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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (July 20, 1886)
WEST SIDE 'TELEPHONE
EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
She thought that no knowledge was trite or
irrevelant, lroin a w»e, tiny hmum nx
bird >>p to ho «‘lepliant, and she swum
around tn her own proper element
while leurmng their habits and m s-
Publi»h»rs and Proprietors.
me year................................................................. $2 00
ix months ....................................................... 1 25
Bute red in the Postoflice at McMinnville, Or.,
as second-clans mat ter.
Sunning Accounts and the Troubles and
Worry Caused by Them.
« tire ü*
: all ill?
A NATURAL WEAKNESS.
wanted to know all the customs and
habits of catainouuta. cougars. of rac
coon» uud ralib.t», and alt of the r traits
and eoud. lions.
■ One of the most serious and insidious
Obstacles in the way of thrift, of ease of
mind and of true household contort, is
the “running account.” Doubtless the
Creitit system originated in a benevo
lent intention to do good, and, in its
Wider application, it is necessary to
Carry on the great commercial, social
and financial undertakings of the
world, but it is a great enemy to home
economy. It is the foundation for
debt and all the- distressing formula of
indebtedness, duns, notes of hand,
liens, mortgages and a thousand-and-
one of the miseries and incumbrances
known to legal phraseology and prac
tice which are the bane of life.
£ Jack Fallstaff, who got all the good
out of the credit system there was ia it,
declared: “If 1 had a thousand sons
the first human principle I would teach
them should be to foreswear their po
tations and addict themselves to sack.”
But Jack was the prince of scape
graces, and only remembered one-half,
of the meum et luum division at prop
erty. His debts never bothered him,
except he had difficulty in making
them. If the writer had a thousand
sons and daughters the first human
principle she would teach them would
be never to establish a running ac
count. No one can live within nis or
her income who spends money in ad
vance of earning it. Persons who live
in this way, in fact, never have any in
come; they have an outgo that eats
up income before it gets inside the
7 The “running account,” however, is
mure dangerous for the housewife, be
cause she is not usually either the wage
earner or the paymaster in the house
hold. She gets what she wants on
credit, because there is no particular
trouble in getting it and without the
appreciation of the trowble of paying
for it, which grows out of the necessity
for scraping the dollars together in
whatever way the husband comes by
his money, whether it be in swinging a
• blacksmith's hammer, in throwing a
Weaver's shuttle, in measuring tape and
njolasses or in guiding the handles of
his plow. She does the multifarious
and never-ending work of her house
hold, keeps the table well spread, the
house tidy, the beds aired and the bread
well-baked and nutritious, and it is not
at all to be wondered at that she thinks
this is enough. The mistake is in the
beginning in having things that arc not
paid for. The housekeeper who spends
onlj’ what money she has to »pend is
not only relieved of the worry of debt
—-for what worries the husband will
worry the good wife—but she is made
a conscious power in the pay and prov
ender department of’her establish
ment. Instead, of being a drag upon
her husband’s energies she is made to
understand for herself the limitations
of the fund which she draws upon and
how much may be paid out and how
much laid up for emergencies.
» Young couples who start out by run
fling in debt should remember that they
can not, in the long run, get an inch
the start of the world in that way.
They can onlv live up to their earnings
after all is said and done. By running
an account with the butcher, the baker
And candlestick maker, they give these
Several dealers an opportunity to
eharge them high prices for their pur-
thases. The store keeper who sells his
Wares on credit is always obliged to
make good the accounts of his bad cus
tomers by taking larger profits from
those who getcreditand pay. Besides,
it is a rule, which acute business men
thoroughly understand, that money is
worth and will usually fetch some rate
of interest, or an equivalent sum, by
being frequently turned over. It is not
lair to suppose that the shop-keeper
• looks to his credit-customer to make
^Kood the deficit in his bank accounts
brought about by the system of “run
fling accounts.” On the contrary, the
| /buyer who buys for cash can choose
Where she will buy. which is a great
L .advantage, and she can buy for lower
t prices. The cash price is always the
I low st, ami the cash customer is always
■4‘ithe preferred customer.
