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t^u, V0MB * W.W. HALL.
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Bis Monwi, “ •
CbrM Sloalhi, "
jgoTirXBD f. ULARK,
ATTOBNBT AT LAW,
HALirAX, N. 0.
H. 8M1TB, JB.
ATTOBMBT AT LAW,
S4atti4llD Nwk, Halifax Oouhtt IT. 0.
PrMllM* In th« onanty of Hdlfaz
Mil wljnlntiic aonntlaa, and tha Ra-
praiiiaeoartorthtSMt*. )«n itt ly>
ATTOBBBT AT LAW,
WBLDON, K. 0.
JOS. a BATCaBLOR.
ATTOMST AT LAW,
FrMtloM In th« e«nrti nr tha 8th TnilU
•lal Dlatrlot and in tka ITadaral anil Ba-
prtmt OoarU, May It tf.
W. M A « O N .
ATTOBMBT AT LAW,
OARTSBURQ, K. C.
rnMitloaatn theeoarta of Northampton
md adJoloInK onuotlai, aUo in the Vederal
r|«H0MA8 H. HILL,
Att*»«y ** Law,
HA.LIPAX, N. 0.
Fraotloaa in Halifax and adjatnlap;
OawtlM and Padaral and Snprama Oonrta.
' Will ba at Soatlaad Naoit, onoa avory
ATTORNSY AT LAW,
WBLDOB, B. C.
Traollflaa In tha oonrta of Halifax and
•djalnlna oountiaa, and In tha Suprama
Md Pedaral oourU.
Olalma oollaated In any part of North
Cfei^lna. Jun 201 *i
J- U. fBlZZABD,
ATTORMBY AT LAW,
HALIFAX, N. 0.
, SMIaa la tha Oaart.Hona*. Strlot attan>
Man alTaa ta *11 hraBohoa of tha nrofaa*
•iMt Jan la-l a
0R. B. Is BUSTBR,
CSan ba bnnd at his ofBoa In Knflald.
Fata NitroasOxld« Oi* tor tba Puln-
laaa Bxtraotlng of Teath alwaya on hand.
Jnaa iiS tt.
T. B ft A y O H,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
■■nib*. KALIITAX 0«aXTT, K. C.
Praatlaas la tha Oanntias of Balirax,
Baah, Bdiaaaiaba and Wilaon.
Oallaatlaaa aiala ta all parts of tha
Jao 12-« 1
J^KBBBVr J. aOBTON,
ATT»8»BT AT LAW,
WBtDON, N. 0.
Fraatloas In tha Courts of Halifax, W«r-
■van aail N’ortliatnptan onuntiaa auJ iu tut)
'.Bapr«aa and Pederal Courts. , „ „
Olalaia oallaatad In any part of North
'a. TIN t. HTMAS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
• HALIFAX, N. C.
■ FraotlOM In tha oourts of nallihs and
«dlalala« aonntlaa, and In tba Suprama
•nd Cadaral Oo'irti. . - „ .u
Claims ootlaotai lu all parta of North
•Boa ta tha Courts Hoasa.
jp A IC'B ■ B. ® > H A BA,
attorney at law,
BariBLB, B. c.
Fraatloa* ia tha Oonntlas of Kallfisx,
Bdaaooniba and Naab. In the Buprama
Oaart af tha SUta and In tha Faderal
CaUaationi aiada in any part af the
JMata. Willattand at tba Court House In
■aUhx aa lCand«y and Friday of each
■- Jau 12*1 a
• . BUBTON, JTk.
attorney at law.
BAUfAX, B. 0.
naollaaa ia tha Caurts of Halifax
■4a«Bty. a«d Canntiea ad|oln|ng. In tba
laaraMi Canrt of tha State, and in (ha
WHlilMapaaUI attantian to thaooUeo
Mm araUiaiB,and to a^uaUBg tba uMunts
*r «afantoM, Admlnlarators and Ouar-
VMM ii.muai(. loBK A. Kooas'
V L L B N A M O O B E ,
Aa breaks tba morn o’er Kaatern hllU
And liarbiiiRera the day.
