The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, May 12, 1898, Page 2, Image 2

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Pray, whither loads hi road, fair heart) j
Say, whither leads tho read?
ACI OHH A rill, around u hill, , v ~ j
Beside a dell where rivers start,
Whore bonding nut trees shed their load.
Oh, thither leads tho road, dear heart.
Oh, thither leuds the roadl
What matter where the road may lead,
Bo thoa and I together go.
Companionship is ull our need,
Division nil our woe.
The pine tree tall on yonder hill
For years has watched tho passerby.
When he is dust, wo shall bo still
Together, thou and I.
How hushed tho afternoon 1 I dnro
Not whisper love, but send the thought j
la speechless message. All tho air
In silence thrall is caught.
Oh, those are God reared trecsl How soft
Tho wind dreams round their tall heads
\ Tho drowsy lenves thnt doze aloft
\ Btir like a child in sleep.
, Young autumn's fire begins to burn
I /The brands to hurl at winter's brow.
I The son wooed leaves sigh low and turn
\ To crimson on the bough.
Pray, whither lends the road, fair heart?
Soy, whither lends tho road?
Across a rill, around a hill,
Beside it dell where rivers start,
u Where bending nut trees shod their load.
■ Oh, thither leads the road, my heurt,
f Oh, thither leads the road!
—John Albert Macy in Chap Book, j
At Least the Other Women Said She
Wanted to He Stared At.
This girl had tho nickel between her
pretty lips before she stepped aboard the
car at tho corner of Eleventh and F
streets. The nickel was probably part
of her shopping change. Her hands and
L arms were filled with bundles and paok- j
I ages, and she had no doubt converted
I her inviting mouth into a car fare re-1
I ceptable before leaving the last ein
| poriuin she visited. Even after she
found a seat she made no move to re
, move the nickel from its enviable lodg
, ment. She was too busy counting her
packages and bundles, to see if she had
lost any, probably.
Tho conductor as the girl got aboard
had scowled when he observed the niokel j
resting between her pearly teeth, for
oonductors are prosaio. With the ooiu
still showing its shiny rim between her
lips—a delightful effect of silver and
coral in combination—tho girl looked
up winsomely in tho eyes of the con
ductor when he appronched her for her
I fare. The conductor held out his hand
with a pretty short, "Fare, miss I"
Tbe girl very carefully set each and
every one of her bundlos and packages
in the space besido her, smiling vaguely ]
the while. When both of her bands
■were free, she drew a tiny, spotless lace
handkerchief from the lizard skin bag
hanging from her girdle. Then sho
took the 5 oent piece from between her
lips, wiped and polished it carefully
with the handkerohief and, with the
prettiest grimace in the wOrld, dropped
it into the now apologetio paw of the
conductor. Tbe conductor smiled, and
G did all of the man passengers on tbe
woman passengers murmured to
other that the pretty girl bad only
tho thing "for effect."—Wasbiug-
H Scientific Farming.
An agricultural editor of Chicago
■ made n trip into Boutheru California
■ where lio confidently expected to aatou
■ ish tho natives with his superior kuowl
9dge of scientific and successful farm-
V ing. He had Btretched things cousider
f ably one evening with a view to mak
k ing a stronger impression, when one of
tho old residents, who spoke slowly and
■ had a squint in his right eye, took
charge of tho conversation.
I "I s'pose you hain't heerd o' my
I peach brandy orchi'd, mister. I reckon
I that's 'bout sci'utifio as anything you
I been telliu us'buut. I got a certain way
lo' treatin them trees so that I tap 'em
th' spring, jest same's you do a ma
■pi" tree, an by bottliu up th' sap fur six
■ months I have th' fines' peach brandy
■ you ever put down your swallow. That's
■ kerect, an I have a neighbor as kinder
■ lays over me in fariuiu. He's 'epori-
V men ted an derrelopcd a puukin pie
punkin. Ho tangled up milkweed, sug-
ar cane, eggplant, water cress an some
| spioo plants till he got th' thing to snit
th' taste, an now all you have ter do is
to bilo th' fruit an make your crust. He's
got more bcardin house orders than ho
kin fill in 1,000 years. Jest now I'm
turnin my 'teution to th' raisin o' ap
ple dunipliu's, an I think by nex' year
I kin"—
But here the agricultural editor gasp
ed for breath and the old resident called
' another old resident to help get tho vis
itor to his hotel.—Detroit Free Press.
