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(Ind TKIt)10.T 11KCOIID AMI t'AHJIt.II, ssltM
31 1 J If 18S0)
Tkms-1u advance, per year, f 1.S0: If not natd
situlu year, 12.00.
hum or Auvlhtisinq furolabcd on appllcttlon.
IlirlU, Uistbsaud Marriages published gr.tl.t Obit
mry Notices, Cards of Tbauk.s, etc., 75c per Inch of
14 liuca or less,
Kattrtdat On ItratlUboro Pott Ojlu antcoml-clani
iiKtit matter
0 L. t'KESCII. D. 11. BlIBMlK.
33uslnrss (Earns.
tleneral Insurance-and Ileal Estate AgenU.
lupresentlng Compsnles whose Assets areotcr
Agents for daiicock Fibe Lxilsumsniiis,
Ulliie in Starr k Eater'. New llauk block, cur. Mala
aud Elliot streete,
bltATlLEllOliO, VT.
J-4.T1I: .11. XVJLK1I, "
(Vlill.lou block, llrattleburi'.Vt.,
1 rii-tlces Id all too courts, make collections promptl),
U'l Invests money uu Viealeru mortgages.
alt. IIOL'IU.I,)!.!.,,
OiBce and residence corner Malu and Walnut Hta,
At home from 1 to a and irum 0 to 7 o'clock P.M.
tllli t ut street, IJrattleboro, Vt.
JAVIER) C'O.Xl.A.tll, .It. II.,
0. 11fe In Crosby block, over Vermont National lUnk.
Office Uoura 8 to U A.M., 1 to 3 P.M.
1. t'ildenco 19 Main at Bbatiliiioio,Vt.
Office and realdence 27 Elliot at., Draltleboro,
t. Uulce hours before 8 a, m . ; 1 to 2 and C to B p. u.
unite In Leonard's lllock, Elliot street. orHcehoura,
l:JOlo3:OOand7:CI)to:oor. m. Special attentlou
Iflveu to ctironlc dlaeaata.
and Solleltora of Patenta, llRATTLEboito, Vt.
.YIAA, Jll.,
1T I. IIET1IH, loune tin) Hlgnlalntpr, Or
?V uamental and Frrnco I'alutlng.aralnlng.Kal
HiimlnlDR, Taper Hanging, etc.
Ivy Green Street. U-jttleboro, Vt .
T C. lIOIsftTKIt.
EJ. CAItPEXTElt. Market lllock, Ellfot
Bt. Dealer tn Toys, Fancy floods. Hooks, Hta
tlonery, Newspaper, Magazines At periodicals. Bub.
pcrlptiooa received for tbe principal newspapers and
l by mail or otherwise.
miuaxlues, and forwarded t
merly of tbe l'arker House, lioitun. First-class work.
Room In rear of hotel office.
Btearo Pipe and Fittings aud Steam Heating appa
ratus fumiabrd and put In. Steam boilers and en
gines repaired. All Jobbing In thii line promptly at
tended to. Water piping and Plumbing done in the
best manner.
Howe Palntlnp, Graining, Paper Hanging, Hard,
wood Finishing. 40-62
EEIrstmt EntKStments.
Vermont Loan & Trust Company
cmAxn ron km, Dakota.
lied River Valley Farm Lonns.
Bearing 8 to 9 per cent, tntereat, net.
Full particulars, with referencee, furnished oo sp
plication. Correspondence solicited. 13
Real Estate and Loan Agont.
Eat tern parties desiring to loan money or Inreat in
real estatfl in the growing city of Bioux Falls, cannot
do better than deal with me. I shall endeavor to deal
Lonestly and fairly with all who may do business with
rnf, and at a fair rate of commlasion. Address E. P.
WHITE, Sioux Falls, Dak., Box 1177.
Itefer br permission to editors of this paper, toS.
U Kimball of Urattleboro, aud to either Dr. Gray or
Dr. Tufts of Blonx Falls. 3ft
Our complete stock of Fall and
Ik note open, and Includes many
choice and desirable goods.
large line and good value In every
We have secured the sale of one
of the best lines of Ladles' WHITE
COTTOX UXJiEltWEAll in the
market, made entirely on lock
stitch machines, and would solicit
an examination.
And it concerns nil intending to
To call at South Main street Store,
Pipers old stand.
And all kinds of Goods
usually kept in a first-
class Grocery Store.
Having had somo experience in
mining 1 Sllllll IllUKO
Orujjs nun iHcniciiu0.
:ARD from I.N. THORN.
TLEUOllO and Vicinity i
of this town, all prescriptions, formulas and trade
marks, Including COMPOUND EXTBACT HOrs,
SVKUr BA113APA1ULLA, ho., toO.M. COLBUltN h
CO., I vould here aisle I bat. had a personal acquain
tance with Mr. C. M. Colburn for oerllilrlcn jeara,
and know htra to be a gentleman of honor and Integ
rlly, and beartlljt recommend blm to tbe public as
My son and former partner, Edwin C. Thorn, has
charge of tbe prescription department, and I assure
the public accuracy aod safety.
Thanking the public, for their long-continued pat'
ronage, t would bespeak the continuance of earns for
the firm of C. M. Colburn t Co. I. N. TIIOltN.
Our Latest Returns'
Have brought us In
Toilet Articles.
Call and sco our lino of FINK
All odors, from the popular manu
facturers, LUKIN and LOW, SON
ic HAYDON, London, Eng., AL
other American manufacturers.
Full lino Colgate's Toilet Water
and Soaps. Pears's Toilet Soaps.
Imported Hay Hum. English and
American Hair, Tooth and Nail
Brushes, Chest Protectors, Cha
mois Skins, Sponges, Arc, kc.
Anil nlll bet sold lal
Lowest Gash Prices!
Call and See Us at the Old Stand
of I. N. THORN & SON,
liespertfally i'ours,
Try a Bottle of Thorn's Cough
Mixture, 26c.
I have a largo stock of
Including the best makes, nt prices
that win suit an.
A tul tf vnn ivniif n linn! thai will
stand by yon, ask for the "MONI
TOR KIP, Hand Made."
Don't fail to see tlioso "CONGOLA"
chamois-lined boots, for a warm
winter shoo. "LADIES' COMMON
SENSE" a specialty.
Boots and Shoes.
h. b: BOND,
Absolutely Pure.
Thii powder never nrlei. A roartfl of cant
trtnuth tod whotesumf oei. More tcooomlcat tbn
tbe ordinary kind, and canoot be void in compel It loo
witb the mult it tide of tow teit. abort Wf Igbt, alum or
ptioapbate towdera. Sold only in ran.
