BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1882.
VOL. 78.-3973. NO. 9.
111 llv I
makes one of the best posslble memorlals for the Christmas Holidays. l'arties intendlng
to order for that tlme and purpose should order early, as already a large part of the
Intervening tlme Is engaged.
BETTER THAN A COSTLY MONUMENT.
Many erect a costly monument for keeplng fresh the memory of dear ones passed
away, but whlcb, wliile far aore expeuslve, is leris euccesiful In the attalnment of the
end sought than one of these llfe-llke portralts. They exolte universal admiratlon, and
it is a cominon remark that lt is a wonder aucli likrnesses can be produced slmply by a
crayon. The above cut is a poor fae sin.ile of a hastlly-m&de pen and ink drawlng by .T.
F. Gilman. It makes no pretenslon to iinlsh whatever.
The prlces for these likonesses are very moderate, being from 825 for llfe size for adults
and 815 for chlldren, down to 98 for smaller slzos. No picture will be allowed to be ac
cepted untll perfectly satlsfactory.
On receipt of address and twenty-five cents, a photograph taLen from one of these
Crayons wlll be sent, showing In some meaiaro tkoquality of the work.
Kefeiiesces. Jlarcus D. Gilman, E. P. Jewett, Sherlff John I,. Tuttle, A. J. Sibley,
0. II. Croas & Son, A. O. Cummins, K. N. Scovlll and T. C. Phluney, Montpelier, Vt;
Joseph Atkinson, Newbury, Vt.; llev. E. J. Hanslow, Wells Ulver, Vt.
j 3F". c3rixJ.it.3xr,
Studio in Union 131ock, State Strcet, Montpelier, Vermont.
Fall and Winter Goods
At Kiiittlifs Dn M Eslint
The most elegant styles of Fall and Winter Dress Goods I
have ever shoAvn, including
All tlie New Colors ani Falirics of tlie Season!
Embroidered Combination Suitings, French Foules, Chev
rons, Camels' Hair, etc. A full lino of Plushes and Velvets,
in all colors, to match Dress Goods. We are offering tlie best
Bargains in Black Cashmeres
to be found in toAvn. Call and sce the one we are selling
at 75 cents ; it is a fino one, and a sellcr. Any lady in want
of a Silk Dress should not fail to call and see our line of
as good bargains as can bo found in Northern Vermont.
I am selling a nice Dress Silk at $1.25, a better one at
$1.50, a still better one at $1.75, up to $2.00, and guaran
tee the quality and price. Also the largest assortment of
Ladies' Cloaks, Coats, Dolmans, Jackets,
etc, in Black and Colors, ever shown in this section. A
full line of Ladies' Furnishing Goods, Ladies', Children's
and Misses' Underwcar, New Laces, Ncav Ties, New Col-
lars, New Ribbons, etc., etc.
This department has never been so full. A complete line
of Paisley Shawls, from common to very fine goods ; also
a large lino of Wool Long Shawls in handsome colorings.
10,000 Yards of Cotton Goods !
at a very small advance from cost. In short, every de-
partment is full and running
P1UCES THAT CAN'T BE
1ML. M. TilVIGIIT,
THE OLD GORNER JEWELRY STORE
Has a Very Large Stock of
Gold and Silver Watches!
A full aesortment of JEWBLUY nnd WATOH CHAINS,
and a oompleto line of
Solid Silver and Eogers' Plated Ware!
Grold and Steel Spectacles,
Cellnloid, Steel and Rubber Noso Ghisscs, Shonrs and Poeket
Ivnivcs, Jtazors, etc. Omt l'ltious ahb as i.ow as tiik i.owest.
Watches and Jowolry Repuircd, and AVarranted.
Corner State and Main Streots, -
Kldneys, Skln and
emcacy in neanng tno aoove namoa aiBoaeos, anu pro.
nounco lt to bo the BEST RBMEDY KNOWN to MAN
Lnbortitory 77 M'rt Thlrd Htrn'U Wew Vork CHy. OruRnUu bell lu
Tl...iU.vTTt K' tTftnt rnimlv. Virulnla 1. Mnrk JuAnjom t Yonr ClrfKt ItlllUn llloixl Rrrnn U
woodr(ul uedioloei ItbaaeoUrtljcutediiiiioI lyiiU4,
The subscriber 1s now prepared to
recetvo orders for Crayon l'ortratts, from
photo. or from llfe, slmllar In executlon
to speclmens ou exhlbltlon.
Those Crayons are o( n hlgh order of
merlt, Bnd require in the executlon a
degreo of talent and sklll co-equal wlth
that rcqulred in fine oll painting. In
the clties they are justly raoked wlth
the beat flne art work in olls, are equal
ly permanent, and by Tory many aro pre
(errcd for portralture to oll painting.
lt 1s rare that work of a really hlgh
character is olTered outsldo the large
cltlea, and any desiring such work wlll
do well to Improve tho opportunlty whlle
it is open.
Excellent (or Christmas!
A skillfully drawn portralt of thls klnd
I also have a very full line of
ovcr, and we are making
BEAT. CALL AND SEE.
Blood. MILLIONS testlfy to lts
Cuarantccd to Cure Dyepepsia.
U U Ul lt U uld to U. Mn. Uaiilda JiAktBiuo.
BARROWS & PECK
lavlte tbe attentlon o( tbe publlc
ta thelr large
Parior and Cook atovea for wood or cmI and
Raies ol all Standard Kinds.
They also aell the Jllntchlcss and llnndolnh
And (inlvniilzcd Ktccl Ilnrbcd
PURE MIXED PAINTS !
made from pure load &nd oll. A
Kdoeml atock of
Irt ronstantly kopt on hnnd, Lnrge otock
ivnd low prlcen.
BARROWS &. PECK,
ODTII MAIN HTRBKT,
It is soinething tliat may inter
cst you, mo nnd cvcrybody else
in rcgnru 10
Ilic Sewing MacliiiiG Business !
I liavc now in stock antl can
sliow my customers a good as
sortment of the four leading
Scwing Macliines ol' to-day,
and New American.
