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OMM'zntfVffiXfti., and co-
iMaeil Weekly, ever? Frlr1iuMoriitR.T.
BLOOMSDOna, COLUMBIA Cl .!.
iTli.M por year. To subscribers out ot the conn,
trt ho tcrmiars strict! r In iuimtii ulluecoun-
truo paper discontinued except at tha nntinn
ot tne publishers, until all arrearages i eta?bVbut
lony continued orodlts will not be Klven. P ' ut
All papers sent out of tho State or to distant not
offices must bo nald rorln itr1viin.
sibloporsop In Columbia county assumes to oav
.bo subscription dueondemand. par
The Job Printing Department otthe Colchihw
livery complete It contains the latest now tV
nnl mithtnery and Is tho only omw that runsSh
presses by power, giving us tto best facility? '!&
infles furnished on largo Jobs, """"""ei M
r E. WALLEU,
omco over 1st. National Panic. ""'om!"'urg. '
Trf U. FUNK,
OUce In Snt's Building.
J 01IN SI. CLAUIC,
ATTOKN E Y-AT-L A V,
JUSTICE OP THE PEACE.
OM over Moycr Bros. Drug store.
p W. MILLER,
omco In Brower'a bulldlng.accond Door.room No.l
omco cornor ot Contra and Main Btrtets. Clark a
Can bo consulted In German.
1 EO. E. EliWELI,
O.Uco on First floor, front room of Col
nMiiutf lluUdinji, Slum street, below Ex.
pAUL, E. WIHT,
omco In Columbian Ucildino, Itoom No. 9, socond
. KM0HB. L. 8. W1HT1R8T1IH.
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
omoe lu 1st National Bank building, second noor,
Brstdoortotholett. Cornor of Main and Market
stroota Bloomsburg, Pa.
tSr Tensions and Bouniiet Collecttd.
J II. MAIZE,
Cffloo in Molzo'a bulldUfc over BUlmeyer's grocery.
Jjl P. BILLMEYER,
(DISTRICT A TTORNEY.)
iHTOfilco over Dcntlcr'a shoo store,
Bloomsburg;, Pn. npr-30.80.
JOHN C. YOCUM. C. K. UKY311.
YOCUM & OEYER,
(Office front suit ot rooms on second floor of
news Itiu building.)
t-CAN BK CONSULTED IN GERMAN..!
Members ot Sharp and Alleman'a lawyers and
Banker's Directory and the American Mercantile
and collection Association, w ill give prompt and
Caref ul attention to collection of claims in any
part of tho United States or Canada, as well as ; to
ill other profesUonal business entrusted to them
Jackson Building, Rooms 4 and 5.
II. R II AWN.
Offlce, oornor of Third and Main Streets.
JJ V. WHITE,
B L 0.0 M S B U R Q , PA.
Office in Browcrs' Buildlng.l 3nd floor,
IOUAEL F. EYEULY,
Convsyancor, Collector of Claims.
LEGAL ADVICE IN THE SETTLEMENT OF
tiromce In Dentter's building with V. P. Bin
moyer, attorncy-al-law, front 100ms, Snd lloor
Bloomsburg, Pa. apr-a-bC
" B. McKELVY, M. D.,Burgeon and rby
.stclan.northsIdoMaln street.be'.ow Market
L. FRITZ, Altornev-nt Law. Ollice
Front room over Post omce,
R. J. 0. RUTTER,
omco, North Market street,
Yll. WM. SI. REBER, Burgeon and
If Physician, omco corner ot Kock and Market
JR. EVANS, SI. D., Burgeon and
.Physician, omco and Itebidenca on Third
OIIHISTIAN F, KNAPP, BLOOMSUDltO, PA,
HOME. OF N. T.
MKUCUANTS'. OF NBWAIIK, N. J.
I'UN'IXJN, N. V.
PEOPLES' N. Y.
ThcsoTnu) cohpoiutions aro well seasoned by
aie and yiRKTiaTEUand have never yet had a
loss settled by any court of law. Their assets ure
all invested lu soud sicOKirina are liable to the
hazard of FiHionly. ., . , .
Losses rKourTtr and bonkstlt adjusted and
paid as soon as determined by Cukistun r.
KKirr, incuL aont inu adjustxb blooksbdbo,
The people of Columbia county should patron
lie the agency where losses If any are settled and
pall by one of therown citizens. ..,
PROMPTNESS. EQUITY, KAIH DEALING.
BiraxsixTs ini following
AMERICAN INSURANCE COSIPANIEB
North American ot Philadelphia.
Franklin. " "
Pennsylvania, " "
York, ot Pennsylvania.
Hanover, of N. Y.
Uueens, of London.
NorthBrltlsh, ot London,
omco on Market Streot, No, 8, Bloomsburg.
i . i , m-rm aiA k j v jtuvj, ; J. i j. , u ujli jl iu ivjuwi uoj.uMuiA dbmuuhat, vol. i., flu in ' dollar ft i'carforeacliiinc.
PRflPFSSInMAM PtnrtB I - - . . - . J .TTT!!?
S. P. HAGENHUOII, Clkuk.
This well-known hotel has been furnished new
from top to bottom.
Tho proprletora, who took possession April 1st.,
tavo given tho place a complete renovating. The
travelling publlo will receive Drut-clasu attention.
