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"Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's."
NO. 18.
Windham . $tUxmx.
Al No. 1 Market Block, Klliol htieel
Bratileboro, Vt., by
Siasife Mtel&lfSfXtft- tews.
TO AOVEKTISKKS. The KEKOKMEKB J TralaileaveBrattlaboro,
for Miller's Falls and Boston at 4 0 nrl
Mondays) and 10a.m., and 4 p. bi
ror Springfield and New York at 4 JO fexospl
Mondays) and 10 a. in.; Slop, m.
For Now London and Stations on L. M. K. .
at4 J6p. m.,and 4 noa. m. .... .
For Saw Turk via Now London Staamboal.
4 at p. m.
For White River Junction, Rutland, Wells Riv,
r, Newport, Burlington, Ht. Albans, Ogdensburg,
Monlraal. ad Wt. 10 SO a. m.
For Hellows Kails and White River Junction,
and Ri.tland, 40. n.
urki,. ni..r jiiMntlnn. ftnrllnaton. St. Al-
bana, Montreal, ogdensburg, and the West, 10 no
p. in
ctroulation is now larger than that of any
other two papers published in Windham
County. Its local circulation, within the
county and in tine towns immediately ad
joining on the east, south and west, exceeds
ihe combined circulation of all the other
vapers in the county. Advertising rates
low, considering the large number oj
readers furnished. Send for printed
rates, or call at the office No. 1 Market
Block, Elliot-st.
r. . M. vyueeier. airaiimwer,
Law and Collection Office,
Special attention given to the trial of causes In
all tbe Courts in Vermont State and Federal.
ir.i. ami rtiiTnattlc nnllpriiftiiH rjromrttW at
tended to, and money uniformly remitted tbe day
following its collection.
CHiS. N. Davkmpokt. J.Q. Eddt,
D. HOLTON. M. D.. Phtooiah amp
SURWEON. HKATTl.KBOHU, Vt. Ultiee hlld
main anu nsmui N,n.-..
l-(.MI,l,n,4 fiiliifE
home from 1 to 2, and from 6 to 7
dock P. M.
CA. GRAY, M. ., Phyaioian nnd
Surceon. 1.'. hxaminiiig aurgi-ni ; tor
boro. Vt
.i.ee No. '27, Elliot Street, Brattle
EJ. SWIFT, M. ,D Pliyaioian and
Soreeon. umce anil Residence lit
door east Cmnmiantlonal Church. Main-st., Wil-
ming'-nn, Vt.
f R. POST, Dontiat. All operations
V done m the best manner and wiirranu-n.
Oilice and Residence Junction High and (Irten
Streets, Bratileboro, Vt.
BEMI8. Honse and Sign
PnintAr. . miamemal PaliHlii'J, fres
coing, Graining, Kalsomlng, Paper Hanging, etc
Is Green Hlreel, Brattleboro, vt.
GLEN HOUSE. "West Brattleboro,
44-Coacb to and from every train.
T-.' XV. HOIDEN, Attobnkv anp Cora-
Ottice at residence, South Londonderry, Vt
iMIIAS W. DREW, M.D., Physician
.J anil Smirnon. Jllicc and Kenirie-uia:
with Dr. Holton, Tui-uer lin and wal nutst.
Offers Grand Bargains in Organs and Pianos. The
Decker Bro's the most pert ect Piano known. The
Kstey Organ which leads the word.
Also Pianos and.Organs of other manufacturers.
1000 Instruments sold In the last live years.
General Agent for The Estey Sewing Maohtne.
I select all the Instruments that I sell at the
Manufactory myself, and they arc warranted first
class In every respect.
Second-baud Instruments taken In exchange for
43 Hrnltleboro, Vt
Dress Goods, tshawls, Sftcques, Feathers, etc., dyed
a variety of colors. Alan's Clothing dyed or steam
Cleansed and pressed, without ripping or crock
lug. Direct buudles to
14 N. J. HALE, Proprietor.
Ily Wllkle Collin.
Bratileboro Ohuroh Direotory.
First BiWtsT-Maln street. Rev. Georgo B
rjw p.tn, Hiiiwiftv services at 10:80 m, 7 J-
o m: Sunday School, 11:60 a m. Mlrjlouary
Concert, first Sunday evening in eacn monui
n,..r m,i l,m on the other Sunday evening)
Monday evenlng.yoiingpeople'sprayermeeting,
i-,i,i,-i.,.,,li, nravei-meetlua. 7:46. Seatsfree.
West HaATTl.tnono Baptist Kev. H. B. Davis,
U,d.. Uxmlnv urVlCPK aL 1 .W H 1U u.wv, ill. ,
Sunday School at '2:SII pm. Wednesday evening
meeting at 7:30. Seats Iree.
piHTnv r:.NOREOATloNAL wain svreei. iw.v.
Ueoree K. Martin. nuiumy peivin, lu-u.,
am T-TOpm; Sunday School, 12:0m. Mission
u,wtnv Kphool concerts take the plaef-
of the evening service on the lirsl. and second
si, mlv of the month . respectively. Young peo
ple's meeting Tuesday evening, at 7:45; prayer
n,uf.tit. KHdav evenine at 7:46.
Conukkoational Wert Brattleboro. Rev C II
Morrill, Pastor, suiiaay service mum
he morning at 10:30. Prayer meellng every
Sunday evening. Sunday scnooi lonnws morn
ing servh:e. Prayer meeting Tuesday evenings.
followcu ny learners uieeunK. juu..bvuF.
'l-fxirurlftv evellllies.
Episcopal Main street. Kev n n,uuiii,newi
Sunday services worniug prayer mm -i.uu
10:30 a m; Evening prayer, imii -u, oi,..u,
school, 12:00 m. Holy days, 6:00 p m. Holy
n.n..,n,-,, first, smtdav in the month and on
all great festivals. The children of the parish
are catechised on the first sunaay ui ever'
n,n(lt Dl R t, m.
MisTiionisT Episcopal Meetings in Lower 1 own
HRll. KeV u K AI liter, rasior. rieauimiB ouii-
dav at 10:30 a m ; Sunday school, 12 m: prayer
meeting in tliecvening. sunoayscnooiconcen
fourth Sunday of every mouth. Class meeting
n-..nD,iJW ..vniiiiiv- nrav-er mpctinir. Fridaveven-
unn,u fr..n Paster's residence. 4S Ilitrb St.
Roman Catholic Walnut street. Kev nonry
Lane. Pastor. Sunday services n ik" ma, io;ou
a m : Vesners and Heneoiciion, :.w p m
ituit.wtim Vrkk Church MHin street. Kev-
J.B.tireen, r-astor. oervicer. omnittj
at 10:30; Sunday school and Bible Class after the
mnniiiiir service. Seatsfree.
