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My Little Ghost.
nv si'san' coolidgk. LaZL
I know where it lurks and hides,
In tlit midst of the busy house,
In the mid.-t of the children's, glee,
All day its shadow hides;
Nobody knows hut mc.
On a closet shelf it dwells.
In the darkest corner of all.
31id rolls of woolen and fur
And faint, forgotten smells
Of lat year's lavender.
That a ghost has its dwelling there
Nobody ol-o would guess
'Only a baby's shoe,
A etui of golden hair"
You say. "A toy or two
'A broken doll, whoso lips
And cheeks of waxen bloom
Show dents of tinners small
Little, fair tinner tips
A worn sash that is all. ''
Little to see or to guo-s;
Hut whenever I open the door.
There, faithful to its post,
With its eves' sad tenderness.
I see my little ghost.
And 1 hasten to shut the door,
T shut it tight and fast,
Lest the sweet sad thing get free.
Lest it tlit beside on thelloor
And sadden the day for me.
Lest between me and the sun.
And between me and the heavens, -And
the laugh in the children's eyes,
The shadowy feet should run,
The faint gold curls arise.
Like a gleam of moonlight pale.
And all the warmth and the light
Should die from the summer day.
And the laughter turn to wail,
And 1 should forget to pray.
So I keep the door shut fast.
And my little ghost shut in.
And whenever I cross the hall
I shiver and hurry past ;
Rut 1 love it lies', of all.
Xew York Independent.
I am a bachelor, :tn old bachelor; at
least that's what my nieces pretty,
saucy, clever, lovable girls call me;
and no doubt they're right, though 1
can't go so far as to agree 'with them
when they declare a man owning to five-and-fort
v years and a dozen white hairs
"decidedly venerable." and "fearfully
However, an old bachelor I am dub
bed, and 1 must confess, if to acquire
that distinction one. is obliged to enjoy
life lo the utmost, as I do, and be made
much of by lovely women and charming
maidens, as I am, I have no serious ob
jection to the title.
In the first place my home is a home
in every sense of the word, although
without a mother, or even a mother-in-law.
I occupy, and have occupied for the
past year, a suite of remarkably pleas
ant rooms, the front window looking on
a city park, and the back on a garden
made delightful by two fine old peach
trees, a heavy grape-vine, and a sweet
smelling wistaria. The latter has
climbed to my windows, and twining in
and out of the slats of the shutters, ef
fectually prevents my closing them, but
gives mc in recompense great fragrant
bunches of purple tlowers.
These cheerful rooms are part and
parcel of Mrs. Midget's boarding-house.
No, I am wrong. Mrs. Midget Mr.
Midget was lost at sea live years ago
docs not keep a boarding-house, but
takes a few select boarders, of whom
she is pleased to intimate she considers
me the selectcst.
Wonderfully comfortable the "few
select" find it in Mrs. Midget's shady,
old-fashioned, neatly kept, three-story
brick house.
"Every thing like wax," my eldest
sister says when she comes to visit me,
which is about once in four Aveek a
day or two after my magazines have ar
rived. "And the landlady," I invariably re
ply, "isn't she awful cunning? so de
mure in her ways and speech for such a
wee thing, and so pretty, with her
bright blue eyes and yellow hair!"
Rut Maria, E can't divine why, pre
tends not to hear me, or else repeats,
with scornful emphasis, "Awful cun
ning!" The fact is, I am so much among my
kinswomen that 1 often find myself,
when I wish to be particularly emphatic,
borrowing their queer adjectives and
peculiar forms of expression.
" Indeed, uncle," said Charley to me
the other day named for me, Charlotte
(Charles, as near as they could at it)
" you're beginning to talk like a girl
and at your time of life, too!" And I
didn't feel at all insulted; for if all girls
talk as well as my nieces, I consider
Charley's remark rather a compliment
than otherwise.
