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VOL. V fTERMS, $1.60 PER TEAR, $9 IF NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. .SINGLE COPIES, FIVE CENTS. BRATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1881. V" f. ' NO. 27. 1 C. if. DAVENPORT & CO., PUBMSHKItS. TO ADVEHTISEB8. The Refohmek' rculalion now larger than tkau ol any othertwo papers publislicd in Windham County. H' local circulation, withm the County arul in the town) immediately ad joining on the east, south and west, exceeds the combined circulation of all the other vapers in the county. Advertising rates low, considering the large number 0 readers furnished. Send for printed rates, or call at the oMceNo. 1 Market Block, Elliot-st. uiW Cards. T RETTING & SON, Dealers In Fur- rj UHUie, Cl,ailllji r , lUpcl-, tin,, uyn terers. High St., next West Brooks Home. M. A. PELLETT, Manufacturer iiua -..oim ciui iur i uuitui uiuiu-i iv. ing Gondii, granite now. Main tt. Custom '.i i urnn.il FA. WHITNEY, Clothier, No. 4 UlftlliLt! Kutt, Mulli Sit. FK. BARROWS, Dry Goods and Coal. opp. lii'nOkt. linuoe, Mttiu&t. A. J. GLEASON, Coal Dealer, Offioe in ltit-u.it; 't iiu rtioit!. EL. COOPER, Dining & Ioe Cream ituoaiH, I dour souUi u. J. I'mll a Mure. TR. A. Xi. PETTEE, i r DentiBt, over SALISBURY'S Dining and Lodging iiuuillb, 41 Mill 11 Si. Uoeu al Uii iiuuib. GEO. E. GREENE, Druggist, Union liiuCk, Alum M. T W . OppOMU- GREGG, Druggist, Main St., IN. THORN & ISON, Druggists, . Ura&by iiiuck. X. TT C. WILLARD & CO., Druggists, J.HAWLEY, Dry Goods, Brooks A C. DAVENPORT, J.JL. , Cirosuy liiuck. Groceries, 3 JW. FROST & CO., Groceries. 8 Crosby mu. a. MARTIN SCOTT & SON, Groceries', liauaer ,si l ltojiioii ti jjiuck. GEO. T. SPATJLDING, Hairdresser, au.oui) riiook, uu,r MorUiol uierjCttu - - e. Travelers Directory, Trains leave Brattleboro, MOVING SOUTH. For Miller's Falls and Boston at 420 (except Mondays) and 10a. m.,and 4 25 p. m Fur .Springfield aud New York at 4 20 (except aioimnyn; tiiiu io a. Hi,; n ao p. in. For Now London and Stations on N. L. N. R. B, at 4 25 p. m.,and 4 30 a. m. For Nuw York via New London Steamboat, 4 2b p. m. MOVING NORTH. For WhiteRlver Junction. Rutland. Wells Rtv. Br, Newport, Burlington. Ht. Albann, Ogdemburg, oioinrtiai, ami vvcni, hi itu a, m. For Hellowti Falls and White Rivor Junction, and Rutland, 6 w. m. For White River Junction. Burlfntrton. St. Al bans, Montreal, Og.ieusburg, and the Webt, 10 J) P C. W. STEWART, Offers Grand Bargains in Organs and Pianos. The Decker Bro's the most perfect Piano known. The Estey Organ whlcb leads the word. Also Pianos aud Organs of other manufacturers. 1W0 Instruments sold in the last Ave years. General Agent for The Estey Hewing Machine I select all the Instruments that I sell at the Manufactory myself, aud they are warranted fibht- clash lu everv rennect. Second-hand Instruments taken in exchange for new. Address C. V. STEWART. 4 Ifrauieboro, Vt C. F. THOMPSON & CO., Hard ware, il'uu nuU Mtrd, WlilinlUu'K OLUJIC HEUSTIS & BURNAP, Makers Mum Hlicui. Harness CHAS. BARRETT, Machinist, Ca ui biree. un.u r via tilth. lticun. DWARD CLARK, Pianos and Es- E ILMINGTON CASH AND READY-PAY STORE. Still continues to sell goods as low as any Store in i ne btaie. We keep a full line of DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HATS AND CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES, K LI B BE K GOODS, OltOCKKRY, PA INT J, OILS, VAKNISHES. MEDlOINEtJ. New nresfl Ooodi, Felt Skirts, Flnnnels, Lailies' anmiemienieirs imnerwcar, jmcu h ami Boy's OverullH, &c, Ac. Just examine and compare prices. Best Jap. Tea, (New Crop,) 40c, 60c, & 00c, Old Gov't Java, 31c. Best Cooking Soda, Tc, 4 lbs. use, 20 lbs. $1.00. Men's Pure Gnin Rub .ber Boots at the lowest price. Call and see us and satisfy yourselves that yon eitu gel, more goud.s for one Dollar here than any where else. BUT'JER, PALM LEAF HATS, Ac:, Ac, taken in exchunge for goods. H. H. ANDREWS. WilmingJon, Vt , Nov. 1st, 1S80. AV. COX & CO., Stoves and Tin Wdru, Jluin atrett. GB. KIRWAN, Upholsterer, Main Sir.. o(ii. hTHLue oro kioui-e M.WHEELER, Dressmak- EA. WOOD, Dealer in Stoves, Tin . Ware ami Arieuimrai iiiH'li-"icuts J'-x-change Block, Min St,, Urattleboro, Vt BA. CLARK, Hard-Ware, Iron ai stee), atfiioiiiHiini iuiplf mi-ins, hoi.rft, Sash and Blinds, No. B Crosby Block, Brattleboro. BC. COLBY, Barber, Brooks Uou.it;, iimttietioro. CHENEY & CLAPP, Booksellers aiiu atauoners, o Ct-u&oy liiouk, BiULtieboro. JSTEEN, BooIrsVer & Stationer. BOYNTON. Dealer in Soots and niiin'S, Man-imll tfc iisiurbn.oks i.iuvk, THOS. JUDGE, Dealer in Boots and aliu , Juukus JiiOoii, ut-p. Amunoau Huubu. HOUGHTON & KEUCH, DryGoods and Carput-, tluuytiLoii s Bluuk, Mmti M HT. HOLTON, M. D Phvsician ano Skrgeon, Bkatti.kiioko, Vt.. ultimo ami roaldence corner Main aud Walnut ivet.p. At home from i to 2. and from 6 to 7 Vlock P. M CA. GRAY, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. ' KxHmimitg e-urKi-on for Pensiom, n. No. ', Elliot Street, BraUle bora. Vt ET1 J. SWIFT, M. D Physician and SJ Surgeon. oilice and Residence 1st door earn Uuureatiouai Churuh. Maiu-at., Wil mingon, Vt. Olnce and POST. Tnt4. All oneiations Lune in Uie bet manner and warranted. ud ResidBtiee iuuetion HJtrh and Un-en Streets, Brattleboro, Vt. WM. L. BEMIS, House and Sign Painter, "iimmeiuat Painiing, coiug,Graituiig, Kalsominn, Paper Hanging, etc la Green Street, Brattleboro. Vt. GLEN HOUSE, West. Brattleboro, Vt. S. W JO.NJS.tJ. 1'KOPKU.T.ilt. AbfCoach to and from every train. IW. HOLDtN, Attorney and (,'oun J 8iju-at-La., a 1nhi;bance Aoent. OBice at residenof, So ith Londonderry, Vt fHASW.DRjaw, M. I) anu ourt-eoxi llhDr. Hollou, cmr Physician a ite-siUence r Vlid and Wal nutsts. - JW. KEYtS, D. M. D., (formerjv 347 , ColuiiiUus AVtt , lio-.ijnj - Diseases and Surgery ol the mouth a specialty." Dental Office over Bank, Bellows Falls, Vt. JAVENPORT c EDDY. Law and Collection Office, BRAT'J LEbORO, VT. Special attention given to the trial of cftues in ail the Court in Vermont State and Federal. Foreign and Domestic colli-ftioiiK promptly at tended to, and money uniformly remitted the day following its collection. CHAS. N. DaVKNPORT. J.G. Edov. esuraooe in horh Stock and Mutual Fire Insurance may be obtained at LOWEST riTXZS and in the best and most reliable companies, at orllce of mmnm v mm, STARR k ESTEY'S SEW BANK BLOCK, Cor Malu and Elliot 8ts., BRATTLEBORO, VT. 28tf J UMBER. 