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BL00MSBTJ11G, PA., FRIDAT , MARCH 3. 1876.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. X, NO. 0
COI.UMUIA DHMOOllAT, Vol.. XI.I, NO, 8
Columbia County Official Directory.
President .Tnilne William I'.lwell.
Associate- .tudges-lrnm "err, tieorgo Scott.
I'rothonotary, .vo. II. l-'rnnk Znrr.
llcglstor.V. Itccordcr Williamson II. .lacoby.
DM rlel AUomey .lnhti M. Ulail;.
tbirvemr lsno Dcwltt.
ireiiHmor m n. . ..I. in-,. ...-i...
Coiiimlstoiiera-.folm Heritor, s. W. Mcltcnry,
' Commissioners' clcrk-W'tlllam Kilekbnimi.
Auditors M. V. II. Kline, .1.11. Cusey, i;. 11. llrown
.lury Commissioners-Jacob II. l'rltz, William II
ff. ..... e.....-l,.l-,..,lrt.,tU'll1li1il It. WtiV.lnr .
Illooni Pour Dlslrlct-lilrectors-o. 1'. Hot, Sentt,
Wm. Kramer, Iilooiiisnurg nna i nomas vrovciui!
ifcott, o. 1 lint, Secretary.
loomsburg Official Directory.
liloomsburg Hanking Company John A. Funston,
t l,l-in, 11 It Itrni . ('ashler.
I-'lrs' .National Hank Charles It. l'axlon, President
.1. 1". Tustln, cashier.
Columbia County Mutual Saving l und nnd Loan
Assoclallon-I'. 11. Utile, President, t). W. Miller,
Secretary. , , ...
liloomsburg 1liiltdmgnndSavlngFnndAssocl.il Ion
in. re.iein'K, rreiiieiii..i. n. iumm-hu., cuinui,
HloomsburgMulual Saving l'und Assoelailun .1,
J. Ilrower, l'resldeui, V. tl. Harkley, Secretary.
Kev. .1. 1'. Tustln, (Supply.)
Sunday Services-lux a. mi and CM p. m.
l'raj or .Meetlng-liv cry Wednesday c enlng nt cjfj
Seats free. The public nro Invllcd to atlend.
ST. MATTHEW'S I.CTIIKHAN CHCltCII.-
Mlnls'er I!ev. J. McCron.
Sunday SerMces-lOM a. m. anil sy, p. m.
iiliiu.iy fLlluiii y tl. ill. .....
Pi-aver Meeilng-mery Wednesday evening at o;
Seats free. Nopows rented. All nro welcome.
Minister Ilor. Stuart Mitchell.
Sunday Sen lees D)i a. m. and cX P-m-
Kiln. I n. vflwinln n. in
l'rav er Jleoiing-Kvery Wednesday evening nt x
Seals free. Xo pows rented, strangers welcome.
METHODIST KHSCOrW. CiailClI.
I'losldlng i:ider llcr. N. S.liiicklmjbain.
MlnMei liev. ,1. II. Metlairnli.
Sunday Services low and Ci p. in.
Kiimliv Srlin.il ii in.
UlbloClass-Ilvery Monday evening at f.,' 0 clock.
V'oiing .Men's Prayer Jleotlng livery Tuesday
evening at (i)g o'clock,
(leneral l'rajer -Meetlng-Kvery Thursday evening
i u eiueii.
Corner of Third nnd Iron streets,
rastor Ituv. T. F. HotTineler.
itesldeneo Hast street, opp. Third st reet.
Sunday Services loitf a. m, and p. in.
Sunday School n p. m.
l'raycr Meeting Saturday, 1 p. m.
All nro Invllul 'Ihero Is always room,
services every Sunday afternoon nt 2 o'clock at
Juller's church, Madbon township.
ST. PAUL'S ClICUCU.
Hector Iter. John Hewitt.
Sunday Services lo a. In., 0)4 p. m.
sundav School !i a. ui.
l'list Sunday In tlio month, Holy Communion.
Services piep.iratory to communion on l'Uday
evening bolero the st Sunday In each mouth.
I'ews rented; but ever budy welcome.
reisons deslilng to cwhsult the lieclor on religious
maiters will llnd 1dm at llio parsouagu on Itock
l'resldlng Elder liev. A. I., lteeser.
Minister Itev. J. A. Irvine.
Sunday service a p. in.. In llio Iron street Church.
l'raj er .Meeting i;very sabbath at t! p. m.
All nro Invited. Alluio welcome.
THE Cltl'UCIt OFClllltST.
Jlcct In tho Opera Ilouso every Lord's day, nt 3
p. m. and ilk, p. in.
of tho Church for worship, .1
Sunday evening Lecture, by 11. II. orvis, iik p. m.
l lie pmmc aio ooiuiaiiy iiiviieu to uuenti.
" HLOOMSULTJiO DIlCICCTOItY.
SCIIOOF, OUDKUS, lilanlc, just prnilcil anil
neatly bound In small book's, ou hand nnd
rur sale ut the Coi-cjiuian Olllce. Feb. Ill, lMMf
i)LAN'K DHHDS, on I'areln.U'iit amf I.inen
I J I'aner, common nnd Tor Admtnlsi ralors, i:.ecu
fort unit tuistees, for sale cheap at tho Coi.umuian
and forsalo at tho coi.uMiiiiN oiliee. Minis
ters of the Oosoel and Justices should supply tlictn-
bclves with these necessary articles.
TUHTICKSnnil ConstaMcs' rcc-Iiills for sale
tj ntthoCoi.UMiUAV onice. .They rontaln the cor
rected fees as established by the last Act of tho Leg-
Mature upon tho subject, i:ury .luslleo and con
stablo should havo one.
7"J:XDIJIC NOTJCS ju-t iirinleil ami for sale
me.ili ui inu v.oi.lm in as oiuce,
AVID LOWi:.NI!i:i:f!, Merchant Tailor
Main St., nbovo cential Hotel.
HOOTS AM) SHOES.
TTKNUY KI,i:iM, jrniiaf.ieturer ami ilealer
JQL In limits anil shoes, grocei les, etc., Main St.,
"I? M. KNOIIIt, Dealer in Knots ami Shoes,
Jlj . latest and best styles, corner Main and Maikvt
fctreits, In tho old post olllce.
CLOCKS, WATCHHS, &C.
r E. SAVAfiU, Dealer in Clocks, AValehes
V j . and Jewelry, Main St., Just below tho Central
JIHItCllANTS AND (lUOCKUS.
C. JIOWKIt, Hats nml Caps, Hoots ami
Shoes, Main street, nbovo C'ouit House.
Q H. MII.LICK .0 POK, ilealers in Dry
ij (loods, groceries, queensware, Hour, salt,
Blioes, notions, etc., Main street.