Mrs. Midget knows how to furnish a
table, too : all sorts of little delicacies
and unexpected tidbits, stews and hash
es above reproach, bread and pies mar
vels of culinary skill, and lea and coffee
well, really coffee and tea.
As for Mrs. Midget herself, she's such
a tot of a woman that I feel like laugh
ing outright every time I look at her,
perched on a pile of music-books placed
on a chair the chair itself taller than
any of the " few selects" at the head
of the dining table. Indeed, only the
other day, when she asked, in a solemn
manner, fixing her blue eyes on my
face, and lifting a large soup handle in
her mite of a hand. if I would have some
soup, I '("burst out laughing, she look
ed so very like a little girl playing din
ner with her mother's dinner-set.
The miniature woman laid down the
ladle and gazed at me in surprise;.
"Mrs. Midget, I beg your pardon,"
said I ; " I suddenly thought of a man I
saw at the circus."
"Oh!" said Mrs. Midget, and re
turned to the soup.
I'm a romantic old fellow there, you
sec how naturally I fall in my nieces'
way love poetry, music, iiowcrs (Mrs.
Midget always has a posy ready for me
in summer-time, which she pins into
my button-hole with her own fair hands ;
and 1 assure you it's not at all unpleas
ant to have her standing on the tips of
her toes to reach it, with her small
round head just touching my chin), and
the fair sex.
Yes, old bachelor as I am, I love, and
always have loved, the fair sex; and I
really think it is because I love them so
well 1 still remain unmarried. 1 never
could make up my mind that one of all
those I admired was prettier, brighter,
and sweeter than the others, and as I
wanted the sweetest, prettiest and
brightest, I have been in a dilemma all
my life. But I've always meant to, and
my intention is stronger than ever since
the day I picked up the little patched
glove in Broadway in front of Stewart's.
I feel convinced that the owner of that
glove is the wife for me. I wear it next
my heart. Silly? Not a bit of it. No
single man could help wearing a glove
like that near his heart.
Five and a half, a pretty mouse-color:
every finger well filled out, scarcely a
crease in them she must be plump: a
faint smell of rose (as a general thing.
with the exception of honest Cologne, I
detest perfumes, but if I can endure any,
it is rose, calling to mind, as it does.
bee.-, butterllies, tlowers, and all that
sort of tiling), and the cunningest patch
in the palm of the hand.
Now I'd never seen a patch in a glove
before, so it struck me as something
odd, and I examined it critically. The
manner in which that patch was sewed
in told nie the wearer of the glove was
neat and methodical; the fine silken
stitches used in sewing that patch in,
that she was dainty; the fact that the
color of the patch exactly matched that
of the glove, that she was constant, true
to one shade.
Then I imagined her personal appear-
mce: soft brown eyes, chestnut hair,
slight but plump figure, feet to corre
spond with her hands decidedly grace
ful and altogether verv attractive.
"I'll wager she sings, phrys, and
dances well," I said to mvself, in eon-
lusion ; " is not rich, or she would not
nitch her glove, or poor, or she would
not wear 'kids ' "
I must find her!
All very well to say, but how to find
ler? A "personal," if it met her soft
rown eyes, would frighten so modest a
i little creature, and she would be like-
y to hide herself instead of allowing
lerself to be found.
Shall I show my treasure lo my
nieces, and ask if they can give me an
clew to the original possessor?
Pshaw! the teasing tilings would
make no end of fun of me.
13. love! where, have my .wits been?
I'll see what Mrs. Midget says about it.
She's by far the most sensible woman of
my acquaintance, and very sympathetic,
md is at this moment sitting alone in
the dining-room in a low rocking-chair,
with a giant work-basket by her side and
t heap of stockings in her lap.
"There, my dear Mrs. Midget, is the
glove. You will see at once that it is all
my fancj' painted it :" and I placed it
into the landlady's little hand.
