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ntiOOMsnuna, columma co., pa.
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sible person In Columbia county assumes to pay
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ntiio county. r
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complete, nnd our Job t'rlntlnj will compare favor,
nbly with lhatot tho largo cities. All work donoon
t hort notice, nonlly and at modcrato prices.
r K. WAT,T,1.U,
. llloorruburg, Pa.
orrtcoover 1st, N.itlmt limit.
TM" U. FUNIC,
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oniu in Kut's uulldlng.
J' ATTO RN E Y-AT-L A W.
onico over 1st National Hank.
JOHN Jr. OtjAIHC,
JUSTICE OP THE PEACE.
orflca over Xloycr llros. Drug Store,
p W. MILLER,
onico In Browcr's bulldlng.sccond floor.room No. 1
onico corner ot Ccntro and Main Streets. Clark i
Can bo consulted In German,
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Niw COMJKBtAN Bdildino, Uloomsburg, Pa.
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ropa. pAUL E. WIRT,
onico In Columbian BciLbiKO, Itoom No. t, second
g. XNOBR. L. 8. WINTtKSTEEN.
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omce lu 1st National Bank building, second noor,
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streets Bloomsburg, Pa.
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omce In Maize's building, over Blllmeyer'a grocery.
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2nd lloor, Bloomsburg, Pn. npr 13 '83
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Can bo Consulted In Gcrmnn.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
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. offlco lu Browur's building, and story.Itooma
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T R. EVANS, M. D.,
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all styles of work done In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented, Tkktu Kxtiiaot
id wituodt 1'ain by the use of (las, and
freeot charge when artificial teeth
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Having very recently opened a new
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How Watch Cases are Made.
Tlie many great improvements intro
iluri'il in tlio manufacture of tho Jas. lioss'
Uol'l Watch Cum.', have led to similar im
provements in tlio making of fcilver cases.
fnilcr the old methods, each part of a
silver caso was mado of several pieces of
melal soldered together, requiring a great
an:ount of cutting nnd soldering, which
ki .'lolled the metal and gave it the pliability
of load rather than tho elasticity of 6ilver.
I'mlir the improved methods, each part
of the Keystone Silver Watch Caso is mado
of one solid pieco of metal hammered into
slwpi-. Tho advantages are rcadilyappar
cnt, for every ono knows that hammering
hardciHtlio metal while soldering softens it.
To list the superiority of tlio Keystono
Filvcr Watch Case, take ono of 3 oz. weight,
press it squarely in tho center when closed,
and it will not give, whilo a caso of same
v. i '. lit of any other make will give enough
to' :cak tho crystal. The Keystono Silver
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ONE THOUSAND ACltF.3 OF LAND AND "111011T
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On tlio deck of a bl? Mississippi steamboat stood
an aged Southern planter. Indicate by a sweep
ot hli arm tho waters tho boat was passing over,
ho said to a pa'iaenger from tho North l "When I
was twclvo years old I killed my first bear on. a
new plantation my father was then cutting out of
a forest that grow directly over tho waters of this
bend. That was a mighty good plantation, and
thero was right smart of bears there, too. Hut
that ono thousand acres of land went Into tho Mis
sissippi years ago."
It is putting no strain upon tho flguro' to say
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ii:Y iiiuuuiuiu sjinugs, so nu our ailments can uo
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During the war I was in
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; ars could not eat solid food
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Weakness and all diseases requir
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mo prompt relief, and Is tho most cflectlvo
remedy 1 havo ever tried.
James A. Hamilton,
Kdltor of The Crttcmt."
nniinun " Cillcail, Olilo. JunoM, IW2.
LOUGHS. " ' havo used Avmt's C'iif.iiuv
Pectoiiai, this sprlnu for a se
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Proprietor Olobo Hotel,"
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l'rlco i cut AllliruU-
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY
CHASED ACROSS THE OCEAN.
lit AN ENGLISH DETECTIVE,
"All 1 lJurlcitrli, licro'H a lob for von
ono that's got gamo In it, nnd a long
11 was trie UliiHt of tlio Scotland
yaul Detcclivo forco who spoke, as ho
stopped Into tho private oflioo. A lot
of "halo fellows well met," and I an
American, ainonjj tho number, wero
engaged in tho innocent pastime of a
gamo ot whist. 1 throw down my
cards. Tho Chief handed mo a telegram
which rcuii ns iouows :
Heading. Charles Burton, tho in
fant heir of Becnham Lodge, was stolen
from tho Lodgo Inst night, it U sus
pected by tho nurse, in who&e charge
I.- ..I 1 IM. 1 u , C i
m was jiiuuuu. QiiuiiusuiHiippeareu. ono
s tall ; blonde hair, blue eyes i Grace
ful and easy manners, and wears a
ilaiu, dark costume. Largo reward
tor her capture, nnd tlio rccovorv of tho
child. EinvAiti) Pordaoe.
