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BRATTLEBORO, YT., FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1877. NO. 17. The Vermont Phoenix. roaumiD VHM.Y M FIIENCII & HTEDMAN Ofllcn 7io.it efjrunllfi lion, Mulia Strrcrl, JjnATTLEBOEO, VT. Turois. Toslugle subscribers, by mall, I1.SS per annum la advance; lo clubi.il. 00. When not paid 1 n .dunce, 50c additional, per year, will be chatted. lUtis or Advcrtisiho msde known on application. Dirllif. Dealbs and Marriages inietted grstls ; Obitu ary Notices or Resolutions, Cards of Thanks, etc., lew ner line of ten words. 1W8IXJ2S8 CA11D8. Jr.X.-VK A SlIEIt.-HAX, Urneral Insurant, and Beat Eatal. Agent., liepresonliog Companies whose. Assets are over 4100,000,000. TENEMENTS TO LET. OlUcc in Thompson k Itsnger's Block, next door to I'hcxnli Office, BRATTLEllOHO, VT. QI.E.. UOl'AE, West Brattlcboro, Vt. O. A. Cr-arr, Proprietor. Coach from Depot every train. II I. UOI.TOX, 31. II., M'hgttcian and Unrffton, Office snd residence corner Main snd Walnut 8ts. At home from t to 3, and from 6 to 7 o'clock, P. M. 0, A. C3IIA.Y, :.., t'hytclan and Nnrgrmn, Elliot Street, Bbatxlxbobo, Yt. rAiixi.'v r. mtvcK, yi. !.. jyX. M'huilclan and Nnrgten. Office with Br. lfolton, corner hfsln and Walnut Sts., Ubattlebobo, Vt. 171 S)V. ITOlIAllI, It, .lllomrs It funirllrat Kan-, l.DnII.K..n,1.W. Bbsttlebobo, Vt. 1. Pl'T.TAJI, Itrnli.t, Crosby Block, BnaTTLKBOBO, Vt. A, BJ. C.lllPE.tTEIt, Market Block.Klllot St. Dealer in Toys, Fancy Goods, Books, Stationery, Newspapers, Msgsrlnes and Periodicals. Subscriptions received for the principal Newspapers and Magazines, and forwarded by mall or otherwise. H II. KOU1YE. Dealer In COFFINS and CASKETS, USE HIOCK, Alain !., UB1TTLIBBRIP, , I. miATTTjFAlOJtO Bttgtncgtt 3Dfrcctot. Yitme, Business and Location of theleading Business J louses tu jjratueaoro. CZTcdt tris out fob betebexce. Acrlcullnrial Implement.. O. F. THOMPSON k CO., Williaton's Eton. Block. WOOD fc MAItSUALL, Kichsnge Block, Main BU B. A. CLARE, Tyler's Block. Uooli.ellvr. and fllallasaer.. CIIENEY & CLAPP, 8 Crosby Block. F. C. EDWARDS, Vsn Doom's Bleck. J, STKEN, opposite Brooks lionse. Boots and Ntao... C. W. SMITH, Ray's Block, Main atreet. Carpet.. C. L. BROWN, Marshsll k Esterbrook's block, Msln St. HOUOIITO!), SPENCER k CO., Orsnite Bow. O. J. PRATT, 1 Oranlte Block. J. RETTING it SON, High St., next Brooks Home. Cement Drain Pipe. WS1. A. TELLETT, manf'r and contractor for laying. Cltamuer sets. C.L. BROWN, Marshall Si Esterbrook's block, Msln St. J RETTINQ k SON, High St., next Brooks Uonse. Clothier.. F. S. BRACKETT k CO., 4 4 5 Orsnite Bow. PRATT, WRK1IIT CO., 3 Granite Row, Msln St CH AS. J. ROOT, Brooks House corner. X A. WHITNEY, No. 1 Oranlte Bow. Coal. F. K. BARROWS, office with P. Barrows. A. J. OLEASON, with A. V. Cox k Co. Coffin, and Caskets. C. L. BROWN, Msrshsll k Esterbrook's block, Main St. Contractor, and Dnlldera. J. A. CHURCH, Flat St. Crockery and Ola.. Ware, FRANK O. nOWE, 1 door north Msln St. bridge. M. T. VAN DOOBN k SON, 7 Crosby Block. Ueutlslry. DR. C. S. CLARK, over Tratt, Wright k Co.'s store. Dlnlnr Jlooma. J. M. BARBER, No. 1 Market Block, EUiot St. E. L. COOPER, 1 door south O. J. Pratt's store. R. A. WEBBER, Main Street, opp. Revere House. Doors, Susu and Ullnd.. B. A. CLARK, Tyler's Block. C. F. THOMPSON fe CO., WllUston's Stone Block. Drug-ffl.t. J. W. OREGO, Main Street, opposite High. I. N. THORN k CO., 3 Crosby Block. II. C. WILLARD k CO., 1 Brooks House. llry Good. P. B 4RROW8, Main St., oppoalta Brooke House. IIOUQUTON, SPENCER & CO., 0 Oranlte Bow. u. J, PRATT, 1 Oranlte Block. Ferttllxer.. C. F. THOHTSON 1: CO., WUUston'a Stone Block. Furniture. C. L. BROWN, Msrshsll k Esterbrook's block, Msln St. 1. RETTINQ It SON, High St., next Brooks House. Groceries. A. C. DAVENPORT, 3 Crosby Block. J. W. FROST k CO., 8 Crosby Block. FRANK O. HOWE, 1 door north Mslo St. bridge. C. L. PIPER, corner Canal and South Main Sts. . j. HiunNnn. Exchange Block. Main St. MARTiN SCOTT k SON, Thompson t Bangsr". BPk. J. Q. TAYLOR k CO., 3 Brooke House. C. F. THOMPSON k CO., WiUlston'. Stone Block. Mardware, Iron and Steel. II. A. CLARK, Tyler's Block. C. F. THOMPSON k CO., Wlllitton's Stone Block. Ilarne.a Bailers. 1IEUSTIS 1; BUItNAP, Main St. Ice Cream Xlooms. E. L. COOPER, 1 door south O. J, Pratt'i itore. Insurance Affent. IT.TirTtT TIAT.nwVW. Thnrnmnn fc Rancer'a Block. CODWORTH k CUILDS, Room No. 10 Crosby Block. J EZiNlu s HIICUUAlt, -inompson a iuger s xiwck. MOODY k HOWE, Savings Bank Block. Jeweller.. RANC1ER k THOMPSON, 1 Granite Bow, L. U. REED, Elliot atreet. Xolt Printing'. D. LEONARD, Harmony Block, rear Crosby Block. GEO. E. SELLECK, over Brown'. Furniture Store. Machinist. I.. II. CRANE, Canal St. Meat Markets. W. F. RICUAr.DSON, Market Block, Elliot St. Millinery and Fancy Goods. O. J. PRATT, 1 Oranit. Block. Paints and Oils, B. A. CLARK, Tylei's Block. C. 1'. THOMPSON k CO., Willliton'a Stone Block. Paper llang-lnr. and Window shad.. J. STEEN, opposite Brooks House. M. T. VAN DOORN k SON, J Crosby Block. Patterns (Uutterlck's). HOCQHTON, SPENCER k CO., ag'ts, Granite Bow, Photoa;rapbers. D. A. HENRY, Cutler's Block, Msln St. C. L. HOWE, Union Block. Piano Fortes and Cottars Ort.s, EDWARD CLAUF, No. 10 High St. Nealnr Machines. L. U. REED, Elliot street. Hlenclls and Nleel stamps. E. M. DOUOLAS, opposite American Uonse. Stores and Tin Ware, A. V. COX k CO., Revere House block. WOOD MARSHALL, Exchange Block, Main Bt. Teaming-. CHARLES T. WHEELER, Centrevlile. P. O. Box 83B Undertakers. C. L. BROWN, Marshall k Esterbrook's Block, Main St. Uphol.terers, C. L. BROWN, Maransll k Esterbrook's Block, Main St, u. . niun an, n. rosin si., opp. urat'ieooro uouse. 4, ubiiuiu m. Du.i, jiigu oi., next uroosa uouse. SALEM LEAD COMPANY. lirABRANTED PCIIE WHITE I.EAI1 M Well known throughout New England as the t)uiiLBi,tifl&fti anu jcoi. LEAD TAI'H, 6-8 inch wide, on reels for Cur tain SUcks. LEAD JUIIIIOX.from 3 1-3 to 8 Inches wide, ud reels lor uuiiaers. LEA1I l.IK. of an r six. or thickness. At lowest market prices for goods of equal quality. ijo ruAKUis UKUw.Treaaurcr,Haicm, Mass, IS lAKENINIERNAlty, AND POSITIVEIV CURES lincUMAIIoMi UDUI, NkUKAllilS. ANU lUfflBAbU SOIOBVD nUCGISIS EVEflyWHERE. SEND FOR CIR HELPHENSTING & DENTLEYi DRUGGISTS. WASHINGIOf'-D.C Sold wholesale la New Yorkaud Saston. Brattlcboro Church Directory. FiBiTBAfiiiT. Mttn Bt.; Kcr. IIoriccBarchird, ft'iitor. BuDdiy icrtlcei at 10:30 . m.