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change Hotel. '"
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fflco In Columbian Bcildiko, Third lioor.
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a, KKOKH. L. B WINTIBBTIBN.
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llrst door to the left. Corner of Main and Market
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DR. WM. M. REBER Burgeon and
Physician. Offlco corner of Rock and Market
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PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON.
omce and residence on Third street near Metho
dist church. Diseases of the eye a specialty.
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ffta'duate ol the Philadelphia Dental Colltge,
Having opened a dental office In
corner of Main and Centre streets,
BBiepaied to receive all patients rcquli ng pro-
c bbloLul services.
KTIIKR, OAS, AND LOCAL ANAESTHETICS
administered for the painless extraction of teeth
free ot charge when ariltlclal teeth are inserted.
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Art necdic-work and valuable cmbroidcrtcn arc frequently ruined,
or their beauty much impaired by washing them with ordinary
soaj), which is too rank for such delicate ai tides. A simple, and
the pepper method is to make suds of hot water and Ivorv Soap,
and allow to cool till lukewarm. This solution, v.hilc very effective,
is pcifcctly harmless.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soapi, each represented to be " just as good as ihe ' Ivory' ;"
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, l.ick the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
tiie Genuine. Ask fur "Ivory" Soap ind insist upon getting it,
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or mailed for price.
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Can also furnish any of the
cheaper makes at manufacturers
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fore getting our prices.
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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FEIDAY, FEBRUARY
Fresh Hops, HemlockIgum and
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Spread on white muslin.
Apply one now fbr
Kidney Weakness. Tendor Lungs,
Bore Chest, 8 tiff Muscles, Female
PeJns, Crlclc, Bp rains, etc.
It cum every tort of Pain, Ache, or Weakness,
and quickly too.
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It gives a brilliant light.
It will not smoko I lie cnlmneys.
It will not char the wick.
It has a high are test.
It will not explode.
It Is pre-eminently a family safety oil.
WE CHALLENGE COMPARISON
With any other Illuminating oil made.
We Stake Our Reputation,
As refiners, upon the statement that It is
THE BEST OIL
IN THE WORLD.
Ask ycur dealer tor
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Prevents Lung Fever!
Cures Distemper, Heaves, Glanders, Loss
of Appetite, Founder, Fovors, &c
lib. in each packages. Sold by all dealers.
Regulates the Bowels!
Sold by all druggists. Price 23 cents.
For tlio euro of
and for tlio relief of
sons. For Saloliy nil
druggists. 25 cents.
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MADE WITH BOIUNO WATEH,
y J 1-1 tt
WITH OOJLINO MIUC,
Abjard a Man-of-War.
M011KS OP LIFK ON SIIIPIlOAnD THE
PI.KA9t)llK3 AND IIAKDSIIll'S THAT
FALL 70 TIIK LOT OF A RAILOK
JACKBV AT SKA.
U. S. S., Juniata, At Ska.
The iollitv of a sca-farinc; l'tfo ia pro
verbial. Thero is not a boy in all tlio
world, within tlio reach of books, who
has not pondered over tho stories of
the jolly, rollicking, careless and easy,
going rover of tho sea. How his in
terest has been aroused by tlio talcs oi
adventurous sea dotrsl How ho has
even stolen the hours from tho night,
not to mention those moments surrep
titiously taken from his studies of
winch only a boy can civo an account
to gorgo his fancy with tlio recitals of
hcroio sailor ladr, who iu the truest
nenao havo shaken the dust from their
feet, who sleep in hammocks rocked
by Btorm and wave, who havo been
evo witnesses of monstrous sea ser
pents, who have boarded treasuro
lnp, and who havo dono greater im
possibilities and seen stranger things
than wero ever dreamed of 'n pniloso
phv or npproved by common senso I
With alt ltd clamour, amid tho fas
cination of its surroundings for tho
ocean has an irresistible charm for old
nud vouiik alike the lifo of a sca-far-
er is not auito all that fnnoy paintB. It
is sometimes burdensome, often dull
and nhvavs exposed to peril. Tho
cloo quarters, even in tho most com
modious steamers, which become ono s
home for months and years, are the
most irksome restraints. Tho strict
disoipline, so essontial among men of
all classes and dispositions, and tho ex-
aotintr torms in which his duties ate
cast, tend to reduce tho fanciful Bailor
lite to tho hardpan of human experi
ence, luo recmring watches, tho
mosses, and the demands upon him at
all hours and in all kinds of weather,
bind him more closely than the arms
of an ootopus ever embraced a deliri'
To bcinn with, a sailor must bo s
healthy and robmt man. His duties
are multitudinous, aud requiro great
apitndc. A good deal of hard and
rough work falls to his lot. There is
no place on a man-of-war for any but
the strongest, ncost enduring and hard
iest of men. Tho law of tho survival
of tho fittest is pretty suro to assert
itself on shipboard, aud it generally
favors those who can stand tho most
knocks, and are built after tho model
of tho deacon s one horso shay.
