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A Gordon's Dit t ug Store, Towanda, Pa.
Towanda, Jo he 20,1875.
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.)011ANN F. BENDER.
Towanda; Pa.. April 18, 1878.
Employed with . M. Hendelman for the past tour
years, begs leave to snnounee to his friends and
the puplic generally Ithat be has rumored to the
Boston 99-Cedt Store, one door south of the First
National Rank, and opened a shop for the repair
of Watches. Clooks. Jewelry. &c. All work war
ranted to give entire satisfaction. (Aprf7S,
J. - YOUNG
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Offlce—second door south of the First National
Bank Main St., up stairs.
11 D.. KINNEY,
Office—Rooms rorinerly ()Coupled by Y. M. C. A
Mewling Room. rjam3C7B.
WILLIAMS & ANGLE,
FlCE.—Forrnerly occupied by Wm. Watkins,
(ogt.ti,l7l Z. J. AWOL,.
Dial AtCy'Brad. Co
MASON &, HEAD,
Towanda, Pa.• Orrice over Bartlett & Tracy, Main-st.
G. F.Masos. [al :7l ARTHUR lICAD.
4 L. L HILLIS
k j . , '
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State Street (4 door& north of Ward House). To'2
H. THOMPSON, ATTORNEY;
AT LAW. WY4I4.CSING, PA. Will attend:
to all business entrusted to bis care la Bradford,
Burnam and Wyoming Counties. OGice with Esq.:
Porter. - (novl9-74.
CI L. LAMB, -
or.mtlectlcras promptly attended to.
JOHN W. MIX,
AT TOR NIT-A.T.LAW AND U. S. Comm! esto:Nni,
TOW A NI4, PA.
omce—NorteSide Public square.
D AMES &,.C4I.II,NOCHAN,
SOUTH SIDE OF WAED HOUSE
cian and Surgeon. • °Mee over 0. A. Black's
rockery gore. •
Towanda, May I. 18711 y.
AI ADILL R CALIFF,
TOW ANDA, PA.
Office to VjeoiPs Bloelc,lrit.door south of the nisi
National hank, up-stairs:. ,
ff. J. MADILL. tjanS-73173 , . J. N.
GRIDLEY & PAYNE,
South side Mercur Block (rooms formerly ceeripled
by Davies & Varnocban),
J AMES WOOD,
" TOWANDA. PA.
ATTOHNEf•AT-LA' AND NOTARY.
Will give crwertil attention'io any business entrust
ed to him. Office with Patrick & Foyle, lover_
Journal Office), Towanda. Pa. (JunerTi.
GEORGE, D. STROUD,
int.o —Wain•st four doors North of Ward House
Practices in Supreme Court
of Pennsylvania and United TOWANDA. PA
-A-TVIR .1 EY-A T. I. A*,
TOW - PA. 7
OVERTON & MERCUR,
ATTORN Kes-aT•La w,
TOWANDA; P. '
Ocoee over Monttuiree Store. • reaYSM
D'A. OVERTON. • RODNEY A. Illziectlß.
- TO.WANDA, PA.
Office over Dayton's Store.
PATRICK et FOYLE;
Iblt It ETS=AT-L AW,
011ee, in Mennen Block.
OZee over Croaa• Boot Store , two doors north of
ravens Loom, Towanda. Pa.. Stay be eaaauiteill
n German. (April 12, 1e.3 - •
€. S. RUSSELL'S
. GENERAL " •
NSURAN . CE AGEN,C, Y
RanAlott. TWANDA, PA.°
VS - GRANO E AGENCY.
RELIABLE AND . TIRE TRIED
arch li t li
OVERTON & SANDERSON,
ATIOIIIIIIIT4T.LAW, . , •
E. cIiAIITON. J. 301111 P. SAADARBoN,
WTB. KELLY, Dawrivr.--Offivi
. over M. E. Rosenfield% Towanda.
Teeth inserted on Gold, Sliver, Rubber, and Al.
osmium base. Teeth extracted without pain.
Oct. 3442. .
Im r lyr.
VD. PAYNE, M. D., '
_ PrtgalClAlf AVID grnotox.
Ocoee aier Montanyea. Store. Ocoee hears'trim 10
to 12, A. 14„, and from 2 to 4, T. J. Special attention
;leen to dtremea of the Eye and Ear.-0et.19.4784f.
10.00 I MOO
DR. T. B. JOHNSON, • •--
- - PIITISICIAR AND
Mare over Dr. Porter & Sotes Drug Eltere.Tominds.
rWANDA INSURANCE AGENCY.
mats Shed opposite the Cobs Holum
W; - S. VINCENT,
FIRST NATII:.VAL BANK,
This Bank offers unusual facilities fOrthe trans•
action of a genii banking business.
JOS. POWELL, President.
. This well-know
tweeted and repair'
tor Is now prepared
tlons to the public, on`
Twatula, Pa., May 2,
(ON TIM trnoPEAN AN,)
CORNER MAIN a WASHINGT X STREETS
This large, commodious and elegantly-Irnlshed
house has just been opened to the travellnepplinc.
The proprietor has spared neither pains nor ex 7
In making his hotel Ilnit-c!ass In all Its appo t
ments, and respectfulirboilclts a share, of poi, le
patronage. MEALS AT ALL HOURS. Tenn:4 ‘
to suit the times. Large stable attached,
WM. Iir.NRT, PitOrnlETOlt.
Towanda, June 7; TAU
ELWELL HOUSE, TOWANDA,
Having leased this house, is now few!, to accom
modate the travelling public. No pains nor.exPenne
will be spared to give satisfaction to those who may
give him a call.
North side of Public ST are.'east of Mercur's
THE CENTRAL HOTEL,
_The undersigned having taken possession
of - the above hotel, respectfully solicits the ',alma
sge of hie old fHends and the puldieftenerally.
QEELEY'S OYSTER BAY AND
kJ EUROPEAN HOUSE..—A few doors soothe!
the Means HOUK*. Board by the day or .week on
reasonable terms. Warm meals sertma at all hours
Oysters at wholesale and halt. .
A UDITOR'S NOTICE.— 'Hiram
.Elshree vs James Ellis and E. W. Ell b.. In
the Court of CoMmon Pleas of Branford Co. No.
