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- - "Truth a.Tiaj .lusuce." . i irou m AdvniFj WIWL- ISTSH, .EcLitoi-. -- . , , .v -t wn ttt "GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 82, 1876. - NUMBER 23 YUIiUillEr kill. - ' - i BANKING. BANK, GALLIPOLIS. EDWARD DELETOMBE, President. JOSEPH HUNT, Vice-President. JNO. A. HAMILTON, Cashier. Capital Stock, - - $100,000. DIRECTORS : Edward Deletombe, Jno. A. Hamilton, Reuben Alestnre, Jos. nunc, John Hutsinpiller, J. S. Blackaller. Buys Golil, Silver, U. S. Bonds, Cou pons, and uovernmeni securities kinds." Bank open from 9 A. 31. to J 1. ! ,TXO. A. HAMILTON", Cashier. OHIO AJLTEfj BANK, G.VLLIPOLIS, OHIO. Cash Capital, S 100,000. Individual Inability, $800,000. A. Husking, President. J. T.Halliday, Vice President. W. T. MiNTDitN", Cashier. DIRECTORS: A. Husking, C. D. Bailky, A. W. Aiaemong, J. T. Haiajday, Wm. Shobek. C-Buys Gold, Silver, Coupons and Government Bonds at highest prices. Hakes collections on all points and issues Drafts on principal Cities in the United States and Hnrope iroe of nl.nftnx in rnniil.-ir Dl'IKl-iitOrS. SollCltS deposits of private as well as corporate funds, anil allows uocrai interest uu uu monies left on specified time. Novpmher 7. 1S74. L. M. BK1IAN S. G. KELI.HU, Pres't. Vice Prcs't. r. r. roirrER, Cashier. CENTREVILLE National Bank of thurman, onio. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, 100,000. BANK OP CIRCULATION, Dis count and Exchange. Interest paid on Time Deposits. Good paper purchased. Drafts on New York, Cin cinnati and other cities for sale. Banking hours from 10 to. 12 and from ' 1 to 3.- DIRECTORS : L. Of. Beman, S. G. Keller, Penaelia Wood, J. C. Gross, Jt. P. Porter. Nov. 2G, 1874. MEDICAL. RATHBUBN & NORTH UP AVING united in the practice of "medicine and surgery, will attend calls in city or country day or night. Office Rathbcrx's Drug Store. Dec. 9, 1875. Cm V. S. NEWTON, M. D., HAVING resigned the Post-ofllce, will devote his whole time to the practice of Medicine and Surgery. Office, adjoining Post-ofllce; residence, on 3d St., two doors above State, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO. July 15, 1S75. DR. J. R. 3AFF0RD. Oitice 2d ST., ovek J. H. "Weil's Store. p. S. Preserving the Natural Teeth, a specialty. March 19, 1874. ATTORNEYS. C. W. WHITE. C. M. HOLCOMB. WHITE & HOLCOMB, Attorneys tvt Uarvr, Special attention given to Collections. OFFICFi kicar the Court House. E. N. HARPER, Attorney at Law, G ALII P OiXS O.HXO Pensions obtained and Government Claims prosecuted. . Office on Second street, one door above vanden & Son. Marhl4,lS72. C. W. BIRD. W. H. C. KCKER. BIRD &, ECKER, Attorneys-at-Law, ftallipoligj - - - Ohio, "VX7ILL attend to all business entrusted Y V to their care in Gallia and adjoin ing counties, also in Mason county, WestVa. Special attention given to Collections, Probate business, etc. Office on Second Street, five doors be low Locust. Nov. 12, 1874. tt art it J4 I' Si Cincinnati CARRIAGE WORKS. Win. Anfderheide .& Co, PROPRIETORS, Manufacture for the Trade J Carriages Spring Wagons, &c. No3. iOT and 409 .John St, Ciricin JFeb, .10,-1870. ly HARDWARE. JfM,Kerr&Co. TVHOLES-VLE DEALERS IN GENERAL Upper corner Public Square GALLIPOLIS, o. J. M. KERR. J. W. CHTERIXGTON. January 22, 1874. SADDLES AND SADDLERY. H. Bo BELL, Manufacturer and Dealer in Harness, Collars, Trace-Chains, Curry-Combs Horse-Brushes, &c. COURT-ST., - - GALLIPOLIS, O. ESPRepairing promptly attended to. Prices tosuit the times.ggj July 18,1874. MILLING. R, ALE SHI RB & CO., DXALZK9 IN Flour, "Wheat ifStll-Fccri, Arc. FOT WHEAL 15 V It E K A. .73 B 2. LS , GALLIPOLIS. OHIO. MARBLE WORKS. ftfSLES & KERR, tt&ftBU DUTTEBSt AND MANUFACTURERS OV MONUMENTS, Tomb-Stones, &c. SECOND STREET, ABOVE PUB LIC SQUARE, " Gallipolis, Ohio. WE do everything in the Hns.oDMarblr Outtin" on short notice, and refer those who desire reference a to our skill and ability, to our work. not.aii. ivi. i 1875. FAIL AUU WINTEfi If! OIF1 Millinery and Fancy MISS IIATTIE A. ANDREWS PUBLIC SQUARE, 3d door from Court street, Gallipolis, Ohio. A COMPLETE STOCK OF Millinery Goods, Corsets, Kid Gloves, Dress Trimmings, Cloaks, Furs, Real and Imitation Hair Goods, Chenilles, Embroideries and Laces, Braids, Zephyr Worsteds, Floss and Canvas always on hand. Stamping .for Embroidery or Braid g, and Pinking done to order on short notice. Agent, in Gallipolis, for the sale of E. BUTTERICK & CO.'S PATTERNS OF GARMENTS, and their celebrated SHEARS AND SCISSORS. Miss IIATTIE A. ANDREWS, Public Square, 3d door from Court St., Gallipolis, Ohio. MILLIUBBY "MRS. T. SIOWEIili, m ru l antffif 'NG 0 0 D S , WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. JOrders solicited and promply and careiuuy tilled. COURT STREET. Between'2d and 3d, - - Gallipolis, O. May 7th, 1874. MILLINERY. Miss ALICE HILL, Has removed hr MILLINERY estab lishment to CREUZET. BLQQJIj on SECOND STREET, a few doors east of Court, Where her 'friends are invited to call. ' October. 