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O Ll'MtlU UEMOCIUT, MAB OF THU NORTH AND COLBH
Issued weekly, every Friday inornlnir, nt
lll.OUMSIIUItll, UOLVMIIIA COUNTY I'A.
Tiro noiXAks per year, payable In Rilvnnce. or
(Icirlnif tlio fear. After tuo etpiratlonot tlio tear
I,ov n uu wiiitiKi;uf iu nuuaviuuin UUI, U ,t
co'inty tuo term nre ft per year, strictly In ailvnnco
J t4 It not p.vlil In ndvauuo una a.ihi It payment to
delayed bi uml tint year.
Nn paper Utscontlnii'il, except at tlio option of Iho
pu'illlsliers, until Ml arrearages are paid, Put lour
contlnniil creillU utter tUo expiration ot tlio Ural
All papers sent out of the Mate, or to distant post
ortlces must Ik) paid for tn advance, unless a resimn.
Kliilu person In Columbia county assumes to pay the
Hutiscrlptlun due uu demand.
l'Osi'AUK Li no longer exacted from subscribers In
Tlio Jnbults Department of tlio Columbian Is very
complete, and our .1 b Printing will compare tavern
y wltlt that nf the lariro cities. All work dono on
cmaml, neatly nnd nt moderato prices.
1IOOT3 AND snorts.
? M, KN'ORU. Denier In Hoots nnd .Shoes,
J.J . latest nnd best styles, corncr.Maln and.Market
tlreets, in tlio old post office.
Ci RHAVAOK, Denier in Clocks, AVntclics
and Jowclry, Main St., Just below tho Central
141 It. IKKLKli.AtlorticyntLnw. liooms In
li Kxchongo I'.lock, 2d IToor, Woornsburi:, l'a. 9
1 0. HAuKLEl', Attorney.nt.I.aw. Office
J , In lirowcr s building, Slid sVory, ltooms 4 & s.
ct. la, 'ia.
kit. VM. JI. ItEIJEIl, Surscon ami I'liysl
f clan or.lco S. . corner ltock and Market
T It. KVAXS, SL D., SurKeon nnd I'liysl-
, clan, (onice and Itctldeuco on Third street,
T . SIcKKLVY, SI. D., HiirKcon and l'liy
J . slcUn.porth side Main ktrect, below Market.
" II. KOIIISOX, Attorncvnt-I.aw.
. in llartman's bulltllny, Main ttrcct.
"T KOSEXSTOCK, J'lioloRraptior,
Clark ou s&iorc, juatii Bircci.
AVID LOWENI1KHO, Slcrclinnt Tailor
Main t., above Central Hotel.
S. KUIIN, dealer ii. Slent, Tnllow, etc.,
Centre street, letween becond and Third.
II KN YOU WANT A I'lltST-CLAKS
KHAVKor anjtulnir In tho TONSOUIA1. LINK
JAMES BEILLI'd BAKBBB SHOP,
.THIS DEST IN TOWN,
lUnder Excbango Hotel, Woomsburg, l'a.
Oct. 13, '75-ly
"SI. II. A1IUOTT, Attur.ney-at-Law, Main
rSL I'- KYKKLY,
Collections promptly mado nnd remitted, onico
nnponlto Cata;Mssa Deposit Hank. cin-31
vMV'nincnt of A. B. Pearson nnd w Ifo ot Sprlngtleld
tuwiiblilp, Ituekseouut), l'a.
Wiikkkas, the above named havo made nn nsslcn-lii'-ntcf
all their real 11ml persona) property to the
understjrncd for the bcneilt of cmlltors, notleo Is
tlieietor t'lven that all persons ba lug claims ugalnsl
t Assignors will present them nt once, and ull In
debted nr notllled to make lmmedlato pujineiit.
nccn, l'a. L. II. rt.MiNElt,
Sept. 22, 'TC.-CW.
THE "MOODY SHIRT."
MADE TO OltDKH ONLY.
A l'EItl'F.CT FIT aU AltANTEEI).
Oentlemcn desiring Shirts will nlca.se drop us a lino
and our Ageut w 111 call and get tlio measurement.
Factory Corner 1'enu nnd Centre stret ts.
Address l O. JIUODY,
Mutch 10,'iH-ly ticruntoii, l'a
SIiGIN WA1CQUS, CLOCKS,
Silvenvare, Watches and Jewelry
I-idlcs' and Oentleincn'H Cold nLd Sliver Watches,
of American and Foreign manufacture.
Silver and Plated Ware, Clocks,
FINE JEWELRY, &0., AC.
REPAIRING AND ENGRAVING
a. n i:rri .v v.
ESl'ECTFULLY aunuimcos to the publ'io
mat no luia rooponcu
5ry SXYDEH'ri TAXXERY,
V (old stand) IUoomsburg, l'a.. utiho
t'OlKSOl uiu j'.aiv uiui i.kiil c,iieoi.
ronils, where all ilcscilptlous of
' leather will bo made In tho mot
siilistnntlal and woikmnnilko manner, and sold nt
prices to suit the times. 'Iho highest pilcolucash
will at all limes bo paid for
of eveiydeserlptlon In the eonntij',
lounge Is respoi I fully solicited,
IUoomsburg (let. I, is'r-
U.K. Corner Second and Arch Streets,
TEAS, SYl'.UI'S, COFl'EE. BUOAH, MOLASSES
kick, sricss, BicAan uooa, &c, 4e.
I orders will receive prompt attention.
GREAT REDUCTION IN THE
I'lMCi: Of PAINTS,
Strictly PUUE WIIITK I.F.AI) 11 cents per pound,
guaranteed equal to any In tho market,
MONTOUlt WIIITi? LEAlTnt 10 cents per tiound,
cquoltoany for durability.
MONTOUlt SLATE PAIN1S s, 0 and 10 cents per
pound, according to color,
voNTOtllt MKTAl.I.irniltoWN 8 cents per pound.
.. .... . ... . t,. 11., ., I Mi,, llnrli't.
1 UU OCDt l'IID-1 IUUI HUH .,,v ... ."
MONTOUlt METALLIC HIIOWN dry and S cents
' lirst Qunllly of J'nlnt Hnu'licH tit low iirlces
PURE LINSEED OIL
wlililiwe buy In largo nuaullllea, direct from tho
.Munuiatturor, anu onirav iiiuiuwibi. iiit
HRRT .tap"an dryer.
Acknowledged b' nil our leading Painters to be Iho
best In tho Mai Wet.
All our goods nru guaranteed u- represented and
' our paints tu bo ground In puro linseed oil, or the
mojioy iTiuimeu on ueiuuiiu, .
wsend tor sample card and prlco list Willi tcstlmon'
1 HENRY S. RKAY,
, '. Solo Sliiinifiicturcr.
May t. fl-ly.
