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VOL. LI. BRATTLBBORO, VT., FRIDAY, MAY 80, 1884. NO. 22. MnJ VKUJIONT IlKl'Unn AMI r'AUJlKIl, united l Mar i, lsno.) rUDLlsuiD tvinx ihibat sx FllENOH & STEDMAN, BltATTLEBOltO, VT. Tehms In advance, per jear, 11.(0; It not paid mltblu ttie year, $1.00. IUtcs or Apvrbtisino furnished on application JMrtbfl, Deatbe and Marriages published gratis t Obit uary Notice, Cards of Thanks, etc., 79c per Inch of U lion or less, t'.abred at the Ilrattlcboro Pott OJllce a nccowl-clati vtail vmttrr, 0. L. FUEMCII. D, II. SIEDMJH. Uusinrss (Inrttf. lltlt.UA.Y V JC.1.HE, tltnrral Inturance and Ileal Estate Agent: Iteprescullng Companies wbosc Assets areover )oo,ooo,uoo. TENEMENTS TO LET. Amenta for Uadcock Fine Uxiittacmirn. Omcolu Start & Estey's New Bank Block, cor. Main anil Elliot atrccts, B1IATTLE110HO, VT. I shook uohni; iiAiit ititrNM. Xj ISM IIHOJI. Mil. JAMEH U. COOK, for mi rly of lUo Parker liouae, IJotiton, Uoea urit-clae work, lloom lu rear of ofllcc. gj A3ii .n. 111.1111, Wllllston Block, Bratllcboro, Vt., practices In all Ibo conrta, tnakca collections promptly, auil invests money on wtaleru mortgages. XT i, iioiroar, at. ., LL. PHYSICIAN AND HmiOEON, UllATTLKUono, VT. Onlce anil resilience corner Main anil Walnut sti, At borne from 1 to 3 and from 6 to J o'clock l'.M. 14. a 1.1.1: A CO., . 1JEALKUS IN LUMDKll OF ALL KINDS, tm l'lat street, Brallhboro, Vt. J.1.HCH CI.LAI), 91. Is., TUVSICIAN AND BUHQKON, Ulllco In Croaby block, over Vermont National Bank. Offlco boura 8 to 0 A.M., 1 to 3 l'.M. Uesldcnco la Main st l)nATlLniono,VT. I. lVEHNTEJl, SI. II. . OOlco and rcsldenco 27 Elliot at., Bratttcboro, t. Oftlce boura before 8 a. k. ; 1 to 2 aod 6 to 8 i. at. 1 rEXHT TIICHK1I,1TI.I,, LL SUBQEON AND 110MCEOPATHIST, tntlco In Leonard's Block, Elliot Ktreet. Oflleononra, 1 130 to 3:00 and 7:00 to 0:oor. m. special attention given to chronic diseases. UN. IIBAIIUOIM V TALIIUT. A copartncrablp bas tbla day been formed be tween Drs. V. P. Dearborn and O. II. Talbot for tbo practice of mediclno and enrgery. Dr. Dearborn's ol lice aud realdence Is on North Msln street, as hereto, fore. Dr. Talbot's ofllco Is at tbo bouse of Mrx. 8, A. Morse, Ullint-st. Olbcobours 9 to 10 a.m.; CtoBi'.n. Dec. 1,1883. lr HANKIXM iV NTUUIIAIII), ATTOItNEYH AND COUNBELLOltS AT LAW and Holtcltors of l'ateuta, BnATlLxnoito, VT. II. MANX, Jit.. LAWYER, WlLMINQTOIf, VT. Wi, JIK.TII, Houte and Kl(rn I'alntcr, Or uamentaland Tresco Falutlng.Grftlnlng.Kil no mining, Taper IUnninff, etc. 1T9 Orcen Htrcrt, llrttllfboro, Vt . C. IIOIiNTEIl, FIBE IN8UHANCE AOENT, I'UTWKT, Vt. J. CAIIPEXTFH Marift liloci, Elliot Bt. Dealer In Tnjs, tancy Good. Hook?, Sta tionery, Newipaperi, Maftazlnt-a k Periodical. Sub prriptlous receive J for tbn prluclpal nfwBpatcra aucl magazines, and forwarded lj mall or otherwise. Uanlang ani Eiukstmcnts. People's National Bank, IlltA-TTlLlSrcOItO, VT. Wo reepecf fully olTi r our acr Icra fur Ibo transaction of any banklog or colloctlou business ou may bave lu this vicinity. We buy and Boll UNITED STATES BONDS, and for tue accommodation of our cuntomcra furulib IN VESTMENT HECUMT1E3 suitable for trust fundi and counervatlro Investor. We drfcw FOHEION EXCHANGE, aod ran furniib Litters of Credit for traveller. uao lu Great Britain and Europe. Auy builucBH entrusted to our caro will receive prompt and careful attention. W. A, FAULKNER, Caabler. PARLEY STARR, President. Ij39 J.H. M ERR I FIELD, PreBident. It. M. 81IERMAN, Secretary. Vermont Loan & Trust Company, CillAXU F0111N, DAKOTA, VFOOTIATOItil OF Hod llivor Valley Farm Loans, Hearing 8 to 9 per cent, inttreat, net. Pull particulars, with reference, furnished on ap plication. Correspondence solicited. 13 F-L-O-U-R PROM THE BEST MILLS! Every Barrel Warranted as Eepresented. TEA AND COFFEE! MURE AND QUALITY GUARANTEED. LAIKJK A'AllIETlL OP CANNED (iOOI)S, INCLUDING nnfl 11 EVAPORATED GROUND PUMPKIN Makes nn Excellent Wo ! MAPLE SUGARS SYRUP GAE.DEN SEEDS. EVERYTHING- Usually kept lu a ilrstclass gro cery store Prices Right ! REMEMBER US! M. SCOTT & SON, 81 Main Street. m ran IF YOU WANT "ibo moHt popular and satis- Health, Comfort and Elo- JIAIIAMK VOX'S IJtriiOTED coneET And Skirt Supporter It Is particularly adapted ,io in. preseui sijia 01 urcss, For sal. bj all leading deal ers, l'rlce by mall, 1 1.30. F0Y, HAEMON & 00,,N.wu.n,a SALESMEN WANTED FOB TUB FONTHILL NURSERIES. Sii Arres. THE LAUOEST IN CANADA. Bio Ar'res Head OfncP! Toronto, Out. Enncli OlllCf. Itontreal, Que. Wo waut Ageutsto sclt our iukuy oanauiam mdusedy stock. Htcsdj employment at Hied salarlea to all willing to work. MEN and WOUEN can liar. pleaa aut aud profitable work tuk yxau bocmp. Good AfuH are earnlun from (0 to $75 per moutu and ei' 5 lenses. Term aud outfit free. Address. . W. 11EAIX. HTONi: Ac WELLJNOTON. Ct Ooursol St., Montreal, Que, Ajgr, uraucu uuee, ll'v O.J.Pratt, Nos. 1 k 2 Uranlto Dlock. OPENING OF NEW CLOAK DEPARTMENT In rooms directly over my Drv Goods and Carpet Establishment, Where may be found the fin est and cheapest stock of Spring and Summer Garments in the state, to which I invite a careful examination by all intending purchasers. In fitting up this important department for the exhibition and sale of Ladies', Misses' and Children's Outside Gar ments and Shawls, no pains or expense lias been spared to make it both pleasant and convenient for patrons of the department. Entrance from Street or Store. Respectfully, O. J. PRATT. BICYCLES! TRICYCLES -V.1V. ClIILItN, .tKriif. Urattlclmro. Vt. Second-hand Machines for Sale- FINE CUSTOM TAILORING! Ai ELEGANT LINEOFFOUEIGX AM) DOMESTIC GOODS To Select from may be found ut Pfln 'n 1 1. MB AN IMMENSE LINE OF READY-MADE CLOTHING, GENTS' FURNISHINGS. TRUNKS, BAGS, ETC. WE INVITE THE PUBLIC TO AN EXAMINATION OF GOODS AND ntlCES. F. A. WHITIEY & GO. a E. BOND, DEALEH IN METALLIC, WOOD FINISH & CLOTH COVERED CASKETS, ALL STVLE3 AND QUALITIES. TKXTIIjK, GOTLAND HILVMl rZATUD TllDUIIXaS, LADIES' & CENTS' ROBES. Clw.ulirrs'a lllslnrVrllxK' l'llllll for llln Hick Jlooui, BODIES EMBALMED SO AS TO I)E ntESEItVED FOB ANY LENOTII OF TIME DE8UIEU. nnnma asjabs fliir'al bIoVA tntf Couoected with Telephone Excliaoge POWOEB Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A oarrel of parity strenRlli anil Tvliolcsomcness. More economical tliau the ordinary kinds, and cannot to aoM In compt-tltlon wllh the mnlllludoot low test, short weight, alum or phoiphato powders. Until tmty in rfins, 37.32 lloiaL llaxixa rownin Co., 100 Wallst., N, Y riuiiniiii.iUaiiiiisiiiiiiiiiiiniiTiirrr" PLANTS! PLANTS! 