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'Let all the ends thou aimest at be-y Country's, thy God's, and Truth's."
VOL. 4.
Windham Co. Reformer.
At No. I Market Block, Elliot btreet
Brattleboro, Vt by
To Advertisers. The Reformer's
evrculation is now larger than that of any
other two papers published in Windham
County. Its local circulation, within the
county and in the towns immediately ad
joining on the east, south and west, exceeds
the combined circulation of all the other
wipers in the county. Advertising rates
low, considering the large number of
readers furnished. Send for printed
rates, or call at the office No. 1 Market
Block, Elliot-sl.
i, a w and Collection Ofiioe,
Special attention given to the trial of causes in
all the Court in Vermont State and Federal.
Foreign and Domestic collections promptly at
tended to, and money uniformly remitted the day
following its collection.
Physician & Surgeon, Brattleboro, Vt,
Office and residence comer Main and Walnut
8treets. At home from 1 to 2, and from 6 to 7
o'clock P. M.
Q A. GRAY, M. D.,
Physician and Snroon.
ET. 8. Examining Surgeon for Pensions.
Office No. 27, Elliot Street, - Brattleboro. Vt
Physician and Surgeon.
Office and Residence with Dr. Holton, corner
Hain and Walnut Streets. 51-1
Are You Insured?
$200,000,000 Capital.
NO. 29.
Insurance Co. of North America, Imperial and
Northern, Germania, N iagara, uennan American,
Connecticut, Fire Association, Commercial Un
ion, Orient, Westchester, Manhattan, Karmors'
Mutual, Union Mutual, Windsor Co. Mutual.
Mutual Life of New York, una of Hartford.
Accidental Travelers, Knickerbocker.
Twenty-five Cents per day will insure A3500 in
event 01 death, or sio weeKiy indemnity lor ais-
abllng injuries resulting irom acciucnt. -inirty-
day tickets
Alt Honest tosses Promvtly. Sauarelv. and Liber.
any aajuslea ana pam.
Dealers In Bank Btook and Real Estate,
Brattleboro. - - Vermont.
Still Lives !
And Is ready to sell out e,'iythlng in his line at
I have a fall stock of
Paints, Oils & Tarnishes,
Iron, and Steel,
Reid's Butter Worker,
Brattleboro, Vt. 46 tf
Q. H. HARVEY, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office and Residence at the House formerly oc
cupied by L. H. Wilcox, West Brattleboro, Vt.
March 1, 1878. 28tf
JJ1 J. SWIFT, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office and Residence, 1st door east Congregational
Church. Main-st., Wilmington, Vt, 2Stf
R. POST, Dentist.
All operations done in the best manner and
warranted. Office and Residence Junction High
and Green Streets, Brattleboro, Vt. 23tf
House and Sign Painter,
Ornamental Painting, Frkscoino, Graining,
. Kalsohining, Papsk Hanging, etc.,
18 Green Btreet. - Brattleboro.
West BrattI horo, V..
8. W. JONES. 'iOP'R.
y Coach to and from every toain.
G. M. LONG & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
All Kinds of Salt and Fresh
and Blue Point, Providence
R' er and Bullock's Cove
Oysters, Clams, etc.
S -112.ot St., BrattlTsoro. 8-ly
Brattleboro Ohuroh Directory
First Baptist Main street.
... Pastor. Hun day services at 10:80 a m. 7:i
p m ; Sunday School, 11:50 a m. Missionary
ijuiiuen, Jirm Dummy evuuiiiK m vhvu mwiin ;
Prayer meetings on the other Sunday evenings,
Monday evening, young people's prayer moeth.tr;
rriuayeveitinir. nniyer meeiimt. 4 . oeawrree.
, Wkst BaATThKiioRo Baptist Rev H. B. Davis,
1 Pastor. Hunuay services at i:wand 6:H0d. m.
I Sunday School at 2:80 pm. Wednesday evenln
' meeting at 7:80. Keats free.
Cknthk Congregational Main street. Rev
George E. Martin. Sunday services, 10:30
am. 7:80 Dm: Hundav School. J 2:(0m. Mission
ary and Sunday School concerts take the place
01 ine evening service on me nrs ana secona
Hunaays oi me monin, respecuveiy . i oung peo
ple:s meeting Tuesday evening, at 7:45; prayer
meeting, iriany evening at r.ia.
Conokkoational West Brattleboro. Rev 0 H
Merrill, Pastor. Sunday service Sermon in
the morning at 10:80. Prayer meeting every
Buiiany evening, tsunnay scnooi ioiiows morn
inir service. Praver meeting Tuesday evenings.
followed by teachers' meeting. Young People's
meeting in urea ay evemugs.
Episcopal Main street. Rev W H Collins.Rector.
Sundav services Morning nrayer and sermon.
10:30 a m; Evening prayer, 7:30 p m; Sunday
school, 12:00 m. Holy days, 5:00 p m. Holy
communion, nrst Sunday in tne monin ana on
all great festivals. The children of the parish
are catechised on the first Sunday In every
month at 8 p m.
Mkthodist Episcopal Meetings In Lower Town
nan. Kev u & aimer, raster, rreacmug un
day at 10:30 a m ; Sunday school, rim; prayer
meeting in theevening. Sundayschoolcoucert,
lourcn wunaay oi every mourn, uiukh meeting,
Tuesday evening; prayer meeting, r nuay even
ing. Seats free Factor's residence. 48 High St.
Roman Catholic Walnut street. Rev Henry
Lane, Pastor. Sunday services High mass,10:30
a in : vespers and benediction, 7:8U p m
Unitarian Fiieb Chi'kch Main Btreet. Rev.
J. B. Green, Pastor. Services Sunday forenoon
at 10:30 ; Sunday school and Bible Class after the
morning service. Heats iree.
Uni verbalist Church Canal street. Pastor, Rev
is. w. Whitney, at the Brattleboro House, ser
vices every Sunday at 10:30 a m. Sunday School
at 12 m. Sunday Evening LectureH from Dec.
1st to April 1st. Sunday Evening Prayer Meet
ing from Sept. 1st to Dec 1st. Prayer Meeting
in tliechurcn vestry every Friday evening at
7:30 o'clock.
Calendar for March, 1880.
S. M. T. W. T. F. S,
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
A Folded Leaf.
A folded page, old, stained and blurred ,
i iouiiu witnin your uook iasi nignis
I did not read the dim, dark word
X saw in the slow-waning light;
Bo nut it back and left It there,
As if in truth 1 did not care.
Ah I we have all a folded leaf
That in Time's book of long ago
We leave unread; a half relief
Falls on us when we hide it ho.
We fold it down, then turn away,
And who may read that page to-day ?
Not you, my child ; nor you, my wife,
Who sit beside my study chair ;
For all have something in their life
That they, and they alone, may bear
A trifling lie, a deadly sin,
A something bought they did not win.
My folded leaf 1 how blue eyes gleam
And blot the dark brown eyes I see;
And golden curls at evening beam
Above the black locks at my knee I
Ah mel that leaf is folded down,
And aye for me the locks are brown.
And yet I love them who sit by,
My best and dearest dearest now.
Tb-ey inay not know for what I sib, ,
- 'Wrjmf brings the shadow on my brow.
