Bradford Republican. (Towanda, Pa.) 1875-1892, September 07, 1882, Image 1

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no c;es Administrator's and Ekeetcor'i
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Tas lil:ctomce4l.3 imi.disited in o t
c ‘ c.ote at tb.o corner of #.141
11:a fitl'..l . tS. over J. Cureer's hoot and
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31 I'.l t:: nttpution 00.1 to -I,tlmilleAs
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- I%r 1 - 017Nfr:. (I. McPherson and
1-V1 I. Office south side of Nlerour's
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wrirm vas, ANGLE LIITC ii:CON (11
1 " , Wi.'l laws. E J and
w,;t side ,f Main street. two doors north
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17.71. iVt% proript attention
T M Es; \ OdigN CDDDING, Attor•
•J led( ounsellors-tt-Law. thlico in the
srcur ver C. Kirloy'f. Drug Store.'
TCLENi .1. 1' ttnrit,
I , ut myt•'s Street
Tiiwg.,.;,x, W. H. and E. A., At.torney.3-at
Law, fo,, ()Mee iu M..rciir Block,
t•. T. Kirby'.4 I lrug Store, entrant... on Ilain
t•ttrway - north of 1'01it.0211.4 , ... All
proinptly Attended 'to. Special :at
1,..n to Cr . : Wait; against- t tinited State/
41,1.•. pato:lts.
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ToIINSON.. T. 11— :r D. 01 :Ice over Dr. 11. e
I'ort,r,'s Drug Store. :el) !!!.7s
01toe ai Dwelling
/ 1 r Ntr,•27.,,:orner WtstoliSt. 12.77
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L' e. M.ll. °lnes Ist door abo
bOii:hOg on 'Alain Parent. special at
glven dise-aF,s of the throat and
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8. M.., :11.D.' ota,-(• and real- I
5tr,....q. north 01 M.E.Chur:ll,.
‘1,•IiI.: t'ims;oit Do•lrtment.
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L. .M.ll. Office covi - r :i iniau2."4i'd
()awe r•ains fr om 1Q to Se A.>t. and
!7" to 4 e. :4. Special attention given to
th. lye, ana i-ases of the Ear.
oct '2J,77
1.;;;V \::I:. if. 1.. Z.!.D..
11 , .v,z1r.cen
and on't,•,=, kart north of Dr. Coriin'ta
qtroet. Ithetrv,•Pa.
Hol - SE Main at.. next corner - south
" ot Lridge street. ..New house and new
throughout. • —The • proprietor has
itlfor pains ur 'expense in making his
tel first-clans and respectfully sclicitk a share
rd , ...l.bire patronage. Meals at all hours: Terms
masonable. Largo Stable attsched.
r.:ar s 77 w t. irExl:Y.
WATKINs POST, NO. CS, G. A.. R. Meets
every Saturday evening, at Military Hall.
GEO. V. MYER, Commander.
R. Farradnov., Adjutant. • feb 7, 79
rilll'STAL LODGE. NO. 57. Meets at K. of P.
Ball every Monday evening at 7:30. In
100x3ce $2.600. Benefits $3.00 per week. Aver
t.;•• e,•nt, 5 years experience, $ll. •
.1 EASE MYERS. Rogorte'r.
• F., ..1.• lot ato r. fob 22.78
"Du.u)FoRD . L01)0 F., NO. 167, 1. 0. O.F. Meet
a In odd Fellow's 'loll, every Monday evening
7 o'clwk. WAnIZEN HILL, Noble Grand.
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po - cr. F. E. , No. 32 Second street All orders
will receive prompt attention. June 12,7 a
II 'SITING TERM will Ugiu MOnday,
April • For catalogue or. other info:.
zatkin. aallress pr call on the Principal. -
Towanda. I'a. ,
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TITILLIAMS, EDW:1111i. Practical Plumber
TT and Gas - Fitter. Hace of. business in Mer
cur Mock next door to Jeurnal officio opposite
Pl:MlL:Square. Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Repair
/La Pumps ~ 13,11 kinds, and all kinds of Gearing
remptly attended to. All wanting . work in his
n= should give biin_a call. July 27,77
Pr ,6 F..r.T.,. C. s, ral Insurance Agency.
Towan , la, ra. Whi tcornb's Book
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Double , StOre. Double Stock.
NOS. I ;AND 2 111:IDOE
le now open in his Mammoth Double store with
a full, fresh anil completea tzar of fashionable
Spring find_ Sur rimer
Gent's Furnishing
Hats, Caps, Trunks,
- Traveling Bags,
Umbrellas, Ete.
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Suits of all Grades for
Men, Boys, 'Youths
and Children..
Our rents have been obtained on the moat
favorable terms, and our current 'expenses re- -
dueed . , to the lowest possible minimum, we pro
pose to give our customers the benefit of these
Reductions by putting our prices at LoWer Fig
ures than any other Clothing House In Towanda.
Wo incite a tareful examination of our shtick
and: pricek, vthether wishing to buy or pot.. We
can`satisfy . , the closest buyer of the truth of
what we B:w.f.
e.l!itildf we u 111 satisfy
Remember, Nos-3 'awl 2, Bridge street.
•;7. K. BUSH.
.Tor4n , ta, I a., April 10,115i42. yr
'TROY; PA'. . •
keep on hand cops4ittly foi builders,
,yenow - s, Spokes, yhilli; Poles
Carriage Tripaning4l
Aiso a full line et Shelf andlre - iry Hardware, and
a full linq . 4f' s
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C'arriage's, Platform atallLumbor Wagons,
Made by ns w; ill skilled wo.rmen, a nOarranted
in every particular.
jtays, •gin t 4
On.C3 in
Troy, April _7-1y
TO W.l N D.l; l'A
Alfred ).!Pur:vis,
All work. In his lino done well and promptly at
lowest price.
Parties baying volumes incomplete will he fur.
Mailed with any missing number at cost price.
All. orders
,given to J. J. Scanlan. Agent for
Bradford County. will be Promptly executed ac
cording to directions. I
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Now'Occupici the Corner StOre oppOsite Dr. H.
*C. Porter's Drug Store, Main Steeet,
with a large stock of
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J. L. Schoonover is clerk. The two stores arc
connected by Telephone. Mti 'Boas can now feel
satisfied that he can give th0,,l
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HisCaxperkidice enables hint to select the beat
goods. which he is botind to sell at a LOW _PRICE.
