Newspaper Page Text
HERALD. Published Every Saturday» in a Rich Sugar, Molasses and Rice Producing Country. VOLUME XI. HAHNVILLÈ, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1883. NUMBER 38. TEE GLORIOUS DAYS OF COLD . I remember, I remember, bovhood's blizzard blight; The broken window where the snow Came drifting in at night. It came whene r er tho fire was out. When ma had gone away ; But now I wish that icy night Would come again to stay. The frozen ears that tingled so— angled sight! Oh! what a cooling The show-hotise that And where I used to lie Until my bones were quite congealed— Oh, would it now were nighl I remember, I remember. Where I was wont to skate; The pond was smooth as glist'ning glass Whereon I broke ray pate. My buoyant spirit, then so light, Is hot and heavy now, And summer's pool can no more cool Tho fever on my brow. I remember, I remember. The cold and icy church; I used to think the minister Would freeze fast to his peroh. Those frigid days have passed away. And now 'tis little ioy To feel that I'm much nearer heat, Than when 1 1 COUSIN TOM'S WEDDING. ; It was to be in the church, with mu sic and flowers, and my brothei Claude land I were to walk up the middle aisle and lead the procession. "Now you must both put on your best behavior. 'said mother,after we had wor ded ourselves into our new clothes on he all-important night; then she kissed is just as if we'd been going to bed, and ent us off to the church an hour before he time. We found the sexton just opening the Dors, and he let us go round with him hile he lighted up, and then I pro 3sed that we should stand outside and atch the people come. "I wonder if Cousin Tom feels nerv s," said Claude, as we walked down 9 steps under the awning. "I shouldn't nk fie would, though, for you know Jtors—• But I say, Bert, what's the tter down the street there? See all t crowd? Let's run and find out." 'Come on," I cried; "I'll beat you re," and forgetting all about our good hes and "Best behavior," we both ted off down the block. Ph, somebody's been run over, or ething!" I exclaimed, as I won the and found a lot of people bending the form of a man lying oh the i in front of the Baptist Church. 9 both stood still for a minute, and 1 trying to listen to what a gentle next, to me was tellinga policeman, Claude pulled me by the sleeve whispered that it might be the very Cousin Tom, who had just gradu t the Medical School, was waiting t's tell him all about it!" I cried, k, before they get somebody else ;' ' en we both tore off to his lodg round the comer, and pulled tne if the house was afire, you, the girl came to the door rry, and without waiting for her lunce us we bolted up-stairs to Tom's room, and rushed in to 9 just putting on his white satin do come quick!" we both fairly "Such a—" l boys, what's the matter?" he id, making a muddle of his cra las Alice fainted, or the dress Jr^otten to send her dress home, lo," cried Claude, "There's a E , and an awful crowd, and—" , how far from here?" inter r busin Tom, leaving the two c ts tie hanging, and snatching 1'iacket. 'T can spare just "nutes." t's only around the comer, in fr' the Baptist Church," I fencing around the room in Priment; and then we all three ra* is he, boys?" cried Cousin To.CIaude pointed inside the ra *t ran in front of the church, ftm which, strange to say, no B°<Vming. k waiting to hunt up the g a *«sin, who was a great strap pinfehouldered his way through the anc l without paying any atta the efforts some of the P eo îe to hold him back, he placands on the top rail of the fen» over. Thnstant he gave a spring bac^toad of forward, and fell agaiid e> who, of course fell agaiiand we all three went dpww another like a row of bricsthe people set up such a yell tnight have thought they had .into wild Indians on the war-fjng boys, and quite used to k%s, neither Claude nor I was 1 we sprang up as lively as eveo U8 j n Tom was lifted off of us., re was not much spring about we were awfully fright ened 'found that ha couldn't even s Thevdained the whole thing to us, |£ something like this: there %ctric light in front of the sto ie church, and in some way th( e electric fluid or what ever it Dt 0 ff the track, or the wires, tj n to the fence, and so whoevej ft got a most tremen dous shjft was what was the matter ma n inside, and the crowd »to warn Cousin Tom, : getting an our fault . ,_____ ___ moaned Claude. : "And Ijug to be married in half ankdded, despairingly. "And Mi be in the church waiting y n d when he don't come she, a fit or something, and oh, can we toll her?" By this time they had picked Cousin Tom up and carried him into a drug store a few doors off. They told as he was only stunned, and would probably be able to sit up in the course of half an hour. As he hadn't lived in town a week yot, nobody in the crowd knew who he was, and so the burden of car rying the dreadful knewsto the wedding party fell upon Claude and me. "It's five minutes to eight now,'' an nounced my brotner, nervously, as hav ing left word with the druggist that we would soon be back with fnends arid a carriage, we hurried off to the Episcopal Church. "Cousin