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tirAN . DA• BRADFORD COUNTY', PA., THURS D AY; SEPTEMBEjt 14.1882. •
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• That very evening hiCrent over to the HOW TO WRITE FOR "
, 0 I fl i aatts Adverttsements._....._
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i • mil, white house as - Ai_ bill, where, the
, ,Isstraethous so toll?
4sIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIF Irmchesters lived, erra-70We Miss Albert=
"ilea come for a long . vile 'And soon, stan d:" -. ,
Ufariligni Itepithlicatt . .
l eg hi her pnamewp ; j-k,...oeuder, keyed "I was drivin - gthe nurses with George Then ere P r
gii i , ' k h-a w as reta i n t h e it ari ef IA wrong; 11. Racket, Wells Fargo & CO.'s messenger for' the fie'
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- and his bitter ifinppoishsentylif. .. .on the bias beside me," said haver Bank sides o'
I. i':i'llihr:l Every fliiirsquy 4. If I t were w a y t i - tr i4e. h eia dd e d , e o n , Helm: "There were no passengers: We ate
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bi g the g i l t, w hit o =U spo i o); , i,i I had $lB,OOO in bullion aboard. The stage ,i'
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HOLC DIAB • & TRH CY. _• I) S i II ,
witoeretairetheinoniumy aniikt 7
,Ivs • ewbeenheiree i d.
bethis wae r,s s: dde p ro ped ,olarof
ti s o bo tipa n os t iip 7 erin o' a c ipcn lock, d_amm abo ilee n roae t an fiv d e o myrr
, • represented to you ao
Mary, what are you, - - ie - eisi with me?'" point is level and the horses we
$1.50 Per .Itaustm, in A./easier. - . .4 .., , , ~ • v along quietly. Nobody word,'
. , "Be your wife,. ingi. nromntl
- sow open in hie Mammcith Double Store with • 'aiitLif you ... Aiw a i i,,.."_Ml.
~, '._ '', . 1 . " a robber in such a - place. '
• _., s full, fresh and complete Stock of fashionable ,
.Itlrci.ii..ing Rates--S'x cents a line for first . Wm answer inui a ' - -,- manstrative tin g sideways in the se '
•41.-• rain, an I five cents per line for all sub of - one, and I 1611 Eta ut. k ,4110 - 41ur MAL% when a man ran out
~., lit ii.•er it ins. Reading notice advert!, ilk ' ' s o, w h et , h e h,d - '- ' eirrit It aly * m a- the road and trig
~ rafts 1i r line. Eight lines constitute a, and turned h e r - the t i me ing horse. P
fi - ''toW•towira
..i•iare, and twelve Hues au inch. Audifor'sl alig ht ,
mom in W e village hotetishtch v he now. call- ha t' it mser
~,,,,,.i. ,r2.:e. Administrator's and Eaecutor's
" iiicts if t.'•‘ Yearly advertising slto.oo per ' ,ed 4.4 heine, he - felt If* ke ketd. chosen 1 0 11 %
t,;.“....n.wiggly, Chosen well, andelfte rc it wet; the , wee
TIC MAI' bLICAN is published in the Macy , tally choice possible...6,W •
3'...0ri• and Nol•Ics Block. at the corner p 1 Main lt.Art!*-- desertedr
.0.1 I • Illi• Fire,ts, over J... Corer's Boot ond For.iwkat num - troa
nt.'t 5 [ere. its circulation is over 2000. As'an - wcitian whom he loved, and; to who
-0.,,,tt.:1.,,,,,,, medium ir it Mnexcelled in iill int t lir iiii betrothed, for the sake of 1130 D,
mediate fiel•l. - • , True, there' aro lords of 1 .c••
reason otherwise. ;And Edam ,
... , . was one of nature's uobler
''" - ' ' % , insz i.d Ir-- c. l - r - ,y , • .. ~ .4. 4•..• A JO hi •ir . 414 . . to his sex.
- Whoa Edmund I.
.11TORA ErS-4T-LA W. , .
, went to her owr
,1 ; ht.% Nil ti: '31. - GoV RN, (E. J. Ores/and the open wir
t,_) i p' , N. ~..rern). Canton. Bradford ceuuty tight, ear
ea ;ii ;•t...o.css entrusted, t • their care in
lA. -.tern er.,tt• , rd will receive prompt attention. •g r
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-- - - Ifalaria once having laid its ,
% ,„Mll'd .•, fi i 1.1.15, Attorneys- tit -Law; hold upon the human frame, thc.
i. - 1 '' ier l• , i... 11. X. Co.
• •1414): of the systemis thrown open
--- • to nervous discus. ps. The body .
,-• ti li 1..) N., ogles - in Wood's Block, south weak and enfeebled absorbs no
V-I .r•t • Ito.oal Ikilii, up stairs. June 12;48 ' nourishment, but Suboisting upon •
tl, perhaps-But nO
itself, the digestive organs no The School Boir
- 1.-IlliLE t. s ,N IN C Eisttree and -L Elsbree; , longer perform their functions : Is absurd, a el therefox It Is bd
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IS liercurs Block. Park St. suayll.lB theliver becomes torpid. and other I bribed a pollotedan to `.run 0
Pni-,': ... ~y,- . ?. foN I /I.nj 3( Peek and D A Ob.r. work,speedilybecome disordered,
-,, ~.. o.tn, over Hill's Market 0 arid dissolution and death are apt - So p ia L e t t I n a al um,.
vt. elt)N .N. s A .DEMON (E Overton and j , Am 'Not knowing wh ) '
U,ee.,,„ f. ~,., , t Mice in Adams Illock.julys 'it ' - • ' In addition to being a certain cure I'M liketa poor I , '
IVA Office taut Dayton's Store , . ~ for Malaria and chills and feller, To help me
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i.V.I. april 14,76 . BROWN'S IRO BrrrEas ishighly -
I recommended for all diseases requir-
T; I s ItilEW. ()Moe in 114:811's Block. Alll,'
apt 1.1.7 n ing a certain and efh`cient tonic; es- . re ,-
___ - , peciallyiridigestion,dyspepsia,inter- - 1 )
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LiliAN k H ALL, i w T Davies. ---. mutent fevers, want of appetite, loss
OW W 11 , .1, .an. L3l 11o11.) Othee in rear of strength, lack of energy, etc. '•
: .v.r,!, ii..u. . .:ittrance ou Poplar St. (je12,75 I ' ..••• .
Enriches the blood, strengthens tl
, ,1 - EI: • • I'NEY A. Solicitor' of Patented muscles, and gives new life t
' A- l'.l • war attention paid to business in .
nerves. Acts like a char
;.h3:l.,' C.ffirt and to the settlement Of estates.
11., ~ :o M•ditauye's Block 49-79 digestive organs - . It is r
„Intl respectable dealer-
I IT i I'll illtsl!I .v. - Vots -- (.. -- ( - f a rrift wim •sos ,M.
a I‘.. f . li.eng. ) Office south side of Mercer's • , price, $1 per bottle
i c::. fob 1.7 n
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I T ii-LT •tIS, ANGLE .k . BUFFINGTON. 411 N BROWN'
. Williams, E J Angle and EI) Buffington).- - Take •-
,0. - e west side of 'Alain street, two doers north
,1 -tr;;l4 ,'ales, An business en trusted' tcetheir
re will r , o ive prompt attention. oct 2b,77
1 A NIF- - ; 11, AND .101 IN W. CODDING, Atter
) , o :-. and ; ourtsellors-at-Law, Office in ,the ,
I. r.. ur Kock. over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store.
Also a full line o fBhelf and Heavy Hardsfare,
julyS, 'BO EL
a inn line of
LEN I_ l_ J. P, Attorne)-at-Law. Office in i
'• moi.tan,le's Block, Main Street. Carriages, Platform and Lumber
, ••• i .t. ,-,, 'el-ti_
. . • Made by us with skilled wormer
I Ili iIIP-aiN, W. 11. and E, A. Attorneys-at in dyer' , particular.