So a sweet hnps is atrutgling still
Te drive deepair away )
And aa tba gatbarlnii light appears
To weave Anrora’a blouui,
8(1 oouraaa new nntu us nears
From the dispersing gloom.
We feel that from the past we gleim
The strenath with which to oope
Tbst la the future may be sreu
A brighter homsoopR,
That strsDRth of heart and purpose true
On many a flald will tail
Blob barveat* win to faed anew
The work hegun so well
WELDON, N. O., THURSDAY, JUNE 20,1879.
ATTOSNST. AT LAW.
HaUllix. B. C.
Fraetlee In tha Counties of Hallfaz,
Burthamplon, Bdgooombe, Fitt and Mar*
Ma—Intha Hupreme Court of the State
Ua tha FMeral Ooarta of the Eastern
Oelleetlon m«d« in any part of North
Varollaa. Jan 1-4 0
Monahoo, soo or the mnt Talthrul
•ad lealoe* championi of Oid Fellow-
■hip, bad arter Brother Willlsnia’ re*
eevery, detemined to renove to the
cnuDtry and try his luck at reroiio((.
With the confidence and seir-rellanee
which h luch a prniatnent trait in
American character, be futt that he
could swap purtaits in midJie age with
out deirineiit to hiinseir. People in
thii country are alway* changiaj pnr-
iuiti. The Tarmer who bad spent hair
hie life between the plow*bandles cue
stdert himself capable of running a sue*
cenful dry goods store. The hundred
of faiiurei all over tlie country attest
the fully of such a change. On the
farm ba might hare bad plenty, and
continued to life a life of independence.
But the farm must be iuld aod the pro.
ceeds Iniested in aierchaudise. In
forty.niiie cases out of Ri'ty he bccomcs
a bankrupt In a few years, with a penoi>
less old age staring him in the face.
The merchant and mechanic thiok they
could farai; but they c««ld not do it
saccessruliy. Their ettra.agant habit
could never be controlled, and their ex
pense account would grow .faiter than
their Corn, Any busiwcss to be suc
cessful, Must be the study of a lifetime.
Machines that go up and down in one
grove need only power and oil to make
them go smuothly; but the farmers,
lawyers, doctors, merchants, and me-
chauics, need brains as well as muscle.
Monahoti left hia beach and removed
to a farm. He had this much, howeter,
iu his faror—that bis young years bad
been spent in agricultural pursuits. He
had fur many yeiira been in the shade;
but be hoped that by going into the
fields early io the spring ho could be
come accustomed to the sun. IIu was
a manly feliiiw, and, removing his wife
to their coui.try home, be went to work
in b.rd enrnesr. Fouces wore repaired
aod the fi-ids plowed and planted, lie
had bougi.t out his predeecss >r's wheat
fields (hat had been sown the dulumn
(irtviiiuy. There were twenty broad
acres, oi It, and the prospect of an
ttbuiidaot yield was very favorable.
Kttch night, as Munuhnn would c»me
home, ba would curgratuliite his wife
on their flourishing prospects, ‘II 'W
(Ducb better,’ be would say, this lin
ing in the country than spending one's
whole life in Ihe dust of a shop I I
hare 10 wurk harder, but when night
comes my da>’s work is done. The
sun aod I are in the fiuld together all
day, but we quit at the same time. The
suii has been trying ail tiie spring to
drive me to the shadp, but he can't do
it. I me«n to s>e him through. Tlien,
wife, the best ol' tt hII is, that I am my
own master. There is no one to soy,
Monahoo, go do this, or go do-thut,' nr
compel me to live like ■ newspaper ed
itor—on promiaes to pay.
Thus would Monahon argue, as
though he expccted his wife to tnk» the
opposite side of the question, and put
forth something to rebut his asseriioo,
but the only gave consont.
One evening tile gnud man cane
homo oveifl»«king with joy, ‘G >od
wife,’ he said with a chucliled of delight,
did you look at the nheat field t -
Yes; but I saw nothing unusual.
The cattle have nut broken in, have
N'.>, indeed; but you women never
see an) thing. Do you not notice that
the wiieat is ripening? If you bad
looked you could have seen tho grain
turiiiog to that golden color which indi
cates that it is ready for the sickle.
