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KATES OF ADVERTISING.
ISPUBLISHED KVERY FRIDAY MORNING
in rut coumniAM noiLniso keaiithk
count house, M-ooMsuuno, i'A nv
CHARLES B. BROCKWAY,
KDiTon and rnorntETon.
Terras-Two Dollars a Year payaMo in aivaneo.
Of illdoscrlptlons executed with neatness and
dispatch at reasonable rates.
Oolumbia Oountv Offloial Dirootory.
Mot-tort Jmlgn-lMtt Deiui, IsAAO B. MoN-
IHitrlH IKorncw-.tAMr.'J BuaboN, JU.
Wrfunrcr WII.MAM IiAMOU.
dS- t'YllUN II01U1I.SS, IIIIIAII J.
ltFi DFii, William HiiArrEii.
vimmtAlmmr acrt-Wtl.MAM KlttCKnAUSt,
yliirilors U. J. CAMl'UF.1.1., DANim, Lke.
Cmni'u HptrintendtntCMO.tSi O. IUnKt.EY
lllmm JTor .DjfrfW-Dlrectors, B. II. MlI.t.EH
W11.1.IAM Kium.iL ltloomsburg, nnd JoitNsoii
IKM.fll. OlCCIlWUOd, L'llAllLEStONNEB.tiCC'y.
Bloomsburg Official Dirootory,
Jlhcinlbvru llanllna 0. JoltN A. FUSMOS
l'icsiitciit, 11. 11. Uiioir. Cnslilcr.
; ir.( national YJroiJt-CHAS. It. PAXTON.Prcs't ,
J. r.Tr&Tis. Cnslilcr. . , .
.fntOII-E. II, I.1TTI.K, 1W1, C. W. MIM.KB.
JUommbmn llulhltng and Sarina JVnt Aisocia-lOll-JolIN
Thomas, Prcs't., J. H. RontBON. Hoc,
Jllaomsbvra Mutual Haling lmd Atsoeiatton
J.J. llitowui. President, O. O. UAHKLF.V, Heo'y.
)Al'l'll 11AOH Just received nnd for solo nt tho
IS.VYllJ JAJ l.iSJll'.nVJ,
AVID LOWENI1ERO, Merchant Tallor.Maln
I) st.,ubovo American House,
st.,uuovo American nuusc.
M. MOHR1H, Mcrclinnt Tailor corner of Ccn-
lY tio nnd Muln St., over Miller's store,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, &C.
11 1'. LUTZ, Rrugglstand Apothecary. Main st.
'j, below tlio Post OIllco.
MOVER IlltOH., Druggists nud Apolhccnrles,
Drawer's block Main st.
CLOCKS, WATCHES, AO.
OR. SAVAGE, dealer In Clocks, Watches nnd
Jewelry, Main St., Just below tho American
r OUIS HERNll AHI), Watch nnd Clock maker
j near southeast corner Main nnd Iron sts.
"cATHOART. Watch nud Clock Mokor.Mar
IV. kct street, below Main,
HOOTS AND SHOES.
11 M.KNORU, Dealer ln Boots and Hhocs. latest
J'j. and best styles, corner Main nud Market
Ml rets. In tho old Post OIllco.
DAVID BETJI, Hoot nnd Shoemaker, Mnlnst.
be low 11 artman's st ore, west of Market.
HENRY KI.KIM, Manufacturer nnd denier In
Hoots and Hhocs, Groceries, etc., Main street,
It. 11. C. IIOWElt. Hurseon Dentist, Mnln St.,
ubovo tho Court House.
11. WM. M. llKUKIl, HurReoii and Physician,
Ulllco over tho I'lrst Matluual 1 lank.
Oil. HAUKI.F.Y, Attorney-at-I.aw. Ofltce, 2d
, llonrlu k,.tchauge Ulock, near the "Exchange
-I 11. McKEI.VY.M. D.,Hurgeon and Physician
J . north stdo Main St., below Market.
T (;. llUTTEH, M. 1). Kurgeou and Physician
nrkct street, above Main.
r IS. HOllISON, Atlorney-at-Law, Olllce Hnrt
iJ. mnu's building, Mnlu street.
DIC. II, K. KINNEY, Hurgeon Dentist. Teeth
extuicled without pnln: Main st., nearly op
oslto Episcopal Chinch,
T It. EVANS, M. I)., Burgeon ami Physician,
J south Bldo Main street, below Market.
MILLINEItY & FANCY GOODS.
EPKTEKMAN, Millinery and Fancy Goods,
, opposite Episcopal Church, Main bt,
IKS D1ZZIK HAHKI.EY, Milliner, Hamsey
tun nil nt; iiaiu siren.
IPS M. DEHHICKKON, Millinery and Fancy
Goods, Main St., ueiow jiarKet,
MI!H. JUUA A. & HADE ISAHKI.KY, Irfldles'
Cloaks and Dress Pattern.!, southeast corner
Main and West sts.
riiHU MISSES HAltMAN Millinery nnd Fancy
I Goods, Main bt below American House,
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
l.iOl'.KH HOTEL, by T. Dent. Taylor, cast end
MERCHANTS AND GROCERS.
1 C. MAItlt, Dry Goods and Notions, Bouth
J. west corner Main and Iron sts.
1.10X A WEIIH, Confectionery nnd llakery,
I1 w holesnle and retail, Exchauge lilock.
O.HOWEIt. Hats nud raps. Hoots audBhoes.
.Main si., auovo uourt Mouse.
J II. MAIZE, Mammoth Orocery, flno (Iro
. rerles, Fruits, Nuts, Provision, Ac, Main
imil C.utio Streets.
MHCEIA'Y, NEAT, A CO., dealers In Dry Goods,
Groceries, Flour, Feed, salt, Fish. Iron, Nails,
t-lcN. F. cor. Main and Market sts.
Q H. MII.LEli & RON, dealers in Dry Goods,
il. (iroceiles, (lueenswaie. Flour, Halt, Hhocs,
Notions, etc., Main st.
CM. Cill.ISTMAN, Saddle, Trunk 4 Harness
. maker, Shivo's Hloclt Malu Street.
H W. ROHHINS.llquordealersecouddoorfrom
' uoithwcst comer Main and Iron sts.
1,1 J. THORNTON, Wall Rarer, Window Shades
iJ. nnd Uxtures, Rupert block. Main st.
GV COUF.LL, FnriiltHio Rooms, threo story
' liilck, Main Stiect, west of Market st.
& Dyer's Store, Main st.
I H. KUHN, dealertu Meat, Tallow, etc., Chem
1' berlln's alley, ier of American House,
QAMl'EL JAt'OHY, Marble nnd Brown Stone
OWorks, East Bloomsburg.Herwlck road,
TO, HARM, dealer In furniture, trunks, cedel
" willow ware, near tlio Forks Hotel.
