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   Angelica Allegani County Republican (Newspaper) - January 7, 1880, Angelica, New York                                 THE OFFICIAL AND REPRESENTATIVE PAPER OF NORTHERN ALLECANY-DE VOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF ITS PATRONS.  VOLUME LXI.  ANGELICA COUKT HOUSE, ALLEGANY CO., N; Y., PEIDAY, JANUABY 7, 188L  NUMBER il.  THE EEPUBLICAN  ¿¡MONTE G. RAYMOND,  Editor and Pabliaher_  g^^EVEliY FITID AY MORNING AT  angelica cour][ house, n. y.  IUTE»;—''«if }Ciir, §1.63; six months, 75 cl», i 'òftìo inouihs, 40 cl«:  Cftiíh in ndvftnce is prcfoiTed; but we aro rot vrry paiticuUir, so Ion« as »abwsribers aro honest and wiil pay within a reasonable time.  A(lvortl*l»B Unlet,  llDCb.... jlDcbf«... SÎBCÎltÎ . 3Í coi.... líwl.... ICOL.....  N 1X112 00 16 (IO SO 00 00 OOJOO 00  Bttiiin« Dirfctory card», per year, ieatUti«; Notices, 10 eta. per lino, first ioser« tioo; 5ot». por line ««oh 8ul)9oqnont insertion.  jiubllalnsd al  tho Fam» of the Clly. A great rich city of power and pride, With streets (txII oi traders, and ebips on the  ^Witb rioh men and workmen, and judges and preaeben,  Tbe shops foil of sbiir, and the sohools foil of teachers.  The tradesmen stared at his aselesa craft, Tho rich men sneered and the strong men langhed;  -1 «w*!  tbe ratcM flxcfl >>y :aw  Yearly acivf-rtisouionls changed qnaiterly if dtfired  Terms:—iTiiiiiiont ouvcrtiscmonts, cash in ftdrnuc«. A fitttlemoHt will be made quar-(er!y roK^lnr luivcrtiBora—Jou. 1, April 1, July 1. Oct, I.  TIIK iti'J'Fni^ICA?} 1« th« repreaenlKB tlre»at>e>' vorthrru Allevnny, the onI|r n>Dcr uiibll«ii<i<l nt AnudU« Court ltou»e, ¡nil i. Ill' (»lllclni I'nper ot ruiioiv. A)! ii'iv«ril<lnir medluia fn liorlliei n AiU»nay THJ5 Hl!:i>l}IlI.ICAtV ha» iiu I ivni m»f coutpctltor._  J"oV> SJU'OTCJSL.  Onl^r« lor Job Printing Ol any description flUwJ at till! lioiir pioniist'd, and satisfaction gaaniriKiC'l in ovorv instnnoè.  iriviirmblci terms for Job Pi^inting arO-CASH ON DKIJVEUY.  BUSINESS DIKECTOEY.  t líNOL»), MANNING.—Auctioneer, will  A. nttfiid M Ilio nales oí farm stock and  honsvhold [iroporty. Terms rcusonable. Ad-(IroBrt. Aii({clicii, N\ y.  A~TLEÑri-'"r "  hair-fln-¥.<or.  M. — F(i»hionuble Barber and Ladies' hair dressing a fpeciaUy—will cull ut ro-^idonce when de-girtsi. Rooms over tbo postofllce.  EliGUiSloX, ,1. H.- VVatcbca and~jew-clry repivirtjd. AUo {joniTal dealer in Nowiiiflipvrs and I'lTiodicils. Bost Cigars in ihcmntkot.  CJ.1LLIES. JOSliPlI.--Proprietor oi the " '•CiiHiici Angolicii. N. T.  ASlxx; iCtfiium  oi ÜniSM GoocIm, etc.  H  ÜvJliL.h.li, L. J — liiirdworo Dealer.  H  AKNKK 8. G. & CO,—Dealers in Hard-»iiro  AKT, S. I'. -Hiirness Maker.  H __  j OCKHAKl, .lAS.-Deaìerin DryGoods, i-i Hi ois nil I ^hiics Grocories, oto..  HAVMUNi). lAMONlE U —Publisher of Í1IE Kiíi üi.iíican; also Book and Job iVintm.  '.V M. - Wugon  Ö Wo  ks.  and Carriage  A KNuLK.—Dealers iu Uro-  T'  yy li.  Y  ALL, .M. n, —Diy (ioods and Grocories.  LAW ÏIRMS.  BLISS.—At-at Law, Caba,  A^t-iEl., AKMSlliONG A C'oiiniolora a  E M1S & 15KN rON — Attorneys and' Coun-^^ s»ors iif L/i«-, U.)riioll8viile,_N. Y. Di: »JL.N ¡, vv 1 LUE li F.—AÛÔïiioy  ^ Ctmmrlor ,u Imw, Cuba, N-. Y. KSLEV & CO.  l» ( iin.iù.il.^, .. ..r i ..... ir_.  IlimSl'lOIrt Ut  PliL'XD.A,,!.; U, pfc.or iU Lhw.  Altoriioys and Uorneilsv^, N. Y". C.— Ailomey und Couu-Aiulovur, N. Y.  BUlLKi; M l,.--Âiloniev and CoüñseTgr  m L-ii  Qullin  Wiut;.í,víl]c, N. Y.  A. K.—Vttornuy and Counselor  Luw, .ViiVvd, N. Y.  J i 1N.—Auorijoy and Counselor  WOODWORTH A LANING.>-Attoni«y  * » and Cowni'e'ot «t tli*,^ Hofhfrrd, N, Y  T^lNDSuli, WM. U.—Ai,tomey andOoun. _ '' Helor et Lawr, Canaseraga, N. Y.  TirRIGHÏ, A. J.—Attomny and Coanaeloit-" at Uw, Aijeôiîôa,ii: y.  WINDSOR, WMU >Attorney and Coanseior ot Law. Beliast, N. Y.  WHirWOOD, W. J—Attoroey and Coun. _selor at Low, Wellsville, N T,  The preachers said it was worthless quite, The school men oloimed it was theirs to write. Bnt the songs were spared, thongh they added naught  To the profit and praise the people soQght, That was waited at last from distant climes. And the townsmen said: " To remotest times We shall send our name and onr greatness down."  Tho boaot camo true; but the iamoua town Had a lesson to learn when all was told. Tbe nations that honored cared naught for its gold,  Its skill they exceeded a hundredfold;  It had only been one oí a thousand more __^called out :  Eiad the eongs of the poet been lost to its store.  Then tho j'ioli men and tradesmen and echooU men said  They had never derided, but praised instead;  And they boast oi the pOet their town hag bred.  — John Boyie O'Reilly, in Harper.  THE BRAKEMAN'S STORY.  Pool ê y  ill L.Í.S  AiuKiM I, N. Y. pUlUb^, .lA.s. .M.--Auo"rnoy and Coun-  ;u l^uv, u»liv,ir, N. Y. pliLlU il. 1 . 1L--utiliu'.iy uuj ComîâeÎôr  "t Kr.eiulship, N. Y. pHAMBKüLAIN  Cxllil^ci  E. W.—Attorney und it Liiw, Boluiont.  T7LL101J', L.--.VUornuy and Counseloi-y >it Liw. Fn.imislnp, K. Y.  L^ULLKIí A.~ iitornoy and Counsolor ••'■'iii'int.  Q.ILLlh>, .tullN L~--Âitô7iie7 und Couii'-- ■'""! lu Lt^Anuolioii. N. Y.  /^ a KU1 .N i-, 1N.- AUuruoy and Couii-  ^ Mlorut L.iw lioiiuoDl.  tllBJAKl) A. J.~Altórri<.y~¿nd" Cinm--^■^.fi'lorm i.iw, ,\n/;elica, N. V. UaLL ,v -il LLIVaN. .-AttorrTeÑráñd  ut Liiw-, WclUvill«, Ti. Y. IJOLI.IDAY, í). IL, ALtornoy und'Coun-Mn»r uL L nv, Ciiiiaserat;a, N. Y.  fr K E , G.W. Ä F.