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Q W. MILLER,
jg' PRANK ZAKR, '
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ombian Building, Main street, below Ex
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streets uioomrrurg, ra,
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Office and residence on Third street near Metho
dist church. Diseases ol the eye a specialty,
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ruinate of the Philadelphia Dental College.
Having opened a aentai onice in
corner ot Main and centre Btroeta,
la prepared to receive all patients requiring pro
KT1IEH, OAS, AND LOCAL ANAESTHETICS
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free ot charge when artificial teeth are Inserted.
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llstylesof work done In a superior manner ,work
warranted as represented. Tixtn kxtbaot
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eald as soon as determined by Cubibtum r,
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Iib the agency where losses If any are settled and
pall by one of ther ow n oltusns. .
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Priscilla spinning, long ago, sighs as she thinks how soon her linen
Will lose its glossy luster, when the wash it once or twice has been in.
She docs not know that in the soap the evil lies that makes her suffer.
Its great excess of alkali, which cuts the fiber, makes it rougher.
Our modern maidens need not sigh since Ivory Soap has been invented,
Containing no free alkali by-which the ruin is prevented.
For linen washed with Ivory Soap in snowy bcauty'll ne'er diminish,
But always, while it lasts, preserve its pristine gloss and lustrous finish.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "Just a3 Rood as the .'Ivory ' "
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities
of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
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OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Suits mado to order at short notice
and a fit always guaranteed, or no sale.
Call and examine tho largest and best
selected stock of goods ovor shown in
Btorc next door to First National Bank
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KEYSTONE DYNAMITE POWDER CO.
manufactruersof the celebrated Keystone Dyna
mite. This explosive Is crnn? universal satlsfao
tlon Quotations cheerfully given.
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Office 2nd floor Columbian Building,
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sures non Masons.
Travelers Life and Accident ot Hartford.
CONTINENTAL Of New York, W,!39,931 .S3
AMERICAN of Philadelphia, K,M1,857.68
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Liverpool, Londorrand Globe Flro Insurance Co.,
ot London, the largest In the world, and tho lm
portal of London.
A liberal share ot the business Is respectfully
solicited and satisfaction Is gubriintced.
J. 11. MAIZE, Agent.
June 1, 1688, tr.
J.R. SMITH & CO.
Dytho following well known makers;
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Can also furnish any of the
cheaper makes at manufacturers
prices. Do not buy a piano be
fore getting our prices.
Catalogue and Price Lists
Midlcil anil Surgloil Offio.,
206 NORTH SECOND ST., PHILADA.
K8TA1H.I8UED 40 YKAH8
rorth. treatment of Youthful Imprudence,
Lou of Vigor, N.rvou. Iei)lllly and Hneclal
l)Hene. Oomultatlonby mall free of charge.
IItok Kent Fr.
OBleehouri from 8 a.m. tos r.u.A from e toor.H
BLOOMSBURG PLANING MILL
The undersigned having put his Planing M
ltatlroad street. In nrst-ciass condition, Is pre
red to do ausinao or wars iu ui. nuo,
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
urnlBhed av ruasuuituierrlceB. All lumber use
well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES FOR BUILDINGS
furnished on application.
BLOOMSBIJEiGr, PA., FRIDAY, NOYEMBER 30, 1888.
THE BEST BURNING OIL THAT CAN
BE MADE FROM PETROLEUM.
It elves a brilliant light,
i t win not smoke thocnlmneys.
It will not char the wick.
It has a high rtre test.
It will not explode.
It la pre-eminently a family safety oil.
WE CHALLENGE COMPAEISON
With any other Illuminating oil made.
We Stake Our Reputation,
As refiners, upon the statement that It Is
THE BEST OIL
IN TIIE WORLD.
Ask ycur dealer for
Trado for Bloomsburg and vicinity Supplied by
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U W 1 w
) to JOHNSTON & son, Pittsburg, Penn.
Cur3 Liver Complaint, Bilious Atlee-
s ff B nMH tlons, Loss of
i a a n n R Actitc skk
I A A A U U If ncss.Dfspcpsia
MninV VII Kidney trouble
IIHI and all dolicato Female Com
plaints. Sold everywhere. Frico25 cents.
Fragrant! 4 Lasting
The LeadlngPerfume forlhe Tolletand
Sold by all dealers. Price 25 eta.
bF Prlct only IS etl, Sold by elldiugqtltt.
