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NO. 40.
t ffltxmwt $!pwri
(lad TKItMOST ItKCOIID AND llUMKIi, united
MlJ 1, 1880.)
Tn-ln advance, per year, II. to: If cot paid
iltblu the year, $3.00.
Ill I or Anvtnrialso furnlnh.il on application.
Blrtt c. Death, tod Marriagea publl.bed gratia; 01)11
o.ry Notnea, Carda of Thauke, etc., 75o per Inch of
13 line, of leaa,
Knitted at the DrallllUro l)it OJlce at treomUhtt
mail mailer.
0. L, Fbchcii. S, 1). Stidmix.
Business (Carts.
m:ii.n.t.. et jem.ie,
Ucneral Inturance and Heal KitaU Agent.
Il.preaeutlng Companlca whoa. A.aeta areor.r
Agenta for lianooca Flna ElilNauiauaBa.
Offlc. In Btarr k Katey'e New Dank Muck, cor. Mala
nd Elliot alreel.,
I A.T1KM 31. 1'l LKll, '
J .... Wlliletou lllock.nrallhboro.Vt.,
Tract Icra In all the courts, makce collectlone promptly,
and lureete money ou weeteru mortgage..
Ufflce and reaidiuce corner Main and Walnut Hta.
&t home from 1 to a and from 0 to 7 o'clock P.M.
II. ai,ii:. A CO.
nil Flal etre et, Braltltboro, Vt.
JAMES) (JO.LA.ll, .M.U.,
INflce In Croaby block, uver Vermont National Ilank,
OlUc. hour. 8 to 9 A.M., 1 to 3 P.M.
Itealdence 19 Main .t,,... Dbatillbobo,Vt.
DP. WBllNTKlt.m. It.
Ufflce and rcaldenc. 37 Elliot at., Draltleboro,
t. Ufflce houra before 8 a, m. ; 1 to 9 and 6 to 8 p. u,
Ufflce In Leonard'a Ulock, EUlot street. Officehoure,
1U0 to 31110 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Special attention
given to chronlo dleeaaea.
AltKI.1l dr. HTOIIAll,
and Sollcltore of Patent!, Ubattlbbobo, Vt.
If, Jit.,
Wilmington, Vt.
r JL. II E. TUN, House and Blgn I-alntpr, Or
VY namenUland Fresco Tainting, araining,Kal
somlnlng, paper lianglng, etc,
IT9 Oreen Street, BraUleboro, Vt .
ruTxrr, Vt,
BJ. C A. IIP EM ITER, Market .Mock, Elliot
St. Dealer la Toys, Fancy Goods, Books, Sta
tionery, Newspapers, Magazines tt Periodicals Sub.
scrlptions received for tbe principal newspapers and
magazines, and forwarded by mall or otherwise.
mo noon, mb, james a. cook, for.
tnerly of the Parker Hoose, Boston. FlrsUclaas work.
Room in rear of hotel office.
JF. Alt nEllMOX,
Steam Pipe and Fittings and Steam Heating appa
rstus furnlabed and put In. Steam boilers and en
(tinea repaired. All Jobbing In tbfs line promptly at
tended to. Water piping and Plumbing done In the
best manner.
Houe PtilntlDg, Graining, Piper Hanging, Hard
wood Finishing. .0.52
CUcstcm Investments.
Vermont loan & Trust Company
lied Illror Valley' Farm Loans,
Ecaring 8 to 9 per cent, Interest, net.
Full particulars, with references, furnished on ip
plication. Correflpondence solicited. 13
EI'. AVailTT,
Real Estate and Loan Agont.
Eastern parties desiring to loan money or Inreat In
real estate In tbe growiDg city of Sioux Falls, cannot
do better tban deal with me. I shall endeavor to deal
honestly and fairly with all who may do bnslness with
me, and at a fair rate of commission. Address E. P.
WHITE, Sioux Falls, Dak., Box 1177.
Refer by permission to editors of this psper, toS.
W, Kimball of Brattleboro, and to either Dr. Gray or
Dr. Tnfta of Blonx Falls. 28
And it concerns all intending to
To call at South Main street Store,
Piper's old stand.
And all kinds of Goods
usually kept in a first
class Grocery Store.
Having had sonio experience in
Making 1 shall mnko
AVINO BOLD MY ENTinr. nnnn titmiwvna
this town, all breacrlotlona.
marka, locludtng COMPOUND EXTRACT IIOP8,
i wouiu nere aiaie I bave had a personal acqualn-
tanc. with Mr. C. M. Colbnrn for orertblrteen years,
and know him to be a Gentleman of honor anil lnt.0.
rltjr, and heartily recommend him to the public aa
My aon and former ttartn.f. ftdwln n. Thnrn. h..
charge of tbe preacrlptlon dtpartment, and I aaaure
the public accuracy and eafetv.
ThanklUff the MlhMft fn, tllt- lr,n.,.,'nnl,nn,t M.
ronagr, 1 wontd beapeak the continuance of eame for
the Arm of 0. M. Colburn k Co. I. N. TlinllV.
We know that many of tho ad fertile meats of tbe
day are put forth In glowing colors and that when
tou aa to Bra tfaa (roods vou find that they are far dif
ferent from bat you were led to expect. We aball
try and make a change In this. On all of tha gooaa
we advertise we shall try and give yon Jut tbe whole
truth, so that when we have any special tblDg cheap
and tell you so through tbe paper, you can believe it.
Jnat come In and see for yourselves on tbe specials
we advertise this week.
We have a U dies' Merino Vest at 39 cents, the same
thing that we sold last season for 60. We abalt bare
Kentleman's shirt lust ai cheap In a few days. Also
t full Hoe of the celebrated Bennington Underwear
in both ladies' and geotiemeo'i up to tne neat tscanet
Also Children's good). Cheap!
We bava a full line of both Ladlea and Children's
Cloaks an 4 Dolmans, and you may be sure tbe prlcei
win oe so low mat you wiu uo surprised.
The blgzeat bargalo yet to White Blankets, 10 4
.to( jj.ov, XAoa at tueiu ii you uuu wiut u
Choice Priots, 5 cent a, all good styles.
Scarlet, Grey and Check shirting Flannels from 12
w ow ceuis.
9 New Pieces Carpet at the eame low price.
A few remnants Oil Cloth, Jait tbe thing for stove?
Alao Oil Cloth Mats, all aitea.
Oo the counter you will flad a box filled with odd
S lea Imth T.r1UaTn.l f!JiH. 1r-n'a Hntn it 10. 12 S and
H cents per pair. Also a box of Bordered Towela that
jc iuriea m piain ngurea. uneapio cioso vut u
More Hamburg Edges at from 10 to 38 cents.
Alao full Hoes of Dress good and Shawls.
Oootls will bo cheerfully shown and
you win not no urgeu
to Buy !
F. f.
Orttfls null fHcliiclncs.
TO Till! VUBhW or 1111AT-
TLEBOllO and Vicinity:
'Our Latest Returns'
Have brought us in
Toilet Articles.
Call and see our lino of FINE
All odors, from Iho popular manu
facturers, LUUIN and LOW, SON
& HAYDON, London, Eng., AL
other American manufacturers.
Full lino Colgate's Toilet Water
and Soaps, l'cars's Toilet Soaps.
Imported Ray Rum. English and
American Hair, Tooth and Nail
Brushes, Chest Protectors, Cha
mois Skins, Sponges, kc, ice.
Anil Mill lie aold tst
Lowest Cash Prices!
Call and See Us at the Old Stand
of I. N. THORN & SON,
llespertfully Yours,
Try a Bottlo of Thorn's Cough
mixture, 2tc.