Inasmuch as tho ship s crow is di
vided into watehfs of four hours each,
for Jackey to sleep loneer than four
hours at a time is out ol tho question,
and as ho is required to bo at his post
of duty three times during tho twenty
four hours, his dreams under the most
favorablo circumstances, that ever ex
ist on a war vessel, are quite apt to he
interrupted. Ho is likely to be called
up at any time, lrom doing Bloker
work bolow t ) haulms at ropes above
deck, and isn't suro of ordinary sloep,
not to think ot unbroken dreams, tin
til after ho has slept his full allow
Everyone on board a ship of war ii
necessarily assigned to a particular
tnees, for besides sleeping and workiog
it stated hours jAck must needs cat
at regular intervals. Iho' provisions
for tho ship havo already becii provnl
ed, consisting of those staple, articles
that may be prepared and served at
sea. An abunuanco ot wtioiesomo ami
well cooked food is served'to tho men
three times a dav, but without tho lux
uries and refinements of table etiquette
that aro to be fouud in well, saj
Fifth Avcnuo Hotel.
Tho crew is divided into messes of
about sixteen men each, with ono of
their number ns cook to prepare the
food, wash the dishes and perform the
various culinary duties for the mess
To be sure, the dishes of a sailor aro
not numerous, bis regulation kit con
sisting of a tin cup, a tin pan and a
spoon. In pleatant weather they
spread their mess cloths on the spar
deck, and nqualting about them in
groups or Bitting upon boxes eat their
fhip fare, but at other times tho berth
cabin, which is devoted exclusively to
the use of the crew, is made to resound
with tho clatter of the dishts and the
hurry and bustle of a ship's mess.
A typical sailor does not spend
much time at his mea's. He swallows
his food as quickly as possible, and
then lights his pipe for a few moments
of real enjoyment, demonstrating the
fact that he is an American in the
highest sense, capable of eating his
dinner it as many minutes as he has
fingers on oue hand, leaving the nut
ti r of digestion to laws of chance.
Tlio less time Iik takes for his meals,
the longer he may dovoto himself to
Iho eolaco of his pipe.
