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   Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - November 29, 1889, Acton, Massachusetts                                 ss /'4 * ' K'"« " ' ' A'vV ,-/  . ■>!'Al.  OONOORD, MABS., FIcIDAY, NOVEMBER S3, 1889-  ISI umber IO.  Fscday  XXAB. ^ SO«.  ^MM^emik advance, '  ^ ttftMfdW.'* HAttLBOfiO, MAYK4RD, ^ CpNtloRD, MJTON, SUDBURY, ;STOW"WAYLAND, WESTON, Court». «0. SOUTHBOKO, AND IN* to WiKMtir Coonty. nnmrjtL ovricKa.  j.Wood Square, HUDSON, .wltoe Block, Main at., MARLBORO. MaynanTsBtook. Mifa »t, MATNABD.  RATHI or ADVKBTMIWO.  week, Tie; »«oh additional, Mc. •rnuty advertisers. Kna* beadofootnmn, etc., IS ' 1 to niniUr ntM. . NrM wiMw line» of per year, Including a copy of  la tool oolomn, to cents a  MiOMT ADVKKTJSEMKNTS  ', * 8aoh U Want«, For Bale, To Let. Lost. Found, ' etc., not exceeding four Un««, «11 be Inserted week, for twenty-are cent», or three week«  J •' Mi  - - «'Mm rtòMdt» llx linn, one Innertlon, 80 cento. <> 0Hfau«sl«at advertising, oash  VA BD OF THANKS.  lertlo , i in advance,  JOB PBIN1INO  Of every oeeerlptloa promptly and satisfactorily ««¿seated. -. -  It...... M ■• '—l- ...... . ----- -------  Please remember the best place in town to bur Boote, Sbora, Rubers and Slip-pettlsaC  on's Shoe Store  Main street," opposite Nason street  JJ|j>' ; >.-• A.fUll Hoe of  VlÌ^ll; Dòuglas'  8HOB8,  — In —  Ala«:* complete line of Misses and Children Shoe«, Heel and Spring Heel ' fritb prioea to suit every one.  *' Don't buy TOnr  tilt j{*k M«éxsmlned n»y stock, the lainett .««iti moat eonipleté linei in town.  TbrseftOod* are new and clean. right from 'he nunufactureis and were bought forSPOTOAisH »tribigdisc-onnt, thereby gtrfMC ibe purchaser the benefit. Ladies tfy»o want a stylish rubber examine these goods.  If AINST., opposite NASON ST.  Maynard, - Mass.  Maynard's Block, Maynard,  NEW AND ÌVÓBBY ST1LKN  Gents Furnishings  TtHnk8, Valise?, Umbrellas.  Pants made to Order  All goods sold at Bottom Prices.  ClolMrtairei aid Cleaned.  Neil Gurrie & Co.  P. D. GILMORE,  IDESlsTTIST..  ; OFFICE DAYS I Msynsrd—Thursdays, Fridays and Sat-urdavs. In Msynard's block.  Nortbboro—Monday«, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at residence Main street.  P.J.  Has In » full lint of  Fi and  Styles and Samples  •OF.  Foreign and Domestic Cloths  Also a very fine line of  Gents' Furnishing Goods  Repairing and Cleaning  Neatly and quickly done.  P. J.  IN SEARCH OF REST.  ■v*as on« la dtp pent,  Daiad with tiw attar asd din of tow». Bnuos ewUM paH» la iftwnlant.  And mm tiwarmirmiacomedown. Tat through the dtiaaadSaddripping rIsss Mold, la fancy. rMosspaaa.  Or Spring that breaks with all her lam, OfMrda that build In tbatofa and «area. Of woodland« where the throttle call* or glrte that gather cowslip ball*  Of Hoe that tow and lamha that cry. Or trains that jolt sad rumbk by. Of brooks that aloe by brambly way«, OTnmburaed folk that stand and gua.  Of all the dreams with which men ctu«t The stony sermons of the street; Bo, In Its hour, the artist brain,  Weary or human Us and woea. Weary of pawlon and of pain. And vaguely craving for repose.  Deseru awhile the stage of strife To draw the even, ordered Ufa, The easeful days, the dreamless nlgbia, 11m homely round of plain delights. Tin calm, the unambitioned mind Which all men seek and few men flud. -Atutln Itobwuk in bis prologue to Thu Quiet Ufa  II Kit WEDDIN' TOW Kit,  Rivereide Block, Main Street,  MATNABD.  Rooms over H. 8. Rlrhardson's Drag Store.  A good line of  Worsted & Woolen Samples  \ To select from.  A good ALL WOOL Trousers forfSOO. Equally low  Repairing nestly dona.^0  Concord. - - - • -  ittita  of  Mass.  A. B. BLACK.  WHwriiilit & Mm Builder,  CONCOR». BálM.  Carriages  For sale, repaired, built or exchanged.  Harness Making, Carriage Painting and Trimming a Specialty.  Harnesses, Robes, Whips, etc., for sale or exchange.  HiRBLBl Hi WORKS.  P. J. SHEEHAN,  (Successor to D. E. Williams & Co.) Manufacturer of and dealer In all kinds of  Foreign and American Granite and Marble  A tare« assortment constantly on hand >» prices thst defy competition.  (yCall and examine before purchasing elsewhere. Visitors always welcome.  Bedford Street, • Concord, Mass.  sprit 21-1V  WILLIAM BARRETT,  Concord, Mass  The following Companies are represented:  Mutual CourAntm. Qslscy, nalyoke, ITeNMHr, Trwrfrr> Hrakssi *,Clllnsa#s4 SlerrlMack. Stock Compari is. ■•SMi IrrlsitdJ, Pkaiil mt Hart ford. las. Ca- mt N. A., CMtlaralal,Pr*v. H uk., ss4 NsHktn Awaraaea af I.aa-daa.  ^-Ufe and Accident Folldes written In InMlw Companies.  L. E. BROOKS.  Hack, Livery. Feed  and Boarding Stable  Hacks furnished for weddings, funeral», etc., and barges for parties.  opposite Fttchburx R.K. depot, CONCOB0, . MAM. Connected by telephone. Hacks at depo.  ' .'.»i'*-»'.«'-.  AiSIID DECORATBB, Kain Street, Bear Am. Express Office, Concord, Mass.  Picture Frames made to order. Furniture Upholstered and Repairec Window Shades for sale and made to order at Boston prices. Mat-': ,tresses of all kinds, and Feather Beds made and made over.  Dr. C^AS. H. JOHKQUEST,  mm.  