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VOfc. IX, Vo. 23, " ' LEniGHTON, CARBON COUNTY, PENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING. APRIL 25, 1874. SINGLE COPIES, THREE CENTS
n.B.WlDBOS, Sharing, Hair Cutting and Sum
pning, m-der rx.haiiw Hot.!. Bt '"'"' -Boat
and .m MrtUcr.
Charles Yeuser. n.ar Bank
street! a(o, cfal fit' tiicii"iry.
JJausman A-Rutins, oflwOiMti .tore, Bank
T nry Good mi Cli-ocri-lea. ,
Z. n. Lou otp. l S. Depot, ItaiiK'.l.. droto- in
Hardwire, Uumuwre, LattVraA Gxl, dx.
11. A.WtV Uu-Wk Block, Hank ft . I.
B jSri"d6r. street, rj, (.W-. J '..
CW, CroccriM. Oywrt, llardwart,dc.
Drue ana Medlclnea.
A.J Durllug, hr.t doornbova'. -.Bank MIe"'
OJt. Aiiot., 11rfu,na-y, Jittnt iltdmnu, dx.
V.ir.iAttunel.ne'irll opp..r.jcl.nD6e. Hotel, Bank
OWi, Vint-, Guino.dis.
Tb-.miMarti,''K-baijte,'t.pp. Public squa e,
Bank st I'atrtmagtfiiluilrd.
' Furniture Warel-osss. .
V.&hwarts.,Ba..fcViit,tWsrinUtt lind J
furniture. Coflinivtedilo order.
i I, , - i' i f 1 '
Merchant Tailor. . , ,
Claim ABrt., Bank street, and ?"' Ct
Tbotnas S: Beck, I'. O. building Ha. k St., Oenl l
,JirnMSng gwtl. iuts. tbpt, -X.fi
E.,Fatb, Bn"k stie.l. 2nd dorr below tlio M.
K. Church. XAiont and Trimmingt
physicians aiad Surgtom,
Dr. OVS. Herman, xrur if Batik aud Jtou'stree
" Cbniu.ta.um in Englith and Grrman.
Dr.N. U. UeUr.neM door tu 1 0 Btok street.
'jSa. Oberl, Bank as. iUcKw, Curing and Smoking
J, Ifatiluger 4 S0"' Ujllk ' d'"l in i tour oii
Jicd, tr'ioceriw,' 'VbiU ni'd 1'iyrtaUu. r
i o. 1H)Ii;iiUu"Ii 'S'.ullf fireet-,'al)TUank 8t.
PtaUr in iroteA", ClQCililttngi, tt.
JLT'XDUNKT AND toUNSEl.toH AT LAW,
ital Ktate aud LuIJwlluu Afentf' W 1" "Ujr and
fcell K.ul Kutala. Opuyiyauclus neatly dou. Col
lecllona vri'Uipll mudo. ntlllllg tlal or De
'twJut,'a'peciaU)r..'jay'UtouuUel In hngliab
andUmmau. ( Ior.ia.
DifcTBicT axtohsuv, awousky at law
OHIcf, on' lmoiBvtAT, r.rl dtor Mow Anii'jiu
Hold, SlaucllCu'ulil., I'eim'a. CulUsclluua lintuipt
uide. Nin. 21.
JNtfi D. UEHTOLBTTBr
ATTOUNEV AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
flrvtci-Vtrit atlcnUl Bank" Bnlldlnj, 2nd Hoot
MAUCII CllUSiK, ten.
Slaj be romulted lu Gcrmm. nr IK, 1871
1 ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MAUCII cuunk; PA.
Oct 18, 1873. ,
J K. DtUMlOKi
Kail IVeUfliorl, Pa.
WB. Sat'ea of c'rT iei-n l)tloii nllendeil In at
rtawjabl charK". Tbo j.,trunago of tba public
Is rMP'cllully aDlkllfd Jan. 21,71.
