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HENRY A. PARSONS, Jr., Editor and Publisher-
NIL DESPERANDTJM.
Two Dollars per Annum.
NO 44.
EIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1880.
VOL. X.
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Sleep.
When the evening kbariows crrep
Stealthily,
Hiding every hill anil dale,
Hiding all things with t'.ieir veil,
When the Bhining day doth die,
Sweet is sleep.
When the evening shadows creep
Stealthily,
To the baby in her nest,
Longing lor her quiet rest,
Hushed by loving lullaby,
Sweet is sleep.
When the evening shadows creep
Stealthily,
To the weary heart and brain
' Bringing tranquil peace again;
All our cares and sorrows fly
Sweet is sleep.
OVER THE SNOW,
A CHRISTMAS 8TOKT.
Hark the herald ! angels sing,
Glory to the new-born King !
rang out from the choir, and the organ
1st. aslender. pale-faced girl, with grave.
beautiful brown eyes, joined in the an
thems, all ,her soul in the triumphal
words :
Joyful all your voices rise,
Sing the anthems oi the skies;
With the celestial hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem.
It was the last of the rehearsal. The
choristers threw down their books, only
too glad to get away. The organist
alone remained, to play over once more
a new voluntary.
Good night Miss Englehart." "Good
night, Miss Katharine!'' "Good night,
Katie, and a merry Christmas eve," were
the cries, as, one by one, men and maids
left the choir, and went down the stairs
and out into the bright, white Christ
ians night.
Miss Englehart's sruilirj ' lips and
gentle brown eyes answered them ail.
A moment and she was alone, only the
white, piercing moonlight streaming
through the painted oriel over the altar,
and the one dim light beiow. A flare
of gas lit the organ loft, but this s tit
lowered, and with rapt face and dreamy
eyes she Dlayed over and over again the
jubilant new voluntary. She might
have gone on for hours she was quite
capable of it but n piteous yawn from
the boy at the bellows recalled her from
heat-en to earth.
"Oh!' she said, stopping suddenly,
with a halt laugh, " I had forgotten you.
Jiiumy. Well, 1 won't play sny more;
and here
take tut 3 lor your Christmas
box."
Jimmy jumped up and seixed the
proiltrtU greenback with glistening
eyes.
' Thank;, Miss Kate rr.erry Christ
mas, p;(njiii ma nm," cried the boy, eeiz
iiiif his en "ii.h!" she's a brick, slit
is, ' said Jimn-y to bimse'f, as he clat
trred (:n'n tl.e-Metp siairway. "No
body itmoi.g ail Ibesingos ever tliinl-t
of the l,o whnt blows the bellowses
cept tier Di-n't I jutt hope she won't
marry that hmg-K-gc'd rooster that
'scorts lif-r there sometimes, and leave
the choir for good."
Still a few moment longer lingered
Miss Englehnrton lier knees; then she.
too, l.uiried down the stairway and rut
into the shining coldness of the starrj
Deccmbi r night. High and white and
cold Jay the Christmas snow. No
" green ule" this to make fat the kirn
yard. Cloudless and blue spread the
sky, fillt-d with sparkling Christmas
Btais. Could that other night, so long
ago. wh-n the shepherd watched his
flock in the great Galilee hills, " and the
lory of the Lot d shone nround them,"
have hem one whit fairer than this P
" Katie."
With a greats tart the gitl came back
over eighteen centuries, from Bethle
hem to the town of Southport. A tall
man iiad started up in her path, and
spoke her name.
"You, papa!" he girl said, in doubt
and surprise, the color that had arisen
to her face fading out.
' I Katie." He drew Iter hand under
his arm with a luugh. "Did you think
it whs Harry HattonP W ell, it is almo.-t
as pood, for I Lave come to talk to you
of hit.. "
Miss Engielart looked up a sudden
tw n hie in her brown, tender eyes.
" I thought you had done talking of
him, papa," she said, a tremble in her
voice. "I thought yesterday had fin
shf d the subject foiever."
" Let me tee. What was it I did say,
yesterday r" bays Mr. Englehart, bland
ly. "Ah! In member I that my Btift-nicl-.c
d, riotir.g old ciient, John Ilatton,
hr.d made up his senile mind to forgive
bis rut away daughter and disinherit
Hairy. Under these circumstances, 1
very natuinlly to'd you that you were
to met t Harry no more. You're a good
girl, Katie a very good girl!" Mr.
Endehnrt pats paternally the little
hand on his arm" and at any saerilice
to yoursel.' you would have obeyed me,
I in sure. My dear, it affords me great
pleasure to inform you the sacrifice will
not be required."
"Papa!" the girl cries, tier whole
fare lighting up, " you will let me marr
Hnny, roor a3 fcc is oh, papa! I am
net afraid of poverty not afraid ol
work ; neither is Harry, and "
"Oh, pooh! my dear, pooh! nothing
of the kind. My opinion on that point
has never c'janged, and never will. No,
no ; it is something infinitely better than
that. Old Ilatton died suddenly last
night, before making the proposed new
will, and all is Harry's."
Katherine Englehart uttered a faint,
startled exclamation.
"And the old will, leaving all to
Harry, stands, and bis only daughter is
disinherited and left out."
" Left without a Btiver, my dear, and
set ve3 her right, say I. She ran away
with a worthless scamp, against her
fatLor's will, and, like all fools, has paid
the penalty of her lolly. She supports
herself and her five children by sewing
eo 1 have ben told, and you know what
sort e l support tuat means. Serves her
right, I say again. John Hat ton has
done what it was his duty to do what
I w;uld bave done in bis place cast
her off and left her to' starve with the
ta lner she ch vse."