( 7:30 P. m, Bandar School 11 :ftO ft. m. MUilontry Con cert lit BundftT eTtDlog In etch month, Bundty School Concert uit 8andtye?tnlDgina.cti month, Prjer meeting! on the other Bundiy evenlngt. Monaiy evening, yonng peoples prftyer meeting, Frldftyerenlng, priyer meeting, 7 .15. Viit Drittlibobo Baftii t. Iley. C. A. Votey, Fii .ur oQuaiT erTicei . iu;ju m, m.; i;io nu cw I m DUDaif Dcnoot s. Jim p. in, itcanriatj erenlngmeeUDgftt7:30. Btatilree. iniBECoMaBiaiTioMAL. Mftln St.; Itev. Geo. L. niKer,u. is., Acting raiior cnnatjiemcea iu.au ft. m., 7:00 p.m.; Bundiy School 13 m. Miittontry ftndH. 8. Concerti take the place of the evening service on the lit and 2d Sundayi of the month, re pectlvely. Young people's meeting Monday eve ning at 7:30. Prayer meeting, Friday evening at 7:30. Thundiy p.m., ladles1 prayer meeting, at 3 o'clock. Conoreqatio KAL. West Brattlcboro J Her. C. II. Mer rill, ran or. banaay services sermon in morning at 10 .30, Missionary concert the first Sunday even ing of each month. Sermon every other Sunday evsnlng at 7 o'clock. Seats free. Sabbath school follows morning service. rucoPAL. M-ln St.; Bev. W. II. Collins, Rector. Sunday services t Morning prayer and sermon 10:30 a.m.; Evening prayer and sermon 7:00 p.m.; Sun day School 13:15 p. m. Holy days, 1100 a. m. Uoly Commuuloa 1st (Sunday In the month, and on all great festivals. The children of the pariah are cat echised on the 1st Sunday In every month at 3 p. m. Methodist E pi kco p a l Meetings In lower town hall j hot. i, xt A'crry, raiior. itcscqidb duouj at 10:30 ft. m.; Sunday School 12 m.; prayer meeting In the evening. B. 8. Concert 4th Sunday of every month. Class meeting Tncsdsy evening; prayer meeting Friday evening. Seats free. II ou ah Catholic. Walnut BL! Her. llenry Lane, rastor. Sunday services lllgh mass 10:30 a.m.; Vespers and Benediction 7 :30 p. m. MTABiAM Fbee Church. Main St.; Itev. Vn, L. Jenkins, rastor. Services Sunday a.m., at IU:30; Banday School and Bible Class after the morning service. Seats free. First Un.veb.uuit. Csnal BU; Bev. M. II. Ilsrrls, rastor, resilience on north St. isunuay sermon 10:30 a. ni. Services Mouday and Friday evenings at 7:30. T II 33 IS IT CURABLE ? rriHOSE wLo hate auffercd from the Tartoos and JL comrHcated forms of dlsesse assamed by Ca tarrh, and bare tried many ptmlrians and remediea without relief or cure, await the answer to this ques tion with considerable anxiety. And well tbey may ; for no disease that can be mentioned is so nntrersally Ere Talent and so destructive to health 1 Catarrh, roncbltls. Asthma, Coughs, and serious and fre quently fatal affections of the lungs follow. In msny cases, a case of simple but neglected Catarrh. Other sympathetic affections, such as deafness, Impaired eyesight and loss of sense of smell, may be referred to as minor but nevertheless serious results of neg lected Catarrh, bad enough In themselves, but as nothing compsrtd with tbe dangerous affections of tne throat and lungs Ukcly to louow. IT CAN BE CURED. IT can be cured. There Is no doubt about it. Ths lmmediatelr relief afforded bv Hamtobd'i Radical Ccm ron Citarbh la but a slight evidence of what may follow a persistent use of this remedy. The hard Incrusted matter that has lodged In the nasal passa ges is removea wun a lew sppucauona ; tne ulceration and inflammation subdued and healed; the entire membranous 11 nines of the bead are cleansed and pu rified. Constitutionally ita action Is that of a power ful purifying agent, de-troylng In its course through the Bvitem tbe add poison, the destructive acent in catarrhal diseases. SAXFORD'S RADICAL CURE IS a local and constitutional remedy, and is applied to tbe nasal passages by in in Oat ion with Dr. Ban ford's Inhaling Tube, which accompanita each article free of charge; and Internally, or constitutionally, where, by Its action on the mucous coatings of tbe throst and stomach, it frees the system from the poi son generstea by uaiarrn. until ims gooa resuii is efTwtrHl no rnnaont care ran be made. Thus the nnlted action of tbia remedy Is superior to all others or combinations of others. SAXFORD'S RADICAL CURE HAS worked a revolution in the treatment of Ca tarrh. Ithaa demonstrated beyond all doubt that this disease, even in its severest forms, is rursbls ana inai comiori ana nappmcss may da nisae vo 101 law years of misery, years of suffering, by a persist ent use of it. Tbe method vt trestmeDt originated by Dr. Sanford, .iz., tbe Ival and constitutional, by a rfraeay prepared uy aisuiraiion, me oniy one ev er onerra 10 me pumic mat wui Liar ine icsi 01 umi, SASF0RDS RADICAL CURE Is Prepared by Distillation. EVERY plant and herb that yields its medical es sence to it Is placed In an improved still ard there mingled with a sohent liquid, which, by beat. Is msde to pasa over Into tbe receiver, bearing with it the healing essences or Juices of these plsnts and herbs, free from every cctitamlnatioB, pure and col orlets. Thus tbe active, medical conitltuents of thoiiKaniii of nonndi of htrba mav be condensed into a very small compass. In this wsy Esnford's Radical (jure is mresiea cr tne nauseating, wonniess lea.urea of all other remedies, while its curative properties are Increased tenfold. It is positively the greateat medi cal triumph of the age. Eac b package contains Dr. Banford's Improved In haling Tube, with full directions for use in all cases. Price $1.00. For sale by all wholesale and retail drug gists throughout the United States, WEEKS k TOT TER, Osneral Agents and Wholesale Druggista, Bos ton. COLLINS' VOLTAIC PLASTERS An Electro-Galvanic Battery combined with the celebrated medicated Porous Strengthening Plaster, forming the best Plaster for Pains and Aches in the World of Medicine. ELECTRICITY Aa a curative and restorative a cent Is not caualled by any element or medicine in tbe history of the healing art. Unlesa the vital enark has fled the body, resto ration by means of electricity is possible. It is tbe last reaort or sn pnysicians ana surgeons, ana nas res cued thousands, apparently dead, from an untimely grave, when no other human agency could have suc ceeded. This is the leading curative clement in this Waster. BALSAM & PINE. Tbe healing properties of our own fragrant balsam and pine ana tne gums oi tne rait are tooweu inowa to reouire descrlDtlon. Their erstefu). healing, sooth ing and strengthening properties are known to thous ands. When combined in accordance with late and important discoveries In pharmacy, their healing and itrrnethenini? nroDertles sre increased tenfold. In this respect our Flaater Is the best la use without tbe aia or electricity. TWO IN ONE. Thus combined we have tio grand medical a gen's in one. each of which performs Its function and uni tedly produce more cures than any llmlment, lotion, wain, or plaster ever before compounded In the his tory oi meaicine. iry one. it ice, cents. Sold bv all drueeisti. and Benton recelnt of SS Cts, for one, $1.35 for six, or 1M for twelve, carefully wrapped, and warranted, by WEEKS & POTT Kit, rropnetors, xKwton, uaaa. 3? .A. T El ZfcsTTS R. H. EDDY, Xo.VO Nlsttest., oiiosltei Uilby, II oat on SEC ORES Patents In the United States; also in nrsit Arita.li!. Fnnce and other foreliro coun tries. Copies of the claims of any Patent furnished by remitting one dollar. Assignments recorded at u'..V,ln)n IVa Jnamrti la fat tlnlttd Stattl tOttttlm tttuptrtor 'facilititi for obtaining Pattnti or aictr. laming tut paieniaouuw oj invention, K. II. EDDY, Solicitor of Patents, TtlTllaOMULI. 