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Established in 1813.
New Series Vol. 27. No. 35
Bo Horas win die of Corra. Botk or Lrx F
tn, If Fwitti Powdrrt are nsed In t:m.
Fonte PoH iir. will cnre And prevent Hoe CBOtxxa.
Fonnl Powder. will pn vent Gapes in FoWLa.
FontzU Kowdem will tnrree the quantity of milk
sod ceem twenc per eeau and oiakr Uie booerflrm
IDd sveeC -
Fomrt Powfle t win rare or prevent thnost msY
f:esABc to wblcb Horfeft and Cattle are sublet.
Koi-rz'a Powprsa wiu. em bATiarAcfies.
Suld everywhere.
BAVI9 X. TOVTZ. Proprietor,
For Sale bjr
Be. Clairsville, Ohio.
l!v5-7 Ilelnioui County, Ohio.
At Flushing at close of Institute la Aug.
Examination begin at 9 o'olook a. m.
Testimonials of ebaraoter are required If
applicant la not known to tbe Board.
Oertlfloatea will not be antedated nor ex
Tests In tbe higher branohes will be given
at olose of iDatituie olt.
Oenlaoatee will te dated and issued by tbe
Hoard tn adjooroed eeaalon on Saturday fol.
owing eaeb examination.
Envelope farnlrbed by tbe Board. ApplU
Mala pay return postage.
A flrat-elaaa (6 years) oertlfleata Is (ranted
apon a average of 90 percent. Including three
higher branehes and tbe senool law, with no
grade below 76. provided applicant has bad JO
months' exnerlenoe n teaching.
A aeeondelaM (4 years) eertl neat Is (rant
ed apon en average ol SO per cent., lnolndlng
two higher branches and tbe school law. with
Bo grade belo TO. provided applicant has had
4 months' experience In teaching.
A thlrdsclasa (t years) eertlflcale is granted
npon an average of so per oent., lnolndlng
one higher branohes and the aohool law, with
no grade below so. provided applicant nas had
18 months' experlenoe in teaching.
. A loarvn-oiass (J years) oerunoate is graniea
apon an average of 75 per oent.. Including the
aohool law, with no grade below 60, provided
applicant has had 12 months' experlenoe la
A flfth-elass (I year) certificate Is granted
upon so average of 85 per oent., with n grade
below 66.
, K. ALEXANDER, Pres.1
Board of Ex
S ly L. a. WATT kBS, Clerk.)
House and Sign
Painter and Glazier.
Practical Paper Hanger,
Graining, Glazing, Painting and Papering
lone on short notioe. All branohes of the
rade will reoeive prompt attention.
tOrders solicited. pl-6tf
these gentlemen have pat In store a fine
apply of Coffins, tiaskets, Ac, which they offer
t exceedingly
rhey are prepared to attend funerals at short
utloe, having In eonneolW-n with their es
bllsnment a good Ht-vrse, safe Horses sr la
refol Driver.
Oer. '.Mmim aad Fair dreaad Streets,
alar 79 lv.
Cabniet Photographs I
One dozen fine Cabinet Photos
One dozen Card Photos $1, $1.50 and $2,
according to style and finish.
Four beautiful Boston Tintypes, 25c. An
immense stock of Picture Frames and Album
at half the usual price.
IjfCil Re
Y Plummer's, 1138 Main St.BeeM.f.Ya
StfcMonagle & Rogers'
These extracts are known to many, but
If any fail to know them, we say give
thrro a trial and you'll use no others.
They far excel all others in strength and
uniformity of quality, and the best dealer
c'i them here and elsewhere.
John m'obaw.
Scott & McGraw,
General Builders' Supplies,
Lumber dressed and undressed; Hemlock and
Pine Frame rimber. Sash, Doors, Blinds, Win.
dow and Door Frames, Glazed Sash, Mould
tags. Glass, Yellow Pine and Oak Flooring,
Mantles with Fronts and Grates to suit. Pay
ings, Railings, Sash Weights, White Lead and
Oil. Mixed Paints. Door Locks and Hinges.
Sash Locks and Cord, Fire Brick, Well and
Cistern Pumps, Lath and bbinglea.
Office: Rhodes' Block,
Newspaper Advertising
21 Park Place & 24-26 Kurrary St., Hew York
Make lowest rates on all newspapers In tbe
U. B. and Canada. Established 1 W7.
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Itttinon A Co.,PortJrMl, MsVlB,wHl real
free, fall InformsUfoa mbomt work wkicta
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an almlair amia W an Maki torMHa.
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will pay good salary and all expenses;
write ior terms ai once, ana state aaiariy
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Belmont Chronicle
Editor and Proprietor.
Published Every Thursday
Terms of Subscription: -Tiro
Bo&ars Per Tear in Advancs.
If not paid within tbe year 25 per cent will
ne aaaea ior eacn year it remains unpaid.
Ornci-South aide Main street, nearly op.
poaue ruDuc ocnooi Duuaing.
Belmont Country Official Directory.
Common Pleas Judge John B. Driggs.
Probate Judge Isaac H. Gaston.
Clerk of Courts Wm. B. Cash.
Sheriff Oliver E. Foulke.
Auditor D. H. Darrah
Treasurer George Robinson.
Prosecuting Attorney N. K. Kennon.
Recorder John M. Beckett.
Commissioners Morris CoD8.Wm J Berrv.
John C Israel.
Surveyor Chalkley Dawson.
Coroner Samuel Martin.
Infirmary Directors Burget McConnauehv.
president; Wm. Lodge, clerk; John A. Clark.
audit, ir.
