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i i a r i Tm OF DEMOCRACY. VJpJ j I r.; - : - r t : r r . : : - : ' : : 1 Jamil" fltiDspper ftboteli to fWittcs, Jfareip Mib fomtstic petos, littrateri, Ijjt rls anb gfiencts, (gtocaitflit, Agriculture, Parkcls, Mseratnts ix VOLT) ME 41. WOODSFIELD, MONROE COUNTY, OHIO, TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1884. NUMBER 17. i B I 1 ' i o v - 'M i ft M M -At j THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY. lL PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY. Y H. WEST, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR- 0-AFnCS West Side of Main Street, two doom North of the Public Square. fERVS: i One copy, one yoar, : : $1 80 One oof y , six months. : : 76 One copy, three months, : 50 tingle copy, ! , : 5 L Ontside ot Moaro County, attor September 1st, 1882, nostaee paid by the Publisher 2 in advance. Bar Suaecriptions can be wmmencwl t any Vale. 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C?rioa Up stairs in Court House. apr36,'74. W. f. BSSTIB K""fc . Notry Fnbiie HUNTER etc WAtsLORY, A TTtJRNEYS AT LAW, QfvicB Southwest oorner Public 8quare WOODSFIELD, OHIO. Will prattle In Monroe and adjoining counties. apr28.'74T. FURNITURE. IMMENSE STOCK OF FURNITURE! AT HELBLING & STOEHR'S, - NEAR THE DEPOT, WOODSFIELD, OHIO. k IndaoemenU to customers "in the way of vm m m LOW PRICES, and as oheap as the eheapest, Wardrobes, Chairs, Taftles, Bu reaus, Bedsteads, Looking Glasses , Hat Backs, Picture Frames, And everything else in the Furniture Line Pictures Framed to Order IN BBST OK 8TYLB. Promp'ly and carefully attended to, All kinds of Undertaking Goods always on hand, consisting of Coffins, Caskets, Shrouds and Burial Robes of all slsea, dec78T . 1 PHYSICIANS, 1K. B. OEKWIE PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, BEAXLSVILLE, OHIO. Omot tin the A r matron; property. aptSO.Tet Dr. J . WAT, Physician and Surgeon, ALU COVE. Wathinqton To. Monroe County, Ohio. All calls promptly attended to, during the day or night. feb23,'69. DR. JAMES A. McCOY, (ILOWELL, OHIO. Visits Woodstield Regularly. I guar antee better work and use better materials than any Dentist in the county, apr!5,'84 I. P. FARQUHAR. 91. D, (Formerly of Zanesville, Ohio,) Physician and Surgeon, Office and residence in the Walton property, WOODSFIELD. OHIO. Having-located at the above place, often hl Professional services, where he hopes by eloae attention to business to merit public confidence and patronage ChroniO Diseases 'N receive special attention. miy4,'?6T Ohio Farmers Fire Insurance Com. LEROY, OHIO. Insures nothing but Farm property. Rates lower than those of any other Company doing business in this county. Assots, : . : : : $900,000. All Losses promptly paid. JOIIX JEFFERS. Beallsville, Ohio, novl,78. Agent for Monroe County. MILLINERY. JVoy-JVCt nin ery C3r O ODS. 1 m MRS. 2ST. J- CLARK Keeps constantly on hand MILLINERY GOODS & FANCY GOODS, which are offered at prices to suit the times All work entrusted to my care will be promptly done. Please call and examine Goods and learn prices. JWRS. N. J.CLARK, sept'4,'S0. Woodsfield. Ohio. Fine Art Marble Works, JOHN M. EBEBLE, Proprietor. Miltonstaurg, O. DEALER IK FINE GrANITE MONUMENTS Of all kinds. Also manufacturer of Monu ments, Tombstones, etc., of both Italian and American Marble, wbioh he will sell at prices that IbEFtT CO W PET I HON i Selling Granite is 'no experiment with me. I have beep handling It so extensively tnis season, and competition so severe, that tl was necessary to make Special Arrangements for sellinc it- Parties buyin of me or of mv agont, HI HUH J. XJunn, wooqs field, Ohio, can secure work 25 or 30 per oent cheaper than elsewhere. Designs and Estimates Furnished on application; Mr. Kberle is the builder of the Soldiers' anlSailors' Monument at Ball airs, Ohio. , augl 8JiT. How Watch Cases an Mads. Most persons have an ambition to carry n gold watch case, and yet few people know how a watch case is made, or the vast dif ference in the quality of them. In a Solid Gold Watch Case, aside from the neces sary thickness for engraving and polishing, a Luge proportion of the metal is needed only to stiffen and hold the engraved por tions in place, and supply strength. The surplus 1s not only needless, but undesira ble, because geld is a soft metal and cannot furnish the stiffness, strength and elasticity necessary to make the case permanently strong and close-fitting. The perfect watch case must combine gold with some metal that will supply that in which the gold is deficient. This has been accomplished by the Jama Bom? Gold WaUk Cueegj which saves the wastb of less gold, and increases the soliditT and strength of the case, and at the same time reduce the cost ONE half. Bmi S Mat Mast U Xljilm Waufc Cm TlMOtM, rUW SalftW, rv, Mr UlaMrmM raaykWi Hwwtef M swaei 9mt A Seeeew Wit Cmm tm ski To be cmtinvd.) augl,'83T. A in tit fin PDd 8ix cnt8 for JJJ II I f