'I rtnrA Ur. Eddtr ii on of Ihm most eaoablt (Mi tuectfful practitioners with whom I have had official Intercourse." CliAS. MASON, Com'r of Patents. "Inventors cannot employ a person more trust- wormy or more capauie oi aecunag lor mem aa cany ana favorable oonsiaeraiion at toe iatent umce." EDMUND BURKE, Ute Com'r of Paten Is, Boitqm. Oct. 19. 1B70. R. II. Eddy, Esq. Dear Slrt You procured for me in 1810 my first pate at. Since then you have acted for and advised ma In hundreds of cases, and pro cured many patents, reissues and extensions. I have oocaaionauy employe u me oesi agencies in new xors, Philadelphia ana wasDington, out i suit give you ai most the whole of my business, in your Line, and ad Visa oiners to cmpioy you. Yours truly. aSOlUlB DRAPER Boeion, Jan.I.iriT, 1 Miscellany. Twilight. Oft aa lb; thonjbts sr. overprond snd gar With pomps of life and glorlts of ths world, Or sorrow's knotted serpents ronnd tbe. enrl'd FttUr thins arms and cat tbv heart awav, Tarn back and look upon the solemn Fait; Think thou what alliath keen, what all shall be. Those pslt gray hnes of our mortality Ar. Jove that faded, woes thsl conld not last. Btand thou on memory's peak at set of day, And, In the dosky air twlat noon and night, Which la the funeral torch, and which th. light That goea before tbe bridal, canst thon say 7 As moonllt gardens with their alleys grsy Invite more lovers tbsn the glortou. morn ; As the bright Champaign with Ita waved corn Into soft sea. of asnr. diss away; As mountstns with tbelr pinnsde. of Ice, As twrrrn crsgs lit with tb. flame of even Look besntlfol, and atars come forth In heaven When dsy no longer daisies In the skies; As unseen violets yield tbelr rarest balm, Aa trnmpet notes wsx sweet upon th. wind, As lovely colors float before tb. blind, A. torrent waters from afar look calm; Bo Joy growetender, 8orrow's aelf la mild, Forgotten voices sweet aa mnsle seem, And stormy troubles quiet as a dresm, And Good and 111, old fea, seem reconciled. Frederick Tennyson. Hymn to t Uopartnl Chi 11. know thou halt gone to tbe house of thy rest, Then why should my soul be so ssd ? know thou hast gone where the weary are blest, And the mourner looks.up and is glad. Where love has put off, in tbe land of Its birth, The stain it had gathered in this, And hope, the sweet singer that gladdened the earth, Lies asleep oo tbe.bosom of bliss I know tbou art gone where thy forehead la starred With the beauty that dwelt In tby soul. Where ths light of tby loveliness cannot be marred, Hot thy heart be flung back from its goal, know thou hast drank of the Letbs that flows Through a land where they do not forget, That sheds over memory only repose, And takea from It only regret. n tby faraway dwelling, wherever It be, I believe thou hast visions of mine, And tbe love that made all thing a music to me I ha. e not yet learned to resign. a the hush of tbe night, ou the waste of the sfs, Or alone wl th the breexe on the bill, have ever a presence that whispers tf thee, And my spirit lies down snd is stilL Mine eye mnst be dark, that so long has been dim, Era again it may gaze upon thine, Bat my heart has revealings of thee and thy home In many a token and alga. never look np with a vow to tbe sky, Bat a light like tby beauty Is there, And I hear a low murmur like thine In reply When I pour out my spirit in prsyer. Add though, like a mourner that alts by a tomb, I am wrapped In a mantle of care, Yet the grief of my bosom oh, call It not gloom- Is not tbe blak grief of despair. By sorrow revesled, as the stars are by night, Far off a bright Tlsion appears. And hope, tike the rainbow, a being of light, la born, like the rainbow, In tears. T. E. Ilervey. dOLDEX LOCKS. Tbe story of as Snitch. "What do I know about such maClora?" saltl Bquiro 1'osllelUwalte, rumpliug up his Saxon brown hair Into a crest on the very top of his head. Tho Squlro was alandlug In tbe nildJIo of the sunny slltlng-room a loom aglow with wreaths of autumn leaves and blos soming geraniums, nilb a wood fire on tbe bcirtb, which exhaled a faint piny per fume from the resinous Iocs which were crackling there, and tho biggest tortoise- shell cat In New Jersey asleep In front of tbe blaze. Tho Squlre'n wlfo wai balanc ing herself on tlptsetn sew a button on his shirt bosom a malicious billion which had flown ou without the slightest previous notice, a very Mepblttopbcles In mother of pearl. The Squiro was (all and big and ea sily wheedled; tbeSqulro's better half was round and petite and possessed of a good deal of feminine diplomacy; and, as a mat ter of course, Mrs. rostlelliwaltc conquer ed. Oil, uiy dear, k's tho simplest thing In the world," said she. "But it's o perfectly absurd I" persisted the Squire. "The idea of my going into ono of those llroadway places and asking for a aw itch 1" "It's done every day, my dear," aald Mrs. Fostlchwalte, deftly breaking the thread. "And really my hair la getting so thin, what with crimping and frizzing and everybody elso wears a false braid, or a bunch of curls, or something, and I am positively singular without one. And I wouldn't in I nil walling until 1 go up to town in January, if It wasn't for Fjnny Leslie's charade party. Every body will be there, and of courso you want me to look as well as any one else, don't you, dear?" The Squire could not gainsay this lead Ing proposition. He had married a pretty young country girl for love, and during all the flvo years of their wedded life the toreh bad burned clear upon tho altar of his heart. "Of course I do," said he heartily. "Then you'll bring tne tbe switch, won't you I" coaxed Mrs, Poslltthvralto. "If It must be, I supposo It must be," assented the Squire with a grimace. And when be drove off to the depot, ho carried in a pocket case, next to bis heart, a lock of his wife's flaxen hair not aa a keepsake, but as a sample. "Tblrty-slx inches long, at least," Mrs, Fostlethwaltecallsd after him. "And crimp ed a little at the top, If it's not charged ex tra for." Squlro Fostlothnalte didn't go to tbe city every day. As a general thing, his peach farm in New Jersey occupied tbe most of his time and attention; but when be cftiX mingle with tbe gay and metropol itan world, be resolved lo enjoy himself to tbe utmost. So be engaged a