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JOSEPH K. ROBERTS, ) Editors .
Vol. 5.
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T ER M S V E R Y E A K :
If Pnltl in Advance ** QJJ
If not Pnid In Advance -
To Ministers and Teat* lie pm at l, ; %l J*P rlc f *
Advertisements conspicuously inserted at tne rate
of one Dollar per square for the first insertion, and
Fifty Cents for each subsequent insertion. rJgiit
lines (or its equivalent in space) constitute a sqnare-
A fraction oi a square, when it exceeds a halt, will
be counted as a whrde square—ail under will be
rated as a half. Liberal will be
made with those who wish to advertise by the year ,
but those who advertise by the year. rau*>t confine
their advertisements to their own business. ** au
letters, communications, Arc., should be amiresseti to
Xhe undersigned,
Profession a I Cords.
Dr. Norman B. Scott,
HAVING determined to l.icate in tliD
Town oflers his professional services to
the public. He can he louint at the olfice *>3
his father Dr. Richard .1. Scotr, when not
professionally engaged.
October S—ly.
I , f. MAfißl DER. .1 os. S. WILSON.
tlagnider & Wilson,
Attorney s-af-Law,
iJpper.Mar.boro', P, G- Co., Md.
tßooni ’So.' 34 Guidon Law Bui'dmg, Louisiana
A.tS-,, near 6th St., Washington, D C,
WILL practice in the Courts of Washing
ton City, Prince George's and adjoining
•counties of Maryland and [in the Maryland
■Court of Appeals.
Will lie iu Washington City trflice on r inlay
and Saturday of each week.
March 2,1887—if-
JOSEPH K. 1:011 KllT'. " I 111 A M ST A M.F.'i .
KolirrG A Stanley,
Attorneys atLaw>
HAVING associated themselves in the
practice of Law, offer their professional
services to the public.
They will practice in the Courts of Prune
George's and the adjoining counties and the
■Court of Appeals.
gy Prompt attention given to business.
Jan B—lßß6—ly.
R, B* B. CHEW, Jr-,
Attorney-at-Law ,
Liter Maici.isouu’, P. G. Co.,Md.,
WILL practice in Uie Courts of Prince
George's and the adjoining counties,
and prouipGy attend to all business entrusted
to idle. „
Also repn-seiiling •I- Bhackcllord, gen
eral Insurance Agent, Baltimore.
Jan. Ist 1886— ly.
Attorney and Counsellor at law,
VPV Elt M A It L It olt O', MD.
11. B. B. CHEW,
.A- Honey at Law,
Upper Marlboro ’, P- G. Co., M l.:
WILL practice in the Courts of Prince
George's and the adjoining counties
and the Court of Appeals.
December 23,1881 —ly
Attorney at Ijaw,
Pbixck George’s Countv. Mo.,
WILL practice in the Courts of Prince
George's and adjoining counties. Par
ticular attention given to the collection of
claims, etc. [.I uly 22, 1881 ly
Attorney at Law,
Choniicey Building. No. 31 St..
WILL practice in the Courts of Prince
George's and the adjoining counties.—
Letters addressed to Belts'Uie will receive
prompt attention.
January 3, 187!) —Iv
{late of the Court if Appeals,)
Pit 7AT 7-; PI! El) Ell I(' 77,
Will oractice in the Court of A]!{iea!s ant
iu the Courts of St. Mary’s, Calvert, Amu
Arundel, Prince George's and diaries emu
ies. Office and address, Annapolis, Md.
March 30, 1883— t.t
attorney at Law.
No. 8 Conrtiand Street,
(near Lexington.)
WI L L practice in the Courts of Print-
George’s and the adjoining coanlies -
L- tters addressed to him at Laurel wii: re- tit
prompt atifntioo.
February 10, 1871—if
William I. Hill,
Upper Marlborough;
HAVING resumed the practice of Law iu Hi
per Marlborough, will promptly attend t
any businesseatrusted to his care.
Upper Uariboro’ June 3u, 13ti5—tf
Upper Marlboroueh.
I’rince George’s County. Man’a d.
