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BLOOMSBUIIG, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1885.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XIX, NO 61
COLUMBIA DRMOORAT, VOL.ZL1X, NO 43
K SITTSWBENDEiJ, J -
dollar a j car for each line.
I I I I . I I I I I I I I . I I I . I I I I 11:11. . ''
IJUl.... .III..... Mil - "
Omco over iat. National Dank. l"00mit""-g. '
onico In Bnt's liulldtnir.
J OHN M. CLAIUC,
JU3TI0K OF THE PEACE.
o nee over Mover Bros. Drug Store.
Olllco In Drawer's bulldtog.second noor.rcom No. 1
omco corner of Ccntro and Main strscts. Clark i
Can bo consulted In German,
1 EO. E. r.LWEIiL,
Olllco on First lloor, front room of Col.
TjMiitAN Uulldlnj", Main stri-ct,J,bclow Ex.
pAUL E. WIltT,
onico In Colcmbum DotLDiNO, Kooin No. s, second
8. KNORR L. B. W1NTBRSTBKN.
KNORR & WINTEHSTEEN,
OTTiee la 1st National Dank building, second floor,
first door to tho left. Corner of Main and tarkt
streets Dloomsburg, Va. -
t&'Pentwns and Bounties Collechd.
J II. MAIZE,
Office lnJIalzo'sbuildliff ever lllllmcyer'a grocery.
JOHN C. YOCUM.
C. Ii GEV2U.
OOnice front suit of rooms on second lloor of
Ntws Iieh bulldlnc)
UrcAN BITCONSULTKI) IN ni:il5IAN.j;
Members of Sharp and Alleinnn's Lawyers nnd
Dankcr's Directory nud Iho American Mercantile
and collection Association. 111 RU prompt anil
careful attention to collection or claliusiii any
nartofthe United Mates or Canada, nsttella-ito
.all other prolesblonal biiilnebsenliufcted to turn
Jackson Building, Rooms 4 and 5.
yy. II. RHAWN.
O"flco,corner of Third and Malnstreets.
B L'.O'.O M S B U R G , PA.
Ofllce In Urowers' Building, 2nd door,
tUtorncy-at Law,Bcrwiclc. Pa.
Csn bu Consulted in Oerman.
FIRE AND LIFE 1NSU PA0
USTOfflco first door below tho post olllcc.
B. McKELVY, M. .,Surgeon and Phy
, iiclan, north htdo Miln stroei.bolow Marna
L. FRITZ, AMnrney-at-Law. Oih'ce
M. DRINKER, GUN & LOCKSMITH
Idjiing Machlnosond Machinery of all wnds re-
R. J. 0. RUTTER,
Office, North Market strt-rl
UlciomRbui; , .
x-vu W.M. M. REBEH. Surccon and
Lyl'hrsiclan. omce corner of Hock and Market
JR. EVANS, JI. D.. Surgeon ami
.Physlclau, ojlce and llesidenca on Third
CnitlSTIAN F. KNAPP, BLOOMSBURG, l'A,
merchants', of Newark, n. j.
clinton, n. y.
j'koplk-s' n. y.
Theso om coiti-OBArioNS nro well seasoned by
li.'e and vibk TBSTkoand baio never et had a
iobs settled by any court of law. 1 heir assets are
all tuvestedlu soli u bbci'iiitiks arc liabletothe
Losa rBOiiiiLV and noNrsTLV adjusted and
Jiald as soon as determined by ciiuistun k.
iNirr, srccuL aubni anu AiofsrEit Bloomsui'iiii,
1 The people of Columbia county should natron-
IlZtJ W1U UVUVJ ,v,tj iuw.it a.ij ovu.vw
J1D 111U UfclMVJ -rf
uald by one of iher own rltlons.
'v I'ROMITNLsM. EOCITY. FAIR
lIPKaSINTS TUB FOLLOWING
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES
Sortb American of Philadelphia.
Franklin. ' "
Pennsylvania, " "
York, of l'uniLsylvanla.
Hanover, of N. Y.
Queens, of London.
North British, of London,
omco on Market atreot, No, I, liloomsburg.
oct. 84, 1"
-ON THE EUROPEAN l'L.N.-
'Victoi' Kooh, Propriotor.
Rooms ro heated by steam, well ventilated and
, elegauily turulthed. Finest liar and Luech coun-
turjniueiiy. i.nonn,t rients
rtSul i'uwSd wtth iu deilcaclerof the
'ffiiMCMr U. X.4S W. H. R. nenot . scranton,
W. It. TUBBS, PROPHIETOR
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE.
ODE "LARGE STOCK,"
OUR "COMPLETE ASSORTMENT,"
ODR "HEW STYLES."
OUR "SUPERIOR MAKE."
OUR "LOW PRICES."
Olothing for Men, Youths, Boys and
002-G0-1-C00 CHESTNUT ST.
filled direct by
lii(T tho Can,
suit hoi c hth
of any T.nmp.
This la Hih
over offered to
FAMILY OIL CAN.
EVERY FAMILY SHOULD HAVE ONE,
M ANll'ACTUft 1 0 Or
No Tlrnpplnc oil nn thorionrorTnble; No
Faucit to f,i;iir pit It nocked open to waito
nnntentMirciiiivo Kxploslmm. No Corks to
Ikisc. Clous IVrfi'itly Air '1 luht. No Leak
age No Kvuporntlon AliMihueh' Snfe.
