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OVER HER WORK.
Oh, I stood beside her and watched her tew
Tim a year, a month and a week ago;
But my memory holds with subtle power
The fallacious sweetness of that hour.
Wliea with curious stitch the oft-eyd jilt
WrouraTtaie heart of mine ta her crazy-quilt.
While over the work was her head bent low.
And I watched the silken devices grow,
Tben T wooed ray love in such yen tie speech
As 1 thought was surest her heart to reach:
Aud uobody knowa the castles I built.
All for her and me and the crazy-quilt.
She raises those wonderful tender eyes
Now toward my face In a vague surprise.
On her cheek a flutter of softest pink:
And the scattered silks of the carpet sink.
Her lap is a tang-lc of floss and Kilt
Ob it's all unheeded, thecrazy-oullt!
And straightforward shines ia that wistful
The light of those wonderful eyes o' gray.
The sweet lips a-tremble. my heart beau fast:
The prize or my patient ia come at last:
"When it'squirworn out,"(I wither!.! wilt!)
May I have yourcravat for my crazy-quilt?'
CuUi Hall in Puck.
THE KIVAL PICNICS
How an Accident Settled Opposi
tion and Led to a Wedding.
THURSDAY, JDLT 4TH.
OLOBIOUS! ANNIVERSARY OF INDE
PKKDAXCE. The Mettiodtst Congregation of! Muldleburg
will hold a First Class picnic at Clapp's hilL
Brass band, ice cream, poem. Orration
and Are works, meet at Mason's 2 p. u.
Tickets 76 cts! Children H price.
"There!" said Jul. Tully, as he affixed
this notice to a post in Mason's store.
"I bet that I'll fetch the hull village."
Ed. was a muscular young wheel right
of lively manners and social instincts.
Reuben Applegate, the best carpenter
in Middleburg, stepped back to survey
the placard, and remarked, with the
shy conceit of the true artist: "It looks
well, if I did do it."
"It.s'spleBdid.,,said Ed; "pood as print
Bnt mum's the word, for if Holloway's
folks know we're expectin' to make
anything for our preacher, not one of
'em will buy a ticket, while, as it is, the
young fellers might find the picnic a
good, cheap treat for their girls. Hello,
Mason!" as the store-keeper looked
out through a little window and under
the legend Postofuce "don't let on to
Holloway's folks that we're raisin'
money for Mr. Dodd." Then the young
men went down the village street.
Presently old Mrs. Crawford -and her
pretty niece Abby dropped into the
"Any letters for us, Mr. Mason? No?
Whv it seems as though somebody had
ought to write. Got any dark blue
paper muslin? Why, sakes alive,
Aiby" (as she spied the placard), "if
Dodd's folks ain't going to give a
The store-keeper's gossipy -soul un
derwent a moment's struggle; then he
compounded with conscience bv saying,
-Well, Miss Crawford,. I'll tell you, as
a secret, we're raisin' mouey to buy Mr.
0odd a horse and buggy."
Miss Crawford, who was a massively
built and conscientious old lady, became
at once very thoughtful, and in walking
home she remarked:
"When we need an organ so bad. if
don't seem right to help Dodd's folks to
get a horse and buggy. Don't you go
to that picnic, Abby.
"But, aunt," said Abby, "the picnic's
"Abby," Miss Crawford answered,
turning upon her niece a large, solid
countenance that seemed to open up the
whole subject of architecture, "ever
since a certain person has come to Mid
dleburg I've noticed you don't take se
rious views of things."
Abby flung her. little head away, and
indulged ia that pain and privilege of
youth called blushing. The girl, haying
soft dark eyes, rich gold brown hair,
and dainty skin, blushed uncommonly
well, the pale rose of her cheek just
deepening to a lovely carnation. "Oh,
aunt!" she stammered, "you know Ire
fused Dr. Worth, although I did love"
the aunt turned that study in masonry
upon her again "I did love his little
daughter Mabel dearly."
"Abby," said tho good' woman, "pas
sionately dashing a tear from her hon
est eyes. ''I'd rather see you dead and
buried than married to "a "heathen, or,
what's worse, an an Armenian.
Miss Crawford's strange use of this
last word was owing to a slight misun
derstanding of Mr. Holloway, her pas
tor, when, jn reference to the Methodist
Church, he remarked mildly: "Mr.
