Tho Lincoln County Herald
PUBLISHED AVERT THURSDAY
THEO. D. PISHEH.
LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD.
9I.OO A TEAR IN ADVANCE
Ml NCI. 14 COPIKS ViVti CENTS.
TROY, MO., THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1872.
CHAS. MARTIN, Jr.,
ATTORNEY AT LA IV,
WILL practice In nil tho Courts of tho Third
Judicial District. Special attention civen
to the collection of debts.
B. W. WHEELER,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public,
NEW hope, mo.
VT7ILI, attend loan; professional buslhess In
v v tbo Courts of Lincoln, Warren, I'ike and
GEO. Ii. COLLIE II
OALLEKY SOUTH OP BALLINOEK'S
Photograph Albums and Picture Frames
For Salo at Lowest Prices.
jiStT Call and look at my pictures.
T . J . WEBB)
ATTORNEY AT 1A',
WILL promptly attend to legal business.
Special attention given to Collecting.
Offi.cc with J. D. Allen, in tho old P. 0.
E. E. SYDXOR,
ATTENDS to all kinds of DENTAL WORK,
and gunrantcesperfect satisfaction.
pir- Ofllcc Front room over C. C. Ransdcll's
Hoot and Shoo Store. fcb2l)n8
J. C. GOODRICH. W. W. BIKKHEAD
DR. UIRKIIEAI) will be In tho offico all tho
tlmo. Dr. (iOODHICII will only bo hero
from tlmo to time, duo notico nf which will bo
given. (las for tho PAINLESS extraction of
teeth administered at all times by Dr. llirkbcad.
August 31, 1871. vGn26l
iii. nr. mcleixaiv, ii. i).,
PHYSICIAN AM) SUKKHON,
Offico at M. S. Jiallinger's Drug Store.
Hi. C. MAGH UDERi
attorne at law,
Will prnctico In the Courts of tho Third Judical
A. V. .Mr.KEE. VM. FRAZIER.
3KKEE & FRAZIER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Wilt practice In all tho counties of tho Tblrd
J ndicidi Circuit, and in the Supremo Court of the
Mate. luchl ly
WAIIOV & CREECH,
ATTOHNUVS AT LAW AND ItliAL
KSTAT12 AC! 13 NTH,
Will practico in oil tho Courts of tho Third
Judicial Circuit, and tho Supremo Court of tho
fitato. All business entrusted to their care will bo
promptly attended to.
Offico over Dr. S. T. East's Drug stoic. Offico
Hours rromv a- m. to 4 p. in.
F. T. WILLIAMS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
NOTARY' PU I! LIC,
January I, 18011 Inly
A. II. BUCKNER,
ATTOKNdkV AT LAW,
ST. CHARLES, TIO.,
n ill attend to any professional business in tho
courts or Lincoln, Warren, Montgomery and
St. Charles, and In tho District and
buiircmo Courts. vSnlyl
UENP.Y QUIOLEY. J EUCJENE N. H0NFIL8
QUIKLEY & BONFILS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Conveyancers d-Iieal Estate Agents,
WILL practice In tho various Courts of tbo
Third Judicial Dlstslct (Pike, Warren,
Montgomery and Lincoln). Having been en-
iraired for two vpnra rui.f In m,vtnn nn nk.t...i
of title of all real cstato in Lincoln county, thoy
uu.v pvuuimr uicimius lor lurnisnmg ai snort
notice a complete abstract of title of all tbo
onus in sniu oouniT.
July 28. 1870.
SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MED
GRAND SQUARE AM) UPRIGHT
These instruments bavo been before the Publlo
for nearly Thirty Ycors, and upon their excel
lence alone attained an m7fflrcfla;re-Miicii,
nM,iu jiiuuuuiieu iuciu uncnuaietx in
All our Square Pianos have our New Im
proved OviRSTRVno Scai.k and Agraile Treble,
would call special attention to ou' late
Improvements In (IRANI) PIANOS
and SQUARE GRANDS, found in no other
l lano, which bring tbo Piano ncaror Perfection
than has yet been attained,
tvery Piano I'ullv Warranted for Plvo
Illustrated Catalogues and Prlco Lists prompt
ly furnished on application to
A, I-SVr KABK Haltlmorc, SW.
nf ??' rBl" establlsk.d ageacics.
