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Vol. 5.
fritter inquirer
II Phlil in Ailvnnro **
II uot Paid in Ailvhiio** •••*•:* H 50
To NiniMert hiul Tearherw Hi hi*lt-or
Advertisements conspicuously insert***! -it the rite
of One Dollar per square tor the tirst insertion. ant
Fifty Cents lor each subsequent insertion, i.i.m
lines its equivalent in space! constitute a squaie
A fraction oi a square, when it exceeds a hall, will
be counted as a whole square—all under will be
lated as a bait. Liberal arrangements will be
made with tho.se who wish to advertise by the year ;
but those who advertise by the year, must confine
their advertisements to their own business. •af'All
letters, communications, Jtc., should be addressed to
the undersigned,
I T ter Marlboronyh,
ITofession a I Cards.
Dr. Norman B. Scott,
HAVING determined to locale in Hii?
Town oilers ins professional services to I
Hie public. He can le foiiiii! at the dMic* o!
his father lr. Richard .1. Scott, when not ;
professionally ensured.
October 8 ly.
C l . MACRI liKli. jos. s. wn.aos.
iHagrudn* & Wilson,
Attorney s-at-Law,
Upper Marlboro’. P, G. Co., Md.
Room No. 34 Gunton Law Building, Louisiana
Ave., near6th St., Washington, DC.
WILL practice in the Courts of Washing
ton City, Prince George’s and aJj lining
counties of Maryland and in Hie {Maryland
Court, of Appeals.
Will tie in Washington City ottioe on Fii.lay
and .Saturday of each week.
March 2, ISB7 -tf.
Itobcrlx A Manley,
HAVING associated themselves in the
praeliee of Law, ofler their professional
services to the public.
'I ey will practice in the Courts of Prime
Ge*age's and Hie adjoining counties and Hie
i ourt of Appeals.
(jy*Prompt attention given to business.
Jan S—lßß6~ly.
R. B B. CHEW, Jr-,
A tlorney-at-Lair ,
Ul'I'KK Maki.boho’, P. G.Co.,Md„
WILL practice in the Courts of Prince
Yb-urge's and the adjoining counties,
and pioiuplly attend to all business eiitrnsbu
to him.
Also representing W. T. Shackelfor.l, gen
eral Insurance Agent, Raltiniore.
Jan. Ist 1886— ly.
AHoriuj and Counsellor at law.
rvr u r m-inln on o\ m />.
R. n. R CHEW,
J\. Honey at Law,
Upper Miirlhoro', P. (1. Co., Md.:
WILI, practice in Hie Courts of Prince
George's anil the adjoining counties
and the Court of Appeals.
December 2:>, 1881—ly
Attorney at Law,!
Pki.nce Gkoiigk's County, Mi*.,
WILL praetice in the Courts of Prince
George’s and adjoining counties. Par
ticular attention given to the collection ol
claims, etc. [July 22, 1881 ly
Attorney at Law,
Cliomicey Building, No. 31 4* SI.,
WILL practice in the Courts of Prince
George's and Hie adjoining counties. —
Letters addressed to Heltsville will receive
prouijit attention.
January 3, 1879 ly
{lute of the I'ourt of Apjmilx,)
Will practice in llic Court of Appals ami
in the Courts ol St. Mary’s, Calvert, Anne
Annulet. JTinee Oeoige’s and Charles conn
ics. Ottirf :ii*l adtlrpsu, Aimapolis, Mil.
Match 30, IBSU-U*
A-ttorney at Law,
No. s Court land Street,
(near J.rliuylon.) %
Wl L L practice ic the Courts of t’rince
George’s and the adjoining counties.—
U-tters addressed to him at Laurel will receive
prompt attention.
February ID, 1871 —if
William I. Hill.
attorney at law,
Upper Mai-lborough :
HAVING resumed the practice of Law in Up
per Marlborough, will promptly attend to
any business entrusted to his care.
Upper Marlboro' June 30, 18tf5 —it
Upper Marlboroush.
Priuoo George's County, Maryla ul.
Marvelous success.
Insane Persons Hcstornd
ctions. Fits, efc.
s directs*!. S* his after
:Ttn l 5j trial Kittle free t.> (
exures*> charges onto* when
o. and eipress address **f
ti Arch St,.Philadelphia.Ha.
