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H. C. TINSLEY T. 0. MORTON The Staunton Vindicator. futility by - - ■ • TINSLEY l M0ET6K’ SUBSCRIPTION. Per Annum, Invariably in Advance. Carrier in the City 5cts per week, payable to Carrier' -CLUB RATES 4®- Any one sending us ten new Subscribers and $20 will be entitled to one year’s subscription gratis. Any one sending five or more new prepaying subscri bers may retain ten per cent, of subscription price as a commission. VOL 34. STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1879. NO. 14. & i LEVY BROTHERS’ MANUFACTURERS AND RETAIL DEALERS GRAND BAZAAR 30 Main Street, Staunton, Virginia. Spring Goods, Daily Arrival: CASHMERES. SILKS, BUNTINGS, POPLINS in all designs and shades. SEE OUR FLOOR OIL CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. Percals, Cambrics, Cretons, Calicos, Large arid handsome assortment on display. SEE OUR FLOOR OIL CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. Victoria Lawns, Swiss, Pique, Check Muslin, Marseilles, all in the greatest abundance and quality. SEE OUR ^LOOR OIL CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. Towels, Napkins, Table Covers, Piano Covers, in considerable variety and very cheap, SEE OUR FLOOR OIL CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. Sheetings, Cottons. Demminis, Ducking and Bed Tick, at a great reduction on former prices. SEE OUR FLOOR OIL CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A iARD. Mens’ Wear in Cassimer, Cotoriade and Linen, from Charlottesville, Manchester, Richmond and Belfast. SEE OUR LINEN TABLE CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. Ladies, Misses, Boys and Mens’ Straw Hats, in the very latest styles and designs. SEE OUR LINEN TABLE CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. LEVY BROTHERS CALL PARTICULAR ATTENTION To these superior make of Ladie3 undergarments, and are prepared to com pete in finish, design and quality with any house in the United States. With extensive experience and great facilities in manufacturing—it is impossible to do any better any where. Every article neatly finished. Ladies Gowns from 75 cents to §2.00. “ Chemise “ 45 “ “ $1 50. “ Skirts “ 40 “ “ §3.50. “ Drawers “ 50 “ “ $1.25. “ Aprons “ 25 “ “ 75. SEE OUR LINEN TABLE CLOTH AT 25 CENTS A VARD. OUR GENTS SHIRTS Speak for themselves, we have sold several hundred dozen in the past three years and no fault can be found with their fit, style or finish. SEE OUR LINEN TABLE CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. Gents White dress shirts only $ 50. “ “ “ “ “ $ 75. “ Best “ “ ‘‘ “ §1.00. SEE OUR LINEN T^BLE CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. Germantown Wool, Gopher, Shet land Wool and Yarn, In all colors and in great varieties. SEE OUR LINEN TABLE CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. Hosiery, Gloves, Ties and Ribbons, Splendid stock always on hand. SEE OUR LINEN TABLE CLOTH AT ONLY 25 CENTS A YARD. LEVY BROTHERS’ GRAND DRY GOODS BAZAAR, Staunton Virginia, april 4 _ gTACNTON WA/JON FACTORY. w. W. GIBBS, MANUFACTURES OF fll .,i till it FARM AND -SPRING WAGONS SASH, DOORS,. BLINDS, &C. WAGON MAKER'S AND BUILDERS’ MATERIAL Cheaper than ever offered before in this market Send for price lists and cir cnlars. W. W. GIBBS. aua3 lv Q.KEAT REDUCTION IN PRICES | OF ALL KISDS'goF FURNITURE, Mattresses, . Spring Beds', ’UNDERTAKING, &C.,*5 M S. M, WILKES. >To. 30 Main Street oWPrices sent'on anolieation. w28 Watches S3 to 97. Revolver-; ' Sa.BO. Over 100 ictest NoreltiM. hhmM. »*.a»wijeo.»Mliviue,S' E] EMOVAL! LIPSCOMB & SOMERVILLE have moved their stock of CHINA, GLASSWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING, &C., &C., to the large store Room, NO. IS WEST MAIN STREET, formerly occupied hy P. B. Hoge & Bro., next door to Ur. N. Wayt & Bro’s Drug Store. They have a large and well assorted stock which they will sell cheap for cash. dec24 tf XTEW YORK SHOPPING.-Having formed a con _L> uection with t he Lamar Purchasing Agency I will give personal supervision to the answering of Letteus of Inquiry and forwarding of Samples Purchases made with taste and discretion. LUCY CARTER. Lamar purchasing agency. Established. Reliable. Send for Circular Address, 1"KS. ELLEN LAMAR. jan24 877 Broadway (firstfloor,) New YorkCitr J S. GILLIAM, CASH GROCER —AND— PRODUCE DEALER, No. 22 N. Augusta St. STAUNTON, VA„ Keeps constantly on hand a large and fresh supply o the best goods brought to tjiis market, which he selli at the LOWEST CASH PRICES. Call and examine goods and prices. augli ■^/■HEAT! WHEAT!! AND OTHER GRAIN WANTED 10,000 Bushels Prime Wheat, 10,0011 Bushels Prime Corn, 10,! 00 bushels Prime Oats, 2,000 Bushels Prime Rye, Delivered along the line of the C. & O. R. R., am the Valley Railroad. junei-lvear P. 3. SUBLETT. ri'HE UNDERSIGNED WILL HAVE A LARGE SUPPLY OF COAL AND LUMBER constantly on hand, and will be pleased to accom modateour friends, and the pubhc^enerally^^^ W°OL! W00L!! PRIME WOOL WANTED, sausneu us mar n is to wio ............ . is wool well. Cahend see us before selling. apr29 BAKHJ4 DitoD _ JLJ ' BLACKWELL’S DURHAM TOBACCO ATEW FIRM.