1' 11. HIDLKMAN, Agent for Muusou's Copper
i Tubular Lightning Rod.
C FOSTER, Gluo Maker, and White and Fancy
T0Ti: ROOKS, and blank NOTES, with or with
ii out exemption, fur sale at the Columiiian
1) F. DALLMAN. Merchant Tailor, Second St,
), Rohblns' Building.
DR. J. IC. ROHHINS. Surgeon and Physician
Second St., bolow Main,
GILIIERT A KLINE, dry goods, groceries, nnd
general merchandise, Main Street
T 11. KISTLKH, "Cattawlssn House," North
" . Corner Main and Second Streets.
T KEILEIl, Hillord Saloon, Oysters, anil Ico
IJ. Cream In season Main St.
MM. RR01SST. dealer In GeneralMerchandlse
Dry Goods. i)rocerlejo,
QUKQUEHANNA or Hrlck Hotel, H. Koslen
O bauder Proprietor, south-east corner Main and
TM. II, ABBOTT, Attorney at law, Main Ht.
HF'. OMAN Co., Wheelwrights, first door
, aboo School House,
JOHN A.OMAN, Manufacturer and denier In
Hoots and Shoes
4 1 R. ENT, dealer lu Stoves and Tlu ware lu
- - ,ia utuiiLuea,
R ENT, Miller, and dealer In all kinds 01
tllbln. l.lr.,ir Kf.,1 A f AM Win, to
nn.,.J..7 " """"
J. J,'.' w?UKI,EIBK1,i Hoot and Hhoo'storeand
Po.ir,rsteaMinrP Q W,"U B,reet 0I'
enrT.iJ : 's'."i utuiers in ury
.hoous, groceries oud gtnernl metchandlsc.
VOLUME VI. NO. 3.
II. HEItlltNH A nitOTHEtU'nrnenleriinnd
Iltllldcrs, Main St., bolow Pino.
BUICK 1IOTEI, nnd refreshment Saloon, by
llohr M'Henry cor.ot Main nnd Pino st.
It. O. A.MEOAHOEI,,PhysIclnn nndHiirgcon
AVID HEUItlNO, KlonrnndarlstMlll.nnd
TAMES 11. IIAHMAN. Cabinet Maker nnd Un
O dortnker. Mnlu St., below Pino.
JCHUYLEH A CO., Iron founders, Machinists
3 nnd Mnnufnctuiersofplows.MIIlSt.
) Grain Cradle. Mnlu Bt.
ILMAM DEI.ONO Shoemakernnd mnnufac-
turer or unck, Milt St., west of Pino
Restaurant aui Einnins Eooms.
FRANK SMITH, Proprietor.
N, II. Tho location Is central, tho assistants
attentive, and tho tnhlcs supplied with tho best
tho market affords, tresh ana well cooked. Givo
him n call.
JICIIARDSON L. WRIGHT, JR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
NO. 123 SOUTH SIXTH BTKEUT,
" M. KEPIIEART,
BARNIi-S, RRO. & IIERRON,
HATS, CAPS, STRAW GOODS ft FUP.3,
No. 503 Market Street,
"yAIN WRIGHT & CO.,
N. i:. Corner Second nnd Arch Streets,
TEAS, SY11UPS, COFFEE, SUGAIt, MOLASSES
men, spices, in CAnn soda, &c, ,tc.
S-Orders will recolvo prompt attention,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
3- Office Court Honso Alley, In tho Co
i.UMiiiAN liulldlng. tJnn4,'67,
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON,
Office over Lutz's Drugstore, llcsidene
Market Htrcct, 1st door below Rev. I). J. Waller.
Q W. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OIllco Court Houso Alley, below tho Colum
niAN Olllce. llountles, Hack-Pay anil Pensions
collected. Bloomsburg Pa. sep.20'(i7
ROBERT F. CLARK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Offico Mhln Street below tho Court House,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ofllco Conrt-HoiiKO Alley, below tho CoLUM
iiian OIllco, Hloomsburg Pa.
QHARLES C. LEIDY,
OFFICE ON OAK STREET, MOUNT CAHMEL.
N01lTIIUMnr.lir.AND COUNTY, l'A.
Collccllons promptly made, Conveyancing
nently executed ant, all other business connect
ed with hU pofetslon caremlly attended to in
Montour, Northumberland nnd Columbia o ouu-
QUICK SAT.F.S AKI) SMALL VKOFITS,
SAVE YOUR MONEY.
Enst Hloomsburg, Pn., for nil kinds of thn best
uomo auu city mnuo
F II It N I T U It E .
Prices reasonable and the be" v'Jtk dono,
Jan l'7i tf
lato frcm Germany, offers his services to th9
public ns n ccleurateu
HORSE AND COW DOCTOR,
and nil other nnlmnls, for which his chnrges are
iiiodeuite. Ho can nlwnss bo lound east side ol
Berwick road, neaiS. H. Jacoby's Marble Yaid.
Illoonisbnrg, May 12. 1S71-1Y.
J would annnuncti to thcelttzeusnf Hlooms
lurgand vicinity, that ho has Just received it full
unu couipieiu assuriuieiii 01
WALL PAPKR, WINDOW SHADES,
PIXTUKES, COUPS, TASSEIJ5,
and nil other goods in his line of business. All
tho newest and most approved patterns of tlio
day are always to bo found In his establishment,
mur.3, O'J-ll iuiu nt, ueiuw iviaritei.
AG AZINES, DAILY &, WEEKLY
PAPERS OF ALL KINDS
AT Tltn I100K I.TOUU Ol'l'OSITCTlIi: COUItT HOUSE,
Also an nssortmcnt of Portemonnnlcs, Pass
Itoolts nnu Account hooks, consilium' on uaiiu
llonl:s not on liaud obtained on short notice.
New Hooks aro constantly being added to tho
" lllnomshiiig Clicuhillng Library." Amongtho
latest aru "Guilt and Innoceuci'." "Motherless,"
' sir Harry," " Hot Spur of llumblcthwalt," and
"iuertiuem," etc. Hprto, ,1 11
TTEW STOVE AND TIN SHOP.
Main Street one door above E. Mendcnhnll
A largo assortment of Stoves, Heaters and
Ranges constantly on hand, and for sale at the
Tinning In all Its branches carefully attended to,
and baiisiucuou utmrtiuiecu,
Tin work of nil kinds wholesale and retail
ial is requested.
TVT E W C O A L Y A R D.
