Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 16, 1889, Acton, Massachusetts
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KT umber 47.
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MAttLBOKO, PVVSOX, MAYNARD, CONOORDj ACJTOkj StfDBURY, W, WAYLAND, WESTON,
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X}"' BKMiti, In Worcester County.
Principal OtBees i Hatelton Block, Main at, MARLBORO. ChMrt BlM^Wood «quart, HUDSpN. ffaUHt'lfca
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«bis type or
no«« notices In locál column, 10 centta line each insertion.
Such M Wants, For Sale, To Le*. Lait, Found.
four linen, will be inserted
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ete., »ot exceeding four-----,..... -- __ .
one week, for twenty-tire cent«, or three week«
Cter4 mt Thnl»
Rot exceeding six Hum, one Insertion, 50 oenta KP* Transient advertising, cash in advance. MOM niNTM«
Of «tot description promptly and satisfactorily
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Spring and Summer
All onr goods are bonglit for cash and will be Sold for,cash
At Bottom Prices.
We are also prepared to clean and press clothing.
Pants not found in stock will be made to order if desired.
Neil Currie & Co..
Maynard'* Block. Main Street, Maynard.Oh How Hot!
Real solid comfort may be enjoyed by selecting youf. dresses from our large assortment ot
Crinkle Cloth, Challies, Seges,
Lima Ckiipknya, Mallaea, Ulagfcaau, Priata, '
and other Seasonable Novelties, which we are selling so low that you will hardly miss the outlay irom your purse.
Webavea full line of Lvliea,' Gents, apd Cliildten'sSummer Underwear, Hosiery, ;Qloyes, Mitts etc. Parasols, Fans ana Straw Hats are now ripe. Come and take your pick
We are selling tbe
"Eddy" and "Alaska" Refrigerators
and Ice Chests at less than manufacturer's prices. New style« in 1 Tapestry, Lowell Extra Super, and
Hemp Carpetings and Floor Oil
Cloths just received.
A splendid assortment of Wall Paper, «Parlor, Chamber and Kitchen Furniture Spring beds, Mattresses, Bedsteads, Chil dren's Carriages Ac.
Cheap for cash, or on installments.
Tuttles, Jones ft*
South Acton. Mass.
C. B. STONE,
WEST ACTON, MASa
INSUjtANCE * AGENT,
— AND —
JUSTICE OP THE PEACE.
• HTflpecId atUnUon given to settling estates ami «naming titles.
Stow, Maynard, Rockbottom, Berlin. Bolton and Boston
»Saw Mim and Barila at
----»..snnasiHlag atJtodsoajrtth 1M A. M.
train tor ftoeton.
Usn ■■is»« for Bolton and Berlin on arrival of MSP. X. train from Boston. f«M 1Mb iMlla M ■■sua. «I nata fawhia ■fit» a — ■—«>■. Ums,
; « to.jésrtkiv, rrsiriswr
Maynard—Thursdays, Fridays and SaU D^orilîb<^—^M(faya?°^Tue8day» and
Wednesdays, at residenoe Main street.
WK. H. HEBREW,
fiente*. Hairdresslng Boons.
Particular attention given to catting children's hair.
tralM Black, Hula Ml., Caaeard, nimm.
N. B. No resident of tbls town has any oonnec on .with this shop. .
HORACE TUTTLB Hack, Boarding
' and Livery Stable
WsUta RVMi Caaeanl. Blaaa.
Hacks and Barge* furnished for parties. Orders left at J.C. Friend's Drag Store and at the Stable win receive prompt attention, Connected by telephone.
L. E. BROOKS,
Had, Livery, Feel ft Boarding
STABLB Hacks furnished for weddings, funerals, etc., and barges for parties.
Opposite Fitehbnrg B.R. depot, CONCORD, - MAN*. Connected by telephone. Hacks at depo.
ABSENT TREATMENT GIVEN. Itesldenoe and Postoffloe address.
o. jee. -sroTjnsra-, Barber and Hairdresser,
Has newly fitted up the shop formerly ocoupicd by Thomas Miller, and is prepared to serve tlie public in a first class manner. Particular attention given to cutting Ladies' and Children's Hair. South Acton, Mass, May 6,1889.
THOMAS H. DRURY
Booms over If. S. Richardson's Drug Store.
A good line of
Worsted & Woolen Samples
To select from. A good ALL WOOL pair of Trousers for $5.00. Suits equally low.
