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7 'J - - w VOLUME 42: WOODSFIELD, MONROE COUNT OHIO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1885. NUMBER 32. SPIRIT " '1 THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY. PUBLISHED BVERY TUESDAY. Tt. WEST, ; ' EITR AND PROPRIETOR. tSrFFICB West Side' of Main Street, two oow Berth of the Fublio Square. . "': '''.'V. . TERMS: . '. due eepjr, year, toe eepy, six months, : 9m eepr, three months, : LnUUe t Monroe Conn try. after . September 1st, 1882, postage paid j toe ruDitsner a in advance . 'tSTSaboeriptieu can be eonunenoed at any UD. .... . 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THE DEPOT, WOODSFIELDrOHlO Bxtra indncemenU to customers in the way 0 and as cheap as the cheapest, Wardrobes, Chairs, TaAles, Bu reaus, Bedsteads, Looking Glasses, Hat Backs, Picture Frames, and ererything else in the Furniture Line Pictures Framed to Order IN BB3T OF STYLE. Promp'ly and carefully attended to, All kinds of Undertaking Goods always en hand, aonsUting of Coffins, Caskets, Shrouds and Burial Eolea of all Bises, deot78;( intlllf iun 11 1 uj vm THE CALIPH'S CHARGE. BT THOMAS S COLLIER. Leaning upon bis staff of sandal-wood. Where winds were cool, one quiet snmtner ' ere, . The Caliph, Ali, in the garden stood Little his life had left whose loss would grieve The soul that onee had known such fiery glow. Whan ringijg b.ades were smiting fierce and fast; Oh, none were readier then to meet the foe. But age had come, and battle days were past. Before him, and with fond obeisanoe said My father, Fame has called me. and I go, If I return safe ere yoU are dead, What can I bring you that wfll giro most joy?" The Caliph's eyes grew luminous with light, And reaching forth his hand he cried, "My boy, Bring me a name that has nor stain nor blight; "Bring me a sword all f rne from needless bFooT; . .. ' - 1 1 iT i, , 15. .oriug nte a uaaa uun is nut uuru or cuiu, Bring me a soul that has all sin withstood; Bring me a purse that holds no stolen gold; Bring me a man that all who see may lore; Bring me a chief that all who know will trust; Bring me a reoord that will to me prove. Though poor in wealth, men hold yon true and just. "Little it is to win a warrior's name, Little to gather store of tear-wet dross. But oft we lose our souls for wealth or fame. And what can pay us for such bitter loss? Gain Lore and Honor, thesi will nerer die, " . While Kings and Nations perish every year The men who pause beside your grave will cry: Lo, he was brave and good who slumbers herer Captain Ellerton's Novice. A Story of the Last Afghan War. 'Wbat, that fellow Joyce again ? By Jove, that rascal's enough to corrupt a whole battalion 1 That's the eleventh drunk and disorderly I've had against Dim ibis month. Nice example to the regiment, 'pon my word, Just when we're gomg to Afgban!8!an upon active ser vice! Give him twenty-lour hours in the chokey (the lock-np) and to-morrow I'll see if a good flogging won't take th devil out of Mm a bit.' So spoke, jn an out-of-the-way station on the northwest frontier ol British In dia, Col.' Sterne, of the th, on a floe spring morning of 1841 that memora ble spring that was to usber in the fatal campaign which has been in the military history ot England what the retreat from Moscow is to France. Having vindicated the majesty of of' fended discipline by the humane sen tence above quoted, the grim veteran fell to his early breakfast, with the satisfac tion of one who felt that be had done his duty. But he seemed fated to be inter, ropted that morning; for be he had bare ly swallowed three mootbfuls of curry that would have burned any lea season ed palate like vitriol, when a tap at the door was followed by the entrance of a handsome young fellow ot three and twenty In the uniform, ot a captain of the line. 