With his cup, pan and spoon, made
of tin and sometimes the worse for
usage, with a hammock aud blankets
for a bod, with a bag in which to keep
h'B clothes and with n small box for
his needles and thread, a sailors out
lit is complete He is allowed to havo
nothing else. He mends his clothes,
docs his own sewing and becomes
about as Independent a man, in tho
minor affairs of life, m ono is over
likely to meet,
Tho proyisious whioli wero put on
board at the Navy Yard, in cans and
uoxes and packages of every descrip
tion and in quantities to last three
months, aro prepared in tho galley by
the ship's cook, a most important per
son ago. Not only is this functionary
responsible for tlio condition of tho
food, which is served by tho mess
cooks to thoir mates, but ho is regard,
ed as the origin, by some ocoult gift,
of all the yarns and rumors on ship
board. It is supposed that a galley
yarn can emanate from no source hut
the ship's cook. Whether or not this
faculty bears any I elation to tho cook
ing or, tho food is not known, but one
think is notorious the storage capa
city ot, a sailer pastes all comprehen
sion. His appetite is phenomenal, IIu
cun eat moro in less timo than any
other man in existence. It is no ex
aggeration fo say that ho cats as muoh
as throo or four ordinary land-men,
without any inoonvcnlenco, and all
that within ten hours, fantintz the re
maining fourteen hours. Tho ship's
cook starts tho galley fires at throo
o'clock in tho morning and puts them
out at seven iu tho eveuiug, during
whioh ho meets tho wants of about
throo hundred sailors with the euuiva
lei.t of not less than nlno hundred
woU.deyeloped and vlgorutii appotitcs,
Iu tho supplies of a man-of-war,
noxt in importance to tho guns for a
show of defense, tobacco is considered
tho most essential. To meet tbeso do-
mands, largo quantities of tho weod in
its most equislto form, sweet ind lus
cious plugs, aro put on board before
sailing, and served to tho mon accord.
ing to established r.iloa.
A truo sailor is fond of his pipo,
which is always in his mouth during
smoking hours, a comforter in his
trials and a solaco at all times. Un
the war ships the privilego of smoking
is limited to certain hours of tho day,
which do not need a gong or even 'a
tina-pieoo to announce their arrival.
However tempted to eiuov a surrepti
tious smoke, as Jackey is sometimes
prompted to do, ho does not often Uko
such a risk upon himself, for a viola
Hon ot tho smoking privileges deprives
tho jolly tar of his tobacco for several
day?, which is to him a most condign
To allay any desiro to sraoko out ot
hours Jack is given to chewing bo
tyveen times. Nearly all sailors aro
smokers and chowers of tho weed, in-
dulging in ono or the other practico
almost incessantly. Tho common sa
luto among sailors on deck is tho in
tcrrogation "Any terbackcr on yot"
which is otteu heard, as well as that
modest request "Give tt9 a chaw, will
ye!" And to tho generosity of Undo
Sam's minions, bo it said, they always
sharo their tobacco with their fellows.
Whatovcr bo his virtues, Jack is
fastidious about his tobacco, which is
usually of good quality. Ho smokes
tho aamo kind that ho chows, biting1
into it for a chow, and ohipping it off
with his knifo when preparing for a
smoke. Ho uses a olay pipo, that soon
becomes short stemmed and as black
as n hat. Tho Brooking time on ships
ip the American Navy is a half hour
when first called in tho morning, coffee
being served at tho same time, an hour
at breakfast, an hour at dinner, and
during and alter supper until nine
At best a sailor's life is full of con
trast, and nowhero moro so than on
board a man-of-war. At ouu moment
you will sea him on deck with his
companions, telling storios, singing
and dauciug to his heart's delight, the
jollicst man in all the vrorldj and
again you will see him tugging at tho
ropes, with the Boa breaking over him,
deprived of rei-t and food for watches
together. Now you will bu him sit
ting at mess or asleep in his hammock,
tho very embodiment ot composure
and comfort; and then with blacken
o i hands and faco standing by tho
guns, with tho smell of powder about
Jackey, though not a dream, is a
stubborn reality, and after all, in
times of dangor, is pretty'apt to provo
himself a hero, every inch of him. Ho
has his failings, sometimes lamentable
ones, but ho stands tho tests to which
ho is subject. And to his credit lot it
be said, that tho eflioienoy of our Navy
does not nlono abido in the ofiicors,
competent though they be, but as well
in the men who set the sails, fire the
engines and man tho guns of our ships
Keduotion of Farm Value-
Tho triennial assessment recontly
taken in Chester county, shows a de
crease of nearly 1,000,000 in tho val
ue of real obtato during tho last threo
Why aro tlio larm latins ot rcnnsvi
vania, and especially those near Phila
delphia, with tho advantages of city
markets, steadily and rapidly deprecia
ting iu valuet
There is no depro.'sion in business;
no revulsion in monetary affairs such
as reduces all values, and there has
been a fair demand for farm products,
with rapidly increasing markets in
our growing oity.