Next week it must be harvested. In
three weeks at (he most wo shall have
bread from new fl iur,’
Mrs. Monaboa only smiled at her but-
At daybreak Monahon sprang out of
bed! but as be did so be uttered a
groan, end sat down on the bed-rail.
''‘What is thi matter)’ asked Mrs.
Monahon, springing up.
■Oh, nothing mbch, except that my
feet and ankles pain me so that 1 can
not stand upon them.’
‘What can I do?’ asked tbe good
woman, with tbe greatest anxiety de
picted on her ceantenance.
‘Qet me some warm water, and I will
try bathing them. Perhapa they bate
been sprained Io snme way.
Mrs. Mouahoo hastily built a fire, and
aoon had a tab of bot water. She no
ticed that his feet and anklci were con
siderably swollen. The application of
warm water, while It slightly reduced
tbe swelling, did not lessen the'pain. A
boy who was employed on the farm wss
dispatched to L for a doctor. The
man of medicine arrived in tlie fort*
nooe, and, after a csreful examinatlor,
declared that Monaiion had an attack ol
rbeutnatisia. Being uaaecustoraed to
walking, so much on tbe damp ground,
the ailment bad been contracted.
‘Tiiere is no lelliug. Rheunatism is
one of the most stubboro diseases we
doctors have to deal with. It is not
very dangerous to life, but eften fails
to jfieid to treatment. Tt is a very eCf
eeotrie disease. Not unfreqaently It
leaves as suddenly aa it caae. Rvary
graony hae ■ care for rbeamatism, and
eace cliiias her own ai lafalliUei but
natare is tha great restorative. Tour
attack may, and I hope will, last only e
few days. Qive aatare a chance—
keep off yonr feet, and let tbeai rest,’ .
‘But esy wheat crop.’
‘Oh, you ctfe’t help that. Ton must
keep ^ulet, and let the wheat g) If yoo
can get no one to cut It.’
‘My Ood, sir, half my fortane is in
that wheat field. If I should loose it I
would be ruined.’
‘Vou can hire men to out Ur
‘However, you are in no condition to
work now, and I must insist that yott do
not walk about uotil you are better.!
‘Your injunction is unnecessary, I
could not walk ten steps now without
crying out with psin.’
The doctor then left some iielmeat to
be applied eiternally, and an anodyne
to bo taicen internally, in 9ase tbe pain
became too great to be borne.
The following morning fonnd Mona-
bon still unable to rise from his bed.
That day the noble grand of tbe lodge
atL called to ascertain bis enodi
tioo, and if necessary, send watchers t»
sit by his bedside at hight. Mooshon
declined the pruflered assistance on the
plea that it was ss yet unnecessary. He,
however, agreed that io case it became
necessary he would notify the officers,
of the lodge.
The great burden of Monahob’s
thoughts, when there was a momentary
lull in the pain, dwelt upon the wheat-
field that was now ready for the sickle.
He dispatched Tom, the hired boy, io
search of hands; but at evening be re
turned with the sad news that none
could bo found, as all had made eo-
gagements elsewhere. The next day
be was sent in a diflforent direction, but
with 00 belter success than bsfore. The
third and fourth day were spent with
the same futile results. Tbe case
looked desperate, and Monahon gave
up In despiir. Ho sat in a rocking-
chair, with hia feet placed upon a piii.iw
on another chsir, and bewailed the
fate that cheated him out of his crop.
The wheat was over ripe, and as he
groaned with tbe pal* of the disease he
criod out iu anguish that filled his
‘Wife «e are doomed to st'irvatioo,’
he would any a di>zen (imes a day.
Mrs. M'inahoa would endeavor to
soothe aod chcer hioi.