These four nnmed niacliines
all liavc a record in this vicinity
to be proud of, and I propose to
give my customers their choice.
I will simply say they will be
madc as low as first-class ma
cliines can be sold by any one.
Oatalogucs ol styles and pnces
sent to any address by mail.
J. 0. GRIGGS,
Waterbury. - - - Vermont.
P. S. My stock of Boots,
Shoes, llubber Goods, Sheep
skin Moccasins, Wool Boots,
Oversboes, etc, etc, was never
more comilete thnn now, to all
ot which 1 mvito your careful
attention. J. C. rirmnf;.
0. D. SCEIBNER,
! maks a Specialty of Sugar Cured
I have a large stock of these
goods, cured just right and
warranteu to suit the con
sumer. I intcnd to keep my
stock so full that all orders
will be filled with the best,
the last as well as the first ;
and all goods not satisfactory
may be returned at my ex
pense. Also Salt Pork, Lard
in tubs and pails, Sausagc, etc
Call at my store, or forward
your orders to
O. D. SCRIBNER,
61 State Street, Montpelier, Vt.
Heat a House Thoroughly
ltV I'SISO TIIK
Richardson & Boynton Co.'s
roK HM.r. n y
SASH AND BLINDS
At wholewile prlcoa ut
D. L. EULLER & SON'S,
A WEKK 113 a day at homa, auUr oiada. Uottly
StDGK Bl StlffiS
W KR0YALMWIJ tM
Thta Trowilpr nvr vatIm. A mirvtl nf tiurlt. itrnrth
ftnd wliolw)niPii. Mor mmonilml ttmn Uie ortllnary
ktndi, ftnd citnnot be mld in compptltlon 1th tlie mnlUtnrt
and 7 Per Cent
Uood Flnt MortKftie Hotm. te&rln2 nbotn ratM of In
terMt. vitTftble Miul-RDnnftllv fcnd ell nertirmt. rn
obtAlnecl Rt Montpollor, Vt fhroiuti V, ,1, (1LKAKON,
MENT COMl'ANY of Itonton, MMAAChnnelU.
Prostrated from Weakness.
HiLTlMoBt, Md.i June 8, 1979.
Mr. lt. It. Sttvent
I)i ab tiR 1 can tentlfr to the sootltffMUof your meli
rxne. ror npvprnl jmn l Bflllcitl wlth h fevere cough
tnkitii ttiree toltlen tt your VtoT!, mula from tho
vteatr, i wa entirriy reiievefi.
(I (Hlmoro ilreet.
Vcgctlne Is Sold hy All DruIsts,
FOR THE PERMANENT CURE OF
No othcr dlscaao U to preTalont ln thla ooun-
trr aa ConaUiMUon, and no romody hjm evorl
oquallod the oclobratotl Kldnoy.Wort u a
tho eoBO, tbii romeaywiuovoroomoii.
rlbbOi nlalnt U very oot to be
oomplioatod wltbooiuUpaUon. KJdney-Wort
Utrcrurthena tho woakoned carts and auioklT
curoe all klnda of rilca evon when phyaioiana
ana meaicmcii navo oeioro lausa.
U- lirif you haTO citner or theao troubiea
Pl PRICE 81. USE I OrUggl.t.SellM
bAS a UrgQ aMortmont of
Lndles. Ilsses' nnd Chlldrcn'a
ot tbe newwt And beit itylei. These Karmpnta are bongbt
aireci iroui one oi ins largect nianuiaciuier
m me nona, aaa win ue
Sold at a Small Advance
above coat for canh ooly. Partlea wlihlnj for a gooJ-fltUng
aeeirauie winier garmenican save mooey
by buyiog of ui.
J. G- MORRISON,
Blue Store, - - - Barre, VI.
That Brown'sIron BiTTnRS
will cure the worst case
Will insurea hearty appctite
and increased digestion.
Cures general debility, and
gives a new lease of life.
DispeU nervous depression
and low spirits.
Restores an cxhausted nurs
ing motherto full strength
and gives abundant sus
tenance for her child.
Strengthens the niuscles and
O vercomes weakness, wake
Kceps off all chills, fevers,
and othcr malarial poison.
Will infuse with new life
the weakest invalid.
j; Walker Sl., Ililtlmore, Dec 1881.
For iU yean 1 have ben a crtu
.utTerer from lllood Di.ea.e, !!
ao debilitatcd that I could not rctaln
ftnythinz on my ttomach, in fact.
Iifa haT almott becoine a tmrden.
Finally, hen hop hadImo.t lcfl
me, my hutband .KlnK Hroun'k
Iron Biniu adv.rti.ed ln the
fapcr, Indnced me toclve It a trlal.
am now taVlnu the ihlrd botlle
and have not felt ao well In alx
yeart ai I do at the rre.cnt time.
Mn. 1. F. Oairrn
Brown's Iuon Bitters
will have a better tonic
cffect upon any one who
necds "bracing up," than
any medicine made.
The Result of Forty Years'
llaa plaoxt Ir. Ira, Ilatrh'a rlirlfuito Mlxtureat
the lituiil of tht ILnt of niwlH idps fur Couitlia. Culdf , Croup,
and all I.ung Dinccuif. Ii comHuM nioie goul iiuailtltM
Ihan any otlitr aluillar reniiMly. lt waa Uiu imull of ytwra
of atudy awl esiwrtinent ilurtntt llm loag and aurcraaful
nractlcii ot l)r llatch of Htvaiitua. who uonltlirii lt tha
greatt lun-Hi of hta llfe. lt waa conUitfnlly moin
iiiflfiilwl hy oitier il.yalclana of tliat llnie, among whom aa
Hr. N. II. llallou, favoraltly known lu Ht, Albaui It taa
umsl by humlrrtU liodUl uot tiwitaW to k!t tltrlr wrtttvn
coniti.fi.Jailon. It acU qukklj, fiierKellually, -ffeeUvtly,
and wiiikoiii nfpietion ntmovea iim wuw ana nna a curu.
