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1 endergrass, YY'. R. S.
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Ulie foci’s Corner.
Roll Call—After the Battle.
“ Corporal Green !” the orderly cried,
“ Here !” was the answer loud and clear,
From the lips of a soldier standing near;
And “here” was the word the next replied.
“ Cyrus Drew!” then a silence fell;
This time no answer followed the call,
Only a rear man had seen him fall,
Killed or wounded, he could not tell.
There they stood in the failing light,
These men of battle, with grave, dark looks,
As plain to be read as open books,
IFhile slowly gathered the shades of night.
The fern on the hillsides Was splashed with blood,
And down in the corn, where the poppies grew,
IFere redder stains than the poppies knew,
And crimson-dyed was the river’s Rood.
For the foe had crossed from the other side
That day in the face of a murderous fire,
That swept them down in its terrible ire,
And their life’s blood went to color the tide.
“ Herbert Cline !” At the call there came
Two stalwart soldiers into the line
Bearing between them Herbert Cline,
JUounded and bleeding to answer his name.
“ Ezra Kerr !” and a voice answered “ Here !”
“ Herman Iverr !” but no man replied ;
They were brothers, these two, the sad wind
And a shudder crept through the cornfield near.
“ Ephraim Dean !” Then a soldier spoke.
“Dean carried our regiment’s colors,” he said ;
“ 1U hen our ensign was shot, I left him dead,
Just after the enemy wavered and broke.
“Close on the roadside his body lies,
I paused a moment and gave him a drink ;
He murmured his mother's name, I think,
And death came with it and closed his eyes.”
'Twas victory, yes ; but it cost us dear,
For the company’s roll when called at night,
Of a hundred men who went into the fight,
Numbered but twenty who answered “Here !”
The First Continental Gongress.
The Forty-Third Congress of the United
States having failed to provide for a suitable
observance of the centennial anniversary of
the first meeting of the First American Con
gress, that duty was assumed and discharged
by the “Carpenters’ Company of the City
and County of Philadelphia,” in whose Hail
the First Continental Congress assembled on
the fifth day of September, 1774. The cere
monies which commemorated the initial move
ment towards the establishment of the Re
public of the United States took place in the
same Hall in which the First Congress met.
Though not even sanctioned by our National
Legislature, they were fitting, impressive, and
characterized by earnest patriotic feeling.—
The oration prepared for the occasion by
Henry Arinitt Brown challenges attention not
only for its eloquent passages, but for the
careful research and study which it manifests ;
while the author's delivery of it gained for
him, in the judgment of all listeners, a fore
most place among the orators of America.—
We should win our readers’ thanks could we
here reproduce Mr. Brown’s address entire,
but we must here content ourselves with a
single extract—his picture of the First Con
“There are fifty delegates present, the rep
resentatives of eleven colonies. Georgia lias
had no election, the North Carolinians have
not yet arrived, and John Dickinson, that
* shadow, slender as a reed, and pale as ashes,’
that Pennsylvania Farmer who has sown the
seeds of an empire, is not a member yet.—
Directly in front, in a seat of prominence, sits
Richard Henry Lee. Ilis brilliant eye and
Roman profile would make him a marked man
in any company. One hand lias been injur
ed. and is wrapped, as you see, in a covering
of black silk, but when he speaks, his move
ments are so graceful and his voice so sweet
that 3’ou forget the defect of gesture, for he
is ail orator —the greatest in America, per
haps, save only one. That tall man, with
the swarthy face and black, unpowdered hair,
is YY'illiam Livingstone, of New Jersey ; ‘no
public speaker, but sensible and learned.’—
Beside him, with his slender form bent for
ward and his face lit with enthusiasm, sits his
son-in-law, John Jay, soon to be famous, lie
is the youngest of the delegates, and yonder
sits the oldest of them all. His form is bent,
his thin locks fringing a forehead bowed with
age and honorable service, and liis hands
shake tremulously as he folds them in his lap.
