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j^he Jamestown MARSHALL McCLURE, Publisher. TAMESTOWN DAKOTA. TH1 WORLD'S DOINGS. INDIAN APPROPRIATION. The Iudiari appropriation bill was agreed upon by the congressional sub-commit tee, appropriates $469,000, §300,000 less than estimated by the department, and §20,000 less than last year. SIXTEENTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMENEMENT. (iMrs. Wallace of Indiana, Lucinda B. Chandler, of Pensylvania, Susan B. Anthony^ and other delegates of the Woman's Suffrage Association, made arguments Jan. 23 before the U. S. committees in favor of the 16th amendment to the constitution, to enfran cliise women. FIRE. The wholesale drug house of Robert Smith of Alton, 111., was burned on the morn ing of Jan. 2:5, together with the Alton Tele graph and job printing office of Beall and Danvers. Smith's loss was about §110,000 insured $89,000- The prinling offices were on ly partially snsured. THE POPE INDIGNANT. :jLondon advices of Jail. 20 say a dis patch from Rome to the Pall Mall Gazette says the Pope is surprised and indignant at Cardi nal McCloskey's reception ofParnellin New York, and has ordered Cardinal Nina, the pa pal secretary of State, to telegraph Cardinal McClosky for information on the subject. The Pope is indisposed and confined to his bed. BUBNED TO DEATH. David Gray, 84 years old, was burned to death on the morning of an. 20 in Benton township, Indiana. He was walced at 2 A. M. by the screams of his wife that the house was on fire. She tried to assist him to escape, but when he was almost at the door he became exhausted and fell, and to save her own life she was obliged to leave him to perish before her eyes. IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS. The President nominated Jan. 19, James Russell Lowell, of Massachusetts, en voy extraordinary and minister plenipotenti ary to England, John A. Foster, of Indiana, minister of Russia Lucuis Fairclnld, of Wis consin, minister to Spain: Philip II. Mcrgrn of Louisirna, minister to Mexico Eli II. Mur ry of Kentucky, governor of Utah Territory Robert M. Kelly, pension agent of Louisville. THE POPE AND CARDINAL MCCLOSKEY. The London Standa/rcPs Rome corres pondent of Jan. 22, reaffirms the statement of the correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette on the 10 inst. that the pope had sent a tele gram to Cardinal McClosky in regard to the cardinal having countenanced Parneil. The correspondent asserts that explanations were demanded, and have been received at the Vatican. UTE INDIANS INVESTIGATION. The House committee on Indian af fairs, Jan. 22, continued the investigation of the causes of the recent Ute outbreak. Com missioner of Indian Affairs Hayt concluded his statements, which embodied general de fenscs of his administration. Lieut. Cherr of the fifth cavalry, adjutant of Thornburgli's command, gave an interesting history of mili tary movements, but expressed no opinion as to any remote causes of the outbreak. A BLOODY RIOT. A dispatch from Rio de Janeiro by Lisbon regarding the riots says In conse quence of public opposition to levying of a tax of twenty reis per passenger on street car traffic the mob destroyed the cars and tracks of the company, attacked the conductors and stoned and fired on the troons The latter charged on and dispersed the mob. Three per sons were killed and thirty wounded, includ ing some soldiers and policemen. Order was finally restored and tramway traffic resumed, CUBAN SLAVERY ABOLISHED. Advices from Madrid, up to Jan. 22. state that in the vote on slavery abolition Rico voted with the government. All other Poto Rico and Cuban members abstained from voting. The bill will be promulgated at Madrid and sent to Havana before April, to be carried out. The votes against the bill were recorded mostly by the friends of Pasada Herrera. The friends of General Martinez Campos abstained from voting. Total num. her of abstensions 178. BURNED ALIVE. Advices from Cherry Valley, Kan., say on the night of Jan. 21st, the building occu pied hy the Globe printing office and sleeping rooms on the upper floors and a furniture store below was burned, and E. C. Henderson, foreman, and Wm. McLain, printer of the Globe company, perished in the flames. An employe of the St. Louis & San Francisco rail road company was seriously burned. Three other men were sleeping in the building at the time, but escaped by jumping from the •window. FLOODS ON THE ISTHMUS. Late advices from Panama state that the Conca valley has been devastated by the recent floods. The river rose many yards above the highest point heretofore known and inun dated the country for about three miles, sweeping away villages, crops, cattle and horses. Some human life was also lost. As the water subsided, farmers in boats endeav ored to gather cocoa crops remaining on the trees. They have to go armed to protect them selves against immense snakes which have been driven down the valley by torrents. Loss estimated at 81,000,000. THROAT CUTTING. On the morning