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PUBLIC LEDGER,
Office: 13 MadiMn Street.
M1HK VITMC LKDiiLR IS riBLLMIKD
i rrrry afternoon, except Sunday, at to.
Madisoe tret.
The Pi-blhj LanOM U eTvd to city sub
scribers hv faithful carrier at TEN CENTS
I'KR n KKK, payable weekly to tho earners,
liv mail (in mvaneci: One year, K, one
noma, 50 cents. Ftx;e rre. .
Now sdoalcrs supplied at I cent por copy.
Weekly Public Ledger,
Published every Tuesday at fl per annum (in
advance). INmtJHfe l"r.
Communications upon aubjecta of general
interest to the pirblio ara at all times accept
able.
Rejected manuscript wilu not be returned.
RATES OF ADVERTISING IN DAILY:
First insertion, : !
Subsequent insertions,
Korone week, : :
Kor two weeks, : ;
for three weeks, t :
For une month. :
Kaon additional square,
fl 00 per square
6 "
S00 " "
4 0 " "
8 CO " "
6 00 " "
4 00 " "
HATES OP ADVERTISING IN WEEKLY :
First insertion, ! - ; i $1 00 per aquare
Subsequent insertion), : 50 " "
Displayed advertisement will be charged
according to the rAC occupied, at above
rates there being twelve lines if aolid type to
the inch.
Eight lines of nonpareil, solid, constitutes
a, square.
To regular advertisers we offer superior in
ducement, both as to rates of charges and
manner of displaying their favors.
Notices in local column inserted for twenty
cent per line for each insertion.
Notice of deaths and marriages, twenty
cent por line.
All bills fur advertising are due when con
tracted and payable on demand.
All letters, whether upon business or other
wise, iuuH be addressed to
E. WHITMORE,
1 Pablisher and Proprietor.
WeInd Evening, Jan. 22, 1879.
GREENBACKS AND GOLD.
Letter from Wendell Phillips What the
Greenback Conference Wanted.
Boston. January 11, 1S79. To the
Editor of the New York Herald : A
few days ago you published some re
marks I made at the Greenback con
ference in this city. The report was
oorrect as tar as it went, but nnpor
feet.
Allow me to state my views a little
more definitely.
I thiuk the Greenback partv or the
new finance party has been tlius far
uniformly victorious and has gained
everything it has asked.
First That party demanded the re
monetization of silver. It is done
and the step is not likely to be revers
ed. Second We claimed that the green
back should not be destroyed, but be
reissued. The secretary ot the trcas
ury, who was in his usual chronic state
of perplexity and bewilderment, glad
Iv submitted to this comimlxioii: in
deed welcomed our victory. Thus the
tlerided "raff" the "dishonored raj'
is the national currency to-day and
likely to remain so.
nn i 1IT- 1 .i i, .i
iinra we asserted mat u tnc
greenbacks were made receivable at
the custom -bouse and for all debts
due the government, coin and green
backs would be etpial in ninety days,
aud that this was the proper stop to
be taken.
For this we begged, argued and pe
titioned three years ago. Then we got
no attention. Now the secretary, with
out law or authority, has ordered this
step to be taken, and congress is about
to sanction what he illegally did
Without this step resumption would
be impossible, or extremely daneerous
if possible. Without this help re
sumption would be a failure. When,
in March, lHTfJ, I argued for such a
Ktop before the Boston board of trade,
the .Solomons of that body held up
their hands in holy horror, insisting
that the government waa pledged tn
the public creditor to demand its dis
join iu coin.
It was very convenient to dodge a
plarueible excuse but one easily fur
liotteu the moment the government i
needed the help of such a measure a
T .l Tl. ..!...!,. .!. ...
tional creditor u , is binding to-day as
it wa in March, 17G, But the men
who sercsmed themselves hoarse in !
vin!! talk about tho green ba;k as n I
dishonored note now clamor that th.i
.-..vprnn.r.nr. thill brook it. t.UI.
its creditor by receivin greenbacks !
at the custom-house ! ,,vUn I gaid !
