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   Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - November 8, 1889, Acton, Massachusetts                                 m^'j » - *  lv -  UV ' » »  a -, '  mmf^  imi  -srmm  Volume II,  OOlSrOORID, IvlABS., PÉINOVEMBER 8, 1889.  ISI umber B  LU*  ÇtfMça., puhususns ---------  jr  year,  ,iOc ; Three Munti», ïSc. * JÎnk Postage) r rJT IN ADVAÎÎCK.  WARÌ.BORO, MAYNARD, AOÏON, SUDBURY, W, «TAYLAN», WESTON, > Middle»«* County.  KÖ, SOUTHUOJtO, AND  ,  (  J MiHUK, tu Worcester Comity.  Mfié^ Principal OU««» :  ^'-'^'Vlitàok, Wood square, HUDSON.  i'»|0ek, M*In at, MARLBORO. • «lock, M akin st., MAYXAKD.  , r  \ i i -f-'—  , 3«at** or adtbrtimi««.  OMWtk «ne week. TSe| «Mb additional, 25o. 0g*ti^t«cfur*eariyadveitiMiii. ' Tptftrred poaltlon at brad of pdtanin, et"., 1ft C|i^.âMt.«italtl<inftltu regular rale*. ' -Mmm of. professional van!«, ttve Km» or 'ft:'JgWi^t^W UH,4Sper year, including: a copy of  %îlwRMM |Wtli!IW in local column, in cents a line it*9t Inwrami.  < , Jt'nnlwMUi, ; .  ««¿ill an Wm For Sale, to Let, l-o«t, Found. , wk, Wit weMdlbK fmtt Una«, will lie toaerteu Iwwuty-flre cento, or three week»  oftnt*.   s ;  f-Mf "V CnH •( Tkmmk*  :N<ttexceé<lIng«lx Unes, one Insertion, .10 cent" : fgp^Traiuiitnt advertising, cash in advance.  j»« ipuimiifl  Of«1rwy deacriptlou promptly and satisfactorily  HORACE TUTTLE  Hack, Boarding  and Wery Stable  WaUMttnMiOMMMriillia«. Hacks and Uargaarnrolshedfor parties. Orders left at J. C. Friend's Drug Store and attbe Stable will receive prompt attention. Connected by telephona.  HISS ANNIEC. BLA1SDELL, Christian Ecintist.  AB8KNT TREATMENT OIVKX. FV*ReHldence and Poatoffioe addresr.  raaeanlillaw,  THOMAS H. DRURY  TAILOR,  Rooms over H. 8. Richardson'» Itrm; Store.  A good line of  Worsted & Woolen Samples  To select from.  A good ALL WOOL pair of Trousers for $5.00. Suits Equally low  l3r"Rep»'rlng nea'ly done.^£J  Concord, ..... Mass.  P. J. SULLIVAN  Hhh in a full lino o(  and Winter  Styles and Samples  Carriages  For sale, repaired, built or exchanged.  Harness Making, Carriage Painting and Trimming a Specialty.  Harnesses, Robes, Whips, etc., Tor sa'e or exchange.  HARRY L ALDERMAN,  Veterinary Surgeon,  Concord, Mass.,  Will attend ro all diseases or  Cattle, Horses, Sheep, etc.  ' ! Orders left with a. It. BLACK, will beprompt-AIho a complete line of Misses and Child- j y attended to. ren Shoe*, IIool and Spring Heel  • Please remember the l>e*t p'aee in town to bay Boot«, Shoe*, Kuhbers and ,Sli|>-1>ersUat  Craigbton's Sbœ Store  Main street, Opposite Nasoii street. - A full line of  W. L. Douglas'  OHJX-B3BBA-TEID SHOES,  A. B. BLACK.  VMvriüM & Carriage Builder,  CONCOVU, m AMI*.  OF ■  with price» to suit every one. Don't buy your  RUBBERS  till you have examined my stock, the largest anil most completeline in town. These goods are new and clean, light : from the manufacturers aud were bought for SPOT CASH ata big discount, thoreby  Ladies itnrnine  ' MAIN ST., opposite N A80.V ST.  Maynard, - Mass,  Neil tale i Co.,  Maynard'^ Block, Maynard,  Foreign and Domestic Cloths.  Also a vrry line line of  Gents'Furnishing Goods  Repairing and Gleaning  Nfiitly and quickly done.  P. J. SULLIVAN,  Riverside BJoi k, Main Street,  MAYNAIM). MASS.  WILLIAM BARRETT,  General Insurnce Agent,  Concord, Mass  The following Companies are represented:  Muttai. Comi'aniks. 4|iiiacy, llalyohr, Warcrairr, Trailer« nnd .tlechnuic>,('iIixeBa,nnd .fla rriutnck. ' STOt K ( '>M >' \ NIKS iloiur, Mprinslielil, Phienix at Hurl ford, Inn. Co. or N. A., « oolinrnlul.l'rBT. i Wiub.i nnH iVorlh. i i« Imirnnce at l.on-I don.  ^"l.ifc anil Accident I'olieiis written in ! liist-cUixs Companies.  L.E.BROOKS,  Hack, Livery. Feed  and Hoarding Stable  HncUs funiislx'it for wiMldini;s, funerals, etc., ami linrges for parties.  Opposite Kiti'lilMirc U.K. depot, tONCOK», - JIAW.  