37-33 Hotal lUnna Fowdeh Co., 10 Waltat., N. V
Chstanber.'. lHaliifrcllnar J'luliI tor be
Mlcu lIUOUli
11 OO Ilia UTVr W svnr,
Uooorcted with Tt-l.-pliouff Escbangp.
INGLY, and glrcfl unUer.ul aatlafactlun.
f amll, rich or poor ahoulil bo wltliout It,
So'.d t)T all Grocers. AJ'.Kuf lmltatu.nl
well dosljrood to ml.lead. 1'EAIILINE li the
OSLT SAFE laborsaTinir compound, aui
ahrnrs bears thsabovo STmbol, andnsmoof
To Dyspeptics,
The most common flgnsof Djapcpala, or
Iiiillffettlon, are an onreMiu at tlto
itomach, nausea, flit ule tier, water brash,
heart-burn, Tomltltig, loss of npictUe, rlJ
conattpatlon. Dyiicntlo jiatlcnts sutler un
told mlieriej, budily and mental. They
ah stlmu'.ato the digestion, and secure
regular da.ly action of tho boeli, by the
tue of modcrato doaci of
Ayer's Pills.
After tho bowels tiro regulated, one of these
Pills, taken each day after dinner, Is usually
all that la required to complete the cure.
Aveh's riixa are sugar-coated and purely
TCgctable a pleasant, entirely safe, and re
liable medicine for tin cure of all disorder
of the atoruacli and bovrela. Ttey aro
tho best of all purgatives for family uso.
rnxrAiiED nr
Sold by all DruggUU.
The Kcv. J. K. Scarlos, of New York, U
mo (if thu mast wMcly known and highly
cstct'inetl nf .Mi-tholist mini iters.
Mr SoarVMT" M I rm lmrrvv M tb:t it fx a duty
i a q M tU'iMi lllliteil vltti Ktu uintu-in or Ni'iirnL
iria, to tny tlit renuily Um Iaxix iH-m-ovcmt ttit U
In Iw I a iiiirvrloii-i oiuximL My wm aui ifrivUr
itilictfd wiiU IttK'iiinntiMti. cud fiilTt'rtHj ivnectvly
Va it, at tluit-'x. he v,u uUir d to havo niPrptnne lu.
) .Udi'iMhu ana t tnt nllef Vbil in thuorn.
dit. on I dlanimlaremo ly which rtrttltxl lniu.o
,lu p n ''L'f, nda)ruukueiit(tirtiu He lituiPim-fliur-in
UttUt)tua:iV(U.i!raullhthosutauiTiiuX Ih .e
el-o f iruihnl It t a number f ir-u auffetli.ir
vittiltlK im:iti iii.aii'Jt'ierouultttntn'niimiiftllLto
n'llcf.ando ivrniunintcure. Anion other, Irarit
t i;v Wiii. l'.Otirhit, (tutor of UieOttuvebL It. 1-
vit'i t i' t rrt' le 'II ejho. I will trhe ywii hi n n
i nr U tin v. rittc 1 1 my pan. wiphlntr him t. puMh
the r.- 1 1 ir ti 1 b uv&i vl other aulfoiixr ith Uij
aatitu ux - 1
What -llr. Corblt Hajai
" New Haven, Ju'r U, 181
MSIr,ReiT' poarStr I wih to aay for thu U-n-rfltitf
all wl . jreauffeiinif ith lnQamiuaLrythiU'
mattHm, that i our lunlicuie it JLf alibla I utTeml
fur twu montlm tlw niont tiiTut UUoy torture t Kt
Ik5iutid4 of flet),anJ wtvi not out of myhou efor
am nth , I heard of your reiuody, and wn alaiott
iiihiauisjr ruittiOLi vy li- it men H m Pii-ruicior til.
fx-cof Any kind. ounmfwtOirtalLly Jafor IuIUui
lllb 'Tf JkUCUlUsaUBIU 1U IUI iwtctrcft lonu.
" Yount mont rwiwx.-t fully, Wm, k Cobbit,
" putor 0oive BL 1L K. Churvh, Sow Jlavwi, Conn."
Such ia ATiiLOi'iionoa a tlM.nuipIi and
efficient euro for the worst cases tf Jthcu
inatism and Neuralgia.
If you cannot (ret ATQLOrno&oa of your dnitr-irt.
wo w.Ii vciid It exrrchi jld, ou rtti t tf mfular
prlco ono dollar tr bot'le. We i refer tiat you buy
It from your druyirt, but If he htrn't It, Hj not bo
lerLuadod to try something ele, but order ul uucu
from uj u dJreciod.
at.;lopho;.cs co 112 wall st., mvj york.
OMMrla;h8 Crurlly.
To permit pourself and family to
"Suffer r
With sickness when It can be prevented sod cured
so easily
With Hop Bltteralll
klaviog esperienced a great deal of
"Trouble I" from Indigestion, so mach so that I
came near loslog my
Lift t
My trouble always rsme after eating any food
However tljzht
And digestible,
For two or tbree hours at a time 1 had to go through
tbe most
Excrucistlog pains,
"And the only wsy I ever got
Was by throwing up all my stomach contilurd. No
one can conceive the pains that I bad to go through,
"At Uat
I was taken! "So (bit for three weeks I lay In bed
Could eat nothing 1
My sufferings wer so that I called two doctors to
give me something that would stop tbe pain, tbelr
Efforts were no good to me.
At last 1 beard a good deal
"About your Hop Bitters I
And determined to try them,"
Got a bottle In four hours I took the ronitnts of
On el
Next day I nai out of bed, and have not a.'en a
Hour, from the same cause since.
I have recommended it to hundreds of others. You
have no such
"Advocate aa X am." Geo, KeudH, Al.uton.Uoston,
Columbus Advocate, Texas, April 21, '61
Dear Editor:-! have tried your Hop UJtters, snd
And tbey are good for sny complaint Tbe best tned
lclne I ever used In my family. II. TALENElt,
ryNooi genuine without a bunch of green Hopa
on toe wnue uoei, rnun an me viie, puiauuuua mu
with "Uop"or "uops" in weir name.
s to
7S. iife. i MTivny
f v w - semi
30th year of residence, and 1 1th ot bualnets.
No inventor ever bad to pay taxes, coats of
foreclosure, wait 'or interest, or tuke
land. BEST of Reference. Write
If you have money to loan. Address
D. 8. D. JOHN8TON St. SON,
NiKOtlatort) of Mortgage Loans,
llentlou tills paper. 8T. PAUL, MINN.
plow ron LONiiosEns next teab-how
inii ron AuniTiovs tounci tuitij. brimat.