I would die a bachelor." cried Bene- i
diet, "I did not think I ahould live !
until I wf re married." When I .aid
1 would He a hard mnniy man. ex -1
claims Sherman, I
tdiould live to owe
greenbacks.
did
my
not think I
salvation to
With these three
vietotlcii behind
... , ' ..... ....
, ui c iiuw auiaiu-f m me lien uui- ,. v i i .
work of the uemv. In the future, m i eV('r jn-nana it ovcr-hcre s
in the past, the true Hiry is to attack vri:.s,,,',,ey ... . , .
one thing at a tim. to pledge the!. tMWhain t a wor.1 of writ-
movement to only one claim at a time 1 1"?.,1rl m a,n- ,
Tho iwonle can attend to r.iJ.- ..npi,-: .'- Pvc me the letter-now
sue at a tune.
hvery unnecessary
word in a platform robs it of voter.
by the thousand. The next pniut I..
attack is bank issues of ,.nrr,.rw.
Put only one line on our fl.g-" N d'ncr- , ,
State or National Banks of' Issue." I 1,1 400UV"';t' seconds the woman
Let the government usue all the cur : f"e out, looked up and down the
rencv the nation uses. This claim-1 HtriV a,,d the V"u around her
that'the nation shall resume it, ..vr-1 !,'.,1ou" wa." ','ot ha'T' ai,J, P1,,cc'f"1
cignty over the currencv. and i j .V'0 '",y ''ad se'.'".,c,1 t .,,,"ub.t that
r-hure it, as hwetofore, with private tl,1,,rc "f writing inside tho cn
corporations ii debated to-dav and y6'"!10- .but WH ',0f le prepared
well received in KngUJ. All com- to ki,r 11 a".d "Pnnted doc
mercial nations must see ' jinpor-1 "'"f".1 c!'iinenciiig : 'Vlihrcas de
tance and all free nations its necc-iv. j '-'ult ,lav,n l't'VI ",ade 111 ' ,e "
Let journals and conventions dis- tlon" .f " l''!1Staln "'"rtgage, etc. She
i:itss all points as freely as they please I .Vi . 1,I0'd,a.n,jlh(;r interview with
bonds or no bonds; demonetization' ,c k"1, , this meets his eye he will
of gold and of all coin ; funding the I l''ca?0.c i bol(,c"l 1,10 h10lir of 8 "d
debt or paring it in greenbacks, and I 7 0 cl0('.k a-when he feels the
all methods of regulating the amount ,,' .-f
01 currency: out let the partytl,c
movement' be responsible for
response 0 ior only
this one claim, an exclusive national
currency. When that step is gained
we will rally 011 the next- Planted
now on this one issue, we shall not
wait long for victory. But tho mo
ment that point is gained the Bc()ub
ll I; r "Tni. TL ,!
p '
good people remember this, my proph-
t-y, ana v nen a lew years hence, they
hear the
IouU party boasts 0 what
wonuors iney nave Uimi am
t . 1. - 1 ,
1. ." 1 1 ,
how
mucu wc owe uiein, it will ne scon
f nrophesied truly as to their so I'-con-
cait and adroit pretense ot being them-
reives victorious, wnue tncy have
only been slviy stealing tue measures
and principles they have all along de-
nounced. Wendell Phillips,
' lue bcicntihc American lias Just
discovered a now substance called
urauino, a single grain of which will
eolor thjw hundred gallons of water.
This will bo glorious news to ths
makers of circus lompnsdc. Koek
Jsnd Courier.
What The j Say Ahont It.