OP"Repairing neatly done._£3
A. B. BLACK.
Wheelwright ft Carriage Boilder,
For sale, repaired, built or exchanged.
Harness Making, Carriage Painting and Trimming a Specialty.
Harnesses, Robes, Whips, etc., for sale or exchange.
The undersigned has opened a Meat and Provision Market in the rear of his residence, Thoreau St., where he will keep constantly on hand a first-class supply of Meat and Provisions of all kinds, Vegetables and Fruits in their season. Also a choice supply of Vermont Dairy Butter. It will be the aim ot the proprietor to please the public in Prices and Quality ol his Goods.
A. F. BOWMAN,
P J. SDIUVAN
Having Jtwirqeeived bis
has an elegant lifto of goods to select from consisting of the very latest styles, thus making this a rare opportunity for the purchase of a
at a low price. Call and see for your selves.
I guarantee to cut and make in a perfect manner all Clothing ordered from me. Prompt attention given to every customer.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and quickly done.
P. J. SULLIVAN,
Riverside Block, Main Street, 1HAYNAKI). - MASS.
H. S. HAPGOOD,
AUCTIONEER ft APPRAISER,
HARRY L ALDERMAN,
Will attend to all diseases of
Cattle, Horses, Sheep, etc.
Orders left with A. It. BLACK, will beprompt-ly attended to.
General Insnrnce Agent,
The following Companies are represented:
MUTtJAI. COMPANIES. Qaiaey, Ualyake, Worcester, Trad«» aad Meckaaiea,Citizens,nad nierrimnck. Stock Companies. H.SM, Springfield, Phoenix of Karl ford, las. Co. of N. A., Conlinmlnl,l'roT. Wash., aad Northern Awurnsce af Unto.
By Life and Accident Policies written In flrst-class Companies.
OLD COLONY RAILROAD-NORTHERN DIVISION.
Winter arrangement of trains, in effect on and after June 17, 1839, Marlboro, Nortlilwro, Clinton, Leominster and Fitchburg. Trains arrive ton & Albany Railroad depot, ltoston;
to anil from Boston and at and depart from lios-
Leave Fitchburg li 2fi
Leominster C'en, fi 35 !• ratta Junction, «ì 43 Cllalaa ^ 0 53
Uoltou ■ (6 67
West Berlin W W Berlin 7 OS
Northboro 7 12 V
Hoepltal station }7 15 Arrive Marlboro 7 37
Leave Marlboro 7 18
Marlboro Junct 7 25 Soutbboro Payville Framingham Lakeview, Arrive Bo. Frainin'm
Haataa Leave Mansfield Taunton. Mew Bedford Fall River Arrive at Mew York, Fall River
7 29 7 Si 1 39 47 40
ant 7 25 7 33
03 8 30
8 14 8 18
9 15 9 36
11 10 line.
am 9 00 9 09 9 18 9 28
9 45 19 47 10 03
9 50 9 S«
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11 00 11.35 1 03 1 40 I 44
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10 00 34 10
Wodn'ys & •Saturday» p 111
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Sundays a m 7 10 §7 1» 7 27 7 37 §7 41 §7 40 87 40
7 66 ' «7 60
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Weiln'ys & HmidayN SaturtluvH.
Leave Mew York Vail River, New Bedford Taunton, Mansttsld Haataa Bo Framingham Lakeview, Framingham Fayville Soathboro Marlboro June. Arrive Marlboro Leave Marlboro
am am 6 30pm
6 28 « 47
8 00 48 02
8 05 8 12 8 18 8 23 8 30 8 05
Hospital station, |8 29
Morthboio Berlin W. Berlin Bolton CUalaa fratu June. Leominster Arrive Fitchburg
48 89 98 42
9 10 9 19
8 20 8 45 » SI 10 45
11 58 }12 00
12 03 12 10 12 13 12 18 12 25 12 10
412 25 12 29 (12 37 12 41 412 40 12 51 1 01 1 09 1 19
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6 04 0 09 6.19 8 27 6 37
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VJOWKKjIJ AND VBAMINOÜA« BBANCH.
Lowell, 7.40 12.45
No. Acton Junction, 8.00 (1.07
Acton, 8.01 1.13
Concord JuncUon, 8.08 1.18
No. Sudbury, 48.14 (1.24
Sudbury, 8.19 1.28
So. Sudbury, 8.23 1.81
Mo. Framingham, §8.27 §1.30 Framingham, 8.31 ' 1.41
Lakeview, §1.42 So. Framingham Arrive, 8.36 1.46 So. Framingham Leave 8.42 1.65
Mansfield, Arrive, 9.35 2.43
Suny's. 1*.M. V.U.