1 ' ihe subsc??er8; have 'constantly on( iiand all kinds of Buiuw-g Timber and Finishing Lumber. CLAPBOARDS, SHINGLES, LATH, ' KAVESPOUTS, LADDERS, FENCE PICKETS, and In fact everything usually kept in a first class lumber yard, Office and yard on Flat Street, Brattleboro, Vt. 5 I. K. AM,fV & CO. Brattleboro Ohuroh Directory First Baptist Main Btreet. Rer. George B. Gow, Pastor. Sunday services at 10:80 a m, 7:80 p m; Sunday School, 11:50 a m. Missionary Concert, llrst Sunday evening in each month ; Prayer meetings en the other Sunday evenings, Monday evening, young people's prayer meeting, Friday evening, prayer meeting, 7:40. Seats free. IUviit Huimivuxun U a utiut lluv U U flavin Pastor. Sunday services at I.:30 and 6:80 p. m. -Sunday School at 2:80 pm. Wednesday evening , Centre Conoreoational Main street. Rev. George E. Martin. Sunday services, 10:30 am. 7:30 Dm: SundavSchool. 12:00m. Mission ary and Sunday School concerts take the place of the evening service on the first and second Sundays of the month, respectively . Young peo ple's meeting Tuesday evening, at 7:45; prayer meeting, J-rmay evening at :io. Congregational West Brattleboro. Rev 0 H Merrill, PaBtor. Sunday service Sermon in lie morning at 10:;w, Prayer meeting every Bunaay evening, ounaay ncnooi iouows morn-iiiH- Kervlce. Praver meeting Tuesdav eveniiiBs. fnfiriunH hvtftflchArR' mpptllllf. Ynoilty Pannlo'n meet! ng Thursday evenings. .episcopal main sireec. Kev w a uoiuns, nector Sunday services Morning prayer ana sermon 10:30 a m; Evening prayer, 7:00 p m; Sunday school, 12:00 m. Holy days, fi:00 p m. Holy uimmunimi, urst Duituuy in iun uiuiita una on all great festivals. The children of the parish are catechised on the first Sunday in .every nioiiiii hi a v in. Misthodiht Ki-incorAL Meetings in Lower Town Han. Kev D E Miner, raster. I'rcacning fsun- day at 10:30 a m ; Sunday school, 12 m; prayer meeting in the evening. Sundayschool concert, lourm tsunaay or every mourn, uiftss meeting, Tuesday evening; prayer meeting, Friday even iner. Seats free Pastor's residence. 48 High St. Roman Catholic Walnut street. Rev Henry Lane, Pastor. Sunday services Hign mass, 10:30 a m : vespers ana Mcneuicuon, r.w p m Unitarian Freb Church Main street. Rev. J. B. Green, rastor. Services hunnay forenoon at 10:30 ; Sunday school and Bible Class after the morning service, beats iree. Univkrsalist Church Canal street. Pastor, Rev E. W. Whitney, residence 14 Main street. Her vices every Sunday at 10:30 a m. Sunday Schoo at 12 m. Sunday Evening Lectures from Dee 1st to April 1st. Sunday Evening Prayer Meet ingfrom Sept. 1st to Dec 1st. Prayer Meetin in the church vestry every Friday evening a 7:30 o'clock. Leiaud & Gray Seminary, TOWlNSIIlU, VT. FALL TERM begins Wednesday, Aiiff. 25fH. Four experiein-ed and successful attistttn'8. Ample opportunities for the beBt in struction to thfe titling for tt'tu-hing, college, or busincKs. -Expenes lw. Engage rooms early by visit or letter, and ''uesday. bull par ticulars by addressing 1V45 U. (3. BOYNTON. Prinoinal. BUSINESS STAND Desiring to go West, I should like to dispose oi all my property in Wardsboro, including the well known "Plimpton Store," and a good 4-horne iiriKin. ikhui. uie i(re i lxm in aimenfion and is the bent and most convenient out of Brt- ueooro. mce, tfuo. Address, E, A. PLIMPTON, Wardsboro. Vt CLOTHING ! Pratt. Wright & Co. OFFER AT THE LOWEST PRICES FOR CASH A LARGE STOCK OF Heavy Goods in Over- Coats, Ulsters, Ulster- etts, Frock and back Suits, Vests, Pants, Overalls, Jackets, Hea vy Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Ties, Collars, Cuffs, Handkerchiefs, The Celebrated Eigh- mie Shirt, Fancy and Woolen Shirts, Trunks and Bags. Also a fine jstock of Woolens for custom clothing, at bot tom prices. I . Pratt, Wright & Co. The Soldier's Widow. A Giimpse Into the Future. BY ZACH HICKORY. "Ah, woman I Tell mi why you beg Your bread upotrthe street ? Tou have an honest heart, noble face As one would wish to meet. You have a husband I suppose Why don't he work for you ? 'Til hard to see a woman beg An honest woman, too," "My husband would not let me beg, Kind sir, if he were here : For once I had a happy home, With ev'rything to cheer. Ah ; when I look back on the past My heart it seems to chill : My ausbaud was a soldier, sir. And died on Malvern Hill." "A soldier's widow I Is that so 1 And begging for your bread ? Bis widow starving in the land For which he fought and bled I Where is your pension? Don't that help To keep the wolf away? They gave a pension to the wives Of men killed in the fray." "I have no pension, sir, at all ; Although my husband's name Was on the Roll of Honor, sir, And covered with bright fame. I never had a pension, sir : Be not surprised at that My husband was a soldier, but He was a Democrat. "I have an education, sir ; To Washington I (led, A nd asked for a position, sir, To earn my daily bread. -Your husband waa a Democrat ; A brave man, yes; I know. We have no place,' the chief clerk said So home I bad to go. "A soldier's widow ; God help her I For her no peraon tares, Our country needs its money now For pauper millionaires. They've pensioned Grant ; he Is not poor. But what sir, matters that ! They'll pension almost ev'ryone Except a Democrat. "Thank you, rIt, for your kindly aid ; God bless you for it. too ; Itshows you have an honest heart, Aud good deeds love to do, But I'm old and soon I'll Dud A home among the bleu, With Him who loves a Democrat As well as all the rest." Prom the N,w York Star, Jan. mh, 1881. TEE BLACK ROBS. BY WII.KIK OOI.r.INS. Author of "The Woman in White," "Tne Moonstone" "No Name" "Man and Wife," "The New Magdalen," Etc. UNHEARD OF PRICES IN JACKSONVILLE. AT THE GENERAL STOKE OP This thrilling Novel began in No. is of the Rrpokmek. Hack numbers can be obtained at the publication otnee, of newsmen and nuthorizi'd agent). Hack numbers from the beginning of the story will also be furnished free to mw subscribers for 'tWl. PRINTS, JLigrht and Dark tic a yard The best bargains in Cotton Cloth we ever sold. at 8 1 -2c. .lob lot BUTTONS (100 doz.) usually sold for c to 40c, we sell for 11c per dozen. Good Felt Skirts only 40c. We have an elegant line of Silk Hdkfs. at from 19c to f 1.25. Gent's Underwear 24c each. We grind at low prices. w. F. RIOHAItUSON Pays Cash f. r Hicks. Calf Pinna, and Sheep Pelts. BmttlM.nrn. Vt ip, i7. D. GUNN & CO.