22, 1874. INSURANCE Against Loss or Damage Irom Fire mLightmng. A. P.MOORB, GENERAL FIRE, LIFE, AND AC CIDENT INSURANCE AGENT,. GALLIPOLIS, - - .- OHIO jgf Office over Wasson!s, Book Stove. Noy.25,1875, 6m For the Gallipolis Journal. Lines. Suggested on seeing Freddie James taking a last leave of the corpse of his Jlother: -f Father, I have fpnnd a tear In your eye, hbw came it there ?" More are coming, how they chase One another down your face. Now I feel your bosom heave, What does make you sob and grieve? Let me wipe your tears away, Or I cannot go to play. Why is mother sleeping so ? Let me down and let me go Let mo go and let mc stand Near enough to catch her hand. Why, it feels as stiff and cold As a piece of Ice to hold. Lift me up to kiss her cheek. When, perchance, she'll wake and speak. Mother, Oh, is it she?. Vhy, she will not speak to me: Mother had not cheeks so white, See, the lips are fastened tight. Mother alwaysspoke and smiled, Calling me her darling child ; She would give and ask a kiss When I came, but who i3 this? If 'tis mother, is she done Speakingto her little one? Will she never, never more. Love mc as she did before? Could she hear what we have said? Tell me, what is being dead? Oil, she does not breathe a breath : Father, what's the cause of death ? M. S. THE REWARD OF KINDNESS. Jlrs. Gorham put down a letter she Iiad been reading, and, looknig around the table at her blooming daughters and two tall handsome sons, she said, in a doleful tone: "Your Aunt Sabina is coming to London, and has invited herselfhere without ceremony' "When?" asked Arabella, with an intonation of intense disgust. "She will reach here this afternoon. Wilbur, 3'ou will have to meet her." "Sorry, ma; but I promised to drive Miss Caldwell to the park. Fred can go." "Certainly, I will go," Fred said, gravely, though there was a hot Hush on his forehead. "I am very foud of Aunt." "Nonsense!" said his mother. "You have not seen her in fourteen 1 .. 4 I. . .1 years. I never went near me de testable olil larui alter vour lamer died." 'Nevertheless, I have a vivid rec- oJlectinUvA" ' t, -Wv-""l " esi - i -t'' ". VI.'..'.... ' " I WIlllC WU lYL-lU bllUIL. "Hear me, Fred," drawled Lucilla, "don't be sentimental; I -wish the old thing would stay home. I can't imagine what she is coming here for." "She's our father's sister," said Fred, "and cannot find anything surprising in her looking for a wel come amongst her brother's chil dren." Mrs. Gorham shrugged her shoul ders. If she had spoken her thoughts, it would have been: "Fred is so odd! Just like his father." But she only said: "I may depend upon yon, then, to meet your aunt, Fred? I will see about her room." It was a source of great sntisfac.' tion to Mrs Gorham that her clp dren were all like herself. "'Grejfs everyone, except Fred," she yould say, "congratulating herself tht the Vilnr.fl nF 'flni'llnul ncfC" W3S not transmitted in the fcaties of her elder son, Wilber, or any ( the three iris. That Greer pride pcant intense selfishness, that Greer beauty was ot i.i i.,i nit firenr disno- .1 UUlll, UUltl lij 1 sition was tyranJm ami narrow minded, did nottrouble Mrs. Gor ham. That thi son, who was -an Gorham" waafnoud to the core with the pride thf. knows no false shame that he as noble in disposition, handsom in a iranK, maniy type, generou and self-sacrificing she could not appreciate. His hands and feet were not so small as darling Wilber' s. he had no fashionable affec tations, and no "Greer" look. So his mother thought mm rough and coarse, and his sisters declared that he had no style at all. But outside the homo, where a great show of wealth was made by many private economies, Fred was more apprccia ted. When he became a man, and knew that his father's estate, though suffi cient to give every comfort-ivaa nnt , i.tic exiravagance his rhottier indulged in, he fitted himself for business and took a position in a counting-house, thus becoming self supporting, though his mother de clared that no Greer had ever been in trade. That the money she lived on was made in boiling, the fashionable lady ignored entirely. Darling Wil ber had studied law, but his first client