Males and Females,
THE SECOND TERM OF THE SIXTH AN
NUAL SESSION of Troy Christian Insti
tute, will comuicnco on
MONDAY. FEBRUARY, 12, 1872,
and close on Wednesday, Juno 20th.
TERMS FOR TWENTY WEEKS.
Colleglato Dopartmens 20.00
Academic " 15,00
Primary " 7,50
Contingent Too 1.00
German, French, Music, Drawing n-t Book
Wo havo inorcasod our Faculty by tho addi
tion of ono or moro tonchcrs, and feel ablo,
under present arrangements, to glvo Stulcnts all
tho ndvantngo they will havo elsewhere.
Wo havo room In tho Boarding department
for a largo number of boarders, and It Students
oro entrusted to our cxcluslvo care, both In the
school and In tho lamlly, wo will bo rcsponsitlo
for their mors! culturo whllo with us. By en
trusting children to us, parencs may fed assured
that they will bo as carefully guarded as at their
Wo want Active, Earnest young Men
uml I.ndics, who roaliio the Importance of
lire, and appreciate good advantages.
J-AS- Ono half of nil bills nro duo when the
Student enters s remainder at eloso of Term.
We Insist cm the observance of tills re
quirement. Charges dato from beginning of Term, except
on special contract. No deduction savo for pro
tracted sickness. Addrcs
J. R. GAFF, A. M.f
rTMIIS BAKERY WILL SUPPLY YOU WITH
Light, Health. ill Rreatl,
Cheaper than you can make it, and save
you the vexation of often seeing all your
i east and Dough turn out badly.
Tho spring and summer season will soon bo
here, and In order to mako it proQtablc to ray
customers by furnishing them bread cheaper than
they havo heretofore been nblo to get it, I will
selr tickets, each of which will bo good for a ten
cent loaf of bread, at tho rato of 1.1 for $1, thus
giving $1.30 worth of bread for a dollar.
MY STOCK OF
IS LARGE AND VARIED, AND I KEEP
THE FINER QUALITIES AS
WELL AS STICK CANDIES.
Also, Figs, Raisins, if-c, and all kinds of
Cakes Found, Sponge, Lemon,
Tea, Seotch and Ginger.
All kinds of Cakes and Pastries made to
order. All orders should be given at
least two days in advance.
I have just opened out a NEW
AND COMPLETE STOCK of
Goods in the brick building of Mess.
Woolfolk & Creius, adjoining Mr.
Withroui's saddle and harness store,
and will keep on hand
COMPLETE STOCK OF
The Season being short J have determined
ON ALL GOODS.
As I realised consldciablo loss by the
burning of my homo, store and stock, I earnestly
call upon all persons who owo ma to settle. I
need tho monoy.
Troy, Mo., Nov. 30,1871.
J. B. ALLEN. WM. T. BAKE
ALLEN & RAKER,
Attorneys-al-Law, Agents Slate Ids.
Company and Real Estate Agents,
WE have a number of good farms for salo,
among which are the following:
Farm of Win. Crouch, 1 mile from Troy. Well
Farm of T. II. Elliott, on the mad between
Wright City and Truxton, Improvements good.
Farm of Eliiah Owlnss. known as tho San.
defer place, 6 miles west of Troy, near Mexico
Belonglnging to tho estate of Jos, Doled,
Office I11 the old P. O. llulldlng ( VT. A.
KOtflt BUSINESS IN THE HESW
The Humorists Account of his first l.ec
I was horns) again, in San Francisco,
without totalis and without employment
I tortured my brain for a saving scheme
of some kind, and at last a public lecture
occurred to me I I sat down and wrote
one in a fovor of anticipation. I showed
it to several friends but they all shook
thoir heads. Thoy said nobody would
cotne to hear mc, and I would make a
humiliating failure of it. They said that
as 1 bad never spokon in public 1 would
break down in tho delivery, anyhow, I
was disconsolate now. But at last an cd
itor slapped mo on tho back and told mc
to "go ahoad." Ho said, "Tuko the
largest house in town, and charge a dol
lar a ticket." Tho audacity of tho prop
osition was charming ; it seemed fraught
with practical wordly wisdom, howevor.
