Angelica Allegani County Republican, May 7, 1880

Angelica Allegani County Republican

May 07, 1880

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Angelica Allegani County Republican (Newspaper) - May 7, 1880, Angelica, New York J ^ - '■"V-'ÎJVOLUME IV. ^iiPUBLICAN ANGELICA COUBT HOUSE, ALLEGANY CO., Y., FEIDAY, MAY 7, 1880. NUMBER '^ONTE EATMOin), giU»r aiMl JPubUÊhér. ' ■--- ^^^miY FRIDAY MÖRNING AT ¿fiEtlCÁ HOUSE, N. Y. fciu-Per y««"' mouthi, 75 'J;iJB«<nnonlh8,40cte; 'ftAinidTancc is prclorrod; liaf. we «ra J^ntrticular, so long M subwriberi are J^ittTwill juiy wiUiin a reaBonablo time. j^Tcrttoln« Batet. 2w. 1 4w. I 3m. rrr^lgi 00 ooí$í3 oo uol aooi 3 0ft' fiftfti Gm. i] 00' i Ofll 8 00 S OOí 8 00 12 00 8 00112 00 16 00 112 00| 16 00 30 00 $5 00 ana 1200 IC 00 30 00 60 00 lyear »8 00 12 00 1^00 30 00 60 co 100 Directory §5 per y^, - '^liMliot'c^VlO cts. por line, flrst inaer-per lino each mbsequent inaertion. f^l ndi^ertiflctHenU will be published at ^^-^AdTOStementa changed qua^ly U T»»n»ient advertiaementa, cash in tdiuee. A settlement wUl be made quar-Jrftwilih r^lar advertiueit—Jan. 1, April •l,Jolyi;Oct. I. •HB BEPtBLICAW Uie reprMenta-«taSMTrf »orthern AlkBany. the onljr SSiiyriyai pur cpmpeUtor. ' i drol9 ■ ttitoirlk.. _ ot-any^deBcription ¡Hedit the hour promised, and satialaction f Minintwi in inttance, 0»Onr invariable terms lor Job Printing f«i-aBn osDiinrBBt^___ gPSlpaS^^ECTOBYr' ABNOLB, MANNING.—Auctioneer, will . attend to the sale» of farm stock nnd I ioascholdptop^y. Terms reasonable. Ad-Angctoii M. X. Allen, F. M.—Fashionable Barber and hair.dress0. Ladies' hair ilressi'ng n ai>o-[eJalty—will c^at residence when desired. I Booms prer Ae postofllco. OLTON, SAMUEL.—Barber and hair-idniMr.. Senride equal to that found in a IQQLESTON.J. H.-Watches and Jow-dry repdred. Abo goiieral dealer in ip^ers and Periodicals. Best Cigars in B ILUES, JOSEPH.—Proprietor of the "Clarie« Hotel," Angelica, N. Y. GEO. ft CO.—General atock Ot I>tes8 Goods, etc. LOCKHART, JAS.—Dealer in Dry Good«» Boot* and Shoes, Grooeriea, ete. j^AYMOiro, LAMONTE G.—Publisher o I Tbi Bètcbucan; sprint». alao Book and Job WM - Wii ar.l1 n irria.or.i LÂWEIEMS. Angel a Armstrong.—Attomeya and Counaolpra at Law, Cuba, N. if. emis & benton. — Attomeya and Counselor« at Law, Homellsville, N. Y. |B BEMENT, WILBEIÎ F.—Attorney and Counselor at Law, Cuba, N. Y. Brown, WESLEY & co.—Attomeya and Counselors at.Law, Horaellsville, n. Y. The Field Sparrow. A bobbio of mnsto floats The slope of the hillside over_ A little wandorinK sparrow's notes— On the bloom of 3rarrow and clover. ' And the smell ot swdet-fexn and the beybeny-leal On his tipple ot song are stealing i Por he is a chartered The wealth of the fields rerealing. One syllable, clear and soft. As B raindrop's silvery patter, Or a tinkling tairy-bell, heard sdoit, In the midst of the merry chatter Of robin and linnet and wren and jay_ Oné syllable, olt repeated. He has bnt a word to say. i And of that he will net be (^heated. The singer I have not seen; Bat the song I arise and follow Tlie brown hills over, the pastures green, ..And into thoismiHthollowv With the joy of a lowly heart's content I can feel my glad eyes glisten, Thoagh he hides in his happy tent. While I stand outside and listen. This way would I also sing. My dear little hillside neighbor ! A tender carol ol peace to bring To the sunburnt fields oi labor, Is better than making a loud ado. Trill pn,^imid clover and yarrow— There's a heart-beat echoing you. And blessing you, blithe little sparrow! _____i!!m Lar<;Qm, in.-SUJVieholar. ^I^pearaBee-one-fine^-eveniiig--vdtr~a ^e^ böHerWdlSrely had tim? to wash SOMETHING HANDSOME. BRUNDAGE, B. C.—Attorney and Coun-selor at Law, Audover, N. Y. BDTLER, M. L.—Altornoy and Counselor t^Law, Whitesville, N. Y. (10LL1NS, a. b—Attorney nnd Counsoloi C s Law, Alired, N. Y. lOOLEY, JOHN.—Attorney and Coun-geloratLaw, Almond, N. Y. C lURTlSS, JAS. M.—Attorney and Counselor at Law, Bolivar, N. Y. 1 UJOTT, a. L.—Attornéy and Counselor at Law, Friendship, N. Y . G llilES, JOHN L.—Attorney nnd Conn-selor at Law, Angelica, N. Y. IBBARD, A. J.—Attorney and Counselor at Law, Angelica. N. Y. 1 Ball a SULLIVan.—Attorneys and Coanselorsat Law, Wellsville, n. Y. ' OLLIDAY, D. H.—Attorney nnd-Coun-selor at Law, Cannseragn, n. Y. H Harding, E. E., G. W. & F.—Attorneys and counselors at Law, Hume, N.Y. JONES & SPARGUR. — Attorneys .and Counselors at Jjiw, VVellsvilU, N. Y. Nobody knew just how ricli Mrs. Buttersby was. Some said she was a millionaire; some limited the sum to sixty or sèventy thousand; some said she possessed only an amount which died with her; and some that she wias richer than John Jacob Astor, anà had b.iics of gold up her chimney and behind secret pannels, and amongst the roots of the old pear tree-at the foot of the garden. The pear tree being such a very likely place for hidden treasure, as it was» utterly unprotected, and only fenced in from the public road, over which any tramp might clamber, as many did, at any hour of the night. However this might be, all agreed that^ Mrs. fiuttersby was a miser; and certainly, for a woman of any means, she was remarkably penurious. Her