room at tbe most expensive and aristocratic hotel he could Hud, visited the Academy of Design where ho didn't understand the pictures at all, and went In the evenings to the theatre, where he cried over Ihe tragedy, and laughed bis vest buttons off at tho brisk little comedy that served as an afterpiece. and was a little abashed at tbe ballet. And It is most probable that he would have for cotton bis wife's commission entirely if, lu tbe process of searching his pocket case for a note which be was to presout for payment at a city hank tbe next day, he badn' chanced to come across the tress ofsblnlng gold. "Hallo I" aald tho Squire, smiting his knee with one band, "bore's Folly's balr And I must go and buy the snitch to-uior row, or tbore'll bo the deuce and all to pay." He went that afternoon to dine with old Mr. Ponsonby at Delmonlco's for tbe Squire bad alia child's delight in gilding and fresco and lights, uiu Mr. ronsonuy rather discouraged the switch business when, ovor tbelr modest bottle of claret, tbe Squire broached bis proposed errana oriuo following morning. "I wouldn't," said old Mr. Fonsonby, shaking his head. "Wouldn't t" echoed tho Squire. "Why not t" "It's running Boreal risk," said Mr. Fon sonby, oracularly. "I'm told that yellow fever and small-pox, and all that sort of thing, aro disseminated to an alarming ex tent through tho medium of fatso balr." Squlro Fostletliwalle opened wide his eyes and mouth. They cut off tbo balr of hospital cases, and sell It to pay expenses, you see," added Mr. Ponsonby, lowering bis voice. No?" interrogated the Squire. Fact." nodded tbeold gentleman. "And, besides, tboy Import a deal of It from for eign countries, where tho people aro in no wise noted for cleanliness or health." Never beard of such a llilng In my life," asseverated Squlro Postlelhwalte. "Aud tho only way to be qullo suro about what you'ro buying Is to sco It cut from tbo human bead yourself," asserted Mr. Fonsonby, peeling a banana. "llut I don't sco bow that can bo done," hesitated tbo Jersey poach farmer. "I don't cither," said Mr. Fonsonby, and that's tho reason I advise you to drop the whole thing." Squire Fostleluwaltoshook hlshcad mild ly. It was all very well for Mr. Fonsonby to bo thus 1st ish with bis counsel, but Mr. Fonsonby didn't know bow It was himself. He wasn't a married man. His wife hadn't charged him with a particular commission, aud wasn't expectantly waiting for him at home. Let Mrs. Fostlolhwalto bo satisfied with her own hair," urged Mr. Ponsonby, nib bling at an olive. Women are never satisfied," said Ihe Squire, gloomily. "Then let her learn the lesson of content ment." "Women never learn," said tbe Squire, lint be recalled hl friend's good advice the next day, when be walked Into M. Kiutle Duplgnac's "Centennial Hair Empo rium." M. Duplgnac rubbed his hands as lie hur ried behind the plate-glass counter, and bepged blandly to know "In what ho could have tho happiness to serve monsieur." I want a switch," said Squire Fostle tliwalle, a lltllo uneasy under the brlgbt eyed regards of M. Duplgnac's ten "sales ladles," who were dressed rather more splendidly than bis Folly, even In her church-going attire, and wore glittering Jovtelry, which our honest Squire believed lo be real aud of great price "and It must be of this color," holding up the sample, and one yard loug." M. Duplgnac critically surveyed tho lock, with bis head first on ono side and then on tbo other. "It is of a color truly ravishing," mid he. "But nevertheless I flatter myself that I can match It." Aud he briskly opened a drawer full of long snitches, neatly packed In narrow pasteboard boxes, and odorous of camphor, and whisked out a mass of palo rippling gold, which ho bold up lo tho auullght with Folly's lock laid against it. "Nature itself I" cried M. Duplgnac, the atrically. "No you dou'l I" ssld the Squire, setting his teeth together like a steel-trap. "Comment t" demanded M. Dupiguac. "Put up that thing," said Squire Poitlc- thwaite, "and shut tho drawer." Mouslour would wish It a shade light er?" queried tbo Frenchman. "Or perhaps darker T Vraiment, It Is mere mailer of taste." Monsieur don't want any of that shear- ed'Off trash," said the Squire, laconically. M. Duplgnac drew himself up w llli Na poleonic dignity. "Monsieur will perhaps allow ine to a.suro hi in," said he, "that there Is no better stock than mine upon the con-tl-nenl." 'I'm not qullo sogrecu as lo mvMIow ev erything I hear, If I do como from the country," said tho Squire, composedly. "Shut up that drawer, I say. Nono of your second-hand scarlet fever and NUiall-pox for mo. Nono of your dead people's clip pings out of Ihe hospitals." 'Itul, monsieur" gesticulated tbe Frenchman. I tell you," roared Squire Postlelhwalte, waxing noisy as ho became more in earn est, "I won't buy a alugle solitary spear of hair unless 1 know where It came from. I'll see it cut myself, or I'll let It severely alone." M Duplgnac's momentary expression of dismay and perplexity gave way to an In stantaneous Illumination of all tbo facial muscles. "Uy all means, by all means, if monsieur wishes It," cried he, titling the flvo fingers of ono band against the flvo lingers of tbe other. "Monsieur shall bo satisfied. I court publicity. I Laurel" lo one of the extravagantly dressed shop-girls "where then Is tbe poor girl who was here this norniug, wishing to sell her hair? the girl with les chevevx d'or, tbo bead of real gold thai takes Its burnish in tho sunshine? Does she still wall, Laure?" Mademoiselle I.auro svas not quite cer lain as lo that, but abo bad the young per son's address. The young person should be immediately sent for. "Let her be summoned at once," said M Duplgnac, with a wave of the band, as If be was a monarch, Issulngn royal mandete, "And" with a secondary sweep of the arm toward a velvet upholstered chair "If monsieur will honor us by waiting but a few seconds, his undeserved doubts shall all be set at rest." "Seeing is believing," said Squire Fos tlethwaile, cavalierly. And ho sat down, softly whistling "Donnie Dundee," and staring steadfastly out of tbe window. In about fifteen minutes thero was a Wile bustle of arrival In tbe next room. M, Du plgnao lirtod a Nottingham 'lace curtain which shielded tbe glazed upper half of the door of communication, and placing bis finger on his Hp with a truly French gos' lure, pointed to a lovely bluo-eyed young clrl. drossed In faded and shabby garments, but with magnificent pale yellow hair floating like a glory down over her shoul dcrs. "By Jove I" ejaculated the Squire, "that's a splendid bead of hair I" M. Dupignao shrugged his shoulders, "Sbo offered to sell It to us this morning,' said ho; "but wo bad not then an oppor tunity to dispose of It. It is to