Ghosts at the best; so let them be,
Nor come between my life and me.
They only rise at twilight hour ;
So light the lamp ana close the bi'nd.
Small perlume lingers In the flower
That sleeps that folded page behind.
So let it ever folded lie;
'Twill be unfolded when I die.
Chamber' e Journal
song of wild
Something- to Love.
"Give me something whormintn T mnv hind mv
heart; something to clasp affection's tendril's
WE are prepared to do all kinds of work in the
MARBLE LINE for lower prices than any
other dealer. Having had long experience in the
business, and do not emplov any Agents, we give
our customers me oenent oi ine commission.
Works corner South Main and Canal streets.
Brattleboro. June 13, 1879 Q-, P0ULTEE.
Attorney and Counolor-at-I-w,
and Insurance Agent. .
Office at residence, South Londonderry, Vt.
:Eem.s, InJss,
stationery goods,
of all kinds, selling cheaper than ever at
. Old and Reliable Drug.Stand,
Towkbhkkd, Vt.
General Insurance aod Real
Estate Agents,
And Agents for the Babcock Fire
Have removed to Starr & Estey's,
New Bank Block,
Corner Mais and Elliot Streets,
eing! Steam Cleansing!
THK11S! Etc, dyed a variety of colors. MENS
CLOTHING dyed or steam cleansed and pressed,
without ripping or crocking. Direct bnndlei to
Brattleboro Dye Works,
42-lv N. J. HALE. Proprietor.
Pays Cash for Hides, Calf Skins, and
Sheep Pelts.
' Brattleboro, Oct. Id, 1877.
Groceries, Yankee Notions,
Tobacco and Confectionery.
Eddy's Tonic Beer !
A healthy arid refreshing drink.
1 15-tf
DMirfng to iro West. I should like to dispose of
all my property in n rBujn. iuliuuihh .s -v..
Known riiuiji F -
1IIB BUIIC IB i-iA-s-s au
(ood 4-horse
m ti ThA Ktnn is Tlx in airoenion
tndi the best nd most convenient out of Brt-
u.ooro. r. E. i. FLIMPTOH,
Wsrdsboro. V t.
sITweek. t!2aday st home easily made.
aid Costly otitiit free, Aaareas u
jwiu. Mains. 'y'6
AC Afttperdayathome. Samples worth
Ota Ul PsU free.
PofUand, Maine.
Address Stinson Co.,
tor Seminal H mk-
rkrtL Impotent.
And all d.jft!S
. that follow aa a
sequence on eu
htifw. aa Ijo oi
- ,m .w Kaet. IHmnr "I Vinim. Premature old
' "J -fvTr riiaeaan thai lead to jnsan-
''VnUwXnl.r, in our pamphlet., which wed
ill re nent
Hn 10 Mechanics ori.is".
Well. RioharOMP s tie, holel. Agent.
VATd-i" BraUleboroH. C. Willard C.
m drM ererywhere.
For Sale.
R-ipce of th. law Da. Jobs P. Was
Th.aasndeac. Hu t. IB tke Tillage ol
Brattleboro is
Stared for sale, for tenns
Old's Patent One.Two &Three
Manufactured hy the
St. Albans, Vermont,
Are the easiest miming and most durable Horse
Powers in existence. Also
Threshing Machines, Circu
lar & Drag Saw Machines
a I have some rare bargains if called for soon.
Have you old Powers rebuilt and made better
than new .Old's Patent Link, at one
third the ca
f Cor . and see for yourselves or write for
circulars I price lists to
W. S.Blanchard, Agent.,
THS UNDERSIGNED, having had experience
1 in thu UuJerttikiiJK BusineMt, oilers his ser
vice att an Undertaker to the people of Brattle
boro and vicinity. A full stock of
I am also prepared to use the
EXa," by which the bodies of the dead can be
Ro as to retain a lifelike appearance for week
after death The use of the " KM HALMEK " does
away with the necessity of tramping through the
hrtiiHt with ii-p anil tnlts. The tiodv can be laid
out and placed in the casket, and there be kept
until inennn arrive irom a ainauce 10 atieim me
luneral. With the une of thin balm there is no
danger from infectious diseases, and no odor.
Ware rooms 2d story of A. V. COX & CO.s New
Block, Main titreet. Keaideuce, 47 Canal Street.
5 -tf J. G. SMITH.
Wilmington Marble Works
TE have a large stock of finished and unfin
ished Marble, bought for cash bef ire the recent
ris, and arc bound to sell the cheapest as well
as the best work in this vicinity.
We employ no Agents, buy for cash only, and
have a special contract for freight that enables u
to set work in this vicinity lower than any other
M-Call and see us, and we will prove what we
Yours truly,
WamxcTos, Vt.. Feb. , 18H0. ly
John O. Baynes & Co.,
Musical B nes in Great Variety.
Brass Band Instruments.
American Guitars Warranted.
Imported Guitars.
Baoj I from $3 00 upwards.
Violin, Violoncello, Dcmrile Bass. Banjo,
Zither and Harp Sitings and Trim-miorrs.
Accordeons and Concertinas or all de
scriptions. American and Foreign
Sheet Music, Music Books, Ac,
, Wholesale and Retail.
Thfs establishment Is one of the branch stnrea
of Ouve Urn! A Co., and poNftesae une nailed
advantages for the Imfiortation of instrument
froaa tbe best saaaafacturen la Earope, 1)
Has "decided" claims upon the public. This
Is positively proven by the Immense good it
has done to those who have been cured of
diseases from which they have suffered in
tensely for years, as verified by the publish
ed testimonials, every one of which Is a pos
itive fact.
Cfttclsea, Vt., Feb. 24, 1879.
MESSRfl. C. I. HOOD & Co.. Lowell Mass
me on. iay oi msi dune i was taKen sick
with a swelling on my right foot, and with an
awful pain. The swelling went all over me.
My face was swelled so that I could with dif
ficulty see out of my eyes, and I broke out
over the whole surface of my body; my right
foot up to my knee was one raw, itching
mass, and my ankle and foot so lame and
sore I could not step on it, and it would run
so as to wet a bandage through in an hour.
In this condition Mr. W. F. Hood (of the firm
of A. K. Hood & Son, druggists, of this town),
handed me a bottle of Hooi's Sahhaparil
la, and told me to take it. 1 did so, and by
the jime 1 had taken one bottle 1 found that
it was doing me good. I have since taken
five bottles more. After I had taken three
bottles my soreness began to leave me, and
I have been growing better every day, so
that to-day I can walk without going lame.
I have no soreness in my ankle and it has
healed all up, and does not run at all. I owe
my recovery to your SJirs:ip:trfla. I write
tills to let vou know that I think it deserves
the confidence of the public, especially those
who are troubled with humors.
Yours most truly.
V. 8, Every person that saw me said that
I never would get over my lameness without
having a running sore on my ankle; but
thank fod I have. J. P.
No ott cr Sarsapariila has such a sharpening
effect upon the appetite. No other prepa
ration tones and strengthens the digestive
organs like Hood's Saksafatuixa.
Price one dollar, or six bottles for five dol
lars. Prepared only by C. 1. HOOD & VO
Apothecaries, Lowell. Mass.