small house had few comforts in it. One smouldering fire alone was lighted there in thé depth of winter. Butcher's meat was almost an unknown thing, and tea, coffee and sugar luxuries, never to bo thoûght .of by Penelope Baxter, the only other inmate of Mra. But(_ersby's mansion besider^h^^^^^ Buttersby had "a slave* of white complexion who trembled at her very nod; who lived on cold potatoes—when there were any—wore Mrs. B.'s old gowns, out of which she was always bursting, like an over-boiled potato out of its jacket; nnd was invariably seen in very muoh flattened slippers entirely down at the heels and the clumsiest of blue yarn stockings. A slave who, on rare occasions oi absence, signed her letters to the old lady "Your dutiful niece, Penelope Baxter," and was supposed to be the daughter of Mrs. Buttersby's sister, who was always alluded to as that "undutiful critter, Sal," by the old lady, and sis " mar" by the young one. Penelope, although not set off by her attire, was a good-loolking girl with a nez retrousee, blue eyes, pink cheeks, curly golden hair, and no sign of bones Tiny where about Ker. and was, truth to t^l, the object of the adoration, uot only of Simon Tomkins/ the village baker, but of Simon Starbuck, who had no particular trade at present, but thought of doing something, and, meanwhile, was the genius of his household. Having a taste for music, and being known to have written poems tor the Leekville Tliunderbolt. Thiî iï-iker, being elderly, and wearing a red wig, was despised by Miss Penelope; but Simon was favored not only in secret but in a measure opçnly ; for at the bottom of the garden, under the pear tree before alluded to. there had been an in- eomethi&c faandBome, and 50tt can hate Simmy whenever yoQ choose.^ " Somethlnft handsome!" Atmt Btit-^rsby uttered the words wUliA ^ig^ft. cance whtoh implied millions, Wd Pen« elope, who had never hitherto believed in her annt»s fortune, was instantly con-verted to a popular superstition. What could "something handsome " mean but n large fortune. Under the p^ar tree that night Penelope told Simon Starbuck of this promise, who, being a genius, he at first received with contempt and remarks about "dross," but which he afterward began to view in a more hopeful light, nnd received with the encomraging remark that ** the old lady mightnU live Ion«, afler all"— agpeech which cauaetl Penelope to shed tears and hope that her aunt might live a thousand years—an age which would have caused _poor Penelope- to^ marry^ rather late in life. In any case, the " genius" was not prepared to go to hQUsokeeping even on the siiaallest scale; so he made a virtue of necessity, and while his pofems still teemed with his scorn of^oldrhe privately pondered^n-the probable meaning of " something handsome." Meanwhile, there was a new arrival in Leekville. Mrs. Buttersby's brother, who in his youth had been no credit to his family, and in his old ago was no particular credit to himself, made his TONES ft FAUNUM. — Attorneys and V Counselors at Law, Wellsville, N. Y. JONES, WM. F.—Attorney ani Counselor at Law, Wellsville, N. Y. j ONES, IRA W.—Attorney and Counselor at Law, Wellsvillo, N. Y. OVKRLDGE ft SWIFT.—Attorneys and iCouiisdors at Law, Cuba, N. Y. Mi Ñ YERS, IRA II.—Attorney nnd Coun i'JL'selorut Iaw, Belmont, N. Y. bundle tied in a blue cotton pocket handkerchief over his shoulder, and declared his inlention of remaining to end his dáys with his dear sister. Mrs. Buttersby received him coolly, and Intimated that he had best rethrn to his former residence; but Silas Brown literally would not go, so there was nothing for it but to make up an unused bed in a very damp room and keep^ him. Certainly there must have been some strong inducement to tempt ,Sila8 to share the poor fare and sour looks of Mrs. Buttersby, and although he Was ten years older than hi? sister, every one declared that he had an eye to the gold supposed to be buried under the pear tree and up the chimney, and which, in case of the old lady's sudden debase would fall to him as next of kin; and everybody—that is, eprybody in Leek-vlll^eaid that the thing was shameful, and that if any one had u right to whatever her aunt left it was Miss Penelope. ^ery one had said^ this about six months when Aunt Buttersby wast^eh suddenly ill. She refused medical assistance on the score of expense, until she grew so bad that Dr. Jalap could aid her by neither pill nor potion, and on one wbter's day lay dying on the hardest of straw twisters. score' of not having incurred a úseles^ doctor's bill. Brother Silas listened fearfully for the mention of a will, bui none was made, and on the score of property nothing was said until sunset. Poor Penelope, the doctor, the minister, Silas and Simon Starbuck were assembled about her couch. Then, suddenly, Aunt Buttersby sat bolt upright in bed, lifted her skinny ñnger and said: " I call you all to witness—" " She's wandering, poor thing," said Silas, in a tremor. "No, she's not." said Simon Star- buck. , _ „ " I call you lo witness what I say," reiterated Mrs. Buttersby; " Penelope Baxter has been a good gal, and dutiful 'to me. I'm going to reward her." Silas groañed and Penelope began to weep. "I told her," said Mrs. Buttersby, "that I'd leave her something handsome, and I'll keep that promise. Remember they're my dying words. I give to Penelope the big china jar that stands on the mantlepiece yonder. A china trader gave it to poor Buttersby years ago; it's worth a great deal, and it's pretty."