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THE COLUMBIAN AM) DEMOCRAT, BEOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
I TfaU Possible?
IttDott comet Mist C,?cncr.l Grant's, lm.
proTctl condition Is dud to the fact thtt bo
la using a "simple TcgcUblc preparation"
forwarded by one ot our consuls Iron
South America, and sent Mm by iho ,8ur
Rcon'Ocncral! Is thU possible! Bjr an
"u'n'tuihorjzcd" remedy? Shocking!
And jet, If IliU "slmplo vegetable pre
paration" were owned nnd advertised bjr
nny one as a specific for Oils terrible dis
ease, certainly the Surgeon Gencrat would
not commend It, nor would bigoted pby.
sllans prescribe It t
Nevertheless, It la a fact that many of tho
best droprletary inodicinc Of the day, as
the late Dr. J. O. Holland stated In Strih-no-'j
Monthly, slclans, and' most of them, tt
should be remembered, were at flrat dis
covered or used In actual medical ptacllc.
When, howcrer, any shrewd persons know
ing of their virtue and fore-scctng their
popularity, secured nnd advertised them,
then, in tho opinion ot llio bigoted, all vir
tue went out of them t
Isn't that absurd !
We believe that a remedy, If properly
made, Is Jtut as effective when put up, ad
vertised and sold In bulk, ns when doled
out to patients as enormous expense by
Why not 1
If General Grant Is getting belter througn
n simple unauthorized vegetable prcpara
tlon where Is tho vanntcd exclusive skill of
the medical profession !
Apropos ot the suspension of some very
prominent members by the Medical and
Chlruglcal faculty of Maryland, for endors
ing advertised remedies, the Baltimore
American (April 25) says that ''when a pa
cnt medicine goes on year afterycar widen
ing It circle of believers, It is a pretty fair
evidence that there Is merit In It. Tho re.
gular doctors may Ignore It, and expel any
of thelrjncmbm who use it, but when
they do so their action looks more like envy
against a successful remedy than a true
desire to protect the public" The failure
in the Garfield and Grant cases, the Ameri
can thtnks, and properly, has knocked pro
fessional professions higher than a kite.
Hut this Is not a singular Instance of un
professional power over "Incurable disea
ses." That "simple vegetable preparation"
now everywhere known as Warner's safe
cure, was once an authorized remedy ; was
pronounced a "god seno" to thq medical
profession for the cure ot kidney and liver
disorders, malaria, general debility, spring
feebleness, female irregularities, etc., by
many leading physicians, but when the
formula was fully perfected, and the medi
cine was put up In bulk and advertised so
that every sufferer might know of It. and
treat himself, then the profession turned'
upon it and let their patients die rather
than to use it ?
Tills Is certainly a strange proceeding,
bat it Is on a level wlta all the rules and
regulations of a code which has gone so far
as to forbid a physician displaying beyond
a certain size his name and profession upon
his sign I
But the world moves, and merit wins the
THE SASD-FLYOf II AG DAD.
It is commonly said thai there, nro no
bugs in Arabia, tho drjr beat killing
them oil off; and certainly all the
names given for tnqcrcature tn Arabio
dictionaries aro either taken from the
Turkish or manufactured. Considering
what a vast field', lot blood-rockers in
Bagdad, and what .myriads of this partic
ular species are constantly coming into
it, if only from Bombay, in tho boxes of
travellers and pilgrims, what becomes
of them a1!! is a problem in natural his
tory, anything like, extreme hent, even
supposing that to have tho effect
alleged, occurring only between June
and Beptember. Anyhow, it was a com
fort to feel safe on that scoro at least in
turning in for the night in a billet
which, if there liad been a member of
tho family in all Bagdad, looked as if it
would -hayo been sure to hold him. But
morning brought tho discovery that if
tho bug was absent ho was represented
by a Bond-fly with a body hardly bigger
than a mite's, a pair of wings like tiny sails
and a poison-injocting and blood-sucking
aporatos of extraordinary calling.
Liko Dr. Byntau, when the boiling
water from Dolly's kettle had decanted
itself into his shoes : " The scalding tor
meat in his feot" soon mode the half
dressed victim fain to pull off his soaks
and rub until tho skin was raw, in hopes
of getting out tho venom.
Homo even ascribe to this causo tho
singular ulceration of tho skin to which
natives of Bagdad, especially in child
hood, aro liable, and which seldom falls
to attack European and other strangers
during thoir first year of residence.
Eithor from the season when these sores
gonerully break out, being that when tho
date is nearly ripe, or from tho scar left
by them resembling that fruit in sizo
and contour, thoy uro quito commonly
spoken of as "date sorei."
Tho number of peoplo in Bagdad
whoso faces aro more or less disfigured
in this way frightens most all new
comers. Hitherto the result of medical
surgical practice lias gone to show that
on whatever constitutional, chmatio or
external cause or cause. depending, the
affection, liko so mi ny othors, is best left
alone. In tho lictltiiy it runs its course
in about ti year, wm;fimcs only ono
soro appearing, but oftcinira succession
of them. Thoy are not in '.ho least pain
ful or dangerous and, except wheu on
very tender spots or parts wliioh aro
essential to locomotion, tho natives of
Bagdrfd appear not to m'nd or bo much
annoyed by them one iiisinuco nioro of
the eel growing usod to the skinning.
THK I'AllADlfcK OF MtATWt.S.