—Attorneys  aii.l i  ÜLwin,  fJ- ill LilVV  iH Lilw. litime, N. Y.  ll.--Aiioin«jy uni Counselor j  1-n(;iiii-*l)l¡). I  (,Li I. í). —Arornt'y iviul Couuselor i " ut L'lw. I4<.;,in)iit. I  JUMo .V -I'AUGCIK. —.Mtoniuys and_[ " '"t I .ut, V.niNvllle, y. Tg-^  A rough'looking man? Tes, perhaps I am. We ain't all of U3 responsible for our outside husk, no more than a horse-chestnut or a'hazel-nuj is. The kind of life I load can't be lived in white kid gloves ai d drees coats, I wasn't brougut up with many advantages, and Tm only a brakeman on the Kensselaer and Saratoga line. Old Jones waa telling you about me, was lie, sir H He'd better hold his tongue. There's more profltnble subjects of conversation than I am. But old Jones means well enough, and if he told you lo ask me how thai stTipe of white hair came cn my black mane, I ain't the man to go back on him. Oh, you needn't beg my pardon, sir ! I don't mind talkinfî about it now, though the time was whtn i could't speak of it without ^ lump coming in my 'ifroat. ' ■ ^ ~~  We hadn't been married long, Polly and me, when it happened. Polly was a trim, bright-eyed slip of .a girl as ever you'd wish to "see. She was one of the waitresses iii the Albiiny lunch room ; and the first tirue I ever set eyes upon her I made up my mind to make that girl my wife. So. when they raised my wages, I look heart and :csked her il ehe woâhi have them with me, with a wedding rin>î thrown into the bargain.  "Do you really mean it, JakeP" said she, looking me full in the face, with those dark blue eyes of hors, that are like the akics at night.  "I do really mean it, Polly," said I "Thou," said she, putting both her liands iu mine, " I'll trust you. I've no iving relation to advise me. so I can only take counsel with my own heart.'  So we were married. I rented a little one-story house, under the hill on the height, tiiat overlooked the Hudson—a cozy place with a good-sized wood-pile at the rear, for winter meant winter in those parts, and the snow used to be drifted up even with our door-yard fence many and many a cold gray morning. And everything went smooth until Polly began to object to ray mates at the While Blackbird, and the Saturday evenings I spent with the boys, after my train was safely run onto the side track at the junction.  " Why, Polly, girl," said I, " where's the harm? ^ ;man can't live by himself, like an oysteiNin ils shel}, and a social glass never yetVharmed any one."  " No," said P^ly, " nota social glass, Jntfo, iMit ihp h{ii\ii_—And if'yf>u w uld  ft great storm camo with it. We ware belaW by the anow which collected on tne rails, and when we reached Earldale there-waa a little girtrwho had-been sent on in the care ot the conductor who, nnuf; either waft,tliree or four hours for a way train in the cold and cheerless station, or be taken home across a snowy field by some one who knew the way.  I thought of mylown little children.  " I'll take her." said I—and liftoff -hemp 1 gatnereti my coarse, wwrn coat about her, and I started for the long, cold walk under the whispering pines along the edge of tho river. I honestly believe she would have frozen to death if she had been left in the cold station until the wa> train conld call for her. And whcnl ha«^ j^tf, iifraafBln -^hftrg^f her aunt, 11 'Saw by the old kitchen time-piece that it was ten o'clock.  " Polly will think I have slipped back into the Slough of Despond," I said to myself, with ha>f a smile; but I'll give her an agreeable surprise!"  Plowing down amid the snow-drift, through a grove of pine trees that edged a ravine at the back of my house, I Errting lightly on tho doorstep; tho door was shut and looked. I went around to the front. Here I effected an entrance, but the fire was dying on tho hearth, and little Bertie, tucked up in his crib,  JAv,.. . , ...............[ only put every OVe-cent piece that you  ' savings bank-^"  Pihaw !" said I.  "Papa, is that youP"  ** Where is mamma, my son P'^said I, looking eagerly "around at the desolate room.  " Gone out with the baby in her arms to look foriyou,'* he said. "Didn't you meet her, papaP"  I stood a minute in silence.  " Lie still, Bert^jf said I, in a voice that fa\- " 2Û sii'r .ngo and husky even to myselt::, " I will go and bring her bark."  And I thought with dismay of the blinding snow-storm outside, the treacherous gorges which lay between here and the White Blackbird, the trackless woods, through which it was difficult enough to^tind one's way even in the sunshine ot noonday, and—worst of ail —the lonely track, across which an " express " shot like a meteor at a few minutes before midnight. Oh, heaven! whut possible doom might I not have brought upon myself by the wretched passion in which 1 had gone away that morning.  The town clock, sounding dim and muiied through the storm, struck eleven as I hurried down the hill ! Eleven—and who Knew what a length of time might elapse before L could lind her P And like a fiery phantasmagoria bofove my utinti's eyo, J beheld the wild rush of the midnight express, and dreaded-i-I knew net what. For all that I could realize was that the storm was growing fiercer with every moment, and Polly and tho baby were out in its fury!  As 8'.