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VOL. XXL
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ofessional and Business Cards S3 00 a year.
<?iness notices in local column 10 cents per
for first insertion, and five cents for subse
it insertions.
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5. will be inserted till forbid, and charged
iccordingly.
business (Slcirhs,
iNiel Hall. C. B. Skinner.
HALL & SKINNER.
tornevs and Counselors at Law and Solici
in Chancery. Have a complete abstract of
records of all titles and incumbrances on
estate in Jefferson county. Office over Wis
■uu National Bank, at the former office of
os & Hall.
M iN. & F. A. BARBER.
vsiciaus and Surgeons, office, 1 door west of
H. Rohr’s, 2 floor. Office hours from Bto 12
M.
~W. C. SPALDING.
ieiau and Surgeon and Examing Surgeon
Pensions. Office over Bank of Watertown
ilding, up stairs.
Eugene Goeldner,
IgUp* BE2STTIST,
Second Door East of Post Officr, Watertown
is. Teeth extracted without pain. Artificial
oth inserted on gold, silver and rubber plates.
>eth tilled with gold and silver, and all work
arranted to give entire satisfaction.
HAMLIN & FORD,
atertown Lumber Yard. Lumber of every
ascription, Lath and shingles constantly on
ind and for sale at the lowest Market Price, at
ae Milwaukee Depot, Watertown. Wis.
A, GRITZNER.
ashionable Barber and Hair Dresser, shop in
tlick’s basement, on the Bridge, Watertown,
is. The best of Hair Dye used, warranted to
add color for eight weeks.
AUGUST WIGGENHORN,
Jeweler, has recently opened a Jewelry store
i Johnson’s blocK, corner Main and Ist streets,
•here he will keep constantly on hand a large
•ock of Watches. Clocks. Jewelry, Silver and
lated Ware. fcc. Particular attention i*aid to
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Ac., and
arranted to give satisfaction.
STRAW A MURPHY,
ra inters and dealers in Wall Paper, Window
nades, Paints, Oils, Varnish. Glass, Putty,
►rushes, &c. One door west of Wisconsin Na
tional Bank, Watertown.
The Royal
Is the only Machine made which runs either
orward or Backward, and continues to sew in
le same direction.
Has a Large Arm. and a Self-seiting Needle.
Is the only Machine which is entirely free from
rregular Cams, Cogs and Springs.
Has no holes to thread, either in the Machine
>r Shuttle, except the eye of the needle.
Is Simple; it cannot be put out of
s Light Banning and Easy Motioned: it can
>e run longer without fatigue than any other
Machine.
H. WOLLERiNG, Agent.
iimstchi mm.
Academic Department.
The Spring Term of this department
Jonday, March 28, and continues till the middle
>f June next. . „ ,
The studies pursued will be: All of the Lng
ish Branches, Grammar, Rhetoric and Litera
ture, German, French, Mathematics, Book-
Beeping, Natural Science. Ancient History,
English History, United States History and Civil
"eminent, Weekly Compositions and Com
__ .il Correspondence.
to the usual term wo~k, there will
iH reviews of the work done during the year;
tins making this term a most beneficial one to
il intending to qualify for teaching, or pasts the
eliminations m scientific schools.
n order to meet the wants of the city and the
surounding country, a Ladies’ Class has been
lomed. and added to this department. Special
ptns is taken in the education of the young
laies entrusted to our cure in this depaitmeut.
intrder to give them a thorough and practical
edcation in all or any of the above named
Jtuies. . , .
tudents intending to enter now, or at Easter,
trl please apply at an early date, either per
icallv or by letter to
A E ERNST, President, or to
T. SNYDER. t
§m3 Prof, of the English Language.
51.- <r>oA per day at home. Samples
LO worth $5 free. Address
■•on & Cos., Portland, Maine.
The ATLANTIC MONTHLY
FOR 1881.
Will contain
SERIAL STORIES
Bv Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, author of “The Gates
Ajar,” “The Silent Partner,” etc.. George P.
Lathrop, author of “A Study of Hawthorne; ’
W. H. Bishop, author of “Detmold:” W. D.
Howells, author of “The Lady of the Aroostook.”