HORACE TUTTLB llack, Boarding 1  and Livery Stable  WsMts Stive«, CmmH, Of turn. Hacks and Barges furnished for parUes. Orders leftat J. O. friend's Drugstore and at the Stable win receive prompt attention. Connected >•>' telephone.  MISS ANNIE G. BLALSDELL, Christian Scintist.  ABSENT TREATMENT GIVEN. Cf Residence and Fo«tofflae address. _ ^ Csswtd,BsM.  THOMAS H. DRURY  vnmlarcistnuDnro,  COKOOBD, MASS.  « <^JP**«< r wy<ay«».«*Pt grldays from » A. M- to il M., and from » to 6 P.M. rrìday», k-AimfilTlSìiiiìffiim P1 ?mÌ?s*° t*"" 1 « 1 »«a», to m. ■ Iftewaea Urs, yiagg ¿ Os  The old red farmhouse. "Carter's Place," n-a» unusually astir on a certain bright October morning. There were no abeolnte sounds of unwonted occurrences, only a vague air of expectancy neemed to brood over it.  On the opposite side of the road lived Phiiury Uorwih' She was busily engaged in watching the Carter house and washing the breakfast dishes, wliilo she talked «'¡tli tier invnliil sifter. Rhody Ann.  " 'Pears to nie," said Phiiury, pausing in her work anil gesticulating with her dish clotli in her hand. " 'pears to me us if sothin' unusuui like was a-goin' on to them Carterses. 1 seen the greatest lot o' fixin's a-goin' in tliere these Inst two days, an' I iiearn that they got Mis' Dar-ney up from King's Holler a-sewin' up in the spare chamber—a-sewin' all day an' on even by cuudlelight. Then I seen they been a-havin' thein parlor blinds open, an' that certainly means Kothin'. An' Mis' Carter liouglit two silver plated napkin rings down to Collinses, i think I'll jest run across an' enquire, if you will watch them pies, 1 am that fierce to know if Glory Ann l>e really n-goin' to uiarry that Philetus Antrim.'"  With a parting admonition concerning the pies, Phiiury started upon her tour >f investigation.  "How lie ye, Mis'Carter?" she inquired, is she paused before the kitchen door and looked at that lady, who was busy making many and various sweet smelling cakes.  Mrs. Carter looked up, and, waving her lour-covered arm toward a chair, said:  "Set, Phiiury. I be feelin' fair to tnid-Jlin'l How's Rhody Ann an' yerself/"  "Rhody Ann ain't feelin' very smart. Her back's a-troublin' her, an' her head is sort o' fuddled with the achin', but I'm feelin' very nice. 1 jest run over today to fetch ye the drawin' o' tea I borrowed of a Monday, an' to see if I couldn't do notliin' to help ye. I seen ye was bavin' quite a lot a-goin' on. Be it that Glory Ann Is really a-guin' to git married? I hearn some talk of it when I Was last down to the Holler. Be she?"  And Philtiry repeated her question in an insinuating manner, as she put the teacupful of tea on the table.  "She be, Phiiury." said Mrs. Carter, laconically.  "About when. Mis' Carter?"  "About Sunday, Phiiury, if notliin' don't pervent an' these cakes is pli-usin'."  "Well, I j-st said to Rhody Ann, as I come out, 1 says, sothin' is certainly comin' off to Cartersra, though I wan t sure. Rumor is sometimes now and ag'in deceivin'." '  "It be. Phiiury, only this time 'tain'L I 'lowed to go 'cross an' bid ye to the weddin' this afternoon, all of ye, Rhody Ann, Ramus, Limy, Polly, Mariur, your hired help an' Nervy Ann; but now, as ye are here, perhaps ye won't inind a-doin' my errent for me, an' ask liiem as I have naiiK'd to come o° Sunday at 4. so as we'll git through in lime Cor uiilkin'."  "I'll tell 'em," tsaid Philtiry. us she turned to go, "I'll tell 'em, an' it's like as not they'll come."  And they did, and most of III«' neighborhood with them.  A wedding in the community was an event of no small occurrence, it was second only in importance to a funeral, and no right minded jterson »'ln> was able to crawl wo.ild think of niis.sing "Glory Ann's weddin'," for she had friends in the city, and it was expected that she would liavo a very stylish affair, with plenty of "new fangled notions," as Miss Duruey uxpressed it.  By 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon the road in front of the red farm house was full of carriages, hitched to every available tree and fence post.  Tho bride eh*ct was proud ill the possession of a tableful of presents, which were displayed under the kitchen window, outside of which was hitched to one of theslmtteis a yearling calf, the gift of her father.  There wis a "ily catcher" of straw from a cousin in King's Hollow, and an album from an aunt in the same place, a dozen flat irons from Mr. llangs, the storekee|>er, and six cans of preserved blackberries from his wife.  Phiiury brought a lamp shade of green paper inuslin and a tidy from Uliodv Ann. It was decorated with decalco-manias and trimmed with purple rihlxni. Phiiury had made this herself and was very proud of it.  Mis' Slimmer, from over the lull, being • poor widow, brought a yeast cake, which she said was "like to be useful when they kep' their own house, an' yeast, too, was better nor salt risin's."  The groom gave a salt cellar, Mrs. Carter a half dozen yards of rag carpet and a copy of "Grant's Tour of the World."  The other gifts were varied in style, extending all the way from a bronze lamp, sent by the city lady, to a paper of gold hairpins, given by Mrs. Carter's hired girl.  "Glory Ann's hair, bein' red, will sort o*setoff them pins." she explained to Ftiilury.  "But what," Phiiury asked, "be that thing a bangln' by the parlor organ? It looks tor all the world like a bucket turned upside down an" stuck all over with white hollyhocks."  "And it is." replied the hired girl. "Glory Ann's city friend writ to her •bout them weddin* bells what they have a hangin' over them as is to be married. We didn't have no bell, so we took a bucket. I think it's very sightly appearin'—don't you?"  "I. do. It certainljr is lovely." said Phiiury. sincerely.  "But I don't aet no store by bis folks," wbbgered the beig,. ■  "Why?" asked Phiiury, seizing the speaker's arm eagerly.  "Well, they ain't got no styl« about them, nor they don't wear no mitts—at least his ma don't. They stayed to Salry Holmeses last night at the Holler, an' tben walked up. I think they was too mean to ride. An', too, they gave sich a present) Why, his pa gave Ubry Ann six dollars, an' his ma a hlazin' star bed quilt which would blind ye, 'tis so fierce colored."  "Dew tell!" murmured Phiiury, interestedly.  "Fact," whispered her companion, as she slipped away in the gathering crowd to help the bride.  Tho ceremony progressed well. Everything went smoothly until the supper was about half over, when Mrs. Carter said:  "Where be ye goln'for your tower, Philetus?"  "Wall," he said, slowly, "I 'lowed that me an' Glory Ann would tower to Glen-ham an' back. My sister's husband's child, Alphonso, lives there. I 'lowed 'twould be as good a place to tower to as any, I did."  Then Glory Ann looked up quickly, and her cheek glowed so that Iter hair seemed pale in comparison as she Buid, with withering emphasis:  "I 'lowed to tower to King's Holler an' see Uncle Elbertus. 1 'lowed 1 should tower tliere aii" to no other place else, 1 did."  "Seems to me," said Mr. Carter, speaking up quickly, "that Glory Ann's tower is Ix'st. It only seems tft ine to be jest proper in you to go an'tower to your Uncle Elbertus', for I hear Mirandy ain't very well."  "An' it '|H-ars to me," said the groom, "as if 1 was the one to decide on this tower, so it 'pears to me, it does."  "1 can't set quiet an'see my darter's opinion set aside an' sort o' flounced at. so to speak." inter|K>sed Mrs. Carter.  "Why. ain't you decided on your toweK yet?" asked Phiiury. "Why, my sister lJorlcsky knew where her tower wna n-goin' to l>o Itefore she knew about her weddin' She says to me, says she, 'Phiiury. Jerry has promised to fetch me to Niagary l'alls on a tower if 1 marry him. If he is really meauin' it, 1 will; if he ain't. I won't.' An'he was, an'»lie did."  Phiiury pausej with a smile, and glanced inquiringly at the bride.  "An" " (Glory Ann shook her head emphatically) "an', Phiiury, Dorlesky wns right. She didn't intend to be cast down or trod upon by any of them bullies known as men. Nor I don't, neither. I'm a-goin'to tower to King's Holler or I ain't a-goin' to tower at all, so I ain't."  "Wall, ye are." interposed Philetus,  "Well, ye set and dally till I git ready to go on any other tower," said the bride, complacently, as she passed her plate up, saying, "Please gimme some more o' them cakes, pa."  Hereupon Philetus grew very angry. Rising, he said, fiercely:  "Glory Ann, I'll take back thut salt cellar, an' you don't come to Glenham."  "An' you, Philetus, kin take your salt an' yourself—ye are both too fresh for tne—an' go to Glenhatn, or where ye will, for I'll tower to the Holler or I'll tower none."  And Glory Ann arose und passed majestically up stairs, carrying a glass of cider and "them cakes" with her.  After supper, Mr. Carter said, turning to his new son-in-law:  "Seems to uie, Phile, that if ye ain't goin' to tower none, 'twould be as well to onhetch them horses an'^et ready for luilkin'; it's arter five." "  "1 "low to tower to Glenliaiu yot," said, the groom, as lie arose and vanished up the steps in the direction the bride had ilisap|ienred.  Slowly the lime passed. It was almost dark when Pliilurv, who had outstayed all the guests, in order to help Mrs. Carter, returned home to impatient Rhody Ann. who sat in the kitchen waiting for her.  "Well." she exclaimed, "Phiiury, where did iliev tower to, or ain't they towered?"  "They towered," said Phiiury; then added: "Ye see, it was this way—'long "bout half past 5, after Phile had been 'most a ball' hour with her, a-coaxiu', the parson went up, an' he prayed with her; an' I'hile's ma went up an' exhorted her, an' 1 quoted from the Bible to her, an' at last slit; said she'd go. as obeyin' seemed to be the heftiest part o' the marry in'. Then we all went down to let her put on her new brown alapacky. Well, in aUiut ten minutes-she came down, with tho salt cellar in her hand, leaning' on Pliile's arm a-smilin' like a basket o' chips: an' he was a griunin', too. Jest as she passed out, very majestic like, her purple feather a-streamin' out behind her, she paused an' 'It's King's  Holler.'  "An' it was, too," added Phiiury.  "Well, I guess Glory Ann will set off them gilt hair pins, if she ain't so fiery that they lueit," murmured Rhody Ann.  "Well, she be skairful," said Phiiury.  "She be," echoed Rhody Ann.—H. C. Uevei-in i.n Philadelphia Saturdnv Night.  An Unimproved County.  