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MIDNIGHT IN A DEAD HOUSE.
Vfo worn mUltiy nlono in tlio twi
light leisurely pulling our cigars when
ono of tlio hospital nurses emtio out
mid whispered to tho doctor that Sailor
John wna "ngoin." Tho passing away
of a mortal Ts an event altout which
thero is always pomethlng of tho mys
terious, and so wo walked down tho
long corridor and ontorcd ward 12.
The nurso was right John was "agoin,"
Like an alto rcliovo, out of tho crum
pled pillow roso a faco that was Ro
man in its rugged outline, and even
tho pinched nose, sunken eyes and
compressed lips did not ohliterato tho
likeness to somo of thoso historic husls
dug up among tho ruins of early Italy.
A student Baid it looked liko Seneca,
and truly thero was much to recall tho
old philosopher in tho wrinkled fea
tures. Tho man in hed 27, restless with fo
yer, turned over so as to luco tho,couch
of tho dying, and with wild staring
oyca watched ovcry sinking respiration
of tho old sailor.
An awkward plethoric heotlo buzzed
around tho gas jet in an irregular or
bit, its hum being tho only sound to
break tho Bilenoo which tho faint breath
ings of tho sufferer softly punctuated.
Tho doctor lifted tho sheet and felt tho
pnlso of tho patent. "Its' about over,"
no remarked and ho laid down tho
There was a rattle in tho throat, a
long-drawn sigh, as if nil tho sorrows
of a lifetime wcro relieved as it died
away, ati'd 'then tho oyes opened. Thoy
looked into tho doctor's, and seeming
to find comfort in tho returning glance
of compassion, thoy closed slowly.
Then thero was a twitching of tho
muscles of tho mouth, and in a supremo
climax of "effort tho lips moved and
faintly canio forth, "Hard a port it is,
sir." A slight tremor shook tiis framo
and all was over.
John had reached harbor.
Then thero was a tread of feet in
tho corridor and tho carriers of tho
dead camo in, and John was taken out
to tho dcad-houso and laid besido other
storm tossed barks that had that day
found a last mooring place, whither
tho whole armada of humanity drift at
last. The hospital bell gavo ono Btroko
to announco tho departure of anothor
soul, and then tho nurso looked over
tho ward book to bco who next should
rccoivo his doso of medicine, and hos
pital life resumed itB quiet current.
Wo went back to tho portico and re
sumed our cigars. "A curious fellow,
that," said tho doctor ; this is his fifth
visit hen', and ho know it would bo his
last. Ho was always begging mo to
bo at his sido when tho end came, and
by good luck I chanced hero to night
"Strango as it may seem to you, this
samo man was onco a king. You smile,
but, nevertheless, it is true. Ho was
cast away in tho Pacific and reached
ono of tfTu small islands out there,
where ho lived and became tho ruler of
a Httlo kingdom. Ho longed for white
socioty and abdicated and went back to
' tho sea.
"But that is not what I want to
speak about," tho doctor went on,
lighting a fresh cigar. "It is his curi
ous ideas of his ab'lity to come back
from tho other world. Ho has talked
to mo by tbo hour on this subject un
til I put him down as spiritualist of
tho most orthodox kind. He has prom
ised mo to make his presence known
on tho night of his nativity, June 30,
and has excited my curiosity not a lit
"I ho could only do that," said I, "it
would bo tho solvingof all out; doubts."
"Yes," replied the doctor, "no mes
sage over camo from beyond tho Styx,
and good sailor as John was, ho can
not, I boliove, recross that inky flood."
The above littlo episode happened in
tho Charity hospital about tho middle
of May, 1809, and tho doctor spoken of
was ono known and loved throughout
the city and State. It is but a littlo
over a year since he, too, crossed tho
Lethean stream, but before his doath
ho told tho writer tho facts given be
low, speaking of them as a curious co
incidence, and not for a moment look
ing at them in a superstitious light.
Ho was a man of remarkable nerve,
was as b'avo as Coeur do Leon and
would bo as little dauntea by tho ap
pcaranco of a simon-puro ghost as ho
would by tho approach of an old friend.
It was but a short tirao before his
death and whilst Canal street was a
pandemonium of sound, and horns and
fire-crackers wero making Christmas
Eve hideous, that, seated in his office,
tho conversation turned on things su
pernatural. Tho trepidations of, youth
over spooks and tho fears ol tho super
stitious 6f older growth wero laughed
at, and it was not until tho subject
drifted to hospital life that tho doctor
"That's a fact ; I don't believo I ever
told -you my oxperionoo in tho dcad
houso of tho hospital after Sailor John's
dearth I never cared about saying
anything regarding it, for if I havo to
confess it, for the first time in my life
i WUS U JHUO WCBK.
"You know the Head-house at Chart
ty hospital and its interior 1 Well, I had
had a caso of aneurism that puzzled
mi ui un, uuu, uuuijr it youui; puysioian
then, I had a natural pride in mv diag
nosis, which did not agrco with that of
mo otuer surgeons, bo I determined
that when tho patient died, as ho was
suro to do, I would hold an autonsv.
Well,, the .poor fellow succumbed at
last, anil as I had been busy all day I
coma not get, uacK to tlio hospital un
til 1 o'clock on tho night of Juno 30,
I remember the data well. Illumina
ting tlio inside room of tho dead-houBO,
thero was but a single gas burner
alight Rigid ou ono of the dissecting
tables was my subject awaiting roe.
