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JD. A. WEBSTER. Editor and Proprietor. A Weekly Paper Devoted to Temperance, Literature and Politisa -
Tin. '."ronlilian's Hank al Washington
has commenced paying l?i depositors thc
twenty P"r iiiii. dividend decided nil
sonic weeks agi._
C? KS; < i AI: Kl KM) says that lie intends
tu move a repeal of the law increasing the
postage upon newspapers as soon lis con
gress assembles.
RUSSIA'S part in our exhibition next
year may he comparatively small, hut it
will he interesting all iii?- same, lt will
consist ul' products which cammi he du
plicated hy any other country, Ihr they
an- tu bi.nfiiicd t<> those which are pe
culiar tu her soil aiel climate.
'I'llliv have recently had the seventh
annual eil show in the Crystal I'a lace;
London. The highest priced eat was val
ued by its owner al i?i 1.000. bul it didn't
-jet the first prize. "Tommy I>odd,"ngod
nine year-, valued at s.Mili was the win
ner. There wen- over live hundred cats
Tin: city ol' Rori in has hilt one steam
liie engine, the rest being old-fashioned
baud machines, and the water supply is
inadequate. Recently au immense new
hotel wa- hu riieil, and water was brought
io harre!- and pumped feebly tu the sec
ond -tory wlu-ii- then- was nu (ire. At
length a heavy rain extinguished thc
WASUIXUTO.N dispatches a.-en that
toe Commissioner ol'Internal Revenue
will nut recommend any increase ol' tax
ation this winter. The receipt-un wins
ky, ide., during the last year have lieen
larger than in any year, except I STU,
since tia- taxe- were first imposed, and at
tin- increased rate they will he -till
further augmented during tin current
fiscal year
Coi-'i-'KK drinkers w ill please remember
that the crup reports du nut huh! mit any
comforting assurances. A falling nil' has
been reported all around. Of old lava
there is a considerable falling oil' Rio
shows a still inore marked diminution,
though there is sunn- coll?e of the pre
vious crop left over. The islands near
dava shewv a decrease of about fifty |?er
cent, itt production.
?T is a significant lac. that the grain
trade of New York lias fallen oil'this year
18,772,010 bushels as compared with la.-t
year, while the delivery at Raltiiuoro is
greater than last last. Philadelphia also
shows a gain. When our southern rail
way system i> made winn it ought tu he.
( Charleston, Rori Royal ami Savannah w ill
export inure grain, Hour and meat than
any other Atlantic cities.
RKOI'I.K who w rite letters will lind in
st ruction ?n the fact-shown in the report
of thc dead letter < tilico last year. Some
?{.,(?-10,707 h tter- went astray, mainly
Lb rou gh carelessness in directing. There
was taken out of these letters Ila- aston
ishingly huge sum of i$t,AW,?(?0. All of
this was returned to ?ls owners with the
exception of $-100,000, which romains as
a profit tu tin- I'o.-t-ollice Department,
Frrzitov, believed lo have been cbiel
in the organization ol' lin- whiskey ring
at St. Loni-, went into court Tuesday,
and. tu thc dismay of Ids ciiunsel, pleaded
guilty to all the counts in the indict mehi
against himself. Thorite, a late store
keeper, also threw himself on the mercy
cf Un- court. This action is considered
al St. Louis as the mont significant epi
sode in ihe downfall of Ibo once formid
able underground organization.
A COM PA ll ATI Vl-t analysis of the publi?
debt statement published shows a de
rease in legal tenders during the last
mouth of ?7ti.r?,OOO, and in fractional cur
rency "I" SH l2,( i- H i. 'l in- Treasury bal
ance increased nearly $11,000,000. The
five-twenties of 1802 have disappeared
from the interest heating debi, having
been absorbed by the new live-. Thc
$10,000,000 ol ISO1 bond.- called in, leave
but about SI2,000,000'of the new lives
nut taken. There are ?il HUI I ?3,000,000
ol' the new 'r.i- -till outstanding, ami
j j icy ? ill be called in before the loth
SA*, an Kiiglish paper: A sample of
condensed milk, weighing alunit one bini
hundred pounds, wa- exhibited at tho
rooinspf ibo Soi iety ol' Ait-, and an in
terest inj?: ex pori melli made I hereon. This
mammouth pi ?... .!' solilicd fluid was
prepared hy Honker' ! otu.-, it had
been exposed h. the action of the air for
four y.-ars and i|m... m ;";i,-. yet it<
quality was so excel!,.,it ilia I in a few
minnie- ?i was resolved, hy churning,
into good fresh hint, ,. This,trial was
only om- oj' a series made at thc Intcrna
i nial Exhibition,South Kensington, and
elsewhere, in each ease ih.- same satin
factory ri un wa- obtained
?Cl'll.?I.\4> <>"*> VZiV. SAND
. I? Well in WINI, li- WVll I? Will,
I rn sn UK' wnrlil halli illili?
