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TH E PUBLISHED EVERY W E P K IiSDAY- C. C. W IT H E B S T IN E & SO^f, E D IT O R S A N D P R O P R IE T O R S . T E R M S : The D emockat and , {J- azeixe , with Chrome. Will be sent to any person for one year for $2 00 in advance; or, the D ehoceat asp G azette , without Chromo, will be sent to those living in the County for $1 50 in advance, and to those living out of the County SI 60 in advance, post- ase paid. No paper discontinued unless all ar­ rearages are paid, except a t the option of the publishers, BATES OF A D V E E T ISIN a i, One square, one week ............................... §1 00 One square,two weeks.. ........................... 1 50 One square, three weeka.« ......... 2 00 One square, one month ................ . .......... 3 00 One square, two months ................... .. 4 00 Ono square, three montlia..i. ......... . o in) One square, s i s m o u th s -------- - — 7 00 One square, one y ear...— ........................ 12 00 who advertise am o u n tthanasc SEW DEKTAL OEFICE! P r . T . A . H O A R p , Ffiori! THE MEW YORK DEMTAl COlllSE, rS prepared to do all kinds of work appertaining to I D B I S T T I S T J E I ^ In the most thorough and efficient manner, npon brief notice. O F F IC E O V E R B U R B IL L ’S D R U G STORE, IN POPPER'S BLOCK. IVlain S t r e e t , H e r k im e r . DEMOCRAT ESTABLISHED 1842.] I L r X ’V ^ ' V I L m I E S W A X m 3 L m & G . O . W I T H E B S T I H E & P r o p r i e t o r s . [GAZETTE ESTABLISHED 1863 T h e Union and the C o n stitution. T E R M S .— $ 2 . 0 0 A Y E A R . yOLUME XIIV. HERKIMER, WEDNESDAY AUHUST 18 , 1875 . KITMBER 1 . TW O PIC T U R E S . BEFORE MABBIAQE. V E Q E T I N E Purifies the Slood, Renovates and In­ vigorates the Whole System. Its Bledical Properties are ALTERATIVE, TONIC, SOLVENT AND DIURETIC. Maeeie, m y beautiful darliucr* Creep iato my arms, my STreet, Let me fold ?oa a^ain to m y bosom* So close I c a n hear your h e a r t beat.* W hat I these little ficeers been sewing? One's been prioked by tie needle, I see; These ha11dff3JhaH.be kept &eefrom labo]^ ’\^’len once they are yi?ea to me. AFTER MAERIAGE. )h, Meg. you are heavy—I*m tired; _«o s it in the rocker, I »r»y; .hundredL imd ninety ■hat t sort of n eases, IMnfcer, jraintness a t the Stomach, and all ? S — ffta, ffoui and Spinal Gomplainte, can only ha effeotualiy cured thro—^ *•-_ i.,—^ nent cure. Bach, K idnep ComplavntB, ---- ---------------- Wea&ness, Leacorrnaa, arising from internal ulceration* and uterine diseases and General D ebility, V eobtikb acta d irectly np- ou the causes of these complaints^ Xt invieorates and strengthena the whole system, acts upoi cretiye or^rans, allays inflammation* Coras u] ation and regulates the bowels'. lUUU^U ^mltiea.*^ In fact. V eqetine is the host remedy yet dis- ^Are n o t the many testimonials given for the different comnlaints satisfactory to any feasona- ble person suaerrng from any disease mentioned above, that they can be cured? Read tbe differ­ ent testimonials given, and no one can doubt In many of these, cases the persons say that their pain and aufferiDs cannot be expressed.-as in cases of Scrofula, where, a p p arent^, the whole ; body was one mass of corruption. If VuiOETiiiE ■wtil relieve pain, cleanse, pnri^ and cure snch diseases, restoring the patient to perfect health after trying different physicians, many remedies. suffering-for years, is it not conclusive proof, if soju are a. sufferer, yeu «au h e outed? Why is this medicine performing such great cures? I t works in the blood, in the circulating fluid. I t can truly be called the Great Blood Purifier. ly npon it. to purify and renovate, has any just elaiin upon public attention, .When the wood becomes lifeless and stagnant, e ither irotn change o f weather or o f c lim a te, w a n t o f exercise, irreg­ ular diet, o r from a n y other c ause, th© V eoetine will renew the blood, carry off the putrid hu­ mors, cleanse the stomach, regulate the bowels. and impart a tone and vi«or to the. whole boaty. a nd im part a t o n e and vigor to the w h ole 1 “/eSVdids- . supplied by the Vegetable Kingdom are more safe, more snocessful in the cure of disease,4han min­ eral medicines. VEGsriNEis com posedofi--\- Karks a n d T e r iis.