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INSUltANCK and JIEAL KsTATB'AOKNT, a
Office. Huom No. 2, Columbian
Jan. WtlllSSS.tf. , '
on cu ,i, iiit's liulldlnir.
J OU.N Jl. U.AMC,
A'l TOUN E Y-AT-LAW
JUSTICE OP THE PEACE.
uier noyer uros. mug Store.
Q W MILLER,
omce corner of Centre and Main streets. Claiij
Can be consulted in German,
EO. E. ELWELli
Olllce on second floor, third room of Col
unman Uulldtog, Main street, below Ex-
pAUL E. WHIT,
nice In CoirjMBUK Iicilmko, Third Eoor.
iOfflco In Witts' Building, 2nd floor,
S. IH0XR. L. B. W1KT1E8T1IH.
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
A ttorney B-at-Law.
Ofllco lu 1st National Bank building, second Door,
nrstdoor. totnoleiu Corner ot Main and Market
ftafj'cnDant and Bour.tiet Collcclid.
HTOfllcu over Den tier's shoo store,
woomstnirg, i'a. !Bpr-iK.oU
omoe.oornerof Third and MalnBtreeta
ATTORNEY-A r-L A W,
Office over ltawllng's Meat Market.
ICIIAEL F. EVERLY,
Conveyancer, Collector of Claims.
LEGAL ADVICE IN THE SETTLEMENT OP
ivoince in Dentler's bulldlne with F, F. BUI
meyer, attorney-at-law, (rant rooms, 2nd floor
uioumsDurir, ra. ltL'-v-oo.
It. HONOKA A. ROBBINS.
Offlce and residence. West First street. Blooms-
ourg, ra. novxo oo ij.
' B. McKELV Y. M. D.JSurceon and Phy
, slclan, nortb side Main atreet.belovr Market
R. J. 0. RUTTEB,
Offlce, North Market street,
mi omstmrc, Fa
WM. M. REBER Burgeon and
Pbyalclan. Offlce corner otltock and Market
J J. BROWN.
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON.
omce and residence on Tblrd street near Metho
dist churcn. Diseases ottho ere a specialty.
-jyn. j. it. evans.
Trcatrocrt of Chronio Diseases made a
Oflioe, Third Street,
J. HESS, D. D. 8.,
Traduate ot the Philadelphia Denial Colletre.
u aving openca a aentai omce in
corner ot Main ana centre Btreets,-
a prepared to receive all patients requli ng pro-
csbionui m.t itco.
ETIlKlt, GAS, AND LOCAL ANAESTHETICS
administered tor the painless extraction of teeth
tree of charge when artinclal teeth are inserted.
ALL WOItK QUAItANTEED AS REPRESENTED.
Bioousnuno, Columbia County, Pa
-11 atyleso t work done In a superior manner.wor
warranted as represented. Turn Kxtiuct
id wirnour by tho use ot Uas, and
tree of ohargenhenartlnclalteeth
Office In Barton's building, Main street,
below Market, tivo doors below Klelm's
drug store, first floor.
7o be open at all houri during the da
BiraisiKTS rni rotiowixo
North American ot Philadelphia.
FrankUn, ' "
Tork, of Pennsylvania,
llanover, otN. Y.
oueens, of London,
North British, of London.
Offlce on Market Street, No, , Uloomsburg.
Bloomsburg Fire and Life Ins. Agency.
HI. P. IiUXZ
(Successor to Vrcan Brown)
AGENT AND BltOKEIt,
.AitnaFlreIns.Co ot Hartford...
llsrttord of Hartford
Phoenix of Hartford. ,
Hprlngnold ot BprtoenHd.
lire Association, Philadelphia
(luardlan of London,,
I'hoinlx, of London.
Lancashlreof KnglandflJ. H. branch)
Itoyal of England "
Mutual Benent Life Ins. Co. of New
6, SIS. SOU. V7
6, Wl. 541.(9
Losses promptly adjusted and paid at this once.
FIRK INSURANCE AGENCY OF
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OIUco 2ml floor Columbian Building,
Liverpool London and Globe, largest In the world.
IMPKKIAL of London, ",&H8,47V 00
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A MEHJC'AN ot Philadelphia, M,40,S.tl
NIAGARA of New York, H,mA7tM
3. E. ELwELL, 1 - , .
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Almost as Palatable as Milk.
no qiiihiho in.i it can be taken,
ditj.ittd, and aiilmllat.a br tho noil
nntltlYB stomach, when th plain all
caanot be tolerated and by the com.
blnatlon of th. oil with the hypopho.
uucu more enicac.ona.