El!, IICKLKH, Allorney at i.aw. liooius in
Hxchango Ulock, al ffoor, Iiloomburg, I'a. os
(i. IIAHKLKY. AUnrwy.al-I.aw. Office
In liiovu r's building, i'lul story, Hoonm 4; 5,
Jet. 15, 'If..
DIt. AV.M. M. liKIlKH.Hurgcim ami I'livsi
clau. Ofllco S. H. coiner llocl: andMail.et
1! HVAVS M b. Knrwim anil l'livi.
elan, north bldo of Main sluet, ubovoJ. K.
JiJ ei s.
!. McKKI.VY, M. )., Surgeon ami l'hy
blclan.noitli side Main stieel, lulow Mniket.
!. K011ISON, Altoinev-at.I.aw.
In llaitman's building, Main street.
SAMUKIj JACOlfY, Marhlo nml llrown
btono Works, East Hloouisbui g, llerwlcl; road.
HUOSHXSTOCK, I'liotngrapher, over
, clarkfi Wolf'sStore, Malnstieet.
DM. II. C. HOVi:U, Surgeim DenlUf, Main
bt., nbovo 111" Couit House.
J II. MAIZj:, Mamnuitli flroeery, line Ciiti
, eerles, Fruits, Nuts, Provisions, lc Main and
IK. KUIIN, ilealer in Meal, Tallow, etc.,
, rcnl in blrjet, letween Second and 'I bird.
rpiIO.MAS WKlllt.Confeelioperyaiul Ihkerv
JL wholesale anil letull, Kxchango lllock.
("1 C'OHICI.L, Kurnltiiio linonis, tluec
JC, htarj bilck.Malnstioit.westofMaiketbt.
W.M. II. AIII10TT, Atturucy.at.J-nw, -Main
1) K. DAI-I-MAX, Merdiant Tailor, Second
. btieet, bobbins' building.
M. I-. KYICltl-Y,
Collections promptly mado nnd remitted, ofllco
unpoMto t'ataw lasu lieposlt Hank. cm-3s
Fiomthlsdatotho liloomsburg (las company w ill
put In nrWeo pipes at llrsteost and turnlsh nnd bet
Uii'iers nv inn ;Y',,"",
it lour 'lonum eucii.
itupany ha( on bund u lot of gas lar suited
iii.i, inufs. nnd tMikts or other tlicbcrs placed
""nuu luunts pir gallon or IS.W rer haml.
L,, 1, -1111-i.f'll,
VULGAR lim Ar0HKS,
DANVILLl", MOSTOUH COUNTV, I'A.
-TriI-I-IAM II. J-.VV. Mnuufacliirer ol
Wrought Iron Ilrldges. Hollers, (lasholder,
Fhi proof llulldlngs. Wrought Iron Hooting, Kooning
IrHiiif Flowing and Iiirs, Farm dates mid Feno.
'. al'iO WrOUglU IIOIl -HIIK, OUW-lva IUIU 1U1 Alim.l
c'f ' ii ithWork, Ac. llepalrs promrtly attended to
r ... ..,i'inHiAnliiii oimrtllfirl
OCt. 8, UT&-U
it. JimtUINO, Carpenter anil Imlliler,
.nam street oeiow 1'inc.
0. & W. II. SUOUMAKHH, Dealers in
i Dry (ioodi,tirocerles and (leneral Mcrchan-
"Qit. A. I-. TUHN'ICK,
liesMenco on Mnil;ct Ptroct ono door below
1), ,1. Wtiller'.i.
oniee over Klelm's lirug stnrp. Ofllee hours from
1 to4p. m. for tiealmcntot diseases of Hie Hjc, Far
nml 1 lirnat.
All calls night or day promptly attended to.
I!. .1. C. HUTTKli,
Offlce, North Maikct street,
MaM,'U-y -liloomsburg, I'a.
TTkU. 1!. 1 GAHDN'Kl!, "
1'IIYSICIAN AK1) SUIIOKOX,
Ofllco nbovo .l.Schujlcr &. Son's Hardware Store.
A T T O It X H Y-A T-L A W,
omei, llnrtman's mock, corner Main nnd Maikct
.-iin.-i.-i3 uci. s, i
On-:in:-l!oom No. 1, "Columbian" llullillng.
' Sept. 18,1ms.
onice In llrower's building, second lloor, room No,
I. liloomsburg, I'a. Julj1,73 y
1 K. fi W.J.lllJCKAI-KW,
onice on Main Street, first door below Court House
-iiar.ii, 14 y
- V. it J. M. CLAI5K,
onico In i:nfs r.ulldlng.
A. CIlKVEt.IMl SMITH. IIEUVKV KV IKU SJIITIt.
CItEVlCI-IXG SMITH & SOX,
A 1 iUli.M. 1 n-. i-i,- w ,
EWAU business entrusted to our care will reclevo
prompt-attention. Julyl,'"3 y
II. 1 ITTI.K. 11011'T. 11. LITTLE.
"ig 11. c 11. It. I-1TTI-K,
Al J Ulll, 1 W-.V1 -LAW,
ir"IHHlness before the V. S. Patent onicoattended
to. oiheo In tho Columbian liulldliig. ly 3S
n liOCICN'A Y tc IvUVKLL,
A T TO It X K Y S-A T-L -V W,
coi.fMiiiAN HniMNii, liloomsburg, I'a.
Members of llio United Stnles Law Association.
Collections made In any part of America.
Agenis ior unuuncuini Lite insuraneo rompany or
XlU III L. ASSi'lH lieilt-ll 3T.I1IHI IIIHI 'I ll.l lmwl In tlm
country, send tin ilcscilptlve pamphlet. tf
RAHMAN & HASSELIT.
EasL Street, below Enil Road,
Wo respectfully call nubile nttenllon to the follow.
lng facts that : 'Ihey luauufactuie llrst class
MIX1! CAll WHEELS AXI) AXLES
andallklndsof Coal breaker Castings. Theyalsn
make all kinds of Cur, Machine, llrldgo and other
eastlntrs used by contrnitois uenernllr. ThevuKn
1IEATIXG AXI) COOK STOVES,
nnd nro prepared In furnish nil kinds of repairs, such
as. rates, i.ius, rue nricK. micicners, &ct 'lliey
keep eonstuutly ou hand
PLOWS AND PLOW POINTS.
Largo Iron Kettles. Farmers' bi lls. Sled Soles. Wnc
on Muxes, Cellar orates, 4c. They nro nlso prepared
Saw and Grist Mill Machinery,
Shafting, l'ulloj's, &c Theylpay special attention to
Repairing Threshing Machines
The I'roiuletoi-s are both nraetlcal mechanics. Trv
AMlllJIOAN AND l'OUKKiX 1ATKNTS.