'Hello, Frank, tnv boy ! jaal in time for a mouthful of the real stuff," cried "Old Blazes" (as the men Irreverently styled him), brightening up visibly at the sight of bis favorite nephew, who al though the junior captain of the regi ment had already proved himself the worthy pupil of the stern old martinet who loved him as bis own soul. But Frank EKerton had evidently something weightier on his mind than the tasting of bis uncle's unrivaled curry. "Uncle Jack," said he entreatingly, "you surely don't mean to flog that un fortunate young fellow, Joyce?" "Ave. that I do," growled Uncle Jack, 'and I'm sorry I didn't do it long ago." "Don't disgrace bim like that, for heaven's sake," pleaded bis nephew. "II you do he'll ju-t blow bis brains out,and the regiment will lose good man." "A good, man !" echoed the Colonel scornfully. " Ton 'tny word, Frank, if I hadn't Been for myself what brains you've got in that young noddle of yours, I should set you down as a born idiot. You ask me to let off the most reckless, drunken, good-for-nothing dog in the regiment, and you do it on the ground that he is a good man, forsooth ! If any but you hai done as much I'd have made short work of htm; but let me hear no more of this foolery." ' And the bard old face settled into a look of stubborn opposition, which made it appear grimmer tban ever. H.lltrton allowed the angry outburst to expend itself snd then said la a low but emphatic tone: Uuele, do you remember the last words mv mother spoke 10 yon before she died?'' The Colonel started and a visible tremor shook his granite-hewn features. bllerton s mother had been his own fa vorite sister, and her memory was the one vulnerable spot in the old soldier s iron heart. "She said," pursued the young officer, "if ever you hold a man's fate in your bands, and feel tempted to be bard and stern with bim, as you sometimes are. think of me and spare him. What would she say, think you, if she were here nowf Tne Colonel bit bu lip and bis strong fingers clenched themselves convulsive ly. "Come,, now, uncle," said Ellerton, "don't drive this poor fellow to despair. You've tried harshness with him, and you see it won't do Let me try kind nees and I'll make a fine soldier of him yet!" There was a moment's silence. "Confound your Btnooth tongue!" growled the Colonel. "I didn't think any man living conld have made me change my mind. Have It your own way then but mind you never aik me to re mit a punishment again !" M ' A few minutes later Frank stood at the door of the lock-up The man whom he found pacing up and. down, its narrow limits like a caged tiger, was as young as himself, and undeniably handsome, de spite his tangled hair and iblooishot eyes; but bis face bore the sullen, deflant look ot one who feels himself at war ith 'society, and fiodiug every man's hand against h;m is only (00 prone to turn bis' against every man in his turn. There wa a volume in the fierce glance which he shot at the opening door, evi dently expecting some new punishment or reprimand. The young captain otter ed bim neither tbe one nor the other; be simply laid his hand on hisjshoalder and said. with, cardial, heartiness : Js&f.Jl Cheer up, my lad all's not lost yet ' The detlaot fierceness of tbe outcast's face gave way to a look of blank amaze ment. Against every form of reproof or punishment be was already hardened, only too completely ; but this touch of human sympathy was an utterly novel experience. Tbe captain, without ap pearing to notice the effect of his words. went on: "I've got you of! this time, Jovce.and now I hope you'll show the colonel that I was right when I told him you would yet be one of the best men in the regi ment. I don't want to lecture you, heaven k bows ; but I II just ask you one question. If you have been parted from some one whom you love dearly as I have- would you rather she should bear of you 1b yonr absence as a brave man and a good soldier, or as a brawler'and drunkard?" Five minutes later tbe sentry at tbe door, as he saluted the parting officer, was moved to remark to himself : "Well, I'd as soon ha'. thought of git tin' blood out of a turnip as tears out of that ere Joyce; but the capting's done it this time, the captyig has and what's more, I m blest if he am t been a-cryin along with bim I ' 11. Two months later the battle which de cided the fate orEandanar was drawing to a close, nnd in the red glare of tbe sinking sun the white towers of tbe fa mous city loomed spectrally through c'ouds of rolling smoke. All through the long hours of that terrible afternoon tbe English ranks stood like an islet in roaring sea, enveloped on every side by a whirlwind of dark fierce faces, and gay robes, and gleaming steel, and all the hideous clamor of Afghan warfare Bui nothing could shake the firmness of tbe trained soldiers who, falling man by man as one attack followed another, slill closed up sternly behind their hedge ot steel, from which burst ever and anon the flash and craih ol the fatal musketry. sweeping away tbe bowling rabble as a stormy win scatters the doners -1 As the fury of the last assault broke upon the English line, ten or twelve sol diers cut orf from the rest were crushed by the charging mass like vines beneath an avalanche For one moment the grim colonel saw bU nephew's bright face and golden bair float above the maddening melee, and then vanish amid a whirl ol slashing sabers, and stabbing spears, and pounding musKet-butts, and yells of bloodthirsty menace. God help the poor bo v!" mattered the veteran through his clenched teeth ; "it's all over now." But be did not fall unavenged. At that moment the Afghan host was seen to waver, and tbe long prayed for order to charge came at last Forward swept the English bavonets bearing down ail before them. Down went gay turban and embroidered scarf; down went white tunic and pointed helmet; down went the sacred standard of the Ameer, trampled in dus and blood. And when the rush ebbed back from the spot where Ellerton had fallen there was seen standing over his body a solitarv English soldier, haro beaded and bleeding, with his clubbed musket grasped in both bands striking like a giant among the howling murder ers around him never once in vain. "By Heavan, it's that fellow Joyce!" growled the colonel; "the dog's got something in him after all !" Apparently ho bad; tor although be seemed little elated at his promotion to the rank of corporal, even the fierce old oolonel was touched by the silent tears of jov that moistened the hard, dry eves that had so often looked deQanoeinto his own, when the doctor announced that Ellerton was merely stunned, and bad received no serious injury. The exploit was tbe theme of universal comment for several days, and Major de Mawlaigh, a distinguished patron of the prize ring, summed it up at mess with his usual ele gance: "Ellerton ain't each a fool after all, by Jove; that novice of bis stands up pluck ily, and takes his bruising like a glutton. Let's drink bis halth, m boys long life to 'Ellerton's Novice !' " ' And by this pugilistic title Corporal Joyce was thenceforth known among tbe officers. in. The eventful summer came and went, and the English Invaders, little dresming of tbe fearlul retribution that was to come, marched in triumph through the heart of Afghanistan, sweeuing ail be fore them Nothing now lay between them and the capital but the fortress of Ghizri, and a deserter having betrayed the secret of a weakly-guarded gate, it was decided to b'ow it in with a petard as soon as night fell, and dash through it into the town, while a feigned attack in another quarter distracted the atten tion of the garrison. Most eager of all for tbe signal of as sault was tbe veteran colonel himself, who scanned the doomed' fortress with lszv eyes from a rising ground in front ot the "Kandahar Gite." With the pros pect before him of a bard fight, and the killing ot several hundred "niggers," the old tiger was in tbe seventh heaven of enjoyment, more especially as his favor ite nephew had been told off to the barm less task ot the feigned onset, while be himself was to lead the real attack. But "man proposes, and God dispo see." ' By what fatal error the feigned attack became . real one can never be known; but that it was so, was speedily snd terribly manifest. The first spat tering fire of musketry swelled into a prolonged and furious rattle, while, ever and anon, the hearty English cheers broke through the ear-piercing yells of the Afghans, like cannon amid the howl ing of a storm. . Tbe alarm fire kindled along the ramparts by the enemv; speed ily made tbe whole scene as light as day ; and it was then seen that the English, availing themselves of a spot where the wall bad partially given way, had .actual- ly succeeded in mounting it and seizing one of the flanking towers, . around which the enemy were now swarming like bees, running, leaping, scrambling, firing, striking while tbe quick, close fire of the defenders girdled it with a dancing ring of flame, like a gaslight blown to and fro by the wind. And Frank's in the thick of it again!' groaned the colonel, clutching his sword hilt as if be would break it. "Will that infexnalpetari wybeeiidxiPjU., let me once get among em, and" A deafening yell cut short bis words Tbe English colors hoisted on tbe cap tured tower, struck by the shot, had just toppled over; but instantly a tall figure sprang up onto tbe parapet, and seizing the flag as it fell, held it fast till the staff was secured again from within. "By !" cried