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Frostburg Mining Journal
J. 13. ODER, Editor and Proprietor, ELEVENTH YEAR.—NUMBER 38. Miscellaneous Advertisements. TubliFlqgal MWsT CHAPTER 326. —AN ACT To provide for closing a portion of David son street, in the city of Cumberland, Maryland, in the discretion of the Mayor and City Council. Section 1. Bo it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland, Mary land, be hereby authorized and empowered in their discretion to close up that portion of Davidson street in said city, which lies between Front street and Cherry alloy, as soon as the owners of the entire property bordering upon both sides of said portion of Davidson street, and all that portion of Charles street on the north side between Front street and Cherry alley, give their consent thereto in writing. Sec. 2. Beit enacted, That this Act shall take effect from and after its passage. Approved 3d of May, 1882. Wo hereby certify that the aforegoing is a correct copy of an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland, passed .January boss on, 1882. J. M. MUM.Bit, Secretary of the Senate. JOSEPH B SETH, Chief Clerk of the House of Delegates. CHAPTER 313-AN ACT To encourage Manufactures in the city of Cumberland. Section 1. Bo it enacted by the Gener al Assembly of Maryland, That the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland be and are horeby authorized and empow ered in their discretion, to levy for the years eighteen hundred and eighty-two and ofgbecn hundred and eilihly three (at the time of making the annual levy for general purposes in said city) upon all the taxable property therein, a sum not to ex ceed fifteen hundred dollars in each of said years, lor the purpose of sccur ing the introduction and establishment of manu facturing enterprise in said city, said sum or sums, or so much thereof as may be found necessary to be levied to and be expended by and under the direction of the committee on Manufactures, now ex isting under and by virtue of the appoint ment of the Mayor of said city, viz; Richard D. Johnson, Henry W. Hoffman, Freder ick Mcitcns, gr., Samuel tionneboru and Theodore Human, and their successors. Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect from the date of its passage. Approved 3d of May, ISB2. We hereby certify, that the aforegoing is a correct copy of an Act of the Gen eral Assembly of Maryland, passed Jan uary session, 1882. J. M. MILLER, Secretary of the Senate. JOSEPH B. SETH, Chief Clerk of the House of Delegates. CHAPTER 320.—AN ACT To add an additional Section to the Code of Public Local Laws, Article one, enti tled “Allegany County,” sub-title “Elec, tions,” to be numbered sixty-two B, and to follow Section sixty-two A, of said Article, as enacted by the Act of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, Chapter two hundred and three. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That an additional section be, and is hereby added to the Code of Public Local Laws, Article one,entitled “Allegany county,” sub-title “Elections,” to bo numbered sixty-two B, to follow Sec tion sixty-two A, of said Article, as enact ed by the Act of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, Chanter two hundred and three,said new Section to read ns follows; 62 B. If it shall at any time be deemed necessary to the convenience of voters in said county, or any part thereof, to t üb divide any of the election districts of said county into twixor more election precincts, the County Commissioners of said county shall have power so to do, and in such event to provide ail necessary uiacbiiißiy for holding elections in said several pre piucts, as if they were complete election districts, and whenever any election dis trict is so divided into two or more elec tion precincts, it shall be the duly of the officer of registration for such district to make and keep up separate lists of quali fied voters for each of said several precincts Sec. 2. And be it cnaclod Hint this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage Approved 3d of May, 1882. We hereby certify that the aforegoing it a correct copy of an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland, passed January session, 1882. J. M. MILLER, Secretary of the Senate. JOSEPH B. SETH, Chief Olctk of the House of Delegates. CHAPTER 309—AN ACT To repeal section one hundred and ill'ty nine of article one, of the Code of Pub lic Local Laws, entitled “Allegany county” sub-title “Sheriff,” and to re-en act said section with amendment-. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen eral Assembly of Maryland, That section one hundred and fifty-nine of Ailiele one of the Code of Public Local Laws,entitled “Allegany County,” sub title “Sheriff,"as enacted by the Act of eighteen hundred and eighty, Chapter two hundred and cighly-llvc, he, and the same is hereby re pealed and re-enacted to read ns fellows; 159. He shall be entitled to forty edits a day lor each prisoner committed to the jail cf said county, and the following sums (or taking convicts to the penitentiary, to wit : For a single convict, thirty-five dollars; for two taken together, twenty-five dollars each. When more than two, twenty dol lars each, to be levied as otl.cr county Ch R And to it enacted, That the County Commissioners of Allegany county bo and are hereby authorized and i mpow ered iu their discretion to pay the sheriff of said comity for boarding prisoneis in said county jail at the rates named in Ibis Act between the dates of the taking i ill cl of the Act of eighteen hundred ai.d eighty. Chapter two hundred and eighty five, and the passage of this Act. Sec. 3. And boil enacted, 1 hat litis Act shall lake effect from the date of its pats ige Approved 3d ol May, 1882. We hereby certify that the aforegoing is a correct copy ot an Act of the Qelieral Assembly of Maryland, passed January session, 1882. J. M MIL!.Jail, Secretary ol the Senate. JOSEPH B.SE IH, Chief Clcrit ot the House ol Dele gales May 20 i ~—notice. MR. JOHN STODDART is the author ized agent for the Pittsburg l.ubor Tribune for this sectiou. All persons wishing to settle their subscriptions or re now the sumo,can do bo by calling on him at JOHN CHAMBERS' store. [Oct B Miscellaneous Advertisement?. DR. C. ( . JACOBS PRACTITIONF-R OF . MEDICINE AND SURGERY OFFICE in Dr. Ge’zoudanucr’s late office, Broadway, Fiostburg, Md. : _9 nt 23 jV __ I William Brace. Benj. A. Richmond • Brace & Richmond, [ A TTOBNEYS A TLA W. i OfilccNo.4 Washington street, i CUMBERLAND, MD. WILL be in Frostburg regularly every Thursday. Jnno3o - r PIIE undersigned is prepared to call ■E. sales of Real Estnle. Person, i ill hikl Household Properly, Sleek, Ac. Will also attend Public Vendues. Chaiiues Moderate. Infor mation respecting sales of all kinds cheer fully furnished. Address or apply to O. ROBT. COOPER, March 4 —tf Frostburg, Md. _ (Christmas Goods, Buy Your] * (Christmas Gifts, BUY YOUR Bridal Presents of W. F. A. WOODCOCK, QO BALTIMORE ST., Cumberland, OO Md., next door to 3d National Bank. Watches, Jewelry, Silverware, Neehlaces, Bings, Ac. A Magnificent Stock! LO W PRICES! IST Please call early and avoid the rush. [Dec 10—4 m Fine Dentistry. DR. L. BTWILSON’S NEW SYSTEM OF EXTRACTING TEETH WITHOUT PAIN, No. 17 North Liberty Street, CUMBERLAND, MD. I BEAUTIFUL and durable opt rations on ) Natural Teeth. Bad breath cured. Artificial Teeth inserted without covering the entire palate. Light, natural and com fortable artificial appliances for sunken chocks, and facial deformities. Old loose and broken sets repaired while waiting. Ofllceopon every night until 10 o’clock. Fifteen years of practical experience and a graduate of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Feb 11-y “REMOVAL! Notice to My Patrons! HAVING removed my Tailoring Es- ' tabiisbment to CrantsvilSe, Md., I would slate to my patrons and the citi- 1 zees of Frostburg generally tbit I WILL BE IN’ FROSTBURG First Monday After Pay IN EACH MONTH Willi a flue sample of goods for the pur j c-so of receiving orders for suits of Cloth in-. A PERFECT PIT GUARANTEED or money refunded. A, LOEWENSTEIN, Feb 25-' f Qrantsvllle, Md. Tke Johnson School —OP— PRIM ARY EDUCATION W ill Open May 1, 1883. Only Children of a Certain Stage of Advancement Admissible. The Plan Now. Send for Circular. EXTRACTS from endorsements : —“ln the hands of a good teacher it must lie productive of the best results.”— Dr. James M. Gar,wit, iate President ol St. John’s College. “Assuming that none but teachers of approved ability undertake it, there is no reason, that I can think of, why it should not produce very happy results.”— Prof, Henry 11. Shepherd, Superintendent ol Pub lic Instruction for Baltimore city, “The plan you propose (given the tight teaelicrand Hie piopt-r number of scholars) is theoretically per feci Prof. M. A. New ell, Secretary of the Stale Board of Emula tion, V. BALDWIN JOHNSON, Apiil22 Teacher. cm I ■ rm m a 'ILj 0. HUH) CHEAPER Til AN EVER. 