- ISK t I rt.F.iUHCO, VT., Wiolnule n,l Ri-t j.i D,-ai(,rs in m-H, SALT i PlfKLED FISR, LOBSTERS. UVsTEI'.S. CLAM. CKTOvKUa, VANKKU wmtH, ORAK'iKKR, LEMUX-, AV. Elllo!, Bvur .Haiti St SnilS D TEING ! NTEAM CLEANHIJifl ! DmnnoMlx. Miawls Sai-qno., Fet!iira. etc.., ilyi-il a .wnety ot oolori. Mwi'k lothinir dyed or steam Cteanwd id pi-pused, withuut niiping or crock ing. Direct boaules 10 BEAT1 1.KBOItU DYE WOHES. u N. . flALE, Promletor. aTl. childs, WILMINGTON, VT. I'KH.F.R IN Groceries, Yankee Notions Tobaee 4 CiiHct;i,rry. Eddy's Tonic Beer! liHHisn NOBBIEST PAPETEIlinS, Stationery Goods, At C. CLARKE SONS' A few men that can come well re commended to peodie Tin Ware and House Furn ishing Coods. DICKINSON & CO., "m2J NT.1V H.tVF.'V, CO. NO HARNESS. NO SPRINGS. NO RUBBER. ANEWSUSPtNDER,' THE Xfla Ra Sa XjV. gtraln when itoopitia than when itandina Bm ouei Xijr onet and you will wear do other. For aale bj T. A. 111 int.1T, bole Aielll. CLOTHING -AND (JEMS FlittlSHIMS, !m24 BRATTLEBORO. VT. Pure Coffees npvrt nfrtrt (I Wo are acVnowIcde XCO.O, ICCtS if ed Iheprincipal Tta utilise oi tnis vicioiiy. we sen no cneap icaa. People come from lu miles around ex preaaly to ouy our waa. wmcn we warrant pure. We nave a full line ot DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, BOOTS SHOES. DRUGS A MEDICINES, Also the Five-Drawer 'New Home' & 'New Weed' sew ing Machines, with all at tachments, at S30.00 ! aCall aud see us and be tathfied. STICKNEY & HUNT. Javktrunville, Vt. P. 8. We want tn exchnrgc k-hmIs for 100 doit. Men's licme-Kiilt Soi-k. 8 CIEXCE vs. KPILEKSY! DOCTOR AGAINST Ql'Af K ! ! A Lending London I'tiyBiciau Etatli"ht-R an Office m New YurK for the (jure ot Epileptic Fiu. VYom Am. Joarnal of Medicine. Pr. Ab. Mesrole (late of Ion-lon). whumakfsa r-pcciaUy of Eptlf-psy, has wilinmt douut treated and nurd mire cat;n thn any otIht l.ving fhvsi- ciuq, liigmiccfss nas aimpiy iH-fn HHsn ng ; we have hcurtl of cmms of evtr a yeari' s'timlmg succe-ssfully cured by hiin. He hs ptibitshi'd a valu.ihie work on this ili-wane, which he tnd with a 'nig? bfrttie of hi wonderful cure frto anr siitTerr?r who mav sen! th-.r expren and p.u l"tre-s. We adviye'attvone wishing a cure to vl-ln-i Dr. A B. MfcKKOLt, No. W John M., New York. JJ M. P. ACADEMY, SOUTH WOODSTOCK, VT. Three full cour-es of nrndr English. Hrrlnliflr and t 'as iral. ---tutt-tit-s filtf-i fnr Bniii-n, Teaching, and Cotkve. Advantaeea fir-tt-rlaw. B Mird per werk, including (uat, ligtt and wa-hing. iiwtd fwiMM for irclf-board. Spring term Invinning W ednt-slay. Fehruaij 23, For Catalogue or informattun, twldie. Sw'- N. P. WMn. S M., prr-r-rni. Q777 SALARY AND EXPENSES Vl I I to tfcnu (mi fit FREE. Alrewi P O. Vh hfiKV, AuguMa, Maine. iUw.t PJJJatfret. Addraarra A Co.. Ammt, K4WJS A Bargain fr Farmers. ITiJil S.LK. uit tteuonnt of nld apn A ioor health j aii'l tin iu lp.l oiler for s.iie the Intin known hp li ie lif'-i .lonai nan 1 1 trrHia jurni. i" (sintHiita V2A Hiin-s of l.ntii. iilca-'rtiiUy aim;itc:l the North part ol Mario'To, M'jvt it limes tmtn the ruilruA'l on a too I loa l l-i-lutr Iruiu M:irilmroio Dover Cenireof K;i.-tt Dover or iliiiiHVille, n top lowt-r Inner road. Satd fiirm i wry level and the or mental put f can lie iihwi d with a mow ing machine. On the farm are three forty toot Kirnn, one of them nearly new, and the others in good repair. Alm two barn hed, and a rood UwellmK ha aud out huiUimtCH. 'Ihirtfaiin is well ttiueeu wun ran iei'.-H ui:u m-oiic nan. aiw a lartr..' stiirar orchard of iio-.x) treep. A pasture tncn will Hiinporr xii eowa. fliwm iare a i im orchard i-f liM treex, ami all kind) of fl tin usual ly found oi a tlrst class farm, an 1 never fi.iiiij)j rnnnuitr water at nonie ami rn. ,-im iar-u there are ifou loads of manure I hat can le uaed this (pnnc. The wcoud piece of property is the best pa!tire in Marlintro, coutaimna; 1;'5 arren. Alm another paatureof e acrH, ail fenced with atone wall. AIm a ffmiU W(Hd lot wttlttn 1-1 mile of the home farm, mt: latum? 4 acre. Also another wood lot lyimr wittim i-simieof Mrlin remre, cmtai' 111 jt lU. acres A1m auotner wooiJ lot lying wit'nn 2 1-i mileti of the viliave of WiIhaniMViiie, Jouihiu iiijr nacres Al-o a w mill wittun 1-1 mile of the home farm. The home farm wtil cut from m to 4(ilma of ood hy. All the above property U for sale at very low prices, as 1 aui bound to seU out. Will b wild at public Auction, Sept. 1, if not previousiv di)poed of. For luiih.r pnicnlam h-qn(r of rilAKI F H KUK. ou the preinue, or ot L. C, UA1 fc, Marl boro. Vt aurt HOUSE FOR SALE. IH4VK A Gfton TWO HtORY Htl'T-G IN BmHielMtro Villatr convenient ftr one or two untmieitt winch i will net; very cheap: or wiil ext-hHt.ge it toranmali Farm tliat i well aai-ipiil to pat-tunn. I. I. THAYKR. Brattkdjdrn, Feb. 1, 1H81. u j. 31 ALT BITTEHS, UNFERMENTED MAI.T. HOPS, CALISAYA AND IKO.N. No mfHlirtDe it f.r the BlnM. Rr.m. Nrrri an-t LtiUK'v New lir ftr fHiu-u,4lk ea.keil i. dies ileb-liif and di-.t;rttiii. Kitive ure lir Lier. Kldi,-y and I riuarr dituouUiM. v,m n.n and rtrntn for Delir-iite Fein.Ies a!td in init Mother Purest and tvt medicine, caiied "B,;trr." gold eTerywhere. MALT BiTTERa COMPACT, Vw Buatun, Maai CHAPTER m. (OONTIXUED). Lady Loring's carriage waa waiting at the entrance of the street, with all the children in the neighborhood assembled to admire it. She impulsively forestall ed the servant in opening the carriage door. "Come in," she cried. "Oh, Stella, you don't know how you have frightened me I Good heavens, you look fright ened yourself I From what wretches have I rescued you 1 Take my smelling-bottle and tell me all about it." The fresh air and the reassuring pres ence of her old friend revived Stella. She was able to describe her interview with the General's family, and to an swer the inevitable inquiries which the narrative called forth. Lady Loring's last question was Hm most important of the series : l 'What areryou gang to do tuiouf Kd- mayne?" I , I am going to wyite to him the mo ment we get home." ' The answer seemed to alarm Lady Loring. " Tou won't betray f" she said. " What do you mean 1" "You won't let Eomayne discover that I have told you about the duel ?" "Certainly not. You shall see