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tfttE WATEltBURY iiNiHQ- DEMOCRAT, StfATRBAY, af ARCH 2i, 1891.
HOW IS IT
That there Is such aleuiand (or Wea'
Cigar, when Jh doe no soliciting. A
problem easily solved. In the nrit iplaoe
Waas pay cash (or all his tobacco, which
enables him to give the best cigar (or the
money in the market. Admirers of the
Little Pride of Waterbury should be on
their guard, because some parties are try
ing to palm off an Inferior cigar on their
customers, because it pays them more
profit. Concordia and La Radioaas are
trie Deal iuo cigars in mis city, iry jue,
Victoria and .Prides of Waterbury take
the lead among 5o cigars.
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oultry, ete. Uatue iu the season. Yege
tables fresh every day. Prices the lowest.
Park Market.
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1 1 Fancy Shirts finished up In the beet
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Shirts ISO. Starched and Ironed So. ollan
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Both Satisfied.
"X would not be s horrid boy,"
Bald Katie, with a trowaj
Tot boys, they alweya play so rough,
Aad muss my bread new gown."
" And I," sa!d Johnny, as he pulled
And twtted Katie's curl, .
" Would rather be a bit;, rough boy ,
Tlian be a fraidy girl."
And both were right. His plain to see;
In nature's equtpolao.
Gist make tlie very best of girls.
And boys tue best of boy.
West Shore.
Nobody Cares.
A wearily won little face,
A teel'le, forU-rn little smile,
Poor, faltering feet.
That must pace their beat
For many and many a mile
A star stealing out In the dusk;
A lamp that luridly flares;
In the wide city's whirl
Just s nameless girl
Nobody cares I
A desolate, dearth-stricken room,
A pillow pushed up to the wall;
A fUoker that shows
A faoe In repose;
Silence, and that is all.
Save ust on the woe-begone cheek
That look wbloh such raptness wear,
That light on the brow
Ah, who shall say now
"Nobody cares 1"
CornhUl Mag ulna
The Col. of the Fourth
A Story of the Late War.
BV BHRMARD BIOSBY.
Then, in the words of B. F. Taylor,
the poet-soldier: "The moment arrived.
Strong' and steady the order rang ont:
(Number one, firel Number two, nrel
Number three, fire!' It seemed to me
like the tolling of the clock of destiny.
And, when at 'Number six, firer the
roar throbbed out with the flash, you
should have seen the dead line, that had
been lyinjr behind the works all day,
came to resurrection in the twinkling of
an eye, and leap like a blade from its
scabbard!"
The order has been to take the rifle
pits at the foot of the hill, but the
Fighting Fourth and all those glorious
heroes with them forget to stop and
rally; and sweep with 6houts of victory
up the steep ascent. All falls, before
them. Grant catches the inspiration,
and orders a charge along the whole
lino; and dashing with broken ranks
across rocks and chasms, following the
bullet-torn flags that lead them, they
still go onward heedless of the tempest
hurled upon them. The battle is won.
That night the Union camp-fires glis
tened along the heights about Chatta
nooga, and Bragg's men were hurrying,
under cover of darkness, southward.
For Sherman's brave fellows, who
seven days before had marched two
hundred miles on two days' rations,
w ithout a change of clothing, tent or
second blanket to any man from com
mander to private, even now there was
no rest, for Grunt ordered them, bleed
ing and barefoot as they were, to march
over terrible roads ninety miles, to the
relief of Burnsido, when they drove
Longstreet's equally ragged and hungry
host in confusion after Bragg's retreat
ing thousands.
"And all this for love of fatherland!"
Frank sighed, as from an eminenee he
had watched the devoted line of patri
ots winding their way don the valley
in the distance.
Thomas and his men reocoupied Chat
tanooga, and supplies began to pour
into the place, much to the gratification
of the men, who of late had almost real
ized tlie solution of the problem of how
little food was necessary to sustain
human life; but Frank Besant hailed
with more intense delight than any
amount of good living could give him, a
batch of letters from Meltonburg: With
what Joy he retired to his quarters,
and, denying himself to all comers, set
tled to the delightful task of reading
them. There were two from Mr.
