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THE WEEDS OF THE HEAT
The wet 1s 'of the he . art how they flourish and
in the beautiful summer of fife,'.
ilow they spread their green banneis to catch ther
Anil hide !newt he sunlight the sweet eprlnging
Till Lie air with Vide poison
I?, gather them early, dear lerother, 1 pray,
The buds And the Idosmatts of bin,
think it sufficient to pluck up the slidott
!tut deeper anti deeper dig hard at the roots,
That are fa-toned within.
The weeds pf tlo heart !nay took stately and fair,
And \ In their emerald sheen,
But you'll lb..veir in!.stake theta for -rhilits . that are
I f you wetal,yohth's fair garden with patience and
And keep NI its winding paths clean
111, hard 'MO uproot every vestige uf pride,
Or slu lu 110 'natter what guile,
Rut ulitle yuit are eartiei , tly pulling up weeds,
Take rare that juin i.catter atirulid nu vile seed
garth.n to tine
When the needs pt the heart are t i nprooted and
Let the, lontotiful of love,
Let the Is of trust, ontlthe lIIIIes of truth,
Clitfilt about ot the walls of thy stalwart youth
Tot they reach heaven's garden above.
The Missing (Deed.
From n London Maga:hie
T:11:F1: HUNDRED l'1“' RI:WA
A parehtne.,t A.:rumen% !wing an it,dentaye elf
nterotage, dated the 17th day of February, 1s1:,
and in3.1.11, - 01‘,0en Ilenry ret tress or Ite• first part,
Frederlrli Irelleek or the sca and
M'03•311: Ilenry Anstln "oat rtnlly WA OE. Ills
V, Ito, of`Ilo• tt.rr , l part. nml Thoagts hurl and Sal
hey F.d.lest I. y•otri or the font ;I. part. Wle“ever
, 11.11 , blintz the ~ tae• 1.. I Ile ~ 1111,..e .1 M.
1 , 103,1, soli it,re, :Co. a:. 13 •lford toll, shall re
ech t• alto tee. ar 1.
" No. Mr. Morpeth; I am sorry to
say. no news whatever."
The speaker was ....Mr. Sharpe, the
senior partner of the firm or Sharpe
Floyd. whose Inlvertisement, as
a b o v e , 1 1;1 I appeared at, intervals in
all the leading 14wspapers during
nearly six muntlisr-vrior to the date
of our story. Mr. Sharpe was seated
iu .his ysPecial saffetum, to which
n but, the more important clients
of the firm Were admitted.) On the
opposite side of the r table-sat mitt
dle-ae:6l look of
eager an , iety and, wirvous haste was
in strikhr - tr•tit.rast to the placid self
possesion or his solicitor. Mr. 3lor
petit s impatience scarcely gave him
time t.Q remove his.hat or gloves he
lore he broke out with the anxious
" Well, Mr. Sharpe:,
news of the missing deed''' and' re
ceived the reply above quoted.
But. heavens! MN' dear sir,
111 flnother ro , •teight the ease comes.
cm for hearing! What on earth is to
We can apply for an adjourn
merit, if you like; hut, of course, it 1
is only putting off the evil day. You
know my opinion ariont the matter:"
" That the deed is no longer in ex
istenee can't ---I ?v./0 believe it.
At any rate, let us make another
trial. I would willingly give a thou
sand if it eould only Inc recovered."
Quite hopeless, my dear sir. You
have already increased the reward
from 1:1 tin to If the deed was
still in existence the holder would
have been only too !dal( to restore, it
for a fifth part of sueh a re-ward. You
may makeup your mind that it has
heel , . destroyed, either purpOselv or
aceidentally ; I cannot say wilich,
and . 1 delp't like to conjecture ; but
in; any. Oise you may rest assured
that the reason it is not produced is,
that it is beyond production ; in fact,
that it no longer exists."
"It is'all very well for you to talk
in that Jdrilosophical mariner ; but
how on earth are we to prove our
ease without it?"
It will be up-hill work, I grant ;
hut as our 'leader. Mr. Brass, told
yon iu . consultation last week, the
case is by, no means hopeless. The
de e d being lost, awl no copy in_"exis
tenet% parole e : vidence will be, admis
sible. The'llitliculty is (and it is no
use mincing the matter) the evidence
in questifon will he exclusively that
of interested- parties ; and, consider
dng.the v`cry larg,e amount at stake.
Oat, is point the other side will
naturalliy make the most of."
" doubt they will ; that is just: I
~chat drives um frantic. anti you talk
it it as Icalml2, as if you were diseuss
li, th e telephone, or the last new
planet. I know, and you know, that
my cause is- just and right. To think
that I and poor wife, the very soul of
honor, /should have to staml tip on
the witness box and he insulted with
insinuations that we ate swearing
fal,<AV I'M' the sake of a few thou
sands. Good God ! It makes my
blood boil to think Of. it. .I. feel
almost. iDelined to say that I will
11,e whole thin: . - rather than
face such an ordeal. -
" Nay. my dear !sir," said Mr.
