Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, October 21, 1880, Image 1

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any other p'aper In the ounty, makes it the - best
advertising medium In '.. - orthern Pennsylvanle.
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II ateibills, Blanks, Cards, Pamphlets, flatheads,
Statements, he . ., of every variety and style, printed
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well s-upplled with power pressei, a good assort.
tner.t of new type, and everything in the printing
line can be executed in the most artistic manner'
'and at the lowest rates. TERMS INVARIABLY
CASH. - - . , .
Vttsineos §arbs.
Oilice=-Rooms forMerly Occupied by Y. M. O. A,
Rea , 'Rug Room.
It. J. MADILL. 3000
Lessens given in 1 Thorough Bass and Harmony
cultivation of the voice a epecialty. Located at
tinews Min St. Reference : Holmes & Passage
Towanda, Pa., 'March 4, 030.
ovtir. ktrbrs Drug Store.
fftee with Patrick and-Foyle
OvjOrroN, • - BENJ. M. Mr.CK
ix V) , I ODNEI'' A. mPltekTß, ..
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tt;ollcitotor Patents. Particular attention paid;'
to lot-Bless in the Orphans Court and to tha settle;
tneht of estates. • .
Office in Moutanyes Block . May 1, '79.
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7 11. JESSIT.P
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- .I4iNTI OSE, PA.
_ Judge .Tesitup Inwlng r6sutned the practice of the
taw in Northern Pennsylvania. will attend to any business tntrustvd io II toi to licailtord county.
Persons wishing to consult - him; calf call on 'II.
St c.icicr, Esq., Towanda,Ta., when anappoittilnent
can I,e inade. -.-.. ,
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-- Feb _7,'79'
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L 11ILL1S,
F, .' :.
• EF. GUFF,,,
Y A L V SI , N C,
zoixeS• for the sale and purchase of alk lands of
• S.•euritles and for makfug loans on IM'al-Estate.
All , msluess w , ret..4ve careful aud prompi
attrotion.'r. s title 4..1879.
TrY I • kT LAW, WYALUSING, l'A. :WM attend
to ail Thosineis entrusted to his cart, to Bradford,
and W;youling CoatiOrs. OlticT with Esq.
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ii;!lne• with G. F. 31a,0n. over Patch & Tra;cy.
31aii) street, Tuwatida. 4.15.b0t
G F. 9 - W. KI.3IBf,IILEY-;
A Ttot; EY-AT ' 4. AW,
irff~_c—S2cnii I'or south of :First National
Thtuk. August 12. 1,80.
N. C. ELstinr.v.
'Ti , WAN DA, PA.
Atry Brwi.
If riving nneepte,l the azenny of 111. -
(Assetts over S13,000:000 - 00.) •
I ant prepared to . Nyrite policies at current rates
M. I)..'SW.AnTS, Agent;.
4 )(bre Wit It s. s Vineenl. Towanda. Pa. lyr
.. , W.ce,—Nonh Ski., Public square
S.Ol IV. 1117C.K,
To IVA .VD-I,'PE.V.‘"A
9ffiee—Sonth side Ibjdar street, Opposite Ward
• . [Nov:l3, 15.79.
ATToltti EYE -AT-LAW, '
t I:tee—Means' Itleek, NI attest., Over .1, 1.. Kent's
et n - e, Towanda, 'May Lo eVIISUIted In German.
r. April 12, 'lll.ll_
ATToll!: 6Y-AT-LAW,
*WAXI/A. PA. • •
of the Plist Nat!oni4
113:11: Main Se.. liTi s.lOl-s.; • • -
\\TM MA X:Syyj.L,
TOWANDA, rA. • 17 ,
orrit.e, over Dayton's Store. •' .
Apilll2, 1576.
P i o!lat. — a . nd - 1 . 11r I g l e r o? - 1. ° 0 - frI B ee at r N eb l ld P en h cs.. 3 :ll - 1
East of Main. • •
.r.,nl;i4a, May 1, ion 1y •
• over-M. E. 110.-ienfield's; Towanda, Pa. •
Teeth Inserted on Gold. Sllvet, Itubliei, and- Al
- base. Teeth extracted Without, z.aln.
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1 -1 D, PA'.l. - NE, M.' D.,' .-
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1111.1C,.orliontanyes' Store. Office hpurs from 10
i• to 12 A. wi.. and front 2to 9 1.. m.
Special attention given to • . . .
1)1• 4 EASES
_ _____rISEASES
,O. c and ' " or
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.lar last Saturday of etteb mend h, over TurnOr
.i.Gor,lotk's Drug Store, Towanda, Pa.
T .111 n, 20, 1.5.78.- ' 1
M 3% :,s -70.f
7.7• r P.6DIN
Sl'l:l9.l.'S FUND.-
This Batik offers unusual facilities for tbatrans
!clion of 3 general banking business.
.IoS. POWELL, P.reilder4.
Arll 1, 187.9
Tr, •CliEl OF PIANO Mvsz.c.f
T EIIMS:—/10 per terin.
Itesiden,e Third street, Ist ward.)
l'utvatpla. 13.•79-iy.
at teREP9IITER OFFICE, oppoetta the
Coartlllotie, Towanda. Colored work a gpeiterf
Evans &liiieth
iOlw /coots
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Surpasses any of their former offerings, and .will
st all times keep their stack supplied With the
(-1 24; d
tos 8 • t . !c o
-` 1 Black Cashmeres,
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Henrietta Cloths., Black tatitise
Black Nun's Cloth, Black
Crepe Cloth, Blaek Moinie Cloth,-
Enovil -75
.tan. 1,1875
N. N. BETTS, CaOter
.' I O7.7ANDA ! - PA., if:
Take pleasure In offering to bu}e'raor
Latest Styles
As they: appear is market.
They Invite Attent
To their New
Black Silks,
'Colored India Cashmeres,
q(l'lmed Flannel Suitings,
Colored Novelty Suitings,
Jamestoz n . .S.Crgts, .Tamcstown Alpacas,
Trimming, Silks,. Trimming Satins, ,
-,V\ D
vEz V'FJ'TS,
In Black and Cplora
„Cloaks and ANhaielsi
eassimeres for Men's & Youths'-wear,
' :. Flannels and Blankets,
! Prints and:Ginghams,
Shcctings and Shjrtings,
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Ladies' and Gentlemen's t nderwear,
Hosiery and Gloves, . •
Laces and Embroideries, •
, . -&c., .&c., ~,! • &c.
