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The Wife's Choice.
a fatr famous land, in days long gone,
Aofore the wise, good Rabbi Smeon
Aodblldkes onple sorTowfully came;
And, neither on the other casting blamo,
'gged that the rabbi grant them a decree
*vorcing them forthwith, perpetually;
noe en nfruitful years had como and
And found a ohildless home, a barren bed.
The keen.eyed rabbi road in each pale face
The wish to save the other from dsgrace;
Then bared his head, and said in acconts
"Bad is the house wherein no voice of child
)akes glad the two-fold heart with prido and
Yet bat malicious tongues may not annoy
With whispered evil motive, secret sin,
Before you separato, single lives begin,
it r inds, from greatest to the
nd be your supper as a marriae feast,
ohow you part a friends, and part in sor
Then wil I grant your wish upon the mor
Well pleased, they take his counsel, and pro
A parting feast, and call their friends to
Then spako the husband to childless wifo
"Wo part not now in anger, to or strife;
Anal, as a pledge that th is is really so,
Take what you like best with you when you
She smiled, and promised him a oboioo to
And over treasure it for old-times' sake.
The guests woro gone, save only six at most
By the good cheer vanquishod, when at last
Himself Succumbed' The wily wife then bade
That ho be to her father's house conveyed.
The morning camo, and from his stu >or free,
Ho woko and gazod around him wondorin ly.
Then said his wife, who stooped and touched
"Of all your household havo I chosen the
Till death divorces never shall we art."
And, rising up, ho pressed her to hi n oart.
TIH HEIRESS OF CALEDON HEIGHTS,
Av .A.UTOBroG IApr-y,
BY PLORENCE E. DIAMOND.
I was already up and dressed when Mag
gie appeared next morning.
"Why, miss, yo'r an early riser," was her
choorful commont. "Young ones don't
generally get up without being called a
dozen times or so," she went on; "but your
different kind, I see."
I scarcely knew -how to reply to this com
pliment from my friend, so I wisely kept si
"You 'como to breakfast now, if you
pleass,J she said, opening the door and
)ping out into the hall. I followed her
through tho hall and past the room I knew
to bo the breakfast room of the family.
'You are making a mistake, Maggie,'' I
said, pausing. Maggio hesitated one in
stant before she answered me.
"Mrs. Clayton said you were to eat with
is,'' she said, hastily, and, opening a side
door, led me into the servants' hall, where,
already seated, were the other domestics of
the family. They greeted me in a friendly
manner, and Maggie gave me a seat by her
side. Grace was said by the housekeeper, a
venerable woman, whose hair I afterward
learned had grown white in the service of
The meal passed pleasantly, and, to tell
the truth, I enjoyed it much more than I
had the cold silent, breakfast I had taken
with the family the morning before.
After breakfast, as I was preparing to go
uip-stairs to the school-room, Maggie in
formed me that it had been decided I should
attend a day school a short distanice away.
"Mrs. Claryton thought it best," she said.
This then wvas to be my lot among them
a pla1cc among the servants andl not even to
be taught by thme same teacher. My heart
rebelled at this fresh inisult. Child though
4' I was, I felt my blood tingle and my cheeks
burn wvith pride and anger. But I rememr
bored I hasd c "een dlependent upon the
-chat4y ofTthers, anid should not complain if
things were niot quite to my rnmind. So I
dressedl myself with tolerable complosure,
after all. I had been supplied with sum
cient clothing since my arrival here, but,
though these clothes wcero net muitch soiled,
\saw at once they were cast-off garments of
seome one, prob~ably Inmra Barrett. My pride
took fire at this. I would not touch them. I
donned the checked gingham I had worn
at the home, preferring this to the castr-ofi
silks or cashmeres of this scornful little
lady. I wvas not as handsome as shre, nor
hmad I as fine raimont, but my pride, I am
sorry to say, quito equaled her owvn.
I then gathered up thre books with which I
had been supplied, and repaired to thc
kitchen, where Maggie kindly volunteered
to accompany me to school and get
me sett.led, as she expressed it. On our
way out I noticed a carriage drawn up be
fore the front entrance, and standing on
the balcony was Irma Barrett, dressed for
going out. She was attired in sonme lighi
b)lue material that suited her fair skin and
golden hair to perfection. Hecr little handt
were daintily gloved and she wore kid boots
light and small enough for a fairy. Sire wvat
evidently waIting for sonre one ; but she did
niot deign to notice pro, evenr by a look, as]
passed in company with Maggie. I sighed
How beautiful she was; "she had ever)
thing; I had nrothring at all," I said bitterly
as I trudged on by Maggie's side.
The school building was a low, white
structure standing amrong the trees an:r
situated on the road leading to the city
There were a good nmany childrenr gatheret
around thre steps as we camre up; but I lhat
been used to children all my life and their
presence did not disturb me. We enteroe
thre school-room; a leasant-faced lady aros<
f rem her desk to greet us, amid I though'
her voIce the sweetest I had ever heard.
In a few words Maggio irformned her wvh
I was and of my intention of atteniding
school, all of which the lady listened to witi
respectful attention. Anrd thenr, with a kin<
smile, bade mrc weceome to her school, hop
inrg I would find it pleasant, after which sh<
looked over my books and designated thu
lessons I should learn. And then, Maggi<
hiavinrg de-parted, she ranrg tire bell, at whic1
the scholars came trooping in and takini
their seats a hush fell upon thre school as
with rapt attention, tire scholars listened t,
their Wtecher wIro, in thre sac sweet voice
read a chapter from the Bible, after whic1
she repeated a simple prayer. Thle scholar;
thenr proceeded to their desks, but wvith ni
bustle or noise, as is common in countr;
schrools. It was inrdeed a p)leasanrt school
Tire teacher was so kind, her instruction si
simple and yet instructive and interesting
I could niot help contrasting it with thre dry
dull and Irksome teaching of thre day be forc
Our teachrer's name was Anmy Lester; shr
lived in a tiny cottagc just back of thr
schrool-hrouse with lher mother, whoe wvas ni
invalid arid unable to do work of anry kind
Amy supported them both by hg~r teachinrj
andl her drawing, for sho*was quito an art
1st; andl a happier, mroro contontedl coul
than Amy mid her mothrer, would have beer
hard to fird.