Its no use wife—no ase. There is
no such thing as fighting against late, I
used to have some frieuds, but juU as
soon as a fellow gets on bis back they
Wtiile they were thus discussiog the
matter, Mrs. Mooabon stepped to the
door, and uaturaily gaxed out upoo the
heuliitiid. She stopped and looked as
iC some unusual sigbt bad attracted her
Why, father,’ ahe said, ‘I wonder
what S') many men are gettiog into our
Coming to steal it, I suppose, be*
cause the owner is tied to his bed like
Prometheus to the rock,’ growled Mon-
ahoo. The g 'ud woman wado no an
swer, but couiiuaad to gsxo upon the
The rheumatiS could stand it no lon
ger, but sliding down upon bis knees,
crawled to the door and looked out.
Wife,’ ho said, ‘that looks like an
army getting (utu our Gelil. How many
are there?' be added, shading his eyes
with his hand.
Fifty, father, if there is one,’
Wile get my spectilclea and put them
on and il you can make out what it
meaos. You know you can see far ufT
better wiili my glasses thau with
Mrs. Monahon, following her hus
band's suggestion, caught up bis glasses
and adjusted them. By this time at
least forty sickles were gleaming io tbe
sunlight as the grand army saept down
that (weiity-jcre field like a hurricane.
Tho wheat fell before the gleaming
sieei like dead timber io the path of a
tornado. TueiC forty blades made a
path through tiie grain fifty yards wide.
‘Can you tell who it is, wife?*
Mrs. Monahon gave a kind of hys
terical laugh. ‘Yes, yes, I see it all
now; the members of your OJd Fellows
lodge have come to cut our wheat for
us. I see Qreeo and Warburg and
Stacy and Williams snd MbOolluugh,
and I don’t know bow many more.’
‘Thank Qod we have some friends
left yet,’ said the sick man bursting into
tears. His wife, beartily joined him
After a moment Monahon asked who
led the reapers.
She took I'lT her speclscles, and
with a coroer of her apron, wiped the
tears out of her eyes aud looked agsle
‘U’a Williams, the wounded man we
nursed. Hu’s cutting a swstb twice as
wide a« sny of them, and next to him
a«d cnmioe like a steam engine, is
‘That shows us, wife, that an act of
kindness is never thrown awsy; and
I’ll warrant that Williams was the first
man io the ledge to think of coming out
here to cut that wheat.’ ,
Tbe reapers marched back and forth
across tbe field, gathsring the grain.
Thera was a large Toree of binders fol
lowing ia thslr wake, and others de
tailed te gather the golden sheaves in
Monahoa's rbcnnstisa was bs!f
cured by the sight he bsd witeeued
JUrs. Munaboo kitpt an ejo oa tbo
rtapert. and at two o’tlock tbe last esp
was pat oa tho last shock, and thaa
tbrta rousieg abears were givan. Mre.
Maashnn btisiod bsrsalf puttiog things
to rights espsctlog an iamadiale «all
ea asasse. When everytbieg looked
tidy, she went to the door to see If the
srmy was approaebii^; bat there was
not a man in sight; tbe list had de
parted for his bone. The shocks stood
like sentlfltls on the field, or like the
monuments of what willing bands could
do when impelled by frieadshlp and
A BULLIABT FAROT-DBBIt FABTT IR
TBB AHIBIOAN OOlOBT.
CIIABACTERS AND COSTUXIU Or A
[Luoy n. Booper in tbs Philadelphia
Pabis, May 2 —We have been hav
ing a rather quiet time, aocially speak,
ing, since Easter. But a few niehts ago
a brilliant fancy dress psrty was given
St the house of Mrs. Dowuing, on the
Boulevsrd M.'^lesherbes, which was re
markable for tiie novelty and beauty
of the eostumes nnd the general gayety
and animation thut prevailed. At 10
o’clock the guests began to assemble,
undeterred br the «4gcirous barking of
a gijiantic d»g, a poodle ss to his bead
and feet and curly tail, a gentleman of
the ninrteenth century as far as hii
black dress suit were concerned. This
comical disguise was kept up with
much spirit by its wearer, one of the
leading young snciety-mea of the
American colony. Mrs. J. W. Mackay
carried olT the palm of beauty and elv-
gsiice in her rich dress as a Oyp>y
queen. It was composed of yellow
satin richly worked with gold, with scarf
draperies of black satin also embroid
ered with gold, and trimmed with gold
fringes. Oo her head she wore a cap
of crimson sstin fringed with gold snd
with two cock's feathers et one side.