Will relieve Rheumatism, Neuralgia,
Headache, Toothache, Sores, Burns,
Wounds, Cuts, Scalds, Backache,
Frostbites, Chapped Hands and Face,
Gout, or any bodily pain or ailment.
nuruMNQt'S PIUQS, Ui Ortat mhaceoAn.
UtlLlY tltott Prlct 10 Ctt. At all aruggttti.
M. C. SLOAN & BROi
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETNS
SLEIOHS, PLATFORM WAQNS AC
Plrst-classwork always on hand,
REPAIRING NEA1LY DONE.,
Priea reducedlo tuit the timet:
Tho undersigned has leased this well-known
bouse, and Is prepared to accommodate the public
Wliu an mo uunvciuences 01 a nrst-ciass noiei.
I Eli DEL DHAKE, Proprietor.
W. R. TDBBS, PROPRIETOR
0FP081TI OOOHT UODHB.
I urge and convenient sample rooms. Hath room
Lot axa cold water) ana all modern coqveclBnee
Avnouaiix1 tn' iikii
To tlio rhlmlvof'ydUth,.tlio near, tho'
attainable, is always tbo undcsirablo.
Happiness ovor Bitsi eilthrohed on tho'
lofty heights of tho beybndl Only)
after years! of Wearyuig pain niul fruit
Iohb pursuit of tho' ilcdtncr , vision, do'
wo learn to1 lo6k ntnbng thb oonlraon,
laco and unromantiO ftocnoH of ovory-
day li to for true contollt and peaoo.
.Tessio. Crofton was' a WisconHln.
farruer'it daughter young, vialonaty)
ahd'roraatltio; sons tively alive to hbn
lack) of 'talent aotVoP personal Ufiauty,
ana Heartily detesting tlio mm prosaio
life to wliioli she wna doomed by cir-
obnWtanocs' bbr discontent renderini;
falor rol'ulant and irritabloi 3h0 wns
riorirfavoritb1 with lior yoiirlgor brotli
crs and' Bisters, r.qr with tlio maiden
aunUwlio sitico her mother's1 ddatU had
actedjas hiir father's1 housjlteenorj and
tliough. naturally possessed of consid
erable onergy pfchdraoter, she had no
olearlVrdcTiHed plans for doing any
thing'to better her condition; she was1
waiting paesiyely lor that tairy chance
much besought, seldom tounu to
cast at her feet tho goad sho so much
desired. Tho long months dragging
wearily on were only rendered endun
ablo by tho couuuent liopo ot soma
thing better in store.
That such a cm should possess a
lover like Rodney Lcaro waB an un
solved problem to more than ono at li
mit ot human nature. Active, ener
getic, cloat'-btained, possessed of fine
natural talents and great sweetness of
disposition, what was it that attracted
him to his plain, ill-tempered neiali-
bon unless, indeed, it be onu of na
ture's laws that they who havo an ex
cess of her best gifts shall find their
highest happiness in oharing their
blessings with her loss favored child
ren: or, it may be that through the
discontent and gloom, ho caught faint,
occasional glimpses ot (lie angclto na
turo held in aboyance.
1 hough Koaney Jjearo was her de
voted ally aad champion on all ocen
siona, our heroine neither appreciated
his devotion, nor estimated him at bis
true value. He was so unliko tho
heroes of romance, sho had known
him so long and eo well, that fancy',
the bane ot a yonng girl s mind, re
fused to invest him with her airy
robes. She suliered his attentions be
oause sho had not tho heart to quarrel
with her only friend but waited pa
tiently tho while the coming of tho
Spring had blossomed into summer,
when walking one day in the orchard,
Jessie found her fato on a bit of torn
paper which tho wind had wafted to
her feet. Turning it ovor in her hand,
her cyo tell upon this singular advor
A vounc centleman of cood social post
tlon: talented and wealthy; possessed with
more tbau oidinnry amount of Rood looks,
and irreproacnablo moral character, wishes
to open a correspondence with a you at;
lady, with a view to matrimony. All let
ters stricuy conuucntiai. aauress
Hugh Manneeino, Box 150, Gi.en
In those earlier days, advertise'
raonts like tho above, (which havo
since been scattered broadcast over tho
land, luring many a soul on to destruo
tion) were comparatively unknown.
