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Any person who takes a pnper regular ly from the oiiicn whether directed to his name or another's, or whet her ho has sub scrilM'd or not is responsible for the pay ment. 2. If a person orders his pnper discontiti ned, he must pay nil arrearages, or the pub lisher may cont imie to send it until pnyment is made, mid collect the whole nnioiint, wheth er the paper in taken from the office or not. 3. The Courts have decided thut rcfusintr to take newspapers and periodicals from the postofflee, or removing and leaving them un called for, is prima facie evidence of fraud. JOB PRINTING to?" OF ALL KINDS PROMPTLY EXECUTED AT LOW RATES. VOL IX. NO. 28. MORRISVILLEr Am HYDE PARK, VERMONT, MAY 15, 1890. TERMS $1.50. NEWS AND CITIZEN, (News Established in 1877. I Citizen Estat lished in 1872. (Lnited ovember 15, 1881. Published every Thursday toy LAMOILLE PUBLISHING CO. Entered at the Morrisviiie Post office as second class matter. St.J.&L.C.R.R.TimeTabi3 ISO oavwii pjxi -8 ..C5. T " M -5 s 1. i 5 e s x ; t- . o i o . 7T ?c i - zcic;: I- r c 3 t 5 - Q !C O X ! 1 c" e -ro-C C o X os 8 i "UJiivtoo nnuo. V. W. JEWETT, -pvEALEK in wagons of aii kinds-, one nd Bugeies, etc. Iron work and repairing done to order; also Horse Mioeuig. Live nun a call. Mokkisvillk, Vt. F. II. MILLER, "TETERINARY SURGEON, graduate Mont- V real V etermary College, Honorary fellow .Montreal Medical Association. Veterinary Sur geon to SUelburne Farms. Calls promptly at tended, umce, no ciiurcii Mreet, Kikli.ngtos, Vt. W. M. SMITH, rE.VLER IN Italian and American Marble. lJ all kinds of Urauite: Monuments, Head- s.ones, Tablets, &c. Cemetery work neatly ex ecuted orders promptly iiiru. Cambridge, Vt. AUSTIX BELKNAP, JiWimSiSy our Gordon Dye fast black F. X. RAjST & CO., "COMMISSION MERCHANTS and Whole3ale lH-aU rs 111 Country iTomiee. Butter, fcggs. potatoes, t ruits, etc. & 33 l"cust St., llAVKKHILL, iaSS. I. M. GEORGE & CO., I. M. Geokgb. J. L. Hahhing. COMMISSION MERCHANTS 111 butter. cheese, ecus, beans, poultry, maple sunar and syrup. Also dealers in foreign and 1 Hunt-s ue rruits. Cousi;iiiiieiits solicited and orders solicited. 114 soutli Market St., BOSTON, Mass. HALL & JOIIXSOX, E. J. Hall. E. H. Johnson. IIHVSICIANS AND SURGEON'S. Office 17 hours until 9 A. M. ; from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P. M. Office at ir. Hail's residence, AloKKI.SVII.Lli. Vt. G. W. DOTY, PRACTICAL CSDER TAKER. Finest poods Hie market affords. Ice box and embauner. Mkkkisvillk, Vt. C. II. CRISTY, r1 PURVEYOR AND DRAFTSMAN. All kinds O of (inmass. Transit, and Level Work promptly attended to. Also Agent Vermont National Life Ins. Co. Johnson. t. E. E. FOSTER, A TANUFACTCRER and dealer in all kinds of 1 Marble and Granite. Work Guaraiileeu ftsGood and Prices as Low as any in Vermont Portland Street. Mokrisville, Vt. J. A. ROBIXSOf, "TVENTAL SURGEON. MoRRlsviLl-E, Vt. XJ tftice open Sundays from 12 to I p. . M. for extractuiK. Patients froin out of town, please make engagements by man m advance. STATE iXORMALi SCUOOL, TOHNSnV VT. Terms of 20 weeks each tl Begin the first Tuesday of September and second luesday oi renruary. A. H. Campbell, Ph. D.. Principal. H. Ti. MACK'S MARBLE & 6RANITE WORKS, HARD WICK, VT. Fine Monumental and Cemetery work of every description, made from any variety of Marble or Gran ite, erected in any part of the State at reasonable prices. Dark blue Ilardwick Granite from my own quarry a specialty. The only firm In town who quarry, cut and polish their own work New Grocery Store I Having fitted up the store in George Elmore's Block, and stocked the same with a full line of GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS I am now ready to supply the people of Morrisviiie and vicinity At the Lowest Cash Prices A good line of Cigars, Fruits, Vege tables and Confectionery. Fresh Oysters constantly on band. Ojstir Stews Semi at All Hoirs A full stock of the II. C. Baldwin Shingles constantly on hand. D.N. HUTCHINS. Morrisviiie, Vt. Spring& Summer Styles A FULL LIME OF GLO TEE S suitable for rpring& summer wear KOW IK AT TJToods" Tailor Sh.op Cloth in; made np in the latest ami most ap- I roven bivk's, una si reasonable prices. Kali iHCtiun every tune. O. la. WOODS. Morrisviiie. Cherokee Chief Cherokee Cliief is entered for the raees at Myntic Park next August. On aeoomit of this engagement lie will make a short and limited Season at Utton Bros'. Stables. First eome, Orst nerved. Positively but one mare served in one day. -UTTON BBO&, Managers. Morrisviiie, Vt NEW GOODS! We have the Largest ton and Wash Goods ever shown in this place. Also a FULL LINE of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS ! BOOTS, SHOES, Gent's Neck-wear. partment is well stocked. Call and see us. Welch & Farrington, Johnson, Vt. Ceo. SC. BOSTON CASH STORE r 0,.; ,;,i, xii kuiiuv.ciiuil v 1111 wui open tnis week a lull line ol l.i .1 11.. i. cnoice styles, ana. latest novelties in handles, gold and silver material. Rock Bottom Prices. Spring Jackets & Capes. precedented large sale of Spring Garments. We have the Correct St3-les made expressly for us, and you will be pleased with the prices. CHILDREN '3 GARMENTS. White embroi dered Cashmere and colored French Flannel Outside Gar ments for children. Sizes from i to 5 