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Do vou observe it in the timing nniwr- ‘ tiseuieuh ol' the day: Do you rend it in the allOllillliliiOllS ol' rhune nnd jingle thst are lined uud ltlllltli and spliced olﬂ like poetry! lien: is u specimen: , “Come. every one, without delay. 5 And Welcome the auspicious duy When chairs and tables, forks and kniVes, i To mnke the hnpplest set of wives— ‘ ~When dishes. too, und other things, 1 Which eolid comfort ulwnys brings, 1 Can be procured without expense -By these who‘re blessed with common sense- Just sense enough. my modest man. To buy on the Installment Plun— 'i‘o buy of him who‘ll bless you till Thut uire him Just a friendly call. an, up, young mun. and elrnitwuy go To the Mimic Monstrous Never-luiling Ali-contrilnim.r Emporium of Suckermun dc Co." Chnrley Lnngdon read the advertise-l ment, um] swallowed it. 1 "Dear Molly,“ he said, to the blue eyed dmnsel who loudly ill-[let], one of! these days. to unite her life with his, “why should we wait longer? Here we can get every thing we went for furniah ing our house—everything from collar to attic—for kitchen, parlor, bedroom and imll—nmi the amount to he paid down is a were lmgutelie. Molly read the advertisement—--rend ‘the poetry, and read about the great blessmgs which Suckerman was throw ing all about him. to be picked up nnd appropriated by those who were wise. I "But," she suggested, “it hue all got to be paid for ut some time." “Certainly." said Charley; “but don't you see the amount we shall have to pay monthly will only amount to esum equal to what a fair rental would be; and thus, in the end. we shall own the property all clear. 1 declare, Molly, it is a great thing. Just think of it; the furniture is really paying for itself. The use we shall get from it will be worth all we shall ygny for the ﬁrst year; and that rent is uying the whole thing. Come, darling, let us go and see.” Molly could not refuse that; so, on the foilown-g day, she went with her lover 'to the Magic Mon-trons Never-failing Ail-containing Emporium of Suckermnn 1330. ‘ Things did not look exactly as Charley died expected to ﬁnd them looking. There was a disagreeable smell of paint ‘and benzine, and th at ull-prevading, nameleeshorror-so ghostly and coﬂin like, which comes of new. cheap varnish. And then things were not as cheap as he had anticipated. But he had come for a purpoae; he was young and buoyant; his ope was enormous, and he allowed that hope to become assurance. And then Mr. Suckerman presented the case so clear ly. He knew exactly what the young man ”wanted—he had been there himself—it was a great want, and for a most noble and holy purpose. What could there be. on earth so beautiful, so sublime, as the gathering of two loving. faithful hearts into one home? And should that home not be made attractive and cumfurtahlel Ah, how grateful he was that' he had it in his power to assist his needy fellows. Molly was charmed by the man‘s talk. Poor child! She did not know the world as she will know it later in life. And Charley was captivated. Of course it was as Mr. Suckerman said: “Nothing in the world can so put vim} and energy into a young man as to have n beautilul home to pay for." At the moment, with the prospect of it home ready made to hand before him, he did not. give due thought to the much better thing of a home paid for. Ah! the installment Plan was an im mense thing! ‘ Charley and Molly selected their furni ture, their kitchen and table wure, their beds and bedding; and when all bud been set aside it made agrand show; and it would make a still grander show at home. But the bill was a. little eturt ling. Goodness! how the seemingly trivial things, separately priced, came to swell in the aggregate! Six hundred dol lars—end he had not selected an article .not really needed. Of courbe, on the celebrated Installment Planl where the trede was entirely for the hem-tit ot' the buyer, said buyer could not expect rv duction of price. However, only Hlll' hundred dollars was to be [)llltl lino n. For the remainder Charley WM to Low ﬁve notes, of one hundred nlollura 4 x 1.. peyahle quarterly. lle Wits stln- i' 0 ll‘ could do that easily. As Mr. 5. .t ~ L \i . ‘ . . u . , A ' ; ,|. . . .