Over went the big work-basket on the
iloor, as Mrs. Midget, throwing herself
back in a paroxysm of laughter, came
near going over too, her absurdly small
feet kicking wildly in the air for a mo
ment, until I had restored the rocking
chair to its equilibrium.
"Shall I pick up the things, Mrs. j
Midget?" said I, as soon as she ceased
laughing, rather put out, to tell the
truth, by her strange conduct, so unlike
the sympathy I had expected.
yes no if you please I don't
care," stammered Mrs. Midget, in a
voice very di tie rent from her every-day
one, and with the loveliest rose-color in
her cheeks. As 1 thought so I detected
the fragrance of rose apparently ema
nating from a spool of thread 1 held in
my hand, and remembered the glove.
"Did 3011 drop the glove, Mrs. Mid
get?" asked I, seriously.
"No," replied she, opening a wee
hand, and showing it, crumpled into a
little heap. " Take it, and oh! please,
say no more about it. It's too too
too ridiculous!" and off she went again.
" Mrs. Midget," said I, " what are
you laughing at?"
" I suddenly thought of a man I saw
at the circus," said she, with a saucy
look I had never seen before in herblue
" I'm convinced you know the owner
of the glove, "said I. " It's an old maid
whom nature has sought to compensate
for lack of other charms by giving her a
perfect hand, or a grandmother who
still wears live and a half, though her
complexion has tied and hair departed.
You know I'm sun; of it; and though
you completely shatter my beautiful
dream, you must tell me." And in my
excitement I quite- unintentionally
put my arm around her slender waist.
"Well, if I must, 1 must," said Mrs.
Midget. "Prepare for a fearful blow.
The ylovc is mine!"
Mrs. Midget has ceased to be a widow,
and I am no longer a bachelor. liar
peri Bazar.
A Singular Discovery of Revolutionary
An interesting Revolutionary relic, of
special value in view of tin; approaching
Centennial, says the Philadelphia Times,
was discovered in an old house in Minor
Street yesterday afternoon. Workmen
have been engaged for several days in
tearing down an antiquated building at
No. in that street, and yesterday
they went into the attic of the rear
building. The roof had been left en
tire, but while some of the men were
tearing out the solid partitions, others
began to pull down the ceiling. A heavy
thrust with a crowbar brought a large
section out in a lump, and, much to the
astonishment of the workmen, a shower
of heavy leather hats and caps poured
out from between the ceiling and the
rafters and rolled at their feet. They
were of all sizes and several different
pattern--, and when the men got the ac-
i cumulated dust brushed oil', it was evi
i dent that they had unearthed the head
gear of a band of Revolutionary sol
diers. Some of the. hats, high in front
and low behind, with no front-piece,
but with a heavy leather guard at the
back to cover the neck, closely re
sembled those worn by the Hessian.-;
but others of different shapes, and es
pecially the largo-topped, were unlike
the Hessian pattern, and looked as
though they might have belonged to the
artillervmen or cavalrvmen. One of
flcnernl IVote.
The .Mi ouri conference of the 31. E.
church, South, commenced its annual ses
sion at Glasgow. .Mo.. October!!, and closed
on the night of the 11th. I'i-hop Keener pre
siding. The following is the list of the ap
pointments for the on-iiing year:
St. Charles District W. W. Jones, 1. K. ; St.
Charles station, T. .1. dooeh; Cottloville Circuit,
IE. I. Hond; Wentzville Circuit, .Jesse Hint,.!,
s. Allen, supt.; Mechanic-vide Circuit, .1. M.
o'liryen; Jonesburg Circuit, .1. V. Hlakoy;
Troy Circuit, S. 1). Harnett; Ashley Circuit, V
A. savage; Louisiana Station, K.N. T. Holli
clay ; larksville Circuit, J. II. Ledbetter; Au
burn Circuit, Jesse Sutton; Alexandria Circuit,
1). T. Sherman.
