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Editor nml Proprietor.
m. s.n. vi. wMfrVlA In AdrAnfifi.
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descriptions executed wllh licMncFH nml
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STOVES AND TINWARE.
m inWENHERG. McrchftlitTnllor.Mn n
2ll ClOOr ftOOVC- AlUtTldlll IlllUSe. Vl-lll.t
MOUIvIn. iucrcunni innor nnti p.cm lor
1.11 1 ln LUIHI RU .1 IIUlllCClll V. ill II III SL..
CLOCKS, AVATCHES, AC.
SAVAifi iicaicrin (jkhup, waiciics mm
im iiitniiAiiif. which iiuti vjiock iiiiutir.
COOTS AND SHOES.
iu iirjis. iiuui. aim mioeiiinitxr. iiiaiiiM..
H. C. 1ICAVKH. Burgeon DenlUt, Muln M.f
jvu l no Louri iiuuHf. i-nw
IV Hit itJUiijiVi nuiKvuu iiuu rujeu inii.
u, r. KUNwiiY , surgeon ncnui. tcviu
IM'lSfUUiil IwlllllUU. V1-I11U
lKKLEll. Altnrnev-ut.Ijiw. Olllcp. iM
itnr tti KTchaniM! HliifU.nrnrtliii "Kvi'hutii'M
wchj- bv if..Kiiruei)ti nnu rnMc nn.
Ulll RIUU 1111111 Oil L'L'l. Ui'iuw .liarKi'L. VltlHj
, RUTTEH. M. 1). Httrgeoii nnd Physician
iirkel street, iihnvo Main, vl.tit'l
IIOTtlsnV. At1nriiov.nt.ljiw. Out Hint.
1.1.1 M It II V Mr 'A M'V I If 11 I I W
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LIZZIE UARICLEY. Milliner. Rnmse
A, . WI-.IIH, I'nliey Goods Notions,
M. DEllUICKKON. Jill nelV Illlil IllUM-
Main St., opposite Court House, vi-nii
. E. KLINE. Millinery nml luney Goods.
. JULIA A. & HADE HARKLEW I.adlo'
nil Wputl vl.nJTl
M1SSKH IIA11MAN Millinery and Kimcy
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
Maimer, eiiht tnd
uam hi reel.
ltr.lni.inif nL Saloon. Ex
JMYKIl It JALOllV.L'onlecllonfiy, nuiii-rj
ku iiiocK.iiaiii hireti.
. MAltlt. Drv CJoorts and Notion,
. RVF.siinr.TZ. dealer m i.ry uooini. uro.
. llKfilT.F.Y. Hoot and Hhoe store. bnolTR
Rliitlniierv.Mnlll St.. below Market. Vl'llU
T imiiiui iron viiu
i.tm IH.-M 1 1 A 1 .1 . I ii.iiprui mm Kin All rrmiii
inn nun i.niiiiier. t'liriiL'r oi .1111111 nuvik 111111
. IIIIUH J.II, III j Uinw. uiim i Hi., v.., .wt -
OIUTON. arocerliB & l'rovlnlouh. Main
. EVKU. Groceries mu (luueral Mcrciiun-
I.VV WAT. .1- i'fl .Inn iiru In Tlrv Iimu1i
. iu. cur. jiiam uuu jaarBL'v un
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ropfrlH niiammvt'iirn l-'tnlir Kllll. SlltlOS.
HAM ! .tr A l.1 1 1 A Y 1 1 1 1 1 ( SI. IIHlllPI'M in
rorcrlfjt I'Mirniif.ni.riim nml Nut nnx. Si'nl.
.1.1.1X1 TIf 4 U I ITti r... t ..t,AI Mmi Mil 111
"Tir.u. i mm Mnit-r unu nun iiuu riiiirv
. OIIltTfaTHf A XI CJiwIjIIa 'I'm i ill- ., 1 1 unwell.
'MniibUilllll Ullllil IIUU l"i
illll INTnV W'.ill IVhiaf W'lti.liiw Klimlt'H
LvurV uins,.' kf..t.,T.i ' vl.lt
u"i ucnirrm ileal. Tin low, cu, luihi i
- iinvj , iitui in Aliii,ni"u,iniiii-, in
Mulnbtri-m. 1 1 vi.nll
- wiwiflri. vuuiiil'lliiuiEr turn tnun
, luuiUI AtUlU KlllVb Wit lIVMi tt-JIl
.HAMI'I.l' A, fn H(ir..l.lnls.tu l'nwl l(lruiiu.
MacUtntry muJo and riulrcJ, v't.n'.l
wuibiUl i,, . L.iiii-(i miuimui" uu,t
'-Ai o( K. Notary ruLUc. noitL tut corner
tin una Market hi. vMUl
VOLUME IV -NO. 7.
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vHi.iu wnuumiy, Jfuiiaaeipiiia ;iJirectory.
ii K:.VC' '-'"''P'AN, Merchant Talloisnnd
ImI 1 X ri!t".l"l.118 goodi. Main Ht,, next door
to lliu llrlck Hotel.
11. HKUltlNa IlUOTIIi:il,farrenleriihd
lluilders, Main St., below l'lno. V1-1H7
MOWKIl A HKimiNO, dealer In Dry (lond,
MalllBt. ' vl.m-7
l'i!c,l J!?TE'' B"(1 refresbment Haloon, by
) llohr M'Hcnry cor.ol Main nudlMnost.,vI.tiij
nil. O. A. MH(lAH(lKli,rii slolaii nnd Burneon.
W-'laln 8t,,icxldoortoUood' Hotel vl-nii
MY1' 'K"!.Sir nn,iort7t Mld,"rTrTd
U Dealer lit uraln.MHI Street. vlulT
U II. & C. KULOHNint, Hlacksmtli , on Mill
1AMESH. HARMAN. Cabinet Make: and tin
O dertnkcr. Main HI., below 1'lue. vl-ul7
I J'. 1'AU.MAN, Kaddlo and Harness maker.