You can always get a bargain it you
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All goods Aelfvered In the Borough FREE.
.P.tiItMERS - will do well to call with their Produce
and get the CASH. 20apr31.17.
Iu Btill to be found. at ale OLD STAND
Next door to Dr. li. C. Porter's Drug 1 .57 ore
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pocks. Watches and Jewellipromptl y repaired
by an experienced and competent wo kkman.
eeptlG.o -
New Acivertizements;
Harilwitre Dealers.
P:11'1 7 ,1 tIriLEIII,:&C
N. 1:11 Gutitz:--sre strvt-t,
blltcellancout Advertisements.
Malaria is an alinost in- '
'describable .malady which
not even the most talente ,
physicians are able to fatl -
om. Its cause is most fr -
quently ascribed , to loc 1 ~
surroundings, and there is
I very little question, but this.
opinion is substantiated by --
facts. Malatia . does notnec-
essarily mean chills an 4: !
fever while these troubles ~ -
usually accompany it ,It -,
often affects the sufferer with
general lassitude, acconi- -, _
panied by loss of appetite,
sleeplessness, a tired feeling -
and a high' fever, theper- i
son a f fl icted growing weak-, i
er quid' weaker, loses fl esh ! r i
day after &Sy, until he be-. ' i :
comes a mere skeletoni a
• shadow of his former self.
Malaria once having laid its
boll upon the human frame, the .
..h.ior of the system is thrown open
to nervous diseases. The• body..
',mak and enfeebled absorbs no,
nourishment; but subsisting, upon
itself, the diglistive organs ito
longer perform their functions ;
tht liver becomes torpid, and other
organs failing to do their routine
work speedily become disordered,
and dissolution and death arc apt ,
• • to ensue. , • -
In addition to being a certain cure
for malaria and chills and fevei,
BROWN'S IRON Byrvots is highly
recommended for all diseases requir- k •
ing a certain and efficient tonic; cs 1,
mittent fevers; want of appetite,loss.
of strength lack of energy, etc.
Enriches the blood, strengthens the
muscles, and gives new life to the
nerves. Acts like a charm on the
digestive organs. It is for sale by -•
all-respectable dealers in medicines,
price, Sr per bottle, '
Be sure and get .the : genuine
Take no other.
(SoccOasor to Mr. 2itcgoani) '
,The ilatronarie of my old friends ind the nub'
Is solicited. 9aep;:t
By 'UniVersnl Accord;
CATHARTIC Pitts are the nest.
of all pprgatives., for 'fan - lily use. They
are the product of long, laborious, and
successful chemical investigation, and
their .;extensive 'use, by. physicians' in
their practice, and by all civilized na
tions, proves them the best aui4 most
effectual purgative, Pill, that 14ediql
clence can devise. Being purer* ve , -
stable no harm can arise from their
lose, and being. sugar-coated, th'iye
'pleasant to take. In intrinsici valtie
'and curative powers no other Pills
.can be compared with them; a`nd every
persOn, , knowing their virtu* will
employ them, when needed. They
keep the system in perfect order, and
maintain in healthy action • the I whore
machinery of life. Mild, searching and
effectual, they -are especially' allapted
to the needs of the digestive app ratus,
derangements of which they prevent
and cure, if timely, taken.: They are
the best and safest physic to employ
-far children and weakened constitu
tions, where a mild but effectual
,cathartic is required.
For sale by all druggists. •
T:ITIJ I ll & CO.'S
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The plafe to save money b onying cheap IS at
Corner Main end Frsatlin ,84eets
Tuey respoetfully annerulce to the ynblle teat
they have a large stock of
PORE. and PROVISIONS generally.
We have also added to our stock a variety of
MB. CHURNS, rrii;
Just received r large stock of Sugar•. Teis,
Coffees . , Spica, MOULSON'S PURE SOAP. the
hest In the mortal,, sad othor mates of soap
Syrup sud Kobus", which they offer at lop
prices for Cub. I . . oat 261
In the Whole History of
4 9, Medicine ,
No preparation has ever perfcirmed such
marvellous cures, or maintained so
Wide a reputation, MS AYER'S CHERRY
PECTORAL, 'which is recognized as- the
world's remedy for all diseases of the.
throat' nini ' Its. long-continued
series of wotiderild cures in all cli
mates has - made it universally known
as - a safe and reliable agent to employ.
Against ordinary colds, which are the
forerunners of more serious disorders,
it acts speedily and surely, always re
lieving suffering, and often saving life.'
. The .protection it affords, by its timely
use in throat and ,chest disorders,
makes it an ' invaluable remedy to be
kept always on hand in every home.
No persciu can afford to be without it,
and those who. have once - used it never
will: From . their 'knowledge of its
composition and operation, physicians
nse the CHERRY PEcron.u. extensively
in their practice, and clergymen recom=
mend it. It is absolutely certain in
its healing effects, and will always
. cure where cures are possible. .
For sale - by all druggists. •
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5 4 CHANGES. .; • •.
Whom t welove, you know, we seldom wed.
Time; 'ea us all. And Life, Indeed Is not ;
The t gwe planned It out ere hope wag dent
And then, ire women cannot choose our lot.'
Much must ISe borne which it Is hard (bear:
Much given 'away which it were sweet to keep.
Clod help us all I 'who need, indeed, His care.
And yet, rknow, the Shepherd loves His sheep.
My little boy begins to babble now 11
Upon my knee his earliest infant rayer.
He has his father's eager eyes, I knout • 1 .
And, they say too, his mother's sunny hair.
But when he sleeps and, smiles upon isy knee;
And I can feel his light breath wine and go;
I think of one (Heaven help and. pity me!) I
Who loved Inc and whom I loved long ago. '
Who might have been • • • • ab, - Hitt I. dare not
think! 1
We all are changel; G '
trod j ‘ for us best.
God help us 10 our duty and not rink •
And trust in heavenziaurnbi3r f r, the rest. , 1
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But blame us women not, if sem Appear
• Too cold at times and some gak and light.
',Some griefs gnaw deep. Some %toed are hard tt
• bear. , 1 1 ...
