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B11ATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1872.
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roulftn mail cIobc 243 r, M. day pmlou totall
ing of ateamcrfrom Nevr York, It. W. CLAnkF, 1. 31,
J J'JN.I. It. ,JJ5"Ji3,
LIU'. AM) r'lltK l.NSI'UA.MK ACl.M.
Ilrpref uting CcnijobicB v, AfEeta are otr
ai.vrr muAox hollars,
(Hike in Thompson A Ilancrr'n Hlork, next door to
V j. t'U u4rittu ami Stirizton
U.uci, l;)om o. 14, ltrattk'boro II once.
171 CllOHIlV k CO., CuninituMuu MnliaLta, aud
li. WHuUmU Dealt ra la I'LOUK AND UKAI.N,
DP. DKAIUlOliN, M. I)., KomeopatlilcMiji-idaii
u id Surgeon, ltrattkboro, Vt. OtLm cut- door
ii-iriu oi uongreauonai cuurrn.
Oai v bo JM Iroia 8 to 0 a. si., blJ 7Jo 0 r. M.
IT V. IIULTUN, M. V Iliyiulan and Surgton,
l. Umltkburo, t. Olhcf ut rerMitice, ctTiur
1 1 Malu und Witlulit ta. At Lome Lett-re 8 a. v., aud
fr ut i tu 2 k u to i v ritci v, .
I7 J cAr.ri::Tnit, MAiiLtTHLocB, uiiu htuit
I1J Uealtr in Tci h. lai.cv CUxdK. LocVf. Mallet.
r , NvuipurtrH, Maazlni h and l'irf dualf. bi.b-
nciipiiuiiv mntt'ii iur iLn pniiiiiai tmpaiir auu
jiiaiiLi n, Hiiu lornarutu lj- man t-r ciLctwif,
Deal era ia
STA1I.U AND l'ANCY UltV C00I 8,
o. 1 Ubiou lllitk,
llHATILEIwn u, Vl.
rpoWNiHEND MAltl LlZUOliKP, Ttwntbi ud, Vt.
X C. C, l'dllTi::, Munufatlurtr and Inohr In all
Linda Utblt and Ctinttco Hrk, All noik del t- In a
neat utid mi rl niaiiliVe u ut.uer nt prirca vlilih dtfj
i'oiniititIoi) a;.d wtiruiitnl ttt fie tntire catUfaitii n.
IK. AIj1J2N Dealer in I.uiuler. Haa
coiiHt&ntl on bind all Vludacf DuUding Slaterial,
Clapboatds, HjiDfc-bi, I t net 1 vttr, Jjkih, Ac. liitttli
WA. 3L,1,,r ItrattKboro, Vt., fur-
ulrihia to ordt r fall liLdacf Marll Woik, dine
In thB bebt i! I j It.
INHT.OW K. 31 V1CIIK, Attorney
at Jaw, lKiiona t.
CUOtLl liLUCK, lir.ATlLfclCI.U, Vt.
"XTLW WOOD YAKD. A. K. Doolittli, Troprie
i tor High Btrett. htoe woodff all kinds aiid
iliinenxiona on r apouablo U rn a. Ordi ra li 1 1 at C, C.
rinr'n btoreorat my mUmce. prtiuj tl attfiidtdlo.
f M. RUSHKLL k Co.. Wllralncton. M.. have one
Vt'f tbo Urge fct and btft aelictid ftcckaof uf.sei'-
AL MKflCH ISDIKE iu muuDarn uouniy, coniiMing t-i
o-vrrything usually kept in a tlrkt clan couni rj store.
iiV Now (iooda recehtd from DorttnanU New York
Meekly. Agenda for Orotir k Hakcr and (Iruii
lountaln Hi-wlng 3IacLiniH.
reorders for Country l'rodiKO Boticitc d.
All cheap for IthADVI AY or nu good cndlt, monx
At H nn in Ahord'a Ulock orponite, a full amort-
till nt or tUrlMS AM) UUltMlj UAhhLIMDI
gt'AMTY. All Undtcf ond repairing promptlj
done. O. M. ltl'K.SELL k CO.
Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 1,1871,
OH. J.. O. BAJUCEK
t)f Ut Hewn I'aUtf, Vt., will take rot it at the Iteiere
T11K KP-COND WKDNF.KDAY IN EACH MONTH
1011 CONSULTATION IN IlIXATION TO
Bono Setting, Scrofula Diseases,
Sores, Cancers, Goneral
Debility, ice, dec.
Du. D Ait ut ii for tJgl.t jikr In praclico with the
CMfhrattd Uoi.l KtNr, MugKU and l'h)nlcinn, CIIA8
8WLKT, M. D., 1 1 UttHn, i mi., ai.d for the tail
jear tu lM'ii tr knutrttul iu hi I n sent locality,
Limn iii hi 1ml DImi-h-m, troddl t, Ac, are
itM. it-.!- ttt i-it(d to.
Dr. lurkt r a rM-nfidu Sjiujc, O Lfch 1 n uratlu a
Strength ulug IUltern. i lie aLd I.lilmetitaamupf
itTthetreitujtl.t. tf 20
( I.OTI1I.S (l.rA.MMJ
ii i; iioim:,
old t i.oriiKs .ti tin; to look is taxm as m:
rplli i' '-liUrl't,- ' I'iform therltitliaof
X. Di a' I'loro and i ii H that bv la prturrr) to
: i'i, pt n m i i'itr i i iiinig, antii an tamp,
hH t t MATH, li MA. hM'H 1 e'I.tTIlK.
la!ii:v uom: 4 I.O.I 14.
E II ! AMt htl.KW I.N
both Milt; mi traalril,
clcitnnt l'i it t .1 hfiil und - i. i.tii.c nianurr without the
I.mhI iujaiy I" t.n guruuiit,
rimt ttvn rtffomtblr tititti
nr d btui Djellouam lu t li htitt- ( JU"ar tiuftta,
satlriraellt'li gottrattn-i o in an .
M'(OM) HtM I'l.Olltl.Ml ItOMJIIT AM) MlU
find 0. W. TI1IUKT1K.
"Tho Hot u tlio Chenpet,"
'lllli: HTEINWAV I'lANMor TuttKE", Cirat.
