Bradford Republican. (Towanda, Pa.) 1875-1892, September 21, 1882, Image 1

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iturono R TRACY, Publishers.'
Biafilord Republican
1 1 ,0:giAletl.. Every l'lmrstlaiy,
vi"NWANDA, r.►., Or
$1.50 Per Annum, fa ..-idranee
Rafes---Stz cents a line for first
Ittrertion an I live cents per line for all suts,•e
,..itiela Ir.Strlt JUR. Reading notice adverti, ing
tvn ccutti pc r line. Eight lines constitute e
au.l twelve lines an filch.- Auditor's
notices $2.: , 0. Administrator's and Executor's
not i ces }42.1.1 Yearly advertising $ ICO.OO per
Tale Itr:t•cu:.tcAs is published In the 'lacy,
Aluorc and Noisles Block, at the corneeot Ilaiu
.113 a Pine streets, over J. F.` Corser'st Boot mail
;how store. Up ctreillatioll oXer 2000„ *AB an
I.lvertising icadiura it is unexcelled in
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vu•llste Col I.
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NlctiOV RN, (E. J. Cfrneland
1 / 4 .,1 111,(;•!verl1), Clitittoti, Bradford ticitiuty
1 . 1. All burwit-ss entrusted ti their care iu
WAAter!). tlttalurd will receive prompt attention.
,MITII WLLtS, Attorueya-at-Lw; Oflic
J. N , *Mice fu Wood's Block, south
nret Bank, up stairs. June 12;04
1, - 11,s1:ItEE soN' (N C filsbree ind,'L Eistwee.;
oflier iu 11ortur Mock. Park St. !
.I.)e.c.K s ov Eit ros (8enj. , .11 Peck and 0 d 05. r
ottee over Hill's Market 49-'79
OvEirrus (E Overton sud JJha
FSonarrxin office in Adams Block.julys'7i
, . Office ov'.r Dayton's - Star ,
spril IC%
WILT, •4) ltiW, Oak% in Mezies 'lock
• ipr 4,7 f;
DAviEs, CAW.s'iCI.IAN & HALL. T Danes.
ir L M Hall.) Offico in rear
I War, , l 11..11 ::'..ntrance on Poplar St. ti 012,75
•AiNEY A. Solicitor of Patents.
ixtb u. tuar attention paid to business in.
I t•l+lian.o' Court and to the settlement of estates.
in-Nioutanye's Block 49-79
Mc PLIMISON k. YOUNG, (1. McPherson and
W .1. Young. Office noutbs!de of Mercur's
81 , ck. 1
vv E J .Angle and E D Buffington).
tWfice \volt side •)f Main strcet&two doors north
of Argue office. AU tueiness entrusted to their
cart , - 111 ree.-ive prompt attention. oct 2t1.77
-F) . 11l•yS auJ counsellors-at-Law. Office in. the
.Wrcur Block. over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store. '
july 'l5O tt,
KEENEY. .1. Attorney-at-Lew Office in
Mouvitlye•K itjeck, Maio street. ,
rfilitimP.t)N, and E. A.. Attorneys-at
Law. Towanda, Pa, (Mice in Mereur .13lock.
over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store, entrance on Alain
street. first statrway north of Post-Mike. All
business promptly attended to. Snead' mitten..
lion given to claims against the United States
or peushms, Bounties. Patents, etc and tc
olleotious and settlement of decedent's estates,
April 2i. ly
All 0 EY-ST-LAW,
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S.) ivitor of l'utetits. (;overnsucut claims ab
told. ti to. [ltifebts2
3on NSOS. T. ii., M.D. Office ova!' Dr. 112 C
Pprters'e Drug Store. • feb 12,78
NEn - ros, Dye. D. N. & F.G. Office at Dwelling
Utl itn • cr Street, corner WeistoniSt. fob 11,77
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L'"". C. KK. M.D. Oak, Ist door above old
bank building. ou Main street.l Special si
te:l;llu giv,u to diseases of :Abet throat and
unßoadles. Y. M.. lt4D. Office and reel
v,v il. , nce. Mani street: north of :st.E.chur2L.
.Vp./1,..a) Els:nit/4r for Pension Dr , sartment.
... i 1 , f3b2•4.l's
P tYNE, E. Office over M. nitanye's
titre. Office hours from 10 to 12 s. st. and
to 4 P. M. (Special attention given to
Enfiraseo of the Eye.- and Diseases of the Ear.
oct 20.77
)WNEtt. 11. L., M.D..
Ilomocornrntc Pnystetairr ir Straaßox.
and office just north off Dr. Corbon'a
Maio a trePt, Athe'da. Pa.
110 TEI.S
pit ES1:1" ROUSE Slain st., next corner south
.x.a. of Bridge street. New house and new
turuiture throughout. The proprietor has
spared neither pains or expense in making his
hotel first-class and respectfully solicits a share
0 1 Public patronage. • 'ldeals at all hours. Terms
reasonable. Large Stable attached.-
tzar sl; • Will. BMW.
WATKINS POST, No. 69, o. A. .It,. Meets
e rel.? Saturday evenlng, at Military HAIL
- I GEO. V. 11YEll, Commander,
J. K. Farrulixir AcUtaaaf.
• fob 7, 79
CRYSTAL LODGE, NO. 57. Meets at E. of P.
Balt every Monday evening at 7:30. In
surance s2,ta). Benefits $3.00 per Week. Aver
age annual coat, 5 years esperieuce. $ll.
JESSE MYERS, Reporter,
I'muct 4 Dictator. feb 32.70
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BRADFORD LODGE. N 0.167, I. 0. 0. F. Meet
to Odd, Follows Hal. every Monday evening
It. 7 o'clock. WARtitx HILL, Noble Grand.
;one 12,75
113OST, lr, E, No, 32 Second street All orders
+ will teceiVe prompt sttentlott„ jrtp, e 13,75
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4 .) The SPRING TERM will begin , Alozulay,
Aird 1, l n 4. For catalogue or other Raca
l/anon, address or call on the Principal.
Towanda, Pa.
;WS 1'3,7
WILLIAMS, EDWAIib. Prictieal Plumber
and Gas Fitter. flan° of business in hler
cur Mock nett door to Journal niece opposite
Public square. Plumbing. Gas Pitting, li,epair ,
* of all kinds, and kinds of. Gearing
10.“.i.t1y at iendcd to.' ,411 wanting work in Ills
ehould give him a call. July 27,77
RUSSELL, C. S. General Insurance Agency.
Towsods, Pc (Wide to Whitcomb's Book
jetty 12.76
:And had One of llls
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Double Store. Double Stock.