^ lf i ^ l e S a n r ^ ^ perfectly safe to give to an infant. Do you need it? Do not h esitate try to i t . Yo You will never re- WOUIil> XOT B F WITttOXJT V E G E T I N E F O R TE N TIM E S ITS C O S T . o f d isease? peculiar t o the sprrxiff and summer seasons. I would not be withoiB B^ r ^ ^ to ^ s ^ teco s t. ' Agent for Massachusetts _ _________ -life Assurance Company, Sears Building, Boston, Mass. V egetine is Sold T>y all Druggists. angl8w4 TWs dressing-gown^ets iihe the d—1 Strange, nothing can ever look decent'; I wish you coulcLknow how they feel. What's this bill from Morgan’s? Why. surely. I t ’s not for another new dress? Lopk.here 1 I ’ll be b ankrupt ere New Tear. . Or your store bills will have to grow less. Eight o’clock I Meg. bow on this button As 3oon*as you finish that sleeve; A H U N D & m jV E A B S AQO. . W h ere, w h e re a re a l l the b ir d s t h a t s a n g _ A hundred years age ? lowera that all in faea uty sprang lundred years ago ? The lips that Smiled, The eyes that wild In flashes shone Soft eyes u p o n : ere* O w h e re a re 11] (maiden’s smiles, t That lived se Ion Wbo peopled 4dltlie ci£y sfcreels hundred years. as^:Z Who filled the church with faces meek A hundred years ax6 ? Xhii sneering' ta le Of sister frail; T h e p lo t t h a t work) A brother’s h u rt; THE FATAL JAIL. O r the eveniog of vTune 20,1837, a peddler on horsebe^ck stopped at the smithy of John Stealle. ola the out­ skirts of the town of Tickhill, Dear Doncasttir, Englanli, 66V6taI persoofi were in the smitbj' at the time, Be­ sides the blacksmith and his son Eiohard. The peddler asked Steel le to shoe his horse as ^aicklj as be lee wishedd to rea<each ‘ “ and get a bed could, as h wishe to r Doneast- at his old vmsimm Like a tree beside the river ^Of^her Jife that mils from me. I>o I lean me* murmunnsT ever -rGersUa Maesey. church is not a bondage, yet it is wholesome resti'ietidh. A man ought not to want to do anything but good ; and a just man ought, for the love of goodness, and justice, and not from any lower or coarser reason, to fulfill all duty, and avpid all wrong, nev­ ertheless, we are all frail; and there are many 4,imes when men, would say or do or venture if they were disconnected from any church,, which thej won Id not do or venture where persons knew of their purpose to live a Hodlj life. And then, eiit of the church, men are open to- temptations, and liahie to infioenoes from which they would he greatly guarded by con­ nection with the choreh. fe^E v i tience. ] ^ _ _____ _____ been prosperous are seldom the mOBt worthy, and never. the most strong. He who has been compelled to Buffer, has probably not begun £6 learn how to be magnanimous; as it is only by patience and fortitude that we can know what it is £6 overcome evils, or feel the great pleasure of forgiving er early, and get a place ; for the ne^t day being Stat- ues,” or Fair, a number of visitors wonld be looking for accommodations. While the smith was attending to the peddler’s horse, another stranger arrived, also on horsehackv aud Mko- wise desiring the smith’s services, ar his horse had cast a shoe. ^ The two strangers and the loungeri got into conversation, and the peddler Hnally opened a mahogany case which was. suspendhd by a htrap from his shoulder, and exhibited his wares, which consisted of rings, gold and silver chains. Watches and so forth.-— On the last comer^s heanng that the peddler was going to l!)oncaater, he Qered to accompany him, as he was oing in the same dfrection ; adding iiat as he was a stranger the peddler light take him to some house vmer conld get accomodation. Theped replied that he was going to \The Traveler’s Rest,” oh thfi outskirts of Doncaster, as it was a good house and he knew the landlord. When the smith removed the shoe from the horse of the last comer, be examined it closely, remarking that-it had been made in Hplderse^, point* log out the fact' that the nail was peculiarly made, having a half split in the head, and saying that that was aHoldernesa fancy. \ r i l keep this nail ” the smith said, and he drove it as a wedge into the handle of a small hammer, where it passed through the eye. The peddler sent for a fi^on of ale, and they stood drinking and ialking for some time. W hen the blacksmith joked the peddlerAbout being^n such a hurry when he first camp in, he laughed and said ; “ Oh, that’s all right. I ’ve made up my mind to sleep in the big out­ house, where Z have often s l ^ t before ; its comfortable, and nice, you know,” the peddler added. When the two men were ready to depart the peddler took a large wallet -=*L-Q -- ex**____________Lvo irae hero grow s by pa- >p!e who ha v e alwajis HIP, HIP, HURRAH ! OUR CITIZENS HAVE FOUND OUT THAT Keeps the LARGEST and FRESHEST stock of c d a j : o > u h j s ) , in town. HeLas fiso, &large and complete stock of cboioe brands- of 0 3 E 0 - . A . 3 E 1 1 5 . A lso. a. c o m p lete stock o f Pocket Books, Playing Cards, Per­ fumery, H a ir Oil, L ead Pencils, Slate Pencils, Drawing PenoilSi Penh and. U S T B C S , And the largest and best assortnieiit o f b o s : F A s . F M J E l 1 have a largo and completo atcok ef SCHOOL BOOKS AND SLATES, 4&0., SCC c - 1 keej> alt k ind s o f VEGETABLES In their season. H . H A W iT H £ R S f iN £ , s Ooora abovtt PostOfifice Herkimer, ii. V. t S r A great man of the last cen­ tury said: “ H e jvho lives not by rule lives not at all.” Perhaps there is more truth in that assertion than — .. ------jQ admit. all WESf STREET HOTEL, F « s . 