&oup, Savory Soup.
No np to date cook propares the stock
from which licr diuuei. sonp is made
, tho day tho soup is needed. Stock for at
least a week's supply should bo made
at once; then the preparation of tho
| daily dinner soup will not oooupy more
than 1C 0r25 minutes. When consommo
i is servod sovoral times in the week, the
L entire nmount used is uiade at ouce, and
■ the different garnishes aro added the
it is served. It is the same with
sauces, aud by a little calculation a
m good manager cau easily discover about
what proportion of oacb sauce is neces
sary for a month's supply. This once
prepared, tho table is revolutionized so
that the sameness tbut characterizes the
plain roust aud broiled meats 13 110 lon
gor known. A new sunco each day gives
an entirely different flavor to tho meats
and vegetables.—New York Tribune.
New York has a shop in which Bibles
and rum are sold side by side. The
place is at tho foot of Washington stroet,
not far from the Syrian oolouy, and its
patrons includo Syrians, Armenians,
, Turks, Russians nnd Irish longshoremen.
The Bibles, together with other books
of a religions character, are kpt in a
case at the end of the bur.
Nails will not bend when hammered
L into hard wood if thnv are Ami
Bar Ilarbor Man Played a Bluff Game on
a Contrary Mare.
"Speaking about balky horses and
the best way to oure them," said
Georgo Sporry, "I can tell you of a
trick that Stephen Leland played ono
time and it worked like u charm—you
fellers all know Steve, course you do
he lives down to Ear Harbor. Well—
let's see—it was 12 years ago on the 20th
day of January. You remember the
heavy sleot storm—same night Liuuike
was married—when all the trees looked
so pretty after the storm. You remem
ber Stephen—he had a wood lot out near
the foot of Green mountain, where ho
cut his wood winters. That year ho
had as handsome a pair of bay horses a's
ever rein drew over. The nigh ono waß
all right in every particular, bnt tho off
one had spells once in awhile when she
would tako matters in her own way and
throw up her head. You might put
rocks in her ears, twist her tail, pound,
whip, swear and rave as much as you
liked, but she would never move till she
got ready.
"One day I met Leland when ho was
hauling out tho iirst load for the day.
Ho told 1110 how she worked, and I told
him then and there that if it was my
horse I'd just onhiteh the nigh one and
leave her hitched on to the load in the
woods. They went into the Harbor with
tho lirst load all right, but when tho
second load was piled on and under
way things wero different. At a certain
place in tho road up goes that horse's
head again. It was in just the snme
place where she balked before. Steve
was mad as a hatter. He took off his
coat and hat. Ho swore till tho trees
around him trembled. Next he took a
sapling birch and whipped and pounded
till be was all tired out. Then he sat
down and rested. Then he thought he'd
coax the crittar, so he got a drink of
water from a spring. She drank it.
Then ho asked her to go, but not a mus
cle would she move. Stephen fussed till
he became oxbaustcd.
"Then, as he told me afterward, ho
took Sperry's advice—onhitcbed tho
nigh one, straddled her back and made
for home, leaving the ugly, contr'y
thing alone in the woods, hitched to a
sled with a cord and a half of green
wood to anchor it. He never so much
as looked round nor said aye, yes, or no,
hut mude direct for home, putting up
his horso and oating his supper. He had
become so disgusted that he nearly dis
missed the thing from his mind. That
night began with a littlo fine rain. It
was like a cold mist, and wherever it
struck it froze. Then it snowod and
blowed for awhile, then again it turned
to rain—the queerest storm ever known
on Mount Desert island. There was not
u minute after 7 o'clock that evening
till daylight next morning but it snow
ed or rainod, and tbe wind was like a
double edged razor 'long toward morn
ing. Every tree was three times its
proper size, and tbe ones left standing
looked liko tho mcst beautiful plumes
you ever see in your life. Lots of trees
were broken to the ground. The tele
graph wires were ueurly an inch and a
half iu diameter, covered with solid
ice. Littlo limbs of birch and maple
wero liko branches of coral.
"In tho morning Stove took out the
old horso and started back for the woods.