To ihn Win klujf ('lima. We urn now prepared to
famish all flushes with coustunt (inilo)luent ut
hoine, lb w hi lot f tho lime, or (or llnlr spare mo
no nlu, Pusluess now, light and prvlltuble. P- rsons
of eiibirsex easily earn Iroiu to tin la to tt r
I'leuiiig. audupitiiortloiml sum by devoting (heu
whole lline to thu busliKss. Hoja 11 lid fills turn
nearly u muiU as iceu. Tlit all who too this notleo
inaykt-nd Ihelr kildusx. uud test the business wo
uiu to lids uni urulUU oilen To mm li as are not well
tuitltllrd we will btnd one dollar to pur for the
troubloof willing, mil particulars, taiuples worlu
H:iraIdGllanilQcouiiucncowork on, and n copy of
Ilcuio and Hrcblde, cue of the larrant and best
Illustrated l'nbllcullous, all sent free Cy uiaU. Head
r.lf ou wantpi'ruianeiit, protl labia work, aduresa
i i l OJ L' U nuuauii a uik, lUlMiiu, wiuuc
It. A. L. TUItNEK,
ltesldenco 011 SLtrliot Ptrcct ono door below
1). .1. Waller's,
nmco over Ktclm'M Dnnr Store. Ofllce hours from
1 to 4 p. in. for treatment of diseases of the Kye, Ear
All calls night or day promptly attended to.
It. J. C. ItUTTKR,
VHYSICIAN & SUItOEON,
omcc, North Market street,
Mnr.sT.II y IUoomsburg, Pn.
Jlt. II. F. OAUDXF.lt,
1'llYSIUIAN AM) SUKUbUis,
Ofilco above J. Schuyler & Son's llardwaro Store
A T T 0 11NE Y-A T-L A W,
omcc, Ilartman's lllocW, corner Main nnd Market
Streets Oct. 8, '16
Ofkicb Uoom No. 1, "Columbian" Building.
onicoln Brower'3 building, second floor, room No.
1. IUoomsburg, Pa. Julyl,73 y
Offlce on Main Street, first door below Court Itouso
F. it- J. SI. CLARK,
Ofllco In Ent s Building.
A. CKRVEUSn SU1T1I.
A CREVELIXG SMITH & SOX,
ttf All business entrusted to bur caro will reclcvo
prompt nttentlon. Julyl,13 y
"i p. iullsieykTI
' ATTOIINEY AT LAW.
Okfick Adjoining C. It. & W. .). liucka'.ew.
K. II. t.ITTl.E.
KOB'T. 11. LITTIJC.
II. & R. It. LITTLE,
rt'-Iluslness beforo the IT. S.l'atcnt Ofllco attended
to. onico In tho Columbian Dulldlng. ly 33
"I") ROCK WAY &KLWELL,
5 A T TO R N E Y S-A T-L A W,
Cot-VMiiUN Ili'ii.niNO, IUoomsburg, Pa.
Members of the United states Law Association.
Collections made In nnv part ot America.
Agents for I'ontlnentnl Ltfo Insurance company of
New ork. Assets nenrlv $7,oun.iio, 1 he best In tho
country. Send for descriptive pamphlet. tf
Feb 18, TO-lj-.
I J stohner, I'
Tna l y!llnl
HOTEL. IllooinsburL'. l'a.. li.
'roprletor. Accommodntlous llrst-
.00 per oay. nesiaurani aiuicueu.
13 11 0 W N,
has removed his Hoot and Shoo Store from llrown's
Hotel to 1st door nloie Wngonseller nnd Miarpless'.
Tow anda lloots a tocclalty. ltenalrliigdone at short
1 Sr. DRINKER, GUN and LOCKSS1ITII,
hewing Machines and MachlDerj'cf all kinds re
paired, ortiu Hocsk Building, IUoomsburg, l'u.
KJCi 1, id iy
Opposllc tlic Court BIotiNO,
Thu Li 11a est and Uest In all respects In the county
W. II. KOONS.
Ofllco In lhutman's Mock, Becond floor, corner
Muln nud .Market Streets,
May 20 ly.
17 J. THORNTON
1 nnnnuneo to tho citizens OC Plnoins-
burg and i lelnlty Hint he has Just received n;ull and
compicio nssoriuieiiv ui
WALL I'Al'Elt, WINDOW SHADES,
FixTUitKs, conns, tassels.
nnrf nil nthnr ennds In bis lino of buKlnrcs. All tho
newest and must unproved patterns of tho day urn
always to bo found In his establlsUiuont.llaln street.
below .Morsel. uci.0.1
ItEAS BROWN'S INSURAXCE AO EN
CY, Exchange iiotei, iiiuomsourg, ra.
.Etna, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut... 0,600,000
liernool. tjiudon ami (1 lobe..
..... .1I,IM 0,01 0
, ... 13.(K1,0IO
, ... 8,lflO,IKIO
, i, ton ooo
,... b 0,000
r'lro Association, I'hlladelphla..,
Aincilcan of l'lilladelolila
Atlas of Hartford -.
Wyoming, ot vt HKes iiarm .....
l'urmcrH Mutual of Danville
iinmo. New York.
riMIE UNDERSIGNED, rcpresentiiic several
I nrthumfKt eonservatlvo nnd rellablo Ameri
can I'lro iniiirnnco companies, would beg leave tn
offer Ids services to tho cltlreimof IUoomsburg and
Mcliilt , reqiu-stlng a rvasouablo share of the public
IUoomsburg,.! uly 18, lsro.
Ofllco In lirower's I'.lock.
OF BLOOMSBURG, PENNA.
ruinii'iiv iui: ouim .'I i."'J. iriito.i ". r...... .,o,
1ST. Iscoiieiileiillylocnlidin thecenlral luirtof
......... ..... Il.i.l..., 11.....r ....mn,.n A .,.,1 flnl
me town, anu noes u general uauum oumucs3.
Mount reci Hidoti UeHislt subject to check with,
nut notleo. Special arrangements made with depos.
iters, and luterest allowed on time Deposits.
Untie Draflt on AVit York and 1'hUatMphhi,
collections mado on all Important towns In tho IT.
H at lowest tales of exchange. Iiomls and stocks
bouchl and told, and columns collected. Every se
curity given to defaulters that con no oucrcu uy any
Discount Days: Turctlay and Friday
KATE, SIX PEIt CENT,
Aug. 10. 'Id Cm.
T H E
EYE & EAR.
DR. Gr. O. McDERMOTT
mokes the treatment of ,
Diseases of the Ear & Eye
and has opened at Wllllamtpoit, l'a. an Institution
for the treatment and cure it ul!cnts suffering
from burn aiscases.
ortlco lloure.-t'utll 8 a, m., 1 to 9, and I to 8 p. in,
uaii ou or uuui im
. C. McKKMOTT,M, .,
71 Edwin bL, WlUlainsjiirt, l'a
wi '' ' i nun d
IMPORTANT TO ALL.