J. ) K.RUS g
Is ilow open in Ws Mammoth Double Store with
a full, fresh and complete stock of faablocuible
'Spring and Summer
--- Gent's Furnishing
Hats, - Caps, Trunks,
Umbrellas, gfe.
Suits of all Grades 2,r
Men, Boys, Youths
• and Cluldren.
Our rents have been obtained on the most
favorable terms. and our diluent' expenses re
duced to the lowest pee/fabler roillitllCUU. 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.
We invite a careful examination of our stock
and prices, whether wishing to buy or not. We.
can satisfy the closest buyer of the truth of
what we say. ' .
eat and aro will Satisfy yen.
11,1- Remember. Nos. !And 2, Rridge Sti•eet.
Towanaa, Pa. , April 10, 1882, yr
We keep on band constantly for lonMeas.
Fellows, Spokes, Hobbs, nulls, Poles
Carriage Trimmings.
Also a fuil line afghan' and Heavy Ilaidware, and
a-fall line of 1
Carriages, Platform and Lumber Wagons,
blade by us with skilled workmen, and warranted
in every particular.
R9,rilware Dealers.
Troy, April 27-ly
Alfred J. Purvis.
Altmork in his Hue done well and promptly at
lowest price.
Parties having volumes inccimplete will be fur
nished with any missing numbers at coat price.
All orders given to J. J. Scanlan. Agent for
Bradford County. will be promptly executed ac
cording to directions. 'sepl-tt
6)0,* L.. ROSS
Now occupies the Corner Store opposite D. S.
C. Porter's Drug Store, Main Steeet,
•• with a large etock of
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J. L. Schoonover is clerk. The two stores are
connected by Telephone. Mr. Bon MD now feel
satisfied that tiepin give the
His experience enables him to select the best
goods, which he is bound to sell at a LOW PRICE.
You can always get a bargain if you
All goods delivered in the Borough PREE.
FARMERS will do well to call with their Produce
and:get the CASH. 20aprn-ly.
M. HEN DE 1,11 AN
Is still to be found at the OLD STAND
Next doolito Dr: 11 C. Porter's Drug More
Cloche. Watches and Jereley vitoloptly sepalred
by It experienced and coadmitsuat workman.
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I\oll3l. Gent 2441. Ntturt,
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Miscellaneal c as Advertisements.
A great many people are asking
what 'particular troublei BROWN'S
IRON BITTERS is good for.
It will cure Heart Disease, Paral
ysis, Dropsy, Kidney Disease, Con
sumption, Dyspepsia, Rheurnsuisrni
4 , Neuralgia ! and all chnikr diseaseffilit
Its wonderful curative power is
limply beauise •it purifies and cri- 1 •
riches the blood, thus beginning at
Lb-foundation, and by building up
. ,Aystem, drives out all disease. , .
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, . Lady Cured 'Of Rheumatism.
Baltimore, hid., May 7, iSBO.
' • My health was much shattered by •
Rheumatism What I commenced
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taking Brollies Iron Bitten, and I .
- scarcely had strength enough to at- •
. . tend tmy
. daily household duties:
• lame' s , using the third bottle and I
am ining strength daily, and I
... . che I::ecommend It to all.
I can 2t. say too mat in praise
of it. ' 'Melts E. BOASHICAIt. i,
i 173 pl:Stllit.
kidney Disease Cured.
Christiansburg„ Va., rear. . 1
Suffering from kidney disease . ,
1 .. ' - from which I could get no relief. I
itried Brown**. Iron Bitters, which v • I
cured me completely. A' child of . I
mine. recovering from scarlet fever, ' I
had no appetite andclid'not seem to .
be able to cat at all: I sgIVC him Iron
Bitters with the happiest results.-
Heart Diseaie. •
, ••• Vine St Ilarrisbwg, Pa.
Dec. 2 twit.
After trying different physicians
and many remedies for palpttation
of the heart without t•eceivtng any
- benefit. I was advised to try Brown's
Iron Bitters. .1 have used two hot,
des and never found anything that
gave tie so muclitelief.,, 4
?Ur. Janruit fins..
Forthe peculiar troubles to which
ladies arc subjecri, 231021v7fs Igor!
IlirrEßs is invaluable. -Try it.,
Be sure and get the Genuine.
By Universal Accord,-
of all purgatives for family use. They
are the product of long, laborloUs, and
successfid chemical Investigation,!: and
their extensive use, by physicians in
their practice; and by all civillied
tions, proves '?them the best and most
- effectual purgative that medical
Science can devise. Being purely veg
etable no • harm can arise from' their
. use, and belay , sugar,cOated,. they art,
pleasant to take. In intrinsic value
and curative powers 'no other Pills
can be compared with them; and every
person, knowing their 'virtues, - will
• employ them, wheti needed.' They
keep the -system In perfeCt - Order, anti
maintain - 1n . healthy action - the . whole
machinery of life. Mild, searching and
effectual, they are especially adapted
tq the _needS' of the digestive l apparatus,
(reKingements of which they prevent
,and cure, if timely taken: They are
the best, and - safest physic to employ .
1)r children - and weakened constitu
tions, where a mild but - effectual
cathartic is required. ' •
- For sale , by all druggists.
$200.00 REWARD !'
Will be paid for the detection arid -convic
tion of any person selling or dealing in any
bogus, counterfit Or immitation HOP BlT
rens, especially Bitters or preparation .with
the word Hoe or Hors in their name or
connected therewith, that : is intended to
mislead and cheat the public, or for any
preparation put in any foim, pretending to
be the Same as HOP BrrrEris. The genuine
have cluster of GREEN Hoes (notice this)
printed-on the white label, and are the
purest and bekt medicine on earth, especinly
for Kidney, Liver and Nervous Diseases;
Beware Of - all others, and of all pretended
formulas or receipts of Hor Brrrruits pub
lished in papers or for sale, as they are
frauds and swindles, Whoever deals-in
any but the genuine skill be.prOsecuted.
lior. BrrrEas 4FG. co.,
Sept. 14. 4w 'Rochester, N. Y.
RENEWER is . a scientific combination
of some of : the most powerful restora
tive agents iu the vegetable kingdom.
It restores gray hair to its original
color. It makes the scalp white and
Clean. It cures dandruff - and humors,
and falling-out of the hair. It furnishes
thntritive principle by which the _
hair is nourished and suppoited.
makes the hair moist, soft- and glossy,
and is Unsurpassed as a hair dressing.
It is the most economical- preparation
ever offered to the public, as `its' effects
remain a long time, making . Only an
occasional application necessary. It. is
recommended and used by. eminent
medical imen,_ and officially end - timed by
_State As:Sayer -of , Nassiebitsetts.
The popularity of Ball's' Hair Tienewer
has, increased with the test of ,Many
years, both in this • country Awl in
f3reign lands,, and it is now knoWn anti ,
used in alt the civilized 'countries of
the world.