A ili-i.uiicl I'i'mtt or TuM-.aiMl Tiiopocuuhh
.r HuailM.iaulr.AIlK U.Ntgl'AM.KIl.
ihi majority if tbe lnJIns arllil,l!iroii(rlioul tlio
iriti, iirprer m.m icr iiiriruwn u.i . i i"
tb'-lil I UfeUlgllCBt degree Ol .ICl-llcnrr.
lylll KllirAlll) ( I.AI1K, Mich St., Hr.IUfl.orO
AUoaent lor Ilia Drlililog A Kill I'laiiKa aud Ikr
Kal.y Uullagfl urKaua
' : '
TAYLOR & MflYSS,
II. (ITiOVRU & CO.,
rpitn Bulwcribrra would invito theattmtlon rf for
1 mer matron a and of the. tmblic in rrneral to
tbeir largo, and mil selected ttock of (UIOC1.U1KH,
St.Louis, Indiana and Michigan
W. W. Crr- Cdcbralcil UllAIIAM 11.01111, liy llie
tarrr1, t.tf barrel nr ;nutitl.
BUCKUIIkAT, COI1N, MX A; OAT MP.AIj, trcali
roitTo uico iicuHsns cf tn .upf iior qutiuri
HAW A Nl llEI'lXEI) SfClAI'.R, i Ic
Sl-ctlal att.'lallc n I. rallM lo our atnek rf
OI.lt .V YOI .NC IIYSOX.
All' flljc (rj f.U) -t plod " imrcrtul.
Of all grades ground to order.
SPICKS (IF ALL IilMIS,
ItAISlNS. OMIltANTS, I'MJS.
F0REIGH1 DOMESTIC FRUITS,
miTTiui, fin:i:si:, i.auii, i:s,
II A. MS, salt risii,
Kerosene and Sperm Oils.
A large stock of
STOM'j AXI) W(l0HKi AVAKB
AT VERY LOW l'KlCES.
ARcuta for tin1 aali f J. H CAnft'a IM.ul lo Hxtra
.1 full llnr aif
C7MilIIIJ.)ll' THIlAt u.h al i I ' li '1 fc "tall.
Al-aHo:i bjul a mil ti r'ru'ilcf
KEV0LVE11S, I'ISTOISaS' CAHTRIIIGES;
l'OWDl.i:, MIOT, CM H. fit N WA1H;
1' iWDJ.U AND SHOT 1 LASK8.
Iartlr lIilnr II1hIIu- Iittlrr lry
111' lllllllltll.t un 1h lltplU'll.
ALLTKEAEOVEKAfAED goods will
BE SOLD AT VERY LOW PRICES
N L'.- Oi r I'lourHarctnanufacttired fromtbochoic
iitt ubcat, are r.ci-ii d tllnct from the mill, and will
lw nold at a . r margin.
Civo us a Call !
i' a i.i. axi wivruie
FSiTT, WRIGHT & CD.
Hae now In .t'Tc a full line of
or.itMAiv, i'i:i:x'i!, i:fa.isn,
SUITINGS I VESTIMS
CUSTOM TRADE !
ALSO A I.AHUK S'l'Ot'K (JK
nt:x, Yoii'rii, novs, amx'iiiiv
Inall Qualities, Styles and Prices
A griut aridy of
And a IJom U te Aasortruei.t i f
GENT'S FURIIiSHING GOODS
Trunks, Valises, and
Mailt tu OnUr, WarrantM to fit,ainl Nlci ly Mad.,
I). S. I'll ATT,
A. H. WltlfJIIT.
o. i). i:sTi:minooK,
1 here came to port latt Hunday nlrht
The queereit little craft,
With nut an Inch of rigging on
I Inokrd, and looked, and laughed.
It van eo singular that aho
Should croMB tho unknown v, ater,
And moor hertelf right in my room
My daughlrr, oh, my danghNrl
Yet by thec prearnta witneaa all,
Kho'a welcome fifty tlmea,
And cornea consigned to IIcpc and Loi e,
And commonmetre rbymea
She haa no manifi tl but thla,
No rag floata o'er the water,
Rhe la too new for the Uritlah Woydi
Jly djnghter, oh, my daughter I
King out wild bill and tame ones, too
lllng out the lorra mcon
Wng out tho llttlo wonted aorka,
Iting In the bib and rpoon i
ltlug out the Triune, ring In tho nurae,
Iting lu tho milk and water,
Away with pir''", reus, and ink
My daughter, oh, ffly daughter I
KT.tnt.rt: tof Tttti tttr.r,.
Merry joutha and tnaldena,
1'acia all aglow,
Cllmb'ng up the hillrlde
t'rutted o'er with mow,
Whin they riachtta aumtnit,
lllnga out clear and ahlill,
"Iloya, come rhooie your partner,
And bo dow n the hill 1'
Out with cyefl of hazel,
And with auburn hair,
I rrflf'Ited on asking
Half my t-bi! to share.
And I aoflly wbifperrd,
Not without a thrill,
"Shall I Ik your escort,
Jennie, down the bill"
With my arms around her,
Gliding o'er the snow,
In that bliMful moment,
I reaolud to know
What would be my fortune,
Werp ft good or 111;
Aud I t my answer,
Klldlngdowu the hill.
Siuco that winter night,
Many a heart la resting,
Then eo gay aud light,
Many a sled ItaMwid u,
Flying faster atlll,
Since we hate been alidlng,
Sliding down UtVii hill.
Yet we know by wtyraarke,
Step and filter hair,
That the goal la ncaring,
Koon we shall be there;
And our prnjrr to Iliatcu
If It belliawlll,
We will atep together
Klldlngdown life'a hill.
.Vrie York tl'ttkty.
The Leisure Hour.
.V.f I".S JHWlt..Va.
A knnrl; nt tho squlro's door.
An e.iger "Ciimi" In" from tlio squire, to
il oui any outslilo diversion Is nn Inostl
mable bnou, he hnvlng just reached thai
uncoinfoilablc stage of masculine convn
lrceiico when .life liccom1. n burden .not
only to t lie so-called "patient" himself, but
also to lliovc unlucky fcmlnlno ralallves
whose duly It Is to officiate i.s his "minis
Mary, tho servant, camo In.
"l'lcasc, Mr. Hosley, thero's n woman
down stalls who says sho must seo you.
.She's been hein beforo blnco you wero
sick, nnd now sho wont tako no fornn an
.Show her right up, Mary," said llio
squire, nleilly, brightening up visibly, llko
the war-horso who scents the battlonf.tr off.