My first (liy at school passed pleasantl;
enough, andl I returrnled home in quite
cheerful frame of mind. But alais I nm;
choeorftulness was of short duration. As
enteredl the yardl, I found Ire chribrren en
joying themselves undler thre shado( of
great horse-chestnut thmat grew uicar th.
gate. Trhey were engaged in jumping
rope, and as this was a sport in which
greatly delighted, I stopped a moment V
"Why, holloal" cried Irving, when hi
saw me, and then assming an air of grea
friendliness, lie wanted nro to join in th
game. I hiesitated, remembering Iris jeer
ing remarks of yesterday; but I did so wan
to be frienrdly in tis house, where it seemc<t
destined I was to diwell, that I was wvilling
to venture any thing alnmost, to gain it. Ac
cordingty, I approached and spoke to Ucertie
who greeted me kindly in return...
"Here, now, If you want to jump,n crlo,
Irving. HIe gave one end of the rope to i
sistor and thney conmmonced slowly swingia
&a the same t4mruerging mipe to juJnk.
advanced, and by a quick movement gained
the cntor, but at that instant, with a wicked
laugh, Irving threw the rope and tripped
me, throwing me to tho ground with such
force that I lay for an instant completely
stunned, but not for long. With a scream
of rage I was upon my foet, and, scarce
knowing what 1 did, I flow at Irving like a
wild-cat. Ho was a well-grown boy of
twelve; I wa rather an undersized girl of
ton; but ho was taken completely by sur.
priso, and bcfore ho could defend himself I
had marked hun for recognition by several
rather ugly scratches, and brought away as
a trophy a handful of hair. But his anger
was kindled, and he struck mu Iloroely, at
the samo time calling upon Irma to hol
him. In fact, the fight was raging fiercely,
when I felt myself suddenly caught in a
grip of iron, and turned to find a manu, a
stranger to me, had caught both Irving and
myself by a shoulde. of eo h and now held us
apart, a smilo of amusement on his face at
"Well I well I" ho said, at length. "What,
ever is the meaning of this I Fighting, chi
And with a girl, IrvingI I am surprised."
"Sho pitched at me first," cried Irving,
his voice trembling with anger. "She'd
J!- P i
I IAD MARKED RIM FOl RI COoNITION.
have torn my eyes out if I had not defended
''Yes, indeed,'' chimed in Irma, anxious
to defend her brother. "You must not
blame him, Mr. Roland; this little beggar
would have hurt him if she could.''
During this interesting colloquy I had
stood quite still, too angry, hnrt and bewil
dered to speak. But at Irmua's cruel words
my temper blazed again. A torrent of
words were on rmy tongue, but, happening
to glance one side, I saw a face peering
through the shrubbery. I knew it in an in
stant, it was mny friend on the ears. I knew
the laughing eyes and the brown, curling
hair. There was a broad smile on his face I
could see, also. his appearance decided
me. I did not pl>uso to reply or defend my
self before the gentleman, but, (at cling nry
books fron the ground, led tmWard th,
house, never pausing till I reaclu't my own
room, where 1 sank down, pan ting and ex
I had never remembered being angry he
for and this new feeling o' rage md hate
fairly overpowered inc. W\hen hurt or
grieved before I had always wept, but, not
a tear dimmned my eyes now, whos ie ry
flashes would havo sc'orcl'd thc ftini taiii
up. lint at length I grew calmer, I re
moved my honnet and bathed mry face :'nl
hands. It was then I becamrue conscitus of a
stinging pain in my left arm, I puished up
my sleeve and found a livid blue mlark
across -mny air'r which was also severel,
bruised, either by my fall or from a blor
in the affray I had just taken piart, in. I
looked at miy bruised arma withI a terriblt'
feeling of rage and grief, rnot so much('l at
the irnjury, that wouldl soonr hiea, but thero
are sears on our mermoiry that nieve r hetl.
Thiswa~'sonro. I had never been st ruck be
for'e, raind though it must be rermerrblered I
struck Iir'st, yet ini myi own eyes, certarinrly,
and in others perharps, I wais quite juast itied
in doing sit. Therefore moy feeling of eat
rage was thoe same as throurgh I had? been
ignorminiously beateni wit hourt .ar se.
Irvinrg Barrett, ire doubt, regarded thre
whole raffrair as a joke, yet he harrdly guessedl
that that onie cruel act wourld hre weighred
in the balance against him when that saimo
scale wans bailariced for life or deathI.
night.", Miss, yer unconrunonr sobrer to
I started. It was Maggie's chreery voice
at my elhow thart ar'ous'd mie fr'omr iy
gloomy thourghrts. I did niot arrswer, hlmt fol
towed her out rind irate the surpper-room
without a word.
After supper I Inquired who tIre gentle
men were I had seen in the garden.
''Tire black whiskered one,'' said M1aggie,
"is Mr. Rolarnd, an old friend of '-. famrily;
hre is here every summer. Th'le other yemrig
mai, it scerms, is a friend of Iris; 1 naever s;aw
him before to-day ; Iris name is Oliver i)ud
iey, arid a hrandsomie, p)rop)er-spotken'r young
fellow lie i*s, too,"' she ridd(ed.
I went back to may r'Com andt miolped in si
lene unrtil dark, wihren, seeing thIe fminily3
wvero all aissemrbled in the grandir drarwinrg
roorm, I cm'ept out, arnd taking th InfirsIt It
I ceme to, wandered ninrilessly' on, scarcely
knowinig or caring wvht br it led, tilt I loun'dt
myself err thio shore of ai lovcliy lake, on
whose clear surrface the mioornlighrt was rest
ing, silverinrg cacti wave that rose till it
looked like molten silver.