1 The undersigned respectfully luform th
citizens nt Hloomsburg nnd Columblu county.
that they keep all tho dilfeicutuuinhers ofstove
coal and selected lump coal for Bmlthiug purpo
ses, on liii'ir wot,,,, (lujiituiiiK nrivj, .,'(,
Co's Furnace! with a good pair of llnlUlo scales
Likewise it lioisu aim wagon, to uetivcr coat to
inose who uesiro iu as iney pureuuse n inrgi
niiiountof eoal.thevlnifiul tokeen a superior ar
tlcle, and sell ut the very lowest prices. Please
mil and examine for yourselves neinre nurciius
luii emus iivi v, u, " '", , , r; Vt '
rnilE itiulorsiL'ticd will tnko In ox
Auuuni ur, jtmno.i,
J. change for Coal nnd Groceries, the following
mimed articles 1 Wheat, Rye. Corn, Oats, Pota
toes, Lard, Ham.Hhoulder.and side meat, Butter
f.ggS, Jlliy, KC.,Hl IIIO lllgOl'Sb UI.U w
urocery more, ntiiouuug tueir coaiyaru,
J, W, HENHEllHltOT.
Illoorashurg Mar, 19,'tf)-ly.
Hv llslm. tills article Indies nnd Gentlclue
can Ik null ly tliemselves it Ihousitud fold. Till
ih 1 u nuiv article mat wincuri straiui 1 1 an
mill nt the same time elvo to it a Itenutlful aiv
pearnnce. It nlso Invlgoratis, benutltlcs and
cleanses. It can bo so upplicd ns to causo the
nnlr to curl any length of llmu desired. Scut
uy muu ior su cis, it pncitngii. Address
'W.. I'.IV J I, , A.OI.t. 1
Mlddletown, Adams Co., Pu.
n a it it ii 1: won k h.
MAIN STKEFT, 11KI.OW UAltKKT,
Monuments, Tom In, Headstones, Ac, Work
neatly executed. Orders by mall will receive
spurlal attention. N, II, Work delivered lice ot
ciiarge. 1, L. UUJitem, proprietor.
ocu-J ii-ti, t-, u, nun
Neatly ami Cheaply Prluic.l
From tho Latest Btyles of Type at the
JQ E N T I 8 T It Y .
11, U. JIUWKlt, DKNTIST,
llv oilers his nrofesslnnni nprvim. fr
the Indies and gontlemcn of llloomsburK nnd VI
clnltv. He Is nrennreil tnnttend to nil ilm vnri
ous operations In tho lino of his profession, nnd
is provided with tholatost Improved 1'ohcki.ain
i kktii which win ue inserteu on Koitl plallniE
sliver nnu rubber bsso to look as well nstue nnl
ml teeth. Teeth extracted bv nlltlin n.wnnj
most approved methods, nnd all operations on
tho teeth carcfultyaiid propel ly attended to.
ltoslrleuce nud olllce a few doors ulinvn fhn
Court House, snmo side.
itloorashurg, Jnn.ni ly
WILLIAM II. LAW.
Manufacturer of Wrought Iron llrldgos, Hollers,
Gasholders, Fireproof Buildings, Wrought Iron
Koofine. ItnnMntr 1,'rnmes. t.'lnnrlnrr nn llnnra
Fnrm Gates antffenclUK, also Wrouclit Iron nln.
lug, stacks nnd nil kinds of Smith Work, Ao.
llennlrs promptly attended to ,
urnwiugs nn ritimaies suppiieu.
PII13 GREAT MAGICAL
tJ A 11 It P O It C K It T
111 force n beautiful Set of Whl.lrnra n, Mm.
tncho. In from two to threo mnnthq. nt, i,nv n.,.
sun over twelve years old, It Is 0110 of tho best
I'lcpunitiuus 10 lunito 1110 wuisuers grow mat
vi iww liiKnvil, uiio uoiuooi 11 lssuiuctciit to
odtlce n verv strnni; tieanl. 11 duos nn, f nnv
way stain or injure tho skin. Try it; It Is no
humbiu;. l'rlco Si cents pir bottlo. Sent by
to any address, on receipt ol
WILLIAM C. WAGNER,
dnins County, Ponna
1. 400,0-, V
Fulton N. y
rvingaru w. 1
Danville, Horso Theft
Atlantic, N. Y
ermaula, N. Y
FREAS BROWN, Alien!,
Afilf riVPC lmvo 1o"K wauled a
JULMV iVlll'j I linvellvwhlrli will. ell
nt sight in e ery lamily.
the only work extant which satisfies this want.
Is beautiful ami htrlklni.prmlilnlmnn ottilr.,.
ly now and elegant Family i'liorofiiiAiMi at..
hum with n complete Family Histoiiy. Hiacttu
what the peoplo liavo lou wished. Selling rap
Idly, AriKNis nro dropping tho old books to
take hold of tho useful mid beautiful "Jteihter."
A few Into Reports lrom Agents are: 11 in 2 days;
1.1 lull days; Ktln 1 week, nettlug Agcuts S2ihi
$50 per week. Full partlculain unit Circulars
GEO. MACLEAN, Publisher,
novin'70-ly. 71u Hansom Street, Philadelphia.
INKLEY KNITTING MACHINE
THE SIMPLEST, CHEAPEST AND REST IN
USE1 HAS HUT ONE NEEDLE! A
CHILD CAN RUN IT I
Designed especially for tho use of families, and
odies who deslio to knit for tho market. Will
do ecry stitch of tho knitting in a stocking,
ldculug und 11 arrowing as readily ns by hand.
Are splendid for worsteds nnd fancy work,
rAKiisu rivi-i uii-i-&Hfc.;vr kiinus ur
iTITCII I Alo erv m-sv lo lnnniii?o. nnil not
lluble to tct out of order. Every Family should
wo want an Agent in every town to Introduce
ml sell them, to whom we offer tho most liberal
inducement!?. Send lor our Circular and H.tumlu
1IINKLISY KNITTING MACHINE CO.,
nov. lu,'71-ly. Ralli, Jle.
ADIEb' FANCY FURS 1
718 ARCH ST., Middle of the lilock. between 7th
and Kill Sts., South Hide, PHILADELPHIA, lm-
porier.jiiiuuiaciuierauci Dealer in 1111 kiuus auu
FOR LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S WEAR.