OW. September Term, 1877:
The undersigned au Auditor appointed_by the
Court to distribute the fund arising froM he Sher
iff's sale of defendants real estate. will attend to
the duties of hp: appointment at the offiee of
OVERTON Jr.MERCUIt. Iti the Core:telt of To.
wanda, ou ittoN the ttist day of OCTOBER
A. D.. 1878, at 10 o'eleek A. at.. when and
where all persons having eisints against said- fund
must present them, or he ft-over debarred' from
coming in on :said fund. R. A. MEM - Mit.
Towanda, Sept. 19,18-wl, Auditor.
ORPH-ANS' COURT SALE.-By
virtue of en order issued out of the Orpheus'
Court of needful(' Conb*y, the undenigoed, exec
utor of the estate of Jame% Flnerty, late of North
Towanda deceased. will expose to punlie sale Oh
lh.. premises. on WEDNESDAY. the 2.141 day of
OCTOBER. 1:5714. at 10 Web..eh A. si.„ the following
described real elate in said township:
Bounded on the north by lands of Elijah Gran
ger, east by lands formerly owned by the estate of
Dennis McMahon, and now owned by E. T. Fox,
south oy the lands of Mrs. - Catherine A. Brady.
west by lands of John Devine and the public high
way leading from Towatola tlster; contains
about 40 acr s more or Jess. with a framed liouse, I
framed barn, and an orchard of fruit trees thereon.
TERMS OF 5ALE. 7 4200 cowl:, 41,000 on tonne
tuation. balance In two equal anetTl payments.
with Interest from confirmation.
• • E. 4. FOX,
Towanda, Sept. IS, 15713-sw. • Executor.
Jan. 1, MS
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.-By
virtue of an order issued out of the Orphans'
Court of Itradford Connty, the undersigned. *id
minlstratneof the estate of George Horton, late of
She:4l4lin twp, deceased. will elpose to public
sale nn the premises, on SATURDAY, the 19 , 11 day
of OCTOBER, 1878, at 1 o'clock. e. Si.. the follow.
lug described real estate In said township:
Bounded an the north by lands of Thomas Har
vey, east - by lands of .Inlat Horton and H 8 Vancise,
smith by lands of Harlin Horton, west by lands of
Mart in Horton and 11 saac Horton ; contains 50 acres
more or less, shout 40 imp ...tired, with 1 framed
house, I framed barn. I framed wagon bowie, and
nu orchatd of fruit , ireevoherenn.
TERM OF SALE.--trie down, 400 on confirms
' lion , of sale, and the balance Atoll I. 1879. with ap
proved security. RE;UBEN YOUNG,
Bheshequin, Sept. 19, 3878. , Administrator.
TN BANKRUPTCY. District
Court of the United States, for the Wettern
District. of Pennsylvania.
This Is to give notice. That on the 16th day of
September, A.l). Is7B, a warrant in bankruptey
was issued agalbst the estate of Arthur E Clement
of Williamsport and Orlon C. Mills of East Smith
field, In the county of Bradford and State of Penn.
svivania, who have been adjudged bankrupts upon
their own petition ; that the payment of auy debts
and the delivery of any property belonging to such
bankrupts-to them or for their use. and the trans
fer of any property by them are forbidden by law ;
that a meeting of the creditors of said bankrUpta
to prove their delta; and choose no or more
rlgneee of tr elr.estate, Will be held at a Court of
illanklutifey;to be holden at the Herdic House In
the city of Williamsport. Pa, before P. E. Smith.
Esq., Register, on the Ooth day of OCTOBER, A.
D. 1878, at 10 o'clock JOHN HALL.
U. S. Marshal, as Messenger.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 19th, 1878. 17in
ORPHAN'S COURT SALE.-By
1 11,. J virtue of an order boned out of the Orphan's
_Court of Bradford county, the undersigned admin
istrator of the estate of Julia A. Calkins, late of
Burlington borough, deCeared. will expose to pub
lic sale on the premises, on THURSDAY, the 24th
dsy of OCTODF.R. 1878. at 2 o'clock P. sg.. the fol
lowing described real estate in Martinet( n hero.
Bounded east by the Berwick turnpike. south
and west by Long Vitali:tem north by Reuben Mor
ley t.itelne twenty-four by eighty feet, with a two
story woodAruilding twenty by forty-fire Obi there
t TRAMS OF SALIC.-140 down. $3OO on CODBrtnito
Hon, end the balance In three equal annual install.
ments. With all Interest annually.
AL It. CALKINS, Administrator.
Burlington, ea., Sept. 25, 18:8. • 17w5
AUDI,TOR'S NOTICE.—:..W. H.
.Carmer vs. J. Leßoy Corbin In the Court of
Common Pleas of Bradford _county. No. 481, May .
The undersigned. Auditorappointed by the Court
of Common Pleas of Bradford . cant*, to distribute
the money in the handset 'the Sheriff. raised by the
sale of defendant's real estate in the above entitled
cause, will attend to the duties of his appointment,
at his once; In Athens borough, on THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 24th. 1878, at 1 o'clock P; le. at which
time and place all persons Interested will present,
their claims or be forever debarred from claiming
any part of said funds. .
. Sept. 21. len. 17w8 11. C. BAIRD, Auditor.' .
'AUDITOR'S NOTICE.- r Eetate
of Mien R. Doree,y. deceased. ..
The undersigned. Auditor appointed b j the Or.
phan'a Court of Bradford county to distribute the
money to the hands of - the administrator of Allen
It. Dorsey. late of Athens borough , deceased. re
ceived by the sale of the real estate of said deced
ent sill attend to the duties of his appointment at
his ogee. la Athens borough, on FRIDAY, OCTek
-111,.11 25th, ICS, at 1 o'clock P. it.. at whleh time
sod place all persons tot , rested will present their:
claims or be forever debarred from claiming any
part of said funds. `. IL C. BAIRD, Auditor..
Rept. 21, . \
ADM IN ISTE A TOR'S NOTICE.
—Notice is hereby given, that all persons hi.
debted to the estate of G. H. Eaton, late of To.
wands born, deceased. must make immediate pay
ment, and all persons having claims against such
estate mast present them duly anthentlea ed for
setttement. PUSAN ATos,--
- tors j, T. 'WYSE,
Tomuldgs Sept. 4, ISM • Adadsdstrabxs.
O. IL 11A0 K.
N. K. BETTS, Cashier.
house has • been thoroughly ren
d throughout, and the propile
offer Orst-chnis acrommoda
\the most reasonable terms.