Dr'awrn up to tIhe shor'c wais a beauiti ful
boat with softly curshionell stats, ant a paiir
of oar's harndsomrely carved nested' ina lie
oar'loeks. I stooed wvatchring thIis irntonltight
scenc with suchel keen delight that I did net
notice tire appr'oach of a tidrly cinirg nier
until they were close upon inC. I had bare
ly time to conceal mysel(' f beind (rie of thre
rust.ic seats that lined tire shroro ias they allI
came up haurgiing, chattinrg anrd se'nemng irn
high spirits. Theiro were ini thie pant y Mr.
and Mr's. Clayton, Irma and Irvying, aind also
tire two gent lemon I hrad son 'in ihiIle rafler
noon. I trembi)i'ld lest thery shlIn11d discove'r
mae, for Mi's. Clayton carre so inear irat, lien'
silken skirts bruished rmy hanirdS asI
crouchred beneath the seat ; but, for narrtely
for rme, they puassed rand erntered 11me of thle
boats withrout nroticiurg ile. I ('tld i hear
tire dip oif tire oars as tlhey rowved outi? on irhe
lake. LIowv I would hanvre lid( t'tccompny
them. I hard never be''n ini a bo(at, in 111y life,
Iarnd I fancied it rrurst, hre ai gireat pleasur e to>
float, as thiey wero <huing, oiver Ithe sitlveri
waves. Burt I coirhd rrot gi , so I remrain ed
where I was, listenring to t sourndr of the(ir
ramr'y voirces, randu hatinrg It him all h ie imore
heart ily, I t hrink. I e'vern wish.i thIat. tire
boat worrud upset0, rrndr, riot drotwni them, I
wasi nrot qurito so baid as thati, hurt give t hem
lBut threy e'nmri to shore at hist. The gen-r
Ilemnen aissi sted1 te haite hs out ando thre palrt y
r'cturnetd toward thin house~i, all bunt, Ml-.
Iiudoley, ihe linrgered rbhirlndad lit a eigar'.
I couldr see tihe blue rin gs of smroke ciu'?rig
up thrrough tire lear ir.
Thre r'est of' thre parr'ty wvent til, Cev it,,
nrot mnissinrg him. ieo waritedl uinri otc'
wer'e (lut of hea'r'iing and1 I was,l (d'en
wishirrg lie wouildt go n whn'i lhe v.
leisurely urp ito thre seat, biuhnind whti -hiiwa
hidinig,:ajod .ttoppled'. I ('ouild Sie hi;4 lace
lainly in tire miittnlight, arid thlire was a
smrilo ipon it. (uld tie h, larughinig ait me I
l lad tic seen ineh I aisked myselI f undrt he
answered " if inistnt'y 'livinig m,a
"Yes I kniow youi ar'o thero. Comou sltl
WVhat are year hiding for'?''
I crawled out arnd stood before trim, a
verg' tir'uled, corrfursedl looking obdjiecit, no
douabt, fr'omi mry laiding ramong tire ireds iad
rushes thant grewv oni t hi' ban1k
"'So your hiud, nil yriu !"' ho inqurirel. look,
lag at rme stilt wVit that ki nd, qiui.iral loo(k,
half laurghring, hinlf ser'iours, on hiis fatao.
"'Were you aifr'aid, little oni !" pu.t ting ourt
his harund arid d1r'awing im gently to iris sile
stroking rmy tumbled hair with his whaite,
-"Nto, sir," I answered, sunlenly, "but they
Id not want me and I hid to keep out of
then without any seeming questions h
drow from me the whole story of my adol
tion by Mrs. Clayton, my troatment sino
my arrival thoro, and my difitculty with Irv
lag Barrett that afternoon.
Thu young man scened puzzled.
"You are sure you are no relation to Mrs
Clayton," he said, after a few momonte
"Nono that I know of, sir," I repliod
"cortainly, if I was she would not treat in
Mr. Dudley smiled. "Perhaps not," h
said. "But" ho added, starting suddenly
"I am going away to-morrow, )orcas (I ha(
already told him my name), and shall not b
back for years. 1 am going abroad to linisi
my education. I may bo gone three, four o
oven flvo years. I am sorry I am going s
soon for your sako. I would see if I coul
not unravel this mystery, for mystory I
surely is. But., as I said before, I am going
and have not timo now. But now listen t
me, Dorrio: Be a good girl; never mind tt
sneers and gibes of the family, but atten
to your books. You havo a kind teacher
you say, that is good. Make as many friend
as you can and as few enemies. Don't rui
tway, as I daro say you aro thinking of, bu
stay here. Let me find you here when I re
turn. Will you do as 1 wish, little one?"
"I will never (1o any thing you would no
liko, Mr. Dudley,'' I answered, simply, aun
for years I kept that pronlise.
"That is right,'' ho answered, gladly
"Now we will go to the house."
Io arose and took my hand and I trudget
along by his side, feeling, I knew not why
strangely safe and glad. When we reachet
tho house ho paused:
"Uuod-night, I)orrie," ho said. "Itemen
her wlmt. I have told you. You were hidinl
to-night, little one. Don't. do it again, Dor
cas. lie open and frank and generous I
your actions, 'tis the best way, dear. I1
member what, I have told you and you
promise to m1o. I shall hold you to tha
promise, I)oreas," and ho smiled. 'I an
you' triend," he cOtiUed, " and as :
pledge 1 will give you this,'' and Io presse
into my hand something that glittere<
''Keep this," Ie said; ''don't part with i
unless you can do no other way. No\
good-bye.'' He raised me in his arms an
kissed nc; then, letting me go, disappearc
1 looked at the token he had given me. I
was a bright golden dollar that was shinin
on my Palm. 1 saw snd I felt rich iudeed
for I had never owned but a single piecc o
money before, and that was a large coppe
cent, which little Paul at the home hot give
me, and vih now, wralced in pnper, r(
posed in a box in mty room where 1 kept m
few scauty kei'psalk(s. I laid this awa
wit ih them when I reachdtc( my room, an
then erept. into bed, fet Iin quite clieerfi
and( hatppy. tiOmel ine eared for m1e---som
0110 was inv friend. 'Tlhis thought (01i forte
mlte Ii ore t haln I carn tell, and t'ell asleep t
dream of Mr. Dudley and his matgnilieen
h'lie next day, or morn ing rather, I sI
the two gect lenen dlive away, an11d I knte
my ono fri( nd wais going far fromt mle, all
could searcely keep back tie tears; bit
resolved to try, as Mr. Dudley hiad tol( i(
to make the lost of things, and I succeede
very well, tholughli my life walutt hird on(
sht:t out as I was frrm alI copnllnionslhi
wit I (1hildricn of my\" ow tae. Except m
schoo lmate(s .it, s(hiool I knowtt noon11, anu
these I was si sriet ly for1bidden to visit or it
vito inside the gate of "The II eight s.''