Havinir Imported a very largenud splendid as
ortmeul of all tlio dillerent kinds ol Furs from
irst hands lu Europe, and have had them made
up by tho most skllllul workmen, would respect
lollv Invito thn lenders of this paper to call and
xii 111 1110 ills very large auu oeautiiui assortment
I Fancy FUltS, FOll I.AllIES and Cuildukn. I
111 ilt'tiTiolnetl to sell at ns Low lutict-s as any
ither respectable Houso In this city. All Funs
WAI ltAM'F.D, NO MISIlHl"ll.JIb.NTAlION TO LF1
718 Al'.ClI STKEEI', 1'HILADELl'lIIA.
jqj- 0. HOWE II,
Uun opened a firnl-clas
DOOT, SHOE, HAT CAlt AND Ull BTOKK.
at tho old stand on irf.ilnRtrcct.Bloomsbnrg.arow
doors auovo uie court iiouso, juiKhiocKisconv
iiicspdnfilie vorv latest and betithtvles evur otler-
a ill tho citlztns of Columbia County, llocaii
accommudute tlio public Willi the following goods
attllOlowChl rait'N, jinrs ueavy uuuuiu miiuu
HtoaabootB, rat'ii suouuio nnu bingie iap koito
irin imntn. inen'n hcavv stoira shoes of all kinds.
men H llllV UUUl uuu vutiua ui un kiuum, uuj a
ir.nt.io k.nlfil hnntu nnd. shoes of all kluiN. men's
ulove l;ld Ualmoial nhocs,meu's, women'H.boys's
Him J n IS t St lilMIUK KHHilfi, i"irnn h'"u
lol It, 1 verv II llP.WlUllfll K ItlOrOt CO JHllII'OrilllHlIU
call suoes, womeirs vury unu am uuutiurti
ers. in Hhori ouoisoi anuescripiions uoiu jhk
ilo would also call attention to hU flue assort
ath, CArH.Fima anij notions.
which comirlie(iU tho ue7 and nnpalai win-
ctic;at prk-eswlibheannotrailtosultiul. These
Ijoouh nro onereo in uiu lunvw, -au iuiv uu
7Ui oe (;nuiauieeu mgiv fciuauu inm, ,y
lu t.bltill..it Lffort iilirf'hiixln' olSOWhblO R8 It 13
belit'Vfd'that better barKiilns are to bo found
than ut any other pmce in inecoauiy.
C O N F E C T I O N E R Y ,
Tho nmtprslimei!. successors of F. Wldniyer
u'ontii ifsnectiiillv anuouueu that they have
taken M well. estubiisneu sinnu recently occu,
pled by tho nbovo nauioi, 111 inooiiisuurg, auu
repilie(l IO Ooniiuuu luu uiKiuva, u uttuimuv,
urlug ami selling, uy
WHOLESALE AND ROTAIL.
(-nnfpptlmierv of every stvlo nud kind. Also.
they will luiNont all tlmesit complete) supply oi
tho best and treshest Bread anil Ciko. Pintles
desiring anything In this Hue will Hud It tu their
auvautugo to can ou us.
AN ICE CREAM SALOON
is ndded to tho establishment, and ladles and
others who nuiv patruulzo us. may rely upon
upon rtcetvlug proper attention. A reasonable
sharu ofpuhll" piilrouugets rcspoctiuuy solicited,
and small quantities, const
lutspoerry. jjemou, uuu ovnci oiui, ,ui,t,
DECKER a STECKEL,
May 5. 1K7I.-Iy
WILLIAM BUTLER, Iioirlotor,
This House having been nut lu thorough renal
Is now open fur the reception of guests. Nu
;iulus will he spared to cusuie the perlect com.
:ort of tho travelers. Too 1'ioorlefor solicits
stocked at all times with duo liquors and clgaiu
snare 01 puuno paironuae. Tlio bar will
W. F. PIATT, Projirletor,
BENTON, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA,
This well known Houso having been put In
thorough repair Is now open tor the reception of
visitors. No pains have been spared to ensuie
tho perfect coinlort of guests, Tho proprietor
also inns n Rtnge lrom the Hotel to Bloomsburg
and Intermediate lvoluts ou Tuesday, Thursday
and Haturdny of each week.
ESPY, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
Tho undersigned would Inform tho travelling
publlo that lit) has taken the above named estab
lishment mul thoroughly refitted the sumo for
the perlect convenience of his guests. Ills larder
will bo slocked with tho best the market altords.
The choicest liquors, wines and cigars always to
uu lutuiu in ins uur.
Wo now have the finest assortment of BLANK
DFEDS on hand and for sale that were ever kept
III Hloomsburg. Lurge size uu best liaichmeut
paper. Commuu Deeds. Executor's and Admlnls.
trulors DetHls-emall slza good paper (cl.cfp
Hio i'lrst SnoiT l'nll.
11V JAME, 11US1KLL LOWELL.
Tho snow had 1rgun In tho gloaming,
And busily all tho night
Had been heaping field nnd highway
With n slleuco deep and white,
Every pine, nnd fir, nud hemlock,
Woro ermluo too dear for nn cnrl,
And tho poorest twig on tho elm treo
Was ridged Inch deep with poarl.
From shoJs new roofed with Carrara,
Cnmo Chanticleer's mufllod crow;
Tho stltr rails wcro softened to swan's down,
And still fluttered down tho snow,
I stood and watched by tho window
Tho noIselCM work of tho sky i
And tho sudden flurries of snowbirds,
Llko brown leaves whirling by,
I. thought of a mound In sweet Auburn,
Where a llttlo headstone stood ;
How tho Hakes wcro folding It gcutly,
As did robl ns the babes In tho wood.
Up spoko our own HttloMnbcl,
Faying, "Father, who makes It snow?"
And I told of tho good AU.fnthcr
Who cares for us hero below.
Again I looked nt tho snow fall,
And thoughtof the lcadeusky
That arched o'er our first great sorrow
When that mound was heaped so high.
I remembered tho gradual patlcnco
That fell from that cloud-llkosuow,
Flake by Hake, healing and hiding
Tho scar of our decp-stabbed woe.
And ngaln to tho child I whispered,
"Tho snow that husheth all,
Darling, tho Merciful Father
Alono can niako It fall."
Then, with eyes that saw not, I klscdhcr;
And she, kissing hack, could not know
That my kiss was given to her sister,
Folded closo under deepening snow.
A STKAXOU AX1) THUILI.IX0 STORY.
Tlio rilgltt-shndows wcro beginning
to .sottlG down upon tho earth. All
lay tlio rain had been falling, some--
times in heavy showers ; tho roses and
pinks in tlio garden had a sickly look,
for tlio petals hung low and woro heavy
witli water, and witli mud which had
splashed upon them. Tito clouds wcro
still dark and threatening, bespeaking
a stormy night. Tho llttlo town of
Ashton was unusually quiet. Tho
streets wcro too muddy and tho weath
er too inclement to entice peoplo from
their homes. Only now an d then a sol
itary traveler was to bo seen. Tlieso,
business had driven fortlt ; and thoy
walked with rapid steps', anxious to
again get undersltellcr.
In a vino wreathed cottago on a flow
er sprinkled lawn tho supper had been
wailing over an hour for tlio master of
tho houso, whoso business had necessi
tated his being absent from homo nil
day. Mr. Jacobs was tho tax-colloctor
ot the township, and consequently
could not wait tho return of pleasant
weather boforo pursuing his journoy.
Tliereforo ho had equipped himself in
his India-rubber over-irarmont in the
luriiin nnil hud trono Hbuut 11H bus
iness, leaving his wife tlio proraiso of
an early return in tliocvonlng, but sup
per hour had como and gono without
his making au appearance. Mrs. Ja
cobs, however, was not anxious as yet.