Dodd is rather too Arminian for me;
rather too Arminian."
Some of 'the congregation, not vested
in theological terms, heard this with
awe and horror, and easily changing a
vowel, the word "Armenian" had be
come a terrible cabalistic svnonym for
all heresy and schism. Middleburg
Ksscssed but two churches,, and thevil
ra were pretty evenly divided be
tween Mr. HoUowaw Presbyterian, and
Mr. Dodd. Methodist. . The two gentle
men entertained respect for each other,
and although; Mr. Holloway being dig
nified and scholarly and Mr. Dodd be
ing free-spoken and familiar, there was
no intimacy-be&ween them, neither sus
pected that their congregations were
nourishing a bitter rivalry.
Miss Crawford, on recovering from
her outburst against heterodoxy, chanced
to meet the Sparks girls, . and she
told them the news.
"Picnic!" cried Maty Sparks, with
proper spirit. "Horse and buggv for
Mr. Dodd? Guess not." Let's have a
picnic ourselves." -
"A grand idea," said Miss Crawford;
"but the horn is engaged, so is the drum.
Whv, what'sleftforus?" "
"I'll call mv brothers," said- Mary
Sparks. She did so promptly, and the
whole party proceeded to the school
house to consult Mr. Godfrey, the teach
er, a rather weak-eyed and weak-kneed
young man, but one who had undoubted1
"Well turn out with our choir," he at
once decided, "and we'll have a barrel
of root-beer.- and I'll 'make a speech
and if Dr. Worth wilMet us have little
Mabel, she can recite 'The Drummer
Boy." . e
Miss Crawford, forgetting everything
but her eagerness to further the glorious
project? ordered her niece sharply,
"Now, Abby, fly to Dr. Worth's and en
gage Mabel. Bun, child, run!"
Dr. Worth's, old housekeeper being
away, the lonely widower was discus-;
sing such, a cold meal asher bounty al
lowed him, when he heard little knock
at the front door.- On-opening it, he
said, half sadly, half.jocosely, "Well,
Abby,-have you changed your mind at
"Oh!" answered Abby, her cheeks
turning a -ehade that would, bring the
?prize at a' flower show,--"suntsent9e."
"wea, come in, anyway," said the
doctor. t , "
faltered Al,disaTed.as.ghe found
herself ak,wiliMiriMsiorC-' - ;.
"That reliable woman Is-TisitiMf her
cCKui&'s sUp-fatfeer's grwnafsiothsr in
the next town." answered the doctor,
eravelv: "and this is my dinner
Eointing to the table "cold pie, cold
cans, cold ham, cold-tea. Oh, Abby"
(and catching both her hands, he held
them tight), "don't yoa think I need a
little wife to look after me?"
"Oh!" ejaculated Abby.'"ain't you
"Yes, awfully in love, my dear," he
The doctor was a farmer's son. and a
good natural understanding, with a few
vears of the medical school, had made
him a clever man in his calling, without
much flfcturbing the standard of taste
that obtained upon the old farm; so a
sweet country girl, without the repose
of the Vere 3e Veres, was his ideal of
"Abby," he went on, "once for all,
will you marry me?"'
"No," answered Abby, struggling to
be firm; "for I can't oh, I can't be
"Wicked?" repeated Worth.
''You've never been to church but
once since you came to Middleburg, and
then yon went to Dodd's and be's--he's"
her voice sank to a horrified whisper
"he's an Armenian."
"Nonsense! he's a Yankee," said the
doctor, looking puzzled. "But never
mind. I'll sit under Holloway to please
you. Abby. What's the difference?"
"That's worst of all," cried the poor
girl, in genuine distress. "Aunt says
evervbody must have convictions."
"Then I'm all right," answered
Worth, with the ertinacity of the rural
lover, "for I have the conviction that I
love you." At the word he impulsively
stepped toward her, and she. with a
scared look, shrank away from him.
The doctor then turned a little pale,
and said, coldly: "I shall never trouble
you again never." And when Abby
hurriedly explained: "I wanted to ask
if Mabel might come to our picnic on the
Fourth," lie answered civilly: "Cer
tainly; she's playing in the wood-shed,"
and "opening a door, he called: "Ma
bel!" "Yes, father," answered a child's
voice, and the sweetest, lightest, bright
est little maid of seven years old came
running in, and with a cry of joy sprang
to Abbv's arms.
