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-News amoille e A WEEKLY JOURNAL. DEVOTED TO THE POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL AKD DOMESTIC INTERESTS OF LAMOILLE COUNTT. OL. IV. NO. 38. HYDE PARK, VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1880. WHOLE NO. 194. " Yes." .ood above the worlil, world spurt, . -.' drooped b.r happy eyn, -. ftJ the throbbing pulae . r bappy heart. moonlight tell abore her, r soerel to discover, " the moonbeams kissed her hair, ' i iiongh no human lover I his kiieet there. lk up, brown eyes," he said, " A.nd answer mine, i up those silken fringe., .at hide a bappy light, Almost divine." ho jenlooa o.oonlight driltod ) the finger hall nplilted, Where shone the opal ring ilie oolora danced and .hilttd Oa the pretty ohangtiul thing. ist the old, old story, Ot light and shade, 3ve, like the opal tender, ke it, ana) be to vary Mas be to lade. ist the old, tender story, ist a glimpse ot morning glory, In an earthly paradise, 'iih shadowy reflections, Ins ptiit of sweet blown eyes. rown ; a mail migl.t well To proadto win! (ifiD. t hold his image, hot, nn nr silkon lashes, Q.i'.y it- shut him in. h, g!i. 1 yes look together, 'or Li dark stormy weather, Grows to a tuirer thing, i'h eo young eys look upon, Tl.ii' :a a slender wedding ring. Temple Bar. IE MILLER'S WILL. ' " rl row is a spot that everyboly !i, but no one knows it better than nby, the famous solicitor, le meeting him only on legal busi- Bsider him a dry, cautious mani re disposed to question than an or pass an opinion ; but at his own , wliere I have seen him at times, rcrj different. If on a quiet evea ;.ete are only a comfortable pair, most, a trio of friends present, y unbends, and at once becomes ost genial and frank of hosts. He 'il mstiyjstriries ol his curious ex ices and difficult cases. -otit the neatest and mo it curious if fraud I ever handled," he said, ia connection with a testy old client ie, a miller by trade. He had d daal of moiney, and didn't know to do with it. Tlie man's name 3tokes Matthew Stokes, ne day he called upon tee, and said 'anted to ask my opinion upon matter, but I soon found he had up bis minn what to do, and the g my opinion was only his way of lg me to carry out his ideas. He into his story with great energy Jttternejs. He was worth thou i he said that I knew all in 3, and 1 bis only heir was his liter, an only child, who had ag ited him by eloping, and marrying f his clerks, nam ed Morley. ' The ; was one of those good-looking per snappers, the old man said, passion. 'Never could see any ; in him but impudence and talk d of cleverness that would have d to make him a good showman she thought him' heavenly ; and they got to love each other, as he if his impudence didn't write to asking aie to give him my daughter irriagel ' I gave him his notice at and a fortnight's vages ; but that t cure the silly girl. She took to us; and melancholy'. One day I "found that Bhe had 1 and the next, ho sent me word ibeywcn married. I felt it nwfully. i yon, and could huve killed him if aet Lira that day, and her too, al . They're miseral lv poor, that's wmfort, though he' t in a place and copying at night, attd they've some ren and tots of trouble; so I ought i happy if I aint. Put here's the er. I'm getting old, and my doctors I might, be taken eff suddenly, so I i you to make my will, strong and as you can make it, doing her out s least uharice of getting my money ;tinj her off with a shilling, a3 it is S flag yon have no other relations thorn you care, do I understand you the money left to charities P' Isaid, iking my task over well, for I had subs thiit if the poor daughter had there, ahe could have given quite rorent look to the love story. To charity P No, hang charity,' he i with a snort. ' I want it all given Jsiiry Gunson, a cousin of mine Lhe eU, I don't care twopence two, and know little about him, but nee did me a kindness. It's all the a to me who gets the money, so as don't get it. See?' E did see perioctly, but thought I Id try to alter his determination, for ie thing displeases me more than an , it is to be the means of carrying ension and hatred beyond the grave. Id he not, instead of trying to crush young man who had married his ,'.'er, liy to lift him up P From his t a itht it appeared that he Was a i-working diligent fellow, toiling I lor hi- wife and children. What o e.mVi a father wish for his son-in- P In a word, I tried to pour oil n v -sers, but I