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A. W.Droiim,M.D.,of rroTldence,
It. I,, eiys; "I haro mcd Uctit'i
tKldneyanil Liter IitucDTlnmy
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being a tafi and nliablt remedy."
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onenlly urged to tiss other prepara
tion" anib!tllnte for Hokt's (Kid-
1,111 l J liLltMtl, 1 UIIU U
trylnE them that they arc worthless
An Old L,ady.
"My molher, 7fl years old, lias
chronic kidney complaint and drop
sy. Nothing liai ever helped her
llko Hint's (Kidney and Liver
llEMcnr. Slio has received great
benefit from 8 bottles and wo think
It lll caro her." iY. W. Sunder
land, Builder, Uanbury, Conn.
A Minister's AVIfc.
Itev. Anthony Atwood, of Tlilla
dclnhln, navn "lltNT's (Kidney
nnd Lher ItEjiEDT lias cured my
"iiir ui jjmny m hb wornt rorm
.vii tnj umi ii is a
General Chaco of Ilhodo Iilond
says: "1 always keep Host's Kid
ney and Liver IttJiEnr In iny
liout e. Taken In small doses occa
sionally at night, It prevents head
ache, nnd remilatea tho kldnevn.
stomach and other orcans,' 10
"Disease soon shaken, by Hunt's Rejiedt taken."
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K Kldner Wort l.t-i.-in-hr ...o r, .
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Have you Liver Complaint?
after I nrayetl ta die."
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IPT.our Back lamo and aching?,
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lacjo I had to roll out ot ImM."
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Havo you Kidney Disease?!
pfter years of unsucccesful diKtorlntr. lti worth
ClUabox."-Sam'l Hodges, WlUiamstown, Wcit V.
i(T.t Arq, you Constipated?
Kldnry.wort causes cosy eracuatlom and cured
mo alter IS years uno of other nipdlcine."
Kelson Kali-chUd, St. Albans, Vt
Have vou Malaria?
"Kidney-Wort hrw dono bettor than any other
remedy I haru ever used In my rractlce."
it.iuv, tiart, autn Jiero, vi.
, Are you BiliousP
i!otli.r remedy I lure ever taken."
t Mra. J. T. Galloway, Elk Flat, Orogon,
Aro you tormented "with Piles?
'Klducy-Vort vcrumnmUu cured ino ot Uoedlnif
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"Uldn-y-Vr'ort cun'd me. nflrr 1 na plrcn up to
dio by hysicUiin and I l.ft.I t ufTiritl thirty ycari".1
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Ladies, aro you suffering?
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BOTcral years stindl ti y. Many f ni nda uro anil rrale
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The blood cleanser.
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An lnstiuituncous Pnlu-
You've got ri neat little snot here,
remarked Fanner Hayes to hia friend,
The two old men were Bitting upon
wooden scats, which were placed on
either side of tho ruetio porch, that
formed a kind ol arbor entrnnco to the
front door of tho dwelling.
Tho upeakcr was a spare, little man,
with dark hair, thinly sprinkled with
gray, llo wore a swallow-tail coat,
adorned with brass buttons t corduroy
breeches, fastened tit the knee ; thick,
blue, worsted stockings encased his
legs, and n pair of low shoes covered
his feet. His visnge hud a placid ex
pression, a ho glanced Grst at tho
well-kept tjardun, with its rows of po
tatoes and other vegetables s then out
lo the littlo paddock adjoining, where
two cows were grazing ; and next over
tho wide, undulat'ina meadow land bo
yond, his e)es renting finally on tho far
distant lulls, lie put tho end ot his
long clay pipo between his lips, and
watched tho wreaths ol smoke slowly
ascending from it.
Mr. Johnson was a noble-looking
man ; his snowy hair and long, while
beard gavo him a patriarchal appear
ance. His couutcnanco lacked that
acute, intellectual expression which ii
so often stamped upon tho visage of a
middle-aged "town man.'' His eyes
were thoughtful, but gentle', his whole
bearing spoko of innate goodness. The
few wi inkles, which had gathered on
the white, placid brow, had been grad
ually traced there by time's lelentlcss
fingers, and not suddenly cut by a keen
kharn sorrow. He spoko silently for a
few moments, and then replied to his
lriend s remark :
"You're right j this is a neat little
spot. But I'll tell you what I've been
a t hi ti kin on, llayt-s. lou know m
Jennie's agoin' to bo married to Uibcri
Meadows. She's iny only child, so ol
course she'll have all my belongings
when I'm gone ; but I've been a-thinic-
lu , that, soon atter she 8 settled, I II
havo a deed of L'ift drawn up, and turn
evervlhiniT over to her : then there'll
be no proving the will, and all lh.it
fuss , and tho lawyers won t havo a
picknv out o my mt o property.