Ij postage, and reoeive f . Tl free, a costly box of JL lllllll. goods which will help all, of either sex, to more money riirht away than anything else in this world. Fortunes await the workers absolutely sure. At onoe address Tawa & Co., Augusta, Maine 41-8t. THE PHARISEES. We dose and dream, and let the world go by, Shut up as is the oyster in his shell. And fatten aimlessly upon the slims And ooze of things, until at last torn forth. Unknowing how or why our fate is wrought, And then served up a dainty dish for death. Wo fancy that we work and move the world, Simply because we pile up yearly gains, Make certain profit, and iaoreaso our store. Unmindful of che many poor and weak Who lose their labor, as they need must lose. That wa may win, and get and have, and keep. We shut ourselves within our narrow homos. And there we count and lay aside our gains, Our wives and little ones beside ns there, And all in pUaid, -sweat, serine and oalm. We pat ourselves npon our ample breasts, And say: ''Behold! Observe what we have don el Here is the fruit of many toilsome hours, The rich reward of a most virtuous life, And all is ours and we have earned it well." Some careless foot has set the door ajar, The cold wind rushes in, and there without Is labor, pale and weary, weak and worn, His worried life and starving children there, And half-inquiring, half -rebellious eyes Demand: "Who gets my share of this world's work?" How soon Ve crush accusing conscience down, Shut ont the cold and that distressful sight, Draw close to us our wives and little ones. And count with oare our patty hoard again, Thankful that we are not as other men! The Fnnny Looking Cavalier. ''A m&squera'le ball ! Well, I suppose it is right for yonng people to enjoy tbemselwi"," said old Mr. Porter; "bat I think Kitty might have mentioned that she was going. Since we are engsgerl I'd have pat on anything she wanted me to wear, and gone too. I suppose," continued old Mr. Porter a little crossly, ' I suppose Kitty thought me too old to go." "Oh, dear, no, Mr. Porter r cried Mrs. 6rondy,wbo was herself very many years tbe junior of her prospective son is-law. "Surely not But it was very sadden. Her cousin, Mrs. Rush, stop ped here with Mr Rush, of coarse, and sbe just pat on a lace domino and went. Why don't you go, loo? She'd be so charmed. She'll be so lonely with only married folks." And Mrs. 6rondy,with a vivid remem brance of ber Kitty's parting remark of, ' One evening without Old Porter, at least," rubbed her bands and tried to look candid. "I could---I rcslly could," said Mr Porter, "I could hire a costume a Louis the Fourteenth, or something of that sort get a carriage and follow How was she dressed ?" "In white lace," replied the mother; "bat sbe wore those ssme bracelets you gave her yesterday. You'll know ber by those " . "Yes, yes," said the delighted Porter. "I'll know ber. Poor little thing; she will be lonf s ime going down to sapper with old married folks. How glad she will be to see me !" "I hope I haven't done anv mischief," said Mrs Grondy as sbe smiled him out of tbe door. "If be finds Kitty he'll stop that flirtation between her and young Winkle, and it's high time. Dear me, what trials mothers do bave to bear to be sure! What a match Mr. Porter is! Three streets of houses, a country seat and a mint of money ! I'm sure I would have tried for him myself if 1 hadn't known that a man of sixty -five looks at nobodv past eighteen. Now, young Winkle really quite admires me, and he's only one-and-twenty, but tbe older they are the younger they want. I couldn't let it slip oat ot tbe f&mily. I'm sure he'll ask me to live with them. Kitty ought to be bo thankful " Remembering, however, with a shiver that Ktty was not Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Grondy again hoped piously that she had done no mischief, and betook herself to Bow BelU, with which she beguiled the time daring her daughter's frequent evening absences. "When ebe's married,'' thought tbe good lady, "I'll manage to get a little gaiety myself No doubt Mr. Porter will bave an opera box at least. And Kitty isn't mesn about money. I'll bave my room in blue and gold, and wear black velvet all winter " Then she lost herself in tbe pages of ber magsz'ne Meanwhile, Mr. Porter had bariied to a customer's, arrayed himself in trunk lies", a short cloak, and a bat and feather, a wig with long curls, and a mask ; and thus adorned, proceeded to the academy, purchased a ticket and entered. Myriads of beautiful creatures flitted past him. He strained bis eyes to see bis beloved one, who at that moment was seated in a bower of artificial roses tete a teta with a charming young Andalu ian, who, however, spoke no Spanish G psies, c&valiers, soldiers, old apple women, dominoes, of all colors, flitted pat. The obliging cousins bad4 amiably wandered away, and they could talk as they chose. The Aclalusiau sat very close to tbe white lace domino, and play ed with the