§4-21 4.28 4.39
§4.56 6.00 6.30 6.08
040 7.08 7.10 7.1« 7.H0 7.40 7.48 8.00 8-10
So. Framingham, Ar. So. Fraiulngluuu, Lv, Lakeview, Frauilngham, Mo. Fromlngliain, So. Sudbury, Sudbury, No. Sudbury, Concord Junction, Acton,
Mo. Acton Junction, Lowell, Arrive,
P.M. 0.47 7.3S 7.56 §7.67 8.00 §«.05 8.11 8.10 §8 23 8.30 8.34 §«.;« 9.02
A.M. 10.46 11.30 11.38 §11.40 11.43 §11.47 11.62 11.65 §11.68 12.0» 12. lí^ §12.17 12.40
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§7 16 7 20 47 27 47 31 §7 35 7 41
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Sun'ys. P. M P.M.
4.65 6.65 6.68 §6.110 6.03 0.08 0.13 0.17 §0.21 0.29 G.33 §0.37 0.69
6.48 6.66 0.04 6.10 « 10 0.42 0.4» 0.57 7.37
IFlagStaUon. (Stops only to leave paase gersw (Stops nly for Boston passongera. Train leaving Fitchlnirg at 9 A M. connects for Cottage City. 12.16 p. m., Cottage City and Nnn-tncket. Returning, Nantucket, 7.00 A M. Cottage city, 6.15, 9.30, a. m., 1.00, p. u.
(Connect at South Framingham with trains to and from Worcester, HprlngUeld, and points on B. St A. K. B., at Mansfield for Newport, l'autucket, Providence, and points on Providence Division aad Ckpe Cod,
ISAAC N. MARSHALL,Sapt.. GEO. L. CONNOR, Oen*L Fs*r. Agt., J. R. KBNDRICK. Oen. Ma r
Dr. CHAS. H- JQHNQÜEST,
We are putting in a stock of good
WORK AND ROID IIOH,
CARRIAGES, WAGONS and HARNESSES,
which we shall endeavor to sell at reasonable prices. There will be 110 liens upon our stock, and we shall try not to misrepresent it.
Call and examine ourslock be* fore purchasing.
f^Stable and Repository (formerly occupied by Pope) 011 Main street, opposite Houghton's factory.
III. WOOD & CO.,
O Oloe open every day azoept Fridays from 9 A. M. to 12'M., ¡ufi from 1 to S P.M. . tl ei 01 ma tory. Appolntinenfajnade through the mail, box 132. Referenoo •21 Tramon tstraat, Boston. ,
Fridays, Drs.Flagg Ä O niayft-tf
NEW CORNERDrug Store.
Having moved into my new stove, at the corner of Main and Broad streets, I feel confident with my additional accommodations, I shall be better able than ever to meet the wants of my growing trade. I have put in a
Magnificent ' ,Tuffs Fountain,
From which I can serve refreshing soda, made from my own syrups.
Call and see 111c at my new
There are diamonds hung on the spray, And aea fog blown from tha bar. .. The world's aa wet as* river. O thrush, sing now or sing neven Spring seem* faraway.
Bine out, O blackbird, m j king. Myleart Is sick (or tha spring,
And oh, the drenching gray weather With April half through her tether, And May on the wing'
For I think when the hawthorn blows. And the lily's in bud, and the rose,
Perhaps one would scarcely remember To grieve for a day of November; But nobody knows!
And the nests deserted last year Uave a houseful, downy and dear; The thrush has got a new lover, (But oli, my kind wioter that's overt) The summer is nearl
THE HATCHING OF M
HOW IT IS CARRIED ON IN THE MOST FAMOUS HATCHERY.
Tlie Lute Svtli Or. cn and 111. Brother Who Now Curries . n tlie Work—Figures Showing tliu Great Number of Fish Balsed. Value of tho Industry.
