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fon, corner of Main and I-ifili Sts.
W"P"PTO A Q17" A W1P"P A If TV
r B. KhhSh, Attorney at Raw. Oflice on
- M:iin Street, over Chapman's Pms More.
P',' )nl attention civen to collection of Claims.
. H. WI1KKLKK, .1. W.iTlXCHCOMll.
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ATTORNEY3 AT LAW,
4U-ly riattsmonth. Nebraska.
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OmVe on 21 floor, over the Post Office.
Kit. I.IVINOSTOX. Physician and Surgeon.
lenders his professional services to the
citizens of C:ls coimtv. Residence southeast
cortier of Oak ami Sixtli streets : ofliee on Main
I'.rei't. one iloor west of Lyman's Lumber Yard,
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. t three doors west of Brooks Hons.
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Vm. W'intei-steiu.-. City Treasurer.
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Miles Morgan Marsiial.
li. N. Johnson Street Commissioner.
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Kev. T. J. Arnold. I'astor. Services every
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at!'fU. m. I'rayer meetmjj every Wednesday
URISTIAN Service In Conaxefration Church
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and stli streets. Cordial invitation extended to
ail classes to attend.
fPISCOPA L Comer Vine and Third f-feets.
M inister. Servicus every Sunday at
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CATHOLIC North side of Public S.piare.ltev.
Fatlier lloba). First Mass every Sabbath at
x-SO a. in.. Second Mass and sermon at Io-mo,
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8 a. m. every v tek day.
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eery Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
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and immediately after close of Sabba'th morn
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dially invited to visit.
E K. CUNN INGHAM, N. .
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corner :"i and Main streets. Transient Patri
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DARtVIXISa IN THE KITCHEN.
I was takin' off my bonnet,
One afternoon at tlnse.
When a hinseek jumped uiKn it
As proved to be a flea.
Then I takes it to the grate.
Between the bars to stick it :
Rut I hadn't long to wait
Ere it changed into a cricket.
Say-s I, "Surely my senses
Is a gettia'.in a fog !''
So to drowned it I roinmeuces.
When it halters to a frog.
Here my heart begun to thump,
And uo wonder I felt funky ;
For the frog with one big jump,
Leaicd hisself into a monkey.
Then I opened wide my eyes'
His features for to scan.
And observed with great surprise.
That I hat monkey was a man.
Rut he vanished from my sight,
. And I sunk upon the floor,
Just as missus with a light.
Come inside the kitchen door.
Tlin beginnin' to abuse me.
She says, ''Sarah you've beta driukiu' !"
I nays, '"No mum, you'll excuse me,
Rut I've merely been a-lhinUia."
'Rut, as sure as I'm a cinder,
That pai ty'wk.U yon see
A gettin'out o' winder,
Have developed from a flea."
THE WAY SHE DID IT.
A liberal education, a handsome per
son, and a wealthy and indulgent fath
er were among tho agreeable things
that were vouchsafed Robert Anson
by smiling fortune. His mother had
died in his early youth, and the father
and son the only members of the
family left had afterwards been more
like brothers in their relations towards
each other. They had made, a Euro
pean tour, and had traversed every
nook and corner of America together,
seeking in rational amusement the le
gitimate enjoyment of a colossal for
tune. But at last there came a separa
ration of a year. Anson desired to
again visit Europe, and his father pre
ferred a trip across the continent to
the Pacific coast; therefore each went
his way, followed by the good wishes
of the other.
Mr. Anson, senior, spu-nt six months
on tho plains and in California, and
made a discovery on the return trip.
Stopping a few days in Chicago, he ac
cidentally learned of the existence of a
distant relative of his deceased wife's
a girl w hose parents had not long be
fore died, leaving the daughter depend
ent upon her own exertions for sup
port. Mr. Anson sought her out, find
ing in Flora Mightway a prett', intel
ligent girl of eighteen holding a posi-
frion as teacher in one of the public
schools. lie was charmed with her,
and at once offered her a home.
"But I should dislike to be a burden
to anybody," interpose! the independ
ent young lady.
