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(HOLCOMB & TRACY, Publishers.
b-Publhihed Every Thursday,l
AT TOWANDA, PA., BY
HOLCOMB & TRACY,
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Insertion; an i lire cents - per line for allaxtb,.e.
'quent insert Ons. Beading notice sdverti.lag
te n cents per line. Eight lines constitute IL
squire, (mid twelve lines an inch. Auditor's
notices 17-30. ,tdministrator's and Execrator's
notices s2.or. Fearly advertising SUMO per
column. ` : '
Tea lirrinxican is published in the Imo,
Moore and Nobles Block, at the cornerlof Main
and Pine streets, over J. F. Career's Boot and
Shoe store. Its circulation` is over 2000. As en
advertising =Odium it is nrisinened in- tin ars
mediate tlel•1. •
Tniranda B i tisiness Dirac+ ory.
A TTORA EYS-Ar-LAw.,*
(11..EVEL McGOV RN, (E. J. Cleve/and
iVni..ileGorern), Canton. Bradford' County
l'a, AU business entreated to . their care in
Western Brsdford will receive prompt attention.
AlsprB2-ly r 4-4
S HILLIS. attorneys-at-Laii; Olno
over •Powell k Co.
CO. J. N. Office in Wood's Bloch, south
First National Bank, up states. June 12;48
viLißitEE S,SUY (N C Blsbree and L Metric)
Lu Office in Merctir Block. Park St. inayl4,7B
DECK k OVERTON (Den.; Ai Peck, and D A Orwr
tonl. Office over, Hill'• Market
MAXWELL W ' Office over Dayton's Store
- spril 14,76
NITILT..I. ..DBEW. Office in'Mean's Block.
Vv spr 14.76
CARNOCIIAN k }TALL (W T Dater:
J./ W H Caraothan,L M hall
~) Office in rear
1.4 Ward nowt... Entrance op Poplar Si. &ILI'S
vrEfiCC ..iDN/IT A. Solicitor of Patents.
LVL Pc - U.:mar attention paid •to business in
Orpluine . Court and to the settleirdint of estates.
Odlce to hloutanye's Block • , 4949
ff c PFIERSON & YOUXG, (1. McPherson and
ANL W. I. Young.) Office south side of Mercur's
Block.feb l , 7B
ITTILLIAMS, ANGLE h . BUFFINGTON. (H N
Vv WU/in:lts, E J Angle and S D Bellingtos).
Office West side of Main street, two doors north
of Argue office. All business entrusted to their
`care will receive prompt attention. oct 2G,77 ,
TAMES R. AND JOHN CODDI NO , Attor
it/ ueys and Counsellors•at-Law. Ogice in the
Mercur Block, over C. T. Eirby's Drug Store.
Jul/ 3. 'BO tf.
I. EE'4E I , .J. P. Attorne}-at-Law. Ofßce in
31ontanye's Block, Main Street.
MHo3ll*' H, W. H. and E. A.. Attorneys-at
Law: Tifwanda, Pa. Office in '3lercur e plock,
over 0. Y.', Kirby's Drug Store. entrance o sin
street. first stairway north of Post-offi . All
business promptly attended to. Special atten
tion given to claims against ,the United States
or Pensloi.s, BOunties, Patents. etc., and , to
ollections and settlement of decedent's es Mtea.
April 21. iy
HENRY B. M'KEilli t .
TOWANDA, P .k.
solieltor of Patents. Government claims 'at.
- tended to. • rlefebe2
PHrSICAPV3 AND 3CkGEONS
TOHNBON; T. 8., M.D. Oltlce over Dr. H. C
Porters•s Drug Store. - . feb 12,78
NEWTON. Dr.. D. N. F. G. !Office st Dwelling
on River Street. corner Weston St. tab 12,77
H.. 31. D. Oaks lit door above old
bank building, on Main street. Specie, at
tention given to diseases of the throat and
WOODIRTRiq, 8. M., M.D. Odic° and rest
donee. Main street, north ot 31,,Chnrelt
Idedtcal Examiner tnr .Pension Dtrsrtment.
PAYNE. E. D.. M.D. Dace Pine Si.. opposite
Jail. Office hours from 10 to 12 a. m. and
from 2 to 4 P. at. Special attention. given to
Diseases of the Eye, , and Diseases of the Ear.
frIOWNER. H. L., M.D..
11011CLOPAT8IO PHISICUN & SUISGEOL
Residence and office just north of Dr. Corbdn's
Main street. Athena. Ps. ';
HESBY HOUSE. Blain at., next corner south
of Btidge street. New house and new
furniture throughout. • The proprietor 'his
spared neither pains or expense in making his
betel first-class and respectfully solicits a share
Di Public patronage. Heals at all-hours. Terms
reasonable. Large 'Stable , attached•
map it 77 1- trlif _ HENRY.
WATEMiS POST. tiff. 68. 0. A. B. Meets
evety Saturday evening. at AUlitai7 Hall.
OEO. V. MYER, Commander.
J. R. Errrainnz .AcUstatit. - feb 7.79
_._ . .
nRYST. LODGE. N 0.57. Meets at K. of P.
w Hallisvery Monday evening at' 7:30. In
surance 84000. Benefits $3,00 per:week. Aver
age annnarcost, 5 years experience, $ll.
II JESSE MYERS, RePorkr.
E. Pies x, Dictator. feb 22.78
BRADFORD LODGE. NO. 167. I. sO. 0. F. Meet
In Odd Fellow's Ilall.every Monday evening
et . 7 o'clock. Waxily; Mu., Noble Grand.-
norms AND fIIGN PAINTING.
POST,' F. S. No. 32 Second street AU orders
trill receive prompt attention: June 12,75
QUNIIREIANIZA comEoIATE iNsTrruis.
6 . 0 The SPRING TERM win begin lifondan
April 3, 1882. For catalogue or other Infos.
tsation, address or call on the Principal.
EDWD: E. QI7INLAN.
July 19,78" Towanda, Pa.
PLUMBER AND GAS FITTER
tultira AMS, EDWARD. Practical Plumber
• , and Gas Fitter. Place of business in Mer
cer Sleek next door to Journal office opposite
Public Square. Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Repair.
ng Pumps of all kinds, and all kinds of Gearing
romptly attended to. All wanting work in his
no should give him a call. Slily 27,77
DOTSSELL, 0. 8, General insurance Agency.
d ' U Towanda, Ps. Grace in Whitcomb's Book
/tore. July 12,74
And bad One of Ms
'25 CENT DINNERS
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NEW FIRM I NEW IFORE I
I (Formerly-with flondelman.)
HAS OPENED A
N PAT TON'S . BLOCK
With Swarts & Gorden's Store,
Where he keeps a PIILL'Af3SOWMENT or
Gold &Silver Watches
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SPECTACLES, ETC. i
sir His Stock Is an NEW and of the FINEST
QUALITY. Call and see for yourself. •
REPAIRING DONE PROMPTLY.