—Wb wish to call the attention of th IN ladies to our new stock of goods, carefully am well selected by MRS, M, Is. JAG AN. She Is in con taut attendance upon the teto, o seeh er o a friends at No. *1 N.o*to New^Stree Person wishing natures for Serving Mawdpes cai e supplied there, ana alto toe best pjaiter to th mpa27 VelMRS?DitAWI’HEPHEED & GO. JJAND AND MACHINE J3EWED jli BOOTS AND GAITERS, Custom made and warranted in fit | and quality, for sale low, at _ —_. eo»2S O. V. WKLISMl TUTT’S PILLS! INTRODUCED; I860. * TORPID LIVER is the fruitful sonrce of many diseases, promi nent among which are DYSPEPSIA, SICK-HEADACHE, COSTIVENESS, DYSENTERY, BILIOUS FEVER, AGUE AND FEVER, JAUNDICE, PILES, RHEUMATISM, KIDNEY COM PLAINT, COLIC, ETC, SyMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. Ijou'of Appetite and Nausea, the bowel* are cgstiye, but sometimes alternate with iooafenessTFain in the Head, accompanied witli a Dull sensation in the back part,Pam in the right side and under the shoulder* blade, fullness after eating, with a disin* duration to exertion of body or mind, Irri tability of temper, Ijow ppirits, Jjosspf memory, with afeefing of having neglected someduty, general, weariness; Dizziness, Fluttering at the Heart, Dots before the eyes, Yellow Skin, Headache generally over the right eye/ Restlessness at night with fitful dreams, highly colored Urine. IF THESE WARNINGS ARE UNHEEDED, SERIOUS DISEASES WILL SOON BE DEVELOPED. TUITS PILLS are especially adapted to such cases, a single dose effects such a change of feeling as to astonish the sufferer. TUTT’S PILLS ere compouuued from gnbutr nces that are free from auy properties that can injure the most delicate organization. They Search, Cleanse, Purify, an|l Invigorate the entire System. By relieving the en gorged Liver, they cleanse the blood from poisonous humors, and thus impart health and vitality to the body, causing the bowels to act naturally, without which no one can foel well. A Noted Divine says: Dr. TUTTDear Sir; For ten years I have been a martyr to Dyspepsia, Constipation and Piles. Last Spring roar Pill3 were recommended to me; I used them ( but with little faith). I am now a well man, have good appetite, digestion perfect, regular stools, piles gone, and I have gained forty pounds solid flesh. They are worth their weight in gold. Rev. R. L. SIMPSON, Louisville, Ky TUTT’S PILLS, Their first effect is to Increase the Appetite, and cause the body to Take on Fleshy thus the cystem is nourished, and by their Tonic Ac tion on the Digestive Organa, Regular Stools are produced. DR. J. F. HAYWOOD, OF NEW YORK, SAYS: ** Few diseases exist that cannot be relieved by re* storing the Liver to its normal functions, and for this purpose no remedy hns over been invented that as happy an effect as TUTT’S PILLS.” SOLD EVERYWHERE, PRICE 25 CENTS. Office 35 Murray Street, New York. tar Dr. TUTTS MANUAL of Valuable Infor mation and Useful Receipts'1 will bemaiied/rea on application. TUTT’S HAIR BYE. Gray Hair or ‘Whiskers changed to a Glossy Black by a single application of this Dye- It im parts a Natural Color, acts instantaneously, .and is as Harmless as spring water. Sold by Druggists, cl sent by express on receipt of $1. Office, 35 Murray St., New York. mar21-lyr. £ CARD. _ ’ Mrs. C. A. Gladke has for several montli. been in the northern and eastern cii it s, and will n ot return for soire two or three weeks, the object other ex tended sojourn ii to attend the Spring o penings of MILLINERY GOODS, hr Baltimore and New York, in order that she in ay by her personal observation and examination, giv e her customers the benefit of the very LATEST STYLES, and make selection from FIRST HANDS. She will remain long enough to be present at the Second Openings, which generally occur about the middle of March. These are regarded as most impor tant, as they generally SETTLE THE STYLES which are to prevail during the approaching seaso "With the facilities she will enjoy, Mrs. G. will be able to make selections from the latest PARIS AND BERLIN IMPORTATIONS, and the ladies in St'iunton, upon her return, will have the advantages of the larger cities presented at their door, both as regards PRICE AND STYLE. Mrs. Gladke’s well known taste will have an am ple field to indulge itself, and the stock she will bring back wiih her will be one the equal of which has never been seen in this section. It will embrace the latest no, elties and styles of Paris, Berlin and New York, and will afford a rich variety from which the ladies of Staunton and vicinity can select their HATS AND BONNETS, IMPORTED FLOWERS, BROCADE RIBBONS, &C., from the cream of European importations, mart! tf I A i \nn STOCK of goods for sale at and below <B>4r$Uv/U Cost in order to devote myself ex clusively to the produce business in the city i f Staun ton. I will sell the whole of my stock of Goods at and below Cost, It consists of Iron, Hardware, Shoes and Boots, Dry Goods, Notions, Hats and Caps, Ready Made Clothing, Tin Ware, Wooden Ware, Nails a new WindMillor w heat Fan,Platform Scales weighing 2.000 