9, E.BLWELL, i " '
J E UtTTPviotlvtTiBn V Prowl. luri. 11T VAUTOnTTnn r A TTTT A T7" ttttv ioor Tim nnr.rtvfniATJ. vnt,. vv.vn
- ......mouKjiu, ni ii ii i ivi rs it -r f ia r r. iiiu v n in ...r.r.'--::-.-- chi in ih inminn iiimctnrr" column, on
10 LOOK AT TO-DAY !
And Where to Buy Cheap.
THE NEW I'DEAI, CO.
Opposite I lie Postollice.
Is oH'orlng bargains this week in an unequalcd variety of La
dies' Linen Collars.
A Handsome Choice of Children's Neckwear.
Elegant Novelties in Children's Caps.
The Best Corset for 45c. and upwards.
Large Assortment Turkish Tidies.
Ladies' Kid Gloves, in 3, 4, 5 button.
Half dollar's worth for a quarter; a quarter's worth for 12c. and
12c. worth for Go. Nothing liko this olfer in this city.
How can wo oiler Embroideries at half price ? Simply
because we got them at half wholesale prices. It wouldn't be fair
not to let our lady friends have the benefit of our fortunate
THE NEW i'DEAL'S
Cheap Fey (&ods !foire9
"y AINWRIOHT & CO.,
WHOL ESALE GROCER,
tkas, sykui's, copped, suoalt, molasses,
itioa , srioKS, moAiti) boiu, kto., eto.
N. K. Corner Second and Arch Sts.
lyorders will recenc prompt attention.
lii.ooMsiiuitii,Ooi.u.inii,v County, l'a
All styles of work dono In a superior manner, work
wurrunieaas represented, 'ikkth axtkaot
id wimoDT Pain by tho use of Gas, and
free of charges ben artinclalteetb
Ollice In Harton's bulldlne. Jlnin Street,
below Market, live doors below K ra's
drug store, tlrst lloor.
lo be open at all hours during the dai
Nov JS -ly
tor wormng people, bend lu cents post-
u., iiiiu iu inuii juu iirL-, u lujuti
valuable sample box of goods that will
nay lou In the way or maklni: more
money fn a few days than jou ever thought posst.
bio at any business. Capital not required. You
can lUc at home and work Intiiaiu ilmoonly. or
all tho time. All of both sexes, of all ages, grand
ly bucccssful, 60 cents lo 5 e.islly earned cery
evening. That all who want work maytchtthe
bufclness, wo make this unparalleled oner: To all
who arc not well satisfied we will send fl to pay
for tho trouble of writing us. Full particulars,
directions, etc., sent free. Immense pay absolute
ly suru lor au wuu man at unue. win, ut-iuy.
Address tiriNSON & Co., Portland, Maine, decis.
H. C. SLOAN & BBO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS &C.
First-class work always on hand.
REPAIRING NEA TLY DONE.
Prices reduced to suit the timet .
BLOOMSBURG FLAKING MILL
mhn imlnKalrrnnrl l.irlnft mit ll I O PlflTltTlf I1
on Uallroad Street, In nrst-ciass condition, la pre
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnisued at leasouable prices. All lumberused
Is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES "FOTl ETIILDINQS
urnlshed on application. Plans and Bpeclflca
ons prop ired by an experienced draughtsman
Five Cold and Two Silver Medalt,
awarded in 16SS at the Expositions of
New Orleans and Louisville, and tho In
ventions Exposition of London.
The superiority of Coralino over bora
or whalebone lias now boen demonstrated
byoverflvo years' experience. It is mora
durable, more pliable, moro comfortable,
and never treat.
Avoid cheap Imitations mado of varloua
kinds of cord. Nona are genuino unless
"Du. Wibnkr'b Coiumsk" Is printed
on Inside of steel cover.
FOR SALE ir AIL LEADINO MERCHANTS.
353 Broadway, New York City
icb b r ems.
SUM KM In presents given away, send us
fill nnil postage, and by mall you wl I
UU.UuU get free a package or goods ot large
J" value, that will start you In work
hat will at onee bring you in money luster than
anything else In America. All about theuoo.ooo
in presents wllh each box. Agents wanted ev.
erywhere, of either sex, of all ages, for all the
time, or spare tlmoonly. to work for us ai their
own homes. Fortunes for all workers absolutely
assured, liou't delay. II. Hallxtt Co., Port,
land, Maine. (decisis.
'I Ml I MWm
mm is ho
in CROP VALUE.
Thlc It nt U"w t bill A lut It 1 HUfj.tiljl'vhM tut
i-trtautil liv iearn ot cevi n t fit In Ii-h In umu
j UititniMitb tiiU;triwt i rirviliF' il-fileiHl in Ilia
AiiK'rfcan market A Ijo..I ic-Kort on, M.'lit? Ftr.
lut rt taj it i tn.f, hud tlipy know.
(MttttMi lk. I'a . Trn 41b. 1
" I'.oi lvIni?toiMiriiiailfi m luanlto JtaiwIiVi"!
riKHili ito, w iuMkhv i liavcuwait lujt-rirniia Mt-u
ii HHt-tlalJiiiiUo! li: .flier i net I boi batw. with
Jlt o.l it tul Ut!cf rrrulti 1 lnv BlwavgLiaM
iti'oli-n or, ly rarti wboliivtttnhl Ittuernuubly,
b hk of the bout ill t!i mirket. ifirardlesM ol J rii'c,
aiKlnoultti-comn.enJan fartr.crf to u it I con.
fi.ltr it ifivit!y nil-enor to cululalen Hnik.solt nut
only il ..turu. but ffilfiKSJ,'.
Acnvr, pkiijia.i:nt, ciikap
ANIMAL BONE MANURE.