Sinl-v 11. > t il'-- Uli'?-, inn) .- Mi w,
Ami iiKiinnitf I.mimili Hu*.?im.
itu' li IM':i i JU', y ? Vim UK Illili l ir.
lt ? sim1 > "ll |il'"'l::'- ? ii li lt 'it?i ;
|:.rtitiii timi < nur liivi? ? ill m m
|t. v..!i.| tin- .lays of ymith :
I'm ii vu nive nut lii-arl fm- heart,
As ?? Il II- Ininti fur limul.
You'll liml vim'vi-|II:IVIHI lilt-umvi-i |iart,
Ali 1 " httill ii|*in lliv -?un?. "
.Tis wi ll In savv, 'tis willi III lltivi!
A !..? wily >ti n i- m ?nM,
Ana I m|i I . -1... n 1 ? "l -liillin? still!',
I 'llV i llili il J ls ( lilli.
ll H i i n " nut :ill ymir ln.|.ml Inisi
tn what il?'ilirji mim' l.rlnus ;
Wi' cannot llvi'iill yellow il list
I'liiuixvil -.villi purer,tilings,
A ml lu; wlm jilli's IIJI wealth atone
Will ..(li n ii-ive ... si?ti'l
r.i'-i.lf lils II.::.i- ch- '. ami i ?wu
'i'i- " Imiit II ] ? iii Hiv . milli "
'"Vi*'(..I in-pi ik in Ii i'?n'ily uiii-i'
Ami.iii" wliiTi-Vr wi' inn :
Pair S|IISTII slnmlil lilml lin- human mimi,
.\ml liiw link man t" man.
tim stnli mit at I liv l?i'lltlv Wiil'il - ;
I i-t .lii-ils with laimna-.'v il wei I :
Tl.in- wini |iiiii - starving liinl-.
Shuiilil M-sittvr I'I'IIIIIIH us well.
Tin- ni. i . y l li.il i- warm ?uni I i tu'
Musi li'inl a helpini: lian I.
I'm il.'thal tulle, y vt fail lo <!.>,
lint " I.nilli II|MIII tin' saint."
I Im1 evening as I l'a ' twilight wa- dusk
ing ?uti) lin |n r shatlt s. l'armer Welton
slooil itt his dooryard, willi a gilli in Iiis
I lia nils, ami -aw a il oj? coming out IVoiii
j Iiis shod, ii ivas not Iii- dog, for Iiis was
i of a li-'jil m!.ir, vvliilO Ulis was surolv
black. "
i Thc sheil alluded to wa- open in fron;.
with dimble doors f?)!' lim passage ol
'cart-, ami a wicket for peilest naas at Ibo
?liarle: ami litis slietl was pari ot a con
! limions structure connecting tin' barii
willi lin- lntiisi'. A rou nt I hack of this
I house was tho sheep-fold.
Then! had bern trouble upon farmer
Welton's piare. Dugs had been killin";
I hi* sheep-and sonic of the very liest at
' that. 1 lo had declared, in his wrath.
thal In* w.iiild shout lin- first -tray t?o?;
he found prowling around hi- premises,
j I )n this evening, hy chance, he had lieen
earrying.his gun from the I,ouse io the
! harn, when the canine in tender appeared.
Aye. and in the hai n he had been taking
the skin from a valuadlo sheepwhich hail
I ico n killetl ami mangled willi tigerish
fel> icily.
Su. when la1 saw '.he ?trange ting ctun
ing through his shed, he brought the gun
to his shoulder, ami. willi quick -ure
?aim. fired. Thc dog gave a leap ami a
howl, ami having whisked around in a
circle, two or three times, he hounded oil
' in a tangent, yelping painfully, and was
. -oiiu lost to sight.
"Hallo! what'- tu pay now, Wilton'.'"
" Ah i- thal you. 1'rost ?"
! " Ye-, li?eii shootin' soinetltiii,' aim
I've -hot a ling, I I II Mik.
i " Ve C-S. I seed him .-..till oil' lt
was ?Jraekett's, I reckon."
l?efore the larmer cou hi make any lui*
, ?her remark, his wife called to him front
: the porch, ami he wen: in.