It is Stephen 1 lopkins, once Chief J ustice of
Rhode Island. Close by him is his colleague,
Samuel Ward, and Sherman, of Connecticut,
that strong man, whose name is to be made
honorable by more than one generation.—
Johnson, of Maryland, is here, ‘that clear,
cool head/ and Faca, his colleague, ‘ a wise
deliberator.’ Bland, of Virginia, is that learn
ed-looking‘bookish man/ beside ‘zealous,
hot-headed’ Edward Rutledge. The Penn
sylvanians are grouped together, at one side
—Morton, Humphreys, Mifflin, Rhoads, Bid
dle, Ross, and Galloway, the Speaker of the
“ Bending forward to whisper in the latter’s
ear is Duane, of New York, that
man, a little ‘ squint-eyed’ (John Adams has
already written of him,) ‘ very sensible and
very artful/ That large-featured man, with
the broad, open countenance, is William
Hooper. That other, with the Roman nose,
is McKean, of Delaware; Rodney, his col
league, sits beside him, ‘the oldest-looking
man in the world, tall, thin, pale, his face no
bigger than a large apple, yet beaming with
sense, and wit, and humor/ Yonder is Chris
topher Gadsden, who has been preaching in
dependence to South Carolina these ten years
past. He it is who, roused by the report that
the regulars have commenced to bombard
Boston, proposes to march northward and de
feat Gage at once, before his reinforcements
can arrive; and when someone timidly says.
JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY, GA., SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1575,
that in event of war, the British w'ill destroy
the seaport towns, turns on the speaker with
this grand reply : ‘ Our towns are brick and
wood ; if they are burned down we can re
build them j but liberty once lost is gone for
ever.’ In all this famous company, perhaps
the men most noticed are the Massachusetts
members. That colony has thus far taken
the lead in the struggle with the Mother Coun
try. A British army is encamped upon her
soil; the gates of her chief town are shut 5
against her people the full force of the resent
ment of King and Parliament is spent. Iler
suffering called tins Congress into being, and
now lend a sad prominence to her ambas
sadors. And of them, surely, Samuel Adams
is the chief. YY'liat must be his emotions as
he sits here, to-day—he who ‘ eats little, drinks
little, sleeps little, and thinks much; that
strong man, whose undaunted spirit has led
his countrymen up to the possibilities of this
day.’ It is his plan of correspondence, adopt
ed after a hard struggle, in November, 1772,
that first made feasible a union in the com
mon defense. lie called for Union as early
as April, 1773. For that he had labored
without ceasing and without end ; now arous
ing the drooping spirits of less sanguine men ;
now repressing the enthusiasm of rash hearts,
which tlircatened to bring on a crisis before
the time was ripe ; and all the while thunder
ing against tyranny through the columns of
the Boston Gazette. As he was ten 3’ears ago
he is to-da3% the master spirit of the time ; as
cool, as watchful, as steadfast, now that the
hour of his triumph is at hand, as when, in
darker dav’s, he took up the burden James
Otis could no longer bear. Beside him sits
his younger kinsman, John Adams, a man
after his own heart; bold, fertile, resolute ;
an eloquent speaker and a leader of men.—
But whose is yonder tall and manly form?
It is that of a man of forty \'ears of age, in
the prime of vigorous manhood. He has not
spoken, for he is no orator ; but there is a
look of command in his broad face and firm
set mouth that marks him among men, and
seems to justify the deference with which his
colleagues turn to speak with him. He has
taken a back seat, as becomes one of his
great modest3’- —for he is great even in that—
but he is still the foremost man in all this
compaivy. This is he who has just n ale, in
the Virginia Convention, that speech which
Lynch, of Carolina, say3 is the most eloquent
speech that ever was made : ‘ I will raise a
thousand men, subsist them at my own ex
pense, and march with them at their head for
the relief of Boston.’ These were his words
—and his name is Washington. Such was
the Continental Congress assembled in Phil
“ No human being,” says a Boston journal,
“was ever burned in New England for witch
craft or sorcery.” This information is very
gratifying. A good many old women, seem
ingly, were burned for witchcraft and sorcery
at Salem and other places in New England,
and we have always been a little apprehen
sive that they might possibly have been hu
man beings, and now to be assured that they
were not is gratifying in the extreme.—Louis
It is not probable that it matters much to
the New England witches, at this late hour,
whether they were burned or hanged, shot,
smothered, or drowned ; but we are all of us
interested in the preservation of history and
when a paper usually so well-informed as the
Courier-Journal errs as above,4t is no more
than duty to assist it to the truth. Ti e whole
controversy arose from a loose reference of
General Sherman, in his late memoirs, to
“the hundreds of witches burned in New Eng
land.” If the General planned his battles on
as inaccurate information as he bases many
of his sentences, it is nothing strange that he
won so few of them. The facts in this case
are, that of his “ hundreds” of witches put to
death, there was less than two score that any
one else has heard of; and of the hundreds
“burned,” the closest research has been un
able to discover a single one. The hasty
reference of the Courier-Journal to the Salem
affair might have been corrected b} T the ex
amination of almost any encyclopedia. It
occurred in 1692, and the total number of ex
ecutions resulting from it was just twenty.
