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Watches, Clocks, Jewelry.
At the New Store, on Hotel Lot.
I have now on hand a large and elegant it
Y assortment of
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
-Silver-and Plated Ware, B
VIOIN AND GUITAR STRINGS, L
SPECTACLES AND SPECTACLE CASES, y
WEDDINg MI BIRTHDAY PRESENTS.I
IN ENDLESS VARIETY. I
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Watchmaking and Repairing
Do e Cheaply and with Dispatch.
Call and examine my stock and prices.
EDUARD SCHOLTZ. I
Nov. 2I1- -t .
. iscelUane us.,
An Ecellent Medicine.
SPRINGFIELD. 0., Feb. 28, 187. B
This is to certify that I have used VEGE
TIN&i manufactured by H. &. Stevens, Bos
ton, Mass.. fbr Rheumatism and General 0
Prostration of the Nervous System, with
good success. I reeommend VEGETINE as
Yours very trul ,
Mr. Vandeqrift,-of the finrm of Vandegrift
& HTffiman, is a well-known business man
in this-plsce.having one ofthelargest'stores
Our -inister's Wife.
hoUIsvILLE, Ky., Feb. 10, 1877.
MR. H.Ri STEVENS. -
DEAR SIR: Three years ago I was suffering
terribly with Inflammatory Rheumatism.
Our minister's wife advised me to take
VEGETINE. After taking one bottle, I was
f entirely relieved. This -year, feeling a re
i turn of the disewe, 1 again commenced tak
ing it, and am being benefited greatly. It
also greatly improves digestin;
Respectfully, Mas. A. BALLARD.
1 1011West Jefferson Street.
Safe and Sure.
MR. H. R. ST2N-.
. In 187;) your Vegetine was recomiended tj
to me; and, yielding to the persuasions of a
friend, I-consented to try it. At the time I
was suffering from general debility and ner
vous prostration, superinduced by over
f work and irregular habits. , Its wondertul
r strengtheningand curatfve properties seem
ed to eftect m debilitated system from the
first dose; A.d. under its persistent use I
rapidly recovered, gi1ning more than usual
. health And good feeling. , Sinee then I have
not hesitated to give VEGETINE my most
'unqualifed indorsement as being a safe.
sure, and powerful agentr in promoting
health and -restoring the wasted system to d
. new life and energy- VEGETINE is- the only
medicine I use, an as long as I live I never
expect to find a better.
Yors truly, W. H. CLARIj, d
-' htrey Street, ltghany, Penn.
The follwii ltter from Rev. G. W..
Mallslteld, ormerly pastor of the Metlbodist
IEpiscopal Church, Hyvde Park, a-nd at pres-a
cnt settled in Lowell, must convince every
one who r.eads..Iis letter of the wonderfulb
curative qualities of EGETINE as a thorou~gh
clasrand purifier of the blood.
HfYDE PARK, MASS, Feb.. 15, 187(;.
Ms. H. R. STEVENS.
Deai- Sir,-About ten years ago my healtha
failed through the depleting effects of dys- S
pesa'-nearly -a- -ear tater i was attacked
3 >y typhoid-fever in its worst form. It set- g
te:-lnmy back, ~dd to'k ~ihe form of a
large deep-seated absc-ess, which wa fifteen u
months in gathering. I had two surgical
operations by-the best skill in the State. but &,
receivegtnolpeanentL enre. I suffered,
reat pamn at times, and was constantly I(
"weakened by a profuse discharge. I also,
lost small pieces of boxie at different times. h
Matrs.raU.on thus-about-sevenl years, till
ay, 1874, when a friend recommended me Si
to go to your office, and talk to you of the
virtue of VEGETINE. I did so. and by your
kindness passed through your manufactory,h
notine the ingredients, &c., by which your
remeYy is produced,
I By what I saw and heard4I gained some
I eommenced taking it soon after, but
ifelt worse from its effects; still I persevered, f
. and soon felt it was benefiting me in other
respects. Yet 1 -did'iot see the results I
desired tilli had taken it faithfully for a lit
tle more than a year, when the difficulty m e
the back was cured ; and for nine months I
have enjoyed the best of health.