ft. The public may rest assured that they will find here great bargains as I am determ ined t-» sell these goods out very soon. I will sell about two tons Iron, Square, Round, Band aud near ly every kind Tire Iron at two cents per pound round ’-*■ Axle Trees at three cents, Nails No. Ten jat lot. reat bargains call ma:2l 3t ROCK, for Wm. J. JOHNSON. D. B ENGLEMAN, PHOTOGRAPH ARp TIN TYPE GALERY, No, 23 East Main Street, Staunton, Va. Pictures taken t» every style and no pains spared to please both as to execution and price. infti-212t Cab: BIAGES AND BUGGIES, I wish to inform my friends that I have moved my Carriage Shop to my new building near the Virginia Hotel, where I will keepon hand carriages and bug gies ol every description. By close attention to bu ine.ss and fair dealmr ~ '' ' " action. I will pay stri me a call before purchasing. fanU-tf J. H. WATEE aline, I expect to give entire satis r strict attention to repairing. Give f -UE FV1 I f\l G ’S CONFECT iCM-SJL | |mar23-ly four own town. *5 Outfit free, leader, if you want a business at No rfsk . Header, if you want a uu^iuess w. •Which pejso(is gf either sex can make great bay all the tithe they work, write for partlcu Portland, Maine LOCAL DIRECTOR?' Masonic.—Staunton Lodge No. 13.—J. Howard iVayt, Master; James Ker, Seci etary. Meet at their odge in Masonic Building the second and last Fri lay nights in each month. Union Royal Arch Chapter—W, H. H. Lynn, High driest; James Ker, Secretary. Meets in Masonic lall the second Tuesday night in each month. Stevenson Commandery—W. H. H. Lynn, Com nander; James F. Patterson, Recorder. Meets in Masonic Hall the fourth Monday in each month. Knights of Honor.—T. C. Morton, Past Dictator; .V. W. Gibbs, Dictator; F. H. Link, Reporter. Meets (very Monday night in Charity Temperance Hall. Odd Fellows—Staunton Lodge No. 45.—John C. imith, NobleGrand;O.S.Crowder, Secrotay. Meets ivery Thursday night in Odd Fellows Hall. Central Encampment No- 24—W. M. Simpson Jhief Patriarch; James W. Blackburn, Scribe. Meets lecond and fourth Tuesday in each month in Odd fellows Hall. Hay Makers.-W. H. H. Lvnn, Grand Sqltan; A. A. Eskridge, Secretary. Meets every Friday nigh n Fireman’s Hall. Temperance Societies.—West Augusta Lodga—A 5. Hyde, W. C. T.; C. D. Hyde, W. IA. £„ Meets (very Saturday night in Bruce’s building. Mizpah Lodge.—Wm. J. McCawicy, Worthy Chief; rohn W. Bryan, Secretary. Neets every Thurs lay night in Charity-Hall over Waft’s drug store. Sons of Jonadab—Wm. B. Hyde, Worthy Cl lef; rohn M Henkle, Secretary. Meets every Tuesday light in Charity Hall Sons of Temperance. Sons of Temperance—G. O. Bunch, Worthy Patri irch; Wm. Fuller, Worthy Secretary. Juvenile Templars.—J. W. Newton, Superlnten lent; J. Herbert Stiff, Secretary. 250 members—no regular meetings, Fire Department.—Augusta Fire Company Michael Cox, Captain; Thos. J. Crowder, Secretary Meets fourth Tuesday in every month at Firemen’s Ball. Staunton Hook and Ladder Company.—J. M. Juarles, Captain; Sandy Wilson, Secretary. Meets m first Wednesday in each month at their headquar ;ers in the Snllivan building. Capt. J. H. Waters, Chief Engineer of Fire De lartment. , Military.—West Augusta Guard—Wm. L. Bum ;ardner, Captain; LewisM. Bumgardner,Secretary Meets in their armory in the Wayt building every Monday night. Regular meetings first Monday in ;ach month. Staunton Artillery—A. H. Fultz, Captain; N. M. Varner, Secretary. Meets at their armory near the D. & O. Depot every Tuesday night. Regular meeti ags second Tuesday in each month. Stonewall Brigade Band.—Prof. A. J. Turner, Con iuctor; E. M. Cushing, President; W. H. Barkman Secretary. Meets Tuesday and Friday nights every week. Religious—Young Men’s Christian Association.— H. M. Mclihany, President; J. E. Guy Secretary Meets at their rooms in City Hall for all devotional exercises every Sunday evening at 3K P. M. Direc tory meetings at the call of the President. Library jpen every evening from 5 to 9 P. M. foetrg. TWO PATHS. BT KATE WILLIAMSON. O, murmuring ones who frown and fret Upon the way your feet are set, Know that the path ye count so bleak Is better than the.one ye seek. For on that broad and pleasant way Wherein so much ye long to stray, Stands conscience, and from every soul That journeys there he asks a toll A toll that steals from every pleasure. That takes from every glittering treasure, That robs the traveller of ids rest, AnJ'smiles the heart within his breast— For this one, turned from friends to foe, Forbids sweet peace with them to go. And all is now but worthless dross, That knows her presence flight and loss. So though the road be rough and steep, Speed on, O friend, thy courage keep; And ever at thy side shall be The peace that conscience gives to thee. To smooth the way, to whisper “hope,” Through e’ar whit darkness ye may grope. Then ere thy race is wholly run, Or ere the whole long day is done. A burst of sudden light shall break • Upon the path, and ye shall wake To know the way ye did deride Led to a country gloritted! A MORNING SUNBEAM. YOUTH’S COMPANION, A nestling in the little crib— A soft hand laid upon