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ootnploic, and our Job Printing wlllcomparofii
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BLOOMSBTJRG, PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 21. 1876.
THE C'OLUM lit AX, VOL. X, NO. 1C
COLUMBIA IIEMOOHAT, VOL. XM, NO. 10
IJarUS III 111" iiuniiiuno . , , - -
dollar per year for rach lino.
11 ill I II ill III III II I I II
wuf its i Rij ahlvv mv li w luv i i n i w i ib i va
Columbia County Official Diroctory
l'resldant.Tudjro William Klwell,
Associ.no Judges iram IJerr, (leorgo Scott,
l'rolhonotnri, Ac II. Frank Zarr.
t:ourt Monographer 1. N. Wulkcr.
HcRlster Kccurder Williamson II. Jacoby.
District Atloi nor John M. Clark,
Sherlir Mlch.icf drover.
Utirvo. or Isaac lionltt.
Treasurer lir II. W. Mclloynolds.
Commissioners John llcrner, s. W. Mcllcnry
Commissioners' rierk William Kilcklmtim.
Audltors-M, V. 11. Kline, .1. 11. Caicy, 13.11. lirown
Jury Commlsiloucr3-.lacob It. Fritz, William 11,
Countv Siinerliitenrtent-Wldlam II. Snvdcr.
liloom I'uur Ulstrlct-lilrcctors-o. P. Hut. Scott
win. Kramer, liliMmsburvf aud Thomas Crevcllng,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
Illoomshurir Hanking Company .John A. l'miston
I'resldein. II. II. (Iro z. cashier.
Kirs Nn loiial Hank Charles 11. Paxlon,rresldcnt
u, 1 1 1111111, i.;uiuer.
Columbia county Mu'tial Saving Fund and Loan
'sui.-i.iiiou 1.. 11. i.iiiie, rresiuent, u, ..Miueri
liloDiiiiijurglttilldlng and Saving fund Association
" 111. i-uuuuck, rrehiueiii,.), u. itotiisou, et,lay.
llloomsburg Mii'iial Saving Fund AssooU Ion J,
0. iiro.vcr, rresiueu , u. u. iiarkiey, secretary,
Itev. .T. P. Ttislln, (Supply.)
Sitnday Senlcos uyi a. in. and ays p. m.
Sunday School 3 a. m.
l'r.ifer Meeting' livery Wednesday oenlng at 0,",'
H3.11S free. Tho public arc lnvllcd to attend.
ST. MATTHEW'S t.UTHEHAN CUCKCU.
Minis cr ltev. J. McCron.
Sunday Scrvlces-10i a. in. and OJtfp. m.
Sunday school -Da. 111.
I'ra.cr.Meo lug livery Wednesday evening at 0,v
Seats tree. Nopcws rented. All nro welcome.
illnl.s'er-l!ev. Stuart MP ".hell.
Sunday Services 10 a. in. and p. m.
Sunday Sclmiil 0 a. 111.
l'r.iver Meo Ing-Iivery Wednesday evening at 0
Seas free. No pews rented. Strangers welcome
METHODIST EPISCOPAl, CIICKCH.
Presiding Elder Hot. N. S. Buckingham.
Minister Her. .1. S. McMurray.
aliiiday SerUces Uyt and ox p. tn.
Sunday School J p. in.
Itlble Class Kverv Monday evenlnc at Ckf o'clock,
Voting .Men's I'm er Mee.lng-iivcr) Tut&day
evening at tij o ciock.
(leneral Prayer Meeting Every Thurbday cvenlng
, o ciock.
Corner of Third and Iron streets.
Pastor Hev. T. F. Ilortmeler.
Hesldcnco liast (.trect, opp. Third street.
Sunday SerMces lo$ a. in. and J p. m.
Sunday school 3 p. in.
l'rujer .Meeting Saturday, J p. m.
Alt 111-0 invited Thero is n(va8 room.
Ken lees every Sunday ntternoon ul 2 o'clock at
jleller s church, Mudlson tonshlp.
ST. l'ACL'S CUCKCU.
Sunday Services wys n. ra., cys p. m.
Sunday School y a. m.
Kirst. suiiil.iv in the. month. Holy Communion.
Seniors pi'ep.iratory to Communion 011 Friday
evening ocioio ino bb nunuay 111 eacu niuuiu.
l'ews rented; but everj body welcome.
Presiding Elder licv. A. I., lleeser.
Mtnlter Key. J. A. Irvine.
Sunday Serlcc-3 p. m., In the Iron Street Church.
'ra er Meet Ing-Iivery Sabbath at i p. m.
ju nro liiwicu. jiiiuiu viv;uiiie.
THE CllCKCH OF CHRIST.
Sleet In tho Opera Houso every Lord's day, nt 5
p. hi. and p. in.
Ili'guur .Sleeting of tho Church for worship, 3
Sunday evening Lecture, liyli. E. Orvls, c p. in.
Tho public uro cordially Invited to attend.
Ql'lIOOI, OHDICUS, lilnnk, jtift piinleil and
7 111 any bound in small hooks,
on hand and
I or salo ut the coi.cmuiaii cltlce.
Fob. la, in".6-il
I.AXK I)i:i:i)S, on I'archi.K-nl nnil Linen
Paner. common and for Admlnls rntors, i:ecu-
fiTrs and trustees, for sale cheap at tho Coi.vmiuan
r.VUHlAGK CKKTII'ICATi:S.iti,l prinleil
mid lor S.1I0 at thoCoLUSiuiAN Olllee. Mlnls-
ei of the (lusp'jl and Justices should biipply tlicin-
selves mill thtoo necessary urtlclcs.
T r.STICICS ami I'lm'tnliles l'Ve"i;MUVo7i-ale
f) at the Coi.CMiHAN oniee. They contain tho eor
H'Cted fees as established by the Inst Act of tho Leg.
hlntiiru upon the subject. Every Justice and Con.
htnblo should have- one.
VICNnUK XOTKS jnt prinlcl ami for sale
cheap at tho Columbian ofllee.
TT C. llOWIvU, lints and Cnp, Hoots anil
Shoes, Main street, above Com t !lou-c.
C II. MILLKH t SON, ileal
O. floods, groceries, (pieensw arc,
snois, notions, etc,
J II. -MA1Z1", Jluiniuolli Grocery, fincGro
. cerles, Fruits, Nuts, Provisions, ic.,. Main and
Cent 10 streets.