4 1 , 4 4 3 & U W e i t S t , ssTErw A T e m p e raace Hous©,'\ O N T H E E W R h R l E A N P % A 1 >OMS fiO and 75 cents r IR A R S E S v e r y M O D E S A m meats and vegetahles in the xawrk« BEDaiBtheU!&- aplflimS B» T . HABBATTyRrasriefor. D O O M S t I B C R A R S E per day. some are at first'cli Confusion greatly things. There is no example of suc- cess’'wi£^b^ 9 tiai to a good habit, and imparts vigor to character. i ^ T t 18 ^ not wfth*^ spiritual rose­ bushes as with material ones ; in the latter, the thorns remain and the roses pass away; in the former, the thorns pass away and the roses stay. S i . F r m t e i s oJ S a les, WSS^ Some sermonizers, said Sidney DiUh, preach, as if sip, weirja to -be taken from ' man as - Hve wAs frOm Adam—by easting them into a deep Sleep. WSSr Have the courage to be ignor­ ant n f a grealr uumber of .thiugs; in order to aivoid the calamity of being ignorant of every thing.—;Sidnei( SmU h WS&' In my -pursuits of what' kind let this come to nay min< “ How much shall I value this on my death bed.—Prcflwfoitt Mdvfards. the peddler hounded from the bed and ran, screaming ‘‘Murder!” toward Scott’s bed, holding his valise at arm’s length. Two men followed the fugi­ tive, and -Scott, horrified and fear stricken, slipped from his bed on the other aide, and Lid himself in a closefe. He heard the blows and groans, and then the sound of retreating footsteps ; after which all was <juiet. The next instant, however, the .door opened, footsteps were again heard along the floor, and the curtains of Scott’s bed were hastily drawn aside. The visi­ tant, whoever he w£^, uttered an oath • of disappointment, and hurried from the room. After waiting for some time Scott came forth from the closet, and found the peddler lying on the floor dead. Scott was in a horrible dilemma, and B3W at a glance that he would be suspected of having murder* ed the peddler. Panic-stricken, he hastily dressed himself, picked up his valise from the floor, took his horse from the stable and quickly departed from the inn, r^olving to seek safety in flight. It was daylight when* he reached Coninbro’, and then for the first time he discovered that the valise, .which he had taken from the floor, was not his own, but the peddler’s which he had no doubt dropped when the murderers struck him down; and in the place of which they doiibtl seized and carried off Scott’s, whi cramed with bank notes and gold. The two men rode ofiT together, and the smith cleared his placa and clcsed it for the night. In due time the peddler and his new friend arrived at TheTraVelerV Best, and told the landlord they would sleep in the out-biulding iu the rear, iu which there wer© several heds.— The landlord said thfre wei© good abcemmodations tLere, and promised to make them comfortable. The ped' dler retired first, and the jitranger matned behind to haV© Slipper And linger over his ale. At eleven o’clock he went to the out-building, and fiVh minutes later the landlord observed tbeligbiiwaspuHvis. lirmct 3xiornit% neither the ped’^fev nor bi8 friend appeared, m i the kttd*t lord went to the oubhuilding td arouse them. He found the' door open, and on entering the room discovered the peddler in his shirt, lying on the floor at the far end in a pool o f blood, Hfii head was b a t t e d itt,'and near Mm was lying a h«mmfiri?itk blood and hair on the head. He was.dead and cold.t ^ '■ When the, alarm was given it was found that the horse belOUgiog-to ttu man who had tub ped­ dler to Ihe inn and occupied the earn© the town, pfi: the road j o Sheffield, w “ T’ ko - ra The keen eyes o f the offiderB, however. The keen eyes bf the cauglt Sight of ft imong the brambles in a valley to th© left of lbe road, and there the man was captured. - Before the 'Coroner- the f^prisonecr, who Sftid his nanie 'TO: SEepry Soott, ttfid a most, astomsfaing story. He his bed, Which Wftaft fi^h, Old-laahioa- ed teht-bed, with cnrtaiBs. took a bed at the opposite end o f the room. This bed had curmins also, aa ^ e room was largo and drai^hty. HO - -------- —►•••—- ---- — of carpet at the eifie of the h ^ . l^ M a n y who have escaped the \V h e tthepatouttbeM t,heob«em d rocks of gross sin have been cast away the moon w«t shwing frdl into on the sands of aetf-rjgbteouSneas. the room. He Ifttencd for some tline, ---------- ' - ' y., and presently heard foOtttep«.In the room. The next moment tM cur­ tain of Ms bed ww gently dm^wn, heard. He arose on his elbow, and end of the room, near the peddler’s JISP- We often lack nothing to be joyous but a little more simplicity in Christ.— G a g a r in . . . , « s r T h e way to be righted your­ self, is to b© careful’Bot;to “Wrong iSrTh© words of the pure i pkasftttt words.. larCheetfulneiBs is the daughter of employment. ' ^ w . - ; - ’ : -------- Amt \ '\W - - * IfS r I t is little troubles that wear the heart out.