Also, a complete fine*.of
Carpets, Oil Cleths,
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Mats and gating.,
Thankful for the very liberal patronage bestowed
on us for the past'ten cram, and; hoping by evict
attention to our costumers wanta and truthfully
Apresentlng goods, to merit a continuance of the
Evans iillildreth
BEsTv o .c . ,„ ( e .a ss u n i o n t a c kt be; ft o o re p : y he tas pu te b r lle t
work for us than at anything else.
Capital not required. We . ..w111 start you. et 2 a day
and upwards' made. atlhotne by the Industrious
Men, woinen,.boys and Otis wanted eeerywb. re to
e.ork for us. :Now is the time. You can devote
your whole tibie to the :work.% or only your spare
moments. No other lon.lneste will pay you nearly
3% well. No one willing -to work ran fall to make
enormous pay by engaging- at once. Costly outfit
and terms free. A great opportunity for making
looney easily and honorably. Address TILLIE&
(5. , gns ta. Value,- Jutyrso. -
31 an u turerT; of
Raid for grain
t .— h,
oTldhes3t bury i:desikned having
3111!„ . wotild solicit
the patronage of the community. Custom Work
done Immediately and In good order. All leaks In
the:lllM have been repaired and hereafter - It alll
be, kept' In good order. Feed, Flour, Meal and
Bran constantly on hand. Cksh paid for grain at
Masontown. •HENRY W..WELLS.
Monroeton, June 17, MO.
1_ • - THE LIFE OF
By.his personal, friend, MAJOR 81:NHY. Editor
N. Y. Mai/. I the. Only edition to which Gen.
Garfield has given personal attention or farts.,
Bealitifully Illustrated, printed and-bound. "The
best:"—S. F. Commercial. Adrerttser.
neatest."—X. Y. Herald. "The most useful, sen
sible-and satisfaetory.''—.N. F. TrOunr. Felt
length steel portrait by Hail, from a picture taken
expressly tor-, this work. Active Agents
1 111 anted. , ' Liberal terms. -Send 81.00 at once
for complete outfit. A. S. BARNES arcG„ 111
Sc 113 William St , New York. . Sept. a.vvfi.
ACADEMY—For circulars, address Col. C.
J. Wrlgtit. A. M. 4 Piluclpul. July DI, wi
This Welt-known e house has been thorougbly ren
norated*d repaired throughout, - and the, proprie
tor Is now piepared to offer first-class aceolumoda,
tlons to the publle, on the most reasonable terms.
Towanda, Pa., 314.2.0878.
Meals at all hours. Terms to suit the tiMpll. Large
stable attached.
- WM.HENUT,Psorattssoa. ,
Teranda, July 3,:m-tr. 1
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A mist of violets white and blue,
A fringe of fern4eaves, washed with dew;' .
And dried by April's breeze ; -
A belt of blue-bell ail a•rovr, •
And on the tereiergrass a snow
The wind-inird,yed branches rile and fall, - . t -
The little wood is musical.,
With dulcet tones and clear.
The hulls 1,4 bee, the, song of bird;
And In the carol's pause to heard
- The atreamlet ihnuing.;near.
Beneath the spreading woodland trees,
Among the White anemones, •
Two children are at play:
The blossoms opening one by one,
Their starlike faces to the sun,
Are not more . pure than they.
They laugh away the merry limn,
They crown themselves with Woodland dowers,
They mimic bird mid bee ;
Till one, the graver of the twain, r.
Holds up, tfo r telt of coming rain, r 7 .
A closed anemone.
Ah, sister mine through all the years,
Through Mists of shed and unshed tears,
Mine eyes can yet behold
- A picture of that sunlit wood, , .
The s-ow-white carpet where we steed • '
And watched the flowers unfold.
El I 1
Ah, stater dear !'tis meet for thee
To wear:the wo9cl anemone
Upon thy gentle breast
Thou host not left life's quiet ways
To follow after gain and'pralse
With spirit of unrest.
I had no mind for woodland boWers,
I scorned the slmpla woodland flowers
'We pulled together then;
But waver of tender memory roll
Full often over my sick soul
In busy haunts of men. ' •
AndtnyitLue nature, finding voice,
Itiminds : nte or thy better choice,
Thy calm, contented.part :
My fuse of life hath thorns—thy flower
Is fresh and Mare as in the hour
It blossomed from thine heart. -
Ah, my sweet E. lqter, words aril vain,
Yet could I stand wltti thee again
•Boneath youth's budding trees,
I think my heart would freely Choose
From out all blossoms of all hues
• 1 . • Life's wood anemones.
The story of I,Aeutenant Schwatka'S
A:rcfic exploration's, aagiven by the
New York herald's • correspondent,
is 'painfully fascinating. The party
reac-ied their permanent camp on
Simpson Strait,hear Caa.dinaW \ l'ciint,
September 19, 1879; at the foot of a
high hill, which Toolooah remarked
would make a good lookout tower
for deer hunting. AU along ,this part
of the coast; ware Simpson Strait is
narrowest, was expected soon to
swarm with reindeer waiting for the
salt water to. freeze so they can con
tinue their Migration southward. It
was. •for this reason that the party
chose it, and also la await the freez
ing of
. the strait, so that they , could
cross with their heavy sleds. On the
23d they ran iipon , ?a herd of. about
fifty, and Toolooah killed seyen be
fore they could' get away, following
them up, rtinnina.nnd drOpping • on
his knee to fire. So rapid and effee-i
tire was his 'delivery with his Win- .
chestcr repeating carbine that this
unequalled achievement was accom
plished in less than ten minutes; and
well knowing that it was to his splen
did weapon that the - credit largely
belonged, this undemohstrative sav
age -held up' - - his ride and kissed it..
On the 30th Toolooah killed twelve
reindeer, Joe eight and Equeesik and
the writer each three,making a grand.
total Uf twenty-six by the party alone
in one day. - Reindeer tallow is a
large part' of the food of the explor
ers, as of the natives, when they,pan
act it. • Breakfast is eaten raw and
'Frozen, but we generally have:a warm
meal in the evening. Fuel is .hard
to obtain, and conshitsenOrely,of a
vine-like moss called Ili-shoot-ill.
Reindeer' tallow ,is also used for a
A-small flat stone serves for
a _candlestick, on Which a lump of
talk - CY:is placed, close to a piece . .of
fibrous' moss called mun-ne, which is
used for a wick. : The tallow melting
runs down
,upon the stone, midis im-'
mediately absorbed by the moss.
This makes.a very cheerful ant-plena
ant, light, but is , most exasperating
to a' hungry. man, as it smells exactly
like frying meat..