pretty bracelet of a yellow tinted cameos linked together by chains of amethysts which adorned her arms "There she is," said to himself a cav. a'ier with a top heavy white hat and feather, and very large trunk hose, who approached the bower, "there she is. I know tbe bracelets. But who is that fellow? These may be masked-ball manners, bat I don't like them. I'll watch " And Mr. Porter assume t a careless at titude and leaned against a cdumn which supported the bower. He was a very short, slender old gen tleman, and the costume was intended for a tall giant; but it was all the more a diagalsa His fsce was of course hidden by his mask, and be was fortunately very sharp of bearing He had no need to look at bis betrothed io know what she said. "What a lovely walta that was !" said the Andalasian. "I have been so mise rable, and it was such joy to hold you in my arms once more" "O i, indeed, was it? ' asked Mr. Por ter under his breath. "Ah !" sighed Kitty. Were you not aUo happy ?" asked the Andalusian. "Alas! I bave no right to be !" said Kitty. "Well, she has some sense of propri ety, snyhow," commented Mr. Porter. "But were yon not? pleaded the An dalusian "Oh. R chard, I was," sighed Kitty. "Hang it!" remarked Mr. Porter un der bis b-eath. "But I shall soon be another's, and I am wrone, very wrong, to confess it.' ' 'Tisn't so m ich ber fault. I'll take care there is no more waltzing," said the cavalier to his white feather. "Then yon. are really going to Aarry that old hunks ?" said tbe Andalusian sorrowfully. "'I'm no "uch thing!'' indignantly commented Mr. Porter. "I'm going to marry Mr Porter," said Kitty. "I can't help it. I've promised. Ma, drove me into it. Yoa see he is immensely rich and we are using up everything we have. We've come to th' last thousand. I couldn't sew for a liv ing, could I, or go into a shop? And yoa have only 1 a week, if your family is good. Ma talked afcd talked, and he coaxed and coaxed. He isn't so hateful as vou might think. He's generous, and Well it's all settled." "Rather sensible," thought Mr. Por ter. "She's young; I must make excu ses. I'll take lessons in waltzing and go to bails with her." "Settled 1" replied the Andalasian "Ni, Kuty, no! It will not be settled so easily. I shall take my own life and mv blood will be on your dead." "Oil. Mr. Winkle! ' sobbed Kitty. "His gold bas won your heart," con tinued tbe Andalusian. "No, I hate him !" said Kitty. "How can I belp it, he's so old and ugly ?" "Confound it, this is pretty ! 1 said the cavalier grinning with rage under bis mask. "It's only because I must that I marry him," proceeded Ktty. "And Richard, ma says that as I am eighteen and he nearly seventy I am sure to be a young widow, and then " "I shall go crazy!" said the bride groom elect under bis breath. "Kitty," replied the Andalusian ; 'Kit ty, my love, promise me that when he dies you will marry me, and I'll watt if it is ten years." "Oh ! ' cried Kitty suddenly, "what is the matter with that fanny-looking cav alter in the orionon-velvet cloak and white bat?" "Too much champagne, I guess," said Mr. Winkle. It was very la'e. Mrs Grondy sat enjoying her magazine when the door bell rang. The servants were gone to bed. She opened it herself expecting to see Kitty. Instead, a small cavalier in a white hat and feather and a orimsoa cloak stalked in and clutched ber by the arm in melo dramatic fashion "On !" screamed M-s. Grondy. The cavalier removed his mask. "Why, it's dear Mr Porter P cried Mrs. Grondy. "Didn't you And Kitty ?' "I found your daughter," said ttie old gentleman, "and if you'll tell her the cavalier in white and scar'et who leaned against tbe column while she talked to that confounded Spaniard was meme, ma'am she'll tell you why I desire never to see her again. There'll be no necessity for waiting tea years. She may say to Mr. Winkle I shall be no ob stacle in the future." And he dashed away banging the door after him. "Gracious!"' sobbed Mrs. Grondy. "I have made mischief. I had a presenti ment I should." "It's all your own fault, ma," said Kilty when she heard the news. "I re member now the cavalier's legs were tbe shape of old Porter's, but I did not im agine he was there. Good-by to my hopes of being r ch, I suppose. And it is not as if I'd been in earnest with Mr Winkle I wouldn't marry him for a kingdom" I' only liked the flirtation. It's fun to be sentimental. Old Porter wasn't so bad as people mink. I declare it's dreadful !" And Kitty moistened ber pillow with tears of rage and repentance for many nights, but all in vain. She had lost old Porter and bis fortune Vauderbilt's Treasure Boom. New York Letter. Mr. William H. Van leroilt's treasure vault, in which he recently stowed away some 8100,000,000 in securities, is one ol tbe most redoubtable works of defense on the American continent, though you may nit be entirely certain of that by surveying his mansion from tue outside. Its foundations were blasted out of the rock; the