It la trttrftM-tlT iafe for the chllil aa well aa tbuM of ail
vanced aue. ita lieat rtwulta ara aitalnmt lu inall tluwa.
we are oununuauy receiving iwiutra aua worua oi m
iiienlatloa,atiowlntf tlie hl mUiu In whlrh It la brM tr
ttuwa who ura U. It wlll brtnak up a Coht or lutlufnxa lu
tlva linurm. kiiil tclva IfiiliiMllkLH roltcf ln (titi tiuniL nltalle
nata l'oukIi. It la a aovervttm rviiiMly ln L'rouo, auii 1I1011U
b ln vrv houw whfre tiirre aro rlillilmi llatila to audileu
attat'ka. lt wtl) bmtk lip Lung Kfvcr, no olher medlilna
bflnn tequlrwt. It rellf ea Attluiia, WIiiwiiIiik C'ougti.curea
Ahvnys wlth (iood llfaulU
Tho Best Fnmily Medtoiue.
Hniiinvtt iMituiiiiHii. Iluniora. cltuinaa the HtimimJi anJ How.
la, roUM the alutfitlNli Llver, H(Miuc a liiutltliy tlow of blle,
aul rtwtore tlie tXlU.ildaUMi j U'ui to rt new4 anlinattou
lloth artk'ka for aala al the itorea gnnarally, If you do
not nnd It.encloM flfiy oeuU, aud w vlll Mudfrtw toany
Franklin Hcdlclue Co.( St. Albans, VU
JHt Cwf.T BiooD Pumnrn x
Then found the roee dellght In her fair huet
C'olor Is nothlng to thla worlrl !! t
That aee lt. rurther, 1 dlacover, aonl,
That treee are nothlnR to thelr fellowlreea
lt li hul I llial love Ui.lr autollneii,
And 1 that, comfortlnii my tieart, do nlt
At noon teneatli thelr ahadow. I wlll etei)
On the legra of thla world. for lt Is mlnel
Unt the olher world ye wot of ahall go too
1 wlll oarry It In my bMOm, O, my world,
That was not hnllt wlth clay I
(Thls onter world we trrnd on) as a harp,
A graclous In.trummt on whose fair atrlngs
We leam thoae ttlnee we shalt be aet to plays
When mortal honrs are ended. !.et the wlnga,
Mao, of thy splrlt hiove on It as wlnd,
And draw forth tnelody. Why ehonldat thou yet,
Lle grovellng f More Is won than e'er was loet t
lnherlL Ut Iby day be to Uiy nlght
Atellerof goodtldlngs. Iet thy pratoe
tlo op as blrda go np, that, wben they wake,
nhake off the dew and eoar.
And make a place In thy great beart for her,
And glve her tlme to grow and ch.rl.li her;
Thrn wlll ahe rome, and oft wlll slng to thee
VTben tbou art worklng ln tbe furrowst ay,
Or weedlng ln the sacred boitr of dawn.
It Is a cotnely faablon to be glad,
Joy Is the grace we eay to Uod.
There la a rest remalntng. llast thou atnnedT
Tlicre Is a saorlfloe, Llftupthyheadl
The lovely world and Uie overworld allke,
TUng wlth a song eterne, a happy rede,
" Thyl'atherlovealhee. Jeaa Ittgttow.
Tho WIMerncs of Slnnl.
Whcu the camels reached us, we turned
to the new reglon on which we were enter
Ing, which waa none other than the great
anu terrlble wiiderness ln whtch Ino israei
Itos wandercil nearlr fortv vears. It U the
oplnion o( the latest Investlgators that the
marcn irom J.g;il and tne encampinent
about Sinai, altogether occupled not very
ruuch over a year, when the host ol Israei
moved northward, and ln a snccesston of
nmrclien, which consumed nearlv another
year, left tho monntalns and entered a more
open reglon, which was one ot extreme deso-
latlon. llero tbey dld not intend to remain,
but nnly to pass through it on their way to
the lano promised to thelr f athern, from which
they advanced toward Canaan, bnt were
driven back by the flerce ttlbea which in
habited the country. Thns repulaed they
withdrew, and pitched thelr tenta in the
wiiderness, mofing from place to place, but
never passlng its boundary, till the forty
years were nearly completed, when thfy
moved south to tbe Gulf of Akaba, and
passing round the mountains, came up
through Aloab, by the east side ol the Uead
Sea, to Pisgah, where tloses dled, and from
which Joshua led the tribes across the Jor
dan. lietween the leaving Sinai and the
entering Canaan there elapsed a period of
aome tbirty-elght years, durlng which they
wandered ln luls great and terrlble wilder
ness, Uie tradillon of which is found ln the
name, which lt bears to this day, of the
desert of the wandericg. Uero then we are
on the very scene of the camp of the Israei
itt'a. Ilero the tabernacle was set up. and
here God went before his people, as a pillar
ot cioud by day and a piuaroi llre by nlght.
as to in o cnaracter ot tuis region, we nad
formed a paitlal idea of it, as its outer wall
had been lone in view. When we stood on
the top of Serbal or Sinai, and looked over
and beyond the mountains, we saw away to
the north a broad belt of sandy plain, which
dlvided tne mountain region irom wnat lay
beyond a belt bounded on the other side by
a range of hills which could not but attract
the eye, as they were of limestone, in sharp
contrast with the red eranite of tbe Sinai
group. Ixwking from a distance I had snp-
posed uns upiand region to be a rast pia-
teau. iow uiat we are on lt we nnd lt to
be Indeed a rlateau, but not unbroken, but
crossed by ranges, not as grand as the moun-
-i . i' : r l - -1 .nt : i 1 1 .