Tom was to be in the vestry by this time, and, oh my! won't it be awful to have Miss Lord walk up the aisle on her father's atm, and then find nobody to marry herP" "But, Claude," I proposed, a bright idea suddenly striking me, "if we can only get to the church soon enough to see her drive up, we can tell her then, and have the coachman keep right on to the drug store." "The very thing!" cried Claude. "Let's run for it." And run we did, but, alas! arrived at the church just in time to seethe bride's carriage drive away from the awning empty. We could hear the organ playing and the people whispering that the proces sion would soon begin to move toward the altar. "Oh, why don't they make sure Cous, in Tom's here first?" I exclaimed, in a whisper. ' 'Perhaps they will," returned Claude. "At any rate they ought to wait for us to lead off; but, stop, I've got a plan, and though it's a kind of desperate one, it 'll save Miss Lord having a scene before everybody. I'll—" and he spoke the rest very softly in my ear. "Why, Claude, dare you?" I cildd, under my breath. "And do you know how to do it?" "Yes, I noticed the place when we were in here with the sexton. Now do you think you can get up close to Miss Lord before I count twenty slowly?" I nodded and hurried into the church, leaving Claude to take up his station iq a dark corner of the vestibule. The procession was evidently waiting for us, and as fast as I could I squeezed a way through the crowd to take mv place in front of the bride. She smiled when she caught sight of me, and put out her hand. Then iust as I took it every light in the church went out, and I knew Claude had succeeded in his plan of turning off the gas. "Don't be frightened, Miss Lord," 1 whispered, still keeping hold of her hand, "but come out with me to the carriage, because Cousin Tom's hurt, but not very bad, only he can't stand up long enough to be married yet, and — But I'll take you to him. right away." Well, she didn't scream nor say she was going to faint, but just held on to my hand tight, and let me lead her out in the dark. We found Claude on the sidewalk, holding the door of the car riage open; and ordering the coachman (who looked as if he thought we were eloping with the bride) to drive to the drug store. Wc all three got in, and were oil' before the people in the church had a chance to think of anything else but the darkness into which they had so suddenly been plunged. "But—but did the electric fluid put out the lights in church?" asked Miss Lord, after we had explained to her about Cousin Tom's shock. "Oh no; I turned off the gas," said Claude, promptly. "Don't you think it was a good way to keep people from staring at you and gossiping when they found the groom didn't come?" "Yes, I see now, and I am sure I am very much obliged for your thoughtful ness; but what will papa and mamma think has become of me?" "That's so!" I exclaimed. "We for got all abont that part of it. Stop the carriage, and I'll run back;" which I did, and found the church lighted up again, a bigger crowd than ever inside, and Mr. ana Mrs. Lord mshing about in every direction in search of theii daughter. I was a little frightened at first, but remembering how much the bride had been spared by our plan, I walked bold ly up to the "distracted parents," and began to explain the whole thing. This took some time, but I told the story as quick as I could, and I had scarcely finished when back came the carriage with Cousin Tom and Miss Lord both in it. I jumped as if I had seen a ghost,and indeed Tom looked like one, but de clared that he was every bit strong enough to go through with the cere mony. Miss Lord was already in her mother's arms, and I was awfully afraid we'd have a scene, after all, but luckily everybody thought it was be cause the gas had gone out, and in ten minutes they were safely married, and nobody out of the family the wiser.— Harper 's Young People. —A schoolmistress of Yreka, Cal., while on her way to school was attacked by an infuriated steer. "She seized the animal by the horns and held him until help came." The next day she saw a rat in the school-room, when she hasti ly gathered her skirts about her, jump ed up on a desk, and yelled murder. A rat has no horns for a woman to grab hold of .—Norristown Herald. —Miss Ada Parker is a girl ot eighteen who lives on a cotton plan, tation two miles from Monroe, La. For the last four years she has had exclusive charge of the place, upon which her widowed mother, sister and two younger brothers reside, supporting them all by her own industry. She is her own over seer, supervising all work done in person.