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'EXPECTANT We Oiler You • REMEDY Which INJURES safety ol Life to Mother -•« Child. "MOTHERS' FRIEND" 1 Robs Confinement of Us Pain, Horror and Risk. , 1 My wlfo used "' SornKHS' rfllEJfb'" bo- J.forc birth or her. llrst child, she did nol. suSor trom CHAMl'Sor PAINS— WM quickly ) relieved »t tlio critical hour suffering but k little— sho.lmd no pulii3 uttcrwurfl and her recovery wns rnpld. • • • • -._ E, E. JOHNSTON, Eufniiln, Ala. , Sent hy Mull or Express, on rocoint ol i pilco, »I.OO p«r Mtlo. .Book .'-'To Molh- , era" mulled Free. . . .• . . ,. - •} . • ' BB ADFIFI:!) liMlUI.ATOR CO.'. Atlinti, fli. SOLD BY ALL DRVOOISTS, ^/SX^^X/Vs/V^-^^* TIMK TABLES. •Dan,. Bradford and Col... nmidelphla * N. Y. Richmond & Clntl... Ind'pls * Ix>ulsvllle. EffBCr & Foorla Cvown Point fc Chl. Richmond & Clntl. Crown Point & Chl. Jlontlcello 4 inner Bradford ft Col Bffner local frelRht- Lad-pis * Lou!nvllle. Richmond and Cliul. Bradford and Col... Phlla & New York... 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No 3d leaw..... • •• No 84 le»ve ]•.:(! p m •IfliM p 111 f :J7 V III , 3:1 lip in 10 It" li m ,. 2:41 a ra .. »;4>i a m . 4:53 p m 12 60 p m ...10:30 a m .. 2 36 I> m .NM5 a m ... 3;30 p in VAN DA LI A THAIS*. TND. No c ror^tJos-pii. ilnli n. ^ummy....ii;:3i »m No H lor ?t Josei.h, Uul.y fa Sunday ..... 6:i6 n m >o20!orst Joseph, exSuo ............ 4S) D m No 16 to St Joieph Sunday -on If ............ • M B m No 8 ex Sundaj for Soutii Bend ............. 8 J6 p m No 8 has through parlor , car, Indlannpol!« to South Bend via Colin. • . No .JO bus through «leeper», St Louis toMncki nSH- FOB THE SOUTH No 13 ( forT«rre Hants dBlljMSuo™ ...... 713 B m Noll forTerr»Ham«duiljexSun ..... M5 p m No SI daltf ex Sunday.: ................. : ........ J1A> an No 13 has ihtouxn parlor car, Sooth Bend to IndlaMpolbTiaColfax. . . .... So 21 ha» through' Sleeper, • Mackinaw, to St ••• No is d»nyejc«pt Snndny;..: .......... •'-' No 17 Snndaj.onlJ ...... :;... ............... • ...... For compl«u,tlmii card, glvlnr all tr«ln« •nd rt»tloni, »n<T for full information a* to rate*, through cars, etc.. »dareM w J, C* BDQEWORTH, Agent. .'I f.':.'-.-.' :• . ;.-:.•' •• . Logamport. InU. Or B. A. Fort, . General • 7ai»n( er *Jt«nt, Bt Loul* Mo, .......... , "',.., ::": •":. »v; ':": .7 or. '.7 .H-.-.t •• ......... OISOM nxf orunwprlco under inm» Ra»r*a- ty. llyo»n«<»rto«om»h«j«w«wjjloon. GOSSIP FEOM CHICAGO. mrmnntcetoenn. WefallcltUi«mo>t Ufa ores »n« onalleDi* tbe world uiewe< aumotearo. Till dls«««o b^i- ft Died thj skillet thejnmt «auaqt elm*. Ssoa, -HINDOO nopvca •EUCI.' KerTouf r*rMli,VL... Iloni,«t-J.,o"l coibraiufnori l^ilMuilo^l tffSS&K&^K&^jR R'™i.,ii«.pj«H««i;?e>«a. ) liWVSbuMsT^Y. j rigor .nd Hj« «na-i|uiolUr,T"v olaoryouitff. ]r"bnti TMIIT •olT roBtonij irrit fSKS^^w^Vfa^^u'JSr'KtSoWjiii: SSirajKtaffiBwwsffiftW* •:SSM™^!s«»C!' 1 V;S!U'" l .i'K?S."Ji 1 2 fa. UDI* . PAFU, li !P»M. ;ANTAl-IVliDY Balsam, of Copaiba, f iCubebsdrlnjections and ;TCDHB-IH.i8 HOURS r--thp'"saintf -'diseases 1 w ' •m\7 , IOD, Irrltolloa or il=«r« tlon uf ni.ii c o n • ui«n; '>»'"»• X"'-"".''"""' 1 " , D uln ,.„>. , olprwu w,p«id, for .00, ur 3 Lottlw, »l»r wet - Two Aldermen Exchangro Som« Heat OompHinentB. ; Corruption In Varlotn City DopartmoaM- Clilof at 1'qllco ObJ«ot« to Sfvtpaptr Entorprlno _ FlRurH Compiled from New City Directory. [Special ChlCttBO letter.] If you wnnt to study humnu nature of iv certain- li ind, or rather an uncertain kind, visit the Chicago council chore-. ber-wJien the honorable aldermen, who, In nine, cases .out of ten, inisrcprosent • Uieir constituents, are in session. ThCj other iiipht. one of pur eity.fu.