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Washington.
IHE TEXAS PACIFIC.
Washington advices under date of
of April 29th, states that the friends of
the Texas Pacific railway report the
prospect of the passage of the Texas
Pacific bill continually improving.
They report that they can now safely
count upon a majority in favor of the
bill when a vote can be reached.
THK MEXICAN' MINISTER.
The Mexican Minister Senor is in
Washington and will present his cre
dentials to President Hayes during the
present week.
Stt’UKTARV EVART’s' AIT MOTION.
Advices received at Washington from
W indsor, Vermont, state that Secretary
Kvarts had to postpone the funeral of
his son which was Intake place on Sun
day the L’Sth lust., and he and his wife
took a special train to New York city
where another son is lying at the point
of death with typhoid fever.
A SUNDAY NIC. IIT CAIUNHT SESSION.
The president returned to Washing
ton Sunday morning from his visit to
Pennsylvania and on Sunday evening
the members of the cabinet in Wash
ington were at the executive mansion
in consultation with the president fora
long time. The nature of the business
is unknown.
THK NEW SILVER tXH.I.AU.
The treasury officials state as a rea
son why no more of the new silver dol
lars have been paid out as yet, is that
it is not practicable to commence with
less than $3,000,000, and it is only now
that the treasury has that amount in its
possession. The secretary of the trea
sury has to-day decided that
silver shall bo paid for cur
rency obligations to the extent
that the Government is required to de
stroy notes tinder the SO per cent retire
ment provision of the National Rank
act. Tins sum varies each month. This,
month the amount will he about sl,-
300,000. The Secretary has ordered
that this amount shall he replaced i
by silver dollars, to he paid
out in the 1 current course of business.
This will he dune through the various
suhtreasnries. 'This is the beginning of
the payments in silver on currency ob
ligations, and it may ho that the secre
tary will devise other means for paying
out silver. Hut the question was
asked: Why is not silver paid
out the same as gold in
the redemption of interest coupons?
'The answer is, There has not been sil
ver enough for this purpose. If Secre
tary Sherman uses silver dollars or sil
ver certificates for the purchase of bul
lion, and pays out silver dollars for
currency uses under the SO per cent
retirement provisions, the entire
amount of silver authorized to be coined
will thus he placed in circulation. The |
amount if notes destroyed monthly i
under the SO per cent, retirement pro-'
vision averages $1,000,000. The amount 1
of bullion authorized to he purchased is
from $2,000,000 to $1,000,000. Hy using I
silver for these two purposes, therefore, i
$4,000,000 monthly can he placed in
circulation. That seems to he Secre
tary Sherman’s present intention.
TKKASI'ItV STATKIM HNT.
Tiu' following is (ho troiisury wliite
mcnt for the week ending April i?7tli:
C. S. bonds to secure r.ulional bunk
circulation f.UT. lis.scai
liomls to secure imlillc deposits.. 12. HS.inhi
L .s. bonds deuosiled for circulation
week ending to-day ?.I2.into
liomls hclil for circulation withdrawn
week ending to-day Mil.boo
National bank circulation outstanding
—currency notes 221.(12(1,0511
(told notes.’. 1.1:.ISO
Internal receipts to-day iw.:(2l
• '"slums AMi, HW
Hank notes received lor rcdenipllon
for week ending to day j.iino.noo
Corresponding weak of IbTT .V.KH.oou
KATK OK 'J ill-: TAIIIKK llll.L.
Advices from Washington under dale
nf April 1271 h, nay that aearefnl canvass
of the house on the Wood tarilf hill has
been prepared, from which it appears
that there are 1115 votes for the hill and
lot! against it. The canvass lias been
made by tin equal number nf demo
crats and republicans from each of (he
states interested in the fafo of the
hill, (hi this canvass the speaker is
counted its not voting, and there is one
vacancy in the Louisiana delegation.
The majority against the hill is therefore
ill, anti, unless Mr. Wood concludes that
discretion is the better part of valor, and
postpones action on the measure until
the next session, the enacting clause
will undoubtedly la* stricken out. The
canvass, of the accuracy of which there
can he* no doubt, is in detail as follows:
Ai/ninel
/’’or the /'ill. the hill.
Maine r>
New Hampshire ...
Vermont
Massachusetts 11
Khode island 2
Cimncctlcui 2
New Volk.. 12 21
New Jersey ;
i’ennsylvauia 2h
Delaware . i
Maryland 2
Virginia u
North Carolina s
South Carolina :i 2
• e'orirla . !■
Alabama *
Mississippi c.
