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I n maiden, with the eyne of sin And tunlnr fot-lcn hntr, j? What la lha Bin m bead M Tie" .4 ela. vtlh krrLne" Mr Cpoe yoaf etatki Ik braiiaea Hay. Vu eyee Ilk aapphtres eBtaa. tonkin an yon tea say (X iooJ Sunt Valeatlaa, Ok ely etaid. "lib ay an of aia And hair like ratal arise. What la Ika (lA yoa kokl au tlf hi Tbal dalaiy. perfumed thlae-r 4nd skat Ik tauujhlnc words yo nj With line Ilk nibr ln Wail la toot heart jot fcleea the da Ot (oo4 baint VaawUaa Oh trnlte euid. Uk eyas el tnn And rarla of ebcataul hair That fo a ewtleor er are. Whtebe'er roe ehooae la wear- Waal do lb alms! nraaa nay Among lha donera that iwiae Tbal you th-Mild kaeal to blnea tha da; (X food Saint Valentine. Ob sappy BSldeas, fair and tweet. The tin la each la daar Thai Cupid brU oa ptnloaa teat ' baa lure la watllaf aaar. And. aa yoa hide It aare away. To rack will aeera divine Tha jo? that rama upon thla day Of tond Salat Van-aline. Kilth Kajnoad, la Oa a Waa a. . wVLENTINE. HATEVER other accom plishments or characteristics Simon burl may hare possessed hia predom inant qualitiea were excessive bashful ricsa and very slender form, set off by a pale, lemon-colored atrip of f uii on hia upper lip. He waa in tha employ of Messrs. Hoof Tallow, of Windy City, a frontier town noted for it briskness and its numerous cyclones, which, it wsa declared, tnrned the in habitants over as often as a netting hen ia said to turn ber eggs over. It was seldom, however, that any fatalities hail to be reported, though many com plain U of being "shuck up right arnart" might hare bceo heard on arl ou sides. - Messrs. Hoof & Tailow plied a thrifty business in buying up and shipping out hides, bones, etc, products made abundant by the cyclone, the blizzard Jtnd the great, gaunt prairie wolrea. Simon wa fresh from the rural dis tricts around .Ntur Valley, Kan., from which it was rumored that his folks hnd been driren by force of dry weather and chinch-bugs. A few of tlu'lr former acquaintances, however, declared that the tall, thin-visaged be ing known as Hlinou'o futher had been actuated in quitting his old place of abode more on account of the enforce ment of the prohibitory law than for any other reason, and had come to live among cowboys and buffalo grass, where more freedom of conscience was .permitted. lie that as It may, the elder Early "had removed his family and belongings to the more unrestricted town of Wiudy City, where the diffident Simon had secured a position in his Uncle Hoof i .eMablishmcnt In order to help 8imon scrape off some of the baHhfulness for which he was renowned his considerate uncle and Mr. Tallow frequently aent him .across the hillocks and hollows of buf falo grass to outlying farmers and ranchers to bargain for fresh supplies of hides, bones, and anything in their line. It was 8t Valentine's day, mild and pleasant. But the good and much enduring citizens ot Windy City were not an almanac-reading people, jtnd it is doubtful If more than a half dozen of them could have told you why the 14th of February was such a popu lar day with young folks. Sltnnn was one of that half-dozen. He knew what Valentine's day meant, and it hnd been his intention to answer an advertisement in a newspaper where he had read that two fancy, lacc trimmed expressions of a lover's feel ings might be purchased for five cents. He didn't care for the money, and, much as he would have liked Bending Ixith of them to a certain maiden over on Tar creek, he lacked even the cour age to write the manufacturers what he wanted. They didn't keep valentines for sale at any of the stores in indy City, lint shutting whatever regrets or longings he might have closely in his heart, Wiraon mounted his broncho and rode away across the prairie to en gage hides and bones for the firm. He hlnshed to himself as he thought how much pleasanter it would be to engage that certain maiden in conversa tion, if he only dared do it. An unusually early blizzard had swept along Tar preck, killing a great deal of stock for the ranohers. This enabled the youth to reap a rich har vest In the peculiar wares