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■piALI, AND WHITER GOODS. ■ A FIMA. LINE AND AT LOWEST PRICES. AT t J. E. MATHEWS’, 1 (a (n; Corner Court find Main Streets, WESTMINSTER, MI). DRESS GOODS, CASHMERES, ILLUMINATED CREPES, WORSTED PLAIDS, VELVETINES, C-4 CLOTH SUITINGS, CASSIMERES, KERSEYS, CORDUROY, FLANNELS, COTTON AND WOOL, BLANKETS, SHAWLS, NOTIONS, GLOVES AND HOSIERY, CORSETS, UNDERWEAR, CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, GUARANTEED BOOTS k SHOES, HATS, CAPS, &c., Ac. All Very Cheap. Come and See, And get good value for your money. Pels’ Hakd-Madk Shoes. Dr. Mathews’ Celebrated Family Pills. octC J. E. MATHEWS. rjTHE LARGEST VARIETY AND FINEST LIQUORS IN CARROLL COUNTY IS AT .A. C. STRASBURGER’S, .OPPOSITE CATHOLIC CHURCH. 1 name in part—'l2 grades of Whiskies, including the well-known WELTY WHISKY, 10 grades of Brandies —Apple, Peach, Ginger and Blackberry Brandy; Holland and Domes tic Gins, White and Red N. E. Rum, Kimmel, Port, Sherry, Catawba, Claret and Rhein Wines; imported and Domestic. CHAMPAGNE, BASS ALE and Bibbert’s Brown Stout; Raspberry, Gin ger and Lemon Syrup. I Guarantee the Purity of our Liquors and the quality of our goods, and will use every endeavor to give entire satisfaction in regard to price. I also have a large stock of CIGARS AND TOBACCO. All I ask—examine my stock before pur chasing elsewhere. may 6 1882-tf Buy your hardware and STOVES OF M. SCHAEFFER & CO., WESTMINSTER, MD., XEAR RAILROAD. We are receivwg an elegant line of fine heating Stoves, economical in fuel, ornamen tal in design, easy 1. manage and reasonable in price. . x , Cook Steves and Ranges in the latest and .most approved patterns guaranteed. Sole agents to r the celebrated New Light- Rouse Cook a id Excelsior Penn, Othello and 3few Record Ranges, also the New Golden Sun and Boynton 1882 Fine Place Heaters, the very best in the market. Keep on hand always a full line of HARDWARE, WOODENWARE, PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, PLUMBERS’ AND GAS-FITTERS’ SUPPLIES. Manufacturersof all kinds of Tinware. Roof ing and Spouting promptly attended to. Call and examine stock and learn prices, sept 9-tf J GEISELMAN & SON'S GRAND OPENING NOV. Ist, In the room formerly occupied by George W. Albaugh, adjoining A. N. Stephan’s Hardware Store. .John Geiselraan, having associated his son I ■with him in business, under the firm of Geis- I elman & Son, announce to the citizens of Car roll that they will keep on hand all kinds of CABINET FURNITURE, Sideboards, Bouffets, Cabinets, Stands, Bed steads, Chairs, Tables, Lounges, Marble Top Bureaus, Fancy Rocking Chairs, Parlor and Chamber Sets, and all at the lowest prices. Also Sewing Machines, XXI) THE CELEBRATED Florence Coal Oil Stove, Organs, WOVEN WIRE WAITRESSES, Coffins, Caskets, Robes, Shrouds, &c. In pvery Variety. UNDERTAKING A SPECIALTY. JOHN GEISELMAN & SON. oct 27-tf Westminster, Md. American waltham watches. We are now opening a magnificent stock of 'fine and medium priced WATCHES . DIAMONDS, RICH JEWELRY, \ ELEGANT SILVER AND TRIPLE SKATED WARE, to which we invite the attention of our cus tomers in Carroll county. PRICES AL WA YS THE LO WEST. JUSTIS k ARMIGER, 195 West Baltimore street, Baltimore, Md. Mr. John W. Mealy will be pleased to wait his friends and former patrons, sep 23. BLANKS for sale at _ ’ (li) t iOmocratir Aißituratr. Q_o TO B. G. BLANCHARD FOR CARPETS, CARPETS, CARPETS 1 : THE LARGEST VARIETY in Westminster AND THE VERY LOWEST PRICES. I HANDSOME INGRAIN & THREE-PLY AND BEAUTIFUL BRUSSELS! ’ | Ranging in price from 40 Cents to $2.00. i i Call or send for circulars explaining our ! plan of selling Carpets, which is done through ! the medium of a most wonderful invention — > RICHARDSON’S CARPET EXHIBITOR. By the aid of this device we are enabled to , show you, before purchasing, precisely how your carpet will look when made up and laid upon your floor. Don’t fail to call and see it before buying, as you can surely save money i by buying in this way-^-,- We also have full lines of goods usually kept in stock, such as ’ GROCERIES, QUEENSWARE, BOOTS AND SHOES, , SILVERWARE, WOODENWARE, CLOCKS, MIRRORS, &c. Prices as low as any house in Westminster. Very respectfully, j may 8-tf B. G. BLANCHARD. QHRISTMAS NOVELTIES. WM. J. C. DULANY k CO., j 332 and 334 W, Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. Now have in stock a large line of GOODS-"©* CHRISTMAS CARDS 1 j From One Cent to Ten Dollars Each. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS In Plush and Leather. AUTOGRAPH ALBUMS, 1 SHOPPING BAGS, POCKET BOOKS, POCKET CUTLERY, 1 1 TOY BOOKS, RED LINE POETS. Order at Once, nov 24-tf i | REMOVAL. JOHN E. BCKENRODE, MANUFACTURER OF COACHES, CARRIAGES, Jagger Wagons, Buggies, Phaetons, &c., &c., &e. i Special Attention Given to Repairing. ! _ AH Orders Promptly Pilled and Work of Every Kind Warranted j fiS?“FACTORY, Corner of Liberty and George Streets, Westminster, Md., where I have just erected new and large Shops, giving me better facilities than heretofore. A call is solicited. may 6. JPALL GOODS. a FULL STOCK OP READY-MADE CLOTHING, Shirts and Drawers, Gent’s Furnishing Goods Generally, Boots, Shoes and Hats. PRICES GUARANTEED AS LOW AS ANY HOUSE IN THE COUNTY. The best Shoe for the price is THE “DOUGLAS” SHOE, In Lace, Button and Gaiter. Every Pair Warranted. Sold Oxi.y By i gepß H. L. NORRIS, i JJORRIBLY BURNED! BUT NOT DEAD. If you wish to see how lively I am, send me word you want a Crown Sewing Machine, York Cottage Organ, or Florence Oil Stove, For which I am general Agent in Maryland. The Crown is so simple that the blind can thread and use it. The York Organ is per fection in tone, power and finish. See it. The Florence Oil Stove is .certainly the best. Try it. I sell LOW FOR CASH, or on very easy terms. Give me a call. Agents wanted. M. 1. MAIN, Carroll street, next door to the Lutheran Church property, Westminster, Md. P. S.