' Law. Towanda. Pa. Office in Mercur Block,
s. r C. T. Kirby's Drug Store, entrance !on Main- BEARDSLE'
t•••• t. nrst, stairway north of Post-office. All -.-
'••••••,•!•••`‘ Premptly attended to. Special attest -
. n iiiren to claims against the Unitd, States Troy. April 2 7 • 1 ;'
-.2 1.,:.5t0 , s, Bounties, Patents. etc . t iand to
idlii non •sT,J, 1 settlement of decedent's es:atti. B LANK r
Spr.l•2 t . l-:v _ •
IENRY B. IVIMEAN,
AT 1 0 itNEY.-AT-LAW, ,
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Mt liNfCANS AND SURGEONS. ,
: , lIINN I ON. 'r.t.,ATIS. Once .771r7ff! t r .
P.,rt,rs's Drug Store. - feb 12,78
TIAVTCN, Drs. D. N. A:F.6. Office at Dwelling
•ii. I: LI ,r. ,areet, curlier Weston St, feb 12,77
Voll, I'. E . M.D. OiiiC9 lit door ibeye, old
bal; butldmg, on Main street . SpecTal &te
a ti.a given to diseases of the throat and
•J '`l ) Ll'itN, N. 3f., M.D. Office llnd resi
- d-Lce. Main Street, uorth of ACE.Church.
e h.-al Lsanamer for i'ension Dreirtment.
• ‘INE, E. D..11.D. office over 31 mtanYe's
st,re. Office hours from 10 to 12 A.m. and
-:11 2 to 4 P.'sl'. Special attention given to
• i.....44..Luf the Eyn. and Diseases of the Ear.
• ,oct 20,77
.r.vN ER, H L., 31. D..
li ,, mmoe.er lite PIITAICIAN ft :3011GEON.
n 1 letwe and office just north of Dr. Corbon's
aul street, Athena. Pa. ,
' ` - HOTELS.. -
aL\ It HOUSE. MaSn .st. es, corner smith
I 41 Bridge street. 'New house and new.
Littire throughout. The proprietor has
r-d wither pains or expense in making his
.t,'. urst-class sad respectfully solicits 4 share
P4L!ie patronage, Meals at all hours. Terms
ser.4ile. Large Stable attached.
r • 77 WM. HENRY. -1
I, .tTEINS POST, NO. -
GS, G. A. B.„ Meets
~ , c)-ry Saturday evening, at Military Hall.
aro. V. MYER. Commander.
1: Tiirrutour., Adjutant. feb 7, 79
.11'\ - -i,t h A --- L 1. - I.:KIE. NO.-67. Meets at r.. c 1116.1.
Ball every Monday evening at 7:30. In
railet i 2,0001 Benefits $3.00 per week. Aver
r.t..tial cost, 5 years experience. $ll.
- , JESSE MYERS, Reporter.
I . :l:nig:Dictator. ' feb 22.78
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ILAN - 1;11D LODGE. N 0.167, I. O. O. F. Meet
hi (lid Fellow's Hall, every Monday evening
7 ili lock. WAnnEN HILL, Noble Grand.
1(0 S E AND SIGN PAINTING. 1
Is 7, P. E. No. 32 SeCond street All orders
a .I: receive prompt attention., June 12.35
ED UC.it T/ONA L..
1 :•0'1:11ANSA COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE.
' Tie sPitING TEESS.NviII begin Monday,
rd i, l•sd. For catalogue or other Dina
:l, 1.. address or call on the Principal. .
EDWIN E. QUINLAN, A. M.
Y 1 '• 7 • Towanda, Pa.
PLU.SIBE'R AND GAS FITTER.
I rilii.loll!""i6r=.l4 ll Aln e
1,11,1 Gas Fitter. /lace of business in Mar
hl,.. 1: nest door to Journal office opposite
1•';‘: Square. Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Repair-
I'' , :tues of all kinds. and all kinds of Gearing
rzptly attended to. All wanting work in his
s'-ould give Lim a call. July 27,77
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C. S. general Inenrance Agenc.T,
TowsLaa, Pa. Office in Whitcomtet Book
NOS. 1 AND 2 BRIDGE Sr..
fa now open in his Mammcith Double Store with
`a full, fresh and complete itock of fashionable
Spring and Summer
P-ent's F u rnishing
Hits, Caps, Trunks,
Travelincr6 6 Bacrs'
Suits of all- Grades f6r
.Men, Boys, Youths
Our rents have been obtained •on the' most
favorable terms. and our current expenses re
duced to the loWest possible minimum. we pro
pose to give our customers the benefit of theme
Reductions by putting our prices' at Lower Fig
ures than ow other Clothing House in Towanda.
We invite!. careful examination of our stock
and price., whether wishing to buy or not. t We
can satisfy, the closest buyer of the truth of
what we say. •
WE MEAN BUSINESS.
CA] and we will satiety you. • ' •
11R;,liettietriber, Noe' 1 and 2; Bridge Street
• J. IC. BUSH.
Torinca, Pa., April 10, 1882, . 4
We keep on band constantly for builders.
LIME, HAIR, BRICK, LATH,
SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS,
BLINDS, SHEETLNG PAPER,
'PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
ciIESPE= IC N•AIIS
WAGON MAKER'S S UPPLIES
Fellows, Spokes, Hubbs, Thins, Poles '
_ Carriage Trimmipgs.
Also a tuil line of Shelf and Heavy Ilardafare, and
a full line of
Carriages, Platform and Lumber Wagons,
Made by ns with skilled workmen, and warranted
in evers , particular.
BEARDSLEY & SPALDIISTO,
B LAN K BOOK MAUFACTITRER
pipgit. RULER, &c
Alfred J. Purvis,
UTICA. N. yi •-_
All work in his line done well and!proMPUT at
}Vile' hiving volumes incomplete will be fur
nished with any missing numbers at cost Price.
All orders .given to. J. J. Scanlan; Agent for
Bradford County, will be promptly' executed ac
cording to directions.. • stp)-tf
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Now occupies the Corner Stow!' opposite Dr. H.
C. Porter's Drug Store, Main Steen;
with a large Mock of , .
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my. Ross has ANOTHER STORE ONTILIDOE Smirk.?
J. L. Sohoonover is clerk. The two stores are
connected byllelephone. Mr. Hon can now feel
satilded thatjhe can give the .. r ... . ' .
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BEST GOODS FOR THE LEAST MONEY
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Ilikexperience enables :him to select the best
goodie, whfc be is bound to self at a LOW PRICE.
You can alw ays get a bargain if 'You
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BUY.. YOUR GROCERIES AT pass's.
All goods delivered in the 'Hormigh FREE.
FARMERS will do well to rail with•tbeir Produce
and get the CASH. , 1 ; - 2ltapiB:l-Iy.