'On the afternoon of the. 27th of
September a heavy snowstorm set in,
and the next morning the snow was
knee deep on the .level .ice. The
storm . continued , - until during the
night of the 29th. The snow was.
very deep,,btit the winter wihils soon
blew it around anti packed it down
so as to be 'almost solid. By the 14th
of October the sledging was. suttl
eiently•goodifOr Toolooah "to :go 'to
Cape Herschel . : and.; Terror Bay for
the sled and Other' articles thatwere :
left there during the sumpiet for the
want of transportation. As his little
,boy would suffet with the cord Too
loosh exchanged wives with. Joe for
the trip, a very usual and convenient
custom among the Esquimaux. Too-'
looahgotliabk on the 2,3 d. He killed
three he reached Ter
ror Bay. TAB of them got into the
water, and : he had to : go to the edge
of the new ieq,.using -a - pole to stand
upon while them out. He
killed one reindeer at Cape Herschel,
which was all lie saw 'while away.
- The party started :November 1, but
ulid not suoceee in getting further
than the, shore of the straits, about
three miles from camp, owing to the
'heavy sleds and the dogs being so
,fat that they werelar.y.
.They had fondly hived' to be., at
the Pangetous Rapids 17 the 10th
or 15th of November, but only reach-1
ed the native - taint) near the mouth
of Kig-hiuk-too (Sherman Inlet). on
the 12th, owing to the heavily loaded,
sled and the much bad weather, togs
and wind that would blow the -snow
around so -that they could-not see
their course. There was quite a large
camp of Netchillik and Obkwolik
Esquimaux on' .a
big lake near the
mouth of Sherman inlet, the. largest
camp they had yet seen.
They `. found but - few interesting
relics among them. Only a piece of
the boat found in Wilmot Bay after
the big ship sunk, and, part of the
block branded eithef ."10" or "0 B."
with part of the It obliterated. If
the ship's blocks were branded • with
tare name of the vessel to which they
were attached, this Would be import
ant as establishing the identity of the
ship that drifted down as the Terror.
One Innuit,• with ..the remarkable
WOOD N 017.3.
Of wood anemones.
the Year Round
The Lanii of Twilight.
name of Ogzenekjenwock, 'describes
the finding of a boat-and skeletons,
Outside the boat lie saw a number of
skull - 3.y 'forgoi - :Many; but
said*there,was more 'than four. Ile
also - say►' bones from leis and arms
that aiipeared to havibein sawed off'.
Inside the boat waa a, - box filled with
said the aprisearance".of the
bones led the Innuitslo the OAlnion
that: the white men had been eating
each other. What little flesh was
still ,on the bones was very freSh ;
one body bad all the - flesh on. The
hair. was light ; .it looked like a long
body. He saw a number
snow goggles, and alongsi
Viidy, with the flesh , on it was
of- gold spectacles.. (lie pick d lout
the kind of metal 11'4)&1 seve !:1 that
were shown hint.) He saw mo a titan
one or tvio pairs of - - such- spe , :tac4s,
but forgot how many. When isked
how: long the bodies appeared o have
been deid when he saw them he-said
. .
they had probably died luring the
winter previous to the ummer he
sa*ltheni. 'ln the boat e saw can
vas and foui'stielis . (a t nt or sail),
saw a number of watches, pen -faced;
a 'few were gold, but most were silver.
They are all lost', now. They were
given to the children to play with
and have been broken up and:lost.
One body—the one with fleslkon—
had a gold chain on, fastened to gold
earrings, and - - a gold hunting-caie
watch with engine-turned engraving
attached •to the chain, and'hanging•
down,ithout 'the waist. ne said when
he pulled the chain it, pulled the head
'up by the ears. •This • lucidy also. had
a gold ring on the ring finger of the
right hand. • It was taken off and
has since been lost by the children
-in the - gate -way. that the other things
were lost. His treason (Or thinking
that they•bad been eating each other
was because the hones were cut with
a'knife or saw. • They found one big
,saw and one small one in Ale boat ;
also a large red tin case of smoking.
tdbacco and pipes. The bones : are
now covered nii with said and sea
weed, as they were lying just, at high' :
•water mark. Some of the books were
taken home for the clitiareteto play:
with, and finally torn and lost,' and
others lay around among the . rocks
until carried away by,the : wind and
lost or buried beneath the sand.. .
- :Fear this spot twotOf Lieutenant
Schwatka's men found ; the :camp
made by Captain Crozier, with his
entire command from: the two ships
of Sir John Franklin, after abaridon-'
ing the .vessels. There were several
cooking 'stoves, with their accompa- I
nying kettles, beside clothing,blank-1
etsjcanVas, iron and brass iinple
~ atid an opened grave, where'
was fourk n-quantity of blue cloth;
part of rich seemed to have been
'a heaVy, •ercoat,anil a part. probaf
bly wrapped around the. body. There ,
was also a large quantity of 'canvas
in and around the grave, with:coarse
stitching through it and the cloth, as
if the body had been encased for
burial, at sea. -Several • gilt buttons
were found among the rotting cloth
and mould in the bottom of the grave,
find a lens, apparently the object,
glass of •a marine telescope: Upon
one'Of the stones at the foot of - the
grave Henry found a medal which
was thickly covered with grime, and .
was so much kliecolor of the clay
stone on which it rested as to nearly
escape detection.„ It proved to be a
• silver!medal, two-and-alaalf_inclies in
diameter, which identified the grave
as. that of . Liettenant John Irving,
third officer of the Terror: - Under
the head was found . a figured silk
pocket; handkerchief, neatly : folded,
the colors and pattern in.a remarks-
Me state of . preservation. The skull
and a few other bones
,only were
found in and' near by grave.
-They were Carefully gathered tb
gether, with a few pieces of the cloth
and the other articles, to be brought
away for interment where
,they may
hereafter' rest undisturbed. Some
tiine . after a paper, in' a weather
..beaten and nearly illegible conditiOn i
was found in a pile of stones where
' had stood the cairn seeu :by Lieuten
ant Hobson and ToOloottles wife. It
proved•to be a copy of -A record left
here by .Captain - Crozier when re
treating with the crews of the Erebus
and Terror to the Great Fish .Rivcr
was dated May? 7 18.51,,and signed
by Captain -
Some Of the details of the sledge
jouruey made by Lieutenant Schwitt-.
men and the _means. resorted-to
for sustaining life are of intense in-.
terest.. A few are here reproduced :
" Itls.a difficult matter to keep guns
in working order in the intensely cold'
weather we were experiencing. At
sixty and seventy below zero every
thing freezes. Even the iron and
wood are affected, Strong oak and
hickory !vill breall\almost like icicles,
and when. guns were broUght into
the. warmer temperature of an igloo
to clean:they would gather moisture,
whieh had to be removed from every
portion of the lock and working parts
before again meeting the cold, i' or'
they would be worthless as weapons.