I have in that time.gained twenty-five
pounds of flesh, being heavier than ever be
fore in my lite, and I was never more able
to perform laborithe-i now. .
bDurig tiie-past--few -weeks I had a scrofu
lous swelling as large as my fist gather on
1Itook VEEE faithfully; and it removed
- it level with the surface in a month. I think
I should have been cured of my main trou- e
ble sooner if I- bad taken 'larger doses,
after having become accustomned to its ef- ii
-1et your patrons troubled with scrofula bj
or kidney disease understand that it takes
time to cure chronic diseases; and, if they b~
will patiently take VEGETINE, it will; in my
I judgment cure them. ~I
,With grat obitons Iam
Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. L
n.U.R. STEVENS, Boston, Mass. '
VEGETINE IS SOLD BY ALL DRUGISTS, ~
-Jan. 9, 2-4t.
Corner of Pratt & Nance:Streets, C
SNEWBERRY, S. C.
IWholesale and Retail Dealers in
I obccedBSa ars ies,&1
Together with . I
Of best brands.,a.nd warraated. (
of Together with SHELF GOODS for FAMILY
Mar. 28, 13-1y.
IPAVILION HOTEL, f
a- Charleston, S (.
G. T. ALFQB'D & CO Prorrietors
STATE OFS OUTH CAROLINA
COUNTLOF NJElVBE .
n ~ S~Q ep
a ett.-Porec osure of Mortgage.
' By virtue.of a.hattel Mortgage given b
Thomas Titus and Joseph Mtffett to Isaa
AP lV l, - er Q qjrt Housf
on ga in &brory, A. I
187, at public outcry, and to the highec
T wo (2) Horses.
D. B. WHEELER, s. -. c.
Jan.; - ?3 50
STATE .QF. SOU':. QAROLINA
6UNt (F EWBERRY.
C. V omer, doteeldsre
. Ms. of
Abrham -thur. .1ocgage.
]*w05 -bf *Vh;AteMoi-9;e givej
by ibraham Arthur to C. V. Cromer, I wil
* it iesFirs
M6daji' February, A. D. 1878, at pubU<
outcry, and to the highest bidder,
TWO (2) MULES.
January 18, 1878-4-2t f3 51
CoU NT4 .i . WBERRY.
J 4.,Rika4A' f .e A. Ri
*&di*4! VIS!iliAm6th . ' ard an
Petition to Sell Land in Aid of Personalt.
to Pay Debts.
=, die ordet Pro
above stated case, to, me. direoed, I wil
sell, at Newberry Court House, on the Firs
-Mondae .g bAeblg A:" P-1 publi,
outcrV, and1 ioe highestbidder, the Res
Estate og (eorg .Rikrd, dee'd..in twi
TRACT NO. 1-Containing EIGHTI
ACMES, more or less, bounded by lands o
J. D. Wedaman,.by lands of Estate of Johi
Riser, Levi-4oAs and-others.
TRACTNO. 2.-Containing ONE H UN
DRED AtD EIGHTY ARFRS, more o
less, bQuded by japids of J. . D. Wedama
and others, and by.waters of Cannon'
TERMS-One-third cash; the balace el
a credit of one and.two years in two. equa
annual installments, with interest from da;
of sale, the credit poction to be secured b;
bond of the purchaser aud a mortgage o
the premises sold.. Purchaser to pay fo
papers. D. B. WHEELER, s. x. c.
Jan. 19, 1878-4-2t . 7 00
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF 1EWBERRY."