Her ornaments were an Oriental neck*
lace and ear-rings of gold coins, sod
around one arm just above the elbow
was clasped a magnificent bracelet In
wrought gold, set with a palm pattern
in rubies, saphircs and diamonds snd
large pendant pearls. Thts picturesque
dress was singularly bccomiog to tbe
brunvtte beauty and graceful form of
its lovely wearer. Mine. Bijaotti, the
wife Ilf the Italian vice-consul at Paris,
was dresed as a Pierrette in a sliort
white satin dress with scarf draperies ef
pink satin, the bodice studded with
large pink satin buttons. H.it of whito
felt trimmed with pink satin and bubts
tif whito satin with large buttons. M
Baj lOtti wore his oliicial uniform. Miss
Downing was also cnstomcd as a Pier
rette, in white aud blue satin. Miss
Warren, daughter to tho well-known
American physician Dr. Warreo Bey,
appeared iu a very handsome Oypsy
CKstunie. Oirer a siiort siiirt of deep
red satin, bordered with a band of black
velvet worked with jjolJ hi.roglypbics,
was worn a tunic of black velvet cnnglit
up at the sides and bordered with a
band ofyc'l >w sat'o with hieroglyphics
in black. Tbe cnraut-shaped waist was
of red satin studded with stars, cnins
and crescents of gold. It was laced
behiiidMver a high plaited short-«aii>t
uf cream foulard with deep culTs of
black velvet edged with gold and reach
ing nearly to the elbow. The head
dress. which was singularly elTeclive and
picturesque, was composed of an Orien
tal 'kerchief io striped siik, ed|;od with
go)(i coio!>, and icisted to (be bead
wiih long gold pins tusselled with gniil
coins. Three necklacef, ono of gold
coins, oue of amber beads, and one ol
large coral beads, completed this very
rich and accurate toilette. Mrs. Stevea-
son uf New York went as "Madadie
Gavart.” in Oifeubsch's new operetta «f
that name. Tbe costume was composed
of a corsage and short skirt of red cash
mere, with a draped aver.ikirt in pale
blue and a shirt-waist of ecru lineo with
baif-loiig sleeves, and open io front;
The headdress was a knotted Breton
kerchief of pale blue foulard, (rom
under which fell the beautiful fair hair
of (be wearer In two long braids tied
with blue ribbons. Pale blue stockings,
leather shoes with red beeis, aad a
hurdy-gurdy carried in tbe band, com
pleted the coetume. Miss Bakin, her
sister, was arrayed as a ceek-maid in a
coquettish short dress of brown cash-
mere. with a plaited skirt, a shirt-waist
of white musiin worked with red, a
white cap, long upron, and long geld
ear-rings. Miss Hueston was a charm
ing little “Uermaioe” from Let Clothes
de Cornevilte; her Normandy cap, pic
turesque bodice of pale green siik, and
red taolc looped over a skirt in wide
stripes of red and white, became her to
perfection. Her mother wore a charm-
log shepherdess costume designed by
Worth; a short skirt of cream foulard
printed with tiny spray of fluwsrs. and
also tiimnied with Breton lace, aod a
wonderfnliy pictare^qoe straw hat in the
old Bngiisb style, trimmed with % pro
fusion of red roses. Tbe whale cos.
tuma looked as though it might have
walked bodily out of a portrait by
Oaiosborough. Miss Seliglnan was
dressed as a esnotiera of sai|or-iaisie,
jacket, with gilt buttons, a ronnd gisied
bat, and a skirt af red and white strped
cashmere, with sesrfdrapery of red ossb-
mere. Mrs. Seltgmaa irss sbperb-- in
powder and plumes and diamondi, »nd
an elegant cuuit-dress trimmed lilth
costly laea. Mist Heaiy appeared as
“America,” io a tbott, blaa satin dress,
stodded with silver s*sr«, aad witb scarf*
di'sperles of rad and whita striped silk.