Rochester, N. V, Aug. 18.—Midway between the pretty villages of Mumford and Caledonia, in western Now York, and on the hanks of a beautiful stream of ice cold water that lias itH sourco in innumerable bubbling springs, is located tbe oldest and most fa-mull.s fluli hatchery in tho United States. It was fdundixl by Seth Qreon, who became known tlio world over as the "Father of
JnfUf ¡¡lock, Main Street. Drpoflila Draw lalerent from the shii-Wrdnradnr ot Octaber, Jnnunry, April nut! July.
Dividends payable Saturday after ¡the tlilrit Wednesday in January and July.
HIJS1MICSS HOURS:—From 9 A. M. to 12 M. KVEIty DAV, and Saturdays from 0 A. M. to 12 M., an-11 to 6 and 6 to 8 i>. M.
MONKY LOANED on Real Kstato. Persons having loans can pay 011 tlio principal ttfty dollars or more at any tlnio and stop Interest on amount paid at once.
INVKHTMKNT CoMXITTKK KOll 18C9.—E. M. Btowe, Clias. H. Robinson, J. 3. Ilradloy, Itenj. Dearborn, L. T. .lefts. E. M. 8TOWK, l'resldont.
DAN1KL \V. STHATTON-. Treasurer
The undersigned would take this opportunity to return to the people of Hudson, his sincere thanks for the liberal patronage lie has received from them in the past, and to inform them that he will continue to ruuHis Hack from both Depots
011 arrival and departure of trains, and attend to all orders left at the
Post Office and Hudson House, as
usual, and at residence, corner of Park and Washington Streets.
E ir'' Orders attended to Sundays as well ax week days.
Til« HATCHKnV, CAJJIDONIA.
Fishes." Mr. Oieen was born near Rochester, N. Y., ill 1817 and died in that city in 18SS. When a inei o lad he was famous os a fisherman and hunter, and in after life be was regurded by those who knew him well as the best all round sportsman in tho world. State Fish Commissioner W. H. Bowman, in speaking of hU old friend, says: "He was the equal of any expert In that expert's lino; he could do many difficult things aud do tliem all well. He could tie a fly or a leader, rig a gun;;, cast a fly, shoot a rifle, pistol or Bhot-gim, sail a Iniat or knit a net as woU as any champion I ever saw. He knew (»crfeetly tho habits of fish and fowl aud insect; when he linked at strung.) waters he could tell at a glance the Ix'st plaeo in which to fish, and when he entered an unfrequented wood he knew instantly where to Hud tho game. His success its a sportsman was duo to a perfect physique, intense lovo of nature, wonderful powers of observation, a retentivo memory anil a reflective mind." I When <'ii "ne of his trijwto Canada in 1838 Sir. Green discovered the spawning bed of some salmon trout. Perched secure from observation on an overhanging tree, ho watched with great interest the movements of tho fish in tho water below, and it was thus that his attention was first directed to tho artificial propagation of fish, a field in which be was tho pioneer in the United States, and in which his fame was finally established.
But it was 110I until lSlil that Mr. Green began the actual propagation of fish 011 Caledonia creel;. Ho bad studied the subject so carefully, however, and ho worked with so much intelligence and zeal, that his experiments were siicce-eful almost from the very liegimiiiig, and in a short time I10 wus able to hatch 115 per cent, of the impregnated eggs. In 1SU7 Mr. Green discovered how to hatch the ova of shad, and invented his batching boxes, and this alone would have been enough to make him famous and preserve his name.
In 18tWh .<:; 1 np|«>intcd 0110 of theoriginal fish cumin -.îci^uf the stute of New York, with the Hon. Horatio .Seymour and the Hon. lîoU rt U. Uoosevelt as his colli agues: but he soon reigned tlmtofflco to li 'conio state superintendent of fisheries,
Hudson, June 5, IRRa.F. D. GATES.Blyt h's Bakery.Iloiuc Made Bread,Fancy andCommon Crackers ALWAYS FRESH.Weddimi and Fancy Cateto Order.
Hakery on Broad street ; store, Jefts Block, Main street.
BETH QIUIBN. and this position I10 held until the end of his life. Ill 1871 lie took the first shad fry across tho country, and tho parentage of tho millions of shad MQNnoK a. giu:en. now to be found in the watore of California may be traced to tho littlo fishes which Seth Green, all mo and unaided, put into tho head waters of tho Sacramento river eighteen years ago. To him also belongs tho credit of sending the first llsli eg;;s ever Rliip|K?d from tlio United States to foreign lands. IIo be-^cauie so proficient in this branch of fish culture that he was fi'.inlly able to pack and send them safely to nil i«irts of tho world.