Church Directory.
Alexander, pastor. Public worshiD everv
Sabbath morning and evening; Habbath school
9:30 a. m.; young people's society of Christian
endeavor, Monday evenings; general prayer
meeting, Wednesday evening. Strangers
welcome to all services.
IT A Rev. W. IL Haskell, pastor. Sabbath
reaching: 11 Am.; 7 p.m. Sabbath School:
30 p.m. Young men's meeting: Friday 7
g.m.; general prayer meeting: Thursday 7 p.m.
trangeri are cordially invited to all our
Rev. Thomas Balph, pastor. Sabbath
School- 10 Am. Public worship: 11 Am.
Weekly prayer meeting: Friday 8 p.m.
Monthly prayer meeting: Last Saturday of
each month, 2 p.m. Woman's Missionary
Society: Last Saturday each month, p.m.
District prayer meetings: First Tuesdays,
Wednesdays Thursdays and Saturdays each
month. 2 am. Youmr women's Draver meet.
Ivt. Second Saturday each month at the
nonage, 1 p.m.
Masonic Directory.
BELMONT LODGE, No. 18, F. & A. M.
Meets every Wednesday night, on or be
fore full moon.
Jbssi B. Mbtbb, Sec'y.
Royal Arch Masons. Stated convoca
tions, first Friday of each month
ly. D. BAILEY, H. F.
B. Mstkb, Rec
BELMONT COUNCIL, No. 64, R. & & M.
Meets second Tuesday of each month.
B. Mstsr, Sec'y.
Stated conclaves, first Tuesday of each
month. J. B. RYAN, E- O.
. B. Mbtbb, Rec.
St. Clairsville Professional Cards.
Ofilce In Collins' Block,
7 15-tf St. Ci.&iRsvnxE, Ohio.
Offloe; Main street, opp. old conr bonse,
Practices In all courts of law and equity,
either oonnly, state or federal. 6 6, 86-tI
Office: Patterson's Block, second floor, opp.
Treasurer's omoe, t. Oialrsvllle, O.
Praotloes in oonnty, state and federal courts.
a , ae-u
Attorney at Law ana .notary ruDuc.
Offloec Two Doors West National Bank.
Patterson's Block, op, Traas. OfBoe, Malnf Bt,
Will praetloe Id the Common Pleaa, State
ana reaeiai uuvh.
Collins Block, op. St. Clair Hotel, Main St.
L Ml
Hven to the settlement ol
3 18, 19
Offloe, Main Street, opp. Ooar. tloa
Praetloea before u '
2 18. Tr
On oorner op. Bt. Olalr and National Hotels.
Offloe on aeoond floor.
Offlee, east of Bank, over Mrs. Evan's Orooery.
4,14'gltf ST. CLAIRSVILLE. O.
Miscellaneous Business Cards.
Dr.Fenners Kidney
Back-ache Cure.
Riv. A. J. Merchant, Presiding Elder M.
E. Church, Meadville, Pa, writes:
(April 16, 1884) 'Dr Fehnkr's Kidney and
Backache Care save me almost lnatant relief;
It eQeols a care se completely I have needed
nothing since I took 11, foor j ears ago.'
Frank F Percival, Rochester, N T writes
(April 6, 1888) 'One bottle of Dr Fbmkbr's
Kidney and Bacaache Care helped me more
than all the Kidney remedies taken In the
past two years; six bottles entirely cared me.
Mrs James Fuller, Fredonla, N T writes
(Maroh 8, 1883) 'Dr Fehnek's Kidney and
BaokacbeCare has relieved me of Kidney dis
ease. Dropsy, Heart-disease ana f emale wees:
ness; I never had a medlolne help so qalokly .
Harry Waters, Hamlet, N Y writes
(July 9, 1H83) 'One bottle of DrFsnKsa's Kid.
ny and Backaehe Core has cared me of Kid
ney complaint and Rheamatlsm after other
celebrated Kidney remedies and doctors had
Cures all diseases of the Kidney, Bladder,
Urinary Passages. Backache, Dropsy, Female
Weakness, Nervous Debility, Heart Disease,
Rheumatism; etc.
The most successful remedy that has ever
been administered in the diseases named.
Superior to all. For sale by J. B. Hoob, St
Clairsville, O. 7 29-ly
Encouraging reports come to tbe Ohio
Republican Executive Committe from
all parts of the state.
The meeting of the National Com
mittee of the Prohibition party has been
postponed to November 30.
The iron mills of tbe country are full
of orders. This ia an excellent indorse
ment of tbe principle of protection.
iai si m
The Democratic accommodation par
ty is rattling down tbe free-trade track
with danger ahead and its air-brakes in
bad order.
Last week several Democratic ex
officials of Hamilton county were sent
to tbe Pecitentiary for robbery. Yet
tbe Democrats ask tbe tax-payers to
vote them into power again.
Cincinnati scientists are interested
in tbe finding in an excavation for a
sewer on Walnnt Hills of a section of
buman vertebra, petrified, of such di
mensions as to indicate that it belonged
to a race of giants nine feet high.
Do not stand wishing, waiting for
tbat which may happen to a fellow
creature, of in his life. You no not
know what power yon may have hold
of, or how your secret sin may wrk for
yon, making; you guilty of the event.
Thomas Johnson, Prosecuting At
torney of Lawrence county, O., has ab
sconded with private funds placed in
bis hands as attorney. He had been re
nominated, but tbe Republican Commit
tee at once declared his place on tbe
ticket vacant.