years. We put on sale this week and colored Cashmere Shawls isiack bilk Uhantilly L,ace flouncing, special value. DRESS TRIMMINGS. White Lace. Also large assortment Ribbons for Dress Trimmings. Trunks and Main Street, New Store, JL3ST2D NEW PEICES. Having placed on this market a large stock of Dry, Goods, Underwear, SOOTS and SHOES ! &o, we wish to call your attention to the fact that we will make it worth your time and trouble to give us a call. Our departments are all complete and will be sold at prices to meet all competitors. We are Head-quarters for Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Also Lime Cement, Salt of all kinds, Clover and Grass Seed, Paints and Oils of all kinds, also a complete line of Staple and Fancy Groceries. Look out for low prices and give us a trial. Yours, CHA8. CRANE & SON, Hyde Park, Vt. (jT Maple Sugar Wanted. is now showing the finest line of New Suits, Now Ovev Sacks, New Pants and New Fur nishings at the LOWEST PEICES! Ever shown in Lamoille Oo. Call at the Clothing Store, Oham- peau Block, it is not so. O. M. WATERMAN, Morrisviiie. Assortment of Cot &c. A fine lot of Oar Grocery De Currier. n., ot.. r r-w j VJIL.U oaic III lyiCSS VJOOU5, wc farasols and bun Umbrellas m . ... This season we are having such an un a large stock of black, white. at the very lowest prices. Hose, every pair warranted. and Black Van Dyke Point Black and Colored Silk Velvet Valises at MORRISVILLE. New Goods and see if Opening ! LEAN DOWN AND KISS ME. Lean down and kiss mo, O my love, my own; ' Ths day is near when thy fond heart will miss me; When o'er my low green bed, with bitter moan, Thou wilt lean down, but canst not clasp or kiss me. How Etranpe it is that I, so loving theo And knowing we must part, perchance to-morrow, Can comfort find, thinking how great will be Thy lonely desolation and thy sorrow. And then, and then. O mine own other part. Why should I gi-udge thee some surcease of weeping? Why cau I not rejoice that in thy heirj Sweet love will bloom again when I am sleep ing? Nay, make no promise; I would place no ban Upon thy future, even wouhlst thou let me; Thou hast most truly loved me, like a man. And. like a man, thou wilt, indeed, forget me. Why should I care so near the infinite Why should I care that thou wilt cease to miss nie? Ah, me! these earthly ties are knit so tight! Quick, quick, lean lower, O my love, and kiss me! George Newell Lovejoy in New York Ledger. THE NIGHTMARE. By the house iu which I spent my childhood years was a large, wild garden, stretching as far as the crum bling' ivy covered city wall, and was called the con vent pardon. Probably the pieca of ground had an owner, but I did not know him. I considered the garden my hunting ground, gayly chased the rose buirs, which swarmed about the elderberry bushes, and with a net captured swallow tail butterflies, which sunned themselves on the blos soming onion stalks. But there was soirx'thing more that drew me to the convent garden Leaning against the citj- wall, and glued to it like a chimney swallow's nest, was a little dilapidated house, The mortar had fallen away from the walls here and there, showing the franiewoVk. House leeks grew on the roof, and on the walls hung wire cages, in which finches sang their plaintive wood songs and big cross bills climbed restlessty up and do.wn. In front of the house a magpie, which had lost its tail feathers, was usually hipping about. In this little house lived the old Zapf, and the old Zapf and I had struck up a friendship. Who was old Zapf? Properly speaking he was a shoe maker, but he had not worked at his trade for a long time. Having become poor and needy, he trained bullfinches, linnets and other birds, made wire cages and prepared bird lime. But that brought him only a sorry profit; and if it had not been for his wife lie would have been obliged to go hungry oftener than he really did. Jlrs. Zapf was in great demand. Nobody in the city could do fine washing as well as she. Besides she cleansed gloves and removed grease spots from wearing apparel with a fluid of her own invention. .She vrrv.sa strong woman, with broatl hips. a very ugly lace, aim sue eouui scoici like a Turk. Hut ne ilid not notice that, for, as lias al ready been said, she was a clever woman. She worked early and late, but stili there was often enough a very scanty supply of food in the house, and the poor old Zapf bad few happy days. My mother occasionally would send him something from the pantry, find at such times I was the bearer. Then I would sit down in a rickety wooden chair, and the old man would bring out one of his t.-ained birds, or tell me a ghost story, which I liked still bet ter. What lent to these ghost stories a peculiar charm was the fact that the narrator had experienced them all himself. But if I should write down the tenth part of them, it would make a book larger than the Bible. One day, in the late autumn, old Zapf looked out of the window, beck Dned to me and said : "If you did but know it, neighbor, today is my seven tieth birthday; but don't tell a human being" whereupon I ran straight to my mother to tell her the news. My good mother smiled, and a little later I was hurrying through the convent garden toward the old man's house, laden with a loaf of bread, a little bot tle of cherry brandy, a package of to bacco and a little sum of money. The old man scolded mo smilingly on account of my tattling, tasted the drink, nodded his gr ly head with sat isfaction and turned to his work again. Thai consisted in plucking some gold hammers whose necks he had wrung. 