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HIcArtihjr Enquirer
J. W. IIOWGN, Kdltor and Proprietor
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I'j'oriiierly-Saii'ls lions.',)
KOI Mil IT liOVKN7 riforuiKToii
Tills House, which I-' convenient to the II. 1.'.
itepol, iinee ihuiiyine; ptopriclois. hits he. 'it
Ih'ii.iiialily lenouiled an, I refurnished, ami
Hi. i nv.-','ut popricior otlVis to travelers ami
linnr-lers ill,' Ih'.-i accoiiinnnlaliniis.
( lalileon tlio premises.
r.y.i, Prwrisi
liaviu." Ii-nsed this llolel, wo would inform
tile traveling luihlie mid otheis, Hint they
have thoroughly renovated and I cl'n in ilii'; I
it. It is ca.m.'iouj. ami coiiiniodiou.-i. and tt,t
who uiac f.ivor llieiu with llieir pittrniiag.
propiietiiin will einieavor to nccciunio'iutc nil
will he provi'led fun Tobacco. ( i jni'
kepi at nil I hues, 'tonus ino.l'-rnlc.
Inly III, IkU-IIhi.
l.intch served upon a nioineiil s unti.c. i i-anis
J.4MK.S WOltKUAN, Tropi letor.
This Iioiiso, since i 1 1 a n lt ! 1 1 proin ietors, line
ueen looiou-iuy renovaieti iroiu "top to not
tout." The nie'sent :ironiietor olleis to truv
oleis Ihe hest iiecoiniuo'.lation i,i clean and
neat si le. nt. 'mv oricoH. ( omn unit .vv it.
(ino,l suiniiiu', uHd IniiseMWill iie well eaieil
for. ('. V, I. uisutt'h "ISus line" stalls IVoin
this limine daily, at 14 o'clock noon, for Hie
liailroad. ' . lli-ely
ri;i:si)j:itGAsT it Jfxxirci.s, I'uo's.
('(lit. M.tltKKT AMI FlIONT ST'8.
This llou.'o fionlslho Steamlioat Lniiilln,
nnil convenient to tin; 1. It. liepot, l-.leant-ly
nnil richly furnished for convenience and
J. Vr. VA UN Kit
Tills lloii'l Is in tlieuiod eoavonient part of
the eily-oii Front St.. between .Market ami
.JollVi'.-i in.
Corner llili nml Slide Kts., nearly opposite
Slate House,
- I'ropiletoi'
K.J. Ill-OI N T
This lloii'l Is furnislied tliron uliout with all
the Modern Improvements. tiuosU can rely
on Ihe best tieatinent and very low bills,
Htroet Cain pu-s this Hotel' to and from all
ltalliiiad Depots.
Cr.A.GlZ.3aiiT, OHIO.
T. M. HUl'sox,
Tliis linu-e has lifien tlioroutd'lv renovated
anil beaut ifiilly furnished. Having Hiiperior
I'.icllii ies, ever) tiling will be done to niuke
Kiicsts .'iiiiiroilnble.
m. .ii;i:kli;
'''Ills Hotel, a few leet IVoni Ilia Itililroad De
pot, inul whom nil travelers on all trains can
tiiknmeals, tins just been Kieullv enlarged and
tlioi'ouxlily repuire.l, pniutod, Sir., nml It now
In eoliiplelo oiilor for llio reception of j;ucsti.
Trains slop ten nilutilus for meals. Terina
CiirnurMlxtli anil Walnut Streets.
oxtroxisnrj.rrx, oi-no.
F. T. OAK ICS & ,1. T. FlrsllKIl, l'liiprletor
.1 No. Mu. MTVitu .t J. II. Connki.i.v, Clerks.
TIiih lioaso has been entirely ltelltlcd and
11 lino luled, nnil in In nil Itespuet A
FlilST-CnASS 1I()THI..
A 1,1. TH it r.llXlTUIKH OKTIIKHKARON. Tdlllo
ori,iisseP l,y none In the West. Aiiipleiiud
pleio-rinl iieeoiuiiioiliilliins tor trnvoloiH.
OAKK.i ,t t ().
American Sabmerged Pump.