My only colanly, therefore, was the ser
ants of the 11nuse11hohl, tun<l th ourren theo
were alwavs kind to 1110. 1 often fe' .
in t 110 way(, a(lt conside led at I1l, uniS1n
At suclh times I would wander away h
ms(e1 1 ad sit flr hours on the mloessv ban
of the lake, or under the shale of a trc
ill 501110 par't of the grounis wh1ere no 01
coulI ace mle, and there read l and re-ren
the few books I baid pieced up.
Oncec a year' the fallnily wecnt away for
11o11th or' sC, andil then, unIse'en, I woul ste:
thrcoughl the [grandi roos~, feaolting liy ep
01n thle beau ties of thIe iccstly3 furniiture, pie1.
Ure's, earipits aniud statuar0iy whllich the 1hou1
cont alled. I often wtonid r'ed:if th litt:l
heiress of C'aledon (the dlead one I mneami
had everI tra'ver'sed these room!ls, ori h1(
childish lauIghter or clhatter .ev--r edco
through ~ the housn:e, or' hadi she d Id ignorar
of all this gra1l~neu' that shoul have hec
hers. I imtliuired of Maggie about her', f<
soinehowx I felt a strong interest, and( syn1
pathly for the little gill wh'o lad (lied who
sheu had so much to live for'. Bt, M*igg:
knew not ninIg abulit her'. Shle hnad diedi ion
bieforo she camne th1ereO, she sail ; and she di
not even klvnv her name, llotmgh she bi
lieved it,. was 11ol1y, 0or 501m1 thinlg like it.
'"Thle hiousekeeper' couldi tell ye,'' she saik
hut I dIislil:'d to as;k quelst ions of t his grat
of what might have been ia great benei
1 seldom went to church,. and I mnissed t1:
sermloni we hadl always been01 used to het1
each'l Sabbath land 01ur qieit Saihbathi-schot
veryv much. ThIe fameily w',en t to chiurchl i
The11 (servant0 lic wer 11wrmt111 le o at0 fti lenm
in tihl (layt at any (cinir'ch tIn''y close; in
fewv availedi themoselves of tIS pri1vile''.
preoferrin1gtI gat her ini tile kitchen'i andg1
the churIllchiishottl'mb'td wasaii llamanllishon0
1'(lueOS t sIho was (ly e 1', gh:cl tc rI'1nt.
.I oft en wtond(ee lai Iny st ran al life, f(
wHAT AR YOUflinlo ro -
itwa >sr y lie e oIwslvn
eatin, seeing ude th "in ro i
a fanil wh evdenly aidforallI e
joed an e a sditn rmte
as fr renove, on thou h I ;ul wel,
to thVficils fIor y appeaane lol kn'
noed ll ''. I was aypsd 11 ver alt.fso thng
theyfii 1'i neve 11(0d-1'n of myiOI' eis cc '.
But, when\lc I hdbat th e' J1cId ight near10
I wc y3(ar s, I was..1 0110 day nlearliy upsIl. h
Alaggic burlsting int1) liay 10011 iln U gret
huriry, and1 crlyinig:
"Ohb, miiac, theo mistress sentL 111 to fete
yo down'l Ill thel p0arl01'at olnce. T1hait. 01
wiltih .\1i's A rinalll, is juist. come, and1 nI
bodyl I lckiii. for ch'lir. 'ut (In your11 be.
frock Inch (cc!11c dlown' isb miiiutc.
WaInlliniig wthat, colel havlxe haippeli '1
work'l 551 su c odr cchan IlIigc, I il a1s1 Ala:
~he palor, wel'lclmed by Aliss A runind, wvl
hlked i mny year1S ojIl ''r than v:he [.il1 hr
his t 511en her. She welcomelld me11I kinlll
howveri ; mode me sit by herl, ana n
aii ttituado (If (quest ions aiboultm iy t
my1 stuies1, eci., 1all (of wxhjich I anlswere''(d I
wx'll1 as I coul!d. I wa'is aistonlished' at. IlI
Irmali, who) trc atd me 11 ill every waly ais
mOClnb.er' of the famliily'. I began to tink mn
troubles woro endedl; bilt, alais for hunni
Miss Armutid stayed two days, durln
which Limo I was shiown every attentioi
At theQu~ end oftha timao MI. Ar meA to
her leave, evidently well satisfied with the
condition of affairs. She had not been gone
an hour when I was Ignominiously shoved
back to my old place and there to remain
until her next visit. But I now saw that it
was some secret which concerned Mrs.
Clayton's welfare that this wotnan hold, and
that accounted for my Installment there.
What this secret was I dotermined sooner
or later to find out.
[To BE OONTINUED]
GENERAL NEW$ NOTEd.
Item. of 'Interest Gathered from Varsu
At Opelousas, La., the ground is covered
an inch deep with ice.
. C. Walthall has b)een re-elected United
t States Senator from Mississippi.
f The Ohio Iepublicans are organizing a
At Brownsville, Texas, the mercury has
fallen to 18 degrees, the coldest since 1880.
The ol business part of Thomson, Ga.,
was burned yesterday. Loss $30,000.
t A now home Rtule paper, the London
Evening tar, nade its appearance yester
day. The issue was 142,600 copies.
1The trial of the Pickens lynchers has
been postponed till the summer term of
A young negro boy four years ol was
run over on the Georgia Central railroad
yesterday and his body cut in halve'.
I The Turkish Minister of War has been
enjoined to hasten the completion of the
- lefenses of Adrianople.
Governor Semplo has signed the bill
- giving the ballot to the women of Washing
A meeting of the citiz( us of Cincinnati
has enthusiastically endorsed John Sher
man for l'resident.
Mahone has obtained control of the Re
1 publican League of Virginia-Riddleberger
1 being left out.
t Eight suicides occurred in Vienna yester
(ay, among them Captain D)eschauer, of
the Austrian navy, and Paymaster Fuchs,
of the army.