OlMioitK V I o.. Mii'i'ossdrs to Chlninnn. llosuicr &
Co., soiic'iiuis. i'.iti'iits j'rot'uml lit all tnuiitih's
rsO I r ri IS Ai AM K, MJ t'lUU JJt miU'SSIlIC Il.Llflll
Is Ki'iinU'il. No f ft h fur iii.ikliik' pivllmliiiir, ain
Inallnns. No uilttltloiiul fees for ubtitiiiliii.' itinl t-oiu
ilnclln a rt'heaittJtr. I! u iccciit dtrUloit of Hit-Coiiiml-fhioiit'r
m i. ii'jpclcrt npplliMlloiis may Ik' ri
lviHt. spt-ctal tiltfiillon aSi-u to lnii itt iun t- aiM'h
liiforutJiu Patent on lev, ('MiiisloiislJi'fiiifi.iinU'V',
liirrliji'UH-iit suits In (llirt'ivut Mati-d, nml nil 1 1' lo
tion apiHTlulhlns to liivctitloiis t.r juti'itts. Scud
stump to (illiiniiv v cn. for paiJij'hU't of M.ty paji h.
LAM) CASKS. LAND AVAHItANTS AXI)
Contested land cases nruseeub-d befuletho V. S.
(iener.il Laud (illluo and lieiuituient 1 1 the Intel lor.
I'lltale land claims, mining and pre-emption i laims,
and boineste.ul i.ises utti nded to. Uind scilp In in,
s.i and loo new pieces fur sale, 'lids si rip Is assigna
ble, ami can be located In the name of the purchaser
upon any (ioM-mment land subject to piUate entry,
atil'is perneie, II Not equal value vUlli bulimy
land Waiiunls. Send stump to (illmorcv; Co, fur
pamphlet of Instructions.
AltltKAltS OF PAY AM) llOVXTV.
onicers. soldiers and sailors if tho late war. or
tin Ir holrs.aic In many cases entitled to money fiom
the government of Hldihlbey havo no kiionlulge.
Write full history of seiviee, nnd slide amount of
pa und bounty n celved, llnclo.e sla iiplolillmoro
,Vi'o.. and a lull roiilj, uiur e.xumluullon, will be
given you free.
Ml onieers. soldiers nnd sailors wounded.riinlured
or Injured in tho lato war, however slight!, can ob
tain a pension by addicslug (illmure ,v Co
v ases pioseeuieii ny iniiuuie v i u, ut-iuin iuomi
iiii'ino cuiirt of tho rolled Slutes.thecouuof claims.
and the southern claims eommlsslou.
nam ucpaiimcia oi our humiicss is eonnucieii in a
separato buieau, under charge of tbobamo exjierl
eneed pjl lles t mp!o)cn by the old llrm. 1'iompl at.
teutlon to nil business entrusted to (III.MOltK A: CO,
Nthus si cuied. Wo ileslioto win success by.de.
serving It. Address,
v it, I...I1, in, a, i,t
029 V btrcvt, Washington, li. C.
Maiilioi: HOW Lost, How Res W!
.nisi iiiiuiisiii-u, u iii-H luiiiuiioi nr.
78l3f'l Culverw ell's eeleliraled Hssuy on Iho
Kjirry radical euro (w Ithout meillelue) of ber
aJiiii&txr miitorrhiea or seminal weakness, lnvol.
untiiry bemlnal losses, luiiotenej, mental unit phj si.
eul Incapacity, Impedlini ids to maiilago, etuj ulso,
eousumptlou, eiillepsy unit Ills, Induced by belMndub
genet) or soxuui r.xiravutfiiiiei', au
i i i- irr, ill u eriiiiii rini ii'iN, uiiii mxiviiib.
...... I.. .,,.,.1 I,,.- ,.. .l.lj .,l,.,l.nl.ln ..un..
J U I rn hi tin ii ui4i.iv-,, .ii una iiiiiiiiiuiJiu vn-inj,
cliailv dcmoiisl rates, Horn u thht) ) ears success! ul
iitaillce, Ihat Iho attuning eonsequi nces of self,
nbiisn muy Ihj rudlcully cured wllliuul Ibodatigeioui
llsu la lll'einui mi mi inn in inu uppiicuiiuii oi inu
i.,,ir., iiiiliillinrout a mudoof elllo ntoneo slmnle.
eeilalnand ellei lual, by niniiu of wlilciievei) suf.
Icril. iiomaiiil vinui nil luiiiuiiun iiitiv ue, muy
cine hlmsi I- 'u nply, privately and udlrally.
tt"'lhH 1 1 iuiu should lio In tho hands of every
xouthmuliv man In the land.
Sent under st-til.lii a plain envelope, to any ml.
diess, on tecelnt or sis cents or tuo postage stumps.
Address tho 1'ublbOiere,
I'. llItl'dMAN & HON,
41 Ann St., New York; r. a Hox giO.
. a. mr, ltU8
nKSl'ICCTl'tri-t-Y nniioiinccs to tlio public
tV that ho has reopened
(olit stand) liloomsburg. I'a., ntihe
Folks of the lyw nnd LUht sircet
i riiaii., vvnero ail uesmpiions Ol
" Ii atln'f villi be tnailn In Hie tnnsl
substantial nnd woikmnnllko manner, and sold nt
prices to suit the times. 'Iho hlghcbt pilculncnsh
w 111 at all times bo paid for
of every description In tlio country. The publlcpat
ronnge Is respectrully sollcltt d,
liloomsburg. Oct. l, lsis-
AS. (,'UOSSI-KY has on hnnil ami for sale
. cheaper than Iho cheapest, for i ash, or will
exchange for old Wagons on reasonable tei ins,
of every description both plain nnd fancy.
Portable Top lluggles, open buggies, l'laln nnd
l-'nney I'latform spi lug Wagons all of the latest stvlo
and made of good material nnd fully warranted.
(ilvo me a call beroio purchasing elscwheie. ns 1 can
not bo undersold. 1 claim that I mako the best wag
ons for the least money.
Inlsodo painting, trimming nnd repair old work
nt the shortest notice, old springs welded anil war
ranted to stand or no pay. 1 w HI exchange a porta
ble top buggy for any kind of lumber, s'jchasheir
lock, pine, asb, linn ldekory and poplar to bedcllvel
edntmyshop by the llrsiof l'cbruary, 1S73. Iron,
ihilo orders taken and HcKUvy, Jieal fc Co's for re
pall H .-as cash. A. S. CltOSSLHY.
Oct. s, ls;5.
M. C. SLOAN & lil'iOTIIKl!,
'AVE on liaml ami for sale at tlio iiic-t
reasonable l ales a splendid stock of
and every description of Wagons both 1'I.AIN and
Warranted to be made of the best and most durable
maeerlals, and by tlio most e.xisrleneeii womuen.
