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Hair Drehslur, Hhat Ing, Iiyelnf, Shamiioolnf and
an wurKja my iiuu pruujpiiy auu ueatiy uuue,
BILLIARD St, POOL TABLES.
Jim 80-tf Proprietor.
A LITERARY EFFORT.
"Am you h ittt.lii.-t!, my tlmitjlilor T"
"Moru than tmtinfled. miii.
"In it nil your fancy piiiiitoil it 1"
"Beyond anything I dreanicit of,
Indeed I never imagined tint uuBhotild
havo such n benutiful honif. '
"Then, my dear, I hope you will he
inclined to favor my wishec, in return
for what I have done lo plenso you. I
have ppared no oxpcnxx in trying to
make your homi everything that tlio
mortt fiistidioiiM taste could di'iuand,
and I trust tint, ymi will not ri-fttse
some uonws.'iiiii lo my whims, per
haps you will call them. '
"What U it you desire, papa t"
"Nellie I havo given you every ad'
vantago in tegard to education havo
tried to make you a cultivated and ac
complished woman and now I do not
want to hco you throw yourself away
upon any one who cannot appreciate
you. In pimple words I want a clev
er son in-law i man able to write a
good essay, or poem, or paint a picture
worthy nf notice aad admiration.'1
"But, papa, I love Charley, and he
"Yei, my child, I suppose soj but
you aro bolh very young, and havo
seen Utile of the world. He did very
well when wo were plain, simple poo.
plu living in the country ; hut now it is
quite a different thing. Wo live in
another world altogether. I do not
demand money with your future Inn
baud I have euougli for all concern
ed but talent I do require.''
"Oh, papa, I cannot give up Char
ley 1 Where shall I find another like
him t so good, and kind, and devot
"Thousands of them, my dear
thousands of them. He may not prove
any better husband for being so devot
ed now. Matrimony is tho thing that
tries men's souls and constancy."
'I do not believe that Charley will
deceive- me and he loved me too be
fore wo wero rich. Wo never shall
know, when a now lover comes, wheth
er it is myself or my money he cares
"Oh, well, my dear, young men are
not' all mercenary. There aro plenty
of fine young fellows, ready to love
you for your own sweet solf."
"l'erhaps (Jliarlev can write I ' mused
Nellie. "He never has tried, I know,
and ho may bo a great genius without
suspecting it. I am sure ho is clever
enough to do almost anything.
"liemuees do not live to no twenty-
five years old without suspecting their
own powers. The troublo is that they
are generally loo eager to suspect them.
But I promiso you this, ray daughter:
If Charley can paint a good picture, or
itirnislt a successiul nrticlo lor the pa
per, I will consent to tho match.
"Oh, Oharley, ' the young girl said
to her lover that night, "can't you
paint a picture?"
'Taint a picture, Nell I Aro vou
"No, dear but papa is or else ho
lias got a new hobby, which comes to
nearly the same thine. I supnoso he
is tvsthetic, and I think it is just aw
ful. But now, dear, don't you think
that you could paint soniethiufr !"
"Nellie, why don't you ask rae it I
can fly like a bat, or a winged-squirrel
"But every one paints now."
"Indeed 1 How do they do it V
"They iust buy paints, and brushes,
and palette, and take one or two les
sons, and they aro ready to exhibit
th'eir plates, tiles, and so on. It is just
as easy ! You can paint anything you
choose birds, fishes, cranes one
leg or two, just as you please or lit
tle, uncertain landscapes. H,verybodv
does it children, grown people, and
grandmammas. And they all do it
alike, pretty much for I can Heo
scarcely any differenco in their little,
"There is no uso talking about it,
Nell, I could not paint one of your
little, dauby things if I took lessons
"lhen vou must write something. 1
know by your forehead that you havo
latent talent, which only needs devel
opment.'' "Mv der.r Nell, all tho development
in tho world would never bring out
any talent in my ease. I hope that I
havo good, common sense but clever,
ness don't run in tho Barrett family."
"But, Charley, you must either paint
a pieliiro or write a talented article."
"iHy dariiner. 1 am ntraul that you aro
touched hero just a little, you know;"
and ho laid his finger on her white
forehead with an nir of such deep con
cern that sho burst in a fit of laughter,
in which ho quickly loinod. As soon
as she could speak, she told him what
her lather required, and was surprised
to seo how gravo ho took it.
