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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - November 2, 1890, Boston, Massachusetts 28 THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1890-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. A New, Square-Shape Russia-Iron Body PARLOR STOVE, With ornamental oast-Iron comers. None like ft In Boston. We are Naw England cgents. Come and see them. Others ask you for a stove not as good, $20.00. HO I THE PBIZE WINNERS. Award for Essays on Perfect Men and Women. Nearly 1000 Manuscripts, from Which Five Sad to Bo Soloctcd. lice is ONLY ONE TO A CUSTOMER. phamber Stovos (Anti-CIInkor) , 5 Chamber Stovos (Anil-Gllnker) , $6 Parlor Stoves, with ovens, nlokelled rails, vase and urn ... . S5S2 Parlor Stoves, large sizes (to heat two rooms), niekelled rails, vase and urn . ,.....$S5 6mall Cooking Ranges, without ware 86.50, SS.50, c9.50,5!!. Double Oven No. 7 Ranges . . SIS Cabinet Base No. 7 Flanges . . SJ3. .SO .00 10-4 White Blankets, per pair . . $8.00 11-4 White Blankets, par pair . . 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"liy n thoroi".'.)* ):v: .� oi ;h*> nf;tiir:'.l law �R'l;;^�i tin' i-.'f a:i*ft *.!� :t . ...j :a;;ri- t\Oi, IkliG r-V a Ui:J^MJ HpJ-il'-;:'.!' l "i lit;./ J = I f_ r�' r- tli-s vi v.'t-:l-;,'.-N-c>---'i C(.'t'-':i-, K:. i.j'J'i: i.: c pruv-/.:fd Lli; iTriilJiLl-; L:.!.i"c Wi'ii ii u'ri:'.:;1-!)' !.'�','.'i- vi.i' >i :;i;..v bhv.- us ;t::;!iv l.!;.:--v tiocl-r-.' bLiirf. ifl'v yvt.l<-i,.v.t u-*- o; Ki ' 'hil..!1 u;i u^ii r:ji>t U. v-viiy t-v;iiU^iicy tc-(:,�,.-;.h". liyrt-d;<:^e vl' i u iiif-;- a:i* i-:a.:iO, itAMES EPPS ^ CO., Homoscpaihic Chemists* London, EngUir.ri. Suqoessful AutliorsWill Please Bend in Full Name and Address. Five prizos in Rroldl Out of nearly 1000 manuscripts treating of tbo "Perfect Man" and the "Perfect Woman" it was nocossary to select five as deserving: of the prizes in gold offered by The Sunday Globe. This was no easy task, as nearly all tho manuscripts possessed moro than ordmary'mcrit. Therefore, in accordance with the principles laid down at the beginning of the contest, it was decided that the standard should be the most clearly defined, tlio most comprehensive, the most lucid and most consist, entwith the present status of society. Even with this standard sot, selection was surrounded with many difficulties in asniuoli as many contributors, while not strictly violating the letter, foiled to com ply with the spirit of the law. And hero Thk Sunday Globh takes occasion to congratulate all its contributors on their admirable ideas presented in the various essays, and also to thank contributors and readers for the interest displayed in the contest. In awarding the first prize, lot it bo understood that THifc'Sunday Globe was flot at all influenced by literary merit. But after duo deliberation the conclusion was reached that the following embodied in the most concise form the true spirit of fcho competition and furnished the most complete answer to the question, "What is a perfect woman?" Therefore to the author of "The Mirror of the Soul" is awarded the first prize, a S20 gold piece. This prize and the others will be forwarded upoureceipt of the full names and addresses of the authors. , the mirror op a soul. a woman, with a heart na pure as angola are, And yet so full of human sympathy That when another falls her tender oyea Will till with pitying tears, and no liarah tHought IIor Hps will speak, hut her pure noul Will Home excuse or rcnaon And; And If her means no other way permits, Will pray for sinner when alio prays for self. A woman with a mind with learning stored, The wisdom of tho Bage, the poet's thought! Or bo she all unlearned, all knowledge lnofc. But let her have tho love of nature's tilings, The glories of tho land and changing soa, Be tilled with Mndness for dumb beast and bird. And sure her face will lovely bo. To match the pure and lovely soul within. Cambridge. n. it. iu "She Made Me What I Am," a little loss ideal and perhaps dependent on environment, is adjudged next worthy, and to its author is awarded the second prize, a $10 sold piece: "6hr made me what i am." She was n wee jnlte of a girl with largo brown cycu, shaded by heavy lashes, and a tangle of golden carlB "that wouldn't stay put," aa she often told mo. Sua was a lone bird without father or mother, and had been taken by Mr. and Airs. Blank, It was not a home of luxury and wealth, but one of tho many New England homes where years of hard work bad brought the comforts of life. Mr. and Mrs. Blank were well along in years when the little stranger cnine into their home, so that as her young Ufa opened into womanhood father and mother had forgotten tho longings and hopes of the young ltte. Tears of Bcml-luvnlldiam had made them exacting and querulous, but it was nil borno so bravely, and she gave them tho best of herself, not begrudgingly but freely. .1 remember coming In on her suddenly one Bummer afternoon. She had Just come in from tho garden with a dish of delicious strawberries, to tempt the appetites of tho loved ones. As she stood in tho doorway, Hushed from her hunt