Brentwood, full of good advice; one
Vom Miss Ruth, short and chirpy, and
A LETTE& FROM BOMB.
chiefly relating to damp socks and re
clpes for sore throats; three dainty,
affectionate ones from Grace, all about
nothing, but very prettily worded, and.
which I am ashamed to say, the
foolish young fellow read and re
read till they were frayed at the edges
by constant reference; one from his
cousin, written simply with the design,
as It seemed to him, to Induce him to
let Mark Dendirson know, if he
chanced to meet him, what an uncom
monly tine young man she thought him;
and four from his mother, long, earnest,
loving ones, full of interest from first to
last. One of these, of the latest date,
especially claimed his attention and
produced many ejaculations of surprise.
"Your cousin Rate," she wrote, "has
taken pity on my loneliness, and, as her
father has married again, has consent
ed to remain with me until your return.
Grace and she are bosom friends, whose
affectionate sympathies are more keen
ly pronounced because each of them
has a aoldier-laddie for an ideal hero.
Now, who is this Major Hopkins, whose
name so often appears in your letters,
and who is evidently so valuable a
friend to you? I- ask because I once
knew a gentleman of that name, who I
heard the other day was serving in Ten
nessee. If his first name la John ask
him if he remembers Mary Carter, for
we were fast friends In my younger
days, and though he mar have forgotten
ma I retain a err pleasant remem
bmnee of him and should be glad to
llllt
hear more about him. And now, thy
dear boy, I have some strange and start
ling news to tell yon concerning James
Lawson, about whom you are so persist
ently silent in your letters. Do you re
member that uncommonly pretty girl,
Jane Murchlson, who was for nearly a
year in my service and who afterwards
lived with the Klcharosonsy veu,
nearly twelve months ago he secretly
married her, and on enlisting left her
perfectly destitute her and her little
baby-boy and if it had not been for
Mrs. Burrows and myself they really
must have gone to the poor-house. You
must see this man and insist on his re-,
mitting them money. But I have
something even " more startling to,
announce to yon concerning him.
Last week a Btranger came to the vil
lage who declares that he is the person
who so many years ago left the infant;
Lawson on the farmer's door-step
when he was on his way-out West to
seek his fortune. lie was crossing the
country in an emigrant wagon, and, as
his wife had died on the journey, when
he reached Meltonburg the temptation
to get rid of the child was so strong
that he could not resist it. He says that
he has been very prosperous and that
he is most anxious to regain his lost
boy. I have had an interview with him
and found him a simple and apparently
good-hearted man. I hope to interest
him in James' wife and child. Give my
kind regards to Captain Henderson, if
you see him, and tell him that every fe
male heart in Meltonburg except
Grace's is beating for his return. The
news of your promotion has just ar
rived, which would be grand indeed if
I did not fear it would lead you into
further danger. Does a Major go be
fore or behind his regiment in battle?
Grace and I hold different opinions on
this important question. Do satisfy our
doubts."
CHAPTER XV n.
JAMES LAWSON ONCB AQAIW.
When Rosecrans was in command at
Nashville nearly a year ago he had de
termined to establish in the Fourth, and
indeed in several other infantry regi
ments, a torpt T elite of mounted men,
armed with Henry rifles, and collected
from the different companies for their
marksmanship and steadiness in ac
tion; but, although the men were
supplied with the rifles chiefly at
their own expense, the ' authorities
at Washington had refused to
give them horses and the ad
mirable project had ' fallen through.
Now Colonel Hopkins had never been
satisfied with this arbitrary judgment,
pnd asked General Thomas to approve
pf his trying the experiment at his own
expense,- and an assent being readily
accorded, a little band of ten "mounted
sharpshooters" formed an effective arm
Df the regiment's usefulness.
One summer's day Major Besant found
himself in command of two companies
Fulton's and Gregory's supported by
the torpt f elite, on a march through a
rugged country in pursuit of a band of
guerrillas whose attacks on detachments
on foraging and other expeditions had
been peculiarly annoying. His guide
was a stalwart young negro, who pro
fessed to be familiar with the mountain
fastnesses, among whose recesses these
irregular combatants made their haunts.
The afternoon was well advanced when
they reached a spot where the road
branched in three directions one to the
right, one to the left, and one immedi
ately across a dense wood and as the
guide declared that these three paths
concentered again into one main thor
oughfare some five miles further on,
and that the forest was a very likely
covert in which to find the human game
they were hunting, Frank resolved to
divide his force into three parties; so he
dispatched Charlie and his men on the
right, Gregory and his on the left, while
he rode with the sharpshooters on the
middle road.