’ It too often happens that no check is
, kept upon the running account. Set-
w fling dav is always a day of surprise
T-ifor the debtor, and big store-bills are a
I ^perpetual source of family broils and
■Biscomfort People who pay “some
Mkther day” nine times out of ten carry
the improvidence of their getting into
An improvidence of use. Those who
i Are accustomed to get without care use
There is no rule in the world for large
iflairs or small ones like the rule of
*pav as you go.” It is the foundation
Dot'only of good finance, but of good
temper and good fortune as well. And
^»specially the housewife who is wise
enough to give the matter a little
&Jerious thought, and determination
^Knottgh to stand by her convictions, will
^eed no monitor to warn her of the
oily and danger of “running ac-
ounts.”— Philadelphia Record.
And it was a known truth that no possum
or beaver could In the least fash on
ever deceive her, for she’d traveled all
laud» from the Nile to the Neva, and
knew all their tisli and their vermin
She knew all the habits and traits of the
condor, she was fond of the boa and
the long anaeonda, of the cobra and
copper head she was much fonder, and
ail snakes tliat kept coil.ng and squirm
She scoured the earth from the Poles to the
Equator, for the ape and the monkey
and the tough all gatoY, and the croco
dile, shark and all things of that natur',
she sought with peculiar devotion.
And whenever this kind of live stock grew
monotonous, she sought the rh noeeros
and tough hippopotamus,and she waded
r gltt In and surely she fought ’em
worse than they hud any previous no
Uut in spite of her knowledge and physical
bravery it was whispered by men who
were given to knavery, that she was
st 11 bound by a feminine slavery that
holds all her sex in Its power.
For whenever a mouse came anywhere near
her. she screamed so loud that her
neigh tiers could hear her. and her poor
little beau ho loved her dearer when
she'd screech ou a chair for an hour.
WOMEN WHO STEAL
A Floor-Walker Talla of His Ei-
penenca With Them.
“Wasn't it rather strange, the arrest
of those respectable ladies the other
day, for stealing in a State street store?”
was asked of an old floor-walker in the
ri tail dry goods trade.
“Yes, it was strange that they were
arrested and put through,” was the re
ply. “it is nothing uncommon, though,
for women presumably respectable to
be caught stowing away on their per
sons goods they have not paid for,” he
went on to say. "How they get off de
pends on the store where they are
picked up. You know all don’t have
the same classes of customers, nor do
ill have the same ideas about the effect
publicity of such affairs would have on
their trade. 1 tell you it is pretty hard
sometimes to refrain from prosecution,
considering the number of eases we
have, and no one will hesitate in
flagrant cases, even if it is only for
making an example of the parties.”
“l)o you really have many eases of
shop-lifting?” inquired the reporter.
“Not so many seem to get into print.”
“That is nothing to go by at all.
Some stores have half a dozen a day.
It is monotonous, not to say worse, to
go into court with them, and see the
firm’s name in print daily in such a
connection. Who wants that? Not
any one, I know. The loss by stealage
is enough, Lord knows, but eyes have
Io be closed to it. What temptation
there can be to most of the offenders
passes my imagination. We have good
reason to know it is seldom for want of
money to make the purchase. Perhaps
they think they have not got their
money’s worth in a previous trade, and
will run all the risks to get even by
Now look there, for in
stance,”’ pointing to the glove counter.
A portly lady, tastily clad in plush
cloak, silk dress, ami fashionable hat,
see med leisurely engaged in making a
selection from several boxes before her.
She had stood there some time, and
called for one style after another. The
reporter and his associate carelessly
drew closer, avoiding the appearance
of attention, and overheard tne various
running comments on colors, seams,
and the other features of the stock ex
posed. The boxes all seemed drawn
pretty close to the front of the counter.
The salesgirl looked rather annoyed,
but expressed herself, and with a yawn,
and a light remark to a clerk over the
aisle, turned her back to the customer,
picked up a mirror and proceeded to
touch up her frizzes. Almost directly
one of the boxes of gloves went over
the counter and under the plush cloak.