Logan county. W. Va.. has an urea of 800 square miles. The only town in the county is Logan Court House, with a population i.f yoo. Tliere is only one church building in the county, and that was erected by u private individual. Tho nearest railroad station to the county seat is fifty-five miles. Goods are taken to the county in push Ixjats at seventy-five cents per KM pounds, us tliere are no roads throughout the county. Lund sells from SI to S*J per acre. Dense forests cover the greater part of this hilly and mountainous county. The hills are full of veinsof coal varying in thickness from four to twenty-one feet.—Exchange.  A<lultrrat«-d China T«a.  The heathen Chinee, who is nothing if not economical, luis an ingeniously simple method of eating his cuke—or. rather, in tlie celestial translation, drinking his tea—and having it  a l H o. lie makes the tea, drinks the first delicate infusion and then dries the leaves again, packs them in those mysteriously lettered boxes we know and exports them to the western barbarian, who, he lias found out, likes bis tea strong and stewed. It is tru.- that the tannic acid npt to come out of the leaf in the sccotid infusion may injure the liritlsli stomach. That is not John Chinaman's business: he knows the lieauty and profit of adulteration.— New York I t '";rrain.  It costso \ er Si."»;).00.1 a venrto keep the streets  (  f th" ily of London clean, and not a i. iitli of this »mount comes bauk by the Kile of i-weepings and refuse. The rubbish amounts in tile year to Co.000 tons. alKiut •„.".. tui) tuns of which is burnt at Lett's wharf, m ar Waterloo bridge, yielding 4.no-) |i» u .isof ashes and cinders. Nearly 8.000.00U gallons of water a year are used In wuhing the street«.  CarlyU and tba Am.  One inornlng, a few minutes before the school hour: when most of the pupils had arrived ifcnd they had gone into the school, a donkey was entering the playground. Bill Hood and 1 were so far on our way, rushed , to mount the animal nnd began to guide aitd force it into the school. With des|x rate spurring the donkey was induced to carry its rider over the threshold. and what a reception both of them got from the juvenile crowds! Bags of books were at once fastened to the tail and around the neck'of the ass, and so busy were Rill and half a dozen companions in urging the brute to canter around the school and to ascend the short stair of the master's desk that they did notno-tioe bow time was speeding, and before they could remove the stranger Mr. Car-iyle appeared. We expected a tremendous explosion of wrath, but he burst intc a roar of laughter—such a roar, however, as, instead of tempting us to join in it. produced a sudden and complete hush, and that roar was renewed again and again, when the ass. withdrawing its fore feet from the first step of the desk stair and turning round, took a pace or two slowly toward Mi«-.n>aster aa if to salute him. "  "Tlilfi-,"- exclaimed Carlyle, "is the wisest 'and best scholar Kircaldy has yet sent me: he is lit to be your teacher."  He lapped the donkey's head, as he was wont to do ours, and said: "There's something here far more ihnn in the skulls of any of his brethren before me, -though these skulls are patted in fond admiration by (Nipas and mammas, and though that far grander headpiece meets only with merciless blows."  He then gave some hard, taps on Bill Hood's head, and would not allow him to dismount, but for penalty ordered him to rule up and down the school for an hour, while the boys who had been most active in helping Bill to go through the farce had to march in pairs before and i>eliind the perplexed-looking ass. Hedid not? require the other scholars to attend to their school lessons, but silently permitted thein to stand as spectators of the grotesque procession. Then he himself, seated within the pulpit-like desk, surveyed Bill and bis company with a strange mixture of mirth, scorn and fury.—Cor. Edinburgh Scotsman.  In a Kentucky Cave.  Provided with lanterns, several young men started in the entrance known as Coleman's Cave Spring, near Harrods-burg. and went eastward three miles, where they could distinctly hear the trains on tiie Cincinnati Southern road at Burgin, which is four and a half miles from this place. They found a stream of water running the entire distance explored. In this stream they found fish and frogs innumerable. The passage was from seven to fifteen feet wide and about the same height, except occasionally narrowing down to a fat man's misery. Not far from the entrance the explorers found a large room, twenty to thirty feet, studded with stalactites. In the center of the cavern is a circular chamber thirty feet in diameter and no less than fifty feet high. This is a veritable rotunda, covered, as it were, by a high. Veil shaped dome. Over the entrance ¡o o cnrtaiu formed by the union i^f stalactites and stalagmites, fifteen ft** wide and as many high.  The foost unique thing found by the explorers in the cave was the fac-simile of a side saddle, all of solid sandstone, opposite the doorway in this chamber.  The young men attempted to sing the "Star Spangled Banner," but were forced to desist on account of the terrible reverberating echo tliat filled every nook, corner and recess of the cave. They found a number of bones of small animals, but aside from the fish and frogs no living creature was found. They will explore the cave in a few days, going a different direction from the one taken by them yesterday. Near the outer opening of the cave, cut in stone, was found the initials "l). B.," and numerous figures and designs of animals and birds. The initials were supposed to be for Daniel Boone, and those who saw them say they look to have been placed there years ago — Louisville Courier-Journal.  