10 MOTU.
Hobton, Nor. IR, 1884,
It'otiVi 8arprl) I'.rty, with "Pop" aa tho
attractloo, bavo taken tiOBscselon ot tbo pret
ty llijou theatre, aud are luaklug tbloga mer
ry for the large audiences. Of course 'Top"
isn't new we're all aeen, and are read; to tee
it again aa long aa it contiuuea no clever and
funny, with JoLn McKaj to make ua laugh
and Ida Mulle to charm ua with her singing.
Hut if the play isn't new, Mr. Itice has intro
duced a novelty which really la a novelty, and
one that Im proved a great attraction. I
mean Mr. Jamee 1', Locke, the doubt, cornet
1st. Mr. Locke, who ia a decided artist, li a
young man from Toledo, O., the nephew of
Dm id It. Locke, whom everybody knows as
'l'ctroleum V. Nasby." The Lockes are a
musical fauilly ; they all play or bins, usually
both. Even "Maaby" owns up to some In
strument, I've forgotten what, hut It's some.
wLere betwetn a flute and a bans viol: and
be frankly rays that be likes nothing better
than an "old fashioned Sunday evening sing."
You ould believe, it, too, if you could hear
his baas vc Ice rolling out Ibe old tlme hymns.
Walls aud Helta wero drilled Into bis
youthful mind most thoroughly by a Presby
terian mother, aud be by rote addtd several
of Wesley 'ii. I really bell vo be can give any
one of ILem, from "Coronation" lo "China."
That be appreciates Ibem, too, is shown by
his ohu religious poems, some of which are
among the most touching and beautiful that
have been written in these later years. This
mutical taste in the fatUlv once in a while
develop beyond taste aud talent, aud even
genius. Mr. James Locke has been, for so
youDg a man, quite a successful cornet player;
but bis successes have all been made in the
West, and it is only a little over a year ago
that he discovered that he could play on two
corueti at once. Unlike other cornetists, be
could ou ly play on tbe side of bis sioutb, in
stead of the ceutrr, aud he could play as well
on one side as the other. One day, in fun,
be took up two cornets at once, and found
that both responded to bis breath. II. Imme
diately went to work to practice, and aa a re
sult people see oue man playing a duet upon
two cornets in a fiuisbed style. There is no
cbicauery about it; It is good, honest work,
aud will bring Mr. Locke a fortune. He al
ready has several offers for Loudon next sea
son, one of which he has accepted at a very
high salary. That Is, it seems very large for
tbe work he does, but oue has to remember
that Lit performance is the result of continu
ous hard labor, so really be is only getting
what he Is absolutely worth aud what be Las
worked very hard to attain. That is one
(Ling which people are apt to forg.t in con
sidering an artistic success. Tbey only see
tbe immediate result, and do not look at all
at the long period of labor and possible hard
ship through which the success has been at
Apropos of the work of preparation for
public life, Mr. J. J. Hayes, who is without
doubt Ibe floret reader before the public to
day, gave some of the "interior views" of the
manner in which a great many so-called teach
ers of elocution tram the young women under
tbelr charge who have an ambition to be pub
lic readers. In a city where Mr. Hayes ap
peared, a young lady resident legged an in
terview with hiui in order that he might bear
ber read and recommend ber to managers.
Ueiug very kindly in bis nature and always
ready to asLt those deserving, be consented
to see her and pass Judgment on her efforts.
It was the usual thing all gesture, "wiggle,"
makiug eyes and mouthing, but there was
from beginning to end no indication of any
Intellectual appreciation of what she was
reading, which was, by tbo way, one of the
finest poems in tbe English language. Mr.
Hayea beard ber patiently to the end ; then
he asked her :
"What does that poem meau i"
"I don't think I understand you," was the'
besilaliug reply.
'What conception do you think the poet
bad in bis mind when he wrote it ?"
"I really don't know what you mean, sir."
" Why, w bat literary analysis did your teach
er maLe of it? For instance, why do you do
so and so!'" indicating certain gestures and
'Why, I do ibat because my teacher told
me to."
"But did be give you no reason why you
were to do it ?"
"No; be only told me to learn that piece.
Then be marked in my book what to do, and
I did it just as he told me."
"What! without knowing why ?"
"I supposed be knew why, so I didn't ask
Hhe then banded bim tbe book, and Mr.
Hayes assures me it was a study. All through
were pencil marks like these; "Weight on
right foot," "Extend right band," "lUise tbe
eyes," "Extend the left band with palm
down," "Here smile, as if in ecstasy," and
so on interminably. And that was all she
bad been taught. No time had been given
to studying Ibe poem itself to fathom It
meanings and bring them out but everything
was subordinated to "dramatio effect" and its
supposed power over tbe audience.
llut after all, although the public is good,
nalured criminally so sometimes it is not
utterly lacking in taite and discrimination,
and it does know reading from elocution and
is b. ginning to demand tbe former and re
fuse tbe latter. If it would only make its re
fusal sufficiently strong to be well understood,
the "elocution mills" would grind more slow
ly aud peiheps stop altogether, aud many a
young girl who now finds herself bankrupted
lu pocket, iu hope and ambition would be
saved suffering snd mortification, and would
find a place in tbe world where she would fit
In happily and make life a blessing to others
as well as herself. I lose all patience when I
think of this sacrifice of girlhood. Apropos
of Mr, Hayes, be is just back from a success
ful trip through ibe West, where he was eve.
ry where received witb great enthusiasm.
Henry Irving and E len Terry, at the Globe,
have been delighting Boston audiences, re
peatiog tbelr successes of last year. Miss
Terry has been interviewed by every paper in
me cny, out one 01 tne Dest ana most cnar
acteristio Interviews was writttn bv Mrs, Fan
nie K Hamilton of tbe Courier, who la ono
of the latest coiners Into Boston journalistio
circles ami is a welcome addition.
Biu.iE Jot White.
Tiic Fact tuat Alaska mow his a Civil
Government directs renewed attention to tbe
resources and prospects of that far off north
western territory. Tne new governor, J, It.
Kinkead, quietly assumed control in Seplem
ber, the military oontrol exercised by tbe na
val authorities was withdrawn and Oov. Kink.
ead has been makiug oiUoial visits to various
points to ascertain wbat sort of a territory be
Has to govern. With tbe establishment of cl
vll control, Alaska will be in a better situation
to Invite Immigration and tbe investment of
capital. The fur Interest, tbe fitnerles, the
lumber product and tbe mines are already
making Uncle Sim's investment ot f 7,200,000
a valuable one. Other industries are likely
to follow, i.teut. bcuwatka proposes to em
bark iu tbe business of cattle raising on tbe
Aleutian islaudu, which cover an area of 8000
square miles, nearly onc-nalf of which Is avail
able for pasturage. Tbe worm ooean current
from Japiu temp rs tbe climati ot these is
land', aud exoelleut cattle have already been
raised there. Tbe recent exploration of a
great river in Alaska, ullberto unknown,
proves tint the lumber regions can be easily
reached in summer, and tbu a vast treasure
ot wealth is opened to those who have the
uanllnood to secure It.
