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3UNNES01A STATE FAIR.
ST. PALI, Sep. 2. The exbibitioa was formally opened at 7 o'clock yesterday, at Which time the jjate-tenders and ticket-sellers took their allotted p'aces. As was expected, there vvai no rush to the grounds, but there was a steady flow of visltoi all day long, and at times thcie were fully 2,000 spectators on the pround. The victors, almost without ex ception, paid their first visits to the stock stable-, ihoxe containing the trotting wonders, Karuc-, Edwin Forrest, Lulu and Great Eastern being the main points of interest, these stables brinti surroanded continoUBly. The stables of tne stock hotses, and blooded, cattle, were also centres of attraction. In short, though chaos reigned as a rule, as is usualy on the opening day of such exhibitions, there was a multitude of attractions to occupy, the time and fully meet the expectations of all. Dur ing the day the exhibit of stock was largely added to by fresh arr.vals of horses and cattle. ST. PAUL Sept. 3.Visitors began to flock to the grounds as early as 7 o'clock, and though there was no special attraction during the forenoon, outs de the grand general dis play, fully 10,000 spectators visited the grounds before 12 o'clock, passing the time in looking at the mxgniucent display in the several ex hibition buildings and the stables of horses cuttle, etc. Duiing the forenoon, the gentle men of the Fairmont hunt exhibited their horses and hounds within the race track en closure, the intention being to give a spec imen of a drag hunt, but the enclosure was too contracted for such sport. From twelve to three o'cleck in the afternoon there was a steady inpouring of visitors to the grounds, coming by rail, omnibuses, hacks, drays, pri vate caniages, and on foot, until at the latter hour over 10,000 people were scattered through the buildings, in the grind stand, or strung along the track on both sides watching the races. For the entire day the reports of ticket takers show the presence of more than 12,000 spectators, which is considered a pretty geod beginning. Between the neats in the trotting races Dr. Carver gave exhibitions of his wonderful bkill. In the first place he shot at forty-fonr glass balls thrown in the air, breaking all but eight. Then four balls were thrown Irom him with great force, all of which were overtaken and perforated. On the next trial, the doctor practiced upon nicklep, silver quarters and half dollars. As a whole the doctor's shooting was much better than on Monday, and at the conclusion the audience showed their appreciation by g-ner ous and hearty applause. The r-andsome ediliee located just east of the judges' stand was receiving its finishing touches last eve fling. It is a tasty building, every way worthy the occupancy of the distinguished visitor in whose honor it was erected. There is nothinar small about President Finch, especially when it comes to welcoming a President to the com mercial emporium of the North Star State. S T. PAU L. Sept.,4.St. Paul bad prepar ed for large attendance, but it had not expected that Minnesota, 'Wisconsin and Iowa would empty their entire population upon them in one day. And vet it was done yesterday. So great was the throng at 9 o'clock public con veyances had to be oi dered off Third street. Trains to the fair grounds of fifteen an twenty cars, run early and often, whi the streets to the grounds were lined with conveyances, loaded down with occupants, ana 'e the crowd in the city did not seem to diminish. Somethingo. the rush may be judged Irom the tenor of the following telegram, sent to Secretary Judson by Hon. J. Chewing, of Shakope-e: "Hold Hajes and KarusI One hundred thousand people waiting for the first train." Rirus was held until 50,000 people were on the ground and Hayes was held to accomplish the other fifty thousand the next day. At 9 o'clock a low" estimate made the attendance on the ground at 10,000. An hour later the number had nearly doubled. At 1 o'clock thnbbled, and at 3 p. quad rupled, as estimated by a number of military gentlemen present used to commanding arm ies in the field. No such crowd was ever he fore seen at auy one point in Minnesota, but large as it was only a f-tarter for tne gather ing the xtday to welcome his excellency, Ruthford B. Ha^cs President of the United States. Of course with such a crowd there was a great deal of inconven ence experienced e, pecially in getting to and from the ground*, but as everything that human foresight could Busrgest was done t- uuet the terrible, pres sure we will not find fault, nor neither do we believe ibeincomienced will when they emir to calmlv consider the ciicumstances. The first great heat of the exhibition was the trot of Rarup, Ihe King of the Turf, driven by John Splan, under whose managment the horse