PITO B ®-^
H ■ ■ Xt Insa ie Persons Kestcrr-J
■ tSd vs? Nerveßestorer
f • <*// Brain Ar N -t-’h DiSPASt- . '*’t
■ INI'‘.LI IBLK it t..ltfit an itrr -r 1. ’ / /.'.r/.V<
S.ty' i n r e . 'l.. !fjt hi ■•..!•: fr.'-
F't jafieuta. they i-.v.n* -src' • ...v).f
r- cive-t. Srn 1 nunc*. I*. ■ ami express .vMrns - f
■i.tffl: te.l to IiK.KI.INh ,u Ar h St .Ph 1 i.leh.hi* I*i.
Honey (o Lii.hi.
in Miin< lo suit, al six per cent
Attorneys at- L up,
n*‘:i 11 tf. rp|M-r Marl ho o Md
<T|)i- tmquircr.
Commission Merchants.
M. 11. MOOKK. J - F - MUDD.
Win. H. Moore & Co.,
Commission pncjiairt?
105 South Charles St.,
Particular attention given to inspection and
sale of TOBACCO, the sale of Grain and ail
kinds of Country Produce.
Dec 25, IS^i—ly.
Louis F. Detrick & Son,
Leaf Tobacco, Grain,
108 S Charles Street,
Mr. R. O. Mullikin will have charge of
all Tobacco consigned to me.
O’Ccnslgnincnts Solicited, and
Liberal Advances Made.
Jan. IS, 1887—ly.
Commission glmlumis,
Corn Seal. Grain, Straw, Seeds.
Cor Prall SI & JHcElderry’*
Oct. 2, 18fc0- —Bin.
K. C. Presstman. John Stokes
J. 11. DORSET!'
Com mission • fterchuHt w,
and WOOI.,
106 S. Charles St..
Baltimore, Mil
Seeds and Fertilizers Always on Hand.
National Union Bank of Maryland ; Arm
, strong, Calor ACo ; John A. Dusbaue A(J
Jan. 16, 1886—ly
Thomas 0. Pi ke & Co.
s Commission Merchants,
110 S. diaries St. Baltimore.
I- LEO H. HAN DEN. formerly Tobacco In
spector, gives his personal attention
to tliis 11;anch.
'j-t 'oiisignments Solicited. IJ-iick Sales and
Prompt Retunut.
Fertilizers 1 tt-i I;tvVii .n Prices to Suit the 1 imes
Cjnality kept up to full .Standard.
VICTOR for Tobacco Cash 835 00 per ton
WAVERLV for Wheal A
e Corn " ; - !l • M1 per ton
- Dissolved Ammoniated
® Bone and Potash 4i * 60 per lon
Wheat and Corn Fertilizer 25 #0 per ton
07*Accepted Drafts at 30 to no Dayseonsi
— deredCasb.
To Responsitile ail Prompt Paying t nsto
mers—on Crop Time without interest.
Victor $-M* P'*f ton
Waverty •> •* “
Dissolved Ammoniated Bone and
Potash “ “
Wheat an-1 t.'orn Fertii-7-*r 30 •• “
,d U has stood ihe test of ten years' trial and
le lias the deserved repniaiion of making Hie Hu
ll- est quality and as much Tobacco as a-ty Fei
tilizer in the market. It does not Hre, but
keeps the Tobacco growing until ripe, curing
nicely. A special Tol-a-vo and Whear Fer
tilizer, good for all crops. *
The WAVEP.LV s|>ecially for Wheat and
Corn. The Dissolved Ammonialed Bone and
5 Potash, and the Wheat and Corn Fertilizer,
here ail prov.-d t tir value for these and all
Our Fertilizers are rieh in crop-producing
elements in the mo.i pet feet combination, and
f we confidently ..Hi-i ihem l< Farmers for good
, c crops, Hoe clover Ik-lds ami |nnaiieni im
pitivenn ut of their lands. Try ttiem.
Orders {solicited.
April B—ly.
! $2, SL.oU and S > pec Pay.
For perstm.** trawling upon buiuei or
pleasure, w.ih rnfuilies, alone, or with pailics of
tourists, the PIIOSI'KIT MHW HOI SE ia
| June 27—tf. M a.nabek axd Clekk.
Hu. 204 im.t 200 West Baltimore Bt.,B.lumor,
Ko. 112 i'dUi Avenue, New York.
,| # Get the Gciiuliiw tJoid Everywbare.
Lansburjf Bro f s Column.
You Can Now Buy Staple
and Seasonable Goods
at Half Their Value.
Read Carefully Each Item.