“The Undiscovered Country;” and HenryJJames,
Jr., author of “The Americans,” “The Euro
peans,” etc.
SHORT STORIES AND SKETCHES
By Harriet Beecher Stowe, T. B. Aldrich, Sarah
0. Jewett, Constance Fenimore Woolson, Mark
Twain, Rose Terry Cooke, Ellen W. Olncy.
ESSAYS
On biographical, historical, and social subjects,
bv Goldwin Smith: Edward Everett Hale, on
the social, political, and religious life of the
world in the time of Christ; William M. Rossetti,
on “The Wives ofthe Poets;” John Fiske, on the
“Early Culture, Myths, and Folk-Lore of our
Aryan Ancestors;” Joseph Dugdnle, on “The
Relation of Society to Crime.”
TRAVEL SKETCHES
In Norway, by 11. H,, and by excellent writer
on other picturesque lauds and interesting peo
pie.
DISCUSSIONS OF LIVING QUES
TIONS.
In politics, education, industry, and religion,
bj persons specially qualified to treat them
tlioroughty and in an unpartisan spirit.
THE ATLANTIC CONTRIBUTORS
Include Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell,
Hale, w hippie, Howells, Aldrich, Stedmau,
James, Warner, Waring, Fiske, While, Scudder,
Bishop, Mark Twain, Mrs. Stowe, Miss Phelps;
H. H., Miss Jewett, Miss Lareom, Miss Preston,
Mrs. Cooke, Miss Woolson, Mrs. Thaxter, and
many others of the best American writers.
TERMS: $-1.00 a year, in advance, Postage free:
35cents a number. With superb life-size portrait
of Longfellow, Bryant. Whittier, Lowell, or
Holmes. ss.oo;|with two portraits. $6.00; with three
portraits, $7.00; with four portraits. $8.00: with
al 1 five portraits, $9.00,
j&tpTJtc numbers for November and December mil
be sent free to all New Subscribers who pay for The
Atlantic for 1881 before December 20.
Remittances should be made by money-order,
draft, or registered letter, to
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.
4 Park Street. Boston Mass.
F. TRZCINSKI
has removed his
Barber Shop arid Hair Store
TO
NARROW BLUE FRONT,
opposite his old stand, between Ist and 2d streets.
I beg to call the attention of ladies to my new
and extensive stock of hair goods, which has
just been replenished. Having now completed
arrangements for the manufacturing of all
kinds of hair goods, I feel confident that through
'.•.‘facilities I now possess, I am able to meet
vo t requirements at figures which I am positive
wd. gain your approbation. Strict attention is
paid to orders from snarled hair—ihis can be
rooted, which restores its lustre, beauty and
natural appearance; then it can be made up in
elegant new styles of hair goods and hair jewel
ry at the lowest prices. Heavy switches from
1. to $5.00 and above.
The Symptoms
of Liver Complaint are a bitter or bad taste in
the mouth; Pain in the Back, Sides or Joints,
often mistaken for Rheumatism, Sour Stom
ach, Loss of Appetite, Bowels alternately cos
tive and lax: Headache Loss of Memory, with
a painful sensation of having failed to do some
thing which ought to have been done; JDebll
iiy. Low Spirits, a thick, yellow appearance
of the Skin and Eyes, a dry Cough often mistak
en for consumption,
Sometimes many of there symptoms attend the
ditease, at others* very few; but the Liver, the
largest organ in the body, is generally the seat
of disease, and if not Regulated in time, great
suffering, wretchedness and Death will ensue.
AS AN UNFAILING SPECIFIC
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Bilious attacks, SICK HEADACHE, Colic, De
pression of Spirits. SOUR STOMACH, H art
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This justly celebrated medicine, Regulates the
Liver, promotes digestion, and fortifies the sys
tem against malarial.
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Sold bv all Druggists.
STATE OF WISCONSIN—
County Court for Jefferson County—ln
Probate.