of the firm. Having bargained with some fellows engaged in the bone-picking business to deliver at 'an early day, Simon started toward home, directing his broncho by a cattle path that passed the ranch of old Sandhill Hyde, one of 'the first comers to Tar creek. The old r is i u - If rancher. Jovial and grlsxly, eanght sight of Simon and hailed him. '"Hullo, Sim! EiJa to aa' lite. It's near hah time, an' ef yer not erbove break in' an' eat in' eorn-dodger an' ta ters with ole San'hUl an' hia gals, Jea' take yer lean can-ass off thet critter an' kem in. Ther women folks'd be plumb tickled ter hev yer itop." "I'm much obliged to you, Mr. Hyde, returned hlmon, halting before the old rancher, and only a few feet from the door of the eabln, "but I must be get tin' back.- Yer hain't goin' to do bo sech thing, Sime. lilt right off, 1 say," insisted old Sandhill. "I can't, Mr. Hyde," stammered St on, blushing aa red aa a Kansas sun set, and bowing nervously to the six buxom daughters of handhiU, who, hearing voices outside, had rushed to the door tc learn who had arrived. So great was the shock to Simon, when he beheld those six black-eyed, rosy eheeked creaturea gazing at him, that be really felt faint. His backbone was as limp as a piece of wet cheese-cloth. Several times before he had met SspdhlU's six girls, and at three or four "gum-chawe on Tar creek that winter he had actually had the courage to play with one of them. Ia fact, that one was the certain zoaidea Simon had thought of when he read about the two valentines for five cents. A cow boy friend was responsible for initiat ing the diffident youth into the mysteries of those frontier play parties, and although the dark orbs of Alzony Hyde had almost unhinged his nervous system, he had somehow man aged to play several games with her. He had not seen Atxony since the New Year's party at Thad Miller's, and now the sight of her In all her strong beauty set wild emotions espertng in his breast, and he resolved to fly as speedily as he could tear hi nisei f away from Old Sandhill. Then he auddenly rembered that his employers had com missioned him to call that very day at Kancher Hyde's. Despite the (sot that it was agony to talk business with those six girlsstanding inthi doorway, Simon made a heroio effort and stam mered out: "I can't get off to-day, but I wanted to see you on a little bufclnets. "All right, Slme. Wot kin I do fur yer?" encouraged Old Sandhill. "Have you any hides?" asked Simon, very red in the face, "I want what you have if you can spare 'em." A peculiar twinkle came Into the old rancher's eyes, and raittlng his lusty voice, he called: Sary Lib, kem hyer!" 'Wot yer want?" demanded a fleshy. middle-aged woman, pushing the girla 1 ' I can't BIT good-naturedly out of the door and taking possession of the space her self. ' "Hyer'a this Windy City hairpin wan tin' ter know ef we hev any hide ter spare," he informed his smiling spouse. "Waal, I low we hev," she returned, nodding pleasantly to the easeless Simon, her smile broadening as she scented one of Sandhill's characteristic jukes. 'Waal, Slme, yer hear wot Sary Lib hev ter say. so as fur as I'm consarned yer kin hev every hide I've got ef yer want em," was Sandhill s answer, winking facetiously at his better half. "Uow many have you?" asked the hide buyer, growing more and more uneasy under the quizzical treatment of the old rancher. "Six, all mighty well kep'," with an expansive grin. "I'd like to see them right away," an swered Simon, fidget! ig nervously with his bridle rein. "I got to be gettin' back." "All right, Bime," and pointing to his six giggling girls, Old Sandhill con tinued: "Thar, Sime, Is my ilydes, an' I 'low yer won't strike er finer lot in this whole blame kentry. I didn't spect er slim hairpin like yer would want 'em all, but ef yer do, take every hooter of 'em, an' may buff or lo grass an' bones save yer!" The face of the timid hide buyer was painful to behold. He tried to Urge his broncho away, but he was power less to speak or move. The girls, un able longer to repress their risibilities, joined their parents In laughter. "Waal, Slme," the old