A Vul w. iii J Mjn -'J;lil ."comity.
nut s.u.r. in ni.oo.MsmiKO iiy
I. W. IIAliTMAN X- SON
FARMERS' PRODUCE EXCHANGE.
when applied Into th(
nusinis. win uu u u-
cleansing the head of
catiirih.il virus, caus
ing neaiiny secretions.
protects tho ineiii
brano of the nasal pas
sages 1 1 om nililttlunal
colds, coimiletely ncali
sensi' of taste nndaiS.
tne tores ami refaioivsv
l)t n linilil or Knuff.
thellalm Tnlo wdlHAY-EEVER
nostril. A few applications relieve. A thorough
trealinentwIUeiiK'. Agiecable to use. .send for
circular. Price & rents, by mall or at druggists.
IXY II1IO lillllts, druggists, owego, N. Y.
fyAIISWRIGHT & CO.,
rus,sYiiurs. covi'ee, sugar, molassls
KICB, STICKS. BlCAKBSJDl.tC&O.
N. K. Corner S.'condand Arch streets.
V orders vlil receive ricmtt attentlot
COURSEN, CLEMONS & CO.
Importers and Wholesale Dealersin
Ciuckery. il issware, Table and pocket cutlery,
Window Class, and l'lated-wnie.
The Mi candle-power inaith electric lamp.
Iho celebrated Plnafoie burner,
lllld Cae3, Fruit Jars.
Lackawanna Avenue. bCHANTON, Pa.
A ia &$. Jfc fe a, is x :
itur tp.uir-14 fnr v rents In nostaee stamps to
pay tor mailing and wrapping ami . names of
two liook agents will ucelvu rillli: a Meel
Finish Pnrior Ilngi.nlng of all our PRLM.
liK.NTt', Ii eluding cleteland, slu SJ.vWlnch,
worm f i.uu.
Address Eider Pub. Co., Chicago, III.
(firr A MONTH AND IIOAIII) TO AGENTS for
3)0 Q a N E W and complete
Tho world's greatest soldier, and the nation's most
honoiedcltlen. U)W price. Rapid sales. 1'. .
ZlKdl.l.l! CO., via .vicn Bireei, ruiiduviiimib
I CURE FITS!
Wben I i.r cor. I do not nn m(Iy to .top turn for .
Olio ftii J II..U tiav tti.m ttlurn oitkln. I m.oti ot.Jle.l
iMl HCKSt-sb IIMonf Hair. I "anaDI I rf"'"
ci.i. Ilw ol ... olber. n.Ij falM 1; no
I...OD lot tot tow F'lvlo a coro. S.n4l "'
lrr.ll.i.liJarrv. Bnlil.ol mj lof.Ull.la "mtlj. 01.
l.li" .na fail OB... Ilco.j.notniai foM 1",
Ml 11) tuia (oil. Pit. U. 0. UOor, III rttrl 1 K.I.
1 HiniK rlndlOCl)Wp)s'nge.llllu no I'liiomii
A IllFP sou frre ami nl, sluable, sample box
n ITIF I ... ...yuthnt uiii mil nu Intho wav
II Vil I 0( ):itiul; lorf moiwu at onco, than
unylhlngele luAmeilca. Iiotu sexeaoi aiiuges
can ment home and work In sparotline, or all tho
time, i-uiiiuu nut Hiun. " "
n.ii u i,nv sum for those who start at -once,
b'll.NbON CO., Portlaud.Me, uovsoiy
DKAI' XHil!. CURE, b) ono who
was deaf twenty-eight sears. Treated
i....mn, lt.n .ir.,...! klipl.lll.tu nf t hn ilnv
wllhno u'uiit. cured himself In three months,
anu since iiien numur.wH "j, .
cess. A plain, simple nd Daunusful homo treat,
ment. Address T. 1'A0B,1SH Eait JOIh strpet,
New York city. doo-ll-lt-d.
'0lW!!i PHILADELPHIA SINGER
Iucludlns Tucker, Hurler,
U)f )T4 lltlUIl.t'lH.Mlttl Ji'lul'
er, uii'l uitnti (iuKii til !Mic
tz hrtV'f!' I'UIAIilu
J iJJl I O nun- own
iuc eff, Jutothn ki"(?
thlMttf Vlu y Mil. .()
:!"( tlurrUil?, UiW U6JU
I'liiunnt-- S)ui at tthir tm
ailtc ciztat l'c-a 10 U ISO-
riri'uUr int I C. A- WOOD 4 CO..
UdtliuuiiUlA. ; IT .N Itnlli -i-.I'LIU-ru. To,
Tin loudr it (imt ,m;l Vm-rJl A
bo bfuni fium on Uip ,
lan mill'. 1'xiUt v Vi
11 ii 1 1)
j n vaiu-
" ' mil tad ivim
(t. beta Ino by
farmer ikouit, tavc
fttaain. I)rilr uuw.
Snai. KKtlUfi. lie. AitilfHU
i GOOD M
I il.'. lMki'
aya.. wri jr
em away !
Ten thousand babies are. invcn
yearly to the grave by not having
Dr. Hand's Teething Lotion on
their gums when teething.
SOMETHING NEW ! '
SOMETHING WONDERFUL !
SOMETHING MAGICAL !
To bathe tho baby's minis while
teething, relieving all lnilaninili-
tion, swelling and pain.