"Oh" Abby!" she said, "have you
come to live "with us? Do come and live
with us. We could send away the
house-keeper and have such fun. I love
you so much, Abbv I ?ove you so
When Abby, having easily won the
child over tb 'her plans, timidly asked
Worth, "You will come to the picnic,
too?" he refused.
"No; I'm not in the mood .for such
things," and he turned away from her.
Before night Mason's store saw elab
orately lettered in colored inks, this no
tice: THKBUiTUDAYOF OUR VREATKATION
Thursday. Jcia 4th.
OHAND PICNIC. AT CuAPP'S HILL,
by Ma. Holloway's Congregation.
Glee" B8 urmg at a snipe, iiwhw,,
tho? firearms is so dangerous that it is
bidden within the city limits.
0bjj-We notice in the Genoa Enter
se that Miss Maggie Hcimbach is
filing old acquaintances there ; that
tnenes Pearsall put in the lowest bid
knj building the Methodist church;
the;t W. . Walton has moved into
" new dwelling; that Hon. Horace
?4jjj Chase of Peoria, 111., lately ap
"nted Sup't of the Indian Indus-
gat4l School, has made Genoa a visit,
to put up with an insult from
w v, jr a
"No," responded Rube. "Naw not
much," growled Dave Brown. And
just then Godfrey's pallid, nervous face
appeared in the doorway, flanked by the
broad, freckled countenances of "the
"Hello!" shouted Brown. "I see a
"Some young man must be looking in
the glass," remarked Godfrey, while
supporters raised a guflaw.
"Say!" demanded Tully, striding up
to Godfrey, "did you write that thing?"
and he pointed to the offensive paper.
'I did; and I spelled it too."
-Can you sped that?" asked Dave
Brown, 'thrusting a brawny fist right
under the school-master's nose.
"Yes, r-o-w-dy," answered Godfrey;
but, thanks to the tardiness of Dave's
mental processes, other villagers had in
terfered before the bitter retort had been
fairly felt The Dodd faction retired,
but only.to meditate vengeance.
Middleburg on the Fourth of July
poured itself out in two streams, one set
ting toward the store, the other toward
The processions well, they were
something to see as by different roads
they started for Clapp's HilL The Dodd
party led by the great brass band, i. c,
one French horn blowing off "Yankee
Doodle" in style, while the drum now
and then struck in with an Obligat:
Behind the music rode the orator of the
day Slocum, the shoemaker, mounted
on farmer Day's old white mare, which,
although a patient creature at the plow,
was not friendly to a drum; so Slocum,
being a careful man, kept one hand
twisted in her mane' The orator wore
a cocked hat. whieh was viciously in
clined to-settle upon the top of his nose;
he wore also an Odd-Fellow's scarf of
gorgeous design, and 'the oration an
enormous roll stuck out of his breast
pocket Next strode Ed Tully and
Uube Applegate, arrayed in the blue
badges improvised in paper-muslin, but
of generous proportions. Tnen came
the ice-cream wagon, and, as a guard
to it, Dave Brown's slouching strength,
made conspicious by a grand sash of
the national colors.' Behind him fell in
a hundred of the village people two by
two, old and young, hallooing boys and
toddling babies, pretty girls and stocky, I
At a certain cross-road the Holloway
procession .came up and struck into the
turnpike. As neither party would give
way, the two marched along side by
side, scarcely a furrow's-widtu between
Little Mabel Worth, carrying a blue
silk banner, headed the Holloway party.
She was dressed in a white frock, and
although the wreath in her hair was de
signed by the village milliner, so stub
bornly lovely is childhood that ine small
creature, wide-eyed and serious witluthe
importance oi toe occasion, looxea use
some holy martyr child stepped out from
an old picture. Even the Doddites re
marked her beauty, and Ed. -Tully, in
pure jealousy, directed the horn-blower:
"Toot up now, first-class."