Sharpe. alarmed at the threatened
collapse- of a promising litigation,
• that would never do. To give in
tt this stage would he tantamount to
nu admission. with Most people, at
any rate, that you hall no ease all
along. No, no; von !mist try the
t',prtnne of war. The first struggle tradietion. became firmly Convinced
%;, ill not be final in any case. If you that there was a very severe draught
are beaten. of course you will carrv'l indeed, and had continued to wear
the (-rise to the Court of Appeals his hat indoors as well as out ever
anii - I know the other side intends to since: He had never looked with 'a"
do so, if we should be fortunate very favorable eye on - Tenn Halliday, -
emitudi to g,et the best of it." and had (lee:islet:ally caused' Bessie
A second chapter 'of torture," considerable embarrassment ift
gr,,aned Mr. Norpeth.. " I really be- tering aloud private reflections to his
lieve it will wife, - I tell you j prejudice. On the present occasion,
what, Mr: "Sharpe, at Any rate, we i the first greetings were scarcely over
"will make one more clibrt. Put in j when Uncle Keekwidge, who had
the. advertisement again—every day j been e - yeing Torn over in a critical
until the trial comes off, and make manner, remarked to Itimsett; but
the reward Com." ; , finite `• The-idea of rr: girl
Ile touch( d the i)eil and took up like our Hess taltiy up with . such a
the Triages which lay upon the table. pair of trousers, as that. Lor, I be-
A smart young fellow entered in an- lieve the women will have, anything
swer to his summons.rmil he continu- nowadays ;'l a remark which caused
ed, handing him the paper: , Tom, though not naturally bashful,
"Here, Halliday, copy out this' to tuck his legs hastily - under his
advertisement again, but making the chair, -and Bessie to look very hot
reward .t::)( J 0 instead of 1:300; and and,. uncomfOrtable. Mrs. Moyse
then take -it around to the advertis- making as much clatter as possible
Mg agent and ask him to insert it in with the teacups, and endeavoring
'all the dailies for the next fortnight. to make believe that nobody heard
We'll try the experiment at any-rate, the observation, while Uncle Keck
. 1 Mr. Morpeth ; but I'm afraid I can't wid! - *e continued to munch his bread
encourage you to• hope much from and butter in profound unconscious
the result." - Hess ()I' haying said anything at all
" It's a forlorn hope. I admit, Mr.: offensive.
'Sharpe. but. .Nvon't lien even a-1 " You musn't take any nctiee of
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TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., , THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1879.
If It only brines back the' deed, .1
shall regard my £500• as extremely
well invested, 1 can assure you."
iTom llalliday was copying clerk
and messenger in the office of Messrs.
Shatpc & Floyd. He was just , two
and twenty, wrote - a capital, hand,
had a capital appetite, earned -IS
chitlings a. week, which, till- lately,
had sulliCed for his moderate needS.
We say till lately, fur, sioin f e months
previously, Tom had, in a rash mo
ment, fallen in !bye, whieh l 'he found
to lead him into extravagant outlay
in pomatum awl neckties,•aind in, va
rious ways.to constitute a trusidera:
ble tax on his modest resources. His
sweetheart was the daughter of a
worthy widow, who was caretaker or
" laundress " of a certain house of
Chancery lane, in which Messrs.
Sharpe, A: Floyd had formerly rented
Offices: Hence 'Tin's acquaintance
- with Mri. Movie and her daughter.
Bessie ,Moyse worked as a milliner
at a shop in RegMit street, and it
was an understood thing that when
Tom awl she had. ; saved up money
enough to furnislillwo rooms they
were to be married but as in the
course of cis mouths their united
savings only amouitted to five-and
, thirty shillings and some odd coppers,
their engagement appeared likely to
be rather a long one. On Saturday
afternoons., the young people were in
the habit of taking a long walk
gether, followed by tea at Chancery
lane—a festiVe ceremony which was
only marred by the presence of Un
cle Keckwidae, an :I*ed relative who
resided with Mrs. Moyse. It was a
family tradition that Uncle kqek
widge• had been rather a fascinating
dog in his day ; but he was now very,
infirm, not to say childish. • Ile . wits'
very deaf; and, as :I:rule; understood
little or nothing of -what was going
on around him ; but. every' now . and
then caught one-half of a sentence,
and invariably that half which the
rest of the company would have pre,
ferret] that he should not hear. „Ile
Lad further a trying habir..'of 'plitltA;-
ii.g it-relevantly into the conversa
tbm, "follfswing up some: train of
tluaight, of his own very often of an
The Conversation which we have
reported between Mr. Morpeth and
his solicitor took place on a Satur
day. Tom Halliday copied out the
adVertisemem, as directed, and duly
left, ft with the agent. By the time
had done this it was a o'clock,
and with a light heart he hung up
his well-worn office coat, gave his
hat an e,x tra polish, and then started
oil to a certain trecin Regent's Park,
where he found Bessie Moyse already
awaiting him.' 4 '
After seine indescribable proceeds:
ing on the part of Toni, which caused
Bessie to exclaim, Well, I never,
sir!' with so•many people look
ing, t.. 06 !" they junior arm in arm.
and proceeded to hear the band in
.the Zoological Garden. This, how
-ever, they did after a manner of their
own. They had discovered that the
music \Fa> equally etlective (and a
shilling cheaper) from the outside of
the ; - .tardens, and as Tom justly re,
marked. they did not want' to lie
bothered with animals, so they prom
enaded up and down outside the pail
ings to the inspiring strains of 'the
martial music within.