E. A. JENNINGS..
M. A. FORREST.
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trinni sirs vumsni
Her hands are cold ; bet Mee Is white;
No more her poises come and go; -
Her eyes are shut to life and
Vold the white vesture; snowoa mow,
♦nd lay her where the
But not beneath a graven stone.
To,plead for pews with alien eyes;
♦ slender cross of wood alone .
Shall say that here a maiden Iles
Ia peaco beneath the peaceful skies.
And gray Old trees-oftmgest limb
Shall wheel thelrlrellog shadows mum%
To mate the seorehlngaunllght dim.
That drinks the greenness from the ground;
And drop their dead learca on her mound.
•.• en o'er their boughs the squirrels run,
' A • 44:: irb their 'mat's°, robins WI,
And, ti g Inrbe autumn sun,
The • ' he chestnuts tall,
Doubt nc.t that she Will heed them ati.
To her the morning choir shall sing
.Its matins from the branches bigh t , 1.
And every minstrel-voice of spring, I I
That thrills beneath the April sky,
.• Shall greetler with Its earliest cry.• t
When turning viand their diabtrack.
Eastward the lengthening shadows pa*
Her little mourners. clad to black,
The crickets, sliding through the grass,
Shall pipe for her an evening mass.
At last the rootlets of the trees . • • ,
Shall fled the prtion where she lies,
And bear the burled 'lust they seise
In leaves and . blosnuns to the skies. ,
So may the soul that warmed it rise I
If any, barn of kindlier blood,- .
Should sA, Whit maiden lies below?
Say only this: A tender bnd,
That tried to blossom in the snow,
Lies withered Where the violets blow.
—Wirer Made!, Holmes.
A CHILD'S STORY•
With roar cheeks and "golden hair,
And Joyous smile, Just tnrn'd of three,
lie came and said that he must tell
A tale to me.
" Three little people," so hippy he spoke,
" Went out to aoek for God above,
And two of them were Faith and Hope,
Tho other love.
They wandeed near, they wandered far,
But never round the God theyaoeght,
And Faith and nom were lost and gone,
And came to nought:
I-asked of Lore, and where wa.
Oh, mother he Is strong to bear;
He struggled on to God at last-
He now Is there.
_ At I must go, and I must play:"
' e danced away with laughing eyes, '
aloe as the glacier's sapphire depths,
Or Sumner sk le.. .
Bit in y brain the baby tale
Iteiterat .o'er and o'er,
As if it tithe last true word
~ •Ofth s sr hour,
hopeOh, rr ! oh, faltering faith
' Weak for ces efe ii.oom I to droop and die,
Not yours to Arad ma 's mystic God,
Now or uterus I'. -
In Love as yet but faintly\
Lies the future of our kfti.
Cling to him , that ou some f . ,a•
:Faith Hope , ye cud.
-.llacmillan'it „Magazine. •
• Stanley's narratives gives -us. a viv.
id idea of travel in Africa under its_
best conditions ; that is to say;
through a country fairly known,
which has been visited by white men
and is now. traversed by frequent
° broad and bleak plains, where food
was scarce and cloth vanished fast,"
And sometimes they come to hilly
'Countries, where the people were civ
il and hospitable. Sotnetimes they
were' in troublesome distrieti, where
there Were warring tribes, where the
people were • treacherous or hostile,
and then Stanley could Only sleep
with his hand_ on his rifle. There
were furious tempests, " and some
days Nature and man warred against
us, while on others both seemed cOm
bined to bless us." Other troubles
_came to the intrepid commander and
his small army, more especially thet
potent, and untiring enemy of all
African travelers—Typhus. This was
the enemy who "menaced Stanley at
Zanzibar, and, never left his footsteps
until he embarked at Lc:dada; who
followed him night and day doing
his awful will upon the expendition.
And ,so from these misforttines=
from famine and fatigue, from fever
and massacre, from mntiny and
death—the little army dwindled
away ; and it is a wonder, that it did
not return, or at least content . itself
With Visiting, Livingstone's country
and exploring Victoria N'yanza, and
return with the report which has
been brought for sa many countries
—that Africa continued _hostile to
those who came. to woo her, and
would not be won. Nor does it Bur-
Prise us that, amid _all these dbicovr
agements, the heart of Stanley should ,
have faltered. " The expedition
seemed .doomed. Promises of reward
kindness, threats, punishments, had
no effect." But at the sometime the
sprit of the leader was felt in 'the
command. "The white. men," '_he
.says, "Although elected out of the
ordinary, class of Englishmen, - did .
their work braVely, heroically.
Though suffering from fever. and dy
sentery, insulted by natives,, march
ing under the heat and equatorial.
rain -storms, they . at all tithes proved
themselves of noble, manly natures,
stoat-hearted brave, and, better than
all, true Christians." These are the
men by wham empires are made...but
for them there was no empire but
'the memory of duty well.done ; .no.
trophy, no reward, unless What is to
come as the rhard for well-doing in
the final day - or account. Two of
them were to sleep near. the banks of
Victoria N'yenza, victims of disease;
the other was to be whirled into
eternity over the rapids of the.-Con
go, when his journey.*as almoSt to
an end. ---
Sometimes Stanley we in the
wilderness without guides. This,
however seemed a happiness com
pared to his position when he did
have guides who betrayed him, as
happened early in. his expedition in
Ukimbe ' hear the elephant country.
In Ukim bu the guides ran away, and
Stanley found himself on the edge of
a wildernesi with but ten days pro
visions. He had trusted his guides,
and purchased a small quantity of
food. endeavored• to pierce
'the wilderness, but his track was
lost in a maze of elephant and rhi.
nceerons trails. 14 could only de
pend upon his compass. . The second
TOWANDA, BRADFORD _COuritx,` PA., THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1878.
day. found jungle of acacia and
euphoriba, through which the men
had to crawl and scramble - along the
gron..d "under natural tunnels of
embracing shrubbery,cuting the'con
volvull and creepers, thrusting aside
stout tborney bushes, and by various
detours taking advantage of every
slight opening the jungle , afforded.