To Jessie Crofton's aimless lifo tho
words came liko tho blinding light of
a new revelation. Here was tho true
leal for which her soul had longed;
tho modern Bayard without Haw or
Htain; and accepting without cavil or
suspicion the destiny in btoru for her,
beforo uightfall she had dispatched
to G:en Haven a long aud conhdental
epistle, detailing with touching pathos
tho sorrow and ionelincss of her love
Had Jessie possessod a wist and
tender mother who understood her
wenkenesse , and sympathized with
her in tho discontent aud unhappiness
80 common to young girls ore life's
great labors aro fully enterod upon,
that letter would havo never been
sent, and this history would have re
mained unwritten. But sho had novor
been encouraged in tho praotico of
making her auut her confident, and
her father was too wholly absorbed in
businoi-s to waslo any time trying to
understand his children, so it was not
sirango that sho kept her correspond
ence to horself, and only her anxiety
when on the arrival of the etage, she
went, as was her custom, for tho fam
ily mail. On ono point sho had dis
played an unusual amount of caution;
armg that tuo matter mignt oome to
her father's ears, and bo ill received,
she had given an assumed nime, which
soon bfoamo familiar at tho post-olliae
as day after day passed by and hor
frequent inquiries received tho unvary
ing reply "no letter." At last, when
sho had given up all bono of hearing
from her unknown friend, sho was
happily surpiisod by tho receipt ot the
long-looked for missive, wrapped in a
dainty envelopo, and directed in a
bold, manly nana. Almost uesiuo
herself with joy, sho oould hardly
wait until sho was out of the villago
and had reached tho shade ot a small
grove, beforo sitting dowu on a rock
bp the wayside and tearing open the
It began with a prettily-worded apo
logy for tho writer s neglect caused by
his absence on business, and proceed
ed in glowing terms to desoribo tho
pleasuro her lettor had given him. llo
had singled it out from many hun
dreds received (so ho wrote) for tho
truth and earnestness rovealod in overy
line, in her ho was sure ot uncling
congenial spirit, and henceforth his
Ule.wouid be bound up m ner loners,
There were many moro pages tilled
with fimillar phrases, withlofty sound'
log passages from tho poets, and sentl
mental ropinings otier tuo destiny mat
had so long separated them. But to
Jessie's unsophisticated heart overy
word was as precious as gold, it was
tho ono perfect letter over written;
restoring it to its envelopo Bho resum
ed her homoward walk, hardly eon'
soious that tho way was long and tho
That evening, when Rodney Learo
made ono of his customary uncero
monlous calls, ho could not but per
oeive that thero was a now barrier bo
tweon them. Jessie sat silent and ab
sentmlndod, and gavo no heed to his
wittiest sallies. Finding her in Btioh
an unamlablo mood, ho at ouco direct
ed his conversation to her father,
when, making soma trilling excuse,
sho nroeo and left tho room to return
no moro that ovoning. Aftor porusing
Hugh Slanncring s tonderly set words
and smoothly flowing phrases sho
oould not patiently onduro tho clash
ing disoortUnco of her Bomctlmo lov
er s rougher cpcccli. Rodney waitod
patiently awhile for her return, aud at
last took his loavo in as much of n
frot as his sunny nature allowed him
to Indulgo iu.
Autumn came, and tho mellow days
and goldon ovonings woro imbtiod for
JcBfin (Jrofton with tbo glory and
splendor of lovo's young dream.
Never had tho hand of tho Great Ar
tist tinted tbo woods and hills with
such gorgeous dyes; never did Buoh a
vail of beauty overhang tho uelle;
never did lakelets lie in bucIi a dream
of poaco. Earth was a now Eden, and
reversing the ancient ordor of things,
a now Evo awaited tho coming of her
Adam; and it dimmed not tho bright
noss of her glory that tho one friend of
Hfotime, disheartened by her frequent
rebuffs, troubled, hor no longer with
his presence. Hodney Learc, grown a
trifle silent and sad, "striving to con
quer a lovo which his better judge
ment assured him would never bring
him contentment, or peace, went his
own way; and if sometimes" his'strong
band warded the heavier burdens ot
lifo from' her waaker shoulders, she
wns still unrccognizing and unthank
In tho lato fall the little household
of tho Oroftons was surprised by the
receipt of a lettor from an almost for
gotten cousin of tho family, whom
the tido of fortune bad drivon into tho
little harbor of Glen Haven. The let
ter contained an earnest request that
Cousin Joe or some of his family
should pay tho writer a visit. Only
by tho strongest torco of will could
Jcssio retain her calmness until in
family conclavo it was decided that
she should bo the fortunate ono to ao
cept tho invitation. Her father could
not spare tho time, and Aunt Ruth
was only too glad of a littlo respite
from the niece a fault-boding and gon
eral discontent; and so tho succeeding
week found her safely ensconsed on
tho stage ooacb, her faco bright with
anticipation, en route for Glen Haven
and Hit h Mannering.