There was no sign of discovery, appar
ently, and, after a moment’s further
handling, the woman started to go,
with the intimation that she would call
But that mirror had not been held
up for frizzes alone. Over her
■boulder the salesgirl had seen the cus
tomer's actions reflected, and she
turned at once to say, “We general
ly have all purchases wrapped up,
nia'aiu,” with a significant look.
"What do you mean, you hussy?”
said the stout lady, flushing up.
The remark was repeated and “Mr.
Jones” to the floor* 1 * 7 walker.
Mr. Jones was not far off. In fact
he was so near that he caught the box
and gloves half down the lady’s dress
as she loosened her pressure on them,
and sought to let them fall on the
floor. There was no getting out for
the shoplifter. Her blushes were pro
fuse. and great drops of peri
stood on her forehead. She seemed
glad enough to get off with the pay
ment of an extra price for the stock,
which was arranged with as much
pe<lition and quietness as possible,
she left the store.
“Now.” said the floor-walker, re-
turning to the reporter, “what do you
think of that?”
“It's too bad! How her husband
would feel to hear of this! 1 know
"You think you do, perhap«, but I
hope you are not very intimately ac
quainted. Her husband? Ha! ha!
Why. he's doing time now. If he
I ULY 20, 1886
hears of it at all it will be ’ by letter
LOTTERY OF THE TURF.
dOKlS OF ANIMALS.
from her, telling how easy she got off.
If we hadn’t been in court within a 1' h Iuable Race Horae« Which Cost But Lit The Sense of the Ludicrous a* Developed
tle and Earned Fortanes.
month I believe I’d put her through,
in Dogs, Monkeys and Birds.
for she deserves it. She’s an old hand,
The redoubtable Harry Bassett, one
In discussing humor in animals, Mr.
and prettv well known in the stores. \f the best race horses the world has W, II. Beard declares that mankind is
But to take her lip. Ever been at the ‘ver known, brought only $315 as a
Armory Police Court? Of course you feauling, yet he vanquished all the not alone in possession of a sense of
the ludicrous. Cats, dogs, monkeys
have. Well, once a month is often
enough for me there, 1 wonder how rrcat racers of his era, and won $50,- and birds all have occasionally their
she came in to play that when there ) >0 in stakes and purses. Glenmore little jokes, those of the parrot, especi
were so few in the house, Why, three .•ost only $175 as a yearling, and won ally, being quite broadly facetious, and
or four were watching her noting the 135,000 on the turf. Bramble cost $450 often of a practical nature. He men
fun. Thought you knew her, diu you? •nd won $32,000 during his career as a tions the testimony of a gentleman
owning a parrot which has been taught
“She’s the image of the wife of a •ace horse, and sold for $5,000 as a to spell “dog.” The bird is also in the
well-known architect,” explained the itallion when he was six. Vigil cost habit of confirming the correctness of
1210 as a yearling, yet he won $25,790 I his own spoiling, bv repeating his les
“Suppose she is; I know she is no ji slakes as ■ three-year-old alone, and son thus: “D-o-g, dog; bow-wow.
architect’s wife. She’s a stone-cutter’s, told with another horae for $25,000. That’s right!"
by the way,” laughing at the idea. lorn Ochiltree brought oflly $500 as a
One day his roaster heard him indulg
“Now, whatever there is in it. I've yearling, and sold for $7,000 at the end ing in his exercise, with the letter o
a theory that such resemblances are t>f his third year, after he won $10,500, omitted, saying: "D-g, dog; bow-wow.
designed by some professionals, and J:id the next year he won $22,845. That’s right!” The mistake was so
they study their prototypes most care Parole brought $780 as a yearling, and constantly made, and the bird watched
fully, even to associations, so as to won $83,000. Foxhall sold for $650 as his master so closely, that the latter
talk familiarly of friends if occasion i yearling, and won $63,125. Luke supposed his pet to be actuated by a
brings about the opportunity. I have Blackburn brought only $510, and won mischievous desire of provoking cor
been mistaken myself in assumptions, $49,455. Glidelia brought only $300 rection. Turning to the bird, he said:
but got over it long ago, after a most is a yearling; Sly Dance, $405; Ban- “No, Poll; that is not right. D-o-g,
disagreeable scrape. I was younger .•roft, $175; Boatman, $350, yet these dog; that is right!”