"I needn't tell you that, after all of
my student mo at the hospital, going
out thero at that timo of night produc
ed not tho slightest impression upou
moj Wo were too used to suoh thinrnt
to notico them. In fact, so great was
my uesiro to prove my diagnosis cor
rect as against that of other physicians,
i thought only ot tho caso, and noth
"It was anything but a pleasant
nigiu. i may say that i cannot romem
b'er a more disagreeablo ono. A blus
tering norther was blowing and a
heavy rain falling. Tho wind moaned
around tho eaves of the hospital as if
1.J....1 .1.. - c ....re !
iiiiiiuiuiis ui muturura weru in agony,
and tho gurglo of wator in tho nutters
leading to tho cistern was anything but
musical, unco in a whtio a Hash ot
lightning threw out in relief tho bod
ies lying on other tablo awaiting bur
hi. Certainly It was a night of nights
for a visit to a dead-houso.
"Well, I took off my oilcloth coat,
opened my dissecting case, and started
to work. Tho wind stole in through
crevices and tiarrd tho gas so that I
was delayed in my investigation con
sidcrably. Hut after an hour's labor,
l appruached the solution of tlio prob
lem over which I had so long studied,
So full of anxiety was I my hand trcm
bled, and seeing this I stopped, filled
my pipo aim nogau smoking to con
nuor my eagerness.
"Tho faco of the doad man was ash-
on in its paleness, and his flesh was as
cold ns marble. Looking back at tho
picture now, I don t think 1 over saw n
moro spectral corpse than that. Tho
eyes wero opon. and in tho agony of
death tho muscles of tho mouth had
contracted, so that in tlio rigor mortis
ho had a sardonic grin that was horrl
bio in its leer.
"Tho natter ol tho rain upon the
roof was incessant, but it sounded pleas
ant, for it doomed company to one.
Still it did not drown all other sounds,
for now and again abovo the storm
thero camo from tho femalo ward a
wall of anguish from n poor sufferer in
"It took but a few minutes smoking
to recover my steadiness of hand, and
I resumed work.
"Whllo bending over tho body, and
just at a time when tlio greateat deli
cacy Ol operation was ruipuruu, u uui-
loiis noiso Horn ono corner ot tne dcad
houso startled me. It was not liko a
footstep, but was some what liko a
shulHing of feet.
"Instinctively I looked in that direc
tion, and noticed for tho first lime somo
four or fivo skulls on the floor in a par
tial state of preparation. Tho younger
students had been at woik preparing
them for their cabinets. Tho grinning
faces looked as if to clndo mo for wor
king on such a night, but then I was
too anxious about my caso to miss my
"Applying myself again to my sub
joct, I was Boon lost in tho peculiar de
velopments my oyo discovered encli
moment, when 1 was again annoyed
by a distinct sound from tho corner.
"Glancing in that dircolion, it must
bo confessed I was not a little surprised
to see ono of tho skulls moving slowly
toward me along tho flagging of tho
floor. 1 rubbed my oyes nnd looked
again. There it was tho fleshless
sockets of tho eyes gazing at me, tlio
uneven, jagged teeth giving a ghastly
gnu to tho mouth.
"It is a little difficult for mo to tell
exactly what wero my feelings. That
they wcro peculiar I frankly admit. I
fell to studying about tho cause of this
motion on tho part of the skull, and,
examined closely to see whether or not
thero was a string attached and a Btu-
lent playing ono of Ins pranks.
"But no. In the light I could plain
ly discern thoro was nothing attachod
to this rolio of humanity. Then what
moved it t
"Still ongrossed witli my endeavors
to solvo this mystery, I did not tako
my eyes ou this skull.
"Slowly, stealthily and stondily it
came on directly towards where I was
sitting on a high stool. Tho motion
produced a dull, grating Bound, as somo
sharp protuberances of bono scratohed
on, the marblo slabs.
"After it had advanced about thrco
feet it stopped.
"I laid down ray pipe, still keeping
my eyes on the unpleasant object and
tried to laugh away the morbid seuti
mente that had now began to rise with
in me. I whispered to myself how
much I would havo railed at any other
brother' physician should ho havo told
me of experiencing tho slightest feel
ing of nervousness under similar cir
cumstances. Even the stiiienls would
havo retailed tho affair as an indica
tion of my effeminacy had they known
it. Surely there wore mechanical caus
es to produco these results. I knew
that the unsubstantial could not give
motion to tho substantial. My natural
phiosophy told me that there must be
a forco at work to impel that grim
fragment of human frame toward me.
Yet what forco was it !
"I determined not to leavo my seat
to attempt a close inspection, fearing
to bo rewarded by tho laughter of
thoso who wero endeavoring to aston
The dreary monotone of tho rain and
theunoarthly sobbing of tlio wind
turned my reflections to a moro sombre
color, and some things came back to
mo 1 had read in Kobert .Dale Owen's
Foot Prints on the Boundaries of An
other World' curious things, authen
ticated by affidavits, and all the solemn
ity of oaths remarkable royitjitants from
the grave. Whilo dwelling on these
sabjects I recalled tho conversations I
had had with my patient and now Dur
icd somo three weeks, Sailor John and
his persistent asseverations of tho pos
sibilities of the intellectual spirit re
turning to this world of the flesh.
"There I Tho skull moved again.
On it camo, still sliding along in a di
rect lino towards me.
"Do what I could I could not shake
off the feeling of uneasiness and dis
quiet I did not liko tho situation
that about expressed it.
"E e e eks," grated tho skull's
bony points on tho floor, tho sound
tingliug my nerves as when ono scratch-
fs the finger nail on brick or rough
"My pulso crow moro frequent. I
experienced a chilly sensation down
ray back, and a cold perspiration damp
ened my forehead.
"Around mo tho corpses lay, tho
gaslight making them saffron yellow.
"ilicy at least did not move.
"I could stand tho strain no longer.
It was unbearable. I was becoming
the victim ot a weakness tor which i
could have reprimanded a child. I
felt pale, if that is possible, for it seem
ed ns if all my blood had rushed to my
"With a bound I sprang toward tho
skull, and Btooping grasped it with my
nanus, i lined lt.trora mo floor.