"Whero is Becnham Lodgo T" I in
quired, as soon as I glanced at tho dis
patch. ".Near Kcauing."
"Thonurso will como to London with
"That is not so certain. This is doubt
less a scheme to remove tho heir to the
Becnham estato by some person or per
sons who aro itching to obtain pos
session after Sir Edward Vordace's
"Then you think thoy will not run
the hazard of bringing the child here ?''
"(Jcrtamly not r
With a flash my mind was made tin.
I started out of tho office, and in a few
minutes Was in a train that was bear
ing mo at a rapid rate toward Read
ing. Upon my arrival I secured a private
conveyance, and, after n drivo of a few
miles, was landed at tho entranco to
tho lodgo. I was met by a gentleman,
who received mo with much warmth
and withal agitation when I informed
him that I had boon placed on tlio
"Tho object of mv hastv visit is to
glean somo of tho facts in tho case,
and follow up any intelligent clue, if
there be any. Was this your child
that was stolen, Sir Edward I"
"liless you, no 1 I am a bachelor
never was married. Charles Burton
was the child of my sister. I am his uncle,
and by will havo mado him tho lineal
heir to tho Becnham estates."
"Havo you any other relatives. Sir
"Yes : another sister, a spinster.
Miss Applebeo Lowage, lives with mo,
and has been my housekeeper for many
years. She has also managed much of
my business affairs of late, as I feel
tho weight of years increasing upon
"Who was tho nurse, and what was
her name ?
"My spinster sister's waitinc maid.
Her name is Percy Miss Jano Percy.
A more domestic, winning and obe
dient servant wo havo never had in our
omploy. Charles Burton's mother died
soon after Charles was born, and we
took the helpless little infant to our
homo and nursed it with the tendereat
care. Miss Percy took such an inter
est in the child that she was given the
solo charge, and seemed to love it with
a mother's love. Oh, I trust no harm
has befallen it, wherever it has been
"What is its ago V
"About a year."
"What motive, think vou. was there
for the abduction of tho child ?"
"Nono that I can see, unless tho ex
pectation of securing a largo reward
for its return."
"Then you do not nuspect that a plot
has been formed among somo branch
of vour relatives for tho removal of the
Sir Edward stopped for a moment,
as if a flash of new light had entered
his mind ; but ho stamped his ponder
ous cano on the tloor and indignantly
"My relatives steal that poor, help
less babo 1 No, perish tho very thoucht
of it. Not ono could so dishonor the
unmo of an Applebeo or a Pordaeo."
As I aroso to depart an elderly lady
of tho genuino spinster tvpo walked
gravely into tho room and glanced fur
lively at mo as sho' advanced.
"This is Mr Mr. "
"Burleigh," 1 interiectcd. to help tho
old man's memory.
"lie 's a detective sent down from
London to discover our poor lost child,
ana no wants to get all tho information
that ho can. Sister, givo him all you
can. You know what Miss Percy woro
and what clothing the child had on,"
"1 presume, bir Julward. vou can do
that,'1 sho replied, rather tartly, and
seeming to shrink from having any
thing to communicate.
Without wishing to forco tho matter,
and making an apology for haste, I
took my departure, and I was soon
back in London, I went at onco to my
room, nnd picking up a good-sized
gripsack, threw in somo of my cloth
ing, with tho expectation that I might
bo required to mako a long journoy.
Going out into tho street, 1 ordered a
cab and was driven to tho Inman Lino
of steamers, whero I ascertained that
tho City of Richmond was expected
to leavo Liverpool early tho noxt morn-
"ion havo your passenger list, I pre
sumo 1" I inquired of tho clerk.
"Will you pleaso allow mo to look at
I glanced along tho list of names,
but could not sco tho ono for which I
was searching. 1 handed tho paper
back and was turning away, when it
occurred to mo that it would do no
harm to question tho official a littlo fur
ther. "Do you sell tho London passage
tickets T 1
"Yes, sir" Bomewhnt sharply.
