* policy was to divide and conquer; and such appears to be the policy and spirit of radical Republicanism. Now, what is radicalism ? As applied to religion and politics it mean* the doc trine of the extremists, who carry out or seek to carry out their dogmas to their ultimate consequences, without deviation or modification, regardless of the wrongs and human sufferings con sequent upon their dire result. Iu both religion and politics all abstract doc trines have to be modified in their practical operations for adaption to man's frail condition. In religion they are qualified and tempered by charily and a benevolent regard for the weak ness and frailty of human nature. In politics all civil government in its best form* is but a compromise, in which man surrenders a part of his rights for the protection of the balance, and in its wisest administration conserva tive measures and conservative views are essential to accomplish the highest aims of true statesmanship, which has always in view the happiness and wel fare of the governed. Hut radicalism, regardless of the exisiing condition of things and all charitable and humane considerations, tramples down with atrocity and violence existing institu tions and attempt* to gain its ends even through bloodshed and suffering. In the name of religion radicalism has stretched mau upon the rack of tor ture and drenched the eartb with the blood of humanity. In the name of liberty radicalism has, at different pe riods of the world, torn down the es sential safeguard* of human happiness and made countless millions mourn in struggles to establish impracticable dogmas; and now, here in these United States, radicalism, rather than be (I placed from power,would pervert the truth, deceive aud mislead the public mind, defeaLibe popular voice iiy chicanery and iraud, and subvert popular government and establish an imperial monarchy upon its ruins. A distinguished author on national ethics said : "The greatest dangers ure not ulways the most apparent; but few observers can doubt that the grav est danger now threatening us as a na tion is the supplanting of our cherished theory of government of, by and for tho people by a uew system, namely, government of, by and ior a party. In fact, party has already usurped the throne, and the dictates of a spurious purty morality are loudly proclaimed as the doctrines of national ethics." This is strictly applicable to the He publican party under the rule of its oli garchy of radicals. They have been in power so long thut they begin to think that the government belongs to them as a matter of exclusive right. The theory that the government originated from the people, was made by them and for them, has been perverted, ami according to the ethics of this party the government is from and by and for this (tolitical party. When "the ques tion of any public measure arises with the highest officials of this party it is not "Is it required by the welfare ami safety of the country and authorized by the Constitution?" but tho chief inquiry made is "Will it advance the interest of the Republican party or tend to secure its success?" If it will do this then it is all right. Washington in bis farewell address, warning the country in the most sol emn manner against the dangers ot sectional parties ami the baleful effects of party spirit, said : "The alternate domination of one faction over anoth er, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissensions, which, in different ages nod countries, has |cr nctra'.cd the most horrid enormities, is itself n frightful despotism. Hut this leads at length to a more formal ami permanent despotism. The disor ders ami miseries which result gradu ally incline the mimls of men to seek security ami repose in the absolute iHiwer of an individual, and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing fac tion, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty." The |eople of this country have the highest earthly motives to profit by these warnings of the "Father of His Country" and preserve the institutions under which the couutry has grown and prospered and advanced, not only in greatness and power, hut in the arts ami improvements and in all that ele vates, refines ami ennobles civilised man. Iu this vast country, Irotn the Atlantic to the I'acificocean ami from the lakes of the North to the Gulf of Mexico, is the grand seat ami abode for the freedom ami civilization of a homogeneous population progressing in their onward course of development and improvement under the free insti tutions of our Federal Union of re publican Stales. Hut if this progres sive development is to lie stayed and defeated by the bickerings and wran gling* of sectional parties ami factions for the offices, honors and emoluments of the government, this vast scope of country will become the seat of dis severed and discordant States, of jar ring, rival and hostile dynasties and factions —a vast theatre of constantly recurring strife and contention and warfare, disheartening to the patriot and philanthropist, and ultimately overthrowing the last great experi ment of man for free government. An Immense Farm. Ffiyhve Thousand Arret Enclosed by One Hundred and Fifty Milet of Fence—The Yield of Wheat. The great wheat field of California lies in Colusa county, which also con tains one of the largest farms in the world. The county comprises a large [>art of the extensive Sacramento val cy, and is sixty miles in length and oil the