Connected by telephone. Ilaoks at <lepo  ESPECIALLY  Would I call attention to the large stock of  Which I have just opened, and are now ready for your Inspection.  Don't buy until you have seen the  NOVELTIES  Whieh 1 can show vou.  Tlici-e goods were bought early, of the manufacturers, and at low prices, which advantage we snail give to Our customers.  A full line of  Trunks, Bags k Harnesses,  In fact hcadquarteis for ajl goods in our line.  E. L. TUCKER,  it4 Main Street, Marlboro. WILLIAM St. MARTIN,  iSnecesFor to K. 1>. f'hilcls.)  Baker,  IHiRBLB & (MITE WORKS.  P. J. SHEEHAN,  (successor to D. K. Williams & Co.) [ ■  Manufacturer of and deaior in all kinds or \ _ _ ^-nr-  ; F. D. GILMORE,  Foreign and American «ran- j j^) E3 IST TIST  .. a ma ■ ■ ) OKF1CK DAYS:  ite and Marble  A larp) aoeortinenr eonatantljr on hand a« prices that (lefv competition.  jyCall and examine l>efore purebasing elsewhere. Visitors always welcome.  Bedford Street, - Concord, Mass.  april 21-ly  VIOLIN LESSONS!  — UIVKN IIV —  FLORENCE W. RICHARDSON,  INiftt Ottlci* A<I<Ii«H4 mti'l IUm tit nee,  CONCORD, - MASS.  NEW AM) MMBl STtLKS  O. JE3L. YO U 1ST Or  Barber and Hairdresser,  ; Has newly fitted up the shop formerly occupied ■ liy Thouian'Allller, ana is prepared to serve the i public in a lirxt elawi manner.  rttrlh-uUtr attention ytcen to atttintj /.mllm' and (li Mili eu's Hair. South Acton.Mass.. May C, !»»>.  Maynard—Thiirsilavs, Fridays anil .Sat-nrdavH. in M»ym»rd's block..  Jsörl li boro — Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at reKidenctt Main street.  lleadquarterH for  Cream and other fresh Bread Cake or all kinds, ! Including Wedding Cake,  — A NI> —  , A Full Line of Pastry,  j nil of my own make. Xakcry rear of Child'» block,  j 157 Lincoln Street, Marlboro, Mass.  | Sjnlth Jt Orpen, at the grocery In front, Bell  my bakery products. Give me a call. I By Fresh iirown lirenil and liaked twans Sun-; day niornin^H.  \\ . E. BARNEY,  I Southboro, - - Mass.  ¡Blacksmith  Wheelwright,  CARRIAGE SIGN  AND ORNAIHBKTAL  PBINT1NG.  Horse Shoeing in all Its branches a specialty. Light anil heavy wa^on iiuihling solicited. All kinds of repairing iicatly aud proniptly done.  Those in want of new work will do well to Rive me a call and learn pices.  Dr. CHAS. H. JOHNQUEST,  I!  INSURANCE BUILDING,  Ofllce open every day except Fridays from !> A. M. to la M., iiml from 1 to S 1\M. Frid ays, A M . at eeformatory. Appolntnient» made, through the m.iil, box 1.12. Iteference l)rs. F  good, 21 Tremont Street. I tos ton.  COXCOI11), MASS.  Kri  lagg \ lis-  Gents Furnisbings  Trnnks, Valise?, Umbrellas.  Pants made to Order'  All goods »old at Bottom Prices. j  Clotting Bepaired anil Cleaned, j  il Ourrie & Go.  B. S. ADAMS,  Horse-Shoer  . , .— AND-— '  MAVNAItD, MA8S., Opp. Aasabet Manufccturing Co.'» MUla.  Care taken In shoeing Interfering, Over-rcuching and Tender-footed Horses. All work warranted and at •'live and let live" prices.  Commonwealth of Maasachusetls.  MIOOLBSKX. 88. PROIJATE COURT.  To all persona Interest^ In the Estate under the Will or Mary T. Cutler, late of Suilhurr, in said County, deceaoed, given in trust for the liene-nt of Joseph Uore Cutler and others, <lre, t-Init:  WHERKA8. Cnarlen Thompson, tlie trustee under said w.li. has presented hi* iietittoti for license to sell certain real entile therein siiec-itled, held by him aa such trustee:  Vou are he »by cited to ai>|*ar at a Probate Court, o be bolden at Caiuhrldge.lu said County, <m the fourth Tuesday of Xovetnl>ernext,iit nine o'clock In tbe forenoon, to show cause. 1' any vtiti have, against the wiine; and »aid tru-tee 1« ordered to serve this cltailon by pub'lshing the name one«  B  week In the Hud bur v Entkk-I'Hiar, a newsp,i|>er printed at Sodbiiry, three week» sueeesslvely, the last publication to 1« I wo day>, at least, liefure said Court.  WitDew, George M. Hns.ks, Exjuire. Judge or aaidCoart. this tw< lity nlnth day ofOctolier, iu tlie year one tbotisand eight hundred and eighty-Dim.  •wr-Mt J. II. TVXJlU, RegUter.  