rancher went on, ohoklng back another roar of mirth, "seein' asyer kin' o' morose erbout ther matter, I'll throw in ther ole woman ter bootl" That waa too much. With a shock Simon recovered his power cf motion, prodded his broncho sharply, and atarted away from the scene of his tor ture. Then Old Sandhill lifted up his voice and called to a cowboy at tha table: "Limber Boh, fling yer carcass outer Florence an' capture thet lndy City galoot for oe The words were scarcely ottered when a swift clatter of hoofs was heard, and a cloud of dust from the dry road announced that Limber Bob was oa Simon's trail. "Old Sandhill ordera yer back, Simey," yelled the pursuer. "So yer best mosey erlong back ter ther ranch with me an' sorter save funeral ex peases." Covered with Limber Bob's en failing six-shooter, Simon was fain to ride back to where Old Sandhill waited for them. "That's er nice way ter treat a feller when he 'a try In' ter help yer out on Valentine's day, haint it?" Old Sand hill greeted the shame-faced Simon, "Now, see hyer, Slme! yer jeenaterally got yerself Implercated with my fans bly, an I aim ter hev satisfaction. Didn't yer kiss my Alzony at that gum chaw at Tbad's?" Utterly wilted in his saddle. Simon could answer nothing. Retreat was Im possible. Limber Bob stood guard, with hit six-shooter. "Didn't yer. eh?" Old Sandhill in sisted of his captive. "Yes," Simon managed to stammer, at last, "but I I couldn't help It? "How many times did this dude kiss yer, Alzony. over ter thet gum-chaw at Thad'a?" he asked his daughter." "Oh, pap! hursh up!" Alzony replied taking refuge behind her mother. "How many times, Biney?" he ap pealed to another. "Didn't count "em," Biney returned with a simper. "I 'peal ter yer, Sime, seein' the gala won't telL Now own np how many times yer smacked my gsL Shoot him on ther spot. Bob, If he don't own np honorsble like," commanded Sandhill. "Three times," came feebly from the poor hide-agent. "Three times! Great taters! Why, young feller, yer wuss eomplercated with my Alzony than I 'spec ted. But I'm Jes goln' ter give yer er chance ter crawl outen ther complercstion as re spectable like as yer kin. Yer like Al zony, don't yer, Sime?" "Yes," waa the response. "Yer like Sime, too, Alzony?" "Hursh; pap!" "Speak up, gal. Le's hev no foolin'," urged her father. "Well, yes, then," she returned, hid; orr TO-DAV." Ing her burning face against her moth er s ampie snouioer. "Tbet settles ther whole business," announced Old Sandhill, with a broad smile of satisfaction. "Do yer know, Sime, wot day this hyer is?" "The fourteenth," Simon answered promptly, his bashfulness evidently subsiding. Of course it Is. ver srant Imlmin an' when I waa a young feller it was a great day fur ther young folks ter mate off, like ther birds in ther woods. Don't yer remember yer Valentine, Sary Lib?" he asked, looking affectionately at his wife. "Yes. 'twas verself. Sandhill " .h. answered, a tender light stealing Into uer eyes. "An' I'm yours y it an' always. An' jes so, Sime, yer my Alzony 's valentine, and she's your'nl The rest of yer go in the cabin, an let Alzony ask Sime ter tie up and git over his ruhh." Limber Bob did not have to ride Si mon down the second time. Ad H. Gibson, in National Tribune. Allowabla. She li not Jealous, yet the wished to know If an valentines I had received Thlt year tare hem: and whan I answered no, Although I blushed, I knaw thsl aha be lieved, t lied ot sourse; but why thould I regale bar About tht little one seat by my Ullorl Judge. A Natural Quaatloa. Miss Autumn Isn't this a pretty val entine I got? MissCaustlque Yss, very. Whatyeaf did you receive it? -Judge, Trotter "Ooing to send out any valentines this year?" Cholly "Ysas: I think I will aend all the girls 1 know my photo." Trotter "Why, Cholly, it Is very bad form to send out comic valentines." Harper's Bazar. t a A DAMNING RECORD. facta Which Show tha Batteoswaa at Ka BKtbUeaa Methods. The St. Louis Clobe-Deaioerat, which sometimes rises above paxtiaaahip, is subject to the mont disastrous reUpaea. Uere is an instance of the hitter. "It Is s well-kaowa (act that tna present ts fortuEaM