7SS"L BAUGH & SONS
RAW DONE hil' Manufacturers,
MlPEMHMPiUTc PHILADELPHIA, PA.
llKAlll lFl l. HOIIK.
anil Siillmit ol Cvir,
rtowir ill Iknil. IIOUU
tlinrent klmts. AUtt till
llm Knowi Rtlnol riltll.
Hot IUi tlAVl. Piraill,
or tliB klu.l er pub
CentMn blainns fur
price lo mcfiilM. Agenti
1.1.1111.11 ,nkiK. Ad.
AMCRICAN PUB. CO.. 17 MoMh THtk tlrill.VllllH'l.fl.
SINGER CI 7
THIS S T YLE U) 1
A ( -MAIS' TKIAIj.
1 r a 1'ull Set of
Toars. Sena for
V.. C. HOWE A CO.,
isa n. etii St., vhiiu.. l'o.
f !PST PREMIUM.
Oranil rrl Medal, I'nrU, 117H.
AikyourGroccrforlt. Wni, lrryiloppel,Mfr.,
2US Sorth Prout Street, PIULAllELI'lIIA, PA.
Adams' Patent Mo?1
pjcket Fen,., .
SI.7S por rod a:u' "
All klnii of Iran FenceJ, Gild, Fire Ft
Iron Work in all styles.
Coal Screens a specialty.
Iron Ladderi, Wbesli & Cresting,
Blickimlthlng In ill brinchti. Etllmitei furnliheJ.
EAGLE IRON WORKS,
Cor. Union & Canal Sts,
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITB COOHT 110UHK.
La-g csand convenient sample rooms. Hath rooms
hot and cold water, and all modern conveniences
I MIMM Kondlooontspostage.ontwewllimQll
S MI T you frt a royal, valuable, sainplo box
A Ull 1 o' gorxu that will put )ou In tho way
of making t:ior money at once, than
nnTtlilnc' plun tn Amerton. ltnltl hexOHOf all aires
can live at homo and work In spare time, or ull the
lime, capital noi requireu, o wm svuri. juu.
Immense nay sum for thoso who start at onco.
HTINSON & co., Portland, Me. (novSOly
N.W.AYER & SON
Cor, Cbrdnul nud i:ilith HU.
llcccho AdtcrtUe menu for thla Piper.
CCTIU TTQ ,ir Cnknrik 1(1 UT1S1IC FP.CC
tOllMAltOnt Lowest Cash Rates frltt
ViilSiJ" AYER & SON'S MANUAL
Ncnd six cents for post
age, and receive free.a cost
J ly box ot goi
1, help you to
i. right away i
" plA In IliU
gouus wuicu wu
to more money
r than anithlna
elbo In this world. All. of
either sex. succeed from
first hour. The broad road to fortune opens be
lo o tho workers, absolutely sure. At onco ad
dress, Tai's A Co., Augusta, Jlalno. ("t-lbts
TENCC fT.IBOH y
l nil l
ii llflftf Mt If tlftt
OH! MY BACK
Kterj ilraln or rold attnctn that ntik tirk
inn nearly prntrates jron.
u BEfiTTDMIC ?
HtrcnRthctis tlto ill use Irs,
KnrlcliCM tlto HI nod, (;ivr New Ifeor.
Dn. J. h. Mtkrb. Falrtlolil, Iowa, hhtbi
" Urown't Iron Bitters ia th Wft Inm tnixllclri I
bate known in my Jttl xefire' t.ractlce. I Iiata found 16
e(ic tally lenerlci in net rnun nr pbyHfcal 01 haunt ion,
and in all deUlitHtins ailmenta that bear o hrTily
on th9 Bystrm. Una it freely in my own family.1
Mr. W, F. Brown, 37 Main Ht, Covineton. Kf.
phjtt "I waa totu.Ietfly broken down fn Imaltu and
troal.led with pain in my bark, ltrowo'a Iron
Hitters entirely restored mo to health."
Genuine has above Trade Mark and crossed red line
on wrpi-T TnUl lift i( INT. Mndn ctily 1 f
111(0 W.N ClIEMlUALtO., 11A1.TJMUKK, ill.
tho popular f avorlto for drtwlno
the ruilr, llcptorinc color whon
pray, and jrpventfn(( Pandruff.
It cleanses tho ncalp, litoj tho
hair foIUnff, and la Mire to please,
60c and t LOO at DmggUta.
Tho best Cough Curo you can use,
And the beet preventive known for Consumption. It
cures bodily pains, and all dlnorders ot tho Stomach,
BowelB, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, Urinary Organs and
all Female Complauita. Tho fcebIo and nick, strug
gUng against dlaoaae, and slowly drifting towards
the gTaTe, will In most cajei recover their health by
the timely use of rmKKR's Tonic, but delay Is dan
rerous. Take It la time. Bold by all Druggist In
large bottles at $1.00.
Tho safest, surest, quickest and best euro for Corns,
Dunlons, Worts, Moles, Callousett, Ac. Hinders their fur
thergrowth. Stops all pain. OlTcsnotrouble, Makes tho
feet comfortable, Illndtrcorna cures wheneverjthlnjf
elsofaUs. SoldbyPruegtsatlSc lliscoii Co.,N. V.
Tho peronfl named below had pperit thousands of
dollars in tho atorrwato to Kct relief from ltheu
matt srn. but all tn im rurpoHo. until they tried the
ltllSskAN Ulli:ilAlATIS.I UUK1S. which
costs two dollars and fifty rents. They ray It quick,
lyand completely cured tbcm, and that they havo
Binoo had no return of lthcuuiatlo trouble.