Holland is tha mradise of sluitors. its
highways being canals which are
covereu wmi ico uuuriy uuu um
Tho ladies there go shopping on fckatcs,
lvnvn ulrntii to im.l from school, older
members of tho family go to church on
skates J the jwstmaii delivers his lottcrs
und tho doctor usils lifs pitients on
them, (tuil ovcu llio solemn pastor
moves on skates when ho visits his
parisliionors. Dairymaids skato to town
with full nails of milk, of which not a
drop is spilled, and farmers' daughters
skato to villages wltlt u lull uasuei oi
eggs ill each hand. During tho Spanish
invasion several vlotorieswcrowonby tho
native soldiers who, on stales, suddenly
moved on tho foroes of Alva, and as
nniotlv retired to thoir own camp. For
a nerlod of moro than four hundred
years tho soldiers hnvo been trained to
perform evolutions ou skates.
AN IHOJ CUSTOM.
Tho man who holds tho mast important
government offlco in China is pot only
nrnns'od "for its uottlect if ha can show
tliat ho was engaged in some ceremonial
counoctod with -'is ancestral unties, uut,
l.nuM mm nf bis mrents die whilo he
is in ofiloe, ho is aotually obliged to
retire from imbllo llio loru penoa oi
many months, uo matter jmw umiu.ii
llioy bo the puliliu interests thus socri
flced to uu iron minium.
In cominerca bribery is cnllol com
mission. Of OT.trto I ill uol refer to
tho openly charged oinmkslou of brok
ers, mcrchantA ur others. It is tho
secret commissions licit are bribes.
When donlcitin rtrmti Irtlto comlssiou
from tradamiaM they merely follow n
custom of corumer.;o tlui prevails in tho
city of LViudnn nn l other commercial
centres. A parcel of goods liM to bo
worked off. It if a lurilif, but still tho
buyer Booms to hnitato about purclini
ing tho lot for hi firm. The seller in
in' abstracted manner counts 50 gold
likenesses of tho Qtieon into a bag and
qnito abstractedly drops the bag in tho
bnyor's pocket. Then the bayor buys.
Or tho buyer knows an old soldier who
lias deserved well of his country and
who is poor. Tho tienevolent nnd
patriotio seller begs t!io buyer to givo
the old soldier 10 or 30, nnd after that
softening deed of charity tho bnycr
buys. It is not worth while to
notice tho dinner bribing, except to
obscrvo that some men nra wonderfully
influenced by a free meal. A man who
might resist tho allurement of n ten
pound note is brilied by n one-pound
dinner. I am acquainted with a suc
cessful promoter. Ho lias retired from
the profession with n fortune, and has
become a very stern moralist. He lias
known of 20 comtnlssluus being paid or
arranged .beforo a property could bo
sold to a company, or rather a company
got up to buy tho property. How did
ho indnco men of petition to become
directors of inferior companies, of
enterprises that wero nearly snro to bo
woundup? Often through the wives. Ho
was not a ladies' man, but ho supposed
that no ono had bought and given
away so many jewels. Oet tho wifo to
accept a diamond bracelet and tho
husband would be sure to accept a seat
at any board. "Besides, the directors
do not stand to lose ; they may win and
they have thoir fees, besides tho
douceurs and commissions." It
appears that appointments are sold, and
the money paid for an appointment is
called a donceur. Commissions aro
secret gifts or allowances from those who
sell to tho company. The douceurs and
tho commissions aro divided among tho
guinea pigs. I cannot vouch for tha
correctness of those statements, but cer
tain it is that gentlemen of social posi.
tion have been induced to act as limited
bubblo decoy dnoks, and tho directors
of smashed li mi teds seem to flourish.
UOW TO IIB INITIATED A SIOUX.
The Indians were armed with sticks,
moccasins, and everytlung tliat conld bo
used to strike with of a naturo that
would inflict, pain without doing great
bodily injury, but chiefly with a kind of
cat-o'-nino-tails used by the Indians in
riding their ponies. This is a tcrriblo
weapon, having a large number of
strings, on the end of each of which is a
large chunk of lead. Tiiero wero a large
number of squaws in the linos iu addition
to tho braves, who appearod to take as
strong an interest in the matter as tho
We wero stripped naked with the ex
ception, of bre'pch-clonts, which were
given us. I was placed first in the line
of twenty-five, the run being made by
all together in single file. This was a
decided advantage to me, us I could go
as fast as I liked, not hiving to depend
on the speed of other?. A friendly
Indian signaled me, giving mo to
understand that I was to run as fast as
r could. I did not need tho adrico after
I pat well started, but it served me until
I got past the tlrst dozen, ns I started
while they wero eliattiug among them
selves. But tho rest of tho way I got
it, I tell yon. I just ran for dear life,
taking Hie Mows as they cama. I could
not repress Mmw exulam itions of pain as
tile whips" " cut into my ilesh, but I
managed t keep from disgracing my
self in the uniids of the Iiidiaus. Nono
missed after the first doz?n tliat I know
of. They laid on tho blows just as hard
as thoy could, but cuuforjied strictly to
their law, which is not to leave thoir
place, in the lino to inflict further pun
Wheu I reached th uud of tho lino
the, first thnn I was covered with blood
anil completely winl"d, boiug scarcely
able to stand. Wo m iuagv'd, to got
through with our live, not one of the
twenty-tivo falling or. giving up. V?o
wero then admitted to membership in
DOII.K AMI HI IlltAOONF.
