The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, December 14, 1877, Image 1
Unto oi QAvtviMm. THE COLUMBIAN, OLCMBIAHKMOOBAT, STAIl OF TUB NORTH AND COLBM BIANOOSaOI.IDlTI!!).) Issued weekly, ovcry Friday morning, at IIUIOVlSIIUIlll, (lUlAI.XIIHA COUNT?, l'A. two not-LAiu nor year, p.xyniv In advance, or lurlntf the rear. After the cspiratlonof. lliojcnr tjTi will lio dureed, To mtlmcrllipp out or I he .null' the terms iiu- i per year, .11 Icily In advance -i Ji II not p ilil In ndvatn'c and Is.uii It payment to l"'iayi'il Iw nnd the year. .... so 11 uvr dlsi-,mtlnii"il, except at the option of tlio n I'liiwii-rs, until all iitreiiriiircs nn puld, but long mttnir-d iredlts ificf tin' t'.xpliutloii ot the Una w-.ir -.-111 not D" Klvcn U pipers sent out of thi'Mtttlt' or tn distant post nmecs must ho puld lor In advance, tinlvns n respon sible person In Columbia county assumes to pay tlio subscription duo on demand. pos l'A(l B Is no longer exacted from subscribers In tlio county. TIB l?TTJSTTI3STO-. , , hi . I (liitinon tht rou'MRUN tty i upvt" mil-tur.l iM'iluttnK will t'otuptiro Ttuora T1i s ti i tn it i.f tin hxvfCf cities. All work tlotieon il 1 1 1 1 , nt'iit i iitnl ut mu.ler.ite prices. spin. IM. Hit. Bit. CM. IX! One Inch lino H- tJ.eo tJoo Two inches s.oo .o s.oo 8.00 rt.po Three incnes..., .... 4.10 .w i.u v" r Four Inches B.oo T.00 o.oo la.p-i tono ouarter column .oo b.oo 10.00 ls.oo 15.00 llair column lo.on la.eo lt.no t5.oo M.00 One column.. ......so.00 ttjio so.00 kmm iw.uo Yearly advertisements payable quarterly. Tran sient advertisement must be paid for bcforelnserwa except where parties have accounts. liCiral advertlscmenU two doUarspor Inch f ortlireo Insertions, and at that rate tor additional Insertion without reference to length. Bxecutor's, Administrator's and Auditor's notte three dollars. Must bo paid for when inserted. ITanstentor Local notices, twenty cents allno, regular advertisements hall rates. Cards In the "Ilualncis Directory" column, one dollar per j car for each lino. i tSl?' E4tteaadP?tlrten. BLOOMSBUHG, PA., FRIDAY , DECEMBER 14. 1877. THE COLUM11IAN. VOL. XI, NO. 48 QOI.l7MllIAl)EMOCllAt,VOT,.XLll, NO. M Columbia County Official Oirertoiy. resident. lu lif'i William Ulvvell, s'ii'lali' Jinlifcs-1. K Krlckb-iiiiu, P l "human. ion iNir . -ti. Frstik Jlarr. n't i 1 '.' i mt s .v.iiier ' 1 ' i t ill- lIU,ns,ill mi !. Ml ini.' -lohti M. I'lnrk lierllfloliti vv. Hoffman. iivi ur-lsiilo Hewitt. iT'is-irer-tir II. vv. Melleynnhls. 'j ...nisslitwrs lohn lli'roer, S, XV. xtcllrnry, 1 .--..oil sui Is. 1 n ilssi mers 1 lork Willi im Kilckbaum, 1 ' im Mi i .nn 1. 0 n"'. w 11. ttrown. it h 1 . " . ilurph . ti.- '0 n.nlssl men laouu II. I'M., Wti 1 l.itu II. T ' 1 . ml -lun Tlntcii lent -XVMInm II. tnyiler. pn.ii'oir iilstrl't .Hlreclors -II. But, Sco't, V--. .r.uner. Itlooinsburg unit Tliumn Iteeee, . , 1 socre.tarv. -'1 nsbii'g Official Directory IT-' I "it "f 1 vn Council D.'LOWfnlnTg. 1 lerk W lbt I'll t it ' 'tl v -t. ' ''' (ward it -1 1 1 1 "f im '0111 , my-i. tinorr " rr.'t ir . V 'Itllur I .. 1. 11 tuiidiu 1'iii'ian -lolin . Kuns'on, I I II . 1. II. .I'll , I'llftlll'T. t'li , Ion 11 i.ink -Charles It IM on. rcsl'lont . t ' Htl'l 1 ISllll'V. . iniila '01111 'lu ual "avlng fund anil Loon i.'l 1 Ion II. II. f .It le. I'reslilen , (!. XV, xilller, ri't ir . tl nl i ir--i nitlillmr. indexing Knnil Xssoel.nloii . V 0. .n'.ie,., i'ri'slil'iit,-l 11. Holilm,si.erear. II . 0 i'ir4 M t ual Hivlnsi Killul Xswn'la Ion .t. Ini. 0 I'l'il.len . c. 11. It.irkloi , Si'i're'nry llfltrll DIItKiTnlJY nU'Tl"T 01ICKCI! . .1. 1', I'm In, (supply.) hi lay scrxtci'H-1 14.1 m and s p. in. -.Uinta School I) a. in. r.ni-r Xloioln? -Hierv Xilni'l 1 i-xenlngal n "! nv.. Hi., piiiiiie an. tnxl ed 'o a tend. "T. l(TTHKW'rt l.t TltKltAN cnl'ltCIt v'lnHter llev. . I. ic('ron. (Hid iv Services iiii a. in. and iixj p. m. suinlay school 11a. tn. , M ti I'r.i.er.Xleo liiij-Dxery Wednesday evening at iX elnek. seats free. No pews rem ed. All are welcome. niksnvTKiiiANciintcii. Minister Ilex-, stuarl Ml'".hell. Sunday Services- lo a. in. and s p. m. sundav school 11 n. 111. Prayer Moo ln-Kxery Wednesday exenlng a' r.M seas'freo. No pews rented, strangers welcome. METIIOMST KI'ISCOrAI. ClICHCll. Presiding Klder llcv. N. s. lliicklmiham. XUnlsier liev. M. L. smjser. uml iv Serxlces l'lfc and 0)4 p. in. siiud.i school p. m. , , , , lilblo cl.iss-i:ver Monibvevenlngni i! neloiR. Voung Meu'H cr Mce lug-Uxcr Iueailaj .cntng a' ovtf o'clock. (iener.il 1'rajer Meetlng-Kvery Thursday exenlng T o'clock. IIKrOKMEII cnt'iicn. Corner of Third and Iron streets. iMstnr llcv. tl. P. tiurley. it"sl l"nee c-mtral Hotel. Sunday crvlCL 10" a. in. and 7 p. m. suiidav school ti a. in. I'raver Mci tlii'i Saturday, T p. in. All iirn lnx Itcd There Is aln ays room. ST. l-AI't.'S ClICHCll. 'I ctor-Hev I,. Knhner. simil v hervlees 1 a. in., "y, p. in. saintly Sellout y a. in. Klrt hi11vl.1v In the month, Holy Communion. Senli'cs preparatory to Communion on Mlday nenlngbelorotho t,t .Sunday In each month. Pews rented ; but oxerj body w elcome. EVANOEUCU.CllLltCH. rrcsl.llnir Klilcr-ltev. A. I.. Heeler. .xilnl'ter I'.ev. .1. A. Irxine. Sunday senlco 3 ji. In tho Iron Street Chuich, l'ra or Meet lug-livery hatilulh at a p. in. AH nro United. Aliaio Heicoine. THE Cllt'UCIl OF CIIIII3T. Meets In "the llttlo llrick Chureli on the hill," known as tho Welsh Ilaptlst Church-on Hock street 1 TlcgulaMneotlng for worship, every Lord's day. af ternoon at sjtf o'clock. scats rrco ; and tho public aro cordially Invited to attend, jiLOOMSIiUItO DUIKCTOUY. rinmnt. niJDl'.US. lilnnk. iii"t printed nnd nenttv lKiuu.l In small books, on hand and or sale at tho Columbian onice. 