my head— A gentle whisper in my ear, Mamma, I’m tnmmin’ into bed!” ‘■Oh, no,” I said, “ ’twill never do; Now shut th ise little peepers tight, And sleep and dream till morning breaks, Then you may come—when comes the light. Again a nestling in the crib, As down to rest my birdie lay, I listened, for 1 thought she spoek— “Huddy up, light,” I heard her say. Then ail was still. We slept again Till dawn lit up the eastern sky, Then sang my birdie, sweet and clear, “Now light has turn, and so has I!” A QUIET HOUSE. “ Dear me !” sighed Mr. Tarmoyle , as a burst of shrill, childish laughter sounded from the nursery down the hall stairs and into the sitting-room where he was making out some accounts. “I wish those children would be quiet! Ain’t it most bedtime, TillieV” '“They are probably undressing,'”' Mrs. Turmoyle replied, quietly. “I’ll go and see if they are ready for bed.” “Do keep them quiet until they are.” There was an interval of profound silence, and in about half an h6ur the mother returned.. “They are asleep now,” she said. “Tom had dressed the kitten in Bessie’s doll’s clothes.” The accounts finished, Mr. Turmoyle leaned back in bis chair. “I wish you had some management with those children, Tillie,” he said, “I went over to Stpne’s on bujgness, last even ing, and you would not have knqwn there was a child in the house. And Stone has five while we have only three.” “Perhaps they were all abed.” ’’They were all in the ne*t room,” was the triumphant reply. “Stone is proud of them and well he may be. Thpre is Willie, just the age of our Tom, studying Latin instead of dressing kittens in doll’s clothes, and Amy, who will not be four years old for three months, reads well and knows the multiplication table through. Look at our savages!” “They are getting along well at school, dear. I think Mark is too young yet to study. The others did not go to school until they were five.” ff^nd Tom just manages to write a de cent letter twelve, while Willie is at Latin gramihar.' And aB f°r manners, why Tom will make indie noifee alone thah Stone’s five children all pat 'together.’’ Mrs. Turmoyle, being a wo i a of ten e, l did not continue the argument, but men tally resolved to see Mrs Stone the next day, and talk with her about the wonder ful secret of having five children and a quiet home, “I am sure I can’t do it I” the gentle, loving mother thought, with a sigh. Seated, the next morning, in close con versation, the ladies presented a contrast as marked as the atmosphere of their own houses. The tiny, blue-eyed woman, who had no heart to suppress Tom’s merry whistle or Bessie’s silvery laugh, had left a home where constant care only secured cleanliness, and where childish disorder was manifest everywhere but in the best parlor. She looked at the tall, dark-baiied woman opposite her, noted the exquisite morning dress, faced with light silk, spot less and unrumpled, and thought, regret fully, of the marks of ten chubby fingers upon her pwn, printed there, when her boy baby, her darling Mark, had succeeded in forcing a piece of his sweetest cafidy Into mamma’s mouth. She noted the dainty order of the sitting-room, where every chair stood primly in its appointed place, and not even a thread rested upon the car pet, and remembered Mark’s stable for his “spresa cart” and horses under the lounge, and Bessie keeping house on the lower shelf of the book-case. Visions haunted her also of snippings of paper, bits of string, and odds and ends of dell’s finery upon the table. Drifting from one scrap of matronly talk to another, the ladies came naturally to the care and management of children, and Mrs. Turmoyle complimented her neigh bor upon the appearance of her house and the proficiency of her little ones. “I eannot understand how you accom plish it,” she said frankly. • “By system,” was the reply. “The edu cation of my children begins, I may say, in their cradles. As soon as they can walk, they have their own proper place in the room, and are trained to perfect si lence when older persons are present.” Mrs. Turmoyle thought of the noisy chorus of shouts, the eager recital of the day’s pleasures or acc dents, that greeted papa, aunties or uncles in her own nursery, and wondered if Tom, Bessie and Mark would be trained to sit quiet in one place fnr hnnra of. a time “At two years of age I teach my chil dren their letters, and after that, they are sent to school. All-of them were entered at three years of age at a private school, and at five at a public one. In the inter vals of school hours my boys have geo graphical puzzles, spelling games and prob lems, and my girls are taught sewing.” ‘•And when do they play?” “Their games and puzzles are sufficient | for the boys, and I allow the girls to cut out and fit clothing for a large wax doll.” “But do they not have any hours for running, balls, kites and other out-door play?” “I disapprove entirely of out door play. It ruins clothing and mates cbildrtn rude. They lhave out-door exercise in a long walk to and from school.” As she spoke, the hall door opened qui etly and a fall of footsteps crossed the ball to the