Money l l/oan.
co inly, in sums to if, at six j* r cul.
Aitoniryx itf I,
AI-iicli 11 —II Upper Marlboio M*l. ■
She prince dlconjr’s i: minim.
Com in ission .Merck a n ts.
Chas. Yardley & Co.,
General Coiiiinisiii Merchants
303 Tenth St., A r . W.
Washington, D. O
CONSIGNMENTS solicited for all kinds of
Country produce, viz.. Cattle, Calves, Hogs
! Lambs, Sheep, Poultry, Eggs, Butter, Furs,
Game, Fruits, Etc. We guarantee Hie highest
market prices upon all merchantable products.
Quick sales and prompt returns. Advise by
mail of all shipments to insure promptness
and to avoid mistakes.
April bit—ly.
030 Loitsiana Avenue,
Washington, 1). (’.
I HAVE assiwiated myself willi Hie old re
lialile linn of Bnllen A McKeever, for the
transaction of a general Commission Business
for the sale of Cattle, Sheep, Landis, Veal,
Hogs, Poultry, Eggs ami all kinds of country
Thankful for the liberal patronage of my
friends of Prince George’s In the past. I res
pectfully solicit the in the future.
Very Respectfully,
April 22— ly.
M. If. MOOIiK. F. SH<l>U.
Win. H. Moore & Co.,
jSDiiiiuissiflir pfrcjiinits
105 South Charles St..
Bai.timoi.e, Jill.
Particular attention given to inspection and
sab- of TOBACCO, the sale of Grain ami all
kinds of Country Produce.
Dec 2*., IS'ti— ly.
Louis F. Delrick & Son,
Comniission Morcliants
Leaf Tobacco, Grain,
108 S Charles Street,
Mr It. 0. Mullikin will have charge of
all Tobacco consigned to me.
OTTonilgnmcnts Solicit***!, and
Liberal Advances Made.
Jan. 18, 1887 —ly.
It. C. Pitßssriiax. John Si-okks
Com in ission JfWerch ants ,
and WOOL,
106 S. Charles St.,
Italtiiiiorc, Tl*l
Seeds and Fertilizers Always on Hand.
National Union Rank of Maryland; Arm
strong, Catol A Co; John A. llnsliane A C
Jan. 1, ISMS— ly
Thomas C. Price & Co.
Commission Merchants,
110 S. Charles St. Baltimore.
LEO 11. HAYDEN, formerly Tobacco In
speclor, gives his personal allenlion
to this P.ranch.
rr>-| 'iiii-i-,nmeiils S.i.-iI I. Q.iick Sales ami
Prompt Returns.
Fertilizers Reduced 111 Price? to Suit the I inn-s
(Quality kept up to full Standard.
; j VK TOR for Totiacco Cash s:'.o *o i?>r ton
; WAVERLV for Wheat A
' j Corn “ :‘.u 00 )>t‘i lon
| Dissolved Annnoiiiaied
Bone and Potash “ :>d l*l*|iertoii
I Wheat and l.’orn Fertili/-r • 2.t oe p**r ton
! [XT’Acer jited DraPs at :‘.n to i’ji Days consi
| del ed t Lisll.
i To Resis.esiblc and Prompt Payieg Cnsto
i niers—on Crop Time w ithout inteo-t.
' Victor sld per lon
> Waverly :>•'> “ “
j Dissolved Ainmoniated Bone and
I Potash -*•* u lt
1 Wheat and Corn Fertilizer :>'• “
It has stood the te?t often years* trial and
j has the deserve.' repntaiion of making Hie liu
-1 ! est quality ami as miieti Totiacco as any Fer
■ tilizer in the maiket. li does not lire, hut
keeps Hie Tobacco glowing imti! ii|H', curing
t nicely. A special Toice-.-o and Wh.-ar Fer
tilizer, good for all crops.
The WAVERLV specialty for Wheat and
Corn. The Dissolved Annnoiiiaied Rom-and
Potash, and the Wheat and Corn Fertilizer,
huve ail proved 1 eir value for these and all
I crops.
Onr Fertilizers are rich in crop producing
elements in the most pet fee', combination, and
we confidently ofler them to Farmers for good
crops, line clover lields and permanent im
provement of their lauds. Try them.
Orders (solicited.
April 8 —ly.
g£T Get tLc Gtuuliic. tvexy wberd.