of Jan. 21, two prison ers, Patrick Milfoil, alias Manning and Ed ward Connelly, Vcame involved in a quarrel in the hall of the Newport, Ky.. jail. In the heat of the anger Connelly drew a razor and made at Guilfoil ana«eized him by the throat The latter succeded utjvresting the razor from Connelly's hand and wtyi one desperate slash across his throat almost, severed Connelly's head from his body. Th6. jugular vein was completely severed and deith instantly fol lowed. The two prisoners ri®re in jail await ing trial for miaor offense?. THE CASE OF FITZ JOHN PORTER. The House military committee finally agreed, on the morning of January 20th, upon Representative Bragg's bill restoring Fitz John Porter, without materially amending it from the stateit whs left at their meeting on Saturday. Section two of the original bill, which had been stricken out after some dis cussion was again restored. Bill of Repre sentative Bragg for restoration of Fitz John Porter, as amended by the military commit tee, gives,General Porter the pay o£ a major general from January 28,1S63, to the 1st of September, 1866, aud for a colonel from that date to the present day. It is roughly esti mated that the allowance for arrears of pay will amount to between $40,000 and §00,000 and is in lieu of $75,000 at first proposed. FIRE AT .JANESVILLE, MIMN. On the early morning oi Jan. 22, a disastrous fire broke out in Janesville, Minn in'the brick store of W. H. McGrcw. Stock and building a total loss insurance, $2,500 Roger Bros.' store, in a brick building owned by F. A. Ncwall, of Waseca, was next burned loss on building aud contents, $10,000 insur ance, 8,500. A little of llojer Si Bros.' stock was saved, though somewhat damaged. John Bradish'sframe confectionery was burned in surance |800. Curtiss & Merrill succeeded ,in saving their stock of groceries and feed, but their wooden building was a total loss. Tbc origin of the fire is not known. ITAID ON TNE INDIAN TEIUUTORY. Information has been received at the department of the interior that there is a movement on foot to organize a band for the purpose of raiding the bands of Indians in the Indian territory. The parties engaged in the work have tbeir headquarters at Wichita, Kan sas. The subject was discussed at a iate meet ing of the cabinet, and it was decided to issue instructions to the government officials in that section of the country to forward all in formation procurable regarding the matter. The war department will distribute troops so as to suppress and check such movement as soon as is attempted. GENERAL FISK'S CHARGES. On the morning of Jan. 19, the House committee on Indian affairs resumed the in vestigation of the causes of the recent Ute outbreak. Generbl B. Fisk charged the In dian bureau with mismanagement and inat tention to the wants, claims and rightful dues of the Utes, which had led to dissatisfaction and restlessness on their part, rendering them ripe for an outbreak. Commissioner Hayt followed with a general defense of his administration of affairs in the Indian bureau parricularly as it affected the Utes. He claim ed that much of the matter of the com piaint charged against the bureau should be attributed to his predecessors. EARTHQUAKE IN HAVANA. Severe shocks of an earthquake were felt in Havana, on the night of Jan. 23rd. Earthquakes have never before been experi enced there, and many people were fright ened and passed the night in the public squares. No persons were injured and no damage to property. Duration of the shocks about three seconds. Acccunts from Vulta Abajo, state the earthquake was severely felt there, and much damage done to buildings, especially at San Cristabul. The shocks were oscillating from east to west. It is supposed there has been a heavy earthquake in Central America. At Santiago de Cuba, no difturb ance was felt. ENGLISH GRAIN, The Mark Lane Express says: The farmers have made up a good portion of their time as regards wheat sowing, but since Wed nesday renewed wintry weather has again caused some check. The autumn sown grain is germinating so slowly that in some districts it is feared the seed has been destroyed by recent frosts, but generally speaking it is thought that the situation, if not equally promising, offers few grounds of anxiety at this early stage. The quality and condition of home crown wheat offered in Mark Lane and provincial markets is unimproved and millers almost totally neglect samples and|in the few cases where decent samples are [offered 6ales are only practicable at a decline of a shilling per quarter, imports of foreign wheat are again moderate, and have mostly gone into the granary as the consumptive demand has been very inanimate. Lack of confidence is becoming apparent in trade. Stocks arc in. creasing, not only in London, but in Marseilles and in Bordeaux, while the quantity of wheat afloat still exceeds 2,000,000, and while the further decline in New York augurs unfavor ably for the success of the American specula tion for a rise. The presence of important stocks