Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, July 21, 1881, Image 2

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Tha Liir(c*t, Cheapest and Bet Paper
From th Nw York ObNrrer.
Third (Juiirh'r,
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Central Truth: —Faith tho condition
of acceptable service as well as of sal
The call of Moses, and his response
to the divine summons, was our last
topic ; and close upon it follows that of
to day.
From so great a task as that assigned
him he drew buck. He plead personal
unworthiness. Then he would know by
what mime God would be known to his
people. The Lord patiently replied to
his questionings and removed his ditli
cutties as we have already seen.
Moses was then directed to go to
Egypt, and make known to Israel,
through their elders, Hod's good pur
pose concerning them, lie is assured
that they will hearken to his voice,
l'haroah will refuse to let the people
go. So reasonable a request as that
they may go a three day's journey into
the wilderness to otter a sacrifice, will
be denied. Nor will he yield until the
land shall be sorely smitten and his
stubborn will is broken. Israel shall
then go out, not so much by the King's
consent us with triumph, and laden
with the spoil of victors.
Moses still shrinks from the under
taking, and starts a new difficulty. The
people will be incredulous; it is forty
years since he went into exile; they do
not know him. To meet this plea he
is empowered to work three miracles,
well suited to confirm his own faith
and to prove both to Israel and to
i'harouh his divine commission. Vet,
again, Moses drew back. A leader
should be "eloquent," able to kindle
enthusiasm, and he is "slow of speech
and of a slow tongue." And again (lod
replied with patience, and assured him
of divine and all-sutticicnt aid. Here,
finally, the deep reluctance of Mo-es
came out in the plea that, after all,
another may be sent. I'pon this the
anger of the Lord was kindled against
him. Nevertheless he still bore with
the great weakness of his servant, and
now at last announced that he should
not go alone. Aaron "can speak well."
He shall be his helper. Already he is
on his way to meet Moses in the wil
This brings us to the opening words
of tho present lesson.
The story uow goes hark a little. It
starts with tho call of Aaron. Wonder
ful indeed are the ways of God ! I n
der his guidance "all things work to
gether." Kgypt and the wilderness are
equally under his eye. Aaron there
and Moses here are both being prepared
for the same work. The same hand
leads them. In due time they meet.
The signs which are now done by
Aaron aie those to which allusion has
already been made. He sjeaks for
Moses, and acts tor him. The statT of
Moses was to be thrown upon the
ground, when it should become a ser
pent, causing him to draw back : then
he should take it by the tail, and it
should become again a statf. He should
put his hand into his bosom, and tind
it leprous as snow, and then, putting it
into his bosom again, he should find it
restored. Ho should pour water from
the Nile upon the ground, and it should
become blood. 80 it was Hone.
Concerning these miracles it is to be
noticed that, so far as appears from the
Scripture record, they were the first j
ever wrought bv the agency of man. ,
This is altogether remarkable. The
oldest books o( other religions are full
of man-wrought marvels, both trivial
and grotesque. Not one such is record
ed in patriarchal Hible history. When
miracles, by human agency, do appear,
it is that they may serve a great and
worthy end. The Church of God i
now to enter upon its first great conflict
with tho world. It is needful that her
leader should bear credentials attesting
his divine commission. Such was the
first purpose of these miracles. They
were "medicine applied to the dejected
soul of the great prophet," while to i
Israel and to l'haroah they were signs
of the divine presence and power—
—cheering to the one, appalling to the
The effect of the signs upon Israel
was just what had been promised : "All :
the people believed." Hut Pharoab's
heart, as had been predicted, was only
hardened. Thus the same gracious in
terpositions have in all times been to
some "savors of life unto life," and to
others "savors of death unto dCath."
There is, at first glance, an appearance
possibly of shrewd policy, if not of de
ception, in the particular request ad
dreaaed to Pbaroah, It was tor leave
to go a three days' journey into the
wilderness to hold a religious feast, the
real intention being that they should
never return. Hut, plainly, God had
no need of strategy or deception. He
had no lack of resources or power. The
purpose no doubt was to make obedi
ence on I'haroal 'a part morn easy.
