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051 II IISUKP EVERY THURSDAY, 1 A. C. H. LIVINGSTON, l)K AN D jIOB jPi\INTINQ Ifi'iTV ar;« i ipti\ n oxocuted with prompt- DEVOTED TO POLITICS, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND WHOLE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE. VOL. 33. ELIZABETHTOWN, ESSEX COUNTY, N. Y., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1884. NO. 5. Reading notices, among reading master, , 5 cents per line. ! Business cards (not occupying more tban one inch space) $8 per (year. Legal advertising at rates prescribed by law. Other advertising rates made known on application. Birth, marriage and death notices are free. Correspondence of public interest solicited from all parts of the bounty. The subscription price of the POST AWJ GAZETTE is $1.60 per year, payabfcratrict- ly in advance. BUSINESS CARDS, wmey and Counsellor at Law, * \:,-:>.!,-<m, hmwx County. ,V. V. ;torney and Counsellor at Law, rneys and Counsellors at Law, rnov and Counsellor at Law, l0 i) v ri( 1 r oni so'lors s»t Law, POETRY. The Kn a ln*er'« Story. We wore driving tue down •xprew- W ill at the iteara, I M the coal- Dver the vallem und viiUgo§! Over the marshes and coppices 1 Ov«r the rlror, rteop and broad I Through the mountain I under the road Flying along I tearing along! Thunderbolt engine, awiH ftn< i Btron _ ntty tons the was, whole and solo i l had been promoted to the express • TIT 1 ' And tin, 8k y wan a Jfior'y of wndwn'ia. we wore thunrtorinK down to a midland Utxrn- u innnoB no matter about, the name- For we novor stopped there, or anywhere l'or a rtozon miles on elthor side 80 it's Ml tho same- slid hand, At a pace that, I rOGR &PHERS HOTELS «(f«st KI-IUIO tn l t „ laBd ro« IB fraud. «o noiv juni uioro wins the expraw, w nen I caught sight of a muslin droiw On tho bank nhoful; and aa wo pant Ton have no notion of how fast— A grlrl shrank baok from our baleful blast. With rans and carriages down the lncllno But 1 saw her face, and a nuoslilno in It,' I look'a m her eyes, and, *h« looked 15 mino As tho train wont by, HICP a shot from a mortar, A roaring holl-brenth of dunt and nmntc • And 1 mused for a minute and thon awoice, And ahe waa bohlnd us a mllo and a Quarter And I often SAW her—that, lady I moan Tliat I apoke of before. 8I10 oft«n stood A-top o' tho bank ; It was protty high- Say twenty foot, and baok'd by a wood. fine would plofc the daialos frnt of tho green, To fling clown at UB M WO went by, Wo had got to be friends, that girl and I, Though I was ft rugged, stalwart chap, And sho a lady I I'd lift cay cap, Evening by orenlng, when I'd spy That «t\e was there, tn the Summer air, Washing the SUB sink out of the sfcy. Oh, I dldnt aw her evurjr night; And not st &U for & twolvomooth (jult£^ Then, sne evening I s*w her again, Alone, as evor, but dfladly p&lo. And down on t!w Uac, on uw very rail, WWl® a ligbt, w> of hell, from our wild wheol? ; Tearing down th« slope wttn toolr doviHsl An<5 deafening din, &£ of g^lant'o livnmerg All the Instant or no that we aped t-o moot h«r. I let'ypll the'whistle, revoming the strolco Down that awful lnollne, and algnnll'd tho guard To put on Ills bns&ks at once and hanl- Though we couldn't nave stopped. We tattor'd tUe rail [ut-o splinters And spftrkfi, but without avfttl. We oooldn't stop; anij she wouldn't stir, 8aviDg to turn HB hor oyws, and stretch HOT arms to us ' and tho desperate wrotch I pitied., comprehending hor. So the brakes let off, aad the steam full again, And ran on through the lighted length of tbe | Befor mid stop to see what w •e thai a done, Dozens of 'em to be sure, but oone Tbat 1 pitied as I pitied her- Tf I could nave stopped, with all the spur Of the tralD's weight on, ana oannlly— But it wouldn't do with a lad like mo And Bhe a lady—or hod been. Sir? Wfeo was ane 1 B#st say no pore of her \ Ths world 1* Ssara; but I'm h«r friend— St&nolL, «r-<lovf B to the world's end It ts a ouri of her sunny hair Set in this locket that I wear, I piekVH It off %h© Mg wheel there. Time's up, Jaxjfc Stand ole&r, sir. Teg; We're going out wtm the expreae. HOUSE? Proprietor , PI, r , HOUSE, /'mpr.Wo; HOUSE, Troprieio-i MISCELLANY. THE MINISTER'S DAUGHTER. \No I won't:\ oaid Theodora Reed, im- petuously ; \ I won't ! I won't ! so there's sn end of the matter I\ vfts busy making pe&¥ martDa- pocket-handkerchief fastened, Beatrice Cenci fashion, over her luxuriant brown tresses, a huge, oheoked apron en- reloping her trim little figure, and sleevet rolled up above the elbow. 1'\.icon 1'owers Htood opposite, nervonslj feeling of bis bristly chin. iheodorii was young and pretty, with impid, hazel eyes, rosy lips, and rings of rown hair straying like floss-silk over her emples. Deacon Powers was elderly and wrinkled, with an indescribable sharpness in his face, is if it had worn away in contact with the world. \ It's getting to be an imposition,\ aaid Theodora, brusquely. \ Last week we had two tract-distributors here, and week before that old Dootor Doddington and his wif 1 and three children stayed here five days, sc that it should be convenient for the semi- annual oonyenUon. In fact, I don't remem- ber a single month %ithont oompany since have lived at tbe parsonage. And we ee no girl now, and papa has the neural- '; so you must tell this young clergyman to go somewhere else. I won't have him OUT HENRY, N. Y. <usuf,lending 0 rebUk ii tako inviN' tlie opening of de- he purchase and aale of •>»lic bills of exchange, the ions, and the transaction kinc business. KNTION GIVE N TO SUPPLY- OKS WITH UNITED U-ES BONDS, mirror Purchase of same. .