Name, Business and Location of the
Leading Business Houses in Brattleboro
WOOD & MARSHALL, Exchange Block, Main-tt.
B. A. CLARK, Tylcfl Block.
B. C. COLBY, Brooks House.
CHENE Y t CLA PP, 6 Crosby Block.
F. V. El) WARDS.
J. STEEN, opposite Brooks House.
J T nr. '7Tn V rnhittl Jt FaUhnnbm Rbul
THOS. J UDGE, Judge's Block, opp American Hous
C. L. BROWN, Marshall & Esterbronks Block, Mains
HOIMIITON & AfiCCxi, Jiougrilon-s biock, jnam-s
J. RETTIHQ & SON, High street, next Brooks House
WM. A. PELLETT,manfrand contractor or laying
C L.BRO WN, Marshall & Eslerbrooks Block Main-sl
J. RETTING & SON, High street, next Brooks House
PR'A TT. WRWHT & CO., 8 Oranite Sow, Main-st.
t A. WHITNEY, i Uranite Row.
F. K. BARROWS, officewilh P. Barrows.
A. J. (JLEASON, at Greene's Drug Store.
0. L. BR0 WN, Marshall & Eslerbrooks Block.
DR. A. L. PETTEE, over Tripp's store.
E. L. COOPER. 1 rfoor ou(a 0. J. PraWs store.
SALISBURY'S Dining and Lodging Rooms, 41
Main-st. Opin at all hours.
B. A. CLARK, Tyler's Block.
GEO. E. GREENE, Union Block, Main-st,
J. W. GREGG, Main street, opposite High.
1. N. THORN & CO., 'i Crosby Block.
H. C. WILLARD & CO., 1 Brooks House.
Brooks House,
HOUGHTON KEVCH. HouglUon'e Block.
J. RETTING i SON, High street, next Brooks House
A. C. DA VENPORT, 8 Crosby Block.
J. W. FROST & CO.. 8 Crosby Block.
A. J. SIMONDS. Ezrhanoe Block. Main street.
MARTIN SCOTT t SON, Thompson& Ranger's Btk
GEO. F. SPA TIL l I NO, Salisbury block, door sorts
of American House.
B. A CLARK, Tyler's Block.
C. F. THOMPSON ic CO., Willuion's Stone Block.
HEUSTIS BVRNAP, Main street.
E. L. COOPER. 1 door 0. J. PratCl store.
F. VrNTON. corner oj Main and Canal street:
BARRETT MlNtR.Canal-st .nnderoldeUkJacfrn
B. A. CLARK. Tyler's Block.
K JT. DOUGLAS, opposite American Mouse.
A. V COXA CO.. Mninstrr.
WOOD 4 MARSUALL,Exrhanfe Block, Main st
C. L. BROWN, Marshal! t JMcrnroob Block.
C. .. BROWy. Marshall Estrrbrooks Rtnf
G. K. K I ft WAN. Main stjeet. opp. Hritlfwo Jfmm
J. BETTING SON. High street, next Brooks Homst
F K RA RRO WS. Main street, onn.
N. I. HA WLEY, Brooks Umue Block.
Silver-Spjflgled Hamburgs !
I m bwlinit thi het.nt.ful tt,t from nome
or in m ceieoraiea KiiKtUh an4 Amririi
frim winn ine trin. My bird bve won irt,
2nd. and FtwriaJ nreiniiinui ttii A
Wklta It;kora, pure bred and tirst-claa.
rtnek Em, z ner IS. or f jt 2 Fair batch
gruarantet-d. Orden booked now. ,
U-U 8. 0. MISER, Bratlleboro, Vt.
Something to love? Love her with placid brow
iio craaiea mee in cnnunooa on ner oreast;
tier love nas louowea inee till now
noes thy heart crave a sweeter place of rest?
jjove ner.
Somethinar to love ? Love him whose noble form
His head is silvered o'er by manv storms.
And griefr that would thy tender heart have
Love him.
Something to love ? Love them who oft with thee
iiave clustered rouna one motner s Knee in
Brothers and siBters in whose childish glee
And merry sports thou hadst an equal share.
Love them.
Something to love? Are there no hearts that leap
To answer them ? Do not some pulses thrill
Beneath thy touch ? Dost thou Irom eyes that
Wipe bitter tears, and art thou praying still
Something to love ?
Something to love? Love him whose name is love.
iiind tnv neart to one wno cannot cnantre.
Fix thv atFuctfon on the thines above.
Jjuie LJiHi wmuii nixie uui maiuuuo utui e3irB,ii(ti.
iove iroa ana neaven.
got hold of .ftaSfo fiirm is In good
condition nnw A ''
"Easy enough V Mrs. Graham did not
repeat the wonfe.)ud. Her husband
did not know of the little sacrifices an
acts of sclf-deniM M had cost her. He
never could knot ifl nnd therein lies tl
patnos ot many iifcciflce.
xijw iigxi nxtrmitfi mm. Uraliam was
up betimes and busjjwith her household
cares, but Jw heart JiartJos't its lightness;
and as she stood under the locust tree
wntcn shaded, the pack door churning,
it seemed too, ; as H1 much of "the bright
ness nadgone ontVof her life. Golden
dandelions nestled hi tliA
peted the yard likilstray strips of sun-
di.hid, nioj. wisiti siui orignt witn tne
dewey freshnns f surly morning. To
the riirht there n'n l,w tv,,,,,.!,,,.. i,,,i .
the silver thread tljw. traversed it showed
Wlierea DremK nmrillllrt'll nlnnff. itx tinv
waves sparkling in lite sunlight. To the
left were iel6 of rain with ripened
ncaua tt i jj .il siting lor tne sickle.
The air wsi.WT '.t Ttffnnv HoiindH.' tlm
tinkle of distoirfvitow. bells, the voice of
domestic ft.'rtaik1'' ll sons
birds. B.1 II
o vershadowtM VwiT
She could flunk of nothina but the
great barn-like-house painted a glaring
reu, witn its larjrjr'sttutieriess winuows,
like lidless efeSfrftarine out upon the
dusty highway. Inside it was equally as
Darren oi grace or Dcauty ; tne walls
were dingy and unadorned by pictures
of any kind ; theurnitnre was guiltless
of paint or varnish : with no works of
literature worthy pi mention beside the
weeklv.naner, tlieibible and an almanac.
In this atmosphere she must live : here
she must henceforth work on, while
mind and sonl sjarved ; here, too, she
must rear hw-cfflTuran. to see worth and
beauty in nulling that cannot be repre
sented by e,y.d. What wonder then if
her thoughts and eyes wandered over
the fields of waving grain, to where a
stately stone house stood on an eminence.
She knew that there was beauty there,
breezes stole into large, airy rooms,
through lace curtains : there were rich
carpets and costly furniture, and a libra
ry that was almost an intellectual feast
to look at ; ouiside there were pleasant
walks and drives, anil a flower garden
nuea witn tne rare'jF' uurai treasures :
and then slieicd softly aa she thought
to herself but love would not have been
there, and life would have been of very
little worth without, that.
