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BRATTLBBORO, VT., FRIDAY, MAY 80, 1884.
MnJ VKUJIONT IlKl'Unn AMI r'AUJlKIl, united
l Mar i, lsno.)
rUDLlsuiD tvinx ihibat sx
FllENOH & STEDMAN,
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
0. L. FUEMCII. D, II. SIEDMJH.
lltlt.UA.Y V JC.1.HE,
tltnrral Inturance and Ileal Estate Agent:
Iteprescullng Companies wbosc Assets areover
TENEMENTS TO LET.
Amenta for Uadcock Fine Uxiittacmirn.
Omcolu Start & Estey's New Bank Block, cor. Main
anil Elliot atrccts,
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,
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.
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 .
FIBE IN8UHANCE AOENT,
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,
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
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,
It. M. 81IERMAN,
Vermont Loan & Trust Company,
CillAXU F0111N, DAKOTA,
Hod llivor Valley Farm Loans,
Hearing 8 to 9 per cent, inttreat, net.
Pull particulars, with reference, furnished on ap
plication. Correspondence solicited. 13
PROM THE BEST MILLS!
Every Barrel Warranted as Eepresented.
TEA AND COFFEE!
MURE AND QUALITY GUARANTEED.
LAIKJK A'AllIETlL OP CANNED
EVAPORATED GROUND PUMPKIN
Makes nn Excellent Wo !
MAPLE SUGARS SYRUP
Usually kept lu a ilrstclass gro
Prices Right !
M. SCOTT & SON,
81 Main Street.
IF YOU WANT
"ibo moHt popular and satis-
Health, Comfort and Elo-
JIAIIAMK VOX'S IJtriiOTED
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
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
Nos. 1 k 2 Uranlto Dlock.
In rooms directly over my
Drv Goods and Carpet
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
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
Entrance from Street or
O. J. PRATT.
-V.1V. ClIILItN, .tKriif.
Second-hand Machines for Sale-
Ai ELEGANT LINEOFFOUEIGX
AM) DOMESTIC GOODS
To Select from may be found ut
1 1. MB
AN IMMENSE LINE OF
TRUNKS, BAGS, ETC.
WE INVITE THE PUBLIC TO AN
EXAMINATION OF GOODS
F. A. WHITIEY & GO.
a E. BOND,
METALLIC, WOOD FINISH
& CLOTH COVERED
ALL STVLE3 AND QUALITIES.
TKXTIIjK, GOTLAND HILVMl
LADIES' & CENTS' ROBES.
Clw.ulirrs'a lllslnrVrllxK' l'llllll for llln
SO AS TO I)E ntESEItVED FOB ANY LENOTII
OF TIME DE8UIEU.
nnnma asjabs fliir'al bIoVA tntf
Couoected with Telephone Excliaoge
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
A Qoncral Collection of
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,
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."
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
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
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
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?.
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
l'ULI'AUKD 11 Y
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
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.)
, feehk-d aystema auf
ferlng from a general
want of tone, and lta
dyspepsia and nerv-ouinf-ssls
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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:
BOBM 1C70, DIED 1730. iai, 60 TEABS.
llatuuj ore lateutljt txrcuttd or the practice nf
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
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
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
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
She took both.
An Early Summer Iilyl
And bashful lovers sit upon tho stoop
Aud sweetly spoon.
While downwsrd summer's flrat mosquitoes swoop
mm weirti, low tune,
And higher up the sapphire sklea
Blow climbs the moon,
And eyes look love to loving ejes,
And sigh greets sigh.
A nocturne warbles to his listening mate
In accenla low;
Tbe youth perceives tbe boar Is growing late
Aud htt muat go
Ho kisses ber a wild good-by;
Uesnwhlle, oh, woel
An Irate pa, with angry eye.
Lets loose the dog.
E'er gazed npon so harrowing a sight
With smiling face;
A youth, wild yelling, flying iu affright,
A dog In chase.
Tbe frog within tbe sedgy pool,
Wblle from the race
Tbe dog rctnrus with month crammed fall
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
Jtrconatrncilnnr st Fiacr lleimurlialile
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
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.
The value of Canadian fisheries In 1883
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,
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.