We bought from the stock of the
well-known Manhattan Importing and
Manufacturing Company, of 40 White
street, New York, who lately failed in
business, at a price that enables us to
offer you good reliable merchandise at
less than one-half of what we could
bay the goods for regularly. It was of
course a cash transaction.
Now wishing to realize our money
out of this as soon as possible and to
make as big a noise as ever was occasion
ed in commercial centres,
350 dozen Ladies' Linen Gape Collars at 6c.
These you usually pay 12£c. for.
350 dozen Ladies’ While Chemisettes, all
sizes, 12J,c. Goods never sold by anybody
less than 25c.
12.000 pairs Suspenders, in white or colors,
at 17c. choice. Goods among these worth from
25c. to 40c.
Ladies Fancy stripe Hose, Up-; worth
200 dozen Children's Solid Co’ored Hose,
lUc. per pair.
800 dozen Children's Solid Colored Ribbed
Hose, c. per pair; 3 pair for 25c.
250 dozen Ladies’ Solid Colored Full Regu
lar Mide Hose, 25c. per pair; usually sold
for 374 c.
15.000 yards Maline Veiling for 3c a veil.
This is all-silk Wiling and in eveiy conceiv
able and desirable shade,
20.000 yards Check Nainsook at Bc. Goods
usually retailed at 12Jc,
5.000 pairs Ladies’ Lisle Thread Gloves, all
sizes, J2ie, per pair; usually sold at 25c.
2.000 dozen Ladies’ Colored Bordered Hem
stitched Handkerchiefs, sc. each,
25.000 yards White Lawn at sc. per yard.
Every yald perfect ; every yard well bleached :
worth Bc. the world over.
50.000 yards Fine Sal teens at 12jc. Sold
eveiy where for 25c. F'lese goods are even
far superior lo the goods we made such a fit
roie with a week ago. .Surpassing in beauty
and design any French goo Is yet shown.
MHiI’T ok town patrons
NOTICE.—We are compelled to ig
nore requests f*>r samples for the above
two items unless a two-cent stump ac
companies such requests. The very
small margin on these materials at the
prices named makes this imperative.
No restriction as to quantity sold.—
Wc bought these goods to sell and do
not wish to dictate to vou what quanti
ty to buy.
. We have stacks of each article enu
merated and are anxious to dispose of
all. Tell everybody of this great sale.
April 1 18-57 ly.
Miscellaneou s Adv t isem cuts
For the Cure of Ct C
Hoarseness, Croup, Asthma, Bron
chitis,Whooping Cough, Incipient
Consumption and for the relict off
consumptive persons in advanced s
stages ot the Disease, tor Sale 1
by all Druggists.—Price, 25 cents. |
September 10, 1 SS(l—ly.
Wliwlrsali 1 and ilcki!
Xu. 11l O'. Cal serf Street,
Bii/miORU Ain
lies/ $ W'hi.sky in tin- City.
Oct. 2, Iss'i— ly.
Cl HE has real, genuine merit. It is this laiih
which has led us to put our money into it so
liberally We have put more into it than money
—money eouhl not buy the fair name we have
■rained by twenty 5 ears of honorable busii.e-s
dealing right hereon Market St., Philadelphia,
and yet sogreat is our faith in the Ktissiati Ithen
nmti'sm Cure that we are willing to stake our re
pulaliotion it as a sate, sysedy and permanent
cure foraU Hheuniatie troubles. Couli we oner
miy belter snar.inty of good l.r.lhV 1 'filers i.e
sides ourselves have b -ted Us merit,, and add
their heartv and tine.iuivocal endorsement.
We send toall who a-k it a pamphlet contain
in much of siieh test inn ny. And yet it yon
have Rheumatism why Mil V.-r one day longer
than i> nee. —v. It >.-tsonly si&Jtu bet me...
and v. idle , : Ve maki: gno your mind to try
it v.jii mijlit be made wall. ’lho
Jin*: cared every Rheumatic sufferer wno lins
given it a. f;*ir trial. It is for you to dcciud
whether or not it *hall cure you.
a ■ *•% jn? /by /If nuul6il,li I c, >d(iitionJii.
PriCO li r ife moio.
One bos ypVt r> - <OvK I None Genuine
does the 1 rfry, w. i without t.ns
business. : UVV Trade-Mark
, „ v ct it >. not to Is' found at the stores. but can
culvD** !;:’! by .-MfloKinr the aiu>ant us above, and
aditr =-siiuft!u* An;* tican rnM-ri* tors,
8 !!>->£? 1 .Tiarfeft *trrer, I'hiladclohia.