Xo living uatur.JUt knows so mncli
about dragons as Doyle. licit to farrios
he has studied them mora than any
other proviuoa of animated naturo. For
tho most part they have been hostile to
man to the extent of habitually dining
on human virgius, nnd many knights
since St. George have sought to win
fame and tho favor of the rescued
maidens by defying thorn to single com
bat. Our artist shows us not the combat
itself, which hai per!ia;is been so often
treated bymedueval painters us to be in
capable of fresh presentation, but the
prefoco and the last soouc. Thus tho
historic dragon of Wuu'loy roused by
the loud challenge of tho champion who
dofies him from the summit of tho rock,
is issuing from his craggy lair with an
aspect suggestive of irritated feeling and
bad language, wliieh lemimls us o: tho
felonious inmate of a London slum once
visited by Dickens, who lookod out of
window, angrily doainndiug: "'What
the adjective subitaiitive do you want
here I" The end of tho combat, under
tho title of "Tholljtunior tho Dragon
slayer," is a fuvorito subject with Doyle,
who evidently coinm moratos several
distinct events of this kind for whoio.
nsiuouo the drag i slain i dragod by
the tail, in others hi is lid in captive by
his conqueror (in mo ous. with tho
knight's pocket h.uidku.uUiuf tied over
tho dragon's eye, injured in tho con
flict); and in a drawing which wo
lomcmber as exhibited a fewycan ago,
tile reptile's lougitudo wai such that,
although ho extended along mi entire
street, his tall was stil, round the ooi uer.
But iu all coses tho knight c.i.ucoliw
proudly through tho town, amid tho
applause of the populace, and tho greet
ings of clvio functionary, il.i.no,
and demoiselle - everybody ad.airiug
uud congratulating, except another
knight, who preserves a lofty and dis
dainful aspect, to sho.v how light y it
wairior of his powoss esteems stio'.i'
The beat, clement and most economical ualr drcu
lnir. Never falls to restore the youthful color to
trray hair, 'l itis eltyaut dreuln; la preferred by
account of Its superior cleanliness and purity. It
contains materials only that are beneficial to tl
HISCOX & CO,,
1G8 William Street, New York,
may Mw d
HI - a nJr
kit -i lr
! MERCHANT TAILOR,
Who always gives you tho latest
styles, nnd cuts your clothing to lit
you. Having had tho experience lor n
number oi years in tho Tailoring Ilusi
ness, lias learned what material will
give his customers tho best, satisfaction
for wear nnd style nnd will try to
please all who give him a call. Also
Gents' Furnishing Goods
OF ALL DESCH1PT10N9.
HATS, CAPS, AND UMBRELLAS
Always of the latcsf styles. Call and ex.
UII1IDU Ills BMH.K UHUrC lirciiuaiug
Store nest door to First National Bank
Corner Main it Market SU.
BLQOMSBURG PLANING MILL
THe understrncd Han or Dut Lis Flunls? Ml
on Kallroii street, In Orst-ciiss condition, is pri-
parea w uo an kihus oi worx la ais line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
larnisnea at ressonable prices. All lumber usea
Is well seasoned ana none bat skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
furnished on application. Plans and specific
loai prepared by an experienced drauchuman
Plumber and gasnttcr. Hear of Schuyler'a bard-
w re lore.
All kinds nf flttlnra fnr fcfftm. ffft.1 and water
pipes constant! on hand. .
Itooflmr &nd finouttn? attended to at fihort. no.
Tinware of every description made to ordf r.
Orders left at Schuyler S Co'a, hardware' store
will be promptly filled.
Special attention trl7en to hftittn? hr Rteim and
NEW LUMBER YARD.
The undersigned has started a lum
ber yard, and has on hand all kinds
of the host (juality, Hoards, Scantling,
Joists, Fencing, and every other shajje
up to 32 feet long. Inquiro at T.
Feb 27 Jim
E. B. BROWER,
flAS FITTING & STEAM IIEATJNfi.
All kinds of work in Sheet Iron, Hoof
ing and Spouting promptly
WStrlct attention slven to heating by stram.
Corner of Main & East Sts.,
Bloonisburg, Pa. ,
HlmitSIXTS TUt rouowiKo
A1IEKICAN IK8UHAN0E COMPANIES
North American of Philadelphia.
Kranklln, " "
Vorn, of rnnsylranla.
Hanover, of .N. v.
Oueens, of London.
North British, ot London,
onico on Market btreet, No, 6, lllootnsburtr.
oct. U, l- '
I7HEAS IlKOWN'S INBORANCB
; AOENCV. Jloyer's now bul.dlnif, Main street,
Ktna Insurance Co., of Hartford. Conn lT.ors.2a)
ltoyal of Liverpool ,. is.tm.ouo
Lancofchlro . mnnnj
Flro Association, rwiadelphia 4,IM,?10
. uiLiii., v lAiuuuu.,, v.-wn,ato
I)tidou & Lancashire, of England l.'Ou.tro
Hartford ot IIattford'.,i.ir, 3 W3.UM
Hprlnpleld Hre and Marino 8,00.4,580
for the Insured without delay In tha onico at
Bi.oosisiiuuo,Coi.uiiuiA Colkty, Pa,
11 styles of worlc done In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented. Tsstii Uxtbict
id wnnocT I'iiH by the use ot (las, and
tree of charge hen artificial toth
Jtllcc In Columbian Imlliiluj;. find lloor.
Jo be open at all houn during the dai
isnri or wu, t, illim, ntxiissn.