the veteran, rubbing his sinewy hands with a glow of stern admiration, 1 11 mass him a sergeant, whoever be isP But at that moment tbe roar of the exploding petard mingled witn a fierce, grinding crash, and the strong gate, rent into fragments, flew far and wide In stantly every other thought vanished from the old warrior's mind, as be and his stormers went forward at a run, with a cheer that was heaid above all the din of the battle. Day was just breaking as the fight en ded, and the few gailant men who survi ved of that unconquerable band, ragged, wounded, bleeding, grimed with powder. spent with fatigue, and parched with thirst, staggered out of tbe tower which they had held so long. But Captain bUerton, forgetiul of all else, was kneel ing beside a dying man, whose glaring eves still look kindlv into his own ; and the old colonel, with a strange softening in his iron face, looked down upon the hero whom he bad vowed to promote. but whose promotion bad come to bim from a greater commander. Ellerton novice had done his work and received his reward ; and on his breast, just where tbe fatal bullet bad pierced it they found a locket with a curl of soft brown hair, and buried it with bim. David Kee. ' SCIENTIFIC. Water contaminated with kieserite, es pecially with magnesium chloride, is deadly to fish and dangerous for econo mical and alimentary uses. The normal lowering of the tempera ture during the nights of April and May. so destructive sometimes to tbe spring crops, is rightly attributed by meteoro logists, as M J Jamin has ascertained, to nocturnal radiation, which attains its maximum about the months stated. Senor Ugas, in the Cronica Medica, Lima, calls attention to the vesicating property of the inner bark of the walnut tree, tie soaks the bark in vinegar for about fifteen minutes, and applies it to tbe part on which a blister is required. in applying this remedy in cases of lu pus be dusted tbe blister with calomel A paper bv M.G. Wi'z on the pres ence of sulphurous acid in the atmos phere of towns has been read before the Academy of Sciences, PariB. From tbe analyses which be made at Montsouris and elsewhere the author finds that sul phurous acid exists in the air of towns where coal is consumed, its presence causing a considerable diminntion of at mospheric ozone accompanied with the formation of sulphuric acid. Hen Mohs, of the Magdeburg Soci ety of German Engineers, says that tbe deepest borehole in existence is the one made in searching for coal near the vill age of Scbladebach, on tbe railway be tween Corbetha and Leipsic, at tbe in stance of tbe Prussian Mining Depart ment. It has been driven by hollow dia mood pointed rock drills and water flash ing to a depth of i 559 feel in three and a half years, at an expenditure of -825,- 0G0. Its diameter at tbe bottom is 1.- 872 inches, and at the top eleven Inches The thermometer registered at the bot tom dS centigrade or 118 Fahrenheit In tbe course of a recent paper on distributing light and heat and supply ing heated air to ordinary gas burners. Mr. Frederick Siemens, brother of the late Sir W Siemens,' expressed bis opin ion that the influence of electric lighting npon gas lighting has been very great- People had been accustomed at exhibi tions and elsewhere to brilliant illumin ations from single s mrces of light, and had called upon gas engineers to pro duce similar efl cts. Tbe requirement of practical illumination bad increased by degrees lo such an extent that it was. impossible to foraee at present where and how this general tendency would end. Outcast London. Mnch excitement bas been made by reports recently published on the vile condition of the slums of London In one cellar was found a family consisting of a man sick with small-pox, bis djing wife, three balf-naked and dirty children, and one pig. In some parts there is one gin mill to every hundred . persons. What defilement! Yet compounding impurities often defile the human blood Tuey can be cait out by Brown's Iron, Bitters, tbe great strengtbener and puri- fier Mr. B. J. Strange, of Stark Lake, Florida, says, "Brown's Iron Bitters is the best blood purifier I ever tried. It gives all the satisfaction a man can want.'' New York Herald. Mugwumps, Come Uoine. Tbe Missouri Republican asserts that the Republicans of New York have not yet made up their minds about "readmit ting tbe mugwumps to fellowship." This is a serious mistake. 