10,000 Fansies, GERANIUMS, VERBENAS, ROSES. A Qoncral Collection of BEDDING PLANTS TOMATO TLANTB, CELERY PLANTS, CAUUAOE PLANTS, l'EITElt PLANTS. Cat Flowers, Designs, etc, etc- Orders by mall, or II. 0. Wlllard's Drag store, will receive pruiupi aiisniiou. Aaaress, Jit. OOYLX, 17-21 Vrattleuoro, VI. A linppjr surpriso it was to Mr. A. II. Norton, of HrWol, Conn., when AniuriiOROa put him on hla feet, una tnt him checrtully about hla buslnosA Ixt him tell hla own btory i "About thrco weeka bbo I wna taken wlrli a seven) crick lutlio hack. Forfourdays I was unalilo to turn in lxl without hilp, and w hen lilted up could not stand on my fit L I was Induced to try At n Lur liouus, after all the. usual remdiert fail.il. In au luinutoi after taking tho flrrit doso I could tear luy t lirut uion my f oet. In two days I was ablo toKitaNiut and attend to bupluess. Jn two othtr cores which hao come to my know teiUro lu uso has been atlendixl with tho sanio resnlu.' A poor man in Philadelphia had to lior row n dollar to buy rt boitlo of ATmornoROS. On account of hla iwverty hHnnmcbhall remain a secret. Ho had biiriered terribly from llhtu mutism. Hogratefuiiy wrllea: "I took my llrst dow Tuesday afternoon, and on WodnunUy. alter but mmudotius, I had net a sharp or mtro a he left. Then I reduced tho doho onc.half and took tlin reDialinlcr f the bottlo. I wasaMotoliOsti-ady at work till Sat urday, when I took a levcro cold and was un. abla to Ufa my h ft hand. I purchased another bottle and by Udt!uio 1 fouud relief. The medldno is all you claim for It." Investigate ATiiLoritouosallyotipleascl Find nil tho fault you choo.o with it I and yet tho fact remains, that it is doinj; what no other medicine ever could do fur Ilhcu matism and Neuralgia. If you cannot get Amuirnonos of your drug gist, wo mil tend It ex press paid, on receipt of regular price one dollar per bottle. We prefer that ou buy It from )our druggist, but If ho hasn't It, do not bo persuaded to try something obc, bat order at onco from us aa directed. ATHLOPHOROS CO., 112 WALL ST., NEW YORK. IIIIIIHIIIIIf'i"" "" ""111111111111111) A HOME DRUGGIST TESTIFIES. PopuHrltyftt home in not ftlw.iys tho best test of hut it, hut v e t-oint roully to tho fact llmt uo other mrUtclno hm won for Itself stirli universal ni-jirohaUou In It own city, EUU, nnd couutrj, uud among all poojilc, oj Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Tho following letter from one of our best-Ikm-Mri MaMaclnisctts Druggists should hoof lntcrtit to cvtry sulfcrer ' Kicht venrs n?o I hM un attack of RHFHMATIQM IlllUUIIinilUllll ltliPuiiiMlwii.imiuj. vt-ri' tl.it I couM not movo from tlm K!, or ilrtfw, without help. 1 trIM noTfral reme dles without much if any relief, until 1 took AM U'rt SAKSATAItlLLA, by tlm Ui-0 f tUO tmttlcs of which 1 w:u comnletely cuuhI. Hao rohl larR" quiiitltleB of your Su.ha 1'uim., nntl It still retail) Us wotMertul lHpularity. Tho iiiiny notahlo cures it hits thvcliM in this ui'lmty comiueo mo that it i- tlu treet blootl ir.eJliiiocierotrereit totho Iulllc. 1U F. llAimiii." lhvtr St., Ilucklauil, Mass., .May U, It?. SALT RHEUM, wa for over twentv j-ar ln'foro It Id rcnimal to liu.ll nlili.-ti-l Willi Salt Uliruiu in its worht f'iriij. Its ulcerations actual Iv rovt-rl nn ro than half th' mrf.ion of his body and limlm. Ho was tiitm-ly eurtvl by Alt.u's HicHAiAitii!.. Sco ccrtitlcato lu A)cr'a Aluumio fur l'ULI'AUKD 11 Y Dr.J.C.Aycr&Co.jLowclljMass. Sld by all Druggists; fl, sU Mitlci, lr 55. Continued from lastvtel.) How Watch Cases are Made. , Imitation always follows a BucecMful article, and imitation is ono of tho best proofs of real honest merit ; nnd thus it is that tho James 7'oh' Gold ikh Guc has its ituitaturh. liny era can always tell tho genuine by tho trade-mark of a croicn, from which is Bwpcndtd a pair of ocm nates aro j-tamped in the cap of tho watch ca-ic. Jewelers arc very cautious alwut en- dorsing an article unions they not only know that it is good, hut that tho character of the manufacturers is Miih that tho iua.ity of the goods w ill 1 o It'pt Jtdlijvp to standard, Willi AMiPODT, IV. Teh. IX 1SS3. Ttio James IVwtt' UuM WatcU Cane ro liko hot c&kcN. Koch ono 1 roll twlU anothor. lkmt xicrl to nwiniutJiitl thoui: thuy k11 UjftuNiJ.ei. Oart nf my cuntomcre has had a Jouxw lkW Uuld WntchCado laumforSO yrsn(,andUlt)adimoJueer. WltbtMs c&Mildanot liutsitato tatfho luyowntniaranUv, j-fclally with tho new aud itunroM-d lawa, whlcii aouai to I cvcrlasUnb'. Jtssie T. Little, Jltr NewBBrywiCK,N.J.,Jan.P,lwci. Thin poM riPfl, tin. Uff, known M the JaniOA llotttt OolJVatchCaw5,ctuno into myitowHwiou aUmtlH&H. has tieen In uoo rlneo that time, and hi ntul in (rood condition. The nio tuicnt is the one which was in the caao w ben I luUKht It, and ito contUtlou Rhowa that tho csm hu rosily out worn tho motemcnt, which hi I'layodout Martin A. Howell, Of loord f Virtttort tf.J, K. It. it Tram. fb. Fta I at Ump UKtfiUM H(tk Cm FwUrlM, PHI. Jtpkla Pat farfcaBSMM IllattraUd PaapliUUKtplig bv Jun Uom' aa4 Ktyitw WaUh (im art mtAu (7b U Continued.) FJIOM DAKOTA, nvlcorant. generally Itcceneration form. , feehk-d aystema auf ferlng from a general want of tone, and lta uauai concomitants dyspepsia and nerv-ouinf-ssls seldom to be gained from using i a nourishing diet and stimuli of appetite, unaided. A medicine that will effect a re moval of the specific obstacle to renewed health aod vigor, that is genuine correc tive, lamo real need. , It is the possession of this f?raud reqnlre I ment that makes Hoa-4 ' tetter's stomach Hit- teraao effecLIie aa an Tor sale by alt druggists and dealers Be STOMACH MILLINERY ! Having Just returned from Boston with a largo and carefully selected stock of Millinery and Ladles' fur nishing goods, and having also received a completo assortment lu tho same Hue from New York, selected by an old aud experienced buyer, I am prepared to show you a largo and varied asiurtmeut in which you cannot failto find whatever st)le, quality aud price you may desire. V. I!, AUMT1X, St3 Towushead, Vt. FARM FOR SALE! In OullforJ, situated la Wntlicrhead Hollow, of 100 acres tuerneapc at lu town for nliat It will uo. m videil equally Idio mowloff. tiaatnraae and Ullage, Wood cuoucli (or farm. Good one-story bouse aud L, painted, blinded and elated. Goo abed 48x20, an otber bolldloe; 48x20. Running -water to bouae and suea, uooa sugar orruara mat wui set aw uucaeii, wuu erajioraior, uamering mos, store tuus, ew. Terms easy, Apply to J, I.XLI0T JACOBS. U10 Heconit Xctter. QnANU Fouks, Dak., May 20, 1881. From gootoglcnl survoj-s It Appears, on the best soientlno authority, that the ltetl river valley was onco ocoupleil by an anelout lako conslilcrably largirtban Lake Suprrlor, form oil during tbo Jecllno of tbo loo period. Tbla lako was probably the ancient source of tbo Mississippi river, but ft subildeuco of tbo land ftt tho north end of it caused Its waters to flow Into Hudion bay, and tbo Hed liver val ley was formed. Duting tho cxlstoncoof Ibis ancient lako, for a succession of ages, a rich alluvium was deposited, which accounts la pomo mcasuro for the enormous productive ness of tho soil. Tho topography of tho country Is a per fectly level pralrlo for 20 miles each sido of the river, when tho surface begins