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I'OSTAOKlanolodifercxacted from subscribers
JOB P KIM TING.
Tho Jobbl nir Department of tho Colum st m Is very
complete, nnd our .fob PilntlwrwlU compare favor,
ibty vvl h that of tho larcenies. Allworkdoneon
snort notice, neatly and atmoderatc priced.
3. E.HIiWHLL, lr.,.,..(ii
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BLOOMSBU11G, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1885.
THE UOIiUMMAN, VOL,
OOLUMUIA DEMtll.'llAT, VOL,
XIX NO 10
XL1X', NO S
lllooms burr, Pa
OtTlco over 1st, National Hank.
1 ' ATroilNEV-AT-LAW.
timcoln Snt.'a lluttdlnft.
J OHN M. CliAIUC,
ATTO UN K Y-AT-L A W.
JUdl'lUK OF THE PEACE.
i 'ntcM over Moyer Uros, Drug store.
1 W. UILt.tfll,
iMTlcein "drawer's bur.dlnj.BccondflOur.rootn No.t
c' HA NIC ZUIR.
ATTORN ICY-AT-L AW.
0,11 corner otContro and Main Btrnets. Clark
(Jan bo consulted lu Uermau,
120. E. KlAVKMj,
ATTO UN 15 Y-AT-L AW.
Nkw Ooi-cmbiam llutLunta, MoomaDurir, I
ito.rtier ut the Unttod States Luw Asboclatti
.il. onions made In nny pin ot Ainerlcn or K
pAOL E. WHIT,
onico In Columbian uvilsiko, Itoom NO. 1, 8-C1I,
a. KNORtt. L. 8. WINTHKSTBIN.
KNORR & WINTERS TEEN,
Ofllcf) lu 1st National Ilank bulldtnir, second door,
flrstdoortothel ft. Corner ot Main and Market
streets uioomsDurg, r.
Bdrl enttons and BoutUUi Collecttd.
J H. MAIZE,
omco tn Malzo'a bulldJir over nilimeycr's grocery.
JOHN 0. YOCUM,
OfUce In Nkws Item bulldlcg, Main sttect.
Member of the American Attorneys' Assotla-
ColSjctlons made In any part ot America,
Jackson BuiUUng, Rooms 4 trad B.
y. II. UIIAWN.
omco, corner ot Tlitrd and Maluutrcets.
Attorney-titLaw, Ucrwick. Pa.
Cm lie Consulted in German.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
3"0nicu llrst door below the post ofllco.
Cn. BAKKLEY, ,ttoriiey-u-l.:ivi
, otllce lu llrowerv bulldlnir, nnd Htory.wocn i
JH, McKELVY, M. D.,Hurgtoii nnd Phy
.slclan, north side Main atreet.belovi. Marlni
AL. FKITZ, Atioroey-at Law. OCiee
lu Columbian jmlldloK,
p M. DRINKER, OUN & LOCKSMITH
ntTiuif Mactiliiea and Machtuory of all Klndu i re
utrtUT OrKRi HocaK Butldtng, Uloomsbtu'i;, Pa.
R. J. C. RUTTER,
Office, North Market strttt,
R. WM. M. REUER, Surgeon and
Physician, ottlco corner uf Uovk and Market
Jit, EVANS, M. D., Surgeon and
. PLysloiau, vuftlco and liesldenoo on Third
Rloomsuuiio, Coi.usihia County, Pa.
All styles of work done In a superior manner, work
warranted oa represented. Tbbtu txiRACi
. ko without Pain bj the use of Has, and
freoot charge when artificial teeth
JOlceln Columbian building, 2nd floor.
Jo be ujch ai all houri during the da$
;CUUI8TIAH f knapp, uloomsbduu.pa.
110MK, OP N. Y.
M Hltl'il ANTS', OP NKWA1IK, N. J.
CLINTON, N. V.
PEOPLKb' N. Y.
These ld corporatiovs are well seasoned by
age and riHK TisTxn and liae never jet had a
lOBSstttledbyanycourtof law. 'ihelr asbtts aro
all invested In solid tEci'KiT ES aro liable to the
Ixisseo I'lioMrrLY nnd kovbstlv adjusted and
ald us soon as determined by christian k.
nait, arECiL aoent anu APJrsiKR Uloomsburo,
The people of Colu i bla county should natron,
lie the agency where losses If any ira settled and
paid by one ot ther own citizens.
PltOSIl'lNESS, EQUITY, PAIHDnALI.NO.
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y,
An absoluto euro for Rhoiunatisin, Sprains, Talu ia
tho Back, Hurus, Galls, &c. An Iiistaiifancous Pain-
reHovlnc ami iloallnt; Koitiedy.
Lots of People Say,
Hero Is Solid
A 1 TESTI3I0NT
from Hard Working Men.
Mnclilalut nnd IlnlMer.
"I havo been troubled years with kidney and
bladder dimcnlly. After using fonr bottlci of
Hunt's Kidney and Liver P.imeot I havo been
completely cured." William C. Clark, Maion and
"Health i better than wealth." '
Mr. ncorso Karg. Machinist, 1183 nidge Ave.,
Phllideltihla.Po., av; ".My tllscaso started when
1 was quite it yonng lad by having weak kidneys.
I havo used Just (lx Imttlesnf Hunt's Kidney and
Liver ItEMtDT, and 1 eolcmuly proclaim, 'I feci
like anew man."
"Good conntel has no price, obey it."
Mr. Henry Williams, Mechanic, East Brldgo.
port, Conn., says: "About two months ago I
caught a heavy cold, which settled In my kldncj .
I got a bottle of Hunt's Kidney and Liver
ItEsir.DT nnd with the first dose began to getwell."
"Light suppers mokei long lives."