— N. Y. Bun. Bow-legs. In one of the surgical wards of Belle vue Hospital a reporter of tho Tribune was surprised to see about a dozen children lying on their backs, with their feet bolstered up and their legs incased in splints and plaster of Paris. Tho oldest child in the lot was under five years of age, while the youngest was about two years old. "Every one of these ohildren has had both legs broken," an attendant said. "When were they injured?" the re porter inquired. "Eight of them had their lego broken to-day in this room," was the reply. A tall young man with fair hair and a smiling face, who was introduced as Dr. Fraser C. Fuller, a member of tho Bellevue Hospital surgical staff, said: "I am responsible for the treatment of these little ones. They bow-legged or knock-kneed. Their limbs were so much out of shape that They all were either 1 pe they were hardly able to walk. If they had been permitted to grow up without surgical attention they would have be come confirmed cripples. They have been subject to the operation known as osteotomy. Iri the case of a bow-legged child an incision is made in the leg.lie tween knee and the ankle. Tho skin and .underlying tissues are cut through with a knife as far as the bone. Then an ordinary carpenter's chisel is used. The bone is cut about two-thirds of tho way through, tho chisel being held Somewhat obliquely. As soon as tho chisel is withdrawn tho leg is grasped firmly above and below the cut and the bone is broken sufficiently to permit the straightening of the limb. Bandages and splints are applied and set in plas ter to keep the bone in tho right position until the fracture is healed. The treat ment is similar in the case of a knock kneed child, except that the bone is broken above the knee." "How long does it tako a child to re cover from such operation?" "The bone is set within four weeks after the fracture, but the child is not permitted to use its limbs much for several days after the splints are re moved. Walking is allowed by slow degrees. When the ohildren arc able to run about again, however, their legs are as straight as those of other boys and girls." "Are not the children liable to loose their lives while under treatment?" "There is comparatively little danger in performing such nn operation on a child under six years of age, but the risk increases as the child grows older. I have been operating upon all the bow-legged children we could got here for a year. None have died, and those who have been in the hospital long enough to recover have gone away with straight, limbs." "Do the children suffer much under the operation?" "They are put under the influence of ether while their limbs are being straightened, and they suffer much less pain afterward than a grown person would under like circumstances. Notice the way I string their heels up abovo the level of their heads. That is to pre vent too muuh circulation of blood in the legs. It prevents inflammation and lessens the pain." The children, who lay on their backs, with their feet in the air, appeared to be rather comfortable. One or two were fretful, but the nurses said their uneasiness was caused by forced inac tion. Most of the little ones were the oftspring of poor Italians. It was said that their legs had become crooked be cause they had been permitted to walk alone too early and because their bones were soft from lack of proper nourish ment. Dr. Fuller exhibited photo graphs of several children on whom he had performed the operation' of osteot omy within a year. Some of the pic tures were taken before the operation and others after the children had recov ered. A comparison of tho pictures re vealed wonderful improvement. In one set of pictures children wero repre sented with both legs bowed so badly that their knees were a foot apart when they stood with their feet close together. The other pictures showed the same children with limbs straight and well shaped. An increase in height, as well as the removal of the deformity, caused a pleasing transformation.— N. Y. Tri bune. Gamblers' Superstitions. "When the kerds are cornin' yor way, why play 'em fur all they're worth. Make the dealer's eyes start out tho socket, and don't stop the lick till you've busted the machine, or luck changes." This advice was given me the other day by one of the old-timers, during a con versation regarding faro and other games which are played at most fron tier towns openly ana publicly. "I made a run at Garcia's, one night, and scooped 'em to tho tune of $4.000, and before they know'd they were hurt, and when Charley was bankin' I tapped him for over $8,000 inside of thirty minutes, and then turned fool and blew it in at Gold's. My rule, young fellow, is to stop when luck changes, and its durned good rule, but I can no more follow it than a doctor can take bis own medicine. When I'm winnin' I want to break the bank; when I lose, I play on, hoping for a good streak. Some times she comes, sometimes she doesn't." "Speaking about good streaks, gam blers are very superstitious about signs and tokens, I suppose?" "Superstitious! I should say so. They may look bold and free and easy, but I tell you every one of 'em are more su perstitious to the square inch than a mule has kicking power. Look at old Hill—quiet, clever man as ever lived, generally speaking; but if you want to see him nled just interfere with one of his pet superstitions and he'll curse a blue streak, spiders. things be about him while he's dealing He's a great believer in Let one of them black, ugly mg ie's as happy as a dead Injun. Why, one night a stranger dropped in during tho game; the bank was win ning every