Bhall live here, and be master juit tho
same. What do you say to that, friend
Tho old man put a hand on each
knee, and gazed into tho othui's face,
with an expression which said, "Don't
you think its a very brilliant idea? '
IIh friend took tho pipo out of his
mouth, and shook his head dubiously
then replaced it between his lips, and
gazed fixedly boforo him for an instant
ere ho answered ; then ho said, slowly
and emphatically :
"I don't like it."
lie shook tho ashes from his pipo
and began leisurely to fill it again with
"I never seed a play but ouce," hi
began, in slow, measured tones, "and
that was many yearn ago, when I was
a younc man. I was in London, and
my friends got mo to go to tho theatre
to sec a urand puce that had been
made up by a great man hundreds of
years ago. Well, 1 went, and the
sight o tho lights, tho gay dresses, and
tho Hash lolks, i shall never forget.
lint it was the play that struck me
Thero was a good old king who had
tlnee daughters, and ho thought hb'd
divide the kingdom umongi-t em. Thev
was very pleased ; tho eldest went
down on her knees and swore how she
loved him more than anybody else ;
and said as how lie was tho kindefct,
noblest, and best father that ever lived
or words sunimat like them. Tho
next Hiiid about the same, only a great
deal moro ; but 1 thought both on em
looked too big and handsome ami widi
awake lo slick to their word. The
thiid daughter said very little ; hut I
thought slio was the nicest-looking of
all tho lot. l lio kuiLr was hulled be
cause she would not own she loved
him. So he divided the kingdom be
tween ins two eldest daughters. 1
thought he was a silly old fellow to
put the reins into them spirited-lookinc
cieaiures hands. But ho did it, and he
rued it. 1 hey treated him veiy well
at first ; but after a timo they begun
to alter, and let' him know that he
wasn't master. Well, ono nicht thov
turned him but of the castle, when
there was such a dicadful storm that it
was not fit to turn a dog out ; and he
who had once been akmn, had to roam
about llko a beggar. The poor man
wont neaily crazed. I almost forgol
how it ended ; but I think they was all
killed at last.
"And what has this to do with what
I was savinij t" inquired Mr. Johnson,
testily. "I was talking about deeds of
gut, and nox play h.
The other began to smoke puff
pull. Atter a lew minutes the lull
meaning of his friends words dawned
slowly upon his mind.
''Well, I was a thinking as how,
wheu Jano got possession of tho housr,
she might, maybe, after a bit, turn you
out, as tho king's daughters turned him
out. Keep the reins in your own hands
niun you can drav them tight, or let
them loose, when you please ; but don't
givo them up till you die. That's my
advice, lriend Johnson.''
There was a littlo flash of ancer in
tho other's eyes as ho icplied :
"You don t know my Jennie i bIio'b
the loveliest, best, and truest girl that
ever lived. She wou'd nover wrong her
In the meantime Jennie and her lov
er were in tho orchard, at tho back of
the house, slowly walking up and down
the path between tho trees.
The moon was brightening in the
purpling 8ky, and thu evening star
"When two moro days havo passed,
you will bo my wife!"
Tho young man looked down loving
lv into the shy, dark eyes raised to his,
and clasped tho hand that rested on
"I am so glad, Kobert, that I shall
not havo lo leave my home," alio said,
alter a piuso i "tor 1 was born here,
an) heio my mother died. It was very
k'u-dof father to propose that wo should
live with him. Now you can keen all
tlw money in thu bank that you havo
been saving so long to buy fuinituio
with, and if wo arc oareful wo shall
so m add come moro to it.'1
"Your father it very good, Jennie i
we must bo kind to him."
Tho wedding-day arrived,
Mr. Johnson was placed In tho seat
of honor; ho moved among tho guests, .
with a kind word and cheery greeting
Jennie was a blooming,bounic bride,
and sciincd proud of her stalwnit hus
Jennie was installed bi housekeeper
in her father's home. After a time,
Mr. Johnson, presented his daughter
with ino deed of gilt, and tho young
people were formally acknowledged as
master and mistress ot tlio larm, with
tho underKtandii'g that Mr. Johnson
was to reside with them.
All went well for a time. Then
gradually thero camo a change over tho
serene atmosphere of tho dwelling, and
the old man became eon'eious that hu
was no longer treated wilh courtesy,
nor bis wishes respected.