But the Holloway merry-makers had a
surprise in reserve. A dozen g&yly
dressed girls, and a dozen young fellows
with knots of ribbon in their hats, struck
up the "Red, White, and Blue." School
master Godfrey whippedfoat a" flute, a
boy wielded aa aecerfieapoweriaUy.
end a stalwart youth beat a large tin
kettle with superb effect
Dave Brown, of the opposition, turned
mrple with rage, and yelled down the
ine of his command: "Sing, yer fools!
why don't yer sing?" But as this had
not been laid down" in the programme,
people only looked at each other sheep
ishly, and nobody liked to begin. The
whole Holloway line was now one great
choir. Everybody sang at the top of his
lungs. Godfrey, mounted astride the
barrel of root-beer, which was made fast
upon a-buckboard wagon,- led off the
tunes with his shrill flute, while the
colors of freedom streamed from his hat,
and his heart rose high in triumph and
On went the two armies, exactly
abreast until, just before reaching
Clapp's River, that white mare took a
notion to show her mettle. So the
Dodd procession was delayed, and fully
a dozen yards ahead of its van little
Mabel put her foot upon the first plank
of Clapp's Bridge. Over this bridge
was the only way ox reaching (Jiapp s
Hill, and the structure was hardly wide
enough to take in the rival columns
abreast Fiuding his party so far in ad-'
vance, Godfrey, from his perch on the
beer barrel, yelled: "We"ve got the
right of way. Hurrah!"
"No yer hain't," answered Dave
Brown, urging his friends forward.
"Say!" shouted Godfey, as the ex-,
cited enemy ncared him, "keep Back,
wpn't you? I don't believe in this
"Yah!" howled Brown in a fury.
'Yah! No you don't!" and encouraged
his army with: "Don't let Holloway's
folks beat us." "Don't give in, boys,"
and other battle-cries.
"Keep back!" cried Goodfrey again.
"The old bridge is rotten."
"Think were green, don't yer?1
Dave flung the defiant answer, and with
a spurt the lagging company came,
alongside. The white mare kicked aud
trampled bravely, the horn blared, the'
young men of "the opposing factions
elbowed each other, the girls exchanged
"Oh, you horrid thing!" and such fem
inine small-shot. The buck-board aud
barrel had reached the center of the
bridge: the ice-cream cart struggled
along to the same point, and desperately
tried to pass; the wheels of the two vehi
cles became locked. Godfrey shouted.
Brown jeered, the people pressed madly
forward, and suddenly hark! a strange
cracking sound, then a sickening, sway
ing motion, a crash, and Clapp's
Bridge with its burden of humanity has
There were wild cries, vain struggles,
selfish graspings that dragged those at
the edges into the pit which had opened;
another and another support fell in, un
til both gallant companies lay in the
shallow river-bed. Except in the chan
nel, which had a swift current, but was
at this season only a few feet wide, the
water was hardly knee-deep. Then the
bridge was luckily a very low one; so,
though bedraggled, scared, and bruised,
the people soon stood up in great num
bers, and began running about and cal-
l?6Vor tneir fnenus and relations. Ine
. ry answers, "Here we are!" and
right!" came fasterand faster, and
thene was so efficient in helping as big
the? Brown, who had done most to
ll 1 causing the disaster. At last he
Tied out of the water with Abby, :
BuCJier first cry was: "Mabel! where's
QOr!mebody had seen the child go down
, ."he crash, carrying with her the
er; but though nienjind boys did
valuers among the timbers, and though
&c.J" one else was accounted for, there
...no trace of little Mabel.
le distracted father came rushing.
the e Spot, and plunged into the nar
Omshannel. lie risked his life niadlv:
he raised every fallen bcanl in t lie search;
and after hours of vain labor he crawled
up the bank, so white, so despairingly,
that peop'e, in every awe of such grief,
fell back. Abby alone came to him,
saying, between bitter sobs:
""You trusted her to me. Oh! can you
ever forgive me?"
"My poor Abby!" said the doctor,
tender and kind even in all his great
sorrow. And as the mournful train
moved away from the- fatal spot, Abby
clung to his arm.
The two ministers coming to meet
their congregations, Mr. Dodd wrung
Mr. Holloway's hand, and said, "My
poor people have not understood me;
I never dreamed df this wicked rivalry."
Mr. Hollo. vay returned, earnestly:
"Over this innocent child's body, when
that cruel river gives it up, we must
join hands,, and teach plainly that'
brotherly love stands as the first "article
of our belief."