Frank It. Lee. ofllco N. Y. C. & Tt. It. It. Ltttlo
Falls, N. Y., June 8, 18M, says: "My father, (S3
yoars old, had severe kidney and bladder disease
for 20 years, urination causing ociito pain. The
weaknesa was bo great he was obliged to wear a
rubber big. Twelto bottles of Hunt's Kidney
ItEMEnv completely cured him, nnd wo consider ft
remarkable. Wo clieerf ully recommend It."
"Deeds aro better than words."
Hunt's Kidney and Liver ltrsiEnr has stood
thetestot time, lthasbeen beforetho public for
twenty years, and has cured t very year thousands
of pcoplo BulTerlng from various dlCR6es of thn
Ktttneys and Llvcr.'nn 1 kindred dlordPrs, who had
failed to get relief from doctors nnd who expected
never to bo cured. Thonsands of testimonials
from such persons attest Us value. Send for book.
"Alls well that ends well."
Sold by all druggists. Price 31. 55. 9
HUNT'S ItCMCDY CO.. Providence, R. I.
X. ClllTTKSTOX, Oencral Agent, S. Y.
Health and Jiappiness.
00 S OTHERS
Aro your Kidney3 disordered?
wore, nricrl had n i;lT(itUi by 13 belt doctor! in
Detroit." M. V.Dcleraux(lIechanlc,lonU,Mlcu.
Aro your nerves weak?
f 'KLIucy Woi t cured tn from nervous wralcnw
CC.afl.T 1 not elTwrtct lollre."- Ur. M. M. U.
Uwdnln, J.U. vhrtalian ilonllor CKiTeloiiU, u.
Havo you Bright'a Disease?
'ManoyWo.t ritred mo when lay water wai Just
Uko chalk oiU tacn like bl.Kxl."
Viante WUaou, Pcabody.Mau.
Suf f orincr from Diabetes ?
"JUdn y.Vor. utliotuubti.ucciH'sriilrciQctly thafe
over used. ul?ci almost linmo.llnto rcllel."
Ilr. phllUg c. Iuliuu, aonkton, Vt.
Havo you Liver Complnint?
'Kldnrv.Wort rum I ma nf rrirnnLi l.irieniitiini
after I proycJ to 1Ic."
iii?nry v.aru, nte cji. cctii Nat.Gaard,lv,y.
IsyourfBack lamo and aching?
tuJLuu i iiau iu i on out or itcd."
i O. 11, Talluiaee.illlwftukee. Wl.
V Havo you Kiclnoy Disease?
f JaJncy-W ort mndo mo noun linllccr antlkidneyi
n;itT yearn rz unmctTbLtui ii.HtorlPir. 1 worln
$14 n bos.'-8at'i llodajt, Wilhambtuwii. Wert V.
Aro you Constipated?
('K'Mnnv.H'ni t. ntiona i it a. n.ninl Intu nn,l iiiw1
tj mo after 1ft jtara ot oibtr mrrtlcinra."
Havo von Malaria?
Ivldnoy-Wort Iia douo better than any otlicr
remwiy I havo cTtr ihk'-I In try practice,'
Pr. 1U K.
Aro you Bilious P
"ITMney.Wurt has done, mo more tood than any
other leiiicJy 1 luv ever taken."
11 re. J. T. Oallo ay, Elk Flat, Oregon.
Aro you tormented "with Piles?
"Kldney-WortiTiiioiififlj tumj mo cf Lloeduiff
piles. Or. V.'. t'. Kl no rc- mime-i!o.l It to me."
Utio. II. Uorat, Caltic r 1. tuuk. 11) cralown, Ta.
Are you Rheumatism racked?
Kldn.'y.Vfort cured me, nfler 1 was clrcii up to
dlo Ly pnyslctai.s and 1 1. id suirereil tlility years.
Elbrido Milcolta, l'bT; llatu, Maine.
Ladie3, aro you Euffering?
"Kldney.SVort curtd I la c,r pecliar trouble! of
sorcral years stanillo ? tlany frieuds use and praNe
it." Airb. U. LamorLa jx, luo La AtuUe, L
If you would Banish Disease
i and gain Health, Take
The Ulood cleanser.
"What li tho nso of auHtrlas with XacL r 1 1 ( '
PainlutlioBidoorlllp.-Ectfttloi.r - a. -Htf
Kidney Ecaccu, CrlcU, fctiltSu j, J"--. -i-L .a i
trl cd Muscles , Cicot c.:: Lvr-j re tj.cyr y,'
oortof ralno'ecreniX'B, citb r jc u crC-x
eatcdTrvlienftltop V.zzX r v.-"' r r icilxtr
relief? rrcparedfronl.urTir c'i,C-iiv.M
da Ealsim, aaii tho aia, Miac vii-tuto cf5
tlleps. T..o bc6 ttrf il.z c piMtv? oxer
i known, -inousanajicjoo. LciaoytuiceiucrB.
Mailed on receiptor pr.-e, .0., 6 f7lX t(
sr-itMifcr.A'tli ". Jyfrrr n
A MONTH nnd HOAltl) for three llvo vouDg
M' n or Ladles lu each county. Address P.
Peb B tw il
rkfrbsknth the rotxowiKa
AJIERICAN INSURANCE COJIPANIKS
North American of Philadelphia.
Franklin. " "
Pennsylvania, " "
York, of Pennsylvania.
Hanover, ot . Y.
oueens, or lindon.
