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The i .lobbies Department ot IlioCoLusiniANtsvcry
complc p.nndour.I li l'rlntlnif will roinparo fiivorn'
lily with that ot tho largo cities. All work dono on
demand, neatly and at tnodcrato prices.
Columbia County Official Directory.
l'rostdent Jutliro William dwell,
AsenclatoJiidfrcs-lriim Dorr. M.tl. Hughes,
l'rothonotnry, sc. II, Frank Znrr.
Court (Uenofrrnplicr s. N. Walker.
Hetftstcr llucordcr Wllltatiison II, Jacoby.
District Attorney John Jl. Clark,
Nurvovor Isaac Hewitt.
Treasurer l)r II, V. Jlcltoynolds.
Commissioners John llerner, H. W. Mcltenrr,
Commissioners' Clerk William Ki Ickbnum.
Audllors-.M, V. li. Kline. J. li. Casey, LH. Drown.
Coroner Charles (I, Mnrphv.
Jury Commissioners Jacob It. Fritz. William II.
Uoiintv Superintendent William II. Snyder.
llloomroor District-Directors 1, r. lint, Heott,
Win, Kramer, ltloninsburs and Thomas crevcllnir,
ttco t. 0. 1'. lint, Secretary.
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
Illnomsburg Hanking company John A. Funslon,
I'ri'Sldcn',11. II. Dm z, Cnshler.
First Na tonal Hank Charles II. 1'axton, President
J. 1'. Tustln, Cnshler.
Columbia County Munial Hnvlnir Fund and Iinn
Association IS. II. Utile, President,!. W. Miller,
llloomsburfr HiillJIns nndsavlna Fund Association
Win. Peacock, President,.!, It. Hoblsim, Secretary.
Hloomsburtr Mutual savlnif Fund Assoela'lon J.
Ji liruwer, President, C. tl. linrkley, Secretary.
Itov. J. r. Tmi In, (Supply.)
Sunday services t"X a. in. and 6tf p. m,
Hitnd.lv School!) n. m.
I'm) er Meeting Kvcry Wednesday evening at tyj
Boa.s free. Tho public aro lnvlicd to attend.
ST. MATTIIKVV'S LUTI1MIAN CIlCllCH.
Minis er Hev. J. McCron.
Sunday Services low a. m. and tf p. m.
Sunday School-ll a. m.
Vr.n er Meeting livery Wednesday evening nt C;
Scats tree. No pews rented. All are welcome.
JllnW'cr-ncv. Stuart .Mitchell.
Sunday Services lo-x n. in. and 0f p. m.
Mindav Sehool 9 u. in.
I'rav er Jlco lng Uvcry Wednesday evening nt Gi
beau free. No pews rented. Strangers welcome.
MKTII0D1ST KI'ISCOrAI, ClllT.CIt.
Presiding llldor-Itov. N. S. Uucklnishain.
Minister Hev. J. S. McMurruy.
Sunday Services lej und DM pi. in.
Mindav school i p. in. , , ,
lllblo Class-Kvcrv .Monday evening at ays o'clock.
Vuung .Men's l'nuer Meo.lug-llvery Tutsdny
OTcnlinr nt o, o'clock. ,
(leneral Prayer Meeting Every Thursday evening
Corner ot Thtrd and Iron streets.
I'astor-liev. T. lMIoirmelcr.
ifesltlenco-Kjbt street, opp. Tlilrd street.
Sunday .Servlces-loj a. in. and 7 p. m.
Sundav School 3 p. in.
Pi user .Meeting Saturday, . p. m.
All nro invited Thue is always room.
Services every Sunday atlemooii at 1 o clock at
dcllcr's church, Madison township.
Sunday Services lutf a. in., 64 p. m.
Sunday school-9 a.m.
First Sunday In tho month, Holy Communion,
services preparatory to communion on irlday
veiling beiore tho H Sunday In each month,
l'ews rented ; but everj body welcome.
Prc-ldlng F.lder-Iiev. A. I,, lteeser.
sm!dayrsZ'n 'k'JV. m.,'lntho Iron Street Church,
l'rav er .Meellng-Lv ery Satibath at p. in.
All are invited. All aro welcome.
tub cuntcii of cmtisT.
Meets In "the llttlo llrlck Church on tho hill,"
litiown ns tho Welsh Ilaptlst Church-ou Itock btreet
l'a1egular0mectlnK for worship, every Urd's day at-
OTl&'nS'tuS-puMloaro cordially Invited to
blank, just printeil anil
O neatly bound In small books, on hand and
lurb.Uo at tho Columbian onice. Feb. I, is75-tt
BLANK DEICDS, on Parclim.-nt ami Linen
Paper, common and for Admlnlsi rntors, Execu
lurs and trustees, tor salo cheap at tho Collmiiian
ters of I
ARRIAOE CERTIFICATES iu.t printed
inn dosuol and Justices should supply thcui'
ml tor salo nl the Columbian unite. Jiuiis.
selves with these necessary articles.
JUSTICES anil Constables' I'cc-Kills for sale
at the Columbian onice. They contain tho cor
rected fees as established by the last Act of tho Leg
stature upon tho subject. Every Justice and Con.
slablo should have one.
"VrEXDUK NOTES just printeil and for sale
V cheap nt the Columbian office,
C. HOWER, Hats mill Caps, Roots and
iocs, Jiain street, aouvu touii, iioube.
C1 II. MILLER .t
SOX. dealers in
3 , (looils, groceries, queenswaie,
kuoi.3, notions, etc., lam street.
TIL MAIZE, Mammoth (iroeery, tine
cellos, Fruits, Nuts, Provisions, ic.Mal
BOOTS AND SHOES.
HENRY KLEIM, Manufacturer and dealer
In bouts nnd bhoes, groceries, cte., Main bt.,
I.T M. KXORli, Dealer in Roots and Shoes,
J'J . latest and best styles, cornerMalu uudMarjiet
stmts, In the old post oince.
CLOCKS, WATCHES, 40.
('1 E. SAY A(iE. Dealer ill Clocks, Watches
j . and Jewelry, Main bt., Just below the Central
1,1 R. TKELER, Allornev nt Law. Rooms ill
Exchange Block, id Iloor, Bloomsburg, l'a. 68
-( fi. 11
RARE LEY, Attorney-at-Law. Office
V i . In Biovvei's building, Snd b'.oiy, Booms 4 & 5,
j. In Hi
Oct. 15, '75,
It VM. M. REHER. Surgeon and I'livsi
Ofllco y. r. corner jiock unu.narKei
TR. EVANS, M. I).. Surgeon and T'liysl
. dan, (Ofllco and ltetldenco on Third btreet,
corner JelfeihO u.