-eadily as I could I worked my way down toward the track, but more than once I became bewildered, and had to stDp and rellect before I could resume my quest. And when, at length, I came out close to it ruined wood and water station on the edge of the track, I knew that I was full a halt a mile below the White Blackbird.  And in the distance I heard the long, shrill shriek of the midnight train!  Some one else had heard it, too, for, as I stood thus, I saw, faintly visible through the blinding anow, a shadowy tigure ieiuo from the ruined shed and come out upon the track, looking with a bewildered, uncertain air up and down — the form of Polly, my wife, with tho little baby in her arms !  I hurried down to her as fast as the rapidly increasing snow-drifts would let me, but I was only ju&t in lime to drag her from the place of peril, and stand, breathlessly holding her back, while the liery-eyed monster of steam swept by with a rush and a rattle that nearly took our breath away !  "Polly!" I cried, "Polly! speak to me!"  She lamed her wandering gaze toward me, with" her vague eyes that seemed scarcely to recognize mo.  "Haveynn sfm my hHwlmiid P" nniii she. "One Jacob Cotterel, brakeman  An Ungrateful Prisoner.  The following story was told a New York Evening Poit correspondent by General Benjamin F. Butlerr A man had robbed a depot on the Stony Brook x«iIroad,&nd a dispaloh h^ b^ sent to arrest him at Lincoln on t6e fitrival of the Fitcbburg train. XhoM^table accordingly arrested him, bat the man broke away from him. The officer gave chase, and doming up witliti^ the  pistol, gave him warning not to oome any nearer. - Bat he closed upoi^ him, when the man fired and killed j^hlm in« stantly. .The murdered man. a friend of General Butler^s. ** 1 aittoded the funeral," he said, " and In tlid absence of the other relations, _wh(g wer.e by tt suuw uiot'tai,' walked with the widow to the grave. When the trial came on I went to court, bat was sorry enough I had done 80.C^dge Shaw, who waa cond acting the case, called on the man for his defense^ He said he bad no coansel. aadge Shaw, looking around the court-room, said: Butler, you are appointed by tlie court as counsel for the defendant." In vain I trie l to excuse layself on account ( f the peculiar circumstancea Judge Shaw waa inexorable, and I was obliged to obey. But'when I do tmder-take a thing I generally push it through. So I hunted up the statutes and found that burglary included the breaking into houses, barnst, oatbuild» inga, etc., etc., butias a railroad depot was an unknown thing at the time the law was mdde the c&cers had no fright to arrest, a man for the crime, consequently his Belf-deiense was in a measure justifiable, so a verdict of manslaughter was brought in, and he was sentenced to State prison for- thirty years. After the sentenco I walked up to him and congratulated him on his escape.  " ' Escape I' ho growled; ' do you calf this an escape P I'd rather have been hung !'  "' Why the deuce didn't you tell me 80 in the first place,' I said, feelingvery much provoked at his ingratitude. 'I should have been most happy to have accommodated you 1'" .  TroÑi>  W.M  I^NL^ 11. V " tu Lívvv. W.  !• -- VI to me y liuti OüuuBolor Itviilo N.Y.  \V viiorney and Counísulor «vjll,., N Y  Uívvv, W.,1 «v.ih., N Y.____ _ And no one likes  1 Polly.  AínlrV" ___'^girl.and 50u'U s:  ^•'-.trouble."  I'm not a drunkard. and 1 never mean to become one. And no one likes to be preached to by Remember that my save yourself a deal o(  AÎ^NKLI- A in I.i^-. li  J.—Altoriu'y iiud Cjunselor  UKini,  I kissed ber, and-:^c^t away. But  ____thai wari the beiiinnlnii Of the litlle, grave  Voii.u.N J, 'M.-.vTti/rut^^untTcouij^aibf ; shadow 1 Hat grow on my Polly's face,like  '"'"""'^bip, N. t'._ I a creeping fog over the hills, and that  ^ oKi M. _.\n,)inoy and Cjunselor | she has never g3t rid of since.  Ririi ''"-'"li-^ -^:----__! It was a sore point between us—-wiiat  - n";;.?' I the i^oliucinns called a vex./d question.  ,iu,i Loutiaelors lU r.4iw, t i- i. i , ,, ' , ■ .  AiiKf' iiu N V. ' i * Polly waa always watching  .'i NNia^i\ -"ATtoTn«vH~ii^d i I didn't chooscto be put in lead-  ^ m -lori ui Liw. WoiLsviilu. N. Y. ing-strings by a woman. So—I shame T>Ely iiEsuY w. - .Uton7ey~and to sayJt'-^I wenttothe White Blackbird  » e.ur ut Liw, Hvuno, N. Y.__ofiener than ever, and I didn't always  K dountthe glasses of beer that I drank  R^m* B. C. -AttorneV Go-u^nseioriri or twice, of a particulwly cold  Liw. c,i.m«cni!iH. N. Y. night, I Ut mysell be persuaded into  p K ^ NOLi).s ELU -Aitoruey ami Cuunl something stronger than beer;  .-oior fit Uiw, j^tinont, N. Y. and my brain wasn't the kind that could  T?^^ M.—Atwney and Counselor stand liquid fire with impunity. And  Y- _ Polly cried, and I lost iny temper, and  ■K 1 i'^w ^"^''""¡«^»^iltJ 'ui^elor —well I don't like to think of ail these  Thank goodness they're  iw^t I AW. C.ibi, N. Y. ^"""f^iur I ^^^^ j^^jj g^j^g J  1 That afternoon, asT stood on the back  __! Piatiorm oi my car, with my arms fold-  ^ Bt ['an J (Counselor i ed and my* eyes fixed on the snowy  ___' waste of flat fields through vhich the  track Seemed to extend itself lik«  Counselor at ^^ f^  N^Y. own liie ip, ihe face. I made up my  gTEWAR 1. '\v.~H~-~Aitoiney and Coun- that} had been behaving like a  y: brute.  X f^-'-Awwnwy and Covinsd^^ ' "What are those senseless fellows at  __the White Blackbird to me," muttered  'selor at Conn. as compared with one of Polly's  ' ao^er, .N. X. ^ sweot bright looksP I Will give'the  whole thing up. I'll draw the line |ast here now. We'shall be off duty early to-n1;jlit. I'll go home a^d Mtonish Polly!"  