April 2, ISSo—ly.
The best Liver i ;
Use for over 100 years, it < uvs u.| b> . ■ s
uatinif from a disordered liver anti n;.i ‘-iv lil:
auch as Bilious Attacks. Malar ~ I'ys: u ia. uu
zineas, Sick-headache,
ula. Erysipelas, Boils, I’inij-iL-s. aiid _• cmale
Complaints. Boinir idea:'.ml 1 * ’•;* it is an ex
cellent remedy for childrt a. J ‘r. . •pi r ottk*.
sample bottle 25 cents. \Ve i. i o mam ;.f uie the
following Victor Remedlt*>: Vi tor u v ,ii Sjtuil
Victor Infant s Relief. Victor IV.in 1 •aun. > idor
Liver pills and Victor I.inim •: f i vi-ry boli.o is
ruarauteed to ifive perfect i*a: - fiction. Ts V une
bottle anti be convinced x*r’ -.\ * • '*’t i
VICTOR KtMtUUN Sole i*r.n^.
Feb. 12, ISSo— IV*1 V*
Spring 'B7.
Finds us ngnln first m tin; ii-di with an
i im noose Stock ol ina!■!. (’ othing
. for Men. Roys’ and children. the result
ol 'is moil tlns ii ird wi tk. cxiensivo ex
perience, amplest 'ii.•'lilies and thorough
r research t.i’ tin; I irk ! o! the At orid. —
We ofl’er the
mb SJ fy .l
very Best
obtainable in Quality. Style and Relia
bility. combined with proverbially lowest
Our immense range begin at ti e very
cheapest depeadal Garments and in
eludes tile iing.rt iabrics made at home
or abroad. Custom 1 department stocked
with hc>t !' I i'll and dm ■ ■ <'! •• Its,
Samples an■■ l:.-r:i.-ii ’n m. uMt fit
ment on applh b"ii turn d tl
ris vi t a. isa \vi:k va’s.
• j hm. vv.’.-v >/;/•;.
I April 1;.
x < )T I c : io.
Ii) EISiONS lia - can
. save a l.li nil o - in. i ; ■ |i>. !. -mg
County I’apcr, w h - ms
to suit for ..!I ycais finin 1574 l<> i- ■ !u
sive I y apply n ; to ih non .. ■ !
J. II S. NASSt’K!;.
Oct. 22 -if. I'pp n Ma Uior.i', >5 !.
The Win 1.-i- - !.■' irt-'.y nI - i.l.
>r 111111 :
lie I, ::i in- to miikc hi.- tic;,i t gin-1.
11,- .1. • i.- t know ho* l:.- M he h i - c 1 U lie 11 1 I
Not . ~i
11. cci.iviio v\tint ,1 , tic tc.-to-i .
lie lh;:ik- i.- ,-iiiy cm- iprd "h t -;iij t. '
fo-'i min :
Oh. ihe ha.-h.-h i'- 1,. ail is SOU) and s.-ie,
tn ieed:
He knows he caiu.cu-i know joy any more,
An-t ho look- noon til. a a lerr-h!,, Lore,
Agree, I
Witti ike ciaaker It-a; li:.- .100-n i piiv.
A i;.l to ail 111, 1., 111’., - I, ,er> inipalieiit 1,. say
1:A - "■
Ves. Ihe t.:i, !■„ i.- ..1.-- ,1 one,
\ ii.l \et
There ai, girls who think h w.-aM really he 1,111
To .Inue 11 XVtill him. all,-, a;l'.- -aid an,l done j
All to- n:,-.-!a-s a, my. and , -ale- to v,
I know 1.-ls.rtl girks vv’.irt w Jllld do it-don'l >., 1 /
Viol hel :
Select Hlisfcllnnn.