1 ho proprietor ol tho sovcral theatres en
dorsKil tho advice, and said I might havo
his liandsoma now opera house at half
price ulty dollars, in sheer dospora
tion I took it cn credit, for sufficient
reasons. In threo days I did a hundred
and fifty dollars worth of advtrtising and
printing, and was the most distressed and
frightened creature on the I'acino coast,
I coald not sleep who could undor such
circumstances? For other pnoplo there
was iacetiousnsss in the line ot my poa
tcrs, but to mo it was plaintivo with a
pang when 1 wrote it :
"Doors open at 7A o'clock. Tho trouble
will begin at 0,
That line has done good scrvico since.
I havo seen it apponded to a newspaper
advertisement, reminding school pnpils in
vacation what tiuio next torm would
bogin. As thoso three days of suspense
dragged by I grew more and more uti
happy. I had sold 200 tickets among tuy
personal friends, but I feared thoy might
not cotno. iIy lecturo, which had eootned
"humorous to mo at first, grew steadily
more and more dreary, nil not a vestige
of fun seemed lelt, and I grieved that I
could not bring a coffin on tho stage aud
turn tho thing into a luneral. I wat so
panic strickeu at last that I went to throe
old lnonns, giants in stature, cordial by
nature, and stormy voiced, and said :
"This thing is going to be a failure ;
tho jokos in it aro so dim that nobody
will ever ecc them. I would like to have
you sit in tbo parquetto and help me
They said thoy would. Thon I went
to tho wifo of a prominont citizon, and
said that if she was willing to do mo a
very great kindness I would be glad if
she aud her husband would sit promi
nentlyjn the left hand stago box, where
the whole bouso could see them. 1 ox
plained that I should need help, and
would turn toward nor and smile, as
signal, whon I had delivered an obscure
joke "aud then," I answerod, "don't
wait to investigate, but respond I
She promised, Down tho street met
a man I had never seen before, lie had
been drinking, and was beaming with
smiles and good nature. lie said:
"My name is bawyer. iou don t
know me, but that don't matter. 1
haven't a cent, but if you know how bad
I wanted to laugh, you d give mo
ticket, Come, now, what do you say ?"
"Is your laugh hung on a hair-trigger ?
that is, is it critical, or can you get it off
My drawling infirmity of speech so a I'
fected him that he laughed a specimen or
two that struct me as being about tho
article I wanted, aud I gavo him a ticket.
and appointed him to sit in tho second
circle in the centor and bo rcsponsiblo for
that division of the house. X gave him
minute instructions about how to detect
indistinct jokes, and then wont away and
lett him chuckling plaoidly over tho nov
elty of tho idea.
1 ato nothing on tbo last three ovont-
ful days I only suffered, I had adver
tised that on the third day the office
would be opened for tho salo of re6orved
seats. I crept down to tho theatre at
four o'clock in the afternoon to see if
any sales had been made. Tho ticket
seller was sono, the box-office looked up
1 nau to swallow suddenly or my heart
would have got out. "No sales," I said
to myself. I might have known it. I
thought of suicide, pretended illness,
flight. I thought of these things in
earnest, for 1 was very miserable and
scared. But cf course I had to drive
them away and prepare to meet my fate
I could not wait for half-past seven : I
wanted to face tbo horror and end it tho
feeling of many a man doomed to be
hung, no doubt, I went down a back
street at b!x o'cloek, and entered the the
atre by the back door. I stumbled my
way in the dark among tho ranks of can
vass scenery and stood on tho etage, The
house was gloomy and Bilent, and its
emptiness depressing, I went into the
dark among the scenes again, and for an
hour and a half gave myaolf up to the
horros, wholly unconscious of everything
elso. Than I heard u murmur ; it rose
higher and higher, and ended with a
crash, mingled with cheers. It made my
hair rise, it was so oloso to mo and so
loud. Thoro was a pause, and then an
other ; presently camo a third, and be
fore I well knew what I was about I was
in the uiiddlo of tho stage, staring at a
sea of faces, bewildered by tho fierce glare
of lights, and quaking in every limb with
a terror that seemed like to take my life
away. Tho house was full aisle and
The tumult in my heart, and brain, and
legs continued a full miuuta beforo I
oould gain any command over my soil'.
