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BRATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1882.
The Vermont Phoenix
VERMONT REUOKD &.FAKMER,
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rDDLIIH&D KVXttT VAIDAY BI
lfltENCII .fc HTU11SIAN,
llnng-eir A Ttimi.an'a Illocli, Jluln Ml,,
Tiumi Two Collate per year in adtabce; IJ.lOlf
uot paid wilhiu three months.
ltaisa or AuvsauslNO furnished on application,
lllrtba, Deatba .nil Marrlagee published 4 Oblt
uary Notices, Card, of Tbauka, etc., lie per Inch of
12 line, or leaa.
KaUrci altlie UrattUloro Pott OJlce at tcccnd-clail
O. U. Fniltca. B. B. STIDMiM.
Ueneral Insurance and JUal Estate Agents,
lLprescutiug Compaulte wLose Asset, are over
TENEMENTS TO LET,
Agenta for luncoca 1'ibe ExilSQVJUUi.riB.
Office In Htarr & Entry. New Bank Ulock, cor. Mala
auil i-illot streets,
JA.1IUS CO.M.,t.MI, 31. U.,
1'UISICIAN AND BUliUEON,
uince in Crosby block, over Vermont National Bank
Olllce Lours 8 to a A.M., 1 to 3 P.M.
llrsldence 19 Main at Ujutilisobo, Vt.
SUltOEON AND UOMtEOPATHIST,
Utllce and residence, No. 3 Green btreet. (special at.
tentlou given to chronic dlarasta.
Hit. HOLTUK, .11. It.,
. rUYSlUIAN ANU BUUOEON,
Utllce and residence corner Main and walnut 81s
At home from 1 to 2 and (rem 6 to 7 o'clock 1. M.
ATTOilNEY li COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Aud Solicitor of l'atenta,
171 jr. CAIlMJ.KXKIl.MarketBlock.ElllotSt
J2J Bealer In Toya,Faucy Goods, Books, matlonrry,
Newsnaners. Magazines & Periodicals. Snbscrlltlotia
received for the principal new.papersand magazlnea,
and rorwardca by man or omerwiee.
WI.. IIE.niN, House and Sign painter, Or-
namcntaland Fresco PalntingtOratnlng, Kal
lomlnlng. Paper Banging, etc.
Ivy tlreen Street, Brattleboro.M.
A. OKAY, .TI. .,
Elliot Street, Brattleboro, Vt.
ITT-.TI. A. HITTOI, Bealer In Marble and
TV Broun Stone aud Scotch Granite Monuments
and Headstonea. Brattleboro, Vt.
r c, nnLttTEii,
I FIRE INSURANCE AQENT,
Office, Putney, Vt.
BARM A. GLARE,
PHOSPHATES i FERTILIZERS
OF ALL KINDS,
LIIYIE, PLASTER & CEMENT,
WHOLESALE ANB RETAIL.
Iron Vases for
Ilrat In ill 9Iurfat.
BARNA A. CLARK.
JEl. ZE3Z. E3D3D"5T,
Ifo.lO Htufe at., opposite) lillb, Holon,
Secures PatfoU la tbe Uolted States; also In Great
Drltaio. Franc,-, aud other foreign countries. Coplea
or the claims of any l'atent furnUued by remitting
one dollar. AsblgutneDta recorded at Washington.
So A'jeney in the United State potennen MUjxrior a-
CUtllfajur OUiaimnq 1 -aiem or owerwnn7 ine yuf
entaUUitU of inefntions. 11. U. EDDY,
Solicitor of Patenta.
'I regard Mr. Eddy as one of the mot capable and
ttucesul practitioners with whom I have bad official
intercourse, cuab. mason, uommissioneroi mieui.
"I oven tori cannot etunlov a ntrsou more trustwor
thy, or more capable of securing for thero an early
ana ravoraoie consideration ai me i-aieui
EdmompDubkk, late Commissioner of Patents."
Uoston. Oct. 19. 1870.
R.H.EDDY. Esq. Dear Bin You procured for
me, In 1810, my first patent Since then you bare
acted for and advised me in hundreds of canes, and
procured many patents, reissues and extensions. I
have occasionally employed tbe best agencies In Mew
York. Philadelphia and Washington, tut I still gWe
yon almost tbe whole of my business in your line,
ana aaviseomers io emptuy jvu. "-i
Boston, Jan. 1,1882. 1
m aiismiiisiM VfnVlf I
PRETTY AND CHEAP,
C.L, BROWN & SON'S.
Salisbury's Hotel & Dining Rooms
At JO Cent. 14 Quart.
GOOD OYSTERS AT 35c
CREAMERY BUTTER & FRE8H EGGS
Always on band it lowest prices. tf3
iiisnir. ahi'iitc iviwrrn I'm
jutkoas occupasUi ahows tb woodcrauid nilJ woriinrtef
T?r7 Uorrranw&l J)iprtmcatr aad fl?e truthiut rUUon
fi Ui" bctOoil Uts seen," a VKM'airaMiMimtMMU U.
JM flntl CnmwInH Tka ltmrthjt fcmJ- nut A ... W.nlxl.
luJWdornnillr. Extra Ttrmtgtvm. lniifoTcirculmtotas
B pr Mary C lemma r, llportrsystts KM
fflSlgtatssnd Seenes, y rt-U tnri Mrtterieio! ths Capitol I
wuu name on, iic. uuas. nay, ew iiaren. v,
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest, Gout,
Quinsy, Soro Throat, Swellings and
Sprains, Burns and Scalds,
General Bodily Pains,
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted Feet
and Ears, and all other Pains
Ko Preparation on earth equals St. Jaooim OtL as
a .(i.4tiirr.ftH;Mand rira External ltemcrijr,
A trial enuils but the, comparatively trlfllnp outlay
of SO Cent, ami every one BUflirlnR v ilth pain
can have cheap ami positive proof of iu claims.
UlrcctloM la Flcven languages.
BOLD BT ALL CBUOOISTS AND DEALERS IM
A.VOGHLER & CO.,
JJattlmore, 21 d 77. 8, jL
A cohl or aore throat may not iwcm to
n mount to mucb, and II promptly attended
to can easily bo cured ; but neglect is often
followed by consumption or diphtheria.
No medlclno lias ever been discovered whicn
acts bo quickly and surely In such cases as
PKllUV DAVIS PAIN JULLLZU. Iha
prompt use ot this intaluabU rcmsJy has
bared thousands of lives.
PKltUY UAVIS PAIN K1IXKU iS
not an experiment. It has been before tho
public for forty years, and Is most valued
where It Is best known.
A few extracts from voluntary testimonials
read as follows:
Pais Kitt En ha been my honsclioM remedy for
coldrt for thoiat tsvmty-Men years, and hare
never known It tn fall In effertimf a cura
I H. CnocKi ii. Wimamm-lUe, N. Y.
, For tldrty jearn I haie umiI 1'aik KlXLLtt, and
found it Aiieter-fallliitrruuttly for colds and sore
tbmot UAKTOV hEAMAK.
llae rvccieit linnitdiato relief from colds and
aoro thnwt. and cousidcr your Taiic KlLLkn an
Intnlualmt remedy. ieo. B. Evebett, Dickinson,
I have Jut roerod from a very pevcre cold,
which I he had for noma time, i could Kft no
rtltof until I trie-l our 1'aim Killeu, mbirh
reiln-ed me immediately, I will nover affaln bo
w.thout it (), O. Fobck, Lownde, Oa.
