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Vy aMer'II be down la minute, and says you're
lo wait. If you please, .....
Aad sara 1 slight nay till abe came, If I'd promise
her to tease,
Nor tprnk til you poke to me flrwl; but that's non-
wht.i.ioid me u mr u l didn't don't too really auicklr ran to the rescue, calling to Poll
and iiuir torn soi t0 toil them if he was killed. On raiBinsr
under the windows. It being Poll's first
spring airing, be was wild witn dengnt,
jumping about in great glee, until tee
nail, probably weakened by the winter
storms, gave way, and the cage fell to
the ground with great force. ine
children, loving the bird very dearly,
and conscious of their disobedience,
And then you'd (eel strange here alone, and you
wouldn't know just where lo ait,
for that rtiair lan'l wrung on iu legs, and we never
im It a bit.
We kern It to watch with the eofa. But, Jack saya
II miM i Ilk fail
Te Bow yourself right down upon it, and knock out
the very last screw.
S'ooaeToutrTt I won't tell. You're afraid to!
ik I fr.iH th miM think it wu mean !
Wall, iben. there's the album-tbat'a pretty, if
mm ikil nuir Inmn are clean :
For suiter ay sometimes I daub it; but the only
mvi that when ahe's crow. . . ... .
There's ber picture. You know It. It like her;
abe iu t good-looking, ol course.
"This hi me It'a the beat of em all. Now, tell me,
wnu'A nmmmr bare thought
That once I ae little aa tuatf It'a the only one
that could be bought ;
For that waa the message to pa from the photograph
man where 1 aat
That be wouldn't prl .t off any more till he Ant got
ais money lor was.
WhatT Maybe you're tired of waiting? Why,
ftftAti .Km'. L.n.r thaa thia:
There's all ber bark-hair to do up, and all of her
front curia to Iria
But It'a nice to be sluing here talking like grown
ana.lttiaff w rill .nil me. 1
Do you think you'll be coiuin i here often? Oh, do.
But don't e me liae Tom Lee.
" Tom I Iler last beau. Why.my goodness, he
tun-d to be here day and night.
Till the folks thought that he'd be her husband, and
Jack ear. that tare him a fright.
Yon won't run aw.y, then, as be did? For you're
not a rick man, tbey aay ;
Fa mya you are pmir as a church-mouse. Now, are
your And how poor are tbey 7
" Ain't yon glad that you met me? Well, I am, for
1 know now voti're hair isn't rd:
But what there ia Ml of it's mousy, and not what
that aaugnty jack earn.
But. there. I must go : aister'a coming. But I wish
1 could wait, luat to are
If she ran up to you and klaaed you In the way that
ane uaou to mum ijrn.
The " Reminincences of the Third
Baptist Church," with the more recent
notice of the new departure, says the
T,! I T a... A DU1
I njviueun uuurntti, una icu w uiauj I het vou!"
iirimnt ronncutji for an Rrnnlint nf I yuul
Father Doda'a parrot, that used to speak
in the meeting. We do not propo e to
send to the Journal a memoir or a full
record of this wonderful bird, but merely
a selection of his mot characteristic
sayings and doings. The Journal told
us not long since that parrots were
centenarians. We are not able to claim
for Air. Dods's parrot such remarkable
longevity, but commence this unadorned
recital of amusine incidents and familiar
conversation by relating this well-known
August 22, 1789, Poll was found on a
wharf near where the post-office new
stands. Mr. Dods, going from his home
on Westminster-street, near Turk's
Head, to get a breath ef fresh air from
the water, heard the pitiful cry of
"Polly'i hungry I Polly's hungry!"
Puntuinar the sound, he soon succeeded,
on removing some lumber, in releasing
a beautiful dove-colored male parrot.
with a brilliant tail of bright scarlet
plumage. The day had been an event
ful one to Mr. Dods, who had ex
perienced a great joy in the new relation
of father. Polly s introduction to the
family was therefore kept with that of
the birth of the imant daughter, and his
subsequent life of thirty-one years was
intimately connected with the increase
and change incident to the family.
Poll was supposed to be a fugitive (to
use the words of the record) " from a
Guinea vessel which had set sail that
day from bold water:" his language con
Armed that supposition, calling " all
hands," making free use of sea phrases,
and singingsnatches of sailor songs. The
profanity of the bird so astonished and
alarmed the young mother that great
Eains were taken to correct its bad
abits before the little daughter could
understand such rough expressions.
Poll was teachable, and soon adapted
his conversation to his new surround
ings. As one after another was added
to the family circle, he gave a welcome
to each, and watched over all with
great vigilance. The names of father
anil mother were snoken as nlainlv bv
Poll as the children. If the eldest
daughter (his contemporary) had charge
oi tne cradle, ana leit it lor a moment,
Poll was sure to say, when the mother
- returned, " Mother, Sally didn't rock
tne cradle."
He was often complained of for being
a great tell-tale. The children of the
neighborhood also received a share of his
attention. His memory was perfect and
sometimes quite distressing.
A little truant boy living near by
gave his mother so much trouble that
she was frequently at the door, calling
loudly for him by name. At last the
little fellow sickened and died. The
mother, overcome by her irrief, was very
ill for a lwng time. On her recovery it
was impossible for ber to go near the
door when Poll was swinging in his out
door cage without her feelings being
harrowed by his calling, almost in her
own tone of voice, " Ueordie I Ueordie !"
At this time Poll was not receiving
tne training ana nurture oi a proteased ly
Christian home. Strict attention had.
however, been given to moral education.
so sadly neglected in his youth. As
time went on he became a general
favorite, less self-willed and high-
spiritea, returning love lor love, need'
ing only gentle reproot for wrong
doing. In 1805 there was a powerful religious
awakening in Providence. Mr. Dods,
his wife and eldest daughter were at that
time brought under the influence of Di
vine truth and received into the fellow
ship of the First Baptist Church. Conver
sion in those days meant a great deal,
and was followed by marked results.
The atmosphere of the home became so
wholly religious thateven the house-dog,
Tiger, went regularly to church with his
master, and when at one time toe good
man was very seriously ill, and the
family were kept at home by care and
anxiety, Tiger could be seen, at the first
sound of the old Baptist bell, making
his way to church and to the family pew,
where he quietly remained until the
service was over. This was so wvll
known in the town that when a French
the cage the frightened bird shook him
self venemently, and, jumping on his
perch, exclaimed, in his gru fleet tones,
" Poll thought he was going to the
devil !" Years had gone by since Poll
had used a word of the kind, and the
children, whose tears were turned to
merry laughter, alwavs affirmed that
they had evidence of his penitence in
tue tact that be was never Known to
repeat the offense.