Bi^ M nlghl tell« ^ blindi^^it ot  on the local expressP"  " Polly! little woman! don'tyoQ know me?" I gasped.  "And i thought, perhaps," she added, vacantly, " you might have met him. It's very cold here, and—and—" And then she fainted in my arms. The long, long brain fever that followed was a sort of death. There was a time when they told me she never would know me again, but, thank God, she did. She recovered at last. And since that night I never have tasted a drop oi liquor, and, please heaven, I never will again. The baby, bleas its dear litt!e Ueart, wasn't harmed at all. It lay snug and warm on its mother's breast all the^ while. But if I hadn't happened to be closp by them at that instant tho night express would have ground them into powder!  And thb white stripe came into my hair upon'the night of that fearful snow storm. That's how it happened, sir.  RELIGIOUS NEWS AND NOTES.  The parish oharoh of Fletching» England, whiob dates from the thirteenth ocntnry, has just been restored at a cost of $30,000«  There is said to be oharoh acoommo* datlon in Ldndon for only one-foarth of the population, yet there are many vacant pews every Sunday.  declared that agricaltural delusion was a divine punishment for nr^ional unfaiihfukiess.  Nebraska has 183 Congrega^ona churches, with 3,500 members fand eighty-one ministers. The total bekev* olences of the past year were Sa.096 45  ine »abbath-school numbers 6,646 pupils. The net gain in membership for the year was 414 members.  The Shaw university at Raleigh, N. 0., one.of the Northern Baptist school^ for freedmen, has sent out more thra I,0OO teachers among the colored people. It has now 275 papils.  The Baptist mission in Germany re-i ports 134 churches, 26,656 members, 1.48T stations, and 11,813 Sunday-school scholars. The churches raised $65.000 last year for church purposes.  The Rev. E. P. Hammond, the evan-golist, has been holding revival meetings in Manitoba for seven weeks. He has prcached at Winnipeg, Emerson, and  A Justice Whu Is Kept Busy Marrying People.  In the town of West Alexander,.Penn., twelve miles from the Ohio and, two miles from the West Virginia line,: lives a magi trate who is reputed to have married 1,800 couples within two years, and lo have built a fine house with his wedding fees. His popularity arises fronj^ the fact that tho laws if PeD:^yl-vania do not require a marriage license," while those of the two neighboring Slates do. He wiil marry a couple without their leaving their carriage, or he will allow them to remain all night and take breakfast with him, charging judiciously for board and lodging. His regular charge for marrying a couplo is 33, He sometimes has from three to live couples at a time waiting to be made one, and all in a hurry, from fear lest those who pursue will catch up in time to forbid the banns. Sometimes an enraged father or terrible big brother of the bride arrives afier- the ceremony 13 over and proceeds to vent his rage on the winds and make diro threatenings, and even cfl'er violence. In an ein-Jr-geney such as thiis the magistrate's son, who is his father's constable, lays the serious charge of disorderly conduct against them. At cno time a relative, in pursuit of a bride, wai so violent that it became impossible for the eon-stable to arrest him, when the whole town rose en masse and helped to put the oflfender in jail. The place is popularly known as " Hardscrabble," and when John T. Norris, a detective ot Snringfield, O , from whom the Cincinnati C^azt^e gets the facts, intiuired the reason, he was told by an inhabitant it was because it was such a hard fecrab-ble for runaway couples to get there before the parents caught up."  iBree otfierplaces, often in the open air, with the thermometer twenty-five degrees below zero, and it is estimated that there have been not less than 1,000 conveisions.  The Baptists of the Maritime Provinces of Canada report an increase in members and amount raised during the past year; and hope to raise $7,000 for home mission work. They have between fifty and sixty stations which are not self-sustaining, and require assistance from the minion böard.  Extracts from Ihir. Moody's sermons, translated into Arabic, are read in Syria at the Sunday evening meetings.  The religious necrology of tho year 1880 includes the names of Bishop Gil bert Haven, George Ripley, Dr. Samuel Osgood, Dr. Henry A. Boardman, Dr. William Adams, Lucretia Mott, Dr. E. H. Cjiapin.  The St. Pa"c>l Pioneer Press says that In Minneapolis tho membership of all the Protestant churches—sixteen difi'er-ent denominations—is but 5,721, while the members of the Roman Catholic church number 7,661. The value of the property owned by all the churches is J4S8;&70.  The Protastant Episcopal church is asked to contribute $158,000 to foreign missions this year.  The principal religious assemblies in the United States during 1880 were the Pan-Presbyterian assembly, the general convention of the Protestant Episcopal church, the Mettiodist conforence, and the Congregational conference.  THE FARM AND HOUSEHOLI.  F«rm«ad Gwaen Ifotes.  Apples boiled with meal are good for pigs.  Asparagus thrives best on a deep sandy loam.  Remember that your fowls need gravel just as much as they need food, and keep a supply constantly by them.  