"Why, how serious yon do look 1
"It is a pretty serious affair, I should
think 1" he replied. '-To lose you "
"Uut you aro not going to loso me.
You will writo an articlo for tlio paper
a successful one, too.
"Nellie, I tell vou again, dear, tliat I
have no literary talent whatever. It
lias been pretty hard sometimes oven
to writo letters to you, whom I love
hotter than all tlio world. How then
could I writo a successful story 1"
"Couldn t you writo a pretty poem
"Horrible 1 Ask mo something rea
sonable to swim a thousand miles,
or kill half a dozen tigers but write a
poem ! Hood heavens, .Nell, its enough
to make a poor fellow commit suicide!
I could not mako a rhyme to save my
lite or even iour lite, darling.
"Now it connot be so very hard 1
A little poem upon spring, for instance,
to begin with. Something about bud
ding leaves, and perfumes of tho sod,
and young men's hopes, and aching
voids, and all that sort ot things.
"It gives me mi aching void to think
of it! And the rhyme!' Oh, Nell I
tho rhymes !"
"Take a dictionary sonio poets do
that. Find a number of appropriate
words to rhymo in pairs, put them
down on the paper, and then writo to
"But where does the sentiment como
"Oh, that must work in of itself."
"It is a hopeless case, darling. I am
vary sorry that I am not a genius hut
nature did not make mo ono you know.
And a poem I Uh, Us learttil r
"A story then, Charley you eurelv
oonld write a story."
"Stories must havo plots, Nell, and
plots do require somo imagination.''
"But can't you tell something that
hns happened to your friends ? Truth
is stronger than fiction you know."
"""armors' boys are not apt to havo
many adventure!', Nell. JNIy friends
in tlio country did nothing itioro ro
mantic than digging turnips nnd potu
"But did you nevei havo any thrill
ing t'Xjiciienccs yourself, Charley t"
"This is the most thrilltnir exper
ience in my life, and I hope that it will
be the last ono of that nature."
IVrhaps you had better trv an es
"Charles Ban ct, if you get. so near
to swearing as that, 1 shall leave the
"Korgivo me, Nell i but you will tell
tuo what mbjt'cts you would suggest
for that that essay t"
"Something metaphysical of courso
'Persistence of Force,' 'Relativity of
Knowledge,' something more pio
fouml, you see. I always did think
that you had a kind of metaphysical
look about your forehead.''
"Will you tell mo what kind ot a
look that is 1" ho asked, going tj the
glass, and examining his fnee with a
BOinowhat anxious expression.
"Well," answered Nellie, "it is a sort
of misty '"
"Oh, no, iloar not so had ns that, 1
"Well, I wish you would not take
me up so quickly !"
"Oh, Nellie, 1 am an idiot that is
tlio truth but it cannot bo helped."
"It must be helped, or we shall be
'.'Let's run away and get mat lied 1"
"No I cannot do that papa 1ms
been loo good and kind. It would
break his heart. I could not bo so un
grateful, after all that ho has douo lo
maku mo happy. Charley, you will
have to write a story, because that will
bo tho easiest. Go homo now and
think harder than you ever did before,
and tho ideas must come. Remember
that our happiness is at stake."
Poor Charley went homo in a des
perate state of mind. After he had
reached his room, he locked his door,
took off his coat that he might breatho
more 'freely, lighted his meerschaum,
placed a sheet ot clean, white paper
before him, sharpened his pencil to the
finest point, and then knocked bis head
violently in hopes that wit would come.
After looking at the paper wistfully
for about ten minutes, a brilliant idea
almost took his breath away, and ho
wrote quickly, for fear that it might
escape .is suddenly as it came.
"Thero was once a youn" and very
But after writing that ho stopped
short, and again waited, patiently for
further inspiration. It did not come;
and, throwing down his pen in disgust,
ho cried :
"The old man is crazy, and I am an
idiot ; I'll go to bed I" which ho ac
cordingly did ; and in a few minutes
was sound asleep, his literary efforts
having exhausted him completely.
In the morning ho woko up with
that uncomfortable fi-eling that we
havo at times of something very disa
greeable awaiting us ; and after a few
moments ho sprung from the bed, ex
"It is that confounded story ; I
wonder if I can do anything this morn
ing." Dressing himself quickly ho again
seated himself resignedly ; and after
looking at the paper a short time, he
went to work, and absolutely wrote
ono whole page.