They must also be kept tree from, oil
or any kind of grease, as all lubri
cants of that sort will harden and
prevent the working of the lock. " It
-is a matter of great difficulty to get
near: enough to such wary game . as
the :reindeer in winter, when the
sound of the hunter's. footstebs,
the soles of his shoes dre covered
with fur, is carried on the, wind ;andr
on be distinctly heard mere than a
mile away. I have frequefitly beard
the crunching, of the sled r)inners on
the brittle - snow, a. ringing sound, like
striking bars of steel,. . a distance of
over two miles. * * *
country is filled with reindeer, and'
on every, hillside their can be
seen rising like clouds of iteam.` A
herd that was frightened by.the dogs
which were. following tho' musk ox
tracks scampered off in eery direc
tion, and it looked as if .a lot of loco
motives had been let loose over the
countryi the smoke comingtrom their
lungs in great putts es thejrjran, and
streaming along behind them. When
the sledges are moving during a clear,
cold day the position - of any one of
them is known to the team, though
they may be widely separated. §ome
times, :or the advantage in bunting
to be obtained that way, our igloo's
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:L - -$ , .: - .;Lt , ,:::. , *: i-t Li
have been separated by a day's march
of about ten miles, and at that dia.
tance the, condensed breath of the
dogs and people could be- diStinotty
seen and the position of the igloos
" The country began to swarm
with wolves now as well as with rein•
deer,.and we would meet them daily.
Often they would] come close to the
igloos.; and one _night Toolooah shot
one of three that were eating with
our dogs the meat he had throWn ont,
for food. They killed lin& ate four
of%Equeesik's!dogs and attacked him
when he went out of the igloo 'Le
drive them off. He killed:two of Lie
assailants w ith: ills rifle and two oth
ers by_the most infernal traps ever
devised. He set two keenly-sharpened
knife - blades in the ice and covered
them with blood, Which the wolves
licked, at the same
_time slicing their
tongues, the cold keeping them from
feeling the wounds 'at the time and
their own warm blood tempting theta
to continue until their tongues were
so scarified that death *as inevitable.
He also Prepared some Pills by roll
ing up long 'strips of - whalebone
bounlk,with sinew and hidden in
meat, which freezing would hold to
gether until . it., had I passed into the
animals intestines,-when the meat
having-thawed and the sinew digest
ed the' whalebone Would open out
and produce an agonting death. If
anytidng-were bad enough treatment
for wolves these.devices of Equeesik's
might be so classed. Toolooah was
out hunting on the 21d of February,
when a pa...-k of abouttwenty wolves
4tacked him. He jumped upon a
_big rock, which Was soon surrounded,
and there he fought the savage beasts
off,' with the butt of fifii gun until he
got a sure shot, when l killed one,
andrwhile,the others !blight over and
devoured the
,carease he made the
best of the. opportunity to ffet.back
into was apoSt fortunate
escape, as he , fully realized.
" About five miles inland from,
Starvation •Cove the natives, had
Sound during the :summer- the skele
ton, of a white man, which no one had
ever seen before. On the way down
Henry visited the place and , erected
i monument over the remains. The
pieces of clothing found indicate that
,debeased was a sailor, not an officer.
* *" * * I Narleyow led them to a
place In the branch Of the river flow
ing to the westward of this island,
where he,Said a rocky ridge froze to
the bottom, waking a poeket which
held fish. They dug four holes with
in an area of ten feet, and'in one day
caught fifty-seven of the immense
Almon for which this river is famous.
Ike cooked one for us, _which !ma's' the
largest I ever saw. Joe' measured
the cross section of.orie he saw in the
natives igloos before our camp that
measured over one foot I asked
him hOw much over, but he couldn't
tell, he said, as his pocket measure
was ' Only a. root long.' The large‘t
number offish that are caught here
are what the natives call ‘tow7e-sil7
. .
liki' and are Kcal* to•_these Waters.
They are something like very large
herring, „anti the. flesh \ much coarser
thbril.Salmon or trout. - All the fish
here are quite fat, the salmon espe
cially. We. bought
.several bags of
salmon oil from the• :natives,. which
we : used,tio long as it lasted, -Ifs a
substitute for reindeer tallow, which
is all gone now. The weather is hi
tensely celd- 7 132 'degrees Fahrenheit
on - the .10th,.the day the remainder
of our party rejoined tie at thia,camp.
"The rapids On -Back's River are
all -marked by open - water; and are
recognizable at .a long distance by
the column of black '.smoke arising
from. them like steam froin a boiling
caldron. in the .Vicinity is
dangerous to travel upon,there Often
being thin places, - where the moving
dater - has nearly but not quite -tut
through, and ; not distil guishable
from the §hrroundbr ice ; which may
be four-or five ,feet ° thick. ' The na
tives test it before going upon it with
.a knife or stick, and know from the
sound . whether - or not. -it is safe to .
travel upon.. In some of the• many
open•water.placeslhat we -found In
our 4OUrney. iip the river we could.
walk - boldly- up to: thd. Very edge.and
lie down and quench 'our thirst ?rem'
the rushing torrent, `while, in other
places : it was not:safe to go within ;
several hundred yardi of the edge.
- "-Wwas almost our daily experi
ence now to loseone'or. more dogs.
They gA plenty, of reindeer meat,
but it was usually fed frozen- and has
'but little nourishment in in that
state for "told -weather, when fat and
warming food is required.. 'A seal
skin full of blubber each week - ld
C ......
have saved many our ::dog, - hut
we' had none'to spare for them as we
were reduced' to the point' wh'n we
had .to save it exclusively for lighting
the igloos at night. We . could', not
use - it to, warm our igloos or to cook
with. • 'Our meals had to eaten
cold—that is ; frozen so solid that it
had' to; be sawed and then broken in
to' convenient
.sized :lumps, 'which
when first-put into.the mouth were'
,like - stones,: or - cooked. with Moss,
gathered from' the hillsides and :the
snow beaten off with a- stick._Meat
will freeze in a temperature it little
below the freezing; point, 'but it is
then in a very different condition
froin the freezing it gets at from, 50
to 70 degrees.below zero.-;„ Then.eve-,
ry piece of meat 'you put in your:
mouth "has first to he breathed upon,
to thaw the surface or it will stick to
your. tongue. and' the Sides of your
mouth and lipi . like frosty iron, and
with the same disagreeable results.
The.•luxury of a cooked.meal could
only be indulged in on the days.when
we were lying over in camp, -,as to
, gather the moss and cook the meal
'.would take from three'to four hours.