But, oh! what was to heal thatfather's
broken heart? With a poor weeping
E'rl clinging to him, the stricken man
mt his steps towards his desolate
home. With vacant, unseeing eyes be
slowly passed by each familiar land
mark the mill, the brook, the apple,
orchard, the wicker gate that led to
Brown's farm-house, then
But just here a crv was heard of
Mrs. Brown came tearing down the
garden walk, and dragged him with
er to the house, and into the darkened
best parlor. From the sota came' a
faint voice: "Father!" and lying there,
pale but safe and warm, was Mabel.
Abby, with one great outburst of joy,
clasped the child, and the persevering
little maid asked at once "Won't you
come and live at our house, Abby?"
"Dave saved her," Mrs. Brown ex
plained, volubly, "fle spied a bit of
the blue silk banner floatin' a'most out
of sight 'way down that river channel.
He made for it got a holt of the child,
just cut across lots, and brought her up
here. Dear sus! she's only just come to,
I couldn't leave her alone to come "and
tell you, and Dave he wouldn't show
himself nohow, and "
"Where is Dave?" interrupted the
"Dear suslhe's in the barn a-cryin,' he
feels himself such a villain," said the
nun great rejoicing tne whole com-
Eany went to hunt up the hero' of the
our. He lay in an empty stall, face
down, upon a pile of hay and could
just manage to jerk out, "I won't
never put the "fellers up to no more
mischief, if if them as-is hurt can
forgive me." Then, the village bully
shed tears copiously on the barn floor,
and bellowed aloud, until by main force
he was picked up and comforted; so
there have been known to history vil
lains of much deeper dye than Dave
Though there were several broken
bones and a great many bruises, on-the
whole the experience of the rival pic
nics was worth a library of sermons,
and it led to a famous wedding, at
which little Mabel wept about proclaim
ing, "Abby's coming to live at our
house." Fanny Foster Clark, in Har
Tea culture in Cevlon is making
headway. The crop this yeart if eats'
Bated at 3,600,000 pounds.
Aitkoriied CaniUl, - - $250,000
Paid It Capitol, - 60,000
Sarplns aid Profits, - - 13,000
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Columbus, : : : Nebraska.
J. J. 91 AUG 11 AN,
Justice, County Surveyor, Notary.
Lantl and Collection Ayent.
Parties desiring survevin'r done can
notify me by mail at Platte Centre, Neb.
"P 11. RVSCIIK,
llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whins,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, trunks,
realises, buggy tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings, &c, at tne lowest possible
prices. Repairs pn mptly attended to.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. 52 Cmo.
DEPUTY CO. SURVEYOR.
Will do general surveying in Platte
and adjoining counties. Office with S. C.
JS. MURDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Havehad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunitytoestimateforyou. "STShop on
13th St., one door "west of Friedbof &
Co's. store. Columbus. Nebr. 483-v
O. O. STTAT-NTOJST
Till and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-.Work, Roofing and Gutter
ing a Specialty . .
IShop on Olive Street, 2 doors
north of Brodfeuhrer's Jewelry Store.
LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT,
His lands comprise some fine tracts
in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion of Plette county. Taxes
paid for noB-residents. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 20 y
Kofk Spiig Coil, $7.00 per tei
Carbon (Wye-aii-) Coal 6.00 "
El.lon (Iowa) Coal 5.00 "
Blacksmith Coal of beet quality al
ways on hand at low
North Side Eleventh St.,
S AML C. SMITH, Ag't.
ISTI have a large number of improve d
Farms for sale cheap. Also unimproved
farming and grazing lands, from ft to $!
U3TSpecial attention paid to making
linal proof on Homestead and Timber
"ETTA 11 having lands to sell will tliul it
to their advantage to leave them in my
hands for sale. Money to loan on farms.
F. H. Marty, Clerk, speaks Gcrmau.
30-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
All kinds of Repairing done oa
Short Notice. Buggies, Wag
ons, etc., made to order,
and all work Guar
anteed. Abo sell the world-famous Walter A.
Wood Mowers. Reapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
rShop opposite the " Tattersall," on
Olive St.. COLUMBUS. 26-ni
13. A. FOWLEIt,
150S Titus St., OMAIA, 11X8.
PLANS AN1 SPKCIKICATIONS 1'URNISIIF.D
for all kinds ot Public Buildings aud
Private Dwellings. Architect of Willard
Block, Child's Hospital, Residence of
Hon. J. M.Thurston, Residence of Hon.