JVY YOyil UOO l'SiAAU SHOliS of
Henry'Campbell. East Weissport,
AVlittujou cauulwnjii gpt tlw very (et
article at the tVest ",r 'cal,ll
DooU and Shot's niailo to onli-r ami
neatly Repaired at ilioit nilco and rt'a
fconnblo terms. , apr ll-ni3
gJAOtS- II t TE'li,'.
N. KI.OTZ, PllOP'n,
"SnmmlllllU, Carbon Co., Pa.
- Beit of acrwuiuodatWlu. fcxctlleut re;
taurant undrntaih. ,0ood ttablluu attached
Twruia tiiodfrate'. v . t .
ICIllGIl VAI.I.KV HOUSE,
h'oitUtatt comer of
BERKS AND L'ACRVi.10H hTREKTS,
PUIladelphla - - - Penn'a.
r'UED:j EC11MIDT, 1'roprlelor.
49 8urlor aootuuiodttlorix fori trarelera, at
modulate tli. ra. l'rlle Tl.llln; lUe clly from
thla Walliy are fpetlnlly lnlted M make Ibe !
hlth Valley Home tbelr ti'fplng place, mar. 7
Architect and Superintendent,
No. 123 S. Oth Street, Allentowu, Ta.,
furnUlies Plaos, Siieellicatiuiis and Kntl
mates for Public and Prlat'i;uildiies.
Slnlr.H, Ralls; &c,, ConMiueted and
Set-Up ly the ino&t approved iik-UhiiI,
and at short nottcePationacu la res
petfully s611cltfi)tf. and batUfactlon
guaranteed. , ', ap'r. 20-yl
OLIVER CRILLEY, dealer in To
bacco,. Cigars,' Pls, Ac, next door to
Rex's Grocery Store, Sttaquel.'anna St.,
Mauch 6'lijinlr,-, reipecjuly asks the
peciplo of Lehlgliton and vicinity, when
visiting that plow, to call in and try lib
. FRAGRANT CIGARS,
the very beti (n 't)ie market. Every
ortlclea lr Ills Hue warranted as repro
sentfd and at loweat pilcea. mar28
l-Prt ' CONVEVANOER,
Tk MhJWInrOntnpanles are Keprenntcd!
Xebanon Hutual Fire,
Beading Mutual Fire,
1 '5Vi'0ulng Fire,
Lehigh Fire, and the
Travelera Accident Insurance,
Xleo PentwjjlTanU and Mutual Horse
'ttitt DeUeUr and Insurance Com
JrB, Mtrtn 2U, 1878.
rmenner for Pbtladelphls "111 loate Lelilebton
ntt follows l
o.U9 i. m , Tin L. V'4 arrlre at Phlla at
7 3;a.m.TlaL. 8. ' "
11 10 p.m.
8.20 p. m.
7 30 a. m.lll L. V.
IIJiT p. m. la l..t S.
ll.njp. m.la I., V.
2.27 p, m. Tla L. A H.
4.47 p. u. Via L. & S. '
4.44 p. m.via. U V.
p. m. Tia ii
Betumtnir. leare depot at Brrka anil American
Etreeta. l'hlla., at 7.1U, 8 30 aud 0.43 a. m.J 2.10
3.00, and 5 13 p. ni.
Fare from Lelilgb.ou to Pbllidelpbla, (2.S5.
Keb.1, 1874. MILLS CLARK, Agent
TCNTHAL, n. It. OP N. J.
LlilllUll & rJUUEHAKNA DIV1S1U.N.
Cominenolng Deo. 15, 173.
Ho. 1. No. 3.
Peuu lla'u Juuc.
Mauch Cbunk 7 JO 11. U0
Betblebem 0 00
Arrive Laatan D.27
No. 10. No. 4.
cnu Harcn J'n
Art. Ureeu Uldge 133
XetquOtonXng Vallty H. It. Down trains Nos. 3
5'aiid7, and Up trains No. 10 and 4 connect at
. , Xurth imi'a II 2i, Down trains Xos, 1, 3, 5 k
,7.connvct at Betblebem tor Plilla'delpbia, Up trains
Nob. 10 &,1 connect allletbleh'eui rr Philadelphia.
let-turning liaxc.l'lilladf Ijjl.ln in 7.1U k, 111. t,r Kan.