"Tue Bust Tump in the World."
Ult.AUIiN'r.S report ovor l!K)0,000 worth of
pinptirt Knvcit from Fire litis your by these
iuiiiiM,'lioin llio most iioworfiil roi'en-puiiips
In tliu world, an well (is NoN-KiiKKZiNO.
Hoe Ontoher niiniber, niiK 'WO, also tho Prn
ill 1 ii in 1. 1st, pnitu SOHof the American Agricul
turist, This papor nuvor ileeelvCH tlio limners.
Ooe mil lee In Kimrunry iiuiuber. pii((o 45. Try
one. If It don't do the work claimed, send It
hack linil git your money, lis S K W A It It A N'T
our pumps to do nil we claim for lliuui on our
Heiul for elroiilnrn or orders to tlio Hrlile
mi I .M'f'itto,, No. 55 Chiiiiibers Ht,,New Vork.
An order for nine No. 1 I'unips secures an
fioui(lvU)wiittKoney. . "t-tf.
MuAimiun, ciiifX
Prompt nticntlon Riven to nil legul business
ntrtisteil to his care.
( mice at his resilience.
B. R
Ol Tlti: In Seemid Rlory of I'avls' lliiild
opposito Vinton County National liank,
July 80. 1H7S ly.
Will attend promptly to nny luisiness given
his euro and iiiaiiai;eineiit In any Courts of
Viiilou uiid leljoiniii),' counties. Offiuk In
the Court House, up si airs.
Will practice In Hobs, Vinton ami Hdjnlniiir
countia. All leirul business entrusted to his
cure promptly attended to.
13 R. HIGGIN3 & BK0.,
m ANri-'AcrriiKits ok
Marble Monusicnts, Tomb Ltor.cs,
liOGASiT, - - OHIO.
hand. A II kinds of CK.M lil'Klt V Woiilvilone
to order in tlio linest Btvle.
Cooil Assovlmeilt, of Milrble rioisffiiillv nn
PHOTO G 11 API! Ell,
nm! dealer in all kiicN of
Picture Co.il inul Picture Nails.
I'lYTOPYINfl eiirefiilly done, nml Ihe
lliii.-iieil in ml, Waler-eolor.-', or li'ulia Ink, or
i i si I ' i ii res e i a "'i io tuv si.e. .-no
any ullier rijlo Unit. :nav be desired, at the
t.l-.: i:.ST BATl'H.
I..i nr.. and liiii-lc Ilniwlii,l 1 'lint.,i!i n i,ti4 run
he made I'mni Ki iiilched and faded l'lctuies.
l'i, tines of all kinds Framed to order, and
all work wan anted to give satl 'faction.
Jackson C. 11., Ohio.
fl'V?" Can lit nil limes be (niiinl at. bis ntllro.
TI.KTll KXTUAt TliD absolutely witliout
pain, nml w ith perfect safety, by tliu use of
Al'lilllNti UA. el'.l
Voolcn Mills.
Allensville Wooleu Mills.
Wi: aro prepared to do ail kinds of work done
in it jtrni cuiss wooiru laeiory, sucn as
(.AltDIXG, Hl'iXINO and WKAVIXti.
Satisfaelioii will lie given to ull oureustoniers
uiuesi uiarKeu iriee taiii lor wool,
Dll.l.oN, Hl'STON' ,t Co.
June 5, lll?)-!lnt.
Ind., Cin. & Lafayette Railroad
Grent Through Passenger Railway
to all Points West, Northwest and
This is the Short Line via Indianapolis.
si'iii;''i' Line In st. f.ouis, Kansus ( li.y, St. .lo
scnti. Denvr. San Francisco, nml all noliiis In
The (il'I'ilt Tlll'Ollirll Mill! I. ml Pvnro.j Tj.
M.smiiii i, Kn 1 1 -u - nml t olormlo.