Wo publish a llttlo pamphlet (Bent free to any ad
dress) Klvinif their testimony Just as theygavo It to
us; but if you ha,o any doultta about tho matter,
write, any of tlifeto lleltevoa liheumatics, and get aa
expresslgn f rom them:
J. D. AViiitf. Bloom Bbnnf. Fa.
Kam ufl ltuitNs, of Bailsman & BuniB, Laucaater.Fft,
John McLacuhmn, Lancaster. Fa,
William Hemple, Alleirhany, I'a.
V, D. Iiddlltos, Bedford. I'a;
It. 0. 1'oiiTER, Chorry Hill, Md.
It. SI. Kinhlow, Newton Ifamilton. ra.
COL, D. 1 HEODALD, YOUUg&tOUn, OhlO.
Thp Ittisslnn ItlieumntUm Cure hafl tftrcd
t cry Ithoumatlo euflerc r v. ho has given it a fair trial,
ONK nox doks tiik buhinehh. t
n.iAA cm CA Ifmailedioc.additlonal.
PrICO 3lCDUt if registered 10a mora
Be euro this epod&l trado.max U on c wry box.
As yet It Is not to bo found at tha stores, but can
only be had by enclosing tho amount an above, and.
addressing tho American proprietors,
PFAELZER BROS. 9c CO.
tSIU.Sil Market Street, Philadelphia.
Invalids' Hotelahd Surgical Institute
603 Main Street, Buffalo, If, Y.
Staff of 10 Physicians and Surgeons.
Experienced Special!! for every
clahH ot 11nciincn treated ; nlof
trained, oxporleiieed and obliging
Unlit, well ventilated, elegantly
furnlHlicd private roinns, lor pa
tients. HoiihC fnrnUlied with Clevator,
Steam-heat, SpeaUlng-plpeii, Illec
tric llellw, and nil modern Im
provements. Tablo well supplied
with tho het of tood.
In not u JloHpltulj hut n plonnant
Ilemedlnl Home. Open day and
ALL CHRONIC DISEASES,
whether requiring for lliolr euro
iiiuilicul or surgical ulil, Bklllfiill)
troatecl. THIS INSTITUTION in Mil" 1 U'iI
with TurkUh lliillm, Anieriiun
Movement Trcatnienti or ITlechan
leal MaimuKc -1Ii( lilni'ry, Vllall
zatlou unit Vnt'iiiiiu Trcatiueul
AiiparutiiH, tho most approved
llloctrlcul ITIac'hliit'N and llatter
i'H. Iiihulntlou Aiiparalii, nud all
Clio mofct vnlunliln ri nn il lal nppll
anceM known to uietlleal bcleueo.
Cull, or hciiiI 10 eenlH lu Mumim
for our InvnlliU' tiulde-IIook (1(18
1aera)t whlrh kIvcm nil partlcu
nrn. Addresx n above.
World'. Dbpcnsar; Jlullial Au-otUllon. I'rop's.
GIVEN jAWAY !
Ton thousand babies tiro given
yearly to the grave by nothaving
Dr. Hand's Teething Lotion on
their gums while teething.
SOMETHING NEW !
SOMETHING MAGICAL !
To bathe the baby's gums while
teething, relieving till inllumnia
tion, swelling and pain.
A good many night's rest by
nothavingDr.l land's Colic Curo,
for it gives baby comfort and
sleep without stupefying or in
juring it. No ojiiutcs. No con
stipation. Hold at Kleim's drug store,
general agent for Dr. Hand's
remedies for children. Labora
tory at Scranton, Pa. (iiecicow.
l btalned ana all patent business attended to (or
Our onleo u opposite the U. H. I'atcnt omce, and
we can obtain ratents In leai time than those re
mote (rom wubmngion.
send model or drawing. Wo advise aatocat
enlablllty nvo otcuaive, and we mako no charge
unless pitont U uecured.
We reler here, to tne Postmaster, the Kupt. ot
Money order I'lr., and to oniclala ot the U. u.
l'atent tmioe. For circular, advice, terms and
reterencea to actual clients in your own Mate or
C. A. SNOW & CO.,
opposite I'atcnt omce, Wellington, u 0
AN EDITOR'S DREAM.
11Y SCOTT WAY.
Onco upon n tlmo a vitiligo editor
sat in liia quiet sanctum inihiairloiisly
persuing tho political editorials in his
daily city exchanges. At longth that
which ho read began to havo fis legiti
mate elTect j tho editor nodded once,
twice, thrieo j his oyes closed, tho city
daily fell from his nerveless fingers,
and thrco Hies lit upon hin bowed bald
head and balanced nil, and swung cor
ners, and crossed over, and promen
aded all around, to the music of tho
rythmical editorial snore. Tho villago
editor was asleep ; and, sleeping, thd
villago editor dreamed :
Ho sat at his desk with weary fin
gers and aching head. Tho last local
item had gono into type.tho last insido
reading notice had been set up, and
tho youngest apprentiuo stood grimly
by, with lines of impatienco upon hit
brow and a daub of ink undor his loft
oye, waiting for moio copy. Suddenly
there was n step without, tho door
opened, a man entered, and taking tho
vacant chair in front of tho editor's
desk, to which tho editor had politely
called hiri attention, and s&id :
"My dear sir, my name is John W.