About the hard times the bot hu
Chinesj nays " Melican man buy too
mucheo and no javoe." Uis nomad
brother of the forest and prairie puts
it, "pale face buy heap, big heap,
ugh ! ' The civilized citizen says "wo
spend too much for developing the
resources of the country," as tho vapid
cant phrase is; have too much rail
road, too much brown-stone with Man
sard; too much vox populi in congress,
too much fast civilization, too much
Paris, too much art and diletantei.sm,
too much shoddy, too much tax, too
much law for the amount of money, a
great deal too much opinion of our
selves, with credulity enough to chain
an earthquake; besides too much of
to-day and too little of to-morrow. In
a word, " too fast " epigrams the whole
tale. With us, male and female, we
have made but a tdight acquaintance
with true economy. What we call
economy is stopping at the bung
and giving the spiggot a free
ticket. That is economy onlv
which is prudent in most things and
spends unnecessarily or foolishly
nothing. No matter what your neigh
bor mav do or buy: his purse may be
longer, his wits daft, his account over- i
drawn or soon will be, or somethina
worse to happen him. The best guide
for spending will be your necessary
wants prudently served after care
fully consulting your purse. In pros
perous times most of us are apt to be
a little free if not fast in our outlays.
In times like the present, to avoid
want and suffering, we must applv the
breaks and hold up. or we mav soon
be brought face to face with that
which we would most avoid. We
must deny ourselves frivolous gratifi
cations and pleasures, which not only
consume our sparse substance, but in
the end change a pleasant life for a
dreary one. Let us but do of all
these what we can, and with but
little effort and less sacrifice, standing
solid upon our own perhaps humbler,
andlike as not honester, condition ;
ever working dutifully, kicking
shoddy pride out into the gutter, lov
ing our Creator and forgetting nut to
remember the commandments. This
done, and in the manner of tt. Paul
giving our own a hearty and holy
facial salutation, we are prepared to
walk forth in the pride ana glory of a
greater strength, "conquering and to
conquer." F. 8. L.
ABOtT TO 81 RRENDKM.
The corporate government of Mem
phis, after an active and honorable
existence of near three score years, is
about laying itself down to die, as the
only propitiation in sight -for all its
past sins. Confessedly and notorious
ly as well as legally, having no soul to
be saved, funeral pageants and the
usual round of civic eulogies may
probably not take place, as the mori
bund functionaries will be puz
zled to find either cash sufficient in
the city coffers to pay the expenses, or
law. gospel or precedent to justify
such overt expression of their pro
found sorrow. But "ic transit glo
ria mundi." And now, farewell Old
Corp., if you're going sure enough.
May your bones bo laid softly, silent
ly and reverently, where bonds ai;d
mandamuses .are unknown forever!
For it is they that have worried the
life out of you, and sorely distressed
and brought to much grief the large
and notable constituency comprising
your representative household.
F. S. Ii.
HllllV I, IK. MlSJ.
Boy Wanted.
Petroit Free Pro.
A few mornings since a lady living
on Clifford street answered the' bell to
find a bulky boy with an innocent face
and peach-colored cars standing on
the steps. He explained that he
wanted to see her husband, and she
answered that her husband had left
for his office.
' I'm the boy who sweeps out all the
offices where he is," said the boy, as
he backed down the steps, " and this
morning I found a letter in the big
scrap sack."
W ell, you can leave it," she re-
!',?'
,
I guess I hadn't better." lie
half whispered, as he showed the
small pink envelope.
i " Boy that is boy, let me see that
II.. lift
'oi'er : me said, as slie advanced
and extflll(jed her hand,
t""ouljln 1 w zactly right.
",a am! caus0 1 know ba d Kin ,,,e
VKi , . , . .
r u Per' ,bo
i'or the aollar bill left her to buy
coffee and tea, " you take this, give me
, the letter and don t say a word to Mr.
about find'ES it-"
-V .1.. 'il l ..' , -
i uon i oeneve u s mucn ot a
let-
iter, he remarked.
I ' Ji . . . i ....