1 hey were angrv last November, but they now see that discretion is the better part ot valor. They are standing on every hilltop sing ing themselves hoarse, and the sing sounds like "Home, Sweet H me." The fatted calf la on tho fire that the prodi gals may have a generous welcome, and it is publicly announced that when a wan deter returns he will be graciously receiv ed and "no questions asked." THE STOUY THAT WAS TOLD By tbe Florid-Faced JVIan "With Clear-Cut Features aud Inuo ' cent-Looking .Lyes. ' . New York Tribune. A man with a florid face and clear-cut features, whose eyes bad a peculiar!? in nocent look ic them, got on an elevated railroad car the other day 10 come down town He became absorbed in the con tents of a newspaper, and apparently did not notice a young man sitting near him, whose eyes seemed riveted upon bis heavy gold wa'ch-chain. After several stops at the etalions the car became near ly empty. The young man suddenly roee end. crossing over to tbe old gen- .nil V ... . .- - . : .. . - - " ueman, remarKen r . "I Heg your pardon,sir, but is not this your purse t l found it in tbe seat by yonr side." The older man looked at the purse and then at tbe young man for full a minute. Then he carefully removed bis glasses, wiped them with bishandkerchief,smiled to bim8elt and calmly queried : "And if it was not mine what wonld you do with it?" 'Whv of course," said the young fellow slightly coloring, "I'd return it to the owner." . "Oh, yf s, I see. But, young man, sit down here for a minute and let me tell of a scene I once witnessed " The young man somewhat disconcert- elder one to proceed. "One day in April, some three years ago, I was passing through Chambers street on a business ereand when I espied a pair, of lady's kid gloves lying npon the sidewalk. I hurried forward to pick them up, but was just too late, as another person a short distance ahead of me se cured them. He looked at me in a qniz zicat mam.er, and when I asked him lo let me see tbem be politely assented. But as if fearful of being seen be nodged me to come int) an open doorway where we conld look at our prize with compar ative safety. As I took the gloves from bis baud and pulled them apait, so as to examine their worth, I waa surprised to find a large, heavy lump of something tied up in one of tbe fingers. With greedy haste I communicated to bim my discovery, wh.-n he snatched the gloves from my hand and commenced working tbe article out of the finger-hole. In a few moments be held up to my astonish ed view a handsome jeweled ring, which at the lowest ought to have been worth 850. I expressed my surprise in a very open way and asked bim to let me see it. This he did and at tbe same time asked what I thought it was worth. I unhesi tatingly gave bim my opinion. Then what bad we better do with it? he asked. Why, advertise it in the papers,' I sug gested, find tbe owner will probably givel us a nannsome price (or returning it. This be thought was-trvery good plan, but be was then on bis way to the train to go out of tbe city for a month or two and consequently be would not be able to receive any of tbe money. 'I'll tell you,', be finally said, Hhe owner jvill at least give you $10 for returning it, and if yon will give me $5 now I will Barren der the gloves and ring to you. How does that suit you ? It's fair, isn't it ?' "Well, yes; I bad to acknowledge it was, and so without murmuring I banded bim 85 and walked away with the ring Tbe next two days I advertised in tbe papers for tbe owner of tbe ring ; but no one came to claim it. On tbelourth day I concluded I bad acted honestly in tbe matter , and was now jus'ified In selling it. I took it. to a prominent jeweler's where I knew its true value wonld be given, and what do you think it was worth?" Tbe young man shifted uneasily in his seat and dodged the smiling eyes of tbe speaker. "Why, it was a braes ring worth about 3 tents, and put in the glove by that ras cal of a swindler. Now, then, contin ued tbe gentleman in aseveietone, 'what would you do if vou discovered that same fellow np to his old tricks again ?" "AH! this is my station; I most go. uood morning And tbe young man with the purse slid gently along the car and disappeared in the crowd on the plat. form. Tbe old gentlemsn resumed his reading and chuckled to himself every now and then. Doing-the Kow-Tow. Sau Franoidoo Chroniole. The kow-tow ceremony, as witnessed by a reporter one day recently at a Chi nese temple on Waverly Place, will