- Is still to be found st the OLD STAND
Next door to Dr. B. C. Porter's Drug Store
WITH A FULL LINZ OF
FINE AMERICAN AND SWISS
STERLING SILVER AND
FINE PLATED WARE,
SPECTACLES & EYE GLikSSES,
FROS THE OHEAPEST TO THE BEST
/Or ALL OF WITCH WILL ZE BOLD AT . TEE
yEBY LOWEET'PRICES, •
Clocks. Wretches and Jewelry proiiiptl7 'mitered
D 7 an experienced mid competent workman. ,
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Malaria is an almost ipt-
describable malady ivlitch -
not even the most talented
physicians are able to Nth
om. - Its cause is most tic- ,
quently. ascribed to local
surroundings, and there is '
very little question; but this
opinic t n is substantiated by
facts. 'Malaria does not nec
mean • chills 'and
fever while these troubles 1
usually accompany it •• It, , -
often cectsthestiffererwith - ` -
general; lassitude, accom.
pani9d' by loss of appetite,
sleeplssness, a tired feeling
and i a high fever; *the per
son ...fflicted growing weak- ;
_ er i.. I weaker,-loses flesh
day ' fter day, until he 7.. b
ecomes a mere skeleton, a •
shadow of his former self.
?•falatio: once having laid its
hold upon the-human frame, the.
• door of the systemds thrown open
to nervous disarm. ps. The body
weak and enfeebled absorbs no
' nourishment, but rubisisting.upon
:itself, the digestivE organs no
longer perform their functions
the liver becomes torpid, and other
organs failing to do their routine
and dissolution and death are apt
In addition to being a certain cure
for malaria and chills and feVer,
BROWN'S IRON BITTEns is highly "
recommended for all diseases requir
ing a certain and elli`cient tonic; es
peciallyindigestion, dyspepsia, inter- -
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
101 l respectable dealers in medicines,
price,' $t per bottle
-Be sure and-get the genuine
BROWN'S IRON BITTERS.
. Take no other.
FOOT or PINE EtEltEr; NEAR COURT lIOUSE
TOWANDA, PA: • , •
The patronage of my old friends and tiO pribl
.tnerally is solicited. " •
AIM - int:dug years. care, sickneSs,
pointnient, and hereditary prediSpiosi;
operate to turn the hairlgray;-..
and either of them inclines it td(shed
prematurely.; A YEWS H.tnt
restore faded; or gray. light or red hair
to a rich brown or deep black, as may
be desired. It softeasand cleanses the
scalp, giving it healthy action. It
removes and cures dandruff and humors.
lly its' use ; hairh is checked,. and
a.nd\v growth wilt produced in all
cases , where the foliiiieS are not de
stroyed or the glands 'decayed: Its
effects arc heautlibily shown on brashy ;
weak; or sickly hair, on which a few
applications will, produce the gloss and
freshness of youth. harmless and sure
it( its results, it is incomparable as
a dressing,_ and is especially valued
for the soft lustre aud richness of tone
Vmon is - . colorless;
contains neither oil nor' dye;
not soil or color white cambric ; yet
it lasts long on the hair, and keep'
it fresh .and. vigoiotis, imparting aa
agreeable perfume. ,
89r sale by all druggists.'
Tile place to sive money b owing chatp Mit
Too reapectrally announce tO the public nett
' they have a large ataell'of
FLOUR. l'EF f p, MEAL. ORAIN BALT,' MU
POttll.and PROVISIONS gtmenly.
WOODIER WitUE, such is BUTTES TUBS. PIS
use. mama. YTO.
Jut received,a large stock of' Saganr, Tess,
Coffees. Spices, MOTILSOWS PURE SOAP, the
best In the market• sad other makes of soap
Syrup and Molasses, which they oer at low
prices for Cub. ; wet 26 77
'Nothing Short Of; Unmistakable
Conferred upon tensl i of thousands of
sufferers could originatd and maintain
the reputation which AYER'S SAWA..
rAnn.4t enjoys. It is a compound of
the r be - At vegetable alteratives, with the
lodides of e' Potassium and Iron, —all
peiverful, blood-making, blood-cleansing
aud life-sustaining- 7 and is the most
effectual of all remedies . for scrofu
lous, mercurial, or blood disorders.
I:rnifonnly successfhl and certain, it
prOduces rapid and complete cures of
Scrofhla, Sores, Boils, Humors, Pim
ples, Eruptions, Skin Diseases and all
disorders arising from impurity of the
blood. By its invigorating enhets it
always xelleves and often cures Liver
complaints, Female Weaknesses. and
Irregularities, and is a potent renewer
of waning vitality. For purifying the
blood it has no equal. It tones up the
system, restores , and preserves the
health, and imparts vigor, and energy.
For forty years it has bee in extensive
use, and is to-flay the , most available
medicine for the buffering sick.
For sale by all druggists. •
TOWANDA. BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 1882.
(Successor to Ur. McKean.)
AND LOYAL SOCK
sir LOWEST PRICES YOR - CASII. r ig.
flonsei iatn and Fr... Alta Eitirwts
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We nave also added tokrair &toe% i Torte.) , or
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THE CLERIC OF THE WEATHER: .
Such lots of queer stories by people are told;
Who mix history and fancies together, i :J
That, with your permission, I mean to Mahe bold,
And talk of the Clerk Of the Weather. ' 1 i
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Bea an orphan by birth; an d I'M rather braid
No schooling his childlibod attended.
(There's no opposition you know in his trade;
So I can't see how things can be mended) i • '
tle don't care a straw bow imalt may blow.l
Or if ladles can't wear a new bonnet,
Though the sun may be shining ho Fives us Some
And sometimes a downfall upon it.
If you wantla'flne day .it Is am to rain nal . %
Or than*, hall, sleet, tree te;together;
How often Of pleasures we all get dlsbarrd 1
Through•thla obstinate Clerk of the Weather
The Idouinaes never with him do agree , —
He works by the mien of contrail": 1
I'd buy him an; eyeglass If then he would see ,
How often these statements do vary. !
I often have wondered;Wherever he lives!
And whop this immortal engages!
Does lie eat, dunk and sleep? And . whOls ti
tUrdatrZirentngthkt smote -
Pre asked for his photo', but luut no replg
Perhaps, though, my letter m'smrried r
His " missus " most. likely could give reason why
(That's if the poor beggar is married).
One thing Dallis favor I cannot let pass,
Because It appears very tunny—
Although.he's a rascal, It's as dear as a glass
He never comes borrowing money.
We may say what we like, but we have to admit!
' When we get to the ehd of our tether,
The'elenients quietly seed to submit
To the voice of the Clerk of the Weather.
An evil exists; but what Is the cute?
And how should then ed'elne be taken?
I'm quite In a lLt for au.swers,l'm sure
Ile ought to be jolly well shaken.
The School Boird, perhaps—But no, the Idea;
Is absurd, a ut there ore it is banished.
I bribed a poilm.raan to ".rnh him In" here ;
But the coin and the "peeler , have vaulshei.
So I'm lett In a middle, oirather a fog,
'Not linowing which way to be eurning
I'm. 11I:eta poor blind man without e'er a dog
To help me a thing to be earning.
Dot perhaps alter all I am all In the nark,
And only a thadow been eh athig ;
IndlgOlon I lmethues do sufferbut
It isn't brought on by Ught
I bate to be beaten, and will not say die,-
(I'd rather get tight on stewed leather.)
I'll purChase post-card and write Win "good.
=MI forgive you, dear Cler} et, the Weather."
AUNI ELEANOR'S WILL.
" And to my nephew; Edmund' Harting
n, I give and bequeath the residue of my
tate, personal property, stocks, etc. (after
e above legacies aro deducted) with the
'le provision that ho marry my niece,
, rtha Lang, within one year after my
A rourtunri of surprise went round the
Tun as Lawyer Dent folded the formidahle
loaking document, and turned his keen,
gray eyes upon the ~a.ssembled grofip, who
were gathered in the little, plain parlor, .to
listen to the reading' of Miss Eleanor Lang's
• I "That is all," tie remarked, gra4ely, "the
List will and testament of our good,. old
friend, bliss Lang.".