in French ports is sufficiently signifi cant, as th6 action of France was counted on to relieve Great Britain of a fair proportion of the supply on passa ge. The rapid and marked decline in maize of three shillings in three weeks is owing to the scarcity of ship ments from America. According to present appearances America has quite enough to do to manage its wheat so that there should be plenty of time to recover the decline in maize which was brought about principally by tim idity. Arrivals at ports of call have been mod erat$. There was a fair business in wheat car goes at a decline of six pence to a shilling per quarter on red winter and spring American, and'a shilling to a shilling sixpence per quarter on Ghirka description. Maize sold sleadilyat barely last week's prices. Little demand for wheat for shipments, though sellers were more inclined to meet buyer's views. There w«s a Jioderate inquiry for maize and barley at a decline of 6@9 pence per quarter. Sale3 of English wheat last week 22,871 quarters at 45 shillings 11 pence at 38 Bliilli nga 11 against 52,141 quarters pence, week the previous the corresponding year. Imports into the United Kingdom the week ending January 10th were 835,137 weights wheat, 216,841 weights of flour. SOUTH AMErRICA 1THQUAKES. Advices to January 21st, state that vio lent shocks of earthquakes are reported in Salvador, and much damage is feared in the interior. In La Libertas, on the night of the 1st inst. the earth seemed literally to be danc ing. Persons on the street were thrown down and many buildings suffered. It was general ly apprehended 8an Salvador had been leveil ed to the ground. Ail who could leave that capital had done so. Many business men kept their animals saddled prepared for flight. The Lake of Iiop 'rgo was in motion like a boiling cauldron, emitting denpe sulphurous vapors. Industries of all sorts are suspended, the terrified inhabitants being only, concern ed about their safety. The government has used every means in its potyer to calm the populace, and has furnished facilities for trav el and ample protection against lawlessness and robberies. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS IN NEAV YORK. The bill introduced in the New .York legislature providing that Presidential elect-, ors shall be chosen by Congressional districts instead of the general State ticket is attruct incr considerable attention in Washington. A great many representatives- favor it, both on the ground that they consider it a most fair system, and because they think it would make certain twenty-four electoral votes from the State of New York. It is urged by some of the New York representatives in Washington that it would make the canvass less bitter, as neither party, under such a system, could hope to carry the whole State, aud that the passage of such a bill would liavh a beneficial effect on the Republican national convention. For instance, the State of New York could not then promise its entire electoral vote for any one candidate. The Democrats, on the other hand, insist that it is a revolutionary project conceived entirely in the interest of the Re publican candidate for the Presidency, and the fact of its introduction is a confession of doubt on the part of the Republicans of their ability to win in the national contest. Census supervisors have been appoint ed in the various states. In Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota Hiey are as follows: WISCONSIN,—First district, Alonzo Loper Second district, David D. Welsh: Third dis trict, Leanord Lottridge Fourth district, Thomas S. Ajlen. IOWA.—First district, Jodia M. Rowley Second district, James I. Metcnlf: Third dis trict. John S. Stridgers Fourth district, Ielia bod N. Kidder. MINNESOTA.—First district, Albert A Cran dail Second district, Ghalres W. Johnson Third district, Cliris. (J. Andrews. FIRE AT FARGO, D. T. A lire broke out at 10 P. M. in the clothing store of Mr. Hirshfield, on Front street Fargo D. T. It lowered the Republican office and Mitchell's saloon. No wind was blowing or the whole town would have gone. There was great excitement, as there is no fire department, and the only apparatus is one unused hook and ladder truck. Sheriff Haggart took command and citizens volun teered by hundreds. The best of order prevail ed. Ropes were hitched to the burning build ings and the [fronts dragged out All the buildings burned were frame, with brick blocks on either side. The latter fact togeth er with the energy oi the sheriff and citizens confined the fire, and it is believed to be en tirely under control bjit uneasiness on account of fa'Ten embers is still felt. The Agus and other neighborihg buildings are covered with wet blanket*. The whole population is on the streets. Losses not ascertained. Some insurance. The Probable Cradle of Our Race. The most probable conjecture has fixed the cradle of our race in that cor ner of land which lies westward the steep range of the Beloot Tagh mount ains, an offshoot of the Himalayas, and northward from the