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VOLUME IV ---NO. 8.
BL00MSBU11G, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1870.
COL. DEM.---V0L. XXXIV NO. 1.
RATES OF ADVBftTIBlNH.
One square, (Un I Inn or iU equivalent In Non
patetl typ.) one or two Insertion., tUW; three
One square. . tfXO
Two squares....... S,50
Tbreo squares ..... 8,W
Four squares.... 7 CO
(tuatler column,. 10,00
Half column....... 15,00
10,00 1 10, to
Executor's or Administrator's Nolle, 11.00 1
Andltor'a or Assignee's Notice, I MO.
Local notices, twenty ceuta n line; by tiie year
Cards In tlio "Business Directory" column, l.0O
per year fur the first two Unci, and 11.00 for each
1 T ivnn(.nvir
11 1 V I'aO iVll f - - ' "
ntU'I.ttT, dealer ins r-'-t"-,
ilirvn" - -
imii"--1-- ..... it.. , ..a nnrlicr 1 .1
ittr wiiftri A T.tl Art
,Ultt"V.L - - l.l.l'
liia I'liML IfllK'l'i
, Druggist ami
rtu I lieail corner imiiuiuiu huh ni.
-...a (in iir..iii mni i iiifu Ainicpr. a ur
BOOTS AND SHOES.
i,nrws iinnt nml Khnf maker. MAIM
mud HtiocH. UrocoriCR. cic, .Mam MitKv,
. C. 11UW1.U. Burgeon iicuum, aium ...
0 1110 UOUTL JIOUSP. '""
. F. KINiNLi . Hlirceon lieiiiuiu irem
Orangovillo Directory. Philadelphia Directory.
1 A K. W. COLEMAN, Merchant Tallm a and
II. Usui . lurnitniug goous, Alain HI,
All. HERRING A llROTIIER.Carpcntersaud
, Builders, Main sU, below l'lno. vl-iit7
lOWIIIl lIKItniNO, dealer In Dry Uooils,
series, Luiuucr iiuu ceuerai iiiercuaiiunte.
ntltCK llOTi:!, and refrcsliiiicnt Hnloon. by
i) Itohr M'llcury cor.or Mnlu nndl'luilvl-iii7
,1'hysli'liiii and Burton,
t1l. O. A.MIXlAltlli:
UMalu at,,iivxtdoortoUood'a Hotel
DAVID IIKlllllNO. Rlouriuv
Urnlor In grain. Mill Htrcut,
UH. C. KKI.CIINKH. P.lnckiinlti
. Htli-ct, neurl'lue.
I AM I'M II. II AUMAN. Cabinet Maku:
1 tlettiiker. Main Kt., below Tluo,
I M. IIAHMAN. Haddlo and Harness mnker.
tl. Main St., oppsito Kramo (,'hurcli. v.'ull
fill T fl, VH1 1 1, T. Uii.l.lldnii.l II..... .....1....
I Main t ubovu t'liu Hwull llolt l. M-UI7
r.WlS II. HCIIUYI.KH. Iron fouii.ier,Mac'liln-
iraettuer orjiiows, tiu Hi,vi-ni7
i lt, and Minnin
tlll.KHA. VI.I,lAMB.Ui..Tiuiner.-inliil Mali'
JJL ufacturvra ofliathur, MHIHtriot. V1-U17
j iiihiu .ruuiti, itiiiui nv.
ttril.I.IAM IIKLO.S'O Klioi-niakcritti mamifno-
If ttueror itriek, Aimni., wesvoi r.
Majorr.it. AitTMAN, c. if. dillikokiu m. Monv
ltTiMAN, DILlilNQKH & CO.,
NO. 101 NOUT1I TlimD 8T. nilLADELrillA,
Two doom nbovo Arch, formerly US,
MAN UrACTUllKUD AND J011I1ERS IN
UAUPKTH, foriONB, YAIlNf, 11ATTINO,
on. ci.oTiia, caui'KT chains, coudaok,
Ull, HII AHUS, UUAIN MAOH, TIU YAUN,
WICK YAHK, WINDOW rAI'EK, COVK11I.ITH,
WII.LOW AM) WOODIW WAllK
M7 nORTII 11111(11 nTRKRT,
11. 1). CUMJIINOS, 1'llOfltISTOR.
JOHDAN A UUOTllE.lt,
Wholemile Orocers, and Dfiilcn In
HAI.TI'OTItK AND 11RIMRTONK
No 519 North Third HU
U P. DA M.MAN, Merchant Tailor, Hccond Rt.
I), Koijiiiub' liuuuing. v4
t. . ,f tinntitMU
U1V. tt llUHUltlUj ITU.
Seen ml Ht.. below Main
Kurizeon and Flivslclan
T!. K1BTI.KU. "CuttHWlssa Itonsc." North
. Corner Main and Krrond Ktreets. v'inlS
t i;r.II.t:Tl. ltlllnrd Kalnon. OvstelH. and Ico
li. Cream In season Main Ht. v2uia
MM. IlIlOHsT, dealer lu General Merchandise
. Dry Oiiods, Urorerlca &c. v2-nl8
rtlTMOIIKHANNA or llrlck Hotel. 9. Kosten-
n lmniicr l'ronrletor.bouth'Cast comer Main and
rlccoud Street. V2nl2
1. lwlii7ivi, ut'uiri ill niuivnuiiu iiii-iiniii.
O. Main Street.
AllIlOTT. AttoriiPV nt law. Muln Ht.
rivl'.Li v l . ai. i;..DUiuriiii nuui iij im iuu.
I H. IHVINE, Medical Rtoro Main Street and
jl.' lirurcrcck itouu.
TT V. OMAN
il. ubove School lloube.
W. ULAliON & CO.,
Oil. CLOTHS AND WINDOW SIIADIM,
Warehouse, No. 121 North Third Mrcet
Q.iCOKaE II. IIOUEUTS,
iniporicr auu ieaier ui
IIAHDWAItE, CUTLF.UY, ClUNK. Ac.