lay-out, and. spying n spider crawlin' on Hill's shoulder, he brushed it' off and killed it. Well, such yelling and swearing! Hill stopped the game, and the startled stranger left the place in a hurry. Since this Hill has had bad luck,- and attributes it to the spi der's death. "I lost a cool $1,200 one night by just having a feller's foot on my chair dur ing the game. When I forirtd out the cause I just raised my voice with both hands and made a very pretty speech. The feller apologized and staked irie with $100 and took his foot away. I started in and soon swamped the bank. I toll you I want no man's foot on Vny chair while I'm handling the paste boards. Why, thpre's Brownie, I've seen him throw many a fivo-dollar gold pieco away just because some one would beat his faro game. He'd look through his money, and if he'd find tho piece the player had changed in he'd throw it over the housetops, just because the money was bad luck for the bank. "Oh! I tell yoll' these things sound funny, but there's something in them. Why, sir, one of our boldest dealers gets nervous and shaky if certain men visit thoir rooms during a game. Now, there's Mac, he's a good 'un and bold, still he thinks Murphy's a "hoo-do," or bad luck for him, and sometimes he'll stop dealing when Murphy comes in. His partner, Eddleman, is just as su perstitious. "There's Joe. Just let him meet a strango lady, anil the Evil One himself couldn't persuade him that he wasn't going to nave good luck. But lot his washerwoman bring home a collar ironed on the Wrong side, and he be lieves bad luck will follow hiin for a week. I've seen him stop a big game because he happened to find he find put on a different pair of socks from wnat he intondod. If his servant should for get to black the heel of one of his boolf Joe would consider this a sign of good luck, and would back his faro game to any amount. "Ned's the coolest of all. Ho believes in a streak of luck, and also has somo pet superstitions. Ho believes good luck will follow him if ho, by mistake, puts on his stockings wrong side out, and is never so happy at dealing faro as when he finds tho bow of his necktie has slipped under his right ear. If it's •otten under his left ear ho gives tho ealer's box to Brownie." "How about the players who buck the gameP Are they cranky also?" "Yes. There's Cooley Bearor, for in stance. I've known him to follow an old woman along the g I reels just to get the nib of her cigarette. This he'd keep for several days in his vest pocket, on the left side, and then go ana buok the tiger. If ho'd win he'd say the cigar ette brought good luck. If ho lost, then he'd say the old woman must have been praying when she was smoking. "Then there was Lance; his hobby was that if he could touch a hunchback person on the hump without the person knowing it, he would be very fortunate and strike a bonanza. Last summer one of the Boston tourists had a hump. Lance saw him and prepared to touch him. He followed him to the old churches, curiosity shops and public places, and several times was on the eve of stealthily touching the hump, when the gentleman would turn around. So persistent did Lance become that the gentleman reported him to the police, and the annoyance ended, much to Lance's chagrin and mortification. Ho often said: 'If I could havo done it, then it's good-by to banks,' but he didn't do it. "Another favorite superstition some players have is to bet high on certain cards if certain things occur during a game. If tho dealer drops any money in making change, then tho ace and king should bo played to lose. If a ne gro enters a room smoking, tho jack should lie played to win. If two ne groes enter arm in arm, then play the ton as a winner for all its worth."— Ban • ta Fe Cor. Philadelphia Press. Poetry of the Railroad. But if you wish a spectacle of sur passing pieturesquuness, take post upon a railroad, at a safe distance from tho track,of a dark night, about the time a train is expected to arrive. First you hear alow thunder reverberating among distant hills; anon a bright point of light appears, like a star on the drapery of evening. It grows with astonishing rapidity, and now it glares like the fierce red eye of a monstrous demon, becomes larger, redder, fiercer every moment, while the roar of the engine ft heralds becomes more appalling and voluminous as it approaches. An earth quake—a wirlwind—a shower of fire — and the train is passed. If there be not more poetry in this than in an old night-coach, wftb its dim lamps, drowsy driver, piled-up baggage-rack, snoring passengers and weary cattle, then wo give up our point. To us a railway train is a relization of the wildest fan cies of eastern romances, tho fireman an Afrite, the conductor a magician, the brakeman attendant genii .