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THE GIFT OF TEARS.
T. X. WEATHERLT. Id cradle at the close of day, A little child wa sleepiug, Three angel rnb In wMt array, A prayerlul wauu ere kerning. Two said, "O happy ihou'd she be. Life's belt gifts we hate meted,' "Nay," said the eldest of the three, "Oar teak la not completed " Then np the sleeping town ehe past. By alley dark od dreary. The winde werecoM, the rain fell fast On many a wanlerer weary. There on the payment in the rain, A babe and mother lying. The chil.! is dead! 0 min, in rain Are all her tears and crying! One teardrop took that angel mild. And gave release from sorrow, The mother and her little child Shall meet in Heav'n to-morrow. One teardrop took, and pass'd away To that brignt home of gladness. Wherein that new-born baby lay Unknowing tin and sadness. Upon its breast the tear she laid. Then heav'n wards they ascended; "The last gift is t! e best," she said, 'Oar mittsion now is endeu!" Then sang they, through the starry shine, Heav'n shall its blessing send ber, be natu the gift of tears dirine; Of pity pare and tender! MY WIFE'S FRIEND. Mrs. Jones has quiot a habit ot cultivat ing sudden friendships, which have every appearance of blooming eternally, but which soon wither in the winter's cold blasts ' My wife'a last acquisition is Mrs. Mortimer Mobray, with whom she became acquainted lost summer while we were boarding out of town. Mrs. Mortimer Mowbray had her carriage with her, and created quite a sen sation ; in fact, every lady in the house was eager to become her confidant; but the amiable deportment of Mrs. Jones, com bined, I doubt not, with her intellectual accomplishments, rendered her the favorite; and she it was who daily occupied the spare seat in the coach. We returned to the city after the Mow brav s, but my wife, although usually very firm on questions of etiquette, waived her privileges and made thu first call. She was gracefully received and came home in high rtirita All that Aronintr clia nrmlrl A nttH . ing but talk of Mrs. Mortimer Mowbray. "Such an elegant establishment," she said, "a footman, with manners like a Prince, waited at the door. The drawing room was perfection. Mrs. Mowbray had on such a iweet cap, and looked eo lady-like. Her manners were most aristocratic." Ina few days Mrs. Mortimer Mowbray returned my wife's call, coming in a shining new carriage, and with a new span of horses. Her equipage created quite a sensation in our street. Mrs. Jones, soon after this, began to act as if brooding over some vast design, which being not yet quite matured, she deemed it wisest to be silent respecting it. At last, however, the mighty secret was broached. "I was thinking, Jones," said she, one night, just as I was composing myself to sleep, that we ought to give a partj . Not a regular ball, indeed, but a select entertain ment, where a few congenial minds may be brought together." Now I detest parties, but as the delicacy of my wife's nerves does not allow her to be thwarted, I made no ob tion, though I sighed to myself. "Of course, my dear," I said. "You know best." "We'll ask about thirty," continued my wife. "There's Mrs. Wharton, and Mrs. Horace Shinn, and Mrs. Price, and the three Aliases Tremnews," and thus the dear crea ture ran on until she had mentioned about forty names, and I saw that her '-select party of congenial souls," was going to be, after all, a crowded rout. You have forgotten the two Misses How ell," I stid, at last, when my wife stopped for want of breath. The two Misses Howell were amiable, in telligent and pretty girls, in whom I took an especial interest, because their father had once been an extensive shipping merchant, but having become reduced and died bank rupt, the sisters were compelled to earn a livelihood by standing in a store. They had numerous rich relations, but, with a spirit of proper independence, they preferred to work for their maintenance instead of eating the bread of charity. I had long cherished the romantic idea of seeing them well mar ried, and had consequently mado it a point always to invite them to our parties, to praise them highly to the young gentlemen there, and every other indirect way to assist in realizing my pet scheme. My wife, heretofore, had seconded me in my plan ; but on the present occasion she hesitated, and I knew that something was the matter. Ahem 1" she said at last. "Ahem! The Misses Howell are very nice girls, to be nTÄtht i. in thpiir nlaoo but as it is to be a select party, and as I have already mentioned rather too many, and as Mrs. Mowbray may not want to meet all sorts of people, and as " Stop, my dear," said I with a sigh, for I saw that my favorites were not to be invited, you have given reasons enough." And I sighed again a sigh eloquent of passive res ignation My wife heard my sighs and her tender heart was touched. " She paused in embar rassment, and. perhaps, even revolved the idea of yielding to my wishes, but, in the end she raised herself on her elbow and said: "Mr. Jones, do listen to reason. You don't know how foolish you make yourself about those Howell girls. They've been unfortunate, to be sure, and they're very passable indeed; but there's a prejudice.you are aware, against girls who stand in stores; and who knows but what Mrs. Mowbray would take offense at my inviting such per sons to meet her? She's very particular, and so excessively high bred.'' But I don't think she'd regard you the less, my dear," I ventured to say, for being acquainted with two such excellent girls as Pattie and Lizzie Howell." Mr. Jones, don't be a child." replied ray wife, flinging herself to the other side of the ibed, at your age you should know some t thing of the world. Exclusive