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" "He V. ItibimiiMEB, Proprietor. INDEPENDENT" L'lVG and Lot, Live." 1.00 a Year if Paid in Advance.
YOIi-in., Wo. 40. LEHIGHTON, CARBON COUNTY, PENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17. 1874 SINGLE 1 COPIES, THREE CENTS
T. Schwart,llank itreet, dialer in oil Undt of
JVnitture. Ooitni made U order. i
' ''tioqt'and Shoe Maltera.
Clinton bretney, (n'lmtn'i building, Bank street.
" AHorderl promptly JUled work warranted.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Tteel K.tateand Collection Agency.- Will Buyand
Sell Real Estate. Conveyancing neatly done, uol
lection. prLptly m.de.' Settling Estate. .of De
cedent, a .peclalty. May be on.ulted In English
and Oennan. " a'
JNO. D. HISUTOIiKTTE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Omca First National Bank.Bulldlng, 2nd Floor
MAUCH CUUNK, Pikki.
May bo consulted In Oonnsn. aprlS, 1814
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Mauch Chunk, Fa.
j3-01ne,"aboTe'DoJon'i Jewelry 8lore, Broadway.
-pip. C. DIMMIOtt,
DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OBce, on Broabwat, Srat door below American
TIotel,MauchChunk,Penn'a. Collection! prompt
ymade.. Not. 23.
"JgJ SI, MUeLUIiRN,
ATTOBNEY AT LAW,
A ZLBTON, PA.
Oct 18, 1873.
j It- DIMMIOK,
Cast Welaspejrt, Pa.
N B. Ssle" of every description attended to at
raason.U. charge., the patronage of the public
U re.pectfully solicited. Jan. 24, 74.
PRACTICTNa P11YSICIAN AND SURGEON,
OBlee, Daki Street, next door abor. the Postoiace,
LrtlShton. Pa. Omce Houre-l'arryTllle each day
rViTotoil o'clock! remainder of day atofflcelu
thlghtof. Not 23. 7
N. KLOTZ, PROP'R,
0 . m 1 1 ifiii, Oarbon'Co., Pa.
taurint underneath. Good stabling attached
j BOVD IIBKKI,
122 S. 9th St., AllentoWritPa.
SSn-lhe plainest to the laort-elaboratei lalso
PttMoga for Stairs, Hsnd-flalls.Ae. Jel3
rjUOIrlAS A. WlMilABIS.
' LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S
Boot and Shoe Maker,
Nearly opposite the Po.t-olllce,
BANK STREET, Lehighton, Fa.
UaTlng commenced business, al above, I would
respectfully announce to the cltlien. of Lehighton
and Tlelnlty that I am prepared to do all work In
my line In the neate.t and nioet lubilantlal man
ner, at price, fnlly a. low a. the aame work can
1 otalned In Philadelphia. A .plendld assort,
ment of CHILDREN'S and MISSES' WEAR of
the best make alway. on hand. A trial 1. aohclted
and satlfaetlon guaranteed
at loweat price. J uly 87i.
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT
The following Companies are Represented I
lbanon Mutual Fire,
Reading Mutual Flro,
Lehigh Fire, and the
Travelers' Accident Insurance,
Also Pennsylvania and Mutual Horse
Thief Detective and Insurauce Com
pany. March 20, 1873.
TTOS. M. FRITZINGER,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
Opposite T, D. Clauss' Store,
JUNK, STREET, LEHIGHTON, Pa.,
respectfully Informs bis friends and the
public, that ho has Just received a new
and excellent assortment o't Men's Wo
men's and Children's Ready-Made
Boots, Shoes & Gaiters,
Which he will Sell at (lie Lowest Prices'
tar Boots and Shoes made to order,
and Repairing neatly and substantially
done at short notice. ap 25-yl
jTObc .undersigned respect-
-"Ly fully .announces that he Is better
prepared than over to Duy and Sell
Calf and Sheep SUlui,
i Plastering Ilulr,
at his Old Stand, nearly opposite the
'post office, Dank Street, JLehigbton. .
1ST The highest cash prices paid for
Hides and Skins.
pot. 22. Q. B. ORBBNAWALD.