front wall is five feet in thick ness, and the side and rear walls are three feet thick, the materials used being press ed brick with brown stone trimmings The beams, girders and mlln pillars are iron, incased in fire-proof material. The doors, window frames and minor parti tions are iron, marble and glass. No wood is to be found in the struction. The gnat vault is 36 by 42 feet, of wrought iron, steel snd Prsr.klinite iron, is imposing in strength and proportions, and is situated on tbe ground floor. Its four outer doors we gh 8.200 pounds esch.and have every effective and known improvement in defensive devices. A massive wall of masonry surrounds the iron work. The vault, w.hich is bnrglar, fire and water proof, constitutes a dis tinct building of itself. Scrofula. A medicine that destroys the gernu of Sorofu'a and bas the power to root it oat is appreciated by the afflic ted. Tbe remarkable cures of men, wo men and children as described by testi monials, prove Hood's Sarsaparille a re liable medicine containing remedial agents which eradicate Scrofula from the blood. 100 doses 91. Sold by all deal ere. C. I. Hood & Co , L well, Mass. The famous Willar I Hotel at Wash mgton Luv. caught ure last week in a basement room, from waste rags, and Q led the hotel to the attic with smoke For awhile it was leare l it would burn down hut the flimes were quenched with t loss of 315. 'M0 to the owners, and a great scare to the occupants. Who Sam Ward Was. Sam Ward us a son of Samuel Ward, of the once famous banking firm of Prime, Ward k King, N ;w York, who, before their failure, thirty years ago, were probibly the largest private bank ers, and of the highest credit of any in the country. Young Sam was very apt and quick to learn Irom childhood; he had before be reached bis teens revealed a mind of superior order. His father, himself finely cultured b th in literature and art, took particular pains with nia son's education, and his pains were am ply recompensed. When Sam had reach ed bia majority be bad au admirably equipped understanding and remarkable talents. He could write very graceful verses ; he was an excellent Greek and Latin scholar; he spoke French and German fluently; he was a correct judge of pictures and marbles; he nad, to an unusual degree, most of the social arts He and his sister, some years bis j inior, were fellow s'udents and close compan ions, and she has since won much liter ary reputation as Julia Ward Howe. Ward married a daughter of John Ja cob Astor the second, who did not long survive the union, and a second matri monial alliance, with tbe daughter of well known English physician, did not prove satisfactory and resulted in sepa ration. Ward was best known as "King of the Lobby," and as such was noted for the dinners he gave in Washington. About a quarter of a century ago he published a book of sixty poemi but it is now out of print. Ward's latest phase was a capitalist and financier. He was a regular frequenter of the banking quar ter, and often seen as if intent on busi ness, in the office of leading operators He is credited with the possession of 8500,000 to 8600,000 made in the last three or foui years by lucky specula lions. James R Keene, Charles J. Os borne. William R. Travers, Russell Sage, Rufus Hatch, Julius Morgan, George M. Pullman, Horace Porter, and many other capitalists and financiers were among his intimates, of whom ha had an inter minable number. Hardly any man alive has more friends, in tbe popular sense. Six years ago. Jim Keene, the specula tor. going to Naw York without friends, found Sam Ward, who seemed to know everybody, and introduced bim around ; and it is understood he made for Ward a respectable nest egg, enough to secure bim with care for life. He is also re ported to have tumbled in with Vdlard, and to bave main even more money than he got from K ;ene out of the Ore gon Navigation Company. Ward was over seventy years of sge He hao a narrow escape trora being a man of genius and a great diplomatist; and what he might bave achieved had he been more in harmony with the accepted code of ethics, and been possessed of a noble discontent with secular things, it were vain to conjee' tire AtntiaintF then Rabv Little babies are often tortured by well-meaning but inconsiderate nurses and friends. If they show any uneasi ness or nervousness, they are trotted and bounced and jolted till at last, perhaps, they fall asleep from very exhaustion. How would grown people love to be tickled on the soles of their feet; to be roughly clutched in the pit of the stom ach and shaken ; to be tossed to the ceil ing, sometimes just after a hearty din ner; to bave their cheeks pinched and kissed by anybody who happens to ad mire tbem? Is it sure that the baby likes these things? He can't speak to object if he doesn't. To be sure he laughs nervous ly when tickled, but the laugh is almost indistinguishable from a cry, and if he beeomes desperate, and sends forth a verv audible