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NORTHWEST NEWSLETS.
XOHTH DAKOTA.
The Oriental hotel at Grafton was
burned Tuesday. Loss, $6,000: in
surance. $3,000.
It is reported that tliirty-ftne newly
surveyed townships in the Mi not land
district will be opened for settlement
next month.
A company has just been organized
at Winnipeg for the manufacture and
sale of the new automatic grain
weigher patented by Henry & AVilson,
of Ardoch.
Tne new Unitarian brick church at.
Fargo was partly gutted by lire Sat
urday evening. The loss was SI .000.
The elmrcli was used for the first
time last .Sunday.
A grand wolf hunt occurred last
week in Kidder county. About a
hundred mounted farmers partici
pated in the hunt, and a large num
ber of animals were killed.
'Hie attorney general has deckled
thai tin- Dickinson (ire department is
not entitled to any share of the insur
ance premiums, because the town lias
no corporate organization.
1 has been reported that a couple
of young farmers from Dickey county
took a trip to New York in answer to
a green goods ad. and were taken in to
the tune of -$1..100.
A liarnes county bachelor adver
tised last spring in a Chicago paper
for a wife and caught a St. Louis
damsel. They were married in July
and now have a divorce suit pending
in court.
Charles Haltinncr. a Trail! county
farmer, has failed for $100,000. Two
years ago he did not have a cent, but
by renting and afterwards buying a
number of farms and then mortgag
ing them a dozen times or so he has
managed to get into many people for
a sum aggregating $100,000.
A large deer passed near the home
of Harry Richards, just west of the
Grand Forks university the other
afternoon. He caiue from the north,
stopped a few minutes in the grove
near Richards' house, and then went
south in the direction of Merriiield.
Several of the bovs enjoyed the sight,
out. no attempt was made to hai the
visitor.
The Soo road oas erected a barn at
Kiuni. tiie new town on their
extension. It is a substantial and
convenient structure. ilS.vli!with a
sleeping room KixiS which j.
.furnished by a heating stove and
other eon\eniences, the railroad
company supplying the coal for the
•stove. All of which is intended for
those farmers unable to put their
team- in a livery barn and go them
selves to a hotel or restaurant.
The report of the state superin
tendent «f public instruction will
show that torthe twoyeais ending
.h'.ne :!0. Isir the state of North
Dakota apportioned $54^.408.25 for
the. mainieuence of its public schools,
being .s.V.c. per capital for each school
child over six years and under twenty
years of age. The report will also
show that there are 1.5^4 school
houses in the state, with a seating
capacity for pupils. The value
of these school houses and the
appurtenances thereto is estimated
$2..00,000. In these 1.5SJ school
buildings there are organized 1,707
schools, with an enrollment of
•TST.9IG, pupils.
The town of Ludden is thrown in
to a great state of excitement over
another elopement. Dr. Sirnrns of
the Kickapoo Indian Medicine com
pany, eloped Monday morning with
Miss Alice McCarthy,a bright, hand
some young woman of only 17 years.
"They were driven to Brit ton, S. D..
where they were married, returning
there at S:,*i0 last night,. The bride is
a sister of Mrs. J. H. Overt and
came here this fall to spend the win
ter with her sister. It must, be
a case
of "love at first sight,"' as they only
saw each other two weeks ago. The
bndal pair met with quite a '-stormy"
reception on their return to the
bride's relatives. The doctor s^pems
to be successful in his business. The
company goes from there to llankin
son.
MINNESOTA.
Urainard is to have a new school
•'"•"house.
Little Falls had a 9!,000 lire last
Tuesday.
Too pilice of Minneapolis made
nearly 0,000 arrests in IS92.
A St. Cloud company shipped
cars of granite to St. Louis last week.
This is the largest shipment ever
J^inade from that point.
j-' The newsboys of Minneapolis at
s^'tended the Wednesday afternoon
J^r^jnatinee'at the Bijou in a body upon
Invitation of the manager.