IN THE COURT OF PROBATE
John H. Stockman and others, vs. Jas. W
In obedie*lben$.d.-der*n. t$g Prc
bate Courst': ?oe;liery IuAy. t i
directed, in the above stated ease. 1 wil
-- .sell, at Newberry Coprt-. Eouse, ON THI
FI jDASD N FSRARY NEX'I
-wiL n aua ire of le, and to zh
highest bidder, the Real Estate of. Wile:
M. Stoekusan, deceased, consisting 0
EIGHTY .ACRES, more, or ,less, situate
1v.iigg avd being in~ the Goau( of Newberr:
and State aforesaid, bounded by lands o
Mary Ann Long, Jacob Kibler Adam Hart
man, John Schumpert and others.
a credit until the le io'emner, "188,
be secured by bond of the purchaser and t
mortgage ot the premises. Purchaser aC
pay for papers.
D. B. WHEELER, s. is. .
STATE.,OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY . OF NEWBERRY.
The State Ex. Rel., The Town Council c
Newberry, vs. James W. -Stockmnan ani
By virtue of a Warrant to me directe<
in the above stated case, I will sell, at New
berry Oourt House, on the First Monday i
Febrsary, A. D. 1878, at' public outcry
and to the highest bidder,
Levied on as the property of .Susannal
D. B. W HEELER, s. N. C.
January 19, 1878-4-2t - 3 50
STATE OF .SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWB,ERRY.
H. (3. Wilson vs. Adam King and Jess Wi
son.-Attachment .nder Lien.
By virtue of a Warrant of At.tachmnent t
rme dicected, in the above stated.case,
will sell'on Tuesday, the. Fifth day of Fet
riiary, A. .D.1878, at the residence of Adar
King, the following property, to-wit:
25 Bushels Corn, more.or. less.
2 Bushels Peas, more or less.
600 lbs. Fodder,. more orr less.
200 lbs. Shucks, more or less.
Levied oin as the property of Adam Kini
D. B. WHEELER, s. N. c.
Ja;2 884 t3 50
ST AT? ROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Dowie & Moise,
By. vitsuyof a.n Execution in the abo~
stated-case, and of suBdry otherEiecutioi
against the D~efendants toime directed,
will sell,'at Newberry Court House, on ti
First Monday in. FArnary, A. D. 1878,
public outcry, - arid to the highest bidde
the entire stock~ of Drugs, Medicines, Sho
Gases, Counters, &c., of !the Defendant
Pope & Wardlatw.
D. B. WHEELER, s. N. C.
Jan. 19, 1878-4-2t t3 50
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIN2
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
'John F'. Glyinph,
E. S. lgh.
By virtue of ani exycution.o. me direet<
in the above stated case, r will sell, at Ne
berry Court Hjuse, ON SALE-DAY
FEBRUARY,'at public outcry, and . to 11
highest. biddel-, all that tract or parcel
land situate in the County and State afor
said, containing SEVENTY-FIYE ACRE
more or lnss, and bounded by lands of Wai
Suber and John -F. Glymnph. Letied on
the property of E. S. Sligh, deceased.
Terms C.?sh. Purchaser to pay for p
pers. D. B. WHEELER, s. s. c.
Ja 13 187--.. t5
eautiful faces are those that wear
matters little If dark or fair
hole-souled honesty printed there.
eautiful eyes are those that show,
ike crystal panes where earth fires glow.
eautiful thoughts that burn below.
eautiful lips are those whose words
3ap from the heart like songs of birds,
et whose utterance prudence girds.
autiful hands are those that do
ork that is earnest and bLve and true,
oment by moment, the long day through,
eautiful feet are those that go
E. kindly ministries to,an.d.fro
own lowliest way% if God wills so.
autiful shoulders are those that bear
aseless burdens of homely care,
'ith patient grace and daily prayer.
Mautiful lives are those that bless,
lent rivers of happiness
hose hidden fountains but few may guess.
autiful twilight at set of sun;
attifal goal, with race well run;
mautiful rest, with work well done.
eautiful graves, where grasses creep,
'here brown leaves fall, where drifts lie deep,
ver worn-out hands-oh, beautiful sleep!