1")LANK l)i:KI)S, on l'archniiiit nnil Linen ') Paper, common and for Aduilnln rutors, Hxecu lors and trustees, tor balo cheap at the Coliimuian onicc. ATAltltlACiH CKIITI l'lCATKfe.ju.t prinleil 111 and for snlo at 1110 coi.uMiiMN uiiiec. .Minis ters lit the (lospol and Justices should supply them selves with theso necessary articles. TUSTIOKSiiml t'on-italiles' I'Ve-Hills for sale l atthoCoiXMiiiAN onice. They contain the cor ri'cted fees as established by t ho last Act of t he Leg. sl.uuroupon the subject. Every Justice and (.011, uablo should have one. "VrKN'DUE NOTKH just prinleil anil for sale X) cheap at tho coi.i'miiian onice. CLOCKS, WATCllKS, 40. c. I' SAV (JU. Dealer in Clocks, Walelics and Jewelry, Main St., Just below tho Cent ral i'KOKUSSIONAL CAUDS. (i, I1A11KI.KY, Altornev-nt-I.aw. OHiee , In llrov, i-r's building, 2101 suiry, 1.00ms s .v ) It. U'.M. M. KKllKIt, Surgeon ami l'liysi elan, onice S. E. corner Hock and.Marke Y U. I'.VANS. M. I).. Sill L'eon and Plivsi ) . clan, (onico nnd Itcsidenco on Third tlicet, ,'un,er Jelleison. T It. Mi-KKLVY. I).. Siirccon ami l'liy J . slclan, north side Muln btrcct, below Market, 1!. KOIUSOX, Altornevat-I.aw. In llartman's building, Main btrcct. Ollice E. ItOSKXSTOCK, 1'liotograplier, over Clark S xvolf'sbtoie, .xiaiu succi. .MISCELLANEOUS. D AVID LOWnXllKKG. Merchant 'lailor Main Bt above Central Hotel. I S. KUHN, dealer in Meat, Tallow, etc, , Centin Btrcct, letrcnhccondaudThiia. CATAW1SSA. W w M. II. ABBOTT, Attornoy-at-Law, Main street. M. L. EYERLY, TTOItNEY.AT-LAV, Catawlssa, I'a. 1 oliecllona promptly made nnd remitted, onice onpnsiiB Catawlssa licposlt Hank. cm-as ra. 1. Kll'B. jko. e. H vmiku. " cms. n. inwAuns. WJI. R. IIACiENllUCH, vnrll litlllll. I I'JIIlI I Sd. rlN, (Suditsorb 10 HciKdict Horse K tous, 9!3 Maiket btueC Importers and dealt rs In CHINA, OLATS AND QUEENSWARE, 623 Maitit Miett, riilladelplda. CoiiHnnilj en lionu' iitliiulaMiAiKiiiidl'ackagcs luno w, H-ly . GOLD.? c rcat ( lianeo 1 0 tan kc money. If you (an gel gold on can gin green- tinrlTH. XV o need a l-t rsoll everv- wln rij to lake subscriptions Id the largest, cheapest and nest Iiiustra.eu ianuiy puoucuuuu m 1110 u, iu. Any one can become u suotesHul agent. 'Iliu most elegant works ot ait glun fKolonibscrbirs. '1 110 prlco Is so low that almost cvtrliody subscribes, onoageut reporU making ovirJ-MUna week. A lady agent leports taking uxer 4iw suliscribera In ten dajs. All who engage make money fust. Xoucan He vote all jour time to the t usliicss, or only ) our spare time. You mod not bo away uom borne over night X. oil in 11 do It as vu-b aHOtheis. l'ullparllc ulurc. dirt (Hons undleilis Inc. Hcunnl andei penslvo ciuillt ine. II sou wind i ioiliblo work send lis 1111r uridrt-ss ut Olico It totts rothluir to try the business. No ono who engages falls to make Address -me- j iuj 10 b .journal, 1 oit aug, 10ll-ly Hind, Mulne. A INNVRKillT & CO., WHOLESALE (iltOCKKb N, K. Corner tvoeond and Arch stretts, ritlLlDtLPUIA, Healers in I'KAS. KYHUI'S, COI'FKE, Hl'HAK, MOLAHSKt S1CI, SPICES, BICAKII soda, ic, 0 1 ir- vrders will reclvo promrt atlontlon. 13 1 1IARTMAN llEIBlSENW IIIK JOUdWINU AMJ'RICAN INSURANCE COMl'ANIESi Ljcrmlngol Wuney reiinsjUnnla. orlliAlucrlcun of VhUudifphla, I'a , ranklln, of " " HeiiiisjUanlaof mrmersof lorK. ra. llhiioxerof New ork. lil&iilml'anol " ono- in -iUt tlKdo. C, 11C(U.IIVIS,J'. xt, $,"- IIUSI.N'KfcS CAltDS. rlt..l.C. ItDTTi:!!, MIYSlClANAKUlinEON, iimee. North Market slrr'it, Hloomsburg, I'a. Xlar.lH.H- Y i ouvis, ATT01INUY.AT.I.AXV. onticE-llnom No. t, "Coluniblan" llulldlng. sept, is.ists. gA.MUKI, KNOIII!. A T l' U II IN i; Y-. T-l. A W, iii.ooxismntd, pa. (mice llartman's mock, comer llaln and Market I reels V. I'. IINK, 1.. E. WAIIER. I'll X K WALL Kit, Attn licys-at'l .nv, III.OOMSIIUltll.rA. oniep In Cott'MntAN lint dimi. Jan. 10, ',"-ly I L. UAI1I1, IMtACTIfAL Dr.XTI&T, 1iin stiei t, opposite f-'plseopal Church, niooms. or . Pn. 2V 't'ci-th ettrncted without pain, iingiu, 'TT-ly. J.)lilH'KxVAY .x; ni.Wr.I.L, A T TO 11 X K Y S-A T-L A W, Coi.i'Mnus lien iuo, Hloomsburg, l'a. xiembnr.s of the I'ldted states Law Association, illi ctlons made lu anv part of America 01 Europe i p. ,1- v..i. r.ncK'Ai.i:v. j. . ... A 1 lUUrxljlO-A l-L-AM , IJlooniRbarp, Ta. ompcon Main street, llrsttlonr below CourtllouHe V. t .1, M. CIjAHK. .vi iuii.i.in..i.i..v Hloomsburg, l'a. or.lco In Ent s llulldlng. 7? p. i!U.i.mi:yki:, 1: . ATIOHNEY AT LAW. office Adjoining c. It. A' XV. J. lluckalcw. Hloomsburg. I'a. f. 11. tmt.E. uoii'T. 11. i.irri.E. E.1 II. .Si li :. it. i.itti.i:, ATT01.N r. YS- AT-I.A W, Hloomsburg, I'a. f"I'.U"lress before tho t S. l'alenl onlec attended (Ulieo lu thu Columbian llulldlng. 3s H KI1VKY i:. SMITH, ATT011XKY-AT-LAW, oniCO 111 A. .1. EVAN'S NEW lll'II IUMI, Itl.lnMSIIt'ltd. I'A. Member of Comnurcl.il Law and Hank Collection s- soclallon. Oct II, ',. yiLLIAM 11UYSOX, AITOUNKY-AT-LAW, Centralia, I'a. "ill. "smith, A TT 0 1 1 X K Y- A T- L A x V . omco ln"i;sT Hiiuumi." Hloomsburg, Pa., near court House. aug. 10,',.-lf MILLER, ATTOltNLY-AT-LAXX onice In Hrovvcr's building, second floor, room So. Hloomsburg, Pa. MISCELLANEOUS. HOW EL L, u onico in llartman's Hlock, second floor, Main and .Market streets, KLOOMSHUl'.O , I'A. May 2i!-ly. Q M. DRINKER, GUN and LOCKSMITH. sewing .viacniucs anu .vwicuioeij ui ui. iwnua im paired. Oi-Eiii Iloi'sEHulldlng, Hloomsburg, Pa. :ci;tors' notice. faTitf fiiviii'Ait imunnv- mrEASKit. Letters 'Utanieiitiiry tin tho esuui' uf Jacob i',,t..i.ii t.itt nr 1 'cni re tdwrishtn. Culinnhla Co. IV . tleceitM'.l, h.o been nr uted by tbu ltef,-lster of. unil r. K. !ioinlnj, ti whom all jtersons luncuu'U tn iiniiv.it ti tn tnnkp iiiiMiiotit. und tliOM1 hnMhir el.ilms (ir tieiuaiiUs ajjalnst thuhnfd eatalo wlllinajve them Known lo the fcaiu eecuiora wiuiuul ue hli j:i)WAltn HA11TMAN, 1. K. liOMltOV, Executors. no, 2 AILLIAM Y. KKSTKK, MJ2KCJI-IANT TAILOR t'otneror Main anil West f-lrects lliree doors below J. K. i:tr saioie, jiiotlbuurtf, ru. All orders promptly attended to and satisfaction April 'i;-tr I7HKAS UKOWN'S INSUiiANCK AOKN- OY, Exchange Hotel, lUoomsburg, I'a, CaDltal. .Ltna, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut Liverpool, London and (ilobe Htijjlo! Llverpoul Lniicaiislilni 1-Tro Association, l'hlladelphla Alias of Hartford l-'armers Mutual ot Danville Danville Mutual Home, New X'ork Commercial Union . 0,&lM),(rOO . 13 .SiMl.iNKi , . S(100,(f0 fW 0,000 1, 00,01 "0 TB.O'JO ,., 17,0d0,WK) jl7S,95S,eeo March 20,'77-y Oraugoville Academy. P.SV.C. K, CANPIELD.A. M.,PrinciFal. 1 1 j ou want to palronUo a I'lRsT CLAt-S SCHOOL, XVIIUlli: HOAIll) AM Tl'lTlON AltE LOW, glvo usa trial. Next term begins MONDAY, JANUARY 'Jl. I&7S. l'or Infoi raatlon or catalog apply to TUB l'lHNCII'AL. July 87, 77-ly oiungeville, i'a. Jl'lRETRAXrORTATIOXljOr oi-'i-'ici: ok tiii: piinsiDDNT, UHTdlllAKII STHKKT, I'll 1 l.Ain 1 111 1 a, Oiiober lsth, 177. Notice Is hereby glun Uiat tho Lmplro Transpor. mtln.i I . r,x luis eenseil fu i ransuct business, ui d bus enn red on a liquidation of Its affairs pre paratory to ltsuissoiuiiou as a 1 oiisjiuuuu. 