^ " Starbuck smothered an oath. Silas looked loss terrified. But," pursued Mrs. Buttersby, Pu'nelope made neti and numed her children. In a few yearn the house was full of them. When we toy tite hiause, we mean the hat^itlattotf, wUobroor-rectly speaking, might have been men' tioned as rooms. They trotted and crept alx>ut, fell ¿own stairs and out of windQwC. and overset kettles of boiling W^wfTimd through, all e^ciiped alive, with their fbll complement of limbs. The disappointed actor was not as greatly r^oiced as a patriarch would have been by the number of his olive brwehes. Probably sandals and goat skins were more easily 6dme at thas moroQco shoes and calico frocks are nowadays. And finaUy, in de^ahr, Stobuck took to drink, and crowned PeneloiSB'B mlBeiy. Then began the regular pawning of the china jar. ' Once a week, at least, Jood-ran-short, c» andlhere was no money in any pocket; and on that day, at dusk, Simon would repair to his Uncle's" with the legaey in newspaper, and bring hoiue sundry shillings to purchase supper,; Poor Penelope always managed to get her ti^sure baek—before it-was-time to pawn it again, imd on the whole, the china jar cost them more than its origir nal value over and over again. It w&s a miserable sort of home Simon seemed to grow more morose every day; the children wailed and fought; Penelope workedherin^BMuto- her face or brush her hair; and the bugbear of the household, the black man up the chimney,was the agent who collected the monthly rent. They were always behindhand,^^&nd al ways^on the verge of beingiurned out into the strctít, and just saved themselves this unpleasant circumstance over and over again. Penelope declared that, it would happen some day, wd Simon said, " Letit;-better know tlie worst.*' Perhaps it was for the purpose of acquiring this knowledge that, coming home in an oblivious State from tèe theater one night, he walked into an òpen cellar door and broke his leg. That month's rent went to the apothecary, and the avenging agent m&de his appearance shortly .«fter, uttering dire threats. Penelope promfsed payment next wwk. Next week came, so did the agent; but the money was not forthcoming. It ■was a desperate case.- Theagentsaw it. " Tve borne this ]«ng enough,'-' he said. "Out of this you go into the street, and if you had anything worth sixpeñc^ J'd apiije it. Holloa!" for here his eye fell upon the china jar, "how did you comè by" that ? It's a curiosity 1 YouVe no business with luxuries if you can't pay your rent; that's mine I" And ■he -fitrode across the room^ seized the " Don't take that !" she cried. " It's all I have to remember my poor dead and gone aunt by. She gave it to me on her death bed." "Your aunt be—blessed!" said the agent. "Amen!" said Simon, from his couch. The agent still clutched the china jar. Penelope tried another course. "You shan't liavo it!" she cried. "You've no right to it! It is not Simon's, but mine. Give it back to m®'" " Whatever is yours is your husband's!" said the agent. " Hold your tongue!" Penelope became meek—unnaturally so, indeed. She made a courtesy. You're right, sir, I suppose," she said ;-lUakc^thè jarr onlr I don'trwjsnt the neighbors to know it. Please let me wrap it up ina bit of paper." "Well, make haste," said the unsuspicious agent, surrendering the vase with the grace of a bear; " I can't wait all day, mam." Penelope took her aunt's legacy in 4ier hand. She regarded it earnestly, regret--fixllyT-aniUsaid-aloud-: to'-hé the hW. Sums~which Wuld make the'm independent of Jandlords, bttt(àers and- grocers for the future. AM h® Kiwi this to Penelope, an4 $he wept. /1* IT^r» good aunt!" she sobbed. "She ÄjIrÄys pi'òmised to leave me something hÀ<lBome, bnt how could I guess it was ^ And so Mrs. Buttersby's hidden treas-uri jws found,^^d-Penelope received her reirardat last ; and Simon, who was not ^ at heart, now that he was no long^. wretched, foreswore strong watorä. JLnd whèn last heard of there wewf ao more flou^cishing or happy people than à|imon Starbucks and his ^yJ^jfi.-.Ap^.fa^. baa written and pub* Iisl|fPlf(l his poems between gilt covers. andi^Ueves that the world jrill appre-■ i^nrat last.:--- Wl- ■ - ■ 4; * Condensed Hfsfory of Music. Mñslc as a science may be said to have been cr&dled with the Christian era, for while inen^W smrg^with the birds fh)m time immemorial, and played on rude instruments as far back as any his-tóiy{«akes us, just as DaviH did, when he said: " I will sing unto' the Lord a hew^song, and praise him upon psaltciiy and^arp." \ —L^vas amused"at an áSáñgimeioF gotl^ up last year by a Gliicago party ost<K^bly to .make music simple, ignor-ingjaotes, laws and all of our musical characters except the, bare letters for each sound, and claimed in this way to be ttoOhing thorough-ba$s. He simply rétrógraded to the time of St. A mbrose, years ago.,, Any