"Do you recollect Belling a ticket lo
a tall lady with blue eyes, blondo hair,
aud attired in a dark costumo t"
"Very distinctly. I was attraotcd
by her beauty. She's a lovely wo
man." "And sho purchased a ticket 1"
"Two tickets 1" I ejaculated with
somo surprise, which drew tho atten
tion of tho clerk. For onco I was thrown
off my guard.
"And sho had a child with her in
her arms 1"
, "I saw no child. I took her to bo a
young lady who might not object to a
"No, I don't think so. She never was
"Perhaps not t but then"
"Then what 1"
"Sho might havo somo ono else's
child, you know )" nnd I hastened out
of tho oflico and went to tho railway
station, whero I had tho good fortune
to catch tho night express for Liver
pool, bo sure was I that I had got
upon tho trail of the child abductor,
that I felt annoyed at littlo delay along
tho route. My mmd was in a glow of ex
citement. Tho gamo was big, but Bhy
and cunning. Nothing less than tho
bird in the hand would mako mo feel
any certainty of success. I must reach
Liverpool beforo tho City of Richmond
took her departure. If not, tho pur
suit would bo longer, and might end
in failure even then. When half tho
journey had been made, and tho train
. .1 ..,!. .1 I 1
was winning iiirougu mo uaritncss at a
tremendous speed, thero was a sudden
stoppago that foreboded no good. Wo
camo to a dead stop. Ono of tho dri
vers ot tho engine had broken down.
Tho situation was interesting and
rather exasperating to me. Some of
the passengers slept on, oblivious to
their surroundings. Not so with me.
1 Melted and chafed with disappoint
ment. The hours woro on. When at length
tho injury had been repaired, and tho
train started on its course, I had tho
satisfaction of knowing that 1 could
not reach Liverpool beforo tho steamer
sailed. I resolved lo lako tho chances,
and so I curled myself up within my
own thoughts. Just as I had feared,
the steamer had Bailed upon my ariival
My next thought was to cablo to New
York, giving a description of tho wo
man and child, and havo the former ar
rested. This would bring others into
the caso. I wanted tho honor and re
ward myself. Beside, after careful re
flection, I thought I might be on the
wrong scent. Tlio personal description
seemed to tally.
Tho two tickets, no babo in tho wo
man's charge, and other circumstances
led mo to think that after all, I might bo
Tho thought of defeat drove mo to
devising every schemo for pursuit.
A new idea popped into ray head.
I rushed to tho office of tho Guion
"When docs your first steamer sail 1"
I inquired of tho clerk.
"What's her namo V
"The Alaska eh ?"
"She's a quick ono !''
"Fastest vessel afloat."
"Do you think sho can reach Now
York beforo the Inman's City of Rich
mond which sailed this morning V
"1 should think so will probably
distance her by a day."
"That would mako a distanco of
over two days."
"What of that, bai-rinr accidents 1"
Thrusting my hand into my pocket,
I said :
"I want a cabin passago to New
"Your name, sir V
"James Burleigh, an American de
tective, anxious to cross tbo ditch and
get back home."
With a somowhat contented spirit I
went to a hotel and waited for tho
hour of the Alaska's departure. I felt
that I was still in the race, but my com
petitor having such a start, while I
was left practically at tho post, I
was not so confident of winning, after
Anyway, I was glad to sail for the
land of my birth. The novelty of hav
ing been sent to England and tlio Con
tinent in quest of somo noted crimi
nals who were wanted in tho States had
worn away, and I longed to see my
lriends onco more.
Nothing of special note occurred
during the passaco across. Tho noble
vessel seemed as ileet as tho wind. Day
by day I studied with eagerness tho
log of tho vessel to learn our rato of
speed. Good fortune favored us with
fair weather and sea.
Upon our nrrivnl at Quarantine wo
learned that the City of Richmond had
not not yet reached port in fact, was
not expected till the next day. I camo
to the city, engaged my rooms at tho
hotel, and made what preparations
were needed lor tho execution of my
Lest tho steamer might arrivo at
night, I stayed that night at Staten
Island to bo near at hand. The pre
caution was unnecessary, as sho did
not arrivo till noon tho next day.
Accompanied by tho health officer
nnd others, I was soon on board, and
walked through tho saloon cabin with
tho nonchalcnt air of a person who had
no other business than to hum a tuno
or twirl a cano, Thero was the usual
preparatory bu3tlo for disembarking,
My eyo could not catch the object o
my search. Perhaps sho was m he
state room. I would wait and sec.