When ho Rot near the place where he
loft the horse and load, ho was aston
ished. The old nag was there just where
she stood all night. Not the sigu of a
track did she make. Her legs were the
size of flour barrels, her body surely three
times its proper size. Her eyes and ears
wero hidden from view by the snow
that had drifted upon her; the steam from
her nostrils formed icicles that reached
the ground. All in all it was tho tough
est sight be ever witnessed. Mr. Leland
at first supposed the animal was dead,
but after awhile he took an ax and
broke tho ice and let the poor critter
out. She was like a chicken coming out
of an egg. The coat came off in large
flakes. Wbcu ho hitched the nigh one
on, he only had to speak once and be
made lively timo over tho icy road that
morning. He kept that pair till last
year, when thoy both died.
"They never balked again."—Lewis
ton Journal.
Splendid Crystals In California.
Some time ago John E. Barton of
Lake Geneva, Wis., leased the right to
prospect for crystals in the old Green
Mountain mine, near Mokelnmuo hill,
in Calaveras county, Cal. 110 found a
number of line snccimens, aud oue of
them is claimed to be the largest group
or mass of crystals ever found. As taken
out from tho drift where it was uuoov
erod it was 11 feet 7 inches in circum
ference. It was 4 feet 2 inches long, !)
feet (i inches wide and 3 feet 2 inches
high. It weighed 2,200 pounds. The
mass included one large central crystal
and a surrounding group of smaller
oueu. From the central one it was esti
mated that a perfect sphere 14 inches
in diameter coulil bo out, while soveral
others from three to eight inches in
diameter could lie obtained from tho
mass. Mr. Burton has found in all
about 12 tous of crystals.—Engineering
and Mining Journal.
Sho Dhln't Say Nay.
"Yes," said the summer girl to be as
she held up two shortened skirts, one
of duck, "all our gowns for exercise aro
short, ending at what would bo our
shoe tops if wo wore high boots, but
we shall wear low shoes. I don't
know," she said shyly, "whether wo
think we have nice ankles or if we wish
to show our stockings, which aro gayer
this season than over." "Both," I ven
tured, and she didn't say nay.—Pitts
burg Dispatch.
Watts—This is the most honest town,
I think, on tbo continent. The conductor
missed me this morning, aud everybody
in tho car looked as if they were angry
beeause I did not pay.
Potts—They were not angry because
paid, but^k^uu^^m^uu^
The Record* Began With Abraham and
Were Collected by Kzra—lt Wa* Born
In the Little Land of Canaan—Conquered
Israel's Gift to the World.
New discoveries about the Bible are
being made almost daily. Tho religious
world is startled every now and then
by tho announcement that some old
manuscript has been found or somoclay
tablet corroborating Biblical history has
been deciphered. Tho last few years
have been especially notable for remark
able finds, not tho least of which has
been a single leaf of papyrus bearing a
fow sayings of Jesus—login, as they
have been called. These discoveries
arouse a questioning frame of mind.
We ask, how did we get tho Bible,
whence did it come, what was the
method of its transmission to us?
Learned volumes have beon written, but
only scholars read them. One of the
latest of these is by Dr. William A.
Coppinger, but it is so expensive a vol
ume—only 150 copies havo been printed
for sale—that few can read it, even if
they would. Tho much talked of poly
chrome Bible, edited by leading Biblical
scholars of the world, is an answer to
this demand. Still, the question, how
did tho Bible come down to us? ought
to be answered briefly, so that the mass
es of tho people can read and under
stand. It is irreverent to the Bible and
tbo inspired men who gave us this
world classic—the classic—dealing with
tho eternal themo of tho relation be
tween man and God to think of it as a
ready made volume, dropped down from
heaven bound and gilt edged.
The Bible was born in the little land
of Canaan as the weary caravan, led by
Abraham from Ur of the Clialdees,
pitched its tents and the patriarch wrote
down tho promises of the Eternal on
the palm leavos which he found at hand.
This was more than 4,000 years ago,
and that writing was in use so early is
proved by inscriptions found on Egyp
tian stoles or Assyrian tablets from
6,000 to 8,000 years old.