He was triumphant, and began to
think that ho might havo mistaken his
own powers after all.
"I'll tako it to Nell after breakfast,''
ho said, "and let her read it. It is not
such a bad beginning, I am sure.'1
oo, with a more hopotui countenance,
he ate his breakfrst, and then started
off to show his first effort to Nellie.
Her face beamed as sho took tho pa
per ; but after reading a few words,
she looked up inquiringly.
jiyia ;is umu ,is spring, unariey l
What special part of spring did you
mean, dear ! '
"Skies, of course. You didn t sup-
poso I meant grass and loaves, did you?
1 hato green oyesl
" t hen let me put in skies. 'Her
luxuriant yellow hair hung in heavy
masses down to her heels !" Good
ness ! you wouldn't havo her go round
tho streets with her hair hanging down
to her heels ? How sho would look !"
"It would be splendid ! And see
here, Nell, if you aro going to criticizo
me in that way, it's a littlo too much. I
don't beliovo yon could do any b-itter
"Perhaps not ; but I should know
enough of ordinary piopriety not to let
a young woman go marching round
tho city with her sandy hair dangling
down to her heels."
"I did not say anything about her
marching through tho city. And I tell
you now that I will not try to writo if
you inako fun of mo in that way. Sit
ting up half the night to writo a story,
just becauso your father is such an old
'Stop, Charles Barrett, richt off I
I'll not havo my dear good father
abused ; and if you'ro so awfully stu
pid that you cannot oven writo
"ics, yes now auuso me, because I
am not another lsulwer or Dickens I
I'll go home, and you may find another
and more clever
Ho had almost reached tho door,
when Nellie sprung nfter him, and
throwing her arms around his neck,
begged his forgiveness in a way that
would liavo melted tho heart of Diog
Of courso Charles capitulated him
self immediately ; and a littlo oscula
tory performance was gone through
with, which seemed to bo wonderfully
soothing to both parties.
They then went back to tho story,
and JNellio conlluued :
"Sho was called Yioletta, becauso
her eyes wero like tho summer violets.
But, Charley, dear, aren't we mixing
up tho seasons a littlo ? Just now you
said her eyes wero llko spring. '
"Well, eraso it, if you choose only
tlicroil bo another spaca to till up.
"Say that they called her Yioletta,
becauso her eyes wero so blue. That
will tako up nearly as much room
'Sho was gentle, tender, docilo and
submissive.' Now, Charley, you need
not imngiuo that I am going to bo so
terribly submiesivo. I havo a mind of
"But I was not thinking of you."
"Who wero you thinking of then,
should liko to know ?''
"Yioletta, of course."
"Oh. yes. I stipposo heroines must
be docilo and submissive, unless they
are regular shrews. But I do liko to
see women with a littlo spirit. 'She
woru a simple whito muslin (that ovor
lasting while muslin 1 she thought),
with rose-buds fastened in her hair.'
But you know she could not fasten
flowers in her hair, unless it was braid
ed, or tied up in somo way ! Braid it
up ; won't you, Charley ?"
"Now, my dear, if you aro going to
alter everything just as fast as I write
it, I may ns well stop where I am."
At this Nellie finished tho pago with
out making further suggestions ; but
when ho had given her liis twentieth
good-bye kiss, sho looked up in his face,
and whispered coaxingly :
"Braid up Violetta's hair ; won't you
"Confound the girl's hair 1 Do it
anyway you please. Braid it, bang it,
dye do what you choose only don't
lot us have any mora quarrels." "
And as Nellie went to her room af
terwards, sho laughed to herself as sho
" 'Hair hanging down to her heels.'
How sho would look 1 It is just liko a
man. It makes me think of the sha
vings I used to fasten on my head
when I was a little girl. Poor Char
ley 1 it is hard for him : but bo will
do it, I know."
And indeed it was hard for tho poor
fellow. He never worked so indefati
gablyinall his life. Ho absolutely
grew thin over lint article. But he
finished it at last. It certainly was a
very remarkable story. The plot was
not quito equal to tho details. Tho ex
pensive and elaborate toilettes ill which
Yioletta indulged, would havo ruined a
first-class aclrcs; and tho minuteness
with which each sash, ribbon and but
ton was described might havo immor
talized some disuiplo of Worth himself;
but, as he said, it helped to fill up the
pages, which of courso was tho main
"Y'oii aro not going to kill Violctta,
aro you, Charley?" Nellio inquired, one
day, with evident concern.