Then I rocognizod thu obarity and friend
liness in the faces beforo mo, and littlo
by little wy fright melted away, and I
tega U talk. Within three ot fo
minutes I was comfortablo and even eon-
tont. My threo chief allies, with three
auxiliaries, were on hand, in the rar-
quettto, all sitting together, all armed
with bludgeons, and all ready lo make an
onslaught upon the feoblest joke that
might show its head. And wbtnevor a
joko did tall, their bludgeons camo down
and their faces seemed to split from ear
to ear. t-awyer, whose hearty couute
nanco was seen looming redly in the
ccntro of the circle, took it up and tho
honso was carried handsomely. Inferior
jokes never fared so royally beforo
Presently I delivered a bit of pcrious
matter with impressive unction, (it was
my pot), and the audience- listened with
an absorbed hush that gratified mo moro
than any npplauie. Just as I dropped
tho last word ot the clause I happoncd to
turn and catch Jlrs. s intent and wait
ing eye ; my conversation with her flashed
upon me, and in spite of all I could do I
smiled. She took it for tin signal, and
promptly delivered a mallow laugh that
touched oil tho wholo audience, and the
explosion that followed was the triumph
of the evening I 1 thought that that
honest man lawyer would choko himself;
and as for the bludgoons, they performed
liko pile-drivers. But my poor little
morsel of pathos was ruined. It was
taken. in good faith as an intentional joke,
and tho prize one ot tho entertainment,
and I wisely let it go at that.
All the papers were kind in the morn
ing; my nppctito returned ; I lmd abund
ance of money. "All's well that ends
A Modem Wile.
"You're a pretty girl to be married,' said
an aged aunt to her nice. ' hy, what
do you know about houjc-keopiug just
from a boarding-school ? I am ture your
husbind will have need of a mint of
'Lai aunl, I expect to board; you
need not think I shall bother my head
about domestic affairs. Fvcrybody now
boards, who gets married genteelly, the
"What shall you pay a wcok for such
kind of living?' inquired the aunt.
Mr. Hyde says that he can get first
class board and accommodations for (if
teen dollars ; two rooms beautifully situ
atcd ; and I am suro that is cheap.'
'AVhat is Hyde's salary ?'
'Why, six hundrod dollars now, and
tho promise of promotion perhaps eight
hundred dollars bctoro tbo year is out.
'So you aro going to live on tho 'per
hops,' aro you? Now, let mo tell you,
Susio. you talk foolishly. If your hus
band is at present receiving six hundred
dollars a year, lay by ono hundred. It
will be foolish to live beyond your in
'Why, ount, nobody will respect us if
we do not livo as stylish as other pcoplo
'True child, and that is what lam try
ing to impress you.'
Tho year passed away. Susio lived in
stylo, paid fifteen dollars for board, ro
ceived her genteel acquaintances, worked
some fancy netting, drew a few skotches
from old paintings, grow tired of board
ing, determined upon fashionablo house
keeping, when, lot a defalcation camo
out. Hyde had embezzled his em
player's money, was arrested, held to bail,
and the penitentiary stared him in the
SuBie did not believe him guilty ; they
always lived so economically that it
could not be true I
Hut bo was proved guilty at the trial
and sentenced to imprisonment for a term
'How come you to do so, Hyde ?' asked
the good old aunt.
'To please my wife's fancy,' was the
reply. 'Sho wanted to livo like other
people and I wishod to gratify her, and
to do so committed my breach of trust,'
Tho broken hartcd wifo lamented the
beginning she had made, when, alas I it
was too late.