1ARRIET'S TRIALS AND
A SKETCH FROM LIFE.
BY J. W31. VAN NAMEE, M. D.
"It is very cold to-day, Harriet,
tid Mr. Grey, as he looked out of
e window. "I cannot bear to
ink of your long walk.".
"Never mind, father, I am used
) it now, and the exercise is good
"No, no, child, not with such a
in- shawl around you ; I never
reamed that a child of mine
ould ever bavo to work as you
o, it, makes my-heart ache to see
ow thin and pale you are grow
"You otily imagine it, father, I
am as well no w -as I have ever
een, and I do not find my duties
> very arduous; you must not
lowv yourself to become low
irited, you will soon be well,
nd then you can resume your sit
ation, and we will bc very happy
gain. I wish that I could stay
mger to cheer you up, but I must
urry or I shall be late at the
ore," and she pinned her thin
bawl 9 round her, tied her worsted
ood closely under her chin, and
ent out into the clear, cold, fros
7 air. A rapid walk of' ten or
fteen minutes brought her to the
~ore of Arnold & Lee, which she
tered and imediately corn
ened the duties of' the day.
Mr-, Grey bad been a merchant
Philadelphia, and had lived in
>mfort and even elegance for
any years, but misfortune mark
d him as its victim, and one even
g he came home with a troubled
row, and in a faltering voice t-ld
is family that he wvas a bankrupt.
iverything, house, furniture and
ilver, was sacrificed under the
ammer of' the auctioneer, and
be merchant accepted a situation
ffered him as a clerk in a firm
with which he was well ac
uainted, at a salary of one thou
and dollars a year.
He provided for his little family.
onsisting of himself, wife, and
wo daughters, Harriet and Laura,
oarded in a comfortable but
eap boarding house, and en
.eavored to - keep up a healthful
low of spirits,) in spite of his
vordly troubles. But mnisfortunes
ever come singly, is an old say
ng, at least it applied to Mr.
frey's case exactly, for no sooner
tad they become accustomed to
heir new home and new style of
iving, than Mrs. Grey was sud
eoly taken ill, and, in three
ays, died, leaving little Laura
only two years old to the care
md guidance of Harriet, a grow
ng girl of seventeen.
It was a severe blow to the lit
e family,. for Mrs. Grey had been
devoted wife and a true mother,
md now that misfortune had over
aken them, the loss was doubly
et.. But they knew that their
oss was her gain,and tried bravely
.o bar their oss wit h Christiann
fortitude. For one year thcy I
lived in the boarding-house, al- t
ways looking on the brightest (
side of the picture of life, and t
keeping the flowers of hope and It
faith fresh and bright in the gar- i
den of the hart. f
But the "Lord chasteneth those I
whom he loveth," and again sor
row's dark wing fanned the brow i
of Mr. Grey, and darkened the 8
pathway of his children. 6
One evening he came home t
from the store with a severe head
ache, and the next moinlng he
was seized with a violent fever. t
For weeks he lingered between r
life and death, and when the dark L
angel left his side, permitting him s
to remain yet a little longer on A
the earth, be was so reduced in t
strength that it would be months r
before he would be able to resume d
his duties at the store. Is
Harriet felt that, she must do y
something immediately, for they t
were already deeply in debt and it L
would take a good deal of monpy
to support the family until her
father became fully recovered.
The first step to be taken was -
to find a place in which to live
with less expense than the board
ing-house they occupied.
After two days of weary search
ing, she succeeded in finding two
poorly furnished rooms, which she
succeeded in securing at a weekly
rent of two dollars.
To these miserable lodgings she
removed her father, still unable
to sit up, and her little sister.