skilled musician wilpiMe the ludicrbusneiBS of trying to expresé thorough-bass, which is the science oLigured harmony, by any letter^ In the sixth century, 5U1, St. Gregory did the next active work, but regarded from our standpoint he did little of value mote than write the Gregorian chants, sonie of which are in use tor^ay by the Gatbolic churches, with many changes. He introduced one line, where we now have five, around which to arrange the musical characters. Singers had to do som« tall guessing in those days. There wat 90 harmony, or no timé thought of, asjiat.' jF;tt the tenth céntiS^ Hucbaíd began to evolve some valuable thoughts on harmony, which, though very faulty, wa« a splendid step in the right direction. In looking over a transcript of his work I found it full of errors that no modem composer would dare to make, such as the doubled thirds, consecutive fifths^ and consecutive .octaves, etc., all of .which,- CUftREKT NOTEIl In a Iccture in New York on " Phases of Crime." District Attorney Phelps callcd attention to two or three features of it which are apt to be overlooked by the public. One is the idea that an innocent man will not show signs of guilt.' So far from being the case he is apt to show them,.while the professional criminal shows none. Another mis-take is trusting to a criminal's professed sudden reformation. As no one becomes suddenly base, so the bise do not suddenly become reformed. He said, too, that the great mistake made in the treatment of criminals is to lob^ Uponlihein as differently constituted from other people. A lively Western journal, the iioii-reader, published in the interest of railway employees, prints two announcements, side by side, upon one of its pages, which are to say the least, suggestive. Artificial legs and arms, in-cludmg the celebrated anatomical leg, with universalr ankle—motion^—are btought to the notice of the cheerful train man by the enterprising manufacturer, in a manner not calculated to soothe'^e nerves of that athletic functionary. In an adjoining column, a number of births are recorded, as havv men, doubtless with the view to supply thé gaps made in the services by acci-.dentsand smash-ups. Considerable light has been thrown Off the cause of the facility with which the Nihilists have been able to provide themselves with passports, and thus to traveV about Russia at pleasure. An official jmployed as courier in the ininr&frylir domains has. it has been discovered, been instrumental, with the assistance of his wife and son, in pro-curinst no fewer than 14,000 passports, made out in false names, all within the past eight years. It is estimated that for his services in the matter he must have pocketed large sums, as much as 93,000 roubles haying been found in his possession, supposed to have been mostly received as passport fees. ORTON, S. iir—Attorney and Counaelot at Law, Frieudsliip, N. Y. Richardson, flenagin & smith. —Attorneys luid Counselors at Law, An 8elic8,N. Y. R UMPFF, JOHN.—Attorney and Coun-selor at Law, Wellsville, N. Y. -RËLYA, HË2STÎY' .W. — Attorney Couiisdor at Law, Hume, N.Y* ß R' S ÜDE ft LOVEUIDGE—Attorneys and Counselors at Wellsville, N. Y. OUP, B. C.—Attorney nnd Coun8elo|;«t LaWj Canasenma, H, Y,____ COIT.W,:«.—Atlortoey nnd Counselor jit ^ Law, FKendship, N. Y. _ ,COTT, RUFUS—Attorney nnd Counselor at Law, Belmont. N. Y.' nnd Coun- S ___ 0ÀNFÒRD, H. Tw.—Attorney M selor at Lav, Andover, N. Y. TRACY, S. H.—AUomey nnd Counselor'aï Law, Belmont, N. Y. ^ VAS FLEET, L. C.—.Vttwney and Counselor at Law, Andover, N. Y' w ABD, HAMILTON. — Attoi-ney Coonselorat taw", Belmont, N. Y. terchatge of vows and locks of hair, and a promise of eternal constancy. For the life of her Penelope would not have revealed this lo her aunt, but the old lady being shreWd enough to see through so transparent a thing as Penelope's heart, found it out for herself and accused her of the crime. " You've gone and engaged yourself. Pen," she said, standing stiff as any ghost in her white night gown beside the damsel's cot bed one night. " And a thankless thing it was to one that took and did for you when that ungrateful critter, Sal, died. I should think the victuals you'd had would hev riz up and choked you, and that blue _ bead necklace whati giv you would and hev turtied to ahemp rope ^bout your neck. Did I give you .bed, board and clothes to have such a reward as this? Ah! you'd repent it when I'm dead and gone, and buried in the chuirch-yard. 'Taint likely I'll live more'n twenty years. Couldn't you wait till then. Pen?