'Really." he sai l, "it is a sin to take a singing birds life, hat this one is a very common nuisance, so there is no harm in it. When he no longer finds anything to eat in the fields, he flies to the barns screaming: 'Hire me! hire met' And after he has spent the whole winter long fattening with the farmers, and spring conies, then he flies away, crying: 'Farmer, keep your wages." Ko I have no scruples about wringing the mean little crea ture's neck, and lwsides the fellow tastes very good. But I need a little butter or fat for broiling them. How would it do, neighbor, if you were to go to your mother and ask her for a little butter; she would not deny you?" I brought what was required; the birds were broiled and a half hour later we sat opposite one another at the fes tival meal and were in high spirits. "Don't eat too much brown bread!'" admonished the old man. "It is too heavy for your delicate stomach, and if you should overload it the night mare would come and oppress you. Do you know it?" "Of course 1 do. When you are ly ing in bed asleep, it crouches on your brv-ist, so that you can't get your breath, and it looks like a black cat with fiery eyes." "Is that so?" said old Zapf. "Does itcome to you like a black cat? When it comes to me, it looks quito different I assure you." "Tell 'mo about it, neighbor," I begged, avd Mr. Zapf, after a sip of the brandy, began : "I was working for a master shoe maker in this place and was a healthy young fellow. One night the nightmare came to ir. and when I told the master and appren tices about it the next morning, the master said: 'Don't eat so many pota toes for supper, and drink a little less beer, and the niirhtmare will let you alone.' The others laughed, and I was silent, for an annrentico must not con tradict the master. Now among the journeymen was a very old man, who seldom stayed long with any one mas ter, and had snent half his life on the road from one place to another. He bad traveled about the world a good deal and had advice to civo for every thing. One evening be said to me: " 'If you want to be free from the nightmare, you must stop up the key bole of your chamber door before you go to sleep, for the nightmare comes through the keyhole and has to go out the same way. If she is outside when you fasten up the door she will have to remain outside, but if she is already in tue room, she will become visible. I knew of somebody who had a strange experience with the nightmare, and the story is true, for it has been print ed. .because this person was frequent ly troubled by the nightmare, he had filled up his keyhole and really caught her. the was formed like a beautiful maiden and they stayed together und lived happily with one an other for a long time. One day the man was tormented with curi osity. Was it possible, he thought, il i ii i mat a woman couiu come ami go through a keyhciC? ne drew the wadding out of th-oyhole and what happened? 'The woman grew smaller and smaller and finally floated like a feather in the air. The man tries to catch the feather, but she escaped him, and like a cloud of smoke slipped through the keyhole. Then he had to sit down and quietly swallow his dis appointment.' "lins was tne old journeymans story. But 1 followed his advice and stopped up the keyhole, and from that time I had no more trouble." "And is that the whole story?" I asked. "No, this is cily the beginning. "Listen and I will tell you tho rest. "One Sunday afternoon I was alone in the workshop. "When the master and the journey man went for their beer and to the bowling alley I preferred to stay at home and stretch myself on the stove bench, while I read a story of some robbery or else an instructive book, and this was what I was doing that afternoon. But while reading I fell asleep, and really the nightmare came to me ayain. and she looked like a pretty buxom lassie. I aroused myself and rubbed my eyes, but the night mare did not disappear, but began to speak ! 'Will you not be so kind as to put a patch on my shoe?' " 'With pleasure.' I answered. 'To be sure it is Sunday, but it shall be done.' "And then I looked at the maiden. "Oh, but she was pretty as a pict ure, about twenty yearsold, and when she looked at me with her great black eyes but you can't understand about that, neighbor. "She took oiF her shoe, and I went to work. Then she told me that she had come from the metropolis and worked in a linen establishment, that she did not know anybody in the city, and so forth, and so forth. ''The hole in the shoe was soon mended, and when she found I would take no pay. she smiled like May sun shine, pressed my hand and away she went. 