" It is infamoua!"eried Edmund Harring
ton, springing to , his ;feet, his dark eyes
flashing, ; his handornelace full of iuditoa
Rat era decided expression, Mr. Ear
r igton,r obseriled the old lawyer. "You
right-.¢o. fnrtherl and fare worse than to
miry Bertha Lang. , I 'know her, and you
have never met her, eh, have you?"
And lie glaticed.searching,ly iuto the per
turbed fare of the young 'pan.
"No,•sir; and what's: more, I do not wish.
to. i ! The truth it:, Mr. -Dent, I ism dis
appointed ; I shlknot deny it. 'Aura Eleanor
repiesented herself to me as my
best friend. She it;was wbo reared me frOm
my boyhood ; I thank her, and shall alwaYs
revere her memory for her kindness to me.
Still, if she had never mentioned her inten
tion of leaving me her money. I
ti.ve expected it, pr thought,of uefi'a thing.
It is very unfair, his and'l -deelMe to
have anything . to lc! with
" Humph! young man, When you are as
old as I am, and have Seen,aa much of the
world,' you will not be so . quick to refuse
fiftylthoustuad dollars fora Mere whim. Go
and call on Miss Bertha Lang. She lives in
Lyell avenue, in the city of • Go and
See her, my boy, and I% warrant' you will
Change your mind in r9ferenee to the mat
rimonial project." • '
1' "1 never will !". Edmund Harririgtoti
cried, earnestly. " Listen, Mr. Dent ;I am
engaged to be married already."
" Ali, indeed ! Well, of course that alters
the case," said the•old. lawyer, ,rubbing his
white hands together briskly as he spoke,
hipxiilters the case, my boy, and I am
exceedingly sorry, exceedingly. Who is the
•giri ?" added, abruptly.
Miss Mary Atherton,'' replied 'Edmund.
"`;She also is from It—, and has been visit.
itiithe "Winchesters here, friends of mine,
yen know. Aild the worst of it, the moat
unpardonable part ; is, that Annt Eleanor
knew all along how matters were between
Miss Atherton and inyself, and seemed any
thiirig but "displeased. Though, of course,
bad it been otherwise—that being a matter
for my own private en gineering—it . would
have made no difference to me."
. 1 2 0 f course not," said the old lawyer,
gri ly. And Edmund began to think what
a disagreeable old man Mr. Dent was getting
to be. "So you are determined to refuse
fifty thousand - dollars for the sake of the
other girl, eh, Edmund?" the lawyer ' quer.
led, watching the young \ man earnestly,
meanwhile from - under his bushy brows
" . t is to be hoped that your fair inamorata
h j a fortune'of her own, for you, I believe,
po seas little, since you madly persist in
'lowing away your aunt's bequest."
" I Miss Atherton is as pOor 'as I," returned
Edmund, with quiet dignity,, '"but I can
take carei,of her; I have •my business, and
wiih eneigy and perseverance, will be able, to
increase If. She shall never regret her
cboice, if :d can help it, Mr;Dent."
" Ahem !", •-• • •
_lawyer seemedlo have in k obstrue=
Ilan in his throat which required a great
atikount cif coughing to vanquish
And when at length he wa,l restored to
quiet, it *ai only in time to receive Ed.',
mund's adieu, and there - the other legateed
departed,- satisfied with their share.
Mies Eleanor Lang, who bad lived "in
maiden meditation, fancy free,' and had
died at the mature age of seventy Ave, had
been the possessor of a considerable fortune,
which, with the exception of a few legacies
to friends and old servants, was ultimately
to become,her nephew's. 11
Ho was a noble,- upright, honorable man,
and he , bad entertained no idea of depending
upon his' aunt, or his great expectations.
He did not believe in waiting for dead men's
shOes, or's dead woman's either; so he bad
started, in a modest way, as a merchant,
and was doing quite well at the time. "of his
And then to find the promised fortune ,
bequeathed to him, but with an uncermfort;
able appendage which he had not expected.
Besides, he was engaged to the sweetest lit
tle woman in the round world. He felt
justly indignant, and resolved to have noth
ing to do with anything which,had be4iged
to Eleanor. Levi, Braker.
• That very evening `li went over to the
, peal, white house du Ai: bill, where the
lirmehesters lived, and ti fete . Ades Athettcn
T had come for a long, iiile,: , 'And soon, staid!
! . iilg in her ' presence; ***der, ilaikeyed
gal, he was relatieg theetory (if h wrongs,
lad his bitter itis m osition4g
"If It were only n'tylidt,7 be added, gasp..
in the girl's whitshaudilailutepoke ; '"ig I
were the only one , m- - . 04 , /pay, r would
not cue much. 'llizt y ~yo n- 4 have been
represented to you all . _ _
Mary, what are you, - lod# with me?"
si l ins
"Be your wife,!:! IOW: ' i promptly,
"if.Lif you—want tesie:'= ,-
Wm answer mei a ' - -,- 4stricmstrative
one, and I will net at*gilcielunmota
So, when he had 1:00 - 4 siiik Mary .good
.tight, and turned his faeeito ws rd the little
room in tile village luateCOlch he now call
ed his home, he 'felt thik he bad chosen
wisely, Chosen well, andliult "Ili the
tally choice possible 10 1* . ' ~ •
FerAvhel mau - wonlitAidi- deterted the
iiiiiiiiii - Whose he laved, a n d to whom he
am betrothed, for the sake of money ? . .
True, there' are lords of creation ;Who
reason otherwise ; . but Edmund Harrington
was one of nature's noblemen; and an.honer
to his sex.
When EdthUnd had gone, Mary AthOrton
went to her own room, and sitting down by
the open window, gazed out into thb Moon.
tight, very thoughtful, very grave.;:
" Dear Edmund," she exclaimed, aloud,
how noble and good he is.`} God blesshim
and reward him, 'and Indeld, I kno7 •Ho
The next time that, Edmund called ,upon
his betrothed, he urged her to appoint the
wedding-daq. She was an!orplian andiilono
in the world ; she had no one to, consult', and
. wa s
so it all arranged. i.
The wedding-day dawned clear and cloud
" Ibtppy is the bride that the 'sun' shines
on," whispered Edmund, as he met Mary in
the little village church with . no one present;
save the. Wincheisterts, the , old geutlemit!,
himself having requested the honor of giv:
lug away the bride.}'. ,
Lawyer Dent was, present also, his ',kind
'old face shining with satisfaction.
The ceremony was ended; and Edinntsb
Harrington and the woman of his choice:
were pronounced man and wife, and, accord
ing to custom the newly-wedded pair stepped
into the vestry to sign their , names to the
Edmund seized the pen and dashed off his
signature. Then the bride bent over, the
page', and began slowly to truce the hitters
of her name, the bridegroom sneansithile
leaning over her shoulder, and watching the
pen as it wrote :
.i;i3ertha Lang." ' -
He turned and confronted his wife, white
to the Very lips. -
":What does this mean?" be gasped, " tell
tne,.winst dOes it *neon?"
Shciamiled, but the tears 'shone in her
"It means," she said, softly; "Butt I have
deceived you, have won your heart under
fnlse pretences. That I am the woman
whom good, old Aunt Eleanor desired yon to
marry, and I have been forced tf, listen to
your anathemas against myself,' And know
how you detested my very name .. Edatruad,
I am Mary Bertha Ding, ah, you did not ob.
sere when• the clergyman spoke my name,
during the ceremony 'just now, and for 1 the
sake of proving your worth, and testing
your disinterested. nature, • I ;allowed not
Eleanor to ,coss me into; using my mother's
maiden name of . Atheiinn. Are' you rely
angry, my husband ? Yon hove won ;the
woman yon love, and Aunt. Eleanor's for.
tune, after all." • -
He caught her in his
.arms'; ho bad no
words to utter; only a sincere prayer of
gratitude went up from his thankful heart.