A good niaiiv night's rest bv
not ha vingDr. Hand's Colic Cure,
for it gives baby comfort and
sleep without stupefying or in
juring it. No opiates. No con
Sold at Kleims drug store,
general agent ior l)v. Hand s
remedies tor children, iahora
tory at Scranton, Pa. idceieow.
TIMLMU ntr,uv,a TVUITIM
1 AllKNCV. .Moycr's now building, Main street,
.Etna Insuranco Co., of Hartford, Conn jt.otx.s-.'O
Itoyal of Liverpool i3,M0,un0
Flro A'soclallon, Philadelphia 4,lil7IO
I'liconlx, or London r,2M',,;i7B
London X Lancashire, of England l.;ir.i,ST0
llartfonlot Hartford 3,873,u.vi
sprlnglleld Flro and Marino 2,osj,5W)
As the agencies are direct, policies are written
for the Insured without delay In tho onico at
Uloomsburg. Oct. 2S, '81-
yy n. HousEi
13i.ooM3iiuno,CoLUMiiiA CouNrY, Pa
A'l styles of work done tn a superior manner, work
warranted as represented. Tssm Kitkact
ku wunorT 1'ain by the uso or (las, and
freeot charge when arttoclalteoth
Ofllco over Klcim's Drug Store.
lobtoptn at all hours during the da,
Nov a -ly
M. crSLOArl & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS, &C.
First-class work always on hand.
It EPA 1R1NO SKA TL Y D ONK.
Prices reduced to suit the times.
r Bros. 16 Go.,
Offer to tho Trade tnelr Fine Drand of Cigars.
Fine Fruits anil Fine Confectionery
on hand, l' rcsli every woak. lllooma-
burg, Pa. J' eb. 27
Every Ounce of Adulteration
NEW PROCESS SOAP.
THE W0ND3R?UL 3-LB BAR,
MADE ONLY BY
Gowaiis & Stover,
Uuffulo, N. Y.
l''or mile by all llrst-elasa grocers.
BLOOMSBURG PLANING MILL
The nndershrned liavlnir nut his Planlnc Ml
on itaiiroaaMreet, inmsi-ciass conuuion, is pro
pared to do nil kinas 01 wora in m line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnished at reasonable prices. All lumber used
Is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
furnished on application. Plans and cpeclttca
tons prepared uy an experienced araugni sman
(P if m m m
Who always given you tho latest
styles, and cuts your clothing to fit
you. Having had tho o.xpcrionco lor a
number ol years in tho Tailoring Husi
iicss, has learned what material will
uivo his customers tho best satisfaction
for wear and stvlo and will try to
nleaso all who civo him a call, Also
Rents' Furnishing Goods
HATS, CAP AND UMBRELLAS
Always of tho latest styles. Cull and ex.
amine his stock before purchasing else.
Store nHi door to FlrsiKation&l Bank
Corner Main & Market Sts,
A. W. llrown, M.D., of Providence,
It. I., eayil "I lnvo nicd Hi-xt's
Kidney and Liver Rtuttir Inmy
practice for tho pint sixteen yeara.
and cheerfully recommend it ai
being a soft and riUabii remedy."
Another tiromlnent doctor of
Providence- auy. that "1 om fro
lucniiy urged in uao mner prepara,
ney and l.lier) Hr.McnT. I find on
trjlng lln'in Hint they ato wortlilcsa
In comparison to It."
lonanaauuit ueaior hust a ivia-
An (lid I-idy.
"Jly mother, "0 jeora old, has
chronic kidney complaint and drop
ay. Nothing haa ever helped her
Ilka Hunt'" Kidney and Liver
Remeiit. bhe lias rccetrad great
benefit from 8 bottles and wo think
It will euro her." W, W. Sunder
land, Uullder, Danbary, Conn.
A nilolMer'n M lfc.
Ilev. Anthony Atwood. of Phila
delphia, aaya: "Hi-NT's (Kidney
and Lber Rkukiit hna cured my
wife of Drotiay In It. woret form.
Alt eay that It Is a miracle."
General Cliaco of Rhode Island
says: "I always keep Hunt's Kid
ney and Liver Hemedt In my
hoiitc. Taken In email doses occa-
islonally ct nlght,lt prevents head-
l'rovldfnee, jache, and regulates tho kidneys,
II. I. Ptomach and other organs." 10
"Disease eoon shaken, by Hunt's Rcmedt taken."
(. N. CltliTi:XTOS. N. Y., General Agent.
OF PDRE COD LIVER OIL
Almost as Palatabloas Milk.
Tho only preparation of ((111 LITER OIL that
can be taken readily and tolerated for a long timo
by delicate stontacli.
AMI IS A IlKMEIIT flirt rOYSniPTIOV.
Sihoh i,oi urn Hons, a.mi.um. (.!..
nui. 111 nil. 1 1 . ( Ill (Ills AMI IllltllA I AF.
milOSN. .ml all ASII(I IIIMUlDl.lis Op
(IIII,IIIU. II la nurrellniK In In renin.
llracribed and Fti.loniiHl by tho be.l lhyalclans
In tho countries of tho vorld.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS,
W'flfl the nopuhr favorite for drc
, wH ing tne hair, Uentoring thccilor
w hen gr.iy.ana prevent ins 'an
drufT. It cleanse the (.caln,
utODS the hair fallm?. nnJ n
sure to please, goc, and $1. tuea at Druggists,
The Best Cough. Curo you can u0
and the best known preventie of Consumption,
Parker's Tomc kept in a home is a sentinel to
keep sickness out, Uied discreetly it keeps the
blood pure and the Stomach, Liver and Kidnejs
i n w orVing order. Coughs and Colds anUh be
fore it. It builds tip the health.