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Perittis giln rapldly while tUng It, ..
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GENER.L DEBILITY, WASTINQ
COLDS and OHRONIO COUCH8..
The great rimetiy far Gmsumptian? and
Watting in Children. Sold Jv a iruo3tif.
BY ONE MAN.
forflilnjr iiwi hi
Orestlr f mnronl. AIba TOflL
Mhtra. tmr BliM trMikl nwa. fc aaaJl K-.OO. hit
Kmt frre mth mrA(r 1
dreds DATS sawiM tut COHDS iIaII, W want all who
burn wood And all lntertl In the timber buslnMS to
wnte lor oar .uuitrKtvu rrr -iokiib. iv e n-fn
mctlr whAtroowQtths irrrAteit labor -Avertnd beit-
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J. W. CUSICK,
Pyrniont, Ohio, wrltest
" I feel that I can not rco
Dr. Seth Arnold'fl Cough
too highly. Would not be
Druggists, 25a, GOc, aud $1.00.
When I say Cure I do not mean merely to
stop them for a tlmo, and then have them ro
turn again. I mean A ItADlCAL CUBE.
I havo mado the disease ot
FITS, EPILEPSY or
A life-long study. I warrant my remedy to
Cdkk the worst cases. Itccauso others havo
failed is no roason for not now receiving a euro,
tend at once for a treatise and a Frek Bottlu
of my Infallible remedy. Give Express
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the Krrora of Youth. Premature lleiliii, Nervou.
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for the PltlZE ESSAY on NERVOUS and
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7g no i"ackaciik. illi
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1?L00MSBUIIG, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1889.
AN EASTERN TALE.
A kinp; once summoned his three sons,
And thus addressed the anxious ones:
" Go forth, my sons, through all the earth
And search for articles of worth;
Then he who brings the choicest thing,
Shall in my stead be crowned as king,"
In one year's time again they meet, 'Twas hard to choose between the two.
And kneel before the sovereign's feet : The monarch knew not what to do.
And as with gracious outstretched hand, The third is standing calmly there ;
He welcomed home the youthful band, Now, with a half triumphant air
He natural eagerness expressed, And smile of confidence and hope,
To see the objects of their quest. He shows a cake of Ivory Soap,
The first such lustrous pearls displays. So peerless in its purity,
That every tongue is loud in praise. That dirt, alarmed, takes wings to fly.
ik white, the snow-flakes on their way The old king, as it meets his sight,
Compared to them arc dull and gray. Grasps it, and cries in wild delight:
fli2 next a diamond more pure, " No more confusion or dismay,
And larger than the Koh-i-noor, No more cold mcah on washing day.
That shone with such a brilliant light, Subjects ! my youngest son obey,
The sunbeams, shamed, withdrew from The Ivory Soap has won the day."
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many .white soaps, each represented to be "juitas good at the'lvory'i"
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.
t v . 4 . Copyright, 1884, by Procter & Gamble.
6 FOR $1.00
or milled for price.
CLOTHING ! CLOTHING
G. W. BERTS GH,
THE MEUUHANT TAILOR.
OF KVKIIY DESCRIPTION.
Suits mado to order at short notice
and si fit always cuarantced or no sale.
Call and examine the largest nud best
selected stook of goods ever shown in
Store next door to First National Bank
WL X.IAIVI HART
AGENT FOR TIIK
KEYSTONE DYNAMITE POWDER CO.
manufactruersof the celebrated Kej stone Dyna
inttrt. This ex plosive Is el vim; universal aatlatao
tlon Quotations cheerfully ulven.
Cleames and beautilies the hair.
Promotes a luxuriant crawth.
Never Fails to ftssTor. Qray
H.lr to ill Youthful Coler.
Prvvent. Pandrutt snt hair rtllntf
Soil, an.t tl 00 at IlnJinrtJtl
J . WIIiMASH, AU0T1ONEEH.
Eal Esta t Bcught n d Sold.
Pnrtles desiiing to buy horses und wagrns
otild do will to tall on ttu aliove.
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'oxa l-oi3 'yuoj uuvoia 'Baoi.w 'sum
N. E. Corner Beco&l and Arch Sits.
tw"Oidere wm receive prompt attentooi
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r. iili It tid DurruuitiilT lhn
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or wh-t faa Dia alalia La si a. If. Tkul
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AND BLOOD POISON,
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uc lilcluey DUeiaNea. (Acutoraiti4 10
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ikjtalfarl r-traiti. ho) tin iimI hint la th larrMl
hlrtle lrtlal .sMrlrtwe win ittj tMj n4
ut4Di ibb taaeicue tut qulflktat rory inl rma
mai u me tm aaserua caeca aiiiii.