Tho records kept by Abraham and
his immediate descendants undoubtedly
formed the basis of the book of Genesis
and tho earlier chapters of Exodus, to
be later utilized by tho hand of Moses
and his successors. With the advent of
this great legislator of the Hebrews tho
nation was formed, with his legislation
as its heart and center. It is probable
that Moses wrote his portion of the Bi
ble upon the linen used for such pur
poses in Egypt, for many large pieces
of this linen oovered with hieroglyphic
writing havo come down to us wrapped
around mummies. The inscriptions are
still legible. Tho Pentateuch was tho
nucleus of our Bible, tho only Biblo
known to the Hebrews for many gener
ations. It was written in the ancient
Ibri character, closely resembling the
Phoenician, as proved by the Siloam in
scription discovered near Jerusalem and
some ancient coins which have boon
found. Leaders like Joshua, Gideon and
Samuel were needed in the promised
lnnd. Singers and prophets, too, arose,
and tho scribes of the leaders recorded
what was done. The poets wrote down
thoir best songs. Tho prophets' words
were treasured up by their disciples and
followers. Tho official records were kept
in the national archives, and tho songs
of the poets and the speeches of the
prophets wero passed from hand to
hand. When tho kingdom was divided,
records were certainly kept both in the
sonthern kingdom of Judah and tho
northern kingdom of Israel. But much
of the earlier literature was forgotten
in the catastropho of the destruction of
the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and
the exiles refused to sing the songs of
Ziou as they "sat by tho waters of Ba
bel and wept." When at last tho term
of exile was over and some of the more
devoted Jews returned to rebuild the
walls and tomple of Jerusalem, tho law
had to bo brought back to them.
Ezra was the man for this work, and
ho and his coadjutors, tho elders, col
lected the scattered records of earlier
days ani made the first canon of tho
Pentateuch. They wrote it in a now
script—Kcthav Ashuris, tho Assyrian
or square character brought back from
Babylon with them and read and
taught it to the peoplo. By this time
sonio of the speeches delivered by the
prophets of the exile, tho second Isaiah
and his disciples, had become so dear to
tho hearts of tho people that they were
estoemod as classics. Some had preserv
ed tlie addresses of the earlier prophets,
and gradually a second set of accepted
writings was addod to tho law. The
older songs, too, were found again, and
uow singers were inspired for tho serv
ice of the now temple, and tho book of
Psalms became its hynmboolc.
Tbe proverbs of tbo nation wero col
lected by various bands. Other books
were found or written as late as tho sec
ond century before tbe Christian era.
The book of Daniel, for instance, was
composed to inspire a people, fainting
nnder Syrian oppression, for tbo Macca
lican revolution. And all this later lit
erature was struggling for acceptance
into tho Biblo until the canon of tho
Old Testament as we now have it was
established ip tho first oentury of our
era by the rabbinical school of Palestine.
As tbo nation Israel sunk under the
waves of Roman conquest tho Jewish
spirit held the Old Testament aloft as
ts gift to the world.—Clifton Hardy
jevy in Review of Reviews.
Both Awake.
First Burglar—lt's no use tryiu tlict
dace t'uight. Bill. Ther man au his
vifo went in 'bout an hour ago, an I
oerd him tell her he'd hay bbr a
i'mond neoklaco termorror.
Second Burglar—What's thct got t'
o wid it?
First Burglar—Plenty. She won't be
>le t' sleep fer t'iukin 'bout it, an be
Ku't sleep fer t'iukin how he's got t'
r fer Fun
I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "CASTORIA," the same that
has borne and does now bear y/fr - on every
the fac- simile signature of wrapper.
This is the original "CASTORIA" which has been used in
the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty years.
LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought on the
and has the signature of Out&xT'&fcJZUz wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company, of which Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March24 - im .*.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Faded You.
"A handful of dirt may be a house
ful ol shame." Keep your
house clean with
STOVE NAPf HA, the Cheapest and
Best Fuel on the market. With it you
can run a Vapor Stove for one-hall
cent per hour. Give us a call and be
W. O. Holmes, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Eshleman & Wolf,
L. E. Wharey, "
W. F. Hartman,
Dun's Weekly Eeview of Trade-
R. G. Dun & Company's Weekly
Review of Trade says:
"A state of war was so greatly
dreaded by those who have seen
nothing like it for more than thirty
years that its coming has hurt less
than its apprehension. Especially
since the victory at Manila indicated
superiority of the American navy, gun
for gun, expectation that the war will
not last long has influenced all mar
kets, and stocks have advanced the
average prices for railroads $2.79 per
share. Thejgeneral condition of busi
ness has been materially improved.
The fact tnat gold is now used al
most exclusively between the Treas
ury and the Clearing House, indicates
the entire freedom from apprehension
about the currency or public credit.