For sale by all dealers.
T. : 11U I R. &-f)f).'s
The piece to IS% e money b °eying chigp` tit
norms? Mall and Fisaktin 81;reets
Tao) reevicttgllT =nausea to the pea° that
thsy bay* a lug* stack of
?W M. PIED. ;MEAL. OWN; BALI. 11811
• PORK. an . 4 141.0711310 N'S generally.
W. eve also added co oaf stook avarietr of
Woobsti srAtg.i such is BUTT= TUBS.' FIB
• Just meowed i larre.stoik of Rogue. VAS;
Coffees, Eligoee. MOIILBOWS MBE SOAP, t.he
hest in tho market; and other ,roatee , Ol nap
ilyrop and 7111olaseate. !Which tiler offer at for
prices for Crib. ' oct 26 IT
The tide went out— ,
Shining pebbles and shelisthat lay
On the shore, at the beck of the white armed
Went oat with the Ude. •
?tic Ude went out-- •
And a hundred ships asleep on the strand
Sprang tip, and away from the hateful land •
Went but with the Ude. .
• The Moment out—
And a life as sweet as a life nilght he
Drifting stray to the unknown sea, .
Went out with the tide.
• The tide came in—
The pebbles and shells, with the waves' d
Flung bun their arms to the shore again,
Came in with the tide., . ,
The tide came In—
The weary ships from their voyaging,
Laden with' many a Means thing.
Came in with t4O tide.
The tide came tam
But the WA as sweet ass mi ght be.
Came not beet titan the tinkno7n - sea,
Carne not In with the WI.
dmtalmother's box:—and here's Wring,
A little, llasbthg, old-time thing!
= It It could speak, what tun %would be
To hear the tales Iwould tell to tee.
My (Irandnut-Lso people nay_
In auld tang syne was bright and gay
As any maiden of my WI,
And fair her hair and b:uo her eyes.
Pia thinking, yes—l wonder whether,
When she and grandpa pet together,
'Tires then, while both were Lain to linger,
Ile placed this ring upon her linger!
Poor little silent circlet How
Forlorn find Useless you are now,
Amid a neaO of relies here,
You've lain neglected many a year. [i
You Shall be mine for grandma's sake;
And to a modern age awake,
But, tih! It you'Ve im romance true, •
I would not glve t l 14 for you.
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. —Nary D.
Whack ! whack': whisk ! • -
What is that ?" asked 'Mr. Budd.
- Mr. Budd, an American gentleman on a
visit to Eng!an 1. was sketching on the banks
of a pretty stream i in a remote, guar* of
England. Ho •viiis not an artist, but: an
amateur who painted a little, Emig a little,
played a little, and did everything a little.
Putting his' book and penciiil down; -he
yielded to his curiosity, and mounting on
pile.of loose stones, peeped over a. board
fence that separated the garden of aricketly
cottage from the road. -1 •
" Isay," Mr. Budd began„ .aghasti
A-man was beating a woman 1 ,
The woman was taking the blows quietly
enough. The - tears _coursed doxin her
cheeks, but she uttered no .cry.
"I say 1" cried Mad. " Yon stop
that, _will you or ru--1111=4111 call some.
body 1" -
"Yo hold ybtir tongue, yo me r ddlin` Yen.
yo 1" mared the man ; "and don't inter•
tare between mon and woife
Whack! wheek ! Wheal "Fit gie yo
epough while ;I'm about it I"' Whack t
Mr. Budd was not a ",mighty man, !strong
in the arm," but he had pluck, and heshad a
revolver in his-pocket. The next minute he
was on the inside .of the fence. The man
made at him like a furions bull. Mr. Bndd
produced his rei , olfer. The man quailed.
" Are yo goin' to martberdi ?" he asked.
"I'm not sure," said -Mr. Budd. "Stop
beating.tbat woman."
"Oi've a roight,to , bate . her, Hers 'Toy
woife," said the ocAn...
"Nonsense!" said Mr. Budd. "Stud
and nonsense! Has he hurt• you much,
poor soul ?" . .
"" Not more than. commons" the woman
r.. z . 'A, phlegmatically.•
"And she niver desarved itno more," said
the man. "But look, yo (here,. inaister,
sauce yo've tooken a notion to the lass, I'll
sell my,roight to her for a sov'reign. Yo
gie me a sov'reign, an' I'll gie her oop, I
" You'll not bent her nyltnore, eh?"
"Non, r itl noat," replied the man, in
an offended tone. "Pm not one o' thin ae
goes back from a bargain ; no ane can say
that of -oi."
' " Ah, very well then," ,said Mr. Budd;
crisply, "very well. Here's the sovereign;
and here, poor, soul, is a . crown piece for
yon. Good-by. - Now, remember, I've
bought yon
' And Mr. Budd went over the fence again,
picked up his Aetcliing-box And materials,
pnt his book iu his pocket, and as it was
}rioting rather late, - hurried away home?
Such a lov'ely walk, and he had just done
a good deed. The 1:121111 seemed to have a
certain sense of honor, and he had promised
never to beat his• wife again. Mr. Budd
walked au gayly, wondering a little what
peer, cruaching sound that was he heard,
and turning after a while to see if he could
make:oui, what it was. When he turned, he
understood at once'that it was a footstep.
Close behindhim truilged a woman in the
heaviest Pair of sheet! mortal woman . ever
wore. For die ri3s - faie wore a short petti
mat, a big Shawl, ragged at the edges,. anda
Sat crowned hat, with a pipe stuck in its
band. On her arm she carried a bundle tied
up in a square blue checked liner.
As he looked about; she noiltW(l, atuiably,
and said:
"Thank yo koindly; maister."
Ah 1" said Mr: Budd, nodding in return.
"You're the poor woman I—" •
" radi) wamtman y 4!) byed off from 'her
mon," replied the pedestrain.
" Yee; yes," said Mr. Budd ; and you
think he'll keep his promise 'and not beat
"He's got no call to bate, me noo," re.
plied the woman.. " I don't belong 'to he
no more."
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"I suppose you've made tip your mind to
go to your Mends. DI not. live with him, /
think." ,
";pl2l I'll not, bido with him no more,"
said the woman, indignantly.. " I'm a worn-
WWI as does my dooty, and is pions loike ;
And Yo have paid a'suvrin for I, and rd let
no other mon bate I, or order I alxit, only
yo. .A Christen wommtm I am 7 none of
'yor lOight ilyings ma" -
" My good mil, I don't want to beat you,"
said lefl: Budd,. as ho turned' into l a Own
lane and went straight to the farmhouse at
which he had taken , board. Straight she
followed. At the door helurned, holding it
open. •
a.To his surplise she passed in and seated
herself on a great settle, with her bundle on
her knee..