—All kinds of Sewing Machines repaired promptly, well and cheap, Work guaranteed. may-5,88-ly gMALLWOOD ENTERPRISE. I take the pleasure of calling the attention of the public to one of the best selected stocks of goods ever brought to this section of the country, such as Ready-Made Clothing, j selected of the finest stock in the City of Bal | timore; Dry Goods and Notions, Boots and Shoes, Hats, a large stock of Gent’s Furnish j ing Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Queens j ware, and everything kept in a first class store. ! I invite the public to give me a call. My goods are bought for the money; discounts all saved, which-enables me to sell way down below competition. I will be pleased to meet my friends at my new counters. It will be to their interest to purchase of me, and they will get as much or more for their money as they possibly can elsewhere. No old stock. Ev- j erything bought new. WaT"Ready-Made Clothing in great quanti ty and variety, june 2-tf E. B. ARNOLD. JJORSES & MULES POE SALE. I The undersigned has opened a Sales Stable at Grove's Hotel, Manchester, Md., and will always have for sale a stockflnCiV-, of WORK and DRIVING HOR-4Jo*A* . SES. Also a fine lot of MULES, augll-tf P. J. YOST. t WESTMINSTER, MD, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1883. Y PULL AND CHOICE LINE OF FRESH AND PURE GROCERIES -m i For the Christmas Holidays may now be found at the popular store of M. C. STRASBURGER, Main street, in the room adjoining Grumbine’s tin store, and nearly opposite the old Central Hotel. lam now prepared to supply house keepers with Raisins, Currants, Cranberries, Cit ron, Pigs, Oranges, Lemons, Dates, Cocoanuts, Nuts, Fruit, Cakes, Crackers, &c., at Bottom Prices. Our Confectionery Department Is full and complete, and cannot be surpassed in quality, as we handle only PURE AND FRESH FRENCH AND AMERICAN CANDIES, j Of all kinds and descriptions, and sell them j way down. Call and see them. ■ tsp For Christmas Presents We have a full line of the latest designs and patterns of Glassware, Goblets, Tumblers, 1 Wine and Toilet Sets, Vases, Castors, Cake and Fruit Stands, Fancy Glass Dishes, Table and Tea Spoons, all of which we offer at low prices. In Our Grocery Department Will be found a Large and Fresh Stock of Red Sugar for Icing, Light Brown Sugar, only 7 cents per pound; best White Sugar for 9 cents per pound, Green and Roasted Cof fees, Fine Teas, Fresh Spices, Canned Goods, I Limburgerand Cream Cheese, Hominy, Dried ; Fruits, Syrups, Potatoes, Apples, Beans, j Peas, Flour, Buckwheat and Corn Meal, Bo- ; logna Sausage, Coal Oil. FRESH MINCE-MEAT A specialty for the holidays. Rum and Bran - dies for Miace-Meat; also other kinds of Liquors. Come and see our 5-CENT COUN TER, where you will find many useful articles for use and presents. BOOTS AND SHOES for the MILLION AT M. C.STRASBURGER’S, Adjoining W. H. Grumbine’s Tin Store, [ dec 8-tf Westminster, Md. FOR DYSPEPSIA, NERVOUS NESS, Bilious Attacks, Headache, Costiveness, Chills and Fevers, and all Diseases of the Liver and Stomach, J. M. Baroque’s ANTI-BILIOUS BITTERS ARE DECIDEDLY I THE MOST POTENT REMEDY THAT CAN BE USED. It is a Purely Vegetable, Faultless Family Medicine, and has been manufactured at BA ROQUE’S PHARMACY, one of the most prominent drug stores of Baltimore, for more than half a century. Its efficiency in all forms of Liver Disease has been tested and approved by thousands of the most prominent citizens of Baltimore, who have used it suc cessfully in combating the above complaints, all of which arise from a derangement of the liver and disordered stomach. We therefore say to yoq confidently if you have Dyspepsia, suffer from Sick or Nercous Headache, have Chills, Bowels are Constipated, or you feel generally played out and don't care a conti nental whether you live or die, try J. M. Lar- I ague's Anti-Bilious Bitters, and our word for ; it, a single dose, taken either at night on re i tiring or in the morning before breakfast, will make yon feel like a new man. If you live in a malarious section, where chills and fevers abound, it will be found a most effectual rem edy in guarding the system from all attack. The price, too, is reasonable and within the reach of all; 25 cents for the herbs in pack ! ages, or SI.OO for the bottles ready prepared. W. E. THORNTON, Sole Proprietor, I CPF- Baltimore and Harrison Sts., Baltimore. noy 10, 1888-1 yr GOODS FOR PALL OP 1883. HAMILTON EASTER & SONS, OF BATIMORE, Invite the attention of persons wanting Dry 1 Goods to their splendid Wholesale and Retail I Stock, much the largest and most varied to | be found in Baltimore. Their assortment includes every class of goods, from the most fashionable to low priced, “But No Common Goods that may look cheap, but would be dear at any price.” It has been their aim throughout a business career of over fiftj years to sell only goods that will give satisfaction and prove of full value for the price paid. This policy, steadily pursued, has built up their large trade, and given them the confidence of the public