Lanshurg Pro’s Column.
r 1
Hotel Proprietors,
js isrr)
General nousekee pers
ami the Public in General are
herewith informed that w* are prepar
ed to furnish you with House Fix
ings. We have anticipated the de
mands that would he made on this de
partment consequent upon the many
strangers that will be attracted here
during the coining drill. We will war
rant both the price and wear of any
article sold you out of our House Fur
nishing Slock.
Having supplied the majority of the
i Hotels and Families of Washington
and the neighboring counties for tin
past twenty-live years gives ns an ad
vantage over the others, for we are fnl
| ly able to supply all.
Among the many articles we keep
we only quote the following, for want
of space, but we would like yon to vis
it onr department and become better
acquainted with the new goods :
j f. 4 inch Bleached I*amak, .70cents per yar 1
! worth t!g*c.
I 04 inch Bleached Damask, 70.-. p-r yard "
| worth 80c .
I 72 inch Half '.h-acln-d Hernial* Damask, 77
! cents : worth 87if.
1 04 inch Unbleached German I*.iu.sk, 70
I woit.i 0 ic
01 inch Unbleached Genua.i I)musk, 40c.:
{ worth 70c.
I 04 inch Unbleached Gel man Daiuask. 30o.:
j worth 40c
1| Tmk. y Red Dam ask, 20 37J, 00, O'J, and
I 7">C |.er \aid.
I : in m-w design, and ...dors guaranteed—
I 0-8 Dinner Napkins, 81 w .rlh $1.20
0-S Dinner Napkins, 5.1 00 ; worth $2
I ;; I Dinner Napkins, $1.00; worth $2.27.
I .7-8 Red Bordered Unbleached Napkins, $1:
; worth $1.40.
i Lunch Napkins, :l:l, 40 70, ho.I 77c jmr doz.
i Bleached Doylies, 00c, 77c, 00c., sl, $1.27,
$1.70, $1.77 and $2 per doz" with or w ithout
Turkey Red and Cardinal Table Covers, in
1 all sizes.
10 4 Unbleached Red Bordered Fringed Ta
ble Cloth Only $1.27.
10-4 Bleached Fringed Table Cloth, $2.27.
20\40 Undressed Iluck Towels, 12lc
20x40 Undressed llurk Towels, 12-ie.
20x40 I'ndresSi (I Iluck Towels, 27c. or $2.-
’ 77 pel 1 dozen.
24x44 Extra Heavy German Damask Tow
els, 27c.
20x44 Turkish Towels, 12Jc.
21x42 Turkish Towels, ISe : worth 27.
Fancy Tin kisli Towels for Tidies in new
• i exclusive styles, HI, 12.‘, 20, 27, Ti, and :171.c.
| Our stock of Clash Toweling embraces all
| of Hie Ix-st makes.
! IS inch Glass Toweling, KV.
IS inch Bleached Toweling, 0..
A full line -f Plain Linen and Momie
Stamped t.noils.
Lot RS—72-inch Bleached Double Damask,
new designs, at $2.27 |ier yd; worth $ !.
Lot ll—72inch Bleaidie I Dndtih* Damask
at liitK(is*m** paUrtiiis, a value,
Lot 9—7*- in* , li J**- :t| 15 ; wmiltl Ik*
olit*ap at $2*3.7.
Loi S- -72-indi ili. at $1.70; worth $2,
Lot 7—72 iiidi 00. at 97‘‘; worth $1.27.
Also a few piwes *l’72-ineh l>leachel
inan Daiuask, at $1.17 : real value $1 40.
3 1 Dinner Napkins, t $2 77, $3 70 $7.70
atui s*> |hm 00/J*n.
, Our llotise Fin Departmei.t is con
venienlly lM’ate*l on the KirM Fl*or, t>
Ihe elevaO*!*.
H7*Kveiy aitiule Midori One I'tice
S j
I ;
Ma\ 20, I-87 ly.
MisccUan con s Adv’tiscm en Is
For the Cure of Coughs,
Hoarseness, Croup, Asthma, Bron -
chitis,^Whooping Cough, Incipient
Consumption and for the relict of
consumptive persons in advanced
stages of the Disease. For Sale
by all Druggists.—Price, 25 cents.
September 10, 1880—ly.