There is something inexpressibly
sad in tho utter ruin of a young lifes
first romance. However unstablo the
foundation, it was reared in touching
tho faith and purity ot purpose
Happy tho soul thai
To something nobler may attain"
Anxious to surpriso hor correspon
dent, in the letter mailed the day be
foro her departure Jessie bad given no
hint of hor intended visit to Glen
Havon, and tho earlier part of hor
journey was whiled in the happy
dreams of their meeting.
Toward noon tho sky becamo over
cast, tho wind rose in tury, and a few
(lakes, tho vanguard ot the forces tho
Frost King held in reserve, came fly
ing through tho air. As the wjud be
camo colder and keener, Jessie was
aroused from her happy dreams by a
sudden neuralgia in her face, whioh
continued to grow worso and worse,
until by tho timo sho arrived at her
journey's ond she was almost frantic
with pain. Giving tho driver her cou
sin's address, with directions concern
ing her baggage, sho stopped at the
first apotheoary's shop to obtain an
Tho low building which boro on its
front in huge gilt letters tho sign
Drugs & Medicines, boasted also a
smaller one, Post Office: and as Jes
sie reached tho door, a man carrying. a
bundlo of letters brushed past her.
Sho drew back with an indistinctivo
"Rising on Its wreck at last,
feeling of disgust. To her sensativo
oul there wero something inoxpross-
blv loathsome in his presence. His
shabby black suit was soiled and torn,
his face was coarse and sensual, and
tho bold bluo eyes Beemed to stab hor
with their insulting stare.
Striving to oonquer her repugnance,
Jessie lowered her veil, and, following
him into the store, gavo her order to
tho clerk iu a subdued voice, and
whilo ho was preparing the medicine
cast a hasty glance to tho farther end
of the room whoro a number of men,
talking and smoking, wero gathered
around the stove. As the sleepy-looking
individual approached tho group ho
was greeted with a shout ot laughter.
Cried ono voioe, louder than tho rest:
"What s tho news to-day, Sir Hugh!
Tho rcp'y camo fearfully clear and
"I've got another letter from my
charmer, boys. Shail I read itl'' And
without waiting for an answer, he toro
open tho envelopo and began reading
Ab tho first words fell upon her ears,
JeBsio grew faint and grasped the rail
ing for support. Then a sudden rush
of indignation gavo her strength to
stand upright and listen, with burning
cheeks and flashing eyes, tho words
her own words written in all tenderness
of heart nnd purity of purpose fell on
hor ears, mterspersed by the reader
with coarso jests and frequent oaths.
It seemed au ago to her beforo tbo
awkward clerk succeeded in making
change; then taking her package sho
quitted tho store, followed by the
laughter, loud and long, ot tbo listen
ing crowd around tho stove.
Almost forgetiing her pain in this
bitter Bhock, sho hurried on her way.
This, then, was tho end of all her
hopes aud bright dreams! To this low
lovol had bIio descended to becomo
tho jest aud by-word of a party of vill
ago loafers! Thon Bho remembered tho
readers coarso allusion to tno "olo
woman nnd the young uns at homo",
tho tears camo thick and fast, and in
Budden contrast roso beforo her face
the figuro of a man so innately pur omul
.noble that to him an womankind was
sacred he, tho trusted knight-errant
ot the poor and deienBoiess.
Jiut thero was littlo timo for thought
Already sho had reached her cousin's
residenco, and, repressing hor feelings,
alio was obliged to respond to tho
hearty welcome of tho family to ask
and answer questions, until her brain
was in a whirl; but when tho long eve
ning was ovor, and bIio was alone in
her room, Bho threw herself upon the
bed In a passion of tears and self
roproaoli. "H I live," sho said at last betweou
her fobs, "I will try and mako myeelf
worthy of Rodney Learo, tho truest, the
best and tho noblest man tho world
ovor saw;" and with this rcsolvo in her
heart sho foil asleep.
