The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, January 20, 1898, Page 6, Image 6

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Dji Mi fngeneouA Trick He Waii Trusted
for a New Pair of Shous.
"'Gene Field made this old town
tacit when he was here," said an old
tfaner to a Denver Times man. "You
oarer knew when he would play some
gmctical joke on his friends. The
story of his pranks with the stuffed
aoan, which he threw out of a Tribune
window, has often been told, but the
little jokes in his life are cherished in
tile memory of all who knew him. Of
course, the pace made by Field, Skiff,
Sothacker and the others was a fast
ur>w, and each and all were hopelessly
in debt to every merchant in the city.
One day Skiff said to Field: 'Gene,
vou're looking pretty shabby from your
hoot tops down. Why don't you get
a new pair of shoes? I'll bet a new
hat you can't buy a pair on credit in
the town.'
"*'S that so?' says 'Gene. 'Well,
we' Use and away he went.
The crowd followed him and were
looking 11 the windows of Alklre's
•iihile Gene was working his graft. He
tried -in one shoe, and it seemed all
right, and then the other, and then he
xrose to see how they looked.
In the old days the store's floors
wore muddy—paved streets were then
only a dream —and the crowd outside
were surprised to see Field walk about,
stamping his feet in all the mud he
ronld find. When they were thor
oughly dirty he walked to the door and
aid: "They'll do, Alkire. Field— Tri
bune, and with that he joined the wait
ing gang.
"Then lie went to Clayton's and got a
new hat. which Skiff paid for."
Graminatlcnl llrakemen.
Apropos of a recent order that brake
ceen shail speak grammatically and
an official of the Chicago,
Wlwaukee and St. Paul Railroad says:
"We wish our men to use good lan
guage. It makes a great difference
with us whether a man uses good
grammar or speaks as though he had
never attended even a district school.
Sn order that there may be no con
fusion. we have ordered conductors to
tall brakeman to say, 'The next station
••Chicago.' Our brakemen do not
make many mistakes in grammar, but
we cannot help it if a man is a for
signer and makes a mistake in pto
xunciation. The trainmen under
stand that their services are appreciat
ed name when they know how to an
nounce stations properly."—New York
A Novel Proposal.
"The Youth's Companion" recalls a
eharacteristic anecdote of the Rev.
Lorenzo Dow, the itinerant Methodist
preacher. When he was a widower ho
said to the congregation one day at
the close of his sermon: "I am a can-
Jldate for matrimony, and if there is
my woman in this audience who is
willing to marry me I would thank her
IB ri e..' A woman rose very near the
yulpit, and another in a distant part
j# the house. Mr. Dow paused a mo
nent. then said: "There are two; I
chink this one near me rose first; at
ury rate, I will have her for my wife."
the woman was in good standing and
possessed of considerable property.
Very soon after this eccentric wooing
The became Mrs. Dow.
(Jooking School lor ISoyn.
Cincinnati wives of the future will
be either a very happy or a very un
happy class. For Cincinnati men of
Ae future will know all about the
tioble art of cookery. They will not
alk merely about the "pie that mother
aae to uiuke" and the doughnuts that
rendered Aunt Sarah famous. They
will speak of "my ragouts" and "my
For the Cincinnati boys are learning
to cook in the high school.
They wear caps and aprons, the
ooung masculine cooks, in their school
jaeencnt kitchen. They are taught the
simpler of the chemical processes in
wived in cooking.—New York Journal.
ltemarktibln Telegraph.
Among the most remarkable works
'la Australia is the overland telegraph
from Port Darwin to the south of the
-optinent, which was completed in
572. Almost the whole 2,000 miles of
its length was through uninhabited
wuntry—much of it a waterless desert,
the wooden poles were prepared at the
nearest available places, but some had
to he carried 350 miles, while the iron
..alee were taken an average distance
if 400 miles by land. Over 2,000 tons
if material had to be carried into the
jrtarlor, and the total cost was $1,850,-
Forage Plants.
Most people know the tall, striped,
fapanesc grass (Eulalia variegata) so
argely grown for ornamental purposes.
U has rocently been discovered that
this grab.-, is splendid forage for horßes,
which are very fond of it, and will eat
it In preference to almost any other
kind of food. The growing of it for for
,ge purposes is being largely discussed
ta agricultural circles; and if it should
•jome into use, our Euglish fields will
ha enriched with a new crop, whose ap
pearance in full growth should be very
Four Renowned Sinter*.
California has added many to the list
jf renowned woman, and among them
re the Klumpke sisters. There are
tour of them —Dorothea, who is one of
the chief workers of the Paris Obser
vatory; Anna, a portrait painter in
9oston; Augusta, a physician in Paris,
tnd. Julia, one of the most brilliant
pupils of Ysaye, the violinist.—lndlan
vpolls News.