S"'1 T witn peaen-coli-red ears
new down tho slfoet like a cannibal
Appcaan,.. i.idie-t tl..
,- u the Mai.L.si.11 )
ias been smoothed over for iIia nri
: . .i v
cut, and that Misn Haulk will com
plete her contract. The lady herself
now authorizes tho announcement that
she is betrothed to the Chovalicr
f.rnst Von Hesse W artig. the An
I14" ntlcHan wl.o has ailended her
' foosKvtiy since nor departure from
Kurop. aud vta soli,. itudn L 1 ;.
u,iorcH .faould not rccciv- tl... .."m
,l,ni,r ;j..i;,. l. j '.
f-ftni.u. ouaiiviiiivii ua'i muc 1 10
do with her actiou Woducsiay uigbt
in leavinrr llavnrlv'a Tlu.jir I'l.
Mory, tho American nculptor, who
live iu Home, lues to consider him
selt an an Italian. In his studio he
j has many nightingales, which sing
i among his marbles", lie works late
jinto tho Italian twilight. At homo
he rests himself on a sofa fW dinnor
while his wife reads to him uutil mid
nighta tims when he goes to his own
V , , u p"us to uiuijeir uuui
Y noi.. In me morning. torj was
born rich, and he has never had anv
trouble about money
OWl SERIAL LETTER. I
i
Something About Salvador, Its People '
and Products. '
Cuiitrlhuted to the Poblio Lcilgfr.l
On the morning of April 23 we had
reached the confines of the city of San
Miguel. Many. unusual objects now
presented themselves, which betoken
ed a section of no mean advancements
in civilization. Tho first unusual sight
was the appearance of a bridge, which
spanned the Hio San Miguel. This
was a novel structure, if wo consider
the entire absence of such a conveni
ence in every other part of the country
through which we had passed, of over
250 miles and stranger still, the
bridge was constructed of iron, con
veyed from the sea coast on the backs
of mules. Klegant plantations, well
inclosed, now also opened before the
gaze, and an occasional vehicle, an
actual buggy sped by us. As we ap
proached nearer the" city, the different
advancements of these more civilized
people grew the more charming.
Handsomely paved thoroughfares,
beautiful flower gardens, arrayed in
exquisite patterns, well-dressed and
polite citizens are moving past yon
and everything will at once impress
you that ignoratice and indolence have
long since been replaced by industry
and by education, that great architect
of national progress.
What a striking contrast did this
scene present, as compared with sec
tions of Honduras through which we
had just passed. Though scarcely a
half century from under the yoke of
bondage, they have. made astonishing
strides in progressive intelligence and
industry, and their superiority over
their surroundingneighbor.-J is a prac
tical illustration of the results of en
ergy and industry, under the guidance
of that great power, education.
All this life and bustle takes place
in the early morning, for when the
noon's heat is beating, each one be
takes himself to his hammock to enjoy
a favorite siesta. The pleasant even
ings, delightful and brilliant, entices
out everyone, and a round of gayetv
in vogue. Grand fetes jnd balls are
quite frequent, and all over the city is
heard the light music of the guitar, or
the sweet tones of the marimba, miu
i .i .-. t .1 - . 1
gico wnn inc voices 01 the joyous vo
taries 01 icrpsicnorc.
San Miguel is situated nenr tin
base of a volcano, and upon a river of
tne same name. It has a population
of about 25.0IW, and controls the bulk
of the trade from Fonseca Bay to the
Department of the San Salvador. It
has many handsome edifices, store-1
nouses ana public bin dings, and is
not wanting in many of the appli
ances and conveniences of modem in
gonuity. In the center of its plaza is
a handsome fountain, to which a good
portion of the .people of the city re
sort for water, especially during the
dry season, when all tho Tittle streams
about the city dry up.
