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rjTITs,'//•:/' EVERY THURSDAY, ByA , C. H. LIVINGSTON, lf( , V( ,,v .|.'«-rii'ti->n executed with prompt- DEVOTED TO POLITICS, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND WHOLE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE. VOL. 33. ELIZABETHTOWN, ESSEX COUNTY, N. Y., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1884. NO. 10. 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 notices are free. Correspondence of public interest solicited from all parts of the county. The subscription price of the POST AMD GAZETTE is $1.50 per year, payable strict- ly in advance. BUSINESS CARDS. Counsellor at Law, mo. wounseilcr at Law ^na Oounsoilorr at. Law, ro Counsellor A POETRY. Tfco Hm N t When I Bunt tooth* rusUo log cattn, 1 had for ray daily companions The creatures of l«*e ana of wood • Not a wrnnd from tne worm va forsaken The sweet sylvan oohoes awoke; Human speech to my ear was *> Hateful «y tongue to myself never apoke 1 «learned to Interpret the voices Of birds tn the green overhead; About mo the gay squirrel* chatter***— I know evory word that they Bald; H) potent and gracious Is Mature The flonaon of man to refine, The lore that old Solomon vaunted, in beast and Oird language, wan mine. But alas, my fair rca'm la Invaded* By an idle and boisterous crowd In tho woods there U shouting and laugh tor. The echoes are noisy and loud; Oono, (rone Is the silent communion Nature held with my Innermost senne: For the gross human tide ruHhea surging About me—and now I must hence I Hut the question in, wlilthor—ah, whither ? Could I hie me away to the Polo, \nd descend to tho dimmest reeeweB Of Syramwj mysterious Hole, rery first morning n vexation )uld nl An nome wandering Yankee would pofeo hla Inquisitive noso o'oa the brink j ThtJw la rest in the grave, say the poem, A no solitude there may bo found, / nd society cannot lnvado it With its Jangle and pitiless round ; Hut. I doubt not that, ere they had loft me V days quiet rest In my ghroud, 1 ho eohoos of Gabriel's trumpet Would bid rue arlso-wlth the crowd ! — S. 3. Conan' and, to Phoebe's surprise, she vu eminently lympathotio. \ Dear aunty,\ said the girl, \I nevei dreamed yon were as nice as this 1\ \ Well, my dear,\ said Grand-aunt Qar- rawfty, \ I have boon young myself, and I don't believe in patting too much constraint upon, tho heart \—(hero Phoebe jumped up and kissed her)—\ so, when I got your mother's letter, I thought the whole matter over. If you really believe you can't live without this young man—\ \ Darling aunty I\ falterod Phcebe, \ may I tell you a secret ?\ 1 ' Confide entirely ii Grand-aunt Garrawi \ He said he -was hungering and thirsting y inane, my child,\ sa ray, patting her cheek. foro t> oimj IWMI glanoes,\ addod Phoebo, MISCELLANY. | GRAND-AUNT GARRAWAY. my Gra nt Garrawey's said PHOTOGRAPHERS. PHOTOSE1PHI1 Ph(xibe, bursting into tears. \ Up in the Oatekill, where one never hears anything but tr«o-toftd» and whippoor-wille, and th« grass grows in the middle of the road, and j there isn't a wagon goes past, unices you j count the hdy-oarte and the daily stage I\ ! ' • Horrible !\ said Miss Parks, the sewing- J woman. ! \ I'd as soon be buried alive I\ sobbed ! PhtBbe. i \ 1 never hoard anything so cruel in all i my life!\ said Jemima, the maid-of-all- I work. \Not even in the last number of j ' Ferdinetta the Forsaken,' where the poor heroine is forbidden to—\ I \Do hold your tongue, Jemima, and get about your work I\ said Phcobe, sharply. '' Who asked you to interfere ? Mamma will be yery angry when ahe comes in and finds the parlors are not done up.\ And Jemima siunk sway rather discom, fited. I'm sure ' Ferdinette tne Forsaken' blushing vecy prettily. \ And he slept on the hay in the barn last night.\ \ My dear child, this will never do!\ prononnoed Grand-aunt Garraway. \ He must oome here !\ \ Hore, annty?\ \ I want to see him for myself,\ said Mrs. Oarraway. \ But what will mamma say ?\ \ Yonr mothor, my child, has evory oon- fidonco in my judgmont,\ aaid Grand- aunt Garni way, impressively. \ Didn't I toll yon that it was no part of my theory to put an unnatural force upon tho inclina- tions ? If be really loven yon so dovotedly, le shall have at least a chance. It isn't in >ho fitness of things that my grand-niece's mitor should be sneaking around the back- 3rohard, and sleeping in tho hay-loft lik< Phoebe colored a little. \ But what else could he' do, Aunt G raway ?\ said she. \ For that very reason,\ said the old lady, with dignity, \ I invite him here as a guee My husband's nephew, Harry Sanford, is bo here to-night from Boston ; but thore is plenty of room. Harry shall sleep in th Oedar Chamber. Mr. De Motte shall hav the Red Boom. Where is he now ?\ I—I think he's having a oigar and read- ing the newspaper in the amoke-house, 1 \ rather guiltily confessed Phoebo. \Go and call him in,\ said Mrs. Gmr. way. \ Toll him he shall be welcome.' And Phoebe obeyed, soaroely able to be- lieve her own ears. \ She's a deal better than any Fairy God- mother I over heard of,\ thought oho. Mr. Do Motte was indeed tall and Trou- HOTELS. •^BERKELEY,\ C'OJiRVVF, - Pnyrie Lnke nilaffe, Franklin Co., X. LLEN'HOUSET ALLEN, - - Projmt S*tk« Vlaoid, N. T. FIE~ WINDSOR? iNSION HOUSE, ICIIARDK HOUSE, Proprietor WEED HOUSE, Proprietor. IT WEED. Westpo-rt, . tnntion paid to fFlRMAN HOUSE, An average Congressman prizes nothing more than his seeds. They are always appre- oiated, and appeal to the great mass of coun- try constituencies. This seed distribution is a peculiar affair. Prom its inception the Agricultural