"The obligation would be on the
other side,1 replied Mr. Anson; "I am
rich and have only one relative a son
who is in Europe. lie will be home
soon Both of us have had our all of
traveling, and will want to settle down
in a home. By making jour home
with us you will add to it a social at
traction, relieve it of being a bachelors'
hall, and we'll all be as, happy as larks
The outlook was certainly alluring
to the lonely orphan, and she accepted
the offer, returning to New York with
Thereupon the old mansion was reno
vated, refurnished, and soon became
the headquarters of a brilliant social
clique. Flora at once took her place
as a favorite, and Mr. Anson was proud
of his pretty protege.
As the return of Robert Anson was
now daily expected, it may J)e well to
follow him on his transatlantic voyage;
lie was barely embarked at Liverpool
before his eyes fell upon the form of a de
cidedly handsome and dashing woman.
A widow anybody could have told
that by her air of independence. Not
much past thirty, and at the zenith of
her charms, she was a really bewilder
ing creature. So Robert thought at
first sight, and so hi found her tpon
acquaintance. A Mrs. Morrow she
proved to be, and she was alone and
unprotected on her voyage, which 'had
been made to visit some distant rela
tives in England. The steamer con
sumed nine days in the passage. On
the first day Robert managed to gain a
speaking acquaintance. On the sec
ond he had improved it so far as to be
cn easy chatting terms, and before the
close of the third he was enslaved.
They w alked the deck by moonlight on
the fourth and fifth; and before the
seventh their billing and and cooing
had attracted the attention of the pas
sengers. On the eighth, Robert pro
posed and wa3 accepted, and on the
ninth they reached New York.
Mrs. Mottow owned a little house in
Brooklyn, and had a modest income
from property left by her husband.
To her. home Robert saw her safely
conveyed, and then sought Jiis own.
The changes there astonished him, for
his father had kept it all an agreeable
"Robert," said Mr. Anson, as hevel
comed him, "do you recognize the dingy
old house V
"Scarcely father," -was the reply;
'everything is new, bright, and cheer
ful. What dtfes it mean V
"Noj no; but hush! There comes
the cause of it all. Clara, this is my
Possibly the widow, hid she seen
the inrjrion that Clara produced on
her lover, would have felt less secure
in her conquest. For Clara had im
proved in spirits since her residence
with Mr. Anson, and was even prettier
than when she first came there.
That night, over a social bottle of
wine, the father explained to his son
the maimer in which he found Clara,
and the light and happiness she had
brought to their home.
"And I have formed a plan in refer
ence to her," concluded Mr. Wilson.
"What is it?" asked Robert:
"You shall marry her."
Thus brought to tho point, Robert
confessed his engagement to Mrs. Mor
row. "How old is she V" asked Mr. Anson.
"And yon are twenty-six how ab
surd! People w ill laugh at you. Clara
is young, pretty, and I know she will
"But I love the widow"
"There, my boy, don't take- offense.
I only meant that you mistaken ad
miration for lovo. That you really
love a woman four years your senior,
and a widow at that, is absurd. You
think j ou do, but you don't. Now I
will tell you what I will do. Not an
other word shall be said on the subject
for one month. At the end of that
time, if you persist in marrying Mrs.
Morrow, I shall marry Clara myself."
"I agree,,vreplied Robert.
The month passed quickly, and at its
close the situation was about like this:
Robert was fenced between love for
Clara and hu duty to the widow; Clara
is deeply in love with Robert; Mrs.
Morrow was troubled by a certain fdll-ing-off
in her lover's ardor, and Mr.
Anson, who had steadily refused to see
the widow, hoped for the best for his
plan. The father and son met after
" Well, Robert," said the former, "the
month is up. What have you decided
"We have always made confidants of
each other," began Robert.
"And I shall not hide anything from
you now. I love Clara, and believe
she loves me. but I am engaged to Mrs.
Morrow, and cannot honorably break
"Then leave the matter entirely to
"What will you do?"
"I will secure your release by the
"By fair means?''
"By Ikt five consent."
And so the interview closed.
On the following day Mr. Anson
sought the home of the widow. She
was in, and upon learning who he was
welcomed him cordially. She asked
him to be seated upon the sofa, upon
which she also gracefully sank. Mr.