T.u&, MUill-a(d at alii tua villi r call for boot
TrHta fipMiat frtudi, their catntt ia fl.tlulu
tffmti. Tb-aili ara dUavpolatad by atai, latlr
atitratlat and Ilia aditlmiu aui aall aj tbMa lUlna
i.t U to II fftn atperlaacavalcli tbtj da Bat mm.
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GET YOUU'JOH HUNTING
DON'K AT THE
h CVfRVWHCRC I I
1 25 CTS. f
FRESH HOPS, HEMLOCKGUM NO
PINE BALSAM Cou.lHto
Spread on thite musUn.
Apply one now Ef
BaekAOhft, 61desoh, Rhem natleza.
Kidney Weakness, Tender Lunge,
Bore Cheat, titiff Musoles, Fexole
sraias, utice, eprauna, evo.
Itcutn every sort of Pain, Ache.orWeaVoew.
and quickly, too.
Lookor tignature of HOP PLASTERCO.,
Pno vmcTOn , BOSTON.-on the genuine goodt.
THE BESTBURNING OIL THAT CAN
BE MADE FROM PETROLEUM.
It gives a brilliant llKht.
It will not smoko thecnlmneys.
It win not char the wick.
It has a high tiro test.
It will not explode.
It ts pre-eminently a family safety oil.
WS CHALLENGE COMPAEISON
With any other Ulumlnatlns oil made.
We Stake Our Reputation,
As renners, upon the statement that it is
THE BEST OIL
IN THE WORLD.
Ask your dealer for
Trade for Bloomsburg and Vicinity Supplied by
Cures Liter Complaint, Bilious Affce-
I otomacn, uw
and all delicato Femalo Com-
plaints. Sold everywhere. rricaS5 cents.
Fragrant! 00 Lasting I
The LeadlngPerfume forlhe Tolletand
Sold by all dealers. Price 25 eta.
sF trie only 28 ttt. SoM iy alldruagtitt.
Will relievo Rheumatism, Neuralgia,
Headache, Toothache, Sores, Burns,
Wounds, Cuts, Scalds, Backache,
Frostbites, Chapped Hands and Face,
Gout, or any bodily pain or ailment.
rHFWtA,iBC's P1003. r Of at tobacco An
uncn (itiQt, p,ic, ,o ct: At ail truiglit:
any it ago, acuttt 0
of ZYosa or
Hay raver or Cpld In Uead, taiW
ly cunxt. Utf b ma41ci ea dorit
IT ra. dlwuvtsra a rum which lii
V Itiis. arii-M Ap chronic alan
now jlTen to tha world. Ma po
caloe or b armful substance. No
anuff ordonikaa. Kn ufa
able, btuui for circular with bomo teaUmunisls.
bores cured, urucyiata, khv j mall, too. t mall. r
MABK8 ON TOE PRAIRIE.
Roving ono day over tho weBtorn
jirnlrio I eamo on a deserted "dtiKout.''
Near It lay a rusty old tea kettle,
a liorao'R skoll and a baby's shoe.
Their Rtoryt This:
Karly morning, a May morning in
Kansas. Over all tho land a silvery
mist, a palpablo dewinexs, a delicious
freshness, tho peculiarly rich and sub
tle scent of freshly turned earth, much
of it being soil "hroko" for the first
tlmo. A proud and prosperous young
meadow lark poised upon a fencing
post, a spruce young meadow lark in
gray coat, yellow vest and blaok cra
vat pours nut a series of tremulous
triplo notei, a roundelay to tho little
mother cuddling her eggs in tho
springing prairie grosses. Tho mist
begins to rise. Upward, still higher,
one marvelous scroll it curls, revealing
tho pallid primrose of tho eastern sky.
And now tho vapory veil is quite
withdrawn, and all the soft rose tirea
heralding tho king kindlo into bril
liance behind the bluffs. Lighter and
brighter it grows. Fraught with pro
misu is all that gleam and glow. Ilo
liohl. the promise is fulfilled! Up rises
a golden lino which swells into a
curve, a semicircle, a huge, dazzling,
blinding ball of flame. Up and upl
A thrush from its nest in a cottonwood
lifts its voieo in jubilant m.ititiP,
which aro chimed in upon by tho brisk
bravnras of a rival robin.
Men and horses appear in tho fields;
plows aro hauled out; tho work of the
day begins. In tho phrase of tho
Kansas farmer, "It is sun-up."