I he shiirtcst ami only direct route to ta
li. itiniiolis. I.iirncntii,. T, 1 1 . 1 1 , i , i i ',,1,,.
bridge Cily. Springllelil, Peoria, llurllngt in,
liicago, Milwaukee, 81. Paul, and all points
in the Norlhwest,
Hie Indianapolis, Cincinnati A I.alactle
Itjiilriiinl. Willi itM i,iii,n,,..tl.,iu ......
pa-sengers inine fueilllies In Through ( nurh
and Sleeping ( ar Seivice tluni any oilier line
I'ioiii ( liicliinatl, having the advantage of
Tlironi;h Daily (.'ins lioin ( Inciiniiill to St,
U. U ii n.,.a i il Ml l......l. II.... ..I.. ....
Ilngtoii, ( lilengo, (itmilia, and all Inteniiciliiite
l.'nii.-., i r,.in iii( lu , iiiuiiisis ii rilllllllCS
such eoutlorts and aeeommoilaiioiis ns are
all'ordeil by no olhor route.
Throlnrh 'tickets anil Itiorirtliro t llhi-t. (rt nil
Trains leave t Inelnnatl ut7:!W t II'.. 8:00 n.
in., ami 0:00 p. in.
Tickets can ho obtained at No. I Hume!
House, corner Thlnl and Vine, Public Land
iu, corner Main and Hlver: also, nt Denot.
eornor Plum and Pearl streets. Cliiclnnali.
lie sure to iiurclinso tickets via Imllaniip.
oils, Claclniiatl X Lal'Mvelte liailroad.
Masler Transiioi hit Ion, Cincinnati,
( .K. I.li It D,
Chief Ticket Clerk, Cincinnati.
Hack Lino.
ClIAKI.lCS W. IJAllNKTr, Plopi'letOI'
"TC7"IM. run reuulHrly to M'ArtlitirUtatlou
W to meet all trains,
JlacK leaves MeArlhur Post Olllea nt 10
'cluck. A. II.. to meet Kast I. inn Wnylt nl id
M.tn meet the Clnnlniiiill Kxpress going oast;
D o'clock p. m., to meet the St. Louis Kx press
ii a it west, st n i'. m ror fast t.ine oast,
W Ml nieot tbo Pjll'kerHlmr. Miirlnifn mii.1
Znlcskl Accnniodatlon on uppllcatlou In per
son or by letter.
iiruorsiciiat tne nut (unco, MoArthtir. or
Duiuliis, promptly nlleiuleil to.
overy enmity of each Aisle, for now
Olllll Itillik. ITUV l ivv. ...........
Til K I'ltiesiiiKNTs) with Inn simile enpy of
tiilhin of linllril Ktales, ami Washliiglon'i
uiy.-n nuiiirss, Mini i i) line itisil plates,
or clrculan and terms, address Johnson
WII.OH & Co,, S7 IlUekmu Bt. N. V
BKieaw-uin, , ,
Selected Poetry.
Bright and Early.
Halloo, halloo! calls Farmer Jo,
A pleasant day Is breaking;
The sky is bright with morning 11 (lit,
'Tis tlino the boys nro waking.
Eelffh-ho, heigh ho; to Fanner Jo,
Cry nil tho boys, ii-boundiiig;
All up nt work, none know to shirk,
Loiitf ere the horn is sounding.
Morning and noon-how very soon
The day of labor passes;
Whether Ms sow, or plow, or hoc,
Or haying 'auing tliu grasses.
Holgh-ho, heigh-ho! says Fanner Jo,
Our day's work is ended;
At home to rost, to say tlio best,
Jleloro the sun descended.
Work well begun Is ono half done,
is an oft-repealed saying;
An early start Is no small part
Of any game we're playing.
Watchwords of Life.
Whilo there's a bund to strike I
While thero's a young heart brave!
)Vhilo thoro's a task unSoiiel ' '
. Trust, . --I--v
' While there's a God to save!
That thero's a word for each !
That there's a strength in Hod!
That thero's a crown reserved !
Though 'nenth cloud and rod!
When there's a foe that wrongs
When there's a brother's need I
When there's a templar near!
lloth in word and deed!
Original Story.
Midnight and Noonday.