my letter before I send it to be forwarded." Tranquillized so far, Lady Loring be thought herself next of Major Hynd. "Can we tell him what you have done?" her ladyship asked. " Of course we can tell him," Stella replied. " I shall conceal nothing from Lord Loring; and I shall beg your good husband to write to the major. He need only say that I have made the necessary inquiries, after being informed of the circumstances by yon, and that I have communicated the 'favorable result to Mr. Eomayne." "It's easy enough to write the letter, my dear. But it's not so easy to say what Major Hynd may think of you, "Does it matter fo me what Major Hynd thinks?" Lady Loring looked at Stella with a malicious smile. " Are you equally in different," she said, "to what Eomayne's opinion of your conduct may be?" Stella's color rose. " Try to be serious, Adelaide, when yon speak to me of Eomayne," she answered, gravely. " His good c pinion of me is the breath of my life." An hour later the all important letter to Eomayne was written. Stella scru pulously informed him of all that had happened with two necessary omis sions. In tne first place nothing was aaid of the widow's reference to her aon's death, and of the effect produced by it on his younger brother. The boy was simply described as being of weak intellect, and as reqniring to bo kept under competent control. In the second place Eomayne was left to infer that ordinary motives of benevolence were the only motives, on his part, known to Miss Evrecourt. The letter ended in these lines: " If I have taken an undue liberty in venturing, unasked, to appear as your representative, I can only plead that I meant well. It seemed to me to be hard on these poor people, and not just to you in your absence to interpose any needless delays in carrying out those kind intentions of yours, which had, no donbt, been properly considered before hand. In forming your opinion of my conduct, pray remember that I have been careful not to compromise yon in any way. Tou are known only to Madam Marillao as compassionate person who offers to help her, and who wishes to give that help anonymously. If, notwithstanding thif, yon disapprove of what I hare done, I must not conceal that it will grieve and humiliate me I have been so eager to be of use to you, when others appeared to hesitate. I must find mv consolation in remember ing that I hare become acquainted with one ot the rweeteat and noblest of women, and that I have helped to pre serve her afflicted son from dangers in the future which I cannot presume to estimate. Too will complete what I have only bearun. Be forbearing and in this matter and I shall gratefully remember the d' when I took it on mveelf to be Mr.Komajne's almoner, Ladv Loring read these concluding sentences twice ifar. ." I think the trad of your letter will have its effect on Jjiio,'' she said. " If it brings me a kind letter in re ply," Stolla answered, ' it will have all the effeot I hope for." "If it does anything, Lady Loring rejoined, ' it will do more than that." " What moire cot it do ?" " My dear, it enn bring him back to vou. t xnese nopeiut wems seemed ratlierto startle Stella than tr annnnron-A hnr. Bring him bacj to me ?" she repeat ed. " Oh, Adelaide, I wish I could think as you do !" " Send the letter to the post," said Lady Loring, " and we shall see." CHAPTER TOO.--KJa TIKNWEIilS con- Arthur Venrme. la FaiHwr IlenwelL "XiEVEREND AND JJSAB t ATHEB When I last had the honor of seeing you I re ceived your instructions to report, by letter, the result of my conversations on religion with Mr, Eomayne. " As events have turned out it is needless tooooupy your time by dwell ing at any length on this subject, in writing. Mr. Eomayne has been strong ly impressed by t ie excellent books which I have introduced to his notice, Ho raises certain objections which I have done niy be t to meet; and be promises to consider my arguments with his closest attention in the time to come, am happier in (he hope of restoring his mental tranquillity in other and worthier words, of effecting his conver sionthan l can toll yon in any woias of mine. I respect and admire, I may almost say I love, Mr. Eomayne. The details wiiich are wanting in this brief report of progress, I shall have the privilege of personally relating to you. Mr. Kmruwne no longer desires to conceal himself from his friends. He received a letter ihis morning which has changed all his plans, and has decided him on immediately returning to London. I am not acquainted with the contents of th letter, or with the name of the writef, but I am pleased, for Mr. EoinayneVsake, to see that the reading of it has made him happy. " By to morrow evening I hope to present niy respects to you." Mr. Biti alee, to Fn'her BenweU. Sib The im uiries which I have instituted, at your request, have proved successful in one respect. "lamina position to tell you that events in Mr. Winterfleld's life have unquestionably connected him with the young lady named Miss Stella Eyre court, j' - plates, loaded with nothing but sand wiohes. All varieties of opinion were consulted. People of ordinary tastes, who liked to know what they were eat ing, could ohoose conventional beef or ham, incased in thin slices of bread of a delioate flavor quite new to them. Other persons, less easily pleased, were tempted by sandwiches of pate de foie gras, and by exquisite combinations of chicken and truffles, reduoed to a oreamy pulp Thich hung to the bread like butter. Foreigners, making experi ments, and not averse to garlic, discov ered the finest sausages of Germany and Italy transformed into English sand wiches. Anchovies arid sardines appeared in the same unexpected way to men who desire to create an artificial thirst after having first ascer tained that the champagne was something to be fondly remem bered and regretted, at other parties, to the end of the season. The hospitable profusion of the refreshments was all-pervading and Inexhaustible. Wherever the gueste might be, or how ever they were amusing themselves, there were the pretty little white plates perpetually tempting them. People eat as they had never eat before, and the inveterate English prejudice against anything new was conquered at last. Universal opinion declared the picnio dance to be an admirable idea, perfectly earned out. Many of the guests paid their