people like 3Ir. Mowbray don't care to meet nobodies. iShe wua very choice, as you saw as to whom she admitted to her acquaintance this sum mer; I may say indeed, that I am the only one of all she met whom she recognizes now. To have protracted the conversation would have excited my wife nerves and deprived her of sleep, so I said no more, but Closing my eyes courted slumber anew. The invi tations to the party were issued that week, Mrs. Mortimer Mowbray graciously promis ing to attend. When the important evening arrived, my wife was all nerves. At every ring of the bell the color rose to her face with ex pectation; but guest after guest entered without Mrs. Mowbray appearing. Her nervousness soon began to change to anx iety and this, as the hours wore on, to dis appointment and dismay. She delayed the unner for & full hour, thinking that her new friend might yet arrive; but in vain. What can be the matter, I wonder?" she jiaid to me. as soon as we were alone. 'I bona the dear babe is well. Perhaps, how ver. Mrs. Mowbray is herself sick. Dear me, I'm afraid I shall not sleep for anxiety. The first thing I'll do to-morrow will be to on Mrs. Mowbray, and see what is the matter." "Wouldn't that be against etiquette? -ventured to ask. "It seems to me that Mrs. Mowbray should send you a note, or mess age, or something of that sort, at least, to nolotrize for her absence." Mrs. Joses did mot reply in words, but aba crave me a look. And such a look! It txpresaed 11 the indignation which her out- raged bosom felt at having the slightest sus picion cast upon her friend. When I came home to dinner that day, I saw at a glance that somethia; had occured to ruffle my wife's nerves. She hid noth ing whatevertosay tome, but she scolded the servant and children incessantly. I was too wise to inquire what was wrong. But the next day, having heard some thing that cast light on Mrs. Mobray's ab sence fromi our party I could not content myself. 'Did you ever hear my love,' I said a3 I began to carve a turkey at dinner, ''that the ML-ses Howeli had a married lister?" Mrs. Jones looked sharply on, and then answered laconically: "I heard it casually, but nev6r asked Anther." "It seems," I continued, "that Mrs. Mor timer Mobray is that sister." "I have heard so since,'' said Mrs. Jones, sharply; and turning to our second child, who was asking for a wing bone, she rap ped him over the head, exclaiming, tartly: "Haven't I told you to wait until you are helped?" 1 allowed a minute and more to elapse in order that my wife's ebullition mightsubside, when I remarked: "Mrs. Mobray it seems expected to meet her sisters here." 'I shouldn't wonder if she did," snappishly said Mrs. Jones, apparently absorbed in parting a wiug joint. "When she found that her sisters were not asked she grew indignant. She heard the reason, it seems. Your friend Mrs. Wharton told some lady, who told her and hence her anger." "I am sure I don't care if I never see the proud thing again," said my wife, reddening very much; but still without looking up. After another pauso I t aid: "Did you call on Mrs. Mowbray?" Mrs. Jones was silent for a full minute; but she finally blurted out her reply as fol lows: "Yes, I did, since you must know. And she wasn't ir. Fr, :.t least, the footman said; but if I didn't see her at the drawing room window," and here she burst into tears of mortification, "may I never cat another mouthful' I saw that it would not do to continue the conversation; so I quittly ate my dinner, kissed the children, and went on my way. Of course the intimacy of my wife with Mrs. Mowbray ceased from the date of that fatal party; and I am sorry to say, that the Misses Howell have, as the sayiuggoes, 4cut our acquaintance" entirely. Reminiscences of Tom' Corwin. "I know Thomas Corwin well," said Col onel Sweney, the host of the Barret House, Burlineton, Iowa, an old Mexican veteran and California pioneer, to a group of inter ested listeners seated about the stove. "We were boys together in Ohio. "Black Tom" we called him when he was at school, and "Black Tom" he remained until the day of his death. Corwin amounted to nothing after his celebrated speech in the United States Sen ate in opposition to the Mexican War, when in one of his remarkable tlisrhts of impas sioned eloquence he exclaimed: 'If I were a Mexican as I am an American, I would wel come the invaders with bloody hands to in hospitable graves.' That speech was a job put up on Corwin by Webster and others," said the old Colonel. "I have heard Cor win. wih tears in his eyes, say so him self. "Webster and his friends were at heart opposed to the Mexican War, and they had determined to oppose the voting of funds to carry it on. The agreement was that Webster and others should follow Cor win in speeches against it. lie was selected to make the first speech, and an eloquent one it was; but it raised such a howl of in dignation throughout the country that the others thought it the better part of discre tion not to continue the opposition. So tliey backed out and left poor 'lom in the lurch, as it were. By the bye," said the Colonel, "I have a good story to tell on Tom. which is particularly apropos at this day, when Ohio is sending out so many big men. It was just the same in Tom's day, as it is now; and I wish you all to bear in mind, gentlemen, that I came from Ohio." The Colonel, it may be remarked, to catch the pith of his intended jest, stands fully six feet seven, broad shouldered and powerfully built. Though verging on sixty years of age, his form is straight as a pine, and his step has the elasticity of a youth." "Tom," he continued, "like a great manv other good and great men, was fond of the flowing bowl, and once in a while he would take