"Would you mind sleeping in tho
back bcuroom for a few weeks? wo
havo a visitor coininc!'' said Jennie,
ono morning, about six months after
the old man Btartcd in great sur
prise. "Why can't the visitor go into the
back room?'' ho asked.
"Oh, it's such a little, poky pkco I I
don't mean that exactly I" she exclaim
ed, checking hciself in confusion. "The
room is very clean, and there s a real
beautiful view from tho window, and
a good feather bed. Hut Miss Martin
is very peculiar ; she has such a crand
homo that wo cannot put her any
Mr. Johnson leisurely crossed his
legs, put IiIh newspaper on this table,
took his spectacles off, rubbed them,
put them in tho cae, and then slowly
"If tbero is such a fine view from
the window, your visitor may enioy it
and she can sleep on the feather bed.
1 ve slept in tho front room five aud
forty years, and I ain't a-going to be
turned out now. If Miss Martin ain't
satisfied with the accommodation, she
may stay awaj!
"Stay awav iudepdT' fired Jennie
It's just like you father. I call you
She hastily left tho room, shutting
tho door with a bang.
Tho old man took up tho uowspapcr,
but tho words ran into ono another,
for large tears gathered in his bright,
gray eyes, aud his hps quivered pain
Miss Martin came, and informed Jen
nio that her father was the most aristocratic-looking
gentleman sho had ever
seen ; but during tier stay Mr. Johnson
was subjected to many slights, as Jon
nie aud her husband were ashamed of
tho old-fashioned ways.
One ovouinir Mr. Johnson returned
from the village, where he had spent
tho day with a friend. Ho walked
leisurely up tho garden path ; but sud
denly paused, and uttered an oxclama
tion of astonishment.
A fino hawthorn tree, which had
stood near the house, had been full of
pink blossoms in the spring, lay upon
tho grouud. (Jn cxamininij it, ho dis
covered that it had been cut off near
tho roots. He turned hastily to enter
the houso by tho front door, wheu he
observed that the monthly roo tree,
which had twined tho porch and been
full of bloom all summer, lay across tho
gaiden path, cut into a number of
pieces, and an attempt bad been made
to dig it up by tlio roots.
"Robert 1 Robert I" cried Mr. John-
"What's the matter)' queried a voice
from an inner room.
"Who's been cutting them down)"
cried tho old man, excitedly, entering
tho apartment, and waving his hand
towaids the garden.
"I have," answered Mr. Meadows,
"Why did you do it?"
"IJec'iusu 1 choso to."
"There, don't quarrel," said Jennie.
"It's all iny fault, father. Tho haw
thorn tree was close to the parlor win
dow, and made the room daik so I
asked Robert to cut it down. Tho
rose tree is not much good ; wo aro
going to have a finer one put in its
"That 'hawthorn treo your mother
set with her own hands, nnd tho rose
tree I planted on the day you wero
born, lour mother loved them both,
and heaven forgivo you for what you
He turned away, ascended tho stairs,
entered his own room, and closed the
"If Farmer Tinner calls, just send
round for me, will you, Ji nuie ?" ask
ed Mr. Meadows, ono morning, at
bieakfast. "HeVi coming to look at
"Yps, I'll send," replied his vrife.
"What's tho matter with tho cow )"
inquired Mr. Johnson.
"Oh, nothing," replied tho young
man. "I'm going to sell her."
"Sell her)" repeated tho other.
"Yes; she's old. and don't givo much
milk. I'm going to buy a young ono
in her place. Jennie's been complain
ing of tho butter for a long timo , it
don't come up to our ne'ghbois'."
"Hut I won't havo her Bold!" cried
tho old man, angrily.
"Yon have nothing to do with her ;
sho is minf, and I shall do as I like,"
rejoined the other, haughtily, as he
roso to leave tho room.
Mr. Johnson turned to tho window,
without uttering another word.
A few hours later ho saw Farmer
Turner's man driving old Bettio out of
"Ah, its tho one she used to milk !
And tears gathered thicklv in his
eyes as ho watched his late wife's fa
vorite cow driven by a stranger.