Tbe heat etiquette for a mao Is not to boast ot bis
virtues. It is alao exceedingly Inelegant to sddot so
ciety with bla coasba snd colds, vbea be can nod re-
uei in a uoiiie oi iir, uuu a uougu By rup.
Tho asl-Tlmi of tbti Year,
Tbls Is th. feaat-tlme of tbe year,
Wbeo hearta prow warm and boms more ilearj
Tv'be n autumn'a crlnson torch eiplres
To flasb agala In wluter ores.
And tbey wbo tracked October'a flight
Through wooda with gorgeous huea bedlgbt,
In charmed circles sit sod prstse
Tb. goodly log'a trlumpbaut blsse.
Tbls Is the fesst-tlme of the yesr,
When rienty poors her wine of cheer,
And even hombl. boards may sparo
To poorer Ioor a kindly abare;
bile bursting bsros sod granartea know
A richer, fuller overflow ;
Aod tbey who dwell la golden eaae
Ijless without toll, yet toll to pltaae.
Thla la the feast-lime of the year!
The blessed Advent drawetb uesr. .
Let rich and poor together break
The bread of lov. for Cbriat'a aweet aake,
Against th. time when rich and poor
Mustopefor hlmacommon door .
bo comes a guest, yet makes a f east,
And blda the greateat snd the Iraet.
Harriet itcKuen Kimball.
It was tbe latter Dart of November, lust
before Thanksgiving, when an event occurred
in Mldgevllle that excited Midgeville from
centre to circumference.
It was no new thing for Midgeville socletv
to be agitated. Indeed, it would have been a
much newer thing for it to have remained tin
agitated for any length of time.
Mrs. rrlncilla jjowns often Bald that Midge
ville was "the excltlngest place she ever lived
In." As her youth had been spent in the
whirl of gaiety at Bald Hill Cove, aud fifteen
years of ber married life within three miles of
1'overty Uorner, tbls was saying a great deal,
but it was true, nevertheless ; there was, as
Mrs. l'riscilla affirmed, always someth'ng hap
pening ai aiiugeviue.
ben tbe Downs moved thither ten Tears
ago tbe public-spirited Midgevllleites bad just
purchased a ten-acre lot of Mr. Slocum for a
burying ground, and great wan the consterna
tion produced thereby, some of the oldest In
habitants even going so far in their opposl
tion as to say that "they would never be bur
ied In Bill Hlocutu's sheep pasture as long as
tbey lived ;" and hardly had tbe matter been
corufromised by their dyiug and allowing
themselves to be buried there, when the school
house burned ; and whether it caught fire
from tbe stove door being carelessly left ajar
the night before, or was set on fire br some
young scamps in the neighborhood, was an
unfathomable mystery that again perplexed
the good people of Midseville. Following
close upon tbe heels of this disaster, Addison
snow mlttened rierena Ann Baker, after being
- as goou as engaged to ner lor nign onto six
It nearly broke tbe poor eirl s heart : but
tbe Midgevllleites wre wonderfully sympa
thetic as a class, and Serena found great con
solation in visiting among them and telling to
willing listeners how she bad "sot ber life by
Aderson ;" of tbe tender little things be hail
said to ber, and bow "nigh she came to faint.
In' dead away when be proposed quittin'."
She soon received further consolation from
tbe attentions of Caleb Peikins, and merrily
rang tne news (or would bad tbere been auy
bells in Midgeville to ring), and tbey were
wed In less than three months after the re
markable termination of tbls romantio affair.
one of tbe Blatsdell boys was arrested for
stealing Loop-poles, and, although It was a
terrible sbock to the community to And that
tbey had been harboring a thief in tbelr very
midst, it set their mind, to rest as to tbe ori
gin ot the school. bouse fire.
One year later the Union church was bu It.
and Midgeville fairlv outdid itself in eettinu
luere were four denominations besides tbe
outsiders interested In its construction, and
as each iudividual member of each denomina
tion (counting the "outsiders" as one) was
firm in bis conviction that If tbere was anv
one thing that he did know, and bis neighbor
did not, It was just bow to build a meeting-
nouse, it is not surprising tnat tbe discussions
in regard to the height ot Ibe steeple, tbe
depth of tbe gallery, the shape of tbe win
dows, tbe form of tbe pulpit and tbe aize of
tbe pews iboulj be frequent and animated.
But the build. ng waa dually completed, and
tbe Methodists carpeted it witb red because it
was "kind ot cheerful and lively looking,"
and the Presb) terians bad tbe pulpit furniture
covered with green because it seemed "sort
of subdued and solemn." Tbe Congrega-
tionalisU bought, witb sectarian money, an
organ that discoursed unsectarkko music.
wnue tne uapiista purchased a communion
Bet and showed a Cnristlan spirit bv allowing
others to use it when they did not. Tbe "out
siders enjoyed great liberty in providing for
the mortgage.
Union cburcb affairs being thus amicably
adjusted, Midgeville Lad falleu luto a slate of
apathy not uncommon after great and pro
longed excitement, when it wa again arou.ed
by the stsrtliug intelligence that tbe Widow
Benson and ber two children bad been turned
out ot doors.
Widow Benson had formerly lived in Pine-
wood, but three years before bad bought a
pretty cottsge of Dr. Holmes, and with her
little family bad taken up ber abode in Midge-
She bad paid $200 down Ctbe neighbors
soon found out), and an unmarried brother,
wbo waa earning a good salary in the city,
became responsible for the remainder. But
tbe brother had died soon after tbe purchase
was made, and, being unable to make the
payments herself, the widow was now to be
turned out of house and home into the cold,
cold world.
At least, such was the story, and it came
straight. Mrs. Muggins, the blacksmith's
wife, had just stepped into Mrs. Benson's on
Monday, "while tbe clothes were boiling," to
get a little advice as to how she'd better trim
Susan Maria's dress, and found ber packing
up and getting ready to move ; and In answer
to inquiries as to ber object in moving iu
cold weather she said that Dr. Holmes wauled
tbe house for one of bis nephews.
"She didn't 'pear to want to talk much
about it," said Mrs. Muggins. "Poor crea
tur', I s'pose she felt so bad sbo couldn't. I
can't think she's the least (dee where she's
agoin' to live, though ahe's goin' to her sis
ter's at Pinewood for a spell. But her sister's
got a family of ber own, and of course she
can't be expected to provide for a widderand
two children."