In the moonlight the face of Miss
Eneiebatt grows white as the snow
itself, but she walks on and does not
iy a word.
' "However," cries her father, cheer
fully, " that is not bat I want to eay.
Rote Hatton's case need never be yours.
All is Harrv's. and, excrrt bis poverty,
I never bad any objectiru to Harry as a
son-in-law, bo ween he cc mes to wish
you merry Christmas, my dear Katie, I
give you leave to name the day."
A strange light comes into the brown
ejes; a strangely resolute exptession
sets the pretty, soft-cut mouth.
" In be coming to-night, papaP"
"You will find him. I have not the
slightest doubt, at the house before you.
It would be hypocrisy for him to pro
fess any grief for that old skinflint uncle,
and Harry is no hypocrite.
" You have seen him since his uncle's
death P"
" Certainly, Kntie, and was the first
to congratutate bim. ' 1 trust you with
draw your objections to my suit now,
sir ! lie says to me, in bis haughty
way; 'lam John Hatton's heir after
all! ' A trifle hot-headed is Harry, but
a good fellow in the main oh ! a very
good fellow! I have no doubt, Katie,
he will make you an excellent husband."
"Ho means to keep this fortune,
thenP" bis daughter ays, and says it in
so odd a voice that her father looks at
her, puzzled.
" Keep itP What do you meanP
What should he do but keep it0 By
George! I should think he did mean to
keep it a cool hundred thousand, if a
dollar! May I ask what you mean by
the question? "
" Not now, papa, please ; I will see
Harry first," she answers, in the same
Btrange voice a very quiet voice,
though it startles her father.
" Look here, my girl," he says, sternly,
" I know you oi old know your high
drawn Quixotic notions about things
in general, and points cf honor and
conscience in particular. I warn you,
don't let us have any of them here, if
you want to be Harry Hatton's wife.
The lad has come fairly by his fortune
let him keep it in peace."
They are at the house with the last
words words harshly and menacingly
spoken. They go together into the
pnrlor, and there, as Mr. Englehart lias
predicted, they find young Hatton alone.
A tall and proper fellow, this Harry
Ilatton, with a handsome face, and
c-naer, happy eyes.
"At lust," he cries, coming forward,
both hands outstretched, "just as pa
tience was censing to be a virtue.
Thank you for bringing her, Mr. Engle
hart. Come to the register, Katie, and
warm those cold little paws. Has our
stately papa been telling you the good
news?"
He draws her forwarr1, eyes, smile,
all alight with love and joy. Last
night he was in despair last night this
cozy parlor had been forbidden ground.
Sorrow and weeping had endured for
the night, but joy had come with the
morning. This time yesterday he had
been a beggar, and Katie had been re
luscd hi ii to-night he was a rich man,
and Kntie might be his for the asking.
Papa Englehart, after a genial, father-in-law
sort of a nod, had slipped away
and left them together.
"Why don't you speak, little girl P"
cries jubilant Harry, "or has the power
of speech been frozen within youP Wish
mo merry Christmas, Katie, and con
gratulate me on my capital fortune."
Sue looks up Ki him with eyis f-j.ll of
wistful love.
"I wish you a merry Christmas with
all my heart, Harry; but congratulate
yoa on what?"
" Why, hasn't the dear old dad been
telling you P Then wonders will never
cease. Oh, pliaw! Ot course he has
told you that my uncle is deadP"
" roor old JMr. Hatton yes, I know
he is dead."
"And all is mine, Katie, all. And
next April the old house shall have a
new mistress, and Harry Hatton shall
have a new wife. why don't you
speakP Why don't you smile? What
is the matter witli you to-night?"
" Harry, you mean to keep thi3 in
heritance?" "Keep it?" Harry look3 at her in
wonder. "By Jove, what a question!
What should I do with it but keep it?"
"Resign it to Rose Ilatton Mrs.
Andrews now to whom it rightfuilv
belongs ."
" A most likely idea, and quite worthy
of Katie Englehart. I have Had poverty
and hard work for seven-and-twenty
jears, and now when the golden shower
falls in my arms 1 am to resign it to
Rose Andrews and her drunken brute of
a husband ! No. no, Katie ; in the nine
teenth century men keep all thev est.
and they ask tor more."
"bo 1 perceive," she says, quietly,
though she is trembling as she stands.
She draws a ring off her finger and lays
it on tue taDto neiore Mim. uur en
gagement ends to-night, then, Mr. Hat
ton. Here Is your ring."
He standstazing at her, utterly be
wildered. T
"Katie," he exclaims, "vou don't
mean thisP"
I mean it, Harry. If papa had let
me, I would have been your wife in
your poverty oh, so gladly and
woikedforyou and with you with all
my heart : out now now that vou take
the portion of that woman worse than
widowea of those children, worse than
fatherless I would die first."
The gentle eyes flashed, into the Dale
cheeks an irdignant glow leaped, and
the soft, tender voice rung out as he had
never heard it before.
" But this is all nonsense, Katie." he
cried, impatiently; "sheer nonsense!
ask your father "a smile crossed Katie's
lips " ask anybody if this money is not
fairly mine. Raso Hatton, a headstrong,
obstinate schoolgirl, elopes with
scoundrel who only seeks her father's
money, and Bhe is disinherited, as she
deserved. I am his sister's son, and to
me what she resigned has fallen."