!V!i'i!t‘siil! 1 anti Retail
JVo. 11l X. Calvert Sired,
Bcs/ S I Jl ‘hiski/ in the City.
TP.Y I r J? !
Oe*. 2. i >B7—l *
TT TV A FA /7T-Tliat no mattor how severe
£j J 1 your l:li* miuii.FMi *<r L.-w
louk yon have s*utScrel. you ;in tr*-: r. 1: f, an.l wl’p •*
more, petit i*crmancntly—“ tor keep’s," -s ih-. L.->-
tersely put it.
TT K A VA CT— That thonmiuls haw ha 1
J L -I*l sL J/I * 1 this clatl e> } H nenc*>. an.l
now rejoice In perfect bealri; We can show >ou
the testiruouUkls of many such.
IT ISA FACT-™ lh! -
does the business and has done ir Pruvossfully every
time it has been tried aecordiiiK to (llivetions.
IT* i F I F T*—That th.is remedy, thon-'h
_ ■ eoinparativelv n*w in otu*
country, has l>oen us.*<l.wry manv year.- in es*mo
parts of Euroi*e, and with wonderful su<*e*ss.
T T* K A FA FT- That the Russian Rhcn-
Jl f aif 1 nmtirtii U i:v lias t!i‘ *n
(lors*'lnPl:t of omils nt K.ll'o; I li.v-s i.m- Slid
Go verm leotsuiitarycnmmiw ■ s. xwitrw nt win. pi,
could uot be publicly sold iu svigeot tba-t-o : :utn>...
TV TS I F trT- Tll: " ITfsutM Fr.f
II l.vtf n 1 Frank .\ • - ■! 8 : 1
Kt.l*hiladel|>bia.snff-nst forviar-wdlilfli. ui:;.i-i--ii
in the arms and shouM ts. I-*; I t :*:• .1 • ’ •
thiiiif. but notliimr hvljHtl until 1 ■■ l-Li the IC. ic.
C'ure. “It cured mv com:'let* ly a:;-1 wry tiuu k.y
Descriptive* |*aiiiphlets with testimonials, free.
_ . /TIA CA ) If mailed tfle additional.
Price 52.50. y if -e. more.
As yet it is not to l*e found at the stores. Imt can
only I*** had by enclosing the aniou.nt a> abj\, and
addressing tiie American proprietors.
819-821 Market Street, Philadelphia.
April 2. ISSG—Iy.
The best Liver and Blood purifier known. In
use for over 100 years. It cures all diseases origi
nating from a disordered liver and !r;* urc blood;
such as Bilious Attacks. Malaria, D. -p* psia. l>iz
z incss, Sick-b endue ho, Const ipa: urn. ( < Ids. Scrof
ula. Erysipelas. Bods, i*i*uph s, and Female
Complaints. Being pleasant to lake, it is an ex
cellent remedy forchildroii. Price, SI.OO per bottle,
sample bottle 25 cents. We also mamifaciure the
following Victor Remedit s: Vietf'r ( ough Syrup.
Victor Infant's Relief, Victor i’.iin Balm, \ iclor
Liver Pills and Victor Liniment, f'.vcry bottle is
guaranteed to give perfect .satisfaction. Try one
bottle and be convinced. I‘rvf. 2* per bottle.
VICTOR KL.HLDIIA (0., Sole Prop's.
I KKUEIIIt K, >l*l.
Fell. 12, 1887— ly.
I) KUfi >NS having I n k taxes f< iay can
sa* *• a liberal diseoimt by purchasing
('ouiitv Uapur, \\hit'll they ua.i obtain in sums
to suit for all yi-ns from Ujllo 1 87 illi’lll
iivw l>> apply ng !-> Hi •nn l<-r 1.1.11
.1.11 S. SASSCKK
Oct. 22—!f. I jipf-r M:nl'norn'. Mil.
Free Treatise ai:.s A 'l..|j lil iili-it
t'l iin i ( ATARIHI. ASTHMA. BI!< .V< 'll ITIS,
11,.w to n- ain Hc-alih, siivng:h ami Vigor. A
Tin.u. si;.vr
Aiblress, Dt; J. W. BATE A CO.
,-s; s. t Luk siio.-i. *. !ii. u.(o>..