situation la due mainly to a rauu-ai lanartura tram tha republiraa policy ander which aveh a siuiatioa was anltaowa. The democrat-) tariff Ui has redoeed tha reTeaua u a point which causes a monthly delicti, and decor ra lie achsmea cf rarreacy re form hats seriously Impaired the aubUe credit This ia not well known, and it ia not the fact. We will not say that the trouble about the gold reserve and the curren cy generally began under the Harrison administration, for such trouble really begins when the first false step is taken, and that was years before. But it is a fact that the trouble began to manifest itself distinctly and unmis takably under the Harrison adminis tration, and that it progressed so far that even in the last month of that ad ministration Secretary foster had pre pared to t&sne bonds. This was charged last fall, and when Foster was asked to deny it, he wrote to Washington to inquire whether there was any record evidence there that he had done this. Being informed that none had been found, he wrote a letter aaying there was no foundation for the statement. Then a letter of his own was printed giving directions for the preparation of the plates, and the plates themselves are .till in existence. A few indisputable facts are worth libraries full of theories. Specie pay ments were resumed January 1, ItC'X For the fiscal years from IST'J to 1881, inclusive, the redemption of United States notes averaged 82,M3,O0O per annum. All understood that they could get gold for greenbacks when they wanted it, and, eonseqnently, few wanted it The banks furnished the gold needed for export For the fiscal year 18U2 the redemptions amounted to f 'J.l.S.OOO. This waa under the Harrison administration, and before the elec tion. The distrust caused by the Sher man act and the Mchinley bill hail al ready begun. For the twenty-seven months succeeding the close of the fiscal year 1S03 the redemptions amounted to &.'06,50O,noo. All of this period, except thirty-four days, was under the McKinley bill. l'rlor to the period of distrust which began under Harrison the normal amount of gold received for customs at New York was about TS per cent From July I, 1892, to September 30, 1894 all of which period, except thirty-four days, waa under the McKinley bill It was only about 13 per cent, and dur ing the last seventeen months only 3." per cent The movement upon the gold resenre, therefore, and the virtual suspension of specie payment by the banks, begun under the Harrison ad ministration, and has gone on at an accelerating ratio. Account for it as you may, that is the simple fact Im partial financiers attribute it to the Sherman and the McKinley acts. It may be asked, what had the Mc Kinley bill to do with it? It certain ly hud as much to do with it aa the new tariff act, and republican papers say that the latter is the cau-e of the pres ent trouble because it does not yield revenue enough. Now the McKinley bill ia subject to the same objection. The republicans deny this, because they say thore was no deficit till the McKinley bill was repealed. They try to establish this by showing that there was no deficit "at the end of a fiscal year," while the McKinley law was in force. But every Intelligent person knows that this is a quibble and a mere attempt to palter with us on a double sense. It is easily demonstrable that the McKinley bill did not yield revenue enough to meet the enlarged scale of expenditure to which the republicans committed the country. The Harrison administration began dissipating the surplus even before the McKinley bill was passed. The habit of estimating this surplus at alOO.Ouo.. 000 is misleading. Mr. Cleveland left In 1889 an accuinlated surplus of about 100,000,000, and besides, the revenues were some 8100,000,000 a vear in excesa of expenditures. If the revenue had oeen kept up and exnenditurea kent down during Mr. Harrison's term the surplus would have been nearer 8600, 000,000 than 8100,000,000. A reduction of revenue was, therefore, proper if ex penditures had been kept down. But the Fifty-first congress, while reducing the revenue, increased expenses, and this led