The discoverer nnd compounder of the far-famed
Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry
and other vnluablo preparations, entered upon his
professional career with the Important advantage of
11 regular inc illeul education In ono ot th oldest and
best schools In Philadelphia, unit, iierlnps, In the
world. Ho subsequently served a faithful term of
prnetlco In the 1'Mladelplilii Dlpens.iry, and for inn
ny learn attended tn Uiu Hospital. In thosu Institu
tions hociilocd tho most ample oppoi Minltlosnf ob
taining nn insight into diseases In nil their anous
forms, as well 11s for ascertaining the best methods
of thel treatment. Incurring, theretori'.tothe peo
ple ot thernlted Stattslho frullsof hlscxtensUo
professional experlcnco In tho medical compoundsim
ihn iin rcKiiliMiif hn skin nnd olisenntlon. he feels
tliat lie Is but protTrrlng a 1100s 10 eM ry family
thronghout tho land, resting, ns he does, confidently
In the merits nnd efllcatpiiH Mrlunof t lie 11 medics
he herewith commends. Thovnst amount 01 testl
mony from nil pans of thuwoiidhas brown "Dot".
Kilt NWAYN1V CllMI'lll NU SYltl'l' 111'' Wlt.ll
cilEltltY" the most efllcacloua remedy known, and
It is admitted by our most eminent tibyslcinns, nnd
allwliohao witnessed Its woudeiful healing pro-
trtlcs. 11i0Hll.il UIIKKKi in nn ogi'soi 1110 nor u
nnd In nllcountilcs where It is known has been Just
Iv relnlirnten for Its wondeiful medicinal qualities.
but Its great power to euro somoof tho worst nnd
most distressing diseases among us was neu'r fully
ascertained uutll the experiments of that skilful!
physician, Dr. swni lie, hud demonstrated Its high
adaptation, m combination with l'Ine Tuo Tar, and
oilier equally valuable vegetable Ingredients, w hldi
chemically combined renders It action tenfold moro
ceiiniu nun ueiienei.ii in cunuiruu ui-ii-M-a m uiu
...I 1..1.1M m vif Avvi.'j y1111
CilEltltY COMI'OlINIi strikes at the root ot disease
bypurltjlngtl.o blood, restoilng thollur nnd khl
nes to healthy action. Invigorating thu nervous nnd
shattered constitution. If jour druggist or store
keeper does not have It, do not be put on by any
other remedy Hint may be offered, but send to us df-
rcci,ail(l w o w llliurwnru u nan uoeu iu auy tiuiucsn,
freight paid, on receipt ot the pilec, V lwr bottle, or
thohalfd07en. Andreas letters 10 lilt. HWAYNK
is son, 11.10 North Sixth street, Philadelphia. No
charge will bo made for amice.
Ask Your DruggtNt for Them,
i'., 1... 1 ,,11 miIu" lu-iilili should nocr
lie wlthuut UK. SWAYNI.X 'I'A It A s SAItfAl'A
111M.A 1'llU.S.us thu puilfy Hie blood, lcinou'lill
obstructions, cleanso too skin of all pimples nr.d
blotches, and bring tneritn euioi oi neiiiiu iu me
lulu cheek, l eluale ll'leguialiues uiu risipieu iu i
u-aliln condition. 'Iheyuic nctftalii cure for Sick
Mid Ninons Headache. As 11 liluner I'lll, nothing
Cilll CM cell llil'lll : luse one, inu, or uiice, 11a 111.13 uu
found necesMiry; uullko nllicis, they neither gilpe,
inoduce nausea, or any oilier unpleusant sontnllou,
while theyaru as poweiful ns 11 Is possible for 11
medicine to bo and bo haimless. 'I'lieso Pills cleanse
out tho disordered humors, enrich nnd puilfy the
i.i.u..i ,i,.ii nil niiiii.itiii bilious seciet Ions of the
stomach nud bowels, causing 11 perrectly healthy
state ot the IU er, undaro umloubieilly the bestc.i-
thartlo and uniioiuous miuiciuc jei. uiseocieu , unu
wo uro determined that the sick shall have them at
apilco within tho means of tho poorest (2. renin 11
ImviiruorilN.) 11 jour druggist or storckeepLr
has not got them, do not bu puioir by any others
that 1n.1v be offered In their pface, but send to us dl
net, anil we will furwiud by in. ill, 011 receipt 01 tho
pi Ice, 23 tents 11 box or Ifvo bnxeses $1.
Is particularly adapted to all forms of skin dis
eases. 'Jnres oicn when nil oilier reme
dies and treatment faU.
Scald IP ad,
Chronic Erj slpxlas ot tho
sways i:s oiivrai i:xt
Seems to cure evi ; cas e, leatliig t lip skin smooth
anu clear without, a bieiuisn oeuinii.
Is generally preceded by a moisture. Hko perspira
tion, distressing Itching, as though pin worms wero
crawling In or nlmut tho rectum, particularly at
liiglilwnen unuressing.or in oeu uiiergeiiuigwanii.
it annc'irs In summer ns well ns wln'er. oftentimes
shows Itself around tho private parts, and Is not con-
nneil to males nniy, out is ipiuo us lreiiueni. uiui ic
inales are sore y aflllcted. particularly In times of
pregnancy, extending Irtoilie TOglna, provlnu ills
irf.viinr. nimni.r. tinwmd LHo nowors of enduranoo.
Cases ot long standing, prououneed Incurable, hat o
oeen perinanenuy cureu uy Minjny upjujiui.
EXTIIACTS FROM 1.ETTEU9.
nr. Swavno Hon i-Gentlemen The box of Olnt-
miiT m,ii wiii ino o v mill i itii 1111 nut i'iiiirtiv 01 ill li'
Inir Mies, which I suflered with forllto tears. En
closed llnd lllly cents for another bo for a friend ot
I aim well ki alien. i.ouuon i;o., a.
ltov. Isaac Holland, Webster, Taj lor county W.Vo.
W I lies i
Kmi'iniu'i yn. is,ri 1 navo oeen a suuerer ironi
itchitK- 1'iii.s. 1 iirneured 11 box of Totir ointment
last siulng which gate me Instant teller, and fed
continent u wiiienecia iHTniamincuiu i.hciom-u
llnd illtY cents, for which nlciso send ino another box
An Eruption of 0 JToitrs Standing.
I was troubled with un eruption f elgnt years
IIOIIII iiiiii'II. iiiioiiIk ii.-.ici, imuiuii t.i u-i j.
SWajno a AlMleauug uiiiiu:cui, i nut euiiieiv ciu eii.
At Ilortstnan .t Pros., 6th and Cherry, I'idia.
I was entirely cured of Setter
In Its worst, form by Dr. Rwn.vne's All-lteullng oint
ment, mid snail ui nappy 10 explain mycuso loan
tvuu may can upon mo.
Jjisns McEiNi.rv, West I nil Hotel,
S.ld Mreet. Isdow Lomliurd, I'lill.idelphla.
Sent by mall to any address on receipt of price, CO
cents a noi.
liescillio sjmptoms In all comiiiiuilcullans,ahd ad
dress letters to Hit hWAYMI & MJN, Philadelphia.