We keep on hand'eonetantly for builders; ;
Lllfl, HAIR, BRICK, LATE!, •
SRI:NOUS, SASH, DOORS,
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
.• • CHESPEAB NAILS..
WAGON MASER'S SUPPLIES
Fellows, Spokes, Hubbe, Thdls, Poles.
Also A fall line of Shelf sad . Heavy Hardwire, and
• 'it full line' of
Carriages, Platform and ,Ltimber Wagons,
stsaaby as with skilled workmen, and warranted
in every particular. i•
" BEARDSL4Y . & SPALDING, •
Troy, April 27-1 y
BLANK BOOK MAN UFACTITRKR
• PAPER RULER; &a. -
No. 131 Genessee street, '
AU work in his line done well Slid promptly at
Parties baring volumes incomplete will ( be fur:
nisbed with any missing numbers.at cost price.
'-All orderi given to J. J.' Scanlan, Agent for
Bradford County will be promptly executed..ao.
cording to directions. -• I sep.Xtf
* GEO• L. ROSS
• . -
Now occupies the Coruei , Store opposite Dr. H.
C. Porter's Drug Store, ?data Steeet,
with a large stock of
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Mr. Boss Iris mamma STORE ON 131tIDGX STUNT
.1. L. Schoonover Is clerk. 'The two stores are
connected by Telephone. Mr. Bois can now feel
'Waded that he can give the __
BEST GOODS:Fon Tim LEAST MONEY
Ms experience suablei him to select the, best
•goods, which he is bound to sell at a LOW PRICE.
YOU can always get a bargain if you
BUY YOUR GROCERIES AT ROSS'S
All goods delivered in the Borough FREE.
FARMERS will do well to call with, their Produce
and get the CABS. 205pr82.3y.
Neal door to Dr. H C. Pcirier's Drup:Sloi:e
FINE AMERICAN AND SWISS:
J - EWELRYL
STERLING SIiAVER ANP
FINE PLATED. WARE, -
PECTACLII3 & EYE GLASSES,
sr ALL OF AI LL EE BOLD AT THE
' ;FEET LOWEST PRICER,
by att.xparlaacd and compistatt,worksaan.
' • A. N. NELSON
• DIALER IN
FINE GOLD ADD PLATED
of over/ earteiff, sod Bpodo lea. : a ParDeul
atootkos pair to olosolitog, _Lapp is Docks: •
Vourkls Grocory Stors. 111= EDW. Tow=
Main Street, Towanda, Pa:,
ENGSAITING A SPECIALTY.
UTICA. N. Yj
OF THE BEST QUALITY.
Is still to be found at tbeOLD STANDI,
SITU A PULL LINE OF
ritoit a CIEFAPEST:76 ' sm.
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BRQW/(8 .': i '
rlleure dyhearthurn, male
tia, hickey . deer,liver tOmpliiot,
had other wasting diseases: .
enriches the blood and 'unifies the
system; Cures weakness; lack of
energy, etc. Try a lbottle.
is the Only . Ison preparation - that
does not colorthe teeth, and will not
cause headache or constipation. as
other Iron preparations will.
Ladies and all sufferers (mm neu
ralgia, hysteria," and kindred com
platnts, will find it witliout au equal.
Advancing years, care. sickness. Wasp
pointment,. and hereditary pOd•isposi
tion—.all operate to turn the hair gray.
and either of them inclines it to shed
prematurely. AYER'S HAW. 'lrs3on will
restore faded or gray, light or red hair
to a rich brown or deep black, asmay
be desired. It softens and cleanses the
scalp, giving it a healthy action. It
removes and cures dandruff and humors.
By its use falling , hair is checked, and
a_near growth will be prod 'cad In all
cases where the follicles not de
stroyed or the glands d ayed. • Its
effects are beautifully " shown on brushy,
weak, or - sickly hair; - on which a RV
applications wilt produce the gloss and
freshness of youth. Harmless and sure
In It • 'results, it is • incomparable as
a dressing, and is especially valued
for the soft lustre and richness it tone
AYER'S HAM VIOOII is colorless;
contains neither oil nor dye; and will
not soil or color white cambric? yet
it lasts long on the hair. and keeps
it fresh .and vigorogs, iniparting au
agreeable perfinne. •
For sale by all druggists. ••.'
are never imitated or counterfeited. This
is especially true of a family medicine, 64
it is positive proof that the remedy imitated
is of the highestvalue. As soon as it had
been tested aniffprored by, the whole world
that Hop Bitters was the purest, - best and
most valuable family medicine on earth,
many imitations sprung up and began to
steal the notices in which the press and peo
ple of the country had expressed the merits
of 11. 8., and in every way trying to in
duce suffering invalids to use their stnif
anArtrunr en tha
credit and good name of H. B. Many
others started nostrum's put up in similar
style to H. 8., with variously devised names
in' which the word "Hip" or "Hops" were
used in a way to induce people, to believe
' they were the same ae° Hop Bitters. All
such pretended remedies or cures, no mat-.
ter what their style or name , is; and espe
cially those with the word "Hop" or
"Hops" in their name or in any way con
nected with them or their name, are inn
tations or counterfeits. Beware of them.
Touch none of them. Use nothing but
genaine Hop Bitters, with a bunch or clus
ter of green Hops on the white label.
Trust nothing else. Druggiste'and dealers
are warned against dealing inilmitations or
In the Whole History of
No preparation has ever performed such
marvellous cures, or maintained so
wide a reputation, as AYER'S CHERRY
PacronAL, which is recognized as the
world's remedy for_ all diseases of the
throat and lungs. Its long-continued
series of Wonderflil cures in all in
mates has made it universally- known
as a safe and reliable agent to employ.'
Against ordinary colds, which are the
forerunners of more serious disorders,
it acts speedily and surely; always re
lieving suffering, and often saving life.
The, protection it affords, by its timely
use in throat and chest disorders,
makes it an invaluable remedy to be
kept always on hand In every home.
No person can afford tci+be without it,
and those who have once used it never
will. From their knowledge of its
composition - and Aperation, physicians
use the Cm:wry Picronm. extensively
in their practice, and clergymen recom
mend it. It is. absolutely certain• in
its healing effects, and will always
cure where cures are possible.
For sale by , till druggists.
AGENTS! AGENTS! AGENTS!
For GEN. DODGE'S bran' new book, entitled
4 Eeocteaed,K the Wholes Tikklirrbleereasitronestel
&spina.le mane orriodiws. obis bitroductii.
By. Gen. Sherman.
Tbh tue ow& els d oats stibsoihed be by Prwitatsi
Arnim and (Wire Cbtaitt. tad by Got. &am" Gat.