]’. ven/hiA </ I'uocx lln /■< /*-
'llfi/tinn nr t/ is /mils, fnf
siijiji/i/iny ti- jni/i/n• irif/i
till’ '/•' ’I/ h sf ( lllf/11111/ /Hf
M.„, lioijs li.nl C/,;/i/i., 1 ,
ll( t/n Pi pi/ h iPi st nj Jjnft nHi
purl, Jl/'n is / pnh/i/ hulllp,
0,1.1 until■ t nP./if. Tin’s
A l'ii n A S iis>. 11 ff't it Ft it'.! if
11/lllhl tlf'lt/l jlpl Pin IS I.r/11/l
--lls. I nun il,iil s, , . } nil
‘lPill hi iPi Irnim . It m! ‘it \
811 A 1.1. jull/ l/i’.l.
Pratt and Hanover Sts.
li vi.timoki;, Md.
SAmplc and Mali. Ohuchs Rcciivi
May If.
Tlierc is a 1 inio we know not when,
A point we know not where,
That marks the destiny of in in
To glory or despair.
There is a lit e by us unseen,
That crosses every path :
'i lie hidden boundary between
Cod's patience and U*s wrat h
J o pass tliat limit is to die -
To die. sis if b\ stealth—
It docs not quench the beaming e>e.
>r pain the glow of health.
The conscience may be still sit ease.
The spirit light and guy.
That which is pleasing still may please.
And care be thrust away.
Hut on that forehead (Sol has c.
1 ndellibly a mark.
ITiseen by man, for man sis yet
Is blind si ml in the dsiik.
oh ! where is this mysterious hoiirne,
ISy which our path is crossed,
lleiond which God himself hath sworn.
Thsif he who goes is 10.-t ?
How far may we go on in sin V
How long wili (*od forbear V
Where does hop 3 end and where begin
The confines of despair ?
An answer from the skies is sent -
Ye that from God depart.
While it is called to.day. repent,
And harden not your heart.
Select HUsccllann.
The Young Men of the Day.
It is the way of young men to hold
themselves in high estimation, and
think themselves of vast importance,
their estimation of themselves being
possibly higher than other people’s.—
This self appreciation has, perhaps,
been increased in the present day by
the value that has been placed upon
them as dancing machines, it being as
much of a necessity to have plenty of
dancing m. n at a hall as it is to have a
good supper and an ample supply of
waiters. In their anxiety to secure a
sufficiency of the male sex to adorn
their entertainments, many ladies in
society have, like gardeners, produced
a forced exotic that has arrived at a
premature grow tit : and a young man
as they call themselves, arc nothing
more than ho vs. Those beardless
youths, on finding that they arc sought
after, attribute it to their own particu
lar merits, and not to the fact that
they are useful f r dancing purposes,
and a cordiugly begin to put on a “lot
of side,” and trying to make the world
believe that they are extremely njmu
ihis and valuable; and. after two or
three years of this kiud of life, they
think it right to give out that they are
hh fses of the innocent amusements that
society is willing to provide them with*
Then comes the stage in which hardly
anything is “good enough;'’ while so
ciety of the harmless type is a bore and
“not worth the trouble, don’t you
know," in their own phraseology.—
Nothing that is not of the perfect kind
is worth their acceptance; they must
have the In st food and wine, be only
asked to meet the “smart set" in socie
ty, which includes all the pretty young
married women ; while at country they
expect first class shooting; nor are
they sparing in their condemnation of
a host who gives them the .best he has,
if it does not happen to come up to
their exalted ideas. The amusing part
of this is that many of these spoiled
darlings in society are endowed with
hut small allowances from their pa
rents, and but for the generous hospi
tality extended to them they would
have to live upon the plainest and sim
plest fare if they kept within their
means. It sounds most grotesque to
hear them abusing the good things
they are enjoying at the expense of oth
ers, knowing at the time, as they do,
that. Jif catering for themselves, they
would he quite unable to enjoy any
such luxuries. Many young men get
their heads completely turned when
they first appear in London society by
being taken tip and petted by Jpretty
women 1 localise they arc good looking,
smart and amusing and they can get
the idea that their life is to he one long
eareor of successes, and that any pretty
woman oa whom they may care to lav
ish that valuable article which they are
pleased to call their affections must ne
cessarily fall a victim to the impassion
ed devotions of such magnificent and
perfect creatures as themselves. As
these men grow older, so does their Sel
fishness and egoti-m increase, and they
soon come to that mind in which
t!iev think that it is the right and pro
per tiling to In to lead from the
straight path any pretty young married
woman whom they admire, and who,
thev think, would add to the dignity
and importance of their own valuable
1 selves liv having their names collided
. with them.
