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This piirplj vegetable pre
parallel), now so celebrated a-- a
Family Medicine, originated in
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eently on the iiiiweU and
Kidney i ui 1 correct* the
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uot unpleasant, and its virtues undoubted.
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What He Believed in.
'That's a great note of Jem's, I do
think,marrying a church woman. They
say she teaches a class in Sunday
school, too, and has a face as fiat and
solemn as a half-baked pancake !'
'What—Jem Knight—has he mar
ried a reg'lar built-pious-go-to-church
and-be-good women, and him one of
the joliest, take-it-easy-and do-as-yau
please cusses between here and Chica
'That's the talk.'
'Great Jee-rusalem ! a sweet time
he'll have. Jest fancy her making him
slick up to the music of slow church
bells Sunday mornings and marching
him off, 'stead of haying a good time
at the gardens, to a straight backed
pew to listen to Gospel mush !'
Thus sp ke a couple of Jem Knight's
familiar chums, amid a knot of the
same ilk, who were seated in tlie tnj iy
ment of their customary beer and ci
gars in Bottler's popular saloon. Tom
Winter, a third one of the party, seem
ed to be particurlarly impressed by the
conversation. He was as a sharp-eyed
young chap of twenty three or there
abouts, who'was noted for the almost
reckless manner in which he went in
for'having a go .d tine.' Not that
there was anything really vicious about
Him. Il was straightforward, manly
and honest, but full of desire to enjoy
life in is freest-going aspects, and es
pecially liberal in his views touching
the observance of Sunday as a religious
ordinance. No one hid ever heard of
his going to church, or that he cired a
button either one way or the other
about church-going or any of its
straight-laced arangements. Hence it
was with more than common surp ise
that his chums heard him suv :
'Well, I don't undertake to know,
gents. If Jem's wife is the right" wo
man otherwise, i should say he'd made
a good strike, getting one who goes to
church. I don't go much ou churches
myself. I used to go with the old folks
when I was a little shaver about knee
high to a'duck. But thai was when I
had to. It's a good many years now
since I was inside of one. As I said, I
don't go much on it myself. It's too
slow for my taste. At the same time,
I believe in a woman going to church.
I've noticed the women that go to
church are generally the best sort. A
man can depend on 'em. They keep
things straight at home and bring the
children up right. A man can feel
safe when he's away having his own
fun, that they won't be running into
any of the blamed dance- hall and beer
garden foolishness that winds up so of
ten in disgrace to a man's home. Oh,
you boys may sneer. I allow it may be
all humbug, and too slow for men line
us. But it's dead sure ; the women
who go to church are the steadiest sort
a man can tie to. I don't care how
much you laugh and poke tun. I've
seen to many wrecked homes and ruin
ed lives grow out of picking wives from
free dances and Sunday picnic. There's
too much nonsense in it for me. If I
ever marry a woman I shall do as Jem
has done—pick a wife that goes to
And he did. To the increised sur
prise and astonishment of his chums,
the jovial, rollicking, devil-may-caie
Tom, who had all his life gone in for
ever y species of enjoyment ; made fun
of parsons and what he called long-fac
ed, church-going milk-sops, more reck
lessly than any of them, actually mar
ried a member of the Rev. Mr. Grace
ly's church, a woman who was noted
for the solidly serious aspect of her
face and stiicl observance of the Sab
A nice-looking woman, to he sure,
and sternly, wiUi not a bit of nonsense
about her. A rare good housekeeper,
too, who kept herself and all things
about her in the very best of 'apple-pie
order.' That much was conceded ;
only, as one of the boys put it, 'too
thundering orderly ! A nice time poor
Tom*ll have now. We ahull see him
creeping about with a Lice as long as a
This proved a mistake. So far as
outer appearance was concerned, Tom
lost none of his old-time jollity of
speech and demeanor, and be seemed
to retain all his old pleasure-loving
disposition. When ever lie met the
boys lie was as keen as ever to have a
good time ; neither did he fall in going
to church. On the latter point he re.
marked once In strict confidence that
it was all right, and a mighty good
thing for a woman to go to church, but
too slow for a man.