Gcenuine Bargains  Alwavs t«> he oJttuined by all who arc i:i want of  STRICTLY ALL-WOOL FABRICS  For Ladies', Genis', Youths' or Children's Wear,  In all Weights an-i of the  Latest Shading and Styles.  The many who have nvaiied themselves cf the bat-gains offered by u > i:i tho can testify t > ('lis, and all in want in the future are invited ( > ccnd for auiples and prices before suppiyin^ themselves elsewhere and be convinced.  All the Remnants a:M Iniperfecl ^oo.is made at (he Assabet mills also sold It) nv and they arc offered at PRICES LOWER THAV EVER BEFORE.  Write for Samples or give us a call.  The Peoples Diy Goods Company,  ZMIaryxxax'ci, HVCass. H. O. BARTIIELMES,  DEALER IN  fatclies, Clocks, Jewelry and Silver ffare.  222 Main street, Marlboro. Under (be Windsor House  Thorough work in cleaning and rt |uiii ing. Mleten \ cars' experience llatnpden Wutch Co.  * GROCERS, *  are selling a superior grade of  Haxall Flour.  Every barrel warranted to give satisfaction.  A Specialty is made of Fine | Teas and Pure Coffees.  j A full line of Mason and Light-! ning Fruit Jars, ot all sizes.  i Prices low for A Xo. i Goods I BARTON & MORRISON.  1147 Lincoln St., cor. Mechanic, Marlboro.  J. J. SKAHAN,  ! Auctioneer and Heal Estate Apt  j —AN1>-  j APPRAISER 2 Mechanic Street,  MAULHOUO, - MASS.,  Would mtorm tin- jihlili«' tli;it hciHcIortli ho will iiutko tin* Imsim^s of NVpitiator for tlie Salt* of  1  Uoal Kntate of <'vmy di-Hcrijitinn, care antl routing of- rval estate and rolli'etloii <»1 rout*«, as well a* <>tlu»r business in the rt-al entate line, a hjk'c-inlty, and invite* the particular attention of par-tioH who may lie Keeking locations for reMidoneo or hunineHM in MarU>oro. A considerable number of dehirable bargains now on hand, aud neveral tenement« to rent. Kirst-fluss reier-  eneen given. Oltiee, 'J Mechanic street  ______  Ancestors' Liniment!  j " rXK<Jl'AI.U-:ii I.N TIIK WOitl.O FOR  i Sprains, Soreness, Cuts, | Bruises, etc.  j'ff Ooo<l for Man or Meant.  15 cts. and 75 cts. a Bottle.  For Sale by All Druggist».  F. H. REED & CO.,  Sole Proprietors and Manufacturers, NOITIIROKO. 1UM,  P. D. GILMORE,  DENTIS T 3   (»1 TICK 1>AVS:  N'm'tlilmru — Mondays, Tue»(l.iyH and Wednesday», at roHidonce Main street.  Mitvn.mt—TliuiHday», Fridays ami Saturday«, at Mavnard's'block.  A Rare Chance.  Factory to Lease or Rent,  On. Easy Terms.  With i«teain mid water power, two ('¿) ntorieu liinh. with ba»ein> ut; very centrally locuted iu ■Von hbi.ro centre. »1 »1«.; within two (2) minute»' walk ot Depot uutl ]K>atofHce. Coirenponilence  PONILAR PRICES  AT IHK —  Every Department is now Crowded full of  Pall and Winter Goods,  Special Yaloes in Dress Goods at 10, 15,25,371-2 and 50 cents.  CitB'omer* tell us lli-y die the lie^t Rood« for the money In town.  Kngllsh Broadcloth, for outnide nanmntu, •elllnK rapi«Uy at 7S cents.  Hlanketa »od Comforters, frjm 7.1 ceut.< up Oood Harg*«s.  Ladle»', tfipt's and Children'» rndcrnear. we can sell youTat low priceii.  Ask to look at our Ladies'Sfl cont Vest. It is a bargain.  Children's I'lusli Bonnets. A line luwortinent. Cheviots from the nisniufacturer, mil markeil at ptlces that wilt ensure a rapid sale.  A job Int Hamberg Edglnp, at 5 cents per yard Many of the pat'ernf are worth 10 cents. Yard-wide Scrim, only <il -4c. A few nf those Jersey Jackets left, at. H."> 7!i: worth $4.50. No tumble to show goods.  A. PETTIGREW,  W Main St., Marlboro.  MOUNTAIN PINES.  Pacific Tea Company,  209 MAIN ST.,  MARLBORO, - - MASS:  We have received a Nice New lot  Dinner & Tea Sets!  ranging in price from  S6.00 to SIO.OO.  Decorated Tea Sets.  o—I'KOM,—o  $3.50 to $6.OO.  Everything in the line of Crockerv I ,.ami Glass Ware at Lowest j i m*^ Cash priix-s.  A Nl» PraaeHi with our 3« mil Ten  First Quality of Ten and Coffee always in stock  II" FLOUR,  FER BARREL.  -AT-----  C. H. Stone's,  140 Main Street,  MARLBORO,  MASS.  , SUMNER'S  fulicitcd. .ViiilresHorappiv to  JU till f 'CiÄ, XoitUuru, Maw.  