No. 311 Norlli Ihlrd Street, abovo Vino
C. II. liOlt.MK. W. H. KINO J. D. SLYIIBIIT. I
HOUNE, KING & SEY11E11T,
.....n i.e. .... nriAtid
No. 421 Market Street
Orders filled promptly at lowest prices.
January 3, 1SC3.
W11U1.IV1A1.C. 1UUALLU, p. ur r , rtii u
No. 110 Noith Third Street,
Uetwccn Cherry and ltocc, west side.
Don't Slop Ovor.
Don't slop over," tlio old man said.
As he placed his naud on tho young man's head ,
'Go It, by all means xo It fasti
Qo wlillo leather and horsoshoos laslj
do It wlillo hide and hair on horso
Will hold tof-other. Oh, so It of con no -
Oo It ns fast as over you can,
lut don't slop over my dear young man.
"Don't slop over. You'll find somo day
That keeping an eye to windward will pay;
A horso may run n little too Ions,
A preacher may prcachjust n fraction toostroug,
And n poet who pleases tho world with rhyme.,
May write and regret It In alter times ;
Keep tho end of tho clfort ever In view,
And don't slop over, whatever you do.
'Don't slop over. The wisest men
Arc bound to slop over now and then ,
And yet tho wisest at work or feast
Aro the very ones that b'nndcr tho least.
Those that for split milk never wall
Aro tho ones who carry the steadiest pall,
wherever you go, go It for tlio fat,
Hut don't slop over and freeze to that I
"Don't slop over. Great Solomon
Onco went n little too far with his fun ;
Louis Napoleon, as wo know,
I Slopped over on Max, In Mexico;
Horace Greeley and Jellersou D.,
And Hlnton Helper and old J. 1).,
Aud Androw Johnson, tho great 'I won't,'
All slopped over Tako care you don't.
Don't slop ovor. Distrust yourself,
Nor always reach to tho highest shelf;
The next to tho highest will generally do,
And answer tho need of such as you.
Cllmh, of course, but always stop
And tako breath this sldo of the top;
And yon will reach It In wind und strong,
Without slopping ovir. Thus ends my song,"
The Locomotion of tho Serpent.
It Is said and In ono senso tt Is true
Hint serpents havo no limbs; but
somo of tho bona and pythons Imvo at
tho bn.io of tho tall, on each sldo of the
vent, rt llttlo hook, which Is supported
or part nor lot In tho worship, for ho is Deacon Isaacs' Tost.
nothing but an outsider.
Tho hymn being road, tho choir tako When Spiritualism first mado Its ap
In hand tho singing of It. Tho straneer I poaranco In tho vlllago of , old dca
hopes that ho will havo moro firmly con Isaacs, a rich man who has stood
stamped on Ills mind tho Impression by I'm church for nearly threescoro
mado by tho pastor's reading of It. Hut years, was exceedingly bitter ngulnst ,y a bono Imbedded In tho flesh; and
thorolstt disappointment for him. Tho all believers In tho "devil's work," as this rudimentary limb is no doubt tho
words which tlio minister rend In tho o caiiett it, anu tienounceu apiriiuni- Inslgnllleant representative of tho hind-
English language havo been rendered lsts ana spiritualism in no vory gentio Cr leg of tho ordinary quadruped, and
by the accomplished linguists In tho language, imagine iiioueacotrs anger, 0f our own lower limb; lust as tho nil)
choir gallery Into tho .Tnpanoso tongue, then, when six months after ,vards ho pics of tho malo mammalia answer to
or something lllso It. For what ho can round it iind worked Us way into tno tho fully developed breasts of tho
understand ont.the musicians might as family, and not only wero his who and
well bo Imported artists for Jeddo. Ho daughters bellovers, but ono of them
needs n book, or something to help him was a medium, and possessed full pow
traiiilato what Is being sung. Entirely or to converso with tho spirits of tlioso
helpless for tho want of It, ho patiently who had departed to thafbourno from
awaits tho conclusion of this service of which no traveller returns,"
song, mid as It draws to n close, ho con Deacon Isaacs was mad, dreadfully
eludes that tholnhospltablo authorities mad; but ho had wit enough not to
A Co.. Whi'clwrlahtH. first door
L17.Z1I: UAKKI.KY, Milliner, ltamsey
i una Maui street. vlnKl I
10IIN A.OMAN. Manufacturer aud dealer In
J Boots und shoos, vluli) I
J. I.ElBKIt, M. D., Surgeon and Physician.
uiiico ui icucr's iioiei. vtn.i
TlETHIl KNT. dealer In Drv Goods Groceries.
I Kluur. t ted. Hall. Fish. Iron. Nails. etc.. Main
RH. KNT, dealer In Stoves and Tin waro In
all Us branches. vlnto
Late Walter A Kaub,
Importer and Dealer 111
CHINA, GLAB.-J, AND (iUKENHWAHK,
No. 231 N.ThlidStrcet,
Bl UGiailAHD.A imo.leoler In Dry Good.
(JrocTrltii, nud utmerul Mt-rcliaiKlUe. vllull
1,1.-11-1 niliAdl I'lAJUUimi 111.11, J.D,lM)WiCrt
J lTonrlctor. wnli)
h. Main Kt... Iiplrtur Ainprlrnn ifniliu V 111 -11 I
f I). WEIli:iIKI.Sini,liOQtaiHlHh()eHtorartna
u nionuftictoiy. Ktiop ou Nniil Hlreet op
posiiu tno Kicum Mill.
rp W. KlKlAH.HuisqufliAUiia rlunlngMill nud
X liox. jiuuuiuciury.
UAHNES, UHO. & IIEKUON,
HATS, CAPS, STHAW GOODS 4 FUltfl,
No. 603 Market Street,
JOHN STJIOUP & CO.,
Successors toStroup & Brother,
WHOLKHALN DF-AWHtS IN FISH.
No. 21 North Wharves uud 2S North Third St
T ICHAItDSON L. WMU1IT, Jit.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
NO. I2S SOUTH SIXTH STltKET,
No Lovo in a' Cottngo for Mo.
BV X, V, WILI.19.