I ' fr‘ We found open
.• water. at the
rapids- where Connery River empties
into its, estuary, and the ice four feet
above the-water line... It was with
considerable diffleultY that :a; safe
passage was -foun4.for 'Vie sledges,
but once
.On the , -:salt r water ice we
moved along rapidly.• :The prospect
I of reaching home (DepOt-Island) the
next day was very exhilarating, and
the dogs seemed to -catch the infer-
Mon' from their Masters. The- poor,
jaded Beasts "- coiled ' _their tails over
their backs' and ran 'along barking
.until We halted for the night, within
about twenty milea:of our , des ina
tion. We still knew nothing on
cerning Hodson's, Bay Since we left
a'. year _before,. Tsedluk having seen
no one since he came to the camp
.where we found him. , * * Wd
soon arrived in sight of Depot Island
at. 4 looked anxious).* for sledge
tracks which we felt sure would be
abundant here if the ships were near
by. We . saw no tracks for so, long a
time that we soon began, to . doubt
that there were even any natives
there. About' noon , we-were within
fonr or five miles of the island, and
saw some natives on the ice in the
dim distance. Than all was excite
ment in our party, and it - increased
as the distance diminished.: I, never
expected to ' feel so agitated myself
as I did when I found myself running
and shouting with the natives. Too
looah fireda signal gun, then jumped
on the sled and waved 'a deerskin,
which had been agreed between him
and Armow as 'announcing 'our iden
tity on:our return. At last the sleds
drew near enough to recognize Ar-,
mow, Who was hastening up to us
ahead.'of the others. When they
baited he 'grasped Lieutenant Schw
at,ka, by the hand ana shook it long
and heartily, saying,
: ‘Ma-mulc , poo
am-a-suet suk-o' plenty good to
see'), and then be came to me t and 1
noticed; as he held my hand, the tears,
warm from his dear old heart, were
coursing down his , cheeks. I was
moved, as I scarcely anticipated the
tenderness and. earnest warmth of
our reception."
He Was Lying.
There was a row 'IW, night in a
saloon on the St rand,' . and 'a middle . -
aged man was forcibly ejected. It
news reporter was detailed ;to find
out the facts, which furnished an
amdsing incident of, the .ampaig.n.
There was 'a, .quiet crewd in the
saloon, talking politics. The .I.hab ,
blest swan pushed his way in and
seemed tc take an absorbing interest
k d
the didiscissionscion.One gentlernc.
s : 1
' ' *Hancock will get nine-tenths- of
the Federal. soldiers." - '
"You are right," said the seedy
man; in a laud, sonorous voice, clap
ping the speaker, on the shoulder.
‘.‘ Yok, just bet he' will scoOp 'em.. I
am an .ex-Federal; soldier 'n
I'll vote tor old Hancock."....
The attention of the• „crowd 'Wds
difected to the patriotic soldier. •J'
" Were in Hancock'-s- corp'4 1 1 "
•`,.Gentlecrien;" said the seedy Man,
running_ his 'arm through a hule in
his hat,; 1 have voted the..Republi
cap ticker, 411 my life, but; next No
vember my d vote goes
ra fTitry old'
eorriander.i . I may not lik poli
tics; and itliey may say he puts On
style; but when a General of ithe
United. : Stitch army gets off•hig b4rse
to help me when lam lying helPleSs
on. the .blothl-stainect field•of battle,
slippery with human gore,. gOing
.to vote forlim anyhow." - •
. ".Hurrah for Hancock'." Stroked
the crowd. • •
4 Will you join us'.?" asked' sqveral
enthusiasts of the grateful soldier, as
they advanced in solid.column on the'
bar.. Thy: healths of . Hancock ._and
English were drank with tnthusiasm
several times. ,
c" Hand out `some . those high
,Arined cigars," : !said another enthusi
aSt i .to the barkeelier.VThe ex-Fed
era took half a dozen. :
"I've a great notion," said another
enthusiast, holding. the p - ancokk man
off - 'at arm's 'length and surveying
him from ;top to -bottom: " I've a
great notion of inahing you a.present
of, a new suit of 'clothes."
" Were•Youbidly wounded ?". ask
ed another. sympathetic enthusiast:
"I was lying_ on the lb:Kid-stained
.field o£battle, slippery with htlinan
gore, weak and faint from the loss of
blood• With My leg,- shatteredibga reb,
- ---I mean a hostile cannon ball. I
had fallen early in the fight."
The earnest 'croitd gathered close
around' the patriot to . . catch every
• `'Hen. Meade had., given orders' to
advance and drive the reb—lmetht
the hostile foe—from his position.
Just as I was eipectin,g-to tie trampl
ed under foo4uprode Glen. Hancock
and F.ngliSh." . ' •
• .-"Eriglishr bawled .the crowd: '.
"Yea, Generals Hancock and En
glish, riding side by side, just as you
see their pictures, only they had their
swords drawn. I was lying weak and
helpless on—" •
And so it was, but . this tintelt : was
not oirtlie blood-stained - field of bat
tle, slippery with . hilman gore, but on
the. hard pavenient slippery with to
ham() juice. •
He got, pp and "shuffled cloWp . the
street inutterine . :
,-'" It seeflia to me
English don ' t bring as much strength
to. the ticket as thought he . would."
—Galvedon News. .
young ' mother with a cryifig baby
n her arms sat in a Silver City
.coach, says a Xeyada paper. On the
opposite seat.was a well-known: poli
tician of engagipg !Banners. By-and
by be said . : "Let me hold your bat)y;
perhaps I can soothe him." "Oh,
no; I'm much obliged ; you couldn't
help me any," was the answer.
" But,"le persisted," you.bad better
let me try." "You are!svery kind,"
said the lady at last, " I know
you couldn't help me, for eis hun
gry.", A light seemed to dawn on
the politician's mind, and be abrupt
ly broke otr the conversation.
was used to s'eeing elbows on, the ta
ble, knife and fork alternatelY insert
ed half way - down the throat, but
here in Bohemia the elbows are , ex
tendellat an angle of forty-live, de
grees; and both knife and fork raised
to the mouth at once. Ladies as well
as. gentlemen perform these gymnas--
tics, their chairs tipped forward, their,
noses down to Weir; plates. I once
told an Austrian countess that the,
only improvement I could suggest._
for her Oilier table was "to place a
trough around it." Here in . Bohemia
I would do away. mith a tableand re
tain the . trough alone..
i .
7 f;l'-.1-:1 .s
I ,
illotome Winds Ore blowing,
'Blossoms slow y
Leaves are dying, showing • •
. O l tedlence to the •
-Of Inter, mighty monarch,
Crowned kin of all.