IIniveesalist Church Canal street. Pastor, Rev
E W. Whitney, residence I-l Main sireet. ner
vices every Sunday at 10:30 a m. Sunday Bchoo
at 12 m. Sundav Evening Lectures from Dec
April 1st. Sunday evening rraycroiuei
ingfrom Sept. 1st to Dec 1st. Prayer Meetin
in the church vestry every Friday evening
7:30 o'clock.
In both Stock and Mutual
Fire Insurance Cds.,
may be obtained at
and In the best and moat reliable companies, at
oince or
Cor Main and Elliot Sta., BRATTLEBORO, VT.
Blank Books Made to Order.
neatlt executed.
Elliot Street, Market Block, Brattleboro, Vf
auy Store In
Still continues to sell goods as low a:
tlie stale.
We keep a full line of
New Dress Goods, Felt Skirts, Flannels, Ladles'
and uentleinen's Underwear, Men's aud
Boy's Overalls, Ac, Ac.
Juit examine and compare prices.
Bait Jap. Tea, (Hew Crop,) 40c, 60c, t ooc, Old
Gov't Java, 81c. Best Cooking Soda, 7c, 4 lbs.
So, 20 lbs. $1 00. Men'a Pure Oum Rub
ber Boots at the lowest price.
Call and see us and satisfy yourselves that you
an get more goods for one Dollar here than any
where else.
BUTTER, PALM LEAF HATS, c.,ic, taken
lk exchange for goods.
Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 1st, 1680.
Groceries, Yankee Notions
Toliaoeo and Confoctlonwy.
Eddy's Tonic Beer !
A healthy and refreshing drink. lMf
Wilmiii'tfou Marble Works
yyT"K have a large stock of finished and nnfln
Ished Marble, bought for cash before the recent
rise, and are bound to sell the cheapest as well
as the best work in this vicinity.
We employ no Agents, buy for cash only, and
hare a special contract for freight that enables ui
to set work In tills vicinity lower than any other
ttsCall and seo us, and we will prove what we
Yours truly,
Wimjihoton. Vt., Fob. 9, 1880.
The subscribers ' have constantly on hand ah
kinds of Building Timber and Finishing Lumber.
and in fact everything usually kept in A first
class lumber yard.
Office and yard on Flat Street, Brattleboro, Vt.
6 I. K. AI.I.FA 4: CO,
Twenty-five Horses, Fifteen Sleighs, Burgles,
Harnesses, Blankets, Whips, Uaiters
and other property
Hens & Carrinc Mart, Pnny, Vt-.
a Saturday, Deo. 18th, 1880.
.. No by-bidding,
rlptlon of stock.
Stationery Goods,
of li kinds, selling chiapfr than evkh
Clothes Wringers
Br ILL BBS nflfflL!
Miw enrage prmanent boMwsa bere. I
JIT.r l" aa well a. caa be done.
IT. ihi beat oualitr ol mils; there are several
ut,t Sll! .-"ne b are deeded!, the
2?iliSu and If my work doe. not prove aatisfac
TTaoT wnere yoa caa and me and kave it
!2ie m 1 will wort aa cheap aa any one uaing
EziLmi aoaiity of atoca.
B. K. DAVIS, Barmony Block,
w BratUcbora, Tt
. . nttle fana of T mrrrt Wealed la Oollfm-d.
-.'iSLfrni wi.nJetn. irlnlKlis
ZLZ.7i vl wao.llao.1. i r-l "''
Z!7ua. Bnd:mrs '
repMr: i'
Sia. I - "
iH!Z Ba-. auaa-s.
ale rjosi
with lull d
Do n't rget the place and data.
Sea Posters
Davis A Ollson's Horse and Carriage Mart, Put
nev, Vt. December nth 18.
Putney, Vt., Dee. T, I80.
fJarflcltl In elected. The narrow iratiffc railroad in
openc'l. 1 he tileMumjrs fort-told by all the modern
prophets are aitont to nhowtr down on the country
IB u','""aJ aJAtl U-ttiwrs w nTtirtilr. Ti T mivr
HDipwl pHyinent of the rebel debt. The capital of
the loyal North la no longer in danttT. Tli tr
ritde uiK'it-niare of "Free Traile ia banished
Business inuat pronner. i'niperty inntrt rlne. Now
la the time tohurof me Rome of the most deHlrah.
properties in New Kneland. If you want a farm m
Brattlchoro, Marlioro, Nwfune, ttuilforrl, Halt
fax, Wilminfrtoii, Keadnboro or .-tamfonl, rali on
me. If von want a tttore tn Wardaooro, a hhwiuiII
in Rea'lcioro, a )ialf-dozii dweltiiifr hona m
Brattleboro, j.)od pastures, splendirl timber landu,
1 run ami you. I nwnartd have charge of a nnnitKr
of tenemehta, four of them are now vaatrit, I want
to fill them. Have line pair of work.ingoxeti.aiid
a lot of voting rattle for sale.
If Ton don't want to put yonr money where It
wdl do anytKHly but youraelf good, I cao aeli you
aomp hanlt tXoctt.
Waik up an.) but aome or all thi property, and
(ret the rise. It will toon (rt beyond yrar n h.
or the politlclana and narrow piuger are miaUkeii.
Brattleboro. Nor. 10, 1)
Inland & Graj Seminar,
FAIL TERM begins HeiaFMlay, w.
tt.tlla. Four experienced and aiiccci. ful
aM-istants. Ample nptKirtunities U tbe hen la
stmctlon to thi fining for teaching, college, or
busirtem. a-Expense low. Engaee nmms early
bv visit or letter, and come Tuesday. lull par
tira'ars by addrea-ing
IT41 u. O. BOTKTOS Prlnotoal.
For Sale,
I EAST TOWNfI!END, a email farm of st j
all la grass, eicepuruf garden, with good koase
and fair barm, young orchard of apples aad pears,
spring aad well water. Pafci IVM. Cheap for
M aaoney. Wka wanu HI 8 pea anxk. Ka
ajnlre of a C. T. FT, TawneBi,or MA RT TAFT,
BrnunMoa, Man. "
i wriy c--euieBt aad la good
n a sk. "I "
drank locatlua lot- aay oa
Paji Casm for Hides, Call Skua, aad
Shwp 1V1U.
Brmttlabora, Oct it, 177.
The dootors oonld tlo no mora for the
Dowagar Lady Borrick,
Wlien the niedirsul adviseni of the
lady, who has reached seventy years oi
age, recommend the mild climate ol
the south of France, they mean in plain
language that they have arrived at the
end of thoir resources. Her ladyship
gave the mild climate a fair trial, and
then decided (as sho herself expressed
it) to " die at l oine." Traveling slow
ly, she had reached Furis at the date
when I last heard of her. It was then
the beginning of November. A week
later I met with her nrphew, Lewis Ro
mayne, at the club.
