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and Gazette. ///-/j EVERY THURSDAY, C H. LIVINGSTON, •,VT\li AND PROPRIETOR. DEVOTED TO POLITICS, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND WHOLE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE. VOL. 33. ELIZABETHTOWN, ESSEX COUNTY, N. Y., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1884. NO. 4 Reading notices, among reading matter, 5 cents per line. Business cards (not occupying more than one inch space) $3 per year. Legal advertising at rates prescribed by law. Other advertising rates made known on application. Birth, marriage and death noticesare free. Correspondence of public interest solicited from, all parts of the county. The subscription price of the POST AH» GAZBTTK is $1.50 per year, payable strict- ly in advance. BUSINESS CAJIDS. (01) H '•' !\•''•'* • 5rn ey and Counsellor at Law, 3r coy and Counsellor at Law, itoroeys and Counsellors at Law, jtornev and Counsellor at Law. POKTR Y. My lilttle WIT*. She isn't Tery pretty (So say her lady mends); She's neither wise nor witty With verbal oaas ana ends. No fleeting fre&kB of fashion Across her fancy nin Hno's never in a passion- Her volne is low Mid cooing, 8h« listens more than npenkn • While others talk of doing. The duty near sho Beck* It may b« but burnlslj The BlrtflhoartJ* ncanty plat©. Or but with broad to furnish The liotrsrar at the g&te. So I, who soe what frraoog She sliwlfl on lowly life, To fashion'» fatrcnt faces I>r«f(ir my Uttlo wlfa A nd (.hough at. nor with pity Tho city dames may nmiio. Who doom her hardly prot.tj And nadir oat of stylo; No musically nvimt. I think Pd be Tlie lx>Kfi'ar I'll make me a little sister Of all tho Oowere that grow ; I'll make her body of lllle®, Because they're soft and whit^ : I'll make her eyes of violets, With dowdrops shining bright • I'D make her lips of rosebudB ; Her cheeks of rose loaves-re*!, Her hair of silky corn tops AII braided 'round her head ; With apple tree and pear leaven ni;mak*> her a lovely gown. With rows of golden buttercup* For buttons, up and down. I'll dance with my little sln(er Away to the rlvor strand— \ One mwt hare aprtem, Aunt Oelestin,\ •aid I, ooloring in apK« of myself. \Have k jawt own way, IMM,\ said AM* Oeleatia, with calm disapproval. •' All I « n M y is (hat the yomng ladies of the ently from what they did whoa I was a girl.\ B«t the 4«w old lady said no more. MUly and I felt like » p»li at arch-conspiratora, to be rare, but them there aeeiatd to be D« keij for i t A»d the twelve dollM. a week was auoh » wvlooaua addition to oar alendei -•'\OGR* PEERS I i I is and <uU of I II f \( han >•< the < t 1 11 trail', u t ion r I ii hi w f^imo. 15 1 I i htandsrid . ;v <n Mmt all perRonR areforbid- 1 Fsii or Hunt on any of the Mrondark Iron and Sleei €o., ^''••OM Mili'.iirv Tract,\ in the county diu' ? U: \ \' Xl ' w York - and are for \ ,. ,, •' \•'-!>:i^ thcrron in any way, un- ^s! r '\ nai:; ' \ f (lK ' Iaw - A* 1 persons inoti \ n ~ ''\' n '\\. for the purpose of itcsi'!' 1 11 !lun: ' ;; ~ li r fishing, will beprose- J ^'F.- R. THOMPSON, President, ^ -V-lir'iniiiick Club Incorporated. - K. HARNES, licensed Auctioneer ^ ^ Fl> R KS^EX COUNTY. 'Wl Pa \ '\' \ 1 0 auctioneering line idrLl a V tniitl 1 <«• Terms reasonable. \ \ ». Westport, N . Y. MISCELLANY. F HE ROYAL RESTAURANT. Has Him Liliae gone ?\ was sitting bj the pastry-room window, witn my head cm my hand, dreainily watch* ng the golden robes of the eunset trail thomeeWes all along the narrow strip of sky 1 fc cam© within my vision, when little Abel the errand boy thrust his paper-cap- ped head around the corner of the doorway. \No aaid I, starting np, \she hasn't. What to it, Abel ? I sent in the pies half an aour ago.\ \ 'Tain't the pies,,miss,\ aaid Abel. \ It's 1 ' He doesn't want to be baked I pre- sume,\ remarked I. \ No, mies,\ said Abel, who never could be made to understand the nature of a joke^ \ He wants half a dozen Boston cream cakes, and half a dozen of them pink Char- lottes. For a invalid, miss, be eaya.\ \ I don't think I have so many left,\ said I, oritically surveying my littio eorp» de re- %erte of sweets and confections. '' But w \ Pray excuse me for intruding,\ spoke a deep, and not unpleasant Toioe at thie mo- ment as a gentleman in a seal-skin cap and a long silky board came around the entry wail. \ But you? cream eike» are BO deli- cate that I Bhould like to take a few io as inyalid l*dy. Will you be BO good as to select some for me, ae well as some of those beautiful colored Charlotte Rosses ?\ 1 colored. Pastry cook's assistant though I was at the Royal Restaurant, I yet laid some secret claim to the title of lady, and it wasn't quite pleasant to be caught with my hair tied back in a Madras pooket-handker- chief, and my figure entirely swallowed np in a big-apron. But, with all the dignity I could command, I chose out the cakes and Busses, packed them in a small paste-board box, and expressed a gracious hope that the lady would be pleased. \ She can't help it,\ &ftid my customer. '' I never tasted such delicate and appetiz- ing morsels in my life. Did you make them yourself ?\ I nodded. \ I learned in Boston,\ said I, \ of a school-mate whose great-grandmothe* was one of the Pilgrim Mothers. You will settle w th the cashier outside, please,\ a* he was doubtfully taking out his purse. He bowed and vanished—and I turned back to my little room where the light and glory of the sunset seemed to have all faded it. \Bianca called to the head pastry >ok down stairs, \ is there anything els© t-night ?