Kissing Customs.
i\ issi-s,,at-e,>riling !" Sail! Slick, are
like creatioii. because they arc made
1 iiit of nothing, ititil arc very go,nl.—
Another wag >av- they are like ser
mons- they require two heads and an
application. An ingenious American
grammarian thus conjugates the verb:
-lUtss. to u ki—: rebus, to kiss again:
phiribtis. to kiss without regard to!
number; gillybn?. In kiss the hand in-j
stead nf the lips : lilniiderhiis, t* kiss'
the w roitg per.-oii; omnibus, to kiss ev- j
person iu the room; erehus, to kiss |
in the dark.” lint kissing baffles all j
attempts at analysis, and .lush Hillings
is prettv accurate when lie says "that!
the more a man tries m analyze a kiss j
the inure he can t : an ! that the best j
wav to ilefitt, a kiss is to take one." —j
Kisses !■ lie themselves readily enough 1
to ela-sillcatiuti. many and varied ;ts
1 hev are. and differing from the im
passioned salute of the lover to the per
functory kiss bestowed upon the grea
se court T,-statu n!. i’-nt with such a
chis.-iUea;ion. though interesting, we
have not her. to do: we tntrpose to
treat the subject rather historically |
limit analytical ly.
A Scandinavian tradition states that j
kissing was first introduced into Eng- j
land bv Koweiia. the beautiful daugh
ter of Hengist. in Edward the Fourth's j
reign it wss usual for a guest, both on
his arrival and at his departure, to kiss j
his hostess and all the ladies of her;
i’amilv. Again, in Henry’s time, when ;
Cavendish visited a French nobleman |
at his own chateau, the mistress of the
house at the head of her maidens thus j
greeted him : “For as much as ye he
an Englishman, whose custom it is in
vottr country to kiss all ladies and gen
tlewomen without offence, and altho’
it be not so here in this realm, yet will
1 he so hold as to kiss you, and so
shall till m\ maidens." Erasmus,
crave and staid scholar as he was,
writes ettfhusiasticaiiy of the [iraetiee:
•'ll vou go to anv place you are receiv
ed with a kiss by all: if you depart on
a jouruev von tire dismissed with a
kiss ; you return kisses are exchang
ted; they e,nne to visit you- a kiss the
first thing; they leave you you kiss
hill roil ml. lb* they meet you any
where —kisses in abundance. Lastly,
j wherever vou move, there is nothing
hut kisses and if you had hut once
' tasted them ! how soft they are! how
fragrant I on my honor you would not
wish to reside It.-re for 1< 11 tears only,
hut for life.”
, We find that in the time of dames
; the First, that the (’unstable of Spain
1 bestowed a kiss upon each of Anne of
Denmark’s maids of honor" according
to the custom of the country, any neg
lect of which is taken as ait affront.’’
Ifunvan. the immortal linker, strongly
reprobated the practice which had
grown to such lengths, and asked its
defenders “why they made, baulks?—
Whv they saluted the most handsome.
* and let the ill fa'.oivd ones go?"
In France the custom found great
favor, and has lingered to a greater ex
tent than in England. Men salute
each other upon both cheeks, as was
, at one time in England the recognized
form ofsalirtation. In W esley’s dour
- mil, dated .lime, t '-. 1755. we find a
remarkable instance of this, in a de
scription of a dll--! belWieii two olli
,-ers ai l.iir„-E, k ; "Mr. 15. proposed
firitur at twelve uinF, but Mr. J. said,
J "No. six is e!,oii;ji. So thev kissed
I ' one atto!-n-r .pom- Lire,-! . and before
thev v.ere tive pai s asnnd r. both tir
ed tit tin- same instant."
Hone, iii ids tpiaint old 'j'alde-ltook.
gives an in- mnl of a curious kissing
festival held in Ir-dand; “(>ll Kitster
Mon ia'.. - ■•>,Tal hundred of young
persons of the town and neighborhood
n of I’ortsferrv. Coitntv Down, resort,
dreS',-,1 in th-'ir best, to ;i pleasant
1- walk mar the town called “The Wal
ter." The avowed object of each per
son i- to s v the fnn. which consist-
1 iu the men kissing the females w ith
out reserve, whether married or single.
'Phis mode of salutation is quite a mat
ter of course : it is never taken amiss,
nor with much show of coyness. The
female must he ordinary indeed who
returns home without having received |
at least a doxen hearty busses."
Kissing under the mistletoe is a cus
tom of verv remote origin, and a prac
tice .too common to be dealt with here,
though it may not perhaps be known
that, owing to the licentious revelry to
which it gave occasion, mistletoe was
I formerly excluded by ecclesiastic or
der from the decoration of the church
lat Christmas-time. Hone tells us
that there was an old belief, that un
less a maiden was kissed under the
i mistletoe at Christmas she would not
be married during the ensuing year.