The Bank of Fairfax, J. A.,Beard, _____
'-3J president, and F. A Gray, cashier, The democrats will spend most of
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Among the guests who passed
Christmas at the West hotel was
•1. S. Temphie, mining expert. Ife
is the possessor of the largest soltaire
diamond in the "United States, its
weight being :w 4-15 .carats and is
worth $48,000.
Mrs. S. C. Merrill, an art teacher,
of Lake City, was knocked down by
an unknown villain Tuesday evening.
The city offers $250 reward for the ar
rest and conviction of the party and
$250 additional has been subscribed
by the enraged citizens.
Engineer Maloney, was arrested at.
•St. Cloud. He was the engineer of
freight train No. 11. which ran into
the caboose of the work train at Nel
son ten days ago, and was ehawd
with manslaughter by the coroner's
jury. Conductor Nickey has not ar
rived yet.
The Montrose New-, which was
started some time ago and whose edi
tor shipped (.ut after securing and
benefiting himself about scmo.
A meetingnf business men of Koch
ester have decided to reopen the!
toboggan slides and skating rinks for
regular winter sports and hold a
carnival with an i'*,- palace toward
the close of the winter. Last year's
movement was such a decided success
and so much appreciated that the
committee.- for raising funds haw
with no diillculty.
''I'.lind I!ichard" Smith, the
lini-t and piano tuner, died
Friday at the home of his
near Croivnsville and wa
Monday. lie had been complainiii
toi sewral weeks and some time ago
called a doctor while lie was at
Caledonia but he grew worse and
died ot what sonic call winter
cholera, lie was well known for his
great ability in music. Although
blind he could take a clock and
repair it and put it tog, tiler without
help from anyone.
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been moved away from that town,
and its citizens'nave all the newspa
per bonus business they care for for a
time at least.
.1 he Austin Mercantile Companv,
Alexander 11. L*ueks. manager, have
made an assignment to l. S{tcedv
for the benefit of their creditors.
Liabilities, .•?.'t0,0')0: iss«-*SliO.OOO.
The tlrm started onlv a few months
ago. and on account of the low mar
ket for farm produce could not turn
themsel ves.
Tlios. .1. Wilson and Mi.-s Mary
Wilson, of Thomastown. were mar
ried Saturday. Mr. Wilson had taken
home some sweet cider in a tin can
the day before. hen the guests
drank of it they became deathly sick,
but prompt action on the part of Mrs.
WiNonand others prevented serious
results. It was probably acid cider.
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A N I I IS I I
Gulden drip sirup mav be a good
iiiinir by itseif. but when it conies
mingled with love letters and Christ
mas merchandise Captain McGrath
considers it most offensive. When
the distributing clerks opened a Rock
Isiand pouch Wednesday morning
that is just the mixture of mail mat
ter and groceries they fouud. There
was a massof letters and papers stuck
together like a pop-corn ball, and
molasses smeared over everything.
The diillculty was caused by a flagrant
violation ot the postal laws. Some
unknown person on the Rock Island
route mailed two boxes containing
sirup, and as the liquids were not
packed in secure regulation boxes tfie
glass broke In transit and tiie viscous
substance penetrated the whole mass.
It was impossible to handle the par
cels in that condition, and they were
turned over to Inquiry Clerk McAn
then, who had to re
wrap and redirect
each package. The authorities are
trying to find the sender of the sirup,
and the postmaster who
allowed such
packages to enter the mails in viola
tion of the postal rules is liable to be
disciplined.
Postmaster Field, of Philadelphia,
tinds it more difficult to get rid of his
office than it was to get it, an
experience that has fallen to the lot
of but fesv office holders. He has
twice resigned, but each time recon
sidered, at the urgent request of the
Postmaster General, who is anxious
that there shall lie no change until a
Democrat is appointed by Mi
Cleveland.