Had he accecded to the first and small
er request, the next and lsrger would
have been less difficult. This is ever
God's way. To-day he sets before us
to-day's duty. This prepares us for
that of to morrow. Life is unfolded
step by step, hour by hour. Such is
the wisdom and grace of (iod. He con
descends to our weakness.
All this help us to see the great wick
edness of Pharoah in his response to
the divine command. That command
was just; It was by no means extrava
gant or bard. It was by the lips of a mi
raculously accredited messenger. Only
the most determined unbelief oould
have so shut its eyes upon the clearest
evidence, and have impiously demand
ed, "Who is the Lora, that I should
obey his voice?" It was a terrible ex
hibition of the daring of human prido
and of tho dccoitfulncM of bin.
1. It is God's way to anticipate the
difficulties of his servants. He fore Moses
had uttered his plea of weakness and
insufficiency, Aaron was already on his
way to be his helper,
2. In work for God, two are often
better than one. Companionship is
strength. Few feelings are so depress
ing as the sense of isolation. Fspecial
ly iH this true when the work is great
and foes are many. The Saviour sent
out the seventy two by two. Kven
prayer is more sure of answer whero
two are agreed in its utterance.
3. -Kvery man's first duty and privi
lege is to believe the divine Word. It
was his unbelieving fear which made
the obedience of Moses so slow. It was
their faith which made the divine bless
ing on God's people sure. It was his
proud unbelief which brought final and
utter ruin upon l'haroah. "He that be
lieveth shall he saved." "Without
faith it is impossible to pleaae God."
4. Nor is there anything so rational
as faith in God and in his Soil .Jesus
Christ. He does not always perform
miracles to confirm his words, but he
does furnish sufficient evidence to jus
tify belief.
fi. Contempt of God and indifference
to the toils and painaof fellow men have
a common roof. Hotb are products of
selfishness. They go often together.
ti. The tendency of wealth and power
are to intensify selfishness and harden
the heart.
7. Godless men see neither beauty
j nor profit in the worship of God. Time
thus spent is thought to ho wasted,
which is another confirmation of the
saying that "spiritual things are spirit
ually discerned."
5. The servant of God need never
greatly wonder if his motives and con
I duct are misunderstood and misrepre
sented. <ur Saviour did not escape
false accusations.
1 AI'HE.
Mr. George William Curti-, when
asked "To what do you attribute the
attempt <ui the President's life," re
plied :
I think that it grows out of party
spirit inflamed to white heat. It is
not the work of any particular faction,
hut it is tin- spirit of faction which
really loaded the pistol that was fired
at the President. That spirit i- pro
moted by nothing so much as what is
culled thu "spoil* system." Kveryhody
who takes part in the canvass feels
that he is entitled to an office; and
that conviction will easily u|tset light
headed and unprincipled men ; a>-a—
sinalion is the mutual con-equcuce.
The Syracuse Daily ( 'ourirr, I lent., >
July 4, sav:
This dastardly assault —which may
yet prove successful —tin the life of
the nation's Chief Magistrate i- an
outcome of our wretched spoils sys
tem. It is time for the |x-opleof the*e
I uitcd Slates to stop and consider
whether a system which monopolizes
three-fourths of the time of our execu
tive head and make- hint a subject of
the concentrated wrath of those who
do not succeed is n't better ale dished.
W'e shall be greatly surprised if Guit
ran's mad attempt on Pre-ident < >ur
fteld'a life shall not create a loud de
mand for revision of our civil service.
The £wiiny I'o-I comment- on the I
situation at Albany as follows:
The Stalwart- are not prepared to
surrender in this way to the will of ,
the majority of which they prated so
loudly when tHey were eager to hold
a caucus. They still stuhlxirnly refuse
to yield to an overwhelming public
opinion, in their party a- well as out
side of it. When ix weeks ago they
found themselves in a minority they
resolved to obstruct proceedings ami
to wait for something to turn up. The
thirty at Albany, handed together in
the same manner as the three hundred
and six at Chicago, looked to llliiclier
or night for relief —liluchor in the form
of some lurky event which might
break the Half-Breed forces, night in
the form of adjournment n* a last re
sort. They are still waiting for some
thing to turn up. They are now
watching for the death of the Presi
dent a* their sole remaining hope in
the desperate situation. With a new
administration in power they believe
that it will not lie neeos-ary to ad
journ, and they exfiect that tin* Hall-
Breed column will he shattered.