to bo Bllgbtly undulating. Tho soil Is a heavy black loam, with an average depth of two fect,rest ing on a clay subsoil 100 feet deep. Its vigor and power in producing and supporting vege tation aro apparently Inexhaustible, and lu certain Important qualities It is unmatched In any part of tho known world. The smaller grains aro produced In tho greatest abun danco. Totatoos yield prodigiously. Oats and barley aro raised to a considerable cx tent, but v.hcat Is tho staplo product. Wheth er or no corn can bo successfully raised here, is yet to bo determined. We aro certainly north of tho so-called corn-bolt of the conti nent ; but It Is claimed, from experience id ready gained in corn raising, that tbo present objectionable featuro of its being injured by early frosts can bo remedied by tho cultiva tion of a variety which matures early. To provo tho truth of this claim, tho United States Commissioner of Agriculture, Geo. 11. Lorlng, 1ms recently sent to this section spec Imens of seed-corn for the purposo of trial. That Ibis is practically n one-crop country Is at present true ; but it docs not necessarily follow that It will always remain so. Bo long as wheat Is tho best-paylng crop, ns It la at present, farmers will raise wheal alono. When tho soil becomes exhausted, they will turn their attention to dlreralfitd farming, and it will then bo determined whether diversified farming will bo profitable iu so cold a lati tude. And this suggosts tbo question which is often asked, Will tho soil over becorao ex batisted ? This ipiostlon tlmo alono can an swer. Tbo productivo power and lasting qualities of the soil aro certainly greater than can be found anywhere else in tho Union, and many years at least must elapso before tbore will be any Indication of a decline in its fer tility. A small tract of land at Georgetown, Minn., has been cropped annually for tho last 23 years, with no sign of exhaustion. Land surrounding ono of tbo Hudson hay trading posts, In Manitoba, has been bowh with wheat every year sinco 1120, with no perceptible diminution in tho yield. No fertilizers aro aver used in the valley. Immediately after threshing, tho straw, piled In immcneo stacks, is burned on tho wheat fields. Tho ground freezes to tbo depth of six or eight feet, and. thawing gradually, sup plies moisture to tbo growing crops daring tho wbolo season. This, together with the bcay dews that always prevail, prevents ro rious Injury from prolonged droughts. Not that prolongeS droughts are common, but hero, as everywhere, we sometimes havo sev eral consecutivo weeks in midsummer with out u drop of rain. Homo of tho low, rt't land noar tho river Is not well drained. Continued rains in the spring cause water to stand a foot deep on thousands of Hcrrs in the heart of tbo valley, thus preventing seeding till Iatoin the season. Part of this land, which is very rich soil, Is too wet to bo cultivated at all, but makes ex cellent natural bay meadows. In time it will bo rendered much more valuable by artificial drainage. In some localities largo tracts of land somitlmcs extending over hundreds of acres nre rendered worthless for wheat growing purpor.es by tho presenco of an ex cessive amount of alkali. Its presence can not be detectid by a stranger unless tho quan tity is so great as to make tho surfaco of tho soil white, aa It frequently is. If it exists in moderate quantities only, It Is indicated by the presence of a short, wiry grass, growing more or less sparsely, according to the quan tity of alkali the soil contains. Its tendency is to kill vegetation. If alkaline soil is plough ed, sown with heat,and rendered moist with copious rains, the wbpat cornea up and looks as prouiiting as ono could wish. Then is tho tlmo whin the unscrupulous real estate dealer drives his inexperienced eastern customer out into tho country to look over the fair acres be is about to buy so cheaply. But wait a fow weeks. Tho loug, dry summer days come. The alkaline earth becomes parched. Tbo wheat stops growing something in tho soil seems to burn tho very lifo out of it; It turns wbito ; it never matures. The eastern cus tomer finds ho has an alkaline section on his bands, and looks around for another custom er as Inexperienced as he was. This alkali is found to tomo extent all over tbo territory. tho waters of many of tho rivers and lakes hold it in solution. Devil's lake, tho lareeet in North Dakota, contains a large amount of It. This superabundance of alkali In the soil renders it difficult to obtain pure soft water for drinking purposes. Itiver water, or, what Is much better, rain-water, filtered into cls- torns, Is used largely in cities. Well water is apt to he very hard and brackish. Iu some localities a stratum of limestone gravel is found About 20 feet below tbo surface, and in such places good well water can bo obtained ; but pure, sparkling New England spring wa ter la unknown here. The winters aro cold, but tbo dryness of tho Atmosphere renders the air less sharp And disagreeable than in damper and more south ern latitudes. The mercury frequently runs down to 10' below zero. In December, 1870, according to tho records of tbo United States signal office at tit. Vincent, It reached 39 be lowthe lowest point reached since tho es tablishment of tho office In 1873. Tbo pre ceding year (1878) It reached only 2C" below. The highest temperature for a series of years averages 02, while tho mean temperature of the year la about 31, You often bear Bomo pretty big stories about the terrible blizzards we havo out here, and of people freezing to death. Tako these stories at a discount, wo bave some pretty tough storms occasionally, it is true ; but the annual snowfall Isn't as great as it Is In New England. Feoplo sometimes freeze to death, but in a large majority of oasea it Is duo to their own negligence. They either start on long journeys Improperly clothed, or elso bo. come Intoxicated aud in this condition expose themselves to the severities of the climate. Occasionally a farmer gets caught, without fault of his, on the prairie in a blinding storm, loses bis way, and perishes. Hut it Is not strnngo that such accidents ocour ; the won. dor Is that they occur so seldom. Tbo ccun try is sparsely BellKl ; farmhouses are somo. times miles apart. Similar accidents would happen In Vermont were Vermont as sparsely settled as Dakota. For myself, I prefer the dry, bracing Jauu- ary atmosphero of Dakota to the cold, damp, changeable climate of Now England winters, The air U always fresh, and tbo nights are Always cool, even In mldsummor. No other climate in tbo world Is hotter adapted to build up Invalids affected with pulmonary diseases, prattded they como in eoason. Invalids are too Apt to pottpono a journey to other ell mates till their diseahes ure so Qrruly seated that nothing can effect a euro. In such cases a change doos no good and is frequently inju. rlous. Hut let a man who is in