There was no water." Overcome With
hunger and thirst; the' command be
gan to struggle and :slat. Some
managed to reach camp,, where medi
eine and restoratives brought them
-strength. Five never returned. One
of them was found dead in the woods
and of the other four it is believed
"they hopelessly wandered on until
they also fell down and died." On
the fifth day they came to a village,
but the village -- comprisei - i only four
negroes, their -wives and little chil
dren, and had no food for such a
large command. Stanley learned
that there was 'another - village twen
ty-nine miles away, named Suna, and
he sent a picked band of twenty, the
strongest and most enduring, to-visit
Suns and bring food. He scoured
the woods for. game, but there was
no game. A lion's den was found.
In this den were two young lions,
which were killed and - skinned. But
of what avail were two -young lion
cubs to an expeition of starved men ?
Surely here was death at last---deith
defeat, annihilation; and this proud
expedition which had set out 'so
gloriously from Zanzibar, resolved to
force the mistery of a continent and
tight'its way to the Atlantic, why, all
that'could happen to it was to perish
in an African jangle of lions and ele
phants to perish as so many had
done before, leaving only the' name
of Stanley to be added to the sad.
dismal roll of martyrs in African dis
covery. " Returning to camp," says
Stanley " from the fruitless hunt "
—nothing in all that wildernesi but
the two lion cubs—" I was so struck
with the pinched faces of people that.
1 could have almost wept, if 'I might
have done so without exciting fear of
our fate in their minds.' I resolved
to do something toward relieving the
pressing needs of fierce hunger."
Stanley had medical stores, which in
such an expedition are sacred trust.
He opened a sheet-iron trunk and
made it serve as a pot. Into this pot
be doled out Mee pounds of notch
oatmeal—perhaps the most p ecious
of an his possessions—and three tins
of " revalenta arabica," and made a
gruel. '"lt was a rare ''sight," lie
says," to see these poor famine strick
en' people hasten to that Torquay
dress trunk and assist
.me to cook
the huge pot of gruel ; to watch them
fan the lire to a fiercer heat, and,
with their gourds full of water, stand
to coo: the . foaming liquid when it
threatened to overflow," . The ort
ridge kept the expedition aline - for
forty-eight bours,when StanleY-heard
the musketry of his' returning• cm
basil coming in from Suna With
fool. " The grain was most greedily
- • ized by the hungry people, and so
the deuce the word judiciary meant\
briefly replied, " I s'pose so," and to
cover up hi, ignorance hastily slip
ped away from the crowd. Some
time after he got to Nashville, never
having been 'in a town before, • Col
onel Croeket became the hero of
another experience, which afterwards
when a member of Congress, he was
fond of relating to his friends. lie
was invited to pay a visit to a bil
liard saloon—the best in NaShville.
He had never heard of billiards much
and had never seen them played.
Arriving at the saloon, his curiosity
was greatly excited 'at seeing some
men with long sticks shoving and
punching at pretty red and white
balls, which,would rolLoff into their
proper receptacles.. He left highly
pleased: - It Was during the same
period that Crocket was invited to a
splendid supper and banquet at , the
fine and aristocratic mansion of Mr.
Irwin, in Nashville. Colonel Crocket
arriving at the house, strode across
the gallery or piazza to the door.
Looking in, he was ;surprised to see
the table - cloth spread alt over the
floor, never having before seen a car
pet, except the one of bearskin-which
he had used- on his cabin floor in
the woods. Not knowing what - the
carpet was, and seeing no way .to get
to the fir.-place except by crossing
what he believed to !be the ',table
cloth, Colonel Crocket, in full `view
of the other guests, cautiously -look
ed this way and that to see if there
was any chance except by. crossing,
At last he muttered to himself,
""W ho in afraid ?" Ile
crept around the carpet till the fire
place was reache i. Before supper
Wito announced,. Mr. Irwin and the
" boys" had a high old time listen
ing to Davy's b'ar storiei., Now, he
had never ' been at a banquet before
and after the guests were seated at
the table, a negro waiting boy came
up to the back of the chair and' ask
ed if he would , have tea - or coffee.
Crocket replied, " coffee, though I
have plenty of sarsaparilla at home.!'
Up stepped the boy with 'the coffee
on a waiter. Crocket insisted not
only on taking the coffee, but the
waiter also, and so he and the boy
had 'it lively for. a while. Crocket
was an old line Whig, and in his first
race for Congress froni Tennesee
"licked" Colonel Hunt, a Democrat,
awfully beating him with a tremend
ous majority. ;While a member of
that body, and to his daughter, who
wrote, asking his advice about accept
ing the hand of a yoiing man in -mar
rime, he addressed ,the famous 'ex
pression; "Firat lie_sure you're right
then gq ahead." And she , did; to her
satisfaction.. Years rolled' on, and
Crocket, singularly enough, went to
l'exaSots General Houston did,- in
1010* . )1X138 ; OF TatMini= FROM WARM
time - to take part in the struggle of
1846 against Banta Anna and the
Mexican power. While Bunton
Tires Appointed to command the Tex
maim', Crockett - went to San An-
SIM& and offered his ler:lces to Col
on-el Travi!! / commending the "ill
fatedugarrnion of the celebrated Ala
mo fortress. perished with ite
defbnders, all of 'whom were put to
the sword ny the Mexicans. Crock
et's body was found in a corner of
the fortress surrounded by a number
of the,Onemy. His nanie is embalm
ed in Texan history as one of Travis'
THE 1118DHINTED LETTER& - 1
, In 4pplelon'a Journal ire find an
article on the New York l'isWifice,
from which we make this extract :
. " This 'blind department is a
partrcif the peacher's-office, vfhleh is -
presided over. by John H. Hallet.
Once a letter was turned ever to the
department, lbearing the ,simple in
scription, 'TO my Mother, New
York.' Now, Mr. Mallet and s as
sistaot,with much deliberation,, ach
ed the I conclusion that there were
several ' mothers' in New York City,
and, not having time to hunt them
all up Kor the purpose of inquiry, the
letter Islas laid one side.— Some,
months Aerward, when the dust had
Slithered to a considerable depth up
on the curiously-addressed enveloO,
'Mr. Hillett was sthrtled one morning
by th words of an elderly-looking
lady, who entered the apartment and
asked if ,he had aletter - frian• her
son T' last:may the incident pf the
6 To-my-. Mother ' letter flashed - across
Mr. Hallett's mind, and he proceeded
•to question 'his caller: He found that
she had a son at-the point where the
letter. Vats postmarked, and that she
Ihad missed a letter from him about
the time this one Should have been
received. ,H 0 then showed her the
envelope, wad i / she, with evidences of
gladness, declared that it was indeed
the one she sought; There: is but
one case on record where a more re
murkable alivery than this one has
ocelurred. 1 In that instance, a letter
reniained in the office at. ashington.