might as well I i 'it upon fire. The fury of cut i.. -,i Increased, and was even 'i' "i ,j trie when I pointed out that 1 -J circles the cousin, Henry Gun son, of whom be bad spoken, was looked upon with strong suspicion, ow ing to an ugly bankruptcy case with which I hid to do. He rem lined un moved. " 'I tell you it's all the came to me who gets it.' he persisted. ' It's nothing to me whether the man's good or bad. Disobedience in children must be pun ished, and I can't do better than enrich my own cousin.' " Finding him eo firmly resolved, I promised to have a draft ot his will pre pared, and to send it to him for perusal by my confidential clerk, which was done the following week. The wit nesses were clerks of my own. When signed, I was about to place It with the other papers connewV. with his bus iness, but the old man snappishly told me that he meant to keep that himself, and accordingly it was handed to him. "Two or three years passed, during which time I made large and frequent investments for him, but no further mention was made of his will. One morning I received a note from his housekeeper, telling of his somewhat sudden death, and shortly after reading the note I was called upon by the cousin, Henry Gunson. "lamagood udgeof facesanddisliked the man the moment I saw him . He was not a hypocrite, and made no show ol sham grief at the death of his relative ; on the contrary, he smiled, and ap peared perfectly jubilant at the stroke of good fortune. " ' You have heard,' he said, ' I be lieve, of my cousin's death, and I came here because he onoe told me that, three or fjur years since, you had drawn up a will in my favor.' "All this was natural enough, but there was something in the man's man ner that made me study his face closely. It seemed to me that under an appear ance of simplicity Le was playing a deep game. Yet what gamo could he be playing P I was forced to dismiss the t hought, and turn my attention to bu: iness. " ' it is true that Mr. Stokes did in struct me to draw up such a will, but he did not in rust the keeping of the document to me,' I answered. ' I have the draft of it, and that is all.' "The man looked startled, but the looli was not one of genuine surprise, and only made me suspect him more strongly than ever. " ' Where in the world can the will be, then P' he said. ' Perhaps you couid go out with me and take charge , of things, and see if it en be found P ' " This was said with a curious look into my face, as if he had been saying to himself, ' I wonder if ho suspects me P ' and, contrary to my usual practice, 1 resolved to go in person instead of send' ing a clerk. " A cab which he had kept in waiting took us to the house, in which we found tin' nurse who had attended the old man in ins last illness, and an elderly woman wo had acted as his housekeeper. The nurse was not so stupid as many old fashioned nurses, and took occasion, during a momentary absence ot Gunson, to draw me aside and say, ' I hope the old man's money won't go to that man. He was here ever so often beforo Mr. Stokes died, and they quarreled hot, I can tell you.' " 'What did they quarrjl about P ' I asked, with much interest. " ' I think that man asked ior money, for I heard hiin say : '1 shall be vuined if I cannot pay.' I did not hear all that was said, but it was bitter while it lasted, and the old man had me in with a fearful ring of the bell, and told me to show that villain out.' '"I saw murder in his eye,' he said, ' and not a p enny of my money shall he ever finger. I wish I kr.ew where my poor girl lives. She should have it all, poor thing.' Then he ordered me out of the room, an I heard him shuffle across to the fire, and when I came back I could see he had burned something in the fireplace which, I believe, sir, was tae will.' "No doubt the old man's days had been shortened by the excitement from these frequent quarrels. When a man of no moral principles, like Gunson, is given an interest in another's death, it is not at all unlikely that he will try to hasten the removal of all that stands between him and a fortune especially when he thinks it can be don6 without danger of discovery. I felt, however, as the man rejoined me, a thorough repug nance to him, and was very near telling him not to trouble to look for the will, as I had reason to believe that it had been destroyed, but I conquered the eeling as well as I could ; and, indeed, I had no evidunce to prove that the will had been destroyed. " The