the first stag es of consumption come to Dakota, go out on the prairie, take a claim where ho can get plenty of good water, steep In a shanty, eat what ho can got In short, "rough It" as we aro obliged to out hero on tho plains and bo will bo surptUcd at tbo progress he will make towards health aud robustness. II. Ii. Vr'lllTIlID. Xof tlm Yrur for ia JLtlnlc From the N. V. Evening rod. Tho history of commercial crises shows that Although they vary In many particulars, they are uniformly alike In one most Import ant particular. They always, to all but the very far-sighted or the pessimist!;, como liko thunderclaps out of a clear sky, Tho first noto of danger is always heard in what sootna to be a period of great prosperity, marked by high prices, largo profits, groat industrial ao tivity, advancing wages, greatly extended credits, eager demand for money, and great mutual confidence Thcso have been tho signs and forerunners of all Ibo great finan cial convulsions. It la needless to say that every ono of them has been wanting in tbo crisis wo have just witnessed. Low prices, small profits if any, reduced and docllnlng wagos, and tbo narrowest possible amount of of credit, have been for some time past tho rule all over tbo country. Tho fuol of a gen tral And real crisis, which was accumulated In tho summer uf 1881, has been slowly burn ing out. Perhaps it has not all been consum ed yi t, but the residuum must be very small. Tho liquidation, which in a real crisis has to be done In It week, which In 1837 and 1873 was douo in n wcx k, has In this instanco been distributee over throe years. The markets of the country are no longer overstocked. Although the agencies of production may be In excess of tho demand for many varieties of goods, tho prcssuro of tbo supply ceased somo tlmo ago to reveal Itself in the further dccliue of prices. Tbo work of readjust ment has been going on steadily and safely for nearly throe years Whllo something re mains to bo dono In this regard, it is not of such magnitude or importanco as to give ground for uneasiness. Unloss tho world Is entering upon an entirely now stage of expo rienc, In which commercial revulsions come In periods of lethargy, dulness, languor, low prices, and limited credit, wo must conclude tbat the paulo was a local phenomenon of a temporary character, affecting stock specula tors only, and having no power to project it self into the currents of general trade. A FuzzLixti Law Case. The lawyers have abundant opportunity to air their Imagination in a survivorship cbbo at Cincinnati. William II. Woods and his wife went down with tho steamer Asia on Lake Huron in September, 1882. In settling the estate It Is necessary to know who died first. Woods In his wilt enu merates a $23,000 insuranco an his life in fa vor of his wife. In case of her death intes tato the estate is to be divided among both his and her family friends, they having no cbildien. Tbo lite Insuranco policies wcro what Is known as "wife policies," the premi ums being paid by ber and containing pro visions as to who is to receive the money In case sbddies before ber husband. Tbo ques tion is : Could he control these policies by will? Tbo wifo had also $10,(KK Inproperty. She left no will. If sbo died before tho hus band, her property and the insuranco mouoy would go to her husband's relatives. If she survived her husband tho 310,000 would go to her relatives. There is an old legal pre. sumption that the woman, being tlso weaker, would die first. In Georgia it is held tbat an instinct nf chivalry would reverse this theory. In the Cincinnati case the administrator for Woods pleads bis good health and swimming abilities and bis wife's ill health, but the ans. wer denies both, claiming that Woods bad rheumatism of the joints which prevented his grasping on to anything or using oars. Tbo only survivors of the wreck were D. A. Fin. kis aud a Miss Morrison who succeeded in climbing into an op:n boat. Tbey did not Know tbo woods and do not recall tneui by the descriptions. They wero even strangers to each otber, but now tbey aro man and WHO. Tho cities civil service bill passed bv the Now York legislature renders mandatory on the mayors of cities the system of appoint, mont for tested merit, which was previously only optional with them, and its passage tan a great triumpn lor tuose wuo are trying to reform the government of the largo cities. Ono of tho "Independent" KepubU can nowtpapers objects to General llawley of Connecticut as a candidate for President be cause in bis recent speech at the Union League he declared that "voting is a farce in fifteen states of the Union," and would make tuls fact An kxiue In the campaign. The statement is a fact, nevertbelew, and no real Itcpublican will think the less of General Uawley for tho position ho takes on tbat point. The Charleston News and Courier "pub lishes with pleasure'' a letter from a resident of South Carolina, which holds the following language: "Our stale must be ruled by the wlille people; peaceably it we can, forcibly if we must. If the negrotM nre all permitted to vote, they are sufficiently numerous in many counties, and probably In the state, to control elections. This can be prevented, either Illegally by violence and fraud, or le gally by property and educational qualifications." The Uto Democratic legislature of Virgin ia passed a law making it o misdemeanor for any one otucially connected witn Ino educa tional system of tue state to take any part in political conventions. Maj. Carter M. Lou than, superintendent of schools for Clarke county, attended tho late meeting of tho Vir ginia llepublican state convention at lticb- moad, and was appointed a presidential elec tor for his district. Thereupon the Hour bons procured his indictment by a Itichraoud grand jury And his trial will soon occur. It is maintained by the Republicans that the law under which the Indictment was fouud is in violation of the constitution of Virginia, and there is a very gonerat determination not to obey it until tne niguest courts nave passed upon its constitutionality. The result will be watched with much Interest. Tbo Vicksburg (Miss.) Herald comments as follows on the recent sbortlvo attempts In that st&to to bring certain murderers to jus tice: "With those who bear false wituoss, jury-fixers, a low grade of juries, legal tech nicalities, and devilments, tho law-abiding bave a hard, dreary time trying to enforce ths law. The news bas staggered those who hop ed the law could be enforced. Tbey am very weary ; tney are growing desperate. There is not a lawyer or judge in Mississippi who, If be was threatened by the desperadoes who stalk the land, would not put moro faith in the steady nervo, a keen eye, and a lightning pistol than in all these damnable abortions called murdor trials. The results afford no protection to any ono. Any citizen, male or female, may bo shot down or cut to death, and it the