All work sent nut from tho establishment will be
found In bo of the highest class and sum to give per
fect satisfaction. They havo also alluoassortmeut of
of all the newest and rnnt fashlonablo stvlesvvcll
ami ciueiuiiy mane aim or mo oesi material.
An Inspection of their woik Is nsked as It Is be,
liev ed that none bupei lor can bo found In tho coun
try. Oct. 8, ISTS-tf.
I M. 13 II O W N,
HOOTS AND SHor.s. Ton-Asm Hoots a speflalty,
ltepalr!iig done at short notice. Vmlcr brown's Ho
tel, liloomsburg. oct.s,'T5-ly
A V I 11 S T-C LASS -II O U S E,
Oct. S.'Ttly JOHN L.VYCOCK, Trop'r.
Q M. DUINIvEi:, GUXnml LOCKSMITH.
sewing Jlachlnesnnd Mnchlnirycf all kinds ie
palied. oi'Kiu Ilocsi: Ilulldlng, liloomsburg, I'a.
Oct l,'T5 ly
Opixisitc tilt! Court Slotisc,
HLOOMSlll HO, l'A.
Tho HiionSTaudllKsTlii nllrcspeetslnthocounty
B. STOHNBR, Proprietor.
Accommodations First Class-ji.25to$l.to per day,
Largo, Airy Samplo Rooms on 1st Floor,
A gooil stable ill rear of Hotel,
liloomsburg, Oct. s, IsT.vtf.
El!Tol!S TO THE C'OI-U.MIIIAX.
vrsons Intli bted to tho undeisfinied for subset lo
tion tu the t ol 1 5t li A s- me beicb.v Inlullr.ul that they
iiuij lit tuij i inn- si 1 1 it- Hie in luiiiiin line nv litem 10
me with l:. H. onlt. I:.m.. at loom No.l, Columbian
bulltllmr. Afler rtliuar.v lomi. 11, e e.xtrn mtv
(enls pi r 5 ear will In all iusis be added.
persons owing nieouiils fur ndvi illslng nnd Job
woikitie liiloiineil that ittlltimnt must bomiMle,
by pavmeitt or nule, within Muhijs, t,r 11, c willln'
itai-en in uiu nui.us oi u jusiicoiur iinmiuiato coi-
E'l.. Mvers is no lonL'ernulhorieil to collect for
the ( oi t JiriAN or to ncelvo money for inu.
it 1-. iiuii I'-tt, iii.-xunt,
Itespcctfully offers his professional services lo tho
ladles mid gentlemen of liloomsburg and vicinity.
Ilelspiepainl lo altend to till tho vtulous operations
In the Hue of his profession, and Is provided wllhtbe
latest lumroveil Pouoki.ain 'liErii. which will bo In.
berled ou gold plating, silver and lubber base to
look ns wi u as tiie miiuiui leetii, '1 vim extracted
bv all Hie now and most approved methods, ami all
operations on Ihotcith cuiitully and piupuly ut.
onlco a low doors nbovo Iho Court House, sumo
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biti g and vlrlnlly thai lio has Just received a full and
complete itssoitiiieitt of
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newebtatid most approved palteinsof tho day aro
iilwiij s In bo fouud In tils estubllsbliicnt, Main street,
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aropiepared to attend piomptly to nil profosslonul
calls In Widlclue, Surgiry, nml (ibstetilcti. 1'ubllo
patronagu Is rcbractfully bollclted.
Joraojtown, Nov. 19-ew,
IX VAIN YK WAIT.
And Mill Ihey wall, ami still will watt,
While months nnd sears nro circling by,
C.ilug, tho whlli', far out and straight
To where Hit. water ineels the sky,
A'i tne I thoy know not tli.it they stand
So near their treasures j that they might
l'liul them almost In leach of hand
.lust by tho rock, there, hid from sight,
I, too, ot co stood upon tho shore,
As now tliey stand, nnd ga?cit far out
To see my beauteous ship eomo o'er i
Hut 1, nl.ist I turned about,
And Jnut around that bend I went.
Hoj ond that rock, so grim and lone,
And Hope, tint nugd heaven sent,
l'orcvcr from my heart was thrown,
Tho slioro all 'lonj wns strewn with wrecks
of ships ns grand and fair as mine.
And far at sea, like tiny specks,
Tlio smiling, unmoved sun dldjshlno
On naught but wrecks ; and 'mongst tho rest
1 saw what all my life to ma
Had been life's treasure, eh?rlhed best,
llio ship I watched from o'er tho sea.
TUB li.VlH' (iF.LUVi:.
Mcthought I wandered dimly on,
nut few faint stars nbovo rco shone,
When bovodrow nenri
"Thojilght," said ho, "Is dark and damp,
To guldo thy stejH receive this lamp
Of crystal clear."
I.ovo lent his torch with ready bind
Tho splendid torch, by his command,
I strovo to light;
Hut strove In vain ; no flamo nrocc,
Unchanged, unilretl as moonlight snows,
It sparkled bright.
Again on wings ns swift as thought,
Tho boy a glittering cresset brought
of sunny gold;
Hull suro 'twas worth a monarch's gaze,
And how I tolled to make It blazo
Cau scarce bo told.
Deprived of hope, I stood perplexed.
And, through my tears what oITcrcd next
one other lamp Love bade me take,
Mine eyes Its color, sl?o or inakp,
Hut Utile noted.
Till soon (what Joys my soul lnsplro I)
Trom far within n steady tiro
Soft upward steals ;
And O, how many a tender hue,
What Hues to loveliest nature, true.
That beam reveals I
Now what reck I of burnished gold.
Or crystal cast In statcllor.mold?
This lamp bo mine,
Which makes my path where'er I go
With warm reflected colors glow,
And light divine.
-History of Columliia County.
Tlio borough of V.crwick is an old place.
It was originally settled by Evan Owen in
ITSft. It is built on a blnlT on tlio right
bank of the Siivjticlmnnn, on tho eastern
boundary of tho county, on tlifvcry lino of
Luzerne. It,i twclvo miles east from Illooms"
burp. The McthodM, Baptists and Pres
byterians havo largo congregations and com
modioiis houses for public worship. There
is a fine Odd Fellows hall and a largo pub-
lie school houe. There are three or four
hotels and several extcnSvo dry-goods stores,
A largo foundry and car manufactory and
rolling mill are' carried on by Jackson &
The Xorth Ilranch Canal and tho Lacka
wanna & liloomsburg railroad pa-s along
the foot of tho bluu'iipnii which tho town is
built. It is the terminus of a turnpike, fa
mous in its day, passing through Bradford
county to Newtown, in New York. Hero
also tho Necopeck turnpike, leading to
Mauch Chunk, terminates. There is also a
substantial bridge crossing the Susquehanna.