V  STEAM LAUNDRY,  |WilI open for business  Monday, July 29th, '89,  at 20 Main Street, Marlboro.  Goods promptly called for and delivered in any part of the town.  JOHN J. TRACY,  llac iuct received a lull line of  SALE HARNESSES,  at prices irom$G.OO to $:?;■>.00,or will Millie to Order n  HAND MADE HARNESS,  at prices from $1.5.00 to $50.00.  Them) HarneHKON are Hold for Ca«h or on InMal inent*. Repairing a Sjierialty. TO KailNala Hi,, ¡Marlboro, 9ln<  No other Life Policies  as liberal, cost its little money, no others as cheap give as much lor the money, as those of  THE TRAVELERS,  of Hartford, Conn. j  Rest either for Family Protection or Investment of Savings. Non-foi feit-able, world-wide, lowest casli rate.  WILLIAM BARNES, Agent,  Maiu.bohouijii, Mass.  Bee on tbe mountain top afar. Those lofty plouaclea that react)  So near to heaven tha* aatar llurnH like a taper bright In each.  There, changeleaa all tbe aeaaona through. That green cathedral lifts Ita spire«,  Tbe find to catch tbe morning dew. Tie lo«t to hold the »unset Area  Within Ita aisle* no sound Is heard While summer's service deck* 'be nara;  In altar knows no priext: no bird SingH from the emerald architrave.  But %'heu, wrapt in her shroud of snow. Beneath the roof lies earth asleep,  A mournful music, measured, alow, Wuk<4< in the summit of yon steep  Tliut Holenin dirge of winter brings Tlie heart» to [Minder thoughts divine:  It is God's harper striken the Rtrings StrtMrlu'd on the forest harp of pinei  —Frank Dempster Sherman  IIOW TODDLKS PROPOSED.  .Mr. Toddles arose one morning in a very melancholy mood. It was his forty-fifth birthday, and he wa» still a bachelor..  '■Time is Hying," he Baid. "Youth lias gone. 1 have nothing to look forward to hut a miserable single life at a boarding house. Why have 1 never married?  It is too late now"-  "Toddles! you in?" cried a voice at the  '•; v.-,i;:t to consult you.'' '■Cuiiie iu—eonie in,'' replied Toddle», and the door opened to admit a tall gentleman, with a head like the popular port; ;its of Shakespeare and a beard which he trimmed in the «'ay best calculated to impress the likeness on all beholders.  He woie a very showy little smoking jacket and a cap to match, and carried in his hand a roll of manuscript and a stylographie pen. He looked what he was—a literary man. His serials, which were of the most romantic sort, were read with avidity by all the young ladies who subscribed for The Weekly (Jushelor who bought it at the stands or stationers' stores or borrowed it of their neighbors, llis heroes were never more than two and twenty; resembled, uc- j cording to description, the wax figures ! with which hairdressers decorate their ' windows; smoked constantly; rolled up | their eves continually; and all possessed | silk nighl gowns and slept, on silken pil- ] lows, and put rare perfumes on their j handkerchiefs and decorated their but- | tonholes with hot house plants, and hail ! only to double their llMs and shake them ; at any other man in order to make him j fall as Hat as the walls of Jericho. In ■ fai t, they were even mixtures of the i Apollo Belvedere anil the dandy of the j lime of The Spectator, with some of the | slull' that goes to the making of the hero  1  of the modern prize ting. However, I the girls liked them, and many a mar- j lied dame sighed over the romances and wished that her prosaic .John was more ; of that pattern. |  "(iood morning. Toddles, old felljw!" j said Mr. Sparkle, genially. "Here I ! am, coming for advice again! When- j ever 1 want genuine advice I come to you. Vou have literary taste. It's 0 j confounded pity that you are rich. Toddles—you'd have made your mark with yotu pen else. Well, you'll advise mt-V" "1 «¡hall be delighted, I'm sure," said Toddles-- "ill lighted! But \tm Halter me."  "Not at all." responded Mr. Sparkle. "Breakfast is not ready yet; I'll just read thii to v.ui. if you don't mind. I've taken a new departure iu this serial —I've introduced an old fellow." "How old?" asked Toddles. "Thirty." responded Sparkle—"almost thirty."  "Now, I t-all that young," said Toddles. "Of course it is, in real life," said Sparkle. "Forty is young, to all intents and purposes. Hut literary age is very diU'ireut. it would blast an author's reputation to make a heroine out of her teens or a hero out of his twenties. Tins ¡KMear-older is an old bachelor who has long adored a certain lady, and remains unmarried for her sake. She is going down into tho vale of years—five-and-twenty of 'cm—a spinster for lovo of him. Neither guesses the love of the other—good point, eh?" "Very," said Toodles. "Now, the ijuestion is," said Sparkle, "whether to unite tlietn or to have her confess her love for him beside his death bed."  "The latter!" cried Toddles, enthusiastically. "Hut have him recover after all, and then marry 'etii."  Sparkle started up aud grasped Toddles' hand.  "Magniliccnt!" he said. "You always have original ideas."  lie sat down at Toddles'desk aud be gan to lance his stylographic pen into the air iu a furious manner highly suggestive of delirium tremens. However, Toddles was not aUriued; he knew that he was only getting his pen into working order.  "All!" he said, as a drop of ink ajv peareil at the point of the instrument, "here wo are at last!" He jotted down a memorandum, and then wheeled almut. "Let me read you ibis," he said; "I think you will like it. My hero is soliloquizing—imagining that he is do daring bis love—ahem!" and Mr. Sparkle pushed his smoking cap to the Iwiek of his head, smoothed his Shakespearean beard with his hand and began:  " 'Beloved utie— Nay, start not; long have I called I lice so iu lily soul—' "  "Is lie a (Quaker?" impiircd Mr. Tod dies.  "No, no; I always use 'thee' and 'thou' for strong love passages," replied Sparkle. "Seer"  "Oh. MS," replied Toddles. "How stupid of nw!"  "Not at all," said Sparkle. "l,et me see: 'Beloved one- Nay, stait not; long have I called thee so in secret. Have not my eyes revealed to thee the tale my tongue refused to utter? Ilast thou not gues-cd that my heart lay at thy feet? Nay, eriicl one. thou turnest from me. Should I a^U thee to hu initio scorn won hi l>" my portion. And yet, how c.-mi I l,.c v. ithout thee? Alas! alas! alas!'  "What do you think of it ?" "It's very touching," said Toddles. "Do vuu know,! »h-'iild like to confide in you."  "Do it, do it, inj dear, dear friend," said Mr. Sparkle.  "Sparkle, has it ever come into your mind that 1 have a secret woe?" Baid Toddles.  "Well, it has," replied Sjiarkle. "I've heard you groan."  "The woe," said Toddles, "is connected with a lady."  "I thought so," said Sparkle. "Is she another's?"  "No, no," said Toddles, "no; but there is a coldness in her man tier that has prevented me from shaking. I have known her twenty-five years—she is about my but I have never dared address her, M?tr tfatlL"  "CourageI" said Sparkla  "I have none where Henrietta Maria Evergreen is concerned,"said Toddles.  "Do you ever see her?" asked Sparkle.  "Once a year,'" said Toddles. "I have a farm down there which I let. I go to collect the rent. I always call on Miss Evergreen. She asks me to take tea. I do. I take her hand. We part That is all."  "Do you never write?" asked Sparkle.  "Yes,*" said Toddles. "She is very charitable.She holds a fancy fair every summer oh her grounds for the benefit of an old ladies' home. I send a check. By the way, I have juBt addressed my envelope containing it. It's there on the desk. I say, '1 trust you are well,' etc., no more."  'Say more next time," «aid Sparkle.  Toddles only groaned.  Just then the breakfast hell rang, and Sparkle hastened away. As for Toddles, he gathered up some sheets of paper on his desk, put them into the envelope directed to Miss Henrietta Maria Evergreen, added the usual check for the fair for the old ladies' home, and put it in his pocket to j>ost on his. way down town. He reached home again, as usual, before dinner time, and was touching himself up in his. room when Sparkle knocked at tho door.  "Only to ask you if you saw a sheet of my manuscript on your desk this morning. It is the one I read to you—the soliloquy."  • "Yes, yes; I remember. But it is not here," said Toddles, rummaging his desk. "No, nothing here—nothing. Why, what is this—what is this? What havo I done —great heavens—what have I done?"  "What?" roared Sparkle, catching the contagion of horror.  "I'vo done what must cover mo with shatue to my dying day!" roared Toddles. "Here is the letter I wrote to Miss Henrietta Maria Evergreen —I have left it out of the envelope and put your manuscript in instead. Oh, I've done it—I've done it! And she will think 1 have gone mad. Why, I'd rather have died than sent her that mass of stuff and nonsense —theeing and thouing her. Oh, Lord!"  "You said you admired it, Toddles," said the indignant author.  "From a literary point of view I do," said the bachelor. "Sice hpi;e, you ex- j plained to mo that age was considered | differently from a literary point of view to what it was in real life; so islovemak-ing. What is charming, I'm sure, in a story is not suitable for a serious business man in real life. Oh, I'm disgraced forever. She'll think I don't know what— I'll shoot myself!"  "Toddles," said Mr. Sparkle, gravely, "don't do that yet. Wait. Kate has helped you out of your dilemma. The fragment is somewhat disjointed, I am aware, but it will go to that cold woman's heart. It will win her, see if it don't."  "She will never speak to tno again," said Toddles. "Vou don't know Miss Evergreen."  "Oh, I know Sparkle.  Whether he did or not, twenty-four j hours of frightful anxiety.oh Mr. Tod- , dies' part ended in tho receipt of a letter | from Miss Evergreen, in which she ex- j pressed surprise at .the depth, of his at- i tachment, which she had never even sus- i pectod. and confessed that the "touching j language" in which he hail portrayed it had won her heart; in fact, she accepted liitn.  They are married, and Sparkle was best man at tho wedding.—Mary Kyle Dallas in Fireside Companion.  women in general," said  VentilHtion of Churches.  In a not« on ventilating churches the sentiments of Spurgeon and Beecher are given. Mr. Spurgeon, in a crowded house that was hot and filthy for want of air, and tho ushers were not able to open the windows, told them to break out panes enough of glass to let in God's pure free air, and that ho would settle the damages at the close of the service. The writer says that lie heard Henry Ward Beecher rebuke a people near Boston for not better ventilating their new town hall, in which lie was lecturing. He said: "I never knew a tobacco chewer so filthy as to chew over another man's quid of tobacco, and yet you will sit here and breathe over and over again filthy air, 6imply because you do not see its vileness with your eyes." Not very refined, indeed, but suited to the subject. Nothing is more filthy, and few things are more (loisoiious, than human breath in a concentrated form. Vet many churches have no provision fcr ventilation. We know a Methodist church that cost $150,000, a splendid stone edifice, that has no moans c/ ventilation except by raising and lowering the windows and opening the doors.  IVroliai' l<cgHt iilMU In Germany.  Germans are anxiously awaiting the final verdict in a very peculiar case which recently came before the German courts. Two ladiesofWesel.it seems, uiade a complaint before a magistrate some time ago that one of their neighbors was owner of a rooster whose loud crowing disturlied their slumhcrsevcry night. The magistrate decided thai the noiso was disorderly and lined the owner of llie rooster "because he did not prevent the animal from crowing at night." An appeal from this decision was taken to the liighei court, but without success. Now, it appears, the owner of the ob jectionable rooster has appealed to the highest tribunal in the country. He argues that his rooster only exercises his natural right «hen ho crows, anil that a rooster is a Useful and very necessary animal. "Without roosters," ho explains, "there would be no hens, anil if we had no liens there would be no eggs. Since, therefore, we cannot do without hens and eggs, we cannot do without roo.