1 jom. 1), 1'ori M'rcsldcnt, I lie Hmplro Line, formerly ow ned and operated by .1... k'liimri, Transoortutlon Comnuuv. will contlnuu to bo 0t. rated as heretofoie, but for account ot Its ncwouc. . pJFIum nov. 10, '77-lm (( n. Managtr Kmpiro Line, RlTlrill AMERICA ASSURANCE CO, NATIONAL VIHK INKVHANCE COMPANY. Ti,., assets of these old corporations are all tn- vcbtedlu Mil.ll) MXTlllTlfcs. andure liable to Ihe liniaru 01 rire ouiy. ... , , ., ,iiirnfi, lines on l in Lest risks aro alcne accepted. Losses 1-noiiiTi vund uostsTtv adjusted and paid as sot 11 as ditcnnlncd by Christian I'. Ksri-, spe cial Ag( hi and Adjuster, ll'oomsburg, l'cnu'a. 'i I,., pit i7.,,,u 1 if coluiiit.la count v should natronl70 tlieug(hc w hero Tosses, If any, aio adjusted and paid uy ono 01 tucirowu caucus. uov. i, it-, $7775; is not easily earned In these times but It no made in turco mounts uy uuyouu nil, r st-A. in anv nan of thu country w ho Is vv hung to - to work steadily at Iho cmplojment that we furnish, tcorsr vvctuiu jour onu iunu. von need not bo away Iromhouio overnight, ou can i-ne vour bolo time to Iho work, or only jour snaru moments. It costs noUilnglo try the bush i'csh. Terms nnd loutnt Irte. AddrtM at once, II. iiaixit x Co., rortloud, Maine. Ken. id '1J lr. BUBINESH CARDS, VIBITINOOAKUS, LETTElt HEADS, OJlLLUKADS, OBTKKB, tC, tC Neatly 'Jxply prink-d at thcCoi.pw BIA imr B LAM. M" y il.ou.A.iuiuoj ior laue ad xoo iau.uuiaji vuux. She Hols Well, snr-rn I'OI.ANtl, ME.. Oct., II, 1(7. Mil. II. It. KTKVENg! tienrstr. 1 have been flek two years xilth Ihn liver complaint, and during that limit have taken a great many dllleri nt medicines but nono of them did me any good. I was restless nights and had no npp( tlte. Mnco taking thn Vegetlnn I rest well and relish my food. Can recommend iho X'cgettuo for what 11 has uono ior me Yours respectfully. .Mils, . Al.llKHT 11ICKE1!. 'Mtiiess of the nbove. MRS. (IEOHI1E M. VAtllllVN, Miuioru, vinss, VEOETIND 1 housonds will bear tostlmony niiidiloltxolunta- tllj) that egitlno Is the best medical compound et piaceu neiore ine puoiu- ior rciiimiiini; miti ouiu.i ,11c tlio bliMiil. eradicating all humors. Imnurttles or jiolsi nous secretions from the sjstem, Invigorating and strengthening the sjstem, debilitated by ills ease; In fart, It Is, as many halo called It, "ihe orent Health liestorcr." ti SAI'K AND Ht'IlE. .Mil. II II. STEVENS !- In ist'2 your X'egettne was teeommended tome, nmrvlclillng to the persuasions of a mend I consent ed to try It. At the time I was sum-ring from gen- 1 ml ileliltltv nn.l nr nous nrostratloll. Funerllldtli I'll by overvvofk and Hregiil.ir habits. Its woiidi-rrut strengthening and curative propi.rtlcs seemed to nf- n-ci lav ULianinieu sjsiein iroin ine ursi nose, nun utiilcr tfs nerslsient use 1 rapidly recovered, gaining moie than usual health and good fei ling, since then I have not hesitated 10 give X'ogetloc my most umiualllled Indorsement as being a safe, sure and uweriui ngeni 111 proiuoiing ui-unu ,iuu h--m,hihk he wast ed system to new life and enerirv. Vecot Pu is the only medicine 1 use, and as long as I live I never expect to tlnd a better. Yours trulv, VV . II. V.,i.llW. ISO Monterey street, Allcghcii) , l'.i. following letter in W. Mansfield, formerlj pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, Iljile Park, and at present settled In Lowell, must convince every one who reads his Idler of tho won. derfnl eiirallve ipialllles ot X'egetlno as a thorough deanser and purlin r of Ihe Mood : IIviie Pake, Mass., 1'cb. 15, ls:r,, Mr. h it. stfvfns: Dear Mr Aboia ten voars ago my health failed through thu depleting onvctsof il)si-psla. Nearly a ear later I was attacked bj Ivphold lexer In lu worst form, It settled In my back nnd took the form of a large deetssealed abscess, which was llfieen months In gathering. I had two surgical operations by tho best skill In the stale, hut received no perma nent cure. 1 suffered great pain at times, and was constant ty vv enkened by a profuse discharge. I also lost small pieces or bono at different times. xiatters ran on thus ntwi'it seven 3 ears, till May, 1ST4, when a rrlrinl recommended me to 1:0 to jour olllcennd talk wliluou of the Irtuo ot vegetlne. Hv what I saw and heard I gained some contldenco In Vegetlne. I r-inmiii-noet! taklnir it soon after, but felt worse from Its ellects ; still I persevered nnd soon felt It wasbetieiltMnir mo in other respects. Yet I did not see tin, results I desired tilt I had taken It faithfully for lillle more than a jear, when the diiiieulty In the back was 1 tired, and for nine months I have rxiimcfi ti,,. n,--t f in niin I have m mst ttme gained twenty-nve pounds of nosh, being iu av Icr than ever bclore In mj life, and 1 w is never mere ablo to perforin tabor than now. During Ihe pel lew wceKsl had a scrotuloiis swell ing u.s lar.-e us 11 nt gather on nnother part 01 my binli. I to ik Voir, tli.e lalthfiillv. and It removed It level with ti e sunaee Hi a month. I think I should liuve tieen cert il of nr main trouble sooner If lhul laken 1.11x1 r doses, alter navini become accusiomcu 10 lis ent-ei .... I et. vour 1 Hlrons troubled Willi seroiui.l or Kiuney dl-eii-e mid, r t.ind that It tiles time to cure ehrnii- lo dlsi ,ies, ,niit thevwlll pa'lently take vegetlne It wii, in ln juuglneni. cure uieui. XXlth grei.i ob.io'atloi.i 1 am, ou,svcrj iniiv. . ii...,rii.i.n, Pastor of tl.o MLthoJist E. church Is Prepared by I f. K. STEVENH. Jorston, egotino is sold by nil Druggists. dec Thomas li. IUktman. Al IILHT IlAKTMAN, HARTMAW BEOS., DEALnUS IN TEAS, CANNED FKUIT, CIOAIIS, TOBACCO. Exvurr, CONFECTIONERY. piccsTcf all kinds, Glass & Que.nswara FINE GROCERIES, Foreign and Domestic Fruits, AND GENERAL LINE OF Family Provisions ipiss -moil sum, m't'r.KT ::c.