IIae uned I'aim Killer in my family for forty
years, and hato never known It to fail. Hansom
Lewis, V nyncuboro, (la.
I bivanuKlntrl'AiN KiLtrnlnmyfamilytwenty.
na years atro and have iimhI It eersln(v.ind hive
found no medicine to take Ita plat. 11. V, Utex,
UnmKiPt. OneMa. N. V.
lor whooi'lntr-couirh and croup It In the trot
preparation made., we would not Us without It
a.v. jiocth, uDcrty aniip. va.
Kor twenty-ile years I hae ued Paik Killer
iur iTHun uu iuuipiei ,iifi. ana tmiqur r it lac
r.iedldneeer ofltrcd. Oto Uuoi eii, iliuln(fton,
1 as eulTerln setrely with broncliltls, and my
throat win ho inflamed I cou!d scarcely callow
anvfooiL I was adtleed to try jour 1'aik Kll Lin,
and after taklnir a few dona waa completely
cured. T. ilxinmih.
Dr. Walton w rit from Coehocton Your Pane
Killeu cun diphtheria and eure throat, ko alarm,
iuiriy prevalent here, and ha not Un known to
fall in a tdnvle lnfUuon. Ihis fact jou ahould
make known to tin world.
Mrs. Kt,LFH u. Mason writca- My aon was takm
violently nick with diphtheria, hiph f eer, and cold
chlUa. Ko many children hae died here, I was
afraid to call a phjslcian, and tried your Pain
Killer. He was taken on Bundaj, mid ou
wedneaday his throat was clear. It wan a won.
derfol cure, and I wih Jt could be known to the
poor mothers who an loalxifr so many children.
For ChllW and Fever PAIN IXIIXKH has
no c-nuaL It cures when everything else falls.
Delays are orten dangerous. A bottln ot
Pain KiLLE4n the houso Is a safeguard that
no family should be without.
All druggists sell It at 3c. 50c.. and 91.00
PERRY DAVIS & SON, Proprietors,
Provldonco, R. I.
WILL CERTAINLY CURE
Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Sore
Throat, Bronchitis, Influenza, Asth
ma, Whooping Cough, Croup, aud
every Affection of the Throat,
Lungs and Chest, including Con
sumption. Sold by all Druggists.
milE ONLY PERFECT WRITING MA
JL ClllNE IS THE WORLD!
Thousands in use by elerevmen. lswvers. editors.
doctors, bank cashiers, manufacturers, merchants
and others. Within the reach of all. Would be pleased
to call aud show you this great labor-saving expedient
I. W, UUUDHKll.
i 7 Box sit, Brattleboro, Vt,
milE non-resident Proprietors of the town of dull.
JL ford, in tbe county of Windham, are hereby no
iiuea mai me tax.es aasecsea uy sua town wunin ine
trara 1879 and 1B81 on tbe following described land,
ounded on tha north by lands lately owned by John
W, lUbcock, deceased, ou the west by tbe highway
lead loir from the ataee road across to the Hollow road.
on the south by land of David Baker, deceased, on tbe
east by land ot (Samuel Tubba' estate, containing 20
acres, more or less; also a piece or parcel of land
bounded north by Brattleboro line, west on the west
bank of the mill pond at high water mark, couth on
tbe brook and running to a beech tree, tbeuce running
nortbweoterly to an ash tree, thence northerly across
the highway io Brattleboro line, known as tbe Halls
bury mill lot, tbe taxes on tbe last. mentioned piece of
land for tbe year 18S1 remaining unpaid And to
murn nr aaid lands will be sold at public auction, at
tbe dwelling-house of Joseph II. Richmond, in said
town, on tbe 1 si day of Marcb, A. D. 1883, at 1 o'clock
r, u,, aa shall be requisite to discharge said taxea.wltb
joaurn ii. iucn&ioND,
First Constable and Collector of town taxes.
Dated at Guilford tbla 3Sth day of Jan'y, 1883. 4-6
Scientific Fruit Evaporator.
mi!E evaporation of apples and other fruit Is an in-
X dnstry tbatiagaiQlngrapidlyandproviogremune
ratlve. The Scleutl&e F rolt aDd Vegetable Evaporator
of Drown & Potter, Speocerport, V. Y., la the best,
and. when capacity and results are considered, tbe
cheapest. For ) Hust rated Catalogue and any informa
tion desired, address
M'taruer, IV II.,
3-10 Oeu'l Agt. and Manf. for K. E. States.
Sleighs Tor Sale Cheap.
I HAVE a few sleighs left an hand tbit I will close
out at a bargain. Anyono in want of anything In
my line will do well to glr me a call.
a. v. uioKinrffox,
IO BTO0K OP NEW CLOTHING FOR
Men aud Do;., at W1N8LOWH, Tows.besil.
FllOit NEW YORK.
1UE SMiLl-rOX AN ENTEItrM91NO LAWYEB
AMUSEMENTS THE JENKINS TODB TO CALL
FOnNIA AN ANECDOTE OF O. VT.
New Yore, Feb. ad, 1882.
Feoplo in Now York are considerably excr.
cised over that dread discaeo, small. pox, cas
ta of which aro so frequent as to giro good
reason for appreUonslon that It may btcomo
epidemic. There is but a grain of exaggera
tion in tbe statement that everybody has ci
ther juBt been, or is about to bo vaccinated.
Tho old theory that vaccination is n safe
guard for 6cven years is disregarded, aud the
prevailing custom bccuis to be to havo tbo
family vaccinated as regularly a? it was for
ruerly tho fashion to administer tho old-tlmo
sovereign speciflo of sulphur aud molasses,
namely, once- a year. The office of tho Hoard
of Health In Mulberry street, where vaccina.
tlon is free, presents an animated appearance.
All day long aud every day thero is a motley
throng, consUtlug of an assortment of both
Bexcs of all ages waiting to bo vaccinated. I
presume as many as a thousand are operated
upon in one day, aud in tho afternoon there
is a perfect litter of used up quills on the
floor of the office. This represents only a part
of tbe work done, as other physicians of the
board visit tho holm's of tho poorer classes.
Ou tho various exchanges, wbero uieu aro apt
to bo rather rough iu their greetings, fully
half of tbe brokers wear a white hankcrchief
on the left arm, which means "hands oil tho
vaccination." Most men are vaccinated on
tha arm, but ladies object to such a scar up
on their arms which fashion obliges them to
display on state occasions, aud 1 am inform
ed, although for this, of course, I cannot
vouch, that they are vaccinated ou what Is
politely known as tho "limb." Thero is the
usual discussion as to tbo efficacy of Jenner s
discovery. Homo correspondent writo to the
papers against it, and Mr. Henry llorg, of
prevention of cruelty to auimals fame, bas an
articlo in tho last number of the North Amer
ican Review in which he speaks of it as a
"hideous moustrosity." Nevertheless, as I
have mill, everybody is being vaccinated;
and it is hoped that an epidemic of small pox
may bo provcutcd.