Ninteen were hanged, and one suffered death
from pressure, or what Blackstone describes
as the “priene forte et dure.” At the time
the reaction from the mania set in, and King
William came to the rescue with his veto of
the witchcraft act, there were eight more con
demned, one hundred and fifty in prison
awaiting trial, and two hundred more accused.
As in the French Reign of Terror, some vio
lently accused others to save themselves from
being suspected, and it needed only an influ
ence bold enough to lift itself against the
horror for every one to discover at once how
hollow the craze was.
We repeat that whether they were hanged
or burned is not a matter of much concern
either to the victims or to the reputation of
those who executed them, but it is just as
well, since a controversy has arisen, to have
‘the facts correctly stated. —Cincinnati Times.
A colored dame encountered a policeman
on Eeaubien street, and halting him she in
“ Spose’n data pusson spits in anoder pus
son’s face, is dat anything ?”
“Well, no,” replied the officer.
“ Wall, spose’n dat pusson whose face was
spit into should take de poker and drop de
pusson who done de spitting, and cut a big
gash in dat pusson’s head, would dat be any
“ That would be a very serious case, mad
am. Did any one strike you with a poker ?”
“ Dat’s whar de pinch comes in. Ize de
one who done the hitting!” she exclaimed,
lifting her hands in amazement and horror.
—Detroit Free Press.
There is a difference between dogs and
men, and it is not always in favor of men.
An Oregon paper tells the story of a man
who encountered a panther, and was having
a deadly struggle with him, when the dog
came and attacked the furious beast, draw
ing him off from his master. The man thus
relieved immediately fled with all speed,
leaving the dog to liis fate.
John Lasseter and His Chicken Speculation.
A SKETCIi. —BY HOBBS.
The Cherokee Bar was, in times past, re
markable for the ability and rare social qual
ities of its members. Perhaps no Circuit in
Georgia could number so many men of mark
and prominence. The Underwoods, the Han
sels, Aiken, Shackleford, Dabney, Brown,
Irwin, YY'ord, YVright, Hooper, etc.
Among these were men renowned for wit
and rare eccentricity of character. One, to
whom the mind of the writer recurs With sad
ness, because of his decease, possessed a fund
of anecdote-and humor at once original and
inexhaustible. His anecdotes were often se
rio-comic, and improvised to amuse the crowd,
his cousin being the hero. Once in a com
pany of gentlemen, during a session of the
Legislature in MilledgeVille, he was observed
to appear unusually sad and meditative.—
“YY’hv, Colonel,” said a friend, “what is the
matter witlx you to-night?” lie replied,
gloomily, “I was thinking of my poor cousin !”
“ YY'liat about your cousin, Colonel, if I may
be so bold as to ask the question?” “Cer
tainly,” said lie, “no harm in telling you;
indeed, it may prove a useful lesson to us
“My cousiri, Whose name was Jonathan
Lasseter, was a well-to-do farmer in middle
Georgia. That is to say he had made an ex
cellent start in life : lie had an interesting
family, a farm of 80 acres, a likeW negro man
and two mules—all the proceeds of his own
industry. But, as is too often the case, his
success so fanned the liame of avarice that
lie became restless, and contrary to the pru
dent advice of his wife, determined to sell all
his property and move to Texas.
“He accordingly sold liis land, and with
the money bought him two other fine mules,
a fine saddle horse, a large wagon anil about
250 ohickens—all of which he proposed to
take to Augusta and convert into cash, at a
large profit, to be invested in western lands.