North lirltlah, ot t.ondon.
nice on M trket .-ill cut, No. s, llloomsburg.
net S4, I
Cnttorla cures Collo, Constipation,
- oaa ,,Vomute. dl-
Without injurious medication.
sssMssHssHfiM liT Wiif'j
"Vtiii .. ill cut i for my diil'l 7 You
will not lot tliu lilllo one suffer V
My olil frieml iintl collt'm) olnini,
John lliiriuoti hftiil this !i liu wtiiii(f
my lininl li.inl. I it'iuiitt,'il my I'romist
that in tny own hoincni'St, wlifii lliern
was n nurVury hill of llttlu oiiu, Snsio
Ilnnnon t-liuuM hold it iluiightuiH
We wt'tu stittidiiif; iiion tho wharf
waiting Tor tlu fignal that it was timo
for my frt-'tiil to ttc ttltoatil nn outgo
iti Calif' rntit rlvaimr. IIu had lost
his wife within tho year, and sonti nf
tor was hoifyatcd ly a lire that totally
dt'slmyt'd thu cotton mills in whiuh ho
had hold tliu losition of niiii;rinioad
out for ten ju.iih. With Inn homo des
olate, his purse t-mjily, hu resolved, .n
many .1 man had iloiio beforu him, to
seek'his fortune) in the modem Kl Do
rado, nnd dij for gold in her mines.
The only drawback to this sehetne
was tho (lillieulty of taking his three-year-old
daughter, who had been in the
oaro of hired nurses since her mother
died. I, who shared every thought of
John's mind, talked with my wile, and
found her eagerly willing to take tare
of the little one.
"1 am sure i. loved Mary nt well nt
yon loved John," she said, "and there
H 110 one can have stronger claim upon
the child than we have."
.Si), sine of her cordial welcome in
our nitrseiv, I madu John tin- offer of
a home fur hit littlo one, and it wat ac
cepted iw lovingly its it was offered.
This care removed, my friend hastened
hit preparations for departure, and I
accompanied him to New Yoik and
saw him off.
The next morning I returned homo
to find Susio almost inconsolable, cry
ing perpetually for "papa to come to
My wife was distracted at tho fail
ure to comfort this childish borrow,
and our own three children looked on
"Naughty Susie, who cried and cried,
after mamma told her to bo quiet."
Fortunately,5mie win accustomed
to see me, to snuggle in my arms when
I talked with John, to associato me
with her father, and she allowed me to
comfort her. In thit time violent giief
wore away, and the child became very
happy in our care. Mv business that
of a hardwaro merchant, being very
prosperous, we did not feel tho addi
tional expense of the child's suppott a
burden ; and as the years woro by, slit
was as dear to us as our own little
But sliu understood always that she
was not our child, but had a dear fath
er who loved her fondly, and was away
from tier only to make a fortuno for
her. As soon as she was old enough
she had her father's letters read to her,
and her first efforts at penmanship
were letters to "1'apa.1'
John wroto often for ten years, re
counting his varying success, some
times bending money to buy present-i
for Susie, llo was winning fortune
slowly, not at tho mines, whero his
health broko down, but in the employ
of a San Francisco merchant, and some
speculations in real estate.
lie was not a rich man, ho wrote, af
ter an absence of ten years, but pros
pering when he purposed paying us a
visit. Ho wrote hopefully of seeing
his child, perhaps of taking her home
with him, setting no delinite time, hut
leading ut to expect soon to see him.
Then his letters coated, and ho did not
come. I wiotu again ami again, Susie
wrote. No answeis camo to cither one
or tho other. Wo did not know tho
name of his employer, and after nearly
two years more passed wosadly thought
ho must be dead.
It might have seemed to many un
natural for Susie to grieve bo tleeply
as she did for a father almost unknown
to her in reality, but sho was a girl of
most sensitive feelings, with a tender,
loving heart, and we had algays kept
her father's tiamo before her, stiiving
to win him a place in her fondest affec
tion. That wu succeeded only too
well was shown by her sorrow, when
week after week passed, and there was
no good news fiom California.
When wo had ically lost all hope, it
becaino Susie's great pleasure to sit be
side mo and aik mo again and again
for tho stories I leuiembeied of her
father's boyhood and youth, his col lego
life, our many excursions, and, above
all, of his marriage and the gentlu wifu
and mother so early called to heaven.
She dearly loved those talks, and no.
memories weto m o r e prec
ious than my description of her father's
pain in patting from her, and hisdisire
to win money in California only for
Time softened Susie's grief, and at
eighteen sho was one of tho sweele-t,
most winning ,t,drls I ever saw. With
out being a wonder of erudition, sho
was well educated, had a fair musical
talent and a sweet, well-cultivated
voice. She was tall and graceful, and
when introduced to society with Joan
na, my handsome, brunette daughter,
both became poimlar,
Albert ana Will, my boys, were old
er than the girls; Albert in business
with me, ami Will at college, the win
ter when Joanna and Susie, made their
It would take mo quite too long to
tell of the pleasures of the young folks
during this winter, but Joanna was
won Irom us by a Cuban gentleman,
and Susie became, if possible, dearer
Spring had come, when 0110 evening
Albert camo into my library, whero I
was plodding over a bonk, having
woiked busily nil day. lie fussed
about tho books in a nervous way,
quite unlike his usual quiet manner ami
filially said :
"Father, you have often said Susio is
n dear to vou as one of your own chil
I looked up amazed at this opening
"Well !" I a-ked.
"Will you make her your daughter
in fact by giving her to me for a
Dear ! dear 1 To think I had been
so blind. Susie had in (ruth become so
much one of our children that I was
as much astonished as if Albert had
fallen in love with Joanna.
But I booh found, when Susie's
blushing facti was hidden upon my
breast, that she, too, had given away
1 her heart, and I was only too well
' pleased that no stranger had won tho
I precjous gift.