' btVER CRILLBY, dealer In To
bacco, Cigars, Pipes, Ac, next door to
Bex's Grocery Store, Susquehanna St,
'Mauch Chunk, respectfully asks the
people of Lehighton and vicinity, when
vjsltlng that place, to call In and try hli
the' very best In the market. Every
articles In his line warranted as renre.
aented and at lowest prices. mar28
1 TttUY IT I TRY IT It-TUo India
JP Rubber Plasters for a Weak Back
DRUL1MG has' thtfW may 0
OIXTH PBNN A. rt.AIL.nOAD.
Passenger. forPhlladelphtawlll leare Lehighton
a. follow, t
fi.00 a. m. Tla L. V. arrive at Phlla. at 0.00 a. m.
7.37 a. m. via L. A S " " 11.10 a.m.
7.39 a. m. Tla L. V. " " 11.10a.m.
11.07 p.m. Tla L. AS. " " 2.15 p.m.
112 p.m. Tla L. V. " " 2.10 p.m.
2.27 p.m. Tla L. AS. " " 6.35 p.m.
4.47 p. m.TlaL. AS. " " 8.20 p.m.
4.44 p.m. Tla L. V. " " R.20 p. m.
7.38 p. m.TlaL. V. ' " 10.80 p.m.
Returning, learo depot at Berk, and American
Street, Pblla., at 7.00, 8.30 and 0.(5 a. m.; 2.10
3.30 and 0.15 p. m.
Fare from Lehighton to rhlladelnhla, t2J5.
Eeb. 1, 1874. ELLIS CLAKK, Agent
CENTRAL, It. It. OP N. J.
LEHIGH A SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION".
Time Tablo of Judo 29, 1874.
Trlln. leare Lehighton a. follow.:
For New York, Philadelphia, Ea.ton, Ac., a, 717,
11.07 a. 2.27, 4.47 p.m.
For Mauch Chnnk at 10.15 a. m., 1.14, 5J8, and
9 03 p. m.
For WIlke. Barre andScranton at 10.15 a.m., 1.14,
S.3S p. m.
Returning Learo New York, from .tatlon Cen
tral Railroad of New Jersey, foot:of Liberty
street, North Hirer, at5.15, 9X0 a. in., 12.40,
4 00 p. m.
Learo Philadelphia, from Depot North Penn'a
11. II., at 7.00, 0.45 a. in., 2.10, 5 15 p. m.
Leare Kaaton at 8.30, 10.05, 11.48 a. m, W and
7.15 p m.
Leare Mauch Chunk at 7 JO, 11.00 i.n, 2.20 and
4.40 p. m.
Fee further particulars, see JIme Tables at the
II. P. BALDWIN, Gen. raittngtr Agent.
July 4, 1 874.
PHILADELPHIA A ERIE RR. DIVISION.
Summer Time Table.
On and after SUNDAY, JUNE 28th, 1874, the
trains on the Phllada. t Erie R R. Division will
run a. follow. :
Fast Lini leares Philadelphia MM p.m.
" " llarrlsburg .1.00 p.m.
" " Sunbury C.55 p.m.
" Wllllamsport SMp.m.
u arr. at Lock Haven 10X0 p.m
Kan Mail (eares Philadelphia 1 1 .55 p.m.
" ' Hsrrlburg 455 am.
" " Sunbury 6Ji)a.m
" ' Wllllamsport 85 am.
" " Lock Haren 9.45 a.m.
" Itenoia 11.10 a.m.
11 arr. at Erie 8.05 p.m.
Elhiha Mail learea Philadelphia 8.00 a.m.
" " llarrlsburg 1.20 p.ra.
" " Buobury 4.20 p m.
" " Wllllamsport fi 20 p.m.
' arr. at Lock llaren 130 p.m.
Niagara ItxrRzas leares Philadelphia 7.20 a.m.
' " " llarrlsburg 10.40 a.m.
" " ' Sunbury 12.30 p.m,
" " " Wllllamsport 2.05 p.m.
" " " Lock Haven 310p.m-
" " " Kenora 4.20 p.m.
" " arr. at Kane 9J0 a.m.
Pbila Ezraass leaves Lock Haron 620 a.m.
" " Sunbury .'I0 p.m.
" " Wllllamsport 7.45 a.m.
" " arr. at llarrlsburg 11.45 am.
" " " PhlladelphU 32S p.m
Ems Mail learea Erie 11.20 a.m.