Mexico District. S. W. Cope, I. I'.; Mexico
Station, J. D. Vincil; Mexico Circuit,. I. F. .Mon
roe; Fulton Mation, H. D. (trove; Fulton
Circuit. M. (iiove. Win. Sartor; Pleasant
Crove Circuit, I. D. VanDoventer; Cedar City
Circuit, . W. l'enn; Williamsburg Ctrcuit, 11.
(i. Loving, Henry Kay; New Florence Circuit,
LO. Kdmoii.-ton"; Montgomery City Circuit, .1.
F. Shores; Vaudalia Misrion", C. W. Collctt;
Santa Fe Circuit, .1. 8. Hooker; Madison Cir
cuit, II. W. James.
.Macon City District It. II. Spencer, I. K.;
Mason Citv station. W. A. Tarwator : I'lnoininir-
ton Circuit,!;. W. Kich; Kirksville Circuit, J. j Conrad and Haa
su-taining serious inju-
for about 20 yard-
On the evening of the 14th. at Sedalia. a
difficulty occurred between Genl. Frank W.
llickox and Cenl. Joe Shelby, during which
knife and pistol were u-ed. lut no serious
damage done, the parties having been sepa
rated by the bystanders.
St. T.ouis.
Judire .lames It. Lackland died at his resi
dence in Hoiihonnne Township, on thehth.
About one ("clock. on the afternoon of
theSth. a man named. I. ('. Stanley, claim
ing to be foreman in a shoe factory in Jeffer
son City, went down to the river and jumped
oil" the Star Line wharf-boat, evidently to
commit suicide. A great cry was raided by
the by-stauder.-. and Officers Parle and Lan
ders succeeded in fishing the man out.
Dominico Danani. lhistiano Lombardo,
and Antonia Catalano, ail Sicilians, were
convicted of murder in thetirst degree, on
thel'Jth. for the killing of Francisco Paler
mo, in March last.
On the night of the 12th. two men. named
were iiistantlv killed bv
U. A. auglian; Queen Citv Mission, J. . , the caving in of Goeger's malt. house, cor
smith; Lilina Circuit, L. Carlvle; Sioux Citv i , .. , ... . .
Circuit. Wm. Warren. W. F.'Holl: Clarence '"'r of Sixteenth and Simrleton Streets. A
Circuit, D. It. Shackelford; Shelhina Circuit, II.
15. Watson; Fans Circuit, W. J. Jackson;
Iluntsville and Moberly, It. A. Austin; Cairo
Mission, J. L Tavlor.
Fayette District J. II. Pritdictt, P. K.; Fay
ette Station, E. M. Mann, T. Dines, Sup.; F-y-ettc
Circuit, V. M. Kuh; Glasgow Station, V.
M. Neuiand; Salisbury Circuit, Walter Toole;
sturgeon Circuit, D. II. l'oot; Uenick .Mission,
W.M.Sutton; Ashland Circuit, Hobert White;
Columbia Station, W. II. Lewis; Koeheport, II.
II. Craig; Iluntsville Circuit, H. F. Johnson;
Central College, W. G. Miller. F. X. Foster.
Chillicothc District J. 1. Nolan; 1. E. ;
Chillicotiie station, A. 1. Linn, Ucdfoord cir
cuit, K. II. ; Keeran; Clullicotlie circuit, A.
J. Worley; Hrcokiiiridge circuit, J. F. Scur
lock; Maudcvillc circuit. II. T. Leeper; Nor
borne circuit. J. L. M effort; Pleasant Park cir
cuit, M. G. Gregory; C.irrollton station, G. W.
Horn; HrunswicI; circuit, It. II. Cooper; Keytc.s
ville circuit, S. L. Woody; I'uckliii circuit, H.
C. Holen; Linncii circuit, C. Grimes; Kothville
circuit. It. W. Howerton.
Plattsburg District W. E. Dockery, P. E. ;
Plattsburg and Mt. Moriah, A. Van Hailey; Os
born circuit, G. IT. Keener; Weston circuit, S.