I have a largo stock of
Including the best makes, at prices
tliat will sun an.
And If you want a boot that will
stand by you, ask for the "3I0NI
TOR KIP, Hand Made."
f.ill in enn ilinsn "MNflOLA"
chamois-lined boots, for a warm
winter shoo. "LADIES' COMMON
SENSE a specialty.
Boots and Shoes.
Absolutely Pure.
Thla powder nerer Tarles. A marvel of tmrity
atrenethand wholeaomeness. More economical tban
tbe ordinary kinds, and cannot be aoU in competition
with tbe multitude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate rowders. Snld ontv In can.
37-33 It ota L Da ai tc a PowDun Co., 104 Wall it., K. Y
Diatm ik
.TV civvrro iwn nTfiflTIPH
Chamber.'. llalntcllr Flultl fur Ilia
IIUUIUS UTCf vV i.vis pivip.
Coontcted with TelrpliOD. Excban(t.
IVpnUrlty At homo is not always the beat
tf t ut uivrit, but we KInt proudly to the fact
tl.Jit no utlie r medicine lias won for Itnelf
pucU uiilYvrsal ttpprobatlon In Its own city,
statu, uud country, and among all people, 00
Ayer's Sarsaparilla..
Hie following letter from one of our be? t
Itiiottii MasMicliuaetts lrugglats should be of
intureet to every suite rer 1
Klght years ago I
1 mi attack of
Itlieuinntlaiii.ao so
rero thnt I could not move from the bed, or
drees, without help. I tried several n-ine-Uii'B
without much if any relief, until I took
bottles of Mhlcli 1 was completely cured. ,
llae Bold largo quantities of )uur Sakha
l Aitii.n, and It etlll retains its wonderful
Itotiularltv. 'Ilie many notable cures It has
eliectcd in this vicinity convince me tliat It
is the beat blood medicine ever offered to the
public. K. F. llAKRIfl."
Kivtr St., IlucklanJ, Moaa., May 13, lb&2.
was for over twenty sears Ufore his removal
to liuelt atH let rt I with Suit Ithrum la lta
worst form. Its ulcerations actually cover til
more than half the surface of hla body and
limbs. Jle was entirely cured by A Kit's
Baimai'AHIlla. See cvrtlllcate iu Ajer'a
Almanao for 1ms3.
Dr.J.C.Ayerct Co., Lowell. Mass,
Sold by all Druggists; ft, six bottles for $3
When ft man lias siiflereri from IUicumatism
only a llttlo vfhllo, and Is relieved from hUiat.i,
he 1 happy and delighted. Hut Bupposo he h.13
Sufforod for moro than a
third of a century.
O Alvin Grim, of Vale, Iowa, writes:
"ATiiLoriiouotfliaahUi'M me much. The
palulu mylunbaUaUiroue.butftoniolamc- O
unid is left et,and well tlure mUrht
for I hae Utu troubled for thlrty-fi.a
) ears w 1th nheumathuiL" O
Mrs. A. II. JUkcr, of Chicago,
Had rhoumatlc pains In hor
back for flftoon years.
and Mr, Baker had been thevktlm of Ilheu.
mutism until hU head was drawn down 01 cr
hht left shoulder. Mr. Hakerwrites:
O " Half a bottle of atulopiioros mado e
me aa Kood u new. My wife haa taken
the ot'ier half, and haa not romplalned of 9
herbak since. Hheaayabertiackncterwaa O
so fruo from pain and ache m it baa Ut-a O
9 wince uhe baa taken tho ATULoruoaoa." O
There arc many peoilo ho think that
becuihH! they have sutfereil to long, and
have tried so many medicines In vain, they
must "fluficr on their three score years."
Iiut you see what ATHLoriior.od had dune.
Ilovrevrr Old yonr Caaet
However Hevrns yonr Paloat
lloircvrr flrrat yonr Dbtappolnlmenta,
S"Try Athlophorosea
If you cannot tret ATBLOfHORoaof your dmytrirt,
we will send It expretta ald, on roordpt of ntrular
rrlce one dollar ptrbottle. Weprtferthat)ou buy
It from jour drumftct. but If he baan't It, do not be
imtiuded to try aomcthlnir de, but order at oacu
from ua aa dirvckxL ,
itiiiitniiiiiiiitii W.W.Miniimii...,,.,,
TliouaUDtla lltaatrned to flirlr CSriavra,
hj relying on ttetimonlala written In vlrld glowing
language of some remarkable curea made by some
largely puffed up doctor or patent medlclna has baa
tened thousands to their graves; tbe readers having
almost Insane faith that the same miracle will be per
formed on them, that tbeae teatimonlala meutlon,
whilr tbe so called medicine la all the time bastenicg
them to their graves, Altboogh we have
Ttiauewnde uio Thousands!!!
of testimonials of the most wonderful enres. voluntas
rlly sent us, me do not publish tbem, aa tbey do not
make the cores. It Is our medlciue, Hop Hitters, that
makea the curea. It haa never failed and niTrr can.
We will give reference to anyone for any disease sim
ilar to their own If desired, or will refer to any neigh
bor, aa there ia not a neighborhood in tbe known
world but can abow Its curea by Hop Ihttera,
A I.oa I ng Joke.
A prominent pbyalclan of nttsburg said to a lady
patient wbo was complaining of her continued 111
health, and of bis Inability to cure ber, jokingly said:
"Try Hop Bitters 1" The lady took It in earnest and
used tbe Hitters, from which she obtained permanent
health. She now laughs at the doctor for his Joke,
but he is not so well pleased with It, aa it coat him a
good patient.
Fees of Doctors,
Tbe feea of doctors at 13.00 a visit would tax a man
for a year, and In need of a dally visit, over ft, 000 a
year for medical attendance alone t And one single
bottle of Hop Bitters taken In time would save tbe
11,000 and all the year'a sickness.
Glreis up liy tha Doctor.
"Is It possible that Mr. Grdfrey Is up and at work,
and cured by ao simple a remedy ?"
"I aaaure yon it la true that be ia entirely cured, and
with nothing bnt Hop Bitters, and only ten days ago
hla doctora gave him up and aald be must die, from
Kidney and Liver trouble I"
fVifonn genuine without a bunch of green Hops
on tbe white label, Bhnn all tbe vile, polsououa atuft
with "IIop"or "Uops" In their name.
. a ra
ElflST til T blood depurent,
1V tUlUTllHStlonal cathartic,
Ww a superb antl-bi
specinc. it rallies tbe
falling energii-a of the
debilitated, and
checks premature de
cay. Fever and ague,
billons remittent, dys
pepsia and b o w e J
complaints are
among tbe eilla
which It entirely re
moves. In tropical
conntriea, where tbe
liver and bowels are
organs most unfavor
ably anectea oy toe
eomblned Influence of
ctimate.dletand water
it la a verr neceaaarv
safeguard. For sale by all Druggists and Dealers
generally. mmm
Security 3 to
6 tlmen loan.
vith .r nf ratldenee.and lUhotbuilneia,
No Investor e?er bad to pay taaea, eosta of
foreclosure, wait 'or interest, or take
land. REST of Reference. Write
If you have money to loan. Addris
Niaotlators of Monsaso Uoans,
UenUoaiblspaper. ST. PAUL, MINN
w make both. 12 year
ruiaKiuic witia Jinia a
claitv. w Ith our trained
mechanics, enable 11a to take water
from well or spring aud deliver ll to
any desired point. Write .stating nature
of work, to d e uniiiiue ern
VDrasca Offee, ''"kM"n" rw'
MS a. aarktt VU HINWlli iiwsuu, nirn.
mm. pja
JLot th jniarht.