Brown-Jones —He Is wedded to his
Jones-Brown—Yes, he calls it his
spirit wife. -Truth,
Fir trd >n Them Until thn Water Sub
allied and Then Wheeled Theui Hunk.
"Speaking about storms," said Capt.
William Dunbar Jenkins of the Aran
sas Pas Harbor Company, "one hears
all sorts of stories about the cyclones
which have from time to time ravaged
the Gulf coast. It was In 1886 that a
very severe storm blew in the vicinity
of Roclcport, and It was during the
blow that several miles of the sand
and shell embankment reared by Col.
Uriah Lott, the builder of the San An
tonio and Aransas Pass road, was
washed into the bay. Col. Lott em
ployed a large number of Mexicans,
and many of these poor fellows were
camped on the embankment. When
morning dawned, after the cyclone,
Bcores of them were missing and it
was thought drowned.
"As a matter of fact and considera
ble surprise, not a single Mexican lost
his life. For days afterward they
could be seen coming across the sand
marsh, each man wheeling his wheel
barrow. When the men realized that
they were doomed to risk a watery
grave, every son-of-a-gun of them
grasped his wheelbarrow and floated
away in it. The barrows all grounded
as the water subsided, and the Mexi
cans made for the coast, and in the di
rection of what remained of the em
bankment. Work was not again re
sumed on the roadbed, but large sec
tions of the work are still noticeable
along the bay coast."—New Orleans
Times Democrat.
Siberia's Snow Flowers.
Travelers in Siberia tell of the won
derful flower that grows there, and
which blooms only in January, when
the winter is at its height. The blos
som has something of the characteris
tics of a "morning-glory," lasting only
a single day. The flower, when it
opens, is star-shaped, its petals of the
same length as the leaves, and about
half an inch in width. On the third
day the extremities of the anthers,
which are five In number, show min
ute, glistening specks, veritable vege
table diamonds, about the size of a
pin's head —these are the seed of the
flower. A Russian nobleman named
Anthoskoff took a number of the seeds
to St. Petersburg. They were placed
in a pot of snow and frozen earth. On
the coldest day of the following Janu
ary the miraculous flower burst
through its icy covering and displayed
Its beauties to the wondering scien
tists. The plant has been very appro
priately named "the snow flower."
Too Muny Iluleg.
! The teacher who gives her pupils
"simple rules" outside of the authori
ties for determining questions which
confront them, and particularly gram
matical questions, is apt to find that
her rules disastrously fail to fit all
One time the county superintendent
of schools was questioning the pupils
of a country school. He wrote on the
blackboard the sentence, "The fly has
wings," and asked a class what part of
■ speech each word was. They passed
the "the" without serious trouble.
! "What part of speech is 'fly?' " asked
the superintendent.
j "Adverb," shouted all the class in
j "What! 'Ply' an adverb?"
I "Yessir!" shouted the children with
great positiveness.
i "What makes you think it is an
| " 'Cause teacher told us that all
words that end in 'ly- are adverbs!" —
Youth's Companion.
Much Sweeter Than Sugar.
The newly discovered chemical sub
stance, sugarine, or benzol-sulfinid, is
likely to have an important influence
upon coihmerce in several directions.
Unlike saccharine, which never became
very popular, sugarine contains none of
the obnoxious para acid. It is a chem
. ically pure substance, 600 times as
. sweet as sugar, and yet obtainable at
one-twelfth the cost.
With Intent to Deceive.
! "Pilkinghorn Is a man of his word,
isn't he?"
| "Ye-e-s. I don't believe Pilking
| horn would tell a downright lie, but
l I've seen him eat a ten cent luncheon
of doughnuts and coffee and then
come out of the restaurant picking
; his teeth, as if he had been filling up
with a porterhouse steak."—Chicago
Shipping: lteH.
Live bees are sometimes shipped on 1
ice, so as to keep them dormant dur
ing the journey. This is particularly
| the case with bumble-bees, which
have been taken to New Zealand,
j where they are useful In fertilising
the red clover which has been intro
duced into the colony.
The Wiixly City.
He—Why do the Chicago girls have
ouch large feet?
Him—Umph! Why does a sloop
have a keel?
He —So she can stand up in the
Him —There you are!— Truth.
Her Criticism. *
Mistress —"Well, Norah, how did you
enjoy the scenery?"
Norah (who has just returned from
i a week's outing on the Maine coast) —
I "To shpake plainly, mum, th' scenery
s not so tlligant as it looks."—Judge.