For a time nothing distracted their
attention, but suddenly the Major's ear
caught the sound of a cry that might
have been made by some forest bird or
beast, but which, under the circum
stances, was,$to say the least, suspicious.
It came from the right, the direction
that Fulton and his company had taken.
"Dismount your men and let them
follow me, Ferguson," Frank ordered
the officer of the sharpshooters, as he
threw himself from his horse and
dashed up the wooded Incline.
"It was nothing but a hawk or wild
cat," Ferguson cried, as he gained bis
side.
But as he spoke a rifle-bullet whistled
by his head and buried Itself in the
trunk of a hemlock.
"Quick, boys, to the trees!" Frank
shouted, as he set the example by plac
ing himself behind a massive oak.
-It was a curious duel which followed,
where neither combatant could see the
other. Every time a leaf on the hill
moved a bullet sped from the rifle of
one of the sharpshooters to the Bpot,
and every time that the smallest piece
of a soldier's uniform displayed itself
beyond the wooden barrier, it was the
target for a half score of shots. Now
and then, in a spirit of bravado, some
(nan would stick his cap out at the end
of his gun-barrel, and in an Instant it
was riddled with bullets.
"We can't go on at this little game all
day, boys," Besant said to the men
nearest to him. "I've half a mind to
charge the skulking scoundrels."
"It would bw certain death, but we
are readysir, if you give the word," was
Ferguson's reply.
Just then a ringing fusillade Bounded
In the distance, sAiswered by a volley of
rifle-shots.
"Captain Fulton has struck the main
body of them," Frank said, guessing at
the situation of affairs, which after
wards proved he was right, "and these
follows are but the outposts. Captain
Gregory must have heard our firing be
fore this, and if there is any way across
that rugged hill he will soon be with
us then we shall have them front and
rear."'
A pistol-shoP from the man who had
been left In charge of the horses
warned them that there was danger
there, too.
It was now nearlng six o'clock, and
though night in. that summer season
was not due for three long hours, it
was quite dark, for a fearful storm was
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hanging over the wood. It had been
gathering the-- whole afternoon, ' but
now it was come. Fierce clouds, black
and purple, rolled over the heavens,
massing in smoke-like density. . Then a
blinding sheet of flame, followed by a
crash of thu-ider so terrific that the
puny reports of the rifles seemed but a
mockery' of the warring elements.
Then a deept sullen roar that appeared
to shake the earth itself. The screams
of birds and cries of beasts, and the
crash of falling timber were the only
sounds heard now besides the artillery
of Heaven, for friend and foe alike had
crept to the shelter of the neighboring
rocks. Tall trees were torn up by the
roots and hurled to the earth like leaves
in an autumn breeze, and all the while
the deafening thunder never ceased to
roll, and not one drop of rain. But now
the clouds burst and the deluge was
upon them, not in fierce splashes, but
in sheets of water, that crushed to the)
earth all living things they reached.
And when the fury of the tornado
was spent it seemed quite natural to
Frank that the half-dozen figures of
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IT WAS A CPBIOUS BTTEL
men he knew were enemies, who had
been crouching by his side, should
glide away into the forest without a
parting shot.
It was a difficult task to make their
way over the fallen trees to the spot
where they had left their horses, but
they reached it at last, to find the snort
ing, trembling beasts unharmed, save,
one that lay struck dead by lightning.
"Push on, men," Frank cried. "Let
us get out of this infernal wood before
the last glimmer of daylight fails us." .
Luckily the sharpshooters were prac
ticed horsemen, for the debris of the
storm made their ride too much like a
steeple-chase to be practicable to men
whose seats in their saddles were not
firm. As it was, Lieutenant Ferguson
got an ugly fall which broke his
collar-bone, and Frank's charger
blundered over the trunk of a tree,
landing Its rider in the mud, with no
other damage, however, than a torn
coat and some very strong' language,
which Rev. Lubin's ma would not have
approved of had she been near to hear it.
They reached the rendezvous at last.
Fulton and his men were already strag
gling up as they arrived, and Frank
noticed with pain that the ambulance
wagon bore its load of misery.
"One man killed and four wounded,"
Charlie reported, briefly.
"And what of the enemy?"
"Heaven knows. They are in force,
though, at least two hundred strong.
If It had not been for that precious
6torm breaking on us they would have
wiped us out without a doubt. But,
have you heard nothing of Gregory,
Major?"