high, barren land of Kabul. This country, the ancient Bactriana, is the most habitable district to be found anywhere in Central Asia. There the hills stretch out in gentle slopes toward the west, and inclose fer tile valleys, whose innumerable streams, fed by the mountains east and south, all go to swell the waters of the Oxus, now called the Jihon. Further north lies another fruitful country, watered by the Jaxartes, separated from the first by a range of hills much inferior to those which divide both lands from Yarkand and Eashgar on the east, and from Kabul on the south. Both the great rivers empty themselves into the sea of Aral, between which and the Caspian, sharply cutting off the fertile country from that sea, stretches the Khiva desert, a barren land af fording a scanty nourishment to the herds of wandering Turkic tribes. There is good reason to believe, however, that this desert did not always exist, but that in times not extraordinarily remote the Capsian sea, joined to the Sea of Aral, extended over a much larger area than it at present covers it is known even now to be sinking steadily within its banks. With such a contraction of the great sea the desert would grow by a double process, by the laying bare its sandy bed, and by the withdrawal of a neigh boring supply of moisture from the dry land. So it may well have been that the fruitful territory wherein in re motest ages were settled our Aryan an cestors stretched so far west as to border upon a large inland Asiatic sea. It has even been conjectured that the turning of so much fertile land into desert was the proximate cause of those migrations which sent the greater part of the Aryian races westward—to peo ple, at last, all the countries of Europe. The root which is common to the Eu ropean languages for the names of the sea means, in the Indian and Iranian languages, a desert how can we ac count for this fact better than by supposing that after the European na tions had left their early home their brethren, who had remained behind and who, long afterward, separated into the peoples of India and Persia, came to know as a desert the district which their fathers had once known as the sea?—The Contemporary Review. B. C. "I believe yon are as old as I am," said Smitn to a pirl whose age was rather shady. "Indeed, I'm not. "Why, if some one were to brush the dust of ages from you he would find .yon labeled,' B. C."" GKRMAN MILK SOCP.—One quart milk, one pint water, one-half teaspoon ful sugar, one-half teaspoonful salt, six slices of a 5-cent wheat loaf. FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. SENATE —Jan. 19, Senator Ferry in troduced a joint resolution'proposing an amendment to the constitution that suffrage shall not bo restricted on account .of sex or ,any othertpasoin that does not apyly to all citizens. Referred—Senator Pratt introduced a joint resolution relating to a canal across tlie Isthmus of Darien. Laid on the tsble. A number of private bills were passed, and the bill to prevent cruelty to auimals was taken up. Several senators spoke for and against lie bill. Amendments were purposed, and the bill was allowed to go .oyer .Senator Morrill's rcsolutiou in reference to refunding the public debt was taken from tne table and referred to the committee on finance, After an executive session adjourned. HOUSE, Jan. 19—The speaker called the States for bills, an'd a'large number were introduced and referred. Among them one hy Mr. Townsendol Illinoise, proposing con stitutional amendments in regard ro election of president and vice president, providing for their election by a majority of the votes of the people, and the abolition of the electoral col lege. Mr. Cox offered a resolution tendering the hall of the House to Parneil to make an address in behalf of aid for Ireland. After some opposition it was passed 9?' to 43. Ad ourned. SENATE, Jan. £0—Senator Beck an nounced his intention ta speak 'against'tlio Bayard resolution to-morrow. After the morn ing hour Senator Logan by request presented a petition of soldiers for the passage of the weaver bill for payment to soldiers of the dif ference between greenbacks and gold when they were paid. Mr. Logan said that in pre senting the petition he desired simply to say that he thought the bill referred to was one of the greatest pieces of demagougism ever in vented in Congress, and he regretted that sol diers were deeieved into signing the petition in its favor. Senator Windom presented a pe tition askiug the removal of obstructions to navigation in the Red River. The special or der to prevent cruelty to animals in transpor tation was discussed. The bill was recommit ted. Senator Paddock introduced a bill to equalize homesteads, also for relief of settlers in Washington Territory. Referred. After a short executive session, adjourned. House, Jan. 20.