"Out jumped a largo rat and ran
scampering away. I oinnot describo
my feelings when 1 saw the cause of
all my discomfiture. At first I laughed,
and then became angry with myself
tor, oven tor n moment, allowing such
an incident to disturb mv equilibrium.
"Examining tho skull I saw how it
had occurred. The rat had entered
the cavity in which tho brain had boon
through tho foramen magnum or nuor-
turo through whioh tho nerve matter
of tho spinal column communicates
with tho brain. Tho skull turned over,
imprisoning tho body ot tlio creature,
and permitted the uso of his foct only
through this foramen. He could movo
tho skull, but whilo it was on tho floor
ho could not get his body out.
"Pasted across tho whitened brow
was a Blip of paper, and on it a Htu
den'ts name 'Henry J. Stubbs' and
below 'Skull of Sailor John, a King of
ono of tho Polynesian islands j died
May 12, lSti'J, (Jharity hospital.
"In an instant I remembered tlio
day of tho month. It was Juno 30
tho night of John's birthday. He said
he would niako himself known to mo
on that night
"I regretted tho intervention of tho
rat Had that animal uover bepn dis
covered by mo thero would havo been
an excellent foundation for aglfcmt
story, ou whioh I could havo raado my
affidavit and thus swelled tho number
of authenticated cases ot remarkablo
spiritual manifestations. But tho rat
spoiled it all.
"Even with tho full explanation of
tho skull's movomonts tho nervous ieol
ing did not pass off for somo timo, and
oven now wnon Juno 30 comes around
I think of Sailor John aud his promise,
which, however ho has nover fulfilled."
2V. 0. Tima'Democrat.
THE COLUMBIAN AND
Prceeavrtlon of Traits.
Tho first picking of apples is usually
tho best, and ought to bo laid aside for
winter uso. Tho second gathering
for apples nro rarely twlco hand picked
should bo sorted out, tho least injur
ed ones laid aside nnd then Preserved,
and those most injured used at onco.
When cider is madu at homo tho samo
rules hold good. Work up thoso np
pies that look least likely to keep. As
we aro anxious to rellovo tho over
tasked housowife, wo strongly impress
on all poisons that Ihcy should seuuro
a largo proportion of their fruit safe
for winter consumption, and that in a
state of nature, without giving their
wives tho troablo of canning such largo
quanUiics that aro usually put up in
American lountry homes. Thq oaro
needed for npjiles is doubly noccssary
for pears, as tiiey nro moro juicy and
lias liable to resist the rough handling
or an uneven temperature. When
fruits arc llrst.gathcicd, they, as it is
technically ixpressed. sweat that is,
they exudo their superabundant mois
ture. If this moiBluro bo carofujiy re
moved twice, and tho fruit neatly wrap
ped in paper, then stored in nn oUuos
phcro that is uniform nnd moderate it
will keep with caso far into tho next
yoar. It is also necessary from week
to wtck to enter tho fruit room which
should not bo allowed to becomo damp
on nny account, ns damp speedily do
stroys vegetable matter and look
over tho rows of fruit This can, bo
dono by taking up a pear or apple licro
nnd thero at regular intervals and ex
amining its state, and then replacing it
if all found safe, rejeoting it if it is
In harvesting small fruit, caro must
bo had to collcot them in dry weather ;
otherwise, they will requiro moro sugar
and moro timo in preserving, and like
wise bo less certain to keep well, still
fruit that is, apples, pears, peaches,
nectarines, nnd such like boar to be
preserved when only slightly pinked.
Quinces ought to bo canned or mndo
iuto consistent preserves about one
month after having been harvested.
The sacohanno matter in tho fruit is
set by that timo.
1 ho harveetmg of nuts is a small
matter, yet annually bushels of nuts
aro lost by storing them in a damp con
dition in frozon cellars or over heated
closets. In tho nutting season, imme
diately after tho slight frosts, all nuts
should bo gathered, tho husks remov
ed nnd tho nuts allowed to remain ex
posed to tho open air, but under shel
ter from rains or sovcre frosts. About
tho first of December all nuts should bo
dry enough to store ; thoy may then
safoly lio thrco inches deep on thq floor
of a well ventilated garret. A cellar
is tho worst -possiblo place to store
fruits in. As every cellar is below tho
surface, it is moro or less damp, if not
artificially heated, and artificial heat is
expensive, and dampness is strongly
antagonistic to safo keeping of any veg
Tho best manner of keening cranes
fresh for winter uso is that method
ursuod in Spain ; namely, to pack tho
ontirc clusters in thick open-mouthed
stoneware jars, layiug dry, putting
fresh hard wood sawdust between them
so thickly ns to fill up all intersticies ;
then to place tho jars in a cool and
even atmosphere, excluding all light.
This method is moro laborious but bet
ter than tho practice of tho Italians and
v rench, which merely consists of hang
ing tho grapes in a dark room subject
a to slight current of heated air. Thus
the grapes are partially dried, and
though sweetened by tuo process, lose
their freshness and part of their Hue
In tho British Isles, where only hot
house grapes can bo brought to matu
rity, the clusters aro retained on tho
vines for weeks after thoy have becomo
ripo by simply moderating the heat of
tho conservatory ; also by cuttling' tho
clusters just before they aro entirely
ripe, dipping tho ends of tho stalks
into a mixture of hot rosin and Bcaling
wax, and then suspending thcra in a
cool, dry and dark atmosphere.
lomatocs will keep fresh and sound
for months, if carefully picked from
tho vines before quito ripe, allowed to
sweat twice, then wiped dry, and stored
as apples should bo ; they need not bo
wrapped in papor. Lemons and oranges
require, however, to bo wrapped in
thin tissue paper. Bananas will remain
fresh for a long timo if only allowed to
hang to their stem in a slight curreut
of cool air. Wo havo avoided suggest
ing the uso of the thermometer, as we
know full well that few countrv farm
"homes possess such instruments, and,
indeed, when artificial means aro not
at hand to afford heat or to produco it,
a thermometer is of no practical use.