" What brings you to London at this
time of year?" I asked.
" The fatality that pursues me," he
answered, grimly. "I am one of the
unlucltiest men living."
He was thirty years old ; he was not
married ; he was the enviable possessor
of the line old country seat called
Vange Abbey ; he had no poor relations
and ho was one of tlie handsomest men
in England. When I add that I am
myself a retired army oftirer, with a
Wretched income, a disagreeable wifo,
four ugly children, aud a burden ol
fifty years on my back, no one will be
surprised to hear that I answered Ro
mayne, with bitter sincerity, in these
words :
" I wish to heaven I could change
places with you I "
" I wish to heaven you could 1 " he
buret out, with equal sincerity on his
side. ' Road that."
He handed mo a letter addressed to
him by the traveling medical attendant
of Lady Borriek. After resting in Taris
the patient had continued her home
ward journey as far as Boulogne. In
her suffering condition she was liable
to sudden fits of caprice. An insur
mountable horror of the Channel pas
sage had got possession of her ; sne
positively refused to be taken on board
the steamboat. In this difficulty the
lady who occupied the ipost of hei
oompanion " had ventured on a sug
gestion. Would Lady Berrick consent
to make the Channel passage if hei
nephew came to Boulogne expressly to
accompany her on the voyage ? The
reply had been so immediately favorable
that the doctor lost no time in com
municating with Mr. Lewis Romayne,
This was the substance of the letter.
It was needless to ask any more ques
tions. Romayne was plainly on his way
to Boulogne. I gave him some useful
" Try the oysters," I said, "at the res
taurant on the pier."
He never even thanked me. He was
thinking entirely of himself.
" Just look at my position," he said,
"I detost Boulogne j I cordially share
my aunt's horror of the Channel pas
sage ; I had looked forward to some
mouths of happy retirement in the
oountry among my books, and what
happens to me ? I am brought to Lon
don in the season of fogs, to travel by
the tidal train at seven to-morrow morn
ing and all for a woman with whom I
have no sympathies in common. If I am
not an unlucky man, who is ? "
He spoke in a tone of vehement irri
tation which seemed to me, under the
circumstances, to be simply absurd.
But my nervous system is no- the irri
table system sorely tried by night
study and strong tea of my friend Ro
mayne. "It's only a matter of two days,"
I remarked by way of reconciling him
to his situation.
" How do I know that V" he retorted.
" In two days the weather may be
stormy. In two days she may be too ill
to be moved. Unfortunately. I am her
l.eir ; and I am told I mnst submit to
any whim that soizes her. I'm rich
enough already; I don't want her
money. Besides, I dislike all traveling
and especially traveling alone. Yon
are an idle man. If you were a good
friend, yon wotdd offer to go with me."
He added, with, U doliaaay which waa
one of the redeeming points in his way
ward character, " Of coarse, as my
I had known him long enough not to
take offense at his reminding me, in this
considerate way, that I was a poor
man. Ihe proposed change of scene
tempted me. What did I care for the
Channel passage ? Besides, there was
the irresistible attraction of getting
away from home. The end of it was
that I accepted Romayne's invitation.
Shortly after noon, on the next day.
we were established at Boulogne near
Lady Berrick, but not at her hotel.
" If we live in the same house," Ho
rn a vn reminded ma, "we shall be bored
by the companion and the doctor.
Meetings on the stairs, yon know, and
exchanging bows and small talk." H
liatod those trivial conventionalities of
society in which other ixwpl delight.
When somelKidy once asked him in what
comtHuij he felt most at ease, he mode
shocking answer he said, " In the
company of dogs."
I waited for him on the pier while he
went ao aee her ladynhip. He joined
tne arain with his bittermt am da.
M What did I tell yon t She ia not
well enough to see toe to-day. The doe
tor looks grave, and the companion pats
bear handkerchief to her eye. We may
be kept in this place for weeks to
The afternoon proved to be rainy,
Oar early dinner wag a bad one. This
last circumstance tried his temper sore
ly. He was no gonrmand ; the qnostion
of oookery was (with him) purely a mat
ter of digestion. Those late hours ol
study, and that abuse of tea, to which 1
have already alluded, had sadly injured
his stomach. The doctors warned him
of serious consequenoes to his nervoai
system, unless he altered his habits.
He had little faith in medical science J
and he greatly overrated the rcstorativt
capaoity of his constitution. So far 01
I know, he had always neglected th
doctor's advice.
The weather cleared toward evening;,
and we went out for a walk. We passed
a ohuroh, the doors of which were stil)
open. Some poor women were kneeling
at their prayers in the dim light "Wait
a minute, ",said llomayne, "1 am in a
vile temper. Lei-meUy to put mysel)
into a bottSTlrame of mind."
I followed him into the church. H
knelt down in a dark corner by himself.
I confess I was surprised. He had been
baptized in the Churoh of England; but
go far as outward practice was con
cerned, he belonged to no religions
community. I had often heard him
speak with a sincere reverence and ad
miration of the spirit of Christianity,
but he never, to my knowledge, attended
any place of publio worship. When ws
met again outside the church, he said;
"The solemn tranquility of that
church, the people praying near me, the
few words of prayer by whwh 1 wlently
united myself to my fellow creatures,
have calmed me and done me good. In
our country I should have found th
church closed out of service hours. H
took my arm and abruptly changed the
subject : " How will you occupy your
self," he asked, "if my aunt receives me
I assured him that I should easily
find ways and means of getting through
the time. The next morning a message
came from Lady Berrick to say
that she would see her nojihew after
breakfast. Left by myself, I walked
toward the pier, and met with a man
who asked me to hire his boat. He had
lines and bait at my service. Most un
fortunately, as tljo event proved, I de
cided on occupying an hour or two by
The wind shifted while we were out,
and before we could get back to the
harbor the tide had turned against us.
It was six o'clock before I arrived at
the hotel. A little open carriage was
waiting at the door. I found Romayne
impatiently expecting me, and no signs
of dinner on the table. He informed
me that he had accepted an invitation,
in which I was included, and promised
to explain everything in the carriage.
Our driver took the road that led to
ward the High Town. I subordinated
my curiosityjto my senseof politeness,
and asked f of news of his aunt's health.