She now lives at her father's, with a
worse thun widow's sorrow to harrow her
The plain road to ruin is here olearly
marked out. Wo seo wbat must have bceu
tho result of such a course, but aro not
thousands of others sacrificing thoir hus
band's reputation by less obvious but
still as ruinous coursos of extravagance?
Away with the ruinous thought that
gentility demands sush a sacrifice! If
you vuluo tho good opinion of truly
worthy people, you will not sacrifice
your integrity at the shrine uf shoddy
gentility ; for they aro always favorably
impressed by prudence and economy in
tho young. 'Cut your garments to suit
your cloth,' is an old maxim, but the sen
timent is as good now as in the olden
times. A life of gaudy show may do
for a butterfly, but not for a man or
woman who expects to survivo one sea-1
The wife should trv to aid tho hus
band in tho toils of life, and honost in
dustry hardly evor fails to be rowurded
with a competency and contentment.
'Tis distanco lends enchantment to
viow. An old Dutohmao, who some
years ago was eleoted a member of tho
Canadian Legislature, said in his broken
English stylo : " Ven I vent to the Leoh.
islature I thought I would find deni ll
Solomons dcre, but I soon found dere
vai tome at piok feols dero ai I vas."
An old criminal was ones asked what
was the first stop that led to his ruin, and
be jnBwered : "The first step was oboat
in a printer out of two years subscrip
tion, Whon I bad done that, tho devil
got such a hold on mi thai I eotld mtm
aftoivtrdt shake km .
A Leap Tear Ball.
They bad a leap year ball at Wellsville,
Montgomery county, on tho 'i'ZA ult. Wo
olip the following humorous account of it
from tho i'laindcalor :
Tho Leap Year Ball given by the
young ladies of Wellsville on the evening
of tho 22d, was a complete success, and
was heartily anjoyed by all present. Tho
whole management of tho ball was
in the hands of the young ladies and they
deserve special credit for tho efliciont
manner in which tho programme for tho
evening was carried out. It is customary
on all festive occasions to givo a descrip
tion of the ladies' toilets, but at leap
year parties, this rulo, wo beliove is ro
versed and the make ups of the gentle
men becomo fit subjects of comment.
Soino of the costumes worn on this occa
sion wcro so beautiful and singularly
appropriate, that wo must essay a briof
description ot some ot them :
Mr 0. II. W 0 was becomingly at
tired in an elegant dress of imported flour
sack's, with over dross ol same tastefully
trimmed with flounces of red cotton flan
ncl ; cast iron jewelry ; hair artistically
arrunged, and scanted with tho extract of
hart.hnrn ; square-toed number elevens,
cut low in the instep and high at tho
Mr B, O d was magnificently ar
rayed in a full suit of sky blue bed tick
ing, with Lias folds ; black crape over
skirt, cut high in the neck, brown paper
collar, corn cob jewelry J hair en regie.
Mr. J. T r looked beautiful in aco9tly
dres of sea island cotton, trimmed with
guipuro lace and pannier to match;
brick bat jewelry ; hair fricasecd.
Mr. Fi. W 0, a brunctto, woroa eostly
and olegantly niado up suit of Japanese
oil cloth, cut high in tho back and very
low in front, with salo leathej bolt ; mag"
nificcut soltairie etoiy mado from Wells
ville coal ; hair loose and flowing.
Mr. A. L d was decked in a full suit
of corn colored hemp lace, over dress to
match, trimmed with white cotton cord ;
large and flowing bustle, wagon hub jew
elry ; hair in curls, tastefully trimmed
with artificial sun flowers.
Mr. F. 11 U t, (tho belle of tho even
ing) was neatly and beautifu-ly attirod in
a tight fitting suit of gunny bagging, with
box pleated ruillen of ingrain carpeting;
Spanish flounces of army blanket, deep
pointed cuffs of cross grained muslin ;
Grecian bend slippers and palpitators.
Sang with lino effect during t lie evening
the beautiful aong entitled "Put mo in
my little bed."
Mr. O. II 0, a blonde, was modestly
arrayed in a neat navy blue calico dress,
cut hollow, with basque waist and double
skirt trimmed with buckskin; tucked
Irish linnen chcmizetto; Coon creek dia
monds and Germany slippers.