Not nil the cosy comfoit of bis surround
Iiir, the "Sleepy Hollow ncss" of his easy
chair, tho pleasant pictures on tho wall, tho
wood-fire, which now Unit tho wintry twi
light was seltling down over the bit of gray
sky loft visible by tho curtains' heavy
loliN, danced and Hashed nil over tho room
lu rosy shadows, could reconcile the squire
to Ids enforced seclusion. .Secretly he pined
fir his dingy old den of nn ofllcc, and
chafid nt tlio doctor's restriction, which ns
yel forbade all thought of business. Hut
now llio iiinr.il police I'nice, repicscnted by
his wife and daughter, being luckily oil'
tluty, thero was nothing to prevent bis
seeking this probable client.
"Show her up, Mary," said tho squlie
cheerfully, straightening hlni'i lf, nnd as
suming. is much of legal dignity as dress
ing gown nnd slippers permitted.
Mary disappeared, l'lccnllv the door
opened again. "Why, .Vahby," said tho
squlie, "is It you ? How do you do?"
"Yes, squlie, It's me," said Xabby, drop
ping down with a heavy sigh Into n chair ;
nnd I don't do very well."
Xabby wns it short, squaiely built wo-
man of lllty, wilh consideiablo grny In tho
coarso blnck halrdrnw n sillily nnd uncom
promisingly under a bonnet nbout live
years out or dale. .Sho bad sharp black
eyes, nnd n looluto, go nhend manner.
Kvidcntlv, n Iiaid-wnrklug woman : yet in
looking nt her you could not help tho con
vliiinu that something moro than hard
work hud ploughed tho deep wrinkles
which ran ncross nud ncross her forehead,
nnd threatened to lift her eyebrows tip to
to licr lialr.
Xabby had lived with tho squire's moth
er flllecn years from the tlmo when Mrs.
Hosley look her In, n ten-year-old orphan,
who wns, ns tho good old lady sometimes
expressed It, "more pl.iguo than prollt,
tinlil sho grew Into the steady nnd reliable
handmaiden, who llnnlly with everyone's
cood wishes, mnrrled young Joslah (louhl,
nnd set tip lu the world for herself. Old
Mis. Hosley had long since gone to her ro
wn.nl, but tho family still kept up it fiicnib
ly Interest In Xnbby nnd her liirlune, llio
squire In particular being her "guide, phi
lowphor, nnd filend" In nil the emergen
elcs of life.
"Why, what's (lie mailer now, Xabby T'
saiil the quiie, good-naturedly. "Are von
"ua, I am," said Xabby, emphatically,
with n snap of her black eyes. "I'm tick
lo denlh of Joslnh. I can't slnnd It nnv
longer, and I'o come In tnlk wllb yon
nbout gettlu' n divorce. You seo bo's In en
n growing worsu now for a good while.
l'D kept It lo myself pnttyiiiueli, becnuso
I was nslinmed oii'l, and then I kept hop
ing he'd do belter. I'tolalked to him, ami
sild nnd done etcrythlng it woman could,
but It scoius us If the moro I talked tho
worso Ihi grow."
Tho squire looked nt Xttbby's rather
sharp, hard face, nud perhaps was hardly
so suipiNed as Xnbby had expected that
Joslah had not been reformed by the vigor
ous "tnlUlnj; to" ,o Unit undoubtedly re
eolveil, "llo grew more and moro uliiniuM und
good-for-nolhlng," combined Xnbby, "till
dually ho didn't do much but set round
the kllcheu Urc, half boor.y. If thoro'a
nn.vllilng I halo," burst out Nabfoy, "It's n
man forever setting round tlio houso mi
dcrfoot. And llicro I was n-lnklnj; ivnli
Ing, nnd a slaving early and late, In bo
kinder decent nnd forehanded, nnd him no
bollei'n than ndead man nn my nand no
farns helping any was concerned. And so
I told, tlmo nnd again. IIu worked Just
n bout cuougti to liccp liluiscir In drink.
Ho know ho couldn't get any of my inonoy
"Hut I stood It nil till nbout n fortnight
ngo, l'U been working, nam all nay Help
ing Mlssllnrbcrclcan house, nnd Itscomcd
ns If overy bonejln my body ached, I was
so tiled. I camo nlong homo thinking
how good my cup of le.Vd tnsle. Tho first
thing I seo, whou I opened tho kllehon
door, was old Hank Slater selling llicro In
my rocking chair. Ho nnd Joslah weio
both drunk as ns bogs," said Xabby,
slandering an Innocent animal In her hnslo
for n simile.
"They'd tracked tho mud all over my
clean floors. Tho cooking stnvo was Jam
med full of wood, roaring llko all posovi
cd. I wonder thoy hadn't burned llio
houso tin before I cot thero. And they'd
Kt my linllca-jiotniit (oJicntsnniowntci7Vco,,tFn,It "f "Her discouragement nnd
nnd llio wnler had nil blled lawny nnd tho despair, diovo him lowcrnnd lower, aud ho
bottom camo out. Hut tho worst was to '"uk down supinely In tho Slough of I)o-
y husband n-consorllng with such 1
scum of llio earth as that miserable, low
lived Hank Slater. I loll you squire, I
was mad. I Just Hung that kitchen door
wide open, and scz I:
"(let nut of this house, Joslatt (lould,
mid don't never let mosco your f.tco Insldo
"Scz bo ns meek ns Moses, Vheic shall
I go lo, Xnbby ?'
"Sez I, 'I don't care whoro yon go to, so
long as you don't como near me. I'vo al
ways been it rcspeclnblo woman, nnd I
don't want iiono of Hank Slater's friends
round my house."
"Well?" queried llio squire, ns Xabby's
narration camo to pause.
"Well," said Xabby In rather n subdued
tone, "he wont off. And ho hain't como
back. And I want a divorce."
"Xow, Xabby," remonstrated tho squlie,
"yon don't want a divorce. I know you
better than that. You are not the woman
to glvo Joslah up, nnd let him go to tho
bad without n struggle. You feci a lllllo
vexed with him now, nnd I don't blanio
yon. It Is bard, very bald. Hutyouknnw
you took hint for 'better or for worse.' Do
you think, yourself, that It Is qtillo light lo
break your contract becauso it proves llio
worso for yon bceauso you nro the strong
ono and bo tho weak ono of llio two? That
don't strlko mo ns good Hlblo doclrine,
Xnbby. Wo that nro strong ought to bear
tho Infirmities of the weak, nnd no! lo
pleaso ourselves, you know."