Such delays wero too frequent to cause
this ono to give her any unoasinc-is of
Site ilitted about tlio houio, busy with
her evening duties, singing a gay song
asshaweni. Shu was a bright llttlo
woman, with a world of courage writ
ten in her dark sparkling oyes, and on
the firm red lips.
Anon she disrobed her two Httloones,
and put thorn to bed, and when tlio
night shadows turned into an inkoy
blackness sho seated herself by tho
lamp and began to sow, still leaving
tlio supprr-tablo spread, and tho food on
tho stovo koeping warm for tlio return
of her husband. But tho little clock on
the inantlo shelf had told tho hour ol 10
before his step wa heard at tho door.
Ho camo in hurriedly, and strotlo to a
seat without removing his dripping
outer-garments or his muddy boots
"Was detained. Am in au awful
hurry. Going to Winchester to-night,"
diving his hand into a pocket of his in
ner coat, and glancing anxiously around
"To Winchester 1" ;repeated his wife
in dismay. "Twenty miles In tho
"Cin't bo helped," ho returned.
"Business is business, you know."
Ilo removed his hand from his pock
et, and took oil' his hat, -and brushod
back lils fair hair revealing tlio rather
handsome face of a light comploxloned
middlO'tigcd man. Ho had largo gray
eyes, but thoy woro an anxious expres
sion, and their glanco windcred rest
lessly about tho apartment.
"Jane," ho said luddonly, again div
ing ills hand Into tho troublesome pock
et, "do you supposo you could takocaro
of a largo sum of money till to-morrow?"
"Why, yes," sho answered, looking
up In surprise.
"I havo collected five thousand dol
lars," ho continued, "and It is too lato
to get it Into tho bank, and I do not
daro to carry so much with mo."
"Well you can leavo it here as well
as not. No ono would think of my
having such a sum with me."
Ilodrew a largo wallet from his pock
ot and placed It in her hands. .
"It belongs to tlio government, and
If you let It pass from your hands I am
ruined," ho commented. And honroso
as If to depart.
"You aro going to eat soino supper'.'"
"No, I have no thno to lose I must
niako Winchester by midnight. Good'
byo. Tako good caro of tho monoy
and fasten all tho doors,"
Hogayo her a hurried kiss, and tho
next moment ho was gono.
But tho bound of his footsteps had
scarcely died nway before Mrs. Jacobs
began to feel a strange fear crceplug
over her. Why It was sho kuow not
Sho had lived thero soven years, and
slept in tho houso many a night with
out tho doors being oven shut. Now
they wcro locked and bolted, sho could
not think of going to bed, Sho was too
nervous for that. Sho put tho monoy
in hor dress pocket, and clasping both
tightly in her hands, sho sat very still
gazing anxiously Into nothingness, and
listened so intently that sllenco becaino
a Tearful mingling of discordant sounds
in her cars.
An hour passed. It had boon an ago
"I am glad that I am not rich," sho
whispered as tho clock struck 11.
"What a task it must bo to watch one's
Presently sho heard n sound. It was
not tho rain, for thero was n perfect lull
in tho storm, It could not bo a neigh
bor, for sho lived in tho outskirts or tho
village, soveral blocks from any ono,
and sho wa.s not likely to bo called in
cases of sickness.
Again sho heard it. It scorned as if
a window sash was being slowly raised.
Strango that sho should havo forgotten
to fusion thorn down I
"Why didn't John leavo mo his ro
volvcr?" sho mused, "I havo nothing
with which to -defend myself in caso
that I should bo molested to-night. It
was really an oversight in him,"
Again sho heard tho sound, It scorn
ed to como from tho bed-room. It was
surely tho raising of a sash, Then
thero was tho souud of n movement as
though somo ono va3 entering that
Fear nearly paralyzed her for a mo
ment but sho quickly rallied, and tak
ing up tlio lamp, proceeded to investi
gate the matter. Sho had scarcely
opened tho bed-room door when sho
staggered backward with a half sup
pressed scream. Two men in hideous
disguises wcro already in tho room and
a third rulllan wa3 in tho act of crawl
ing through tho window. Involunta
rily sho clutched tho pocket which con
tained tho money, thinking mean
whllo how sho should protect herself
and it. Alasl sho had nothing but her
own weak hands with which to fight
tho battle, and sho well kuow how
powerless they wcro compared, with
thostreugth of tlio enemy.
"What do you want here?" sho ask
ed in a faltering volco.
"Wo want tlio flvo thousand dollars
which you havo in keeping for your
husband," said ono of them.
Thoy know then that sho had It In
"You can get no money from mo,"
sho said decisively. "I havo no mon
oy." "A pretty llttlo fib," ho responded
with a laugh. "Wo will Just look in
to your pocket and see.''
In her eagerness toprcscrvo hor treas
ure sho clutched tho pocket of her
dress, in both hands, thus unconscious
ly betraying its whereabouts.
Sho turned palo when tho knowlcdgo
of hor thoughtlessness was revealed to
"You can't havo it ! you shan't havo
it," sho cried, knowing all tho whllo
that they would havo it in spito of her.
"Wo wlllseol" exclaimo.l ono of tho
men, grabbing her in his arms.
bno struggled ticsperatoiy, but was
soon overpowered and tlio money taken
Then, womanliko sho began to cry.
"Let us go now,'' said ono of tho rob
bers. "You tako tho spondulix and
git, and I will fix her tongue in a way
that it will remain quiet for ono hour
"Don't hurry," put in another; "I
am darnation hungry, and wo can Just
as well tako a blto horo as not."
The others demurred, but ho continu
ed : "Set to work, you old cal, and get
us some supper. You'vo got a firo and
somo boiling water, and wo want a cup
of tea. To work, I say !''
Mrs. Jacobs know that a refusal
would only subject hor to more indig
nities, and sho arose to do their bid
ding. She put somo more plates on tho ta
ble, along with such food as sho had
cooked, and then proceeded to mako
tho tea, wondering all tho whllo If thero
was any way to regain possosslon of tho
money, and dreading her husband's
anger and dismay on his return shou Id
sho fail to do so.
As sho took tho tea-canister from tho
pantry shelf sho caught sight of a bot
tlo labelled arsenic, her husband had
purchased it on tho previous day, in
order to djslroy tho rats which wcro
becoming troublosorao, but as yet ho
tad used no portion of it.
nero was a cnanco 01 rouei.anu sno
seized it eagerly. Opening tho bottlo
sno put n row grains into tho tea-pot
along wmi tno tea, 01 which sno g.tvo
good measure, in order to destroy tho
tasto of tlio arsenic.