other citizens wait long enough tney will bear of a bung Jury, a mis trial, a revoraal, a pardon, and after a while the shoot er or cutter will be back on tho streets again, strutting around like a lion, ready to feast on blood again. The courts of this state were never held In higher contempt in Vioksburg tnan tney are to-day." Ilurltngton bos some CO tax-payers who are assessed on $20,000 or over. The two heaviest aro Wells, lttcbardaon & Co., $103, 101 ; Sbepard t Morsa lumber company, $ 103, 730. Ilrandon's heaviest tax-payers aro : Eliza E. Marsh, taxed on $113,050 ; E. D. Thayer, $82,180 ; John A. Conant, $30,310 ; John II. Vail, $30,050 j Thoron B. Smith, $18,385 j Volney lloss, $31,839 : N, T. Sprague, $31,-371. Miss Ella Earle, who took a leading part iu the recent Thomas concerts at Boston and In the recent festival At Ilutland, Is a native of Walllngford and comes of a family which boa been noted for Its musical talent for sev eral generations. Miss Earle's friends aro expecting great fame for her. Rutland's new grand list shows that the marble, companies pay taxos on $1,000,714, apportioned as follows : Vermont marble company, ? l, nu,'jiio ; nueiaon it eons, s iu., 300 ; Columbian marblo company, $12G,300 ; ltlpley Sons, 122,821 1 Gilson .t Woodfln, $100,000; Dorset marblo company, $51,050; Almon niarbia company, .'.), BOO; west ltut. land marble company. $11,200: L.A.Bar. din, $5130; Esperanza marble company, $1,- 300. Afout I oo.ouii worm of new muis. etc., aro not included, being oxempted for five years as new manufactures, ino iouow ing pay on over $50,000 each t H. II. llax- tor s estato, $zun,iiu ; r. unatifo, imi.nuj Chan. Clement, $10!,OU; Clement A Bons, $74,113; Howe scale company, $12.1,000; J, W. Craraton. $152,703: II. II. Dyor. $142,- 384 ; Wm. Gilmore, $112,730 ; J. A. Mead, UBB.iou j Hodueia rroctor, vim.iii wm, Y. W. ltlpley, $07,129 1 Wm. Y. Bipley's es tate, $140,017. Miscellany. Tlm llvrora' IUT. Through tbo Ion ft bending grsas Tbe wblte.robed msldens pass, With tender faoes, and with footsteps sott and slow, Upon esch towly grave, Wbere sleeps tbo true and bravo, D'opplng red roses and wan llllca as tbey go. Dowers for tbe patriot band Woo loved their native land) Bwett roiemary, and purple pansles, and pale pints Green leaves from bnddlng trees Make sweet the passing brceie flweet as the elegy the gratcfnl nation thinks. For who would not prolong With flowers and sreut snd song Tbc memory of those who fill In Freedom's fight 1 From tho sweet month nf Msr, Then, choose tbo fairest day, And crown It for tbe honored Dead wllh all things bright. Then say: "o singing birds, Echo these tender words t While bosoms nobly throb, and women's eyes are wet, While roses bnd and blow, White atars at evening glow, Wbllo daylight breaks for us, wo never will forget. "As long as men shall stand Tor homo snd native land, And while our starry flag flies o'er the truo and free, Honor and Love aud Truth Khali give Immortal youth, And we'll remember you upon the land and sea." TUN WITOim 1UNU. A very curious, straggling, sleepy old vll. lago Is Adllngton. Half a century behind tho rest of tho world, It stilt sits between the green hills of an Eastorn state.with Its elbows on its knees, and its chiu in its hands, mus ing on bygone days, when old King George held tho land under his sway, and when, as its old folks sagely remark, things wcro not as they are now. There Aro a great tuAny old people in Adlington ; In fact, very few die young, there. Tbe atmosphere is so droamy and peaceful that excitement cannot exist, and the wear and tear of tbe busy world Are unknown, or at most only hums faintly over tho hills, like the buzzing of a fly on a sunny pano on a summer day. And so tbey sit still in their chimney corners from year to year, and muse and dose and dream, until tbey dream their lives away, and take their final sleep. It was to an old crone of this description that I was indebted for my adventure. Iu tbe course of my rambling about tbo village, I chanced one day to peer over a crumbling wall, and discovered an old, dis used burial ground. Tbo brown slabs were broken, prostrate and scattered, with only hero and there a forlorn, unsteady stone, standing wearily, and waiting for tho time to come when it, too, might fall down and rest with tbo sleepers beneath. Scrambling over the low wall I stooped about among tho grass, puhing away tbe tangled masses of vines and leaves from the faces of the slabs, that I might read the inscriptions there. But suns and storms of over one hundred years hid ob literate nearly all tbe letters, so tbat only portions of names and dates remained. Fi nally, down in a deep corner of the enclosure, w n-re tuo weens grow densest, and tne shades wore darkest, I found au old stone, which. leaning forward, had protected Us face from tho storms, and on the stone I read the words: DABDAItA CONWAIL. BOBM 1C70, DIED 1730. iai, 60 TEABS. llatuuj ore lateutljt txrcuttd or the practice nf Kitciicrajl, My curiokity was at once aroused. I in quired of several persons as to tbe history of tots woman, but without success, for a time. finally, however, I found an old womau who told me the history of Barbara Couwail, as it bad been banded down to her by her ancestors. Living in an old stono bouse at the edce of tbe village, sho was very rarely seen for no one ever crossed hdr threshold savo when she was occasionally met by a frightened par ty of children idling away a summer after noon's holiday in the woods, when 6he would scowl and pass away, stooping along over tbe fields, gathering herbs with which to brew her nightly potions. No one ever Interfered witn ber, However, until a sad year came to Adlington. An epidemic broke out. and raged with a fury that nothing could withstand. People began to mutter tbat llarbata tbe witch was tbo cause of it. Passing tbe road she was stoned by a party of boys, to whom she turn ed, and, shaking her bony haud,shriekedtbat the curse was upon tneui. . Two of the lads sickened and died in a few days, and though scores were carried away in like manner, an especial Import was attached to their death. Barbara began to be watch ed. They looked through her windows at midnight and found her bending over a seeth ing cauldron, throwing in herbs, muttering cabalistio words, and stirring the mixture with what tbey reported to bo a human bono. Old Barbara was working her charms. So when, one morning, a man came into town bruised end coverod with mud, and tes tified that as he rode post old Barbara's house, at twelve o'clock tbe night before, ho saw the arch fiend and tbo witch in convemtion up on the house-top, surrounded by flames, and laughing fiendishly in tbo lurid glare, as tney shook their fists at the plague-stricken village sleeping below, his talo found ready credence. ino fact tbat be was an cabltual drunxard, and had on more than one occasion rolled from his horse in a druuken