"Nothing whatever, Charlie. I am
afraid he must have retreated to es
cape the tornado. It came his way,
you know, and he would see it long be
fore we did."
"Then all I can say is that we .are in
Queer 6treet, for as soon as those beastly
brigands have got their breath they'll
be down on us like the wolves on the
fold."
"Like enough, Charlie. Well, we can
but do our best, and I don't doubt but
that we shall be able to give a fair ac
count of ourselves."
"Does this thing that imagines itself
a road lead anywhere, I wonder?" Char
lie mused. "Say, where's your guide,
Major?"
But that was a question that Frank
could not answer, for the last he had
seen of him was when he was howling
In an agony of fear behind a rock while
the storm was sweeping over them.
"He's here all right, sir," interposed a
sergeant who had hoard the Inquiry;
"his old mule scrambled along after us
somehow; but I'm afraid you won't
get much out of him, as that little
shower shook him up considerable."
The guide could not tell them much.
Only that about three miles further on
there was a deserted tobacco factory,
and that, if orders could reach him, Cap
tain Gregory might make a detour two
miles north and get there without re
crossing the wood.
Frank jumped to a conclusion at
once. Turning to his sharpshooters he
said;
"I want a man to ride to Captain
Gregory it is a dangerous tript-who
volunteers?"
Every right hand was raised and
every tongue cried: "I, sir!"
"I will choose the man with the best
horse," the Major said, well pleased
with the result.
To hear those gallant fellows expa
tiate on the merits of their mounts you
would have thought that Uncle Sam had
equipped them all with thoroughbreds,
but Frank had a good eye for a nag
and quickly selected a Btrong, well
ribbed black mare that took his fancy.
"That's mine, sir!" cried a young sol
dier, as joyfully as though he'd won a
lottery prize.
Frank first fed the lad and his horse,
and then started him on his dangerous
ride, giving him instructions to tell
Captain Gregory, if he could find him,
to make his way to the factory, whither
without delay, he too, started with hla
little force.
"Not a bad place to maker a stand In,"
he said, as he rode np to the big1, square,
empty wooden building, whose few nar
row windows seemed mere slits in Its
weather-beaten aides.
"Ii they don't burn the shanty over
West End Drug Store, '
111 West Main St.
Pare drags aud chemicals. . Preserip
ions earefolly compounded.
our heads," Fulton added, with a shrug
01 tne snouiders. '
There wasmoreover the additional pro
tection of a strong board-fence running
round It, which Frank eyed with satis
faction. The guards were set, the men
flung themselves with arms beside them
on the floor, to snatch, what little rest
they could, and silence settled on the
grim old edifice.
Nature in changing mood had swept
the clouds from the sky, and a young
moon silvered the tiny stream that
meandered across the little plain that
separated them from the woods.
Three weary hours passed and no
signs of the enemy. Then the sharp
crack of a musket from the outer-picket,
and the garrison was on the alert.
Like wolves rushing on sheep, the dar
ing crowd of guerrillas dashed to the as
sault, knowing well that they had
nearly three men to every one of the
hated Yanks. It was a motley troop,
composed of irregulars, with some fifty
soldiers who had escaped from Morgan's
command, when they had been routed
after his raid in Northern Kentucky,
and who now had joined their fortunes
with these reckless Free-Lancea.
A shower of bullets from the barri
cade of the fence checked their first at
tack. They had never met the men of
the Fighting Fourth before, and hardly
anticipated so warm a welcome. So,
recovering from their surprise, they
formed in better order, and once more
essayed to scale the slight obstruction
which this time yielded to their fury,
and the Union men, with little loss,
were driven within the building. Here
Frank's sharpshooters did noble work,
picking off the leaders of their assail
ants with deadening accuracy of aim.
"Keep cool, men, and don't waste
your lead," the young Major cried.
"Let every bullet have its billet."
"I can't make swell speeches like the
Major can," shouted Charlie, "but I
can tell you, boys, that if you don't kill
thsm why, darn it, they'll kill you!"
A gleam of fire from the narrow win
dows answered the appeal.
But the rear side of the building had
no windows, and save the cracks the
men had found in the boards, no loop
holes through which a musket-barrel
could be thrust. Here Frank antici
pated his1 worst danger, nor was he de
ceived. . "Major, they are gathering brush at
the back and firing the building!" a
private cried.