Having lumbircd through too tiny
town which lies upon the statu lino
separating Kansas from Nebraska,
crossed the railway track and a brand
new bridge, up a etcep bluff worn into
deep ruts by the daily passage of wa
gon laden with stone to be shipped
farther west, comes slowly and heavily
that most familiar of western sights, a
prairie schooner. Ponderously plod
tho horses up tho ascent; clumsily
lurches along the level attained the
great white canvased wagon. Unlike
tho ordinary emigrant outfit in some
respects, this. To bo sure, evideucea
of habitation bulge from the interior,
and chairs, stove, broom, with virions
household utensils, are tied on behind.
But there aro no cows, no dogf, no
"crubby ponies bestridden by bare-log-ued
boys. Of the thousand of wa
gons which trundlo yearly over tho
western prairies this presents a parti
cularly lonely appearance. Whoevor
aw one without children? Children
of all ages, tow headed, brown Bkiu
ned, healthy, hearty children, includ
ing the'incvitablo baby staring solemn
ly from tho clasping mothers arms.
Perhaps you may have seen some day,
Hoses crowding the l elfsatno way,
Out of a wilding wayside busb.
Tho driver whoso broad back ob
scures the light of tho front arch,
turns in his seat, and glancei into tho
oomprjrattve gloom of ihe interior.
"How is she, Cortyt"
The woman within a young wo
man with a pretty, pain, sad face di
rects his attention by a glance to the
baby in her lap. He uods draws up
the horsoB by tho side of the road.
"Dou't you stir," he says. Ho do
scends, unhitches the horses, finds
twigs, builds a lire, goes to tho uoar
tst farm house for water, and comes
back with u full kettle, which ho sus
pends over tho blaze by a couple of
crooked sticks. Soon iho smell of siz
zling bacon and boiling coffee become
appetizingly apparent. Then ho goes
'o the watron. His wife lays the child
"ently down: alights. He notices thai
she is white. "Air you sick'' he asks,
"No, no," she murmurs. But quite
suddenly she sways and falls forward
into his arms. The journey, the
rough, strange life, the variable
weather, tho exposure, all have been
too much, he decides, for one dolioite
ly reared as she. When sbo revives
ho insists they shall proceod no farther
for a few days, perhaps not lor a few
weekB. About fifty yards from tho
road is a little desorted "dugout."
Some distaroo from it a new framo
house testifies to the prosperity of tbo
former occupants. From them tho
"campers" obtain permission to take
temporary possession of tho queer littlo
cabin. The whole interior eousists of
nno room, aud that room 10 feet by 12.
To enter it is mcessary to descsnd
scleral rough steps. Tho walls and
floor are of earth just ai when due:,
quite unconcealed by board or plaster.
Tho sloping roof is of logs, irregular
in shano and lencth: these covrrod
with tcd from tho prairie. Here,
ihiough the chmgeablo weather of
May and into warm, beautiful June,
live tho throe, the woman protesting
all the time she is Btrong enough to go
on, but growing gradually frailer,
weaker. A complete contrast she and
tier husband. He is a tall, brawny,
handsome young fellow, animated by
intense admiration of his wife and
gentlest dovotion to her, but unmis
takably her inferior socially and intel
lectually, one, delicate, dreamy oyed,
wrapped up in her baby and her roe
mnrics to his almost utttr exclusion.
Ono day the child wckuns, grow) vio
lently ill, dies. Her grief is silent,
but intense. Sbo will neither eat nor
sleep; just sits still as stone in tho littlo
"dugout," and looks and stares at tho
wee waxen thing which lies therein.
So, when her husbaud tides into town
to buy tho littlo coffin, he calls in to
see the doctor and ask him to coma
out and visit his wife. At sunset he
digs tho grave such a small gravel
All around is isolation, prairie, skv.
The woman, crouching on tho ground
near thu dwelling, is the only other
mourner, i no task done, bo coca
down into t' o 'ducout," and comes up
again with the little nailed dowu box
in bis arms,, , (Tenderly' ho lowers lj
roltly ho.Jtts fnll upon it eaoh elipvel
till otieartli, lie is mind with tear.
l ho fresh .brawn, mound smoothed
over, no gocB up to iits wile, blio
doos not seem to seo him. Shots look
ing straight ahead.
"Dou'tl" sbo says savacelv. ''I've
lost him and now it! 1 wish I was
Hurt, irresolute, ho feland still a
moment. Then ho goes within and
aits down by the bod where tho baby
has lain. She is grieving still, then.
for the man who failed to oomo to Iter
the day set for their wcddiugl Jilted,
dosorted, yetl That was why in phjuo
and prido sho married him, tho ignor
aut gardoncr of her wealthy uncle, and
had gono away with him to Iowa.