P-arly forty-two years, -and at the ,
end of - that time reached the person
to wlitnn it was addressed. The cir- -
-cumstances were as follows : In Oc
tober, 153.5„ there was mailed at Sy
racuse, New York, a letter addressed
to Palmer gardner, Village of De
troit, Territory -of - Michigan. The
letter contained a certificate .of de
posit for the sum of three hundred
and sixty dollars,
issued by the'
unondaga Bank ofSyractuse, UPon
its arrival at Detroit Mr. Gardner
dia not claim it, and, _atter lying in
the office for the customary period,.
the letter was sent,to the dead-letter
office at Washingtoa, and from 'there
to Syracuse for delivery to its writer.
But he, too, had disappeared myste
riously,Und was not to bel found. In
the regular course.of postal-events,
the letter was retuned to Wasliiiig
ton- and filed awaly among the dusty'
old documents in-the dead-letter of
fice. After a time- the history of the
letter was found 'to possess -some
points of interest, and it was given a
prominent place in the ; Museum,-
where it remained on exhibitiibn until
March 11. 187'i, when Palmer ,Gard
ni,r. of- Burlington, Wisconsin, sent
for it. The manner of his learning
its whereabouts is no less strange
than the simultaneous disappearance
of himself and the writer of the
ter. It seems that some visitors at
the Centennial, coming from Burling.
ton, Saw the age-stained parchment,
an, recognizing the name of their
fellow-townsman. informed him, upon
their return, whereupon he took- the
necessary steps to recover his prop
. y; The certi fi cate of deposit, how-
Tt k!r,. has no value now other than as
because the Onondaga Bank
=use a number of years ago
Wsleep that knows uo wait:
of S •
The sun is ;l
as the earth. . . ••••
The sun is 400 " es 'as - tar.off as
A. lady who weigh 100 pounds
-here would weigh 2,700 °tats If on
the surface of the sun.
The heat given off by the n would
melt , 28144,600 cut)ic mile of. ice
The diameter of the earth. h ars
the same relation to its distance fr
the sun as the breadth of a hair
A - railroad train traveling without
stops at the" rate of forty miles an
hour, would get to the sun in 263
The • sun is believed to become
some 250 feet smaller every year.
This contraction would be suffi
cient to generate the enormous quant
ity of teat which it radltates. •
AhOtlity theory is that comets and
metoric matter falling into the sun
may be its aliment to effect - the trem
endous loss which combustion cer
It would require the combustion of
thirty feet of coal over the entire-sur
face of #,he sun every second to gen
erate the same heat. -
The stars are supposed to average
larger than our sun and to have plat*.
tary systems like his. - , •
The nearest star is 250,0i 1 0 times
as far off is our sub.
It. takes \light eight minutes to
come from tlk sun, but it must have
required 50,000 years .to come from
the farthest visible stars. •
When the eleven -year storm on
the sun occur, the magnetic needle
on the earth is variably and some-
times considerably deflected. -
The earth is flying- around the sun
at the rates of 1.000 miles\a, minute.
The sun and all the stars ,are mov
ing thrdugh apace, accompanied by
their planetary, systems, at a' t s ate
varying from 20 to 200 miles a see
' 'Some of the sun spots (crates) are
100,000 miles in diameter, and one of
them would easily swallow up the
whole of the planets, Jupiter himself
only, making a mouthful.
Alsedler's , curious and brill ant
speculation is that 'the star Alcy ne
is the central sun of our 'universe,
and that our sun and the visihle stars
are swinging around. it _in :orbits
nraSured by millious , of years.
, ),000 times as kip
INEZ BEAT AND. POWER.
Ihttai the In Tan
Mr. Edson says that he has discov
ered howl to make electricity cheap
and prac ticable substitute for illumi
nating gas. Many scientific men have
worked assiduously in that direction,
but with little success: A . powerful
electric light was the result of these
experiments, but the problem of its
division - into many small lights was a
puzzler.' Gramme, Siemens,Brush,
Wallace and others produce at most
ten lights from a single machine, but
a single one of them was found to be
impracticable for lighting aught save
large foundries, mills and workshops.
It has been reserved for Mr. Edison
to solve the difficult problem desired.
This, he says, he has done within a
few days. His experience with the
telephone, however, luo. taught him
to be - cautious, and he is exerting
himself to protect the new. scientific
marvel, which, he says, will mike the
use of gas for illumination a thing of
the past. -
While on a visit to William Wal
lace, electrical machine manufacturer
in Ansonia, Conn., he was shown-the.
lately perfected 'dynamo-electric ma
chine for transmitting power Velec
trieity. When power is applied to
this machine it will nob only repro
duce it, but: will turn it into light.
Although said by Edison to be more
powerful than any other machine of
the kind known, it will divide the
light of the electricity produced into
but ten separate lights. Thesa-being
equal in P l ower to 4,000 candles, their
impracticibility for general purposes
is apparent.] Each of these lights is
in tt substantial metal frame, capable
of holding in al horizontal position
two carbon plates, each twelve inches
long, two and a half Wide and one
half thick. The upper and lower
parts of the frame are insulated from
each other, and one of the conduct.
ing wires is connected with each car
bon. In the centre, and above the
upper carbon iiran electro-niagnet in
the circuit, an amateur, by
means of which the upper carbon is
separated from the lower as far as
desired Wires from the source of
electric i ty are placed in the building
• posts. The carbbn being together,
the circuit is closed, the electromag
net acts, and lowering the upper car
bon enough to give a bright light.
The light moves towards the oppo
site end from which it starts, then
changes and goes black, always mov
ing towards the place where the car
bons are nearest together. If from
any cause thelight goes out, the cir
cuit is broken, and the electric mag
net ceases to act. Instantly the up
per magnet falls, the circuit inclosed,
it relights and separates the carbon
Edison on •returning home after
his visit to Ansonia- studied and ex
perimented with electric lights. On
Friday last his efforts were crowned.
with success, and the project that has
tilled the minds Of many scientific
men fir years - was developed.