'Tlio alTair turned my bead, and tlio next week I iliU hot miss u .single ice, for I hoped to meet the stranfre young woman again, but 1 cuci not see her anywhere. An extraordinary thought came into my mind. What if after all she was the nightmare, I thought. "Soon after a little property fell to me, so that 1 was able to become a master shoemaker. I established a work shop in the shoemakers' street. and when I had everything in order I invited the masters of tho art to a din- r. We had a high time. We had beer soup and roast pig with vegeta bles in abundance. Besides we had Bavarian beer to drink, and at last when we were all right merry I placed before my guests there were eleven of them, and I made the twelfth two bottles of wine. Then their eyes grew as big as saucers." Here Mr. Zapf stopped in his account and took a swallow of brandv. "Go on," I urged, "go on." "When the shoemakers had gone," continued the narrator, "I sat down in my easy chair, to rest from the ex citement aud fell asleep." "Aha ! I exclaim excitedly, "I know now comes the nightmare." "Quite right," affirmed Zapf. "Sud denly there stood before me, as if she had grown no out of the floor, tue one of whom I had constantly thought in my waking and my sleepy moments. "She carried a bundle m her hand and said : " 'Don't take it amiss, master, that I give you a call.' " 'But miss,' I asked, and my heart was beating like a fire bell, 'how did you get in?' "he door was locked. " 'Oh,' she answered with a laugh, 'through the keyhole,' and at the same time she showed her little pearly teeth, till my bead was completely turned. Then she continued: 'I have left my situation and am going back where I 2amo from, and as I was passing by your house, I saw you sitting here, and came in. " 'You are not offended, are you? I only came to bid you farewell.' " 'To bid me farewell?' 1 cried, grasping her hand. 'That shall never be. You are mine, and mine you shall always be. And I will take care that you do not escape me through the key hole.' Having spoken thus, I sprang toward the door and pushed a tightly rolled wad of newspaper into the key hole "Then she was imprisoned." "And what then, what then?" I urged. But the old man pricked up his ears, hastily seized the brandy bottle and pushed it into his pocket. "Hush, she is coming," be said apprehensively. The door opened and in pushed the broad form of Mrs. Zapf. She threw a heavy bundle of washing on the floor, making the house tremble, and lifted her nose sniffing tho air. "It smells of cooking here," sho said. "It was only a pair of poor little gold hammers," explained the master of the house, timidly. "Indeed?" continued tho woman. "While I am out at work and drudg ing till the blood bursts from under my nails, the old good for nothing sits at home idle, cooking birds and living like a prince! Of course, everything is eaten up but the bones. Oh, you glutton! And you," turning to me, "you are as bad as ho is. Instead of poring over your school books, you are idling with the old lazy bones and listening to his lying stories. No good will ever come of you; remember now what I say !" "Wife," said tho old man pacifying Iy, "seo here, what he has brought us." And with these words he handed her the little sum of money which I had given him as a birthday present. Then Mrs. Zapf grew more mild. She muttered something that sounded like "Thank you kindly." Then she took a market basket and went out to make some purchases for the house bold with the money. "And now jou will tell me the end of the story," I begged, when the dis agreeable woman had gone. "That is all there is," said old Zapf. "But what became of the nightmare you imprisoned? Did she afterward get away from you? Mr. Zapf shook his head sadly. "No," he said, "she never has gone away from me, she stayed with me, and always will stay with me till I am in my grave. You have just seen and heard my nightmare." I remained silent and old Zapf too relapsed into silence. At last I cleared my throat and said: "Do you know, neighbor, what I would have done in your place! I should have taken the wadding out of the keyhole again." "Oh, 3-0U old saucebox !" said Mr. Zapf. "I was as clever as you are, and only fourteen days after I im prisoned the nightmare, but it was of no use. And besides, later on, after we were married, I began to doubt whether my wife really was a night mare. For then she actually brought with her her certificate of baptism, and a true ghost has neither baptismal certificate nor any other papers. And besides, some of her relatives, as long as I was prospered, came to visit me off and on. In short. I doubt whether she can go in and out through key holes. But at any rate it is well to take precaution, and if, as it is to be hoped, I die before my wife, I shall ask St. Peter for the privilege of stop ping up the keyhole of the heavenly gate. Perhaps that will be of some avail, and I shall be able to enjoy eter nal bliss without my nightmare." Translated for "Short Stories" from the German of Rudolph Baumbacbby Mrs. Nathan Haskell Dole. SWALLOWED BY AN ALLIGATOh. A. Human Skull and a Watch Found in Saurian'g Stomach. Tim Smith, a colored laborer work ing on W. F, Fuller's orange grove at Edgewater, comes to Palatka nearly every day in a rowboat. To do this he is compelled to pass Buzzard Isl and, a dark and lonely place, grown up with brush and inhabited by all sorts of wild birds, and may well be termed the home of the alligator, ow ing to its quietness and dark waters, which are seldom disturbed beyond the ripple of an oar manipulated, by the huntsman. For several weeks Tim Smith noticed a particularly large alligator, whose back Avas filled with barnacles and long green moss. The alligator was