Who knows, the Post? and who can Judge us
I right? • I
Ali, were we Judged by what we might have been
• And not by what we are too apt to fall 1
My little child -he sleeps and smileibetween
These tfioughts_,and me. In heaven we shall
- know•-all. . I I
•I. —Lord Lytton (Owen metenttn). _
Several young men, recently frOm 'college,
fall of new opinions, new beliefs and 'new
ideas, weie riding' together over a far West
aru road. • With them in the stage were two
farmers' wives upon a shopping excursion,
and a flue-looking elderly man 1 ! , whose dress
and manner denoted that ho ;w accustomed
to society. The young people 1 havo spoken,
of were not restrained from fr e exprenion
9f their sentiments by the presence of an
tutllence, and the farmers' wives gradrudly
grew stiff with horror as they listened., 1 ;
The elderly gentleman liined also, 'as
those listen who are used to discussions, aid
are interested in - than oven .w en they are
crude. I -'-- ; I
Finally, after a certain.youic unbeliever
had ventilated his opinions ve thoroughly,
~ he spoke:
"Young gentlemen," he said, "you
. ro.
mind me of myself at your agel I held your
sentiments when I left college, and was even
more certain that they were; the right ones.
than you ura, ' - I-
" I do not Propese to argue with you now,
but I would like to tell you i how my ideas
were changed. I married very early, a
sweet, beautiful girl, ivho was tt very devout
believer in all holy things. When sho dis
covered what my opinions were 'it grieved
her greatly, and she strooe to cluing° them.
Without success, as you may imagine. : A
man win? is particularly proud of his adruic
,ed views, is' ot likely to alte l r them even , for
' the sale of the sweetest girl in the world.
.'Yon kill come to 'my opinisu some day
when ion aro older, little one; I used to
say ; and she would shake her golden head
and aniarer : - • -.. !
' "No, no, Jerome 1 I shall Only grow
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stronger in my faith as I grow older.'
"I did not strive to alter her views. 'No
man ever yet desired any woman be leVed
' to be an infidel, a free-thinker. I rusted
Nellie just as she was—pure, sweet and:de
vout as a little nun. , . ,
"Now ice used to talk about growing
'older. Neither of us dreamed that for her
there would be no old age.
' "We had just a year of the happiest life
that. two people" ever spent together, and
then all was over. •
" Ono night the' Death Angel crossed ,our
,threshold. An hour of terror for InN of
igony for her,' and I knew that he had come.
'A Mlle, longer, and my precious wife lay
lead upon her pillow, with a babe; who had
drawn but one long, shivering . breath upon
her aria. But before her soul passed from
her pure body she had .time; to say this to
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me: . H
""Jerome, la m going to die. We both
knoW it, and I have.only a little.breath left.
Bo calm, awl let me say what LI want to 'say
while I can. Ido not know. what I shall
lilt see in the other world, or how I shall
find myself; but, however it i may be I will
try to come back to you, if only for ti
merit. Perhaps I shall bo taken a long way
off, but before I go, I shall ask some good
angel to let - me say good-by to you. I want
you to know what I know now—that we
shall meet again in Heaven. So, darling,
promise me that, after I die, ' the first e4en
ing—perhaps it may be this that is coming
go into the little library, and sit
down thero in your i old chair, awl wait for
ma. Ido not know what I ehall be able to
do, but I will do-something to let yon knoW
lam near you. Promise me, Jerome.' ;
" What could Ido but promise ? It was
only to make her happy, for at that time
had no - doubt that the soul died with the
body. This to me was the end between :W.
I promised to do as she asked, and, of
course, I intended to do it, but I had no
idea that anything would come from it taut !a
deeper realization of my irreparable loss.
"My darling died that night. She was
lying in her coffin as the twilight fell next
evening, and I was alone. I wandered
about the house with miserable puiposeless
uess. Now I sat slon,e where we had so
often been together. Nowj I climbed the
stairs, and opened the door'; of •••die nom
where she lay, and stood and looked at her,
and saw that it was no kinger - her upon
whom I looked, only the body in thicl„ she ,
had lived.
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'" I called her by name.. I prayed - her to
return to me. And then I felt that, scoffer
as I was, I had - recognized unintentionally
the fact that the soul was not part of the
body. I
"'Come back!' I sighed. Yet that lay
before me which I had said was all. I .
" Is she right ? Mn I wrong ?' I asked
Miself. And now with my intention to
keep,my promise mingled a I certain degree
of hope which I combated with that double
self of which we are all conscious, which waken
ithciirible torus to hold an inward argument.
"However, as the hour which Nellie had
fixed drew on I entered the library. I seat
ed myself, as she hid directed, in ray own
Chair. Hers was opposite it. On the cush
ion, where she had cast it down the night
before she lied, was a little bet& of poemiq a
gift I had brought home that evening„ a
"irony volume with a verse and an illustra
tions on each page.
"How well kremtmibered just when she
dropped it there, intending Ito return in s ' a
few, moments.- She never returned.. Do I
say never? Assuredly her fair earthly 'tau
never re-entered that room, • bat as , I,:sat
there looking'at the book I saw it suddebly
fall open. Its pages fluttered and then
were quiet ; the book, wide Open as thmigh
a hand held it so, revealed' one verse of
poeni and its illustration. ' ,
" 'lt is a singular thing," - I said to myself,
'but doubtless there is some natural cam
for it Otomemovement of nine hag moved
the light rocking.chair, and 'so opened _the
book.' But despito my rembning I tel a
straige -thrill in over, nerve, , and bent for.
ward to see what the open page contained
It was this verso of the feet I,ongfel:
low's Psalm of Life :
we is rein Lusk earnest!
And Magma( Is not Its Oa
- Dust thou art, to dust returaest,
• - Was no, spoken of the Bata!
"My wife had ma this poalot. to me be
fore the laid the book down. It was recent
ly written, and I had,never seen it •befdro.
I had admired-it as a poem, but . refused to
accept- its religkins signification—the ono
she put upon I at least.
"Could it be that she -was: reading it to
me, now that I •
Death had taught her morn i • •
Than this melancholy World
Things greater than all lore'i ---
"If I could - have smiled at l that moment,
I should have smiled at wadi_ for this
thought. .
" Even angnishlilte this shall not drive
m© mad.' I said; and doing the book,
'placed it'upon a table. I conk' nut, how.
ever, refrain from gazing at
"Yong men, - yin may think me' a
dreamer, - but u I looked, I _swam to ychl
that I saw that book once more cipen
and at the where it Was opened
befoie—al that particular verse of the Psalm
of Life. ' • -
"There was no movement to Ammit fin
it this time. • The solid table lAN not been
.liakett in the least. Yet there the book
was, open once more, held open, its it seem
ed, by unseen fingers..