In the ceremony of betrothal a kiss
; lias played an important part in sever
ed nations. A nuptial kiss in church.
; at the conclusion of the marriage ser
vice, is solemnly enjoined by the York
Missal and the Sant in Manuel. In the
old plavof’The Insensate Countess."
by Marston,occurs the line: —
The kiss tho-i gav’st me in cliurcb, here t ike-
It was also considered an honor to
he the first to kiss the bride after the
ceremony, and all who would might
contend for the prize. In “The Col
lier’s Wedding.” by Edward Chicken,
j we read: —
Four rustic follows wall the while
j To kiss the bride at the church stile.
When ladies’ lips were at the sendee
of all, it became usual to have fragrant
scented comfits or sweets, of which we
| tlnd frequent mention, lit Massinger’s
j "Very Women” occurs the following:
Faith ! search our pockets: if you fi-i-l there,
I Comfits of amber-grease to help out kisses,
! Conclude ns faulty.
| When kissing was thus a eninmoti
1 civility of daily intercourse, it is not
to be wondered at that it should find
its way into the courtesies of dancing:
and thus wo learn that “a kiss was, an
ciently. the established fee of a lady’s
partner.” In a dialogue between Cus
tom and Veritie, concerning the “Use
and Abuse of Dancing and Minstrel
j sic,” printed by Joint Alhle, is the fol
j lowing verse: —
| But some reply, what fo >1 would diuuc!.
If that, when dautu-e is dontie,
I He may not have at ludye’s lips
That which in dauece he vvoon ?
In “Tlie Tempest” this line occurs:
Curtsied when you have and kissed.
And Henry says to Anna Coleyn:—
I were unmannerly to take you out
And not lo kiss yoa !
While thus quoting Shakspetv. it
j may not be out of place to give the
| pretty pleading for a kiss of Helena to
I her boorish, churlish husband:
| lam not worthy of the wealth I own :
Nor dare 1 say Tis min ■: a-id yet il is :
II But. like a liinorus thief, fain would stc i!
What law does vouch my own.
What would yon have:’
’ j Something: and scarce s i much ; nothing,
I would not tell you what ! w mid, my lord—
-1 ; faith, yes—-
1 Strangers and foes do sunder, and not kiss.
In Russia the Easter salutation is a
■ kiss. Each member of the family sa
i lutes the other; chance acquaintances
- on meeting kiss; principals kiss their
. employes; the genera! kisses his offt
: cers; the oflicers kiss their soldiers;—
1 the czar kisses his family, retinue,
■ court and attendants, and even his of
t fleers on parade, the sentinel at the
. palace gates, and a select party of pri
vate soldiers—probably elaborately
5 prepared for this "royal salute.’’ Iu
1 other parts the poorest serf, meeting a
fj high-born dame in the street, has hut
: j to say "Christ is risen," and he will tv
-Iceive a kiss and tiv reply "He is risen
’ j truly.'’
v In Finland, according to Hayard
1; Taylor, the women resent as an insult
-a salute upon the lips. A Finnish ma
tron, hearing of our English custom
. !of kissing, declared that did her hus
band attempt such a liberty she would
t; treat him to such a box upon the ears
- that he should not readily forget.
e In Iceland illegitimate and illicit
s kissing had deterrent penalties of great
1 severity. For kissing another man’s
- wife, with or without her consent, the
;i punishment "f exclusion or its peeuni
- ary equivalent was awarded. .V man
• rendered himself liable for kissing an
1' unmarried woman under legal guard
, ianship without her consent; and even
11 if the lady consented the law required
<■ I that every kiss should be wiped out by
-a fine of three marks, equivalent to one
hundred and forty ells of wadmeal, a
. quantity, we are told, sufficient to fttr
g nish a whole -hip's crew with pilot
r jackets.
2 The code of Justinian says "(hat if a
1 man betrothed a woman bv the ki-s,
, and either party died before marriage,
t the heirs were entitled lo half the do-
I- nations, and the survivor to the other
half; but if the contract was made
s : without the solemn kiss, the whole of
the espousal gifts must he restored to
the donors and their heirs-at-law."