Caro came and laid LI. hand upon berahouldrr I
Aod Borrow rarar, her lid. wltb aalt teara wet;
And l'aln, wltb f eatarea marred and wblte aod art
Treaaed to her aide ; and tbea, .ternTl.a(ted. Rauot
FrlKblenlag ber abaken aoul, tifipltjrlog Want
Htared In her facet and then, grown bolder
117 all Iheae Hla, Temptation, amlllng, fair,
RpYead for ber weary feci a charmed anare,
WUh tender, cruel band. Ho cold tb. world t
All ber weak aoul In a atranga tempeat whirled,
Wltb whitened tipa, aod aad, Implorlog breath,
Hhe atritcbe. out ber belple.a banda to Death.
Then lot one came, before whoa, radiant grace
Horrow grew dumb and grim Oare bid bla face,
llrfore whoae preaence, radiant aa tbe day,
Temptation, vexed and beaten, fled away.
For .boa. dear aake abe trembled at the thought
Of Death, wboae pallid klaa abe .rat had aoucbt.
Ylth . atranga rapture, boly, reatful. aweet,
Agalnet ber own abe felt a true heart beat.
( Life 1 abe cried, no 111 of tblne can hold me,
Kluce Love, tbe mighty, la hla arma doth bold me
Varlotta l'trry.
8AM VANAltra vmsiotr.
" How d' do. 'Hper'enoe ?' and Bqulro
Kprague pulled up kin rattling buggy before
bxpertenoe Uanary a leanlug gate poatA.
Of all tbe men iu Olark towushlu. Oinarr
least wanted to tei Sprague; but be respoDil
ed cordially :
"How d' do,Hqoare? Won't ye come In?"
and be swung elowly out to the buggy aide.
fiuj gueaa 1 can t atop to-uay. nusinesa
ia mlddlln' drlvln'. How'h tatera ? Fair?"
"I swan, Siiuare, tbey ain't. I put in Ave
aerea, au' counted on a big yield ; but now
tbe dry rot'a comln', and tbey won't do noth
iu'. It' anougb to diecourags a saint."
'Bho I Ye don't say tbat I Dry-rot ?
Tben ye won't sell uioie'u fire hundred buah.
els, likely ?"
"Five hundred bushel 1 Why, Square. I
sba'n't sell three 1 An' tattra ia plenty this
fall. 1 doubt if tbey fetch more n nf ty cents."
"Wa'al, it's bard lines, sure enough. I was
eipectln' about two hundred dollars on tbe
mortgage this fall. Don't see how I can do
wltbout it, noway."
'Uan t raise it, Square. I was calculatin
to git it nut o' tbem latere, but now they're
gone. There's the Inl'rest, anyway, and the
Ii needs shinglm', an' Julany was lottln' on a
iewin' machine, an I swow I'm clean discour
aged. I re 'bout made un my mind to give
)OU bajU the farm, go into tbe shops at tbe
village, an let Julany take boarders. I bate
lo do it ; it's dreadful wearln' all 'rouod, and
there's the seven hundred dollars .and all the
int'reat I've paid. Hut I can't see no other
The Squire gave a low. hesitating half.
whibtie, while hie glance swept pat tbe rick
ety, uupainted old bouse, which promised
rare sport for the November winds, over the
drought-browned, hungry fields, and rested
on the cattle iu the pasture, wbicfi the linger
ing September sun sbowed to be still "spring
poor." Clearly he could not get for tbe farm
tbe eighteen hundred dollars which Canary
still owed. Hi) must have some money, not
the place.
"Any bay t
"Ouly 'nough to winter; au' I shall have to
pinch at that, I reckon."
"Can't Sam help you a littlo ?" suggested
the Squire at length.
"Sam I Square, ye kDow what Sam is.
Wa'al, this summer he's wus 'an ever. He's
got tbe shakes agin pritty bad, bis cough's
startlu' up, an' be won't let liquor alone, lie's
a good boy, Sam is; but tbey give him liquor
for shakes in the army, an' be can't let it
alone only 'bout so long."
'Uot tbe sbakis in tbe army, too, dtdn t
he ? Why don't you git a pension for him ?
Kind u' geu'ral malary, I reckon."
"Wa'al, I do' know. Wu never reckoned
to como down to tbat. Tbe Caoarya baa at
wayB paid their own way. Ilut since Ibis
back pay come in, everybody's gittiu' a pen
sion 'moot. We need It aa mucb as anybody,
an' more'n three qaarters of 'em."
"Uf course you no. IT Ham got malary In
tbe army an' broke down bis constltootion,
there ain't no reason why guv'ment shouldn't
help him. Uuv'meut's rich. Look at Jim
Uaylord's folks that keeps the iost.offioe there
to Mittineague. Tb.y got a pension for their
boy tbat tbey always supported, an tbat nev
er did a tap of work 'fore he went into tbe
army. Now look at 'em 1 Mis' Gaylord'a
got tier nouse painted an all bled up witb
store carpeta an' stuff, an' tbey take butcher's
meat twice a week. Here's Bam cornea borne
all broke down, an' you an' Julany take care
of him for nothin'. Ia tbat right f What's
right for tbe rich man's right for the poor
man, I say. That's what guv'ment's for."
"Inet s so, Square. lbe ain t no gain-
sayin' tbat. Ilut this world ain't a very fa'r
place wnen ye git at It. .
"It's fair enough to them that fight for their
rights," rejoioed the Bquire. "There ain't
nobody gits nothin' without. If you an' Ju
lany rxpect to sit here an' wait till guv'ment
cornea along 'nd inquires ye out, an' paints
an mingles yer nouse, an' buys ye a sewin'
machine, 'cause yer brother got need up in
tbe army, you'll wait one spell. Tbat alu't
tbe way the Qaj lords got their pension, nor
tbe Hitchcock, nor the Fowerses, nor none
of 'em."
During this speech the Squire had slowly
gathered his rein., and with a nodJd good'
day and a cluck to D)lly, be rattled down tbe
stony road.
'Cur us." be muttered, "tbat I never count
ed on 'Sprr'cnco Cauary's turnin' shiftless. I
might 'a' scn it. I got a pr'tly fair price for
the farm, though, considerin' it didn't cost
me nothin', an' If I git this pension through
I'll git the mortgage cleaned up. 'Sper'ence'a
an' Dr. Freeton's is tbe only poor debts I've
got, an' I reckon I'll git aomethln' out o' the
doctor on this job."
Dolly paused, and tbe Squire a keen ear
caught tbe sound of another vehicle.
"There a tbe doctor now, 'nd I guess 1 must
have a talk with him. lie's mostly favor'ble
to pentl jus at you take him right," mused tbe
Dr. I'reston was a awartby, black-haired
man, witb an abundant development of body
and brain, uf neither of which he bad made
the best use. They had been cultivated to
tbe exclusion of moral qualities, and of tbat
keen sensitiveness to public opinion wbioh i,
so often a fair working substitute for princi
pie. I'reston bad no more fondness for tbe
Squire than had Experience Canary, but he
was too reckless to care to avoid any man, so
when be saw Sprague'a aigns of stopping he
slackened his own pace.
"Busy as ever, Squire," be observed, by
way of greeting. "The devil makea rattling
times for you lawyers."