protest, he is called 'cross ' Poor, much-enduring baby! Your father would defend himself against any one who attemDted to treat him as you are treated. He considered himself in- salted and abused when tossed in a blan ket In bis school-boy days. The sick ening sensation when dropping from a height is supposed to b more agreeable to you than it was to him then. Y mr mother counts if a bad night when sh9 drerms of falling down from some high elevation. Some young children d undoubtedly enjoy rough play. They are of the hardy, reckless Kind, who will ba endan gering themselves continually as they are growing up, and have numberless hair breadth escapes recorded in their histories My plea is more especially in behalf of tbe sensitive, delicate children, who are frequently excited and rendered wakeful by injudicious atrain upon the nervous system. Such need tha gantle exercise administered by loving h tnis, which check them ere pleasure becomes a weariness. Let us be considerate of the helpless little ones intrusted to our care. F-irmavd Firttide. State Executions. When the State changed from public to private executions a long stride was taken in tbe right direction. Tbe de sire ol people to witness tbe judicia killing of a criminal is tbe outgrowth of a barbarous element in their natures Another step should be taken. AU ex ecutions should be at the. State Ctpltal, within the walls of tbe penitentiary. Tbe scenes enicted at Ashland last Friday, when 10.000 men assembled to demand tbe ublic hanging of two murlerera, and the unseemly baste of the off -.era in putting the criminals to death for fear of ao outbreak by the mob, are powerful arguments in favor of S ate executions Indeed, there is no arguments that, will not apolv in faror of having all execu tions at the State Capital. From a money point of view the State execu' ions bave all tbe argument. It cost the county about 81 500 to hang the two criminals at Ashland and it c st the S a eTwica that aum to send tbe militia there to prevent a riot. The business could have b -en transacted at the peni temiary for 8100, or less. Such semes as those at' Ashland are brutiliz n' and tbe law should prevent the possib-litv of their occuring. BarnetvUU Enterprtie. Wants His Children. Detroit, May 20 Henry Dillon, of Akron, O. Is in the city looking for bis wife who sometime since took tbe chil dren and skipped out Since that event Dillon hat come into the possession of a large fortune by the death of a brother in California. He wants to rec )ver his children. and aifBeme. A mere matter of form : The artist s model. A pair of red drawers a yoke of sor rel xen. A little girl calls her good father "par as la excellence The man without a future a busted stock broker. S imnambnlism is believed to be an unconscious trance ucion It is the feeblest mu -tache, as well as tbe sickliest child, that gets tbe most fondling. The trout season is at its senitb, and you can now catch a five pound trout with a 200 pound liar almost any day in the week. "I dreamed last night that I was mar red. Is that a bad dream?" Cross fa ther : "The only thing bad about it is that it is not true." "What is wanted in this country," said the bri le as she examined the wed ding presents, "is silver service reform. That set is plated." A Baltimore 3well went to a fancy dress ball as a donkey, and bis friends say it is tbe first lime be ever failed to make an ass of himself. Smator Don Cameron bas arrived in New York, from Eiro?e, but refused to bs interviewed on the subject of his preference for President. A muff is defined as "a thing which holds a girl's band and don't squeeze it." Correc, and any feliow is '-a muff" who will hold a girl's hand without squeezing il- . The reason why Richard III , when waking from a troubled dream, called for another horse, was because be disliked the nightmare which he bad so recently ridden. "I don't see tbe bell," said a handsome woman at tbe front doot of a bouse to an Irishman shoveling coal. "Faith, mam. an, ye wud though av ye were to luck in tbe glass " Three tramps found a can which had contained nitro glycerine near uil City, Pa., and were about to make coffee in it when the can exploded. One of the men was blown to pieces . "Do yea know," asked a gentleman at the bird show, "why robins are more intelligent than hens?" "No," was 'tide reply. "Bectase they are better posted in the higher branches." "I has knowed men ter tell a dozen lies jes' ter tell one truth." says Opte Reade. ' Dis showed dat da wnz mighty fon' o' truth, but dat it wuz a mighty sca'se artikle wid 'em." A West E id bank in London, with a humor that half atones for tie tyranny of the act, has issued an order that 'gentlemen must not wear beards or mustaches during office hoars " "Advoirdupois sociables" are the fash ion in Pottawottomte county, Iowa Each young man bas his girl weighed, and pays for her supper at tbe rate of half a cent a pound on tie figures. Petroleum has