The main topic of conversation, I
not unnaturally. was Mr. Morpeth's
advertisement ; and the young peo
pie amused themselves by discussing
hypothetically what use they would
make of the reward, supposing they
were • lucky enough to find the miss
ing deed. Various plans were6 , ng.: .
gusted, but it was finally decided that
Bessie should set up a tobacconist's
.and stationery business, in aid of
Tom's legal earnings. At tirst Tom
was rather inclined to take the. tobac
conist's portion of the business him
self. as he hall an idea that he could
serve cigars and vesuvians with eon- -
sidera ble artistic finish; but this wits
overruled by llessie, who would not
- hear of his giving up nis "profession,"
That idea was therefore abandoned,
Tom justly remarking that, as he
wasn't at all likely to tin,! the deol,
it reaily wasn't, of very much cause
qtlellee. After a somewhat lengthy
stroll the young people made their
way back to Chancery lane, Tom
purchasing a pint of shrimps on his
way, as a contribution to Mrs.
Moyse's refreshment arrangements.
They found the table spreall, a pot of
Bogie-made ja - in and a plate of water
cresses shedding lustre on the festive
board ; the kettle boiling on the hob;
'and Mrs. Moyse bustling about in
the final preparations for teamaking.
Uncle Keekwidge sat, with his hat
on, ,in his accustomed place by - the.
Mrs \t, firs:, taking. O s •
session, soine - years before, of .:the
in usekk iper's apartment in 84-dford
row, U nele Keekwidge had complain-
ed of a draught, and had put on his
hat as - a protection. As the rest of
the family aid not perceive any
drau!dit, and rashly ventured to
question its existence, 'Uncle Keck
wid!re, who omid never brood con-
REGARDLESS 9F DENUNCIATION FROM ANY . QUARTER.
know what betis. It's only his fun.
.11e's always taking one off."
" Be needn't take off my trousers,
though," said tom, and then finding
that, he had (quite unintentionally)
made,a kind Of joke, be tried bard to
look as if he had said it on purpose.
" Thomas," said Bessie, pretending
to be dreadflißy shoeked.." Thomas,
I am perfectly ashamed of you! It
would, serve you rig.ht.not to let you
". Forgive fife this Once," said Torn;
" I'll never do so any more. I won
der whethert the old buffer' would
like a shrimp. Try a monster of the
deep, Mr. Keekwidge," he continued,
putting a spOonful on the old man's
plate. " And I shonldn't break my
.heart -if one of 'em got crossways and
cho:-.:eil you, you old image !" he add
ed, in a lowettone.
" For shame, sir !" 'cried Bessie ;
"a poor, harintess old man like that,
and you want to choke him!"
" Why couldn't he leave my trou
sers alone, then ?" said Tom, still by
no means pacified..
' Here I.lncle Keckwidge, who had
been looking about uneasily, as if in
-search-ot something, pulled a large
black pin out of his necktie and be
gan dirrainci vigorously at a shrimp
as though apparently without satis
" No, uncle,". said Mrs. Moyse,
taking the in away from him; "not
like that. YOu're thinking of winkles;
these are shrimps." (We. are grieved
to confess .that the - goad lady pro
nounced the word as " s:rimps."):
" Then what did he say they was
winkles for r' said Uncle Keckwidge,
" I didn't,f' said Torn, indignantly;
" I never sail anything of the sort."
" Young Man,'; said Uncle Keck
wedge, with dignity, "you said dis
tinctiv winkles ; I noticed it particu
lar. 1 am very partial to winkles,
but shrimps:ain't no account."
" Come. uncle," said Bessie, "you
know the laSt time Tom bought win
kles you said you preferred shrimps."
" We-ain't had winkles," resumed
the old ignoring his niece's
remark; not Since that day when we
found the ear-wig in my tinnily hat.
And they was in a pie'''
"No, no. Uncle,"'said Mrs. Moyse,
laughing, "Plat wasn't winkles; that
,‘ 1 duiind about that," said Vncle
Keck whige,! thoughtfully; "but I
know you pick 'em up with a pin,.
With a vim!" he repeated at inter
v;:ls, like an .I , eho, fainter and fainter
each time. ;" With a. pin !" and then
again relapSed into sikilice.
Bythe way of changing the sub
ject, Tom began to- tell Mrs. Moyse
how the gircat ease of Davi , vs. Mor
peth wa. eneeted to come off on
Wednesday. week, and how the most
important title-deed was mysteriously
missing, and Mr.-Morpeth had offered
a reward Of Opt) to any one who
would re tore it " -
"Unel4eekwidge brightened up
suddenly at the word " reward."
"1 knoW," he said, noilding his
head sagely. "1 see the hill myself,
at the baker's round the corner. A
tarrier dog with one eye, answers to
the name 6' Bob. Ten shillin' re
ward." ; • "
" No; . no. uncle," said Bessie
" that's not the reward we were taiP
ing about. '.l',liin was telling us about
a paper that was lost. and the gentle
man offertitt a heap of .money to get
it back again. Five hundred golden
pounds ! Only think of that!"
" Five (Mildred pounds for finding
a terrier dOg." replied Unele K.'eck
witb,e. " It ain't likely. Not i i ,f he
was ever such a stunner for rats:"
'' I didn't say anything about! ter
rier dogs, Mr. Keekwidge," exclaimed
Torn. "d said a deed—Mr. Mor
" You distinctly said a terrier dor%
with oneeYe," said Uncle Keckwidge:
"and as ifor saying you'll be d—d,
that dorv't alter it. Nor it ain't- man
" I 'never said anything of the
kind !" shouted Tom. ." I . t4id it was
a deed that was lost—a parchment
I said. all Mon! , it was
meant," said the old in„ only catrl
ina the /ast word of bile sentence.