Miss Hooper was also dressed as
Ameries,” In a red and wbita striped
silk skiri, blue velvet hodice, with scarf
of blue silk studded with stere of white
Jet sod worn transversely, aad a scarlet
Phrygisa cap bordered with a blue Sliat
cletiped with throe diamond stsrs I«
her hand she carried a large silk flag.
Mrs Lieb was dreised as "Nigb),” ia
black gsuse, studded aitb silver stars.
Mrs, Bales wss a very sweet>tookiog
Q'isker matron, in drab silk and a poke
bonnet, her daughter being eostomed
as a French peasant, Mrs, Downing
herself looked estrsmely bewitching
as a belle af tbe Restoration, In a short-
waiited dress of pearl grsy silk, with two
flounces, bare arms and neck, under a
ehawl of black lace, and a tremendous
black bonnet, with wide, fltring brim
turned up with a clasp of diamonds.
Under this sumbre head-gesr (her fair
hair and sweet sunny face showed to
peculiar advantage. An English-gentle-
mau present appeared in an Italian cos-
tnme of the middle ages, which seemed
chiefly to consist of a manly form, a pair
of |iik tight*, and a profusion of stage
jewelry. To be sure, there was siso a
short tunic of white and geld brocadr,
edge.-l with ermine, but that latter ii.-
gredient was so minute ss scarcely to
deserve meotioa. A Persian prince in
voiuinlnotts robes of green snd g-ild
brocade, a Budouls Avab in a flowing
wbitehouded bournouse, and a white
cockatoo that used its perch as a wslk-
ing'cane, were among the most oeticr-
able of the masculine costume. Nor
mnst we forget Mrs. and Miss Lay, the
wife and daughter of Qol, Lay, of tor
pedo fame, the elder lady louklng very
handsome io tho black velvet and pearls
of Mary Stuart, with the traditional coif
and veil, and the younger being one of
tbo most charming of Watteau flower-
girls, in a laced bodice aod panier over
skirt of palo blue silk, tbe latter looped
with piok roses over a short white silk
skirt trimmed witb nsrrow blue plaited
flounces, and wearing a dainty little blue
silk hst. In her hand she csrried a
basket of roses that were less sweet and
blooming than their' graceful bearer.
The supper was served In two iustai-
ments, the first for the chaperons and
ibV second for the dancers. It com-,
prised every Imaginable delicacy, la-
vluding strawberries and cherries in
summer-Uke profusion. Tbe “gernau”
presented a brilliant and auintated
spectacle, tbo gay dresses of the dancers
lending it a new attraction. It was
ably led by Miss Downing, assisted by
M. De Castro, who looked exceedingly
well in a white costume, with powdered
liair. The merry company did not
separate tili the stars were palling in the
first flush of suoriae. And thus ended
one of tbe most brilliant and note
worthy entertainments of the season in
tbe American colony.
THEORY AND PRACTICE.
A newspaper man. possibly sctusted
by j'tsluusy of the success of Burdette,
has concoctcd this story about him :—
An Uistern man, a aubserii'er to tbe
Burliugtoo II iwkeye, has been intensely
iiiierestail, during the winter, by the let
ters which Burdette, tbe humorist, bat
written borne to that paper. Most of
all w is ho affected by the many refer-
eoces which the wiitvr made to babies
whom he met upon the trains in bis
travels. Kvery Hue iu this connection
breathed sentiments of tendereit love for
the little creatures. ‘Ah,’ mused tbe
Uistern man, ‘what a noble fellow this is.
I should know he was a father himself,
and that his own baby was his greatest
source uf j iy.’ List week tbe Eastern
man chanccd to be in Burlington, and
something impelled him to call upon the
■nan who bad delighted bio so often witb
his expressions of fstheily sffection. As
be approached tbe house ia which he had
been iufurmed the humorist with the ten.
der heart lived, he noted an open win
dow, through which the form of a man,
beading ovor a desk and bnsiiy writing,
could be seen. Tbe Etstern men ws*
about to ring, when he wes petrified by
bearing a great crash, foiiowed by e
man’s voice, in accents of tbs wi!J*«t
description, rjaculstmgNow there
you go 11 know you’d haul that ink onto
yourself, young scampi Here! Mrs.