Utters testamentary in the estate of Win, j
Allen, lata of Madison township, deceased, lime
beengrauted by the Heglster of said county to
the undersigned executor. All persons having
claims agalnat tho extate of said deculcnt are ro
quested to present them for settlement and thohe
Indebted to tha cUito to make payment to the
undersigned without delay.
ilEOUOE W, SUl'LKE,
Jcraeytown, l'a. Executor.
Al.h KIND OF JOB POINTING
ON SHOUT NOTICE
AT THIS OKFIOR
W Oman's Buffering and Belief.
Thtrw lsDjtllil, tiresome setwatlons, cawing you
to frtl scarcely able to bo on roar fret, thtt con
stant drain that Is taking from your system all Its
former elasticity, JrUlng tho bloom from your
checks t that continual strain upon your tiuti
forces, rendering you Irritable and fretful, can
easily bo remot td by the use of that marrelous
remedy, Hop Hitters. Irregularities and obstruc
tions of yoursystcm, are relieved at once while the
tpeclil cnu of periodical pain are permanently
remot ed. Xon receive so much benefit, and none
are so profoundly grateful, and show such an In
tercut In recommending Hop Hitters oawonitn.
a i-oarxL caiid Moitr.
I was alTectcd with kidney and urinary
"For twelve years I"
Alter Irj lnp all the doctors and rtatcnt
medicines I could hear of, 1 used two bot
tles of Hop
And I am perfectly cured. I keep tt
"All the tlmo!" respectfully, II. F,
Boolh, Saulbufy,TeMi.-May4, 183-1
UHAOonn, 1'a., May 8, i;ti.
It has curcil me of several dlMasra, such as ner
rousness, sickness at the stomicJi, monthly troub
les, etc I have not iren a sick day In a year,
since! tooK Hop Bitters. All my neighbors use
them. Mrs. Fakkik Gp.irv.
"A tour to Europe that cost me 1.1,0 0, done me
'les good than one bottle ot Hop Hitters ; they
"also cared my wife of nrteen years' nervous
"weakness, sleeplessness and dyspeiWa."
It. it., Auburn, N. Y.
So. Hloomixutiu.e, May 1, T.
fins 1 have been snffertngten years, and I tried
your Hon Hitters, and It done me more good than
all the doctors. Miss s. s. Hoonk.
We are So thankful to say that our nuntng baby
was permanently cured of a dangerous and pro
tracted constipation nnd Irregularity of the bowels
by the use of Hop Hitters by Its mother, which at
the same time restored her to perfect health and
1 ' -.TH IMrcnta, liochester, N. Y.
twxono genulno without a bunch of green
Hops on the white UbeL Shnn all the, rile, pol
onous stuff with "Hop" or "Hops" In their name.
To tho usual largo stock of Men's and
Youths' Clothes at the Ledger Building
Store we now alio carry a full line of
Boys' and Children's Suit's all stle.,
all grade?, lowest prices.
A. C Yates & Co.
G02, GOGOG CHESTNUT St.,
IT LEADS ALL.
No Gtber bloorl-purif jing mollclne Is made,
or haa eTer teen preparcJ. which bo com
pletely meets tlio wauls of pLjvicans auii
ih) g.-nciaL public as
It leads the lbt as a truly sclcntlne prepara
tion for all blooj diseases, if there Is a lurk
Qnnnnil A UigUlnt of Scrofula about you,
OurtUrULH Avun's SinsAfAiuLLA will
dislodge It and expel It from your system.
For constitutional or scrofulous Catarrh,
PXTIDDU AVKU'S HAH8A1MUILH. Is tho
Unlnftltn ruo remedy. It Las cured
numberless css. It will stop tho nauseous
catarrhal discharges, and reinovo the sicken
ing odor of the breath, which ore Indications
of scrofulous orin.
Ill PCDfllH! "atto,Tex.,Sept.28.1S82.
ULOCnUUO "Xt the nge of two years one-of
QflDCQ my children was terribly ulHicted
UUnCO wrftU ulcerous running sores on Its
face and neclc. At the tame tlmo Its eyes
were swollen, much Inflamed, and very sore.
CflDC CVCO l'h jslclans told us that a pow
OUflC LlCO erfulalteratlremediciuemust
bo employed. They united In recommending
Area's Baksimuilla. a few doses pro
duced a percebtible Improvement, which, by
an adherence to your directions, was contin
ued to & complete nnd permanent cure. Ho
evidence hM since appeared of the existence
of any scrofulous tendencies; and no treat
ment ot any disorderiwaa ever attended by
11. I'. JOHNSOS."
gold by all l)nij!2litsj SI, six txitlles for t
SPECTACLES AND EYE-GLASSES
L0M.iSP- MAG,C LANTERNS.
Uratrlns Instruments. Philosophical and
.,. , Cheiolcol.Appsiriitiw.
List snd DtscriMlmjs of oor Ten CtUkaoM snt
rllKK on application.
it tL.-A m at. Mitt n i mj
924 Chestnut St.
THE WONDERFUL 2-LB BAfl.
WADK ONLY IIY
Gowans & Stover,
Buffalo, N. Y.
I'or sale by all first clas grooeif.
AprU lo-l-j r r
Read and Save Money,
Now is the time to Build.
K6l Herman rineSidlnj 5 or o In.
. . Ida f I?
No l M Inch siding planed. n
no per in.
iiemiuc'K iierman siding, n inch u
" " Iloorlug, 14
white pine J?