housekeeper then showed us a trunk in which old Stokes had kept all his papers. I opened it, and at the top I found a little packet of letters from his daughter. I glanced at one; it was full of sorrow and tenderness, asking so ear nestly if she might show him their boy. The letter went on : ' We Cill him Mat- hew, father; and when we were without bread the little fellow said he would como to you ani ask for some for mother. He was sure you would not say no; but now my dear husband has work, and although it would not be to beg we should come, yet I do want, dear father, to see you once more.' Over the next few words the ink had run, or the paper had got so wet that I could not read them. Perhaps if the miller bad been alive he could have told us how this happened. " I folded up the letter, and turning suddenly to Gunson, who bad been look- ng over me, I saw a sardonic smile on bis face, which did not improve my opinion of him . We went over all the papers, but could not find the will. "Just as I was about to close the trunk. Gunnison said i ' We have not looked in the pocket inside the lid.' I did so, and to my surprise came upon a folded paper, which appeared to be the will, or so exact a copy of it that I was not prepared to deny its identity. It was written on a kind of paper that I have used for that purpose for half a lifetime, and the writing was unmistak ably that of a clerk of mine named Peter Chipps. The signatures, too were all right, so far as I could see, but yet I had a doubt. I caught myself taking the valuable paper out of my pocket and scanning it closely when Gunson was not by, as if half expecting the senseless paper to reveal some subtle treachery. I got back to my office as soon as pos sible, and read the will carefully through; then I hunted up the original draft, and found that it agreed perfectly- " For some two or three days the mat ter stood over, for I was called out of town on urgeit business, but the morning of my return I was told that an old woman the nurse to Matthew Stokes had called to see me durine my absence. She would not leave any message, but said she would call when I returntd to town. That day as I was leaving the office the nurse came, full of apology, and hoping I should not think any the worse of her for what she had to tell me. 'You know,' she said. I told you that I believed Mr. Stoke burnt his will, and my reasons for thinking so is this. When he was asleep I picked out two little bits of paper from the ashes, and I kept them in my pocket ever since, and here they are.' 'Hastily taking them from her, I could see from thexe scraps that it must have been the will that Matthew Stokes destroyed, for they read : 1 My real and personal Henry Gunson the testator in his presence and in ' ' I compared the scraps of paper with the copy found in the trunk, and it was without doubt in the sr.me handwriting. would have turned to the clerk, whose name stood first as a witness, but he was dead ; or to the one who had written and witnessed the original wii), and who, at this moment, I felt sure must know something ot this traud, but he bad gone to drink a year or two before, and I had been reluctantly compelled to part with him. I asked if any one had his address, and by a strange coin cidence a letter had come from him that very day to one of my clerks, asking him to Call, for he was very ill. The moment I got that I started off for Pe tor's lodgings in a cab. I found him in bed, evidently in a rapid consumption, and had only lo hold up the forged will and say significantly, 'How on earth did you come to do this,' to make the blood leave his face. He would not confess, however, until I gave him a pledtie that he would not be punished for his share in the forgery, and that was more than I could take uponme to promise, so I ictt him, and made my way to the miserable home of the Mor leys in Golden lane. By miserable I don't mean unhappy, but poor. When I was admitted to the house I found they occupied two rooms on the second floor. The heiress of Stokes' large for tune was busy on her knees before the fire, toasting bread lor her husband's tea, and her own rosy cheeks at the same time, and Morley himself seated in a corner of the room, writing with a swift hand at the law papers he spent his evenings in copying. Mrs. Mor- cy was quite a young thing, and so good-looking that I could scarcely be lieve her the daughter of my deceased client. ' When I told them of the death of old Matthew Stokes