has arrived at his won derful t-peed, and who is without doubt one of the most iudicious drivers and honorable gentlemen connected with the turf to-day. At firnt Rarus aeted badly, undoubtet lv due, in a great measure, to the immense throng of spectators crowding the track for the whole oi the quarter and home stretch. After get ting the horse settled, Splan gave the sig nal and the horse was given the word for the first tiial, which was made in the remaikablv slow time of 2:20. In the second trial, he went to the quarter in 1:10 and the mile in 2:16 I" the third trial the quarter was made S3 1-2, a 2:13 gait the half in 1:08, a2:16clip and the mile in 2:1614. The fastest time ever before made on the track waB 2:261-4 by 8tar of the West. That Rarus did not make better time is entirely due to the track. While both Mr. Splan and Charles S. Green have expressed their conviction that the track is one of the fastest in the jountry, both say that the long continued hot weather has made it light and cuppy, and fully two sec onds slow. Under the circumstances, the trial was very fast, and gave the spectators a fair idea of ihe great capabilities of the horse. S T. PAU L. Sept., 5 To-day was a mem orable day in the annals of our young but vig orous Slate. It was a day looked forward to with great interest, and will be remembered with pleasurable feelings for rnanv a day to come. It was a day in which "L'Etoil du Nord" was for the first time to receive the chief magistrate of the land, and it was no wonder that for once sleep refused to steep the senses of our people in forgetfulness. At 5:50 A. M. the train came slowly in and the West Side bluffs commenced a salute, and anticipation was on tiptoe. In a few moments Rutherford B. Hajes, Chief Magistrate of the United States, stepped upon the platform. He was immediately followed by Senator Ramsey Mrs. Haves and Mrs. Ramsey were the next to alight from the coaches. General LeDuc, Mrs. Lettuc and party, and W. H. Smith and party from Chicasro descended, and the whole at once proceeded to the carriages provided for them. The President, Senator Ramsey, Mrs. Hayes, and Mrs. Ramsey occupied an fpen brouchs, drawn bv four spanking horses. The Other rnembeis of the party, wi the city, county and mil.tary officials, who went down to th depot, lollowed in about twenty earring The former proceeded directly to Senator Ramsey's residence on Exchange street, while the latter drove to the Metropol itan. Soon after 9 o'clock A. M. the procession commenced to form, the first on the ground being the Winona band. The police, under Chiel Weber, weie nex% and were followed linuieuistely by the fire department. jJouble line was formed in reversed order of march near ihe Seven Corners, and continued up to Senator Ramse.\'s house. At a few minute^ before 10 o'clock the President made his ap pearance before the large enthusiastic con course which had assembled, and in response to the repeated cheers and calls for the "Pres ident,"he made a short and appropriate speech after which the paity entered their cairiaues down through the line formed on the seven comers. As the procession passed down Third street it had to move on through a dense mass of spec tators, such as on no occasion ever ocoupteo our sidewalks. There was just one packed phalanx lr seven corners down to ihe foot of sibly street, and so closely packed that it was impossible to uoveup or down with out getting iut the middle of the street Every window, too, had its occupant*, and lamp posts and awning supports held some clinging gamin. As the immeiise cavalcade passed along, reaching from the Metropolitan hotel to the Merchants-, Third street presented a magnificent sight from the lower end.dt cor ated as it was wiih its myrids of flags, ban neretts, arches, steamers and festoons. As the Presidential carriage passed handkerchiefs weie waved and hats were removed in silent respect for thp first magistrate of our great people. Arriving at the Sibley street depot the party at once entered the'special tram which took them to the State fair grounds. One of the m^st pleasing events of tne speech-making portion of the programme was the enthusiasm which wa shown regard ing Mrs. Hayes. Emphatic calls were made for this lady, who at last concented to go for ward and, leaning on Attorney-l*eneral Dev en's arm, stepped to the front where she was greeted with prolonged and earnest applause. The President's speech was delivered wit' a good deal of vigor, for one who had for days boen pulled and hauled all thrcugh tne countrvuntil he must have been worn down with fatisrue, and his sentences were charac terized by clear enunciation and his gram mer by some of the most flagrant of errors. Yet, taking it all in all, it was well delivered S PAU L, Sept. 6.The shower in the morning was a welcome relief, over which there was general congratulation, but when it was followed by threatening and lowering skies, general di-appoiotment was expressed A feature of the forenoon was the cavalcade of prize cattie. There were several herds in the parade, in all numbering over 2lM) head Thtre were Durhams, Hereford?, Devons Galiways and Alderneys. and the showing, as a whole, was probably the finest ever seen in the Northwest. Mr. 