hostess the compliment of arriving at the early hour mentioned in the invitations. One of them was Major Hynd. Lady Loring took her first opportunity of speaking to him apart. " I hear you were a little angry," she said, " when you were told that Miss Eyrecourt had token your inquiries out of your hands." I thought it rather a bold proceed ing, Lady Loring, the major replied. ' But as the General's widow turned out to be a liuly, in the best sense of the word, Miss Ey i ecourt's romantic adven ture has justified itself. I wouldn't re commend her to run the same risk a second time." " I suppose you know what Eomayne thinks of it ?' Not yet. I have been too busy to call on him since I have been in town. Pardon me, Lady Loring, who is that beautiful creature in the pale yellow dress ? Surely, I have seen her some where before ?" " That beautiful creature, major, is the bold young lady of whose condtiot you don't approve." Mi s Eyrecourt? Yes." I retract everything I said !" cried the major, quite shamelessly. " Such woman as that may do anything. She looking this way. Pray introduce me. The major was introduced, and Lady TliA (.fn ilii.n' mrsittnufianAR- Tinvr- fcrw. r-tn- .J HtW Jut";? "Br B"i- - T"g J!UrPalt ot fhspersonA thi!c we have met before, Majo rVhom I employ tftore must 'have been serious reasons, ip; this case, for keeping tacts secret aud witnesses out of the way. . I mention this not to discourage you, but to prepare you for delays that may occur on our way to discovery. " Be pleased to preserve your confi dence in me, and give me time and I answer for the result." THE END OF THE FIRST BOOK. kind to me if I have innocently offended BOOK THE SECOND. CHAPTER I THE PICNIC DANCE. A fine spring, after a winter of un usual severity, promised well for the prospects of the London "ason. Among the social enta inments of the time general curiosity was excited in the little sphere, which absurdly describes itself under the big name of society, by the announcement of a party to be given by Lady Loring, bearing the quaint title of a picnic dance. The invitations were issued at an unusually early hour, and it was un derstood that nothing so solid and so commonplace as the customary supper was to be offered to the guests. In a word, Lady Lor ing's ball was designed as a bold protest against late hours and heavy midnight meals. The younger people were all in favor ,:f the proposed reform. Their elders declined to give an opinion beforehand. In the small inner circle of Lady Loi ing's most intimate friends it was whispered that an innovation in the matter of refresh men ts was contemplated which would put the tolerant principles of the guests to a severe test. Miss Notman, the housekeeper, politely threatening retirement on a small annuity, since the memorable affair of the oyster omelette, decided on carrying out her design when she heard that there was to be no supper. " My at tachment to the family can bear a great deal," - she said. " But when Lady Trinp '"'"dfr-ty yj- yball, with out a supper, I mast hide my head somewhere and it had better be out of the house!" Taking Miss Notman as representative of a class, the reception of the coming experiment looked, to say the least of it, doubtful. On the appointed evening the guests made one agreeable discovery when they entered the reception rooms they were perfectly free to amuse themselves as tbev liked. The drawing-rooms were given up to dancing, the picture gallery was devoted to chamber music Chess-players and rard-phtyprs found remote and quiet rooms especially prepared for them. People who cared for nothing but talk ing were accommodated to perfection in s sphere of their own. And lovers (in earnest or not in earneot) discovered, in a dimly-lit conm rvatory with many recessex, that ideal of discreet retire ment which combines solitude and so ciety under one roof. But the or.lerintr of the refreshments failed, as hail been foreseen to share in !ie approval conferred on the arrange r ent of the rooms. The first irnpres- non was unfavorable. Ladv xxnng. Lowever, knew enough of human nature to leave results to two potent allies c-xerieiire and time. Excepting the conservatory, the attonished guests r nld go nowhere wiihont difcovering table prettily , decorated with flowers, and bearing i t i. i ; , . i . t. : . . i Hynd," said Stella. Her voice supplied the missing link in the major's memory of events. Ee membtring how Bhe had looked at Eo mayne on the deck of the steamboat, he began dimly to understand Miss Eyre court's otherwise incomprehensible anxiety to be of use to the General's family "It was ou the passage from Bou logne to Folkestone, and my friend was with me. You and he have no doubt met since that time f" He put the question as a mere formality. The un expressed thought in him was : " An other of them in love with Eomayne ; and nothing, as usual, likely to come of it." " I hope you have forgiven me for froinfr to ('amp's Hill in your place," said Stella. "I on ht to be grateful to you," the major rejoined. " No time has been lost in relieving these poor people, and your powers of pursnasion have suc ceeded where mine might have failed. Has Eomayne been to see them himself since his return to Loudon ? " No. He desires to remain unknown, and he is kindly content, for the pres ent, to be represented by me." " For the present ?" Major Hynd repeated. A faint flush passed over her delicate complexion. "I have succeeded, she resumed, " in inducing Madam Maril lao to accept 'he help, offered through me, to her son. The poor creature is safe, nnder kind superintendence, in a private asylum. So far, I can do no more. " Will the mother accept nothing?" " Nothing, either for herself or her daughter, so long as they can work caunot Ml you how patiently and beautifully she speaks of her hard lot, But her health may give way- -end it is poRsiWe, before long, that I may leave London." She paused; the flush deep ened on her face. " The failure of the mother' health my kppn . in my absence," she continued, "and Mr. Eomayne will ask you to look after the f.u.'ly, from time to time, while I am away. " I will do it with pleasure, Miss Eyrecourt. Is Eomayne likely to be here to-night?" She smiled brightly and looked away. The major's curiosity was excited - he looled in the same direction. There was Eomayne, entering the room, to