succor ber needy mother, poor lamb I They aro poor but respectable." "You know them, tbeu?" questioned tbe Squire. "I know them well. Ah," added M. Du plgnac, sentimentally, "bow one has pity for Ihe poor." "I'll buy It," promptly Interrupted Squire Postlelhwalte. "There's no danger of any scarlet fever or small-pox there. She's as fresh as a rose and aa clear as a pink. What will it cost t" "Look at (be thickness t look at Ihe length of that ehevelure" cried the ecstatio French man. "It is cheap posltlTely dirt cheap at titty dollars. Bui lo securo monsleui's custom" "I'll lake It," said tbo Squlro with alac illy. M. Duplgnac motioned lo Madimulsello Laure. Mndomolselle Lauro lapped a liny silver call-boll, and a wblto-aproucd man In the next room, who looked llko a barber In dlsgubr, went ruthlessly to work shear ing away tho long yellow locks. As one hy one bo dropped llicm Into a flat willow basket at his side, the girl put her pocket- handkerchief tn her eyes and visibly sob bed. Poor girl 1 poor child I" said Squlro Fos- llilliwaltc, reeling an uncomfortable sensa tion of tightness in tbo' region of Ihe hcait. "It's a shame but Ihon, If she's compelled lo part with It, I may as well buy as any one else. Here, you monsieur, Just give her this Ion-dollar bill over and above the bargain. I can'l enduro lo seo a pretty girl cry never could." Which, If Iho leader pauses to reflect, made Mrs. Fosllclbwalto's switch como very dear. However tbe Squlro trudged off with the yellow trcasuro neatly packed In one of the long pasteboiird boxes. For bo sat and waited for It lo bo woven Into a stem, soon er than lo bo in any wise deceived by any article that was not Ihe genuine one. "At nil events," chuckled tho Squire to hlmseir, "I'o outgeneraled tho New York ers Hits time. I've proved to 'em that I'm not to bo put otr with Iho trimmings of their hospitals, nor any of their trashy im ported stuir, brimful of shtp-fever and In fection. To bo sure it has cost a good deal, but I don't bellove Polly will grudge tbe price when sho hears oil about It." This was Squlro Fosllethwaltu's last day lu tho great inotronoll", and toward after noon bo completed bis various errands lo his entlro satisfaction, and started otr down Corllandt street at n brisk walk to lake tho four o'clock train, which would laud htm within a few- miles of bis beloved peach farm, when, all of a suildcn, emerging from a nannw ldo street, whom should he meet but the gnlden-halred damsel who ha,l critil so mellliigly at hat lug her 1 1 ess es cut away that self-sauio niorulug In tbe Centennial II lir Emporium! And al Ibo same moment, with a Utile bob of a court esy, the golden-haired damsel proved to him that the ttcogulllou was mutual. It Is I" cried tiie Squire, dropping two or threo bundles iublsbewlldeiment. "No, It Isn't 1 Yes It is!" For tho face nnd eyes and pretty little childish dimples cm cheek and thin wcte the same, but, In, and behold I a luxuriant braid of aureate hair was coiled aroundand around Iho head under the ualty little felt bal with its bluebird's wing. I'm much obliged for Ihe ten dollars, Sir," said Ihe girl. "Gentlemen isn't gen erally so liberal." "B butyour hair?" stuttered our Squire, seal cely able to credit the evidence of his own sense. 'Oh, dear, Sir, II wasn't my hair al all," saldthegitl. "It's Just a lot thsl M. Du pl;:uac keeps on hand, mounted on lnvii- bte iiclling, aud It Isn't clipped otr at all, only loosened fiotn Ihe net by a book on the end of the scissors. Some of the cus tomers likes it cut direct from tho head gentlefolks has all corlsof whims and M. Duplgnac keeps mo for a blonde, and Ma ry Anno Perkins for a biunelte. Wo rolls up our own hair boy fashion, and II don't show unless you get scry close. I wouldn't have told on him neither," with a little toss of Ihe head, "If It hadn't been for bis wanting lo crib all the extra ten dollars for himself." Squire Posllelbwaile drew a long breath. He began to be painfully conscious that he had lint "outgeneraled" tho city people so completely as he had Imagined, alter all. Should he go back, be asked himself, to M. Duplgnac's Centennial Hair Emporium, and punch the head of that distinguished foreigner t or should he report tho whole mailer at police headquarters? or perhaps best and most senslblo course of all should lie take the originally purposed four o'clock train, go back lo tho Jersey peach farm, and keep bis own counsel for ever and a day? Squiro Posllelbwaile decided In favor of the taller proposition. Ho w ent home with his golden switch in its box, gave it ts Pol ly with a klss.aud novertold ber of his ad venture. Aud to this day she doesn't know how much It cost. "Where iguoranco is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise." Ilarjier's Bazar. Child JUfr. From Harriet Martincau's auloblogra phy parents may derive lessons of wisdom In the mental training of tbelr children which cannot fall lo bo vastly instructive, In ber childhood, wo are told abo was one of tho most delicate and sensitive little creatures Imaginable. Alarmed and start led by the most ordinary occurrences, her sleep often disturbed by tho most frightful dreams, neier able to cross theyard of hor father's houso to the garden beyond with out flying and panling,and dreading to look behind because she feared a wild beast was in pursuit, ber infantile years wore passed In an unvarying atmosphero of nervous excitement and terror. Longing for Ihe love and sympathy of her parents, she says it never occurred to her to spoak to them ef anything she felt most; and she doubled In mature life if tbey evor had tbe slight' est idea of ber miseries. "It seems lo me now," she remarks, "that a little closer ob servalion would have shown them tbe causes of the bad bealtb and fitful temper wblcb gave them so much anxiety on my account, and I am sure that a little more of thecheorful tenderness wblcb was In those days thought bad for children, would have saved me from my worst faults and from a world of suffering." To tbe best of ber belief, Miss Martlncau soys, the first per son she never was afraid of was ber aunt Keulish, who won her heart and confidence when sbo was sixteen. And yet tbe pa rents of such a daughter never Intended to bo unkind ; they simply did not know any tblug of the delicate nature of "tho harp of a thousand strings," and trusted to"rellg Ion" (J tbe only means for keeping It In tune. Tbo horrid dreams, It was found out long years afterwards, were tho result of an improper diet, and tbe unhappy dlspo slllon which made tbe victim's life a per petual torment to herself and family, was tbe result of that austere demeanor wblcb froze In Its fountain every aspiration for tbe sympathy and love of ber parents, This case may be fairly