Weat wo advocate is tho storing of
fruits in commodious, cool, and well
ventilated garret Btores, rather than the
huddling of them pellraell into damp
underground cellars. Any man or wo
man accustomed to Iivo much in, opon
air is 10 niniBcn or norseit a certain
thermometer, their senso of heat and
cold being more acuto than that of
thoso living m-doors. Uor. to Tribune
Jus. II. Mercer distinctly states that
Acker's English Remedy haH and does
euro contracted consumption. Ask for
circular. An entirely now nicdicme,
An absorber A spongo.
Always in haste Tho letter h.
A guilt framo Tho prison window.
Tho most precious canine is a dia
Show your colors, but don't show
them ou your noso.
Tho path of duty Tho road to tho
Tho train of thoughts loads tho pen'
oil, and honco it is a lead pencil.
Tho youth who "sows wild oats" is
apt to mix m moro or less tares.
If you would bo wealthy, get upon a
mulo i you will soon find you are better
Why is a rosebud liko a promissory
noto ? lUcauso it matures by falling
"Thero is plenty of room at the top,
a tho bald-headed man said to his
Jas. II. Mercor will refund tho prioo
paid if Acker's Wood Elixir does not
relieve any skin or blood disorder, A
new, but thoroughly tested discovery.
Tho definition of a kiss given by our
nirou gin is very oxprosstvo ; "A
kiss is an awful bolt nf lirrhtnlnir mlv.
kcdup with very little thunder and
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Bfiiu.iu ilium uuu p.ur ui ii3 uy aiiom
er wiiu a stave irom a sugar uarrei.
Jas. II. Meroer states that indiges
tlou preparos every one for ditoaso, but
guarantees Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets
to euro all tonus ot indigestion.
DEMOCRAT, BLQOMSjBORG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
Fowls now need liberal feeding nnd
good caro, In order to replenish tho vi
tality lost during tlio breeding season
and months of continued egg produc
tion. Moulting will now commence,
nnd the healthier nnd belter tho condi
tion tho birds nro in tho finer will thoy
come out of the trying ordeal. If you
havo coiivcnicnco ft is much better now
to scparato tho sexes. Add old nails
to tho drinking water two or thrco
times a week, nnd twice a week add
to evory two quarts of mixed feed a
heaping tnblespoonful of flaxseed! meal,
mixing it thoroughly with the corn
meal beforo you pour the scalding
wntrr. Most of tho earlier hatched
chicks arc now sufficiently advanced in
bIzc so that thoso it is intended to dis
poso of should now bo picked out ami
maiki-ted ns soon as possible, as they
will bring about as much now ns they
would six or eight weeks later at any
rato they will not bring enough moro
to pay for the extra nmoiint'uf feed
they will consume in tho interval. If
joti aro raising a good many chicks
somo of your inter hatched broods will
bo oiierrun by tho earlier ones when
feeding j to avoid this a l.ith'ooop
should be mado with laths far enough
apart to allow tho small chicks to enlor
for food, but not tho larger. Somo
fanners uso poles, piled up log cabin
style. Keep narrowing in to the top
nnd then place a wido board over the
top opening, (when the pen is built ns
high as wanted,) on which put a heavy
stone. In fact these pens will bo found
convenient during tho entire breeding
season. Wateh now that your crops
are largo enough to nccommodnto tho
rapidly growing chicks without crowd
ing them too much, theso opprqssivo
nights, and continue yet to movo tho
coops every day or so to now or fresh
ground. Sco that both the fowls and
chicks havo accessiblo shade Tho ex
tremely warm weather U qnito apt to
cause enthusiasm to somewhat wane,
but you cannot afford to negleot your
poultry stock a singlo day. It is not
so much tho kind of fowls as tho
'keep'' they get Any breed poorly
cared for does not amount to ranch, ns
far as profit is concerned. Stinted
poultry is unprofitable and overfed the'
same. Fowls should never bo fedi until
they will eat no more, such a method
is "killing by kindness," they should
always navo a good appetite, and in
feeding should bo watched, and as, soon
as they show tho first inclination of
picking up their feed slowly or indif
ferently don't let them have any moro.
Use a broom if tho yards aro bare nnd
sweep a clean placo every morning to
put tho mixed food on. White-wash
nnd replenish tlio dust bath.
Tho English House of Lord's consists
of fivo hundred and nine peers, which
boats any bridgo in America.
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Seo that tho signature of ALVltED 8PKEU, Pas
saic N. J., Is over tho cork of each bottle.
SOJLD BYO.A. KLEIM.
AND UV DRUGGISTS EVEH WnEHE.
CATARRH Hay Fever,
I have been afulctal
for twenty years, dur
ing tho months of Au
gust nnd September,
with Hay 1'over, nnd
havo trlod various
remedies without ro
ller. I was Induced to
try Kly's Cream llalm !
havo used It with fa
vorablo icsults, nnd
can conlldentiy recom
mend it to all similar
ly anilcted. ltobert
W. Townley, (ex-May.
or) Elizabeth, N. J.
Apply Into thonos-
MAYFEVE R Ely's Cream llalm Is
" n remedy founded on a
correct diagnosis of this disease and can bode
pended upon. Cream Halm enures no pain. Gives
relief nt onco. Cleanses tho h?nd. Causes healthy
secrotlonv Abates lnllammatlon. Prevents fresh
colds, ncals tho Bores, ltesiores tho benscsof
tasto nnd smell A thorough treatment will euro.
Not a liquid or Bnurr. Applied into tho nostrils.
50 eta. nt druggists ; CO cts. by mall. Sample bot-
no uy iniui luuis.
jsui iiKuruca, uruggisxs, uwego, n. i,
Aug a! 4 w
UKAY'H aiMJCII'-IC .UlUHCINIC.