to the fullest extent. Being Large Importers of Foreign Goods, and in a position to purchase all Domestic Fabrics direct from the Man ufacturers, to the best advantage, we are ena bled to give our customers the benefit of our position, in low prices. Samples will be sent to parties desiring to buy from us, on receiving definite instructions in regard to the class of goods wanted, about the price, color preferred, Ac. The price in plaix figures, marked on each piece of goods, from which there is no abatement. HAMILTON EASTER & SONS, 199, 201, 203 Baltimore Street, Baltimore Md. ; oct 13-3 m.os. J^UGGIES! Look to Your Interest and do not Miss the Main Chance. We have just unloaded a car load of the finest TOP BUGGIES and JUMP SEAT JAGGERS Ever brought to this county for the price. They are good work and warranted, and will BE SOLD AT LOW FIGURES, In order to close them out at once. Those who call early will have best chance. Another car load of OLIVER CHILLED PLOWS received a few days ago. Also A FULL LINE OP IMPLEMENTS Constantly on hand at the Agricultural Imple rnent Warehouse of J. Q. STITELI, ap2l-tf Opp. Depot, Westminster, Md. j TP. BUCKINGHAM, | • (Successor to A. M. Warner), West End... Westminster, Md. DEALER IX SYRUPS, SUGARS, COFFEES, TEAS, | BACON, LARD, SALT, FISH, BURNING AND LUBRICATING OILS, | CONFECTIONERIES, PURE CIDER VINEGAR, TOBACCO, CIGARS, CIGARETTES, ETC. i Also Agent for ROLAND CHILLED PLOW, j Repairs constantly on hand. A call is so ! licited. j july2B-lyr T. P. BUCKINGHAM. COAL. COAL. I am still selling Coal, and am selling the same for less than any other dealer in \\ est minster. I g®” Office with Peter B. Mikesell, adjoin- ; i inc Farmers and Mechanics’ National Bank. 1 sep 23 GEO. C. CRASS. I JJ OLID AY ANNOUNCEMENT. I CHRISTMAS GREETINGS To tho people of Carroll county. i AS SANTA CLAUS Has determined that my- SHELLIAN’S “©a REMODELED oSSS a TTTTT O O RRRR EEEE g®TO O R R E h SSSo T () O RRRR EE u g T OORRE S SSS h T , 0 0 R R EEEE | is jnst THE place to establish his headquar- j ters in Westminster, he has, therefore, con- ■ eluded to place An Enormous Collection of Holiday Goods on Exhibition There, Where he would ask all interested persons to confer with Mr. Shellman concerning the presents they intend getting for their many friends. You will find articles there of the Best Quality and Cheapest Prices, Durable, Elegant and Ornamental, To suit every one, from grandpapa down to the wee babe, and as we cannot go through the long list and specify each of the innuraer- I able articles, just call and see for yourself. | Be assured Of a hearty welcome and cheerful | attention. He invites attention to his new j stock of goods, the largest and finest ever i opened in Westminster, embracing fine ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. Works of popular and standard Authors, Poets, Historians and Novelists, Juvenile and Toy Books, ranging in price from 1 cent to $5. Chatterbox, American and English edi tions; Seaside, Munroe, Franklin Square and Lovell Libraries, Hagerstown and Illustrated Almanacs, and the Illustrated Weekly Papers; Century, Atlantic, St. Nicholas, Continent Harper’s Magazines and all the Fashion Jour nals; Scrap Books, Blank and Pass Books, Photograph and Autograph Albums, Bibles and Hymn Books; Hand Mirrors, Fancy Per fumery, Hair Brushes and Whisks, Penknives, Plain and Fancy Paper Weights, Spectacles, Thermometers and Barometers, Bronze and Library Ink Stands, Blotters, Writing Desks, Portfolios, Lead Pencils, Crayons, Pocket books, Purses, Card, Letter and Cigar Cases, i Diaries, Ladies’ Work Boxes, Dressing Cases, i i I ; Fancy Paper, Envelopes, Correspondence and j I Visiting Cards, If you wish to make gifts of a substantial ; and permanent value, at the same time orna- ! mental and useful, call and examine our } stock. School Globes, Satchels, Lunch Baskets, Stereoscopes And Views, Majolica Ware, Terra Cotta, Bisque Figures, Marble Busts, Kaleidoscopes, i Magic Lanterns, Cigar Holders, a large as- j sortment of Picture Frames, Cord and Easels; j Engravings, Chromos, Bird Cages, Baskets, ! Bread Trays, Salad Sets, Call Bells; our as sortment of BOOKS is the largest and finest ever seen outside of the large cities. The largest assortment of Christmas Cards, of new designs, ever shown in Westminster. CHRISTMAS SOUVENIRS, Containing extracts from all the popular poets; Tree Ornaments, Silver, Gold and Col ored Papers, French Tissue Paper for Artifi cial Flowers, Scrap Pictures, Mucilage, MUSIC AND MUSIC BOOKS, Musical Instruments, Estey Organs, Banjos, Tambourines, Harmonicas, Music Boxes, Violin Strings. AST TOYS. TOYS. TOYS.-Sffl Toys in Tin, Papier-Mache and Wood, Cran dall and Reed’s Blocks, Building Blocks, Toy Theatres, Encampments, Panoramas, Tool j Chests, Saws and Bucks, Ten Pins, Drums, | Trumpets, Wheelbarrows, Wagons, Veloc ipedes, Tricycles, Hobby Horses, Shoo Flys, j Engines, Gum Toys, Rattles, Wooden Wash | Sets, Wire Goods, Electric Toys, Dolls in 1 endless varieties, Carriages, Furniture, | I Trunks and Dishes, Lanterns, Colored Lights, I Fire Crackers, Pistols and Caps, Base Balls, j Bats and Belts, Canes, Checkers, Baokgam- ! i raon, Cards. GAMES. GAMES. GAMES. Games of all kinds, Dice, Parlor Croquet, i Carpet Paper, Rocking Chairs. TOBACCO AND CIGARS. Everything, in fact, that makes up a choice assortment. Come early. Our store is packed. If you do not see what you want ask for it, as we have it in stock. Goods selected will be delivered or laid