Doparfr rot has relied upon it as a chief means of teeping in the good graoes of Congressmen, with remarkable suooess. The seed business began small, but last year $75,000 was voted its support, and this year $100,000 is »et aside for the purpose. Formerly the insiness was done in the basement of the Agricultural Department, but two years ago spacious building WM erected for the pur- n also shelters the Civil Bar vice Commissioners. I went down there the other day to find 00 women and fifty-eight men busily em- ployed hi putting up the seed. The men get f 1.50 a day, and women $1.25. Mr. Longley, the chief, presides. Every year he buys tons of seeds. Some < kbroad, the greater part is grown in this country. He is constantly on tho lookout iew varieties, which are bought, tried »y the department gardener, and if a sac- Two-thirds of his appro priation ho spends in seeds, the rest in put ting them up. Half the women paste to- gether stiff paper envelopes for the smaller kinds, and others sew ootton bags for the [arm seeds. Then boys with different sized scoops fill them, and at long tables othei a gam the envelope laps, < few quick stiches, sew the bags. Then the; are piled up in heaps like a small grist-mill waiting to be sent away. This work is go- ing on all the year. Now the winter wheat is being prepared, to bo followed by the oot- ton for the South badou and -like He had da ery hands and if his finger-nails A Garraway like to •k, pensiv< >me satin n >re not as clean as and his pocket- f.. BITTER FIELD, - Proprietor Moriah, Safe* County, N. X. i'ioti nleneant and airy rooms; 2W mile ••-.'m fort Henry and 3 miloP from tho -olnbratod Ore'Beds of Mlneville. Fine <>ftrrio«e drives, orocjuet BANKS. op POE T HENRY, N Y. (if <>xtcndinjr our -ople of KM8 on to invite the pi t n-i 1 do . ii of < •vlationi county, and tak< • «• opening of de- haso and sale of i of exchange, the d the transaction upom, t in nil banking bi sine**?. UJl ATTENTION GlVKN TO SUPPLY- ING INVK8TOB8 WITH UNITED 8TATK8 BONDS, •> the Exchange or Purchase of same md Railroad Bonds bought and sold. F. 8 . ATWELL, Cashier. aever would have spoke to a poor help thai way,\ thought she, with R sniff. \Miss Phcebe can't be a real heroine !\ While Miss Parks remained to console pretty Phcobe Tncson as she helped to pack the trunk whioh were to be sent to Grand- aunt Garraway's by express. \ And I'm not even to be allowed to bid him good-by 1\ wailed the forlorn young damsel. \ Oh, I don't see how mamma O&JO be BO hard-hearted !\ \ la he very handsome ?\ said Miss Parka, whose life had not known many love affaire. \Exactly like a Troubadour 1\ oaid Phoebe, enthusiastically. \ Dear, dear I\ said Miss Parks, with a vague ides of black velvet, a guitar and white-satin sleeve-linings. '' With melancholy ayes, and a moustaohi as bkek as ink,\ said Phoebe. \ Oh, don't put my collars in the same tray with th< ranch-heeled boots, please 1\ \ And what is his business ?\ said Miss Parks. \ He is here on a private embassy for th« | Russian Government,\ aaid Phoebe, proud- < ly. \ But that's just what mamma won't '• believe. He says he cannot divulge his identity without betraying his trust. As soon as his mission is over, he says he will produce the moat satisfactory explanations; but mamma aotuaily believes him to bt $g Impostor!\ \ Oh, dear t\ said Miss Parks. • • i ou see, mamma isn't a physiognomist,\ 7 taid Phcebe, '' or she would read truth plainly inscribed upou his noble brow. Th< checked summer-silks next, Miss Parks, though I don't know what use checked sum- mer-silks will be to me at Grand-aunt Gar- '' But you oan write to him every day, iear,\ soothed Miss Parks. \ They will intercept the letters,\ sighed Phcebe. \ Never mind,\ said Miss Parks, folding ip an India f oh lard polonaise, \ the torch of love will burn all the brighter for a few Brief obscurations.\ \ What a dear, comforting creature you re!\ said Phoebe, stooping to kiss Mist 'ark's knobby forehead. \I , too, have passed through the fiery ordeal,\ sighed Miss Parks, returning the oaress, as she packed a oologne-botUe and a travelling inkstand into the muffling folds : a red Shetland shawl. So Phoebe Tacson was sent to Grand- smnt Gangway's, at the foot of High Peak, • get her out of the way of Mr. Middleton De Motte. She was a little disappointed that the snug Queen Anne cottage was not dungeon-like, and that the solitary i tain-path turned out to be a well-traveled turnpike. She bad made up her mind to thorough martyrdom ; and Mrs. Garraway instead of being a hook-nosed old crone, NOTICE persons are forbid- lunt on any of the n-hy given that all <> Shoot, Fish or I Mlrandac* iron tin* Steel Co., iated in township 45, 46 and 47, includ- t-h» \Old Military Tmct,\ in the county Sssn, state of New York, and are for- ilcn to trespass thereon in any way, un- HIP penalty of the: law. AH persons 'passing thereon, for tho purpose of '\ting hunting or fliihing, will beprose- <\d tlierefor. JAMBS R. THOMPSON, President, Adirondack Club Incorporated. J. E. BARNES, Licensed Auctioneer FOR K88KX COUNTY. «\AII calls in the auctioneering lint promptly attended to. Terms reasonable. A|luW J. E. BABKIM, Westport, N. Y. ANEMIA handkerohiefs were not of the finest lini still people thought differently upon BUO* rabjeots. a Harry Sanford looks the most oi a gen- aman,\ thought Mrs. Garraway, And even Phoebe, in a mental.compan- ion, could not help owning to herself that Mr. Sanford seemed the most at his ease. But then,\ thought Phcebe, \ he hasn'1 any diplomatio troubles on his mind. ! wish, though, that dear Middleton wouldn't eat arreen