helcrht. between which are broad srjaces of
desert, furrowed by water courses. acarcely
had we left the edge of the cliff before we
dropped down Into one of the gullies by
whicn this va.it tract Is seamed and scarred,
and kept niovlng on from one to another, as
we hai travAraeii a auccession 01 wauya lu
golug to Slnal. These smaller hollows worn
ut streams, like the allluents of a river,
finally merge Into the Wady el Arish
fwhich we entered In the afternoon), which
is to the desert of tho wanderlng what the
Wady es Scheikh is among tbe mountains
of eranite aud sandstone, and which bears
the great name of the Hiver of Egypt a
term which as used in the Itible, does not
deslgnate the Nlle, but this niighty wady,
which keera Us course to the sea, coming
out near Ueza, and formlng the boundary
between Kgypt and I'alestine. Xow that
we were ln the reglon of pure limestone,
which rcflected the rays of tne sun, we felt
aeain tbe clare and the heat of our first
days on the desert. llut after all, to what
ever devices one may resort to protect him
self from blindness or suustroke, be cannot
whollv escare tbe dazzling glareof tbe burn
ing heat, and has need dally to offer the
prayer that the aun may not einite bim by
ilay nor the moon by nlght. Taking tbis
intenso elaro and heat with the utter desola-
tion of the country, we can understand how
the Israelites sbould have regarded it as in
deed a trreat and terrible wlldernees. No
wonder tbat they fainted, and that their
hearts uled wltniu inem. lne penoa oi
wanderlng was nearly forty years. That is
more than the lifetime of a generatlon. In
that tlme old men died, and young men
grew old j wives and chlldren were buried
in the sands of the desert. What a trial for
the wlsdom and the firniness of their great
leader to keep any control ot two, or per
haps three, milllons of people, who were
sometimes almost starvlng, and often in a
state of mutiny I Moses hlmself was some
times ready to despair, uul ne wundrew
luto tbe wiiderness, and aione ne kneit upon
the rocks or sands, and cried to heaven for
help; and then returned, with newcourage
ln his nean, to inspire tne iaim ana
strenethen the weak, and to lead them on,
untll at last he brought them to the promised
land. Had l not reaxon to say. wben loos
Inrv rlnwn uoon the field of Itenhidlm. that
" the more f see of the desert the more the
miracle of the l.iodua grows upon uie V
And as we advance sun luriner ln our jour
ney lt wlll grow upon us to tne end. Ui
II. M, FieU, in Ecangelist.
Ullllzlnif tho Wastcs.
Compulsory educatiou Is not enough, be,
cause educatiou in the home atmosphere of
vice wlll oniy give impeius and snarpen
these lnleliecta to rue to gianc wicKetines.
Ther must be taken away from their ouvi-
ronment. The malaria of crime can only
be checked and cured by a cbange of local
Ity. The state and even national govern
ment must becoine eodfather to these fore-
doomed reproductlons ol vlclous lile. 1'atrl
otism and fatherhood are so nearly allied ln
our ways of thinking and feeling that we
are not biiockou at me government s uccom
Ing cuardlan to thls vagrant forin of life.
Weuave an example ol its beneficence at
Carlisle Itarracks, in its care and culture of
the chlldhood of savages. We wonder that
we had not thought of it long ago. It lay
like a jewel in the bosoui of Christianity
from the beginning. Xow this is what we
need for the wastes of our great clties. Let
the hand ot tbe eovernment lift them from
the slutus, and soon there will be no more
placea ln our great clties where virtue and
charity daro not make pllgrimages unless
guarded by thepollce. In Sweden tbe walfs,
and street Arabs, and neglected chlldren re
rescued bv tbe covernment as lts own, ou
the ground that the parents have loat tbeir
rlght by their neglect. inese are educated
at government cxpense. When an intelli
eent American asked ln wonder how tln
eovernment of Sweden could allord to edu
cate so many, he waa as quickly told tbat
the government could far less afTord not to
educate them. The form of our eovern-
ineut, wlth euffrage almost unlversaT, must
not perinit Ignorance aud crime to exist, or
they will, like bllud Saroson, pull down the
puiars where our instituiions tesi.i-resot
rU'Untf up the Cable.
The laylug of telegraphlo cablea is now
so common tbat the deacriptlon of the ma-
chinery used for picklug up a broken one,
will be read wltn luterest. n consisis oi a
rope about an iuch and a nuarter ln dlatn
eter, made from the twisted strauds of the
strougeat liemp wlth luterwoven wlres of
flneateel. The rrannel at theend Is merelv
a solid ehaft of Iron aome two feet long,
aud welglilng about one hundred pounds,
and prolonged Into slx blnnt hooks which
much resemble the partly cloaed flngers of
the human hand. In plcklng up the cablo
In deep water, tbe Minla, aftor roachlng the
waters near the break, lets out her rope and
grapnel, then takes a course at rlght angles
to lne cable and atsomo distance from the
fracture, so that tho broken end may not
elip through the grapnel. Tho grapnel ropo
Is attachcd to a dynamometor, which ex
actly measures tho straln ou the rone. and
shows uuerrlngly when the cable has been
caught. If the grapnel fouls a rock the
straln rlses very suddenly to a hlgh polntj
oui me exact weigm ot tne cable belng
known, the dynamometer slgnals br the
steady rata of increase lts hold on the cable
far below. The ease and certalnty wlth
whtch cabtes are picked up In Ihtae days, Is I
amszing. A whlle ago one of the llnes of
of the Anglo-Amerlcancompany was caught
wlthout trouble at a depth of two and a
nuarter nilles near the mlddle of the At
lantlc. Captaln Trott of the Mlnia, who
has won great fame for his skill and In
genuity ln cable matters, but recently
picked up the French cable one hundred
etghty milrs off St. Pierre, and in four hours
from the time the grapnel was let go had
the cable spliced and in worklng condltion.
The spllcing Is a work of groat dellcacy
and skill, and when accomplished by tralned
flngers the "spliced" part can acarcely be
distingulshed from the maln cord. So rapid
has been the Improvement In perfectlng the
mooern caoie tnat tno reslstance to the
electrlc current has been reduced to one
nuarter what it was twenty years ago, whlle
the duplex system of sendlng and rocelving
meaaages doubles tho capacity of every new
The seat of Mr. Oladstono was never so
firm as at present. Though restlng on the
popular wlll he enlovs a more absoluto con
trol of Ilrltain than Iiismark does of Uer-
many. Though the most radlcal ruler that
lvncland has ever had and the author of
changes that have been little less than revo
lutlonary, his administratlon, both at home
and abroad, has been a splendid success.