Still, it was noted after awhile that
he was not the same Tom. As the
years rolled by and t hreo handsome
children began to accomuany their
mother to Sunday-school, and who
were so neatly clothed and well-behav
ed as to call forth the admiring com
ments of all who saw them, their fath
er grew a trifle more staid and digni
fied, as one beginning to be somewhat
impressed with the more serious aspects
of life ; to feel that a man was made
for something more serious than an
endless round of careless frolic. It
was seen, too, that he was more care
ful not to let the good times he in
dulged in, come within scope of his
home surroundings. This much, at
least, his wife's intluence had accom
'I dont go to church,' In said apolo
getically to a friend one day, 'but it
wouldn't be the right thing to let those
boys of mine get to know their father's
free didos. It's all right enough so far
as lam concerned, because I know
when I've gone far enough. But it's
best to let tbe children come up sort
of straight ; the way their mother
A most admirable woman this same
mother had turned out to he, as Tom
very well knew, and no little he was
proud of her. Yet not half proud
enough. Indeed, it was not vet in his
apprehension to appreciate her full val
; UP. It did not enter his conception
! that the respect which had fallen to
himself in connection with bis excell
ently-ordered l.onie was entirely due to
his church going wife.
An especially sensible woman, too.
Albe>t it had grieved her more than
words can express that her husband
could find enjoyment in pleasures
whicn at best were empty and frivo
lous, if not positively wrong, by not
the'slightest petulant complaint had
she ever upbraided liira or stiiven by
aught save the gentlest suggestions to
lead him to her own better way of life.
There came a sad day, alas ! for him,
and still" more, alas ! for the three
beautiful children. The good wife and
mother was called away from them,and
they were left deso'ate indeed. The
blow was a bard one. What now was
the bereaved husband to do ? So far
as worldly goods were concerned be
was amply provided. lie had abun
dance ; but not all the wealth in the
universe could have made up the loss
they had sustained. Even his royster
ing companions confessed to eacli oth
er that it was 'awful rough,you know
that in his case there could be no doubt
that Tom bad 'stiuck it rich' when he
got the wife who went to church.
What would he do ? A year la'er ho
told a bosom friend that lie must se
cure a second mother for her children.
'You will marry one that goes to
'More resolved on that than ever.'
'But you don't go yourself ?'
'No. The fact is, it's too slow for
me. I like to enjoy myself with things
more liyelv ; and when I've got one at
home who pulls steady in the traces, as
these church-going women do, I can
feel safe and comfortable.'
lie found the woman he thought
would suit. A lady who had been
somewhat intimate with his wife, a
member of the same church, and alto
gether after] the same right-going pat
tern. In fact, a steady, clear-headed
woman, who'knew when things were
right, and was prompt and decisive to
have them so.
'True,' as Tom whispered to himself,
'I expect she'll try to pull me short up
into straight strings, a good deal tight
er than Emily did. She is not as soft
and yielding as I'd like. But she'll be
all right for the children. I can trust
her. When it comes to a question of
what's best to be done, there ain't a
bit of nonsense about bet. So I'll take
To his great surprise, however, he
found that the second church-going
woman was not prepared to accept his
offer with the pleased alaciitj be had
MILLHEIM, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2., 1880.
A PAPER FOR S HE HOME CIRCLE.
expected. Knowing that she was in
rather straightened circumstances, en
tirely dependent on her own exertions
for a livlihooil, lie had felt Bare that his
own well-appointed home would prove
a temptation the lady would not dream
to refuse. But, instead of the grate
fully expressed 'yes' he had looked for,
she icplied :
'May I ask why you have given me
the preference, Kir. Winter V'
'Because 1 want a mother for those
children who goes to church. I mar
ried Emily on that account, ami she
managed so well that I deteimined to
choose one of the same good sort.'