Mho visit to lilon Haven marked tho
beginning of a now era Iu Joasio Orof
ton's lifo. A .fow cautiously-worded
qucstiona rovealod moro and moro tho
baseness of her correspondent: and bo
deep was her Benso of shamo and solf-
roproaoh that she wsi glad when her
visit camo to an ond and sho was ablo
to bid her kind relatives uood-bvo and
Sho had not been at homo three davs
but that every ono folt that a ohango
had oorao ovor her. Instead of oonsld-
ering the younger children a care and
trouble, sho sot herself to work to win
their confidence and affection, and to
improvo their minds. Her tired, over
worked aunt felt a sudden senso ot rest
aud snnnort nn nuintlv nnrl nnnlitrn. I
sivoly sho took upon horsolf, ono after
anothor. various housohold duties. It
was long beforo tho sting of her bittor
oxporionco had passed away; but a lifo
filled with oarnest, helpful labor finds
littlo timo lor vain, regretful looking
back to what might havo beon; and
when, after a fow busy happy years,
sho became tho wife of Rodney Leare,
bIio learned to look upon the ono dark
spot in her lifo as a muoh-nocdod les
son, trom wbioh sho had loarned con'
tentment and peace. St. Louis Maga
zine. The Prohibition Amendment-
Tho Times was in error in stating
that tho proposed Prohibition amend
ment to the Constitution might bo
submitted to tho penplo at tho Febru
ary election, if promptly passed by the
new Legislature. Tho fact was over
looked that a proposed amendment to
tho fundamental law must bo twico
advertised in eaoh county fully three
months proceeding tho election.
nuvu uiiuu passeu ny me jjegisiaiure,
IT1 - J t -t-- T I
it must bo advertised to onablo tho
pcoplo to act intelligently in selecting
members of tlio Legislature, who will
bo called upon to vote on its second
adoption by that body; and it must
then bo advertieed for throe months
beforo tho people vote on its ratifica
tion. Thero is not a shadow of doubt that
the noxt Legislature will adopt tho
Prohibition amendment without
change, which will bring it directly to
a vote ot tho people The chango ot
a eiuglo word in tho proposed amend
ment by the second Legislature acting
on it, would postpone its submission to
the pooplo tor two years. Jttorts will
doubtless bo made to amend tho pro
posed Prohibition amendment; but tho
new legislature is moro decidedly
committed to tho submission of the
Prohibition question to tho pooplo
than was tho last. It is as certain
therefore, as anything can bo in tho
future that the Prohibition amendment
will be submitted to the people in
Just when it will bo submitted is in
doubt. The Legislature oould readily
act on it in timo to have it advertised
threo months nnd bo submitted at a
special election in May. Tho only
reason in favor of a special election is
tbo tact that tbo mends ot tbo I ro
hibition movement aro urgent to havo
the issue submitted to tbo pooplo when
there are no partisan questions or in
terests to complicate tho struggle It
is probablo that tho Legislature will
yield a special election to tho Prohibi'
tiouists, aa a majority of tho legisla
tors and party leaders who advocate
tho submission ot Prohibition to tho
people, will vote against prohibition
and confidently expect it to bo defeat
ea at tho polls. The Prohibition
amendment in Pennsylvania is siinuly
, . . ., T-i ,., -.r
a political tuo to mo l loiiiuuiuii
wbalo and tho high liconse system
was adopted not only because it was a
publio necessity, but also beoauso it
would surely knock out Prohibition.
Eomanot In The South.
A YOUNG BOUTHKUNEIi TUIKB TO TAKE
,1118 SWEETHEART PROM A CONVENT.
The placid lifo of thu Sisters who 00'
cupy the Convent of St. Joseph iu this
city was rudely disturbed this morning
by a romantic episode. As a bevy of
girls were wending their way from the
o invent to tbo uathedral under tbo pro
tectiug oare of fourteen Sisters, a car
riage containing two young men drovo
up. Une ot thu ocoupants of tlio car
riage, a stalwart young mau, jumped
out, and seizing one ot the young la'
dies, attempted to place her in tho car
riage. ino o.sterB, with loud outcries,
.... - r.. . .... , .
rushed to tno rescue, surrounded t"o
couple and oventually succeeded iu pro-
venting tho abduction.
In the meantime a crowd had gath
ered. Tho other young man had alight'
ed and taken to his heels, and realizing
that his bold sohemo had failed utterly
tho adventurous young mau sprang in
to thu carriage, whipped his horses nnd
was away betore a band could bo raiS'
ed to stop him. Later ho returned aud
explained bis conduct.