*- , ........ aearS a'« and a scuEfe M aSw^-the^ega of the face of all the was not jury in the damning evidence against Scott. It was shown that he had seen the peddler produce his wal­ let from the valise in the blacksmith shop ; that he had offered to accom- the peddler to Doncaster, and le had taken up his quarters at me same inn, and slept in the same room with the murdered man. Be­ sides this, he was captured with the valise in his possession, and what bet­ ter evidence of guilt could there be ? Scott was sent to jail and in due courgfi tried for wilful murder. Out of charity a young lawyer undertook bis defense. The evidence for the prosecution was clear and convincing, and Mr. O’Brien—afterwards Ser­ geant O’Brien—the prisoaer’s coun­ sel, saw no chance of his client’s es­ cape. The principal witnesses against him were the blacksmith John Stelle, his son Richard, the men that were in the smithy when the peddler and Scott first met, the landlord of the inn, who swore that Scott urged the peddler to take the out-room when he wanted to go to another inn. and the LL tbfl nod. 1 the mnr- 88 produc­ ed on the trial, and shown,to the ju­ ry. One of them remarked to the court that it wfts a blacksmith’s shoe* ’\tg hammer. Mr. O’Brien quietly iked to be allowed to look at it, and be examined it closely. Then he stood up and handed it to the prison­ er. Scott glanced his eye over it for a moment, and then handed it back to his counsel. The next moment he clutched at it, drew it from Mr. O’Brien’s grasp and scrutinized it with the most intense interest. Then he leaned on the dock and spoke iu a hurried tone to his counsel. The lat­ ter, with flushed face and hasty move­ ments, made his way to the side of the prosecuting officer, and conversed with kim In a low ioUd fOl* minutes. The proseoutiugofficer thco spoke with the Judge, and after a few seconds beckoned an officer and whis­ pered to him a few words. Mr. iSteelle, the blacksmith, was recalled to the witness stand by Mr. O’Brien, who said; “ Mr. Steelle, you are an old and experienced blacksmith, are you not?” “ iTes, sir,” Steelle answered, with a perceptible tremor of voice. ** Did you ever work at your trade in Holderness?” “ je s , tir; when I was a young man.” “ Anything peculiar in the mann- facturu ofhOffieshos nails in that dis- ^Hct, Mr. SteeMe ?” “ I think there is, sir.” “ Pray tetius what the peculiarity of-the S lst o f J une. But the evident that settled their fate was furnished by Scott’s valise, which they had tak­ en at the time of the mnrder of the peddler. It was discovered iu the ash heap at the back of the smithy Steelle and his son were sentenced to be hanged, - and both made a confes­ sion to the following efieet: Steelle, Sr., resolved on the robbery and murder, if needs were, of the ped­ dler immediately after i e discovered that the man was possessed of a larj , After the peddler ai , t had quitted thesmitfay, Steelle closed it, and communicated to his son his design respecting the ped­ dler, The sou; who was a profligate man, assented to the scheme. Both were about to start after the two men and get ahead of them by a bridle path, but the smith changed hia plan. If they did this they would have to tackle them both in the open road and horeeback. The smith knew the inn to which they were going, and was well acquainted with the out-building in which they were to sleep. He pro- oosed, therefore, that they should rob i;he peddler in his Bleep, and only use violence in case it was necessary to se­ cure their safely. When they enter­ ed the out-building the smith went to­ ward Scoit’s bed, while Richard re­ mained near the door, Finding the man they wanted was n o t there, Steelle and his son approached the other bed and found the peddler asleep, know­ ing it was he from his bald head.— They tried to-remove the valise bn. which he slept from under his head, but he evidently had his hand on the strap, and the tug awoke him. The reader knows the rest from the him, and a dread that Scott had been an observer of the bloody deed and would recognize the perpetrator^ seiz­ ed him. He hurried back to his room, re- solved to brain Scott i f he found him awake. On discovering the bed emp- the smith dropped the hammer in aflright, the only explanation The head is divided like, in the middle.\ \ Anything like the head of that nail, used as a wedge in the handle of that hammer, Mr. Steelle ?” the coun- asked, banding to the witness the hammer found near the body of the murdered peddler. The witness’ band shook like a leaf as he reached it out for the hammer, ' his oheeks grew deadly pale, bis lips became parched and though he held the hammer in his hand» his starting eyes were fixed on his questioner. \Anything like that hail?” I O’Brien repeated, calmly looking at the witnessr ‘‘Ye8,sir,” Steelle replied at length, with difficulty. “ Should you say that nail had b« madeiu Holdernesa, Mr- Steelle ?” “ I t iookt like it, sir,” was Steelle’s Steelle,” the counsel said, moving almost close to Mm, and standing se that the judge and jury _______ _________ could see both witness and interroga- sently footsfops in the tor distinctly, “ Did you ever see that The next mok'eni tU stir- hammer before you saw it iu this tl.a iu iil w u A ..