"Well, I dunnn," said Xabby, twisting
llio corner of her shawl dubiously. "I
hadn't thought on it iu that light, i must
say. It's so ngaravntlng tn have such n
man for a husbtud. Hesides, I dunno's
he'd como back now If I wanted him to."
"Hasn't ho been back nt nil ?"
"Why, yes, ho did como once, for a pair
of pnnlnloons. Hut I didn't lake no notice
"Xow Xabby, you may depend upon It,
it wnsn t tho pnnuloons he was antr. f'ls
wanted to seo If you wouldn't relent. If
bo comes again, be a llttlo pleasant to hbn,
nnd I'll warrant boil slay, fiive him an
other chance, Xabby. Joslah Isn't tho
worst fellow In tho world by nny means.
He has his redeeming trnlts, after all. I
believe ho will bo better, If you try lo help
him. ou know Joslah Is ono Hint bears
a good deal of cneouiagcmcnt, Xabby."
Well, squire, I'll think It over. Any
how, I'm obliged to you. You're your
mother's own son; Just the samo good
heart. Would you bo able to eat somo of
my cheese, squlro?"
Try mo, and see, Xabby," said tho
squire smilingly, not Impervious to Xab
by s compliments.
Xnbby niado her exit Just ns Mrs. Hos
ley rushed In, full of wirely Indignation
tint the squire had been allowed to seo a
Xabby's homo was over at llio Corners,
three miles front tho village. Sho walked
rapidly a'ong lu llio fast thickening dark
ness, with the steady, strong gait becoming
the strong woman that sho was. Yet even
her imaginative nature was not proof
against tlio depressing Inllueneo of the
chilly, raw Xovcinber ctenlng. Tho wind
whistled through tbo baro trco branches,
which creaked and groaned mournfully,
nnd waved wildly up and down In llio dim
light overhead. Tho wind seemed to cher
ish a special spllo ngalnst Xabby. It blew
her bonnet oil' nud her hair Into her oye,
struggled madly wilh her for her shawl,
took her breath away, and firmly resistcil
her every step, finally, it began to send
spiteful dashes of cold raln-ilrois lu her
face rain that seemed almost to freeze her
ns It fell.
"Joslah used to como after mo with an
umbrella when I was caught out In tho
rain," thought Xabby. "Ho wns always
kind and good lo mo, after nil. I dunno's
heevcrgavo mo a cross word lnblsllre,
even when ho had boon drlnklns."
Hero tho driving, sleety rnln poured"
ilown upon Xabby with ronowed fierce
ness, hustling her madly around in (lend.- I
"All awful night to bo homeless, Xabby,"
something seemed lo say.
"I don't care," said X'abby to heisclf, be
ginning lo feel cross again, and genorally
Ill-used as sho grow wetter and colder,
"It served him right. Ho's niado his bod,
nnd ho can llo In It."
At tho Corners, tho light streaming
cheerfully out Into llio night from other
houles mado Xabby's lllllo houso look par
ticularly gloomy and tinlin ltlug. Xnbby
fumbled under tlio mat for llio door-key,
rumbled with stlU'encd lingers for tho key
hole, nnd dually succeeding In unlocking
tlio door, felt her way through llio lllllo
Theio Is always something "uncanny"
about golugnlono at night Into n dark and
shut up house, Hven peoplo of tho best
icgulated minds cxpcrlcnco a viiguo suspi
cion of something behind lliciu, a sense of
possible ghostly bands about to clutch
lliein In tho darkness. Xabby was n wo
man, llko Mrs. ICdiitund Sparkler, with no
lioucuso nbout her; bill, nevertheless, n
cheerful tnlo sho had rend yesterday In the
Chronicle, nbout a burglar nnd a lonn wo
man, kept coining Into her head, nnd sho
carefully avoided tho thick blackness of
llio corners nud tho pantry door ns sho
groped around tho kltchou for a candlo.
(if course the tiro had gone out.
"Two heads nro beller (linn one, If one Is
a sheep's bend," Xabby might have been
heard luutleilng nut 111 Die wnod-hotiso, ns
she stooped painfully down picking up
chlpsj by which oracular utterance I sus
pect sho wns thinking of what n good sup
ply of kindlings Joslah always kept on
band for her, and how much moro com
fortablo It was lu the old times coming
homo to n houso bright with light nnd
wafmlh nnd Joslah's welcome.
1'or Joslnh cherished tho most profound
admlintlon for Nnbby an ndmlrallon not
unmlngled with nwc. llo thought her n
most wonderful woman. Rho was Just ns
beautiful In him now ns In llio old courting
days, borbro the brightness nnd quickness
of tho black eyes had degencinlcd Into
sharpness, beforo llio smiling moulb had
nerpilrod Its hard, firmly set expression,
boforo llicro wcro any wrinkles In tho fore
head. People (nought Nobby bail done
well In marrying Joslah Oouldn pleasant,
good-nnlurcd young follow that every ono
liked) n young mechanic, not very rich
yet, It was line; but, with n good trade,
and such a wife ns Xabby, llicro seemed
nothing to prevent his figuring ns"onoof
our first citizens."
Anybody can bo somebody In this coun
try IT thoy nro determined. Hut that wns
exactly the dinicully wllb Joslah. Ilo nov
er wns determined nbout anything. Ho
full Into tho habit of drinking, bceauso ho
lacked sufficient slreuglb of wilt to avoid
IU Then Nnbby's sharp words, nnd his
fW" nilsorauiosonso or lufanness ana solf-
'pond without elfort or hope.
Ilv a beautiful dispensation of l'rovl-
denee, whenever n poor, shlfllcs., good-for-nothing
man Is sent Into our world,
somo active, go-nhead little woman Is In
variably fastened to him lo tow hint along
through, nnd keep his hend nbovowntor.
'It's for tho best, of course. AVhat would
liecomo of tho poor fellow without her?
At tho samo lliuo sho sometimes finds It it
Xabby was niiibilious and proud-splrll-cd,
willing to work, lo save, to do her part
anxious lo grt on In the world nnd slnnd
well nmong her neighbors. Tho fact, grad
ually realized, (hat In her husband she had
no help, no support, only a drag nnd bur
den, nnd finally a disgrace, had bcon a dis
appointment embittering her whole nature.