'Samuel Deiing, of Si Paul, was among the largest cattle exhibitors eight of his entries winning Ihe blue ribbon, four red ribbons, and his entire herd the bine ribbon for sweep-takes. During the day ex hibitions of the hooting skil of Capt. Bogar dus and his son were given sponsol thetracl., and a uniquie Fox Hunt engaged the attention of the crowd. S PAU L, Sept. 7With 6 o'clock this evening the curtain was rung down upon th nineteenth annual exhMtion of the Minneso ta State Agricultural Society, and the sue cesses and failures cornier ted with it are now matters of history. Commencing with Mon day morning early the exhibition was contin ued thioughout the entire week, giving ix days continuous worry, labor and excite ment uoth for the officers of the society, as^i*. tunts an visitors. It was the ti.st time in the history of the State that it was attempted to run the exhibition an entire week, a- while it was a most brilliant success, it is doubtful if the experiment will be repeated. There was too much of a good thing, and the hundred and more thousands of visitors, the people of St. Paul and the officers of the society would have been better satisfied with the general re sults had the fair been opened Tuesday morning and closed Fridav evening. Suffice it that the general result was a grand success. Energy and good judgement gener ally marked the preparation resulting in an aggregation of attractions never before at tempted within the State. Such being the case the immense attendance, exceeding 80,- 000 people, and over 100,000 for the entire week, is not surprising. Such result is very largely due to the energy, pluck and deter mination of Geo. R. Finch, the president of the society, backed by the hearty encourage ment of the business men and citizens gener allv of St. Paul. At no time was a large attendance ex pected to-day. The rain of last night and the threatening clouds with which the day was urhered in would have dispelh such expec tation, had it existed. Dunng the forenoon the clouds brok9 away, and the afternoon was one of the most enjoyable of the entire week. ExhibitioL of Dr. Carver's skill in shootintr. and the race- in the afternoon alter the tra"k had become drv, re entertnining feature of the last daj\ The exhibition was kept almost intact until a ter 12 o'clock, though some heaw articles were moved on" before that ho .r. During the afternoon, however, exhibitors generally turned their attention to removing their exhibits, and at 8 o'clock in the evening but little of the grand di plaj which had excited the enco i mms of nioie than 100,000 people duiing the six days of the exhibition, remained in th buildings. THP MINNEAPOLIS EXPOSITION. MINNEAPOLIS. Sept. 2.At 5 o'clock a. m.,the grounds wereastir with the hundreds of attendants and employes of the different de partments, and all was life and activity. Even at that early hour. Drove after drove of stock, ranging in size and importance from the mammoth horse of pure Norman blood to the tiny Berkshire pig, whose porkish eye had just opened upon the vanities of this sublun ary sphere, came pouring into the enclosure and seeking each its proper location. The grounds, though not the largest, are now the most complete and perfect in the State. The track is in perfect orderlevel as a barn floor and smooth as the surface of a mirror. The stables and sheds are nearly all occupied (there being 1,200 in all, for horses and cattle) and still there is demand for "more room It is safe to say that the management could have added one-third more attractions to tne display of stock, if they could have agreed to furnish the room. When one looks over the full and complete display of blooded animals, the mooted problem "is the Northwest good for stock-raising?', might be considered set tled. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 3 There was but little stir until about 10 o'clock A. M., when the vast multitude surged forward towards the grounds, utilizing every possible means of conveyancestreet cars, railway cars, om nibusses, hacks, buggies, carriages, horses, mules, saw-hor-esand, in short, everv pos sible moveable animal and vehicle which could be hired, owned, rented, stolen or im provised for the occasion. And even then thousands sought the grounds upon the means of locomotion with which nature had provided them. At eleven o'cloek the various departments were teeming with the hurrying, jostling crowds of super-heat, humanity. The great intellectual card of the day was Blaine'o address hich brought upon the grounds all the prominent Republ.caii politicians of the day consequently tiieie was a meat ruth. Rau.sev. Umdom, Phlsbun, were all tnere. Ihe distinguished senator was biought on the ground bv a si\-in-hand team of ba}idiivcn bj Hon. Ells Mosec, oi this citv, and he was accompanied bv Gov Washburn, Mavor Rand, Gen. W, D. Way bill and Ud. King himself. The at rival ol the distmguished parly vas the si-nal lor great rnsu ot i e pie. who blocked up the space around the hastily erected pavilion un der which he was to speak Col King intro duced the speaker oi the day in a tew well chosen re ma ks. Mr. Blaine's'effort was well received, and at its close Mr. Windora was calud lor. The estimates of the number Dreseut during the day by vaiious lois were numerous, snndry and wide apart Some went.as 1. 5,"00 during Blain's ad dress, while others more enthusiastic set the sum total at-^5,000. At 0 o'clock Mr. Her rick announced at the Globe headquarters that the number registered as passing through the turnstile, and as regestered by them at a little rising 15.000. That wo\ld i. ake entire count in round numbers not far from twenty thousand as large numbers came in teams through the lower entrance. MINNEAPOLIS. Sept 4 At 7o'clock the nflux commences at 8 o'clock the turn-styles aie kept constantly in motion: at 9 o'clock there is a crowd behind aud every ticket taker is kept busy while occasional protauity flora the rear of the besieuing multitude bespeaks the impatience ol those who are striving to gain an entrance at 10 o'eljck every depart ment is crammed, n at 11 there is a regular mob rushing and elbowing as though the issues of life and aeath depend upon every body seeingeveijthing tnat was to be seen I he crowd on the grounds at 2 o'clock was perfectly immense, iar surpassing any single day of ihe fair last }ear. In the rear of the grand stand, before the commencement of the races, there was one surging, seething, per spiring mass ol humanity. The sale ol fluids, cooling and otherwise, was in porpor.ion to the crowd, and the lemonade and beer standi drove a thilviug business. At 2 o'clock the k.rand stand was filled to ovei flowing to wit ness the cup race with Belle Nelson to the front, the dash resulting as follows: Gov Neptune 1 Bill Dillon 2 Sp culation 3 Joe McWahon 4 Mollits McCaithy 5 Time, 4:01 At he close of the day the grand stand and every depaitment was lull to o-seiflowing and it is speaking within bounds to slate lhat there was not less than 3i,0( people visited the great show. The inan.igemi-nt report re ceiptsduunsrthe day from all source t(gate and grand and) at approximately $14,001 allow ing $2 OlJO for the trrand stand, would leave 12 000 uate moiiev, which would represent 24,000 pacing visitors. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept 5 The crowd owing to the multitude of attractions at the other end of the avenue, was not as irreat as on Wednesday. A count ol Ihe turn style recoid and careful e*tiuia es make the nura ner not lar Irom 2500.', and tins, too, wiih th^ Piesident at -t. Paul. Nearly all the interest of the dav centered about the hor ipeful, and the de6ire univcisally felt and expressed was 'hat he should beat the Rarus time MINNE\POLIH, Sept. (JThe* mot Ding broke cool and cloudy, after a slight shower duiing the night, just enough dampness fall mg to cool the atinospheie and lay the dust. The immense crowd begau to assemble as early as the trains and streetcars began to run. and continued to increase in numbers until Ihe hour fr the great Ranis attraction which was expected to cume on annul 2 p. M. Every department was filled to suffocating from Me chanical hall to the furthermost sheep pen at the lower corner of the grounds. At 2 o'clock the grand stand was comfortably filled At 1:W there was mere than could ste well at 1:45 there was a crush and at 2 o'clock the people were packed in this large receptacle like sardines in a box. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 7 The crowd was not as numerous as on Wednesday or Friday, but was still large( taking into consideration thai it was the last day of the fair. At 12:30 o'clock the woid was passed along the line that the President was -emlng The carriages diew in at the gate. The President was all condescention, smiles and good na ture, while iv Pillsbury's rubicond counte nance shone forth like the gloiious orb of through the haze of an Indian summer atmos phere In the front carriage were President Hayes and wife, and Gov. Pillsbury and wife. Other cairiages followed conveving the Presidential party and distinguished visitors. Mayor Rand introduced the President, who addressed the comparanvcly small assembly at some