Of his discoveries foreign countries were by no means uimpproclativo. France adorned him with several gold and silver medals, aud "lino medal was bestowed by Germany. In addition he received awards of merit in the shajie of diplomas from important societies in many lands.
The hatchery, as established by Mr. Green on Caledonia creek, was purchased by tho state of New York twenty yearsokoanil from time to tinio new buildings have been erected, the grounds have been enlarged and beautified, aud many additional ponds have been constructed, though it is dcslrablo that more should 1k> done in these directions. Tho preserve has long lieen a favorite resort, and in the summer time there aro hundreds of visitors who nro nU'orded every opportunity to see the fish and learn of the methods of propagation. Tlio [Kinds aro full of vigorous stock fish, which yield not only all the R|kiwu that can 1» bandied in the hatching house, but contribute lurgely to tho supply of other state hatcheries and of private ones that hatch for public distribution.
Tho stream, which is one of rare beauty, has 11 temi>eraturo so nearly uniform oil the year round that there is never uuy serious liiiidranco to the work from freezing, and the hatchery is the only 0110 in tho world havlnft natural waters where wild trout may be seen auil caught in abundance. This stream, too, is the only one from which it is possible to catch three different kinds of brook trout at a single cast. The manipulation of the spawn and fry is In tlio haiuis of skillful men trained to tho business by long experience. They work under the direction of Monroe A. Green, a brother of the late Seth Green, aud a gontleman thoroughly familiar with all tho delicate details of the science of pisciculture. Indeed, among the many experts now engaged in tho pro|>agatloii of fish, he stands in the very front rank. He has improved on old methods and originated and develoiwd new ones aud is thoroughly enthusiastic iu bU work. Among his inventions aro aerating cans for the transportation of fish, ill these tho water can Itffshlftod from one to another und aerated while in transit, thus avoiding stoppages and delays for tha purpose of changing the water, as was formerly necessary. Mr. Green also invented a valuable devico for preserving the eggs of
Hsh. He has kept egg» dry for nearly thrae months and then hatched them tucoossftUljr.
Of tbe brooding flsh under Mr. Green's charge there are 00,000 brook trout, distri bat-ad In twenty-eight ponds; , from 8S,000 to 80,000 brown or German trout Insight ponds; 1,BOO salmon trout, 800 hybrids, erosnd be-tween salmon and brook trout; 800 ffi^Mlng from Germany, and 15,000 carp. Tba brown trout were raised by Mr. Green from egga imported from Germany, and all tbe brown, trout now in the United States sprung from thoae reared by bim. Sportsmen prononnoa these flsh the hardest fighters in tha trout family. Specimens weighing Ave pounds have been caught in Spring erode, and this year about a million of these flsh have been put In the streams of the state. Ano her year tbe Caledonia hatchery will fill all orders from all sources for either the native brook trout, the brown or the California trout, for distribution in the publlo waters of Now York. The hybrids aro fast growers, but are better for lakes than for ponds.
Tbe McCloud river trout are migratory in their nature, and are kept principally that shipments may be made to Europe wbea de* sired. The saibiings, whioh aire nearly two years old. are the only flsh of the Und in the United States. Tbe spawn will be taken this fall. It cannot be sold as yet whether or not they will prove desirable flsh for our waters, but the experiment may lead to very valuable results. Tbe salmon trout are from six to twenty years old, the largest are over throe feet in length, and they weigh from six to twenty-ono pounds each. The feeding of these monsters is a novel and attractive sight. They live on a mixture of lights and liver, and will jump two or three feet to seize tho food, not waiting for it to strike water, which they splash to a great distance along the platforms.
At tho bead of the ponds aro sluices with graveled bods, and into.these the flsh ran to spawn. Experienced men then take them in hand, the spawn is pressed into pans and immediately impregnated with the milt from tho male flsh, and the eggs are then put into hatching boxes, which aro sixteen trays deep, each tray holding 12,000 eggs. Over these trays pure water is kept constantly runnlfig. A dally examination is made and imperfect or addled eggs are carefully removed. As soon as hatched tho fry arc put into troughs with licds of gravel, covered with running water. When they batch out the flsh emerge from the egg tail first. The sack attached to the body furnishes food for twenty or thirty days. As soon as the sacks are off, or even before, the fry are ready for shipment.
VIEW FROM OUTBID«.