Polly a religion did not save him irom
his inveterate habit of tale-bearing. As
the daughters grew up to womanhood
there could be no courting done in that
chimney-comer, for Poll would telL
When the second daughter was about to
be married considerable anxiety was ex
pressed in reference to keeping the ap
proaching marriage from a gossipin
neighbor until the bans were publishe
op the following Sabbath. Poll heard
all the talk between the young couple
during that twilight hour. Before the
Sabbath came this neighbor called to see
the family. As soon as she entered the
sitting-room roll began to make a great
commotion 'in ha cage, swinging and
aancmg at a ieanut rate, until ne at
tracted ber notice, when in a singing
tone he repeated over and over again,
' George and Rose going to be married,
to be married, to be married.
lsut roll, as be advanced in years
grew thoughtf ul. After the removal of
the family to the home on 1 ransit-street
be was more than ever associated with
its religious life. All Father Dod's
daughters were singers what a blessing
to the household I The eldest daughter
frequently led the singing at these
social meetings. A Methodist sister
sometimes shared this honor with her.
An English minister, who was often
a guest at the bouse, took the first oppor
tunity to say to this daughter, bally
tally, don t let that Methodist body
roll was an unobserved
At the next weekly meeting, as soon
as the hymn was read, and the good sis
ter was ab ut to commence to sing in
her spirited way, Poll electrified the
whole worshiping company by repeating
in its loudest, clearest tones the admoni
tion he had recently heard, "bally
Silly, don't let that Methodist body beat
you I" We omit the scene at the close
of the meeting. Poor Poll was in dis
grace. Poll was opposed to the long
meetings, and more than once called on
diherent brethren to close the meeting,
On a particular occasion he seemed to
soon tire of the regular exercises, and
called out, " Brother Bushbee, close the
meeting by prayer." J he brother thus
called upon was sitting with closed eyes
waiting for an opportunity to exhort.
Sadly embarassed and wondering at the
sudden termination of the meeting.
he arose and offered an appropriate clos
ing prayer.
roll was removed by a member
of the family, much to the chagrin of
the young people, who believed he
should be "allowed full liberty to exer
cise his gift. Poll must have had some
idea of this principle, for at another
time he gave life and spirit to a dull
meeting by saying, inquick, energetic,
" Brethren, there is liberty !"
His power of speech was clear and
strong, and as he advanced in years sen
tentious. It was not a strange thing for
age, as well as youth, to receive words
of caution or reproof. One summer
afternoon Mrs. Dods was engaged in
making copperplate curtains for the
windows ; several of the good sisters of
the to irst Church were assisting in the
work. There was a pleasant converse,
with long and earnest discussions, as to
the best method of draping curtains.
There was a good deal of measuring and
puzzling in trying to decide whether
they should allow for frill at the top or
no frill, to be made open in the center
and looped on either side oi the window,
or only on one side; how much fringe,
which was Mrs. Dods s own netting,
should be used, etc.
roll was grave and quiet, watching all
the doings with interest, but this manifes
tation of extreme worldliness was too
much for him to bear. Improving a
pau-e in the conversation, he spoke out
in his sharpest manner, " Mother Dods,
curtain?, curtains, all curtains, and no
religion to-day 1" Shall we tax the
credulity of the readers of the Journal
by adding that these good women.
startled by. this rebuke, laid aside their
work at once joined in singing " Come,
thou loHnt of r very blessing," thus com
mencing an informal religious service?
We know where of we write.
In age and increasing febleness Poll
did not lose his remarkable memory. A
beloved sister in the church ("lister
Ross"), who was a frequent visitor at
the house, and was very lond of roll,
died very suddenly. More than two
years had elapsed when a lady called
on Mrs. Dods, who, in size and dress, re
sembled i his deceased friend. Poll was
very much excited, and putting his head
through ihe wire of his cage, looked at
her very earnestly. To the astonish
mentof all present, he inquired " Is that
Sister Ross ?" On being answered in the
negative, he showed his disappointment
by refusing to speak or leave his swing
wnue tne visitor remained
We now come to the time when Poll
was old and gray-headed, his strength
gone, and his life tilled up with
labor and sorrow. Receiving the ten
derest care, he lingered many months
after he was stricken with wasting de
cay. With the first breath of the win
ter of 1820 Poll passed away, quietly
and poacefully. It was a stormy winter
day when the children of the neighbor
hood gathered around the little box that
contained all that was left of his bird
life, and bore it lovingly to the foot of
the garden, giving it decent burial.
Debasing Coin.
The most extensive fraud perpetrated
on gold coinage is "splitting.' The
A 1CUUU- t. t' . 1 , i , .
man, on some business errand, inquired lr:r i T 1. , ,
i t , . ,i iieuuv in lwo. iaen ne p-ntip-pa ina o-nin
n wno riRrt 1 . , . .t . o - . o-
in his broken way for the man who had
one very religious dog," he was im
mediately directed to Mr. Dods.
It was not strange that so intelligent
a bird as Poll should be impressed by
out in the center until only a thin out
side shell is left, and substitutes a silver
and platinum alloy for the metal thus
abstracted, ihe two parts are then
these strong religious influences, and rflT B?L ldei-, and the edge is
after a few years become so accustomed
to the evening services and fraternal
greetings as to really give evidence of
being a good Christian parrot, speaking
in the conference and prayer meetings
whenever an opportunity offered. He
was often banished to some room remote
from the meeting, but when forgotten,
or for previous good conduct allowed to
remain, would startle all present by his
testimony. On one occasion, a very
animated sermon waa scarcely brought
vu a ciose wnen ron was pleased to say,
very graciously, " That's a pretty good
discourse 1"
A striking incident in Poll's experience
about this time brought out the fact that
early influences often determine the
character of those which will continue
to act with more or less force. Poor
Poll was overcome by a sudden tempta
tion, and it occurred in a moment of
great hilarity. The older members of
the household having gone abroad to
spend the day, the two youngest daugh
ters were housekeepers. The day was
lovely, and the girls, contrary to orders,
veniurea to taie roil irom nis ac
customed place ia the gunny corner of
the sitting-room (or keeping-room, as it
was called then), placing him in his
outdoor nook, In the sweetbrier brush
rcmilled. In this way, we are informed,
gold to the value of $15.50 has been
taken from a single piece. The opera
tion, however, cenerallv destrovs the
ring or tone of the coin, leaving it, be
sides, eitner. too light or too thick. An
other swindle is to bore into the edge,
ana it is saia tnat John Uhinaman favors
this game, buying no the pieces, sendinrr
them to China, so that his dexterous
compatriots may there manipulate them
in safety, and subsequently reimporting
tnem to set them adritt upon the lib'
suspecting American public. The holes
whence the gold is taken are refilled
with silver, covered with gold solder, and
the edges are neatly finished ; but the
light weight reveals the theft. From
nve to seven and a half dollars' worth
of gold has thus been taken from one
coin, and the pieces, of course, have
every appearance of being genuine,
Bow doth the bu-y fly
Improve each day tbat panes;
without, however, bettering
The buttor aud molaaeeal
Eow cii gins are bis feet
At morn when we're reposing;
Bow well hlsmiMion he fulfills
By keeplDg ns from dosingl
The deril's emlmary be,
And zealou past comparing;
While others merely tempt us, he
Insist upon our swearing.