—couldn't you wait till then?" Pen, who was a tender-hearted damsel, wept profusely at this, and, in the scantiest - ot night attire, wect down upon her knees, and, after asking pardon, vowed then and there tliat not even the talented Simon should induce her to leave lier excellent aunt as long as that lady continued to breathe. "And,* sobbed Penelope, broken-heart«dly, clinging to Aunt puttersby's hand, " I " Penelope must promise never to eell it. If the time comes Wj.hen she must part with it. she must break it. No stranger can have that jar. Promise, Pen., promise." And Penelope sobbed that she never, never would part with her dear aunt's" last present. Mrs. Buttersby never spoke after this, and three days alter was laid at rest in the old churchyard, and her brother, Silas Brown, took possession of the houge in which she dwelt, and another in the village, and, Ending no gold under the pear tree or up the chimney, sold the village house and rented half of the otter, and lived temperately on his income. Poor Penelope took the chini^jar away in her arms wijih reverential care, .tnd bej^ ma^ied to Simon began to keep house Trith little other furniture besides a pine table, two chairs, a stove and a tea=kettlc. But the jar graced her mantelpiece and was her pride and glory. It was tall and slender, with a narrow neck, and a device representing a Chinese lady of rank walking in a blue garden among pink butterflies. Every day it-was dusted religiously, anijtumed "Good bye, you dear old thing. Years and years you've been my pride. T'aint to be counted the times I've set you on the mantle-shelf. There never was such chiny on earth. You're like a livin' critter that I was going to com-mit murder on.—Ha, agent, do you nnd \\ timiard, v. Al—Attorney niVd Couui selorut Iäw, Bflmont. N. Y. T ILSONvSAM"LC.-^Atloin( V „.udCoun _ ^ r selor at Ltyw. Belfast. N. Y. "_] i^WbwOUTH * LANING—Attome^ If «BdCoaB8eleÉ»atlaw,Baahlord,Ií.Y. C. WAKELY, ail line Toit iîMes did think of the maroon colored merino you took off of your own back to give me Clirlstmas, when I said'Yes* to Simm>, andrmy heart smote me-—indeed did." The old lady, somewhat mollified by this confession, bade Penelope arise, and boun^ her by a solemn oatii to remain in" single blessedness daring Ihe rem^ mwfc jpf her aged alint^s existence, be Ji longorshort. ' __ "M wuelftrn'^n do,»*jwid Aunt best side foremost, and profane hand never touched it. Mild Penelope felt that her aunt liad crowjied the benevolence of her life by this gift, and only thought herself silly for having believed in the Iiidden treasure. But Simon was of a different mold. As time pa^ed on he waxed more and more wrathful at fate. The world did not appreciate his genius; His father died and he w^ left to his own resources.: 1 He left Leekville at last, and; going to New York, resolved to becomc a star and astonish the dramatic million. Faie was still against him; and as a las^ resource he settled down as a very subordinate actor in an exceedingly minor theater, «nd^came on in peasant costume lo .sa:^ /'welcome home; my iord," to the newly Tetnmed Helip or as a smuggler.^irho. annottnced tb«ti ifco "caption ^.wpdting,'' or fjunatiaiCT 9* know what I m* mised my poor aunt?'' The agent was not interested. told her that I'd never sell this vasej and if I wa8^)bHged to part with it I'd-" Here Penelope paused to kiss the porcelain. " I told her I'd smash it first, a^ Fm going to do it now!" And before the agent could interfere, down came the vase, crashing on the earth in twenty pieces." "Hurrah for Pen," cried Simon from his bed. "That would have brought down the house in a play. Hurrah!" But the agent swore and stamped, and Penelope was hiding her face in her apron and sobbing like a child. And matters seemed likely to take an unpleasant turn, when one of the youngsters cried: Mammy, there's a paper in the vase!" A.nd from the glittering heap of china drew a crumpled piece of parchment» rolled and pressed flat, and secured with a tape. It had been wedged into a hoi- owTmho bottom of^.h<H^g-necked vaie, and was fastened there by some adhesive subrtance, for a piece of china, clung to it as it was lifted up. Penelope's heart beat wildly.^ She caught the parchment, unfolded it, read a few lines, and hasten^ to i?iriibn's bedside. " I guess am crazy." fihe said; "but it's my aunt's will if I'm not." And therei upon the yellow sh^t, Simon read these words». " My hist will and testament, which will be discovered by PeneloM ^xte*-if she obeys me; for as Simon Starbuck s wife, the time will surel Guido invented' our près-énTkyïïalSles, which are invaluable for vocalmusic. These were the first syllables of some old Italian verses. He also improved largely on notation. In the thirteenth centuiy Franco de Co-logno conceived the first "time" the idea of expressing time by the shape or form oi the notes. On this we have since made no special improvement. In the sixteenth century, 1502, one Petruci invented the casting of metal music type. This was sixty years after the art of printing books, etc., was discovered (1442) and twenty years after the first Bible was printed, in 1478 There has been a magnificent progress in all musical instruments. Mentally I am taken , back to the rude tom-tom of long ago—a round hoop, with a ceuple of gut strings, making about as music as a saltboxjHTiâiid^Some of the savagef cUng^toJbis tom-tom yet. They have a legend like this : An angel in^eaven was sitting on the clouds playing on the tom-tom, and so entranced was he with its music, that ho forgot himself and dropped it—I think I should have dropped it myself if'I laad to play it--when a savage found it, and has the heavenly pattecn ever since. In the fourteenth century our or^s began to assunie valuable shapes Thr pianoforte was invented about 1660. In about 