Hy tho way there is a singular litigation of
a speculative sort in progross before our lo
cal courts. It grows out of our excise law.
This law authorizes the board of Commission
ers of Charities and Correction to suo each
liquor dealer who fells liquor without a li-
censo or on Suuday, to recover a penally of
$50, and in the event of tho board neglectiug
to bring suit within ten days after reasonable
proof of the offense has been 6ervrd on them,
then a third per.on becomes entitled to bring
such suit. This latter provision h seized
upon by some enterprising young lawyer as
opening a magniSceut avenue fur specula
tion. IIo served upon tbo board a printed
copy of an official paper containing a list of
nine thousand names of liquor sellers tu the
city, and supplemented it with affidavits to
the effect that each anil every ono of them
had violated tho law and incurred the penal
ty. As he anticipated, tbe board did noth
ing, and at tho end cf ten days our enterpris
ing young lawyer fouud himself, as he
thought, authorized to Institute iKXKJ suits for
$.0 each aud large costs. What visions of
prosperity mutt bavo been his! He began
suits right and left. Probably nearly every
ona of the defendants had been guilty of the
offense charged. Home timid dealers, iu ter
ror of the law, promptly settled; others, and
ths great majority, determined to fight. I
know one lawyer who took five hundred cas
es aud agreed to defend them for i'J.M each,
aud mado a haudotue fee of it at the prico ;
for, when the matter came ou for argument,
tho court dismissed tho suits with costs
against tho speculator. I believe tho cose has
been appesled, but temporarily, at least, tho
speculation in suits of this kind has received
a check. Tho character of this proceeding
reminds one of the Maryland law sharper
who obtained judgment by default for small
sums against a largo number of persons, all
entire strangers to blm and his claim ; yet,
after the lapse of a year, they were forced,
under execution, to pay the factitious debt,
interests uud costs, simply because they bad
neglected to defend the suits, which they had
naturally enough looked upon as the freak of
an insane man.
There is little wofth while going on at tbe
theatres, aud tho prospect seems to bo that
wo are to have an uneventful season. Never
before in my experience has there been such
a dearth of attraction at all places of amuse
ment in tho city. Wallack has brought out a
new play in his charming new up. town thea
tre, but the play has bad nothing more than
a tuccts (Testime. The fault is in the play,
not in tbe acting, which, as usual at Wallack's,
Is excellent. Tho friends of the house, and
they are legion, had hoped that something
now and of merit might follow the "School
for Scandal," with which the theatre was
opened. Possibly wo may have something
better next time. Ilossi, the Italian tragedi
an, is playing at the Academy of Musio to
rather slender bouses. It looks as if he would
return to bis uatlvo land with'a much smaller
accumulation of greenbanks than he bad anti
cipated. The weather is particularly trying and var
iable. One day the mercury retreats below
zero, and the next bobs up into the fifties.
Should these changes continue into the spring,
I should feel like joining the Jenkins party
of 100 for a tour to California at ?1M each.
April 17th is tbe time for starting, and it Is
well chosen, for May is by all accounts the
beBt season of the year to visit tbe Pacifio
coast, and the Geysers, big trees aud cas
cades of the Yosemito. At the same time, no
one would wish to make the overland journey
without seeing the great mines, the canons,
and tbe grand Itocky mountain region of Col.
orado ; and this, too, has been fully arranged
for. To obtain this extended trip, with sleeping-cars,
dining-cars and first-class hotel ac
commodations, horses, guides and other ne
cessary travelling expenses all included, for
less than tbe regular railroad fare, and with
pleasant company and the services of an ex
perienced and obliging conductor to look af
ter trunks, hackmen, tc, and relieve one of
all care and annoyance on the journey, Is a
tempting Inducement to all whose affairs per
mit them to spend 4G days, or longer, in this
delightful way. Still more attractive ia tbe
detailed programme of the tour as given In
tbe "Tourist's World," which can Le bad by
sending to Mr. Jenkins, 2S7 Broadway, New
Though tbe admirable Oscar has departed
from Now York and Is coining too too dollars
out of the curiosity of other cities, I must
give one littlo instance of "the preciousness
of simple adornment," related by a friend who
called at a Fifth Avenue residence and ob.
served on entering tbe hall, it rich groen sat
in cloak, trimmed with white fur, and a fine
crtpe de thine shawl with a long fringe which
be took to be tbe wraps of a lady. But, on
ascending to tbe parlor, he found tho owner
of these feminine habiliments to be none oth
er than tbe apostle ot utterneas, who, In tbe
spirit of a missionary, doubtless feels promp
ted to exemplify in his dress tbo art gospel
which he li carrying to this heathen land.
Jlh'MAltKS OF HON. J. JIT, TYLKll
ON THE DEATH OF SENATOR MATT OAM-ENTER
DELIVERED IN TUB NATIONAL HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, JAN. 25, 1882.
Mr. Speaker, It is fitting that tbe represen
tatives of n great republio should pan so for a
day iu their accustomed duties to eulogize tho
character of a departed statesman and to In
vite tho living to emuiato his example. We
need also to remind oursolves that wo arc mor
tal. In tbo rush and excitement of publio
life, wo can hardly betiovo that death may
come and seize thosn who Beem the strongest
and best-cqnipped for tho contest. Publio
men, elated by tomporary distinction, forget
how soon a new nudionco will grt.pt now ao
tors ; how soon 'their words aud deeds wilt
fade from memory.
The eteru.t Burn.
Of tlrao anil tide roll, oo, and bear, .far
The power which appoints our lot is inex
orable, Diath is common to all. It neither
passes by tho humble nor treats I !.o groat with
Pallida mora aequo pulsat pt-de paupirum tabtrnas
Though Senator Cirpcnter bert douly eight
years in the senate and died Lil yet iu tho
primo of life, ho made for him .e f nn endur
ing reputation and placed his r. -. iu tbo gal
axy of America's cuiimnt sta'. men. Hut,
distinguished as he seas In tho Hlls of legis
lation, ho perhaps won a more 01 viablo fame
as a constitutional lawyer in t'o supreme
court of tbo United States. IIo as n master
ot the legal scieuce, and n tmt'iral orator,
The people of his uativo county well reuiem.
bcr his early efforts at tho bar uud tho prom
ise he gato of forensic achievements, since
then so well fulfilled. Klchly gifted in tniud,
with a voice of marvellous power and sweet
ness,und with such models before him as Dill
ingham of Vermout aud Choate of Massachu
setts, his early instructors iu tho law, the stay
to high distinction as a public speaker opened
easily before him. AlssI while wo speak his
silvery voice is hushed, tbe tires of bis won
derful genius for earth are quenched forever.
The slalo of which I havo tho honor to be
a representative comes with her young sister
of tho West to briug her offering to his mem
ory, because ho seas a great lawyer and states
man, an eloquent orator, a man of tho kind
liest uaturo ; and also becauso bo was born
and passed bis childhood and youth among
her green bills ; becauso she watched with in
tense interest and pride his brilliant career
from its beginning until its close, uud becauso
she houoreel him as her own sun.