\ \ Nothing, signorina,\ Bianca antwered, from the depths of her oozy little brick- >yed kitchen. 8o I put on my bonnet and went home. Home. Yes, I had * home, thank Heayen, wsd it was for the possession of that home that I went daily to the little room in the Royal Restaurant, and made torts, puffs, eclairs, and dainty confections to suit the public taste, delnding my poor Aunt Celes- tia, the while, with the notion that I was taking lessons in Mrs. Stenmond Siegvolk'e Art Studio. For Aunt Oelestia was one of those majestic old ladies who sit in high- backed chairs with black-mittened hands white puffs of hair under old lace lap- peto, and talk of the days of President Fill- more and the departed beauty of Myra Olark Gaines and time. Bodiaoo, and it would hare broken her Tenerable heart if she had dreamed that I, her nieoe, Liliaa Bellairs, had condescended ao low aa to take money for work performed. But what were we to do T Rent must be paid, butohar, baker tod gasman—the mod- ibstitute for eandl»-afcick maker—mart be aattled with. The Tery floor couldn't be acrubDed, onlesB we had money to pay the cleaning woman. My dater Milly, who took in toe embroidery on the «ly. found that BOOTO« of emolument entirely inraffl- oient to aid Aunt Oelestia's small income, and*), one day, knowing myeU-to -be a reperb amateur oook, I went desperately to the Royal Rortaurani, proffered my services, .erred a trial week, and « engaged at - Mdary of twelv« dollar* a week. And to n » H wemed «lmo«t equal to the inoomeofaRotiMchfld. MHly and I inT«ated th« tale about Stan- mond Siagrolk, und th« Art Course, to £Sf, mylt. but she wa. not altogether ^f -aid -he, tooktog a •* if the w«« a TWO LOIW-FELT WANTS. Bill Nye Tell. How They Fo.rftt and WeM Mcoeped la by tke SUmttW. Robert J. Burdette having related hit ex. perienoe with a young and struggling daily, I move that other brethren present relaU their own little history. I think it is some- timos a relief to unburden the soul by a confession. I toyed with a daily onoe which was in. rporated to fill a long-felt want. I did not know it * a loaded. There waa a rival Upon this particular evening as I oome homo, the dark liltlo parlor seemed even dimmer and dingier than ovor, with Aunt Celestia sitting by tho flre, and Milly colled up beside her. For Milly had been but poorly of late, and we were beginning to fool auricros about her fading roses and hol- low cheeks, and that little persistent cough which troubled her so, at night. Wo have had company to-day, Lilias,\ said Aunt Oelestia, with dignity. \ Your cousin Major Harrington from the South. A most dignified and gentlemanly person- age. I regretted most deoply that you wero not at homo. But ho ia to oall again this e-voninR. And I desire that you will remain at IK.it.. i<>-morrow, to ontortain him prop- erly •' \ Oh, aunt, I can't!\ cried I, rememboi- ing, with dismay that I was to make the pies and tarts, creams and colored ioea foi a vory especial dinner party to be given at the Royal Restaurant, the next day, by Mrs. Commodore Justison, to ts, select party of ladies, in payment for an electioneering wa«er. \ But you mutt,\ said Aunt Celestia, ealmly. \ Remember, Lilias, that it is my desire. If necessary I will go and see thie Mr. Siegvolk, this art-despot, myself.\ Milly and I glanced at one another in dis- may. But just at this moment there was s knock at the door, and Aunt Celestia rose amiling to her feet. \ It is our cousin Harrington,\ ebe said. \He promised mo that be would come early, in time to partake of our frugal tea.\ Even while she waa speaking, ip walked o tall, superb-looking gentleman, wtth a diamond collar button sparkling at bi§ throat, and a sealskin cap in one hand, while in the other, he carried a pretty little fancy basket, tied with bows of blue ribbon. \ I have brought my cousin Milly a pres- ent,\ he said, lightly—and there in the basket, were the very aamo cream cakes, and pink Charlotte Busses which I had sold him, not aa hour ago. I looked at him. He looked at me. 14 1 beg your pardon,\ he said. \ I didn't know—— \ And then I hold up my finger with a quick warning gesture, and Aunt Oelestia's ulear, oalm voioe spoke up. \Major Harrington, this is my eldest niece, Liliae. LJlias, let me preseist to you your cousin Cyril Harrington.\ Major Harrington bowed low with a most puzzled face. I courtesied low, rather en- joying his perplexity. While Milly, crouch- ing on the hearth-rug, nibbled appreciatingly at her pink Busses, and even Aunt Oelesti* condescended to approve of the dainty Bos- ton cream cakes. \ But tell me all about it,\ he said, when Aunt Celestia had gone into th© next room k> unpack her best linen napkins, and^flllj was seeing atxnit th« tea. \ How cdme you to be there ? And why are you surrounded with this air of unfathomable mystery ?\ \ Can you keep a eeoret ?\ questioned I, solemnly. \ I will guard it with my life,\ he an- cered, in the same tone of mock tragedy. And then, at the risk, as I felt, of losing Me in his sight, I told him the whole «tory. [ could Dot see Milly and Aunt Celestia pinched with poverty,\ I said, \ when I waa ible to earn a little money for them. I am secluded from publicity there, in my own littio pastry-room. Bianca, tho old cook, ia ry kind and considerate to me, and Mr. Royal, the proprietor, pays me rogularlj every oaturoay night. Of course it is a (Se- oeption, to let Aunt Celeetia believe that I am taking lessons in Mediaeval Art of Mr. Stenmond Siegvolk. But—what else oould 9 do ?