considered as an 11 lustrativo one of many thousands which are constantly occurring, where tbe best Impulses of childhood are warped and per verted by parental harshness, or through Ignorauce on the part of parents of Ibo bet ter methods of Intellectual and moral de velopment of their children. Happily for tbe rising generation, there has been a great change for Ibe better In recent years, In tbe nlans of home education and home rule and It has become quite, tho fashion for pa rents to keep alive In tbolr hearts toe mam orles of their own youth, and to encourago tbolr children to parliclpalo In all the en joyments that spring from social inter course, from books, plays anil games lu the Immediate circle of home. It seems lo havo been discovered al last that tho best way to develop tho tnoxtal nnd moral nature of a child Is not by forcing Its gushing aspira tions for sympathy and knnwledgo Into the narrowest channels of scclarlau bigotry, but to givo It room fur expansion In tbe freest conlldeuce with the elder members of the family ; aud by Iho gratification of the lovo of exorcise, pleasure andoxcile ment, with the most ample opportunities to participate lu all liinoc.vit diversions with playmates, nol only upon Iho play ground or in tho street, but also In Ihe fam ily circle. By pursuing such a course, tho humblest homo can ha rendered tho dear est spot on earth lo Ibo younger members of the family; while the elders, realizing moro lully by such associations that Ihey aro but children f a larger growth, can tbo more easily "train Ihcmup In thowaylhey should go, so that when Ihey aro old tbey will not depart from It." Boston Herald. Wlicst Is True- Economy f Ouo definition of true economy is, good management, or, that enlightened Judg ment, by which a person obtains the most benefit from a certain outlay of inouey. If I buy a pair of boots for ?o, and they last ut a third as long as a pair for which I pay 10, the f5 pair aro tho dearest, and tho pair which cost tho most are the most eco nomical. Tho same slmplo rulo holds good regarding dry pood, clothing, or almost any article of universal wear or consump tion. A spirit of false economy has been engen dered during Iho period of hard times For Instance, peoplo base been led lo pur chase inferior food, fuel, bats, boots, and other articles of clothing, because they could get them for less money than belter articles would cost, and thus they sacrific ed real economy to present convenience. It is a short-sighted policy, however, which manages only for present uecessl- lie--. A really economical, prudent buyer or anything will look lo the amount of ser vleo It Is likely lo air, ml liltn for the price be pay, and he recogulz's the truth of tbe old maxlui, "Penny-wise, pound-foolish." Unhappily it Is true that many aro so poor Ihal when Ihey purchaso they are compelled to purchaso tho very poorest qualities of clothing or other goods, bo csuso offered at the lowest prices; yet in reality tbey pay moro for what tbey gel than the middle aud richest classes pay fur what thoy gel, If tho latter buy sterling goods at fair prices. A man who buys half a dozen flimsy umbrellas a year, that split lu the first gale, and buys them because he gets them at $1.50 each, pays !'J for si hat Is next to worthless; yet possibly ho thinks himself more economical than one who pays i for one good umbrella which would outlast them all. So In tho purchaso of cloth and clothing. thero is much extravagance in Imaginary cheapness. Of lato years there have been and are now In voguo Inferior "wcolen" fabrics, largely mixed with cotton, shoddy, etc., to u.cel the demand for "cheapest" goods, and so dexterously as to defy detec tion oven by experts. These spurious im itations aro only proved so hy chemical test or by their unsatisfactory service after being worn a short time. Such fabrics re mind us of the Imitation butter called oleo margarine, and of many other devices in geniously sainped up lo meet tbe cry of hard times. Tbey recall the moral of Frankliu's story of "Look at t'other side, Jim!" True economy will teach that what costs tbe most at first is generally cheapest in Ihe end. Thoughtful people know this, aud, by making Judicious purchases, save themselves from repealed outlays for in ferior goods; while IbougbllfBS people in cur such vexatious expenses, because fas cinated by the low prices at which such goods are offered. Tho day of miracles has not yet arrived, aud tradesmen are pretty much alike, In one respect, all the world over, namely: thoy never give something for nothing, and, as a general rule, make poor goods tbe penalty of poor prices. Wherever there are swarms of necessi tous people there the trade lu luferlor goods at "cheapest" talcs will flourish, because tbe dealer lu sucb guods makes rich profits from Ihe large amounts be sells to tbo in digent or unwary. Bui ibe buyers of such articles have Ibcir pockets more largely depleted, In Ibe long run, than tboso more fortunate citizens who are Judges of tbe quality of what they buy, and who, buy leg only superior goods at a fair price, find tbein of a lasting and satisfactory charac ter. While I recognlzo the facility and enter prise with which dealcis in the lowest priced low grade goods lu any trade meet the demands of tbelr especial customers, I cannot but accord high credit to that other class of tradesmen, whoso prosperity and good name have been won and maintained by the sale of sterling goods which uni formly prove all they aro represented to be, and are sold at only a fair advance up on their sctual cost. Or. Commercial Uul letin. It is related of Bishop Simpson, tho eml nent Methodist divine, that soou after bis election to tbe episcopacy he happened to be In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was introduced lo a clergyman there as "Broth er Simpson," and allowed to preach In bis pulpit on Sunday morning. While tbe col lection was being laken, Ibe clergyman, who was astonished at Iho proacher's elo quence, asked, "Are you a traveling preacher?" "Yes," said Bishop Simpson, "I have been an Itinerant for several years, and now travel a very large circuit." "What conference do you belong lo?" "I did belong to the Pittsburg, but I can not say that I am attached to any particular conference." "What did you say jou name was?" "Simpson." "Simpson I Nol Bishop Simpson?" "Why, they call me bishop sometimes.' Greatly surprised, tbe mlnlstbcr rose, and exclaimed, "I have the pleasure lo announce to tbe congregation tbat tho eloquent preacher who lias addressed us this morning IsBlsh- op Sltnpsom" Another Bio Bin doe, A plan has been adopted for what will bo known as tbe Blackwell's Island Bridge, connocllug the New York and Long Island shores via Blackwell's