'I commend the wisdom of your de
cision. But you do not attend church
•O, It don't matter about me, you
know. So long as tbe mother is all
right to keep tilings straight at borne
it don't make a bit of difference wheth
er a man gois to church or not.'
'ln his own estimation, perhaps.
But have you thought, Mr. Winter,
that your church-going wife may be
just as anxious to have a. husband
whose integrity of principle may be un
der the saving influence of church at
tendance as you are in regard to the
lady of your choice ? If you desire to
feel at rest touching your wife's con
duct at home is it not equally desirable
that your wife's mind should he at rest
touching your honesty of conduct
when out of her sight ?'
Here was a new aspect, and at first
he thought it was a very foolish aspect,
not to say ridiculous. He could not
understand the idea of a man being
amenable to the same 'rules of moral
conduct that are required in a woman.
And he said so. But to all his argu
ments and pleadings the lady turned a
deaf ear. She would not marry a man
who did not go to church ; that much
of safeguard to the clean life of th e
man she would accept must bo given
in return for her own wholesome puri
ty and unblemished principles.
At first Tom vowed to himself that
he would not tie himself down to any
such unmanly giving way to woman's
foolish whim. As he more and more
observed, however, that tire lady was
possessed of precisely the excellent
qualities he especially desired in a
mother for his children, he finally gave
the requisite pledge that he would ac
company his wife to church at least
once each Sabbath-day.
'Poor chap !' said his old chums,
'now he is shorn of his liber ty, tied to
the apron-strings of a hard-faced,
church going fanotic. He'll be in a lu
natic asylum in less than six months.'
They were mistaken. Certainly, a
great change cune over him. That
was apparrent to the least observant.
He was no longer the roystering, free
and-easy Tom. The old card-playing,
dice-throwing, time-wasting haunts
lost his presence. No maro was he
seen in the noisy, brawling, tippling
beer-gardens on Sunday. He now
sought rest and peaceful quiet from the
cares of the week's business within the
blessed safeguards of his own fireside.
And when, with wife and children, he
walked to church, no more beautiful
picture could anywhere be seen. And,
I as time sped on, and he found that the
influence of the church going he had
always se'*n to be so good for a woman
equally refining and excellent in its ef
fects on a man. be blessed the impulse
that led his second wife to impel him
into the path of life's truest enjoyment;
and. albeit, here were those of his old
chums who still wondered that he could
have been 'led by the nose by a woman,'
most of them were free to confess that,
after all, he was more of a man, a bet
ter man, in fact, than he had ever been
To one who asked hi in how he ever
came to let himself be tied to a wo
man's apron-strings, he said :
'lf the chiet bulK of married men
could be tied to the apron-strings of
wives who are anchored on a founda
tation of church-going princples, we
should have a far greater number of
happy homes and vastly more peace
and happiness in the world at large.'
The Boy Was Safe.
At noon yesterday a Michigan ave
nue grocer made a sudden dash for his
open door, and a boy who had been
standing outside made just as sudden a
dash for the middle of I he street.
'I tell you I won't stand this much
longer,' shouted the grocer, as he shook
his list at the boy.
'What was I doing ?'
'You were breaking these carrots to
'Well, can't a fellow see if they are
'You look out! I'il have an officer
'The one on this beat r"
'Yes, the one on this beat !'
'Rats i lie's a courting my sister,
and you can imagine the sort of a collar
he'd give me ! Just let him walk me
down and Bell will shake him like an
old door mat V—Detroit Free Press.
A Cowardly, Contemptible Saying.