HOOTS ANI) SI10LS.
aKXHY KLKIJI, Maiiaraclurer anil dealer
In boots mid shoes, groceries, etc., Main St.,
l!i . latest and best si. vies, coiniT.Muln and Market
Uriels, In tho old post ofnee.
11 r K'vntin Trti- :.. n,Q
CLOCKS, WATCHES, &C.
K. SAVAGE. Dealer in Clocks, Watches
and Jewelry, Main St., Just below the Central
It. IKKLEK, Attorney nt I.nw. Itooms In
Exchange lilock, Sd floor, Illoouisbuig, Pa. t.s
G. HAHK1.EY, Atlnrney-al.I.aw. Ollice
In lirovver's building, Snd s'.i
s'.ory, Koctns s 0,
AV.M. M. NICIiKlt, Surgeon ami l'liysi-
oinco . corner uook nnu .Market
1 fuel s,
T It. KVANS, M. 1).. Surgeon ami l'liysi
) . clan, (Ollteo aud ItcslJeuco on 'lhlrd stieet,
1!. McKELVY, M. I)., Surgeon ami I'liy
slclan.noi th side -Main street, below Market.
11. ltOHISOX, Altornev-nl-I,nvv.
In Hartman's building, Main street.
SAMUEL .1AC011Y, Marble niul Ilrown
btoue Works, East Illoomsburg, llervv lcl; road,
HItOSEXSTOCK. J'liolojjraplier, over
, Clark & Wolfs Store, Malnslicct.
It. If. C, IIOWEIi, Surgeon IKnlM, Main
St., nuove in court nouse,
AVID I.OWENlir.ltO, Men-hunt Tailor
Main St., above central iiotei.
IS. KTJIIX, dealer in Meet, Tallow, tic,
, centra street, 1 ctvveen Second and 'I ldid.
JL whole bale and lelutl, lixthacge lilock.
W. C'OltEI.L, Kiiniiliire ltnunis, lliree-
ttory brick, Main stii.it, west cf .MaiKi t st.
IS. IIEKItlXG, Carpenter ami biillilii
, Main street below Pine.
0. A W. II. SIIOEMAKEIt, Dealers In
, Dry Goods, Groceries uud Ciiicriil Men-ban-
".M. H. AIUIOIT, Atlorncy-ut.Law, Main
E. DAI.I..MAX, Merchant Tailor, Setoud
street, inlbliib' building,
VTM. L. KYEHLiY,
Collections promptly inodo and rcinlttid. Ofllco
onixulto CuUvv Issa IeHslt liank. Cio-SS
From this dato the Hlcomtluiir Gas Ccinnnnv will
put In ttivlee plrrsat lint ctt and lurnlsh and bet
iueirra ut lourdolhtru iah.
'I l.o oompuny nave en Imnd a lot of gas tar gulled
for palnlliig icolu, iii.d uststr other lhelH.m placed
I'll lu in itLts w r gallon cr t'iW lr horn I.
oc t,ls. j. W. iilLUtlt,
A. L. TUKXElt,
Jcnco on Market Street ono door below
l. .). Waller' b.
Offlce over Klelm'n Drug storo. onice hours from
1 to 4 p. in. for treatment of diseases ot the Ev e, Ear
All calls night or day promptly attended to.
J. C. nUTTEIt,
PHYSICIAN A; SURGEON,
onice, North Market street,
Mnr.3T,'74-y Bloomsburg, Pa.
JU. 11. V. GAItDXEI!,
l'JIYSICIAN AXD SUHGEOX,
Ofllcc nbove J. Schuyler 4: Son's Ilnrdware Store.
A T T 0 11 X K Y-A T-I, A XV,
i???' 1Iartman's Block, corner lloln nnd Morkct
Oct. 8, '75
OKEicE-lloom No. 1, "Columbian" Building.
Q XV. MILLER,
Oflleoln Brower's building, second floor, room No.
Illoomsburg, Pa. Julyl,"3 y
Q 1'. A- W.J. liUCKALEW,
,mcS 'Valn Street, first door below Coui t House
Mar.C, 71 y
16 J. M. CLARK,
Offlco In Ents Building.
April 10,'74 y
A. CKETELINO SMITH. nEllVET EWISO SMITH.
CREVELIXG SMITH & SOX,
ATI UK.MSIS-AT-LA W,
tir-All business entrusted in nnr enro 111 rnotctvn
prompt attention. julyl.TS y
E. It. LITTLE. ROSY. 11. LITTLE.
II. & R. R. LITTLE,
ATTO UN EVS-AT-LA W,
t2Hiislne.ss hefnre flip IT. s. Pntrnt nmaniinn,in,i
to. onice In the Columbian Building. 1y 33
gROCKWAY & ELWELL,
A T TO U N E Y S-A T-L A XV,
Columbian Bcunixo, Illoomsburg. Pa.
Members of tho United stales Law Association.
Collections made In nnv iinrt of Amcrlcn.
Agents for continental Life Insurance compunv of
Ncwork. Assets nearly $7,000,000. The best ln'tho
country. Send for descriptive pamphlet. tt
Feb 18, '7C-ly.
HAITIAN & IJASSERT.
East Street, below Bail Road.
We respectfully cnll nur.llc attention tn the follow.
lng facts that : They manufacture llrst class
MIXE CAR WHEELS AXD AXLES
and nil kinds of Coal Breaker Castings. They also
:eiiiiKiinisoi car, .Machine, Bridge and other
lugs used by contractors generally. '1 hey also
IIEATIXG AXD COOK STOVES,
and nro prepared to furnish all kinds of repairs, such
us (Hates, Lids, l'lro liilck,
Mietchcis, sc. 'lhey
seep constantly on hand
PLOWS AND PLOW POINTS.
Large Iron Kettles. Formers' Bells. Sled Soles. Wnp.
on Boxes, cellar Grates, ic. 'lhey are alsopiepured
Saw and Grist Mill Machinery,
Shafting, rullej 's, Ac. They ray special attention to
Repairing Threshing Machines
The Proprietors aroboth practical mechanics. Trv
iVMKJtlCAX AND FOKKIUN PATENTS-
Oil MOKE tz Co.. FUCCessnrs tn Chlnmiili. lli.Kinpr
Co., solleltoi-s. Patents riocured fu ull countries.
No ieks in aiivance. Nochaicu uiilesN tin, iinh-iir.