Very shortly afterward a boy and a girl
caine out through the shed, as the dog
Iliad caine. 1 ?own hack of Welton'.- farm,
j'listant hall a mile, orso, was a-aw ami
I grist mill, wit h quite a little settlement
around ii: ami people having occasion
ito pi mi foot from that section to the
I farms on the hill could cut ulfa longdis
tance hy crossing Wilton's lui. The
I my iinil girl were children of Mr.
lirackctl. When they reaehetl home
they were met Ly a -cene of dire confu
sion. ?Mil ('ario, the grand old New
foundland i log- the loving ami the loved
the true and the faithful -hail come
home shot through thc head, ami was
dying. The children threw themselves
upon their shaggy mate, and \vepl and
moaned in agony.
Mr. I hackett arrived just ?ts the dog
breathed his last. < ?ne ol' the older hoys
stood hy with a lighted lantern -for it
had grown quite dark now-and the
farmer saw what had happened.
" WI... ditl i his ?" he asketl, groan
".lohn Welton did it," said Tom
i Kro-t. coining upai thal moment. " He's
been losin' sheep, an' a i?ucs-? he's got
kind o' wrathy."
" I hit my dog inver killed a sheep
never! He's Leen reared to care for
sheep. How came he down there?"
"Ile went over to the mill with S?
and me." said thc young! r Loy, sobbing
as he spoke ; "and he was running on
jabead of lia Inward home. 1 Inania gun
I just before we got to Mr. Wei ton's, hut
oh ! I didn't think lu- could have shot
j poor ( 'ario !"
Mr. Bracket I wa- fairly beside him
I ried I*. To say lu- was angry would not
express it Ile loved I Ital doe -it had
been t!ic chil l' pct ol' hi-- hoii.sclmld fur
yeal?. He was no! a mau in the habit
til using profane language, hut mi the
j present Occasion a fierce oath escajied
I liim: alni in that frame of mind-liter
silly Itniling willi hui wrath and indigna
Ilion he stalled for Welton's.
John Wi itui; ami I'ett ?hackett had
been iieighin.il from their earliest days,
and they bail ben friend.-, loo. iSelweeii
jiLe two families there had I teen a bond
:<>! !oyc and good will, anti . - phil of
?iraterhal kiswlne: ami regard* lia?!
i marked their intercourse, (loth the
l'armer- -vere hard-working men, willi
stromj feeiing.s ami positive characterist
ics, i hey belonged to lite sante religious
society, ami sympathized in polities.
They hail hail Warm diseils-ious, Lui
never ycl a direct falling out, Of tho
two, Welton was the mun- mic lice I md,
ami. j. .ii.ip-, a lillie mun- tinged with
pr'nle than v.a iii- neigh I tor. ?hu llie;
weio holli hearty men,.enjoying iii?1 for
i bc good it pave t hem;
Mr. Welton entered his kitchen, and
stout I the empty ;:un up behind the dom.
" What's tue nuttier, John?" his wife
asked, ?is -ie -av Iti'j tit niblet I face
";Pm afluid I've done a I Kid thing;?" i
lie r.'|>li.'i| regretfully. " 1 fear I have
-hui Bracken's <1??ir.
" < )h. .lohn!''
'. Hut I didn't know whose dog ii was.
I saw him coming out from thc shed-it
wa< too daru to sec more than that it was
a dog. I only thought of the sheep I had
lost, and I fired.''
'. 1 am sorry, .lohn. < >. how Mrs.
I hackett and tlie children will feel. They
sot everything hy old Carlo. Hut you
eau explain it."
Ye- - 1 can explain it."
Half an hour later .Mr. Welton was
going to his hain with a lighted lantern
in his hand. Ile was thinking of thc re
cent unfortunate occurrence, and was
son ly worried and perplexed. W hat
would his neighbor say? He hoped
there might he no I rou hie. He was
relleeting thus when Mr. Brackett ap
peared before him. coming up quickly,
and stopping with an angry stump of the
Now there may be a volume of electric
influence even in the stamp of a foot, ?md
there was such ?in influence in tin- Stamp
which Brackett gave; and Welton felt
it. and braced himself against it. There
was. moreover, au atmosph?re exhaling
In.in the presence of thc irate man ?it
? mee repellant i.nd aggravating.
...lohn Welton! you have shot inv
dog!" The words were hissed forth
'. Yes," -aid Welton, ?eily.
" I low dared you do it ?"
?" I dare shoot any dog that comes
prowling .around my buildings.especially
when I have liad my -heep killed by
.. Bul my dog never troubled your
-heep, and you know it."