Island. lis entire length will be over two miles, and tbe floor will be 135 foci above mean blgb tldo. The bridge will be all Iron, lo cost about $2,500,000, and Is to be finished Id about two years. It will bavo roadways for railroad trains, car riages, and foot passengers. l'OltrUU.T woTCI, Tao support of the royal family of Eng land, paid by Ibo government, costs 850, 000 a year, It is said that tbe demand for Ivory in England causes the death of 60,000 elo phauls annually. Another gtcat European luuucl will be finished January 1, 1878, through Iho Pyr enees, connecting France and Spain. The Japan varnish trco has been plant ed lu great numbers In Iho Paris parks. It resists Ihe ravages of dust and storm better thau other trees. A curious rulo prevails tu Germany, that If a perron Is Injured on a lalltoad and subsequently dies from tho Injurlos rccclv od, tho occurrence la nol deemed a railway accident uulesi death occurs within 2t hours. Alderman Nlcholls of Manchester, England, lately deceased, left 100,000 for tho establishment of an institution for lLo education slid Industilal training of potr boys abovo seven years of ago. Magglo Woods, a child of i years, ro ccnlly arrived safely In Stockport, Eng land, having made Ibo journey from Chica go, without anycaro but tbat of tho rail road and steamboat employes. Trials havo been made In Homo of a solution or chloride of calcium as a substi tute for water In laying the dust tn the streets, and Iho result Is said to bo highly satisfactory, tho dampness communicated to the road remaining for awbolo week without making any mud, and presenting a bard surlacc, which is not easily disturb ed. A few days ago Ibo foundation stono of a church In England was being laid, when tbo gentleman officiating discovered that he had closed the bottle Intended lobe plac ed lu the corner-stone without putting all the necessary coins into It. Ho asked If any ono had a cork-strew, and Instantly every clergyman aud most of Ihe deacons put a baud Into his pocket In search of one. France is learning a lesson or England, and proposes to import American beef on a large scale, only it is tbe South American article that she will draw upon at first. A Joint stock company with an Immense cap ital bavo control of a patent refrigerating process, and if It works well Ihcyaretu build a factory near Buenos Ayrcs and do a big business, employing a special lino of steamers lo Irausact It. The cxperimenl of a city making and selling its own gas seems to be quite suc cessful In Birmingham, Eugland. The au thorities bought out tho prlvato corpora lions two years ago, and, last sear, tho city served customers at 70 and 80 cents a thou sand. Some 321,000 tons of coal were used to make the gas, and Ibe city's profits, aside from interest and sinking-fund lo pay for the works, amounted to $143,000. Switzerland, like many other I.uro- pean countries, is now suffering from a great depression In trado and industry. Tho trade in silk, cotton, and embroidered goods w hicli has hitherto brought so much wealth to the inhabitants of Ibe German districts in tho southwest, the watcb-mak- ing Industry cf French Switzerland, and Ibo betels and railways arc now passing through a period of crisis, probably soon to be aggravated by a protectionist policy onH the part of France. Olive Logan writes of some American manufactures in England, that the English market has been euonnously supplied with American stationery of the more fanciful and artistic sou ; thai the Wallham and El gin watch interests are driving a lucrative trado; Sielnway has set up a depot for his pianos in u fashionable locality, and tbey aro making their way; aud as for the sew ing-machine traffic, that Is enormous be youd casual compute, and no other tnr.kers can hold a caudle to tbo Yankees for these instrument". Thero Is a t-ort of Sabbath-keeping re action in Europe at present. A Catholic prlcsl has for some timo been traversing France and preaching, from an Ultramon tane standpoint, In favor of n moro com plete observance or Sunday. And now much altenllou Is drawn to u essay by Professor Nlemsyer of Leipsle, In which he claims, from elaborato statistics, tbat tbe Jews of Continental Europe live ten years longer ou Ihe averago than tbelr Christian neighbors, and attributes Ihe fact lo tho Sabbatic observance of the Israelites, while the Christians are deprived of their week ly rest. Tbe throne-room ol Ibo Sultan at Con stantinople Is gorgeous. Tbe gilding is un equaled by any other building hi Europe, aud from the celling hangs one of tbe su perb Venltiau chandellerx, whose two hun dred lights mako a gleam like that or a vor ilablosun. At each of tho four corners of tbe room tall candelahras tn Baccarat glass are placed, and the tbrono is a huge seat covered with red velvet and with arm and back of pure gold. In tbe day tlmo floods of brilliant light pour into Ibis room from tbe tbreo great windows looktng out on tbo Bosphorus, Scutari aud the Sea of Mar mora. ?lus IX. sleeps luoneof the smallest of tbo 11,000 rooms at bis command. A narrow, bumble bed without curtains or drapery something similar to those used lu seminaries for schoolboys a sofa, two or three common chairs, aud a wilting ta ble are all the articles of furniture; few and simple enough for a Capauchin. Thero Is not even a rug by tbe bedside to cover tbe floor of red tiles, not in tbo best repair. "Tako care bow you step; there is a brick loose," said tbe Pope to a Turinese ecclesi astic, wbo was admitted to his presenco tbe otber day when he was confined to bed, and whose eyesight he know was not as good as bis own. Winter and summer allko tbe Pope gets up soon after 5 o'clock. A Cheerful Atmosphere. Let us try to be like the sunshiny member of tbe family, wbo has tbe estimable art or mak ing all days seem pleasant, and self-denial and exertion easy and desirable. You have known people within whose influ ence you felt cheerful, amiable, hopeful, equal to anything. I do not know a more enviable gift than the power lo sway otu ers to good ; to diffuse around us au atmos phere or cheerfulness, piety, truthfulness, generosity, magnanimity. It Is not a mat ter or great talent; but rathei of earnest ness and honesty, and of that quiet, con stant cuergy which Is like soft rain gently ponetratlng tbe soli. It Is rather a grace than a gift. Tbe watchmaker who gave a dog's tall a twist, under tbo Impression tbat tbo ani mal was a 8loiu-wlnder, carries bis arm in a sling, and is reading what the medical books say about hydrophobia. lu a recent number tbe Scientific Fir mer tells us "what there Is In an onion." We know all all about It. Tbe man who sat next to us In a horse car yesterday af ternoon told us ; and he -didn't say a word about