An Idiot Czar How Elizabeth Became
Empress of Russia.
The night of the 25th of November,
1741, was bitter cold in the Russian
Capital on the Neva. It has been snow
ing all day, and at setting in of dusk a
furious gale had sprung up, and rendered
tne coiu almost mtoieraoie. i ever me
ttle Annikoff Palace where the
Grand Duchess Elizabeth, Peter the
Great's daughter, resided was the scene
of a gay festival.
It was the birthday oi the mncesa,
and her sumptuous apartments were
crowded from an early hour in the even
ing with elegantly dressed gentlemen,
who congratulated ber witn an tne sud-
missiveness usually displayed toward
crowned heads.
Elizabeth herself was radiant. She
was not exactly beautiful, but still a
most attractive woman. Her form was
perfect, her complexion was dazzling
white, and face, dotted with two hazel
eyes, constantly wore a commanaing,
majestic expresioa. bne looked very
much like her illustrious father, and on
the present joyous occasion more so than
The large bell on the St. Isaac's dome
proclaimed the hour of nine, when an
elderly gentleman, with a Machiavel
lian face, approached and whispered to
her in trench:
They are in the cabinet, your Impe
rial Highness."
The Princess replied, smilingly:
. " I shall be there" in a few minutes."
She bowed graciously to the assem
bled guests, and said, with the most en
gaging smile:
" uentlemen, i. nave to retire ior a
short time. Will you meanwhile diink
my health?"
Strangely enough, they responded to
by shouting in an enthusiastic mannner:
" long live our Czarina!"
btie kissed her hand to her guests and
then disappeared.
A few - moments la'er she entered her
private cabinet, where she found Dr.
Lostocq, her French physician, M. de la
Chetardie, the French Minister to Rus
sia, besides several superior officers of
the famous Life Guard Regiment Preo-brazeni-ky.'
" Every thing is ready, Your Imperial
Highness," said the Doctor to the Grand
The latter looked at the officers of the
Life Guard Regiment.
"Can I trust your regiment?" she
"We will go through fire and water
for our Czarina!" they replied enthusi
" You know, if we fail, officers,"
she rejoined, slightly inclining her proud
bead, '' the scaffold awaits you. If you
succeed, each of you will receive three
hundred thousand roubles and a regi
ment of his own."
" We will succeed. Czarina 1" cried the
" Then proceed to the Imperial
Palac-V she said ; " Dr. Lestocq will go
with you, and tell you what to do."
They wrapped themselves up in their
costly furs, and left the room, shouting
" Long live our (Jzarina I"
She returned to her guests, and the
officers, headed by Lestocq, hastened to
the barracks of the Preobraszensky
Guards. They found their soldiers under
arms ready to march.
"forward to the imperial Palace!
shouted Colonel Samineff to them.
Thev tramped silently through the
deep snow. Upon their arrival at the
Imperial ralace, they dismissed the sen
tinels, and with crossed bayonets rushed
up the great staircase.
At the landing they were met by a
beautiful, fair-haired woman, who held
an lntant in her arms.
" What do you want?" she said, in ter
ror, to the officers that headed the column.
" How dare you invade the palace of
your legitimate Czar ?"
bhe held up her mtant. It was only
three months old, and yet it was under
the name of Ivan the Third, Emperor
of all the Russias !
He is not the Czar,', shouted
Lestocq, brutally. " Our Czarina is
hilizabeth I"
" Traitor!" replied the lady, who was
no other than Anna of Lourland, the
mother of the infant Czar. " You shall
mount the scaffold !"
" Enough ! enough !" cried Lestocq.
" Send her and her brat down stairs.
Put her into the carriage."
" What is all this?" asked a man who
suddenly appeared by the side of Anna.
He was her husband, Prince Anthony
Ulrick, of Brunswick, a lazy, indolent
sort of fellow.
" Take him down stairs, too 1" ordered
Several guardsmen hustled Anna, who
was speechless with terror, and who
closely clasped her little son, Ivan, to
her bosom, down stairs. Others dragged
her husband after her.
In front of the palace a large traveling
coach awaited them. They were thrust
into it, and the watchman, who sat by
the side of the coachman on the box,
whispered to the latter:
"To Riga!"
The ride lasted twenty-four hours.
During these twenty-four hours, not
withstanding the inclemency of the
weather, not a morsel of food was given
to the prisoners.
At Riga they were delivered, in a
truly deplorable condition, to the com
mander at the citadel.
" Put them into a solitary cell and
have them watched with the utmost
vigilance. If they escape you will loose
your head. Such are the orders of Her
Majesty, our new Empress Elizabeth."
In the mean time Elizabeth had been
proclaimed everywhere as the legitimate
The old Russian party supported her.
except the ecclesiastics, who refused to
believe in the story that Ivan III was
dead. That story was circulated by
Elizabeth and her instruments, and the
most rigorous measures were adopted to
prevent any body from circulating the
report that the young Czar was still
Meanwhile Ivan and the ill-fated
parents remained for eighteen months at
Kiga, then they were taken to the
gloomy State Prison at Dunamunde,
from which young Ivan was transferred
to the fortress at O ran ienbaum, while
his parents were sent to Castle Kolomo-
gori, where they were better treated,
but Anna died there heart-broken in
March, 1746. Her husband survived
there twenty-nine years longer.
At uranienbaum the boy uzar was
purposely made an idiot, and. horrible
to say, a drunkard. His keepers gave
him, when he was only seven years old,
six or seven bottlcu of strong wine daily.
They gorged him with indigestible food,
and treated him as if it was their
bounden duty to deaden his mental
disgusting idiot. She fainted, and when
he left the room she exclaimed :
Great God! Great God! Can I
have done thisf '
Nevertheless, she sent him to a cell in
tne fortress of Schlusselburg, where
they gave him plenty to eat, more to
drink ana nne ciotnes, ior tne iuioi czar
had become ridiculously vain of his
personal appearance.
lizabeth died on the zatn oi .Decem
ber, 1761, and Peter the Third, the hus
band of Catharine ot Anhalt-zerbst,
who became in less than two years
ruler of Kussia, became Czar, hie
then only learned that Ivan was still
alive. He visited the poor idiot at
Schlusselburg, and was horror-struck at
his aDoerrance.