1717, at London, a great crowd went to a concert to hear a wonderful instrument called the pianoforte, so says a clipping which 1 camc across a short time since. Wo get some splendid musical advancement A Russian paper, the Si vlianin, re ports that in the latter part of 1879, in the province of Poltava, the cattle plague carried • away from seventy-five to eighty per cent, of all the animals affected by it. A Russian who saw no escape for his cattle resorted to thcdan-gerous experiment of inoculating his healthy beasts with the virus taken from ^nMlayatCer thS tfp®ftmoir,-awi««nnr eighteen per cent, of them perished, leaving eighty-two per cent, safe from the epidemic. The inoculated animals lived with impunity even through the repeated epidemics that afterward ravaged the same region. The result of this experiment has proved so satisfactory that inoculation for the plague is to be tried on an extfinsive scale in a number of Russian provinces.UNES' DEPARTMENT. Faihlon Fattolea. - Amber coloris coming into^ashion. The fashionable bonnet is the small capote. Japanese sunshades will be used this summer. Ecru embroidered muslins are among stylish novelties. Some of the new Jacos appear to have been dipped in coffee. To have a finely painted fan and parasol is to be just now both «esthetic and fashionable. Floi^ers in largo clusters arc taking the place of feathers for trimming both hata and bohhet^.- I^e mantels arQ.fichu8 orelse Spanish^ shapes, with a point that may be thrown over the'head. It was inevitable and has come to pass that^ Jersey bodices-are now madfr to button down the front; the skirt, cuffs andcollar are trimmed with a band of color. Hsts-are^ more-eccentric^ than^everi turned up in front or at the side, or oven a,t the ba?k, in which latter case they oome down like a thatched roof over the wow. Anew collar and cuff of linen have The temperance movemeat has cx tended to Swit^serland, and .M. Boden-heimer has been delivering a series of Ifctures with the view of impressing on the public the necessity oi taking some steps to check the spread of drunkenness. Thp number of distilleries has multiplied enormously of late years, especially in the cantons of Argau, So-4eure-apd Lucerne, while in the canton of Berne alone there are 12,000 ^tills. There .tre stjllsin nearly every farmer's house and peasant's cottage, alcohol being made from potatoes and beet-root; while from Germany is imported a quantity of so-called "mixed brandy," which possesses the most deleterious i>ropertiea. M^ Bodenheimer suggests that the most effectual means of meet-ing the gvUjwould' be to increase the duty upoiTaicohoiT^v^ch at present is less than a thirtieth of the amount levied in England; while there is no restriction upon the number of distilleries which do not require a license and pay no tax. straight and fastens at the back; the cuff is very shallow and intended to be tacked on the sleeve. The most popular colors with modistes are helitrope, "capucine" and brass, otherwise; called " amaranthe." This new shade of helitrope can scarcely be described; it is in the highest tint of the flower and very pale. - Many of Ihe^ square-cut bodices of evening dresses hav^ a stand-up medi-cis collar ^ded of the material, edged all round with good-sized cut beads or pearis. In some instances the beadff are of the same color as the dress. "Foulard do .Chine?' is used for dressy lingerie. Fashionable ladies have their chemises, night-dresses, small petticoats and drawers made of this foulard and trimmed with plaited and ruched Yalenciennes lace and insertions, Lace is extensively used for hats and bonnet?, black with gold embroidery, and the cream-colored, being the most becoming. The lace is put on in the center of the crown, and arranged round and round, with a little fullness. One flower and a bow of liice finish it off. Some of the new lace ruffs are very The bows and loops reach almost to the waist. These are becoming to many faces, but they require that the hair should be worn very high over the forehead. Colored linings are a great feature in the new black black mantles, cardinal red and pale lilac being more in request than any others. The quantity of cut et beads on all mantles is enormous, bands of cashmere or multi-colored beads are used sparingly and in, conjunction with black ones. Many mantles are made of reversible silk—satinet on one side and ribbed silk on the other. conceptions ol when we contrast the tom-tom with our matchless grand pianos of to-day, or with qui^c^hty pipe organs, whose magnetic and powerful voices cause us involuntarily to remove our hats and bow our heads, lifting us by their influence almost uito the presence of the infinite.