In September they weto married, i
my son and the child of our adoption, j
atid I gave them a houo next our own
for a lintne, having olil-lasuionoil ideas
about such matteis, nnd believing it is
better for young married pcoplo to
live iiy themselves aud assume house
1 lie new homo was a gem of neat
ness under Stttie's dainty fidgets, and
tho spirit of perfect love kept it ever
bright, Having been brother and sis
ter for so many years, Albert and Su
p'ui thoroughly understood each other's
dispositions and I hayo never known
domestic happiness more pel feet than
Suio's first child, named for her
father, John Harmon, was two years
old, when the mail brought mu a letter
iti nn unknown hand from Cincinnati.
I opened it, and upon a large shict of
paper found written, in a scrawling,
uneven hand, three lines :
"Dkaii Sin : Will you come to me
nt 47 M street without letting
Susie know. Joiin'IIakmon."
At lirst I belived it wan a hoax.
John had written n bold, cleik-liko,
hand, clear as print. This was a scrawl,
struggling all over tho paper, uneven
as tho llrst penmanship of a littlo
But tho more I pomlercd over the
matter the moro I was inclined to obey j
the summons. So pleading buines,
saying nothing of tho litter to anyone, !
I lelt home tiy tliu night ttain lot' Cin
cinnati, No. 4.7 M street I found to be
n hoarding house for the poorest class
es, and in a shabby room, half furnish
ed, I found an aged, worn man, per
fectly blind, who tose to greet me,
'Fred, I knew you would come."
"Why, old friend," 1 said, when sur
prise and emotion would let mo speak,
"how is this? We thought you wcio
"Does Siiie think so V
"Yes. We all gavo you up "
"Do not undeceive her, Fred. I
meant to come home to her rich, able
to gratify every desire of her giilisli
heart. Do not let her know that only
a blind, sick wreck is left for her to
call father. Tell mo of hor, Fred. Is
she well t Is she happy ?''
"She is both, John a happy wife
"Married I My little Susie t"
"Married to Albert, my son, of
whom you may judgo when 1 tell you
folks say he is his father over again."
"I would ask no more for my child,"
Then, in answer to my anxious
questions, he told me the story of thu
years nf silence. He was preparing to
pay us hit promised vUit when a great
tire broko out in San Francisco, that
mined his employer for the lime, and
swept away a row of buildings, uniti
Mired, in which John had invested all
his savingt. Worst of all, m trying to
save tho books of the firm, John was
injured on the head by a falling beam,
aud lay for months in a hospital.
When he 90 far recovered as lo bo dis
charged, his mind was still impaired,
and he could not perform the duties of
clerk or superintendent, while his
health was too feeble for manual la
bor. "I struggled for daily bread alone,
Fred," lie told me. "and A'hcii I receiv
ed your loving letters, and dear Su
s'c't, I would not write booing to send
better tidings if I waited for a turn of
foi tune's wheel. It never came, Fred.
I left California three yeats ago, and
came here, whero I was promised the
place of foteimn in a great poik-paek-ing
house. I saved a littlo money and
was hoping for better times when my
health failed again, and this timo with
it my eye-sight. 1 hoped against hope,
spending my savings to have the best
advice, aud not 11 11 til I was pronounced
incurable would I write to you. I
want you to take me to an asylum,
Fiedi and, as I must bo a pauper pa
tient, l must go to my own town. Vou
will take me, Fred !"
"I will take you to an asylum, John,"
"And Susie 1 You will keep my se
cret. You will not disturb Susio's hap
"I will not trouble Susie' happiness,''
Yet an hour later I was writing to
Sutie, and I delayed our dcpailure
from Cincinnati till an answer came.
It was tho answer I expected from the
tender loving heart, but I said nothing
nf it to Jon.
Caring tenderly for his comfort, I
took him on his way homeward. It
was evening when wo reached the rail
way depot of our town, and as wo had
been long cramped in tho car seats, I
proposed to walk home.
"Is it not too far oil t" John asked,
"I thought the Asylum was a lung way
'Oh, the whole place is chang"d
from the littlo village you left I" I an
swered ; "We have a great town here
now, and your asylum w not very far
He let ine lead lit in then, willingly
etiottt;h, and wo were not lorg in reach
ing Susie's homo. Sho was ul"ne in
the cheerful sitting-room as wo enter
ed, but obeyed my motiou for silence,
as 1 placed John in a great arm-chair,
after removing his hat and coat. Ho
looked wretchedly old and worn, and
his clothes were shabby, yet Susie's
soft eyes, misty with tears, had only
love in their expression as she waited
permission to speak.
"John," I rnid to him, "if I had
found you in a pleasant home, happy
and prosperous, and I had known that
Susio, was poor, sick and blind, would
it have been a kindly act for 1110 to
hide her misfortune from you, and pass,
ing by your home, to have placed her
in thu care of charilablo strangers f
"Fred, you never would have done
that 1" ho said, much agitated
"Never I" I nnswered. "You are
right. But you, John, a-k 1110 to take
from Susie tho happiness of knowing a
father's love, thu sweet duty of caring
for a father's allliction,"
"No, no, Fred, I only ask you to put
no burden upon her young life, to
throw no olotid over her happiness. I
am old and feeble; I shall trouble no
"And when you die, you would de
prive your only child of the satisfac
tion ot ministering to your wants
tako from her her fnlher's blessing."
lie turned Ids slghtluts eyis toward
me, his whole face working convulsive
"Whero is she, Ficdt You would
j not talk so if you did not know my
child still loves her father."
"I am heie, father," Susie saidt and
I stole softly away as John clasped his
child in his arms. Albert was 111 the
dining-room with Johnnie, nnd 1 was
chatting still with him, when I heard
John culling :
"Fted 1 Fred I"
I hurried to the room to find him
struggling to lite, Susiu vainly trying
to calm him.