"Kill her ?' ho repeated, savagely;
"indeed I do intend it ! I should like
to stab her poison her torture her in
tho most horrible manner in return
for all the misery sho has occasioned
"Oh, I would not kill her 1 People
always like to have stories end' well,"
"Nellie, 1 must havo my own way in
this for it will bo the odIv satisfac
tion that I can havo in tho whole thing!
I read of a woman who was walled up
to tier throat, and then left to perish.
If I could think of something equally
as horrible I should consider myself
uito a genius.
nd he did kill Violettasiifconom'h:
but ho compromised with Nellie, and
allowed her to dio respectably and
comfortably in her bed, with her dis
consolate frienda weeping in a circle
When it was finished ho literally
lanced for joy.
then ho took it to his lovinc critic.
who copied it very neatly and eligibly,
making somo discreet alterations, es-
ecially in regard to stupendous toi-
ettes, as sho termi-d them.
"Now, Charley," sho said, "it is very
nice, and will bo a success, I am sure.
Where do vou intend to take it ?"
"I shall tako it to Rob Hunter, who
has chargo of the story-department of
ins paper ; and ho will accept it, I
think. If he demurs at all, I shall
offer him fifty dollars to publish it."
uut isn t that rather an unusual pro
eding, Charley ?"
"Well, tins is an unusual story, voi
now, and wo cannot expect to mako
our arrangements in tho ordinary way
However, tho desired obiect was ac
complished ; and then Nellio went to a
trioud, in another editorial ofhee, and
asked her to copy the sketch, and to try
to get it copied by somo other paper
"But. Nellie," said tho lady, "this is
not a striking effort. Did ono of
our friends writo it ?
"Yes," she answered, with a blush
and then she told tho oircuras tauces,
fully nnd frankly.
"Well, 1 will copy it, was tho good-
natured reply ; "but, if 1 were you, I
would adviso Mr. Barrett not to write
Anything more of tho kind."
"No fear of that," sho answered.
with a merrv land).
Tha story being copied into the two
apers, .Nellie took them all to her
father, who examined them very care
fully, but with a somewhat dubious ex
pression upon his lace.
es, daughter," ho said, "this seems
a very successful story ; but if I wero
Charloy I would not try another, be
causo ho might not be to successful a
second time. 1
Ho always felt that he had been im
posed upon ; but when ho saw what a
good, kind husband Ubarloy was, and
how happy ho made Nellio, tho old
gentleman gradually became reconcil-
And whon his littlo crandoliild. at
the early age of five years, absolutely
composed four lines, of poetry, ho was
convinced that a genius had at last
been born to them, and his happiness
know no bounds.
Stay at Home.
The absurdity of supposing that mer
chants at a distanco can do better by
you than those who aro identified with
tho interests of your own town is very
Btrange. Do you Hupposo that men
away off can or will givo you anything
lor noimngT jnoi m all. They nave
their expenses to meet, and get just as
big a profit out of your purchases as
your homo merchants, for tho simple
reason that when they get hold of a
stranger thoy expect to skin him if
they can, because thov don't know
when thoy will get auother chance at
mm : wnereas tnu men who liavo to
make their living by building up a re
nutation among tho peoplo they do bit
siness witli every day. aro bound to nan
inem well and lionorablo or thoy can
not, expect to receivo meir luturo cus
torn. Don't be fooled, then, by overy
ciap-trap inducement thrown out to
you to purchase goods from merchant
at a distance, but stay right at home,
spend your money with your home
merchants, and circulate your money
wnero it will help to mako prosperity
among your neighbors and friends.
Remember that whatever contributes
to the commercial success of your own
towu is shaiod equally by you as re
gards tho benefits resulting therefrom.
The Negro North and South.