" She is seriously ill, poor soul," he
said. " I am sorry I spoke so petulantly
and so unfairly when we met at the
club. The near prospect of death has
developed qualities in her nature which
I ought to have seen before this. No
matter how it may be delayed, I will pa.
tiently wait her time for the crossing to
So long as he believed himself to be
in the right, he was, as to his aetions
and opinions, one of the most obstinate
men I ever met with. But once let him
be convinced that he was wrong, and he
rushed into the other extreme became
needlessly distrustful of himself, and
needlessly eager in seizing his oppor
tunity of making atonement. In this
latter mood he was capable with the
best intentions of committing acts of
the most childish imprudence. With I
some misgivings, I askod how he had
amused himself in my absence.
" I waited for you," he said, " until I
lost all patience, and went out for a
walk. First, I thought of going to the
beach, but the smell of the harbor drove
me back into the town, and there, oddly
enough, I met with a man, a cortain
Captain Foterkin, who had been friend
of mine at college."
" A visitor to Boulogne ?' I inquired.
" Not exactly."
"A resident T
" Tee. The fact is, I lost light of
Foterkin when I left Oxford and, since
that time, he seems to have drifted into
difficulties. We had a long talk. He
is living here, he tells me, until his af
fairs is sottled."
I needed no further enlightenment
Captain Feterkin stood as plainly re
vealed to me as if I had known him for
years. "Isn't it a little imprudent," I
said, " to renew your acquaintance with
a man of that sort ? Coildn't yon have
posaed him with a bow?
Bomayne smiled uneasily. " I dare
say you're right," he answered. "But,
rememlier, I had left my annt, feeling
ashamed of the unjust way in which I
had thought and spoken of her. How
did I know that I mightn't be wronging
an old friend next, if I kept Feterkin at
a distance ? His present position may
be as much his misfortune, poor fellow,
as his fault. I was half inclined to pass
him as you nay, but I distrusted my own
judgment. He held ont his hand, and
bo was so glad to see me. It can't be
helped now. I shall bt anxious to heal
your opinion of him."
" Are yon going to dine with Captain
Feterkin V
" Tea. I happened to mention that
wretehtd dinner yesterday at our hotel.
He mid : ' Come to my boarding-hoasa.
Out of Faris, there isn't such a table
d'hote in France.' I tried to get off it
not caring, as yon know, to go among
strangers ; I said I had a friend with
me. He invited yon most cordi
ally to accompany me. More excuses
on my part only led to a painful result.
I hart l'eterkiu's feelings. I'm down
in the world,' he said, 'and I'm not fit
company for you and yonr friends. I
beg your pardon for taking the liberty
of inviting you.' He turned away with
the tears in hi eyea. What could I dor
I thought to myself: "Yon could have
lent him five pounds, and got rid of his
invitation without the slightest diffi
culty." If I Lad returned in reaaonable
fame to go ont with Romavne, w mieht
sot hare met the captain ; or, if we bad
not him, my presence would have pre
vented the confidential talk, and' the in
vitation that followed. I felt I was
blame and jot, bow could I help it?
It was useless to remonstrate the mis.
aIiia was done.
We left the Old Town on our right
hand, and drovo on post a little oolony
of suburban villas, to a house standing
bv itself surrtniuded by stone walls.
we orossed ths front-garden on our way
to the door, I noticed against the side
of the house two kennels, inhabited by
two large watoh-dogs. Was the pro
prietor afraid of thieves r
The moment we were introduced in
the drawing-room my suspicions of ths
company we were likely to meet with
were fully oon&nned.
Cords, brlliards and betting" then
was the insorjtion legibly wrtMen on
the manner aud appearance orrnptali
Peterkin. The blight-eyed, yellow old
lady who kept the boarding-house
would have been worth five thousand
pounds in jewelry alone, if the orna
ments which profusely covered her
had been genuine precious stones. The
younger ladies present had their cheeks
as highly rouged and their eyelids aa
elaborately pendiled in black as if they
were going on the stage, instead of go
ing to dinner. We found these fair
creatures drinUng Madeira as a whet
to their appe.ites. Among the men,
there were two ' who struck me as the
most finished ind complete blackguards
whom I had ever mot with in all my ex
perience, at home or abroad. One. with
a brown face and broken nose, was pre
sented to us by the title of " Com
mandor," and vas described as a person
of great wealth and distinction in Peru,
traveling for amusement. The other
wore a military uniform and decorations,
and was spoken of as " The General
A bold, bullying manner, a fat, sodden
face, little leering eyes, and greasy-
looking hands, made this man so repel
lent to me that I privately longod to
kick him. Romayne had evidently been
announced, before our arrival, as I
landed gentleman with a large income,
Men and women vied in servile atten
tions to him. When we went into the
dining-room, the fascinating creature
who sat next to him held her fan before
her face, and so made a private inter
view of it between the rich Englishman
and herself. With regard to the dinner
I shall only report that it justified Cap
tain Feterkin's boast, in some degree at
least. The wine was good, and the con
versation beoame gay to the verge of in
delicacy. Usually the most temperate
of men, Romayne was tempted by his
neighbors into drinking freely. I was
unfortunately seated at the opposite ex
tremity of the table, and I had no op
Dortunitv oLwarnins- him. The dinner
reached its conclusion and we al re
turned together, on the foreign plan,
to coffee and cigars -in the drawing
room. The women smoked and drank
liquors as well as coffee, with the men.
One of them went to the piano, and a
tittle improptu ball followed, the ladies
dancing with their cigarettes in their
months. Keeping my eyes ana ears oa
the alert, I saw on innooent-Iooking
table, with a surface of rosewood, sud
denly develop a substance of green
cloth. At the same time a neat little
roulette table made its appearance from
a hiding place in a sofa. Passing near
the venerable landlady, I heard her ask
the servant, in a whisper, ' if the dogs
were loose ? " After what I had ob
served, I oould oidy conclude that the
dogs were used as a patrol to give the
alarm in case of a descent by the police.
It was plainly high time to thank Cap
tain Feterkin for his hospitality, and to
take our leave.
"We have had enough of Hub," I
whispered to Bomayne in English. "Let
as go."
In these days it is a delusion to sup
pose that yon can speak confidentially
in the English language when French
people are within hearing. One of the
ladies asked Bomayne tenderly if he
was tired of her already. Another re
minded him that it was raining heavily
(as we could all heart, and suggested
waiting until it cleared up. The hideous
General waved his greasy hand in the
direction of the card-table, and said
" The game is waiting for us."
mltted, admiring the Commander,
"Gentlemen, if I have been led into
expressing myself with unnecessary
warmth of feeling, I apologize, and re
gret it."
"Nobly spoken " the Commander
pronounced. The Goueral put his hand
on his heart and bowed. The game be
As the poorest man of the two, I bod
esoaped the attentions lavished by the
ladies on Romayne. At the same time,
I was obliged to pay for my dinner by
taking some part in the proceedings of
the evening. Small stakes were al
lowed, I found, at roulette ; and be
sides, the heavy chances in favor of the
table made it scarooly worth while to
run the risk of cheating, in this case.
placed myself next to the least rascally-looking
man in the company, and
olaved roulette.