Alas, it was too true. Even as the
man spoke a stifling . cloud of smoke
filled the place, more dense, perhaps,
because the wood was wet from the
storm and refused to burn freely. As
ill-luck would have it, too, the light
night breeze came from this very quar
ter. It was a desperate strait. With
out were raging those bloodthirsty
fiends, who, unlike he chivalrous
Southern soldiers, seldom gave an
enemy quarter; within the air each in
stant became more and more unbreath
able. A horse, too, maddened by the
smell of fire, had broken loose, and they
were obliged to shoot him to prevent
his trampling on the wounded.
"Shall we make an assault, Major?"
Charlie asked, as cool as though he was
on parade.
"How can we?" Besant groaned, for
the thought of his gallant men perish
ing like rats in a trap cut him to the
quick. "That narrow door, the only
egress, would only permit us to rush
out in a line so thin that the boys would
be slaughtered like sheep in a pen."
"But we should die fighting, and not
be choked to death by this infernal
atmosphere."
"A flag of truce and surrender is all
I see for it, Charlie," was the doleful
answer. "There is one chance in a
thousand they might respect It."
"Then, let me bear It. Quick, or 1
shall stifle."
There was no alternative.
"You'll tell the old man I did my duty
to the last," Fulton said, as he grasped
Frank's hand.
"I am as little likely to see your
father again as you are," was the sad
reply.
Quick as a flash the door is opened
and Fulton advances with a white hand
kerchief waving in the air.
Do those rough hordes 6tay their
hands at the fluttering symbol of peace?
Not so; with a yell of derision they
THE MAJOB HELD A CAN OF WATEB TO
HIS UPS.
rush upon him, and even as Frank
gazes in indignation, he . sees a rope
flung round the neck of his unhappy
friend.
With a cry of rage he turns to his
men: "Prepare to charge Fix bayo
nets!" in tones of maddened fury.
But what is that?
The thundering beat of horses' hoofs
upon the turf nearer and nearer and
a squadron of Union cavalry dashes
like a whirlwind on the astounded be
siegers, riding them down and tramp
ling them to death like dust beneath
their feet. Not a dozen of the hapless
wretches reached the woods to tell the
tale of their misfortunes.
"Mark Henderson! By all that's
glorious!" Frank cried, as he grasped
the hand of that sturdy warrior when
the rush of the charge was over.
"Frank Besant! Hurrah, I've paid
f on back the debt I owed at last."
"You have, indeed, with interest."
"I little thought when I met that fel
low of yours pounding along the road,
that it was for you he sought such
argent help from my gallant troopers."
PENMANSHIP.
Prof. Hoi ley
Teaehes every pupil to write a fine rapid
business hand la a course ef 1 private
lessen a- d NO FAILURES.
All kla la ef pen werk executed in the
highest degree of the art 13X Bank Bt
REPTILES OF THE PAST.
Degenerate Survivors of Those ot
the Long Ago.
Monsters Which Walked the Earth and
Swam the 8eas Agree and Age Ago
Some Ancient Phenomenal
Jumpers and Flyer.
"Reptiles as they, are found in the
world at the present day are but de
generate survivors 1 of their kind as
they existed in epochs long ago," said
Prof. Cope to a writer for the Washing
ton Star. "The first reptiles of the
world made their appearance at the
close of the paleozoic period, when the
coal was In process of formation. They
were all land animals. Among them
there were no flying creatures, no
marine swimmers, no gigantic types,
and no especially herbivorous kinds.
"At the close of the coal-forming
period there occurred a great emergence
of land from the water and reptilian
life rapidly spread and grew. The rep
tiles which had previously existed were
all of one kind. Their remains are
found in this country wherever the de
posits in lagoons, lakes and estuaries
have been calculated for their preser
vation. From this point of time, how
ever, began what may appropriately bo
called the epoch of reptiles. The pale
ozoic period was brought to a close by
a great upheaval, due to contraction of
the earth's crust, by which the Alle
ghanies and the Ural system were up
lifted. Then began what is called the
'mesozoio epoch,' during which the
reptiles may be said to have run crea
tion. That is to say, they were the
highest order of beings at that time
alive. What man is now the reptile
was then that is, lord of all existing
things. Reptiles walked upon land,
navigated the water, flew through the
air, and, in short, pursued every avenue
of existence that is zoologically con
ceivable. "Early in the mesozoic epoch there
appeared marine reptiles which, though
derived from land species, became
more and more aquatic through the
necessity of living in water, develop
ing, on that account, swimming organs,
etc Land reptiles also began to de
velop in huge proportions. Why they
grew so big no One knows, but it may
have been because they had no rivals
in the struggle for existence; they had
all they wanted to eat and naturally
increased in bulk. At all events, no
creatures are known to have ever existed
in this world comparable in size to these
reptiles of ages ago.