Notice is hereby given that at a special term of
the County Court, to be held in and for said
county, at the office of the County Judge, in the
City of Jefferson, in said county, on the second
Tuesday of July next being July 12th, a. D. 1881,
at 1 o’clock in the afternoon, the following mat
ters will be heard and considered; The applica
tion of O. K. Coe for the appointment of adminis
trator of the estate of Pauline S. Coe, late of the
City of Watertown in said County, deceased.
Dated this 9th dav of June A. D. 1881.
HENRY COLONIES County Junge. 34w4
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I TCHER’S C ASTORIA is not
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uad destroys Worms*
WATERTOWN W IS.. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1881.
AMO I HER ABOUT TO SUE FOR
POSESSION OF HER OWN
CHILDREN.
St. Paul, Juno 22.—Mrs. Dodge, wife
of the late Ossian E. Dodge, the well
known musician and composer .vho has
just returned from England where she
went in search of her children, is here
to secure the preparation ot affidavits to
be used before the English Court of
Chancery in an application there pend
ing by Mrs. Dodge for her children and
eventually for their custody and con
trol. Over one hundred affidavits it is
reported, have been taken the purport
of which is to deny the allegations and
insinuations made by the late Ossian E.
Dodge, just before his death, in which
he is reported to have made out a prima
facie case against his wife for unchastity
and immoral conduct, which paper he is
further reported to have submitted to the
court with the request that his wite.
should she make a separation should
never be allowed to see them. In 1873
Dodge separated from his wife, but pend
ing the divorce suit secured a reconcilia
tion which was effected. They were
seen together and apparently lived hap
pily, and after Dodge had induced her
to sign deeds for all the property, which
was considerable, placing it all in his
control, he suddenly disappeared, taking
taking the two children and the proper
ty. He went to England, and left the
children and the property in the hands
of friends, with the distinct understand
ing that the mother was not to be allow
ed to see them. Her business is primari
ly to get evidence to be admitted to the
English Court of Chancery,, showing
that she is a competent person to take
charge of the children. They are now
in the hands of chancery and she is
seeking to prove that she is a proper per
son to take charge of them. H. W.
Finley, of Washin ton notoriety, was
mixed up in the former suit.
A Masonic Mystery.—New York,
June 21.—A special from Batavia says:
This town is filled with excitement over
the discovery of what are believed to be
the remains of William Morgan, the
man who betrayed the secrets of the
Free Masons fifty-five years ago, and
was abducted and made away with,
about eleven miles west of Batavia in
Genesee county in the town of Pembroke
and it is in this place that the bones
were found. The bones had been cover
ed with thick layers of rock and dirt
and it was quite evident that the per
sons who had deposited the body in its rest
ing place intended it should be well
concealed. Thorough search was begun,
carefully removing the.bones from their i
position. The workmen gathered up
the dirt in their hands and sifted it
through their fingers. After some time
their efforts were rewarded by the find
ing of a silver ring which was found to
bear the monogram “W. M.” Search
was continued and soon an object of
much greater significance was discover
ed. This was a small tin box resem
bling a tobacco box, which was so thor
oughly eaten away by its long burial
that it dropped to pieces as it was raised.
In this box was found a manuscript, the
writing of which was scarcely legible,
although some of the words could be
read by the unaided eye. The crumplod
paper was placed under a microscope.
Under the glass the words; “Masons.”
“liar,” “prison,” “kill,” and the full
name of “Henry Brown” were plainly
visible. At the time of Morgan's disap
pearane Henry Brown was a lawyer in
this town and a prominent mason.
Setting Out Strawberries.— The
best time for setting out strawberries is
the last of August, or early September.
Currants, gooseberries and rasberries are
best planted in the spring. The most
popular strawberries are Wilson's Albany
Triomphe de Gand, Jucunda, Monarch
of the West, Champion, Sharpness, Cres
cent Seedling and Cumberland. The
four last named are new, but very promis
ing, and all will thrive on a clay soil.
The best currant is Versailles; the old red
Dutch, with good cultivation is excellent;
the white grape is a good variety; cherry
currant is large, but a poor yielder. There
is no gooseberry which will stand our hot
summers without wildering. The Eng
lish varieties are the worst in this respect.