Senator Bricc has rented for live
years one of the most historic old
mansions in Washington. 11 was the
home, bought from Daniel Webster
and enlarged, of the late Mr.
Corcoran. the lamented philan
thropist,. It lias gardens and is
surrounded by a high wall.
The Boston Record, noting the fact
that Jay Gould was assessed for years
on only 8500,000 worth of personal
property, asks why the state doesn't
sue the estate. The state has a
better recourse than that in its
inheritance tax, which will net some
thing like $2,000,000.
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officers their time during the present session
have left for parts unknown. They of congress is waiting for the 4th of
began a private banking business March, and the republicans will
there in ISSi) atid seemed to be doing co-operate with them.—St. Louis
well.
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DAKOTA CLIMATE.
Testimony of Satn T. Clover
as to the Delixlitlul
Weather Here.
Both Winter and Summer in
South Dakota Are Gen
erally Knjoyable.
Something- ot (he Crops ol
Which These I'rairies
Are Cajiable.
Sam T. Clover in Now England
Magazine: Tiie Dakotan. be he to
the prairies born or only a citizen by
adoption, is more loyal to his native
heath than the denizen of almost any
other locality within our borders. If
you meet him abroad an1"! ask him
where he hails from, he never slurs
the name fit his state in answering
the query, 'i ou tind that he is proud
of his western home, and after chat
ting with him for a few minutes vou
are very apt to catch his infectious
mood. The Dakotan is as broad and
liberal in his views as the prairies in
which no has been nurtured.
He loves to talk of the big farms,
the big vegetables, and the bin area
of his vigorous young state, and he
never tires of reiterating its advan
tages. He is a born "boomer." with
an airy humor that is as fresh as the
Dakota breezes that piav over the tali
grasses he tells about. His favorite
subject is the climate and here in
truth he does not go astray. A more
glorious climate than that enjoyed by
the people of South Dakota is riot to
be found in the country. The crisp,
exhilarating air imparts an ecstatic
vigor. How I recall those mad morn
ing rides across the prairie on my
spirited little broncho, when
In loni delirious Itrr.'nh* I dunk the :tir.
And thoiiL'lit
ih:tt
life W .is never lialf I
After the newcomer has worn off
the sense of loneliness and homesiek
nes^this exhilarating air guarantees
him happiness. 11 is hard to imagine
anyone sighing for the "freeze, thaw
and sneeze" of eastern winters after a
season spent in Dakota's glorious
atmosphere, where even at iiO below
zero a man is far more comfortable in
his shack than he would be in a stone
mansion on Commonwealth avenue.
Mornis come, it is true, and lively
ones. When the wind blows from the
northwest, bringing with it tine par
ticles of snow, the Dakotan experi
ences a taste of what the eastener
designates a "blizzard": but really
these are almost as rare as cyclones in
the east, and just as short lived,
while the succeeding days are always
brighter and tilled -with more sun
shine than ever before, as if Dame
Nature was trung to make amends
for her temporary display of temper.
A mistaken idea prevails in the
east regarding the length of the
Dakota winters. During alive years'
residence in South ak ita. 1 cannot
remember any bad weat her—weather,
I mean,of an extremely cold, stormy
nature—occurring much before the
tirst of January. From the close of
the Indian summer until Christmas,
the days were usually clear, bracing
and sunny, days that invited long
walks and plenty of active exercise,
and which sent one home at night
with a glorious appetite, unalloyed by
the ghost of a dyspeptic thought.
There is no rain, no mud. no slush,
and consequently no colds in the head
no malaria, and few cases of pneu
monia. In Chicago I have suffered
more discomfort from the cold when
the thermometer marked 20 degrees
above zero than I have ever experi
enced in Dakota when the mercury
stood at 20 below. The pure, dry air,
even at a very low temperature, can
be easily borne: it is the humid,pen
etrating atmosphere that chills the
marrow in one's bones.