Anson had made up his mind to be
brief and business-like; but the gor
geous widow quite upset hira before he
even had broached the subject of his
son's engagem en t. They cam e to speak
of him naturally at last, however, and
the widower saw his opportunity.
"You love my ron V" '
"What a question j Mr. Anson," she
replied, showing her pevfect teeth in a
bewitching smile ; "am I not going to
marry him ?"
"I hope not."
"Sir!" and even the widow's pretty
frown captivated him.
"I beg your pardon," he added, crest
fallen, "I mean that I came to talk the
matter over with you. J)o you think
the match is altogether a good one?"
"I see," and her eyes dropped appro
priately, "you object because I am com
"Indeed I do not. The financial as
pect of the affair has never been con
sidered by me."
The widow here pierced him with a
look of gratitude.
"It was the difference in, in " be
"In social position?" suggested the
"No, no- "
"Ah! I see. You mean in age."
"Yes," he replied sheepislily. -You
divined the reason, and I will Jje per
fectly frank with you. My son is
very dear to me, and it has leen the
dream of my ; life to sea him happily
married to some beautiful and loving
Here the widow turned her glorious
eyes full upon Mr. Anson and man
aged to show her arm, which happened
to be enc'osed in a loose sleeve. It
was a particularly round, smooth arm,
and as white as possible.
"I beg your pardon," hastily contin
ued Mr. Anson; "I know that you are
good, beautiful and lovable-, but "
"But I am too old I r.m thirty. Net
so very old either, although I do feel
older than Robert. My love for him
has been largely of the guardian sort
I have petted and admired him as a
mother might. And he loves me- "
"But not exactly as he should a wife.
He loves another worn a u not a hand
somer or better woman, my dear mad
am but one younger and better suited
to be his wife." .
The widow burst into tear:; presum
ably, at least, as she buried her eyes in
her. handkerchief, and her bosom rose
and fell tumultuously. The widower's
cou-rrago quite forsook him at this, to
hitc unexpected crisis. A pretty woman
in tearsis a melting object, and the ef
fect upon the widoweo that Mrs. Mor
row could have desired. She sank ui
on the soffa in her grief, A'ery close to
him. He wanted to console her, and
so he took her hand. It was white, soft
Please don't cry," he said; I have
grieved and offended you. Pray forgive
"There, don't pity me," said tho wid
ow, in a trembling but musical voice ;
"I have only Robert's happiness and
welfare at heart if he can Ikj happy I
ought to 1 contented."
"Then you release him?"
" And lose a fortune you are a noble
"What is money to me? I am alone
and unloved I shall try to be happy
in the consciousness of having sacrific
ed myself for yotir son."
"He will appreciate your sacrifice,"
i and Mr. Anson wiped a tear from each
of his eyes.
Here Mrs. Morrow wept afresh, and
her head sank back upon the widower's
shoulder. Her form shook convulsive
ly, and he put his arni around her waist
to support her.
"My dear m:idam ," he said "I cannot
find it in my heart to take Robert from
"Robert," she sobbed, I shall , never
erseehiui again; I have nothing left
to desire except your respect and es
teem. Without those I should indeed
Mr. Anson drew her closer to him :
so close that she lay trembling upon
his breast, and he pressed a kiss on her
"You have both, and my deepest ad
miration." "Then I am content. Let Robert
marry the girl of his choice. I only
claim the privilege of retaining an in
terest in his welfare, and a corner in
Mr. Anson promised, as lie bade the
widow adieu at the door, to call again
soon. And he kept his promise so well
that the next evening found him there
"Victory!" murmured the widow, as
she heard him enter the hall; "he will
propose to me before he leaves to-night.
Rolert is a very pretty fellow, but he
is inconstant. The father is. hand
some, infatuated with me already, and
the money is all his. I prefer the
She proved reliable in her predica
tion. Before her caller had kissed her
good-night he had offered her his hand,
heart, and fortune, and she had accept
ed all three.