" Renova 9:0 p.m.
Lock Haven 9J5 p.m.
' " Wllllamsport 10.50 a.m.
m 8unbury 1240 a.m.
" arr. at llarrlsburg 2 40 a.m.
" " Philadelphia 6 40a.ui
ELKia Mail leaves Lock Haven 9.45 a.m.
" " Wllllamsport 11.00 a.m.
u H Sunbury 12.40 p.m.
" arr. at llarrlsburg 3.05 p.m.
- " , Philadelphia CJ5 p.m.
Niaqaia Eirtis. leave. Kane 9,00 a.m.
' " Itenovo 4 05 p.m.
" Loekllaren 5 25 pm.
' " " WlUUmiport -60p.m.
" 'i Sunbnry 8.40 p.m.
" u arr at llarrlsburg 10,55 p.m.
" " " Philadelphia 2.50 a.m.
Mall East connects east and westat Erie with L
B A M S It W and atlrvineton with Oil Creek and
Allegheny K R W.
Mall West with east and west trains on L S A U
8 R W. and at Corry and lrvineton with Oil Creek
and Allegheny R It W.
Elmlra Mall and Buffalo Rzpreta make clow
connections st Wllllamsport with N 0 11 W trains
uorlb, and at llarrlsburg with N 0 It W train.
Aft A REWARD for an lncurablo
1UUW ra,a of Catarrh, after having
snuffered. dnln?A c.rl.l V, . . i.
ed, spit and gagged ti your entire satisfaction In
your useless eudeavora to get relief from catarrh,
use Rrlgga" Alleviator according to directions. The
filthy mass of mucous will be Immediately expell
ed, and the InSamed aarface soothed, the eyes
sparkle with delight, the head beta natural again;
hope revives, for a cure Is sure to follow the lire of
mi agrauie,scjeouuoaua reliable remedy.
aPiallfYllO T MUCH has been said
1 jIB Ij J BIN ' and written, and many re
TS medl.s have been offered for
the relief and cure of throat and luog diseases; but
nothing has been so eminently aueceetful. or ob
tained such a wide celebrity, aa llrlggs' Throat
and Lung Healer.
4 Avail ft? TIIE excruciating pain
VjliriBn. produced by corns, the unceas
, ing twinging from Bunions, the
piercing, distressing pain from Ingrowing Nails,
cannot be described. Thousands suffer, not know
ing there Is a cure, llrlggs' corn and Uunlon
aemedlea are no acid or potash compounds, but
are reliable, soothing, and effectual, and justly
merit the success they have erned from an ap
preciative public The Curative is a healing oint
ment; immediate relief la obtained by Its applica
tion, nd It will positively cure the worst cases of
festered corns, lntlamed and ulcerated bunions,
the sorest Instep, the largest and severest Ulsters,
the most extensile eallosltlceon the soles or heels
of the feet; unequalled In the cure of chlldbltln.
or frosted teeU The Alleviator for ordinary corns
and preventing their formation I. absolutely un
equalled by anythlngever known. Ask for llrlggs'
Remedies. Take no other,
Iil I AO T IT'S ALL VERY WELL,
I EC iS I lhctt trouble to think it iinoih.
itytokatt lUt. Ihr Viii reajon,
tkt unvrtutwU tufftrer gets very little iympaty,
TA agony of Tvpfui iinotor cannot tie mitcA teor$e
(Aan Vu torture etutured by miUionM toko arttrwlUd
tciik internal lUtding, external and ilchxng pilet,
OUd Tiding for tujfertrer. Uriggt's 2Me Hemtdiee
tire mUdt ae and sure,
ARE THE MOST PLEN-
tiful kind of grain in the market,
Ucerv one kai a iutnJv . from
tke three y tar eld child to the grandtire xtrgxng on
a hundred; ttylUhtkandtotme young ladiet tc.odaHy
pronienadeaehionalU ruort$; middU ajed tnalront;
old maids, drtutd up toavpear young and gay; dan
dia, oii their pattntleaihcrti and inxxntialUicalk
ing ttick; the- clergyman merchant, cltrk, artisan
and mechanic, of au age and ttaUont, have a full
iuvply of corns, bunions, bnd nails, and other bother
ations of the feet, all of which are banished and cured
byhe use of Jiriggs's Com and Bunion Itcmediet,
Alleviator and Curative, Stidby
A. J. DUULING, Druggist,
May 0.-1874 ly. 7
TIIE People of Lehighton and vicin
ity all unite Id testifying that at A .