At Birmingham, Ala., yesterday, 11. II,
t Scarbough, a detective, was dangerously
shot by Tom Ellis, editor of the hornet, ii
a saloon row.
r Milton Young's stallion Pizarre, by Ad
1venturer, dam Milener by lRatuplan, valuet
at $15,000, died Wednesday night at Lex
, ington, Ky., of pneumonia.
A lire at Fort Mackinway, Wyominl
1 Territory, destroyed $100,000 worth of pro
1 visions, and the garrison has been put 01
''1e Ashland steel works, about twent
miles nortl of Baltimore, have stoppe(
work, the Heading strike causing a scarcit:
v Fire at St. Puul, Minn., yesterday de
l stroyed two bu(ildings occupied by a larg
I wholesale grocer. Loss $300,000. Insured
Fire in Mont real yesterday morning d
.l stroycd $100,(H00 worth of property. I
was so cold( that the fire ladlers froze ti
p tlh-. walls.
Y 'Th' schlooner Myra Pratt, Sherman mat
ter. of Mtlobile, was wrecked on Tampic<
lar on tulay, and two lives were lost
Part of the cargo of crossties was saved.
, The Iowa Legislature, voting separateli
yesterday, reelected Senator 'ilson as 11f
own successor. The joint convention wit
y ratify this action.
k The claware rolling mill at Phillips
e bluri', N. J. , shut down on Monday, owin
c to the scarcity of coal and dulness in ti
d iron trade. 'T.ee hundred hands are thu
thirowni out of employment.
a A t Chipj pewa Faills, Wis., ont Siiundo
ii morning. the thermometer stood 50 dlegreel
s below zero, and ye'ster'day morningi
Lrangedc( from 55 to 02 degrees belowv.'
'Thle Charleston (:ottonl miill was offera
fo saeyesterdlay, but as5 nobody woul
b.ttid5,000t over the dlebts of tihe concecrn
d the p)roperty was wvithd(rawvn.
t Tlhe long strike of shoemakers in Ilioches
n ter, N. Y. , which hats cont inued since N.
r~ venmber 1, 1has collapsed, the men return in,
to work on the manu11facturers' terms.
a Both bilranchles of the L egislature o
e Washington Tferritory have re-enactedi th<
g wvoman's sultrage lawv, but have exemptet
ThIe annual afternoon performance fo:
.the blenetit, of the ltomnan Catholic Orphai
SAsylum, lat Ithe Metrop)olitant Opera llouse
Newv' York, netted *10.000). Every bo.,
t01(olit i S. Four thousanid people were
o Reports from differcut sections of Texa:
r ntote tile cessation of tile blizzard, but th<
>1 temtperature continues very low for tha
n1 latitude. 'IThe wecather has been utnpreece
i- dtented, both in t resp)ect to low thermomete1
1. and1 snow and1( sleet.
o Reporlts~ of loss of life in last wveeki
1t1rm in the West, continue to) come in
One list now numbers 15,3, and( anothei
15.IVouldl seemU prlobable that tile fina
sinnmlOary, If such c'an ''ver be made, wil
sho(w quiite '20(0 namtes.
a 3Idiss G iulielma I o stic, al distan11t coiusi
of mni.' I I wr, waIs miairied la1st nigh
r. at ' .lohin's Chultrchl. Washington, to En
-ig -gWilkerson, of the vavy. A brillian
rec pt 1In took placec atteriward at the1ii Illsi
of u le bride's sister, Mrs. ChIarles Sydnle,
.11odn Mulrray. of New Yiork, 1 25 poundtIs
mit lId. Ihday, (of Pr'ovidencIe, 115 pound(1(s
tught inl New Jertsey y'esterdatly with bar121
mutllehs foir 1$Ni(t. At tule end of Itin)
('Ity lively r2It ouns, D aly was kntocke<
(' nIt'5eles by atighlt hlander' under tile eari
Ilt ray was dlecthi'ed wit ier.
.lItolhn MthiO. a l''rentchman21, and6 a Belgiai
nlamted a lix, for'emani at,the Standard(lat'd1 t(
Gloss Work s, were 2almost instantly killet
whili e plainig a1 sheet (It 12lass in pot sitio lotr6
Jh' grind1( tatble. Thie w heel turntied sud(
denily and1 they fell otn it andl( were gr'ouml
'''in e' f' tali accidentt occ'urre'd a
AmIi('k lirothietrs' 52aw~ mlill, int Lexinlgton1
mtoving a statb, whlichl co(ile itn contact w itt
thle cirIcular' saw and1( wais throwntv agints
- atll (St in2stanit tly. QuaIils waIs froml iPenni
c yl vantia, and0 wasl' abhoult niinteenL years o:
1 A ('ollision2 b etw(een two stnow plou1gl
4 t'nginle-s took plla(ce Mondaty near1 loskinigs
r engineer11 wast wor(Ik ing hlis snow", ploutgh in:
('lt and1( got staltledl. lie thi'eeupon hack(leI
'oeleriTe oither' in ijurted miein will re
ThPie lH'v. Mr. Talmago wond('es thai
a newspaper moni believe anythling. TIhto'
-'stee more oIf th10 sh1am and1( meanness o0
t (1h0 wold thanii the maemblers of any othle
p)rofess-ion. Th'ley are bored by eranks,
m0iock moIralists anl p)otilen)t humbugt
'everyj day in (lhe week, and they see thc(
Sfollies and shlanm of tIle world througlh
Sdisgutises that are an open as the (lay t(
their p)racticedl and disgusted eye. Al]
Sthis is trite, but Mr. Talmago should re
member that newspapor menf are fairly
bubbtl)ling) over with charity and good
e nature. 'They see the good an wvell ai
It thel evil in (to world.-Cincinnati Comn
a moeial Gazetto.
ti A few oyster shells will retmove (clinlker
from the grate.
g Why is your lhat like an advanec agent
2 Because it ons on a hea, Or COnr8t
"Give me a kiss, my darling, do,"
He said, as ho gazed in her eyes so blue.
"I won't," she said; "you lazy elf,
Screw up your lips and help yourself."
A letter head-The postage-stamp.
No man should be a judge in his own
There is not much color to gin, yet it can
scarcely,be called a sober tint.
Strange as it may appear, it is usually a
cold day for a man when he is "fired."