The result was a double wedding,
and the subsequent happiness of all
concerned. Mr. Anson was a devoted
husband, and Mrs. Morrow made him
a faithful and affectionate wife; while
both paternally watched over the
younger couple. Although so cleverly
fooled by the widow, Mr. Anson never
suspected it, and never had cause for
Mrs. Walworth at Sing Sing.
New York Corresjondencc of Boston Tost.
As I passed Sing Sing on the Hud
son river Road, on Tuesday, and looked
up at the narrow, narrow windows in
the prison, my heart ached for its in
mates, and more especially for that un
happy young man, only twenty on the
17th of August, Frank Walworth. It
seems so strange that the youth of thi3
boy should go for s.o little in the judg
ment that so many have pronounced
upon him, and his peculiar life go for
nothing at all, while his firmness and
self-control, displayed ever since the
eventful day of his life, for which
his whole nineteen yeais had
schooled him, should oniy work against
him. The crudest thing thr- public
has yet done in this case has oeen, it
seems to me, in interpreting malicious
ly the courage, patience, heroism, and
perfect self-control of the Walworth's,
Mother and Son. When a reporter,
chronicling the scene at the Tombs on
the morning when Mrs. Walwoi th bade
her son good-bye, wrote, "she gave him
a well-bred kiss," how much did that
writer know of why a "scene" was so
effectually prevented? Mrs. Wal
worth, with her mother's heart filled
to bursting with the degradation she
feared her son must feel, chained to a
gang of the vilest felons, said, in an
under tone, "Oh, Frank, can you bear
this?" He answered firmly, "Yes,
mother, if only you wont cry " "I will
promise," said the nother, "net to shed
a tear." Alas! she has no tears to shed.
Her sufferings have gone to deep for
tears. Human nature can sailer only
up to r. certain point; after that
comes a feeling almost like relief, a de
ceitful calm, a3 dangerous a3 the sud
den cessation of pain in a wound.
AVhen this sudden physical relief oc
curs, we know that death has begun,
ami when it comes to the mind we
dread death to that, too. Mrs. Wal
worth is now, and has been since first
the awful news reached her, absorbed
in the one idea of enduring for her
son's sake, and working when there is
work to do for him. She is icifectly
and absolutely indifferent to her sur
roundings. Never complains of any dis
comforts or privations; heat or cold,
fatigue or rest she does not appear to
think of. Life is all absorbed in the
one idea of Frank. And in his own
case, life in the prison means, as it has
outside for so many years, "my moth
er." He never admits to her, of to any
member 3f his family, that he feels the
the confinement, the labor, the coarse
food, or any of the hardships of the
prison. He always insists that he is
doing well and takes an interest in his
work. He claims, as he has done from
the first, that he cemmitted no crime,
because he acted iij self-defense, there
fore he does not feel his punishment a
degradation. For, during six months
at a time he slept outside his mother's
door unknown to her, to prevent a night
attack from the family persecutor. He
saw his father put his hand to his
breast-pocket, and thought the pistol
was there, and was about to be used..
"Then," says Frank, "I first thought of
using my own pistol, for I said to my
self, 'What will become of mother, if
he kills me, her only protector? Then
I fired, and, as he closed upon me, fired
again and again."
I have seen much of late of those
who ought to know the Walworth
family best, and that is why I write to
you of the two conspicuous members
of it, for I know Mrs. Walworth, my
self, and knowing so many of her
friends in different places, I feel that
too much cannot be said of her noble
character, or too much sympathy be
felt for her in her misfortunes. Here
is a fact not generally known: There
was a broken chair found in the room
where the fatal altercation took place,
and there were other evidences which,
if uses had been, made of them, would
have established beyond a doubt the
plea of self-defense, and a friend ac
tually pleaded with Frank Walworth
to swear that his father had broken
the chair in attempting to use it as a
weapon of defense against him. This
Frank point blank refused to do, de
claring that not to save himself from
the gallows would he depart from the
truth. Friends, as w ell-meaning, beg
ged Mrs. Walworth to show more feel
ing at the trial, urging that it might
produce a good effect. "I can do noth
ing for effect," she said; "I was never
an actress, and my sufferings have
taught me self-control."
PJtOORAMJIE OF THE ANNUAL
31EETIXU OF THE NPBRASKA
STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIA
TION. The Association will convene Tues
day evening, at G o'clock, Bee. 23d.