any one would have thought they had lost their kindest friend. His daughter was overcome with grief. I assured her that from what I had heard, her father had for given her, and that if be had known their address he certainly would have set. t to them. Both listened breathlessly to my story, and then, when I gave my opinion thnt nothing now could stand in the way of her inheriting her father's wealth, she simply went up to her hus band, clasped him in her arms and kissed him, and then burst into tears. But when I spoke of prosecuting her father's cousin she, with the true ten derness and tact of a woman, said : ' No ; my poor father would not have dis graced a relative, even though he de served it. Perhaps if you wrote to him telling him what you have discovered he will trouble us no more.' " It was hard to let the rascal slip, but I wrote to Gunson accordingly, and if my pen bad been dipped iu acid, I could not have written stronger. He needed no second dose. Without even having the politeness to reply, he was off to America by the quickest route, fearing every inch of the way, I expect, that the police were in his wake. I got the whole details ot the plot out of Peter Chipps, from which it appeared that Gunson no sooner discovered that his cousin had really burned the will form' erly executed in his favor, then he sought out my late clerk as a fitting tool to produce a duplicate from the draft. The price given was a mere trifle some 5 or 6; but Peter had re solved to bleed his employer without mercy the moment he got possession of Hhe old man's money, by the names of forged document. Peter was dying when he made the confession, but Mrs. Morley was at hit house next day, and took the poor fellow 1 breavh away by telling him she would see that his wife and children were well cartd for. The stricken man stared at her some moments in dead silence, and then he feebly snatched at ber hand and burst into tears. He ot nldnt speak, but the sim ple gesture said more than a thousand words could have conveyed. ' Mrs. Morley Las not been spoiled by her good fortune. She is the same lov ing and generous-hearted woman that she was in poverty. She declares to this day that she is not a whit more happy in her grand house than she was in the two-pair ba k in Golden lane. And I believe she speaks the truth." Words of Wisdom. Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them. Tis an ill thing to be ashamed of one's poverty ; but much worse not to make use of lawful means to avoid it. The reason why so few marriages are happy, is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages. Open your mouth and purse cautiously and your stock of wealth and reputa tion shall, at least in repute, be great. Men are sometimes accused of pride. merely because their accusers would be proud themselves were they in their places. The qualities of your friends will be the qualities of your enemies; cold friends, cold enemies; half friends, half enemies; fervid enemies, warm friends. A good inclination is but the first rude draught ot virtue; but the finish ing strokes are from the will; which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect ; if ill disposed, will by superinduction of ill habits quickly deface it. Gluttony is the source of all our in firmities, and the fountain of all our diseases. As a lamp is choked by a superabundance of oil.a fire extinguished by excess of fuel, so isthe natural health of the body destroyed by intemperate diet. Oa the surface' of lakes Lb it I have seen, just so long'as the wind blew there was nothing' but a great black rough ness; but when the wind went down, and the water was tranquil, then all the stars of heaven were reflected in it. So in the tumults in this life, in ihe thunder of auger, la the strife of Wy and pas sion, men's hearts are so disturbed that the divine influences fail to reflect them selves therein. Effect of Tea on the Skin. If you place a few drops of strong tea upon a piece of iron, a knife blade, for instance, the tannate of iron is formed, which is black. If you mix tea with iron filings, or pulverized iron, you can make a fair article of ink. If you mix it with fresh human blood, it forms with the iron of the blood the tannate of iron. Take human skin and let it soak for a time in strong tea, and it will be come leather. Now, when we remem ber that the liquids which enter the stomach are rapidly absorbed by the venous absorbents of the stomach, and enter into the circulation