" A Varier dog, answers to the riamer
of Poi)? i Wen, you ain't found him,
Mrs. Moyse and her daughter were
so tickled with the old man's Mistake
and Tom's increasing indignation,
; That it was some time before their
laughter Would permit them to e 3
plain to Uncle Keekwidge that it
was a valuable paper, and not a dog;
thatt was lost.
" Then.why did he -conic a-telling
usstorica about tarrier doas? 1 don't
believe there ain't been no dug lost 1
at all—there now. And he may put'
that in Winne anti smoke it."
Torn Was beginning to get really
angry, tint Bessie pacified him by
sipieozing his hand under the table
" Lor.you don't, mind uncle, Tom,
dear. Von know he's quite deal' and
Coolish. lie doesn't know half tie
"I don't think much of -the other
half. whichever it may be," said Torn,
doubtfully. " lkos never particularly
amiable; but this evening - he does
seem to have his knife into me un
common." - •
" Nevi..r mind, dear," replied Bes
sic; " We don't take any notice of
what helsays, and you musn't, either.
Have a little of mother's hoMe.made
raspberry-jam, and think no more
about This is the first fot-of last
year's making, brought out expressly
in honoi,of you."
" Thrink you, ma'am - ; since you're
so preintr. I don't mind if I do,"
said ;Thin, and proceeded to help
himself' But scarcely bad he taken
a meutliful when he grew suddenly
pale—hiS ifiwer jaw dropped, and he
t;cmained 'gazing fixedly at the jam
pot as if spell-bound.
"Good gracious, Tom." said Bes
sie; " ilhal.ever is the matter ? Are
you ill ?" .
" Don't say it's a black beetle,"
said !qrs. 'Wyse. peering anxiously
into the jam-pot. But there was
nothing there to cause Tow's emotion.
don't ; it's nothing; I shall
be all right directly'.'' gaSped Tom.
" the five hundred pounds."
Mrs.yMovse and Bessie looked at
Lim axed' lie hail taken leave of his
senses, Uncle Keekwidge murmured
incoherently. " Five hundred tarrier
dogs with one eye, answers to the
name of Bob," and relapsed into va-
But Tom did not long continue
his momentary condition 4 01 bewil
derment. lie pulled out the rough
draught of the:advertisement, 'which
was sq in his pocket, and began to
compare the names of the 'parties to.
the deed, as there mentioned, With
the piece of parchment which had
covered the jam-pot, and which now
lay upside down upon-the table.
" Ralph Howard and Frederick
.Pollock,. Thomas Burt and Sydney
Forrest Dysart, William Henry Aus
tin. Yes, the very names Mrs.
Moyse, I've fOttnd the missing deed,
or at least a piece of it; 'and now, if
we can trace the rest, our fortune's
"Xon don't mean that dirty old
piece of sheepskin that lay about
here ever so long, and that I - took to
cover my jam-pots? Good gracious !"
" Mrs. Moyse that dirty old piece
of parchment is worth five bundled
pounds ! But where's the rest of ?
For Iteaven's sake, don't say its de 7 .
" It's all cut
. up at -any rate," said
Mrs. Moyse, flinging open the cup
board. " There's two dozen pots
there, and they've each got a piece of
it. That pot was: the- first we've
opened. And 1 rather think "
rummaging in the cupboard—" yes,
here it is 1-1 rathi'r think this is all
the 'rest of it."
It was an anxious moment. The
mutilated parchment was spread out,
the pots uncoVered, and the circular
fragments restored, though with sonic
difficulty, each . to its proper place.
At last the task was finished. A few
of the and whi.reascx and provided
n!. were slightly sticky, lint not the
smallest - part Wan misting.
Mrs. Moyse's possession of the
deed was easily accounted for. When .
es:srs. Sharpe & I:11)yd had removed
from Chancery lane, a quantity of
old papers, which were - rt garded . as
out or date and useless ' had been
swept into a corner foc the dustman.
The deed in question, had, by-some
accident,* got among them ; and Mrs.
Moyse,'obs'erving that it was parch
ment. and beings careful housekeep
er, picked it up,and laid it aside for
the purpose tor i whlch she afterWanls
These particulars were communi
cated to Tom while Fessie brushed
his hat and generally got him ready
( for excitement had made him gnite .
helpless) to go oft to Mr. - Sharp'S
private house at once to claim tlae l
reward. Everybody appeared to
have - a vague kind of impression that
it was all a dreaM, and that they had
better st cure the reward before they^
woke up. With the deed carefully
wrapped in pap..;r and in the-breast
pocket of his carefully buttoned coat.
Tom hurried to Mr. SharP's, and,
hot and panting,• began to tell his
story. No sooner, however, had Mr.
Sharpe comprehended the main fact
that the deed was 'found, and assured
himself of its imlentity, than he stop
ped' Toni short in hip narrative. '
" do for the present,'l spid
he; "you shall .tell me the .rest as
we go to Mr. Morpeth's."
A hansome, was called, and the
air were ep q uickly •at Mr. Morpeth's
" b 4 your rnast,er iu ?" hiquired Mr.
- - -
YVS. sir," said the footman
but he is just sitting down t
" I must see .him, notwithstand
ing," ' said Mr. 'Sharpe. "Kindly
take him my card ; tell him my busi
ness is urgent.".
The man complied, and a moment
later Mr. Morpeth threw open the
" Walk in Mr. Sharpe. Ali,- you
have gvoil news ! 11 see -it, in your
face ! The deed is found !"
'• ;es, sir; I am happy to say it is,
and I con , rratul.de you with all my
heart ; anti you, too,, my dear Mrs.