It was erectctl by Thedore Burr and com
pleted in 1818, nt a cost of about $'1(1,000.
Tlio length is 1200 feet. It wns carried
away by a lreshet in IS.'Mi. In 18.17 it was
rebuilt at a cost of about i?27,f00, by Edson
Tho population of Berwick is now about
Thcro has always been a good deal of
trouble to procure water, and tho Berwick
Water Works aro the institution in thoplaco
in which every body is interested. There is
a great deal ol traiio anil travel in nnd
through Berwick. The country about it is
rich and fertile, and thickly settled.
Jn sizo nnd importance, however, it lias
not fulfilled tho promise of its earlier years,
although it had and now has many intelli
gent business men amongst its citizens. A
possible chango in tho location of the rail
road, putting it back of the town instead ol
under the bluff, would tend to increase the
lopulation and tho borough ; and the grow
ng wealth of tho placo is showing itself in
such blocks of buildings as Morrison E.
Jackson, E.tp, has lately erected for bank,
stores, olfices and other much needed places
of business. Tho J'irst National Bank of
Berwick is doing a largo and healthy and
In connection witli this sketch of Ber
wick, tho steamboat diater may bo a fitting
conclusion. Sinco 1771 tho Susquehanna
river has been, by act of Assembly, a public
highway. But steamboat navigation has
been and always will bo impossible, owing
to its rapid current and shallow water, and
also becauso It is, ns its name indicates, tho
rooked river," or nioro correctly, "Tho
river of tho winding shore." Notwithstand
ing tho dillicultlcs mentioned, sovcrnl at-
tempts havo been mado to plow its waters,
In tlio year 1S2C Captain Elgcr, in the "Co-
torus," proceeded ns far ns Bingliaiiitoii, nnd
returned to York 1 laven.proiiomicing against
tlio practicability of tho navigation of tho
Tho next nttempt was by a steamboat
built at Baltimore, and named tho "Susipto
haiina," commanded by Captain Collins.
Slio drew twenty-two inches of water, and
of course proceeded with great difficulty.
But all along tho river tlio boat was cheered
by multitudes of pcoplo who turned out to
sec, or enjoy a rido upon her deokn, At
Danville, Cntawlssa and liloomsburg acces
sions of excursionists wero received, and all
went merry ns n marriage bell,
They reached cscopcck halls, opposlto
Berwick, on llio ultcriiooii of May ad, 1820,
Tho banks wero crowded with spectators,
and with a full head of steam " Iho Susipie
haiina" mado for tho falls, About tlio mid
dle of the ascent slio struck a rock and im
mediately her boiler burst witli an explosion
which sent a thrill of terror to all who hcaid
it, Tho passengers nnd crew were dead or
cd upon tho foaming waters, lustuiitly tho
spectators ru-dicd totlio rescue, and shortly
hotels and privato houses wero thrown open
to tho sufferers. Dm. Headly, Wilson and
Jackson gavo their professional assistance lo
tlio wounded and dying.
Among thoso who wero on board nnd
mora or less injured, wero Col, Joseph 1'ax
ton and Christian lirobst of Catawissa,
Messrs. Woodslde, William Colt and Sheriff
Underwood of Danville, and Messrs. Foster,
William O. Hurley and Isaiah Ballon of
Blooinsbtirg. Col. 1'axton says : "I stood
on tlio forward deck with a long ash polo in
my hand, and was in tho act of placing it in
tho water, hoping to steady her, when tlio
explosion took 'placo. Two young men
standing near mo wero blown high into tlio
air, and I w.n hurled several yards from tlio
boat into tho water. I thought a cannon
had been fired and shot my head off. When
in t lie water I thought I must certainly
dri'w 'i, but, making a desperato effort, suc
ceeded in reaching tho shore. I was badly
seal icd. and lost my hair and a portion of
Four persons wero killed or died of their
injuries, and this untoward event rendered
Berwick and Nescopeck Falls' famous for
many a day.
It was at Berwick, nlso, on tho -ltli of Ju
ly, 182S, that ground was broken for tho con
struction of tho North Branch Canal. Tlio
plow was held by Nathan Beach, and tho
oxen wero driven by Alexander Jameson,
the owner. Another gala day for Berwick,
antTliappily without any of tho sad results
of two years beforo ; the construction and
navigation of tho "raging canawl" being less
dangerous than the chartless channel of tho
oxi: or haxs ciiuistian- Aximusnx's
"I want to bo something 1" said tho eldest
of fivo brothers. "I want to do something
in tho world. I don't caro how humble my
position may bo in society, if I only effect
somo good, for that will really bo something.
I'll mako bricks, for they aro quite indis
pensable tilings, and then I shall truly have
"But that something will not bo enough!"
quoth tho second brother. "What you in
tend doing is just as much as nothing at all.
It is journeyman's work, and can bo dono
by a machine. No, I would rather be a
bricklayer, at once, for that is something
real ; and that's what I'll ' be. That brings
rank; as a bricklayer.one belongs to a guild,
and is n citizen, and lias one's own Hag and
one's own house of call. Yes, and if all
goes well, I will keep journeymen. I shall
becomoa master bricklayer, nnd my wifo
shall become a master's wife that is what I
"That's nothing at all!" said tho third.
"That is beyond tho palo of tho guild, nnd
thcro are many of thoso in a town that stand
far abovo tho mcro master artisan. You
may bo an honest man ; but as a master you
will after all only belong to thoso who aro
ranked among conimen men. I know
something better than that. I will bo an
architect, and will tints enter into tho terri
tory of art and speculation. I shall bo
reckoned among thoso who stand high in
point of intellect. I shall certainly have to
servo up from tho pick-axe, so to speak ; so
I must begin as a carpenter's apprcntice.and
must go about ns an assistant, in a cab,
though I am accu-tjnied to wear a silk hat.
T shall have to fetch beer and spirits for
common journeymen, and they will call me
'thou,' nnd that is insulting ! But I shall
imagine to myself that tlio wholo thing is
only acting, and a kind of masquerade. To
morrow that is to say, when I havo served
my time I shall go my own way, and tho
others will bo nothing to me. I shall go to
tho academy nnd get instructions in drawing
and shall bo called an architect. That's
something ! I may get to bo called 'sir,'
and cven.'worshipful sir,'or even get a hand
lo at tho front or tho back of my name, and
shall go on building and building, just as
tho-o beforo mo havo built. That will al
ways bo a thing to remember, and that is
what I call something !"