Toliavo a husband that no ono respected,
that oven tho boys around town called "M
Oould," was dreadful to Xabby. Perhaps
It was hardly strange that sho grow hard
.Meantime X'abby bad succeeded In stait'
lug tho fire, and having changed her dress
sat down to dry her feet until tho tca-kcl-tlo
boiled. Hut etcn llio ruddy light and
warmth with which the kitchen flro now
glowed could not feud oil' tho dreariness of
the night. Tho rain "tapped with ghostly
lliigcr-tlp tijton llio window-pane," and tho
wind howled nnd wnlled nrotind the houso
llko tho spirits of the lost pleading lob"
onco more taken back Into human life nnd
warmth. Such n wind stirs Iu even the
happiest hours n vague senso of loss, of
change, of all that goes to make up the nn
satisfactoiinoss of life. Dead sorrow scrcep
forth front their gnvos on such nights, and
stall; up nr.il down the echoing chambers
of the heart.
Xnbbv could not help wondering wliero
Joslah was tonight, It wns su lonely sit
ting thero with no ono to speak to, llstculn;
to tho moaning wind, tho creaking of tho
'blinds, tho loud licking of tho clock.
"And Thanksgiving Is coming," thought
Xabby. "A pretty Thanksgiving I shall
The wind walled nnd walled, and Xabby
thought and thought. Tho fact of having
"freed her mind" lo tho squlro had reliev
ed her long pent up Indignation, and now
sho felt more sad than angry. Up beforo
her seemed lo rlso a picture of her life, tho
youthful dieaius and hopes, tho changes
and disappointments, tho love turned Into
wrungllmr. Sho even thought of Joslah
with illy. Tor tho first tlmo sho "put her
self In his place," and realized how almost
Impossible it was for ono of his weak na
ture to resist, unaided, tho temptation
which would cost a stronger vlll no elfort.
"I'm afraid I'vo been a llttlo too sharp
with Joslah," thought she. I've sorter
took It for granted that I was a salntand ho
a sinner, and scolded him right alou
downhill. A nlco snlnt I nm I As proud
and hlgh-s rung as I.uclfer himself! Oh
dear 1" sighed Xabby j ".t pretty mess I've
made of living I If wo could go nack and
begin over again, It sccm to mo things
would go better."
Just then thero was a faint noise, llko
tho clicking of a door lalch. Xabby start
ed and looked round. All wns still again
no one was visible. Yd X'abby could not
rid herself of tho Impression that some ono
was near her, that o'dd seii"0 that wo hao
of another's individuality near us thou
"Thoro's somo ono hanging round heie,
I know," shu said to bcrsolf.
Xabby was ono who always met thin
hall-way . Accordingly, sho walked to llio
mitsldo door, nnd opening It quickly, peel
ed out into llio darkness, Thero stood Jo
slab wet, sheepish, sorry. Onco ho bad
started to ko In. but his courage falling, ho
lingered In dubious hesitation on tho door
"Whv don't you come In, Joslah?" said
"I didn't know's you'd want me, Xnl
by," returned Joslah with all tho inepknoss
of n returning prodlg.il.
Want vou ? Or course I do." said X'nb
rCy, heartily. "Come right lu. I'm goln
to havo gilddlo cakes for supper, and you
must lend 'em while I set tho table."
(irjddlo cakes was ono of Joslah's favor
llo weaknesses, and Xabby knew II.
Joslah camo In. Ilo never beforo expo
rienccd such delightful sensations, as from
the blackness und gloom of tho night, llio
forloriiucss of his wrelehed wanderings,
ho camo into tho cozy brightness of llio
kitchen, and felt that ho was homo onco
more. How good llio tea sntclleJ I Tho llro
roaied and snapped, tho tea kettlo boiled
nnd bubbled and bobbed Its lid tip am
down, and front tho griddle tho savory odor
of tho cakes ascended llko a homely In
cense. Joslah's face, shilling with lulug
led bent and happiness, as ho turned llio
grlddlo cakes, was something wnrlhscolng
Xnbby slcppcd briskly around geltlug
supper ready. It seemed so pleasant to set
llio tablo for two again, lo havo some one
lo nralso and nppreclalo her cooking. Tho
Xovciuber wind might howl IU worst now
lis hold on Xnbfcy wns gone. Inplacoof
tho bitter sadness that had hung heavily
around her dealt, was a warm feeling of
happiness, of comfort and hope.
All tho osplniiallou thoy had was this
Joslah drew forth front under his shabby
coat nil exceedingly awkward nnd knobby
"I've bought something for you, Xabby,
TJi.it "something" undone, proved lobe
a very bnndsoiuo brllannia teapot. 'I bat
toaiiol must havo known It was a peace of.
ferlng, Willi such piiiernntiiral brightness
did It shine und glisten. Somethlu
Xubby's eyes shono nnd glistened, too, nl
though tho winked hard nud scorned tho
weakness of u jsxket handkerchief.
"Thank vou Joslah," she Raldj "It's n
regular beauty, nnd I shnll set lots by It."
Which, so long ns Ihey understood oacn
thcr. was. perhaps, as well as If Joslah
had niado a long-worded speech of lepent-
aneo and rcfornnllon, and Nnbby nnother
of I lrglvcness.
I wish I could say that Xabby never
scolded Joslah again, but I can't. IIowcv
or, sho "drew It mild," und thero was a gen
eral understanding between them lliat this
was only n sort of oxorciso niado necessary
by habit a barking by no .means Involv
ing biting. And Joslah was so accustom
ed lo It that ho would havo missed It, nnd
not folt natural without being wound up
nnd set going for tho day by Xabby.
Ono day, lalor In tho winter, Xnbby was
washing for Mrs. Hosley.
So you'vo taken Joslah back again, al
ter all ?" said Mrs. Hosley.
"Well, yes, I have," said Xabby, giving
twitch lo llio shod sho was w ringing out.
Joslab mayn't bo very much lobragofi
but then you seo ho Is my own, and all
'vo got. Wo ro getting to bo old folks,
Joslah and me, and wo may as well put up
with each other tho llttlo while we've got
to slay here."
How lias bo been doing since ho camo
"l'irst-rnle. IIo's walked ns slrnlght ns
string ever senco. Ho's a good provider,
now ho's quit drlnkln', and n master band
for fixln' up around tho bouse, nnd mak
ing It comforlablc. I tell you what It Is,
Miss Holey, vvo'vo got to mako 'lownneo
for folks In this world. Wo can't have 'em
always just to our mind. Wo'vo got lo
tako 'cm Just ns llioy nre, nnd mako tlio
I'm glad to sco yrtt so much happier
and beller contented, Xabby."