never known to demonstrate any fear, and would not get out of Smith's way under any consideration, allowing him to row rather close toward him. Recently, when Smith started for town, 110 put a Winchester nlle in his boat for the express purpose of giving his 'gatorship a load of cold lead. When opposite Buzzard Island tho al ligator reappeared, and, rowing to within easy range, Smith fired five shots at the saurian, all of which seemed to take effect, for the alligator made a terrible flutter in the water, and turned over on its back. Three days later Smith found the dead alligator floating near by, and, tying a rope about its head, towed it to the Edgewater grove, when the alli gator was found to measure 16 feet 3J inches in length, two balls having en tered the skin just back of the head. Smith then set to work and skinned the saurian for market, when to bis great surprise the darky came across a human skull, perfectly formed and unbroken, but owing to the supersti tiousness of the negro be stopped skin the alligator, which operation was fin ished by a white employe 011 the grove. Further dissection brought to light a gold watch bearing the initials "G. L. T." The skull and watch are now on exhibition at Fry's taxidermy store. Who the unfortunate man was no one seems to know, as the initials are not familiar about here, but it is sup posed that he was some sportsman, who, alone, was attacked and devoured by the alligator, as is quite often the case with northern tourists who come to Florida and navigate its streams without a guide to keep them from the dark and dangerous tributaries that empty into the St. John's. Palatka Herald. Bill Xt'ff and the Lynx Both Surprised. A large lynx made a visit to Bill Nelf's cabin on the Emerald and made a lengthy stay in fact, Mr. Lynx is there yet. The animal was attracted by some meat that was hanging out side the door of the cabin. There was no lock or bolt to secure the opening, and while it was climbing up to reach the meat the door swung open and al lowed the lynx to flounder in, where he proved a genuine surprise party to Bill, who was whiling away the hours by reading tiger steries. It was hard to tell which was the most surprised, the Ij'iix or the man, but tha former evidently thought Bill meant business when it saw him reach for the ax, and at once made a spring. For several minutes they fought at close quarters, anil at last Bill broke away from the beast and climbed up on the sleeping bunk, where he could get elbow room to swing his weapon. On came the lynx, but missed his footing. This was Bill's time. As the animal made another spring for the bunk, the ax was swung aloft and the pole was brought down 011 the skull of the ani mal with tho usual "dull, sickening thud." The lynx dropped iu a heap,' and Bill came down from his perch to find that his blow had smashed the skull. The animal was stone dead. Nelf's clothes were torn to tatters, and he says tho lynx weighed 150 pounds. We are promised 0110 of tho paws, which covers a surfaco larger than a man's hand, and shall be pleased to show it to any one who doubts the story. Silverton Miner. This year's River mid Harbor bill, reported to the House, provides for appropriation amounting to nearly twenty-one millions ol'dollnrs. Much of this is for work nlrendy underway, the stoppage of which would cause heavy loss. This State will get, if the bill beeonicH n l.uv. ftl ,7-M),oOO of the nggregate. This includes .fl "(), -001) for 1 he Hudson river, and pro vision is made for n survey of the stream to the State dam nt Troy. There is appropriated for Hondout harbor the sum of f."000, and for Suugertios creek $10,000. A CRAB'S SUMMER SUIT. Bow the Luscious Mollusks Get New Shells Every Spring. This little town furnishes most of the crabs all the year around for the markets of the leading cities of this country. The crabs are caught iu Chesapeake bay, and are packed in crates or barrels for shipment. Over half the inhabitants of the town make their living out of crabbing. There is a secret about the success of Crisfield crabbing. The crabber hove; never ships a female crab. When one of tho female sex is scooped up in tho crab ber's net it is always thrown back into the bay. Crabs are caught every month here in the year and in all stages of development. The crabs are dormant from fall un til spring, even in the Gulf of Mexico, where they are more abundant than anywhere else on this country's coast. In the spring, when they come out of the mud and masses of seaweed, they go right into the business of shed ding. Eeally, it seems as if tho crab had little else to do in summer but shed his shell and get a new one of larger caliber. The hard crab first puts on a leathery undergarment, and while it is growing he is known as a "comer." In a day or two, when this under skin is completed he is known as a "shedder," and then he is best fit ted for bait, because his hard shell can then be stripped olf, leaving the leathery integument entire. In a single day the "shedder" parts his shell and becomes a "buster," and in a few hours ho will throw off his shell, crawl out of it entirely aud commence to swell and stretch out his elastic covering. Then he is a soft crab par excellence. On the night of tho day the crab divests himself of bi3 misfit shell be ism the best