«n.n CQUrt?” fh e witness gave a gasp and then recovering himself, said; “ Tea, i i r ; I saw it in the hands of the Coroner,” Af this junction there was a dis- torbapee in the court, and the officers fere leen Btrlvlug to prevent a young man from quitting the room, ^he young man was Biobard Steelle, the blacksmith’s son. “Bet me go ” he said, “ that’s the d—d old Scouudrel that did it. He knoWs that hammer’s Ms well enough. ___ _ _ ___ ____ _____ ____ Hd knows that he planned the whol« gapprasBed©ry, a n d thi next moment thing and led me into it. Til turn King’s evidence; I ’ll blab the whole story. Let me go and I ’ll hang the old villain, though he is my father.” The scene that followed cannot be described. Suffice it to say that a nolle prosequi was entered and Seott was transformed into an important witness, t3teelle aud his son being duly indicted and tried for the mnrder of the peddler. Scott swore to the blacl^mith’a having taken the nail from the old horseshoe, remarking that it had been made in Holderness,; and driven it into the hammer head as a wedge, The hammer was furth­ ermore identified as having belonged to Steelle, and testimony was given which showed that the blacksmith and his son were absent from home the night of the murder, a marketman Swore that he passed them near Don- CMter, going in the direction of Tick- hill, at three o’clock on the evening A HUBBItED YEARS AGO. One hundred and tea years ago there was not a single white man in what is now. Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, or Illinois. Then, what is now the most flourishing part of the United States was as little known as the couut try in the heart of Africa itself. It was not till 1776 that Boone left his home in Horth Carolina to become the first settler in Kentucky. And the first pioneer of Ohio did not settle till twenty years later still- A hun­ dred years ago Canada belonged to France, and W ashington was a mod­ est Virginia colonel, and the United States was a loyal part of the British Empire, and scarcely a speck on the political horizon indicating the trouble that in a few years was to lay the foundation of the greatest Republic of the world. A hundred years ago there was bat four small papers in America; steam engines had not been imagined, and locomotives and steamboats, and rail­ roads, and telegraphs, and postal cards and friction matches, percussion caps, and breech loading guns, and stoves and furnaces, and gas for dwellings, and -India rubber shoes, and Spaulding’s glue, and Sewing ma­ chines, and anthracite coal, and pho­ tographs, and chromo painting, and kerosene oil and the safety lamp, and the compound blow pipe, and free schools, and spring mattresses, and wood engraving, and Brussels carpets, and lever watches, and greenbacks, and cotton and woolen factories in anything like the present meanings of these terms, were utterly unknown. hundred years ago the spinning wheel was in almost every family, and clothing was spun and woven and made up in the household ; and cumberoi EAHOUS KISSES. ;ht, the only ex to hiS I of Scott’s absence being that he had witnessed the crime abd quitted the place secretly to give the alarm. The amith aud his son departed pan­ ic stricken, and on reaching home dis­ covered to their intense mortification and disappointment, that the valitd for which they had murdered a man and exposed, themselves to the gal- hm, fiontainafl only a few old clothis and ft BihlOi Stcclfo »nd hi» son were hanged at York, D ec, 8tb, 1837. THE GOOD OLD TIMES AND THE NEW. The Springfield. (Mass.) Republi­ can saye that Mr. Samuel Lawrence, founder of the city of Lawrence, en­ tertained the Lee Literary Oiub with an hour’s familiar talk, contrasting old times with thO present. Glancing rapidly over the character and history of the early colonial; settlers, he dwelt ilarly on the is of the per ivolutionary pound o f cotton had been raised iu this country, nor ft carload of coal exhumed from, the mines, not a steam­ ship traversed • our waters, nor any great wafer-power occupied. The fab­ rics of the country were mostly spun and woven in families, each farmer raising flax aftd wool, the mother of the family generally spinning the former on the little wheel, while the daughter walked backward and for­ ward by the side of the big wheel, singing hymns or r^eating poetry. Each farm establishment had a loom, the printing press was a cumberons machine worked by hand ; and a nail, or a brick, or a knife, or a pair o f scis­ sors or Shears, or