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If it had only rainod, there might have been music iu the drops ; if it had snowed, we could have “lived over” the beautiful poem; but it did neither, and now, late iu the afternoon the air was a thick, damp vapor, and the streets ankle deep with slush and mud, that an unpaved Western town supplies oo bountifully and readily. Then again the life of a young at torney is not always a whirl of excite ment and pleasurable results. Not a I living soul except a bootblack—-just as if we should ever need bootblacks again—had entered the door that day. In vain I tried to give my mind over to the arbitrary statutes, and then in despair sought the more inviting stimulants of Regina vs• Reynolds ; even the gossip of a great leading case failed to inspire me, and wearily I turned from my books to my thoughts, and from my thoughts to my gloom. It was just then, before I had as cended the realms of suicidal purpose —for I walked that way slowly—that the door hesitatingly, cautiously turned, and I was again hard at werk, with one eye on the paper and the other on the door, I won’t make a diagnosis of just Low fast my heart was beating if peradventure (he door would open, and somebody that was somebody come in. I could caduie the sus pense no longer, and looked squarely up. The door had opened, and though the evening shadows were gathering thick and. fast, I could see that my visitor was in manners and diesa a lady—the most significant word in the greatest of languages. Her veil concealed her face, but old or young, ugly or pretty, her thoughts probably were ; “He’s a young man, very young, he hasn’t had very much experience, don’t think he ever did such work before, it would help him, but that don’t help me, I had better look—” But I interrupted my own forebod ings by springing to my feet with a “Good evening, madam ! step in; I’m through with the matter in hand, a little pressed now, with term time upon us, but have an hour to spare to day, such a dull day! Sit down I" and my first triumph was won, for she was seated. Then I swept my books from me with an air of relief, as if any prob lem she might agitate would bo child’s play, compared to what I had just passed through. I had not as yet so much as caught the color of her eyes, and couldn’t but wonder why she kept her veil drawn so closely, unless she was med itating a sudden Hight to the office of the bald-headed wretch right across the way, who had a few gray hairs and more experience, you know, but had a bad attack of the rheumatism, 100, thank Heaven, which I devoutiy trusted was keeping him home on so bad a day as this. “I want you to write a will,” she suddenly began, in a half halting, half inquiring voice. “Certainly, madam 1” I answered, nobly resolving to strengthen the faith within her; and I pulled a half quire of legal cap toward me and thought of tho solemn opening and weighty formalities of its publication. “It’s to he my husband’s will,” she added. “He dare not come out on such a day es this." And she shiv ered so prettily, that I was reconciled with tho weather for the first time that day. “Hadn’t I hotter come to your house ?” I ventured to suggest. “Oh, no I not now !" she answered, with a light sigh. "It might excite him too much. He’s very, very fee ble, these chilly days; but he may bo better to-night, and I will send the carriage for you then. It will not make any difference, will it, about the will being binding ?" and some thing told ma that she was peering very anxiously at me. "Of couise, madam, if he then fully | and voluntarily adopts it as his, it is i just the same as if I took it all down ■ from his lips.” "Well, we want—-he wants—to j leave all bis real and personal prop-; erly to me, with full powers as exec- 1 1 utrix, and I am to take care of his. only child, and to make for her such allowances as I shall think wise.” "What is your daughter’s name?’’ ‘‘She is not a daughter 1" she an swered, with the slightest token of a gathering animation in her voice. "Ah, yes; just sol” said I, ner vously fumbling with the paper. "She’s your step-daughter.” “Yes, sir." “What is her name? You see, I must mention it.” "Mabel Cooil,” she haughtily spoke. “A deuced pretty name!” I re marked to myself. I wonder why she wants to stumble so over pro nouncing it ?' And then I tried to forget all about it, as I took up my | pen and began : “I—l Ah I I pardon me, madam, but what’s your husband’s name?” What fools you men are when a little excited, especially young men, more especially young lawyers, sit ting up with an early case. “Robert E, Cecil,” "I, Robert E. Cecil, of the County of Ilerkimor, and State of ,do make and publish this my last will and testament. “I give, bequeath and deviso to my dearly beloved wife—" "Ah ! pardon, madam, but what is your name?” “Lucy L. Cecil.” "To my beloved wife, Lucy L. Cecil, all my real and personal prop erty of whatsoever kind or nature, after the payment of all my just debts, and I hereby commit to her guardian ship my only child, Mabel Cecil, for whom there shall bo made such al lowance and maintenance as my be loved wife may see fit. “And I hereby appoint Lucy L. Cecil my sole executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revok ing all former wills by me made. “In witness whereof I have hereun to set my hand, this third day of No vember, A. D., 187-.” “I suppose you understand,” I un dertook to explain, “that this will vesta all your husband’s