And.old Lawyer Dent rubbed his fat hands
together, and,ebuckled to himself. .
Edmund did not'consider him at
. all nu..-
. pleasant or disagreeable, now, but• a clerer
old fellow, for be had been in the secret
from the first. I • 7 I
And thus, in her eccentric way, bad Aunt
Eleanor proved the ring of the true metal,
and the reality of,Edmund Har t rington's love
for her favorite, niece.-3fra. , E. Buike
THE DRUM DOG POUND.
I often 'think. as , I wander astound New
York, observes the; "Hermit" of the Tro'
Times, how little is known of, its curious,
nooks and by-platt, of which one only hears
by an occasionally; paragraph.: There is, for
instance., the deserted market, foot of - EaSt
Sixteenth I street, and its- entire precincts,
which has so lonely a look , compared with
the_general activity of . the Cityl !Close by
is the dog pound, a long wooden. structure
One story high, and appirently neglected by
all but thellog catcher and his *ictims.• On
entrance I found myself An a Lallge but shab
by office, where a dull-looking /clerk sat; at
the desk, his duty being to receive dogs and .
pay the prescribed fee. He '
was slack; bat I had already ii;ferred this
from his listless,' stupid countenance, and he
added that qit didn't pay to catch dogs at
thirty cents." Noticing a help of stale
bread on the floor, I asked its rise. "That's
what wst feed the dorgs on," vissi the repli
"Rather hard feed," was any, irrepressible
remark ".Nell," said he; "After a dorg
has been here two days he'll ear anything.
Go in and take a look at 'cm," he •added,
pointing to a door, -which I opened and
stepped into a long apartment with alleytt
running its full length, on either side of
which were kennels, each containing a dog
fastened by a cord. ' "They're dAwndite
on 'em now outside," said the attendant,
pointing to a door, and passing out ' I saw,
two men emptying a huge iron crate which
they had jost landed on the dock. It was a
dreary scene—no life,' no activity, nothing
but the two' men pitching out the dead
animals, which are thence) sent to Barren
Island and rendered into fertilizini materiaL
A LUCKY STEAMSHIP LINE.
" Ur. Guiott has made ti mar v elous run of
Inch in getting out Hie' Arizona mind 'Alas
ka," writes the Buffalo Express 'correspond
ent. "His line was confe e sedly running out,
when a big shipbaDding film, 1 which was
doing nothing at the time, affairs being very
dull and prices of material very IoW, offered
to build him a passenger ship gruannteed to
be faster than any in existence, and likewise
guaranteed to carry a certain, •amount ,of
freight, sit a price and on terms never offered
before. They did &hi l to lump hold of their
men tall better timeershoidd come. The Wil
Hams d; Gaion Line p' , whirl has stocik
holders on both sides o flie Water,' &war
aged by the dull times the loop! two of
their boats within competitively a 'brief pe
riod, declined the offer, WherenpoPMr. Gni
on is credited with sayipg it thel meeting
called to consider the *opwitioP, ' Well,
then, ru buy her myself; and the line shall
charter and run her: tae (`theirs.' This was
done. Soon the Arizona Was the 'pride of
the harbor. ' Then the same ,shipird and
compiny built the Aktskis; Whose perfor.
=noes, as your readers know have eclipsed
everything on record, and now; the Gulon
Line is altogether the favorite, auf its. for
tunes bloom and blasenit."-, i 1 , 1 1
• • A STAGE COACH ;INCIDENT.
Driver Hank lllel:tits Stor3ref n'Broslt *hi
a Bead Agent.
"I was driving the horses with George
M. Hacket, Wells, Fargo & CO.'s messenger,
on the box beside me," said .driver Hank
Helm. "There were no passengers: We
had $lB,OOO in bullion aboard. The stage
was stopped about 7 o'clock, about five miles
this side of Da Porte and a mile and a half
beyond Diamond Springs. - The road at that
point is level and the horses were trotting
along quietly. Nobody would expect to and
a robber in such a place. Hackett ; was sit•
ting sideways in the seat, talking with me,
whenn man ran out from - the left side of.
the road and tried to catch-hold of the lead
ing horse. He was a small. man, in size and
habit resembling Franiifanning, of Marys
ville. He wore a linen duster, and his face
was covered' with a big white mask.' As
soon as I eaw him t whooped up Unhorses,
.withnview to get -past' hint,-but- the; lest
horse was frightened and . swung off to the
right side of the •road and against the side of
the bill, stopping the team. The nian car
ried a double-barreled shot-gun. He didn't
say a word and didn't raise his gun, but car.
ried it in one band ha ging by his side. As
soon as Haekett could get his gun ready' he
fired. The'iun was loaded with buckshot.
The robber then made a motion as if to
shoot, but 'didn't seem able to get his gun to
his sherdder. He then ran around to the.
other side of the leader; and I 'yelled to
Hackett to '' sock it to him.' Hackett then
fired tbe contents of his second barrel over
the heads of the horses; The robber then
to •lz to , his heels.- He man down the hill
htraight away from the road. Hackett
jumped down and ran after him 'a short dis
tance.- Hackett • trod a button 4 glove c on
his left hand and' bud his cartridges in his
left pocket, so that'll° could not: reload his
tpln in time to get another shot et the rob
r.' When he saw that pursuit ' was hope
ess he-came back to the stage.? We picked
- the robber's hat iu the road.: It was a
' ft hat, of black felt, very old and weather.
katati and full ot.ragged rents. ' It had four
fresh buckshot boles in it, with - hair sticking
to some of them. The man's hair was light
in color, streaked with gray. As he ran
down the bill he tore off his mask and I no.
ticed that be had a bald spot on the top of;
his head. Hackett had' no pistol with him.,
If he bad had %pistol, he could Pave droP
ped the robber easily. He can drop a rab
bit at a hundred yards with the big pistol he
generally carries. •Thi3 robber was no doubt
green at the business.. He never opened his
mouth, and instead of covering us with hie
gun and singing out, ' Throw up' your
hands,' as `an old hand would have done, he
just made a tarici of himielf. 'Neither
Hackett nor the yobber said a word. The
whole thing happened in half a minute."--
;THE VIRGINIA ACCENT.
The Virginia accent is made fine sport of
by moss Northern pens writing of the habits
and manners of that class which frequent
resorts lie the ;White Sulphur and the" Old
Point." It does seem absurd andunshebedic
as written. But you cannot write it phone
tically— We attempt it. with "Soh". tor
'fair," and with an elision of the final letter. ,
as in "do" for "door'" They and the like
give really no idea of this Southern pro
nounciation. I have never met a person
who, having , an acquaintance with a Virginia
lady or...gentleman of cultivation has not
ibeen charmed with the quaint and' sweet
faShion of speech' that prevaiih froin the
James to the Shenandoah.. tiseen to it on
the piazzas and in the parlors or l -this, hotel,
where are' gathered . representatives of the
best people in the State. They speak slow
ly, their voices are low and well attuned,
"a" *always broad, and the " r,"
ing a vowel, is rarely . sounded, It is pro
vincial, but doubtless no candid observer
bad not rather have even this' provincialism
try his eats than . the i high pitched, incisive
tones that one hears at any given resort in
the North. But ite-trukruls queerly enough
as it salutes you when you enter 'the hotel
doors, and amuses you whenever you may
pass two or three Virginians talking togeth.
er. It is as it you were among another pea
ple—rather as if you had fallen among a
company of foreigoers who have learned, tc
speak English 'very perfectly, but cannot rid
themselves of f ri strong remembrance of the
mother tongue: Then there are the two
Shibboleths of the Southern man, or Twoman
--" I reckon" and the: "oh "- that seldom
fails to prefix an address. " Oh, John 1"
Calls the wifeta herhnsband. "Oh, Mare 2"
calls out the young girl to her companion in
the water. Some °mhos said that it is as
impossible for a Southerner ever to Unlearu
this habit, as it is for a Frenchman to thor
oughly master the English " th." ,He who
is born South of Mason and Dixon 4 a line,
though he spends his 3-Oath at Northern
Schools and his mature life in Northern cities,
Must betray his birth at one time or another
by this one fashion of speech. But if he of
Provence can never be thoroughly Parisian,•
what matters it ? Provence is a very good
country indeed and there is that in' Paris,
outside of its accent, which is neither punt
Dor fit to be imitated in Provence.