(Jiers arose Bad, turoing to orie of his esteemed col- Icnyucs, nccuncct him of having nttempt- ed to bribe other esteemed colleagues, the speaker Included, to vote for oer- MATOH SWIFT OF CHICAGO, tain street railway ordinances. The -Honorable jjorsonnge charged with tliifl heinous offense, breathed . very ha.rd and, iiddresMiusr Mayor Swift, said, with more emphasis than elegance: "Mr: Mayor, all I .wont to say is that the gentleman who has Just spoken is a.liai-." Thereupon his accuser retnrtert: "You're another;" and peace nnd harmony seemed to be restored. At the earnest sol iia tat ion of » f«w honest members of t.he council an luvestig«,lr ing cointnirtec was appointed to inquire into the charges preferred.in so public :i manner; and if everjTWng- poesvrgll this committee will, in due time, file a report that will arouse envy in Hie breast of every professional whitewosh- cr In the land. Meanwhile tbe accused alderman bos taken the press in his confidt:np.e and .informed a score- or more of reporters that his accuser was dead drunk when he made bis sensational statement,--'and-that'be would recant as soon as the influence o* liquor had worn off. 'As birds of a feather are supposed to be-intimately acquainted with each other's frailties, it. may be taken for .granted that the trifling episode here recounted will be barren of results, OK far as the public is concerned; and the boodlers will continue to give away public thoroughfares whenever corporations rony show u. willingness to put up a reasonable amount of. monej- for Uie councirs purchasable vote. ________ How TMp«j-«r« Arc Bobbed. Tliat, \rlth such a council, corruption Khould dominate other'bran dies of the city government is. .but : natural,' For years Important offl'ceB'wcre-glVento ward bummers' Who' were, in every sense, 'sores' on 'the body; politic. Several imonthfl ugo the (•itizens-: voted tor the establishment 'of ,a .civil, -service commission, and although this body haa not sticmeded.in accomplishing very roucb, yet .Its investigatlonx have brought to light many abiises of a-serious nature, -notably in the street paving-department • The'Commission was extremely slow in fo'nu'ulatiug'charge' ngainst the offending officials, but a few. days' ago it;announced itself, to.,be- j-eady for tie trial of an inspector whose duty" it was, to see that paving contractors did work-in accordance with their agreemejvU.j Instead of comply- ''' i.h.'is.oat^|of. offlccl 1 this inspector u B»lmcnr«H colds, old confhs, bronchitis «nd pltnrlty !**• DENIS ' J.' .'SWT2NIE,; CHIEF ^CHICAGO .FIRE rjEPARTMBNT. r ,, Irnporttmc'fl a contractor tor-bribes and condemned' some; pf-'his mnterlal :simply because he would not be bled. The taxpayers of Chicago pay millions of dollir8\ every, year. for. special paving assessments. In every instonw tbe contracts call for the best -ivork nnd choicest materials, and., yet the pavements .wear>but'.within- three 6r; four years. .The. newspapers have, time. iLnd.ngnin hinted at the •dislionesty of the-insppc- tors intrusted with superintending puA- tug''c6ntni«tfl, -bnt until re«*nUy the nldermen^ 'nji'd'iotber city- offlniiiili" hav« been unanimous in denoti-noing such , press. reports, us "silly Rerisat.lpn*;" The ' J Jnvestigatlou" : about'to •be-imiae-by the '' cy'wr.- "th'e In'ewspapers' b'ave been' on' .the right 'u-aoki-'ancUth'e taxpayers .Jwil). ow-elone ~rhqre ; debt,of 'firratitndo to,the>.ec!itorfi of •'Chlcafjo 'whoilnitfc-tiine dnd'rignJn stood between '^Be -puolic stfd.VtJj.lerlng 1 : dis- graeeful qoancil ['.majority.. ' and ., their •stiU r TOore-'de«p'ib«ble lienehm'e^-ln-the , y»riptis-;clty.!.offlceg.''; • -,-/- ( .