Willie had hardly gone to
sloop, until he saw in his dream
a bright robed lady approach
him. He lliouht he had been
to school, and was on his return
through an adjoining grove,and
had set down on the grass, near
a large oak tree, to rest, for he
flit weary . Willie setting there
musing; tho beautiful lady ap
peared and took a seat beside
him, and seemed to say, "little
boy, I know you but you do not
know me; I am your sainted
mother who left her little Willie
years ago; T am now an angel
of heaven, but I have not for
gotten my dear child. I know
that you have a hard time of it,
but it is for your good and you
must bo obedient and good; win
tho esteem of all, and in after
life, I will behold my son in the
pnme of manhood, honored and
useful. The blessed Saviour
will help you." Willie reached
out his hands to embrace the
beautiful form beside biiii, and
he awoke, to find his kind
hearted aunt kneeling beside
his bed and praying that the
Lord might protect and help
the only child of her departed
sister. Willie's heart was full,
and lie reached out his arms,
put them around his dear aunt's
neck, kissed her and asked her
forgiveness for being naughty,
and promised to be such a good
little boy.
"You are generally good,
Willie, and I believe God has a
work for you to do. You are
not so studious and kind-spirit
ed for nothing, and I have just
prayed for the Lord to send his
guardian angels . to keep you
and lead you in tho good way."
Theii Willie wept, "Oh, dear,
car auntie! your prayer is an
swered." The child then loid
his dream, and when done, his
checks were wet with a flood of
tears from other eyes than his
own. That was a solemn bed
room that evening. It seemed
that sisters from two worlds had
mot besido one little form, and
that heaven, had touched the
earth near that memorablo spot.
0ne4 moro tho room is still,
aud a heavy breathing might be
heard upon, the pillow.
"Husband, I believe Ood
has chosen that boy for some
noble purpose" " Oh, you are
always fixing up some great end
for every one; I suppose Ood
has chosen him to ho what we
mako him, and I am resolved
that I nm not going to make a
niggar of myself. Wo havo no
children of our own, and I in
tend to do by Will just as if he
was niy
own child, and learn
bim to do what I want: II
have no lazy doings and trying
to get out of work about me;
It would ruin the lad."
" But, come," interrupted the
wife, " I have just been to Wil
lie's room, and prayed over him,
and he told me that he had
been to sleep, and that he saw
Mary; and when he told nie
all about it, my prayer was an
swerea, ana i lelt that 1 was
nearer heaven and God than
had ever been before."
"Pshaw, that was nothing
but a child's dream."
" But, Mr. Lorenzo, you don't
know much about that boy;. he
lias the tendered heart. I ever
knew Qf, and weAou al-gjio
and 'eate'TeiTalone'elilway's
reads the Bible to me, and talks
about being good, and how he
hopes to be useful and honora
" Well, now Sarah, please go
to sleep, and we will hear more,
and know more about these
whims when we are not quite
so sleepy, and it's not so late.
You staid out so long that
have been to sleep, and your
feet are as cold as ice. Oh,
dear, it must be near mid
" I fear, husband, that unless
you act a little more kindly to
ward the poor and dependent,
that j'ou will make midnight in
at least one poor heart."
mi i i i
mere, tue roosters are
crowing, it's 12 o'clock. Let
us go to sleep."
" Well, I will, but I have
something strange to tell you
in the morning."
English Sleeping Cars.
For the first time in the his
tory of the country a sleeping
car was run on a British railway
in the month of February, 1.873
No one will be surprised to
learn that the affair was vastly
inferior to those in such general
use in America. Tho London
JVews gives a description of the
single car in general use : it is
thirty feet long, about half the
length of a " Pullman sleeper."
One end is devoted to a luggage
compartment, the other to an
ordinary second-class compart
ment. The part devoted to
sleeping arrangements is eigh
teen feet in length, in two sa
loons, each giving accomodation
to three passengers. Thero is
apparently no partition or cur
tains bctweeu the bods, so that
unless there is a party of three
to tako a compartment, ono or
more of the hods must bo unoc
cupied, provided tho travelers
are at all particular about their
sleeping companions. The most
singular thing about this single
sleeping-car, owned by a com
pany that opperates more than
eight hundred miles of railway,
is, that it ia not proposed to run
it regularly, but only when it
has been specially bespoken.