J. DURLING'S Drug and Family Med.
Iclne Store, Puiib, Fhesii and Unadul
terated Medicines can always be
fouud. may 0
NASEH HUTTEN TANNERY
J. KUNTZ, Proper,
Respectfully announces to tho publlo
that ho has Just rebuilt the Tannery,
formerly of Daniel Olenlne, and put
In all the bestand most approved ma
chlnery for tho
Manufacture of Leather,
such as Hemlock and Oak Sole, Harness,
Upper, Kip, Calf and Sheep, which he
will supply at the very lowest price.
Plastering Hair supplied In large or
small quantities very low. HIDES and
SKINS bought at highest cash prices.
Patronage solicited. Aug. 8-yl
The undersigned calls tho attention
of all parties using Iron to the fact that
he keeps on hand, at the
all Sizes, which he offers at the Lowest
Market Prices. Also, that he pays tho
Highest Price for SCRAP IRON, or
win taun u m exenange lor Manufac
In the absence of the undersigned,
parties will call at the Feed Store of W.
U KNECUT, Esq., and be attended to.
Welssport, Sept 12.m3
Carriages, Sleighs, Buggies,
and every description of
Nearly opposite Esgle Hotel, Dank Street,
REPAIRING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
At reasonable ehsrges.
arJvPalror.ge very respectfully solicited, and
Feb. 7, 1874, A. BUCKIIAN.
jpiLOUlT AND FEED.
Respectfully Informs the people of Le
highton that ho has most Excellent
Flour for Sale
Also, good FEED of all kinds, and
STRAW In the .Bundle. He Is also
prepared to do any kind of
Hauling and Plowing
at short notice.
LEHIGH (2d) 8TREET,
Lehighton, Pa. March 28-ly
E. H. SNYDER
Dry Goods, Notions,
Glassware, Hardware, Ac.
May 31, 1873.
"WKONDERFUL, BUT TRUE I
Whenever I get a Bottle of Bloom
of Youth or Magnolia Balm, Rose Tint,
a liox of Lilly White, or anything In
that line to beautify the complexion, at
Durllng's Drug Store, It seems to be
nicer and better than I can get any
where else. may
UEILRIAN & GO.,
BANK STREET. lehighton, Pa.,
MILLERS and Dealers in
All kinds of GR.4IN Bought and Sold
at Regular Market Rates.
We would, also, respectfully Inform
our citizens, that we are now fully pre
pared to supply them with tho
ISest of Coal
From any Mlno desired at the VERY
M. HEILMAN & CO.
July 25tb, 1874.
MITY HIM 7 NO l-Tbat Electrlo
-- Liniment, like I got at Durllng's
Drug Store, will enre him or any other
man ot RHEUMATISM and all other
Pains. may 9
TTUST look at ber Hair I Why I
" thought It was turning Grey? So
it was, until the got a Bottle of that new
Hair Restorer at Durllng's Drag Store.
WHY. OH, WHY will yon suffer
with that Cough or Cold? when
relief may b had Immediately by using
DURLING'S Compound Syrup of Tar
Wild Cherry and Horehound.
(Written forTn. Camok Adtooati.