It was a favorite, theory with tho ancient
Greeks that their ancestors sprung directly
from the earth, and their love uf country was
greatly intensified by tbe belief that their ua
tivo laud was literally their mother. On the
occasions when they prouounceel funeral ora
tions aud performed sacred rights iu honor of
their heroio dead, they first eulogized the land
that gave them birth. Every country pro
duces its men and stamps upon them its own
characteristics. It is proverbial that dwellers
in mountainous lands are lovers of freedom,
aud it is doubtless true that Senator Carpen
ter's native state, of which an early poet said
'Tl. . rough Uud tf rock and bill aod tree,
Wbrre d.ella do titled lord, no cabined slave,
Yvhcre btart and baud and tongue are tree
gave him something of the vigor of thought
and independence of character for which ho
This is an occasion for eulogy, nn occasion
to testify to the worth of a deceased states
man, to express personal regard and appreci
ation of valuable public services by him ren
dered, rather than to criticise bis character.
Aud this is just eulogy that Mr. Carpenter
possessed intellectual lacullies ol great ower
aud brilliancy, aud that he also had a genius
for labor. He did uot trust to luck or artifice
or mere ingenuity for his success. His speeches
in tho senate and on the platform, his briefs
aud arguments iu the courts, aro evidence of
severe mental toil. He realized that
The heights bj great men won and kept
vv'er not attained bj sudden flight;
But tbejr, w bile their companions slrpt,
Were tolling unw.rd In the fight.
It may also be justly said of him, as was
said of Lord Mansfield, that he was animated
by a sincere tlesiro to b of service to bis
couutry and by a noble aspiration after hon
orable fame. Iu future years, when those
who inherit his name read of his public
and professional work "in records that de
fy tbe tooth of time," especially his exposi.
tions of tho constitution of bis country, they
will have tho proud satisfaction of knowing
that this end of a most laudablo nmbition was
To us it seems that Senator Carpenter's
death was premature that his lifework was
incomplete. When we think of tbo possibili
ties of his genius, we deeply regret that be
could not have lived to old age, his powers
unfolding with the unfolding ) mrs,
Till, like rlr fruit, be drej fed
Into bis mother', lap; or wil with caae
Oathered, bet harshly pucked, for death mature,
rather than that bis light should have gone
out iu tbe zenith of its splendor. And yet
few names will stand higher on tbe roll of
American lawyers than that of Matthew Halo
Carpenter, and few men indeed have passed
into the great future more respected by polit
ical opponents or better loved by friends than
he. And there is consolation in tho belief
that the mind never dies ; that its powers are
only transferred to a higher and broader sphere
of action ; that
There Ir no death
To tbe living .out, uor loss, nor barm.
MR. Moody's schools as seen and described
11T A VISITOR FROM SOUTUVILLE, MASS.
The village ot Northfield is two miles long.
The people evidently beliove in ample breath
ing room, for their one street is of noble
breadth, and there are wide spaces between
all tbe bouses. Itows of grand old trees adorn
tho street from one end to tbo other. Here
aro the homes of the evangelists Moody and
Pentecost ; largo, substantial, hotuey. looking
houses. In this vicinity, with tbe assistance
of some wealthy gentlemen, Mr. Moody has
established a school for girls and another for
The girls' seminary is a large, handsome
brick building, commanding one of the most
charming views of river and valley, hjlla and
woods that I ever beheld. It is already full,
and in tho temporary absence of Mr, Moody
and family in Europe it has overflowed into
his home, till that also is full of busy, happy
girl life. All tbe work of preparing food,
caring for tho house, setting tables, washing
and ironing is done by the hands of the girls.
Tho only hired assistants are the matron, the
janitors, and once a week a strong woman to
do some general scrubbing.
Tho girls are bright-eyed, rosy and merry,
as girls should be, aud have no appearance of
being overburdened either with work or
study, though defraying a considerable part
of their expenses by their labor, while get
ting an education, mere is u sprinaung 01
Indian girls among them, and having seen
them at considerable intervals of time, I can
testify to their rapid improvement in cultiva
tion, intelligence and knowledge. They are
treated not merely with courtesy, but with
cenuloe kindness and friendliness, and seem
at home and at ease among their fairer sis
ters. They expect to go bacu to tueir own
people as teachers when they shall have fin
ished their five years' course. "We bone to
open a seminary like this," one ot them said
to me. "Tbe ono of us who stands highest
in rank here will bo tbe principal, and the
others will be assistants."
"I suppose you will all try for the first
place I said 1.
"Oh, of course wo shall try for it," she re-
died, "but I do not know as I am very anx
ious to havo it. A great deal of earn aud re-
snonsiliihlv rests upon tuo urlncinal."
The boys' school is on the oth-r side of the
river, and really in tbe town of Gill, though
identified with Northfield in all Its Interests.
The view from the boys' home is scarcely less
beautiful than from tho girls' seminary. Be.
yond the Connecticut river and valley is the
village street, with its white houses and
church spires, a range of hills rising abrupt
ly behind it, In varied form and Beauty.
There are two fine largo farmhouses, fitly
and comfortably finished, already full of boys.
and a third is to be built coon. Mr. Moody's
plau Is not to take bad boys and make them
over, nut goou, engni noys wuu givo prom.
iso ot future usefulness, yet are without tbe
means ot education. They aro not to eat tho
bread of Idleness. A largo farm gives them
opportunity to develop their physical powers,
and to earn, in part or altogether, tbe bread
they eat. Parents aro expected to clothe
their boys, and to pay one hundred dollars a
year toward their support and tuition, tuougu
in some instances, whero this was Impossible,
boys have been received without it, L,?ery
boy is expected and required to work accord
ins to bis aso and strength. The morning
and evening chores are assigned ; each ono
knows his part, anil isneid responsible ior us
Tho school hours are from II till 1. In tbe
afternoon two hours aro spent at farm work
by tho older boys, under the direction ot
"tho farmer." The younger boys havo all a
share lu tho housework, washing dishes,
bringing wood, etc., etc.
Every boy, largo or small, has the care of
his own room, making bis bed, sweeping, etc.
Housework is not here, more than elsewhere,
the delight of the boys. They like the farm
work much better, generally. Hut they do it
quite as well as cuuld bo expected, and I
beard no grumbling during my stay. One
boy, who bad been somewhat delicately rear
ed, was just beginning his out-door work with
tho care of a calf, feeding, watering, tc,
uight and morning. This one small creature
is made dependent upon him, and bis pride
aud self-respect aro enlisted in its welfare
and growth. Every Sunday two largo wag
ous go over tbo river to tho village church
with ttielr loads ot boys, iney wbik up all
tho hills, nud cross tho river by a wire ferry
till it is frozen over. Thero is a fine bridge
farther on, but to cross by it makes tho dis
tance greater. The power and spirit of Mr.
Moody is visible in tho school. It is easy to
seo what a hold ho bas upon the reverence
and affection of the boys. He is remember
ed by namo iu the morning and evening de
votions, aud a blessing asked upon his fami
ly and his work. A telephouo connects the
buys' school with the village and tho scmina.
ry, and the feeling prevails that tbe Interests
of tho two schools aro identical, and a f re
queut Interchange of vi.ita tends to prevent
that coarseness and uncouthuess that is apt
to result from separating boys from the gen
It ASHY ON THE IllISll QUESTION.