"Yes, business is pritty drhin'. I hear
there's consid'able sickness, too; Ia'poaeyou
git your share on it 1"' returned the Squire,
"I don't get enough to take cars of tkat
note, if that's what you're driving at," replied
Preston, in quick dutrust of tbe other's suav
ity. "Wa'al, no, I w.'u't tbinkin' of the note
to day. Fact it" and be smiled ao aa to
show tusks tbat confirmed bis resemblance to
a beast of prey "I stopped ye about some
sickness. They'll want ye to stop in and see
Sam Canary. He's gut the shakes again
dreadful bad."
"Get 'em at the agency this time, or has he
been to Watertown again ?" laughed the doo
tor, incredulouBly.
"I a'pose Bam doet drink more'n he'd ought
to aomttimes," admittei Spragua ; " but it's
worau'n that this time. You remember, doo"
dropping iuto a balf-oracular, balf-confldeu-tlal
touo ' Sam come home from the army
pr'tty well used up with malary, an' with a
Er'lty cousii'able smart cough bitched onto
im. Folks didn't mind the cougb muob,
but I remember sayin' to old Dr. Dick, 'Tbat
boy's goin' in consumption,' says I ; "tain't
tbe quick kind, likely, but he's goin'.' Dr.
Dick agreed with me, 'nd if he was back here
now be would see we was right."
"If he's as bad as tbat, I'll drive rlgbt up
and aee him," aud the doctor gathered bis
reins. ,
"I wouldn't go to night, doctor. Sam's out
fisbin', likely; I didn't seo bis pole on tbs
shea as 1 come by Drop 'round to-morrer.
That'll probably be bis sbakin' day. 'nd you
can jedgs bow bad be reely is, They've been
pesteriu' me about gittiu' a pension for Sam.
I thought I'd look it over a little 'nd see. I
tell 'Sper'ence lots o' folks gits pensions that
don't need Vm half ao bad aa tbey do. Long
tz suoh folks tz tbe Oaylords and Hitcbcocks
bas pensions, 1 suould tblnk they'd ougbt to.
Everybody knowa Sam was sound enough
when be went to tbe war, and be hain't ben
good for notbln senoe. Aud 1 tblnk tbe guv .
lueut ought to pay for It. I guess you'd bet'
ter look him over a little, 'nd see wbat you
tblnk on't."
"I should like to see Sam get a pension,"
chuckled tbe doctor. "I believe in taking
care of tbe men tbat took care of tbe Hag."
"That's the Idee, doctor that's what I say,
You look Bam over 'nd see bow bad be Is;
and perhaps you d better talk to Julany a lit
tie. Women have to have these thlnga ex
plained a heap more'n men do," And tbe
Squire essayed to move on.
Ilut I'reston did not move, aud replied, "I
suppose It Bam gets bis pension, Experience
wilt De paying up bis uiorlgsgor'
"Wa'al," I don' know," said Sprague, with
well managed surprise. " 'Sner'ence 'nil Ju
lany have been powerful good to Sam, 'nd ef
the int'rest draws bard ou 'em, very likely be
might help a little. 'Twouldu I be uo more'n
bis board's ben wuth."
"And before he gets it," continued tlis doo.
tor, "there's a lot of work to be done. You
must have the certificate, of a phyalcitn, and
that's got to be strong enough to hold water.
Tben tbere's tbe affidavits of the bova In tbe
oompany who know about bis inourrtng dis
ease in tbe aervfee "
" If 7" managed tho cane," Interrupted
Sprague, "I should count on you to do that
work. Yon know tbe boys."
"Hut I'm pretty busy tbis fall. "Fact is,"
he added, laughing, "I'm putting In just as
many visits aa my patients will stand to take
care of tbat note of yours. I meant to be
ready for it when anow flies, but it I go into
this thing I shall have to neglect my work and
let tbe note go till tbe pension comes."
"I do know." and the Squire whistled re
flectively. "I guess you'd better look Bam
over, anyway. If the chances aro pr'tty good
we'll go on with it. There'll be fever in the
spring to pay the note from, anyway, likely."
1 be bquire kept away from tbe (Janarys for
a fortnight, when he was called to a council
of waya and means and prospects. Ha found
that bis suggestion bad sprung into a purpose
that flouritbsd like a bay-tree.
Tbe only opposition came from Juliana,
aud waa impalpable, manifested cul-.-fly by si
lence, and difficult to oope witb on that ac
count. At last she spoke i
"Weil, if it's right for Bam to have a pen
sion, I want him to have it, of course. I
don't see myself why it ain't just as right for
us aa for tbe (Jaylords, and I n willlu to
leave the whole thing just aa it stands lo the
government and let tbem settlu it. They'd
ougbt to know. And if it ain't right, I don't
want notbln more to go witn It. l aon i
want folks sayin' tbe Canary, waa snoopln'
around after money 'twau't rightfully theirn."
"lbal a jest it, Julany," put lu tbe Bquire.
"The' alu't nobody in Clark Township don't
know that you an' 'Sper'enca uver wanted
nothin' that wa'n't rightfully yourn, an' no
body would lay it to you. If guv'ment waa
in Clark Township, you would 'a bad tbe pen
sion years ago. Dut it ain't. Guv'ment don't
know nothin about ye, except wbat s In your
"That' it; the papers tell the story," broke
in Sam, who bad a lurking suspicion that if
his pension were to be voted on in town
meeting bis chances would be very small.
"An' that," added the Bquire, "is why you
need to have the papers look right. Ye must
n't put In 'bout you an' 'Sper'ence, an' the
Oaylords, or guv'ment would think ye tryin'
to create sympathy, an' waB frauds. Tbe pa
pera must be short an' abarn an' business like,
an' it takes jedgment to make 'em. Jedg-
ment a wbat ye want In a pension case.
The Squire's "lodgment" carried tbe day.
and wheu tbe papers were finished, tbey pre
sented aa clear a case of a constitution broken
by milaria and incipient consumption aa tbe
most critical pension lawyer could require.
The soldiera were oollect-id in the Squire t ait
ting room to talk over Sim's three years' ser
vice and its iucidental hardships. Tbey re
called their glories and sufferings through the
mists of fifteen years. None of them lied, of
course ; but what witb tbe doctor's skill iu re
freshing tbelr memories as to tbe pbyaical ef
fects of their privations, and the Siuire's
"jedgment" in selecting portions suitable for
affidavits, the case made up was a strongly ef.
fective one. Aa the months rolled into a year
favorable reports began to reach Clark Town
ship. Aa tbe prospects brightened, Sim's
need of a pension became more apparent, lie
waa wont to celebrate the favorable bulletins
with Dr. I'reston and other boon companions
for weeks after tbe news came.
Dad whiskey aud exposure made more rsp.
id inroads upon his ttrenglh than tbe ague
had ever done, and it bteime clear tbat if tbe
pension reached him it must come qqickly.
TUsu tbe word came tbat tbe payment would
probably be niada In about two moutns.
"I'm fratful," said Experience, shaking bis
head slowly, "tbat Bam won't last so long.
It's too bad, oonsld'rin' tbe time an' money
we've put into it, sajin' notbln' o' bavin'
counted on the money,an' got our plans made
up accordin'. That's tbe hardest part on't."
"I a'pose," commented Juliana, "tbat if
bis wife had only lived, she could have had
the money, anyway. It would 'a done ber
some good, poor creatur'l"
Tbe Squire, wbo bad brought tbe news
from Washington, rose soon after tbis speech,
accompanied to the wagon, of course, by Ex
perience. Outside he said, decisively, "Sim
ougbt to get married."
"Land sakes, Squire I Hm'b jest a-goiu' in
consumption, an' be wa'n't never uo great
ketcb, bam wa n't."
"Thet'a lest the tiouble. don't ye Bee.
S'posin'be goes 'fore tbe peuaion comet, tten
where be we ?"