Isgrunled. No fees for making preliminary exam
Inatlons. No additional fees for obtaining and con-
luctingii lelieoilug. llj u recent decision ot the
:iiiiimlstoner ail rejected applications may be re
ived. Slll-Clal attention elveli til lliti'irereiu-n enbe
befere the Patent oniee, eMenslous before cougi ess,
Infringement suits In dlflereut Mates, and all litiga
tion appertaining to Inventions or patents. Send
stamp lu Gllmore & Co. for pamphlet of sixty pages.
IiANI) CASES. LAM) WAUKANTS AND
Contested land cases prosecuted btftrolho U.K.
(icnvrul Ijind onice and Dcpaitrr.cnt of tho Interior.
Tivaic mini claims, mining aim pie-eiupuon Claims,
Ml homestead rases ntti nded tu. lind serin lu 411.
so nnd liiu neie pieces fur salo. This scrip is nsslgna-
uie, nun can no lueiiieu in tue 1111 1110 01 ino pureiiater
uiion any (ioverunii lit land subject to prlvato entry,
atll'i.'i perncii It Is of equal value with houufy
land Witiriims. Send slnuiti 10 Gllmoio.t e'n. fur
pamphlet of Instructions.
AIIHEAIIS OF PAY AND 1501'NTV.
Oniccis. FOldlcrs nnd sailors cf the Into war. or
their helrs.uro lu man) cu'esi milled to money from
1 ne ku, i-i iiiiu ill vi ,iin 11 wiejt iiuu uu hliuieuge.
Willi-ml htsloiyof seivlee, and slain umountcf
nnv mid bounty icieivtd. Enclose slu'i.n tin, llmoiu
& Co.. and a lull lenlv. after eiu inlui.t 1011. win bu
given jou free.
All ofllceis. soldiers aud sailors wounded. niptiired
or Injuiid In the late war, however sllghtl), cuu ob
tain u pension by addressing Gllmore Co
cases pi useeuttd by (illmoru A Co. before tho su
premo court of tho t ulteilMutcs,thucouitof elnlms,
and Hie southern claims commission,
Each department 11 our business is conducted In a
separate biniaii, tinder charge cf Ihusume exin-rl-enced
nirlleseuiploHd by Hie old til 111. Piomnt nt.
teullon to nil business enirusted tu UlLMoliU Jc co.
lslhtis seeuted. We desire to win success bvdo.
serving 11. Address,
uu.jiuiii; & in,,
C89 F street, Washington, I). C,
17HKAS BROWN'S IXSURAXCE AGEN
X CY, Exchange Hotel, Bloomsburg, l'a.
I'.tna, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut... n.tw.ooo
Liverpool, 1iiidon mid Globe t'U.m u.ui 0
ItUJ jiur l.ll lKK)l 13 f 00,1)00
Lnncaiisldre , li.Ooo, 00
Fire Assoclsttiiu, I'ldlndelphlu 8,1 00,000
Amerleuuof ITdladelihla I,l(ioo0
Alius of Hartford Mi.ooo
WyouiliiL', of W likes Burro 231,000
Furmers Mutual of Duuvllle 1,000,01x1
lanvlim Mutual '6,0011
louie. New York R.tliHi.ooa
Commeiclal Union 17,000,000
YULOAN lllOiY WORKS
DANVILLE, MONTOUIl t
WILI I AM II. LAW,
Wren lit Iron Bridges,
Fireproof liui.aings, Wrought ir
DANVILLE, MONTOUIl COUNTY, I'A.
roi lit Iron Bridges. 1
Fruiues, 1'Iihji luir unit Doors, l'unu Gates and Fenc
ng, also Wrought Iron piping, stacks and ull kinds
of suith Work, Ac, itupuini promptly attended to
N. B. Drawings and EsUmatca supplied.
OCt, 8, 1B75-U
. A. HE It RING
EICSI'ECTPULLY announces to the public
that ho has reopened
old stand) Illoomsburg, l'a., nt the
roads, wiioro nil descriptions of
linMir will tin tniiiln In thn mm!
orKHoiinq j,snv an 1 l.ifrui sireer
substantial and workmnnllko manner, nnd sold nt
prices to suit the times. 'I he highest price In cash
vv 111 at all times bo paid for
OR KEN HIDES
of every description In the rountry. Tho publlcpnt
roiiage Is respectfully sollelled.
Illoomsburg, Oct. I, 1975-
M ANUFACTO 11Y
C. SLOAN & BROTHER
HAVE on hand and for sale at the most
reasonable rates a splendid stock of
and every description of Wagons both PLAIN nnd
Warranted to bo made of the best and most durable
macerlals, and by the most experienced workmen.
All work rent out from tho establishment will be
found to 1 of tho hlirhest class and sure to rive ner-
fect satisfaction. They have also a fine assortment of
of all tho newest and most fashionable styles well
and carefully made and of tho best material.
An inspection of thetr work Is nsl-pil ns IMqhe.
llcvcd that none superior can bo found lnthecoun.
Oct. 8, 1875-tf.
1,000 HOOD MEN
to call at
to Inspect his w ork, and ho w ill guarantco you can
make (15 on a tlrst class Top Buggy if jou buy of
mi iiu, 1 uuor lur blue ut cose,
7 dlUFTINQ TOP OPEN BUGGIES
Tho prlco of my wagons Is as follows :
3 Phaetons, Sarvent pat. wheels, gum top, one for
3 Piano box, portable top, pat. wheels, gum top, one
for $175, cost,
6 Tlano box, open, patent wheels, steel tire, ono" for
3 rintfoi m spring wagons, patent wheels, 2 seats,
one for $1C5, cost.
As I am closing out my business tho orfer I make
will stand till the llrst of July. All work warranted
iu biuuu, uim arc uiuuu 01 goon maicrmi.
, A- s- CKOSSLEY
March 31 3m.
L) Stohner, P
Class. $1.1!.-. 111 fl
HOTEL. Rloonubnrg. Pa.. H,
roprletor. Accommodations llrst-
leruuy. i;esiaurani attacneu.
Q M. BROWN,
BOOTS AND SHOES 'lowAKnA Boots a specialty.
Hepalring done at short notice. Under Brown's Ho
tel, iiioomsuurg. Oct. b,'75-ly
Q EXTRA L HOTEL,
A FIRS T-0 LASS
JOHN LAYCOCK, I'rop'r.
TUEAV SALOOX AXD RESTAURAXT.
llt'iiso In die Exihange Block, formerly octujiled bj
1 ne 111 ucrsienen nns opened n first-class Eating
thing In his line.
nioinier, Hiieiu 111s customers win nnu every
r M. Dl
DRINKER, GUXand LOCKSMITH,
lng Machines and Machinery ef all kinds re.
paired. OrntA Hocse Building, Bloomtbuig, l'a.