after tho berries, ihut would hide themselves away, she Boomed like a my of sunshine that had stolen in to scatter the Blmdows and bring lifo and light to tho homo. She was fair to Iqpk upon, with her fair hair colled round tho shapely head, and the white droBS, relieved only by a knot of ribbon hero oad there, that clung to tho beautiful form. The soul of tho woman shone out through her eyes. I little know at the time of tho naeriflee she had just made, saying no to a true heart and homo that she might be all in all to her foster parents. It was a daily saortilce, with no strong arm about her to help her when, weary and heart-sore, she hid her love and uoue knew of it. In alter years I sa^ her the busy mother of a largo family, and at that thuo in limited clroumatauces, making uno penny do tho work of three, yet always bright and cheerful. How often I have known her to ait up lute in the night copying and writing page after page, that her husband might have a full night's rest and go forth refreshed and better ablo ,to copo with the world. Yet i never Leard a complaining word. Ab her children grcwupshB Bet apart a little time each day to study with tliem, that they might not outgrow her, and the current books and topics wero read and talked over. Last winter I again mot her, after a lapse of years. Sho is now ft social light in'Washington's- best society, surrovuided by all that wealth eau give. Sho greets one with tho same cordial hand clasp and Biuilo of. welcome as when a girl In tho imrablo New England home; and her husband, known as a bright political star from North to South and East to West, as I congratulated him on his success, replied! "My ideal wife has mado me what I am." Kewtou, _ Shauk. The following, while replote with excellent qualifications and whose heroine is noted for a noble sacrifice, ia more do pendent ou one admirable trait than is either of the above. Ita author is'awarded the third prize-a $5 gold piece. If! tfOjr. this akin to pbkfbction? The perfect woman does not exiBt any moro than the perfect man. Tho conditions of our earthy earth are not favorable to nor birth and development. Perfection is a plant which soon dies, choked by tho neighboring thorns of selilahneaa, Injustlco and hypocrisy. But tho woman, appreciated by Solomon in his wisdom, when ho valued her far above rubles, is not Infrequently to be mot, sometimes hi the palaco, but oftencr in the collage. I would like-to describe her as I know her. A bright young girl, sobered but not discouraged by thy unexpected cares of her motlier'3 family. Later, a Uiud, wise teacher, and finally a wile. There iho heavy duties laid upon her would havo completely crushed a leua noble woman. Left a widow, she, by her excellent judgment and courage, built up a business which furnished her family with every comfort. And through aU tho weary years of hard work, great anxiety, not ono complaining word or questioning of tho justice of her lot. Throughout It all she felt the Importance of good mental food, and furnished it freely ior them all. Hvt fine intellect was fed aa carefully as tho body, knowing that there is quite as much dunger of mental us physical starvation. When the burdens of llfo pressed heaviest, a dreaul ul epidemic swept from her ar one time tour lovely children. So dieadful was the disease- thai while she laid a little one In its grave there was no one who dared to watch with tho dying. YoIbIio heiwlf has watched many, many nighla and clays with liie sick around her alter her day's hard work. Just, brave, true, strong, unselllsh, helpful, all thtao dt-scribe her. And withal she is very sweet to see; the beautiful wavy hair frames a face most womanly. The hands no suciety belle would with, perhaps; ihey would tin tuo largo and strung; but hud they been more deli-cute they might not have lifted such scores of heavy burdens J roui others' paths, ua well aa her own. The church and community would mourn h�r loan deeply fsh'jidd her Heavenly Pather call hi:r Ironi her busy Lie. Hhe hac lived a full life, and in the whole circle of acquaintances none would apeak of her but to praise her, ior truly many beside her chlidj-en may welJ cidl her blessed. This is a true but feeblo sketch of one of God's nobU-fct women-my mother. a.L. Joxea. Peak's. Island, jit. The fourth prize, a $2.50 gold piece, is awarded to the author of "Not Born liut Made." lx contains a definite word picture, and tho heroine is in accord with the standard, although not as intensely drawn us ihe bLibject oi \Ua previous prizt- essays. The perfect ha* ihe physique and air of Perfect h.jilth, and carrU-s herself with unstudb-d l'.'.v.*-. lit^r \<: 1-c6v-1-.