been struck in large quantities in N lrthern G ;r nany anjl the people of that ountry hope soon to be no longer dependent up n Atnerca and Russia for this imjortint necessary of life. There is a delightful amount of har mony in tbe ranks of the R 'publican party just n iw. If its several organs are to believed not one of its principal can didates is fit to si. ia the presidential chair. "Why do ladies make such good arch ers ?" said the conundrum man, light ing a cigarette on the sole of his shoe. "Don't know and don't want to," said tbe editor. "Why, because of their cu pidity!" An agricultural delegate to tbe Iowa Republicin Convention remarked that "with Elmunds as the candidate it would be too cold to raise corn,-even In tbe straight-out Republican counties, this year." A small boy testified in a justice's court that the affray took place on a Sandav. "How do you know it was on a Sunday?" ' Because that day I had to go to the aide door of the saloon to get beer for dinner." 'What is a home without a haunt ?" as tbe ghost said. "What ghost, foolish one?" "Why, Niomi, of course." ,kSbe wasn't no ghost ' "Thai's all you read your Bible for. Didn't R ith ssy to her, 'Whither, thcu ghost?'" "Can yoa tell me, sir," asked a young lady at the bookstore, "in what order Thackeray wrote his books?" "No, lady," replied the gentlemanly sales gen tleman, "but. don't yer know, I guess it was in order to make money." "Ya'as," continued young Smythe, "I suppose everything created bas some use, but 'pon me honah it's deucei hard to believe it, don't cher know?" "Yes," replied the young lady, looking him over intelligently, "it is, indeed." A question for puzz'e solvers: "In waltzing with a young lady not over seventeen years, pretty and. one tbe never-get-dizzy sort, does the youug man go around the lady, or does the young lady go around the young man ?" George J. Willisms, late postal agent at Charleston W. Vs.. bas been convict ed of robbing tbe mails upon two indict ments out of twelve against him. He bad obtained about 810.000, by bia pe culations, and will receive a long sen tence to tbe penitentiary. A friend of a merchant, whose son bas recently returned from his studies at a New Yrk business college, was ask ing tbe old man if the boy bad improved bis opportunities. "I should say that tie bad. He can imitate anybody's hand writing, and he is so expert at figures that I am afraid to let him touch the books." The first contest in the bicycle races at Washington, was between Charles Frazier, ol New Jersey, and H. J. Hall, jr., Brooklyn Ndw York. Tbe distance was twenty-five roues, brazier won tbe race in 98 minutes and 42 seconds. Hall crossing the line in 99 minutes and 9 seconds. The ten mile race between Brooks, of Elmirs, New York, and Chickering, Smitbville, New Jersey, was a close one from beginning to the end. Brooks won in 36 minutes and 3 seconds, barely beating Cuickenng. Men's Surface Indications. Whoever undertakes to judge men conclusively by appearances makes a mistake at the outset ; and he will keep right, on mistakenly just as long as he continues in practice I do not mean to sav that there Is no correct "surface in dications" of what is inside of a human being. But how arc von going to know, absolutely, whether tbe rose in a nose is alcohol or erysipelas ? Can you more than guess as to whether a two or three day' growth of beard is due to a lack of time for shaving, or to a lack of mon ey. or is tbe start of a full beard ? I m pecuntosity sometimes contrives to dress fashionably, while sbabbiness covers careless wealth. Wben Jay Gould has tily snatched several newspapers from the armful of' a vender on his way into the railroad station, felt in his coin pock et, found it empty, didn't wish to lose rvriO'T 2euiag a big bill changed, and said, "Remember me to-morrow after noon and I'll pay you" wben ibis hap pened, tbe fellow blundered in grabbing back the papers and exclaiming, ' No, mister, I don't trust " He bold to the natural b it unsound idea that a very lit tie man not onlv couldn't he a very big millionaire, but wasn't to be trusted to the extent of a few cents,. You see that I rej ct the explanation that tbe news man really knew Gould, and baaed his refusal of credit on plain business prin ciples. Most of the financial experts in banks and other money places are accustomed to hastily and firmly rating strangers on sight. A check is or isn't cashed, ac cording to whether tbe presenter strikes tbe teller as honest or probably dishon est. S rae of the roles on which judg ments are based are more carious than infallible. I was in a hank, the other day, when a portly, middle-aged and rather handsome man handed in to the teller a check for 8100. It was drawn by a customer, and was payable the bearer; and yet the teller refused to pay it without an indeutification. The man departed irate and grumbling. "Why didn't you give bim the mon ey ?" I asked. "Because I didn't know him, and I