a drop too much. It was on a convi vial occasion when Tom was present at a banquet at the National Hotel, in Washing ton, that he was called upon to respond to the toast of his native State, and I must say that he acquitted himself with honor to the State and to the infinite satisfaction and amusement of all present, in one of the most mirth-provoking post-prandial speeches I ever listened to. Arising with all the dignity and gravity that Corwin only could assume, he acknowledged the honor conferred in calling upon him to re spond to a compliment to the State of Ohio. Then proceeding in a quasi-grandiloquent strain, he exclaimed: 'Ohio! Why, Mr. President, while the United Slates, this grand Republic, has produced more great men than any other country in the world, Ohio has produced more great men than any other State in the Republic. It is a matter of history mark that. Why, sir,' said he, 'Warren County, in the State of Ohio, has produced more great men than any other County in any State in the Union. It is a matter of history mark that. Sir, Turtle Creek Township, in the County of Warren, has produced more great men than any other Township in any County in the Union. It is a matter of history mark that Then, with a merry twinkle in his black eve, that for the first time betrayed the humorous intent of the speaker, he added: 'Gentlemen, that is the Township that I came from mark that;' and he sat down amid the uproarous miith and side-shaking laughter of the auditors about the table." Hanging Pictures. Soon housekeepers will be interested in cleaning. Rooms will be torn up p.nd tne tidy wife will not rest easy until every arti cle has received the touch of her hand. Beautifying the home apartments will be ained at and everything adding a charm will be considered. Perhaps a much neg lected matter is the adjusting of wall orna ments. One of the greatest eyesores is a picture hung too high or too low. This is easily remedied, and by complying with a single rule, paintings are made much more attractive. Pio picture ought to be nung higher than the heicht of the average hu man eye when the owner of the eye is stand ing. It is the mo3t universal rule in our auses to hang pictures much above the level, and they can not be enjoyed there. If the picture is a portrait, or it has human laces in it, its eyes should look as nearly into ours as possible, and if there be no such simple guide, perhaps a good rule will be to have the line that divides the picture hori zontally into equal parts level with the eye. If one ptarts in hanging pictures with the determination to place them so they can be easily seen and enjoyed without stretching the neck in the least, or stooping the body, he will be pretty sure to do well. In re mote farm houses and country taverns we often see pictures, particularly portraits, skyed as high as if their owners had been academy hangers, and the painters young rivals of a new school. We suppose the reason is that the simple-hearted owners think a picture such a precious thing it can't be hunsr too securely out of the reach of 1 meddling hands. They are often not clear in their minds as to what a picture is meant for, and not finding it in any practical re lation to human lite and society, they treat it with reverence and put k where it will disturb them as little as possible. But as people come to enjoy pictures, and get some intellectual, spiritual nourishment out of them, they want them as they want their books, where they can see them and use them. Patrick (dressing lor a party) " Bedad, now, I shan't be able to get on these boots till I've worn them a time or two." OUB HOME COLUMN. The Lad "With tbe Rubber Tongue. BY MRS. J. V. R, K00XS. I know a pleasant-looking lad, Not over eight years old, And people pay that be is bad I'm sorry this Is told. For reputation goes so far Toward fortune's fairy fields That he who's one without a scar Has all that Heaven yields. I love this little boy so well I questioned why, one day, They call him naughty if I tell will you my trust betray? Onre to the woods he went to play. Then told his ma at night He'd seen a thousand bears that day, And raa home lu a fright. His mamma sadly shook, her head; "Not so, my little son." "A hundre 1, the'." "No," mamma said. I know I did see one." "No, no! not one." "I'm certain, ma 1 heard the bushes crack, And that with both my eyes I saw J I knew I saw a track!" "May be." his mamma mildly said, "The track of dog or pig: My little boy must not be led To te'l his tales to' big." But still the little fellow tells Exaggerated tales. To him wee puddle-holes are wells. And tiny fish are whales. His playmates all, both good and bad, BiS, little, old and young, When meaning him still say, "That lad With the Iudia-rubber tongue." Now don't yu with that little boy, And every other one. Would Break the truth without alloy, And every evil shun? The First Watch. At first the watch was about the size of a dessert plate. It had weights and was used a a ''pocket clock." The earliest known use of the modern name occurs in tne rec ord of 15Ö2, which mentions that Edward VI. had "one larum or watch of iron, the case being likewise ol iron gilt, with two plummets ot lead." The first watch may readily be supposed to have been of rude execution. The first great improvement the substitution of springs for weights was in lö GO. The earliest springs were not coiled, but only straight pieces of steel. Early watches had only one hand, and, be ing wound up twice a day, they could not he expected to keep the time nearer than within fifteen or twenty minutes in twelve hours. The dials were of silver and brass; the cases bad no crystals, but opened at the back and front, and were four or five inches