Kissing in many religions lias play
ed its part as a mark of adoration or
veneration. In Hosea xiii. 2, speaking
of idolutrv. vw find the sentence:—
■ “Eel the men that sacrifice kiss the
j calves.” Again, the discontented proph
! et is told that even in idolatrous Israel
there are seven thousand knees which
have not bowed to Dual, "and every
mouth which hath not kissed him.” —
The Mohammedans, on their pious pil
grimage to Mecca, kiss the sacred black
stone and the four corners of the Kaa
lia. The Romish priest kisses the asper
gillum. and on i’alm Sunday the palm.
Kissing the Pope's toe was a fashion
introduced by one of the Leos, who
had mutilated his right hand and was
too vain to expose the stump.
Kisses have been the reward of ge
nius. as when Voltaire was publicly
kissed iu the stage-box by the young
and lovely Duchesse de Villars, who
was ordered by an enthusiastic pit thus
to reward the author of Me rope. In
politics they have been used as bribes,
as iu the famous Eatanswell election
of the “Pickwick Papers,” and also in
a still more famous election. For when
Fox was contesting the hard-won seat
at Westminster, the beautiful Duchess
of Devonshire offered to kiss all who
voted for the great statesman. And ful
ly as famous, and perhaps in a better
cause, was the self-denying patriotism
of the beautiful Eady Gordon, who,
when the ranks of the Scottish regi
ments had been sadly thinned by cruel
Badajoz and Salamanca, turned recruit
ing sergeant, and to tempt the gallant
lads placed the recruiting shilling in
her lips, from whence who would
might take it with his own.
Kisses in our own day have their
penalties if they should be too rudely
poached. In the eyes of the law, kiss
ing a lady without her permission is a
common assault punishable by fine and
imprisonment; and it is no uncommon
tiling to see in the daily police reports
cases where a too susceptible gentle
man has had to pay dearly for ‘’crush
ing the ripe cherries" of a lady s lips.
Mechanical Foolhardiness-
Carelessness kills more mechanics
than old age or desease, and the num
ber of accidents resulting from some*
body's careless;n -s cannot be estimated.
There is not as much danger in doing
risky jobs and undertakings as there is
in the every day risks which are met
with a contempt brought about by a
long acquaintance therewith,and which
are hardly regarded as risks by the men
who take them. The architect takes
risks which are needless when he
guesses at the strain lo be overcome by
a beam or truss, and also, and doubly
so. when he also guesses at the strength
of that beam or truss. The builder in
turn takes a risk when he passes defec
tive construction with the guess and
the hope that “ 'twill hold.” In driv
ing piling for a block of houses in
Harlem, the writer noticed that some of
the piles were driven 12 to 30 inches
by the last blow of the hammer, and he
wondered at the risk taken by the
builder fur the sake of saving a few
dollars thereby. In building a rail
• road bridge in New Hampshire, the
. contractors put down piling where the
last blow divve some piles 4 feet I In
, this ease some piles were driven too far,
. whereupon the risky, rascally contrac
> tors laid hold of said piles and pulled
. thorn up again they were in the reqnir
- ed position.
1 lu erecting buildings, hundreds of
t risks are taken by the workmen thom
-1 selves, bv tlie owners, and by Hu* build
ers also. In i reeling machinery, the
risks continue to be taken, and after
the machinery is running it seems al
! most as if the attendants vied with each
t other in courting danger. Begin with
. tlie fireman. How many times will he
1 risk his life by guessing that the safety
. valve "is in ’perfect order, or that the
1 combination water gauge pipe is not
5 plugged up I All too often he will
guess that his boiler is safe, and run
1 with dirt, leaks, corrosion, and he
t knows not what else, in that straining
- and groaning iron shell under which
■ he shovels coal. AVhy is all this, we
mav well ask ? Is the man a lunatic?
1 Is the titan a fool, or what is the matter
1 with him? There are just two other
- causes which may affect his balmvior.
1 for he may be lazy or avaricious: then
1 in this latter ease he is a villain as
v well. The architect was lazy; he didn’t
e figure because it was easier to guess. —
a The builder who drove the piling was
-a knave. He did thus in order to make
t more nu e.ex out of the job; but the
workmen who gut maimed or killed,
a Ihe fireman ho lei- liF safety valve
;. get stuck, he is sometimes a fool, but
*. more often those things happen though
1- pure laziness,, and laziness alone. The
r engineer who almost hourly exposes
e himself by walking under the expand
if hell front lii< engine, this man is'lazy:
No- 20
hat he is abetted in Lis laziness by
knavery, in shape of an avaricious own
er. who grudges the few dollars neces
sary to box up the dangerous place, and
thus relieve the lazy man's temptation.