Itoti, Mauch Cliuuk.lrntli, W'irkes Barre, Taniaqua,
IScrantotl, harcn, Zc4 at 043 a.m, for Eaatnn,
Mauch iCbut.k, Tainsqutt, )tlaniaport, Wilkos-
Barro' and'Scrantoir.'at V.1U p. nt. fur Scranton,
Wltkes Harre and Intermediate etntlons;-at 330 p.
m. tor.Uatb aud, Eastou ; at 3.15 p. m. ftr31aucb
7'dfii7ua llranch. Up trains No. 10 A 4. and
Bonn trains Nos.3, 5 A ti'ount'ctatMaucbCbuuk I
to and from Tauia.iua.
Lthigh d-Lackawanna IK if. Down trains X05.
I 4 7, und Up tinli.s Ni'S. 10 A f. o nnect at Beth
lehem for B.itb aud Chaptn.111 Quarries. Return
lug It-ate thapui.iu ut 7.10 a. ui. and 2.15 p. 111.
tfculrti! JiaitrtXidt.fXcwJcrti-y. All trati.s'umko
clofe connection at ba.tou Mlth trulus ou Central
Railroad of New Jet Key.
Jbhidtrt-liclaicurt Jt. if. Down trains Kos. 3
A 5, and Up tialue M. 1 A 14 connect ut Phillips,
burg with Bel.I)el. It. R, tu aud from Treutuu,
Philadelphia aud Belvldere
Ittilaaditttid if- Jttuding ifatVroad. The Depots
of the .nsl IVmi R. It. and the UiS. Dlvlblon
are conuected by Street Cars.
11. P. BALDWIN, Gen. IVuengtr Agtnt.
Feb. 7. Ib74.
PHILADELPHIA A EUIEItR. DIVISION.
Winter Time Table.
On and after SUNDAV, NOVEMBER 21, 1873.
the trains on tbe I'bPa. k Erie K R. DlvUlou will
BcrrAio Riratss leaves Philadelphia
" " Ilarrl.burg
a , Emporiuut
' - . " srr. at llulfal
Em I Mail teaTes PbllndelpbU
" Lock Hnreu
" art. at Erie
EutiHA Mail leatea Phl'sdelpbla
" arr.at L'k llaveu
RitfovA accusimoo'n leaves llsrrlsbure
10 30 p.m.
3.05 p m.
7.3 J put.
1.30 p m.
0 2 1 p.m.
" " AVilllamsp't 1215 put.
1IALD UAQLE aiAII. leaves . imamspiiri l.l.l p.ui,
' " arr. at uxn llaveu
BcrrAU Exfkcss leaves Buffalo
" " 1-niporlum
' " Wllllaunport
" arr. at llarrlsburg
' ' 1'hlladelpbla
Erik Mail leaves Erie
" x Lock Haven
' " Wllllimtport
arr. at Hanlnburg
" ' Philadelphia
Eliiira MAIL leaves lk Haven
" " Wllllamvport
41 arr. at llarrlsburg
' ' PblladcluhU
0 10 p.m.
4JJ a m.
S 40 p.m.
3 03 am.
U .III n. in.
I(Auuscta ACCOM, leives UIHIim.port U30 p.m.
arr at iiairi.ourg iu.oop.ui
" " Pblltdelphla 251 a.m.
IUu Eloll MAIL leaves I-ck Htren 12.21 p.m.
i u arr at WHUamsport 130 p.m.
Mail En, t connects eist aud ftest at Erie with L
StUd U W and at Urry and lrvlueton with
ull t'reek aud Alieibeuy K R W.
.Mall We.t with east aud west trains on L S A M
S R Yt. and at t'wry aud lrvlueton with Oil Creek
aud Allegheny R R U.
Elmira Mall and Uultlo Ripre-s make closa
connections at U llllaui.port wltn N O R W tialns
unrth.aud at llarnsourg with N O UW train,
south, v.I A. BALDWIN, Oen'l Supt.