\ \ I see,\ he said, quietly. Ajid there was his eye, as he sat looking at the ore, something like the glitter erf hidden moist- \Yea I see. You are quite right, Cousin Liliafi.\ And he made the excuse of some engage- ent on the morrow, so that I was left free to prepare the delicacies for Mrs. Commo- dore Justison's little dinner, with a dear con- science. Cousin Cyril Harrington stayed in New York ail winter. He came to our house nearly every day, almost always hi the ivenings, when he knew tha* I should be at jome to enjoy hia visits. And I sometimes thought that he might, perhaps, have liked me, if it hadn't been for the deceit I had put upon Aunt Cekwtia. For what could a true-hearted chivalrous Southern gentleman think of a girl who acted a daily lie. And felt sore at heart when I aaw the roaes, the bloomy purple grapea, the boxes of Frenoh bonbons, the new book* whioh he brought to Milly. Not because I was jealous. Oh, no, I wae not base enougH for that—but because I know that Milly had a sailor lover, far away on the seas, id never could care for any one else. So that I waa not surprised, one lovely April evening when Cyril Harrington met, ay homeward way from the Royal Res- ant, and, taking my arm, said gently : I have something to say to you, Liliaa. Something very particular.\ Please, please don't say it,\ I cried, hi a sharp agony. <4 It will be of no use.\ Of no use, Lilias ?\ Because,\ I faltered, \she loves some one elae.\ \ Who does ?\ he asked. \Milly.\ \But I am not speaking of Milly.\ ha aaid, composedly. \ I waa going to eay, Liliaa, that I love you, and want yon to be my wife.\ And then I broke down and dried behind my veil in the rosy twilight. \ IiMaa,\ he whispered, '* are you aorry for thia ?\ \Oh not eorry,\ I faltered. \ Oh, glad. But—but—I never dreamed of such happiness ae this.\ So we are married and I am living in the ranny South now, the happieat wife in all the broad continent. And Milly ia mar- ried to her aailor lorer, and Aunt CJelertm lives with me. But we never told her of my experiencea at the Royal Restaurant. And to this day, she believe* firmly in<Mr. Siegrolk and the Studio of Mediamd Art— SMrieg Brown. daily that had been running two yearn, and wo entered the arena hoping to win an easy notary over thia paper and become a great power in the West. Wo made it our busi- ness to boom everything that was boomable and to sneer at the lack of enterprise of our adversary. Wo got specials by mall, press report by slow freight and showed a style of fearless enterprise that waa the envy and the admiration of many large metropolitan journals. We thought that our adversary would't last more than a month after eleo- tion, but Thanksgiving came and found the Evening Sguawhir still on deck. The edi- tor would oome and borrow print paper of us and then use it to call us the slime bedeoked and putrid exponent of a. still moie baneful political faction. We would borrow a font of brevier of him and oharao- torize his paper as the walling foundling, dying in the poisonous vapors of tho deadly ip of political filth, wherein it had ohosen its bed, edited by the bitter foe of tho laundress and Llndley Murray, a man who had evaded justice for forty years, and not content with the outrage of all moral sense had declared war on the spoiling book. Thus we kept up a spirited contest for a long time. Sometimes we couldn't get our paper out of the freight oiBoe and some- times he couldn't, but we would loan eaob other the last quire we had and keep friend- ly, while through the oolumne o* ou* r*. apootivo papers we spoke of eaoh other im language which might have been eeo«tru«d as reproaohful to some people. It was an exciting time. One day tl* Sqtuiwker would offend a subscriber and he would come over to ua, and the next day we would unwittingly tread on the toes of one of our great army of subscribers, and he would go over to the enemy. The editor of the other paper and myBeli saw that it was going to be a war of exter mi nation. We ground our teeth and OUJ shears and sailed in. At the end of the first year he had discharged his servant girl and my paper owed me $800 salary. At the- end of the second year he had blown in hit fine brick residence and I had taken my salary as police justice and thrown it into the rapacious maw of my little hungry, long-felt want. One day the little, muddy, meaaly, long- luffenijug features of the Evening Squawker teilea to appear. We kept asking the office boy why the Squawker £tdn'fc come. He Mdn't know. Finally he went to the publi- cation office. The door was looked. A map of Dakota was hung over one window and a printer's towel over the other. The office boy raised the map and stole in. The uncertain light here and there broke in straggling rays through the thread-bare places in the towel. On the desk lay a letter from the advertiser of the Colic Eraser, in srhich he offered to take a column in the Sqruawker a year, following pure reading matter, and with 2,000 lines of reading notices to be strung along through the edi- torials from day to day, in broad-faced type, and in consideration therefor to furnish for two years to the editor or hie order fifty bottles of the Colic Eraser at publisher's prices, delivered on board the oars. Everything about the office showed that the work had been going bravely on when the summons came. In fact the summons lay there on the desk among other papers along with a writ of attachment for #253.86. This shows what a hold a paper gets on its subscribers and also what a hold a subsoiber gets on the paper. The Sheriff had been a Subscriber to the 8qua,v>ker ever since it started, but we didn't