‘ .. .; ‘v :1 . , . ' a ~ :. t v‘ v".l. lu ‘ ' . ~ .. n'. v. .' l-l." . . ‘ l .l.r'l\ll l'u‘illih It s u - ..- . «_1 1' .-.w ”lill lIrW-llltl . :- r-v t‘wl ...l . ...mug : li- .. lI- ‘l' .I l pan tru- scroll-I r. ‘v ...... I ll! lulliu'l' tune. .\lr. so: hl'lnlu) up among. lull he wanted a mum l‘ln- "lwan barley found to be yu~t .lmul .‘lnlot lo- [I Mind of limit. “0 uwlo up his rnin-l that he Would not pay it. whereupon Mr. Suekerumn's benign rrnilu- vanished. and he prepared to show they nag husband and wife how “like arlmrm” the bill-01-sale of his Install ment l’lun wurkt‘tl. lle carted the fur nitnre all back to his store—every article, L'Vt‘ll to the feW unused lump-wicks— leaving the home naked and bare. t‘hurley. in his indignation. Consulted a legal friend, by whom he was informed that he could do nothing. "Mr. Suckerman had you hard and fast, my dear boy. I know what his bills-of-salc are. Had you ol~served criti cally at the time, you Would have dis covered thut, until the lust puyment had ‘ been made. and your sign-unmunl recov i cred from his hands, every dollar inner . mediately paid by you was only so much i for the use of the goods. On the following day Charley Lang don found a boarding-place for himself ‘audr wife, while at the grand emporium of Suckerman 6: Co., his furniture was being repolished for the next young couple who might wish to furnish a home I upon the Installment Plan. I It is not a fancy sketch. Young mun, put no faith in any “plan" which prom ises you the comforts of possession with out prompt and full payment, for such possession is not ownership—o., m N. Y. Ledger. “He's A BitiCK."—lf it is slang, it is really clussicelslnng. And yet, of the thousands “he used the term, how few —how very few—know its origin or its primitive signiﬁCunce. Truly, it is a iemie thing to sny of a man to call him a Nick. The word, so used. if not twisted from its original intc..t, implies all thnt is brave. patriotic, and loyul. Plutarch, in his life of Ageailuus, King of Sparta, gives us the origin of the quaint and tamiliar expression. 0n a certain occasion an ambassador from Epirus, on a diplomatic mission, was shqwn by the king over his capital. The ambassador knew of the mmmrch's fame—knew that, though only nominally King nt' Sparta, he was yet ruler of Grace—and he had looked to see the mussite walls rearing aloft their embat tled towers for the defence of the town; hut he found nothing of the kind. He marveled much at this, and spoke of it to the king. - “Sire," he snid,“l have visited most of the principal townv, and I ﬁnd no wells reared for defense. Why is this?" “Indeed, Sir Ambassndor,” replied .lgesilnus, “thou censt not have looked Carefully. Come with me to-morrow morning, and I will show you the walls of Sparta." Accordingly, on the following morn ing, the king led his guest out up )n the plains, where his army was drawn up in full battle array, and pointing proudly to the serried hosts, he said, “There, thou beholdeat the walls of Sparta—ten thou sand men—and every man a brick l" Tm: FRENCH Exposures—The lead ing merchants and business men of our chief commercial cities are moving for an adequate representation of the United States at the Paris Exposition next year, and they ﬁnd themselves seconded by the recommendations of the President to Congress. The latter suggests immediate legislation necessary to enable the people of this country to participate ‘in the ad vantages of this Exposition of agricultur al industry and the ﬁne arts. The last Congress, as is well known, took no ac tion on the invitation of the French Gov ernment. Letters, however, from all parts ot‘ the country, have been pouring in upon the State Department, and numer ous private applications have been made to the United States Legation at Paris. The French Government still reserves space in the exhibition building for the use of exhibitors from the United States, even to the exclusion of their applicants. The President, therefore, requests an ap propriation adequate to the carrying out ut‘ a design in compliance with the per sistent invitation of France. It is to be hoped that Congress will not pass by this otiicial request without making a gener ous and prompt response to it. Pvmwsu who practice deceit and arti lice ulweys deceive themselves more than they deceive others. They may feel great complacency in view of the success of their doings; but they are in reality casting ll mist before their own eves. Such persons not only make a false ultimate of their own churueter, but they eatimuto falsely the opinions and cumlllCt of 0m?”