A11 excellent Idea of the magnitude of the work under Mr. Green's charge may be gathered from the following statement of shipments made by bim during the first six months of this year:
Brook trout fry...........................1,805,600
Salmon trout fry.........................1,501,000
Salmon trouteggs......................... 760^000
Brook trout CRgs ......................... 100,000
Brook trout yearlings..................... 899
Brown trout fry........................... 621,000
Brown trout eggs ......................... 188,000
Brown trout yearlings ................... 178
California trout fry........................ 788,000
California trout eggs .................... 129,000
California trout yearlings................ ISO
Hybrids, 4 to 0 years old.................. 900
The Caledonia hatchery also supplies large quantities of black, rock and Oswego bass, bullheads, and other adult food fishes to the rivers ami lakes of tho state. These flsh are captured with nets and then sliipjied to their destinations in cans. In addition to this work in tho hatchery Mr. Monroo Green has charge of all tho shad hatching for the Hudson river. Last May and June he deposited over 0,000,000 shad fry iu that stream. This work has been going on for several years, with the very best results, and tho Hudson is now tbe largest shad producing river in the world. Netters and dealers aro able by the abundance to place tlieso excellent flsh before consumers at a cost within the reach of people of the humblest means, aud the wisdom of liberal appropriations of publio money for flsh culture has thus been conclusively demonstrated. William IL Samson.
Proper Temperature of Drinking Water.
Dr. William A. Hammond is credited with the following remarks: "Water for drinking purposes should never bo below 60 degs. We can almost always get it oven in tbe hottest weather as cool as this by letting it run for a minute or two from any household faucet, or drawing it from any pouutry weU. If not, there is no objection to cooling it to the point mentioned. Tho East India 'monkey,' which can now be had almost anywhere in this country, aud by means of which the contained water is cooled by its own evaporation, answers tho purpose admirably. I am qijito sure that, if ice water should be gener-ally discarded as a driyk, tho average duration of life would bo longthenod and existence rendered more tolerable."
A llnnilHoiue Structure.
Houston, Tex., Aug. IsJ.—1The new government building at this place is a radical ty|io of Moorish architecture. It is so strongly oriental that its design has been somewhat criticised on the score that it is not appropriate for a public
GOVERNMENT BL'ILDINO, HOUSTON, TKX.
building in America. Owing to these criticisms it is not impossible the supervising architect will decide to omit the minaret from the roof of the octagonal tower. Tbe structure is of brick, three stories and basement, with base walls of stone, trimmings of terra cotta and the walls throughout laid with alternating bands of dork and red bricks. The facade is broken in true Mooresque style,with three-quarter circular arches over doors and windows. Tbe building, which is now in process of construction and completed up to tbe top of the first story, occupies ground of 75 by 140 feet, and will bo used for
the poetofflee and other government offices. The site, which is an advantageous one, cost $7,000, and the building will cost about $70,-
"To bo seventy years young," wrote Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to Mrs. Julia Ward Howeon bor birthday, ''issometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to bo forty years old."
Tbe Misses Chattaway, who, for etghtoen years, have sbown Shakespeare's house at Stratford-on-Avon to visitors, have been obliged to resign their post on account of ill health.
Four hundred Sileslan lace makers have been at work for live weeks on a magnificent veil for the sister of the German empress, who is about to marry Prince Leopold of Prussia.
Mr*. Julia Ward Howe acknowledges, with a sigh of pleased fatigue, that she has "had enough of her birthday." Four celebrations would be sufficient to tax the strougth of much younger people.
A 1980 COTTAGE. f
A Cheap and Taatefel Haas» for m Basati «•Ujr.
Tbetttfactiveoottagethowa bere Utaken Crom an admirable book ot designs entitled "Sensible Low Cost Hoimbs," published by the National Architects' union, of 897 Chestnut strSet, Phlladelphla. Thlsoottage has been ■ ■ * - - * m small I
designed specially (or
young eoupto wishing to build their first homo. Tbe exterior effect is spacious, while the Interior Is arranged with a view to comfort and a smaU amount ot labor In thedo-mestio management.
First Story—A square porch leads to n pleasant and wall lighted ball, on the left of which is the parlor, ISxlSfeet. The kitchen, or living room, 18x23 feet, exteuds the width of the house, and can be used for both these purposes, or the parlor can be used for a dining and living room. The stairs to the basement lead from the hall.