�. Sh pjj.0t:iia'jB kd;.ptubdUy, o-ifcM'*. t-'ici'tuul, . - , si' tj-j. f - - Jiff j. II. i'Lr v.: thuUUXl. vi luuuur. UUfiil i.i a, tf'.rciig wi ; if. i i*!p . but ; Whci-o I.. uei is. It any of the preceding, on suggeatlon rather than on absolute definition. WniIRK LOVIl ABIDTtS. My Idea of ft perfect man Id ono that was first a dutiful Bon, thou an ardent lover, and loving hut-band, A son that remembers Ids mother's precopts, also her loving care of him in childhood, and In return honors her in her old ago. a lover who trusts tho adored one outside tho range of his vision. Ho shouULniso foel very sure his lovo could outlive sorrow and trouble with tho chosen one as his.own, for tlmo brings th'em to ub all. Tho perfect husband treats his wife with tho samo courtesy ns boforo marriage, and should boar in mind that tho wtfo, especially after she becomes a mother, finds peace and happiness almost heavenly in the homo whero lovo abides. Woburn. _ EKXEsnifB. " Globe Should Havo a Prize." To the Editor of Tho Sunday Globe: Your contest on a perfect man and woman suggests to my mind how much good your paper docs; in this way many who at ofchor times would hesitate to write to a public paper are encouraged to give their ideas, and no matter how humbly they are expressed are sure of cc^m'toous and respectful treatment. All cannot, win prizes, but I think The �Globe should have one for devoting one of its valuable pages as a medium for circulating the noble sentiments that have coino from all over Now England on this subject. Tmn Gloer is always forward in good work, and does not need contests of any kind to make it the most interesting paper of the day. An Odskrvino Woman, Boston, Oct. 29. A SIEIOH BY BABID1 He Tells How Man May Live a Happy Life. The Great Showman's Own Career a Good Illustration of His Ideas. Over 80 Years of Ago, Those Are, He Says, His Hapjjiest Days. WHAT A PRETTY EVENING BONNET SENATOR'S WIFE CHASED HIM. McDougal of California, His Stock of Fun, Convivial Joys and Ludicrous Experiences. What a SBiiate thnt was at tho close of tbo war, and when Seward was saoretary of state I Sumner, Chandlor of Michigan, Wade of Ohio, Nyo of Nevada, Howard of Michigan, Fessenden of Maiuo, Johnson of Maryland, Yatea of Illinois, McDougal of California, Salisbury of Delaware, Morton of Indiana, Garrett Davis of Kentucky. And now they have all passed away. What a volume of wit might ho compiled could the walls of tho committee rooms speak and send back, like tho nhonograph, the sound of those departed voices. I onn almost hear Howard's laugh vet as ho listened to one of Nye's stories, lean soe the stately Sumner, half smile, half frown, as ho, too, cauptht tho salient ooint. and yet protended not to hoar it. But of them all it was McDougal who unconsciously mado tho most fun. Ho was short in stature, straight asmn Indian, with a nativo dignity that of itself would make him observed among men. And then his dross-blue, claw-hammer tailed coat, with bright brass buttons and bull low-cut vest, generally adorned with a buttonhole bouquet of tho brightest flowers. His gray hair hung to his shoulders, and his white beard reached nearly to his waist. Withal ho was tho most approaoh able and convivial of men when with his friends, as wero indeed all that knew him. JttcDou-gal's weakness was the bottle, and though aH lie used to say, ho "never got drunk above his hat band," his loirs sometimes travo evidence that tho senator had better have cono twice for the load he was attempting to carry. Willard's Hotel was then conducted by Sykes, Chadwiak & Co., royal follows, tho latter of whom, still hale and hearty, is tho &resent manager of tho Hoffman House in 'ow York for Nod Stokes. Willard's was the meoea, toward winch all the good follows turned after "adjournment," and thero thoy stayed until tho "woo sma1 hours." I remember in 1800 the pavement on tho 14th St.side of tho hotel was torn up to repair tho sewer, and a holo somo five or six feet deep reached from tho avenue to F st. Tom Cavanaugh, who is now deputy sergcant-at-arms of tho House of Kcpro-tentatives, was riion a sergeant on the local police force, and was dolus duty on that beat. In leaving, tho hotel McDougal took tho 14th st. door and in an instant was floundering in tho holo. I'iuding ho could not get out, and not being badly hurt, lie complacently sat himsoll' down and begun to sing. Cavanaugh heard him, and, leaning over the holo, called out, "Helloa, thorel" "Helloa, there, yourself," came from the depths. "Who nro you?" asked the officer. "I ivas McDougal. but now I'm Seward, quickly answered the sharp-witted senator, who nover lost an opportunity of making a joke. Needless to say that Cavanaugh soon extricated the senator from the sewer, and McDougal retraced hiB steps to tho hotel and added a little more to his load." Mao'was a iino follow, but careless as ho was convivial. i r'emembor whon tho cela-bratod McGarrahnn caso was before the Supremo Ouurt, McDougal was to submit a brief for the New Idra MmingCompany, and against MeGarralian. Boing a brilliant lawyer and a resident of California, where the claim was located, much was expected of him. As, however, tho days flew by without his paying any attention to its preparation, his friends and family becamo very solicitous and uneasy at his procrastination, until at last those most inlerosred concluded to get him at home, sot a watch on him to soe that he got no liquor, and force him to his task. It was done; hut after an hour or two's work ho digniiiedly arose, begged to bo excused for a moment, wont out the bade way, and sought tho National Hotel