It is interesting to learn that
tho doors of the cars open in
such a way that the occupant
of cither bed may go out with
out stopping over anybody;
but t(f do so, ho is obliged to
dismount at tho foot of hia own
bed, as tho three mattrossas
touch each other at the side
and fill up the whole space bo
tweou the sides of the car.
A remarkablo woman upon a
remarkable errand has lately
been in St. Louis, according to
published letter before us.
Her name is Miss Gilbert; her
mission, the collection of libra
ries for county jails. Although
stranger, she has succeeded
by her energy, persistence, and
power in gathering a library of
eighteen hundred volumes for
ho bf. J,o(ui3 prison, which was
formally openod a few evenings
since with ceremonies worthy
tho occasion.
From the New York News.
The Crash—the Reason and Meaning
The Crash—the Reason and Meaning of it.
' This " crash.'! will, wo think,
bring about the " consummation
devoutly to be wished," which
shall put a stop to that system
by which a sharp parcel of
sharp men open office, put up
tho imposing sign of " bankers,"
thiis.profesing to be lenders of
their own money, when, in fact,
it is in most cases only a scheme
to get other people's money, to
lend for their own profit at oth
er pIes expense'. To take
the most striking example and
the erjS most highly spoken of,
EisJotUlaicl . These gentle-
mcvVVit'. praised to. the skies'
for '"BeflTng" ftrty 'mifiiofl s "of
Central Pacific bonds, and mil
lions of Chesapeake & Ohio
Railroad bonds, and not specu
lating on their own account;
while the truth is, they did
speculate wholly on their own
account and for their own sole
profit, at the sole risk of their
depositors or lenders, to whom
they gave not one cent of secu
rity. They were lucky enough
with the Central Pacific, and
made much profit with their
customers' money and at their
customers' risk, but had thero
been a loss then, their custom
ers would have lost. The whole
banking system as carried on
by Fisk & Hatch and others, is
simply a game with their cus
tomers, in which the result is,
"heads, Fisk and Hatch win ;
tails, the customers lose."
When will people learn the
folly of placing their funds with
" bankers,"who promise " inter
ests on deposits," but without
securities to depositors ? which
means in plain and truthful lan
guage, lend us your money and
we will, speculate with it,
lending to railroads and oth
ers on terms profitable to us, if
they pay us we will pay you.
Now, if " Fisk & Hatch " in
stead of putting up a sign of
bankers and asking loans with
out security, were to go to any
oi uieir customers ana psk a
loan, they would be required
and would expect to give secu
rity, and would be glad also to
allow a larger interest. Whv
should the sign "banker,"
dispense with these precau
tions ? All these bankers, with
but a few exceptions, are simply
sharks doing business for their
own sole profit at the sole risk
of their silly customers.
Great sympathy is expressed
for Fisk & Hatch, but it is whol
ly misplaced ; sympathy is due
their customers, who are embar
rassed or ruined by the refusal
of Fisk & Hatch to make the
necessary sacrifice to pay their
customers. If any of the de
positors with Fisk & Hatch had
borrowed of them, had " taken
deposite of them paying inter
est," this firm would havo re
quired ample security; and if
such depositor 'and borrower
should fail to pay on tho instant,
he would not be allowed to sus
pend, and havo his securities
kept until they could bo profita
bly sold; but Fisk & Hatch
would remorselessly 6ell if it
should beggar tho customer and
borrower. Now tho rule
should work both ways. In
the first instance, Fisk & Hatch
havo in thoir own hands and
power security to enforce their
claim ; tho customer, moro gen
erous, trusted to tho honor of
Fisk & Hatch to sell their own
securities to pay punctually tho
customer. This reliance on
the honor of this house has
proved to bo a broken reed
which ha3 pierced tho truster.
Fisk & Hatch have suspended
whdlit' tho expense of their
confiding customers it is their
money, and not the money of
Fisk & II itch, which is tied up ;
is the customers of Fisk &
Hatch who are embarrassed for
want of their own money. Fisk
& Hatch can well afford to wait
with patient resignation, at their
customers' cost. Fisk & Hatch,
f they should do unto their
customers as they would have
their customers to do, they
would have raised, by sale or
otherwise, at whatever cost, mon
ey to pay their customers until
evrry dollar of their means
should be exhausted. Tlds, is
what honor and honesty ijnpera'
tivclg demand. They make im
mmse' profit from the" usi of
their customers' money ia ad
vance to railroads, and' - now
th'ey suspend, wholly at- cost of
then- eustonrertfana to the" ruin
of many, in order not to sacri
fice their great gains in the
use of customers' capital.