didn't like his looks." "Why, my dear boy, that was Alphon zo Worth, a building contractor, worth a hundred thousand dollars, at least. He is putting up an immense apartment house around in Third Avenue " "Why didn't you say so while he wss here ? But I don't care, anyhow. He didn't deserve anlhing better. Did yoa notice his whiskers?" "Not particularly." "He had on two sets. There -was a mustache and goatee, like a military man's; and also a pair of side whiskers, after tbe style of a solid merchant. You can't convince me that a man with a double face, in ihat way, ought to be credited in a strange bank." Nc York Le!ter Estates for Life. The origin of the present ownership of land, at least in the larger part of Eu rope, was victory in war. A conqueror parceled out the lands of bis enemies among his followers. The smallest es tate given was for the life of the taker. When such an estate was given no words were used to indicate that it could be in herited. The grant was made to tbe re ceiver simply . In ancient times the bol der of this estate could not sell it It was held that at tbe moment it left bis possession it became again the property of the giver. At tbe death of the hoi der it also returned to tbe giver. In later feudal times this rale was changed. A holder of an estate tor lite might sell it, and the buyer could hold it as long as tbe seller lived. Up to the time when the Catholic re ligion was driven out of England, a hol der of a life-estate lost it if he became a monk, because a monk is a man legally dead. Ah outlaw also lost the right to hold a life estate. Every tenant for life has a right to the beneficial use of his land. He can sow and reap crops. He can cut wood for fuel, or to make repairs. H s has no right to commit any waste, or to allow tbe place to go to ruin. Timber must not be cat and sold. He has no right to dig new gravel-pits, but he may use any that are already dug. A lite tenant cannot lease his land to another for a longer time than his own life. If he made a lease for twenty years, and died ten years later, the les see could not hold it a 'ter his death. In England this law has been changed. In ihat country, unless the deed creating tbe life-estate forbids, a life-tenant can make a valid lease for any length of time under twenty-one years. The crops of a tenant for life, who dies before harvest time, belong to his heirs. What one man sows, no other except he and bis beirs have any right to reap. In oar days the estate for life is most comraom in tue form of the estate by tbe enrtesy of England and tbe estate of dower. When a wife dies, having bad children, her husband has a right to hold, during his life, all lands belonging to her.' He is called a tenant by the courtesy. This right was given to en able him to support his children prop erly. When a husband dies, his wife has a right to one-third of all bis lands for her life. The rest goes to his heirs. She Is given less because she is not sup posed to be under any obligation to sup port her children. Holders of esta'ea by courtesy and dower are life tentnts. They bave the same rights in the land and are un ler the same obligations as holders of other life estates. Youth' Companion. A Case of Selfishness. Courier-Journal. We protest against the selfishness of those Republicans bo now, since Mr. Sabin has lost his fortune, are suggest ing bis resignation as Chairman of their National Committee. It u generally supposed that the position offers excel lent opportunities for recupeiaiing lost fortunes. The Bight Kind of a Sheriff. Tiinss-Star. In order to accommodate residents along tbe railroad who could not arrive on the 1 o clock train, the Sheriff of Whiteside county, III., delayed a bang. mg for ao hour, l aere Is no quest ion about that Sherifrs re-election. Smoking Cigarettes. In one of tbe schools of Brooklyn a boy thirteen years old, naturally very quick and bright, was found to be grow ing dull and fitful. His face was pale and be had nervous twitcblngs He was obliged to quit school. Inquiry showed that be had become a confirmed smoker of cigarettes. When asked whv he did not give it up, be shed tears, and said that he had often tried, but could not. Tbe growth of this habit ia insidious and its effect ruinous. The eyes, the brain. tbe nervous system, the memory, tbe power of application, are all impaired by it. "It's nothing but a cigarette," is really "It's nothing but poison." Ger man and French physicians have recent' ly protested against it ; and a convention of Sunday and secular teachers was re cently held in England to check St. It was presided over by an eminent eurgeon of a Royal eye Iufirmary, who stated that many diseases of the eye were di rectly caused by it. Parents, save yoar children from this vice if possible. It is now known that old castaway cigar stumps are used in the manufacture of cigarettes. Boys are employed to gather them irom hotels, bar-rooms, sidewalks from wherever they are