" Poor youth !" he said compassion
ately to Ivan ; " suppose i take you to
St. Petersburg. There I and my wife
Catharine will make life pleasant for
Ivan flew into a paroxysm of rage.
"1 will kill you! ' he cried, "you
and Catharine both. I will kill both of
Peter III rushed in terror from the
cell, and ordered Ivan to be taken to
the terrible Fort Wexholm, in Lake
Ladoga. During the trip thither Ivan
and his keepers were nearly drowned.
Peter was murdered on July 9, 1762,
by order of his wifr, Catharine, who im
mediately caused lvan ill to be
brought back to his dungeon at Schlus
There he remained four years, when
a most terrible -catastrophe that put a
summary end to nis in-starred lile took
One of the Lieutenants of the garri
son of Schlusselburg was young Vassilli
Mirovitch, a grandson of the famous
comrade-in-arms of Mazeppa, in the war
of Charles All against f eter the Great.
Peter the Great had confiscated the
vast estates of the rebel Mirovitch
whose grandson had vainly implored the
impress Catharine to restore his patri
mony to him.
When he found out that Ivan was
confined at Schlus-elburg, Vassilli Miro
vitch immediately plotted for his libera
He came near attaining his object, for
forty soldiers of the garrison penetrated
with him into the prison, after mortally
wounding the Colonel, AJexei Beredori-
kon, and they reached the door of lvan :
Mirovitch broke it open with an ax.
but, whenheentrredthedungeon,hewas
confronted by two leering scroundrels
named Vlusief and Threkin, who asked
him what he wanted.
" Where is the Czar Ivan?" he cried.
"There he lies dead!" they replied,
sneeringly. " We have just cut his
"By whose orders?" he cried, furi
" By orders of Her Maiesty Catharine
the Second."
They seized and shackled him.
The sjldiers rushed back to their
Mirovitch's tongue was cut out and
he was then beheaded.
This was the last act in the terrible
tragedy of Ivan's life."
But even in Russia, at that glnomv
period, prison walls were not thick
enough to prevent these horrors from
becoming known to the people. Eliza
beth had become unpopular, and the old
.Russians began to raise boldly the cry of
lAing live tne tjzar ivan i"
A fanatical monk, whose name is un
known, succeeded in abducting Ivan HI
irom uramenoaum. liut he was pur
sued, and caught with the preciousboy
at Smolensk.
The monk was cruelly tortured to
death, but refused to divulge the names
oi nis accomplices.
What became of Ivan in the next few
years is unknown, but in 1756 he was a
prisoner in a subterranean cell at a con
vent on Lake Valdai.
In the month of August of that year
Count Shouvaloff, Elizabeth's favorite,
took him to St. Petersburg, where the
Empress saw her victim.
Ivan the Third, at that time, was a
A Home in Greenland.
Evening is the liveliest time in the
Greenland hut. Then the bright lamps
are burning, the kettles and pots (made
of soapstone) all steaming and boiling
over each lamp, the women busily chat
ting at their work, and half-naked chil
dren running about on the warm rein
deer skins on the sledge behind them.
This is the scene going on before us.
The seal-hunter has j'ust arrived home
from after his day's toil en the sea, and
while he is hanging up his lines, Lis
water-proof gloves, and other parapher
nalia, a piece of skin is drawn forth
from beneath the ledge and spread be
fore him. Its contents the small dried
fish called " angmagsat," or capeling
he eats in silence," weary as he is. This
is only a preliminary meal, an appetiz
ing pastime, while the more substantial
things over the lamp are getting ready
and it does not take long to boil seal
flesh. After the fish he takes a draught
from the water-pail behind the door.
The skin curtain of the ledge, hiding
the mysteries of the lower regions, is
once more drawn aside, and the skin,
with the remnants, disappearing t ehind
it, to join a host of the most heterogen
eous articles. A good deal of talking in
the relating line, or in chattering, prat
tling, merry-making style, is generally
going on. What I remember .most dis
tinctly from my many visiwand stays in
the Greenland huts are the stories and
scrip tions of the men relative to their
sea adventures, accompanied by the most
animated gestures, showing bow the seal
had first appeared and then dived down
again on his approaching it; how he
(the hunter) in his turn had lingered
iwuuiu tin tue animai, maae incautious
by succeeding silence, again rose to the ,
c 1 . I i . 1 1 , 11
suriace; auuiae iiumer, leauing Dacx
with a graceful movement, shows how
he resolutely swept across a long surge
Q n rl no m a nritliln tqooIi tf i a m n W
took aim, and threw his harpoon and
bladder float ; how the wounded animal
dived and again came to the surface.
and so forth. In fact, he paints the
scene in lively colors, as we listen in
rapt attention. My brother, who had a
lively comprehension and a great talent
for mimicry, had-in after years in Den
mark oiten had to act the part of a seal
hunter, and it strikes me that I had my
self a part in a play representing an un
successful whale hunt. Certainly we
had many an hour of amusement in the
Greenland cottages. No doubt we were
very unpretending and easy to please ;
but why criticise the means when the re
sult is happiness? And happy we un
doubtedly were, alike in the dark frosty
days, with the moon shining down upon
us at noontide, and in the calm, delight-
iui summer times with its bright sunlit
' Shetland Dainties.
The luxuries of Shetland are what
some people would never dream of.
Une morning 1 had been in Lerwick
about ten days our landlady brought
up ior orcaxiast a weii-griiied bird.
bhe thought we might like a scorie hv
way of a change." In my ignorance, I
Knew not tnen tne meaning ot a scorie.
Upon asking my friend opposite, he re
plied with much clearness, " What is a
scorie T -why -just a scone." I con
cluded it was some kind of game pecu
liar to Shetland and I had already dis
covered tnat dainties were rare, and
that nothing must be too rashly despised.
It was very good ; tender and. delicate ;
and in the end X learned that it was
nothing but a young sea-gull ; a gull of
the first year ; when its feathers are yet
fray, and it has not long used its wings,
lost people would dislike the idea of
eating a sea-gull ; perhaps I should have
done so in any other place than Shet
land ; I can only say that I returned to
the charge another day, and without re
luctance. It is a very eatable bird,
without suspicion of . fishiness. unless
cooked when a little too old. The Shet-
landers will not, as a rule, eat these
scones, iney go turtner ana tare worse
much worse. While despising scories
which are easily obtained, they will take
a great deal of trouble to secure a young
cormorant. They cook and eat these
cormorants, which are coarse, impossi
ble food to any one but a Shetlander.
They also make them into soup which
they think delicious ; a strong, unctuous
liquid that, from its appearance, must
possess some of trie more wholesome,
though not agreeable qualities of cod-
liver oil.