No charge for ndi Ice.
FOIl SALE I1Y ALL DltUC'STS.
Ko!o Proprietors and Manufacturers, of
celebrated nil over tho world for Its rcmai knblecures
nt Scrofula, Mercurial anil byplilllllo C'imp'iiliits,
and incuses where syphilitic tlrusof iho parent
oiufti.M fiiueloniiieut of svnhills or Scrofula in the
child nothing liaseter promise egectuallu coin-
plolelv li'iuucaiing etery tesnu-uoi uiese uancrous
cuuipl.iliits and all Ubeaaes arklng from Impurity of
U,i pun lculartu obtain tho genuln", ns prepared
l)y int. Nit At nr. & ri., n.v, c. mil --i.,i niuuii-ii'iiui.
Hint, iho niiine Is sncllcd cnrieillt. sinvMI.
:us I here are preparations of Homen lut similar inuuu
la tuo market.
IS YOUR HAJR FALLING OUT
if so no not faiij to usi:
(I ray llalr and
London Hair Color restoirr
London llalr Color Itesloiiir
Uihilon Hals Color Itestorur
Ixindon llalr Co or llestorer
Loudon llalr Color Itosli rer
l.ui.ilon Hulr Color ltestorcr
Iindon llalr Colur ltestorcr
Uindoii llalr Color llestorer
Lonilon llalr Color llestorer
lAimtun llalr Color llestorer
tendon llalr Color llestorer
Umdon llalr Color llestorer
ludon llulr Color Iteslorer
Iindon llalr C'olor Hostorer
Uiiidou llalr Color llestoier
liindon llulr Color llestorer
Ijindon llalr Color llestorer
Ijiindoii llalr Color Hostorer
Loudon llalr Color lleslorer
IxmUoii Hslr Color llestorer
loiniloii llalr Color ItesUircr
Uindou llalr Color llestoror
lojintun Hair Color lteiiorter
1 million llalr color Itesioier
Ixindon llalr Color llestorer
loiudon llalr Color ltcstorrr
Iamdon llulr Color ltestorcr
1. It win restore gray lialr to Its original color.
V. It will muko llm hair grow nn bald lieudu.
s. It will rcswjie the natural secretions. .
. It will remote u!l dandruff and Itching.
S. It will muko the hair soil, glussy and lloilblo
a It will preserve the original color to old ago.
T. It will prutent the hair from fulling off.
H. it will Cure id' dlsoasoa ot tlio scalp.
75 Oonts per BottlOi
bottles f i. Hen t by express to unymldrotia onro-
U'tnt oi pi lee.
AdJrosa orders to lilt. HWAYNK WH, S0 North
fciuu birotl, 1'iuu., lit., boiu propriciuia.
SOU) BY A LI, MtlKiUlSTS.
ELOOMSBU11G, PA., FREDA'S , OCTOBER 20.
Eencath the quaint old brlilgo you hear
Tho waves make music as they pass ;
And wlndlngto tho elm tree, neur,
You see tho pathway through His grass,
Whero w o wero wont to walk, alas I
Tlio river wanders ns of old
llenenth the slnd') of willow tr"es
Tho sunlit waters gleam llko gold,
And ripple to Up) gentle breeze i
Hut I am far from thee and these I
Tho sky bends iter broad nnd blue,
And In tho soft ami mellow light.
You tread t hn lano our footsteps know
In former da) s, when dajs wero bitght.
Do these (l.i s bilug such sweet delight?
And still with grass that lano Is green ;
Wlch fragrant (lowers the banks are fair j
In golden ploi nnd sllttr tlicen
1 ho bees still haunt the balmy air;
Eutjou will fait to llnd mo there
Again, perchance, I may not sro
The rustling rows of wlilow trees
(Which lent n leafy caiiopy
When wo sliolled underneath at caso ;)
For I am far I rem theo and these.
Our Joj's forsako us. Soon docs spring
Pass by ami for tho summer call i
Soon do tho birds lose heart to slug,
When fading lcatcs In nutiimu fall ;
And winter Is tlio end of all.
I too them with tltelt heavenly cjes,
Who Iu tho Christ abide;
Tho long train ceases not to rlso,
Though time's unceasing tide
And it gravo across each pathway lies,
But tho path swervis not aside.
Like a chorus which no discords mar,
Sober and clear and'grnnd,
Llko a scroll upreachlng to a star,
Caught by an angel's hand,
Like a wind begtnnlng from afar,
And covering all tho land,
They sound, they pass ; each man beholds
Tho Master's risen face,
Each arm some dear beloted enfolds
Yet kheps Its forwaid place.
The weak one leans the strong upholds,
Hut all tire In tho race.
I'p, through tho darimess and the pain,
Up, through the joy and light,
Earth's myriad hands arc rahed In vain
Tobanlo or lot lie.
Life shows nothing to tUtatn,
Death, nothing to a ITi lght.
By all things fair their course Is graced,
By all things bitter, he.t'f d s
(lathering like servants sent lu haste
Who, being challenged jield,
And through tlio garden on the waste,
(luldo to (iod s lutppy Held.
To them each human loss Is gold
Withdraw n or sacrincod,
Nothing but sin was all In vain,
And Hut, which long enticed,
Talis from each bouI and leaves no stain
At tho llrst smile ot Cluls't.
Tho llock of ood goes up and on,
And If, M sin ilepirts, ' . . , .
Some tices from tie throng are gone,
Lea Ing some broken hearts',
Ood.ifull of pity for Ids own.
Dries every tear that starts.
Tlio Hook of Ood Is strong and swift
And It devours tho way,
Longing to see tho curtain lift
From (ho etel lasting day;
How' slight the toll how vast tho gift,
How weary tho delay 1
Lord, gather us beneath their feet
A s thy good w 111 shall be I
Tho service of Uiy saint? Is sweet
When they aro setting luce ;
Souls fur lnheiltunco unmett
May serve etcrnltj-.
TIIK ItlUIIT HUWEK.
It was Judge Ltirlingtoii'd own ox
Half a dozen lawyers, fresh from tlioir
Btudlis, nnd just udmllted to tlio bar, wero
listening to liis advice. Tbo jurist nnd ti
bottle of wine at his elbow, and tvus ill a
"Young men,'' ho said, "whatever inuy be
your blrait, never take a caso beforp a jury
or before tiny court, unless you havo your
right bower for u head.''
II the reader surmises from this that tho
old Judge tvus fond of euchre, ho will not
have sunnUcd amiss.
Tho young men looted at him inquiring'
"I mean," he iulilcil,"thiit you shall never
advocate u causa into the work of which you
oapnot enter with a clear connciencc. You
shall ncyer accept a clu it yvhoso cause you
do nut believe to liejllst."
, "Unii that ruin ulwats lib adhered to?'
asked ouo of tho listeners.