Her next step was to secure for i:
herself a situationP as clerk in the c
large dry goods .store of Arnold s
& Lee on Arch street. For her t
services there she received five a
dollars a week, and her small sal- s
ary bad supportea the family for f,
over four manths, when the con- 5
versation occurred that opened f
Howard Lee, the junior partner t
of the firm of Ar.nold & Lee, had C
known Mr. Grey when he was a e
successful merchant, and in many ec
wayc assisted the broken down t
Every morning when Harriet i:
entered the store he gave her a a
kindly word and a pleasant smile, s
and every Saturday night sent s
something home for the invalid
father. These little attentions, r
insignificant in themselves,eheered v
the heart of the toiling girl and i
made a pleasant streak of sunshine i
in her direary path.
Mr. Grey's recovery was ver~y i
slow ;how could it be otherwise,
when he was denied the comforts
and indulgences so necessary to r
an invalid ? And as day after
day passed by and he became ap)
parently no better, hope died out
from his heart and gloomy
thoughts continually f i t t,e d a
through his brain.
Four months, I said, Harriet E
Grey had supported her father
and sister by her daily toil, and
during those months she had
grown old, deep care lines lurked
around the mouth once dimpled
with smiles, and the eyes which
once shone bright as diamonds,
were dimmed and sunken.
Harriet Grey had been delicately
reared, and misfortune, care and
toil sat heavily upon her.
"How is your father, to-day,
arriet ?" I~
I "o better, I fear; h:e recovers
so slowly that change for the bet
ter' is almost imperceptible."
"I am sorry to hear this, for
you are killing yourself in order
to keep your family alive. You
have grown very thin and sad
since you came to the store."
"I know it, but how can 1 help
it. I cannot give up and die. We
must live, and there is none but
myself to, work. I try not to
Ithink my lot is hard, but some
times I am almost dIriven to de
spair ; I never realized before how
bitter it was to be poor.
"Harriet, I am a plain, blunt
man, a man of but few words, and
always say just what I mean.
When I saw you in your father's
house surrounded by wealth anda
refinement, I loved you, and as I
have watched your struggles since
misfortu.ne ov brtook you, :1I no w
ask you to become my wife."
It is not necessary to give the ]
im, but let it suffice it to say
hat she never stood behind the
ounter at Arnold & Lee's again,
hat in two weeks she became a
iride, and her father and sister
vere surrounded by all the con
orts of an elegant and luxurious
Mr. Grey recovered rapidly, and
n a few months occupied the po
ition of confidential clerk in the
Lore where his daughter had
oiled so diligently and uncon?
The clouds that had darkened
he pathway . of the noble girl
olled away, and ,.unshine filled
erpath with a perfect flood of
Dft and happy light. Through
11 her troubles and triais her
rust was in Him who heareth the
avens when they cry, and she
id not forget Him when his hand
,attered blessings around her,but
ith a meek and trusting heart
banked Him for the goodness He
ad.seen fit to show her.
FOR THE HERALD.
MROADBRIM'S NEW YORK 1
ife Among the River Pirates-The Masked
Robbers' Fate-The Two Brides-Dramatic
It is not alone in the stately
iansions of the Fifth Avenue, nor
i its art museums, or theatres, or i
hurches, that Xew York life is 1
een. The villainy of Wall street E
rokers, and the perjury of bank :
nd insurance presidents, are but :
ingle phases of that social life, the :
>nndation of which is laid on a
olcano. Pass down two blocks <
:om Wall street toward the west :
nd you find a life the like of which ]
he heart of man could scarcely :
onceive to exist in a civilized and
nlightened community. Trinity
huirch stands like an awful sentinel
etween the two,-the representa
ive of all that is rich or aristocratic
a morals or religion ; the broad
nd splendid avenue toward Wall
treet being opened wide as a
tanding invitation for Dives and
is friends to enter; while the huge
ocky barrier at the back seems to
all out the road to Heaven from:
be desperate wretches who live at
s base, and who need a heavenly
iinistration as it was seldom needed
y mortal men before.