Au Institution for Doth Sexes.
nv, O. KESSL.EII, Principal and Frofersor
of Classics and tbe Higher Euglisb
MIIS. 31. C. lCh.BsL.EH, Preceptress and
' Teacheruf Palming aud Drawing
Jilt. JOHN M, KISSLIirt, .u. Pro-
teoi of Latlu aud Ureek.
MISS E. C. lyKAIl, Teacher of Music.
AVIL.SON UEIIRIQ Assistant.
Vur Particulars ajply to C. KESJLElt, LeblCh
uo)Pa. Oct. 17, 1S7J.
Floral Guide for 1874.
200 Tages j 600 Engravings and Colored
Plate. Published Quarterly, at 5 cts.
n Year. Klrst No. lor 1874 Just issued.
A German edition, nt sauio price.
Address JAMES VICK,
nov, 89, Rocheokr, N. T.
BEATTY & PLOTTS.
The Beatty & Plotts celebrated Gold
is neknowledsed by professors of music
and celebrated organists to bu the lead
ing Parlor Organ now In use. TeII
nionlaNand cards of honor Rro constant
ly being received In favor of them. Wo
tnppend a few nnd wish you to read
Anthony, N. J., Jan. 25, 1873
-VesBrs Heat'y & Plotts, Gents Your
OrRnn, sold me, gives entire satisfaction.
It beauty of tone and style of workman
t-lilp are seldom If ever hurpaised. Wish
log you success in your business, I am,
with respect, Prof, M. II Ueattv.
Siiamokin, Pa Feb. 11, 1874.
I have one of Ueatty & Plotti' Golden
Tongue Organs. It ir an excellent In
strument, line tone anil full power. I
like it belter Chan any I have heard.
M. II. Harpkl, M. D.
Ladby's Stat'n, Pa., Jnn. 27, 1874.
I Imvu had iieatty & Plotts' Ornan
sh co August 14th, 1872 ; it gives the
highest satlifai'tion, and hag proved 'all
that It was recommended by the prop'rs
Slatinoton, Pa., Feb. 0, 1874.
Realty & Plotts' Parlor Organ I like
better than the Standard, and it gives
better satisfaction, ns 1 find In my trav
els. Prof. Fit. V. Mayjsii.
St. Clahi, Pn., Dec. Oth, 1873.
Messrs. Beatty & Plotts, Gents I
have received the Organ, assent by your
tirm to me, and I have had It examined,
aud it gives ample satisfaction.
lion. John Siney.
MAnANOY City, Pa., Oct. 10, 1872.
The Beatty & P.otts celebrated Gold
en "I'oEguo Parlor Organ is by far the
bet Parlor Organ In use. I have care
fully examined It, ami find its tone,
workmanship and durability to bo thb
best I ever saw, and I can with pleasure
recommend it to any in want of a first
class parlor organ. Prof. O. II. Unoeu.
Messrs; Beatty & Plotts, of Washing
ton, N. J arc geutlemen of enternrUe.
and whose presence would be a credit
to any community. llackeltstown, N.
J., Uerald, 1872.
Washington, n. J., Sept. G, 1873.
To ltobett Morgan, Potlsvllle I am
happy to state that the Instrument gives
entire sati.-factlon, not only to myself
but also to the teachers of the Seminary
who are better Judges.
Rev. A. M. Jelly.
We say, after careful and costly ex
periment, It is with pleasure we intro
duce the "Golden Tongue," knowing
it possesses man) advantages over ull
others manufactured. The tone excels
in fullness, purity, and the thousands
of testimonials which are being con
stantly received, are evidence that our
efforts have been eminently successful.