-ders either." The case, so far. lias been rather expensive forthede- S fondant, but he is of good cheer and ; hopes to cany the day by his logical argument.- Exchange.  The Napoleon of Itoad A|;ftif*.  Black Bart, who is known to fame as "tho lone highwayman of California," has, it is thought, gone to China or Australia. Over thirty rolilx ries of stages and express trains are attributed to this Napoleon of the stand-and-dcliver game. Evidence to convict hint was obtained only in two or three eases. When he was caught ill 1HS;), ho pleaded guilly and was sentenced to prison for seven years. He was a good prisoner, read devotional works aud was liked by the authorities at San Quentin. During the last year his robberies havo been very numerous.— Cincinnati Commercial.  The production of Bessemer uteel ingots iu tho United States during 1888 was 2,200,190 gross tiths. Of rails the output was computed at l..')0'.M10 gross tons. The production of Bessemer steel ingots in 1880 was 098,070 tons more than that of 1SS5, while the production of rails had increased by Q02.9U9 tons.  SOME CURICTUS" THINGS.  ODD AND BEAUTIFUL OBJECTS FOUND IN THE FAR EAST.  The Forest IJ wetter'* Method of Starting  Fires—Cumbersome "Coins" of tha Dyak  Peoples—Many and Interesting Kind* of  Heads.  The forest dwelling peoples cf the fur-; 'ther east have an odd instrument for making lire. Very seldom, so far as we observed, do they employ the proverbial method of "rubbing" two sticks—'which is not rubbing at all. Near the coast every man carries a bit of pitcher in the eiri box or bamboo slung at his waist, a chip of a plate, English or Dutch, and a handful of dry fungus. Holding this tinder under his thumb upon the fragment of earthenware, he strikes the side of tho siri box sharply, and it takes Are, But this method can only bo used by tribes which have such communication with the foreigner aa supplies them with European goods. The inland peoplesuse a more singular process. They carry a short cylinder of lead, hollowed roughly to a cuplike form at one end, which fits a joint of bamboo. Placing this cylinder in the palm of the left hand, they fill the cup with tinder, adjust the bamboo over it, strike sharply, remove thecoveringns quickly, and the tinder is alight. Observers who take a narrow view have declared that the earliest art practiced by human beings after they escape from mere barbarism is pottery. These races 'have long passed that stage, but we do not recall any evidence that they use the art. The fact is that, in countries which produce the bamboo, earthenware is hardly needed except for luxtiry. They make charms and fetiches of dried clay. MEASuni.No values.  But in Borneo the P—-<r h-;-?-  a class of foreign ea »-¡n.v.  larly interesting. As •■■ . brass guns for their . , ... Dyaks employ antique instance do the actual :  hand to hand,, since i . ,..'■■.•  Malay signifies a «r-!-o>. _iv.. nty l. vi, long, pei'liaps, and a Dyak signifies a vessel eighteen inches high or more. These things are measures of value, divided into imaginary fractions. There are three varieties of this earthenware— the gusi, which represents about £500 sterling, the naga and rusa, much less valuable. The first is certainly Chinese, and the last probably, but perhaps they never caino from the continent. Atsome date unknown the north of Borneo was occupied by a Chinese colony which must have numbered millions. This gn at time, when a third part of the island was cultivated and densely peopled, may have been 800 years ago. But tho first paragraph in the "Annals of Bruni" recognizes a powerful Chinese kingdom of Batangan in the Fifteenth century— we