"But I don't caro nt all for that some
thing," said tlio fourth. "I won't sail in tlio
wako of others and bo a copyist. I will bo
a geniii3;nnd will stand up greater than all
tho rest of you together. I shall bo tiio
creator of a new style, and will give tho
plan of a building suitable to tlio climate
ami tho material of tho country, lor the
nationality of tlio people, for tho develop
ment of tho ago and an additional story
for my own genius."
"But supposing tho climnto nnd tlio
material aro bad," said tlio flftli,"that would
bo a disastrous circumstance ; for these two
exert a great influence Nationality, more
over, may expand itself until it becomes
affectation, and tho development of the cen
tury may run wild with your work, as
youth often runs wild. I quite realize tho
fact that none of you will bo anything real,
however much you may belicvoin yourselves.
But, do what you liko, I will not rcsemblo
you j I shall keep ou tlio outside of things,
and criticNn whatever you produce To
every work thcro is attached something that
is not right something that has gono wrong!
nnd I will ferret that out and 0 ltd fault with
it, and that will bo doing bomething !"
And ho kept his word, and everybody said
concerning this fifth brother: "Thcro Is
certainly something in him; ho has a good
head, but ho docs nothing." And by tho
verv moans they thought something of
Now, you sco tills is only a llttlo story :
but it will never end so long ns tlio world
lasts. But what becamo of tho fivo broth
ers? Why, tills Is nothing and not some
thing. Listen, it U a capital story.
Tlio eldest brother, lio who manufactured
bricks, soon becamo nwaro of tlio fact that
every brick, howovcr small it might bo, pro
duced for him a llttlo coin, though this coin
was only copper; and many copper pennies
laid ono upon tho other can bo changed into
a shining dollar j and wherever ono knocks
with such a dollar in one's hand, whether nt
the baker's or tlio butcher's, or tho tailor's
wherever it may bp, the door flies open,
and tho visitor Is welcomed, nnd gets what
ho wants. You kco that is what comes of
bricks. Somo of thoo belonging to tho
eldest brother ceitalnly crumbled away, or
broke in two, but there was a uso oven for
On tho high rampart, tho wall thai kept
out tlio sea, Margaret, a poor woiiinn,wlshcd
to build herself a llttlo house All tho
faulty bricks were given to her, and a few
perfect ones Into tho bargain, for tho eldest
brother was a good-imturcd man, though
ho certainly did not nchlovo anything be
yond tlio manufacture of bricks. Tlio poor
woman put together tho house for herself.
It was llttlo and narrow, and tho single
window was qulto crooked. Tho door wns
loo low, and tho thatched roof might havo
shown better workmanship. Hut after all,
it was a shelter ; ami from the llttlo house
you could look far across the sea, whoso
waves broko vainly against tho protecting
rampart on which it was built. Tlio salt
billows spurted their spray over tlio wholo
houe, which was still standing when ho
who had given tho bricks for its erection had
long been dead and buried.
The second brother knew hotter how to
build a wall,for ho had served an apprentice
ship to it. When ho had served bis timo
and passed his examination, ho packed his
knapsack and sang tho journeyman's
Whllolnmjoiing I'll wander, from placo to place
And everywhere build houses, until I cot.o back
And youth will glvo mo courage, nnd mytruclovo
won't forget j
Hurrah then for a workman's llfo I I'll bo a master
And ho carried his idea into effect. When
ho had como homo and become a master, ho
built ono house after another in tlio town.
IIo built a wholo street; and when tho street
was finished and became an ornament to
tlio place, tho houses built a homo for him
in return, that was to bo his own. But
how can houses build a house? If you ask
them they will not answer you, but people
will understand what is meant by tho ex
pression, nnd say, "Certainly, it was lit
tle.and the floor was covered with clay;" but
when ho danced with his brido upon this
clay floor, it seemed to become polished oak ;
and from every stono in tlio wall sprung foi th
a flower, and the room was gay, as if with
costliest paper-hanger's work. It was a
pretty house, nnd in it lived a happy pair.
Tho flag of tho guild fluttered beforo the
house, nnd tho journeymen and apprentices
shouted hurrah ! Yes, ho certainly was
something ! and at last he died ; and that
was something, too.
Now'caino tlio architccl.tlio third brother,
who hail been at first a carpenter's appren
tice, had worn a cap, and served as an errand-boy,
but had afterward gono to tho
academy, and risen to become an architect,
and to bo called "honored sir " Yes, if tlio
houses of tho street had built a hou?o for
the brother who had becomo a brick-layer,!
the street now received its naino from tho
architect, and the liaiid-omest house in it
becamo his property. That was something,
and ho wassometliing; and hohada longtitlo
beforo and alter his name. His children wero
called genteel cliildren.and when ho died his
widow was "a widow of rank," and that is
something I and his name always remained
nt the corner of tho street, and lived ou in
tho mouth of every ono as tho street's name
and that was something !
Now camo tho genius of tho family, the
fourth brother, who wanted to invent some
thing new and original, and an additional
story on the top of it for himself. But the
top story tumbled down, and ho camo tumb
ling down with it, and broke his neck. Nev
ertheless ho had a splendid funeral with
guild Hags and music; Jpocms in the papers,
and flowers strewn on the paving-stones ;
and three funeral orations wero held over
him, cacli ono longer than tho last, which
would havo rejoiced him greatly, for lie al
ways liked it when people talked about him;
and a monument also was erected over his
grave. It was only one story high, but still
it was something.
Now ho was dead, liko tlio other three
brothers, but tho last, tho ono who was a
critic, outlived them all ; and that
was quite right, for by this means lie got tho
last wonl, and it was of great importanco to
him to havo tho last word, Tlio people al
ways said ho had a good head of his own.
At last his hour came, and ho died, and
camo to tho gates of I'aradi-e. There souls
always enter two and two, and ho camo up
with another soul that wanted to gut into
Paradise, too, and who should this bo but
old Damo Margartt,from tho houso upon tho
"I supposo this is dono for tho sake of
contrast.tliatl and this wretched soul should
arrive hero at exactly the samo timo!" said
tho critic. "Pray, who aro you, my good
woman?" ho asked. "Do you want to get
in here, too?"
And the old woman courtosicd as well as
sho could ; slio thought it must be St. Peter
himself talking to her. f
"I am a poor old woman of a very humblo
family," sho replied. "I'm old Margaret
that lived in the houso on tlio sea wall!"
"Well, and what havo you dono? what
havo you accomplished down thcro?"
"I havo really accomplished nothing at
all in the world; nothing that I can plead to
havo tho doors here opened to me. Jt would
be a real mercy to mo to slip in through tho
"Tn what manlier did you leave tlio world?"
asked he, ju-t for tho. sake of saying some
thing ; for it was wearisomo work standing
there and saying nothing.