Spent taa'baiii-hag'tveen plowed intarS' i)Hâkët oTt$t1aiapÎghe that no man, un-  compact clay soil with the best results as it rendered the soil mellow and in creased its warmth. ^  , Pastures that have been fed a few seasons wiil generally produce more  milk or make more fat than those _  which havA htw^ ^j^yyjju-|-mfB8 ol red halrra corpulent body, legs  Do not undertake to keep sheep on  Saved by His Oeerhound. Herman Hutter and Charles Whit-man, of Missouri. Tprritnry,  What Constitutes a Blizzard.  A "blizzard" is described by the Cheyenne Leader as follows; There was a blizzard abioad in Cheyenne yesterday. There is no clearly-stated definition of the word " blizzard," as it is not found in the dictionaries. It is purely Western invention. Blizzards came out since the dictionaries wore built. But then a blizzard is an unspeakably mean thing. Oh, it is so mean! No ono ever thinks of a blizzard without apolo. gizing mentally tor touching upon so base a subject.  What the cayote is to the hunter, the freighter, the cowboy and the miner, he blizzard is to the average citizen. The blizzard ranks about as high in meteorology aa does the skunk in zoology. And then a blizzard is the only thing known to history or Si^nce tQat will blow thirteen wavs at once. It doseribes a course precisely like a Scotch plaid. You turn from a direct line —to the lee way—of the fierce wind in order to ct>tcti a gobd square breath, and the blizzard Is there too. It catchM  'Tïfm- N. Y.  SAMOT a -Atloniey and  Coca,dor  i.'t  r  " Newspaper Talk."  The protest against the Passion Play waa newspaper talk, but it was effective. The objection to taking the Central park for the great exhibition was mainly, newspaper talk, but tho park is not t be taken. The assault upon Tw-eed and hfs gang was mainly newspaper talk, but ic saved the city of New York from a revolution. The renown of great actors and artists of any kind is largely newapaper talk, but it serves tlje purpose. The public man, who contemns the newspapers despisi^i'lhe" best means of learning''what he molsttiiiiipeds^ know —the condition and moWiteil^ of opinion. What degree of influence lie shall concede to it is tus own affair/and his own sagacity must determine the rej^-' tive value of various counsel.—JSa^^^i-'ir ITcefciy. . ^ ^  . Miners, Ukosaitors, bend to the ore.  armed with rifles aud accompanird by a deer hound, went up the Rattlesnake liver in quest of game. They climbed the mountains to tiie leit of the stream and separated, taking opposite sides of the ridge, iu the hopes of bagging a deer. Whitman came down the Rattlesnake side, and, soon after separating from his companion, he slipped and fell, sliding some 200 feet down the mountain side.  He vainly endeavored to stop himselt by digging into the snow with hands and feet and clutching at brush and saplings, till just as he was> about to be precipitated over the clift into the Riitt lesnaice, some forty feet below, he fortunately clasped a strong sapling with one hand, and was left dangling in the air over a preoipic3. By astrong effort he managed to clasp the saplina with his arm in the elbow, and grasping his wrist with the disengaged hand, awaited his inevitable fall with desperation. The hound, seeing his master fall, followed him to the edge of the cliff, and whined piteously at the predicament of his human triendi Suddenly he dashed off over the hill like, a deor. and disappeared. When nearly exhansted, . Whitman heard his companipn, Hutter, above him, coming to his assistance^ He gathered renewed courage, and held on desperate'y till Hatter came down with a rope,and rescued him from his peril ous position. Hutter says he had gone but a short distance, when ti^e dog camc upon him and ¡seized hold of bis clothing, whining. He turned upon himand the dog ran off. Repeating the strange maneuver, Hutter suspected somethUig wroniE, and followed the dog to Whitman's rescue.  low, undrained lands. They will surely contract disease, and a sick shoip is about ai mean « thing as we know of, not excepting a sick chicken.  Ashes are, for many soils, a standard fertilizer. Places where ii tree or brush-heap has been burned often show the effects of the manuring for many years. It is an old saying, " The land never forgets ashos."  Experiments have proved that wooden posts put in the ground in the same position in which they grow, top upward will become rotten several years sooner than they would if placed top downward in the soil  A French writer recommends a novel mode of enriching and promoting the growth especially of geraniums. Namely: watering the plants with a solution of 150 grains of glue in about two gallons of water.  One great object in feeding animals should be to onrich the land, hence it becomes of the greatest importance to know what food can bo produced that will iiy ure the l.<ind in tho l«ast, and en-rish the manure heap the most.  A good th-ing to give a horse after ho has been driven- is a quart of oatmeal stirred into a pail of water. It refreshes am' strengthens him, relieves his immediate thirst and prepares his stomach for more solid food. It is like ttie nlate of soup before dinner, satisfying and appetizing together.  