Thoy had not prospered. . Sho. held no
communication with thoso at home.
This year, after thtlr baby came, thoy
decided to seek forluna farther west.
And now now tho baby was gono
and hor now loss had brought back
tho old ono.
Hark! A voice speaks without.
"Is any ono ill hcrct There was a
request on my slaio-'
A cryl Such a quctr, wild cry it is
that cuts across the slrangor's words.
The man in tho "dugout'' leaps to his
feet, aB does tho' woman without.
Through the dopmay, against-, the
patch of sunset sky he can bco her
standing with arms ouiilang.
"Willie!" she cries ogainf 'Wilie!"
Tho dootor from town.spcaks hoarse
ly ono word only her 'name. Thero
is absolute silenco for a littlo while.
Theu ho bursts out fiercely, passiouate-
"Why couldn't you have waited I
d'd you no wrong! When I lift you
tho week, before wo wcro to havo been
married, and went up to tho oily, I got
into trouble J was no saint. 1 never
pretended I was. This was a drunken
quarrel. 1 shot a man. I was un
known, aud gave a false name. I was
held to await the result of his injuries
held two months. 1 couldn't writo
you tho truth of tho affair. My part
in it was too disgraceful. I wouldn't
lie. So I was silent till I could toll
you all and ask you to forgive me.
The man recovered. I was discharged.
I went straight to Vancelon. 1 heard
you had married Boma. clod hopping
idiot and gone away with him."
"Ho is good!" sho says slowly.
Tho other laughs harshly. "And
you lovu mm, ol ooursti
' Go!" she cries in weak, womanish
"Do you love him, Coral"
Sho is ill, trembling. His brutal in
sisla'c forces a leply. Sbo slips
dnw. i by tho "dugout" and cowers
ttiuro with her faco hidden. "Oh,
Willie! Oh, Willie!' Tho tono says
all. It is full of love, Lut lovo that is
only pathos, pas'ion, despair. He
turne, walks slowly away across the
prairie, llo is mechanically unhitch
ing his hofto when a heavy tread
comes toward bim. In tho clear sil
verness preceding twilight two men
faco each othei. One speaks calmly:
"I hoard what you said. Answer me
thi-: If sho wero free to-morrow
would you marry her?"
Quick as a llash comes tho reply:
"By heavens, yep!"
Then Dr. Herbert, gentleman and
student, dr.vcs back to town, and John
Hilton goes to the "dugout" to his
wife. She is still in the samo placo,
tho samo position. Ho gets her hat
and shawl and carefully puts them on
her.' Then he leaves her awhile nod
harnesses up the horse.
"Cora, Corryj I'm agoin' to drive
you into town. There's goin' to bo a
storm. I seen the clouds to the north
to-night. An' this placo leaks dread
ful. You must stay at tho hotel a
while, ef wo havo to Bell tho team."
Without a .word, stupidly it soettu,
sho ooeys him Through the delicious
Juno twilight thoy drivo tho five miles
into town. Once he speaks. "Keep
this!" ho says, and gives htr tho can
vas bag containing all their worldly
wealth. At the hotel he pioonres hor
a comfortable bed, a 6oothincr drink.
She falls asleep. Once, twice, thrice,
ho kisses her. Then ho goes out,
olimbs up on his huge wagon, headn
the horses southward. Tho storm ho
prophesied is blowing up. Lances of
lightning stab the darkness. Now
and then souuds a faint, distant rum
ble. A soft, strong wind arises. It
flaps the looso canvas of tho caravan.
On the rib roof tho first heavy drops
of rain bogin to patter. On. Across
the state line, over tho railroad track,
up the bluff, along the level right
along. It is hero tho "dugout" staiidat
The lightning gives him answer.
Tho night wears on. The storm in
creases in volumes. The prairies aro
raiu washed, wind swept. A terrific
uproar lasts till dawn.' Tbon tho tum
ult dies down. Peace comes again
upon tho weary world. And tho
Bun rises. Iib radiance glitters across
tho we', green grass. Warm grows
tho air. Tho hum of insects becomes
nu iiblo and sweet bird songs are every
But what are bird songs to ono who
sleeps? And surely ho is not awake,
ho who stirlcss, silent, drenched lies by
tho littlo grave upon the breast of the
prairie. Clutched in his hand is some
thing which shines in tho sunlight.