Toward the latter end of March the
farmers are to be seen engaged out
door work, and after this time they
are rarely interrupted by the return
of frost or snow. The universal cul
tivation of the soil, the planting of
trees and other civilizing influences
have worked a wonderful change in
the duration'of tiie seasons in tiie
prairie region, and old settlers assert
that seeding is now begun a month
earlier than in former years, when
the country was new and farmers
were scarce. The snow is usually all
gone by the tirst of April, and I have
picked tiie furry-coated crocus two
weeks prior to that date. On sunny
slopes the violet appears before the
frost is out of the ground, and by the
UrstofMay vegetation is so far ad
vanced that cattle find excellent graz
ing on tiie ranges.
Summer in Dakota is not to be
dreaded as it is in the east and south
during the heated term. The day
may be warm, for it is a generous sun
that perfects the crops and gives
Dakota her reputation for growing
tiie best wheat, the heaviest oats, the
brightest barley, the oiliest and rich
est llax, and the choicest vegetables
produced in the union: but the
nights are always cool.
Two-thirds of the people of South
Dakota are engaged in agriculture.
In tiie products of the field, the gar­
j-sa^ *, _jv.,,
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den and the pasture, the proline soil
excels. Dakota's wheat is famous on
both sides of the Atlantic. Experi
ments have demonstrated that bread
made from her No. 1 spring wheat
Hour contains more nourishing ma
terial than any other Hour manufac
tured. In an average
season tiieyield
per acre of hard spring wheat is from
fifteen to twenty-live bushels: the
total yield of the wheat crop in 1301
was 42,000.000 bushels.
There was a time when people from
the east laughed at the idea of at
tempting to raise corn in Dakota.
The fact that South Dakota raised
o\er 2.i,000,«.)0o bushels of this cereal
the past year is the answer to this,
and demonstrates the wealth of the
soil. Not Iowa or Illinois can show
better corn
weeks on a single tuber grown in
Dakota soil. This pleasing extrava
gance was intended. 1 suppose, to
convey in a striking manner some
idea of theircollossal size. Tliev are
jus as mealy and toothsome, too. as
tiie smaller grown article, and are
conceded to be equal to any of the
potatoes raised in the western states.
A tritle over four million bushels
were grown in South Dakota last
year.
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that never fails: and the native
grasses are still so abundant and
nutritious that Dakotans have made
no very extended attempts to raise
the cultivated varieties. Timothy.
blue grass, clover, millet. Hungarian.
previous. Barley dries well, a crop of
•,2i!UJOO bushels being produced last
year: while OO.OOO bushels of Max
and ,.000.000 bushels of rye shows the ""1 will be furnished with single
and even alfalfa have been tried,how-! wire spring cots, mattresses, pillows,
ever, and are successfully grown. covers, chairs, tables
and simple toilet
I ot.itoe- have no cause to blush necessaries. Most of the rooms have
these prairies. Some writer has
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told about one family living for six I t-acher will furnish her linen and
r.-vrn.K.
Thr.f lll.tcl llllls Uusll.-rs in the
Sioux Fit IN 1
Vni Wilt ii ry.
to anyone who will buy. Some of the
more enterprising gather the pro
ducts of their "rustling" expeditions
into one herd out in some wild sec
tion of the great grazing ranges and
go into the stock raising business on
their own account, and whenever
they conclude that the natural
increase of their herds is not suffi
ciently rapid they go abroad and rus
tle a few hundred head from other
bands occasionally. Rustling cattle
is an exciting trade and very profit
able. but extremely hazardous.
K|iworth League.
convention weae elected as follows":
SnerilT Iloss of (.'aster county in the
iilack Hills, placed a trio of stocJc
rustlers in the Sioux Falls peniten
tiary a couple of days ago. Allien
Hills has three years to serve. Ernest
Sopher two years, and Sherman Davis
one year. All three were convicted
of the crime of cattle stealing. Hills
ran a prosperous meat market at Hill
City, and it was proven beyond a
doubt that for two or three years
Sopher and Davis have been stealing here was a large number of stran
cattle in Custer county to supply his -crs on the tloor and in thegallerv of
market, and sharing in the protlts of the Minneapolis Chamber of Coru
the business. merce Friday morning, all of whom
"Cattle rustling" has grown into probably expected to see the usual
quite a prominent indtistrv
region during tiie past few years.