Culture and Faith.
There is no more forlorn
sight than that of a man highly
gifted, elaborately cultivated,
with all the other capacities of
his nature strong and active,
but those of faith and reverence
dormant. And this, be it said
is the pattern oi man in which
culture, made the chief good
would most likely issue. On
the other hand, when it as
sumes its proper place, illumed
by faith, and annimated by de
vout aspiration, it acquires a
dignity and depth, which of it
self it cannot attain. In
word, it ceases to bo self-isola
ted, and seeks to communicate
itself as widely as it may. So
culture is transmitted from an
j ii i i i ...
intellectual attainment into a
spiritual grace. This seems the
light in which all who are ad
mitted to a higher cultivation
should learn to regard their en
dowments, whatever they be.
Principal Shairp.
A Critic.
Dr. Willets, lecturing in Bos
ton the other night, told a droll
story of himself. He said that
at one time, when he was a
connoisseur in bird-stuuinjr, he
used to criticise other people's
bird-stuffing severely. Walking
with a gentleman one day, he
stopped at a window where a
gigantic owl was exhibited.
"You see," said the Doctor to
his friend, " there is a magnifi
cent bird utterly ruined by un
skillful stuffing. Notice the
mounting ! Execrable, isn't it?
No living owl ever roosted in
that position. And the eyes
are a third larger than any owl
ever possessed." At this mo
ment the stuffed bird raised one
foot and solemnly blinked at
his critic, who said verv little
moro about stufled birds that
There never was anything
like the snake, tho story of
which comes from Peoria. A
gentleman discovered an enor
mous serpent stretched at
length upon the grass in the
garden of a friend. He instant
ly procures an ax and bravoly
attacks tho elongated reptile,
speedily dividing him into about
twelve pieces. This done, he
expected to come in for the
laurels appropriate to such a
herculean performance, but he
didn't much,for snake turned out
to bo a garden hoso which had
not been properly hung up af
ter use. The courace of tho
gentleman is just tho same, hut
how is ho to make a censorious
world believe it to bo so ? ,
A MAN who was discovered
asleep among a lot of tomb
stones in a stonecutter's . yard,
said, on being awakened, that
ho had como in to buy a monu
ment for himself, and having
picked outgone, made up his
mind ho would try it one night
beforo purchasing.
Children's Column.
Lending a Pair of Legs.
Sometimes we ask people to
"lend a hand," and sometimes
we hear them say "lend me
your eyes." Here is a story
about a boy who lent a pair of
legs just to accommodate.
Some boys were playing . at
base' ball; in a pretty shady
street. Among their number
was a lame little fellow seem
ingly about twelve years old
a pale, ' sickly looking child ;
supported on two cruefces, and
who evidently found much dif-
finlrtir lYi.iitiUrinrt'
even 'w
su"bh assistance?"'"
Tho lame boy wished to join
the game ; for he did not seem
to see how much his infirmity
would be in his own way, and
how much it would hinder tho
progress of such an active game
as base ball.
His companions, good-natur
edly enough, tried to persuade
him to stand one side and let
another take his place ; none of
them hinted that he would be
in the way, but they all object
ed for fear ho would hurt him
"Why, Jimmy," said ono at
last, "you can't run, you knoAV."
"Oh, hush 1" said another
the tallest boy in the party
"Never mind, I'll run for him,
and you can count it for him,"
and ho took his place by Jim
my's side prepared to act. "If
you were like him," he said to
the other boys, "you wouldn't
want to be told of it all the
How many times loving
hearts will find a way to lend
their powers and numbers to
the aged, the poor, the sick and
the weak. They can thus say
with Job, "I was eyes to the
blind, and feet was I to the
lame." And if thev lend hon-
othing, the Lord will
reward their faithfulness with
his blessing. The Little Christian.