and are thrown out of the system by the skin, lungs and kidneys, it is probable that a drink so common as tea, and so abundantly used. will have some effect. Can it bo possi ble that tannin, introduced with so much liquid-producing respiration, will have no effect upon the skin? Look at he tea-drinkers of Russia, the Chinese, and the old women of America, who have so long continued the habit of drinking strong tea. Are they not dark-colored and leather-skinned P tiooge-Ttaisiig In England. Of all poultry breeding, the rearing of the goose in favorable situations is said to be the least troublesome and the most profitable. It is not surprising, there fore, that the trado has of late years been developed enormously. They will live, and to a certain extent, will thrive, on the courses of grasses, though of courso if birds are to bo brought to market in good condition they must be treated to something more than coarse grass. The fattening of geese has now become an established industry in some parts of the country. London News. When a man wants to enlist in the army ot China his courage is subjected to a very unusual test. The recruiting officer places the candidate in a chair and proceeds to extract a tooth, and the conduct of the patient under this ordeal is said to decide the question as to his fitness for the military service of the empire. If he howls and jumps up and down he is pronounced unfit; but if be smiles and exhibits generally a feeling cf satisfaction he secures a permanent plase in the ranks. The Vice-President's receipt to the messengers bringing the electoral votes ot the States reads as follows : " Re ceived of , claiming to be a messenger to deliver the same, a sealed package purporting to contain a certifi cate ol the vote given for President and Vice-President of the United States .by the electors of the State of ; alleged to have been eleoted November the 2d, 1880." ' The State of New Jersey offers $30 to every free publio school in the State with which lo start a library, upon oonditlon that the district raises as much more. And f 10 added yearly upon the tame condition. THE DEAD OF 1880. r.opl. Not. wit Ust. up ilia uhsst th. Put Year. JAXUAK f. S Hishop Gilbert Haven, of the M '.hod ist Episcopal church, M tMcn, Mass., 59. ...10. Frank Les lie, we i-known newspaper publisher; New York; 69.... 14. Frederick Due; of Schle-iwig-IIolatcin; Germany; 5;....H Ddke Antoine deGramont, French diplomat) France; 6J....S0; Jules F.ivre, etnm"nt French states mm and republican senator; Paris. 71. ...M. Comnioilore Homer C. HIkUp; Now fork; 51. FKBUUaIIY. 5. Adolph E Borie.Gen eral Gram's first secretary ot the navy 5 Washington; 70. ...in. AdolpheCre m eux, life-senator of the French re public; Paris; 84. Major-G rneral W. B. Tibbitts. of the Federal army; Troy, N. Y.; 43. Constantine Bru nidi, celebrated tresco painter; Wash ington, D. 0. ; 75 ... 25 Gnreral Car los Bjturfield, veteran of the Mexi cm Wiir; Washineton. I). C. ; 66.... 28. Hon. Charles D. Collin, member of the Twenty filth Congress; Cincin nati, Ohio; 70. MARCH. 1. Surgeon-General William Maxwell Wond, U. S. N.; O wing's Mills, Md.; 72.... 7. Judge W. H. Hayes, of Ketituckv Federal court; Louisville; 59.. ..17. Thomas Bell, English scientist; Londoa; 87. ...19. Mi.j r-(ieneal Hector Tyndall; Phil adeli hia; 69. ...21 Mrs. Muy Apnea Fleming, novelist; Brooklyn.... 28. A.R Corbin, General Grant's brother-in-law and founder Si. Louis Olobe Demo'rt t; Jersey City. N. J.; 71.... 31. Ltivmi'i Goodell. female lawyer: Janesville, Wis. AI'RlL-6. R ar-A.lmital Henry K. Tliatohcr, retired United States naval officer; B.iston, M ss ; 74. ...8. Mrs. Lydia Dickinson, widow of United States Senator Diekins. n: New York city; 71 11. Hot. William H. Howard, governo".: Dakota; Wash ington, D. C 14 Rev. Dr. Samuel Osgood, dislinguUhi'd American cler gyman and nutlior; New York city; H. ... 10. Ed ward V. H. Kenealy, M. P. and counsel for Tichburne claimant; England; 61.... 23. diaries De Young.eieninr proprit tor San Fiancisi o UhntmcU San Francisco-, 35 MAY. 9. M ijo -Gen.JSamuel P. Heiutz-t-1 man, li tiicil Uaited -States army officer: Washington, D. C. ; 75. ...9. Hon. George Brown, leading Cana dian politician and editor Toronto OUbef Toronto.... 