" Her father forgave her before he
died, and would bave made another will
if another day had been given him."
JjOoic here, Katie," says Hatton, still
impatiently: " I will seek out my cousin
Roaie, and if she leaves her beast of a
husband, I'll provide for her and the
little ones. Will that satisfy you?"
' I knew Rose Hatton," Katie an
swers. " She was proud and obstinate,
and she would die of starvation sooner
than accept as charity what is hers by
light."
He comes close and stands before her,
his eyes flashing angrily.
" I must either choose between re
signing you or my uncle's fortune?"
" You must."
" If I resign it, I am a pauper as be
fore, and your father vill order me lrom
his doors. You will not disobey your
father, so in either case I am to lose
you."
" I love you, Harry," she says, with a
gasp . " 1 would wait- "
" Thank you," he says with a short
laugh ; " that is poor consolation. You
are a woman, and waiting may be easv
to you. I am a man and don't choose
to wait. Since I must lose you in any
rase, I'll not lose my money as well.
Good night. Miss Englehart ; I wish you
a very merry i-tmsimas."
" Harry 1" she cries. But he is gone
gone in a fine fury, banging the street
door after him and it is her father,
white with passion, who stands before
her.
Twice the Christmas ti'ie has come
and gone twice the iovful anthem of
"Peace on Earth, to Men Good Will,"
has pounded down the stately aisles of
St. Philip's, and the time is here. Once
more it is Christmas eve; once more
altar and pulpit are wreathed with evergreens-,
once more the voices of the
choristers rise to the vaulted roof; once
more the slender, pale-faced, brown
eyed organist sits at her post, her white
fingers "evoking wondrous music from
those pearl keys. But the face has a
graver beauty, the dark eyes a sadder
light than of old, and for the silk and
sables of other days her dress is deepest
mourning, plain of make and poor of
texture.
The last piece i9 sung something
grand and old, and triumphant; and
"good night, Miss Englehart," one
and all cry, as they flutter away
and down the stairs. She smiles
her farewell, but lingers after they have
gone, as is her custom; and as her
handy float over the keys, and her eyes
rest on the music, she is thinking of an
other Christmas eve, three years ago,
and of her father and lover who stood
by her side that night.
She baa lost them both the lr. ver then,
never to hear of or see since ; the father
one year ago. A great 'financial crisis
had come -had involved shrewd lawyer
Englehart, and swamped him. He had
broken down under the blow, and in
less than three months after he was dead
and buried. He had never forgiven
Katie her refusal of Harry Hatton; he
did not forgive her even on his death
bed. " If you had not been a fool with your
scruples nnd whims," he had said to her,
uitterly, "you need not have been a
beggar to-day. Harry Hatton is married
long ago, no doubt, to some wiser wo
man, and when I'm gone you may earn
your living as best you may."
They had buried him, and Katherine
had earned her living bravely and well.
For years she had played the organ ot
St. Philip's as a labor of love. Now it
became a labor of necessity. Her salary
as organist and half a dozen piano pupils
gave her all she needed, and lite went
on, somehow, and Christmas had come
again.
She dreaded Christmas the old pain
and struggle seemed to come back
afresh. She did not regret what she
had dons. Belter loneliness and pov
erty than ill gotten gain better lose
her lover forever ihan become the wife
of a man capable of wronging the living
and the dead. She bad lost him, but
9he had not ceased to love him. While
she deplored his sins, her pure prayers
followed him in his reckless wanderings
over the world.
She left the organ at last, and slowly
quitted the church. Unlike that other
Christmas, no moon nor stars shone.
White, soft, ceaselessly, the snow fell.
She put up her umbrella and Lurried
home the home of a boarding-house
took her belated and solitary supper,
and ran up to her own little sitting
room. A tire burned in a grate, and her
piano sole relic of former splendor
stood open with some new music upon
tt. Kelore sitting down to tier long
practice she went to the window and
looked out. All the world was white
nnd still and ghostly, and faster and
taster the enow was falling. As sue
stood the tall, dark figure of a man
pened the gate and cmne plowing
through the snow to the front door.
" One ot the boarder," she thought,
belated as I was. How cross Mrs
White will be?"
She left the window fnd went to the
piano. i-etore sue commenced Iter prac
tice, and half unconsciously, she began
oltly to sing tlie old anthem i
Hark the herald ! angels sing
Glory to the new-born king."
Peace on earth and mercy uiild,
God and sinners reconciled.
Thc-n she stopped, conscious that the
door had opened, and that ;he intruder
did not advance.
"Come in," she said, "and shut the
door, please; there is a drau "
She stopped with a low cry. but ho
took her at her word, shut the door, and
came forward.
" I have come back, Katie," he said.
Will vou forgive me and shake
hands ? "
He took both hers without waiting
for leave, nnd held them fast.
" 1 only reached America yesterday."
he went on. "All these years I have
been in Europe, trying to forget you and
be happy, and I had neither forgotten
you nor been happv. You were right,
and 1 was wrong. I have come back to
tell you so, and to ask you if you have
lorgotten me."
"torgotten you r" sue repeats, al
most with a sob. "Oh. my Harry! my
Harry!"
I am no longer rich, ho says.
Rosie and the little ones are at the old
homestead, and the drunken husband
has drunk himself to death. I tried tD
palter with my duty, Katie, before I
went away I sought out Rose and
proffered her a portion of her father's
fortune. She was proud, aa you told
me she would be, and refused it with
scorn. '1 nm poor,' she said, almost
.-tarvinc, bi t I will not take as a favor
from you, Harry Hatton, that which is
my right. Keep all. or give all.' Ikeot
all, Kate, and, if I could have forgotten
you, might have kept all to the end.