The Poetry of the Farm. S. Q.
Lent writes in the Sural New Yorker:
do not mean that kind of a i ingle
which is put together by people who go
from towns into the country, ana alter
a short sojourn of a few days, enjoying
tne pure air ana specially prepareu
palatial delicacies, go into rhapsodies
over country life ; who frame their nice
compliments for the farmer in words
like these: "How delicious is country
life!" "The farmers must be the
happiest people on the earth !" " I
should be in elysium had I the owner
ship of a farm like this I" All this is
stuff, and is easily conjured up for the
But there is a real poetry connected
with farm life that is indorstd with both
rhvme and rhythm, and the production
of it is not due to any chance sojourner
who partakes of the bounties without
the toil. This poetry is made by the
farmer and his own household. There
is less of it written than there might be,
for there is a world of latent ability and
the lines are not written upon chance
slips of paper in stolen moments,' but
impressed upon human hearts, to be
read there in all the years ot a liletime.
Beautiful trees, ornamental nower bor
ders, taste ul surroundings, all those
beautiful things that give charm to a
country home, are the inspiration lo the
poetry of the farm ; and if I could im
press upon my brethren of the country
the fact that they have a great deal of
talent lying dormant for making this
poetry, I should be doing a better work
than in writing columns of the best kind
of dissertation upon the culture of roots,
wheat, corn, or oats.
" It is all very well for newspaper
talk, and sounds very nicely on paper,"
says the farmer friend. " but when you
come to scratch for a large family, and
eret wherewith to feed their mouths and
cover their bodies with passable clothing,
there is little time to write your poetry
by fussing with flower beds, cutting off
the door-yard grass every weex, ana ail
that sort of thing."
But I do not hesitate one moment in
making a reply to this, that there is
enough time, labor and ingenuity wasted
upon the farm to render it a model of
grace and beauty. There is a principle
implanted in our natures that craves
food as lustily as our svmiacns, ana as
many people die from the want of it as
from the need of food to build up their
bodies. I refer to that love of bpauty
and beautiful things, which, if gratified,
stimulates to right action, commendable
exertion and living thoughtfulness,
without which we might as well be so
many sticks and stones.
Men can live upon potatoes and salt,
with but very little in addition, for a
time: they can be satisnea, unaer
necessity, to move about in uncomely
fabrics; but contentment under such
circumstances is out of the question for
anv length of time. As means are
gathered, it is considered no matter of
extravagance to have the best of food in
variety, and to be ciotnea tasreiuiiy in
fine apparel. Time ana tnougni oi tne
most earnest type are given to tnese.
Much less. then, ought it to be counted
idle expenditure to attempt to satify a
higher desire of the human heart to
embellish a home with tasteful surround
ings that will hold its occupants under
the most tender subjection to the true,
the beautiful, and the good. There is a
molding power m each flower ana shrub,
which exhibits its effects in the govern
ment of the family; and in the mellow
nature which results from the position
in which is placed in the heart the
memories of these attributes of the
childhood's home.
Who can cite a happy home, overflow
ing with general good nature and family
affection, without the accompaniment
of beautiful things in its outward adorn
ment. The two go hand-in-hand. The
outer circle is an index to the
inner one. "We guess the pulp be
fore we cut the peel." There is
warmth of soul engendered by the effort
put forth on the embellishment ot a
home, which affects the conduct of each
member of the family. , In its powers it
is akin to religion.
There is one thought in connection
with this adornment of the exterior
home that to me is a grand one. We
are not working for ourselves alone.
The crops of grain, the vegetables and
fruits of the orchard, which we develop,
may be entirely to our own benefit ; but
the beauties we add to our premises are
the property of the neighborhood, and
even the stranger without the gates has
an interest there safely invested. They
not only bring comfort and happiness to
others, but matenal possessions. . Hivery
dollar or day s work exp nded on trees.
flowers, lawn or hedges, is invested for
the benefit of the whole country about.
More than this, the value is not lost
when we leave the treasures, but with
all the added increments of the years,
they are handed down a possession to
futurity. ' .
Whittier appropriately put the thought
in rhyme :
No medicine is such a complete
specific for parasites on animals and
fowls as the dust, and the finest dust
that can be procured, for the purpose.
.Nothing is more preservative oi tne
health of animals than dust, and in
summer, when it can be procured by
them without the aid of man, they al
ways do best. It should be well
sprinkled and freely scattered from the
head to the tail, along the backbone,
using an abundance of this most excel
lent and cheapest of all cattle medicines.
The agricultural report of 1869
showed that the amount of cheese made
in the United States in 1860 was 103,
663,927 pounds, and this was increased
in 1877 to 240 000,000 pounds; while
the exports have increased from 15,515,
79 for the year ending June 30, 1850,
to oi,b7,oua pounds lor the year end
ing June 30, 1877. From the same
source we learn that the demand for
American cheese in- English markets is
increasing, and one cheese seller in
Chesterfield admits that for every ton of
English cheese he sells, thirty tons of
American make find a ready market.
CARLYLE says " England is populated
by forty million souls mostly fool."
Tommy seems to be perfectly at home
in Jngland.
" For he who blesses moat is blessed,
- And God and man shaU own bis worth,
Who toils to leare as his bequest
Aa added beauty to the earth."
The pansy is called stepmother by
the Germans. There are five flags and
five seats or chairs. The biggest flag,
the mother, occupies two seats ; the next
two, her own daughter, each one seat
and the last two flag', her step
daughters, nearly always clad in dark
mourning colors, they have to sit both
together upon one chair only.
Wood ashes is said to be a sure pre
ventive of rot in grapes. Simply scrape
away the top sou about the roots of the
vines, and spread upon them irom a
bushel to a bushel and a half of coal
ashes with which considerable wood has
been burned. The foliage will receive I
more or less dusting during the opera
tion, and the grapes will be entirely free
from rot or mildew.
Soot is not only a good thing to drive
away insects, but is also a very power
ful stimulant. The ammonia it contains
readily mixes with moisture that comes
in contact with it, and makes plants
feel good, so to speak. The carbon and
sulphurous gases in it also add to the
health of plants. Therefore don't waste
soot; store it as you would gold, for it
is useful in the economy of life.
Cleanliness of the skin is as nec
essary for the health of the horse as for
that of the man. The skin exfaliates
or throws off in scales the used up por
tion, and this dusty matter should be
brushed out of the coat. The irritation
of brushing stimulates the skin and
facilitates this healthful action, but the
irritation should not be too severe. A
moderately hard brush is preferable to
a sharp currycomb.