a razor, or a woven pair o f stockings, or an axe, or a hoe, or a shovel, or a lock, or a key, or a plate o f glass o f any size, was not made in what is now the United States, Even in 1790 there was only seventy-five post offices in.the country, and the whole extent of our postoffice route was less than nineteen hundred miles. Cheap postage was unheard of, and had anyone suggested the transmission of messages with light­ ning speed, he would have been re­ garded utterly insane. cfle~TBrescqpdnutr ~cmr uratjrrTrrBto tmt their intanoy as instruments of science, and geology and chomiatry were al­ most unknown. In a word, it is true that to the century past have been alloted more improvements in their bearing upon the comfort and happi­ ness of mankind, than to any oth|^ that has elapsed since the creation of the world. With all th^e improve- mentB witMn the century, who ought to object to a suitable centeimial cele­ bration of the niarveUbus progress of the age ? A XENDEB-HEARTED BROTHER customer in search senior of the firm interviewed by a ci of ft m \ t ^ho go? handles 4 ;he new comer, and- soon nnds a “ first-class fit.” In ftUBWer ftS tO the price the res'\“”“ ’• ** 'RUni’foen dollars.” “ Well, Sir, I like your coat very much, but don’t like the price.” “ Well, mine frent, ze price is not­ ing so you like ze coat. We let you take ’em at fifteen dollars.” ^ The customer still cofoplains of the price, saying that was too mUcM This was too heavy for the dealer^ so, taking his customer to the extreme end of the store, and drawing him in­ to a dark corner, he wMspera in his ear, “ Mine frent, I let you have zat cea>t for twelve dollara and a. h alf” “ Weil, Sir,” said the cuitomer, ” I like your coat very much, and am satisfied with the price, yet I would his mysterio which, in some instances, was ke runningrunning thehe yearear roundound to suppliu t y r to s and personal clothing, stacl former being piled up for the wedding days of the daughters. Oxen were used for all form work aud horses mainly for riding horseback, the wo­ men either riding singly on side-sad­ dle or on pillions behind their hus­ bands, brothers, and sweethearts.*— Scarely a light carriage was to be found in the country. Often a hun­ dred women came to one church ou horseback. The little cotton cloth used in the country was the “ hum­ drum” from India, made of short sta­ ple, costly aud poor. Money was comparatively scarce. The salary of the president of Harvard University, after the institution had been in auc? cessful operation for over on© hun­ dred years, was £106 New England currency, or $333i, and this, com­ manded the services of the best schol­ ars of Oxford and Cambridge. The increase in the valuation of the coun­ try and the Socrease o f the expenses or living whre alike astonishing. Mr. Ltftwrence, after an experience of more than three-BCore and ten years, gives hia decided preference for modern timck The comforts of life are four­ fold mofh thftn they used to be, and there is less of ihtemperaBce, profani­ ty, and kindred ViCte. There have been some famous kisses in history, and some that have been important in shaping political events. When Uardinal John of Lorraine was presented to the Duefaess of Savoy, she gave him her hand to kisS. The great churchman was indignant.— “ I ’ll not be treated in this manner,’ said he. “ I kiss the queen, my mis­ tress, and shall I not kiss you who are only a Duchess?” and, despite the resistance of the proud little Por­ tugese Frincess, he kissed her three times squarely in the mouth. 'Vol­ taire was once publicly kissed by the young and lovely Countess de Vlllars, who was compelled to this salute by the olaquers in the pit, who were mad with enthusiasm over the great writer. Georgina, Dutchess of Devonshire, gave Steele, a batcher, a kiss for a vote, and another lady equally beai tiful, Jane, Dutchess of Gordon, r \“uited a regiment in a similar mai sr. She was in the habit of puttii: - shilling between her teeth, the sum usually handed recruits to bind the bargain, and inviting any man who filled the physical requirements of a soldier to take the silver from its place, and become one of the famous Ninety-second. Said Daniel O’Con­ nell, in securing votes for his favorite candidates, “ Let no woman salute th® man who votes against them.”