property in you, as to leave your daughter’s allowance to your own discretion is to leave her at law nothing in her own right. The provision is, in short, meaningless, except that it shows that the testator had her in his mind when ho made his will, and so far makes it ail the more binding.” “Exactly 1" she spoke with anima tion, and then, seeming to recall her self, added : “It’s his wish, ar;d I shall see that you are well paid for your trouble and counsel—the car riage will bo here very soon.” And she had gone as quietly as sho came. The remark about payment had en tered a very threadbare coat, and struck right home. "But it’s too mean, all the same, pay or no pay,” I growled. “To out that girl off that way, without a cent I But it's tho old story, and I can’t help it!” as I sank back with a philo sophical smile on my face. Then—just in sport, in a fit of ma lignant satisfaction—l took up the second sheet of legal cap, and scrib bled thereon, with a formal opening and close, that this same Robert E. Cecil gave all his property to his dearly beloved daughter, Mab el Cecil, and left tho lady of tho ve 1 where the law found her. “But such is the history of the world I” I concluded solemnly, “ever such; and what a gulf, deop, impas sable, between what ought to be and what is. How I should like to bridge it over I And I buttoned up my coat and walking to tho window, imagined I could see through the darkness, the coming oi the carriage of Madam | Cecil. I The time dragged slowly, very slowly, and I never felt more genuine relief in herring heavy wheels grind ing through tho mud and slush, and a knock at the door to notify me that ail was ready. I sprang into tho ca rriage, and away wo dashed through the darkness, now so sullen and heavy , that I could not for tho life of me di acover to what portion of tho town wa wero being [ driven. But it seemed a very short i timo before we cair.o to a sudden halt, and tho carriage door opened. The : coachman conducted me to tho brown- I stone steps, where the door was al | ready awaiting m.e, and I slopped into the dimly lighted hall. As I did so, a lady whoso figure and manners told me she- was Madam Cecil, glided from a side room, and I with a little plaintive smi’io, bade me i follow her at once. But iu that in- slant I had read her face and perhaps her character. She might have been thirty-six, only she didn't look like it, with those brilliant black eyes, pearly leeth and elegant manners ; but be hind all these, I read the positive force that, turned to good may save a country, but given over to evil would sacrifice every principle to suc cess. Noiselessly she glided over the car pets, and silently I followed her. She passed into the library, and from thence—as instinctively I felt—into the chamber of death ; even elegant furniture and costly paintings and embroidered coverlets,are not to over awe my destiny. “Mr. Cecil, the lawyer has come,” she said softly, as she stooped over the emaciated face of a silver-haired man. “What? Who?” as he started from a seeming stupor and looked wonderingly at me from his sunken eyes. “He will read it to you now, Mr. Ceciladding in a low tone: "He is sinking rapidly; I fear you must hasten.” I felt that I must; I had seated my self by his bedside, and as I did so, I saw his lips tremble, and I believed they were breathing a name ; I imag ined it was “Mabel.” Our boldest moves are born upon the spur of the moment. “Mrs. Cecil, may I thank you for a glass of water ?” as I took out the will she had drawn. "Quick, sir, quick I" said I, as I no ticed his sunken eyes watching her hastening footsteps. “Do you want yonr daughter to have all your property, save what tho law gives your wife?" He slatted hack from me as if ho could not tiust his own senses, or was doubting whether to put confidence in mo, but ho seemed to feel the ne cessity of doing so, and suddenly the dull eyes brightened with a moment ary gleam of relief and joy, as he clearly answered : “Yea, yes 1 And God bless you 1 And I too was thanking heaven, for tho whim that had led me to write two wills so very much alike iu length and appearance, and it was only the work of a moment to make tho ex change, and just in time. With Mrs. Cecil came the house keeper and man-servant, and in their presence the dying man signed his name to tho second will, and they witnessed it. They had gone; and I started to go, when the old man pressed my hand, and I caw the tears gathering in his eyes. As I turned to go, I involun tarily felt the black eyes of Madam Cecil had witnessed all and suspected everything. “I should like to see that will ?" she firmly said, in a low voice. "Some other time. He’s dying, Mrs. Cecil.” "So much the greater reason, sir I Show it to me 1” I looked her calmly and suggestive ly in the face, and then started for the