bar.wliero horapidb' put away several largo sized drinks. Tho party missed him; hold a short con sulfation, summoned his clerk to start out in search of him and Mrs. McDougal instructed tho young man what to tell the senator if he found him. Tho young man went direct to the National a,nd found McDougal surrounded by a crowd of colonels and judges) telling some of his best stories. He approached and whispered in his oar, "Senator, Mrs. McDougal says if you are not at home in one-hall' hour, distasteful os the duly is, she will come for you, for she knows where you are," McDougal had a slow but attractive delivery and lie was very much given to Jinish-inga sentence with a characteristic inter-jacuhuory "euh!" through his nose. "My sou," said he, "how long a time has elapsed since that message was imp;utod to you, euii'"' "About 20 minutes," replied tho clerk. "Well, let's all take a drink, then I must away." Takinghls clerk's arm he started out by the Gtri st. door of the bar and started up uul wit and fcparLhng humor, miuiv t!m pie.-.enta-liuii i-j.-.-i-eh, �ud the 0.� o Hum, as some view lum, is simply au atom in a grer.t struggle ior existence, wherotho weakest perish and tho littist survive, until liny byusje or siel:-lit-ss lioooiiie themselves tho weakest, and are crowded cut. If this is truo, is life worth living? Many arguments :,ro made to prove that this lite, wnh uo personal immortality behind It, is worth living. It is no to liie. few liltvsl *> Joint, as they aro litlust. It i.-.uot so to I'.e swarioi;.^ le'ilioiis. It: earlier d;i\\s, win li 1 \v:is ill !u to i.o'.d my own in life f.;.tu.*i the v.orUl, i-v.-i> il.iy v.-s� worth li.- llii.:, leavin;: out oi ue.vulll LliiLluUiiv, struggles and triumphs,to younger men and am an old-man, how is it? Am I about to drop out of existence, having fulfilled my mission as a temporary atom in a temporary link between two generations? If I am, I will got all the good I can out of these lost days as thoy pass, but yet thoy are edged with sadness and tinged with blackest darkness. This evolution philosophy, which puts man on a par with maple seeds, is good cheer itself compared with the other philosophy of life I will name. The Dhilosophy instilled into me as a child was relentless indeed. It would not let a man die like a maple seed if ho was unfittost. It miraou-lously kept him alive endlessly to torment him becauso he was elected to bo unfittest. No I a thousand times no! lifo is not "worth living if this philosophy is truo. Not in tho old philosophy of my boyhood nor in the later materialistic evolution of my manhood is there any affirmative auRwer to our question possible. Tho most favored of mankind, by shutting their eyes to these teachings and refusing to think or fool, may snatch hours hero and there which pass for joy; but to think is madness, and to feel is death. X THumIk Heaven, since my 20th year I have never been enslaved by oither of thoseawful philosophies. My philosophy is Theistio evolution or Christian evolution. There is an evolution of man as a race from lowost savagery to divincst. brotherhood. God is working this out. This is a doctrine of hope and good cheor, and makes tho life of tho race worth living. There is .also au evolution of every individual from tho beginning of his being to the perfected man. Tho person does not go back to dust. I am not about to bo crowded off. I am going on to larger fields and noblor offort. This philosophy makes compensation possible. Justice will be done to every ono. There is a cheer and a hope for the least of us. To every Elsie Vonner born with serpent taint, to every man heavily weighted in life's struggle, to every toiler and sufferer, to every weakest one, there is time to reap tho ripened fruit of such painful sowing. Thero is time for a just God to work out compensation for each one. With Him no bruised reod is broken, no smouldering spark is quenched. If I am right, life is worth living for you, kind reader, for mo, for every son of Adam. P. T. BABNUM. [Copyright, 1800, by tlin Poll Syndicate Press, Now York.] IS THIS PRETTY? ONXY A WOMAN, APTBB ALL. Moted Writers Who Are as Eccentric as Their Sisters. The literary woman is a woman, after all, according to the Sun, with just as many facts, fancies and eccentricities as the inconspicuous and ordinarily erratic members of hor box; and in no particular is she so queer as in tho attitudes, toilets and paraphernalia selected in whioh to compose her valuable copy. "They do those things they are not supposed to do, and have undone all those that conventionality dictates; but there is plenty of health in them," all the same. Ouida, for example, who is a professional fire-eater, and dips her burning pen in vitriol to eat into tho very heart of social vice, rarely writes unless the sun is shining. Sho insists on cheerful surroundings during hor hours of composition, wears the freshest and gayest of frocks, usually has two big dogs cuddled up against her knoes, and stops every now and then in the midst of a lurid boudoir Bcono to take a sniff at the big, dewy nosegay that invariably sits at her elbow, Her pots and domestics