Gnaw. Gee: ',Sitoicks. bah lloaroek. tnd Gulownehat LW.
bust Yrs. Gsw. Owe lwri 1 -' ll is ekt big Usk CO
Wits Lift seer wises: limos Witsr. illdhoestl
*Yip p.fltit hit book issorese oohs. - It LIU ottlyisetbes.
tie soma of our loam trey lay wive&
bay their "loner WA" scent &taw trplaibi tta If b
inlets ugh Galas miis of Mt Author. and tar
isoto bow% Thaws. *watts. Whiosi.Boxiter Bullass.
it., *MAT Podalkibolt let Is the Gnat West as it tools.
ASA dowsosit spow With Woe Zietswisgt sad lamb
Chtosiontithoseash Estes Is le edam trots . phottetaphs
look by the tr.s.oamasmteePresitrforiliisgrest wort.
• *arms: This glad both is wow an
others le to t. analampeaks. Arsbayarasatiman•
ethics day. We want 1000 1111111Careati at asto, Is.
desire etrreaty cod Special nor ohm Otskop Yaw
law 'with talletrecoltra tad Om A list Spethota Thet
sett itsditiewi far s emit !too. Allow Go ads park
L. worraunrcrroSkat a Harman,l7llo. -a
The Bad and Worthless
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ilionmowma or PEQPIA '321*.,,n0' rim AND row Tula PEopix..
, L1. , ).=„4,i,/ 751 f,
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BRApir k . ti.oli
Oh, what wilt you doom , hule
And what old you do, my sweetens •
When trcaum's life shall come to 3rou,
WWI all its grand aunpletoness?
I Canna ten yon,-my tether,dear,
And Indeed I often wonder;
Rs each of the married Mends I know
Iles made a dlstresslng blunder.
You need not marry at all, sweet lt
And you!need not marry, my dear one;
Yet still yon may make that qte OiYntuz
A rotmded,coMplete, and clear one.
No, no. my father. your vrordii are Wrong;
There Still would be something lacking; .
A weary and palatal geese dies
My brain and heart would *racking. -
But it you ahoultmarry, my darling child
My innocent, tender, and glad one,
n I make a mistake, as so many dos
Tour life would be such a sad one.- -
I inink, end I think, my rather dear s '
That true lave Iv never mistaken ; •
heskyrtrs tenses may I)o t unelenl,
Whate 4 er may tall, - my flatter d ea r,
Trtie love Is ever victorious;
And sad and Utter though We maybe,
To live and to love is Motions.
I need not Imo asked you, ray little in!,
Of your wows .i% hope hereafter,
Per I see that your heart is already full
ota woman's tears and laughter.
rm clear discouraged,"
lind as she spoke, , a tear
ride of her nose and plash =1 on her mended
cotton gloves.. Not the spar ing _dewdrop
- of eighteen, but the nose-reddening, discouj
relate, unbecoming tear of eight-and-thirty.
When a pretty girl cries, there is always
plenty of sympathy / Baran Old maid's tears
are regarded with the most apathetic
fei.enee. .1311 i Miss Clat:issa Beanpole moved
her chair a jog closer to that of the middle•
aged weeper, and Miss Patiy Jones said:
"Do tell 1" while Melinda Moore, who did
tailoring and had money in theevinc
ed the liveliest interest, ;
' \ "I always knew ' o was 'ark o d miser,"
said she. .1.,
"After working for - him ,en years, one
would have supposed he might have a little
consideration," remarked Miss I'atty.,
"A dollar a week andhotud am% no price
at all," observed althea BettUpole. ;' "1 told him I couldn't iiva on it, ,
Fanny Fos. '' I asked him for a quarter of
a dollar a week more. And Oeclare, you'd
have thought the world waS .sconting Ito an
• "What did he say, dear??' coaxed Melin
da, who was round and platp an 4 had a
motherly way _with her, elder ly maiden lady
that she was.
•• tie said he could get plenty to keep
house for bun at Seventy five cents s' week,
and that there wasn't hardly "anAliing to
do!" answered' Fanny. "I wonder if, he
calls washing and ironing for him and his
feta' boys nothing ? . And baking and pick
ling, and softLsoap making, and "pang and
fall cleaning; and patching aid mending,
and Cooking far Out biroa- man, and
making, and the Care of three cows and for
ty fowls!" ' •
",Ridiculous!" cried the three others in
"He said that Clarissa Beanpole would be
glad to come and keep house for him on
those terms," resumed Miss Fox.
"rd like to see 'Myself at it," remarked -
Clarissa with emphasis,.
"And he said that now trade was dull, he
passed likely Melinda Moore would take
the place," added Pam.
"Mould she, indeed?" said Miss Moore,
"Besides saying that Patty tones was out
of a place now, and would may be come for
her board 1"
"Let him just try it, that's all," mid
Patty. "I guess I've two hundred dollars
at interest, and eanlifford to take my ease a
little while, if I am oa eld maid 1"
" And so he wound up," sighed Fanny,
"by telling me, square up and down, that
he didn't need my services any Mere: - And
here I am, with winter coming on, and not a
thing to do !"
- otris,••• said Miss Melinda, "let's an
strike for a dollar and a quarter a week,'
Let's show Squire Finley that help ain't to
be had for nothing !"
"A dollar and a quarter a tweeir," said
Clarissa Beanpole, " and Fanny Fox to have
the first *I.IICO to go back to Finley Farm
on those terms. Agreed !"
And thus was organized the great strike
at Corntown, among the independent young
women who condescended to help the over
worked wives and families of the farmers of
the neighborhood. Every one hated Squire
Finley ; he was s rich, arrogant, miserly old
magnate, who ground every one down to the
lowest possible point, and counted the very
beans that went into the baing-paa of a
Saturday night,—and every one avowed
Fanny Fox's cause with energy. 'iSo that
Squire Finley and his four awkinrd. half:
grown sons found themselves, all of a sud
den, entirely dependent on their ' t oirn czar.
Now the equireliked good eating and drink
ing, arid he dial like to see everything in
disorder around him. It was repellent to
his soul to have to make his own bed at
eight after he came up weary and' drowsy
with, the day's labors.-
.The four lads were
stupid and idle—there was nobody to mend
the zigzag rent . in his coat-ideeve, made by
the ineffectual effort to catch the turkey-hens
who would Persist in roosting 'up in the ap
ple-tree, instead of going mmbly into the
fowl-house as they had beeiwont to do in
Miss Fanny Fox's tranquil reign,' and he
forgot to wind the clock in' the 'kitchen so
that nobody knew when It was time to get
up in the morning.'
"There's no use," said Squire Finley. "
can't live so, I'll have to hire a girl!"