For whole blocks the neighbor
ood is inhabited by pirates ar.d
iver thieves, and the scum and re
ase of our foreign population.
he murderer from foreign lands
r from distant cities in the States
ere finds congenial companions,
mong robbers and assassins like
imself. They may not have the
xtensive nomenclature of crime
2ade famous by the griminal classes
,f London and Paris, but even here
heir intercourse is interlarded with
ords and exclamations, the inter
retation of which. can only be
ound in the thieves' lexicon or the
Along the wharves exists a race
nlike any other class to be found
a the city. Many of them are re
ruits from foreign lands-En
~land,. Ireland, France, Italy and
pain furnishing much of the ma
erial of which it is composed. Al
aost every man has served a longer
>r shorter term in State's Prison ;
nd among the guild the man who
tas served two or three terms ranks
afinitely above the unfortunate
coundrel who has had the bad luck
o serve only one. The recruits
or this terrible army are not likely
o give out, for the wharves swarmn
ith hundreds of half-grown boys
hose only business, is theft, who
ise in the morning from some
ogshead or dry goods box where
hey have passed the night, without
nowing or caring where they will .
ay their heads when the sun goes
[own. They all have the same
ard, old, pinched look; all of
hem chew tobacco and smoke and
iear. A cop, as they call a po
iceman, is their natural and here
litary enemy, while all the stray
ragabond dogs and social pariahs
are their friends. Last October a
ittle colony of them was discovered
they had shared their home wit
the river rats which swarm in th'
vicinity. The proceeds of a mult
tude of robberies were brought t
light, the captain of the band,
desperate robber about twelve yeai
old, being sent to the Refori
School, from which he escaped i
less than a week; and, although i
is known that he has organize
inother gang which has planne
ind carried out a number of Su<
.essful robberies. so far the oficer
aave been unable to lay bands o:
aim or to find where he makes hi
aead-quarters. \ Jim Brady, Da:
Skelleyj, Portuguese Mike, - Frene
Pete and Italian Joe are fair type
)f the desperate clpss who, as rive
hieves and masked robbers, hav
nade their names a terror to tb
owns and villages along the rivei
It is just two years ago thi
nonth that a gentleman and hi
amily were seated at their table,
ittle way above the village of Hak
ings, enjoying their evening mea
Uhe building was a beautiful coi
age, only a short distance froE
he river bank, and the interio
vas furnished with that exquisit
aste which denotes refinement a
vell as wealth. A bright fire sent
heerful glow into the room, an
he family chatted and laughed, fo
1l was happiness and joy withi
bat pleasant household, which ni
,loud or shadow seemed to mai
lhe young wife had jost handet
ier husband a cup of tea, which h
vas in the act of raising to his lipE
,vhen a face masked with a covei
ng of black crape was rudel;
bhrust in tl e door. Mrs. Faulkne
creamed and swooned, but M
Faulkner, thinking it was only th
ractical joke of s9me friendc
ushed forward to re-assure hi
vife; his illusion, however, wa
luickly dispelled, for one of th
-obbers struck him a blow on th
lead with the butt of a pistol whic]
'ractured his skull and left him oi
;he floor for dead. The differen
nembers of the family were secur
y bound and the house was tho1
>ughly ransacked, everything tha
vas easily portable being carrie<
>ff. The saddest portion of th
story is yet to be told. Mr. Faulls
ier lingered for weeks, recovering
sonsciousness long enongh to tel
;he dreadful story and then diec
Eis wife became a raving maniac
2ever having recovered from th
hock. Their two children ar
worse than orphans, and this is a]
~hat remains of that happy home ol
Five men were engaed in th
obbery, and of the five only on
emains (Jim Brady, and he is il
state's Prison) Dan Skelley wa
tilled by the chief mate of th
'Ocean King," while trying t
>reak into her cabin at night. .Poi
aiguese Mik~e was killed by a watcl
man close to Martin's stores a yea
go this month. French Pete wa
rowned while trying to escap
from the police, and Italian Joe