If ou suffer from Debility, Skin Kruptton,
Cougn, Asthma, Dyspepii, Kidney, Urinary r
Female Complaints, or any disorder of the Lung
Stomach, towels, lllood or Nerve, di n't w ut
till you are sirk in bed, but tic I'AKKnit's Tomu
to-day ; it will give yon new uic ami
IIISCOX. A: CO.. N V.
Sold by Drugsists.
Large sawr.3 bujin $1 iizc.
Doctor Thomas' Scfectric Oit,
Spent Vl fly nolUm
In doctrtnn for rheumatum, before I tried
Thomas Ecltetric Oil. UA n rn.rni
this medicine, and got out ;n one week. For burns
anu sprains it it excellent," Ja. Durham, tast
Pembroke, N. V,
Ion Can Depend On It.
' For severe Tnnthar-h inH V.,.lr.l-. f .L.
head, I used Thtmai' Eelteirt n,t Tt.!. i.
certainly the best thing I ever knew for the re
lief of pain of any kind. The houe u never with
itUtff 1 m v M F,ank TuPP Street,
Sncak Ul-lit Up.
Have tried Thantiti Af..v n:r
itnd colds, and find it the bt iemrtt I h-,
ever used in ray faraily," Wro.Kay, 510 Plymouth
Ave., Uuflalo, N, V,
a cold.and pain in her lungs. Dr, Thomas" 1U
(ectric Ott curtd her in twtnty.our hour. One
of the boys was cured of sore throat. Thin n.cdi.
cine has worked wunders in our family," Al
vah Pinckncy, Lake .Mahcpac, N. V.
Kill pait eocthft and etlmulato th9 tlrod
muscle, and wor.diCiy utrcatliu weak
parti. .Ml t'.io valuao wcu.cUal l-lrtueaof
fr 41 p. . co. 1 iwl wit'i Uarguady 1'itc'j
acd Ca-.u-i t ' .u. aA-piUcd. to Eadta'-.e,
-t-", r.heuciat j, Crick, Otilchco, eiuts
-.ckc, Kidney iUotiaa, Bot-o Ch't or any of
100 various palas aj.tl wcikacttcu 14 common,
Ir-stant relief taffivn Cures I3y epBiand
Xivfv trouV.ce w.t'.i&ut iuUrnil Cwunc, Cold
evcryv ' rCl. Iia.:cdfj?priOJ.
t;C '0. , rrop'r, Eos to j, Itass.
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES,
OF CAST CU WHOUQHT IltON.
Tho following shows the picket nothic, ono of
the several beautllulotylcsot IVnco uianutactured
oy tne unuertik'uea.
Vnrllofliitvnn.l Durability they arounsurnass
ed. set up by experienced hand and warranted
to k'lve satisfaction.
J'rict's mill Bucciincns of other de
HijjiiH Heiit to any address.
& m hiss
ON A BIOYOLE.
A CHRISTMAS STORY.
"Thiii is iho noit of Christmas
like," said Fred to his fister, as she
held tho hall door open, whilo he, at
tired in brown velveteen with corduroy
leggiiis to match, wheeled his machine
down the steps. Sho etniled, thinking
of his boyish day, when Christmas
vithotit snow cast a gloom over his
merry littlu heart. She said nothing
but a cheery "good-bye," however, as
he wentthiough iho gate, and watched
him with proud eyes leap into tho sad
dle and roll gracefully down the nv
nue. Tne pure, crisp air mew tuo
brown ringlets in waves across her
foiehcad, as she stooped and broko
from a liolly-biiali a bunch of tho shin
ing, scarlet berries.
Fred fell inexpressibly happy us ho
started on thai brisk morniiis; ride; ho
had the feeling of independence that
belonged to him as a university sopho
more; ho bestrode a glittering new ma
chine of which ho was not a little
proud; and more than all. ho was go
ing to call on a young lady whoso
laughing eyes and rosy lips had haunt
ed him thtoiitrji threu long months of
term work, l'erliaps JMiss htnel would
bo out', tho thought mado hint quicken
11s pace. "In that case, thought
Master I'red, "I will chnso her pony
all over iho country." He turned off
the avenue, down a cross street,Bmooth
and hard, and lined on either Bide by
great elms. On ono of these, lred
card a tremendous racket, and soon
iscovcred a colony of rooks, cawing
and chattering in the bare branches.
is ho rodo under them, tho flock rose
with a whirr; Fred turned his head to
watch them; at that instant his wheel
struuk something very solid, and its
careless rider, describing tho quarter ot
a circle over tho obstacle, landed ilat
pon Ins back in front of it. I'or
fow seconds tho multitude of stars,
moons and planets that danced before
his eyes prevented his seeing anything
Ise; but a burst of agitated laughter
brought him simultaneously to his feet
and his senses. In front of him was a
dainty littlu tricycle. On one-half of
tho cushioned seat sat a young lady,
ior tiny boots on the pedals, one
gloved hand on the steering handle,
tho other hidden in a little mult upon
her lap. Her brown eyes were turned
upon our hero with a mixture ol
aniiHeinei't, anxiety and vexation
' red doffed his cap.
"1 really beg pardon. Uul 1 do auy
damage 1 It was awfully careless, but
lulu t seo vou all.