It is said tbat the reports of tbe loss
of cattle in the Upper Texas Pan-ban-die
by the capital syndicate have sot
been in the least exaggerated. The
company has thousands more cattle
than it has -water to supply, and they
are dying by the thousand.
The Democrats of Indiana have
squandered the $500,000 surplus turned
over by tbe Republicans, and increased
the state $4,000,000. There is present
need of $2,000,000, but nothing; can be
realized from taxes until December, and
some of that has been anticipated.
Society is infected with rude, cynical,
restless and frivolous persons who prey
upon tbe rest, and whom no public opin
ion concentrated into good manners,
forms accepted by the sense of all, can
reach : tbe contradictors and railera at
private tables, who are like terriera.who
conceive it the duty of a dog of honor to
growl at any passer-by, and do the hon
ors of the house by barking him out of
The news from South Carolina indi
cates tbat tbe rice crop is about the
worst failure of all the agricultural sta
p'es of tbe United States this season.
The condition and prospects of the
whole population in the rice districts
aloDg tbe coast are evidently very bad,
so bad, in fact, tbat the negro popula
tion is likely to suffer from lack of food.
South Carolina is having a very hard
time of it the last year or two, between
earthquakes and floods.
Prof. 5. F. Baikd, late of the Smith
sonian Institute, who died so suddenly
of heart disease, was the man whom we
owe, in a great measure, tne present
methods of fish propagation. It was he
who encouraged and insisted that the
tbeojy of fish hatcheries was correct.and
showed by experiment tbe good results
that cou'd be brought about in filling
our lakes and rivers with fish spawn.
Tbe complete success of the plan has
long been an assured fact and bears
mute but overwhelming testimony to
tbe efforts of its projector.
There is to be a short crop of canned
fruit, we are informdd, which is good
for consumers. The less of that stuff
eaten the better for tbe public. If con
sumers will study the interest of their
jwn stomachs a short crop will cover
the ground of a very long one, and con
sumers will save money at tnac iet
canned fruit severely alone, and by so
doing poison will be excluded from the
buman system to a very large extent.
Modern inventions such as preserved
meats, canned fruits, frozen fish and
cooked salmon have not contributed to
tbe health of the people, but the reverse.
With a small effort people will discover
bow little it requires to abstain from
such stuff, and tbe saving in doctor's
bills will be very great. Try it.
The Glenn bill, by which the Georgia
Legislature proposes to punieh people
commit tbe dreadful crime of teaching
white and colored children at tbe same
time, is really a worse measure than is
generally believed. Tbe Boston Jour
nal, which has thoroughly examined the
act, says: "The bill ia so broadly drawn
tbat if white and eolored children were
admitted even to tbe same Sunday
school every teacher in tbe school would
be liable to the cbain-gang penalty.
Suppose a Sunday school, for example,
connected with the work of tbe Ameri
can Missionary Association, and con
ducted primarily 'for the education and
training of tbe colored people,' and sup
pose tbat such a school sbould 'receive
as a pupil' a single white child; the case
would come under the proposed law-
TTad t.hn 1 .nffinlature under
taken to punish in the chain gang any
one who violated the state lawB regard
ing tbe sparate public schools for the
two races, tbe tblng would have been
barbarous enoueh. But the Glenn bill
goes farther than ' this, and imposes its
barbarous penalties upon professors in
Atlanta University, a private inBtitu
tlon, if tbey'teacb tbeir own children in
tbe same classes with colored pupils.
Attention, Teachers!
From the Cincinnati Times-Star.
Sir Joseph Fayrer, a correspondent of
tbe Paris Acadamie de Medicine, has
been writing a series of articles on over
work in tbe schools of France and Eng
land, and what he says of overwork in
those Countries can with propriety be
applied to the schools of America. The
cramming or crowding process is no
more popular in England than in the
United States, than it is here in Cincm
naiL Tbe author urges that little chil
dren should never be assigned mental
tasks that will compel night work. Tbat
tbey are thus assigned is proven by the
fact that most of the heavy recitations
come in tbe morning session of tbe
school. Sir Joseph says:
The greatest effort demanded of the
child's brain is thus reserved for a time
when tbe organ is at its minimum of
power, after a whole day of fatigue.
Tbe interval allowed for recreation be
tween the clcse of school for tbe day
and the arrival of the hour for work, is
insufficient, however long it may be, to
do away with tbe noxiousness of.the
evening toil, which too often produces
sleeplessness and leads to nervous de
rangement and debility, affections that
bave now become common in children,
especially in large cities. Children
sbould be made to do their most ardu
ous mental work at a time when both
body and mind are at tbe height of
their capability namely, between 9
o'clock in tbe morning and midday.
The function of tbe teacher is to
point out and make plain to the pupil
more than it is to pass judgment on tbe
results of tbe drudgery of the night be
fore. Tbe instances of the serious, and
sometimes fatal, consequences follow a
repeated overdose of study, ean be mul
tiplied, but one given by the author in
question w'll be sufficient. An eminent
physician was called to the bedside of a
girl of fourteen years. He found her
with pupils dilated, muscles tremulous,
pulse 120, and tbe cerebral action en
tirely deranged.- Tbe night before she
bad worked till after midnight, and had
done this regularly twice a week. Other
nights she was obliged to sit op till af
ter eleven o'clock to accomplish ber
tasks, which for one day included tbe
story of Touchstone, with citations;
twelve questions in geography, giviug
the courses of rivers, etc.; six pages of
French grammar to copy; and copying
a printed plge of "Picciola and learn
ing all tbe verbs. What doth it com
for a father or mother whose child
now sleeps in a premature grave that
before death bad done its work tbe Eut
clid, geometry, the grammars of the
dead languages and a large amount of
literature bad all been magf-prd 9 V.An.
eating the mind' atthe expense of the
body is sure to be overtaken with retri
bution, and that is precisely what is
done when little children are called
from their evening sports to their eve
ning mental tasks.