onions, either. aVeto York Cbrnmer- eial Advertiser. .lliaCEI.I-AJIKOl'K. II 1 said that Mrs. Gallic, after forty years of litigation, has received n favorablo decision on her claims against tbo city of New Orleans. It Involves millions of dol lars. Cblor-Jusllco Tanoy was a slave or to bacco. Ho ate and drank Utile, but smoked Incessantly, and w lion his physician pre scribed a short allowance he would reduce Ihe supply to 30 or 40 cigars a day, A law has Just been passed In Indiana requiring the doors of overy theater, church, school and every other public building lo bo mailo to swing outward within sixty days under penally of $1000. A Washington dispalchannoiiiices that Prosldcnt Hayes will not havo wlno upon his tabic ordinarily, but that ho considers It a requirement of official ellquctto tbat II should bo furnished at state dinners. Irrigating by wind-mill power from wells Is being successfully attempted on a small scalo in Colorado. One farmer near Evans Irrigated by a small mill last season an acre of vegetables, besides drawing wa ter at times with Iho tamo power for SO head of stock. Philadelphia Is reported to bavo 8000 houses untenanted or occupied by famlltos who, unablo longer lo pay rent, are per mitted to remain lu them on condition that Ihey protect tho premises from tbo ravages to wblcb unoccupied buildings are liable. Wonderful discoveries of pre-blslorlc remains have been matlo at Arkadelpbla, At kausas, 20 miles south of Iho Hot Springs, consisting of a road from 800 to 1000 years old, skeletons or primitive giants seven feet blgb, vie, all constituting an arcbteo logical bonanza which is lo bo Immediately and thoroughly worked. Tho product of wax In tbe United Stales Is slated lo bo 20,000,000 pounds annually, and Increasing worth in money at least $(1,000,000. Of this about $700,000 worth is exported, and about $1,200,000 worth of honey also goes abroad. The total product of honey and wax is worth at present In Iho United Slates nearly $15,000,000. More than 1,000,000 copies of Ibe Bible are printed yearly. This is equal lo more than 10,000 every week, more than 3,000 ev ery day, 300 every hour, or 6 every minute of woiking time. More copies of the sacred Scriptures aro demanded in the English language than in tbe languages of all the other nations of tbe world. Charles Vox of New York city gave his cotiro real and personal estate to tbe United States government to aid in paying tho public debt. Tho New York courts decided that a man may devise bis person al property lo the government, but not his real estate, and the United States Supreme court has sustained this decision. An amusing caso was Iricd in a New York court recently. A firm of tailors sued to recover $75 for a suit of clotbes made for a customer, wbo refused to pay for tbem on the ground they did not litbim. Tbe clothes woro tried ou in court, and tbe coat found to be too tlgbt-walsted. The jury decided for the customer. Gen. Grant Is not going lo write a his tory of tbe war or oT his campaigns, but a cousin or Mrs. Giant's, a Mr. Smith of Pennsylvania, has bad all the general's official and personal records placed in bis charge, and ho is to writo tho book, with tho understanding that Ihe publication Is fully aulborized and indoised by theex Presldcnt. A boy in Cumborlaud county, Penn., 40 years ago lost a shilling that bis father had given bim In pay bis teacher for a srVinl book. Last month tho boy, now nt .sly 50 years old, learned whcie his old te-chor is living, and sent him a letter, de tailing all Ibe circumstances connected wilh Iho unpaid for book, and Inclosing Ihe amount of tho lltllo debt, with 40 years' In terest. Burlington Hawkeye: "When a San Franciscan gets to be Immensely wealthy be builds a palace of a stable, with marble balls, Brussels carpets, and hot and cold water in every stall; a Chicago millionaire builds a hotel uino stories high ; a Now Yorker builds a hospital; a Bostonlan builds a college, and a Burlington man builds another bay window to his house and paints his front fence. A natural bridge, far moro wonderful than thai In Virginia, has recently been discovered In Elliott county, Ky. It is of solid stono and forms a magnificent arch 102 icet long and 15 feet wldo at tho lop, tbo river, tho Little Chaney, rolling over 100 feet below. Fifty yards above tbe brldgo Is a waterfall, sixty feet blgb, and tbe view from the bridge Is said lo be extremely beautiful.; A San Francisco Cbinamau who was recently indicted (or murder was Instruct ed by Ills counsol lo atlompt lo prove an al ibi as bis best line of defense. According ly, at the trial a couple or Celestials appear ed and swore that at the time or the mur der ho was at work In a wash-house, two moro sworo that bo was at a boarding bouso in bed, and several others wero prepared to provo him In several otber places, when tbe lawyer Interfered and slopped further testimony. All lovers of Charles Dickens will be Interested In knowing that St. Nicholas for May contains au exact fac simile of a char acteristic Idler from Ihe great master, nev er before published. It was written lo two little American girls from Mr. Dickens's home at Gadshlil, and has a touch of bis brimming Jollity in a fine pun, alluding to the probable matrimonial fate of bis young correspondents. Tho autograph and writ ing aro very clear, and tho Interesting sto ry of tbe letter Is absolutely told by ono of tbo parties to whom It was written. THEBAR-RooiiBEi.i.PONon. Tbe Vir ginia liquor tax law Is one of tbe curiosi ties of American legislation. To collect tbe tax a machine resembling a gas meter combined with a registering dial like tbat used on the street cars, baa been Invented. It is to be put up In every bar-room, and for every drink sold Ibo barkeeper Is re quired lo work a lover which operates tbe hand on the dial. When liquor l sold by measure in quantities less than five gallons Ibe lever Is to be pulled onco for every half pint. The maohlues are to be locked and the key kept by the tax collector, wbo Is to mako bis rounds among tbe saloons once a month and gather In tbe harvest. Heavy penalties are Imposed for falling lo work tbe register aud for tampering with It. Tbe lax on a glass of whiskey Is 2 cents; on glass of beer, 1 cent. Tbe lawmakers expect great things from the bilU If only 1,000, 000 gallons or whiskey aro registered by tbe punch tbe revouue derived will be over $1,200,000, which with Ihe revenue from otb er sources, would onable the Stale to meet Its current expenses and pay tbe Interest on Its debt. But .Virginia drinks moro than 1,000,000 gallons of whiskey annually It stows away over 2,000,000 gallons very comfortably; and beace, If the bell-punch act be enforced scrupulously, there will be millions In the treasury.