Mormeth," addressing a fair-faced,
whb was seated
qt the head of the table.
• really found at last, is it r
gioil she. oh, what a- relief! Then
there will be no need forme to ap
pear in That dreadful court?"
'• Not the slightest need indeed,
I may almost say that thelintling of
the deed puts an - end to the suit. The
plaintiffs haven't a leg to stand . up
"But where, when, hoW was it
found ?" inquired Mr. Morpeth:-
Here-is the fortune finder. Ile
- had better tell his own story," said
Mr. Sharpe, " for. as soon as I real
ized that the deed was actually
found I brought him here at once,
and I scarcely knew the- particulars
TOm told his story and produced
the deed, receiving the heartiest
commendation 'fur his intelligence
"Excuse me .one moment," said
Mr. Morpeth ; and leasing the room, -
lie,r,eturned with a check, still wet,
requesting Messrs.. Coutts & Co., to
pay Thomas. llolliday or order the
51 , 111 43ffity huridred I ,o +nifiS
" And noW, my friends," he said,
" sit down and join us at dinner . ,
which you have so agreehly . inter
rtipted. For my Own part, I feel
more inclined to enjoy my, dinner
than I. have for twelve months past,
though I am afraid the, soup 11:154 got
cold. - Sit down. Sharpe.. Will you
sit there, Mr. Halliday, and make
yourself at home ?" •
Tom h!uslicd and stammered. " I
thank you kindly, sir; but, if you re
member, I've partaken of tea and
shrimps already, sir. And-if you'll
r exeuse „im., I think there's
some one - might feel hurt; I mean—
the truth is— my young lady is wait
ing for me, and—and I feel -so proud
and happy with this piece of paper,
that.' shan't believe it's real until
I've shown it 'to Bessie, God bless
"Amen, my lad ; find if yon or she
nebd a friend, you shall find offe,in
And in me, too," said Mrs. Mor
poi). "And tell your Iles!-ie 1 shall
Come . and make her acquaintance
Torn and Bessie were married. :t
few monttislaier. Mr. and Mrs. Mor
peth tiqtlf insisted on being present
at the ceremony. They had made a
great pet - of- Bessie, and given sub
stantial aid to the young couple in
commencing housekeeping; quite
'apart from the .3:500 earned by-Tom .
in connection with the missing deed.
Uncle - - Keekwidge. gave the bride
away, and has gradually become
quite reconciled to . Tom, whom he
regards as a man of unlimitedwehlth
acquired (such is still his firM eon:
viction) by-his having found and re
stored to its lawful owner, a one-eyed
terrier, answering to the name of
THE SPIRIT OF SPECULATION.
8: WELL KNOWN BANKER'S. VIEW ON
New:York Mercantile Review
The spiiit of speculation is being
leveloped to an unusual degree in
Wall street, considering,. the .season
and the fact that the operations,
formerly, were reduced to the year's
minimum during the heated term. In
former years the prominent dealers
were wont to retire from active
trading and seek the repose oil the
various popular Summer resorts;
but the evidence of the present daily
list of transactions is that the rule is
proving the exception, for although
the floor, of thel Excange reflects
the absence of many well known
members, their iOtluence is maintain
ed through the medium of the great-
ly improved system of telegraphic
communication. Why the formerly
dull season should lie so metamor
phosed into one Of exceptional activ
ity is explained by Mr. H. L.Hortop,
of H. L. Horton Co., of .16 Broad
way, (whose firm do a very .large
business), who says that the stocks
representing the great•grain growing
districts of the Northwest are fast
becoming, the indices of the specula
dye market. The almost uhlimitet
resources of the wheat growers have
given rTse to the necessity of the ex
tension of railway lines and these
are, at the present time, only a small
part of the system which during the
next few years must he developed in
order to facilitate the moyii - ig of
which will b w
e the hole civilized
world. Inasmuch as the incomes of
thee Western roads depend mainly
upon the volume of the grain they
carry it is hut natural that speenla
tion in the•shares,shouhl he regulateil
by the prospecL:3 of the hatyest;
hoce the activity developed at this
s6ason in this class of securities
when, for ierly, dullness was the pre
vtdlikg feature. My. Horton s:tys„ .
moo, that the situation this year is
especially peculiar. He believes the
wheat:crop will :be as large as any
ewer raised in the United Suites, pro
vided the country is .favored . with
ciood weather during the next two
or•three weeks, and that the qualitY
will be good; that the *inter wheat•
already secured is fully up to the
highest expectations, and,:that the
corn and barley crops will 'be large.
Other grains,•except Oats, bid fair to
yield well, but Oats in theAVest wilt
harvest light, having secured the
volume. the question is, what can be'
done with it, in order to afford 'isi- ,
ness to the railrom Is, and rood pa'ice
to the farniers:"The - Ettropcan crops
are seriously daniaged and, in En
,:land„ France and .Germany, almost
a total failure. In France the Min
istry has voted the sum of six hun
dred indlions cif cranes to-beexpend
er for imported grain during. the
ci'irrent fiscal year, and most of this
amount Will come to the ;United
states. The 'Chamber of Deputies
has sanctioned the prolongation of
all COMmereial treaties until six
months after the pagsin ,, of the gen- 1
eral thrilro , vidently for the purpose
of enanling the French people to ob
tain foreilrn grain duty free.. The
declaratihn of the Turco-Russian war.
iu 1S ;,.caused a prospective demand
tbr our grain. and a- consequent ad- '
.in prices, while. at this time,
we have, a positive demand which
must continue through the year, tin
ploying the roads after the close of
inland navigation. Under exiting
circumstances, the activity of the
granger stocks is but natural. '4r.
llorton further says that he thinks
there is material prosperity and a
tendency to further imPr,i i )vement in
all branches of biisiness t that:the
prices of nearly all respectable se
ritie:-; m stadvance in consequence.
and that the inquirY for both perma
nent and speculative investments is
TUE ONLY WAY.—Dr. Cuyler late
ly preached on "A right way to a
right rest," and after -bowing some
delusive ways, he said that the ti tie
path begun at the cross atufed in.
heaven. It was a journey on foot.