Mrs. Muggins was terribly indignant, and
so was every one to whom she told tbe story,
aod it was thought best to have a meeting of
tbe Union sewing society tbo next day (at.
though It was not the day tor their meeting),
and see what oould be done about it. Tbe
meeting waa held at tbe president's, Mrs.
Murcb, who lived directly opposite tbe resi
dence of Dr. Holmes. It was well attended,
and never did Union sewing souiety sbow a
more united spirit than in denouncing Dr.
Holmes and expressing sympathy for tbe uu
fortunate widow.
Tbe widow Sharp boldly proposed raislog
money by subscription (of course, being a
widow herself, A wouldn't be expected to
give anything), but the other ladles, after
making some mental calculations, concludtd
that it wouldn't be best; "Wido Benson
was a dreadful high spirited woman and
might feel affronted."
Bo tbere seemed nothing they could do af
ter all except to free tbelr minds, and tbey
did that thoroughly.
It was perfectly scandalous, tbey declared,
for Dr. Holmes, tbe richest man in Midge
ville, and not a ohild or obiok in the world, to
oppress tbe widow and fatherless.
"Such a good woman as she Is tn sickness,"
said Mrs. Taylor, whose children bad had a
run of measles; "and dreadful tasty," said
Grandma Njwcomb, wondering where her
pretty caps were to come from now. "But
nothing gaudy ; you never see ber rigged
out In furbelows and (buncos," added Mrs.
Joel Clark, with a side glance at the mill j on
Mrs. Muggins's dress. "And an amazing
good band to mind ber own business," was
tbe significant tribute paid by tbe black
smith's wife. Tbere were but two dissenting
voices: Mrs. llnan, whose husband kept
store, said "wiiders hadn't ought to buy
wbat tbey couldn't pay for," not aa she after
wards explained, because she "blamed the
widder Benson, but she wanted to hit tbe
widder Sharp ad b for not paying her gro
cery bill."
Miss E'idora Piper, who was afflict jd with
nervous headaches, remarked that she "had
always found Dr. Holmes most gentle and af.
taction" and then stopped suddenly as If
she bad said more than sbe intended to, al.
though, everybody aud especially tbe Widow
Sharpe. knew she hadn't.
"There's tbo doctor's hired man harness
ing tbe horse," said Mrs. Murcb looking out
ot tbe window, "and as sure as I am alive
that's a brand new kerrldge, and wbat a big
one for just one"
"Ma, ma," yelled Toby Murob, tumbling
over tbe doorstep In bis burry to tell the
nows, "Will Benson says bis mother waa
married last nlgbt to Dr. Holues, and he's
going to call bltu pa, and tbey are all goin'
t-r Pinewood to Tbanksglvin'."
True enough, the doctor nut the two abil
dren into the carriage, and helped their
motuer in wiiu a most loverlike devotion.
"He sort o does 'near affectionate." Raid
the Widow Sharpe, looking at Miss Piper
with an exasperating stnlle.
"There's no fool like an old fool," snap,
peel the fair Eudora.
"Did you ever i" asked the president, aa
the carriage rolled past, aud sbe turned from
Ibo window and gazed upon Ibe momber.
Aud the members admitted Ibat tbey "nev
er did really, although tbey bad mistrusted It
all along."
Tlifi I'.e of t'lro by- the Ilrreroa.
The care of the fire is intrusted to the old
est unmarried daughter of the chief, or. If he
hai no such daughter, to the maiden nearest
related to blm. If, by any accident or mis
fortune, It is extinguished, it must not be re
lit from another fire, but must bu made anew
from the beginning. For Ibis purpose two
straight sticks of auy readily burning wood
are taken. A hollow ia made lu one of tho
sticks, In which the sharpened end of tbe
oiuer one may be twlileu, aud some punk or
half rotten wood is nut in a uroove cut to
holi It, to serve as tinder. This slick Is held
to tbe ground by tbe knees, while the other
one is turned rapidly beck and forth between
tbe open hands. When a spark appears, it
Is directed upon the tinder, whicb is then
readily blown into a Heme. Tbus, it is not
the rubbed stick, but the tinder, that gives
tne name. m natives dislike Ibis work
very much, and when on a Journey, if tbey
have no other fire apparatus, they take an ig
nited stick with them, the fire of which tbev
skillfully keep glowing for a long time. At
tne present time, tne Africans, far luto tbe
interior, are acquainted witb the uso of steel
and flint and of malchts. Tbere is no evi
dence that Ibe people knew anything of tbe
steel and Hint belore they became acquainted
with Europeans; aud I have never seen a
Are steel that was made by a native smith.
Besides cooking food and warming and light
ing the buls. Are is employed for the felling
ot large trees and the splitting of stones. In
the former case, tbe fire Is built around the
root of the tree, and kept burning till the
tree fall. One man on attend a considera
ble number of such fires, so that tbe work.
as a whole, may go on quite fast. Stones
which it Is desired to removo from tbe road
are Bplit by tbe aid of fire, and weils are
bored tbrougb the rock sometimes to tbe
depth of ;10 fet or wore. Popular RcUnce
Monthly jar i ottmbtr.
London, the Hdoe Metropolis op the
British Empire, still goes on widening its
area, and the problems of importance which
it presents to tbe student of political science,
grand and complex as these already are de
veloped, are daily becoming more difficult to
solve satisfactorily. Last year there were
added 'J1.110 houses to Ih's vast centre of hu-
-nsn habitation, and this increase made up
.1(11 new streets and one new seiuare, andcov-
ered a distance 01 more tban 6ti miles, let
London builders considered 1883 a bad one
for their business! Siuce 1880 tbe growth
of London would make a town larger tban
Liverpool, Manchester, or Birmingham. Nev
ertheless, there does not appear to be any
serious effort ou foot to obviate tbe danger
ously dense huddling of millions of rational
creatures who require a certain ainouut of
air suitsble for breathlug, water of a potable
nature, food which can be eaten, clothes cal
culated to preserve warmth, bouses that are
habitable, within a limited space.