Louisiana ,'i
Ohio. ~ “ 12
Kentucky in
Tennessee * 2
Indiana t •:
Illinois... . M 'i
Missouri in :i
Arkansas t
Michigan., 1 *
Florida )
Texas , b
lowa .. '<
Wisconsin 1
California ... 1 2
Minnesota
Oregon 1
Kansas... 2
vt cs' Virginia. 2
Nevada
Nebraska 1
Color a lo .. 1
T.-:als 1 I' IVi
Till; HANKHITT LAW,
A Washington dispatch of the - ,; th
-ays the house last night passed the
bankrupt law with a slight amendment
which will l*o concurred in l*y the sen
ate, and within a few days tho uncondi
tional repeal of tho bankrupt law will ho
otl'ooted, Tho motion to rotor tho bill to
tho Judiciary Committee for further
consideration was defeated yeas, 41;
nays. 14’> „\ proposition to have
tho law take otloot July 1 was also defeat
ed. Ou the substitute of tho judiciary
committee, providing that the law shall
go into cfleet immediately as to involun
tarv, but extending tho time for volun
tary bankruptcy to Jan. 1. was retooled,
and tho senate bill, with a slight amend
met it, was passed by a largo vote -‘AH*
yeas to ."> ( J nays.
SEVERAL SIXTH OI.AIMS.
Associated press advices from Wash
ington under date of April -Uh states
that some time ago the liovernor *>f
Illinois employed Con. Logan to in
vestigate the claims of the state under
theo percent fund. Logan argued the
ease before the Hep, ailment and
committee of Congress, and the
House Public Lands Committee has
decided to favoribly report the lul.
The bill authorizes the Secretary
of the Interior to ascertain the amount
of public lands entered by the location
of military land-warrants in Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois Missouri, Michi
gan, Wisconsin, Minnesota. lowa. Ne
braska, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana.
Alabama, Mississippi, Florida. Oregon,
Nevada, and Colorado, where the enald
ling acts of admission into the Union
contains a stipulation for the payment
of o per cent, on sales of public lands.
The bill further provides that these
stall's shall receive certificates of in
debtedness from the secretary of the
treasury, payable in twenty years, with
interest at 3.0. - ) per cent.
TIIK t'.M'll 11' RAILROAD FUN DINT! til 1.1..
The house judiciary committee to-day
decided, by a majority of one. to move
the reference of the Thurman Pacific
Railroad funding bill to that committee
when the measure is taken from the
speaker's table for action. An attempt
will he made, however to pass the bill
without reference.
I'lli: HANKKITT I.AW.
An associated press dispatch of the
•Jlth, from Washington says the house
judiciary committee to-dav reconsider
ed its former action instructing Repre
sentative McMahon, one of its mem
bers, to move, when the senate bill re
pealing the bankrupt law shall be
reached on the speaker's table, that
it be put on its passage, and
by a two-thirds vote, instructed him to
report a substitute for the bill repealing
the involuntary proceedings immedi
ately and repealing the voluntary pro
ceedings after January 1, IS7l*. There
is quite a change in the sentiment re
garding the bill and the result iu the
house is considered uncertain as to an
immediate 1 repeal of the law.
I’KHHVS VId'OIIV.
Interesting Reniiiiiseenees In Ili<> Only
Survivor of the famous Itallir on
Lake (Tie.
Clt*veluml (Ohio) Herald.
Shelby, Richland comity, has tin*
honor ol being ibe home of a man
who, as tb(‘ records of liie pension
oilier ahuvv, is the only living man who
was with Commodore i'erry when the
famous battle of Lake Krie was fought.
At this quiet little village the old hero,
whose name is .lolm Kiee. now nearly
S7 years of age, is spending in peace
and prosperity the evening ol an event
ful life. A Ihriilil correspondent fur
nishes the following sketch of the old
soldier’s life, gathered from .Mr. Rice's
own lips.