" I have it now!" he said, on Sat
urday, While vigorously turning the
handle of a Ritchie inductive coil in
his laboratory at Menlo Park, "and,
singularly enough, I have obtained it
througli•nn entirely different process
than that from which scientific—men
have ever sought to secure it. They
have all' been 'working in the same
groove, and when it is known bow I
have lacco.nplished my object; every
body will wonder why they have nev
er thought of it, it is so - simple.
When - ten lights have been produced
by a angle dectric machine,' it has
been thought to be a great triumph of
scientific skill.' With s the process I
have just discovered, I' can 'produce
I,ooo—ay, 10,000—from one machine.
Indeed the number may bessaid to be
:nfinite. When the Tbrilliancy and
cheapness of the' lights ire , milde
known to the public—whielf will be
in a few weeks, or just as soon as I
thoroughly protect the process—illu
mination by carbureted hydrogen gas'
twill be discarded. With fifteen or
twenty of these dynamo-electric)na
nhines recently perfected by Mr. Wal
lace I can light the entire loWnr part
of New York city, using a 500 horse
power engine. -I purpose to estaolish
one of these light centres in Nassau
street, whence wires can be run up
town as far as the Cooper Institute,
down to the Battery, and across to
both. rivers: Tliis wire must be in- .
snlated, and laid in the ground' in
the same manner as gas pipes. I also
propose to utilize the gas burners
and chandeliers-now in use. In each
,houfe; I can place a light-mater, ,
hence these wires will pass through
house, tapping small metallic
ivances that may be placed over
'turner. - Then housekeepers
'iff their gas, and send the
k to the companies whence
Whenever it is desired
,only be necessa
littld spring near it.
to wire that brings
Mr. Edison con
\ ring power . ' and
you can run
A , '
to light a jet,
ry to touch a
No matches al
" Again, the sat
the light to yon,"
tinned, "will also .
heat. With the pow
an elevator, a sewing
any other mechanical
that requires a moter,
of the heat you can cook yoi,
To utilize the heat it will of,
necessary to have the ovens or st'.
properly arranged for its 'receptit.
This can be done at trifling cost.
The dynamo-electric machine. called
a talemachon. and which has already
been described, may be , run by water
or steam power at a distanee., When
used in ' a large city, the machine
would of necessity tie run by steam
-power. I have computed the relative
cost of the light power and heat gen
erated by the electricity transmitted
to the telernachon to be but a frac
tion of the cost where obtained in the
ordinary way. By a, battery or
steam power it is forty-six times
cheaper, and by water power proba
bly 95,per cent, cheaper."
It has' been computed that by Edi-
son's prooeis the Same amount of
ilght that is given by 1,000 cubic
feet of the carburetted hydrogen gas
now used in this way, and for which
fromss2.so to $3 is paid; may be
Lined \ for from , twelve to fifteen eta.
Edison will soon give a public exhi
bition of hie new invention. ,
FAITH may ikometimea exceed reason,
but not Oppose it•• and, belief :may be oe•
tea shore musty though Dot/against .
MEWS OTTE& lONS
All same workee;
No time tblokee,
No time see : .
• ' . No no !Mee, '
Why for workee,
Dampoor rteee, r
. • Damper tea.
~ . \ Washee, waabee, . v
. All day wasbee,
It pay getee, •
. . . Oue rupee;
. . No buy smokee,
• . An . dukboshee, '
. No buy drhakee; '
' llblnee countree,
All one armee,
John hue ptekee,
Big laden ;
Here no Mee,
Alt John bum
GUIDE •WE WI THE PATE OF BIGHT
Father my soul goes out
In a priyer of trust to thee
Still the longing and *ha doubt
Whlcu do now abide In me.
Weak my strongest efforts am,
Vainly seek I for the light
That for me doth shine afar;
Guide use lu the path of right.
Guide me, Father, lest 1 stray
Far from thoughts of heaven and thee;
Keep me in the nnrrow way,
Howe•er rough that way nisy be.
What care I though feet may - bleed,
.If it last I gain the light -
llnto which the path doth lead!
Guide mein the path of right.
Father, ever be my guide
Then, whate••r my trouble be,
Peace will still with me abide,
Clearly I my way will see.
Be thou u the cloud by day.
As the flaming fire by night,
Ever polfiling out the way
Of the Christian's path of right
Father, how my spirit thrills
As I speak thy hallowed name
• I can bear the 'myriad ills
That beset my earthly frame ;
I can put therempter:A wiles
And his erery snare to flight,
If the Father on me smiles.
(lidding me in paths of right,
The atmosphere .rises above .•us
'with its cathedral dome arching to
wards heaven, of which it is the most
perfect synonym and symbol. So
massive is it that when it, begins to
stir it tosses about tile , great ships
like playthings, and-sweeps cities and
forests like snow-flakes to destruction
befOre it. And ' yet it is so mobile
that we have lived for years in it be
fore wc can be persuaded that it ex
ists at all, and the great bulk of man
kind never:realize the truth that they
are bathed in an ocean of .air.
Its weight is' so enormous that iron
shivers be - fore it like glass, yeta soap
ball • sails through it With impunity.
and the tiniest insect waves it 'aside
with its Wings. ' It ministers largely
to our senses. We touch it not, yet
-it touches us. Iti" warm south wind
brings back color to the pale face . ot:
the invalid : its cool west winds re
fresh the -• fevered brow and makes
the blood .mantle to our cheeks, even
its north blasts braces into new vigor
the hardened children of our •rugged
Tae eye is indebted to it for_ al
the magnificence - of sunrise, the
brightness of mid-day, the chastened
radiance of the mOrnincr, and the
clouds that cradle near' the setting
sun.. But for it the rainbow world
want its " triumphant arch," and the
winds:would not send the fleecy mes
sengers on errands around the heav
ens; the cold ether would notshed
snow feathers on the earth, nor would
drops of rain gather on the flowerS.