Signs will Oome be snow-Hake; •
goon libel crystal bells
• Daiigle where the violet
:Now Its ;beauty telly;' - ,
Boon the fee-boolid brooklet,
With glassy, fosty sheen, ,
- - Predation 0,811 wlio listen; •
Wbster !edam enprente.
HOw to. Vote.
Young man, have you heard 'there
is going to be .inn,. election in this
country prettY soon. It may be that
you have never before voted kir
Presi4ni. In that case it is time to
be making up your Mind ho* Fyou
will vote this fall, and with which
party you will work in the meantime
Which is it, Garfield or Hancock?
Will you beradical or conservative?
'Rad calieim is progress, conservatism
is standing still, and,standing still in
this hge is going backward. Radii
calism moves on the highway,
abreast of the times, keeps pace with
the railroad, the telegraph, the tele
phone, the steamship. •Conservatism
sits lathe graveyard, dwelling among
the, tombs and mourning over the
'good old times. Choolie yo)1 between
the two. And if you choose to4o with
the Democracy and vote for
- cock, let. us see what kind •of compa
ny you have on .your way. to the
polls. - _
The man who! murdered General
h )leCook will 'vote for Hancock
'very man who rejoiced at the as
saslination- of Lincoln will vote Rot.
liar •ock.
Ev.ry man that put on a Ku-Klux.
mask d assisted in . dragging an
old negro - out .of his bed at midnight
and hanging him,' will vote . forHanL
cock. - • . .
. The brigands who rode atter Quan,
trell into • Lawrence, 'Kansas,- am*
sacked the town and iftuodered the
inhabitants, will vote for Hancock.l
Alexander IL Stephens, late Vice-I
Ptesident of the so-called; Southerni
Confederacy; says he Was Lhe " or ig
nal Hancock man," and kvill:vOte for]
him. i
Har who in 1868, •
ade .w.pton, .ko ~pub-1
cly and repeatedly urged the so3ial
ostracism of Republicans, and advis
ed from the, platforM that no
c should rgii-e ;a Republican l
playment or trade at' a store kept by,
a Republican, has taken the field for
Hancock. I ; • I
General Butler ; of South Carolina;
the Hamburg, butcher, will vote fOr
Williana.H. Parnum, ofi COnnecti
cut; the well-known "Imute ;dealer,"
will votefor Hancock - ,
The • sentinels who i - stood ' guard
Over the Union Kisciners at Ander
sonville, and slio(dead the starving
s'oldier, of the UniOn,.your, neighbor,
your friend, your brother, as he stag
gered.across the - dead' line,' will vote ,
for Hancock. _ •
The Man who :;shot (ienetal,
Pherson Will vote , for Hancock.' , •
'• Harksdale' tho I'azoo,Countymur
derer, who 1:il1ed 'Dijon because he.
.wanted to run;. for the same office,
has declared f6r Hancock.
Currie, the Texas . assassin,,who,
shot an unarin,ed ac,tor •just becaus
it . was his daylb kill; somebody, has
been acquitted by a Texas jury, and
will vote for lianeock. • '
Jeff. Mavis says ii he bad a. l vote
lie.would'east it for HaneOck: •
e .Ol,
1 Beauregard, who fir d the first gun
at t the flag of his coonin\v at Fort
Sumpter, and now, writes t . a , New
.o,Freans paper, that he " doe not re
p Ont itliecause - his conscience . does
not repiOach him for it," . will vote
fOr Hancock.' • .
Samuel J. Tilden,
,a politician_ . so
infamously and •hotoriously corrupt
arid unappreciated that even his own
part;' dared riot, could not and would
not ye-nominate' him, will vote for
Ilan • •
' there they are, yoiing
jlist a few of their. - If you like the
crowd go into it. If
,you Want the
frlends who now -respect you and the
Oople whose respect you wish to re
tame; if you want your old father who
i 4 prorid of you. and looks to 'yip to
Wrpetriate the; family name and bon
cir ; if. you want yours mother Who
sees in,. you the best and dearest and
manliest. of sons; if you want . your
sweetheart-and wife, who has made
you -. her ideal - of all' that is noble
and true, the very soul of honor, the
perfection, of honest manhood and
spotless integrity ; if _you wane ill
these friends echo think . and believe
'you to be pure and eXalted in life
and sentiment if you want them to
see you marching up' to the 'polls
with that mob ; thinking as, this mot-r
ley array of Union haters and negr
shootets think, voting as they, v,ote
applauding what they' endorse
making, your own sentiments,,' your
aspirations, your hopes and . wishes,
your plans and your anibitiOns, yout,
motives and your actions identical,
with theirs, why; it's a free country . ,.
go up with
_them and then come back
and bate yourself to,death..
• • Go with that crowd if you will,
but take a 4 bath before yoiji•
come back to your family. Fumigate
yourself before you come into the
house. For decency's sake, in the'
mime 'of manly Rarity, have the vir
tue to be ashamed of yourself. But.
if you don't like the crowd, and we
earnestly lope and believe you don't,
keep out of it and , keep away from it:
Be stalwart.• Be radical in ,
thing. March up to the polls under
the fluttering battle-flag your fathers
and brothers carried for the Union.'
when these other fellows
.were shoot
int,c, at thent..l •
Go' o the polls in company with
the . son of Abraham Lincoln, rather
thn arm in arm ' with Barksdale of
.Yazoo.. - Walk beside the son of Ste
phen'©. Douglas's,' rather than Cur
rie of Texas. . •
Go to the polls, with Grant, - rather
than Pemberton, both for the honor
Of the thing and Alm certainty of vic
tory. Walk beside such imen as John
Whittier, rather - than the..masked
81.00 per Arnim in Advance.
night rides\ who helps to. hang and
shoot Republicanism-out. of Missis
(lo to the polls with decent, hon
est men. It is for you to make your
.own choice. And let us implore you
to so choose that you will never have
reason to be ashamed of the compa
ny with ihith you cast your first
What I Think About 'Tattlers.