(ick, (111 door bdow .Market street, lilocmsburg, ra. trr (;oods dellvcud to all parts or tho town rll 7, "77-tf HIGHEST AWARDS ! Crrtf nintul l.xlilimimi. ,J. .REYNOLDS & SON, NORTHWEST CORNER TiilrtcL'iitli and I'llliirt Six. PHILADELPHIA, JIASCKACTCKEIIS 01' PATENTED WniliUron Air-Tigjit Heaters Willi Miiililittz iintl CUiiUiT-tiriiiilliitf ruti' fur II u ruin u mlirurlir nr iiiiuiuir on i uui CENTENNIAL WUOUGHT-IltOIV IIEATEKS. FOR IIITL'MINOUS COAL, Keystone WROUGHT-IRON HEATERS, Cooking- Ranges, Low-down Orates, &c, SiC Iiescrlj tlvo circulars sent ruts to any address. EXAMINE 11EF0RE SELECTING, Aim V7, T7-1J ! READ THIS No continued or Sensational stories In THE People's jjcdg cr Elclit larirel'atrei lenns ttt-mllni' Me I k cnininns ot Choice !lt lscella il alter every VKek.totritlKTWltli so- lections from tlio pens of sueli w rllerB as Nabbv.iili- VIK OlTIC, SVI VAM Sl'OBH, Jll., MISS liil lSK AI.C0TT, XX II i. ( Aiams, J. t. Tko liuil'iii, make twain, uui H4 1 AltV Itni.MKS. Youthi'. Jlumoroui, teiculijie, Fathion, IhmtlttpliKj, ami AVu's Drjutrtmentt torn- pule. COVII'tETE, l'l-HE, KENSIHIE. FASCINATISII KTORIKS each week. 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This place, known ns l'ycott Hall, xvas irmerly the seat of a family of that uanio, who rose into favor in the time of Henry the Cighth, John Pycott having been a tanner f Middlesex, who did good service for the King in some way by aiding him to get rid f one of bis wives. In Mary's relga the vcotts had to ileo into Lincolnshire, and find safety thcro among tho fens aud mor- asses ; but soon after Elizabeth's accession to tlio thronn the family came again into notice and Richard Pycott, the son ot John, was enriched with aline estate in Iicestershirc. Then it was that l'ycott Hall was erected, and it long had tho reputation of being one of the most elegantly adorned mansions of the midland counties. Tho daimhtors nf il, lionso wedded with some of the wealthiest nnd best known fumi. lea In England, but the Pycotts lost caste l,v lll.ilil.ir their fortunes with Cromwell luring tlio great revolutionary strugge. On tlm re-dnratinn of Charles the Second the 'uinily was sxllnwcil to retain its lands, but it had become considerably impoverished, anil never recovered the I112I1 position it occupied during the first century ofitsex- itetico. l'hc head of tho family ranked ninong the country irentrv. and tlio votini-er members mnrrierl in their own station and became n-ivnl and military officers, and gentlemen fanners, When Georgo the Third ascended the throne in 1700, John Pycott xx-as the posses sor of the estates. He had been in tho nax-y but retired before he passed tho grade of Lieutenant, and settled down as plain coun- try Squire. Ho married a Miss llratintone by whom he had a numerous family, all of whom died in infancy except one son and laughterthe son being named George and tho daughter Ann. Ann xvas courted by one Silcby.xvhoso father had amassed a consider- able fortune as a vintner, and purchased an estate a few miles from Hinckley, known as the Red Gates. Young Sileby, his only child came into possession at the age of txventy- one, and soon nlterward made tho acquaint- anco of tho Tycotts. A friendship sprung up between Georgo Pycott and Sileby, nnd through that Sileby xvas attracted to the Hall and became enamored of Ann, xvho was x-ery lovely. In the Spring of 1701 the two young men went to London together, George returned within a month, but Sileby remained, under pretense that some business matters required his attention. George, how cx-er communicated to his father the secret of his own quick return and of his companion's remaining behind. Sileby had been brought up chiefly in the metropolis, and had many acquaintances there. These, Georgo soon discovered, xvere not of u very rcputablo kind, consisting of fut young men, gamblers aud frco lancers, who would not hesitate to take a man s pocket-book if they had a chance. -More- over, bileuy had lemale acquaintances ol no .,1,1 .lu-o mr (IF llinun II nrirn I f !,,. .!,. 1. I, IU!.I .,1 (..,,,1 ' t " n , iub ........i: wimcu """il ,!,, 1, ,., V .,.1.1! 1.ll. "ion standing on the ouUklrts of the the nalh to tho main road, he found l.lmTT . . . J ... tii i . i i. i i ..n. on, r . .. , tno muriiered man. no had been lienru to own is one of the best known. It is built sc f sudden v confronted with two mounted . .. ... hi reu unci., in tno l'.iizaueiuian siyie, nun men. Une ot them seized his bridle rein, ,,, , ,,, consideriiiLMlio time that has elapsed since and tho -Snnlrr, In.tmitlv drew 1,U .wnr.l 0eorB 1yc?tt8 th.e07 .wnV ?at thU doubtlul character, and on theso he spent jt was thought unlikely that they would at his money freely. It was a discovery of tempt to cross, and thereforo the pursuers theso facts xvhich induced Georgo to hasten home, for ho was n young man of good priu- ciples.nnd xvas, moreox-er in lox-e with a very beautiful girl, whom ho expected shortly to wed. When the elder Pycott learned how Sileby was occupied in London, ho spoke to his daughter on the snhject, and she at once reed with him that her lover xvas not the kind of man xvho xvns calculated to make a desirable husband. Consequently, on recelv- ing Sileby's first letter irom Loudon, sho gave him to understand that she knew the course ho xvas pursuing.and that she desired no further communication with him. Months passed.'and Sileby still remained in town. Presently it was reported and cor- rectly turned out that ho had executed a mortgage for a large sum on his estate, and had actually sold all the timber upon it. After an abseuce of nine months he rjturned to Red Gates, but l'ycott saw nothing ot him for a long time. Early in 17C2 'Squire Pycott met Sileby on the stairs leading to tho Grand Jury room n Leicester. Neither spoke or made any siuii of recognition. Silcby stood and blocked tho passage, and tho Njuiro en deavorcd to move him t one side xvith his and. Sileby drew his sword, whereupon the 'Squire stepped hack to tho landing, iileby passed the Squire leisurely and with an oll'eiisivo air, and the 'Squire said : "You xvill hear from me again, sir." A duel xvns arranged and tho 'Squiro dis. armed his antagonist. Pointing his sword to Sileby's heart, ho said : Dog, if your life was xxorth anything, I xvould not hesitate." Another lonir interval nassed without Sile- bv'a comimr across anv of the Pycotts. but they had heard often of his doings, aud knew that it would be but a briefspace be- fore his career of riot and perhaps crimo xvas cuded. Oue day In the autumn of 1702 'Squire Pycott received a messago from a Dr. Grayton. a physician whose character was bad, and xvho was a pet companion of Sileby, that tho latter was dying, and de- sired to make peace with the 'squiro beforo lie passed away. The 'Squiro was a gener- ous, warm-hearted man, aud his kindly na- ture responded once to the request. Ashe was starting for tho Red Gates, Ann Pycott Baid ; "Father it is lo be feared that tho itufor tunato man has no Illble or good book near him Jn his illtifss. Cairy this prayer-book aud leave it xvith him.and bid him read and act upon it." 