answer for himself. What was the attraction which drew the unsocial student to an evening party? Major Hynd's eyes were on the watch. When Eomayne and Stella shook hands the attraction stood aelf revealed to him in Miss Eyrecourt. Recalling the momentary confusion which she had betrayed when she spoke of possibly leaving London, and of Eomayne's plans for supplying her place as his almoner, the major, with mi itary impatience of delays, jnmped to conclusion. "I was wrong," he thought, "my impenetrable friend is touched in the right place at last. When the splendid creature in yellow leaves London, the mime on her luggage will be Mrs. Bomayne." i Yon are looking -lite another man. Romavne!" be airjee wa mat last.' Stella moved gently away, leaving them to talk freely. Eomayne took no advantage of the oiroumstance to admit his old friend to his confidence. What ever relations might really exist between Miss Eyrecourt and himself were evi dently kept secret thus far. "My health has been a little better lately,1 was the only reply he made. The major dropped his voice to a whisper, " Have you not had any return " he began. Bomayne stopped him there, "I don't want my infirmities made publio," he whispered back irritably, "Look at the people all round ust When . I tell you I have been better lately, you ought to know what it means." " Any discoverable reason for the im provement?" persisted the major, still bent on getting evidenoe in support of his own private conclusions. u "None!" Eomayne answered, sharply, '. But Major Hynd was not to be dis couraged by sharp replies. "Miss Eyrecourt and I have been recalling our first meeting on board the steamboat," he went on. "Do you remember how indifferent you were to that beautiful person when I asked yon if you knew her? I'm glad to see that you show better taste to-night. I wish I knew her well enough to shake hands as yon did " " Hynd ! When a young man talks nonsense his youth is his excuse. At your tima of life you have passed the excusable age even in the estimation of your friends." With those words Eomayne turned away. The incorrigible major instantly met the reproof inflicted on him with a smart answer. " Eemember," he said, " that I was the first of your friends to wish you happi ness." He, too, turned away in the direction of the champagne and sand wiches. "Meanwhile Stella had discovered Penrose, lost in the brilliant assem blage of guests, standing alone in a corner. It was enough for her that Eomayne's secretary was also Eomayne's friend. Passing by titled aud celebrated personagej, all anxious to speak to her, she joined the shy, nervous, sad-looking little man, and did all she could to set him at his ease. " I am afraid, Mr. Penrose, this is not a very attractive scene to you. Having said those kind words, she paused. Penrose was looking at her confusedly, but with an expression of interest which was new to her experience of him. " Has Romayne told him?" she wondered inwardly. "It is a very beautiful scene, Miss Eyrecourt," he said, in his low, quiet tones. " Did you come here with Mr. Eo mayne?" she asked. " Yes. It was by hla advice that I accepted the invitation with which Lady Loring has honored me. lam sadly out of place in such an assembly as this, but I would make far greater sacrifices to please Mr. Eomayne." She smiled kindly. Attachment so artlessly devoted to the man she loved pleased and touched her. In her anx iety to discover a subject which might interest him she overcame her antipathy to the Bp;ritual director of the house hold. " Is Father BenweU coming to us to night?" she inquired. " He will certainly be here, Miss Eyrecourt, if he can get back to Lon don in timo." The Cylng Child. Softly spake the young child softly, Very wiflly did It apeak, For Its nttl pulse was feeble, ' And itw little limb, were weak;- II waa luoltiuir Into Heaven, With it. eyes ho oatra and meek. Softly Kpake the young child softly, Very calmly, aoft, and low; For It felt the winds of Heaven O'er Ha little forehead Slow; Anil it heard, though very faintly Heard, the shining rlver'a flow. Softly spake the young ohlld, softly, For it heard an angel'a wing I'art the quiet of the atilllieaa Heard the angel Hweeily sing : Down the spaces of the Heaven Came the .olemu echoing. Softly apake the young ohlld, softly, For It saw a vision bright Of the dear and loved good Shepherd. With his lumbs so fair and white, As he led them by 'still wiitera,' Crowned with crowns of holy light. Softly spake the young child, softly, For the earth waa dark with storm, And It longed to rest In Heaven -III God's love so large and warm, ' Where the good and holy angels . Keep the little ones from harm. Softly spake, the yonng child, softly, For It felt the shadowlnes Of the olorles of the Godhead , And It saw the eternal things Heard the singings in the Heaven Hoard the beat of angel wings. -: Softly spake the young ohlld, aaltiy,' Like a statue, calm it lay, While tse .unset from life's mnnntain In death's valley dropped away, And Its pure, pure soul was fluttering, Like a wet bird in the spray. Softly spake the young child, softly, As the founds of music rolled Frimi a bnnd of angel-harpers. As they -mote their harps of gold, While its minting soul sprang heavenward, In its robes of whiteness stoled. Hoflly spnke the young child, softly, "I esn see that blessed Christ, I can see hln in the distance In the dim and shrouded mist, I can see the good Lord Jesus, AS I ant by angels kissed I" Softly spskethe young child, softly, Like an imitel, calm and fair; And the lljrht of tlod's great beauty Fell upon its golden hair, As It gnineil the holy dwelling Where the sinless angels are. In Royal Lire. The Emperor and Empress of Ger many see each other as little as possible. It is Somewhat curious how few mon- archs do get on with their wives and the wives with the husbands, for they sel dom adore each other. The Empress of Austria is seldom seen in society, and when out riding or driving carries a fan before her face, even when returning the gieetings of her royal admirers. She seldom attends the theater or opera, but when the circus comes to town is then seen in her box every night. She knows only one passion, and that is her love of horses and equestrianship. She has her own especial riding establish ment, and here she reigns supreme. She will dri ve