Second Story—This floor contains one large bed chamber, 13x10 feet, and two smaUer but airy rooms, 9x10 feet, and 0x12 feet, with a large closet in each.
Materials—Foundation, rough etono or brick; frame construction; first and second stories and gables, clapboarded and paneled; roof shingled. No attic—air space only. Basement under main walla Price, com pleto, $950i _
THIS WOULD COST $7,500.
Design for * 8pacloos aud Convenient Modern Bouse.
The accompanying illustration» from The Boston Globo show the first and second floor plans and perspective view of a modern dwelling, of rather unique design. Tbe cut up of the rooms is quite simple, yet affords
good accommodations. All tbe principal rooms on the first floor may be thrown into one large apartment by means of the wide sliding doors. Several opoa grates afford heat and ventilation. The commanding feature of the design, however, is the circular
Sttnng^^Jfmmg JZûo*! Rooy
O BOUND FLOOR.
tower, with its concentric piazza and balcony. The house is 00 feet long and 41 feet wide In extreme. The first story is 10 feet high and the second story 9 feet 0 inches. With interior finish of modest pattern, some hard wood, good plumbing, plate glass, eta,
it would cost about $7,BOO to build in the vicinity of Boston. The plans were prepared by Architect Frank L. Smith, 22 School street, Boston.
To Prevent Bnstinic.
A correspondent writing to Tho Artisan gives a simple plan of preventing sheet iron stacks from rusting. He says that if before raising tbe new chimney, each section, as it comes from the shop, be coated with common coal tar, then filled with light shavings and fired, it will resist rust for an Indefinite period, rendering future painting unnecessary. In proof of this he cites a chimney which was erected in 1800, treated as above described, and Is today as bright as it was the day it was raised, without having a particle of paint applied since. The theory by which be accounts for this result is that the coal tar is literally burned into the iron, closing the pores and rendering It rust proof.
Among the curiosities of conveyancbig are these, exhumed by The Green Bag:
In an old deed a oertain boundary line was described as terminating at "a stump where Daniel Harrington licked William Jon««."
In the early days of tbe township of North Hatfield, Mass., a road was laid out which was described as "running from Pochang meadow to the strsam where old Mr. Dooli^ tie's horse died."
TWO LIVES DARKEN
SAD RE8ULT8 OF THE MI8TAKE8 MADE BY A HU8BAND AND WIFE.
A Quiet Little Cottage That Has Beea tfce
Scene of a Tragedy—A Btorr with •
"Hlehard Bar«" in It—A Wife's Utile
Secret and a Husband's Bash Judgment.
"That's a pretty, home like little place, isn't itr asked a fellow passenger of a Commercial man on an incoming Lexington brain. The "little place" referred to was * cottage home not many miles this aide of Lexington, a half mile back from the railroad, and Seen from the train window with all of its pretty environments did look like a refuge for hap* piness in a refined state of purity, where some loving couple, free from the perplexities and tins of the world, might Aud a foretaste of heaven. "Well," continued the speaker, as the train flew by other scenes just as pretty, "there is a tragically sad story counected with that place about which but little has ever been published, and the true inwardness of which but very few know. Five years ago it was the home of as happy a pair of moderately wealthy young people as could be found in tbe state. Thoy had youth, wealth, a name as well known and untarnished as that of any of the old families in this seotlon, and a littlo daughter in whom was centered their combined love. Tbey ought to have been, and I believe were, as happy as any couple in tho state.
THE FIRST MISTAKE.
"One afternoon the wife received a letter postmarked at a little town in Indlnna, near where she had lived when she came to Kentucky on a visit and mot the man she afterward loved and wed. She laughingly told her husband, but with evident embarrassment, that she 'had a secret' and would have to go to Louisville. He at that time knew but littlo aliout his wlfe'B Indiana kins-people, whom he hail only seen at the time of their wedding and on the two or three visits bo had made at her home during the brief engagement which followed their meeting in Kentucky. He never wondered at his wife's conduct that day at the start and assisted her off to the train next morning, half jest-inglv demanding the author of the letter which called her a way. She never told bim, however, and his parting words were a caution not to miss tho ovening train, as he and baby would bo uneasy and lonely.