It Slain st oppsils Frame Church. ;nll
10I1N FltYMinK.Snddlennd llninisa maUer.
I Main n., above IboHwnn Hotel. vl-nl7
HW1MH. RUHUVtiKll, Iron fonn.ier.Maeliln.
I 1st, nnd Muiiufaetuivr of plows, Mill Ut.vl-ti47
Mn.HU A. WII.MAMH ACo.,Tnnnersnud Man.
ufacturer. oriiathor, Mill Htreei. vl-n)7
(iraln Cradle. Main Ht. v2u5.
WII.MAM DI'.LONn Hliociiiakpriitui iiianurae
tuicror llil(.k,MlllHt.,weslofl,.ao vluU
V. DAM.MAN, Merclianl Tailor, Second St.
Itobblns' llnllillllg. V2-U1S
1J Second St., below Main.
,T T 1. niilin
Suri;eoit and lMiyslclan
GILIIF.HT A KL1NK, dry gnnila, KrncerleH, and
general nieicbnndise, tain Stieel v.nU
II. KISTt.KIt, "Caltawlssn House,"
, Corner Main and Second Hlreets.
KK1I.U11, Illllard Saloon, Oysters,
, Cream In season Main St.
n 1 Ico
MM. DllOllHT. dealer In Oencrul Merchandise
Dry Uoods, Urocerles c. v2ul8
IISQUUHANNA or llrldt Hotel, M. Kosten
Second Slleet. v'.'nl2
SH. UINAItli, dialer In Stovea and rin-waro,
, Main Stieet. v'.'nli
WM. II. AIIIIOIT, Allorney nl law, Main St.
H. IUVINE, Medical Htoro Main Stieet and
V. OMAN &. Co., Wlieelwrlfhts, Hrst door
abovu School House, vlnlii
JOHN A.OMAN, Manufacturer and dealer hi
Hoots and ShocH. vlultl
T J. LKISEH, M. 1)., SuiKcon and Physician.
" Olllee tit Keller's Hotel. V2u27
)ETEIl ENT, dealer in Dry Onoda Orocerles,
x riour, re
cd,Salt, l'lsh, Iron, Nails, etc.. Main
RH. EN'P, dealir In Sloves und Tin warn In
all its blanches. vlnitl
EP. UK1UIAUD,A llll0.,denlcr 111 Dry Hoods,
' Uloccrles, nnd eutiul .Merchandise. v2ull
PSPY STEAM KI.OUltlNO Mil
tt, U.S. Fowler,
I D. WlMtKHEISI'.ll.liiiotiindShooStiirennd
u llianullietorv. Shim fill .Mnlli Htret nil.
osllotho Steam Mill. v:ul
II W. ElKJAn.Snniueh.imm PlanlngMIU and
L' llox Manufactory. v2ull
H. SIICKMAKKH. dealers In dry
111. KOOtls. ert
goods, erocerles and general iiicrcbnmllse.
First store In Nouth end nl town
v. n in
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ashland, Schuylltill County Pa.
J W. JIILLEIt,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Olllco Court Hcaisn Alley, below Iho t'ol.UM
iiian Olllce. Rouutics, liacli.Pay and Pensions
collected. lllooinsbuig Pa. sep.'Ju'li7
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Olllco Main Street below tho Court House,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Olllco Couil'llollse Alley, btlow the CoI.l'M.
iiian Oillcc, lllooinsbuig Pa.
ATrOHNllV AT LAW,
Ot-KICK INiurt Hmibe Alloy, In IIih (o-
LUMLtl AN UUIIUUI. IJIlIll.u,
won hi unmuinco to tliocltl.etmof UlfKinis-
iii-L'nna vie in tv. Unit to hum iul uculvi'U a xuu
aim coitipjciu uhhuitiuciu ui
WALL rAl'KU, WI.NDOW HHADS,
nml t.11 oilier gnoiU In liU Hun oflmsliifkn. All
tlio nt!veit uuilniost npptoved patterns of tho
ttny aro aivvu)U 10 uu lutittu in iiih i'muuiiaiiiuuiu,
Iliar.i), uyll .uuin rsi. www .mmiivi.
T D. I'URSEL,
' HAltNl-SS, SADDLE, AND TUUNIC
and dealer in
CARPCT-llAGH, VALISES, FLY-NiriH,
UUKl'Al.O II0IIL8, JIOUSK-IILANKHS if.,
which ho feels cnutlilent he can sell nt lower
lalo than any oiher peisun in mo coiiiuy, i.x
Shoptblid disir below Iho Com t House, Main
Rlltci, lllllllUIMlllli;, i ii,
C E N T V R E E !
M. O'U'EEFE, HON A CO.'S
And iiuil'K In Iho
FLOWER nnd VEGr.TAIII.F.
Piibllshid in January. i:vuy lover of llowers
wishing this new mill laluable woik, Ini in
charge, should addresl Immediately M. O'keele
son A Co., Elluuuger A Harry's lilucURochesteri
N, Y DicVWI.-iin)
1 I N V h E S
The underslguej will (heel fully iniill(nitK)lo
nil who wish It tho Recipe nod nil dluillons
or ptcparlng and using u slmplu and lliautiliil
Veeetablo Halm, that will Immidlatcly. remou
'I nil. Fieckles, Pimples, lllolclus, and all trui-llolisnlidlliipurltllHoriher-Ulii.leavlnBlliesanie
son. clear, Ainooih and beautiiiu.
viii iiiun fii.mi ibiiKsi Instructions for pro.
.1....1..., i... vrvd nml., ttii'iiiis.ii luxuriant urowlli
of lialr on a Imldhcad or nioolh fiu u In less than
thirty days Irom first application.
'I he iilHivocniiheohtained liy return uuill by
addressing 1 llll, F. ClIAl'M aw, t neniisi.
r. 11. no Oln, llfci iiuiutiwiii ,
17RR0RS OV YOUTH.