Why, then, aro tarraeis realizing
loss from their lands from year to year
and the value of their property stead
ily diminishing'? Is it not because the
farmers are taxed for everything and
practically protected in nothing!
The.-e are not fi'yo hundred sheep
growers in Pennsylvania who would
not individually make moro iu the re
duced costs of tho woolens thoy con-
sumo that tiiHV would lose by free
wool, while tho millions of people in
tho State pay a dozen millions of need
less tax on their wo .lens, which arc
among tho commonest necessaries of
Farmers can't oombine and hold
their own against tho greod of trusts
in other iudustriea. Thoy havo the
Grange, that tempera their wrongs in
a feeble way, but tho rule is that con
oeiitrated "and monopoly-protected
wealth reaps by millions, and tho
farmer pays and grows poorer every
Tho manufacturing oantres under
stood tho tariff and tax issues in tho
latu campaign, and gave increased
voles agamd the oppression of indus
try, but tho tanners rallied as novcr
boforo to bind the thongs upon them
selves and offer eervitndo to thoso who
It will not always be so, and it is
quite probable that ono of tho earliest
of our political revolutions will come
from the now universally oppressed
farmers in their resolute oltort to ooiu
iiumd justice for themselves. Dimin
ished values and profits from year to
year whilo taxes and monopoly wealth
increase aro argrpnents which must
speedily conviuco tho most obdurate
Give tho farmers a littlo timo and they
will take care of thcmselyes. Times,
License Not Prohibition,
Pass tho prohibition amendment in
Pennsylvania, aud tlio total nbstinenoe
cause will bo damaged. Instead ot
having tho liquor traflio rogulated by
tho oxcullont high license law wo havo
now a law whioh is supported by
publio tfcutintont wo will havo free
liquor sold iu innumerable places with'
out license, aud iu tho ids of the
worst kind of salqrm keeperi", with
law to prohibit its sale which oannot be
enforced on aocouul of publio senti
meut being against it. In our opinion
that would be a great inniry to the
total absliuonco cause. Let well
enough alone. Wo havo a good high
liaonso law, which has already accom
plished wouders. Mako it hotter if
neod be, but dou't set back tho total
abslineuoe cause iu Pennsylvania by
attempting tho impoeslbta. Catholio
, Total Abstinence Siexet,
Tae Nation's Forests.
The first step In tho offort to provide
for tho conservation of tlio forests on
the national domain should bo tho with
drawol from salo of all forcBtlands be
longing to tho nation. It will not bo
necessary to prcservo' and maintain all
tbeso forests permanently, but the ex
tent of forest-territory which will bo
required by a practical plan of foret
presorvatlon and management for our
Western mountain regions cannot bo
nt onco precisely determined. A
thorough examination of these regions,
and of tho agricultural country depend
ing upon them for its water supply,will
bo necessary, in order to show what
forests must bo retained, and what
tracts of timber oan be put upon the
market without injury to the importaut
interests involved. Until such an ox-,
animation has been made, nono of tho
forest-lands now belonging to tho
United States should bo sold.
Tho second stop should bo to commit
to tho United States army tlio care and
guardianship of the forests belonging
to tho nation. There in timo of peace
no other work of national defense or
protection so important as this which
tho army can perform, and it is plain
that under existing conditions tho for
ests on tho national domain will not be
indeed cannot bo adequately guarded
and protected by any other means.
Tho measures which have been tried,
including those now in operation, havo
proved almost entirely ineffective.
Tho forests on the public lands are
pillaged by settlers, and by tho ora
ployees of railroad and mining com
panies, without scruple of limit, Other
instruments will have to bo employed
if tho forests are to bo preserved.
Their complete nnd final destruction,
with that of the soil which sustains
them, is, under tho present system, or
want of system, only a question of timo
and of very short timo.