T II. MeKELVY, M. I).,Suipeon and I'liy
J . blclan.uortht-ldeMalu strett, below Market.
T II. ROIIISOX. Allornev-at-I.nw. Office
(J . inllarlman'sbullUing.Mahibtreet.
A AIIII'.I, .1 A CORY. Msrhlo and Rrnwii
Mone works, uuiiuooinsuuig, iiernicKiuau.
ROSEXSTOCK, Photographer, o'
, Claik Woll'K store, Main street.
R. H. C. HOWER, Surgeon Dentist, Main
abovoth' Couit House.
AVID LOWEXIIERQ, Mercliant Tullor
Main St., nbovo central iioiei.
T S. KUHN, dealer in Meet, Tallow, etc.,
JL , Ccnlio btreet, letween sccolu anu i nira.
rpiIOM AS WEHIl, Confi ctlorery and Iliker
H VYUOiebUlU auu ii:iuii, wwiLu.bv
W. CORELL, Furniture Rooms, thice
btory brick, Matnbtroit, west of Market st.
II. HERRIXO, Carpcnlcr and Luihler,
, Muln street ueiow l ine.
0. & W. H. SHOEMAKER, Dealers in
, Dry Goods, Groceries ana ucnerai juercuun
'M. II. AUIIO'IT, Altoncy-at-Law, Main
F. DAUiMAN, Mercliant Tailor, Second
Catavi Usa, l'a.
Collections promptly rnado and remitted. Onice
onpo.ilU CatavvUsu Deposit Bank. em-ss
From this dato tho Bloomsburg (las Company w 111
put In H-rvlco plH'S at first cost and turnlsh and bet
Inilo 8 at four dollars each.
'I ho company nave on hand a lot of gas lar suited
lor painting loots, uud posts or other tlieLcra placed
1'ilcu lo lentH per gallon or IJ.SO per ban-fL
Oc LI. W. U1LLEIL
ft E.SllJY' E41lorSandProPr!cterS.
"Qlt. A, I TUKNKK,
llcslJenco on Mnrket Street one door below
1). J. Wnllcr's.
Ofllco over Ktelm's Drug store, omce hours from
1 to 4p. in. tor treatment ot diseases of the Kyo, liar
All calls night or day promptly attended to.
TH. J. C. KUTTEll,
PHYSICIAN & SUrtflEON,
onlec, North Market street,
Mnr.ST,'74-y liloomsburg, Pa.
Tyt. 11. 1-'. OAIUJNEI!,
1'HYSICrAN AND SUKCJEOX,
Ofllco nbovo J. Schuyler & Son's Hardvvaro store.
A T T 0 V. X K Y-A T-L A W.
Offiiv, Ilartman's Dlock, corner Main and Market
streets oct. 8, '75
OracK-Iloom No. 1, "Columbian" Building.
OfllceMn Hrower's building, second floor, room No.
! liloomsburg, Pa. julyl,T3 y
Q If. & W.J. 11UCKALEW,
Onico on Mnln Street, first door below Court Houso
onicc In lints Building.
A. CKETEMKO SMITH. nKKTKT KWINO EUIT1I.
A CREVKLINC. SMITH & SOX,
fJMl business entrusted to our care will recleve
prompt attention. Julyl,'73y
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office Adjoining 0. II. k W. J. Buckalew.
E. It. I.ITTI.K.
IIOU'T. It. LITTLE.
17 II. & It. R. LITTLE,
tB"llulness before tho U.S. Patent onico attended
to. omce In the Columbian Building. ly as
T ROCK WAY & ELWELL,
A T TO U N E Y S-A T-L A W,
Colcudhn IlciLDiNO, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Members ot the United states Law Association.
Collections made In any part of America.
Agents for continental Lire Insurance company of
New York. Assets nearly t'.tuo.Ouo. '1 he best In the
country. Send lor descriptive pamphlet. tf
Feb 19, '76-ly.
HARMAN & IIASSERT.
Sast Street, below Eail Road,
We respectfully call public attention to the follow
ing facts that : They inanufactuie first class
JUNE CAR WHEELS AND AXLES
and nil kinds of Coal Breaker Castings. They also
make nil kinds of Car, Machine, Bridie nnd other
invs ir-t-u uy eomrueiors gcneiany. 'ineyalso
HEATING AND COOK STOVES,
nnd rn-H prcpuu-d to furnish nil kinds of repairs, mich
ilk! I lru tt.n I i l V m. Ii.ln1 Li,.I, -rik,..
PLOVS AND PLOW POINTS
Larue Iron Kettles. Farmers' Belts, sled KnW Wnir.
on iio( cellar Urates, 4c. They are also prepared
Saw and Grist Mill Machinery,
Shafting, rullej 's, Ac, Theslpay srci.lal attention to
Repairing Threshing Machines
TIiO I'rourltitors urcboth iirnoltrnl inrrhnnlc". Trv
VMKHIOAN AND FOKKHiXPATENTS
(JIl.MOttK A' CO.. SUClLSSt.lH to CLlriniill. Tllikliiel-
Co., Millellois, Patents nrnciired In all euuntrieH.
NoFKtsiN Aiiv'JM't. Nueliorte unlet the patent
Illations. No aildltloiial fen, lor olitiilnlnL" and eon.
i. wit.iiv. ii. .in nTi iui iiiuhii ' I I eiiiniiiiii v cxtim.
dueling a rt hearing. By a m i nt dulsluii of tho
Commissioner am. lejccled applications may be re-
vimi. special iitlentluu given to Intel ferencn eases
oeioro mo raieintiuici'. iwii iimohm U'furu Congress,
liitiliigi nu nt suits In ilineieiit Mutes, und all lltlL'a.
Hon npi eitalnlng to Inventions or patents. Kind
stamp loiiiunoioi- to. lorpuiupliletof blxty pages.
LAM) CASUS, LAM) WAUKANTS AM)
Contested land eases nroseeuted befnro thn II.