". I low should I know it ?"
" You know that he never did harm to
a sheep, lt wasn't in his nature, lt was
a mean, cowardly act, and (an oath) you
shall stifler for it !"
.. Blackett, you don't know to whom
you are talking."
..oho!" (another oath) "We'll find
oui! We'll -ce! Don't pul on airs,
.lohn Welton. You ain't a saint. I'll
have satisfaction, if I have to take it out
of your hide !'r
.. 1'eter. you'd better go home and cou!
oil*. Yon an1 making yourself ridicu
Now. really, this wa- the unkindest
eui of ?di. Nut all the mad words o j
Braekett pul together wei?- so bard as
thi- -ingle sentence: and John Welton
put all the biller sarcasm of the com
mand into it.
Brarkeil burst forth into a torrent ol
invectives, and then turned away.
Halfan hour later .Ioho Welton ac
knowledged to himself that he had not
done exactly right. Had he. in the mit
s?t-in answer to Bracken's Iii-; out
burst-told the simple truth that he
had shot the dog by mistake; timi lie
wa- sorry ; and that he wa- willing lo do
anything ?" bis [tower to make amends
had he done this, hi- neighbor would
probably have softened :tt oni e. But it
was toci late now. The blow hud been
struck; be had been grossly insulted;
and he would not beek down.
Mr. Braekett was not sn nundi reflec
tive. Ile univ felt hi- wrath, which he
nursed l<> keep it warm. Thal evening
he hitched his horse to a job-wagon and
went down lo the village after a barrel
of Hour. Having transacted ?his store
business, he called upon Laban Pepper,
a lawyer, to whom he narrated the lacis
.d' thc shooting ol' his dog.
Pepper Was a man anxious for fees.
Ile had nu sympathy or soul above that.
" You -ay your dog was in company
w ith t wo of vour children ?"
" Yes."
"And thi- passage over Mr. Welton'*
land, and through his .-bcd, has been
freely yielded by bim ns a right ol'way
to hi- neighbors ?"
.. N'es sir, ever -ince I can remember.'1
" Then, my dear sir, Welton is (dearly
liable. !f you will come with mo, w<
will step into Mr. Oarfteld's and have :
-nil commenced at once."
Mr. (iarfield was thc trial justice.
All ibis happened on Friday evening
fin Saturday it had become uoisci
abroad in I he funning district that titer,
was not only serious trouble hetwooi
neighbors Welton and Blackett but tba
tliey were going to law about it.
( >u Sunday morning John We!1.":
told his wife he would mu attend eh i ireh
She could go if she liked. She had m
m ed to ask her husband why he wi.nl?
not go oui. She knew he was unhappy
and that be could mn bear to meet hi
old neighbor in the house of (?od whil
lin- dark cloud was upon bim. Nor iii
shh wish lo meet either Mr.or Mrs. Brail,
cit. So they both stayed al home.
Peter Bracket! was even more miser:
able than .lohn Welton, though porha]
he did not know it. Ile held in elof
companionship the very worst demon
manean embrace the demon (d'wraf I
fol vengeance; and in order to maintai
himself at the st rain in which bc had st.
his feelings, bc was obliged io nurse ;Ii
monster. Ile did not attend church ?
ih.il day, nor did Pi wile. Two in th ri
times during the calm, beautiful Sal
bath, as he glanced over toward h
I neighbor's dwelling, he found him-e
j '<.? ginning to wish that lie had not gone ?
-ce .lohn Welton in snell a heal of ange
bu! he put thc wish away, and nu rsi
I back hi- wrath.
On .Monday, toward noon, the roust
hie came up from the village, and read
John Welton au imposing legal di icm nen
ii was a summons issued hy Wm. (?a
field, Ksq., a justice ol' Ibo peace ai
quorum, ordering the said .lohn Welte
to appear belitre him, al two o'clock, i
Wednesday, at his office, then and the
lo answer t<> tin- complaint of Pel
; Bracke! t, etc. Thc officer read the sui
moils, and loll with lim dcfcudanl
li was the first time .lohn Welton h
[.vcr lieon ('?I I loti upon to face thc law. Ai
first lie was awe-stricken, and ihenhewas
wroth, l?o toll! himself il>:it lu-would
light it io tin- hitler rmi. AIM I now li?'
tri- il !<. nurse Iii* wrath,anti liecainemon
unhappy than hol'orc.