<1 Bonds bought nod sold. '\ S. ATWELL, Cashier. thai nil p. 1 sons are forbid. Finli oi- Hunt on any of th* f!. Iron and 8c«*i C»., M -hip 1> 4« and 47, includ- li' 111 Tnirt \ in thecouuty f 4 \, w York, and are for- i«-« tlien on in any way. uu- \ < f tlu law. All persons lion for the purpose of m.: or fishing, will beprose- H I IIOMPHON, President, ' miu(k (Mub Incorporated. •'• E. BARNES, Auctioneer I* K86EX COUNTY.' HH in the auctioneering line 'ended to. Terms reasonable. E. BARNES, Weatport, N. Y. \ But, my dear Miss Reed—\ \ I'm not your ' dear Miss Reed !' \ said Theodora, vehemently. \If I was, yot ild try to spare me a little of all this an- _ yance. Yes, I know I am the minister's laughter, and as such, am expected to haTe neither feelings nor preference, nor sensi- bilities of any kind. But I'm a human, after all; and I decline to keep a perpetual free hotel for every one who come* in this lirection.\ \ Your predeoe«K>r, Miss Reed—the la- mented Mrs. Smiley—was never averse to ratertaining the sainta,\ reproachfully tit- tered the deacon. \ Her door was eve) open and her amiable hospitality—\ '' Oh, yes, I know I\ said Theodora \ And ahe died at forty. I intend to lire a great deal longer than that. She was killed by Mwing-soofoties, and company, and Dor oaa meetings. I've had enough of that sort ,f thing, and I mean to atop. If the church people wish papa to entertain all creation {bey mart raise hia salary—that's alL\ \ Bat, my good young friend—\ At that moment, howey«, a third person •nexpaotedJy appeared upon the scene. The door between the parlor And kitchen, who had, unperoeired by Mias Reed and Deacon Powers, stood slightly ajar, opened —« tall, frank-faoed young man stood there, rith a decided color on his oheeks. \ Deacon Powers,\ said he, \ pray attun this young lady that I will not treapast npon her hospitality. Perhaps we had bet tar go on to the next plaoe at onoe.\ There waa something in hia air and man- n*r whioh oauaed the deacon to shoot out I of the kitchen like an arrow from the bow, I and the next moment Theodora was alone. 8h« oolottd and bit her Up. 11 It'a all true,\ the aaid, \ erery word of . Batl'maUWeaorryhelwardit. Per- aps he wasn't to blame, after all.\ And Theodora went rigorously on with the pear marmalade, until the old olook in the oorner atruok eleven; and then she poured out a oup of ohooolate, and ran up •teirs to her father's room. Mr. Eeed sat before his study-table, witb his temples resting on hia hands, his elbow* among the ohaos of books and papers. Theo went to his side at onoe, and laid hoi hand on his head. \Papa the said, wistfully, \ U youj aouralgia worse ?\ \ Very much wonw, Theo,\ he said, lift. Ing his palu-gUmd eyes to her eager, ques- tioning young face. \ I do not believo thai I can preach to-morrow ; I do not believe that I Oftn erer prepare a~sermon.\ Theodora looked aghast. \ But, papa,\ said ahe, \ what oan you do ? Old Dootor Donton ia out of town »nd—\ \ My dear,\ said the poor clergyman, pressing hia hands to his throbbing temples, \ you must lend a note to Mr. Hervey, and ask him to ofnoiate in my place, as a speoial \ Who is Mr. Horvey ?\ aaid Theodora. \ I don't know,\ sighod Mr. Reed. \ 1 only know that he was to be at Windfleld thi« week. Moat probably h© will bo at the Star Hotel.\ \ Very well, papa,\ said Theodora, feign- ing a ohoorfulness that ahe was very far from feeling. \ Drink your ohocolate now, there's a darling, and don't fret yoursolf the least bit in tho world, and I will see that all Arrangements are made.\ 80 Bho ran down stairs and set herself to I thinking. j A substitute must be found for the mor- j row's pulpit, and hero it was twelve o'clock ou Saturday ? She sat down and wrote a little note, con- sulting the dictionary more than onoe to make sure of no errors, and carefully copy- ing the whole, because of a spattering little plot which fell, oe if \ of mnhco aforesaid,\ direotly across the second lino. \ DEAB MB HEBVE-ST : Will you grant ua the groat favor of preaching in papa's place to-morrow ? He IR v^ry ill of neurnlgia, and is unable oven to prepare o sermon. ' We shall be greatly obliged if you will dine with us to-morrow after churoh. And after satisfying herself that it waa all quite right, ahe carried it hor&elf to the Staj Hotel. Mr. Horvey Sas not in ; hadn't been in But they would giro him the note directly in his arrival ; BO Theodora hurried hon,e again, and in tbe course of the afternoon, a little colored boy from the hotel brought a card, on one side of which was engraved, \ Henry Hervey,\ while upon the other wt» written the words, \ With the greatest pleas- ure.\ And the minister's daughter, \ on hospi- table thought intent,\ roasted a pair of chiokene, collected the ingredients for a salad, made a peaoh-pie and baked a loaf of bread, whioh was light and white as eea- \ I'll show him that the country girl un- derstand good housekeeping,\ aaid Theo to herself. Mr. Eeed was not able to leave his aofn the next morning, eo Theo put on hor prettj biue-and-white muslin dress and the gipsy hat with the rosas that became her delicate complexion so perfectly, and went to ohuroh, after first seeing that the table was all spread for the cold dinner, and the coffee- pot simmering on tho stove. The churoh was full. Mr. Hervey wae a rising luminary in ths> theoipgioal horizon, and almost every one in Windfleld had heard of him, so that there was no lack of an audience. But to Theodora's ineffable dismay, the tail young man who walked so composedly out on the platform was no other than th« frank-faced person who had stood on hes kitchen threshold, only 6;he day before, and rheard her diatribe on the subject of un. desired guests, Under the shadow of the roses, she tamed •odder still. \ Oh, my tpngue—my unlucky tongue !