A. 1'eagle; Iatte City circuit, D. F. Hone;
Parkville circuit, O. W. Linn; Libertv- circuit,
W. C. Campbell; Camden circuit. T. E. Itose;
Iticlnnond circuit, M. It. Jones; Millville circuit,
G. Tanuuarv; Mavsville mission, C. It. Ilab-
cock, J. T. Winsteail; Polo circuit, T. II.
Swcaringen; Gosncyvillo circuit, T. It. Ilcdge
petli; Haynesville circuit, J. A. Hyder.
st. Joseph District C. I. Van "Deventer. P.
E. ; St. Joseph, Francis Street, E. It. Hendrix,
M. H. Chapman, supt.; Tenth Street, E. It.
Gamble: St. Jo-cph circuit. Win. Harnett,
Forest City circuit, John Anderson; Craig cir
cuit, II. A. Davis; Hamburg mission, J. W.
Ellis; Maryville circuit, C. A. Shearman; La
mar circuit, S. II. Milam; Savannah circuit,
L. F. Linn; Newmarket circuit. J. Devlin;
wiisiivillccircu.it, A. I.. Hrewer.
Gallatin District S. W. Atterberry, 1. E.;
Gallatin station, J. A. Mtinipowor; Gallatin cir
cuit, H. H. Tripp; Trenton tni-sion, C. Cleve
land: Jamesport circuit, J. W. Perrv, J. II.
Dou-ton; Pattoiisburg circuit, J. W. Huffaker:
Albany circuit, W. M. Wainriglit: Atlantiius
Grove mission, W. T. Con well; Grant City mis
sion, J. A. suhlett; Hctliany circuit. W. Moore;
Lineville circuit, S. s. Hardin; Milan circuit,
A. L. Cribble; Greenca-tle mission, II. W.
Hannibal District. Wm. Perm. P. E. : Hanni
bal station, W. 31. Prott-man; Arch street mis
sion, A. M. Iviergan; New Lomio.) mission. A.
Spencer; Palmyra station, j. Jewell; Pat
mvra circuit, T. It. Kendall: Monroe Citv cir
cuit, J. S. Todd. C. W. Hurley; Shelbyville
circuit, Thompson l'cnn; Leu is ton circuit,
D. L. itador; Monticeho circuit, L. Itus'i; La
grange circuit. J. It. Taylor; Canton circuit,
J.J. l'oiisc; Williamson Iireuit. James Ponn;
man named Jacoby was at the
riously injured.
aim time se-
Cholera Its Causes and Cure.
The cholera was epidemic in this
country in 1S:?2, LSI:), and 1H.V2. It
counted its victims by thousands, anil
numbered among them nearly every one
of the brave physicians and nurses who
voluntarily risked their own lives for the
sake of saving others in the cities which
became the especial centers of the
plague. For nearly a quarter of a cen
tury we have been fortunately exempt
from this terrible curse. It has been
often rumored as coming, but it has
never come except, indeed, to slay a
few unfortunates. Its manifestations
have been sporadic, not epidemic.
There was a genuine cholera-scare in
187.5. due to some genuine cholera cases
in Carthage, ()., Crow River, Minn.,
and Yankton, Dakota. Immigrants from.
Holland, Sweden and Russia brought
over poison-particles in their household
ellccts. "When their luggage was un
packed, these particles did their deadly
j work. Fortunately, only the emigrants
: suffered. Thev nearly all died, victims
to theirown ignorance. These particles
are the cause of cholera. They origi
nate, as far as is known, only in Ifindos
tan. Asia, the source of population, is
also the source of the scourge of popu
! lation. Cholera-particles can be car
ried great distances without losing their
baneful power. A few of them, too,
may kill their thousands of human be
ings, for they are not absorbed in the
bodies thev enter. Whether thev are.
Shelbv High school, W. McMurrv.