'Squire Pycott put the book In the left In side nocket of his ridluc-coat and departed, Ou reaching Sileby's house he was met by Dr. Orayton. at whose suggestion he uu. buckled his sxxord and left it lu the hall.lest .t .) W.flA.I 1.1 1 t a iueBiKnioiiiuouiuRwoEeuuunietuu.utre collections. Tho 'Snuiro found Silcby in a darkened toom on n ctirtnlncd bed, with mcdlclno bot tles arranged nround. On a small table near tlio bed lay n prayer-book and Illble, as though handy for tho sick man. Sileby ex pressed regret forhisconductjixndthe'SquIro softened off things, nnd at n lato hour de parted for home, taking a bridle path xvhich led down threo or four fields to tho main road, which, though It ran close to SilebyV house, curved around it almost in the shape of tho IctterS. As the 'Squire rode nlong tho path ho heard tho Bound of horses' hoofs on tho road, but they apparently soon passed To his surprise, however, ho found that the hlade xvas broken oil" within six inches of the handle, lleforo ho could recover from his amazement tho other horseman niado n thrust at his breast with his sword, which came in contact with the prayer-book that xvas still In his pocket, as ho had found Sll eby already supplied xvitu one. His assai- lilnt weapon xvas broken xvitu tho lorce 01 t"o Wow, and he lell iorward against the squire. 1110 'fcquiro s horso started, and "o man at tho rem released his hold. At 'he a instant tho 'fcquiro struck spurs 1 bis horso bounded away and carried his rlJer "m salety. Who the 'Squire's assailants were xvas a mystery but as highwayman Infested the country, and it was no uncommon thing for xvaylarers to bo robbed and sometimes mur- dered in broad day-light, the occurrence ere- at?J ''"'o surprise. L" tban a week after this tho 'Squire re ceiveu a icuer irom encuy stating mat ne "au ""I'P" recovered, and mat 1.0 xvas auoul 10 'lult lne neiguoomoou, anu to leau a new life. It has already been said that George Py cott xvas engaged to bo married to a young lady. She was his second cousin, and resi ded n few miles Irom the Hall xvith her motlter. Her father had recently died, an it was so arranged that George should wed her ns soon as possible, and manago til small estateoi) which she dwelt. On No vember 10, 1702, the wedding took Jplace and in the evening there xvas a supper at the bride's house, where the couplo xvero to reside thenceforth. After the guests had departed and 'Squire Pycott and his daughter were about to take leave, three men, xvith blackened faces, and otherwise diiguised, suddenly entered the uwening uy tue mam entrance, aim xvitu drawn swords rushed on the 'Squire and his " they stood xvith tho bride and groom 1,1 Ue vestibule. Roth drew and gallantly defended themselves, and the women, by eir directions, took refuge in an adjoining room Tho 'Squire fell, run through the breast. George was seriously xvounded, and the ruf- fians were about to force an entrance into the rooin xvhero the xvotnen xvere, xvheti the I sound of appoaching wheels xvas heard on I the graveled xx-alks outside. The three men hastily decamped, and when the newcomers reached tho hallway they found the 'Squire and son weltering in blood. Tho two gen tlemeu who had thus unexpectedly come on the scene had been guests at tbo wedding and had started homeward, but on reaching tho river had found the waters out and the ford unsurpassable. They were thereforo compelled to return and seek shelter until daylight, Tho 'Squire's wound xxhich was through the right lung, had tilready proved fatal, and he was a corpse. George's iniurics were Be vere, but not necessarily dangerous, and surgeon was at once sent for. As soon us the wounded xvero attended to, two mounted constables started in pursuit of tUo threo assassins. As the river was down took tho only other road of escapo that which led to Uirminghaui. llcfore they had come far they found that they were on tho ijeht track. Ry daylight they reached Bir- mingham, aud they tracked the three men to the Wheat Sheaf Inn, xvhero they had baited their horses and taken refreshment, and whence they had departed only half an hour ahead of their pursuers. Here the latter communicated xvith the authorities of the town, and threo officers properly mounted and equipped took up Ihe chase, After four hours hard riding they found themselves close on the heels of the fugitives, xvho were evidently taking it leisurely, supposing that "'eir pursuers, n mey uau any, were eiiuer ir enough, behind, or tired out before that time. When they discovered three mount- ta men a mno in tueir rear, tuey suspecteu their true character and pushed ou briskly, As tho pursuers quickened their gait the pursued did tho same, but tho former gain ed rapidly ou the fugitives, and it was clear that they must either be ox-ertaken or escape by strategy, As tho two parties of horsemen tore doxvu a long hill, tlio London stage coacn came iu sight. The driver and passengers soon took in tho situation, for it xvas no uncommon thing iu thoso days, xvhen thero xvere no railroads or telegraphs, lor the ollicersot the law lo pursue fugitives from justico for days along tho highways of England, the pursuers and pursued often stopping for refreshments within a few miles of each other, and chang ing horses as often as the jaded beasts gax-e out, Tho driver of tho coach ou tho present oc casiou was a plucky man, and had had more than one rencontre xvith gentlemen of the road. Taking in the situation at once, the driver, xvitu tue ueany consent oi nis pas seugers, drew his coach across the road and iJlo;ked tue path, xvituin twenty yards 0 the obstacle two of the fugitives leaped tho ditch aud made across the fields to a cross road beyond Hip coach. The third.however, xvho rode a splendid beast, dashed Iorward: aud putting spurs to his steed, the noble an iuinl rose at the touch like a bird, and xvent clean over tho horses as they stood across the road. So astonished were the occupants of tho coach at his dating feat that thougli I a dozen of