Now the Administration has opened
its heaviest gun on reformers inem-
selves. President Edgerton. of the Civ
il Service Commission, publicly declares
that in his opinion the Civil Service Re
form League is made up of "a lot of ir
responsible individuals, baoded together
for the avowed purpose of annoying the
Administration." Tbis is what might
be expected. It is the logical end of all
tbat tbe Admin!stration and its chosen
agents of reform have been doing about
reform for some months past. Firbt,
the President let his orders to office.
holders go by tbe board. As Mr. Curtis
expressed it in his speech, "That order
may be regarded as withdrawn.' Next,
tbe Civil Service Commission virtually
announced tbat there is nothing in tbe
law that need restrain officeholders from
discharging Republican clerks in tbe
classified service without cause, and that
if tbey succeeded in appointing Demo
crats in their places tbe Commission
could not question tbeir motives. Next,
Mr. Edgerton took the position tbat int
vestigation by his Commission should
not be ordered, and tbat in future he
would not countenance them. Thus
within a brief, period every restriction
has been removed, and all officeholders
bave been given free swing to make a
clean sweep of Republicans and to fill
the vacancies thus created with Demo
crats. A few days ago Col. Switzler,
tbe head of an important bureau in
Washington, boldly made known In a
public interview tbat every time he
wanted a clerk he got a Democrat. His
explanation showed tbt be violated tbe
law and tbe regulations of the President
to accomplish bis purposes. But, then,
tbe President and his Commissioners
seem to auree tbat the law and tbe rnles
were made to be broken in tbe interest
of Democrats, and now tbe legitimate
result has been reached. Tbe Civil Ser
vice Commission, through its President.
has opened an attack upon the Reform
League, of which Mr. George William
Curtis is the most brilliant luminary,
and denounced it as composed of a lot
of irresponsible individuals engaged in
a conspiracy to bother tbe Administra
tion. This is worthy of Higglns. In
fact, it reduces tbe Civil Service Com
mission to the Higgins level, and for
consistency's sake Edgerton should give
way to Higgins. It will be a spectacle
in the war for reform worth looking at
to see Mr. Curtis and his forces, who
have so long had their backs against the
White House, receive bis broadside
straight from tbe rear. It is certainly
tbe newest tblng tbat has been tried on
reformers for a long time. The report
of Mr. Curtis upon the engagement,
which ought to appear in tbe next num
ber of bis Journal of Civilization, should
be of superlative interest. Cin.Com. Gaz
Thb worst case of absence of mind we
ever read of was tbat described in an
avrhunm th other dav. when a man.
hurrying for a train, thought be bad
forgotten his watch Bt home, and took
it out to see if he had time to go back
for it
History of the Dollar.
Our word dollar dates back to 1785
when a resolution was passed by Con
gress which provided that it should be
the unit of money of the United States.
Another resolution was passed in 1735,
August 5,providing tbat it should weigh
375.64 grains of pnre silver. The min
was established in 1792, and was then
required to coin silver dollars contain
ing 371.25 grains of pure silver. This
was due to tbe influence of Alexander
Hamilton. No dollars were coined un
tile 1794, and then irregular. Tbey are
wortbenow $100 each. In 1794 the coin
age of regular dollars began. Our coin
was an adaptation of the Spanish milled
dollar, a coin very popular wherever
the Spaniards traveled. The coin was
called "paistre," meaning a flat piece of
metal; it issyuonymoua with piaster. It
is supposed tbat the Spaniards took tbe
German 'thaler" and called it by tbe
name of "piaster."
Tbe word dollar Is entered in Bailey's
English Dictionary of 1745,and was used
repeatedly by Sbakspeare at the begin
ning of tbe seventeenth century, espe
cially in "Macbeth,' ii, 2, 62; "Till she
disbursed $10,000 to our gen
era! use." (See also tbe "Tempest," it.
1, 17). Tbe question where Sbakspeare
found the word dollar is answered by
tbe fact tbat the Hauseatlc towns main
tained a great establishment called tbe
Steelyard in London. Tbe Steel Yard
merchants were mostly North Germans,
who would call tbe German thaler as it
was spelt, "dah-ler." Tbe same mer
chants occasioned the word sterling, an
abbreviation "esterling." As the Han-
seatic trade was particularly brisk on
tbe Baltic, and in Russia the standard
coins of the Hanse merchants were call
ed esterlings, and sterling came to mean
something genuine and desirable. Tbe
word dollar is the English for thaler,
the first of which was coined about 1486,
and corresponds quite closely to our
American silver dollar. Tbe word tha
ler means "coming from a dale or val
ley," the first dollars having been coined
in a Bohemian valley called Foachims-
tbaL It was under Charles V., tbe Em
peror of Germany. King of Spain and
Lord of Spanish America that the Ger
man thaler became the coin of tbe world.
Defending M. Powell by Circular.
Tbe Democratic Strte committee bave
sent out 100,000 circulars explaining
bow candidate Fowell happened to ride
on Thomas B. McCormick's pass on the
Hockino-Valley railway. Tbe explana
a is suostanuaiiy mat Mr. row en re
ceived tbe pass from a firm that employ
ed him on legal business, and tbat be
had no interest in trying to cheat tbe
railway company.