aside until called for. Prices to suit the times. JAMEft M, SHELLMAN, Advocate Building, dec 1-4* Westminster, Md. Jfeletf foetru. A TAP AT THE DOOR. A hand tapped at my door, low down, low down I I opened it and saw two eyes of brown , Two lips of cherry red, A little curly head. A bonny fairy sprite, in dress of white, Who said, with lifted face; "Rapa, good night!" ! She climbed upon my knee, and kneeling there, ; Lisped softly, solemnly, her little prayer, Her meeting finger-tips, Her pure, sweet baby-lips, ; Carried my soul with hers, half unaware, I Into some clearer and diviner air. I I tried to lift again, but all in vain, j Of scientific thought the subtle chain. So small, so small, My learning all ; Though I could call each star, and tell its place, | My child’s “Our Father” bridged the gulf of space. ; I sat with folded hands, at rest, at rest, j Turning this solemn thought within my breast: How faith would fade If God had made No children in this world—no baby age— '! Only the prudent man or thoughtful sage; Only the woman wise; no little arms To clasp around our neck; no baby charms, No loving care, No sinless prayer, No thrill of lisping song, no pattering foet. No infant heart against our heart to beat. Then, if a tiny hand, low down, low down, Tap at thy heart or door, ah ! do not frown, Rend low to meet The little feet; To clasp the clinging hand; the child will be Nearer to Heaven than thee—nearer than thee. (©ur <©Jio. HORSES THAT ARE SMART. Frank Work’s Intelligent Trotters and Other Wordors —Where Trotters Rest and Horse men Talk —A Stable Ruled by Kindness — Fortunate Pets—Ham and his Numerous Friends. From the New York Sun. “Horses are knowing creatures,” remark ed a solid man while looking out of John Barry’s hotel at a string of trotters trailing across McComb’s Dam Bridge. The man was one of several millionaire horsemen who had stopped to give their roadsters a rest while they indulged in a social glass and friendly chat. “Speaking of knowing horses,” said a man whose name was familiar when trot ting matches were frequent and popular on Long Island, “St. Julien is about as keen a trotter as I know. Did you ever notice him survey the crowd when he comes out for a great match ? How he looks repeat edly and steadily from one end of the throng to the other, with neck and head erect, all the time he is passing along the quarterstretch ? He knows just as well tvho is present as Hickok does. And then see how grandly and rapidly he scores in his eager ambition to show what he can do.” “St. Julien is a smart horse,” spoke up the owner of a famous two-miler, “and so are others of the circuit performers. But if you want to see trotters with brains go to Frank Work’s stable,” This conversation brought to mind in stances of intelligence displayed by horses of various breeds, and led to the raking up of others and linking them together. HORSES THAT LOVE THEIR MASTER. On a recent afternoon a team stood har nessed to a light wagon in a stable in Fifty sixth street, near Seventh avenue. The stable is said to have cost more money than any other in this country. Its appearance does not belie the statement. The horses were blanketed. They stood on the clean, matted floor, with their feet close together and their heads hanging in a sleepy manner. I Three other horses were drowsing in their spacious boxes. An electric bell struck a ■ sharp note. Every horse in the stable i pricked its ears and seemed imbued with new life, two bulldogs jumped ip front of the massive doors that swjng’on 150 : pound hinges, William, better known as Boston, who has charge of the horses, remarked: | “Here he is.” A side door opened, and a handsome man i who has grown gray in New York walked 1 noiselessly in the direction of the team. The bulldogs bounded playfully by his side. “Take off the blankets,” said the man. The blankets were pulled off. The horses were Edward and a young bay mare. The man stepped to the horses’ heads. The mare rubbed her nose slowly up and down her master’s face, and ap peared to kiss him. The horse rubbed his head against his master, also seeming to kiss him, and then, when he turned away, snap ped with a little show of jealousy at the mare’s neck. Hearing the rattle of the harness, the man looked around, remark ing, “He’s full of fun.” A’t the same time he placed pieces of spgnr in each of the horses’ mouths. “Mr. Work, I hear that you have de veloped some remarkably traits in your horses.” “Nothing particularly worth speaking about. I love horses, and am kind to them, and they arc fond of me. There’s Dick Swiveller. He had the reputation of being cross when I got him. Now see. Dick !” The horse heard the call and endeavored to get to his master. “If I should pall him \yhen he is hitched to a wagon he would wheel around and turn the wagon over to get to me. All I have to do when out with Dick and anybody tries to pass us is to let the lines rest light ly on his back, and away he goes in the lead. I never urge !my horses. That mare, Regina, hitched with Edward, is very fast. She is a five-year-old. I shall hold her back until she is six, and then I will let her show what she can do.’ “I heard that you had a mare that al ways joined in the circle around the tire and inhaled tobacco smoke over your shoul ders.” “That was old Kate. Whenever she heard us talking she would pound away in her box and kick something loose if she j was not released- When at liberty she j wonld walk up and put her head in the j circle and listen quietly to tho oonversa ! tion.” “Do you believe that she understood anything that was said ?” “She appeared to. I think that horses understand more than mast people give them credit for. Now, there is a horse in that box yonder that Ls very fond of the smoke from a cigar. If you were to light one and go in his box he would place his head over yours and take in all the smoke he possibly could. If you were to leave the box he would follow you as long as he could get a whiff of smoke. “The horses are restless and want to get out. William will show you the stable and give any desired information. The huge thousand-dollar doors opened silently, and the horses started for the road. “I have lived with many men who owned horses,” said William, “but there goes the only real horse lover I ever saw. They follow him all over the place like children. He is kind to all animals. One day he saw these bulldogs bounding over the tan bark in the walking ring on the other side of the stable. ’Do they like to play in there?’ ! Yes,’ I replied. ‘Then always i leave the door open for them,’ he said. “He never overworks his horses. One - day’ he will drive Edward and Diek, then Edward and Regina, or Dick or Edward singly, and so change and give them all exercise. There is a horse, 16 years old, that many men would think a great trotter iif they owned him. I had quite an offer for him lately, so I mentioned it to Mr. Work. ‘William,’ he said, ‘well never i sell that horse. He has given me many enjoyable rides, and I guess I can take care of him for the remainder of his life.’ “Mr. Work is very much pleased with the way Regina goes to the pole with Ed ward. I shouldn’t wonder if she turned out a clipper. Then he gets all the im proved rigs and harness, and anything that helps horses along. There are a lot of wagons of different kinds. Up stairs I will show you a pole sleigh that weighs : only fifty pounds, and will carry double. It is very strong, and built so in front that i no matter how hard a driver has to pull on his horse at times, it will not pull over in front on the horses’ heels, as some of the fancy affairs do. Mr. Vanderbilt got one like it as soon as he saw Mr. Work’s. OLD HAM. Mr. David Bonner is a close observer of the traits of horses, He believeslhey have away of . talking to each other, and that they often endeavor to make their thoughts t known to men. Mr. Bonner was a great : admirer of the intelligence, power, speed and endurance of Bysdyk’s H amble ton iao, the progenitor of a grand army of trotting . | horses. He urged the importance of mak ing the qualities of the horse known to the world, taking the preliminary steps himself. The owner of Hambletonian died worth 8175,000, every dollar of which was made by the old horse. “I used to see Ham, as I called him,” • said Mr. Bonner “about once a week. The horse was very affectionate, but he made | no unusual demonstrations except on par ticular occasions. At one time I was una ble to visit him during a period of about five weeks, When I called at his stable I accosted him with, “How are you, Ham ?” The horse came up to me, nod . ding his head and whinnying in the most joyful manner. Then he rubbed his head and nose against my breast and shoulders in a friendly way, as much as to say, ‘I am very glad to see you after your long ab sence.” “The popular belief,” continued Mr. Bonner, “that Ham was not a fast trotter, iis erroneous. I have driven him on the road at a 2.40 clip, when he was trotting just for the love of the sport, without being I j urged.” TOM KEELER. Reading a paragraph iu the lately ; : copied from the Dcncson Journal, about : Mr. Lawson Melton’s horse looking at him self with pride in a mirror which hangs in j his stable, reminded the writer of a trotter named Tom Keeler, that was owned a few years ago by Mr. John S. Baker of Seneca Falls. Tom was a 2,25 horse in days when such flyers were scarcer than they are now. He has won many closely-fought trots throughout the country. The day defore a great trot be always became ner vous and high strung, while at other rimes ; he was easy and almost slouchy in appear ance. He would walk up to a looking-glass fastened to the side of his stable, and ex ' amine himself deliberately. On being led from his box just before the trot he ap proached the glass and surveyed himself carefully. If be was satisfied with his appearance he nodded; if not, he would shake his head from side to side. Then j his mane and tail had to be redressed, and | an extra rub given to his back and sides | before he would march out. Tom was always wide awake when j driven by a man, but if a woman held the lines he would slouch along with the gate of a cow. Once Mrs. Baker was riding behind him through the village, accom panied by a lady friend. Tom espied his master talking horse with some acquainees o the porch of the Hoag House, He im mediately turned from the road aud joined the group of horsemen, refusing to budge a step with the women. At another time Mr. Baker and his wife were riding over a wide, smooth road near Auburn, behind Tom. Mrs. Baker had made her husband promise never to speed the horse while she was with him. A young farmer came along with his sweet heart in a snug turnout drawn by a power ful Morgan horse, which could pull them along at a gait so fast that the young fel low believed he could pass anything on the road. He Slipped by the Bakers, and, turning around, laughed in their faces. Then, holding back for a while, he repeated the performance. Tom