While this view was taking lodgment in
Experience's mind, tbe Bquire untied bis
hone and climbed into tbe buggy. He lean
ed over tbe wheels before starting and clinch
ed bis argument ; "Of course it ain't right
for him to go off without perridiu' no way
for you, after all you're done for bim. An'
I've spent consid'able money on tbe case I
should like to get out. You speak to Sam
'bout it, an' I'll look up a woman for blm,
aeein' as be can't git out much. I guess I
known tbe right one. Ephraim Giles's wid
der wouldn't mind gittin' eight dollars a
momu to belp ber along, abe a a sbarp bus
iness woman, Seraph is; an' she wouldn't be
none afraid to talk back to folks it tbey said
tbe marriage didn't look well. Ska's got a
tongue of her own. As tbe SquireHrove off
be added : "I wouldn't say nothin' 'bout it to
Julany till ye get it all settled with Bam, an'
let him tell ber. Bhe might think we was
kind o' fortb-puttin' 'bout it. Women is cur'us
'bout secb tbinks, au' it don't do no hurt to
manage 'em a little now an' then."
The Bquire'a diplomacy was severely tried
in bis Interview with Mrs. Gates. She waa
an open faced, brisk woman, pleasant to look
upon or to speak witb, having a strong Yan
kee shrewdness which enabled her to "keep
even" witb the world. Left five years before
with ber boy to oare for and ber husband's
funeral expenses to pay, she bad done these
things, and had acquired a small bank ac
count, aa well as a reputation among her
neighbors for being "a trifle near" in her
dealings. The Squire revolved many times
tbe terms in which be should introduce tbe
subject be bad In band, and be finally decid
ed to take bis wife with bim, in order to
throw a candid, straight forward air over the
interview, Mrs. Sprague being a pillar of
good works in tbe churcb, wbose passive iu
dorsement of a transaction would do much to
restrain any suspicion of its honesty,
Tbe interview was a long one, and the
Squire's arguments were many, but the result
was tbat Mrs. Oatea agreed to appear at the
Canary homestead in two weeks, and to mar
ry Bam ; and there was an understanding that
when she reoeived her pension she was to re
tain only tbe future quarterly payments, allot
the two thousand dollars of back pay going
to Experience, except a couple of hundred to
tbe Squire. Before the two weeks passed,
however, she waa summoned iu baste one
nigbt to Sam's bedside.
Sprague met her at the outer door, "Come
right up. Seraph ; you're jest in time. I'm
watckiu' to-night ; 'Bper'enoe and Jolany's all
tired out. Come up still, an' we'll have tbe
job right over,"
At daybreak Sam Canary was dead, and
Seraph held Squire Sprague'a certificate tbat
abe was his lawful widow,
Tbe Bquire appeared at the Canary's early
on tbe day of tbe funeral in order to be cure
that Berapb was duly reoognlzed among the
mourners and in tbe minister's prayer, Aa he
sat iu the front room alone he waa turprised
by the entrance of a woman lu heavy black.
Not until tbe yell was lifted did be reoogulii
"W'y.how d'ye do, Mia' Canary f" be stam
mered. "I didn't know ye for a second In
tbe mournin1. Ain't it a little detp,though
for the Hill, ye know?" hesitated tbe Bquire.
"Tbey don't do things up here quite so styl
leb aa ye do lu tbe village."
"No, it ain't a mite deep," replied the wo.
man, angrily. "Sim Cauary's my husband,
an' I shouldn't do no lesa if I wa'n't a-gittin'
a cent by blm. I alu't none ashamed o' mar.
rylu' him, an' I alu't goin' to have folks say I
took him for bit pension an' tben scrimped
the mournin', whatever happens. I bought
ten-dollar crape for my Tell, I've hired tbe
villsge hearse to come up, an' I'm goin' to
rid. next tbe remains In a hack."
Tbe Bquire drew a long breath, and replied,
alowly, "Wa'al, I guess you're right. Seraph,
after all : but It '11 make a heap o' talk on tbe
"What's folks got to talk about, I'd like to
know ? If I come aneaklu' 'round tbe funeral
aa though I dldu't know whether I belonged
there or not, they'd talk, you belter b'lieve.
I'm the widder, an' I'm goin' to have the wld
der'a place', an' If folks want to talk, let'em."
"Course ye bo, Berapb. Ye're right, an'
jest go ahead," said the Squire, assuringly.
"I hadn't thought you'd make so much of a
show of it, that's all."
The Squire was tight In declaring that the
affair would "make talk." No sooner was tbe
story known than people dropped alt other
aubjects to do justice to this one. An occa
sional skcptlo Insinuated tbat tbe ceremony
might have been performed after Sam's death
aud uobody be tbe wiser, but this view was
too extreme to be generally entertained.
Most people were content to condemn Seraph
for marrying a man "wtih one foot lu tbe
grave," One indignant woman was bold
enough to give Suraph "a piece of her mind,"
but tbe widow defended herself ao valiantly
that uo one who beard of the enoountcr cared
to repeat the experiment. There was much
to be eaid, too, from Betaph's stand point.
She did uot fall to make it plain tbat she waa
giving the Cauarys tbe greater share of the
windlall, and that without her belp tbe pen
sion could uot have been obtained at all. In
deed, so little did ber conduct in this case
agree with her usually close management of
money matters that she found defenders on
tbe score of generosity. Tbe only part of the
affair which troubled her reflections was
Squire Sprague'a large margin of profit. She
always "lumped" iu ber reckoning the sum
which be was to receive for his services and
tbe huge profit which ho would make on the
sale of the Canary f.rm, to tbs exorbitant
priod of which she was as sensitive as the
shrewdest farmer.
Seven hundred doIUrj soetned to her an
enormous sum fur a rich man to make from a
poor one, aud wany were the plans hs tried
to form to prevent such an injustice. In this
effort she was uot a little aided in a sly way
by leading men of tbe town to whom the
Bquire's uufai ing "luck" In "turning" bad
dubts was not as milk aud honey. After many
consultations, including una with a Water.
towu lawyer, she hit upon a plan by which
she hoped to disturb tbe complaoenoy witb
which the Squire referred to his management
of the case, aud to Have a considerable por
tion of tbe pension money, which she decid
ed to give to tbe Canary s, reserving some
thing as a commission for her shrewdness.
Tbe formalities were completed at last, and
Seraph reoeived ber money. Clark Township
waa a long way from Iho reet of tbe world,
evon tbe meagre items which reached the pub
lie through the Watertown newspaper being
furnished by Squire Sprague'a son, and no
ripple of the event which had created so much
commotion there ever disturbed tbe routine
of tbe pension officials at Washington. A day
was set for tbe settlement of affaire at tbe
farm. Serapb appeared early, and warned
Julian i not to be troubled at anything which
might occur at tbe meeting.
"I expect to surprise tbe Square some,"
she added, "an prob'ly tbe fur '11 fly ; but I
guess 'twon't hurt us none."
Tbe Squire appeared radiant, as was bis
wont when be hid conducted an enterprise to
a successful ending. He felicitated Seraph
on tbe permanent addition to ber income,aud
Experience upon having no more interest to
pay. He suggested to Juliana that she could
now use her egg and butter money to buy
"houcen stuff," and so have a place looking
like Mrs. Gi lord's in a few yeais. Into the
midst of his urbane congratulations he threw
occasional remarks i-bowlng that without bim
this general prosperity could nevtr have come
to pass, and leading his list-mrs to appreciate
the great credit due him for his b n ficent
interest in their tffaira,
H.-rapb boru it calmly, but showed a desire
to proceed at once to tbe bu-iuess in band.