Smith. I am a subscriber to your
pap? r, as you very well knew, and bt--ing
in town to-day I thought I would
take the opportunity to call and tell
you that I liko your paper all but one
thing : You don't print enough mat
ter on tho tariff question. l'oetr and
stories and futiny paragraphs and local
items may do well enough to fill up a
paper with in ordinary times, but just
now tho country is aivako to tho tariff
question, and if you want to koep your
paper alive you've got to givo your
subscribers light on tho tariff. You
should not havo less than thrco columns
of editorial and fivo columns of ex
tracts on tho tariff every issue. That's
all I'vo got to say, and I hopo you'll
bear it in mind. By the way, I owe
you for two year's subscription, and
ono of theso days I'll call in and pay
it. Don't forget to let yourself loose
on the tariff ; good-by.''
As the man who wanted moro light
on the tariff passed out, a little ner
vous looking person came in and took
tho vacant chair.
"Ah," ho said, with a littlo smile
that didn't look Btrong enough to bo
out, "ah, my dear man, I see you are
absorbed in thought, as an editor al
ways should be. And that reminds me
that you aro neglecting -almost totally
neglecting science. Too much politics,
too muoh of politics, my dear man ;
your papor will never grow in circula
tion while you neglect ecienco for poli
tics. You should devoto not less than
four columns a week to science. That's
all I camo in to say. Be in some day
and pay you ray subscription. Good
day; but don't forget to givo us plenty
The footsteps of tho man who want
ed scienco had not gono beyond tho
editor's hearing when a third visitor
entered and took tho vacant chair as if
ho wero accustomed to sic in it.
"I am sorry to notice that you are
neglecting politics just at this impor-.
tant period,"ho said kindly but gravely.
"You should strive to keep tho vital
principles of our party constantly be
fore tho people. I liko your paper in
all but its lack in this respect, aim some
day, perhaps at the beginuiug of next
year, I will subscribe for it. I seo it
now every week at Brown's office. If
you would write about fivo columns of
fresh political editorials every week
you'd seo your paper going right up in
uii.uiu.iuii. XMULB WUUL x tutu xiruwu
yesterday, and ho acrecd with me. A
story and a soieutifio article occasion
ally and a littlo local matter and some
marriage and death notices to please
tho women aro all well enough, but 1
can tell you that a country paper to
amount to anything, and havo an in
fluence, has got to bo full on political
matters. That's all I want to Bay now.
When you want any points on politics
I'll bo glad to help you out. And. by
tho way don't forget that I'm a candi
date for the Legislature ; good-day."
Tho next visitor who took tho va
cant chair that sat in front of tho
villago editor s desk spoke as follows :
"I stepped in to-day, sir, to tell you
that I do not want your naner anv
longer. In some respects it is a good
paper, out you do not print enongli
news matter. You should havo a full
pago of news at least. I don't care
anything about your protective tariff
and your tariff for revenue only, or
anythiug of that sort. I want a full
account of tho murders and suicides
and railroad collisions and divorce
cases. Don't send mo the papor any
longer. I'll como in and pay you what
I owo you when I havo sold ray corn ;
And then thero was a light step at
tho door,and a person wearing a severe
countcuanco and a shawl camo iu and
took tho vacant chair.
"I am very sorry,'1 ho said, in meas
ured tones, and with a fixed and criti
cal stare at tho end of tho editorVnoso
"I am very sorry to notice that' you
aro giving in your columns bo littlo
attention to tho cause of Prohibition
the noble causo of Prohibition. You
must rouso yourself upon this great
question and givo your readers a pago
of it weekly. I am not a subsoribdr to
your paper, but I borrow it overy week
ot my neighbor and I loan him tho
Manner of lAght in exchange. So
you will observo that I havo boon ono
of your faithful readers nud I know
just where you fall short of making a
good newspaper. I will leave you a
few tracts from which you should make
liberal extracts from timo to time.
You will notice that this one, "Dash
tho Cup Away I" is writton by myself.
You aro at liberty to print it in full.
And when I como across anything par
ticularly good in tho columns of Jiaiu
tier of Light I'll cut it out and send
it around to you. You luvo a uraud
opportunity to mako your paper grow
iu circulation and intluenco,and I hope
you will como boldly to tho front on
tho right course and no longer oontinuo
to tiovoio your valuable spaco to trivial
matters. By tho way, havo vou a few
oxcliaugcs that you aro dono with t
Ah, that' will do j thanks j good day."
In tho door tho man in tho Bhawl
passod a person with a merry twinkle
iu his eyes.
"I liko your paper it is first rato."
ho said, as ho dropped into tho vacant
chair, "excopt that it does not contain
humor enough. Why don't you fill
her full of jokes and bright things by
tho funny fellows and mako your read
ers laugh T Nobody cares a cent for
thoso political editorials and thoso
scientific articles, and that stuff about
tho tariff you priut. That nuts mo to
sleep. Givo us a plenty of jokes to
shako a man'a liver up and let tho
tariff tako caro of itself. That's all.
Bo in to seo you again when I've moro
tlmo i ta, ta.
Tho next person who took tho vaoant
chair bad a countcnanco as solemn as a
second-band hearse. Ho didn't look
as if bo had smiled moro than onco in
forty years, and tho village editor took
him for an undertaker who wanted to
advertise a patent embalming process
and pay in trade
"Sir" said tho solemn man after a
silonco that became very painful to tbo
villago editor. "I am grieved to notico
tho tono of levity that has recently
pervaded tho columns of your paper,
and i am compelled to ask you on
that account tu tako my name off your
list. You seem to forget that this is a
world of calamity and woe, and that a
spirit of levity in tlm pross Is unseem
ly, and tends to draw attention lrom
tho solemn realities of lifo nud the
near proximity of death. Last week
you declined to print my article on titled
'llfficotions on tho Grave,' alleging
that you did not havo room for it, and
then gave up nearly a column of your
paper to frivolous jokes. I do not in
tend to road anythiug light this year.