- No person is ..hngml to tell all lie-thinks: but both .lmv :md gen-interest lorbill him ever to niuhe false pretence!- \ m nth-umnly (‘umlurtur in 11 Fix. ~ . :1.4~ n__'i‘. ti 1‘ lu~’ nut in lie , . , . .- r I'.“" \;.a-‘_ Univ. l'-lulm‘inr . -» l 1 . B'ru “:n in a il\. .itlvlunl' a *, i.‘ll-"kl‘tll‘lil"[ extricate ~ ~ "\ 'i iil'lll tln- “mt “:h'lllilllll .- j. . : .:t-i_\. “ll”, wl t.I relate. lmd .‘ h'I::n1lJ” l\\H nu 1.~ r \\:i)’ tn ' - \-) ..i. .it llil‘ pane. From wim , . .~-. -‘.- ~- - lll' lt» take an :u‘vhion to . t‘l‘l Mu ill n-r lu‘ ll|\\t'tl llt‘l'. 11l llls i- -: lxmi, ~l;.- \\« ul<l ulnte him with ix. .im i'. ms in in l.‘|r('llDlL' than tl:|ltl'r .n: "lake thu than many." “This ‘ -n.hn-t--r mint lw renewed," and other «.nni tr hrnnrb wllttril him every time :.«- [nu-ml hrr. Nothing would please her lnit hu instant removal and (‘tﬁcinl -h-rapitatmn. and had not the conductor known of her inaanity, he would have nren greatly annoyed. .\rrlvlng at Middletown, as the lady came to all'p oil the cars, Conductor Hus hull, with lill usual gallantry, tendered her his hand to assist her to alight. She took the protl‘ered hand, grasping it ﬁrm ly, then reached out her other hand for his dieengauedone. Thus holding hothl her hands, he assisted her to the ground,l but, to his chagrin, she persisted in hold-l ing on to them. With a beaming face,i us sudden as her displeasure, she looked I at the writhing conductor, who was wishing the lady would let go his hands. All at once she remarked, in a voice the opposite of uiet: “I thinkliwill kiss the gentlemanly conductor." ‘ Poor Russell was sweating away in un told agony, but the lady held on with a grasp that he could not loose. unless he resorted to violence. In the meantime, the crowd was gathering about and en joying intensely the situation. Russell made up his mind that the easiest way out of the scrape would be to accept the proli‘ered kiss, and so with a grace that Chesterfield never rivaled, blushing like a peony, he tendered his cheek for the salute. ’l‘he maiden screamed, “No, no, no, not that way," and was only appeased when he brought his lips into position for the salute. With a most satisfactory smack the operation was performed, his hands released, and as she turned away she remarked to the bystanders: “The gentlemanly conductor shall not be removed." The frantic manner in which Conduc tor Russell signalled hls engineer to go ahead has never been equalled, and as the train moved out the lady stood kiss ing her hand to it until it was out of sight.——orenge County (N. Y.) Press. “Sunmusnn 'ro FIND."-—-Savings bank after savings bank fails; railroad alter railroad turns out to be insolvent; insur ance company after insurance company goes to pieces; and then as it' it would nti'ord sortie satisfaction to the victims who have lost their money, the well-meaning, hut negligent trustees, come out with a solemn assurance that they are greatly surprised to ﬁnd that the institution with which they have been nominally con nected is in such a deplorable condition. They are condemned by the very plea‘ which they make in their own defence. A trustee, a president, a director, has no right to be surprised at the state of the company of which he has been appoint ed one of the care-takers. Surprise im plies iu itself previous ignorance, and it 18 an imperative duty of every principal ofﬁcer in a company to keep himself con-t stantly informed in regard to its condiq tion. When an ofﬁcer neglects this duty} his negligence is most culpable. He hasl accepted a trust and then Ignored its ob-‘ ligations. , Until public sentiment holds persons who accept places of conﬁdence and trust to a more rigorous accountability, de structive failures and defalcations may be expected to occur. It is high time that every trustee who admits that he is sur prised to ﬁnd out the real condition of property entrusted to his keeping—of an institution wholly or in part put in his charge, has lost the good opinion and re spect of his neighbors and of the com munity in general.