“For this purpose he struck out one morn
ing in the best of spirits, riding his fine
horse, and the negro driving the team. To
ward evening, being somewhat fatigued rid
ing, he haltered his horse to the hind gate of
the wagon, and walked on ahead to find a
camping ground. Coming to a branch at the
foot of a hill, he decided to camp there, and
kindled a fire for that purpose. Ilis team
soon arrived, but what were his feelings to
see his fine saddle horse dead and dragging
along behind the wagon, having, unobserved,
by tiie careless driver, fallen and broken his
neck. This was a heavy blow to my cousin
Jonathan, for the profits in the entire load of
chickens would not cover the loss, but said
he, “ I will not cry over spilt milk,” and so
nerving himself against the stroke, he order
ed the negro boy, Jack, to water the chickens
while he proceeded to unhitch the horses.—
He had barely loosed the traces when he dis
co vere 1 that the blocldieaded negro had let
down the hind gate of the wagon with the
view of driving the chickens ro Yvater. “ Hell
and blazes!’’ says Jonathan, “ don’t you
know you can’t drive a chicken? Dod drat
your infernal picter—stop the wagon—head
them chickens—stop ’em, I say !” But too
late ! scores were already pouring out, regu
lar cascade fashion, cackling, fluttering and
squalling. This was a leetle too much for
my cousin Jonathan. He seized a brush and
pitched into the negro, chasing him around
and around the wagon—scattering the chick
ens and stampeding the mules, two of which
run in one direction and two in another. My
cousin Jonathan ordered Jack to catch one
pair while he followed the others—so off they
put for the mules, whose rattling chains and
fearful snorts reverberated through the woods,
and startled the wild denizens of the forest.
My cousin ran until his breath was gone, and
fell panting and foaming with rage and ex
haustion. He lost sight of the mules, dark
ness came on, and he hurried back to the
camp, which he could not have found, had it
not been for a glaring conflagration which
met his eye, for tiie woods had caught fire and
burnt up his wagon ! The negro and horses
were never heard of—my poor cousin—said
the Colonel, was ruined, and they do say there
are wild chickens there to this da3 r !
Moral —Let well enough alone, and be
ware of going YY r est.
Dress in Church.
Apparently the ladies who listen to the
sermons of the Rev. Mr. Talmadge have not
learned that black is the most fashioned
color for church wear, for he declares that:
There seems to be in the churches a great
strife raging. It is an Austerlitz of ribbons.
The carnage of color is seen all over our re
ligious assemblages. Along on the outskirts
of the Sabbath audiences you see here and
there a picket of fashion, but down in the
middle of the church are the solid columns
blazing away through the service. Five
hundred “ broken and contrite hearts/’ cov
ered up in rainbows and spangles. Follow
ers of the meek and lowty Nazarene” all a
jingle and a-flash. Furthermore, he sa3 r s:
We want a great ecclesiastical reformation
in this matter of Sabbath accoutrement.
Shoo these religious peacocks out of the
house of God. By your example make sub
dued and modest costume more popular than
gaudy apparel. Do not put so much dry
goods on your back that you can not climb
into glory. You cannot sail into the harbor
of heaven with such a rigging as that. They
would level their guns at you as being a
blockade-runner. Coining up to the celes
tial door, the gate-keeper would cry, “Halt!
you can not go in with such regimentals/’
And as you answered, “ I got those jewels
from Tiffany and that dress from Arnold
and Constable, these shoes from Burt’s,” the
gate-keeper would say to one of the atten
dants : “ Take this soul down to one of the
out-houses, and tear off those puffs and
ruffles and knife-plaitings and Hamburg em
broideries, and put on her more appropriate
Sunday attire ; for, going in as she now is, all
Heaven would burst out a-laugliing ! ”
Twelve bald-headed men were drawn on a
jury at Cairo, and the Judge refused to go
on the case until six of them were replaced
by good and true men. lie said his court
room could not be made a circus of, no
The Keely Motor.