Oct l,'75 ly
OiiiionIIu (lie Court IIuiinc,
The Lamest and Beet In all respects lnthecoufity
V. II. KOONS.
II. C. IIOWER, DENTIST,
Ilespectfully olTers his professional servlceBto the
ladles and gentlemen of Bluomsburg nnd vicinity,
llelsprepaied to attend to nil the various operations
In the line of Ids profession, and Is provided with Ihe
latest Improved Poiicflain Tsetii. vvhicli vtlll be lu.
sorted on gold plating, silver and lubber base to
look ns well os ihe natural teeth, Teeth eilructed
by ull tho new nnd most approved methods, and all
operations on the teeth cuiefully audpioperly at
ofllco n fuvv doors nbove the Court Douse, same
side. oct. s 73
burg and v
oulil nnnnuiice tnlhe rillensof Blooms-
VtClnltV Hint llO has lUft rerrlleiln full nml
Kuutyii iu linaui lilllut Ul
WALL l'APEIt, WINDOW SHADES,
fixtckes, coups, tassels,
nnd all other goods In his line of business. All the
newest anil most approved palternsof thedav are
always to bo round lnhla establishment, Main street,
below Market, oct. 8.15
Tho Philadelphia & Heading R.E. Co.
Hereby give notice that on or beforo tho first
of May next,
They will open a Passenger Motion In Fnlrmount
Park, upon the line ot Ihe Junction linllroad.ln close
proximity In Memorial Hall und other pilnclpal
in. mm 111 :
ulldliigs of tho
CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION,
And that icgular rassengernnd excursion trains
will thertiifter ho run letvveenllu new station uud
the vuilous points upon thelrsevernl railway lines.
The attention of citizens of Philadelphia looking
for summer residences, and of slrungers desiring to
securo houses or lodging In thn vicinity of phlladel.
plda iluilng the period of the Exhibition, Is culled to
ihe fuel mat, fiomueaily all places upon the rail,
roads ot the Company within twenljur thirty miles of
the city, passeiiireis will Leubluto reach U10 Exld.
tuition vvltlioutt haute if curs In asshorta tlmens
It win requite 10 muke the trip by horse cars from
many imlnts In the city.
SPECIAL EXCl USION TRAINS WILL BE RUN
FOR THE ACCOMMODATION OF SCHOOLS, SO
CIETIES OR OTHER ASSOCIATIONS.
For Information upplj to c. cj. Hancock, General
Ticket Agent, No. vvj south Foul 111 silent, Phllade 1
phla, and to the several local superintendents-, and
to tho undersigned.
J. E. WOOTEN,
llEiPlso, Murchtlh, 1SI0.8W.
nUUhli-,'. Sl.n4.rd Cucumber .ud (lr.nna C'l Funil'l. with
.ni l Hulu,. .1.1 ,d iijlei, .ud .11 i.l.itl. iVi.riii iirul..
CO, BUTCHUY, Minufr, 506 Cjmmerwi SUPhilt.
fti In &'() P01, l,ajr Bt Uumu- Bamplos worth $1
pu IU vu (fee, biinsOM a to- IMituuid, Maine.
March 10, Jl-ly,
MEN OP OENIL'S.
silent the Lord of the world
Kj es from the heavenly height,
Girt by his tar-shlnlng train,
Us, who with banners unfurled,
Fight life's many chanced fight
Madly below In the plain.
Then f ftllh the Lord to ills own ;
"See ye tho battle below,
Turmoil ot death and of birth 1
Too long let wo them groan j
Haste. orUe yo and go,
Carry my peace upon earth."
Gladly tlicyrlso nt his call,
Uladly they take His demand,
Gladly descend to tho plain,
Alas I how few of them all
Those willing servants shall stand
In their Master's presence again!
Some In the tumult are lost ;
Baffled, bewildered they strny ;
Some as prisoners draw breath ;
Others -the bravest are crossed
On the height of their bold-followed way
By the Bivlft-rushlng missile of Death.
Hardly, hardly shall ono
Conic vv Itli countenance bright.
O'er the cloud-wiapt perilous plain,
Ills Master's errand well done,
Suto through the smoko ot tho fight,
Back to his Master again.
A LILY IN LENT.
The Lily would not wait, hut full and wide
Its Easter whlto displayed In Lcti ten-tide.
Mistaken, early Lily 1 how canst thou
Thy garment choice of praise so show forth now,
While through a vale of penltenco and praj er,
Faitlng and sober-clad the faithful fare ?
On Sunday In tho church the grave, good priest
The children catechlsod, from largo to least ;
"What Is the day 7" "Sunday mldivay la Lent."
"What then Is Lent?" "A Fast," they said It meant.
"This Sunday, Is It Fust or Feast 7" 1'crplext
Tliey paused i and so the priest clearly by text
Sctforth how every SunJay of tho year
Is feast, a day of Joy and holy cheer.
Ah, then, chide not the fearless Lenten flower,
i iming its glad bloom by no Eastei 'a hour,
So fair a type of that therein thou hast,
Which, LUy of all days, and Feast in Fast,
No season can affect i which by Its own
Completeness, come whene'er It will, Is known.
History of Columbia County.
Copyright iccurcd according to act of Coasrtiia.
Wo give tbe census by townships for ev
ery decade since the erection of the County.
The curious discrepancies that appear will ho
properly referred by tho reader to the forma
tion of new townships and to the erection of
Montour county nnd tho correction and re
arrangement of the division lines. The
blanks opposite tho township? for some of
the years indicate tlicir non-existence at that
date, exeept in tho case of Roaringcrcclr,
which in 1850 was in Montour county.
Tho time of the erection of the different
townships and the territory out of which
they were formed will be found under the
head of "Townships and Roroughs, "and the
comparison of population can as well he
made by tho reader na by tho compiler.
In 1830 tho taxahles in tho County were
2 ISO. On a subsequent pago wo give tho
taxables for 1871, together with tho number
of acres of land in each township, seated
and unseated, tho valuation both of the
real and personal, as well as various other
statistical matters, importaut for reference,
or comparison, or ns statements of progress.