TRADE MARK ThkCheitEno-THADK MARK
I.ISH ltEMKDV. An
unfailing euro for
and all Wseascs
that follow ns a
sequenco of solf
Abuso : ns loss of
EFQRE TAKIHQ.sal Lassltude.mER TAKING,
rain in tho Hack, Dlmuesu of Vision, Promaturo
Old Age. and many other diseases that led to Insa
nity or consumption and a Premature Grave.
11KWAKK of advertisements to refund money,
when druggists from whom tho medicine Is bought
do not reuna, but refer you to tho nmuuf actur
ers, and tho requirements are such that they
are geiaom, vewr, comnueu wim. wee meir writ
ten guarantee. A trial of ono single package of
Gray's Speclllo will convlnco tho most skeptical ot
Its real merits.
on account of counterfeits, wo havo adopted tho
Yellow Wrapper ; the only genuine.
WFull particulars In our pamphlet, which we
desire to bend tree by mall to every ono. WTlie
Specific Medicine Is sold by all druggists at fl
Eer package or6packacsforts,or will ue sent freo
y moll on tho receipt of tho money, by nddrosslng
Sold in llloomsbnrg by all druggists.
YOU CANNOT GET WELL AT HOME.
Fnw Eleciropaihic Institute,
13INGHAMTON, N. Y.
A GOOD PLAGE FOR THIS SICK.
Thohousolssncctallv llttcd un for tho comfort
of invalids who desire a pleasant and Christian
homo, stands on high ground. with plenty of
shade. Personal attention given to every patient.
juccincuy ami uaivamsm 111 1 ueir uiueruiib iuuui
UcaUons u speciality. Prof. Mills has given many
years ot study and practice to this branch, and
hundreds will testify to his skill.
genu tor circular, staling wuai paper you saw
this in. PltOF. HENIIY MILLS,
Mrs. ALIU1S FHENOII .MILLH.
Lock Ilox 7. niaghamton, N. V.
Sept. 7 'Sl-ly.
ffl. C. SLOAN & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS.
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAQONS, &C.
First-class work always on hand.
It EPA I RING NEA TI. YD ONE.
Price reduced to tuil the timet.
E. B. 8
GAS FITTING & STEA31 HEATING.
STOVES & TINWARE.
All kinds of work in Shoot Iron, Roof
ing and Spouting promptly
prstrlct attontlon given to boating by btnam.
Corner of Main & East Sts.,
SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR
SJ.fiO A YEAR
for tho working class. Rend 10 cents for
postage, nnd wo will mall you)w, n royal
valuable box of Ramnln imnrinti.ni win m,i
",1J "'"'"""'it uiyro money in n
few days than you over thought possiblo at any
buslnosn. cnpltnl not requited. We will Mart
121!: Vou can work nil tho time orln snaro timo
only, mo work In universally adapted to both
S -S570.un5 nmi oli- Yu'1 oan vm'W ram from
.cn.ta,.0..3oJcr,y Opening, That nil who want.
J?.t.cst J!10. "isuwm, wo mnkothls unparnllcd
piTeri to nil that nro not well sallslled wo will send
s!,,?Jlft?,,or.V10 troublo of writing us. Full parti
F.l -2ral u'fpoUoiw, etc., sent freo. fortunes will bo
i?Vr 111030 whogivo their wholo timo to tho
"'ft. succas nbsolutclyBiiro Don't delay.
..now Address Hrtston 4: Co., Portland,
ALL KINDS OF .101) PRINTING
ON SHORT NOTICIi
AT THIS OFFICIO.
IPMM and SUMMER
. Vi'KUTAIMMJ AMI INhTKI' TI V. PAM IMI- I.VIMJI I.V IM'ItKAHKl M!MltK!t& 1111
MAIi.M'll't:.NT A.l lOVMA l'KKlllL'MS )J1K.N.
U In 14 th frrt luceou of uur farmer Wor-I Contet, Mitch eij'lrej 3Jy lit. u4 tlit intnj rrquciti nf ptriont
lm vawourolfer loo lit in compete, tj uouolu.K-d to viler the follow lug tnjoiUctai reieuta iv tlu rvui tutilLf
put Hie Iftrgeit liU of wurdi from tlio Utlcr comiTltlu tlie ord i
" USE DAY'S SOAP ONLY."
1-t. No I hi Mold Wulcli.,., Hvrth ll)l i
MJ. Mufiiiart'iitTt'itbtt uud Kulvvr.... H
oru, iJiiiiauuu r.ur-ritic... , , tu
4th. Lutly'M (ioM Wnlut bO
5 tli. (Jfut'n DlHmoiiil hvurt Plti U5
Tth. To lit t Muni,fib Bttin Lined Jv el brwer lil
For tlifl nehieil Hit with fcweil crrori, provided the tin litilulf the number of ord of ttia htgheit competitor,
Ktrnt, All 1ltttnnt be fully prpIJ and ftooumpkuied by two emit uaip for return poitife, itatement tht ton
r mini IIAY'H MIAI Id your family, Dime and tddreit of grocer from whom tuu tujr It, number of ord lu til.
tud )our mute and addre, all ti b wrltuu ou cue hcriof paper, irrte from llit.
Second. Word wuit be written plainly, numlierel. and alphabet IckIIt arrmtRed. The biographic! oiniei, nameiof
dctlo'i.'Rerlpture prnper iiamei. modrra geographical nan ea. and hrltlau name, mutt be clilUd leptraielj.
Third. Only vurdifiuti I lu rbter'i or u'recter dictionary admitiM . tht will include any ord from th flut
to tbti lait with the ntceplluu of pretlsc and mill it a upirate wordi and nbnoltle word j wvrda of iam eptlllug,
but different mea ilu lq 1m u! but mictt, '
Fourth. I'luraU f all win! altultttrd except biographical namei, name of fiction. Scripture proper nmci, tuodvrn
geogrAphlcal uame. aud ClirljtU'i name, hot aiimtrfi'lif denoting rm-i'tre cmo or otturw le not admltud.