Invariably to a deficit The Harrison administration adopted several expedients to avoid the appear ance of a deficit First It squandered the surplus not only the surplus in March, 1889, but that which accumu lated between that time and the nan. sage of the McKinley bill. Then it changed the form of the debt statement Then it seized a trust fund of $55,000, 000, held for the redemption of the nan notes, ana Used that, and mneh of it was not refunded before the exol- lauuw ut air. Harrison s term. Then finding Itself unable conveniently to pay more than Ji-5,000,000 of bonds"due September, 1801, it continued them. In these various ways, bv tha shift, on evaslons of bookkeeping, It contrived to conceal the deficiency of revenue which existed under tho McKinley bill. If the McKinley bill furnished r... enue equal to expenditures, why was vuc aurpiua aissipated? Why was the national bank redemption fund seized? Why were 825,000,000 of bonds contin ued within less than a year after the McKinley bill waa passed? In all but the name this was a borrowing of money, and this would not have been necessary if the McKinley biU had been affording adequate revenue. ' As to the present tariff, it has not yet become fuUy operative. Very little duty has been collected on sugar and none on incomes. It Is generally believed that after this fiscal year it will afford abundant revenue for an administration of the government not more prodigal than it is at present Louisville SourierJournal. The nnl v nrwn nnA - i- -1 . J -r- - ooie policy for this government to pursue in Ha waii is one of ahaiInt -.....-m , ' -cuvioiiiT sou nonlnterferenee.-St Louie Republic REPUBLICAN PLANS. A aValy bebeme to Hoodwink; tho T dorian; Ctaiara nepublieans in the national legisla ture are beginning to show tueir hands. There has been doubt as to the policy which they would pursue when they assume responsibility for congressional action next winter, or earlier, if an extra session shall be ordered. Cpon the one vital question before the people the republican party b as hopelessly divided as the democ racy. Cleveland and Bland are not more widely separated than are John Sherman and Teller. With every leader of the republican party in house and senate planning for a presi dential nomination in 1806, au-l seek ing to so shape hia course as tt bold New England without estranging the agricultural and mining states ot the west, there is little hope for intelligent and radical currency legislation from that party. Observers ot the game of politic hare wondered what card the repub licans would play aa they seem in clined to put the currency question into the discard. Recollection ot the busi ness depression which attended the un certainty aa to tariff legislation ought to deter the republicans from taking up the tariff again. But it seems that they hold the tariff a safer issue to dis cuss than the currency, and will try to shift the course ot political discussion to it Their plan is simple. They eliminate from the currency problem everything but the least important factor name ly, the maintenance of the one hun dred million dollar gold reserve. 1 his, they assert can easily be kept at that point if the tariff is so amended aa to produce a large surplus annually. To reform the currency they would in crease tariff taxation, and upon the manner In which this Increase shall be made they expect political discussion to center for the next two years. It is an astute scheme, and democrats of a certain sort may be expected to join in it The east does not want the cur rency question exhaustively discussed, because it knows that the whole force ot the argumeut will be against it po sition. It does not want a national election to turn on the money ques tion, tor it knows that in such event the west aud south would unite for its discomfiture. The people, particularly we ot the west, must not be hoodwinked by this shrewd republican scheme. It may be admitted at once that if the revenues are largely increased the gold reserve may be maintained, but that In noway alters the question. As matters now stand tho nation is borrowing money in order that