14. Hon. Sanford K. Church, chief justice New York touit of appeals; Alb.tny, N. Y. ; 65 ....19. Ex Governor Ilem'v S. Footc, Huperintendcnt United S ales mint at New Orleans, and at one lime a prominent Southern politician ; Nash ville, Tenu. ; 8J....30. Richard B. Connolly, ex-cnmptroihr ot New York city, and member of Tweed ring; Marseille?, France; 70. JUNE. 3. Eoipress of Russia; St. Pe tersburg; 6i. Colonel J. C. Auden rijd, United Stales array: Washing ton, D. C....0. John Brougham, dra matic author and actor; New York city; 70.... 8. Charles W. Willard, ex-member of Congress; Montpelier, Vt.: 53....11. Ex-United States Sena tor James Ashton Bavard ; Wilming ton, Del.; 81.... 15 Henry A. Board man, D. D., distinguished Presby ti riau minister and writer; Philadel phia; 72.... 19. General John A. Sut ter, on whose farm in California gold wus fir-t found: Washington, D. C; 7'. ...22. Geo. Merriam, well-known publisher; Springfield, Mass.; 78.... 2b. J. B. Oraohundro, better known ai " Texas Jack," noted scout ; Lead villc. Col. JULY -4. George Ripley, L.L. D., literary editorNuwYork TribimeJSew Yorkciiy, 78 ....0. General Willinm L. Morris, veteran of the war of 1812, Bergen Point, rJ. J., be; Pierce Esun, English author, artist and journalist, L indon, (i6 8. W. T. I'olton, nepbew and private secretary S.imui l J.Tiidc-n, New York city, 52. 12 Tom Taylor, English dra matist, London, 63. ... 11 Hon. John A. Campbell, third assistant secretary of stale, Washington, 45. . . .21). Jacob Brinkerhoff,membprof Twentv-eighth Congress, Manatwld, Ohio; H. Con stantine Herring, founder of homeo pathic school of medicine in the United States, Philad Iphia, 80. AUGUST-General William O. Butler. veteran of the war of 1818, and once candidate for vice-president of the United Stat s; Oarrollton, Ky. ; 89 !). William Bigler, ex-novernor of Pennsylvania suit tx-Unit'd States Sjnatot; ("eartield. J'a ; f0....15. Adeiakl'! Nciison, celet rated English notres ; Paris ; 3J. Lord Stratford do ltedclittv. veteran English diplomatic; London ; i3. . . . 10. E Governor Hcr schel V. J ibnson ; Jelleivon county, Ga.; 68. ...18. Ole Bull, famous vio linist; Bergen, Njrway; 70 20. Judge Henry M. Spofford, Kellogg's opponent for a seat in the United States Senate from Louisiana; R d Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; 58. ...24 General Albert J. Mycr. chief of sig nal service department United States army; Buffalo, N. Y.; 52.... 29. San ford R. Giflord, leadin? American artist ; New York city; 67. . . . 10. Ou ray, chief of the Colorado Ute In dians; Colorado.... 31. Rev. Dr. Wil liam Adams, LL. D., eminent Ameri can minister; Orange, N. J. ; 73. SEPTEMBER. 11. Marshall O. Rob erts, well-known merchant; Saratoga, N. Y ; 66 ; .... 14. Major-General Bush rod, veteran of tho Mexican war and an officer in the Confederate army ; Brighton, III.; 63;.... 18. Ex-UnUed States Senator Lafayette 8. Foster, vice-president with Lincoln; Nor wich, Conn,; 74. ...19. Sir Fitzroy Kelly, lord chief baron of the Eaglish exchequer; England; 84. OCTOBER -4. Jacques Offenbach, celebrated composer of opera boufles; Paris; 01 6. Professor Benjamin Pierce, eminent mathematical profes sor of Harvard college; Boston; 71 12. Captain Hobson, a well known Arctic explorer; Ensrlnnd: ....13. Pelcg Spraguc, ex-United States Senator: ' BMton: 87.... 14. Indian chief Victorio, noted Apaoht; Mexico.... 20. Mrs Lydia Maria Child, prominent American writer; Wayland, Mass.; 78.... 23. Harry B'ckett, English comedian; London. NOVEMBER. 4. Solon Ribinson, well known writer' oa agricultural topios ; Jacksonville, Fla ; 77. . . .10. Co'onol E. L. Drake, pionrer of the petroleum business in Pennsylvania New Bethlehem. Pa. Brigadier-General Richard S. Stteriee, Mexican wai veteran; New York city; 83.... 11. Lucretla Molt, reformer and Quaker preacher; Phi'adelphia; 87. ...18. Brigadier-General Jacob Zailin, cf United States marine corps, Wash ington, D. C ; 70 ...20. J.D. Wil liims, governor of Indiana; Indian apolis: 72.. ..22. Sir AlexaDder Cock burn, F.ng inl'ilord chief jusi'"; Lon don; 78. ..23 James Crai Watson, e ninent. arfoiiouiir, Madison, Wis.; 42.. ..30. "Lieutenant-Governor elect G wi-' B R'binion. ol Colorado; near Leidvi le, Evarts W. Farr. member ol C n?ress; Little, N. H.' 40. DEi'EMBFR 10. Colonel Chapman Biddle, distinguished Philadelphia lawytr; Philade pbiH; 59... .19. Hon. David Christie, once speaker of the Canadian senate; St -Uwrg-, Ontario; 82. S.nator Biithazar Buoneomoagni. eminent, Italian scientist; Turin, Italy; 59. a FOR TllK FAIR SEX. Fashion Not... Linen " bunting." finished with rows of laggotting, is the n;w material for window