Tho officers of tho United States
army aro educated by tho notion for its
service, and thoy constitute a body of
men unfqualled by any other in our
conntiy in their equipment for guard
ing and protecting tlio great forest
regions belonging to the nation. Thoy
possess every kind of fitness for this
work in greater degree than any other
clans of men, and if authorized by law
to undortako tins service they would
havo tho power and the means neces
sary for its performance, whilo every
body else is i-ievitably powerless and
incapable. As thero is likely to bo
very littlo work tor tlio army herealter
in tho caro of tho Indians, it will bo
available for this servico of guarding
the national forests. Tho work can bo
done well by tho army, and it will cost
nothing, or very little, while any other
plan would necessarily be both ineffec
tive and costly. Tuts guardianship
and defense of tho nation's forests by
the army of the nation flhould bo con
tinued and maintained until a sufficient
number of adequately trained and
equipped foresters has been provided
by the national government lor the
administration of a completo aud
permanont system and policy for tho
management ot the toresls on the pub
This brings us to consider tho third
step. 1 his should bo tho appointment,
by tho President, of a Commission to
mako a thorough examination of tho
lordsts belonging to tlio nation, and ot
their relation to tho agricultural inter
ests of tho regions through which the
strems flow which havo their sources
in tbeso forests, and to report, with tho
facts observed, a comprehensive plan
for tho preservation aud management
of the publio forests, including a sys
tem for tho training, by tho govern
ment, of a sufficient number of forest
ers for tho national forest tervico.
The commission should determine
what portions of the existing forests
on the puolic domain should be per
manently preserved, and in what man
ner tho remainder should bo disposed
of. Tho national forests can be so
managed that they will be perpetually
rtproduceJ, and will yield forever an
abundant supply of timber for tho in
habitants of tho adjacent country, and
a revenue which will moro than sustain
the cost of tho forpst service. A Na
tional School of Forestry should bo
established at a suitable place in ono
of the general mountain forests on tho
public lands, and its equipments should
bo as thorough and adequate for its
purpose as is that of tho National
.unitary vcauemy nt west, joint.
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uaruen ana forest, Jan. uu last),
If you aro weak and suffering from
general actiiiuv, you should use spoor s
Port Grape Wine; it will purify your
blood, restore digestion and make you
feel like a younger person, in fact it
makes you now blood. Speer's virw
nrds are planted on brown stono shalo
rook soil containing trou. There is
over two miles of carriage drives under
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umi'u aiuuin in ma llluyaiUBi
sale by druggists.
This is tho timo of tho year for farm
ers to keep their weather eye open for
ovury kind ot bogus seed. Almost
every day tho country papers get circu
lars advertising tho merits, of a now
brand of oats tiiat will grow a hun
dred bushels per aero and never stub
bio fall. Then it will bo wheat r
small quantity sown in your garden
will grow enough grain to keen a fami
ly in flour a year. Some other follow
has a now kind of corn, whioh ho calls
tho branching kiud. Tho stalks do not
grow quite as largo as peach trees, but
you oan raiso irora eighty to a hundred
bushels per acre very easily. Thon the
potato man will sond out his circulars,
nnd so it goes. Now it is woll enough
for every farmor to experiment with
new seeds of all kiuds, but thoy should
bo bought of reliable houses whioh
deal in suoli things, and in small quan
tities,so that if they should fail the loss
is but a trine. Tho anion nt of money
that farmers aro swindlod otit of eyury
year by tut 50 seeq snarpers ts enormous,
Is undoubtedly cautied by lactic acid
lu the blqotL This acid attacks the
fibrous tissues, and oaitses tho pains
and aches iu tlio back, shoulders, knees,
ankles, hipg, and wrists. Thousands of
people find in Hood's Sarsaparilla
positive euro for rbcumatuin. Th't
medicine, by its purifying action, neu
tralizes Ihe acidity of tlio blood, aud also
builds up and strengthens tho wholo
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XX11I ICO 7
OOI.UMUIA DKMOOKAT, VOL til. t-0 45
A bill was rooently introduced into
tho Now York Legislature tho purpose
of which is to prohibit any judgment
upon a plea of guilty in caso of murder;
that is to say, its effect will b" to re
quiro that a person accused of mitrdor,
who admits his guilt, shall bo put upon
trial for tho enmo and tried iu the
same manner as though he pleaded not
Tho exact longtisgo of tho proposed
enactment is as follows:
"No convictions shall bo had upon a
plea of guilty on cither of tho follow,
"Where the crime charged is punish
able by death; or
"Whore tho orlmo charged is or may
bo punishable by imprisonment in a
State prison for the term of life."