had not yet appeared, and Mrs. Gorham supported mm, trusting his fascinations would touch the heart of some moneyed belle. Miss Cald well was the present hope. She was her own mistress, an orphan -heiress, and very handsome. That she was cold andsproud in manner was only an additional charm to .Mrs. Gor ham"; and Lucilla, Arabella and, Cor inne were enthnsiastic in. their ad miration of "Cornelia Caldwell's queenly manner." Nobody suspected that Pred, blant, straightforward fcredj hid one secret in his heart, con fessed' to no living being. And that secret was- a love, pure and true, for Cornelia. Caldwell a love that would shut itself closely away from any suspicion of fortune-hunt-ing--that only drooped and monrned thinking of .the heir ess. By four o'clock Fred was at the; station waiting for Aunt Sabina. What a little, old-fashioned figure she was, in her quaint black Jbonhet, and large-figure shawl, But; Fred knew her kindly old face at once, though he had not seen it since he was twelve, years old. "You are aunt," he said, going quickly to meet her. She 'looked at the handsome face, and caught a quick, gasping breath. "You must be one of John's boys," she said. "How like yon are to your father." "fain Fred." he answered. "Dear heart! How you've grown t i.,v" - "She is waiting for 3-011 at home." The good old countrywoman had never had the least doubt of a warm welcome at her brother's house, and Fred certainly confirmed her expec tations. He found the old black leather trunk, the bag, the great bulg ing cotton umbrella, and put them all in the carriage, without one smile or ridicule. He made his aunt go to the restaurant and refresli herself be fore starting on the long drive home. He listened with respectful interest to all the mishaps of the long jour ney, and sympathized with the Tvo frot on. dear, in the dust . - r ' ' smoke." And he chatted pleasantly of his childish recollections of the tiny linns and wide farm where Sabina. lived. "Yon sec," she told him, "I made up my mind this year I would come to London once more before I died. I've tried to before now, dear, but something or nuther allers hindered. Dear, dear! You are all grown up, I s'pose, and you was but a lot of ba bies John brought last time poor you to see me." "Corinne is the youngest, and she is eighteen. Wilber is the only one older than I am." "Yes, I remember. Well, dear, I'm glad that John's wife brought up such a fine family. I'm only an old maid, but I do love children and young folks." lint a chill fell upon the kindly old heart when home was reached at last, and four fashionably-dressed la dies, gave her a strictly courteous greeting. But for the warm clasp of Fred's hand, I think she would hnvAi-r-tnriied to the station in the same carriage she came, so wounded and sore she felt. "Not one kiss," she thought, "and Frod l.-issed me atf the train, right before all the folks." Fred slinned a silver coin into the hands of the servant girl who was to. wait upon his aunt, promising another if she was very attentive, and himself escorted the okUadyto iwiiw -.--ifc--wai'-not often the voun"- man's iiidignntion lbund vmccv though it grew hot over many snauie fill acts of hard selfishness in the house of his mother, but he said some words on that day that called a blush to the cheeks of the worldly wo- man. It was not a very busy season, and (hiding Sabina was likely to have a sorry Time, if left to the other mem bers of th family, Fred asked for a holidajvand appointed himself the old lails escort. He was too proud to ca for the fact that the quaint littl figure on his arm attracted many an amused glance, .but gravely crfiod by while a now dress for Dolly, flic dairy-maid, and a city neck-tic for Bob, the plow-man, were pur chased. He gave undivided attention to the more important selection of a new black silk for aunty herself, and pleasantly accepted a blue silk scarf, with large red spots, that was pre sented to him, appreciating the love that prompted the gift, and mental ty resolving to wear it when ho paid the promised visit to the farm. He drove Aunt Sabina to the park. He took her to see all the sights. Once or twice, meeting some of his gentleman friends, the3' had thought "the queer old party is some rich re lation, Gorham is so very attentive," and had delighted Sabina Ity- tljcir deferential attention. Once Fred had not counted on that in a picture gallery, Cornelia Caldwell sauntered in alone. She had heard of Sabina, through the disgusted comments of Lucilla, and knew She had no property but a "miserable farm," but she greeted Fred with a