Enoch irot/.•.'4/ with God. There: is
no rapid transit. As the soldiers- at
Valley Forge marked the snows they
trod with blood, so many a saint
must walk through the Gethsemanes
.of trial All by-paths, of .sin, dis
honesty and immorality must ls!
avoided. This he ricrlitlyempliasize,d,
for the greatest cause- of infidelity
to-day is impurity, or. some .other
forms of wickedness on the part df
those who profess better things. The
I;ible is our guide. He told of his
' voyage one time tong the rock-bound
Atlantic ['Oast, and said that in the
midst of a thick fog the captain
pointed forward and said that soon
they. would see a .light-Louse: For
hundreds of miles he. had r•ai led:V
chart and • compass since n - ,leaVing
Sandy Hook. lie knew hisThosition.
lie was sure where lie was, and it
.true very soon. The beacon
loomed up They were safe s So,
when tlo mists of death settle about,
us, if •we have been guided ,by the
chart of divine truth, there will he
no danger of shipwreck, but an en.
trance will be administered abundant
ly into life eternal.
TII £ 1113 SI N V.i-S OUT LOOK
IFINTEIt NIGHT LULLABY
Steer, lnr hat e, my flarliug. sleep amt rest,
Warmly foldml to n•* bre:od,
- Though tho tdows,
And the ,dlll. white ,nows •
Flll the rohlo's empty nest. .
sleep, roy babe. top diullug, sleep alit/ re,C.
ltetitte t-Ittpther parts lily logy mionth
Par ;may 1:1 It:A - A.IIQ; S.ttitti •
Trills and louts Itts ;
Vial r long':.;.,%r, t. iiitlp Jrec moot It
Wnriri thy. r na tul , tn'3 1, 1 Ih•e S.brth•
SI.OO per Annum In Advance.
LOOKS ANA KEfa
Locks ore as plenty as grail
Under the sea and over tilt
Locks that ore strong as sn
Lot what is a lock without
We bent and hunt the who]
For-the ml•nlnß key that w
And no peace dr comfort, be bound,
Willi tome till (he truant key Mound.
This pk•re of eteel.with ttw eerloos make,
We prize for the 111(1 , 1en treatStire . lS fake,
sul goltr , l IL well, with deg or clasp,
To keep jt o u t of tfm grasp. •
lipytnitwter think, 0, neighbor mine,
That our hearts have locks both strong: aid fine,
To guard the wealth that therelti quay
And that sumo dear . hand must hold the key?
A teivler Nord, I~the hour of pain,
Will bring forth tears like the summer•ratu;
Tears long pen; 4, like jewels bright,
1...1e.:1ad trout tli ♦ e.glorious morning light.
And after the ter will come the calm,
Tin! hieti , ed.r!•st.atlie Ilea:ling halm;
•\ud lesk and itzb.4 will seem'tho woo
T4e ~ der souls (nr sorroWs know
A loving kiss will.priwe a key
qb t hi., children's hearts, so sweet and free
And kind l\i,r - ds scattered here al:Klink:re
An: 4 l(o . s to the holy ;;ate of prayer.
xr,pao, FOLK LORE.
Mr. Harris, the "Uncle Remnus "
of the Atlanta. C9osrift,tio;), has
sou& to reproduce in dialect; ex
amples of Abe. negro folk lore of the
South. The following is his version
of the story of the Fox and the Rab
bit, which Uncle !tenis is supposed
to be telling:
"-Mmeby,one day, artet Mr. Fox
bin doin' idat he could for ter
ketch Mr. Rabbit, an Mr; Rabbit
bin doin' all - be could for - ter keep
im from it, Mr. Fox says to hisse'f
dat he'd put up a game . on Mr. Rab
bit; an' fie hadn't Mo'n got de wuds
ofit'n his monf • 'melt Mr. Rabbit
Come a lopin' up de big road, lookin'
ez plump; an' ez fat, au ez sassy as a
-Morgan boss in a barley patch.
J of an tsar, lirer Rabbit,' sex
Mr. Fox. sezee.
"'I ain't.'"go, time,.. Brer Fox,' sez
Mr. t Rabbit, sezee, sorter mending
But I wanter have some confab
witi you, Bro. sezee. •
'All right, Brer Fox, but you
better. holler fu' i you
l'ln=monst'us•full of fleas dis maw
I seed Ryer - B'ar sez
I Fox,-seZee, 'an' lie sorter inked
m Over de kale you an' me
'didn't make fens an'. live naberly,
a n' 1 tole 'im . ,dut I'd see•you2
"Din Mr. ',Rabbit; scratch :one
year wid his utr iunc-P)ot sorter Jub%
`..usly t an"den he up 811' sez,.sczee
"`All a settin',l3nuf Fox. S'pose'n
1 you drap roun' termorrer an' take
dinner wid me.