The mechanical and * scientific world Is
greatly excited by the discovery of anew
motive power by J no. YV'. Keeley, of Phila
delphia. It is generated, as the inventor
claims, from cold water and air, and evolves
into a vapor more powerful than steam, and
considerable more economical. It is propos
ed by this new invention to revolutionise the
world and tarn machinery topsy turvy. The
wonderful power of this creation will super
sede the use of steam entirely. Ju3t what
the vapor is and how it is made the discover
er refuses to divulge until his invention is
made sale from all the world by letters pat
ents* The apparatus generating the power is
called a multiplicator, composed of a num
ber of iron chambers of cylindrical form, con
nected b>' pipes and fitted with certain cocks
and valves. The machine upon which expe
riments have been made is 36 inches high,
24 long, and 13 wide, aud its cylinders will
hold about six gallons of water. A small
brass pipe, with an orifice one-quarter of an
inch in diameter, leads from it to a strong
wrought iron reservoir six inches in diameter
and three feet long, wliei'e the power is kept,
and whence it is fed to a beam engine through
a still smaller pipe. The process of generat
ing the power consists in forcing air into
the upper chambers of the multiplicator', and
afterward letting water run in from a hydrant
until the receptacles are nearly filled. YY'ith
iil two minutes after this operation is per
formed the cocks in the tubs connecting the
upper with the lower is ready for use. The
little machine exerts through the small tube,
one-eight of an inch in diameter, a pressure
Varying from 2,000 to 15.000 pounds to the
square inch, at will. Very thorough tests
have been made by those interested in prob
ing the my stery, to see if there was not some
trick of concealed chemicals to generat e gas,
and although various devices Were used to
detect such tricks, not the smallest sign of
such was discovered. An elaborate series
of experiments were made by the most learn
ed scientists and skilled engineers, and the
results were printed in a pamphlet for the
private information of the stockholders. The
inventor talks about the multiplied power of
li3 r draulic columns held in suspension, but
gives no further explanation of the manner
by which a pressure of twent3 r -six pounds to
the square inch is increased to 15,000 pounds
by merely passing through his iron cplinders.
It is his secret, he says, and he will reveal it as
soon as his patents in this and foreign coun
tries are issued. A large capital has been
enlisted for the invention, and Keely, who a
few weeks ago was a poor man, is now in
comparatively opulent circumstances.—Ex
A Significant Catechism.
Who built all our cities, our villages, every
hamlet and cottage in the land?—Mechanics.
Who built every ship, steamer, \ r cssel and
water craft that floats on every ocean and
plows on the surface of every river?—Me
Who construct all the factories and work
shops on the earth, and who run them?—Me
Who construct all our lines of railroads,
their locomotives and cars, the Pullman cars?
Who make every instrument of music, from
the organ down to the jewsharp?—Mechanics.
Who make all agricultural implements for
cultivating the soil, all nautical instruments
for navigation of the ocean?—Mechanics.
Who make all the magnificent furniture
that ornaments the mansions of the rich—
carpets, mantle ornaments, silver and china
Y\ r ho make all the jewelry that adorn the
persons of the ladies?—Mechanics.
Y\ r hat would the civilized world be without
Mechanics? A howling wilderness, and man
We never think of this brave class of men,
and the great work, without a sense of pro
found gratitude pervading our whole nature.
YY'e honor and revere them for their great
achievements. Y\ r e cannot expect everyone
to do so, however.
Knife and Fork Flirtations.
To drop your knife means: “I am badly
To eat with your knife means : I am
T 6 drop your fork means : “I am desper
To wipe your knife on the table-cloth
means : “ All right.”
To stir your coffee with a fork means:
“ I low sweet you are.”
To] eat your soup with a fork means:
“You are very beautiful.”
To whet your knife on 3 r our fork means :
“ You see I am sharp.”
To cut j T our mouth with a knife means :
“ I am very impatient.”
To pick your teeth with a fork means : “ I
am the pick of the lot.”
To wipe your nose on a napkin means :
“ I am making a fool of mj'self.”
To drum on your plate with your knife and
fork means : “I am almost crazy.”
To scratch your head with a fork means :
“ I itch for an acquaintance with you.”
To dip your own knife into the butter
means: “I am not very particular, you
To let your knife slip and splatter the
gravy out of your plate means : “ I am ex-
ceedingly happy to be here.”
To draw the knife half way down your
throat means : “I am enjoying myself very
well, I thank you.”
Just the Thing they Want. —By an or
der from the Post Office department, separate
pouches for registered letters will soon be
placed on all the principal mail routes in the
country. This will lie invaluable assistance
to the mail robbers. Heretofore they have
been obliged to carry off bags of unremunc
rative letters, and with much care and toil
fish out the letters that had money in them.
An advertisement says what it is told to
say, no more and no less. It can never mis
S TERMS, $2.00 PER ANNUM.