He harnessed up the horse and drove in
to Corntowi to see Melinda Moore
"Eh 1" - said Melinda, with her hand back
of her ear. "Keep house for you? ' "Wht,
where's Miss Fox?" 'f 7
." We couldn't agree as to terms," said the
.quire, a little shsmefacedly. "I'm
to pay a good stirring 'woman as much as
seventy-five cents a week, if—" ; '
"fieventy.tive'cents a week eh,* ech.
oed Melinda Moore. " And I wouldn't do a
stroke 6 , work for the • readdent Mona
- abostrof • doges and planer_
"lhen there ain't' no use'talking,* said
the 'squire,. sitambling up once inoie into
his wagon. "A dollar and a quarteri is
folks gone mad? I 'know of plenty, I can
get for fifty cents." '
"Well, you'd better try_ it," said Melinda,
as the stood at the door and watched him
He went straight to the rcsidence of Path
ty Jones, who had the northern of being
"a dreadful istomitwinker." -
"Mho' Ames," said be, with a degree
More of humility than be bad evinced to.
wad Melinda Moore, "rm in sew& "of a
casefulboosekeeper to take chose of my
"Mat &Is PO' ?" detiiibutalllas est*
who was paring quineesOr marmalade.
"A delta a week* asailqedre Finley.
"Noy Pudoleft" 1 5 1 4401. "That'll
shoutian wager. No k who respects
herself will out for that.:" Besides, I've
half promised 'Mr. Benajeli Gilbertson to
keep house for him. Toi've toot many
boys into the bergain. Ikla is a dreadful
nuisance!" - =
%thy* ft word of argument, Squire Fin
ley once more entered his wagon and 'done
away, muttering to himself:
" What is this World coming to Actually
turning up their notices! a &Bar a week?"
But for all that, he windy resolved to
advance tyska and tarn cents a week on
his next offei, For he had la very distinct
and by no moans an agreeable rememliance
of the sticky hasty-pudslitirtstlle at home,
the dwindling stock of eleaulhunr, the an.
swept rcescorched steaks, and Inualdy,
coffee that : 61 to hifirnalFuline sPit
tam of pin& •
WOWS. 4—sl* Vnitellt*fVoo4. l. 4 l ol
'ailidiolirtiC,V. 4- ` int they item woman?
about a ,ho use . There - was Abel forgot to
feed the turkeys last night, and Jabex loft
the tea-kttle over the Sre until the bottom
burned oOt, and Moses fed two silver spoons
to the pig, and Philo hain't an faculty to
peel potatoes in a satin' val. And Fanny
Fox used to see to all these things, and nev
er made ony fuss about it, neither. I de
clare. if it wasn't for swatterin' my own
words rd ask Fanny Fox to come back at a
dollar and twelve and a half cents a week.
But I'm too proud to go back on my own
Clarispit Beanpole was the next" 'string to
Squire Finley's bow.
"She'll come," said the Squire. " She's
plainer'n a hedge-fence, and -old into the
baigain. She can't do the work that Fanny
Fox did, but she'll be better than nobody, I
guess." 1 1
He explained hisprvicament to Miss
Bea l upole as lucidly as he amid.
"1 3 `rnps you'll suit me," said he,
can come at once !"
'd Fanny Fox.
, lied down the
"I don't, know about coming," said Cla
rissa. "I've promised Mrs. . Deacon Drum
to go there and lend a hand with. the .iptllt
ingl" . • •
"But l'need you more than Mrs. Drum,"
- pleaded &iuire Finley. "And willing
to pay a dollar-a week!" •
IFiss Beanpole shook her head.,
gasped the squiril, "ru say,
teein' it's you, a deillaiand twelve and a half
"I shan't go out to work nowhere ender
a dollar and a half a week," valiantly de
clared Miss Clarissa, improving on the origi,
nal platform. 1
"Lando' Goshen shouted the squire'
.-J 4 You're all in a conspiracy together! I'll
go back to Fanny Fox, and tell her to comp
on her own terms. That's the only thisig
left for me to do."
Fanny Fpx was helping Dr. Grimsted's
daughter Mean peaches in the light, pleas
antkitchen of the Grimsted house; as Squire
Finley's wagon rattled up to the door. She
looked up in amazement.
"Why, Squire Finley," said she, "what
can have brought you here?"
" It's you, tmny," said the squire, finis.
toty. "X-mug, juu 16.i.h. era 1:.,'..a.
arter things. Everything is at sixes and
seven& I'll give you a dollar and a quarter
a week, cheerful!"
"Oh, I couldn't come back, possibly,'
said Fanny, standing with a ladleful of
peaches suspended over a glass jar. ." I've
other pans, Squire Finley." '
The squire opened and shut his mouth,
making'feeble gasps like an elderly fish, end
- then spoke out, i with an effort: '
"New, look here; Fanny ! If you'll come
back, Flt make you , Mrs. Finley. There !
Now ! I want a capable woman about the
place, and Fm willin' to make a pretty con.
rdderable sacrifice to secure one."
"Fm much obliged to you," said Fanny
Fox, carefully ladling in the ,peaches, so as
not to waste a drop of syrup. "But I don't
care to accept your offer.", . •
"Eh ?" said the squire, incredulous of his
ears. " Don't care to accept, it ? And
Why ?" -
" Well, one reason—and perhaps the
best," said Fanny, laying down the ladle,
"is dint I'm to be married to Dr. Grimsted
next week." I
• Th e aw a r e amid tumor souther -word, but
jumped into his wagon and sped himi home.
And the next day he proposed to the Widow
Wagstaff, o woman with high eheel4bones,
will like gotta-percha, and a red not e.
"I can't afford to pay fancy wages," said
he, despairingly; ."and I must have a house
And the former Widow Wagstaff kept not
only the Wait., but hiM, in regular military
discipline, ever after.: ,
While Clarissa Beanpole, Melinda Moore,
and Patty 'Jones,Of clime to the wedding of.
Fanny Fox, and exulted , greatly over the
triumphant termination . .of their great
" There are times," said they; " whin it
becomes every woman's duty toinn • dicate
herself, as well as the lest of the sex I"
ightley Browne,-; •
A ZUNI COURTSHIP.
There were two unmarried members of
the house; a nephew and an adopted girl.