"A woman is at the bottom of ev
So say a legion of noodles who
know not what they say f and who
think they think, when they only re
peat what they have heard others say
Do these faddists ever reflect that
there are two kinds of people in the
world, male and female, and as they
generally assciate together it is prob
able that every occurrence will direct
ly or indirectly involve some individ
ual of both sexes i
But unfortunately for the faddists,
there nro some conditions in life in
which their theory can be thoroughly
tested. In the California and Austra
lian gold-mining regions they had no
women, and yet,if our memory serves
us right, their days and nights were
not altogether passed in halcyon sim
plicity; but, on the contrary, their
camps were scenes of fighting, stab
bing, gouging, shooting, lynching,
and bloody murder generally.
Ou board ship they have no women
to make mischief, and yet they are
not altogether lamblike in their rela
tions, living iu brotherly love and
harmony. The soft answer is often
a belaying pin, and the hand of a fel
lowship is frequently at the end of a
Now, if the opposite were a popular
expression, that "that there is a man
at the bottom ot even trouble,'' it
would be much more difficult to dis
No, the oft-quoted saying is a false,
cowardly, and contemptible one, and
a disgrace to the whole male sex. It
shows that men are ashamed to as
sume the responsibility of their own
evil deeds, and meanly try to shuffle
them off on the shoulders of poor, weak
A Curious Calculation.
A mathematical calculation which
is just old enough to make interesting
reading once more is based upon the
following passage from the Book of
Revelation : "And lie measured the
city with the reed twenty thousand
furlongs. The length and the breadth
and the height of it are equal." This
pretty little calculation, which is be
ing freshly quoted, is as follows :
Twelve thousand furlongs, 7,920,000
feet, which being cubed, 496,703,088,
000,000,000,000 cubic leet. Halt oi
this will reserve for the Throne of God
and the Court of Heaven, and half
the balance for streets, leaving a re
mainder of 124.168,275,000,000,000,-
000 cubic feet. Divide this by 4,096,
the cubical feet in a room 16 feet
square, and there will be 30,321,843,-
750,000,000 rooms. We will now
suppose the world always did and al
ways will contain 990,000,000 inhab
itants, and that a generation lasts for
thirty-three and one-third years, mak
ing in all 2,970,000,000 every century,
and that the world will stand 100,000
years or 1,000 centuries, making in all
2,97 0,000, 000, 000 inhabitants. Then
suppose there were 100 worlds equal
to this in number of inhabitants and
duration of years, making a total of
297,000,0 0,000,000 persons, and there
would be more than 100 rooms 16 feet
square for each person."
A REPORTER of the Nashville Union
took a view of the Apache captives,as
they went through Nashville toward
Florida, and found them interesting,if
not pretty. There were bucks and
squaws and papooses of every con
ceivable size and every condition of
aboriginal liltliiness. A majority of
the men, however, were fine, stalwart,,
broad-shouldered fellows over six feet
high, with high cheek-bones, long,
black hair, and of light copper color.
They were rigged out in all styles and
modes of fantastic citizens' clothing,
and seemed to have donned whatever
they could lay their hands upon,while
a large number still wore the aborigi
nal buckskin leggins and gayly color
ed blankets. One strapping big buck,
warm as it was, was wearing a chin
chilla overcoat that must have weigh
ed twenty pounds, and yet he viewed
things with a solid indifference that
appeared cool enough for a cucumber.
Some wore hats, though not a few
were perfectly, bareheaded. One fel
low had on a battered stovepipe, and
another venerable scalp-taker had a
big red bandana handkerchief wrap
ped about his head.
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance.
WOBS OP A CANDIDATE.
Schemes That arc Devised for
Making Politicians Oorao Down
With the Caah.
A young matt wearing a serious air
awl it billions-looking straw liat walk
ed briskly into the sheriff's office. The
binding of his Prince Albert coat had
loosened its hold in many places, and
the lapels bore the finder marks of a
long struggle with bard times. A
fray Ml black tie had climbed high on an
overworked collar, and his shoes looked
as if they wanted to breathe away their
wearied spirits on a garbage pile.