"What the mammals are in the scale
of creation to-day the, reptiles were In
the mesozoio epoch. They swam the
seas, climbed trees, and were most
phenomenal jumpers. Some of them
even flew. While some were
herbivorotis, living upon plants, others
were carnivorous, preserving existence
by devouring their vegetable-eating
cousins. The vegetarian "reptiles were
enormous beasts, often as much as
seventy feet in length. They afforded
food for the carnivorous reptiles, which
were smaller than the herbivorous
kind, just as lions and tigers nowadays
are smaller than oxen. Though bigger
the vegetarian creatures usually had no
armor nor weapons to defend them
selves with. Their most powerful de
fense was a kick, which, delivered with
a hind leg fifteen feet in length, was
assuredly not by any means to be de
spised. The herbivorous reptiles of
that epoch were mainly of three de
scriptions: "First was the biggest of all animtds
known to the world from the beginning
thereof to the present day. Its name
was the 'camarasaurus.' It went on all
fours and the vertebras composing its
backbone were hollow mere shells in
fact filled with warm air from the
lungs, just as is the case with the bones
of some birds to-day. Undoubtedly it
lived in the sea.'walking along in water
deep enough to cover its back. It fed
upon the vegetation along shore and Its
neck was long and crane-like.
"Other herbivorous reptiles of the
same period had enormously long hind
legs on which they were able to wade
far out into deep water after sea weeds
and- other food. These animals were
particularly extraordinary in point of
their dental equipment, inasmuch as
each of them had about two thousand
grinders to chew with, arranged in
magazines of five hundred each, like
cartridges.
"Another species of herbivorous rep
tiles lived upon land, but they were so
powerfully armed that they were able
to oppose a formidable defense against
attack.- Some of them had huge horns
on their heads like bulls, while others
bore similar weapons above their noses,
like the rhinoceri of to-day. So well
able were they to defend themselves
that they lived and multiplied in the
same regions with the most ferocious
of the carnivorous monsters.
"Thus you will understand that there
were three kinds of herbivorous giants
in the mesozoio epoch. There was the
camarasaurus,' which fed neck deep
along the seashore, its hollow backbone
serving as a float and its solid legs and
tail for anchors, next was the kangaroo
like hadrosaurus,' which waded out
upon its hind legs into deep water in
search of food, and finally, there was
the dangerous 'agathaumas,' with enor
mous horns.
'The so-called 'mesozoio epoch' was
brought to a close by the cataclysm, due
to contraction and consequently crump
ling of the earth's crust, which up
heaved the Rocky mountains and the
Andes on this hemisphere and the Alps,
Pyrenees, Balkans and Himalayas on
the other side of the world. Incidental
ly to this tremendous alteration in the
face of the' earth all these giant reptiles
Were wiped out of existence. This
event opened what is called to-day the
tertiary epoch.' It is in the tertiary
epoch that we live now. At the begin
ning of this epoch the only reptiles
which survived were the snakes, lizards,
turtles and crocodiles, all of them re
sembling closely those of their kind
which exist to-day. Of the turtles it
may be said that they represent the
most ancient type of all vertebrates, re
sembling closely as they do the reptiles
of their kind which existed so far back
as the mesozoio era.
Job .. Printing: '
Everything in the line of printing, from
a visiting card to a three sheet poster,
printed with neatness and dispatch.
lbi seat Alain street.
C. M. T. MALONEY,'
SOCIETY PRIJT
What Anrl Wh.t
Mischievous Tommy,
He hear every day,
" A homily simple
Beginning this way t V
"Now, Tommy, you mustn't,"
And "Tommy, you must;"
And 'Tommy, stop running,
You'll kick up tbedust;"
And "Do not go swimming -
Or yon will get wet,"
And "Do not -go calling.
Or you will upset;"
And "Do not be wrestling,
You'll fracture your bones,"
And "Do not go climbing.
You'll fall on the stones ;"
And "Do not be whistling.
You're not a mere bird,"
And Good little children
Are seen and not heard"
Which Tommy on hearing
Exclaims: "Doaryine!