Talk about your photographs, what
can excel an ambrotypo for beauty of
flatness or the gorgeousneas of Its gen
eral makeup? Not long slnco I deto
mlncd to visit tho four wheeled shanty ;
I should say gallery of a traveling am
brotypist. Having cllmed the steps
which led into tho rear of tho wagon
I mean gallery, I found myself In tho
august presence of the artist, who re
ceived me most courteously and beckon
ed me to a chair, as he was engaged lu
taking a picture. I did not sit down,
for the aforesaid chair waj In a fearful
state ot delapldatlon and seemed to bo
upon Its last legs. I preferred to gaze
upon the works of art with which the
caboose was plentifully adorned, until
tho sitter before me was satisfied with
bis "counterfeit presentiment." With
what rapture did I view the pictures of
gallant soldiers In full uniform, how
blood-thirsty some of them looked ; one
of them In particular, looked so fero
cious, that If he had not been at "pa
rade rest," I should have vamoosed the
ranch Instantly. Then how sweet some
of tho little sailor boys looked, they did
not appear as If any of them over were
sea sick and cried "gracious! heav
lngs 1 1 I wish I were home." While
I was smiling upon a beautiful blue
oyed mariner, I unconsciously bet; an to
sing that beautiful song "In slumbers
of midnight the sailor boy lay," when
tho artist being annoyed, throw a bottle
of collodion at my head to make me
keep quiet. The mlssle missed fire and
striking the little sailor boy square In
the face, It knocked his two pretty blue
eyes right into one, such Is life. Next
I paid attention to the babies, I love
babies, the eyes of the little-ones seem
ed to be fairly starting from their sock
ets; then I thought of the falsehood told
me when I wasyoung.lt was this, "look
here, right here and see the canary
bird," this explained to mo why tho
Infantile eyes wero in such a bulging
condition, and I was happy to think
I was not the only little innocent who
had been so basely deceived by the art
ful ambrotyptst, "It Is ever thus from
childhood's hour" that misery lovescoin
pany. I took off my hat to the young
ladles, how lovely they looked, all dress
ed In their "Sunday go to meetin' best,
Myl how Clias. Henry or Augustus
Clias. must have prized such pictures.
The walls ot the gallery also boasted
pictures of all sorta of gran'mas and
sran'pas, all sorts ot beaus In 'their
be.st bib and Incker, and some of them
with their balr parted in the middle and
plastered down with "halr-oll," In fact
there were all sorts of pictures.
I was about going Into further Inves
tigation, when the artist told me be was
ready to take my picture, and asked me
into the operating room, "assume your
position" said he. I faltered a moment
as 1 noticed another rickety chair evi
dently the brother ot the one outside.
I sat down but as there was no bottom
In the chair I was In momentary fear
ot falling through to the floor, buf'for
tuue favors the brave," so I allowed tho
artist to twist and pull my head from
right to lef t,as he fixed it In an arrange
ment like an upright pitchfork with
two prongs, "now look steady at this
knot-hole" said he, but just as ho had
uncovered the instrument, a mis
chievous ray ot sunlight came through
and though it nearly blinded me, I
sat It out. "That will do, sir" said tho
operator, with a sigh ot relief. I vaca
ted the chair, aud the artist disappeared
Into a dim little closet where be roust
have Indulged lu a bath, to judge from
the splashing and dsshlugot water that
emanated from his retreat. After tak
ing another stroll In the gallery, the
picture was handed me, It Is pefectly
beautiful I never knew I was so hand
some, but strange to say the looking
glass does not picture mo in a like man
ner; my ambrotypo must be correct, and
the glass wrong. I And my cheeks are
as rosy as can be, but tho tint of the
nose is not exactly true to natureas to
the eyes they are better than nature. I
wear no jewelry, yet this ambrotypo
shows me decked and adorned with a
diamond pin, studs, rlugs,(ad lib.,) and
a massive watch chain hangs gracefully
from my vest pocket. When I beheld
these thing, I thought of maglo and en
chantment, so I paid for my picture and
hastily took ray leave of the kind am
brotypist. To the right or the left. I
looked not until I was far away, then I
went for those jewels, but tbey were no
where to bo found, It was a delusion
and a sell, back to the gallery I went
and demanded an explanation ; the ar
tist said nothing, but with a grim smllo
be pointed to his brushes, his palntsaud
bis bronze powder and gold leaf. I said
not a word, but with vengeance In my
heart I went outside and smashed my
Pblla., Pa., Oct. Otb, 1874.
The Doos. The absorbing question
ot the hour Is bow to avoid hydropho
bia. No one seems to be perfectly free
from apprehension of the roaming curs
that amuse themselves by tasting tho
citizens' legs. In view ot the insuffici
ency ot the arrangements to remove
vagabond dogs, to the happy hunting
S round, might It not be well to estab
sh such ordinances as would effectual
ly root out the vagabond canine tribe
by keeping Its provisions In, force dur
ing the wbolo year? By this means
many lives would bo tared.
A Startling; Exhibit.
While la various States peoplo are
clamoring for prohibitory laws, It might
bo well for them to examluo tho sub
ject In the light of experience, and ac
cept the facts as they actually exist.