and brash. I saw a modest-looking four won some $50,000 in prizes. Brarn-
“D-g, dog, bow-wow,” returned the
woman take off a half-dozen as nice '.ilotta brought only $500, and won' parrot, and after repeated corrections,
embroidered handkerchiefs as we had 20.265. Bootjack brought only $300, he would say nothing different.
in the store. I was positive she was a mil won $43,965. Rippl« actually
Finally he concluded his joke bv de
certain customer on our books, and was irought only $60, and yet he won claring: “Well, it's no matter.” and
confirmed in the belief by recollecting
refused to converse further.
the absent-minded wav she worked. To o Hindoo as a three-year-old.
Another parrot was one day given a
me it seemed a sad case of kleptomania,
piece of meat which the cat coveted,
and I fancied her house full of all sorts »82.50 in stakes. Wallenstein sold for climbing up to his cage in order to
of stolen nicknacks of no use, but said $605 as a yearling, and a year later purloin it. The bird offered no resist
to be presents from friends. That's was disposed of for $9,000. Springbok ance, but flutter d about the top of
the way, you know. So 1 let her pass brought only $430 as a yearling. He the cage counterfeiting extreme terror.
out unnoticed, and at the end of the «old at two for $2,500, and was the
Presently, in her efforts to reach
month sent up the item with the hampion of hi» era, winning $19,750 the meat, the cat turned in such a
rest of the statement of the month's in stakes.
manner that her tail fell between the
These figures speak of what has been bars of the cage. The parrot forgot
purchases. Then it all came out. As
soon as I saw the lady I knew my iccomplished by the purchase of mod his mock fear, and pounced, instantly
error. But it was a close resemblance. erately priced yearlings of former upon the tempting tail, which he sb
No, I take no stock in kleptomania. If years. Now, let us aote those of tlie vigorously pinched in his strong beak
you notice, it’s only a disease for rich past few seasons whose racing exploits that the cat shrieked with pain. Imme
folks. Who knows but what Pasteur are more fresh in the minds of our diately the bird set up a “Ha ! ha !
will be in culating for it after he gets I readers, Mr. Bryant purchased Gen ha !” in splendid imitation of his mas
through with hydrophobia? There'» eral Harding, by Great Tom, for $550. ter’s laugh, which he had never before
more money in it for him. They say The colt won $16,634 as a two-year- been known to attempt.
the nobility have attacks of it once in eld, and Bryant refused $15,000 for
Going one day into a bird-fancier’s
a while. Yes, every stock suffers with him. Colonel IiruA paid only $300 shop, Mr. Beard noticed a scarlet
us. O. it might stop stealing if we for Tyrant, and sold him, eight months macaw, which, as soon as it found it
didn’t display goods so much, but it later, for $5,000, and the colt won $11,- self the object of attention, presented its
would stop trade too. Why, the other 110 in stakes last season. Colonel right claw, waving it up and down and
day 1 actually saw a grown woman Bruce paid only $280 for Economy, •aying. “How d’ye do ?”
hook a- bunch of hair crimpers off the and sold her for $2,500, we believe, at
1*011100688 would have counseled a
notion counter that were plainly two. Tom Martin, by Longfellow, reply to the bird, but prudence forbade,
marked two bunches for three cents. cost Mr. Fox only $275 as a yearling, and as the gentleman did not respond
The gall of it paralyzed me and the and he has won some $13,862. Mod- j in
his claw still
clerks around, and yve nearly laughed ' estl cost $825 as a yearling, and she farther forth, repei sating, in a higher
aloud. We lot her go her way, though. has won some $40,479. Her nmte, EÍV :—“How d’ ye d do ?’’