_We ain't got` no
doi:Cs at _our hotisb. but I spec
de old oman • an', : de: children kin
sorter. scramble roun' an' ;it uji
sump'n for ter stay vo' stummuck.'
"' Dm. '' , •ree'ble, lirer - Rabbit ;' sez
Mr. Fox, seise:
"l len ill- 'pen' yOu,' sez Mr.
abi it, sez •
-.Ncx' day, Mr. Rabbit an' Miss
Rabbit got hp -1=)on, 'tip' dav, an' i
raided on s a gyarden like 3115 . , Sally's I
out ilir„ an got . :some cabbage., an'
some roas'n, year, , : . ,' an' some sparrer
grass, an' dey. fixed up a smashile
(limier. Ilitneioy one, er de lithe
Rabliits, - Playin' out, de back-yard,
come runnia' in hollerin," Oh, mal
oh, ma l I seed Mr. Fox a comin !"-
An' den Mr. Rabbit he. welt de
ehilluns by dere years an' made em
setdown.ant' dcn him, an' Miss Rab
bit sorter dallied rota within' for
Mr. Fox.- - An' dey kep' 'onWithin',
but no Mr..Eoi. Arter 'While, Mr.
Rabit goes to de d6', easy- like, an'
pee) out, an'. dar.. stichin', but film
1 heliine de corniler , -wuz tie tipeend
iuv Mr. Fox's tail. Den Mr. Rabbit
1 shot de do' an sot, down. an' put his
paws behind his yeats au begin fOr
.tersing: _... ..-
t •• • 1),• itlaeo whar!valts ;vim spill Ile grease,
Light dar 3 olvt:r bo o n' ict: -, :i.te,"
11• %%hat. 11,11 find a buri•ll..ity Im'r, -
Y,,a'.l si.oiic tins. de lii , /,': .
4 Nex"day Mr. Fox sent word by
Mt. Mink, an' skuze hisse't 'haze' he
wuz.too sick. 11.ir to corne,•dn' he ax
Mr. Rabbit fer ter , come an' eat din
ner wid-him, an' Mr. Rabbit:
' , rreChle.
" Binieby, When de" shadders wuz
at dere.shortes'Ar. Rabbit he sorter
brush up in sinter down :unto
Fox's house. when he
he hear somebody• groanin' an' lie
look in de door an' dar he see Mr.
Fox settin' up in a ruckin' cheer all
wrapped up will flannels, an' he,look
mighty weak. Mr. Rabbit look,all
but he don't see no, dinner.)
De dish-pan. was settin' on de table
crone, by was a kyarvin' Jtnife.-
"'Look. like you g,wineter
chicken fer dinnet, Bret .Fox,' sez
•Mr. - Rabbit, sezee.
" ` - es,; -firer Rabbit, deyei nice,
an' fresh, al . !' tender,' sez .Mr. Fox,
sezee.: • , •
`_Den Mr. Rabbit sorter pull his
muStash, an' sez : t You. ain't got no
ealainus root; is you, firer }v.? I
got so non' that 1 can't eat no chick
en 'eeptin, she's sasoned up-Avid cal
amus runt.' dat. Mr. Rabbit
lipt onter de do' an' 'dodged 'mung
de bushes,, an' set dar. wixtehin' for
Mr. Fox In: didn't watehlong;
riuddc;r, -I:.:tze Mr. Pox thing, off de
llann!A an' crape out . :or . de house an'
got what he could elo2 - 0 - in on Mr. I
Rabbit, an' hitneby• Mr. Ralibit ho,1;
lered out': lOW 'l.lrer, Fox! I'll put.
vet calannis: root on here- on
' stump. 'Better - come .git it while ,
j bite fitesb,• an' Avid dat, Rabbit,
.otr home: Aril- Mr. Vox
ain't never cbtch 'im yit and wit's
more,toney, he ain't gwineter 7 !' .
• As incident interesting to students.
of natural history occurred a few
(,lad, ago, sap; the Itoebster. - (N.Y.)
Uniwi; at house in this city. ln
frOnt 'of 'the house . a small tree
growing, in which an oriole . took up
its abode, building- a nest . and evinc
ing a desire to raise a family. The
.owner of the
,house has a spaniel.
Froth the time the oriole pe g an to
build its nests it exhibited a marked
antipathy to the dog, flying at him.
boldly whenever he came in 'front of
the house and peeking him mad he:
retired . from the•field.. This occurred
"several tithes. the.bird always coming
oil" victorious. Of late the oriole has
shown more obsCction than common
to the do!*,, perhaps because there are
now sonic young ones in:The nest.
One day the unhappy spaniel came
out to lie on the front. steps, but WAS
not allowed to enjoy his rest unbro
ken, for the oriole. swept down on
him, pecked his back, flapped, his
wings in his eyes and made it so un
comfortable. rot elm that the dog ran
into the. house. But his trouble did
not end here, for thdbird went into
the house after him, beating hini con
Detrgit Fred PreSS.
M. BOwerman and wifeleft.for the
country yesterday. One could- tell •
that their - trunks were not even half
fall, as- they .were pitched into this
baggage car with, a crash.: They be. •
gan packing - a week ago. When the -
subject was broached he said he pre;
ferred packing,hiS own trunk, and he
didn't propose to take a' whole month .
to do it, either: - All .he intended to
take along was an - extra suit, and he - :
could throw that in, most any way.