The Oriciin or the Word Charlatan is
given by a German paper as follows : "In
tbe olden lliue, when tbe doctors, sitting in
their studies, weighed tbe ills of tbelr fellow
man and searched tbe depths of nature for
remedies, tuy were not in the habit of rid
log about; their homes were hospitals, and
they did not leave their patients. At that
time a genius of a doctor, wbo knew more
about calculating for himself than medi.ine,
made his appearance in Paris. HiB name was
Latan. He procured a small one-horse wagon
(char), upon which he packed bis remedies
(or all possible affections. With these be
drove about tbe streets of Paris, orying out
nts wares ana looking for patients, lie was
tbe first driving doctor, and soon became re
nowned. Whenever he came along, the pop
ulace greeted him with : ' Voila le ciar d ia
tan !' This was oti abbreviated to 'charla
tan,' which at that time denoted a driving
Gen. Sherman's Hadits Duniso nis Cam-
paions were very simple. He was up early
and late. In tbfaceof tbe enemy five hourB
sleep sufficed bim. Before tbe reveille sound
ed be was often in the saddle and out ou tbe
most exposed parts ot his line. During the
Atlanta campaign he discarded tents and re
duced baggage to a minimum. Tbere was
but oue tent attached to his beadquarters.and
that was used by bis adjutant general and bis
clerks. With bis stall be slept on tbe ground
under a tent. fly, which as stretched at night
over a pole renting iu '46 crotch of some con
venient saplings. Tbe soldiers called Liau
'Uld lecums " and "Uncle Hilly. A single
sentry stbod guard at his headquarters, but
nobody wuo wanted to speak to blm, officer
or private, was stopped.
Ttusuksgl, lot;,
I-ord, for the errlne thought
Not Into evil wrought;
Lord, forth, wicked will
nrtrayed aod baffled atlll;
For tbe heart from Itself kept.
Our tbankiglvlog now accept.
For Ignorant hopes that were
Uroken to our blind prayer;
For palo, death, sorrow, sent
Uutonur chastisement;
For all losa of aeemltg good,
Quicken tbou oor gratitude.
U; I). UotcelU.
In Germany an aged blind woman used to
be led to church every Sunday by a gander.
He would take her to the door of tbe pew
where she eat. As soon as she was in ber
place be would walk quietly out of tbe church
and occupy himself iu the churchyard, feed
ing on the grass till tb? service was oyer and
be heard tbe people coming out of church,
Then be would go to tbe pew of bis old mis
tress and lead ber home. One day the min
ister of tbe church called to see this old
person at ber own bouse. He found that she
bid gone out, aud expressed his surprise to
ber daughter thet they Bhould let her go out
alone. "0, sir," replied the daughter, "there
ia nothing to fear. Mother is not alone; the
gander is witb her." Chrittian at Work.
In Englind female doctors are termed
"lady medicals."
Keely's motor is now known as "the tramp,"
because it won't work.
Mark Twain says there Is something fasci
nating about science it gives you such whole
sale returns of conjecture for such trifling in
vestments of fact.
A bald-beaded man, wbo has beard that tbe
hairs of a man's head are numbered, wants to
know if tbere isn't some place where he can
obtain the back numbers.
At tbe close of a long-winded address be
fore a Sunday school meeting in Chicago, the
leader gave out tbe bymn, "Hallelujib! 'tis
done I"
A drunken Congressman Bald to Horace
Greeley oue day, "I am a self-made man."
"That fact, sir," replied tbe pbilosophloal
Horace, "relieves Ihs Almighty of a great re
sponsibility," A rather gayly-dreSied young lady asked
ber Sunday-school class what was meant by
"tbe pomps aud vanities ot the world." The
answer was honest, but rather unexpected,
"Them flowers on your hat."
A Jack's Valley (Nevada) ranchman warns
his fellow citizens as follows : "If any man's
or woman's kows oxes guts iu these oats, bis
or her's tail will be cut off, as the case may
A boy was caught stealing currants, and
was locked up in a dark closet by tbe grocer.
The boy commenced begging most pathetical
ly to be released, and after much persuasion,
suggested : "Now, If you'll let me out and
send for my father, he'll pay you for tbe cur
rants and lick me besides." Tbe grocer could
not withstand this appeal.
They've a man-eating shark down town,"
said Mr, Jones to bis wife the other evening ;
"quite a curiosity." "I don't see what makes
It a curiosity," answered Mrs. Jones shortly,
"Did you ever see one?" asked Jones. "No;
but I've seen a man eating pumpkin pie and
a whole crowd looking at him." Then Jones
laid down his paper and explained that a man
eating elurk was a large tub on exhibition at
oue of tbe markets. "Ho you said," answered
Mr. Jones calmly, "audit the man prefers
shark to other fish, I don't see as it any
body's business but bis own." Detroit Free
Tbere was au odd hubbub of voices Issuing
from the room leading out of tbe little dark
entry, where Deacon Pay son bad left Mr.
Wilmot, while he ran up stairs for something
forgotten. Tbere were tbe shrill voices of at
least two little girls, both talking at the same
time t while once In a while came certain sol
emn, not to say doleful, tones.
Mr. Wilmot could not help fancytng it was
the voice of an old mau.
After a while, aa the solemn speaker
paused, one of tbe little girls bushed ber
mate, and cried out
"Ob, I forgot I Wbat did you say you
used to have for Tbabksglvlng dinner, Lis
ton ?"
In precisely the same tone as before, tho
same short sentence was pronounced.
"We used to Have plum pud'n."
"That was good. And what did you have
logo with It?"
Following this reply came that kind ot
laugh which would have convlnoed Mr. Wil
mot without seeing his face that poor Lisbon
was simple minded.
It was that kind of a laugh which It is
painful to a stranger to hear; but the chil
dren, who evidently knew Llston well, laugh
ed witb him healthfully and merrily.
Presently, one of tbe girls spoke again,
"We meant, did you have roast turkey or
chickens f"
"No. But we had plum pud'n and sass on
He seemed in danger of another laugh, but
the girls gave bim lime only for a chuckle.
"And wbat did you bavo last year?"
"Indian. meal pud'n." His voice was
pitched in a much lower key, but he raised It
to add almost gleefully, "But we bad sugar,
and that's good, and we'll have it again this
year. Mother says so."
There was a pause after this answer, then
a little sigh and a question.
"How Is your mother, Llston ?"
"She Is sick, and I've got to go."
This was said hurriedly ; and Mr. Wilmot
beard a door open, and heavy steps. Then
tbey seemed to come back ; and Liston said,
as it be had a vague doubt whether the chil
dren had not received a wrong Impression,
"Sugar's good, and we like it fust-rate."
The girls called "Good by" after him, then,
shutting the door, began talking, one at a
time. And Ibis is tbe dialogue Mr. Wilmot
"Isu't it-dreadful to hare such a dinner as
"What's the use of talking? His mother
won't let anybody give them anything."
"But maybe she'd let us. Couldn't we
earn something ?"
Here followed an eager discussion of ways
and means; and at last it was decided that
each could knit a sock and sell tbe pair, but
to whom ?
' Aunt Mercy got a quarter of a dollar a
pair, besides the yarn ; but it would not do
to offer tbe seeks to any of ber customers.
Lawyer Towne's daughters knit his, and was
there anybody else ?"