"Heron a teller from my sister Jane,
remarked Mr. Johnson, one afternoon,
to his daughter. "lVor thing 1 her
husband has hcon dead only two
months. Tho bailiffs havo sold her
furnituro ; sho is destitute, and is stay
ing with a neighbor for a few days,
and then sho don't know where to go
to. Poor Jane!'' mined tho old man.
as a dreamy look camo into his oyon
nil ins inouixuiH reverted 10 tue
past. "She was a pretty girl when sho
was young, ami many a handsome fel
low camo after her. Hut who took no
heed to any, except Tom Sones, who
became her husband. Then she had
such a pretty, blue-eyed child, with
soft, golden hair. Sh lived to be six
years old and then died I thought
Jano would have broken her heart.
lhen her son urew up to bo nfinu man.
and was a-going to bo married in a
week. Hut one mominc; ho tried to
stop a hori-e and wagon that was a
riinninu awav, when the horso threw
nun down, the wheel wont ovor his t
head, and ho was killed on tho snot.
And now her husband's gone,and sho's
left alono. Poor Janel"
"Hasn't sho any money to live
upon)'' inquired Jennie.
"No nnd I'vo been a-thinking wo'd
better have her here. Sho can't
"Havo her herel" repeated his daugh
ter, in astonishment. "What can you
bo thinking about, father There's
plenty of us to keep already."
Sho broke her cotton with a jerk, aud
threaded her needle impatiently.
"Wo'ro going to havo company this
afternoon," resumed Jennie, after a
pause, in a conciliatory tono ; "and as
they aro very fino people, I think you'd
better havo your pipo ill tho kitchen,
father. You would not enjoy yourself
"Very well, mv dear," ho nnswerod,
quietly. He put his slippered feet on
the fender, and gazed over his gold
rimmed spectacles in.o tho blazing fire.
"I'vo been a-thinking, my dear, he
resumed, quietly, after a pause, "that
there's a little error in that deed of
"An error)" repeated Jennie, as sho
dropped her work, and looked up with
a scared, white face.
"Yes i I'm sure there's an error. It
wouldn't bo pleasant for yon, if the
property was to bo thrown into Chan
cery, after I'm gone would it)"
"Well, fetch tho deed down to mo :
I'll look it over, and Bt;t all right."
Jounio hastened up-stairs, and soon
returned with tho precious paper.
The old man took it in his hand,
smoothed out the creases gently, read
it over, and said :
"Ah! it is all ono great mistake!"
Then, with a quick movement, he
threw the documont into the blazing
i-i i .i j . -.1- .1. .. ,
uie, uuu irc!siuu ii uuwu wuu iiie poK
cr. Jennio screamed ; and, darting for
ward, nttempted to resoue tho deed
from tho devouring flames ; but her
lather field up tns hand sternly, and
said, in a tono of authority :
At this instant Mr. Meadows enter
ed. "Whal's the matter, Jennio ?" he in
quired. "Father, A'hat havo you been
doing to lien
Tho young man confronted Mr.
Johnson, wno stood with tho uplifted
poker in his hand.
"I am nvister of this houso I" cried
the old man ; "and I'll allow no ono to
dictato to me 1
"We'll soon see about that!" exclaim
ed the other sneeringly. "If you're co
ing to put on such bne airs, 1 11 soon
have you turned out."
"Oh, Robert! Robert!" cried his wife;
"the deed tho deed "
An hysterical fit of weeping checked
'.'What do yon mean)'' queried her
husband, with a white face, aud a touch
of fear in his tone.
"Father's burnt it)"
"Father is master of his own house,
and will have you turned out if you
don't behave yourself !" returned the
Angry words passed. Robert declar
ed that ho would go to law ; he would
not bo dono out of his right ; tho houso
was his and Jennie's.
"Prove it!" grimly retorted his father-in-law.
"You may havo your com
pmy this afternoon. Jennie." he con
tinued, after a pause, "but it will bo
your last party in my house. I shall
send for farmer Hayes, and wo shall
enjoy our pipes together this evening,
in tho best parlor, as wo did before
you wero married. As for you, Rob
urt, you haven't provided a homo for
Jennio at present ; but you'll have to
do so now. There's a cottage lo let in
tho village, which I think will suit you.
A month to-day I shall expect you to
bo clear from my houso ; and you
needn't think I shall do any more for
you. What I mean to givo you if I
give you anything at all you'll havo
to wait for until I'm dead. Mo moro
cutting down my favorite trees or
selling my old cows or making mo
sit in the kitchen whon yon'vo got fino
company. I'll send for my sister jane,
aud sho shall havo a homo with mo as
long as she lives."
Jane, the sister, came to live at tho
farm-house, and pasjed away at tho ad
vanced age of eighly.six. Mr. John
son lived ten years after her, retaining
all his faculties to tho last, nnd diod in
his ninety ninth year.