-;.";;, :"•:;,_»• n*n»a 10 »e • uict»cor. Speaking of municipal cfyil service reform reminds ne>of 'the peculiar action of DeuU J. SyveBli, chM.of ihe Chicago '^"" deparimenti Th)i^ ijtfRcial . jhiir • evolved, ont if p*ll.tt«il chao*, aelepttri, riicn't f anied thrbugh'dnt the oountrjrf or Itt efllclency and.perfectdiscipllnf, He has held. his prewht position .for:.inar!/ years and o\res his popularity uncl s'no ceiiH to vhii'iidujitlon of a civil service system, devised by himself and tiicltly 01-knowledge*! by n uuccession of ir.nvovs. And yet this s<.'lf-sinrie olliclul threiit- encd to resign recently becnuse the cif.y civil service commission insisted u|u ; n- tbe promotion in the- depai tinentof several official." cnlitlccl to if, by virtue of length of service, and g-pncral nliility. The eliief, grown frrcat. liy pruiw, nt- tenipted to make himself a.di.ctatc-rniid, sole awiior of i'lir l!.n: department. Fortunately, his frir'mls suou-i'di'd in convincing Jinn that no man can be grr!i'.« than the power Unit h:is orcntvrt him; and nt-thr eleventh hour thi-.cliii'f submitted to the ruling's of the t-iimniiBslon-- ers anil mnde his proinol-iuns in conformity with the rules ofthi' city servr ice. His submission wiif liailnl with delight, not only bwiiuiiij ^lr, Swpiiie is a most efficient fireman, but beeaitse be hns for years fought single-handud lor the separation of the great city depart-, ments from iililermonic and other political influence. ' • Doenn't Like the N«w»pnpor». In Ohlcapo, as clscwhi're. whenever a public official is twitted with disorgani- sation in his office, he Ijcgiiis to abuse the press. The-latest >>.\iimple is Chief of Police JBadenqch, who c-oroplii.iiist.hat the city papers nnrl the various press or yar-ixnition-s which sup|j!y ojiteide papers with nows have published entirely too much nbout 18 store "liold lips" -.vhlcb mystified the fly. rops of th« citv for mnny weeks. Day after, day merchants wore robbed in thi-ir stores nnd offices, nnd tiny after tiny (lie. ncwsp«i; rs of the country published accounts of. tbe crimes. Descriptions of the mod- cm Dick furpins were given to tlie police, but tor weeks no lopic:il arresti v.'ere mnile. It was probably the latter fact which led -the- chief of police to pive Httcrunno to his ^omplnir.t nbout . Ui? l-rcss. In, reporUupr these "stiokups"--; that is the police term for n store rol> : bery — the newspapers f-.imply difl their rluty. 1 'They put merchants on their puanl, and c:iusfiil t.heni to nrr.i their onshiers with firearms; and this precaution, which was nlso made public bv the papers, probably bus had moru to do with the cessation of robberies than tbe. wholesale arrests mnde by a tiesporttte. police force. Instead of condemning the newspapers,-Chief Boik-- noch should have moved a vote of Ihnnka. * ' _' Why thlc«RO Pi-oplc Srollr. 'More pleasant than the cont^mplO' tion of munioipiii govotrment and its abuses, to the average Chicagoan, at THE CURSE OF HUMOR; ''MARCUS A. HANNA. , Icosti Is n.glnnce at the new city directory, which I'ontttins 55.000 names more thaii last' year's 'edition trnd -indicates a population of i ,75!>,000. The book has IOD',000 more niuneB and addresses than ariy other. city directory published in. Arflerlc<t,nnd is generally •nccep.ted.as an JBduiputu.ble -proof of.. ; the ..ormtinuefl h'cftl'fcby -erow'th uf.tlie western metropolis. Another plea™".