know his attachment for the paper waa so great. We won the day, but at what a sacrifice. The smoke of oonfliot cleared away and showed that the viotory was not worthy of the carnage. We had survived, but we ire not proud. The Squawker had fought bravely and now ite still, oold form lay state in the basement of the chief credi- tor, and the usual notice of attachment was tacked on the door. The editor and myself met on the follow- ing day, and he was the more cheerful of the twe. He said he felt sorry for me ' I can use what I gat hereafter OH my family, 15 said he, \ bat yo« can't. You will feel guilty if you buy a barrel of flour for your own use, knowing that it may im- peril the next issue of the paper. I have passed all that\ And he was right The quicker a man decides to cease publishing daily papai where it is not needed, juat Imply through a high moral sense at duty, toe sooner he will become light-heo rted and Joyous. I paid $3,000 tor the privilege of knowing tbk, aad I present it to every paid- up subscriber at the Fr* Frms without money and without price. I don't know very muoh, but if there's anything I do know and know it hard, and know it with one Uand tied behind me, fc to thai.— Bill JSfye 0» Detroit Fr*$ Prtm. CAREFUL WHAT SHE ATE. '' Will you have a plate of cream, dear ?\ he asked. \ No, thank you; i very rarely «at it,\ she sweetly replied. \Well do try a dish of strawberries, won't you, pet?\ he continued. \ No, Alfred, they are aohighpriced, and I really care but little for them,\ she an- swered. I'm so aorry,\ he said, with an inane desire to plunge his head into a butter tub. \ Now, you must, indeed, you -hall, take a glass of soda.\ l; You'll have to excuse me, but I only care to saunter along with you, dear,\ she replied. He oould resist no longer. \ Will you- will yon—be my darling, ducky, wifey, nay aweeteat?\ he exclaimed. They wew married that month. Late in August, when she had bankrupted him on ice cream and ten cent California pears, he aadly remarked. \I thought yon did not care for these things, Maud? Yon didn't appear to before we were married.\ \ Oh, yes, I remember the time you refer to, Mr. Smith. I was a trifle careful what I ate just then,\ she answered, and Mr. Smith buried himself in reflection.— OMoago Tribune. —CBOUP WHOOPING COUGH, and Bron chitfe immediately relieved by Shiloh's „,,«. 41eownw LIVING AMONG INDIANS. A white woman has been among the In- diana of this State for four years now. From a person who knows of the causes which led to this strange freak we give what follows: —Tho woman is apparently thirty-three years of age, has a very pleasing but dis- aipated face. She wears a tight-fitting faded morning wrapper, through which the out- lines of a perfeotly model figure are dis- cernible. She acts in a strange, silly man- ner, but this may be ascribed to embarrass- ment resulting from her singular choice of position. Upon being asked as to what motive induced her to abandon the society and customs of her own kind, she replied that the unkindness and deceit which she encountered among the white people prompt- ed her to mingle with a race which, if they did not possess the civilization and refine- ment of her own, at least were more sincere and affectionate in their nature. She is very shy about relating anything respecting her former course of life and relatives, but this muoh was at length wormed out of her by considerable diplomatic manoeuvring.— Her home is In San Franoisoo. When she was twenty-two years of age she foil in love but was deceived, as the promise of mar- riage was never fulfilled. She went down hill from bad to worse, until one day she met a man who in spite of her fallen condi- tion, proposed marriage to her. A*wedding succeeded the proposal. The honeymoon, however, was very brief indoed. She had been wedded but a month when her husband.began a system of the most Inhuman abuses and cruolties toward her. For two years she stood this, but at length, when Bhe, poor wretch, could stand it no longer, she sueo! for a divorce, which was granted. After this she began a greater career of abandon than ever. Wherever she went she met with nothing but unkindness, rebuffs and kicks. She drifted to Prescott. A. T., in company with a low and vulgar crowd, and there entered a dance-house as the star attraction. About five years ago she came to Nevada, oscillating betweeD Eureka, Austin and Carson. After having had some serious difficulty with her \ lover \ she decided upon taking the step she has. At first the Indians hesitated at taking hei into their fold, but her persistence in the matter waa productive of succeBs. She con- cluded by saying that nothing in the world would now induce her to resume her former life, however bright the prospects might be SECTIONAL MANNERS. There is a wonderfully taking manner about the Southern man. He gives mor< tune to human intercourse than the more intellectual Northerner. g g in the war he is not much of a vindictive man and is quick to make allowances for your temperament or situation or anything else. When he comes up after or rather more thoughtful Notwithstanding his courage i h idii painted to her. —SHIXOH'S VITALIZES is what you need for constipation, loss of appetite, dizzi- ness and all symptoms of dyspepsia. Price 10 and 76 cents per bottle. UsHS absence and takes your hand and looks into your faoe you only wish you had the civilization to be as fraternal to your own flesh and blood. Therefore I argue that we are ulti- mately to become a muoh better nation of men, learning from each other. The South- sra