Jennio and hor husband had to work
very hard in order to bring up their
largo family respectably- Robert's
hair was silvery white, and Jennie's
thickly streaked with gray, and their
sons and daughters wero men and wo
men, when the formerly ungrateful
couplo wero again allowed to take pos
session of the old farm house.
A Good Uti8tomer.
Bruce was a Scottish dog, that lived
in Kdiuburgh. His master kept a gro
A man used to pass almost every day
wilh, meat pies to sell. Ho carried a
bell, aud rang it now aud then, to let
ptople know ho was coming. Ho only
asked a penny apiece for his pies, bat
they weto small,and an England penny
is worth about two of yur cents.
One day Hruoo w9 sitttincr at tho
door of the shop when tho pio-mn
camo along. Ho saw tho dog's wistful
look, and gavo him a pie.
jsruco wagged his tail lor "Thank
you," and pat tho pie in his dinner
basket in a hurry.
Tinga-liug, ting-adint.', wont the
bell next day. Bruco bounded out
from thu shop, caujjht tho pie-man's
coat in his teeth, and would not let ko.
H 1! 1 .1 1 . . .
no din uoi tear ino coat, out snowed
very plainly that ho meant to keep
the man there till ho had a nie.
Tho dog's master stood in tho door
Tho. pie-man took a penny out of
his pooket, showed it to tho dog, and
pointed to his master. Bruco under
stood. He bounded to his master's
side, put his fore-paws on him, wagged
ms tan, ami looked up lu his laco with
eager, entreating eyes. The penny
was given, and Bruco took it in his
mouth to the man, and bought his
Every day nfter that ho watched for
tho pie-mitu, aud the moment ho heard
tho bell he ran to his master, and beg-
geu lor a penny it was nover refus
ed and so Bruce became a regular
customer i a good one, too, for ho id-
ways paid promptly, and uuvcr found
Early Honrs at the White House.
The news that "tho Governor," as he
will over bo called here, ha ordered
breakfast at 8 o'clock at tho White
Houso suggests to Mb friends and
thoso of Col. Lamont a cpod story
about Cleveland's first days in Albany.
Ho gave Col. Lamont a list of his ap
pointments to bo published in tho
Argus, and tho first name on the list
was that of Daniel S. Lamont. Tho
astute Colonel was then a newspaper
man, accustomed to turning night into
"What timo will you be at tho Cap
itol to-morrow )" ho inquired of tho
"Oh, about half-past eight o'clock,"
Mr. Cleveland replied.
The Colonel's oyes wero distended.
Never, perhaps, had a Governor bo
gun his work nt such an early hour.
Ho told Mrs. Lamont what tho now
ordor of things was to be, and man
aged to reaoh his desk at tho Capitol
at n few minutes before 8 o'clock. Ho
had just taken his seat, after having
hung his coat and hat up, when the
Governor came in, half an hour earlier
than ho had appointed. After that the
Colonel felt himself taking part in n
raeo to bo earliest ut work, and seldom
or nover was ho distanced by tho Gov
Unliko most men of his build, Presi
dent Clevelond requires very little
sleep. The stories aro very plenty hero
of visitors to tho Executive Mansion
who havo stayed up until 1 o'clock or
2 o'clock in tho morning with tho Gov
ernor, and then at 0 o'clock in the
morning havo been awakened flora a
half-completed rest by sounds of heavy
footsteps and of whistling, to peep out
of their rooms and see tlio Governor
before his looking glass shavfng him
self nnd whistling as cheerily as a
schoolboy. Onco Bhavcd and fully
dressed, the Governor would then let
himself quietly out of tho front door
and stride away beyond the city's out
skirts for his daily constitutional, in
tho company of tho rattling milk carts
and belated truck farmers on their way
to tho city market. In a small circle
of intimates ho was known as "the
Four or five hours' sleep and three
light and entirely plain meals a day fill
out tho programme requisite with him
for good health aud buoyant spirits,
and in pursuing tho course ho has bo
gun in Washington hu will bo follow
ing his natural bent. He will miss
tho walk to and from the Capitol six
times a day, to which ho has been ao
customed, and ho may miss it so great
ly as to mako a new departure in
Washington. In former times, before
Lincoln was President, the Chief Mag
istrate had tho entire White Houso to
himself and bis household, and his
work and that of his secretary wero
performed in rooms set apait for the
purpose in tho Capitol. President
Cleveland may return to that practice,
not only becanso it will afford him ex
ercise, and, more important still, enable
him lo use tho Wbilo Houso as a rest
ing place and a retreat, but also be
cause under the present arrangement
them is not sufficient room for an or
dinary household there. When Presi
dent Aithur desired to cntertuin
friends, he was obliged to send them
to a hotel at nihl ; aud it is under
stood, and is piobably true, that not
all tho servants could be accommoda
ted under thu Whito Houso roof. In
Mr. Lincoln's time tho great apartment
into which callers wero ushered and
tho smaller ono now used by tho pri
vate secretary were taken from thu
household either to free the President
from daily and frequent exposure to
bostilo persons in tho streets or for
somo reason that is probably non-existent
Beginning Eeforra at Home-
Tho author of Mr. R. B. Hayes' fa
mous scrap books is no moro He was
tho first victim of tlio reform axe at
the White House. For eight years,
with a big pair of shears in his good
right hand and a pasto pot on his left,
he has clipped and clipped, and pasted
and pasted, in season and out of sea
son. Ho was from Ohio of course.