Night before last he began work. It
struck him that he had better put in
an extra, pair of boots as a founda
tion,- and he flupg ''.em in and braced •
'cm in the corners with his - clean
,shirts. The shirts didn't seem to -
ride very well and he braced them ,
with his two pair of trousers.. Then
he stuffed his Sunday coat pockets:
Withdollars•and • cuffs and found a
place for it, used his
_white - vests for
chinking," and the balance of his
clothing just fitted in nicely.. • .
" The man who takes over ten
minutes to pack a trunk in is a dolt!"
said Mr. Bowerman,. as he- slammed • .
down the lid and turned the key. •
Mrs. Bowerman had been atTit just •
seven days and seven nights, and.
.when the husband went up stairs at
ten.o'clodk she sat doWn . before the •
Open-trunk, with tears in her eyes.
"You- see how it - is," She explained, •
as lie looked down upon her in awful
• contempt., " I've' got only one part of
my dresses; in here,- saying nothing
of a thousand' other things, and even
now the lid won't. shut, down. I've
got such a headache I 'must lay down
for a few minutes. •
She went away 'to lop, and Mr.
Bowerman sat down and- mused :
" Space is space. The use•of apace. -
is in knowing.how to utilize it." . ' _
Removing everything he began
packing. Ile found than silk dress j--
could be rolled to the size of a quart
jug. 'A preshly starched lawn was
made to take the place or a pair of
' slippers. lie; brown bunting fitted
into the niche' she had reserved for
three 'handkerchiefs, and her best •
bonnet was turned bottom up in the
box and filled full or underclothing.
Ile tEit, there viewing sufficient
.to pick 'in a wholebeff,
whell she returned and said he was
the only good husband in this world,
and she kissed' him on the nose as he
turned the key,
"dt'ssimply difference between -
the sexes," was his patronizing reply
as lie went down stairs -to turn on
the burglar alarrn. .
When that wife opened that trunk
last night! But screams and
shireks would avail nothiulg.-
TRUNK SPACE AND THE SEXES.
lIE 'VAS WAITING
A- citizen on his way home late the
other night, saw a boy sittin g in
front of a house on Union street..
" What are you doing there, huh ?"
he iriquired in surprise.
Sir! keep. still'." said the boy in
a whisper-, " I live here."
" Well, why don't . you - go in the
liousC?" said the citizen.
" Waitin! for the fun,"- replied the
buy. " PatherjuSilgone in.' He told
me to wait till he tOld her.he'd been
to lodge; and- Alien reopi4 come in.
an' say I couldn't find him, and not
mension his Lein' in'the hall,;
but I know mother, and if -001 wait"
a minute you'll hear something kinder
bang against the side'''ofi the room
like " -
And - just at that instant a muffled
sound issued from the room where a
light was visible.. • - • -
"-That's him—tat's father,"' ex ,
claimed the boy, in great glee.
" Bizne . by you w 1 . hear a lamp,
smash, arid then l' goin' to mill in
_an' look out for fire:"
The citizen passed On and left the
boy sitting on the gate, with the
- liveliest interest depicted
countenance. , ---liotl Island Conr!:er.
I:5JI:11101;AL I N is now the
seasGn when the insects which prey
on fruit trees are Most lest active
and require the closest .attehtion: '
"Eternal vigilance" -will be the •
"price" of successful contention with
these tiny foes. The tent caterpillar
and the canker. worm prey on' the
foliage of apple- and cherry trees.
The apple-worm moth lays its eggs
in the calyx of the - young fruit, and
the grub as soon. as it is hatched,
cuts its way to the core, causing the
fruit to ripen prematurely.-- In some
instances theworni continues in the
fruit without • causiniz -any apparent
damage,. and it is only when the
apple is being eaten or cut up that
the unwelcome tenant makes its ap
pearance. . The Spitzenberg seems to
be a particular faVorite with this de
structive insect, for we find a great
dual of this fruit wormy:. A great
many of the moths• may be got rid
of by building fires in the'orchard - at
night. They will •be attracted by
the lig,ht,.ily into the blaze and be
destroyed. Some . peisons place a
lamp in the center of a tub of water;
the light attracts the moths, they fly
against the lamp,-.fall into the water
and are drowned.— We.llern Rural.
PROVIDE SRAM FOR YOUR STOCK.
,--Shelter from the burning sun may.
'be provided by means, of a cheap
open shed of boards, or by throwing
:boughs upon a frame work of posts
and-pores. Some such provision -for
the comfort of the stock should t be
made, as it is not only humane tut
profitable. Better still is a little
grove of trees of sufficient-size only
to make a
. good -shade for the whole
flock. A single tree is not; enough;
such comfort is. .often ffionopolized
by the "waster" of the flock or herd.
It is melt() turn a dock cif, sheep
into a field' where•the i :only sign of a.
shadow is that cast by a fence, and-it.
may be a wire onelit that. The poor
suffering animals„- will • stand bare
backed in the hot sun with their
heads under each other, endeavoring
to make their ow 4 .shade. Half a
1 day's work will give them shelttr
which will more than _repay for the
Attention to little things abouXthe
farm-, as in any business, is what:ln
creases the profits. - Plenty of eggs,
a few chickens; a few calves, a cOlt or
two help out wonderfully. If 'smile.
of the perquiiities arising are given
to the children for the care bestowed
they. will cheerfully help in the gar
den, and thns - another important item
is added to :the s'ell-being: of the
WIIEN did Cmaabianca deliver his cele
brated speech ? Probably op deek:oration