"Woman feels where man thinks," says
a writer. Yes, that's why manis bald.
The Virginia Republicans have organized
a State League.
A year of time brings wisdom. The
trees are not so green as they were last
If there is anything more contrary than
an obstinate woman it is a right-handed
lock on a left-handed door.
Coal is so high in Chattanooga that the
coal dealer barely speaks to an ordinary
editor or colonel.
Looking at it from a feminine point of
view, a bridegroom is always insignificant
until he becomes a widower.
Many a man ''mounts the rostruni" now
a-days who hasn't real ability encugh to
warrant his ''going on the stump."
It is true that the busiest mnan is the hlp
piest man, but he often doesn't have time
to realize it.
A cold is now defined as a state of ner
vous collapse, and a stimulating plan of
treatment is advised.
It is not the cloven foot but the cloven
breath that gives a man away after he has
been out to see another man.
"Yes," said the landlady, sadly, "ip
pearances are deceitful, but disappearances
are still more so."
''he days begin to lengthen, and so does
the face of the man who looks at his
Economy is the road to wealth, but a
great many people keel) wearing themselves
out upon the road after they get there.
This is leap year, and the favorite excla
mation of the waiting maiden is: ''Why
don't you speak for yourself, .John
A. man cannot always remember a thing
- by pasting it in his hat. Sone method
should be contrivel to paste it in his head.
T"What is more lovely than t peaceful
granlmotther?" asks an exchange. 11er
granddaughtrti. If this is not the right
answer, we give it up.
The woman who malriet her hulaid
for money never complains ithat lie doi )en't
kiss her as muIt as he did bef"ore the w.l
ding toc,k platc.
IIc--This must he the Place. Sihc--Stop;
don't ring: this oesn't lo,k like a larl
. ing-house. lie- - , yes it is. I smell the
For every ten hund(1red dollars cxpenideld
for flout in this country, it is said tlint
I'te et n hundred dollars are spcut f, r to
T1e,.her-Correct the sentence: ' ''he
liquor which ti' nna hiught was drank."
Smart Boy-''hc mant wi helt 1i ;ught the
liiuor Was d1runls.
T1heI coli wias so severe at .onterey,
Mexico, a few t ys since, tilt :t cirts
J)trottriutor had to ~i uili a ir n aroi, o his
elephant to keep himt from frcczing.
''I don't minc, mauters. I c:ui tell vou,"
observed Mrs. Birown i.t din ner c <sterlay.
'I should say not, judgi'ig front ihis minuie
pie,'' Grutmbled Brown.
ld Nlan (calling down stamirs to ,au.t er)
-(lara! Daughiter-Yes,~ ppa Ohl.i Mini
-Ask that young mian in the pariloi- wihi
lie p)refe'rs for breakfast, mil k rt l ,s or
A Floridat paper coinplajins that therie are
in that State "too many lawyers, dictor.
preachers, cditor', anad t raimps1, aiii noti
e . aught mn wholi earn their Ilivingbyth
'-weat of their birow. - h
Nervous lad(y passenger .ina t i n, aflt'r
passinig a temp)orar-y bridge) -'-Tlmtnk goid
ness, we aire notw ont terra Ii ra' l"acetiils
gentleman-Yes, mitaiam; les- teriror and
Last yeair br'eadl and butter -'ost le s thn
in the pr'ev'iouis year, bat chetese,' pork :mdi
caunned goods were hiighier. C'olf'te, whlichi
adviancd in pice, decreas-ed largel-y ini co-a
r sumption; while tea, which dieclinied ini
price, increased ten per cent. in use.
,Matter-of-Fact Mother (to fashionable
C daughter who Is going out)--Chara, I tinik
your hustle is altogether too har-ge to look
well. Fashionable Dauighter--IL kntow
miamia; but you have no idea howv sliippery'
the shlewiilks are.
A Chicago woman, the wvife of a police
- m, rigged up in her hiusbtand 's uniform,
anid noboduny detected thle dlisguise unt ii sh~e
allowed herself to lie fottud wh-len a irowx
was going on. Thein they kniew she wasn't
onet of the forec.
The D)eadly iiiizarit.
Tfhe terrile Istormn wich-I lets swept ove
the Northwxxest, locakaingte naiiroads ini live'
States, is now over', and lie vietitins of it-,
fury are being aiolute. '1The piti fitl list is
growxxing almost every holu. it is not imi
probllale when thle teeconi is co mplet(' it
wiil show a hun id red lives sacrti ed to lie
awful fury of the blizzard. Next to this,
the worst b) lizrd flimt thle Nor'thwixest (cr
ex p-rieiiced (occurredi 'Januiariiy 7, 8 iandi 9
1 83;. In thait stainrm sevenity po-~ were' x
frozen to death miul thoutsandts of <lllars
wo rthi of pro perty' destrioyetd. 'Theii nu--t
storm piromiises to lie cxven mire terriible ini
its resuilts. It catine withbout wvariit
'T'le tmereiiry) fell ntipidlyi), andt btiy :5 'eliek
on Wednaesdany eveninig it was liftect-n de
rees below xx zero, and flit ntex timoring' it
register-ed fthirty degirees blow.i x All the'
whiile the windii increaised in fury, snoaw tell
th icker', and the lttrge. quanityt of sm,wtx
that xxats alreadly an the girount<t wa-s hh>wnx'
The suifferinigs of thle v ictimis werec i tin
mal tihe death list wxas appailltig. A re
x-isted Ilist of the fatalit "it)ho s niitty'
seven dead ini lhikotia, tx wlvx in 'ltliiiesti,
six ini towni, seveinteen in Nt-lbr:-ka andi
flhtee in .iotanati- -Iitilalit nehundred aind
fhiri-ty live, liesides tilffy-livi- rept al-il nk.s
tothe( list. Hai lroad tratvel Im s b eeni lii ku(l
rfor somie day s.
W1ill I 4't% bes ai Venr ori ., art
m,tr i nn-tits inix whIth tin- a : r -:': e i l tI
igurtes is twxty lix't. tal fttr ic x hil h
five miorit years in whlieb such a ti ambiv
n ltota tis osibile piirl fto th yi' r Vi .