For particulars and Price List, address
BEATTY & PLOTTS,
Feb. 21.0m Washington, N. J.
rani J i; ma ii attasi spring
BKI ana CumljluuUon
P. J. KISTLER. POSTMASTER
OF WEISSPOItT, has been appointed
Agent for Lehlgl'tun, Weissport and
vicinity to give our citizens n, chance to
son lllld test tllP. merits nf tlm nrr,ir,r.o
, . , .. . - .-
inentof spilugs. lie is willing to put
them on trial' for any person lor one
week, and If they ,lo not paove supe
rior to the Woven Wire Mattress, Put
nam, Yankee. Norfolk, Wright, Spring,
field, Howe, Tucker, Eureka, Junroe,
Imperial, United States, Walker, dm
necticut. lEugle, Jsaluui or any of the
one thousand and one Spring Beds that
have been put upon the market, you
are not asked to buy It. The above
named beds have been discarded to
nuke room for the Improved. It has
no hiding place for bugs, has no slats
on top ot tl.e springs, but heavy duck
canvas, hooking at the base of the
spring, that may bo taken oil and the
slats removed (for cleaning or other
wise,) by anybi dy iu live minutes and
replaced at pleasure. The springs may
be changed to other portions of the bed
with very little tiouble. The springs
are wairanted to keep place and last
longer lhau any other In use. ,For In.
valids It cannot be surpassed. lie fits
I hem to any bedstead or different weight
of persons, the largest number under
the htaviest pait or the body, and with
i light covering of bucks, cotton, straw
bed, or hair mattresi, they adapt them,
selves completely to the body. The
ladles sliou.d call aud see the arrange
ment of springs for the cradle, and not
have to use feathers In warm weather.
They are belter than soothing syrup or
cordials for the little ones. The springs
are made from the very best cast steel
from the celebrated Sheffield wokrs of
England. Come one and. all and see
theui. These beds have ' been fully es
tablished in twelve different States.
The Furuituro men. are especially In
vited tu cull and examine these beds.
Beds put upon trial and no one asked
to purchase until alter a fair trial.
P. J. KISTLER
nov 8 '73-tf Agent, Weissport.
"SRtOIt SAm, The undersigned
offers his House and Lot, situate
in Franklin township, on the road lead
ing from Welsspoitto Mackereltown, at
private sale. The house Is 20 x 20 it.,
three stories In frout with baseruent,
aud the lot 50 feet frout by 100 deep.
Sultablo for business stand. Apply to
March I4tli, 1874-wS
OLD RIB'S SPEECH.
I was made to lie eaten
And not to bo ilmnk ;
To bu tlir.tslied In it barn,
Nut sonked in a titnk.
I cimo as a blessing.
When put tltrouKli it mill;
At a bllt-bt nntl a etirso
When run tlinulttli a still.
Mako mo up Into iuaves.
Anil your children are fed;
But If lllttllllljlk,
I will stnrvo tlictn Instead.
Jn bi-iind, I'm n servnnt,
Tim enter alinll ntloj
In drink. I nnt ninstcr,
Tlio drinker n fool.
Then remember tlio warning;
My strength I'll employ,
If cnlcn. to sticnullifcii ;
If drank, 1 11 destroy.
Preached by Rev. Wilmek Coffhan,
Pastor, In Knighton M. E. Church,
Sabbath evening, 12th instant.
Text Let noman seek his own, hut every
man another's 5alth. 1. Cor. x, 21.
In tnese words, as also elsewhere In
his epistles, St. Paul teaches that every
one' Is in duty bound to live, not for
himself alone, but for the good of all
who eurrotind him. What a beautiful
standard of life this Is. It Is that which
Christ requires of nil ills followers; and
Is that which Ho himself led when
among men, as is declared In the words
"even Christ pleased not himself." This
Is tho teaching of God's Word through
out. If you turn to the Old Testament,
you rend "Thou shalt'.'ove thy neigh
bor as thy self," and other like com
mands, Inoulcntlng unselfishness and
benevolence. But especially in the
New Testament sucli precepts are en
forced. All of us are familiar witli the
golden rnlo laid down Dy our divine
Redeemer, which Is so beautifully lllu
trated by his own life. Who of us lias
not been charmed by his parable ol the
Good Samaritan, which so-forclbly pre
sents our duty to our suffering lellow
All mankind constitute but a single
family, for "God 'hath made of ono
blood all nations of men to dwell on all
the face of the earth.-" From' the days
of (he Apostle Paul unto the present,
good men have recognize i tills fact, and
have governed themselves accordingly.