—Ncw York Ledger. A Goon Bronx—Perhaps the most curious of the stories told by Hutton re lates to his own ancestors. A soldier in Crornwell’s army, passing with his com rades over Derby‘s St. Mary's Bridge, observed a young girl lading water trom the rlver. In the spirit of frolic and mis chief. he threw a large stone, intending it should startle her by making a sudden 3 splash. But it struck her on the head, and made a hideous wound. She fell into the river. The soldier did not wait to see that she was rescued. He gslloped on, feeling that he had been guilty of a wanton murder. The unknown conse quences of his folly preyed upon his mind. His conscience was always up braiding him. Years after, when dis charged from the army, he settled down in Derby. He took a public house in Bridge Gate, and after a short acquaint ance with a woman of suitable age, got married. Very soon after their Wedding he saw his wife combing her hair, and inquired how she got that great scar which disﬁgured one side of her head. She replied, “Some wretch of asoldicrl had once nearly killed her with a stone,‘ but it" ever she caught that man alu would pay him olf for it." It is not recorded how she punished her husband when he Confessed being her assailant, or how great was his relief when the haunting thought of a wanton murder was removed froth his mind. He was one of the live troopers who rode under the oak where Charles was hidden at lloscohel; and I cordially recommend llutton's quaint Stl'ﬁy to novel-writers in search of such a [) Ht. 'l‘nn grief is most sincere Wthll alums observation. Epidemics of Fraud. The years 1856 7 were in England pre— t-Inim-ntly remarkable for crimes of an e\tr:torditntry character. The criminals new no vulgar thieves; they were, on the rontrnry, men of brilliant abilities, who m-re apparently led astray by ambition and :l"lill'llC Notes. (In Sabbath morn- Irg. l~'ebru:lry 17, lﬁfnti, a man, wander lii: .u-ium lil'ilips‘tt'ml lleuth in search of a strayed donkey, found a dead man ly ing in the rise of a mound on a spot \\'iill'll set-med to have been carefully se zu'tt-d. lit-side it was a silver eream-eweri smelling strongly of prussie acid, and in one of the deceased's pockets was a piece of paper bearing the Words ".lean Sad leir, U[trimester-square, llylle Park.“ Mr. Sadleir was a member of Parliament forj Sligo, ex. Lord of the Treasury, and hadi been chairman or director of any nuinber‘ of banks and companies, and in fact a‘ better-known man did not exist in the politico-eotntnercial world of England and Ireland. When the inquest was held, a letter found in his house explained all. It ran: “1 cannot live', I have ruined too many; I could not live and see their agony," and more to the same import. It was too true, as many in Ireland at this hour can to their sorrow attest. And then there came a crime of which we have been reminded by the telegram referring to the extensive frauds said to have been perpetrated on an English rail road company. About the year 1850 there entered the service of the Great Northern Railroad one Lionel Redpath, who rose to the position of Registrar. It was his duty to know who were the shareholders, what stock they held, and what amount of dividend due to each, and likewise to place against every name the sum due to bearer. Redpath's cus tom was to make transfers of stock to im aginary individuals, and to sellout and appropriate the money. In this way he realized annually a splendid sum,ert of which he used for speculation an with the rest indulged his really reﬁned and aesthetic tastes. llis house was a model of luxury and elegance: pictures and objeta d‘art abounded, and on one ocea sion when the Emperor of the French was very eager to get a certain statue at a fa mous sale, Itedpath bid against him and got it. Altogether it was computed that not less than $750,000 had thus been stolen by him, and this case, in connec tion with those that had preceded it, cre ated very grave reﬂections and animad versions throughout the country. It was heard before two particularly able and eminent Judges, who expressed the opin ion that frauds ofthis