P'robabtly fewx h:vi' evxr liearil it lthe
fi pi'in.cy--, xxhichl lutns as llowIiaxs:
x in ie tu yii I Iir ii iur -- w.0 ,-i it
" ili- x iith I,181 i limit xavf it is ( it- .
reenill hiowx failthifutlly this proplhtiey hats
which it applied-n.
formed(-i the (:oal1ition atgatinst S'vidin ii chIztl
idisaistrous diefeat of ('harles N il. ati Pl'i
The year- 178t xxili eve- lie miemnorab h - in
a tccounit tif the Ibrieak ing (tit (if the l'rench
'Te yea- 1798 wxitnecssedtheli:inaiin
of lionapaiprte: in Egyrpt andh ihe ftrniiin
of the secittil Eurioltmn coaltIit ion1 aga:inist
I 1"r wr rkeou bteeeEeh.
andt Afgiutnisfhmi, followxedi bty ftht inivsitoni
of tie littler coutiry b) y Ittit ihi troops.
Ini wiit Ititoner t lhe leitit-on11- ii o b
v'erif'ied in Isis renmtinls yi-t toi be si-in. bt
thte present tonitiitn of Euirpie s iim's toi
promise an abundant fulfIlment o'f the
After Edgar Allen Poe-About a Mile a4
See the postman with the bills
New Year's bills
What a world of tribulation
Now their sending out fultils!
how they rankle, rankle, rankle,
In the startled dreams of night,
As the creditors' procession
Of the chamber takes possession
With a brutalized delight;
Calling '"Timel" "Time!" ''Time!"
lu a sort of prize-ring rhyme,
To the dark anmd dccp demnition
'That so gradually kills.
From the bills, bills, 1)1118, bills, bils,
From the tailors' and the hatters' little b
See the big bills for my wife
Tailor- made in styles now rife.
If the present fashion grows
We can wear each other's elo'es,
Dropping frills and furbelows,
I)ropping fut l-lows and frills,
And reducing tailors' bills
See the fearful grocery bills
Wlint exceeding cost to people
Is the food that stomacl fills.
For their pills,
And subdi in all wIh iclh kills.
Ilow we dread to dlraw the money
V lhen reovererd from our ills!
For stoppl iug rills .
lii lie pipes beneath the sills.
'V henr we tell them for their pay
To take the house and all away,
'hey. tit answer 'twould not meet
''heir "little" hills
''h("ir (xtortionate and bank-suspent
Facta About Rainrall.
Teho subject of the rainfall is an iu
esting one this winter. The Amer
Meteorological Journal informs us
''the precipitation in the temperate :
is extremely variablo fmom season to
son," which inspires hope that c
winters may ditler a hub l from this
Tme discussion of the weather journt
however, chiehly devoted to the rai
on the Wtster, plains, which is rccol
ed as a most impl)ortiant element in
mating tihe agricultural future of
country by such coml)utent autho:
as (eneral Morrow, Mr. Charles Fr
Adanns, P.rofessor S. R. Thompson
ex-Senator 1)orsey. In investigatini
climatology of the United States, al
ance has to bo mulimt for the diflieul
plmmcing rain gauges in exposed loca
oo as to obtain accurate results. k
(hrifts arnd iniequalitics of exposure
an i)mporm:t)t part in upsetting
mneasmmrememts by gauges; and r
care is m'Oeesary to prcvent inexact
in a result in which accuracy is essem
%l r. Mark W. ltarrington, in
Meteoloegical d ournal, recommendh
map; c.f Lorin Blodgett as the
standard for comparison as a basi
earlier observation, and those of
Charles )ennison, of )eny,r, for
later dates. WVithm these as5 stan~dt
Mr. It aninigtoni concludtes that thmert
slow but gradual gain in the rainfi
the West, which argues well for the
creased fe::tility of our great develo
i'atroi t Hlomo.
titio, s luttoi Cliin scols t'I]
kn,atit I h-re. lion't s-end your u
*tf to other lphwes, whlere y~ou will not
not 1111y hlp to build1 up tIhe townvu
wvil!lip1 youirsel ini the samei prtopor
A TONGUE IN KNOTS.
I contras' d malaria in the swami
Louisiana white working for the
graph.company, and used every kir
medicine I could hear of without rt
I at last succeeded in breaking the it
but it cost me over $100).00, and thcr
system was p)rostrated and saturated
malarial poison and I became air
helpless. I finally came here, my m<
so tilled with sores that I could ~scar
eat, and my tonigue raw and fi led
little knots. Various remedies wer<
sortted to without eflect. I bought
bottlets of Ii. B. 13. and it has eur-ed
strengthened noe. All' Sores of
mousthl tire healed and my tongue en
ly clear of: knots and soreness, and I
liko a newv n1(n.
Jackson, Teun. April 2t), 18861.
A. 1". Burirro
A M10sT. IEtiAnKiAnfrm (As' OF seROi
I have a little boy twelve years
whiose knees have been dlrawni alt
double and his joints are0 per-fectly
and lie lhas beien in this condition t:
xears, uanal d to walk. DIuring that I
:he meldit-a board of London county
.uned him and pronounced the dins
seroteila andt pr'eseribed, but no bei
(iver derivedt. I then used a much
ve rtIised pirpar-at ion without b)en
Three weeks ago be became p)erfe
helpless and so tlered d readlfully.j
A friend who hadl used B3. 13. B.
vied its u1so. He( has utsed ono0 be
aind alt pain las ceased and lhe can
walk. 'Tis hasi b)een a most wondte
acthonl, as5 his complaint had hai
eery tlihng. I shal1l contiute to use(i
hii m. ilas. leM Gruri(iuFrru;
L nit in, 1T-nn., \larch 2, 1881,
WlKl.l' Cl"', A lUK., BLOOD.,
he all Inast i cla.iuedt for it, I. connnl
it to any andi everiy one sutlYerinig tf
bIlIold pl on I. It tihas done11 me( n
good~1 for hiss mononty andf in a alto
spaetot of timei tili aniy blood puitii
ever uIsed.l I owe the comf ort of
life to its use, for l hatve been troul
with aiI severe forot of blood( poison ft
or - yars and] found nto relief e'tna
that given by tie utse of IA. IA. B.