"I know I" cried the voice Mr. Wilmot es
pecially liked. "There's tbe minister 1 He's
got to be good to tbe poor, you know, be
cause it's lu the Bible."
"Well," said the other rather proudly, "it's
no chaiity. Aunt Mercy says they're abund
antly worth a quarter, be"
Just then, Deacon Payson appeared, apol
ogizing tor having been gone so long.
Tbe day before Thanksgiving the minister
sat in his study, trying to finish his sermon
for next day.
It was hard work, for bis mind kept wan
dering to tbe little girls and poor Llston.
Had they grown weary In well-doing? Had
somebody else bought the socko which were
such a bargain ? Worst of all, bad tbey
found out that be, tbe minister, bad over
heard all their petty planning, and so would
not come to him ?
He bad asked Deacon Payson about Lis.
ton, and learned that he was already a man in
years, and that bis old mother was a "queer
creater," as her neighbors put it.
Years ago, sbe bad taken offence at a
neighbor's advice to "throw Liston on the
town" In other words, to Bend bim to the
Itising from h r seat by Ihi neighbor's fire,
sbe had said, while her pale face worked con
vulsively, though she shed no tears,
"Throw my child on the town because he'll
always be a child? Never, while I have a
crust of bread."
Without listening to the explanation that
tbe advice was well meant, she had departed,
muttering grimly that she came of "respecta
ble folks, and had never begged, and please
God she never would."
Never again did she sit by a single hearth
stone except her own in the village; nor was
any visitor welcomed to hers, not even the
minister, who bad been Mr. Wilmot's prede
cessor. "Sbe owns ber little place, and went out
washing before she was taken sick," said tbe
Deacon concluding bis recital ; "and the boy
does errands, and can saw wood, if you give
bim time. I don't doubt he has enougb to
eat, but the women folks say that she's star?,
in' herself to lay up for him."
"If any one can help ber, it will be a little
child," mused Mr. Wilmot, when there came a
patter of small steps on tbe sidewalk, and a
tugging at the door-bell. Yes, It was Jane
Payson and Sarah Hyde, just as be bad
guessed it would be.
Little girls wbo knit tbelr own stockings,
and sometimes an extra pair to sell, lived not
so long ago as to have dressed very different
ly from girls ot eleven and twelve to-day.
Bright silk quilted hoods, one cloak of
Scotch plaid, another of dark green, panta
lets not wholly biding the white yarn stock
ings that showed above stout shoes, this was
their outfit, as they came shyly in, each bear
ing a small parcel.
Jane spoke first. "We wanted to get a
plum pudding for Llston Carr, and we thought
maybe you'd give us a quarter of a dollar for
these socks."
She dropped the parcel on tbe floor in ber
confusion ; and, as both she and the minis
ter stooped to pick it up, Sarah burst out witb
her speech. Tbey had probably been re
hearsing them ever sinoe they started from
"And my mother said she thought one pair
of socks would be of no use without two, for
you might catch cold wearing thinner ones
for change, and bo we've brought another
pair for a donation."
Sbe got tbe last word out after a severe
tussle with it, and ber face was crimson with
dread and effort combined.
"You are very kind, and so are your moth
ers" Jane didn't mean to be rude; but ber
mother had not yet received due honor at
her daughter's hands, so she interrnpted the
slow talk of the minister.
"My mother's going to give milk and eggs
and sugar, and my Aunt Susan's going to
give a chicken, and father's got potatoes and
squash and cranberries, and Mrs. Carr says
we may have our dinner up at her house,
ana we re ever so pieasea.
"So am II" cried tbe minister with so
much warmth as to charm his little auditors.
It was just like the Bible, Jane thought.
It would Btartle a philosopher, who has
forgotten bis own childish thoughts, to learn
what very definite views children bare of tbe
duties Christianity imposes.
The minister produced a silver dollar which
be banded to Jane, saying,
"These nice warm sock are well worth it."
But tbe dollar waa too much.
"Oh, no!" cried the child, drawing back
ber hand. "Aunt Mercy don't get but a
"If it's for Lisbon's plum-pudding, mayn't
I give something mora for tea and a bit of
jelly for poor Mrs. Carr ? Please let me."
It sounded very strange for tbe minister to
say "please" to such little girls. They felt
ashamed, as If tbey bad seemed "stingy over
tbelr good time," so Sarah said afterwards.
Us was Just going to add, "Besldea it's no
charity," tor tbe socks were very nice ; but
he suddenly remembered the girls might
think be had heard one ot them use those
very words. I believe it's best never to lis
ten ; you do feel so guilty afterwards, as tbe
good minister did before tbe little girls.
While he paused, Sarah remarked that Lls
ton bad a prospect ot hasty pudding, witb
lust a little sugar on It. "And he seemed
just as pleased about It; but that's because
be's simple," she went on.
"Tbe foolish things of the world have
been chosen to confound the mighty," Bald
the minister, as If to himself ; and Jane
made his words plain.
"Mother says it's a good kind of simple
ness that makes anybody contentod with Just
wbat be's got, and that tbe greatest saint can't
do more sometimes." .
Tbe dollar was accepted, and tbe girls de.
parted to get raisins and stone them for the
There was a beautiful ending to tbe sermon
next day, making the good deacon feel, as he
told his minister, "like a little rhlld stindlug
before the throne, and not afraid, because of
the 1'atLor's smile."
Alter cburcb, Mr. Wilmot followed LUton
Carr borne, hoping to get just a prop at tho
children's Thanksgiving.
Such jollity had not been known for a ling
time under lbs tiny cottage roof.
Llston was roaring bis loudest; and the
little girls, wbat witb laughing aud talking
together, were making it pretty noisy tor an
invalid, Mr. Wilmot feared ; but, as he step
ped uninvited to tbe open door of tbe kitch
en, be saw the usually grim, pale faoe ot L's
ton's mother rosy aud smiling.
Liston was setting tbe table, doubling him
self up with merriment every now and then,
not at all risking the dishes though, for he
held them with a grip that threatened to
crush the dollcate, old-fashioned glass tum
blers. Jane was scorching her face in tbe
process of browniug some pieces of chicken
over the glowing coals, while a bowl of broth
steamed on the hearth. As for Sarah, she
was mashing squash, close by the big earth
en pan that held tbe pudding,
Jane, turning, caught sight of tbe minis,
ter, and her startled look of pleasure turned
all eyes toward the door.
"Let him oomo in and askablessln', moth,
er," whispered Liston ; but bis whisper. Ilka
bis spoken word, was loudest of its kind, Sd
tho minister easily h;ard him.
He came forward, aod said,
"I came to get a blessing from tin chil
dren." "I shall lose none by your sharing II," was
the old woman's quaiut welcome, aa sbo held
out her hand.