Tbcy may talk of love In a cottage,
And bowers of trclllscd vine
Of naturo bewltchlngly simple,
And milkmaids half divine;
They may talk of the pleasures of sleeping
In tho shade of a spreading tree,
And a walk In the fields at morning,
Ily tho sldo of a footstep free I
But give me a sly fl Irtatlon.
Ily tho light of a chaudeller
With music to play lu the pauses.
And nobody very near;
Or a seat on tho silken sofa,
with a glass of puro old wine.
And mamma too blind todlscover
Tho small whlto hand In mlno.
Your lovo In a cottage la hungry,
Your vines aro a nest for 11 In
Your milkmaid shocks the Graces,
And simplicity talks of pic. I
You lto down lu your shady slumber,
And wako with a bug In your car,
And your damsel that walks In tho morning
Is blind like a mountaineer.
True lovo Is at homo on a carpet,
And mightily likes his ease
And true love Iioh an eye for a dinner,
Aud starves beneath shady trees.
Ills wing Is tho fun of a lady,
Ills foot's an Invisible thing.
Aud his arrow lstlpp'd with ajenel,
And shot from a .liver spring.
Tho Man in tho Back Few.
no Hymn Book.
IWI.' n.iiLiini.l 1?.. ii,.enliinii Alma. i-l. I
House, Malu at., ltalUer Lcncock n,ujerln- I
V 1-11 J I
(Uvular UAir-.fi.ii ulw.li.i.iila u.tnll 1-..
Ulock. Main fclreet. vlnU
0. A W. IT. MIOEMAKKlt.
Roods, crocirlt-H mid general merchandise.
Moro in isooin cnu 01 iowu.
(leiilurM In dry
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ashland, Schuylkill County Pu.
AITOUNICY AT LAW,
Ofllcn f'onrt TIouso Allov. below tho CoLUM-
iuan OIllcc. lioutitleH, llm-lc-Puy uud renslouH
eollecteiJ. lJlooiuuburg l'u. ep.'JU'(y7
tiiri tmrt a ti rninnifi
JIKI!Kl.i:Y. llnnt nnil HiirtA ttnro tiiv-lra I XJs
jOBKHT F. CLARK,
A J lUlllN l-.l AT LAW,
Onico Muln Hlreet below tho Court limine.
IIKS imiifrTlt1iA-V ('rnParliilo
below J ron
ATIOUNKV AT LAW,
Onico Court-HotiKO Alley, below thu Colum-
iuan UlIUc, loomiilmrK ru.
uuu i.umuer. couieroi luin nirttt und
roan. vi. till
ll'I.'Tll f,.f. .11. .....1 t..i
Q I). -UKOCKWAY,
Ai"Jui;rj;Y at law,
Court Ilouho Alley, in tlio Po-
X.UMI)IAI IJlllllllll'f. IJHUI, UJ.
Muln bt. and Court JIousu ulh-y, vl-iH'i
. etc.. P(ir. Muln mnl IViili-n ttn vl.iii.1
lllllirv. flcuinrliiii A. Ilri.vlililm Xltilt,
U 17 J' TIIC
li I Sit would uu
uiirg and vlclull
am t., above Webt. vl-U
i.uii dealer lu Cliolco Drv Goodu. and
cor. Mam und Muiketktt). vl-mi ,7.1,,,,.
iimounce lo tliocu zeiiHoi uloomit-
jiirir anu vieiuuv. mui no hum iut.L rtit'ivtHi uiuii
uuu coiupiciu ubHoriiueui ui
WALL PAl'Klt, WINDOW BUADE8,
FIXTUUKrf, COIU1S, TABSULS,
and h 11 other goodKlu his line of business. AH
llio new Chl 11 ml most uoniuved iiutterim nf thu
: uuy aru uiwu) h ut ou joumi in uih i-Hiuuiuiiineui,
uiiir.t), -w-u iuiu ni. ueiow iMiiruei,
NYDEH, IIAIlltlS & UASSETT,
Manufacturers and Jobbers of
MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTIIINO,
Nos. 523 Market, and Mi Commurco Street,
1 i w
THOMAS OA ItH ON & CO.
DEAliEUS IN HOSIERY,
MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS,
LINENS Jt NOTIONS,
KO. IS NOI1T1I VOUUT1I 8TKKKT
-yyAUTMAN & ENGELMAN,
ijun-v,tsiui' r Jt nr.uaii
No. 313 south Tiiiim BTUKirr,
Second Door below Wood,
J. W. WAltTMAN. 1'. EsatLMAN.
yAiNWitiaiiT & co.,
N. 11 Corner Second and Arch Streets,
TEAS, SYItUlH. COFFEE, SUGAR, MOLASSES
ItlCi:, brlClJ', 111 CAUll HOUA, AC., AC,
-()rder will ree.lvo prompt attention
HAUN1SS, SADDLE, AND TRUNK
Mil 1,1. It & tON. itenlvr In llrv nni.il.
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Um lllA rnllr...... .il. ..II
--v, uioill OlICCI, V I'll 1.1
-vhicih in LUinhpr nf hI1 r hi l'lnnlntr
nmci-m . u . ..
"""iMAf. nuutiin. iriiiiiiT.t iiiiriifNK.
"" uiuttt. iuiun a i reel, VdUiu
Hon hi km ii ..... .
wnir aiiuiu uuu irouitis. vi-u
.i iTrni akcih lor lunsou uoiiner
uiguiUlI.U itou, IUV1W
1. v.. nuiHjri UIOCU. 1UU 1 hit Yl'M
" nirrei. wt-hi 01 Aiiii veL ti.
JWIAflt' t.i .
uty.iear of Ainerlcuu Houhu, vluU
,OH. VALIHEH, I-'LY-NKTH,
UUKFALO HOUrM, noitSK-lU.ANKKTH Ac.,
which ho fueU contldent he can bell ut lower
rme 1 rum any oiner erou in 1110 county, kx
h in lilts fur YourselvtH.
nnoji imru uonr u-iow iuu court Jiotue, iuin
Htreet, liloouihburg, l'u.
UUVi 1Q, Hi,
g E N T F It E E I
.11. U'Jil'.t'.l' l'., A CU. M
And ciuuiK to tlio
FLOWER aud VKOKTAllLi:
Garden, For 1870.