" jeuow ." ' io
" surfaced plnolioardi, tr
11 sawed nine whlnt te s
NO 8 ," " " s
No 3 " " " i
No I sap sawed plno shinnies. i
" hcmloclc saw ed 2
" heart shaved ploi' " from W 00 to 7
" sap " " " s () to i
" heinloclc" " " i i oi tot
'i shlnglolath, ' a
11 tilastorlng lath, x
Hemfoclc fencing, u
guagud fencing 0 Inch wide, 10
" boards 10 tor. inch wide, 10
" Mils any size from tlOOOlolt
I keep a full Btoclc of the
above kinds of Lumber always
on hand, and will sell at theso
prices during year of 1885.
Orangeville, Columbia Co., Pa.
t-ON TUB KUROl'KAN I'l.AN.-
Victor Koch, Proprietor.
llooios are bested by tteoin, well v cntllated and
elegantly furnished. Hneet liar and Luucu couu.
ter In the city.
Meals to order at all hours. Ladles and Gents
llestauriint furnUhed wllh all delicacies of the
Location near P, U to W. It. II. Depot, Scr auton.
,ra. March so-lf '
Items of Interest.
The richest niftii iu Oregon bcj?.tn by
buying a calfskin on credit, tanning it
and selling it for $10.
In Virginia pcantita nro now ground
into wlint proves a very fair flour for
making pie crust nnd other light past
ries. Chinese doctor induce fjiitli iu their
proscriptions ly rn.iV.iug them of gignntio
size. A writer iu tho ForttelrUl des
cribes ono of them two feet long and
calling for twenty different ingredients.
A man who had formerly been n drug
clerk, aocidcntallj broLo a quiuina pill
ha was nbont to lake nud found it to
consist of two split pent. Ito Mid ho
wns "not much surprised."
A flro engine cohipnny of Fuirhavcn,
Mas!., stopped to e.ect a forenuu pro
tern, in tho street close to a burning
building, before putting a stream upon
Washington is n ro narkrbly religious
city. Statistics show ISO oiiurchw, with
40,311 members. Of this total member
ship, however, about 21,0'W lire iu tho
It is denied that "Oliver Weudall
Holmes carries u targe horso chestnut
in his pocket as a preventive of rheu
matio pains." On tho contrary, "no
man on top of the Ronton soil is freer
from super, itioni nud liulusiouii than is
the alert nudactive br.tiue I Autocrat."
A Synicnso woman boiled, scrubbed,
and ironed, iu Iho pocket of an npron,
o $3 bill of tho issue bearing tho por
trait of President Gartleld, and dis
covered it, upon taking the npron from
tho drawer, in as clean and perfect con
dition as n new bill.
Kecontly in Germany a scientiflo
journal made the statement that it
would bo beuelleial to the eyesight to
print books in dark bluo ink on palo
green paper. Tne ilrst volume printed
in this way, "Tho Natural History of
AVomeu of Ucrliu," hits just made its
Young ladies in Vienna wear their
initials worked in tilk uud gold on tho
front of their jickeU. "l'oung ladies
who aro engaged," it is pointed out by
tho correspondent who tends this nows,
"may wear other initials than their
own." Presumably it is nieaut that they
may wear tho initials of the favored
Vhilo demolishing an old chimney
in Otsego county, Xew-York, recently,
workmen found 897 iu Continental
money dated 1770 nnd 1777. Tho print
iucr on tho notoH wns nerfnntlr IprHliln.
and in general they wero in good con-
ojtion. ino packngo consisted oi ono
S-iObilL two bills, ono $8, ono 7,
two 00c., ono t, and ono ?J.
A harvest was recently reaped by a
peddler in Marietta, Ga., who painted tho
plumago of a number of birds and dis
posed of them liko hot cakes nud at very
fancy prices to unsuspecting buyers.
Tho fraud was finally discovered, how
over, by one of hii pnrchasers, who
dipped ono of tho bird's feathers in
water, when its beautiful tint disap
peared. At Portland, Me., a clergy mau who
manages a Gospel temierauco mission
has organized n "Gideon's Hand,"
wliieh is snid to introduce Wagnerian
effects in tho chorines sung during tho
services tho idea oa which tho schemo
is founded being taken from Judges,
vL, 10: And ho (Gideon) divided 300
men into threo companies, and ho put
a trumpet into every man's hand, with
empty pitchers and lampt within tho
Tho editor of a 5nff.do newspaper
recently asked the subscribers to name
tho tcu mot impjrUut inventions of
all time. More than eight lmudred
answers wero received, and tho ten in
ventions receiving tho must votes wero :
Tho tolegraph, printing press, steam
engine, cotton gin, telephone, mariner's
compass, gunpowder, sewing machine,
telescope, and photography. Twenty
ono votes were in favor of tlio steamboat
six for paper, two for timopiecei, nud
only ono for tho ocean cable.
When tho new year arrives in Japan,
tho peoplo adorn their lioust-3 with
branches of orange, plum, lianiboo, nnd
pine, each of which being placed over
tho entrance, has n symbolic moaning.
Tho orange, called iliUlti, represents
tho idea of perpetuity, or tho wish that
there may bo Au-ilii "generation on
generation" to keep up tho family
name. Tho bamboo aiguilles constancy
as it is a wood that never changes its
color; tho pine-tree nymbolizes per
petual joy j while tho plum-tree, blos
soming in cold weather, encourage! man
to rejoice in time of troublo uud hope
for better days.