them held pistols iu their gras - not a wcaP wa9 uUclmrgcd until tho bold rider wl out of raDBe' At the cross-roads he xvas rejoiued by his two companions, and all threo disappeared I over "ie ',row a - When the pursuers reached iU summit the fugitive were nowhere to be seen. Ihe of- ficers pushed on but on reaching Oxford they were tired out, and they resolved to rest, confident that the men thoy were after I iuufa ho Idol t ma sn tl.ul uin.i n f n - " ""J tsv-u un' . , , I . .. make in ream nea nst lis brothers inc. On the officers reaching London, the au thorities were informed of the circumstances attending the brutal outrngo nt Hinckley, but In the absence of any clew which would lead to the perpetrators they xvero unable to do anything. In tho courso of n month, howex-cr,Georgo Pycott was sufficiently restored to undertake a journey to tho metropolis, nnd thither ho went, confident that he possessed n clew to the murderers of his father. The elder Pycott had 0110 brother, who had been degraded from tho army, nnd xvho had become In every way so vilo nnd reck- rcnegad sins of his lather, This man, Richard Pycott, xvas therefore looked for in London, hut could not be found. After three xveeks' search, Gcorgo Pycott xx-as almost hopeless of discovering tho murderers of his father and of bringing them to justice. One day ho nnd a How street runner, ns tho detectives in tboe days were called, took n xx herry at Westminster, with a view to have n quiet row on the wa ter, a private conx-ersalion in relation to tho crime nnd its supposed perpetrators. As they floated past Rotherlithe a man sudden ly thrust his head out of tho scuttle of a coal barge that lay nlongside the wharf. Quick as was the movement, George saw the face, and recognized it in an instant as Sileby's Then, for the first timp, a suspicion broke in upon young Pycott's mind that the unfortu nate man might havo been implicated in the dreadful crime. He hastily communicated his thoughts to the officer, and in a moment tho xvherry xx-as alongsido the barge and tho two men xvero aboard. In tho mean and filthy cabin, if such it might be called, they found tho man whom they sought. Ho xx-as dressed in the commonest garments, and was unshaven and unkempt. He steadily denied liis identity ns Sileby, but George xx-as confi dent, nnd he xvas manacled and placed on board the xvherry. A second thought induced the officer to lie under cox-er of tho bargo for n minuto or more, and the delay was amply rewarded, t for a man came along the wharf toward the barge carrying a basket, and him George dry, arable laud. In the main the excava identified ns tlio person spoken of as Dr. tions followed the line of the former condu- Grayton. As he stepped on board the bargo Gcorgo sprang to her deck and collared tho miserablo wretch, who cowered like a regulated,and the passBge deepened through hound, out its course, being, for instance, on the Sileby stoutly denied bis identity and par- ticination in tho murder of Snuire Pvcott. but Grayton turned king's evidence, and re- ealed the diabolical nlot From the day that Squire Pycott disarmed im in a duel.and spurned him as too worth- less to slay, Sileby had vowed vegeance. His sickness was a mere sham to decoy the Smiiro to the house, and at the same time to avert the suspicion from his real assailants, Grayton'snnxiety that the Squire should not carry his sword up-stairs lest the sick man hould bo aroused to unpleasant memories at the sight of it, xx-as part of the plot, for whllo Squire Pycott xvas up-stairs, Grayton snapped the sword off near the hilt on pur- pose to deprive thn Squire of a xveapon of defeuco during the premeditated attack. The horses xvero already saddled in tho sta- ble, and as soon as tho Squire quitted the house Sileby and Grayton mounted and tarled by tho turnpike to intercept him. Thn ..ittnel-nn tlm ,,l,rl,t nf ( Im ,e,l,l ,y , 11 fit ... n .1 as planned by Sileby with Grayton and ono of his London companions, and tho de- ign was to murder both tho Squiro and his 1. , , . . to perpetrate other nameless crimes, while ns the samo time they plundcml tho welling. When they xvere put to flight by tho return of tho guests they made for Bir- mingham, as already known. Their disap- " J 1 pearance after Sileby's astonishing leap ox er tho backs of the stage coach horses xvas easi- ly accounted for. Ono of the number at , . i i i ..u ,i icusi. nus iiuiiuuiciy ncquuiium n uu uiu road, lor ho had plied his calling as high- band of man. Hut this, although lncomosr wayman on it for years, nnd they xvere then ably the most difficult, xvas only the first enabled to take a nrivate path skirtinc n ood, aud so keep out of sight and earshot until they reached a cross road by which they mado for a town oil tho Loudon turn- pike, and waited there until the way xvas clear. Sileby and Grayton xvere taken back to Leicester, xvhere they were tried, convicted and executed in 17C3. Their accomplice es- caped to Holland, but he xvas subsequently captured and ended his life on tho galloxx-s at Newgate for highway robbery a few years later. A Marvel of Engineering. A work equal In difficulty and maguitudo to tho projected draining of the Zuyder Zee lly theso means it is found practicable to collection. Now, the interest with which has been accomplished in Italy, only somo control tho elements, and render permanent a visitor regards a homo is a very different auxilliary operations.of miuor consequenco und perfect this conquest over nature. The one from that with xvhich ho regards a col still awaiting completion. JVe refer to tho economical .fruits of the enterprise can bo lection. To find scattered about a home iralnmg ol the i-ucme lake, executed by the rince lorlonia, an undertaking xvhich has exacted the labor of twenty-fivo years and an outlay oi ten million dollars. I(y this achievement forty thousand acres nf rich land havo been opened to tillage, and a scheme which had vainly taxed the re-sour- ces of the ancient Roman empire translated nun inn, nM . , , . Ihe l'ticino lake, and the mountain-locked basin of which until lately it engrossed tho .urger pari, is ueucr Known to the student than to the traveller. The region is singu- larly diillcultof nccess, lying as it does in the exact heart of tho Italian peninsuln.and embedded iu the Appenino chain. No mod- ern railway has replaced tho Yalerlau road which traversed tbo district eighteen centu- ries ago. When this great highway was private individual whose name is linked nates the In nf W "u""fuuo" built across the mountains by Cladlus Cai- with the achievement has secured a solid K. 11, of hme- A person possess- sar.the edge of the lake was dotted with thriving towns, and its fruitful slopes form- ed ono of the granaries of Rome. It was in the reign of the same Emperor that tbede- , fit- .v., . ti s g , of sluicing oh" the waters of the I-ucine cistern was adopted, and the uotorious freed- man, Narcissus, was charged with the con- ,i,,e, nf .i. ,...,i 7 ' i. " main outlines of the plan conceived and brought to the verge of fulfillment by the Roman engineers havo been followed in tho 7 "ut" , l r.i , 1,0 v.. u. ,u ...uun-ui, Tim l.'