curtains. Ladies' Btrcet jackets are not bordered with fur, but have collar, cuffs and pocket welts made of it A fur borJcr is thought to detract from the style. Plnsh and brocaded velvet fans come in dark Oriental colors, or in delicate evening Bhades, and are handsomely mounted with pearl or carved ivory. Black basques and colored skirls are the latest combination. Big white buttons on overcoats are among the horrors of the winter. One-half of the lower part of a sleeve is occasionally covered with a netting of jet beads matching a collar and cuff of the same material. Gray silk stockings embroidered in colors for the house, light tints tor re ceptions, and red stockings or those matching the gown for the street, is the rule in Paris. Some of the New York girls must look like small hussars in their red jackets braided with gold. Collar, cuffs and acket fairly glitter with metal, and the effect is decidedly military. Aprons ar,e now shirred across their entire breadth, the fullness between the drawing threads beingpressed into knite plaitings and turned under at the foot to give a full, pullid look. Cashmeres are prettiest trimmed with velvets; cloths, as already said, with velvet or plush, but the prettiest fancy fabrics for trimming fine woolens are those of wool brocaded in tiny silk pat terns. The style is now more fashion able than Pckins. Plaited waists are again fashionable and are often made for indoor wear of material different from the dress. A flannel blouse of this sort is both com fortable and economical, inasmuch as it affords an easy method of utilizing old skirts, the bodies to which are worn out. Ladies who are making whole gowns out of the brocades now sold at half price are informed by Harper's Bazar that the dresses should bo very simple in style, with peasant waists, broad collars, wide belts with sashes, close sleeves, and a full round skirt with no trimmings at the baik. Many of the cloak sleeves are rather short, the lower part being turned back to the depth of ten inches. This gives a bright and stylish effect, as the linings are usually of some gay-colored plush Tin lower elge of tlis mantle no tr, frequently U turned up with a band cf the same, and tho plush is then intro- dui'ecl in the hat trimmings. Spun-silk stockings in solid colors on antique gold and all the lighter fhades f sulphur, cameo, salmon, straw and lemon are among the latest importations in hosiery. There are a'so handsome combinations of pale rose and bright coral, light blue and garnet, dark myrtle green and carnation, mauve and cream, and royal purple and very deli cate lilac. Where Banging Oi-liclualed. It has often been a subject of wonder ment to us where our pretty girls got the notion from of combing their front hair down over their foreheads, and cutting off the ends so as to make the inch and a half of hair which they keep hanging down nearly to their eyebrows and which is irresistibly associated in our min1' with an imperfectly sheared mule's tail. The mystery we solved to our satisfaction last night as we dropped into Dr. Jackson's. The doctor received from New Zealand, yesterday, among quite a variety of ferns and mosses, and other cariosities from that semi-barbar ous land, the pictures of two Maori natives of that country a boy and a girl and the latter had her back hair looped upon the top of her head, and stuck through with white-tipped turkey feathers, and the front hair was hauled down in front, tho ends mingling with the eyebrows. So it is from the New Zealand savages, and not from the North American Indian squaws, ladies, that we copy the fashion. Columbia (S. 0. Register. Klle' Patches. The beauties of the court of Louise the Fifteenth thought they had made a notable discovery when they gammed pieces of black taffeta on tfi'eir cheeks to heighten the brilliancy of their com plcxions. The ladies in England had before adopted patches, in quaint shapes, as of a crescent or coach and orsos. An epigra n was written : if or patches are of every cut, For pimples and for soars ; Here's all the wandering planeta' signs, And some ot the fixed stars ! The coach and horse patch was an es pecial favorite. Anstey, in his satire. " The Bath Guide," enumerates " velvet patches " as among a fine lady's neces sities; but about the beginning of the present century they seemed gradually to fall out ot fashion in fcngiana. HUSOROIN. The candle-wick is np to snuff. Tim 1 of 1000 would be seriously missed. Fund du Lac Reporter. I'm