The Buffalo Courier (I)etn.) says :
Should the report that the aa<as*in
who attempted to take Mr. Garfield's
life is a disappointed office-seeker prove
true, the President would appear to
be the victim of that vile and infa
mous s|Mils system which is the dis
grace of the Government and deserves
the execration of llie American peo
pie. In a different sense the Presi
dent —like many of his predecessors—
had been a victim of that system IHV
fore he had been struck by a felon's
bullet. It had degraded the greatest
office in the world ; it had made a
grievous burden of the highest honor
that ran be conferred hy the suffrages
of a free people. The blow which a
murderer's hand can inflict upon the
Government is significant when com
pared with the injury wrought on our
national life hy the constant opera
tions of the spoils system. The bul
lets which, as there is at this writing
reason to hope, failed to destroy the
President's life ought to annihilate R
system which, since the abolition off
slavery, has become the greatest men
ace to tho preservation of freeVhstitu-
J lions and popular government. If
President Darlicld, after his restora
tion to health, should assume the part
which becomes his position and is in
accord with his best convictions, lie
will receive encouragement and sup
port from all quarters.
The New York Tivu •*, commenting
011 the assassination, moralizes as fol
lows :
Is there nothing in our political
methods calculated to bring forth
from the possibilities of madness and
of villainy that pervade the country
the impulse to strike at the visible
head of authority which is so easy to
reach? Lvcry time a new President
comes into office a crowd is attracted
to Washington, made up of persons
seeking appointments. A large por
tion of these must of necessity be dis
appointed. Among them are likely
to he some of the many liable to men
tal disorder and morbid impulse, and
the experience they undergo is calcu
lated to urge them to the worst of
which they are capable. Who shall
venture to say that the process of of
- lice-tilling as at present conducted i*
not precisely adapted to evolve just
such assassins as tliistluitcau f
If we take the most charitable view
j of the crime of Saturday ; if we say
' that nothing could be further from the
wish of the most passionate and preju
diced of partisans; if we say that no
probable exigency of the future would
suggest to any political faction the
promotion of its ends by such hideous
means; if we allow, even, that Dui
teau was an irresponsible lunatic, with
no motive or conscious pur|sse, still
the facts will remain that lie was at
tracted to Washington by the hope of
office; that he wasdisap|siiiited in hi*
quest, and tfiut he gave evidence of a
belief that he served the pur|s-e of a
political faction hv hi* horrible net.
If we had a rational system for tilling
vacant offices, and if the accession of
a new President gave no oceosion for
unusual changes in the ranks of the
public service, the armv of office
seeker, with its |Missiblc lunatics and
potential asa*siu*, would not exist.
If our tsditieal contests wi re conduct
ed without exciting the baser and
and more violent passions of men,
they would he less likely to produce
di-ordered brains and unbridled im
pul-e-. It i- generally admitted that
the national character has improved
rather than degenerated in tie* years
that are past. The general level of
intelligence and of moral tone i- cer
tainly not lower than a gent ration ago,
and yet the a*|x riiy of our political
conflicts ha- increased. Slander, abuse,
corruption, and all evil devices have
been used more aud more for the pur
|n-c of securing party or |wr- nal
ends in |Militic. The reason is not
far to seek. It brings us again to tie*
-vstcni of office-filling which nink*-
tiie public service the goal of the
-ordid and the self-seeking, and creates
a competition in the race that rouses
cupidity, jealousy, hate, nod all the
evil passions of men. So long as we
continue to make political madmen we
arc liable to have political assassins.
TIIK s|*OII * M-Tm Ml *T BR swr cT I# ir.
The Philadelphia Ewiing TtEgram
Rep. 1 says:
There never was anything more
certain than that if the spoils system
is not swept away or placed within
safer bounds that it will sweep away
all jstpular rights.
THE crri'T.