Thero is much unreasonable
relative ception in the North of tho
condition ol me blacks in the JNortn
nnd in the South. The prejudice of
caste is just equally strong in both sec
tions of tho country. The black man
can no more sit at thetablo of the most
blatant Republican in tho North than
he can sit at the table of his old master
In the South. Tho same social laws
govern all people and they aro immu
table. Politicians theorize differently
in election campatgns, but their theory
ends. Tho proitidico of raco is five
fold stronger in the North than in tho
South. Tho northern people have no
love for the black man, and oven those
who battled for hie freedom nnd en
franchisement, as a rule, cherish vastly
more profound prejudice of race than
do tho Southern people. Whilo the
North maintains its deep prejudice of
raco, tho people of tho South havo a
general and strong sympathy for the
negro. Nearly all ot them havo play
ed with the negro in childhood, havo
been nursed by tho black "mamma,"
and have grown up with more or less
affection for them. Classify it in what
type of atlcction you may, it is none
the less an affection that tempers that
hard, unyielding prejudice of raco that
prevails "in tho North. This distino-
tion between the Northern nnd South
cm peoplo on tho raco question will
prepare the publio mind in the North
for the dissipation ot another unlouud-
ou sectional prejudice that is deeply
rooted there. The educational facili
ties for tho blacks aro better in the
South to-day than thoy aro in the
north, in the proportion of the facili
ties proffered to all. South Carolina
employs and pays out of tho State
Treasury moro black teachers than aro
employed in all the States of the
North, and Alabama employs 1,100
colored male teachers and 500 colored
female teachers. And they provide
tho best means for fitting the colored
peoplo for teaching. Tho normal
schools for whites and blacks in both
Alabama and South Carolina aro ex
actly equal, and tho treasury of State
is largely drawn upon to qualify tho
colored race for teaching itself. North
Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and in
deed most of tlio old slave States, each
sustain moro colleges for tho blacks
than do Pennsylvania or Massachu
setts ; aud iust as educational facilities
havo increased for the whites, whether
in common or normal schools or col
leges, they havo been equally increased
for the blacks so far ns tho Stato appro
priations havo aided them.
In Georgia tho colored university
ranks with tho whito University, and
oven in Mississippi, presumably tho
most Bourbon of Southern States, the
Stato does moro for tho collegiate edit
eation of tho black race than does
Pennsylvania. I have heard Southern
men complain of many features of
their local governments, but I havo yet
to hear the first ono to complain of tho
equal education of the two races. And
what is true in tho matter of education
is cnuallv true of tho recognition of
tho black raco in Southern politics. I
found four colored Democratic mem
hers of the South Carolina Legislature,
nominated and elected mainly by white
votes, nnd in Mobilo and Now Orleans
tho black policeman, appointed by
IJeniocratio authority, is met on every
street, and has worn the insigna of
polico power for vears before a Demo
cratio Mayor in Philadelphia first reo
ognized tho color voter ns entitled to
wear tho star and blue. In South Car
olina alono thero are moro black Dem
ocrats in representative oflico than
thero aro black of all parties in all the
States of tho North. Pennsylvania
and Philadelphia, where the black
voters hold tlio balance of power in
both city and State, could not elect a
colored man to tho Legislature or to
any other lionorablo or lucrative office,
in tho strongest Republican district ;
but South Carolina Democrats elect
him to office, with all tho lingering
prejudices of the relation ot master and
fclave. Tho intelligent and dispassion
ate Northerner who closely observes
the relations of tho two races North
and South, is forced to confess that
with all our boasted superior devotion
to tho black race, and with all our as
saults upon tho South for tho opprcs
sion of tho blacks, tho negro is better
by the South than by tho North. I re
gret to make such a confession ; but it
is tho plain truth that wo theorize
about the elevation of tho black raco
with littlo practice in accord with our
teaching, while the South theorizes lit
tle on tho subject and practices more
than it teaches in tho considerate care
of the emancipated slaves. Colonel
JfaClurc, to The Times. JVeic Oi-
leuna, Jan. 19.
COMMISSIONER THOMAS TO MAINTAIN THE
uommissioncr It. 11. Thomas is cer
tainly both courageous and enterprising.