Some rustle range and ranch stock for I At I0:.'i0 o'clock the chamber was
local meat markets on share.
stated above. Others rustle stock iil,r not the rather coarse fun which
from the Indians and from the Indian bus prevailed in previousyea~s should
agency cattle and sell them to the b? allowed, and by an almost unani
owners of large herds, or drive them motis vote it was decided not to allow
out of the country and disposeof them the throwing of grain or flour, but as
tfl lint'Cinn ii'tw. ii.itl U... C. .. .• ..
Tiie attendance at the Epworth
League convention held in Huron last
week was quite large. Delegates
and visitors were present from
nearly every county east of the Mis
souri river. The Huron League ten
dered a public reception to their
guests which proved a very pleasant
time. Edgar Shank delivered the ad
dress of welcome, to which Fay Mc
Donough responded. A number of
others made brief speeches. All were
entertained by the people of Huron in
a very hospitable manner. The de
partment of "Christian Work" occu
pied the attention of the convention
part of the time. The department of ,,w if- n,„
"Mercy and Help" was also given one-wheeled
some attention. The officers ot the
President, l-\ A. Burdick: Recording!
secretary. Mis. Anna Simmons-
Vicc-Fresidents: Aberdeen district,
Fay McDonough: Huron district,
Robert Vessey: Mitchell district,
Clias. A. Laurson: Watertown dis
trict, Miss Eeid: Sioux Fa,lls district,
Geo. Gilliand: Corresponding secre
tary. F. A. LaViolette: Treasurer,
Mr. W. S. Davis.
"Is that your daughter at tbe piano
in the music-room?" "Yes," replied
the mother, proudly. "She's playing
forte isn't sbe?" "No, only one.
You see, that's Wagner music, and I
must say it always sounds like forty
to me, too."
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A circular letter nas just been
issued by the lady manager and
chairman school dormoitorie.- for the
world's fair. This board was created
to have general charge and manage
ment of all the interests of women
connection with the exposition. T$||
educational exhibit promises to be
the grandest exhibit of the world.
and teachers more than any one class
will be benefitted by the opportunity
for improvement offered. The
magnitude of tiie fair is only
beginning to be understood. The) They s'taried fi-o:n i.:ir:i:ilan. which
daily attendance will probably not
fall short of .'W0.0OU or 4'K),0Ci and in
August,
greatest.
it is
At
or liner vegetables than dations will be exhorbitantlv high ''"-y could accomplish only by
the South Dakota products. and difficult to obtain, fn ,.f! lisping each other"-: hands—no',
The oat crop is always to be relied
upon. The yield is veiy
aging from :i0 to bushels to the
acre. In IMil over 2T.OOQ.OOO bushels
were raised in South Dakota, as
against 17,000.00 bushels the year
capabilities of the soil in this direc
tion during the same period. The
prairie bar crop is another source of
wealth to the farmer and stock raiser
and difficult to obtain. Iri view of
iw ..~1
large, aver- board of lady managers take pleasure 1
in making the following announce-!
ment to the tcach*T.s of America:
N ON •m.VNot
I*ut Xot I.oudur L«iiicrou*as in l\irtit^r
Vear«.