\ the said, frantically, to herself. \ I always know it would lead me into trouble 1 What must he have thought ?\ And, as may be inferred, Theodora's de- jtions—albeit, she was in reality a sweet, ncere little Christian—did not do her itioti gooQ tnftfe rooming. Mr. Hervey came aoross into the parson- age when the sermon waa over, and held out his hand to blushing Theodora. 1 meet again,\ said he, with a smile, an't help it,\ burst out Theodora, in desperation. \ I meant every word I said, rvey ; it was all true. But—but it didn't apply to you !\ I understand,\ he said, quietly. \ ] was a little nettled at the moment, for 1 Jy wished for a temporary shelter while they were refurnishing my room at the Star Hotel. But I oan easily see, now that I have thought the matter over in a new light, that nister's family must be sadly pestered with volunteer guesta. Pray think no more of it, Miss Reed.\ And be spoke so frankly and pleasantly that Theo became quite at her ease, whilt he carved the chicken, and she prepared the crisp lettuce and limpid oil for tb« salad. He was taken up to Mr. Seed's siok-room after dinner, and had a pleasant chat with him before the afternoon service. You hare done me a great favor,' sir,\ laid the elder olorgyman, when at length h« parted from hia guest. \And we should Mrteem it a prbrilege—my littW girl and I- if you would make it your home at the par- sonage during your stay i s town. Should we n»»t, Theo ?\ Theodora hung down her head, and turn\ id pink to the very roots of her hair. \ Yes,\ she said, almost inaudibly. \ Only—I am ashamed to say so. Oh, papa,\ hiding her face on his sh ha-re' behaved so badly I I never should have taken it for granted that Mr. Hervey was like the rest \ And then, infinitely to Mr. Hervey's amusement, she told the whole story of her interview with Deacon. Powers. MJ. Beed smiled, as he stroked Theo's head. \ My little girl is only a little girl,\ said he, \ and sometimes forgets that the tongue is an unruly member. Bat she is like the best quality of wine; she will improve as ahe grows older.\ Mr. HeTrey spent the summer at Wind- ield. He was revising the proof-sheet* o* a theological volume, and liked the quiet »nd seclusion of the little Tillage. Perhaps, too, he liked something else about it. At all evente, although h* did not make the parsonage his ioma, he spent a am* deal of his time there. \' IW to• * * oome fast friends by this time—\ you have tatted so many of the pretty trials and an aoyanoaa of being a ministei'i daughter that I wonder if you would ever oonsent to V> a minister's wife.\ \ Well.\ said Theo, half laughing, half blushing, \it would depend a good deal upon who the minister was.\ 1 ' Suppose it wa» Henry Hervey ?\ \Do you really mean it?\ said Theo, luddenly growing grave. \ It is strange, isn't it,\ said he, \ that I •bonld lose my heart to suoh a little terma- gant M you proved yourself the first day 1 ever saw yon ? But it is a foregone oonclu, sion—I am entirely at your mercy. Sweet Theo, will yon b« my wife ?\ And Theo plaood her hand in his, with a lovoly look of awe and happiness, and an- swered : \ I will !\ Deacon Pow«rs ooald not oomprehoad it at nil. \ If he marries Buoh a high-tempered girl M that,\ said the deaoon, \ he does it *• his peril. Why, I never was so berated in my life MI I waa that day at the parsonage.\ \ But, pa,\ said the deacon's daughter, \every woman finds her master soon or kte. Now, I think Theodora Eeed has found bore.— Helen F<m-«tt Grama. AN AMERICAN POTENTATE, Thn one man in all Amorica who is more like i> potentate thon all the rent, is Goneral Winflold Bcott Hanoook. In tho first place, «o is highly ornamental, and wholly useless. This assertion ia devoid of both praiae and blamo, and he is, anyhow, no completely out of politics that there need be no neutral sensitivenfias in writing the truth nbout him. He is exceedingly handsome in a quite king- ly fashion. The most famous editorial srtiole ever written has made the fact famil- iar that he weighs two hundred and fifty ponnds, besides being a good man. Tho legntivo merit of solid weight, howevor the displeased editor mny have scorned it, counts for a Rront deal in tho portrait that I Mn making of the monarchial Hancock, for 10 carries it with an immense amount of ihapely dignity. He is several inches more than six feet in hoight, and therefore does lot look fat. He haa military ereotneoa of stature and stiffness of carriage. He is every . a king in personality. His head is big, high, and haa a fine face at its front. But I ?e said that his beauty is coupled with slessness. This is the inevitable oondi- tion of a soldier in time of peace, and there- fore no imputation upon his character. Be- ides, it helps the kingly likeness that I am laking. Is there a present ruler by inherit nee who is doing anything that is good for his fellow men ? Hancock haa his kingdom, \ hichhe is despotic. It is amall but eligibly situated, consisting of^an island in Tew York Bay. He there has on army of tis own, a considerable of a palace, and a tiilit&ry government in miniature. 