smile far more cordial than she gave her admirers. A little lump came in Fred's throat. Then he gravely introduced the statcty beaut3 in her rustling silk to the lit tle, old-fashioned fierurp !"m. uw ",t, JUss Gorham, Miss Caldwell." They admired the pictures to gether, and the young lady was cor dial and chatty. After they came down- the steps, Miss Caldwell said: "You must let your aunt drive an hour or two with" me, Mr. Gorham. I am going to do some shopping; so I will not tax your patience bv in viting yon to join ns, but I shall be pleased if Miss Gorham will dine with me, and3ou will call for her this evening." . .Then .she smiled again, made. .Sa bina comfortable in the carriage, and drove off, Jeaying Pred forty times deeper in love than ever, as she in tended he should be. "He. is, a. very prince of men," she thought "and I will give him one day's" rest. Bless the dear old son I, she has such "blue eyes as my dear old! grandmother." " Then she won Sabina's confidence, and found she was worrying about the purchase of certain household mat ters thatwould not go. in the black leather trunk, and that she did not like to worry Fred.about it She drove to the places where the best goods could .be, ihad, .keeping guard over the slender- purscagainst aHlmposition, till the, last towel was satisfactorily chosen arid directed. Then she drove her' home, and brought her to the room where "grandmother" was queen, knowing andfP0,l the.stately old lady would make the country-woman welcome. In- the evening that followed, Fred's heart was touched and wsirra- e'diiH. scarcely conscious of hirown worm he told his long cherished se cfetjfand knew that he had won love ior ipve. Aint Sabina stayed two weeks, and thenprent home, to the immense re liet-M tne trornams, and carrying rpJ regret at and,Cornelia. o regret at leaving any but brea It! was not even suspected that Coriiplia spent four weeks in the height of the summer, season, listen ing to the praises of Fred at Sabina's farrfphousei and Fred did not know ittiuliecamc, too,after she was goao and aw his.sbare of listening toloT- ing MMtmendations of one he loved. ' H wore the necktie and made him sU so much at home, that Sa binr Wjspt some of the bitterest tears of 1 t life, when he left. " have you both and lose you !" sheBi)bbed. "Next time we will come to- gethf " Fred whispered, and so con ler. alas! the next time Fred Bu came was to superintend the funeral of tlnj gentle old lady; and though Cornqia came, too, his happy wife, thereftvas no welcoma in the pale lips, or thlblue eyes closed forever. Bu' the will the old lady loft gave worldly possessions to her nephew, Frederic Gorham" all 1) "deaJ the fi in and larm-house. It (was apparently no very great lcgacf , and Cornelia smiled at many of tl old fashioned treasures she touclcd, all with the tender rever ence heath leaves. Tel years ago Sabina was laid to rest u her narrow collin, and there is a the i Ml now. busy, nourishing town around te of the old farm. Frederic Gorham lives there and handles larne sums of menu- tho rents of stately build- mas. "Jade his nione3, sir, b3' specula tion, you will be told, if .you inquire as U his source of income. "For tuna'e purchase of ground before the twn was thought of." Bit I tell you that the only specu late i he made was, in the kindness of 1m heart, extending loviug atten tions io his lather's sister, and that the ionh' laud he ever owned was Aunt Sabina's farm. English pa per. 1 Western Enterprise. About noon yestcrdaj a tall, lank 3'Qiing man, pants in his boot tops and a tornado of energy in his looks, t'lLtrriid-""1'" 'on-Lininil streeC'called for the proprietor, ariTl breezily remarked: "I'm from the West looking for a job I've come to New lork to com mence low down and climb nigh up. I want to clerk itfor3-ou." The proprietor, whose fnmUy lives over the store, and whose wife makes most of the sales, replied that he didn't want aii3' more help. "I don't care what it is," contin ued the 3'oung man. "If you don't want me to clerk it, I'll saw wood, sort over potatoes, paint your house :lo any work. I'm all enterprise and go-ahead, and if I can get a foot hold somewhere I'll make this town howl in less than six months." He was finally given a job carrying a ton of coal up stairs, and" the mer chant went out for a little while. Af ter carrying up two loads, the man from the West informed the wife that he was struck with her beaut3', and proposed an elopement. She pushed him down stairs, and nor misnanu returned just then and went for the stranger with a club. Stranger toed the