For a wonder, I was successful at the
first attempt. My neighbor handed me
my winnings. " I have lost every farth
ing I possess," he whispered to me,
piteously ; " and 1 have a wife and
children at home I lent the poor
wretch five francs Ho smiled faintly
as he looked at the money. " It re
minds me," he said, " of my last trans
action, when I borrowed of that gentle
man there, who is betting on the Gen
eral's luck at the card-table. Beware of
employing him as I did. What do you
think I got for my note of hand of four
thousand francs ? A hundred bottles
of champagne, fifty bottles of ink, fifty
bottles of blacking, three dozen hand
kerchiefs, two pictures by unknown
masters, two shawl I, one hundred maps,
and five francs."
We went on playing. Mv luck de
serted me ; I lost, and lost, and lost
again. From time to time I looked
round at the card-table. The " deal "
bad fallen early to the General ; and it
seemed to bs indefinitely prolonged. A
heap of notes and gold won mainly
from Romayne, as I afterward discov
sred lay bofore him. As for my neigh
bor, the unhappy possessor of the bot
tles of blacking, the piotnres by un
known masters, and the rest of it, he
won, and then rashly presumed on his
good fortune. Deprived of his last
farthing, he retired into a ooruer of the
room, and consoled himself with a ci
gar. I had just risen to follow his ex
ample when a furious uproar burst out
at the card-table.
I saw Romayne spring up and snatch
the cards out of the General's hand.
" You scoundrel I " he shouted, "you
are cheating I " The General started to
his feet in a f ary. " You lie I " he cried.
attempted to interfere ; but Romayne
bad already Been the necessity of con
trolling himself. " A gentleman doesn't
accept an insult from a swindler," hs
said, coolly. " Accept this, then 1 " the
General answered, and spat on him.
In an instant Romayne knocked him
down -.'' '"
The blow was dealt straight between
is eyes ; he was a gross, big-boned
man, and he fell heavily. For the time
he was stunned. The women ran,
creaming, out of the room. The peace
able Commander trembled from head to
foot. Two of the men present, who, to
give them their due, were no oowards,
locked the doors. "You don't go,"
they said, " till we see whether he re
covers or not." Cold water, assisted by
the landlady's smelling salts, brought
the General to his senses after a while.
He whispered something to one of his
friends, who immediately turned to me.
The General challenges Mr. Ro
mayne," he said. " As one of his seo
onds, I demand an appointment for to
morrow morning." frrefused to make
any appointment unless the doors were
first unlocked, and we were left free to
depart. " Our carriage is waiting out
ride," I added. " If it returns to the
hotel without us there will be an in
quiry." This latter consideration had
its effects. On their side, the doors
were opened ; on oar side, the appoint
ment was made. We loft the house.
Tbe seconds evidently prepared for
this oiroumstanoe by their prinoipal
(eolinod to examine the cards. In the
Irst place, they said, not even the dis
covery of foul play (supposing the dis-
lovery to have been really made) oould
vstify Romayne's oonduot. In the
eoond plaoe, the General's high ohara
termade it impossible, under any oir
tumstanoes, that he oould be responsi
ble. Like ourselves, he had rashly as
looiatod with bad oompany, and he had
been tbe innocent viotim of an error oi
i fraud committed by some other person
present at the table.
Driven to my last resource, I oould
now oily base my refusal to receive ths
thallenge on tbe ground that we were
Englishmen, and that the practice of
lu&ling had been abolished in England.
Both the seconds at once declined to ao
tept this statement in justification of my
tondnot. ' '
" Yon are now in France," said the
elder of the two, " where a duel is the
established remedy for an insult among
gentlemen. You are bound to respect
the sooial laws of the country in which
yon are for the time residing. If you
refuse to do so, you lay yourselves open
to a public imputation on your courage
of a nature too degrading to be more
particularly alluded to. Let us adjourn
this interview for three hours, on the
ground of informality. We ought to
confer with two gentlemen, acting on
Mr. Romayne's behalf. Be prepared
with another second to meet us, and
reconsider your decision before we call
The Frenchmen had barely taken
their departure by one door, when Ro
mayne entered by another.
"I have heard it all," he said, quietly.
"Accept the challenge."
I declare solemnly that I left no
means untried of opposing my friend's
resolution. No man could have folt
more strongly convinced than I did that
nothing could justify the course he was
taking. My remonstrances were com
pletely thrown away. He was deaf to
sense and reason from the moment when
he had heard an imputation on his cour
age suggested as a possible result of
any affair in which he was coucerned.
" With your views," he said, " I won't
ask you to accompany me to the ground.
I can easily find French seconds. And,
mind this, if you attempt to prevent the
meeting, the duel will take place else
where, and our friendship is at an end
from that moment."
After this, I suppose it is needless to
add that I accompanied him to the
ground the next morning as his second.
That night he made his will in prep
aration for the worst that could happen.
What actually did happen was
equally beyond his anticipation and.
Tbe Golden Sunset.
The golden sea Its mirror spreads
Beneath the golilen skies,
And but a narrow strip between
Of land aud shadow lies.
The cloud-like rocks, the rock-like olouds,
uiaHll.au lu S'VIJ, IIUBi;
And midway of the radiaut flood
Hangs silently the boat.
The sea li but another sky,
WI,o lib. la . uua ur.n .'
And wtilub Is earth and watch the heavens,
iuv nyo vu .uaiuaiy ten.
So when for aa life's eventng hour,
8oft passing shall descend,
May glory born of earth and heaven
The earth aud heavens bleud.
Flooded with peace the spirit float,
With silent rapture glow,
Till where earth enda and heaven begins
The soul shall scarcely know I
Spoopendyka and the Towel.
In the Cup.
There Is grief In the eup I
I saw a proud mother set wine on the board ;
The eyes of her son sparkled bright aa she poo red
The ruddr atremn intu the vInhi id an. hur,f
The cup waa of silver; the lady waa grand
n ner sal. ns nno l-n. hM- nmnil h,.ur4 - - ..
jn mo jure oi uer lair, nooie son ; and oh I aad.
Oh, so aad : a year had passed by.
" ion "gin- nau gone irom ner neautirul eye,
For the son that she lovod with a love strong aa
In the chill hours of mora, with a drunkard's fool
And a drunkard'! neroe oath, reeled and staggered
his way
To hut home, a dark blot on the faoa of the day.