The New York Sun diagnoses pop
ular sentiment as follows :
The brutal attempt upon the Presi
dent's life ha- produced consequence*
very different from those anticipated
bv the crazy nssassin. In the first
place the President is still alive, with
well-grounded hope* of his complete
recovery; and in the second place, he
is at this hour the most popular man
iu America, and if he lives he will, for
some time nt lea-t, Ik* much more in
fluential than he could have IM<CII had
those shots never been fired. The
murder of Mr. Lincoln filled the peo
ple with rage, and intensified the al
ready partisan feelings of the time.
Thus it postponed the day of peace
and restoration until a long serb* of
desperate party battles had Iveen
fought out. Hut this effect upon Pres
ident (inrlield ha* had an effect pre
cisely opposite. While it sent a thrill
of horror through the country, it has
excited no political resentment. On
the contrary, party divisions seem for
the moment to have disappeared l>e
fore this bloody deed and all feel it
alike, and all postpone every other
public consideration in nnxiety for the
life of the President.
When (Jen. Garfield rises from the
bed upon which he now lies, he will be
the object of much less partisan ani
mosity than he was before, and will, in
fact, have the opportunity of making
an entirely new departure in his Ad
The Baltimore Sun says :
The iS'un has already had occasion
to point out the connection between
(tuiteau's attempt to assassinate the
President and our vicious civil service
system. The necessity of radically
reforming that system is at this time
up|>ernuMit in the public mind. The
dange,r to the President from the re
action wrought in the mind of an ex
pectant and finally bitlerlv disap
pointed applicant for office, filled with
an idea of his paramount claims to be
handsomely provided for, has never
been so thoroughly considered as it ii
at the present time.
Krom tli" Oafllff Tliiion.
Mr. Ia wiH, in I*2o, wan in practice
ils a solicitor at Cardiff. Ho lias a
very extensive connection, and became
engaged in the litigation pending l '""
estate of Col. Viney Kvaus, uncle of
Miss KvaiiH of Devonshire. With this
•*tuto Benjamin Disraeli was also in
some way conuecteii. Mr. I)iraeli's
great ambition was to become u mem
ber of Parliament. Being 011 intimate
terms with Wyndham Is wis, who was
known in Kent as the "Welsh Jew,"
owing to his great wealth, Mr. Ix-wis
took him by the hand and promised to
secure his return with him lor Maid
In all probability Lord Beaconsfield
owed the high political position which
he attained to the introduction which
the accident of a lawsuit gave him to
Wyndutn Lewis. Tin. 1 author of" Viv
ian < rey" would not have probably
been known to the political world but
for this. Mr. I yew is was a man of
considerable wealth, and this was the
keystonc to success with almost everv
coUHtituency at that time. He was
churmcd bv the power of languagc
whieh Mr. Disraeli then |sie.*i*d.
i he Maidstone election cost Wyudam
Lewis over <.'20,000, hut he had prom
ised to carry Mr. Disraeli in, and he
kept his word. Mr. Disraeli did the
speaking part of the business, while
Mr. Iscwis iouud the money. Mr.
Ixwis was no orator, and, though
proud of the title M. I'., lie did not.
take much interest in |>olitics|
lb- was a quiet sharp business man,
and took a pleasure in hunting, shoot
ing, etc., and it is said that in one of
the-e hunting pnrlic- he met with Ml--
Mary Ann Kvans, of Branford SJM ke,
Devonshire, and who ultimately !>••-
came Mrs. Jy-wis. Neither Captain
John Lvans, K. N., nof his brother,
to whom Mi-s Lvaiis was heir-at-law,
l>os-< --ed any considerable property,
and though there were some law pro
ceeding's in connection with it the re
suit was not one that added very ma
terially to Mr. Lewi-'* gnat fortune.
On Mr. Isewis ceasing to represent
Cardiff lie |M*nt the great portion of
his time at his almost palatial resi
dence, (irosvenor Date, lyuidou. The
Heath wa- also part of hi- property,
and the e w-re numerous other -tat< -
belonging to him in the county, the
income troni which enabled him to live
in a style of luxury surpassed only by
a few.