average forty-five miles wide. It has an area of about 1,800,000 acres, of wiiich a million of ncres grew wheat. Of this vast tract 477,000 acres are owned by 120 men. One owns 55,000 acres, one 24,000, one 20,000, three 19,000, one 15,000, three 14,000, six 10,000, one 8,000, two 7,000, six 0,000, three 6,000, eight 4,- 000, five JJ.OoO, eighteen 2,000, three 1,500, thirty-six 1,000, and twenty nine 500. The result has been to de bar emigration and choke out trades men aud merchants. The largest land owner in Colusa county is Dr. Hugh J. Glenn. His farm contains 55,000 acres and has a river frontage of sixteen and a half miles, and is enclosed by one hundred and fifty miles of fence. Wheat is grown on 46,000 acres. The labor force em ployed is composed of 715 men— 22s in seeding and 490 in har vesting. Eight hundred horses are re quired. The yield of wheat from this farm will average 1,000,000 bushels a year. Dr. Glenn was born in Virginia in 1824 and graduated at the Medical University of Missouri in 1846. Shortly afterward be married and commenced life with a capital of f 110. With that he purchased an ox team and crossed the plains to California. He engaged in mining and was suc cessful. In 1860 be returned to Mis souri with $5,000 and bought and drove horses to California and Mexi co. He made his first purchase of land in 1867, buying seven thousand acres at f 1.60 per acre, and in a short time afterward purchased seven thou sand acres more at about the same price. Since then he has been al>sorl>- uig the land on either side at varyiug prices. Three years ago he was a can didate for Governor of California, consorting in the meantime with Den nis Kearney. Ocorgla's tilery. Sucer* of the International Exposition at At lanta—Meeting of the Governors and their Weight. The international exhibition at At lanta lins proved a great success, both iu the elegance ami variety of the goods exhibit ami the nuinli r of peo ple in attendance. The Governors there on Thursday were Iloyt, of Pennsylvania ; Jarvis, of North Car olina; Higelow, of Connecticut; Hlackhurn, of Kentucky, mid Col quitt, of Georgia. Governors Cullom, of Illinois; Foster, of Ohio; Hagood, ef.South Carolina, and others were ex pected, hut defaulted at the lust mo ment. Illinois, however, was repre sented by ex-Governor Hross and a large delegation of business men, ami nearly every State in the Union was represented by some official or unoffi cial personage. Governor Hoyt was accompanied by Adjutant General Lutta. lie had u hard time to get there. He left Harrisburg while a re ception at the executive mansion at which six hundred guests were in at tendance was going on. At Wa-hing tou and Danville his train was delayed and somewhere iu North Carolina it broke down entirely, necessitating a deluy of eight hours, hut, on arriving, his welcome made up for the delay. Thursday the visiting Governors were shown through the exhibition. One noticeable incident of this tour was the manufacture of two suits of cloth ing, one given to Governor Colquitt and the other to Governor Higelow. The cotton used in these clothe* was plucked, ginned, spun and woven while tho Governors were on the ground—a wonderful and no doubt un precedented illustration of expertness in textile manufacture. Another in teresting incident was the weighing of the Governors, an entertainment in which Pennsylvania's Governor Its! all the rest. Following is the official re port of the result: Colquitt, of Geor gia, "Cotton," one hundred ami seven ty-six pounds; Higelow, of Connecti cut, "Nutmegs," one hundred ami eighty six and a half; North Carolina, "Tar," two hundred and three; Ken tucky, "Blue Grass,"two hundred and twenty-three nml a half; Pennsylva nia, "Iron," two hundred and forty eight. The Iriumphaiit avoirdupoi* of Governor Hoyt was the subject of general ami admiring comments. Iu the afternoon the distinguished visit ors were formally received in the hall of the judges by Governor Colquitt, president of the exposition, and Direc tor General Kimball. The Governors were severally introduced ami made eloquent and patriotic speeches. There was a large ami enthusia*lic audience, which was impartial in the distribu tion of applause. Then the Governors were escorted to the Exposition Hotel, where they were royally entertaiued and were warmed to emotions by a ringing sih-ccli from Mr. Crane, of the Atlanta Board of Trade. The pas sages most enthusiastically applauded were those in which, as a Southern soldier, he declared that he was glad the war was fought, because it ended in the overthrew of slavery, never to t>c resurrected, and challenged any Stale hereafter to rival Georgia in de votion to the uationnl government ami flag. A FAITH Ft'l. SIIEIMIERD HOY. Gerhardt was a German shepherd Ikiv, and a noble fellow he was, al ! though he was very poor. One day he was watching his flock, which was feeding in a valley on the | borders of the forest, when a hunter came out of the woods aud asked : "How far is it to the nearest vil- Im ?" "Bix miles, sir," answered the boy, "but the read is only a sheep track, aud very easily missed." The hunter looked at the crooked track, and said: "My lad, I am very hungry and thirsty; I have lost my companions and missed my way, leave vour sheep and show me the road; 1 will jmy you well." "I cannot leave my sheep, sir," re joined Gerhardt. "They will stray into the woods and may be eaten by the wolves or stolen by robbers." "Well, what of that