Mr. Hayes imported him. His name
was Morton. It was Morton's duty to
cut out of tho newspapers that reached
tho White Houso comments on tho Ad
ministration and pasto them in his
books. Ho blistered his fingers in tho
ecrvico of Hayes, for that great egg
farmer was bound to get hold of some
thing good about himself, and every
rural newspaper in the laud had to bo
searched for it. Morton's duties in
thoso days mado the oflico no sinecure.
For four long years ho pasted up the
handsome volumes, paid for out of tho
contingent fund, which aro now so
much admired by visitors to tho Ro
treat of Fraud at Freemont, Saudusky
county, Ohio. In the brief term of
Garfield tho Whito Houso exchange
editor continued to ply his shears un
disturbed. When Gen. Arthur suc
ceeded to tho tenanoy of tho White
House ho did not change tho order of
things. Ho was in a delicate aud try
ing position and hesitated to make re
movals from motiqes that wero certain
to bo misunderstood. The shears grew
loss industrious, the pasto thickened,
tho scraps went unread, and Mr. Ar
thur mauifested Black interest in jibe
literary remains that wero embalmed
for his supposed benefit.
Mr. Cleveland had been iu the
Whito House about two days when ho
discovered a desert waste of newspa
pers stacked up.
"Where in the world do all those
newspapers como from," ho inquired.
"They aro regularly ordered, sir,"
was iho reply. "Those that do not
como free aro paid for out of thu con
"That must bo stopped,1' said tho
President, quickly. "I will select tho
newspapers I wish to take and pay for
The natural senueuee of this conver
sation was that Jar. Hayes' scrap book
compiler fell in tho way of Col. La
mom's axe, and a snug berth, paying
eighteen hundred a yoar, was abolish
ed. Two other clerks, also from Ohio,
wero retired at the eamo time, Sic J,
S. Bolway and Mr. O. L. Judd. The
latter was a telograph operator at Men
tor, and was brought hero by Provi
dent Garfield. Col. Lamont expools to
get along with fivo clerks instead of
the nine hen tot uro employed.
Tlo horse, sajs a wnur, taunct
jump more than 27 ieet.
A Veteran's Story,
"I was in Washington in 1812 t and
while visiting over in Alexandria in
that year I saw the first troops called
out to fight tho British as they entered
Washington to lie armed. 1 remem
ber it as well ns if it had been yester
day, for I stood on tho street as tho
boys marched by with beatinn drums
aud flying banners. Vnhingtoir was
a straggling little town then, and Alex
andria was ono ol thu great cities ot iho
J. ho speaker was Col. o. D. Betton,
now of Cuthbert, Georgia, but recently
of Butler connly, Alabama. Ho stood
nnd talked to a reporter for an hour at
the Union Depot recently, and his con
vocation was most interesting. Bel
ton is Rcventy-nino years old, and is
still hale and hearty, ns spry ns a boy
"I went with Lafayotto to Fmiee in
182.V continued tho old gentleman.
"How well I remember it. Wo sailed
In the Frigate Brandywinc from tho
mouth of tlio Potomac river, Septem
ber 11, 1825. Thero wero forty-two
officers on board, and I can tell you
their names and their fate what "bo-
camo of each of them. Oh, wo had a
big timo then.
"In riding on horseback from Slil-
ledgcville, Georgia, to Hartford, Con
necticut, once I traveled sixty-five
miles iu one day and stopped at a big
wedding, where we danced all night.
I went to school in Milledgevillo in
1817 with 1 08 boys and girls, aud of
that number onlv tbreo are living to
day. I can give you tho names of all
tho people living in Mtlkdgevillo at
that time, diatingui-diing between
males and females."