Few things would pay a grain grow
ing farmer better than to raise peas for
pigs. No manner how " buggy " the peas
may be, the bugs or beetles remain in
the peas until about the first of Novem
ber, and when the peas are fed out be
fore this time, the pigs will eat peas and
bugs together, and there will be little
loss. Nothing makes firmer or better
pork or lard than peas, and the manure
from pea-fed pigs Mexceedingly rich.
Horses should have a feeding of roots
daily. Nothing is so good as carrots for
them, but if they are not at hand, wash
a few potatoes clean, and pound them
and add meal. As an alterative, and to
aid digestion, roots are needed in the
spring. Cattle eat a greater variety
than horses, and potatoes, turnips, beets,
or carrots are not refused. Parsnips
might be grown with profit for cattle,
ana wintered in the ground.
A Blighted Pleasure.
Billy Spoonaker enjoyed the taste of
new bliss the other evening. That is
to say, he experienced that exquisite
teeling ot soothing content and ex till
aratmg serenity that makes itself at
home in the youthlul breast when its
owner for the hrst time hnds himself
bowing over a marble-top table, watch
ing the dancing light in a pair of eyes
brighter than hope, while - the most be
witching of rosy lips wade into the ice
cream, and make the silliest nothings
the most precious gems of speech, lhat s
the way it seemed to Billy. Ut course
he will get over it before the bleak
frosts of autumn nip the potatoe vines
ana make him chatter, in his over-worn
summer suit, as he wonders why in
cr-r-r-r-eation a woman wants to make a
refrigerator of herself all the year
round ; but just at that time he was un
dergoing an ecstatic flutter about the
heart that filled his soul with Bingicg
birds and honeysuckle, ihe boy lelt on
crood terms with all the world, and
didn't worry about expenses. He smiled
as easy as going to sleep, and said witty
things without knowing it till after
ward. Oh, it was jolly I They cooed
and chatted and hah-hahed, and then fell
into confidential whimpers, occasionally
looking in the direction of another
couple across the way, but scarcely no
ticing them.
Xnot so, however, the other party.
The man was eying Billy with a wicked
look, and when at length he got up and
started for the cashier's desk the man
followed and tapped him on the shoulder.
bee here, youngster, he said, with
a thick breath, " I want a word or two
with you privately. Come this way, if
you please," and the stranger stepped
outside oi the door.
Billy was in a fog, and a little scared.
He didn't like the looks of the fellow.
and wondered what he could want with
him, but followed with some reluctance.
" bee here, boy, taid the man, taking
firm hold on Billy's shoulder, " 1
want to know what sort of remarks you
was making about my wife to that gal
iu there. Tell me at onest, or I'll larrup
the ground with ye !" and the stranger
gave him a look that made his marrow
Why, bless your life, sir," said Billy
in a shaky voice, " I never noticed your
wife, and didn t say a word about her.
didn t think of such a thing."
"That won't go down, little one. I
had an eye on you, and time and again
1 saw you both look over our way, an
then go to gigglin'. Was you makin'
fun of Mariars clothes? I want to
know," and the man give him a cruel
" I tell you, sir, 'pon honor, we didn't
once think ot your wile. Maybe we
might have looked over that way, but
we didn't notice either one of you. We
were talking about something else all
the time, and laughing at our own talk.
indeed we were. 1 don't go about mak
ing fun of people, sir I was better
Well, bang me, if I don't half be
lieve you, bub, an' I axes yer pardon.
Blow me, though, if 1 couldn t ' a swore
you was passin' remarks about Mariar's
clothes, an then titterin' about it to
the little school-gal with ye. I know
she's not rigged up as gay as some wo
men, sonny, an Bhe don t nam on no
great sight o' style, but she's as good as
the best oi em, an though she am t to
say purty, she knows how to keep the
house lookin' as neat as a show winder,
an' she kin make a bushel of pertaturs
hold out in hard times eq'al to anything
that wears calico, an' that's what makes
me say, little one, that whoever under
takes to have a gay time by pokin' fun
at her when I'm around will wake up
the worst hornet's nest he ever stum
bled over. Hows'mever, there's no harm
done, Johnny, an' I'm mighty glad of it.
You're a bright little feller, an' I'd hate
like sin to have to give ye a spankin'
afore the gal, which I should a'done
had things turned out the way I thought
tbey was. It's a blamed good joke, ain't
it?" and the man laughed with a most
aggravating guffaw as he went back to
rejoin his wife.
But Billy felt bad and put out, and
was nearly mad enough to cry. It was
too bad just when he was feeling so
grand and important: to have this great
burly man come along and call him
" bub," and " sonny," and crush him to
The Groves of Blarney."
.Correspondent of the Reading Times.
The celebrated "Groves of Blarney"
make up the park adjacent to the castle.
They are noted for their magnificent
trees, snruooery ana nowers, unsur
passed probably in Ireland for pictur
esque beauty and charming landscape
enects. we saw nothing equal to them
elsewhere. Some f the grand old elm
trees are at least five feet in diameter,
and fifteen in circumference, with out
spreading branches covering a space of
more than one hundred feet. Nearly
every tree in the grove is festooned with
ivy from its roots to its topmost branches.
The grounds, the lawns, the meadows,
and the pastures are covered with wild
flowers, among them the rhododendron.
which was seen in its perfection, of va
rious shades, more beautiful than the
pecimens exhibited at the Centennial
Exposition in Philadelphia. The white
blossoming hawthorn grows here to the
altitude of a good-sized pear tree, which
it much resembles. Ihe red hawthorn.
which also grows to the height of twenty
or thirty feet, is a gorgeous tree now in
11 bloom. The furze bushes, about
the size of our mountain laurel, grow
up spontaneously all over the country,
and its bright yellow flowers, now in
bloom, are a prominent feature of the
land.?cape. Ihe ' Uroves of Blarney,
adjoining the castle, it is said, were
formerly adorned with statues, grottoes,
fountains, and bridges, but if so these
have entirely disappeared, and there are
no vestiges of them now, except the
modern bridges, which are all of stone
and very substantial. But we have the
flowers just the same as ever, in all the
freshness of their ancient beauty.
Croker, in his songs of Ireland, wrote of
them thus:
etwentoe Maearery mt ttas a(e Is Dr.
Tobias' e bra ted Venetian Llnlraeat! years be
fore the bUc, and warranted to care Diarrhea.
Dysentery, Colic, and Spasms, taken internally: and
Croon, Chronic Rheumatism. Bore Throats, Cnta,
Bmises, Old Sores, and Pains in the Limbs, Back,
and Chest, externally. It has never failed. No family
will erer be without it after once erring it a fair trial.
Price, 4 cents. Da. TOBIAS' VENETIAN HORSM,
LINIMENT. In Pint Bottles, at Ono Dollar, ia war
ranted superior to any other, or NO FAY, for the
rare of Colic, Cnta. Bruieee. Old Sores, etc Sold by
all Drnrriats. Depot ! Park Place. New York.