"So I imagined when your bioycle
ran mo down, sho answeied with de
"Aro you quite sure that you nro
not at all hurt f ho asked again, am
".Not in the least; but my carriage
may havo suffered,'' and sho glanced
over it with a solicitou? air. rred
made a careful inspection and finally
repoitcd all right, then commenced
again his apologies. Tbo truth is, this
susceptible young man had evidently
lorgotteu his intended call, and had
iterally taken a header in love on the
spot, l'erhaps tho young lady knew
it, for sho thanked him with winning
fi'aiikiiess4ind a glance that he remem
bered long afterward. However, noth
ing remained to be done but to tip Ins
cap and rescue his machine from the
gutter, which ho did, rcgatdless of a
bent 1iandle-bar. Hie tricycle was
still motionless as ho turned again into
the road, and its charming rider looked
al him with perplexity.
"1 am very sorry, but l think the
axle must bo bent," she said, as he
hastened to her; "I can hardly move
I." A hasty examination showed him
that she was right. Here was indeed
a dilemma, and now a happy thought
struck Master Fred.
"Won't you let mo help yon homo
with it 1 I can leave my bicycle inside
this hedge just as well as not, and I
really ought to, you know, alter being
so careless," he added, trying not to
appear too eeger,. Sho thanked him
with a slightly vexed smile, hesitated a
moment, and then mado room for him
beside her. You may bo assured that
Fred was not long in wheeling his ma-
chttio in back of tho osagii hedge and
seating himself beside this very pretty
"bhall 1 steer, ' sho asked quietly.
"Yes, and I will manage, tho brake,"
answered he, casting an admiring
glance at the gloved fingers so firmly
clasped around the ebony, and think
ing, perhaps, that if any breaking was
done, it would probably bo his suicept-
ihio heart. In a moment they were
rolling along tho street, her little feet
following his as ho woiked manfully at
tho tredals. They rodo for some timo
in silence; linally J'red ventured to
steal a glance at his lair companion
when ho thought sho was particularly
occupied in guiding tho trioycle, and
blushed tremendously as ho found that
sho was regarding him with an
amused smile. Then, desperately, in
tho endeavor to find out who she wa:
"Do you live very far from here t"
"1 am sorry you aro getting tired,
i. hid uuschiotoiiHly.
"Oh, but I'm not, you know," ho an
swered hastily; "hoped it was at least
ten miles oil.'
"Thank you," bIio said, laughingly,
"but iiore wo aro now." And sho
turned their carriage tip the graveled
drive of Ashcroft, tho beautiful manor
of Mr. Ashley, M. P.
"-Then you aro Miss May Ashloyr
cried rred in a breath. "I have often
heard mv Bister speak of you. I am
1 red Uampooll, nud you must let mo
tako your poor tuoyclo and havo its
Miss Ashley emiled as she dismount
"It is not worth whilo thanks," she
murmured; and then, suddenly holding
om her hand, gave mm another da.
.ling shaft from those great eves,
should be glad to beo you here, Mr,
Fred Btamniered his thanks, pressed
the little hand, and strode down the
drive, treading on figurative rubber
pedals. If any ono had montioncd
Miss Ethel's name to him then, he
would havo gancd in blank nma.o
ment. Yes, it cannot bo denied, Frei
Campbell was very much in love. Ho
found his steed where ho had loft it,
and rodo home slowly, Baying, "Yes,
very," rather absently, in response to
his sister s inquiry as to whether h
had a pleasant ridu or not. Ho was no
badly smiUcn as to prevent his cnioy-
inc bin roast beef and pudding, how-
over, and his father beamed approving,
lv at him. "Ciovcllng is a fine sport,
my boy, innocent and harmless." Hut
tho good old gentleman did not notice
tho blush that .bred choso to explain
with a choko and a gurgle. After dill-
tier ho stood with ins sisters hand
drawn through his arm, looking off
upon mo gray unrisimas evening,
Star after star glimmered out, and li-
nally tho hugo iron disk of tho moon
rose over tho larohes, "Heth, do you
know May Ashley 1" ho asked, abrupt-
"Who, no, r red; that is, 1 have
met her twico this season, but have
only a bowing acquaintance with her.
Why T ' BhoAskcd, looking nt him cu-
rioiisly, "Oh. nothing, only I thought I
remembered hearing you speak of hor,
and merely asked for tho saku
of saying something," hastily re-
joined this very naughty fellow.
"ahe is Baid to be a little odd, but
she is certainly very charming," said
Hy Jove! yesl" muttered Fred, un
:1er his breath; and then, gently re-
leasing himself, he donned his cap nnd
strolled out to tho lawn, where his hi
cycle, resting against a post, glim
mered in tho moonlight. lie regarded
it a minute, and then wheeled it sud
dotilj into tho drive, sprang into the
saddle and ilew down tho road. As ho
bowled out upon the Avon pike, tho
moonlight cast a grotesque shadow
in front of him, as it an ape, perched
upon a slick, were making frantic ef
forts to get olt.
rred rode vigorously, as if tho ox-
erciso was a great relief to his feelings,
and then suddenly pulled up as tho
great gates ot Asncroit eame in sight.
Ho Ih skated a moment, almost mo
tionleas, then turned up tho drive.