"It can," answered I.urlington, emphali
cally. It ! :i lawyer's firm rook of fnunda'
tlou, ii ml the nniy suro niua of departure
to the respect and confidence of his fellows.'
"Have you always followed that rule
"I was never tempted from it but once."
he replied, "I will lellyott the story, it you
would llko to hear it."
Of coiirro they would liku In ; anil havin
laid itsido his pipe, tho old man began :
"Ono day I was waited upon by a man
who gavo his iinniQ ns Labau Csarfurt. He
win ot middle age, well-dressed, and at first
sight' appcnrid tu bo a gentleman; but the
illusion was di-pclled when approaching
business. He was hard and unfeeling-, anil
naturally a villain. Success iu speculation
had saved l.iin from becoming a thief or
highwayman. I heard of him ns a dealer
in tho Up-river land''. Ho asked mo if I
was willing to undertako a jub which would
call mo to Shircton. I told him I was open
to anything legitimate that would pay."
".Mr. iAirljngton," said he, tupping mo
with coarse familiurKy upon the arm, "I
want to securo your services you must not
bo eligaijid on tho other side."
"I told him if lie would explain to me tho
case 1 might bo belter able to give him uu
answer' Ho bit an enormous quid of tobacco
from a'black plug, and having got it into
shape between his jaiss, liu went on with his
"Tlio caso is ono of ejectment. An el'
dcrly mail, iiiuned l'hilip Acton, hud died
leaving a valuable estate. There was nearly
a thousand acres of laud, with opportunities
ior developing Immense water power; and
ere many yenrs that laud will bo worth moro
than a million dollars. At present uikiii
tho estate, and claiming it as a win in' tho
deceuse'd, was. a imincallliig himself William
"llut," suid Sarfnrt, "ho is not alegltiuiato
child at all. His mother was Detsy Tot
wood, at one lime a girl lu Acton's employ,
Acton, I know, was never tnariicd. Ho
brought the boy up and educated him, nnd
now the fellow thinks lie will step into his
protcctoi's shoes I ran prove that I am the
only living relative of I'htllji Avion, He
was my undo my mother's brother and,ot
a lawyer as smart ns you, there csu bo no
dilkulty iu proving my title, I can bilug
the witnesses to your hand,"
"llo (old ino lie would give rue fivo hui
j dred dollars If 1 would undertake tlio cne,
and an additional thousand If I gained it
That was a big fee fir moro than I had
then made In nil my pleading. It was
tempting. And yet I saw it was not per
fectly clear not entirely honest.. The pro
bability was that this William Acton was
1'lilllp s chlhl, and it was not impossible
that l'nlllp had married lletsy Tottvoml. It
struck mu that fiilnu Sirfurt was a vllalln,
nnd that he fancied he had yining Acton so
far lu his power that ho could eject 111 ill
from the title, llut what had I particularly
to do with that? If I accepted a client, I
must serve htm. 1 hud no busincst but to
servo his interest. 1 finally told Mr. Bar-
furt that I would think the matter over. I
shruid probably have business in iSiilreton
during the session of the court, and I would
call on lit in there nnd examine more fully.
I could nut take his retainer until I had fur
"llut," said he, "will you promise .not to
take up the other side?" , , ,
"I told him I would do nothing without
further consultation with him."
"l!ccniif," he added, "If you nre for mo I
am sure to Win. Acton can't find a lawyer
that can hold a candle to vou. I know them
"No matter whether I believed him or not,
I did not feel flattered."
"Two weeks later I received a letter from
Sarl'urt, promising mo $o000 if I won."
"Tho fivo thousand dollars was a strong
argument. W as not law really n gamo of
cliance, in which tho strongest hand and
longest purse must win ? I told myself yes.
Yes and I sat down and wrote a reply, say
ing that I would tako the caso. Iiut I did
not mail it at once. That night I put it
under my pillow, aud slept over it; and on
tho following morning I threw it into the
fire. I would tint make up my mind until
I had seen other parties until I had been
on the grounds. And I wrote to Latum Sin-
furt tn wait." 1
"Two weeks later I harnessed my horse to
the wagon, nnd, with my wife and child,
started for Sliireton. I hnd been married
two years, and our little babe, a girl, was a
year old, our pride, our pet nnd our darling.
Sliireton was a distance of about thirty
miles. We had been having rainy weather
for a week or so, and it had now cleared off
bright and beautiful. We stopped and took
dinner at an inn, four miles beyond which
wtriajstrcnm which must be forded. Thejinu-
keeper told me that tlio btieani was some
what swollen from the late rain', but that if
my horse was trusty there could bo no
"Arrived at tho stream, tho Wanipatnck'
river, I found the water indeed' risen, and
thecurtent strong, but I Haw that others had
recently gone over, and I resolved to ven
ture. I knew my horse, and had faith in
him, My wife was anxious and sho trusted
my judgment. A third ot tuo way across
tlio water was over the hub of tho wheels. A
littlo more and it would havo reached the
body of the wagon. I began to 'be alarmed;
I feared I had left tlio true track. Presently
ray .hor.so stumbled and staggered, having
evidently stepped on n moving stone. The
wagon swayed and tipped, and in a moment
more we were in the water. With one hand
I grasped the harness upon the Horse and
with tho other I held my wife. I was thus
struggling when a wild cry from her Hps
startled the nir. Our child was washed
"Oh, my soul I I cannot tell you what
I suffered durinir thoso moments. Incould
not lielp our darling If I left my wife she
was lost. I clung to the horse and clung to
my shrieking wife shrieking to God
to have' mercy for her ' child. In the
distance, upon tho bosom of tho surging
ilooii, I could sco our little one, her white
dress gleamiigin thesuli,being borne swiftly
away. A moment moro and I saw a man
plungu from the bank into the river. I saw
this much, and then an intervening point
of land shut out tho scene. The horse was
now rapidly Hearing tho shore, and ere long
my wifu and I were on dry laud, with tho
horse and wagon. As soon ns 1 was sure
.my wifu was safe I left her to caro ior the
horse while I posted oli'down the river bauk
in ipicst of tho sw immcr and the child.
"You may well understand that all this
tlinu I was frantic; I was a machine being
operated upon by a surging and agonizing
emoti'jn. How long or how far j wandered
I do not know, but at length I met a man,
wet and (hipping .with my darling in his
arms, my durling safe nud sound. Ho told
mo that he had caught the child within a
few iinls of the falls, and that in landing ho
had cleared the filial abyss by not more than
t.wo .turds. Ho was a young man, not moro
than handsome untUtulwuit. ilosaid he
had seen my wagon tip, and wns coining to
my iissistanco when he saw the child washed
away. 'I threw my life into the balance,
said ho witi a genial smile, 'and thank God!
both the lives wero saved! "
"IJ usked him hoiv I should over repay
him." He stopped me with nn imploring
"If you talk of more pay than I have al
ready rceeittd;', ho said, 'il you can rob mo
of the only solid reward 1 can claim, mercyl
if saving tho life of such a chirttb is not
enough of reward iu itself, then hard is the
heart that craves.' And, with moistened
eyes, ho told mu that he had a child of his
own at homo an only child of very nearly
the fame age.