Well, I used lofret nnd complain a good
deal because things hadn't turned out ns 1
expeelcd 'em (o; but lately I'vo thought n
good deal nbout It nil, nnd I'vo mado up
my mind that thero's considerable comfort
for every ono In Ibis world, after all. We
mayn't git Jest what wo want, but wo all
In which plcco of philosophy I beliovo
X'abby was nbout right.
Tlio great question of Prison Iteform Is
now ih eply ngltating tho political ceonom
Ists nud philanthropists of this country
and of Kitrope. X'ever slnco the Introduc
tion of this subject to public attention by
tho philanthropic Howard, ncaily ono hun
dred years ago, have the benevolent been
so profoundly Interested. Tho organlza
Hon ofnn International Congress to dellb
crate upon ic&orius In prisons and pcnilcn-
tlarlcs, project!, d by the Xatlonal Prison
Association of this country, has received
llio cordial approval of tho governments of
I'.urope and South America. .Such an
scmblaco of eminent phllanthroplsti can
not fall of accomplishing most gratlfviu;
results, and merits the camel sympithy
and active ca-operation of every lover of
his species, Tho X'alional Prison Associa
lion, dc?pito llio culpable Indllfcrencc of
legislators and llio apathy of tho public
mind, has been Instrumental lu effecting
ninny radical and wholesome reforms.
Hut much yet tcinains to be done, not tho
least of which Is to arouse from their scl-
fi'li suplncncss tho wealthy and Inlluen
tla classes ol our citizens, who seem lo re
gard even a spasmodic Interference with
politics ns inconsistent wilh their position
and dignity. Tor lecent events have dc
moustrnted that, so long ns tho conscrva.
live eleinciilsof society remain iiniutercst.
cd observers of political movements, and
leave to parllzans and demagogues tho en-
nctmcnt of laws nnd tbo ndmlnlslmtlon of
Justice, no effectual and radical rcforina
tlon can ho accomplished.
Tlio great objects tho Congress rcferied
to havo lu view are, to decrease the calcn
dar of crime, to restore Iho vicious to the
paths of viiltic, lo collect the llagiant n
buses which obtain lu prisons nnd pcuo
tcntlaiies, nnd lo effect the reformation of
It is conceded that, lu tlio United States
nt least, there are many peculiar hardships
attending tlio conviction aud punishment
ofcilmo which may be nmellorattd, with
out Interfering w lib Iho ellVctlvo ndiuliiis
(ration of justice. Among these may bo
mentioned that feature In Iho criminal code
which authorizes the compulsory dcteii
lion of an Innocent w ituess lo crime, while
the guilty perpetrator may, through pecu
ll la iy or pollllcal lullucuce, bo adinilted to
ball and ultimately escape merited punish
incut. Again, w hy should we not sympa
thiso w ith tho pitiable condition of (ho ills
charged felon, when his prlson-doois aio
thrown open? Hut his punishment does
not terminate w Ith the expiation of hlsscn
teuce. Tlio ban of siclety Is upon him
and tho penniless, friendless initc.i-t
.viiom a cheoriug (iod-spced would have
restored loan honorable and virtuous life
plunges anew Into tho whirlpool of vice
nud cilinc. tho association ol thojuven
lie culprit with the brazen villain who In
sills his leprous thoughts Into the suseep
llble heart of youth, has rendered many of
otir prisons the very nurseries ot crlmo
rather than houses of prevention and eor
reetlou, Xor must tho nliuost lusiipernblo
obstacles which obstruct nud delay the tri
al and conviction of wealthy criminals be
over-looked, whllo the puiirdimcnt of tho
penniless and friendless culprit Is swift
Theso nnd similar questions allectiug tho
vital lnieiests of society, will, no doubt, bo
thoroughly discussed by tho Iulernatloii
nl C ngre s. Wo cannot but hopo that
gi eat an. I lasting beuellls will result from
their deliberations, nud that Judicious it',
forms iu the criminal law and prison ilia
clpllno will boniggosled by their eomhln
ed wisdom und practical experience. Mcr
London, wilh a population of 3,000,000,
lias only nine dully pars, whllo Xow
Yoik vvllh less than 1,000,000 lias twenty
A Zuiosvlllo paper lolls of it youn
couple bent so eagerly on matrimony that
thov drovo Iwenty-threo miles In nn open
wngoii, with Iho thermometer seventeen
degices below zero, lo get a certllte.ilo
Their hands, foci, noses nnd ears wero more
or lois frost bitten, but they got thawed out
and united. They then stinted to drlvo
back again, and have not since been heard
Iu Kuglnnd theroaro abiut 40,000 ucres
of young oaks and oilier growing timber,
planted iu Inclosiires by authority of acts of
Parliament, of which 10,000 wero planted
last year. Of llio trees llins planted for na
vy purposes, nono of them havo attained
much moro limit balfof Ihtir full ono hun
dred years' growth! yet tho thinnings,
necessary to make room for llio ultimate
crop tu teach maturity, produeo n largo Income.
Tan f'.r.tif.vf .v vititHi.i.
Tho rezlon of prcciit famine In Persia
begins In the Piovlneo of Irak, no.ir Ham
iidan, Iho r apltnl of ancient Media, nnd ex
lends eastward fcOO miles over tho tablo
hind tu Afghanistan and siulbwunl over
Ihosnino Inblo lands and tho mountains lo
Iho Persian flulf. To bo suro Iho greater
pirlof Ibis Innuenso area wns but moun
tains and deserts boforo tho famlno began.
Tho resources which onco mado Persia a
great nntion havo gone to decay under suc
cessive vvar, conslnn' misrule, and tho
curso ofn fatso religion. Vast legions onco
Irrigated by man or watorcd by tho rains
of heaven, "havo ceased to bo cultivated.
Any ono who has travelled In tho far cast
lemcinbers Iho vast dry prairies, which,
wilh water, would bo as fiultfulas Illinois,
but without II nro as barren ns tho shifting
sands. Tho plnccs supplied with water
yield every kind of fruit nnd grain In n-
bundance. Hoses of every vnilety ami
loveliest flowers bloom In llio gardens and
fields and by tho way side. Theso beauti
ful nnd favored districts hnvo nourished
llie Inrgo nnd famous cities of Persia thnt
now nro famishing.