bear description. The guardian of the temple was just sounding a barrel-shaped drum suspended from a wooden framework Having evoked a few dull, rolling sounds, he awakened the echoes by pulling a mas sive bronze bell banging underneath. Tjjen taking the sticks of incense be placed a mat on tbe floor before each idol, on which be knelt, first bowino down with bands cined,shd then raising them above bis bead like the priest ele vating tbe host at mass. He then performed the kow-tow. which consists in knocking the bead against the u or six times before minor idols andl nine times before major gods with great rapidity and violence. Tbe Mongolian devotee fulfills bis religious task with no half-hearted zial, making the fl or vi brate again as be introduces his head to it. The thought would naturally occur that this wonld be rather trying to even an opinm-befogged Chinese cerebrum. and passing near tbe worsh pper as be rose from bis task, it was noticed that be had on the top of his bead a bulging protuberance as large as an average fist the result of frequent and rigorous kow-towings. This must have become perfectly callous, and in response to a query on parting the custodian remarked that tbe frequent bumping was the cause of no pain or unpleasantness. Tired and Lanaruid Women. How many women there are of whom those words are true: "They feel lan guid and tired, bardly able to bear their weight on their feet, tbe bloom all cone from their cbeeEs, irratable and cross without meaning to be, nerves all upset, worried with tbe children, fretted over little things, burden to themselves, and yet wi'h no acute disease." What a pitv it is. But a few bottles of Parker's Tonic will drive all this away, and re- J licve tbe troalLs peculiar lo their sex. A WESTERN DROVER'S STORY. The Wee Cry that Touched a Fa- luera ueart and Saved Ills Child. My name is Antbouy Hnnt. I am a drover and live miles and miles away upon the Western prairie. There wasn't a bouse in sight when 1 first moved there, my' wife and I; and now we have not many neighbots, though those we have are good ones. --' One day, about ten years ago, 1 went aws) from home, to sell some fifty bead of catile fine creatures as I ever saw. I was, to buy some groceries : and dry goods before I came back, and above all a doll for our youngat, Dolly. She bad peter bad a store doll of ber own only f? babied her mother bad made her. flrolflTcould talk-BOtbiDg-elae.-and went down to the very gate to call after me to get a big one. Nobody but a parent can understand bow full my mind was of that toy, and how, when the cat tle were sold, the first thing I hurried ofl to btiv was Dolly's doll. I found a large one with eyes that would open and abut when you pulled a wire, and bad it wrap ped up in a paper and tucked under my arm while I bad the parcels of calico and delaine and tea and sugar put np, Then, late as it was, I started for home. It might have been more prudent to stay until morning, but I felt anxious to get back and eager to bear Doll'y praises about ber doll. J I was mounted on a steady-going old horse and pretty wen loaded. jMignt set in before I was a 'mile Irom town, and settled down as dark as pitch while I was in the mi Idle of the darkest bit of road I know of. I could have felt my way, though, I remembered it so. well; and when tbe storm that had been brew ing broke, and pelted the rain in -tor rents, 1 was live miles or maybe six miles (rom home. I rode as fast as I conld, bat all of sudden I heard a little cry like a child's voice. I stopped ahort and listened. I heard it again. I called and it answered me. l couidn l see a tning;. all was as dark as piich. I got down and felt aronnd in the grass called again, am again was answered. Then I began to wonder. I'm not timid, but I : waa known to be a drover and to have mon ey about me. It might be a trap to catch me unawares and rob and mnrder me. I am not superstitious, not very but bow could a real child be out on tbe prairie in such a night, at such an hour? It might be more tban human. The bit of a coward that- bides itself in most men showed itself to me then, but once more I beard the cry, and said I: "If any man's child is hereabouts An tbony Hnnt is not tbe man to let it die ' I searched again. At last I bethought me of a hollow under the bill and group ed that way. Sure enough I found 1 little dripping thing that moaned and sobbed rl took it irrmy arms;-1 called my horse and the beast