are suro of an extra supply of sugar plums and favors when mademoiselle ia fairly started on a moro than ordinarily bitter chapter. No contrast could be more striking than that offered by Miss Murfroo at work on one of her strong, matchless Tennessee stories, System and order characterize the clumsy, old-fashioned doskwhere she writes. Now, with Mary E. Bryan the case is altogether different. She casts conventionalities to tho winds, and writes in a big, airy chamber, with every window sprawled wide open, and her manuscript flying about in all directions. She sits at a shabby table in tho centre of the room, and, like Balzac, throws the pages right and left as sho finishes thorn. Not infrequently the authoress is holding down several wayward sheets of copy with her foot, while possibly the sequel to the chapter on tho floor flutters nervously under the lounge at the other end of the apartment. In New Orleans that gifted writer and charming woman, Mollle Moore Davis, composes the olever storieR and pooms that appear in the great monthlies .on an old dogeared atlas. Blotted, and with nothing but the two pasteboard covers remaining, she lays the impromptu portfolio across her knees and weaves the rarest romances alike for old and young. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps is methodical, and never varies in her hours of composition. Most of her mature work has been done at a plain but liberally furnished writing table, where she has used the same pen for years. YANKEE GIRL UPBRAIDED. Why? Because Her Nifjht Dress ia Not English. When approached for her views on the American woman, a sharp-tongued British matron, just homo from "the States," said: "They wero well enough, but she could not forgive their nasal toues or ugly night dresses." Now, to upbraid the Yankeo girl on tho score of her voice is all right, but the individual who impugns the beauty of her night gown is no more nor less than a crank. Yi'hy, to American women is duo all honor for revolutionizing old standards regarding day as well as night clothes. She was the one who stuffed her shabby gowns in tho ragbag, and refused to save worn frocks and battered hats for travelling. The English woman was welcome to bo as much of a guy xs she choso in draggled raiment; but for herself, she must insist on being dainty and fresh, whether whirling: about in a Pullman, shopping for a new wardrobe, pouring tea on a yaoht, or climbing to fish ior mountain trout. Tho grace and stylo of her garments are merely altered to fit circumstances,%ud of all her multiplied costumes she is most particular about tho one in which she iileeps. Women of wealth wear superb confections, in linen, shocr as n cobweb, elaborately ornamented with iino needlework and costly laces. For summer wide laco frills fall back from tho Y-neckcd yoke, forming a jabot down tho front, and are gathered full about the elbow sleeves. In winter the embroidered collar stands high, with rich ruffles drooping half over the hands. longer satisfied with tho splendor of her surroundings, tho fashionable woman is heightening the picturesauo effect of her bed by haviiig it heavily hung with silk and damask stuffs. She carefully consults her own coloring in a choice of tints. Blondes incline to a rosy lilao or tender blue, while tho brunettes make a selection of radiant gold color, a warm crimson, or thick white silks. Whero they are fortiuiate in owning carved four-posters, a broad valance runs all the way around, with the full-length draperies failing across the back and only half way of the sides. Decorators aro showing materials of various weights and designs in 6ilk, woven especially for bed hangings. Ancelo's Idea of Style. Tho garish costume of tho Pope's Guard will till the eye of the beholder with wonderment at the selection of two 6uch antagonistic colors as bright yellow and rod. says the Clothier and Furnisher. Anu yet the uniform is centuries old, and was designed by Michael Augelo with the distinct artistic purpose of affording u relief to the gray mass of tho church about which it was to be seen. Away from the imposing pile a guardsman looks like u circus poster, but ujainsl the soiuore Vatican and St. Peter's tile effect desired by the master painter of Ubi liwu U plainly realized. OLD HOMES, OLD FAMILIES. Ancestral Acres Once Trod by King's Troops. Ancient Timepiece' Whose Hands Told tlio Honrs of April 19, 1775. Booms Wiere Eevolutionary Patriots Were Mustered In, has drat CuMMOlv- lttbl treat demand, W al.VC w>r * in Mid-.llesboio, Ky., is in :it jtttcw reusing troia 1.60 HE Chute house, in Byfield, Mass., the residence of James Chute Peabody, a veteran newspaper man, was built by his greatgrandfather, Daniel Chute, in 17,80, over the cellar of tigarrison house built by his great-groat-groat-grandfather, James Chute, the first settlor in Byfield, a century earlier. Tho house is a museum of antiquities and curiosities, among which is the first calico printing establishment, made by Capt. Jamos Chute. � It consists of carved blocks, the designs on which wore colored and stamped on white cloth. There are several specimens of the goods extant. There