That is all I havo to say ; good after
noon." Tho door closed behind the solemn
man and then Boftly opened again to
admit a dreamy-eyed man with a poetic
brow and a general expression that
seemed to indicate that ho wanted
something he had never had and rover
expected to have.
"I meiely came in to remark," ho
began, as ho took tho vacant chair,
"that you aro sadly neglecting tho
literary department of your paper, I
not only havo noticed it my sell but
several of my friends have called my
attention to it. You should by all
moans run a continued story and havo
from two to three good short stories in
each issue. Good stories is tho tiling
that is wanted to mako a villago paper
popular. Everybody you ask will tell
you that. A littlo news and some local
matter and the marriages and doaths
should bo printed, of course ; but you
shouldn't lot anything crowd out the
stories. I don't tako your paper but
my brother-in-law does, and I borrow
it of him. I havo intended for some
timo to mention this matter to you,
but could nover think of it when I was
in town beforo. If you think theso
suggestions aro of any value to you,
you may send mo your paper gratui
tously for a year. Allow rao to bid
you good day, sir."
Tho droamy-eyed man wont out as
softly as n sixty days' note falls due,
and a moment later another stylo of
person dropped into tho vaoant chair,
and spoko thus in tones that wero
sharp and quick:
"I dont think that I shall take your
paper another year. You aro not
making as good a paper as you should
with your opportunities. You aro not
giving your readers enough oi local
matter. Local matter should bo tho
chief featuro of tho village paper. Ev
erything should bo mado to givo way
to local matter. A story now and
then when you havo plenty of room,
and a bit of poetry now and then to
pleaso tho young folks who aro iu love,
and a littlo nows matter aro all well
enough, but if you want to mako a
villago paper a success, you've got to
let yourself out on local matter. Givo
tho nows of your own community and
let tho big dailies tako care of tho
rest of tho world. And, by the
way, if you aro a littlo short of local
matter this week, you might say that I
nave invented and patented tho most
common-sense churn that has over
been introduced to tho people of this
State. I'll bo in again in the courso
of a few weeks, and will then pay you
for ray subscription for last year."
Tho villago editor was just sliding
under tho table, a crushed and mentally
demoralized man, to hido his head in
despair or tho wasto basket, or both,
when a loud knock at tho outer door
brought him from his dreams to his
"How aro you old fellow t" cried a
cheery voice, and the Old Subscriber
from up tho creek took tho villaue edi
tor bv the hand with a hearty craBp
and shook a pain in tho editor s shoul
der blado. And tho Old Subscriber
from up tho creek seated himself in
tho vacant chair add merrily spoko
"Well, old boy, you're iust civincr
us tho very best paper wo oyer had.
A good story overy week, somo poetry
to pleaso tho women folks, and a col
umn or two of fresh humor to mako
us laugh and keop our livos running
on regular Bchedulo timo, just about
i. f .,i:.: n .t. .. .t..i
uiiuuu ui imimi;s, uu inu uuwp tllali IS
worth a busy man's timo to read, overy
important local ovent written up in a
breezy, rcadablo style, and advortiso
raentB of nil tho publio sales and of tho
stores and shops that offer us bargains.
i es, sir; your paper is gooti enough
for mo worth twice what you ask for
it and 1 want to pay you a year's
subscription for myself, and hero are
four dollars moro, for which you may
send your paper to my son out West,
and my daughter down South, for thoy
both liko to get tho news from tho old
homo, and you givo them moro of it
in ono issuo of your paper than I
oould writo in twenty letters. That's
all l'vo got to say to-day. Como out
and seo mo when I begin to mako ci
der, and brinir a tut alone if vou'vo
got one, and if you haven't, I'vo got
ono to loiiu you; gODti-uye.
And tbo Old Subscriber from up tho
creek went out with a srailo upon his
faco that began below his left oar and
spread leisurely about over his faco
and then quietly meandered back to tho
placo ot boglnuing.
Tho villago editor was about to
pmoh himself lo assuro himself that
he was really wido awake, when tho
cry of "copy 1" camo to his ears, and
men no uitin t mink it uoccssary to
pinch himself. Ho only folded up
three crisp two dollar bills and put
them in his pocket with tho beautiful
thought that this world in which wn
livo is not half so bad a world as folks
sometimes dream it is.
Tho cannon with which tho Albany
bi-ccntennial salulo is to bo fired was
tirst mounted over 250 years ago.
Fiti John Porter's Restoration.
HIG I'INAt. STAOKS OP A DISPUTE PKO
I.ON(li:i TllllOUll TWr.NTY-KOUU YBAKS.
Tho President's nomination of Eitr,
John Porter to a colonel in tho army
was tho necessary setiucnco of his hav
ing approved tho act of Congress un
dor which this nomination becomes
possible. Tho confirmation ot tho ap
pointment will bo a no less natural se
quence from tho majority of tho votes
cast in tho Senate iu favor of tho net.