in diameter. A plain watch cost more than $1,500, and after one was ordered it took a year to make it. .in Osage Marriage. In marrying among tne usage Indians, the first preliminary is to fall in love as borne civilized people do. And this must happen without the help of any modern appliances. The youth and maidenä are not allowed to even speak to each other. The young warror, therefore, with tender heart, can only look upon tht; winsome maiden from a distance, and though he may touch her hand in plays, there can be no sentimental walks among the moonbeams. They are out of the question. When a youth is smitten, the unwritten law requires him first to confide the secret to h't mother. If she dot's not approve, the flame is smothered unceremoniously; out if she dvts approve, she lays the matter bofbro her liege lord, and a family consultation folJowe. If the father also takes a favorable view of the matter, the youth goes off on a hunt, and returns as soon as possible with the most eatable fawn he can kill. The choic est parts of this his moth er a dresses and cooks in the most elegint nd tempting manner known to Indian culinary art. This the youth puts in a basket, and going in the night, leaves it near the tent where his beloved dwells. He then hides in brush, or climbs a distant tree where he can watch the result. In due time the innocent maid awakes to find the tempting "deer" awaiting her. At first, of course true to her girlish instincts she will not touch it; but after a while cu riosity triumphs, and she takes a peep into the basket. She wonders how it would taste; smells it finally, though no Satanic tempter is nigh, his 'Eve sooner or later takes the fatal taste. As soon as she has tasted the meat her betrothal is sealed. So in after life she can not grumble when reminded "how mother used to cook." After nightfall a hungry form, breakfast less, dinnerless, supperless, stealthily ap proaches the basket. If it is untouched he has the consolation that he is unknown, and free to try again, and may enjoy his moth er's cooking to himself. If he finds the bas ket empty he returns to his home with a litfht heart and lies him down to pleasant dreams. The next morning the parents of both par ties hold a consultation. If no one thinks of an objection, they smoke in silence for half a day, separate, and the wooing pro ceeds But if any objections are raised, they must be settled before any further steps can be taken. It, however, the course runs smooth, the next question is the value of the girl. Be fore daylight next morning the youth brings a pony and hitches it near his expected's tent. On the morrow, if the old folks think the pony compensates them tor the loss of their daughter, it is led away and pat with their own herd. If, however, the pony is left standing dur ing the following night, the lover takes it away and returns before daylight next morn ing with two ponies. If these are enough they are taken away during the day, but if not they are left standing, to be removed at night and returned next morning, each time with an additional pony, until the price is paid. If the affection or earthly possessions of the lover should fail beiore the required number of ponies are given, then on the fol lowing morning the ponies are missing, ar.d the girl's parents are left to regret their av arice, and she to pine away in sadness. In her affliction, however, she has the heartfelt sympathy of her sisters, for no girl is allowed to marry until all her older sisters are married. Notwithstanding this, wealthy and influential families sometimes demand several hundred ponies for a daughter. One-half of the ponies eo to the bride's parents, and one-half, or its equivalent, to her dower. On the morning after the ponies are ac cepted, our young warrior goes off for a hunt. If the game but knew his thoughts, they wouid not be likely to regard him as very dangerous. The bride's occupation is very different. bbe is arrayed in a new blanket, new moc casing, with beads and feathers as showy as the family can afford, placed on her father's war-horse, and led about town followed by a procession of relations, friends, envious girls, and the inevitable small boy. After having passed in front of every tent in the village, she is led to a tent prepared by her parents for the new family. Here four strong men hold a blanket bv the corners close beside the horse, the priest mutters a while to himself, then fires a gun at her head, aiming so as to come as near as possible, and not hit it. The bride gracefully tumbles into the blanket as if dead, and the corners of the blanket are tied together so that she can not escape. She is then carried into the tent, and when the groom returns he is admitted, and they are fastened up till next day. Mittle A Story For Boys. fBY 8. T. 1.1 Miltie Downey was a very sweet temper ed little fellow, full of innocent mirth, yet loving and obedient to his widowed mother, who toiled faithfully at the sewing machine to supply means to support her little boy. One bright day Eddie W , a play-fel low, came to spend the day with Miltie. They trundled their hoops, played marbles and ball, made their tops hum until both longed tor some new sport. Presently a farmer's wagon was driven slowly by. The wagon had no bed on it, just what is called the running gear, so the little boys heartily decided tohave a ride upon the long "coupling pole." Eddie was soon securely perched upon the wagon put Jieiue caugnt lis foot in the wheel and was dashed to the ground. The good farmer unconscious that a lite nung upon tne turn oi uis wagon wueei, was amazed when his steady stepping bays were seized by their bridles and firmly held, while a strange voice shouted "stop, in Heaven's