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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
And, submitting these reasons to the judgment of
the people of this StRte, we confidently ask the con
tinuance of tLej confidence.
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*
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 following State Central Commit
tee was appointed.
Find, district, D. M. Sabin, Washington
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
"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
"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
"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
'D ye want to know my opinion Uno'e
Whetherbee asked, when they both had
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
"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
"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
"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-
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
"Oh, certainty!"said Uncle Wetherbee
"use it as much ao you like
And Mr. Nottingham went off rejoic
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
"What's the use of trying to save
money? said he. I'm going to give it up
"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
"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!"
Mr. Nottingham's eyes opened wide
"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-
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-
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
And Mr. Nottingham is never tired of
toiling his ftiends thit his wife bought
the place with her share of the partner
'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