"I want my child 1" ho cried dcliri
ouly, "you promised rao my child I"
I saw at a glauco that the agitation
of thu evening had brought back tho
wandering mind, of which he had told
me. Albert ami I released Susie, who
left us quickly.
Some tiin r institit than we possessed
guided her, for she returned willi John
nie, nnd whispoing him to be very good
and kits grandpapa, sho put him 111 her
father's arms. In n second his excite
ment was gone and ho fondled tho cur
ly head, while Johnnie obediently
pressed his lips upon the withered
cheek. So, in a littlo time, they fell
asleep, Johnnie nestled in thu feeble
arms and tho withered laco droptng
upon tho golden curls. Wo watched
them silently, till wo saw a shadow
past over John's face, and a change
settle there that comes hut once 111
Gently Albeit lifted the sleeping
child, and carried him to the nursery,
while Susie and I sat beside the arm
"Uncle Fred," sho whispered, "AI-b-it
will go for a doctor. But may I
waken him f Let 'him speak to mu
onoe more I"
Even as sho spoke John opened his
eyes. All the wild look was gone
from them as hu groped a moment till
Susio iut her hands in his. Then a
heavenly smilu camo upon the wasted
lips am! ho said softly, tenderly :
"Suk, my own littlo chiid, Susio."
Aud with tho name on his lips John's
spirit went to seek an eternal asylum,
in which there will bo no more pover
ty, pain or blindness.
Amsterdam, so intei eating to the
student of art, is a wonder of delight
to any visitor by reason of its extraor
dinary construction. Tho whole town
is built upon what was once a mnrsh,
or, worse, than thai, a sea, and is a
vast marvel of massive water works,
dams, embankments and buttresses,
built of very heavy stone above, but
resting upon millions of piles below;
Piles are, in fact, the suppott of the
whole town, for tho tipper soil, most of
which lias been brought in from dis
tant plncis, is composed of sandy loam,
which affords no firm support. Am
sterdam, is, in fact, a city upon stilts,
the stilts being piles from fifteen to
twenty feet long, upon which tho
buildings stand, as it were, in the air.
You easily recognizo tho character of
the foundation when vou look at the
houses in thu older part of tho town.
Here a building is leaning forward in
such a ticklish way that you wonder at
the foolhardiness of the people who
are sitting in the windows and thus
adding to the weight of tho downward
side and you feel safer to pass it on
the other side of the way. There an
other bat -dtled sidewise, nnd leans,
as if wearied, on its neighbor, and a
third has started backward, "?is if at
tempting to save itself from the gen
eral crash into the street, which stems
likely to come at any moment. A
fourth seems trying to look around tho
corner into the next street, as if tired
with forever staring at tho canal, and
the general clfteiis like looking into
tho racks of scenery in tho wings of a
theatre, where eerything has fallen
up against everything else, or as if an
earliiqu ike shock hail lately occurred,
and another and a severer one was
You see this thiug in nearly every
town in Holland, but more plainly
in Amsterdam than elsewhere, because
of tho greater height of tho buildings.
No doubt in tho course of time, Amster
dam will have to be taken down piece
meal, furnished with new foundations,
and set up again, but thu patient Dutch
who built it will have tho virtue to re
build it if necessary, and defy tho hu
mid soil, the percolation of water and
tho endless threat of thu sea to tho end
of time. The courago of thu Holland
engineer impresses me more and more
profoundly with every day I spend in
this hollow country, and I am fully
convinced that if they seriously attempt
to uirry out their present project to
put a dam over tho Zuyder Zee and
pump its h alert into the ocean they
will easily sttecced. A tieoplo that
added jhu bottom of tho lake of Haar
lorn to their cultivated lands by stead
ily pumping for three mortal years, a
little sea, whereon shipwrecks had hap
pened and naval iiatlles had been
fought, can hud the greater work of
diaing tho Zuyder Zee to bo only a
luestion ot a longer time. Alnkiug
farms out of seas cities out of swamps,
mainland out of Islands, changing go
ography and bringing distant people
to bo neighbors are very easy matters
with these slow and earnest Dutchmen.
How Oapt, Kidd Was Hanged.
Tho thrioe-repeated failure of tho
hangman deputed to execute John Lee,
the English convict, will remind many
readers of tho parallel catastrophe that
marked tliu end of Knld tho notorious
pirate of William Ill's lime. When the
"Captain" was hanged, at Execution
dock, tho ropo broke, anil ho came to
th ground still alive, but a second at
tempt proved more sticcesslul, A still
more striking occurrence of tho same
kind took placu in Uussia during the
present century, within tho memory of
many men still living. When Hylaieff,
tliu celebrated jioet and conspirator of
tho last generation, was sentenced to
denth by the Czar Nicholas in company
witli Festal, the composer of the fa
minis waltz, and others of equal note,
heiusistul 011 dying tirst, in order to
encourage his comrades by thu undaunt
ed bearing. But tho rope broke, and
the otlicer in command, who was his
personal friend, tuned tho proceedings
till ho could itiaku 0110 more effort to
obtain a paidon. "Did he say any
thing when lu fellt" asked Nicholas, on
hearing the story. "He said," answer-
oil the ollli er reluctantly, "that it seem
od'the Russian government could not
even hang a man properly," "(5o back,
then," roared tho czar, "and show him
ttiat it can 1"
Tho Inuieitsiiig number of Jewish
tintleigraduatcrt is much remuiked at
Peculiarities of the Mule.