' This is not chance,' I cried:
"I tobk the book in my hand and tested
its covers. They were stiff with the stiff
neas of neiv binding, and it was I impossible
for me to open the leaves and cause them to
ienhain open as the book lay upon. the tahle
without holding them with my-fingers. -
.• "I was now in a state of excitement past
"Again I closed the book. This time I
stood bending over it. , - i .
"And once more the. pages Opened—once
more I read the words : ' •
'Dust thou on, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the souL'
• " And now I knew that it waF l , in this way.
that Nellie had returned to ruethat *thus
she spoke to me from the • worl d to, which ,
her son! had flown. .
" My lore, my ilarling,'• I cried. 'Slieak
to mu. Let me seo yon. Arch! yen here?
Where are you ?' r
"The oily !Macro; nras the closing of the .
book: • .
"From that hour to this I hare had ne
other Fign to tell me that my wife; still exists,
.but I know it' as well as I know • that . I am
'here. ' • t
IWO had my proof that• the sol d exists
and retains its identity, and I am' as confid
ent of meeting my wife when I die as I
should be if I bad seen' and spoken to her
"It was as I have tokl you that my belief
in Heaven was given me. Each must have
his own proof, and this is not a Story that I
tell often, but tho talk of ypu young people
interested me. This is my stopping-place., young gentlemen."
The stage,stoppednnd higot
"I my," said one of the young men to
tho driver, who had descended from his
perch to , see to the elderly gentleman's
valise, "I say, who was that ?"
" That !" said the driver "Why, don't
you know &nator X. ? The smartest man
about this plate, 1 toll you."—Mary Ityk
InToklo there a large government pa
per.makiug and money-printing; establish
ment, where hundreds of laborerg and oper
atives are engaged.. In connection with the
works there is an eating-heuse, where food is
supplied to all who desire to; obtain their
meals on the premises. The scale of-Prices
for a meal is from oriel and one-half cents to
six -- cents. The lowest wages Paid is ;ten.
cents a day. It will be seen that the laborer
working for the smallest stipend can get, all
the food required for a small proportion ; of
his earnings. - operatives in
. .this es
tablishment are good specimens of what
Japanese fOod will do in the'way of sustain.
ing strength and robust health., No more
healthy set of men and women or youths can
bh seen in any. part of the world ; gone more
capable of enduring the strain and drift
upon the system that continuous labor en.
tails. Your correspondent has taken the
trouble to ascertain the measurement of the
lower limbs of a number of the draught
coolies in Yokohama, and he is able to assure
you Oat, by actual measurement,,very many
of these . chaps have a calf to their leg meas
nring,,seventeen inches and even larger, the
bight of the men being not over five feet
and four to five inches. It teltes good
strong food 'to put such muscle into the
frame of the human being, and that of the
Japanese does it.
. -
Doubtless had not the . long htnries of
seclusion from the outside world' l. compelled
the Japanese to Marry and intermarry
among - themselves es they have, i ithey would
show a much taller race than they now do.
Every species of animal life is (Warred from'
the same cause of interbreeding. 1 The cattle
are small, and the horses are enrich smaller
than the California mustang; in fact, they
can only be called ponies. There may, per.
haps, be yet another cause for the short
stature of the race: Their internecine want
hive destroyed the lives of myriads of the
fighting population. It is kncium that the
wars f Napolepu served to - shorten' the
stet of thet French people very materially,
and do btless'the destruction of life cawed un t
by war has effected the same result here.
The lapanesnaren warble race, and when
they fight they fight to kill, using the most
effective, edged tools ever made
,for•the trade
of war.—San Francisco Chronicl e &
• -.... 4 . . !
Writing from Mexico the correspodent of
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat says: "It is
a ciientry of castes. \ ;A broad' in4 marked
distinction in costume and custom marks the
different classes. The peons or lower dailies,
wear sandals, common White cotton shirts,
and panty that are girded to the waist by
colored sashes in which they seem to 141 a
pride, and nearly all sport a shawl two. or
three yea& in length and a yard wide, that
is exactly like so much rag carpet. But i the
hat is the special pride of the men. ;, All
have Some sort z of trimming on their broad
sombreros, some of them elaberately worked
with gilt and silver trimming end quite' ex
pensive. The women wear no bats or lam
nets, but shawls in which theyl hoed their
heads and faces in true oriental' style. The
upper classes dress with as much elegance
and taste as in any part of the United States.
Dress coats and silk plugs rare plentiful;
their ladies—senoras and senoritas—wearing
shawls of elegance in lien of I:n4as:or bonnets.
These are people of a fairer skin; clear and
beautiful complexions, the menlfine looking,
ithe ladies handsome, and all with intelligent
'casts of countenance,. They are, generous
and friendly, and while they have, been im.
posed upon by the' Amerietm border ruffian
and oily tongued adventurers enough to
make them question every corner's character,
yet all who deport themselves as gentlemen
will receive a kindly welcome, and their
attachmentit once formed are heart l and
durable.": .
The conviction of a boy twelve years old
of murdering his father in Missouri recall's
rather fOrmidable list of parricides this year,
and it further raises the questicin of the pro.
priety of hanging a child. Pomeroy, the
youthful Boston fiend, escaped the gallows
narrowly on account of, his years, but as ,
there was little doubt in his case that be was
a brute fn human form, a freak of nature
that could hardly be called human without
straining language,* isn't clear that there '
Was any reason for exempting him. Wire
were realty more animal than human, as
those who pleaded for his life claimed, the
tact was rather treason for treating,him him
a mad dog than for extending unusual clam
encylo him. pie Missouri parricide is also
represented to ton so peculiarly bad that ho
ought not to be' hanged; but if ho is so
much more diabolical than 'other very bad
bOys it is evident that he is not the sort of
youth to raise.' Conviction in - thin case has
followed quick* on the crimi. On the 6th
af Juli Guy Smiths boy of twelve years of
age of Kirkwood, Mo., having been 'Fin
ished by his father for fighting with` his
brother, got a revolver and shot his father,
Iffilton Smith. He la's just beep tried and
convicted of - murder. A few weeks ago the
Times gave a list of serious crimes, many of
which werimurders, which had been Com
mitted by children during the previous three
months. In those cases the *Wien were
sot related to the criminals. There have
been several c s of.the most deliberate and
cold-blooded rricides in some, of which
cases the criminals were of tender years, ,
'lough in molt they just reached itemi:ma
amity at least In January last a protracted
quarrel between a man named. Smith, in
Rictunond,' Ind„ and his wife and two sons
culminated in his being shot by his son Dan
aged nineteen, after which Dan and another
brother threw the body Into the well. The
wife and mother was a party .to the ' , affair
and locked nil the smaller children to that
they would be out of the way when the
crime was Vommitted. The son who did
the shooting got a life sentence in the Peni
tentiary. All the criminals were very hard
ened, and ce4it-4one weroreadily extracted
from them. !) ..'.lbriiary Solomon Richer:hi,
of Charlhm, Mass., was shot and killed, by
his 'son, a young married mare The mur
derer claimed that his father • had abused
his mother There was Some evidence that
ho shot his father to get possession of , the
farm. the 17th of the month James 'G.