i And at the present time, if a young
man duos not succeed in his nefarious
| designs of getting a lady’s name cou
pled with his own, his want of chival
i rv prevent? him from trying to hide
the assoeialion as much as possible,
j and his miserable vanity impels him
to accept the imputation blandly and
with great contentment and pleasure,
as it adds, in his opinion, to his value
in the eyes of the world. No idea of
generosity or manliness seems to stir
up his conscience to the treachery and
cowardice he is displaying to the wo
man who, whether the world's infer
ences are correct or not, has sacrificed
her good name by her foolish fancy
for him. What does it matter to such
a miserable victim of vanity that a
fair lady's fair name is taken away by
the scandalous tongues of society, if
onlyjie feels that in the eyes of his
fellow men he has been accredited with
a success that makes him an object of
envy and respect to his companions of
the same way of thinking as himself
on such subjects ? lie is thought more
of by his friends if he can score, or at
least have scored to him, several such
so called “successes" with the ladies;
while any man who openly and with
manly courage avows that he would
scorn to take advantage of any lady's
indiscretions would in this age he
laughed at as a “flat” and a fool in not
availing himself of the opportunities
that are thrown in his way. Hut by
far the lowest state to which young
men have now fallen is the habit, un
fortunately very common, of allowing
by implication that they arc on more
than friendly terms with a lady. This
is greatly attributable to the fact,
which we have noticed before, that
men now have not the slightest scruple
in talking about women in the clubs
and public places in away that they
ought, to be ashamed ; and the next
step down tiie hill of degradation is
for them to imply by hints and looks
that they are the heroes of successes,
and to glory in the fact of being “chaff
ed" about a lady, instead of giving it
to he plainly understood that any fur
ther allusions will be followed by disa
greeable results. Many of these young
men would he greatly improved by
the rough and ready handling that is
meted out to school boys when they
outrageously violate public opinion in
their small world. Many of them
have not the tact to know where to
stop, and finding a pleasant, agreeable
and pretty lady, who is fond of harm
less fun, think that there is an open
ing for taking liberties, and lay them
selves open to a most severe snubbing,
which should crush them for some
time, and give them a wholesome les
son as to the proper respect that is to
be shown to ladies. But we are sorry
we have to admit it. the pachyderma
tous condition of such as these enables
their overweening self-appreciation
and vanity to overcome their mortifi
cation, and they soon resume their for
mer course, taking extreme care to
hide their discomfiture, being much
ashamed of that, though not;of the
cause of it—namely their own uugen
tlemanlike behavior. Of course, tltC
excuse is that the women lead them
on, which may he true; hut a man is
none the less bound to behave like a
gentleman if a woman is weak and fal
lible. (tumbling and racing are great
stumbling blocks in a young man’s
career now. Many men think that
they can increase their limited income
by a resort to these pursuits ; and how
many poor young fellows have disap
peared from the ken of men through
tliis unhappy belief! Luck very of
ten attends these, when they are feel
ing their way, with comparatively
small stakes ; but it is like the will-o’-
the-wisp, which is pretty sure to lead
them to their destruction if they have
not the moral courage to “take a pull"
when they are getting out of their
depth. It only wants a study ofjthc
betting ring to assure men of com
iiion sense that hacking horses in the
long run means coming to grief; the
ring increases daily in numbers and
prosperity, none of the old faces dis
appear except by death, while now
ones are continually joining Tatters
all and apparently prospering, so that
It must be obvious that they are do
ing well and making money—-hut
how? at the expense of the backer.

A beautiful appearance is a silent
Thou canst find fortune more readi
ly than thou canst retain it.
Clergymen very often introduce the
shop in conversation—the bishop.
There is a Texas paper called Titus
Times, and tight as times are it seems
to make a good living.
Here we have it again. Sugar crop
1 oo.OiK) tons short this year. The taf
fy crop is above the average, however.