Jennie ! Jennie! Oh, here you re,"
and Mr. Graham came out through the
back kiteheii Jo and seated himself
UD jn the eli:o of a huge log that had
been hewed out ami did duty for eaves
drop and cistern. It was not unusual for
him to seek her, he always did when he
came in and found her not in the house.
It was not bad habit in the man. His
very life sained bound up in her ; and
although h"had the reputation among
nis neignuors oi ueuig ciosu iu uia uusi-
"Now we are not only out of debt but neas transactions, he was kind-hearted
we have got $1,000 ahead, and the ques
tion is how are we going to invest it ?'
Hiram Graham, sitting just outside of
the open door, to enjoy the grateful cool
ness of the summer evening, threw aside
his paper as he spoke, and awaited his
wife's reply. His wife, busy over her
sewing, did not answer immediately.
"Come," he said, "let me have your opin-
and generous, too, in his way. This
morning he had something of importance
to communicate.
I didn't tell vou last evening, he said.
that I had already had some talk with
Southwell about that land. He wouldn't
listen to a unt under $2,000 then, and I
wouldn't oflor more than $1,500. He
came over to see me this morning, and
offered to split the difference. Ain't that
a bargain, though ? A little better than
ion. 1 11 bet you ve made up your mind -gg risi l uauier near for
what to do with it long ago. You know getting to tell yo t. Powers is here. He
the saying, a man to save money, and a I wants ti hire aA during harvest. I have
Hands qnoug.v'j4.-uppwB me more
woman to spend it, and he laughed good
naturedly. Yes Mrs. Graham lpd made upJbcr
mind long ago. The thought of a time
when tney siioum ne clear oi aeDt, anu
some of their surplus earnings could be
expended for home comforts, had helped
her to make over and repair many an old
garment that she was about to throw
away in despair ; it had encouraged her
to contend with numerous inconveniences.
But now the time had really come, she
felt a strange reluctance about revealing
her thoughts.
She was oppressed with fear that her
long-cherished plans might be dashed to
the earth. However, she commenced
bravely enough.
"I have thought we would repaint the
house some pretty color, such as a silver
grey, and have shutterB put up at the
windows the right shade of green to har
monize with the color of the house the
same as the green leaves of the poplar
harmonize with the soft grey of its trunk
and branches
"Why, Jennie," exclaimed Mr. Graham,
"there is a good coat of paint on the
house now. And there is no color as
durable as red, in my estimation."
"And," continued his wife, "I would
have the yard closed in with a neat
picket fence"
"1 don't sec any use in tearing down
that fence. The rails are as good and
sound as they were twenty years ago."
"Please don't interrupt me, Hiram. I
would repaper the rooms, buy a new in
grain carpet for the parlor and muslin
curtains for the windows."
"Thunderation ! What is the sense of
having curtains if you have shutters ! Be
sides, these paper curtains answer every
purpose, as far as I can see. The paper
on the walls is perfectly whole. It is
true that you have patched it considera
bly ; but that don't show much. And as
for the carpet why, haven't you got a
new rag carpet in the room now ?"
"Yes, but that would be for the sitting
room. And I would have a bay window
made off the south side of the sitting
room for house plants."
Mr. Graham laughed outright at this.
"Now Jennie," he said, "I never said
anything about it, but have always
thought it kind of foolish to spend aa
much money and time as you do fussing
with flowers outdoors; but when you
come to make flower beds of that beats
"Hiram," said Mrs. Graham, "yon ask
ed me for my opinion. Now please don't
interrupt me."
"Very well. Go ahead."
"I would have a portico built over
where you are sitting, and a woodhouse
and a large cool pantry, that I need so
much, on the back of the kitchen. One
part of the woodhouse would be finished
off, where the cook stove could stand in
warm weather. It would lie so much
cooler for us to eat in. Besides this, there
are many little adornments, such as pic
tures, etc , that 1 would add afterward."
"Why I" exclaimed Mr. Graham, "if we
were to go into that it would take every
cent of the money."
"Well, we earned it to invest in some
thing, didn't we?"
"It would bring us the best of all in
comesnot in dollars, but what is better
far in joy and happiness. Life would
have a fuller and purer meaning for us
both ; it would bring a higher and better
atmosphere in which to rear up our chil
dren. Even the humming bird loves to
dwk its sweet little nest with pretty
mouses and lichens. Ought we not to
have as much love for home and it
adornings as rod's dumb creatures ?" .
"I have something more important to
live for than a humming bird has," said
Mr. Graham, tartly, "I would rather leave
something more substantial to my chil
dren, siuh as bonds, well titled acre, for
insin,-.- I will tell vou what I have
been thinking of" he said, with an air of
one who felt that the expressing of his
opinion must necessarily bring conviction
of his suixTior iudiraient. "Yon know
that I have always wanted that forty acrej
lot of (Southwell's that joins me on me
north. Thev sav hfe is hard up now and
when he finds out that 1 can make a large
pavment down, 1 U-liove I can get it
mighty reasonable. And when I get that
paid for, I would have one of the teM
farms in the country. Now, what do you
sav to that?" be asked triimipliantly.
"It would run us rijjht into debt again,
said Mrs. Graham.
"Well, supposing it di.L We have
swung clear this time easy enough, and
can again. You must rememlr that this
land was badly run down when I first
heln I have ttt- better I shall net along.
so I told, hj.it'. X go right Ip work. I don't,
waii3W-f jLf;Jsa". t WOj!kfim( yet,
1118 I01KSar.)BIl--. BU-Jvuu.m.gi D
out a bit forfluln to eat. Try and have
the lunch teaif for half-past nine ; you
can blow the nVirn, and I will send one
of the.men down for it.
Poor Jennie 1 H was like the last straw
that broke the camel's back. She strug
gled hard, hut the tears would come.
Mr. Graham turned back and came in
stantly to her side yhen he saw that he
was in irouoie.
"What is the matter, dear?" he asked
compassionately, while his large kind
hand glided down her hair witn a soir.,
caressing touch. "If you are not feeling
well, I will slip down and get Miranda
Powers to come out and help you. I
guess I'd belter anyway, hadn't I ?
Mrs. Graham mastered her emotion
with an effort, ,
"Oh, no," Bue said. "There isn t any
thing." , , . .
Mr. Graham hesitated ; he was not sat
isfied with this explanation.
"There ! " the said. "Now do go along
to your work, or I shall be foolish enough
to ciy again I " and indeed, she looked
very much as if she might.
Hiram Graham had a faint idea as to
what the matter was, and was very will
ing to do as she bade him. He felt con
siderably annoved that his wife could
not see the advantage of the proposed
purchase that would so materially add to
tlieir mutual property. Ai d then he be
gan to wonder what she was thinking so
silently about while she stood looking
off toward the distant hill. A little
jealousy crept in with the thought. The
owner of that tine mansion had once been
a formidable rival of his. There could
have been no reason for her choice but
the one she so shyly confessed to him iu
the soft twilight of a summer evening
ten years ago. How proud and happy
he had felt! He vowed she would never
want for anything which he could pro
cure. But he had changed since. He
had but little to commence with. They
had to practice'such rigid economy, and
to watch every dollar so closely, to be
able to meet the payments on the farm,
that he had learned to love money, not
so much for the good it could purchase
as for his own sake.