Allison waa hanged at Indiana, Pa., for the
delibemtenitirder of his father two years be
fore. The father and mother were on ban
terms, and the son sided with his mother,
and had• long entertained a bitter, hatred
against his father on his own account. He
was thirty when executed. Laterin the:
month Charles! B. Gillem, aged seventeen.
shot his invalid mother in her bed.., HaVing
had a dispute with her, he went intoanother
room, got a pistol and killed her, and when
arrested manifested no. remorse. ;Odd oc
curred in Macomb county, Ohio.. .In the
same month—February was productive of
parricides—John Lanaha, who lived twelve
milei from Dock Rapids, lowa, was shot by
his daughter, aged twenty. The girl's lover,
to whom the father objected, furnished her
with the pistol,. and her mother and young
er sister were in the plot. They bad been
intending to John since last November;
but neither thi, Wife nor the younger &ugh
could muster up courage to do it, so they
t for the older girl, who, was rway, to
come home and do the bloody work' The
family complained that John Tamale was
cross and did not provide for his family. A
soniiiwhat similar crime occurred in May, in
theiia m e State, near Muscatine. In this
case a man na t mod McMenomon was shot by
his young sen c ,:bis two daughters, both
young, being parties to the crime. They
said they wanted to have things their own
wayat home, and they could not's° long .as
the father lived. They
. planned that the
youngest sister shorild confess that she killed
her father, their idea being that her sex and
age would - shield her from severe punish.
went, and "so all would escape, But the'
plot fell
. through. On the 4th of July
Frank Dagon, of Harwinton, Conn., pushed
his father backward, breaking his neck, be
' cause ho Intl not allowed to take a horse
and' go to ride. It is worth noticing thatall•
these parricides occurred in the rural 4 41 is:
Wets, and, 'Ath l one or two exception; among
farming peciile:—Chicago Times.
Says a,Washiugton letter to the Phflnil4
phia Press:, For high-toned perquisites,
privileges and luxuries, the jolly old owls on
the Supremo Court bench would lake thi3
premium at the world's fair—they would
take the cake, the oven,°the baker and the
farmei's wheat field. In the first place
every one of the Judges has a -loom in his
house furnished by the government lexuri
ously—it perfect library' in itself. The walls
are covered with book cases filled with lair
books of great value and usefulness, the
floors are richly enrpeted,',a great, massive
desk oecupl4 the center of the room, ma
rocco lounges and easy chairs invite you to
repose, and the body servant is just withouf
the door awaiting the tinkle of the silver
bell f These, including the body servant,
are paid ont of Uncle Sam's pouch. If you
go to dine with it, judge, or a secretary, On
assistant secretary, or an assistant anything,
or a Senator, behind your chair you will
probably find a waiter, paid for by the goy
(Aliment as a menger or a laborer. Fmk
judge has his J3wn man. The Supreme,
Court has more officers and men than ani
similar institution* tho world thrice over.
One thing the judges have not, except on
days of ceremony, and that is, 'esexiages.
Many , indeed nearly all of them, drive their,
own private i t iriages„ but in all Othef re
each' they areahout late Cabinet officers
except more so. IWith $lO,OOO a year and
pension when they retire ; with a librar3r,
body servant, thrlie or six months' vacation
every sear, and the moped of all mankind,
the Supreme Court Judge' can walk alcqig
the flowery paths leading to old age with
the jolly idea that they are lucky as well as
Quite a number of century plants in va.
rions parts of the State are throwing up
stalks preparatory to blooming. One upon
a ranch in Sonoma Valley, on the west side
near the foothills, grew - six feet in eight
days, or three-quarters of an inch per hour,
which is a fair sample of the rapidity of
fiower-stem development in these interesting
plants. At Petaluma two plants ,are about
to bloom and will be in their prime _ next
week. A mammoth century plant
has been for year` on a &i
farm in the lk t
briel Valley, will blossom soon. The
spreads aver a,circle forty-five feet in cir
cumfereace. The flower stem is expected
to become forty or more feet high before it
completes its' growth. Eight or ten other
cases are reported in other parts of the
State. The century plant will, in Califor
nia, bloom in . eight or ten years after being
planted. Thealexicans make an intoxica
ting drink, pulque, from the sap, and its
manufacture is said 'to be very profitable.
Prom the leaves a hemtblie fibre is obtained.
—Ban Francisco Chronicle.
Greet indeed are the expenses entailed on
the living by the dead. In no land can the
loss of a Human IMmore seriously felt. To
begin with, there are heavy funeral aspen.
sea. The body must be dressed in fine new
clothes, and another good suit must be
burnt, as also his boots and shoes, 'Most , of
his wardrobe, his bed and bedding, and the
thingirmost essential to his. comfort ;when
living, for he is supposed to require al these
in the unseen world ; and though paper rep
.resentations are useful later, the real articles
are needed for the tiriginal outfit. Then a
handsome coffin is essential, and the priests
must be largely paid for funeral services at
the houle of the damaged, and again for their
services, in ascertaining the kicky day ' fo
burial, whiles professor of fling ilia must
also be paid, to choose the exact spot where
they may safely prepare the grave so that the
dead nay bo shielded from the will lam
enceserhich proceed, from the north, , and
encompassed by all the good which breathes
flow the south. From 'the tenth to- the
seventeenth day after death, the prieeite,
whether Taoist or Buddhist, hold services in
the house, to protect the living from-the in
roads of hosts of spirits Who are supposed
to crowd In, in the wake of their new friend,
and as all.relatives and friends of the family
must be entertained, as well as the priests,
this branother heavy item of expense. In
short; many families are often permanently
impoverished by tho drain to which they are
thus subjected, and which, in the form of
masses for the departed and offerings at his
grave or before his tibia; are certain' to
recur again and again. • To omit them would
be to incur the anger of the spiteful dead,
who are now in a position to avenge them
selves 'on the living, by inflicting all manner
of sickness and suffering. Besides, if the
priests know that there is any possibility of
extracting money froina family by playing
t i
on their feelings, theypretend to have had
revelations, rem the irit, world, showing
the unfortunate dead be tortured in per.