General Ijind onico and Department of tho Interior.
rnvaio ntnu claims, mining nnu pre-emption claims,
and homebtend cases attended lo. Lund scrip In 40,
so and ICO acio nieces for bale. T his serin la ilssU'iui.
uie, uiki etui ue tuetiieu lit inn nume oi inn pureililber
iiiiun uuy uoveruuieut tuiiu suoieci to privute entry,
nttlV.t per acre. It Is of enuul vnluovvlth bountv
land Warrants. Send sunup to tillmoro& Co. for
jiuiiiiJmei ui lUBirueiiujis.
AHHKAltS OF PAY ANU BOUNTY.
omeers. soldiers and sailors of tho lata war. nr
tueir neirs.ure in inuuy i-um-s eniuieu to money rrom
the government or which they have no knowledge.
Write full history ot bervlce, and t-tnte amount of
nay and bounty received. Knelobo btauip to Ullmoro
,t Co., and a full reply, utter exuiulnutlon, will bo
given jou nee.
All officers, soldiers and sailors wounded. runtured
or Injured In the late wur, however bllglitly, tan ob
tain u jiensiuxi uy auuiupniui; itiuuuru a; lu
Cases nroseeuted bvtvlllnoru Co. befnrn thnsti.
premu coui l of the I'nlted tftates.the court of claims,
unit mo houineru emiuia vuiuiiuiibion.
Kuch drnartment I f our business la conducted In
benarato bureau, under charge of tho sumo oinert
enced parties employed by the old firm. Prompt at
tention to all buslnebs eutrusted to CJlLMOIili k CO.
Is thus secured. Wo desire to win success by do-
OILMOItK & CO.,
m F itreet, Washington, X). C,
T7EEAS llHOWN'S l'NSURANC'fi A GEN.
X CY, Kicnango Hotel, Bloomsburg, l'a.
Etna, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut,,, e.too.ooo
Liverpool, LondunandUlobo I'u.mm.oio
Koyalof Liverpool , is 600,000
Laucanshlro ,,,,, 111,000, 00
nro Association, Philadelphia ,,,,, 8,100,000
American ot Philadelphia 1,100 000
Alius of Hartford N 0,000
Wyouilii.', ot Wilkes Burro 3 1,000
Farmers Mutual ot Danville 1,000,000
Danville Mutual , 70,0011
Homo, New York , s.co.ow
Commercial Union,, 11,000,000
Hr, tn 40H per day at noma. Hauploa worth tl
CXJ IO reat tmHlOH t CO., ltUtlaLll, HHUiO.
. a. iiininiitn
RKSPECTEULtA' announces to the public
that be lias reopened
(old stand) Illonmsbiirg, l'a at tho
Forksoftho Itepy and Ught strtct
roads, whero all descriptions of
lenttier will be msdo In tho most
substantial and workmatillko manner, and sold nt
prices to suit the times. Tho highest prlcolncnsh
will at all times bo paid for
O U K E N IT I D E 8
ot every description In the country. The publlcpat
ronage Is resiiectfully solicited,
liloomsburg. Oct. 1, 1S75-
JI. C. SLOAN &. I1R0T1IER
TTAVE tm hatul niul for sale nt the most
XXreosonablo rates a splendid stock or
and ovcry description of Wagons both PLAIN and
Warranted to be mnde of the best and most durable
maeerlals, and uy the most expenencen wurKiiun.
All work sent out from tho establishment will be
fnnnii to Im nf the. htpbest class and sure to clve per
fect satisfaction, 'rney nave nisoauncasburimcniui
tid mot fashl
of all the newest nnd mot fashionable stvlca well
and carefully made and ot tho best material.
An Instiectlon of their work Is asked ns It Is be-
neveu una none bupenor can u iouiiu ui iiieuuuu'
Oct. 9, 1ST.1 tf.
1,000 GOOD MEN
to call at
CEOSSLEY'S CARRIAGE SHOP
to Inspect his work, and ho will guarantee u can
niakelJj on a Urn class Top Buggy If JOU buy ot
him for cash. 1 oner fur sale at cost,
7 .'IIIl'TIN'O TOP S: OPEN BUGGIES
The price of lny wagons Is as follows :
rhaetons, Sarvent pat. wheels, gum top, one for
Piano box, portable top, pat. wheels, gum top, one
tor 179, cost.
Piano box, open, patent w heels, steel tire, one for
riatform spring wagons, patent wheels, 2 beats,
one for f ICS, cost.
Aslnm closlntrout my business tho offer I make
will stand till the first of duly. All work warranted
to stand, and are made ct good maUrlul.
A. S. CllOSSLEY.
March 31 3rn.
I) MGlincr, Pre
class. 1 1.23 tot 1.5'
HOTEL, l!loombuig, Ia., li.
roprletor. Accommodations llrst-
so per uay. jtcsiuurum uuueucu.
A ! 1 It S i-U LASS
JOHN LAYCOCK, I'rop'r.
J-EW SALOON AND HKSTAUHANT.
The ui derslgned has opened a tlrst-clats Eating
House In tho Exchange nice lr. formerly occupied by
Monner, vvnere uis customers win nnu every
thing In his line.
huH removed his ltoot niul Plioc Store fromlirown's
Untfl to lKt ilrnir nti(itt U'n en rise tier niul SharnU'S8'.
Tounda lioota a bptclalty. Kcpalrint'tlono at hliort
r M. DIUNKEH, OUN anil LOCKSMITH,
mowing Machines nnd Machinery cf all kinds re
paired. OraiA Hoi'bK Building, Bloomsburg, l'a.
uev 1, id ly
OppoNitc tho Court House,
Tlie LiliOEfiTland Bust In all respects In the county
W. 11. KOONH.
7' HOW E L L,
X) UN T1ST.
Offlce In ilartman's Block, bocond Hoor, corner
Main and Market btreite,
May as ly.
II. 0. HOWEH, DENTIST,
llespectfully orfers his professional sen lees to tho
Indies and gentlemen of Bleoinsburg and vicinity.
Ilelsptepureil Ui attend to all the various operations
In the line of his nroren-liui. and Is nrovldeil wllhtho
latest Improved Pouch ain Tl etii, which will be In
setted 011 gold plutlng, Hlver und lubber buse to
look us well ns the natural teeth. Teetli extracted
bv nil the new nnd most unproved methods, and all
iipiiatlimson the teeth euielully and properly at
onice a tew doors nuovulno court House, sumo
side. Oct. 8 IB
I J. would announce to I ho cltlzensot Blooms
Lull; and vicinity that lie has Just rccelv ed ft full and
complete assortment. 01
WALL l'AI'EH, WINDOW H1IADUS,
nxTunxs, coups, tassels,
nnd all other goods In Ids lino of business. All tho
newest and inust approved patterns of tho day ara
nlwav s to bo found In his establishment, Muln street
BUUblfjU Humlant Cuotttnlr l Crrua r.i l"ufnpi, lth
eoprr ltttltt M kn4 nw ijlt-i, tad l t IUU Ituinf menu.