On a tour of inspection we visited
several of the v coffee and eocoanut
plantations just without the city
limits. One of these particularly at
tracted our notice. It was a large
coffee estate, fenced in by hedges of
tan cactus. lhis novel hedge is
planted very thick and shoots up a
stalk as straight as an arrow to about
ten feet, forming an almost impregna
ble barrier to even tho smallest ani
mal. Within this enclosure was a
luxuriant growth of the coffee plant,
resembling in appearance a field of
evergreens. As the shrub is found to
thrive much better and to produce a
more healthful and equal berry in the
shade, this was supplied by long rows
of cocoa trees, with their extensive
coronal leaves waving in the breeze.
Coffee seems to be one of the chief
Products of this immediate section.
The plant was first introduced into
this country from Costa Bica, about
thirty vears ago.
San Miguel is honored with being
the site of the great annual fair for all
this surrounding country. The varied
products of Uautemala, the grains of
Honduras, the coffee off Costa Bica
and the minerals of Niearaugua being
all brought, in competitive array,
upon the occasion of these great na
tional expositions. During this fes
tive season one dav Ls set nnnrt for a
grand jubilee and feast, in which the
whole multitude participate, it being a
sumptuous welcome offered by the
citizens ot the city to all in attend
ance upon the fair.
San Salvador, and especially this
city, are, reaping excellent results
from a wise law, which the opinion of
most nations seems to antagonize,
viz., that of encouraging the immigra
tion of skilled artisans, by the intro
duction of Implements, now inven
tions, machinery, etc., from abroad,
free of import duty. Similar enact
ments, with like good results, have
been passed in regard to export duties,
which has been found to be a witlicr-1
ing curso to ajl enterprise, since the
extravagant duty recoils upon the
producer.
One of the most unexpected and
pleasurable sights which greeted our
gaze in this remote region was the
presence of a piano. TltU becomes
fact of no small consequence, when
you realize that it was conveyed here
upon the backs of stalwart men from
the sea coast, a distance of no less
than seventy-five miles from the near
est port. Though remote from the
advantages of a thorough musical
training, we found several accom
plished performers nntoiiif the aristo
cratic scnoritas of the citv, who bad
visited and received an education in
foreign lands.
At last the time of our delightful
stay in this city drew to a close, and
we reluctantly packed our baggage for
departure. Many were the hospitali
ties we had cujoved here, and when I
say hospitality, I do not ii)eai hospi
tality only in name, for it was the
outflowing iA' generous, warm
heartcdnesa t,at would rodecui a
thousand failing.
A. .1. MlLt.KO.
Soon after Fanny Kllsler return
from America to Europe, sho married
a wealthy physician of Bremen, where
she still hve contented, iu a green
old age, exempted from all tho ills ex
cept declining sight. Her equally fa
mous sister, Theresa, married before
Fanny. She wedded Prineo Adalbert
of Prussia, first cousin of tho emperor
of Germany, and brother of tho Quocn
Dowager of Bavaria and of Princess
blizabetb of Hcse Darmstadt. Her
husband died last year. Siuce his
death she has lived in Austria. There
she died last month. Uer large for
tune (due to ber own talent 00 the
Itaje and to her hnsband) goes to her
sister Fanny. Naither sir ha any
dwcMidanU.
A Maaart Fir Wfrli.
Beleravia.J
A good story i told of E!litou'
management at -Worcester. For bib
D('nc''' ho had announced a grand dis
play ot nre worts! o greater proot
. of the gullibility of the British public
I could be adduced than their swallow
ing such an announcement. Ihc
theater was so small that such an ex
hibition was .practically impossible.
A littlo before the night Llliston
called on the landlord of the property,
and, in the course of conversation,
hinted at the danger of such a dis
play, as though the idea, had just
struck him. The landlord tookalarm,
and, as Klliston had anticipated, for
bade it. Nevertheless, the announce
ments remained on the walls, and 011
that night tho theater was crowded.
The. performance proceeded without
any notice being taken by the man
agement of the fireworks, until mur
murs swelled into clamor and loud
cries. Then, with his usual kingly air,
Klliston came forward and bowed.