Published In January. Every lover 'of flowers
wishing this uew and valuable work, fret ut
charge, should uddress linnuillately M, O'Keele,
Son A Co., F.ltwunger A Harry's lllockltochester,
41, 1 Itt, .1, UU.'UUI
Good reader, supposo n man comes to
your house to dinner. You ask him to
sit with you, and, taking your places at
tho table, the meal begins. Ail that is
necessary for tlio enjoyable refreshment
of tho Inner mon is beforo you, well
cooked, and decently served. You and
your family are seated in comfortable
chairs, with cushions on them. Your
places aro furnished with tho requisite
knives, forks, and spoon", to nsslst you
in disposing of your eatables, and to
promote your comfort as you eat.
But your guest is not so well provid
ed for. Instead of giving him u cush
ioned chair, you ask him to sit on a
hard board bench, or on n comfortless
stool with no back on it. You hand
him Ills food, It Is true, but glvo him
neither knife, fork, spoon, nor napkin.
At first ho thinks thcro Is soinounintcii-
tlonal omission, which ho hopes you
will presently supply; somo mistake,
which you will rectify. As ho gazes
around tho table, however, iio sees all
your family supplied with tho rcqulslto
table furniture, and enjoying their din
ner with it. And ho further notices
that his uiifurnlshcd condition awak
ens no surprise on tho part of any body
nt tho table.
With embarrassed mood, and sadden
ed heart ho docs his best ut partaking
of Urn food set beforo him, but of course
fulls to enjoy It. Ho hurries through
as rapidly us homay, and, even though
ho may not verbally express his deter
mination, yet ho Inwardly resolves that
ho will never again take a meal in a
house where tho hospitality is of tho
peculiar sort you have shown him.
llut you say you cannot supposo such
u ease. You never treat peopio in lliai
way when they conio to dlno with you.
It would bo very bad manners.
Conio then, from tho dinner tablo to
Tho church bell rings, and tho church
doors aro thrown open, welcoming all
who may feel disposed to enter and par
tako of tho free Gospel feast. A stran
ger, attracted by tno entering uirong
of tho church forboro to furnish his pow
with a hymn book, becauso they feared
ho might steal It.
Tho hymn Is done, and In duo time a
chapter of tho Itlblo being announced,
our stranger looks through his pow for
a copy of tho sacred book. Finding
none, ho begins to regard himself as n
suspicious character; but ho thinks that
at tho modcrato prico at which tho lil
bio Societies furnish copies of tho Scrip
tures to tho destitute, they might havo
risked a copy on htm
Tho collection boxes nro carried
around, and our friend supposes that
he, at least, Is exempt. But, to his sur
prise, tho collector thrusts the box at
him I Ho thinks It Is a very mean trans
action, under tho circumstances, and
makes no addition to tho collector's pilo
of caslu k
When tho sermon is delivered, lot it
bo over so flno n discourse, it is not In
human nature for tho stranger to enjoy
It, or to bo profited by It, as ho might,
If tho inexpensive courtesy of a hymn
book had been extended to him. When
tho blessing is pronounced, at tho close,
ho departs with n senso of n lack of tho
blessedness which might, under other
circumstances, havo beon his. Deter
mined never again to set foot lnsido of
such an Inhospitable church, ho tries
another tho next Sabbath, and yet
another and another, only to meet, in
tho most of them, thosumochilllng ex
Christian peopio, consider I If you
want your churches to ring with tho
full chorus of sacred song, an important
step to bo taken 13 to furnish every
worshiper with a hymn book. Tho
mombers of tho Church own them, per
haps, and havo them either at their
houses or in their pows. It is as un
courteous to tho stranger to ask hlin to
worship with you and to furnish no
hymn bookforhim,asitwouldbo to ask
him to your tablo, nnd withhold from
him tho table tools which would min
ister to his comfort. You havo no moro
reason to expect him to bring his hymn
book to your church, than his fork or
spoon to your dlnner-tablo. Perhaps ho
would not sing if ho had a book. Try
him rather than forcohlm into speech
lcssness. Perhaps ho understands not
a noto of music. Ho may not bo so
terribly behind your Japaneso choir In
that respect. Common courtesy tic
mauds that you give him tlio oppor
tunity to ti'st his powers of sacred song
whatever they may bo,
Supply every seat In the church with
a hymn book. If tho favored sitters In
tho front pows aro using a now edition,
bearing tho dato of tho present year,do
not glvo tho impecunious stranger In
tho back pew an old ono of 1835, with
tlio back broken, or sldo off.tho corners
dog-eared, and tlio fly-leaves scribbled
on by tho small boys, who thus improv
ed tlio tlmo during tho delivery of tho
borinon, which they could not. under
stand. Provide good, clean hooks; let every
body who comes feel welcome to tiso
them. JIako tho stranger enjoy tho
blessing of free Christian courtesy, ond
it will add not only to tho volumo of
sacred praise, but to tho inlluonco you
gain over him and ills friends, in draw
ing them to tho housoof tho Lord. The
show It, and ho boro tho taunts of tho
uugodly with a meek spirit. Ho know
it would bo useless to declare open war;
for Mrs. Isaacs nlonohad proved moro'
than a match for him, and ho was sure
lo bo defeated. Ho must "circumvent
the critter," as ho expressed it, and to
this ond ho set himself to work. He
was a man of sound judgment, and his
worldly oxperlenco of fifty years was
not thrown away. From tho day It
femalo; and Just as our eye-teeth cor
respond to tho cantno tusks of tho Hon.