B —somebody—everyb'jdy—-come and
take this horrible little wretch away. I’d
like to know how you think a feller is
going to write ai.ytbing witli a baby
everlastingly hanging aronnd. Oh, yes
now, yell—that’s right—whoop it npl
—oh, go it I There—’sb, sb, bnshy,
busby I Dry up, or I’ll—oh, won’t some
body cuwo and put this voioaoo out?
There, Mrs. B., take him, give hies a
barrel of laudanum, and if yon don’t
keep him out of here la tba future, PH
swap him for abiindlo pap.’ Tbe
nerveless hand of the Kastein men drop
ped from the bell-pull, and he bsd just
strength enough left to slagger acrou
the .atreet, where he sst down on a
stoop, and fanned himself with a piece
of Istb aotil be revived. Then ba took
tbe first train for bona.
A Metbodiit aod Qiuk.r baviog stopped
at k public boose, agreed to sleep ia the
S'«me bed. The Uetbedist knelt dewa »ad
prayed ferveetly, aod coalessed a l«ng cat
alogue nf sins. •Alter he rese, the Quaker
observed—Really Irlond, il tbou art as bsd
as tbou ssyest ttioa ait, 1 Uifak 1 dare not
sleep with thee.
"Iowa has two hnniirsd Md twsntylaar
bras baoiis.” Now, says tbe Netrittawn
Herald, we understsad the drift el a toag
ediUrial eatltlstt ‘t'be Oleemy Oatlaok,”
wbieb appeared ia as lows pspsr.
A mifUMt ntAM.
At Olacianatl • faiw.]rMr«M Wf
who wsa leaning not of tkt fMnh ilmf
ttfatanaasent h twe, loat hh koluM
aad sUrted wUrllM dowa to lb« hrU
paveaient, fln* teat balow. Ite
porcb of tha tbitd starj, iaiMdiaMy
baiew biof, stood a littia girl tea yasra
old, the daughter of oaa of tha raaidtnla
of tbst fl lor. Sba saw tBe Imj aoaiiag,
aad by aa lastinct of purposa wUcii
'amounted to heroism, pat oat bar one
to Uy to save tbo boy, Sba did «aCek
bios at tba risk of being dragged over
berMlfand of falling with bin. Of
coarse sba could not bold sacb a weight,
but her arm was Just strong aeongh ta
turn tba course of bis fall, so tbst b«
landed at her feet oa tba 0 kw of tba
third porch. Ula head strack tba bal
uster, end ba bad ta ugly cat oa hto
forehead end ona aya was eoasidcrahir
injursd, bat his Ufa was aaead. Tha
little girl's eras wss kaiad, but aat
broksa. She eaid sba saw htai eonhig,
aad Just tbaugbt she might sara him If
she would put oat bar arm, aad aha did
HBW THE CHIMEtl FIIM.
A ibonsnsd years sgo, tbs Obiasse bsd
the same Idi'ss In regard to tbs aatebleg el
flsh and the Working of otts OS they have
at (he present. Tbe lakee and rivtre ef
Cnins, especially those in the north, are
se abundantly stocked, that the flsb-estcb.
eis make ihtir living by selaally selalsg
and drawing tbe B*h out ol the water with
their h^nd'. ihe man goes into thestrssn,
half swimming, half walking, raising hii
hands a>)ove his head and letting them
drop, striking tbe sarfsce with bis bands.
Mesnwhlle his lest s'e movleg en tbe
muildy bottom. By a rspid dive, he
tirings up a flsh in bis hands. Btrlkleg
the su'faee rtlghleos tba flsh, who sisk be*
low, and th.reby are i.lt by the Iset aad
secured. Another curieos method Is some
times praetifie'i on several »f the great
rivert. A man sits at tbe stern ol a long,
narrow boat, oteera her witb a paddle tn
tiie middle ef tbe river. A narrow sheet
nl white canvsa is strelehed along tbe side
ol tha l>aat, and along tiia other si ^e a net
is fastened so as te form a harrier ef two
or three feet in height. The man keeps
perfectly still, while the flab, stiraeted by
the white rsnva*. approaeb snd are caoght
io the net. The Bshing eermoraet Is nftta
trained to catch lib, and are diligent
workers, ahi'yiog promptly the call el tbelt
master. Oa the rivtrs sod eaeals nest
Ning-Po, Shaogbas sad Foo-Obow-Foe,
ihe employment of these birde is by no
mean, an uncommon sight, but they are
never to be sees fl»biog Io tbe samnter
months, tbsir work beleg In tbe winter.