He had made, ho said, the mostelabo
orato preparations for a magnificent
pyrotechnic display; he had left noth
ing undone, but at the last moment
camo the terrible reflection, would it
not be dangerous? Would there not
be collected within the walls of the
theater a number of lovely, young,
tender girls, of respectable matrons,
to do him honor? What if the house
should catch fire the panic, the
struggle for life ah, he shuddered at
the thought! Then, too, he thought
of the property of that worthiest of
men. the landlord he rushed to con
sult him and he now called upon him
there he was seated in the stage-box
to publicly state, for the satisfaction
of the distinguished audience he saw
before him, that he had forbidden the
performance from considerations of
safety. The landlord, a very nervous
man, chrank to the back of his box,
scared by every eye in the house be
ing fixed upon him; but the audience,
thankful for the terrible danger they
had eseaied, burst into thunders of
applause.
Only a "Xlgser."
A correspondent of the New York
Tribune, who is traveling through the
South, writes: At Bowling Green,
Ky.. a nicely dressed and lady-like
young person entered the smoking-car,
which, on all Southern railways, is set
apart for colored people ns well as for
the votaries of the weed. As she was
the whitest woman I had seen on tho
train, I supposed she had made a mis
take and would go immediately to the
ladies' car, but she sat down, with her
feet in a pool of tobacco juice, and
evidently intended to stay. With her,
carrying two traveling bags, came a
man of unmixed African blood, but of
intelligent countenance and dignified
manners. He turned the back of a
seat, deposited bis bags, and, sitting
down beside the young lad', began a
familiar conversation. When the con
ductor came around the man paid the
fare for both. Still I thought he
might be a servant, but I marveled at
his easy manner with his mistress.
The girl had an unusually bright and
pretty face, blue eyes, and fine,
straight, light-brown hair. She wore
a fur-trimmed cloak over her black
dress, and a natty seal-skin cap. The
negro was well clad, his polished boots
wore encased in rubbers, and his over
coat was of excellent material. Tho girl
listened with interest to his talk and
gave him now and then an affectionate
glance. My curiosity was more and
more aroused to know what could be
thcTelationship of this ill-assorted
couple. Was it a case of practical
amalgamation? " Who is that white
woman traveling with a negro man V"
I asked the conductor. lie laughed
and said: " That's no white woman:
she's colored. She keeps a nigger
school in Franklin. The man is prob
ably u porter in some hotel. Very
likely they are going off to get niar
riud." I went back to the smoking
car and took another look at the
woman, but I could discover no trace
of negro blood in her pretty face. Her
lips were rather full, but in most white
women such fullness would be thought
beautiful. Sho could not have had
moro than one-sixteenth of black
blood in her veins, and yet Southern
race-prejudice cuts hsr wholly from
white society.
Ameiicuii Night-Seeing Abroad.
('nr. Pari American Relator.)
1 was seated in a coupe at Dresden :
it was two years ago. An American
lady with her daughter got in just at
the last moment before the train
started for Prague. The mother was
apparently 40, the daughter half her
age. So soon as the train had started
the daughter took a good long breath
and said, " Well, I think if anybody
ever did Dresden thoroughly, we
have." The mother replied,'" (think
we ought. Two whole days in a little
town like Dresden?'' The daughter
said, " 1 thiuk I saw every picture in
the gallery." Tho mamma said, " J
didn't miss a singlo thing in the
'green vaults,'" copy verbatim from
my note-book. Now, if one hail given
years of close study to art, and be
sides, was an art critic, bo might see
lire-men. moderate y well in six month
provided he was very industrious.