Inasmuch as tho highest degrees of
burglary and forgery fall within the
terms of tho bill, says tho New York
"Sun," it will bo incompetent for Court
to accept n plea of guilty from tho
most criminal kind of a forger. Tho
scnBo or reason of such an act docs not
Col. John S. Mosby, tho famous
Confederate guerilla leader, later than
that a diplomat in China and now a
oitizen of California, is a relative of
General Harrison's, as so many hun
dred other native Virginians are. His
grandmother was a cousin of President
William Henry Harrison, and ho has
kept up the family acquaintance. Col.
Mosby while in China overpaid tho
government about Si G,000 on somo
Consular transaction?. Ho afterwards
got a suit for that amount allowed by
tho Court of Claims, and the item is to
go into the appropriation bills beforo
Congress this session.
Tho pcoplo m n Western town aro
complaining because a local undertaker
displays his coffins on the sidewalk nut
side his office, with prices attached, just
like tho furniture dealers.
It is probablo that President Cleve
land has never crossed the threshold of
moro than two Washington homes out
side tho Cabinet circle. In other
words ho has not seen the intorior of
ten residences in Washington. Ho has
never seen Congress at work, and I am
assured that in four years he has not
onco entered a department minding.
Tho Treasury, State, Navy, War, and
Attorney General's Departments aro
all within a stotio's throw of tho White
House, but Mr. Cleveland never opened
their doors. Mr. Cleveland never
walked upon Pennsylvania avenue as
Grant was in tho habit of doing, and
surely ho never took a drink across a
Washington bar as Buchanan did moro
than once. He raiely. goes to the
theatre, not caring muoh for tho plays.
Probably thero has now and then been
an onttro week ho has not onco put on
his hat and gono out of doors. All ho
knows about Washington and its ways
ho has heard. Uoston Globe.
A corps of American railway en
gineers have left Port Townseni, W,
1, for Coquimb.i, Peru, under engage
ment to tho Chilan Government to
superintend tho survoying and con
etruction of railway lines from tho
coast, cities to interior points adjacent
to the Argentine Republic Tho lines
will ponetrato to the silver mines and
facilitate the settlement of the country,
Agents are now on the coast negotiat
ing for nearly ton million ties and oth
er timber. All articles, including ma
chicory, will bo admitted frco of duty.
JN early six hundred engmeeis and ovei
throe thousand laborers will be engag
ed for service in Chili noxt aulumu.
Tho road will probably bo two thous
and five hundred miles 111 length.
t hero aro somo able romancers in
North Caroliua or some very largo
trees. From Clydo Station comes the
story that a poplar treo was cut thero
bo largo that it mado plank enough to
furnish weather boarding, ceiling and
flooring for a church titty feot long,
thirty-eight feet wide and twelvo feet
high. From the same treo n fence
was built on threo quarters ot an aero
around the church. There wore throe
logs left over, and "tho remaining
three logs contained lumber enough to
build another church as largq as the
Jonathan Alexander, the old Water
loo pensioner who died in Edinburgh.
recently, was 'itie of tho guards of tho
fallen Emperor in St. Helena, and used
to tell a curious story of Napoleon's
heart having been nearly carried off
by a rat after the post mortem exanu
nation. Tho surgeon who condiiotcd
tho investigation, after placing the
heart in an open glass vessel, happen
ed to tall asleep, curing the suoozo
the choice morsel was lighted upon by
a rat, w Inch was in tho act of carry.
ing it off when tlio doctor fortuuately
nwoko and recovered tue stolon treas
tiro. Pall Mall Gazette.