Tbat was the beginniug of pleasanter das
for poor L'ston and bis mother. The door
of the cottage once thrown open by the chil
dren turned more easily on its hinges to their
elders, and tbe kindness which never fails
tbe deserving poor in a New England village
was plentifully shown ; so that, after the wid
ow's death, tbe little place was still free from
debt, and was Bold for enough to keep Llston
from becoming a pauper! Chrittian legi
ter. Tbo U'anl.Granl t'ulliire.
Tbe more that Is known of the whole busi
ness the more the lawyers most intimate with
the case are sure tbat Gen. Grant and bis sons
bad no knowledge whatever ot the villainy to
which they were made parties in their con
nection with the notorious Ward. Gen. Grant,
it is said, has been so impressed witb the wis
dom of keeping clear of Wall street hereafter
that he has assured several friends this Bum
mer that be will never enter into any business
connections of any kind again, and that be
will never again set foot in Wall street, no
matter what business may call him tbere.
His son, Fred Grant, wbo a year ago was con.
sldered a rising youog millionaire, and was
living in most exquisite style, has given up
all hopes of making another fortune, and has
gone to work to grow winter roses for the
New York market. When tbe crash catno
lasl April he had just bought a beautiful house
near bis father's for $70,000, and paid down
$10,000 on account. This money be lost, to
gelher witb every dollar invested in the firm.
His sole remaining resource was a email coun.
try plaoe at M)rristown, N. J., belonging to
bis wife. In order to furnish bis city bouse
witb winter roses, he spent last year, when
money was no object, about $10,000 in fitting
up luxurious greenhouses upon his M irris
town property. He finds now that he can grow
enougb roses In his hot houses to make quite
a comfortable income by selling tbem to New
York florists, aud this is to be bis business
this winter. He tells his friends tbat witb
reasonably good luck he can clear J.100O or
$1000 in a year, and that will be sufficient to
enable him to live lu comfort. L'ke his fath
er, he never wants to see Wall street, aud
says he would rather grow roses and make a
bare living all his life than go through again
the purgatory of last spring. I believe Gen.
Grant's other sou has gone west to grow up
witb tbe country and forget, If be cau, the
brief season of feverish financial glory which
preceded tbe explosion. As to Ward's chan
ces of getting out of jail within the next ten
years.everythiDg is possible to bim wbo watts
and baa money. Ward is said to take bis
confinement very pleasantly, and does not
fret much. His wife aod personal fiiends
still contend tbat he is the victim ot a diabol
ical plot concocted by the veteran speculator
and ex-president of the Jliriuo Bank, James
D. Fish. Xeu York Letter.
Which one of the defeated candidates for
the presidency takes bis defeat as quietly as
did General Hincock ? Ills wife says tbat on
the night ot the election he went to bed at 7
o'clock, utterly worn out. When she begged
bim not to retire so early, as tbere would prob
ably be someone who would want to see him
that night, he sail emphatically : "I cannot
see anyone to night; I am so tired I must go
to bed at once." So be retired and slept so
soundly tbat when bis wife, wbo stayed up to
hear the news, went to bed sho did not dis
turb him, nor did he awake until S o'clock
next morning, when Mrs. Hancock, having a
ooughlng spell, he roused enough to ask her
If she bad heard any news. Sbe said ebe bad,
and added: "It is a Waterloo for you." "All
right," he answered, and, turning over, was
60on sound asleep again.
A bronze statue of Garfield, executed by
Prof. Ljnz of Nuremberg, on an order from
San Francisco, is completed, and has been
placed on exhibition at Hamburg. It is ot
herolo size, tbe figure being ten feet high. It
represents the late President standing erect,
with bis bead uncovered, and clothed In or
dinary civilian dress. On tbe sides of tbe
pedestal are figures representing war trophies
and the American eagle. Tbe front faca of
the pedestal bears in large raised letters tbo
name "Garfield." Tbe statue will soon be
shipped to San Francisco.
At the recent cat-Bhow in London one
feline valued at $.'00,000 was exhibited, and
$5000 cats were plentiful.
Tom Thumb's estate, after all debts and
expenses are paid, figures up $10,431. So it
is tbat Mrs. Thumb baa gone Into the show
business again.
A ship from Iceland to Leitb, Scotland,
struck a rock and had to throw overboard
3000 sbeep and some ponies. All but one of
the ponies and 500 sheep swam ashore.
According to a correspondent, Kav. W.
H. II. Murray as an oyster cook Is a success.
His cafe is conducted on the strictly temper
ance plan, and they say be ia making money.
Mr. Ilobert J. Burdette, of the Burling
ton Hawkeye, has given tbe Baptist chapel at
Merlon Square, Pa., a bell in memory of his
wife. Mrs. Burdette'e wish was that no cost
ly memorial should be erected over ber grave,
but that ber life should be commemorated by
some useful gift.
From Warsaw, N. Y., comes tbe story
tbat Adam Ffaff, a well-known resident, is dy
ing from tbe effects ot wearing a pair of too
tight boots. It Is three years since vanity in
duoed him to squeeze bis feet into tbem, but
tbe pain has never ceased. His hands aud
feet are swollen to three times their natural
size, and he is as helpless as an infant.
A Baptist minister at Grantvllle, Neb.,
gets only $100 a year, and ekes out a living
by shoemaking. His congregation do not ob
ject to this, but have made a tremendous row
on several Sundays because he announced
from the pulpit tbat be would mend shoes
better and cheaper than the opposition cob
bler, A curious fact In regard to the Greely
Arctio expedition is not generally known. Ac
cording to Lieutenant Greely's account,of the
19 men wbo perished all but one were smok
ers, and the one was tbe last to die. Tbe
seven survivors were non-smoking men. Tbls
will furnish a good argument for the anti
tobacco men.
The Island of Java Is rapidly recovering
from the effects of tbe dreadful volcanlo erup
tion last year. Commerce has been restored,
and the products have been unusually large
tbls season. Tbe exportation of ivory, nut
meg, cinnamon and other spices will exceed
In bulk those of former years. None ot tho
coffee plantations have reaumed, however,
tbere being a supply of coffee on hand suffi
cient to meet the wants ot commerce for three
years. Siuce tbe volcanio eruption tbe waters
ot tbe sea have receded gradually, and tbe
shape of the sea la now very nearly what it
formerly was. Monuments will be erected to
mark the sites ot the destroyed cities and vll-Uges.
It we subtract from the total St, John vote
the number of men who voted for bim be
cause they did not know wbat else to do, it
will appear Ibat tbe number ot people wbo
believe that national prohibition is a feasible
Idea, and that the true course for temperance
men Is to vote for third party candidates, will
be found to be very small indeed, lloiton
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