Ho is tho auditor of Disston's Sugar
Bolt Railroad, now building, and tho
young lady is tho daughter of n well
known jeweler of Klssimee. Although
they wero much attaohod to each other
the parents of tho young lady objoctod
to tbo match and sent tho girl to tho
convent. On Thursday tho young man
succeeded in passing tho quarantine
and getting into tbo city. Ho toon a
young nowspaper correspondent into
h s contldeuoe, and armed with a mar
riage, licenso and a carriage, took his
chnut.es at tho convent gate. But for
tho sudden desertion of bis friend ho
might havo been successful. Nexo
Tho Nowburgh Evening Press says
that a prominent physician in that oity
is remarkably suocesful with tho fol
lowing treatment for dipthena: When
tho email yellow blisters conio in tho
throat, bath tho neck in turpentino un
til it is red but not blistered, and keep
it red. Then tako alum and burn it
on a hot Btovo until it oan bo powder
ed, and then with tho finger put it on
tho sores of tho throat onco in two
hours. Givo halt a tcaspoonful of
castor oil and three or four drops of
turpentino overy throo or four hours.
If vnrv far ndvanmd. tniinh thn ini
with caustio, diluted with water and
nlnee a mustard nlaster nn tlm l,nt- nf
tlm nfir.W frnm par in nar.
It is a curious faot that anta havo
beon discovered carrying the plant
lice to the rooti of corn.
TIIK COLUMBIAN, VOL. XXII.N0 47
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL LH, NO 31
How The Yellow fever (Jame-
BUnOF.0N-nF.NEttAt, HAMILTON SATS IT
WAS niPOHTKP INTO TAMPA LAST YEA It.
At tho meeting of tho Virginia Mod-
leal Society, held at Norfolk last weok,
Sirgeon-Gcneral Hamilton gave tho
following account of tbo manner in
which tho cnidemlo of Yellow fever was
. . . . . .
introduced into this country, tho do
tails of which, ho said, had beon scour-
cd at groat cost to tho Government,
and have not bofore been published;
I'Mt year tho yellow fover appeared
in Key West in Iho family of a rcstau-
rant keeper by tho namo of Bakor. A
family of Bolios, who had kept a hotel
in Havana, emigrated, unfortunatoly
for Florida, to Key West. Their
household effects wero landed and lor-
ed abovo Baker's restaurant.
ker family died of tho fover; thus tho
fover started, and ranidlv becarno ooi-
Tho Government, under the opera-
tion of that section of tho statutes for-
bidding interference with local authori'
ties, did nothing except at tho request
of tho Governor to help tho local Board
to establish a dispensary and pay tho
expenses of tho City Hospital. To as
sist in tho speedy depopulation of tho
city a refuge camp was established at
Egmonl, Ky , at tho mouth of Tampa
13 ay. JNo cae from ligmont commu
nicated tho disease. The first cases in
Tampa wero kept secret from August
to Oct. 21, 1887. A family of Italians
by the namo of Turk, fruit dealers,
brought tho fevor into Tampa. Tho
steamers had refused, under ordors
from tho Hillsborough County Board
of Health, to brincr fruit from Havpna
or Key West. These Italians, finding
it nnnossible to continue in business. I
set up a smuggling line, and brought
lruit bv wav ot t'unta Uorda flav and
nvnrlniid tr. Timra TiVr liia nnrnnao I
" "P. .
t,0 man Turk and his assistant. "Peto'
frpndpnr. mirrpntitiom viaita m
Hoy West while the disoaso was epi
demic thero, and blankets were pur
chased in tho infected city, used whilo
on tho overland trip, and brought to
Tampa. It is a significant fact that
tbo wholo family of the Italians were
tho first to bo taken sick, and that tboy
were not publicly known to have been
out of tho town, although the fact is
now known. The measures taken by
tho unvernment wero simply to con
form to the wishes of tho Governor to
aid the Hillsborough County Board of
Tho duty of preventing tho spread of
tho disease was undertaken by the
Florida State Proteotivo Association,
an organization consisting of one rep
tesentative from eaoh county Board of
lloallli, under the I'residency ot Ur,
King Wyloy of Sanford. In Decem
ber, 1887, the association raised the
quarantine against Tampa. The
county Board of Health asserted that
tho disease had disappeared. Un
fortunately the disease had not been
Btamped out, and although tho cases of
lover lingered all winter in Tampa, its
oxislenoo thero was bitterly denied
From Tampa the disease spread to
Plant City, Manatee, and other places,
and it is now believed that the fever
was at Jacksonville as early as Febru
ary, 1B88, ur. uuiteras ot tho Blanno
Hospital service, an acknowledged ex
pert, Bays that in his judgment at least
two of tho cates of "society" fover, of
which thero wero over thirty reported
in Jacksonville in that month, had the
well-marked clinical history of yellow
tever. JNino ot these cases died. Dr.
Potts treated cases in liay street m
June, and thero wero probably cases
continuously until the formal announco
ment was made. He said that so call.
ed isolated cases had been reported at
Jacksonville after the case in Bay
street had been treated in Juno by Dr.