Deas with his fork, and that he would take a little more notice of the chair oovera, and not drag them off every time h( sits down. I never knew before that hi ohewed tobuooo. I hope it won't make Grand-aunt Garraway nervous But Grand-aunt Garraway smiled hei sweetest, and seemed to notice nothing amiss. And Harry Sanford diligently talked poll ticfl, and did his best to BIDUH© the str&Df Nevertheless, when Phcebe went to bee that night, she was not so happy as she na< expected to be. For a diplomat, Mr. De Motte WOB not 8' remarkably intelligent, after all, and sh was very certain that his grammar was no altogether correct. She hoped that Harry Sanford had not observed it. In the dead of the night, Grand-aunt Gar. iy'B hand fell softly on Phoebe's shoul She started up. Hufih 1\ said the old lady. '' Don't uttei sound. Get up. Oome down stairs witk What is the matter ?\ gasped the girL Your line lover is breaking into my big >herry-wood bureau,\ said Mrs. Garraway. He has a complete kit of burglar's tools, lut don't look so frightened, my dear. The jwel-case ia there, but it is empty. Harrj tanford bas the pins and pendants at tht >unty bank. He's welcome to all he can find. And Harry and the farm-laborer hav« ;ot his accomplice safely tied outside ; and ey're ready to seize on him the moment steps across the threshold. But oome i want you to see for yourself !\ And, standing on the staircase, where she iuld peep through the transom-light ink ,e back-parlor, Phcebe beheld her Trouba, ir-lover picking locks 4nd prying ope SEEDS FOR THE PEOPLE. >arly Four Million PacVa«e* distributed 1 PIne« Where \ Spongta* \ I* tho Regalni and Congenial BIMIDOM. There Is no single industry of BO much I Hawesville, Ky., thirty-fi importance to Nassau, I think, a* ! ago, was a village whose entii fisheries. '' Sponging \ is a re- depended gnlar business in Nassau, of such large pro- one way or another. Tho steamboat wi nortJkms that a Sponge Exohange has been connecting link with tho outaido world, when thore were no boats} Hawesville \va thing apart. Everybody in the town ki lusiness successfully in Nassau a firm must ' the whistle of every boat that came represented In the Exchange. Sponge j went as well as he knew the familiar voicef in important thing in Nassau. It is plenty, and ohoap. You see sponges ly- p pg g established, governed by rules on the plai of the Stock Exohange ; and to d o sponge can be used in place of ootton o* woolen oloths it is used. Kitchen maids u*e sponges for \ dishcloths,\ and frequently i i b i sponge as big i During the year just Mr. Longley ll has mailed 8,622,738 packages, all going free. Of these 2,912.730 are given to 1\ Congressmen, although by law they are only entitled to two-thirds. Then the Agri- cultural Department has a orop correspond- ent in every county and a general one is eaoh State. The formor got 305,905 pack- ages, the latter 72, 450, while miscellaneous applicants received 279,663. And so perfeoi is the system that great books are kept wherein each reoipient and what ha receive! are set down. The seeds are of all sorts, from field oorn and potatoes to the raresi flowers. Peas, beans, corn and potatoes are ptit in quart asoks and the flowers seeds In tfny envelopes. Tho list inclulee over fifty kinds, while of vegetables there are 128 varieties, and of flowers 131. These two are more than two-thirds of the whole.. Last •2,351,835 lots of vegetables and 563,- of flower seeds were distributed, turnips ranking next, with 425,868, wheat 69,290, tobacco 114,671, potatoes 112,220, sorghum 84,369, while of the poor despised sunflowoz 165 packages were given away. But the reader will say, what a job it must be for a Congressman to do up t. ac address suoh a number of packages. Al- lowing that tb< AN OLD TIME TALE, THE MESSENGER SERVICE. Boys Sent to Pawn Hhoi»s and Hire Ing in the streets and kicking aboal the •ves that in New York pay fifty cents or $1 for. ould have Whe of his ighbors, and ohief am Hawley, a deaoon in lined to be forgetful. nothing but an s half a barrel. Windows a It w iably washed with them, glasses polish- ed with them, and they are used for almost moeivable purpose. Around tho trying ns. Hardly any hotel in the winter a Dg these was the ohuroh, The winter of '48-'49 was an unusually severe one, and the river had been ao full of ioe that for two months no boat had appeared upon the waters and Hawesville was in a state of desolation bordering on despair. Finally tho ioe thinned out anci every one was oo the tiptoe of expectanoy for the first steamer favorito, the \ Kentucky , th e °)' No. 2,\ was looked for as eagerly as a lover seeks his sweotheart. Friday and Saturday i handsome Q the counter as he entered a : \ Do messengers bring maay things to pawn ?\ was asked of the proprietor. j \ Yon might be surprised to see the nnm- ' bor of these boys who bring things here every day. You see, if a lady or gentlemnn is in Want of money, they do not like to be soen i/oinff into a pawn shop, so tliev rintz for a district messenger aad get him to go Gone. The shadow of a tent I aavv, A ion? the sloping sand, A tent upon a headland hlgb— That bulwark or the land. By day I heard the campers laugh; And when the evening star Shone soft above the sea's dark rim, Like lighthouse lamps afur— Jubtlai That burs thes 1 ;op of song t that tent, roaring sea is gone ! It left ' boys\ ;o sell th mitor le of the ith long strings rn to tho Americ n Na alo hout takin I bought a string of passed, but no Kentucky No. 2, mday morning the peoplo went to thoi: IO ohuroh in soro iliHappoiutrneut. Tb< .use was full, and Deaoon Hawloy