—-S. O. Bice. Tme Nobllily. What is noble to inherit? To inherit Wealth, ealate and proud decree? ^ere moat be some kit^her wexic, Higher yet than thos« foo^iitieJ -Somothing greater ilur mnat enter Into life'« njajestio span. Fitted to create and center True nobility in maní \Vhati8 noble f "Tib tho finer ' Portions ot <mr mind and hearty ' Linked to something still divloet ' * Than mere language can impart*^ Kver jpromptlng, over seeing Some improvement yet to plan To nplilt oar fellow beinpc, And, like man> to leel lor manU^:,! What is noblo T to ths wtHm - ~ Nobler than the humble spade ? ■ -There!a,Ajaignity.inJahot- Finer than e'er pomp arrayed; He who seeks the world's improvemant Aids the world in aiding mind; JEyory^great commanding-movementj,. Serves not one, but alt mankind! jllSPELUNEOUi^ A cat's mouth is like a free show;— open to waul. The value of the live stock in Georgia is about $91,017,634. Georgi^intends- to^-grow-on;e-milj|ionr-'^ fifty-pound watermelons this year. When two dentists are partners t^ey rarely quarrel-they pull together. One-fifth of the cattle that run on the Western plains die during the: winter. Moredaily and weekly papers are pnb-_^ lished in London than in any other city in the world. Wendell Phillips never attends church, and takes no part in religious worship ^ anywhere. | V "I never do things by halves!" said the urchin when he ate a whole pie he foimd in the cupbdard. Thpreare now established and- doing a successful business more than twenty celluloid companies In tlie United States. . " „ . Within the past fifty years abont 200,000 miles of railroads have been built in the world at a cost of $15.000,- 000,000. The fruit and vegetable business from Florida to Northern and-Westemrcities— has grown from about 25,000 boxes in 1874 to 950,000 in 1880. ^ , Twenty-one new planets were discovered last year, but the worldmust go right on with the same stovepipe invented fifty years ago.- An £:«rly Betrothal. An early betrothal is chronicled in the Elmira (N.. Y ) Free Press. Two young couples were married wit'iin a fenrmoutiia-ol-eaeh-other,-. and_/rom families that had been very intimate. In January last a boy was born to one of them, and he was welcomed as heartily as though he had been a prince of a reigning house. Last month a girl appeared to the other young couple. One evening the mother of the boy visited the mother of the girl, taking her child with her. Most oi the members of, ii1affiilte3'^ere-^lsaT>rc^nt,. The mother of the boy took a rather diminutive but costly ring from a case, and, placing it on the finger of the girl scarcely a month old, solemnly engaged her sen to the child, the matter to bo ratified in the future. historianT" It was simply: "(iood Knight." Men have their barber-shops and women their sewing societies. Gossip in the greatest rival of the newspaper. Curiosity is mankind's strongest passion. —Wheeling Leader. "Appointment" and "Interment" is a rhyme sent in by a poet'this morning. If he wilirkindly take the-formcr-we-will guarantee that he will get the latter.—.Ncio Fauen iiefl^'er Physician to government clerk: Well, what do you complain of?" C.: " Sleeplessness, doctor.'' Physician: "At what time do you go to bed?" G. C.: "Oh, I don't mean at night, but during office hours!" The wrought iron tube for the tunnel between New York and Jersey City, under the Hudson river, will require a shipment of three ciir loads a-week for ~ three years. It is being made in Erie, Pa., and will cost about $700,000. ^ Half-breed Indian girls are used ,in ^ Montana as domestics, because, being cast out by their tribes, they are willing to work without wages. A movement on foot in Helena to see that thw hereafter shall be^iven proper -SchoaliL^ ing—--■ ' —- comevwhen k By may know ■ tlie^ni she must part with- «T; that time-both money." - " Money r Simon tnmqd the i^age gleefollf. and tben read of certain :imd«r the old peat troTBSt wisely imt ont afc inr Country Social Lifcu Country folks are in general so fully occupied with affairs that they have no time -to discover how lonesome they really are. So far as this is concerned we think it is a misfortune. We are too busy. We work too hard. We take few, or no holidays., We read and think top little, and do not spend sufficient timerin social culture. There is no reason why those who plow the soil or whose talk is of bullock " should noe experience the refinements which art the result of formal tocial life. In business, at bargains, in pursuit of dollars, no man isrseen^t his4>est.-He4s^thorny» sp ney, with his back up aa a porcupine might be at his business. Let one doff his worl^g clothes and enter a room full of neighborsr^mm, women, young men and maid^ens—and he is a man of another ^Indi He naturally falls into the ways of a I intuitive kindness which is really the truest politeness; the doing to his companion what ne should^do to him. He "letshimself out" to please,^nd after an evening spent in social converse, he retires with many rough comers and asperities toned down. For a few days-the influence remains. It wouIAt be permanent if it could be reinforced now and then, and tbE^ gf^od results would be moiiragreeabie difttculliy in bringing the«« food.inilu encet ta'ibear. TWd or thweperwns _____ a^i them ctmi^rih^lBiMittoii wlto^ Now liih^^^ itt^ It is proved, where ttsii are preserved in many of our bays open to the sea, and even in some few lakes and streams, and not allowed to be caught except nt proper seasons, that, acre for acre, the water furnishes a more valuaTale product than the richest and most highly cultivated land. We are glad to notice that more and more attention