Homes in Minnesota.
r -
ItoUaura. THIRTY .rlVlt MILLION bushels of
Oats, Lkrn, Kye, Barlev, Buckwheat, and Potatoes, -worth
over Twenty Mtlllesi IMtllaura Four hun
dred and Fire FlutBUU .!, Fifteenhnn
dred and Elerea Kaiia T-Jxel"IMMe. Tha
GreatestMillingCoM- FTflRM tryifl tbe World
The Beat Water Pow 1 lUU.UUI.tr in the1 U. 8.
One HnaMUred anal Twenty tbsaaud Ham
Peser at !t. Anthony Falls alone, r lf K 111 K
nRKII MIL.1.IO rM.Tsf Lsaarr Wavered.
Immense Irnmiqraton in T7nn 1878.
NothinglikelteTerknown. Twenty rill 1 trts
Hundred milea nr aanreaa, anaererr
train crowded. Land offices besieged with throngs of
applicants. Wisconsin, Iowa and Kansas also com
ing, we Inrite the werKl Into tne em "
er tne NorthweM. Iwenty-ttve Million
Aerea mt Latnel aHaltlai settlement. 1 finn
Free Boies, me Schools, Free Lasis. mil
Pamphlrts of Klajhly sawa with a nne W
Han will be Bent, poet-paid to KVERY APfll
t'ASI r everywhere, to every eanntry, the world
over. Apply to
fcee'y mt State Board rimnstarrataaMa.
Hi. rani. Biaae
The groves of Blarney,
They look so charming,
Down by the purlibg
Of sweet, Bilent streams ;
'Tis there the daisy
A ud the sweet carnation, ' '
The bloomiog pink
And the rose so fair,
The daff.idowndilly,
Likewise the lily
And all the flowers that scena
The sweet fragrant air."
Artificial flower makers have pro
duced laithtui copies ot peas in the pod,
strawberries imbedded in natural leaves.
and trailing sprays of the scarlet-flower
ing bean, with the bean and the scarlet
nower on the same stem. One of the
most original bonnets of the season was
composed wholly of strawberries at their
various stages ol growth from small and
green to large and brilliant red. The
leaves in which they were partly hidden
were so strictly copied that they could
only he detected by the touch.
P VHBI51' 3
1 firmly believe Fellows' Hypo
phosphitea has done more good thaa
any medicine yet discovered in the
core of Consumption, Bronchitis.
Asthma, Whooping Cough aad kin
dred diseases. '
Teleeranh Ststion.
Harbour Grace, Kewfouadland. J .
Persons Buffering from Impure .
blood, or whose health i coins: '
away, either aa ministers or those who atady cleaety.
will find Fellowa' Syrup of Hypophosphitee the ma
terial to build them up, and the tonic to keep thane
there. R- CLAY.
Prowash, N. 8.
Each effort 'of the mind, every act of the body, will
extract a volume of nervous element in proportion to
the magnitude of the thought or action, and since
Fellows' Hypophospites really wiU supply the su enVn
to the body, it must support the human machine suc
cessfully after the vigor of youth is pest. m
A bale and Reliab.e bnbstilate for Qlliuinay
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earth by talking about " spanking," in
a voice loud enough for the angel in
side to hear every word. No wonder he
was glum and gloomy the rest of the
evening, and made no witty speeches
during the promenade to his charmer's
home. There will be no giggling over
the frigid cream next time.
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crop, giving from Ml to 0 tons per acre in the reaeon
on average land, it ia not affected by drought.
leldmg heavy cuttines when other vegetation is at
a standstill. It does uot surfeit or salivate, and is
eaten with avidity by hogs, cows and horses. Can
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Positive, but Mistaken.
Many a person recalling something he
intended to do, feels and expresses the
utmost certainty that he did it. We
should always allow the possibility of
our own mistake. The Evansville
(Wis.) Independent tells of a clergyman
who illustrated this in the case of a mis
directed letter :
Rev. Mr. put a ten-dollar bill in
a letter and directed it to a distant
office. Days, weeks, and months passed
away, and the letter did not reach its
destination. The good old clergyman
naturally mourned his loss. A year
passed. He came into the office. Said
Mr. N., " Have you heard from your
lost letter yet?"
" No, sir."
" Well, I think I can get your money
for you. There is a new regulation, by
which, if a man can swear positively
that he directed his letter to the in
tended place, the government will make
good his loss. Can you make the re
quired oath ?"
" Most certainly I can," said the
clergyman, and gave his reasons for be
ing positive.
Mr. N. then produced the lost letter,
which had been directed to an office in
a different State from the one intended,
and for a year had lieen traveling in a
search for the right office, and at lust
been retured to the sender. 'Ihe old
gentleman looked over the letter in mute
astonishment. He at last took in the
whole situation, and raising his hand, he
said, " Well, I should have perjured
myself before God.'l
Moral : Don't be too positive.
Hoes Yonkers. S3 60ra3 75: heavies. S3 60vot8 80.
NEW YORK. Beef Cattle Sales made in Wash
ington Market at 4(o)6c. per lb. for Texas sides, and
67c. for native sides, east Side slaughterers
obtained 78c. for Btrictly prime sides Sheep
ana i-am us yini-lc aies were maae at rj6Ve.
per lb for Soutnern and Western lambs, and &24
4c ior fheep: a few Jersey lambs sold at 7c, ana
a carl ad of light Coloradosheep at S3 el per 100 lbs.
Hoes Alive 1(34 10.
EASI L1BEK1Y, PA. Hogs Yorkers, S3 75(9
3 90 per li 0 lbs. Philadelphias. S3 954 16. Sheep
Selling at $3(34, and market full.
WOOL. In Philadelphia, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
and West Virginia, double extia and above, 34 u
35c.: estra, 84ra-c : medium, Hf(al37c coarse. 33c.;
New York, Michigan, Indiana and Western fine, 32
ftt3-lc ; meaium, oa'4- be: coarse, sz ; comning,
wasnea. 3(a4ua ; comoing unwasnea.zsfwaic ; uan
ada combing. 37(a9c. : fine unwashed. 22(oV2?c
coarse and medium unwashed, 2530c Colorado
fine and medium. 18&25c-; Colorado coarse, for car
pets, I4(t$i7c.; extra ana Merino puuea, so e 33c
iexas nne ana meaium, is'c ; xexas
T he Meat and Moat Eeonnnatead
Housekeepers are givintr the cheap, adulter
ated baking powders a " wide berth," and
why? .Because experience bas taught tnem
that an absolutely pure, full strength, full
weight article, such as Dooley's Yeast
Powder, which never fails to produce light,
wholesome and nutritious biscuits, muffins.
rolls, waffles and griddle cakes of all kinds,
is by far the cheapest and most economical.