Colonel Betton was a stockholder in
tho first railroad enterprise ever inau
gurated in this countiy the Baltimore
and Ohio, in 1827. He was then in
Washington, and subscri1 ed for stock
at tlio very outset nf tho enterprise.
Now there aro 125,000 miles ot rail
road iu the United States.
Colonel Beltun was un officer in the
United States Navy somo fifty odd
years ago. He is a wondetfiilly well
preserved old gentleman. He says :
"I never had any pains at all. I am
perfectly well, ami have worked liko a
slave all ihe year." And with that he
held up bis hands to show that they
had become horny from work. He is
just as jolly and full of fun as any boy,
and bids fair to livo to bo a hundred
yeats old. Montgomery Advertiser.
Chimes and How They are Rung,
Bells may bo rung in two ways ;
first, by swinging them with a rope
and wheel ; and secondly, by striking
them either upon the outside or inside
with hammers, tho bell ittelf being sta
tionary. In England tho former meth
od of ropo aud wheel was almost uni
versally adopted, requiring a man for
each bell. From this method wo get
that interesting and peculiarly English
kind of chime music known as tho
"changes," which gavo England tho
name of the Ringing Island. In Bel
gium, however, tho stationary method
was used. Clriues played in this man
ner were rung by ono person nnd
oallcl cirillons, becanso tho Italian
quadriglio, or quadrille, "a dreary
kiud ot daneo music," was the first
over played upon them. To play upon
carillons tho performers used an in-tru-ment
known as the "clavecin," a kind
of rough key-board arrat ged iu semi
tones. Each ky was connected by
wiro or rope with a hammer, which
struck the bell whon a sharp blow was
given the key with a gloved fist. This
machine was neea-sarily extremely
crude nt first ; and, einee'ehimes havo
never played half so well as in the
days of this invention, it is all tho
greater wonder that tho art ever pro
gressed at all. Recently some great
masterpieces in cbimo music havo bten
found, which were composed and play
ed at Louvaiu in tho latter half of the
last centurj by tho most skilful and
wonderful chimcr who ever lived, Mat
thias van den Gheyn. No ono in Eu
rope or America can now bo found
who is ablo to play this music, which
rivals in tho depth and subtlety of its
composition some of tho finest woiks
of Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, nonce
tho inferouce is that tho art of playing
carillons has sadly declined, with small
prospect of over recovering tho lost
Waking at Will,
A business man says for years he
has been iu thu habit of waking him
self nt any hour ho wished simply by
impressing upon his mind before going
to sleep the fact thnt ho must awako at
that time, and saying further that hu
seldom varies fivo minutes from tho
moment which ho had assigned him
self. We havo a very distinct recol
lection of many instances in which we
havu ourselves tried tlio experiment
with success, and at one time, when it
was necessary for a considerable -wri.
od for us to wako on certain days of
the week at a very early hour, to'tako
tho first train to iho place where our
services wero then net ded, wo hnd an
opportunity of then studying the cir
cumstances under which this peculiar
species of self-control most easily ex
ercised. During thu period wo found
no difficulty in waking regularly with
in about fivo minutes of the time nec
essary to enable us to reach the train
comfortably, although for a portion of
tho time this involved getting up long
before daylight ; but wo discovered
also that in older to wako with pre
cision at tho right moment and to rest
quietly until it arrived, it was necessa
ry to look at our watch just beforo go
ing to sleep. If wo neglecitd this pre
caution wo wero apt to sleep uneasily,
waking first an hour or moro before
the proper time, and allowing ourselves
iu eousequenco only short naps after
ward until the minute arrived for get
ling up. Whatever part of our mind
it might havo been that took chatuu of
waking us seemed to begin its ontint of
tho hours fiom the timo at which wo
composed ourselves to sleep, and if wo
did not inform ourselves of this our
conscious reckoning was correspond
ingly uncertain and tho eCort to wake
vague, but if we took it clear ucto of
thu timo in tho evening wo could sleei
peacefully through tho whole of tho
allotted interval, sure to bo aroused at
or near Its expiration.
It Is injurious for a man to smoko
who always borrows a cigar and a
match. Tho injury is ooofitied princi
pally to to his friendi.
Ten Serious Mistake!.
It is a mistako to labor when yon
nro not in a fit condition to do so.
To concludo thnt tho smallest room
in tho house is largo enough to sleep
To think that tlio moro a person eats
the healthier and stronger no will be
come. To tako off proper clothing out of
season because you havo become heat'
To imagino that if a little work or
exercise is good violent or prolonged
oscrciso is better.