mark, and came out A 1. A friend of the family came in and took part, and he was also piled in a heap. A policeman was called, and the man from the West slipped over the rear fence, stole a dog from the next yard, and in ten minutes sold the canine and returned to the store aud offered the merchant fifty cents to settle damages. If he ex hibits as much enterprise in evading a court sentence, it would be well for the government to lure lain as chair man of some investigating committee. jV. r. Telegram. Fukekals in 1870, saj3 Edward Abbptt, touched weddings at the pointof feasting, and were often ver3' expensive, shoW3'and pompus occa sions. In some parts ot the coun tr3 c,.;a ly among the Dutch of Long Island una xrw York, it was the custom of a 3'oung man u, by his earnings after coming of age, until a snlllcientsum had accumula ted to provide for him a "respecta ble" funeral when he should come to die. Ofttimes the young burgher would reserve half of the portion of wine which he liberally laid in for his marriage, to be used at the funeral of himself or his wife. Special in vitations were bent out for funerals as for parties. The clergyman, pall bearers and physicians attending, were provided with'scarfs and gloves, and sometimes each with a monrning ring; while the feast which followed the interment, at the house of thede- . . . . 1 1 T .1 - ceased: eiaDoraie wiin com rwuoi. meats, wines, liquors and. pipes, was not unfreauently an occasion of coarse excess, sometimes descending into hilarious and noisy demonstra tions. A, "respectable" funeral of this, descrintion. might cost perhaps a thousand dollars, while the funeral of the first wife of Stepnen van Rensselaer is said to have cost not less than twenty thousand dollars. i- Detroit Post (Rep,) r Mr. Blaipe is the first choice of the large ma jority of the Michigan Republicans as represented in tneir delegation. Next stands Mr. Bristow, and either Blaine or Bristow would be accepta ble to the friends of the other. In ad dition to the sixteen delegates for Blaine and, four for Bristow, there is one for Mb Conkling aud one Mn "HayeS,- Dr. Le Moyne and Cremation. We feel that, we are not doing jus tice to Dr. Lk Moyne. without giving in full the reasons for his belief cremation. We copy them from the Pittsburg Leader; First The sanitary argument. is a well known fact that the decom position of animal matter is a great source 01 disease wine living, since the era of microscopic investigation of the results of animal decomposi tion it has become a well known fact that most, of the lower forms of di such as typhoid fever, etc, ame-4xom the inhalation of. lli p"' trid air arlsina-frmirTIecoraposing Jiuatter and from the contamination of the water of our springs ajid wells as, a result ot its, nitration mrougii graves, in connection with mis ar gument! will tell the incident that happened some 3'ears ago in wasu- ington, wherein a number of promi nent men at one of "the principal lin tels were-smitten with t3-phojd fever and other low diseases. The reason fortius wholesale sickness was that the drinking-water became contam inated with the house drainage. The law of nature is all on the side of cremation, and I can vcr3' easily make that evident. Wherever nature allows animal matter to be subject to decomposition it has provided way to speedily get rid of it. Hence where animals die and lie in the open air, it has provided other animals and birds to. eat the remains. When body lies in the open air flies will alight on it and deposit their eggs, which quickly hatch maggots, where 1)3' the bod3' becomes eaten very soon but in burial, bodies are kept in a state of decomposition for years. Why, 1 kuow ot a bod.v that was dug up after it had been buried for eight j'ears, and the smell was so great at that time that the men doing the digging could hardh stand it. By buying the bod3 you hide it so that it can't bc destroyed as quicklas should be. But cremation avoids either trouble by disposing of tho re mains immediately. The secomVargiiment the econom ical argument ma3 now be touched on. Crcmatiou is greatly to be pre ferred when the niatjer of expense is to be regarded. Fir the burying bodies we have funerals, monuments and grave decorations of every sort, all of which are extremely expensive, and all of which arc only in exis tence for fostering the pride of the living. Why, just think of the tre mendous expense this burial entails on the people. Our little burying ground over there on the hill has onl.y Jwxcu.in.axistehcc a few years, and .yet, on in'onirins of one of the directors of the