drawing a conclusion," re marked Aminidab, ai Le pulled the cat's tal).fi. L. Adams. There are doctors who could not cure ham if some one did not tint tell what ailed it. Picayune. A Marathon woman has a husband so sharp that she uses him to cat beef with. Marathon Independent. Maiden lady's quotation slightly al tered from an old aphorism: "Where singleness is bliss 'tis folly to be wives." Old Nickelpinch says he has often seen men buck the tiger, but for his part he would rather buckwheat cakes. ifome Sentinel. The fellow who drew the blind man away from the edge of the ditch said he had furnished a fasti ion for the ladies a pull back. Waterloo Observer. We would inform "A Reader "that the term " mind your p's and q's' ' orig inated with the Chinese. It formerly stood : " Mind you teas and queues." The Peruvian dollar is now worth two and a half cents, and the Peru vian who can head a charitable sub scription with fifty dollars is a rarity. A story in three chapters : Chapter I. Jones started a drng store. Chapter II. His cash ran out. Chapter III. Jones followed his cash. Philadelphia Item. A Glasgow paper, describing Mr" Gough's lectures to the fair sex of that city, exclaimed with emphasis : " Three thousand ladies-hanging on the lips of one map ! " Why is it that men always cross a muddy place on their toes and women on their heclsP Rome Sen'inel. To get over to the other side. Bteubenville EcraUl. We never yet came across a genuine Egyptian mummy that appeared in any way to bo in a hurry, yet they are in variably pressed for time . Yonkers Statesman. A new book is out entitled, " Links in Rebecca's Life." Rebecca was probably a sausaee maker's daughter. What an eventful and mysterious life she must have led! When a grocer advertises every va- riety of "raisins" for sale, docs he in clude derricks, pulleys, jack screws, yeast, rope and tackle and that sort of thing P Lamvton. Harvey discovered the circulation of the blood, but a weman was the first to discover how to make it boil by the circulation of her husband's cash. Philadelphia Sun. "Never borrow trouble," raid a hus band to his wife. " Oh. let her borrow it, if she can," exclaimed the next door neighbor; " she never returns anything you know." " What must I do," asked a mean and conceited man of a friend who knew him well, " to get a picture of the one I love most?" "Sit for your own pic ture," was the reply. " Providence helps a man who helps himself," except when he "helps him self " to some one else's properly. Then he has to depend mainly on his legs. Miihlkl iwn Transcrii t. ' Will you take 'em on the half shell P" tsked the agrce:vble oyster opener. "No," said tho stranger, regardless of expense, " whole shell or nothing." New Orleans Picayune. The Detroit Free Pres states that "since a patent medicine firm gave Armstrong Swift, of Rochester, 500 for a new comet, the professor has discov ered that the firm's advertisements are very conspicuous on the fences of the moon." " What train is this ? " asked the be nevolent Mrs. Girdelec, of the gate keeper, as sho was returning from her first visit to the city. " Tuc mail train, madam." "Well, when'll the female train start P I ain't goin' to ride on any of your male trains." MiildUtown Transcript- Moriarty, who had been assaultcdEby Schmidt, appeared against him in a San Francisco police court. " Did lie have a provocation to strike you P" the justice asked. " He may havo had something of the kind concayled about his person, but it was a bri'dc he struck me wid," replied Moriarty. When the cook placed the turkey on the table, upside down on the dish that is wi h its back up the htad of tho house got his back up, too, gave her a withering look nnd almost profanely a9kedi( she 'Vposed he was going to crawl under the table ani eu; a hole up through the plate, to get at the breast of the fowlP" Nnrristown Herald. Some of the washing waters of Paris, which were formerly run into the city sewers, are now collected in casks, and, tie suds being subjected to chemical treatment, the fatty matters are manu factured into toilet soap, made fragrant by the addition of oil of roses. Accord ing to this process a little sulphui io acid is added to tho soap water obtained from washing linen, the whole is then stirred up, and tho fatty matter is al lowed to stand for a few hours when, on its collecting upon the surface of the liquid, it is gathered in casks. Tbere are about 100,000 Chinamen in the United States.