Tho Now Orleans mule is 'latching
it from every point ot tho compass just
now. Tho impression exists there and
is apparently borne out by the facts,
that thu mule is equal to nny demand
that may bo made upon its strength or
endurance. Thcro are no two-mtito
cars. One muio is considered sum-
cietit to draw anything that runs on
wheels, no matter what its size or
weight. Tho strength of the animal is
really extraordinary. There is some
thing pathetic about thjNow Orleans
mule. It is lambent-eyed, and tho
droop of its mouth reminds 0110 some
what of tho mouth of a very small boy
who has been whipped and stands
pouting in the corner. Neatly every
mule in town looks as though il woro
bald. This is because tho win has ap
parently burned the hair from what
might bo termed the ridge pole of tho
mule, nnd lett it oclire-tmted and
The mule has a delicate way of mov
ing. Its legs are small, aud it lifts its
feet as though stepping on tacks. There
is something careless and merry about
tho action of its legs quite out of con
sonance with Us bald back and solenii)
face. Having otic'o started, a mute
keeps on going as long as there is
nothing in front of it. Car horses as
a rule, h ant to stop with alacrity and
stat t again only under the lash ; with
the initio, however, this is different. It
leaves its stablo with a steadfast, earn
est, and determined resolution to get
away lrom the car, and never relaxes
its efforts until it is unhitched some
hours later and led back lo rest nnd
quiet. When the driver jams down
tho brake the mulu keeps tight on
pulling, and the result is that the
ear starts up with a suddenness
that sends the passengers toward the
As tho cars pass my window now,
the mule is seen at his level best. Pco
plo aro going out to the Exposition,
and going to a very considerable ex
tent at that. The bobtail cars aro near
ly as big as the two horse cars in New
York, but they are obligrd to carry
conductors during the rush, as tho ex
cursionists cannot hang on with both
hands and feet to the roof or railings
and put their fares in the box at the
same time. A moment ago a car pass
ed hero with six men standing on tho
step. At first blush this may
seem like a reckless statement, as thu
step itself is about the size of an ordi
nary music book. I do not know how
so many men managed to stand on it,
but it is a iact that tho ordinary com
plement on an 8 by 10 inch step of a
New Orleans car is six full-grown
tourists. People aro bulging from tho
windows, and tho forward platforms
aro so ciowded that tho driver sits
with his legs hauging over tho dash
board, whilo one of tho passengers
operates tho brake. The car is crowded
to this state of fuleucss a tthe beginning
of the trip ; tho driver then starts thu
mule, and no stops aro tnado until tho
Exposition is reached. Occasionally
men pursue a car frantically through
the mud, with the idea, apparently, of
climbing to the roof, but the six men
who are precariously poised on the
steps looked at them coldly, and after
ploughing along a block or two, they
return to tho sidewalk and wait for an
empty oar, which never comes. Then
they start off in disgust and walk to
tho Exposition. On some of the roads
here thu oars run 011 tho right hand
track, and on others they run on the
loft. Thoy never think of stopping
fur a m.in, and ringing tho bell oueo
will stop tho car at tho next corner,
whilo two bells will cause a full stop
if tho driver and mules at 0 so in
clined. Mules receive about as much consi
deration from cart drivers as they do
on the railroads. I baw mi immense
cai t yesterday downtown, piled high
with boxes, standing in front of the
grocery store, and stopped to look at
the mulo hitched thereto. It looked
like a little, old, decrepit negro. Its
eyes blinked with thu habit of old age,
and It wore a stolid and mournful ex
pression. A perftct picture uf a life
time of toil and hardship was printed
on its wrinkled mug. Its legs were
thin and weak kneed, and it was so
miserably small iti comparison with thu
huge cart that more than one passer by
stopped to gaze at it. It was a two-
wheeled cart, and very heavily loaded
aft, the result of which was that the
shafts were lifted high in tho air. This
hail the ettect ot raising the mule
somewhat, so tha; its hoofs rested very
lightly on the ground, l'teseiilly a
large, fat, and guff man came out of
the shop and placed a heavy hairel on
tho tail end of the cart, making it fast
with a rope. The belly band now lilt
ed tho mulo higher yet, and in a spirit
of mild but conscientious rebellion the
mule kicked vigorously with both of its
small hind logs. Its hoof struck the
whiilletreo, and then it sank once more
into stolid repose. The man finished
lashing thu barrel to the cart, aud,
stepping briskly around to tliu ftont of
the cart, casually kicking tho beast in
the ribs as he passed, climbed up to his
seat aud veiled :
The forelegs of tho mulo started
away briskly, followed in n leisurely
manner by its hind legs. There seem
ed to be n thorough independence of
uction between the fore and hind parts
ot the mule, which was explained bv
the iact that its fore legs were off the
ground, whilo the rear legs were firm
ly planted there, liverybody lias no
ticed how tho wheels of a locomotivo
tiy around when they fail to catch hold
of the track. Tho mule kept Hying
away with its lorelega in tins fashion
tor somo time, encouraged by 11 stream
of voluble profanity from the driver
and tho encouraging shouts of tho by-
slanders, livery one hero has tune to
slop and be amused, finally thu dim
cully was pointed out lotho driver. He
descended once more to the ground,
walked around tho mule's head, nnd
tried to lead it on, but it was a futile
Then a bright idea struck him. He
borrowed half a paper of tobacco from
aDystamier, ami, kicking tiiemtiiuouco
more (this little gesture being apparent
ly a mamiestaiion ot amnion), vaulted
on thu mule's back. But tho animal
stood meekly staring at tho stones in
front of it. Presently, aftor all other
means of exciting the mule to locomo
tion had failed, tho man, still silting on
its back, gently but firmly twisted tho
mule's tail. This is the dearest insult
j that can be offered lo a mulo, and the
ancient animal kicked, plunged, and
balked vigorously. Then It stood still
for a moment, and suddenly without a
moment's warning trotted briskly up
thu stieet and turned the corner,
dragging the huge cait after it with
That siimii day there was another
episode, in which the mulo was a prin
cipal actor. It was on tho leveo front,
and half a dozen roustabouts were try
ing to get a lank, body, and belligcrant
mulo aboard of tv steamboat. Tho im
prtssion existed thai tho mulo could be
urged down the stage plank forward,
but after a few trials that was found
impossible. The mule was then blind
ed and its head turned toward tho
shore. Tho disposition of the mulo lo
go 111 the opposite direction to that re
quired of it was then taken advantage
of. The mulo was kicked and cuffed
shoreward, and thu natural result was
that it moved toward tho river. The
roustabouts guided their chargo gently,
nnd when its blinds were taken off and
it found itself actually on the boat it
kicked fourti en times before relieving
Is ieelmgs, by a snott which as only
lalf a bray.