• " it's a nice bideing," she saki, looking
shout the, big brickpaved 'room; with its
high mantle.piece and low begune. "But yo
must tell me a bit what is to be done, and if
you kale porridge to your supper, or_a bit of
fish, and the kin on or otly the patties. -I
know the gentry is curious bike aboot such
things. And yo are rale koind. I lance yo
better than him yon."
64 ghe thinks I have hired her," thought
poor Mr. Budd.
Aloud he said :
"I'm sorry for the mistake, my friend. I
have no work for you. I'm a bachelor." -
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"Tcrillia is &et at passilii , siu) mien&
" long before slits come to pitch
ing, alla Pp good at that44l l4 Pod."
And still she never offerealto move.
Idr. Budd went to the doiw of the kitchen
and calla his bridiady.
draid I've got ewe - kind: of a
mess, Mrs. Wimplin," he 'aid. "I ;think
the good woman in there believes that. I
have hired her as a servant. Wediees %Wu
andeistand each other." , j
"Ab, well, gimlet von" mid ire:
Wimplin. tin see to the *s," and shesp
peered in the "hoasempW
"Are yo seeking a scawkoplace 1".1' talked
the farmer's wife. , t.
"rye no can to seek the kdke,". said the
woman. "rm just bayed:by a new man;
Him yonder." " ‘, ,
"He bayed yo asked the farnier's
wife. ' i•
"Aye, the old moo- `w..--..rtutha'
the woman,:" and yon ellif jog& a notion to.
I and givediee t eavrioWV 4 -lial 'swat a
bargain fair and tame ; both agreed,; so I
followed on. • Where he bidisa must bide,
for rm none your light behaved , folk tat
a Christen wimmun." •
"Yo Bee ho's Merrican, you eyap, and
don't kriow,"iiid the farmer's wife:
"Iferrican or no Menican, a bar,pin is Et
bargain," said the, woman. " , He's 'guyed
and Pm his woife."
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"Good gracious, woman : 5 ' sbriuketj
Budd, "I took no notion to yon. 11
that husband of yours a sovereign 144 to
beat you, arid he promised not to do it.:
That was all. I—l don'tlinint a wife and
we're not married. ktinisters--clerptneu
marry ; lolic . .yoa . know. You can't huy a
wife." .
"Aye; aye, sir," said the laildlady, yen .
can't in 31erryky, but door ht'ie, if at won!
chooses; be may sell his woite; 'lt's an old,
custom.' There's not ksity hoes the loikei
The oldiwoife knowSltitit ways of her Isouj:
And whht way he loikes Ihesses cook 4
best, and yo get used to folk, hu" n9r; guy'
ten one does it, and- the bargait, holds
91, not stand by ,and_see , ---yo — falco' one,
won away from a veoniu, and not giirti her:.
.another, when yo brought her with a sover..
eign and all." I
Mr. Budd - tat down iu a chair
arms indespair. ----- •
Tim abi - sly continued: a ,
!• and put your duds away, lass, and
wash your face and red your ,hair—tor „it,
needs it-and come help get your nion's sup
per,i for you're.noau about it.”
Mr. Budd groaned horribly, and , threw
hiniself about in his chair.
• "I can't say but tpity yo, maister," said
be landlady, _after the woman had tone:
. .
ant ; ••• but yo snoutct loot actors yo 'teap,
and why iver yo bayed a lass noane fair, in
the face, and fond of drink, it's hard to, tell,
but justice is justice, and I mown. my
Cliristendooty."- .
- PoOr Mr. Bred, he saw the Upper made
ready, and be was forced to eat some
i ll it.
His bargain did not think ;of sitting !lOWA
with him, u ho had expected, but stood and
served - him as bis landlady stood and served
her husband at; his mega. Afterward she
retreated to the fireplace, where shn ate her
own portion from a plate on her knee.- To
wash it' down she _applied. to II little black.
bottle which she took from her pocket, and:
which, When uncorked, filled the room with'
the °Sir of old ruin.
" I see why t'other gelled her," said ,the
landlady aside to him, as he etood - beside the
door in a disconsolate maod, which Iled
to thoughts of suicide. "I See why. But
when she gets too much inside of her just!
bate her well. IPS the only way. Ana
won Jain the might to do it."
But poor Mr. Budd could not answer.
Soon his bargain fell asleep over her pistol
and bottle, and having. ` been arottied, • wa s !
escorted up stairs by the landlady ; and
Budd, who had been wondering what ho
could do to escape this dilemma; ,belted
across' the road and up the step si of :the
pretty parsonage that stood beside the great
ceurth like a dwarf beside a giant.
'Fhe clergyman was in his study when' Mr.
Bridd's card was handed to him, and he
knew it to be that of Mrs. Wimplin's Ameri
ban lodger. He bade the servant usher } his
guest in, and assumed a mildly amiable ez•
Pression suitable for the occasion. I ;
What was his astonishment, then, !ben
Instead of entering with a prop'er bow and
smile, his guest appeared pallid and berrorl
stricken, and without any prefam4 flung at
him this question
"Sir ! How do people get married here?"
" they do in other Christian,
comities, sir," replied the clergyman.
I " Yon can't buy a wife for a sove reign
then ?" asked Mr. Budd.
" Sir, is it possible I hear a • person of
your Social position ask such a question ?"
cried the clergyman. " - Do - you dare to
hope tbns,to set aside the him of dod and
, Trani "' ethen ?" cried Ztir. Build. -
"100, sir; certainly hot," replied the
dergyroan., "You can't bring your Amer':
van principles here." 1 -
"I never was so relieved in my life," cried
Mr. Budd. "Then both women are crazy;"
and with this remark he began the true
story 'of his adventure and his bargain..
",You see, sir," - said the clergyman,
" tnere was an old‘tustoin in this part of
England which allowed a man, to sell his
wife for a crown. The country people of
the ignorant classes believe in it still, and, I
regret to say, such transactions do take place
at rare intervals.; Such unions are utterly
Mega!, but I advise you, nevertheless,l to
reeve the place to-night, otherwiseyoimaYbe
hardly dealt with. Breaking a bargairi j 'is
ceudemned by all, and it is very possible
the woman's husband may think it his duty
to set upon you and beat pn. She may
complain to him. It is not, often," he add
ed, "that such a thing happens, for thoie
who buy wives generally keep them ; but a
man was killed, - fifteen years age, for break
ing this w,ife bargain."
"I'm exceedingl y obliged to you for tell
ing me this, sir,"said Mr. Budd. "As I
haven't much luggage with ins I thinle Pit
leave it, and go on to Loudon by the next
train' ."
You had better do so," said the clergy.
man, " else you Will find it hard to get away
at all."