The artist. "Whistler, who is coming
to America this winter, would he use
ful in a sea gale, if he could “whistle
down the wind/’
“Well, here’s another outburst ot
color prejudice in the South,” observ
ed the Major. “What is it?" asked
Hie.lodge. “They are quarantining
against Yellow."
successor to ) ESTABLISHED
I i A Tired Mother's Story.
• This tender story of a mother’s ex
’ perience is published in the Christian
Wethh/. She had laid her table w ith
great care and pains for a company of
distinguished guests, when her little
■ girl accidentally overturned a tureen
' of gravy on the snowy cloth.
1 “What should Ido!' it seemed a
drop too much for my tired nerves—
many drops too much for my table
-1 cloth. I was about to jerk my child
down angrily from the table, when a
blessed influence held me. I caught
; the expression on her face; such a
sorry, frightened, appealing look I
never saw, and suddenly a picture of
the past came and stood out vividly
before my mind's eye. My child’s
' face revealed feelings which 1 had ex
perienced twenty years before.
“I was myself a little nervous girl,
; about eight years old, in the happy
home of my childhood. It was a
stormy day in winter. It was soon
: after coal-oil lamps were introduced,
and father had bought a very hand
some one. The snow had drifted [up
! against the kitchen windows; so, al
though it was not dark, the lamp was
' lighted. Mother was sick in bed up
stairs, and we children were gathered
' in the kitchen to keep the noise and
’ confusion away from her. 1 was feel
ing myself very important, helping to
• get supper; at any rate, I imagined I
was helping, and in my ofliciousness I
' seized the lamp and went down into
1 the cellar for some butter; I tried to
sot it on the hanging-shelf, but alas! I
didn't give it room enough, and down
it fell on the cemented floor.
<- i shall never forget the shock that
it gave me. I seemed almost paral
yzed. 1 didn’t dare go up stairs, and
I was afraid to stay down there. To
make it worse. I heard my father's
voice in the kitchen. lie had caution
ed us again and again to be careful of
that lamp, and now there it lay, all
smashed to pieces.
“Rut his voice seemed to give me
impetus I needed to go up and meet
the scolding or whipping, or both,
1 which I felt sure awaited me, and
which I really felt I deserved. So I
crept up over the dark stairway, and
as I entered the kitchen I met my fa
ther, with such a stern look upon his
. face that I was frightened, I saw
there was no need to tell him what had
happened. He had heard the crash,
> and if he hadn’t 1 guess my face
would havw told the story.
“The children stood silently around
t waiting too see what father would do,
and I could see by their faces that
■ they were horror-stricken, for that
• lamp had been the subject of too
i much talk and wonder to be smashed
without a sensation. As for me, I
felt so frightened, so confused and sor
ry, that I couldn’t speak. Rut upon
1 glancing again at father I saw the an
gry look die out of his eyes and one of
tenderest pity take iD place. I doubt
that he saw the same look in my face
then that I saw in my child’s face to
day. In a minute he lifted me In his
arms, and was hugging me close to
his breast. Then lie whispered, oh so
kindly: ‘Nevermind, listen daughter;
we all know it was an accident, but 1
hope you will take the small lamp
when you go down cellar again.’
“Oh, what a revulsion of feelings 1
experienced! It was such a surprise
to me that I was suddenly overwhelm
ed with feelings of love and gratitude,
and burying my face I sobbed as if my
heart was breaking. No punishment
could have affected me half so much,
and nothing can efface the memory of
it from my mind.
“How 1 loved my father to-day, as
the sight of my little girl’s face
brought it all freshly before me!—
Will she love mo as dearly, I wonder,
twenty years or more from now, be
cause moved by the same impulse that
stirred my father's heart iu that long
ago time. 1 was able to press the lit
tle frightened thing to my heart, and
tell her kindly that I know she didn't
mean to spill the gravy, and that 1
know she would he more careful in
the future. Will she be helped by it
when she is a mother, as I have been
helped by it to-day!'"
Normandy is noted for its tine butler.
They use glazed earthenware pots for
holding the milk and place them in
cool sunning water,

He who has faith in good counsel
is just even b> an enemy.
Gypsy: Give me fifty cents and 111
tell your fortune.’ Irishwoman: ‘Shure,
an’ if I had fifty cents, that would he
fortune enough.’
► *••4
Irate parent iu the door, to his
clerk, who is caressing his daughter;
“Young man, you are not hired for
that kind of work." “That’s so," he
replied, “I'm doing it for nothing."