* surprise was furnished by ' tli* leaders of tie republican aud democratic parties whose manur fi crs have 'decided' to •osio.blish cnrn- palfrn he:iaquarters • at Chicago. ."During, the presidential campaign: . of 'u892 •thfl • -;di-inoi:i-u.tiq- ;. .natioind .,. committee maintainpd- a.'.kipd.ol nn wta.blislirn.ent 'heTC-'undiirlib'.i; ri'nme of 'Viilirbcoclfljiaf 1 ; .ter's,"' but 'this yr-ar rhirago'AvIlV have the c^nva'hc articl^ 'wu'fi-anled tobe an complete' 1 nV '(!he -'New ' York 1 'estfllilLsh- ments. >lar<:'w A. Kaunn. McKinlfy's ,TiniTer;- an rann™? 11 "'.hainnan tn hei-ome impressed wlt.U..tne^inpopUinwof.ChABjgx) as a-politic'al center, nntl by 'eatnWlsh- inp henclqiiarte'fs here;/has,won the-gpod opinion or all' Ch'taiRontis. democrats as well: as .republican*:'-. TheJmpression that, the battle between t,h« two great parties will have to be foupbt. in Illinois and adjoining states ho» been Btronp. n'tno-ng: western jioliticiaus for some time, and t,h'ey ore quite as well pleased with the action of the national committees as are the people of Chicago. Campaign headquarters,, it Is true, are not great institutions hi themselves, but they lend prestige to a city aa being the renter of political and intellectual activity.' Chicago people, with prover- bic) rhodWity. claim that'.the west in the backbone, of 'the eornitry and that their city is the Mecca of .this 'most glorious 'ami intelligent section of the United States. And just because Mark Hnnnn a,nO Senator ,Tonr« have said na jnuo.h t.hi?> ni« immensely populaj- in this neighborhood just'no'iy. LJ'.; W. TvlErPPIERT, How Mile* Fooled Miles Gen-rhart's hen.s .-would- not liafeh, and that being his only way r>! Incubating he was (]uit«,at a loss to know how -to Increase his- stock of poultry. Finally, says the Pittsburgh Commercial-0a.w:tte, he.'struck on .father ; n unique plan, with flattering results. Selecting- the biddies •that did not Lay and .were inclined to htttth 1 he made them a close-fitting- cap of henvy cloth, which completely blind* folded them arid was impossible tio shake off. When n obicktu is b;ind : folded It will sqnntdown and«tay there. Tbu^re,n«>n.lnfr, Miles altogether hat jwt;tt?eTfyj;n». each day liberating them "ft>r ioodfand exertilsc.• "T6 da"te.thr«J h«ui hnvT(?broughfr,put allj thfe;eg'g« in..trusted ..to. them ^except tiireevaiid ore an proud of their'-famillea a«\.th'dng^ they poluntarily con,tracted them. , ; . ... -• • ,..,.'. - ...'-.- - ; •... ., T. -•'.'.--- BY IAN MACLAKEM. ., Fletcher.is'one of the few clergymen with whomii layman feels nt home, nod .to whom lie may .even dnre to express jiis miud without, offense. Many of his •profession "will converse only oa one 1 condition—tliat'-.tucy. state what they believe, to be.tr.ue, and Unit the. mutter,be-'then considered -as closed; and-if • upon tills papal bull any mere,layman ventures" to dissent, the good men— and often, as it appears, in proportion to their good ness—will arch their backs and futt very . unpleasunitly. One is careful after a -few scratches to avoid every subject on which there nan be two opinions, nnd one makes 'every allowance for this supersensitiveness. .If . n plant be. reared under glass, it takes 'ill 'with li'brisk.jKa'llhy northwester; . -Vnd if a hian lives constantly in a circle, of admiring (us well as charming-) young ladies, or with old ladies of the" mule sex in the shape of ecclesiastical laymen, be would be more than human If he were not offended by the independence of men who are accustomed to think for themselves and will even say what they think. -My friend had the. singular