THE EVILS OF LANDLORDISM THE REFINED
WBETCIIEDNE83 OF THE PEASANTRY PICT
URES OF MISERABLE POVERTY.
On Sunday cveulug, Jan. 2!), Mr. D. It.
Locke, otherwise aud more generally known
as the ltev. Petroleum V. Nasby, who has re
cently returned from a visit to Ireland, deliv
ered a lecture in Musio hall, Boston, on
"How Irelaud is Ituled." The Boston Herald
gives tbo following abstract of bis discourse :
In tho four weeks that Mr. Locke was in the
south of Ireland, be visited and was inside of
1S8 cabins. His first visit, ho said, was to an
average district in the county of Cork, the
Gsltee mountains, about 12 miles from tbe
village of Michellstown, Having made a
very nhortspeoch in Cork tha Saturday before,
ho was favored with a guard of honor, con
sisting of two of the Irish constablery. One
of the cabins which be entered the lecturer
described as simply horrible. The idea, he
said that human beings, made in God's image,
having the power to think, to reason, and to
act, could live, even exist, in such a hovel
was incredible. Wading through mud and
slush coming over his shoe lops, he bent his
head and entered. The room, if so it could
be called, by any stretch of imagination, was
so low that he could not stand erect. The
cold, bare earth that Constituted the floor was
damp and slippery, as tho rain catno trick
ling down through the open thatch and form
ed little pools on the ground. Near a sug.
gestion of a fire were huddled a woman and
four children, the eldest not inoro than 8
years of age. As he entered they all arose.
He was horrified to see that they were with
out stockings and shoes, and their clothing
was so torn and ragged that it afforded uo
warmth whatever. Tbe mother and her lit
tle girls were blue with cold. Their features
wero pinched with hunger. Their whole ap
pearance indicated tbo want and suffering
they bad been enduring for years. Over iu
one corner of a room was what they called a
bed. It consisted of four posts driven into
the ground. On striugers were laid a few
rough boards, aud on these boards wero dried
leaves and heather, covered with a few old
potato sacks. Thero is where this family of
six persons slept. There was no window in
the house, the only light and ventilation be
ing furnished by tho door aud tho cracks in
tho thatched roof. As for meat, that is some
thing they never dream of eating. Only once
a year do they dare to hope to taste it. On
Christmas day they manage, if they can, to boil
tho half of a pig's face and they mix their stir
about with buttermilk to make a gorgeous
feast. That is the only meat they ever have,
aud the pleasure of this indulgence is destroy
ed by the terrible remorse that always follows
extravagance. Two meals of potatoes a day
that is tbe diet they aro born to, live upon
aud die upon. As to their clothing, tbat is
something too horrible to talk about. Iu a
rido of five miles from tbe door of bis hotel
iu Cork to Blarney castle Mr. Locka counted
over 00 women barefooted, whose feet bad
never known a stocking or Bhoe. These wo.
men-are tolerably well off, for about a city
like Cork there is occasionally some little
work which they ean get to do, and there are
more strangers to beg from, to say nothing of
tbo well-to-do citizens who extend charity to
these unfortunates. These women did have,
as a rule, skirts under their miserable cotton
gowns, which afforded some warmth ; but up
in tbe mountains, or, for that matter, in any
of tbe agricultural districts, the regular dress
of the women consists (God help them 1) of a
singlo slip of worn cotton, commencing at the
shoulder, and ending an inch below the knee.
Tbe legs and feet aro bare, with nothing be
tween to shield them from the elements, ou a
wet earth floor when within doors, and ankle
deep in mud when out. But iu ths villages
this poverty is discounted. It is difficult, tbe
lecturer observes, to imagine anything worse
than nothing, but English landlordism bas
made even that possible. In the villages tbe
agents found that tbey could wring a few
pence more a week out of tbo poor-wretches;
and so they took a cabin, say, nine feet from
the earth floor to the square of the walls, and
they put in another floor, making two stories
such as they were out of one. And they
huddle ft family in the lower story, for which
they exact IS penoo a week, and another in
the upper story, just under tne tnatcn, ior
which they mercifully take but 10 pence a
week. It is as though a premium had been
offered to ascertan on bow little a human be.
ing could exist, and a very skillful man bad
taken that premium after many years of ex
perimenting. Tbe food and clothing are tbe
same as in the country, the only difference
being that tbe country tenant bas better air,
that commodity being one of God's gifts
which a landlord cannot exact rent for, though
he would do it if he could. Tbe lecturer re
lated a most touching incident of inhumanity
which came under his notice in the village of
Bantry. In the most wretched of cabins, in
a room so low tbat only in tha precise middle
could one stand upright, lay a man dying of
consumption. His wife and six children were
in the room and huddled about an apology
for a fire.
"What rent do you pay for this room f"
"Tinpence a week."
"How can you puy even tbat rent with your
husband sick f"
"I haven't paid it for four weeks."
"What will happen to you?"
"Wo shall bo turned out Saturday night."
"Turned out? Your husband dying ? You
and your children ?"
"Yis, sor. The agent must bavo tbe
Mv lord has a gorgeous castle at Bantry, a
magnificent town bouso in London, another
In Paris and another In Florence, aud another
the Lord only knows where. In the Deauti.
ful bay Is bis 3plendid yacht, and close by an
English gunboat, with her improved arma
ment. They lay lovingly together, this yacht
and the gunboat. Tho gunboat and its ac
cessories enable my lord to evict this woman
In safety. The cunboat and soldiers ou shore
are bis tent collectors. Surely this great lord
will not pitch this poor woman aud her dying
husband and helpless children out into the
rain, for tho miserable matter of tenpence a
week I An, but no wui, tuougu. ai n was
just one case, probably he wouldn't, for ten-
pence Isn t mucb. and an i-nglisli lord s hu
manity might bo stretched to cover that sum
but there are thousands of such tenants on
his estate. His yacht costs, his gamekeepers
cost, bis establishments In Loudon, Paris
and Florence cost, cards don't alway run lu
his favor and mistresses are frightfully expen
sive. It he shows mercy to tbe sick Maloney
bo will bo asked to show some favor to the
sick McCarty, nud if mercy is extended to
one, others will ask for It.
Inflexibility Is tho rule, and so. If Mrs.
Maloney doesn't pay, out she must go into
the cold she and her dying husband and
helpless children to make room for some
other Maloney who can pay; and out tbey did
go the next Saturday night.the wife, the chil
dreu aud tho husband. The wife moaned
and the children cried. Tho husband did
neither bo was dead. He bad been a good
man all his life, and had cousequeutly gone
wncro no would uover meet my lord or uls
agent. But his poor corpse was huddled out
of tho wretched cabin, with the widow and tbe
children, just the same. Irish landlordism
does not rospect death or tho sorrow tbat fol
lows. The lecturer here relatod another incident
which occurred in this very cabin. The chil
dren of this dying uiau wora beautiful to a
degree. Among tho flock was a little girl of
4 who was a dream of beauty. She bad won
derful blonde hair, with great full black eyes,
and n figure as exquisite as an artist's dream.