John I. Redick, Omaha; Residence of
Hon. G. W. E. Dorsey, Masonic Hall,
Fremont, Neb; Residence of C. C. Crow
ell, Esq., First National Bank, Blair,
Neb; Residence of Tho. Bryant, First
National Bank, Schuyler, Neb., and ma
nv others. 43-mt"
tn presents given away.
Send us 5 cents postage,
ivuv anu iy man you win gei
free a package of goods of iarire value,
mat win siari you in worK iuti win ai
once bring you'in money faster than any
thing else in America. AH about the
$200,000 in presents with each box.
Agents wanted everywhere, of either
sex, of all ages, for all the time, or spare
time only, to work for us at their own
homes. Fortunes for all workers ab
solutely assured. Don't delay, H. Hal
lktt & Co., Portland, Maine.
piAflPOE-LL Ac MT. CX.AIK,
!Rags and Iron !
The highest market price paid lor rags
and iron. Store in the Bubacb building,
Olive st., Columbus, Neb. 15-tf
But a Grand Success.
R P. BRIGHAM'S AUTOMATIC WA-
terTrough for stock. He refers to
every man who has it in use Call on or
leave orders at George Yale', opposite
Oehlrich's grocery. -6m
AT)Tf TryiTI Send six cents for
I 111 I A hi postage.and receive
-1- J-WXJJ-J. free a costly box of
goods which will help you to more money
right away than anything else in this
world. All, of either sex, succeed from
first hour. The broad road to fortune
opens before the workers, absolutely
sure. At once address, Truk & Co.,
1tTOTICE TO TEACHERS.
J. B. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office at the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction of any other business
pertaining to schools. 667-y
TJAMILTO-! MEADE, M. Ik,
PHYSICIAN. ANDSUR GEON,
Platte Center, Nebraska. 9-y.
bttii nl W aimer
aw tit Old Gatlfuaa Tk ttk Starcfl
est of Seir-Safltoieat YHiUr.
The youth had been patronizing the
young ladies by vouchsafing choice bits
of his superior wisdom. '-You remem
ber what Coesar said when he was about
to cross the Rubicon?" said the old
gentleman. --Certainly," replied the
youth, with a careless glance of pity at
the young ladies, who of course could
sot be expected to know everything that
la man knows. "And of course you are
'equally familiar with the life of Peter
the Hermit?' continued the old gentle
man. "I should say that I-was," re
plied the young man quickly, but not
without a 'slight! v troubled look in his
face. "And bcniiramide." the old gen
tleman went on, "you recall bis famous
saying?" "Yes," gasped the youth,.
wishing that the old gentleman might be
struck with apoplexy as soen as con
venient. "I'm glad you remember it,"
said the old gentleman, with animation,
"for I've clean forgotten it. Now, if
you'll be kind enough, and no doubt the
the ladies woald begjad.to hear it also."
The youth by this time wished that the
old gentleman had died in infancy, and
'as for the young ladies, he couldn t help
thinking how much better it would have
been had they never been born. "By
'the way," pursued the old gentleman,
.seeing "the youth hesitate, "who was
Seniiramide? lie had something to
do with tho last Franco-Prussian war,
-hadn't he?" "Yes, oh yes," replied the
youth, catching at the bait with eager
ness, while something like a giggle
was passed around among the young
ladies, as if it were a paper of cara
mels. "And Peter the Hermit was
instrumental in bringing about a peace
at the close of that struggle?" "Yes."
The youth said this very faintly. "But
Caisar held outand marcliua his shat
tered force into the Wallachiau princi
pality?" "That's the way-1 remember
it," roplied the youth, with a despera
tion born of despair. Then the old gen
tleman looked at the young ladies, who
were engaged in stuffing their mouths
full of pocket-handkerchief, and then he
looked at the youth and exclaimed:
"Ah, sir, how I envy you your stores of
knowledge! What a comfort you must.
be to your parents!" Then the youth(i
gin up anu went out into me ciiceness
night, and cussed the old gentleman be
hind his back. And the young ladies
laughed iu unison, but the noise of their
laughter was overborne by the merry
peals of the old gentleman. Boston
Cossyressur m Sin Acalavt Ilumaaltjr and
Women who have the livings to earn
must encounter severe competition, and
they will never receive consideration be
cause they arc women. They must ex
cel in order to be successful. Excellence
implies strength not spasmodic, nerv
ous strength, which makes an effort
'once in a while, under extraordinary
pressure, but the strength which can
turn ott daily work without excessive
fatigue the strength which leaves the
eye still bright and the step elastic after
a long day behind the coiinter, over the
sewing-machine, at the desk, at the
easel, in the kitclmn. iu the school-room.