people are learning method and the value of thrift; the Northern people want to learn to become more heartfelt. In \some of the Southern communities there is too muoh style. I have an idea that you get as good manners in South Caro- lina aa anywhere in the Southern states, and I think you get the most manners in Ken- tucky, though there are exoellent traits of oharaoter in the KentuokianH. The wildest- looking people in the world, or, at least, on this continent, are the extreme Eastern men who have settled in States like Kansas. { saw tho Kansas Club come into Chicago, iscorted by the New York County Democ- racy, and it seemed to me that every man there looked like old John Brown or hi* sons. They had those queer long red beards, and I saw one fellow whose beard was pass- ed inside his vest, and it came out below his vest, and it seemed to me to fall to his knees. Now, oan you imagine a more ridi- onloua thing than these wild, tall, lank men, sach of whom would have made a human telegraph pole, carrying a banner on which said something about •, '' We hope to the stars for hope and ourselves are aa tall as the stars.\ Yet, when a man goes West and sees the splendid encounter everybody is making with human nature—the land, miasma, etc.—what is called the culture oi the East looks a little absurd. I notice eye-glassea seem indispensable to every young person in the Eastern towns, j while I have never seen an eye-glass, I think, j in the West on any young person. How is it to be accounted for ? It cannot be great study, because the Western men read their newspapers all through in little type and ought to have no eyes at all. It cannot b6 the mutations of the weather, for the average Western man is always full of either chills trying to find his cattle in the fog and fre- quently is drunk at night trying to Und hia | vay home. Others drink so* much oold j water in order to establish their stability I on the temperance question that their eyes j have an aqueous and filmy nature. I have i about oome to the conclusion that the young | man from the East wears an eye-glass be- j cause he is a fooL It seems that the latest Clerk'n Startling Account of the ' agony ifl to wear only one aye-glass and polarity of a Dangerons Di-u H . j i 0O jj through it with both eyes ; this is grains in\ mine please 1\ The -j supposed to give precision to the mind. By was a lady well dressed and attrao- J th e tim e th e We8 t 8 et e P*°P erl y °\ llize d a i i L o f fc e j^t will have become bar- ite affectations.--(?o«A in NEW YORK BEGGARS. Some Carious Pacts Aboal the People Wfa* Make Benin* a BaatneM. Btatistioa carefully collected and compiled by the Charity Organization 8ociety shows that out of every 100 persona who oak for money on the streets of New York 96 are impostors. So they olaim that the philan- thropist should allow himself to be solicited twenty-four times before putting his hand in hia pocket. And then the chances are that he is giving wrongly. From an army of 694 street-beggars rooently brought to the notioe of thia society only 28 were found at all worthy of charity. Every month the agent of the society pounces upon from eighty to one hundred men, women and ohildren who refuse to earn a living whon the opportunity is offered them, and after a warning to keep off the streets these idlers are sent up in batches, for six months at a time. Several are known to be wealthy, but it requires long watching and great patience to find where their bank aooounts are kept. This once done, the rich pauper finds little opportunity to ply hia trade in New York again. Among their friends and associates beg- gars are given to boasting of their easy mode of life, and to the poor laborer or miserable factory girl, shut up for twelve hours in a hot, buzzing factory, the picture of restful ease drawn by the beggar is de- lightful. It requires little inducement to take the first step towards city tramp life. Once having gotten something for nothing, the rest is said to grow upon one, and a few weeks spent in begging on the streets makes the victim always a beggar. Of course there are a few who, suddenly thro< • name could not be learned. She has avoided white men and women since she adopted her new mode o! life, fearing arrest and compulsion to for- sake her present companions, who, she aaid, were entirely suited to her taste.— Ran Ewer MeteOk, Audin, Neo. VICTIMS OF CHLORAL, \T e Whan meeting-bens began to toll, And ptoos folk began to pass, She deftly tied her bonnet on, The mtle, sober meeting-lass, All in her Mat, whlte-curtaroed room, before hsff any looking-glass. So moelr, round her ladr-cheeks, She smoothed her bands of glossy Uatr, And innocently wondered If Her bonnet did not make her fair ;— Then ateruly obld Her foolish bean for harboring SUCH fancies there. So square she tted the satin strings, And set the bows DeneatU bar chin ;- Then smtled to see bow sweet she looked! Tben thought her vanity a sin, And she must put such thoughts away before the sermon should begin. But, sitting 'neatto the preached woro, I>emurely, In her lather's pew, She thought about her bonnet stffl,- Yes, All the Daraon's sermon through,— About its pretty bows and buds which better than the text ahe knew. Yet sitting there with peaceful face, The reOex of her simple soul, She looked to be a very aalnt,,— And may be was one, on the whole,— )nly that, her pretty bonnet Kept awi.v the -M n Century Br ployment c just ] ering from illness daya and honestly charity, but these cases are extremely oeptional. The queer dedges to which the u] jlass of beggars resort are almost as nui ous aa the wiles of their brethren the c< dence operators. These wily beggars nearly always Americans. The lower < than any other nationality. One of the commonest plans is for a fairly intelligent victim to select Ms man and approach him with , \ Beg pardon, but you look like a college-bred man. I am myself. Have been* on a prolonged spree—am just sobering up. Have no place to sleep to-night. You loofc like an intelligent gentleman, so I pocket my shame. Can you spare ?