'Why, I really don't know how I left. I
was sick ami uilserablo during my last year,
and could not well bear creeping out of bed,
and going out suddenly into tho frost nnd
cold. It was a hard winter, but I havo got
out of it all now. For a few days tho weather
was quite calm, but very cold, as your honor
must very well know. Tho sea was covered
with ico as far as ono could look. All the
peoplo from town walked out upon tho ice,
nnd I think they said thcro was a danco
there, and skating. Thero was beautiful
music and a great feast there, too; tho sound
camo into my poor llttlo room where I lay
ill. And it was toward tho evening ; tho
moon had risen beautifully, but it was not
yet in its full splendor ; I looked from my
bed out over tho wido sea, ami far oil, just
wlicro tlio sea and sky join, a strange, white
cloud camo up, 1 lay looking at tlio cloud,
and I saw a llttlo black spot in tlio middle
of It, that grew larger and larger, and then
I knew what it meant, for I am old and ex
perienced, though tho token Is not often
seen, I knew it and shuddering came upon
me. Twice in my life have I seen tho samo
tiling j ami 1 know there would bo an awful
tempest nnd a spring flood, which would
overwhelm tho poor people who wero now
drinking and dmcliig and rejoicing -yourg
and old, tho wholo city had issued forth; who
was to warn them, if no ono saw what wm
coming yonder, or knew, as I did, what it
meant? I was dreadfully alarmed, and felt
moro lively than I had dono for a long time.
I crept out of bed, and got to tho window,
but could not crawl further, I was so ex
hausted. But I managed to open the window!
I saw tho pcoplo outsido running and jump
ing about tlio ice : I could sco tho beautiful
flag that waved in tlio wind. I heard tho
boys shouting "hurrah!" nnd tho servant
men and maids singing. Thcro wero all
kinds of merriment going on. But tlio white
cloud with tlio black spot I I cried out as
loud as I could,btit no one hoard me. I was
too far from tlio people. Soon tho storm
would burst, and tho ice would break, and
all who wero upon it would bo lost. They
could not hear me, and I could not como out
to them. Oh! if I could only bring them
ashore ! Then kind heaven ituplrcd mo
with tho thought of setting firotomybed,
and rather to let tho houso burn down, than
that nil those pcoplo perish so miserably. I
succeeded in lighting up a beacon for them.
The red flames blazed up qn high, nnd I es
caped out of tho door, but fell down ex
hausted on tho threshold, nnd could get no
further. Tho flames niihcd out toward me,
flickering through tho window, and rose
high abovo the roof, All tlio peoplo on tho
ico yonder beheld it, and ran as, Cut ns they
could, to givo aitl to a poor old woman who
they thought, w.n being burned to death.
Not ono remained behind. I heard them
coming, but I also becamo awaro of a rush
ing sound in the air; I heard a rumbling liko
tho bound of a heavy artillery ; tho spring
flood was lifting tlio covering of ice, which
presently cracked and burst into a thousand
fragments. But tho peoplo succeeded in
reaching tho sea wall I saved them all!
But I fancy I could not bear tho cold and
fright, and so I camo up hero to tho gates of
Paradise. I am told they arc open to poor
creatures liko me and now I havo no houso
left down upon tho rampart, "not that I
think this will givo me admission here"
Then tho gates of heaven were opened,
and the angel let tho woman in. Shu left a
straw behind her, a straw that had been in
her bed when sho set it on firo to sayo tho
lives of many; and this straw had been
changed into the purest gold and that grew
and grow.and spread into beautiful leaves
"Look, this h what tlio poor woman
brought," said the angel to tho critic. "What
dost thou bring? I know that thou hast
accomplished nothing thou hast not nude
so much as a single brick. Ah, if thou
couldst only return, and effect nt least so
much as that ! Probably tho brick, when
thou hast made it, would not bowortli much;
but, if it wero mado with good will, it
would at least bo something. But thou
canst not go back, and I cau do nothing for
Then the poor soul, the old damo who
had lived on the dike, put in a petition for
him. Sho said: "His brother gavo me tho
bricks and the pieces out of which I built
my house, and that was a great ileal for a
poor woman liko me Could not all those
bricks and pieces bo counted as a single brick
in his favor? It was an act of mercy, lie
wants it now ; and this is tho very fountain
of mercy ?"
Then tho angel said : "Thv brother,
whom tiiou hast regarded as tho least among
you all, lie whoso honest industry seemed
to thee as the most humble, hath given thco
this heavenly gift. Tliouslialt not bo turned
away. It shall bo vouchsafed to thco to
stand hero without tho gate, and to reflect
and repent of thy life down yonder; but
thou shalt not be admitted until thou hast
in real earnest accomplished something.
"I could havo said it in better words !"
thought the critic, but lio did not find fault
aloud ; and for him after" all,that was "some
thing." Tlio Outside Passenger.
It was in tlio old days of stage coaches.
and ono of tho-o huge, lumbering vehicles
was plowing its way between Boston and
Salem in a driving rain storm, filled inside
and outsido with a jolly jam of passengers.
Among tiio number of the moro fortunato
insiders was a respectable, bald-headed old
gentleman who .seemed to bo very solicitous
about a lady riding on tlio roof. Every few
minutes lie popped out his head, regardless
of tho rain, nnd shouted to some ono above :
"Well, how is sho now ?"
And the answer camo :
"Is sho getting wet?" inquired tho old
"No, not much," was the reply.
"Well, can't you put something round
her? 'Twill never do to have her get wet,
"We've got everything round her wo can
"Haven't you got an old coat or a rag?"
"No, not a rag moro."
A sympathetic young man, hearing all
this, and feeling alarmed for tho poor lady
out in tho storm, inquired of tlio old gentle
man why they didn't' havo her rido insido
and not out on tho roof.
"Bless you, thcro ain't room," exclaimed
tlio old man.
"Xo room ! Why, I'll givo her my place j
it's too bad !"
"Not nt all, sir, not at all. Wo could not
get her into this stago anyhow.
Amazed at her prodigious dimension,
the kind young man said :
"Well, sir, if my coat would bo of any scr-
vlco to you sho may havo it," nnd suiting
tho action to tlio word, ho took off that gar
ment and handed it to tlio old gentleman.
"It's almost a pity, sir, to get your over
coat wet, but "
"Net at all, sir ; by no means : pass it up
Tlio coat was accordingly passed up,
"Tiptop! Just tho ticket 1 All right
Thus relieved, no further anxiety was
manifested about tlio outsido passenger until
tho stago arrived nt tlio inn, when what was
tho sympathetic and gallant young man's
surprise and indignation to find that his nice
coat had been wrapped iirounil not a fai
lady of umwial proportions, but a doublo
bass viol I
A Detroit boy paid his first visit to ono of
tho union schools tho other day as a scholar,
and as ho camo homo nt night his mother
inquired, "Well, Henry, how do you liko
going t school?" "Bully," ho replied In
an excited voice, "I saw four bovs licked.
ono girl get her ear pulled, nml u hig wvA,, r
burned his elbow on tho stovol I don't
waut to ut ss a day,"
Provide The Itmly.