"I asked if ho would tell mo his name.
With a smile, he answered that bis name
did not matter he was not sure that ho
had a name, I then uked htm if he knew
me. He muldul, and said he thought I
might be Mr, Lurington. When I told
him ho was correct lie immediately turned
away, 1 was too deeply moved to stop him,
nud when he hud disappeared I started tu
rejoin my wife with a dawning impression
thaUhcIman might bo slightly deranged, llut
my darling was safe her broad, tlcccy cloak
had flnali d out nud kept her hcud above
water and I went on my wny rejoicing,
resolved that tho preserver of my child
should not bo forgotten.
"I will not tell you ol the emotion of my
wife when she held her child onco moro iu
her nrms. Wo rcachedSliireton beforo night,
and found ipiarters nt n cmufortublo tavern.
"On tho fulluwitig 'day Lalan parfurllcRll
d upon mo nud wns about to spread his ev
idence for my iiisH'ctlou, when I Interrupt
ed him. 1 told him I could not accept lib
confidence uutll I had mado up my mind to
take his caso in hand. Something stcmrd
to whisper that there was danger uheiid, I
did not feci comfortable in that man's pres
ence. I felt as though he was trying to buy
me. The Court would tit in four days. I
told him I would give him n final answer In
two days from that.
"That evening I mndo a confidant of my
wife, and al;ed her what I should do, 'If
I take tlip ceo;,' I said, 'I am suro of
Stf.OO'). She bade mo do what was right.
'Clod Inn been very I tint tn Us.' slio said,
'Let tn loi(I to Ulm lor guidance.
Alter this I culled on lite clergyman of
the place, whose 4011 had been my classmate
iu college, and whom I had oucu before vis
ited, llo rccciyid mu hem lily, mid by and
by I asked him about William Acton. The
result of all in; told me summed up In his
closing sentence. .Saidhci
1 'I am suro William Actou was l'hilip
Acton's child iu fact I know it nnd 1
think tint father and mother were married,
lletsy dhd very soon alter herchihl was
born, and-wo know that l'hilip ulways treat
ed the liny us u legltimatu child ; and that
le loved him as such I c.iu uo&fidcutly af
"On the following morning, Hfter break
fast, as I sat by the window, iu the bar room
I nnv coming from thu siiecttlic man who
lad saved my child, llo was walking slow
ly along like one In trouble. I pointed him
out to my .host, and asked him whom ho
'That is William Actou. Perhaps you
hnvo licaid of tho trouble) ho is likely to
havo with Laban Sarfurt.'
"I said I had heard."
"I hope ho may enmo out nil right,'1 the
host added ; 'but, I am fearful. Ho has
got n hard nnd heartless customer to deal
"I shut my mouth and held my peace un
til Liban Sarfurt called for his final answer.
I said to him:
'Mr. Sarfurt I havo been considering nil
this time whether I could undertake tour
11 with u clear conscience whether I
should bo helping tlio sida of justice ard
right iu helping you, I concluded that I
could not do so beforo I had seen William
Acton, to know him by name. I now know
hiin for a man who nobly risked his own
life to save tho lite of my child. Vnr Unit
deed I will reward him if I can. I hate
not, as yet, accepted one (if your private dis
closure"; I have gained fr..m you nothing
which' you could wish to kt-ep from the pub
lic. I cannot take your case, but, I tell you
trankly, that if yon pio-ectite, I will defend
"I did not mind Sarfurt's wrath. He
raved and swore nnd Htatiiptd, iinti then ho
went off and engaged two lawyers from Her
kimer to take his case. I called upon Acton
and told him I would defend him, if lie
would accept my services, as I had accepted
his. He took my hand and thanked me.
"I have made a great many pleas iu my
life, but I think 1 never mado u belter one
than I made to that jury uu that occasion.
They were out not over five minutes, ,I(y
their verdict William Acton was the lawful
possessor of the estate his father hud left.
"From that day I never!. hesitated to re
fuse a caso to which I could not give my
heart. Such a stand on the part of a law
yer becomes known, aud the public feels it;
and what the 'public feels juries uro suro to
"Conterning William Acton, I will only
add that ho became my bosom friend, llo
always felt that he owed his title to his val
uable property to me; und to him I knew
that I was indebted lor the home that was
mine tor tliirty years. He'was very delicate
in tho gift of that piece of property. He
deeded it to my wife; The husband of my
oldest daughter is his oldest sou."
Hail 116 Fun in Him.
Ono ol" tho members of tho Methodist Con
ference, leceutly held licre, was out Tor a walk
at an early hour one morning, and while on
Howard street ho encountered a(strapptug big
fellow wtovas drawiug.a wagon to thu black
smith shop. , , p :
"Catch hold here and help 1110 down to the
shop with thi.s Wiigou. and I'll buy tho whis-.
ky !" cnle-l the big fellow.
"I notcr diink,'' t-olumiily replied the gooj
"'Wdlh you c:ln tako n eigitr.
"I never s'liioke.''
The man diopped the wnpnii-loiigue, looked
haul nt the member, mid asked;
"Nil, Sir,"' was tho decided reply.
'You 'must get mighty lonesbmc," Uluseel
tho teuniMor. ' "
"I ic.vi I'm all right I feel first'rati'.''
"I'll'hl't you even tint 1 cm hyyou'on
yout biitk,'" 'remarked the tcamstbr: "(Joine
now, let's' warm Up a little." '
"I never bet."
'Well, let's tako each other down for fun,
then. You aie as big as I tun, nnd I'll give
you the under hold.'1
"I never have fun," solemnly answered tho
"Well, I'm going to tackle you anyway.
The tuamstor slid up and endeavored to get
a neck hold, bur ho had only just oiiiiinencoil
tn fool tib iiit when ho was lilto l clear oil' tho
gras.i add slammed aij.iinst a tree box with
such force that ho g.ipetl half" a elozen times
before he1 could ;;et his breath,
".Vow you keep away from uu !" exclaimed
tho minister, picking up hiscauo.
"Ilu-t ,110, if I don't I" replied tlio team
ster, lis. h.o edged oil', "What's tho usu iu
lying an l.sayiiy t hat you didn't havo any fun
in you when you're chuck full of it 1 Illume
it I you wanted to bieak my back, didn't
Insults tn Iti'ligiuii.
We rpfctfully represent to tho political
parties that some euro may bo wisely shown
in llicselection of orators at the gnat meet
ings of the campaign. Wo claim tho right,
ns a religious journal, to cilticlso the moral
conduct of public men who como as public
teachers into our community. And while
wo will in no seuso cuter into the politics
of the time, wo would bo unfaithful to God
and man not to rebuke and denounce blas
phemy nnd vulgarity wherever it appears.