In personal appearaueo tho Cossack
is not heroic. Ho is cluimy, with tho
coarse and common features ot tho
Tartar type, nnd his shambling nirand
manner do not compensate for his want
of fine proportions. lint he 1ms his
courage, enduranoo, and fidelity, On
sorvico tho Cossacks sloep in tho open
air, and aro capital scouts, as their pre
datory habits, ijuiek eyes'ght, and
familiarity with wide tracts of country
enable them to discarn with great readi
ness the foatures of tho ground thoy
aro travclliug, to fall unexpectedly on
small detachments of tho enemy, and
to disappear with rapidity as soon ni
tho desiiod mibchief has been effeotcd.
THK Ci;itlOSITli:s OP lllTHNINO.
There aro many enriiwities of burn
iug, of extraordinary rapidity of com
bustion, which would be worth detailing
it wu had tho space. Had building is tho
causo of most, fur bad building means
rapid destruction by lire. Tho party
wall iu tho majority or old houses built
ill a row, nud iu many new, docs not
reach to tho roof, as it should, and tho
space between creates a channel
almost a blow pio for the spread of tho
flro to tho next, which is veiy difficult
to deal with. It is a danger provided
against by legislation (for it is known
that a (Much brick wall will resist flro as
long us it stands), but often through
carelessness it is overlooked Iu France,
under tho Code Nupoloou, tho build
ing of a proper party wall has always
been very btriotly euforcod, aud oven in
tho terriblo days of tho Commune thoro
was no iuslauco of iho spreading from
ono iiouso to tho other. A building with
a largo frontage of windows a largo
shop, for instance, with showrooms on'
each floor is ono of tho most daugorous
with which tho brigade have to cope.
Tho glass soon cracks aud falls out, tho
sir rushes in, and tho whole soon bo
comes ono vast blast furnace. Perhaps
tho most daugeroui of all aro tho3o lofty
establishments of Uat-i, which very
properly go by tho unmo of the builder's
or proprietor's folly, Theru is no ono
spot in them free from or unlikely to
catch Are, for they aro collections of
private houses, as it wero, and every
part of a private houso is equally vul
nerable, uud from their great height
there uro neither ladd irs loug enough or
wutcr-iuts DOWerftil onoilli to rranli tlio
irroro M Itvllanaixitts TYme.)
i mmmn mil
F1IOM Jilt. HARIir W, OLMSTKAH, mOOF.
HEADElt Or "THE TIMES."
The follonlojr letter Is encouraglni and worthy
of careful rcrtual, eomlnir, as It docs, from so reli
able tourw, unsolicited. It contains facts of
great vslue i
iNDUxirouv Ind., Oct.H, 1881.
Do. David Ksmnidv, Honauid, .v. i",
Mar sm ! lor ten years I hAve .been a sufferer
from disease or tho kidneys, at times so much ns to
mate lite a burden, irarintr thLi time several of
the best physicians In Indiana have treated me
with Utile or no success until I had almwt de
spaired of relict I then tiled several adienlsed
remedies, but nothlnir produced the desired result
until a friend who hail been relieved Induced mo
to Rive Hit. DAVID KENNEDY'S FAVOHITK HEM
EHVatrI.lL 1 did so. After takln? one bottle I
bejron to experience relief. I took another nnd
was charmed with the result. In oil. I have tak
en four bottles, and can truly toy I leel like a new
man. I am conlldent I am entirely cured, as It
has been neveral months since t took the lstt mmii.
ctne, and there Is no Indication of a return of the
i navo recommended your remedy to
several surerln? friends who navo also been re
lieved. I write this to return my sincere thanks
to you for the cure which h lnvn efTertrd In hit
case, and also desire to siy I thiol! sunerlnir hu.
inanity owes you a debt ot ffralllude for your won
derful eclentiao discovery. I shall do nil that In
me nes to lei an aun'.-rers mow ivhcte they may
nnd relief, and thereby In tome meas tre remuner
ate yo i for the cood you have done me,
t ishln? ycu lowr life and prosperity, and thank.
In? you for I rolongln; my 11 Ik, I am
Dr. Kennedv. of ttnndmif. V. v.. umiiim tt, mt
lie, by a reputation which he cannot afford to for-
iru ur imperii, inaiinc "favorite itemedy" aoes
Invltrorate the blood, cures Liver, Kidney and
liladder comDlalnts. as well as ihone divfim nnd
weaknesses peculltr to females. Your drurclst
has It ; it not, send one d.llar to Dr. David Kenne
dy, ltondout, ff. Y.
ALEXANDER IE. I CO,
Offer to the Trade tnelr Fine Ilrand ofcijars.
Fiuc Fruits and Kino Confectionery
on hand, "fresh every week. Blooms
burg, Pa. Kcb. 27
THE OLD STAND
under the Exchanyc Hotel, still takes the lead.
Hair Dressing, bhat In?, Dyeln?, fchanipoolnj and
all work In my line promptly and neatly done.
BILLIARD & POOL TABLES.
Jan 30-tf Proprietor.
IN' MEN'S, BOYS'
THAT NEED ONLY TO I3E
Pretty Suits tor
MandgoiBie Suits for ISoys.
Best Goods, Latest. Styles,
The Merchant Tailoring Establishment
Is now Itepleto in
HANDSOME DRESS SUITINGS,
DURABLE BUSINESS SUITINGS,
OffllEAFIM TMM ME.
MADE UP IN THE LATEST STYLE,
C B. MOBBINS,
Foreign and Domestic
WINES AND LIQUORS,
AND JOBBER IN CIGARS,
M. C. SLOAN & BR0
M tmifacturers of
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM VAOO.'S, &C.