L >ng before the Maidstone < lection
Mr. Disraeli was an almost constant
visitor nt (irosvenor Date. In early
life Mr*. Ijewis was much attached
to tti-hionahle sisciety, attending dur
ing the summer a series of excursions
or pleasure parties, pici)i<>, etc.. and
in the winter a succession of balls
and parties, and wlum Mr. Lewis's
health prevented him from accnm
panving lor Mr. Disraeli became her
cavalier. She was also a politician,
and was pn-ent at the Maidstone elec
tion, where resided some of her friends.
Mr. is-wi-'s health broke down short
ly after this election, and he only ap
■xand in Parliament a few titucs.
The whole of the Welsh estates wire
willed to his brother, hut lie settled on
them a rent charge of to le paid
annually to his widow during her life.
Mr. Is wis died at his residence in
I/>ndon, in March, 1 *■'&, and Mr.
Disraeli married Mrs. ly wis in S p
tcnilx r, 1 *.'.
Mrs. Disraeli was a totally different
lady from Mrs. Ixwi*. Surrounded
by different associations, all the gay
frivolities of her younger days were
laid aside, and it is stated that she
wa* often consulted by him on politi
cnl questions, and that she also assist
ed him materially in his literary ca
rcer. ( 'lie evening she returned home
to (irosvenor (iate. It was during the
time of the great political cri-is which
preceded the resignation of Mr. Dis
raeli's administration. I/ml Mayo
had that evening called to see the
Premier, who was, however, alisent.
Lord Mayo, who was on very intimate
terms with Mr. Disraeli, walked in
and waited for him. While waiting
lie fell asleep, and he wa* awakened
by some one coming behind his chair
and kissing his forehead. It was
Beaconsfield, who had thought that
the sleeper was her husband.
Tilt: goodness nnd greatness of men
comes oftener from the mothers than
the fathers. In families where there
is a female influence, a happy home is
looked for. There are few exceptions,
if morality and intelligence prevail
at the hearth. Woman, does not,
however, always receive her due meed
of praise. Her work is done quietly
ami unostentatiously, and when a son
riw* to distinction, by tracing hack
his history, it will nearly always be
found that his first lessons were de
rived from the female side of the
house, whether they came from a
mother, a sister, nn aunt, or some dis
tant relative of the family. < >ur pres
idents, we believe without a single ex
ception, made this their boasts.
A QtJAKKR maiden of sixty accept
ed nn offer from a Presbyterian elder,
and being remonstrated with by a
delegation of Friends appointed to
wait upon her, for marrying out of
the meeting, she replied : "Iok here!
I've been waiting just sixty years for
the meeting to marry me; and If the
meeting don't want me to marry out
of it, why dou't the meeting bring
along its young raeu V
M.dm I-trrn.putxl.nc,, N.W Vrk World.
AH the tch-graph hit- already told
you, ;i horrible accident occurred on
the Morelon Railroad near Cuautla.
this route bad I men inaugurated only
three days I•<*!i>r<- the disaster. The
1 resident and highest government of
ficial* went by invitation of the com
pany to tlm terminus at the town of
< 'uautla, and in order to honor the
distinguished party General Paeheco,
Governor of the federal District, went
out three hundred soldiers, under the
command of five officers. As the rail
road company hud not a sufficient
number of ears to accommodate the
multitude of people who went to (,'u
autla, only one hundred soldiers re
turned to Mexico on the 20th instant,
and on the 2-d instant a train was
made up consisting of, first, a passen
ger car lor the officers and passengers;
secondly, five platform cars (such as
are used for cattle in the I nited States i
and in these were placed one hundred
soldiers and thirty-seven "soldadcras"
(wives who are by law jmriiiitted to
accompany the tr<si|>- Pi cook and
wash for them;; thirdly, a sixth plat
form ear, laden with eighty barrels of
alcohol; fourthly, another ear, filed
with lime. At the rear was a second
locomotive. This train left ('uautla
at ti.JO o'clock in the evening. In the
course of half nn hour a terrible thun
der storm commenced, but as this is
the "rainy season" it excited no atten
tion. About nine o'clock I\ M. the
engineer of the forward engine said to
the lieutenant colonel in command of
tin troops: "As the route is new I
fear the read-bed may be washed out
in sonic place- by this heavy rain and
the temjsirarv w<ioden bridge- may be
unsafe. We bad better return to ('u
antla and wait until morning." The
colonel replied: "I have received or
der- to report in Mexico! itv early to
morrow morning; you must go on."