Nor Is the serpent restricted to a
single method of progression, or even
to two or three. Thcro aro even four or
flvo distinct ways In which Us 11 tho and
slender body may bo used. Tho slow
est, but least conspicuous, Is thostoalthy
glldo of retreat, when you can scarcely
percelvon movement of any ono part,
and yet tho wholo body docs advanco
steadily ; but If you havo tho courage
to place your hand quietly in tho ser
pent's path, and allow It to pass over It
you will perceivo a sensation as of a
scries of dull edges, like thoso of paper
knives, striking tho hand backward
Each edgo is that of ono of tho broad
overlapping scalos, or "scutes,'' which
first camo to his knowlcdgo that his cover tho belly of tho suako, and each
wife ond daughters wero Spiritualists, scuto is moved forward and backward
he never spoko a word against, nor did
ho over alludo to it, except in general
terms in his morning prayers; but any
ono could see that It troubled him; for
he was absent-minded, his eyes wan
dered restlessly, and ho looked care
Tho deacon witnessed one or two"sit-
tings" at ids own house, and was satl3-
by a corresponding pair of ribs, of
which thcro tiro from ono hundred to
lvo hundred aud fifty in different spec-
les; and so, though completely covered
by skin, and capable of but slight hull
vldual motion, eacli pair of ribs Is a pair
of legs, nnd each scuto Is a single foot,
which slips forward without hindrance,
but whoso hinder edgo catches upon tho
Tho Tato of Toe MC'CHnnls.
BY JOHN QUILT..
This horrlblo talo was related to mo
by Arclbald Haggorty, tho voune eon-
tlemnn who blacks boots:
"Mr. Quill, you sen Joo M'Glnnisand
mo and a lot of us fellers was a playltv'
marvels down to Pino street wharf one
day, and Joo M'Giiitils hud no luck.
Ho blowcd on his alloy mid said conjur
In' over It, and spit on it, and sed '(on
overythlngs, but 'twit'nt no uso, for us
fellers won his commoners, and his
bull's eyo, and his glass agate, and his
whlto alleys, until Joo Jist busted out a
cryln' and went nnd sot down on a
board and rubbed his lists Into hla oyos
liko ho was a tryln to gougo cm. And
us fellers wo did'nt pay no 'tontion to
Joe M'GInnls, nnd wo went on playln
and a playln', nnd novcr saw that Joo
had gono and sot down on a place whore
somo feller had been n shlppin' tills yor
nltro-glycerlno. And that thcro stuff,
you know, Mr. Quill, It hn;l leaked out
all over that thero board on which Joo
M'Ginnls was a seltin', nnd tho first
thing Joo M'GInnls kuowed his pants
was soaked with nltro-glycerlne, liko
ho had sot down In the river. Yes, It
was. And Joo M'GInnls when lie felt
it a glttin' damp ho pranced homo, nnd
thought ho'd dry them pants of his'n
by the stove. But, you know, Mrs.
M'GInnls when sho seed Joe she was
mad as fury, nud sho Jist rose right up
' 'I say, you Joo, you outrageous vil
lain, whero havo you been witli them
thcro pants V
And then old Mrs.- M'GInnls sho
fled, that if lie possessed a llttlo more least inequality, and so servesas a point Just made a rush for Joe, Mr. Quill.and
knowledge, ho could get rid of them.
So one morning ho started for tho city
determined to thoroughly Investigate
tlio subject before ho returned. After
visiting two of tho most popular medi
ums, und paying his money, he return
ed homo, satisfied that he could soe
Thero was a "sitting" at tho deacon's
housoon tho night ho returned; and
his daughter Mary the medium in-
of resistance by which tho body is
pushed forward a little. Aud this little,
multiplied by tho hundred pair of ribs,
is enough to propel the snako slowly
but steadily onward, and in a straight
Tho abovo arrangement of tho scuto
also enables the serpent to move in sov-
sho grabbed u holt of Joe, and lay him
crost her lap this hero way, you know.
Then sho lifted up that number sixteen
fist of hern, intendin' to spank Joo
M'Ginnls llkosin. But when slio struck
that nltro-glycerlno, Mr. Quill, wasn't
thero a regular bustln' out of things 1
Je-ru-sa-lera I I guess so 1 There was
cral ways, in which tho ribs aro less a kind of crumble and a roar, and a
directly, or at any rato less indi- rnrin, tarin', thunder and Hglitln' ox-
vidually concerned; for tho backward- plosion, and then about thirty billion
vlted tho deacon to tako u seat at tho projecting edges hinder a movement in earthquakes all run into one, nnd old
table, which tohcr gratification was ac
cepted. Tho spirits wero In good tuno
and so exceedingly communicatlvo that
tho deacon was induced to ask a fow
questions, which were readily answer
ed, and his wife and daughters were In
any other than a lorward direction,
whether tho serpent merely Axes ono
region of tho body and then drags tho
others after It, or throws itself into ver
tical or lateral undulations, by the suc
cessive straightening of which a more
Joo M'GInnls was blown through the
window and tho door.aud tho fire-placo,
lu llttlo bits of chunks about tho size of
a marvel, and ho never knowed what
ailed him, whllo Mrs. M'Ginnls went a
nitchin' through the cellin' aud the
ccstacles at the thou -ht that fathtr rnp.il movement Is nirected. The great- garrot about ten thousand miles, along
would bo a believer, and urged tlio dca- c5' speed Is attained when It elevates with chairs and stove-pipe, nnd pann.
con on in his inquiries. th0 body in a lorty arch, and then pro- and torn cats, and soup tureens nnd ona
"Has my wlfo always been truo to jecta me neau iorwaru, oraws up tne thing another; anu tne novcr come
her marriago vows?" asked tho deacon. I tnlli anu repeats its siep3, alter tno rasn-1 down agin, she didn't. Anil that was
To this question thero was no rap in I -" OI ,nQ so-caneu geometer or meas-1 what ailed. Joo aruinnis anu jura.
rotum, whllo Mrs. Isuecs sat transfixed urlng catcrpuiers. M'GInnls, as suro as you aro horn.