thrown. Col lectors buy them of the boys and send them to the manufactories by tbe barrel. No matter how disgusting tbe spot whence they are picked whether from tbe spittoon with its dangerous saliva, or the gutter with its filth the foal refuse finds its way into the mouth and nostrils of the cigarette smoker ' Many a smoker throws away the stamp of his cigar because he does not like the flavor of it. He does not know why tbe flavor is unpleasant to bim, but it is caused by nicotine the active principal of tobacco and a violent poison. This accumulates in the base of the c'gar with every draft of the smoke, and the man, noticing the unpleasant flivor, throws the stamp away. This reservoir of nicotine finds its way into the cigarette, and the person who smokes it gets in a condensed form tbe poison which so often works mis chief on the brains of habitual smokers. Again, these cigar stubs or any tobac co, lor that matter, that fs made into ci garettesis wrapped with paper which contains a very large per cent, of arsenic or other deadly poisons, tbe powers of which exert a deleterious effect upon the tonsils in fac, tbe w&ole throat of all who use them ; indeed, it has been found impossible to cure catarrh in inveterate cigarette smokers. A Very Sad Story. a John B Gouh tells the following: "A minister of the gospel told me one of the most thrilling incidents I bave beard in my life A member of his con gregation name home for the first time rin his life intoxicated, and bis boy met bim upon the doorstep, clapping bia hands and exclaiming, 'Papa bas come home !' He seixjd the boy by the shoul der, swung bim around, staggered and fell in tbe ball. Tuat minister said to me, 'I spent the night in that house. I went out, bared my brow that the night air might fall' upon it and cool it. I walked np and down the hill. There was the child dead! there was the wife in strong convulsions, and he asleep. A man about thirty years of age asleep, with a dead child in the house, having a mark upon his temple where tbe corner of the marble steps had come in contact with the head as be swung him around, and a wife upon the brink of tbe grave. 'Mr G nigh.' said my friend, 'I cursed the drink. He told me that I mast re main until he awoke, and I did Wben he awoke he passed bis hand over his face and exclaimed, 'What is the mat ter? where is my boy?' 'Yoa cannot see him.' Stand out of my way, I will see mv boy.' To prevent confusion I took bim to the child's bed, and as I turned down the sheet and showed him the corpse he uttered a wild shriek, 'Ah,, my child !' That minister said farther' to me, '0 ie year after that he was brought from the lunatic asylum to lie b"8ide his wife in the grave, and I atten ded his funeral.' Tbe minister of the gospel who told me that is to-day a drunken hostler in a stable in Boston. Now tell me what rum will not do. It will debase, degrade, imhrnte and damn everything that is noble, bright, glorious and Godlike in a human being. There is nothing drink will not do that is vile, dastardly, cowardly, sneaking or hellish. Why are we not to fight till the day of oar death ?'? The Lead-Pencil Thief. There is no meaner thief than tbe lead pencil thief. He takes rank below tbe umbrella snatcher. He never has a pen cil, in sight. He asks for yours, "just a minute," to sign a telegraph book, ad dress a card, and then with a business like air slicks it into bis pocket, know ing that nine times out of ten yoa will never think of the pencil until yoa wast to use it yourself, and then he will be far awav, playing bis game on some one, else They are shameless fellows, prond of their petty thieving. They throw back their coats to show yoa the spoils nestling in a vest pocket, and they tell you from whom they stole esch penoil. We lost the last pencil we bad in this world, not ten minutes ago, by tbe bards of tbe pencil thief. A man who makes a business of stealing pencils, ought to be burned at the stake, boiled in oil, be headed at the block, hung, drawn and quartered, and buried without benefit of clergy, at ibe silemn hoar of midnight, in the nark ot the moon, at a lonely place in an awful forest where two roads meet, with a lead-pencil thrust through bis heart. Here we are, robbed by a soutles villain, not a lead pencil to oar back, and it may be half a day before we meet a man from whose confiding hands we can lift a pencil to make good tne one we lost, we played poor old Prof. Sayit8low for that one, he is so ab sent minded anybody can get away with bis lead pencil, bat then be s oat of town. The stars in their courses seem to be fighting against us to-day. A plague on all pencil thieves, still we say .-Barak- Worcester, Mass, experienced one of the most disastrous fires of its history last week. The Papachoag yarn mill was totally destroyed. Many of the employees were seriously injured by lumping from the windows, and it is feared some perished io the flames. Lse, about 8150,000, mostly insured.