. ... . I"" M '""' I (ntk 0 i wnmrht
1A IlU E, rWi DMA LZj. Vlniion, IirlcrtKii(I l,Trrl.
trcully.rBurilUllj lnit.whm In tamn taibt 1 1 MhlMlloq,
' lln;il.,,,,?.,J-rAn'' '"r f"l.-..i liti i rui l itrma.
C,G, BLATCHLEY( Manurr, 506 Commerce St.(Phila,
March st fliu.
EYE & EAR.
DR. G. O. McDERMOTT
makes tho treatment ot
Diseases of the Ear & Eye
and bus opened at Wllllamsport, l'a.. an Institution
for the treatment und euro ot paUenU Buffering
omce Hours. Until 8 a. in., 1 to S, and s to 8 p. m
.4t.ll VII Wl MU.-
CJ. V. 9ICOKIIAIOTT, III, I.,
. 1 Edwin St., WUUamsport, V.
Tho subscriber offers tor tale, two mull kits, on
t-ueu nuiiu nru eiteieu u iruutu uweiiiug House,
niuuiti uuu iitvebaury uuiuuuuingf. Also lour vacum
lots. uitjoiuin!r inu auovo nnu or tartrersize. Titos
ltiUuiuvntho Alalu rouduear Hiillwuter, l'UAUi.
for teiina a'lply to
BLOOMSBTJIIG, PA., F1UDA17, JUNE 9. 1876.
WASHINGTON'S NUKSEUY SONO.
A llttlo While nt?n thern nnnenreil In tho Knrlnrrnnl.1
(Mars.) llrrtBLtcAtt a letter from a descendant of
Chlef-fustlce Kllsworlh, In which an account was
given 01 Wnshluoton's visit tnhlstrlcnd thol'hlet
Justlee. Whllo ho was n guest In the house Wash
ington went to the liurserv. and taklnif Ids friend's
twin boys on his Ian sanirn nursery Minir for their
amiisenient. The song as It appearod In tho Itarttn
i.ican was Incomplete, nnd a missing stanra H sup
plied In the following version, which Ins been sent
tons by the descendant of Chlef-Iustlco Klhworth
who told tho story In tno Hsrem iciN 1
Till', DKHBV (I)AIIBY) ItAM.
As I was going to Derby,
Upon a market day,
I spied the biggest ram, sir,
Hiat ev er.vt as fed on hay.
Tow de row do row,
T ovv de row do ro.
lie had four feet to walk, sir,
Ho had futir feet to stand,
And every foot he had, sir,
Covered nu:o';reot laud.
Tho wool upon hU baok, sir,
It reaches to tho bky,
And eagles build their nests there,
Vot I heatd their young ones cry.
Tho wool upon hli tall, sir,
I heard tho weaver say,
Made three thousand yards of cloth,
For ho wore It all In a day.
The horns upon this ram, sir,
They reached up to the moon,
A nlcgor clomb up In January,
And never came down till June.
Tho butcher that cut his throat, sir,
Was in-owned In the blood,
And tho llttlo boy who held the bowl
Was carried away tn tho flood.
N. Y. Eveviko Post.
FIKST AND LAST.
"But tell mo dear," sho said
And toaxtiigly tho soft eyes shone,
And shjly drooicd the moJest head
Beside his own
"Hut tell me, have you loved bcforo7
Or one, or more:"
'1 he eagi r, i.pin kllng fucu
Was full of tindur, trusting gracoi
She did not feur his answer then,
Her king ot men I
"Hut tell me, dear, the best aud worst,
Or, am I first:"
Ho turned his eyes aw ay j
Yot cloier her hand he pressed,
Nor answered yea, nor nay j
A blush contessed
All, In one burning word,
Unsaid, unheard I
Quick came ajiarst of tears
A tempest from an April sky
And thou : "Korglvo my doubts nnd fears,"
He heard her sigh.
"Why should I caro what loves are past,
So mine bo lust:"
She has the most alluring eyes,
A llttlo Or.'Chm nose ;
bha wears tho most bewitching guise,
And parti-colored hoso I
Her touch can thrill one strangely when
Ono clasps her In tho dance ;
At least they tell me fco but then
1 never had tho chance.
Her melting tones, so people say,
Intoxicate the bruin,
And leave, when bhe has gone away,
A Joy akin to pain,
ner volco Is llko sweet music when
Its strains are soft and low ;
Ko those who've heard It say but then
1 never did, you know.
fcho makes the most superb ragout
Knits stockings by tho scores
Knows Latin, and Italiun, too,
(Irselr, French, and plenty more I
She's Just the girl to bweeten Ufo
Adorable ! divine I
In short, she is a perfect wtfo I
But then she Isn't mine I
STAltTI.NO A GUAVEYAItl).
Tlir. rilllsT INQIIEKT AND PUNEUAI, IN TUP
Death ucmnniied a sacrifice. A grave.
yard luid to be started in Custer City. No
one had volunteered to die and no ruffian
had offered a sacrifice. Fnto led Charley
Holt and John Pickett across tho plains
from Sioux City, and hopo and ambition
led them to "drive'their stakes" upon the
southern slope in tho suburbs of Custer,
I'oor boys! they were not yet men. and thei
combined fortune and earthly etlects would
not reach fivo dollara in valuo. They se
lected a town lot upon a grassy knoll, clos
to a small grove of straight, tall, pines, aud
being unable to chop largo, logs or buy
lumber with which to construct a habitation
dug a cave. These bovs made their deadfall
eight feet square, covered it with pine brush
propped this up with eight small poles,thrcvv
on bcveral tons of earth, and went to bed
to drenm of home, of mother, of father and
of tho fortune they, in their boyish iinagi
nations, had already carved out of these
golden realm". When morning came (March
!id) n sud sight was revealed to tho young
man who went to tho dug-out to borrow
bhovt'l. Tho angel of death had been there
in thu night und had buried the sleeping
boys nlive. A faint, piteous voice, beneath
this living grave broko tho icy stillness o
the frosty morning, crying out, "In (iod'i
name, pull mo out I I am dying," The
boy who had como to borrow u shovel tied
in horror from the fulnl spot, calling loudly
for help, which camo from all directions,
from filty cabins in tho gulch. A dozen
yeoman arms delved down and tore away tho
cruel earth which had already clasped nnd
claimed one of these boys us its own, am!
which had hugged and pressed in its icy cm
brace, for eight long hours, tho struggling
survivor. Tho story told by tho mangle
and mutilated youth is a brief one. H
told it to mo wliilo gasping in agony aud
pain, stretched upon a couch of pine boughs
on tho hillside.