—• o f course be carried the day. portrait painter,_Uilbert Stuart, portrait painter, Uilbert Stuart, om met a lady in Boston, who said to him 1 “ I have just seen your likeness, Mr. Stuart, and kissed it because it was so much like you.” ” And did it “ No,” kiss you in return ?” said he. replied the lady. “ Then,” return^ the^pllanfc painter, “ it was not like Apropos of kissing, the Rev. Sydney Smith thus lays down the.canons of art and propriety:—“ We are in favor,” says he, “of a. certain amount of shyness when a kiss .i it Should not be too 1^ the fair one gives it, let . isfcered with warmth and energy* let there be soul in it. If she close her eyes, and sighg immediately after it, the effect is greater. She should be .reful not to slobber a kiss, but give as A humming bird runs his bill into a honeysuckle—deep, but deli­ cate. There is much virtue in a kiss when well delivered. We have the memory of ona we received in our youth which lasted os forty years, and we believe it will be one of the last thmgs we shall think of when we die.” in Leigh Hunt’s vivacious aud grace­ ful lines, founded upon an incident which bcM Mm when he bore to Carlyle news that the government had. just granted the great Scotchman a pension of three hundred pounds ster­ ling a year. Jenny kiwea me when we met, Jumuing; fremthe chair We sat in. Time, y ou thief, who love to get Sweets into your'Ups. piit that in, Say that health and wealth have missed me, Sa|^Iold, but add. BURIAL AMONG TBE SAFElBS. A MARVELOUS CLOCK. A marvelous piece of mechanism, in the way of clocks, is described in the French journals. It is an eight day instrument, with dead-beat es­ capement maintaining power. It chimes the quarters, plays 16 tunes, plays three tunes every twelve hours, or will play at any time required. The bands go round as follows: One, once in a minute; one, once an h o u r; one, once a week; one, once a month ; one, once a year. It shows the moon's atio; the rising and setting of the lu n ; the time of high and low water, half ebb, and half flood, and, by a beautiful contrivance, there is a part which represents the water, which rises anfr fails, lifting some ships at '•ater tide as if they were in motion, and, as it recedes, leaves those little automaton ships dry on the sands. The clock shows the hour of the day, day of the week, day of the month, of the year, and in the day of the month there is provision made for the long and short months. It shows the signs of the zodiac; it strikes or not, chimes or not,, as may be desired ; and it has the equation table, showing the difference of clock and sun every day in the year. TOO L A T E ! The human heart is, in some in­ stances, more delicately strung and attuned than many youthful philoso­ phers, eapeeialiy of the.jtemer sex, are inclined to believe. Some men lean toward the supposition that, once they obtain the love and afleotion o f a woman, it is unnecessary to make the slightest exertion to retain either the one or the other, as they presume themselves possessed of a right to both, which is not to be impaired or abrogated by any neglect or indiffer­ ence, on their part. This is the r ands of tboi been wrecki of a woman ‘ ’ frot crushed or chilled B babituai want of through consideration or kindness, they never recover their elasticity or wonted tone in relation to the aggressor. She may forgive, and may accept her fate with­ out any outward traces of her inner suffering; but, then, when in com­ munion with her own spirit, she feels the blight, and knows that there is a broken chord within her heart that destroys its music, and clings in icy coldness around all the rest. TOO MUCH RISK. From the Chicago Evening Come on, now, Ned,” oi Journal. ■ied a New day to a stripling over at her side, '‘we’vegot clear of papa—now let’s take a dive.” When death overtakes the ETaffir, . , „ , . ^ . he is buried in a sitting position in A A couple of enterprising men, circular hole, or in an empty ant-hill. the clothing business at Atlanta are [ chief is honored above the rest oi “ Your father’s an awful big and outout man,n, ain’tn’t he?”e?” observed thehe st ma ai h observed t “ Oh, never mind that.” exclaimed the miss petulantly; « swim—jnst s rim—just see the great waves.” “ Don’t you think it dangerous ?” anxiously inquired the lover, gazing up and down the beach. “ Dangerous? No! There isn’t hardly any under-tow at this point, '^rai^^oiT’^ TuterrupTea me ‘let’s take i “ N o , it’s your father’s to e !” A n d she couldn’t getet g him to risk lik e to know w h y th is i formanee.” lysterious per- got ze heart disease, and so help gracious, if be was to hear me tell you I take twelve dollars and a half for zat coat he drop ded mit his track.” PEARLS. Money is a bottomless sea, in whieh honor, conscience and truth may be drowned. An unkind word falls easily from tbe tongue; but a coach and six cannot bring i t back. ho do things maturely, slowly, deliberately, are tbe men who often succeed in lifo. - Tboogh a man may become learned by anotber’a learning, he can never be wise but b:f hie own wisdom. The most vigilant people are those who neglect their own businesa to at­ tend to the affairs of their own neigh­ bors. The greatest friend of truth is time; her greatest enemy is p r ^ d ice; arid her constant companion is bniniltiy.