door. “Stop 1" she cried, and a tiny, sil ver-mounted revolver gleamed in her hand. “My God ! Mrs. Cecil," I cried, “you have killed him !" as I heard a strange sound behind me, and would have turned though all the pistols in ' the universe were turned against me. The old man’s arms had been turned ■ as if in prayer, but now sank withered upon the pillow, whilst his eyes stared at us in the rigidity of death. Instinctively Madam Cecil seemed Vo recognize that it was all over, and, lowering her weapon, hissed at me between her pearly teeth : “You have played me false—go." And I wont, gladly enough from the brown-stone front, with its treach ery and avarice, into the dark night and muo’dy streets. miscellaneo us. A pure, wholesome distillation of witch hazel, American pine, Canada fir, marigold, clover blossoms, eto.i ■ fragrant with the healing essences of balsam and pine. Such is Sanford’s ! Radical Cure for Catarrh. Complete treatment for sl. > Parents who allow their children to grow up with scrofulous humors s bursting from every pore are guilty i of a great wrong. Think of them 1 pointed out as branded with a loath -3 some disease, and you will readily -1 procure them the Cuticura Remedies The Hoys Who Never (lot Home, At a recent camp-fire, given by W, 1 H. Sargent Poet, No. 20, G. A. R., of | Janesville, Wis., Comrade Thomas T. Croft read a letter of regret from one of the invited guests, George M. Peck, 1 who was unable to attend. It is an ' amusing production. Says the 1 writer: “I don’t knew what it is, but there is eomething in beaus that makes men sociable and reckless. Beware of beans, Tom, as you value your future happiness. Look not upon the bean when it is baked and giveth its color in the pan, for at last it swelleth like an accordian and biteth like a encumber. But I would like to be there, Thomas, and take the old soldiers hy the hands and look into the eyes that are becoming dim, and notice the effect of Father Time’s penciling on tho face of the boys who twenty years ago were full of vitality and as kitteny as any man that ever kept step to the rattling of a canteen against a cartridge-box. Boys, do you realize that you are growing old ? It is hard to realize it, but if another war were to break out your little baby that you left in mother’s arms twenty years ago, crowing at the “hand me down" blue uniform in which you are disguised, would be the chap the gov ernment would want. Boys, you are rapidly becoming "old back num bers though you feel young enough to stub round home, you are “exempt" now. Do you realize that the little baby girl that clung to you as you said good-bye twenty years ago, with tears in your eyes as big as a glass paper weight, or an editor's diamond pin, is now a woman married, and that another baby is trying to utter the word “grandpa," when you come iu putting on your youthful airs ? It is pleasant now to chase the festive bean around the home camp-fire and talk of the nights when yon slept on the ground in a pup lent, or on some battle-field, with your wet and muddy pantaloon legs frozen stiff as a dried codfish, while yon dream that every star that was looking down from above was the eye of a dear one at home beckoning you to “Hold the Fort,” and hurry up and get through with the foolishness and come homo. You can laugh now as you think how you got up in the morning after such a night's rest, looking as though you had been drawn through a brush fence. You who are left have a right to be happy, but in the midst of your bean banquet let me ask you to stand up with your tin cup of black ooflee, and drink to “The boys who | never gob home,” the brave fellows who returned not to meet the loved ones they parted with twenty years ago. Let us hope that the great eon giees above “removed the disabilities" : of the boys who left vacancies in their regiments, and that the few chickens they took in the way of business from the enemy will not be entered up against them on the' Big Book, but that the provost-guard on duty at the gates of the New Jerusalem will , “present arms” to them and tell the boys that they are Welcome to the best there is, and that when we all get in cur work here, and are ready to join our regiment in Heaven, that the fellows that we buried years ago may ' stand ou the parapet as we come | straggling in, and give us the old soldiers’ welcome with a “three times 1 three” with a tiger. And we shall say to them, “all right, comtados we 1 should have been here before, only we , were detained by business." Invigorating food for the brain and nerves is what we need in these days \ of rush and worry. Parker's Ginger Tonic restores the vital energies and brings good health quicker then any thing you can use.