The vessel was rounding into her
pier ; but still no person who could by
any stretch ot tho imagination bo said
to rescinbio tlio ono 1 wanted.
I rambled backward nnd forward
and ascended to tho aft of tho steamer.
Thero stood a tall, shapely woman
Willi her back turned toward me. blio
was twirling her sunshade, and seem
cd absorbed in gazing at tho many
sights that commanded her view.
I ventured to approach tho rail. My
presenco attracted her attention i sho
turned her faeo toward mo thero wero
momentary mutual glances. What a
handsomo faco 1 What a charming
Stopping nearer, I ventured in tho
most liolilo manner, to speak.
"Glad to get back from your foreig
lour, i presume, JHiss '
''Benson is my namo."
"Mjsa BeiiBon, I took you to bo nn
American lady, I am an American re
turning, after a long nbsoncp, to my
"I nm so tired of this ship. How
glad I will be when 'I step on shor
again 1 It won't bo long now will it
"But a fow minutes."
"Pshaw 1 I'vo mado a mistake,
thought I. "This lady hasn't blond
nair. iieroycsaro moro a steel gray
man uitio. Jier costumo is a steel
gray traveling suit. Then, sho is
But 1 thought I detected a decided
ly liiigiisii accent iu conversation
If sho wero Miss Jano Perov. whero
could tho child bo f If sho had a com
panion, malo or female, whero was that
mysterious pcrsonago t I must not bo
foiledat this stago of tho game. Onco
on land nnd swallowed up In tho maels
trom ot tho masses, tho child-stealcr
and tho child might soon lose their
identity. I must act quickly.
Confronting the fair woman, I said
in a stern voico :
" our namo is not Benson. You aro
Miss Jano Percy, tho abductor of tho
cpnow ot bir Jidward l'ordage. of
Becnham, England. I am a detective.
on aro my prisoner.
llio woman stood tratistixcd. Ilcr
form trembled her cheeks blanched
at this sudden encounter. Although
capablo of calm self-possession, sho was
thrown off her guard. Woman-like,
her emotions overcamo her, and she
fell nt my feet.
"Whero is tho child V
"Sho hesitated, and falteringly moan-
"In tho steerage."
Sho conducted mo there, when my
oyes lell upon tho heir of Beonham
odge, crowing in tlio arms of a fat
1311 Illll HO.
I saw that my beautiful prisoner was
comfortably provided for till tho sail
ing ot tho noxt steamer, and had tho
pleasure of placing the voting heir in
tho arms ot Sir Edward. Tho spin
ster sister, stung at tho action of her
rother in making the lino of tho Bur-
Ions, instead of tho Applebees, tho suc
cessors of his largo estates, had con
cocted this plot to abduct tho child.
Xruo to his promise. Sir Edward be
stowed upon mo such a handsomo ro-
ward that, with ordinary caution, tho
wolf need never howl at my door.
A "Squatter" as a Witness.
"What is vour namo V asked tho
United States Attorney of an old "squat
ter wno tiatt been summoned betore
tho court as a witness t"
"Which name, Squire!"
"Your right name, of course."
"I ain't got none."
"What, you mean to say that vou
haven't got a namo t"
"Uh, no, sir.
"This summons says that your namo
is Ananias Peters. Is that so f
"Reckin it is."
"Thought you didn't havo a right
"Look here, sir. Don't triflo
this court. Your prevarication
not bo tolerated here. Why did
say that Ananias Peters was not your
"S'1' nnmo ' .
"Caso it wasn t right to name a boy
Ananias.thereforo it ain't a right name.
'pi. it:i.i t t.i: . --II. .i a
inu jjiuii', x uuuuvu, ouiiur uunuu j.n
anias a liar."
"Which," interposed tho Judge,
makes it peculiarly applioablo to your
"Look-a-here, Jedge, I don't wan't
to progio with you, 'caso you'vo got the
upper nana 01 me, and 1 don't want
ou to hit mo with tho Bible. A man s
in a bad enough fix when you iling tho
law at mm, but when you tltng tho law
ana ine uospei botn, no nam t got no
Where do vou live 1" asked the at-
"But whero is your homo!"
"In tho neighborhood o' whero I
Tho Judge turned away to conceal a
smile, and tho attorney, giving tho
'squatter a look of extreme severity :
saiti : "io you Know wnero you are,
"Yes, sir, I'm hero."