In tones mysterious and deferential,
and with a very-inoportant-business ex
pression on his face, he inquiried for
Canute It. Matson, the Republican
candidate for sheriff. Being shown in
to that gentleman's pi ivate office, he
took the candidate aside and began :
'Mr. Matson, I have the honor to be
grand worthy Begum oi the Desplaines
Street Scandinavian Incorruptible Po
litical and Social Club. We have on
our roles the names of 500 of the most
influential citizens on tire west side.
We are independent in politics, but
having investigated the character of
'Certainly —I understand—you are
going to fit up headquarters for the
purpose of carrying on an unrelenting
warefare against corruption in politics.
llow would a fiver suit you V
The young man took the proffered
bank note and departed.
'That's the hundreth and fiftieth
club I've been asked to help,' the big
blonde candidate sighed. 'Every ward
has a half-dozen. There are Matson
clubs, Davis clubs, clubs with fanciful
names, and clubs with out names. A
half-dozen needy gentlemen get togeth
er in the back room of a saloon and
organize a club.
'Are any other schemes worked on
luckless candidates ?'
Mr. Matson turned an injured, in
credulous expression on the questioner.
'Look at this', he said, as he pulled a
drawer from his desk. It Contained
three or four dozen blue, red, yellow,
lavender, or rose colored bits of paste
board. 'All tickets to benefits that
will never benefit anybody except the
committee ; for balls which no one
will dance, and entertainments that
will entertain oily a few fellows in
'What else? Well, cast your eye
over that,' and the weary candidate
took a religious weekly paper off his
I n one of the columns was a number
o? cards printed in large display type :
'Vo 1 ;e for C. R. Matson for sheiiff,'
was marked with heavy-blue Pencil
lines. 'Vote for George It. Divis for
treasurer,' 'Vote for Michael Schweis
thal for treasurer,' and on through the
list of candidates of both parties the
•Nobody escaped, you see. We'll all
get the bills before election. I did not
order the card, and the other candi
date? were probably not consulted.
Tins is the newest scheme that has
been sprung on us, and it looks like a
'That isn't all. Fifty newspapers
have been started since the
began. Either of them will .support
the candidate who gives it the most
money. Each ha? a large circulation
among the laboring classes ; it is a
family paper and reaches every home in
Chicago. Then comes the illustrated
papers. They will print your picture
and a sketch of your life for a consid
eration. Then you will be asked to
purchase a thousand or two copies.'
'Do these fellows make any money ?'
'They must proQt by their schemes or
there wouldn't be so many of them.
Many weak-kneed candidates give up.
The 'touchers' often make threats of
opposing the election of candidates who
refuse to come down, and scare them
into buying the schemers off. A can
didate's life is an unhappy one. There
comes a suspicious-looking party. He
probably has a child to bury, or his
mother-in-law is dying, or his landlord
is about to turn him into the street.
He's a life-long Republican, and can
help menu his ward. I'll just step out
at the side door. Good-day.'
Not Worth Much.
During the recent election in Pulaski
County, Arkansavv, one of the town
ship ballot boxes, when brought to the
County Clerk's otlice was found to be
'llow is this ?' asked the Clerk.
'llow's what V the man who had
brought the box replied.
'Why,there are no ballots in the box.'
'They told me to bring the box—they
didn't say nothiu' about the tickets.'
A Peculiar Power.
* Now, children,' said the teacher of
the infant natural history class after
the peculiarities of the crab had been
discussed, 'is there any other member
of the animal kingdom that possesses
the power to move rapidly backward ?'
•Yes,' said one of the most promising
of the little scholars, 'the mule kin do
it.' — N. Y. Hun.
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A Desperate Fight with a Snake.