held each o o received last year 7,104. This ia not literally true, for the city members very often exohang© thoir seeds with buoolio statesmen for books and other perquisites, while the country members, who never oan get enough seeds, go in troops to Dr. Lor- ing to beg for more than they get b y allow- ance and exchange. He alway; to squeeze fifteen sponges, that utretohed outfarhighor than my head, for \ one-and-six,\ or thirty- n and a half cents. They make very presents to give to your friends when get home, they are so oheap, and a sponge is more valuable when you know It has just been brought by somebody you know from tho sponge fisheries. Some of the servants about tho hotel understand the knack of pressing sponges, and for a tri- fling consideration will take a bushol of iponge and paok it in o oigar box. The sponging fleet is oomposed of email schooners ranging from ten to forty tons. Eaoh schooner oarries from four to six men, and makes periodical trips out to tho sponge beds around Abaco, Andros Island and Ex- umft. The men do not dive for them, as iponge fishers in tho Mediterr use long-handled things like flsh them out of the water, water they oan see every inoh of the bottom moke up their minds what tongs to take, and seize hold of one carefully, detach ii from the rock to which it olings, and lift it into the boat. They are not the nice, deli cate, light^oolored things we see in shop windows. When taken first from the watei they look and feel more like a pieoe of raw liver than anything else I can compare them with. They are slippery, slimy, ugly and smoll bad. Thoir color is generally a sort of brown, very much like tbe color of gulf weed, only a little darker. Most peoplo ire taught, in their days oi freshness and innocence, that the sponge ia an animal, and wht'n they visit Nivssau they expect perhaps to BOO spongtss swimming about the hMbor, if indeed they do not surprise some 67 the more athletic ones climbing trees or makin| little exouraions over the hills. But thej are disappointed when they learn that the animal part disappears entirely long, before part we use for mopping up Haider is only his house, the many-roomed residei customed plnce in with his hat sitting • of hia ] of it. Tho preaohi I come quickly,\ and the deacon, thinking of the ateum boat, shook his hoad sadly, but responded fervently \Amon.\ For fifteen minutes the minister dwelt upon the situo- tion and grow olo^iient, and tlien a sound was hoard from the river. Every ear grew intent and atmiucd to catch its meaning. The minister oven stopped to listen, and then Deaoon Hawley, with one eye on the pulpit, reached over the end of his pow, grabbed hia hat and fairly shouted : \ It's the Kentucky No. 2, by gad.\ It went through the congregation like a thunderbolt; the whole house arose with a yell, and following the Deacon, rushed to the wharf and gave the old boat such a hur- ,h that sho shook from jaokataff to rudder. ild astonish you to BOO somo of ' the peculiar erraads that messengers are ! called upon to do in tho uptown offices,\ ! said a clerk. \ Some are asked to carry j bubios to the ferry ; others ride them in the : cort country peoplo through : • them the sights ; others • houses to guard thorn while i others go to tho dry goods re to match silki othors take drunken Just then an old lady dressed like a coun- • woman entered and said she would like bo shown through Central Park. \ Next,\ ; .led the clerk, aud a boy about five feet ' j high, with a dejected look and i% cap drawn i tne J - R •e upon the sand, mpers' song ffoes oi ng tho nhore, snowy surf A Hhadow on the stretching sand, To-nlglit I sit alone ana hear The son<?s my dead did sing, And in mine ears thetr voices clear V'lll never cease to ring ; The song of deeds by souls that wen Like saints In garments white ; Of honest speech, of highest alms, ind round the light ugh e for u-d. is to whftl to do and both ' vanished tonts of pilgrim lives, transient by the sea, it though the alnirer must pass on ? le song shall stay.wlth me. — Youth's Companion, When the a block j butt of a ciga j the Park, far office, the boy took th< from his pocket aud asked t. H« struck a lively gait fc n advance of the old lad; ng to oatch up with him. essongdrs allowed to smol 3UNHISE ON MT. WASHINGTON. The sunrise and sunset, when viewed from here, are wonderfully entrancing when : the weather is favorable; far higher thao the other peaks, we catch the rays of the ked. oyster tongs to I —Merohamt Traveller. In thio cleai | -<=»- MONKEYS AT A BREAKFAST. 1 wag mfirriod in India. I engaged for our honeymoon a little house—sisi6on milofl or BO from any other habitation of white men —that stood on the steep white cliffs of tho NorbuLidft I^IVQJT, which ii6ro flows through & canon of pure white marble. Close beBide our house waa a little hut, where a holy man lived in charge of an adjoining shrine, earning money for himself and the ihrine by polishing little pieces of marble as me- mentoes for visitors. It was a wonderful place altogether, and, while my wife went in to change her dress, the servants laid breakfast on the veranda over-looking the river. At the clatter of the plates there be- gan to coiue down from the big tree that overshadowed the houae, and up the trees that grew in the ravine behind it, from the house-roof itself, from everywhere, a multi- tude of solemn monkeys. They came u p •^*>gty and iu couples, and in families, and took their places without r trhilo on duty ?