"Wo finished our 'dug-out' yesterday, and
I weut down to beg for work or flour. W
hail eaten up our last gtub. Charlie that'
my partucr stayed at homo to fix up
tilings and finish digging out tho chimney,
I went to tho miners' meeting at Swcareng.
er'H saloon, and camo home about 10 o'clock
1 . 1 1 .11 -w
uuu went to ueu. vvnen.i wolco 1 was
buried, but had ono hand free, with which
pulled away tho dirt nnd brush and got air.
Then all was dark again, and after awhile
I woko up. I could beo the utars and th
moon, uud I heard Charlie calling for mo to
help him. I tried to move, but tho dirt
camo tumbling In on ray face, so I quit,
Ihen Charlie said, "Johnny, I am dying
writo to my mother." I called out "Chnrli
I can't get out; God help youj wo must
die I" Then all got dark again. That'a all
I know, sir, till just now. Is Cliarllo
Yes, Cliarllo was dead I His crushed and
mangled body was dragged out of tho debris
a few minutes afterward, and borne down
the lillUldo to a duortod uoldier" cabin on
Ctisler ntreet, and laid out upon u plank
Inced upon two log".
Then camo tho Intiuest tho fust held In tho
l!lnck Hills. It vvns a queer noetic. There
stood the City Marshal, n tall, rough, hon
est man, with bronzed-brown faco and tear
tainrd eyes, a pair of navies on hlahlps.but
gentlo ns a lamb in tho faco of death llko
The Coroner, a miner with grizzled benrd
and hard grimy hands, (stood by tho body
itli n book in hi hand. Two doctors, just
arrived that morning from l'lntto county,
Mo., looking more llko tramps thni pro-
ssionals, stood by. A reporter, a Jewish
otliing dealer, n saloon keeper, a lawyer
mil two miners constituted tho Jury, which
sat Itself upon a log which Insisted upon
tiling over every two minutes. Tho in-
pti'st was brief, tho reporter organized tho
ury, swore them in, elicited the evidence,
mail's the verdict, and founded tho first of-
niiil archive lor tho city. Tho verdict was
accidental death frum suffocation," that
was all, nnd material was ready with which
to start a graveyard in Custer.
Then camo humane hands and kind heart?,
and dressed the unfortunnto stranger.
Charles Fnhey found a white shirt, tho only
ono in tho city, a sheet was converted into a
shroud, nnd Charley Holt soon lny in n
rough pine box upon a bier of logs. This
ns not all, a firo was built in tho comer of
int black, deserted cabin. The roof opened
to allow tho smoke to escape, nnd then a
half dozen noble men sat and watched un
til day-light. They wero bound to start a
graveyard. With the rising of the buii came
adies yes, l.ldies ; kind-hearted pioneers
ho had woven n wreath of pine twigs,
inter ivy, pine cones and four little frag
ments of whito tarletan and pieces of the
black silk strings of Mrs. Dorfmcud's bon
net. This wreath was laid reverentially
pen tho unpaintcd pine box ; it was all
thc-o fivo iioblc-hearled wninaii could do,
nil do it well. Hut still the graveyard win
not inaugurated. Here was a corpse neatly
shrouded, wreathed and confined and no
raveyaid j but a silo for :t city graveyard
as found a natural cemeteiy already
lanted with groves of trees, and laid out
by nature into broad, irregular avenues, all
sodded aud half green. Cascades, orna
mented with glittering lilies, lent their ttiil
to tho frosted evergreen folingo and snow
hito grotto of quartz to beautify the nevv-
y-selecteu site for tho city of tho dead. A
half-dozen brawny athletes, with pick and
hovel, toic open tho virgin soil, and made
the grave. They wero generous, sextons,
theso amateurs, and sunk a hole like unto a
mining shaft. It was at least twelve feet
long this gravo for the half-grown boy.
But the trouble was only half over. Who
would act as parson ? There is no preacher
in Custer, and a two hours canvass of tho
ity failed to find a professor of religion
among iiuu people, worso than mat, a
close search failed to find a proper book.
The Mayor, an honest man, appealed to one
of tho two lawyers in the city to "say a
few words at the gravc,to be Christian-like,
but such pleading was not in his line; so
the three doctors wero applied to, but with
ike success. Then came a committee of
Judge, Mayor and Marshal to the reporter.
Surely a "paper man" knew something about
fuuerals ; and, said the Mayor, "we want to
put the lad away a kind o' christian-likc ;
not like a dog." Decides, a graveyard had
to be started.
Then camo Mis Ida Simms, like an angel
of goodness, with a small gilt-edged Bible,
the only one in the city, nnd the funeral
cortege moved through the main street of
tho "city." It was a picturesque scene on
this bright, sunny day. A wagon contain
ing tho unpaintcd coffin, upon which lay the
Indies' cvergreenvv reath. Then tho Mayor,
Judge, Councilinen and Marshal, rough blue
shirted men in miner's and slouch hats. A
dozen or two miners, merchaiitsand hunters
brought up the rear, and tho procession
moved silently on,
Then n shallowgrave on the billside,sunk,
ad ono of the amateur bextona said, "clar
down to tho bed-rock, gentleman, down
vvhar tho dirt shows good color." feilcnily
the body was taken from tho wngon and
tenderly laid in the golden earth upon the
bed-rock. Then every head was bared and
every bronzed countenance bowed whilo one
or two selections of Scripture wero read. Tho
grave was soon tilled and a white pine head
stone set in tho eaith, and thus the city of
Custer inaugurated its graveyard.
The saddest point about tills affecting- in
cident is yet to bo. mentioned. No letters,
papers, or even tho slightest cluo to his homo
or friends have been found. All that is
known is that ho walked all tho way from
Sioux Citv to tho Black Hills to dio and
start a graveyard.
How Sun Manaued It. "Is my hat
done'" inquired a lndy at a Chicago milli
nery establishment one day.