name, you will kill that little boy!" Miltie was extricated from his perilous position, but in stead he "wasn't hurt one bit." Eddie assisted him home, and together they related the adventure to his mamma. Bravely tbe little fellow kept back his tears when his bruised purple limb mado mamma pale and anxious." "It will soon be well, mamma." But it was never well; the bone became diseased, and physicians shook their heads sadly, when his mamma asked, "will he walk again?" Weeks and months of extreme suffering came to the dear little fellow; his plump little body became thin and emaciated The velocipede, and top, and ball, all his playthings were laid aside. On crutches ho sometimes walked along the ßtreet, looking at the store windows, and smiling at the children trooping home from school. The patient mother toiled on, often her eyes grew dim with tears, as she noted the change in her boy. Six weary years rolled by, then tbe little fellow died "(Jod ueede J another angsl child To join Uis heavenly band, lie gntiy stooped, with loving smile. And clasped little Miltle'a band." Hi3 mother knew his life was waning, and looking daily to her comforter above breathed the prayer of reconciliation, ''Thy will be done." A picture of her beautiful boy, with laughing blue eyes and golden-brown curls, i3 carefully put away beside the playthings her loving hands provided. In the bureau drawer lies the little cap and clothes he wore the cheery step resounds no more upon the stair and in the hall, as it used . "I saw her then and now I see That, though resigned, and cheerful, she II aa sorrowed much. She has. He gave it tenderly Moon faith, and carefully laid by A little crutch." I wonder how many little boys, very idols to fond papas and mammas will read this and say "it's not real?" Yes, but it isreal, and it seems such a comfort to the sweet faced lady who shows me "Miltie's big chair." and clothes and playthings, to say ''he was eo beautiful and so good.'' I know a "country wagon" is a great temptation, as it rolls so slowly along tb.9 streets, the horses so lazy and gentle look ing, but remember boy9 little Miltie suffered six long years for one stolen ride. Wall Street Kings. fFrom an Interview by "Gath." "Who has been the most successful opera tor during the year?'' "William Vanderbilt, D.O. Mills and Jim Keene. Vanderbilt has got more money than all the men in this street together. You tee very wild stories printed about the resources of the large operators. 1 tell you ( that Vanderbilt's pile is bigger than the whole of them put together. Next to him probably comes Russell Sage, who has more monev "than Jay Gould. Sage has saved Gould once or twice. Two years ago Gould ' was practically broke and had to surrenaer his Union Pacific stock to make a settle ment. He had been bearing Northwestern, and on thecompromise had to give upUnion racihe, for which he had paid par, or nearly so, at sixty-five cents on the dollar. That is why he is out of Union racihe. v anderbilt, Mills and the rest are buving it up." "What do you consider Jim Keene to be worth with all his success." "Seven million dollars at the outside. It is more nearly apt to be somewhere between three millions and hve millions, if he has got $7,000,000 the best judges here are de ceived. Busrtl Sage has got about $12. 000,000. Mills is a rich man and a prudent one. He told me in a recent conversation he was out of the street and was going into real esta'e. He has bought all this property along liroad street and is about to put up an immense office-building, and he has bought lots on both sides of the city opposite and above tne park. Vanderbilt has also been a large buyer of real estate. I infer from the gen eral outlook, from the necessity of some thing to sieculate in, and from the opera tions of men like these, that we are now to have a big movement in real estate, first in New York, and then in the other cities of the country, till it resembles the real estate operations up to 1872." Doing tu See a Girl. Auburn (Mich.) Courier.J The Eel River Road shows up the latest smash-up of railroad material. Last Sunday a train ran ofT the track between Auburn Junction and Cedar Creek, smashing several cars badly and destroying a quaintity of flour and grain. The most prominent sensation connected with the smash-up is as follows: A young man from Butler, dressed in a suit of black broadcloth, and his "mug" adorned with a spring plug-hat, was on his way to see a girl. The conductor was on the en gine when it jumped the track, and, walking along to the rear end of the train, he spied some object crawling out of the mud and water that accumulated along the ditch. I arose, and there before him stood the would-be lover. "Hello, what's up?" asked the conductor. And emptying the water out of his plug, he remarked: "I'm a h 11 of a looking thing to go and see a girl, ain't I?" A Quaker's Dilemma. A I hiladelphia anecdote forty years old. but possibly new to cold type, is told by a correspondent of the Boston Common wealth. The subject was the venerable Cromwell Barnard, a member of the Society of Friends, and skipper of the sloop Union, of Nantucket, then being at a Philadelphia wharf. Barnard was promenading the quar terdeck, when a schooner falling out of the dock fell afoul of the Union and the schoon er's Captain began to swear vociferously. Of course it didn't do any good, and as Barnard took no notice of it, the Captain yelled in a perfectly audible voice that he was an old shad belly, prefixing a participle that is usually considered to be eminently profane. Mr. Barnard couldn't jtand this, so he called down the main hatchway to the mate: "Zimn! Zimn! come on deck and talk some of thy language to this man alongside." ' SOCIETY DIRECTORY. 