Tho greatest King and tho first liter
nry man of tlio ago Frederick tho
Gieat and Voltaire wero fond of
playing tricks upon oacli othor. On
ono occasion whilo Voltaire was out
Frederick wrotu 011 his door, "Doukov
taking particular pains to disguise his
t !....!.! wm.,... rni- ... 1
lltlllUWlllU 1111VU T UltttllU lUllilUUll
ho read thu mysterious dissylabio word
and, alter a moments retteotion, direct
ed his steps towards tlio King's apart
moots. Predcrick had already retire
for tho night, but on hearing Voltaire'
voice, eagorly openod the door an
forthwith nsked him what caused 1 im
to call ho lato. "I saw your natno oil
my door," replied Voltaire, "and
hasten to pay my homigo to Your
Charles. Clark, agod 81, tho eecotid
in seniority of tho Now York Stock
JCxohange, died on Tuesday last. Ho
was in his place on tho floor of tho fix
chaugo as lato as hint week. Ho made
a speciality of executing orders in
Erio stock and it was a pretty sight to
boo the oourlesy aud respect with
which tho old man was always treated
n a hustling, hurrying crowd of
younger brokers, They always "gave
him tho lloor" whim ho had an order
and everybody was pleased when ho
1 11 ado a trade.
Tho cldent member of tho stock ex
change U Mi- George A Rollins, who
entered the Hoard January 25, 18?S,
I London's Jtmnile Drnnknrdi.
I Ono day last week Lndtf Henry
Somerset, a very earnest and eloquent
champion of total nbstinenoe, was ini
tiated at Hereford Into tho Order of
tho Rechabltcs, and in a long speech
spoko out frankly about dunking nt
Whitrchapcl. A week or two ago, on
a Saturday night," sho said, "I was
walking down Whitcchapel road, and
as I wont a groat longing came into
my heart that I could take Homo of tho
leading men of our land down into tho
midst oi that rcono. Obt tho misery,
eirradation and Bin that wore thero,
all springing from the feet of this aw
ful drink traffic which flaunts its brar.-
on head in undisgtilicd iniquity on all
sides, houso after bouso vying with
each other in leading men nnd women
into deeper sin. How thoy mako
ownfall easier and moro ccitainl
Not oontontod with tho ordinary pnb-
lio-nousc, tboy havo now invented a
now method that of having an arch
way in tho open Btrcet, with only a
counter, over which drink is served to
io passer-by, bo that tho puono need
pen no door tnoy pass. iu tueso
lacos aro served by young girls. Your
hearta would havo sickened it you
could have looked on those young
faces. I say shame on us as a nation.
n America tho amount of drinking is
enormous, unt thero is an nonor to
tho nation in one ropeot; thoir feeling
nbout children nnd young girls docs
not exist in England. ou cover find
native-born American girl serving as
bar-maid in tho States. On all tho
land over which wavo tho Stars and
Stripes you will not lind young girls
laced in positions ot such temptation
and duuger. I cannot desenba tho
horrors of that scene iri Whitcchapel,
tho streets illuminated by tho lights of
gin palaces. Thero is tho low theatre,
which is doing tlio devil s woric six
days out of Beven. These theatres are
now being licensed to sell drinks
on Sunday, as if six days wero not
enough! How can I put boforo you
the Bin and misery ot mat Bcenei io
see tho children flocking out of thoso
detm of sin! 1 stato no exaggeration,
no overdrawn picture. You have only
to read tho police reports. List year
you will find in London alono 500
hildrerv under ten years old were tak
en up dead drunk, and thero wero 1,
500 under fourteen and 2,000 under
twenty-one. Oh! as I walked down
the street it seemed as if ho, called tho
man of sorrows, was by my side, and I
prayed that thero in the midst of that
niu he should bo able to say: 'She hath
done what sho could.' " Pall Mall
Wincbestor,Mass., says: 1 am person
ally acquainted with Mr. and Mrs.