cemetery, 1 was informed that it had cost $250,000 already in fixing' it up. In ftict, so great is the ex pendituro in this burying business that the poorer classes can't meet the expense, for a modern 1 uncial costs about a hundred dollars. In cremat ing a bodv I have estimated that needn't cost more than if 10 per bod.v, and anybody could stand that, rich and poor alike. As the poor can't meet the expense or a modern tiincral it senaratcs them from the rich, and so funerals are made odious to them My third argument is tho political argument. The theory ot our gov ernment is the equality of all men. These expensive funerals destny this enualitv and beget a jealousy in the noorcr classes, as they can't meet them. It thus develops a war between capital and labor, fosters communism, trades, unions, etc. It is one of the chief causes of the violent outbreaks of the poorer classes, and it eauses a 'icalousv by touching them "in a very tender place. As it is now the poor of this place go to one buying ground and the rich to another, whereas m cremation tncy would all have to go through the same nroce3s, The fourth argument is the moral argument. From Scripture we learn that the mortalit.y of man is for the purpose of keeping hun humble, to teach him that he is not a little god. Having these expensive funerals, monuments, etc., tend toward making the cemetery a pleasure-ground, and thus defeats the object of death, which is to make man humble. In stead of humility, it produces glori fication. Just sec what a great glori fication they make over the dead bod3' of a prcsid nt or statesman. The- have the bodies carried Irom place to place over tne country, ev erywhere to be escorted about with great pomp and show. Aud all this aiuiuusiu wi Jwly ;9 no better than that of a common laboring ui.n. This, I sav', cultivates pride and van ity, instead of humilit'; hence it is positively sinful, and is forbidden b3" bile OCripbUlCS. All WIC iJJlowpilliau burial service, the3 quote from Scrip ture, "Dust to diist, and ashes to ashes." Now, in burying a man, where do they get their ashes? If they would burn the remains thej would have them. That shows that Scripture favors cremation. You' will notice that the Bible always under rates burial. Somewhere in Matthew, I don't remember exactly where. this verse occurs: "Let the dead bury their dead." That shows how much the Bible underrated it, and proves that it would never sanction all the ostentation and show that is now the accompaniment of funerals. The fifth and last argument In fa vor of cremation is the'soclal argu ment When the idea is first broached to any one they say, "Oh, horror, horror; you surely wouion c nave us burn bodies up. That would be shocking." And jet it only needs a few words- to snow mat uurmug i not nearly so horrible as burying a body. If one only gives the matter a Jew sober thoughts he will over come the intense prejuilica that he has in favor of burying. IVhen one comes to' contemplate the matter in its true light, he will, see how dis gusting burial is. Just to think of a bodybeing'in" the grave ia svsute of in It putrefaction for year after year. Then can' it be thought as bad to burn the body, which only takes a few hours. and is a purifying process, as to let it rot away in the grave? Tho trouble is that the people do not put their tnougnts on tne disgusting process which the body goes through when it is put under ground; whereas as long as it is out of ground, they think of it and say how horrible to think of burning our bodies. Another point In the social aspect is that the living can foster their love for the bodv of the dead friend to so miich-n"- advantage- "o anyuoay encr- -isaau3' love for a sfowly-docomposlng. disgnstiug animal bodjv uut now uleasant it is to contemplate, the quick rendition of tho body into ashes, which can be put up in a neat little box, and be In a good state to keep; so that our associations with tho dead must be .much pleasanter than when we have to associate our remembrances of them with a rot- tage. Then when the family wants to change its place of residence it can take the box containing tho ashes of the dead along with them, instead of having to raise the bodv' from the eemctcr Now, that concludes nn- articles in favor of cremation, which I thwk must be vcr3" conclusive to every intelligent man. The Congressional Printer. a : a it The following proceedings took place in the House on the 15th. The whole thing looks like mere partisan spite: Mr. Vance. (Dent.) of Ohio, Chair man of the Committee on Printing, called up the report of