are not to digress into that fascinating theme, however. The Celestials were exterminated alniiit two generations ago; an old friend of ours, the great Chief Casing, still carried ten pigtails attached to his sword of state— trophies of his father's valor, probably. Chinese mere hunt* have tried ugainand again to counterfwt tho old ilie Dutch, but they nevtir succeeded in passing oil' their imitations. The Naga may be Hindoo or Japanese, of very remote antiquity; both peoples had great settlements iii tho island at some time beyond human memory. They have left Buddhist remains of importance here and Ihere. , .  We secured ho samples of these curious things, for reasons that havo been suggested. But the recollection calls to mind some extraordinary objects of the same class, in a sense, which are treasured on the other side of the world.  WONDERFUL BliAllS.  The Aggry and the Popo beads, which serve for jewels in West Africa, are glass resembling earthenware of unknown manufacture, of immemorial antiquity, and beyond modern skill to counterfeit. Most European nations, probably, havo tried their hand at imitating the Aggry bead. The shrewdest chemists aud the cleverest artificers of Venice and Birmingham have done their bftst; the potters of England, Franco and Germany have exhausted their resources, but in vain. It does not seem such a difficult enterprise, however. The beads are irregular in shape and size; many have been sawn in two. They havo :ui opaque ground—ochro yellow in the most valuable species—but so various that this point gives no trouble. A rough ornament of circles in another hue runs through the material from side to side or end to em). Here, again, imitation seems easy, to the craftsmen of Venice in particular; but appearances are deceptive, evidenlly. The Popo bead, less valuable, but valuable enough, is blue glass, trans- -parent, but so manufactured that it shows a dull yellow against the light. These things are all found in the earth; but, so far as can be ascertained, they never turn up in company with lx>nes or other signs of burial, which, to our mind, is the most curious fact of all. That they are ancient Egyptian is a certaintv.  Many hundreds, if not thousands,were laken in the sack of the palace at Coo-massie, strung, iu general, upon that very pretty cord which we mentioned, wiih gold nuggets beaten Hat, and cubes of coral aud tufts of colored silk interspersed. Very handsome they looked, no doubt, upon the smooth brown skin of the royal dames. A pretty bracelet from Cooniassic is made of triangular pieces cut from the rib of a shell, snow white, strung iu groups alternately with these small llattened nuggets. But tho curiosities saved in that loot liear only a miserable proportion to those which men of taste admired in the palace and the big housesol'thecaboceers. But one stool was carried a way—as a memorial for the Princess of Wales--among the hundreds adorned with silver which lay in all directions. Very charming were many of these—the Ashantee artist seemed to devote his best attention to the stools. Seven were piled, as if for removal, in the courtyard of a gnat house, each plated with repousse work, showing much tasle and ingenuity of design. These people havo "gifts."—Saturday lie view.  The present estimated population of tho United States is 01,000,000. The rate of increase, exclusive of immigration, is estimated at l.S per cent, per annum—about 100,000 a month. By immigration the increase of population averages over 43,000 a month, or over 600,-OOOy early. The aggregate annual growth from both causes does not fall far short of 1,750,000. Tho estimated foreign population is not much below 14,000,000.  A practical joker undertook to touch young Mr. Wilson's neck with his (lighted) cigar at Biddeford, Me. Ho touched young Mr. Wilson's celluloid collar instead. Tho collar promptly disappeared and a bu circular blister took itsjilace.   

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