Tho census figures for the year 1800 are
a little confused in both counties, because of
the division that year, and some uncertainty
nbout the lines. Rut for 18C0 and 1870 they
are substantially, perhaps exactly, correct.
vnlno lvalue or value
of un- seated 'of per
seulcd i sonal
i n a lite
71S3, 189149, 839406
1621) 1830 1E10 1850 16C0 1ST0
CM Ml 909
452 4S 'I tl3
1626 2081 1774 3122 266S, 334(1
1719 1706 14-1 lliol 1731 !0s0
V520 3130 2 CO 1143 1170 127
1019 1300 1820
1002 16SS 1753
502 60S 902 1110 1266 1370
1078 1110 1217 1260 147' 1585
1464 16SI IL',7 10S7 1037 1170
205 374 559 505
1146 1111 1329
426 540 646
1476 1796 1927
581 629 601
1310 1551 ItO'i 714 1146 1000
1492 1791 21'3 1021 1821 11143
SID dn'J 4S5 624
673 715 009 70S 776 76a
843 1077 9.0 910
1812 619 609 4S5
505 67S 934 1316 752 761
17621 20149 21243 17700,25065 26706
I our nircrcek
Though not separately organized until
1850, wo give the census of Montour coun
ty, beforo and sinco its election, complete
In tho chapter on "Townships nnd Dor-
oughs" there will bo found some other inter-
1820 1630 1 1640 1 1850 J6C0 1670
1002 16S 1153 653 (133 6SS
1146 1111 1329 1232 1173 1234
426 tl'l 646 70S 660 711
1478 1796 1927 667 741 1033
633 7C0 901 1062
8302 (345 8129
956 905 V60
193 4"3 398
312 (96 414
4712 6136 t-m 13493 13053 15011
M 11 nine
Note. In etraigtenliig out tho division
lines )u 1853, Rouringcrcek and Franklin
"were brought Uck into Columbia county,
except part olTrunkliu which became .May.
berry in Montour county, Madison was
brought back, except a small corner added
to West Hemlock.
A Neat Trick.
Somo time after dinner a stranger walked
into ono of tho inns of Worcester, England,
n short lime ago. Ho was gentccly dressed,
and professed to be tired. Having taken re
freshment, ho said ho would take n nap for
an hour. Tosleepho went, in n very business-like
style, in his chair, and a long nap
lie appeared to enjoy. Defore il expired the
usual Btnokca-pipo company began to drop
in, nnd among others two strangers made
their nppeirance. Ono of the company re
marked thit it was unpleasant to have a
man sleeping in n public room with valuable
property about him, such as the sleepcr,vv!io
iindn fine-looking gold guard chain display
ed on ids waistcoat, and apparently con
nected with n watch in ono of his pockets.
To mIs remark, one of the strangers replied:
"Pooh 1 that's no gentl'man, I'm sure, he's
more likely ono uv them ere swell mob as is
always a taking of people in. I daro say lie
has no watch at all ; hut I'll soon see." Suit
ing the notion to the word, the stranger drew
forth out of the sleeping man's pocket a
piece of wood, round, and about the size of
n watch. "I thought so," said he, "there's a
pretty watch for you," holding it up that the
company might see it; and then returned it
to the owner's pocket.
l!y-nnd-bye tho sleeper awoke, and called
briskly for a glass of brandy and water. Ho
assumed quite a patronizing air to the far
mers, which soon raised a desire to put him
down. Accordingly, one of the xeniors ic
quired to be informed of the time of day.
"Why," said the gentleman, "the fact is,
I had a drop too much last night, and forgot
to wind up my watch."
"Just so!" ejaculated the senior, "you for
got to wind up, did you ? You'd lie puzzled
to do that, I dare say, wouldn't you, now?''
"Well, sir, you seem to take more notico
of such a trifle than there is anv call for;
but tho truth is I have not a watch key
about me, and mine is rather a peculiar
Here a hurst of laughter ensued, and a
number of jokes were passed about the very
peculiar style of tho watch. At last one of
the company roundly told him that he had
no watch at all about him : whereupon the
amazed individual hastily clapped his hand
to his waistcoat pocket, having previously
declared that, unless tho watch had been
stolen since he had been in the loom, he
had one. Satisfied, apparently, by tho ex
ternal application to his pocket, he said:
"It's all right j my watcli is here. I thought
you had been playing a trick upon me."
"I'll bet you 5 as you've no watch,"
bawled out one of his tormentors j another
offered to bet him 10; and ono of the
strangers said ho hadn't 5, but there were
two sovereigns which ho should liko to
dotiblo by betting in the same way.
The awakened sleepcrInoked.it them witli
astonishment.nnd iisked if they were serious;
they all stuck to it. that he had no watch;
nnd then lie lookout his purse and produced
five and ten pound notes equivalent to the
bets offered against him, The stakes were
posted ; and then tho thoroughly-awakened
sleeper coolly pulled out the piece of wood,
nt which a horso laugh arose against him.hut
tho laughter was soon on his side, when,
touching a spring in the bit of wood, it flew
open and displayed a very handsome gold
watch snugly encased within it I Tho gen
tleman gave uplausiblo reason for preferring
so odd-looking a caofnrhiswatch,with which
his dupes might either feel satisfied or not.
He had received their money to tho extent
of ,C20 ; and they had bought a knowledge
of "the timo of day."
Of couri.e tho very suggestivo strangers
lot nothing by the business they, in fact,
were accomplices of this clever sharper; and
it is possible) that more than one attempt
may bo made to repeat the experiment.
Anecdote of Washington.
In the midst of the gravest operations,
and burdened with n thousand cares nnd
anxieties, Washington never forgot the min
utest details ; he was as mindful of littlo
things as big. At the battle of Monmouth,
when the commander-in-chief was riding up
trom the I-reehold meeting house, where he
had been directing important movements, he
met tho main portion of the Patriot army
retreating in wild confusion before tho pur
suing British. With stern indignation and
withering reproof he railed the.chlef officers
to a sense of their duty, nnd then, by almost
superhuman efforts, in the face of a galling
firo from tho enemy, he rallied his stampe
Fearlesly. ns though he were conscious of
a charmed life, ho rode in tho very' thickest
of the iron storm, laying his plans, and giv
ing his orders. Tho army ofhrave, truo pa
triots which, half an hour before, had seemed
on tbe verge of destruction, panic stricken
nnd without order, was now drawn up in
steady, unflinching array of battle, prepared
to meet the advancing foe.