is also in the hall a parchment containing a complete genealogy of the family, from Alexander Shute, Lord Taunton, A. D. 1268, to the present time. In front of the house is a, gigantic willow 27 feet in circumference, which, throe feet from the ground divides into 12 limbs, each from six to nitie feet in oircumf erenoe. It is ono of several hundred saplings brought from England and planted around the estate, for some not very obvious utilitarian purpose. It is a remarkable fact that though seven families lived in tho house from 1812 to 1882, a period of 70 years, there was not a birth under the roof, but at tho latter date a new leaf was turned over and four children wore born in less than four years. During the making of some recent repairs a sketch of the house and family was written and enclosed with various relics in a tin box and walled up in the great old-fashioned flreplaoe to await further developments. . . The name of Barrett has been prominent in the history of Concord for 250 years. Humphrey, from England, who settled hero about 1640, is the head of the family in the countryi -He died in 1682, and his wife ono year later. In the record of ,1663 it appears that Humphrey Barrett had 11 lots of 600 acres. He was, doubtless, Humproy 2d, who had sucoeeded to the homestead, which passed to bis son Joseph (captain), and thon through his son Humphrey to Humphrey of the fifth generation. Ho died without children in 1827, aged 75. His wife, Rebecca Haywood, died two years later, and the estate was thon inherited by Abol B. Haywood. It was Humphrey Cth who gave a legaoy of S500 to the ministerial fund. Positive proof of the exact date of the first appearance of the family at the Barrett estate of revolutionary fame is not at hand. The register of 1063 gives it as property of Richard Temple, 281 acros. It is apparent that Benjamin, son of Humphrey, 2d, bom 1681, located here with his wife, Lydia Minot, to whom he was married in January, 1704, and that their family of eight children were born at this place. Benjamin died in 1728, and the farm was later divided into three, each of which was occupied by Barretts. Col. James, tho third son of Benjamin, born in 1710, inherited the homestead and built the house seen in the cut. He married Rebecca Hubbard in 1732, and their nine children were born here. At the opening of the revolution their son James was established with a largo family in one of the three homes, and his older brother, Deacon Thornas, born 1707, was occupying the other with a large family. These, with the mill, made up a Barrett settlement of much importance at that time, and remained. in the family many I years, but at present only the original location remains. The offshoots have been sold to other families. The Barretts have been known for stability of character and excellent judgment, and consequently honored with positions ot trust from tho earliest generations. Humphrey, 2d, had been deacon of the church several years before his death, which occurred in 1716. Thomas received the Bame honor in 1766, and continued in office until his death, in 1709, Col. Jamos Barrett was a leading figure during the opening years of the struggle for liberty. In 1708 ho was chosen a representative from Concord and honored by a re-eleotton for each successive year until 1777. He was a prominent member of many of the county and State conventions during those years, and a member of each of the provincial congresses. entitled hor to as great honor as those of her husband in tlio Hold. Deacon Thomas, brother of Col. Jamos, was pulled from his house by the hair of his head, but given up on his own plea of old ago and inability to do harm, Doapon Thomas and Col. James both died within throo months of eaoh other, in 1770t without fully realizing the moment of tliotr proceedings of that day. � � The old house still stands and serves the descendants of tho hero of that day, and the mill grinds for othor purposes than preparing food for the army. The Barrott house of today is vory much the same as in 1775. The end doors through which tho soldiers passed still swings on the time-honored hinges and tho doorstono is the same as whon pressed by the tyrants' feet. In tho flooring of one room may bo soen a place where a pieoe has beon inserted to cover a holo, said to.have been made by the fall of a cannon bill during the haste of that morning. It was in this room that Col. Jamos Barrett mustered in the soldiers after his appointment as colonel. CHUTE HOUSE, BYFIELD. Col. Barrett was placed in charge of the militarv stores deposited at Concord, and was active in gathering and manufacturing army supplies. Ho was made colonel of tho regimont of militia organized in March, 1775, and was in command on April 10. When the alarm of the inarch of tlio British reached Col. Barrett's home, he with his family mado hasto to secure tho stores deposited on his estate. Cannon wero dismounted, placed in tho field near the house and covered by turning furrows over them, while the new carriages wero taken to a place of safety in tho rear known as Spruce Gutter. Less bulky supplies were shrewdly secreted by others. While