Hub, No word counted urtkx t lie teller comprltltiH tlivm arc cuntaloed In. L'"K JIAY'ti feOAl' 0LV. thai
i, ai.v wrd hliiioerl A'e, I V, I D, 1 () i, I I'.JHi. l U. I N. I l,.IY'i, will I thrown out.
hlilh. All llti iuul U lu by lrmltrr lt, aud the rremlume wilt be awarded lc, 70th.
Hi tenth. Fremlmn will xlreq In rntnllim a'Cnrdluit to th Urged 11111. f word.
H(tith. I ltd lnut n H br Mint In rnl!, but pat In envrli'pea.
Mnth. wail ar end llt Innur New York 4 lilirt). 111) i Kiadit Rtreet.nr Aur I'M adilphU OfTice. USO TTevard Pwm.
The II VV'M "( I'haitwenlargt'ly aoldby Mholual and lleiall tJrot er thmuBhout the I'lilltdHtalei for (Irc)eara,
an) ahireier H lut-rU art known It eniojre uuUinnded p'puUrliy. Nnlwlthitaiitltng theu facti we have recehed
V aur hundred letter from pron lu iur roriner rmilvNt, coiuplalnlng that tbelr grnotr did not it p I A 1 S oap, biid
In niaiir Imtaiioe rcfundl hatlr to Mipplr their rH4l.-n.er with It I uni only alandtng lu their own Hal I, bot dutng u
ir'-tt Injiittlne It U l h rrd, aud It I alo our dflrc, that cnt(lant will ue nerj eftnrt tn have thrlr groct-re
Mippli them, but In eae I lift will iml. we will, rn n-erlpt af f 1.00, forward to an; part f the I'nlled Htate, vaaiof
Wlililpid itlver. 'rre prepaid, in rkea. imlndlui tinea of our lit autifully t n.tMed Ptolure Card.
The II VV" fl 1 1 be pun-t in( U.t tp mad, lit It ii th hive no llnllitig. hcaldhn.or Hard Kubhlaf,
It 1itti. nii-l. ami ri'tnu. ucru Trii -mti ir if n
r elrtii nt (ho raptor, I'eaulituili KmhiM.ed I'tumie
II a V li V
lilUKt 1 1 j 1 1 j". 1 1 jo. i ti' lit iiiiw tin ir
Juno 13-13 w
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITE COUKT IIOUBB,
Largo and convenient sample rooms. Hath rooms
hot ana cold water, and all modern conveniences
WRIGHT & CO.,
rEAH.HYUUI'B.COl'VKK, BCOAll, MOI.ASSKH
RICH, ai'IC8. DtOARB 80DA,C, 0.
N. B. Ooroor Second and Arch strontt.
nfordors will recelvt. Dromrt altentln
wnntprt for Tho Uvea of nil tho Prosl
dents ot tho U. H. 'i'ho laritest, hand
somest best Ixiok ever sold for less than
twice our nrlco. Tho fastest Bclllnir
book In America, lminenso pruilta to agents. All
Intelligent people want It Anyone can booomoa
successful agent. Terms tree, IUilktt Hook Co.,
I'ortiana; jiaino. w.v si-jjr
Tho mo-it popular resort on tho Fustpiehinna
Itlver Is the Waiiwullopen Valley Hotel, wapwal
lopon, LUiernoC'o , I'a.
TMn house has buun tnorouL'hlv renovated and
Is lillea ui) with every eonveiilui'ces for trn.
velers, tourlhts, hunting and llshlng parties. His
ilcllghllully bltuated in the midst ota beautirul
section ot river aud mountain scenery In i'lose
proximity to iiiu lainuus
and spoclal Inducements nro offered to all who
tk'.slro rocivutlon combined with tlrst class ac
commodations. The bar supplied only with tho
choicest wines and liquors, excellent btablo no
commodattons, boats to hire c
Agents wantod for million,
'lo edition ot Ids life; writ
ten at his own Home, with
tnnce, by tho renowned Goodrich. Utrgost, cheap,
est, handsomest, best. Elegantly Illustrated, costs
more per cony to manufacture than the other lives
that are gold for twice Us price, outsells all others
ten to one. Ono otour agents mado aprolit ot
over S0 the first day, A harvobt of gold will bo
realized by o ery worker. All imjw beginners sue
coed grandly, Terms tree, aud the most liberal
ever offered. Havo voluaulo time by sending sa eta.
for postage, eta, on free outfit, which Includes
large prospectus book. Acttiulcxly; a day at tho
blurt Is worth a week at tho finish.
July 18 8w if. iiallktt & co., I'orUaud.lle,
For tlio Cclulirntcd Clilcltcrlne, Ivors &
l'ontl, nml Voso it Son l'lnnos. Worlil.ro
nnwncd Kstcy Org.. us, Violins, Accordcons
nml Sheet .Music. Cclebintetl White, New
High Arm Davis, New Home, Koyal St.
John, and Mclit Humiimr Domestic Sowing
machines. .Needles, oil nml ntlnnlimcnis
for nil makes ot Sewing Machines.
8li. Fruit Klsntl, filch, Illus or Atatr llis
fill. Tctt-H-Ti'te Sit, 3 t'leoft. IteJor Au.Ur
lOtli. Hell l'iiti-i-, Ciuufd lUtiiH
1 1 tli. Ice lluhcr,S ti.,l'hMeJ lNubi Wlld
IS Hi. 4'nkf Mnml, Clift! nd Gold I.IdM
Hh. Fruit Klanil, Ulch, Itlue or Atoter (litis IT
mill, t rull Muiid lUKk uryitti cut uuu
- iJK" PREMIUM OF S20
"(IA aotimn ndail claim lur it ir ued a the
f'ard f mant dlff. reindrrlrti riven, ManuUrmrH hy
ii nt, um tii lid m uui aiaauio ti rMU.,r.