First-class v.crk al I ,i; s on hind.
JIEVA HUSO SKA TI, MONK
Rriet rttluredln wit the timet,
Tlui iTi.ied! tv tiUhi uo injnrlmt tlrvgs.
t h i
Inflaiiiin n t i o n.
Heals tho Sore..
Ht strm s the Sen-
i of Taste,
Smell, Hi arinp.
A (inick Kelief.
A positive Cure.
allied nn enviable reputa-
CltEUt 11AI.M hasirn
tlon whereier known, dlsplnclnff nil other prep
arations. It Is a creamv substanco. A particle Is
applied Into each nostril, causlnir no pain and
Is airreeahlo to use. Price 50 cents byntau, or nt
iiruiofisis. aena tor circular. J-n nicui iikhs,
Drugirlsts, Owego, V. Y. may l-iw d
,UHSCI5IHE KOI 5
Slft.O A YE A It.
rnAS, sriiura, cofkke, sufuit, momvi e,
kick, sricss.Bicins hoda.sc, Kc.
N. E. corner Second and Arch streets,
irOrdcn will recent tiCLtt ttttr.ft.
COURSEH, CLEMONS & CO.
Importers and Wholcsalo Dealers In
Crockery, niasswarc, Table nnd Pocket cutlery,
Window Glass, and l'lated-wnre.
Tho S candle-power marsh electric lamp.
me ui-ieurmeu l inaiorc nurncr.
Ulrd Cases, Fruit Jars.
J Lackawanna Avenue. SCUAKTO.v, l'a.
SEEN TO 15E APPRECIATED.
For tho Celebrated Chlckerlng, Ivers &
I'oucl, nnd Yoso& Sou Pianos. World io
nnu'nnrl Palm, ...n t,.ll.. t ,
-anj wienie, i iuuus, ituorueuns
md Sheet Jltisic. Celebrated White, New
nnjii rtnu wiivis, riew nonie, itoynl ot.
John, nnd Llcbt Running Domestic bowing
Machines. Needles, oil uud attachments
for all makes of Sewing Machines.
. y II'
obtained sml all rnlrnt uuMnrss nil : u ,
mtxlernto fees. a i . f0r
ourtimcetsoripoMlclllie V. f. I'slentf. n
wecnnobtnln l'atentsln less time thantti 11
mote from Waslilnirton au ,D- i-
wn i model o- drattin?, Wo adrise astn ,
cnlawiltjr tree of cliartre, ami we muo rl0 ?. M".
unless patent Is securwl. wurue
We refer here, to tho rottrnmtor, tho Sunt ,i
Moner tinier Dir., and to omnsV nf ii.W V
I'atent omcp. For circular, advice, letii i
references to actual clli-tits Inrour own frit'?:
county, write to " w
nn(lPpo'lto IMUnl ornce, Washington, ), c
OBNAMKiNTAL IfiOK MU
orcASTcit wiiovoiiT ii:t
The followlnir shows tho ticket r;m,i,.
the sctcralticnutlful styles of Fence mannt t i ii
For licaut y nnd ntirablllty tlify arounstirr 's
ed. Set up by experienced handi and n nrranted
to glte satisfaction.
Prices and specimens of otlicr tie-
feigns sent to nny nddrcBS
Philadelphia & Erio R. R, Divis
ion, and Northern Central
Iu eltift Anrll Gth. 18S5. Trains leava s.nn
9. Do. m.. Sea Shoro txnresa rdjlli- execnt.
Sunday), for Ilarrkbunr andlntennedlatostatloni.,
arrlMng at l'lilladelimia 3.15 p. in.; New Voik
CSU p. in. ; lialllinorc, 5.1M p. in. j Washington,
CIO p. in., connecting nt 1'htludelphla far all Sen
Shore points, Hirouuli passenger coach to
1.UD. m t)nr prnro.!
dally ciceitbunday),forIl.irrUburzand Interme
diate stations, urrHlug at l'h fl a d e 1 p h I a
6.W p. in. ; New orK, V.30 p. m. ; lial'unore
C53p. ra. ; Washington, &a)p. m. l'arlor car
thro'igU to l'lilladcliihla and passenRer ccacho
through to Philadelphia and IiuitliLore.
b,m p. in. uiiaiiipurk Accommoaation (Uaiiy,
tor UarrKburg and all Intermediate stations, arriv
ing at Philadelphia 4 25 a. m. ; New York 7.U0 a. m.
sleeping car becommodatlons can bo secured at
Ilairlsburcfor l'hlladelnhlaandN'pw Vnrk-. fmsim.
days a through sleeping car Mill be run; on this
iraiairotn imambp iioi'iiiiaQeipuia.rnua(ieipnia
pu&sengera can remain in sleeper undisturbed until
S.UW a. m. Erie JIall (dally excent Jlondn v.
for llarriabunr nnd lntermedlAta Ktutioim.
arriving nt Philadelphia tt.ss a. in. New York,
ll.su a. in. ; Ilaltliaon.' a. in. ; Washington, y.eri
n. m. Through Pullman hoping cars are run on
this tram to Philadelphia, lialtlniore and Waehlng-
iuii, uuu iiiruugn pasaenger coacnesto I'ltiiaiiei
phU and llaltlmorc.