But the circular does not explain how
Mr. Powell came to tell the conductor
tbat his name was "McCormick," and to
insist upon it. Tbe circular says noth
ing about that whatever, although that
is the only important charge against
him. Any man might chance to receive
tbe wrong ticket or pass, but no man
with a proper sense of dignity and hon
or would deliberately assume an alias in
order to use such a pass. Mr. Powell
might be mistaken in receiving and of'
fering a pass belonging to another man,
but be could not be mistaken in his own
To a good many Democrats this epi
sode in Mr. Powell's career may seem
to be a matter of trifling consequence,
but upright, self-respecting men in all
paities realize tbat such an incident be
trays tbe real character of a man as ful
ly as a more demonstrative offense.
Tie fact that the state committee
prefers to meet the charge by a distri
bution of circulars instead of through
the newspapers, is significant. If Mr.
Powell bad any good defense if he
could truthfully say that he did not
steal another man's name ia order to
savia few dollars the committee would
be inly too glad to publish it in all tbe
nevspapers. Tbe situation is such that
tbe; are afraid of the newspapers.
Mvrineks tell us that there are some
parB of the sea where there is a strong
curent npon the surface going one way,
buttbat down in the depths there is a
stro g current running in the other di
recton. Two seas do not meet and in
terf re with one another ; but one stream
of vater on the surface is running in
one direction, and another below is
flowog from tbe opposite quarter. Now,
ben is a picture of Christian life; tbe
Cbrstian is like tbat. On tbe surface
then is a stream of heaviness rolling
witt dark waves; but down in the
dephs there is a strong undercurrent of
gres rejoicing that is flowing toward
Oib way to keep young is to associ-
ciatiwitb young people; and in general
it my be said that it is impossible to
retai one's youth without doing this.
Butt is easier said than done. Unless
yoman retain your interest in tbe
thins tbat please young people you will
notvant to associate with them nor
the.'with vju. There must be some
thiir in common something more than
the iere vague desire on your part to be
likebe young ones.
Democratic Toboggan Slide.
From the Louisville Commercial.
Apyramid whose hieroglyphice every
mosbock can read. Kentucky's Demo
crat: majorities for tbe past six years:
187. 62,510
1! 43,917
I 1880 42,754
J 1883 44.434
1884 34.839
! 1887.17.615
"1 is love that makes tbe world go
rouA," we are informed by tbe poets.
It ia somewhat notable fact tbat a
UmMl quantity of poor whisky will
proice the same effect.
Few will miss thee friend, when thou
For a month in dust baa lain,
Skillful hand and anxious brow.
Tongue of wisdom, busy brain;
All tbou wert shall be forgot.
And thy place shall know thee not.
Shadows from tbe bending trees
O'er thy lowly bead may puss;
Sighs from every wandering breeze
Stir tbe long, thick churchyard grass
Wilt thou heed tbem 7 No, tby sleep
Shall be dreamless, calm and deep.
Some sweet bird may sit and sing
. On tbe marble of thy tomb,
Soon to flit on joyous wing
From that place of death and gloom
On some Dow to warble clear;
But these songs thou shall not hear.
Some kind voice may sing thy praise.
Passing near tby place of rest;
Fcndly talk of other days,
- But no throb within thy breast
Shall respond to words of praise
Or old thoughts of other days.
Since so fleeting is thy name.
Talent, beauty, power and wit.
It were well tbat without shame
Thou in God's great book were writ;
There are in golden words to be
Graven for eternity. Good Words,
Grains of Gold.
Be cheerful. 'A light heart lives long,
A man should maintain bis integrity
at all times.
Spend less nervous energy each day
than you make.
Don't worry: 'Too swift arrives as
tardy as loo slow.
The truest end of a life is to know
the life that never ends.
It is easy to find reasons wby other
folks sbould be patient.
Avoid passion and excitement,
moment's anger may be fatal
A man should fear wben he enjoys
only what good be does publicly.
Pleasure is tbe flower that fades; re
membrance is tbe lasting perfume.
Tblnk only healthful thoughts. 'As
a man thinketh in bis heart, so is he.
Be persuaded that your only treasures
are those which you carry in your heart.
Purposes, like eggs, unless they be
batched into action, will run into decay
Don't carry tbe whole world on your
shoulders, far less the universe- Trust
the Eternal.
Next to God we are indebted to wo
men, first for life itself, and then for
making it worth having.
What sad faces one always sees in the
asylums for orphans I It is more ratal
to neglect tbe heart tban tbe bead.
A fool can ask more questions than a
wise man can answer; but a wise man
cannot ask more questions than be will
And a fool ready to answer.
We are all dependent upon one anoth
er in this world; we all have oar sunny
ana onr shadowy days, and we all, in
our turn, need sympathy and help.
Love, in its varied phases, can ac
quire purity or dignity only when guid
ed by an inward power over -ourselves
tbat is inself the very germ of virtue.
If yon would relish your food labor
for it; if you would enjoy your raiment
pay for it before you wear it; it you
would sleep soundly take a clear con
science to bed with you.
Paris is said to consume nearly fifty
tons of snails in a season.
John Allen, of Maine, who is 93 years
old, is attending bis 373d camp meeting
There are 35,000 newspapers in tbe
world, of which 15,000 are in tbe United
In the last 12 years the United States
has received 4,600,000 em grants from
tbe Old World.
The boys of Portchester, N. Y, have
a base ball ground provided for tbem
at tbe expense of tbe village.