Itwasat tills time, while plunging through
tho "leaden rain and iron hail," that Wash
ington's horso was shot under him. Tho
chief coolly stepped from the prostrate char
ger, and having received from the hands of
an attendant orderly a fresh horse, ready
caparisoned, he turned to tho body servant
who followed him close through all dangers
and without tho presence of whoso ebon
visago n Dicluro of "Washington and his
Family" would not be complete, and quiet
ly Fait :
"Here, Hilly, take the saddle from that
dead horse, and look out for it." And then
I10 dashed away to direct tho planting of
"Oolly I" exclaimed old Hilly, ns he re
latcil tho incident to one of tho family on
his return home, " who ebber did seo such
a man ns Mns'r Washington? Who'd cbhcr'n
thought oh tint saddlo but him? I tell yo
mns'r remember ch'rytlng eb'ryting down
to 110 uerry littlest V'
Sagacity of a Horse.
Tho following txtiaordinary story of
cqulno intelligence and fidelity is taken from
Thompson's "History of Montpeller;"
lot fur from tho year 1SC0. Mr. Charles
Stevens, who lived on East Hill, made a
horseback journey to iMntsachusetts,passiiig
down on his way from homo over tho high
uriugo across Niuookl, about three-fourths
of 11 iiiilu from Daggert'a .Mills village. Du-
ring his absence tho bridge had been stripped
of all tho plank preparatory to rephinking
or putting iu some new string pieces. Wlillu
tlio uriUgo was lu this condition (which con
dition was wholly unknown and unsuspected
by Mr. Stevens,) ho reached homo on his re
turn from his journey ut tt late hour on an
unusually dark night, totally unconicious
that ho had passed through any peril iu
passing over the river, which was only a
mile or two from his house.
"Which way did you come ?" asked his
"Tlio way I went, of course?"
"No, you couldn't, lor the river is roaring
high, nnd there is not n single plank on the.
"Yes, I did come the same way, und over
the satno bridge, and you can't bent mo out
Hero was a complete issue, and neither
party being in tho least disposed to yield,
they the next morning; in company with a
neighbor a Mr. Parker repaired to the
bridge, aud to their amazement, di.covered
by the tracks on the ground uud tho calk
marks of the animal's shoes on the timber,
that the horse after selecting the broadest
hewn string-piece, had mounted it and pars
ed so quietly and safely over it to the other
side, that the rider was not made aware in
the great darkness of tho night, that he was
undergoing the dangerous transit.
Tlio most superficial observer must have no
ted the alarming increase in that sudden
nnd fatal disease, Apoplexy. More of our
eminent men are carried off by tins diseae,
or one of its alte-nderits, Paralysis, than
perhaps by nny other cause, and million nre
especially liable to any attack. The causes
which lend to this condition archest account
ed for in n late number of tlio Popular
Science Monthly, by Dr. J. K Hlnck, He
says that in miildlo-llfe hlnodve-seh in the
brnin are- apt to lose Rwne of their clastic
strength. When fund is abundant and di
gestion good, blood is copiously firmed, and
but little is worked off by pxpn ip, the ten
sion upon ovcry artery and vein is at a max
imum, and nt tbe weakest point a vesel
gives way, blood is poured out, nti.l n clot
is formed, which produces uncotisetnusness
by its pressure on the brain. This is an
npople.stic stroke. The cause of it is death'
n lessened strength of vessel and an incre.u
ed tension upon them. Xn vessels arc so
frequently niptured ns tlio'c which carry
blood to the br.iin ; tho clings of which arc
a fatty degeneracy which is opt to take place
in the middle arterial coat of the cerebral
vessels, whereby their elastic sttcngtli is
There are two forms of degeneracy found
in the arteries of the hr.i'n ; tlu tatty and
tho calcareous. The microscope shows that
in many cases the stromr, ela'tic fibres which
should make, up tho substance of the middle
arterial coat, arc, in places hero nnd there,
no longer to be seen, their place, being oc
cupied by fatty globules, which havo very
little resisting power. He attributes this
change mainly to the use of ardent spiiits
and tobacco. These are the chief agents
which affect tho nervous sytem. Delirium
tremens, insomnia, tremulous hands and ner
vous headaches, show the effects of the hab
itual use of stimulants and narcotics. Ar
dent spirits tend also to produce an over-
fullness of the cerebral vessel', and Influence
injuriously the nervous centres; and any
interference with the nutrition of any part
of the body is simply to impair tbe life and
power of the structure. The evidences of
impairment are seldom apparent during "the
prime of youthful vigor; but tho mischief
is going on, and the organ upon which the
weight of infringement falls will at length
manifest sign of disene, nnd through it
Death will mako its final conquest. The
apoplectic attack is very frequently not a
very severe one. The rupture may be small
but it shows tlio condition of the vessels,
nnd soon larger rents will ba made, which
the powers of Nature are incapablo of re
pairing. When the sort of life has been led
which is most likely to produce weakness
and fragility in the coats of the vessels of
tho brain, the remedy obviously is to dimin
ish nnd keep the tension on these vessels by
the blood at a low rate all tho time. This
can he done by cutting offsupplies. When
water-hose aro weak, prudence avoids for
cing water too strongly into them. High
pressure i n such cases must" produce fatal
results. The death of Charles Dickens was
n case in point. Tho brain-work he per
formed was immense. He used wine nnd
meat liberally, disregarded the signsofsfruc
tural decay, and forced his reluctant brain
to do what it had once done with ease until,
under n greater tension llinn ordinary, a weak
vessel gave way and flooded the brain witli
A strokoof apoplexy most frequently oc
curs altercating a hearty meal. In advan
ced life it is not uncommon to find portions
of the middle coat of the arteries of tho brain
especially nt its bne, displaced by limn par
ticles, which render tbrni entity torn. Prop
er regulations in rating, and drinking nro
the only means to bo relied on for preven
tion. Mood-letting was formerly resorted
tn. Hut it is very unsafe. Afier bleeding,
blood is more rapidly formed, nnd tho diffi
culty is constantly renewed ; while tho pa
tient, wlio is led to 6tippo.su this is the truo
remedy, is apt to rely upon it, and other
wise to tnke no care. When udvancing age
puts 11 check upon exercise, a decided check
should ha put upon the daily consumption
of food; otherwise mi accumulation of sur
plus blood must result, Men well past the
middlo age, who exercise very little, often
cat as freely of nutritious food as iu their
younger days. This is extremely danger
ous producing too gicnt a tension on tho
vascular system. To keep down superfluous
blood, vegetable tood is the best. Animal
food makes blood with dangerous rapidity,
liven vegtcablo food should not bo used so
liberally as in in'hldlo life. Tho true rulo is
not to eat to cntiro satiety. Kvt-u those of
younger years and oi sedentary habits will
feel lighter and better iu every way by leav
ing tho tublo while a littlo hungry. All
strong liquors nro unsultcd to those with an
apoplectic tendency. Ono of their proiul
neut effects is to cause a degeneration in
tho coating of tho blood-vessels, nuothorlsto
drivo mote than the usual amount of blood
to tho brain,
Peuvian Minstrelsy'. Ono of the most
Inti resting incidents of Servian life is their
songs nnd minstrelsy, The poetry of this
romantic peoplo long sinco attracted tho at
tention of Goethe, I.ockhart, How-ring nnd
Owen Mercuith, tho present Lord Lytton.