gatory, and that the only means by . which
lie,can be extricated isliy a fresh course of
costly services falba house. The price to
be paid for theseis fixed at-the highest sum
which they judge is possible to extract, say
$l,OOO, and though the family may remon
strate and endeavor to make a better ber
g+, it tenerally ends in their raising every
possible coin, and even selling their jewels
to procure the necessary 'Brun which shall
free their dead from suffering, and also se.
cure his protection and good will. The
sums thus expended connection with the
worship of the deed are almost incredible.
I heard a calculation once made by one well
entitled to know what he spoke of, 'to the
effect that fully $30,000,000 are annually
expended in China l at the three great festi
vals in honor of the dead; while, in addition
to the above, by calculating the average ex
penditure of each family at $1.50 a year, he
computed that fully $150,000,000 are:annu
ally spent in quieting the spirits.—The eau
. Some of °lir most admired flowers, which
we should lemit willingly banish from culti
vation, are associated with green leaves of,a
very poisononi; character. The narrow long,
leaves of the daffodil Sit as an irritant poison;
the delicate compound leaves of laburnum
have a' narcotic and acrid juice which causes .
purging, voiniting and has not nnfrequently
led to death, The ' narrow leaves of the
meadow saffron or Autumn crocus give rise
to the utmost irritation of the throat, thirst,
dilated pupils, with vomiting and purging.
The dangerous character of aconite; or monk
shood leaves, is doubtless well known, but
each generation of children requires instruc
to av" above all things those large
palm -sha pe leaves, dark green on the upper
surface. yes of coarse weeds provide an
abundant qnota• of danger, but frequently
their strong scent and ' bitter. or' nauseous
taste give timely warning against.their being
consumed.' Of all aur British orders of
plants perhaps the umbelliferons order con
tributes the rankest and the most widespread
elements of danger. The till hemldck is
everywhere known to be pciisbnous, and it is
one of the' most abundant 'occupants of the
hedge. A pecnriar " mous3y " odor can gen
erally. be recognized on 'squeezing* leaves,
which are deep green in- color 'and .trebly
compound, the small lobes being lanceolate
and deeply cut. It is said that the mousey •
smell ran be detected in water containing'
not more than a fifty -thousandth part of the
juice. Hemlock is both an irritant to any
sore place and a general narcotic poison,
producing headache, imperfect :vision, loss
of power to swidkiw and extreme droweirsisic
with complete pamlysis of voluntary mus-
Cks and muscles of respiration. .The water
dropwort,, too, a fl ourishing ditch plant ; the
water hemlock, fool's parsley, must be rank
ed among our most dangerous poisonous
plants, belonging to the umbelliferous order.
The fool's parsley' leaves are sometimes mis
taken for genuine paisley, but theirnanseous
odor and darker leaves' should prevent this.
The nightshade odor is another, with dan
gerous and often extremely pelsonowi leaves.
Indeed, no nightshade can be regarded as
safe ; while the deadly nightshade; with its
oval, uncut leaves, soft, smooth and stalked,
are in the highest degree to be avoided.
Henbane and thormipple, again, - with their
_large and much indented leaves, are con
spicuous; members of the "dangerous class,
es." Holly leaves contain a juice which iii,
both narcotic and acrid, causing vomiting,:
pain and purging. • Even elder leaves and
privet leaves may produce active and injuri
mui irritation when eaten. With regard to
treatihent in cases of poisoning by leaves, if
no dheter is at hated, produce vomiting, till
all offending matter, is expelled , and
conic erable sleepin6 ,or 'drowsiness has
coma on.- give strong tea or coffee, and
again bring on vomiting'; then stimulate and
solute the brain in every possible Mode.—
bled and Water.
The markets of Irkutsk are an interesting
sight is the 'Winter time, for everything on
sale is frozen solid. Fish are piled up in
stacks like's° much cord wood, and meat
likewise. All kinds of fowl are similarly
frozen and piled up, many of - them being
stuck up in corners in fanciful attitudes.
Some animals brought into the market whole
are propped up on their legs and have the
appearance of being actually •alive, and as
yen go throtigh the market you seem to be
surrounded by living pigs, sheep, oxen and
fowls standing up and watching you as
though you were a visitor •to the barn-yard.
Ton can scarcely realize that they are dead,
so naturalend life-like do they appear. But
stranger yet even 'the liquids are. frozen solid
and sold in blocks. Milk is
. frozen into a
block in this way, with a string or a stick
frozen into or projecting from it. This is
for dui convenience of the purchaser who
can take his milk by the string or stick and
carry it home, swung across the rshoulder.'
There is no need for milk calls or pails to take
to market in Irkutsk. Other liquids are sold
in the ?same way, and so in ; a double.
sense such as is unknown in other corm
tries,:a wan ,pau buy- his drink "with a
stick is it."4Bastom , Commercial Bulletin,
A Dandelion In a meadow grew, •
Amobg the waving grass and csawallps yello w ; '
Dining on stuistdne, breakfasting on dew,
no was a right contented little folk's , .
Each morn his golden head be Uftettstraigh t,
To catch the first Infect breath of coming day;
Bach evening .closed his sleepy eyes, to wait
' Until the long, cool night bad passed away.
One afternoon, In sad, unquiet mood,
I paused beside this tiny, bright-faced Bower,
And begged that lie.yroultl tell me, if he could,
The secret of his JO through amend shower,
Be looked at me with "open eyes, and said
44 1 know the sun Is somewhere, stardn' g clear,
And when I cannot see him overhaul,' • •
lU7to be a little sun, right here r •
W. IL Allen, in St. Nicholas.
The Scene at Napa Allow the Western Mahal
Buildhig—tjave the Masai is Operated.