that commit tee on the Government Printiug Of fice. He reviewed in detail the points as set forth in the mport, aud suited that for the last seven years the cost of the government printing amounted to $11,901,350, an average of a little over $1,000,000 year. This was at least $500,000 a year more than it ought to have cost. Ho averred that if the printing had been let out under a properly guard ed contract system, it could haTe been douc at a saving of half a mil lion dollars, leaving a fair profit to the contractors. lie did not desire to charge the responsibility on any one. Perhaps this was one of those things that might have occurred anyhow, but, in his judgment. It the books had been regularly examined, the overcharge and other irregularities could not have occurred. Mr. Ballon (Rep.), of R. I., made a minority report, taking the ground that the Congressional Printer was an officer of the Senate, and therefore not anioualilo to the jurisdiction of the House. The House, had no more authority to inquire Into' the manner in which the Congressional Printer performed his duty than it had to In nuire into the manner in which the Sergeant at-'Arms of that body per formed his dut3 In his opinion, too, testimoii3' failed to show a case jus tifying an' harsh criticism or con deinnation of the Congressional Prin ter. In no instance had the Treas ury been defrauded of one cent, and in no instance was it even pretended that the Printer or any friend of his, profiteil one cent from an3" contract, business arrangement, or transaction of his office. The witnesses relied upon to establish the charges against the Printer had such manifest inter est in changing the policy of the government with regard to its own printiug and binding, as to greatly diminish the weight of their testi mony. He expressed a conviction that'the majority of the committee had not only forgotten the primal object of the investigation, but had benu largely influenced by a desire to reinstate Franklin Rives in the position of printer of the Congres sional debates, even at a much higher rate than the government was now paying. He. expressed the belief that the present S3rstem should be adhered to, as the most economical and the most satisfactory. Mr. Bal lon said that as to the cost of the Record being incorrectly reported, he intimated that a strenuous etiprt to place that work in private hands showed that there was some interest besides that of the government that was to bo looked after. He stated his conviction that the Congressional Printer was au honest, upright, and faithful public servant, needing coun- . . . . . ....1 ? .i sol and assisinncc ramcr iiisu uum- Bure, and that the most unwise thing that the government could do would ! be to surrender its ownership and control of the printing-office, or any nf its departments, and become de pcnueni. on aim suijot rn orlyate contractors. Mr. Singleton (Dem.), of Miss., a member ot the committee, supported the majority report, and said that he preferred three charges against the Congressional Printer first want of proper qualification, and a total incapacity to fill the position; secono, an unpardonable negligence m the management of the office; and, third, of embezzlement from the United States. He referred, to Justify his charges, to extracts of the teatimo- nfMr. Ballou (Rep.), of R. I., Inter rupted Mr. Singleton to say that the Hnnerressional Printer had not done one fraudulent thing, but was an hon est man. After some other remarks the dis cussion closed, and the House pro ceeded to vote on the resolutions re ported by the Committee on Printing; Thc first vote wa on the resolution directing the Speaker to certify to the proper authorities of the Uistrict or Columbia the testimony taken rela ting to the conductor A. Clapp, Con gressional Printer, to the end that ho. may be indicted ana prosecuted, fine resolution was adopted yeas, 137: nays 74 (a party vote). "Johk, you said'Sally kissed you -r-did you kiss her back? 