91 aito tile. Getrsemarr Commandrrt. K. T.. No. 9. Regular communication second Tuesday of each month; hall in Judah'a Block, opposite Court Honn. E. M. Jones, Recorder. B. A. ROQAH, E. C. Alpha Chapter No. 23. Regular communication tst Tuesday in each month; hall in Judah'a Block. Chas. E. Bauet, Secretary. . M.JONES, U. P. Ladles Conrt. TJiuoft Court No. 1. 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Ksrsbt, P, O. Juvenile Knight of Bethlehem Meet the 1st and 4th Tue1ay evenings in each month, at So. 151 Columbia Street. MRS. M. DICKERSON, Worthy Mother. FLORENCE KELLER, Einaciai Secretnry. REBECCA BOLDEN, Recorder. Union Kons and Danshtersof the Atate Sleet 1st and 3d Fridy in evry month at the South alTary Church, corner of Morri and Maple Street. NANCY SM I IH, Lady Preaiden. REV. THOMAS SMITH. Chief. American Sonet. Regular communication first and third Mondaya la each month; at American Hall. WM. DUNNINQTON, President. William Barbrr, Secretary. American Doves. Rfg-nlar communication flrtt Tuesday evening of ach month at American Hall. MRS. KITTY SINGLETON, Preaidant. AT at. Mart Odslet, Secretary. Klsters of Charity. Regnlar communication first Tuesday of eaoh month at Bethel A. M. E. Church. MRS. REBECCA PORTER, President. Mist Rüth Beaslt, Secretary. Good NnniArifann. Jericho, Lodor No. 5, G. O. G. S Regular com munication, aecond and fourth Thursdays of each month; hall No. 36 West Washington street. BAZIL fcWING, W. P. C. 9. J. Blatlock, W. F. 8. M ngnollA stodge. No. 4, D. or S. Regular communication first and third Thursdays of each month' hall No. 36 West Waahington street. Mrs. 3 Ahvt CLARE, W. 1'. D. Mrs. Katr Johnson, D. of R. Nonn and Daughters) of Morning Star Lodor No. 7. Regular communications first and third Fridays in each month, in American Iiall, West Michigan street. Mrs. LUCY ANN MARTIN, President. Mu. Mattie Wells, Secretary. Hinters of Bethlehem. Sisters of Bethlehem, Niomi Lodge No. 7. Regu lar communication evert second and lonrth Tuesday in each month; hall In ) khn'i Block, corner of Me ridian and Washington ktreels. MRS. MARIA 0USLEY, W. M. Mas. Abda Tick, F. S. EDWARD NOLAN. Fashionable Bootmaker, 51 RYAN'S BLOCK, Indiana Avenue. All work warranted. A good fit guaran teed. Repairing promptly attended to. INVISIBLE PATCHING Neatly done. O'BRIEN & LEWIS, BLACKSMITHS AND WAGONMAKERS. GENERAL JOBBING SHOP. rREF AIHINQ PHOMPTIiY DONE. Corner North and Fayett ßtreeta, Indianapolis DO WOT CO WEST Until yon have applied to A.. X HALFOBD GENERAL EASTERN AGENT INDIANAPOLIS ana ST. LOUIS HI 131 S. ILLINOIS STREET, Indianapolis. BfsTFor Time Tablea and the rery lowest Freight and Passenger Rates. w. r. RCPf. 1 R08RERT W. F. RUPP & CO. MERCHANT TAILORS 23 EastlTVashington Street, INDIANAPOLIS, IND. BEFORE GOING FURTHER, CALL AT LUCAS & SCOTT'S SHAVING PARLOR, And get f clean and easy share. Clean linen a spec ialty. Good Artists in attendance. BARBER SHOP. FOR A GOOD SUAVE CALL AT W. A. SIAY'S STAR BARBER SHOP, ISO INDIANA AVENUE. Clean Towels and Good Artists always on hand. GLORIOUS NEWS TO INVALIDS THOSE who contemplate goirgtoDot Springs lor the treatmenr of Syphilis, Gleet, Scrofula, and all cutaneous or blood diseases, cu tcurd by one-third the cost of such a trip at the old reliable stand. I hare been located here for 23 3 ears, and with the ad vantage of such a long and successful experience, can confidently warrant a cure in all cases. Ladiet needing a periodical pill can get them at my orace ot by Mail at tl.M) per box. Office, 43 Virginia avenue, Indianapolis, ind. DR. BENNETT, (Successor to Dr. D. B. Ewinf . J. J. BURN WATCH-MAKER AND JEWELER, DEALER IN WATCHES.CLOCKS, JEWELÜY, etc No. 103 Indiana Ave- (Corner Mississippi Street.) Indianapolis Ind. V? AnoMnv Ttrrtmrbtlv .a 1 ton A tA fr All wrtvlr V ftSCft....Q ft.V .,. I. X .W. 1... ..VIA Warranted. Gold ana Silver Plating done to order FOR NEW YORK, BOSTON, AND ALL EASTERN POITXTS, TAKE THE c. a, c. & i. b. w. Thin Train Leaves Indianapolis s Follows: ! 1 X A T TRAIN arrives Muncle, 6:22 a. m. ill'' A. 1)1. Union, 7:25 a. m.; Sidney, 8:43 a m.; Bellfountaine. 9:28 a. m.: Crestline. 11:47 a. m. Arrive at Cleveland at 2:20 p. m.: Buffalo 7:50 d. m. Niagara Kails, 9:50 p. m.; Binghampton, 4:35 a. m. Rochester, 11:03 a. m.; Albany 6:10 a. m.. arriving at New York City at 10:30 a. m. and Boston at 2:23 p. m. SEVEN HOURS In Advance of Other Routes ffTbis train has Palace. Drawing Room and Sleeping Ceach from Indianapolis to New York with, out change. Fare always tbe same as by longer and slower routes. Baggage checked through to destina tion. 6 1 A I) II Train arrives at Crestline 4:10 a. VU I 111 in.: Pittsbure. 12:15 a. m.: Cleve land, 7:10. m.: Buffalo. 11:10 p. m.; Niagara Falls. 3:50p.m.; Binghampton, 11: p. m.; Rochester, 4:35 m.; Albany, 12:40 a. m.; arrive at New York City i'.:15 a. m. and Boston 9:20 a. m. Hours quicker than all other lines. This train has elegant Palace Sleeping Coaches from Indianapolis to Cleveland, aad from Cleveland to New York City and Boston without chance. At Sid. ney close connections are mala for Toledo and De troit and yl points In Canada. Columbus Route, VIA DAYTON AND SPBINGFIELD. Ufjn I f Train arrives at M uncle 2:23 p. IfJU A- ill' tn.; Union 3:15 d. m.: Dayton 5:5a p. nr; Springfield 7:15 p. m.; Coin in bus 9:15 p no. The only line running through Parlor Coaches from Indianapolis to Col a tubus, where direct con nections are made with the Baltimore & Ohio Rail road. This train coooecs at Muocie with tbe Fort Wayne, Muncle A Cincinnati Railway for Ft. Wavne and Detroit. ft?"See that your ticket reads by the ee Line. A.J.SMITH, J.W.CAMPBELL, C. GALE, O. T. A Pass. Aot. Cleveland. O. Indianapolis naiwria. VIA RUSHVILLE, CONN ER3VILLE, LIBERTY and HAMILTON. fS Trains Dsily, cmnaAyg Exo. J Indianapolis 4 Cincinnati. sVConnectlons made for all points. East and West of Cincinnati and Indianapolis. 