Tlio songs which are still sung in tho Ser
vian valleys nro so ancient that their authors
have sunk into oblivion. They are fervidly
patriotic. "Inspired by tlio grand scenery
of tho country," iiiyuu writeron them, "by
the patriarchal llfu of its people, nnd by
tho incidents of their eventful history, they
are considered tho finest of all tho Sclavon
ic! soiis." Many of them celebrate the
heroic deeds of Ncmania and Stephen Dons
chau, nnd tho era beforo the Turkish con
quest; others echo tho patriotic refrains of
tlie wars of independence j yet others reflect
tho long era of tranquillity under tho mild
rule of tho sultans. Mttistrel.y, which has
faded out of France and Germany with the
extinction of tlie troubadour and tlie minne
singer, still survives in Servia in all its roe
diroval vleor. In every Servian household
is to be found tho "gusl," a musical instru
mcnt peculiar to tho country, by which the
national songs nro always nrcompanied, In
the long winter evenings, when work is over,
nnd the family is gathered about the roar
ing firo of oak, ono of the men sings stirring
melodies to tlie gusl, while the women spin
nnd weave. Even tho superiors of the mon
asteries sing to the gusl. Song is an invar
iable incident of public meetings, and prob
ably thero is not an inn in Servia where
there is not singimr every night, "On the
mountain where hys tend the flocks, in tho
valley where tho reapers gather in the corn,
in tho depth of the forest, the traveler hears
alike the echo of these songs, ever tho solaca
of tho men In nil their various occupations."
There are many wandering minstrels In Ser
via, who tramp about the country with their
gusN, and who never fail to receive n wel
come, fund, and lodging wherever they go.
Even those Servians who nre Mohammedans
aro too patriotic not to join their Christaln
countrymen in the songs which recount the
deeds of a common though Christian ancest
ry. These old songs aro both lyrical and
historic, and an English critic declares that
the best of them are in no wio inferior to
thnso of Heranger. Gf.orof. M. Towle, in
Harper's Magazine for March.
Some Curious Ways of (llwrvins St. Valen
Our ancestry in England and Scotland
have observed somo very funny customs
within the last threo centuries. Atone time
valentines wera fashionable among- the no
bility, and, while still selected by lot, it be
came the duty of a gentleman to give to tho
lady who fell to his lot a haudsomo present.
Piece's of jewelry costing thousands of dol
lars were not unusual, though smaller
things, as glove, were more common.
A gossipy old gentleman named Pepys,
whoso private diary lias come to afford great
interest and nmUeement to our times, tells.
how he sent his wife sill: stockings and gar
ters fur her valentine. And ono year,. he
says, his own wife chanced In be his valen
tine, nnd grumbles that it will cost him five
There is a tradition among thn country
people that every bird chose its mate on
Valentine's day ; nnd at one time it was the
custom for young folks to go nut before day
light on that morning and try to catch an
owl and two sparrows iu a net. If they
succeeded, it was a good omen and entitled
them to gifts from tlie villagers. Another
fashion among them was to writo tho valen
tine, tie it to an apple or orange, nnd steal
up to the house of the chosen one in the
evening, open the door quietly and throw it
Tlie drollest valentine I ever lieanl of be
longs to those old times in Englan'd, nnd
consisted of the rib of a small animal wrap
ped in white satin ribbon, which was tied in
truo lover's knots in several places. This
elegant and suggestive gift was sent to a
bachelor, nnd accompanied with theo lines:
"fio contemplate this lovely sign I
Haste thee avvav to Reason's shrine,
Anil listen to her voice ;
No more Illusive shades pursue.
To happiness this Rives the clue,
Mako but a prudent choice.
So far it is uncertain whether or not the
lines refer to the pleasures of eating, suggest
ed (to modem minds) by a rib. But they
go on to explain:
"Till Adam hail a partner Riven,
Much as fair Eilen bloomed like heaven,
Ills bliss was Incomplete ;
No social friend these Joys to stare.
Clave the Ray scene a vacant air":
She came 'twas all replete !''
which leaves nothing to be deired, I am
Those were tho ri.nys of charms, and of
course the rural maidens had a sure and in
fallible charm foretelling tlio future husband.
On the evo of St. Valentine's day tlie anx
ious damsel prepared for sleep by pinning
to her pillow five bay leaves, ono nt each
corner and one in tho middle (which must
havo been delightful to sleep nn, by the
way). If sho dreamed of her sweetheart,
she was sure to marry him before tho end of
Hut to make it a "dead sure" thing, tho
candidato for matrimony must boil nu egg
hard, tako out the yolk, nnd fill its place
with salt. Just before going tn bed she
must cat egg, salt, shell and all, and neither
speak nor drink after it. If that wouldn't
insure her a vivid dream, there surely could
bo no virtue in charms. Si. Xkholaa for Feb
ruary, A Discorp.Aoi'.D Editop.. Ho was n sad
eyed, meek-faced man, and we supposed ho
merely wished to give us n news item ; but
when lie commenced telling us about build
ing a barn on his ranch 01x2S0'feet, soveu
stories high, and ornamented with bay.win
dovvs, wo thought it was about time to check
him, and so wo commenced :
"Well, wo must ndmit thnt is n pretty
largo barn for this country, but tiack in tho
States our father built a barn 325x500, nine
stories high, and furni-hed it with stfim
elevators; the "
"Hack, in tho Rates," interrupted our
listener. "I remember now that when I was
quite young my father build a chicken coop
580x842 feet. I don't recollect how many
stories high it was, but I know thero was a
cupola on it for tlio roosters."