In Limerick.
"She is that stingy," said Bridget to
her caller, "if I wrap up the least bit
of lay for the folks at home, sure she
misses it at once."
"Fwy," asked the visitor, "don't ye
, take it out ov the bottom av the can?"
Tlie l!eagl<f In the Future to be the ftports
mnii'i Delight.
Beagles are useful little hounds, and
not at all common in this country,
although bound to be in the near fu
ture, that is, where hunting is a sport.
The beagle may be kept with littlo
trouble at no very great outlay. This
in itself is one of the reasons that they
are the hunting dog of the future.
You must have three couple at least,
but to take a fair average, five couple
Is the best, and with this number one
may have many a stirring run. Indeed,
there is no member of the canine spe
cies with which so much may be done
as the beagle. He is a very clever dog;
bh qualities are patience, reflection and
endurance; invariably the pack
hunt in a lump, and seldom straggle
away from their companions.
The great thing is to let him have his
own way. He understands far better
than you do the twists and the doubles,
the shift and dodges, to which the hare
resorts when pursued.
When it is purposed to take the
beagles out hunting on the following
day, they should be fed about 1 o'clock,
and then be shut up until they are
wanted. The start should not be de
layed a moment later than 10:30
o'clock. The sooner you are at work
the better, as, if your beagles have
been fed at the proper hour on the pre
ceding day they will be quite ready for
their work.
Judiciously handled, many a day of
most delightful amusement may be
obtained with a few couple of beagles,
but do not, on any pretense whatever,
allow people on horseback.—Chicago
Alwayn Ascends In the Elevator When
Willing to Visit an Upper Floor.
A slender black cat In the Boston
Postofiice building has developed a
number of traits that make her a most
interesting study. She is fearless and
Independent, and yet quiet and tame as
a lady's pet. She has a number of
places in the building to visit, partic
ularly on the third floor, where there
is a young lady whom she likes to call
upon at frequent intervals, and instead
of running up and down the stairs, as
other cats naturally would do, she
takes an elevator. With an air of Im
posing dignity, she takes up a position
among the rest of the passengers wait
ing for the elevator and when she gets
on board the elevator she looks earnest
ly through the door as the elevator as
cends. Lacking means to signify
where she intends to get off she re
mains in the car until it stops at her
desired destination, and even
force, unless it is irresistible,
cannot make her leave the el
evator till it reaches the floor
where she wants to go. The elevator
men know her habits so well that if
she hapens to be the only passenger
going up they generally offer her the
third floor first. As she returne from
a visit, she again avails herself of the
elevator service, whether she wishes to
go up or down for it is a matter of
course with her to complete her round
in the upper part of the building while
she is up that way.
An Instrument Which Will Crop tlio Head
in Short Order.
You may have your hair cut by elec
tricity now. David Seide, of Hartford,
Conn., has just patented a little instru
ment which will do the trick in a few
twinklings without the use of scissors
or of the flame which is sometimes
used as a substitute in up-to-date bar
ber shops.
It is a compact metal tool, consist
ing in part of a comb. Of course, the
tonsorial artist must always use a
comu in this sort of work, inasmuch as
it gives him a gauge for making the
hairs of equal length as they are drawn
through the teeth.
The instrument in question is con
nected with a little battery by a couple
of wires. When he wishes to adminis
ter a hair cut, the barber presses his
thumb upon a certain part of the tool,
thus completing a circuit. The elec
tricity instantly heats white hot a
platinum wire which runs the length
of the comb. Then all that is required
is that the operator shall comb the
hair of the customer with a few grace
ful waves of the little appliance, the
incandescent wire burning it off at the
proper length.—New York Journal.
The Church Maid.
The up-to-date churches now employ
a church maid. One who enters a
Banctuary in New York nowadays may
see a slender figure in a plain black
gown, with white cape and apron,
moving around among the pews. She
is, perhaps, dusting the hymnal 3, ar
ranging the cassocks or putting notices
in the racks. She will, however, come
forward, answer your questions, direct
you to the sexton, tell you the minis
ter's hours, or advise you to whom you
should apply for other information
than she may bo able to give. It is a
part of her duty to remain respectfully
near visitors, for strangers have been
known to "lift" anything that strikes
their fancy and walk off with it. i tie
maid also cares for the minister's study
and gives to the edifice many touches
of which the janitor is incapable.
The church maid has her hands full.—
Pittsburg Dispatch.
Tompion—"Was Docke mucu of a
fighter when he was in the army?"
Hammer —"No, hardly that. In fact,
he managed to keep out of battle alto
gether. Hut, then, you know, he was
full of fight before he got to the front,
and he has been full of it ever since
the war was over. In the anture of
things, a fellow muist have a rest some
time or other,"—Boston Transcript.