With holy horror that such thought 1118 coramomy ueiioveu mat, somo And now, -air. uuni, couiun'i you give
should enter her husband's mind. serpents can lane tno tan in ino moutu a feller a quarter for ChrlstmasY"
"How many years havo passed since -nu roll along liko a hoop , but no such lt ,cas a sad fat0) tlmt of young Jo3.
sho was untrue?" proceeding is scienimcaiiy oescriDcu. h jiiQlnnls; and what a solemn
Answer by single raps. Then camo 5rany species, howover.'inay spring by warnDg it convoys to mothers I How
slowly and solemnly, one, two, three, suddenly uncoiling tnemseivcs into a faf should every parent bo to ex-
four, and so on, until it reached twenty nuar'y urc" position, uu using uio tan alniri0 her cUM,a trousers with chemi-
as it point oi resistance, xno rapiuity cal tests for nItr0 giyCerino before in
of this movement is less remarkable ,,,,. , T.ot mnthprs Inv
than Its precision, when it is considered tn,3 ,es3on to hcart an( re8olvo hereof
that every chango In tho position of tnr nvrpIsr( nvin!r vltrllanco lest
any part of tho spiral must tend to affect thv too should ncrl3ll Wrctchett
'How many who claim to be are not
my children ?"
Again the spirits rapped one, two.
Mrs. Isaacs looked dumfounded.
"Mercy?" sold Mory.
Which are they ?" asked thodeacon, tl10 position of tho head.-Znrpt-T-'a Mrs MGinnIs did, without a chance to
COLUMBIA 11 O T E L.
Havlnif lately iiUnhast-d aud lltUd uu tho
welbknuwu Roblsou Hotel Prutierty, located a
.W 1JOO US AUOVBT1IE COUKT UOUSK,
on the same side of tho street, In tho tuwu of
Ulooiusburg: uud having outuiueu a license lor
tho same as a
HOTEL AND RliiTAHANT,
the Proprietor hasdeteriulucd lo give to tlio peo
ple VUlllUg lite iowu on uusiue.sur jueii.uie,
A LITTLE MORE ROOM.
IllNstiihllni'alt.olsexttlislve. and Is titled un
lit iiiiL uiL'Uit.K ami ('irnui't'. ill inu Hrv. uu
iiriiiiiLfa iliut evervthlliif aLollt his e.iablUll-
ment snail be conducted lu un orderly ond luw- , , ,, mllQ . ,,,. ,.r,.uiij v(li,
nil manner: uud he rekuccllully solicits uslmre and by tho music Of tho orgllUlSt'ri VOI
of tho public patronage. myi7W.tr uni,irv. necentB the invitation and pass
es in. Perhaps ho helps himself to a
scat; perhaps thesextoii, or tho church
committee, may bolect ono for him. In
either cute, wo find him in unmolested
nossehsldti of a now In tho rear t.nrt of
Tho voluntary being done, tlio ser-
vlco begins. After a brief Invocation
pnii1 h e s.
or preparing aud using a simple and hi
Vegetable Balm, that will Immediately
The underslunod will ebe.-rfullv iiiuIWvui.-.k1 lo
all whu wish It the Reclpu uud full dlli-etlous
. an, r i uicb, . i.niiit-n, .iiuiiiiia, UUU Ull emu--I
lull, n.nl l.ii.iiirltl... .if 1,. u klrl.t l..n, I. ........ ..
sou, clear, .11100111 uuu uvuuiiiui.
no win also senu iriiKxi lusirucnons lor tiro-
duclng.by verysl liiplemeiius.aluxurlanturuwlli
oi liair on a i.tiuneuu ur fciuooiu lace lu less iuan
iniriv iiuva irmn nrsL aiiiiiieuiioii.
'Ilm above canbeohtaliigd by leturn mall by
addressing IHO.x.F. CiTAPSIAN, hemlst.
i-. o. iiox or.3, iiu uruuuMuy, row i oar.
BLOOMSBUIta, COLUMBIA CO., PA.
Tho inidersleiicil havluir liurchased this well-
known and ceutrallv.locuted home, the Ex-
chaime Hotel, slluulu on MAIN STREET, lu
lllooiusuiirg,liuiiieuiuieiy uppusiio ino tuium
IiIil tuunlv Court House, rrsiwctfullv Inform
their Irlends uud the public lu general that
tneir nouse is nuw in oruer lor inu recepiiuu auu
entertainment of travellers whu mar be dtsnos-
eu lu luvor 11. Willi lutir cusiuin. im-- imw
spared Jiu expense lu preparing tho Krchuuge
for ihe tiitt-rtaluinelit of their guests nellher
.hull thcru be uuytlilus wuutluguu their part to
minister to their peisouul coiuiort. The liouso
Is spacious, and enjo s an excelleut business lo
Uuiuiuusts run ui ait limes ueiweeu iiiu r.x-
chutigu lluuluud Ihe larlous rullrouddeoU,by
ivlilih imvelerswlll be nleasantlv couiu.'ed lo
uud irmn thu respiillvo stations lu due time to
un i t I ho curs. KOONS !t CI.AltlC.
mounts uurg, April ,iiHa.
MIE ESPY HOTEL.
i.r."?u lo. mutual aud casn
rruuums OF YOUTH,
A gentleman wihi fcunereuior yearn iroin rrr
r You debility. rreimtUifw leeuv. and ull tho ef
fect of youthful Imilscrtllon, will, fur rnika nf
hiillerliitf humanity, fceud ireotoitU whu need it,
"AMrLi!iv. Xf..i....i..u I-...,, ni I liBini-dvbvwhlclilieMaiteurtd.HuirvrernwliiliuiL'
ff.utar IjicIc. il'il CoiiiluaaSniidVntVwt to inoflthy Iho advertU-er't. elucu, can do
ci4ultry ,auJtt auU r(,.trt;jt v'MiSi by uurtw.lii with jut rc r t
No. 42Cedur t.trcet.'Niw YorV,
Mr?IArs .i-Wuetumker und Chair-
(iJiJ'KU. dealer tn iiluntw, nigum uud
KSFV, COLUMHIA COUNTY, PA,
Tho uuderwlgned would I u form tho truvclllng
nublla that he bun tuken the ubovu uuined ekttib
lUbinfiit uud thiirouirhlv re Ut ted iho kumu for
tho jierfcct convetileueuaf hlnguetjU. UU larder
win uu niiM.-ii.ru w nil ma ulkl iuu iuuui.ri, uuuiuii
The ehoieent Ihiuom, wluea and clguuulwayu to
UU IUUUU 1U Jll UUf,
Apr.'5i,u!Mf Kiy, I'd.