No ono can doubt that the efforts made
by the prohibitionists aro zealously In
tended for public good, bat the results
prove that prohibition, so far from hav
ing served to further the Interests of
tempcranco, has realty operated the
Maine has a prohibitory law, forbid
ding botli.tho sale and the manufacture
of liquor. It was passed In 1851. Port
land, which at that tlmo had a popula
tion ot 22,000, with 200 places where
liquor was sold, lini Increased less than
CO per cent, in population, while the
number of places whnro drunkards are
mado has Increased 200 per cent. Ban
gor, with 15,000 Inhabitants, has 300
drinking saloons, or ono to every 50 of
Its Inhabitants. -Ind Dio Lewis says
of tho consumption ot liquor through
out tho State : "It is enormous."
Massachusetts has a strict prohibitory
law. In the report for 1870 of E. II.
Savage, Boston's Chief of Police, wo
read the following paragraph:
"In 1850 tho population of Boston
was iCi.OOO. In 1870 it was 250,000,
showing an Increase ot about 53 per
cent, in 1B5U the number or arrests
for drunkenness was G.780. In 1870
the number ot persons arrested for the
same cause was 18,070, an increase
in fourteen years of over 175 per cent.,
and that too for the last five years, at
least In defiance ot the untiring etiurts
ot the executive'.ofllcers, whoso special
duty It was to check aud prohibit this
evil, aided by the strong arm of the
In bis official report for 1871, Mr.
Sawyer shows by the following table
tho number of men mado drunk In Bos
ton during the year :
Number of hotels, 70; drunken men 67
Number of groceries, 1,123; drunken men, 1,42.1
Number of bar-rooms, 1,121; drunken men, 6425
Number of Jug.rooms, 327; drunken men; , 3,311
In his next report he says :
"Certainly a great many prosecutions
have been mado under all the provisions
ot tho law by both local and state of.
fleers ; but yet drunkenness has not di
minished. Our reports show 2,703
places In our city where intoxicating
drinks are sold. From the best Infor
mation to bo obtained 11,226 persons
i were committed for drunkenness during
the year, 5,380 were recorded as dlsoi
derly, and 1,773 were helped home from
the streets. All those recorded disor
derly, and those helped home, were un
the influence of strong drink."
This makes the total of drunken cases
In Boston In a year, as far as the police
aro able to know, 18,590. Now Brook
lyn bos no liquor law ; and St. Louis Is
a Gorman city with a restricted license
low, while the city government there
has been for twenty-five years In tho
hands of the beer-drinking element.
Yet in 1873 Boston bad 3.40 times as
many drunken cases as Brooklyn, and
St. Louis, 1:05 times as many as St.
Louis. Tho arrests In Boston wero 200
per cent, more numerous than those in
Cleveland, Ohio; 455 per cent, more
numerous than those In Cincin
natianother beer dt Inking city
with a restricted license law; 138 per
cent, ot those lu Detroit ; 123 per cent,
ot those in Washington, where every
body drinks whiskey; and 85 per cent.
of those In New York, with its popula
tion of 1,000,000, Its miles of liquor
shops, and no liquor law but the dead
tetter ot 1807. These are facts that are
woitby ol serious attention on the part
ot entbaslastlo prohibitionists. Here
nro others hardly less significant:
Boston has an average of ono arrest
for drunkenness In every 10 of her in
habitants; Providence has one In 23;
Now York bas one In 27; San Francis
co has ono In 20; Rochester bas one In
31; Washington has one lu 83; Detroit
has ono In 34; St. Louis has ono In 43;
Cleveland has one In 43; Brooklyn bas
In 61; Cincinnati has one In 83.
These figures are from the official re
ports of 1872. The reports of tho cur
rent year will only exhibit In a more re
markable degree the startling differen
ces In the matter ot druukenness be
tween those cities governed by a prohib
itory law and those In which the sale of
liquor Is allowed uuder sensible restric
tion. N. Y. Sun.