..l. Hi He 11 ,1, ... i*. ii,
a compromise the rules regarding
smoking in tiie chamber were sus
pended for the day. The tesult was
that tne chamber was well tilled with
smoke in short order. It was noticed
however that there was a rebellious
spirit abroad. The tirst outbreak of
insubordination was tiie tiring of a
cannon cracker in the pit, which
quickly put the buils and bears to
ilight. amid the cheers and veils of
the assembled crowd. It was then
decided that there must be fun of
some sort and a string band quickly
responded to the call, but afoot ball
was thrown on the tloor at almost the
same moment and that settled the
band. Later boxing gloves were
troduced, a ring was formed
some spirited contests among
small boys were indulged in.
business was suspended and tin
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nts: Abm-rieen riurn, ""Irving the racing machines.
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these conditions likelv to prevail the I
Tiie board of education have!
tendered the free use of the public
school buildings, free of charge, for
the entertainment of the ladv I
teachers during the months of .luJvi
ilRr
August. The buildings set
apart for the use of the lady teacher
are magnificent structures of brick!
and stone, situated in pleasant
grounds, many of them ornamented
with shade trees. They contain'
from twelve to fifteen large rooms'
each, and are well ve.Hiiated and
loih-t rooms adjoining. Kuch
soap. ICach building wiil be under
the personal care of an excellent
matron, who will devote her time to
the comfort and safety of iter guests.
A trustv janitor and maids will be
employed. The school buildings will
he free: certain necessary expenses,
however, must be incurred. To meet
these expenses memberships will be
issued to the teachers at two dollars
each, and is payable in advance.
1 his certiticate entitles the holder to
lodgings at the nominal rate of forty
cents per day. It is desired that
each superintendent or some teacher,
appiy for the whole number of
accommodations required for his
school or district. Send applications
to Mrs, Solomon Thatcher. .1 r.. Lady
Manager and Chairman School
Dormitories. iJralts or monev
should be made payable .1. ).
Curry, treasurer.
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Although
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rrowri intn "^auiy expeciea to see tne usiniJ
i'.v in that amount of hilarity which attends the
few years, closing up of business for the year.! A l-'a/iiilv Kriem).
...inh.ui t, An old man was leading a thin old
as lapped to order to determine whether
hors) !ler lil0 conjra )ns
lre !1 ,,!in
and
the
All
fun
ceased shortly after the closing Hour.
Knew The Species,—
Spcndall: I
gave you that $o
Why do you hand ?4 back'/ Waiter:
I likes to keep everything on a busi
ness basis, sail, tlents wot's so very
friendly w'en dev lias money is apt to
come •round tryin" to borror w'en dev
gets broke.
•ulky.
a contrivance) for
thel,orse:l!o
»f- -Bonner
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00 if
genius doesn quit
The king of Sweeden paid an
unexpected visit to the sailor's home
at Stockholm recently, arriving at
dinnertime. He ate some soup with
tiie inmates and liked it so well that
he took the cook into his own service.
A market report states that
"cranberries are cornered." This is
hardly the term to use. "Cranberries
are jammed" would be more appro
priate.
The wagon tongue has nothing to
say but it gets there ahead of the
rest of the cutflt.
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Immense Trees in Korinosa.
A recent mercantile exploration nf
the interior nf southern Konnosu i,v
Chinese traders, described in tiie //'.'•
pno, discloses an interesting kotanicui
fact, indicating that the' beautiful
island produces a tree that in size ami
magnificence es ivith the gigantic
se|in)ias of California. More 'than ten
adventurous pioneers of commerce or
ganized a mercantile expedition to
"pen trade with savages whose couti
try had never been visited hy civilized
I :nan. Their fastness!,'- were yidden in
vast impenetrable forests which eov
errd lofty, precipitous mountains.
"iy "imekeilay of the charts, ami
:lt il(
the vacation months. and ''"i-11'
1II" toll of ascending aee.ivitl'-s and
seven days by manv sia.M-.»t
certain to be the lescending i!erlivitie.s was -urna-sed
accommo-1 that of fording torrential streams.
this time iieeouiuio-
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».*:'! no 01 native: n»
ne!
from habitations—ihev kept
ghi. nat daring to show -i-.em-
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I f*i oi p^t'iii!of'ih»
kiiiintuin of Wluti th«*v
afeoinpii.shcl in the way of i»:irtc*r will*
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th"V iiav* known texNteoce
of ^irth funning a
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Th"-" morv* than ten
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date from twelve to fifteen tea .-hers.