"I b'lieve. Square," she said, "I was lo pay
you two hundred dollars of tbis money,"
"Yes," assented the Squire, "that was part
of the contract. Tbe money I've paid out,
an' the time au' trouble I've put iuto it would
come to more'n tbat if I should make out a
regnlar 'count ; but we'll call it tbat."
"I've got the money for you if you'll just
write a receipt."
"That's right, S-raph. I alius like to see a
woman business like. Women-folks don't
know half enough 'bout business as a geu'ral
thing. Dut I brought up tbs notes au' mort
gage an' everything. It 'II save trouble to
jeBt have a geu'ral settlement."
"You kno I ain't in your trade with 'Sper'
ence, Square, an' if you'll just settle with me,
you an' be can figger int'rest as long as you
like," and she opened ber little band bag for
the money. Tbs receipt waa written aud tbe
money counted out, tbs Siuire's fingers lin
gering a little ovc-r the crisp bills.
"Now I must be gittin' back to tbe village,
an', 'Spei'ence, if you'll just get up my boss
I'll leave you men folks to settle your own af
fairs." Experience looked astoniched and the Squire
uneasy. "So you an' 'Sper'ence settled 'fore
I come, did ye ?" be aaked. "Couree ye give
bim all tbe rest of tbe back pay, jest as we
"Wa'al, no, we hain't," replied Seraph.
"Fact is, Square, I've concluded to keep the
back py myself. I'm Sam's widder, ye
know, an' I used it more'n 'Sper'ence does."
"Keep it!" exclaimed the Squire. "W'y,
ye can't do it. 'Twon't Btan' law. Berapb
Gates, js agreed fair an' square, 'fore ever
we let yer marry Sam, tbat ye would'nt claim
none o' the back pay, an' Miss Sprague heard
j. I was to hev two hundred dollars an'
, Sper'ence tbe rest. You waa to get tbe eight
dollars a month, an' it's big pay for your
trouble. I never heard o' secb a thing ! It's
scand'lous, goin' back on your 'greement that
"The' wa'nt nothin' to bind the bargain,
an' Watertown lawyers tell me I needn't stan
to it unless I want to," returned Seraph.
"You waa to have two hundred dollars for
your work, an' you've got it, though it's mor'n
tbe job's wutb, au' ys aba'nt git uo more o'
tbis money with my consent bo there."
The astouisbmeut in Experience's face now
worked itself into a protest characteristically
" I never would 'a thought this on ye, Ser
aph ; I never would have b'lieved you'd go
back on your word."
"'Sper'ence, ye can't see through a stun
wall when the hole's as big aa a cart wheel.
An' I a'pose you'd stan' bein' plucked till tbe
last piuteatner waa gone 'fore you d make a
row. The money wa'nt goin'lo you. It's
goin' to tbe Square here, that's got more'n ha
knowa what to do with, for a farm that ain't
wutb half what you're payin' for it, an' I
won't help along uo such inikity. I wouldn't
say nothin' if ye wa'nt payin' more'n the
farm's wutb. It's a terrible poor place to
own ai a gift. I could buy yon a better one
to Watertown for ths money, an' as for help,
in' to have you swindled, I won't Btan' it."
Tbe Squire's face waa a study meanwhile.
Ita pleased urbanity gave way to astonish
ment, and tbe astonishment was followed by
a white rage, from which every trace of euav
ity and self control disappeared. Ha burst
forth i "Ye won't stan' it, wou't ye ? I'd like
to see you belp yourself. I'll teach ye to talk
about tbe iuikity of a church member that's
practiced law here forty yeara the same as if
I'd been admitted an' aworn. I'd like to
know what ye tblnk o' your own conduct.
Ye married Sim Canary for notbln' in ths
world but his pension money, au' I can prove
it. I s'pose you've forgot that I know bow
near gone Sam was wheu you come that nigbt.
I could show it up to guv'ment as a fraud, an'
that 'ud stop your pension quicker'u lightnin.'
Ye got bold o' tbs wrong man wheu ye tried
to browbeat me, Mis' Gates."
"I never pretended but what I married
Sam for bia pension. I didn't marry bim to
'bleege you, Square Sprague, an' mebbe you'll
find it out. An' it anybody calls my mar
riage a fraud, I've got your certificate ahowin'
it's legal au' right. You're my witness, an' if
there's any fraud, them's more'n me inityou'll
find to your sorrer. No, ths certificate ain't
there" as tbe Squire made a desperate lunge
for her band-bag "an' there alu't no more
money there neither. I knew the kind of a
man I was dsaltn' witb, an' they're all safe to
Watertown. You may talk till the oows come"
as the Squire broke into an angry torrent
of words "but there ain't notbln' ye oan (lo
'thout I agree to it, an' ye'll find it out after
ye've stormed a spell, too."
This speech did uot quell the angry Squire.
Ha was so accustomed to dictating absolutely
to his little world on all qaestions where the
mysterious "law" cama In tbat he was slow
to comprehend that this woman bad com
pletely beaten blm, The storm of bis wrath
raged on t but Saraph kuew ber ground, and
was not daunted. When tbe Squire at last
paused for bteath, she rose to go. Bprague
watched ber in dumb amazement. He did
not move until he saw ber iu the buggy, back
ing alowly out from cover. Then ha realized
tbat If he ever saw any of tbe pension money,
be must make some terms witb this woman.
humiliating though it might be. Ha moved
reluotautly forward.
"Wkat do ye calu'latc to do 'bout it, any
way ?" be asked.
"I expect to invest my money. P'r'aphs
1 1 hall buy a little place there Is to Watertown,
or if I could get a good mortgage cheap
enough, I might put it in tbat."
"A mortgage I That'a jest what Iho trade
we talked would amount to. I a'poaed you
meant to give It outright to 'Sper'ence, but if
you don't, why dou't you buy the mortgage,
and let him pay you int'rest ?"
"It's too big) more'n tbe place 1 1 wutb,
twice over."
"No sech thing. Tbe farm's worth every
cent I've got on It."
"If you look at it that way, we can't trade,
that's all ;" and Serapb gathered her reins.
"How much would ye give t Come, now,
make an offer," urged the Squire, desperate,
ly, as he saw bla chance at tbe money vanish
ing. "Wa'al," replied Serapb, with Increaaing
deliberation, "you'd be well paid if you got
a thousand dollars out on't, hut cousid'riu'
that I got the money easy, I don't know but
I'd give you twolve hundred "
"Shucks I Ys don't mean to buy, that's
"I don't roe in to pay no more'n It's wutb,
you may rely," she retorted. "Now, Square,
I'll tell ye what I'll do, an' it's the last
cent I wilt do. If you'll bring tbat mortgage,
an' all ths notes, au' everything you hold
'gainst 'Spet'ence, down to Couns'Ior Smith
to Watertown, Wednesday, an' sign papers
giviu' 'em all up to me, I'll pay ye fourteen
hundred dollars, cash down."
"Course I won't! Think I'm a fool ?" re
plied tbe Squire, angrily turning back.
" I'll be to Watertown Wednesday with the
money," she called over her shoulder after
bim as abe drove away. Sbs stopped a mo
ment at the bouse aud called out Juliana t
"Don't you an' 'Bper'enoe be one bit cast
down, Julany; I'll have the mortgage Wed
nesday, an' I'll burn It right' before Square
Sprague'a uosa, see if I don't. I ahatl have
a little o' SaniT money left tbat I wouldn't
keep from ys ons mlnnlt if I could trust
'Sper'ence not to be wheedled out on't by the
Square. But I guess I can shingle ths honss
an fix it up so it'll be like folks, an' the
Square can't tech It."