The estate ot a decedent In Bedford
county, Pa., is to bo somewhat widely
scattered. Tho amount to bo distribut
ed to the legatees Is $4,030.14, In sums
raunlna from 0.40 to f 22 1.23. There
are eighty heirs of three generations,
residing, at thirty-four different post
office, In twenty-one counties, and
"Wo shall hall tho day with pleasure
when the modo of sepulchre shall bo
simple, and tho laying of tho dead In
tho earth will not heavily burden tho
living. When 'dust to ciust' is so ex
pensive, is It any wonder that the cer
matlonists havo received countenance,
whom they offor, nt a trilling outlay
and In the old classlo fashion, to turn
Into 'ashes to ashes'? "
"Whoever will Inaugurate a 'move
ment' against expensive funerals will
bo a benefactor. It will be a Christian
charity for tho churches to begin a cru
sade against tho costs of coffins."
When Baron Anselm do Rothschild,
possessor of $200,000,000, recoutly de
ceased, was burled, the utmost simpli
city, pervaded tho ceremonies. Thero
was no display ot expense. Tho hearso
was drawn by two horses four plumed
and stately steeds are quite common In
this country on the occasion of the in
terment ot somo pretentious body and
a few servants walked In quiet order
There Is as much ostcntatlon,dlspIay,
and vanity in a modern fashionablo
funeral as in anything else; but It is In
bad taste, and onght to be frowned
down. It Is for the living, rather than
tor tho dead, our means, our energies,
and our best services should bo given.
It simplicity and economy nro any
where in good taste, It Is la disposing
ot the dead, whom you can no more
benefit, howover much' may bo expend
ed on their remains. A decent, Inex
pensive burial Is most consistent with
moral respect and honor. From Phren.
In the musoum at Cassel, Germany, Is
a library made from fivo hundred Euro
pean trees. Tho back ot each -Yolurao
is formed of tho bark of a treo, tho sides
of tho perfect wood, tho top of young
wood and tho bottom of old. When
opened, tho book Is found to contain
the flower, seed, fruit, and leaves of the
tree, either dried or imitated la wax.
At tho Melbourne Colonial Exhibition
of 1800, Col. Clamp exhibited speci
mens of Victorian wood convorted into
small boxes of book form, according to
a design suggested by that gentleman at
the Victorian Exhibition ot 1851, and
then suggested by Baron Ferd Muellor.
Nothing could bo more convenient nnd
more Interesting than a library (to
speak allegorlcally) ot such Imitation
books, representing the different timber
of various countries, which could bo
systematrlcallyor alphabetically' ot
geographically arranged. Australia
could alone furnish ot such a collection
moro than a thousand volumes. "'
An Iron works In Lcechburg, Penn,.
turns out weekly about seventy tons ot
sheet Iron, by tho use for tuo! ot na
tural gas drawn from an abandoned oil
well situated about one-fifth ot a mllo
from the works. Tho production has
been Increased about thlrty-threo per
cent, since tho gas was first used, about
seven months ago. Tho Iron mado by
tho use ot gas commands from $10 to
(20 per ton moro than tho samo class ot
Iron made by tbo eamo firm nt other
works where coal Is used tor fuel. This
natural flow ot gas Is plentiful In that
region, and along the Ohio rlveY"it Is
utllzed In many ways for heating, light
ing and in manufacturing establish
ments. A preliminary survey ot tho pro
posed tonnel under the Niagara River
has just been completed by Mr. W'm.
Wallace, a civil engineer, long Interes
ted In tho project. His point ot de
parture Is one on the western side of
tho Erie Canal, between It and the Nia
gara Falls branch of tho Now York
Centrlal Railroad, almost under tho
heights ot Fort Porter. The length ot
the tunnel proper Is estimated at 3,910
feet; that ot the "through open cut." to
give enterance to the tunnel on tbo
American side, at 4,000 feet, and on tho
Canadian side at 4,000 foot. It Is esti
mated, also, that the cost ot tho work
will not exceed $1,000,000.
The financial prospects of Italy are
not particularly encouraging, and shqw
the need of reform In the administra
tion ot affairs of tho most herolo sort.
There Is an annual deficit ot not less
than 200,000,000 francos; a publlo debt
which. Including all liabilities, has In
creased In tho courso ot thirteen years
from 3,430,000.000 franccs to 0.757.-
000,000; a forced paper currency of
810,000,000 francos, together with un
entire disappearance of gold and sliver;
exchange ranging between 8 and 10
per cent., and at tlmos even 20 per cent,
against the country. ,