There Is shame in the eup I
The tempter said; "Drink I" and a fair maiden
Till her cheeks glowed the feu of the dangerous
draught ;
The voice of the tempter spake low In hsr ear
Words that once would have started the quick
angry tear;
But wine blunts ths oonsclenoa, and win dulls
She listened and smiled, and he whispered again ;
He lined the goblet : "Onoe more." lie aaid'drinki
Nn n,U,'i,.;.lll. c ii.. " lilted tlie goblet ; "Onoe more." he sald-'drinkl
just wan unui i wasli my lace and There ,. deatn , tne cup ,
iiHuussau a 11 tie ready, ana Mr. opoop-
endyko plunged hts fists Into the basin
Romayne was excited, but not stupe-
ueu, uy tue wiue ne nau uruua. lie au
swered, discreetly enough : " I must
beg you to excuse me ; I am a poor
The General suddenly looked grave.
" You are speaking, sir, under a stiange
misapprehension," he said. " Our game
is lansquenet, essentially a game of
chance. With luck, the pooroat player
is a match for the whole table."
llomayne persisted in his refusal. As
a matter of course, I supported him,
with all needful care to avoid giving
offense. The General took offense,
nevertheless. He crossed his arms on
his breast, and looked at us fiercely.
" Does this mean, gentlemen, that
yon distrust the company ? " he asked.
The broken-nosed Commander, hearing
the question, immediately joined us, in
the interests of peace bearing with
him the elements of persuasion, under
the form of a lady on his arm.
The lady stepped briskly forward,and
tapped the General on the shoulder with
her fan. "Ism one of the company,"
she said ;' " and I am sure Mr. Romayne
doesn't distrust me?" She turned to
Bomayne with her most irresistible
smile. "A gentleman always plays
cards," she resumed, " when he has a
lady for a partner. Let us join our in
terests at the table and, dear Mr. lto-
mayna, don't risk too much I " She put
her pretty little purse into his hand,
and looked a if : had been in love
with him half her lifetime.
The fatal influence of the sex, assisted
by wine, prodnce.1 the inevitable result
Romavne ollow.l himself to bi
led to the card table. For a moment
the General lehvd the beginning ol
tbe game. After what bad npned, it
was necessary that be should assert the
strict tense of justice that was in him.
We are all honorable men," he began.
"And braw n." the Commander
added, admiriiig the General.
Ajd bravo aao," the Gananal od-
In consenting to see the general's rep
resentatives, it is needless to say that I
merely desired to avoid provoking an
other quarrel. If those persons were
really impudent enough to call at the
hotel, I had arranged to threaten them
with the interference of the police, and
o to put an end to the matter. Ro
mayne expressed no opinion on the sub
ject, one way or the other. His conduct
inspired me with a feeling of uneasiness.
The filthy insult of which he had been
made the object seemed to be rankling
in his mind. He went away thought
fully to his own room. "Have yon
nothing to say to me ?" I asked. He only
answered : " Wait till to-morrow.
The next day the seconds appeared.
1 had expected to see two of the me
with whom we had dined. To my as
fcnishment, the visitors proved to b
sfEcers of the General's regiment. The
brought proposals for a hostile meeting
the next morning, the choice of weapon
being left to Romayne as the challenged
It was now quite plain to me that the
General's peculiar method of card-play
ing had, thus far, not been discovered
tnd exposed. He might keep doubtful
coinpanv, and mtgtit as 1 afterward
heard be suspected in certain quarters.
But that he still had, formally speaking.
a reputation to preserve, was proved by
the appearance of the two gentlemen
present as his representatives. Ibey
declared, with evident sincerity, that
Romayne had made a fatal mistake, had
provoked the iustdt offered to him, and
had resented it by a brutal and coward
ly outrage. As a man and a soldier, the
General was doubly bound to insist on a
uel. No apology would be accepted
even if an apology were offered.
In thia emergency, aa I understood
it, there was but one course to follow.
I refused to receive the challenge.
Being asked for my reasons, I found
it necessary to speak within certain
limits. Though we kne the Gene al
to be a cheat, it was a delicate matter to
dispute hia right to claim satisfaction,
ben he had fonnd two officer to carry
bis message. Ijroducwd the seized cards
(which Romayne had brought away with
him in bis pocket) and offered them aa a
Life Among Lions.
"I began with lions about 1865 I
was bossing the animals in John O'Brien's
circus ia Girard, Pa. Felix McDonald,
the lion man, got a bite that put him for
two months in tbe hospital. Somebody
had to go into the cage, aud I went. I'd
seen him often, and I knew tbe nnirunls
pretty well. I didn't have much diffi
culty till the next spring in Pottsville.
I was tantalizing the lions four of 'em
with raw meat, and one of the females
got behind me, and, quick as a flash, bit
through hiy calf. I kept quiet, and
turned around and hammered her until
she let go."
"How do yon train tbemP'
"We treat green ones, those captuied
iu Africa, and tame ones, born in menag
eries, very much the same. The wild
ones are better and safer. This is be
cttise s lion used to a cage, and to being
poKed and teased, is less afraid of you.
I'd sooner handle ten green lions than
one that's used to tbe publio. Besides,
tbe green ones bave a great deal more
piny and spirit in 'em. We begin with
tlieni when they're two and a half or
three years old. When I first go into a
cage of untamed ones I bave a tire near
by, with three or four iron rods in it, red
hot. If the beasts go for mo, tbe men
stand ready to jtb the irons in their
mouths, and make 'em let me go. I
have been roughly handled sometimes,
but never badly hurt. It takes twr- years
to train one perfect, because you bave to
go slow with 'em. Nut one lion in five
is good for tricks, anyway.
Ju t as soon as you find one that
don't net light, you bave to throw him
out. Some of them are too excitable.
O. hers are sulky, and lie down in the
coiner, and if yon go behind them you
take big chances. You want to keep
your face toward 'em all the time. I've
worked on one for five months and all
he'll do is to jump a li tie."
"How do you teach P"
"We teach 'em to jump over a stick,
by having a board lence in tbe middle
of the cage and driving them over it.
to make cm stand up in tlie coiner, we
have a tackle hitched to tbeir neck, nod
pull 'em uo. Then we pel 'em and they
linally get used to it. We make 'em lie
lowo oy whipping them. WOen they're
triced up iu the corner, we catch Var by
the iniiutb and nostrils, and teach 'em to
keep their nioutb onvn by so doing it.
Tben we get to sticking our beads in."
' 1 hai s rather risky, am I It P
"Not very. You can tell in an instant
when I hey are going to close, and j -rk
four bead out. I raw one man killed
in I bat way, though. His name was
Whittle Joe Whittle. I broke him in
Mar) land, and he took four lions, (two
f em were frank and Ueorice. that I
am ui-ing now.) and worked 'em for three
years. finally, in rianklort, 1'enn.