had taken the bit in his mouth and pricked his ears, while Baker held him firmly. When the young fellow drew back for a third time in a tan- j talizing way. Mrs. Baker said; “John, don’t let that fellow pass you again.” “Go for him, Tom !” shouted Baker, as the Morgan horse trotted past him once more. Tom spread himself with all his vigor and swiftness, the wheels whirled like I buzz saws, and Mrs. Baker clung to her husband. Inside of twenty seconds the ' fellow and his sweetheart were left far be- ' hind. The Bakers stopped in Auburn to |do a little shopping, Within a fevv min utes the young farmer came iq. “Say, Mistpr,” lie said, “how long since Dexter arrived in these parts?” A DEMOCRATIC THOROUGHBRED. Frank McCann, one of Mr. Pierre Lor- j illard’s trainers, relates interesting anecdotes j about thoroughbreds. He says that Parole j was a rough, uncouth yearling, with a coat j as rough as a cub’s. They didn’t think ; that he would ever amount to anything, j He would jump and whirl if a straw blew lup in front of him. One day he made 1 j such an astonishing burst of speed that j 1 they concluded to make a racehorse out of ! i him. Parole shows peculiar traits. He-| likes plainly dressed persons, especially those who live much among horses. He evinces a friendly disposition toward his master generally, but when Mr. Lorillard i appears in a silk hat and fine broadcloth ; the son of aristocratic old Leamington tosses his nose in the air. If a swell looks over his half-opened box door, Parole turns back his ears until they nearly meet, low ers his head, and makes a rush for Mr. I Dude. “Cyrillc was a knowing horse," said Mc | Cann. “When preparing him for a race we used to purposely hide his rubbing cloth before we had finished polishing him. , He would walk around and slowly turn , over boxes, chairs, hay, straw, or anything where the cloth could be hidden, until he found it. Then he would shake it in his teeth until the dust was out of it and hand it to the rubber with a toss of his head.” A JEALOUS LITTLE HORSE. Mr. N. G. Lynch, Superintendent of Sheepshead Bay race course, related an ! incident that occurred while he was con nected with a Massachusetts battery during 1 the rebellion, showing the strong jealousy • of a horse. He rode a little horse that r was equal to all emergencies and possessed of remarkable strength and staying powers, s He had become attached to the animal, i and, although frequently requested to ; change his horse for a larger one that would i appear more warlike and more in proper s tion to his own great size, he invariably re- fused to part with his f 'thful and tried 5 companion. i At last his superior officer commanded 1 him to take a charger which he named and 1 retire the lighter horse. The rules of war , obliged him to obey the order. When he • first appeared with the battery on the new • horse the little fellow was picketed near by. . Falling back on his haunches he pulled • himself loose, galloped alongside the fresh ■ arrival, and wheeling around planted both s hind hoofs in his rival’s side, just missing his master’s leg. i ! BLOOD WILL TELL. Occasional illustrations of equine intelli -1 gence appear. Among the latest the Turf, Field and Farm prints ; ; “A few days since the very speedy and ' successful race mare Bonnie Lizzie and Virginia Bush, the half sister to Bush i whacker, were ordered to be turned out into the track at Preakness, to crop the luxuriant grass grown up under the fencing. When the halters were removed Virginia Bush challenged Bonnie Lizzie for a race. : The pair deliberately walked back to the starting post, aligned themselves, and started away at the top of their speed and ran around the course. Passing the stand, . both horses turned around and walked back to the starting point, as if reporting to the judges. Bonnie Lizzie, who came in first, looked at Virginia Bush with seeming con tempt, as much as to say, “You were never a race mare in first-class company,” and walked away to crop the grass. Both mares I have been retired from the turf.” A story of a horse that counts and rea sons comas from the New Brunswick Home \ | Helen: “A knowing horse in Sayerville has for twenty years been a cart horse in a brick yard, and the habit of going through a certain round of duties, day after day, for eight months in the year, has enabled him to do things which seem to indicate the possession of mental faculties similar to some of those possessed by the human race. It is an old saying among farmers that crows cannot count more than three, but | this horse has the ability to count sixty j five. His routine of labor is to cart sixty- | i five loads of clay from the pit to the spot I I where the clay is mixed or ground, and j | then to go for a load of coal dust; and now, | without anything being said or done to in- I dicate the fact to him, when he has depos ited his sixty-fifth load he turns away from the clay pit and goes to the dock for a load |of dust. This is not his only peculiarity, for when he goes to the pit he backs the cart up himself to the right place, and will : take only what he conceives to he his j proper load. If more is put on he backs [ and kicks and rattles the cart until the i load Is reduced to what he considers a ; proper quantity. The Turkey. It has been chronicled by trutsworthy writers that turkeys were first introduced into England in the time of Sebastian Cabot, from America. They wer© found in this country, running wild in large flocks, by the first