\ 1 ' No. If thoy aro cuught at fined. \—New York 8uri, WESTERN LAND = GRAI3BING, Millions of Acres Illegally Foi Fraudulently Entcred. oomo tirno BIQOQ tho Oommisi Goneral Land Office ordered cprt^xin public land^ in Ooloroido braska, with i iced In and a survey of a&.d Ne- ' suits fit tho ho court against cattle com- panies that havo illegally fonoed in large tracts of land in those States. A special agent who has been superintending tho sur. voy in Colorado, in a report to the Com. missioner, says oight ensea have been found against the Prairio Cattle Comprinv, com- poRod ot Scotchman. An examination nfiB been made of tracts containing 100 square miles, 25 square miles, 1(1 square miles, 75 square milos and the agent is at present ex- amining a tract containing over 100 square miles. All of those are under the control of the Prairie Cattle Company says, are illegally fenced in Officials in the Lund Office say the prao- tice of illegally fencing large tracts of land and making fraudulent entries has been greater the past year than ever before. They cluiin that between five and sis mil. sun first, and staDd in broad daylight, while the rest of the world below is yet bathed in the shadows of the night. Slowly hie ma- jesty rises, and inch by inch the shadows creep down tbe lower mountains around and below us until, with a tremendous leap, as if he tired of hia slow progress, and wish- ing to show no partiality, the sun rises high In the heavens, and the whole earth is bath- ^d in the glory of his ?ays ; mountains lie tnaased .against mountains; valleys reaoh north and south, east and west, fax as the eye can pieroe, with silvery streams tumb- ling along them, or leaping down the sidei of the uplifted hills, while the view with every moment becomes more extended and grander, as tho sun becomes felt and sweeps away the mists whioh hide some of the more distant scenery. Lovely as the view ia, we cannot enjoy it long, for the morning air atrikes chill here, and we are glad to hurry in to the hotel and enjoy the grateful warmth of the huge wood fire, which leaps md roars in the cavernous depth of the huge chimney, which recalls that of some , old baronial castle. It ia no idle warning id, the agent , bQflt lg conveyed by the cards tacked on the f the bed-rooms, whioh notify us Complaints fvoii aail^ by agents -hioh he sheltered himself while at sea. Aiter the sponges reach the deok of the ves ael they are oleaned and dried and gc ', fast all laid, th' through a curing process. They then be- i in to call my wif< come the sponges of oommerce, and are d i j \Breakfast is ready, vided into eight varieties in the Bahi >ut a few extra, which aooounte with a gold-h«*ded cane and a temper, waa » oheerful old lady, wboae obeeks wer« tinted with fresh bloom, like a winter-apple, and who wore a black silk dreas with lace ruffle*. The parlor floor wu oovtred with a real Turkey rag; there waa a cabinet of old china in the oorner; a little maid in a whiu o»p waited at the table ; and Gr»nd-*unt Gtarraway't jewel-earn was a marrel to be- hold. Tbe old lady had traveled in Europe, r«ad all the newest books, anddrove a little basket-pheeton with a fat, dappled pony, \ Well, then, he met me under the apple- trees last night,\ confessed Phoebe, \ by the light of the moon t\ \You've written to him, then?\ said Grand-aunt Garraway, with a ahrewr 1 twinkle in her haael eyes. \ Y-yes,\ owned Phcebe. •• I told him i was unlike anything that I had anticipated. I described your pretty furniture and choke china, and the wild silver tea-cerrioe, with the Garraway monogram on it, and your set of amethysts, and h e oam%on b y the earliest train.\ \Oh be didr\ aaid Orand-annt ..ar- for their having more than two-thirds. But taking the average number, over 7,000 of these bundles to direot would be a large job. Instead of that, they do this : Every Con- gressman keeps a wonderful book of names. He ransacks direotoriea, writes to local poli- tioians and relies on bis memory to get a List of all the men in his district who any reason are worth looking after, thousands of them, with addresses, are thus hand. This volume is sent to the Seed Ioe. There the clerks dixoot to eaoh name ariety of seeds, and in the mail goes at s same time a neat official postal card 'hich bears these words, the blank appro- iriaiely filled: SIB—At the request of Hon. we send package of . Very respectfully. QEOBQE B . LOBINO, Commissioner. Thus the recipient sees whence the dona- ion comes, even if the member does not have the bags sent to his room to be direoted >y his own hand. One wagon is kept con- itly carrying the paroejs to the postoffloe, and, if the increase goes on, uo one knowi what bounds this grand distribution may ich.— Correspondence Cincinnati Com* drawers in a .moot bnmnoRS-like In spite of her resolution, she uttered a Lite ory. Mr. De Motte looked up and saw her. The next instant tbe room was in darkness. ' But we caught the fellow' as neatly as .possible,\ Mr. Harry Sanford said, after- ward, \ with the empty jewel-case in his possession, and a lot of silver Bpoons in his breast-pocket. He's an old hand, the Al- bany authorities say. 'Light-fingered Lemuel,' they call him ; and he's safe to get a long term in the penitentiary.\ Alas, poor Phoebe 1 \ But how did you know he was i thief, Aunt Garraway ?\ said she. \ I didn't know, child,\ said the old lady, I only suspeoted that everything wasn't right. But don't fret. One doesn't expect a young girl like you to be the best jmdge of character In the world. Harry Sanford declared he was a rascal the first moment he set eye* on him.\ \ You iee,\ «dd Harry, \ he nerer look, ed me straight ia the eyes. That ia an t failing symptom.