2^o other authority than hia is even in pretence asserted. Although hia island lies between '\ • York and Brooklyn, not any of tho ilcipal control of either city extends to it. The police never go to it, and very trely indeed ie there any official interoom- iunication of any sort. I suppose that, in case a murder should b© committed in Hun- ik'fl domain, he might call on the State oourte to take the matter up, but suoh of- fenses as drunkenness, theft, assault and L arson are dealt with by court martial. His subjects number only three huudred, but each and all are right under his immed- iate rulership. He says to this man '' Black ny boots,\ and the shine appears ; to that toe, \ Be my lackey during a trip to the lity,\ and tho enlisted soldier stmight-awny becomes a body eervnnt ; to the other, \ Push my baby's carriage,\ and the fellow transforms himself into a nursemaid. One 4 the soldiers lately attacked somebody rhile drunk in Brooklyn, and word was sent io the island to have him delivered up ' wrruigment in ft police court The reply that the civil authorities need not inter- fere, as he would be punished by tho Gen- iral. When this monarch goes abroad in state, his individual magnificence is eupple- ited by a retinue of dazzlingiy uniform- ed men. All of which is fine to view, aad possibly nothing t»o grumble about, but H doe* seem anomalous so close to #ie great- est city of tbe greatest repiibliat-Aifomy Journal. PARDONED APTBR EIGHT YEARS,, Among those pardoned from State Prison waa one who has been an inmate for the past sight years, who baa aa unfortunate history. He was sent from Humboldt county for life for the murder of the station agent at Gol- coDda. He was convicted on circumstantial evidence, and recent testimony as to bis previous life has given riso to a reasonable doubt of his guilt, or at least, of guilty in- tention in the homioide. He was tried and oonvioted under the narm of Harry Huff, but it has since transpired that his name is John Henry Williams ; that he is a native of Southwestern Kentucky and of n highly re- speoted family. His antecedents are that when he first appeared hi Golconda he wag a lively, light hearted young man, bent on having a good time. He became dissipated and one night the station agent was found dead and circumstances pointed to him. He waa known to have been with the agent thct night and to have been drinking. He had lapsed into a drunken stupor and when he recovered from it found himself in jail. He disclaimed all knowledge of the kill- ing, but eould give no account of his where- abouts on the night of the murder. Finding oiroamstanoes so strong against him he neither disclosed his real name nor appealed to his relatives for assistance. His where- abouts were discovered by accident somt time ago by his family and steps^ were at once taken to secure his pardon. The peti- tion before the Board of Pardons was signed by the present Governor of Kentucky, the ex-Gorernor, Chief Justice and all the prominent attorneys of Southwestern Ken- tucky. A personal letter from the Gover- nor of Kentucky stated that from his knowl- edge of the young man and his family he felt confident that there was some mitigating oiroumatanoe, and if the Board of Pardons found suoh to be the ease he asked that Williams be set at liberty. Tbe Board ex- amined the testimony and released Wi). liams. B e bad served about eight yean and is now about twenty-seven years of aga — Virginia (My (i\fa>.) KnUrp,im. THE 8TA0E PROMPTER. TRAMPS ON THBIR TRAVELS. \ Taking it easy now, eh ?\ said a reporter to a stage prompter whom he chanced to meet on Saturday. \ Oh, yes ; the houses are nearly all closed for the summer, and I've nothing to do until September. What am I going to do ? Well, I'm just going down to a quiet little plaoe I know of down in Maine and take a good two months' lay off.\ \ Say, do you know that people have but little idea about your occupation ? Why, there's lots of theatre goers who hardly know that there is such a person as a stage prompter.\ DritiM nBrf pMplrxlllc. of a Moat Imp.r- Their Ingenion. ftohejnea for Riding- on the Peraonaft* llfhlnd the «4cene*. , Railroad Free. On the platform of this railroad town of the past your correspondent was left stand- ing a few nights ago with the miserable fact staring him in the faoe that he had a long wait of six hours before him, with nowhere to go, nothing to read and not a thing to do. Strolling to the end of the platform, a man wan discovered seated oa a truok and sway- ing his legs to and fro with the easy grace and devil may-care abandon of one to whom time was no object. Away to the right of the track the moon, just emerging from a cloud, lighted up the yellow tide of the Rio Grande, along whose swollen banks in the \ I pity your respective husbands, and 1 1 •xpeot both of them will be glad to hear ihat you are sent up for thirty days.\ \Your Honor is right,\ said Mar. O'Rourke from over the ropea, in a /very lolomn voice. \ And you may send mine for six months, if you please !\ added Mr. Johnson in a voice full of glad relief. \ I want me lawyer?\ shouted Mrs. O'Rourke. \ This is a conapi-racy to jug a \ And I want two of 'em,\ added Mra. Johnson. \ If it wasn't for that loafer there who ealla himself my husband I should never have hit Mra. O'Rourke with a wash- board!\ \ Females,\ said Hia. Honor, \ you ar» SAVING A CHILD'S LIFE. Miss Ella McOall, a young lady of thi. ,ity, has suddenly become a heroine, bar- mg performed a feat requlrina snob braTery aa d endurano e M few me n possess Bh . lives at No. 220 Longworth street,' neai Smith. Saturday afternoon, as she sat at her sewing, she was startled by piercing aoreams coming from the side yard. Rush- ing to tfie wtedow ahe waa in time to see Frankie Aart, the four-year-old child of the servant employed in the family, disappear down the cistern, the cap of which had In- advertently been removed. It took her but Caatoria. When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria. When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria When she was a Miss, sheclung to Caatoria. When she had Children, she gave them CaBlorfc 0Qw4 |ob,' and there's nothing to do but stand j behind the flies and prompt an artist oc- j oasionally. They never were more mistaken | in their lives.