.wlim laL-ft woa n i.o, !- uU...w . , .... n , iuBcivuir, re plenUhed by the rainfall and a number of mountain streams, but without auy natural outlet. Uvacuation, therefore, by dredging ami ucepeiung an cxlstlug channel xvas plainly out oi the question, borne three uiuca. minever, iu ine northwest runs ... . . . : : river l rl, at au attitude much lower than .M-.U..M- w-.,M. ..UD (uaviueu.su u.vU..... u. amuu .cars ua uu(ic tweon the river and the lake, but this oluta clo the engineers of Cladlus proposed to surmount by piercing tho hill at n depth of some three hundred yards. Accordingly, the head of the sluice on tho northwest rim of tho cistern was fixed nt a point twenty- txvo yards nbovo tho bottom of the Llri, whllo the mouth being opened abont thir teen yards above the river bed, there result ed a total inclino of nine yards in ft course of three and a half miles. Thirty thousand workmen nro said to havo been employed for eleven years in tho undertaking, nnd tho tunnel xvns actually constructed, but so im perfectly that nn nttempt to draw off tho xvaters of the reservoir entailed n catastro phe xvhich went near to ruin tho imperial favorite. It would Beem that Narcissus had nothing to learn from public scrvants'of our day, for he was accused of embezzling gigan tic sums through collusion xvith tho contrac tors. It appears, however, that at a later period, under tho Emperor Hadrian, the sluice xvas so far turned to account as to considerably loxver the level of tho lake. Neglected in tho middle ages, tho Roman xvorks lost even this measuro of efficiency, tho waters of tho basin recovered their an cient area, and the periodical Inundations xvrought xvidesproad destruction. It xvas ono of theso calamities, the terrible flood of I 1810, xvhich roused tho Neapolitan Govern ment to attempt the repair of the old cul-1 vert. But the task was onerous and the out lay stinted, and tho sluice xx-as scarcely open ed when tho freshet of 1851 burst the locks nnd blocked up n large section of the chan nel under an avalanche of earth nnd stones. When, therefore, a company was organized with a 'view of draining the basin, it soon appeared that tho Bcbeme presented difficul ties far exceeding their expectations or their I resources. Accordingly, the Prince Torlo- nia, xvho had subscribed for one-half of tho stock, now purchased tho remainder, and, obtaining a formal concession of all land to be recovered, undertook the xvork at his own expense. Tho French engineers who were succes- six-ely charged with the management of the operations, did not confine themselves to a reconstruction of the old tunnel, theirobjeit being not to circumscribe tho lake xvithin the bounds maintained in Hadrian's time, but to conx-crt tho entire Fucine basin into it ; but tho walls were straightened nnd greatly enlarged, the inclination of the floor ,nbe "Mont least ten feet lower than the head of tho Roman sluice. (Jn tho whole 't may be said that the chief advantage de- nved Irom the ancient works lay in the nu- merous air xvells and ventilation galleries hewn in the rocks hundreds ot leet Deiow 'e surface of the mountain. Against this should beset an almost insuperable obstacle, (llle t0 tlle presence of the old tunnel, name- b, i vast subterranean reservoir formed in the upper section by a caving in of the. xvalls, ascribed to tho freshet of 1851. In- credible patlenco and vigilance were requi- site in bori,1S beneath this incumbent mass of .xvaters, and tho success xvith which tho contents of this underground cistern were gradually emptied constitutes a notPDie iea- turo of tUe enterprise. After many and grave vicissitudes, aim after txx-o partial evacuations effected by tapping the lake at points above the'truo head of tho sluice, the labor of twenty years drew ton elnso On tlm 25,1 nf .Tn.niln.rv. 1 omn , . i 1 , 18,0, the main ttitinel xvas (qiened.and by the end ol June, 187.', the bottom of the ba- sin was uncovered, and tho Fucine lake had I i. t .1 i ii. i.i . disappeared Nothing was left of tho great land locked water about xvhich had risen the strongholds of Manslan power xvhen Romo xvas yet insignificant, over whoso expense Perseus, the defeated King of Macedon, had ' d , looked forth from his captivity, xvhich had witnessed the disgraco of Narcissus and the wrath of Cladlus and Agrippiua, and xvhich ii , f , . . , , lur so mini)- ugn uuu uencu mi) restraining sten. The rainfall at Btated seasons xvould continue to fill the hollow, and the torrents xvould seek their ancient receptacle. Tho mastery of these adx-crse conditions presup- posed a series of operations xvhich were be- tun in 1875 and are now nearly completed, In the heart of the old bed has been con- structed an artificial cistern encompassed with a stono dyko eight feet high and twelve miles in circuit, aud which has ample capac ity to confine the surplus xvater represeutiu: the excess of receipt over discharge in the wet season. This reservoir is connected with ignates a largo number of very interesting tho tunnel by a broad conduit fivo miles people aro opt to male an important mis long, while other canals radiate from it to take. Thev transform their homes Into mu- collect and guido the tributary streams. stated in a few xvords. To tho establishment of public security should be added the direct enrichment of the population. An upper belt oi the redeemed territory presenting total surface of seven thousand acres has been abandoned to tho oxvners of land adja- cent to the former shore. Tho amount of arable soil acquired by Prince Torlouia, nnd now lor the hrst time incornoratoil with thn , productive area of Italv. is not less than thirty-fivo thousand acres, or, deducting the quantity included within the reservoir, xvhich, however, can be tilled in ordinary years, he mav still havo under cultivation twenty-elght thousand acres of virgin land. From whatever point of view this exploit of modem engineering Is regarded, its portance is capital, and It is clear that title to remembrance among his country men.