came to me, and I mounted and tucked tbe little soaked thing under my coat as well as I could promising 10 taae it Dome to mamma it seemed bo tired, and pretty soon cried itself to sleep on my bosom. It bad slept there over an hour when I saw my own windows. There were lights in them, and I supposed my wif had lit them tor my sake, but when J got into tbe doorway I saw something was tbe matter, and stood still with dread fear of heart five minutes btfor.' I could lift the latch At last I . did it, and saw the room full of neighbors, and my wife amid tbem weeping. When she saw me she hid her face. "Oh, don't tell bim, "It will kill bim." "What is it neighbors?" I cried. ' '-Nothing now, I hope. What's that you have in your arm ?" A poor lost child," said I; "I found it on tbe road Take i', will yon ? I've turned fniat." - And I lifted tbe sleeping thing and saw the face of my own child, mv Dolly. It was my own darling, and none otb er, that I had picked np on the drenched road . My little child bad wandered put to meet papa and the doll, while tbe mother was at work, and they were la menting ber as one dead. I thanked heaven on my knees before them. It is not much of a story, neighbors, but I think of it often in the nights and wonder bow ! could bear to live now If. I bad not stopped when I heard tbe cry for help upon tbe road, bardly louder than a squirrel's chirp. . That's Dolly yonder with her mother In tbe meadow a girl worth saving I think (hut, then, I m her father and par tial, mny be) the prettiest and sweetest thing this side of the Mississippi. Ministers, Lawyers, Teachers, and others whose occupation gives them hut little exercise, should use Carter's Little Liver P'lls for torpid liver and bi.lious- Deas. Oae is a dose. ' ' The late Commander Gornnge cher ished among bis other treasures a frag ment of coal marked distinctly with fern leaves, whicb bad heen found in tbe Arc tic snows by a polar explorer. Botlon Journal When a tramp sees a woman with a pistol or gun in ber bands be goes right on without winking, but let her appear on the scene with a dipper of hot water and he makes tracks like a kangaroo. Burlington Free Prat. Tbe Mormon Bishop Soow- has been in Mexico to negotiate for tbe purchase of large tracts of land in tbatcountrv for tbe occupation of colonies We should think Mex'co would be loo hot for Snow. Norritlcwn Eerahl. Nsvek Neglect a constipated condi tion of tbe bowels, or serious results surely follow, such as piles, impure blood and many chronic complaints. Burdock Blood Bitters is the remedy. A drummer at a restaurant, being un able to cut a beefsteak and believing it was the knife, asked the landlord where he ground his knives. He replied on the grindstone. The ematt drummer told bim the giiudstoae must be preltv dull. Kits! Tbe pine tree, says an authority, serves as a refuge for more than four hundred species of insects. We can now under stand why Mr Longfellow was so stren uous in adviaing the aspiring young men to "beware the pine tree's withered branch." Botlon Trantcript. ' "Ma! wby is that darkey equivalent to a conun trum?" "I'm sure I don't know, my son. ' . "Because he's a-nU- ma." TWENTY-FIVE A. K RESTS BY A , DOCr.. f A Faithful and Active Member ot ; . the New York Police Force. V N.Y. Tribune. A large black mastiff made the ac quaintance of Policeman Brass in Ave-' nue A on a stormy night about three yearaago. The dog was hungry and tbe policeman fed bim. After that night tbe dog visited the officer on his post regularly, and gradually extended hi acquaintance with members of the force. In time the Fifth street Police Station became his home,' and" be was named" "Policeman Jack " Among his warm est friends are Captain McCullagh and Sergeant Welsing. Jack spends, most of his time In their company, es&ptaV night", when he patrols the precinct, rfc'.i" orsDine. . Many or the patrolmen nave found him a ready helper in running down escaping thieves or ruffians, and - lor bucq service tbe dog is credited on the books of the precinct with having made twenty-five arrests. Not long ago policeman Fisher saw thieves attempting to rob a drunken man. and started to arrest tbem. They fled, and Fisher gave an alarm rap as be pursued. Sud denly Jack rtshed past bim, eprang np on the back or one of the thieves and, fastening-bis teeth in the man's collar, foiced bim to the gronnd in a moment. The other thief surrendered, -and both prisoners were marched to