The number of female physicians in
New York is now placed at 150, includ
mg many whose yearly Income is as
high as $10,000.
. A "prof essor of swimming," who ad
vertises to teacb tbe art in six lessons.
was rescued from drowning at a seaside
resort a few days ago.
Mme. Trelat left neaily all her prop.
erty about $400,000 to the Paris mu
n lei palit y to found a school for the
training of young girls in household du
A Rutland, Vt..paper states that John
Craig, who recently visited tbat place
weighs 800 pounds, and is the heaviest
man in tbat part of tbe country.
Chatham county, N. C, has a venera
ble mule tbat is known to be 57 years
old. He is described as looking "very
sage and moving with "the utmost de
A red-hot poker, which she thrust
down ber throat, was the extraordinary
Instrument of self-destruction selected
by a dissipated woman of Cbarlottetown,
N. C, recently.
The oleomargarine receipts are now
averaging $900 per day at tbe revenue
office In Cbicago,a!though this is tbe drll
season. Tbis indicates the manufacture
to be 47,000 pounds per day.
A paper beer bottle is to be tbe next
achievement in the bottle line. Ink.
paints, oils, and certain acids have for
some time past been put in paper bot
ties as being safer from breakage and
freezing than those made of glass.
There is said to be a man in Leadville,
Col- who can tell by the tingling sensa
tion in his Augers wben be walks over a
body of ore. He is a fine mineral de
tector. His powers are said to bave been
thoroughly tested, and be has earned
large sums by his peculiar gifts, but his
fondness for faro keeps mm poor.
More rascals are to be turned out
veteran soldier rascals. Eight-tenths of
tbe special pension examiners are ex
soldiers, many of tbem disabled by
wounds received in the service. Yet
of these men who happen to be Re
publicans are to be summarily dismiss
ed on or about the 9th of September.and
sweeping changes in the pension office
at Washington are to be made about the
same time. Gen. Black, commissioner
of pensions, is at enmity with tbe G. A.
It., and all clerks who belong to tbe or
ganization will be required to sling
their knapsacks and march within tne
next four weeks. Tbe pension bureau
is to be "reformed" into a Democratic
machine so reformed as to bring about
the nomination of Gen. Black for Vice
President on the Cleveland ticket in
1888. O. a Journal.
Lesson X of the International Series
(Third Quarter) for Sunday, Sept. 4.
Text of the Lesson, Matt. vi. 24-34.
Golden Text, I Peter v, 7.
V. 2H. No man, etc. It is important to
emphasize the idea that the service is that of
a slave, because this fact removes all ground
of doubt as to whether a man can really
serve two masters. A slave most give per
fect obedience; if he had two masters hi
service would be divided. Tbe aim here is to
enforce the duty of singleness of affection
toward God. Whatever claims our supreme
love is oar master; no man can really be a
slave to two distinct masters or to. two con
flicting interests. He will hate, etc. Hate
here, a often in Scripture, signifies to love
less; in this sense Jacob loved Rachel, but ha
bated Leah; in this sense God says, Jacob
have I loved, but Esao have I hated. He
cannot serve God, etc. He who gives his
heart to the world robs God; at the bottom
of every man's life we see that he has but one
controlling purpose, one dominating aim.
Mammon. This is an Aramaic word; it is
'applied to wealth or riches, but originally it
referred to trust or confidence; it is properly
used for wealth when it is a ground of hope
or trust, Markx, 24. Some bave said that
it is the name of a Syrian god which was an
object of worship, but this is extremely
doubtful. Milton represents Mammon as one
of the lost spirits, and has thai done much to
give tbe idea that hews an object of wor
ship by the Syrians, as Flatus was in the
Greek mythology. Under this name riches
are personified and placed in opposition to
God. Christ was not opposed to earthly
wealth: the beggar Lazarus is represented in
paradise as being in the bosom of Abraham
the rich man. But Christ did oppose giving
wealth or anything else ths place that belongs
to (rod alone.
V. 25. Therefore I saynnto yon. This is
very emphatic. I, your authoritative
teacher. Take no thought, etc. The word
thought has changed its meaning since our
common version was n ade; both Bacon and
Shakespeare use it i i the sense of undue
solicitude. The meaning here is, be not
anxiously carefuL Christ does not mean to
rebuke industry and to put a premium on
indolence. Is not the life, etc. Our great
teacher reasons from the greater to the less.
Shall not the giver of life also give appropri
ate supplies! Shall not the creator of the
body clothe and support it? Certainly life is
more than food. The interrogation here is a
strong form of affirmation.
V. 26. Behold the fowls of the air. We
now come to a passage of great literary
beauty ; it has received tbe hearty admiration
of the most careful critics, and it is as spirit
ually forceful as it is rhetorically beautiful.
Following the line of reasoning found in the
previous verse, Christ draws an argument
from God's care for all his creatures. This
course of reasoning goes to the end of the
thirtieth Terse.
In the twenty-sixth verse the argument
finds its confirmation in God's supply of food
for fowl or birds. The word fowl we now
restrict to edible birds, but in old English the
word was applied to birds in general. Here
it stands for a Greek word which means
winged or flying creatures. In Luke xii, 24,
we have the word "ravens." Doubtless it is
Intended here to include various kinds of
birds. Shall God feed them and not youf
Barns literally, store booses; although birds
neither sow nor reap, yet they build nests and
seek for food. Tbey follow their instincts.
So men are to do their duty, but they must
guard against undue anxiety.