C p. M., OFciilns EAereises.
64 r. jr., Address by the President,
J, M. McKenzie, Sup't of
7 r. M., Address by Hon. G. W.
9 A. t., Opening Exercises.
8J4 a. m., Address by C. B. Palmer.
Subject Best Method of
Discussion of address, led by
Prof. G. E. Church and
Prof. A. D. Williams.
lO.ij' a. :.l, Address by Prof. A. L). Wil
liams. Subject The
riace and Value of Ob
ject Teaching in Nebraska
Discussion of address led by
Prof. W. W. Jones and
11 if A. al, Reports of Officers.
l-2 A. m., Address by Prof. S. R.
Thorn pson. Subject. Ag
Discussion to be led by Gov.
11. W. Furnas and W. R.
3 p. M, Report, by Prof. A. F.
Nightingale. Subject A
. Course of Study for our
"Discussion, led by. Rev. E.
Iluber and I N. Cassel.
CJ-g p. 31., Address by Hon. O. P. Ma
" sou. Subject Obligatory
Discussion, led by F. M. Wil
liams and S Wolford.
I) A. M., Opening Excerciscs.
a. m., Address by Prof. W. Rich.
Subject Best Methods of
Recitation and Instruc
Discussion, led br Prof. J.
B. Bruner and Rev. C. G.
10U a. jr., Address by Prof. T. .T. Mor
gan. Subject Profes
sional Qualification of
Discussion, led by TV;f. Os
car S. Ingham and Prof.
Bel Ian gee.
11 Vf a. jr., Elertion of Officers'.
lJi r. jl, Address by Prof. S. II. Man
ly. Subject Best Meth
ods of Moral Culture in
Discussion, led by Prof. J.
II. Kellom and Prof. W.
2Ji r. Jr., Report by Chancellor A. R.
Benton. Subject There
lation of High Schools to
Discussion, led by Judge O.
Hewett and Prof. S. D.
p. M, Miscellaneous Busines?.
Most of the persons named in the
programme have signified their pur
Iose to fill the place assigned them.
Appropriate music will be provided, if
possible, and such reduction of railroad
fare as can le. secured. Of these mat
ters announcement will bo made in
,due time. Let r3 have a large and
enthusiastic gathering of feathers at
Teeumseh. A. R. Benton,
Ch'n Ex. Conil
Substitute For CoMVe.
Now that it costs two bushels of
corn to purchasu a pound of old .gov
ernment Java, fanners naturally turn
their attention, as they did in the ear
ly part of the war, to find a substitute
for coffee. A Californa paper has
found in sweet potato, sliced, dried
and roasted, the best substitute for the
coffee bean. It says: Being very
wholesome as well as exceedingly nu
tritious, it is a valuable substitute for
chiccory and the indifferent article of
peas which make up a large portion of
the mixture usually sold for "pun
ground coffee." Its rich saccharine
contents not only diminish the amount
of sugar required, when it is used, but
so completely agglutinate and settle
the grounds that coffee mixed with
this preparation may be used as line : s
Hour without making the infusion
muddy, thus permitting double the
ordinary strength to be obtained from
the coffee itself. The ground sweet
potato may be mixed with one-half its
bulk of good, pure coffee. This mix
ture will cost less than half the price
of pure coffee, nmlby many is dec ided
ly preferred as a matter of taste.
More important, however, to those
who cannot drink pure coffee, is the
consideration that in the sweet potato
there is no headache, no excitement
of the nerves and no billious affec
tion. GENERAL AIM) IE.
Aunt Hattie hears a little alterca
"Mama, go up stairs and see Aunt
Hattie,'" A rdie says.
"Oh, no, Ardio must'int!" Mamma
answers, "he will bother Aunt Hattie
when she is busy."
Presently a little voice "tomes from
the foot of the stairs.
"Yes, dear," she answers, "what
will you have?"
"Come up stairs?"
"Yes, come right along."
And so, satisfied that he has entirely
overruled mamas objection, ho tri
umphantly ascends the stairs, pittcr
patters through the hall, and seats
himself finally on the little stool de
voted to his especial use in Aunt
I lattice loom.