A griitlemuii ho mllerrd for yeais fioin Ncr-
..in.... ii..i.iniiirii linqiv mill iill tlio el
n"V: " a fnfi l lndh;cVetu.;K'wnrforaU, t.f
nillerliig humanlly, nnd frreloii 1 who need It
the receipt und dlreitloinior ini King inosiiuiie
leinedy by which he iiasiuud. Sul eiirswUhii i
In nri. I I.V ItlO IlllVClllhCl N CJ Iiri irm v, ...
so ,y addressing v, ill. ! "ySfJ?1 irtBTOraf .
No. I'JCedar strict, New YoiV.
irrma'pn mil Faiimf.us Soni
and othera'out of implo) ineiit, '''"''
from 174 to SI5U tier month, from, now till next
Bprlijg, by addnsslng iiaiici.a -V''
Mnjorn. it. ArtTtA!,
C. It. D1I.MXUKK. M, UollY
KTMAN, DlLIiTNOEH & CO.,
NO. 101 NOUTH THIltt) HT. 1"H1I.AI)KU'HIA,
Two doors above Arch, formerly?.!),
MANUPACTtlnKItS AND JOIiniCRS I
CAKl'ETS, COriONH, YAIIN3, 11ATTIN0,
OIL CLOTHS, CAIU'KT CHAINS, C011DA0K,
OIL SHADES, OUAIN I1A0S, TIE YA11N.
WICK VAKN, WI.NIlOW PAI'EII, (OVF.Ut.llW,
mu.ow Axn wooniw wam:
llKOOMH, IIHUJIII.S.I.OOKIMI UI.ASItx.TltUNKK,
iiST NOIITII TlllUllBTKKET,
U. 1). UU.MMINOM, l'noPltimotl.
STAlJLisilEDl793T " "
Wholesale 0 rocers, and Healers In
HALTrETUK AND IlHIMBTONi:
No 219 North Third St.
Q W. ULAIJON & CO.,
OIL CLOTHS AND WINDOW SHADES,
Win chouse, No. 121 North Third Mrcct
Q.EOIIOE II. 110IJEHTS,
Importer and Dealer In
HARDWARE, CUTLEIIY, OUNS, Ac.
No. 311 Norlh Third Street, iihm o Vino
C. II. 1I01INK. W. B. KINO. J. II. ML) IIIiKT.
TDTOIINE, KINO & SEYBEUT,
WHOLESALE DItY 0001)8.
No. 421 Market Street
Orders filled promptly nt lowest prices.
January .1, lbtiJ.
TT W. HANK'S
WHOLESALE T011AIXO, SNUFK, AND
Ti'o. llll Nmlh Third Street,
lktweeti Cherry nnd Race, westsldo.
Lato Walter .V Kaub,
Importer and Dealer In
CHINA, GLASS, AND O.UKEN8WAKK,
No. 'ill N.ThlidMrict,
RARNES, RRO. & HEURON,
HATH, CAPS, STRAW GOODS A FURS,
No. Ml Mailiet Street,
JOHN STROUP it CO.,
Successors to stroup A. Lrother,
WHOLi:SALE UKALKIIH IN FIslI.
21 Noilh Wbaives and 20 Noiih Thlid St
1 tillade phla.
JICIIARDSON li. WRKJHT, JR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
NO. 12S SOUTH SIXTH STREET,
gN YDElt, HARRIS & BASSETT,
Jianuiaciurers unu jouueisiu
MEN'S AND HOYS' CLOTHINU,
Num. 52.5 Marliel, und as Coniinurce Street,
TIIUJ1A8 CARSON 4. CJ O.
DEALERS IN HOSIERY,
MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS,
LINENS & NOTIONS,
NO. 14 NOIITII I'OUUTII UrHLKr
yARTJIAN & ENGELMAN,
No. 313 -SOUTH TII11IIJ BTJII.Kr,
Second Door bi low Wood,
W. WAinMAN. P. ENUEI.31AN.
A IN WRIGHT it CO.,
N. E. Corner Sicoud and Arch Streets,
' Dealers In
TEAS, SYRUPS. COFFEE, SUGAR, MOLASHUS
KICK, SI'ICI-S, III l'Al!llbOPA,AC, 41'.
4-0rders wilt rcc.lvo prompt uttentlou.
1 O I, U M 11 1 A II O T E L.
lliivlm, lnli.lv t.tinlulktd and fittld uti the
welhliiiuwu Rubiboii Hotel Piopirly, located a
VhW U001IS AIIOVK T1IK COUKT 1I0UBK,
on thusaniosldeof the htriet, In the town of
lllOOnibUIII g; IIUU llUllllo IIUIHI 111 U U I1CCUSU 1UI
the same us tl
HOTEL AND 1IESTARANT,
tho Piopililor hasdetei mined loglvolotno peo
ple VISHIIIIi II1U 11111 II UJl UU.HItnBUl 'I1IUUII,
A UTILE MORE ROOM,
llu kinlillni' also Is -xli nslve. nnd United on
Input buealcs uud canlages ill Iho dry. llo
,.r,i,iili.i.M Hint e,-rvtbini! iiLoul his 'establish
mint snail bo conducted In an orderly and law
ful inanuen and he. respectlullysohcliMashure
of tho public patronage. myl7'0i.tf
I1LOO.MS11URO, COLUM11IA CO., PA.
Tho uuderslsncd having purebnted this well
lim.vi'ii unit e, ntiul v.loiiileil liolue. the l-.x
i.,.iiil'd Hotel, t tuate on MAIN HTlll'JI'.l, in
iii.i.inii.iiiiri'.iiiiiiie(iiiiieiv iiiiiinsiie ine i uimii
i. i.i i'iiiihiv l'uuil House, lesntctfiilly luforin
Ihelr friends and the mil. lie in genual that
their house is now inoruer lorinu lecepuuu ami
. i.i . i.iim.iiit i.r i iiiw-!Ii.im ulm uiuv bo dlsnas.
ed to iiiinr It with their iiisioui. 'iliey h.ue
spared no expense in preparing tho hichange
HIT 11111 l Illll ihi.iiih it mill h'".". '
shall theie lieauythlne waiillngon Ihelr pari to
nilulslir lu Ihelr personal loluloil. 'Jho house
Is spacious, uud enjoys all excellent business lo
cation, ... . . ....