In the face of the most formldable Irish
movement that has been known stnce the
days of O'Connell, he has eucceeded ln sup-
pressing iiwiessness, bringing order out ot
chao?, dlaarmlng or converting the land
league, aatlsfying Irish discontent, and
bringing over the most trusted Irish lead
ers to a support of his policy. The Irish
land act has destroyed landlord despotism,
and for the first tlme withln tbe period of
modern history the Irish have a chance for
prosperity ln Ireland. Mr. Oladntone has
ruieu tne resiiesa island wun a nrm nana,
but shown tbat be waa its real frlend by
such legislation as tbe disestablishment of
the Irish church, and the land biil. In ad-
dition he proposes, whenever a plan is
aereed upon that fullv malntalns the union
of Ireland with the emplre and supports
the supremacy of the Hritlsh government,
to grant the Irish a local self-government
liku that of the American states. In addl
tlon to the complete triumph of his Irish
poncy, tne rigor anu success oi nis lorelgn
admintatration has wonderfully aroused
llritish enthuslasm. The effect of these
united causes is that the opnosition ln par
liament is powerless and Mr. Gladstone is
able to move on resistlessly to effect the
changrs that he has long purposed. The
" Cloture blll, regulatlng proceedlnes in
parllament, and repeallng the cumberaome
and obstructlve methods of ceuturies, has
reached lts last itages, and its passage wlll
reuder it pcssible for the adminlstration to
move lorwaru ln spite ol a lactlous mlnor
itv. If Mr. f!ladstone had Ipn vearn mnrn
of vigor he would complete the work he has
already eiiectea ln part, ot making a new
Kneland, but the scepter must soon fall
from his aged grasp, and it is currently re
ported that he intends to retire from public
life at the close of thls winter's eesaion of
parliament. He could never resicrn his oflV
ces at a better time for his own fame.
X Xolable Aiinlrcrsnry.
f ew davs slnce Sweden celebrated the two
hundred ilttletli anniversary of the battle of
j.uien, lu wnicn nergreaiBtuero, uustavus
ilolphus, won a Kreat victory over t allen
stein and tbe Cathollc Germans, and per
Iahed in the arms of victory. Though the
battle was lougnt on iierman soll and was
a victory over the ereatest German captaln
oi tnat age oi oioou, nu i ioieatant uer-
many has looked upon tbe victory as one of
tueirown. l ne great awede lnvaded uer.
many, not for conquest, but to deliver tbe
l'rotestant states from the terrible load of
Catholic oppression. The thirtv years' war
waa a reiigious coninct. me awedes may
well reeard Gustavus Adolphus with pecu-
liar pride as a national hero, and the Ger
mans as tbe greatest l'rotestant llberator.
llls me was one ol warlare, and be brought
to 11 tbe nualutes ol a great soldler, lnvln
ciblecourage, remarkable ekill,andnewand
superior metnods ot hi;htlng, bealdes tbe re
ligious impulse, amounting almost to fanat
icism, which inspired bim and his armles,
lle inherited tbethrouein 1011, and with it
a war ulth the Poles and Husslans, bestdes
a loni;-standinc boatllitv wlth Denmark.
He soon drove out the Husslans, humlliated
tho I'oles and, at a later period, entered
Gerraany as the champlon of the l'rotestant
Btates and grappled with Austrla. Atter a
seiies of splendid successes he ended his
uie, but not ms work, on tbe tield ot l.ut
zen. It Beems probable that, had it not
been for tlie splendor of his abilities, tbe
l'rotestant states of Germany would bave
been stamped out under the iron tread of
Wallenstein aud tho Austrlan armies.
It Wni nCold Day for lllm.
A stranger who walked with a limn and
carried a cane iresmy cut irom the woods
halted a citizen on tne steps ot tne clty baii
and inoulred : " How about the reuulon ?"
" It'a all rigbt, I guess." " I suppose all the
blg generals have been provlded lor I "Uh,
es, anu tne urigauiers anu coioneis nave
leen taken care of ?" " Yes." " And the
maiors and captalns and lieutenauts hav
been asaigued places?" "I presume ao.'
" And the sergoauts and corporals and prl
vates are colncr to march. receive honora,
and show off the best they can?" " Tliat is
the prOEramme. Have you been left out I
" Well. I duuno yet, but I ahouldn't won
der. Say, have you read up pretty close on
the programme I" "I bave." "And has
anything been sald about tho heroes who
drove sutler's wagons through the iron hail
of death anythlne about the sutlers who
opeued up business for the boys when the
sbrieks of the dyiu were drowulug the roar
of battle V" "I I dou't thiuk so. lu fact
I am sure about it. " That s me, and here
I eo," sald the man as he gave bis rigbt lei
a treineudous slap. "A reunlon whicn
doesn't ptovide a four-wheeled bur?v for
sutler who sold peaches for a can to Bave
itus union can go to lexas, atr to lexas
and bo hanged, slr be hanged, slrl"
Detroit Free 1'ress.
The I'ruIU of 1'rouch Athclsm.
Tbe lnfluence of tbe government slnce M.
Gambetta became a leadlng man In France
has been lu tbe dlrection ot slniple and un
quallfied atheism. It has foHtered mis
chievous tendencles already at work in the
mlnds of the Krench people. It has stlgma
tized faith of every klnd as an out worn
renilnlscence of a dead past. The only re
sult cau be auarchy of tlie. worst sort. As
Victor Ilugo sald in 1818 1 Wben I.azarus
comes to belleve that there Is no other and
better world for the redress of the inequal
Itles of tbis he wlll cease to lle at the ricb
man'sgate; he will forco his way luto the
rich man's house, wlth a pike in his band.