On Tuesday evening, ['arson Surely
tailed upon Mr. Welton. The good man
ha?i heard of tin- tmuli.e,and was exceed
ingly exorcised in spirit. Itoth thu men
vere ol his 11 oe lc. and he loved and re
Aiecied them Imth. He -:t*. hown ?done
VT i i li Welton, and asked him what il
mea nt.
"Tell me calmly and candidly all ahout
it,*" lu- said.
Altor a lillie refiled iou, Mr. Welton
Loid tlf story. He knew tit?' old elergy
liian for ;t true mah :ihd whole-hearted
friend, and he told everything just a- he
understood it.
"And neigh ho r Hraekett thinks oven
now. thal yon . ls.it the dog knowing it
ivas his'.'"
"I suppose so."
"ll" yon had told him lite exact lads
in thc beginning, do you thing lie would
liave held his anger?"
Thin was a hard question lor .lohn Wol
Loiij hm he answered ii manfully.
"Tm Iv, parson. I do not think he
"Were you ever more unhappy in
your lile than you h.ive hoeii since this
i rou lile caine?"
"! think not."
"And. if possihle, neijrhhor lirackot i
more unhappy than you."
"I >o yon think so?"
"Yes. Iii- i- -.li" in?st angry and
A hriefpau.se and then the parson re
' Brother Wellou, with you are
needed hut few words. You are a stronger
intu? than hrother liraekelt. IM yon
nm helieve In- has :i good heart?"
" Yes."
" 1 wish yon could show him how true
and good your heart is."
.. Parson ! "
.. I wisli you could show him thal you
possess trtif t'lirislinn courage."
'fl'ars 11. what do you mean".'"
'il wish you had the courage to meit
?lin) and cont]uer him."
"How o 'nid y.m have me do ii ?"
.. First, conquer yourself Yon ure not
iiflciided ? "
" No.. ( io mi." -
And thereupon thc good old clergy
man dn-w up his arm chair and laid his
liai'.ii li j' nt his friend's arm. and told ?lim
just what he would have him do. Ile
apt-" ruesi.lv. lind with lean in his
L'y ts*.
. llrothcr Welton, have you ihc heart
md courage to do this'.'"
T;ie larmer anise ami to..I; two or
I hi cc t urns across the floor ; and finally
lie said :
.. i win do it : ..
?rn thc following day. toward- lite
iiiii! Ile .if thc forenoon, I Vier llraokett
?tood in iii- door-yard with his lund
lien . Ile w:i- thinking whether he
? : '. harness hi- horse and 1.If lie
lore driller,'or Whether lie would wait
until afternoon. Ile <-oi;M not work : he
?ohid tot even pul iii- mind lo ordinary
. I wonder," he said lo himself. " how
lie ti tal will come mit ! I S'|HISC Welton
II lin-oid Whitman to take Iii- ease.
>f rial rsc the ?.Mice'll lie crowded. I om
I'rosi says it's noised everywhere, timi
Llutl evoryliody-'ll he then-. Plague take
it : i wish"
His meditations were interrupted h..
ippn aching stops, mid tin look i ni; up ht
lu l l l l neighlxir Wollom
( omi morning, Peter."
Itrackelt gasped, and filially answered:
? < mi d morning," though rai her crust ily.
'Adlon went on. franklv and picas
nilly :
" You will go tn thc village to-day?"
'? ! s'ikise M>."
"I have heen siininioned hy .lusiici
[iarliold to he there, also; hui really
I'el or, I don't wain lo go. (?ne of u.
ivill lie enough. f.? a Wield is a fair man
in I when he k nows 1 lie fad - he will d.
what is right. Now. you can state then
is well as I can, and whatever iii ; dec?s
ion i-. I will a I Milo hy it. You can tel
Iii II thiit I shot your dog. and that you
1< fi had done tue no hann.'"
? Do you acknowledge thal old Carl?
never harmed you -that !:?. never I ron li
led your sheep?" inquired itrackelt
w i h -tari led surprise.
"lt was roi his nature to do harm I
.it,yt hing. I am sure he would liav
sooner saved oin- of IIIV sheen than hav
killed it."
"Then winn did you shoot him for.''
"That is whal I was pisl (omine al
" I'eter. 'S" ? ? . 1 will (di thc .hist icc thu
I had lo i several of my hesl sheep- kille,
hy dogs thal I had just heen taking th
s:in from ii fut, val uni dc wether that ha
heen so killed and mangled thal I wa
on my way from my harli lo my h?usi
..'itli my gun in my hand, when' I saw
dog l inne out from my shed. My hiv
llioughl was that he. had come fro iii in
sheep-fold lt was niiunsl dark and
could uiit see plainly. Tell the .lustic
1 had lin idea i; was vein- dog, I nevi
i icai.a tl thal i Had (ired 1 hal cruel sin
t i old (.'ario until Toni Kr isl fold ?ne."