. With a repetition of thanks Mr. Budd
caught his hat and flew to 'the station. ' He
waver returned to that part of England ; but
a letter from the clergyman i informed him'
that several"' stout lads" looled foi him foil,
three king dSys for the purpose of whack,
ing" him for being "oft 11W baigain."—
Mary KikDal4za '
A ILtuntal .LIVELY LEmme. o.—David
Propst, a citizen of ectuover N, C., was
walking thriligh the woods •on his farm
and ' came across a very large snake. He
stopped and watched the movements of
the snake very closely, and shortly the rep
tile formed himself in the shape of a hoop,
striking a very large tree standing near him.
TIM snake died shortly ma also the leaves
of the tree soon began to wither. Mr:
Propst drew the sword of the snake from
the tree and carried it into town to show
for Me Any one can see it that oomes to
Ormover.—Noefom Enterprise.
The story of the Planter who Salk a now'
Lamely Hamden le Camaralet.
Before,the war *bed Stafford, a million.
sire planter, owned two islands off the coast
of Georgia which were noted for the superior
cotton thby produced, the famous Nies Island
variety. On the lager of the two islands
Mr. Stafford lived. He fell in love - with a
creole girl who was one of his slaves, and
married her. , She was iedneatecl and refined
in manners. Six children were the fruit of
the nuariage.. Two boys died An their
youth. Just 'before the breaking cint of the
civil war Stafford, who noted the gathering
clouds, came North and brdhl a magnificent
dwelling among the pastures a few miles
north of New London, on the swelling bank
of the Thames River: Then he returned to
the South, and thence sent Ids wife and
daughters to the Northern home. Here they
were surrounded by every luxury. The in.
terior of ittelionie was vvay fine, and , tie
grounds;were a triumph of the gardener's
skill. Beautiful and rare plants and shrub.
bery j diversified the rolling green of the
lawnic fountains played among mar ble stat
ues, and through the grounds broad gravel
walks wound up to the spacious verandas.
The advent of the beautiful girls in New
London and Groton , was an event that is
still fresh in the memory of Connecticut so
- The_girls received ' a fashionable Northern
education. ' Private tutors '.taught them
French, Italian, music, painting, and the
arts of the ballroom They were reared in
the - most pretentious society, and suitors
were not a few. , One. sister' married Fred.
'Palmer of -New - London, The Anion was
not &happy one, and a separation soon fol.
lowed. Another sister was wedded to Coin.
modore Brady of New. York. , The honey.
moon was passed in Paris, where the bride
shone as a society star4or, a few mend's.
Soon afterward the couple were divorced.
The youngest sister was wearied to a New
York gentleman, and is living happily with
her husband. Adelaideoinother Sister, has
lived during the past eight )years in Paris.
A few months ago she met count Ceinlski,
who is connected with the Idiplomatic ser.
vice of Russib, and about a month ago she
became his - vrife, the nuptials being celebra,
ted in the Church of Notke Mine. She
tent wedding cards to her friends in Groton
and Nevi London, dainty pieces of Paste
board, erfumed, adorned with the regal,
coronet, and bearing the wards in Italian :
!' Count Cybuiski, Paris," The young
wife is' described as tall, lithe, graceful, with
olive.tiuted skin and lustrous eyes. -The
'Count is little, old, withered, and bent, with
la whisk of yellow beard. ' He has taken his
wife to live in the most elegant quarter' of
' Paris. -
Robert Stafford was loyal to the Union.
At one•time the troops of Gen. Joo Hawley,
the Seventh Connecticut Regiment, were
quartered on his plantation. Ho passed his
summers in the North from the year 18G7 to
the year of his death, 1878. Ha bought
property in New London• and Norwich;
which the heirs sell;hold. He :left a will by
which $400,000 was divided , among the
daughters, while the bulk of the property,
several millions of dollars, was divided
among distant relatives. The great emulsion
that he built in Groton remains in treeless
and isolated grandeur among the bleak
pasture lands, and every tourist that jeer.
Heys up the Thames valley i nquires, "Who
is the owner of that splendid place ?" It is
ninny years since a daughter of the creole
slave of the Georgian Islands has • revisited
the mansion.—N. Y. Sun.
41 Word Picture of the Savoy nod It■ Pro.
The Alpine country is spacious enough to
let all leisure England into its playground;
other l nationalities, with the exception of the
German, seem to have no longing for it, anti
there are, as many venturous travelers know,
many charming localities at Which the thrif
ty SWiss or Savoyard innkeeper, has learned
to reeoncile a certain comfort with a mod*,
ate expense, but who has not the art
knowledgereclame of the - and is known in
general Only by his neighbors ; and we who
wandervithobt luggage among the moan.
fain find out many little inns which deservi3
a wider name than they have. Everybody
who passes; by Geneva loOks up to the Sal
eve, a noble outlying spur of the mountains
of Savoy, high enough to furnish us iu the
eatty-Inue with the soldauella and the blue
gentian. It is partially divided by a col into
the great and little Saleves, and on this col
are s3kne Little villages in part devoted to
the summerings of the Genevase, • and the
other 'Sew who have found them, ont-;-:chief
of thd Monier:and monnetier—with it col
lection of little hotels, some converted farm
houses, some ancient hotels, and some more
modern, built fee the purpose. The crown
of the col is occupied by Monnetier, which
lies liooo feet ,above the Sea, and commands,
. •
a vie* on oneeide of the Pays de Vaud, and
on, the other the great chain of }Mont Diane,
whose summit copes up above all interven
ing uPlands. The great plain of Genevit,l
with the blue Leman flecked with sails; the
Arlie; winding its wasteful way down to join
the ithotte, and'now a eilver thread in the
wide and wayivaid bed of gravel of its
springtime fury; the slopes, of jure, with
vino**, grain field and forest rising tier on
tier beyond the ;intone, flowing, southward
through the densely placed homes of. Swiss
prosperity—alr fie at our feet when wo
stand, as we may, On the brink"Pi the almost
sliee precipice Which forms the western side
of the Saleve--4 calm, serenetlandscape,
grand at times, when the • thunderstorms
coma up from the west, and the huge
cumtlli pile up dazzling •and majestic from
behind Jura, and not less so when the col
umna of the gray rain advance from their
rocky fastness down into the valley and bide
the landscape in their veil, till at the break
ing tip the clouds sweep up under our feet
and pass us; over into the valley beyond.'