—Among the bills re ferred was one introduced by Mr. Culbcrtson of Texas for the discontinuance of the nation, al banking system. Mr. Ellis introduced a joint resolution appropriating $500,000 for the relief of the suffering people in Ireland. Re ferred. The bill relating to national bank re serves was taken up. Mr. Chittenden addressed the House. He asserted that legal tenders were, in time of peace, a public snare and po litical device. Mr. Loundsbury then spoke at length on the subject. The morning hour expired and the the bill went ever. Bills and petitions were introduced and referred. The House went into committee of the whole on the rules and when the committee rose, the House adjourned. SENATE, Jan. 21—Senator Bayard's resolution for the withdrawal of legal tender quality of United States votes was taken up ^and Senator Beck made an elaborate speech fa opposition, soon after which the senate nt into executive session and at its close, adjourned. HOUSE, Jan. 31.— Tbe committee on appropriations reported a bill for the pay of the U. S. Marshals, to the effect that $000,000 bo appropriated for the payment of marshals l'or the fiscal year ending June 1, 1880, but no part of the money is to be paid deputy mar shals for services rendered in elections. The bill for the relief of Fitz John Porter was re ported back, with a majority and minority re port fiom the committee on military affairs. Ine morning hour was consumed in discuss ion of the bill requiring one-half of bank le serves to be kept in coin. The House' went into committee of the whole, on the rules. When the committee rose the speaker laid be fore the House several executive communi cations. Adjourned. SENATE, Jan 22.—Senator Teller offer ada resolution calling on the secretary of the interior for information in regard to the ac tion of the board of Indian commissioners in becoming interested in Indian contracts. Adopted. Senator Bayard's resolution was taken up, and Senator Coke addressed the Seuate. Senator Morgan offered a resolution of inquiry of the interior department in re gard to grants of public lands to railroad com pany. Adopted. Senator McMillan introduced a bill to protect the navigation of rivers, and to prevent the deposits of sawdust and other matter therein. After an executive session, ad journed. HOUSE, Jan. 22.—Aftersome miscellan eous business was aisposed of, consideration was resumed of the bank reserve bill, and the demand for the previous question was sec onded—100 to 48. The main question was then ordered and the hour's debate began. At the close of the discussion the amendment re quiring the banks to keep their coin reserves in their own vaults was rejected,33 to 79. The question recurring on the third reading of the bill,the vote stood 33 to 140 and the yeas and nays were ordered. This vote resulted yeas 79, nays 15S, and the bill was defeated. SENATE, Jan. 23—Not in session. HOUSE, Jan. 2:1. Committees were called for reports of a private nature. The House went into committee of the whole on the state of the Union. Mr. Ilorr of Michigan, spoke in reply to a speech of Mr. Cox, of New lork, delivered yesterday. Both speeches wer«more of a personal than general charac ter. A committee was appointed on payment of bounties and pensions back pay. Mr. Springer introduced a bill authorizing certain books and mementoes in possession of the government, to be placed in memorial hall of the Lincoln Monument association, Springfield 111. Passed. Mr. Wise, from the committee on railways and canals, reported back the bill appropriating $7,000 for the purpose of the survey to ascertain the practicability and cost of a water route between Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. Mr Henderson, from the coniraittce on commerce, reported a resolu tion calling on the secretary of war for infor mation relative to obstructions in the harbor at Rock Island, 111. Adopted. After a short explanation by Hawley, of Connecticut, in which he took occasion to denounce the Weav er bill as a humbug, and a rejoinder by that gentleman, the House adjourned till Monday. His Name Was Smith. In the grammar department of one of our public schools, a few days since, the teacher, after talking with her class on the subject of mythology, read to them as follows: "Vulcan, smith, architect and chariot builder for the gods of Mount Olympus, built their houses, constructed their furniture," etc. The following day the subject of the preceding day was given as a language lesson, and, as no mention was made of Vulcan, the teacher asked the who built the houses lor the gods on Mount Olympus? For a while the children seem lost in profound thought, when suddenly agleam of intelligence illumined the fare of one little girl, and she replied: "I can'fc think of his first name, but his last name is Smith 1"—Boston Transcript. WOMAN GOSSIP. Wouldn't You? Ho told infcwy face was the fairest And purest lie ever had known The bobolink envied my singing, The lilghtlngale inintfekod its tone My dimples they quarielcd with cherries, Just under eyes tender and blue My tresses tliev angered the sunbeam— I half disbelieved—wouldn't you? .. He told mo my fingers were dainty, My lips only molded to kiss, And "would I give one of the sweetest