"Hi.-. ? You didn'l know it wa u.
'. I'eter, have you ,1 hough! o.hard <
me ;is to think I li:: f I could Jj nowingi
Kial willingly have harmed that grund ol
ilog? I would sooner have shut one 1
ul y < iv. 11 oxen.''
.. Itu!, von didn't tell me 1 : t firs
Why didn't you?"
" Ilocalise you come upon mc .?>
-mid; lily - "
?i). |?sh:iw.!" cried I ?racket i. willi
stamp of Iiis foot; " Why don i \ M p
ii otu a- it was? Say I cam-die. <>
yiiii s.? like a horne) that you hadn't
chance lo i Iii Ilk. I wv a hlauied foul !
tlial's what I wits.''
u And I was another, lVti r : if I
hailii't been I should have told you the
truth at once, instead of flaring up. Hut
wv w ;i| understand ii now You eau sei
the .1 ustiec-"
?. Justice he haniicd!- .lohn 1' mg
i? .,!! : what's the use? Then-!-Let's
, ii I it'so!"
l?*roui hi'r window Mrs. Ilraekett had
seo i i iii*- two nun ci.mc together, and sh?
t rom hied for the result. Hy and hy du
saw hei husband, as though Hushed and
excited, ;>ul out his hand. Mercy! wa
Ix- ?...niii" lo strike hi- noigldior'.' She
wits ready t<? erv out with affright tim
erv was almost upon her lips- when she
behold a scene that enlled forth rejoicing
instead. And this was what she saw:
She saw these two strong nen grasp
one another by the hand, and she saw
bi-.r. bright tears rollin-.: dowii their
cheeks: rind she knew that the fearful
storui was passed, a nil thal the wann
sunshine of love and lraiu|uility would
?.onie again.
Arsenic Slaters.
At :i meeting ?d' the t iei nian natural
philosophers in Vienna, Hr. Knapp In
troduced two arsenic eater? fruin Sty ria:
tlu> one ate .?Iii grammes of yellow sul
phuret Of .ii-eiiie, tin-nilicr .10 grammes
of arsenic acid in sight >.!" the assembly.
In his lecture on the jirsonic eaters hr.
knapp said, among other things: "lt is
difficult to give any certain particulars
as t.. the increase in number ?d' arsenic
eaters. 1 have convinced liivself thal
there < \i-t many ol' them in Kpper
Styriii, and also in Middle Styrhi ; very
nuiin stable hoys, hostlers, wood cutters,
and foresters, are known to nie ?is arsenic
eaters ; even the female sex is addicted
to ihi' practice. Many begun already at
seventeen or eighteen years of age to
take ar.-enic, and continued it t<> a great
age. Most arsenic caters keep the mal
ler secret, so that it i- impossible to give
accurate statistics. They ?di assign a>
their motive for indulging in thc habit
that it prevents illness: furthers their
wish to look rosy and healthy ; thai il is
a remedy against difficulty of breathing,
and ?is ists thc digestion of indigestible
food. A poacher in Kpper Slyria, who
made experiments in my presence of eat
ing arsenic, told inc lie had acquired
courage by the habit. The appear;.nee
ot" the arsenic ('?itel's in all cases known
lo nie is healthy and robu.-t. I think
only robust [tersoiis eau become accus
tomed to the practice. Sonic ot' them
al'..'.in a great age. Thus in Zeiring I
saw a charcoal burner, upward ol' To,
still strong and hearty, who, 1 was told
had taken arsenic lor more than forty
\ ears. I heanl. too, of a chamois hunter
(d'SI. wini bad long been used to eal
arsenic. I never observed an arsenic
caelie/.y iii tliose addicted to the habit.
Ft cerlainlj hapi?oned once that such an
arsenic euler 'a leather dresser's appren
tice in l.igisl, I SHA), while intoxicated
toole too much, t. eil liv poisoning him
self severely. According to his own ac
count he had tal e i a piece a- large as :.
beau. Ile entirely reen en d. however,
..nd ute arsenic.afterward, bm mme care
fully. A - lar ;;s my observ?t ions extend,
white arsenic, namely arsenic acid. As.