The engineer then proceeded slowlv
and cautiously. When within a tew
vaid- of a new bridge, called "Juan
Antonio," which - panned a barranca a
deep ravine i in tbe Malpai-, lie stopped
and got off tbe engine for tie- purpose of
examining the bridge, although it was
supported by stone piers. The colonel
commanding immediately sprang from
hi- ear and demanded to know why
the train had U-eii st<>p|s-d. The en
gineer again expr>--*d his fear- of the
recently eoii-truet<il bridge-. The sol
dier-, who had Ic-ard tbe former'-on
ver-ation Is-twc'ti their < oinmander
and the engineer, sceim-d to be panic
-tricken and eomim need jumping ti "in
the platform car*. 11 officer-, dread
ing a complete de-eill"in, tro d to allay
their fear-, but '|uit'- a uumlxr e-. ap
ed under cove r of the('imtiu rian dark
iii-ss. At b-ngtb, however, order wa
restored, and the men seat* d them
selves in sulb n silence, tbe soldadcras
calling on the "Gn at Mother" for pro
tection, and cowering down again in
the cars. Then the lieutenant colouel,
placing hir pistol near the < ngim-er's
ioa 1 and ordering two subaltern offi
cer- to take charge of the two firemen,
mounted the engine with the engineer
and repeating, "I'll blow your brains
out if you stop again," compelled the
iKor fellow to put the train in motion.
No guard had been stationed at the
bridge nor had even a lamp been
placed there; the heavy freshet had
brought down debris which had press
ed again-t the two piers and carried
them off; the headlight of the engine
shone only upon the rails which re
mained, and the engineer being una
ble to H* that these steel threads were
unsupported the train instantly plung
ed into the abyss, precipitating its
human freight into the foaming water.
The ravine being narrow the cars were
piled on each other, crushing and
mangling all. Then the eighty barrel
of alcohol rolled out, many breaking
open a. they fell; next tbe lime pour
ed over the victims, and finally came
an additional horror. As the rear en
gine was dragged into the ravine its
live coals fired the alcohol, and in a
few seconds this agonizing ma— of
humanity wa- enveloped in tlamcs.
Imagine their sufferings!
A gentleman who escaped from the
wreck of the fir-t car said to me last
night: "Dante's description of hell
conveys hut a faint idea of the horrors
I witnessed. The thunder peals seem
ed to me like the voice of an inexora
ble fate, the fortunes of that doomed
mass of human beings were made so
distinct, first bv the flames of the al
cohol and afterwards by the flashes of
lightning that my soul sickened. . I
managed to clamber up the sides of the
ravine nnd could only prav : 'Christ,
pitv them,' and then I fainted."
The list of the dead, o far as offi
cially known to this date, is 1 (HI sol
diers, twenty-six soldadcras, (hree offi
cers, four passengers, five children, two
firemen of the first engine and the en
gineer of the last locomotive. The
wounded number sixty-nine. Strange
ly euough, the engineer of the first
locomotive and the lieutenant colonel,
who were the first to plunge into the
ravine, are loth saved ami neither is
seriously wounded. They are both to
day in prison.
U.MrLOY thy time well, if thou
meanest to gain leisure; and since
thou art not sure of a minute, throw
not away an hour. Incisure is time for
doing something useful ; this leisure
the diligent man will obtain, hut the
lazy man never; for a life of leisure
aua a life of laziness arc two things.
lIOW Till! MHI. Willi EI/H'KIJ WITH A I OA' lI
y t'/ut A MJU tfard Isttir.