On tho Persian Gulf Is Ilushlro tho prin
cipal commercial port of Iho soulh. X'orlh
of Ibis Is Shlraz, tho capital of Pars or Per-
Bla proper, celebrated ns Iho homo of poets
nnd tho successor of tho capitals of Cyrus
nnd Darius. Haslwnrd nro Y'czo, Kcrmnn,
Mcsbld each llio capital of n largo prov
ince. Irak, which comprises tho gieater
art of ancient Media, nnd Parthla con
tains many of tho finest cities of tho king
dom. Ispalin, the old enpltnl, nnd Teheran,
tho present capital, havo each n population
nf near 100,000. Cnsblu, ICoorn, Casbnn
nnd many other towns nre considerable
size. Ilnniadan bounds tho region of net
ual famine on tlio west, as from this point
westward nnd northward the failure of llio
crops Is but partial.
Tho Inmlnc-strlckcn region, besides these
populous cities, has countless villages of
cultivators of tho soil and numerous tribes
of pastoral nomads. Tho population wilh
In llio famlno amounts to five or six mill
ions in llio Ihrco classes indicated, dwell
crs iu cities who aro tho artisans nr.d mer
chants, dwellers In tho villages who till
the soil, nnd dwellers In lenls who pasturo
their llocks nnd hcids on tho moui'tnlns
nnd deserts. Tho severity of Iho fnmino In
Iho cities nnd villages during the past
twelve months has been terrible In tho cx
trcmc. In Teheran tho royal residence,
tho resources of Iho government and the
efforts of foreign residents have prevented
the extent ofsullerlng to which other pin
ccs have boon reduced. Ill Ispahan the
number of deaths by famine up lo August
last was stated officially at 11,000; tho act
ual number was doubtless far greater. Hev,
Hubert Hruce, nn I'.ngllsb missionary on
the spot, under date of Apill 3, writes ol
the suffering lu Iphan : "The famlno
hero has readied n climax. The state of
Iho poor In Ispahan Is truly deplorable.
It Is Impossible tn go through the town
without seeing numbers of dead or dying
by the side of tho streets. A month later,
In May, ho snys: "I could 111! letters with
hcirt-i ending sec lies nnd stories of miseries,
stnrvnttou nnd death. Dead bodies, half
eaten by nnlllinls, on tile ronils nio seen Inr
almost every traveler. A few weeks la
tor l.e wiltcs again: "Tho famlno here
has been frightful, ncaily one-third of tho
population of many tow ns iu the neighbor
hood having died of it."
Another eve-witness, a Xestnrian preach
er laboring lu Ispahan and vicinity, gives
similar testimony. He says :
It Is impossible for tongue to describe
tlio horrors. Multitudes aro dying of star
vatlnu aud multitudes have lied. The fam
ished people hardly look llko human be
ings. As I go Into tho streets the dead and
dying and speechless meet tho eye on ev
cry side They snalch at everything (o cat
chall of barley, blood of animals, llesli of
horses nud donkeys. Tiiuciiladous nud
bitter crying for bread nre henrd on every
hand ns the poor ptoplo stagger along the
street. You vv'll seo peoplo In tho public
square selling their clothes and evcrvthln
they possess iu order to get a few pieces of
bread to prolong their sniveling for n brief
hour, who'i they must die. Thice-fourlhs
of Ispahan nro beggars for bread.
Tho condition of things further south has
been even ninrc fearful, Iu Shlraz and vi
cinity whole families havo died oil' aud
lain tiubiirled, or 111 somo Instances the
corpses been devoured by the survivors.
In Ispahan, oven. In a few Instances child
ren uru know lo havo been kidnapped to
bo killed nud eaten. Through tho great
provinces of Keriuau nud Khorasau this
famine has been Increasing through three
successlvo years, and lu many places half
the populallun have perished. The capital
of the Int named province Is n very cele
brated Prussian city und shrine, n cily of
100,000 or 120,000 Inhabitants. Tho latest
news Is that of the Inhabitants of Meshed,
two-thirds perished Iho past summer from
hunger and disease, nud most of tho rem
nant lied lo Iho country nnd wero captured
by roving bands of Turkomans nnd led In
From the llttlo Intelligence that reaches
Iho world fiom missionaries and other Uu
rnpean countries, wo catch glimpses of tho
ghastly nnd fearful calamity that cover the
laud. Tho scenes depleted iu Ispahan In
still more lurid colors might bo witnessed
lu thousands nf villages anil towns, and
ten thousand families. Xo extravagance
of Imagination can out-do Iho facts. Much
as the people of franco sutrered In war and
defeat, or the people of Chicago and the
uoithwest front fire, llio year 1ST1 has lis
darkest record In llio tiniccorded horrors
of famlno and pcstllenco In Persia. This
famine, moreover. Is not nl nn cud, Iu
somo localities, as lu tho vicinity of Ispahan,
there has been a partial harvest, which al
leviates tho distress for n time. Hut the
slioitstoioorprovlsliiiisfuruW.es no sur
plus, und will be soon consumed, nud thus
liofoio nnother harvest the severity of suf
fering will return even In tho towns and
villages. Hut oulsldo the fixed population
aro two or three millions of felyati or pas
toral tribes. And among these, at the pres
ent lime, direst miseries aro experienced.
Tho famine Is not only ono of cereals,
but of forago as well. Tho prophet of old
exclaims "Alasl for the day I how do llio
boasts groan I The herds ofcalllo nro per
ploxed bceauso thoy have no pasture, yea
tho Hocks of sheep aro undo desolate."
Theso pastoral Iribes havo boon lighting for
twn yo.trs past with llio driught, and as
tho pastures havo dried up their stock has
perished. The most melancholy lesult Is
tho death of tho animals iu such n land as
Persia, Thero are ni rivers, no railways,
no canals, no roads for-wheeled vehicles,
and so when tho animals dlo theio Is no
means for transportation except on tho
lucks of men. lu this fact is ono of the ag
gravations of Iho prcsont famine. A prop
er system of roads, and two or threo rail
ways, wilh somo systematic provision for
such a crises would initio a famlno llko
tho present ono Impoislblo. Hut when nil
communication Is by caravan, over paths
not highways, provinces tuohundred miles
apart nro practically of no sorvi.-o lo rich
oilier, Kach piovlneo must depend on it
self; nnd when Ihobeasls of burden nre ier-
Ished, nnd In tho ease of Iho I.elynls the
fio.-ks nnd herds nlso, on which llioy de
pend for food, thero Is llttlo left but for
them to sit down In Iho Mohammedan re
signation nf fatalism, nnd llvoon shoit al
lowance till their relief or death comes.