J hero was a great deal of Bhrnbbory
nronml tlin l,a,a. tin u.n.,1.1 r. ,
l.nt. il.,i,,I,1 mIi'u ;,ln nr1,,.,,1 ,,,!
perhaps, catch a glimpse of the fair
tncyclist, unobserved. A drawing
room curtain was drawn; Fred dis
mounted and drew back in the shadow,
waiting. At tho same moment a step
was heard on tne gravel, and a young
'cycler camo briskly along the path.
Ho was rather short and slight, was
tastefully dressed in dark-blue knicks
and a polo cap upon which a badge
sparkled, and he wheeled a "forty
eight" semi racer, full nickel, of beau
tiful design and finish. "Hy Jovol
here'fl a young Ashley," thought our
love sick 'cycler; "I must get out of
this." IIo came out upon the "drive
and walked slowly up to meet tho boy.
A f'linilim, nf fila fnnn in ilia rtinntt liM'ii
showed Fred that ho was not over fif-
"IW nnnl.in, l.nt T mimt imvo
stninlf n nrivntn ririv.. W-n T nt t
said Fred, shamelessly.
"Yes, sir; this is Ashcroft," answered
tho youth, pleasantly.
"And yon, my boy, aro a young
Ashley, just out for a moonlight spin t"
said Fred, with true sophomoriu con
descension.' "My namo is (Jarapbell;
suppose wo take our ride together."
"Thank you, that would be iollv;
shall wo start?" Fred gazed admiringly
at tho ntiio leilow as ho vaulted lightly
by tho pedal into the pigskin, and said,
sotto voce. "He's got tho family ac-
cant. Wonder if I could pump him
bout his sister !'' Fred mounted and
rodo up alongsido of his companion.
who was pedaling along with that care
less ease so natural to young riders.
"You rido a great deal, don't joul"
"Oh, yes, sir 1" answered tho boy
"And. enjoy it, too, I see," quoth our
hero; "what do you think of tri
1 don t think it is qtuto safe, al
ways, answered young Ashley, cast
ing a mischievous glance at Fred,
which he, however, did not see.
"vour sister, Miss May, rides out oc
casionally, doesn t sho 7
"1 cs, sir.
"And does sho like it, tool" asked
"Yes. sho used to; but I believo she
thinks it isn t safo on tho highway,
now. v reu cast a quick glance at tho
speaker, but ho was regarding the
mion with such innocence of expres
sion, that P red concluded that if he
had heard of tho morning's accidout,
l,,i ,1M ,,it b,ir,iu. ,l,ol tl, ....tit. ......
ho did not know that tho guiltv person
was riding beside him. They rodo on
in silence for awhile, then turned down
Isreiitham pike. Two miles ahead lay
the famous Hrcntham hill, the terror of
timid 'cyclers, and the eceno of many
accidents until tint Union "boarded it
conspicuously, Fred felt very much
drawn to this quiet, gentle boy riding
with him, and decided that ho would
prove truo friend in promoting his ac
quaintance with his Bister.
"1 I met vour Bister not long ago.
anu stio asKcd mo to can.
think sho would really caro to seo
"I am sure bIio would, very, very
much," said young Ashley, so fervently
mat J'reu, overjoyed, would have
hugged him on tho spot had that been
a practicablo teat. As it was, lio ex-
pressed his gratification as modestly as
possible. Tho 'cyclcrB had now reached
tho top of tho long aud steep hill.
Fred prepared to dismount, and was
surprised to notico his companion
straighten up and tako a firm grip of
tho brake handle.
... ... ...
"Why, nio you going to rido it I" ho
"Uh, yes, i always do, my brake is
"I'm with you, then." said Fred,
determined not to bo outridden bv a
mero boy. They started down the
steep grade, Ashley leading slightly,
Fred was admiring his perfect control
over tho delicato seini-raccr, when ho
heard n sharp snap, instantly followed
by a short girlish cry from lb boy's
lips. As tho machiuo Bitot forward,
rred saw tho shining brake-spoon on
tno roan, and realized what had hap
pened. At tho bottom a mile down,
lav iho ford, now HU-nllon nnd till,,,!
with broken ico. In a second his brake
U'na rnlnnaorf nnd with n utrnnn omirt
i,n ,intio,i w .i, ,,..... ...!
In a few moments tho st.eml w.i ,"
..root fnr .mViiiinr, Js.t, i,
"i ,Vr: '"ft' ,t . ,1
bov-ves. and gained ut.on him ranid.
yes, mid gamed upon him rapid
ly first tapping his littlu wheel and
thou getting fait. In low tones thai
hred never forgot, "Save me!" ho beg-
ged, and Fred was away. When
about two hundred yards alioad, ho
suddenly dropped both logs oft tho
handlo bar and put Ids too on tho step.
In an instant ho wasstaiiding upon it,
and the brake, almost red-hot, was
scorching tho rubber, ns it brought tho
machine to a standstill by tho terrific
strain. As ho ittmncd to tho ground.
tho runaway bicycle whizzed toward
him, tho boy watching him with eager
eyes. "1 hrow up your hands, Bhout
ed Fied, and bracing himself, caught
the uitio leilow on ins arm. lie stood
tho shock bravely, but as tho boy was
tirnggrii irom ins sauuie, ino jnumy
cap fell off, and long brown tresses
fell over Fred's shoulder. Startled ho
turned to tho moonlight and gazed in
on tho beautiful faco of May Ashley,
lovely in repose she had tainted
what r red did in tho next few
moments he was never quite Biire, but
ho thinks he kissed her back to lite.
for soon the flush returned to hrr
cheeks, and tho brown ojes opened
languidly and were fixed on hie so
tenderly, that when her little lips
opened and murmercd "Fred," hu
blessed the broken brake, tl.o lull, and
his own good fortune.