stupor, And pass ed the night in a ditch, dreaming wild dreams, did not in tho least detract from tbe belief of tbo villagers In his account of the scene. And when he related how this pair of demons bad pounced upon bim, and bad first tortured and then thrown blm senseless into a ditch, their indignation became uucontrolable. Old llarbara was tried, condemned, and banged.thougbshe protested in her innocence to tbe last. The littlo sum of money found in her pos session was used to buy that gravestone as no one would daro appropriate it and to this day, If anyone were bold enough to go to her grave at midnight on the same day of the year on which she was hanged, and say : "Jiarbars, 1 believe you were innocent," at the samo time stretching out his hand over the grave, she would appear to bim and place in his band a talisman. This talisman would bring good fortune as long as be retained it, but at some time in bis life the witch would return to claim her own. Tbe old woman ended her story in a low, impressive monotone, which, with her earn estness Aud sincere belief in what she said, almost carried conviction to me, in spite of reasou. As I sauntered away, ridiculing these ignorant aud superstitious village folk, I fouud myself almost unconsciously wander ing bavk through the old burial ground to the witch's grave Carelessly glancing at the in scrintiou. I was surprised to find that very day was the one hundred and fiftieth anniver sary o( nor death, aud still more surprised when tbe thought occurred tome of watching at Lor grave that night, I ridiculed and scoffed at the idea. Where was my boasted common sense and incredulity ? But, still, returning evor, came that wayward thing call ed fancy and it conquered. The world was wild and weird that night, when I stole forth from the village. Tho wind was moaning through the trees, and sob bing piteously ; the black clouds were driven in broken patches across the sky, now letting down tbe moonshine, and again shrouding all in blackest night, making the shadows obaso each other about, and steal around corners upon one in a manner that made me wiuoe in apite of myself. Climbing tbe low stone wall rather nervously, I confess I Btole away through tho old, down-trodden graves, push ing through tho weeds and briers as silently as possible, and making my way towards that dark, dreary corner, where tho old witcb re posed. ' A graveyard at noon Is a very different spot from a graveyard at midnight, especially if ono is there to soek au Interviow with a spirit. I reached tho place and stood by tbe tomb. It stilt laoked a few minutes of twelve, and, as I stood there watching tbe moonlight flit, ting over the graves, I longed for a little ray to oreep in with me. But no approaching and rocedlng, and wavering all about mo, It nevor touched this grave, but fled away as often as it approached, as though frightened at the black shadow forever lurking there. By and by the village clock tolled twelve. As tho slow, tremulous touos stole out on tho night, the wind ceased moaning, tbe clouds covered tho faoo of tbo moon, the insects stopped chirping, aud when the last stroke was flnisbod tbe almost unbearable silence was broken only by my own breathing, which I strove iu vain to suppress. Tho darkness was intense, and I could see noth ing. A terrible fooling of guilt and terror seized mo, that I, a mortal, should be intrud ing there at surh en hour. Mechanically I strove to speak tbe words I had been told, but my lips refused to form a sound. Still I stood ia tbat awful black silence, chilled with fear, until with a mighty effort I reached out my Arm over the grave And grAsped a hand. It was only for An Instant not that, for it was jerked away in a twinkling but long enough to feel bow warm and velvety It was and bow very small. ' Not that I lingered there to reflect upon these novel qualities In tbo hands nf a ghost, And An old witch at that, for you altogether mistake my bravery in suppoblug it ; but It was after I had clear ed tbo old wait at a bound And was out on tho moonlit road, walking at a rattling good pace towards town that I rocalled it. From a state of intense cold I bad shanged to ono of burning heat. Tho touch of those soft fingers thrilled mo through and through as with au electrio shock, And I walked faster still iu my excitement. Gradually the con sciousness forced Itself upon mo that I held Bomothlng In my clenched hands. There first was a glitter and then u sparkle, as tbe moonlight fell Into the hollow of my upraised hand, and I saw tbero a glistening ring set with flashing stones. Tho Icicles began slip ping up and down my back Bgalu, and I hur ried on again. Some persons may be Inclined to deride my nervousness on this occasion, but I assure such that I am not naturally a timid man. I have a medal hanging In my room at home which asserts tbat I am not a timid man, and abovo all, I had always been particularly void of superstitious fear; but truth compels me to say that I not only lighted all the lights on reaching my room at tbe little inn tbat night, but ' turned them very high Into the bargain ; and tbat I made a systematio inspection of all tbo closets, and removed from its peg a long cloak that was hanging In a very suggestive position on tbo wall. This done, I sat down with my back against the wall and examined tho ring. It was a quaint old ring, curiously carved and massive. The setting was composed of several small colored stones set in a circle About a targe diamond. My financial circum stances bad renderod it unnecessary for me to acquaint myself with precious stones and their values, so tbat I could only surmise that tbe ring was somewhat valuable. Consider ing tho excited condition of my nerves by this time, it was not Btrance that I should start when my eye felt upon tho namo tbat was inscribed insido the ring "llarbara." I sat and mused upon tho whole adventure ; what tho crone bad told me, the graveyard, tbe ring and (this was what returned to mo tbo oftenest) the thrilling touch of tbat soft handjn tho darkness. Perhaps I should say right bore that I call ed myself an old bachelor, and bad never been in love witb any mortal. 