\ : \I suppose so. But is it really so hard ?\ ; \Hard? Why, there isn't a person on j the stage or off who has to pay suoh assidu- ous attentioc to e'vory detail of the play. Why, you flee, we have to follow the piece ' line for line and word for word. We mnst [ watoh every motion of the players. If an actor makea the loaHt ' stumble ' tbe prompt- er must fully anticipate it and pass him the needed word before the audieuoe can de- ! teot any break. If an actress begins to look i appealingly to the audionoe the prompter \ •nefl that she iR stuck and at onoe gives her the required oue.\ , \You must have to get pretty familiar ! with a play before ever it poes upon the boards.\ \ Familiar ? I should say so. I have to oommenoe with the rehearsal and distribute their respective parts to the members of the oompany. Then, while rehearsals are on, my time is occupied in writing out the parts, for the changes of scene, to guide the stage carpenters. Besides this, I must make out a list of properties, wardrobe for the supers and ten thousand and one little things that have to be supplied for every new play.\ \ I sappoee you have plenty of annoy- ances from the stage people sometimes ?\ \ YPS, I seldom have to tackle amateurs, Fm happy to say, but there is now and then a ' professional ' who is too fresh for any use. If there is anything I dread it is try- j ing to ateor a debutante through the first j night. Some of them, of course, get through j all right, but othera get so worked np cr?ei j the mortal fefir of ranking a brenk that, on « i on the stage, if they happen to loae a word they get so nervous that they oan ho-riKy repeat what the prompter gives them. Then, igain, we are bothered not a little by ladioa > 9f the company continually running to the , prompter's corner to get a glance at the ; prompt book. Of course, there ia a rule j against lounging there, but somehow the ladies manage to ignore it, and, to tell the truth, the prompter don't feel like ordering | a pretty woman away.\ \ The prompter seems to be quite tin im- ! portant individual to the oompftny.\ | \ Yes,\when he posts a notioe on the call ! board in the greenroom for a rehearsal, or j a notification of salary day, he is about the most important! person to be found. He is then surrounded by the members of tbe company and asked no end of questions, The leading man may be a great favorit« with the ladies, but there are timep when h« has to take a baok seat for the prompter.\— Boston Gkte. RIGHT AND LEFT, M. Delannay, of Paris, has made an ex- tended and careful investigation to asoer. tain if in the majority of cases the right up- per and lower extremity be crossed orer the left or the left orer the right, and which side most persons inoline to when hi the sit- ting posture. According to M. Delaunay, iun breeds of dogs, terriers, Newfound- lands and poodles orosn the right foot over the left The Chinese and Japanese orosa the'left over the right. Europeans oroas the right over the left. M. Delaunay observed in the '' oreches and salle d'asiles \ that in- fants under three years of age orosa the left arm over the right, older ohildren crossing the right over the left, 60 per eent. doing so at six years of age. Robust ohildreii is the right arm over the left; the idiotic and weak, including those who are incapa- ble of working, eroas the left over the right. The Oalmuoks and Arabs eross the right over the left, like the Europeans. A great many women cross tbe left aver the right. Among the opera danoers some cross eke right leg over the left, but not the left over the right ; the majority cross the left over the right or the right over the left, indiffer sntly. Robust ohildren orosa the right leg over tbe left earlier than their weaker play- mates. Persons who oross tha right leg over the left lean towards the left when sit- ting ; those Who place the left uppermost lean to the right. Hence, consistently with what might hav« been expected from what ia observed in ohildren with regard to crossing legs, until aix years of age children lean towards tbe right, and afterward towards the left. French schoolmasters, it would appear, try to prevent their pupils from assuming thic position, believing that soolioais results; hence they encourage or enforoe the use of elbow-rests (oocoudoin), whieh oblige the ohildren to sit straight, a uaeleaa measure according to M. Delaunay, as the position they choow la in oonformity with the pro- oess of evolution. Tailors affirm that thi baok of a pahr ot trousers is alwayB more worn on the left aide than on the right Left-handed people always ait towards th« right. M. Delaunay concludes from these observations that the left brain develops previously to the righft, and finally the right \ A freighter's camp ?\ inquired the cor- respondent of the gentleman on the track. \No; tramps,\ he ejaculated. \Tbe aountry is alive with them, and its getting worse,\ he added, \ every day.\ \ I suppose brakeraen and oouductors have quite a tima preventing them from stealing a free ride?\ | \ Yes, but it's lost labor. There's not a j train goes o?er the Santa Pe road that doesn't i oarry from half a dozen dead beats up, and I this line has got the name among tramps of j boing one of the hardest lines to beat in the i United States.