The nephew was an - overgrown, heavy
faced,' thick lipped, yellow-haired, blne.qed
blonde,—a specimen of .the tribal albinism,
a dandy, and the darling of the white-haired
".Old Ten." Ono day, after I had preeent,
edthe latter with a pane of rained negative
glass, she ventured to compare her favorite
with_ me. My flattering aehnewledgemente
of this comPlintent made decided winnings
of the old woman's hitherto restrained affec
tions. The governor spared - his youth no
more than the others. With characteristic
irony, he called him "The Pitsffy Milkman,"
or "The Night Bird," the latter term refer
ring to his eyes; "which," the, governor
,added, fl wiggled tile those of
en owl, in strong stialight." The maiden
was jolly, pretty, fend coquettishthe belle
of "Riverside street." Her lovers, were
Ina zw, but soon, of the long row who waited
under the moonlit eves, only one was ad,
mitted—the governor's, younger brother, my
sympathetic friend. There was but one
robin in the house in which the two could'
hOpe to be left to themselves—mine. Sere
they came night after night. They paid no
attention to the lonely Ate EH; in .his !am
mo& but sat opposite in
,the darkeners on
-the-low adobe bench,lhonr after hoar, strait-
In each other's hands, giggling and cooing
in low tones just lice so many of my own
people of the same age, only in a different
language.. An occasional smack, followod,
by feminine; indignation, taught_ _me the
meaning of "Stop that!" in Zuni, ; and the
peculiarities of the Potable kiss. If the
blisdul pair remained too late, thislab door
would rumble on ibs 'wooden tinges, and the
governor, precedria lty a lighted , torch -of
cedar eidintei would Ito* And, as near
321 I could make out, rats the young man
soundly tar his wan of respect tothe Wash.
*toms MaLlanta, whereupon the pair
would vanish, the maiden *Ohm and the
young man .l 'ran* - Win;
THE HIGHEST TRIHHHAL.
Dem:tripslca e i f a SCOSIOO of the Supreme.
In the Ceniury Magazine, E. V. Smalley
mitre of "The Supreme Court of the Cal
tod States "in an admirably instructive and
entertaining manner, and the portraite and
ebaractersketches of the coast in session
finely supplement the text. The formality
of opening the court ill described as fol
When o'clock conies, there are per
baps alien lawyers sitting at the tablet
within the bar, and a score. of , spectators
waiting on the crimson plush sobst -for the
unlit to open. A mete of silk is heard
from the open door leading to the retiring
rooms. At the other slide of the chamber
Bits a young, map at a desk, who has. been
listening for a few minutes for that. soma
fie rises, and announces in a clear . voice :
"The Honorable the Chieflinstice and As
sociatts of the . Eltipreme "Court of thi
, I #o4AtAtimic. n ,--„ILUTIV.O 3 }-*kirt:
- spectators all get up on gt.
rustling sound approaches, and there enters
a procession of 111.120 dignified old men, clad
in „black silk gowns that reach almost to
their feet, with wide - sleeves, and Biopic
skirts. ' At the head walks the Chief-Jus
tice, and the others follow in the order of
their length of service in the court. -They
stand a moment in front of their chairs, and
all bow at once to the bar. The lawyers re
turn the salute ; then the judges sit down,
the Associates being careful, however, not
to occupy their chairs before the Chief-Jus
tice is settled in his., Now the young man,
who is the crier, exclaims, in a monotonous
fashion: , •
. "Oyez;; oyei r oyez! All persons hay.
ing business before tho Honorable Supreme
Court of the United States are admonished
to draw near and give their attention, for
the court is now sitting: God . save thd
United States and this Honorable cuurt 1"
Business begins promptly and is dia.
patched rapidly. First, motions nro heard,
then the docket is takgn up. The - Chief.
Justice calls the case in order in 'a quiet
tone, and a lawyer is on the floor making
an 'argument, while yOu are still expecting
that there will . be some farther formality
attending the opening of so august a 'tribu
" If you
The proceedings are impressive only from
their simplicity. Usually the argulents of
counsel are delivered in low, conversational
tones.. Often the 'rages interrupt'; to ask
questions. In patent cases, models ,of ma
chinery are frequently used to illustrate an
argument, and are - handed to. the judges,
for examination, - or a blackboard is lased for
diagratns. Were it not for the gray hair
and black gowns of the judges, you might
almost imagine at times that the gentleman
at the blackboard, with craycin in hand, was
a college professor lecturing to a class. ' Or
pr , may happen in when a laWyer in charge
of a cue is leaning over the long desk in
front of the judges, holding a conversation
with one of them on some intricate point
•in a mechanical device, and you would
' hardly think that the court was in se ssion
and that the ' conversation was the plea in a
patent case involving perhaps. a million of
The bench has long been only a-tradition
m all uur young% riM.l. jumilua ut Um" ou
premo Court has a chair to suit his•own no.
lions of what constitutes a comfortable seat.
Some of the chairs have high backs :to rest
the heaa,'some have low backs; some have
horse•laair cushions, some velvet, some no
cushions itt all. ChietJustice Waite sits in
the micldle of the row. •
CLERKS IN THE OLD COUNTRY.
Talking of Business in mercantile 'circles,
writes a Carlish', Scotland, correspondent of
the Chicago New, here there is observable
a . pomposity and regard for appearances
that is nuknown in Chicagot Appearance
s, everything ; if n clerk reads the paper in
tire office he is pounced on—it don't look
cell; if a man has no work to do for awhile
he must pretend to do something ; it don't
took well for customers to come in and see a
man doing nothing. It is not good form to
have anything newfangled around, conse
quently newly-invented office appliances are
religiously tabooed. The head of the house
has his blotting-pad arrayed on his desk ex
actly square, each pen and pencil in its
place, and every book' in its own allotted
corner. Woe to the office boy if a speck of
lust is discovered' on any object; he ie
called up, shivering in his, boots, and just
rebuke administered ' unto him. Salaries
here are enormous. A real live 'assistant
book-keeperor invoice clerk, of twenty.three
or thereabouts can earn say $2 50 a week,
but such cases are rare ; $1 73 is the nand
lgure at, which this Sort of cattle can be
aired. A well.edticated youth," which is
what they, dvertise for, when they want a
smart yotinixtran who won't mind doing an
office boy's work, generally gets $1 or $1 50
a week. I was a "well-educated youth"
once, just after I left school: I entered the
office of a very large printing establishment.
I kept the wage books, siioto bills and' let
ters, took charge of orders, and docked the
girls when they came in late.. Occasionally
I lighted the fires and swept the- floor. For
all this I got $1 25 every Friday ; the usual
remuneration for beginners is $l. a week,
but they 'gave, me "five bob " ,because I
wore apair of kid gloves,when I made my
application.' Apropos of salaries—a- certain
Carlisle, young man, nine years ago„' en
tered a law house in The City as their otlice
boy or, scrub-about, receiving set enty-five
cents niekly, as a starter. He worked r him.
f eel( up steadily until a tow months', ago,
`when be was holding a position as second
book-keeper, at $5 50 a week. He had
beeri itareceipt of this sum for the putt year,,
when he &Ought it was about time' to ash
for another rise. 'Doiag so, he ,was advised
by his employers not to bo in too rig a hur
ry to get rich. Making an incautious re
joinder, he was by them instantaneously
THE NEW YORK SOCIETY GIRL.
The popular idea of a girl in society
seems to incline to the belief that she leads
a gay, butterfly existence ; flitting from ball
to opera, theatre, and " high tea ;" riding
and driving, with no thought of the morrow
save what new pleasure it may bring forth;
toiling not nor spinning. - But the . New
York society girl is of . ; a different genus.