"The woman had made the first mistake of her life In not telling her husband the truth. Sho was 011 her way to meet a gcapegraco of a brother who had written pleading for an interview and for a little money, for which he dared not go home. She reached Louisville, went to the Gait house, near tho depot, registered, and tent for the brother, who came, and with whom sho talked long enough to miss her train. The telegram she sent reached the station we just passed, for somo reason, later than the train she should have been 011, and tho minnte tbe latter passed the young husband's anxiety was converted into something like jealouB fright. He took the next train for Louisville, reached there after dark, aud at the clerk's desk in the Gait
found that his wife was in room-. 'Have
a boy show mo up,' said he, registering the same name farther down the page; 'she is my wife,' anil then ho lookod strangely at the clerk, who, with a peculiar smile, had said: 'She has a visitor now—a gentleman, who called early iu tho day.'
"Well, to make a short story of it, he beat his card to tho door, and with feelings he himself did not understand burst into the room, his face livid with rage, and a cry of 'What does this meanf The young wife, who was even then deprecating to her brother the mistake which was keeping her away from home, read in her husband^ face and demand all be thought, and was borrifled in return. Too indignant to immediately explain, sho stood staring at him with wLat he thought .was u guilty look, until crazed by he knew not what he struck her down, and turned to the brother, who had escaped to the ball and down tbe stairs, leaving the outraged sister to explain to her misguided bus-band. The latter followed too late to find him, and telling tbo clerk in a strange voloe that his wife would remain all night and that ho wouldn't, left the hotel.
"Ho spent tho night walking tbe streets and watching the hotel entrance for the man ho fully intended to murder. How tbe young wife spent that night will never bo known. She must have been already mad, when next morning she returned home, and, |>acking a few of her belongings, seized her child and • was leaving her homo never to return. It was at the head of the stairs, in a blind rage, with her child in her arms, that her foot caught in the carpet, and she and the littlo one were dashed to tho landing below. The baby's head, with the weigbt of tho mother added, struck 011 tho first post of the banisters, and two hours later she was dead. Tha half crazod husband reached bis homo five minutes after tho accident, and it wus over their dying child that they came to understand the terrible mistake that each, and he especially, bad made. She was wholly insane before the bearso came back from tbe little grave where nil their happiness, past and-to come, was laid.
"Sho has been ever since an inmnto of the asylum at Loxiugton. Tho ruiued man lives with his aged mother in tho littlo homo we passed and Is littlo more than a hermit You may occasionally boo him at one of the race meeting* iu Louisville, the only kind of amusement ho seems to ever seek, but he looks older than ineu of twice his age and shows the burden he bears is a terrible one. Not a half dozen people who know them know that his mistake drove his wife to the act which killed her child and mode her a maniac. It was presumed by every one that the littlo one fell whilo at play and that her mother's devotion was too strong for her delicately strung system to boar the shock which dethroued her mind. "—Louisville Commercial.
A Costly Sombrero.
Col. George W. Adair, of Atlanta, has a sombrero which cost him $0,000. The only ornamontatiou aliout it is a cord of gold braid wrapped about the crown. Years ago tho colonel bought a copper mine in Mexico for which he paid $6,000 in cash. He left his home and went to tbe land of tho greasers to show thom how to make money out of a copper mine. He bought the sombrero and a big pair of boots to wear while boshing the workmen digging out tbe ore. The mine had been pretty well suited, or something else was the matter with it, for it yielded no money, and Col. Adair, after somo time spent in losing money on it, was glad enough to leave it and return to Atlanta. Tho boots have long since worn out, and all the colonel has to show for his $0,000 is the old Mexican sombrero.—Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution.
A Suggestive Contrast.
A minister and a wealthy member of his congregation were walking along tbe beach admiring the shells that had been cast up by the sea.
"Can you tell me,"said the minister, "why this ocean is unlike—very unlike—my congregation I"
"I couldn't tell; no, sir. I am dispoeod to look upon conundrums as frivolous."
"Sometimes they are, but this ono isnt It is based on a sad, solid fact."
"Well, I give it up, anyhow."
"It's because tbe sea shells out."
And the wealthy member was wrapped in thought for several minutes.—Washington Capital. _
William Morris, though a Socialist, does not. seem to like Mr. Bellamy's "Looking Backward." He says that« though tho author "tells us that every man is free to choose his occupation, and that work is no burden to any one, the impression which bo produoea is that of a huge standing army, tightly drilled, compelled by somo mysterious, fate to unceasing anxiety for the product iuu of wares to satisfy every caprice." William Morris' "Dream of John Bali," by the nay, is a much more satisfactory bit of Utopia nlstBF literature thau "Looking Back «fard."- v