"Yes, ma'am," politely responded the
bhopwuman, "will bo here in a moment."
A.U assistant soon brought up the bonnet,
and wliilo tho customer wai duly inspect
ing it, tho storo proprietor ventured tu in
"How do you liko it, ma'am?"
"It's simply horrid," was tho reply.
"But it is just as you ordered it," pleadod
tho maker of headvvenr.
"Yes, something as I ordered," was tho
short and sneering answer.
"I am really borry, but"
"Well, novcr mitid," broke in tho buyer,
with bet lips, "what's tho expenso?"
"A-b-o-u-t J7, I guess," said tho shopwo.
The money was paid over and tho bonnet
ordered up to her house, when tho purchaser
pranced out upon tho street and immediate.
jy exclaimed to an accompanying lady
"Isn't it perfectly lovely?"
"Ys," replied tho friend, "it's ravishing,
but how could you talk so to that woman?"
"Talk bo?" exclaimed sho of the new bon
net, "why, if I had let her know how much
I liked the hat, that bhopwomau would cer
tainly have charged fifteen dollars, but now,
you see, I've got it for seven l"
Tho other woman said sho had never
thought of that, but wouloMprofit by her
friend's ripo expericuco, aud never liko an
article again until after she had bought it.
"Suppose," said Mr. Adolphus Slapsldo,
our village school teacher, addressing thu
first geography class, "suppose now listen,
boys and girls I wero to go out on tho play
ground and pierce a holo through the ccutio
of the earth, and drop a stono in it, whero
would it como out ?" "Out of the other
cud of the hole," was tho ready response oil
llttlo Johnny Sharp,
wwiffM'rti:aAta7V-r.iw-rWirrr irir'. tn iwiVnWi'runi
Tlio 4w Hoy.
He mode hit appearance nt ono of tho
Union Schools the other morning, und arriv
ing ahead of time, ho prevented any fecllngH
of loneliness from seizing him by licking
three boys and riding tho gato off its hinges.
Ho went in with the crowd when tho bell
rang, and finding no empty seat, ho perchod
himself on tho woodbox. When tho chil
dren repeated tho "Lord's prayer" in concert
tho new hoy kept time with his heel, and
when they camo to stng ho argued that vari
ety Is tho spico of song nnd uttcmptcil tn
sing ono of his own ono about a gentleman
named Dan Tucker, who dreamed that ho
was dead, and so-forth. The teacher warned
him to keep still, nnd he replied that ho
wouldn't come to that school if his musical
qualifications wero to be overlooked. When
school finally opened the teacher secured
his name and began asking him questions
in order to find out how lie should bo grad
ed. "Can you spell?" sho asked.
"What kind of spelling?" ho cautiously
"Spell house, please."
"l'Vamo or brick house ?" ho asked.
"Any kind of a house."
"With a mortgage on it?"
"You may spell man. if you will," sho
said, giving a severo look.
"I don't caro much about spelling man
this morning.hut I will this afternoon. I've
spelt it with my eyes shut.
"Do you know your alphabet?" she asked,
changing tho subject.
"Never had any," was tho prompt reply.
"Do you know anything about reading?"
"I read liko lightning 1" lie answered.
"Let me hear you read."
"Right out loud?"
"I'm afraid it will disturb the children,"
he whispered. '
"(To on, let me hear you tend'"
Hu looted carefully at tho page, scowled
his brow and read :
"If I weie a lamo boy and didn't get any
peanuts in my stockings Christmas, dum my
eyes I but wouldn't I make things jump
around that house next morning!"
lie handed the book back and tho teacher
"Richard, how many aro three aud
" I'hreo and threo of what?" ho inquired.
"It's a good deal according to what it is,"
ho replied, as he settled back. "I know that
threo and threo cats don't make a dog."
"Did you ever ftudy geography, Rich
ard?" "Yes, ma'am.
"What is geography?"
"It's a book."
"Is the world round or flat?"
"Hills and hollers," he replied.
"Richard, can you writo ?"
"Can you write your name?"
"I could, I s'poso; but I'ye got my name
without writing it."
"Can you write a letter?"
"To any one."
"Yes, I could, if I had money to pay the
"Well, Richard," she said in despair,
"you'll have to go into the lower room if you
want to como to bchool here."
"I'd rutber stay here."
"But you can't."
"I'll bet you this knife ngin ten cents I
She took him by the arm to remove him,
but hu laid his hand on her shoulder and
said in a warning voice:
"Don't get mo mad now, or I'lljlet myself
She called tho principal down, aud as he
approached the boy he demanded:
"Boy, what aro you doing here?"
"(letting eddieashuu!" replied Richard
"You go right down stairs now I" coutin
tied the principal,
"Well, don't sass me, for I was never hero
before," replied Richard, slowly moving his
legs as if he meant to get down.
'Ilii! principal took him by tho collar and
jerked him around, got kicked on tho shin
and bitten on tho wrist, and finally landed
tho young student on tho walk.
"Now go home !" he shouted, as ho tried
to recover 1 1 is breath.
"Am I eddicated?" inquired Richard.
"You seem to be."
"Gimme a diplomy then I"
"You clear out or I'll have you arrested."
"Hain't I a scholar in this school no
more '. '
"Who owns this school hou-o?" demanded
"No matter; clear out."
"Will you como out into the yard whero
you can t hang to anything? asked the
"Begone, I say."
"Don't draw no derringer on mo !"vvarncd
tho boy as he backed off, "nor don't think
you can scare me with any of your bowie-
Tho principal walked in and shut tho
door, and after the new boy bad btood
there long enough to show that ho wasn't
afraid ho turned and walked off, growling to
"I'll get tho foreman of No. G to pound
that fellow aforo ho s a week older."
A small boy, with a very sharp nose,
halted before n baker's window tho other
day, and took a long look nt tho cakes,-
Ho finally entered, and leaning over tho
counter, remarked :
"If you was a boy, you knuw, aud I was a
man and kept this shop, do you know what
I'd do ?"
Tlio baker confessed his Ignorance.
"Well, if you was a boy,you know, you'd
bo hungry, aud if you camo into my shop,
you know, I'd hand you out a cako for noth'
lug, you know, and when you got to be a
man you'd buy nil you could of mo, you
know, nnd you'd git everybody else to trade
with me, for you'd remember how I gave
you a cake, you know, and you'd want to
pay mo back,"
No lawyer could have put the coso better
and tho boy got tho cake.