Silk remnant* and bolts of ribbon or Lizzie Dwyer,-cost Mr. Cbrrigan only
"He wants to shake hands with you,”
lace are the most tempting. Hang me, $425 at ..........................
the Woodburn yearling •aid the shopman.
but I wonder what the shoppers take sale, and she has won $20,670
“Yes, I know,” answered the visitor;
stakes. Mr. Corrigan, like- “and that isn't all he wants. Would
us for? They can’t reason at all, most ¡in
of them, but steal on the impulse, ¡wise got Irish Pat cheap enough he not bite my finger ?”
especially such as were arrested the ! as a yearling for $300, and last year
“Well, he might pinch it a little,"
other day. It’s our business to watch the colt won $14,916. The Billet filly, ■aid the man, laughing outright.
the goods around, and we get so by Wanda, who won $7,205 as a two-year-
The macaw joined, with a cackling
experience that we can take in a good i old. cost only $375. As a yearling sound, which was evidently his substi
deal with one scope of our eyes. We Loftin cost only $380, and Mattie B. tute for laughter, and men and bird en-
know all our patterns, besides having $500. Decoy Duck cost Mr. Farrar I joyed the proposed practical joke, like
them marked otherwise. Then we get $420 as a yearling, and as a two-year- : “three jolly fellows of one race.”—
to know the character of our visitors [ old, he refused $12,000 for her. He Youth's Companion.
pretty well by the way they carry ( paid only $300 for Telie Doe, who has
themselves. By just a moment’s talk won twenty times that much. Mr.
we know if a woman really wants to ¡Williams paid for Bob Miles, as a
buy today, or ‘we’ll call again.’ i yearling, only $500, and the horse has A Country Where the Wife (Jetw Mad],if
Her Husband Does Not Whip tier.
They can’t play it on us unless the I won $25,025. We have already alluded
store is pretty full, and then it is our | to Tyrant; but take some of the other
Mme. "Henri Greville,” now visiting
losses occur, and our profits, too, T three-veer-olds of last season. Mr. this country, thus describes courtship
might say. Yes, we do search, but I Bate bought Editor for $400 as a
more frequently it is not necessary, but yearling, and has won $10,000. Favor and marriage among Russian villagers:
“For the first two or three days after
as you saw. If a woman comes pre- j cost $470 as a yearling, is said to have
iHired to steal, and has the customary been sold for $12.000 at three and the wedding in Russia things go on
tag or pocket sewed in her clothes, we ¡has won $17,500 in stakes. Mr. very well; that is, while the families
can know whether she is good to Williams paid only $985 for Joe Cot are exchanging their visits. After that
search by beating around her cloth ton, but he was as cheap as dirt, for he the husband beats his wife; and if ho
ing, when we feel uncommon ob has won $22,000 in stakes and a fortune doos not boat her, she thinks it is be
jects for the pocket. From time to in bets. Of last season's two-year-olds cause he does not love Iter. Beating is
time we have accumulated up stairs we in ed only mention that the Invinci the mark of proper jealousy. Among
stacks of stuff taken out of such places, ble Bankrupt cost as a yearling only the wealthier Russians the mothers on
but not stolen from us. Rarely do , $400, and Biggonet sold for $500, and Trinity Day dress their marriageable
they try to brazen it out, but cry, and “squandered ’ colts and fillies which daughters very handsomely, ant! take
talk of their homes, and they never sold for nearly ten time* as much.— them to a city garden, something like
Boston Commons. The silk dresses of
did it before, and never will again, and Spirit of the Times.
the girls are unlike any thing you ever
•o on. As I said, we don't care to go
A Heathenish Name.
saw here. They are e pink, yellow or
into court, and let most
most go if we get
flowers of contrast-
sky-blue, with huge Howe
our goods back. Articles regularly
This ingoolors. The girls are as stiff as sugar
purchased, you know, are wrapped and
have cash checks with them. We have cabalistic word was solemnly chosen a loaves in them. The mothers and daugh
found such with goods acknowledged few days ago by Signor Sacchi, a mem ters seat themselves on benches in the
to be stolen, but never keep them, of ber of the Common Council of Pavia, gardens, ami all the young men who
course. How do we keep track of as the name of his new-born child, a want wives parade before them. The
every thing in such a varied stock? little girl. We can not call it her girls never look at the men. They sit
until five o’clock without saving a
By system, and nothing else. Then
every thing gets familiar to the sales (’hristian name, for Signor Sacchi is a word. Then they go home and wait.