THE BEST TEACHERS.
- The best teachers are the aged. To the
fold our mouths are always partly closed ; we
'must swallow our obvious retorts and listen.
They sit above our heads, on life's 'raised
dais, and appeal at once to our respect and
pity. A flavor of the old school, a tench of
something diffizent in their mannewhich
is freer and rounder, if they come otwbat is
called a good family, and often more timid
and precise if they are of the middle' bes—
serves, in thesie' days, to accentuate the dif
ference of age and add a distinction I to gray
hairs. Bat their superiority is foundmore
deeply than by outward marks or - g
They are before us in the march o ;man ;
they have more or less solved the irking
problem ; they have battled through the
equinox of life ; in good and evil th'.;,have
held their course ; and now, witho ut! open
shame, they near the crown and harboi. It
may be %relieve been struck with one of
fortune's darts;.we can , scarce be civil, so
cruelly is our spirit tossed. Yet, long before
we were so much as thought upon, the like
calamity befell the old man or woman that
now, with pleasant humor, rallies us upon
our inattention, sitting composed in the holy
evening of man's life, in the clear shining
after rain. We grow ashamed- of our dis
tresses, new and luit and coarse, like vlilain
ous roadside brandy ; we see life in aerial
perspective, under the heavens of faith, and
out of the worst, at the meirp presence of
contented age, look forward and take, pa.
tience. Fear shrinks before them u like a
thing reproved," not:the flitting and hie&
fectual fear of death, but the instant,
ing tenor of the responsibilities Dud re.
vanges of life. Their speech, indeed, is
Timid; they report lions in the path ;, they
counsel a meticulous footing; _ but their
'serene, round faces are more eloquent and
tell another story. Where, they have 'gone,
we will go also, not very greatly fearing ;
what they have endured unbroken, we also,
dal helping us, will malts a ehift to bear.
NOW TO WRITE FOR NEWSPAPERS.
bestroetleno ow to Armoring Copy for the
There are several reasons why manuscript
for the printer should not be written on bath
sides of the paper. • The chief one, and a
sufficient'one if there were no other, is that
it is often necessary, or at least best, partic
ularly ht . a newspaper composing or type
setting room, for the foreman to divide the
." copy 7 or manuscript into small
called "takes each including not more
than a printer's Stickful of matter, and " pay
it out," that is, deliver to a number of com
positors, or typesetters; in different parts of
the mom. A "stick," is an iron gauge set to
the width measure of the column to be filled,
in which ,competitors set their type. A
stickful will fill about two inches in length
in the column. - A closely written page of
letter paper will mike from one and a half
to three stiokfals, or takes ? of such
thitatttele is get : 'lf the page is written
on one side only, t i foreman can cut the
page into the propel. number of, takes, num
bering them es he pays them out to compos
itors, so aslo insure the proper arrangement
of the matter when it is brought together
Again after these different persons have set
it in type. Bat, if the manuscript is written
on both sides, such division of it into takes,.
if not impoSsible, is at least much more' dif
ficult, and apt to read to confusion and de
lays, or to blunders fl mortifying to writer,
editor and print But it is not only the
printer who is e mbarrassed; , the proof read.
er, who has to read the proofs by copy, is
put,to extra trouble. If printers aro every
profane, they are apt to betray this weak.
ness when they g 0 a piece of copy written
On both sides of the paper.' Ch4stian con.
tributors 'and all sounds asimlists should
bear this M mind. It frequently happens,
t the priating offices of the great dailies,.
.that, after all , the rest of the paper is in
type, several columns of telegrams or other
special matter are' sent, in just before the
last form is ready-to go to press. To avoid
delay, this maltor is divided Into four or
five.lino takes and distributed among forty
or fifty compllsiters; 'whereas, if such
matter came i written on both sides of the
paper, such rapid despatch" would be
impracticable. • These reasons are sufra
cieht - to justify the editorial rule under
consideration. any peculiar genius'
-.despises' it, let I him reflect that many
a fine piece of en mposition
. has gono intc,
the waste riper basket because this rule was
not observell: How many writers have died
oiu obscurity. 4 (.. wh might, but for this one
shortooming;,, have become immortal there is
no sufficientipace here to record.—Chicage
Regarding a recent " filist night" of 'a new
play in this city a correspondent of the Boston
Herald says I watched this audience of
professionals with considerable curiosity,
and foundhat they behaved pretty much as
other peopte ' do. The typical actress was
there with her daubed face, preposterously
big,hat, selconsciona air and general offen
siveness; btit.she was outnnmbered ten to
one by those'who were• ladylike in dress and
deportment. Respectful attention was paid
. to the performance and the desire to grin at
some of the comical." pathos " was usually
rapiessed. This was at times difficult:: as
when Mrs. Wethersby- oodwin told 'the
story of the captive lion • a net. freed, by
the nibbling'mouse—she they ,boy waif,
representing`the moose, and Ned Thorne as
the convict hero, standing 'for the lion. In
asinneh as she was .fully as big as he; in
height antibreadth, it was, a good lime to
snicker when she exclaimed "0, yon
great, big lion, let me be your little mousey,
won't yoir ?", yet everybody was too polite to
improya the: opportunity. There was 4
latigkiere and there, however, when she
came to die. I have a theory that pistols
'suffer from stage fright on first nights, else
Why-should they always refuse to go ofri,
Whez the time came for one of the assorted vil.
lair* to shoot her, :he pulied'the trigger With
appropriate demonism of scrowl and gesture,
tint there was no explosion. The actress
hesitated only for an instant. But' it was
impossible to wait forAhe murderer to
on another cap. She had already clasped a
handful of red paint to her breast, and .the
hitherto serupalonsly clean white shirt was
all gore. So, being shot right through the
heart by a pistol that hadn't been fired, she
talked awhile about lights, shadows, angels.
and ilOwers, And died to 'slow music.—New
York Letter;: _ -
A SHARK CAUGHT, BY A CLAM.
, . .
Among the -dis coveries recently made' in
the great Dead. Sea of the West were soine
gigantic oyster shells incini than six feet
long, each pair of which once contained an
animal that the average boy could not lift.
To-day the only really large shellfish is of
the 'clam family. It is named Tridaena
gigaf, a contemisorary tells us, and is found
in the Pacific Ocean, the length of his life,
being sixty or. seventy years. It' grows
bedded in the coral, and is fastened tc the
rocks by a cord called the byssns, which is'
so tough that it can be cut only with an axe:
The shells themselves are six feet long, each
valve weighing more than 250 pounds, while
the animal part often weighs thirty - or lofty
pounds. 'When alive the tridaena lies with
its great valves ajar, capturing' any food
that' may pass' within its scalloped edges: A
shark was once caught in this way. Swim
minialong in search of food, he- unwarily_
passed in the door of, the great clam's house,
his tail rudely strikingAhe animal. Like a
flash tremendous snapped together,
min • g the man-eater as if he were in a
vise, and rendering him utterly , powerless.