he last of the gang, died in Belle
vue Hospital, having been des
gerately cut by a fellow country
man in a murderous affray on Bas
er street. The death of the tw
iver pirates at Bay Ridge, wh
~idnapped Charley Ross, is stil
~resh on the record. Plently, hov
ver, still remain. You can fini
them, at night, down in the cellar
)f Greenwich and Washingto:
treets, through Cherry and Wate
streets, and over on the river street
>f Brooklyn. Their lights hav~
been under a bushel for the pas
~ew weeks, because the Excise Con
issioners, under the' decision c
the new Excise Law, have mad
hem close their dens. A dance
house without whisky is a ver;
lame affair, and for the time being
Lhe soaker's society have crape ol
bheir hats, mourning for the goo<
>1d times when red eye was onl:
hree cents a drink, and Excise laws
The work of purification sti]
goes on. Last week we sent D;
Lambert, the President of th
Security Life Insurance Co., t
State's Prison ; this week we set
Theodore R. Wetmore, the Vice
Prsident, to the Penitentiary fo
ane year. Both these men wer
aver 50 years of age, holding hig:
social position both as church men
bers and professing Christian:
Both were perjurers, and both hav
h This week has been a hard on<
Is on brides. Just across the river a:
i- Jersey City, a young man, the sor
o of wealthy parents, was to have
a been married on Tuesday night t.
*s one of the most beautiful young
n ladies in the city, the daughter of e
n wealthy and influential politician.
it The company was gathered in the
d most fashionable church in town to
d witness the ceremony, the bride
> was ready, and the clergyman stood
s with his book in his hand, but the
a bidegroom came not, and has not
s come yet. Grief fills the soul of
a the deceived young girl, and so far
a no word has been heard from the
s villainous poltroon who has jilted
r her. The other case is sadder still.
e Here, too,. the bridal party was
e gathered, and all was ready. The
groom was seen only a short time
s before the ceremony was to take
s place. A gentleman went to the
bride's house to conduct her to the
church, when a messenger rushed
. in and handed him a despatch. It
- was from an undertaker across the
a river informing him tha his friend
r had blown his brains out. No
e cause is assippae for the dreadful
s act, and the.young bride, prostrated
a by the terrible shock, lingers be
i tween life and death.
A fight is now going on between
a theatrical managers and the public
D for low priaes. The low-priced the
aters are now doing all the busi
I ness. Some people are foolish
e enough to believe that a second rate
;, actor, or even a first-class actor,
- should not receive more than the
y President of the United States.
r Ten thousand dollars is considered
good pay for a Supreme Judge of
e the United States-a position de
;, manding not only the grandest
s ability, but the most sterling char
s acter, while walking gentlemen like
e Montague or Coughlan would con
e sider themselves insulted by any
such sum, and dramatic tramps
a like Boucicault are cheap at two or
t three thousand a week. Verily, we
-. are fallen upon evil times, when it
-costs two dollars and two and a
t half to look at these dramatid no
I nentities. Among them they have
e done more in the last ten years to
-debauch and deprave the public
g taste than twenty years can undo;
il the salt and pepper has! been taken
l. out of manhood, womanhood has
i, been dishonored by their modern
e dramatic types, and our youth,
e dazzled by their glare and tinsel,
il have been debauched beyond re
a claim. The trailing skirt and
flaunting style of the bedizened
e Parisian lorette have invaded our
e homes, and for this social decadence
a we are indebted to the exhibitions
s of the stage. I hope the effort at
e low prices will succeed, for I believe
o in a good, wholesome drama. 1
-believe ini those -noble dramatic
v characters which elevate and purify
r the taste, which make men in love
s with virtue and liberty. Not in
e the "East Lynnes" nor "Divorces"
i, nor "Marriages" nor "Camilles"
:- need we look for dramatic millenium.
i- The cry is now, low prices and re
-form. Six suicides and three mur
-ders head the criminal calendar of
o the week.