Located at their own request -J. W
the high hats, much brighter and better I Trausforred-L. a. Smith to the Los Angel-s
Conicrenee; H. II. Kavanaugh to the Kentucky
Conference; II. A. Hourlaml to Southwest .Mis"
.-oiiri Conference; A. P. Paiker, missionary to
Kaliokia !i:is-ioii. W. M. Wood. J. C. Canii'v; I 1......1,.1 ;(,. fi, 1,,,,.,.. .,. t.,t-, ,..;.
iIcMiirrv. ' t
preserved than any of the others, had
evidently belonged to an officer, and
was ornamented with stripes of yel
low paint. It had a glazed surface, re
sembling patent leather, and was imme
diately appropriated by Mr. Joseph L.
Likens, the builder in charge of the
house. Mr. Likens and Mr. Malsbury,
the bricklayer, who are taking down the
house, had the hats piled in a corner of
one of the front rooms, and, after 111:1113 of
them had disappeared with the arnn of
relic hunters who soon crowded the
building, more than two hundred were
left. The building in which the hats
were found is a low three-story brick,
with old-fashioned square windows,
glazed each with twelve of the tin
panes of glass the old-time builders
used. It is immediateh in the rear of
Tower Hall, which stands on the site of
what was for some time Washington's
headquarters, and it is said that it was
at one time used as a barracks for the
British troops.
A French
Girl Carries off a
Prize for
Itiiclutiiim County.
3Ir. .lame- 31. Street. Northwestern dis
trict agent of the St. Louis 3Iutual Life In
surance Company, was thrown from his bug
gy at St. Joseph on the Sth. and very seri
ously injured.
Ceo. W. Kpheland. formerly of Warren
County. Iowa, committed suicide at St.
Joseph. 011 the night of the 8th. by poison.
Jackson County.
A young girl named Annie Hamilton, liv
ing on the corner of Seventeenth and Cherry
Streets, in Kansas City, was terribly burned,
on the night of the Sth, by a coal-oil lamp
On the night of the 7th. a masked man en
tered the store of U.S. Wise. 011 tin; Ka-t
Levee, in Kan-as City, and after a few
words, assaulted 3Ir. Wise with a big club,
and before he could resist knocked him
' .1 1 r 1 1 1.: . . 1 ..11 1... :.i 1.
UIMtll.lIIU 11.11 IIIM'U II1S Slvllll, liesHICS IIK1K-
ing a nuniber of other dangerous wounds-.
The robber then attempted to get hold of
I Mr. Wise's pocketbook, containing over
.f i( M . but wa unable to do so. it being in an
inside pocket. 3Irs. Wise made so much
noise that the unknown man had to leave,
and made his escape.
Charles Prindeer. a well-known confi
dence man and vagabond, wa a res ted in
Kansas ( "ft y on theilth for roping:1 young
The Quimper agricultural competi
tion took place the other day in the
commune of Reuzee Conq, canton of man named Green into a low saloon on
Concarncau, France. A 3011 ng girl of ! levee, and beating him out of $iw in money
the commune of Louriec, Mdle. Four-
niii i t.i.t m ii'i iiwil w o VMinKmc cjcfi.r !
e v 1 . . j . I I If ...M. !. . ..
01 iouiieeu, prcsciucu musuii wun ner 1 u)Pn their fa-t
implements to contest the prize for ! won two races,
plowing. A similar case never having ! horses. Pilot Temple
occurred, the judges were at lirst some- .lasjier 'mir.y.
1 and a watch.
1 11 : v.....,i-;,,,l tl.Mt I...... ..! 1.