Last winter when I was in Borne, a
wideawake and agreeable American
lady, with a typical, self-assertive,
mother-domineering, but bright ami
charming daughter and a remark
ably pretty nieco wore at our
hotel. They would, drive to a picture
or a sculpture gallery or a church,
rush in and out. Five minutes did
St. Peters! Half an hour the Vati
can ! I was at the Villa Porgheso
when they alighted, and said. " I will
wait and sec them leave." They were
off again in seven minutes and thirty
seconds by the watch ! They spent
three-fourths of their time shopping
At the end of threo weeks they de
parted. .t Florence I heard them
say complacently, " If there is any
thing in llomu we did not see, it is
something not worth seeing." There
wnro not ignorant nor stupid people,
Those stones are only Interesting be
causo their authors were perfect types
of a large class of " Americans
abroad."
One or fiie Yannnr Girl.
At Vussar College, not more than a
dozen years ago, was a young girl from
an interior town of Wisconsin. Of
wealthy parents, herself handsome and
unusually bright, about to graduate,
after which bhe was to wed her heart's
choice, her cup of happiness seemed
full to the brim. Probably prompted
by pure eussedness, an unnatural
brotW set about breaking tho en
gagement, and onlv too soon succeeded
in nis purpose. Tho sorrpw-strieken
young girl returned, though on the eve
of honors that had cost several years'
hard labor. Her lover left hpine and
friends for the far West, never to re
turn. A short time after th girl's
parents died, and tho large estate was
divided between the surrtving chil
dren. Taking her share, nearly $400.-
(HIO, she turned her back on the home.
ot her childhood, i She came to Mil
waukee, and has siuce lived a most
isolated life, not admitting anybody to
her confidence, repulsing all attempts
at friendship; the heart that had
thrilled at the delicious words of love
became thoroughly crusted over and
suspicious of mankind. Retiring
deeper into seclusion year by year, to
day but few dare face her stern pres
ence. She seldom if ever writes or
receives a letter, makes no calls or has
no callers, and, in short, is as entirely
alone as one can be in this busy world.
With an immense income, and one
that is rapidly increasing, she spends
but little money, and that for neces
sities. Barely is she seen on the
streets, and then as if she feared the
touch of the bustling pedestrians.
The brother does not live a hundred
miles from Milwaukee.
Prnrjent Preaching.
Some years ago a minister in New
York city made a great sensation by
advertising a sermon to thieves and
harlots. The house was crowded, of
course, with peoplo who wanted to get
a good look at the wicked people who,
for their part, did not come. This
kind of prurient interest is eaaily ex
cited by any discussion of social evils
that is trumpeted. It is only the
minister of firm, but delicate, touch
who can advantageously treat such
topics at all, and he will not use them
as baits to catch gudgeon with. Such
themes are suro to excite curiosity,
whether t hey be treated in the pulpit,
or the daily papers, or the weekly
deadfuls ; but the chief purpose of
the moral reformer should not be to
excite evil curiosity. A certain kind
of pathological information a reform
er needs ; but it is not information to
be generally disseminated. About all
such evil a pure spirit will say, "O,
my soul, come not thou into their
secret."
Miraculous feats in dentistry arc
p ,1.. r j . .-
uuqueimy pononnea: sometimes a
subject is chloroformed, and when he
recovers to consciousness his shirt
studs are gone and the double cluster
nrmiy 111 ed in Jus jaw still remains.
But the most marvelous Hon t-il aeliinva.
meut has just transpired with a Brook
lyn ucntist, wherein a lady has not
spoken for six mouths. Through a
niistakn bo caiiclit, hnM nf rmr Kroofli
and pulled her voice out. Claude
lA'tiavcn, in Court Journal.
Preiudien often rules in i.lm nlivui.
cal treatment of babies. They arc
allowed to suffer and scream with pain
from colic, flatulence, bowel disorders,
etc.. when some simnln. relixbln nrl
safe remedy as Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup,
would give almost immediate relief
and perfect case to the little sufferer.
LOTTERY.
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icbruary 11, 1879-lOith Monthly Drawing.
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5 Prize of
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