the colonel w,as in action with his regiment, Capt. Parsons and threo companies of the regulars, numbering in all about 100, passed tho village and marched to his farm in search of stores. They had doubtless been informed before leaving Boston where the stores were secreted, as this town was not withoutsotne who were in sympathy with Royalists, prominent among whom was Daniel Bliss, son of Rev. Daniel Bliss, the deceased pastor of tho town. There is a tradition that he was seen to rldo up with Capt. Parsons' troops until he came within sight of Capt. Barrett's House, when, ho waved his hand in the direction of it and rode away. It is thought that Mr. Bliss ,vns trying to vent his spite on Col. Barrott for having refused to snake hands with him when calling on him a short time before, in company with another, who received courteous attention. Col. James Barrett regarded every enemy of the country as his personal enemy, Mr. Bliss received his deserts in having his property confiscated by the government and in having to tieo tlio country. On arriving at Col. Barrett's house Capt. Parsons informed Mrs. Barrett, the only member of the family present at the tinio, that he had orders to search her house and that of her brother. Sho consented, and the soldiers proceeded to do so. The work of the morning had been so thorough that they met with but little success. They were followed into the garret by Mrs. Barrett, who turned tliolr attention from a chest in which there wero powder and balls covered by pewterware and other property belonging to her maiden sister, by saving that wh eh hid them to think it was all private property. Casks of balls, etc., covered with feathers, were saved in the some manner. They ordered food here as elsewhero, for which ttiey offered pay. The food was sup-uled by the bravo woman, who declined to receive their offered pay, saying: "Wo are commanded to lead our enemies," but after urging accepted, saying; "It is the price of blood." On seeing Col. Barrett's son Stephen the officers demanded his name. Being told, thoy called him a rebel and i:uid: "You must go to Boston with us and be sent to England for trial." But the shrewdness of tho mother, who announced that. !ie> was her son and not the muster of the house, thwarted that part ot their plan. The report of tho guns at ihe bridge hiistoutid the enemy away, saying, "we shall Uuvtihet work today, wo nave killed men at Loxiuuton." Xut> Uvbde of Mrv &urett �t ttiU houta BABBKXC HOUSE, CONCORD, In this house Milllcont, daughter of Col. James Barrett, .-superintended tho young ladies of the town whon making the cartridges used in the opening of the war. She had been playfully Bhown how to construot them by a young staff officer, who made frequent visits to the house with orders for meal from tho commissary department at Boston during tho French war. The scissors with which wrappers wore out are now in the Concord library. Millicent later became the wife of Joseph ewain, who had unconsciously rendered valuable assistance to the Provincials. One of the British soldiers, named Thorpe, who scarohea tho house on that eventful morning, deserted from the king's axavy. visited the Barrett home and was employed on the farm. After the death of Col. James this historic farm went to his son, Peter, who was bom April 16,1756\ He married Mary Prescott of Danvers, and had so^en children. During the years of Peter's possession the farm was moitgp,ged, and had it not been for Roger Sherman, Hho patriot of Connecticut, who married a sister of Peter's wife, this estate would have been lost to the' Barrett family. At the death of Peter, in 1808. his sou, Prescott, oanio into possession of the farm, Prescott was born in 1788, married twice and had 10 children, of whom George, born in 1821, is the present owner. He represents the seventh generation of the family, The Misses Barrett-Mary Elizabeth and Martha Bhermau-^while surrounded with modern appliances for domestio comfort, still cherish tho ancestral dwelling and acres Many of the family relics have been dej posited in the antiquarian rooms at Concord village, but the spinning wheel and flax wheel still-remain in the old house, Peter's tall clook. was exchanged for Neighbor Joseph Olark'b cow, ana is now owned in that family by Mr. Tower. The pewter table ware, on which the soldiers lunched, is scattered through the family. Many pieces are in the possession of the third generation. ISN'T THIS COSY? i CornwaJlis Lost Only One Man. During the revolutionary war in America two soldiers of the army of Lord Cornwallis went into a house and treated the inmates in a shameful manner. A third soldier met them ooming out and recognized them. He was in no way to blame, but einoeho declined to give up the names of his comrades he was sentenced to the punishment they had incurred. Lord Cornwallis rode up to him when on the gallows, "Campbell," ho said, "what a fool you are to die thus! Give up their names 1" "You are in an enemy's country, my Lord," was the ilrm reply, "and you can better spare one man than two." And he was hanged. In one's life Is the discovery of a remedy for some