advantage, from my outside standpoint, of not having been Isolated umong people of the religious profession from his youth, ami of having kept-himself'afterwards in touch with the world. He. had therefore no shock- Ing- point in the matter of opinion, and would five a cnndid hearing- to any heresy, one might ventilate. It struck mo that-he did not lose by this--toleration nnd sympathy, for there lire at least six outsiders, simple.pariahs of the religious civilization, who worship at St. Grig-ens. Fletcher delighted to define himself ns an evangelical high broad churchman, which many pronounced "very unsatisfactory"—suggesting 1 a vagrant who traveled anywhere so long as he found some pood thin?, nnd who had no li-gal nddn-ss whore u summons could be served upon him. He threw himsc.!f into each^ub- ject he treated with such unguarded enthusiasm that I trembled in my distant scat, and was quite prepared to bear that conventional people called him names, till he bad acquired almost tTie complete stock of religious abuse. One day he waxed, eloquent on foreign mission's, and went out of his way. to pay a tribute to Xavifir. A year afterwards it v.-as still hinted that the rector of St, Origens was a Jesuit. He must needs hold up the Salvation Army to admiration'for their'immense scc- rifices. n.nd was fre«ly spoken of as a ranter for weeks nt certain dinner tables. When he declared that theUni- tnrion faith hud produced some of the finest ethical types in England, a lady called next day—who had long suspected the fact, and only wished to have it confirmed from hisown lips—nnd asked the rector Whether he was indeed n 'So, madnm," he replied; ."although you • shrewdly suspect that I.,am not nn Anglican, 'it happens that I have never quite.seen, my way to become a Soclnia.n. I'a.m n SwMlcnborgian, with leanings to Mohammedanism." This was a very foolish speech indeed, ns- I'told-Fletcher, and brought Its just punishment.' One:of that excellent woman's, peculiarities was a hopeless incapacity of. giving .on-accurate, account of anything .she., had either seen or heard,.and the evening of .the! same' day she told me, between the soup nnd : the -fish, that the truth had' come" out nt'last'nbout the .rector. of St.Origeris. '- •' V" " ' : - '•-• " : "I put it to him plainly; .and. ho admitted that he-was an. atheist, but I do not remcmb'erv^liich-denomination," end be has. hardly scraped off that label to-this day.. '..:.. * , . ..... ... • ..When he yirijpiwd'jn'last evening and flung.,himself into his'favorite chair, T anticipated-some new cnn.ird, "Are you really an Irvingite?" Ibf- "'"No," iKVltV nothing of that-kind just now. il-an.i (lie victim of-n-irin.ligTiu.Dt r.pirit which is going to' min'me," and then he denounced humor up hil! ami down dale, declaring itto be an unmlt- •^-ro't.ed ; eiirse, -and. ainrminR- that - he would cheerfully barter any share he •h ; nd ; far' 1 the"..lrrelevnnc.v o,f"t.hat good woman.' -,„.,. : ^ ; ,'-', ;.' ,-> •'. ' "It is .well, enough for,you to loaigh, but,if you, : .we're : .in my shoes'.you would, take anot'u'ei' view. Twice'this week- have I disgraced myself before companies of religious.respectables, nnrl -I do not «i»e how I can recover the sciindal. ''•Lust Monday, ns I begged for details, I was so foolish as to attend n drawing- room in aid of tbt- Door-tn-Door Visita r tion society.'nnd'found myself with 50 of the most solemn-looking people ever gathered under one-roof. " "Van sire a Celt, so of course you Will not despise- the idea of presentiments. I -svu-s haunted with a sense of calamity «!l dr.y, nnd it deepened in the room. V,"!ien the secretary, a young man with un indescribable air of.scLf-satisfaction, bcc-::n to.rcnd extracts from the visitors' biters, 1 ought to bavo risen and I=ft. If'I hail only h ad the courage to walk out before that.report • * * " And Fk'tcii'.