sitting room. Five children, three girls and two boys, came in with languid footsteps and pale faces, from which all childishness seemed stricken. Spotlessly clean, with shiny hair and polished boots, they followed in orderly fashion, the lead of the eldest, who stood before his mother, waiting for permission to speak. “Well, my son?” she said quietly. “There is no school this afternoon. The senior class is to be examined,” he said wearily. . , “No school! Very well. I will set you some sums after dinner, and find you some words to study in the dictionary.” ' Silently the five sat down until the visi tor departed, uncomfortably conscious of ten weary eyes and five pallid, pinched faces. Crossing her own doorway, Mrs. Tur moyle was greeted by a merry duet, “No school! No school!” Then the tenor solo. “Won’t you make some bobs for my kite, mamma? There’s a splendid wind!” Followed by a sweet soprano. “And oh, mamma, you promised the first holiday you would trim my doll’s bonnet.” “1 'ant a kite, too. ( struck in Mark. “Oh, let me get my breath!” cried the little woman. “Where’s your hat, Tom?” “Oh, I forgot,” Tom said, Sweeping it off with a profound bow. “Here, take this chair. And let me take your bonnet and sacque up stairs. Yoh are tired. Never mind bobs if yon are very tired.” “I’ll help make them,” said Bessie; “and I'll go watch Tom. mamma, if you don’t feel like making the bonnet.” “We’ll see, after dinner,” said Mrs. Tur moyle, looking from one round, rosy face to the other, marking the sturdy limbs and dancing eyes. To be sure the hair of all three must be reduced from a state of rebellion before they were presentable at the table, and soap and water were pleas ant suggestions in the maternal e^es. There was perfect health and happiness, if the voices were shrill and the boots noisy. “I’ve been to see Mrs. Stone,” she said, when washed and combed, her children gathered around her to wait for papa and dinner, “and I wondered if I could ever make my children as quiet and orderly as her’s are1” “Willie Stone is a milksop!” said Tom, contemptuously, “always crying because Jiis headaches. He can’t play anything, apd daren’t move, fop fear of spoiling his clothes- Wouldn’t play football for fear he would get dust on his boots. There’s a pice boy for you! He might as Wel1 he a girl at pnpe.” “4-nd motlier, the teacher had to write a note tp Mrs. Stone the day John Dray spilled the ink an Maud’s apron. She was so afraid to go hpme, it was awful. She said her mother would whip her, and keep her upon bread and water for a whole day. Mrs. Bee told her to say it wasn’t her fault, but she said hpr mother would uot believe her." “Dinner! and here comes papa !” cried Tom. Mr. Turmoyle came in with a grave face. He made no comment on the holi day, but stooped to kiss the rosy faces with unwonted tenderness. After dinner he sent the children to the nursery, and said . -U • 1 1 *i' ; ’ i • , . : >1 • to his wife, who had anxiously watched his clouded face: “Tillie I met Dr. Holmes on my way home, and tells me that there have been three cases of scarlet fever from the school. It is raging fearfully he says. Mrs. Turmoyle turned very pale. ‘•In the school?” she murmured, ‘•■JVell, among the scholars.” There w.as little more to shy, but the heart of. each parent sent up a petition to a kind, and heavenly Father, to keep the plague, from their door. Yet it came; . A week later Mark sick ened, aud.,in .three days more all three were down. Tenderest nursing, loving eaye and unexpected docility of patients, brought the little Turmoyles safely out upon the road to health again. The most nauseous medicines were swallowed if “mamma” coaxed, and the most stringent, stillness was observed when papa was discovered to have tears in his eyes at Bessie’s crib. The day the children assembled in the sitting-room for the first tea-drinkmg was a gala day, but papa was observed to have a sad fa "e. “While we are thankful, dear children,” he said, “for our bless ngs, let us not for get to sympathize with the sorrows of others. Willie and Maud btone were buried to-day, and Amy will be deaf for life. The others are still very ill.” At bed-time, when the children slept the sleep of convale-cence, Mr. Turmoyle came to the nursery, where his little blue eyed wife was laying out the morning clothing. “Tillie,” he said, drawing the little wo man close to his strong arms, “I had a long talk with Dr. Holmes to-day, and I cannot rest till I thank you for our un broken nursery to-night. .N ext to God you saved the children.” “I am sure you never spared yourself in nursing,” said Mrs. Turmoyle. “The nursing was the smallest part of it. Dr. Holmes says it was not the scar let fever that killed Stone’s children, but their mother’s ‘system.’ The fever found overtaxed brains, bodies weakened by want of exercise, tempers m.:de sullen by a de privation of all childish pleasure. They were nursed by ‘system,’ no allowance made for suffering or w^kness; and the two that are gone but. precede the two now dangerously ill. If they recover from the fever they will never reach maturity unless the mother sees her error. “You may thank your wife’s management for your own children,” the doctor said to me; ‘there was something to build on in the sturdy frames of those young savages.’ ” Mrs. Stone could see no fault in her sys tem, though two little graves attested its weakness. Her children, recovering from the fever, found no relaxation of home rule, a1, d, pale and dull-eyed, went back to the old routine. Four years passed away, and Tom left home for a boarding school, a gentlemanly noy of sixteen, well up in his studies and in perfect health.' Driving home from the station, after starting him upon his jour ney. Mr. and Mrs. Turmoyie passed Mr. Stone’s handsome house, prim and spot less, and no signs of busy little feet on walk or border. “Poor Stone!” said Mr. Turmoyie, “he frets sadly for Amy.” “It was hard to lose her, the last of the five,” sai l" Mrs. Turmoyie; “and she was such a patient child, after she had lost her hearing.” “Too patient! There will be no need now of any system in training. Five children all under the sod! Oh, Tillie! Thank God we have not such a home as the one we have just passed. Thank God for merry voices, clear laughter, noisy feet, and even the crying of our baby May. May He guard and bless our little ones, and give them good health, good principles and hap piness, rather than give us the doubtful blessing of a quiet home.” A Distinguished Traveler from Africa The most wonderful of all wild creatures and the nearest approach to humanity of all known animals, is the quaint chimpan zee. Hitherto it has been almost impossi ble to keep them alive in civilized coun tries. About a year ago Messrs. Charles Keiche &• Brother, at a great expense, brou lit live of them to the New Yoik Aquarium and but one only now remains. On Saturday afternoon one more was re ceived, who had just arrived from Central Africa, and there was much curiosity to see how they would act at their first meet ing. A number of scientific men were present to witness the introduction. When the stranger was put in the cage “Tom my,” the old inhabitant looked at him for a moment with some little distrust, then he approached nearer, and after a little hesitation threw one arm over his shoulder in a manner that was almost human; they ( look in each other’s deep, searching eyes for a second with serious faces, and then clasping their long arms about each other, took a long embrace, then they separated, and “Tommy” extending his hand, the new comer took it, and they shook hands precisely as two Christians would. All this called forth roars of laughter from the outsiders, but the “Chimps” paid not the slightest attention to them. Then “Tom my” offered the courtesies of his cage to the new comer, gave him a part of his blanket and the remains of his dipner, and after that they settle# down for a good old-fashioned chat. W lien the young fel. low was given his first bath he objected strongly, and fought against soap and water, and brush and comb like ^n 'obsti nate child, while “Tpfbmy,1’ who “had bpen there,” looked on in great glee, and seemed to enjoy the operation immenseley. At ten at night, the hour for closing, fhp little one was wrapped oh in ids blanket, Sleeping soundly, and “Tommy,” with his idanket pulled up over his shoulders, sat a few feet avyay, watchiqq blip with ail tfie solicitude of an anxious father. -— ’ i« » In good society we are required to do Obliging things to one another; in genteel society we are required only to say them. No man who neglects his business can, hope to be successful. A man’s character is like a fence—you, canuot strengthen if by whitewash. r rame-Dogs in the rhiiadelpinu^V Among the contributions mentioned in i the second annual report are twenty-eight ; prairie-dogs. In time tliese enterprising little creatures burrowed out of their en closure under a wall fourteen feet deep, and took possession of a fine slope of lawn near the superintendent’s office in the old Penn mansion called “Solitude,"’ and they bravely held it until last fall, when the old enclosure was dug out and paved with flags, and now it once more confines them To catch them the holes are flooded, and the poor little creatures taken ad they come up, half drowned. Their colony is one of the most interesting things in the garden. At any time almost you might see a dozen of the active little animals popping in and out of their holes, uttering their peculiar cry—something like the half suppressed bark of the dog—to which probably they owe their name. Their in crease begins to alarm society. Something must be'doGe’’and it is very difficult to catch them. Some newly forming zoologi cal gardeus applied to the Fairmont Park institution for prairie-dogs. This was while they held possession of the lawn. The request" was most willingly granted, but the catching required four men and about as many days, and then only three or four were secured. Their is a popular belief in the West that the burrowing owl, the prairie-dog, and the rattlesnake live together in great har mony. It is probable that the snake “in vades the home of the dog for the purpose of feeding upon the young, while the owl, to save itself the trouble of digging its own habitation, takes possession of the desert ed burrows which are left in the gradual change of location continually going on among the dogs.” Two burrowing owls were once introduced into the inclosure of the dogs at the Philadelphia garden, and the result was a desperate fight, in which the owls were finally killed, their wings hav • ing been clipped so that they could not fly away. This hardly shows harmony be tween the two. The piairie-dog and the porcupine are among the animals that re quire no water.