Come away! Let thrush and lark and
linnet sing never so lowly, sing till
their hearts are empty and their full
throats voiceless, tlp yoaunot wattonono
quiot sleeper nor change the peaceful
current of his dreams! Kato M.
Oleary in Chicago Tribune.
Now, Give Attention
To tho purification of your blood, for
at no season is tho body so susceptible
to the bem fits to bo derived from a
good medicine, as in March, April and
May. Hood's Sarsaparilla U thn
people's favorite spring medicine. It
stands unequalled for purifying the
blood, curiug scrofula, salt rheum, etc,
regulating the kidneys and liver, re
pairing nervo tissues, strengthening
and invigorating tbo whole body, as
well as checking the progreai of acute
and chronio disease, and restoring tho
allliotud parts to a natural, healthy
condition. If you havo never tried
Hood's Sarsaparilla for your "spring
medicine," do so this season.
The man who feeds ground oats,
bran njid ooru meal in iqual quanti
ties, will got a good many pir cent,
nearer a correct feeding method than
is usually readied, taking our dairy
men anil farmers as a class.
To Make Hew Blood Good for Did People-
Old and infirm persons utud bomo
mild tonio or geutlii stimulant, espe
cially in warm weather. Tho wiuo
inadu In Now Jersoy by Mr. ' Spoor,
tailed Sneer's Port Wine, makes new
healthy blood by reason of tho iron in
thu soil. It is used by the most emi
nent physicians and in hospitals as the
boct tonio wine known. Spoor's Clara
Is ulso regarded as tho purest.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XXIII.NOIO
Like to be Hnmbtiggea.
MAKADKRS Of FAKES ANI KltKAKS AOItKK
"Tho American people like to bo
humbugged," As with P. T. Barnum
so with tho managers of the "fakes,
freaks and follies" class of dime mus
eums, s'nlo shows and traveling stores,
this truism is indelibly stamped in let
ters of gold on tho cornor stono of
their existence. Wcro it not for this
phase of publio character, their pro
fession would bo vain. But, in addi
tion to this faith in tho weakness of
Americans, certain other, requisites nro
demanded in tho inako up of theso
Ho needs bo something of an actor
in order to look ono steadily in the
faco as he nsserts what he knows is
utterly false; ho must be shrewd, quick
and cunning in arguments and espe
cially in striking a bargain; ho must
havo a certain volubility and fluenoy of
language with the ability to nso big
words to impreBS and bad grammar to
put himself in sympathy with tho
people ho expects to victimize; ho
must havo a "plug" hat, a showy suit
of cloths, half a dozen paste diamonds
set in ring, Hbirt stud and collar but
ton, and soiled shirt front tho no-
senco or presence of tho rest of tho
garment is immaterial, but fashion has
decreed in favor of tho bosom. Tho
species is distinct aud the specimens
havo littlo in common with the rest of
humanity. Tho majority of them
woro born in tho role, with now and
then ono who hss ascended trom a
helper or descended from tho "legiti
mate." When not "on tho road"
they frequent certain haunts in tbo
largo cities, usually some fifth or sixth
class hotel, eagerly watching for tho
latest humbug and devising means of
securing a plant. Even in the smaller
cities nud towns there are certain
b arding houses where thoy put up
known to tho profession as well as
good begging places to tramps. Thoy
are sure to bo "dead broke" about
three fourths of tho time.
SOME OF THE ATT It ACTIONS.
The "legitimate" as well as tho "il
legitimate ' business is found among
dime museums and low price shows,
and there aro those who do what they
advertise, and work on general busi
ness principles, although they may not
appeal to the higher tastes and do not
contribute to the culture which Mat
i how Arnold looked for in vain among
Americans. It is, however, the poorer
class which affect Springfield most
the sort which occupies vacant stores
on Main street, or tents on vacant lots
when tho country fairs are not iu pro
gress. A rather confidential dirao mus
eum man in tho city not long ago was
easily led to ts-lk about his brolht r
hood, and tho facts here set forth aro
mainly as he described them. He had
in his "exposition" a snake charmer,
a, i Abyssinian beauty, a bodiless wo
man aud a two headed calf (stuffed).
The museum was in a tent about thirty
l0''t in diameter, and tho curios wero (
arranged around tho sides. Two or .
three glaring sheets of canvas wore
h retched about tho entrance to depict
what tho show contained. To bo sure, I
tho snakes on tho illustration wcro
thirty feet long, whilo the realities
were about thirty incho, and tho calf ,
was represent' d as specially lively, but,
l - - .L1 l!l '
me voysstmun aim me uouuess woman
were fairly portrayed except for an
amount of physical beauty which tho
originals could never hayo possessed.