A gentleman having an appointment with
another who was habitually tinpuuetual, to
his great surprlso fouud him waiting. Ho
thus addressed him : "Why, I seo you aro
here first ut lust. You wero always behind
b le ; but I am glad to soo you have be-
como early of late."
THK COMJMIHAN, VOL. X, NO. 28
COLIIM HIA DF.MOCKAT, VOL. XU, NO, It
Perhaps the most familiar of mysterious
sounds nro thoo produced by tho ventrilo
quist j familiar because almost every county
fair is visited by one or more of these exhib
itors: mysterious becauso the real sourco nf
sound does not correspond with the apparent.
It lies within tho province of the anatomist
or physiologist to explain why It is that
some men can speak from the stomach in
stead of from tho throat, anil without any
perceptiblo movement of the lips; but the
person who can do thi, the ventriloquist,
may make himself n most bewildering de
ceiver of those who listen to him. Our pow
er of determining the exact direction whence
a sound comes is less than wo Usually imag
ine. It is said thatSaville Carey, who could
well imitate the whistling of tho wind.would
sometimes amuse himself by exerting this
art iua public coffee house j some of the
guests at once roso to see whether tho win
dows wero quite closed, while others would
button up their coats, as if cold.
Sir David Brewster notices a vontnloqulst
of exceptional skill, M. St. Oille, who ono
day entered a church where some monks
wero lamenting tho death of a brother.
Suddenly they heard a voice, as if from over
their heads, bewailing tho condition of the
departed in purgatory, and reproaching them
for their want of zeal. Not suspecting the
trick.they fell on their faces and chanted the
A committee appointed by tho Academie
des Sciences to report on tho phenomena of
ventriloquism went with M. St. Gille to the
house of a lady, to whom they announced
that they had como to investigate a case of
aerial "spirits" somewhere in the neighbor
hood. During the interview she heard wlia
she tertned "spirit voices" above her head,
underneath tho floor, and in distant parts of
tlio room, and was with difficulty convinced
that tho only spirit present was tho ventrilo
quist'te voice of 31. St. Oille.
Brewster tell of another master of this art,
Louis Brabant, valet de chainbro to Francis
I., whose suit was rejected by the parents of
a beautiful and well-dowered girl with whom
ho was in love. Ho called on the mother
after the death of the father, again to urge
his suit ; and while ho was present Bhe heard
the voice of her deceased husband express
ing remorse for having rejected Louis Bra
bant, and conjuring her to givn her immedi
ate coiv-cut to tho betrothal. Frightened
mil alarmed, she consented. Brabant.deem-
ing it deoirable to behave liberally in tho
marriage arrangements, but having not much
cash at command, resolved to try whether
his ventriloquism would bo as efficacious
with a money-lending banker as it bad been
with the widow. Calling on the old usurer
at Lyons, he managed that the conversation
should titan upon the subject of demons,
spectres and purgatory. Suddenly was
heard tho voice of the usurer's father, com
plaining of the horrible sufferings he was
onduring in purgatory, and saying there was
no way of obtaining alleviation except by
the usurer advancing money to the visitor
for the sake of ransoming Christians from
tho bauds of tlio Turks. The usurer was
terrified, but too much iu love with his gold
to yield at once. Brabant went tho next
day and resumed tho conversation, when
shortly wero heard the voices of a host of
dead relations, all telling tho same terrible
story, and all pointing out the only way of
obtaining relief. The usurer could resist no
longer; ho placed 10,000 crowns in the
hands of ;the unsuspected) veutriloquist.who,
of course, forgot to pay it over for tho ran
som of Christians either in Turkey or any
where else. When the usurer learned after.
ward bow he had been duped, he died of
vexatiou. Chumltr'i Journal.
A Ci:itr.MOXi.u. Gajii: of Whist. Ac.
cording to the story, 3Ir. Everett was to pre
sent his credentials to the Queen on the same
day with tho presentation ot tho Italian
Minister, and repaired at the proper hour,
in tho costume of ceremony, to the palace,
whero he found his Italian colleague, also
officially ami splendidly arrayed. The pres
entation took placo in due form, and the
Jlinistcrs, having been bidden to dinner,
were informed by tho Prime Minister that
tho Duchebs of Kent, tho Queen's mother,
desired them to join her in a game of whist.
"I nm sorry for either of you who may bo
my partner," said till Prime Minister, smil
ing, a3 he roso to lead the way to the Duch
ess, "for I know very little nbout the game."
As they passed along, Mr. Everett turned
to his diplomatic companion and said, with
lofty urbanity, "I also must entreat your
Excellency's forbearance if you should have
the misfortune to be allotted to me as a part
ner, for I bavo very little practice In the
game." Hie Italian excellency uoweu cour
teously, nnd gravely assured the American
3Iinister that tho necessity for forbearance
was mutual, for ho also had little acquaint
ance with the game. The Duchess received
ed her guests with all ceremony, and having
indicated who was to be her partner, the
three dignified personages who were not very
familiar with whist seated themselves, and
the gutuo was about to begin, when a lady
of honor placed herself by tho chair of tho
Duchess, who graciously remarked lo her
companions, "Your Excellencies will excuse
me, but, to prevent embarrassment to you, I
have requested this lady to prompt me, as,
indeed, I am not very familiar with tho
game." i hey uoweu proiounuiy, ana tue
ceremonial gamo of whist proceeded.
WllKNHHU WILL MAItllV HkRUKKT. A
beautiful aud bashful young woinau of about
nineteen bummers called at tho oflico of a life
assurance agent last week, and asked, "How
long will n ican of 07, who oats peas with
his knife, live?" "According to our table,
madam," replied tho agent, "ho should, on
tho average, survivo eleven years, threo
months and blxteen days." "That," said tho
visitor, "would bo to tho 1st of August,
1887?" "Precisely, madam." "And how
much could I Insure his life for?" "Oh, for
nny amount, say for t.10,000," ho auswercd,
taking up a blank form of application
"Well," bald tho youug woman, "I think,
then, that I'll marry him." "Insura him,
you meau ?" replied tho clerk. "No, marry
him ; you insure him, You seo,"she added,
with a burst of confidence, "I lovo Herbert,
and Mr. Hawkins is old enough to bo my
grandfather. But Herbert is poor, and I
just worship the corner lots that Mr, Daw
kins builds on. And Herbert is very pa-
tiout, rud says that it I will only fix a day
no mutter how long ho will have to wait, he
will le happy. Now, you say Mr. Dawkins
will dio by tho first of August, 1887, aud as
it wouldn't be decent to marry again till I've
been a year iu mourning, I'll arrange to
marry Herbert on the 2d of August, 1888."