Mr. D. W r, of Middletown, woto nn
elegant suit of golden brown homespun,
with swallow tail, cut double-breasted in
tho back, with myrtle green velvet trim
mings ; Hickory creek jewelry ; juto
chignon, and hurse hair ringlets.
Mr. F;. B s, of Montgomery City,
woro a costly dross xxxx blue denim;
with over skirt of cotton batting, decora
ted with a bright yellow, and very ex
pensive hemp lace; Danville marblo jew
elry ; hair a la pig tail.
There were many other elegant toilets
worn on tho occasion, but our memory
will not allow us to mako a definite de
scription of them:
"l'was but a cuuplo of hours before tho
sun mado its appearancu in the east, 'ero
tho lights were turned out and all ro
turned to their homos, fooling perfectly
satisfied with the evenings enjoyment,
and the success mado by the young ladies
in their efforts to mako the ball ono of
the brilliant events of the year. Typo.
Two-Seventee.v, Almost. Undo
Peter, who flourishes in tho mountains
of Vermont as a horso dealer, was called
upon tho other day by an amateur of
'equine' who was in search os something
fust. Tho result is told as follows:
"There," said Uncle Peter, pointing to
an auimal in the meadow below the
houce, "there, sir, is a mare that would
trot her mile in two minutes and seven
teen ccconds wero it not for ono thing."
"Indeed I" cried his companion.
"Yes," continued Uncle Poter, "she is
four year old this spring; is in good
condition; looks well; is a first rate
mare; and she oould go a mile in two
seventcon were it not for one thing."
"Well, what is that?"
"That maro," resumed tho jockey, "is
in efory way a good pieco of proporty.
She has a heavy mane, a switch tail, trots
lair, and yet tboro is one thing only why
she can't go a milo in two seventeen."
"What in the Old Harry is it then?"
cried tho amateur impatiently.
"J no dutance is too great for the
time 1" was the wags reply.
When Gen, Jackson was Prosidont', a
heartless clerk in the Treasury Depart
ment ran up an indobtness with a poor
landlady to S-ri0, and thon turutd her off
as ho did every othor creditor. She
finally went to the Preiident with her
complaint, and asked if he oould not
compel the cleric to pay the bill. "Ho
offers his note," elio said, "but his note
is good for nothing." Said tho Presi
dent, "Oct his note and bring it to mo."
Tho clerk gavo her tho noto wi'.h tho
jeering request "sho would let him know
when she got tbo money on it." Taking it
to the Prosidont ho wroto "And Jaokson"
on the back of it, and told her aha could
get the money at tho bank. When it
became duo tho olerk refused to pay the
nolo, but when ho learnod who the in
dorscr was he mado haste o "raise the
wind," The next morning bo found u
noto on his desk saying that his service!
wero o longer repaired ly iht govertii
stii-rMl i swe4 hi ligtkt.
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Each additional Insertion. 1 ,, ?
Administrators' Notices A 01
Final Settlement Notice 3 00
Stray Notices (single stray) II CO
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p.' A Liberal Deduction will bt made td
A Little Sermoi.
At a railroad station not long ago one
of the beautiful lessons which all should
learn was taught in such a natural, simplo
way, that none could forget it. It was
a bloak, snowy day, the train was late,
ladies' room dark and smoky, and tho
dozen women, old and young, who sat
waiting impatiently, nil looked cross, low
spirited or stupid, Just thon a foilorn
old woman, shaking with the palsy, camo
in with a basket uf littlo wares for sale,
and went about mulcly offering them to
the sitters. Nobody bought anything,
and tho poor old soul stood blinking at
the door a minute as if reluctant to go
out in the bitter storm again, she
turned patiently and poked about the
room as if trying to find Bomothing, and
then a lady in black, who lay as if asleep
on a sofa, opened her oyos, saw the old
woman, and instantly asked, in a kind
tone. "Have you lost anything,
"No, dear, I'm looking for the hoatin
place, to havo a warm 'fore I go out
again. My eyes aro poor, and 1 don't
seem to find the furnace nowhere."
"Here it is," aud the lady led her to
tho steam radiator, placed a chair and
showed her how to warm her feet.