The kindly dew would never f 11, nor
hail, storm, nor fog;diverSify the face
of the sky. Our naked .globe would
turn -its tanned and unshadowed fore-
head to the sun, - and. the dreary, tno
notonous_.bl79.-ze of light and heat daz
zle' and burn up all things.• • -
Were there- no atmosphere, the
evening sun would in a moment set,
and without warning, plunge. the
earth into darkness. But the air
keeps in her hand a sheaf of his rays,
and lets them slip slowly through
her fingers, so that the shadows of
evening are gathered by degree, and
the flowers-have time to bow Mei'
heads, and each creature in space to
find a place of"-rest and to nestle to
repose. In the'morning the garish
sun would at once \bound burst from
the . bosom of the \ night and bblze.
above the horizon; but the air watch
es his eoming,and sends first but one
little drop to announce his approach,'
and then another, and then a hand-.
ful, and so gently draws - aside the
curtain-of night and slowly lets the
light fall on the face of the sleeping
earth, till her eyelids open, and like
man, she goes forth again' to labor
WHAT BECOMES OF WEALTILI-A
boot and shoe dealer has hanging in
his store a pair of boots worth seven
dollars. They constitute a part of
his wealth, and a portion of the wealth
of the world. A man buys them and
begins - to wear them ;. by - friction
against the > pavement little particles
of the leather are rubbed off, and
thus separated from the rest of the
sole.. Every particle that is thus re.,
moved. takes • out a portiori of the
.value of the boots,, and when the
boots are entirely worn out tlyi seven
being supplied from the springs a
fountains, so the moveable wealth 01
the World is constantly tieing con;
quilled to gratify human wants. and
constantly being renewed by the
restless activity of butnati industry.
A FLY KABUFACTORY.
Flies are artificially prohagated in
Paterson, New Jersey; says an' ex- I
change, where an association ofinen
have invested capital,. and are ma
-ning the 'works to their Ml capacitY.,
Flies are incubated from eggs, by
an artificial hatching arrangement,
and the young flies are taught all
the deviltry they know. right in the
factory. 'Some will , look upon this
statement as fail*, and wonder why
any association of men sled en
gage in the artificial propagation of
the fly. We will explain. It is well
known that flies die at the end of the
season, and if it were not for artifi
cial propagation, there would be none
the second season. The parties that
are engaged in this industry are also
sole - manufacturers of fly paper and
fly traps. We tru s t that tlkobject '
is now plain. 'ln order to ajo. their
paper and traps, it is necessary to'
have game to catch. 'The gentlemen
had engaged largely in the manufac
ture of fly paper and fly traps before
theyknew that flies only lasted one
season, and after a year of success
they found bankruptCy staring them,
in the face, as it was probable the
would, not sell a sheet of paper the
riext year. .So they organized the
" Great American Artificial tly.lncu
bating Association of New Jersey,"
and issued a million dollarir worth of
We have'nOt• room to describe the
hatching of flies, but.it is like.hatch
ing chickens by steam. : Sonic of the'
best old flies are
.kept to lay eggs,
aid eggs are placed„on.cardsand put
into an oven.• They hatch out .in
twenty minutes . , and are ready in.
half an hour to learn the business:
First they are taught to wadein but
ter, to swim in cream, and to get in
to things around the kitchen.. Then
the young flies are - taken to the dor
mitory, where men and .women;
gaged for the purpose, are pretending
to sleep.. An old fly and a hundred
young ones are placed in each room,
and the old, fly, after lighting on shirt
collars; bosoms or female white.
good's, in order to
. teach the young
flies the noble art of.pUnctuation, be
ginsto get in its work on the sleeper.
The old fly; after seating the young
flies on cuffs and collars, calls "At
tention !"'and after buzzing around a
little, lights on the sleeper's nose.
The sleeper pretends to be mad, and
slaps at the fly—this is a mere matter
of form, hoW6ver, for if . a
aged by the association kills an old
ily ' it. is deducted from his or her
salary. As the old fly gets asay the
young flies laugh and want to try it
themselves. Then the old fly lights
upon the lady sleeper's big. toe sad
proceeds deliberately to walk. up her
foot, ankle and 'calf, occasionally.
stopping to bite. This is very tryjng
to the alleged sleepers, causing ner
vousness, and a twitching of the mus
ele - s,but they must. pt: injure the fly.
The little flies notic everything, and
after the old fly has arousca around
and ticketed and buzzed, . then the
y. ung flies are allowed to practice
-on them. The persons practice'd on
get $6 a day and-board,
.as it is a
very particular and trying, situation.
Then comes the - expenstv,e tnisiness
.flies throughout the
country. . Formerly it was .lone thin'
book agents, and lis,rlitning4eid ped
dlers, but that was found too expen
sive, so the . association originated
the idea of sending out regular agents
Called tramps to introduce lbjilies.
The first year only about 10,000
tramps were sent ont, but the busi
ness has grown to such huge propor
tions that . it is_estitnated that thiS
.the association has out half a
million tramps, leaving flies around.
They go from house to house beg-.
ging, and before - , they leave. they
manage to drop a few flies. each
tramp, has a card with a million. of
young flies on. After lie has partaken
of his Meal .infl the woman of the
house is out after a shot-gun or.a dog
to drive him away, he slips his hand
up his sleeve and tears off a piece.of
card containing perhaps. 1:1,000 young
flies .and drops it in the woodbox or
n someother convenient place. That
g'h to ,start on , .as the flies
1 2 !Aly i :je l Tke „next • day the
'" where on.airth
all them flies came fro.
The food passes from the stomach
at the right side,lence its paSsage is .
facilitated by going to sleep on the
right side. Water and other fluids
flow . equally on- a' level, and it re
quires lesS power to propel them .on
a level than upward.' The heart pro
pels the blood to every part of the
boil' at each' successive beati and it
is easy to see that if body is-id a
horizontal poSition the blood will be
..nt' to the various parts of the sys
tem with greater ease, with less ex
pend iture 4 of power, and more perfect
ly- than could be possibly done if one.
portion of the body were lelevated
above a hcirizontal line.
On the Other hand, if one portion
of the. body is too low, the blood
does'not return as readily .it is
'carried thither ; 'hence there 'is an ac
cumulation and distention, and pain
If -a person goes to sleep with the
bead but a very little IC•wer than the
body, he will either soon . wake up,
or will die with apoplexy before the
.morning, simply h.ec.,.use . the blood
could - not get hack from . the brain as
fast as was carried to'it; If-a per
son lays himself. down on a level
fluor to sleep, a portion of the . head
-at least is lower than the heart, and
discomfort is soon induced ; hence,
very -properly the world over; the
head. is elevated-during
.The savage uses a.log of - wood or
a bunch of leaves ; the civilized a pil
low ; and if-this pillow is too thick,
'raising the-head too high th . , o" - ts
notv,blood enough carried td the
brain, and as the brain is nourished,
renewed, and invigorated by the .nu
triment it receives from the blood
during sleep, it-is not fed sufficiently,
and the result'is unquiet sieepduring
the night, an“ waking up in weari
iness, without refreshment, to-be fol
lowed bya day of - drowsiness, di*
lotnfort, and general inactivity. of
ith mind And body.