length, and was listened to with re -peclful attention. Gen. Deven*, also, spoke for a fewminuti8. The resident held a re f*-otion at the Nicollet house in the evenihg, after whi'h he re nrned tei St Paul to spend the Sabbath, as the guest of ex-Seuator Ram sej. Tl he races in the afternoon, Ihe track having become drj, affoided the entertainment for the closing day. Just bef le the close of the rac^s Col. W. S King appeaud in the |udges' stand and ad dressed the people present, stating that the exposition for 1876 hat w been brought to a dose. How successful had be the vast enterprise those present were the living and enthusiastic witnesses. He sa'd that of all the jrrand displays the grandest had been the cor dial unity and good will of those present, who so larue'y contributed to the s-iccess of the enterprise by their helpful presence. Es pecially would he thank tho^e gentlemen in terested in the noble animals who had u-ed their wonderful energy in the remarkable ex hibition of 6peed. To the credit of these gen tlemen that during the entire week not ene single di-courteotiB or questionable action had been indulged in, and tor a more honorable, higher toned und truer lot of gentlemen the world might be searched through and their equals be undiscovered. The andience testified to their approval of the Colonel's remarks by three rousing cheers and a vociferous tiger. REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION. The Mtate Ticte^t Nominated and Plat form Adopted. The Republican State Convention met at Music Hall, St. Paul on the 4th inst, Thomas Simpson of Winona acting as Chairman and Geo. W. Bushnell, of Faiibault as Secretary. A committee on platform with Gen. J. B. Sanborn of St. Paul, as chairman, was appointed and submitted the following report which was unanimously adoptee!: It ia customary for political parties in convention assembled to restate the principles upon which they were founded, by which they have been preserved and for which they claim themsehej entitled to fu ture eonndence. The Republicans of the State of Minnesota reaf firm then: devotion to the great priueip'es of equal right, personal e.-dom and national unity, to defend and preserve which the Repnbli an party throughout the Union was called into being by an act of the pop ular conscience acting upon the will of the people. In fulfilment of its calling it has preserved the na tion, which, under the administration of the Demo cratic parly, bad become involved hi civil war. It has reconstructed the nation by ddinj its con stitution of the elements of dissolution, thereby form ing a more perfect union, establishing justice, insur- ing domestic tranquility, providing for the common deiense, promoting the general weaaie and secur.ug the blessings of liberty. It na kept and caused to be kept the pledged faith of Ihe nation to its cieditors, whose faith in its in tegrity madeits existeuce possible and to its soleLers net sailors whose arm' preserved it. It has by a judical sjstein of government aid to great works of internal im provement luude ready for settlement areas which eghteeujearn axo were beyond the fmutier bnt which are now great and prosperous States, thereby lum Bhiug lands to the landless aud homes to the homeless, not in a wildeauess bnt in the midttt of civilization and retiu .ment wh ch under that sys tem have ace unnamed setilemeuts instead of lag ging behind them. It has a'l the States protected the rights of every citizen both the black man and the white, and has, alter ear of eff rt against the obbtacles of in veterate prejudice, sectional hate and bitter opposi tion to the Democrat party, nsumateri a rectored union resting upon the acquiesi ence and freewllof a reconciled people and no longer enforced by the bwoid. It has been demonstrated by Legislatures and in courts that no constitutional right inheres in the government to protect the people against monopo lies from the powerful, arbitrary and rapacious. As a declaration of principles the Republicans of the State of Minnesota convention assembled RESOLVE, FirstThat in its efforts to restore harmony at the South, in administering the vanous executive de partments so that taint of corruphon rests upon them, emancipating the primary councils of the people from the domination of office holders, in its redemption of its pledges of civil service reform, and in itsfinancialmeasures and policy, the administiitions of President HayeB merits the confidence aud hearty cc- operation ot the people, and we feel no disposition to censure that adminis tration for embarassments caused by incidental and collateral dithculUes which are necessarily inherent the situation, SecondWe believe that the faith of the nation is pledged to pay its debt in coin. We urge persistence in the policy of speedy specie resumption, because we believe