( SI.OO FOR SIX MONTHS.
The total amount which the Freed men’s
bank stole from the darkies is at last deter
mined at $2,879,031,
Ex-Gov. 7j. Ik Vance is generally named as
the Democratic candidate for Governor of
The indications arc that the new census of
New York, now in progress, will not give
that city a population of over a million.
A heavy frost occurred in New England
and the middle States, on the 14th. In some
places milch damage was done.
They had a slight touch of earthquake in
Ohio, Friday, but look out for a snorter next
October, when 'William Alien shakes ’em up.
The Vicksburg IleraUl estimates that the
wheat crop of Mississippi this year will bo
equal to the crops of the last ten years com
The number of persons killed on the rail
ways of Great Britain last 3’car was 1,425,
and the number injured 5,050. There were
130 collisions of trains.
Despise not small tilings. The production
of poultry in the United States is not less
than 250,000,000 pounds annually. Worth
$50,000,000, and eggs worth as much more.
The opinion at the Treasury is, from the
present outlook, that it will be feasible to
substitute silver for the fractional paper cur
rency during the coming fall.
The Freed men’s Savings Bank Commis
sioners now soy that they will try and distri
bute a dividend of 20 per cent, to the unfor
tunate depositors next winter.
A colored minister in Abbeville, S. C., who
had been Beecherizing, submitted to a severe
whipping from his parishoners and then left
the country, rather than submit to a trial.
Alfred Walker, (colored,) who murdered
Rev. J, C. Miller, near Union C. 11., several
months ago, after a fair trial, has been found
guilty. And will be hung—it is hoped.
In 1820, the average individual consump
tion of wine in France, annually, was sixty
two quarts; in 1853, eighty-four quarts; in
1869, 100 quarts, and in 1874, 217 quarts.
Mr. S. L. Graham, of Hickman county, Ky.,
has a short horn cow that gave birth to a calf
on or about the 25th of April, that weighed,
tlyec hours after birth, 130 pounds.
The Cincinnati Commercial says through
out Southwest Ohio the farmers have plowed
up barley and wheat and planted corn. One
consequence is, the area in corn is unusually
Commonly it is the husband who, dying,
leaves a business for a spirited wife to con*
tinue, but in Boston Henry C. Badger is ad
vertised as carrying on a school founded by
A man in lowa obtained a divorce from
his wife last fall and then hired her for a
cook. Since that time she has had more new
dresses and pin money than she ever poss
essed as Mrs. .
According to Rowell & Co.’s Newspaper
Directory, there are eight thousand, three
hundred and forty-eight magazines and news
papers, at present, published in the United
States and British America.
Grantism is no longer a power in New
England. The Republicans of that section
were the last to admit the shortcomings of
Grant’s administration, but they are now the
most bitter of his opponents.
Forty-six of the swords worn by Gen. War
ren at the battle of Bunker Hill, together
with ten of Col. Prescott’s hats, and sixteen
of the enemy’s flags, were on exhibition at
Boston, on Thursday, the 17th of June. It
was a great day for relics.
The story of the mysterious hand that was
found a few months ago, growing out of a
grave near Jackson, West Tennessee, is still
goingthe rounds distorded as follows : “ Jack
son, Miss., is just now excited about a mys
terious hand. Five aces, probably.*
There is a Granger in a certain town in
this State who is so ‘ close” that he throws
“imitation’ 1 -ham bones to his dog, and the
animals, after gnawing the paint off, retire,
deluded into the belief that they had partakeu
of a square meal. —Savannah Advertiser.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania rules
that, after a property-holder has once built a
pavement which meets the requirements of
the law, no municipal corporation can compel
him to replace it after being worn out. When
the public use it up, the public must rebuild
The Re'V. Dr. M. D. Iloge, Moderator of the
Assembly; the Rev. Dr. Lefevre, of Balti
more, and Dr. Stuart Robinson, (if Louisville,
have been appointed delegates from the South
ern church to the Council of the Presbyterian
Confederation, to be held in London on the
21st of July.
The meanest man in Chicago cuts the ac
counts of the Beecher scandal out of the pa
per every morning and hides them in the Bi
ble, to keep his wife and mother-in-law from
reading them. He says they never look in
the book, and he tells them the dog chaws the
paper full of holes.
Advertisements work nights and Sundeys.