<>.".! abo called Howers of arsenic?, and
ll-.c yellow arsenic, As. H-?S, (orpiment I,
an- taken, and thal taken ina dry stale,
aloin-: or nh bread. Th?- dose is of course
very -mall ai first, and is gradually in
creased, tia- largest ipianiitv eaten in my
presence by the poacher iii Zeiring being
fourteen grammes A certain Matthew
Schober, in I .?gist, ate seven and oin-half
grammes before me on the 17th ?d' April.
!^?'?. Tin- interval-, loo. ai which a~
si'iiic is talon vary -every fortnight.
? .very week-, twice or three times a week.
Ibu all doubt as to the existence ot ??r
seme caters is ??ow removed by ibo pr?s
ont ex porithents."
-There is an old linly I i v ? ti?? in the
town ot' Zebulon, (?a.. ulm i- famous for
nu implicit belief in thc truth of every
story she tells, without reference to thc
impressions she created upon the minds
. d' hearers. She Im ' lately lost a cow,
mid in telling ber neighbor when; it was
lound, said : "You know them ptinkius
o' our-.' Well, the vines ol' 'bein punk
ins they growed right acrosi our creek,
and they glowed so thick and so heavy
Voil COllld clo-- on 'em jlls! like ol) a lot.
My husband lc- walked accost tin m
pitnkin vines, thinkin' to hurt our cow,
when be heeled silUtliili ?I cha? lupin un'
a cliawmpin around him. ami he listened
to beer what il was, when what do you
think'.' Ile -pied one cf them thar
puiikhis what -.'rowed on them vines, and
j thar he fou, d that our cow had bit inter
it on om- '-ide. mid had gone sb lui into
it he couldn't see her tail, but found lier
eulin' her way thro' thc other'side."
llts-iAN I N tu :-t itu: . lt; I St "ti Kits
.i.t had on.- bun in '! foundries and ma
chine shops, and only tilly two of which
wen- provided with steam. At th?
po sent lime then- arc three hundred and
sixty-two ot' ihc.-e establishments, seven
ty-nine of windi an- exclusively occu
pied wi'di '.in- manufacture of agricultu
ral ?mph monts. Statistics aie to batu!
(?oiiCcruing cue hundred and seventy
nine sm ?ps only: ti .-. employ U?,A;?.l?
workmen. In ISi?s lhere were two hun
died and twenty-two locomotives uiade
in Itiissia; last year tin number was
I sev< it hundred ami ninety-eight. A
i huge number of Kiiglisli workuieii are
employed in Kussian engineering -bop-,
j but they complain of being treated a
: nalu;idi/ed l?ilssian KU I ?j its; that is to
ay. iii .ir personal rights and liberties
j arc bill lilt le respect! d.
'?uringa clerical conti re,ice thc fol
j owing convers?t ?ot: was heard between
1.1.wo news bo,.: "I sty, .lim, ?hat's
: ;!:.. meaning (if so many ministers hein?
j1 here altogether.'" "Why, answered
j .lilli, cornfully. ".they alway- meei once
il ; e;ti' to -wp -ernioii
--Tin1 I * 11 itcli 111:111 notices that tin
biild .? :('!..<I nu n comb their heads with
- 11 v I p ->?mo! ? ? I ?. worse o ll" than your
self, and you will feel better ntl" than
you tan. it-!.
' .hihlron should IK- taught tim fre
quent II-.- of good, strong, expressive
words words dial mean exactly what
they should express in their proper
'. My faith," says De i.Jiiiney, '' i- that
a jrr?at man may he an infidel, l.y a rare
possibility, but an ?nt.-licet <>! thchiirhcst
order uiii-t build upon Christianity."
1 kmc II.-: why my path .helli.I l>.- at lim. .
S., straightly- Iicdircil, M< -nam;. ly barrell
I only kunu i in.I .il.l keep wide tie- lionr,
Mut I eau trust.
--Young wumen .-it-,- advised to :
good examples. because young men ?ire
always following them.
-Tlint writer .er.-- thc most tba! gives
tin- reader thc most knowledge and takes
from bim the least time.
-The?Milwauke? Sentinel remarks that
'time- will continue hard a- lone as tin
S:-J.IIOO ., yearinan strives to appear a- a
Now p;u padlocks on ymir coal-bin
doors and graft small powder maga/im s
into ymir woodpiles->S7" /.MI.'W (?I, I..
-.-lt was observed of a decease Llawver
that In-bad lett bu! few elicet.s ; to wilie',
a Imly remarked that "he bad but few
ea ii sos."