Kxiw-ltitiic the I)rvll In Imliu.  A strange case of superstition was recently investigated lief ore the coroner of Bombay. A Hindoo mill inind, named Kamji Daji, had for some lime Is-eu sutlering from swollen joint* «lid |>HiiiH in various parts of tlio body. He went to the mill to get soino wages due to him. and oil bis return was taken ill mi the road. He wns brought homo on the liaek of a friend ill all almost uneou-RCious stutc, and was placed ill a sitting posture. Iieing belli up by his father. A mail lianiiKl lien, w ho was present, suggested that lie was |»issessed of a devil, in order 1o expel which Deo swayed Imnself ulnmt in front of the sick man, seized hold of his liuir, and demanded of' tile devil who he was. Not receiving a reply lie struck the deceased violently with a rattan, when the latter fell back in a dying condition; but before his dentil another friend took the rattan mid beat the deceased, both men swaying their bodies to and fro and professing to 1» possessed with the spirit of a god. The flogging was intended to drive out the devil. Daji died almost immediately without, a complaint. The widow narrated all tl.eso fucts to the coroner, and descril>ed liotli floggings as being very violent. The medical evidence showed tlmt there were several bruises oil thu liack and an abrasion on the right hip, but thnt the cause of death was hemorrhage from rupture of the spleen, which was prob-aliynot due to the Hogging. The jury found a verdict accordingly, adding that there was no evidence to show how tho spleen l>eeame rupt ured.—Ixmdoii Times.  A CONVENIENT FAP.M HOUSE.  The Forr»tB of California.  Thu evergreen rtxlwood rises straight as an arrow to a height of from 3U0 to !)00 feet. There are whole tribes of the coniferie, dozens of specimens of cypress and cedar, a variety and relationship of the oaks that drives the Isitnnist. wild, ravines tilled with the flowering dogwood, sweeps of glisteumg inau/auitu, spattered patches ol' the red-lierried buckthorn, rifts of tlie pink ]>etaled rhododendron, sanguinary putche* where stand the Judas tree, in this favored country Ills., bloom aud lietir the |Hiiuegi'auate, llg, olive, ulmoud, apricot, leuion, orange and the nectarine. The cmuelia is a tree, the heliotro|>e a stout shrub; gerauiums aru used for scarlet hedges; the calla Illy in a weed. And to r»uud out this riot of luxuriance—this MUiirimiia of foliage, fruit and flower—nature sows every spring, ill auil through it all, u crop of wild oats such as was never dreamed of by the original prodigal sou.—Harper's Magazine.  A bocit ty Ita* lately been orgauized in Kug land which is called the "Home for Life to elety," and esjieeittUy provides for the want« of educated women, unmarried or widow», who are left iu middle life unable to provide for themselves owing to lack of suitable training for remunerative wnployment. The annuities acquired by member* of the so eiety, if amounting to nn annual value of JB*>, can be exchaug«! for resilience and board ill ono of the homes to 1« established for the purpose.  Hkipper Quick—No. In all my voyages I never had an accident yet.  Fan Tastic—You wreck less fellow f— Harper's Bazar.  -Plana  Its Cost Would Ba About «3.700 by L. H. Gibxou.  The farm house plan which Is here given shows a rear entrance so arranged that one may eome In from that direction and pass up stab« without going through other rooms. This is one distinctive requirement of a farm house. -The front entrance is not necessarily different from that of any other house.  ILKVATION.  In the plan the isolation of the kitchen from the dining and other room* Is not greatly different from a city or ordinary farm house, being nothing more than a hall which bos a cliina closet opening off from it, which is inclosed by doors. The front ami rear stairway meet oil a landing in the middle of the house aud continue to the second Hoor as ono stairway. This provides a xe[>aration from tlie other parts of tlie house and is economical because of the small space required to provide front and renr stairway accommodation. It saves a part of the cost of one stairway. The cellar stairway goes down under the front stairway from tho rear.  Oil the first floor there Is a parlor in which is placed a grate, a bedroom which is provided with a large closet, and a dining room, kltchon and pantry. There is a closet in the main hall In front. Thu kitchen is provided with a sink, tlie water supply, therefore, being from a force pmnp in tho kitchen or a wind mill force pump to tank in attic. By this means there is hot and cold water over the kitchen sink, which Is a convenience not ordinarily found iu a farm house. Connected with tlie kitchun sink are two tables and a drain tionrd. On the first table near the kitchen flue could be placed dishes to be washed, from whence they could be transferred to a pan in the sink, washed and placed to drain oil the drain board, and from thence placed on tho table at tho right after they have lieeu wiped. These tables afford conveniences in the separation of meat and vegetables before cooking. In the pantry, which is connected with the kitchen, there is a dough board. Hour bin, cupboard aud place for an ice box. There is a passageway to the cellar on the outside us well as on the inside of the house. Tlie former is covered and protected by the |>orch and porch roof.  t^jrry  GROUND FLOOR.  