When he came to dinner, followed by
his troop of hands, he could not help
noticing how flushed and tired she look
ed, t ut she was as cheerful as ever. The
morning cloud passed ; and with the
sweet spirit ol self sacrifice that charac
terized her. she had buried her dead
hopes andiijrnnj llte burden of life
again as bP.t Tsuetu 10-
Hiram Grham was not ignorant of
this sacrifice and U touched him keenly ;
the thought of it troubled him during
the afternoon. He even forgot to esti
mate what the probable yield per acre
would be as the heavy sheaves were
shoved off the rer platform and lay so
near together on the shorn ground. He
could not deny that his wife had worked
as hard as he during the years past, and
the economy that he had practiced had
been mostly in her domain. He began
to wish that he had treated her wishes
more respectfully at least. But then he
could not help looking over to where
that forty acres lay. What a choice piece
of land it was! How long he had wanted
it! And now, when it was almost within
his grasp, must he let it go? And even
were he to yield to Jennie's wishes now,
would not she know that he had done
so reluctanily "'d against his better
judgment? And during the afternoon he
thought the matter over and over.
"Powers," he called out, as that indi
vidual was leaving the field at night, "il
the folks at home cau spare Miranda, let
her come up in the morning and help
mv wife." .
"All right, she will be glad to come,'
was the answer.
Harvest was over, and Mrs. Irraham
spoke of disci: VKing the girl. " You had
better keep her w ueiju,
husttamt. ,
"No," said Mrs. Graham ; "when there
is no i.ne but my own family, 1 can do
the work easv enough alone. I believe
I like to work," added she, sun ing;"at
lean I am always happiest when I am
bo ." . ,
"How long has It been since yon have
been home to your father a on a vuat?
he a-ked abnirtly.
'Five years ago last Juue, when sister
Ellen was married."
How promi was the answer, ter-
haps she had counted the time.
"How would you like to go out and see
the folks this fall ?
What a glad light came into her face,
and then faded, as she said, hesitatingly:
"How can I go ?
"Never mind about that. You have
earned a playday, and none of my trans
actions shall hinder you from enjoying
one. You had better take the children
with you ; the folks will want to see them.
We will bo to town to-morrow, and you
can get what things you need, and Mi
randa can stay and help you get ready.
You will want to net olf as soon as you
can, for you will want to make a good
long visit while you are about it."
He appeared to be anxious to naRten
her departure: but Mis. Graham was
too happy at the thought of seeing the
home of her childhood again to notice it
at the time.
"But what will you do without us, if
we make too long a stay t
"Don't mind about me. I can keep
bachelor's hall," he added laughing.
Two weeks after and Mrs. Graham had
gone, and Hiram Graham had the house
all to himself,
After the Japse of five weeks he went
to the station to meet his wife arirtehil.
dren. They had enjoyed the most de
lightful visit, and all were glad and hap
py, and as they drove homeward there
was much to be told, anH many inquiries
to be made. As they neared the house
Mrs. Graham looked suddenly forward.
while her husband watched her face and
rubbed his hands together in quiet glee.
What was that Soft lustrous gray, gleam
ing out from among the green leaves ?
Was she dreaming ? "No: it was the
house with its green shutters and porticos.
"Why, Hiram Graham, what have you
been doing?"
She looked again. And a picket fence :
And the most charming little gate! And
graveled walk, and then she could not
keep the glad tenrs from coming.
Dome, Jennie,' said Mr. Graham,
teasingly. although Iuj own eyes moist
ened with sympathetic happiness, "don'l
feel so glad about it. I may have worse
things yet to show you. There, how does
that suit? he asked," after they had en
tered the house, pointing to the bay
ndow. "I didn't understand such things
I Eot a workman who did, you see;
is all complete, ready for the plants.
And here," he said, lending the way
through the kitchen and throwing open
the door, "is the woodhouse, and there,"
opening a door, "is a pantry that eau't
be beat anywhere. And tin's is some
thing you didn't mention," he continued.
approaching a neat siuk iu the kitchen,
and laying hold of the handle of a cis
tern pump that stood in one end, up
gushed a jet of soft water, which told of
good cistern underneath. "Look through
the window and you will see a covered
drain that carries away all the waste
water. 1 am going to fix it so you can
irrigate your flower garden with it. You
see I didn't do anything with ttie-e
things," he said, after they had entered
the sitting-room, glancing deprecatingly
toward the dingy-colored papering, the
dilapidated furniture and thread-bare
carpet, "I would rather trust that to you.
And besides I found that there was so
much real enjoyment in it that I would
be generous and leave some of the pleas
ure for you. Here is the money that is
left." he added, presenting her a goodly
roll of bills.
One pleasant day in autumn and all
was complete, and indeed, as Mr. Gra
ham said, "it looked like a bit of Eden."
1 do believe, she said, turning toward
her husband with a glad, bright look in
her face "I do believe that I am just the
happiest woman in the world.
He drew her gently to hiin. "Jennie,!'
bjuyid. "wJiat were,A;ou thinking a.hotijt
that fuorhllig I loumf you clturliuiR .nif
der the locust tree, and looking so in
tently at the old stone building on the
hill?" . .
Her omy answer was a merry laugh.
I'Did vou ever think so before?"
Although he atked the question hesitat
ingly. heJooked very wistfully into her
faee for an answer.
t'No, you dear, simple darling, and I
never shall again,'' and looking up arch
ly, "I didn'tthen ! "
Six years had passed awav, and one
bright morning in spring Mr. Graham
entered the house. He had changed in
these years; the slight roughness which
had cnaracierizeu mm jjit-viuum uuu
worn away ; there was an increase.! dig
nity and manlines iu his bearing. His
children had also grown to be a constant
source of parental pride and delight.
Sosurelvdo our inner natures conform
to the plan of ouroutward surroundings.
He held up a paper he had in his hands.
"There, said he,- addressing his wife, is
the deed of that Southwell forty clear
from incumbrance."
If it had not been lor you, ne contin
ued smiling. "I should have owned it
, ., i f .i il r.....
long ago, and tne wnoie r?onLiie.i mim,
too, perhaps, But I thank God that 1
didn't," he added, earnestly.
"If I had I would have been so close
over the work-rack by this time that I
never would be able to Iook up.
and a half did this ministering angel pur
sue nis lauor or mercy, nor sensed to go
and return until he relieved all the
wounded on that part of the field. Ho
returned to his post wholly unhurt, but
was afterward killed in attempting the
same feat at the battle of the Wilderness,
An effort is to be made, it is said, to have
Congress bostow a pension upon Kirk
land's orphans and widow.
The Old Man's Song to His Wife.
Oh, don't he sorrowful darling ! i
Now don't be norrowfutpray I '
For, taking the year together, my dear, I
There lsu't more night than day.
'TIs rainy weather, my darling,
Time's wavcn they heavily run :
But, taking the year together, my dear,
There isn't more cloud thau gun.
We are old folks bow, my darling ; '
Our heads are growing gray ;
But taking the year all round, my dsart
You wllf always find the May.
We've had our May, my darling,
Arid the time of tho year Is coming, my dear.
wre iyiiK uara uignu ana me SUOW.