people. Their eyes are sharp for leading Freethinker, and he was In two or three days, or perhaps a
patterns of goods and bulk of pack anxious tliat his daughter should be week, an old woman appears. She
ages. It's only when t hings are known called by a name which no one could as!:« for the mother, and begins to talk
to be sold that 'they never will be possibly suppose to be Christian. The to her about everything in the world
missed.’ We did have a girl here who local registrar of births, however, pro except the marriageable daughter.
boasted she could tell if a hole was tested against entering so ridiculous a She is the match-maker. It would be
gone out of a pattern of lace, but she name upon his official books; but as the highly improper for the young man or
died, or got married, which is the same, father persisted that he would give her his family to appear in the matter. At
so far as regards business, for they no other, the registrar thought it best length she says: “You have a turtle
quit then. But I'm ott' of shoplifters. to comply. After Sacchi had left the dove, and I also have a turtle
You can say nine out of ten are pre office the registrar wrote to head dove." After a little parrying she
sumably respectable, and most of them quarters asking for direction. A reply comes to the point. “Why should not
pigeon? ?' ”
never stole before th y were caught, was sent from Rome that the absurd my pigeon marry your pigeon
■ nd never will afterward. Once is name must be erased, and that the The mother demurs, and says her
enough. Shouldn't you think so?"— father must substitute some more daughter is too young, “Why did you
Chicago In’er Ocean.
reasonable one. In the event of his take her to market, then?” The
refusal, the registrar was empowered match-maker sets forth the present and
by the Government to make the little prospective advantages of the match.
I was talking to a friend of mine last maiden a namesake of her native citv. The girl is summoned and informed
that in two or three weeks she will
week about the different modes of re Signor Sacchi proved incorrigible. — SI. marry the young man. She must not
lieving distress that have been adopted, James' Gazette.
look very much pleased if she likes the
when he pulled out of his pocket a
—The wonderful noonday silence of match, and she must look somewhat as
small slab wrapped up in paper. “This, a tropical forest is, after all, due only if she d'd not like it. She can not re
he said, “I have given in numerous to the dullness of our hearing; and fuse. The young man conies to a fami
cases. It is the German pea-soup, could our ears catch the murmurs of ly tea-party; perhaps to two. Then
which gave bone and mtiscle during these tiny maelstroms as they whirl in his friends return the civility. They
the last war. This slab costs three the innumerable myriads of living see nothing of each other beyond this.4’
pence; it makes seven pints of pea-’ cells which constitute each tree, we —Exchange.
soup, requiring no addition to it. for should be stunned as with the roar of
—lion t asx your i>ust>an<l to want
meat is pressed in with the peas ” a great city.— The Spiritual Organ.
the floor with the baby half the night.
Well, I tried it. and better pea-soup I
—rran k West, of Arlington, Dak., A man who tramps industriously
never tasted. A packet would make a
ihle three nights
sufficient dinner for a family. My says that be was the signal man at Al around a billiard table
friend bought the slabs that he gives toona Pass who received Sherman's a week or buys an admission ticket to
away of a grocer who has a shop in famous message. “Hold the fert, for I the opera can't be expected to be on
George Lane, Folkestone, and who im am coining,” and to prove it has jnst duty at home the other three nights.
ports them from Germany,— Lab ou- I permitted his Grand Army Post to name Have mercy on him and give the man
a bov of bis Altoona P ms West.
an opportunity to recuperate.— Puck.
chere. in London Truth.
RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL.
- At the annual Sunday-school fes
tival in Lucknow, India, a few weeks
since, two thousand children marched
in the procession.
Mrs. Talmage, the wife of’the
Brooklyn preacher, lectures every Sab-
bath to a class of three hundred women
and men.— Brooklyn Eagle.
- The Methodists in Bulgaria have
formed an association for publishing a
monthly religious newspaper to be
called the Christian Witness.
—The Legislature of Connecticut re
jected without debate or comment the
petition that the testimony of atheists
and unbelievers be taken in court the
same as that of anyone else.— Hartford
—In the Episcopal Church in the East
a lay order has lieun started called
“The Holy Name Society" to break up
profane swearing. Tuero is an ancient
society like it in the Roman Catholic
— Sometimes I've asked every body
thr.t never told a lie to stand up.