Those who pass along Broadway and Park
Row a little before noon must' frequently
wonder at, the concourse of people they see
a,7lgentbled at the prOw of the Post Office and
on the steps about the entrance to'Rednut's
pharmacy.' 'A little . closer inspection in
creases the wonder, for most .of these per
sons bear a watch in one hand and a watch
key in the other and are apparently gaiing at
vacancy in a proposeless and. inexplicable'
manner.. Appearances in this case, how.
ever, are deceptive. The watch-bearers
have stayed their daily progress down Broad.
Way only for a purpose at once definite and
nsefuL It is the time-ball on the metal staff
at the top of the Western Uniim Telegraph
Company's building that attracts their atten
tion and' causes -them to liriger around.
;Raving seen it drop and having regulated
their watches accordingly the tilted necks
are set straight and the crowds join the
throngs andmave away. At 11.55 the ball
may be seen slowly ascending the mast, and
when it swiftly falls it is .exactly 12 accord
ing to the havens. The stroke-bell of the
neighboring church clock has then usually
sounded five times: 1 •
The ball is worked 'under the, direction: ;
Mr. intlett, ;of the Western Union Telegraph
Company, who causes it to rise' and fall by.
means of a simple electrical apparatus con
trolled from his room, which is several floors
below. Accurate time is assured by the use
of the finest chtonometers, which are con
stantly examined and corrected astronomi
cally. The value of a faithful chronograph
Is known and appreciated by all, but es.
pecially is a knowlldge of the correct time
valuable to a telegraph company. At the
falling of the ball all iinployees of the 'com
pany are required t immediately notify
their collaborators at the other end of the
Wires, and the variations in time betWein
places being known and unehangeable,:they
may add or deduct the difference, thus cor.
recting their time from a central source. In
England this operation takes place at 10 L.
all telegraphists befog enjoined to post
pone whatever they are engaged upon to at
tend to this important duty.
The time signal of the 'Western - Union
Telegraph Company, of New' York, corres
ponds to the.timi'isignal of Sir-John Ben
nett, Cheapside, London. cTlmt also is a
ball awl, is worked by electric*. from tho
British Itoyaobservatary, Greenwich, dis
tantnearly ten miles from Cheapside. It
falls at 12 o'clock and is always noticed by a
large and expectant crowd, who (take 'advan
tage of the information afforded Ito regulate
their watches. But on facade of Sir
John Bennett's establishment may also be
seen large dials showing, the mean time at
New York, Paris, St. Petersburg, Berlin,
Vienna, Constantinople and other capitals.
When this fact was mentioned recently to
an official of the Western Union Telegraph
Company he remarked that his employers
contemplated at no very distant date furnish.
lag information of the same kind td fthe citi
zens of New York, but that for the'. present
they must be content with the information
afforded them by the accurate fixtire of the
Inidday-hotir—information which, in his
opinion, was much needed and widely akr,
doll,' They Difer Prom Miele Good -Look.
harNorthern Sisters.
Southern girls mature much more rapidly
than do Northern girls, writes a correspond.
ant from °White Sulphur Springs. The
Northern girl, at `
sixteen, is scrawny and still
at school when the'Southern girl is planning
her wedding clothes. There could 'be no
such sight at a Northern watering place,
where a pretty young girl undertaking 'the
serious business of dancing flirting and go- .
ing through the preliminary steps to matri
mony is an isolated creature ; ;the others, if .
there be others of her kind, are still under,
the eyes of mammas, governesses, ;maid,.
and go to bed - - at ten o'clock. Tlie_type
of beauty is quite as unusual. Coming from
the sea shore, where the girls - are is the
breakers every day, with their heads- tied
up in turbans and their , arms and faces bared,
to sun and, wind have long since ceased
to have complexions, .these dainty, lily-like
matures seem - only fit to be put under glass
eases and admired. One would like to
usher into the great parlor here a group' of
Newport girls fresh fret') a hunt, with burn
ed noses and cheeks not yet peeled off from
'the last meet. There is no question but
that they would be eyed with great conster
nation and it would be difficult to persuade
the guests at the'White that these could in
any way repreaent any great height of fash
ion. Yet there are people who would see in
New York girls . a certain wholesomeness
euggestivepf beauty, and, like the prisoner
in Piociola, see in these delicatecomplexions
and willowy forms only my supplied tuns
and pinched diaphragms. Not so my elder- .
ly friend who calls heaven's vengeance down
on the man who invented bats for women.
"The sun never shone on my wife's face in
her life," he says with emphasis. "She
wears a sun bonnet." The sun bonnet is
the and conserver of the South
ern complexion. It is one of the great,
sectional distinctions between the North and
Smith, never having lost character like the"
slouch hat. It ibis its fashions. Women
exchange patterns' with their friends _and
jealously guard them from their enemies,
and certain varieties at times rage like the
yellow fever. But it is always a sun bonnet,
whether of the primitive kind made of calico
and fortified by pasteboard' slats • or of corded
muslin transmitting a faint bluah of pink or
whatever color bests suits the wearer's
beauty. In Georgia is the rarest type of
beauty in this country, and it is said to have
descended from a settlement of Irish - in col.
onial times, who, brought thither the pearly
tints, blue eyes and black hair which are
still to be found. A confiding Georgian
who knobs how to appreciate these mercies
and strives to perpetuate them; says when
the sun beats too fiercely she haw a green
veil over her soh bonnet, and at all hazards
she can have recourse to bread', and milk
Many people believe in a simple diet as good
for the complexion, but the efficacy of bread
and milk lies in its outward application in
the form of a poultice for the face and hands
on going to' bed. The • poultice,: says my'
Georgian, — is somewhat =pleasant, as U
inclines to stiffen before morning, but no
Georgia girl minds a little Wig like eat.
$1.50 a Year, to Advance.
letereetlag Facts Celled ft. Here sad
—Some line Arabian horses were recently
sold at section in London. ,A- stallion
brought $2,6.?5, and brood mares averaged
eGOO each.
—A man and his -wife changed cars at Pe
oria, Ik, the other day, and had reached
Pekin before it bad occurred to than ' that
'the blessed baby had' been leff\behind.
They Awned in. time to relieve • Peoria
depot officials of a great ern !,. • t.