But Sod in Ood, ray darling, - ' "' J ' J
- Of uiglil, as welf as day ; ' -And
we leel and know that we can go
Wherever He leads the way,
Ay, (Sod of the earth, my darling ;
of the night of death so grim,
The gat that from life leads out, good wife.
is the gate that leads to Him.
A Bebel Hero.
The brave self-sacrifice of Sergeant
Richard Kirkland of a South Carolina
regiment in succoring the wounded on
the bloody field at I redncksburg, has
been retold by Gen. Kershaw of the
rebel army, who commanded Kirkland's
brigade. The ground between the lines
was covered with the dead or dying Un
ion men, victims of Buriisides gallant as
sault noon an impregnable position, nnd
ail dav the wounded rem, me air
their groansandagonizingcries of "Water!
water!" In the afternoon the General
sat iu an upstairs room, surveying the
field, when Kirkland came up. it li an
expression ot indignant remonstrance
pervading his person, his manner and the
tones of his voice, he said, " leneraJ ! I
can't stand this." "What is the matter,
rgeant ? asked the general. "All night
and all day," he replied, "I have heard
these poor "people crying for water, and I
ran stand it no longer. I come to ask
permission to go and give them water."
The general regarded him for a moment
with feelings of profound admiration,
and said, "Kirkland, don't you know that
oil would get a pullet through your
cad the moment vou stepped over the
wall?" "Yes. sir, I know that: but if
you will let me, I am w illing to try it."
After a l:itise the general said: "Kirk
land, I ought not to allow you to run such
a risk, but the sentiment which actuates
you is so noble that I will not refuse your
request, trusting that God may protect
you. You may go."
The sergeant's eyes lighted up with
pleasure. He said, "Thank vou, sir,"
and ran rapidly down stairs. The gener
al heard him pause a moment, anil then
return, bounding two steps at a time. He
thought the sergeant's lirart had failed
him, but he was mistaken. The ser
geant stopped at the door and said, "Gen
eral, cau I show a white handkerchief?"
Ihe general slowly shook his head, say
ing emphatically, "Xo, Kirkland, you
can't do that." "All right, sir," he re
plied, "I H take the chances. ' and ran
down with a bright smile on his hand
some faee. With profound anxietv he
was wafched as he stepped over the wall
on his erranu m mercy, c unarmed no
reached the nearest sufferer. He knell
beside him, tenderly raised the drooping
head and restoo li gently Un Ins nan
brea- and poured the precious, life-civ-
ing thud down the fev r-whl thnut
Thia done he laid him tenderiv don.
plaoed his knapKack tinder his head,
straightened wit his broken limb, spread
his overcoat over tiiui.r'cplaii.l his empty
canteen with a full on?. and turned !
another sufferer, l'.y this time his pnr-
pose was well omlorst.od on txrth si'hw,
and all danger was over. Kr.'iiiail pans
of the field mse fresh crkw of "a T.
mater; A God's sake, wat. r!" More pit
eous still the mute apisw! of some who
could only feebly lift a hand to sar here,
km, is life ami suffering. Kor an hour
Finding the Shears.
Mrs. Major Wheeler leaned over the
banister the other morning and answered
"The shears? Why, they are right
down there somewhere. I was using them
not five minutes ago."
The major wanted them to trim off a
horse blanket at the barn, and he march
ed into the sitting-room and up to the
family work-basket. Of course thev were
there, alio tumbled a ball of yarn, a pa
per of pins, a half-made garment, a button
box and a pin cushion on the floor, made
a dive among bodkins, worsted, threads
and darning needles, and thp shears did
not turn up. He stood the work basket
on its head, but it was no good. Then
he went over to the what-not and raked
off three or four , photographs, rattled
down a lot of shells and knocked off two
books, but the shears were not there. He
was red in the face as he went into the
hall and called out
"I can't find hide nor hair of 'em, and I
don t ucitcve you ever had any."
"Now look again that's a good man,
she replied. "I know they are right
there." The major got down on hands
and knees and looked under the lounge.
.no shears, men he stood up and looked
on the mantel. The nearest approach to
snears there was a Dent hairpin. Then
ho walked around and surveyed each
window sill, and gave the work basket
another racket.
"I tell vou there ain't no shears here.
or else I'm hlinder'n a bat!" he shouted
from the hall, after he had given the hall
tree a looking over.
"Why, major how impatient you are !"
'There s no impatience about it ! I tell
vou the shears ain't here! No one can
ever find anything in this house! I had
to look a straight hour the other day to
find the gimlet."
"If you don't see them in the bedroom
I'll come down."
He entered tho room, glanced over the
bureau and stand, pulled the shams off
the pillows, and whirled the pillows
around nnd then took a hair oil bottle
from a bracket and looked into it. The
were not in liio bottjc, nor any
where els. ll3tayl They might have
been carried under the bed by that mys
terious household tide which carries ar
ticles from room to room in an invisible
manner. He crawled under, bumped
his head on the slats, got dust in his
throat, and was backing out with blood
in his eye, when his wife called outr
"Why. what on earth are you after?"
"After ! after I" he shouted as he almost
coughed his head off "1 m after them
infernal shears."
"Whv. here thev are! Thev were ly
ing in my sewing chair, right in plain
"I don't believe it I'll never believe it t
I looked into that chair over 10,000 times.
"Well, there they are."
"It's no such thing! You've lost 'em
or pawned 'em or traded 'em for gum.
You've no more order in your house than
an old cooper shop !"
He walked past the chair into the hall
and was going out when she called :
"Hear, aren't you going to take the
shears ?"
"Shears? What shears? I'm going
over to the store and buy me a pair of
snears, and if-any human being in this
house ever puts a finger on 'em they'll
sutler for it ! I'll see if I can't have a
pair of shears in my house, after being
married for upwards of forty-three years!"
And he pulled down his hat and slam
med the door with all his might as he
.went out.
He who Mrs. to take a kiss,
Has Mr. a thing be should not Miss.
Acta Columliiana.
Domestic bliss Kissing.the maid.
Domestic blister When your wife sees
the fashionable societv wod.lin
described as being stiffer than a printing
office towel. Impossible. Lockvort Vn-
When a bashful Hamburg lover begins
t.O hitch htu ehuii- a Itftla .t.
of his affection, cau it, be properly called
Hamburg edging.
Deaf lady "What's his name?" Young
J"'1 "Augustus Tyler." Deaf lady
xuess me, what a name I Busthis Biler !
Eliza, you must be making fun of me."
It is. nerhaos. nnt.tmil to fnni,,.in 4i,
Father Time is married, not because he
is called Father, but he
taken by the forelock. Andrews' Bazar.
An Ohio girl sued a man for breach of
promise, aod proved him such a mean
scoundrel, that the jury decided she ought
to pay him something for not marrying
A city broker visiting a country lady,
and wishing to increase her knowledge
of affairs, asked her if she knew what
"watering stock" meant; to which she re
plied, "Of course I do; it is giving the
cows drink."