And the sunsets that one catches when the
sun goes behind the Jnra after
_the storm,
and his broken light floods tho plain with
golden mist, till Jura eclipses hiln, and the
blue; cool twilight melts all things into its
dreatey harmony, are not easily to be for
gotten. And on the other side we get thet
morning sun, and the visitors climb the` hill
above ilennetier to see him come ont of the
gray sky from behind _ tho pale and filmy,
blueuf Mount Blanc, aid see his tight eatchi
in succession the peaks citlhat billowy, bro.'
ken 'country which, descending little by little
to the valley which divides the Saleve from
the inountains of Bonneville, comes down
into;the picturesquely undulating valley 'at
our feet, wherit the Arve again, better • rev. •
fated now, flashes in a few bends under the
light, hinting at melting snow and Lamm
tent; torrents beyond: And in the later day
the "monarch of . European mpuntains",
looms out more splendidly in the silver of
his centuries and the `huge pyramid of the
Mole cuts the dishuwe into_ two parts, each
with its receding valley and, delicate grada
tion" oi distances ono after another, melting,
&whetting, and blending with hints of ra.
vines, gorges,- pre - cipices and cascades—a
wild, bewildering chaos of palm—.
_ Putt Mall Gazitte:
A View et Aburimaii Is Ito atones Vizawe
.L.The wonderful trials of temper izniceed
by matrimony can same ever be known to
an 4utsider. • The provocative power of
tionian o which men think is very considera
ble, becomes many degrees intensified by
rwst of nil , the intimacy of that mode of
life makes het. thoroughly acquaintediwith
all ew: th icuL e y w w r iem po w bita i:urt of
himher most
where to touch a sore place hidden from thel
There 01 no doubt that when" Xantippe l
pitched diockery at the sconce of her hits:,
band, the amenpanied the missiles with jeersi
at the poor man's doctrines.
Mine; it is said, suffered horribly from
the tongue of his helpmate, and we can
tgine her not only hiding his pen;' but ma ~
ing fun of his venues. ,
But thee" a are bleb:stied' aserwheirn: the
battles were of chronic occuience. In real
life, people, when married, do not altogether
bark and bite. There are intervals of se
pose, when the atmosphere is clear and the
mn: shines; or, as it may happen, the
storms are exceptional and the squalls com
paratively rare. Offhand encounters cre
qcently tend to "postpene more serious con
clusions, and the little 'domestic skirmishes,
common to the niairimonial state, 'act as
'safety -valves of energy, which might, wider
strict confinement, burst into disastrous ex
There are numbers of women who would
be quite comfortable if they had nets small
quarrels with their husbands. The smooth
and even tenor of every': day existence, is
broken intetra,,picturesque,!!variety by these
passages. Husbands (especially when new
to their happiness) are often puzzled to
know what makes the angel cross, or, to put
t expressively, "cantankerous."
They ask the cause, but they .are fenced
off until a chance occurs for treading on
their corns and then tho " shindy" begins in
real earnest.
A lady of this, delightful complexion is
completely happy if she can wind np with a
good cry The dear creature dissolves into
tears, and the man feels himself at- once a
brute; , This is her revenge. There is noth
ing now for her husband but;absolute- sub.
mission and a full acknowledgement -of his
being in thnavrong. Aymara has lost tier
ground forever if a pocket-handkerchief ap
plied to her nose fails. Few are stupid
mougli to play this card until their adversa
ry becomes disgusted with the trick; it is
generally kept back until the right time, and
then used with a vengeance.
Thelasdinating hypoeriey of - the sex Is
shown in nothing with such grace as in the.
periods which immediasely ensue after a
- tiff. To the visitor, or the onsual diner,
there is no indication whatever, of the dis
turbance. If a symptom is shoin at all, it
is by the husband, who has not the same
facultyps his wife, of smoothing, his feath:. ;
ers when ruffled. Of Course, this is only in
good society. Amongst other classes it is
not So,simple a thing to-dispose of the visi--
ble tokens of a matrimonial sparring -match.
There are such things s black eyes and
scratched faces. Yet it ' 'may happen that
those of a higher sphere, suffer just as bad
punishnietds as -the less polished • comb&
tants. Inward bleeding is more dangerous
than en open wound. It is a, fact, that all
tiffs contain the possibilities of - offences
which-mm never be forgiven. A:- wild,
kma word amp stick and rankle in a woman'•
heart forever. A man who studies the dis
position Of his wife for the sake of his own
peace must be cautious to mark her foibles
of temper, for the best wives have certain
weaknesses which' it would be unfair, and
rather uncomfortable to ignore. It they
would only discover them to us before mar
riage I But that - is not the .custom; such
frankness would be almost fatal to dui in
Besides, after all, women with tempera'
are more tolerable than women without—
they posseis both action and spirit; while
the tame, equable, colorless creature has
neither. A landscape seen ln perpetual inn
shine or moonshine would be dull : it is a
relief to see,it, for a time at least, stirred
. by
the wind or in the light of a flushed and an
gry sunset, .Is this the teasels why poets so
often marry shrews?
•It is probable that a' lady who becomes
conscious that her - husband is analyzing her
would, out of sheer spite, give him some
, thing to speculate upon of a hard and prac
;-tical description; she would crass his ro
mantic vision on a broomstick, or, worse
again, flit over his brain with a poker. Al
bert Darer, it is thought, was blessed in this
fashion. Vulgar men are not exempt from
these: benefactions in disguise. There is
scarcely any woman who could not be re
duced, by a good system' and discipline, to
an endurable line of conduct. It requires
judgment, coolness, and just • little clever
cruelty. -
Disputes between man and wife, In which
the smoOthing-iron and dishes are employed,
are beyond the cooler region of tiffs.
Happy is it when the tiff only resembles i d
lover's quarrel, and is established by the lady
for the express purpose of a delightful mak
ing up.
On inch occasions, the good husband
L ,
owsibis appreciationiof his luxurious infs.
ry by a box of candy, kisses, and a new
: dress.—Ouis.
A Denver .correspondent 'writes to 'the
Baltimore American : . Almost every man
you meet is the owner o i a . mine, or has
some interest in one, I I
pnerally travel by
day, in the smoking car,* as to meet the
people. I have met all finds, ai3ii ell of
them appear to hive mining on the brain.
I have met the most ordinary looking men
who, have talked learnedli,,to me about all
kinds of ores. aml,wll - 6 - sgenernlly keep a
'supply of spqimens in their pantaloon or
coat pockets ti) exhibit :to you. Yon hear,
the most exbavagaut tales about what they
have found, but as soon as they ascertain
that you are not in pursuit of a mine they
drop you " Eke a hot potato.*; The pros ,
pectors are men who go ont to hunt mines.
Two or three of them go , together. They
go everywhere, and there is no gulch or
stream, no cave or canon, no mountain pass
or peak, that they do not diligently search.
They endure heat, cold, rain, snow, hunger,
and thirst for a find, and when they have
found it, as a general thing, they sell it - for
little or nothing, and their bonanza quickly
evaporates into bad whiskey. They are not
all alike, but - the men who save are the ex
ception. Theele men are mostly young
men. from eighteen to thirty years of age,
but I have met men over sixty who are pros.