It Is a very low view of religlon to regard it
as an adjunct of the pollce; it never will
have any power over those who value It
only as a pillar of aocial order. Ilut, after
all, soclety ueeds the background of tbe ln
fliilte to iusure ita stabllity, and the govern
meut which helps men to regard themselves
ruerely as a clever klnd of beasts, and des
tlued to perish as the beasts do, is beatlug
down the barriers of lts own safety, and
and bringing ln the floods to lts own de
structiou. The American.
KvF.itv oue who works wlth lils brain,
w ho npplies accumulated capital to iudustry,
who dlrects or facllitates the operatlons of
Iudustry aud the oxchange of Its products,
is Just as truly a laborlng man as he who
toiU with lils bands or applies manual
I sklll to the oonvorslou of luateilals to nor.
fected forms, aud each coutrlbutes to the
I creatlon of wealth and thepaymentof taxos.
At last they have tnet agaln I
3(ot on the fleld of the slalo,
Kot where the figbt Is won
Under aburnlng sun
Unt away from the loll and strlte
They hare met In the world of llfe,
And they walk by tbe tranqull rtrer
Togetber forever and ever.
Kor twenty-flve long years
Rhe has looked through her wldow's tears,
Back to the sllrrlng pa.t,
When she sbook at the trnmpet's blast.
And knew tbat for weal or woe
Her dearest needs mnst go,
For he stayed not for love or beauty,
Loyal alone to his dnty.
What days dld ahe Uve Ihrongb then I
On tbe llps of a thouaand men
Was tbe name tbat wss dearest toben
And amld the rn.h and the itlr
IIow prondly her hcart would beat
As ihe heard ln thecrowdcd street
Of " Harelork's salnts " and Uielr dee1s,
And knew for his country's needs
lle stood 'mld the abot aud tbe ratlle
Of the terrible fleld of battle.
Pld her cheek flnxh red as ahe heard
How tbe heart of the rmeen was atlrred ?
Dld ahe llft her head tbe hlgher,
When be ln the thlck of the fire.
Vlctorlous ever, went on
Tlll flght afler flght was won T
bld the women Uilnk of ber
When Ihey lialled bim Dellverer T
bld she know how tbe mothers bleeHed hlm
And the little onee careaaed hlm f
And how atrong he waa to save,
llow noble, true and braveT
Alas I aa they pralaed fd name
Crowolng hla head wltb fame,
Swlftly the mesaage sped
" The hero you love Is dead."
The shouts were loud In tlie atr
Aa they raised In the publlc square
Tbe inemorlal of hlm i
D ut tbe w Idow's eyes were dlm,
And the years were long to waltl
Now at last at the open gate
She has aeen ber own agaln
And forgotten Uie parUng paln,
And ahe flnds tbat lils bonore are
Xot for his mlgbt In war,
Not tbat be used a eword,
Pnt tbat he eerved hls Lord.
And away from tbe nolse and strlfe
They are Uvlng a glad new llfe,
And thelr peace abalt flow aa a rlver
In beaven forever and ever.
"Just Like n Man."
11 They do beat all," sighed Mrs. Teek, as
she wlped her face earnestly wlth a spotted
cotton handkercbief, and set her spectacles
alolt on top ol her cap border. " l sum-
raered an' wintered one on 'em nlgh on to
fifty years, and tbe was thtngs he done 1
don't see into up to thls day. Desldes I
had sons, and darters' busbands as well,
and tbey'er all of a piece ; tarred wlth the
samn sticsr, as i.ias used to say.
' Well," apoke up Sliss Patty Hrinkly, a
vlvaclous maiden lady, stopplng to thread
her needle, wltb both elbows on the qutlt
frame, and her thread and needle stabbing
at eacb other nearly half a yard away from
her straining eyes, " I ha'nt never nad no
such experience, thanks be to praiae. I'a
used to say u i nad na marriea anyoooy i d
have killed 'em or run away from 'em, and
1 dono but what 1 snouid."
" They had eomething to be thankful for,
then, aa well as thee, Patty," drjly remarked
Aunt Marcla Illinn, the only lady of the
'Frlends' persuasion of whom Oakley
" Well, they're queer anyhow," resnmed
the Widow Peek. " There's no 'countin for
tbev'll up and do thinc!S you wouldn't
no more expect of 'em than anything ; and
as lor bein protectors lor women-toiEs ana
all that, which folks tell about ln books, my
landl Lias Peek would ba' died more'n
forty tlmes ef I hadn't ba had dry thiogs
for to putonto bim when he camein soakin'
wet out of the crick, or after a pourin' raln.
As 'twas he died o rbeumatiz t be tootc
along o' floatln' saw-logs down to the mlll in
a spring freshet and never coming home to
dinner, but working all day ln them damp
clothes. I give him pokeberry rum, an' a
hemlock sweat, and two hull bottles of
Gumption s Ginger itltters, besides a rub
bin' of him powerful with camphire before
I sent for tbe doctor, but lt atruck to hls
stomio and he went off like. a snuff. But
that a'nt here nor there ; as I was a aayin',
for nifh onto fiftv vears I'd but his llannel
shlrts into the front left hand corner of the
bottom drawer ln the m hogny bureau ln
the bed-room, and every Sunday mornin'
reg'lar, when he was cleanin' up for meetln',
he'd holler out, ' Lurancy I where's them
llannel ahirts o'mine?' Now that'a boI"
concluded tho disconsolato wldow, wiping
her eyes and addmg ln a stage aalde, " liut
I'd give conslder'ble to bear hlm holler that
And they haln t got no memory," put ln
Miss Patty, who had at last coaxed needle
and thread to an amicable understanding,
and was quilting away with zeal anddiecre
tion as every good quilter knows how. "I
never see the time when they wouldn't for
get things. l've tailored round quite a
number of years, and l've hed an eye on
em. as vou say. inere was ouas isuck. I
used to tallor for his folks consider'ble ;
the' was him and three boys and the bired
man. Well I'd got out o' linen thread, say
and vou cau't no more make overhauls with
sewiu' cotton than you cau with Bpider
webs, and Mis' Buck she'd eay, 'Silas,' savs
she, 'Mlss Patty's all out o' llnen thread.