.hihn Kiee was born August '2'2, 17• J,
in a small town in the interior of I’enn
sylvania. where he received the usual
education of the farmer-boy of that
period. At a time when the western
army was smarting under the shame
and disgrace of I lull’s surrender, at De
troit. he enlistod at Lewiston, I’enn.,
in ('apt. Rogers' company of volunteers,
and shortly after took up a line of march
for Krie, where they arrived April ill!,
I*lll, Commodore I’erry was (here at
the time, with the Lawrence and Ni
agra, getting ready to beard the English
lion, and Mr. Kiee accepted the oiler of
$25 for a three* months cruise. After
the time had expired he was tiansferred
with several of hi- companions, to the
schooner Scorpion, ('apt. ('bri-t. (Ihamji
lin, of Carlisle, i’enn. It was in this
ship that he participated in the engage
ment. In several important instances
his story materially differs from accept
ed authority on the subject. When
i’erry left the ill-fated Lawrence in f.is
little boat he was rowed by only two
men -Jacob Tool and Aleck Netlau
who were the only persons in the boat
besides himself, the Scorpion escorting
them to the Niagara. Mr. Kiee was an
eye-witness to the shot that crashed
through Kerry’s boat, and saw him jerk
off his coat and stuff it into the hole to
keep it from sinking. Ju that terrible
lim-picrting charge, which occurred
shortly aft( r on the front of the ene
my's ships, that gained the day, (he
Scorpion did noble work with her deck
sweeping broadsides, and Mr. Rice
stood up manfully with the rest of the
heroic crew. Soon after the battle he
was again transferred to the land force,
and was in the battle of the Thames.
Heavers that he saw Tecumseh shot
by Col. Johnson in the thickest of the
light. < 'ol. Johnson's horse having been
shot under him, Teeum.-eh rushed to
watd him with uplifted tomahawk, hut
was immediately stricken down by a
bullet from Johnson's pistol.
" Walk in love." Rut a comma after
in, and bow tin- -ense will al
tered.
Miscpßaioou* Nows.
UAKI TIMKS.
A IWtxm special under date of Vpril
_'.Hh statos that tho Matapan paper
mills havo shut ilown on tuvomit of
dull tiiuos and want of orders. Tho dis
pat oh says thoso mills are tho oldest in
Atuorioa and havf not boon olosod ho
foro for ovor one lumdrod years,
nu: n\Kts vixivstnos.
A Tans dispateh dated the -Sth of
April, states tint over one hun
dred thousand had already arrived to
witness the eeremony of the opening of
the exposition, Wednesday next, May
Ist. The priees of living has advanced
hut not to the extent that was feaied.
The exhihition will not he in full Him
until the hogiuniiigof.luuc. The build
ings are linished hnt the exhibitors are
hehind hand.
ni xnwoon noons,
Adviees from Peadwood under date
of April ‘JSth, says the warm weather
for the past few days has eansed the
rapid melting of snow in the mountains
whieh has swollen the dangerously
high ereeks that run through Pead
wood. This evening a rain storm set
in. and u is feared that a portion of the
business centre of this oily wilt he seri
ously damaged hy the tlood.
The district court was adjourned
to-dav on account of water
(lowing into the court room.
All deeds and papers are being remov
ed from the recorder's otliee, which lies
in the path of the raging waters, to a
place of safety. l.arge gangs of men
are at work tearing down bridges and
small buildings that obstruct the free
passage of the water.
MOt i v MAUI Hit s.
A I’ittshurg dispateh under date of
April :27th says there are indications
of a general strike of coalminers in
this vemily. About ‘JOO employed in
the (.Tstle Shannon mines went out to
day, 'The Monongahela mines are
nearly all out. Those employed along
the Pennsylvania Railroad say they
will quit work in a few days unless their
demands are aeeeeded to. The trouble
is in regard to wages and time of pay
ment. The miners now receive *J.I
cents per bushel. They want They
are paid every four weeks. They w ant
the time shortened to two. Kill iris are
being made to client a compromise.
Nearly P,0(10,000 bushels of coal lelt
here In river to-day for Southern ports.
Moitt: on t r.
lielleville, Mo., adviees under dale of
April 'J7th, slate that all the coal miners
in that region have struck for higher
wages. It is not unlikely that all the
miners in St. Clair county, and possibly
the adjoining counties, from which St.
Louis draws much the largest part of
her coal, will join the strikers.
INDI AN Sl liIK I
Sun Antonio advices *if April l_*7ll l
says another Indian raid is reported on
(lie northwest frontier. Haiders were
' seen to-day near Fseondido, In
tween l ,, orts Concho and Stockton,
| wluti* tin* mail ruler was killed
‘last week. These Indians are from
the Fort Stanton reservation. The
Indians who captured horses and mur
dered fifteen persons last week near
Laredo have made good their escape.