The apostle says "I please all men in
nil things, notseeklng'it.iue own ptolit,
but the profit of many," and this has
been true of all who have accepted of
the gospel. The text announces a law
according to which Uod requires all of
us to act. and by which our" lives' will
be judged. Human society Is so close
ly milted, that each member thereof
exerts an fnlluence upon the whole
' None of us llveth to himself."
Your life benefits or injures, more or
less, all among whom youdwell ; hence,
we see that each Is bound to consult the
Interest of others as well ns his own.
Now every man who is industriously
engaged in sitae honest calling is pro
moting tlio interest of others. Let us
see how this Is. The humble laborer
by his dally toll seeks to earn a living
for himself aud family; but his work is
of advautngu to others, aud so far lie Is
a public benefactor. Tho skilled me
chanic following his trade may design
nothing more than to gain the neces
saries and comforts of life; yet he adds
to the trent-ml wealth. Tim iiiprpliunr
stocks Ills store with goods suclun his'
customers uetii, ana thereby benefits
both himself aud them. Tho profes
slonal man, In pursuing his calling,
likewise does others good. The student
gains knowledge with which the workl
as well as himself will be enriched. The
mother iu tier family, the daughter In
the douiestlo circle, the servant in tho
kitchen, each and all contribute some
what to swell the sum total of human
happinesB, aud are valuable members ot
society. This is one sense in which
they do what our text enjoins.
But there Is a higher sense iu which
it Is to bo taken. This Is seen In those
who consecrate their lives to promoting
tint spiritual good of their follows; wlu
make sacrifices 'for the souls of others.
Ot these our adoiablo Redeemer'ls first
and most illustiiuus. At the altar of
His love a cuuutloas host have had kin
dled within them such a spirit that has
led them to rejoice like the apostle lu
dying for Christ mid innnkiud. These
have been found in ail ranks of society.
They are of priceless value to the church
and the world. They, In this sphere,
and those who benefit society In a ma
terial point, as the artisan aud laborer;
are all needed, and there Is n place for
each clas3j all these are advantageous,
aud the world is tho better for having
them in it.
I would now ask, is there any class
iu our midst 'that In no sense meets the
reuulieuieiits of the text? How Is it
with respect tu tuusa engaged lu tlio
sale of anient spirits ? Do they con
tribute In any way tu the general good?
Are they promoting the well-being of
others? Does strong driuk benefit those
who use It physically? Who does not
kuow that it undermines the health of
Lltu who uses it. aud casts his divinely
beautiful iurm into au untimely grave?
Who to-day will agree that an j one is
thereby belter fitted to du a hard day's
work? Physically it curses those who
use it. But may It not beuefit man in
tellectually? Who will agree that such
Is the fact? Strong driuk dulls and
darkens the Intellect, aud dethrones the
Uud'giveu reason, and bring the lofty
thinker down well-ulgh to the level of
the brute. Strong dilute has proven
the ruin of uiauy a noble mlud. The
grog-shop Is the enemy of education,
uud In countless iustauces totally un
does tbe work ot the common 'school,
academy and collcgo. Intellectually tu
well ns physically, every drinking house
Is a curse to tho community in which It
Is found, But what Is their moral In
fluence? Ah, my friends, hero their
full effect nppears. Whenco cotno thn
paupers that fill our nlius-houses ?