In future years this restoration of
General Porter will bo looked upon as
a typical example of the desire of the
American pooplo to do justice, yet per
haps with somo wonder on tho part of
thoso who do not study minutely the
history of our times, at tho long delay
in his vindication. But thero is prop
erly nothing surprising either iu tho
original condemnation by court martial
or in tho long postponement of this
practical reversal of it. Tho trial by
court martial occurred soon after tho
second battle of Bull Kuu, on whoso
events it was based, when testimony
and reports from thu Union side wtre
alono accessable, tho war still continu
ing. It occurred when thero had be
gun to bo a fear or suspicion iu somo
quarters of tho formation of cabals
among high ofliceis, by which, unless
checked, patriotism would bo subordi
nated to personal favoritism for this or
tho other leader. Eking out its as
certainable facts with Biirraiso and in
ference, the court possibly reached a
sort of cumulative judgment against
several incidents in Gen. Porter's con
duct, when no one of them standing
alono would havo been considered to
destroy his previous reputation as a
bravo aud loval soldior.
Porter's first alleged offence was
that, having received from General
rope, during tho evening of Aug. 27,
18'i2, an order to march his corns at 1
o'clock in the morning to Bristoo Sta
tion, with the explanation that "it is
necessary on all accounts that you
should bo hero by daylight," ho "did
not start until 3, and did not arrive
with his advance till an hour before
noon. Of oourso Gen. Porter took a
risk in this delay, under a positive or
der, but it was shown that ho con
sulted his division commanders, Gens.
Monell, Sykc, and Buttorfield, who
all agreed that a liberal compliance
with tho ordpr was impracticable, from
tho fatigue of tho troops, the darkness
of tho night, and tho blocking of the
road by wagon trains. It is also ad
mitted that the failure to comply with
the order did not unfavorably affect
The second accusation against Port
er was that ho did not move his troops
in strict accordance with a joint order
given to McDowell and himself on the
morning of Aug. 29, thus leaving his
corps practically unused in the aid of
tho operations of that day. Tho
third accusation was that ho did not
obey at all a specific order sent by
Gen. Popo at 4 p. m. of that day to
go into action against tho enemy.
Thousands ot pages or testimony
and argument hayo been printed on
these points, tho upshot being that the
accusations wero literally correct, but
subject to the explanation that both
of Pope's orders wero senr. under the
supposition ot a state ot things dilter
ent from ono actually existing in Port
er's front, thus placing upon the latter
tho necessity of exorcising tho degree
of discretion imposed upon a corps
commander. In tho wording of tho
orders thero was also Bomo conflict
rith tho facts.
In addition, tho court martial of
18C2 had before it private despsohes
from Porter to Burnside. of Aug. 27,
containing such expressions as "if you
can get rao away, do so," and "inform
McClellan, that I may know that I am
doing right." Tho next day ho tele
graphed to Burnsido that tho latter
would "hear ot us soon by way ot
Alexandria;" and on tho 29th ho !n-
formed Burcsido that ''Popo went to
Centrovillo with the last two ("Heintz-
olman and Reno as a body guard, at
the timo not knowing whero tho cno
rny was. I hope Mao's at work,
and wo will soon get ordered out of
this." Thero is littlo doubt that the
court martial interpreted Gen. Porter's
acts by tho light of theso and other ex
pressions, showing a profound disgust
at what was going on. it was appar
ently inclined to consider him in no
proper tram" of mind to judgo of tho
enemy s strength, and in one, rattier,
to bo misled into excuses for inaction,
But when, sixteen years later, a
Board of Inquiry composed of ominent
soldiers, Schofield, Terry and Getty,
reviewed tho whole matter with much
better opportunities for information,
they found that General Porter's viow
of tho actual military situation in ins
front on i;ig. 29 had bpen surpnsiugly
correct, and was confirmed by tho tes
timony of Longstreet and other Con
federate officers thero present. Thoy
rendered unanimously a professional
opinion to tho effect that Gen. Porter's
actual oonduct had shown truo military
judgment, and that tho suppositions ot
his accusers as to tho actual situation
of things had been entirely mistaken
With such testimony as to actual con
duct hostilo inferences drawn from
private despatches to a brother officer
wero dismissed as irrelevant.
Until a competent Board of Inquiry
should oxaraino tho oase, Gon. Porter s
exoneration had boon practically hope
less, becauso tho matter was thoroghly
complicated In Uongross with party
politics. But when such a Board, ot
ficially appointed for this oxpross pur
pose, had mado a prolonged examiua
tion. and had declared him to bo not
guilty of tho offences of which tho
court martial had convicted him, his
restoration became only a matter of
timo. A technical objection caused
President Arthur to veto tho bill passod
by tno oriy-eigth uongress lor his ro
net, hut the action taken by tho Forty
ninth has been moro fortunate
A citizen in Detroit has had his faith
iu human nature rudely shaken. Ono
day when tho rnin was falling fast ho
saw n young man and a young woman
pauaung through tho wet, umbrcllalcss
He was near his otvn door. So, with
raro philanthropy, ho thrift his silk
umbrella into tho hand of tho astou
ished young man, saying, '"Tako this
vou havo a ladv with vnu. Ynn nnn
bring it back to-morrow lo that liouso
thero." 'Uio young mau took tho utu
brella, and tho good citizen of Detroit
liasn t seen it mnco,
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The Ohlntwe Ruler's Brido.
HOW THE tlllKAT CELESTIAL SELECTED
HIS LITTLE MONGOLIAN HELPMEET.