He sends the following to tho Harris-
burg I'atrou :
"JNotwitlistanding the failure of tho
Wow Orleans appropriation bill, it is
my iiuuuuun u maintain me 1'eunsyi
vania department to the close of tho
exposition as -well as my limited jjor-
sonai means win permit. I will keep a
trusty assistant n: tlio department in
charge of tho mtmy valuablo goods en
trusted to my cart- and already placed
"To those persons in tho cities of
Philadelphia and Pitwburg, as well as
to those in other portions of tho stale,
unn linvi, lnt- unviirn u'n.ilu nnat mini,
.. to. ..-v..
corresponding with mo relative to ex-
hlhlfM. I nn ntiliT tjn tnnLr nnni rrnrtii
, i .1 1. ,i . ' " J .i b T
and si ) th'Mii to mo at tho Ponnsvlva.
li . w ui i , . (
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s-t. , . -r ... .
i-iiii-iiiiiui lAiiiuu j'vii'usuiuii, mew
,T T ilii i g Irepaui,
nuLn, hfat thy ,aro proiierly
placed and cared for. When goods ro-
quire to bo kept in show cases tho cases
should of courao bo nhipped with the
goods. The oflico of the Pennsylvania
department at tho exposition will nf
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nuyo uu ui. vuu cuiivuuieuce oi visitors
Tho leading daily and weekly newspa
pers oi tne stato will be on lilo there,
aim mo assistant in charge of tho do
partment will qivo all desired informa
t'on relative to boarding places and
other subjects -connected with the ex
"Uitizens or tho stato wishing to
know tho shortest ond best lines
uavei win piea so address mo at Ale
uimicBuurg. x-ii . aucn ieu.ern win
ceivo prompt attention."
Randolph's Stormy Death,
Tho hist ilt.n oi .John Raudolnh of
Roanoke are full of pathos. Ho
thought he was dying for years before
hu did so, nnd when he was asked bow
he was ho would reply : "Dying ! dy
ing 1 dying 1" Ho was tyrannical and
dictatorial until the last and lio fought
with his doctor on his death-bed over
the pronunciation of certain words.
His death occurred in a Philadelphia
hotel. A few minutes beforo ho died
tlio doctor wanted to lcavo him, but
Randolph objected nnd his slave took
the key, locked tho door and put the
key in his pocket. With his last.
words Kandolph declared that he
wanted his slaves freed, and ho kept
tho doctor thero as a witness of his
declaration. A skeptic through life,
he appreciated his condition when on
his death-bed, and among his last
words was "remorse.'' He was lying
perfectly quiet, with his eyes closed,
when ho suddenly roused up and
screamed out in an agitated voice,
Remorso! remorse I leuiotsol" lit
then cried out, "Let me seo tho word I
Gft the dictionary I Let mo see tho
word I" There was no dictionary at
hand, and ho was told so. Ho ox-
claimed, "Writo it. then ! Let mo seo
the word 1" Tho doctor picked up ono
of his cards labelled "Randolph of
Roanoke." "Shall I writo on this ?"
Yes ; nothing moro proper," was
Randolph's reply. The word remorso
ti'na writtnti nn it in i.nnnil n,rl t.n.trlnl I
to him. Ho looked
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at it a moment
with great intensity.
"Writo it on
the back," ho exclaimed. It was done
and handed him again. He looked at
it with his blazing oyes. "Remorso !'
ho said, "you can havo no idea ot it
whatever; it has brought mo to ray
present situation but I havo looked to
Jesus Christ and I hope lo obtain par
don.-' Ho then asked the doctor to
draw n line under tho word and told
him to keep the card.
A short time after this his keen
began to dull, l.is powerful mind gav
way, anil within two hours ho died.-
Discouraging a Good Man.
One New Year's inoining, when an
eminent citizen, worth 81,000,000, en
tered a drug store, on Griswold street
to purchase a piece of court-plaster to
cover a boro on his nose, ho found a
stranger with his back to the stovo and
aresolvo to lead abetter life plainly
written on his shirt bosom.
"Morning," said tho man at the
siove. "1 hope vou haven t come in
after a nip this morning?"
The eminent citizen, worth S 1,000,-
uuu, reddened up, but mado no re
1 hope, continued the other, "that
you havo resolved with mo to lead a
better life from this day out. lieware
of whisky, partner, it biteth liko a ser
Tho eminent citizen, worth a million
dollars, began to breathe hard, but he
held in Ins reply.
"Let s break on swearing aud cuss
mg and running out nights,' placidly
continued the stranger. "I've been
ihere, and I tell you it's no good. Put
your hand right lhar', partner, and pro
mise mo you ll quit.