condition, for frying. In another day, if he 13 not taken from the water, his new covering becomes like parchment, and in twelve hours more the parchment hardens so that it just yields to pres sure. Then he is known as a "buck-, ler," and is of little use except as a broiler. The crab fishing business is put, down at half a million dollars per year by the fish commission, and probably the estimate is by no means complete. Tho crabs are caught in summer by' baiting set lines with tripe or fish, and the catch per man will average sixty dozen a day. All the soft crabs taken during the summer are sent to market and in May and early Juno the only soft crabs found in New York come from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Iu the latter part of June soft crabs begin to be caught in Jersey waters and the price then declines. Taking a crab out of water arrests the process of development and packed in sea weed in a cool place the shedder or soft crab will remain alive for several weeks wit lion t undergoing any change. -Crislield (Md.) Letter. Foot Prints Made by Jesus. In the church of Domino Quo Va dis, Rome, carefully preserved under a plate glass, bell shaped dome, oi feet high and 4 feet in diameter across the bottom, may be seen the last foot prints made by Jesus on this earth; those made by him the night he ap peared to Peter when the latter was leaving Rome in hot haste on account of Nero's persecution of the Christians. After the burning of Rome, Nero threw upon the Christians the accusa tion of having fired the city. This was the origin of the first persecution, in which many perished by terrible and hitherto unheard of deaths. The Christian converts besought Peter not to expose his life, and he started to leave the city. As he fled along the Appian Way, about two miles from the gates, he was met by a vision of our Saviour traveling toward the city. Struck with amazement, Peter exclaimed, "Lord, whither goest thou?" (Domine quo Vadis?) to which Jesus, looking upon him with a mild sadness, replied, "I go to Rome to be crucified a second time," and immedi ately vanished. Peter, taking this as a sign that he was to submit himself to all manner of suffering for the sake of his religion, retraced his steps to the city. He told the story of meeting with Jesus at the divide in the roads. Some of the faith ful repaired to the spot, cut out of the dami clay the holy foot prints, and preserved them as above stated. St. Louis Republic. A Bright Outlook. There was once upon a time an old lady who had known many sorrows and heartaches, who bad lost children, husband, friends, aud who was alone and poor in her old age. One day a lady who had gone to see her, pitying her sad fate, said: "Why, grandma, what a dreary outlook there is from your window only barns and back doors." "Yes," said tho old lady, cheerily, "but there are people wbo are blind, and who, although they live always by the ocean, cannot see it. There is always a bit of sky for me to look at, aud when it is very blue and sweet I always think of the blind people and pity them, even though they be rich and I poor." WestShoro. Iron lionise for Tlamire. Many readers have doubtless heard of the "Thomas-Gilchrist process." It consists in lining the Bessemer con verter (the vessel in which the molten pig iron is subjected to the blast of air) with a basic material which com bines with the phosphoric acid formed by the oxidation of tho phosphorus contained in pig iron made from the most abundant and cheapest iron ores. The phosphate thus obtained should bo useful as a manure, and M. Fleis cher has for some time past been working on tho subject to determine whether such theoretical anticipation is verified iu practice. Numerous experiments made at va rious experimental stations show very good results when this slag, ground to powder, was tried against other ma nures, and, although M. Fleischer thinks it premature to give a definite opinion, he believes that there is a good future for this material. Deep cultivation and mixture with the soil for tillage, and early top dressing in meadow land, is recommended. Christian at Work, IIUU113 the Public. A grocer in Racine began advertis ing twenty years ago: "Going out of business; stock and fixtures for sale; store to rent" and has kept it up ever since. He says it hits tho public right between tho eyes and makes everybody think his prices are tho lowest ia town. Detroit Free Press. A SENATOR'S REMINISCENCES. Murderers Set at Liberty in Dakota One of Them Becomes a Legislator. "A tendei foot judge from the east, when I went out to Dakota fifteen years ago," said Senator Pettigrew, "was holding court 011 the extreme frontier in a town on the banks of the Missouri river, when it chanced that an indictment for murder was brought against three men who had hanged a horse thief to a telegraph pole. The accused were released on a their own bonds, and when the day came for their trial they came into court, unac companied by an attorney, and ad vanced toward the judge, each one of them with his hand 011 a brace of 44 caliber revolvers, and moved that the case be adjourned for a year, during which they should be released as be fore on their personal bonds. The judge promptly granted the motion, remarking subsequently that the argu ment in its behalf was the