long-standing malady. The poison of Scrofula is Iii your blood. You inherited it from your ancestors. Will you transmit It to your offspring? In the great majority of cases, both Consumption and Catarrh originate in Scrofula, It Is supposed to be the primary source of many other derangements of the body. Begin at once to cleanse your blood with the standard alterative, " For several months I was troubled with Bcrofulons eruptions over tho whole body. My appetite was bad, and my system so prostrated that I was unable to work. After trying several remedies in vain, I resolved to take Ayor's Sarsaparllla, and did so with such good effect that less than one bottle Restored Rffly Health and strength. The rapidity of the cure astonished me, as I expected tho process to be long and tedious." - Fr.oderlco Marlz Fer-nandes, Villa Nova de Gaya, Portugal. "For many year3 I was a Bufferer from scrofula, until about three years ago, when I began the use of Ayer's Sarsaparllla, since which the disease has entirely disappeared. A little child of mine, who was troubled with the same complaint, has also been cured by this medicine."-H. Brandt, Avoca, Nebr. er's Sarsaparllla 5KEl?AnED BY DU, 7. 0. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass. Sold by Druggist*. $I,oii$5. Worth $9 a bottle. FURRIER OFfEKS THIS �WEEK The greatest Bargains Firs ai Fur Caps Ever Shown in Boston. We make aEpeoialtyof QuBtomWorkj also Furs Eedyed aEd EemodellecL H. GRINE, THE FURRIER 15 ana 17--Avon Street. For the next ten days we shall offer a large portion of owr stock - at actual cost in order to make room for oiw holiday goods. Handsome Range, complete . c12 Handsome Anticjuo Oak Finish Chamber Set, 10 pieces, complete . . . . , ... Handsome Indirect Parlor Stove and Pipe, set up, complete . SHBER OF GHAEHI LESS THAN COST. R SETS Gall Early and Secure the Bargains. We have one of the largest lines of CHAMBER MD PARLOR SUITS to be found in Boston. Call and bp con* vlnced. GOODS DELIVERED FEES. 126 and 128 Hanover St., a doges rsm �WABHmaTou street. J0 iH. QU1NN, Manager. _opeit EVEram "With the now edition ot the favorito game of "The Race for the Presidency,"1 A ohanoe to vrin $100 laoffeiefl, in a 'competitive contest in arithmetic Every bright grammar sohool boy or girl ehonld be able to win it A ootipon, entitling the holder to�compoto for the $100 ie presented with every oopy of the game. Eor sale at all toy stores. Frloe $1.00, For full particulars addroas the publishers, Hftny men, from tho effcets of youthful imprudence, have brought ubo\tt atrtate of vunknoBs that has reduced the general system �0 rauoh as to luduco almobt evory other dUiuaso, end tho real cnuao of th� trouble scarcely.orer bolnur BUHpected, they _____ ______________nff the l_______ ...... remedJen that mecHcalBcionec lmn produced ar* doctored for cvorythlnff but the right ono. Notwithstanding tho many valuable Cor the rnlief of thin class of patients, noun ot the or din my moden of treatment effect a ouro. During our ertonslve colleirfl and boa-pltal timed'ii wo have experimented vrltih und dlflcavtut'-l new a nd concentrated remedies. Tho accompanying prescription Is offered as a certain aiia speedy cure, wj hnndrcriaof cases in our practice have beva restored to perfert health by Itfl mso Rf tor nil othor remedlerfToiled. Perfectly pure In* Rredtents muet be used in tho preparation of thin prescription. K-Erythroxylon ooei, 1-9 dinchma Jerubcbin, 14! drachm. Kelontns Dlolca, l-jedrachB. Oelbcmin, 8 grains. Kxt.icuatlie aumrmCalcoholie^frralBS Kiit. lepbuidra, s soruplea, Glycerine, q. n. Mix. Make Ou plllu. Tafco 1 pUl at 3 p. m.t and nn-other on going to tied. In some eases it will bonoctfiiary for the patient to take two plU� At bedtime, making tho number three a day. This rounily Is adapted to every condition of norrous debility and wea-kiteBsin elthornox, and especially in those ci*�os resulting: from Imprudenao. Tho recuperative powers ot this restorative are truly astonishing,and it* one continued for a short timo chances tho lUi.ngT.iid, debilitated, nerveless condition to one of renewed llfo and vicor. As we are conntautly iu reoolpt of letters of Jnciulry- rel&tire to this remedy, we would say to IboBo who would prefer to obtain It ot ub, by remitting1 fit a securely ncalcd pacte-a?*s3 containing CO pills, carefully compounded, will ha sent by return mail from aur private laboratory, or we will furnish 0 piiclcnffeg, which will euro most csiws, for Adtiroft* or call on New England Medical institute, 24 Tremont Row, Boston, Maul. CocjrJfht, 1S6J, by IT. B. iiit...�b Never Known to Fall. Tarrant's Extract of Cu-bfibs nnd Oopaibn, the best remed5' for gouorrhcaa, gleet mni nil dlscnueB oi the urinary organs. Its port-riblo form, freedom from jtaste and speedy action (frequently curing in three or four days, nnd ;Uways lit lees time than any other preparation) make "Tarrant's Extract" the must desirable reinedyever ninru uliiCtiutd. All genuine baa _ ml strip ui'.roBG face of hike!, v-itii eiL'nnttiro of Tarrant d; Co., JZvw York, upon 1L Price gl. Sold by oil drugglsta. 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