"Ub, Serapb, can you? I should so like
to live in a white bouse, with green blinds,
fore I die 1"
Sprague'a horse bad never been whipped
so mercilessly as It was for shying on the way
home, and it was years before the Squire
could pass the neat white cottage with its vine
fringed porch and large cool dairy-room, in
to which Scrap b'a money transformed the
Canary farm house, without grinding his
testh and uttering something about the mean
nass of women. Harper't tiatar.
The Itmr tinil Ilumb la Antiquity.
Tbe ancients bad tbe greatest horror of all
tbat was feeble and infirm; with them pover
ty was despicable and suffering a scandal. It
is no wonder, then, that among the beauty
and pleasure loving Greeks the deaf-mute was
looked upon aa a disgrace to humanity, and
under the barbarous laws of Lycurgua tbey
were exposed to die. Nor was highly-cultured
Athens less cruel than Sparta towards those
unfortunate crsitures. Daf-muts children
were pitilessly sacrificed without a voice be
ing raised on their behalf. Tbe first who
seems to have seriously occupied himself with
this phenomenon of deaf-mutism was tbe
philosopher Aristotle, and he declared con
genital deaf -mutes to be incapable of instruc
tion, and this was tbe universal opinion of
classical antiquity! Tne Ilomans treated
these unfottunatea with the same cruelty as
tbe Greeks. As soon aa a child was found to
be deaf and dumb it was saciificed to the Ti
ber. Only those escaped whom ths waves
washed back to ths shore, or whom ths natu
ral love of their parents kept hidden from
tbe eyes of tbe world. Yet in tbs oenturiea
immediately preceding the Christian era there
was a sensible diminution lu tbe number of
victims of tbo-e barbarous laws, although
about AO years B. C. ths poet Lucretius pro
nounced himself in favor of Aristotle's opin
ions regarding deaf-mutes. But in tbe course
of time certain rights were granted to those
deaf-mutes who gave proofs of ability such
as bad been brought up secretly by their par
ents showing some signs of intellect ; this
gradually dissipated tbe horribls prejudico
with which their brstbren in misfortuns had
hitherto been regarded. Fliny mentions a
congenital deaf-mute, called Quintus I'edius,
wbo distinguished himself as an artist. He
was a grandson of ths cousul of tbe same
name, who flourished in the reign of Augus
tus. It ia also probabls tbat deaf-mutea were
employed aa pantomimiats when pantomime
wasoneottbsfavorits amusements of tbe Ho
mans. M. T. Miiller givea to tbe Egyptians
tbs credit of first instructing deaf-mutes.
They, as well as the Persians, always respect
ed persons thus afflicted, and their hierogly
phic mode of writing was especially suited
for their education. It Is doubtless something
more tban mere coincidence tbat their better
treatment by tbe Ilomans dates from tbe time
of tbe incorporation of Egypt as a lloman
province. The Nineteenth Century.
Happiness Uiablt.
Every permanent state of mind la largely
ths effect of babit. Just aa ws can perform
an action bo continually that it cornea to be
habitual, bo we can encourage conditiona of
mind till they,too,come to be habits of think
ing and even of feeling. Every thoughtful
fiarent or teacher recognizes this in tbs train
ng of youth. Tbe child constantly thwarted
or scolded or ridiculed haa constantly aroused
within him feelings of resentment or discour
agement or misery, and these grow to bs ha
bitual, and a character for ill-temper or mo
roseness or despondency is formed. Ou the
other band, tbe child wbo Is wisely treated, ,
wbose faculties are brought Into action, who
is encouraged to do well, who la surrounded
with cheerful faces and orderly arrangements,
becomes accustomed to corresponding habits
of thought and feeling. Tbe exercise of self,
control, of truthfulness, of honesty, and other
essential qualities, not only result in habitual
actions of tbs earns nature, bnt in habitual
feelinga or slates of mind tbat induce those
actions. So the condition which we call hap
piness is likewise acquired to a considerable
degree. It involves within it many things,
but they are not impossible to secure, and
when we have discovered them it rests witb
us to encourage or to discourage them. Hap.
piness is not only a privilege, but a duty, not
a mere outward good that may perhaps come
to us, but an inward possession which we ars
bound to attain. When ws remember the
contagioua character of happiness, th,
strength, courage and bops it excites by ita
very presence and the power for good it exf
erta in every direction, we cannot doubt our
obligation to attain as muoh of it aa Is possl,
oie. fniiaaeipnia imager.
A. Summer Pavstoral.
(ATTta BEOWXllfa.)
A woman atood at a garden gate,
Slog ber for the dlatant spreading aalll
Sing bey for tbe dog tbat bnrrled by
Witb a kettle tied to bla tall!
Uer neighbor's dog waa an ecru cur.
Ah met and tb. kettle waa new and bright;
And the woman laughed In a rippling key.
Sing hey, twaa a mlrthfal algbt.
"Now why auch haate, good neighbor T"ahe cried ;
"Wby after tbe cur of tb. ochre tint T"
Cut tbe good man ran, and the lacgnagebe uaed
Waa entirely unfit for print.
And a youth atood by aa the good dame laughed,
And tbe twain together made mirth tbe while.
"Ob, lan't It funny 7" abe aald, abs aald.
He anawered; "Well, X abonld amue."
Tben tb. atrlpting wandered a apace apart.
And dropped bla ey. ere b. turned and fled,
f,Tbe dog and bis burden were leagnea away);
"The kettle la your'n," he aald.
(Tb. poetry after Drowning! tb. kettle after tbe
dog; tb. woman after tbe boy.) Th Jtambltr.
"Well, hubby, bow did you enjoy the aer.
vice tbis morning?" "To tell ths truth, dar.
ling, I didn't take muoh Interest in it. I could
hardly bear a word of the sermon." "Wby,
I heatd it perfectly. Wbat waa the matter f"
"Well, I don't know. It may bavs been be
cause your new bonnet waa so loud." And
tben a ailence fell on tbe dinner table, so In
tense that you could hear tbe ice cream. Al
bany Journal.
In 1733 slxteon maidens signed a petition
to tbe Governor ot South Carolina iu which
tbey aald : "We, ths humble petitioners, are
at present In a very melancholy condition of
mind, considering how all ths bachelors are
blindly oaptured by widows,and ws are there
by neglected ; iu consequence of this our re.
quest ia tbat your exoe'.lenoy wilt, for tbe fu.
ture, order tbat no widow presume to marry
any youug man until tbe maids are provided
for, or else to pay each of them a flue for sat
istactioo of invading our liberties, and like
wise a fine to bs levied on all bachelors as
shall bs married to widows. Tbs great dis
advantage it is to us maldaia tbat ths widows,
by their forward oarrlage, do snap up tbe
young men and have ths vanity to think tbsir
merits beyond ours, which la a great imposl
tlon to ua,who ought to have tbe preference,"
The dooument Is on file In ths stats archive,.
Whit la Vboitihs T It la a compound extract from
narke, roots and berba. It la Mature', remedy.
I.T UE.Vdl.tL.
Church bells are going out of fashion In
every American city.
Tha third largest river In ths world Is In
Australia. It is called tbe Darling.
A "boras swappers' " convention met at
Anniston, Ala., tbs other day,
There are fifX) piece In the $in,O0O set
of China uaed in tho Whito House.
WlllUm Taylor, bishop to Africa, says
hia parishioners have only two suits ditt aud
Alabama's coal fields, as yet practically
untouched, are bait as large as those of Eog
land. The oyster exists from Halifax to Charles
ton, and the snapping turtls from Cinadi to
ths equator.