V. 27. Which of your The question here
asked implies a strong negation. The weak
ness and helplessness of man are here empha
sized; on that account it becomes him as well
as the birds to trust God. Stature. Ths
word in Greek primarily means age; its
secondary meaning is stature. If we use the
word here in that sense the course of reason
ing is this: yon cannot add to your height;
you are entirely dependent upon God for
that; why then distrust your heavenly Father
about food! In John ix, 21, 23, the word is
used in speaking of tbe age of the blind man,
and in Hebrews xi, 11, it is used of the age of
Sarah. Perhaps here it ought to be trans
lated age; a cubit is tbe measure of the fore
arm from the elbow to the tip of the middle
finger, and, though a variable quantity, is
usually regarded as eighteen inches. No
doubt one may add something to his height
by obedience to law of health, but we are
disposed to think that the figure here is that
of life as a Journey; with that idea in mind
the addition of a cubit would be insignificant,
would be that thing which is least.'' If then
we cannot do that which is least, why have
fretting care about that which is greater? It
is the part alike of wisdom and piety to trust
God fully.
V. 28. Our Lord here passes from the food
of birds to tbe growth of the lilies; and the
argument increases in strength a he goes
from tbe animal to the vegetable creation.
Consider L a, regard attentively; this is an
intensive compound of the verb learn, learn
thoroughly. The lily was a common flower
In Palestine, found in various colors, red,
orange and yellow; its beauty and fragrance
are celebrated in Solomon's Song ii, 1, 16; v,
13; vi, 8, 3. Christ often saw these and other
flowers wben as a boy be climbed the hills in
the midst of which Nazareth lay. Toiling
and spinning may refer to work in general,
though they specifically suggest the treat
ment to which flax was subjected to furnish
clothing for man.
V. 29. Solomon in all his glory. There is
here probably an allusion to Solomon's en
forcing moral troth by figurative illustra
tion. Christ speaks thus authoritatively be
cause of the seeming improbability of the
statement. Solomon and bis reign were
typical of the splendor of an Asiatic monarch.
Christ loved beauty; there Is no piety in ug
liness as such. Christ knew history; with
tbe glory of Solomon's reign he was familiar.
But Solomon's splendor fades into insignifi
cance when compared with the beauty of tbe
humblest flower; at tbe pinnacle of his great
ness bis glory is surpassed by the beauty and
delicacy of on of these. This is very strik
ing. Solomon arrayed tbat is, drawn about,
or cast around, with clothing does not reach
in splendor, not all the flowers collectively.
but even one lily; tbe thought or one nower
as contrasted with all his glory is to be em
phasized. Why, then, doubt God? This is
our Lord method of reasoning.
V. 80- Grass herbage of all kinds. "If
here doe not suggest doubt; it is equivalent
to since; the argument is from the less to the
greater, and the Interrogative form adds to
it force. The brief existence of grass is sug
gested by the words today to-morrow; often
a strong south wind withers the grass in
Palestine in on day. Oven. One kind of
oven was made of earth and shaped like a
pitcher; in its open top a fir was made, and
baking was done by laying a past of flour
and water on the outside wben it was suffi
ciently heated. Sometimes ovens were made
by digging into tb ground and lining th
cavity with cement. Dried grass, sticks,
and indeed anything that would burn, were
Bed fuel, owing to tb scarcity of wood.
Shall he not Again tb argument b from
th less to the greater; if God so lavisbat
beauty on tbe flowers and grass, whose lift
is only for a brief period, shall he not providt
for his nobler, his immortal creatures!
Va 81-34. Such anxious though as is hen
rebuked is heathenish and sinful; such a lack
of faith as Is suggested in this thirty-first
verse is unworthy of God's children' Gentle
AU who ar not Jew. Tb heathen lira
for today; tbey are without hope, without
God; they have, therefor, nothing els foa
which to liv than earthly things; th sun
thing Is true of many who profess and oall
themselves Christiana They live for what
they ran eat and see; but it should not be sc
with God's true children, tbey should no!
seek for these thing with solicitude and Im
portunity, as the word here implies; there ii
something better to live for. As we see by
. 33, Christ's teachings are not wholly nega
tive as given in tbe preceding verses; with
this verse we come to the positive side. W
now see what we ought to week. The king
dom of God. This is to be sought first in
time and first in importance. Righteousness
hero is conformity to God's will. Seeking
this first, we seek earthly objects aright. The
thirty-fourth verse seems to be a summary oi
the teaching already given. The former ex
hortation is repeated with additional reason.
Undue care for to-morrow unfits for the
duties of today.
1. The man who gives any creature the first
place in his heart is an idolater. Tbat place
belongs to God. Every idol should be de
throned tbat Christ may be enthroned.
3. Having done our whole duty, we are to
depend on God for food and raiment and all
spiritual blessings.
3. Seek first in time and in Importance the
kingdom of God; then both worlds will be
yours. He who seeks only this world lose it
in its best meaning, and heaven also. Sunday
School World.
One the Crucifixions of Boyhood
Days—Hereditary Depravity.
One of the crucifixions of my boyhood day
was in the fact that I bad the dry nursing of
all sorts of "young "uns," as they were gener
ally termed. Every farmer that I worked
for seemed to have one of these specimens,
aged from 10 to 18 months.
If any proof is lacking as to the cause of
natural depravity, it could be found in tbe
breed I had to car for. Tbey were always
querulous, squalling, rapacious, intolerable.
Tha y were cruel, for they invariably scratched
tbe faces of those who attended tbem, clawed
the breasts that fed them, throttled dogs that
came within their reach, drew cats backward
by the tail, smashed, tore, and defaced every
thing which they were permitted to touch.