There was no trouble in admiring the figure
of tbe child. Cold as it was, she hod not
clothes enough to conceal It. In Mr, Locke s
party was an American gentleman of means,
who was blessed with sous enough, but no
daughters ; and both be and his wife had long
desired to adopt a girl. Here was the oppor
tunity. IIo could get, not only the child ho
wanted, but he could assure a suffering being
a comfortable home, which was doing good
and getting paid for it. He suggested tbe
matter to the parents. He would tako the
child to America; he would adopt it legally
uuder tho laws of tho state; be would edu
cate it and cherish it as his own ; and, being
legally adopted, it would inherit with his
own. With American impetuosity he gave
ber refereuces tbe bank in the vitisge and
more ; the mother might select a trusty Irish
girl to go over as the child's nurse, aud tbat
girl should go luto bis family to care for the
child, and the child should be educated iu tbe
religion of its parents. There was a long
and anxious consultation, which resulted, final
ly, in the parents consenting to part with the
child for its good. No sooner said than done.
The girl selected was tbo sister of tho mother
a buxom girl of 20 who was delighted
with the prospect of gettlngaway to America.
Immediately, tbe gentleman seized tbe child
and tbo girl, and rushed with them down tbe
street to a haberdasher's ; and in an hour be
bad the child dressed, as a child should be, in
a beautiful little frock, with shoes and stock
ings, and a hat with flowers in it, and a sack
over her dress ; and the aunt who was to ac
company it, in a substantial dress and shoes
and stockings tbo first she had ever worn
aud a bat and shawl ; and he notified them
tbat tbe train would leave tbe next day for
Cork, and be wanted them ready at tbe mo
ment. He was there promptly the next morn
ing, and both were ready for their departure.
Tbe poor, wasted father took tbe child In bis
emaciated arms, and kissed it as though it
was going to its death. The mother sobbed
aud wept. Tbe profound depths of father
hood aud motherhood were broken up, and
tbe grief was too sacred for any eye to wit
ness. "We have no time to lose," said the
gentleman, "kiss her agsin," and he took the
child, held it down to the father for a mo
ment and started for the door. "Drop the
child I" exclaimed tbe man in all tho voice
hunger and disease had left him. "Drop the
child ! I wouldn't part wid ber for all the
money in America," and there and then rush
ed to bis child, and snatching her from the
nrms of its new father, sobbing at tbe loss to
the child, and smiling that be was to have bis
own, commenced undressing it. "Take back
tbe beautiful clothes, sor, but we can't part
wld the child." And the nurse, she sobbing
with tbe others, commenced at the throat to
restore tbe clothes, she bad on. The Ameri
can stopped tho undressing. "You are miss
ing a good thing for the baby ; but" his re
mark was not exactly pious "I can't blame
you. You are welcome to the clothes." And
be rushed out of the room, down tho misera
ble stairs, out into tho wretched street, and
the listener noticed tbat be used bis handker
chief about bis eyes all tbo way to tho hotel,
and be was not a soft-hearted man either.
Referring to the landlords and scions of
royalty, Mr. Locko asked : Have these peo
ple, from first to last, ever added one penny
to the wealth of the world ? Is there any one
thing they have ever dons to push forward
the progress of the nations ? Not a thing.
On tbe contrary, tbey have been tbo dead
weights, they have been the incubuses, tbey
have been tbe blocks in the way. They sim
ply live and eat and drink aud wear, and dis-
Eort themselves in the gardens at Sandring
am, and 100 other gardens ; they havo cas
tles and servants, and carriages and special
trains, and all that sort of thing, and 100
guinea pug dogs; and to support all Ibis,
with tbe horde of nobility banging upon
tbem and their retainers, tbe men of Ireland
are starving, and tbe women of Ireland are
going shoeless, stockingless, and well-nigh
This is reason enough for an American to
extend sympathy to the distressed Irish, tbat
they are oppressed. There is also a pocket
reason which is worth our attention. It bas
been a cause of complaint against tho Chinese
that they come to this country, live upon
nothing as they do in their own country, and
carry their savings back to China. There
are 10,000,000 Irish in America. How much
money do tbe Irish in America send their
brethren in Ireland ? Between tbe years of
1849 and 18CI tho enormous sum of G:),000,.
000 was forwarded by drafts, and probably as
much more in other ways tbat could not be
traced. If all this went to tbe relief of tbe
people for whom it was designed be should
not so much care, but when a landlord's
pimps discover that a tenant is receiving
American letters he immediately goes to tbe
postoffice and bank and ascertains how much
ho or she is receiving, and tbe rent is raised
to just that amount. So all the money sent
from America to the Irish in Ireland is ab
sorbed by the landlords. In spite of all her
woes, the lecturer bellevedtbere was a glorious
future for Ireland. She will yet, he said, be
as free as America. To accomplish this, all
tbat Is uecessary is unity of action, cool coun
sel aud steady and persistent effort. Irelaud
is not strong enough to do tbo work herself,
alone, but tbo English and Scotch farmers,
oppressed, though uot so soroly, will tire of
tbe shackles upon their limbs, will tire of
sowing where they may not reap, and will rise
to their destruction.
Tbe weii la stronger than tbe strong
When It la In the right!
Tbe bayonet pointed with . wrong
Uatb nought in it of might.
Tbe time wilt come tbe cruel rod
Tbat amltea tbe writhing slave
At lengtb will croaa tbe arm of God,
Wbo'il bare that arm to site.
AprALLiNa Rate of Mortality AMONq
the Survivors of Southern Military Pris
ons. Tbe Union Veteran in a recent issue
gives tbe following facts, which convey their
own moral; "During the trial of Captain
Wirtz, In August, 18U5, 20 survivors of An.
dersouvilla met at tbo Natioual Hotel onPenu.
sylvanla avenue, Washington, D. 0., and or.
ganlzed tha national union of rebel prison
survivors. These 20 survivorB, who wero a
few of the many attending tbe trial as wit
nesses, were young men, the oldest of them
only 85 years of age, and apparently had en
tirely recovered from the ill effects of bard
ships experienced while prisoners of war. Of
these 2G organizers of the national union, 17
have died, the whereabouts or fata of four of
them is unknown, aud only flve-of them are
known to be living. The number of deaths
reported iu 1880 averaged 18J percent, of tbe
membership of our association an increase
of five per cent, over tbo death rate of 1873.
This oppalling death rate, among men who
should bo in the prime of manhood, const),
tutes tho most Incontrovertible evidence that
the fearful privations and hardships suffered
iu rebel prisons completely undermined the
health of even the youngest and strongest,
and doeply Implanted lu their system the
germ of lingering disease and early death."
YY ripped In a de.d, deep .Hence lie tbe moor,
llenctb their. broud of white. Unbroken calm
Itetgna o'er tbe wide expanse, wbo.e deadnea. aeem.
Tbe very grave of life I
Tbe leaden sky
Teems wlb Ita .nowy burden I 'mid tbe furze,
With this fair, pare, white penthouse overhead,
Croncb tbe packed moor-fowl and the shivering bare,
In tbat instinctive fellowship which comes
Of common hardship each Intent to nod
Home scanty fragment for a needful meal,
Here, with knit brows, conragcoualy along
Tbe kcarce-dlstlngnisbed path the abepherd plods,
Now glancing upwards at tbe tbreateningaky.