"You won't bo here much longer un-
ess you answer my questions."
"1 am answering your ciuestions,
Squire. Go on with your rat killin'."
"Whero wero you when Mr. Jason.
tho defendant, cut timber from govern
ment lanu r
"When did ho do the cuttin' !"
" I hat's what I want to find out. I
think it was somo time in Octobor."
an, sometimes in Uctobcr 1 was
one placo an' sometimes I was at
Did you over see him cutting govern-
uiuia uiiiucr I
. I an w
"I believe I did.'
"Durin' the war, when ho was in tho
"ouo of your foolishness now. Did
not you come along tho road ono day
in October and talk to tho defendant
while ho was chopping down a tree 1"
'iNo, Ml'. '
"Remember that you aro under oath.
bo you didn t seo him whilo ho was
chopping down a tree!"
"Didn t say that, 'Squire, fur
boo mm cnoppm mo tree.
"Did you stop and talk to him!"
"inought you said vou didn t ston
unu iiu io mm i
... i ..ii. y , j
"Didn't say it."
"Didn't say it."
"What did you Bay !"
"baid I didn't talk to him whilo ho
was choppin, fur when I como up and
spoke, ho quit choppin'. Ef thar's
anything clso you wanter know, firo
away." Arkansaio Traveler.
A Brave Woiian. Mrs. Martin, of
Omaha, didn't scream when sho unlock
ed her room and saw a burglar. On
tho contrary, sho marched him to tho
pohco station. The Omaha Jlee sketch
es tho scene : "A big, strapping follow,
fully six feet high, with broad shoul-
tiers and heavy frame, camo marching
up tho Btieet with his head hanging,
and looking decidedly sheepish. Right
behind him walked a littlo woman of
averago height and slim build, but in
her eyo was a determined look, and
wiiui looKou moro determined was a
five-shooter revolver, which sho carried
in her right hnnd, with tho muzzle iu n
direct lino with tho big fellow'H head.
llio pistol was cocked, and tho prisoner
know from tho look in her ovu that, a
misstep moant leaden pills for him. Af
ter tho lady had turned her man over
to an officer sho put away her pistol."
Vv hats tho differonco betwoon tho
man who tears down a picket fenco
and one who dresses a Hnrino- chicken !
Ono pulls tho picket and tho other picks
uiu puuei. lonccra ifazette.
Tho lion my
bo mightier than tho
sword : but if you
gut a hair iu it you
begin to believe that it may sometimes
uuuivu us useiuiuess.
UMI1IAN, VOL. XVIII.N0 8
DBMOOHAT, VOL.XLVII, NO M
Franklin to Paine-
DISSUADING HIM 1UO.M l'Ulll.ISIIINO A
WORK OF AN IRttKLKlIOUS TEN
DENCY. This letter was first published bv
William Templo Franklin, but with
out tho namo of tho person to whom
it w'as directed. Ho probably tran
scribed it from a rotigii draft, in which
tho namo was not mentioned. It is
supposed to havo been written to
Thomas Paine, and tho circumstances
aro such as to render this supposition
in tho highest degroo probable In
tho early part of tho Revolution, Paino
was in tho habit of consult ncr Dr.
Franklin nbout his political writings,
and tho latter is understood to havo
aided Paino, at least by his suggestions
and advice, in preparing somo of his
celebrated essays. Paino was in Ame
rica when Dr. 1'ranklin returned from
France, nnd often consulted him re
specting his privato affairs : and when
1. - ,1. I
iiu niui iu jiiiuujju wiiu uis muuei 01 a
newly invented bridge, in which ho
thought ho had mado essential im
provements upon former inventions in
tho art of building bridges, Dr. Frank-
lin gavo him letters of introduction to
tho Duko de la Rochefoucauld. M. C.
Veillard, and somo of his other friends
in Paris. It may bo added, moreover,
that tho remarks in tho following let
ter aro strictly applicable to tho deisti
cal writings which Paino afterwards
Dear Sm : I havo road your manu
script with somo attention. By the
argument it contains against a parti
cular Providence, though you allow a
general rrovidence, you stnko at tho
foundation of all religion. For with
out a belief of a Providenco that takes
cognizance of, guards, and guides, and
may favor particular persons, thero is
no motivo to worship a Deity, to fear
his displeasure, or to pray for his pro
tection. I will not enter into any dis
cussion of your principles, though you
seem to desiro it. At present I shall
only give you ray opinion, that, though
your reasonings aro subtile, and may
prevail with somo readers, you will not
annnnrwl on no in filiinrrn flm nrnnntml
sentiments of mankind on that subject,
all(i tt,0 consequence of printing this
piece will be, a great
deal of odium
drawn upon yourself, mischief to you,
and no benefit toothers. Ho that
spits against tho wind, spits in his own
But, were you to succeed, do you
imagine any good would bo douo by it!