Carlcton, and was astonished at tho
remarkable effects of your Sulphor
bitters in caring tiicir son, and its largo
salo is undoubtedly duo to the fact
that it is an honest medicine. I know
of many others that havo been cured
by its use, and 1 do not think too
much can be said in its praise. Yours
ruly, ciko. p. iihown. p. st. 2-t
Thrco-fonrths of tho crimo and
pauperism iu tlio state of Pennsylvania
the direct result ot tlio liquor
traffic, and according to the official re
ports mado to tho Legislature, tax
payers suffer a net loss, over and above
all tho money received from licenses,
more than a million dollars each yoar.
Shall this wasto of money continue!
Or will tax payers and business men,
on whoso shoulders comes this heavy
load, arUo in their strength and throw
off this financial burden.
A hundred thousand tramps, loafers
and Baloon loungers aro living in idle
ness, rags and poverty sleeping m
barns and station-houses or dragging
out a miserable oxistanco in wretched
homes, who, but tor the drink, would
go to work and provido the comforts
of lifo for themselves and families, and
thus add to tho wealth and prosperity
of the Stato instead of being a burden.
Will not generous men roach out
strong hands to them and break tlio
galling chains that mako them tlio
bound slaves of tho saloon!
Thousands of homes are being biok-
cn tip or mado wretched every vear
tecs of thousands of children arc being
abused and robbed of everything
and aro crying for bread, or bogging
from door to door, because of the liquor
traffic. Remember tho words of tho
Master: "Whoso shall offend one of
theso little ones, which believo in me it
were better that a millstone wero
hanged about his neck and that ho
wem drowned in tho depths ot tho sea.
Will not then tniny mon arise in tho
Strength of a grand American man
hood and hurl this oppressor of tho
children from powei! Tho cry of
murder! and the despairing mad wad
of tho suicide is heard all over tho
State. The murderer on the gallows
pays: "It teas rum that did the blood;
deed. 1 was too drunk to knoto what
J was doing," nnd tho majotity of
thoso who destroy themselves leavo the
fame testimony. It is a well establish
ul fact that three-fourths of tho mur
ders, suicides and accidental killings
may bo traced to tho uso of strong
drink. Lord; at this long, black list
listen to tho tramp, tramp, tramp of
tho feet of men who aro staggering on
tho streets and highways of Pennsyl
vania to a drunkards gravo or a
drunkard's doom More than one goos
down to death, on an avorage, for
every day in tho year. Shall this blast
ing of human hopes this flow of tears
and blood, go on through tho coming
Oh! men of thought men of God
men who lovo humanity and lovo your
country, rise up in your might and stop
this whole iniquitous business. You
havo now a chance that may not como
ngain. An nmendinont to theiStnto
Constitution, prohibiting the insnufact
uro and salo of iu oxicating drinks as a
beverage is now pending in this State.
Before tlio year 189 oloses you will bo
called upon to decide this question at
tho polls; not s Republican 1 r Demo
cr.it, or at tho command of any party,
but simply on tho merits of tho ques
tion of Prohibition in tho Constitution,
wheru it wilt stand by the will of tho
majority of tho people without regard
Arise then, oh yo men ot Pennsylva
nia, and uso your mighty power in tho
interests of economy and sobriety and
for tho protection of human life. Let
every man no matter to what party ho
belongs, on this otio thing unite and
help put doirn the liquor trajtfe.
Sunt, of Legislative Work C.T. A. A.
aud W, C. T. LT,
Deformity From .Bright Disease-
S. T). VaiiBuskirk, of Pcruorest, N.
J., say Aug. 20, 18H8; "Dr. David
Kennedy's Favorite Remedy, of Ron
dout, New York., has cured our
daughter of Bright's DieeaBp, after all
t ther means had failed. Sho was so
swollen that sho measured 43 inches
around the vuUt, and IS inches below
the knee. To say that wo feet thankful
for stub a boon as Favcrito Rimedy is
but a poor expre-slou of tho feelings of