11 .1 I'.'i.i 11 iiiiii 1 mill 1 iiiiin .f.iiiii
; were present at the recent fair at Kansas City,
trotter. White Stockings,
defeating, among other
what embarrassed, but as nothing in
the programme prohibited such a com
petitor, she was, to her great satisfac
tion, admitted. She then, without hesi
tation as without ostentation, disdaining
the laughter and jeers of her oppo
nents, took great pains to see that her
plow was in perfect order, and the sig
nal being given, she executed her task
with so much ease and address that she
A man named Murphv was -hot and killed
in Joplin, the l lth. by a merchant of that
city, whose name is W. S. Norton. The
two had some personal ditliculty arising from
a recent municipal election. It is reported
that .Murphy approached Norton with two
pistol, and gave Norton live minutes to
make his last prayer, when Norton wrested
one of the pistol- from 3Iurphyand shot him
therew ith.
nioiiiteiiii Comity.
3Ir. Will L. Stephens, teller in the First
fa- i National Hank of Hoonville. and 3Iiss Kliza
did not appear to experience anv
tigue. Ry the unanimous opinion of Roaehe, the handsome and accomplished
the committee she was considered to i daughter of Judtre It. (. Roadie, cashier of
have gained the lirst prize, not 011K" be
cause her work was superior, but rath
er because she took fourteen minutes
less in doing it than am of the others.
the National Hank of California, were mar
ried at the latter place on the 7th.
l'ettls Comity.
An altercation took place on the I 2t li . at
! Sodalia, between 3Ir. A. F. Hull, of the
The decision was the more gratifying ! Democrat, and General 3Iontgomery, of the
to all present when the fact became
known that her mother is a widow; she,
being the eldest of four girls, manages
1)3 their assistance to do all the work of
a farm.
Bazoo, growing out of the Lexington fc St.
Louis Railroad ease. No blood was shed.
Tim Rev. Jo-iah 3IeCary of the western
part of the county, met with a very severe
accident on the !tb. Re was thrown from a
runawav horse, and drag-red alonir the irround
! -Tiirwl ivhtst tlu. ci t i 1 . 11 si, r..,i.!-kjl
HIWll IIJHJ 11117 ItlllUH 11, Wi JUV JVtll lill-if
the pores of the both from clothing,
thev emerge again and float in the air
or fall to the ground, ready fori he next
chance to murder. The insidious poi
son is now creeping westward
through Europe. The increased trallic
between Asia and Furope makes the
danger greater even vear. Medical
science must make great strides to meet
this deadh foe of life. It travels with
the caravans that cross the Russian
frontier; it steams through the Suez
Canal ; it sails around the Cape of flood
Hope. Once in Europe, it fastens itself
upon the persons of emigrants, lurks in
their luggage, and secretes itself in
merchandise. One man or one bale
mav bring it here. When hundreds of
thousands of both men and bales arc
brought across the Atlantic to our
shores even year, the danger is in
creased 111:1113 fold. The best cure is
prevention. A recent report In Dr.
.John W. Woodworth, Supervising Sur
geon of the Marine Hospital Service,
prepared in pursuance of a resolution
passed by Congress just after the scare
of 1ST.'), sugge-ted a method of preven
tion. Dr. Woodworth would have our
Consular officials inspect all vessels
clearing for the United States with re
ference to the original, intermediate,
and linal points of departure of the pas
sengers, and report to Washington, b
cable, the sailing and destination of anv
ship earning infected or suspected pas
sengers or goods. There should be an
officer at Washington intrusted with the
dut y of receiving these reports and send
ing word of the danger to threatened
port -5 and, through the press, to the
countiy at large. Each endangered
cominunit v could then take the neces
sary precautious.
This plan of prevention seems to be a
happ3 combination of national and
local effort. The expense involved
would be very small and the gain might
be veiy great. 'I he idea deserves at
tention. The next vessel that enters
one of our seaboard ports 111:13 bo laden
with death. Chicago Tribune.
Daniel Wkhstek's Marshlield estate
is now reduced from 1 ,oU0 acres to near
I3- the original purchase of 400 acres,
but the homestead retains the character
istics of its old ownership, though most
of the works in the libraiy have been re
moved for sale
(Jassaway is the name of one of Cal
ifornia's poets. Suggestive.

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