Now scanning, tor some wanderer from bta fleck,
The landscape round ; and ever aod anon,
To keep hla spirits up, be whlaUea loud
Home tune discordant, as be plcka bis way
And aeo 1 Upon the .ombre forest 1 rods,
Tbe tall, gaunt tree, .laud forth like aeutloel.
Around a .lumbering camp ; their meagre arm.,
Hwayed by tbe wind, tbe gathered anowflakca abower
In powdery aoftuesa down,
Tbe lowland. He
llldden beneath their .now-dress ; ecarce a fox
Or rabbit Is astir; the famished birds
Neatle within tbe Ivy tbat enshrouds
The farmhouse walls ; tbe cattle all are .tailed
Warm In tbe byre; and lu tbe atrawyard crowd
Together the plougb-boree..
Bnow, .now, .now,
On moor .nd wold, on woodland and lu glade,
On city roof, on country cottage thatch,
Wlnter'a "regalia," crisp, bright, sparkling snow t
"And there shall be no nlgbt there."
Tbe above is the closing sentence of a let
ter I received this morning.
If it had contained no other words than
those given, I would have understood its iin.
port ; but that the reader may better under
stand, it is necessary to go back a little in the
year so recently dead, and live over again
those few early summer days in which I be
camo acquainted with tbe hero of this story,
aud the little town nestled amid the hills of
tho Green Mountain state where I first met
Perhaps you will bay wbeu I have finished,
there were two heroes, aud I have designated
tbe wroug one ; be that as it may, I leave the
decision with you.
A ride on tbe deck of an old-fashioned
coach, behind four spirited horses, with a
careful driver, is always pleasant; but doub
ly so when taken in the evening, just as the
full moon begins to climb-tbe heavens, aud
to tint with silver the babbling stream, the
leaf shaken by tbo cool night air, and the
fields of billowy grain.
A ride of two miles at a brisk gait, brought
our party from Claremont, N. H., to East
Claremont, to connect with the night express
for Windsor, Vt., where I was to spend a few
The train was late, and the time, which ai
ways drags at a railway station, was passed
listening to the sweet songs which floated on
the evening air from a camp meeting, less
than a quarter of a mile distant, near Sugar
Suddenly the singing ceased, and all was
quiet, when a voice of rare power and beau
ty rose on the hushed air.
Hark 1 It is that old familiar song, whose
melody and trustful words will live aud burn
when we are dust;
The sonl tbat on Jesus bath leaned for repose,
lie will not, lie will not, desert to Its fees;
That eoul, though all heU should endeavor to shake,
Iiell never, no never, no never forsake.
Tbo melody had scarcely died away, when
the whistle of the on-coming train was heard,
and all was bustle and confnsion for the mo
ment ; but after securing a seat, and being
whirled rapidly away, the words came to me
with fresh power, and I could but repeat
them over and over, until tbe brakemon cried
"Winzer" and I found myself at my destina
tion. Everything about Windsor bears the im
press of age ; and night but brings its antiqui
ty into bolder relief. I noticed it while being
driven to tbe hotel, and after I reached that
broad-piazzed, rambling structure, the flavor
of age was unmistakable.
The following morning, after breakfast,
and a stroll along tbe one street of the village
to the covered bridge, which, by tho way, is
one of tho established features of New Eng.
land Bcenery, I stopped u moment to note
tbo progress of tbe sun, as he scaled Mt. As
cutney's misty height, and threw his javelins
of light into tbe valley below.
A laborer approaching, I asked him what
points of interest could be seen by a short
"Had I seen Buena Vista ?"
"Buena Vista lies on the heights ; cross the
bridge ; take tho fust road to tbe right, toiler
it, and if you're good at climin' you can get a
gocTd view of Winzer, and seo Borne neat cot
tages as well, in Vista."
Thanking my informant, and chiding my
self for not learning through what circum
stance the hamlet obtained its Mexican name,
I trudged on and up for a half mile or more,
when, at a 6barp turn in the road, on a nar
row plateau, Buena Vi6ta lay before me un
der the morning sun. I walked leisurely
along, noting the trim cottages and general
appearance of thrift, until I came to a cottage
whiter and handsomer tban tbe others, shad
ed by a magnificent elm in tbe rear, and tbe
entire front yard filled with flowers tastily ar
ranged in beds and exhibiting careful cultiva
tion. Uuder a trellis bait bidden by a wealth cf
morning glories, which clambered all about
it, a mai perhaps thirty-five years of ago was
engaged in tha laudable occupation of shell
ing peas with four fingers and two thumbs.
Noticing I was passing slowly, tbat I might
better admire tbe beauties of the garden, be
cheerily invited me inside the inclosure. I
thanked him, and entered. Iu a short time
ho joined me, and mutual introductions fol
lowed. Conversation flowed freely, during
which I bad opportunity to study him more
He was not a handsome man in the gener
al acceptance of tbo term. Neither was he
plain looking. He wore a full beard, some
what lighter than his hair, which was a dark
chestnut color. His eyes were blue, with a
frank, though saddened look ; his nose was
aquiline, with thin, high-bred nostrils.
His knowledge of botany and floriculture
was wonderful, while he was intelligently in
formed on tbe topics ot tho day. I discover
ed, also, be bad been considerable of a trav.
On leaving, be presented me with a band
some bouquet, which he had seemingly care
lessly plucked as we had passed along, and
begged me to call again, stating that visitors
wero rare and time bung heavily on his hands.
I ventured to remark that amid so much
beauty it seemed almost impossible.
"Yes," he replied with an attempt to sup
press a sigh, "there it much beauty ; but
there is also much care, and it makes a differ
ence whether one works for the pleasure there
is iu it or simply as a means to an end."
I did not then understand him fully, but
Paul Le Farge, for such is tbe name of tbe
florist of Buena Vista, had a history, which I
learned after many pleasant visits. He was of
French descent, bis father having been a well,
to-do wine merchant. Bereft at au early ago
of a father's watchful care and a mother's
love, he was iu charge ot a guardian until bis
eight! euth birthday, when be was told he was
penniless through unfortunate investments,
and must shift for himself.
Having read glowlug accounts of tbe land
beyond the sea, and opportunity presenting
itself, be left la belle France and the graves
of his kindred, to seek his fortuue in tbe new
world. Arriving In New York his funds were
soon exhausted, and he was well nigh dlsoour
aged with repeated failures to secure employ,
tuent, until, through tho aid ot a Fronchmau
who had known bis father, be secured a posi
tion iu a printing office, and entered heartily
into the mastering of tho mysteries of the art
preservativo. After serving his time he trav
eled as a "jour" over tbe great West and
South, visiting all the principal cities, until
1878, when ho fouud himself in Bostou. At
a small fire in the building of the publishing
house in which he was employed, while en
deavorlng to run the elevator to tbe floor
above, where a number of female employes
were working, be had tbe misfortune to loso
ths fingers of bis right hand by their being
caught in the machinery; but tbe elevator
went on its way, and tbe panio was averted.