And iu this connection wo have to say that
the wilier, as tar as ho has convictions on
political subjects, is a republican, but is not
partisan enough to tolerate tho ribaldry of
Colonel Ingersoll, who took advantage of
his position bust week In Philadelphia, to
assail the faith of the best peoplo iu his par
ty and nation, Tho republican party can
not ullbrd (o havo tho moral and religious
seuso of the country outraged in tho interest
of atheism nnd vulgar inallgnltyf and get
no more than tho illogical vnporlngs of a
elcinngoguo in return, a-.
THE COLUMBIAN', VOL. X, N'O. 12
CULUMI1IA IIEMOC11AT, VOL, JCM.JW, 8
Tlio Call to Arms,
lion, Wm. McClrtilaiid, chairman of the
Democratic Stite Committee, has Issued tho
following address to tho people of Pennsylva
nia. Inn few days ho will nnnounco ap
pointments for meeting In every section
of the State, and n strong nrray of thcnblcst
orators will be called into tho field. Ohio
nnd Indinna being considered settled by
both sides for November, tho campaigners
from those States will bo thrown lu'o Penn
sylvania. General Tom Kwing nnd Gener
al Morgan, of Ohio, tho great lenders against
tho resumption hill ofl87G, will speak In
tho Western nnd Interior counties; Senator
Wallace, Governor Hendricks, Curtiu mil
Higlcr will commence In n few days, nud
spjak daily until the election, nnd the en
tiro force of party orators will be pressed in
to tho service. Tho report of tho commi.tce
is'that the Democrats nro thoroughly Inspirit
ed by tho favorablo results of the October
elections, nnd there wilt certainly he n des
perate contest for tho electoral vote of Penn
sylvania. The following is
IlAr.uiLBUlio, October 12, .1870. . J
7b the pcojile of I'crvuytvania :
Wo congratulate you on the victory won
by1 tho peoplo in tho great States of Ohio,
Indiana and West Virginia on Tuesday
Tho contest was one of desperate energy
nnd unscrupulous uso of power by our op
ponents. Wo havo carried the States of Indiana nnd
West Virginia by decided majorities, nnd
have substantially a victsry in Ohio, tho
home of the Presidential candidate of the
Itepublicmi party, for if it be saved to them
at all it is "as by fire."
All who have desired purity ofndminis
trillion arid loved coilitltiitioir.il government
have unite d with us iu this deHjietate sI nig
gle with ollloiul patronage, money and pow
The people have won.
Hate, money and fraud have been found
unable to cope with a sincere desire for He-
lorni anil Constitutional Government.
The prctigo of success is with "Tililen,
Hendricks aud Het'orin," We liuve beaten
the enemy upon it field ot their own choos
ing. Our lines aro unbroken ; their forces
are demoralized and retreating. "Forwurd"
is now the Word.
Pennsylvania is to bo won. Our fight is
to be art aggressive one. Tho township and
county organization will press the c mtest
in every locality with vigor and determina
tion.' Arouse the people. Attack the ene
my. Demand an answer for tho wrongs ol
the past and the ills of tlio present. An'aigti
them for business depression, for dishonest
government, for extravaganee iii administra
tion, for broken law nnd delayed reconstruc
tion. All old issues have passed nivay ;
there is nothing left of them to explain or
defend. Our opponents nre upon trial.
The issues of the canvass are sharply de
fined. The peoplo demand aud they will
have honest government aud nu end of
Grnfitism. Tliey demand and they will
havo reduction of taxation and decrease of
expenditure. They domnnd und they will
have a change, of financial policy, through
which a sound basis will bo reached by an
easier road than that of universal bankrupt
cy, which those iu power persist iu following.
They demaud and they will have an end of
hate! nnd a beginning of pence nnd unity.
We u-k the aid of nil who believe that the
hour for cluing" has come, The question
are those of country aud not of party, and
in the coming struggle in November we be
lieve that every patriot will be witn us in
the jinnl victory over the conupt practices
nud joftlciul power of an universally detested
Uy order ol the State committee,
Wjllum McClulland, Chairman.
Most people know that nmong the inven
thins of the past few years are wntering
troughs where engines of through trains take
water while running ut ordinary speed. As
may! hi'Mmaiiiiii'd, there' is coiiilera'uleconi
lioton beneath, -t train when the iron horse
fukcH ji drink, und henco Paddy' remark
given below can bo duly iippteeiated. At
llixler's run, two miles below' Lew istown
both tracks aro supplied with tlieso troughs,
,which nre we believe about 1-100 feet long,
An Irishman, says, ,the Uarrisburg 'atrial,
of stropping build, stealing his way east,
was 'riding on tho front end of tho baggage
car niext tho tender of the locomotive ot
Engineer Phil. Lowe's train. At llixler's
water, trough whero tho locomotive takes
watijr while nt full speedrthe train was run
uing very lively aud for over half a minute
a deluge (if water flooded the front platform
of the baggage car nnd almost drowned the
IrUhmnn. Tho night wns raw nud cold nnd
when quite n number ol tuo passengers
n'iglited at Patterson, where they stop five
minute for lunch, Johnny Hayes had a
roaring coal tiro at his hotel opposite the de
pot, While the passengers wero nt lunch lu
stepped tho Irishman dripping with water
and shivering from head Ui foot. Sidling up
to tho stovo nlnl taking in its genial warmth,
hp espied Engiuecr Lowe taking a cup of
coffee, and with much complacency inquir
cdof him, "How far back was it sure, where
tho car run through tho river?'1 Heforo
tho matter could bo explained, on account
of tho laughter of the pa?engers, the musical
voice of the conductor was henrd, "All
Hls Inhian Policy. "Are you In favor
of tho Indian peace policy?" Inquired n
philanthropic Chicago man of a long-haired
party from thu frontier tho oilier day.
"Favor of it?" echoed tho I'roiilieruian,
"wul, I shud say I wuz "
Ami then ho continued with flashing eyes
and raised fist :
"Favor of it, boss? why, ilum my scalp if
I wouldn I liko ter seer llm ere piece policy
carried out 'til thero wun't a piece of Injun
left blgger'n a six-pence I"
Tho philanthropist did not prolong the ar
gument. Veiiv I'uoiiABLK. The Scotch jtoacliing
angler suspends by straps tinder his outer gar
ments a capacious bag of course linen for con
cealing his salmon, while ho carries iu his
hand quite innocently a string of trout. Lord
Scropo once caught u poacher with a salmon
in his bag, and demanded bow got there.