the police station : Sergeant Welsing saya that a few months ago Jack captured a burglar in the rooms ot Frederick Bockel, in East Eleventh street. ' Brocket wbs asleep- : when ,tbe thieves walked into, the house and opened the door of bis bed-cham--ber. They were throwing some cloth ing out of a front window when Jack passed along tbe ceet. The dog bark ed so loadly that Bockel T? awakened. The robbers attacked. Bockel, but Jack rushed in aud helped to capture one of tbem. The prisoner in that case was sent to prison for ten years. An ex-policeman secretly took Jack to a barn ia the Annexed District last Winter and matched bim to .fight against a hull dog;. He won tue fight; .iOn another occasion, the dog was made drunk on beer, which was poured down . bis throat by soma brewery men in One , Hundred and Sev entieth street, but, although unsteady on bis legs, be followed tbe first policeman he saw. When permitted ' to lollow bis own inclinations Jack is a sober and vigilant member of the force. Tbe Black Bean. An old . .army officer told me to-day bow Gen. Grant once revived tbe flag ging courage of one of his staff officers. Tbe latter, when he was first assigned to duty under Grant, had never been in any serious. engagement. Almost the first day that be' reported lo Grant be was placed nnder a - fire of the hottest aod most severe kind. Tbe screaming of the balls, the roaring of the cannon aod the sharp crack and rattle of tbe musket ry, thoroughly demoralized him. Ho became absolutely sick and paralyzed with fear He was so weak trom nei voos excitement that be lost physical control over himself. Grant came up at the very climax of bij fright and noti cing bis pale face, his blue lips and chat tering teeth, be said : "Captain, yon are frightened. That is natural enough. You will get over it. Suppose," con tinued Grant, "I should. come to yoa ith a hat containing ninety-nine white beans and one black one, and I should ask you to thrust your band into the bat at a venture and 'ulck out tbe black bean ; do you think your chance of getting that, black bean would be 'ry good?. Well,: your chance for In ing bit under this fire is no greater than your cbano for draw ing the Mack hean " This officer at once took heart, and from then on he never showed the slightest sign of fear. . T. C. Cbawford. Hay Fever. . I hare Suffered greatly from peri odic! relurtiB 01 Hay Fever. . At the suggestion of Covert & Cneever,. drug gists, I obuined Ely's Geam Balm and used it daring a severe attack. , 1 can cheerfully teg Ify as to the immediate and continued relief obtained by its nse. I heartily recommend it to those suffer ing from this or kinder complaints. (Rev.) H. A. Smith, Clinton, Wis. ' At His iosU Washihoton, September 8. President Cleveland accompanied by Col. Lamont baa arrived. Tbe president's carriage was at the depot and they were at once driven to tbe executive mansion where breakfast swaa wailing for them. The president, returned in excellent health, and greatly benefitted, by his vacation. He has not felt an rrour's indisposiiioa while absent. Col. Limont was in poor health when be left Washington bnt baa entirely regained his health and strength. Within two hours from the time the president reached the executive mansion he was at his desk in tbe library busily engaged In clearing up current work wbico had accumulated dm ing bis ab sence. An eastern authoress asks "Can any body stick closer than a husband ?" A. noroua plaster caa crowd him for (he "honors, dear madam. Tbe Mohammedans have ninety-nine names for Gd, but no Mohammedan ever uses all of them until he mashes ids finger in tacking down carpet. QjiDsy troubled me for twenty yean. Since I started using Dr. Thomas' Ec lectric Oil, bave not bad an attack. Tbe Oil cures sore throat at once. Mrs. Letts Conrad, Standish, Mich.. Oct. 24, '83. . . . - Men who have fallen from great heights and live to tell of it agree that the fall is exhilarating. It seems as if one were floating about on a feather bed. Try one bottle and be convinced. De troit Free Brest. "It's terrible galling to a man of my sensitive pride to depend upon relatives for my living," remarked s youth; "but what is one to do?" "I thought that Smith th Smith offered you a situation at fourteen dollars a week?' "So they did," replied the sensitive yontb, Indig nantly, "but do you suppose that I'd sell dry goods over a couuter for fourteen' dollar a wttk ? No, sir !" N. Y. Timet.