The Cincinnati Commercial remarks,
with emphasis "that uneasy lies the head
that wears a crown" is an absurd nvnrpa.
sion, because no sensible king ever goes
to bed with his crown on. He always
hangs it on the back of a chair with his
A Pittsburcr editor him boem c,,i
guilty of libel and sentenced to pay a
fine of one thousand dollars nnfl ho im
prisoned for one year; and thus the grim
question of how he was to get through
the winter is solved. Snarrows nn,l o,n
tors are watched over.
father allowed no Intercourse whatever
with the neighbors. They never went
to school or to church. The man's only
means of livelihood was catching stray
dogs, which he would kill and boil, and
render the fat. He compelled his chil
dren to live on the meat of the dogs he
caught. From their infancy he had told
them to use the fat for butter. He made
considerable money from selling the
dogs' bones and skins, but never spent a
cent, excent for ram. to mvA. hiB chil
dren's backs or to protect them from the
cold, when all three lav down at nieht in
one miserable bed made of rough boards.
At meal time their doir meat, was nnlrorl
out of an old iron boiler and they sat on
boxes to eat it. The trirls have oftnn con.
templated suicide. They are nowln th
hands of the Societv for the Prnvnntloii
of Cruelty to children.
That Heathen Chinee.
One morning about 2 o'clock it was
very dark a policeman passed "I" street
in a Chinese settlement heard, as he
thought a rooster crow on the roof of a
house. The place attracted his attention
and he cautiously reconnoitred. He
soon djfroveretl a Chinaman standing
up against a chimney on the top of a
house and watched him. It was not long
before the Chinaman, jieering into the
darkness in various directions and find
ing as he supposed the 'coast clear' step
ped slightly away from the chimney,
slapjied his arms "against his sides, and
crowed so very much like a cock that the
heads of flocks in the neighboring roosts
answered with a real crow. Then anoth
er further oil' hearing him, responded,
and others more distant still took up the
refrain, until every gallant chanticleer
for miles around ha'd given oral testimo
ny to the elegance of his manners. The
thieves knew the neighborhood, even
the premises where the owner had se
creted them. The programme was this :
A dozen or two of them, more or less,
went each with a dark lantern, stationed
at different portions of the town in the
neighborhoods where chickens are kept.
The cock that fell in with the chorus,
hose key note was given by the China
man on "the housetop, unwittingly Jdis
closcd to the watching thieves the exact
place where they and tlieir families had
been secreted for the night and thus en
abled the thieves to easily secure and
curry them to Chinatown to give cheer to
empty stomachs.
The Adams Family. Charles Francis
Adams is a lite hour man. He likes to
sit up half the night, reading or writing,
as he feels inclined. He has three sons,
Charles Francis, Jr., a well known writer
on railroad topics ; John Qnincy, popu
larly known as "Jack" Adams, and who
tssesses nioret.f the Adams look than
the other sons) last of all comes Itrooks
Adams, a red hot IVmocrat, who wanted
Mr. Tdilen sworn in at New York, and
then march on t Washington. Ho Is a
handsome fellow; bright, positive and
with a liberal dose of what the Sprine
tieid Krpublirrm calls "that choleric old
ispier fx. John Adams." All the
A.iamses look as if they enjoyed their
morning tub as keenly a did their presi
dential grandfather his winter morning's
diitiie into the l'otomae. They have a
ruddy, well-trroonied look, and all earn
their Own living, a matter upon which
tlieir father is "considerable sot" to use
the rural New F.nglatid phrase. "Millions
to inherit. am! not arent fitsulxistence,"
is the Ad.un motto. It is a go."! stock.
(hat of the the Adamses, and the fourth
generation is as kernlv intelle.nal and
as futl of xipv as the first. il iwse Jurn
Tf if.
Over fifty million nostal
through the mails last year. It is one of
the rigidly enforced duties of postal clerks
to read every one of those rnrHs mj .t
the unthinking public affect to believe
that these servants of the people are over-
Iowa women want to be nlncter! tn ti,
Legislature. When thev are elected the
will be some fun in staying up half the
night in committee rooms, and the mem
ber who tells his wife that the committee
was in session, as an excuse for bite
hours, need say no more. New Orleans
While General Grant is in Mevieo ho
will have an opportunity to study the
ueauues oi a country that is Strom' v
opposed to a third term. In fact, it is
only about once in two thousand ve.irs
tl, o Alav;nn., :..
complete ins nrst term. Hurlington
The Queen's speech in Parliament is
never a column in length, while the
President's message generally fills an
entire page of adailvnaner. And vet tho
impression has got abroad that women
are t he greatest talkers. The newspapers
should support a woman for the Presiden
cy. JSorrutovm Herald.
Pleasant fob Jenkins. Little Nellie
was looking at some pictures of wild ani
mals when Mr. Jenkins called, and an-
pealed to that gentleman to explain one
of the pictures. "That is a wild boar,''
and the little lady looked at it thought
fully and replied": "It doesn't look like
you, does it, Mr. Jenkins?" "I hone not,"
responded the guest. "Why?" "Be
cause," said the artless mlaut, "mamma
said when your card was sent up,'Thereis
that cOd bore Jenkins again.' " - v .";
A man, whose countenance was home
ly enough to scare a Quaker, was loung
ing around a public house, when ho was
observed by a Yankee, who asked him if
he had met with an accident when lie
was young. "What do you mean, you
impertinent scoundrel ?" "Why, I didn't
mean nothin', only you've got such an
allfired crooked month, I thought as how
vou might a fall'n into the brook when
you was a boy and your mother bung you
up oy the mouth to dry.
No Apology. A Chicago clergyman
began a recent sermon with the follow
ing story of a man who was noted for his
ugliness : neing at a party, lie had taken
no part in the dance, as his hostess had
some difficulty in providing him with a
partner. At last she led up to him a
prim and aged spinster, at the same time
wrhispering a few words of apology in
his ear. "Oh, you needn't make any
apology," said he, jumping up with alac
rity ; ''any old thing is good enough for
"Emma," said a bondholder whose
purse held more than his head, "It is time
for you to marry. Your mother and I
have chosen neighbor Green's son, and
the affair progresses favorably." "But I
don't love him ; I don't respect him, and
I won't marry him," cried Emma. "What
bosh," answered the enraged parent. So
you, too, have got hold of those new no
tions. Just look at your mother and me.
Did we ever respect each other, I should
like to know; did we ever love each
other? And yet we've lived together
for fifty years and I'm worth a million."
If an editor omits anything, he is lazy,
If he speaks of things as they art, people
are mad. If he smooths down the rough
points he is bribed. If he calls things by
their proper names, he is unfit for the posi
tion of an editor. If he does not furnish
his readers with jokes, he is a mullet. If
he does, he is a rattlehead lacking stabili
ty. If he condemns the wrong, he is a
good fellow, but lacks discretion. If he
lets wrong and injuries go uiimentioned,
he is a eoward. If he indulges in person
alities, he is a blackguard ; if he does not,
his paper is dull and insipid. -
Aire of the Human Race.
In a lecture the other evening Prof.
Paige developed, among many other
strong theories, the rapidly growing be
lief that the great ice period that ground
the rocks into soil had been attributed to
a time too remote in the earth's history.