,uhj, w, Loreirufurulluio room I
itAffi11111111116 Uroivli Hton7
'-tiuoiiikuurif.iicrwicu rnnti. vi.iiIr
idn,rf r'll,'ryrubllc,uorlbeui,t corner
XT ANTED. 100 Farmers' Sons
TV and others out of employment, call make
iruui 173 lu 1150 per month, from now iin.uext
opriug, uy auurv.sing UA11CI.AY a cu.,
sr .. 010 Arch Street, PlilladilpUa
ORANOEVILLE, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
llOllIt M'HENIVY, Proprietor.
This well known House, having bceu put lu
il.,if.iiiDli ri-tiiiir. lu now ooeu to the travelllui-
public Tin' bur 1. Hot Un! with Iho choicest
liquors BiidclKuis.undlhu table will lie. at all
ilniu Miitinlln.1 wllb Ihe delicacies of the seasou.
No jiains will be spared lo Insure the comfort of
A STRANGER TAKES TWENTY-FIVE
Yesterday a stranger strolled Into
Washington Hall,"htsted it" four fluid
ounces of benzine, and Invited tho mix
ologUt to play him agamoof billiards.
As tlio barkeeper hadn't time, tho anx
ious stranger invited everybody that
came in, but all declined. Thou ho
wanted to know If unylioiUj knew how
to play in this toyn.
Just then M'Crackcn camo In, and tho
blllhtrdlst tackled him. Mac. iild ho
would play a game, and tho stranger's
coiiiitcuaneo brightened. Ho pulled off
his coat, selected acue, critically squint
ed down to hit) 11 It was straight, bal
anced it, carefully chalked lt, and got
ready. "Well," said Mae., "whoso first
shot?" "Oil," Mild tho stranger, "you
tako tho first."
Me., .shot and couuted. Ho kept ou
shooting and counting until tlio stran
ger got interested. Ho followed him
around tho tablo, and watched each
jhot, and btlll McCracken counted,
making all sorts of fancy shots. Then
tho minister says, "Let us sing tho one a bored look spread over tho stranger's
thousand uud ninety-ninth hymn," countenance, Ho went to tho bar and
which hyuin ho proceeds to read. Tho "hlstcd in" moro benzlno. Then ho
peopio who belong to the Church liavu sat down and read tho newspaper. Then
hymn books of their own, and turn to ho fidgeted around.
tho placo. Our strauger friend has none And all tho tlmo McCracken kept on
mid nobody hands him any, Ho Is counting, until finally ho ran tho ganio
obliged to depend for his knowledgo of out, put ou his coat, and nonchalantly
what is to bo sung ou what hehcars tho walked out without saying a word,
minister read. Ho makes all tho effort Tlio discoiulltttdstrangcrstared vacant
his memory Is capublo of; galled by ly after McCracken for a. fow moments,
tho Incivility dono him, and ieellng and then with another "hist" at tho
that lie Isuu unwelcomo lntrudor. At benzine bottle, paid his bill uud walk-
first ho thinks thu church must havo ed out with tho remark that ho bellov-
been too poor to provide a hymn book ed ho would go over to Torro Hauto
for his uncushloucd teat. But ho sees and play blllards.
tho carpeted aisles, tho Malncd glass
who now seemed bo Intent on tho sub
ject that ho paid no attention tohls com
"M ary, Sarah," rapped tho spirits,
tho names of the two daughters, the
older of which was under twenty
Mrs. Isaacs could stand It no longer,
"It's n lie! I didn't 1 it's a lie!" She
shrieked, rising from the table. "They
uio your children, Deacon Isaacs; and
God knows it."
"But tho spirits aflirm differently,'
said the deacon In n solemn voice.
"Then they lie I" said tho wife.
"But If you bellovo them In every
thing clfco, why not in tills?"
"But 1 don't believe in Hum at till;
It Is all foolery."
"Nor I," shouted Mary.
"Nor I," added Sarah.
"Then," said tho deacon, whllo a
smile Illuminated his countenance, "we
will bidthtm good-bye, and leave those
things which God has wisely hid from
us to bo revealtd in his time."
Tho deacon's evening devotions wero
churticteriztd with more earnestness
than usual, and the family retired, fully
satisfied that tho spirits and mediums
did not always roveal tho truth.
Mrs. Itaac-s was eo glal that nouo of
tho neighbois wero present; but somo
how tho story got wind, and so fearful
were the spirit dames of N that
t hey might bo caught in tho tanio trap
which tho deacon had set, that Spirit
ualism was drlveu entirely from tlio
get off any last words.
the frescoed walls, tho gilt organ pities,
and ho is convinced that tho llimuces of
tho establishment must bo In prosper
ous loudltjon, And as ho further con
templates tho goldcn-cdgcd, morocco
bound hymn books, and tlio cushioned
pows of those who nro of tho happy
number of hnbltunl worshipers lu this
tauctunry, ho realizes that ho hnsnclth-
A nuughly llttlo boy blubbering bo-
camo his mother would not let him go
down to thu river bank on tho Sabbath
upon being admonished, said;
"I didn't want to go tx Bwlmmln'
with 'cm ma, I only wanted togodown
an' ice tho bad llttlo boys drown for
going a bwlmmln on Sunday boo
A largo Keg.
Man Yyenrs ago thero wero few strict
ly tempcianco ptople; shepherds and
lloeks even imbibed from tlio same bot
tle. A merchunt In Connecticut, a good
church meniLer, by tlio way, had Just
received n hogshead of New England
rum, which was standing it. front of
his storo os tho Bov. Mr. Bobin-
so ii passed. The storekeeper, nailing
ids pastor, said; "If you will send mo
down your keg, I'll fill It for you," nnd
ho did not havo long to wait; for soon
utter camo along not exactly a keg.but
something very much overgrown In
tho r-auio lino of hoops and staves, ris
ing indeed nearly to tho full dignity of
it barrel. Tho merchant gazed upon It
with astonishment first looking nt tlio
hogshead us if to gaugo its capacity,
and then glancing at tho family barerl
of tho minister. "Mr. ltobinson,"
finally spoko tlio dealer, after ho hud
tuuen a Bulllclent survey or tno prop
erty, "what will your keg hold?'1
"Well." was tho reply, "I don't ex
uctly know, but It's my opinion that
U trill hold all you can get into ill"
Thero was no dodglug this, anil tho
merchant had to como down lo tho full
est lueasuro of his generosity.