The most sensational of all changes,
and the most practically important
has been the rise in wheat. Receipts,
after averaging less than 2,500,000
bushels per week for four months,
have suddenly risen to more than
3,500,000 bushels. Exports have not
been checked by higher prices as yet,
but have caused them, amounting for
the week to 2,094,389 bushels, flour
included, against 1,498,167 bushels
from Atlantic ports last year, and 559,-
848 bushels against 99,508 from
Pacific ports. The remarkable rise on
Thursday was largely due to the re
moval of duties by France, and the
prohibition of exports by Russia, both
showing the extraordinary needs
abroad, so that the rise of 25J cents
for the week is not without excuse.
Corn failed to advance corresponding
ly, though the exports were 3,000,000
against 2,725,043 last year, the ag
gregate since July first having been
178,000,000 bushels, larger than ever
before to date, although wheat ex
ports have also been larger than last
year, far greater than in ordinary
years, and nearly the largest on record.
Industries have received a wonder
ful stimulus "from the conviction that
hostilities will not last long, and from
heavy government orders. Besides
great demand for steel plates and
other iron products and ammunition,
1 government has ordered 2,500,000
yards woolen cloths, 125,000 blankets,
3,000,000 yards cotton goods, and
! great quantities of provision aid other
supplies, and meanwhile reviving con
fidence has multiplied other demands.
Textile establishments have been
receiving larger orders within the past
few days, outside those from the gov
ernment, so that the stoppage of reduc
tion of time in four woolen mills early
in the week may have been premature.
No decline whatever appears in the
prices of staple cloths or dress goods,
and the heavy auction sale cf carpets
was eminently successful in clearing
off at fair prices an accumulation re
sulting from an advance in prices last
January which was not supported by
demand. Wool has declined about
half a cent in April. Print cloths have
again made a new low record, 1.94
cents, but a better market is seen for
other cotton products.
Failures for the week have been
23S in the United States, against 221
last yeai, and 25 in Canada, against
36 last year.
HEART TERRORS vanish in 30
minutes under the magical wand of
Dr. Agnew's Cure for the Heart. A
heart specific, and no case too acute
to be dispelled and absolute goo 1
health restored. Mrs. Roadhouse, of
Williscroft, 0., writes :—"Cold sweats
would stand out on me like beads, so
intense were the attacks of heart dis
ease. Dr. Agnew's Cure for the
Heart cured me, and to-day I know
nothing of the terrors of this trouble."
—53. Sold by C. A. Kleiin. .
C. K. Sober, of Lewisburg, is
starting a chestnut orchard 011 his
farm near Shamokin. He is graft
ing some choice varieties 011 native
young trees, the tract adjoining the
mountain side. He already has
about one hundred acres prepared.
Last year he began on a tract of
some thirty acres. The trees are
about a rod apart. He expects re
turns in three years, each tree likely
to yield about a peck from the start.
There are one or two large chest
nut orchards in the State, started
the same way, and are said to be
excellent investments. Mr. Sobsr's
experiment will be watched with
considerable interest, though it is an
assured success.
O A, 0 T x A- ■
Bean the Kind You Have Always Bui#
jMcKillip Bros.,
| Bloomsburg.
The best are
the cheapest
M " COPY RILM ; iti?,
and tender little juicelets for the chil
dren, arc all right, but papa and,"the
boys" want a good, big, juicy steak,
roast or chop when business or school
duties are over, and we can cater to
them all. Our stock of prime meats is
unexcelled for quality, and we send
them home in fine shape.
Butter per lb $ , ao
Eggs per dozen >(i
Lard per lb oy
Ham per pound <IO
Pork, whole, per pound ,06
Beef, quarter, per pound.... [oj
Wheat per bushel j'oo
Oats " " JJ
Rye " " .50
Wheat flour per bbl 5,7 j
Hay per ton '9 to $lO
Potatoes per bushel,l ,co
Turnips " "
Onions " " I co
Sweet potatoes per peck .35
Tallow per lb or
Shoulder " "
Side meat " "
Vinegar, per qt ,05
Dried apples per lb [OS
Dried cherries, pitted ,ia
Raspberries >la
Cow Hides per lb \l
Steer "
CalfSkin ,g 0
Sheep pelts °
Shelled corn per bus .50
Corn meal, cwt t 2 e
Bran, ii." txo
Middlings " 100
Chickens per lb new , I 2
" " " old .11
Turkeys " " la i
Geese " " .!!!!! .14
Ducks " " * o jj
No. 6, delivered a g 0
" 4 and s " 3.85
" 6 at yard 2 3j
" 4 and 5 at yard 3*60
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