1 did not think tbat I was devoid of sentiment or feel ing, for I often dreamed of love, and wor shipped beautiful things of my own fancy, but my life had been thrown among boys and men, and women were far away and a mystery. A motherless home, A stern father, a hard-working student's life at college, a stranger struggling for bread and reputation In a great city ono can perceive how it could bo tbat I bad made so few acquaint ances among women. In reality I was only twenty-five, but much experience And a bUBy life made me feel older; so, as I Bald, I called myself a bachelor. I havo given this brief history of myself in order to prepare the way for another con fession. I was falling In love with the owner of that soft, warm band. It Is preposterous, but it is true. I began to doubt my reason. In vain I tried to re member that Barbara, the witcb, was an old, ugly woman. The only picture I could call up was that of a beautiful young girl with but words fail me ; only sbo was far from ghostly, but was as warm and substantial and full of life as that hand had seemed to be. The fire-irons fell with an uno artbly clatter and startled me out of my dreams ; I went to bed to sootho my nerves witb Bleep, and lay awake most of tho night with the lamps burning. Fortune smiled upon mo from that night. Two years of busy lifo bad passed, and old Barbara's talisman was still unclaimed, when one day do you believe iu love At first sight? Well, if tbo first Appearance of Wal ter Wyman's sister had not conquered me as she stood under tbe parlor lamps, a revela tion of beauty and youth, the touch of her hind when she welcomed her brother's friend would have enslavod me forever. Never had a touch so thrilled me since since I held tbo witch's baud in tbe graveyard. The same pe culiar shock passed through me, and tbe memory of tbat spectral night came over me like a flash. But I did not start to tell A love story. Let me briefly say that I fell in love, hopelessly and ridiculously in love, and that I actod just as all lovers have done since the world began. It doesn't matter much about A man's Age. At twenty-seven be will conduct himself pret ty much as ho would have done at seven teen, and so I wrote verses and sighed, and tormented myself witb a thousand hopes and fears, and grew hot and cold by turns, and wonderfully timid, and prided myself npon concealing It all, when as a matter of fact, tbe state of my feelings was perfectly appar ent to all of my acquaintances. Matters were in this interesting state, when ono day an opportunity occurred of which I availed myself with a degree of skill and presence of mind that I am proud of to this day. It all came about through asking tbe young lady if she believed In ghosts. "I Buppose I should," said she laughing, "considering my experience." Leave a woman alone to make an evaslvo answer. Of course I Implored an explana tion, and she related to me tho following sto ry: "It was about two years ago when a party of girls, just home from school, wero visit ing a friend down in the country. One of the girls had heard a foolish story ab out a witch's grave, and some nonsense about ber Annual appearance, and A talisman, and when I expressed my Incredulity, they braved me to put it to the test. What Is tho matter ? Tho place ? A littlo town called Adlington. "Foolishly I accepted their challenge and received a terrible fright. I carried out tbe instructions end stretched my Arm over her grave. It was so dark I could see nothing, but some one seized my hand. I was so be numbed with fear that I could not cry out, but could only fly through the lonely grave yard to where my trembling companions wore awaiting me in the field. It was a fool ish adventure, for I fell ill, And it cost me a valuable ring, which was left me by my poor Aunt Barbara. 'For her namesake,' she said when she sent it across tbe eoa to me. You see the ring was a little large for my finger and was pulled off by by " "By me," I interrupted, taking the lost ring from my pocket. It was tlmo for Barbara (I forgot to say that was her name) to be startled now. I hepe I may say tbat I came out strong on that occasion. I told my story In a very 1m. presslve way, lingered over tbe effect of tbe witch's band on my heart, spoke of the good fortune the talisman had brought me, made a very pretty allusion to Barbara the witcb re claiming her own for she was not n witcb, after all, as I could testify, having felt hor charms and finally not only offered to re turn tbe ring, but to glvo myself Into the bargain. She took both. An Early Summer Iilyl Now sby And bashful lovers sit upon tho stoop Aud sweetly spoon. While downwsrd summer's flrat mosquitoes swoop mm weirti, low tune, And blgb And higher up the sapphire sklea Blow climbs the moon, And eyes look love to loving ejes, And sigh greets sigh. The frog A nocturne warbles to his listening mate In accenla low; Tbe youth perceives tbe boar Is growing late Aud htt muat go Yea, Jog. Ho kisses ber a wild good-by; Uesnwhlle, oh, woel An Irate pa, with angry eye. Lets loose the dog. Few moons E'er gazed npon so harrowing a sight With smiling face; A youth, wild yelling, flying iu affright, A dog In chase. Still croons Tbe frog within tbe sedgy pool, Wblle from the race Tbe dog rctnrus with month crammed fall Of pantaloons, StntUTVtlU Journat. Tho Methodist Conference has ogala refus ud to license women to peach or exhort. A new and Important view of tbe naturo of nervous diseases bas been presented by ut, HugUings Jackson in a lecture on "Evolu. tlon and Dissolution of the Nervous System," delivered beforo the lloval Coltecs of Phvsl clans, London. The lecture is to be publish ed in tbe June Popular Science Aioniuiy. M. Louis Pasteur, tbe great French cbem 1st, announces tbo disoovery of a speclfio for hydrophobia. Tue remedy consists in inocu latlon of the person bitten with virus oriel nally taken from a rabid animal and weaken ed by a sclentlflo process of transfusion through otber animals of inferior size and lower vitality. Jtrconatrncilnnr st Fiacr lleimurlialile Hurflcal Achttjvfiment. Bertha Klstler, who for eighteen months has been under treatment by Dr. George F, Shrady, visiting surgeon of the Presbyterian Hospital, left the Institution yesterday a liv ing, grateful monument of surgical ingonulty and skill, llortha Klstler is now About twon ty years old, and flfteon years ago she was treated by an unskillful surgeon in Germauy for a supposed cancerous growth in the left cheek. The Ailment proved to bo of Another character, but the operation destroyed all symmetry of the child's faoo, leaving a large hole in the cheek, and the mouth and tho nose frightfully distorted. Eighteen months ago the girl called on Dr. Shrady to discover if anything could be dono to remedy ber de formity. Dr. Shrady hold out little encour agement to her, but At last oonsented to un dertake tbe task of building up virtually a new countenance. Soon attor tho first oper ation was performed, and in the course of a year it was followed by sixteen others. Most of tbe f aoe was made over by transplantation of flesh from adjacent parts. Tbe most im portant step in tho treatment of tho case was the filling up of the hole in the faoe. For this purposo a largo skin flap was want ed. It was obtained by Dr. Bbrady In tho following manner i A roctangular seotlon of skin was partially separated from the girl's left arm above tho elbow. An incision was mode in the side of the forefinger of the right hand, extending from tbe first joint around to the thumb. The band was then brought over to tbe left arm, and the de tached edgo of the skin flap was sewed into tbe inolsion in the finger witb fine silver