Ecosomt is WUXI/ff.—An old Austin
bachelor,'who keeps house, has an old black
housekeeper, who plunders him nrunerci
fully. A few days ago, after looking over
hisi expense account,• he sent for her tuul
said : "Aunt Sukey, I wish you were
white." " Wha--wheNerr does yes want me
to bo white, boss?" - "If you were white
N stop this infernal, rascally stealing, if I
had to marry you to do it."—Taxss 13i ft
, i
Yesterday a man came into The Boomer •
ang office with the air of a luau who is•tired
of this ninth and Wants to wing his way to
at land of forgetfubtess and plunge into thd
'Wham depths of oblivion.' After he had
taken a seat on the tetezztete and hung his
hai,on the eseretoire, t he 'sold :
'kr* a pewspaper man myself- Didn't
know hut" Yon might want a good man on
the stag--somebody to write up the - sad
features aif Lifo and furnish the tearful wail,
as it were: Life is full of woe, and, in my
estimation, every paper should have . a woe
editor. lam well-fitted ter that position,
Anjou will see it I may be elk:fare& to go
on and detail my own experience to you.
" I wait down into Kansas and started a
paper is a small town on the Santa Fo road,
wit& the assurance that I would meet with
thaltordial aid and sympathy of the people
there. 4 1*dalie,t expect'to do a big business,
buki gisianszdadto =a little modest
.pq with patent inside. The first week my
patent inside didn't get there, and I bad to
print that issue on some, paper-bags that I .
got from our leading wr i ter. -This was an
advantage, because his ad. was already
printed on the .first page; and it salved the
wear and tear of display type. Still, the
paper lookedlmager, and did not attract the
attention tha hoped for it. It did not in :
finance the AdminiStration nor boom up the
town as I bad anticipated
"The next week .I wrote up a Man social
party, and gave the name of a young man
who was drunk and frolicsonie, and shot
out the lights. He also shot an old man who
was off' the 'dance.
"I thought_ tho preis ought to be fearless
and outspoken if the occasion required, and
I wrote it up carefully mid, as I thought,
fairly, but the young man came mind the
next day and convinced me that I NM.
wrong. I was avriting a scathing article on`,
agnOsticism when ho came iu .oxl knocked
me under the job press with a chair. I
didn't know him at all, and I thought it-was
rather eccentric for a total stranger, so when
I got up again I told him so. Then he
jammed me into the wood-box, and poured
a keg of ink and a can of coal oil on me
before I could have any nndeistanding with
him. , . .
"Then, he went 'away.'
" That evening he came withsome friends
and bought the good will of the establish•
ment and the whole' office and subscription
list of me. Ho had the advantage of- me
and bought it low. I felt that I was making
a sacrifice, but I was afraid I might not
have another opportunity to sell, so I sold.
The price, of course, was nominal, but
the inducements held out wera . not to be ig
nored. . .
"Jince then I bave - started three papers,
and bad three large and bony-contested
ligbta. My collar.-bone had been broken in
two places, and - my doctor's bills have always
been bigger than! the other-expenses of .the
offiCe.. - 1 The dentist has heel& pulling , teeth
out of my palate) ever since I entered into
the newspaperhusiness. As 'peon as I 'got
so I could see with both eyes, one of them'
bad been closed upon me, and my nose
it different timea,peinted around allover my
"What I want now is. a:chance to work
on some paper inevnito, as I might say, -
:mil where I will be by piyself. I can t A ke.
mist any .current event and tinge it with
sadness. I can give an air of hopeless Mel
ancholy to the occurrences of everyday life
that will make yodr paper known all over
the world. I will admit that this is an Irma
.vation in journalism, perhapi, but it - will
take, I think; and I know that if I can sue.
reed in imbuing'into my, work that settled
air of gloom that I feel your paPer.will win
for itself, in a short time, the name of being
the most, ghastly record of disappointment
and grief-stricken, horror -soaked remorse in
the known world."
e •
The manager sobbed a few times, and
then said, while his voice was .choked with
emotion, that the opaque gloom depart
ment was ably filled at present, and the
stranger went out into the cold; - hard un
sympathizing outer world, taking with him
his leaden iburden of woe and a silk umbrella
that again the haiL—Nye. 3.
When the,railroad was built it took re.
%aired lands from the 'lndians to lurnish - a
passage through their pueblos. • There was
no law to prOvide for a right of tiny tlatugh
haul lands, and the railroad was clearly a
trespasser. To make amends for the intru
sion liidians have free transit on the cars.
They on and off when and where - they
please, but are not allowed inside the pas.
senga coaches. They must ride on freight
cars or on the platforms. The same rule, I
think, prevails on the Union and Central
Pacifio Roads. An Indian perched upon
the lowed step of a passenggi ear as ono ap
proaches the district in which their pueblos
lie is a common sight, and he seems to en
joy the rapid transit very much. He will
watch for the appearance of a White man,
and at once plunging his tawny hand into
his bosom or into his pocket will bring out
a dirty bit of cloth, unroll it carefully, and
exhibit a little stock of bright green tar
quoises for inspection., He will 'charge you
four "bits," or half a dollar, "for a 'sample,
and if you think that too much , will proba
bly accept one "bit," or 10, cents. The
railroad carries Indians free, but not their
freight. The Indian sends .nothing by rail.
Time is of no consequence 'to him, so ho
heaps his goods upon the backs of • his bur.
roa, or " jacks," and thus ` 'carries them to
Santa Fe for male.--Correspondence Troy
Times. -
It's one of the funny thingsof this' world
that notwithstanding the amount of matter
that is published every season abciut the
beauties and natural curiosities_ of Niagara,
writes a correspondent 'of the Philadelphia
News, there are some people just , about ,as
Ignorant now in regard to it as % they would
have beenif newspaper scribes 'bid never
racked their brake; until =almost morning at
tempting to describe the, scene, and 'guide
book compilers had never stolen their work
and palmed it,off on an unsuspecting public
at 50 cents
,a copy. I was admiring the
two corapiettiaxiwa that were visible over
the American falls, which even the haekmen
and old attendants about; the place were
Pointing to With pride, when I heard a
countryman, a genuine north of New York
Yankee, explaining to his best girt how
those rainbowa produced. " Ain't it
wonderful what them leetric fellers ken du,"
he was saying when I fag heard him ;
"why, that rainbow is better nor a natural
one, ain't it ? I'll bet a shillin' you can't
guesschow it's made." Ills best girl evi.
dently, wouldn't risk a " -for the
swain continued : " Why, you see that fel.
ler up there," POinting to a man who was
fixing the carbon on an electric light near
by—" well, that feller has some kind of a
light up there, and'he juste throws It on the
water and notes them rainbows," His beet
girl opened her eyes wide, gazed with ad.
ndration on her learned lover,
gave a twitch
to the yellow strings of her laiztet, and the
two passel on, to caret' bnekio the farm a
tale of ,the wonders that 4 ,` them leottio M.
tars kin du."