A lady who has raised a large number of hens says that after vainly trying thrrecommended reraedits for lice, she has hit upon tlve plan of giving them once or twice a week a large "^oaf made of Graham flour, in which a handful of sulphur has been mixed. The hens like it, and are freed from lice and kept healthy tbrouffiî the seaïiffl.  Marsh lands fire remarkably prolific in grass. To make such lauds serviceable for sheep culture would be a vast advantage and economy In ttiat part of England where the Romney-Mar^ sheep are kept the marshes are ditched, and even diked, to keep out the tide water; and on these exposed lands these hardy sheep'feed in summer and winter. Some of these pastures are so luxuriant as to carry fourteen sheep to the acre. What a sheep this would be for those of our farmers who think this animal is well provided for on the lee side of a' straw stack. With Ihia even they mifirht secure their mutton.—/îwraZ Nm Yorker.  Ucclpct.  Biscuit.—Work a piece of butter the size of an egg into one quartof flour, and a little salt. Take cold water enough to wet it, and pound the dough till very stifl"; roll out pretty thin and bake in a quick oven.  Muffins.—To one quart of milk add two eggs Well beaten, a lump oi butter half the size of an egg, and flour enough to make a stiff batter. Stir in halt pint of yeast. Let them stand until perfectly light, and then b.ake on a griddle, in tin rings.  Layer Caice.—Take thé whites ol three eggs, two cupfuls ot granulated sugar, a half cupful of lîutter, one cup* ful of sweet milk, one teaspoonful of soda, two teaspoonfuls cream tartar and three toacUpfuls of flour. This will make two cakes. Take half and bake it in layers for jelly cake ; the other in a cake tig.—£lavoF-them alike  Tom IfehUtree ana Jem JTaee.  It was some seven or eight years ago^ just after the Cobum-Mace fiasco, and tho latter was still in the city. As he was leaning against the bar a number of gentlemen and Tom Ochiltree were discussing politics and prize fight« in another part of the room. Mace^s wonder* ful expertness in the ase of his hands came up, and some one offered to bet a  less a professional, could get in a blow on Mace*8 face. Ochiltree took the bet, and walked deliberately over to Mace, and slapped his ja-vg. The astonished prize fighter looked at Tom for a moment and then lit out from the shoulder. A  and boots all mingled in indescribable confusion, flew through tho door and rolled out over the brick banquette into the street. While sympathetic bell boys and laughing friends were straightening Tom out and patching iiis fragments together, some of tho geatlemen explained to Mace the circumstance«) of t>>0 bet.  " Oh i it was that way, was itP If I'd known it 1 wouldn't 'ave cared," said he, " an' I'm bloody glad Bow 1 didn't 'it 'im 'arder."  Tom thought it was a quite sufliioiently " 'ard 'it." If the blow had struck him anywhere else but on the cheek it would have killed him.— Washington CapUaL  Words ot Wisdom.  A writer on physiognomy would like to know "if large ears deiioto a miserly disposition, why a mule 'is so apt to squander his hind legsP"  it is strange that thought should depend upon the stomach, and still that men with the best stomachs are not always tho best thinkers.  The ambitious do not belong to themselves, they-are slaves to tho world.  Men marry to make an end; women to mako a beginning.  A gilded bit does not make the horse better.  The truth cannot be burned," beheaded or cru-jilied. A lie on the throne is a Me still, and truth in a dungeon is truth still; and a I e on the throne is on the way to defeat, and truth in the dunyeon is on the way to vjctory. No accidents of position pan change the essential nature of tLings, or the eternal laws wliich determine their destinies.  True greatness shows itself in ienor-ing or quickly forgetting personal in-jiirtps, when meaner natures would be kept in unrest by them. The less of a man one is, the more he makes ot an injury or an iasuU, Th]e, more of a man hefij, the loss ha is i|i8turbed by what others say or do against him without cause. _____  An Ancient Latin Bible.  There is an old Bible in the Con-grfssional library at Washington supposed to have been written in the thir-eea'tu or fourteenth century, but tbo actual date is unknown. It is written in Liitin, upon vellum, in clear, bold characters, and extremely uniform. The writing is in two columns, about three inches wide,. with a margin of tvvo inehes. It is embellished with 146 miniature paintirigs and upward of 1,200 smaller illuminE-lions, which are beautifuHy executed, and are as brilliant to-day as tbe day they were done. The initials of books and prologues are two and a half inches in height, and those of the chapters are one inch in height. It is contained in two largo volumes, and cost tho government §3,200 in gold when gold was at a high premium, and was purchased at a sale of the libra.'y of Henry Perkins, Harworth park, near London, in Juno, 1873. The s^s in the first volume have ell been repaired, and, except five in tho second volume, they are nearly all perfect.  ' A learned physician finds that the figure ort the crucifix in Bai^osCath^ dralisahuman body lirirperfectBtate of presentation.' It Is said to have beei|, there sine« the elemtb oenttiry.  you on tue point ol exhalation, just as your lungs are an immense vaceum. Your moutii Is open, of course, and the blizzard suddenly fills you so full of wind that nothing but heavy conscience presents you from soaring aloft like a balloon. Yjdu fell miserable and tighter'n a base drum. You want to swear, but you haven't time. Your only relief is to strain the blizzard through your fingers.  