bankers and gold export ers may get gold to sell at a profit Under the republican plan the people would be taxed higher to the same end. Toward remedying the actual evil which lies at the bottom of eurrr-ncv agitation the republican scheme would accompusn nothing. J he nation s money would still be on the gold basis with gold appreciatinir. and the nrlcen of products and ot men, therefore, con stantly depreciating. As the produc ing classes always pay the tariff taxes republican domination will mean higher taxes for them. As they chiefly suiter irom the appreciation of gold, republican hostility to bimetallism in sures the continuance of their present ills. They should and will unite to op pose any further power being vested in the party which believea In a dear dol lar and cheap men. Chicago Times. NOTES AND COMMENTS. The new remihlienn Wl!-.,, of West Virginia starts out by electing oicve ciKins to tne senate and making an outrageouslv Dartisan coniriwuinn. al gerrymander of the state. New orooms sometimes sweep anything but "clean." Louisville Courier-JournaL Gov. McKinley ia not saying a word while the subject of supplying a treasury deficit Is agitating the nation. As a financier, the little major has .auunn a wonaertui ability lor getting a great state into debt, but when it comes to paying on he ia simply not to be counted in.-Detroit Free Frose. "Oo In, Steve!" was the remark that a distinguished statesman of tht. country once made to Stephen B. El- "' w"en ne was negotiating claims against the United Htnt-a South American countries. The unani mous nomination of the same gentle man for the West VlrcHnU UI. - n - .uqmj,uiiu indicates that he hasn't forgotten this HiTiim. iioston Herald. The nomination of Elkins for the West Virgrinia senatorshin aiiMaa lint a. press the will of tho honest masses of the republican party in that state or in any other. It could not have happened at all except aa a result nf th. i,,, and-sale system under which senator- ami are auctioned off to anyone who will bid highest for the vote of a bal ance of power in a party caucus. Nf. X. World. The Cullom.Tunno. ,. , . MIMJUJJU 10 in the saddle in Illinois and proposes to stay, and the rn,,kl!..n. . , ,. , - u -u uoes not bow his knee before the Image it seta up will be cast into a political turnace heated uvn ti. v will be shown to the rebel against it. -", ana no one but its favor ites will be Inv teri'tr. ! , . ''PPoses to spread. Political Z M rved oly to favored henchmen. The republicans of itfinois ... mis Kinu of political servl d apainthey may not. Tim will toll. Illinois Stnt- nn.i... The Wava nnrl r, i,. x. ' cou. committed wit ZT reporU '"drably Mr. W ilson , bill to remove the differential W ilson tariff had not been so solicitous to reta n nrnUnt; .. 77. . ... , r lemures ot tne sin Kin ey tariff they would never hav. copied from that tariff this provision OF GENERAL INTERS The tubipora, or organ-pip, consists of a large mass of caj tu jes, each the home of a livm tare. As many as 100,000 are somV found in one colony. - N February S3, the birthday g father of his country, ia a legal It in all the states save Arkan and Mississippi, thongh in these ia generally observed. , No deep-sea sounding is bo sidered trustworthy unless a taoiv the bottom U brought up by thj, : ing aparatos as evidence that tot has reached the solid groand. - The Hindoo maidens ha. . , I of lamps, very prettily alluded k Mr In "Illnh K,v,Uh , lamp is set adrift on th Gsafaf j inim iio inter ia luretom last Qt i owner. 1 Crude carbolic acid willensj with hard soap, the san.e aa doe aene. The emulsion may be aT. with sawdust, which la thea eaail- J plied in the stalls or wherever ts., can be sprinkled. . Dean Hole, the eminent svJ divine, says that the clock and tej in this country, asserted to hav y brought over in the Mayflower, J load to the water's edge theltj fleet of vessels ever known, and Mrnnlil K urllAla au I V ""- - - j ui um 1 1. - t : .o. ' ' "ran was III Htm J A large sum of money was 1 t 1 J 1 V ,.