Ou tlie second floor there are four lied rooms nnd a bathroom, each of which is provided with a good closet. The halls are well lighted, and there is a passageway by stairs to attic, in which could be arranged an additional lied room if desired. In case of necessity two beds could be placed in any of tho second floor twins.  No flue is shown iu the dining r<x>m or the room over it. It is the thought of the writer that the saving ill brick work and stoves would provide a furnace which would furnish heat for tlie entire house at less ex|iense than bv any other means.  A bathroom can lie placed iu a country house and the convenience of hot and cold water afforded with the same ease that it can be done iu a city. A tank in the attic to which may lie pumped cistern water will furuish the source of supply for hot and cold water. The hot water is provided by making a pi|>e connection which passes through the kitchen stove into a hot water receiver and from thence to the kitchen sink and bathroom, all of which can bo supplied to a farmhouse us readily us any other building. The waste water from bath, sink nnd water closet can pass to a vault outside. The matter of the ex|>eiise of caring for plumbing apparatus is often sjsiken of. If it is well put in and well arranged, there is no reason why there should be any expense attached to its maintenance. It should lie as i>ermanent, satisfactory and inexpensive to keep up as a btove wall.  MAXIMILIAN'S COUNTRY.  A BOWERY FAKE SHOW.  SKCOND STOHT. This house was enlarged from a smaller building which cost tl.KOO. This would cost aliout f'.'.T(K) on account of it* size.  Louts H. Gibson.  STRAY BITS.  A library has been open«! In Philadelphia for Jewish working girls  It is estimated that 4,(MK),(XM,(KMJ cignrs are consumed in the United States-mutually.  The Inventor of the stylographic pen is reputed to have made 11,000,00J out of it.  No woman in Russia is to practice medicine publicly in the future before 40 years of age.  The New York World is said to have paid out, during Issrt. #(¡00.000 for tlie |«i|ier used in its circulation  The first savings bauk iiicor|>orated in the United Stales under authority of law was established at Koston seventy-two years ago.  It Is estimated that ISO men and boys iu a southeastern Ohio county are engaged iu bunting skunks There is a good demand for the pelts.  The largest house in the cabinet circle la Washington is occupied by Secretary Proctor. It contains about thirty rooms and renta tor $4,S00 a year  THE IMPRESSIONS OF A GEORGIA MAN WHO VISITED IT.  Tlie city of Mexico Baa tb* Very Best Order—Spot Wlier» Maximilian Waa En.  cuted—Slavish Condition of the Peons.  Sweet, Seductive Native Langm^«.  Mr. Charles H. Redding has returned from Mexico and has many things to tell. He is a close observer and a fluent talker, and his conversation on this subject is a running stream of information.  Mexico is the best policed city in the world, said he. They have 8,000 policemen and if you do anything wrong you are sure to be put in jaiL But if you behave yourself like a gentleman you are as, safe as in any country in the world.  You see the soldiers everywhere. Even at the little town of Aguas Calientes I saw 600 soldiers. This place, by a free translation, would be called hot springs. It is a great bathing place.  I have seen as many as fifty or one hundred people of the common class bathing at one time in the trenches that lead from the hot springs. These men and women bathe together with a costume composed exclusively of a breech clout.  I visited the place of Maximilian's execution, and stood where he was shot with his two generals, Mejia and Mera-mon. .1 line 18, 180?. They wanted Maximilian lo kneel and have his hands tied as a robber; but he said: "I am no robber, I am a soldier:" and bared liia breast to receive the lire.  Meramon, as they shot, stepped forward and received tho fire advancing. Meji was nn Indian general who never spared life. Ho stood and received the bullets like a bravo man.'  CONDITION OF LABOR.  The lower class, or peons, are half-breeds, with the blood of the Spaniards and the Aztecs. I saw Borne of the pure Aztecs. They look like the Comanche Indians, and have broad faces, high cheek bones and enormous busts. They earn a living by raising vegetables and fruits on lands that belong toothers.  The lietter class live well, but they are in the minority. The peonB are in tho large majority. They are very poor, and work for eighteen to thirty-seven cents a day. They all wear the same kind of clothes, a white cotton suit. The men have trousers that look like bags, and a loose cotton shirt hangs down over that.  Nature haB done so much for these people in climate and soil that it makes them lazy. They take no thought of the morrow.  