-i' took a turn of regret on the • "What was it? Ob.nothing-remarka- |-le- you can hear such things everyday,hut it found mo: 'Called r.t 101 Jemima street. Mollier and boy nged six in house. Boy'had nothing on except a few sins! I -boils. Mother said 1 she was washing Ills-clothes. Spoke to her from text: 'Except ye mpcnt. ye shall'-all- likewise perish'.' and left her much af- "Ycs, I dlJ my best, and perhaps I might have'succeeded, hart not an elder- lv lady beside tne murmured: 'Very suitable, indeed: Mr. Poplinm has quite n turn for application. 1 . Tlien I laughed aloud Joyfully, after- which nothwg re- unob'tmiRivei'y ia's poss'i-blf.'yApologJes -would • -lis<;e: .•ifTRT" ™.t?<l :!l ^ -situation. '•'"Doe";'it' rn.i1t.cr so very much? ."Yes. 1 it.- v!w«.'ilpcrornulyi-'n 1 more. PLUG Sometimes quality is sacrificed in the effort to give big quantity for little money. No doubt aboiit that. But once in & whik it isn^t. For instance, there's "BATTLE AX." The piece is bigger than you ever caw 1 before for 5 cents. And the quality is, as many a. man has said," mighty good. There's no guess work in this statement. It is just a plain fact. You can prove it by investing 5 cents in "BATTLE AX." IBATTU. p^pr es-r IN THE WORLJPJ* t th« Sy«t«m In • H.althy CondlWbn.' ^^ • tvays than one. Don't you see, man, that I've hurt the feelirigs-bf many excellent folk,-nnd flouted, us apppears. * good work, and-convinced everybody who had: any dbubtrbefore that I really am an'atheist?"' • • • It was on.the face of itan unfortunate circumstance, and one could only suggest that people's memories are very short in these busy days. "The people in that room don't forget," said Fletcher, gldomily. "And this very : day I.crowiicdymy iniquity; it's no use fighting against fate, by Vhioh I mean this .hideous vice .of the ridiculous.: '.It's la iny blood—the.only bad turn my mother did me. - ."What happened tordoy ? Qh, nothing- again, nothing^ I simply stumbled iuto tlie .conference of the 'Sisterhood of Female-'••Philanthropists,' and was drdgge'd -to the platform, where'I sat facing the audience," and he shuddered •at the remembrance.. - ,.. .....I "She was a most eloquent speaker, and BUS, was. enlarging on the courage , it needed to "ask & stranger, to join the ' sisterhood. --'Well do I .remember, jny feeling*.' »n'd then she .traveled into autobiography. 'Jl'our feelings that day • were doulitlcbs the same as mine,' and, again she turned aside, and we were kept in jmgubih. 'Yes, you and I had .the same experience, and we shall-never, never forget it'—here every one mlide ready to take~a note.,,.'Dear..sistcrs,,did riot each' of iis burst that minute into a violent, perspiration'.' 1 . There seemed no wuy of getting out-except through, the hall, und it was really very good of them not to liiss me. ^ "Of course I'll never rim such risks again, but it does not matter where 1 am, tbis evil spirit will seize me.; it is-my uvofouud conviction that there is a. personal devil, uud that humor is One of his choice instruments. . "You know that wonderful verger of ours who is au understudy of an alderman •/ .Well, he took charge of a. party ,uf Ktarig'e'ra :it .the,.dopr, .who, had como, *Sij atthi; v'euitc, ntid'Sturjteil a'procession,. -•iiieivleading yia*jcs'ticaily; chanting'as, Vie weii't", and gciitly Iwatiug