A few minutes later tho robbers woro
sitting ut tho tablo, unconsciously sip
pinir their death.
iiioy mny Kill me," mtiseu tno
faithful woman, "but tho monoy will
bo found and ray husband's honcr
After a few minutes, ono by ono tho
robbers complained of being sick.
"I verily bellovo tho jado has poison
cd us," mild ono, nnd tho next moment
ho fell with a deep groan to tho floor.
"I know that sho has poisoned us,"
cried another, "and hor own lifo shall
pay tho foifi-it."
Ho sprang from his scat and started
towards her, revolver ln hand, but foil
ero ho had reached her.
"Jane," exclaimed tho third, "you
havo saved tho monoy, but you havo
murdered mo 1"
How strangely familiar sounded tho
volco! Forgotting nil her old fear in
tho now, Mrs, Jacobs sprang forward
and knelt by thosldoof tho dying man
Notio tried to harm hor now, for all
wero powerless to do so.
Sho pulled tho dlsgulso, a hideous no
gro fuco with largo grinning mouth,
from tlio facoof tho last speaker. Ono
look thon camo a scream which echo.
cd through tho houso llko a peal of
Tlio dying man was her own bus
But llttlo moro remains to bo told of
tho sad story. Tho money was pro
served, but tho heroic woman Is a ma
niac, raving in a southern asylum over
tho murder of her husband, Imagining
that her hands nro dyed with hisblood
A Missouri horso thief was hung to
a telegraph polo on his way to tho
voting plfvco, und according to tlio Pro
vldeuco Herald, "that manner of poll
lugavoto Is calculated to deaden one's
interest In town politics,
Jackson and tlio ilravo,
It was whllo ho was Judgo that ho ar
rested tho notorious desperado Bean,
whom nobody clso could arrest. Many
of Bean's decondants aro still living,and
tho placo whero old Hickory's eyes
brought him down Is still pointed out.
Aa tho story runs, Bean went away
and left his family for two years. When
ho returned, his wlfo celobratod tho nil
vont by presenting him with a uow-born
babo. This was a now departure in do
mestic economy, and Bean did not ac
cept tho situation with very good grace.
Ho demanded an explanation, and ln
tho ab3cnco of a satisfactory ono, ho
sharpened his knlfo and deliberately cut
off both oars of tho poor llttlo baby,
playfully remarking as ho did so, that
ho wanted to distinguish it from his
own. Somo thought this was an innocent
proceeding, a practical Joko on tho baby,
In fact, whllo others considered it nn
outrago which should bo punished. Tho
grand Jurytook that vlow of tlio caso and
Indicted Bean. Boan, as usual, brushed
up his horso pistols and said that thoy
might Indict but thoy couldn't nrrost
him. Tho sheriff tried it and was van
quished. Court camo on, tho criminal
docket was called, und thoclork report
ed Bean "not taken."
"What's tho matter?" asked Judgo
Jackson oftho sheriff.
"Nothing's tho matter, only I can't
arrest him,' replied tho official.
"Then, by tho Eternal I summon tho
county to help you, and bring him in
hero," thundered the Judgo.
Tho sheriff gathered up somo citizens,
and advanced on Bean. The latter back
ed himself up against a houso to prevent
a rear attack, drew his pistols, and told
them to como on. Ho was a center shot,
and to have advanced would havo been
certain dcatli to somo. No ono cared to
sacrlflco his life in giving the others a
chanco to mako a start. Tlio sheriff re
ported to Jackson that Bean could not
bo taken without a sacrifice of lives.
"By tho Eternal I summon tho court!"
thundered tho Irato judgo; and "tho
court'1 was summoned.
Jackson refused arms, and advanced
empty-handed and bareheaded upon
Bean. His friends tried to restrain htm,
as ho valued his life, but ho heeded them
not. Ho kept his cold oyes fixedly upon
tho desperado, walked right up to him,
jerked his pistols away, took him by tho
collar, and marched him off to Jail
A (Jrlui Juke
Tho lato Isaac O. Barnes has been tho
subject of many good stories, ono of
which lias not yet found its way into
print. Ho had been invited to attend
tho funeral of a particular f riend and
crony, and as tho deceased had, at tholr
last interview, specially urged his being
present, ho felt in duty bound to ro
spond. Arrived at tho houso of mourn.
itig, ho found tho family assembled in a
very small and uncomfortablo room, lu
thomlddloof which stood tho collin,
that all might take a last look at tho
facoof thodoparted. Tho service was
conducted by two clergymen, friends of
tlio family, who, with their long pray
ers and oxtonded 'remarks,' consumed
nearly two hours, during which Mr.
Barnes suffered untold agonies of sus
penso and impatience. Hardly had tho
Bccond minister pronounced his 'amen,''
when Barnes, In his well knownsquoaky
voice, turning to tho person sitting near
est him, said :
'Did you know Kid?'
'Yes. sir.' Baid tho man add.ossed. In
a low voico.
'Good fellow, wasn't ho?' continued
'Yes, sir,' still in a supprossod tone.
'And ho was a mighty smart one, too,'
'Very smart,' continued tho other, as
tho company present began to look in
'Yos, ho was,' piped Barnes, still
louder, with ono of his expressive ex
pletives, 'and If ho'd have bad tho run
ning of this funeral ho'd havo been un
der tho ground au hour and a halfago.'
Anecdote of IMIiatt Allen.
Ethan Allen oncopassi'd up through
tho Hoosac Valley and speut the Sab-
bath with a friend in Wllliamstown,
attentllntr church with him and his
fnmilv Tlin first nnil sppnnd nrcsidcnts
nf willlnitm rvilloo-n woro snuaro-toed in
their orthodoxy hnving far more faith
ln DIvin0 wraUl an(, iUstlcotban in Ills
lovo ..., nl0rr,vallti their sermons
gavo ovidenco of their obedienco to
bolief. On tills Sabbatli tlio text of tho
worthy Prcsldont Fitch was: "And If
tho righteous scarcoly bo saved, where
shall tho ungodly and tho slnnor np
Firstly Ho laid It down as a fact
beyond question that not moro than
ono in ono thousand would bo saved.
Secondly, thirdly to twelfthly Ho
said that not ono In fifty thousand could
Ethan Allen took his hat and cane
and prepared to leavo. His friend rald,
"Don't leavo now."
Sovonteenthlydroppodfrom tho presb
den't lips, who said ho had como to tlio
conclusion that of the countless millions
of men not moro than ono in an hundred
thousand would bo saved.