You yourself may find it easy to 'live
a virtuous life without tho assistance
afforded by religion : you having a
clear perception of tho advantages of
virtue and tho disadvantages of vice,
and possessing a strength of resolution
,nnn tf.mntntini.9 Tint ti.int- hnm
sumcient to enabio you to resist com
great a portion of mankind consists of
weak and ignorant men and women,
and of inexperienced, inconsiderate
youth of both sexes, who have need of
tho motives of religion to restrain them
from vice, to support their virtue, and
retain them in tho praclico of it till it
becomes habitual, which is tho great
point for its security. And perhaps
you aro indebted to her originally, that
is, to our religious education, for the
habits ol virtue upon which you now
justly valuo yourself. You might
easily display your excellent talents of
reasoning upon a less hazardous object,
and thereby obtain a rank with our
most distinguished authors. For among
us it is not necessary, as among tho
noitentots, mat a youth, to bo raised
into tho company of men, should
prove his manhood by beating his
I would abviso you, therefore, not to
attempt unchaining the tiger, but to
burn this pleco beforo it is seen by any
other person ; whereby you will save
yourself a great deal of mortification
by tho enemies it may raise against you,
and perhaps a good deal of regret and
repentance, it men aro so wicked
with religion, what would they be with
out it. I intend this letter itself as a
proof of my friendship, and therefore
add no professions to it, but subscribe.
I - '
Por Sweetheart and Swain. t
Love knows hidden paths.
Lovo makes labor light.
Love makes time pass away, and timo
makes lovo pass away.
JiOvo mo little, lovo mo long.
ijove ono mat does not lovo you, an-
Bwer ono that docs not call you, and
you will run a trnitiess race.
IjOvo others well, but lovo thyself
tho most : givo good for good, but not
to thine own cost.
liOves rules ins kingdom without a
Lovo subdues everything cxiept a
leion s Heart.
Love, knavery and necessity mako
men good orators.
hove, thieves and fear mako ghosts.
Iiovo your mend with Ins faults.
Lovo your neighbor but don't pull
down Ins teuco.
covers purees aro tied with cob
covers quarrels aro lovo and re
Lovers think others havo no oyes.
Daniel JJoone's Whisky.
When Daniel Bnoini and his party
wero surveying tho "dark and bloody
ground" thoy heard llio Indians, and as
they wero on tho warpath, thoy began
to doviso means to escape death. They
ii.ki mado two chops on a tree ou n lino
Daniel had aquaitof whisky and ho
said : "Wo must do. something with
tho whisky or tho Indians may catch
us and get drunk nnd kill us all." Tho
last tree was chopped had a hollow
near a fork and Daniel Boonu put the
quart oi whisky in mo hollow, f orty
years had passed, and tlio question
camo up about mat spot, nnd Daniel
told them they could tell by the quait
oi wiusky in mo iree. 1 no tree was
found, but had grown largo and tho
hollow had grown up, but old man
Boono said, "Cut it down nnd tho
quart of whisky could bo found, and
the questiou would bo settled whuthor
that was tho spot in dispute. Tho tieo
was leiicti and split open nnd tho liot
no wns lotiiui nut mo wnisky
had evaporated iu tho forty
lime, it is supposed.
Ono of tho Hnrvard students has tit-
ted up his room at a cost of $1,000,
Wo suspect that the young man's room
i is better man ins company,
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Mnny farmers who sccuro for them
selves all tho labor-saving imnrovo
incuts nro slow in arranging similar
helps for their wives.
Tho Now York Tribune suggests
that wo know next to nothing yet of
milk, and wants somo expert to dovoto
his lifo to its investigation.
Forty-three millions of dollars is tho
Bum required lo complete tho improve
ments of tho Mississippi.
St. Louis produco dealers cslimalo
that tho Btipply of quails this season
will bo tho largest over known.