A Family Affair.  The Kaffirs hold the doctrine of the transmigration of souls, and pay the spirits of their relatives tho doubtful compliment of believing that they have special affinity for^nak's and serpents, ëo, when some venomous reptile takes up its quarters with a famiiy, in placo of killing it, they abandon the hUt to Its use. Dr. Norbury tells a story of a missionary who came near to paying with his life for the delicate consideration ol his flock. While officiating at a com-mUnion-table he fancied he heard a hissing sound. Bringing the services prematurely to a ck se, he pseped below the cloth, and saw one of the most poisonous snakes in South Africa. His parishioners had had their eyes upon it all the time, hut liad declined to say anything from motives of delicacy. They thought the snake mmt bea relative of their clergyman, and would not interfere in a family affair. . .  "What is your name?''asked a Galveston Sunday-school teacher of a new boy. "Bill.'» "BillwhatP' "Idonnoi" "What's your papa's name?" "It's Bill, too." V What's his other name P* " I donno." " What does your mother calMiim-Mr. whatP" " Shkdon't call him mister "anything." "What does she call himP" 1 "Old Hambug."-QéUpeitmNew». '  Thé man who is "fond of his little jokoJMs rarely fond of another^ îoke.  common  Oh. lllloo<i. moon, open love's errand I was twrnti - They call thee love»' friend," bat not UK- j night.  Dost thoa'deserve the name, ÍOi i( I w«at  Near to ber boase, thy lov*ly miUowUl^ Woald be my min. It tbo night w«ro.da  I might elodo her father'« watohtal «y«| ; Bat DOW his dog wönld see me and woolft barkj , _ :  fly.  And by tbo light he'd o&tob xae, «oreMMs»  801'U not rlskl t, and, ob, moon, »0taifi While nU thy beauties I appreolftt«, I wish, 'by tbüñdér, that tboiiwort «0% there I r  -nmr  or differently.  £cotcu Stew.—Cut cold mutton into thin slices, taking care to remove the gristle; skin the sinew that may adhere. The pieces taken ofl' can be put by to make gravy or broth. Put into a stew-pan the pieces wanted for a stew; pour over them a little gravy that has been boiled v^ith a very little thyme and a few pepper-corns; add a few drops of essence of celery, or three or fonrj^celery heads can be boiled with the thyme in tbe gravy; let the meat warm slowly after adding the hot gravy. Just before sending the stew to tho table, take out tho meat, dredge a little flour in.o the liquor, let it simmer a few minutes, put back the meat and allow it to Iieat u^insists on having a drink of water at  JUet Ilia match.  A persoverm^ "notions" canvasser walked into a lawyer's cffice in San Francisco with a new kind of alarm clock, 'fho man of quibble;» dently interested and h^rd him patiently to tho end. When it came to his turn to get in a word, which in these cases is about once in about an hour and a iialf,he spoke as in hereatter contained: i"My friend, I firmly believe that that alarm clock is worth seven dollars, aa you state, and that ¡;you are foolish to offer it to me for two and a half; that it will go every half hour for sixteen months without winding up, and wake up an elephant every pop. My heart telis me this is true, and I am simply aching to give you four times tbe price you demand. But when I inform you that I have an infant three months old at home Mffiicted with perpetual colic, and a baby going on three who  *< Wl:at do yon love bert in all tbo world Ho asked as ho looked in her eye«, And she answered BO soft and oaroMioK Hove sausage and pumpkin pie«.''  Maiden ladj's quotation slightly'aU teredfrom an old aplMrismt 'VWhert singleness is bliss 'tis folly to be wiv^* —Borne Sentinel. "  When a mairled woman buys a png dog for a low price, sho gets a bavgain» and hor husband gets stomething to boot* ^ ■^Sim&rviUeJwmal. '  It is clear that the Philadelphia litem mau has some pretty daughters, for hf says : " Nothing will chap lips qaiok«r hau going cut into the cold air afler a ood-nlght kÌ8s-'\ _ „  "Come right into the house ohildrjBn," shouted Mrs. Shuttle. " You are making more noise and uproar than a session of Congress. What do yoa suppose the neighbors will thinkP"  We see an articlo in the papers abottt boy inventors. Wo hope thoy will la-vent a boy who won't whistle through his fingers and yell on the streets at night.—(TinctnTjrii Satvrday • NiaU.  A poot asks, in thirty-two lineSi " W hat do the trees say P" If. he was to recite his poetry under several trees, wo don't believo they would say anything. They would leave."—jN&rrii-iown Herotd.  A California lieircis was left $60,000 worthoFdiamoiids which sho could take possess ion of on her wedding day, and it is not »urpt-ising^jthat the first fellow who otiered himself should be accepted. —BottonPoit.  Tho lightning used on theatrical stages costs $20 an ounce ; but then so little is required tliut you can kill a $60 brigand and ten $12 brigands so beautifully for about two cents. A little lightning is a dangerous thing.  The young woman who had many suitors, and from the tlna« sho was sixteen until she wa'< twenty-one rejected them all, referred in hcrlater life to thai, period a3lier%" d'iclini'te jeara."—fiKe»-^ öenville Beraiß.  