-Suu. k , illiam Dooley. an amateur detective ' ' wuwicj. tu cuumcui ucii'imu iu search of two cattle thieves, found them at chlucll at AVUIto SwlpUur, ky., whereupon t ,i t i , , , , ' , , I'15'0''" 'nd, he Informed preacher aud ,, -., tin., .I.o, I,.....1I 1 um.i , m", ,,? 'Z 'n r," ',i picked out his men, marched them out the building ut the muzzle of his weapon, P""1' tur,,InB 0" l "ep, shouted to in n ster that he could co on with ibn V.,m. I . . . " - I .ntlnn The clock for the new court houso Providence, R. I., Is claimed to be the gest lu New England and the brut in country. The dials are seven feet in tlm I Qm.,li-n,l ilm . ,..,!, ,!. ,1 r, ,..,.., -v.v. -..v. ,w IW luuiinu long, with a 800 pound ball, and the clock, lous about obserxing the Sabbath that for oyau ingenious ciecinc device, regulates tweuty years he bad not even fed his stock De - an tue otner twelve clocks In the bu - 1 ing. Poetical. YIIUNU GRIMES. et r. n. sniLLASiR. Old (Irlmos is dead that good old man, xvo ne'er shll seo him more ; Hut lie has left a son who bears The namo that old Orlmcs bore. lie wears a coat of latest cut, Ills hat Is new and gay ; Ho cannot bear to view distress, 80 ho turns from It away, nis panta aro gaiters-tutlng snug O'er patent leather shoes s Ills hair Is by a barber curled Ho smokes cigars and chews. A chain of masslvo gold Is borno Aliovc his flashy xest : Ills clothes aro better every day Than xvero old Orlmes' best. In fashion's court he constant walks, Where ho delight does shed s Ills hands aro xvhlto and very soft. Hut softer Is Ids bead. Ilo's six feet till-no post more stralghtr- IIls teeth nro pearly xvhlto ; In habits ho Is sometimes loose, And sometimes xery tight. His manners aro of sweetest grace, Ills voice of sweetest tone ; . Ills diamond pin's the very ono That o-.d Orlmcs used to own. A curled moustacho adorns his face, Ills neck a scarf of bluo ; lie sometimes goes to church tor change, And blt-eps In Orlmcs' pew. Ho sports the fastest "cab" In town, Is nlwa s quick to bet ; And never knows who's President, Hut thinks "Old Tip's In yet," Ho has drunk wines of every kind, And liquors cold and hot ; Young orlmes. In short, Is Just that sort Ot man Old Orltnos was not. TUB SILVER MNIXO. Thcro's never a.day so sunny Hut a llttlo cloud appears j There's never a We so happy llut lias had Its time ot tears ; Yet the Btm shines out tho brighter XX'hen tho stormy tempest clears. There's never a garden Browing With roses In every plot ; There's never a heart so hardened , llut It has oue tender spot ; XVo havo only to prune the border To tlnd tho tornet-me-not. Thcro's'never a cup so pleasant llut has bitter with the sweet ; There's never a path so rugged That bears not tho print ot leet ; And we havo a helper promised For the trials wo may meet. There's never a sun that rises llut wo know 'twill set at night ; The tints that gleam In the morning At evening are Just as bright ; And tho hour tiat Is tho sweetest Is between tho dark and light. There's never a dream that's happy llut the waking makes us sad ; Thero'B never a dream ot sorrow llut tho waking makes us glad ; x.c shall look somo day vv 1th wonder At tho troubles wo havo had. THE (iitUMllLKU. I)v Dora Goodale (lo years old.) Ills coat was too thick, and his cap xvas too thin, 110 COUldn t 00 qulst, hO liatOll a din ; I UU UWIl iu sill,-. IIIIUUUIIIIICII IU JVUII. iiwas certainly very much Injured Indeed: He must study and work over books ho detested. 1113 parents xvero strict, and he never was rested i I nu miuxv ua mo nicitutu ui xii'u.utrii wum ut-, xhcrewa3 0 ono so wrctchedlv wretched as he. uisi.atcr.tv. 1119 ttlrm "as too pmall'and his taxes too big, 'Zt'mJ VlZfl . I lint wire WAq tnn Rtllv. Ills rhtlnrpn fnn rune , And Just because ho was uncommonly good, He never had money enough or to spare, "o had nothing at all nt to cat or to wear; Ho knew ho was wretched as wretched could be. i There was no ono so wretchedly wretched as he. 110 flnl3 he nas sorrows more deep than his tears. Z " Zrh";,'0' Ills home and his fortune, his life's llttlo day. But, alas I t is too late it Is no uso to say JJ- Thcro Is no one moro wretchedly wretched than he. -St. Ji'icholas for December. Homes and Museums. Lovers of bric-a-brac and the phrase des- senms. Thev brine: toe-other and nlln nn & just in tho right nooks nnd places objects of art "and beautv. Is an Bteersllimli- .Mfoht. ful thing To examiiio n collection for the a collection's sake leavine- its relation tn thn homo entirely nut nf nnl,irnti..mo., i, Interesting to some people xvho aro "up" as xvo say iu thoso thing- but It is not at all interesting to those who do not see tho I mo nf If ti,, ! ..i..i.. . w w. ,3 aitj uuuy i-au ecu lutlb a beautiful nhWi i ..i purpose, xvbilo a great many things, shut up in a cabinet, servo no purpose except by their numbers to cheapen ono another, , . "Jn , or,,i; e wl,.,,2 r.f" ! T,!" i ' " " " K im - m,i,Pr ,)',, ,,, In ,t ,, the ! . I ..CUe5 "T y - "f. n.'T ' ,, c1l,uu,9,a3110, I""' f . ' , TJ ' P 6 Dy tran" mwB " a 8how-I'lace for curiosities. " irue poucy is, never to uuy an object or In art, of any sort, without knowing just where art. 01 I theywil erestin leresun va(;ant ill fit Into the home just xvbat unln- ng spot it will illuminate just what Vacant shell nr lmrrpn ftttrfnen It will o.ln . . . vw " may bo very interesting pieces of r lur""ure' Vut are 0,ten U9eJ ,a Buch a of I xvay as to degrade or destroy the home idea. J. u, Holland ; iscrilner for December, the Itoston is to have an exhibition of Ovo hundred ladien in Horticultural Hall, and n at I gold watch, a necklaco and a dtamnnil rlni lar - are to be given to the throo handsomest. At tho least so the advertisements read. dl - r... I ., i. ,,, rai .i uratuu la uauv e. lven.. is sn sernmi. d- on Sundays it u i. i,wi it... i. ,.., done -very little xvork on other days.