What can a boy do,
And whero c m a boy bet"
Anna Hamilton, In St. Nicholas.
SUED FOR STOLEN TIME.
now an Old Proverb ted to an Innocent
Man's Conviction.
A rather" striking case has just been
brought before a Vicksburg justice of
the peace, says the Arkansaw Traveler.
A man named Rathbone sued one Jack
bou for time. '
"Well," said the justice, .when the
case was called, "you have brought an
action here for time, but you do not
specify. Did you give this man Jackson
so much of your time and has he refused
to pay you for it?"
"Your honor, this man has had my
time and does refuse to pay me. I will
explain. I live on the floor Ihb
him, and some time ago bought a fine
ciucK on me installment plan. Tho
other dav the f.ll
V - vuubv U- UUUU Vf
collect tho installment, and it occurred
to me that, as Jackson could hear tho
clock strike, he ought to help me pay
for it. I looked into the matter and
found that he had no clock and I also
learned that his hours were regulated
by my timepiece. Then I told him
that he owed me for my time and ex
plained to liim, but he refused to enter
tain my claim."
"Mr. Jackson," said the judge, "have
you no timepiece of your own?"
"I have not, your honor."
"And have you been telling the time
of day by listening to the striking of
Mr. Rathbone's clock?'
"Well, yes, but I did not think that it
was wearing on the clock. I thought
that while the clock was striking for
him it could just as well strike for me,
especially as one set of strikes would do
for both families."
"But had vou intpndnrl tmt o ini.
before Mr. Rathbone bought his?" tlie
justice asked.
"Well, ves."
Tho justice reflected a moment and
then said: "Your delay in buying a
ciucis ma ices you tne victim of this ac
tion, for the law nlsiiTil-ir cav ao
- - 1 j 'J " jr
schoolboy ought to know: 'Procrastina-
liou is iao tuiei 01 tune.' Vou have,
therefore, stolen this man's time and
will have tq pay for it or suffer more
serious consequences. I assess the dam
ages at ten dollars."
LOUNGES.
We are showing a fine assortment ef
Lounges, in Cretonne, Carpet, Moquette,
Plush and Rugs, which we bought during
the dull season, when prices were low, and
can now give you the benefit of those
prices. No shoddy goods, all first-class.
Come in and see them, the Old Reliable
House of
J. M. Burrall & Co.,
BO BANK STREET.
Waterbury Steam Laundry,
5 CANAL STREET.
Laundry called for and delivered fres of
charge. For reliability, promptness and for gen
eral excellence 01 our wora, we auaut 01 ao su
periors.
E. R. DAVIS CO, Props,
Telephone 189-4.
Maurice F Carmody,
Fire Life and Accident
USTSTJRiLiTCE.
orrica at
No. 4, East Blaln Street.
F. A. GRANNISS,
Fire Insurance Broker t
AGENT FOR
Travelers life and Accident
INSURANCE CO.
Samli sums of money loaned on notes, etc.
62 Bank St., Over Ells' Store.
W. L. DOUGLAS
fc . U Bk. f" and other saecial
. J5j a""! t. M i - ties for Gentlemen,
T 'a' " Lartles.etc.,arawsr
rnnted, and so stamped on bottom. Address
W.ImUOUULAS, Brockton, Ma.. Sold by
W. P. THO MS.
7 Bank St,
fsy-;. Ate?
f Jbir. 4.
At The
Cooperative Tailoring Furnishing Co,
will alwavs brine
yo seen the perfect fitting Pants
... V " na tno spienma.
stylish and Enely finished suits we mafce
to order for $15.00. Try na and you win
be agreeably surprised at the Garment
we make up at popular prices.
Cooperative Talking & Furnishing to,,
109 SouthTMaln St.
USE THE
A. & P. Condensed Milk,
Sold only by the
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co
"SbSKUb,. 19 East Main St
ty A Check with each Cab . an
Miller, Strickland & Co.
1 1 I 1 1
-: COAL :-
1 I I 1
75 Bank Street.
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Srarae Lahb, Chiokbn, Tbal, Morrow,
CKioAeo Duxes xs ahs Natitb Baaas
The Finest Quality ef New Tag Ml MM
Always Freeh.
THE " OLD -RELIABLE
Market is the Largest In theotty and has tfce
Largest Stock to Select From.
S. BOHL, Proprietor,
64 South Main Street.
r Ordars by Telephone promptly
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