Wben ye co down to tbe store after tbem
rake tails I wlsh't you'd fetch up a hank o'
brown. Now don't you forglt itP And
Silas he'd laugh he was just as clever as a
basket o chlps and hed say: '1 II fetch
it. motber:' but he wouldn't 1 'nd I set 'nd
set a waitin' for't, and fin'lly put on my
buunlt aud waiE a mue aown to tne (Jor-
ners for to fetch it myself ; and tben he'd
sav. 'Uousln latty you see we called
couslns because his f ather's second wlfe was
slster to my Aunt Sophrony's husband
'Uousln l'attv. haln t you eot them over
hauls done yet ?' and I'd sorter bluster up
'nd sav. 'Cousin Silas, I an't no more able
to make bricks without straw 'n the Isr'e-
Utes was for Pharo', and you dld'nt fetch
me no tbread yesterdayl' and then he'd
haw, haw, right outj he was real clever, but
landl so shiftless. That's just a case in
pin't. so to speak. ve know : lust ono tlme.
but you cau tell bv a little what a great
deal means, and, as Jlis' Peek says, they're
" Thee doesn't thlnk women-folks are all
perfect, does thee, Patty ? queried Aunt
.Marcla ln bercaim voice.
" Well. I donno as they be : I donno as I
sed they be, but you can gener'lly tell where
the mostof 'em'll fetch up, andyou're klnder
fit and prepared for what they will do, and
'specially lor what they won't do. Some
times they'U disapp'int all yer calculations,
but then you can lan nacs on ocrnper, and
seo't they was made to be the weaker sect 1
though, lf 'talnt really lawful to say so, I
own I always did bave a poor opinlon of
Adam as ever was; to be a telllu' how
'twas Kvo made hlm eat theapple, when be
done it the first tlme askln'; but 'twas jest
like a mau tney keep a ciom oi it to tnis
day; U's forever and always 'tbe womau
"Thee remembers, doesn't thee? the
Scrlpture savs. ' Tbe woman, belnir deceived,
was In transKression.' It bath always seemed
to me kindly iu Timothy so to sjieak of her
as to lay tne biame on tne enemy.
" That aln't nelther here nor ther." an
swered the loglcal and nndaunted Patty, " I
aln't tryln' to make light of Kve'a disobeyln'.
but I do say Adam was real meau to get be
hind ber ; he was able to say he wouldn't, I
guess, jest as well as she was, but he didn't
no more'n she did. I was a readin' sonie-
wheres t other day, about an old l rench f el
ler, a iudge or somethiu', judge of a p'lice
court, I expect by the tell, aud whensomever
they fetcbed a man before hlm that had
been took up for a misdeed, no matter what
'twas, he always asked, ' Who is ahe ?' let-
tin' on as though a woman was to the bot
tom of every wrong-doin'. Clear Adaml
And that's what I fault em for."
" Well. they be nueer." Mrs. Peek agaln
took up tbe fruttful theme. "Sary, what
was that you was a telling about Thomas
an- them letters t otner nignt r
"Uh, maf'sald Sarau Ueera deprecat-
lngly, but witb a laugh that lit ber pale
face aud sad eyes for Sarah was a typical
New Kugland woman; careful and troubled
about everytning; a cowaru pnysically, a
hero mentally ; afraid of ber very shadow,
but dolng the bravest things, wlth her heart
Btnklng and her jolnta trembllng all the
time, because duty or affectiou called her to
such service. Sbe married Tom Ueera, a
brlcht. strong young fellow. full of fun and
rt-okless darlug, and devoted to Sarah, but
entireiy iguorant oi uer uauy anxietles aud
terrors! for she waa as reticent aa sho waa
tlmld, If ahe thotmht she could save anv
one much moro any ono she loved by
" Oh, tell ou't Sary ; 'taln't no harm ; we
all know Tom sets by ye like his llfe. lle
wouldn't do nothln' to plague ye, lf he
knowed lt, no more'n he'd cut hls head off ;
but that letter business was so exactly like
A ohorus of voices echoed the request;
there were only about ten pooplo at the
quilting lt waa the regular sewlng-circle
meetlng of Oakley so Sarah consented.
" Well, 'taln't much to tell, but lf ma
wants me to. You know, Tom'a horse is
real young and klnd of sklttish, and lf there
Is one thlne above another 1'm afeared of.
It'a a horse."
" llless your soul and body I" put ln her
mother, "I never see the thlng yet you
wa'nl afeared of, Sary, horse or not."
" Oh, I know lt, ma, but I'm awfully
afeard of a sklttish horse j Tom, he don't
really sense it, and he says Jennle ain't
ugly;ahe'a lust full of nlav: and I s'pose
she is ; she's knowing aa A dog, and I give
l.A a l,ll. nft.nn.a.t.tn"ana llma i.A rs.At.A.
her 'round, and Bhe knows me real well, bnt
sho will jump and lash out and shy some
times, anu it maxes me just as weak as
water, so I don't never drive her ef I can
" lou don t mean to say you ever do drive
a cretnr wben yon feel that klnd o' way
toward lt ? " queried Mlss Patty, Bharply.
"Why, I hev to Bometimes, ye know;
there's oft-timea a day Tom can't leave tbe
hayin', or barvestin', or plantin', or some
thing, and tbero has tobe things fetcbed
from the store, and no way to get 'em ex
cept I go for 'em, bo Tom he jest tackles up
and I go for em he don't really mlatrust
that I'm scared, and I don't never tell bim
that I be ; what's the use ? "
" Well," sald Mias Patty with a Bnlff no
type can express, and Sarah went on :
" So week before last Aunt Slmons wrlt
and sald she was comin' out to Btay a day
or two before she went back south, and she
was goln' to fetch Joe, that's her eldest,
along wlth her ; she wantcd for to bave us
meet her to the statlon, but ahe sald she
ahouldn't comelf lt ralned; she'a gotdread
ful weak lungs; butehe'd telegrapb lf she
wa'n't coming. Well, Wednesday morntng,
the day she sot to come, it did rain, sure
enough, and, seeing there was the donation
party to be got up, I sided my work away
early and walked over to the Center for I
knew I sbould find all the folks I'd got to
see to home. I'd just got ready to start for
home about noontime, and I bethought my
self to step Into the postoflice, for I knew
there'd be tbe mall for the creamery, so I
got a double handful of letters and papers
and set my face toward home, when who
should come up but Tom in the buggy.