But I love you so well, my Katie, that I
ask nothing hut you for the rest of my
lire, we will be poor, but we win be
together. Say you forgive me. Katie;
you have not said it yet."
biio said it then, holding mm close,
her happy tears moistening his already
damp coat-collar.
" 1 ou and I are to srjend Christmas
with Rose," he says, presently, that first
transport over. "She's a jolly little
soul as ever lived, in spite of all her
trouuies, ana right glad to have done
wun matrimony torever. W ho knows
but that, after eight years of it, you may
echo her sentiment!"
" I think I will risk it. though." Bald
Miss Englehart. looking at him. hand
some, and big. and brown, with adoring
eyes. "Oh, Harry! to think I did not
know you, striding through the snow
up to the fate. I was just thinking.
with ever so little of a pang, that no
gift would be mine this year, while all
the time the best and dearest of all
Christmas boxes was coming to me ovei
the snow."
"ChriBtmas has brought you your
lover, and New Year shall bring you
your nusnana," saia Harry.
And New Year did.
"Usually
Sleep.
through by daylight"
TIMELY TOPICS.
An exchange complains that the asso
ciated press telegraphs slang nvhen it
says' a certain thiol " skipped out."
There is no slang about that. Take your
Bible nnd turn to Eselesiubtics, thirty
ninth chapter nnd twenW-sixth verse.
It tends: " Who will trust ft thief, well
appointed, that skippeth from city to
city?"
There is one kind of matchmakers no
body can reasonably nnd fault with.
Thn kind that illuminates Christendom
with matches not made in heaven the
kind that pays the government $3,501
300 a year taxes, at a cent a box. This
would indicate that the average of use
is about seven boxes annually for every
one of the 60,WX),000 of people in the
republic.
Dr. Cutter states' that the increase of
nervous diseases, decaying teeth, prema
ture baldness, and general lack of mus
cular and bone strength, are greatly due
to the impoverished quality of flour
now in use, the gluten being thrown
away in order to rnaka the flour white.
He urges the iuse ot unbolted flour, and
of eggs, milk and butter. He denies
that fish is brain rood, or that Agassfz
ever said that it was, and claims that
butter, being nearly all fat, is a better
kind ot brain food than any other .
The Dassion play at Obcrammer.iu
this year was not a great success pecuni
arily. The receipts amounted to $60.
000, half of which was profit to be divi
ded among a.l the performers. Mayer,
who played the part of Jesus, received
the largest dividend, but it amounted
to only $250. while the lowest classes cf
the performers receivsd only $16 for
thirty-nine performances. They are
greatly dissatisfied with their tains and
complain that the innkeepers aDd ped
dlers received the largest shai e of the
pecuniary income of ihe festival. The
hotel men nnd the venders ot trinkets
and photographs are much more im
pressed with the sacred influence of the
play and are more anxious for its repeti
tion than are the peiformers. Mean
while the attempt to introduce the play
in this country has proved a failure, the
pulpit nnd the press being almost solid iy
opposed to its representation.
Although the vexed question about
the site of the world's fair ot 1881 is set
tied and the committee are therefore
out of the woods,"- they are really in
the woods, for "Inwood" is the site
selected. Iawood is a level spot of 250
acres in extent, on the extreme north of
Manhattan island, with the Harlem
river on one side and the Hudson not far
from the other. The plot is historical
ground, too. an has the Black Horse
tavern, ot Revolutionary lame, on it,
which will be more ol; an object of in
terest than the New E igland homestead
was at the Centennial. The tavern was
one ot Washington s headquarters, o!
course. Inwood. in e.evcn miles from
the city hall, and is reached by numer
ous busses and steam :rs. two eievate-ct
railroads and the Hu Json River railway.
The suggestions advanced bv Mr.
Edward Atkinson, of Boston, in regard
to the establishment of an international
cotton exposition at some prominent
city in the South, has met with warm
approval throughout the entire cotton
beit, particularly at Atlanta, Ga. Jn
that city a permanent organization has
been effected and $50,000 was at once
subscribed toward tho general fund.
The association was formed under the
title of the International Cotton Exposi
tion Compnuy, an-.t the capital stock was
limited to moo,uu . u mteo Mates ."sau
alor Joseph E. Brown, of Atlanta, was
chosen president. The other effioers are
Samuel M.lnman, oi Atlanta, treas
urer, and J . W. Ryckmau, of Philadel
phia, secretary . I he board of directors
includes many of the most' prominent
otton manufacturers of Am- ru:a . 1 1 Is
designed to give the exposition at At
lanta during ttie months oi Eepte.Lbcr,
October and November next, when :iU
the improved appliances used in the
culture. Drerjaration and manufacture of
cotton in all parts of the world will be
brought together lor tue purpose oi
testing their merits. .ttorts will bi
made to procure a charter from Congress
before the holiday adjournment, and
olans for the necessary buildings are
already under consideration. The site
selected is the City Hall Equare, which
wul afford about three acres ol uoorhi;'
for exhibition purposes. All kinds ot
cotton machinery will be constantly in
operation during the days of the exposi
tion, including the gin, compress card,
ring spinning ana looms, ot bom
American and foreign maKe . ine raw
fiber will be taken from the bale and
carried through the various processes
necessary in the manufacture ot the
finest cloth. As this will take place
under the eyes of experienced judge its
is expected that the long disputed
point as to the superiority of American
or English methods will be definitely
settled .