They were voracious as sharks, and preda
tory misers in the matter of property. Every
thing they had, everything they saw in the
possession of others, belonged of right, in
their estimate, to them. After getting '
through the vernacular as far as "a-goo, a
goo," their next step was "Mine! Mine!" Each
of them was Jay Gould from the start, and
wanted the earth.
Often when holding some (quailing bierup
tive brat, which, with clenched fist, cloud
and streaming eyes, red and puffed features,
legs and body as stiff a stone posts, yelled,
struggled and fought without the slightest
reason other than such as are to be found in
natural diabolism, did I wonder why there is
such a dislike of Herod the Great, who
showed himself to be a ruler of consummate
value, and whose only popular failure wa
the slaughter of the Bethlehemic babes.
I worked one summer for the wickedest
man in the county, who lived on the outskirts
of the hill country, who could neither read
nor write, and who generally gave utterance
to an oath or some atrocious blasphemy at
every breath. He had an infant about 15
months old, which I had to trundle and
coddle, and which I always believed was an
incarnate devfl. Long .before it oould say
"da da" it could utter with vim the expres
sion, "By Dodl" I remember even yet the
little wretch a he sat in a high chair at the
table, with a bullet head covered with red,
close curling hair, beady gray eye, thick
lips, flushed cheeks, and with chuckle of
glee would reiterate "By Dod! By Dod!"
It cause me no profound grief to say that
the father, having moved out of the vicinity,
was sent to the state's prison for grand
larceny. Poliuto in Chicago Times.
Identity of Mutilated Money.
I am often asked whether this or that piec
of mutilated money ia redeemable. It is safe
to say, nnless th money' identity is entirely
gone, that it is redeemable. In fact, one may
say tbat money in the shape of ashe can be
restored. It is a fact tbat after the Chicago
fire ashes were redeemed. It came about in
tbis way: It is customary in bank to do
money up in packages, say of $10,000 each,
and in the big fire of course hundred and
hundreds of these packages were reduced to
ashes. But the shape of Tne package re
mained, and wherever the package could be
sent on to Washington without crumbling
the ashes, the money wa sure to be replaced.
It was done by nimble fingered women in the
treasury department whose trained touch
and sight are wonderfully acute.
It is weJ known that th ashes of the news
paper if dampened will show traces of th
printing. So was ft with the bills. These
women would moisten the package of appar
ently useless ashes, and to tbeir experienced
eye the number and character of th bill
would at once appear as if they had touched
it with a magic wand. So thousands and
thousands of dollars were redeemed by then
patient women. A friend of mine, a country
merchant, afraid of banks, placed a large
sum of money in bills in a ston jar on a
shelf in his store, where be thought it would
be quite saf a When h went to look at it
one day some time after It wa a mass of
fragments. Mice had got into the jar and
chewed th bills into th minutest part.
Then they bad mixed them all up, and alto
gether it wa fearful looking mesa, He
sent a cigar box full of it to me. I forwarded
it to Washington, and what do yon think?
Out of the $1,143 originally lathe pile a hbtie
over $1,000 was redeemed, th part beyond
recall being only the mere fiber of th bill.
So the man lost only 1100 by his foolishness.
The reclamation of such money is don
entirely by women, whose patience especially
fits them for the monotonous work. Bank
President in Globe-Democrat,
Infatuated with Wagner's Music.
Judith Gautier became so infatuated with
Wagner's music that she went to Bayrenth to
live. There so used to dress in th garb of
Lohengrin and other Wagnerian opera tie
heroes, and strove In every way actually to
transform herself into one. So not only
wore the heroio costume, and listened by th
hour to tbe music connected with tbe heroio
part, but assumed th manner and speech of
the character into which h wished to be
transformed. More than that. 8he tried the
arts of witchcraft, and went through th most
outlandish rite. On on ocravloa, when ab
had been trying for two weak to torn her
self into Tristan, sh had a dream which tha
thought assured her success. In accordance
with what she saw in the dream, she went out
to a lonely spot at midnight, mixed a strange
kettle of broth over a fir and walked about
it for an hour chanting some of the line of
Tristan in th opera. Than the kettle upset
and scalded her foot, whereupon she nttared
a most nnheroie scream, limped away and
abandoned th whole business in deep dis
gust. Paris Cor. Chicago Tribune.
A Charity Concert in Paris.
Tb Pari cofrespondent of Th London
Daily Telegraph discovered bow differently
from London fashion thing ar ordered in
Franca, when with Mis Van Zandfs aid b
gave an entertainment at his horn ia th
French capital, a few week aao, for tb ben
efit of tb Opera Comiqo relief fond. In
London on ean give in his house a charity
concert for which ticket ar aold, without
th Interference of any police autborities.
Not so in Paris, Tb government, in various
forms and diver ways, is constant ia it at
tention, or at least demand them from yon.
You wish, for Instance, for th comfort of
your guest, to bar an awningovar tb side
walk in front of your boose. Ton most nrs
obtaia parmiaetoo, and twe special polioses.
will be detailed for service at tt awning at
yonrexpeus. Then, when yon ar about to
begin your littl show, repreaau tali tea of tbe
Society of Author and Composers aad of th
Publio Charities appear to watchjthrwipt,
upon which sack levies a tax, th first aasntd
according to an established and authorised
scale, th second according to rigid law.
It is poaaible to nvokl or at least to seour re
duction of either impost, but no snd aa cor
respondence and call Is necessary.

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