Tho old soldier had been growing un-
easy under this rapidly sliding scalo, In
which tho blanks so multiplied nnd tho
prizes faded from vlow. Ho grasped his
hat and cano, when his friend said to
him, "Don't go out. Ho will bo through
shortly. Ilo'snow up to seventceentli-
ly." "Oh, no matter,"sald Ethan Allen,
any of you uro welcome to my chanco,
If 'tis as slim as ho tolls of," and loft
At Nowbery, Eng., a gontleman re
cently mado a wager of $5,000 that at
eight o'clock on a particular ovonlng ho
would sit down to dinner In well woven,
well dyed, well mado suit of clothes, tho
wool of which formod tho llceco on
sheep's backs at flvo o'clock that samo
morning. Two sheep wero shorn ; tho
wool was washed, carded, stublted, rov
ed,spun and woven; tho cloth was
scoured, fulled, tented, raised, shared,
dyed and dressed; tho garments wero
mado. At a quarter past blx ho sat down
to a dinner at tho head of Ills guests, in a
complcto damson colored suit thus
winning his wager, witli ono hour and
three-quarters to spare.
DEM. - VOL. XXXV NO. 48,
A Masonic Storr.
Two men had been fast friends. In
au ovll hour thoy quarreled. They did
not speak, and had not spoken for years.
Mutual friends tried tho art of reconcil
iation in vain. Thoy wero avowed on
emlos forllfe. Ono of thorn bocamo a
Mason after tlio estrangement, and It
happened that tho other remained ig
norant of tho fact. Ono ovcnlng ho too
wasad'iiilted to a Lodge. Almost the
first volco ho heard, and certainly tho
first faco ho saw, was that of his enemy,
who presided over tho ceremonies of
Initiation, and was obliged, accordtng
to u3ago, to address him by tho tltlo of
"brother." This was a peculiar sit
uation, and a severe ordoal for both.
After tho lodgo was closed tho Appreu
tlco sought tlio Master, and without nny
preliminaries, tho following colloquy
ensued, commenced by tho nowly mado
"Aro you a member of this lodgo?"
Tho auawer was "I am."
"Wcro you present when I was elect
"May I ask If you voted?"
"Now will you tell mo how iryuiy
votes It requires to reject a candidate on
ballot for admission?" Tho Worship
ful Master answered "Ono."
Thero was nothing moro to say. Tho
nitiatcd oxtonded his hand, which was
warmly grasped by tlio other, and ut
tered with thrilling acccuts, deep emo
tion mellowing liU voice, "Friend 1
Brother 1 you havo taught mo a lesson
I shall never forget." This Is a llttlo
ray of Masonic light. No languago is
so eloquent ns tho silent throbbing of a
heart full of Joyful tears. Whilo this
kind of cement, is used in our moral ed
ifice, should it not bo enduring.
Between Kenosha and Mllwaukeo an
agent of an accident Insuranco company
entered tho car, and having Issued tick
ets to several passengers, approached an
olderly lady, who, II afterwards appear
cd, was deaf.
"Madam, would you like to iustiro
against accidents?" inquired tho agent,
at the samo time exhibiting his tickets.
"I got my ticket down to Kenosha."
"Not a railroad ticket, madam. I
want to know if you want to insure
your life against accidents."
I'm goiug to U3iik03h to visit my
daughter, who's married up there, aud
has just got a baby."
Tho agent raised his volco a littlo.
"Would you liko to insure your life
"Sho's been married two years and a
half and that's tho first child. It's
Agent still louder :
"I'm au insurance agent, madam;
don't you want to insure your lifo
"She's got along first rato, and is do
ing as woll as can bo expected,"
Agent at tho top of his vol co :
"I am Jan insurance agent, madam ;
can't I insure your lifo against acci
"Oh, I didn't understand," said tho
old lady. "No, hor namo is Johnson
my namo is Evans, and I live flvo miles
Senator N'je's Last.
Scono in a far Western State. A vll
lago composed mostly of rudo mining
nuts called "houses," "cottagos," "tav
ems," etc., though really thoy wero but
"shanties." An old man sick on his
bed. A friend, Governor J. W. Nya
seeing that his ond was close at hand
showed him many kind attentions, nnd
endea vorcd to caso his siifferlnrs in
every possiblo way. Ono day, when it I
was quito evident that tho poor patient
could last only a few hours, tho Gover
nor said to him :
"Da vis.it Is undoubtedly best that you
should know tho truth ; you aro a very
sick man, and will, in all probability,
livo but a short time. Are your affairs
In tlio condition that you would wish
to havo them? I should bo glad to do
anything for you, you know."
"Yes ; they're all right."
"Well, would you iiko mo to write to
any of your folks East ?"
"No, not now aftor it Is over."
"Would you liko mo to call in a min
ister?" Tho sick man, by a great effort of will
over a weak and shattered body, drew
hlmsoli up ln bed, so as to be in a sit
ting posture, and sternly, most soberly
and earnestly said : "Why Governor,
what should I want a minister for? J
never voted anything but the Democratic
ticket in all my life."
A Modern Job.
A certain good-natured old Vermont
farmer preserved his constant good na
ture, let what would turn up, Ono day
ono of his men camo In, brluglng tlio
nows that ono of his red oxen was dead.
"Is lie?" said tho old man.
"Well, ho was always a broochy euss.
Tako his hido off, and carry it down to
Flotcher's, it will fetch tho cash."
ah nour or so afterward tho men
camo back with tho nows that linoback
and ills mate wero both dead.
"Aro they?" said tho old man.
wen, 1 took them of B, to savo a
bad debt that I nover expected to get
It 13 lucky that it ain't tho brlndles."
Aftor tho lapso of another hour, tho
men camo back atraln to tell him that
tho nigh brlndlo was dead,
"Is ho?" said tho old man.
"Well, ho was a very old ox ; tako off
his hldo and tako it down to Flotcher
its wortli tho cash, and will bring moro
than any two of tho others.''
Thereupon his wife, who was a very
pious soul, reprimanded her husband
soverely, and asked him if ho was not
awarothat his loss was ajudgment from
heaven upon him for his wickedness
"Is it ?" tnid tlio old man. "Well, if
thoy will tako tho Judgment in cattlo, it
Is tho easiest way I can pay it,"
A Carpet-dagger camo homo from
a Southern city tho other day, and ox
plained to his friends thualy. "Thero
wa3 a movement to run mo for Mayor,
but the majority of tho citizens wanted
to run mo out of town, and I camo
Ono Inch, (twclvo line, or Its equivalent la
Nonpareil type) ono or two lnortlou, 11.50 llireo
Bl'ACi;. 1M. 2r. 3 if. 6t. lr.
Ono Inch 2eV) M.00 11,00 tfiffl 110.00
Two llicnes....... ,M 6 (JO 7,(lO 8,00 15,01)
Three Inches..... 5,oo 7,00 0,00 :,() 18 01
Four Inches...... 7,00 9,00 11,00 17,0 ) 21.0H
quarter column W 12,00 H,oo aym dohi
Half column 1V(X) !s,o0 20,01) ti.oi
KJllV GUllllUU OV,W OJ,W W,W IW,W
Executor's or Administrator' Notlco, tl,W)
Auditor's or Assignee's Notlco, 12,50.