—Boston Globe. —Felix, the man-milliner rival ot Worth, made twenty-five visiting dresses, twenty-five ball dresses, twenty morning and five o'clock dresses and undresses too numerous to count, for Miss Murphy, the California heiress, who recently married Lord Wolseley, in England. SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. —The goat is in danger of losing his main article of diet. A new industry is the collection of tin caus for melting in to window weights. —Dr. Freize, a Brazilian physician, has discovered in the biorid of yellow fever patients a minute parasite which, he believos, is the cause of yellow fever. —A stock company has been formed in Schuyler, NCb., with a capital stock of $10,000, for the purpose of manu facturing syrup from tho amber, sugar cane .—Chicago Tribune. m-A gentleman living in Florida has patented a process for making sugar and syrup from cassava, and, after os-, périment, writes that he has nö doubt cassava cultivation will, in a few years, bo the most pro tit able employment, of the people in' that State .—Chicago Jour nal. ■ ■ ■ —A San Francisco inventor claims to haVo constructed a life-saving raft oapable of accommodating 500 passen gers. It is 108 feet long and twenty eight feet wide when Inflated, yot can be stowed away under the bulwarks of a vessel, occupying a space only three feet wide, three feet high and twenty eight feet long. —Hay grown west of tho Mississippi is fed in Charleston, after having been carried 2,000 miles. It has not been many years since the idea of profitably carrying so bulky a product ono-fffth of that distance would have been laughed at. Sinco that time freights for long distances havo boon much re duced, and farmers have learned how to put thoir hay nnd straw in much better shape for shiptnont.— Chicago Herald. ' ' " :—"Mr. Sorrell, of New York," says tho Philadelphia Press, "has received the gold medal' of the Lyons (France) Academy for his invention for tho auto matic reeling of silk by elcotrieity. Mr. Serrell wont to Lyons some years ago and won the confidence of tho groat capitalists there, getting them to neoept his labor-saving machinery, which will work much the same revolution that was accomplished by the cotton-gin. Tho fortunate inventoria still a young man, and his friends believe he has an extraordinary career before him." —A second oleotrio boat has been launched upon the Thames. It is forty six feet long and can carry fifty pas sengors. Its motive force lios concealed in seventy boxes, each of ono horse power stored under tho floor of the boat, and at the end there is a Sioinens dynamo, tho spindle of which is con tinued so as to form tho screw, without intermediate gearing. A speed of nine miles an hour can be maintained for six or seven hours, when the secondary batteries have to be replenished. There is no noise, or heat, or smoke, or smell, or waste, and the machinery takes up so little room that prnotically the entire boat is available for passenger aceom modations. PIT1I AND''POINT. " -The report comes from New York that tho dudes are taking to drinking absinthe. Shi don't say a word; ab sinthe is said to be fatal in three years. ■Rochester (N. Y.) Express. —A littlo boy, disputing 'with his sis ter on somo subject, exclaimed: "It's true;,for ma sags so; and if ma says so, it is so, whether it is so or not!" -A Boston school girl can not b« made to speak of overalls. She prefers to call them super-omnes. Now let some of those wild Western sheets ngain sneer at olir culture, If they dare!— Boston Transcript. -A man who paid a plumber $50(1 for putting tho water on every floor of his house, said when the kitchen chim ney caught fire tho engine company did the same job without charging him a cent.— Chicago Times. —An enthusiastic country exchange remarks: "Tho hills and valleys are carpeted with tho Verdant growing cropB." A neat idea. Tho carpet, strictly speaking, is of tho ingrain va riety.— Pittsburgh Telegraph. —Ice-cream is now made from kao lin, a white olay, swoetenod with glu cose and flavored with chemicals, and yet, notwithstanding all this extra trouble, it is sold at the same price as the old-fashioned kind.— Philadelphia News. —"My case is just here," said citizen to a lawyer. "Tho plaintiff will swear that I hit him. I will swear that I did not. Now what can you |lawyera make out of that if we go to trial?" "A hundred dollars easy, was tho reply. —N. Y. Independent. —"A Word and a Blow!"—First Gent (Celt): "Ye met'm at me broth er's, the mimber, I thinkP" Second Gent (Saxon): "Yes, but I haven't any favorable impression of him—'n fact um—ho struck me as a liar." First Gent: "Did he, thin? I hope ye hit'm back, sur!"— Punch. —A conundrum constructor, whoso name is unknown to fame, has found out by experience the difference be tween a sweetheart and a wife is almost akin to the difference between a gold headed cane and a wart on your nose. You carry the one around with you because you like to and the other be cause you've got to.— N. Y. Commer cial Advertiser. —An ambitious Burlington woman ordered a new poke bonnet: "Make the bonnet as big as the price." In about a week a hay wagon, havini scared all the street cars off the tracl on its way, halted and drew up in front of her house with a thing on it so much bigger than the block (that the woman oouldn't keep it in town without paying storage to the city.— Burlington Haw £ sys. ■ 1 Stt? COMMERCIAL LAW. Brief Ills«.