Joe was nervous on day, and thought
he would nave a rehearaal twlore I be
how. He put his head in Frank's mouth
and tbe beast clott-d on hint, biting clean
latougb bi face nod partly through bis
head, to tliat bis lower jaw tell down on
hi breast. 1 bey tried to get him out,
hut f rank grabbed bis leg with hia teeth.
at d ' e was badly chewed before they
got him. lie died a few day after."
"Ihi tbey get np any affection for
yoaf "
"No, tney ami mucn on aneciion.
They would go for me if I waa oat-iile
jiisl as quick as tbey would anybody.
They're deceiving brains, and very q iick.
I leoullect in U.-siveslon. one of the boys,
who was a little drunk, swore they would
t hurt a fly. and went op to the cage.
In a minute one of tbem, I don't know
hether tt was Frank or 'jnwgr, bad
him. and hi; right BhuuloW and the nu lit
i,1r of bra bead werral wurtD mucn
when thev got bio awaf. I'veonlybad
five aoc-ideou tbat amounted to anything
O ar one of tben clawed -ff my ahia.
and moat of lb meat oa my cheat along
itb h, bat say ecratcbea are tuostly
little ones "
Is evkielw. be showed a isairol band
that had evidently seen, hard swage, bar-
and begun polishing his face with soap,
Mrs. Spoopendyke pi imped around be-
foro the glass putting on the finishing
touches. For the worthy counlo ware
getting ready for the theatre.
" Where where Where's the towel P"
gasped Mr. Spoopendyke, holding his
ueaa uown ana flawing around Willi
both hands. "What what's become
of the towel'" he sputtered, washing
uanasiui ui soap out oi nis eyes.
Mrs. Spoopendyka glanced at the rack
aad saw that the towel was gone.
"I don t believe that there's a towel
up here," she commenced
"What d'ye suppose I'm going to doP''
nowiea Mr. BpoopondVKe. "itiiuk I'm
going to the theater looking like a soda
fountain? Gimme eouiething to wipe
on will yt P l)od gast the toapj Ivo
got my mouth lull I Ain't ve eoins to
gel a towel r doing to lei me hung out
ana ary line an unuersuirlr '
"tV.-.it, and I'll ring lor one," said
Atnan In Hod's Image, strong, noble and grand.
...... wia, v,u,u inui s nrinc oi uii
Sipped the ruddy red wine-falppotSt Ughur
Until from Its chains broke trre demon of thirst -
And thirst became master, and man became slave,
i,ii, lame, Laituna, ueauiy anu lire swallow ed
up, .
Grief, atiame, death, destruction are still In the
cup.- --. . . ... (.
At the height of a hot discussion be
tween two Jews one cried, "Goodnejssl
don't eat me!" "Indeed," said tbe other,
"my religion forbids." -
A New Yorkei is named Stealing, and
be bates tbe name; but he took tbe curse
off it for his daughter by making her
Christian name "Worth."
'I declare!" oxolniniod a slovenly
writer, "I wish X oould rind a pen tbat
would just suit me," and instantly came
the chorus, "Try a pig pen."
Tne yonng lady who objected to being
embraced by her lover, whs gravely in-
Spoopendyke, toiling away at the formed b him that she was putting a
Deil. ' lie patient a moruen
' How s a man going to he pstient
with Bis eyes lull o' soaof Wnat d'ye
mean by keeping boose like thisP I'hiuk
I'm going to stand around here all win
ter and freeze upP Gimme something
to wipe on. Fetch me a door. Tear up
a cm pet. Gimme a skirt. Where's the
bed-sprendr Dod east tbismeasly soap,
and Mr. Spoopendyke tore the shams off
the pillows, but being smooth they slid
around on nis visage as though tnoy
were skates, "What am I going to do
with theseP" bo yolled. "1 won't be
dry in four months," and be grasped the
sheet and rubbed his eyes as though he
was polishing silver.
'Ain t you got somethina coarser ' and
be hauled the flannel blankets off and
got the wool in bis mouth, and finally
he emerged with great globs of soap
uuugfiuK iu uia lu.euvnu auu vuiu.
'.Never mind, dear, consoled Mrs
Spoopendyke. -'You're all right. Take
this handkerchief and wips your face."
Uii I 1 m nil riL'lit. ain't lr" raved
Mr. Spoopendyke. "You've only got
to say so, ana anytuing is all right.
some aay i n sow your heels to your
nean ana nang you over a roller. Look
at that chin. Is that all right P I'll go
to bed and wait for a towel," nnd he
spun around like a top and turned over
tne ce .ter-tuDie.
Why here," said Mrs. Spoopendyke,
"what's thisP" and she untied the towel
aud took it off his neck. "You must
have put it there when you were shav
ing," and Mrs. Spoopendyke smiled
sweetly as her lord growled away
through the rest of the toilet. Brooklyn
Mmb. Theiks, who died in Paris
yesterday, was the most devoted of
wives and widows. She married Thiers
when be was about S3 years old, in tbe
early days of Louis Philippe's reign,
"the July monarchy," being then a
plain young woman, and elder sister, we
believe, of a prettier Mile Uosne, who
had already won the ready affections ot
the young statesman. It is a curious
circumstance, by the way. that Theirs
fought a duel ia the very beginning of under bis lordship's nose.
nis career in rans witn tne la' ner ot a
girl whom he had j'ilted. "Fought" is
not the right word, however, a he had
determined beforehand not to fire, and
did not raise bis pistol, while the offend
ed parent's ball passed harmlessly be
tween bis ltgs. The sequel of this affair
was tbat after 1830, when Theirs was
a minister, be gave both the father and
brother places iu the department of fi
nance us to the woman, history says
no more. This has nothing to do with
the late Mine Thiers, who is understood
by a peculiarly Parisian domestic ar
rangement to have shared her husbands
devotions with her own sister through
tl.eir long lite together. This was spok
en of in Paris as a matter of course. The
three were inseparable, and the women
were both perfectly wrapt up in the wise
little man, whom in bis old age they
took care of like a baby. Mine Thiers
was a good woman, charitable, and sold
her husband's autographs in a charity
fair, a year or so ago, at prices accord
ing to quantity and q ality, wo suppose.
But her strong point was her devotion
to her husband. All the nations sent
messages of condolence to Mute Thiers
when he died , aud she had the pluck
and the sl'-engtb to beat the royalist
government ol 1878 in tbe matter of
her husband's burial, and prevent it from
being made a dry olhctal demonstration.
She lias lived to see bis honors culmi
nate in a memorial statue at Versailles.
the place whence he raised Franca out
of the tuins of tbe empire to thu high
road of ibe lepublio, . and where lie
reached his htgin of glory; and so si
dies, weil satUned witU the crowning ot
her life.
restraint upon tbe liberty of the press.