Whence the lnano that cro.d pur asy
lums? Whence the criminals that peo
ple our Jails and penitentiaries ? Why
need I ask? Who is Ignorant of the
fact that Judges nnd Juries, statesmen
nnd philanthropists have time nnd again
affirmed that they nre In tho vast ma
jority of eases tho direct fruit of begot
ten by strong ill Ink? This trafllo in
rum curses man in every respect. It Is
evil without any mixture of good, nnd
excepting the love ot money i the
greatest curse of litis fair laud. It is
an enemy of' church ami slate; un
checked. It would overthrow the one nnd
stop the triumphant prtvrre.-s of the
other. It is blasting the highest hopes
of millions of our fellow men. It tills
with sadness ami misery thousands of
once happy homes. It robs woman of
the love, and protection of her husband
nnd innocent children of the guardian
care of a father. It is dragging down
to hell unnumbered souls for which
God's sou tiled, and robbing of crowns
or glory millions who might have lived
forever amid the splend.irs of the eternal
"Why do men engage in such iniqui
tous business ? Is It to gain a living?
Is It to accumulate wealth? Do .they
not know that every dollar that fills
their coffers Is tho price of souls?
Their lands, their houses, their food,
their furniture, yea, ull their posses
sions are stained with blood the blood
of thlr fellow men. The cuise ot God
is pronounced against him tint glveth
his neighbor drink aud .maketh him
drunken also. The rum-seller must
answer for all the harm lie lias done at
the bar of Christ.-
Now, In conclusion, I ask, Is the wel
fare of the public In nny wise promoted
by such n business, as tho seller ot
Intoxicating drinks Is engnged in? Has
that not already been answered. Have
we not seen that It utterly falls to meet
the rule laid down In our text, nnd ns
such, is proscribed? Whilst all other
classes we have named are contributing
to the general prosperity and happiness,
he is one whose entire work Is only
harmful, 'and which, as it is suffered to
exist only by public coment, should, by
a more enlightened and healthful pub
lic sentiment, nt the earliest possible
day, be deprived of the power which it
now possesses to harm our fellow men.
Seeing then that this business exists by
no right savo that which statute law
gives, and that the people are responsi
ble for Ihe existance of such law, are
lliey not partakers of tho cuilt involved
in tho liquor traffic? Are they not re
sponsible for its existence? Is it not
.then,, tho duty of each one ot us that
wouia see tills uvll banished w do all
we can to further that end? And. es
pecially, should not every professed
Christian labor and pray that our land
may uo ireeutroiu tills monster iniquity
which is cursing so many ot our race;
yea, of otirnelghuorsand friends? uod
speed the day when drlnkiug houses
shall cease in our midst. That day
.will surely come. Jay It bo our hup.
py lot to see it.
Our First Difficulty.
BY JULIA II. ROBERTS.
Married lire is seldom without its trials,
yet Holer t aud I had been marred eigh
teen mon ths' before we seriously disa
greed Iu anything. Our llfo during
that time had not been a season of per
fect bliss as some would have it, but we
ccrtalnl y had been happy as happy I
think as any can be before reaching
Paradise, aud when our baby came, it
seemed as It our cup was full to over
flowing. I like, even now, to dwell on
the Joy of those days when I was first a
mother, aud as for Robert, I think there
never was a prouder or more affection
ate father than he. "Well, Esther," he
would say when he catno In at. night,
"wo are not rich lu houses or lauds as
some are, but wo are rich in our daugh
ter; alio Is like wisdom, for she is more
precious than rubles." But I know that
the fond praise ot doting parents Is but
emptiness toothers, sol will not tiro
you by 'repeating all be said. It was
not Idle talk to me, however, no praise
to my Imagination was too great for
my little oue, my May-blossom, as I
called her, for she came to us In tho
merry month of Jfay. A'ever, wo both
agreed, was there a child so wonderful
us Dors, aud befoio the little stranger
had been with us a mouth, wo had laid
many brilliant plans for her future.
But I am wandering from my story.
We are living in Kansas, far away
from both Robert's relations aud uiy
own. We had not, therefore, as Is gen
erally the case, a host of aunts, uncles,
and cousins to urge that tho child
should bo called according to their
fancy. So It came to pass that our ba
by was nearly two month old before tho'
subject bad been debated. Butouo day,
bow welt I remember It, Robert said, tu
he tojied her lu his arms for a final good
bye before returning to tho store, "Est
her don't you thick its about time this
maiden of ours had a namo of her
own. Wilton was asking mo this morn
ing what wo had decided to ' call her,
and I told htm I supposed we thought
her good enough without n name, for
wo' had never spoken of It."