It is now said by competent authori
ties that tho horn of a steer or heifer is
no indication of tho ago of tho ani
mal. Hen manuro is good for onions.
Thero is somo disputo as to tho valuo
of tho addition of ashes to that fertili
zer. A general national exhibition will bo
held at Budapest, Hungary, in 1885,
opening in May and closing in Octo
ber. In herds of cattlo where all aro with
out horns, thero is no moro evidence of
fear than iu ilocks of sheep or pigs.
Maine reports about fifty cheeso fac
tories, the number of cows to each
ranging from CO to 300, about 100 bo
ing tho average.
Florida growers aid tho heading of
cabbages by sprinkling a littlo salt inlo
tho heart aud tying up tho leaves with
Mayor Bummings of Bangor, Mo.,
has again vetoed standard timo on tho
ground that solar time is according to
"ono of tho inevitable laws of God."
Boston's elevated railroad will bo
over houses and across lots. No rails
can be found with curve enough to fol
low tho crooked streets. Picayune.
Milwaukco has moro saloons in pro
portion to population than nny other
city in tho Union. What better in
duccmcnts could be offered to national
Tho Emperor of China dovotes two
hours and a half every day to tho study
of Chinese Ho is determined that no
almond-eyed laundryman shall over
"Your husband always appears to bo
in very high spirits." "Yes," returned
his wife, "if they didn't como so high I
should have had a new fur sacquo this
Tho country is suffering from a tro-
raenduous over-stock of dog supply.
Five per cent, of tho canines in the Uni
ted States could do all tho business.
Tho sheep returns for 1883 show an
increaso moro than sufficient to offset
the loss in 1882 in England and a sat
isfactory gain in Scotland and Wales
Tho rigor of tho present winter in
Now England is proving too severe for
tho Hiiiglish sparrows, ana largo num
bers of them havo been frozen to
A matrimonial advertisement winds
up as follows; "Fortune no object, but
should require tho girl s relations to de
posit 500 with mo as security for her
Oscar "Wilde's mother is terribly
down on Americans for treating her
darling so shockingly. Wo suppose
this means that sho grows Wilde.
A health journal tells "How to Catch
a Cold." Tho cold my escape, for all
wo care. Wo shall not undortako to
catch it. fNorristown Herald.
A man's brain weighs three and a
half pounds. A woman s brain is
Bomowhat lighter, but of finer quality.
That is what enables her to taste lard
in her neighbor's pastry. Rockland
A badly-in-lovo Pittsburg young
man was tho recipient of such a con
temptuous smilo irom his adored one
the other evening that he shrank away,
feebly muttering : "ihou art sneer and
yet so far." PhiVa Times.
Contentmeut is tho unferraented
wine of life, it feeds but does not ex-
hilcrato with that intonso pleasuro
whoso crown is tho pain of unstrung
Morphine is becoming a favorito pot-
bou with suicides. It is much moro
efficacious than campheno or kero
sene, but it isn't so elevating, bo to
Old Mrs. Pinaphor hopes that no
moro lives will bo eacrinced in tho
hunt for tho North Polo until somo
persons go out thero and ascertain
whether such a pole really exists.
It is hoped that photographing iound
will yet bo brought to such perfection
that writing will be Biiperseded, and
prepared paper will reccivo tho impress
I of spoken words.
An Indian named "Man-Afraid-ol-no-
thing" married a white woman iu Mon
tana recently, aud in ono week after
tho wedding applied to his triba to
havo his namo changed.
Four hundred thousand bushels of
wheat were posted at tho New York
Produco Exonango one day recently,
as unsound. The Inspector reported it
as wormy aud weevily. It caused great
excitement in tho market.
Ah 1 old man, how aro you coming
on !" said ono young man to another
on tho street.
"Fiibt-rate. How's yourself !"
"Good 1 Bv tho wav. I bidievn T
borrowed a dollar of you fast week, and
I might as well return it."
"Borrowed a dollar of me !" ho repli
ed iu affected surprise. "I had forgot
ten nil about it."
"Well er cr I was under tho im
pression that it was you I borrowed It
of, but I must havo mado a mistake."
"Ah er como to think about it I
do remember of lending you a dollar
last week "
But his fiiend had got mixed with
tno u,0Wl' nna" was out of hearing,
'''lu moral f tis i'r reader, if
a man says ho owes you a dollar take
his wont tor it, and dou'i try to put on
style, or you may lo6o your money,
Advoi Using pays steady cash
dcuds to all parties interested.