A good American variety is Houghton’s
seedling. Of raspberries, the Philadel
phia, Clark, Antwerp, and Highland
Hardy, all American varieties, are good
but need laying down in the winter for
protection.
Gospel Truth, —He that is surety
for a stranger, shall smart for it. But
He that trusteth in Spring Blossom for
liver kidney, and complaints of a like
tendency shall never be disappointed,
price 50* cents, trial bottles 10 cents.
Sarah Bernhards, after playing for a
fortnight at the Gaiety Theater, London,
will go with Mr Myer’s company to Brigh
ton and also through Scotland and Ire
and. She will then make a grand tour
through the whole of Europe, except
Prussia. She declares that on no consid
eration will she return to the Coraedie
Francaise.
A Renovating Remedy. —ls to be
found in Burdock Blood Bitters, As au
antidote for sickjheadache, female weak
ness, biliousness, indigestion, constipa
tion, and other diseases of a .kindred na
ture these bitters are invaluable.
Price $l.OO, trial size 10 cents.
Owls are of immense sevice as vermin
destroyers. An English game-keeper
found an owl’s nest with one young bird
in it. Revisited it for thirty consecutive
mornings, and in that time removed from
it 105 rats, 49 mice 11 show mice, 2 rob
ins and one sparrow. This was, and well
it might have been, over and above what
the owl’s consumption demanded.
IRELAND’S SALVATION.
London, June 21.—Recent editorials
in American papers on the necessity of
legislative independence of Ireland * and
the establishment of a grand imperial
parliament, including representatives
from Australia, Cana la, the Cape, Ireland
and Scotland, attract much attention in
political circles, especially among the
Irish members of all shades of opinion;
for on this point the majority of Irishmen
are agreed. These editorials, express, so
fur as the cable informs us, the ultimate
aim of the Irish agitators, though hither
to they have been almost altogether si
lent on the subject, at least in Parliament
They have thought first of getting the
land bill and afterward of raising the
more serious question, jnstly enough, per
haps that if the greater question came up
for discussion, the land hill was to have
little chance of careful consideration and
that this vexed question is better settled
before than afteTTire change.
The suggestion ha been discussed by
the Home Rulers that the campaign for
legislative independence should be
opened immediately by having Justin
McCarthy embody his views on the
subject in a pamphlet for broadcast dis
tribution. Justin McCarthy highly
approves of the proposed plan of confed
eration, and would be prepared to accept
it. Many Irishmen would prefer it to
independence because while it would
guarantee home rule to the fullest extent
and afford a wider scope to the intellect
ual classes by permitting them to take
part in the good government of a vast
empire. Mr. McCarthy thinks the
scheme would soon strengthen and con
solidate the empire, which in case of
war with any strong maritime power,
would undergo a great strain. Ho con
siders that public opinion in England is
becoming more favorable to some solu
tion, looking to the relief of Parliament
from the work of local legisltaion. Mr.
O’Kelly expressed himself in a similar
strain, lie thinks the scheme proposed
would probably content Ireland and
solve the Irish question.
O'Donnell writes as follows: “These
articles express and explain the pro
gramme of reconciliation between Ire
land and the British empire which I have
sought for years to advocate without
much more success than getting de
nounced as an imperialist, though above
all things, I am an Irish nationalist.”
Mr. Parnell with whom I conversed
to-night in the smoking room of the ;
House of Commons, thinks that the pro- :
jeet of confederation of England and
her dependencies is a practicable one, >
Out says; “1 doubt much whether the
colonies would consent to a union of the
kind, because it would certainly entail a :
contribution from them to the imperial
revenue.”
South Carolina Tissue Ballots. —
In this morning’s issue the News and
Courier i&mad because some of the news
papers in the North have been twitting
it with demanding honest elections
when elections are over, but advocating
fraud whenever elections are to be held.
Can anything be more hypocritical than
the pretense of the News and Courier
that such a charge is false? Docs not
everybody in South Carolina know that
the tissue ballots used in 1878 were con
ceived by F. W. Dawson and printed in
the job office of the News and Courier?