Theroaro this winter lens of thousands or
tho folyals of Persia with their horses
dead, their calllo and sheep largely so, with
no accumulated wealth with which lo pro-
euro broad, and no plaeo whero broad can
bo bought If Ihey had the means. Tho
grass may arrlvo with Iho coming spring,
but It will bo three years at least boforo
thoio can bo a harvest to supply tho people
with broad. Thus Sir Henry ltawiiisnn,
who knows Persia well, speaks of It ns a
doomed country." Certainly many of
theso pastoral tribes aro "doomed" unless
help shall reach them. Their ow n resour
ces aro exhausted, nnd their Isolation I.
such, nnd the means of communication so
destroyed, that practically Ihey might ns
well bo on n barren Island In a sea whiten
ed by no sail, ns In their dried up vnllcys,-
Tho successes of the West lu the mailer
of railroad building aro almost beyond be
lief. They sometimes make ono a devotee
to Iho Inspirational utterance of Shaks
peare, when ho niado Peck say that ho
would put n glrdlo rorflid llie earth in for
ty minutes. Two years ngo, for Instance,
llicro was not a milo of available rallioad
track In Colorado, and today five railways
make Denver lliclr centre. These aro llio
Kansas Pacific, tho Denver Pacific, Iho
"Hotildcr Valley," tho Colorado Central,
and the Denver and Hlo firande. In addi
tion to llicse, several now lines nro shoitly
to be opened, all bliuging Denver Into con
nection with many of the most active cen
tres of Iho West and Southwest. Many of
tho lines lead directly into coal nnd gold
nnd silver mines of undoubted value, nud,
piercing tho mountain ranges, bring their
treasures to tho daylight wilh it rapidity
and certainty which makes tho world stare.
Tlio Denver nnd Hlo (Irando road is de
scribed as Iho beginning of a new route to
Mexico, leading directly from tho centra of
tho United Slates lo the centre of the for
mer country, and running through a coun
try which Is especially rich lu agricultural
resources. Inasmuch as this lino Is tho
(list experiment of tho nariovv; gunge sys
tem lu lids country, lis completion Is ox
cltlng considerable Interest ; some, Indeed,
go so far as to call it the first proper exper
iment nf tho narrow guago system iu the
world. Tho frie load started with u six
feet guagc, and had to succumb lu the
struggle with nil other American nnd fu
repean lines of four feet eight Inches; but
now a road boasting only three feet In
guago proposes to usiiip tiie field, and is
building all Its rolling stock on n scale at
least one third smaller and lighter than
that of other roads. The cars and engines
employed on Iho now reatl, look, wo nro
astircd, llko playlh lugs beside the ponder
ous ones employed on other routes; Iho
rails weigh thirty pounds lo tho yard, in
stead of fifty-six; thccnglncs sixteen tons
instead of thirty ; Iho passenger cars, nl
thotigh they have eight wheels, six tons
instead ol eighteen, llko thoso running on
Iho broad gnguc; nnd tho fi tight cars two
tons instead of nine. Thccostofconstruct
1 ng this narrow guago road has been about
tl3,0OO a mile, while that of broad guago
roads going through n similar country Is
nearly 522,000. In some cases the grading,
which has been done on the narrow guago
road for $20,000 per mile, would, according
lo tho best estimates, have cost 00,000 on
tho broad guage. Tho economy i.i opera
tion Is alleged as tho main advaulago of tho
new system of building ; and the avoiding
of what llie London and X'urthwcsterit
Coinpanyconfesseslt has to undergo, name
ly, tl.o using of seven tons of dead weight
lo carry one of live. Is utterly avoided.
Tho narrow guage system is receiving a
very hearty adhesion In various pans of
Ihuope, as well as in America. Itussl.t
has ordered a tin eo feet six inch guago for
several important Hues in that empire.
Theio Is a very useful and prominent road
In Wales, only Iwn feet wide, but it Is con
sidered decidedly too uarruw for the pur
poses of this country. Tho Xorwegl.in
toads aro nearly nil tbrcu nnd ono hnlf feet
In width. Tho i!ilt!h aro Inclined to de
cide lu favor of tht co feet, ns they think It
secures tho very smallest proportion of
dead weight; and It Is possible that It may
bo adopted as the American narrow gauge
standard. Most of the new lines projected
in Iho West aro adopting, or seriously con
sidering llie adoption of this principle.
Heads iu Kansas, tho great Southern Pa
cific road lu Texas, the road between Terre
Haute and Cincinnati, br inches of the
Pennsylvania Central, tho Arkansas Con
tra), aro all narrow gauge; and .St. Louis
Is projecting an air lino of lliat kind direct
to Xcw York. Tho active leaders In tbo
narrow gatigo movement nro Philndclphi
uus aud Culoradlun ; nnd tho capital for
tho Western movement for this class of
railroads conies mainly fromJI'tiglaud and
Holland. The road front Denver to Mexi
co tho capital Is about ono thousand
miles, and It seems probable that Xew and
Old Mexico vv 111 both bo opened to us from
Colorado boforo connections from any oili
er pait of tho United Slates teach them.
How ir Fkki.s to nn DiiovvMNQ. Tho
editor of the Marietta Heglsler says that
when a boy ho was drowned, so far as lo
lose all consciousness; but consciousness
continued what seemed lo bo a long time
iirter respiration must havo stopped. Tho
mind ucleil with lightning rapidity, and
the things thought or In their multitudin
ous numbers and extrenio viv ldncs would
appear absolutely incrediblo to ono who
hat not tried It. Tho only dlsagreeable
ncss was In llio first strangling. After
lliat all was pleasantness, perfect phylscal
and menial happiness, everything gliding
dreamily along, till tho noxt ho knew, bo
was "brought to;" and then It camo bit-lerly-"Why
didn't they let mo alono? I
was happy, nnd now they've bioiight ma
Just ns a traveler was wilting his name
on tho register of a Leavenworth hotel, a
bed-bug took Its way ncross tho page. Tho
man paused and reniurkcd : "I've been
bled by St. Joo's lleas, bitten by Kansas
city spiders, nnd Interviewed by fort Keott
gray-backs, bill I'll lw d d If I was
ever In it plaeo beforo where tho bed-bugs
looked over llio hotel register to find out
whero your room wns!"