it to be the policy of common honesty, wise economy and prudent statemanship. We warn the people against the doctrine of an un limited and irredeemable paper currency issued by the United States as a pernicious delusion, because it is unconstitutional tinder the decisions of the su preme court ot the United States, because it will un settle values and betray the resources of the country into demoralizing speculation because it will bear with disastrous force upon the laboring man by put ting mto operauon the well-known law that under such a currency the prices of the necessaries of life rise first, while the wages of labor rise last, and then never to an equality of purchasing power because under such a policy the price of agricultural products is fixed at and by the gold prices of the foreign markets by which the farmer sells at a gold standard but is compelled to pay curreucy prices for all he buys, because such a policy is pra-tical confiscation and is the ulty of communism, is dishonest and han brought disaster to all nations that have persisted it. ThirdWe demand greater economy in State ex penses and particularly those lucideut to the hanta ble institutions and, if necessary, such legislation as will cause to cease ail combinations by which inor dinate sums are sought to be secured for these pur poses. FourthWe condemn as revolutionary the effort temg made by the Democi atic party to usurp the Piesidency aRanst the decision of the tribunal by which all electoral questions in that behalf have been denm'e'y settled. FifthWe declare it to be the sense of this party that the Democratic party, nnder a false pretense of economy and reform, haB unnecessarJy impaired the efliciccy of the army. SixthThat we commend the present State ad ministration. And, submitting these reasons to the judgment of the people of this StRte, we confidently ask the con tinuance of tLej confidence. THE NOMINATION. John W Berry was then nominated for Advocate Justice of the Supreaie Court acd S. H. Nichols for crk of the Su preme Court by acclamation. For State Auditor I. P. Whitcom1* of Olmsted, M. D. Flower of Washington, and E. W. Trask of Houston. The in formal ballot stood Whitcomb 96, Flower 54 Trask, 48: Hayden, 4. The formal ballot stood Whitcomb, 107 Flower, 48 Trask 45, and Whitcomb was declared the nominee. The following State Central Commit tee was appointed. Find, district, D. M. Sabin, Washington county. Second district, H. A. Castle, St. Paul. Third district, 1. N. Coe. Olmsted. Fourth district, C. T. Woodbury, Anoka. Fifth district, F. B. Clement. Rice. Sixth district, J. A. Keister. Faiibault. 8eventh district. L. W. Collins, Stearns. Eighth district. E. L. Howe, Scott. Ninth district, David Benson, Uenville. Tenth district. Ed. Thompson. Houston. Eleventh district. A. N. Seip. St. Louis. Twelfth district. A. E. Rice, Kandiyohi. At large, G. L. Brackett. Going into Partnership. Mrs. Nottingham, being unable to get the means from her husband to supply necessities at last iniormea him that she should resume her profession of teaching, so as to be as independent a3 she was be fore she was married. You're not in earnest, my dear?" said Mr. Nottingham. "Of course I'm in earnest. Why not? Do you supp se I intend to ero this way. beggin and prajing for every farthing I spend? I have been independent once and can be so again." "No but look here!"' Mr. Nottingham had lisen, and wa* pacing up and down rather unea-ily. "My wife can't go to teaching. What is it that you want?' "Whut lean earn!'' proudly retorted Mrs. Nottingham. "But put it into words Well, then, look here," said Mrs. Not tingham I have always done my own work and sewing. Considered as a cook, I demand three pounds a month as a seam stress, one pound as your wife and the mother of your children, at least ten pounds moie. And then 1 shall not con sider myselt properly compensated. 4 Whew-w-w! Let me seeit's nearly fifteen pounds a month." "I cons'der my services worth that, at leafet," said Mrs Nottingham, with digni ty "but if you would rather hite a house keeper, I wiil prosecute my original idea of erpening a select school." Mr. Nottingham walked up and down the loom once more, rumpling bia hair into poieupme fashion, with his Sogers "I'll consult Uncle Whetherbee," he said. "Very well," said Mrs Nottingham, "I am quite willing to abide by his Jeciion. Uucie Whetherbee, a bronze visaed ex-sa"lor. who was comfortably smokiog his meerschaum up stairs, was summoned at once. He came downrather slowly, on account of a wooden legand listened to the pleading on either side with the utmost gravity, 'D ye want to know my opinion Uno'e Whetherbee asked, when they both had finished. 