A Strange Recover of Speech.
The East Portland (Oregon) Tdearam
civej the following account ot the man
ner in whica one ot the mute inmates of
the insane asylum near that city sud
denly recovered his speech: hot years
Mr. Armstrong, a aumo inmate oi the
asylum, has plodded along, attending to
his duties as a trusty, iaiiuiui man,
being unable to speasa word, on bun
day last the inmates weie given a romp
in tho handsoiue grove, which is sur
rounded bv a high wall, in order to sun
themselves. One oi the inmates, a rather
wild individual, imagined he was
sauirrel. and away he went scampering
up one oi trie tan ur trees eo us topmost
branches, and would neither return to
solid ground for pleadings or threats.
As usual. Armstrong was near at hand
and volunteered to go up and bring him
back . He had climbed about t hh ty feet
irom the ground when a limb broke and
down came Armstrong bouncing among
the branches, finally Sitting .down upon
the ground like the hammer ot a pile
driver. The wardens expected to see
htm killed or knocked senseless, but they
wpra ArmmnA to astonishment, as Arm.
strong sprang to bis feet and burst out
in a volley of profanity that would have
put a trooper to blush. He kept up
swearing without intermission tor at
least ten minutes, while everybody was
transfixed with astonishment. He had
recovered his speech and to-day can
talk as well as any person, and to sav
that he is delighted in consequence of
his tall is drawing it mi id iy.
There are 800,000 fewer acres under
wheat in England than in 1874,
NECROLOGICAL RECORD,
Prominent People who Passed Away
In 1SS0.
JANUARY. 3. Bishop Gilbert Haven,
of the Methodist Episcopal church,
Maiden, Mass., 59. ...10. Frank Les
lie, wo 1-known ne wspnper publisher j
New York; 69.... 14. Frederick Due;
of Schloswig-IIolstein; Germany;
50 ; .... 18. Duke Antoine de Gramont,
French diplomat; France: 63.. ..20;
Jules Fa vre, eminent French states
man nnd republican senator; Paris.
71.... 21. Commodore Homer C.
BIhVa; Npw York; 51.
FEBRUARY. 5. Adolph E Borie.Gen
eral Grant's first secretary of the navy $
Washington ; 70 .... 10. Adolphe Crc
mieux, life-senator of the French re
public; Paris; 84. Major-General W.
B. Tlbbitts, of the Federal army;
Troy, N. Y.; 43. Constnntine Bru
nidi, celebrated fresco painter; Wash
ington, D.C.; 75. ...25 General Car
los Butttrlield, veteran of the Mexi
can war; Washington, D. C. ; 66....
28. Hon. Charles D. Coffin, member
of the Twenty fifth Congress; Cincin
nati. Ohio: 70.
MARCH. 1. Surgeon-General William
Maxwell Wood, U. S. N.: O wing's
Mills, Md.s 72.... 7. Judge W. H.
Hayes, of Kentucky Federal court;
Louisville; 59. ...17. Thomas Bell,
English scientist; London; 87.. ..19.
Muj jr-General Hector Tymlall; Phil
adelphia; 59.... 21 Mis. May Agnes
Fleming, novdist; Brooklyn....'..
A.R Corbin, General Grant's brotlnr-in-lasv
and founder Sc. Louis Globf
Democrat; Jersey City. N. J.; 71....
31. Lavmi'i Goodeil, female lawyer;
Janesviile, Wis.
APR1L-5. R ar-Amir&l Henry K.
Thatcher, letirod Un. ted States naval
officer; Boston, M j ; 74.... 8. Mrs.
Lydia Dickinson, widow of United
Slates Senator D kinson: New York
city; 71.... 11. Hou. William II.
Howard, govern.tr of Dakota; Wasl -
ington, D C 14. Rev. Dr. Samut 1
Osgood, dbitingui&ued American cler
gyman and author; New York city;
tW. . . . 16. Ed ward V. II. Kenealy, M.
P. and counsel for Tich borne claimant ;
England; 23. Charles Dd
Young.seninr proprietor San Fianc's.o
(j!n-ini( h ; S in F'-mtvsco-, 35
MAY. 3. M -jo -Gen'SamuelP. Heintz-
ciiuan, retired Uuiiej States avmv
oflieer: Washington, D. C. ; 75.... 9
Hon. George Brown, leading Cana
dian politician and editor Toronto
M.e; Toronto-. ..14. Hon. Sanford
E. Church, chief j jstice New York
court of appeals; Albany, N. Y. ; 65
....It. Ex-Governor H-'mry S. Foote,
superintendent United S.atcsmintat
New Orleans, and at one time a
prominent Southern politician; Nash
ville, Tenn.; Bd. . . .30. Richard B.
Connolly, cx-compUoil'i' of New
York city, and member of Tweed
ring; Marseille?. France: 70.
JUNE. 3. Empress of Russia; St. Pe
tersburg; o. uoionei J. o. Auden
ried, United States army; Washing
ton, D. C-...6. John Brougham, dra
matic author and uctor; New York
city; 70. .. .8. Charles W. Willard,
ex-member of Congress; Montpelier,
Vt. ; C3. . . . 1 1. Ex-United States Sena
tor James Ashton Bavard; Wilming
ton, Del. ; 61 15 Henry A. Board
man, D. D., distinguished Presby
terian minister and writer ; I'hilndt l
phia; 72. . . .19. General John A. Sut
ter, on whose farm in California gold
was fir-1 found; Washington, D. C. ;
7 "....22. Geo. Merriam, well-known
publisher; Springfield, Mass.; 78....