is given to this matter annually by the United States and single State governments, also b y private individuals. Fieh add a great variety to our food and are alike healthful and palatable, perhaps more go tbffn most kinds of meats. Bj^ ex changes with foreign nations, man j new kinds have been added to our waters', and we are promised more. In consequence of this our products are continually increasing, and some waters, in which, heretofore, little of consequence founi life, a» now producing largely, as in the instance of the European carp wiiich subsists solely on vegetable matter growing in the water. RcMUing Her Lover. liCt Ulrls liCaru. To be pure in mind ajpd heart To be mcdest in demeanor. To be helpful at home. And then there are less'< vital things that they should learn; as To sew neatly. To do simple cooking. To buy with cconomy. To dress with taste. To read aloud well. There are many other useful and orna mental accomplishments wiJiin the reach of ir.ost girls, but those which we have given are indispensable.—Our Monthly. Breaking Bad News. Whether is it preferable, to break bad news suddenly or gradually ? A case in White Mills, Pa., shows how a dreadful result may be brougîit about l>y ^ho very means taken to avoid it. It ax>-pears that t^^young man in one of the Southern States for the past two years has been paying his attentions to Miss Schenck, a beautiful, wealthy and accomplished young lady of that place, and was engaged to be married at an early day. About three months ago he Eustis to visit his heart's idol. Thfe^ young lady stood upon the veranda watehing his approach. She saw, too, u ^iark cloud rising in the southeast. Sooh the angry-looking clouds o'ersprrad the blue canopy of heaven, the wind rapidly increased to a storm, and seeing her lover'ii danger she bravely enttred a boat to go to his «escue. As she pushed oat.-from the. shore she saw his boat make a lunge, as if maddened by the re-gistance of the waves and wind, and go over. No time was to be lost; the danf^-ahead seemed , to give her the ftcenglih the deaperSeoccastonYeqni^r and after rowing for a mile against ^AmbA Me ih« cached the dhMter, tool^ her lover on board, whom she ftynad perched npon the up-tiinied boai^'' Udiofred^b^toihoit. A romantic rescue is reported by the Leesb'iry (Fla.) Advarice: An ardent ^^ ^^^ lovet-boarded his frail bark on Me ¿¿uthem home for the •n.__iiliIlia ^oarl-'a innl. Tlllft- ^^^ . ... , /___..__„r r.,1<I1i:n>r Terrible Adventure In a Well. Near the- Umatila river recently Mr. Green was digging a well, and Mr. Scott, his brother-in-law, yrhWe brewing a young and vicioul horse, ap-proached the well to »P^^ Jf GreenTthen some thirteen teet ^low. As Scott attempted to start the horse, it whirled him around and with ears pinned back and mouth wide opOT, made a plunge for him. He dodged, and into tlie weinhehorse tumbled._^_--- he went down he doubled up so that shdulders and side struck Green, crushing him to the earth. The only thing that prevented him from being instantly kil'ed was a box which was suspended by a rope which was fistoned above. This sustained sufficient weight toallow him to breathe, having b«5en Cf^bf« down so that his face came beside the box. At once Scott realized the situation and knew that tlie frantic efforts of the animal would quickly kill the man beneath him, and seizing an axe hJ jumped down upon the animal, W^» life and death struggle ensued. At length he managed-to strike thd horse a blow on the iiead which stunned him, and he then quickly dif patched him; » every time he struggled large„quantltie§ of earth poured down upon the luckless Green, who was imprisoned beneath. Scott climbed tojhe stirfaceand ran^ ^ mile and a half for help. North with the intention of fulfilling the engagement, when an accident occurred which resulted in his death. The news of his death reached the young lady's mother, who. knowing the strong attachment her daughter entertained for him, resolved to withhold the sad news from her daughter, if possible. To this end the mother Intercepted the letter which conveyed the news of his death, and the daughter was left in total ignorance of the truth. Time passed by. and the girl received no tidings fro^i her ^ihaent lover. Her only solution to the mysterious silence was that she bad been deserted. . Jt'sawork^ upon her mind that ioon her reason was dethroned, nnd she is now a raving mantac.^ Returning as quickly as possible, men set to work cutting thè horse to pieces and hoisting it out of the well Mrs. Green was presentand cheered ker htt«* band by telling liim he would soon be released. The poor was^suffering intense agony àfid ^d heìSiirld not live v a minute longer. He ba^e his wifei^ well in choking sóbs. With frantic efforts the animal was torn limb ftwm limb until the lastrplecé was dared away and the unconscious man was iound buried to his cUn in -dirt ohd gravel saturated with blood, and lifted to the surÉoce. He was carried to his_home,_wherc restoratives wei© Applied, and in a short time he spoke. Although no bones were broken tó WM ; ; badly crushed and bruised, and ntóy^;! ^ oenfined to hb bed for wwki'^ijjr*" MCOr^ymgrrn^ ^ ^J&SI ;