Potts, but that tho local authorities
denied the presence of any epidemic,
and pliced a guard around eaoh caso.
This state of things existed until Au&
lb, when the spread ot the disease in
Jacksonville becamo bo great, cases
springing up at various points in tho
city that could not be traced to any of
tho so-called isolated cases, that tho
authorities bad to declare tho disease
JJr. Hamilton said that tho disease
had been introduced in Decatur, Ala
by a man who had gono from Jackson
ville ,whi o all of the oases in that city
had beon reported under gnard. His
ticket had been from some point out
side of tho infected city, and conso
nuently he was not denied admittance.
The Doctor said tho fevor had been
introduced into Gainesville and Per
I llUUUlliil uv uuac uuu u aviiD. V ilU UUU
nandiua by base ball players, who had
. . - o . j. -- .Iacksonvillo
before tho epUemio nature ot the dis-
. , ,,',. ,.i,i a ti,
, , - -
n- Tr..;i. , ,n nin; i,
ra,.n,.,mot ni n, v.rr on
said that since its esUblishment there
i,,i i, nni nnn .innti, r, i!,
fever in the fever hoinltal there. Ho
said that the experience of the
physioians fit tho oarap went to show
that, uvo days w tbo incubative period
nnd that when persons had been in the
camp for that length of timo and did
not develop tho disease, thero was no
dangor of their having it. No person
having spent ten days in tho camp bad
developed tho fever after leaving tho
Ho spoko of tho laok of local in.
spection at Tampa, whero tho disease
tirst appeared this season, and said
that if tho first cases had been report-
ed thero would probably havo been no
epidemic, nnd said bo had proof to
show that when tho caso of MoCornuck
wan reported as the first in JnckBOn-
villo tho fovor was theu opidemic,
He also said that whilo tho fovor
was raging at,Koy West, ho, at the re
quest of several health otlicere, had
prepared a bill providing for the
establishment of a Stato Board of
Hoalth, which was laid on tho table by
tho l loruia Legislature through mo
tives of false economy. Ho couoluded
by saying that tho mspoctlon ot
Florida cities ordered bv the Govern
ment had dovoloped tho fact that tho
yellow fevor was epidomio in both
Enterprise and Fernandina.
A Suaciuohanun paper has discover
ed that In an abandoned mi no near tho
citV of CarllOndalo a VOUng mail lives
tho lifo of a hermit. Ho was discover-
ed iu his subterranean home a few davs
I arro bv a nart7 of men Becking shelter
from tho rain, llu uvea well nnd will
I not civo un his singular abode for
cood homo which he has. A violin
I his only companion.
Wilt AI.r, TUB PAINTEU CI.OCK8 POINT
TO EH1IITBEN MINUTES AFTER EIGHT.
Tho Now York Sun save! A reader
of tho Sun. who wns also, ns all Sun
ro' dors arc. nn obsorving man, recently
sent a letter to this oilloo Asking why
it was that overy clook and watch
maker who slung an imitation olook or
watch outside bis shop aa a sign nau tno
haudi painted on tho faco at exactly
olgli'con minutes after eight o'clock.
This wos a poBor to overy clock sell
er a reporter asked, rno signs camo
to them that way they said. Tho ma
jority of them had never notlocd tho
curious coincidence. If risked whero
they got their signs painted tho reply
was they left tho order with thoir
wholcsnlo doalor and the signs came
along. That was all thoy know about it.
Inquiries among tho wholesaler!) in
Murry strcot and Maiden lano devel
oped the curious fact that thero is no
compotlon in tho tiado of painting
clook signs. A man named Uroot has
a practical monopoly of tho Chicago
market and a territory for hundred of
miles around. In Cincinnati W. H-
Smith docs the business without com
petition, and in this city, and for as
many miles around as Now York corn
mands tho clock trado W. L. Wash
burn enjoys a laborious but envinblo
This stato of affairs is brought abont
by tho wholesalo clook and watch doal
ers themselves, who got used to patron-
ir.ing those three dealors many years
ago, and never got enough out of tho
habit of it to give any other painter
the ghost of a show to succoed with nn
"But Father Washburn," said ono
wholesale doaler, "is father of thom all,
and of emblematic signs at well. Ho
was the lirst painter to make a sign
ombleraatio of any business, and ho
started in way back in '53. Why, tho
big concerns that mako metal signs
don't bother him at all. Ho gavo his
ideas to tho world to oopy, and tho
world got rich. Tho friends ho made
back in tbo '60s havo stuck to him ever
sinco, and one branoh of the business
has stuok so closothat no competitor in
other branches of sign work ever thinks
of getting a clock or watch sign to
make, and It by chance ho did be d
probably bo so soared he'd probably
send tbo customer to father Wash
Mr. Washburn was painting a olook
on a Dig star wuen tno roporiei- cauea.
lie VU nn old man With a ll.UHlV fS0O
- - --- - i rj -----
and a whito beard. Thero wero clook
sicrns manned out. half done, and fin
ished, hanging all around, and overy
blessed ono of them had tho hands
pointed at 18 minutes aftor 8 o'clock.