This disabled blm from working at his trade,
but, not discouragod, bo became a proof
reader, and also obtained a class In French,
which he taught evenings. Having saved
about twelve hundred dollars, and won the
lovo of a teacher in ono of the grammar
schools of tbe city, they were united in mar
riage, the place at Buena Vista purchased, and
the work of raising flowers for tho Boston
Mrs. Le Fargo was also an orphan, and tha
young couple found in each other's society
that happiness for which tbey had so long
yearned. But it was to bo saddened by afflic
tion. Iu the spring of 1880, just when ths
flowers wero putting forth their brightest
blooms and being touched by the Master's
pencil with unrivaled colors, tbe young wife
was losing that greatest of heaven s gifts the
power of sight. Despite tbe best medical
skill, the mist deepened into twilight, and
then into impenetrable night.
Though the light of his life had gone out,
tho husbaud never murmured ; but, picking
np the tangled threads of lifo where he bad
dropped them when his great sorrow first ap
peared, be devoted himself with renewed en
ergy to see that overy want was met and every
wish anticipated. Such devotedness, such
self.forgetfulncss, I bad never witnessed ; and
tbo memory of ths gentleness of this man
toward tbe woman he bad sworn to love and
cherish through life's uneven way, comes to
me this morning fragrant with the principle
of holy living.
And she ? She appreciated it all, and would
put her poor thin arms around ber husband's
neck, and, caressing blm, lavish on him all
the wealth of her ardent nature
She failed rapidly in health, and at the time
I became acquainted with her was confined to
One afternoon, while Paul was In Windsor
transacting business which demanded his per.
sonal attention, and I was remaining, at ths
requn-t of botb, to read and aid in passing
the time, Mrs. Le Fargo suddenly stopped in
her work she was always busy with ber
needlcB gazed at me intently with her sight
less eyes, aud said ;
"Don't you think Paul tho grandest and
sweetest uame in the world?''
I replied I thought it was a noble name.
"Paul Paul!" she murmured, "what a
grand man : the first Paul ; the Bible Paul ;
the prisoner of Hope How earnest, how
eloquent, how brave amid the accusations of
his enemies; how gentle to the sorrowing;
my heart goes out to him, as, standing before
the king, be reasoned with such resistless el.
oquence and power of righteousness and of
judgment to come, tbat Agrippa, ruler though
ho was, braving tho taunts of potentates and
giving voice to the language of bis heart,
spoke those imperishable words his glory
and his shame : 'Almost thou persuadest mo
to be a Christian.'
"See him again in Imperial Rome, in dun.
geons low, chained down; yet that matchless
faith which neither shipwrecks, nor stripes,
nor prison bars, nor brutal beasts could
shake, arose triumphal over all. Yes, ho
fought tho fight I was obedient unto ths
heavenly vision! kept tho faith)
"And my Paul," here her voice sank to a
low quaver, "I fear I almost worship him;
so kind, so gentle, so good. Preparing with
his own hands his frugal fare, reading to mo
until bis voice grows husky, and Ifoign sleep
to give him needed rest then with the door
ajar, to his toil amid the flowers.
"0, I sometimes think everything is all
wrong. Why did God make us with such ca
pacity for joy and suffering. I am often
tempted to believe there is no over-ruling
Providence. I could enjuy so much, but I
am nothing but a burden, a burden not only
to myself, but to Paul.
"Did you ever stop to think," sho contin.
ued, what a terrible thing it is to bo blind?
To be shut out from God's beautiful world,
to never look upon the face of those yon love 1
To live in ono eternal, rayless night, groping,
groping after the morning tbat never comes?
"But," after a pause "it will coma
sometime. There it a heavenly day; a city
which maketh glad; and best of all, thosa
who enter go no diore out forever."
She Bank back upon her pillow and re.
mained quiet for so long I became alarmed,
and rising hastily, took a step toward her ;
but sbe anticipated me by saying as calmly
and peacefully as though just awakened from
a refreshing sleep:
"I have on9 favor to ask you. I would not
ask It, but you bavo been so kind, and I can
not leave the request with a neighbor, none
of whom havo been my confidants."
"Anything I can do for yon, Mrs. Le Farge,
will be a pleasure."
"Thank you," she quietly replied, "it is
this : When you hear of my death you need
not start nor offer any encouragement, for I
am not to be deceived in the matter and I
know I am failing rapidly, and but for ths
thought of leaving Paul it would be a blessed
release when you bear of my death, (and
Paul shall promise me yon hear Boon) after
its occurrence, I desire that you request my
husband to select as one of the hymns to be
sung at my funeral, the 'JCoth hymn ; you
will find it in tbe collection on the table near
To leave no chance for an error, please
read the first lines.
I turned to the number and read, with con
flicting emotions, the same words which
came to me that oft-remembered evening,
from the camp beside tho river at Claremont ;
Tbe sonl tbat on Jesus bath leaned for repoae.
He will not. He will not, deaert to Ita foea ;
Tbat aoul though all bell abould endeavor to abake,
He'll never, no never, no never forsake.
"You promise mo."
The message bearing the sacred trust re.
posed in me, together with an expression of
my heartfelt sorrow, has been sent to the
stricken husbaud, who stands beside his all
of earth to-day,
I can do uo better than to close with the
inscription on a fly-leaf of a well-worn testa,
tnent, written in a wandering hand, and
pressed on me tbat memorable afternoon by
both husband and wife as I bade thorn adieu
iu that cottage on tbe heights of Buena
Blessed are Ibey tbat do hla commandments, that
tbey may have right to the tree of life, and may enter
in through tbe gate, into the elty,
John 3T. Itei in Ifickport (N. Y.) Union.
Tbe Boston Herald believes in Senator Ed.
munds as a law maker, and especially in hla
proposed law for wiping out Uormonism, tha
provisions of which we gave substantially In
full lost week :
"Senator Edmunds is an adept at making
laws which are effective, if enforced. Ho baa
made a careful study of tbe Mormon ques
tion, and, believing that polygamy is a great
social evil which Bhould be suppressed, ha
bas brought in a bill so sweeping in Its pro
visions tbat, if it becomes a law and is en.
forced, it will strike at ths root of the evil.
In effect, it takes away from polygamlsts ti
civil rights, puts them under ft ban, disfran
chises tbem, drives them from the jury-box,
renders tbem ineligible to office, makes co
habitation with mora than one woman sufficl.
ent evidence of polygamy, and vacates all tha
registration and election offices in the terrl.
tory of Utah, and devolves their duties upon
a board of five persons until a new territorial
Legislature can be chosen under a new regis
tration. It legitimizes all children born of
Mormon marriages before Jan. 1, 1883, which
is a short time to make new arrangements,
and opens a humane door of retreat by au
thorizing the Prosident to amnesty offenders.
It is a very rigorous, sweeping bill, and, If it
is enacted into a law and enforced, it will
make things lively In Utah. But if polyga.
my is to be broken up as an open defiance of
the moral sense of tha people and tho institn
tions of tho couutry, nothing less sweeping
An aged negro was showing the scan of
the wounds inflicted by the lash when ha waa
a slave. "What a picture I" exclaimed a
sympathetic looker-on. "Yes," responded
the colored brother, "dat's do work ob de ols
Some years ago, a Methodist olergyman of
Washington, a man of blunt and outspoken
temperament, announced as bis text, "An
honest man is tha noblest work of God." He
looked over tbe congregation a moment and
then ejaoulated with impressire fervor, "Bnt
God Almighty hasn't had a job In this city
for fifty years."