Although emancipated, Perhaps for several
yeari from the school.romn. her studiee
go forward. She has lessons in German,
French, and other languages, in elocution,
music,-art, and other specialties. She
to " mamma " (accent on the last syllable,
please). She belongs to various charitable
societies, visits the poor. is thoughtful for
the comforts and rigida of others, and hat
her day full of duties. She plans early in
the Fell, and usually before she' returns to
the Oft just what occupations she ' will re.
same hit the Winter, selects the days end;
homi for each, And then Ives up to her plan'
through the season,. unless int e rrupted bar
sickriees or other unforeseen circumatancet.
While there is not so much talk of "cul
lure" as the Boston girl indulges in, there is
enough of the real article to give cause for
jamb:may on the pizt of the ;" Hub " city. -
Correspondence of the Courier-Journal.
Carless Facts About the Reptile—How if
Slit& It. Ski..
Many_peopla have been taught to believe
that the serpent is a good emblem of cirti
ning and miaow. We are averse to the
idea, for the skullis'small and the brain' is
also small and imperfectly. developed. The
mouth is in every case merely a prehensile
instrument, and not a killing or wounding
one, for, although the stroke of the poison
fang of a serpentla often of the most deadly
character, it is only so through the poison
which it discharges. The teeth of impinge
are adapted for *icing and holding, but
not for ,dividing or braising, and conic
quently the animals belonging to this order
swallow :their prey who!" What is_ *till
snore extraordinary, s they !lappet be induced
by the Most urgent sensations of prolonged
hunger to feed on anything that does not '
give theta an .-indication of being alive.
They 128V43r,imiler any clircrunstatiow feed
.41)(4.00.044451,0 1 9:1*.A54 11 4-th e l..-
The powers of &Emotion are Oil 44 lilt
one meal, in many cases, serves for weeks,
' at even for-months. Nothing in scientific
carpentry is to be compared with the Con
struction of the under jaw, articulatiie . with
the upper one, so aa to allow the openiog_
into the gullet to receive a mass nearly:
twenty times the diameter of the tube doer*
which it is to pass into -the stornach.t All
the venomous species bring forth their
young alive, in consequence of the egg' be
ing hatched internally_ : =before it: is laid,
whence their general name of vipers, a con
traction, of rivipares. The surface of the
brain of serpents is nearly smooth and with
out sinuosities- of circumvolutions. , Their
organs of touch, taste, smell and bearing
apPear, to . be dull, if not - defective, while
those of sight are sufficiently acute. Ser
pents in this climate shed their skins an
nually. In tropical regions many' of them
pass through that curious, desquamating
process oftener. Instinctively feeling the
approaches of the period, they seem to be ,
less inclined fOr food, and apparently shrink
into smaller dimensions fora few days, till
the change from an old covering to a new,
brilliant one is completed. The skin first
peels off slightly within the margin .of the
jaws, at the union ot that tissue with the
mucous membrane. It gradually inclines to
roll outwardly. When'at that stage the ser. ,
.pent maker. a coil of its liody,(through which
it forces its bead against the resisting mns.
culer coti l tnictions. It is literally squeezing
the head through. After an effort there, is a
short periiid of rest, when the thrusting
movement is repented. Each time the
loosened skin is rolled back further, being
inside out, like taking off a stocking. The
most active'movement is when it covers the
eyes. The reptile then makes extra ezer
tions to liherate those essential owns.
Thus, by degrees, small harmless snakes, up
to the huge African python, boa constrict
ors of monstrous dimensions, and anacondas
'thirty and iorty feet in length, are subjected
to the same law. Usually, if not disturbed
by enemies,-the skin comes off entirely
whole, but inside out. Even the conjnno.
tive, the first tunic et the eye, is also de.
tached ; and, therefore, showing the com
mon skin to be as transparent as glass in
crossing the optical 'apparatus, After being
!ha mit . tirtar assexibsd. • they
manifest remarkable activity, and are ready
for the first animal in their wake, if not din.
propOrtioned to their own size. Sexpenti
can creep, leap, glide, dart, bound, grasp,
swim, dive, suspend themselves 'and erect
.hemselvea— Troy Times. •
ARTICLES LEFT AT A HOTEL.
"Ihd yon ever see a more raiscelhmeous
collection ?" said a eke!: in one of the lead.
ing hotels to a reporter of the Cleveland
Ilerala recently. as the fanner was search:
ing in a drawer for some articles. "These
left in the house: from time
to time by negligent guests and have never
been called for, although the majority of
things left are asked for."
" Here," continued the clerk, holding up
a revolver, "is something - with which we
can shoot a man if he doesn't behave him
self, you know. Prom -this old Bible,
which; no doubt, was left by some pious
guest end never wised, can be read the last
sul rites, but I am sorry to my we would
have to go to an undertaker for a coffin in
which to bury the rascally fellow whom we,
are going to shoot, for no one seems to him'''.
so far forgotten himself as to leave that as.,
tide of which we all need one. We might,
however, resort to a trunk in case of neces.
illy. Here we have," said the clerk, count
ing out, "one, two, three, four five
pairs of spectacles and eyeglasses. This is
a pretty good pair, you see, being gold
bound. No doubt some old gent has
mourned their loss considerably and won
dered where on earth he could have lost
them. Then we have tlne.tooth combs and
fancy slippers and face powder boxes left by
some fair, blooming dameel. Now, what do
you suppose I have got ?" added he, taking
up some article which he concealed is his
hand, and, smiling, waited for the look' of
astonishment . which he expected .tmtdd come
over 'the reporter's facei as he diialosed a set
of false teeth. "These were without doubt
loft-after the owner had eaten. dinner."
There were knives, bottles (empty), hand
kerchiefs, pencils, keys—nearly , everything
The misers of New York City, sari a wri
ter in the Rochester Democrat and Chroni.
de, have been chiefly among the lower class
ea, and a number of cases have occurred
where aftiii death amid great destitution
large some of money have sometimes been
discovered. The rag-picker, Samuel Leach
for instance, wak found dead in a miserable
attic. A barrel of diity rags stood in the
corner of the room, in which several hun
dred dollars , in currency were concialed, and
also two bardc books. Tho entire estate
proved to be 015,000, but the dead chiffo
nier had for many years lived like a pauper.
The most remarkable instance, however,
was that of John Lewis, reminding one of
John Lewis previously mentioned, who
bequeathed $1,000,000 to our Government.
This was the largest sum over gathered by a
New York miser, and it was also the largest
legacy our nation ever received. Lewis was
an old man, and began his parsimonious
habits early in life. He was at one time an
engraver and had-a shop near Wall. street,
but he afterwards retired to Jersey City,
where b lived in seclusion and penury until
at death his savings had reached the above
mentioned amount. He was unmarried,
and as hi hated his kindred, he bequeathed
hie money to the Government. This, how.
aver, is not the only instance in which the
miser has benefited the piddle weal. The
Roosevelt Haspital is due to a similar cause.