• lUFKNHACKS AT A fKKMU M.
A San Francisco special dated April
‘Jtlth stall's that greenbacks have heen
purchased in that city for gold coin at a
premium of fill cents on every §1 .tIIMI in
notes. Secretary Sherman, wishing to
transfer some currency-exchange to the
Fast without disturbing the volume of
greenbacks in San Francisco, drew
cheeks upon himsell in sums of $5,1 NH)
and $10,0(10, payable in New York.
These ehrek' were forwarded to suh
treasurer Sherman of this city. Parties
; here w ishing to remit currency to the
Fast, and finding it to their ad
j vantage to use these checks in
-1 stead of purchasing drafts at the
I hank, have taken their greenbacks to
i the office of the sub-treasurer and made
: the exchange. As the sub-treasurer
1 could not give out checks for gold coin,
| and as greenbacks in the open market
are for the moment quite scarce, the
‘ small premium had to be paid to s*
cure them in a sufficient quantity to
cover the checks sought in exchange.
• VNADI VN I'AII.I Ki;.-.
A Toronto telegram under date of
) April -tilh says the last circular of
Messrs. Dunn Wimper A Cos., shows
j that the number of failures in the
dominion of Canada in the best
, three months of tsf.S was odd, with
! liabilities amounting to slt,loo,s*l!'.*.
! The number of failures in the first three
! months of L v 77 was 57-, with liabilities
j amounting to $7,d7b,511, and the
j nmnher in the first three months of
Ino was 117, with liabilities amount
ing to $7,-117,-!W, showng that the
amount of liabilities has increased year
hy year. The past w inter is said to have
heen the worst that has been experienc
es! for twenty years in its effects upon
: the general retail trade of the country,
j -the results anticipated from the
‘ abundant crons not having been realized,
while the shrinkage of resources dur
; ing the past six months has been simply
! enormous.
AFRICAN UOI.I) ANPKIt.VKR MINK-,
i Alexandria, Egypt, advices of the
—bth hist. say that Captain Burton,
the celebrated African traveler, com
manding the Khedival expedition to
-urvey mines in the Land of Median,
arrived here on Ins return, bringing
twenty-five tons of specimen ore, com
prising gold, silver, copper, tin and
lead, c.ipt. Burton found three snl
: plmr (•‘•nires, three turquoise mines,
and extensive deposits of gypsum, salt
pet re and rock salt, iff* goes to Fng
land to arrange for working the mines
for the khedive.
THK STKIKK AT MAMTIKSTKR.
, A i/mdon telegram of the gtith
inst,, says that nearly all the
operatives at bnrnley whose notices
expired lust evening, have joined in the
strike, t housands of idlers at black
burn are wandering the streets, some
of them becoming very clamorous, I
Kmployers in the l.aneasshire district
say arbitration is out of the question,
run ANouv win n.
A Sioux City. lowa, dispatch dated;
April -nth. states that the storm of;
Sunday did greater damage than |
anticipated in previous reports. In the
vicinity of Wall 1 ake hardly a house
or a fence escaped injury. The Catho
lic church at Corroll was completely
demolished. The house o' Camel
1 oilwas blow n down, and a child torn I
from its mother's arms by the wind was
found in a marsh cast of the house,
while Mrs, Led was found half a mile ;
west. I'he ground wasstrewn with dis
embowled dead ducks, geese, etc ,
many heads of cattle were killed.
Wm, llollen, while trying to drive
the cattle trom his barn, was borne up j
into the air with the barn and cattle'
and has not been seen - inee. A
boy, last seen driving cattle home,
lias also mysteriously disappeared,
Wm. beach and two sons, near Sac
City, were killed. Peter Lampman
near Ida City, was instantly killed.
In the same locality ten horses were
destroyed and live persons Willed and
ten wounded.
xx K Mtrtii.n vkk am mimno
A bismarek dispateh of the ‘doth 1
states that there were distinct shocks of
earthquake at (Jlendone, on the Yellow
stone, on the 17*1 h. They occurred at
intervals of half an hour. The ground{
opened for a distaneeof otK'yards, with i
a strong smell of sulphur. Thecreviee i
revealed a coal vein live feet thick
ot u Nfiiiititon.