most pow erful he had ever heard in a court of law. "When the year had gone by no further action was instituted, until it happened that one of the three men was elected to the legislature. His seat was contested, and the contestant, wishing to throw odium upon his ad versary, had him arrested under the old indictment for murder and confin ed in the jail, which was immediately beneath the room in the court house where the legislature met. The county was not willing to pay the prisoner's board, nor would the town or territo rial authorities, and so the contestant paid it. But he lost his case and there upon announced that he would not pay for his opponent's support any longer. So, inasmuch as no one else would become responsible for it, the man was liberated, walked up stairs and took his seat in duo form in the legislative body, of which I was my self a member." Senator Pettigrew had some account to give of the town of Bismarck, which was in those days the terminus of the Northern Pacific railway. That center of population was then composed of seventeen saloonsand gambling houses and thirteen other buildings. When Mr. Pettigrew arrived a variety show, admission fifteen cents, was being given in tho middle of the principal street in a big tent. A parson, one of the enthusiastic missionaries which such an exijrency in civilization's ad vance brings into being, was mounted on a box outside the teut declaiming on the advantages of salvation for the benefit of a gathering of gamblers and other rough characters of all decrees. This distraction annoyed the manager of the variety show, and presently he came out, and mounting upon another box shouted: "Gents, salvation is free all the year round; this show is free for precisely thirty minutes. And every man in the preacher's au dience, without a moment's hesitation, deserted the parson and walked in to see tho show. "Nevertheless," said Senator Petti grew, "my observation has been that the gamblers and roughs of a mining camp have a very great respect for the cloth. In any wild western town they are the ones who contribute most to the support of religion. In this they are influenced in two va3-s. Pri marily they were born more or less under the shadow of Christianity, the influence of which is never altogether lost, and, secondly, they have an in stinctive belief in the propriety of giv ing what they call a fair deal to any man who is trying to do his level best. In a town like Bismarck in its early days it is a usual thing for a clergy man to ask the privilege of speaking in a gambling house. And as a rule not only is the privilege granted, but the game is suspended until the preacher has been heard, and not in frequently a collection is taken up for bis benefit at the end of the perform ance." Washington Star. The Necessity of Tolerance. Much of the discomfort and unhap piness of life, in school, in the family or in a community comes from our inability to understand or tolerate the qualities of character in others which we do not possess ourselves. No man can live long in the world without knowing that there is a kin ship, not of blood, but of education, feeling and habits which allies him to certain, men and women. They read tho same books, thiuk as ho thinks, amuse themselves in the same way; in a word, they understand him aud he them. This is the basis of most of the comradeship, tho friendship and the distinction of caste in the world. Nothing can be more reasonable or right than that men thus allied by nature should form the comradeships and friendships, or even classes. But nothing can be more unjust and petty than their prejudice and hate for people outside of their set or class or race. Montreal Star. How It Is. "You take your life in your own hand when you travel on this street car line," said one passenger to an other. "Why, the cars travel so slowly I can't see how fatal accidents can oc cur." "That's it, exactly. You are likely to dio of old ago before you reach the end of tho lino." Ilaper's Bazar. Consistency. "I consider it a burning shame," re marked a lady, "that the overworked clerks of this city are not allowed a half holiday on Saturday." "I see that Smith & Smith close at noon," said another ladjr. "I know they do. I went down there last Saturday afternoon and found the place closed. I was too pro voked for anything." Texas Sif tings. Finally Accounted For. Logician I think I know why men that claim to have invented a flying machine are always laughed at Ojuewst Wert? Logician It is because the chief mo tive of their invention is to overcome the force of gravity. Pittsburg Bul letin. Tho record for the largest amount of butter produced by a cow in one year has been broken by a cow owned by D. F. Apploton, of Ipswich, Mass., who, with threo days to spare, pro duced 941 pounds, 11 ounces, The pre vious record was 03G pounds 11J ounces, held by Landseer's Fancy, owned by Dr. William Morrow, of Nashville. Teno. ODDS AND ENDS. A real estate and trust company in Lynchburg, Va., composed of colored men, has declared a dividend of 10 per cent. On the west coast of Africa there are now 200 churches, 33,000 converts, 100,000 adherents, 2,750 schools and 30,000 pupils. Religious books have been translated into 35 dialects of tho section. It was while Gibbon was sitting in the ruins of