There Is njt a steam flre-englno in ths
whole ot Italy. L'ttle englues witb band
pumps are still used.
It ia said tbat the bones of 80,000 buffa
loes have been shipped from Dakota to ths
East this season.
It Is said that of the 2 translators of the
new version of ths Old Testament, lit hava
died during ths work.
Dahlias, wbioh are of Mexican origin, aro
said to bavs been named after one Dahl, who
introduced them into Germany,
England makes 900,000,000 gallons of
beer every year, Germany 1)00,000,000, and
the United Slates 000,000,000.
A man at Portland, Or., obtained a di
vorce from his wife becauso shs pulled him
out of bed three times by his whiskers.
The area of public land dispoied of iu
Dakota last year was larger than either Bel
glum, Denmark, Greece or Ssritzsrlaod.
Birmingham, Eng., has a railway station
which cost $2,000,000. It is supposed to bo
the largest etructure of the kind lu the world.
Horaoe Greeley never said "Gjod morn
ing" or "Good evening," "How do you do ?"
"Good by," or inquired after anybody's
A Chinese doctor at Victoria, B.C., Is re
ported to have made soins rsmarkabls cures
in cases which white physicians had given up
as Incurable.
A nine-ton lump of coal, claimed as ths
largest ever mined, will represent the coal in
terests of Birmingham, Ala., at the New Or
leans exposition.
Conversation was held by telephone be
tween St. Petersburg and Botogns, a distance
of 2103 miles, recently. The experiment was
conducted at night,
Capt. John Ericsson, of monitor fame,
ia now, it is said, studying up a prooess of
moving machinery by heat derived from tbs
concentrated rays of the sun.
A new Gbiness theatre, accommodating
1200 people, has been built in Los Angeles,
Gal., and winter visitors are expected to de
velop a craze for the drama.
An Indian in tbs Cascade Mountains re
cently wounded an elk, and bsfore he could
reload his gun the elk charged oa him with
bis sharp feet and killed him.
They are trying in Garmauy to get a sub
stitute for India-rubber, and sulphur is ons
of tbo things prop6sed, as it becomes elastio
after being melted a few times.
George W. Childs, of Philadelphia, is
collecting money for the restoration ot tbe
church at Stratford-on Avon, tbs birth plaoa
and tbe burial place of Sbakspere.
A cooperative bouse-cleining company ia
ons of Nsw York's latest innovations. Its
plan ia to put a house, from garret to oellar,
into spick and span order by contract.
Gen. Grant, who is writing an account of
his battles, eaid recently tbit he enjoyed
writing better than he ever enjoyed anything
else in bis life. "More than fighting?" bs
was asked, and bs laughed and answered
heartily, "I never liked tbat."
There is wire enough under ths ocean iu
tbs form of telegraphic cables to run to ths
moon and back five times. Tbs cables are
altogether 00,000 miles long, aud h.vs an av
erage of 40 wires each, jscket and core to
gether. A "poor" blind man in Ttoy, N. Y., was
lately robbed of $030 by some young rascals
wbo pretended to be leading him to the coun
ty honso, where he is accustomed to lodge.
Tbe blind man is a street beggar, and bad tbe
money In an Inside vest pocket.
The household feline is one of ths most
valuable of fur-bearing animals, and wbeu
they disappear from tbe back yard they often
find their way to the furrier. In 1882 over
1,200,000 house cats were used by the fur
trade. Their skins were mads into linings.
By a most careful series of levels,run by
the United States coast survey from Sandy
Hook and the mouth of tbs Mississippi river
to St. Louis, it bas been demonstrated that
ths Atlantic ocean at the first-mentioned points
is 40 inches lower than tbe Gulf of Mexico.
The widow of President Polk, who was
81 in September last, baa watched this year'a
political contest closely at her home in Nash
ville, Tsnn. Although increasing age bas
somewhat diminished her partisan ardor, she
expects to retain to the last her deep interest
in national affairs.
The Conservatory of Musio in Mexico
bas over 2000 pupils, and a high degree of
musical talent, with all necessary means for
ita cultivation, exists in that country. Nearly
every house has a piano, music is taught in
the achools, and tbs military bands are un
surpassed in excellence.
It Is said tbat the export of frozen mut
ton from New Zealand to Great Britain this
year will amount to more than half a million
sheep, in spits of the high freight charges.
An effort ia to be made to reduce the carrying
rates, when it Is expected tbat tbe export of
frozen meats will reach large proportions.
Publio telephone service bas been estab
lished throughout Belgium, and tor a franc a
merchant in Brussels may oonverse five min
utes with a friend or business correspondent
In Antwerp or Liege. An extra ten cents en
titles bim to an additional fire minutes. It
Is thought this system will largely supersede
tbe sending of written telegrams.
Genuine earthworms exist in many parts
of tbe world which are giants of their kind.
Au example of one of these has just been re
ceived at tbe London Zoological Gardens
from tbe Caps of Good Hope. It measures
between four and five feet in length and about
half an inch across ths body, and it has bsen
stated tbat this particular spscies sometimes
attains to six feet.
Eighteen ravens were captured near Grid
ley, Cal., a short time ago lu a somewhat cu
rious way. A Mock of 300 swooped down on
the backs ot a number of sheep that were
grazing, and in the birds' eagerness to get a.
way eighteen of them got their talons fastened
in the sheep's wool, where tbey were held
captive until secured by lookers-on.
There is a religious sect in Ohio, called
tbe Amish, who have been banging their hair
for ISO years. Professional barbers are scorn
ed, and fatbera out the children's balr, while
mothers perform tbe same ceremony for tbe
fathers. Beginning at the temple ths shears
are run in a direct line over tbe ear and down
tbe neck, thenoe up over tbs other ear to the
other temple, and the result is a most beauti
ful bang.
A new anreitbetio discovered by Dr. Hol
ler of Vienna proves to be of great value.
Tbe discovery, which was accidental, was tbat
a taw drops of a two per cent solution of Co
oaius bydro chlorate placed in his eyes ren
dered tbem insensible to the touch. Ths effi
cacy of this anrosthetlo has been tested at a
hospital in New York, In a case of doubls
over-mature cataract. The patient, a woman
of 'CO, was placed upon ths operating chair,
aud a fsw drops ot tbs solution wers put into
ths sys. This was repeated three times at in
tervale of five minutes. Tbs operation was
performed without causing ths patient, wbo
was oenscious throughout, any pain. Bines
tbat tims otbsr operations, upon tbe eye and
tbe muoous cavities of tbs nose, throat, etc.,
have been painlessly performed.
In bis five weeks' tour In tun West Mr.
Blaine traveled an average of 225 miles a day
in all about 11,000 miles. Not counting
tbe times when bs merely Bald "How do you
do ?" and "Good-by," be delivered 300 ad
dresses. It is estimated that he saw face to
face nearly 0,000,000 people, 2,000,000 of
whom were In Ohio, Every night he talked
by telegraph with bia wits and children at
home, telling them in a few words of the
day's experiences and of bow he was feeling,
and then heard from them tbe day's budget
of family and local news, so that nothing ot
even minor Importance concerning bla boms
and ita neigbborbood escaped bim. During
his tour be used up five or six nsw silk bats
through bis babit ot holding his bat in hla
left hand while bs epoks and banging It about
as he grew warm 1th his Bubject. Frequent
ly, too, bs would go through a crowd with
bis bat in bia hand, and corns out witb it
"looking aa it It was a century old and bad
pent moat ot its time under a rock-orusher."

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