Oninllmi.es run at ull llmca betwien Iho. hx-
nii.itur.i liiii..liiiiil llioMirlous railroad denols.uy
M liliti liaveleiswlll ho plensaully ennve; isl In
and liom the una cllvo slat Ions In duo time, to
meet thecals. KUONS A CLAUK
llluomsuuig, rtprn .i, i.nni.
IIK KSiY 110TK.U
LVSl'V, COLUMItIA COUNTV, 1A,
The under!,'iieil would Inform the I ravel I Ins
hi b llo thut li Iiuu taken tlio ubuvo nuitied etttnb
Uhiiitiiit ami ihoinitL'hlv rclHttnl I lit name for
the pel feet eoiiveiitfiitM of hUgurittti, 11 ll luriI(Jl
will hHkliM-k.l with tAMii'tt thM market alturdk.
'lilt t lioiciat iKjuorn, wmen uuu ciguiuiwH iu
bemunuiuuisuar. W,LUAM -..
ApriSl.tiSHf Espy, Pa.
OIIAN0EVlLLErCOLUMIIlA C0UN1 Y, PA,
ROHR JI'HENRY, 1'ioprlctor.
This well known House, having bleu put In
thorough upalr, Is now open to lh tiaveliiug
public. Tho Imr Is slockld Willi the iho cesl
linuoiiandclijurs.aiidlhe table will be, at ull
tlnies.suppllea with Iho delicacies of I he season.
No pams w III bo spared to Insure Hit) comfort of
BLOOMSBUHGr, PA., F1UDAY, FEBRUARY J8,
Olt wo hear In silent moments,
Far oir murmurs, aweet nnd low,
Stealing, roftly, through tho inem'ry,
Waking thouglitn of long ago
They aro hut tho getitlo echoes;
Of those sounds, forever tied,
Tones tnat long have censed to ehurin us,
Voices of the early dead.
'Tls, perchance, n gentle warning,
Speaking to us, even now,
From tho Hps that pressed so londly,
Childhood's fair nnd sunny brow 1
And the tones we still romember.
Hang Iho well-known lulln-by,
Soothed tho weary lids to slumber.
Charmed nway th Impatient sigh,
Tl, ngaln n farewell whlsrcr,
Sweetly llug'rlng with us yet,
llreathcd In words of tender meaning
That we nover iniy forget;
Tls n dear voice, chaining sally,
snatches of a fav'rlto air,
Tls a low and fervent blessing,
Or tho fragment of a prayer.
How they bring again, tlies- ochnis,
Wiiftcd from tho far-oir past.
Scents, that llvo but In remembrance,
Joys that were too bright to last!
And they strike ngaln the heart-stilng,
To tho notes that thrilled before,
llrlug back tones, that, sivo in visions ,
Wo shall hear ah 1 iiereruoi-c.
From the Gorman
On the borders of the rushing Rhino
Castles stand theie, pi nml and high J
All In ruins are their walls,
And tho wind swcepi tlnough their halls,
Stormy clouds drift wildly by.
Gallant knights are there no longer,
Spear and shield no longer sound,
Itut tho wanderer, loitering near,
Sees, in those old halls so drear.
Spirit forms glide gently round,
Iieautenus eyes nro brlghlly ilushlmr,
Rosy lips right friendly smile,
And tho traveler gazes fearless
Into those blue eyes so peerkss,
All serene nt heart the while.
Rut the traveler may not tarry
For the parting hour is conio ;
Farewell songs he slngeth ever,
Answirlug tones ho heireth never;
'Kerchiefs Hotter In the air.
ii urn n loiiKi'CKutloiitiliNl can
nay or tliu Cliui'cli ami llic
1" ray or Iloolc
The Rev. Dr. Thomas K. Becchcr,
of Elmim, N. Y., lutoly delivered mi
atldrirs In llmtcity upon tho l'rotcstant
I'.plsi'opal Church. Wo tuko tho follow
Ing from a full report in the local pa
Let another man pialse thee; not thine own
mom u a sirauger,anci not mine own l Ins. r
If any man, however deserving, ho.
gin to mIiow oiruud hrng, speaking of.
tfn of his past record and public! servi
ces, ho make himself ollWiblve.
Rut when a General give credit to
ids brother generals, und ascribes vie
tory to their wisdom and valor of tho
army, then all aro pleased. Such words
are twice useful they profit him that
speaks, and them of whom they aro
In pome.thlng the same way, wo are
offended when wo hear or read tho
words which churchmen speak, in
praise each ofhis own church or denom
ination. Tliey seem conceited, arro
gant, ofii.'iiS'ivo. They prmuolo vain
glory at homo and ill will abroad.
Rut it lias seemed to mo thatChiist-
ian pastors and prelates might bo at
least as courteous 0110 to another ns
army olllcers are! And If wo would
nolo und praUo tiro beauty of our sister
churches more, and silenco our own
boastfulncss, there might como to pass
among Christian people a smiling char
ity anil peaceful rejoicing.
I Invito you, therefore, this evening,
to view tho beauty, the uses, und tho
truth that belong to thoH) Christians
among us who aro popularly called.
In this city there aro four kinds of
churches that have bishops, and there-
foro may call Iheuit-elvcs Episcopal.
rrotentant Episcoj al.
American) Methodist Episcopal .ion.
Rut only ono of these. Is gcnorally
known as tho Epi-copal Church, viz.,
tho 1'. E. Church, represented lu this
city by two pailshes and a mission.