To define the word Tattler would
fender it' netessary to .find a word
that means the same or nearly the
same that one ' , Word or compilation
of words could comprehend the
inertness of the word Tattler would
be,a Startling . revelation to any one
who• is acquainted with one. Rob all
the languages 'in existence of every
wOrd.Of vituperation they .contain,
Submit them to a process' of conden-'
sation until you have crowded the
meaning of- them all into one word
and that word is Tattler. Raifsack
history ancient, Medeval and modern,
make careful note of all the deprav-
ed,, debased, malim e' nant attributes
that man or wpmanhas,is, or can be
possessed of,collect them - all together;
givel,hon personal existence and you
have only a Tattler. Judas Iscariot
was simply a Tattler and - it was his
first offense that has made his name
a synonym of treachery for 1800
,Benedict Arnold was a Tattler, but
of so exceptional good character fork
'a' Tattler that he, has• dorie more to
elevate his profession than any mem
ber of it before or Since. Go into the
dismal swamp of Florida, empty
every .stagnant pool it contains, of
all their wriggling, crawling, slithy,
loathsome contents, cloned them ad ,
intolone heap and the disgust that
we would feel in the contemplation,
it would sink iinto• insignificance in,
the presence of one of those prying,
insinuating, meddlesome, covetous,
jealous,' despicehle creatures called
Tattler' •
Eden • changes into . Bedlath with
their presence,: Perdition into Para
dise with their absence. No placels
exempt from, no -society, church or
-community can ever hope tor any
-thing, like happiness or .prosperity
while one of those ..perfidous hypo-
Critical. traitorous wolves tii.e in -their
midst; and yet, very few of these in-
S',;itutions was, or ever will be organ
ized without one. or. snore. , •
\ t
They force their way' into houses
of divine worshipl the' form_ of 'a
troop of
.gi,ggling, s . pering, ignor
arkt, mischtef.making ~iris; all the
way from country servant girls doWn
to . conntq - schoOl ' mistresses and
shoddy aristocracy, always, if possi
ble,'taking the front seat to show.
sheinselvea as! Well as to criticise or
"throw. mud" at the choir or_PreaCh
erj or anything else that their stupid
spite happens to suggest, juit so:Tax
as l their ompty heads; blank idocy
and grinning imbeeility,:*4l permit,
their-to.• They crowd their way:into
the sick room,, with' their different
degrees to eta harm, all the may-from
those knowing self-conceited middle
aged matrons who have
families, down to-skiiiny, cadaverous
old maids. carrying their pestifefous
uninvited unwelcome . selves to the
very bedside of Vie patient, doing in
one hour (if permitted) more. harm
with , their miserable 'bald faced lies,'
than airtlie Doctors ,in ehristendom
can do good in a week.- They - never,
See any good in anybody or anything-
They invariably turn a deaf ear to
all sweat 'melodious and happyfyind
ion'nds,and only hear ugly,discord . -
afit and ' sotil petrifying, sounds.
Listening to the ' voices of nature
they never hear the song or birds or
-the glad hum'of the busy, bee nor
the laughing ripple of the brooklets,•
but only hear the threatening hiss of
the angry 'serpent, the' deep, hoarse
bellowing Of the infuriated bull,•and
the hypoctitical laugh Of the hyena.
They never know what it is to have
'one. good generods heart-beat i but
as if their, vegetative syStem had ac
quired the y : natural meanness 'of their
souls, and the heart beats .out the
blood to the arteries in mean stingy
doseS produCing a searqely.percepti
ble pulse,- but - yet,' `a wiry stubborn
incompressible one.' :They live fOr
ever. but never enjoy 'health. ' They
always in company but never
have' a friend they. are true to.
Dyspepsia is: their only companion,
death their only friend.,- They crawl
through their lives, like the snail
leaving a disgusting . trail of ' slime,
hypooricy and broken trusts 'that
marks a "distinct .pa h from -early,
childhood to the - grave
In their whole his ory they take
part, in but one, assembly in which it
is not necessary for every 'discreet
person to weigh' carefully every
syllable hp utters .because of :their
presence, and - that assembly, is their
funeral. They congregate at. bar
rooms and stores to ,expeCtOrate to.
bacco juice and: contaminate the tit-,.
mosphere with :their 'irilottlehoholic
breaths; and also to slander every
person that. , they. are acquainted with
that don't 'attend their inquisition of
human' character. '' - . • .
Andiat those_ vile orgies '
no one's
wife is' i sacredenough to - escape their
blasphemous 'accusations; no one's.
-sister, is pure en'ough to be spared.
the coarsest - ribald '-. that human
mind ever cogitated or human tongue
ever uttered no - one's ; mother •is
'saintly enough to escape - criticisma
so vile_that a banditti would bluSh to
bear it. . Knowing "-nothing on any
.subject is their - raotto f ',but give their
opinions: on , every ,subject is ' their
practice.--,Dr. S. a (l6-r, 'in the
Rillerlown.(Tioga : Connty, Pa.) -"Ad
rotate. • _., • • ' : • , • .- -
Is regard to the' lawlessness or certain
pursuits, pleasures and amusements, it is
impossible to lay dotVn any flied and gen
eral rule; but- we may confidently say
that whatever is found to unfit you for
religious duties, or to interfere with the
performance of them, whatever dissipates
your mind or cools the-fervor of your de
votions, whatever indisposes you to read
your liible or to engageln . prayei, these
are not for you. f . •
A.; itinocent young rady.writes to know
-if it is really true that husbands 'some
times tell lies to.their wives. Yes, there
are a few wicked husbands who are guil
ty. -Adam is their anceistoi and the sue
cession has never been broken.
Fun, Fact. and .Facetise. -
nurse, see !" exclaimed a. de- .
lighted papa, as something like a smile . ,
irradiated the faoe of his infant, "an an
gel. is whispering to it!" "No r sir !" re
plied the matter-of-fact nurse, it is only
the wind in its stomach."
T gar have :meted a man in Pimisyl
vania for libelling 'a candidate for Con
gress. Don't people have: any rights in
that unfortunate State ?--Bata
_ Chillicothe, September
12th, flerbel L. Rollingstone and Emma
J. Moss. Thu* does one familiar proverb
receive a'death blow.—Bete Ilapen Regis.
Ix Colorado it is the custom for every
man who receives a vote in the conven
tion to 'treat the whole body of delegates,
and no convention in that State adjourns
until every man in the. district, who cau
pay for or get trubted for the drinks has
been yawl. for.—Boston Post, -
A CONCEITED young , man. with - a dis
cordant voice asked permission to sing at
a party the other night, and the pained
looks on the faces of those about him
showed the disfavor with Which the pro
position was received until a young lady
suggested that they, had better let him
try a yetse or two, as it might drive mote,
quitoes out of the room.—Nework Cali.
,'Au, good evening, Miss Brosik"
gan g the pastor ; " I didn't see you at
chtqch this morning." "Na,Mr. Smith," '
was the, reply, " I was somewhat indis- -
posed. - Soli remained at , home and read
a few- chapters of Mark - instead." " A
tine, thoughtful •young lady," thought -
the _parson. Miss Brown supposed, of
course,- that be understoodher to refer to
Mark Twain.—Baton Transcript. .