—M. Rowland, in Harper's Magazine for April. A Converted Man.—I once knew a man in the State of Virgininia who was terribly afflicted with penuriousness—un consciously to himself—before his conver sion, but painfully evident to others. The • Lord very soon showed him his besetting sin. It troubled him sadly. He prayed,, and fought, and acted against it constant ly. His heart’s delight was his well stock ed smoke-house, where hams, shoulders, and bacon hung in systematic rows, and shone like polished walnut. Committees had often waited upon him, in his unre generate state, for contributions for their pastor; but all to no avail; they could not open the old man's heart, nor open the smoke-house door. After he had shown many other evidences of a change, they ventured to approaob- him on this tender point, and ask for a ham for the new pas tor. He repaired at once to the smok house, and selecting one of the best, after closing the door and almost reaching the solicitors, he laid it down on the ground, and hastily returned, bringing another. Once more he hesitated as if about to re turn for a third, and was heard to exclaim, “There now, you old stingy devil, if you don’t stop, I’ll give away every ham I’ve got in my smoke-house.” The man was evidently converted. Queen Victoria’s Crown.—The fol lowing is a list of the jewels contained in the Crown of England: 20 diamonds around the circle worth. £30,000 2 large centre diamonds. 4,000 54 smaller diamonds at the angle • 100 25 diamonds composing the four crosses... 12,000 # large diamonds on the top of the crosses. 40,000 12 diamonds contained in fleurs de-lis . 10,000 18’ smaller diamonds in the same 2,000 Pearls and smaller diamonds on arches and crosses. 10,000 141 other small diamonds. 500 26 diamonds in the upper cross 3,000 2 circles of pearls about rim. 300 It contains a total of upwards of three thousand precious stones of various sizes, ranging in value from about two to ten thousand pounds, giving a total of £111, 900 for these alone, without taking into account the gold in which they are set. How to Build up Your Town.— Every time you get a chance cuss out the city government. Whenever you get in a crowd, abuse the merchants and swear they are a thriftless set of men and with no enterprise, When you want a buggy or wagon order that from some other piaee, and break down your own manufactories. When you want to build a house, send off for workmen and starve out your own mechanics. Every chance you get make it a point to let the people know your city or town has the meanest set of lawyers and doctors in the world. Always make it a point to abuse your neighbors and let the people know you have tho moat selfish, meanest class of citi~ sens of any place on the top side of the globe. j Always borrow your county paper and ! thereby cheat the publisher out of a sub- , scriptton.—Pearisburg Virginian. ^ Toil and. Be Happy,—'5'he ‘“Christian at W ork” thinks ^usfcin never said a truer thins than this: ‘Vff you want knowledge, 1 you must toil for it; if food, yon must toil t for it; and if pleasure, you must toil for 1 it.” Toil is the law, .Pleasure comes * through tail, and not by self Indulgence < and indolence. When one gets to love 1 work, his life is a happy one. Said a poor man in Brooklyn, the other day, with Si family of eleven to provide for ”ff I ' were worth $1,000,000. f should not wish ’ to ao much different than f do every day, ' hour after ^our. I love it a thousand * times better than to rest. ’ ’ He, basfor near-i ty half a century be^a surrounded by porkers, and ha,S caught the. spirit of in- 1 dustry. ^e loyos his work;, better than food 1 Of sleep, Hp is happy whp has conquered 1 ^siucss, once fofeyor, i ADVEBTIS1JNU- MAXES Advertisements inserted at tke rate 'of One Dollar per square of eight lines of Nonpareil for the nisi, and 50 cents for each subsequent insertion . 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Mullein as a Cube fob Consump tion.