This Episcopal Church in America is
in fact a continuation of tho Church of
England. As gardeners lay down a
branch of a vino anil stako It fast and
cover it till it lakes root, anil then cut
It oiTund have It to grow by its own
roots; so tho EpUcopal Church in this
land was a branch of tho Church of
England, which was laid diwn and
rooted; and by our revolutionary war,
wascutoll'togrow oversluco with roots
of Its own.
Tho Church In America differs from
the Church lu England lu thoso matters
chlelly that must needs havo been
changed because these States ceased to
bo colonies and became a nation
with differing political Constitution.
Tho American Churchman, omits,
too, tho Athanaslan Creed, which Is
long and true, but has a dry and funny
rattle to It that makes irreverent people
Of all Protestant churches tho Episco
pal best deserves thu iiaiuo.Rui'oUMKI).
Shoprusorviriso maiiyof tho usagesnnd
excellencies of tho Roman church, tiud
so fow of her orror.s,that jt Is qulto easy
to percelvo that alio is a reformed
Church. All other Proteslnnt churches
beom revolutionary ral her than reform
ed. The reformation In l.nghind was more
than two hundred years long. There
wcrono volcanic convulsions; no ono
brilliant Fourth of July day In which
tho great reform was proclaimed. Nor
was tho reformation purely and disin
After giving an epltoniuoflts history
which Is familial' toour readers, ho pro
And thus from reign to reign tho
Church of England camodown, uiiuir
Inglittioby llttlo her proscnt bhapo,
and laying oirtho corruption and un
reason of tho Roman Church as then
existing and administered In that rudu
Tho Prayer Hook may bo called sub
stantially complete us wo now huvo It,
in thoboventccnth century (1001.) Thus
this Reformed Church of England fill
cil tip nearly thrto hundred yenra In
i(;r worlc of purifying mid simplifying.
iid of nil l'rolwtnnt Churches, there
fore), sho hint iltwervcs tho nniuo, Ua-
In this country, tho llrst parish of
IhlsChurch was probably that lu James
town, Virginia, 1000 8. Down to the
revolutionary war, the Church In this
land was under tho caro of tho bishops
Shortly after tho revolution an ap
plication was matlo to Parllamuit to nl
low nn American Bishop to bo conse
crated. But Iho Purltnns mid Prosby
tcrtnns opposed tho proposition, and so
Mr. Seabtiry, tho candidate, had to put
up with a hocond-rato consecration nt
tho hands of certain Scotch bishops.
But at last, In 1787, Parliament allowed
tho Archbishop of t nntcrbury to con-
secrato three regular, first-class bishops
lor iNew York, i'cnnsylvanla nnd Vir
ginia respectively. Slnco then tho holy
unction lias not been allowed to fall.
With pious caro Ithasbecnpropncated.
And tho Episcopal Church in these
United States stands to-day as truly
nnd regularly lu tho lino of Apostolic
succession ns tho Church of England
After this mcro outline, of her history
It remains that I nolo somo of her ex
cellent lists and beauties.
1. Tho Episcopal Church oilers for our
use tho most venerable liturgy in tho
English tongue. Tho devotional treas
tires of tho Roman Catholic Church aro
embalmed and buried In Latin. But
in English, thero are no Lessons, GoS'
pels, Psalms, Collects, Confessions,
Thanksgivings, Prayers In ono word,
no religious Form Book that can stand
a moment in comparison with tho Pray
er Book of tho Episcopal Church In tho
two-fold quality of richness and age.
Tho proper name, becauso truly des
criptlvc, for this Church, would bo
Church of tho Prayer Book. As is tho
way with all other Chuichcs, so hero,
thu Church champions and leaders havo
many wiso tilings to say nhout tho
Chuch and her prerogative. But tho
pious multitude that frequent her courts
are drawn thither mostly by lovo of tho
prayers and praises, tho litanies nnd
lemons of tho Prayer Book,
And, brethren ofovery namo, I cer
tify you that you rarely hoar in nny
Church a praycrspoken in English, that
is not indebted to tho Prayer Book for
somo of Its choicest periods.
And further: I doubt whether life
hns in store for any of you an uplift so
high, or downfall so deep, but that you
can find company for your soul nnd fil
ling words for your Hps among tho
treasures of this Book of Common Pray
er. Tn ilt I into of our tribulation; in all
time, of our protpcrity; in the hour of
tli'ati, and in the day of Jutlyment. Good
Lord, deliver us.
As a consequence of tho Piuyer Book
and Its uso I note :
2. Tho Uplscnpal Church preserves a
very high degreonf dignity, decency,
pinpiicty and pcrmaricnco In all her
In ncarly overy newspaper you may
read -somo funny btory based upon tho
ignorance or eccentricity of blasphe
mous familial Ity of sonic extemporis
ing prayer-maker. All of you hero
present havo been nt somo timo shock
ed or bored by public devotional per
formances. Nothing of this sort occurs
In tho Episcopal Church. All things
aro done and spoken decently and In
And so, too, of permaneiico nnd its
accumulating worth of holy association
no Iraiibient observer tin adequately
vuluo this treasure of a birthright
To bo using to-day tho selfsamo
words that havo through tho centuries
declared the faith or niacin known the
prayer of that mighty multitude, who
being now delivered from tho burde.i
of tho Ilesh, are In Joy and felicity."
To bo baptised in early Infancy, and
never to know a timo when wo wero
not recognized ami welcome among tho
millions who havo entered by tho same
To bo confirmed In duo time, in u
faith that has sustained a noble army
of confesiors, approving its worth
through persecutions and prosperities,
tt strength to the tried and a chastening
to tho worldly-minded:
To bo man led by an authority beforo
which kings mid peasants bow alike,
asking benediction upon tho covenant
that without respect of persons hinds
by tho saino words of duty, tho highcnt
ami tho lowest:
To bring our 'now-born children as
wo wero brought.t'i begin where wo be
gan, anil to grow up to till our places :
To tile in the f.tlth, and tilmust hear
tho gospel wolds soon to lio spoken over
onu'.s own crave as over tho thousand
times leu thous.iiid of them who havo
slept lu Jesus:
lu short, to bo a devout and consist
ent ChiirchiiMii brings a man through
aisles fragrant with holy, .association,
anil accompanied by a long procession
of tho good, chanting, as they march, a
unison of piety nnd liopo until they
comn to thu holy placo where shining
balnlsaln,' tho now song of I ho redeem
ed. Ami they sing with them.