BLOOMSBURG PLANINGr MILL
The itnderslgnod having put bis Planing Mil
on llallroad Htreet, In nrst-ciass condition, la pre
pared to do all kinds or work In his line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
turnuned at reasonable prices. All lumber usod
la well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOE BUILDINGS
furnished on application, man and Bpocmca
Tho ScieiicoofLifo. Only $1
BY MAIL POST-PAID
Kxhaustcd vitality, Nervous and Physical Debll
lty. Premature Uecline in Man. Krrors of Youth,
und the untold miseries resulting Irom Indiscre
tion ot excesses. A book for every man, young,
middle-aged and old. It contains 1S5 presorliuions
for nil acute andchronlo dlseasos, each one ot
wlitch UUiivaluaulo. So found by the Author, whoso
cxiierleneotoriu years Is suoh as probably never
before loll to the lot of any physician, aoo pages,
bound in boautltul Frencb muslin, einboSied
oovers, full gilt, guaranteed to bo a rlnor work In
overy Benso mechanical, literary and professional
than any other work sold In tlilscount ry for t3.no.
or tho money will bo refunded In every Instance.
Price only 11.00 by mall post-paid. Illustratlvo
sample 6 cents. Bend now. (iotd medal awarded
the author by thoNatlonal Medical Association, to
tho oillcers nt which lie refers. '
Tho Science of Uto should bo read by tho youn
for Instruction, and by the anilcted for relief, it
will benefit oll-fwiuoii Uuutl.
Thero Is no member of socioty to whom Tho
Hclencoot Lite will not be useful, whether youth,
parent, guardian, Instructor or clergyiuan.-4r;
Addross tho Peabody Medical Institute, or Dr
W. II. Paiker, no. llulflnclt street, lioston, Mass..
who may bo consulted on all diseases requlrtug
skill and experience. Chronic and obstinate dtseas
es and that nave bafllcd the I i n i i skill of
another physicians a sne I'l IJjA I i clalty.
Such treated successful run wnni uly
without an Instance of Ll'X 1 ol'jl jl? fill
uro. Mention this paperr J '
July aw w d
i Croat Medical Work on Manhood
Philadelphia & Erie R. R, Divis
ion, nnd Northern Central
In cfTLCt Mnv 12th. IKS I. Trnlna lrnrn u,,..
0.4S8. m.. Sea Shoro Kxnrem Mniiv mm
Sunday), for Ilarrlsburg and Intermediate si al ions,
arriving nt Philadelphia 3.U p. in.; New York
aw p. m. i llaltimore, 6.10 p. m. j Washington ,
6.S0p. in., connecting nt Philadelphia for all isea
Wiore points. Through passenger coach to
b oo P. m.-Day express (dally), for Ilarrlsburg
and Intermediate stallons,arrlvlDg at Philadelphia
7.2S p. m. : New York. 10.20 n. m. imiiii,li,.
7.o p. in. ; Washington, 8.45 p. in. Parlor ca
inroiigii 10 1'iiiinuciunia ana passenger coacho
through to Philadelphia nnd UaltlmorS.
8,S0 p. m. WUllnmsport Accommodation (dally
for Ilarrlsburg nnd all Intermediate stations, nrrlv
Ing nt Philadelphia 3 eo a, m. j New York 0.10 a. 111.
Sleeping car accommodations can bo secured at
Ilarrlsburg forl'lilladelphlannd New York. On nun.
das a through Bleeping cor will bo run: on this
trnlil trom Wllliamsp't to Phlladelphta.Phlladelphla
passengeracan remain In sleeper undisturbed until
7 a. m.
.!W a. m. Krla Mali (dally except Monday)
for Ilarrlsburg nnd lnteimedlato stations,
arriving at Philadelphia 7.00 n. in. Now York ,
U.S0 a. in. j Ilaltlmoro 7.40 a. ra. ; Waslilugton, 8.5u
a.m. Through inilman sleeping cars aru run on
this train to Philadelphia, Ualtlmoro aud Washing
ton, and through pasbcnger coaches to Phlladel
phla and Baltimore.
B.15a. m. Krlo Mall (dally except Sunday), foi
Krlonnd all Intermediate stations with through
Pullman Palace car nnd throuirh n.iKsrniir
coaches to Krle, nnd through Pullman Palace
cars iu uuuaiu via i.mpunum. un sundas this
train runs to llenovo, with Pullman Palace car lo
WllUamsport nnd passenger coaches to llenovo.
lfor cnnandnlgua and Intermediate stations,
Rochester, Buffalo nnd Niagara Kails, (dally except
Sundays) wlthihiough Pullman Palace cur and
passenger coaches to ltochestcr.
10.15 News Express (dally except Sunday) for
IxKk Haven and Intermediate btntlons. On sun
days this train runs only to Wllllamsport.
1.10 p. in. Niagara Express (dally except Sun
day) for Knno and Intermediate stations with
through passenger coaches to Kane, l'or Canan
dalgua and principal intermediate stations,
Rochester, lluffalo and Niagara Falls with
through passenger coaches to Rochester nnd Par
lor car to Wntklns.
8.25 p. m. Fast Lino (dally.cxccpt Sundnyjtor lle
novo nnd Intermediate stations, and Elmlra, Wat
kins and Intermediate stations, with through pas
scnger coaches to llenovo and watklns.
THROUGH TRAINS KOIl SCNBUltY FROM THE
EAST AND SOUTH.
News Express leaves Philadelphia 4.3d a. m. i
Ilarrlsburg, s.10 a. in. dally, arrlvbg at Sunbury
. ., .... Niagara Express leaves
Philadelphia, 7.40 a. m. ; Ilaltlmoro 7.30 a. 111. (dally
except Sunday) arriving at Sunbury, 1.10 p. in.,
with through l'arlor car from Philadelphia
and through passenger coaches from Philadel
phia and llaltimore.