—An lowa man tied one end of a long .
cord to an aching tooth. and the , tlier to a
heavi weight and let the weigh fall from a
fourthAtory window. Two men were take n::
to a-hospital in an ambulance—one with a`
broken jaw and ono with.a broken
—lt isn't often that a couple is married in
three languages, but at a wedding in Clain!.
land, Ohio, one day last week, the Justice
performed the ceremony in English and
Getman, the bride respcinded in Bobeerdase,
and the groom answered in German.
—When love is• concerned women are
often,„:7nore• determined than men. The
marriage of -Mr. McOarnaban and *is
Burnham was forbidden by the girl's father,
at Paris, 111. She escaped from the house
in the night, wanted eight miles, to a tele
graph office and sent a message to her lover
to come to her. But he, less resolute, had' .
Committed suicide.
—New England fun.—Some . girls think
themselves just good enough to 'eat simply
because they are in , their sauce age. This,
dear readers, is a play upon the word sau
sage, which is { _ of course, good enough to
eat. With a little study the beautiesof this
parapraph lie' unfolded, and probably
you never saw sage prouder of a pun than
the writer is of this.-rßo.ston TrTsseripf r
voluntary contribution.—" How did
you come to et in jail ?" asked a gentleman
of a negro he w.behind the bars. "Dey
put me in he 4 for horryin! money from`
friend." Why, they caul do tEat ; it's no
crime to horrovi money.", "Yes, boss, but
yer see I had ter knock him down widaclub
several times *foie he would loan it ter me,
an' den I had ter tale it oaten his pocket
myself." That was what • Hubbell would
call a voluntary contribution.—Texas
—At Krupp's works, in Essen, there has
quite recently been arranged a special din--
ing room for those' official who will not ab
sent themselves at noon, but stay through
until five o'clock P. M. The concern ad
winces the money, furnishes a dinner con
sisting of soup, two kinds of meat, vegeta
bles and, dessert at a price of 'only forty
ptennige (ten cents 'United States curreneiy.
The unmarried workmen have, for a long
time past, - had a goocl, substantial meal
Omit them at a still lower price.
—There was a marriage in colored high
life in Austin not long ago. A colored yid' .
-ow, Mrs. Snowball, who has a grown- bid
unmarried daughter, was joined in the holy .
bonds of matrimony with an old friend of
the family. After the ceremony was over
the -colored preacher, Parson Bledso, said to
Miss Snowball : "Allow mo ter-to congrat
ulate yer, Miss Snowball, dat yer madder
and yer fodder has done got married.-
What do Lord hub joined together l** no ,
man put asunder."—Texas Siftings.. •
I should lllre to - know - something
about this EgyEtitin oneotion, dad," said a
young New Haven midget at tea last erven
ing. " What are they firing at • Alei=dria
for? :Because it: is great ?" "Yes, •my
child ; I suppose so." " And who is Arabi
Bey' and Dervish Pacha and Ismael—"
"They are all foreigners, my son; you can
have no possible interest in them. Eat your
supper and keep' quiet." This 'is the way
some parents have of withholding informs
lion they ha.,3ren't got from their children.
---That love and law can defy locksmiths,
and that a woman twenty-one years of age
has the right to, marry' whom she pleases,
bas been demonstrated in Missouri within a
few days. The father of Luna Hobbs, aged
twenty-seven, attempted to hold her to con
tinned service in the paternal home by lock
ing her up ina room when she. had made a
verbal contract to become the wife of George
W. Bishop. A writ of • habeas corpus =-
locked the door, and the marriage took plaeri
spito of the father's objections.
—Just at dusk, two ladies were harrying
along the street to catch a car. One re
marked that they would be very fortunate if
they should meet one with a Sag on as
that especial car would carry 'them nearer
their destination., At that moment 'a man
staggered along. He had been having a
time of it. The ono word
," nag " reached •
his ear and roused all his patriotic instincts.
" he began to shout; "'rah, "'rah, .
for American fIaER" and as the ladies board.
ell the car the last - they saw of him he was
standing on the corner still loudly "'rah
—Proof positive.—" I widerstand, Undo
knos,lthat you have quit preaching," said
the Secretary of State to an old colored maxi -
who for years has had charge of a church in
Littlo Dock. 1 " Yes, boss, Pse stepped
aside." - " Why did you quit . ?" " Wall, dar
was ntimrerous pressures brought ter. bar
agin do old mica, pa cbarged mo.vrid steal
in' a ham for one thing and ' , lied me ter e
quit. ' "Why, they couldn't prove that you
stole the ham, could they ?" " No, sah, da
couldn't; an'-ef I hadn't Inowledged it da -
rieber hab prubed it." " Why did
youacknowlOdge it ?" ".Case da found da
ham under my bed, sah."—Arkanaas TraV.
.Prefully prepared statistics talanuary,
18,6, - Scow that as the result of about 21
years pi missionary labor, during the first
10' of -gvhich it was impossible publicly to
conduct evangelistic , work, there are now in
Japan 35 mission stations, 14 wholly self.
supporting churches, 58 partially self sup.
porting churches,"3,4oB baptised adults, 3,-
734 tunday school scholars, 37 native pas.
tors and 29 native Bible women; two years'
contributions toward the support of the Goa.
pel amount to (yen) $8,534 ; number of
Bcriptures,sold during the same time, 115,.
000; the proceeds' of which sum up (yeni
8116, 000; number of Protestant mission.
Aries, 136 ; single ladies, 40. -
The couirtry betweefi Nashville and Mont.
gomery is not the finest' in the world, and
while it is not as bad as some there is room
'for improvement. The farm houses, barns
and farms show the need of a' thrifty band
from the poor, stone-clad‘ farms of Maine ;
and the little towns along the way have a
worn out, tired, look, which makes a kind
hearted woman want to get• out of the train
and put a prop under them and a plaster in
the small of their backs to brace them up.
A southern town in Kentucky has jest enough
southern in it to make it an ideal loafing
place of easy comfortable quiet, fried chick.
ea t , hot biscuits, good bitter aid milk, and
*IL alimentary blisaftdicss ; while the
southern towns of this section are, ass cies*
to much dejected,•
pants, sun-dried and dusty, to be at all Ideal.
Keutdcky is the best Southern State in the
Union, anyhow, I don't care where you go
to find the other one.—Correspnukues
Louisville Courier-JOurnaL
NO. 15