Jake Beiman, an employe 011 Conn's
ranch, went up into the hills to get
some cattle when he encountered a
snake. The reptile was close to a huge
rock when lie found him, and the rock
was flanked by a log. Beiman noticed
a huge hole at an angle of the rock and
log, for which'tiie snake made on being
surprised. Seizing a large rock he cast
it at the snake, grazing its body. On
receiving tiie blow it turned like light
ning and sprang at its antagonist. Bei
man stumbled over some lushes, and
the snake coiled about him in an in
stant. A piece of wood was close to
the man's hand, and reaching tor it he
struck the snake several sharp blows
on the bead. The latter turned and
ran his head into the hole, dragging
Beiman close to it.
The man braced his feet against the
snake, but could not extiieate himself,
as the snake had twisted half liis body
around his left leg,and, as he afterward
said, "Was just squeezing the life- out
of it.'' Beiman was nearly an hour in
this predicament, until he finally
thought of his knife, and getting it out
of his pocket, jabbed it into the snake's
body. After a few cuts tne snake be
came enraged, and began to wriggle its
head out of the hole. Beiman saw that
his time was short, and made a lively
attack on the snake's neck,severing it.
The instant it was severed the neck rose
convulsively in the air and a spout of
blood came full iu the frightened man's
face. At this point he fainted away,
and he thinks he must have remained
in that condition over an hour. When
he came to the snake was still coiled a
round his leg, but dead. Lie brought it
home, and it is now on exhibition at
the ranch. It measures ten feet eight
inches without the head.— Carßon[N"ev.]
Accident to Senator Wade Hamp
Coli mbia, S C. Nov. 24, —Senator
Wade Hampton, while deer hunting
on his Mississippi plantation on Mon
day, became separated from the rest
of the party, who, toward evening,
supposing that the Senator had left
the field, returned home. At 8 o'clock
last night General Hampton being
still absent a searching party started
out and found the old General a short
distance from the house, much ex
hausted and painfully hurt, but mak
ing his way homeward. About 3
o'clock in the afternoon, as he was
riding through a thick wood where
vines were numerous a ;< Supple Jack''
vine caught his gun and discharged it,
the load of buckshot entering the head
of his horse, killing the beast instant
ly. The animal fell on Senator Hamp
ton, and in his maimed condition it
took some time to extricate himself.
He had been walking through the
woods for nearly five hours with only
one good leg.
Ahead of the Egyptians.
"Talk about Egyptian embalming,"
said a Chicago undertaker. "Why, it
don't compare with what we do nowa
days. These old Egyptians didn't
know what art was in the profession of
undertaking. There is too much non
sense afloat about the lost art of em
balming as practiced by the Egyptians.
In the first place their climate is of a
kind to preserve dead animal tissue
whether it is embalmed or not. It is
very dry in Egypt and the temperature
is even. The boasted mummies of
Egypt are simply dried up specimens of
skin and bones. To-day we can em
balm a body so that it will preserve the
fulness and hue of life and it will ne.y.er
dry up at all. If the modern process of
embalming had been known to the
Egyptians of several thousand years
ago, those old Kings who were laid a
way in the pyramids for us moderns to
look at, instead of presenting the ap
pearance of tanned leather, would liaye
the kingly dignity of form and feature
which was theirs when their bodies
were laid away for the last long sleep."
The First Watch.
At first the watch was about the size
of a desert plate. It had weights, and
was used as a "pocket clock." The
earliest known use of the modern name
occurs in the record of 1552, which
mentions that Edward VI. had "one
larum or watch of iron, the case being
likewise of iron gilt, with two plum
mets of lead." The first watch may
readily be supposed to be of rude execu
tion. The first great improvement—
the substitution of springs for weights
—was in 1560. The earliest springs
were not coiled,but only straight pieces
of steel. Early watches had only one
hand, and, being wound up twice a day,
they could not be expected to keep the
time nearer than fifteen or twenty min
utes in twelve hours. The dials were
of silver and brass ; the cases had no
crystals, but opened at the back and
front, and were four or five inches in
diameter. A plain watch cost more
than $1,500, and,after one was ordered,
it took a year to make it.