His fellow-Bophomorcs, idling awry
the time in his cosy rooms at college,
often asked him why a little blue cap,
surmounted by a brake-spoon adorned
his wall; but Fred kept tho secret, and
he and his wifo keep it yet.
The Paper Age.
The paper ago proper may bo aid
to dato from the discovery of tho
manufacture of paper-from, say, about
UUU A. I), binco that turn) the iia'.li
of jpapcr has been smooth enough.
1 eoplo began with books : newspapers
followed ; periodicals, magazines, pro
fessional and trade journals closed tho
triumphant march. Although scion
tists then began to look upon the
paper trade as having reached its close
or, at any rate, as having seen its best
days, that timo lias not come yet. it
18 tl 110 tlial MaUer 1)0X08 IliatlO tllC.'ll
smile, but paper boats, paper barrels
aud paper wheels gave them a chill,
paper collars, paper handkerchiefs and
paper serviettes set them humming
and hawing, while paper bottles, paper
tea caddieB and paper chimneys creat
ed quite a flutter in scientific circles,
and paper timber and paper flooring
tendered them rather uneasy, until
paper shirt fronts and paper slippers
broke them down entirely. Hut the
worst has to como yet, lor wo aro, m
reality, only just entering upon the
border, so to speak, of tho genuine
paper uge. In a few short years, in
our paper shirts and paper trousers,
wo shall sit down to our paper tables,
upon our paper chairs, and eat our
M'ggs with paper spoons. When we
E ut ol a morning wo shall .put on
our paper shoes, paper overcoat and
paper glove", seize our paper umbrella,
or paper cane and paper hat, kiss the
baby, happy in his paper pinafore, trip
lightly down tho paper staircase, over
the paper pathway to our paper car-
tage, and start tor town, continuing
our noiseless rido over tho paper pave
ment, but stopping enco more, possi
bly, to order tho latest paper novelty
for our better half. Who would be
bold enough to predict tho end of the
paper age T
Common observation would seom to
indicate that many farm implements
possessed Utile or no value. Hardly
any other conclusion could be arrived
at in passing about tho country and
observing thn many farm implements
are lelt exposed to tho weather.
his country in common with all others
has a standard by which valuo is es
tablished. This is tho dollar, nnd so
everything which wo observe is brought
in comparison with the dollar in de
termining its value. If any article re
quires fivo of tho standard to fix its
valuo then we call it worth iivo dollars,
and consequently what wo havo to pay
tor an articlo in dollars and parts ot
dollars constitutes its commercial
Now wo know that agricultural im
plements possess a value. No farmer
would think ot laving a roll ot dollar
bills by the sido of tho wall in a field
because lie had no immediate use for
them; if ho did, hu would bo considered
insane, and yet manv a farmer does
virtually put twenty or twentv-fivo
dollars thero when ho leaves a horso
rake, or seventy-five to eighty dollars
I , ' , 1 ' .... P ,. , i
when ho leaves a mower in tho field
Tho only difference is that if iho dol
lars are in silver and aro unobserved,
thoy can bo used tho next year at their
lull value, out in the uasu ot tho I arm
implements by tho exposuru to the el
ements, thoso powerful agents of de
struction, tho valuo has been greatly
diminished. There is a moral obli.
gation resting upon overy individual
tanner, as well as any other class, to
practico reasonable economy. Any
articlo possessing a value, it left to
lost; and with the amount of poverty
and suffering thero is in this world.it
is wrong that any such condition
should bo allowed. 'Far better would
it no to appropriate such amount in
allevioting suffering and sorrow. Will
farraors givo the caro of implements
tho attention its importance requires"
It is predicted that, in iho course of
the nexl fivo years, tho steel nail will
havo as completely supplemented tUe
- . ... . . .
iron nail as tho steel nail lias its iron
predecessor. Already one-half of tho
nails manufactured in Wheeling aro
mado of steel, and tho machinery and
P'ant necessary ior their manuinciuru
are being Bet up in every nail centre
mil at neirly every nail foundry. It
i" 8aiJ that steel nails can bo made
nbout ten cents per keg cheaper than
those made of iron, even where the
manufacture has to purchase his ingots.
Mis3 Kate Sanborn tells a reporter
that tno grasshopper on tho cover ot
hor "Wit of Women,' is a katydid,
"Miss Itoso Cleveland," she said, "had
n rose on tho cover of her book. So
cnose a katydid tor mine. All my
friends call tne lvaty, and this is the
book that Katy did,"
' A half eagle of tho voir IBl.'i has
just been nildod to the excellent col
lection of American coins nt tho mint
in Philadelphia ; $500 is tho value of
Pao 10 1,0 threo specimens known to
bo in this countrv.
Tho remaining copies of tho History
of Columbia County, a book of COO
pages illustrated nud bound in clotl
will be closed out nt $1.00 eaoh, 25
cents extra by mail. For salo at the
Uoixiiiiiak Ullice, filoomsburg, Pa,
rorn.Ait ihkas conkcti:d with tiik
"HAi.i.on'i:i ask tiiucioL's tijik."