A useful Table.
Tho following table will bo found
very useful to farmers, showing, as it
does 1 ho proper distances far planting
various fruit trees :
Standard pears, on pear stocks, for
orchards twenty five feet apatt.
Pyramidal pears on pear slocks, not
rcot-pritned--twenty feet apait.
the same, root-pruned ten feet
the same on quince stocks, not root
pruned six feet apart.
Tho sama on quinco stocks, pcriodic
pllv lifted fonr feet apart.
Bush pears on pear stocks, periodi
cally lifted six feet apart.
JJush pears on quince stocks, penodi
cally lifted four leet apart.
Pears on pear stocks, trained hori
zontally on walls or epsaliers eight
een leet apart ; the samu to be root
pruned as occasion may require.
Pears trained in vertical, obliquo or
horizontal cordon fashion, may bo
planted, if upon walls, eighteen inches
apart, or more or less as the taste of
the planter may dictate.
Pears trained in horizontal cordon.
to form edgings to walks,, or quarters
of the garden, should be planted on
stems one foot high aud trained on
galvanized wire, trained and supported
on iron pins, a singlu shoot only being
made use of.
Pears trained fan-shape and root-
pruned fifteen feel apart. The above
distances will also do for apples, cher
ries and plums ; these last, when train
ed as pyramids, require to bo grown
with stems eighteen inches to two feet
high, as, if cut shorter they will threw
out so mauv strong branches iust
above tho junction of the graft and
took that it will bo found, with the
greater number of sorts, eo much cut
ting will require to be done that the
trees will gum ami die, and present
groat difficulty to form them into nice
reaches, nectuities, apricots, plums
and cherries, when planted againsl
alls ate generally and best trained
fan-shape, and should be from twelve
to fifteen feet apart, and kept periodi
cally lifted and replanted on tho stir-
lace, merely covering Ine roots with a
few inches of tho hoil.
Bush trees of pears on quince, ap
des on the Paradise, cherrns 011 the
Mahateb, nnd pumt, may bo planted
about the samu nistauce apart at goose
berries and currants, that is, live feet
nparl in the rows, and live feet from
row to row. They should bo lifted bi
ennially, or as often as required, in
November, and they will then form a
charming fruit garden.
A Story "by a Ureat Wag.
LITTLE FAIKY TALK ONCK TOI.H
KOItK. TUP. NATIONAL 1101'SK.
In a speech in Coneress by Sanrcnt
S. Prentiss, (hat waggish ruembsr told
the following story:
"Unce there was a lion thai wanted
to know bow polite nil the beasts were.
So he made a great smell in his don
with brimtonu or something else I
don't mind what jist but it shnielt
enough lo knock you down intirely ;
and then he called in tho bear, and
says he : 'Good morning, Mr. Bear,
and what d yo think of the Rlimell hero
this morning t' and says the bear, says
tie, 'why it shmells bad. 'Phats that
you say V says thn lion, 'take that,'
savs he (ating him up altogither), 'take
that and see if it, will taclie yo polite
ness, yo unmanly eon of a cub I'
".Now, when the bear was ate up
tho lion called in the monkey and ak
ed him tho same question precisely.
Now, the monkey, seeing tlio bear that
tho lion had swallowed Ivin' dead in
the eoiner,says ho : 'May it plazo your
majesty,' says hp, 'it's jist the most de
lightful shmell I ever shmelt in my
life at all, at all.' 'So it is,' said the
lion (patting him on the head nisy like,
so ns to bate the breath claim out of
his body), 'so it is' said lie. 'and now
you'll tell another lie soon I'm think-
"Now, when the lion had kilt the
bear and tho inonkev ho called in tho
for to him and says ho (lookuig very
ssvago and ready to atn him up if ho
should maku the lastu fox paw at all.)
" 'God moruiii', Fox,' says hu ; 'how
does my parlor shmell to-day ' And
says thu fox (wiping his noso with the
biush ot his tan and pulling down his
eyelid witli his paw, as much as to say,
'U yo see any green there, my honey V)
'Faith,' sai lie, 'may it plazo your
mnieslv, l'vo 11 very bad cowld this
mornin', and it's mo tliat can't shmell '
at all, at all 1' So tho lion laughed and
tould tho fox ho was a very clever
baste and tha', he might tread in ills
footsteps if ho could straddle wide
enough, aud that all other beasts
should mind him or he would ate them
up as he had done tho bear."
"Well, tny young gentleman, ami
how would you like your hair cut V
"Oh, like papa's, pleasn with a littlo
roinid hole at the top."
A grease spot can be taken out of a
carpet by applying a warm buckwheat
batter, and the batter can be taken out
by euttitig a holo in the carpet where
tho batter was applied.
An English dairyman says he keeps
a kicking tow quiit at milking timo by
simply "placing just over her loins a
cloth wet with cold water."
Keeplng the Boys on the Farm.