Every fellow was looking around to see
if anv body was goin’ to get up. 11
any body had a-got up I'd a given him
the floor and sat down.—Nam Jones.
—A nephew of Cetcwayo, the famous
Zulu chief, has been studying for five or
a.x years in Sweden, for the most part
in Stockholm, and i- on his way back to
his native land where he hopes to labor
as a missionary.
—A Methodist preacher in the Botti
neau district (Dakota) has a circuit of
259 miles, and has been making his
points most of the time on foot, but
friends have recently presented him with
a horse and vehicle. His salary has not
been large.— Chicago Inter-thean.
—The pastors of several churches
have adopted the plan of having an in
quiry-meeting at each ordinary Sabbath
evening service with marked good re
sults. The congregations a<e larger
and more interested, and there are gen
erally found several inquirers in attend
ance.— Christian at Bbrlt.
—For many years it has been one of
niy constant regrets that no schoolmas
ter of mine had a knowledge of natural
history, so far. at least, as to have
taught me the grasses that grow by the
wayside, and the little, wingless neigh
bors that are continually meeting me
with a salutation which I can not an
swer. as things are.— Thomas Carlyle.
—The Examiner has information that
two Russian Baptists who were accused
bv Russian "popes” because of their
religious belief, were sentenced to death
by the court. Their wives, children and
relatives were also brought into court,
and when asked whether they would
give up their belief, they said: "Do with
us what you please, but we will abide
by the same faith.” They were sent to
prison, but they read the I|ible there to
their fellow prisoners.— N. Y. Exam
—.Statistics show, says a Ilambuig
paper, that Germane stands at the head
of the educated countries of Europe. In
Germany, 94 per cent, of the popula
tion can read: in England, 91 percent.;
Austria, 88 per cent.; France, 88 per
cent,; Italy, 74 per cent.; Spain. 69 per
cent.; Russia. .">.‘1 per cent. In Ger
many, 89 can read, write and cipher; in
England, 81 percent,; France, 77 per
cent.; Austria. 75 per cent.; Italy, 63
per cent.: Spain. 16 per cent.; Russia,
89 per cert.
—11c who forgets ns well as forgives
is an honest friend of mankind.
—You will gain a good reputation if
you avoid those actions which you cen
sure and blame in others.—A". Y. Led
—"Can February March?” asked the
punster, with a sickly smile. “Perhaps
not," replied the quiet man, “but April
May.”— ttoslon Transcript.
—The reason whv the word "honey
moon” is only applied to married per
sons is probably because the moon onlv
affects the tied. — Pacific Jester.
— "Politeness,” sa.s a modem
Yankee Socrates, "is lawful tender all
‘.he world over; it will win nine times
out of ten on mankind, and is a good
risk to take even upon the mule.”
— "Ohio eggs beat the world." boasts
a braggart Buckeye journal. Well!
The world beats Oh io eggs. Thus, even
in matters of poultry, tire all things
made even. -Puck.
A barber's idea of jocosity—“I tell
you what it is,” said the jocose barber,
"when von attempt Io cut the hair of a
bald-hen led man you are indulging in a
bit of shear nonsense!''
Some one says: "Nothing can be
both n failure and a success. ’ Can't
it? Study on this awhile. When the
weather forces the mercury down to
zero it always comes to naught
--The late Mr. J. R. Lippincott, of
Philadelphia, is said to have been worth
$2l>,000,<X)0. He was one of the richest
in<*n in Philadelphia, and probably one
of the fifty richest men in the United
States, as it Is doubtful if there are fifty
men in the United States worth more
than *20,000.000 each. His two sons
succeed him in his publishing business.
— Chicago Sun.
know the man who drives that hack
with bay horses?” GilhixJy: *Yes, I
know him.” "Well, he started out
from Austin when the train left the
depot, anil he got Io San Antonio just
as the train ran into the depot over
there.” “He must have had a good
"No, he didn't have any
team; he was ou the train.”—