He said it had been the quite universally
accepted opinion that the great ice caps
were formed by a climate rendered
cold by reason of changed cosmic rela
tions. It was known that the eccentrici
ty of the earth's path around the sun was
subject, at long peoiods, to considerable
change, resulting in carrying the earth
out from the sun some fifteen millions of
miles further at times than now. The
earth's great aphelion, together with
changed conditions attributable to the
procession of the equinox, was believed
to have produced the great neriods of ice
in the past.
From this standpoint of reckoning
Clifford claims that man has been on
earth 2,000,000 years. The Professor said
he believed the modern tendency of
thought was in favor of a different view.
During the winter in our northern hem-
inhere, we are 2,500,000 miles nearer the
sun than in summer. This helps to equal
ize our climate, rendering the winters
much more mild, and the summer's heat
far less than it would be if the conditions
were reversed. In the southern hemis
phere the exact reverse state of conditions
exists. They are nearer the sun in sum
mer and further off in winter.
They have cold winters and hot summers.-
At the South Pole there is a vast
excess of ice over that of the North Pole.
The vast accumulation of ice at the South
Pole attracts the waters of the ocean,
changing tho equilibrium of the earth's
centre, moving the equator to the south,
drawing off the waters of the North Pole
toward the South Pole. This accounts
for the clearly noticeable subsidence of
waters in the north, and for the fact that
there is but little dry land in the southern
If the ages of ice can be charged up to
these causes a glacial period is approach
ing in the southern hemisphere, and
will be at its greatest height in about
5,500 years. The last period of ice in the
northern nemispnere is also oi equally
recent date, occurring probably about
6,000 years ago. The lecturer was of the
opinion, that, if these recent views
proved correct, there would be recur
rence of the ice period in about 16,000
years in the northern hemisphere. This
view would also shorten the time of
man's existence on the globe. It was
probably safe to say that a man had not
existed more than fifty or a hundred
thousand years.
A New Lincoln Story A new story
of Lincoln new to me, at least was told
at Kepublican headquarters in Chicago
during the Grant reception, and which
in this connection it may not be amiss to
tell. Your readers will recall the peace
conference which occurred in February.
1805, at Fortress Monroe, between Presi
dent Lincoln and Secretary Seward on
the one side and Alexander H. Stephens,
John A. Campbell and R. M. T. Hunter
on the other. The attenuation of Mr.
Stephens has loiai leen a matter of such
general notoriety that it is not offensive
to speak of it. It seems that Mr. Lincoln
had never seen Mr. Stephens before. At
that time a kind of cloth was worn by
southern gentleman, nearly of the shade
of the ordinary corn-husk ; nnd Mr. Ste
phens' great coat was made of that mate
rial. But Mr. Stephens, who has always
been a frail man, wore masft- other gar
ments beneath to protect him against the
raw wind of Hampton roads, and Mr.
Lincoln watched with much interest the
process of shedding until the man was
finally reached. At list Mr. Stephens
stood"forth in his physical entirety, ready
for business. Mr. Lincoln, giving Gov.
Seward oneofhis most comical looks, and
lointiug to the discarded coats, said :
"Well, I never saw as much shuck for as
little a nubbin in all my life." Washing
ton Ijtittr.
Cr.t Ki.TY to Children. A miserable !
tcnundrd who compelled hit tiro daughters
to lire on dog meat. C iristian Schaeffer
was sent to jail in Philadelphia fur al
most starving his two children. The
storv came out through the attempt of
Josephine Christian, aged 14, to end her
life bv jumping into the Delaware river.
She was rescued by a passing Iwat.
Schaetl'er is a miserly, repulsive man of
35. He has lived for several years with
bis two .laughters in a dilapidated little
shantv in Salmon street, not ur from
ISrideiburg Arsenal. Dirt inches thick
carpeted the floor. The only ventilation
ws front a door and a window, three of
whose panes were stuffed with old rags.
Thev had no visitors ojtriendis r the
Trie Frooess of Incubation.
There are many tilings the existence
of which the majority of us live and die
in ignorance of. Only by close obser
vation do we acquaint ourselves with
some interesting facts. We know that
a hen sits three weeks before bringing
out her young ; a turkey sits four weeks
or about twenty-six days; the common
duck nearly the same length of time ;
while a robin brings out her fledgling in
about eleven days. The young of the
latter bird is not fully formed when it
comes from the shell. The eyes, beak
and feathers grow afterwardj and the
body grows ino shape, requiring fully
eleven days more before the young bird
can help itself, and indeed many days
after leaving the nest it is fed and cared
for by the parents.
The "People's Practical Poultry Book"
savs of incubation : The hen has scarce
Iv'set on her eggs twelve hours before
some lineaments of the head and body of
the chicken appear. The heart may be
seen to beat at the end of the second day
of incubation. It has at this time some
what the form of a horse-shoe; but no
blood appears. At the end of two days
two vessels of blood are to be distinguish
ed ; the pulsation of which is very visi
ble ; one of these is the left ventricle, and
the other the root of the great artery.
At the fiftieth hour one auricle of the
heart appears, resembling a noose folded
down upon itself. The beating of the
heart is observed in the auncie, anu asjer
ward i n the ventricle. At the end' of
seventv hours the wings are distinguish
able ; and on the head two bubbles are
seen for the brain, and one for the bill,
and two for the fore and hind part of the
head. Toward the end of the fourth day
the two auricles already visible draw
nearer to the heart than before. The
liver appears toward the end of the fifth
day. At the end of one hundred and
thirtv-one hours the first voluntary mo
tion "is observed. At the end of seven
hours more the lungs and stomach become
visible, and four hours afterward the in
testines and loins and upper jaw. At the
hundred and fortv-fourtll hOUT the
ventricles are visible and two drops of
blood instead of the single one that was
seen before. Oh the seventh day the
brain begins to have some consistency.
At the two hundred and nineteenth hour
the bill opens, and the flesh appears on
the breast. In four hours more the breast
bone is seen. In six hours after this the
ribs aptear forming from the back, and
the bill is clearly visible, as well as the
gall-bladder. The bill becomes creen at
the end of two hundred and thirty-six
hours, and if the chicken tie taken out of
its covering at this period it evidently
moves itself. The feathers begin to shoot
out toward the end of the two hundred
and fortieth hour, and the skull becomes
gristlv. At the two hundred and eighty
eighth hour the ribs are perfect. At the
three hundred and thirty-first hour the
spleen draws near the stomach, and the
lungs to the chest. At the end of three
hundred and fifty-five hours the bill fre
quently opens and shuts ; and at the era!
of the eigliteenth dav the first cry of the
chicken is heard. It afterward gets more
strength and grows continually, till at
length it is eiwbled to set itself free from
its confinement.
In the whole process we must remark
that everv part appears in its proper time.
If, for example, the liver is formed on
the fifth day, it is founded on the preced
ing situation of the chicken, and on the
changes that are to follow. No part of
the bodv could possibly appear sooner or
titer without the whole embryo suffering.
OwNry Gentleman.
North Carolina has six newspapers
edited by negroes, Louisiana three, Ten
nessee aiid Texas two each, and Alabama
and Mississipi each one.
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from a condition of miserableneee, th
no one knows what ails them, (prot18
patients for doctors) is obtained y ,ne
use of Hop Bitters. They n cu"
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