WV. C. MAlGa1m
WebbIl Ci ty, A rk., May 3, 1886,
I i--m, -Jitony It mlacJ~;ints, t t arrh, etc.,
.1(1ncel 'V 11a11, IlEn, a (opy ou' :n p2age. n
'I ! no. III of w'~ou'1,rsi,nll11 l ithI tile 1
SH OWA^r,~ ALCASE
DESKS, OFFICE FURNITURE AND FIXTUI
Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institut
Siaff of EiIhteen Experunced and $kille
falt Physlclaau. and Surgeons.
ALL. CHRONIC DISEASES A SPECIALTY.
ille, 1tIert i treated hero or at their holn(s. Many
treated at home, througi correspondence, at
successfully as if hero in person. Come and
teO us, or send ten cent in sttIups for om:
"Invalids' Guide-Book," which gives all partic-.
ulars. Address: Womun's 1)IsPE"NsAtY EMsDi
CAL AssociATION, U3 Mlain St., HuTalo, N.Y.
For " wor'n-oumt," " 'unt-dlowvn," <1ehiiliti'te?(
school te'ileher1s, muilti n(r, i'eiunstr"s('R. housce
keepers, anl overworke<d wonuent generall,
Dr. Pierce's Favorite I'rescrlptlot is the besI
of il restori't IVe tonie9. It is not a " Cure-alL"
but udnlrubly fullils a sitg'eness of p>tripose,
liig a inost potent Sp(eelllo for all tihoFo
Cltrohit: Wi mkne(so-s aniel)iseaies iecultr to
Womel. 'io treautt ent Of 11Wiany thousaiids
of sich eases, at the invildi' Il totel and Sarg.
teal I it it Ue has amiortleul a hrgo experience
in adapting reicedies for their cure, tand
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
Is the result of this vase experience. For
inteaal congextion,, itflanlmantlon
and ulceoration, it Is a Specific. It
Is a powerful general, a"i w el its it rine, totic
and lcrvine, ant imimrtS vigur 1111(1 strength
to the w iholo sVste1. It cue weakness of
stomach, imligestin, bloat mug, weak baek,
nervois 1rostrat i(1, exlutst ion, <debility 'md
slcepltiiuiesys, in cit hi r 'x. Favo rite Preserlp.
tion is sold by <drugkgit3 imu1er our positive
g1(uaiIcc. Set Wrapper arotmd bottle.
""g PRICE $1.00, h"t,"Sgr'ocS
Bond 10 cents in stamps for 1r. 1ieree's large
Treatiso on l)isceass of Wofen (160 iges,
papier-Covere("d. A,dtirs, Wot(.1 s 1)mse:N.
SAnY M11mICA.t AssociATioN, 6US Main Street,
Buffalo, N. Y.
.cr ( 2 S LITTLE
iter-- . 9% 9
leanu 10 as am LIVER
that 00 LEL'i O V TO
soe * \ e B PILLS.
sca- ANTI.BIL.IOUS an<l CATIARTIJ
SICK H\DACHE, -
hits, UliHou9 Tllottnahe
ifall DizzineMs Consstipn.
'inz- tlon, im Igestion,
(s1- uiromaiptiy curti(1 by Ir.
our Pierce's I'leasant
itie I'urgattvo Pollet. -
Cent(ls a vial, by D)ruggists.
and 'PRiVATE BOARDIN(.
lo ON THE FIRST OF OCTOBER, the
ities undersigned opened a
now FIRST ('LASS BOA RDING IIUUSE
play in Ch)arlc.ton, for the accommodation of
the both Transient and I'ermanent Boarders.
inch '1'he Unilding, located on the northeast
ness corner of Wentworthl and Glebe streets,
tial. is conveniently near the business portion
the of King street, yet free from tho noise
t the of the thoroughfares. It is within easy
best reach from the Academy of Music and
s of from Churches of all the dil'rent do
the The house has been tloroughly re
rds, paired, anid fitted upl in good style with
is a new furniture anxd fixtures.
11 in Terms reasoniable.
.in- For further information address
?mng Mus. E. E. IIASELLj,
or Miss S. S. EDWARDS,
Ltf Charleston, S. C.
buty The .indly cele brated SOUITIIERN
will VEGETABL IM P11 A having becen used
and( as5 a hloluehold rmedoy for the past half
hut century, in all tile Southiern and Western
Lioti. Stat es, for $11e cure of IDyspepsia, Bil
iousnjess, 2t1alairiam and all diseases of thoe
"'"LIVER, haUve, by3 their
gained the supremacy over all other
's of PILLS onl tile miarket. After one trial
tele- you wvill joini tha ary for "G(Ii)LE'S
d of Pj CLS1" with the tell million people of
lief. the United States who are now using
"f If yor mrcant has not got them,
ost n 2cetinstamps to
uth G. BlARRETT & C0.,
l y IS A LINIMENT PERFECTLY
F4ARMLE55.AND SHOULDL'E USED A
adi- FEW MUNTHS,DEFORE CONFINEMENT.
ttle VLND FOR ROOK TO MOTHERS a
rful AT LANITA. GA. C
Thle cutrrenit sess5ion of this Inistituito
closes .Jlnuiary 21st, 1888, wheni thle
Spring Session bleginls, whicht ends1 ,Juno1
Thte present s(ession is 01n0 of the most
mprosperous in1 tilt history of tihe JInsi
Stute. 'h"1ro is room for onily a few moore
rte boa)urdintg p l)Pl. TheIi hllthl of the
r1 cho, thme accommodlationsq of its board
lugy department, amid theo cfliciency of its
'le<d corps of teacheimi are unlsurpassued anly
>r 6 where ini tile South. 'Tho firsut of January
I to is a vry? cohnvenjint time for entering.
I psare char"dol ro aoo
. entrance. onyfo dae f
Reov. WM. RI. ATKINSON,
Chlarlotte, N. P,lrincip)al,
", PITTSI CARIMINATIVE!
10.4I~IiC Folt NANTIS AND)
TEETIIN CII IL DR EN.
S. An inistanlt relief for colie of infants.
z Cures D)ysontory, Diarrhma, Cholera
Infuamtum or any dhiacases of the atomach
and111( bowels. Makes thme critical period
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pleasant tonic. For sale by all druggists,
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