If there is any doubt in the mind of any
one about those tissue tickets being
printed by the News and Courier, let the
doubter refer to to the testimony of Mr.
W. L. Dagget before the Teller Commit
tee. That the News and Courier still ap
proves of tie use of tissue tickets, not
withstanding its endeavors to convince
tht Northern press of its change of heart,
we need only mention the fact that
thousands of little tissue tickets, with
Mr. Dibbles name thereon, w'ere printed
at the office of the New r s and Courier for
use in the recent election in case any
attempt had been made to elect Mr.
Mackey or any one else but the ring can
didate. In addition to the printing of
of tissue tickets, every Democrat in
Charleston remembers the pasteboard
ballots printed by the News and Courier
for the purpose of stuffing the ballot-box
es in the interest of Courtenay at the
last municipal election. —Charleston
(S. C.)Mercury, June 16.
Susan B. Anthony’s Gains. —Susan
B. Anthony said recently in reply to the
question “What have you accomplished
by your work for woman suffrage?”
“Well, I should say we had accom
plished a great deal. Since the beginning
of the women suffrage agitation thirty
years ago we have gained school suffrage
in twelve states: law, theology and medi
cine—all the professions have been
thrown open to us; all the western colleges
and uuiversites admit women: there are
in this country one thousand licensed fe
male doctors; there are fifty female law
yers, and women are allowed to practice
in the Supreme court of the United States,
although a number of states still shut us
out; there are forty female ministers in
the Universalist church alone, while hun
dreds of licensed female preachers are in
the Methodist church, doing the best kind
of revival work. Thirty years ago
women could only sew, cook and teach.
Now not a trade hardly but has women
in it. Women are managers of large
stores and business, and manage great
farms w r ith success. Why, the largest
farm in one county of Illinois is owned
and managed by a woman. Your east
ern people ought to go west and see how
women are getting along with only a few
of their rights.”
Certificate. —“I have used Burdock
Blood Bitters with great benefit for indi
gestion and constipation of the bowels.”
Price $l.OO, trial size 10 cents.
C. L. Easton,
“Hamilton, Ont,”
SENATOR .TIM FAIR, OF NEVADA.
It is a curious circumstances that all
four of the bonanza people are Irishmen
by birth—three Roman Catholics, while
| Fair is so much of a Protestant as to be
S called an Orangeman. It is remarkable,
by the way, how many of the mine-own
ers and mine Superintendents are frish
j men. In more than two-thirds of the
; mines on the Pacific coast the Superin
f teudent or his first assistant hails from
■ the land of O’Connell and Parnell, and
i they are generally faithful if not ultra
{ pious Roman Catholics. The wholesale
i houses on the Pacific coast are in the
hands of the Jews. Americans are the
1 politicians, the lawyers, the railroad men
and the speculators. Although the best
known millionaires are Americans, it is
nevertheless true that more than half of
tiie wealth ofthe Pacific coast is in the
hands of Irish Roman Catholics and Jews
The Irish spend their money freely and
do not make good speculators, but they
more than make up for it by their apti
tude for practical mining. James G. Fair
was born at Clougher, Tyrone county,
Ireland, in December, 1831. He came
to this country in 1843, attended school
at Geneva, 111., where some of his family
i still live. He was an original ’49er. In
i that year he was at work at Long Bar,
| Feather river, Cal. He did not find £it
profitable, so he turned his attention to
quartz mining. His firt assay was at
Angels, Calaveras county. He soon
ranked high as a good judge of mines
and as an operator. In 1855 he became
Superintendent of the Opher mine, and
in 1857 the Hale and Norcross mine came
under his direction. It was the latter
that gave Fair his start in the world.
Soon after he made a lucky guess. He
surmised that certain ground might con
tain a great deal of rich ore. With the
help of Flood he secured the claim, since
grown so famous throughout the world as
the Consolidated Virginia and California
mines. Senator Fair owns several acres
of land in San Francisco and is the own
er of a residence in Menlo Park, which is
said to have cost $1,000,000. He has a
wife and four children. Living so much
under ground in an unatural atmosphere,
he has been troubled with rheumatism
and throat disease, and once took a trip
to Japan for his health. Fair is not so
rich as either Mackey or Flood, for his
possessions represent actual money taken
from the mines rather than profits made
on the H ck[exchange. Senator Fair is a
Democrat in politics, but he is on the
pleasantest personal terms with his as
sociate, Senator Jones who is a Repub
lican.—Hour.