"Aunt Hattie, pay wis ye bocks,"
comes next, and Uncle Mac's blocks
which amused 7tis baby hour's must be
forthcoming. Little, curious, round,
pasteboard cards they are, with the
letter on one side, and a picture on the
other representing some object begin
ning with the above said letter. They
are faded and gray with the weight of
their thirty years, but they afford
Ardie a vast fund of amusement.
He can tell the dog and pussy, the
cow the horse "Billy," he calls him, the
bear, the birds, and many others, but
his two years sojourn here have hard
ly given him time to learn the letters
yet. Time enough for that however.
By and by the block's lose their
charm, and he roams round the room
on a tour of investigation. Pretty
soon. he spies a paper bag in the. corner,
and after sundry peeps, turns wit li de
lighted face. "Aunt Hattie loppels,"
with a funny little shrug of hi3 shoul
ders and a comical grin. Mama does
not neglect his education r.nd has
taught him not to tease for things, but
Aunt Hattie can't resist that pleading
look in his eyes, so down goes the work,
mid a iopple' is pared for his especial
benefit. After, that, is duly disposed
of he thinks,it time to "go see Mamma,"
but first t Aunt Hat tie's suggest i-n
picks up the Mocks ami 1 (Stores them
to the box, brings it to her to shut up
and then climbs up on the trunk, and
puts it on tlie corner of the table
where it belongs. Then down stairs
he goes, and soon Mamma may be
heard singing "Keep to the right, Boys,"
which is a sure sign A rdie will kkui
be stored snugly away in tho c rib for
his morning's imp.
A few Sundays ago Mamma took
Ardie to church for the first time, it
had been repeatedly impressed upon
hi3 memory that he must not talk in
church. "Me not talk i'church," ho
said, nodding his head decidedly at ev
ery reiteration of tho same. Accord
ingly he started off in all the glory cf
his little new hat which mamma had
made for him the previous week, and
which she and Aunt Hattie had nearly
gone into ecstasies over.
When Aunt Hattie came home from
her church she found mamma and Ar
die there before her.
" Well, Ardie, were you good?"
"N, me naughty boy."
"Why, Ardie, what dirt jou do!"
A nd then Mama pro'Vcded to tell
how he had broken all his promises.
After getting into church he was quiet
perpaps for the space of five minutes.
Mama took his hat off thinking he
would be mere quiet w ithout it.
"Mama, hat on." Mam?, whispers
with a little reproving look, "The
people all take their hat's off," TaVe
yours oil then" Ardie says. All this
so audible that those in the immediate
neighborhood began to look amused.
Just at this juncture the minister
commenced the first prayer. Mamma
did not kneel, but devoted her atten
tion to the little gentleman: Alas,
this did not escHie his quid; eyes!
"Mamma, head down," lie began.
Mamma w-n ittstanlly obedient, but
unfortunately in so doing closed her
eyes. "Mamma, imt go to sleep," with
a terrific little grab at her nose, which
almost made the tears come, and after
one or two vain attempts to still tljo
little chatterbox, sh was fain to taV
him down stairs before the prayer was
over. Mamma felt very badly, but sho
talked to him and he said he would
not do so any more, so instead of go
ing right home she thought she wouht
try him once more and sit in one of
the back seats. She tried Jt, and for a
little while he was the ptct re cf, staid
propriety. But pretty noon he saw a
little boy looking at him, so he shrug
ged up his shoulders and griuned a lit
tle bit of a grin by way of experiment.
Finding that the boy was much amused
he roused hiiiijelf for further ext it ion.
He fidgeted around awhile, and finally
stood tip on tjie se;t :.nd punched a
genii "man in liont cf him w ith his
little foreiing-r. till he turned round,
when Ardie repeated hi shrug and
grin. This provoked a smile even from
the gentleman, and some young ladies
behind him tittered audibly. '1 hen ha
turned round to thr-nt and laughed too,
and liodied Ki lit 1 1 - he. id iii great glee
.MamiiP-i's 3"fi'oi tb were. u:l-r!y inade
quate to subfile l im, nnd at last tho
only alternative w.ls cho.u-n of convey
ing bin) again from the room. This
time Mamma was so thoroughly mor
tified, that drpit: her living heart
which never could punish the darling
baby she just had to give him a litllo
shake, and quite a big scolding. Then
Ardie cried, and they had quite a little
time in the ntn i t c:r all to themselves.