.he healthful mean is a pillow
'‘ by the pi - mute' of_7the bead,
52 per Annum In. Advance.
kteiis it aboutrfour inches above the
level of the bed or mattress; for
should the pillow be so - soft as to alp-
low the head to be burid in it sed l ex•
cite perspiration, : endangering • ear
ache or cold In the head on turning
over. ,The pillow should be hard
enough to prevent the head sinking
more than about three inches. . • '
BE A. GENTISKAN .
We want's few private words with
the 13oys. `The "truth is we have a
great idea 'of boys. We used to
think men were made of boys., We t
begin to think 'now -that those were
old-fashioned notio ns , that . they are
all out of date. .We look around
and see a great many \ persons grown
up, with men's- clothes on, who are
called men. But they: 'act and ,be;
have so that we feel certain that they •
were never made out of boys. it -
they had been, they would know how .
to -behave better. Where theyeama
from we do not , know. But what we
wish to put into the ears of the boys
is this—be gentlemen. lu this coun
try every boy may grow up, to be a
gentleman if he will. It is - not ne- •
cessary that-he - should become rich
and most boys ; think it is—nor is it
necessary that -tie 'should become a
great scholar, nor that he should be
conie a distinguished man.
But some impatient ones are. sk ing, how can we become gentlemen?
How can a boy/ go - . about making
' himself one? Can he work for it .
Yes, he can. And the harder he
works in the way, the better.
But he must study with his eyes and
his ears. Reading books and mews
papers is not enough. He must think
and feel, as well as speak and'act:
Can he buy- it? No, he cannot. ' '
,Money will buy a great many things,
but it will not buy what makes a gen
•tleman. If you have money, ; you can
go to a shop and buy clokhes. But ,
hat, coat, pants and boots =do not
make a gentleman. They Make a
fop, and sometimes come near mak
ing a . fool. Money will buy _dogs'
and horses, but how many dogs and
hosses do you think it will take to
make a gentleman? Let no boy,
therefore, think he,is to be made
a gentleman by. the clothes he wears,.
the horse he rides, the stick he
carries, the dog that trots after him,
thd honse he lives in, or the money
he spends. - Not one of all of these
things do it—and yet every boy may
be a gentleman. He may _ wear an
old hat, cheap clothes, have no horses,
live in a poor house and spend but .
little moneyond still be' a gentle
man— But how ? By being true,
Manly and honorable.. By keeping. .
himself neat and respectable. By •
being civil and - corteous. By respect
ing himself and respecting others.
Ay doing - the best he knows,• how.
• And finally;and above all, by fearing
God and keeping His commandments.
PRIVILEGE OE PRAYER
Prayer is not a consulation. with
the highest wisdom which this world
can supply 4- It is not an intercourse
with an , angel or a spirit made - per- •
feet. But isan approach 'to the liv
ing • Cited. " It is access . to
. the High
and Holy One who inhabiteth dem- .
ty.. It is detailing in the ear of .
vine sympathy every sorrow. It. is
Consulting with Divine : wisdom: on
every difficulty. It .is asking from
Divine resources the supply: of every
want. And this not once in a life
time or fora few moments en 'a'stat
ed. day, of each year, but at any
moment, at every time of need.
Whatever be the day of your disieess
it is a day ,when prayer.is allowable.
Whatever he, the. time :of your calam
ity. It is a time when prayer is
available. However . early in the
morning you. seek- the gate of access,
you, find it already open; and how
ever deep the midnight moment when
you find 'yourself in the sudden arms
of .. death, the winged prayer 'can .
bring an instant Saviour near.. And
this wherever yo i are. It needs, not
that - you - Should enter some awful
shrine, or put off your shoes on some
holy ground.. Could a memento be
reared on every spot from which an
acceptable prayer •has 'passed away,
and on which a prompt answer 'has
come down, Weshould find Jehovah
s'hanimar. " the Lord bath been
ere," inscribed on many hearth and
many a dungeon floor. We' should
find it not only in lernsaleni's *proud
temple and 'David's cedar galleries,
but in. the fisherman'is cottage. by the
brink-of Oennesaret and in thempper,
chamber Where Pentecost began.—
Ha in Won. • .
FUN, FACT AND FAUETLE.
Bew . arei . therefore, not only an im
plicit faith; but of being tot) closely tied
up to reason, where faith is required.
TaxE all out of life, and you
take -away all richness, and dept 6 „. and
tenderness. SorroW is the furnace that
melts selfish hearts together in love.
Your disposition will be suitable to that
which you most frequently think' on for
the soul is, as it were, fringed with, the
color and - complexion of its own thoughts.
- DEATH opens the gate to fame, and
shuts the gate of envy after it; it unloos
es the chain of the - captive and puts the
bondsnian'slask into another man's hand.
Fott.v soon wears out her shoes. She
dances so fast we are all of us tired.
Golden wires may annoy, us as , much as
steel bars, if they keep us behind prison
THE human race - are sons of sorrow
born, and each must ,have his portion.
Vulgar , minds - refuse to crouch beneath
their load, the brave , bear theirs without
WENDELL Pitimirs says that three.
fifths of the Americans have something
to lose; and half .the- rest hope s soon to
have,; and there can be no communism . in
this country. •
To be joined with Christ in hea/en, we
must -follow hero the footsteps of our
Mastet„in the conquest of temptation, in
the exercise of heaven born charity, and
in good works.
Wnn there is no recreationor business
for thee abroad thou mayest have a cot&
pany of honest fellows, in leather jackets,
in thy study, which may find thee excel.
lent, divertisement at home.
LIFE is a stream which continually
flows on, but never returns.' We die dai
ly ; for each day takes uS away sornr, por-,
tion of life. The dayswhich are plistaro:
gone forever ; the present moment only is
our own. • - • -
Vitt.tra flue thing it is to be good and
upright. Even in this world God sends
us a reward._ But our Anal naiad here
serves for heaven. where the good and
virtuouwlß reign with Mat tower;