o The weather is miserable, the
il stock-market feverish and unsettled,
a- business almost at a stand-still, and
I everybody hoping for better times,
s in which they are joined by
a Truly yours,
e SCOPE OF A NEWSPAPER.-A
t newspaper is a window through
L- which men look out on what is
~f going on in the world. Without
e a newspaper a man is shut up in a
~- small room, and knows little or
y nothing of what is happening out
Sside of himself. In our day, the
a newspaper .will keep a sensible
:1 man in sympathy with the world's
y current history. It is an unfold
s ing encyclopedia and unbound
book, forever issuing and never
ll finished. Always bear this in
.mind, and never fail to take, and
e more particularly, pay for your
o home paper.- Fogelsville (Pa.)
r Large quantities of figs are said
e to be drying in California, but it
is doubtful whether the business
is profitable. The imported fig
e now sells in this mnarke' at ten
ents pe- nound, retail
J!RESENT DOING.-Do nOt live a
single hour ofyour life without do.
ing exactly what is to be done in
it, and going straight through it
from beginning to end. Work,
pray, study, whatever it is-take
hold at once, and finish it up
squarely and clearly, and then at
tend to the next thing, without
lotting any moment drop out be
tween. It is wonJerftil to see
how many hours prompt people
coiotrive to make of a day ; it is
as if they picked up the time
the dawdler& lost. And if ever
you fnd yourself where you,
have so many things upon you
that you hardly know how to be
gin, take hold of the very first one
that comes to band, and you will
find the rest all fall in file and fol
low after like a company of well
drilled soldiers; and though work
may be hard to meet when
it charges in a squad, it is
easy vanquished if you can bring
it into line. No. man ever largely
succeeded who just looked his
work in the face.
The idea that a person has two
ears merely for symmetry, or to
keep his head from being lop
sided, has been exploded. One of
the Vienna professors has been
making some experiments which
lead to the conclusion that two
ears are abselutely necessary in
determiring correctly the direction
from which a sound comes. He
has found that persons who are
deaf in one, car usually suppose
that sounds come from the direc
tion in which the sound ear hap
pens to be turned.
The return of the whales to
their old grounds in the South
Atlantic. from which they have
been missed for over two years,
has given a wonderful impulse to
the whaling business. Since the
recent improvement in the catch
no less than fourteen new whale
ships (an unprecedented number,
it is said) have been placed upon
Over $20,000,000 of gold yearly
passes over the gold balance scales
in the United States Mint. A newt
balance has just been made, hay
in~g a capacity of 10,000 troy
ounces (about 600 pounds) in each
The attempt to propagate shad
in fresh wvater has proved success
ful, a five-and half pounder having
been caught in Lake Ontario,
where the fry were placed by Seth
Green in 1872.
England has become so fond of
American apples that it is esti
mated she can certainly take an
average of from 12,000 to 15,000
barrels a week for the whole mar
ket year of nine months.
A contemporary wonders whe
ther Cain and Abel ever had the
mumps or the whooping cough.
Very probably. Its certain at-all
events, that their mother had
Are blacksmiths, who make a
living by forging, or carpenters,
whbo do a little counter-fitting, any
worse than men who sell iron and
steel for a living?
Diogenes heing asked, "The
biting of which beast is the most
dangerous ?" answered, "If you
mean wild beast, 'tis the slan
derer ; if tame ones, the flatterer.9~
There are about 7,000,000 'voters
in the United States and say 70,
000 federal office-holders. Hence
only one voter in 100 can have an
Chicago has been left between
$3,000,000 and $4,000,000 within a
few years, for the establishment
of public libraries. A noble be
Ashes from the recent eruption
at Cotopaxi, in Ecuador, are said
to have fallen at a distance of
1,000 miles from the volcano.
During the last ten ye'ars.the
Italian government haseonfiscated -
and sold at public auction $106,
000.000 worth of ehnrch property.