wire. The hand and Arm were kept immov able by plostio bandages. In about a week the skin flap became united to the hand, but the flap was principally nourished from the arm. To change the current of nutrition the flap was gradually cut from the arm, and when It had been nearly severed, the finger, and not tho arm, kept tbe skin flap alive. When this became appsrent tbe entire skin flap was amputated from tbe Arm. The bend, with the Ingrown flap, was then brought up to the face, the scarfed skin on the left cheek was raised and the flap was In serted underneath. The band was kept in position by plastlo bandages and a plaslio cap. In three weeks tho flap became at tached to the faoe ; the ourrent of nourish ment was changed by gradual amputation from the1 finger, and finally, when entirely separated from the hand, the skin flap taken from tbe arm became the foundation of a new cheek. With a natural anxiety Dr. Shrady watched the growth of the fleeb, and At last bad tbe satisfaction of demonstrating indubitably tbe feasibility of transplantation of flesh from one part of the body to another by using the hand as a medium. New difficulties then arose. The surface of the faoe was rehabili tated, but the girl's mouth was drawn out of shape to such an extent that the corner was almost directly under tho nose. To restore tbo mouth, Dr. Shrady decided to enlarge it on one side and sew It up on the otber, and after this was done the lips were cut into the true and proper shape and all traces of dis tortion had disappeared. With the success of this last operation, which made twenty in all, tbe labor was ended, and nothing was left but to await the healing of tho incisions. These bave at last become satisfactory, and tbo girl's face is shapely once more, but, of course, sligtdly disfigured by scars. Most of these, however, are from straight clean cuts, and it is expected that even they will event ually become imperceptible. From the first moment of her long mar tyrdom the girl has not faltered for nn in stant, but bas been impatient for the next step. Sometimes the doctor would try to persuade her to forego for a time tho opera tlon, but sbo persisted In her desire. A sing ular featnre of the case is, that notwithstand ing the suffering she must havo experienced, she bas grown very fat. She has been con stantly the recipient of flowers, wines And delicacies of various kinds from people who, though strangers to her, have beoome Inter ested in her singular and remarkable patience. N. Y. Uerald, 18th ult. IX QEXEBAL The value of Canadian fisheries In 1883 was $17,000,000. There are now eleven states in which wo men are allowed to vote in school affairs. A man in Cleveland, O., lately died of blood poisoning from tbe bite of a game cock. A diamond weighing 302 carats has just boon unearthed in tbe Kimberly mines, South Africa. Immense crops of peaches and small fruits are promised this year from tbo Dela ware aud Maryland peninsulas. Mormon converts Aro bo numerous In Mississippi tbat a ohurch conference baa utcn established. A Baltimore man has been sontenoed to three months' imprisonment and to pay a fine of $25 for lying in a horse trade. In this country, 20 years ago, there were 12 women doctors. Now there aro 800 in tho field and au Army of recruits in training. An odd invention to be soon At the patent office is a "life. saving coffin," made so tbat if a person is buried alive the least motion will give an alarm. Tbe Boston Watchman says that within the last nine years nearly 800 churches have been burned in America, mostly through de fective beating apparatus. British railroads killed 12.10 persons last yinr aud Injured 812.1 others, but more than ball of tbe casualties were duo to careless ness iu crossing tracks and tho like by tbe victims themselves. A man in Canajoharie. N. Y., bos made a clock that will run six mouths from a single winding, And promises to msko one shortly that will only require to be wound up once a year. Cyrus il. ilcUormlck. tbe Harvester man of Chicago, loaves An estate valued at $32, 300,000 to his widow and five children, three sons and two daughters. Ono of the last acts of bis life was to give $100,000 to the North western theological seminary. William O. Grover, formerly of the Gro ver & Baker sewing machine company, has bought the big organ which is being taken out of Boston Muslo ball, and will give it to the New England conservatory of muslo when a suitable ball is built for it. A "Sloepy nollow" town is Docatur, Ga. Forty years ago it refused to allow a railroad station to be built there, and thus made a way for Atlanta, six mijes further up. The town council passed two ordinances last week, one forbidding children to play marbles on the streets and the other allowing hogs to run at large. Mrs. Lewis, wife of the noted Dlo Lew. is, figures in the New York newspapers as a heroine. A tramp, finding Mrs. Lewis alone in the dwelling, walked into the dining room and demanded that he be served with a meal like a gentleman. Mrs. Lewis ran for a re volver, leveled the weapon, seized tbe tramp by the ear and propelled him into the cold, cold world. Great destruction of cattle by gnats is re ported in certain sections of Louisiana. In Franklin parish, wbere a partial census hu been taken, over 3200 horses, cattle and hogs have perished. Farmers are unable to make their crops, and bare petitioned Congress to aid them. The gnats havo also attacked hu man beings, causing blood poisoning and death. It is said that a year ago last Christmas Mr. Fish, president of the now defunot Ma rine bank of New York, gave each of his three daughters $50,000 In money, and last Christmas he told them to go and select good houses snd let him know what tbey found to their taste ; the deeds would be in their stock ing on Christmas morning, The New York Tribune says t "As an evidence of how completely the sons of Gen. Grant are used up financially, Col. Frederick D. Grant is about to take a situation as clerk In tbe bouse of a friend down town. Having given up his bouse and handsome furniture to his creditors, tbe friend Advanced him money to buy furniture And commenoa house keeping In a flat." A foolish youth Is Richard Carden of Philadelphia. When three years of age he was adopted out of pure sympathy by the wealthy Davidson family, and when the lata Mary L. Davidson died sho left $10,000 in trust for him. Her residuary legatees, in ac cordance with her wish, set aside an addition al $10,000 for bim, the gifts being valid ia case be "proved a good boy." Lost Decern' ber the house was robbed of two gold watch es, some other, property and $2500 in money, and when subsequently tbe robbery was trac ed to Garden the family turned him out and withheld the additional $10,000. The oouit has approved of this action, and the wayward boy not only loses the $10,000 and his char actor, but his prospect as presumptive heir to the surviving sisters.