f queried the hunter. "They are not your sheep. The low of one or more wouldn't he much to your master, and 1 will you more than you have earned in a whole year." "I cannot go, sir," rejoined Ger hardt, very firmly. "Mv master pays me for my time, and "he trusts me with his sheep; if I were to sell my time, which does not belong to roe, and the sheep should get lost, it would be the same as if I had stolen them." "Well," said the hunter, "you will trust your sheep with roe while you go to the village and get *° me drink, and a guide? I will take care of them for yon." The boy shook hit head. "The sheep," Mid he, "do not know your voice, and—" he stopped speaking. "And what? Can't you trust me? Do I look like a dishonest man?" asked the hunter angrily. "Sir," said the boy, "you tried to make me false to my trust, and tried to make me break my word to my masters; how do I know that you would keep your word with me." I lie hunter laughed, for he felt that the lad had fairly cornered hiin. He said : "I see, my lad, that you are a good, faithful bov, I will not forget you. Show me the road, mid I will try to make it out myself." Gerhardt then offerd the contents of his script to the hungry man, who, coarse as it was, ate it gladly. Pres ently his attendants came up, and thcu Gerhardt, to his surprise, found that the hunter was the grand duke, who owned all the country around. The duke was so pleased with the boy's honestly that he sent for him shortly after that ami had him edu cated. In after years Gerhardt be came a very great and powerful man, hut remained honest and true to his dying day. A VOl DIM MINDER. Fr rn lb* C.-lumtma (S. C.) Ugitr. One of the most remarkable eases in criminal annals was tried at the Court of General Sessions of Sumter county last Wednesday. It was the case of the Stale against Henry John stem for the murder of John Davis i n the slh day of last February. Both the prisoner and his victim were ne groes, and the trial developed the sys tem of voudouisra or fetichism to which tln-ir race is still addicted in the Southern States. The prisoner before his trial made the following confession, which was put in evidence: He stated that he was in love with the wife of the deceased, a woman near twenty-five years of age, the prisoner being about forty; that she repelled his advances, and he sought the aid of a conjurer, one Orange Isaacs, an aged negro. The so-called conjurer gave him u charm, known in the lan guage of negro witchcraft as a "band," composed of various articles, viz: bees wax, foxes' hair, a little sand from the shoe of the |**r*on intended to lie acted on, ami a drake's foot, all sewed up in a small cotton hag. He was told to wear it next to his skin, over his heart, for one week, and the wo man would love him. lie did so, and at the end of a week reported to the conjurer that the woman had confess ed her love for him, but had refused to accept him a* her paramour unless her husband separated from h<-r. The conjurer then gave Johnston another charm, designed to alienate the husband from the wife. It was worn the prescribed time, but lie re ported that the woman ami her hus band continued to live happily to gether, am! that the charm would not work. The conjurer replied that Da vis must be po>sesed by a devil, and thai he would give Johusion a charm ed bullet which he must put in his gun ami fire al Davis' head as he passed from the wohls in which he was working toward his home at sun down the next evening. Johnston ob jected that if he killed the man the law would hnog him if he were found out. His fears on this head were al layed by the conjurer giving him an other charm, which he said would be proof against the law, and that no judge or jury could convict him while he wore it upon his person. Thus fortified, Johnston shot Davis through the head on the following evening, killing him instantly, and revering his body with leaves in the woods near the spot w here he fell. He then proceeded to the house of the de ceased and was received and welcomed l.y the widow, and domiciled himself in the place of the dead man. The brother of the deceased, suspecting from his absence that he had been the victim of foul play, aud finding John ston in possession of his house, had him arrested on suspicion of murder. The body was found covered up as de scribed on the day after the killing. The prisoner confessed the deed as stated, and was placed on trial before Judge Mackcy, at Sumpter, on Wed nesday last. The trial drew an immense throng of negroes to the court house, whose faith in the power of the conjurer sat isfied them that the prisoner could not be convicted. His faith wa* strength ened by the fact that two of the ju rors ini panel led in the case, one a ne gro and the other a white man, were taken suddenly ill, and two others had to be substituted in their places. The jury, as finally organized, consisted of nine whiles and three blacks.'The E'soner was abiy defended by Messrs. ran and Hoard, and the trial oc cupied the entire day. The jury were out but ten minute*, ami returned with a verdict of guilty. The verdict was received with exclamations of surprise from manv of the negroes present. Judge Maekey, who is not sensitive to the charms of the clam described, at once proceeded to sentence the pris oner. In response to the question from the judge whether he had any thing to say why the sentence of death should not be passed upon him, the prisoner replied that he bad had a (air and impartial trial, but that there were powers at work which the jury could not understand and intimated that these powers would yet interfere in his behalf. He requested the judge to give him as long a lime to live as the law would permit, saying, with a very pertinent use of the aryummtum ad ' hominrm, "How would you like your honor, if you were in my place, to be bung in a hurry F' Judge Mackey, appreciating the foroe of this argument, sentenced him to be hauged m Friday, tho twenty-fifth day of November uext. The negro faith in their system of fetichistn, or the power of charms, has lx,*cu strengthened by the fact that the sheriff of the county, a robust man in the prime of life, dropped dead within three hour* after the prisoner was sen tenced, and n few minutes after he htyi expressed hi* abhorrence of per forming the painful duty imposed upon him by law of executing the sentence. It should be Mated to the credit of the prisoner that when informed of this death he wept bitterly. Scandium lan Hospitality. John llsl/MtU/fi If* f/r KotMnUr The iiHn-t striking quality of Hean dinavian character seems to be hospi tality. Throughout Norway, Kweden and the far north the author was heartily received by every one, from the King in bis palace to the Lap lander in bis tent. During five years of almost incessant travel, in the course of which almost every part of the peninsula was visited, M. Du C'haillu was coolly treated only once. The Swedes and Norwegians have the reputation of being reserved and cold, but this is true of them only when they meet strangers of the class best suggested by the word "tourist." To any one whose interest in them cannot he measured by a stare or two and a few impertinent questions they arc unsuspicious and communicative, as well as cordial to the verge of affec tion. M. Du Cbaillu went among them freely, conversed with them in their language, wore garment* like their own and took part in their labors, sports and ceremonies. The treatment he received in return causes bim to s|M-nk most enthusiastically in praise of their sociability and kindness. A* in all other countries that retain primitive habits hospitality in Scandi navia always implies eating and drink ing. The poorest farmer or fisherman always ha# something to offer the vi-i -tor. and lack of appetite is generally construed as a slight. The author mentions one occasion on which, to avoid hurting any oue's feelings, he ate thirty times in two days and drank thirty cups of coffee. Often strong cheese is offered jut before a rn*al to provoke appetite, and in the cities a formal dinner is preceded by a smor ga*. or luucb, at a table crowded with alleged appetizers. On a single smor ga* table the author noted smoked reindeer meat, smoked salmon with | oicbed eggs, raw salmon freshly salt ed,hard-boiled eggs, caviare, fried sau ■ tge, anchovy, smoked goose breast, cucumbers, raw salt herring, several kind# of cheese and as many of bread, and a salad made of pickled bet ring, boiled meat, polaUtes, eggs, beets and onions. There were ai*o three kind* of spirits on the table, and from these and the varion* dishes the guests helped themselves bountifully ami thcu did justice to an excellent din ner. A Well-filled Pastel Card. A month ago a gentleman received a postal card from his brother in lowa containing over five thousand words. It was written to him as a letter, and the writing upon it was so fine that it required a magnifying glass to read a portion of it. He made up his mind that he would not be outdoue, and weeks ago he made preparation to re ply in the same style. He wrote dur ing his leisure moments an answer, which he finally brought to a close, the s|ace on his card having beeu en tirely consumed. When his task was completed he counted the number of words and found that he had six thou sand four hundred and seventy, ex ceeding the number on the one he had received by over one thousand words. It was written with a steel pen and can he read without the aid of a glass. NOTHIKO WITHOUT EFFORT.—WE will accomplish very little in the world without effort. And the effort must be made in such away as will he wise according to our opportunities and ca pacities. It has been said of some one that after he discovered be was not a great man he began to do tome good. Tie found his level and his place and hi# strength was exertee in away that was practical and fruitful. They are the wisest who properly estimate their gifts and then, whether they be few or many, go to work to make the most of them. TUB won! "colored," so often ap plied to a negro, seems to be a misno mer, a black man having so decided. A Saratoga (N. Y.) judge questioned a negro in court thus: "You Ire a col ored man, are you?" "No, sir," he replied. "But you are not white — what are you f' asked the judge. "I am a Madfc man, sir; I have never been colored," was the quick reply amidst general and hearty laughter. HAIL stones the sixe of hen's egvs fell at Dead wood, the other day. It is strongly suspected that the only thing that prevented the hail from being as large as elephant's eggs is the fact that elephants don't lay 'em. "You are now one," said the minis ter to the happy pair be had just tied together with a knot that they could never undo. "Whichone?" asked the bride. "You will have to settle that yourselves," said the clergyman. PLIHY tells us that Diedalua invent ed the taw. The earliest saw mill of which we have mention was built at Madcrmin 1420.