E A A E
in th" sanif forest* wiiieh
j»ear* red fr wiiite. which :iro
larger liian :t Mew an«l "f extra^pli
r.avv fragrance. Mr. TayW.
'arehkii^ t'»r ovehM- )n»anl of
niaji'-oic iree- aii'l lui^e which
iutenv,!. from what natives *aM,
uere epiphyte ore! !-.-- {jt'unu
/'•"'iVv A
DOU3TLES3 A S:\CH9E CONVERT,
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Many a picturesque smile has cr.me
to the lips of the convert newly won
from s'jri. whose rhetoric struggles to
tell the story of the descent of tiie tirst,
divine ray. A party of clergymen
were discussing the subject in "Phila
delphia the other day. when one of
them told of a remarkable exception
to this rule. There was a religious re
vival uptown a few days ago." It was
an ordinary revival meeting, s^ys the
/•'•'•or'/, and volunteers .vere being re
quested to relate their experiences for
the edification of those present. Among
others, a tall, young man with a lugu
brious cast of countenance arose ami
said: "1 was a sinner, but now I a."i
one of the army of the Lord. My con
version to grace happened a few weeks
ago in this way. I was standing on the
corner of Third and Chestnut' streets
debating with myself as to whether I
should go totiloucester. Yes.brethren.
I thought of going to Gloucester, but I
was full of sia then. 1 did not go that
day, thank the Lord. For suddenly
the spirit descended noon me from
above like a bucket of slop!" The ef
fect upon the congregation was not
what the speaker iiad desired. '"You
may call it sacrilegious." remarked the
clerical narrator, "but that mau was
certaiulv sincere."
-,7, the north-
ern part of the city, says the Delrorl
when a pusser-hy asked
hi in where he was going.
"I'm searching for .i Oil of greeu for
the poor old beast,'" lie answered.
"I'll semi hi in to the hone yard or.
the glc« factory." said the other, con
temptuously.
Would you!1" asked the old man in
.. if he had been the
liest friend you had in the world and
helped you earn food for your family
for nearly twenty-five years. If the
children that's gone and the children
that's livin' had plaved with their arms
around his neck and their heads on
him for a pillow whan they had no
other? Sir. he's carried us to mill an'
to nieetin" an' please (Jod he shall die
like -i Christian an' I'll bury him wjth
these old hands. Nobody"U ever abuse
old Hill, for if I goes afore him there
are those as are paid to look after
him."
"1 beg your pardon." said the man
who had accosted him. "there's a 1 if—
ference in people."
"Aye. and in horses, too." said the
old man as he passed on with his four
footed friend.
voice:
Well Supplied With Libraries.
Massachusetts has done more tharx
a a a
as a friendly tip. tablishmeiu of free public libraries
subnet--' among the people. Of the 351 towns
or cities oi the slate 248 now have free
public libraries, and the slate has re
cently provided aid for the 103 small
towns and villages that are without
them, that they may have the same
•idvantages in this" respect as tiie
u-ger places. It will probably not be
..ng !irfore every town in the state is
provided with a public library.
Silk Travelling Caps.
"Some law ought lo be passed to
put a stop to the arrogance of the man
in the silk travelling cap."' said a rail
road conductor. "A chap may be
perfectly decent (iod fearing,
paying father of a family, and a
tlemau to all the train crew. buT as
soon as lie dons the fatal silk travel
ling cap he begins to swagger around
the car and give orders in a loud and
offensive tone of voice. I don't know
what it is. I believe, though, that the
cap makes him feel like some sort of a
magnate. It is move or less of
costume, and he beiieves that ho must
live up to U, just as if he had a crown
on."
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