5.eoa. m. Eilo JIall (daily excent EunJuvi. fm
trio and all Intermeuialo nations nnd Cauandal-
guanud lntermedlato btatlou.i, liochester, nulla
loand Niagara Falls, Mthtluough Pullman Pal
ace cars and passenger coaches to Erie and lioch
ester. 11.53 News Exnress (dally excent Kundnvi tor
Lock Haven nnd intermediate stations.
1.05 n. m Nlairara Exnres.- idjllv excent Sun.
day) fur Kane and Intermediate stations and can
ntidalgua nndprlnclp.il lntermedlato tuitions,
ltochester, Uuualo aud Niagara Falls with
through passenger coaches to Kane and l.ochester
and 1 arlur car to Wlllllamsport.
5.35 p. m. Fast Lino tdally except Sundayitor lie
kins and Intermediate statlou, u lth tlirou'gli pas
senger coaches to Itenovo and Walfclns.
u.so a. m.-sunuay man lor itenovo ana lntern.e
TIIIIOVCJII TIUI.NS F01I SUKIIVltY FIIOMTI1U
EAST AND SOUTH.
Sunday mail leaves PhlladelDbla 4.30 n. m.
Harrlsburg T.4U an Ivlng nt sunbury a su a. ni. with
through sleeping car liom Philadelphia to Wll
llamspoit. News Exnress leaves Pktladelnhi.i 4.M n. rn.
HarrUburg, wn a. rn. daily except Sunday
arriving at Sunbury 8.M. a. ni.
Niagara i-xpress lenvca
Phlladelnhla. T.ia a. in. : UaltluorH T.ou n. in. idnllv
except Sunday arriving at sunbury, 1.(5 p. in.,
uu vuruugu i-anor car ircin i'nuaaeipni.i
and through passenger coaches troin Phlladcl.
phla and lialtlniore.
Fast Lino leaves New York 9.00 a. in. : Philadel
phia, 11.50 a. in. ; Washington, 10.50 a. in, ; LSalll
more, 10.4) a. in., (dally except Sunday) ariUlng ot
sunbury. 5.35 p. in., with through pastenget
coaches from Philadelphia and llalifinore.
r.nu -nun leaves mw v orK .uu p. m. j I'unauei
phla,il.ajp. in. j Washington, lino p. m. ; Haiti
more, ll.s p. nL, (dully execpt.saturday) arriving
at sunbury 5.15 a. in., nilU through Pullman
bleeping cars from PhlUdelplila, Waahlngtou and
lialtluiutu and through pass'jnger coaches froiu
."U.MIUUY, 1IAZI.UTON it Vll.liIllAltit
KAII.UO.Vl AN'H NUUTII AMI V1T
ltltAM'II II.V I.W.I V.
(Daily except Sunday.)
tlkcsbarre .Mall leaves sunbury ICOdn. m.
arrtt mg at Uloom Ferry 10.53 a. in. , Wllkcs-barrs
I J.18 p. m.
Express East leaves Sunbury 5.45 p. in., arrlv Ing
at bloom Ferry ti.a; p. ni., vwikeo-barro 8.W p. in.
Sunbury Jlnll leaves W Ilkesbarro lftl.i a. m. arm
lngnt lllooin Ferry li.iHp. ta.,-uubury Ltd p. ir.
Express West leaves Vi likes barrea.l5p. ni.,
riving at Uloom Ferry -1.15 p. m., Sunbuiy 5.1i)
CIIAS. a PUCI1I,
J. IL WOOD,
(.en. Passenger Agt 1 1
JKIiAWAHF., LACKAWANNA AM)
I STATIONS, i
i.ra. p.m. n.io.
a.m. n. in. p. in
fi 50 v 40 3 so
5 55 9 41 3 35
11 01 9 50 3 30
U V.I V 5f 3 38
II 17 10 01 3 411
0 33 10 09 S 51
0 38 10 14 3 M
0 33 10 17 3 00
6 3D 10 .1) 3 03
tt 41 10 35 f M
0 48 pi S S 011
0 50 10 39 3 11
0 55 10 33 3 15
7 00 10 37 3 20
7 05 10 41 3 21
7 13 10 48 3 33
7 31 10 19 8 43
...To) Ion Ilia.
Sr IS 57
8 & ! .' W
8 11 U II
8 1J I'.' 41
8 US 13 40
8 W 13 37
8 03 13 31
7 5'J 13 30
T 51 13 20
5U 13 15
.. Nunllcokg ,.
7 41 IS Of
7 10 11 55
7 18 13 4j
7 11 11 15
7 05 11 SH
7 47 11 10 3 57
t 53 II 10 4 OJ
llenvlck.,,,1 8 Ul 11 18 4 10
G 58 11 33
U 51 11 18
li 50 11 15
6 43 It 04
0 11 01
0 SO 10 5'l
6 S3 10 61
6 (18 IU 35
S 00 10 !8
5 55 10 34
5 40 10 10
K Oil 11 31 4 18
8 10 11 57 4 19
8 11 11 40 4 3J
8 SI 11 411 4 30
H38 11 53 4 86
8 34 It 51 4 43
, . Danville,,.,
H 39 13 U3 4 41
8 55 13 SO 6 05
9 OS IS 38 5 13
9 (U 13 33 b 10
9 30 13 50 SO
a.tn. p.m. p.in
p in. a.m.
W, 1'. HALSTEA1), Bupt.
eftlco, Bcriulon, Feb. Ht, JSCS
He tid tjaurlers for
Nulls end W agon
Miikeii' scd blmk.
WamcuuB 1 J 1 runk.
to Fi i
nn Ave., una 11511
may 2!i 'y