Another excel leueo I noto :
:l, Tho Episcopal Church furnishes
(to all who need such comfort) tho as-
suranco or an organic ami unnroKcn
unity and nuccessloii from Jesus Christ
through tho Apostles, by a lino of au
thentic bishop down to Bishop Hunt
ington of this Dloceso.
Kiiiii Henry Vlfl. and jiueon Elbe
uhetli with their proclamations mid
parliaments am no conspicuous und till
.so much h i.i cm lu thu merely political
history of tho English Church, that
many able writers deny that tho rlvor
of apostollo succession so dammed by
them could over gut around tho dam
and llow along again pure uud uncoil
taminatt'd. I cannot dccldo this ques
What I say Is this; Tho apostollo suc
cession in tho Episcopal Church can bo
traced hack so many hundred years In
to tho dim past, that It Is no uhamo to
any man tosny, "I bcliovu It to extend
back to Peter, Paul mid John ;" und ho
who verHy believes that tho ordaining
or confirming hand of tho Bishop of
this DIoeuso Is electric with tho spiritual
lifo nnd proceeds from Jesus of Galilee,
will find It n hand of virtue nnd worth.
Ho who doubts will find It n hand of
form nnd ceremony.
iVnd so without stopping to dccldo
Iho question whether our bishop Is real
ly tl successor of Paul or John, I say
that tho Episcopal Church affords so
much evldenco that sho hns In her Epis
copate tho true .succession, that it Is no
Bhamo to nny common man to believe
her. And If n man relieves lu his
Bishop ho wl.t get from him nil the
benefit that can come from bishops.
ijrctliren,manynoedysouls aro not nblo
to lay hold upon God ono by onu. They
cannot appropriate n Gospel promlso to
themselves. LIko Job of old they say :
"If I had called and ho bad answered
me, yet would I not bollevo that ho had
hearkened unto my voice." vlll. 10.
Such extremo nnd exemplary humili
ty asks for and needs a church ark, and
tho humblo placo and privllego of n
private passenger. The urk of God
that shall outrldo tho deluge I Tho
Church of Christ, In which is found sal
vation. I say, then, that tho claims of tho
Episcopal Church to such an ark of
God, or Church of Christ, endowed
with bacraments, absolutions and profit
able authority aro, for all practical pur
I leavo historians and eecleslasts to
their endless words, mid assert that tho
poor in spirit who seek comfort ami sal
vation through tho olllces of tho Epis
copal Church, nro as well off In Iter us
they can bo In any church. And slnco
mauy aro profoundly prejudiced against
tho Church of Rome, I am happy to
point nil such to suru welcome in the
Episcopal Church, with sacraments
successions and authority as good as thu
1. Tho Episcopal Church is excellent
in her provisions for Christian educa
tion and pious drill.
Churches that avowedly recelvo very
young Infants as members must neces
sarily provide education for these ac
cepted children. Accordingly tho Epls
copal Church is characteristically t
church for tho training of children, Just
as somo sister churches aro churucleris
iictuiy ruvivai enurencs lor tliu convi r-
sion of grown folk.
In tho Prayer Book anil Church at
manao you nnd tno Christian yeur
divided into periods separated by high
days monuments and memorials of
Christian story. This Chrlstlun ealen
dar agrees very nearly with that of tin
Roman Church. And he is an unusnlly
well-Informed Christian who can read
over this catalogue of days, and In
few words tell tho story that each day
celebrates ! Hut a birthright Church
man who has been quietly trained in u
church homo for fifteen years, will nerd
very llttlo teaching more.
In connection with this ealandar Is a
.system of lessons lu following which
tho reader is led through the entire
Bible each year, nnd through its more
profitable parts, monthly orolteuerl
He, who for years has been a Church
man, and yet remains ill-grounded in
Scripture, shows himself an unworthy
sou of a very faithful mother.
By tho Lessons, Gospels, Epistles,
Poalms and Collects appointed for spec
ial Fast or Feast Days, tho events com
memorated by that day aro wrought
Into tho memory of every worshipper.
And by seasons, longer or shorter, of
special religious effort und obtervanco,
tills Church satisfies tho samu want
which other churcht s satisfy by weeks
of prayer, protracted nil clings uud
A good school is a dull placo to any
visitor ulio rushes In to find sensation
ami excitement. Ho will call it dry,
poky, stupid, in like manner, many
religious sensation makers and sensa
tion seekers will promptly voto tho
Church Calendar and al' its smooth
machinery of pious drill, a very dull
substitute for a regular, rousing revival.
But, in tho long run, the Church that
steadily trains and teaches will outlive
tho Church that only arouses mid sliu t
les. If yo vontinuc in my word then
mo yo my dNciplos indied. .
S. This Church makes a distinction
between her creed as u Chinch, which
nil her otllcirs must subscribe; and
that much shorter declaration of faith
whicji she expects from her children.
This Church nover vexes converts
with profound questions lu theology.
Of those who would ucelvo tho Lord 'is
Supper she requires that they icpuit
them truly of their former sins ; stead
fastly proposing to lead a new life.
That they havo a lively faith In God's
mercy through Christ, und a thankful
remembrance! of His death, mid thut
they be in charity with all men.
To any and tn all such, asking no
further questions, this catholic and
most geueious Church approaches, und
by tho hand of her priest, gives the
consecrated bread with benediction.
,'Tho hotly of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which was given for thee, preserve thy
hotly mid soul unto everlasting life.
l'ako nml eat this in remembrancri that
Christ tiled forlheo; feed on him in
thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving."