a tandem team before her at a relentless pace around the ring, bavng fresh relays of horses every few min utes. She hss a place fitted up in the stable of her favorite charRer where she can sleep if she feels so disposed, and where she frequently dictates tier letters to her private secretary, while her fa vorite horse looks'over from his stall and is patted fondly by bis imperial mistress. ' "Has he bee j long away?" "Nearly a week." Not knowing what else to say, she still paid Penrose the compliment of feigning an interest in Father Benwell. " Has he a long journey to make in returning to London?" she asked. "Yes all the way from Devonshire." "From South Devonshire?" " No. North Devonshire Clovelly.' The smile suddenly left her facs. She proceeded composedly, but without quite concealing the effort that it cost her, or the anxiety with which she waited for the reply, to her next ques tion. " I know something of the neighbor hood of Clovelly," she said. "I wonder whether Father Benwell is visiticg any friends of mine there?" " I am not able to say, Miss Eyre court. The reverend father's letters are forwarded to the hotel I know no moro than that." With a gentle inclination cf her head she turned toward the other guests, looked back, and, with a last little cour teous attention offered to him, said: " If you like mnsic, Mr. Penrose, I advise you to go to the picture-gallery. They are going to play a quartet by Mozart." Penrose thanked her, noticing that her voice and manner had become strangely anbdued. She made her way back to the room in which the hostess received her guests. Lady Loring was for the moment alone, resting on a sofa, Stella stooped over her, and spoke in cautiously-lowered tones: "If Father Benwell comes here to night," she said, "try to find out what he has been doing at Clovelly." "Clovelly?" Lady Loring repeated. " Is that the village near Winterfleld's house?" Yes.'- To be eontinred. The Philadelphia Herald announoes that the fashionable bonnet will be com- nosed of fifteen cents' worm cf bonnet. and fifty dollars' worth of trimmings. Afier all the evidence waa in. a Gal veston jndge asked the accused, who was charged with s ealing a watch, if be had antiliine more tooffer. ! did have an old silver watch to offer you judge. bat my lawyer borrowed it and nen t brought it back yet-" Galveston Newt. Sav. bov av . exclaimed a hot-look- in r man with a valise. "what w the qnick- r.t wav to get to the carsf Run" yelled the hoy. and toe not-looting man was pleawd witn toe information that U be conll nava got nearenoogn ioidc o-'j be would have givea him something. Something tt he would have re membered. Rockland Courier. Pea aive slant W-II. I should ream mark. Modem Argo We are inklined Tub Fuel of the Future. An ex perimental exhibition of the production ol a new fuel from the combination of petroleum and steam was given in New York recently. The invention promises raanlta of importance. To produce oom- bnntlon nothinoc snore is neoessarv than. by means of au atomizer, to (mite dry steam and crude petroleum, only a com mon inch pipe being used lor tne pnr Dose. oue for steam, the other for oil, with cocks to regulate the flow. The junction is made witn six inches ot a perforated nricK retort, wuicu me nozzie enters, and instantly on a match being DDlied the whole interior ot the furnace (an ordinary everberatory smelting fur- acei beoomes intensely neated, so tnucn so that all the exposed surfaces may be easily fused. If applied to a steam boil er, on a locomotive or on shipboard, it is buly necessary to place the retorts, made of fire clay, on the grate bars, thus protecting the boiler plates from injury. It is claimed that the locomotive can be i un from New York to Philadelphia for $1, instead of an expense of some $25 as at present with coal. More than this, the fuel creates no gas, smoke, ashes or oin-dera. Gossip. Miss Lizzio Ssreent. a daughter of Senator Sargent, who steadily pursued ber medical studies in Washington while her father occupied a seat in the Senate, has been admitted to the practice of medicine in ban rnincisco. A certificate of the death of Mrs. Sal ly Hunter, aged 115, has been received at the health office, Washington. Mrs. Hunter was born in Westmoreland coun ty, Virgina, in 1766, and belonged to the Witshineton estate, being one ot tne servants manumitted by the General's will. She lived In that county nntil the war, when she and her children removed to Wastnuton. where she has sinoo resid ed. This is supposed to be the last of the servants ot Ueorge wasmngton A French expedition is to be sent into Central Alrica. hy way oi oencgamoia, consisting of 250 troops, engineers, and a carefully selcted medioal and topo graphical staff. It is proposed to steam up the Senegal river as far as Medina, and thence cross the country toward the bead waters of the Niger. The trade of that populous section is comparatively heavy, and toe French seek to divert it into the Senegal river and to St. Louis by way of eieiiina. Senator-elect Mahone of Virginia was the moat insubordinate of officers in the confederate army. Gon. Lee was sorely tried by bis frequent breaches of the comonom rules of military discipline and eiiniio-to. But the men at his di vision loved him. No mattes bow bad the rest of the arniv fared, somehow Ma- bone's men always bad enough and of (ha best. They bad an abiding laitn in him, and "Little Billy V vagaries were put, down as only the eccentricities oi gen i as. Tm Oi'eeh or m lobbt. ine queen of the lobby this winter is a faci nating little brunette from the sunny South th widow of a Confederate col onel who fell before Richmond. She has been broad and knows lha most cel ebrated men of France, England and thi country, although her circle of fe male acquaintance is evidently circum cised. The charm of her conversation is irresistible, especially to gentlemen hnan hair ia thinon top of their heads. There is a sweet subdued gsyety ia her speech, accent and geotureiwnicn maKea a listener happy, find there is a vivacity about ber conversation which it especial ly attractive. She alwyaa dresses in black in which magnificence of apparel can be allied with purity of taste. In the day time a long-skirted Ulster Daa a mo-t decorous look, and at night, in ber Dleasant room she always wears a black satin areas, wnu a scan ot r.o