\ and the flat- tered philanthropist is seldom so hard- hearted that he cannot spare a half a dollar. The lady who has just had her pocket picked, the man who lives in Philadelphia and is caught short of funds in the city, the youth who has run away from a cruel uncle, are all familiar types of beggars. But thii class live in comparative luxury on theii wits and is recognized by the authorities as h ITEMS OF INTEREST, A new variety of potato beetle, desoribed >V8 being black and from five-eighths to three-quarters of an inch in length, is re- ported to be ravaging the crops in Moorhead, 1VFiT>n The consuming power of the insect is aaid to be maiTellous. At West Point, Miss., on the Canton, Aberdeen, and Nashville Railroad, a few day* ago, while boring an artesian well, the workmen struck a poplar kee several feet in diameter at a depth of 550 feet. The )pei ; wood is in a perfect state of preservation. n<*• j A ]ad from Troy, while roaming alone >nfl. j fagot i n th e Adirondack woods, lately met are j a large beer. He did not run away, aa >lass perhaps would have been a prudent course, but levelled his rifle at the beast, killing it with a single ball. This waa a lucky shot, i, who had juat ordered a glass of soda , water in a Broadway drag store. The olerk I barO 1 took a aelt-8poonful of white crystals from a wide-mouthed bottle and placed it in the glass. It dissolved immediately. The cue drank the solution, paid fifteen cents, and departed. That's a chloral fiend,\ said the clerk,\ and one of oux'regulars.' She takes thai three times a day, and has been doing it for three or four y< so bad that I don't bel break it.\ Are the] e has the habit many like hi 3re must be a large number in the great citi«s. We have ten chloral fiends vho openly acknowledge the habit, and ibout twenty more who claim they take it nedioinally, and not for the pleasure it fives. Multiply this by the number of drag tores, and allowing for the difference in business done, and you can't have less than 3,500 in this city. When chloral -was first itroduced, I think it was about 1868, it bo- nne quite popular. It was put up in patent medicine shape, flavored and sweet ted, and sold very well. There was chloral ipenthe, and chloral soother, and a dozen other nostrums. But they have all been iyen out of the market.\ \ What was the reason of it ?\ \ Well, first, it was too expensive, and, second and chiefly, chloral in solution if rapidly affected by light, and decomposer into chloro-form and other compounds. Ic several instances this decomposed ahloraJ acted as a poison. Now it is used only in its plain form. Some take it in soda, others by the dose, and others again buy it by the ounce and measure out their own quantities. It must be very largely used, as it is now imported and manufactured, not by the pound, but by the hundred-weight, and even by the ton. The habit is very bad. The doctors have begun to recognize it, and call it ' ohloraUsm.' A person takes a small dose, and feels a pleasant sensation of ease and quiet, something like the effect of opium and-hasheesh. At night it induces deep and heavy sleep. After a time the dose fails to produce the desired effect, and has to be in- creased. Finally a limit is reached. The consumer gets the relief wanted, but at a terrible penalty. In the morning the tongue and mouth are coated, the pupils of the eye are dilated and painfully senitive to light, and all the nerves shattered like those of an absinthe drinker. The appetite is impaired, and all the secretions of the body greatly affected. In the night he has horrible dreams, and, I believe, sometimes pains FRESCOING THE ROTUNDA. An obstacle has been met with which has hecked the work upon the historio fresco through the whole body. When a chloral user becomes what we call a 'fiend' his ex- istence alternates between a half-pleasant lethargy and intense misery. The oddest thing about it is that a large majority of the 'fiends' ore women. \What'sthe dose? They start at five grains and run up. The highest I ever knew was a hundred grains a day.\ design to belt the rotunda of the Cspitol. \ There isn't history enough to go round, says the artist The ideal scenes to represent the history of the new world from its discovery begins over the west door, with the landing of Columbus, and extends probably three-fourths the way round. The work, as has been the verdict of the throngs of visitors to the Capitol since it was begun by Brumidi, a few years ago, is quite fine in an artistic point of view, the painting having the effect of bas-relief. Columbus's boat grates upon the sand, and America is discovered over the back door of the Capitol. The Indian trades and Indian warfare ; the struggle for independ- ice, from Lexington to Yorktown, and enes from the Mexican War, finish sub- cts for the historio penciL Then comes a ank. The artist has laid aside his pencil id announced that he will .not resume work, until September or October. The trouble ia here. They do not know rhat to do with the blank space. There is missing link in history and the