Fast IJno leaves New York 8.00 a. m. ; Philadel
phia, 11.10 a. m.j Washington, u.40 a. in. ; Haiti
more, 10.01) a. in., (dally except Sunday) arriving a
sunbury, 6.20 p. m., with through passenger
coaches from Philadelphia and llaltfinore.
Erlo Mail leaves New York 8.00 p. m. : Phlladol
phla, 11. '.Dp. in. j Washington, iu.co p. m. ; Haiti
more, ll.su p.m., (dally) arriving at buubury 6.1
a.m., with through ltillman Sleeping earn
from Philadelphia, ashlngton and Ilaltlmoro and
through passenger coaches from Philadelphia.
Sleeper f 1 om Washington runs dally except sun-
SlI.MHIltV, IlAZMtTON it U II.KlWltAItltK
UAll.ltOAl) AND NORTH AMI WKHV
(Dally except Sunday.)
Wilkesbarro Mall leaves sunbury 10.30 a. m.,
arriving at llloom Ferry 11.37 n. m., Wllkes-barto
12.65 p. m.
Express East leaves Sunbury 5.35 p. m., arriving
atlifoomFerryU.30p.in., Wllkcs-barro 8.00 p. 111.
sunbury Mall leal es W ilkesbarro 1U3U a. in. anlv
lng nt llloom Ferry 12.01 p. m., Kunbury 12.53 p. m.
Express West leaves Ukes-barro 2.45 p. 111., ai
riving at bloom Ferry 4.15 p.m., sunbury 6.iu p.
CIIA& PUnif, J. It. WOOD,
tlen. Manager. uen. Passenger Agent
pniLADELPHAAND READINCi KOAl)
AURANQEMENT OF I'AKSENGFJl
TBAINS UtlVH HOPBKT IS K0LI.0W6UMiAY
For Now York.PhlladolDhiu.Readiiii. I'ntimin
Tamaqua, 4c., 11,51) a. mi
For Catawlssa, 11,60 a., in.0.13 and 10.28 p, u,.
For Wllllamsport, ,84 11.45 a. in. aud 4,o p. m
For Lowlsburg and Sunburv. 4 oa n. m.
TBllNS OB EUMBT IJ1ATK AH yOLUIWS, (BOMIIAr
Leave Now York. vli. Tomanua 0.00 n. m. nnii
via. Bound Brook Route 7,45 a, in.
Leavo Philadelphia, 8,50 a. in.
Lo&vo Reading. 11.65 a.m.. hoiivim h. "j ., ...
and Tamaqua, 1,35 p. m.
Leave catawlssa, 6,80 11.15 a. to, and 4,00 p, in,
Leave Wllllamsport ,s,45 a.m.4.05 p. m. uno 0.10 u, in
Leavo Sunbury 4.1 p. m.
Passongors to and from Phlla lelphla go tbrouh
without change ot cars.
J, K, WOOtTEN ,
0.0. HANCOCK, OoneralMahagor.
JaluriSBl-trDSer ttnd T'Ck0t AKOhU
JELAWAIIE, LACKAWANNA AND
.m. p.m. a.m.
. . ..Maltby
tu 1 30
a.m. a.m. p.m
5 50 0 40 2 20
6 65 V 45 2 25
0 01 0 60 2 U
(1 00 0 67 2 38
0 17 10 01 2 4a
8 23 10 00 8 61
II 28 10 11 2 68
6 32 10 17 S 00
0 80 10 20 3 03
6 40 10 25 3 08
0 48 10 23 3 08
6 60 10 29 S 11
8 65 10 33 3 15
7 00 10 37 8 20
7 05 10 41 3 21
7 12 10 48 3 :ti
7' 21 10 10 3 45
7 47 11 10 3 67
7 53 11 10 4 OS
8 00 11 22 4 Hi
8 00 11 38 4 ltt
8 10 11 80 4 10
8 14 11 42 4 Wi
8 21 11 48 4 30
8 28 11 63 4 80
8 31 11 67 4 42
8 30 12 02 4 U
8 55 13 20 5 06
0 02 13 28 6 12
U 1X1 13 32 6 18
0 20 13 60 6 30
8 22 IS 55
8 17 12 51
8 12 12 48
8 08 12 41
8 08 IS 41
8 0.1 12 33
7 50 12 85
7 61 IS SO
7 60 12 26
7 43 12 ID
7 CO 12 08
7 18 11 611
7 11 11 60
7 05 It 4-1
0 68 11 Sil
8 M 11 .T I
8 60 11 30
0 42 It 2.1
0 30 11 17
a 30 11 it)
8 35 1
0 25 11 OS
0 08 10 63
0 00 10 47
6 K.1 in 41
5 40 10 30
p in. 11.111.
a.m. iun. 11.111
w. F. IIALSTEAI), Blipt.
office, Scranton, Feb. 1st, 180.
nVri? tt.V!l8iLa 8tani1 unaor EXCHANGE
in HFiiSiini."., S .ru a.ui,Al(a
flth Ht.. nnntlt nf Piirtn., -
nmVer!?AQ and Kuropoan plana, (lood
nowly furnished. ' "
W. Payne, M, D.,
n"v ""-I y Owner & Proprietor,
WanPfl J?,111130 in every county in this
yv auicll state to tukoorders for Nursery
5k. Wfndw ana OflrnM nn.oimen" lit
;oni AVAOltH. Experlcnre inlho bUBl
uess not required. Nursorlei widely nnd favor-
. ...... . v, wima UUUIVDQ
Tho 0. L. Van Duson Nurtory Co.,
(1K.1EYA, , V.
Van Duson Nurserloa established 1830,
Also stock at wholesale