8am L 8TIVKHSOIV, L. Williams, Gen. Manager. Gen. Ticket Agt. Indpl's Peru & Chicago Ry. THE GREAT THROUGH ROUTE CHICAGO And all points in the great .norm ana aorin-west. Fort Wayne, Huntington, L. rnfXT TJ1 no gansport. Wabaeh. lJLjlliUKJ AND THE Direct connections made in Chicago with the trunk lines for all northwestern summer resorts and prin cipal points in the northwest and far west Woodruff Sleeping and Parlor Coaches run between Indianapolis and Chicago, via Kokomo and ludiana pol is and Michigan City. Train leaving Indianapolis at 8:50 A. m. arrives at Chicago at 6:50 r. m., ; Ft. Wayne, 1:50 p. if . ; Lo gansport, 1: .0 p. at. ; South Bend, 6:21 p. M. ; Toledo, 5:25 p. h. ; Detroit, 8:15 p. M. Train leaving Indianapolis at 12:50 p. m. arrives at Frankfort, 4:50 p. m.; Wabash, 6:13 p. .; Ft. Wayne 7:25 P. M. ; Toledo, 1: 1 8 p m. ; Cleveland. 1:45 A. u. Buffalo, 7:35 a. M. ; New York City, 10 p. u. Trsin leaving Indianapolis at 6:23 p. x., arrives at Lochum ort at 11:02 p. .; Valparaiso 4:20 a. n. ; South Bend, 2:25 a. U. ; Mishawaka. 2:35 a. m. ; Elk hart 3 a.m.; Kalamazoo 70 a.m.; Grand Rapids 10 a.m.; Chicago 8:05 a. M. Train leaving Indianapolis at 11:00 p. m. (daily) ar rives at Chicago via Kokomo, at 7:05 A. m.; Fort Wayne, 6:2a. m.; Toledo, 9.58A.M.; Cleveland, 2:20 P. M. ; Detroit, 1:3U P. H. B3tAsk for tickets via I., P. A C. Railway. Reliable Information given by T. T. MALOTT, C. H. ROCKWELL, Qen'l Manager. (Jen'l Pass, and T'k't Agt 101 East Washin ton Street. M H o Cincinns.u$E&silioQ.Sayton k Y .mirtMralmnnH l-;3- Efe . . o S "1 jeMriJin ii I) o SJfcS 'Cl. ft lrHllHiHUiHHilHH)'ffc. ... . P" f.J t 1 if REMARKABLE CURES BY THE USE OF DR. THOMAS' ELECTRIC OIL, It cures Catarrh, Croup. Swelled Neck, Loss of Voice. Asthma, Lame Back, Crick in th back. Contraction of the muscles, Dysentery, öurns, JB'rostea Deet bous. wans, corns ma v uuuus evorv wrsen tion. One or two bottles cured bad oases of Piles and Kidney Troubles bix or eicht applications cure any case of Excoriated CUISU liuug -V, v5" jw -a H. F. McCarthy, wholesale and retail drnggrist, OtUws, writes : "I was afflicts-i wiih Chronic BroneM tis for some years, Imt have been completely cured by the use of Dr. Thoma Ll-ctric Oil, in doss ot S drops on suitar. I have also pleasure in recommending it as au embrocation for external ose Jacob U Bloomer, of Virgille, N. Y., writes: "Yonr Electric Oil cured a badly swellnl neck and tore Ihront on my son in forty-eight hours; one application ren-oved the pain from a very sre toe; my wife loot was also much inflamed so much so that she could not walk about ihe house; she applied the Oil aad ta M bOU7abTheSnow!Vunning Cove, N. 8., writes: "I waa completely prostrated with the Asthma, but beartaf of Tour Electric Oll, 1 procured a bottle and it did me so much good that I got another, and before it waa use! I was well. My son was cured of a bad cold by the ose of i alf a bottle. It goes like wild fire, aad makes CUr OrTharM.eHoVge?oefdBattle Creek, Mich., writes May 16, 1878: "I upset a teakettle el boiling hot water on mj hand, inflicting a very s-vere scald. I applied your Electric Oil, a..d t.ke g e.t ptetsur ic aa-aae. ing to you that the effcet was to allay pain and preient blistering. I was cured in three days. Ws pi la- 1? '"M.'aL" "Tour Electric Oil is a public benefit. It bas da wonders here, and has cured myself of a bad cold in one day." ....... u , . . i. John Hays Credit P. O., says: "Iiis shoulder was so lame for nine months that he could not raise bit hand to his head, but by the ose of Electric Oil the pain and lameness disappeared and, although three mouths Lave elapsed, he has not bad an attack of it since." CATARRH, LAME BACK, DYSENTERY, J)r A. 8. Bussell. of Marion, Wayne county, N. T.. says: "It's a wonderful success In all cases of Acuta and Chronic Inflammation, Catarrh, Bronchitis, Lame Back, Dyseutery, etc., makes the demand lor It Tsry "l II Gregg Manufacturer of Mowing Machines, Trnmansbnrg, N. T., sats: "My thumb was caaght In a machine and badly injured. I applied Electric Oil with almost instant relief. I have a large number of men employed, and nearly every oue of them use it." M sslieehan, of Oscoda, Michigan, writes: "I have used your Oil on horses for different diseases, aad found it just as you recommended. It bas done justice for me every time, aud is the best Oil for bonos X See what the medical faculty say. Dr. J. Baudoin, Flnll, P. Q., says: "I have never sold a mediclae which bas given more thorough satisfaction. I have oed it in my own case on a broken leg and dislocatos ankle, with the best results." 8r. Maeoabit s Lope, Obkvet, Acotlas. Messrs. Pabkcu A Laian: "I am requested by several friends to order another parcel of Dr. Thomas Electric Oil. Tbe last lot I got from you, having been tested in several cse of Khruiuatiim, have given re lief when doctors' medicines have tailed to have any effect. The excellent qualii i-s of thU nv-dicloe should be made known, that the millions of sufferers throughout the world may benefit by its providential discovery. Yours, etc.. Gilbest Lai an . Thos. Kobinson, Farnham Center, P. Q., writes: I have been afflicted with Rheumatism for the last loa years, and had tried many remedies without any relief, until I tried Dr. "Thomas' Electric Oil, andsmeo taea have had no at'ack of it. I would recommend it to all." J. B. Dickenson, Andover, K. Y , writes: "My tittle girl had ber fingers severely mashed. Wesuppcs they must be amputated, but on applying Dr. Thomas' Electric tMl freely, imagine our giateful surpris when, in less than a week, the fingers were almost entirely well." Robert Lubbock, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, writes: "I have used Tbomas Electic Oil both .or aaysalt 4 family for Diptheria, with the very best results. I regard it as one of the best remedies far this disease, tu4 uso no other." .. , . . . . r:n.n n.