23. J. B. Oaiohundro, better knovn
as " Texas Jack,'' noted scout; lad
viiln. (Jol.
JULY.-4. Gco-'iO Ripley, L.L. D.
irierary editor Njwiork uribmic Jsew
York ci y, 78 ... .6. Genera! William
L, K-.-rris, veteran of the v. a-- of I'sU
B-rg.n Point, N. J , fO; Pierc;
Kvm, Eiig-'sh aull ' nrii.it ali-i
jiMiiiutli.-!,' L union, 10 8. W. T
l'e-1'.on, m-j. !.' Mii'i private secre.ta'-v
S:.ii!'i. 1 J. f iuli n, Mew York i-ily, 5.'
...12 Timi Taviur. Mn 'lisli lr
matist, London. CS.... 11 Hon. John
A. Campbell, third assistant se-cr"tary
of state, Washington, 45 ... 21. .Lirob
Brinkerhoff'.member of f (venU-eiilith
Congress, MansltoUl, Oiito; H. Con
stantine Herring, founder of h-imeo-pithio
school of medicine in the
United States. Phiht l- lphiu, 80.
AUGUST-Goneral Willi. O. Butler.
veteran of tho war of 1813, and once
oaadidafo for vice president; of the
United Stf.t s ; Carrel lion, Ky. ; 89. . . .
9. Wil:iam BiIcr, tx-goveruor of
Pe-nnsv! vin-a ant tx-Uaitd StatfM
Sciialoi ; l.'icsriic-ld, !'.,; CO. ...15.
Adelaide Mriis- n, e!s': -rated English
act.res- ; IV.-i? ; 3 t. L rd Stratford de
Red;-! 11 .v. tit hi F."i:l:slidiploniati-t;
Londot. ; 93 lo. E-Governor Her
schel V. J -h -soa; JuUer.-ou t-oumv,
Ga ; 63 18 O f Bill, famous vio-
linhit; Bersen, Nrwaj 70. ...20.
Judgj Henry M. Spo-ioin, Kel'ojg's
opponent for a seat ia the Uni'td
States Senate from Louisiana ; R d
Sulphur Springs, W. Va ; 53 24
General Albert J. Myer. cliiet ot sig
nal service department United States
army; Uuualo. N. X. &3 oxn-
lord R. Gilford, lead-nz American
artist; New York city; 57.... 10. Ou
ray, chief of the Colorado Ute In
dians; Colorado. . ..31. R;v. Dr. Wil
liam Adnm3, LL. D., eminent Ameri
can minister: Ornnge, N. J.; 73.
SEPTEMBER. 11. Marshall O. Rob-
eit. well-known merchant; Saratoga,
N.Y ; 66 ;. . . . 14. Major-General Bush
rod, v. terau of tho Mexican war and
an officer in th" Confederate nrmy ;
Brighton. 111.; 63;.... 18. Ex -United
States Senator Laf.iytte S. Foster,
vice-president with Lincoln; Nor
wich, Conn,; 74. ...19. Sir Fitzroy
Kelly, lord chief baron of tho Eiglisii
exchequer; Eagland; 81.
OCTOBER -4. Jacquts OJenba-h,
celebiawd composfrof opeivt boufles;
Paris; 61... 0 Proiessor Benjamin
Pierce, eminent mathematical profes
sor of Harvard college; Boston;
71.... 13 Captain Hobsou, a well
known Arctic explorer; England;
....13. Peleg Spvugue, ex-United
Klntet Sonnr; Hwton: 87. ...14.
Indian chief Victorio, noted Apacht;
Mexico.. . .20. Mrs. Lydia Maria
Child, prominent American writer;
Wayland. Mas3.; 78.... 23. Harry
B"ekett. English comedian: London
NOVEMBER. 4. Solon Ribinson, well
known writer on agricultural tonics
Jacksonville. Fla 1 77. ... 10. Co'onel
E. L Drake, piont er of the petroleum
businesi in Pennsylvania ; New
Hithlehem, Pa. Brigadier-General
Richard S. Satterlee. Mexican war
veteran: New York citv: 83.... 11.
Ivieretia Mott. rtformer and Quaker
preacher: Pht'adelphia: 87. ...18.
ltrigadier-Gener&l Jacob Zeilin, cf
United States marine corps, Wash
ington, D. C ; 70 ... 20. J. D. Wil
llim8, givernor of Indiana; Indian
npolis: 7i. ...22. Sir Alexander Cock
burn, Eng!f n i's lord chief justice; Lon
don; 78. . . .23 James Craig Wat?on, 1
eminent astrjnomtr, Madison, Wis.;
4-2. . . .39. Lieutenant-Governor-elect
G -org'.- B R binson. of Colorado; near
Leidvi'le, EvarU W. Farr, member
of C n?ress ; Little, N. H. ; 40.
DECEMBER 10. Colonel Chapmnn
Biddle, distinguished Philadelphia
lawyer; Philadelphia; 59.... 15, Hon.
David Christie, once speaker of the
Canadian senate ; St. George, Ontario;
62. Senator Balthazar Buoacomoagni,
eminent Italian scientist; Turin,
Italy; 59.
' FOR THE FAIR SEX.
New Tork Faittlon Matters.