As the tide went down the shark's, head ap
peared above matter, ''dashing about and
churning up the sea. The hubbuh attracted
the attention of some natives, who soon cap.
tarred both shark and clam.
A CONSCIENTIOUS CONSTABLE.
In the classic language of the hoodlum, it
is never safe to "poke fun at a peeler" es.
pecially where the esprit de corps is so
strongly developed as in the wilds of Michi
gan. A circus pitched itt tent at Marquette
the other day and the natives welcomed it,
with grimy bands to a hospitable shower of;'' '
halves and quarters. Everything went swim.
mingly until, in the act where a circusman
disguised as a drunken tramp, falls into the
ring, and wants to ride a horse. The ring
loader threw the drunkard— out, ' and with
'ranch seeming iqdignationeeked why there
Were no policemen .around to keep order.
A German policeman' who was standing by,
and who knew the man belonged to tlie,cir
cirs, felt indignant at hai i ling ,the police
abused, so be collared the alleged drunken
man, and notwithstanding the circus people
tried to explain the - circumstances, •he was
tangled off to the lock-tp and thci' act was
left out. After the show, the proprietor went
to the jail, got the performerout, and gave
the policeman a scouring foe being too offici
ous. The policetnan listened 'quietly for a
While and finally rnmarked: " Vell, a choke
was i i choke , . but yen a man zay vere isb de
helve, and t ,vy don't' dey arrest dot drunk
man, den cleMarquette belie° is in, dot vicin
ity, and you forget it, Mr. Circuit, I
lied yea." . '
Build on resolve, and not upon regret,
The structure of thy future. Do net I.:I - ripe
Among the shadows of old sins - , but let
Thine own soul's light shine on the pate' of
And dissipate tlie darkness. Waste 714 tears
Upon the blotted records of lost years, •
But turn the leaf, and girdle, oh smile to see
The fair white pagesthat remain for thee. . ,
Prate not of thy repentance.. But believe
The spark f.livine dwells In thee; let It grow.
That which the upreaching spirit can achleve
- The grand and all-creative forceS know.
They will as.stst and strengthen, as the light •
Lifts up the acorn to the oak tree's height.
Thou bast but to resolve, and to I God's whol.;
Great universe shall fortify thy soul!
:;-Ella Wheeler. •
There can be no question that straw lum
ber is admirably adapted to many kinds of
fluidic& - work-Ixamel,,_tattle -11041- : counter
• _ -
tops, fine doors, and ornamental work ; and
wo are assured that it can be produced and
sold in competition with the finer grades of
pine orin competition with wide walnut, at
about one-half the price of tho latter,. The
standard manufacture is in widths of thirty
two inches, a length of twelve feet, and A
thickness corresponding to that of surfaced
boards. These dimensions maybe'varied to
suit sach orders as may be given, and em
brace any width, length or thickness. Un
like lumber, however, narrower widths are
the most costly. The straw lumber may be
ripped with the hand saw or the buzz-saw ;
may be run through the Sticker for the Man.
ufacturo of monlaingai, and takes a nail or
screw about as well as oak. It may be fin
ished with varnish or with paint, and is sus.
ceptible of a high polish. ,It• is practically
water and fire proof, being manufactured
tmder 500 degrees of beat, and we aro as.
eared has beeu boiled for some hours vritli
our any apparent .change of structure. Its
tensile strength is greater than that of wal
nut or oak, and its weight about one-fifth
greater than the fermer when dry.. It is
made from any kind of straw, including
hemp and flax fibre—in fact frcitu any ma
terial that will make pulp—and a ton of
straw will produce 1,000 feet of, boards.
The pulp. is rolled, into thin sheets, a number
of which, corresponding with the thickness 1
of the lumber desired, are placed together 3
With : a peculiar cement, which is claimed to
be water-proof, and are then rolled under a
pressure sufficient to amalgamate them into,
a solid mass„which may be worked with a
plane if desired. . .
When it is remembered that it takes one
hundred years to grow a tree to maturity,
suiting -it to commercial purposes—and a
tree producing 32-inch lumber will
fully twice that time—while 20,000 'feet per
acre is a large yield under the most ,favora.
ble Circumstances, it will at once be
that where ;,OtH) feet can Atall'en ?froth, an
act° of ground for au indefin ber of
years, the process which _ enatic such a re,
snit to be accomplished, and winch will yield
ti really valuable lumber, is one. of cast im
portance. We look for valuable reults iu
the future in the manufacture of lumber
front what is practically
.a waste Material,
but W t hich will be produced in endless quan
tities 'ock long as the United States maintains
its character as a giain.producing country.-
- ! .
Few men, very few men, go into action
for the first time without thinking a great
deal of the bullets and the danger, and
wishing it was all over and they were safe ;
the second time they are under fire they re
rember the last time whe'n they came out'of ,
it unhurt, and they think a great deal less of
the bullets; and more of the work in hand,
l'tlian they did on the former day. - Take an
instance from thelate war against the Zulus,
where we had mealy young soldiers, with .
Only a sprinkling of old ones. There "funk"
reigned universal With young and ald. There
is no need here to tell tho old tale of thh
nightly sca, of the stampedes, of ter.
ror which crept over faces when a Zuld; was
mentioned. A lancer rides in -wih de
spatehes, and the remark flies round the
. i.anks—" Look how-he's riding ; lie's_ look
ing behind him : the Zulus are after him."
These and a thousand other instances were
but the natural outcome of ignonincp—look
ing forward into the .unknown-with men
suddenly called upon.-'t6 face something
which existed only in their imagination, and
as much was pictured in the blackest colors.
Bat at Ulundi; where the Zulus came : rot:lnd
the'Little-square in thousands, with the sun
shining on theta, 'our men saw that they
were only men like themselves after all, and
blazed away merrily into the " brown" of
them, obeying the words of command just
as they used to do at Aldershot with the
blank cartridges blowing off in their fiend;
faces. Ulundi worked a vast change in their
minds. Henceforth they knew that the
riflesthey carried werf not. Mere toys tc
Make a noise with, and they learned that' if
was a useful thing for themselves if they
obeyed their officers. They had seen a
group of 20 or more Zulus creep into a bush
in front of them, and by a well-timed volley
disappear, and they remembered it was t e lich
officer who had told them to fire thatvolley;
without his directing word they , would have
potted affray; and the Zulus would have pot
ted back, for all they knew, till to-morrow
or the day after. And from that itime there
were no more scares. So much fOr. the ap,
prentimship stage. NOw this Stage once
,over, and the young saldierknows- as much
about fighting as the . old one; with all that
buoyancy of yOuth spoken of above 'to hack
him up ; and so the value of the men is na
SOME WITTY REPLIES.
Even clergymen cannot' always hope to
meet with the courtesy that draws the line'
at sharp rejoinders. "If you . 'can't keep
awake," said a Parson to one of his hearers,
"when you feel drowsy, why don't you take
a, pinch of snuff ?" ' " I think,"- was the
shrewd reply, " thci snuff should be put into
the sermon."' SOme years ago, we are told,
the Isle of Sheppey being an inconsiderable
parish, and 'the income not very large, the
Vicar came there but once a month. The
parishioners.being much displeased at this
desired their clerk, who was that year. Church
Warden also, to remonstrate with himas to
his negligence. The clerk told the Vicar
the wishes of the parishioners; and the re
ply was :Well, well ; tell them_ if they
give me .£l6 a year more, I will come to see
theta once a fortnight,. and-be sure to let me
know their answer the next time I come."