Rom, inl7C4, th;U he saw and heard barefooted friars singing in the temple of Jupiter. Tho idea camo to him at that hour to write tho his tory of the decline and fall of the em pire. In Paris the horse is a behest of fash ion rather than a source of pleasure. Few French women rido well, and the Frenchman, as a rule, looks upon the animal as a difficult and dangerous ar ticle to navigate, a shij) whoso rudder is in the wrong place. The lace owned by the feminine members of the Astor family is said to be worth at least $300,000. That which the late Mrs. Astor bequeathed to tho Metropolitan Museum of Art was val at from $10,000 to $50,000. There are three men in the Oregon State prison, each of whom cut olf a hand to avoid work. They are con fined in solitary cells. Twoothcrs cut off the ends of their fingers. Postmaster General Wanamaker considers the proposal to make eight consecutive hours' labor a day's work for postoflico clerks, etc., impractica ble, and estimates that the cost of do ing this would be $3,378,727 a year. Not less than fifteen parishes, or one fourth of the state of Louisiana is af fected by tho present Hood, and tho damage is almost incalculable. In 1882 it is estimated that the loss was $15. 000,000. It will probably exceed half that amount this year. Last year sixty-seven persons in the Loochoo islands of Japan were bitten by tho poisonous habu snake, twelve of whom succumbed and fifty-five re covered. Forty-two of tho victims were males and twenty-five females, but the greater proportion of deaths occurred among the females, seven out of-the twenty-five cases ending fa tally. As a curiosity th-j sensitive plant culti- (mimosa puJiea) is '.veil worth vating in the window garden. The leaves 01 tins plant are very orna- mental, and so sensitive that when touched with tho hand they immedi ately droop and fold up, regaining their former position, however, within a quarter of an hour or so after. A breath of wind will also cause tho leaves to act in a similar manner. Hence its common name. An example of "Enrlish as she is wrote" is found iu an interesting Por tuguese official document. Tho leaflet contains "instruction concerning to- hacco, " ami is issued by tho custom house authorities. Hero is one of its clauses: "All tobacco tho said visit may liud on board, besides what may have manifested in this transgression, will be subject to imprisonmento and other penalties tho law imposes." One of the most extraordinary of African trees is that known as the bao bab. It is almost a forest in itself. and serves as a complete sylvan palace on the largest scale. Rarely growing more than seventy feet high, its branches extend horizontally, support ed by a trunk which has a girth great er, it is believed, than that of any other known tree. One of these extra ordinary trees was found on measure- ment to be forty feet in diameter. The age of another, counting tho concen tric rings, was found to bo 5,000 years at the very least. Ex-Policemen's Occupations. I asked a policeman wbo had four blue stripes, representing twenty years service, upon his sleeves why he did not retire upon tho pension of $000 a year, to which be is entitled. "Because I am waiting for something better," was the reply. He is a big, hearty man of 45 years, with twenty seasons of active life apparently before him. Then he told mo that there wero about 150 of these pensioners employed in looking after banks and largo office buildings down town, and every one of them is on the retired list of the police, drawing a pension of $C00. There are five men iu the Mutual Lifo who are paid $1,200 each bythe own el's of the building, and ten men in the Equitahlo Life who are paid from $1,400 down to $S00, which is tho smallest amount paid anywhere. The duties are light, only requiring atten dance on six days of tho week from 8 to 5. Each of these men is sworn in as a special policeman and reports to tho superintendent of police once a month. Tho policeman on my beat has his wires laid and expects to bo iu tho receipt of pension and salary amounting to $1,800 before tho close of the year. New York Cor. Philadel phia Record. Now Jersey's Fan Tailed Calf. A calf that was born on William Lippincott's farm at Tin ton Falls is one of the greates freaks ever known. Its head, shoulders and front feet are like those of an ordinary calf, while, tho remainder of its body and its bind legs are hairless. Instead of hoofs onj tho hind legs there are two prongs or toes, each about four inches long, and) these end with sharp pointed claws. Its tail is covered with long hair, and. Is spread out like an open fan at the' Bnd. Philadelphia Press. Judge Truax,of the Superior Court in New York, after listening to the harrowing (?) complaints of n mar ried couple, one of whom had applied for n divorce, told them that they "needed a good spunking." let us have more Trn(e)iix(os)! Bi'cklen's Arnica Sai.ve. Tlio bent onlve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, tileers. suit rheum. fovor Bores, tetter, i linpied IiiiihIn, chilblains, corns, mid all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay reniiired. It is gunrnutped to pivp perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price cts. per box. For sale bv A. O. Gates. Morrisviiie. 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