Wo had to avoid moetinst our enemy yesterday. We liad a friend with ns who would grab our coat-tails and hold us back as we started to annihi.'atf.lhe wretch, but there was nobody thereto restrain him, and it wottid- have been very cmbarras-sing ior him. So, out of consideration for bis ificiingf, we .ivo;/V ed hìxo,— B jsion ro t.  Now doth the small boy take his chubby little sisttr by tho hand and " wunder forth in sc-.rcii of tho frozen ice patch in tho meadow, and passeth the afternoon's saushine in -"rawing htr over tho slipoery surface- on his new hand-sled. N. 13. The above is a lie. You can neither hire nor driCe a small , boy into drawing his sister on a sled. He'd sooner fall through the ice, take cold, and bo sick all winter.—jVeto Mtvén Eegister. i.  Predictions for the United States Iii 1881. ,  At Washington the seventeenth degree of Virgo will boon the meridian, Uranus having just culminated;.the third degree of Sagittary will be on the Ascendant, Mercury and Mara in the first house. The ingress will take place on the cusp of the second house. Theso --positions are unfavorable for the peaoe and welfare of the United St^esjujrfng^ tho ensuing quarter. Tho President will ^a3gfraH»eriod-fuli oftioubloaud auxicty -to pass through. The people will be ex-  1  well.  Making a Forest Into Paper You may perhaps read items from a part of 20,000 acres of timber land from  Pennsylvania before long. Th« extent^^ bharacterizedjas extravagantP" That of timber in Somerset county will . ^ . , . „„  sopn be converted into paper.. A large gang of workmen has been sent to the tract to begin improvements. There wiil be erected a shanty fifty feet in length, twelve feet in width and eight feet high. The shanty once completed, work will be begun on a large, store building, thirty dwelling houses and an enormous digester for ,the cooking and steaming of wood in the manuiacture of pulp, and a huge building to be used in the manufacture of paper, sacks and wrapping paper. All thesë préparations are preliminary to reducing these 20,000 acres ot forest to news, book and fine writing papers.--Free Fres«  iiand inCalifornia has not been 10 cheap within manyyears as it is at present Some of the very best land in Napa valley—and there is hardly any ^finer or moré beautifully situated land any where—is now offered at about $30 an acre. Land not f^ Itroo) Menlo Park> which was ten yei^. «gp.sold for $300 a^iu»e,wasliitelyjE^dat $30 an acre.  regular intervals during the night, and never sleeps, after four o'clock in the morning, do you. think that my invest^ mint in this beautiful invention, which you are retuilhag might, in a ^measure.  clock agent nodded assent, picked up hif hat, put upJiis alarm and retired.  A Botter Place.  Son to his fond father, who has asked him where he Is in his class now : " Ob, pa, I've got a much better place th^n I had last quarter."  " Indeed P Well, where are you P" ^ I'm fourteenth."  "Fourteenth, you little lazy bçncsl You were eighth last term. Do you call that a better place?"  "Yes, sir; it'p nearer the stove."  " *Ti3 said that absence ■ conquers love," quoted a husband, in writing home to his wife, from whom he bad been some time away. "I hope, dear, it won't be so 4n your case." "Oh, no," she replied in her next.letter, "the longer you stay away the ^better I shal) like you." » '_^  A cltir of .LóndoUDfBcitú estitioates the gross annual income of tlmt city*ii charitíaiat#8%600;000.  citable, strikes will be numerous, and dueling will be sadly rife. Martial ideas will he in the ascendant, and should war break out tho Americeo manner will bo carried to victory. Rail- . ways will be prosperous, for Venus will be onthecasp of the third house; the moon's presence in tho ninth being indicative of much traveling. . As Jupiter will be in the fourth house, the genend character of the weather, though stormy, will be favorable for agriculture, and farmers should greatly benefit thereby. Old Saturn's presence In th« fifth house is inimical, to theaters and public places of amuscmeut; the-falling or destruction of a great theater would appear to be ind.wated. Tne birth ratd will be below tho average, and infant, mortality will rule high. . A new sect ; or schism will arise in the States, fiMT : Jupiter is lord of the figure, and in' Aries the day house of Maw. Sdoiii»^ should make rapid strides, for the moon is in the ninth housf, and in trine aspeofc with Saturn-an earnest, letus hope, of a great revival of the ancient science ol astrology.  At the^un.ition, Sditurn wilt be in th« . third house, and Mars in the eleventh. A catastrophe is threatened on one ol the northern railways. Congress will;^ witness exciting scenes. The army will ; have large reinforcements.—Zflkifctei'S : AhnarMC. -  The arrest of desperadoes by a she/iflTf - ^oss« in the far West usually necessitates two fights-one vith the outhiws and then ono with a i^ob.of lynchers. This was iUustraced at Sinking Springs,t New Mexico. Billy Snith's gang were surrounded^ in a ranchman's hut Mid: two of their number killed before kl capture was affected. When the prls*; oners were put on a railroad tr^^n removal, a multitude utidertook to taAoi[ them out and hang them. TheeapU?e||  joined with the captors In a lively côi^ test, and the Ijncherîêrwne.beaieni ifitll one killed imd serena woimdcd;  ' • ril\  " ' 1, ' . ' , ■ i- ... ' ri - - - .  v.-i   

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