\ And Harry Sanford set himself BO dili- gently to work to console the disillusionized maiden that he soon succeeded in restoring her temporarily-eclipsed amiles. So the expedition to Grand-aunt Gar- rawav'i proved a success, after all. The Middleton De Motte <mgagement was broJten up, and there ia every probability that new one will rise, Phoenix-like, out of ita ashes.— Helen Forrest Qravet. Presence «f Mind a t * Critical Moment. They were strolling i n the green fields and ha was telling her of his love. Just as he was on the point of asking her to marry him a oow, whloh was oonoealed by ft bosh A few feet away, mooed long and loud. Did the girl faint away or run away or scream f No. She gave one little Imperceptible start and simply remarked i <4 Go away, oow. you were saying, George » - the veranda,\ and satlhere, like an aaaiem waiting for an entertainment to commence. I Th e settlors a And, when everything was ready, the break- | tne m aW!i y £ Lkoys all seated I went ' which they hi j Land Offlo officials, iu *\ id they are all'. J ect to-day, said that if th 4 ' tinued cattle nitm will in d taking e settled u Some, called \ lambswool,\ or '' sheep wool,\ e as fine and soft as silk and very strong. Others, although large and perhaps tough, Euro coarse and comparatively worthless. There are, too, bouquet sponges, silk j sponges, wire sponges, and finger and glove sponges. The process for curing them, I believe, ia to keep them on deck for two or three days, which \kills \ them. Then they are put in a crawl and kept there fiom eight to ten days, and are afterward cleaned and .ng,\ I said. \ Who are waiting ?\ ehe asked, in d may. \ I thought we were going to be aloi and I \was just ooming out in my dressi gown.\ i Dakota, bleached in the sun the beaoh. When I said. \Tbe people \ sioner that of th. about here are not very fashionably dressed I ninety p< themselves. They wear pretty much th« ' a 8 ent ' i r same things all the year round.\ i subject, And so my wife oarue out. Imagine, then in e eHt r iddle of the veran- her astonishment • in the that persona are not allowed to take the bed- olothing to use as wraps when going out ^O 360 tll6 Slill &QCL DHOOU 1T&&3* On uTSt noticing it persons are apt to ridicule fch» . idea, but when they issue into the darkness witly entered. | n f ^g sum mit , when the keen, cold air bitea being received | lik e a 8 harp-toothed boaat, t.W ™»li** bow iere. i comfortable one of those warm blankets are driving j w OU \& De about the shoulders, and under- them lands , , ten( i wua t we i ga t the warning oarries. One o! the j Victors to the summit should not fail to ig of the sub- j br ing plenty of heavy clothing, for, n o ctice is con- ! natter how warm it may be in the valleys, otire control j tn e 0O i d her e ^ otten i n t enS6 , even in Au- of the best publio lands in the United States ; gU8tf whil e th9 changes are auddea and aa- within twenty years. Relative to the fraudu- 9Spe oted lent entries of lands, a land agent in New ! - <*• Mexico informs th* General Laud Oomrais- j BREAKFASTS, tries ia that Territory Periodieal i th er7I^ara the liunent flurf fraudulent. <uid an othei ! • , • •%.< . . , : we do not more commonly have in this vii mg upon e same . oountry tJi e t l jr renc h breakfast,\ whioh is lule*nt\in V that r Territory i P°P ukrl y supposed to be a roll and a cup | o f coffee, or sugar and water, upon or be- dastood of th they reach Nassau the roots are out off, and the sponges are trimmed and dressed for j pa n y of E pac atops, exportation. | ALLIGATOR HUNTING, a >' Dynamite.\ A few night ago I had my slumbers broken several times by the discharge of guns. On repairing to the bank of the river, the next morning, to ascertain the cause of the coises n occupying a hastily constructed palmetto fan i alligators were lying breakfast table, and all the , a 8 well as the railings and overed with an immense nkeys, rest the j I n 1879 ] om- j i egree 8 boio ad ! p aQifl o Rail NOVEL RAILROADS. g varying in length from four to eight feet. Th h h d killd h The hunters had killed them the previous j M 8O i 6mnlini aeriou 8 M u i t ha d night. One of the young men waa bu 8 y j move d Oal y thei r eye g winke d an d thd r TONS OP DOLLARS* There are now in the Treasury vaults here .30,000,000 of silver dollars, whioh weigh ,738.000 pounds, or upwards of 4,869 tons >f 2,000 pounds eaob. If placed in ordinary ooal carts, a ton in each, and allowing fifteen :eet of space for each cart, it would make a continuous procession fourteen miles long. The above figures do not include the silver iiillion and fractional silver ooins held by the Treasury. Of the latter there are now i hand $30,000,000, and of the former $4,000,000, the aggregate weight of whioh is 1,217 tons, thus making the total weight of silver now in the Treasury 7,088 tons. To provide Btorage for this stock of silver i additional vault has been constructed in the basement of the Treasury Department, directly underneath the cash room. This vault is thirty-one feet four inches wide, fifty-five feet four inches long and nine feet four inches high. It will hold fifty million silver dollars, whioh represent* 1,790 tons. The walls, oeilings and floors are construct- ed of three chilled iron and two steel plates riveted together, thus making the metal a whioh forms the defenses of the vault r two inches in thiokness. T?be founda- tion of the vault rests upon the earth, and tue iron and steel flooring is laid upon twelve inches of hydraulic oement to guard against entranoe by means of a tunnel. The tiro doors by whioh entranoe is obtained are massive, all known material being used in their construction to make them safe against felonious assault. Each door is famished with two looks, one key being kept by Treas. urer Wyman and the other by Cashier Whep- ley. Large as the vault is it will not hold the surplus dollars if their coinage M tot present rate of 2,000,000 per month is con- tinued for two years to oomt.