kindseemed great ly on the increase, and that in the case of companies they were in some degree due to tto fact that no friendly relations grew up between employes and employed, to prevent men from committing depreda tions from feelings of attachment. The frequency and magnitude of crimes of this sort may, indeed, well make people ask themselves whether a secular educa tion is, after all, of that value in checking criminality which many of its advocates contend that it is, for in this country, as well as in England, the number of forger ies, defaleations and misappropriations, nowadays, is such as to make most men feel very despondent as to moral progress. Crimes of violence may show a decrease, but do not crimes of fraud and cunning show a corresponding increase? Are there not in this community to-day num: bers of families of the highest respecta bility who havemembers guilty of crimes for which they are, or ought to be. in the State Prison? Education of the intellect will not make men good. It will but change the nature of their criminality, and too often sharpen their wits to a point which will enable them to evade detection. There is a large and increas ing body of thinkers who are of opinion that our common school system educates the intellect with out enough consideration for the educa tion of the heart, and who contend that thousands of boys and girls are annually turned out of these institutions who thus get no moral or religious instruction, either at home or at school. We hope they are mistaken. But the frightlul catalogue of all sorts of breaches ot trust which our columns are daily presenting give a terribly effective handle to those who hold to such theories—New York Times. IN the olden time Scotch servants con sidered themselves as members of the family, a fact which explains this anec dote: A gentleman of Angus had an ancient valet named Gabriel, whose pet ulance and license of speech went so far as to be almost intolerable. One day, at dinner, Gabriel took the liberty of calling something said “a great lee.“ “Well," said the leird, really offend. ed, and rising from the table. “this will do no longer; Gabriel, we must part at last." “Hout, tout, laird," replied Gabriel, pressing his master again into his chair, “whaur wad yer honor be better than in your ein house?" not conceiving the pos sibility of his own removal. A sun'mv at Chatham. when the cep tnin of the guard questioned him as to his orders, replied: “My orders are, sir, if a lire broke out, I‘m to take my musket and shoot the nearest policemen.” The ofﬁcer suggested he had made some mis take, but the soldier stuck to his text; and with “I pity the policemen," the captain of the guard walked on without giving the correct instruction: “If n llre breaks out, ﬁre your musket, and alarm the nearest policemen." his one thing to love truth, and to seek it forits own sake; and quite an other to welcome so much of it as tallies with our imprcsaiuns and prejudices. Bermuda Grass. A correspondent of the Elmira Furmers’ Club writes from Arkunsus, extolling the merits of Bermuda grass, and sends the following letter from some one in Whar ton, Texas, as reported in the Ilzuband ram»: “There is probably two varieties ot'this grass, both of which are said to grow in Louisiana and Texas; but my arquaint ance is only with one, the short Bermuda grass. By whom or from whence the grass was introduced into this state is not known to me, but it was to some extent used as a yard grass in this country pru‘ mom to my coming to the State in 1845. This grass blooms but has no seed, or at least I have never been able to detect a seed. We propagate it by setting small pieces of thu sod four Met apart. 