—A correspondent writes as follows about the flower of a well known plant: I have discovered a remedy for consump tion. it has cured a number of cases after they had commenced bleeding at the lungs and the hectic flush was already on the cheek. After trying this remedy to my own satisfaction I have thought philan thropy required that I should let it be known to the world. It is common mul lein steeped strongly and sweetened with coffee-sugar, and drank freely. It is much more beneficial if allowed to . become, cool before using. A bottle of the tea should be carried in’the pocket aind used whenever there is a desire for drink. iTouiig py hid plants are good dried in the" shade and kept in clean bags. The medicine must be continued from three to six months* according to the nature of the disease. It is very good for the blood-vessels-also. It strengthens and builds up the system- in. stead of taking away the strength^ it makes good blood, and takes inftamtfra* tion away from the lungs. It is the wish of the writer that every periodical lb the United States, Canada and Europe should publish this recipe for the benefit of the human family. Lay this by and keep in the house ready for use. • ■ . . j y t $ To Restoee old Solid Wood Fun is itube.—If possible, have an uncarpted room with no Other furnitufe than’tie pieee to be treated, as the dust is very penetrating; rub the article all over with medium sand paper, taking .'particular pains with carving corners, etc., using a fresh bit as soon as the paper gets smooth; afterward brush and dust throughly; then rub down with very fine fM. paper, such as is used for nice bracket work, till the surface feels smooth to the touch; polish, with any good furniture polish, not var nish, or make a simple mixture yourself, consisting of five cents’ worth of both spirits of turpentine and raw linseed oil, thoroughly shaken: apply with flannel and rub hard; after it is nearly dry go all oVer with fresh flannel or chamois skin! It may require several applications to give the de sired lustre. Cure fob Hog Cholera.—A farmer who has suffered from the loss of over one hundred hogs the past year has a remedy which he says cures in every case. My in formant is Mr. G. W. Baker, Chapman’s Creek, Clay county: P. O. Wakefield. He breaks a box of concentrated lye into a barrel of clean water, and when the lye is dissolved gives it to the bogs to drink. He says he had in his feeding lot, a hog which would weigh 400 pounds, so near dead that he thought it useless to try to save him, but on second thought said, try anyhow. So he rolled him on his back and poured a pint of the liquid down his throat and in less than an hour the porker was on his feet, cracking corn nearly as lively as ever.—Kansas Farmer. . - To Bake Egg s.—Butter a clean, smooth, saucepan; break as many eggs as will be needed into a saucer and slip them into the pan, one by one. No broken yelks allowed, nor must they crowd so as to risk breaking the yelk after they are in. Put. a small piece of butter on each, and sprin. kle with pepper and salt; set into a well heated oven, until the whites are set.. If the oven is rightly heated it will take, hut a few minntes, and is far more delicate than fried eggs. FRrED Chicken.—After neatly dress ing and carving in pieces of proper size, parboil a half hour or longer until tender; take out with a fork and place in a frying ing pan of melted butter; fry brown by frequent turning to keep from burning. A nice gravy is made by pouring the broth in which it was boiled, into the frying pan with a thickening of flout and any seasoning preferred. Curled parsley, ar ranged as a garnish, adds to the general i fleet. The following will prove a great saving if time to the young man who baa put his whole mind on the coloring of a meer schaum: The bowl of a meerschaum pipd' may be colored in five minutes by first1 tinting it with a solution of nitrate of sil ver in ether and alcohol, to which essence of roses and camphor are added. Figures of any pattern are produced by the heat of the tobacco, and when produced are per manent. A flock of hens will pay for themselves beforthey are one year old, if tbejr are rightly cared for. You can then sell,them if you choose, for a good price andi raise another lot, but it is not advisable to doso is the second year is the most profitable, ijut do not keep them after they are two' pears old, for after that age they do not pay so well. Among the beat materials for mulching ire leaves, charcoal dust, sawdust, hay, straw, or any lighi porous substance which will keep the soil loose and moist. By proper mulching,we have seen peas, beans, potatoes, cabbage, onions and other vege tables maintain their growth through the Iriest summer. Ant dairyman troubled with cows laving sore teats, should use plenty of lin ked oil before and after milking. He rill find but few, if any, sores about his tows' teats If this be done. Many cows haf are kickers would delight to be milked f a little linseed oil was used on the teats. Salt for Animals.—Salt is very im >ortant for animals. Large pieces of rook alt put into the mangers and feeding roughs are recommended. One-half the .sh of animal blood consists of salt; with >ut the latter the blood cannot be in a na ural or healthy statu. 5x is said that carbolic soap if put in the vater with which pot plants are sprinkled, vill destroy mildew. Soft soap put in rater to be used on flowers will it is sta ed. prevent the pest from appearing. The- sprouts that come up on, or around' be stems of fruit trees should now be ra Qoved—removed completely apd not aerely cut back to be thereby very greatly ncreased the next season.