blank is bewildering. Putting the last plume in the helmet of his soldiers the artist drops his pencil and says in mixed Italian and flog- liah ; \ Used all Indians ; all the soldiers ; 'hat now ? and stops with his shoulders in is ears, waiting for a suggestion. Here the matter rests. All the noble war history has been used up and they don't know what to fill the space with. They do not want to draw from the war of the rebellion, as they <|eem it hardly in good taste to thus record \raternal triumphs. An emancipa- tion panel was suggested, but there was some objection made to this also. Archi- tect Clark and Librarian Spoflord put their heads together to try and create an idea for gini to mould into a design. The result of their consultation was that Mr. Olark told the artist he might, if be desired, suspend work for the summer. Three de- signs were mentioned, each of which raised the Italian's shoulders nearer his ears, with an expression of blaak disapprcrsah The first was to represent the discovery ofl gold in California. Then it was suggested that the artist test the power of his penoil to idealize the driving of the last spike in the Union Pacific Railroad, or, as tiie artist expressed it, \ laying ze cornerstone ov : ae railroad.\ Another proposition was to fill the space with a tragic scene of the assassi- nation of Lincoln and Garfield, but none of these cou5d ite agreed upon as suitable and. in good taste.— Wathington Star. entirely distinct from the street beggar proper. ^ ^ THE HUNCHBACK PAGE. Visitors to the Appropriation Committee of the House have seen sitting at the door of this room a little hunchback, with a wan, sad face, but bright, intelligent eyes. An expression of pain never leaves hia counte- nance, and every look he gives stirs the pity. He is only about three feet high, but is nearly twenty years of age, and the only child of a widowed mother. His name is Willie Howard, and he used to stand at the j foot of the Capitol steps to beg. Tke kind- The Farallone Island, not far from the Golden Gate, are famous fishing grounds tar San Francisco. A party of twenty-five amateurs recently went there, and in the ooorae of a few hours caught 3,000 pounds of rock cod and other ashes. The Digger Indians of California feast upon grasshoppers and wild honey. To ae- aure the former they make a grand drive, getting the \game \ into a pond of water, and then catch them in baskets, dry them, shake the wings off and store them away for winter food. There are 400 factoriea in Maryland ex- olusively for canning fruits and vegetables. They are mainly operated by and for farm- 9TB, who thus are able to preserve tfie local products of the soil as soon as they are lathered. Thus the fruit and vegetables asually sold in the city markets are packed in the tins within a few days after they have been harvested. A rough diamond from the great Kimberly Mine in South America, partially enveloped hi the lump of blue clay hi whioh it was found, is on exhibition at Portland, Me. The stone is supposed to weigh about three carate, and possibly others may be hidden lump. One method of circumventing the probibi- hearted policeman kept other beggars away i torv lic ^ o r la w o f Iow a hBS been detected. and gave him the field to himself. On A Milwaukee firm undertook to smuggle the K with Dyspepsia and i» 8 Vitalizer is 41eowm6 —WILL YOU SUF Liver Complaint? guaranteed to cure you. —SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, made miserable by that terrible cough. Shiloh's cure is the remedy for you. 41eowm6 —CATAEEH CUBED, health and sweet breath secured by Shiloh's Catarrh Rem- edy. Price 50 cents. Nasal injector free. 41eowm6 , i or chest use Shiloh's Porus Plaster. Price 26 cents. 41eowm6 —SHILOH'S COUGH and Consumption cure is sold by us on a guarantee. It cures Sold by all druggists. —For lame back, consumption. 41eowm6 -WHY WILL YOU cough when Shiloh's Cure will give immediate relief. Price 10 cts., 60 eta. and *1 . 39eowm6 —THAT HACKING COUGH c&nbesoqukk- ly cured by Shfloh's cure. We guarantee Castoria: When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria. When she was a Child, shecried forCastoria When she was a Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she had Children, she gave them Castoria. 50w4 If Your Skin Is rough and pimply, or covered with blotches and sores, and you want a clean, smooth skin and fair complexion, UBe Sul- phur Bitters. The best medicine in such cases I ever sold.—C. E. Schaffler & Co., Druggists, Lawrence, Mass. &-2 7 PERCENT. I have for sale, at any time, in sums of $200 to $10,000, first mortgage bonds upon improved Western Farms, coupon bonds, payable at the Third National Bank of New York, and bearing seven per cent, interest, payable semi-annui seven per cent, lally. Every Io loan guar- anteed satisfactory. Investigationsolidted. W. H . CARB , Woloott Building, Port He»T stormy days they let him come inside the Capitol building, and he finally took his place daily at the iron railing which guards the entrance to the elevator as well as the rooms of the Appropriation Committee. He learned to know the members of that com- mittee, and when he saw them coming rould run ahead and open the door for hem, for which they UBed to toss him pen- ties and nickels. Holman would stop to chat with him nearly every day, and by bits of conversation learned all about the boy. Then he visited the cripple's mother, and found that his story was true. The com- mittee needed a page, and one day Holman introduced a resolution in the House au- thorizing the doorkeeper to