Lazy men run all sorts of risks in
putting on belts, in fooling around
moving machinery and in monkeying
with running tools, such as circular
saws, planers,and moulders. The man
alio crawls around exposed machinery
to oil or clean the same, when he can
just as well stop the machine before
exposing himself, this man deserves to
he sent up ten days for every offense. —
Only, a few days since a party of ma
sons were building a 100 foot mill
chimney. They had got up 18 feet,
when all at once the whole party
thought an earthquake had come to
help them. They were all on the
ground among bricks, mortar, and
splintered lumber, with two of they
number seriously hurt. An examina
tion showed that in nailing on the last
course of ledgers, only one nail had
been put into some of the posts where
six should have been driven. Here was
a clear ease of laziness and foolishness
combined, with the poor consolation
to the victims at least—of knowing
that onlv themselves were to blame.
Sometimes this carelessness becomes
criminal, and is occasionally brought
to justice; and lately, where knavery
is the cause of accident, it has been fre
quently severely punished. There is
no excuse for exposure to such acci
dents, and every man can educate him
self out ofit if he will.
Familiarity is one great cause of a
man getting careless and lazy. He
works around machiney so long with
out accident that he thinks at all about
it, that he knows all the insand outs,
all the dangerous places and death
traps, so he will not have to be so con
tinually on his guard. It is a good
deal of work to keep bis thoughts on
his fingers all the time, so our man gets
a little lazy, goes too near a qick run
ning belt, and the first thing we know
he is a subject for the surgeon or un
dertaker. Well, the writer remembers
a man who was set at work running a
circular saw. This man was mortally
afraid of the saw, and kept as far from
it as possible. For twenty-three years
the saw was operated by this man with
out accident, until one day he dropped
his rule beside the saw, and attempted
to pick it up without going hack to the
table. He got three fingers and a thumb
out off, all though a little laziness in
not taking proper pains against acci
They Never Strike.
There is one class of laborers who
never strike and seldom complain. —
They get up at 5 o'clock in the morn
ing, and never go back to bed until ten
or eleven o'clock at night. They work
without ceasing the whole of the time,
and receive no other emolument than
food and the plainest clothing. They
understand something of every branch
. of economy and labor, from finance to
cooking. Though harrassed by a hun
, dred responsibilities, though driven and
worried, though reproached and look
: eddown upon, they never revolt; and
• they cannot organize for their own pro
. tection. Not even sickness releases
them from their posts. No sacrifice is
deemed too great for them to make,
' and no incompotency in any branch of
• their work is excused. No essays or
• books or poems are written in tribute
, to their steadfastness. They die in the
harness, and arc supplanted as quick
’ K as may be. These are the house
keeping wives of the laboring men.
A New Version.
la his famous speech at a New £ng-
C land dinner, Editor Grady told an old
story, the flavor of which improves if
anything with its age. It was as fol
■ fows: ‘‘There was an old preacher once
1 who told some boys of the Bible lesson
r he was going to read in the morning.—
The boys finding the place, glued to
gether the connecting pages. The next
1 morning he read on the bottom of one
1 page: “When Noah was 120 years old
■ betook unto himself a wife who was”
. —then turning the page—“l4o cubits
long, 40 cubits wide, built of gopher
wood ami covered with pitch inside
• and out.” He was naturally puzzled
1 at this. He read it again, verified it,
i and then said : “My friends, this is the
first time 1 ever met this in this Bible,
but 1 accept it as an evidence of the
? assert ion that ‘we are fearfully and won
i derfully made.’"
L“ ►•••*
y The buy or girl who is a regular
newspaper reader will grow up into in
telligence, and will use good language,
1 both in speaking and writing, even
'• with a limited education. It is news,
i science, literature, grammar, history,
s geography, and spelling combined. —
t Sometimes it is a little difficult to get
children interested in newspapers, but
after they once get started their intel
• lootiial cravings are sure as the desire
0 for food, and it is as necessary to feed
their minds as their bodies. The local
1 paper is the first to attract their atten
-7 tion. incidently they first read of some
1 local event which comes under their
t observation. Becoming regular read
li ers of the home paper, they soon branch
c our into the affairs of the word, and
then general news of the day, and fi
s nally become competent to discuss
l ' matters of public interest, and are use
: ful and intelligent citizens.

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