Anil with like words tho consecrated
wine: "Drink lids In lemcmbrnuco
that Christ's blond was shed for theu
nml bo thankful,"
Citizens nml Christians all Beeausu
this Episcopal Church Is u Reformed
Church nnd not i evolutionary; becauso
her Book of Prayer Is rich ami venera
blo above all In tho English touguo;
because her Ritual promotes decency,
dignity, prosperity and permanence;
becauso her historic union through tho
apostles with Christ comfoits mid satis
lies so many bouls; because, sho adopts
her infant children and provides for
them education and drill ; und becauso
with lurgu hospitality sho probers her
Mucranront to ull true believers of every
iiuinoj therefore from hor own Psalter
let us tako thu words wherewith
bless hor: "Thoy shall prosper that
lovo theo, Poaco ho within thy walls
mid plontoousuess within thy palaces,
For thy brothron and companions' sakes
I will wish theo prosperity. Yea, be
causo of thu house of thu Loid our God
I will seok to du theu good,"
UOL. DEM. - VOL. A'XXIIl
XI VS. Il. I
WHAT IT IS, AND WHEUr. IT COMES
"What Is a sponge matlo of?" said
George, gtsplng, snuffing and wink-
ng under Ids Croton bath. No ono
nenr could tell liiin; nnd his titirso
-said, "Don't be tiskln' such foolish
lucstions, but Just keep tlll and
bo washed," mid so thu matter ended.
JNow, listen, George, nnd I will tell
you what n spongo Is.
Iho very spongo which washes vour
face was brought up from tho bottom of
thu ocftin, ami was part ofu living mil
mat., For n long timo sponges wero suppos
d to bo plants, but later observations
havo decided them to bo animals, nnd
they nro placed In tho class Protozoa,
tho class most resembling nulmals.
Wheu first found in thu water their
appearanco Is very dlfVerent from this
which you now seo.
lhisls tho skeleton only, tho part
corresponding to our bones. When this
wusn coinpleto living thing, tlecp down
underwater, it. was covered all over
Iho outside, und tilled in uverv ono
of theso little holes with a soft subslunco
something liko tho whitu of mi OL'L'.nnd
this was liko our flesh; it was fastened
tightly to a rock, and its color was a
bluish black on tliu upper side, nnd a
dirty white below. It was formerly
supposed to be n plant, becauso It was
always fust lu ono place; but for other
reasons it is decidedly an animal. All
through this mass is n regular circula
tion, liko our blood, and our food. It
has been seen to absorb nutritious mat
ter that is to eat, or rather drink. Y'ou
seo all over Its surface orifices or holes;
communicate with each other
throughout. Into tho lurgest of those,
called pores, the bca wnteris constantly
entering; and out of tho small ones,
called vents.it Is regularly spouted "out;
nnd it doubtless finds in thu sea water
mliiuto unlmals which servo It for food.
and Increases Its bulk.
And this btrango animal produces
others like Itsolf; 1 will tell you how.
! rum thoswft part a little trlobulo is
seen to float, nnd after moving about n
wiillo very briskly hero und thero, ns if
looking for u pluco.fustens itseirto somo
rock. Next, gradually begins to ho
seen tho more solid skeleton (what wo
hnvo here;) tho soft part increases, mid
so it grows; not very slowly, either,
for tho diveiu find it at tho end of three
years largo enough to bring away.
To get these sponges from thu bottom
of the oeeau furnishes occupation for i
great number of people. One thousand
men nro busy In the Grecian Archlpel-1 patch, which wasn field for depreda
ago alone; und Ihotisandsbesides, with l'on by many of his unruly school-
mntiy hundred boals.aro engaged In the
Gull of flluchn, on tho Barbary coast,
undo lsowhere; so that lu many villages
mere, irom Jiay toeptember thobost
diving time only old men, women und
children aro to be found.
The finest kind Is brought from tho
i-Egean sea. At daylight there, in tho
summer time, when tho weather is
pleasant for it requires smooth water
the boats, each with six or eight men
and pair of oars, will leave tho shoro
und pioceed to whero tho water Is uliiht
or ten or even thirty fathoms deep; for
inoso louiid in shallow water nro very
Here they btop, and tho divers pre
pare to descend, Each one puts a hoop
around his neck, und to tills he fastens
a bag, in which the sponges aro put as
they uro gathered. In very deep water
the diver uses a ropo with a btono to it.
Hobinkstho btono to tho spot ho in-
ends to leach, mid this holds tho ropo
sieauy, wJiltii ho uses to ussist him In
coming up again to tho surface.
After being busy thus till noon, they
etiirn to sumo of thoso pleasant llttlo
nouks which abound on thu brliores of
tho Archipelago, to piepare what they
uivo gathered lit for sale.
Tho first thing Is to pre-ss out tho soft
part of the animal, and then to bleach
out tho remainder in tho sun; so they
beat them, anil stamp them, and Irani-
do them, till there Is no more li'e lift.
Tho skeleton part h then washcil.iind
spread in the sun until it Is quite clean,
mil grows to ho tins dull yellow color;
then it Is packed In bags, and sent to
market for sale sent to all parts of
Asia, Europe, uud Ameih-.i. I'hreno
A Careful Charge.
A good Story is told of JutlgoM-
presiding In ono of thu Supremo Court
districts in Western Now York:
An action was brought In his court
for onu thousand dollars for damages
for assault nnd battery. That Iho de
fendant whilu walklmrln tho street
with his wilt) on his arm, was rudely
accosted by the plant If)', whom he had
In somo way oflcniletl, and was called
In loud and insulting terms an appro-
brlous epithet. On being thus address-
cd.thc deft (hint left his wife nnd knock.
ed down tho plaintiff, who tlieieupon
brought tins action, q'hojudgo sym
pathlzed very stiongly with tho defen
limit, out, us the cie-o was closely tried
by the plaintiffs attorney, ho Knew
that If them was u jieg given tliu latter
whereon to hang an exception to his
charge, thu clever lawyer would get u
new trial, So, when the violence to tho
law had been duly expatiated upon, In
tho Humming up, thu Judgn urne nnd
charged thu Jury us follows:
"Gentlemen of thojury, If tho plain
tiff had met mo walking along tho street
with my wife on my unu, mid had cull
ed mo what It Is not denied that ho call
ed tho defendant, I should Imvo knock.
cd him down Just us the defendant did.