«, of täte Decision. Compiled Specially for the St. Louts Commer cial Guette.] VERBAL AND WRITTEN CONTRACTS. Action was brought on three promis notes executed by defendant to ' the purchase money sorv plait ntiff, being the purchase money of a tract of land which plaintiff sold to defendant, who at the time exe cuted back a mortgage to secure their payment The mortgage contained a power of sale, under whloh plaintiff after the notes became due, advertised and sold the same and had it bought In for his bonefit It was afterward agreed between them that if defendant would surrender the possession of tho premises to the plaintiff, he would oanoel the notes and release defendant from any further liability. In pur suance of said agreement defendant permitted plaintiff to take possession of the land and waived his right to re claim from the sale under the mor' As this contraot was not plaintiff insists that ho was ny it, Held, that when » pa _ ment is executed courts win not inquire te mortgage, in writing, 9 not bound parol agree into tho consideration nor disturb the consideration in whloh parties have voluntarily plaoed themselves. Where tho contract Is actually cancelled and the property surrendered, It Is at an end, ana the formality of a written re lease Is unnecessary. The offset of ap executed agreement is the same whether the oontraot be sealed or otherwise.—Russell vs. Berkstresser, Supreme Court of Missouri. RAIL WAT FENCING. The statute requiring railway compa nies to fence their tracks is not for the purpose of protecting adjoining land owners from damages that might bo done by stock getting on the right of way and thence to the adjaeent crops. Tho objeot of the statute was to prevent stook from coming on the railroad and being injured, ana to prevent aeeidente which would likely occur if stook were not fenced sway from the track, thereby promoting the safety of passengers ana employes on the train. There is a spécial requirement In the statute, the J ilain object of which Is to prevent stook rom getting on the track, and for a failure to oomplv with it a special lia bility is provided in respeot to one thing, viz., the damages wbloh may be done by the agents, engines or oars of tho corporation to auoh stook so getting on the road, and providing that when this requirement Is oomplled with, lia bility In rozpeot to suoh damages shall be dependent upon negligent or willful conduct. The manifest purpose of the law is to enforce this special duty by attaohing this special liability, ana had there been a purpose to create a liabil ity beyond that specified, very different terms would have been employed.—P., D. ä E. R. R. Co. vs. Schiller, Appel late Court of IUlnois. WIDOW'S SNARE OF ESTATE. A wile demands and receives from her husband one-third of the purchase price Of a tract of land as ana for her separate property, in consideration of her relinquishing to tho purchaser her inchoate right of dower in the land sold, and the remaining two-thirds of tho price passas into the personal estate of the husband, of which he dies possessed intestate. Held, that the widow is not estopped from claiming her distributive share ot any part of tho personal estato of her deceased bnsband by reason of the foot that such estate was augmented by the conversion of suoh realty into personalty.— Barber vs- Hite et al., Su preme Court of Ohio. EXEMPTIONS AND INSURANCE MONET. Whore personal property exempt by law from execution is destroyed, the In surance money due upon its loss is not exempt. The Insurance company is tho debtor of the party Insured for the amount of the insuranoe. There is just so much "money due him" from the corporation, not as the priee or equiva lent of tho property insured, but upon an agreement to indemnify the Insured against its loss by fire, the considera tion for which was the premium paid, aud not any interest in suoh property. —Monniea Vs. German Insurance Com pany, Appellate Court of Ulinols. CONSTRUCTION OF "WILL. A widow with throe Infant ohildren provided in her will as follows: "I wish my aunt B. to take charge of my chil dren, and to feoeive annually from my estate for her services the sum of $600." Held, that the clause was a. direction for payment of a certain sum annually tor services in oharge of ohildren, and that the right to receive such payment ended with the termination of her rela tion to the children. The direction in quostion was akin to an appointment of a testamentary guardian, and should be simply construed.—Hewson and Emlen's Appeal, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. CHATTEL MORTGAGE. The intention of the parties to a chat tel mortgage, that after acquired prop erty should be included In the mortgage, must clearly and expressly appear in the instrument itself. The omission can not be cured by parol evidenoe of the understanding between the partlea— Montgomery vs. Chase, Supreme Court of Minnesota. SALE AND REPRESENTATION«. A person buying stock of a bank from the bank is entitled to ' assurances ol an officer of to its financial condition. If ! stockholder, he is not bound to I himself of his right to examine books of the bank.—Union Ms"*' Bank vs. Hunt, Supreme Court < souri.