The birds have, of ooorse, te be tiaiaed,
which is carried 00 in tbe eeraiennt breed*
ing and fishing estabiishmsats.
TWO AUIbItOII Ykltn.
Last spring s large ox went lata tbe
wateis of Lake Jackson, assr Tallahaiese,
to drirk. An alligator fastened to tha fere
leg nl the animal, crushing the beae. The
ox struggled to tbs share, dragging bis on*
tagonist with him. At this time the Shers
was black witb alligators, atlraoted by Ihe
smell nf blood, and snme crawled upon (he
b«nk. The ox (ought Vkliantly, tossing
ene of tbe mcnsters high In the air, from
which lali be lay on (be gteued stunned a
ouaaiiltiral>Iii time. But the wounded ex
again got in the water, and a aammeth
liltigatur closed bis nose and dragged him
Nat lecg ago a Florida paper told a
stniy ol the charming of an aiiigater by a
rattle«n»ke. Tho latter npen discovenng
(be former, attracted attention by sonnd*
ing an alarm. The alllgalor turned his
bead sevvrai times, ss if he wanted to get
avay, but as eften faced the snsks sgsla
'Toward the end el ball so hour,” says the
paper, with fixerl eyes the slligater moved
slowly toward hi* terrible enemy, until
within strikiog distuuce, when the snake
ourli'd himself more eompaoily aud streak
the alligator. For a mnmcQt tha alligator
ihook treniendousiy, snd then, ss II hy
magie, made a semi-oirole backward, and
brought ills tail down on the wouldbe
asiassin with latai result. On Mveral oe-
casions captured alligalorsand rattlesnakis
have been put In an iociosere te flght lot
tha beneflt of spectators, and in a majority
of cases the snake baa hem vlctoiion ,
having seceeeded in striking hi* fangs into
the alligator’s open mouth,—Nsw Teik
AMERICAN COllEaE DIICIPLINE.
Boys te Facnlty—“L«ek here I we went
«bor(er S e'olook prayers in the mem
Faculty—‘‘Very well, beys; well ^ip
the pr.yers off at both ends. Only
ga to the Harvard shop aerem the way ta
buy your educations.'’
Do;i—“Aod we want whisky ia oar
Faculty—“Now, boy*, (hst Isn’t bsfdly
right, you know. Wine is a meok—"
B.iys—“Whiskey in oar tee, aad a pint
apiece everv morning Mter prayers, ar wa
p t'onises MeOnsh’s shep.”
Fseulty-“Very well, bays. Please tske
your baots fff tbe oeoter-labie,' won’t
Boys—“And the professor *f tbsalrgy
must black oar boete snd oat the OMat «p
tar oiir boll pups I"
Facoliy-—"Now, boys thst^ lea bad.
No colieKe dore each a thieg—at least lor
tbe marey. Qentlesaaa, pleaee pat year
dogs eat uf tbe parlor, won't yoa I"
Boye—“Piol Def tsr auiM black atu
bools, sad cot (be pap’e mlat ap, at we
go avar ta the tTaW Uavea shap." '
' Fsculty-^Well try ead sitM ye«i
Boye—“Aad Mrs, Prof. ResaSMter aMsk
tack os Io sitor we go in bed, aa^ Mag
OS o.ar soda aad bteadiea In tba i|an^
Prof. tatiaiMior-.'’Kii, Hex.
no so^ thtng."
Boys—**Aff ligbt; wo ipofa a«i»
morreW."—Now Terk mapMa.
TnaBito Wooum-1 ,
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MARwvAonrua w, Am mna*» ♦•wf
ALL KINDS or fABMIMO bl>
STKAM ENOtHtt AJO> Oi||nQi
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