Next Sunday, Ardie, when i:i-t d if
he would be a good boy in church, re
plied "not," so Mamma had to utay at
home with him and make up her mir d
to wait patiently . for the time when
with years Ardie should have learned
the art of silence, so hurd a lesson for
many to learn. ,
While Aunt Hattie is writing all
this she hears Papa below reading tho
"Young Folks" to brother "Daffy," and
when something very funny is. read,
and "Daffy," Papa and Mamma, all
laugh, Ardie laughs too fronj his little
bed, aa if he most fully appreciated it
all. At last he quietly slip.; down
from the bed, across tho floor and into.
Papa's arpi'i, who is obliged," perfoti'e,
to lay down tho book, stop the charm
ing account of the little darkey child-.
LKiMf llJi't. tfe va-A J " ---- -
"Play on the Golden Harp," charms
Ardie into the land of dreams, whero
perhaps bright spirits ma' come and
whiVper to him little gentle thoughts,
ii,.! Iot-mt ltni.r.r: tvb lei i U'i 1 1 crt
1 AV lillllV ,1 ,,i'l. 11 ... t
with him through tho next day, and
make him tiro darling precious baby
wo all love so much.
The Lyons (N. Y.) Rjwbl:an strikes
a square blow: i
St) far as we have seen, none of the
Democratic newspapers have mention
ed the fact that the recently developed
robberies of the Brooklyn city treasury
were perpetrated by Democratic
offkials. The ..'rga'ns of Democracy
are very urgent in their demands for
an honest administration of public
affairs; nd it is a little singular, under
the circumstances, that even In the few.
localities where Democrats have tho
handling of the people's money thero
are so many instances c f defalcation.
31iJ.Ho .Men In Trad.
There is no denying tb: court that i?
paid to the rising party by men of all
callings and condition. Tho other,
day a venerable preacher of the Chris
tian persuasion was holding service in
his church, which is the heart of a
grange community. In I no romse oi
his -sermon he becaui' eloquent, and
exhorted his hearer to c- me to Christ;
and, insisting upon p -ona! and direct
communion with the at'.er, declared
that all other means woie as "useless
as middie-men in trade." The next day
he went to his butcher's to buy him
some meat, and was tV.inderslrurk to
be deni"d. "What!" Jf; exclaimed,
"don't I pay for what t get?" waxirg
wroth as i.e .reason; d. "I I ? vent I
always paid for what 1 got?" ,
"Yes" coolly replied the butcher;
'but 1 can't sell you any more meat.
You must go to the stca: for your
steak, and I am going to Christ for my
religion. I don't want aiiy middle
men aruund me." EX.
X'k lftimfla ti .b.1.1 liLilttrr,.
What, asks the Lon don Spoct it or, i
the liability of an editor to his person
al friends? Strictly speaking he should
have none; should attack Lis own
father if he disproves bis speeches cr
lash his wife's last book if he thinks it
rubbish. This is, no doubt, abstractly
true to steal an e'p 'grant from an
Australian who once wrote a pamphlet
on trie subject th:t an editor should
livo in a cellar; but in- practice men
will not comply with either condition,
and all such demands would drive rll
the men with hearts and tempers out
of the profession. It i?, nevertheless,
excessively difficult to find a rule that
shall be morally sutli dent; for silence,
though it will mWt the case of a book,
unless of the first importance, will not
meet that cf grave political act; or.'.
We'suspect that, in this case, ihe prac
tice of Parliament is still tho best
guide, and the journalist in ; bound, as,
the statesman. would be beuud, to dc
his duty and take the cousequciirC-S---.
He might be a little more gentle in his
language, a little more apologetic i.".,
his tone, but the attack must Pot bo!
deprived of any of its etiieiency f
any personal coide-rai ioiV wbp tovAr
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