Advices from the capital ol the Re
public of Mexico of the L’ It h saysMinistei
Poster oll'ii ially announced the recog
nition of the Mia. government hx the
Tinted States on the bib inst. President
Mia/, received Mr. Foster, ollieially, on 1
the tenth, and mneh cordial feeling was
manifested on both sides. The press
discuss the event and (he 1 erdo jour ;
mils denounce the Mexican government
for Inn mg, as they charge, accented the j
recognition w ith insulting language from
Secretary Fvnils,
The Potato-bug In Kughiinl.
The London Npee/nfor, of April it, re
ports this bad piece of news concerning
the introduction of the American pn
lalo-biig into Knglnnd
“A Colorado beetle, it is said, has
made good his landing on the coast of
tJlamnrganshire. A Cardill'lion <e-de
curator, Alfred John, took one last Sun
day, which had been observed by hn
wife on a potato, to the police station, |
and there the heallh-olheer, Mr. Pain,
dei hired the beetle to be of the genuine
Colorado type. The insect is supposed
to have traveled by a vessel now in
port with a large cargo. It max well
turn out that the successful landing of
this expeditionary force on the coast of
Wales will, as Sir Wilfred Lawson long
ago predicted, be more disastrous for
Kngland than the landing ol nnv naval
or mililai \ force whieh xve could ration
ally expect. Indeed, the beetle may
prove far more formidable in Wales
than the basin ba/onks in Thessaly. It
is not so cruel, but it. is even more ra
pacious; and the I a xx' of the increase of
its population is in itself only too for
midjble.”
-• • •>
It is strange that so many people can
not be made to realize that, in matter*
pertaining to health, what is safe and
xv ell for one person mav be ruinous to
another. In regard to diet, it is fre
qneiilly an absolute truth that " xvhat is
one man’s meat is another man's pois
on.” The same principle is true respect
ing exercise, clothing, bathing, and nu
merous habits of life; and it is fully for
a person to conclude that because a
friend is benefited by, or endures, a cer
tain course of treatment, that lie him
sell may safely adopt it. Mach one
needs to study Ids own eonslitution, and
to follow sorb hygienic practices as are
found to best suit it. Inflexible rules
persisted in for tbejpnrpose of" harden
ing the constitution" have killed many
a tender child and delicate invalid.
-* * *-
Mthongh as yet there has been no
glimpse of it, a minor in Paris informs
the public I but among the jewels lent
by Queen Victoria to the exhibition the
world-famed diamond Koh-i-noor forms
the centre of a diadem composed of
eighty—ix mormons gems. The Kan
davassy, formerly one of the eyes of an
Indian goddess, valued at X PJO.OOO, and
which has only lately come into the
possession of her Majesty, is the centre
ol another diadem. An emerald neck
lace, said to be the finest in the world,
is also among these jewels.
The Muiilhlu Wnithir Itrriiir of the
Tinted Stales Signal Office for February
gives as the most prominent features
the continued high temperatures of the
Upper Mississippi and t lie Ixwer Mis
souri valleys; the general diminution of
rain east of the Rocky Mountains, and
its excess on the Pacific, coast; the re
markable wind velocity of bV> miles
per hour at Mount Washington; the
severe thunder storms of the 120th; and
the forwardness of vegetation in the
Western Stales.
Anew steamer, of which great expecta
tions are entertained, has been built for
the passage across the F.nglish Channel,
The x e-se| i- modelled after the < 'astalia,
whieh consists of two vessel* placed side
h_x side, and is warranted to go twice as'
fast, or at the rate of sixteen miles and
three-quarters an hour. Her ifairiels
Kxpress, and her peculiar construction
is said to he a guaranty against sea
sickness. ,
V CHI UPS HKA TM-HKH.
V Pathetic Story of the l> iuj>r Visions of
a l.tttlo Heaf Mute.
SI. l.oul* JoviminU AprU IS.
The follow ing story was told a Jour
nal reporter yesterday by a lady whose
voracity is undoubted Some four yean*
ago, Carrie Wilson, an interesting little
girl. aged iilnml ten years, after a pro
trueted illness, died at the residence of
her parents. No. I,l'-1 North Fourth
street. From the day she entered this
eare laden world her troubles bewail, for
she was horn a deaf mule. Her parents
were very poor people, ahlennly by the
strictest economy to shift through
from one year to another, and the little
one. whose organs ol both hearing and
speech had been stricken by the Hivine
hand, was looked upon as a something
human, of course, but nothing more
than a little bit of bodily ills, who would
always, in her helplessness, have tube
provided for. A lew rears ago her
lather died, and her mother found it
doubly hard to support a large family
of small children. About this time
Mrs. Ann Hailey, a great hearted Chris
tian w oman, residing at No, 'J.7OS Chon
lean avenue, became acquainted with
Mrs. Wilson's eirenmstanees. and hav
mg a tender spot in her heart for the
huh' unfortunate, for site also had a
deaf daughter, concluded to adopt, little
Carrie. Mrs. Wilson was not averse,
and after a few week’s sojourn in Mrs.