* alcear, is ithium'a,
Interesting' Fart• Called frogs Hero amid
tract of 80,000 acres of land has been
purch.ssed in Sumter county, Fla., for a
Tony from , Duluth, Minn.
—The ten saloons in What Cheer, Is,
pay all the taxes of the place: And still they
can niord to do business them
—" What's the man yelling at ?" asked a
fanner of his boy. " Why," chuckled the
youngster, "hp's yelling at .tho top of his
Catholic priest of Brenham, Tex.,
Who denounced w member of his church
from the pulpit as,a horse thief, w as pub.
lily cowhided by the accused.
—Henry Johnson e a colored man at Ober
lin,,Ohip, claims that he was once a - slave of-
Andrew Jacksori;AMAt that be is over one
hundred awl Wile Years old.
—.1.1no)1110 tkatli ~./akinew Jaime
Bunch, of Clark county, has twenty-ihree
children, and Goodin Denton of the Same
county, twenty-one lively progeny.
man near Hartwell„ - Ga., has fire aw
kept alive from the chunk ho bad when_ha
began housekeeping, over forty years . sgo.
The tax on ma es doesn't trouble him.
'--Since the ring of 1880 Memphis,
enn., has paV eight Miles and a half of
streets, built forty toilet of sewers and Lek 1
forty Miles of imbsoli pipes. , -
—" Yon are;weak," said a woman to her
son, who was remonstrating' against her
marrying again. - " Yes, mother," he. re
plied, " , so weak that I. can't' go a step
father." •
—Tho log cabin which Washingtcin used
38 his '.headamitters when a surveyor in
the valley of :Virginia still stands intact
ever the. s'pring-. at Soldiers' Rest, Clarke
—A boy of six and a girl of two at }Bal.
lardvilie, Neb., are mated for marriage by
their parents; who hay° signed an agree.-
ment that the weddinCshall take place in _
tho yearllB97.
• —A man in Lynn, Mass., ;has fsst paid
for a pane of glass which he broke when,
boy,- thirty-two years ago. lie had become
tired of waiting for glass to cheapen.—De.
troit Free Freak
know," said a little girl to her elder
sister's young man at the supper table,
"that yon will join our society for the Oa.
tection_of little birds, because mamma says
yon are, very fond of /arks."
7--Davy Crockettovidl :Thomas Daggett
for security ; bound himself for $1,250 to
governor John Sevier, August '3, 180 G to
marry Polly Finley, according to a record
said to be in existence in Weakly county,
Tenn, -
—lllinois has the greatest railroad mile.
age of any State, and the ywly earnings of
the companies are put at $50,000,000, while
their running expenses are *30,000,000, in.
eluding i42.1,000M0 paid as, wages to : - GO,.
000 men. •
—The reclamation of the Zuyder Zee will
soon begin. A•dike twenty-four and a' half,
miles long is to be made of sand, faCed with,_
clay, and so high that it will be six and a
half feet above the greatest tide leveL The:
undertaking will occupy from seven to ten;;
years and cost about 646,000,000. ,
--Canadian law does not allow a dritggist;
unless he is an M. D., to prescribe oven' for
a sore - thumb; and a daring - Toronto pill
mixer has been fined for giving an ailing
man a dose whieh cured him. The affair
has raised a row, and the newspapers UV
attacking the law right and left.
—The numerous suits for breach of prom.
ise recently instituted against old men hy
young women is having its effect. -"
said an old man in a crowded streetcar yes,,
terday,- "Miss, I'll get up and give you my
seat if you'll swear before all these witnesses
that you don't consider it mi . offer *of mar._
—At a Buffalo grocery the other day a
fine lot of pineapples were receivaff, and 'an
Irishman, Who was passing
,by, saw them
and bought one to take hoine. The nest
day on his way to his work he pointed to the
"pines" again and said to the proprietor.--
" Is them better ailed with salt pork or corn
bale ?" He evidently bad not discovered
the merits of thairnit in which he -had in-
—" Tion't my don owe yon a little bar
bill I" asked Colonel Yerger, as , he emptied
his, ghiss, turning tOt the Austin avenue
salOon keeper, who was — delighted at the
prospebt of the old•nian settling 'up his son's
bilL 4 ' Yes,. he owes me $25. Shall I re..,
ceipt the bill ?"sdie anxious saloon .
keeper. " Well, !but give me a dozen
cigars and add then( on to my son's bill."
-Texas Siftings. L •
—lrc Germany the sofa is the seat of hon
or, and to omit offering it privileges to an
invited guest is to condemn one's self as be
ignorant of the usagetypf ; polite society.
But a gentleman may not sit upon the sofa
to take a seat there uninvited is very pre."
sumptuous, and to ask even an intimate Etc,
quaintance to sit beside her on that sacred
resting place would be highlyindecorous in
a young lady:—/losten Globe.
—Down in the vide, Where the brake ferns
grow rank, she placed her easel and sat down
by it, sketching from nature.
ma'am, is that me you're drawing milling
that cow in the picture ?" " Why, yes, my
little man, but I didn't know you were
looking." "Cox if it's me," continued the
boy, unmindful of the artist's confusion,
'you've - put me on the wrong side of the
cow, and ru get kicked way off the lot."
—lt is remarked that Delaware' negroes
have taxed themselves to the limit of the
law for school purposes; that even , then in
1881 they raised but $(;00 in the whole
State, that '•by private subscriptions they
added $1,200 to, this, and that otherwise
they never had a coat until this year, 'when
the State gives $2,400. ` The negroes in
elude one-sixth of the , total population, but
the State contributes $25,000 for the sup
port of white schools and $71,000 is raised
in other ways. .
"So yon saw my son," said an old gentle.
man to a man who had lust returned from
"Yes; saw him a few weeks ago."
"How is he getting rdoni?"
"I am very glad to b.earit; When he IC ft
Little Rock I was afraid MO he would never
amount to anything." '
" He's settled down to work now. 4
"Is that so? He was always an idle
boy, and I was afraid that he 'Would never
do any work. Has ho gof a steady situa
"Ob, yes; he's got a contract."
"It does vie good to talk to you, air, and
rd Jae for you to take dinner with we.
What kind of work is ho doing ?"
"I think he's learning the carpenter's
trade." •
Thought you said that', be had a COO
He has." •
"Then how =lto bo (earnin g trade?"
"Because he's in tho penitexitiary."—Ar
kansato Traveler. •
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