The next time he did come he, accordingly,
asked, and the clerk answered " Sir, they
say as how if you will excuse them £lO a
yeatin their tithes they will dispense with
your coining at all!" Members of the cloth
are not always above severely criticisiug'one
another's failings. It is related of that most
eloquent of English clergymen, Robeit Hall,
- that he once—disgusted by the egotism and
conceit of a preacher who, with a mixture of
self complacency and impudence, challenged
his admiration of a sermon—was provoked
to say: "Yes, there was one very fine pas
sage Of your.discourse, Sir." "I '
joiced to hear you say so ; which was it ?"
"Why, Sir, it WAS the passage tfoth the pal.
• pit to the vestry."
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Interesting Farts Called front Altera Asa
• -,—The. • iiiississipßi cotton milli turn ont
124 varieties of goods.
Pittsburg firm is taming "out glass
slabs to be used on foraituro instead of mar
H-Dancirig may improve your canine
somewhat, but it's no valuable accomplish
ment for the horse-,Burlingfon Hawkeye.
—A $7,000 diamond was recently. fotmd,
in the bed of, a emelc i near Albany, N.- a
Other large ones have been, found in- do
—" Does your mother play cards?" in
quired Billy of his chum. "I don't know,"
resporided Jimmy, " but she often playa a
lone hand on me."
—A atone weighing eighty-the mole
recently fell at Salina, Icarisaa, and another,.
cigar -shaped, four inches in :diameter arid
• - •
over twelve inches long. •
—Six .hundred tows druggists have
agreed; in view of the danger of selling
alcohOlic drinks, not to Mt physicians' pre•
scriPtions for wine, whiskey and the bke.
is reported that tho subject of Mor
monism 'will be.broizght before the British
Parliament, with a view to the prevention of
Mormon progelytisrri in Great Britain.
--" Total . Depravity " was the subject of
the sermon of the Rev. Mr.. McDonald at
San Rafael, Cal. —Whil ho was .preaching
it a thief 'stole his laprobo freria the baggy
in the horseshed.
—"Vile Republican officeholder's are
shaking their heads oreinously,",says a Nevi
Tork exchange. The Numblimn officehold•
era here in Texas tare afraid to shake , their
heads, for fear; they . drop off.— Texas
—The English spa:vows: introduced 'nt
Salt Lake n-few years; ago luiv6 multiplied
to such au extent that they are n iniisance
and have theirluibitan in every tree and •
housetop in the 31ormiti Zion. • •
—Professor Renk, al Musick, has found
by experiment that the air in the ground
under a house is constantly rising and pass
ing into the house- - about as deadly It thing
as can happen when the earth' is in a filthy
"Johnny," sai the teacher, - " a lie can
be acted dS weit s told: Now if your.
fatber should, put, sand in hiq' sugar and sell.
it he would be acting ix lie and doing very
wrong.", "Tharix what mother told - hini,'!
said tohnny. 1 '
. 1 7 -A phygician falls into a fit while mak
ing a round of viskt.S, and is carried into a
drug store; " St / fud for Dr. X—," saga
somebody. "No;;' no, not for him," says:
the Flying man ready, at the mention of his
rival's name ; "if be brought me around it
would advertise hin : I prefer to die." _ -
—Doilglasi Anti, of Norwich; fell under a
moving' train he dLiis attempting to boata
When the train passed Douglass arose, un. '-•
injured, T with his cigar in his mouth. And
'yet thert..are people who claim smoking to
be injurlous.—Danbuiy Nam ri . •
—At Birmingham, England, the officers
of the 'Health Department have established.
telephonic coniumnication with thR Borough
Hospital,, three miles away, in onlr" to les. -_
sen the risk of the ;spread of infection by
friend 'visiting ' patients. -They can learn
their cdiadition at the health office.. _
—The census of the world according .to
its religions has ben' figured out• by some
Scotch 'statisticians. Its results tire: Pro..
testanti;l2o,ooo,l l ,os - ; Oriental Christians,
0,000,000; .Roman Catholics, 00,000,000;2
JeWs,"10,000,000 ;* - Mohatainedans, 175,000,-
0001 Pagans, S 0,000,000: i '
—The wine liiasinesS of 'California is no
small item in , the resources of that State.
About 10,000,4)00 gallons of wine are pro-
duced annually, and about 2,000,000-gallons'
are yearly' sent eastward,
,There it is adorned
with forlign labeLs:and igitl as an imported
article. The, quality is said to be good, and
even some professed connoisseurs . are
deceived when California wino is offered
them mader the guise or well-known foreign
names. a . -
—A canary , . be a:aging : to a lady in An
buque, on being 'ven its liberty in a room
one day-, ,flew to r e mantle, whereupon was
a mirror. Thi , k i ng he had found a mate,
ho went back to the cage and brought a seed
to offer tb.thPstranger. Getting no satin
factOry reply, he poured forth his sweetest
notes, pausing now and then to watch the
effect. ', Finally he went back to 'his perch,
and, with his head hanging, remained silent
the rest of the day. ' _
—The English arc becoming pretty sick
of the - acquisition of thelslancl of Cyprus,
which Beaconsfield. accomplished. They
had fondly Doped that in case of trouble in
the East theist:lnd would serve them" as a
base of operations, but that hope- has - van.
ished. It would cost too great' a sum 'to
render the harbor of Eartrigusta available as
a military station, while besides the X90,-
000 paid the Sultan it Costs Great Britain
£40,000 a year to hold the; place. There, is
no trade an the island and the people are
—Dr. Lawrence A. Ullishington, grand
nephew and nearest living relatyfa of him
who was' '-friirst in war, first : in 'peace and
first in the hearts of his countrymen," died
in Dennison, Tens, recently. Thedeceased
was.a son of Lawrence Washington, who
was the Only brother of the first .President
of the United States. Ile.-was born in Win-
che4ter, Va., on the sth day of December,
1313, and educated at the Uni"ersity of
. Virginia:. He received his medical education
at Bush Medical College, Philadelphia. He
leaves surviving him a widow and six chil..
dren—three sons and three daughters.
—The salmon fisheries`of the Pacific coast
have increased more than twenty-fold within
ten yecirs, and last year's product was nearly
1,000,009 cases, worth $5,000,000. _ But the
result of this
. vast business is, that the south
erly, and more accessible rivers are becom
ing fished out, as the greed of the fishermen
has extendecito the capture of the salmon
which are on the way to their spawning
places. The m Sacramento, and even the
seemingly inexhaustible Columbia are Suffer
,. ing from this cause. ;The more distant
waters of British Colunibia and Alask4 are
still bountiful, but theyt will be ruined in
their turn ty such methOds of fishing,
A %lummox. or OmcE SEEZELS. —A
Washington writer thus describes the office
seekers :, We see . sad' sights here in the
throng "crowding around the' brink of the
great fountain of patronage—funny ones,
too, at times ; but more sad than funny:
The, very • jumble of strong ;schemers;
'.workers' from the wards with claims'
based on their dirty work; the widows joi
officers and soldiers who fell in the wax ;Oho
brazen-faced harlot ; the stripling from tlie
country anxious to work for -mother,' or
to see something of city life the slender, ,
deliCalc girl, this fiujiport, of her famlly; the
black man, who is a . ;representatitie,
of his race; the oily plug-uglies from Lou
isiana ; the lank, long-haired Liberals from
the South ; the nobby ex-clerks froM the
large cities ; the broken down lawyers - , don
tor., divines ; : and newspaper men=-one
great pushing; 'crowding fighting \masa,
strtigglibg for a ctlpful of the mirage -like
water, which seems so near and is so far."
ear, In Advania.