01‘ by chopping the sod with an ax and sewing,' it broadcast and harrowing it in. ()ne single spear will grow. it runs on the ground, forming new roots at each joint, and thus runs about two feet in one sea son. There are pastures in this country that have been standing ﬁfteen or tWenty years constantly and heavily grazed. It forms a strong turf, so that a heavily loaded wagon will not cut tln'ough it when the ground is Wet. It can he set at any time when the ground is moist, from the that of March until September. When once set it is always a good pasture, from the last killing frost in the spring until the ﬁrst killing frost in the fall. which in this latitude, about 30 deg., is usually from the Ist of March until November. Immigrants from Georgia and Alabama are afraid of this grass, and say it has ruined many plantations in those States, as they can never get rid of it. But this must have been the other variety, for itis here easily exterminated, either by culti vation or by shading. All kindsot‘ stock are exceedingly fond of this grass, and fatten rapidly on it. We sow on the same ground yellow clover which comes up with the fall rains, grows through the winter and spring, and seeds die late in May. These two grasses some years give us a continuous good pasture the year round. But wlun we have an early frost and dry fall, the Bermuda t'ails about a month before the clover is sutiiciently up for pasturage. Kentuckians who have seen these pastures say the blue grass of Kentucky does not equal them. There are other winter grasses that will com bine with the Bermuda as well as the yellow clover. Beuutlfy Your Homes. It is astonishing to see the lack of taste around many village and farm houses; and their owners seem to think that it is money thrown away to beautify their houses; but let them otl‘er their places for sale, and then they will realize the dif~ ference between a house without paint, or with one coat in a life-time, with no blinds, no pleasant door-yard, no tasty fences around the house, no shade-trees, no fruit trees, no beds of ﬂowers, no climbing vines up the porches, no garden Worthy of name, no snug, well-painted out-houses, no niCely-graveled walks; but in their places we often ﬁnd a dwelling out of repair, out-houses in a state of de cay, fences in poor condition, and the general appearance of the place repug nant to our feelings. We see the old sign: “This plaufor sale," hanging on an old tree, wrth barely a leaf upon it. Here it has hang for many years, and there it will continue to hang, probably, till the owner goes into his grave. Nobody wants to buy such a forlorn-looking home, and people in search of a country place pass on till they see another sign: “This place for cam" and here they tied order, taste, and neatness prevailing—a beauti ful cottage, or other style of house, ont buildings in perfect repair, fences neat and in good order, shade trees abundant, fruit trees loaded with good apples, plums and cherries. In the well-planned gar den they tind an abundance of straw berries, currents, gooseberries, quinces and grapes; and the place suits them, and they purchase it. Now this place coats but a little more than the one they passed, in regard to its adornments. What was done to beautify it was done by degrees, and the expense was never felt as amounting to much; and so it al ways is with people who commence to lay out their houses in the right manner. —Farmer’a Friend. Games in POULTItY.—-ln a recent con versation with an experienced chicken grower. he informed us that he had been very successful in conquering that pre carious disease in his young t’owls by the application of air-slacked lime. As soon as a manifestation of gapes in his fowls appears, he contines his chickens in a box, one at a time. sulﬁciently large to contain the bird, and places a coarse piece of cotton or linen cloth over the top. Upon this he places the pulverized lime, and taps the screen sufﬁciently to cause the hate to fall through. This lime dust the fowl inhales and causes it to sneeze, and in a short time the cause of the gapes is throwu out in the form of a slimy mass or masses of worms. which had accumulated in the windpipe and smaller air vessels. This remedy be con siders superior to any he has ever tried, and he seldom fails to effect a perfect cure. He has alvjured all those mechani cal means by which it is attempted to dis. lodge the Entozoans with instruments made of whalebone, hog‘s bristles, or line wire, alleging that people are quite as certain to push the gape worm further down the throat of the fowls as to draw them out—Lancaster Farmer. WEALTH and want equally harden the human heart, as frost und ﬁre are both alien to the human ﬂesh. Famine and gluttony alike drive nature away from the heart of man—Theodora Parker.