Is Orime Decreasing?
Warden Wright, of the Western
penitentiary, is quoted in an interview
to the general effect that crime in
that prison district has decreased
steadily during the past four years.
He bases this declaration on the fact
that the prison record shows an unin
terrupted falling oft in the number of
convicts, from year to year, during
the time stated. Obviously, the warden
is nothing if not an optimist, which
is the more to be wondered at be
cause of the nature of his calling. If
anybody sees more of the seamy side
ot human nature than the superintend
ent ot a state prison, he is yet to be
heard from. And perhaps it is Warden
Wright's pronounced optimism, in
this particular, that will prompt the
people of more pessimistic bent to
challenge the all-around accuracy of
his conclusions. His good faith isn't
involved, because that is above ques
Nevertheless, when we consider the
increase of population in this prison
district, with its large proportion of
foreigners whose lawlessness is so
much in evidence in the courts of the
commonwealth, and above all the
pinch of the hard times from which
the country has but just found relief,
it is at least surprising to be told that
there are fewer penitentiary prisoners
each year—not relatively, but abso
lutely. Does it mean less crime ?
Warden Wright is sure that it does,
and he credits this condition of things
to the common educational facilities
that are elevating the average stand
ard ofintelligence. In support of this
view he cites the prison records show
ing a proportionately greater number
of negro convicts imprisoned since
'94, which he explains as being due
to an influx of ignorant colored people
from the southern states.
Let us hope that the warden is
reasoning correctly, from right pre
mises. . It's a nice thing to think that
the rank and file of humanity here
abouts has come to the conclusion
that honesty is the best policy, even
it the moral considerations are to cut
no figure. Still, there is the knowledge
that the tendency of all modern law
making is to let up on the offender to
the uttermost limit consistent with
the safety of society, and some times
a bit more. Compare the criminal
codes of one or two centuries gone
with that cf today, and the idea will
be made plain. It is civilization.
Then the criminal himself may be no
better, but as Warden Wright argues,
he is a heap cleverer. Finally the de
monstration made by the Riverside
Record is hardly comprehensive
enough to prove a permanent moral
uplift in the community. It may be
chargeable to local or transient condi
tions that have no connection with
the close approach of the millenium.
That there are fewer prisoners in the
penitentiary is beyond doubt. But
that there are as many convicts as
there ought to be is still a wide open
question.— Ex.
Bead In His Stable Yard.
Tragic End to the Lilo of Former Stato
Printer Meyers.
Edwin K. Meyers, former State
Printer, was found dead Friday morn
ing in the stable yard at his home,
three miles from Harrisburg, having
met a tragic death. A gash across the
forehead and a bruise over the left
eye indicate that he died from a frac
tured skull or concussion of the brain.
It is supposed he fell from his carriage
a short distance from home, and was
dragged to the place where the body
was found.
Mr. Meyers was 39 years of age,
and is survived by his wite and three
children. He was colonel of the Uni
formed Rank, Knights of Pythias.
His father is B. F. Meyers, proprietor
of the Harrisburg Star Independent.
"fitz 1 ' Was Barred Out-
Some time ago Marion (Ind)
Lodge of Elks elected and initiated
Robert Fitzsimmons the prize fighter,
to membership, which so angered the
State deputy that he suspended the
lodge which action was endorsed by
Grand Exalted Ruler IJetweiler, of
Harrisburg. Mr. Detweiler was re
cently informed that Fitzsimmons had
left the lodge, and those instrumental
in electing him had keen expelled.
He reinstated the lodge last Saturday.
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Tetter, Barbers' Itch, Scald Head, Ulcers,
Blotches. It cures all erup'.ioru: of tie akin
makes it soft and white.—
S old by C. A. Kleim.
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Beautiful designs in great variety.
Meerchaum Cigar Holders, Briarwood Pipes,
Cigars, fine grades, in boxes of
25, 50 and 100.
We also have a large assortment ot CONFECTIONERY in nice boxes
and in bulk. Sunday Schools preparing for Christmas festivals should get our
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A large lot of Window Curtains in st^jk.