\ j \ How ia the racket worked ?\ queried the j scribe. \ Well, there are lots of way. The old •vets'use the 'universal ticket,' whioh ia good on every railroad in the United States and the Oanadaa, while beginners work the box oar and the ' blind' baggage. The ' uni- versal ticket' is small thiok board about a foot and half long and three to four inohes broad; a groove is out midway in it deep enough to allow it to ait without slipping across any of the connecting rods or the brakebeams of a freight car. Once safely under the oar the tramp fixes his board, which gives him an Al seat, and as long as he don't fall asleep hs aaa travel in perfect safety. No one oan see him except by get- ting under the oar, and neithsr freight oonduotora nor brakeman have time for that. 1 ' Fellows who are a little too nervous for the universal ticket try the box oar ' racket. 1 They watoh cars that are being loaded foi some point they want to go to, and manage before the oar is sealed to get in and hide themselves away with some grub and a bot- tle or two of water. The wool cars that leave Laa Vegas are infested with tramps. You see the oars are not loaded by the 00 m- pany, but by the man who charters theia. and the laborers are only too ready to help s fellow to stow away. Sealed oars are never opened until they reaoh their destina- tion, and, once looked in, the tramp is safe from all interference until the end 0/ the journey.\ '' Rather ?nn%h, I should imagine, to be 1< eked up with limited rations in the season al washouts ?\ broke in the soribe. \ Well, no. Tour tramp always bring? along with him a fish plate, by the aid of whioh he oan always pry baok the door suf- floiently to squeeze the body out at any time. The chains to whioh the seals are attached are nearly always long enough for that. For short journeys tramps prefer to ride on the blind baggage. The blind baggage is the ear right after the looomotive. The tramp, -when he sees a passenger train about to move out of the depot, stations himself on the off side of the train from the platform and waits until the oonduefcor has jumped aboard, when he lightly swings himself on to the front platform of the car and is safe until he gets to the next station. Of course tbe tramp must slip off and on at every stop pa-,9, and so the blind baggage is USUAIIJ osed only for night travel. It requires a fellow to be smart, too, for conductors nnver jump on until the train is wall in saotioa. I used to brake on the San Maroial division of the road uutil I ruptured myself aad had to get a lighter job around the depot. The smartest tramp I recollect ic my time had only one Leg. He had a Grand Army ot the Republic badge and used k make plenty of money in all the towns along the line from Darning to Raton. To see that fellow hop on and off the ' blind baggage ' with that game .leg of his was a sight. We never fired him.\ 1 ' Don't the engineers look out for tramps?\ \Not they. That is no part of an engi aeer'8 duty. He'd just as soon haul a trainj as not, and he hates the trouble of having to stop to put tham off.\ \ Is the train stopped every time a tramp lias to be put off ?\ \ Well, passenger are ; but with freight trains it depends. If the brakemen are strong enough they make him jump for it. Sometimes the fellow alights all right, some- times he gets hurt and an odd time he gett killed. When he gets killed you will gener- ally read an item about an unknown tramp while trying to steal a ride having fallen be- tween tha wheels or something of that kind, but we ki^ow bedft.\— Las Crwe»' (iV. AL) Letter in b»^fin Francisco Chronicle. you something to occupy your thought* for ; a few weeks to come. You may not be any | better after you come out, but your husbands j will bavo a ohanoe to skip into Canada and \ snjoy some rest. It is thirty days apiece.\ I 11 Villain !\ shrieked Mrs. O'Kourke. i \JJad man !\ wailed Mrs. Johnson. I And as Bijuh disappeared with them into ' his bald piate in search of hair to pull.-- Detroit Free Press. ITEMS OF INTEREST, \naclea aiui Conr>eUs Picked Frc —SniLon's CATARRH REMEDY—a positive cure for Catarrh, Diphtheria and Canker Mouth. Sold by all Druggists. 39eowm6 —\HAOKMETAOK a lasting and fra- grant perfume. Price 25 and 50 cts. 39eowm6 —SHILOH'S CUBE WILL immediately re- lieve Croup, Whooping cough and Bron- chitis. S9eowm6 —FOE DYSPEPSIA and Liver Complaint you have a printed {ruarantee on every bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer. It never fails to cure. 89eowm6 —THE REV. GEO. H. THATKK, of Bour- bon, Ind., says-. \Both myself and wife owe our lives to Snir-ou'a CONSUMPTION CURE.\ 89eowm6 —ARE YOU MADE miserable by Indi- C ion, Constipation, Dizziness. LOBS of letite. Yellow Skin ? Shiloh's Vitalizer is a positive cure. 89eowm6 —A NASAL IKJKOTOR free with each bot- tle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price 60 cents, Sold by all druggtete. &%& 12th Annual Re-union 77th N. Y. S. V The 12th annual re-union of the 77th N. Y. Veterans will be held at Westport, N. Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 1884. A large number of the veterans of the regi- ment and ex-soldiers of other regiments are expected to be present. H. H. RICHARDS, Sec'y. DOMESTIC DIFFICULTIES IK COURT. Vain Effort* of tbe ^udffe To Reconcile tk« Johnson* and O'Rourke*. \ She scalded my dog.