'J bo romantic story of tbe elope
ment of Miss Nellie ilubbar'J,/laugh
tor i>l ex-Gov. Hubbard, with the
family coachrnati, Drank Khepard,
which wont tbo round* of the proa*
two yearn ago, should be supplemented
now by the true story of tbe life of
tin- young inarrioij couple, in order
that tbey may have tbe benefit, rather
t ban it should goabroud that .Sbepard 4
himself wa, indeed, no shiftless u fel
low that be could not provide for tbe
support of a wife. *
Soon after tbe marriage Hhepanr
! and bin wife went to board with bis
! brother in this city, and Nellie occa-
Hionally went to her father's to nee her
I mother and sisters ; but it wan under
stood that under no consideration
would her husband ever In* allowed to
darken tbe doom of tbe Hubbard
. mansion. Meantime Sbepard obtain*
<*d employment as a salesman in a re
-1 tail boot und shoe spire, and there be
1 remained for about three months, ami
then both himself and wife disappear
ed, and all sorts of rumors became
current as v> their whereabouts. One
wa> that Nellie bad left biro and
going to I'.urojie with h<-r father and
Misters, and that she bad left her bus
band for good. None of these stories
roe above tbe dignity of pure inven
Hiepard ha- an uncle living in Mid
dlelown, this State, named John Wil
i liarns, who has for many years been
connected witb a flourishing manufac
turing concern and ha- made a large
amount of money, which he ha- care-
I fully salteri away. He is worth cer
tainly a clean fIOO/SK). Moreover,
he married a rich maiden lady a few
year- apt, who ha- enough to take
care of h< r-ell for many long years if
death should remove her husband and
all his ca-h. \\ iliiarus became inter
e-ted in Sbepard after the elopement
to a much greater extent than ever,
being a good deal put out over the
-torn- that I rank wa- not good < trough
f<ir the young lady, and to show that
his sympathy wa- practical he made
a tender of financial supjsirt. Sbep
ard then set about finding busims- to
suit him, and found that lie could
("rin a co-partnership with a well es
tablished livery establi-hmc nt in New
Haven, nnd at once the ready uncle
at Middletown made the necessary de
posit and the bu-inc-- relation waa
| formed ami still goes alotig prospc r
ou-lv. It wa- tiii- m •.< which led to
>liepard's sudden departure,from Hart
ford after he r< tir< d from the shoe
Not only i- the former coachman
doing well in hi- hu-ine*-, but be is
conducting liim-' lf 11k• a man in oth
er ways, and bis wife i- reported to i>e
happy. 81M him frequently driv
ing in her phaeton through the shady
city of elm- am! it i- understood is
kindly received by verv many of her
old friends in New Haven, among
whom are some of the lir-t young
ladies in the place. Once in a while
-lie comes to Hartford and i- noticed
a.- Iwing in perfect health and looking
prettier tlian ever. She keeps up a
; thoroughly stylish appearance, and
ha money enough from her husband
to warrant it. all of which proves that
she is not "living in poverty,"as thou
sands of people all over the country,
who have become interested in her
welfare, will IK* happy to learu.
Kx-Gov, Hubbard intends going to
Kurope with his family this summer,
but Nellie will enjoy herself at the
watering places along tbe shore close
to New Haveu, and possibly by-and-by,
will accompany her husband, when he
gits rich enough, to foreign lands.
| Wheu Uncle John dies ami leaves
Sbepard n fortuue, the coachman may
I like to travel as well a- hi- father-in
law, -*"*
16,000,000 souls, scattered over a ter-
I ritorv about half a- large a- that of
the United States, and is one of the
most favored portious of the earth, for
it has every advantage of soil and
* climate, producing all kinds of fruit
and grain, beside* possessing mines of
gold, silver, iron, copper and coal
I which are almost inexhaustible. Yet
j with all these natural blessings, Mexi
co is one of the poorest countries in
tbe world. It has a national debt of
nlmut #4f0,000,000, which increases
,at the race of $0,000,000 a year. It
spends fifty per cent, of its revenue
for the army, and four per cent, for
its schools.
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THE comet stVikes people very vari
ously, The Princess Anne Maryland'
er says the negroes in Hungry Neck,
Somerset county, Md., are Icarfully
demoralized., and believe the world is
coming to an end presently. Whole
families are "getting religion," nud all
the colored people are eating their
spring chickens in view of such a
general disruption that even the ten
derest rooster will be of no avail here
• ■ -
AJ* epicure is a man who knows
what is good to cat, and who talks
about his food incessantly. All an
epicure needs is bristles, and then he
could be classed at a glance.
A NEW YORK parrot can say 2oQ J
words. When it is remembered that
this is just the length of one of Don
Cameron's speeches it stands forth a*
a phenomenal perfortnauce.
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