- A habit of always bebflf employed is a grekt eafegutud through life, as well as essential to the culture of eve­ ry virtue. If you would have a thing kept se­ cret, never tell it to any one ; .and if you would not have a thing known of you never do it. OlOfWfVi 'Beside the b o d y -------- this .spoon, ma.t, pillow, A;e, of the ae- ceased, and if be iB buried Off tll3 Out­ side of the kraal inclosare, then a fence of stones is placed around the grhve to prevent its being diiturbed by wild beasts or wizards. Criminals, or other offenders killed by order of the king or chiefs, receive no burial. All who have totiehed the body must endure a long fast before they are erified to again enter The dy o f a Child is washed before being buried, but otherwise the ceremony is of the simplest character, the father himself digging the grave, whilst the mother, and perhaps another relative or two, looks on. The burial of a chief or his near relatives is celebra­ ted with great pomp, and is acconi- pauied by the slaughter o f oxen and even of men. Yefy often a number of the best-lookiog young girls in the tribe are buried alive in the grave with the deceased magnate. In the ‘ case of the mother of the despot King Tebaka, a.guard of 12,000 men were stationed over the grave for a whole year, and were maintained by the good-will of the tribe. The orgies on this occasion were horrible; and ^ wild did the people become that it was proposed, and even in pat tied into execution, that those bad uot been present a t her inlermeut should be massacred, and that the earth be made to join in tiie general mourning by laying waste for a year. Children born within the year, with with their parents, were executed. THE b i r d s . Mr, Beth Hreene, alluding to th« methods of attracting birds to bird bouses, offers the following advico,; Do not put more than one bird house about your premises the fimt season. Add one every year thereafter. ^ I f you put up a number, a pair o f birds will come, inspect each in euceessioa, and flj?aw»y not to return; just m when you go into a store where there are a large number o f th© kind o f ar­ ticles you want, and after looking at them you will go Somewbere elBe. If there was but one you would buy it, hut in the great number you cannot make a choice. D e n y i n g t h e D e l d g e .— ^Persia n * and the great mass of the Magiojanf deny the deluge altogether; they be­ lieve that therulership (of the world) has remained with them without any interruption ever since Gayomarks fGUeheh,') who was according to them, the first man. In denying the deluge the Indians, Chinese and tbe various nations of the east concur with them.. Some o f the Persians, howev­ er, admit the fact of tbe deluge, but account for it in another way, as it is described in the books of the prophets. Tk^y s4y A paiifial d elup oflflUMfld in Syria and the west in the time of Tahmnrash, but that it did not ex­ tend oyer the whole of tbe civilized world, and only a few nations were submerged in it. It did not extend beyond the peak of Holwan, and did not reach the countries of the east. *®*How many women are there now suffering the want of a kindly love, a sweet appreciation of their idness and their self-sacrifice! How will not wives do tender and grateful offices, adorn the home with, flowers and make the cottage as neat the nest of a bird, dress their per­ sons with elegance and ,their faces witb smiles, and find as a reward for this the Stolid indifference of tbe block or the stupid insensibility of the lower animals ? “ She was a woman,” wrote one who knew her sex well, “ a wo­ man down to the very tips of her fingers,” and what she wanted was praise from the lips that she loved.— Do you ask what that meant ? Did she want gold, or dress, or power ? No! all that she wanted was that which will buy us all, and which so few of us ever get; in a word, it was love. • _____ “ I C annot T ell a L i e .”— Tha other day a Detroit mother poured some ink on the pantry shelf near the again the boy sat by J window wearing a placid, innocent look, but there were ink stains on Ms W ill you have AMiftll piece of the light meat or a smidi piece of the dark?”*asked Bob’s uacfofr ftabe . , . x. carved the turkey at dinner, “ j waukee boy, whence saw Ibe mark will take a larpe pUce ofhoih,” antf ' on one for sale, “ Why mother payi wered Bob. 1 only $2 a pair for her slippers. fingers. There,” said, she, the sugar again,” ** Mother, do ; you’ve been a t you think I’d steal sugar?” “ What made ’em ?” “Those stains, mother?” “ Yes, those stains.” “ Well, mother, 1 cannot toll a lie; I tbiuk I ’ve begun to morti:^.” She wasn’t quite satisfied. ler* Physician—*’So you’ve taken ail the medicine and find no relief, .-1.4 ^ e l l , we must try sotnething es in yonr upper jftw, and pall ' back teeth, and if you find no n e r v e s j your ba relief then, why, we’ll have to you something stronger P People of good sense ar« thosft whose opinions agree with oure.

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