Such strength as this does not go with
a small wmist. From the nature of
things, it can never unless it has been
pointed out iu exceptional cases be
found in women with' small waists.
Strong back and abdominal muscles
muscles which can do their work with
out the deadly props of steel and whale
bone now so universally worn a large
digestive capacity, a rapid and utterly
unobstructed 'low of the blood in the
veins and the arteries these are some
of the requirements of health and
strength. And these things take up
room. In most women God has given
room for these organs and thir pro
cesses, but it is reduced and contracted
in order to make the waist appear
small. In the name of honorable labor;
of healthy aud happy infancy and child
hood; of' intelligent, high-minded wo
manhood; of every tiling that is beautiful
and worth having for women in this
world, we plead for the scorned, the
condemned large waist. Give your
body room. It is a sin against humani
ty and its Maker to compress your waist.
A Cat' Head.
The Connecticut cat is continually
doing queer things. A few uights ago
a Norwich (Com!) young man dreJined
that he was stripling witli burglars
and awoke in a cold perspiration. He
listened and thought he heard a stealthy
step coming along the veranda roof
under his window. The foot-fall sud
denly stopped, and was followed by a
sharp clinking sound, accompanied by
sneezing and spluttering. Silently the
young man slipped out of bed, got his
revolver from the bureau, cocked it,
and went to the window. Suddenly
throwing open the blinds he thrust his
weapon out, prepared to kill a burglar.
Instead of a midnight robber he saw a
black animal crouchingon the roof, oae
end terminating in a stiff, erect tail and
the other in something that looked like
a small stove-pipe. It was a cat with
an empty condensed meat cjin on her
bead. She hail found it in the yard.
Cut it on, and she couldu't get it off.
luring the night she had awakened half
the families in the village thumping the
can against doors aud windows and ve
randa roofs. Each family supposed
they had to do with burglars. Nor
A remarkable icstance of the tenacity
of old beliefs among an ignorant class
lately occurred not very far from Cal
cutta. The i'-cu that the Brituli Gov
ernment ahvas 'icgau every giod.work
with human sacrifice wm long current
among the lower orders of the Iud'uu
people, but it might be .'imposed thai it
had aied out long ago. It appear, how
ever, to be as strong as ever. The boat
men on the Ganges near Rajmehal
somehow came to believe that the Gov
ernment required 100,000 human heads
as the foundation for a great bridge,
and that Government officers were go
ing about the river in search of heads.
A hunting party, consisting of four Eu
ropeans, happening to pass in a boat,
were set upon by 120 boatmen, with the
cry of "Gulla Katta," or cut-throats,
and only escaped with their lives affei'
the greatest difficulty. The men were
arrested, and thirty-one of them sen
tenced te terms of from one to thret?
Sometimes a mas is able to carry a
aigh bead simply beaaaas tiers is bs
RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL..
Brooklyn has only one church to
every 2.624 inhabitants less than aay
other city in the United States.
The late Robert Treat Paine, of
Boston, bequeathed $50,000 for the en
dowment of a chair of practical astron
omy at Harvard college.
Nineteea Suaday-schosls are osn
aected with the Loadoa Church, at'
which the Rev Newman Hall is pastor.,
and these schools at -present contain in
all 5.000 children.'
There are three Presbyteries La
South Carolina, composed almost ex
clusively of colored people, and in con
nection with ths Northern Assembly. It
is thought that the erection of a synod ia
South Carolina must shortly be ths re
sult". The Presbyterisas., according- s a
correspoadent of the Scottish-Amti iemm ,
Journal, have determined to establish a
church in every New England city
where there is a sufficient element
which has been educated ia the Presby
at West Paint this year were: Knaa,
Kentucky; Craighill, at large; O'Brien.
Massachusetts; WUIcox, Georgia; and
Cele, Illinois. This class numbers
thirty-nine. The orignal number was
ninety-seven. The class of 1886 num
"For au obvious reason I will dis
miss the congregation and dispense with
the communion service." said Rev. Dr.