It looks very much as if tho year of
our Lord 1880 will be noted in history
as remarkable for a kind of ep'nidiiio
I matrimony in high places. J'.rsi of
all wo havo tho Duko of Braganza's
marriago at Lisbon, followed by that
f i'rcsident (Jlovoland at Washington
and now iho ponderous festivities of a
Celestial wedding nro about to unito
Kwnng Zu, tho young Emperor of
China, to tho damsel of bis choice. Tho
latter is said to bo tho daughtor o? a
mandakin named Tao-Tai, of tho pro-
incu ot i ohen iuang, and it is assert
ed by competent authorities that sho
is exceedingly levely and clever. At
any rato tho young monarch of -100,-
000,000 subjects will bo alone to blame
t sho is not, lor ho personally selected
her from among about 120 girls who
ad been gathered together from all
parts of China for his inspection.
1 ho latter took place at thu end of
April last, ami, as it was somewhat
curious, a short description thereof may
rovo ot interest to all thoso who aro
u any way matrimonially inclined.
Sinco tho beginning of tho Mandchu
iynasty in China it has alwavs been
customary that tho Emperors should
select their wivis from among tho
daughters of thoso families who belong
to tho Pa-Cht Chi-Jen. These aro tho
escendants of the warriors who took
part in thu Tartar invasion of China
00 years ago, and who eusequently
settled in the country. A list of theso
tamilics, carefully written up to date,
as far as births, marriages and deaths
aro concerned, is kopt at each provinci-
al capital, and in March last all tho
nombers thereof who had daughters
between the ages of twolvo and sixteen
wero ordered to bring them to Pekin
lor inspection. Un tho night beforo
the day fixed for tho inspection tho
long procession of covered carts, in
which tho girls wero seated with their
lathers, was set in motion, and at day
break reached the northern gate of tho
Imperial Palace. Shortly afterwards
the yoting Emperor, accompanied by
his mother and attended by a largo
body of eunuchs, entered the court yard
and took up his position near a tablo
on which wero placed a number of
wooden slips, each marked with tho
name, ago and clan of tho candidate.
Tho Emperor, taking ono of tho slips,
rcaus out iho name written thereon,
whereupon tho girl in question was led
up to him by tho eunuchs, whilo her
lather, with the Governor and Deputy
3ovornor of the proviuco to which sho
belonged, threw themselves on tbo
ground and remained prostrate until
dismissed by their imperial master.
The girl stood upright, divested of her
garments, while tho li-mperor inspected
her closely, talked to her and question
ed her father and the Govornor of tho
Province about her. If sho did not
pleaso him ho merely throw tho littlo
tablet into a wasto basket and motion
ed her away with a wave of tho hand.
In tho casesj however, whero tho young
damsel obtained his approval ho placed
-i- i 41 f , 1
inu sup wuu nor narao carotuiiy ou ono
side, having previously marked it in
red with a ono two or threo according
to tho measuro in which sho had pleas
ed him. After having all boen duly
inspected in this manner tho girls re
entered their conveyances and retired
to their residences m the city. Four
days later those who had not been
favored with the Imperial approval
wero notified of the fact and permitted
to return to their domestic hearth,
while thoso named ou the selected tab
lots wero submi'.tcd a few days later to
another and closer examination. It
was on this occasion that tho definite
choico of tho Empress was made.
Mono of theso Pa Chi-Chi-Jeu fami.
lies .ire permitted to malform their feet
as tho women frequently do in China
with a view ot rendering them abnor
As a rulo tho parents appear desirous
of ovading tho honor of -surrendering
their daughters to tho sovereign, for
family affection is strongly developed
in China, and vhen onco the girl has
crossed the threshold of tho palace, sho
is cut off forever from any intercourse
i f , 1,
wuu ner lamiiy. nowever,overy nead
of tho f&milics in question is obliged
to obey tbo imperial summons, and only
incurable diseaso or malformation duly
certified after personal inspection by
the Governor of tho Province can ex
cuso a father from giini up his
daughter to the Emperor. It may bo
stated iu conclusion that tho latter is
between 15 and 10 years of age.
A ffinrdinna nvnlinnmi an, .a . A mn.l-
raeketA-that of sleepiug with tho faco
downward. Thoso plans and specifi
cations for sleeping aro getting a littlo
too numerou. Wo always try to livo
up to them. When somo old medical
authority who has got his cemetery full
and retired from active slaughter shouts
that a person should sleep with his
head toward the north so that tho elec
tric currents will pass through tho
body on tbo proper route, wo Bleep
that way. If another moss grown
practitioner, with as good a record for
tataiity, Bolmenly asserts that the only
authorized and fully-guaranteed way
to slumber is with tho head towards
tho south, and gives tho samo reason
as tho other, wo just movo tho pillow
aft and turn in. When still another
rival of tho palo ridor, with his back
broken by lifting on tho rato of moral
ity, announces that the only way to get
along peaccfullly with tho ilcctrio cur
rents, is to sleep with tho head to
tho cast or west, bo that thoy will slide
over tho body nud butt agaiust tho
ueatiuoani ot tho bedstead, we prompt
ly, even gladly, comply. Every timo
tho word comes along tbo lino for a
chaugo it finds us a ready and willing
victim. Thoy aro coining rather too
last, however, it begins to look as it
wo could not pet through a wholo night
without veering nrcuud to somo new
direction or position. It will soon bo
necessary to get up thrco or four times
a night and go down and get tho mail
and seo what tho latest chart on sleep
ing is. Somo genius will havo to
bring n bedstead with deck-work at
taohed that will keep it continually
moving around and mako it occasion
ally get up on its hind castors aud
turn a couple of handsprings.
Warm weather is death and ru!ua
tlon lo women who have artificial com.