"Well, now ain't that nice?" said tho
old woman, spreading her ragged mittens
to dry. "Thaok'eo, dear ; this is proper
comfortable, ain't it? Im 'most frozo to
day, bein' lame and aching; and not sel
ling much made meson of down-hearted."
Tho lady smiled, went lo tho counter,
bought a cup of tea and some sort of
food, carried it herself to the old woman
and said, as respectfully and kindly as if
the poor soul had been dressed in silk
and fur, "Won't you have a cup of hot
tea? It's very comforting such a day
"Sakcs alive I do they give tea at this
depot?" cried the o'd ludy in an innocent
surprise, "that made a smile go round the
room, touching tho glummest face liko a
streak of sunshine 'Well, now, this is
just lovely," added the old lady, sipping
away with a relish. "J hat docs warm
Whilo sho refreshed herself, telling
her story meanwhile, the lady looked
over the little waros in the basket, bought
soap, and shoestrings; and cheered tbo
old soul by paying well for them. As I
watched her doing this I thought what a
sweet face she had, though I considered
her rather plain before. I felt dread
fully ashamed of myself that I had grimly
shaken my head when tho basket was
offered to mo ; and as I saw a look of
interest, sympathy aud kindness come
into faces around mo, I did wish that I
had becu the magician that called it out.
It was only a kind word and friendly
act; but somehow it brightened that
dingy room wonderfully. It changed
the faces of a dozen women, and I think
it touched a dozen hearts, for I saw many
eyes follow tho plain, pale lady with
sudden respect ; and whon tho old
woman, with many thanks, got up to go,
sovcral persons beckoned to her and
bought something, as if tbey wanted to
repair their negligence, There wag no
gentleman present to be impressed by
the lady's kind act ; so it was not done
for effect, and no possible reward could
be received for it excopt tho thanks
uf a poor old woman. But that simplo
little charity was as good as a sermon,
and I think each traveler went on her
way better for that half hour in that
How to Phevent Oil Lamps Bubst
l.NU. A lato number of tho Scientific
American contains a valuable letter from
Professor J. M. Barbour, of La Grange
Collego, Missouri, on a very simple de
vice for proventing tho bursting of oil
lamps. It consists simply in fastening
tho burner on with a cork initead of a
scrow, when, if an exploiion does take
pluoo, the cork will blow out, leaving the
lamp aud oil intact. He has experi
mented for over twenty years in oxplo
sivc gases, and has proved the correct
ness of this pluu upwards of five hundred
times during his lectures. For instance,
ho fills a strong glass decanter of 000
quart capacity with equal volumes of
olefiant gas and oxygen, and pluL's the
mouth tightly with a cork. When tho
gasses are fired it will blow the cork out
with a loud explosion and force, but tbo ,
decanter, which ho holds during the ex
periment in his hand, is unharmed. Tho
same experiment may be tried with an
ordinary lamp with perfect safety. The
reason why tho glass does not break is
beoauso there is a ready exit for tho force,
and there is no necessity for rupture.
The olofiant gas aud oxygen exert a
greater explosive force than could possi
bly toko place with any mixturo of hydro
carbon vapor und atmospheric air. Tbo
only danger when applied to an oil lamp,
would be to throw out tho inflamed wick
along with the cork ; the oil according to
the Professor's cxperienee, would seldom,
if ever ignite. The device is not pat
ented, and it appears effective and rea
sonable enough to knock all the other
patent safety, non-explosive contrivances
into tho shade.
A Dutch Jmtico iive tho fi.llowini'
oath to. witnesses : "Ymi dn nwlnllv
swore you tell tho truth, the whole truth,
ami naming but the truth, tho best what
The Democratio central committee of
Indiana hav concluded to riolrl n atat
convention for tho nomination of state
officers. Pveaidenllnl aleetnto nd ilaln.
gate itt large to the National convention,
on tne iztn 01 June, by which tune the
political situation trill bo intelligibly
manned out. and Democrats of all shades
of oyiulon ennblod to agree upoa a harm
onious xtrogrameia ros tuo svs.
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