For such a poor bauble as this?? 1 Maybe I shouldn't havo done it, 1 But he looked so pleading and true, The ring was so pretty—I took it, ...... And gave him the kiss—wouldn't you? He told me there was ad ar cottage ., Just abtrft near the rocks by the se»,f Where'sweet roses nodded a welcome, And mocking-birds waited for me, With himself, of course, for the master— VTwas m&de plenty large for us two --wo I forgot what I said, but I'm thinking I kissedlum again—wouldn't you! ELBA, Wis. LYIHA 3T. HIKUAN. Such au Unreasonable poctor. One of our leading physicians was recently aroused at night by a frightful knocking at his door. Sticking his head out of the window, he asked what was the matter. Oh, doctor, it is my poor wife!" "I beg your pardon, but I haven't the honor of your acquaintance, and I am not accustomed—" I know it, doctor, bu'j her life is at stake. If you only knew how much I love her I For Heaven's sake, I beg you!" And he went on for a considera ble time in this fashion, until the doc tor relented, in spite of the cold winter night. He dressed himself, went out, waded far through the snow, prescribed and saved the cherished woman. Sev eral days passed, and, hearing nothing of any pay, he sent in his bill. Noth ing. Then he sent a collector. The devoted husband greeted the dun with anger, exclaiming: Go to the devil. The idea of my pay ing that bill for a woman who has since run off with another man!"—New Or leans Picayune. Woman's I.ife-Worlt. Miss Nancy N. Clough died in Enfield, New Hampshire, aged 80 years and 3 months. The story of the life of this woman seems more like romance than reality. It may well be called romance in real life. She was the oldest of a family of ten children, five of whom are still living. While she was yet young, her father's farm in Enfield became heavily incumbered, and was likely to be sold under the hammer his health, too, was broken down, and the future of that family appeared well-nigh hope less. Nancy, foreseeing the disastrous consequences threatening the future, resolved to save the dear home, and went to work with heroic energy to carry the resolution into effect. She enlisted her brother Theophilus, next younger than herself, in the laudable enterprise, who cordially seconded her efforts and gave his efficient aid. Learning of the factories that had just started in Lowell, Mass., she left home and went to that city to find re munerative work. She entered one of the factories as an humble operative, but wrought with such energy and skill as to accomplish more work than two ordinary operatives, receiving more than double pay. Every leisure mo ment outside of the mills was also faith fully employed to the same end. As her younger sisters and brothers came to a suitable age she summoned their ready help, while she was the ruling, di recting genius and moving power in the undertaking. The result was that, after some years of persistent efforts, the mortgage was lifted from the farm, and the old home was free from every claim that others held upon it. Then she dQcided that the old house must be rebuilt and re furnished, and the grounds beautified, and, when all this was done, the brave girl went back to the home of her childhood, with three sisters and one brother, to pass the remainder of their days.—BostonJournaI. Love's Echoes. A pretty bird store and shell store, hundreds of softly-tinted and fantastic shaped sea shells, and a thousand hop ping, chirping, happy birds, and there enters an amiable young couple from the inland country, who are so absorbed in each other as to be oblivious to the gaze or comments of the world around them. She has upon her innocent head a daisy of a bonnet with daffodil trim: mings, and he supports on his head no less an object than the identical Leg horn hat his father, who is a Justice of the Peace, was married in. She looks at the birds because die is a woman, and he at the shells because he is a man and by and by he carries a large convoluted shell to where she is, whispers in it, and lays it with loving care against her pink ear, which was so pretty that it seemed a reflection of the shell itself. She listens, comprehends, blushes fairer than any tinted shell that finds itself cast naked from its bed on the open shore, takes down the shell, replies to the whispered words, and holds it with both hands against the ear of her stalwart lover, and then they both smile and look ineffable nothings, and turn their heads away. What were those whispered words that lingered, and will linger, in their hearts as long as the murmur dwells in the dainty sea shell? What were those words that started a song in their souls sweeter than that caroled by any pi the song birds there when beautiful morning waited upon them in purple and gold, and reminded them of their singing with the rustle of its breezes? They Were the old, old words ftiat young lips will forever utter—"I love you!"— Providence Journal.. AN exchange says it is wrong to toll r. man he lies. It depends, however, on the size of the man.