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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.
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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.

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