There is at present no indication of
any change in ladies' bonnets and hats.
Nearly all wear bonnets, although round
hats of various shapes are worn by many
to whom they are more becoming than
the small bonnets, and also by young
misses, who Iook better without the
springs, which are often the only differ
ence between a bonnet and a hat. The
small capote now worn is a fashiona -le
rival of the large bonnets which have
been imported, a question of a few weeks
whether tho larger or smaller styles
will prevail th ough the winter.
In the composition of bonnets the same
combinations of richly blended satins
and plushes prevail as during last month,
and jet, steel, gold, cashmere and color
ed beads are still used in profusion, with
variously designed ornaments of gilt,
steel and jet. The small Fanchon, com
posed of a pulf of plush three inches
wide, a beetle and feather or small os
trich tip or occasionally a flower and
bud at one side, with strings of silk or
lace, is the extreme example of the small
bonnet worn. As if to concentrate the
warmth of the capotes they are being
made of seal, tiger, t.nd otto fur Seal
skin is also used in the composite. 'n of
larger hats and bonnets in thepla eof
plush. They are trimmed with birds
and fancy feather ornaments and heavy
pilk and chenille cords, with seal balls
in place of tassels at the ends.
Short English walking jackets of light
cloth are found too convenient to dis
card, and are made of light colored
cloth. They are usually double breast
ed and trimmed with plush or fur on
the reverse, pockets and cull's. Buttons
representing owls' heads, b:ars, etc.,
about as large as a quarter or half dol
lar, are used for fastening and ornament.
Fur buttons and bars with cords are
also used. Sable and mink fur is occa
sionally used with the rich brocades for
linings, and the ends are combined with
the rich fringes of some of the most ele
gant nnd imported dolmans. Ermine
und squirrel are, however, the principal
linings of outside garments, where col
ored quilted satin or plush is not t sed
Marabout feather trimming is often
tued where bands of fur are appropriate.
Fur lined circulars of silk or cashmere
are too convenient as an easily disposed
of wrap when not needed not to be
popular. Ti e ulster is also one of the
morning cloaks which are as much worn
ns they have been during former sea
sons. They are sometimes made with
dolman sleeves. hich extend to the
back and form a cape. The half fitting
e napes are as much worn ns those out
lining the figure closely. Two or thrc
small capes are warm, and are preferred
by many to the revers or simple collar.
Kilt plaited skirts are seen on some, but
add greatly to the weigtit. Ihe loose ul
ster of light cloth is made with Russian
or Chinese sleeves. They nre worn in ah
colors, lrom ecru tinted cloth trimmed
on the couar and sleeves with beav;r
fur, to the darkest mixed goods tind
black . The dolman continues to bo the
leading shape for the rich silk and vel
vet materia's and for black cloth, and
m tue latest importations the peii-eo is
occasionally seen.
TliDinbs.
If anybody will look carefully at the
end of his thumb, he will find that t V
furface is ridged with little threadlike
ranges of hills, wound round and round
in tiny spirals. If he will take a mae-
r.itying glass, nnd examine them closelv
he will find that there is a gc.od deal cl
individuality in the way which these
are arranged. No two thumbs in all t e
world are exactly alike. The miniature
mountain ranges nre fixed and decided
as the Alpsor the Sierras, the geography
of the thumb as unmistakable. Now the
Chinese I ave made use of this fact for
establishing a rogue's galierv. When
ever a criminal is examined by the law,
an impression is taken of his thumb.
Smeared with a little iamublnck, par
tially wiped and then pressed down on a
piece of white paper, an engraving of
the thumb is made, and kept in the
police records. It serves jus the same
purpose which is served by our photo
graphing our burglars and pickpockets
The accused can be identified with great
certainty. Nothing short of mutilut'ng
r bnrnii g the thumb can obliterate iU
features. Sometimes a ghastly proof of
guilt is furnished, a murderer red
handed with his crime, may touch his
lingers' end upon a white wall, and so
leave in the color of his guilt a photo
graph on the accusing wall. II a signa
lure is leit just as unmistakably as if h
had signed the bond of his iniquity;
and thus great crimes have been brought
to light, and deeds of blood made to tell
their own story.
But this individuality in tho skin in
the tip ot the thumb strongly marked tis
it is, yet admits ot strong family likeness.
Brothers and sisters who will take im
pressions of their thumbs will find re
semblances among each other that they
will no, nnd when comparing them with
the thumbs of strangers. Even thus
minutely does th .t s range thing, family
likeness, descend. What wonder is ir
that faces look alike, voices sound alike ;
l ow can it seem strange that members
of the same family should have similar
ities ot temper, ot mental aptitutes and
hereditary diseases, when such minor
peculiarities as the texture at the end of
the thumb, and its ranges ot bills
should also have family resemblances
in the midst of their infinite diversities
"The hairs oi our heads are all num
bered," and not only so, but each Lair if
examined with a powerful magnifving
glass shows peculiarities as strong as the
trees of a forest. No two are exactly
alike. Everything, from the smallest to
the greatest, is impressed with a specific
cLarae-ter and individuality. The Ore
ator's invention is exhaustless, and he
no more repeats nimseit in the geog
raphy of a thumb than in the geography
of a continent. Now if anybody doubts
this, let him take a little black, or anal
ine color, and try. He will acquire an
acquaintance with his thumb and a re
spect for it that will be quite interesting.
Baltimore Eoery Bitur day, .