Screaming for Nothing.
.Little jane lirant was not a
good girl, for she told stories,
and .because she told stories she
was always being scolded. So
that not only she w as a bad
girl, but, like other bad people,
she was not happy. And more
than this, she would cry out
anu scream when there was
really no cause for her doing
so. If a poor harmless fly
alighted on her arm she would
scream. If her little brother
contradicted her she would
scream. If her little baby sis
ter would not give her a toy she
wanted, Jane would scream,
and fo she would for other tri
vial causes.
At first her mamma or the
servants usod to run out to see
what was the matter when they
heard Jano 6cream, but at last
thy used to take no notice of
her, but let her scream.
After that little Jane used to
scream very much less. The
dog, fortunately, had not hurt
her much, and the lesson, al
though a terrible one, certainly
did her a great deal of good.
If she had not been screaming
for nothing the dog would not
have sprang at her- so fiercely ;
and if she had only screamed
when she had somethiug to
scream for, she would have met
with speedy assistance.
I dare say you have all read
Of the shepherd boy who used
to cry wolf when there was no
ivolf; the wolf camo. Then tho
men refused to listen to him,
and the wolf killed the sheep,
I 1 A. ' i ml t
uu uau io. guaru. ims uoy
and little Jano were very much
alike ; but we hope you know no
other ' naughty littlo
boy or
girl who give false alarms 1
General News.
Aristotle says there is ono
thing" . which . Ood . cannot
change, and that is yesterday.
Nurture . your mind ; with
great thoughts. To . believe in
the heroic makes heroes. ,
Without calmness it is utter
ly impossible to show forth con
sistent action. .. , ;
A Missouri railroad is said
to own seven Senators, . but
it does not pay any dividends
on them.
' The custom of throwing, rice
after a bride is Chinese.' ,Tho
custom- of throwing loot jack
after her is English.-
Love is ownership. We own
whom we love. The universe
is God's because He loves.
The stream oflife forks ; and
religion is apt to run in one
channel, and business in an
other. When a noble life has pre
pared old age it is not the de
cline that it recalls, but the first
days of immortality.
It is said that "time cuts
down all, both great and small."
How about the provision and
grocery bills ?
No matter how amiable a
lady may be, savs the New
York Mail, fashion demands
that she shall appear ruffled in
A bachelor at a banquet in
Pottsville, Penn., gave the fol
lowing toast : "Tho women and
coal of Schuylkill county 0,
how desolate would the fireside
be without them l"
"Who dat hit me ? Where's
uai lantern i were tne excla
JJ.l i. OM II
mation of an astonished Elmira
darkey after being 1 thrown
something like a hundred feet
by a locomotive.
Landlady (to a new boarder)
"Will you take your beef
steak rare or well done?"
"Well done, if you please, for
it was too rare that I got at my
former boarding-house."
If you take every little slight
that is given you, you will be
kept in a constant worry, and
be very unhappy. Go ahead,
do right, and the world will
soon let you alone.
Knowledge begins with the
particular, is endless and
formless, can never bo compre
hended, or at least but dreami
ly, and thus remains exactly
the opposite of faith.
Eighty-eight girls have en
tered Michigan University for
the next year. Of these, forty-'
two go to the academic depart
ment, thirty-seven to the medi-'
cal, and the rest aspire to the
: it.-:
If some people we know, ire. ,
as sensitive and "touchv" in
mo uext worm as in this, the
devil will havo a gay old time '
with them. He'll be delighted.
ii i ....
Peculiar Qualities of Ice.
In addition to the fact that"
ice is lighter than watr, there
is another curious quality aD-
pertaining to it which many
persons do not perhaps know-
viz., its purity. V lump of ice
meltod will become pure, dis-.
tilled water. Water in freezing
turns out of it all that is not
watei? salt, air, coloring-mat
ter and all impurities. Frozen
sea-water makes fresh-watei;
ice. If you freeze a basin ot
indigo-water, it will make ice
clear and white like that made
of pure rain-water. When tho
cold is very sudden, those for
oign matters have no time by
rising or singing, and are thus
entangled with tho ice, but they
do not form any part of it

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