Steck Hall. One of the most charming
halls for concerts in ew York citv is the
justly celebrated Steck Hall. No. 11. E. 14lh
Street. The seating capacity is about 500,
ami tne acoustic properties of the building
are so excellent that they surpass those of
auy other similar establishment, connected
wiih this ha 1 are the warerooms of the re
nowned Steck pianos, the manufacture of
which was started a quarter ot a century ago
by Mr. Geo. Steck. These instruments are
unrivaled for tone and durability, and have
taEen the hrst prixe at the Vienna exhibi
tion in 1S73, and at Philadelphia in 1876.
The firm, iu full sympathy with the times.
offer intending purchasers every possible
inducement as to prices and terms.
Wilhopt's Fever and Ague Tonic.
This medicine is used by construction corn-
many certificates of actital cl'BRS. and full direc
tions for ueing accoiupaiiis earh bottle, or will be
maU free to any address. OoCAU U. aLOSLS, IS Cort
tanar. street, n-w YorK.
The Largest Boliool for Youth
and YoungMen in the WeBt.
25 TEARS' STASDIXG 14 Teachers.
A thorough Classical, Scientific, or Business Course
of Study. Preparation for the beet Colleges guar
anteed. Address,
i. B. CHICKERIMG. Cincinnati. O.
HIAHEBv Aadren C. CI.
HtPTM, Demit, Mich.,
for Circular of Boomer A Boech
ert Press and Grater, Clark's
Cloth and Rack Crib, Netscher's Vinegar Generator
( makes A eallons 3ft arrain Yineaarfrom one bushel
of Apples). Cider-keening eolution w rremtrd to
hold Cider), Fruit aad t'ider
Kinds of Cider Mill supplier.
Evaporators, and all
Received the Hi&rheet Awards. Only gold medal
at the World's Fair, Vienna, 173. First medal and
diploma at the Centennial. Philadelphia, 176. I'm
1 ing these hard times the Steck Piano will be sold at
! factory price. For illustrated catalogue and teitnn,
j apply to nearest Agent, or to Headquarters, 3io.
' sr . 1 t) . a. T V W
$10 to $25 erIin,e"our0rA..l i. Novelties
Illustrated Outfit FrOB ,'!' 1"
Catalogue A wllllll II VO application ta
J. H. BCFFORD'3 80NS, Maoufacturine; Publish
ers. 141 to 147 Frankln Street, Boston, Maw.
Established nearly fifty years.
rilTTt A O The choicest in the world. Importers
I XliATXIOpricee l.anrett onipany in America
staple article pleases everybody 1 rade roi.tinually
Inprauinv A m-nu wanted everywhere be-t induce
ments Don't waate time. 8end for Circular to
HOB T V KUliS, Miweypi., a. I. r. v. ma
Do you handle t'llROHOa
and FRAMGNT If eo. send
your address for oar prices.
M Wabash Avfaae, tla -.
K. iJieatHt: co.-a
Superior in design. Not equaled
tn quality, or aa a innTri
Ask your Jewekr for them.
Agency- CortUn.lt St.. N. .
$IU. 5sAiO. !tao'.
Invested judiciously in Stork lOptionsor t'rlvilege-l.
is a Hire r-d to rapid fortune, r ull detaila and
Official Stock Fxchanice tiei-orts tre Addrem T.
1'tlT I KB V !;! r.vt !.. ItAIIKerw. i, mi ....... . . .
panics for the benefit of their employees, I AGENTS, READ THl5 1
lets, joe I We will rr Airent a mIj-v ratww pernaata
Clara Louise Kellogo thinks news
paper men are only fit to be squeezed as
much as possible and then abandoned
That denendu upon the ' spirit of the
press."" Breakfast Table.
Insanity is no cause for divorce in
Wisconsin. They think a person must
be crazy in the first place to marry.
when enraged in malarial dia;ricts.
hiehest testimonials have been given by con
tractors and by the presidents of some ef
me leauiug raiiruaue iu me ouuiuauu rv cat.
Wnen men are congregated in large num
bers in the neighborhood of swamps and
rivers, W lboft's Tonic will prove a valuable
addition to the stock of medicines, and will
amply reward the company in the saving of
time, labor and money. We recommend it
to all. Wheeixick, Finlay & Co., Pro
prietors, New Orleans.
For Sale by am. Druggists.
Wm. T. Mason, Esq , of St. Louis, writes:
" The relief Jonat Wftcomb'i Asthma BemtJy
afforded me was perfect ; I have not had a
bad night since taking it. This complaint
has troubled me for a long time, and I have
tried many things, but in no case found any
relief until the Remedy came to band."
Mothers! Mothers 1 Mothers! Don't fail
to procure Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
for all diseases incident to the period of teeth
inir in children. It relieves the child from
pain, cures wind colic, regulates the bowels,
ami, by giving relief and health to the child,
trives rent to the mother. It ia an old ana
well-tried remedy.
It would seem that the commonest kind
nf common sense ought to prevent a man
from buvine trash, simply because he can
get a big pack for 25 cents. Sheridm't Cnr
alry Condition 1'owdert are strictly pure, and
are worth a barrel ol such stun.
If any of the readers of this paper are
growing deaf, let them get at once a bottle
of Johruon't Anodtme LinimmL Rub well
behind the ears aud put a little into the ear
witn a leather.
The Celebrated
Wood Tag Ping
Ihb PioititBR Tobacco Company,
New York, Boston, and Chicago,
and Kxpeueea to sell our ew and w.tnderful luren
tions. Address r-H KRMAN4 t'O . Marshall. Mica.
ta the best article known for Reaper. Mowers,
Threahers, Carriaoe Axles, etc ; also aa en Oil for
Harness. -Ask your DrnggUt or Grocer for It.
AttKlTTN WA JtTr.n for the BEST and FAST
EST SELLING Pictorial Book, and Bibles.
Prices reduced as per cent. Address H ationai. Pra
Lisniao Co.. Philadelphia, Chicago, or St. Louie.
T ri A TTC retail price only was. fi.au
U till All O retail price only atxa. Great
sssnnaaseeanawaeaw bargains. Beatty, Haiatagfam. A' J
t W T VusthtoB .Wilson A Co..Chicao.
A PAY to Anvntx c..v-i for lb Plr.
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flTTV alKVOLVaiBJl. Trice li.t free, Ad.li
f U 11 O Great WetTnG"n t' ..rlj..litt.lwire.Pa
M Acres of beautiful farm land for . Address with
stanp.G.A. Lobars. Lawrence. Kaufman lo Tax.
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