\ \She pizened my eat\ \She Heal\ •' So do yon 1\ It was Mrs. O'Bourke and Mrs. Johnson who had been promenaded in for disturbing the peace. \ Ladies, be calm,\ observed His Honor. \ Never J\ hissed Mrs. O'Rourke. \ Never J\ added Mrs. Johnson. \ Mn. O'Bourke,\ said His Honor, as he leaned back and wiped his glasses on the blotting pad, \ oan yon draw me a war map of the present difficulty ?\ \ A dozen of 'em, sir. This woman is the worst female in the State of Michigan.\ \Don't you tell that of me or I'll shake the false teeth and glass eyes oat ot youi head 1\ continued Mrs. Johnson, '' Ladies, be trauqui L \ \Who's a lady?\ demanded Mrs O'Roarke. \Yes who are yoa calling namea?* queried Mrs. Johnson. Hia Honor closed his eyes and seemed to be thinking for a minute, while the two finallyremarked;— ' A PHtsburg man haa gone to an insane asylum boennse both of his babiea were girla. He wanted a boy. China is expected to pay FraDoe $5,200,- 000 taels. New Hampshire people must no! imagine tbftt this refers to woodohucks. Holdtip \ is tbe niime of a new Arizona post office. It Is scarcely nooessary to add that road (vgente look after the males out there. Soros West Virginia men amiwed them- wlves by patting three bulldogs agninst a wildcat, whioh was obained to prevent its reaping. Tb« oat killed all tbe dog». \Oh dou't prop#se to me here!\ ex- claimed A young lady, whose love was about to pour out his avowal aa they were riding bf a oorn-fleld. '• The very corn has ears.' It is reported that the greftt bonanzn minee of Nevada shows no sign of agnin fielding the great profit ot former years. The miuer*.l has becoma diffused and is low- grade ore. A oyolona in Kansas carried away a bank building, but as the oashier had departed in an opposite direction the day before, ii wasn't thought worth while to hunt aft«r the bank. \You are a little goose!\ remarked u young M. D., playfully, to the girl he was engaged to marry. \Of course I am?' was the laughing response. \ Haven't I go( a quack ?\ A bulldog valued at $1,000 by his owne) wus ahot at Qravesend, N. Y., as he hail drawn blood from a boy's finger. The value of the boy may possibly have been ; about a quarter of a dollar. A retired base-ballist of some literary skill was asked to write an epitaph for n man who had just died after marrying hia third wife. The ax-batter produced the following terse but expressive sentiment \ Out on third.\ Ia new of the report that a process hai- oeen discovered whereby india rubber ma\ be doTuioMiizcd and worked over indefinite ly, the Newport News is hopeful that among ita other applications it will iervs to makf one pair of overshoes last through a ruirn season. \ What,\ a»ked a tender writer, \what oan take the place of babies?\ \—'Sb ! Bend your ear a little lower and we'll tel you,\ lays Burdette. \ Other babios. Yov, didn't suppose this year's crop lasted for- ever, did you ? Goodness, man, it will U jlear out of style in eighteen months.\ Lizzie Adams, a young woman of tender /ears, who resides at Ell wood, N. J., on the line of tb.e Oainden and Atlantio Hall- way, attempted to board a train for the par pose of eloping with the rear brakeman, but was surprised when her father opened the oar door and invited her to go home with him. Nebraska is reported to be the only State east of th» Kooky Mountains where foor oents a mile is charged for passenger fare by the trunk line railroads. In Kanaas, G/eorgia, Texas, South Carolina, and Tir- gioia, where the passenger traffic on the. average is less than in Nebraska, railroads are prohibited by law from exacting more tban throe oents per mile, \It is rumored,\ says the Livingston (Mont.) Enterprise, \that the Northern Pacific Railroad would, if favorable terms ooald be made, purchase the property and frani\.hise» of the Yellowstone Park Improve- ment Oompany. The park is so intimately connected with the road, and the Northern Pacific has done so much to assist the part company's affairs, that the report seems no' improbable.\ According to the laws of California, any person who consorts with criminals and .spends his time in idleness is deemed a vagrant, no matter how wealthy he may be. Therefore Mr. Alfred Migufsron, whose in- come is said to b« $240 per month, having been found guilty by a jury at San Francis- co of vagrancy in the sight of the law, wa? refused bail in $500 v oasb put up, pending an appeal to a higher court. A yonng cadet at West Point, it is said. awns and wears in quick sucoession eightj pairs of white trousers. Of suoh materia are heroes madn. A cadet who can stand f he fatigue and hardship entailed in the duty of putting on and taking off fighly pairs of white trousers in quick stiocessiou, will experience a sort of holiday when he 3.- out on the plains fighting redndins and flude he hasn\ time to change his trousers oftenet than onco in two or three days.— NarrUl^jien Seraid. Important and satisfactory experiment* in the use of compressed lime for coal min- ing are reported as having taken plaoe at Barnsley, England. Holes were bored in *,he ooal face, filled in with compressed lime and rubbish, and then water forced into thn sharge, which causes the lime to expand ind presently bring down in solid lumps rast masses of the fuel. M Wharncliffe Oaulton Colliery throe trials removed oool 1 at 140 tons. fortunately, she was alone in the house at the time. The little boy sank below the surface and there waa no help at hand to It was a time to act rather than to think, and without taking into oonaide/atioa what might be the consequences to horself, Miss MoCall, without a moment's hesitation, grasped the rim of tho cistern and lowered herself through the orifloe. Hnay;iu(< sus- pended at arm's length for a sooond she dropped into the wuter, barely