— Tribune, [see other column.] Choice Litarature. —The weekly magazine with this interesting and appropriate title is making good progress. The current issue contains a very entertaining and valuable ar- tide on “Tho New Theory of the Sun ; the Conservation of Solar Energy,” ’ and another on "Oiling the Waves a Safeguard in Tempest." For $1 a year this magazine gives one thous and large pagts, containing about double tho amouut given on a page of a Harper’s, or the other $4 magazines, g and its contents is made up of the Y choicest selections from current and i standard literature. A specimen ropy - will he sent free upon application to yr The Useful Knowledge Publishing s Company, New York. $1.50 per annnm-ln advance. WHOLE NUMBER, 558. Don’t waafe money on trashy •itraota when yoa can buy a lasting perfume so delightfully fragrant as Floreston Cologne. Bbakkman—“The train is about to enter the stale of Missouri. Gen tlemen who have not provided them selves with carbines will pass forward to the locomotive and crawl into the tender.” Food for You no and Old.—Food and medicine for young and old, pre pared without fermentation, from Canadian Barley, Malt, Hops, Qui nine, Bark, e(o. Malt Bitters are warranted more nourishing, strength ening, vitalizing and purifying, by reason of their richness iu bone and muscle producing material than all other forms of malt or medicine, while tree from the objections urged against malt liquors. What is Meant by 150,000,000 Tons of Coal.—Not lees than 156,- 184,300 tons of coal were taken out of British mines last year, and to do this work 495,000 meu were employed. Sir Henry Bessemer has been en deavoring to make people realize what that quantity of coal really is. He says that if this coal were formed into cylindrical columns 50 feet in diam eter apart, they would make a colon nade 85 miles and 750 yards long, the product of each working day being sufficient to make 14 suck columns. Another method of giving some idea of the immense nature of the British coal industry is this; The coal ex tracted last year would make a wall 200 miles long, 100 feet high, and 41 feet 11 inches thick, a mass exceeding that of the great wall of China by enough to add 346 miles to its length. And yet so vast are the British coal deposits, it is estimated that they will yield the present output for 800 or 1,000 years to come. The Farmers and the Literaey Revolution. —A recent issue of the American Agriculturist contains some insinuations reflecting upon the char acter of the Useful Knowledge Pub lishing Company, of New York. They are insinuations only, no direct allegations being made. Their only foundation is malice and fear, on the part of the Agriculturist publishers. The average cost of books published by the Useful Knowledge Publishing Company, iu proportion to their real value is less than one fifth of the av erage cost of the agricultural hooka published by the Orange Judd Co. Within less than three years the "Lit erary Revolution” gave the American people over one million dollars' worth of the choicest books the country has ever peon ; more in bulk and in real value than Judd has given them in a third of a century, and more than he would have given them for five mil lion dollars. No class is abused more abominably by the book publishers than the farmers. I was a farmer boy before I was a publisher, and know something of both sides. Twen ty-five years ago I was a barefooted boy, driving an ox-breaking team through the hazel-brush and prairie grass of lowa, and reading Grimshaws “England,” and the New York Trib une betwen times and by the firelight at night, and I got there a little too much of Useful Knowledge and of strength to allow baseless slander to overthrow the enterprise to which I have given my life. Judd shall real ize his fear that the Useful Know ledge Publishing Company will pub lish agricultural books as well as other books, and it will not charge $1.50 for a book that does not cost 15 cts. to manufacture, In response to pressing and almost distressing calls from all over the country, from farmers, farmer's boys and teachers, it will also enter the field of school book publishing presently, and we shall see what will become of the high prices of the rich and grasping publishers in that field. The Useful Knowledge Publishing Company does what Judd, and no other of the old line publishers do, it sends its books to any part of the United States, and allows privilege of examination before payments is required. It supplies its agents with copies of its cheap and beautiful publications for distribution among its customers, for examination at their leisure, and allows the return of any books not wanted. Specimen pages of its publications, cataloguer, and terms to club agents, booksellers, and canvassers will be sent free upon request. Address the Useful Know ledge Publishing Company, 18 Vesey St., New York, John B. Alden, Bus iness Agent.