"About how high was that cupola ?" wo
"I don't remember tho exact height now,
mister," was tlio reply, "but I know it was
so high that tho fourteen upper tiers ot
roosters died from tho effects of tho light
atmosphere tho first night."
llic two fcherid.iiis were Hipping together
one nigm oner the upern, at a period when
Tom expected to get into Parliament, "I
think, father," said he., "that nauv men
who aro called Kreat patriots in the House
ot Luminous nro great humbugs. For my
own part, if I get into Parliament, I wl
pledgo myself to no party, but write upon
my forehead, In legible) characters, "Tu bo
let." And under that, Tom," mggested hhi
father, "write 'Unfurnished,'"
governor itartrunlt has signed the
county salary hill: also thu UH m!iuUe
appropriation for nit educational dUpluy
w. wiiuv vuuuiug av iuo Lculcliliinl,
I . A -n.H'l HTIItrVT TV SPtfr TYrAT1
Mutb School. From the Norwich Conn, i
lnllclin.A beautiful Incident Is related to
us which occurred only a few days ago, In
the homo School to teach mutes articulntion :
and lip reading, at Myslic Jliver. ALJss P..
an interesting graduate of ono nf tho oldest
institutions for tho cducntlou of deaf mutes,
having a desire to learn to speak and to
read tho lips of her sparkling friends, was
recommended by her old principal to try
Mr. Whipplo's school j and bIio entered it
last term. Sho made rapid progress, and
was much ntded by tho natural alphabet,
the invention of her new teacher. The al
phabet curiojsly suggested sound, or the
right position of tho organs to utter sounds,
as well ai form ; and whenever amuto pu
pil can read and write it, ho or she can gen
erally give any of the forty sounds of our
difficult language with great precision and
discrimination, and often with remarkable
correctness. Tho young lady, filled with
enthusiasm at every Btcp, mastered the al
phabet with littlo difliculty, and ono day
- i i , 1 . I. -, 1. 1 !....
cuiiio iu ner icucuur vviiu suiiieiiuiig written
on her slate, which sho asked to correct, her
mind being agitated with emotiou. It
proved to bs tho L ird's PiMj'er, put into
the languaje of articulation. Perceiving
her agit ntion, the teacher could scirca re
strain his own tears as ho corrected tho few
unimportant errors of pronunciation, and
delicately returned it. Tho llext morning
tho lady camo oxultingly to her teacher,
exclaiming; "I prayed last night for tho
first timo in niv life with mv voice" nnd
neither of them could restrain their emo
tions. He ventured to ask if sho had never
prayed before. "Oh yes, I have thought my
prayers, but I never tpohe them .b6fore,"
"illy lips shall praise Thee, O, Gjd ;" "At
tend tho voice of my prayer." "Attend tho
the voico of my supplications, O, Lord."
Tlio earnestness and satisfaction of tho de-
oiit muto who had now realized one of tho
bright dreams ot her life admitted of no
questions, and called for ho reproof, if sho
was something of a literalist in her inter
Tnn Aurora HonnALis.Tho causs or
tho aurora borcnlis is explained in a novel
way by Herr Gronemnn.of Gronigan, in
Holland. The theory of - this astronomer
assumes that thero is a stream of fine parti
cles of iron constantly moving round thosun.
Tho earth passes through portions of this
stream from timo to time, and the friction of
the iron dust when it enters our atmos
phere ignites it, cimiti'j"it to bjcomv lu
minous, and it is then visible as the aurora
Ilerr Groneman attributes the form of tho
aurora light to the influence of the earth's
magnetism. iipnn the particle of iron, which
ho compares to that exerted by a magnet
u pon iron filings placed nn a paper over it.
A. Frenchmati who has lived in America
for some yenrs pays : "When they build a
railroad, tho first thing they do is to break
ground. This is dono with great ceremony.
Then they break tho Btock-holders. This is
dono without ceremony."
A young printer having occasion the otTTcr
day toset up tlie well-known line: "Slave,
I have set my life upon n cast!" astonished
he proof-reader with the following version :
Slave, I have set my wife upon a cask."
A subscriber ton Southwestern newspaper
died rccently.leaving fouryenrs' subscription
unpaid. The editor nppenred at the grave
and deposited in tho coffin a palm leaf fan,
a linen coat, and a thermometer
A Distinction and a DirrERr.Ncn.
Jones has discovered the respective natures
of a distinction nnd difference. He ays
that "a little difference" frequently makes
innny enemies, while "a littlo distinction"
attracts host of friends to tho one on whom
it is conferred.
A Virginia railroad was made to pay S2.rr
for killing n valuable rooster. The engineer
said he blew the whistle as kindly as pos
sible; but when tho rooster dropped onc-iuijij-
on me ground, raised Ins eye heavenward,
and commenced whetting his spur on the
rail, forbearance ceased to be a virtue, nnd
he let drivo into him with thirteen freight
Wo have received a poem of nineteen
stanzas from a Lagrange girl, of which tlio
following is a specimen: "If ho should go,
my pet, my sweet if he should go, my lovo
my dear oh, who would tread with smd
ing feet, tho borders of mv gay parUrre.
This is well enough In its way, but we sub
mit thnt when a man's feet get to "smiling
in tins climate, It is about June to use car
bolic acid or something of that kind, -Savannah
The greatest mistake that a farmer can
make, is to allow his manure to remain ex
posed to tlie air and water, under tlio eaves
of his barn, instead of being securely placed
timier cover, and then kept from the action
of the weather. A covering over the ma
nure heap is easy to build, and any farmer
can do it, Tho amount of monev to bo raid
out for material will not amount to much,
anti will bo returned in tho increased worth
of his manure.
At the Sabbath School in Deeriiig.Malno,
last Sunday, one of the tenthers of a juven
ile class was explaining tlio necessity nnd
duty of prayer. She finally asked ono littlo
girl if sho knew what was meant by prayer.
The child replied that sho did not, Tlio
teacher, to illtistiato, asked tho littlo girl,
"What did your father say this morning ju.t
befuro he ate his breakfast?" Tho child in
noccntly answered : "Ho wild, 'Confound
it, this egg is rotteui'"
Tho Chicago Iribunc has an excluslvo re
port of tho ease of a young woman in that
city who, having taken a courso of chemis
try, lias been assisting her father In his drug
store. Tho other day they sent in a pre
scription for somo simple inedlcino for a sick
baby, and tho next day the baby's mlLer went
down town to buy a pony coflin. Tho chem
ist was requested to rise to a personal expla
nation. "Great Jeboshaphat!" he said,
looking at the powder, "why, there's arsenic
in this! It ought to have been bitnrbonuto
of soda. Eliza, how is this?" "Oh, pa"
said his unmoved assistant, "we hnd nn soda
and arsenio was the neart shade that matched!"
Tlio Suprcinecouit has planted r writ
of error lu tlio case ofThomns Franc u Oil
for whoso execution on Muv 0, 1870. u wur-M
rant lias been issued by Govt nu 1 rt.