Hailey's family, Carrie was sent to Fill
ton, Mo., to be educated under the su
pervision of Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle. She
spent two veins there, aeipiiring know
ledge w ith a degree of rapidity astonish
ing for one of her lender years, but bet
health, alway s poor, failed entirely, and
she was brought hack to SI. bonis to
die.
Mrs, Wilson had, in the meanwhile,
married again, and being in heller cir
cumstances than when Mrs Hailey
adonled Carrie, requested that she
should he once more placed under her
eare. The days went by, and the little
innocent creature grew weaker and
weaker, for consumption never relaxes
its grasp from King or clod, Princess or
peasant. One forenoon Mrs. Hailey and
her daughter Mattie received a message
slating that Carrie was dying, and (bat
she asked for them continually, and
half an hour later they w ere at the bed
side where the large sparkling eyes
were taking on a happier expression.
Through her feeble signs she com
miriiealed the wish to be left alone
with her benefactor, and when her
relatives had left the chamber she re
luted the following story through her
own peculiar language
At S o'clock that morning she was all
alone m the little room, her mother
having readjusted the pillows and gone
into another part of the building to at
lend to her household duties, and on
looking up, she saw her dead father
standing over her. She was not. fright
ened, for be seemed so kind and good,
and Ilia face was just like the portrait
she had so often looked at for hours at
a lime in Mrs. Hailey's drawing room
the portrait of Christ at the well of
Samaria. “He seemed pleased and
happy,” her little lingers said, “and,
bending his head down by the side of
my ear, he whispered, and I heard just
as plain ns any person could hear,
' Carrie, my poor little ulllieted lamb,
yI hi will soon have no more trouble, for
I I will take yon to Jesus in exactly four
j hours. F.veu as ho said that, Mrs.
■ Hailey, our clock in the other room
that I cun see when thu dour is open,
| and it was open then, for mamma had
left it that way so if 1 wanted anything
I could tap on the headboard, and she
would hear it, indicated just H. 'Only
four hours more, Carrie, tin said, and I.
heard it so plainly 100, and then taking
my face between his hands that were
so light and soft and not a hit like they
used to he when he was on earth before,
lie kissed me stuill a long kiss, and left
me."
The liltle hands lay quite still for a.
minute or more, apparently tired out,
said Mrs. Hailey, and then they sig
naled :
“I begun to feel easier then; this
pain in here (nointing to her heart) left
me all at once,and I thought I could
gel tip and play like I Used to do before
1 I got sick. < Mi, I know puna will come,
I for lie was so earnest, and he never told
i me but one story, and that was about,
j Santa Claus, and it wasn't a very big
story. Hon’l yoii think he will, Mrs.
! Hailey ? <Mi 1"
The little hands ceased (heir raoid
| manipulations, said Mrs. Hailey, willi a
voice choking with emotion, the eyes
left n inn and turned upward quickly,
with a half smile, (he feeble hands were
raised half above her head, she gave a
j Mutter like that of a wounded bird, and
I then nestled down quite still.
The tired tortured spirit, that hud
never known one moment of unalloyed
happiness on this earth, had gone out
and on its way to the better land. I
left the bedside, walked to the door,
opened it, and lifted rnv eyes to the
clock. The minute-hand was just pass
ing over the hour-hand that told lli
o'clock,
-• • •-
No winter so cold as the last, has been
known in Northern China for nearly
twenty years. The severity of the
weather has greatly intensified the suf
ferings of the people in some of the
famine stricken provinces, liven as far
south ns Shanghai the thermometer
has been for a long time during the sea
son ten or more degrees below freezing
point at night.
“Mother,” said a smart youth,
burning to display hi - borrowed wit,
“can you tell me what is the only place
on earth where happiness is always to
be found ?” “A good conscience, my
sou.” “ Pshaw! a conscience isn’t a
place. I'heti ! give it up." “The
dictionary."

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