—WMU Correspondence Boeton Budget. The latest B«ectne»! Phenomenon. Here is a new eleotrio phenomenon de- scribed by Edison t A live flsh swimming in dear water having swallowed a little inoan- aesoant lamp, when the current is turned on, the fish Is lighted up to yon oan see through him aad observe tbe circulation of theblpo*. . . _, . pyg mp. Six dead lotionless and silent as if they were j aive r o n ic e th stuffed. Only their eyes kept blinking and their little round ears kept twitching, Laughing heartily—at whioh the monkeys only looked all the graver—my wife sat down. \ Will they eat anything ?\ asked she. \Try them,\ I said! So she picked up a bisouit and threw it d passed e feet deep. The pre d be i ADS. :y stood of the ix the twenty Northera Missouri L° ! tit i th i 68 re ariaing—the t )ubt that the ord .is country is a pecially in the sr meal of the day fol- . o'clock. There is no iary heavy breakfast in physiological mistake, nmer time and for those not labor out of doors, and at all times for those who do not relish ot digest it. Man ia the only animal that eats wheD iiG is not immsry 5 out 11 3IQ is uUOfiFTVj 3 hearty and ralional breakfast is a good thing. An experienced physician once said that there was a grave waiting not far ahead the r like p among the company. And the result! Three hundred monkeys jumped up i one, and just for on riot that defies desc stant every monkey d ri stant there was a iption. The next in- sitting in its placa if i hd ;h the ice resisted may b estimated ] the fact that the track was laid OD j •e-foot ties, aud that the cars carried j over a quantity of railroad iron as well as a ! number of visitors. About a year ago a similai I at Hochelaga. In this instance a rough road j for children who are \neve r hungry foi } bed was first levei'ud ia the ioe -, th.eu cross- breakfast,\ his idea being that a good morn* beams were fitted in. and upon these were ing appetite is a norm&l symptom for grow* placed longitudinal beams which were them- - . ... wives crossed by the ties that held the rails, water being then pumped over the whole structure to freeze it dow s twitched. My wife thrc again the riot, them another bisouit, and ad then another and an- ikinning the alligators, while the other, rifch the aid of a single cooking utensil, whioh answered the purpose of a baking ovec and coffee pot, was preparing a fruga] morning meal. The skin is removed from the belly, the under part of the jaws, and the inside of the legs. The skin on the back is worthless. As soon as the skins are re- moved they are salted and packed in bar- ^ ^ o o — rels, and shipped to a New York firm. The | ^'and dispersed for the day's\ occupation*. hunters receive $1 a piece for all hides four Chicago TirM*. feet long and upward. ' After the skins are removed the hunters out off the heads and place them on the edge of the river, where they remain for about a week. At the end of that time the teeth become so loose that they oan be readily pulled out with the fingers. The teeth from half a dozen large alligators weigh about a pound, and are worth $4. The two young men killed fifty alligators 1 the week that they hunted in this neigh- borhood. They begin hunting as soon as it becomes thoroughly dark. Their hunt- ing outfit consists of a bull's-eye lantern, in camp language called \ look-'em-up,\ a double-barreled shotgun, or \ kill-'em-sure,\ and a hatchet, with whioh they split the al- ligator's skull, and to whioh they have given the very expressive name of \ dynamite.\ The man who is to do the shooting for the night fastens the lantern to his forehead and takes his place in the bow of a small boat. His partner paddles the boat cautious- ly along the stream, while the man in the bow keeps a sharp lookout for alligators' eyes, which under favorable circumstances other and another. Bat at length we had given away all that we had to give, and gol up to go. The monkeys at once rose, every monkey on the veranda, and advancing gravely to the steps, walked down them in , flrm ia thi s rt tha t Mn loade d wit h .^!^.^!!^T:2f^.r n u n °;n!^! heflv y lo 8! jfliui P aw over with p erfeQt se - he oan \ shine \ with his lantern at i dia tanoe of 200 yards. As soon as they dia. cover a, pair of eyes they paddle cautiously up to within a couple of feet of the alliga- tor's head and discharge a load of buckshot into it. As soon as the shot is fired the paddler oatohes the alligator by the jaws, which he holds together with one hand, while he cleaves the skull open with his hatchet. Sometimes {he alligators retain consider- able power of action. When such is the case it is rather exciting work getting them into the boat. Sometimes very large alli- gators turn the boat over. If an alligator is not handled at once after being wounded he sinks to the bottom and i» lost,— ffev DUMMY ORCHESTRA LEADERS. \ Do you know that it is quite oommoalj (he oase that orohestra leaders are very, pool performers ?\ aaid a first violin to a Sur, reporter. \ No, I never heard that; but how oan aoh men lead an orohestra f\ \ They don't lead. They sit on high chairs and nourish their batons, but the orohestra pays no attention to them. Did vou ever watoh the individual performers at an orohestra ? If you ha-ve, you have seen that the performers look at their music, and Qot at the leader.