"Tbo reason all the dummy clock
hands point to that hour'' said Mr.
Washburn, "is because I paint them all,
and I always paint that hour. When
I painted tbo first emblematic sign ever
painted as a matter of business,back in
53, it was a clock. I don't know how
1 put tho hands. All I remember about
it is that it was for P. T. Barnum's old
concern on Courtlandt street, tho
Jeromo clook company, since gono up
the spout. I painted the hands any
way 1 chose, up, dowu, crosswise, or
together, as my mood dictated, from
that time up to April 14, I8t5. That
night tho news was flashed into the
city that Lincoln bad been shot in
i. n ' i . t i.:
ruiuo tuuairv. was wurtuu uu a
sign for Jeweler Adams, who used to
keep on Broadway, opposite Stewart's'
at tho time. I was making a great
dock to hang outside. Adams came
running in whilo 1 was at work, llo
was a strong Lincoln man. He said:
" 'Point those hands at tho hour .Lin
coln was shot, that tbo dood may never
1 painted tho hands, tbcretoro at
eighteen minutes aftor eight. The idoa
struok me forcibly, and when I oamo
to look nt. tho effect I found it was tho
most convenient arrangement, sinco it
displayed both tho hands well, aud loft
tho top half of the clock freo to paint
in tho namo of tho clook seller if
desired. So I threw all my stencils
away and made now ones fcr that hour.
I havo never varied from the system
since, and that 8 tno reason nil the
clook signs point as they do. The
Chicago any Cincinati people, I find,
aro doing tho same thing. Thev don't
know the story, bat they probably woro
won to my plan by tho capability ot
that particular arrangement for artis-
tio display in painting."
According to information received
at Washington thero wero 8100,000
expended by tho Republicans in West
Virginia between tho morning ot
Saturday beforo tho election and the
oloso of the polls on Tuesday evening,
Novomber 6. When it is retlected that
the total voto of the State is lo-s than
150,000 and that a largo part of the
territory is inaccessiblo in so short a
peiiod because of want of railroad fac
ulties, it must appear at onco mat tno
expenditure was illegitimate ana cor
Soon after tbo opening ot tho cam
paign attention was directed to tbo
colonization of th State by a railroad
oomnanv with whioh Stephen B. Eflcins
I . . - .
is connected. Later a rumor was pnu
18l'd .a H"oronco had risen
between Chairman Quay and Gonoral
Goff, the Republican candidate for
governor, uccauso vuay wuuiun t,
allow uoit ireo loot in uio uistriouuon
?f tho boodlo. Acording to these
lately developed facts tho differences
?na8' llavo V.cen composed
bands given liconco
Vet with all this proingaoy, and in
the faoe of tho obyiotis ooriuption, tho
ucpublioans woro unable to get at ma
jority cither on the voto for election or
Governor. Nathan Goff proposes to
organize a revolution in the Stato by
claiming tho G-ivernorship to which ho
was not elected. In this treasonable
and desperate course ho is sustained by
vuay. xi inoy carry out vneir piau
thoy should both be punished. J'hila.
Consumption Oared With Grapes.
This fell destroyer has brought a
blight to many a promising lifo, and
sadness to many a homo circle. There
is one remedial agent that will assist
nature in throwing off this terriblo
disoaso, viz: Spoor's Port Wine. It
has been used by hundicds with won
derful success; has checked tho pro
gress of disease and brought thous
ands baok to health. Its proporty is
to mako now blood, for salo by
Pho very smallest newspaper in
world is undoubtedly El Telegram
a iourunl published weekly at Guadala
jara, in Mexico. It has four pages ;
each pago is uvo incites in leugtn
throo inches in breadth.
Japaneso buckwhet is a cereal lately
I introduced into this looality. It ia
said to bo enual to tho native buck-
wheat iu quality, while it is lar ahead
a in productiveness, and the straw being
is stiffor and firmer does not fall down
I so easily.