- WM1 UI auacpu tirimm, OI tlkmn. ton. IV, while he was riding his bfcj along lonely road. Three high 2 men stopped him, and he threw the rascals were scrambling for) watch, he escaped on hia wheel. An important change in the rJt nel service is contemplated by th k don, Chatham A Dover and the Sot eastern railways, by which Dover d be made the only starting point 1 France, and more frequent trips i be made to Calais. On the complttij the new harbor Dover is tobetbejj of departure for Flushing, Ostendtaj Boulogne as welL j Of the total population of IW (M.133,333 in 1801) nearly one-half 1 4:13,883) derives its living from SfrW ture, 3,570.nm persons tilling theb-oJ land. In the last forty years tht cultural part of the population haai minislied 10 per cent; 0,332,5)10 pern are employed In trade and indW 1,1 19,933 in railways and other fonnj transportation, 1,114,873 in tht HbJ professions, 713,024 In the polln.n 099.671 in the public service; J,l,-t more than S per cent of the popti tion, live on their private meani-U; Is, they have no recognized occupstia while a million and a third are clta Bed under "profession unknown."! SLAVERY IN NEW HAMPSHIK It Entered Until the Adoption of a BUI Hlghte Attar tha Rarolntlea. Slavery existed in New HampsW aa In the older states ot the Anierki union, until it died out, as la Una chusetts, through Its Incompatibly with the bill of rights adopted after the revolution was over. It sail er attained much strength, Its inljW being mainly the bouso servant! efi few of the wealthier familiea kU emancipation came these humWe pendents were generally cared loei . 1. 1 ... .. . .. n-L. n, i i .7 fciicr wi mor uionvfrre iub WUlOIOI Phillips, the founder of the aesdti at Exeter, affords an illustratlot this fact. In providing forth am of his body-servant, Corydon, who about a year older than himult quoted regarding him Paul's tribute Onesimus, "Not now as a servant, above a servant, a brother belovedl Corydon was well cared for sad nn' vlred his late master twenty-tM years, dying In 1818 at the ageofoa hundred years. j A census taken In 1707 showed ttt there were then in New Hampthiri three hundred and eighty-four aulsui two hundred and forty-nine feau slaves. In 177S Govt Wentworth W another census. The total number a not vary greatly from that annoW six years earlier. Portsmouth had hundred and forty, Exeter thirty-eigU Somersworth thirty, Londondtm which included the modern towiaj Derry, twenty-nine, Concord fourteu Canterbury five. The Cilley famlljaj Nottingham had many sable depase cnts and In several towns smaller bers were owned, In some of them '! one. It waa quite common in thoa days to present a minister Wlthoa body-servant and most of the pwton had no compunction In owning ok though some, aa did Judge Sea-all early as 1700, had conscientious bjer Hons to the "Institution." J Among the la,ger slaveholder! Exeter waa Judge and Landlord Su uel Oilman, who sat on the bench t kept a tavern in the building on Wiw street, now known as the Exeter lit, which In spite of its modernised if pearance is one of the oldest bullditf in town. Hia nophew, Nicholas man, is said to have lodged thirteen fourteen bond-servants under his w1! He kept some at least after slavery b become Illegal. The story goes this! one of them, a woman. havlnfM told that she was legally free, wentj her master for her emancipation pr It was promptly given her; but in s.! or two she tired of the responslbiliti" of freedom and asked to be taken bsct to her old home. " ' Slavery In New England was not or dinarlly oppressive to the slaves,?, masters and mistresses were sometlm harsh and unreasonable, and when II erty came very few bondmen decll'", to receive It In some Instances thej sought freedom In flight, and f" were emancipated because they fonBi well in the revolutionary war. Set! were not uncommon, as the aivert'j Ing columns of the Portsmouth C zette testify. Here is an advertiseW1! of 1771: i j "To be sold. A likely young nef woman used to children and vtf? handy in family; also a good ra11. cow. Inquire of the printers." There are evils enourh in the ", munity to-day, but progress has he made in the century and a qusf1" since this outrageous Bdverti,1'e',, appeared.-Youth's Companion.