'George Mx:sevelt inherited an:estate to which
he gave his whole attention through life.
Be was a cripple and never married. His
love of money increased rapidly, and at last
it became a ruling passion. For many Years
he never left hie room, and all his pleasure
was hi winding his gains. As arca* in such
easie r he hated his relatives, and wlten death
drew as he bequeathed his thorn for the
hospital which bears his name, - and which
is a very valuable institution.
THE TWO FLEETS.
The sun was bright, and the sea was bland,
And the thlailaneed In as merrily,
When a sallonsished his boat from the sand;
And the waves kept trme with his homely glee,
For the sailor hummed, "Tyro fleets there be:
And ono sells over the sun.Ut waves,
And one lies under the sombre tea."
The mitres bland, and the sun was bright,
And a Waring wind blew fresh and tree,
And the less'ning sail disappeared from sight; •
But the odd refrain still remained with me
Which the sailor sang—" Two fleets there be
And one sails over the sun-lit waves',
And one Ws under the sombre sea."
The tide danced out with the freight it bore;
Ah, the tide came back soon smilingly,
But - the sailors' boat never touched the shore ;-
Aik I 04 to myself, for I can not flee
-- Fveri the haunting strain; Two fleets there
And one sails aver the stagit waves,
And one des under the somas! sea."
An one b 7 one. tram the !Maw world
The fleet sells down to the dirinal
Totimfleet where every sell Is tutted:
And SW ltig lM hAldited% keepi MoeNikalle to the IMadhorw.het-
Abd ose sidlernerthe ass4t
And one lies under the sombre am"
Bo a little while and be who sings
Shall hum no more Ins wags to thee;
So they who watch his =Nat wings
- Shall bear, Wchance, when they can not see
The Lps wile stag; •Two Deets there be :
/tad One tells over the BMWS waves,
AM one use under the sombre sea." °
- —"gene Bolles, is thirpers MagazMe.
THE BASIN OF THE COLUMBIA.
firm Industries In the Treeless Regina of
Eastern Oregon and Washington.
Vptil a few years since stock-raising' was
',hdi principal irulastry of the great treeless
regiou,of Eastern Oregon.and - Washington ;
rut it • has now been demonstrated that.
wheat of the best quality can be surely and
mersaftdly grown °vela large area of • the
usuiltrY, and that, too, as cheaply as any.
where in the world, The bench-grass, an-
Ince the pMirie-grass of the Western States,
?owls no sod or turf, does Inot need " break
and the first ploughing• will produce a
We ask if it is profitableD ' Hitherto trans- '
Portation charges consequent upon the
many handlings at the different portages
have not left much margin of profit to the
producer. The Columbia, open on a tidal
level from the o c ean' e the Cascades, is there
obstructed by • the first cataract, a fa of
twenty-five or thirty feet, which is passed by
a railroad pqrtago of six miles, necessitating
the handling of grain twice, from boat to
car. Another stretch of river Teaches to the
Danes, the second cataract, passed by a rail
portage fifteen miles long, requiring again
:the twice hatallin of 'grain' , inaking;;With
:the transfer at eich,end from. warehons:' e to
ship. at least six Imndlings. The expense
if these =mamas transshipments is being
rapidly reduced. The Oregon Railway and.
Navigation Company , have already com
pleted a :line of rails from the Danes to
Walla Walla, and:are constructing feeders in
all directionp fromlho main artery to tap
the grain-growing country. They are . also
rapidly` from the Dallas down to
the eWL 4 PD
. and preparing their line from
the latter place down the river to Portland.
The Northern Pacific are - also pushing with
great energy their continental line from the
mouth of Snake Elver' eastward toward Lake
Pea Oreille and the pass of the Bitter Red
%fountain& - The- great need of. all new
countries, the railroad, Will !misapply the
rapid transportation of all that a new coun
try wants, Transportation charges have al
ready been reduced where railroad connec
tions have cheapened the handling, - and the
wile% farming and grain.growing interest
has brightened tip at the encouraging pros
pects df the near future. One is astonished
to see the immense numbers of farming and
harvesting implements and machinery, is aD
their glory of fresh red and green' paint,
crowding the boats and trains on their way
to the front of civilization.
And yet this country has barely been
wrested from the control of the Indian, and
ha still makes spasmodic attempts to cheik
the overpowering flood. whites. Let us
not suppose that all the advantages are on
the side of the farmer, . for there are some
irawbacka and disadvantages which prevent
a man frail being an optimist . To enumer.
ate some of these, we will find that water is
not abundant, and often of poor quality,
and the absence of forest growth makes
The winds blow with great force in the
summer month's, and carry cloOds of sand
•and and flying thrOugh the air. The nights
l i on the highest lands are cool. and acandonli
frosts are liable to 'occur. Nothing,. how.
ever, seems to prevent the growth of wheat
one season's crop often taxing the carryini
capacity of boats'and trains to the utmost.—
Cleveland Rockwell in. Hatyer's Magazine
THE GRAVE OP BRIGHAM YOUNG.
They my that Brigham Young's' grave is
looking aebare and desolate_ as a boulevard
now. Ai_f 4 irst, while her l g ri ef was - fresh,
his widow used- to - march out there flat
abreast, and just naturally deluge the grave
with scalding tears, and at that time the
green grass grew luxuriantly, and the pig
weed waved ii the soft Summer ale ; but is
she learned to control here motions the hu
saidity of the atmosphere disappeared, and
grief's grand irrigation failed to , give down.
We should learn from this that the man
`who flatters himself that in marrying .a
whole precinct during life he is pulling up
for the future a grge invoice of ungovern
able woe is liable to get left. The Prophet's
tomb looks to-day,like a deserted gaga
wallow, while his widow has dried her tears
and is trying to make a mash on the Utah '
Commission. Such is Die in the far West,
%tut such the Siting resting place of a red
headed old galvanised Prophet:who marries
I squint-eyed fly up the creek and afterward
gets a special revelation requiring him to
many a female mass Meeting. Let us be
thankful for what we Piave instead of yearn-
ing for a great wealth of wife. Then the life
insurance will not have to he scattered so,
be ' ' ed the humi li at
and our friends will-
lug spectacle of a beret ii !Avowing herd
of widow, turn loose b f
the cold hand of
death to monkey ' ' b.- 7 43171 Wild.'
SAVED THE WRONG MAN.