"Mr. Wilson's child was named be
fore he was a- week old, so I don't
wonderthat ho thinks us rather tardy,'
"Well, what shall it be, Esther?
Rosamond or Rachel? Bridget or Jo
anna? Kate or Arabella? Or haven't
you thought of the matter yet?"
"Our child's name was decided In my
mlud long ago," I answered, and then
for some reason I cannot. account lor, I
hesitated, though I certainly had no
idea of what was to follow.
"Well, let us hear it. It is something
extraordinary, I suppose, nothing less
would suit our darling."
"It is Mary," I said.
" Mary 1. surely you must bo Joking.
You can't mean It, EsUierl"
"Why not?" I asked, the blood rush
ing to my faco involuntarily.
"So you have a Byronlo passion for
the naiuo.Mary. Well, I must acknowl
edge, that I am entirely fres from it.
But seriously, Esther, you cannot think
of calllng.our daughter by that name?"
"But I,do not think of It," I respon
ded, "and I cannot Imagine what objec
tion you can have, for almost everyono
agrees that there is no sweeter uame "
My.hUsband's' iaco. grew, dark. "Any
name but that, Esther, you might' as
well not'name tho child at all. nardly
a family of any size in the country, but
has a Mart a noug Its members. But I
can't talk any linger now, I shall bo
' Iato as' It Is. Look In tho dictionary and
1 find something else that suits you, aud
tell mo at tea."
And he kissed both baby and me and
was gone. Jn
I can hardly tfiv'you what my feel
ings were during thb long hours ot that
afternoon. It is true that my husband
and I had differed before in matters' ot
taste or opinion, but It had been com
paratively easy tc yield to them; My
child's name, however, was a' diftero'nt
matter. I could not remember the tlmo
when I had not looked forward to call
ing my oldest daughter by the name bt
Mary. My doll-bablcs, one and all,
had been called by it. It was dear to
mo abovo every other name and now
to civo it up "Never, I cannpt,,and I
shall not!" I said firmly to myself.
At tho tea-table that evening, we dis
cussed a variety of topics, but, .both
avoided,-as If by common consent, the
ono subject nearest our hearts., When
' tho n.eal was over, Jiowever, and AT0
sat together near our little one's cradle,
"Well, Esther havo you found any
namo, this afternoon tliat pleased you?
I've come, to the conclusion that Laura
and .Evelyn suit me, very .well, .Laura
Evelyn Spencer. How do you II kj it?"
"I liko both names well enough." I
answered coldly, "butthero'ts only ono
name, for our daughter, and that I havo
told you, It Is my mother's name as
you know, Robert, and I havo always
satd that my first daughter should be
my. mother's namesake', but I never
dreamed that you would feel so about
it," I continued, ready to cry, yet keep
ing the tears back by a great effort.
"If your mother were not living, Es
ther, theiO'Would be some reason for
your feeling so, but as It is"
"It my mother was dead, I would not
caro so much about jt, fur it then
could afford her no pleasure," I cried.
"If it wero any namo but Maryj I
would consent, (evcnltliough It did not
please mp," said Robert. "Come, Es
ther, be reasonable; there uesa many
pretty names, and Mary, .besides befuK
so commpn,- is to ,mu the very essence
But my mind was made up, and I
would not listen.
"Slio.ls your daughter, as well as mine,
Robert," I said, "and, ot course, you
will name her to suit yourslf, buttc-.tne,
she can never be any other than what I
How our conversation would have
r.ded I cannot tell, but fortunately for
us uum, u was interrupted Dy callers
who spent the evening with us, and for
the tlmo being our disputes and IU
causo wero forgotten.
At breakfast the next morning, tfce
subject was not alluded to in even tho
most leuioto way, and at noon, and la
tho evening It was the same,
Another day cauie aud went, and
still another, aud yet not a word was
sali. Our table-talk was no longer, tho