'No, I kissed her face.'" He Didn't Like to Tell Before Folks. A homey-handed phrenologist W west i,nd grocery ot Madison, the other evening placed his hantl1 a mend's head and said: "Bill, do you want to know your capacity and perccptibleness?" "Yes, if I've got any," was the re ply. "WclL then," continued the phrenol ogist, "I place the tip of my thumb above the center. oC-tht. Then Ti -firr"liiigers around the posterior portion, called in phrenol- ogj osy-potihen I Join the tip.s ot the fingers of 'bbth'ihands and en deavor to bring the thumb tips to gether.'bnt the thumbs don't meet by, great goodness" At this, point the phrenologist looked puzzled, and gazed up to the ceiling rofiectivel.y and gravely. "Out with it I am prepared to hear the worst," said Bill. But the phrenologist said he'd have to tell him privately, and took him out and up the street till near a sa loon door, when he paused and whis pered in Bill s ear: "loirve got a powerful brain, a powerful intcllcck, and orto be in Congress 'stead of using a hammer." Bill dragged his friend into the sa loon nnifValled for the "best in the house." They drank, and Bill asked: "Why didn't you tell me in tho presence ot those men in the gro cery?" "Because," said the phrenologist, "I knew they'd call me a darned fool!" nfe PnnnnnnnnnK A UEAUT'VUT. and bashful j'oung woman of 'lout nineteen summers called at the office of a life assurance agent last wee!:, and asked : ''How long will a man of sixt'-seven, and that eats peas with his knife live?" "Ac cording to our table, madam," replied the agent, "he should, on the average, survive, 1 1 .years, 3 months, and IC days." '-That," said his visitor, "would he till the 1st of Angust, 1887?" "Precisely, Madam." "And how much could I insure his life for?' "Oh, for any amount, saj- for $50, 000," he answered, taking up a blank form of apjilicatton. "Well," said the young woman, "I think, then, that I'll marry him." "Insure him, you mean?" replied the agent. "No, ' !.!. . I I.." W,r. marry nun, .yu iiiauiu mm. xuu. see," she added, with a burst of con fidence, "I love Herbert, and Mr. Dawkins is old enough to be my grandfather. But Herbert is poor, and I just worship the corner lots that Mr. Dawkins builds on. And Herbert is very patient, and says that if I will 011I3' fix a day, no matter how long he may have to wait, he will be liapp.y. Now, .vou sa3 Mr. Dawkins will die by the lstorAngust, 1S87, und, as it wouldn't be decent to marry again till I've been a year in mourning, I'll arrange to marry Her bert on the 2d of August, 1888." Chicago 'Tribune. "MoTiiEit," said a promising bo3", as he came in whistling from school the other dnj, slung his satchel full of books down on the stair-landing, nnd elicited a howl of agony from hi3 infant sister by giving her a sly punch in the ribs; "Mother, I hear 'era say ing at school to-da3 that this Bel knap business is all a stall; is it?" "A what, 103- son?" inquired the doting mother. "A 'snide,' you know. A first-class 'bilk' on tho community." "I don't understand yon, Willy, dear; what horrid words these are; explain youaself." "Ah, mother, pull down your vest. I mean, isn't it a fraud, put-up job, .vou know, to get Bel' to give himself awa3 and then have Cale Marsh light out for Canada, so's he can't swear it on Mm. Don't you twig? Where's th' old man?' Whack! bang! came an applica tion of slipper suddenly from the rear the ''old man" having just en tered unobserved in season to wind up the dialogue. JVew York Commercial. N. Y. Evening PosT(Ind.): The fundamental element of Mr. Bris tow's strength and popularity is the proof that he has given of his de termination and his courage and his ability to discover wrong doing, wherever it exists in the department under his charge, and to punish wrongdoers, no matter what their personal or political relations may be. In pursuing this course Secretary Bristow has shown himself to be what the country has dmanied in vain for many years a practical civil service reformer. St. Louis Republican (Dcra.)c This Bristow movement has become a very important, popular, and patri otic exhibition. It ought for the sake of the country, to be allowed to ran in whatever direction it will. It means nothing evil, and cverj'thing good. No matter, therefore, whether it runs in party grooves or a track of its own making, it aims at a desira ble .result, and deserves to be not only encouraged, but earnestly aided. But it is in the hands of Republicans alone. Dattoji Journal: And now it is givn ont that Tilden favors the re peal of the resumption Act, as a sop to the Western Democratic. Cerberus. This is to flack Thurman, who put himself on the same walk a fewd.iys ago. Presently we shall have a soft money platform with a hardmoney Democratic nominee for thetPresi dancy. It will be the old Democratic game of a high tariff for Pennsyl vania, and a revenue tariff for the re mainder of the country. Chicago Journal; Fitzhugh, the Confederate doorkeeper of the House, who wrote homo that he was "a big ger man than old Grant,"" is . to be bounced. Before the House adjourns, will have kicked out nearly all its employes, because they Hraed: oat tq "bo sealawagj " .'vJsief