"bin exclaimed tlfo eminent citizen
worth a million dollers.
And look here, my friend,-' whis
pered the other, "let's stoo lying. It's
a bad, bad habit, and the man who in
dulges in it is sure to lose the respect
ot t lie world.
sir ! l ieei liko Knocking you
down," said tho e. c, worth a m. d.
It s outrageous for you to talk that
"And I want you to leavo tho store,'
added tho druggist as ho came from
behind tho counter with blood in his
Wn . 11 nave, nf ennrse." rnnl r,l
the stranger, "but I don't see anything
to get mad at. Seems to tne "
He was hustled out, the door banged
on him, aud a policeman came up and
ordered nun to movo on.
I'll move, of ooiirjc, he said, as he
prepared to go, "but just yon listen to
mo for a minute! vVhen I got up this
morning I sworo oif from every evil
habit of life, tor three hours I bavu
been as near an angel as human beings
'Yes', but movo on."'
"Oh, 1 11 move, but from this hour
look out for me! I'll drink, t-moke.uhew,
swear, lie, steal, cheat, swindle, deceive,
periuro and turn pnato and murderer
Yes, I'll move on, but keep your cvo on
me! it won t be halt an hour before 1 11
be in the cooler!
it wasn t iiiiccn minutes. He cross
ed the street and thumped a colored
man, and was at once taken down.
Detroit Free J'rcsa.
No meal should be eaten hnrrit'illv.
Breakfast should not bo a very heavv
meal, and if a quarter of an hour's rest
can bo enioyed afterwards it will be
found a great advantage. In any case
- - .
violent puvsicai exertion, such as a run
mug to catch a train should not be
taken immediately after breakfast. It
is still more necessary to rest after din
ner, as that is usually tho heartier meal
It is desirable that tho repast bo taken
in a leisure way, enlivened by cheer
ful conversation. 'Better is a dinner
of herbs whero lovu is than a stalled ox
aim natreti therewith, is as true in a
physiological sense as in a social one.
gllch ft, poUsh or H()J u t k b J
I ... . ...
a quarter ot an hour bcloro dinner, it
u o.G11 .
a I r .....
1)0 Interred to tho heavy, old-fashion
i ' . m. n.... , . .
, i cu uu. tuuiiiu imuittuiiiy auout i
0.clMk iltho evening is not a good
. I buviui imun, bUUIIUM it IllitV UU U UUCIS
i s.i i.-i.s. .i..,i. t. ."....
sity under many of the circumstances
Lf modern life. Dinner between tho
ll01lri, nf i ., . ...,, . ,, ..
red. Such a midday meal, taken
ueioro mo nay s work is completely
uono, averts tne danger oi too much
eating and drinking. Also at thoso
uours tuo Bysiem is not utterly worn
uiu uy wiu muord oi uio wuoie tiny,
mill thfmfnrn tiwt twrmnca nf ilin'mlinn
rnn rr. nn nnn,...
lien you near a young lativ.
has been invited to perform on tho
ano, say : "Oh, I don t kuow how
to play at all," and thou begin
P av at al I. and then betftn a miiste.nl Ihouuison met for the firat timn In tint
- 1 cyclone, you can generally mako
re - 1 vour muni mat biio minks h1h hmn in tnu ttasu was the. imhui
I it nil.
Tho University of Virginia has no
prescribed course of study, no cntrano
examination, no vacation except the
summer one, and but six holiday.
Black measles has mado its appetr
nnco in Cumberland valley, southeast
During tho past year there wero fif
teen hundred skating rinks orected in
A Boston man bequeath his wife
her exact weight in pure gold as a
yearly income. Boston men know what
now bonnets aro In 'this world.
The queen of Holland walk daily on
the public streets. Sho dresses in som
ber garments and is accompanied by
only pne attendant, a lady.
Charleston. S. C. will send two mili
tary companies to Washington to take
part in the inauguration.
The first idea of steam navigation
was contained in a patent obtained in
England by Bulls, in 1730.
Misss Maud St. Pierre is worth 3,-
000,000. Sho is investing it in coal
and mineral lauds in Tennessee.
A woman in Ohio gave $1,000 to s
faith cure doctor, who at ance disap
peared. Sho was cured of her faith.