\ \ How oan suob. men get employment ?\ the idea of grading for a railroad through a forest with a cross- cut saw, and lying the ties on the stumps. This ha8 actually been done in Sonoma oounty, California. Here the trees are saw- ed off and levelled, and the ties are fasten- ed on the stumps, two of which are huge redwoods standing side by side, and sawed off seventy-five feet from the ground. 8o this support that cars loaded with y g p jurity. It is not generally known that in L839 no less than fifty-two miles of the pro- icted road of the Ohio Railroad Companj was laid on wooden piles whioh were from seven to twenty-eight feet long, and driven tet N i h \ Easily enough. they work cheaper. What is the use of wasting a good performer in the leader's chair ? None. In some oases they are good busi- ness men who know how to colloot good musicians and sell their services. One of the most suoeeasfal leaders I ever knew did not even understand a note of muaio. But he could get orders to supply music f ot balls, parties, concerts, <fco. He would put himself in the orowjl and draw hjs $7 to $10 % night for fictitious services. He hud a lummy violin that did not make any noise tnd he we at through the motions like a veteran. He owned a lager beer saloon, too, and if his unfortunate hirelings did not spend most of their earnings in his saloon he would discharge them. \ It is my experienoe that it i s the rul« that leaders of orchestras are not the best musicians by any means. There are, oi course, honorable exceptions well known to the publio. But if you will make a suooes •ion of bets that the leaders of differeat o * otaftras are poor performers I will guarantee that yon will win a majority of ta«n,\ apart in fou g No train, howev is ever run over this track. Several wood- en track railways, on the other hand, are actually operated in the United States aud Canada. One of these in the province of Quebeo is thirty miles long and is used in transportation of timber. The rails are of maple, trains are said to run over them with remarkable smoothness at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour. Another wooden track railway moro thnn fifteen miles long has been constructed on the gradings of th< abandoned South Carolina Central Railroad in order to carry the products of turpentine distilleries to a market. yp g d healthful children, after an all- night's fast. This ought probably to be the oondition of vigorous adults who have work to do, and who go to bed at a seasonable hour and do not load their stomachs with food or drink before retiring. The rational rule would seem to be to eat in the morn- ing, if hungry, of seaaouable food ,lhat is most grateful and rt ia'iable—whioh doei tot ordinarily mean heat producing meal >r fata in the dogdays. Lord Bacon's wise emark that \ a man's own observation, what ho finds good of and what he finds is the best physio to preserve health.\ Th.6 first applies to breakfast as .. jll as to the general diet and regimen. There is no reason why one should not take French breakfast\ if it agrees with his taste and conforms with his habit of life. Vastly more people are ill from over-eating than from undSreating. At this time of th« year in partioular it is not easy to err OS the side of simplicity in diet.- ' - ~~\ Chewing gum is made from chicle, a gum which exudes from a Mexican tree, the fruit of which is called sapodilla. The fruit ii about the size of an apple and is delioions in flavor. The gum is collected by tapping the trees, when it runs out freely, is molded in the sand into cakes, hardening in tbo sun, and is brought to the market on pack mules, eaoh mule carrying about 300 pounds. When the natives start out on a long journey they always provide themselves with chiole in order to allay the paugs of thirst, for by ohewing the gum the month and throat ait kept moist and the desire for water dimin. Castoria. When baby was sick, wo gave her Castoria. Wherrshe was a Child, she cried for Castoria When she was a Miss, she clung to Q&storia. When she had Children, Bhe gave them Castoria, : e f»w4 A FOOLISH FRAUD. 41 You would be surprised,\ said a post, jfnoe official recently, \ if you oonld know how frequently stamps are used a seoond ot even a third time. And what is the roost surprising thing about it ia there is no profit for the person, using a stamp the second time, aa it requires more than 2 cents' worth of application and ingenuity to oleonse a jtamp ; but the loss to the Government i s eery considerable. I would be oontent tfl receive a sum equivalent to that stolen from toe department every year in this way for my salary. Post-office olerks by long prao* tuie beoome very familiar with the appaar- anoe of good and bad stamps. They acquire perhaps the same degree of ability i n the detection of the irregularities as do olerks who handle money, but in large offloes there are so many letters and the work of oanoel- ling is of necessity so rapid .that very few jhanoes are offered for detection. It is only when letters are deposited in offices whe n , the mail receipts are small that there Is any considerable danger of detection in using stamps a seoond time. But the use cannot, j be profitable; paokages or heavy-weight letters having sufficiently lar$» postotg* , stamps, on them to justify their cleansing | for a seoond use are subject to a somewhat rigid inspection and fraud can b« detected As I said, however, tbe use of smaller stamp* \ a seoond time i» large enough to make quit* » hole i n the department funds,\—JV>* *^M^

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