Tho account of theso attractions
which tho proprietor gavo was de
lightfully naive. The snake cbaimer,
ho asserted, was the daughter of a real
Indian charmer, who was brought over
by Barnum. She became enamored
with a concert tioke-seller, and, as ho
had ambition to stait a museum, mir
ried her, and their only child was then
doing tho "snake act" on tho post of
fice lot iu Springfield. Tho fakir said
the mother really had power over
snakes, but the daughter used tooth
less snakes and chloroform. "Sho is,
however," he said, "very1 fond of
snakes, and would sleep with them if I
would let hor."
Tho "Abyssinian beauty," Princess
Irymi, was described as 23 years old,
a uat'tvo of New York, and descended
from poor but honost Irish parents.
At the age of 17 she was employed to
scrub floors in a New York Bowery
dimo museum, and thero lutrned the
secret of bleaching her hair and being
able to mako it stand upright. Sho
was paid $! a week for her services.
Tho bodiless woman was tho fakir's
wife, who bad fonuetly been a charac
ter dancer in a variety show. Tho
man said that thero had been a time
when tho "bodiless womm act" had
bojn a whole show, nud then ho had
been able to coin money. Tho calf,
or the remains of what had oucu been
a oalf, ho asserted, was n legitimate
curiosity which ho had bid iu at an
auction sale of curios for $3.50. He
said that his whole outfit cost S'8 and
his salary list was from S17 to S25 a
week, with his other expenses about
StO a week, and his receipts wero from
$15 to 35 a day.
WIIV THKV PON T "LAY Ul'."
"Wo don't lay up nnthin,' though,
because when wo lay off wo havo to go
with tho boys and we all buck tho tig
er a bit, and, of course, in tho long run
that beats us." lie told of many hard,
ships thoy had to enduro, tnd said that
they aro always afraid of getting
stranded away from homo. Very few
of the so called freaks aro what thoy
seem, and aro "doctored" in a more or
less ingenious way. Men are all thu
time doing something simply to get a
job to pose for a wonder, as thoy me
too lazy to work.
One of the most seductivo fakes is
tho traveling store, and it is safo to
say that idtio times out of ton they nro
Bwindlrs, ono way or another, aud still
they are nlways largely patronized.
They rent the stores for a short time,
and so havo to pay an exorbitant rent.
They oftentimes havo to freight tho
goods two or threo times over, and aro
utterly irresponsible. Nolwithstand
ing theso facts, thore aro hundreds of
people who think thoy can get better
bargains there than of tho r gul.v mer
chants. In most oases, whero such is
the case, the men come by the goods
in. at) Irregular way; tlthir the wares
are smuggled, uro Imported with an
undervaluation or aro stolon outright.
Tho woro common method is to sdl
goods especially manufactured for
such sales, and of ounu made in tho
very cheapest way, being lor ihi cost
pail utterly worthless. This class of
goods comprises about every at tide
known as luxtirios for tho laboring
classes. Mmy of thn goods arc sold
st nuclicn and the venders always havo
a plausiblo atory to account for their
possession ol the goods. fyrinyficld
The American Girl.
A pleasing and constant topio of
English wi iters is tho American girl.
One of tho latter commentitors says
of her, "American gitls havo shown
that thoy oan receive, travel, aud live
without chaperon, escorts, or hus
bands, and nro fast developing a bright,
clear, intelligent, selftreliant, courage
ous, and refreshing variety of tho hit
.nan race." And again, "Even if lu
future years the slender Yankco belle
is hidden behind the ampler beuty of
English matron, wo may still, bear
from her lipa the wit and shrewdness,
tho acute accent, tho Intelligent ques
tion, and tit 3 rapid rcpartro that pro
claim her original nationality." The
"society" pictures in tho papers and
magazines represent the dismay of tho
British matron with marriageable
daughters as she survoys the avatar ot
tho American divinity and rival Tho
essential differences of society in tho
two countries ore at once suggested,
and thu alarm of tho watchful parent
is justified. .. .