For i-'OO years one-quarter of all the
,.i,0 violins in tho world havo been
, , -r.l- t.1 1 n
mnuo Hi jiitteiiwaiti, usvsiui
General Drum says that daring tho
last livo years 10,901 soldiers havo de
serted from tho regular army.
The first printed calendar is dated
492. The first book printed in Cam-
, wns an almanac.
Senator John Sherman is to preside
at the Washington Monument dedica
tion ceremouies on February 22.
It has been definitely decided to
eye start a Gespel Temperance congrega
avo tion in Pittsburg with francis MurpTiy
at its bead.
Mother Lockwood, one of the de
feated candidates lor President
November last, is announced to speak
in Williamsport, Tuesday evening,
Jay I. Case, the owner of Jay-Kye-
See, has lost about $1,000,000 in bad
business ventures within the last few
In tho United States they are "dyna
miters ; in Canada they are"dynami
teurs" ; in England they ard'"dynamt
tards." John Edwards, who began to set
typo on the i'ortiand Jiaotriwer in
181(3, claims to bo tho oldest pnnter in
The ice bridge at Niagara this win
ter is said to be the most massive for
many years, and is estimated to be over
sixty feet thick.
The New York Mail and Expre$a
avers that a burlesque actress in Bos
ton was paid $2,500 to "let a rich
man's son alone."
It costs about 815,000 to fit up a
first class roller-skating rink in a largo
city. One item is 2,500 pairs ot skates
costing from 92 to !8 each.
An experimental shaft in the new
oil region ot Wyoming Territory, sunk
only fifteen ieet, yields six barrels of
oil in twenty-four hours.
Tho late Earl of Aylestord, who died
recently on his cattle ranch in Texas,
had an insurance on bis life amounting,
it is said, to $1,500,
A New Orleans woman, with an eye
to thrift, has let all her rooms aud is
sleeping ou a mattress ou the diniog-
What is tho difference between the
IironrietOr 01 a came vratu auu u t-a
captain ? One ships bis steers and the
other steers his ship. Hence these
A writer in tho Hour says tho ska
ting rinks aud roller skates of the pres
ent day will either result ,in a genera
tion of athletic, graceful ligures on the
ice, or, on tho contiary, in a raco ol
knock kneed men and women with
disproportionately largo ankles.
A steer was recently sold in Ctncin-
natti weighing 4,250 pounds. Tho an
imal was raised near Decatur, Ind., is
of fine form, perfectly developed, six
feet four inches high, girths twelve
I feet, aud measures twelve feet in
length. It is six yeais old. a beautiful
roan, mid in pertect health.
The deepest gold mine in tho world.
says tho Alia California, is tho Eure
ka, in California, which is down 2,290
feet or 500 feet below tho level of tho
sea. Tho deepest silver mino is the
Mexican, on tho Comstock, which is
down 3,000 feet.
A dog in Wanaqua, N. J., who for
BOmo timo ,ia(1 ueel1 noticed to take his
breakfast in his mouth and run away
wh 11 uneaten, was followed, when it
i .t: . , ,
was iiisuuvureu mat. no took ms meal
to a decrepit old dog in a covert in
tho held, who eagerly devoured the
food thus provided for hira.
That a woman should livo to be 115
years old and then bo burned to death
seems to be more than ordinary hard
luck, and yet that is said to havo been
the tato of I.ucy I'eek, of Crawfords
A Scranton sensation is the elope
ment of tho pretty daughter of Assis
tant Superintendent Bogirt. of the
Delaware, Lackawanua and Western
railway, with Georgo .7. Fowler, a
brakeman. They became acquainted
at tho skating rink.
I a . ..... i,,i l :.. .i... u i.
1 "a int. VUHWI.U 111 Lilt; L7UUBIC
at Harrisburg recently, providing that
corporal punishment be 'inflicted I upon
male bea era of women. t.,
tho bare back not to exceed thirty, aud
mo whipping to bo done lu tho pres
ence oi oiuy a ptiysiciau or nurgeon
I and tho sheriff or a deputy. We hope
wai sucu u law may be passed and n
Tho trial of a faro dealer in Wash
'Jjv " -ttvfij vtl lUIU.LLUU iu h weu
ding. Ill that Territory women Berve
who oniurios. in tuo case in quellon. six
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pi - men aud six ladies wero selected to try
to the case, James Mitchell and Susie
up jury box. T he ouly