Toby Cllassock, an eminent comedian,
went out to New York under engagement
to Mr. Wallack there Toby was of habits
quite too convivial,' mil "Sir. Wnllack felt
tlio necessity of carofully guarding him n-
paimt an cxeesj to which lio was unhappily
loo liable. To introduce- him with eclat
Mr. Waliack invited to meet him a very dis
tinguished companyjit dinner ; and in order
to keep htm qulto steady and competent to
tlio exercise of Iiis wonderful talent of shi
ning in society, lto proposed to occupy tho
forenoon by a drive to tlio principal parts
of tho city and seeing its sights. After
much driving and seeing many sights, Toby
became very thirsty, and "Mr. Waliack,"
said he, "I must havo a drink." Mr. Wal
iack pointed out that their drlvo was near
ly over, and ho had better wait. To this
Toby roluctantly consented. They drovo
on: Toby's thirst becamo uncontrollablo,
and his grumblings very low and distinct,
nnd to Mr. W.'s remonstrances insisted ho
must have a drink. "But," said Mr. Wal
iack, "wait a VQry littlo, and wo shall bo at
home You can't get anything here." "Hal
lo ! you fellow, pull up," shouted Toby to
tho coachman. Tho hones were pulled up
and tho carriage stopped opposite an under
taker's shop. Tho signboard Indicated
"Funerals performed hero j everything pro
vided." Toby descended; mid walked in
through tho shop, between rows of coffins
on cither side, and seated himself in the lit
tlo room at tho back part of tho shop. Tho
undertaker came in and found Toby nt tho
table, his handkerchief at his brow, nnd in a
State of profound grief. To attract his at
tention tho littlo man gavo a mild cough or
two, and Toby, slowly recognising his prcs
sence, asked very mournfully, "Are you tho
undertaker?" "Yes, sir." "Oh," said Toby,
"Yes, yes, you nro tlio undertaker," and
relapsed into silent sorrow. "Sir," said tho
undertaker, "theso bereavements aro very
sad; but in our business we sco much that
is very painful. It will bo necessary for you
to restrain your feelings that we may receive
your instructions. Was tho party a gentle
man, sir, or n lady?" "A lady, sir, Oh, I
taint. Givo mo somo wino; some brandy
sir," hysterically shrieked Toby. Tho uTi
dertakcr hastened to placo'.brandy nnd wa
tcr bcfoio the agonized Toby, who immedi
ately helped himself largely to tho former
and more sparingly of tho latter ; and, drain
ing tho goblet, remarked, "I'm.better now."
After a pauso llio undertaker ventured to
ask, "Was tho party, sir, married or unmar
ried ? because in tho ono caso we uso black
plumes and in tlio other white plumes."
"Mix 'em,"said Toby, and appropriately
mixing himself some more brandy and wa
ter. The decanter was now nearly out, and
tho undertaker, from Toby's excessive grief
having as yet had nothing very definito in
his instructions, suggested that ho should
liko to be informed where he should find
the body. "Tho body, sir I" said Toby, in
much surprise, but emptying his glass,
"the body, sir?" I understood you to say
you provided everything. Provido the body I"
Exit. llclaU Newi Letter.
Mothers Killing Iialiios.
There's a fearful responsibility resting up
on some, must wo say many mothers for the
practice of putting young children into tho
murderous corsets, as detailed in tlio follow
ing from tiio Metropolitan :
Happening to visit aMady who was in
blissful possession of her first baby, sho beg
ged mo to tell her where sho could find a
corset for the infant, or even a pattern to
make one. Sho remembered that hor own
baby brothers nnd sisters were enclosed in
such an article, but she remembered its pe
culiarities of form only in that vagtio way
which ladies born to- idleness nro likely lo
"Did you wear a corset when you wero
young?" wo inquired.
"Certainly. Can't you sco how slight I
Wo had observed it. Indeed, wo had of
ten perplexed our brains about this lady's
figure Slio was six feet and ono inch in
height, mid as slight and gfaeeful as a wil
low, and just about as frail.
The corset explained it. Doubtless thcro .
was so much material to dispose of somehow
nnd it was forced to bo oblong, as tho corset
refused to givo it room to tprend itself.
Now this idea may not bo scientific, but
facts aro facts. My friend, who wns re
markably beautiful, very lovely in all wo
manly ways ; and ns accomplished nnd culti
vated as tho best masters ami close and con
tinuous corsets permitted, did not livo to
see tho birih of her second baby. Her
chest wns too narrow, and sho died, as ma
ny other pcoplo do, speedily and almost
painlessly of decayed lungs. Could Sho
have found the infant's corset pattern her
baby would havo followed her very soon.
Of course a baby must wear a smooth,
unhemned flannel bandage about its abdo
men for a mouth, but after that wo should
tru-t to its muscles. Dress it in soft whlto
flannel next to its person, koep it in warm,
loose clothing, but do not permit the room
to be over-heated, or tho air to bo unchaiic
cd less that three times a day, and yet nev
er permit it to bo exposed to a draft. Nev
er reinovo It from tho nursery without lift
ing tho window so'that pure oxygen may
await its return. ClQtho Us feet and legs
witli long warm stockiugs, but do not retain
tho long dresses an hour after its feet be
como active, an3 tho child indicates its de
sire for exercise. Tlio misshapen legs that
are so often seen upon boys, and tlio un
graceful.carriago of many girls and women,
may bo traced to that vanity of tho mothers,
which kept a long, unrumpled while dress
upon the baby until it was eight or ten
mouths old. Of course, all the life that an
Infant possesses is manifested by motion
and appetite, and one is of ns vital conse
qtienco as tho other. Many mothers never
permit a scream to Issuo from tlio baby's
mouth, when perhaps tho nolso only means
a cry for more air in Its lungs j but they pass
looa into its stomach to Invito cholera,
which does not, us a general thing refuso
A wise mother knows that a babo cannot
generato warmth as rapidly as an older per
son, and bho dresses it accordingly.
A tender mother is likely to furnish too
much miliiinl warmth by overmuch caressing
anilif sho bo nut healthy, she Is likely to
vitiate tho ntiuosphcro that it breathes. No
oiioshould bleep witli a babe. It Is not
wholesome for either party, and tho mt
of tho child, is broken by tho ncrvnus Mir
oftho mother, or eUu icmnlns w quiet tint
Uj falls of proper rest, and the in.urisl inn i
given to tho babo is nut likely lo un e w,tn
Its Hensitlvo digfsilvo orpin-. A iby
should i.hvnys sicip In ncrib i s m ..lur'