In treating of tho home-life of tho
farm nothing is more common than tho
complnint that the ber-t nnd brightest
of tho youth manifest an unwillingness
lo follow tho occupation of their fnth
eis and go off to swell the population
of tlio towns nnd cities. Probably
this tendency has bean exaggerated,
for wo aro sure tho young farmers of
to-day aro as intelligent and progress
ive in their views as any generation
past. But this could not bo if it were
trup, as represented, that tlio best cle
ment had gone to the towns. The
statement has Ritfliciont warrant, never
theless, to merit' serious consideration.
Tho question is, whether in the sur
roundings nnd appointments of farm
life sufiicietii allowance is made frr tho
natural wants and tendencies of the
young. Is there sutlieient pains taken
to render tho surroundings attractive,
and lo furnish a reasonable amount of
that diversion from regular pursuits
tvhieh tho youthful nature demands 1
No doubt very many aro led away
from the quiet walks ofeouutry life by
an unhealthy craving for chango and
excitement, stimulated in many oases
by pernicious leading and rose colored
descriptions of town-life. Others with
better reasons havo been impelled to
nban Ion tho occupation of their fath
ers by that system of drudgery and
dull routine too often in practice on
tho farm, .and under which young,
sprightly and elastic spirits feel that
they nro unnecessarily repressed and
circumscribed Without going over
ground on this subject that has been
repeatedly traversed by others, wo may
say thnt in order to keep tho boys on
tho farm, everything should be done
within reasonable limits, UiM means
and circumstances will permit, to causo
them to feel and boliuve that tho pur
suit of agriculture is as honorable and
ennobling as any they may chooso ;
that it offers as many opportunities as
any other for the cultivation of mind
aud heart, and for tho development of
the best and noblest tendencies of their
natures. They should bo made to feel
that, if they so desire, thoy may keep
abreast of tho times nnd bo "up with
tho world" in tho best sense of tho
phrase, even though they live outsido
tho busy haunts of men. They should
be led to look upon agrictilturo not as
a pursuit governed by chance laws,
whero there is no opportunity for in
ttoducing new methods, and systems,
for research, experiment and progress,
but that no department of human ef
fort to day offers a wider and more
promising field for careful study and
research than that of agriculture. Let
them learn also that with less means
than would bo required in the cities
they may have tasteful and oonvenient
homes, and live to as high and useful
purposes as thoy may in any place on
Jim Pisa's Door Boy.
Peter Douoliuu has been made as
sistant paymaster of the New York,
L ike Erie ito Western railroad com
pany in placo of Fred Wright, resign
ed. When Col. Fisk Jwas at the head
of the Erie, Peter was his messenger
and dour boy. Ono day Peter had in
structions from Fisk to let no one in
to see him. Dining tho day a big, do-termiued-looking
man called and ask
ed, in a peculiar falsetto voice, to see
Col. Fisk. Peter told the man that
tho colonel could not bo seen. Tho
visitor said it was highly important
and necessary that he should havo
Fisk's ear for a few minutes. Peter
stood linn to his declaration that no
ono could see tho boss of Erie. The
man persisted, and, sicing that the
youthful guardian of Prince Erie's
door was not to bo changed in his de
termination, put the boy !rapaiiently
aside and said :
"Here, boy; I'm John Monissey,
and mnst seo Col. Fisk."
Ho then pushed by and passed to
ward tli" door. But i'eter Donohuo
wasn't tliero to be used that way.
"1 do t care if you aro John Mor
risy 1" he exclaimed, ns tlio broad back
of tho famous ex-prize fighting con
gressman loomed iu front of him ;
"you can't go in ther"!"
With these words Peter jumped for
ward, nnd, with a spring liko a cat, lit
square on Morrisy's back. He climb
ed up it liko a squirrel, threw both
arms around the congressman's neck,
and hung on for dear life, shutting off
Motrisy's wind and fetched him up
with a turn. Morrisy shook tho 1 oy
off with ditllculty, and at lirst seemed
inclined to pulverize him, but ho look
ed down at tho pugnacious littlo fel
low, standing in a determined attitude
between him and Col. Fisk's door, the
humor of the situntion struck him, and
ho burst out laughing.
"All right, havo it your own way.
I'll call again to-morrow," said he,
and he walked out of tho ollice. He
had been gono but a few minutes
when Fisk called Peter, aril told him
to let John Mortisy in if ho called.
"Ho's been here," said Peter.
"Where is lie V asked Fisk.
"Well, he was bound to como in
against orders, and I put him out,"
Morrisy told Fisk tho story of his
encounter with the door boy ilext day,
and several bottles of wino were order
ed on tho strength of it.
Don't Wear Tight Shoes.
A letter from Warsaw, N. Y., says :
Probably one of the gri-atist of suffer
ers, nnd" from a peculiar cause, is Ad
am Piaff, a well known resident of
that town. Time yeais ago he was
drawn as a juryman, and woro to
court, at Baih, a new pair of boots for
the first timo. Thoy weto too small
for him, and although they gavo him
intense pain he kepi them 011 all of
ono day. When ho removed his boots
ai night be found no relief from the
pain, and was unable to sleep. Du
ring the night his fiet, legs, hands,
arms and body began to swt II, and his
bufferings became so great that ho wns
obliged to summon aid, and was re
moved to his home ns soon us possible
From that day to this the pain has
never left him for an instant. His
joints are etdatgul greatly, whilo his
tots, fed, nnd bunds aro greatly swol
len tot Into times their natural size.
Tlie llesh on some poi lions of his body
is shiutiken and withered. Ilo is en
iirely htlplcss, nnd cfynnot havo his
chair without hi lp, sd bus to bo fed
like a child. Mr. Pinll's suffering aro
at linns ttrnblo to wittier, and lie
prays for death.