To think that a nostrum of patent
medicine is a specific for all diseases
that flesh is heir to.
To go to bed at midnight and rise
at day break nnd imagino that ovcry
hour taken from Fleep is an hour gain
od. To believe that children can do as
much ns grown people and that the
moro hours tbey study tho more thoy
To cat as if you had only a minuto
to finih your meal or to eat without
appetite, or to continue eating after it
has been satisfied merely to satisfy the
To imagino that whatever remedy
causes onu to feel immediately better
as nlcholio stimulants is good for the
system without regard to aftor ef
Deaf Left Ears
"Will you bo good enough to let me
walk at your other side )" said a gen
tleman to a companion with whom he
was crossing tho City Hall rark. 1
am deaf in my left ear, and 1 have
been trying for fivo minutes to get to
your left side, so that I might hear
what you say: but you seem to have
been endeavoring to prevent me."
"Why, ot course i nave, was tho
reply. "I; too, am deaf in tho loft ear,
and if wo chango sides I conld not
hear a word yon said."
lioth gentlemen looked astonished,
nnd went on their way laughing.
"l hero is nothing unusual in such
an experience, said a Mow l ork au
rist. "Tho left car is peculiarly liable
to deafness or partial loss of bearing.
An immense number of persons rely
wholly, or in a great measure, upon
the right ear to do tho duty of two,
and it very soon becomes trained to
fully bear the pressure placed npon it.
l'ersons who havo been long deprived
of the bearing of tho left ear, can us
ually hear sounds at a distance tar
more distinctly than thoso whoso hear
ing is divided between two ears, owing
to the peculiar sharpness acquired by
the solitary organ, which is seldom
sympathetically affected. The only in
cor.venicnco l" know of in tho loss of
hearing by tho left car, is when one is
walking with a lady, or driving a
friend in a buggy, or otherwiso so sit
uated that you caunot easily get
your sonud ear toward them. But for
a constant traveller, such as a drum
mer, such nu affliction is invalua
ble. No noise in a hotel can keep
him awako at night. He has only to
pres his good ear to the pillow, and
what can disturb him )" New York
Why he Left
"Why did you leave your last place)''
was asked of "the man who had applied
for the position of coachman aud an
nounced himself without a fault.
"Farailv went to Europe, sir."
"Ye, but the horses weio left be
hind." "So they were, sir, and so was the
"Did you hae a fuss with the
"Well, sir sho's a very capable per
son, but no lady, Sho wanted to dress
up ol an evening and havo me drive
her out and let her put on the style of
the missus; but when I desired to give
a billiard party, what did sho do but
kick about serving up the luncheon 1
As I said, sir, she s a handy meat and
pa-dry cook, but no lady, and so I left."
Detroit Free Jress.
Not so Big as He Thought.
A bright littlo fellow, about thiee
years of age, was very anxious to go
to walk with his father.
"No, said tho latter, "you can't goi
you'to too little.''
"Oh, no, papa," ho said stoutly, I'm
a big boy,"
"All light," said his father, "como
On the way homo tho littlo fellow
becamo tired, aud wauted his father to
"I thought you wero a big boy )"
said his father pretooding, to sneer.
"I was a big boy when I started
out," he said, "but I'm a littlo boy
Ho was carried the rest of the way.
"I think a man who will smoko in a
car with ladies is no gentleman," said
ouu lady to another in a Madison street
Tho man across the aisle paid no at
ttcntion to tho cutting remark, but Bent
whiff on whiff iu tho direction of tho
"Graoious )" remarked the other la
day coughing distressingly, "it is dread
ful lo breathe the nasty stuff into our
lungs ibis way."
"Conductor ," called tho first lady,
"will you make tho beast over thero
stop smoking )"
"Bless ye, ma'um, ho hain't smok
ing. That's 'is breath yo see."
"I havo known people," said Griggs
by, "who livo to dio of old age, and
wero never moro than fifty miles away
from homo during their whole lives."
"Yes; so have 1," said TompkinB.
"I don't understand how people can
be content to livo in that way."
"On, they don't mind it. Been rais
ed to keep close to tho home roost, . and
never had any desire to roam. I'vo
seen people myself, who never even
saw a button."
"Oh, get out."
"Yes, I have."
"In blind asylums." Chicago Ltd
Several young girls havo been an-
point station agents in Minnesota, and
engineers are kieping a sharp lookout
i lor misplaced switches.