Tho passage that wo havo quoted
apparently describe by contrast, which
is a fact which docs not seem to havo
occurred to tho writer. Don .tless at
heart ho is loyal to the English girl,
and docs not admit even in debate
that her supremany of maidenhood can
be disputed. When he eays that
American girls have shown that thev
can receive, travel, and live without
chaperons, escorts, or husbands, ho
soeins to mean that they have shown
this distinctively as compared with
other girls. When ho adds that they
aro fast dovcloping a bright, clear,
intelligent, self-reliant, courageous,
and refreshing variety of the human
race, can ho mean that it is a new
variety of girl, and that it is not por-
lectiy tamit.ar In England! So in the
ohter pissage, when, supposing the
American g rl transformed into tbc
British matron, he remarks, with evi
dent admiration, "we may still hear
from her hps tho wit and shrewdness,
tho acute accent, tho intelligent plica
tion, and tho rapid repartee that pro
claim her original nationality," would
bo have us understand that those are
not the characteristics of the British
matron of lo-dav? Or dot s he intimate
only that tho coming of tho Americans
wttl nut enlarge the number of theso
Tho writer certainly seems to do-
scribo by contrast, but he has wisely
l-tt a littlo cloud in which to envelop
his retreat in case of emergency.
Certainly we need not press him.
Whatever lie may think or sav of tho
English girl, ho has spoken well and
truly of her American sister. His de
scription applies to the girl who grows
up amid the average conditions of
A - crican life, the girl srho is portray
ed in h r more jejuno condition in
Henry James's Daisy Miller. Tho two
chief qualities of that 0iing woman,
as represented by tho Bhrewd and sub
tle artist, aro self-respect' and self
reliance. Tho perplexity of tho
phenomenon to tho foreign reader lies
in the fact that sho does what tho
European girl without self-respect does.
Geouoei Wim.iasi Curtis, in Harp
er's Magazine for March.
An Imperative Necessity.
What pure nir is to an unhealthy lo-calit-,
what spring cleaning is to the
neat houso-keeper, so is Hood's Sarsa
parilla so everybody, at this season.
The body needs to be thotonghly reno
vated, tho blood purified and vitalized,
tho germs (if disease destroyed. Scro
fula, Salt Rheum, .pnd aU o'thtr blood
disorders are cured by Hood's Sarsapa
rilla, tho most popular and succesifal
Proposed Libel Law-
About fifty ntwsp'apor puLli bets
and editors, met at Harr'nburg Tues
day afternoon, Senator Cooper presid
ing, and adopted the following law on
libel to be presented to the legislaturei
Section 1. No aotion for libel shall
bo brought or maintained unless tho
plaintiff shall, before bringing suit, ro
quest tho defendant to publish a re
traction of the libel and allow to tho
dofendant a reasonable time iu -which
to publish such retraction, and to maku
such amends as aio reasonable and
possiblo under tho olrcumstacces of
the case, and proof of the publication
of any such retraction or correction
shall be admissable in evidence under
the general issue on the question of
tho good faith of tho defendant, and in
mitigation and reduction of damages.
Proof of the failure or neglect of the
plaimiff to comply with tho provisions
of this section, miy bj given in evi
dence under the general issue in bar of
Section 2. It shall not bo lawful
1 ir any attomny-at law to bring or
conduct any notion of libel for a con
tingent fto or on any understanding,
express or implitd, that ho is to 10
ccivu any portion or all of tho dama
ges received as comp.'iisaituii for his
services, nor shall any attorney at-lavv
advance any money or incur auy lia
bility for the purpose t f defraying tho
cxpeusos of tho plaintiff in such ac
tion. Skc. 8.--No action of libel, civil or
criminal shall bo brought unless tho
plaintiff or prosecutor Bhall Hrit givo
security for tho payment of costs, pro
vided that in oaso the plaintiff or pros
ecutor Bhall by poiition to tho court of
common pleas or quarter sessions of
the proper county, declare that ho is
uuablu to provide, such security. The
court may, upon being satisfiid that
said plaintiff or prosecutor has proper
cause for action, allow him to bring
suit without giving security.
Sko 4 All aois or parts of acts in
consistent with this act aro hereby re
peated. That Tired Feeling
Season is hero ai;ain, and ucarly every
ono feels weak, languid, and exhaust
ed. Tho blood, laueu with impurities
which havo been accumulating for
months, moves sluggishly through tho
veins, thu mini fails to think quickly,
aud tho body is still slower to respond.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is just what is
needed, It purifies, vitalizes, aud en
riches the blood, makes the head clear,
creates an appetite, overcomes that tir
el feeling, and imparls now strength
and vigor to the wholo body.
Tlio cheapest growth Is mado en
young animals; after the maturing
per od tho cost of gtaiu increases inpid
ly. If wo double the tune m cded to
grow a hog, about three-font l lis i( tho
lood is used for maintenance, whiicaa
but littlo more than one-half of tho
food notd go for maiiiteiiarc. By
doubting the time ol feeding we hav
the piotil ol feeding.