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except wheiu parlies have "count- ,ln.hflirlhr
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ln?tloSs. 1 at tuat rato for additional insortloS
without refereneo to length. .,,jr. natim
Kircutor'B, Administrator's nd Auditor 11 noucn
' VniMlenlu'r t-ocal notices, twenty centa lln.
regular advcrtlsemenlii half rstcs- , -Card
In the "Business IJlreetory" column, dm
dollar per year tor each line.
It (lot Monotonous.
Ki nr .ven davs aco nn old man entered
thn Btnrn nf n Detroit hardware man, wh
nho deals in seeds, ond inquiring forth
proprietor soon stood face to face with hli.
'Want to sec me 7 " nsicea tuo ueaier.
'V. sir. I do I Seven years g thU
coming spring I bought a paper of seeds f
"I presumo so."
"I'll swear to it. sir I Seven years ago, sir.
and not ono of thoso seeds came up I"
"Well, that's funny," laughed the ucoitf,
"You may think it was," said tho old
. .. . . . .t j
man. "but I II lnaco ii coi.iyou ten luuuasim
dollars I When you sold mo thoso secdslr,
you did not know that you were dcalliifl
with a Hon 1"
'Well you stop your blowing, and get oat
of hero I"
"Give me packago of cabbage seed.
"I wont. "
"The old man went away, but in an hottx
returned and said in a loud voice :
"Seven years ago this coming spring I
bought a package of seeds at this (tor.
Not ono of those seeds arose from the site I"
He was ordered out, and went out. II
was there next morning as soon t the pr
prietor, und said,
'Seven years ago this coming spring yon
seld me a packngo of seeds. Not one ilngl
seed matured to manhood."
Ho was put out that time ; but he returned
in tho afternoon, when tho store was lull of
customers, and exclaimed :
"Seven years ago this coming spring I wi
swindled by that man there I He sold me a
packago of garden seeds, not one of w hick
ever thruv I"
When he went out something hit him
threo or four limes in tho bsck. He went
down the street for a while, and then retur
ed and stood in front of tho store, and said
to ttie people who paised :
"Seven years ago thrs coming spring this
store here sold me garden-seeds that luver
He repeated the words over ard over until
a crowd began to gather, when he was callvd
in, and given a dozen papers of seed, and
told to "forgive and forget."
"Six papers of onion-seed to pay for th
choking," ho said, as he buttoned his over
They were given him, and wheu stowed
away he remarked :
"Six papers of cusumber-seed to pay fbl
After somo argument these were hauded
him, and at he backed out of doors, said :
"It's all right I You've acted like man
about it, and if you want any vegetables
next fall I'll make a discount to you." De
troit Free Prest. .
Patuick IIknky. Henry had already
received the name of the "JIan of the Peo
ple." Ho sprung from what may bo called
the middle class, and his personal appcar-
anco was plain, almost humble. During his
early manhood ho was noted for idleness
and failure in all that he undertook. Ho
failed twico as a small country merchant,
giving his timo and attention to hunting,
fishing, and playing the violin, instead of
his business ; aud as a last resort, read law
for six weeks, barely received a license to
practice, and seemed destined to starve il lit
tle more rapidly even iu hU new profession
than iu trade. Tho moment was near, how
ever, when bis wonderful powers were to re
veal themselves. The clergy of the colony
who were not a popular class brought
suit to recover their wilaiics, resting their
claims on a royal order iu council, which
was in direct opposition to au act of the Bur
gesses, and Henry was employed to oppose
them, though the law was completely in
their favor. The result was remarkable.
The awkward youth rose to speak in tho
midst of derisive smiles from the clergy, who
were present in great numbers. His head
hung down, and his voico faltered. But
soon nn astonishing transformation took
placo in bis appearance. The head roso
erect, tho voice grew vibrating and imperi
ous, and he denounced king, clergy, and
Parliament iu terms so violent and over
whelming that he was interrupted by cries
of "Treason !" and tho parsons left the court
houso in bitter indignation. Henry's tri
umph was complete. He had played upon
the chords of the popular heart with the
hand of a master. Tlio jury decided in his
favor in opposition to all law ; aud the crowd
yielding to passionate admiration caught tho
young orator up on their shoulders, and boro
him, in tho midst of shouts and outcries,
around tho yard of the court-house.
Henry's next public appearance was in
the debate on the Stamp Act in the House
of Burgesses We havo seen him on that
occasion i ise iu tho midst of the crowd of
planters, and break dim u all opposition by
ills immense eloquence. He had thus car
riid with him the tirl men of Virginia, as
he had carried with hint the rustic crowd
when ho spoke ngnir.st lite p.trnoiis. Ho w as
thenceforward tho mouth-piece and leader of
tho extremo revolutionists, and his own fiery
pirit pervaded the wholu fabric vf society,
moulding public sentiment and spurring the
people to resolute resistance. Joint Ettm
Cooke, in Harper t Magaitinjor June.
A teacher in Sunday a School, says th
New York livening lal, was explaining to
his class of boyi tho meaning of "JacuVi
Ladder," when ono of the number, mora la-
quisitivo thau attentive, Inquired: "If th
angels had wines what was the need of a
Udder for them?" This wrs a poer, and
whilo he was meditating a reply aud unable
to answer, uuothcrjboy exclaimed,"!'!! bet I
cati tell what they used the ladder for."
"Out with it, tbeu," tald the teacher. "Oh
I gucta they wero molting."
Gen. Tom Thumb is likely to bo eclipsed,
according to tho New Orlcuns Timet, by a
Mexican Lilliputian, whoso statute is but
twclvo inches iu height, twelve years old
aud weighs fivo pouds. The parent of this
prodtgeo aro on their way to Philadelphia
where, if no serious accident occurs, wo shall
hear tuoro concerning the smallest specimen
of human flesh of thut age, iu this or auy
Wheu Dom Pedro was asked If he Lad
ever seen a State Legislftuie,ho replied that
lie hud not, but had seen a State prison, and
lio understood they were very similar. Dom
Pedro's knowkdgo of this country is quito
Whtu she ".truck him over tho head with
a tin dipper for trying to kiss her, lie called
It tho "tintinnabulation of the belle."