i. i which learns a diamond cross whic. might have been the ransom of the R tan. ucti anaiudiea grace ana gance saceests swee-t Annie Page, ber bright faca one glance might tr picture of the brain." and if aba not render great aid to those who retained ber service to aid scheme I am mistakes. More tbaa ' ;T11 Eemember." "I'll remember "It floats In my memory, Like the golden notes of yesterday j Like the songs ot the spheres that wing from the sky, And ausircle the world with harmony. I11 remember" It weaves O'er my rough path rich bowers, Thy love for the (lowers, It charmstha welkin, though writhing with storms Into Heavau-borne clouds, lit by rainbow forma. gay Uumbutdt. Hash. An old witness was askei in an in sulting tone by an attorney if hif mem ory was good. "Yes," was the roply "on some points it is extremely accu rate, but on others, I mast confess that it is defective." "Won't jou give the court an illustration P" said the lawyer. "Well," drawled the aged witnoss, "I dearly remember that ten years ago you came to me and borrowed $100, but for the life of me I can't remember that you ever paid me." It was the boy that was Bhingled that called his mother a tttrn parent (jpi- trville Journal. The other boy who shingled said his mother was cjdUs now. She has not left a hair apperenl. Suspended animation. Two ct with their tails tied tocether. hunt? over clothes line. A Galveston widow is about to marrv her fifth husband. Her pastor tebuked her for contemplating matrimony so soon agsin. "Well I just want you to understand il the liO'd keens on takino- them I will too," was the spirited reply. . Dominie H. was one of the old-times circuit riders, whose rough exterior and somewhat non-seciety ways often ob scured his real goodness ol heart. One day ho was canght in a shower in Illi nois, and, goiw to a r de cabin near by, he knocked at the door. A sharp look ing old dame answered his summons. He asked for sholter. "I don't know you," she replied suspiciously. ' Re member the Scripture," eaid the domi nie. "He not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have enter tai.icdangels umawares." "You needn't say that," quickly replied the other; "no angel would oomn down here with a big quid of tobacco ia his mouth!'' She shut the door in his fsco, leaving the good man to the mercy of Ihe rain and his own reflections. An exchange combines a sreat ileal of sound sense as well as sarcasm in the following ironical answer it gives ono of its euncrioers: "tve are sorry you don't like this paper. We publish it simply to please you. We should ask vou to come to the office and edit it, oDly that if you did some iniquitous idiot might wri'e to tell you how much better he could do it himself, and that would annov a nervous person like you." "Well miss." aid a kniaht of the birch rod, "can you decline a kiss?" Yes sir, said tne girl, dropping a perplexed courtesy. I can, but I hate to most plaguily." A Philadelphia merchant sdvertieed. Boy Wanted," and the very next day got one weighing twelve pounds. "This," says the Oil City Derrick, Shows the advantage of advertising. An Irishman-being asked on a late tri al for a certificate of his marriage, ex hibited a huge scar tn the side of his head, which looked as though it might have been made with a fire shovel. The evidenoe was satisfactory. A. Gcorzia vountr man asked hie sweet heart whether she had ever read "R-jra-eo and Juliet." She replied that shs naa reaa iiomeo, out sne did not turns she had ever read J uliet. The late Dr. Cbapin had a pretty little talent for puns. Dr. Emerson on one occasion preached far Dr. Chapin, and on entering the pulpit, laid his silk hat on the seat, and then laid a paper on it. Dr. Chapin afterwards came in, and, sit ting down carelessly, mashed tli hat completely. Arising and picking up the mutilalcd pile, be contemplated it with the remark, "I presume you thought that was a silk hat; but now it is satin." Aicehol is recommended tor cleaning silver. It cleans bnnk notes equally as well; in fact any kind of money it cleans with surprising alacrity. For sale by druggists everywhere. Daniclionvilte Sentinel. Miss Frances E. Willard, as tho result result of invesligation, reports that frozen punch is not served to guests at the White House, and stamps the story that President Hayes sips champagne when away from borne as a slander. Husband (jokingly) "Oh. lm the main stay of !ie family.'. Wife "Yes, and the jib-boom, and and the "Small boy (Ironi evperiencej "dnd the spank er, mj, mamma." "D:d you bear about the boy being washed ashore?" a-ked Gilbooly of one the most prominent citizens of Galves ton. -'No; when did it happen?" "This morning." "How was it?" "He was washed ashore by his mother. You don't suppose sbe would take him out in'o the middle of Ihe Gulf of Mexico to wash him do you P" A good Methodist asked John Wes ley what be thought as to bis marrying a certain wamaii, well-known to both. Wesley advised him not to think of it. "Why," paid the other. "She is a member of your church, isn't sheP'' "Yes." was the reply. "And yon think she I? truly a Christ isu "woman P" "Yes." Said Wesley, 1 believe she is." "Well than why not marry her" "Be cause" replied Wesley 'because, my friend, the Lord can live with a great many people that you and I can't!"' -What is the matter with Switzerland? Murder is on the increase in the little republic and the murderers escape wit'i astonishing facility. Indeed, little ex citement is created by the news of some o deed ot blood. But suicide is also incTeasinc wit 1 larmins ranidity. In 1879 there were 701 cases of suicide in Switzerland, over and above eighty seven deaths sot down by t he authorities as of a " doubtful nature." There were also eighty-eight pay-sons found dead, but supposed to have been the victims of foal play. Ninety-five of the 701 suit eides were women. In 1876 there were 40 suicides; in 1877, S90; in 1878. 643; an increase of about fifty each Tear. And this in a population of 8.808,495, which gives suicide to every 4,000 peo ple. The manufacture of glucose from rags, the novel industry recently started in Gwmany, is regarded with much . fa tor, and ia sni. man government fere with the said to be grape sngt aaid, miachiovonaly, M jo qure What ia tho hiddea mesuimg Lk rrese-msn a. auDmissiro to nor wi ts velopej hi this quotation T -