-" Jimmy, give us tin- core ol' \ < r ap
ple, will ye?" (Johnny, still eating),
.? Soil don't want this. it', a cooking ap
ple. I never tri vc a feller a cookiliu ai
?- ) wo li u lid red and sixty-three years
ago Sir Henry Walton -aid in a letter io
a friend: " An a in hassal lor ?-au lune-;
mau sent lo lie abroad for inc youd
tin- commonwealth."
." Bless you.'' -aid .lohn Henry, with
tear- in Iii- eyes, "she takes her own
hair off so easy that perhaps -In- doesn't
know bu" i: hurts to have mine pulled
mi:." ll ..-.'dit ,/i.urnnl.
London Kuti- Old party (who st Mil
tner.-, comes in I'm- sonic i|K-cacuai?ah '?
..()h. if you p-plcasc, yoting ni-r* tn, I
vv-wanl sonic ip-ip-ip-ip.-" Kiwi i ve
i-i-t.iut fired by recent reminiscence)- .
"lin n ab ' "
? When a man ha? been ' .ni at work
in an obscure way for yea 1 at length
nellie ves nutres*, ??i::;-tco...
ipiaiiitances ??suit bim hy offering cou
irratillations mi bi? "luck." - liosloo
Loan your money, deposit ymir
earnings, intrust your wealth as you may
Inn I..- -ure it is not loaned lo a " fast ';.'
borrower, deposited with a "spl rgy "
banker or intrusted to a .. magnificent
md princely" acquaintance.
-At an elegant woiuiitc: o! recant
late ai Lockport a very decided position
was taken hy the. parents of thc bride in
relation t<> tin- custom of wedding gifts,
t bi one corner of thc note of invitation
was significantly engraven, "no pres
The r. as..ii why a woman requires a
larg.- wallet I'm- the transportation of a
twenty-live cent shinplaster i? as deeply
wrapped in mystery a- the reason why a
ilog always turns armin.i three times
when be gel- up aller a nap.
- lt is the curious logie of sin that its
fruit -boni.1 lie no greater than its seed;
Inn acorns swell lo oak?, am! grains to
rranarics tull: and grain? ot' .?in prow
iar\ e-ts ol llic death that deathless spirit-,
They do things rather " last" down
in Huston, sometimes. A certificate ol
marriage was issued in that city a lew
. lay- ugo, to a woman only eighteen
ven rs old, who had bren married twice
-A n exchange a fib rd s lin- etymolo
gical information that the aboriginal
title ol' Niagara was " A wniagarah ; "
w hich closely accords with lin- pronunci
ation of lin world hv lin- modern lin
lish tourist.- .V/"' York World.
" l'a, i gue.?? mir man Lal).li is a good
Chrislain." '* limy so, my boy ?" .Why.
pa. ! read in ti e bible 'that' the -.viel;.'.!
-ball not live mit half his day?, and
Kalph says bc has lived mn ever since
b> wa? a little hoy,"
Mount Holyoke seininarv ha? sup
plied om- hundred am! lilt ern wives for
loreign missionaries, the last two grad
uating classes furnishing eigh t? cn ; lu;
it i.? impossible to say whether or nm
Mount Holyoke has done well until the
missionaries express themselves.
-..Tin first step inward wealth/'
says an exchange, "is thc choice ..I a
good wife." " And the first step toward
seen ring a good wife i? thc pos ...ion o!
'..I wealth''' >ay? another, lore wc
?nive on,- ol' those good rules which wot !.-?
pict lily b .1 h ways.
.-ff all t lu- gold in t ne wm !.: w< rc
welded ? ito one -o!id cub;.- ! lock, one
-ide ol' tin- Cllllic WOlllll ne I Ml IV OlilV
twenty-throe feet. I" in ': urn!' o' a
lump, lo tie -Ole. but wc hotthl lo
play wit!, ii a davor two. f.'.i
-- Dr. A. ..' Saxe recently desert lu d
before ihe L'a I il.'rn ia acai'.e:,. . ol cit m > .
a colo- .il t rec om.- cf a grn\ .? di?, ?o ered
.i. Santa ' lara county !:. circuiufcri m .
as act ital ly measured six foci from lim
ground, was bul a few i nebo less ?han
..ne Itu nilli d ami lilly li cl : a? ove) mic
hundred feet ol' ihe' lop ! ad fa'di ii, it
was impossible in determine lin- ? '
height, though this wa? piob.-ibly a' oiii
th riv ii II lid red li'i ! fbi- l riv, even in
thai lam1 ..I' vegetable wonders, stands
chici over ali. although U>e other ". ces
in the grove are -aid to he ..i mini
grow! li

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