settlers; and the pioneers, especially in the Middle States, found them handy game, easily captured, and furnish ing luxurious food. They were domesti cated without much difficulty and have I ever since occupied an important position on festive occasions, a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner hardly being complete and satisfactory unless a roast turkey, in ! its mammoth proportions, occupied a con- I spieuous position on the table. For over three hundred years the turkey has held the position as king of table poultry, and his aristocracy seems in a fairway to con tinue in an unbroken line. It seems that domestication has not accomplished so much change in the size of these birds as in color. Those breeders who furnish the largest and most hardy speci mens at the present day resort to the wild stock for a cross, and the progeny are mostly bronze or black in color. The black, white buff, and gray varieties have been obtained by selection. The black turkey should be black in every feather; the shanks also black or nearly black. It is an easy matter to breed turkeys of an uniform color by rejecting all those showing a va riation from the desired color when making selections for breeding. A flock of black turkeys well bred present a pleasing appear ance on the account of the juxtaposition of the bright red of their wattles and the jet black of their plumage. The subject of color being so easily settled according to the taste of the breeder, he should be care ful to maintain size, and increase the same if possible by choosing the largest for breeding purposes, only using males of large frame, not nearly related to the fe males.—Poultry World. Antiquity of Long Branch. Long Branch is said to be the oldest town in that part of New Jersey, and the queer little church about which the houses are clustered was originally built in Queen Anne’s time, although but little is left of the original structure except the high backed Governor’s pew, the silver commun j ion service, the Rihlo and the old iron cross j surmounted by a crown, which bears the weather-cock. The crown, tradition says, had its symmetry of design marred by a | bullet during the Revolutionary war, when some zealous patriot wasted his ammuni \on the hated symbol. The whole place now has so calm an air it is hard to realize that it can have witnessed such stirring times. There are some queer old stones in 1 the graveyard which surrounds the church. One leaning against the wall bears the date of 1723 on its crumbling surface. A stone which immediately attracts attention is a plain marble slab, quite moss-gown, although not yet half a century old, next to which is another of the same size but much more modern, while in an even row are arranged ten little white marble slabs about a foot high. The inscription tells us that they were raised to the ten children of Aaron Jones, “who died within ten days of their birth.” Asia’s Floating Gardens. Among the most remarkable illustrations of human energy are certainly the floating gardens in Kashmir, in Eastern Asia, the more so that they are the work of an essen tially indolent population. For their crea | tion and expanse of water about nine miles in circumference has been utilized, on which masses of weeds, grasses and aquatic plants grow and become intertwined and entangled. These form the soil, as it were, on which cultivation is carried on. Divisions are made in them, they are cut level with the surface of the water and then banked over with river mud. Properly prepared for this purpose, this soil is sown with melons | and cucumber plants, and a crop is raised • i which is unequalled in any country in quan -1 tity and quality. These melons and cu cumbers are sold in a good season at the rate of ten or twenty fbr 2 cents ; in dear seasons they bring 2 cents apiece. Float ing gardens in Mexico are upon much the same plan, but are usually devoted to the culture of flowers. ... - i “"T In choosing black silk, pinch the goods on | “the cross,” afterwards pulling it in the opposite direction. If the crease then shows, i reject the goods; it is safe to purchase. VOL. XIX.-NO. 8. I The Sargasso Sea. There is a sea in the middle of the ocean! Astonishing as the statement sounds, it is . literally true. The limits of-the sea are as , well defined as those of any other known collection of water; its characteristics are so special that no one can mistake them. When Columbus, on his first voyage, had got some distance to the westward of the Canary Islands, he was amazed one morning to find his ships in an undulating meadow. As far as he could see, the water was covered with a greenish-yellow plant, which appropriated the surface of the sea as thoroughly and effectually as water-lilies cover a pond. The wind was light but steady; there were not auy birds to indicate the proximity of land, neither was there any apparent cause for such a collection of weed. The sailors, already seared by the persistence of the wind from one quarter — they had got into the tradewinds—looked upon the weed before them, behind them, and on either side of them, as infallible proof of their imminent destruction. The Almighty, they said, was angry at their impious attempts to pry into His secrets in the west, and had given them over to the devil, who was causing a wind to blow that would forever prevent their return to Spain, and now had brought them into a snare such as sailors most dread—shallows ex tending too far beyond the land to allow of ships