Tho reply was, "Huw tbo boost got thero 1
diiina ken. Ho, must ha' loupcd iutil ma
pocket as 1 war wading." His clover uuiwer
to moused Iord Bohk) that ho let hiui go
scot-ftco. tkrWntr't MoiIM)fur (Mobtt
nnninrh ifwr.irMinp or iti en'ilTftlcnt In Room
rcll type) ono or two Insertions, I.W three mr
srACK 1M. SH. M. tH. It
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Two modes .m ts. o T.io .ikj IMJ
llircc ineiics. . .. " 'Z .
quarter column le.oo H.t c '
iTnir column iw is.wi .( 80.00 we
Ono columti .eo M.tio 40.00 o.w M.m
Yearly advertisement pnya'ilo quarterly. Tr
Blent ndvert Isemcnls must be paid for before insert
cxropl whero parlies have accounts.
lA-ifnl advert tsrments two dollars per Inch for three.
lnsertli.ni, and at that nito for uUdlUonai liiscttlie
wltbotil reference to icwim. ..... ,
linecutor's, Administrator's and Auditor s no!
three, ilnllni. ,
Transient or Local notices, twenty cents aUsv
regular advertisements half rates. J
cards in the "inisiness uireciury uumiuu, wmm
dollar per ) ear for each line.
An Eve to Economy-. A man entorci,
tlio Chicago Tribune office and left tho
lowing advertisement t
"I'crtonal.Tha advertiser desires to;
make tho ncqtiaititnnco of a lady' of rcflnor
lncnt and good looks, fivo foot four nnd oner
fourth inclic high, nnd weighing about or'
hundred nnd thirty-six pounds; bust meas-J
uro thirty-nino incho, waist mcasuro twenti-j
eight and three-fourth inches, sizo or ooof ,
threo and one-fourth, ditto ofglovo fivo anl
seven-eight., complexion pronounced bra-:
nctte, deep hazel eyos, with a view to matri
mony. Addrcs W., 1703, Tribune office."
"Seem to mo you'ro mighty particular
about tho size and kindofvtifo you want,"
observed the advertising clerk. "Well, pen
hap I am ; but you sco my wife died before
we had boon married long, nnd she hadn't be
gun to half wear out her clothes, and her fa-.
ther gavo her tin awtul sight of cm, n lk
seems to ino kinder liko flying in the face of
Providence when silk and tiling aro so dear
nnd tho country laboring in tho throes of
financial convulsion to take nnotlicr mate
and let tho moths break thtough and rust'aod
corrupt nil them duds. So I just want
wifo to match thorn things." ,
IIk Wanted Advice. An exemplary
minister of tlio Gospel, residing up town, via
busy at his sermon tho other evening, whon
caller came to disturb htm. It was a stranger,
and ho said his namo wasDolsockcr. Ho ex
tended his hand for a shake, sat down ai-if
in his own houc, and presently began : ?
"I called to see if you would give me a Ut
ile spiritual advice?" j
"Certainly I will, and bo glad to," was the
reply. '"Aro you a professor?"
"Then you aro thinking of turning youf
feet into good paths, I hope?"
"Well, perhaps," was tho hesitating reply.
"Don't you want to boa Christian?" askod
the good man.
"I will tell you how it is," ho said, after
quite a lengthy interval. "I'vo got a ticket
in a lottery, and I wanted to ask you if yot
thought it would stand any better chanco of
striking the big prize if I was sort o' goosl
than if I kept on being sort o' bad." j
The clergyman didn't labor with Mr. Del-
i-ockcr very long. Vrize Packet lYumptter.
Decorating a Dinner Table.
The gracelul decoration of a dinner ta
ble, though it may, iu the highest degree,
partake soincivbat of the character of an art,
in its simpler expression is within tho capa
bilities of any one. A bouquet'of choice
(lowers, a bunch of ferns, so readily nod
cheaply obtainable, when placed on the dlm-
ncr table enhance the pleasure of a meal.
A few sprigs of parsley arranged on a disk
is an ornamentation which gives additional
zest to food, lletween n lobster, even un
adorned, when served with care, and oat
slung on tho table, there is exactly the dif
ference which exists between the same aheli
Qjh seen on a gentleman's table, and the
crustacean when exposed for sale on the
fish-dealers slab. Even in such a trivial
thing as tho serving of food to tho gueti
something of a proper tasto and good breed
ing may bo made manifest. It is a treat tf
watch a deft cook serving a dinner. It U k
triumph of practical skill.
In one of tho small mining camps in the
Black Hills lay a big Cornishman stricken
with fever. His wife, being unskilled in rem
edies, bunted for a doctor, failing, however,
after a Jong und patient search, to discover,
anything better than a veterinary surgeon.
"What would you really do, Doctor," she
cried, "if your husband was delirious with fdj.
ver :" "Madam," said he, "I know no more
than you do. I can only cure horspa.
and other brutes." "Well, Doctor," she re
plied, "my husband's as strong as a bursa,
What would you do fur a horso? aud for hea
ven's sako tell mo quick." "Madam, fl
should open his moutli, pull his tongue out
on one side to prevent his biting mo, and gitii
him this fever powder, paper, string and all.
Blind with tears of gratitude, tho, poor womaa
paid fur tlio fevov powder and departed. His
tory says that tho man got well, but he lim
a hole in his tongue, und his wifo has only
three lingers on one hand.
Sambo's Idea or ItEronM. A Columlli
(South Carolina) correspondent, having read,
the anecdotes of Robert Smalls published In
the August number of tho Diawcr, senda
the following, not hitherto published :
Not ono iu a hundred of tho Sea Island
negroes, wlio form tho bulk of Mr. Small'
admirers, knows how to read. They voti
the ticket headed by their favorites, aud that
is nil they know about it. When Whippea
was running against Smalls, in 1872, hj
pretcuded to favor the relorm element of tho
Republican party. Smalls did not. Twe)
negroes wero discussing the rival candidate;
One said, "Is you goin' for Whipper dbi
"Well, I dunno. Dat Whipper say ho gi
in for reform. "ow relorm bin riinuln' ri
dis country ebcr since do wa', an he nobef
biu 'lected yet. Time he stop runuln',"-i
Editor's Drawer, iu Jfarper't Maja;hve Jv
On Heu Dionity. They wero fond of
cacli other, very, and had been engaged
Hut they quarreled, and wero too proud t
muko it up, Ho called a few days ago M
her father's house to seo tho old gciitlema
on business, of course, Sho answered hli
ring at thu dour bell. Said he: "Ah, Mini
, 1 believe, is your father within t" 1
"No, sir," she replied. "Pa is not In at
present. Did you wish to see him person
"Yes, Mil's-," was his blufT responso, feel
ing that she was yielding, "on very partlcut
lar personal business." And ho proudly
turned to go away. "1 beg your pardon,"
she called after him us he struck tho lower
step, "but who shall I say called?" He
never smiled again.
"Dat's Uiu, "A rather elderly durkey froni
tho Post Oaks ttos inquiring of u policcmaa'
if ho knew auythlugof his son Pete,
Tho policeman replied there was a young
darkey In the lockup, that had a mouth
liko n stable door, und a pleco bit out of one
of his ears, thut was locked up lor breaking
up u piayer meeting with an axe handle.
"Dai's him," txcluimeel tho overjoyed par
ent, "hit told me he wiis gwlne to 'muse bnt
self," and the vuUreinun conducted the par
ent tn the market bow, where 1 eta was
covcriug from UU uiuuuieut-.