Local notices, twenty cents n line.
Curds In thn "Business Directory" column,
IJ.00 per year for tho nrst lwo linos, nnd tl,W f Jr
each nddltlon.il line.
In tho coursoofnn Illinois discussion,
a man "had n rnvlno built ln tho back
of ills head with n pop bottlo."
A precocious boy ln Ohio, having ex
ploded a torpedo in his mouth, is not so
regular at his meals as ho onco was,
Mr. Lake, of Dos Moines, stabbed
himself becauso Mrs. Lako refused to
get up and start a flro.
A pistol fell from a Macon matolnieco
anil convinced n neighboring colored
linuiii mat an is vanity.
Tlio New York Vast thinks tho tin!.
corn Is called tho unicorn becauso of its
Ono of tho dancers in tho "Blnek
Crook" is said to bo tho daughter of a
real uuko. i.-ieg-si3, '
A bonlrhtod Now Havener irrn t vptv
indignant becauso they wouldn't sell
him two threo-cent stamps for flvo
Becauso a man who tends a flock of
sheep is a shepherd, makes It no reason
that a man who keens cows should bo
called a coward.
Wo lfttr a trrcat deal about labor re
form, but there teems to bo a greater
need of reforming somo of thoso fellows
who don't labor.
An exchanco says : " It is an Insult
to tho peoplo of Mississippi that Ames
should register his name at Washington
us a .Mississippi scuntor." iiouoesn't.
A Sac county (Iowa) hone broke his
neck tho other day whllo scratchlnt: Ids
nose with his hind foot. Mornl don't
scratch your noso witli your hind foot.
A man onco went to an eccentric law
yer to bo qualified for somo petty ofllce.
iioiti upyournnmi. I'll swear you,
but all creation couldn't qualify you."
A Brooklyn mother advised her
daughter to oil her hair, and fainted
flat away when that candid damsel re
plied. "Oil. no. ma: it spoils tho trcnt le
Mr. Ilamill. of Indiana, held on to tho
muzzlo of his mm while ho kicked tho
snow from his boot heels. Ho doesn't
practice on tho piano to any crcat ex
tent at present.
i. thoughtful Danbury lady puts lartl
on tho stoop when sho wants her hus
band to stay at homo of an cvetiitiir.
Barring an hour or so dovoted to rub
bing ids back, tho timo is pleasantly
An old lady from ono of tho rural dis
tricts astonished a clerk in ono of tlio
stores, a few days ago, by Inquiring if
no nau nny -yaner developments btcn
as they did up letters in,"
A young man in our town belnrr
charged with laziness, was asked if ho
tool; it lrom nis lather. "1 thinK not."
said tho disrespectful son, "father's got
all tho laziness ho ever had.''
A lady at tho British Museum asked
if they had a skull of Oliver Crom
well. Beintr answered in thonetratlvo
"Dear me," said sho, "that's very
strange, lor tney navo ono at uxioru."
Tho New York Evening Post perpe
trates tho following wretchedly elabor-
ato nun : "Tho polita bow of Russia is
called tho koutou. When Alexis bland
ho coos, then his visitors koutou."
In a California theatre, a few niihts
slnco, a largo rod applo fell from tho
ganery anu sirucK squarely upon tho
bald and shining pate of a gcntlomnn
lu tho dress circle, then bounded into
tho orchestra and broko a fiddle.
A doctor, who was arrested becauso
his patient died, has been acquitted on
tho ground that ho did tho best hecould,
giving ail tho medicines ho know tho
A Franklin street gentleman and his
wife had a littlo argument Christmas
eve, when ho kindly said ho would hang
hor stockings up for her, which ho did ;
but inadvertently omitted to tako her
out of them. Sho stood on her head
for nlno minutes, when tho neighbors
Scono in tho cars : A candy-boy, pass
ing through a car, meots a cross old
gentleman, and says, "Pop corn! pop
corn !" " Hain't got no teeth," ungrily
replies tho man. "Gum drops! gum
drops!'' calls the smart boy.
A Chicairoan last week killed himself
by blowing out his brains with a gun
loaned witli water, this snouid bo a
iroof that water may iro to a m ui's
lead, and produco as serious results as
Christlansburg, Va., is In ecstacles
over a venerable turkey gobbler who
lias uu 1 11 leu lor 111111-.011 a nest nnd is
now gravely sitting upon four apples.
it is presumed tuai tin action is intend-
d as a urave samo upon tno woman's
It is stated that before banelnc a man
In Louisiana, they let from flltcen to
forty reporters for tho nowspapers " in-
ervlew" mm lor tnreo weoKs. Tlio
poor fellow is then not only willing but
tuxtous 10 no iiaugeu.
contemporary thinks that "tho
graceful easo with which a California
stage with Its load of passengers al
lows itself to bo robbed in pairs or singly
is moro credltablo to tho courteous good
nature of tho travel on tho Pacific coast
than to their personal courage."
A Rhodo Island man has been arrest-
d by two railroads for attempts to
obstruct their tracks. His excuse was
that lie had to tako a log of wood homo.
and if tho Stato is not big enough for
him to lay down In it without blocking
all tho railroads, tho fault llos with
somebody besides him.
At n social party, where humorous
definitions was ono of tho games of tho
ovoning, tho question was put : "What
is religion . --Jteiigiou," repueu ono
of tlio party, moro famous as a man of
business man 01 wit, -is un msuriiuco
against flro In tho next world, for which
honesty is tno nest policy."
There is n littlo railroad at Bayou
Sara, La., that runs to Woodvillo, on a
very uncertain scncuuie. a siranger
camo in tho other day and inquired how
ofton that steam car mado trips to tho
country. "Trl-weekly," was tho reply.
"wnat no you mean by tn-wecKiy "
'It goes up ono week, and tries to come
uown tno next."
A story is told of a man In Connectl-
cut, who fell from thn roof of a flvo.
story building to the sidewalk ; but, as
110 strucK 011 tno wick soics 01 ins rub
ber shoes, lie bounced back within a
quarter of an Inch of tlio roof, and so
continued to bounce, tho dlstntico be
ing decreased by only a quartor of an
inch at each journey. Ho subsisted on
hash inclosed ln rubber balls, which lie
mauaged to catch ou tho bound, nnd ut
tho end of a month was stopped and re
stored to his family.
A lady mado her husband a present
of a silver cup with an angel at tho hot
torn ; and when sho tilled it for him ho
usetl to drjnk it to tlio bottom, and the
asked him why lie drank every drop.
"Because, ducky," ho said, "1 long to
seo the dear little angel." Upon which
alio had tho ungcl taken out, aud had u
devil engraved at tho bottom ; and he
drank it off Just (lie same und sho again
UBkcd him the rcaton. "Why," replied
ho, "I won't leave the old Uovll a
l (million ISTUB, nt'.