or men being saved. The com mander could not explain the sight he saw, and might have thought with his men that the weed was the cast-off clothing of some dangerous rocks which lay a short | distance down, ready to tear and rend them. The deep sea lead-line was hove, but no bottom was found. The ships kept on their westerly course, still sounding and still getting no bottom, till, in a few days they drew clear of weed and came where the broad ocean was all around them again, un encumbered by aught but the ships of the explorers. Ever since the day Columbus saw the weed, and probably for thousands of years before he saw it, the Sargasso Sea—such is ! the name of the weedy sea —has existed. Its boundaries may be indicated by tracing a triangle, of which the three corners are I represented by the Azores, the Canaries, and Cape de Verde. Within those limits the sea is still bottomless, and is clothed on its surface with a garment of vegetable material, so thick as to retard the progress of vessels sailing through it. Steamers avoid it when they can do so, because of I the fouling of their screws and paddles by j the weed; but sailing-vessels outward bound ■to the West Indies, South America, the ‘ Cape, etc., must needs pass through it. Sometimes a great storm, proceeding from some point outside the charmed triangle, causes its effects to be felt within the trian gle, and scatters the weed more or less out of bounds. But usually there is a placid condition of things in the Sargasso Sea; the wind is light, the sky is clear, the water never rages, and, unless such a storm as has been mentioned should disturb the wonted calmness of the sea, the surface, over several degrees of latitude and longi tude, is covered, as in the day when Co lumbus saw it, with the weed Sargassum, which springs from an apparently inexhaus tible source. Scarlet Fever in Horses. For some time scarlet fever among horses has attracted considerable attention, and committees from three medical societies are now investigating the subject. The disease was first described in horses in 1514, and from that date to 1610 there are evidences showing its simultaneous appearance in both horses and men. The conclusion has been drawn by some writers that it origin ated in horses and was by them communi cated to man. The New York Sun reports Dr.. John C. Peters, chairman of each com mittee, as saying: “The most remarkable results have been obtained by D. J. W. Sleekier, of Orange, N. J, He had some equine virus sent to him by Dr. Williams, of Edinburgh. Dr. Stockier inoculated twelve children, who were afterward exposed to the disease of scarlet fever, and did not take it. That was last May or June. He has inoculated two young colls and reproduced the disease among them. He failed with a calf, show ing that the horses were more susceptible of the disease. Another set of children was inoculated, all of whom were living in the same room where a case of scarlet fever had broken out. Some who had been ex posed before the inoculation took the dis ease, but a majority escaped. There was only one case that looked like failure. Dr. Sleekier will cultivate the vims and prove bis experiments. He is sure to meet with great opposition, and possibly as much as Jenner did, but I have no doubt he has made a discovery as great as Jenner’s, and one that will prove as signal an epock in the history of medicine.” Cleanliness in the stable, good ventila tion, pure water, and reliable disinfectants, are the best preventives. How a Pig Caused a War. I( has been frequently ascertained that a pig brought on the war of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. Just how the matter was managed a Boston antiqua rian has found out. In the town of Cran ston, R. 1,, a pig broke in a gentleman’s garden, and created so much havoc that a suit for damages followed. James Burrill was opposed to declaring war, and was a candidate for the United States Senate. When a vote was taken in the State Legis lature for Senator, one of Burrill’s friends was absent, having been compelled to attend the lawsuit about the pig, and a tie vote resulted. The speaker, with the casting vote, beat Burrill, and elected J, B. Howell in his stead. The declaration of war was carried in the United Slates Senate by a majority of one, and Howell voted for it. The pig that got up all this trouble was probably sold to an army contractor, and finally hungry defenders of our country. God Made Us To Laugh. God made us to laugh as well as to cry. The laugh of a child will make the holiest day more sacred still. Strike with hand of fire, O, weird musician, thy harp strung with Apollo’s golden hair ! Fill the vast cathedral aisles with symphonies sweet and dim, deft teacher of the organ keys! Blow, bugler, blow until thy silver notes do touch and kiss the moonlit waves, charming the wandering lovers on the vine-clad hills ; but know your sweetest strain are discords all compared with childhood’s happy laugh— the fills the eyes with light, and dimplesevery cheek with joy. Oh, rippling river of laughter, thou art the blessed boun dary line between the beast and man, and every wayward wave of time doth drown some fretful fiend of care. It is a celebrated thought of Socrates, that if all the misfortunes of mankind were cast jnto a public stock, in order to be equally distributed among the whole species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they arc already possessed of, before that which would fall to them by such a divis ion.