- NOvEt.,, Anticipations--" Flogging tie
First 116r11, , '"- by the author of Beating
the Air The Home of Truth," by the
author of q ; The HOW, of Lys ; " "The
Hill Replaced," sequel -to Th ireirlie
i,(iived-; 4` Blacklegs,"- by die' author of
`i White Wings;" • " Low -Water," io be
akeu with 4 A High Spirits ;" .."Lorenzo,"
sequel -to " The Mate -of the' Jessica ;"
A Traistingi Hind," by the author of
" A D3ubting Heart ;" "My Father's
Daughter," by the author' of • " That Son
of Mars.";—London P 1.4704. •
Childreri's Fancies and
" 31our. than Seven "—Mabel—" Give
us'a cake, auntie. I know, you've got
one in your basket." Auntie (an early
iiser)—" No, dear; they are roses I've
been gathering, and they wouldn't like
being given to .a little girl who gets up so
late in the morning." Mabel— 'Go on
auntie ; they wouldn't mind. - They lays
in their bed all day wheh they gets
chance and nobody don't pick them."
London Fun.
Isuuvrrvx. Ratiocination Mamma—
" When grandpapa was your age, Etlie,
tea was ten ibillingS a pound, - and bread
a shilling a loaf." Ellie—"'And is that
why poor grandpapa is so thin ?"—Lon
don Punch.
IT is wonderful what Idols boys are. A
charming Widow of StiUwaterowus a nice
boy and a man from St. Paul wants to be
appointed deputy father to — the lad.
While -the St. Paul man was strolling
crown the street with the, boy he asked :
"Pub, does your mother bang her hair ?"
thatlool hey ansivered : " Oh, no,
buNyou ought to see her bang. dad's
head: Guess the prinister
.didn't know
everything when he told pap to prepare
t(') die. Prepare ! Why he Wail aching to
die !"
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. REPARTEE in an adult is' sauciness in
the 'wit of tender. years. The Galveston
Noilx tells of_a domesticscene-as followS :
".‘ teach
‘ you fo lie, and steal, and
smoke and use profane language," said
an. irate Galveston' parent, to his eldest
offspring, at the same _Unit) swinging'a .
good-sized sapling. " I'll teach you, you
'young scamp." "Never mind; father, I
know all them branches already."
" said a little girl," is Chri.,,t
mas 'mosthero?"Why,' no,- my dear
why do you ask ?" '"Cause papa said
he expected his Santa Cruz to-morrow. I
s'pose Santa Cruz and Santa. Claus are -
the - same, ain't they, mamma ?" Oh,
these, children '.—Boston Transerißt.
A LITTLE noticing the glittering
gold filling in her aunt'a front teeth, ex
claimed : •‘` Aunt Mary, I wiehl had cop-
per-toed teeth like yours." '1 . . '
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A NEW. Bedford teacher asks his class 1
to explain the difference between "dear"
anti "deer." Ono bright little fellow ex
eainied, " One is a biped and !the other is
a quadruped.".
JUST before . visiting the_ menagerie,
Johnnie bad a passage_at arms with the_.
young aunt who assisted at his toilet, and
with_.whom he flew into a rage. Arrived'
at the menagerie, Johnnie yri.i
ately interested by a strange foreign ani
mal with lung, lithe body. " That ani
mal is that, mamma;" he aaed:. '? It is
called ant-eater, my son." After a- long
silence--" Mamma, can't we bring Aunt •
Mary here, some day ?" -
"P_+," said a six-year-old - cherub to his
parental ancestor, " when is a locoinotive'
like a rOcket "Give it -up, sonny."
" When it istlred up," riplied- the che
THE feelings of a small boy can be bet-
ter imagined than described after the Faid
small boy has spent half an hour crawling
under a - gospel tent to find thie it is not a
circus.. • •
Thoughtful Thoughts.
NEVER go where yOti cannot ask God.
to go with you ; never be found where
you would not_ like death to find you
nover indulge - in any pleasure whichwill
not bear the Morning's reflection.? Keep
yourself unspotted from the world—not
frAm its spots only,: but even from its sus
kr is better tb let trouble come all the
way to you than to meet it half way. Let
the bright side of life be your study ;
when clouds_ gather over you, peer
through them for the sun rays ; itthorns
obstruct your pathway, brush them aside
and beneath them look for the hidden
flowers that in their modest seclusion
await your-seeking..
Do young persoes ever think how little
it takes to stain their characters ? A
drop' of ink is a very _small thin, yet,_
dropped into a tumbler of clear water, it
blackens the whole, And so the first oath,
the first lie, the first wrong act or thought
of.evil may seem trhiel, but it leaves a
stain upon the character. Look out for
the first stain. •
Hors ! Sweet hope ! Man's greatest so
lace and his' greatest trust ! The darkness
of the, night, which bows the soul in deep,
est misery 'neath cankering_carg and woe,
and, unfolds fears of, coming evil, may
bring a bright day of promise, of love as
suaged, if hope's echoing prisoners wake
the heart and faith usurp the place of
gnawing pain,' when fell despair has rob
bed us of joy and peace.
To ei . ery'rnan there are many,
dark hours when he feels inclined to
abandon, his e \ a best interest—hours when
his heart's d reit'hopes appear delusive;
-hours when ho feels unequal to the bur
den, when all of ;his aspirations seem
worthless. Let no one think that he alone
has dark liours. They are the common
lot of humanity., They 'are the tench
stone to,tty whether we are current coin
or not.
IIE got off at the dejx:rt, „and a
hack-driver put the usual question to
him : Have a hack, sir?" Re looked
4 the turri-out carefully. " Have a hack,
sir?" . ' "Not if I've_
,got to take. the
hOrses, too," • he drawle d out.'
A wow will talc — e the smallest
d,rawer in, a bureau for her - own-pri-_
vate use, and will store in it dainty
fragments of ribbon, and 'scraps of
lace, roan:l,y ruffles,, velvet Minas for'
the, neck, bundles of old- love letters,
pieces of-jewelry, handkerchiefs, fans,
things • that no min knows the name
oP, all sorts of frish-looking, bright -
little articles that -you couldn't eats
loaue in a column; and at any time
she can go to that drawer - and pick
rip : any one of them She wants with
out disturbing anything else. Where
ai a man having the biggest, deepest
and widest drawer assigned to him,'
will put :into it a couple of socks, a.
Collar box, an old necktie, two hand
kerchiefs,a pipe and a pair of braces,
and to save his life he can't shut the
rawcT_without leaving more ends of
Clings sticking out than there' are
piect-s in. it,