The New Jerusalem. —New ideas
are working in Palestine. Anew city is
going up on the west side of Jerusalem,
outside of the gates. Along the turnpike
to Jaffa runs the telegraph wire, and on
the plains of Sharon stands the large
“Jewish Agricultural College,” surround
ed by a model farm and thrifty nurseries.
Bethlehem is a thriving town—largely it
is nomenally Christian—and it carries on
extensive manufactures in mother-of
pearl. The Bethlehemites brought back
from our Centennial exhibition at Phila
delphia about seventy thousand dollars
as the net profit of the sale of their beau
tiful wares. If Palestine were only de
livered from the tyranny of the sultan,
or were ruled by such a man as Pasha
Roulff (the governor of Jerusalem), it
would rise rapidly into anew era of
economic progress. The sultan’s touch
and tread are death.— Rev. Theodore L.
Ctii/ler in the Evangelist.
Jeff Davis on Lincoln and Him
self.—A report of a recent interview
with Jefferson Davis, printed in the Port
Huron (Mich.) Commercial, contains the
following:
“One story was to the effect that about
the time of the conference at Hampton
Eo ids Mr. Lincoln had in some manner
conveyed an intimation to Mr. Davis that
the North would be willing to pay $400,-
000,000 for the liberation of the slaves,
on condition that the Southern States
would undo the act of secession. This
story Mr. Davis was emphatic in pro
nouncing entirely unreasonable. “I al
ways respected and admired Mr, Lincoln,’
he said. ‘He was a wise man and a good
man; he understood the law, and
he knew that under no authority given
him to make such an offer. Neither
would it have been in my power to ac
cept it.’
“In the course of the conversation Mr.
Davis was asked, in relation to the propo
sitions that have been made from time to
time to elect him as Senator from Missis
sippi, if he had ever given encouragement
to such a scheme. ‘All the people of the
State were willing,’ said Mr. Davis, with
the air of one who felt sure of the fidelity
of his friends. T believe I was the only
man who objected. You should remem
ber that I wrote a letter positively declin
ing, That letter was published. It is
of record. It belongs to the past. I am
a private citizen how, and feel that the
past should be let alone. lam willing to
abide by the record,’ ”
Garfield’s Uncle Killed.—Cleve
land, Ohio, June 22. —Shortly after 3
o’clock this afternoon, as an eastern
bound train on the New York, Pennsly
vania & Ohio railway was about twelve
miles from here, it struck a buggy in
which were riding Thomas Garfield an
uncle to President Garfield, and Mrs.
Alonzo Arnold, sister of Dr. Boynton,
who is a cousin to the President. Thom
as was instantly killed and Mrs.
Arnold’s skull so badly fractured that
her life is despaired of. The buggy was
dragged ftbout two hundred feet before
the train stopped. Mr. Garfield was 80
years old, and leaves seven children.
President Garfield and Dr. Boynton were
telegraphed to at Long Branch.
CURIOUS CENSUS STATISTICS.
The geographer of the census bureau
lias prepared statistical tables showing
some curious facts concerning the dis
tribution of population, and with refer
ence to the annual rainfall of the grow
ing period of ten years. The extreme
range of rainfall in the country is from
0 to 15 inches, which latter extreme has
been reached it is reported, in an excep
tional year in the neighborhood of
Puget Sound, Washington Territory.
The heaviest population is in the three
classes between 35 to 50 inches, which
comprise 71 69-100 per cent, of the total
populaion of the country, while the
classes between 30 and 60 inches com
prise more than 9-10 of the population,
or 92 2-10 per cent.
The densest settlement is the class 45
to 50, which also contains the greatest
absolute population. In this class also
is the greatest absolute increase in densi
ty-
The average annual rainfall upon the
surface of the United States, exclusive of
Alaska, is approximately 29 inches.