Leonard, rector of the Episcopal Church '
at Fairfield. Cenn., on Sunday last, as,
at the first sounds of the organ, thou
sands of bees swarmed out of the roof,
where they had gone into tho honey
Haverford College, near Philadel
phia, an institution under the care of
the Orthodox Friends, is made the re-"
siduarv legatee of the estate of the late
Jacob P. Jones, of Philadelphia. The
bequest will amount to half, and per
"haps three-quarters of a million. It is
made in memory of an only son, who
was a graduate of the college.
In the death of Rev. Daniel D.
Whedon, D. D., at Atlantic Highlands,
N. J., the Methodist Episcopal Church
loses one of its brightest ornaments.
An accomplished scholar, a good writer, .
an able Biblical commentator, he was
more than all a devout and humble
Christian. The world is better because
he lived and labored in it; and surely n
higher eulogy could be passed on aay
man thaa that
Ine latest declaration of independ
ence has been made in tne Friendly Is
lands, where the King, the Court and
11,090 adherents of the Wesleyaa Meth
odist Church, have severed themselves
from the New South Wales Conference .
and formed the Independent or Free
Church of Tonga. The grievance is
that the New South Wales Confer
ence woultl not consent to transfer them
to the New Zealand Conference.
WIT AND WISDOM.
Timid buyer Is the horse shy or
timid? Ardent seller Not a bit p't it.
Why, he sleeps all alone in his stable.
It is the fashion to name children
after flowers in Virginia. That is proba
bly because they all start out as Virginia
creepers. Pittsburgh Chronicle - Tele
graph. One'of wise Dr. Franklin's wise say
ings was: "Itijf the eyes of others that
rum us." It is a good thought to "chew
on" 'and also to act on in these hard
times. N. Y. Independent.
Teacher Of what is the ocean com
posed? Boy Of salt water. Teacher
Why is the water of the ocean salt?
Boy Because so many salt codfish
swira about in it, I suppose." Texas
"I have here a letter directed to the
prettiest woman in the house," announc
ed the preaidentess of a woman's con
vention. Four reporters oa the front
seat were trampled to death in the rush
for the speaker's stand. Merchant
We judge others by their faults and
ourselves by our virtues. This is not
righteous judgment, perhaps: but with
out some such arrangement, it would be
difficult to discover, as we now do, that
we are ever so much better than our
neighbors. Boston Herald.
"Do you know a man by the same
of Legion?' inquired Dumley of a
friend. "Legion? No. I never heard
of Lttii." "Jenkins told me last night
that I had been called the biggest fool
jackass on earth, and when I dem unfed
the man's name he said it was Legion.
I'm looking for him." Purk.
A lady who has been abroad was
describing some of the sights of her trip
tg her friends. "But what pleased me
as much as anything." she concluded,
"was the wonderful clock at Strasburg."
"Oh, how I should love to seeit!" gush
ed a pretty young woman in pink. "I
am so interested in such things. And
did vou see the celebrated watch on the
Rhine, too?" Drake's Magazine.
"Why, Mr. Fogg," urged the land
lady, "you are not eating anything.
Come, now, try one of mv nice biscuits.
"Thank you. ma'am,'f replied Fojg,
"but when 1 was child I was told never
to ask for anything I didn't see on the
table." The landlady remarked to the
servant, after tea, that she wondered
what Mr. Fogg meant; something hate
ful, she'd bo bound- Boston Transcript.
Teacher Now, young ladies, we
..come to the subject iu moral philosophy
known generally as "the kiss." Miss
Rubylips, if a young man should at
tempt to kiss you how would you act?
Miss Rubylips I should act -n the de
fensivegive him as much fight as pos
sible and eventually surrender. "Whv
would you give him so much trouble?"
"To make him more apprechtive.
The fiercer the battle the sweeter the
victory." Philadelphia Cull.
The Consequences if he Got Left.
"I would like," said the timid lover
to the maiden who had just accepted
him, "I would tike, since we can not
marry at once, to keep our engagement
a secret for the present."
"Why?" asked the astonished damsel.
"Well, the fact is my parents would
disown me "
"Disown yon Am I not worthy to
be their daughter? Is my family not as
good as jours? Am I not t
--One moment, darling, one little mo
ment. You are mistaken."
"Mistaken? I would not marry you
"Stay, I implore you. You, myewn,
are better than I. Von are rich; I am
ror. My parents would disown me
I got left this time-" San Tyaww'ssf
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