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By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, lsued
out of the court of Common Picas of Columbia
county. Pa., and io me directed, there will bo
exposed to public sale at the Court House, In
Bloomsburg, on
at 8 o'clock In the afternoon, all that certain
lot or piece of land situate in East Bloomsburg,
Columbia county, and state of Pennsylvania,
bounded and described as follows, to-wlt: Be.
ginning at a stone corner of Canal street and
lot of Mathlas Kindt, and running thence along
said lot northwardly one hundred and sixty feet,
more or less, to Ridge alley; thenee along said
alley eaatwardly forty feet to lot of M. Kindt
aforesaid, and thence along said lot southward
ly one hundred and sixty feet, more or less, to
the place of beginning. It being the same
premises which George Barreter and Caroline
Barreter by deed dated November ID. 188ti, and
recorded In the ofllee for the recording of deeds'
&c., in and for Columbia county, in Deed Book,
No. 41, pages 371, Sc., granted and conveyed un
to Charles C. Kesty, party hereto, on which Is
erected a two-story
and outbuilding.
Seized, taken Into execution at the suit ol
Fannie Eckroth vs. Charles C. Kesty and TUllc
E. Kesty, his wife, and to be sold as the proper
ty 01 Charles C. Kesty and TUUe E. Kesty, his
Eshite of Elian Mc Henry, late of Denton Borough,
Xottos is hereby given that letters testamentary
on the estate of Ellas McHt nry % late of Benton
Borough, Columbia County, Pa., deceased, hare
been granted to M. T. McHcnry, to whom all P*£ m
sons indebted to said estate are requested to make
payment. aud those, having claims or demands
will make known the same with* iit delay.
Fritz, Atty. 31. T. 31c I lea rib
1-MJ # Executor.
Estate of John, late, of Flshlngereeti town
ship, deceased.
Xottce is hereby given that letters .
on the estate of John Zaner, late of Flshingci eek
township, Columbia county. Pa ,
been granted to Lloyd /oner and wUlUiin (mis
man, to whom aUpersons indebted to *aid **tate
are re'pu-su d to make, payment, and those, ''(icing
claims w demands win make jto/uicn the same
without LLOI D Z.ihKll,
IS-88.&. Executors,
Inre-eatale of Mary Drlesbcch, late r Fishing
creek township, Columbia county, /'<i , (leva.
The under signed auditor, appointed bp the Or
phans' Court of Odwnbta county, to distribute
the balance in the hands of the administrator of
Mary Drlesbach. late of Fishingtreek tuirnship,
in said county, deceased, to and among 'heparties
legally entitled thereto, will sit at htsqfk'Gin the
town of Rloomsbnrg, Fa.% on triday, the &th day
of January. IHNS, at 10 o'clock a.m., totoni tyul
where all persons having claims against the said
estate will appear and prove the s. me or be for
ever debarred jrom com ing in on said Juna.
If. A. EVERT, Auditor.
Estate of K J. Cole, deceased
The undersigned auditor, appointed by the Or
phans' Court of Columbia county, tgrnakcdlx
trl'nuiou of the funds In the hands oj the admin
Istralor, to and among Ihe parlies legally entitled
thereto, irtll meet the parties interested roc ths
purpose t>f his appointment at his office in the
town if Dtoomstmrg, Pa., on Saturday, the SKk
dag of January, A. I). 189S, at 10 o'clock IHthe
forenoon of sunt dag, when and where all persons
are required to present their rtatms against the
estate of said deceased or be debarred from coming
in for a share thereof.
j.(i 4t, If. A. KVtSRT, Auditor.
Estate of Lavtna Stout, deceased.
To Fanny Klder, Shlckshlnny, Fa., Sarah Stout,
sometimes called I.ula Evans, New York City;
Kille stout. New York City, lineal descendenU
n'r said I.avlna Stout, deceased, and to all other
nersons Interested, Greeting: You and each of
vou are hereby cited to be and appear before
the Judgesof our Orphans' court to he held at.
Bloomsburg, on the rtist Monday of February
next then and there to accept or retuse to take
the real estate of said Lavtna Stout, deceased,
at the appraised valuation put upon It by lu
(itiest, duly awarded by the said Court, and re
iitned by the Sheriff, or show cause why it
shall not be sold. \Y. W. BLACK,
l-6-lt. Sheriff's ofßce, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Exceptions to acknowledgment, of Sheriff's
deed by B. W. Jury, cosmopolitan Building and
Loan Association vs. Emma Neyhard et al.
In the court of common Pleas of Columbia
The undersigned auditor, appointed by said
Court to pass upou said exceptions and tuake
distribution ot thn fund ailslng from the Sher
iff's sale ot the premises, will meet the parties
interested forbearing and the porfot mance of
his duties, at his office Iji the Town ot Blooms
burg, on Friday, the 2Sth day ot January, lKfe,
at in o'clock In the forenoon ; at which time and
place all parlies Interested are required to pro
sent, thelrclulms, or be torover debarred from
coining In upon the said fund
l-l-'9B 3t. Auditor.
i 7yrme COL VMB 1.4 N a year.