In regard to distribution of population
with respect to rainfall, more than five
eights of the population are in one class,
from 20 to 25 inches, while four-fifths of
the two classes between 20 and 30 inches
adding the class 15 to 20 inches, to the
above make nearly 95 per cent of the to
tal population between 15 and 30 inches.
The average rainfall for the spring and
summer months on the surface of the
country is, approximately, 17 inches.
In 1870 the average rainfall, considering
population and not area, is 23 3-10',inches,
which has dec reused during the de
cade from 1870 to 1880, from the west
ward movement of population, to 22 9-10
inches.
The Bible Revision.—Washington,
—June 22.—1n the commencement of
the Virginia Theological Seminary near
Washington to-day Bishop Lee, of Dela
ware w’ho was one of the American revis
ors of the New Testament, denied the
story that the Americans were not prop
erly treated by the English revisors.
He said that the American committee
claimed that they were co-revisors, not
merely advisers and that this was organ
ized, and that in many instances the
views and decisions of the Americans
accepted by the English re visors. Bishop
Lee said the revisors had no apology to
make for their work, that they had done
it faithfully and are satisfied that in time
the revised New Testament will be gener
ally appreciated by all Episcopalians.
Dr. Packard, Dean of the Seminary, who
was also one of the American revisors,
said that the American commission ar e
hard at work now on the Book of Job,
that they meet in Rochester, July sth, to
compare notes and reduce differences.
He believes that the revision of the old
testament will be published within two
years and that there will be very many
important changes in it.
Sowing and reaping. —When a
young lady hems handkerchiefs for a
rich bachelor, she sews that she may
reap. When seeds of disease are plant
ed through over indulgence, you can
prevent the undertaker from reaping the
benefit by using Spring Blossom, price
50 cents, trial bottles 10 cents.
ECCENTRIC WASHERWOMEN.
The Mexican women, like their most
remote ancestresses, presist in washing
on a stone —“losa de lavadera” on their
knees at the side of a stream, or if at
home, still in the same positions on the
the identical stone slab, with cold water
and a very little soap—often with only a
saponaceous herb called “zacate” and
they rinse in a wee bit of a “bates,”
which is little else than a small “dug-out”
or rude tub. Owing to this slow process
every family of four or five persons must
have two or three laundresses, and even
then it is difficult to get clothes returned
under two or three weeks. In fact, the
women of the lower class seem to have
no idea of the lapse of time, for they stop
a dozen times a day to smoke and gossip,
yet they are. after ail, good, harmless
souls. Mexican families who have been
in the United States and American col
onists als r have bought tubs, washboards
and even had washing machines bought
here, but to no purpose. These Aztec
women detest the “modern helps” quite
as heartily as they do the long-hankled
“Yankee broom.” As to punctuality—
why these laundresses have no idea what
it means. For example, an American
(they impose more on us than on their
own people) may give a washerwoman
his linens. Three or four weeks may
elapse and it is not re'aimed. He fancies
it has been stolen. Not at all. The vic|
tim will on investigation find that the
laundress, having been invited to a chris
tening, a dance or a bull-fight has pawned
his clothing to get money to buy finery
for the festive occassiou. If Mr. A.’s lin
en suffers this fate he need not be alarm
ed; patience alone is necessary. The
woman will then pledge Mr. B.’s clothing
and redeem Mr. A. t s from the pawnshop
until she has earned enough to come out
square with all her customers. I heard
of a case where the laundress loaned the
clothes of an American to a family in
which there was a case of small-pox that
the mother might paw-n them to get med
icine for a sick child. —Correspondence
o f the New York World.
Honorable Mention.—Of ail the
remedies on earth that may well claim
attention Dr. Thomas’ Eclectric-Oil com
mands especial mention. For wondrous
power to cure disease, its fame there’s
none can throttle. Its merits are not in
the puff, but are inside the bottle.
Rheumatism, neuralgia, sore throat,
asthma, bronchitis, diphtheria, etc. are
all cured by Thomas’ Eclectric Oil.
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