' That good old Bible and pistol story seeini
to be having a new boom • and it is
with the utmost reluctance that we aim a
blow at the venerable tradition by the fol
lowing cold statement of facts : It seems
that a young Deadwood City miner named
Region was hi the habit of frequently read.
ing from a hymn book, the gift of his moth.'
er, and which he invariably , carried in' the
breast Packet of his coat. 0/342 day last
week ; while said garment was hanging on a
bush at a little distance, a party !amines to
readers as the typical bold, bad ran, came
by, appropriated the coat, and impudently
put it on at once. As it contained all the
exemplary youth's money, as well as the
hymn book in question, a tight was inevita.
ble, and both men Opened Are without lose
of time.' The bullet that should have killed
the thief lodged Witte hymnbook and
bled the despenido to walk oft
_with a wort.
legions grin on hie wicked countenance.—
Derrkk Dodd. -
WWii!.T.avilitliii - ioi.:
fatereataz Pict. Cana firm Una litd
—Pantenger rates in California have bow
reduced to four cents a nal: _
—A man at Denglase-ae, Os., nn malts
two distinct sounds with 11s voice at the,
—Texas has fully 7,009,000 sheeti and the
wool crop of the Feser.f. year will be worth
—A six-year old boy broko ,his neck oni4
in Oregon county, Mo., the other day in
hying to tarn a sower...Ault. Yet little
boys will continue sonvrtanlts aa of yore. ,
—A foreigner on a Gerinan line, These
lute had been- blown off, palled this string
and stopped the train. On =OA*
Ronigsbrrrg he was sent to jail in debuttled
$lO. ' 1 • '
—lt appears from the record of marriage
licensee gritted at Chicago, u published ie
the neniSpepiri of that city, that the wage
marrying age there is far below that of the
—A Canna Bluffs Man has two mecbani•
cal birds, whose appearance, movements and
singing are so natural that the beholder can
hardly believe them artificial. They -are
kept in 4 gilded, cage.
—Dallas, Texas, is said. to be bunt over a
graveyard of mastodons, and for five or six
years past excavations for htuldings have
seldom failed to bring up , bones.- Boma of
the bond are of enormous size. •
—" Well, Mae, have you heard OM they
are going to *I with Barney Bumegan ?"
"In.We and - I have," replied hike;
" they*e going to &awert him for life; brit(
I doiftlbelieve the poor by% will live as long
—The human stomach can "Stand 's mh
tare of apples, potatoes, candy, milk, wine,
coffee, vinegar, spice, meat, flab, brad,
honey, oysters, beer, water, cake, cider,
soup and . grapes, and not rebel. The
periment was lately tried in Washington.
-A lawyer recently lost a bride in a pea
=liar manner. He appeared at the wed.
ding, but on-being called to the ceremony
he, .from sheer force of habit, protested that
he was not ready to proceed, and demanded
delay. And-so the bride got mad and die.
missed his snit.
—Boston is the largest market for boots
and shoes in the work': There Were shipped
during 1881 over 2,250,0p0 cases of boots,
shoes and rabbers.to interior and coastwise
ports, the eases holding from twelve to sev.
enty.five.pairs per case, but cordaining at a
low estimate, over .50,000,000 pairs.
—A new way of making boys toe the mark
comes to light in the Maine Reform _School
Investigation. A boy testifies that whenever
he used a " swear word " the
.' officers put
red pepper in his month. Superintendent
Farrington says that. he . has adorited this
kind of punishment on account of its novel.
tY , _ . r.-
—A canny Scotchmati, living at Ilacduff,
who has seen at least seventy winters; in or
der to collect a small bill duo him from a
carpenter, recently ordered a coffin to be
made by his debtor, and the funeral was
duly constructed and delivered, ready for
the time when the thrifty creditor shall -
shuffle off lip mortal coil.
-The "driver of a - stage near Cabman,
CaL, a short time ago mute upon a fox at a
tarn in the road between two high banks.
ileynard, to escape, started town ahead of
the coach, when the driver for- the fun of
the thing gave' him a cat with _his whip.
Curiously enough, the lash wound around
the fox and he was easily captured.
—An English paper tells how a wealthy
North, of England man bought, tinder sound
advice, a little before thr , depression began,
an estate in 44 fOr $115,000. } :He died a
few months ado, leaving directions to sell
It was offered for $45,049 in vain, and now,
with a tenant and $3,00•.) worth of timber
thrown in, for $45,000. 'This is within two
hours of London. •
I - I a. •
—San Francisco capanlis' ts are turning
their `attention to the fishery. A
steam whaler owned in that city has just re
turned from the Arctic region with s cargo
vah Also an old ;thank
bark and bone. A second
steamy port will be 'despatch.
Ol ago, hardly a pound
tif j t ed from Chattanoo.
_. Th dealers in that city Will ' 4 H
handle in the neighborhood of 750,000 .
pounds. I , -
—The 'Champion glutton has been found
in Mountain Grove, Wright county, Mo.
Three witnesses certify to the fact- that the
said gormandiser ate in quick succession
seven cans of oysters, two cans •of salmon,
thirty cents worth of cheese and twenty-five
cents worth of crackers. There ought no
longer to be any doubt as to the `fitness and
origin of the inelegant but erpressive
cation by which the' Misscmrians are some'
Asmara Damon Ovrn urn Mmusaeri.--6
The St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba
Railway Company is building an extensive
bridge across the Itheissippi below the Falls
of St. Anthony. Of `twenty-three pear
arches Which are to span the river, nine are
already being rounded into their correct pro
portions. The foundations of the twenty.
three arches are laid, with the exception - of
the twelfth', where the water is twenty feet
deep.' The four arches in the river have
200 feet span. The granite of which the
bridge is being built is procured from many
points, but chiefly from the Company's
quarry at Sank Rapids and; from the- quar
ries near Des Moinet. It is estimated
it w il l take more than 10,000 cable yards d
granite to complete the bfinge, and it it be
ing need now at 'the rate of • 200 yards per'
day. Work will be continued through the
Winter, so that by Spring they will have
things all in readineis to complete the bridge '
very rapidly. The cost of the bridge will
A Vzsrr To Arxwmva , mum= mart.
-In the room at break:dm two tables were
set. Mr. Stephens, rolling his chair to the
head of one of them, lifted his hat and with
bowed head reverently asked the blaming of
God on Ids home and gnats. The break.
fast was a bountiful one of tried chicken,
steak, scrambled eggs, biscuit, rote:home.
made butter, with syrup, etc. Nckleas than
eight servants. by actual count, clustered
about the table anct belied the gusts, while
e majordomo of unyielding dignity directed
their movements, and three pica ales
stood by the open fireplace and watebed the
proceedings with unagnised intend. A
family - of Ave kittens .tumbled about the
door, ocespilsg the rounds
of a staircase that led from the dietitian=
Into the 'second story, overlooked the some.
—emit:ford:as Letter to Atlanta arestifes•
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ITEMS OP INTEREST',
the local Capitalists
New Bedford the pro-
.siness has grown rap.
Dnring the past few \
fashville have -handled
dried trait, and now
was in the State .11113
esti in the same line.
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