-.... Tj.i.i- t. w i.&ve nevet sold anv medicine that rives tea : ..ii.r..tln tn thu riuliini.r m.nA nl.sinr. in t h llr E. U. Perkins, Ureek Center, . Y., writes: "I k Center, . Y., writes: "I rmany nights after retiring I that the bed clothing would mplete and perfect cure, and your Elec'.ic Oil, and lor the conith was so Revere Electric Oil effected a com medicine that will cure Asthma." For COUGHS, COLDS, and partlcula rlv la cases U cents aad laialy bas no parallel. TBI IT. Price by all dragglsta slsswaar To lJrvon The RutTerr Great t Epa pewtn K fined j. Dr. J. IS. Simpson's f- clfle Medicine. Da. J. B. gmrsoVs Specific Medici! Is a positiv cure for (Spermatorrhea, Im potency. Weakness aad all diseases refi lling from S-lf-Abuse, Nervoas De bility, Irritabiliti. Mental Anxletv. Lanroar. Laaai tude. Depression of Spirit and functional derange. mentor tbe Nerv ous System gener ally, rains in Back i.r Side, Loas of Memory, Pre mature Old Age and diseases that lead tn Counump tlon, Intaiilty aud an early grave or both. No matter now shattered tbe )oi uia ire itout ttumw muf kind a short courtie of thin tut-dirlne will restore tt lost functions and prtcute Ilealth and Happlne, where lfore aa deionducy and a loom. 1 be 8 pa cific Medicine is being need with wondertnl sticceee. Pamphlets sent free to all. Write fur them aLd gt full particulars. Price, Specific, $I.tO per pack.-ga, or six packages for f.".oo. Will be sent by mall roceipt of money. Address all orders. j. ii. MnPMi.v m im ine co No. U4 and I "6, Main St. Buffalo, N.T. Sold In Indianapolis by LOUIS KICliEODT, asat all Druggists everywhere. BAlXUOAJ TIME TAUIaD. On and after Sunday, Feb. litn, 188L Cleveland, Joismia, Clmlnaaal IndÜKDnpolf. (BKS UNS.) Arriara. üoJtSftXj. 4:lo an. Union Aoo. ... :10 am Dayt.ACol. Ex.10 05 am N. V. A B. xf- 7 U5 pm .Ua c!t. U. LLrt- 6äoau. i,tiM.dtIJux 1 45 pa (J nion Aoc s :4o pa ii.,i.AH.L.ifftZ eatipxB N.YAM.Il KTt-10 -oft pa BBIQ HTWOOD DIVIBIOH O., C., C AVI i. Depart. I Arrive 4:15 am, 7.20 am 7:15 pin I 8:45 am, e.Oipra 625pxn 5; 6 am,., 11:15 pxnil) 8inu 6:45pm 11 0 am....... 1 00 pm. 8:45 pm 8:55 pm 11 :10 am i 4:25 pm PtttbuisT, Cincinnati land St. (PAK HA1TDLB.) Lotaia, Depart. AJTlTa. ilaa 31. .,P..W.,B. Kioh.ACti... a mils, uxts 4 t3b am i Y.,PW .B. Dayt.ftXC.Kx.t2 UrOfisni tPitu Extujpm Rlcn.dtD.Acli 3:46 pm 5:45 pm Ccl.dtDay.Exfi 6:a0ps N.Y..P., W., B. A PUt. ExtlO0H5pa Dayton Ext -.12 3 J pa Ns Pea VV B.Ä P. Extsh Dayt. Exfi 4:71 am Terre Haut, Vandalla and Depart. St. Lamia. Arrlia, .8:30 am Man 7 am L. A C. Ex Day ExpreM p 12 4 pm Fmsc juhaci :UUaA Mall and Ao 10 100 mm Day Express., 5:35 pa Mall and Ac 6 :40 paa T. Ü&ate A&m. 4 KX) pm aoinc icxt..ii:. cm L. A C. Ex 11:40 pm Cincinnati. Inianaolla. PM. Louis 'bic:go Kallrona. ONCIKHATZ TJXVISIOsT. Uerjart-I Ajma U. A BtX. F.T4- 4 :1 5 am I Clncln. F.MalllO 45 axe Uindn. AO....... 6. 3 1 ami C8t.LMall p 12 .-06 pa Western Ex. 6 3d pm Clncln. F.Mall 3:10 pm O-dkSUMall p b:X) pra Ca HU Lw FJ.t-10 6 pa LA FA YKTfX DIYI8I02t. Fe-o.A Bar..Ex- 7:3 -am Chicago r. Lt Sftiaa cm. Hau p 125 pin!lay)tte AcllS am Western Kx 6:tU pm uhloaxo Mali. 230 pm 0.dc B.F.LtrcJl:yj pm Evening Ac- 6:40 pn Indian poll and t. Lonls Depart. ArrlTS. Day Express cc 7:30 am H. Y. Exf 4x1 aa Indlanap. Ac-U .-00 am Looal Rxprw 4 6. pm N. Y.ifix. U:i0 pa Day Expreas tm IndisuiM. Blooniiuslton aud Westen. Pacific Kx ?4r. am.AtL Vrk Mall. -41pm B.dtK.I ExTBCllM) cni FMt A 8. Fx 4:10 am Champaign Ao 1: 0 Cincinnati Sp.l2J pa K. at. vms i:;opm C f., ht. I and C , nnd Lahe Erl aad westrrr . Ltnxnedlat connections at LaTayetta. De Dart. ArrlTS. i . Indianapolis. 11:00 am 8 30 am 68 am U tk) nm .LAfyeue. boopeetonM. 10 HI pm 1 .OU t ä a ion mil .u, -....Faxion. 60l 12 AmL. ..(Jlbson.., Bloomlngton , out I 1 .OA I i iou aiu i ...... 4ä0asa CJlndbnAtl,nn)lHon and Indlamapolla Depart. ajtitw Mail A Cln.Ex- 4üo amMall ..-iaa5 pm Acoom. 5 :50 pm I Weste rn Kx 10 :4 5 pa Indianapolis and Vlneennea Depart, j Antta. 7 A. am Vlncennes aC10 :45 au 4:ll pm I M 1. A OalroKx- 6 dtt tun Ml. A CairoJEx. Vlnoennes Ao. IndIanaiKils, Pern and Chicago. Depart. I ArrlTS TFtWChi.Mat)8 öOim.C. Cr R. Ex. C, M. C AG. H 12 50 pm;T.K.W.& I.P ExliJOOaa C. A M. C Ex. 0.25 pm.Ctt M.C M 11 MM pm D..T.AÜ.EX.t,..U 0 pmlD ,T.A Ft. W... V 4 m JciTersonTlll, Hadiaon and Indlanaas) us. Depart. South n Ext :4iam Lu& Mad. Act. 7:10 am I nd. A M. Mall 2 50 pm Evening Kx p. :10 pm ArrlTS, Ind.AM.MallJ0ju a Ind.dt Cnl. Ex.12 Saas N.YAN.Fl.Exv 3) pm t. L..&C Li. Lt -10 :vo pm Cairo and Vlacenne Kail road. Depart. I Arn. Cairo Mali... iW pm I Vine. Mail 13CT pm Indianapolis, D-eotnr und aprlnajneld Depart. Moorfleld Ac- 6:3" am Decatur AC..-. 7:45 am M. and D. ti. lvpm MontezamaAc 3:30 pm Mixed Train. 7.-00 am Night Ext Hä)J pm :Ama. Night Ex t :1 am Mixed Train-. 8:25am MonUtatna Acll:4 am Mall and Ex 6 6 pa Moorfleld AO. 633 pm Decatur ac i.ui mm uneutnaiism, nieuraigta. nromc ma aiw ay Nipples or Inflamed Breast One bottle has aa Thomas Elect TIC till. was troubled wun ainui. y was troubled with Astnma lor lour jears oeiors asia bad to sit up iu bed, my suffering being Id tense, wail be saturated with perspiration Two (2) botll-s ol yoa I cheerfully recommend it to all, as I kuow ot ao otbe of DIPTHERIA (If testimonials area guarantee) It 1 1- Solatia Indianapolis bv LOVI JÜC&&O0T, Bcreai APT KS