No 38
Mrs. Stowe’s Great Story.
‘Xo, I write no more. I have done.
1 have done, I have done.’
Anything more pitiful, more pathet
ic, more tragic, cannot he imagined
than the effects of the above words,
coming in broken accents from the lips
of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
That the bright intellect of the au
thor of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ is un
doubtedly shattered cannot be longer
‘Yes. my dear, I loved to write, and
began very young. I especially liked
writing short stories when I lived in
Brunswick, Me. For these I used to
get sls, S2O and $25 —good in
those times. 1 never thought of writ
ing a book when 1 commenced ‘Uncle
Tom’s Cabin.’ 1 became first roused
on the subject of slavery whan I lived
in Cincinnati, and used to see escaping
slaves come over the Ohio from Ken
tucky. Ah, me! it thrills me even
now, the sight of those poor creatures I
Now, a young girl, suggesting the lov
er, ’parent, or brother for whom her
heart was ?>raking in bondage; again,
the strong, husband, aged father or
stalwart h/fiber. Oh, 1 must write a
story to stop the dreadful shame I I
kept putting it off, dreading to bring
the characters to life, till the Fugitive
Sale law lashed me into fury, and I
commenced what I meant to be a short
story like the others. But it grew and
grew, and came, and came, and came.
I wrote and wrote, and finally thought
I never should stop. 1 did not plan
the book as it turned out. I was only
full of the wrath, and the story built
itself around it as I wrote. A publish
er was waiting for a story from me.—
I told him the subject I had undertak
en. lie wrote, saying: ‘You have
struck a popular subject; for heaven’s
sake keep it short.’ 1 wrote in reply :
‘I shall stop when L get through —
not before.’ He never got it for I had
to make a book of it. M Idle writing
it I was filled with an enthusiasm
which transfused my being, knew no
hindrance, no rival interest, no belief
but in writing it. I had young child
ren, was keeping house and teaching
school at the time, and never worked
so hard, but 1 had to write. Dinner
had to be got, I know. This had to be
written, just a? much—aye, and more,
too. It was as though it was written
through me, 1 only holding the pen.—
I was lifted off my feet Satisfied ? 1
never thought about being satisfied. —
When it was finished it was done, and
relief eame. I never felt the same with
anything I afterward wrote.*
Some Very Curious Wilis.
The wills deposited and recorded in
the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore City
from a very interestiog collection. —■
The oldest on record is that of Thom
as Todd, dated February 26th, 1675,
and proved May 30th, 1677, before
Philip Cal vert, commissionary or regis
ter. The prologue, as in nearly all
the old wills, recites that “Thomas
Todd, being weeke in body, but
in perfect memory, praised be Almigh
tie God, my blessed Saviour, into whose
hand I commit my soule, hoping for
salvation through his meritts.” lie
makes his son, Thomas Todd, executor,
and gives to bis wife. Ann Todd, “400
pounds sterling, now lying in old man
Bichard Booth’s hands in Loudon.”—
He also gives legacies to bis “daffters,’
Ann, .lohauna, Frances and Everlea.—
The spelling in the old wills is very
curious. The original papers are all
preserved in the vaults. It requires
IRS tin boxes, averaging about 30 to a
box, to hold them. The records fill
large quarto volumes of about 600
pages each. These documents contain
the bases of the titles to much of the
real estate of Baltimore city and coun
ty. Nearly all of the old wills contain
devises of slaves. Many provide for
the manumission of slaves. Some ol
the wills make*curious requests as to
funerals. Aaron Cookshaw’s will, prov
ed June 9th, 1852, says: “I want as
little expense incurred as possible—a
pine coffin, or an old hogshead, is im
material to me. Some matters will
not affect my final state. No head or
footstone necessary—l shall be found
at the last trump! There is one point
1 wish my friends to ascertain positive
ly, if possible, and that 1 am really
dead, dead, dead, before they carry me
to my narrow home, fori verily believe
hundreds, yea, thousands, are buried
alive in this country, so hasty are the
survivors to remove (ho unwelcome
memento of their own fate out of
There are lots of people who mix
their religion with business, but forget
to stir up well. The business invaria
bly rises to the top as a result.

Endure, do not find fault with
what can not Ire changed.

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