Rev. Beecber has announced that he
is in favor of free-trade. Good gracious.
is it possible that a protective tariff oper
ates against his hugging and kissing
married women P
The model husband has been found in
Philadelphia. He don't permit his wife
to do but half the work. She puts up
tbe canned fruit in summer, and be puts
it down in tbe winter.
Ma," said a young ladv to her mother.
is it wrong for young folks to dance
roond dances?" "I think," broke in a
maiden aunt, "th-it when young folks
dance round dances there'd belter be
some old folks round."
There me a great many skillful en
gineers on our railways, but we never
knew one yet who could kick bis train
around a curve with the grace and suc
cess with which a first class actress can
perform the opera'.ion.
Rosa MoWhortleberry heard her mas
ter remark at tbe dinner table, the otiier
day, tbat Kismet meant "fate," and
bat Is the reason why she so astonished
ber mistress by remarking, tl e next day,
to Belinda, the chambermaid : "Ob,
Blindy, I can't scarcely walk wid the
chilblains all over me two Kismets."
"I bave no patience with a man who
enn't remember a thing no longer than
it s being told him, ' exclaimed Jones,
: .: ., .xt T T ...
injiaiiuuLiy , - iiuw, i can carry a tning
in my mind a month, if need be." "You
are a lucky dog, Jones," remarked Pren
dergast quietly ; "it is'nt everybody that
has so much room in bis mind as you
bave, you know."
Mr. Cox: "Wy, I hear that you took
ten dollars to vote for the democrats.
neighbor. Ain't you got no con-cieooe,
a- sellin' yourself in tbat fashion?" "Mr.
Box : "I don't deny as I took a ten
dollar note off the democrats, John Cox.
But you wait till you bears wot I took
from the republicans next day. My
conscience is clear."
Hahnemann, the founder of the hom
eopathic school, was one day consulted
bv a wetdlby English lord. The doctor
listened patiently to the patient. He
.ook a small vial, opened It, und held it
Smell I
Wal proof that my friend bad not bee iB bs"' '" M i-
A Tii.usq Lectukk. We are indebt
ed to Dr. Cuyler lor tbe following touch
ing story : A friend gave me, lately,
the experience of a skillful professional
man in about tbe following words : '-My
early practice," said tbe doctor, "was
sucoes ful. and t soon obtained an envi
able position I married a lovely girl;
two children were born to us, and my
domestic nappiuess was complete. Uul
I was inviied oftej to social parties
where wine was troeiy circulated, and 1
soon became a slave to it power. Beiore
I was aware of it I was a drunkard. My
nohie wife never forsook me, never taunt
ed me with a bitter word, never ceased
to pray for my reformation. We be
came wretchedly poor, so that my fami
ly were pinched tur daily bread. One
beautiful Sabbath my wife went to
church rod left me on a loangn sleeping
off my previous night's debauch. I waa
round by hearing something tall heavi
ly on the flour. I opened my eyes and
saw my little hoy six year old tumbling
on tbe carpet Hi outer brother said to
bim; -Now get np and iall again. That's
tbe way papa dors. Lst's play we ore
drt tik. I wan-bed the child as be person
ated my beastly movements ia a way
that would bave done credit to an actor.
I arose and left the h-Hi-e. groaning IB
agony and remorse. I walked off miles
in tbe country thinking over my abom
inable 'B and example 1 waa setting
brlore my children. I solemnly resolv
ed tbat witb God's belp I would quit my
cop, and i did. o lecture 1 ever
beard from Mr. Oougta moved my eoal
like ibe spectacle of my own sweat Nva
-playing drank, as paps doe,' " TtU-
Well, you are cured." The lord asked
in surprise, "How munh do I owe you?''
A thousand francs, was the reply.
The lord immediately pulled out a bank
note and beld it under tne doctor's nose,
"Smell! Well, you are paid."
What do you charge for a shave
here?" asks a dusty, travel-stained man.
entering a barber shop. "It just de
pends on a man s occupation," was the
reply; "what do you doP" "I'm a book
agent." "Ihen it will cost you twenty-
bve cents." "Why you charged the man
who went out only live cents." "I know
it; but be a lightning-rod agent and a
peddler of photographic tickets, and be
allows me to bone my razors on bis
cheek." Somerville Journal.
It sometimes happens that imperti
nence is paid hack in its own coin. Once
when John Randolph was leaving a
country tavern the landlord said : "Mr
Randolph, whicb way are you going?"
The gruff Virginian replied : "I've paid
my bill, and its none of your business. "
Half an hour later Usnd dph came to a
crossroad, and, not knowing whioh to
lake, cent bis servant back to inquire.
The landlord replied : "Toll Mr. Ran
dolph that he has paid bis bill and be
oin take which road he pleases."
It is absolutely necessary to look care
fully after the education of your boys.
They are apt to get wrong notions into
Ibeir heads, and unless watched to make
use of them lo tbeir detriment. A Sun
day school teacher was examining her
class on the parable of the wheat and
lares. "And what is a tare?" she oi-ked
impressively. "I know," said a little
fellow, who had watched bis patent's
course to some purpose, "it is a high
old time; thats what it is." When
asked by tbe astonished teacher to ex
plaiu bimself be said, "Lst wek father
was gone three days, and I know just
where be went and what be did, and
moil er told me the gov'ner was off on
anoid fashioned tare.
What Might Have Been. The fol
lowing story is told by a gentleman wbo
is intimate witn Freidut.t Hayes and
President elect-Gci held, and whose per
sonal truthfulness is vouched for by tbe
Cleveland (O.) Herald i
"In the little village of Bedford, only
twelve miles distant from Cleveland,
there lived, some thirty years ago, two
charming and attractive girls. To one
of these President Hayes bod become a',
ardent suitor, but tbe parents of the
yonng lady bad vigorously opposed tbeir
courtship, on tbe ground fiat young
Hayes waa poor, aud gave evidence of
hardly olhcient ability to warrant risk
ing their daughter's future. Tbe match
was broken off. and tbe lady n to-day
married, and well-known to Cleveland
people. Tbe other young lady bad re
ceived some attentions Irons yonng uar
field. i nd was well disposed to recipro
cate them. Her parents, however, ob
jected to their intimacy, giving aa tbe
reason for tbeir opp. anion, tbe poverty
o Garieli, and tba any-biog but bright
pi aspect of bis fjiurs. Tbe most re
markable eoincideooe of tbe court vh ipa
were, tbat both yoanf ladies lived IB a
vil'age of not more iboa ive hundred
inhabitants, and botb refused two future
Freakiest of tbe Coiled States because
of tbeir poverty."

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