"'Get in 1' says ho, "I'm agoin' to the
'"What for?' says I.
" Why,' says he, ' they hain't sent no tel
egraph, so they're coming.'
"'But lt rains,' says I, 'and AuntiSI
mons sald she shouldn't come if it ralned.'
" ' Well,' says he, ' I obey orders and
break owners : sbe sald Bho'd telecrraph if
they wa'n't comin' ; and how do you know
but lt didn t raln tnere t
" So I eot in and put the mail down into
the seat, and he driv like Jehu, forwe heered
the traln whistle ; and says I, ' Ob, Tom I
don't drive up tbe hill to the statlon. I'm
so afraid Jenny'll be scared.'"
"lle lauehed a little. '1 11 bet she wouldn't
be balf bo scared as you,' sald he ; 'but 111
leave you at tbe foot of the hill, and lf tbey
come I'll holler down to you, and 11 1 get in
and go up to t other statlon, and put em
into tbe back that waits there, for there
can't four gct into this buggy; and you
drive along up to that statlon and then I'll
put you into the back witb Aunt Simons,
and I'll take Joe along o' me in the buggy.
So aayin' be jumped out, for we was there,
and run up just in tlme to catch the train.
I didn't bave a thought that they'd be there,
but they was, and he called out, 'They're
here, drive along.' I knew 'twas theqalck
est way to take the road alongslde the track,
but the Tuck train was due, and Jen is sklt
tish, but I thought I'd ought to, bo I drove
rleht alone: there wasn't no traln. but
right in the road, where I couldn't turn nor
back, 1 see two loose horses and II there Is
tnlng that puts lightenln Into Jenny lt 8
loose horses. I tell you the shivers run
down my back, but I knew the only chance
was to go so fast sbe wouldn't thlnk about
side shows; so I jist laid the whtp onto
ber, and she sprung so and went by them
horses quicker I Well, the back was golng
over the bridge but I catched up wltb it,
and Joe he got out wlth Thomas and took
the buggy and I got ln with Annt. Tom
had got to go up street to get a can for the
creamery. I called out to him as he went
" ' Look out for your mall on the seat, and
we drove along. llut we hadn't gone a half
mue belore lom be came tearing along and
stopped the back.
t nere aia you put tne mau r eaya ne.
" ' Why, on the seat of the buggy,' says I.
" ' No you didn't I ' says he; ' there wasn't
ncthing there but papers.'
" ' 1 guess l gave you the letters then. I
sort of thought I did,' says I.
" ' v eii, l naven t got em, any way, says
he. ' I.ook in all your pockets, Sally, they
aln't lu raine.' So I looked and looked, but
I hadn't a letter. I knew I hadn't, but I
looked to suit bim. Then I thought how I
drove by tbe side road, and I told him I
guessed they'd jolted out of the buggy when
I driv so fast.
" ' Dear me I says he, ' I must have those
letters to-day. l've got to; I'll go back
over the side road and sce if I can bear any
thing about em . bo ne turned round. I
tell vou. I felt real bad I I couldn't thlnk
anyway in the world what I did with tbem
letters, and I see he was worried to death.
After we got to tbe house, aud Aunt Slmons
was fixln' berself up stairs, be drove up with
"'Sary,' sald he, 'do look over your
pockets agaln for tbem letters; I expect
there was a three huudred dollar check in
one of 'em, and we can't allord to lose it'
I was luit ready to cry, I tell you, but I
overlooUed the pockets again; they wan't
there, and he aaid there wasn't any sign or
heariu' of 'em on the road. I felt as though
I should gtve up when he turned and went
out of the door, but just as be swung the
gite to, he hollered out ;
" ' Sally I Silly I ' and I run. ' I cave I '
says he, laughing ; 'here they be Iu my own
pocket ; you dld give 'em to me.'
" Sure enough I did, but he put 'em Into
a pocket he didn't use for letters ordinarily,
so he never looked there I aud there wan't
no check at all In auy one on 'em."
"I guess you was mad?" queried Mlss
" Well I was a little stirred up, I don't
deny ; I Bet rlght down and cried quite a
"Wa'n't that real mean?" Mrs. Peek
asked of tho audieuco with a tone of fine
"Did thee wisb then thee'd never seeu
thy husband ? " asked Aunt Marcla of
Tne anxlous face flushed and the sad eyes
" Aunt Marcla, I should not know how to
llve wlthout Tom any way In thls mortal
world I" And the clear voice broke down
as if tbe thought of such a contingency was
Aunt Marcia suiiled.
"I expect there are faults ln all human
creatures. 'Male and female created he
them,' though; and we can't set out greatly
to better tbe Ijrd'a plans. We couldn t
really get along, thee knows, wlthout men
folks, aud tbey could not wlthout us ; but I
expect If thee could hear tbem talk among
themselves, Mlss, Patty, thee would hear
quite Irequent, 'Just like a woman.
1'atty could uot deny it. Christian
DuitiNU Martin Van Iluren's brief mlsslon
to Kugland, lt Is aaid, he atteuded one of
the Boirees ot Quetm Adelalde; at which in
conversatlon witb bim, ahe iuqulred bow
far back he could trace hls ancestry ? "As
far back as Kluderhook (where be was
born) may lt please your majesty," replied
Mr, Van Uureu witb the grave urbanlty
cbaracterlstlo of hlm. Supposlng tbe name
to be that of some distingulshed aboriginal
chleftaln, the fair descendant of a loug line
ot German princcs paid still greater aefer
ence to her guest.
A St. I.ouis lady wauts $20,000 damages
from a man who kissed her againsther wlll.
lt Is ueedless to add that tbe man is wortb
no suoh eum. Had ho been, a klss from
him wouldn't have been objectlonable.
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