"What did tho Israelites do after
thoy crossed tho Bed Sea?" asked a su
nerlntendent of a Sunday School.
"They dried themselves," said nshrlll
voiced llttlo girl.
One Week from my Diaree
Monday, Had suckers for breakfast,
Suckers and sassidges nro tho 2 lux
urys ov life; the other luxury iz cozy
Tuesday. Awoko with a splendid
hedake, caused by drinking two much
spring water tho evening previously
and going to bed at 9 o'clock precisely.
Breakfasted on tho butt end ov it sass
Idge, and folt liko a dorg.
Wednesday. Ilckolectcd ov asking a
mail in Missoory if beans waz a suro
krop in his parts. Ho said they waz,
"az bcrtuin az a revolver." Itcflektcd
on tho danger ov carrying concelcd
wecpins. Itcllekteil again ov being In
Nu Hainshlre during a sovero sno
storm, and innocently enough remark
ed that I never see eimythlng liko It,
and waz told by ono ov tho barroom
boarders that it war n't nothing; ho had
seen lt fall over a thousand feet.
"What?"scd I, "a thousand feet on tho
level ?'" "No," said he,"buta thousand
feet from on high." I relloktcd how
cazy It waz for sum folks to Ho and tell
tho truth at tho sumo time.
Thursday. Bekolekted onco moro
ov belli on Bed river, in Arklnsitw.und
sceln a largo pieco ov frame-work by
tho sldo ov tho road; inquired ov a prl
vato citizen who waz leading n blind
mulo by 1 ov his ears, what that framo
work mought be. Ho sed It was "a big
fiddle, and lt look 3 yoko of oxen to
draw tlio bow, and they had to haw
and gco to chnngo tho tuno." Bellekted
on that passage in tho poet which scz
"man iz fearful, and wonderfully
made;" nnd thort tho remark might
apply to Addles in Arklnsaw without
splicing tho remark.
friuay. viziteu my wasnwomuii,
and blowcd her up for sowing ruflles
and lucks onto tlio bottom of my draw
ers. Sho waz thunderstruck at llrst,
but explulned tho mystery by saying
she had tent me, by mistake, a pair
that bolonged to . I blushed liko
blled lobsters, and told her sho couldn't
bo too kecrful about such things. I
might havo bin ruined for life.
Saturday, Writ this dlarco for tho
week from memory, anil am satisfied I
have got a good memory, neflekted
upon theonlty of human wishes; ro
llokted how often I had wished to bo
rltch, and how seldom my wishes had
been gratified. Besolved In tho futuro
not to wish forcnnythlng until I had lt
three weeks, and spo how I liked It.
A waggish Journalist, who Is often
merry over his personal plainness, tells
this story on himself:
" I went to a chemist's tho othor day
for a doso of morphine for a sick friend.
Tho atslslant objected to glvo it to mo
without a prescription, ovldently fear
ing that I intended to commit sulcldo.
"Pshaw I" mid I, "do I look liko a man
who would kill himself?"
Guzlng steadily at mo a moment ho
replied, "I don't know. It seems to
mo if I looked liko you, I should bo
greatly templed tokill myself.
Food For Children.
Is your nursing babe, eight months
old, feeblo nud inactive, its teeth com
ing through tho gums already blacir ana
defective, and Its soft, flabby flesh indi
cating a want of muscular fibre?
chatigo your own food ntonco, and glvo
up butter, and finoflour.and cakes, and
puddings with sweet sauce, and tako
Instead, beefsteak, oat-meal or barley
porridge, with milk and uubolted wheat
bread, grlts.peasoup, otc.,wlilch abound
In phosphates and nitrates, and in ono
week you shall soo an Improvement In
tho condition of tho child; but If your
own health will not admit of such a
change, wean tho babe, and give It tho
milk of tho cow, oat-meal gruel, eta;
and for tho next child, bo suro nnd com
menco furnishing tlio material for bono
and muscle at least fourteen months
earlier, and Its teeth will not bo detec
tive, or its muscles feeblo nnd Hubby.
Nor aro defocttvo teeth and undevel
oped muscles tho only or tho greatest
ovils that accrue from neglect to furnish
sultablo matcrlul fur tho foundation of
that structure which Is so Important as
to bo denominated the "templo of God.'
Whllo nil animals, In their natural
state, living as thoy do according to na
tural laws, ralso all their young, and
bring them perfectly developed to full
maturity, a perfectly doveloped young
mau or woman, at full maturity, with
perfect teeth and sound lungs, nnd well
developed muscles and brains U a rare
exception to tho general rule; and to
overy reflecting mind tho reason must
bo obvious; wo neglect to learn, and ut
terly disregard tho plain laws of our
being, and thrso terrible suiR-rlugs and
bereavements aro the natural and Just
penalties for our disobedience.
A Strange Dream. A friend of
ours had a singular dream a fow nights
since. Ho dreamed that ho went to
sleep and slept lor fifty years. When
ho awoko from his half-century slum
ber, he heard somo men talking about
a now amendment to tho Constitution.
Wondorlngly, ho asked them "what
amendment ?" They replied "tno is-
675th." From a conversation with
them ho learned that a mulo had boon
elected to Congress from Georgia, and
thero wero somo contesting his seat.
Tho omeudment was proposed to meet
tlio exigencies of tlio easo and lot tho
mulo In, From tho emigration of mules
Into Georgia In tho last year, wo havo
no doubt but that they aro largely In tho
mnJority.-lf("aiia (7.) Constitution.
Tiiky have a fellow living in Lafa
yetto,Ind.,who is humility personified.
Tho other day ho asked a young lady
if ho might "bo allowed tho privllego
of going homo with her," and was in
dignantly refused; wheroupon ho in
quired, very humbly, If ho might bo
"allowed to sit on tho fouio aud boo her