4 Certainly," said Mr. Nottingham. "Of course," said his ife. "Then look here,," said Uacle Whether bee "Matnminy's a copartnership of joys and soirows, and it ought to be of money as well. My advice is Nephew Nicholas, that you divide even with your wife. wpt %x "Divideeven!" blandly repeated Mr. Neil tiny haul. Or better still," went on Uncle Whe th bee, "take one-third of the money vour sell, lay aside one third for household purposes, and give the other third to Piite e." "Yes, but Uncle" i "Yeiu asked my advice," said Uncle Wet her bee. There it is and I have nothinar meire to say." And off he stumped up stairs again. Mr. Nottingham looked at his wife. Bis wile looked back again at him. "Well," said Phoj "I wilt try it," said Mr. Nottingham. 'It seems a wild idea, but Untie Wether bee is a remarkably sensible man. Yes, I'll try it." And lor the next tbrte years Mr. Not tingham remained in partnership with hi*, wife on these unusual financial condi tions. "Though for the life of me, I can't see wuat you do with all your money," said he one day to his wife. "The very idea that has often suggest ed itself to me in regard to your money," retorted Mrs. Nottingham, laughingly: |'l had intended to buy a house for you, if it hadn't been toi this unexpected ap propriation of my funds," said Mr. Not tingham. "I can wait, my dear." said his wife, serenely. All in good time." But one afternoon Mr. Nottingham came home early from business and rushed up to Uncle Wetbeibee's roam. "My dear Uncle," said he, "that house Falkirk's js in the market at forced sale. Such a bargain! $3,000!" "Why don't you buy it then?" said Mr. Wetherbee. scooping iresh tobacco out of his jar. "Because I've only been able to lay up $2,000 out of that deucedly small allow ance of mine," said Mr. Nottingham. Ever since divided with Phoebe, ac cotdmg to your suggestion" "Yes," nodded Uncle Wetherbee, "ac- cording to my suggestion" "I've been a comparatively poor man,' t-iahed Mr Nottingham. "One cat't lay up anything on such a pittance as that." "Pirhftpg jour wife thinks so, too,' chuckled Uncle Wetheibee. "Oh, that's altogether a different mat- ter," said Mr. Nottingham. "I've been thinking I ought to reconsider that af- fair." Uncle Wetherbee mred intently at his weioden leg. and said nothing. "But," added Mr. Nottingham, "about the Falkirk's p.ace? It's a little gem of a house, and I've always wanted a house of my own. This rent-paying business don't altogether suit me. And I could give a mortgage for $1,009, and if you would allow me to use your name as se curity." "Oh, certainty!"said Uncle Wetherbee "use it as much ao you like And Mr. Nottingham went off rejoic ing. But Wiggs & Sangster, the agents in charge ot the Falkirk place, were exult ant when he arrived. "Two thousand dollars and a mortgage for the balance, is very well," said Mr. Sangster, "but they had had another offer that morning of eash down! And they considered it their duty to Mr. Falkirk to close with it. Very sorrybut per haps they might suit Mr. Nottingham with some other piece of property." Mr. Nottingham went home sadly dis pirited. "What's the use of trying to save money? said he. I'm going to give it up after thi-!' "I don't agree with you there, dear," said Irs wite. I've been saving money for the last three years and lound that it pay." "You have?"' said her husband. "Of cour I have. you suppose I 'pent alt the money? Not a bit ot it. I put the best part of it out at interest, always following Uncle Wetheibee's ad vice in my investments, aDd I've bough a hou*-e with it!" What hou^e!" Mr. Nottingham's eyes opened wide and wider. "The Falkirk house," said Mrs. Not tingham, her lips and cheeks dimpled all over with satisiaction. I complete I the bargain to day. My dear," she add ed, stealing one arm around her hus band's neck, "how do you think I have held up my end of the business partner- ship?" Better than I could have done myself, Phoebe," said Mr. Nottingham, with a curious moisture coming into his eyes "My plucky little wife, lam proudo- you." It was your money, Nicholas," said his wife in a faltering voice. "Bu*- it was your prudence and econ omy tnat stored it up, Phoebe." Then you don't regret the terms and articles o* our partnership?" So ihe young couple moved into the Falkirk house when the first of May came around, and the coziest room in the house, with a south window and an open fireplace for a wood fire, was reserved tor Uncle Wetherbee. And Mr. Nottingham is never tired of toiling his ftiends thit his wife bought the place with her share of the partner ship profits. 'The most charming woman in the world," says Mr Nottingham. Arago once confidently annunced that a big comet that was approaching tne earth would not destroy" it. How do you knew?" he was askad. I don't,' he replied "but in cither case I am Site* If it dot n^t knock the world to pieces, I shall be considered a prophet if it does, they can^ blow me up in. the newspapers." CjVf