Christinas superstitions tako, many
form". Though the day was not much
observed in Scotland it used to bo eon-
sidered unlucky to spin, as causing cat.
tie to go mad and lame. Dread baked
on Christmas Hvo is said never to grow
mould v. Yulo dough kept unbroken
through tho year is n preservative a.
gainst perils by lire, water or sword,
nnd tho Normans thought from mad
dogs also. Tho crumbs kept till spring
and mixed with corn tho Danes and
Poles givo as a medicine for horses
and cattle. To this day in many part
of Wides, eleven Christmas puddings
are boiled, ono for each of the apostles
except Iscanot. Tho last is only to bo
eaten as tho year is up to insuro good
luck. In Devonshire a hot cake dipped
in cider is taken to tho orchard and
deposited on tho forked branch of an
apple tree, while guns aro tired and
cider thrown into the air, the company
singing thu while:
"Hear good apples and pears,
Harns full, bags full, sacks full,"
hoping thereby to secure a plentiful
fruit year, and should the sun shine on
Christmas day they.look upon it as an
augury of an abundant cr-ip.
According to folk lore it is considered
lucky for tho festival U fall on a Sun
day, bringing strong winds, but a fair
dry summer nnd greatness to children
born on that day; unlucky on Saturday,
in which caso old people will die, as
well as children born on tho anniver
sary. Fruit and corn will fail, and
tho winter be severe and tempestuous.
Then there are tho old lines:
Kicli man's food and
Poor man's hunger.
Tho people of ICronz, on tho Mosello
wrap a wheel in straw and, rolling
it down hill on lire, augur whether
they arc to have a good vintage. It
is supposed to bo favorable it it reaches
the water alight. Straw, strewn as it
used to be in churches nt Christmas
time, was deemed the best prevontivo
against sleeplessness nnd tho beBt pro
tection for fruit trees.
Christmas charms and love oracles
have peculiar ellicaoy. While tho Ger.
man maiden melts wax into water
through tho cud of n key, hoping
thereby to discover tho form of her
fultire husband ; or, with her compan
ions, taps at the door of the hen-house,
fully persuaded that she to whom tho
tho cock crows in response will be first
married; or, not content with this.
names four onions after her several
Biiitors and determines which will bo
the favored wooerl by the one that
sprouts before the Twelfth Night ; tbo
Hussian girls place each her separate
heap of giain on tho lloor, and know
that whichever the cock selects to cat
from will be first a wife. In all coun
tries venturesome maidens have peered
alone into tho glass, or, more coura
geous still, into a well at Christinas
midnight, hoping to sec tho faco of
him who is to rule their lives. Tho
Yule log has been beset with Christ
mas superstitions and observances ever
tunco those Scandinavian feasts in
honor of the god Thor. Hound it old
feuds were forgotten, as thu liquor
bubbled iu the wassail bowl amid sing
ing, shouting and merriment. It was
secured, charred and brought homo
long before and finally lighted with a
brand from that of last year, which
was carefully p'-eserved as a charm
against tire. Indeed, in Yorkshire, a
portion of it, thrown upon the fire, was
supposed to havo the power of allay
ing storms. In Franco 'cherry, plum
or oak are tho woods chosen and
sprinkled with salt and water, many
healing properties are ascribed to them,
In Devonshiio it is formed of ash
faggots bound together, and for every
crack in burning the master is sup
posed to furnish an additional draught
t beer or cider.
Travelers raised I heir hats to tho
Yule log as it was brought in, and it
was considered a ba 1 omen if a squiut-
ng person, llat-tootcd woman, or any
one with bare feet entered while it
was burning. All who helped to
bring it in wero guaranteed against
pells ol every kind. It might, if
feasable, be kept lighted till Candle
mas day, when all Christmas decora
tions must bo swept away, for as many
leaves as aio left so many goblins will
appear and a d-alh in lh- liou-e or
family is sure tn ensue. When tho
Yulo log is lighted Yulo candles should
bo burned, which must be extinguish
ed by tho oldest person prescnt,and no
snuffers on auv account must bo used.
t St. John's college, Oxford, a largo
stone candlo socket, ornamented with
hgures,still remains for tho Yulo cand
leSlmrned at high tablo for twelve
nights of Chtistmaslido, a piece being
always retained for Now ear's Day.
lo tno misietoo many legends and
superstitions aro attached. Tho maid
en who receives no kiss beneath it
musk not hopo to bo married within
the year. In earlv times many curativo
powers were ascribe to it. It was con
sidered a sovereign remedy for epilepsy.
and an nntidotu to poisons. While,
tho priests gathered it with a golden
knife, two white bulls wero tethered
beneath thu oak and sacrificed. Now
it is more frequently found on applo
trees. Its propagation was ascribed
to tho missel trush, which fed upon its
berries. A elsh writer a century
ngo declared it to be tho forbidden treo
of Etlen, and while the holly was dedi
cated to Saturn, Friga, tho Northern
enus, was its presiding genius.
Fii.i.kii u A Chicago voung man,
in a rash moment, told his girl that if
she would hang up her stocking on
Cluistinas Eve ho would fill it to tho
brim with something nice. IIo has
since seen her stocking, and is Hill un
decided whether to get into it Inmselt
or to buy her a sewing machine.
A mushroom described by a physici
an of Portland, Oregon, as having
spuing up iu n single night near his
door-step, measured twenty-four inchew
in circumfercnco and weighed 1
After a thorough test J. H. Mercer
most positively atseits that Acker's
EnglUh ltemedy is thu best medicine
for asthma, croup, coughs, whooping
cough and all lung troubles that can bo
iottnd. Ask him about it, for ho fullj