Ihe Will.
ftlatne not the times in which we Mvg,
Nor fortune frail and fugitive;
Illame not your paten!, nor the rule
Of vice or wrong once learned at tchoolj
But blame thyself, Oh man!
Although both heaven and earth combined
To mold thy flesh and form thy mind, -
though every thought, word, action, will,
Was framed by powers beyond thee, stil!
Thou art thyselt. Oh man!
And sell to take or leave is free,
Feoling its own EufBciency;
In spite ot conscience, spite ot fate,
The judge within thee, soon or late,
Will blame bat thee, Ob man!
Say not, "I would, but could not He
Should bear the blame who fashioned me
Call you more ohnnge ot motive clioioe?
Scorning such pleas, the inner voice
Cries, "Thine the deed, Oh man!"
HUMOROUS.
The candle-wick is up to snuff.
Even dumb animals exhibit attach
ment. The horse is always attached to
the vehicle he draws.
A physician gives directions "How to
see the blood circulate." His method is
not as simple as the o,d way of calling a
prize-fighter a liar. Xurridown Eerald.
We would inform "A Reader" that
the term "Mind your p's and q's"
originated wiuh the Chinese. It form
erly stood : "Mind your teas and
queues."
A iitt'o girl had a penny given her to
put in the collection box at church.
When she dropped in the coin, she ex
claimed: "That's the way tho money
goes, pop goes the weasel !'
The wise ones sav that nothinor is so
hard to bear as prosperity; but most
men would like to engage in some hard
work of that r'escripvion, just to have a
practical illustration of the adage.
A man in Canton, Steuben county,
has rai-ed a cabbage, nround the head of
which thirtesn smaller heads were
clustered. Exchange. Probably the
cabbage was on the table. Syracuse
Handard.
"L had a mind to see you yesterday
and pay that bill, but couldn't come,"
said a procrastinating debtor. "That
was presence of mind that did me no
good," replied the creditor.
An effort is making to revive the spell
ing match. We should like to see some
thing original this year in orthography,
anel herewith tender gratuitously the
literary litter of our waste basket.
A small biy went to see his grand
mother. Alter looking eagerly around
tho handsomely-furnished room where
she sat, he exclaimed, admiringly: "Oh,
grandmamma, where is the miserable
table papa says you keapP'1 Cincinnati
Conwurcial.
There are some differences observable
as we journey through life, which we
ennnot help remarking upon. We find :
The difference between a man nnd his
dog when they go into a g!n shop to
e ether is, that the dog never comes out
drunk ; and the dille-rt'iice between a fash
ionable young man nnd n dummy in
front of a clothing &tcre is. thi.t the
dummy docs cot swear and swagger and
finoke cigarettes and put on more style
than two would be able lo carry. SUti
benville Eerald,
"Old Grimes is dead that ctodold man,
We ut-Vr shall see him tnori-;
lie ustxl to weur a lung-tu led coat,
All buttoned down to ore."
Why mourn for Oiitnns? 1-is rt.iughtera H.e;
tin I-'iishion's Htrt-et ' wo Hud 'em.
And still tisey wear " Old tiiiuie-,' coal"
All b-ittoncd dowu biihiud Vm.
Puck.
Several Celestials while fishing off
Angel island, on thd Paeitie coast, a few
iva ago, caught a Mute t'evil hsb in
tl cir nets. As it came slowly to view
on tho surface ot the water its arms
grasped tho side of thn bont. With a
sharp ax they succeedt-d in chopping off
the huge feelers and thus treed their
crift. Finally the whole- body was got
into tho bost and the prize conveyed to
Jliinatown, where it was cut, into pieces
and sold to various restaurants
Row a Boy yva Poisoned.
In one of the public schools of Brook
lyn, a boy thirteen years old, naturally
very quick and bright, was found to be
growing dull and fitful. His face was
pale, ana ne had nervous twitcuinrs.
He wa3 obliged to Quit school. Inquiry
showed that he had become a confirmed
smoker of cigarettes. When a3ked why
he did not give it up, he bhed tear3, and
said he had ofLen tried, but could cot.
Tho growth of this habit is iusidious,
and its elleeti luinous. The eyes, the
brain, the nervous system, the memory,
the power of application, are ail im
paired by it. "It's nothing but a
cigarette," is tcaliy; ' ii'o LoJiing but
poison." uermati arid lene-n physicians
have recently protested against it. Ana
aconvtntion cf Sunday and secular
teachers was recently held m England
to check it. It as pi esided ovt-r by mi
eminent surgeon of a royai eye inlirin-
nry, who stated that many diseases oi
the eyo were directly caused by it.
Parents, save your children Irom this
vice, it possible. Do not allow them to .
deceive you. In futuie years they will
rise up and biess you for restraining
them. Christian A lvccalc.
Music Bauds ouil Bridges.
Bands of music are forbidden to play
on most ot the large bridges ot t.ne
world. A constant succession of sound
waves, especially such as come irom
the playing of a band, will excite the
wires to vibrations. As first the vibra
tions are very slight, but they will in
crease as the sound waves continue to
come. The principal reason why bands
are not allowed to play when passing
certain bridges, tho suspension bridge
at Niagara falls, for instance, is that if
followed by i recessions of any kind
they will keep step with the music, end
this regular step would cause the wires
to vibrate. At suspension bridges mili
tary companies are not allowed to march
across in regular Btep, but break ranks.
The regular trotting gait of a largo dog
across a suspension bridge is more dan
gerous to the bridge than a heavily
loaded wagon drawn by a team ot larfco
horses.

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