appoint him tA a salary of .f 500 a year, and assign him to the Committee on .Appropriations. The great objector was a good deal laughed at for this symptom of extravagance, but he got the resolution through, and saved ten times the money the same day by objecting to some useless appropriation. The boy is a fixture ; no one can disturb him as long as Holman is in Congress. The little fellow attends the door of the committee room, and keeps the books and papers in order; and when the committee adjourns, and there is no further need of him, he lies down on the sofa to get maoh- needed relief from his sufferings in sleep. THE AMERICAN. HOTEL GIRL. A correspondent of the Salt Lake Tribune, writing from Geneva, thus describes oui countrywoman abroad: Immediately in front of three young fellows dressed in knee breeches and flannel shirts, who have tramped so long they look *rather ont of place hi a vehicle, sits the American hotel girl. Yesterday she tried to walk up Mon- tanvent and over the Mer-de-Glace hi high- heeled kid boote, and to-day she is, if any- thing, more inanimate than usual. She is pretty and pale, and her high-heeled boots, rich dress, and white complexion, serve as effective contrast to the \stogies flannel shirts, and peeled noses of her countrymen aforesaid. She detests Switzerland. She , hates being dragged about in this way, but she endures it because if ia \the thing.\ She sees little and learns nothing. She submits to it as she would to having her ears pierced, because it is the requirement of fashion. Paris is the only place she ap- preciates, and she spends h«r time there in shopping. She is ostentaBoualy languid, and vulgarly assertive by tarns. She is a suocessin a misrepresentation of her coun- trywomen abroad. There by her side is a girl who looks straight out into space, and ia in mortal terror lqst some improper per- son shotdd speak to her. Beside her sits a pleasant faced, kindly old gentleman, who »«cU*Toring to make himself agreeabk, but «h« is about as gradoos as a carred id«, and as sweet as a frown lemon. BsifXMBKR FKAHK CHASB'S POPULAB EiortE8ioN8, leaving May 19, and June 16, to all p\oii# West, with, elegant through cars.^ pnly one night out between North Adam*and Chicago. Parties not wishing to wait for these excursions can arrange with Mr. Chase for tickets at excursion rates to go at any fO&e. Mr. CHASK will accompany these excursions. ' For tickets and further, inibtihation apply to FRAHK CHAS*, Nortb Adams, Mass, •bidden whiskey into the State by ingen- iously concealing the staff in imitation prayer books. But this novel liquor flask betrayed itself by falling too frequently into the hands of those by whom prayer book*, are generally unused. Speaking of the tulip tree, a writer in th« Providence Journal says: \The leaf u large, glossy and fragrant. -The flower is a tulip. The bark has a medicinal virtue which many a mother has found a relief to her suffering ohildren. No a is found upon it, or can stand the tea from its bark. It is a native of the South, but grows well in oar climate.\ There were shipped recently from Mor- ristown, Minn., to Buasia 40,000 pounds ibout 700 bushels) of early amber sugar- cane seed. This seed has been purchased for spring planting at dw province of Kriew. Efforts are also in progress to introduce th« cultivation of sorghum to Turkistaa, Asiatic Russia, and the profitable growing of this Oeylon is a qestion also under consideration. Benjamin Lee, M. D., in the Sanitarian, suggests to the American Tract Society tbs issue of a tract on the duty of wearing well- fitting shoes as a preventive of profanity. \Show me a man's old shoe, and I will write the biography of the owner,\ said a disciple of Lavater; bat Dr. Lee carries the principle farther, and contends that the shoe makes the man, not the man the shoe. A house, modelled after those in the land of the Montezumas, is to be erected in Wash- ington by Colonel Ferguson, who, having aoquired a large fortune in Mexico, has chosen the National Capital for his perma- nent home. The dwelling will be a large square ediflce,,101 feet long by 74 feet in depth, with a central court 48 feet by 24. This court will be covered by a glass roof, and have a fountain in the middle with an encircling balcony on the sesond, which will be the upper story. The theory is advanced by a Louisville, Ky., physician that the eases of poisoning by ice-cream flavored with vanilla are due to a minute fungus of the toadstool genus that grows upon the bean pod. He says if the pod is carefully wiped before it is ground up for flavoring purposes there will be no danger of poison from its DM. But this is, after all, only oold comfort for the oonaum- ers of vanilla ioe-eream. How are they to know if the bean pod has been polished by the confectioners or not ? The portrait* of the Presidential can-tt dates now appearing in the papers should lot be aooepted as proof that the art of irood engraving is deteriorating in thk ooun- fcry. The man who hews oat these oats lost his broad-aaw a few weeks ago, and has stooe been doing bis engraving with a erowW, hammer, and eold-ohiaeL We ean appea. date aa artist's difficulty in catching a Ufa. like expression with a hammer and a odd. chiseL—2Wr/-wfc>«» Sm-atd. -i 12th Annual Re-union 77th H. Y. S. V. The 12th.annual re-union of the 77fh N. Y. Veterans will beheld at Westport', N. Y., on Wednesday, Oct 1st,. 1884. A large number of the veterans of the regi- ment twd ex-soldiers of^gtherregitnentdan expected to be present.

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