time with' his left Lund. Then he turned at a certain ]iew, and motioned to his convoy to enter, but tliere was nobody. The people had found heats for themselves at'.tlje'-'-i«ck,s;and ^Burpro cessioni-had. consistcil of fh'e ; great mail hirnself. :'-\\',hen,l *tood. atj.the lectern;..the sight j ' came u'i>"befove'^me,;hiid-I'vvent : to pieces' over the word .Nebuchadnezzar., J "As for funerals 1 '—Fletcher ; wasude- termined to make a r.lcun breast of it>— "they are siiaply a terror to me; men play such pranks and are so unreal. You know Dibby, what a droll, chubby- I diti,iMow JMbby.pHVeH-.ifie ca'me ycs- 'terdny into the room ^yh'e^e wewereoll sitting, in. that awful silence with nn' expression so wofttK>ff on<; thnt l could have shaken- him; he sat down t>esio» me, and sighed like a blssit furnace. 1 ' "Which was.too.much {or your.wict edness?". .. ' . "I only said in a natural voice: 'Bitter cast wind. 1 and if the wretched creator* did not reply: 'Ah, yes. Tery unexpected'—he did not know the.re*»*ire» by sight, and bad.mistaken.the,doctor; for the chief mourner—'and sad., We< are there to-day.and here .to-mprrpw" Then if be didn't'wag.his head, an* Satan seemed to lakc'posfcession bl-mfc "It isn't that I am notoshamed'of my? self, or that I.don't take precautions, 1 have not preached a.sernion. lor year* without .reading 'if-over.- once -.lor; ; *h« special purppso of, scoring out ony^ia- gle word that,would provoke a.tmi'.a. .Yet people laugli.when, I preach' ta strange churches, although I am as soV- emri as a graveHdigger.-'and a resfiallr, newspaper called me nri omusiiif preache i. As for my«el f, the public executions I have conducted!" ".-Vs a counteractive, do you mean?" " Yes, of course; the moment I see any danger, ;I condemn some poor wretck to death without\m(Tcy,.And:Strnp hi* leg^ and arm«; aniliplace him oil tbe trap door, and put on the white cap,.and pull the rMt. Surely that is enough. The nurnber of people I have hungatnn co- clesiastical pathcrinp, say the diocesan- conference, to mnintnin my characten, often fills me with remorse." "Do ecclesiastics never laugh.7" -I dared to inquire. "Never, except in a.quiet, regulatett. 'fashion at some jocose, time-honored clerical pleasantry, nnd then only if tt proceed from an archdeacon upwaj-ds. Jf a mere commoner like myself, being 1 suddenly overcome by the pedantic abr surdity of ecclesiastical ways, should express himself frcelyi-you woiild see » sickly smile, on; the'i'faces. of .those superior ineij, .lid afterwards you might. overhear them: "Great wnntofserioa*- ness; v.-ry light mettle, indeed.' •-•In fact," and Fi-jtc.hor became almost bitter, "if you wish to succeed in. church or state, tier»r jest, ar.d rcmen> bor .what our Kcg-lish humorist saift when, with his friends, he was tastinp some'agreeable talc: 'Look solemq, here's n fool coming." It was in vn:n that I labored at consolation. urging 1 the wooden ness of men. .dial hnO .-noLTxuinor,. 1 their, Jjlunders. wcariccES, and' inanities, from all ot which-w sense of humor-surely deJiv:i» a man. No poor words of mine could litt ; th'e-dejcctcd ri-ector, of-St Origens, whir- left,' declaring'that he was a disnblcll' man, and that the conditionsjof solid • .success in public lifp were a stout.figure, a 1-jcn'dcrot.s manner, un impressive clearance of the throat, but chiefly » m-ind 1 rfenasetl and delivered urJt p-uarcle-J from ihe wicked and destru*- live spirit of humor.—Outlook. —The trade dollar weigh* 420 gminS. cronp, '; .••*»• '&tM?:>i:^::kti'fftis^^ .,.

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