I talked with a good many people of the project of bringing tho negroes to Mexico. I found it received with different degrees of favor. The Mexican congress passed a law allowing it, aud a good many of the upper class favor it, because they think it would give them better lalior. The negro is superior to the peons of Mexico. He is not only a better laborer, but 1 think he has more intelligence. I say that with a thorough knowledge of the negro. 1 was raised on a plantation where there were two or tkw Hiuulruri nf them......  The Frenchman seems to be more popular than any other foreigner In Mexico. There are a great many of them iu the capital. On the 14th of July it waa French children's day, and I saw a great many houses decorated. I don't know why they should be more popular than Americans unless it is because their religion is the same as that of the Mexicans.  There is no love between the upper class, or the land owers, and the peon a The baciendados do not own the peons, but the latter are, in fact, the worn slaves on earth—a thousand times worse Blavery than we had in this country. The haciendado has an adininistrador who looks after tho hacienda, and the administrador ims several overseers under him. They ail ride and wear a sword and pistol. There is none of that affection between the haciendado and the peons that used to exist between master and slave.  LIQL'OK OK THE CENTURY PLANT.  I became acquainted with their natural drink, pulque. It is made from the century plant. I went on a pulque farm and it is the prettiest thing in the world. The rows of plants seem to radiate in every direction like the spokes of a wheel.  Tho Btem is cut and the pulque juice flows for six or seven months. The gatherers go through the field with leather bags on their backs and collect the liquor with gourds.  . In this stage when it is only a few hours old they call it "agua meja," or honey wnter. In that stage it is pleasant ami wholesome, and I bought it whenever I could get it fresh. It has a peculiar taste and sells for a cent a glass. I frequently drink two glasses at dinner.  To make the liquor they distill it and get a disagreeable kind of whisky that is very strong.  A great feature of Mexico is the parks, or plazas, as they call them. No matter how small the town or poor the houses they will have a beautiful plaza, and in the evening they will have bands of music and singing. I never heard a poor band while I was in Mexico.  The language is the softest and most beautiful I ever heard, und listening to them talking or singing in the plazas you seem to be in a land of poetry.—Atlanta Constitution.  The Way In Which th« Oalteleea Strang«* In Sometimes Taken In.  "Why don't the newspapers get after some of those fnke shows on th« Bowery?" asked a policeman stationed near Chatham square yesterday of at reporter. "I was stopiied two days ago," continued the officer, "while going my rounds by a man who said his name was Smith, and that he was the president of an agricultural college somewhere down south. He waa very much excited, and said that he had just had a narrow escape from being robbed in a dime museum. I asked him for the particulars and he gave them to me as follows:  "I was passing along the Bowery," said our southern friend, "when my attention was attracted by the sound of an organette before a museum, whose front was pasted over with glaring posters, covered with pictures of an enormous fat wotuan, a two-headed lamb, a negro said to be changing his colors, etc., presenting a very taking picture to the eye.  "Having nothing special to do I thought I would while away the time by taking a look at the show. So pay- ' ing my ten cents I was let in to see the sights. The first thing I saw was tbe two-headed lamb. Jt was stuffed, and looked mightily like u clumsy attempt to fasten two lamb's heads upon one body. Even if the two heads had originally grown there, it was not much of a thing to see. I looked around next to find the fat woman. Not seeing her, I asked of a man, who was following me around, and who seemed to be in charge, where the fat woman was. 'She has just gone out,' said he. 'And tho negro who is changing his color?' 'He was sick today and didn't come down.'  "I now saw I was sold," continued Mr. Smith, "and was on tho point of coming out when I noticed a man behind me step up to Koine sort- of an instrument and blow into it. 'He's testing his lungs,' said the man who had told me about the absence of the fat woman, seeing that I display ed a little interest in the operation.  " -Now step up and try your lung power,' said my informer. I told him that I didn't care anything about it, but, as lie seemed so persistent, to get rid of ' him I blew into the machine. While I was doing so he took out a card and filled it out with a lead pencil and gave it to the first man, who hurriedly took it and thrust a quarter into the man's hand. He then hastily took out another card, filled it out and passed it to me, saying, 'Here is the record of your lungs. A quarter, please.' in reply I told him I did not want bis card aud didn't intend to give him any quarter, either.  " 'Why, you saw this man give me a quarter for testing his lungs, and you can't expect me to test yours for nothing, do you?" said the man angrily. While he was speaking, I happened to look into the face of the mjn who had given the quarter, niul at a glance I saw he was the ticket seller at the entrance to the show. I knew now that I had a set of sharpers to deal with, and determined to put on a bold front. So slipping my hand into rnv hip pocket as if I had a pistol there I ¿aid:  " 'If you look at that card you'll find that my lung power is good, and if vou'il come another step nearer you will find that'my ability to tako care of myself is equally good.' While I was speaking I gradually worued my way "to ine door, and befote they could recover from their surprise at my bluff I had opened it and was out on the street.  "1 honestly believe," continued Mr. Smith, "that those men intended to rob me, and would have done so if I bad shown the white feather.",,  "After Mr. Smith told me his story," continued the policeman, "I asked him if he wanted to make a complaint against the show people, but he said that he did not, as he did not care to have his name appear in the papers, and thus have his friends learn that he had been to such a place.  "That's the way with people," Baid the policeman; "they will never complain against the folks who try to swindle them, and the latter know it, and are all the bolder in consequence."  The reporter himself afterward went into this show, taw the stuffed lamb, learned that the fat woman was still out and that tho negro had not yet recovered from hisr-ickness; but, owing to the fact that there were others in the room besides the show people, ho didn't get a chance to have his lungs tested.—New York News.  Running Amuck In Borneo.  A curious case of amuck took place recently at Sandakan, tho capital of British North Borneo. The governor held a durbar at Government house, at which about one hundred und fifty native chiefs were present. At the close of the meeting outdoor spoi ls were held, nnd during the progress of these one of tho men be- ^ came exciten, drew his sword, and began to attack every one in his way. He first cut nnd sl:isb"d at an Englishman who was not looking toward him, and then pursued his way rapidly through the crowds-hitting iig u t and left He missed another European, wounded two Sikhs, and rushed at a Sikh sergeant major, who,'having a stick in his hand, struck the man's forearm nnd forced him to drop his sword, lie was then seized, put in irons, and his disastrous progress thus terminated.—London Times.  Tlie Tartan Not an Anrlent Scotch Dress.  "No patriotic Scotch lady need array ; herself in tartan under the impression that it wus the ancient dress of her an- ; cestors. The truth is that no Scotch prince (except the Chevalier) ever wore  ;  tartan in Holy rood before George IV himself, and any of the Jameses would just as soon have thought of holding a court in a dressing gown. It was never in early times the dress of Scotland, or of the Scottish court, and it is noteworthy that you do not find it in the ancient family portraits in Scotland. Shoulder j plaids were worn, but they were not tartans, and tlie clans were distinguished by badges in their Iwnnets."—Court Circular.  Kiwy as Swlmmin*.  Bayville Visitor—1 would like lo get you to teach' me to sail a lioat.  Boatman—Sail a boat? Why, it's easy as swimuiin'. Jest grasp the main sheet with one hand an' the tiller with the other, an' if a flaw strikes, ease up or bring 'er to, an' loose the halyards; look out fer the gaff an' lioom, or the hull thing '11 lie in the wuter, an' ye'll lie up-sot; but if the wind is steady y'r all ] right, onless y'r too slow in luflin' too; ' 'cause then y'll upsot sure. Jump right in an' try it; but, remember, whatever ye do, don't jilie.—New York Weekly.  IIitw to Know a Hlrd.  To know the name of a bird is of comparatively little value; to know to what class he belongs is of no great moment; in short, to know him from the scientific standpoint amounts to little so far as tlie child is concerned. If he becomes a specialist lie will learn all this quickly in later life. But to love birds, nnd to form habits of observation sufficient to watch carefully every bird, is worth as much as any branch of study. No training of the ear is belter than that which comes from listening to the song of birds; no training in color knowledge is better than discrimination of their hues and tints; no lietter form study than appreciation of their shape; no better discipline in the study of motion than in the study of their hopping, pecking and flying.— Journal of Education.  Mtllals a Gold OlEcer.  It«- pe ople know that Sir John MiUais, the groat English artist, was for a short time a gold digger in the Australian colonies. Young John Millnis. some thirty-five years ago. caught the gold fever, and, abandoning pro ten), his career as an arti.-t. sailed for Melbourne. The present prime minister was one of his companions de voyage. But John Mil-lais, although he roughed it bravely and turned the soil over with all the frenzied industry of the gold seeker, had in the end to confess to disappointment. He put in three months at tbe diggings, and then returned a sadder and wiser man to England.—Montreal Star.   

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