But, gcutJimen of thojury, that Is nut
tiro law. ou nitty tnlo tho case, gen
Tho Jury gavo the plaintiff blx cents
damages, without le.ivlng their scuts
"Whoso pigs uro those, my ludy'i
"Why, thoy belong to that Vro big
"No, I mean who Is their master?"
"Why, that llttlo 'un : he's a raro 'un
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A Slight Mistake.
A strange appearing genius on lib
flrat visit to tho city, observed n Blgn
over n store thus:
"Wliolcsalo nnd Retail Store." Ho
worked his way through tliu crowd of
ladles, until ho faced ono of tho clerks,
who was exhibiting somo articles to h
young lady, When ho brokoout With:
"Say, blister, who's boss here?"
"Tho proprietor litis just stepped out,
"Well, Is this u ro-talllngshopf"
"Yea, sir, n wholes.tlu and retail
"Guess you understand your trade ?"
"Oh, yes," replied tho clerk, wrap
ping up u bundle for his lady customer,
"what can I do for you ?"
"Well, ns tho cold weather Is coming '
on, I thought I might ns well como and
glvo you a Job."
"I don't understand you sir," repli
ed tho clerk, who began to suspect that
tho follow was In tho wrong box.
'Zactly soj well, I'll tell you."
"Explain what you mean, my friend,"
said tho clerk, ns ho taw him produco a
roll from under his coat.
"Well, ns I eaid before, tho cold
weather is coming on, and I thought I
might as well bo flxiu' for It. Camo
mighty near freezln' t'other wlntor,
well I did, but"
"I hope you will tell me what you
want, so that I may servo you."
"Certainly squire, certainly, I always
do business in a hurry, und just us quick
as tlicold master will let. I want you
to retail thoso old shirts. Let them
come down about to tho knee, 'lease!
don't wear drawers."
Tho circct may bo imiiginetl, hut, us
novelists bay, can't bo described. The
loud laugh which followed, served to
convince tho poor fellow ho had com
mitted himself and his long legs were
put in motion for the door.
Prepared for an Emergency.
Sam was of that peculiar nnturo
which hud acquired for him tho repu
tation nmong tho mothers onus play
mates and associates, of being a deci
dedly wayward youth, thouh, by his
subsequent good conduct after ho had
arrived nt years of discretion, all this ho
lived down." As it boy, It must bo
confessed, ho performed many question
able unties. Sam's father had charge
of tho vlllago academy, ami ' tho Gov
ernor," as ho (like another Sam) disre
spectfully denominated his paternal an
cestor, also had vhargeotu water-melon
uoys, nam irequcniiy joining iiio Tor
aging party. On ono occasion he, with
others, had secured a good stock for fu-
turn enjoyment, nnd now were, In tho
" moonless midnight," beating a hasty
retreat", when n sudden surprise re
vealed tho fact that " thu Governor"
had been lying in wait for them. Ifu
rushed forward, and overtook, much to
his astonishment, his own son Sam,
who was bringing up tho rear with a
largo wntor-melon under each arm. No
thing disconcerted) tliu "young hopo
ful" calls out, " Como on, daddy, I've
almost caught 'em. You seo I'vootmd
two melons they have dropped t"
Harry M'Arthy used to tell of mi
Irishman who was seen at tho trenches
of Yorktown holding his hund ubovu
tho earthwork. His captain asked:
"What aro you doing that for, Pat?"
Ho rcpliid with a grin and u working
of ids fingers:
"I am feclin' for n furlough, sure !''
Just then a mlnlc-ball struck Ids
arm below tho tho wrist. Slowly draw
lug it down mid gruspirg it with tho
other hand to restrain tho blood, a
queer expression of pain uud humor
pasted over his faco as ho exclaimed:
"An' faitli it's a discharge!"
A Cinciiin.ittl correspondent, return
ing from the East, wps nhout to lilo
himself away lu ono of tho railway pig
eon holes of n sleeping car, when the
somnolent passengers wero roused by
tho voice of a lingo Keutuckiau, who,
holding uji it pillow between Ids thumb
mid finger, roared out to the atlendaiit:
"I say, you boy I como back mid tnko
this uwny !"
"What for, sah?"
"Becauso I'm uSruid tho darned thing-
will get la my t ar."
A German applied to Judgo G
to bo rellevtd from sitting us a Jury
man, "What is your excuso?" asked tho
"I can't speak English," ho replied.
"You havo nothing to do with speak
ing," said tliu judge,
'Hut I can't understand good Eng.
"That's no excuse," said bis honor.
"I'm suru you aro not likely to hear
gt.od English at this bar."
gentleman culled upon a rich miser
mid found him nl thu table endeavor
ing to 'catch u lly. Presently ho sue
elided in entrapping ono which ho Im
mediately put Into tho sugar bowl and
shut down the cover. The gontlemnn
asked fop nn explanation of this singu
lar sport. "I'll tell you," replied the
miser, u triumphant grin overspread
Ing his couiilenanco as io jpoko, "I
want to usee i lain if tho tervauts Meal
"Biddy," mid a huly to her servant
t'l wish you would ttop over and seo
how old Mrs. Jones U this morning."
Iu u few moments Biddy returned with
tho information that Mr. Jonm was just
.seventy-two j ears, seven months nnd
two days old.
The hlglust points on thli ettrth'H
burfaco Is on Mt. Everest, in tho Him
alaya chtdn uf lubuntulns on thu fron
tier of Nepntil, lu Aslu, being S!8,7&0
feet hli;h. Tho lowest spot is on tbo
short of tho Dead Sen, It being 1,300 bo
low tho Mediterranean Sea.