missing the struggling and almost exhausted child. ID striking the bottom sae lost her footing and waa herself submerged in the chilling water She managed to get the boy into her arms in time to save his life. She cried for HS- 3l8t>ftIlC©, DUt XXO OQ0 O^ltlff fit ilOlTIS OO Ot\0 oaine. She tried to attract ths attention of passers-by on the street, bnt failed. Oonr- igeously she stood in the wuter, which reached above her wnist, and held up the boy, who was much too heavy a load for her. She stood there for fully h.ilf an hour. She was almost fainting aw.iy and wai ohilled to the bone when help finally o.ime in the person of her mother, who bad been Help was quickly brought and 1l ladder waa lowered into the aistern. Miss MOCBII toarcely had strength left to hand up her charge and had :o be assisted to the dry ground. Hflstorutives were at once applied and yesterday she was as\ well as usual and able to receive the many congratularory calls from her admiring neighbors. — Cfo*. dnnati Enquirer. A iittle paragraph has begun to go tii« ronuds of the oouutry presa, in whioh som« \tall\ figures are given in connection with salaries of baseball players. We first discov- ered it in the Hartford Times, but it prob- ably did not originate there, for the subject is treated as though the editor had become aware within a day or two that in a baseball aine certain players are denominated \left field,\ \cfttoher\;aud \pitcher.\ Salaries are aaid to be given to these players averaging $4,000 or $5,000 a year. \ Poor out-field. era, 11 it seem are iD demand at $2,000. Jt is true, we b^ieve, that one mam has been offered $5,000 to oatoh for the Chi- cago nine next season. He now receive* 13,200, which is tbe largest salary paid to any player in the country. As for \poor out-fielders\ getting $2,000, there ar« iy good ones who wish they could obtaiD M ranch.; These figures are sometimes made tha >asis of a lament over tbe predominance ot muscle over brain, and are alluded to as showing tho degeueraoy of the country, where men of intellect oommand lower sal> uries than base ball players. Let Of look tbe matter squnrely in the faoe. I s the flrai place, base ball is a popular form of enter- tainment It draws better than a good play at a theatre. There is a popular demand fur ^ood playing, as there is at the theatre. In the second plaoe, playing base ball is har>l work. A game last only -*wo hours, perhaps, the player must keep in condition, must ba temperate in his diet and regular in hours, while he is not on the field. Ha trust obey orders implioitly, travel wher- w hia manager direota, and do his beat trader all oircuinstances. In the third place, it is only the very best men that oom- mand salaries of $2,000 and over. When a man is the besi catcher in the oonntry, of oan pitch go as to insure his club a leading position, it is not strange that he should oommand a Mgh salary. In the fourth plaoe, tbe best ball players do not receive as good salaries as eveu second-olass stage- players. They are not paid as well at int. class oommeroial travellers. Their income is ridioulously small as compared with that of a boss plumber, a bank manager or a rail- way'president. In fact, about tbe only pro- fessional men of any great efficiency who are worse paid than ball players are news- paper men, sohool teachers abd clergymen, and they a* every one kuqws, work for the good of others more than for pecuniary pro. St.— New York Mail and Expreu. 7 PERCENT, I have for sale, at any time, An sums of *200 to #10,000. first mortgage bonds upon improved Western Fanns, coupon bonds, nayable at the Third National Bank of New York, and bearing seven per cent, interest, payable semi-annuaJly. Every loan guar- anteed satisfactory. Investigation solicited. Breaking the Old man's Heart.' An old man with an anxious expression on hia face came into the office of an Austin newspaper, and said to tbe editor: \ T. wish you would put an advertisement in your ^>aper about my son Bill, He went to Colo- rado, and I've not heard from him for aix months.\ \I read in a Colorado paper two months ago that your son Bill had stolen a horse, and had been caught.\ \Been caught?\ \Yes ; he was caught riding the stolen horse.\ \ So he haft been caught? What a disgrace to our family! The fellow goes and let* himself be caught. Chat's the first time that it has happened to vny in our family\ and the broken-hearted ather staggered out of the office muttering ; '•' He let himself be caught I\— Texxu Sift- ng». « When Ihr Trait \V»ot. In Austin it k impossible to ascertain when any particular train leaves, without going to the depot and inquiring of UM ticket agent how many hours behind time the train is. Colonel Yerger wished to go to San Antonio on the 11 o'clock train, so h« said to his colored servant: \ Sam. go down to the depot and see what lame tho 11 o'clock train leaves.\ It was about 3 o'clock when Sam returned. \Well when does th» train leave?\ \It's done left, boos.\ and th» train leave?\ It s done left, b \ What ?\ \ I did jess what yet. tote Yer told m* tor see when de train left, and I watched till it waa plain outer right on de •idder side ob Ao Colorado ribber.\— Texat 9W It is stated that Gen. Grant's artiste tm lis battles, to be contributed to the OmPur)f nagazine, will number about 90, «nd that nb will reoeto about $10,000 for the series, j rtis reported that such a proposal was mad* j some time ago to the General \,j th* pub, ' Usher, of the ofcgaztae, bat declined, fifa j change oe oircuawUnoes hj mppottd to [

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