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H. V. Moethimer, Proprietor. INDEPENDENT" Live and Let Live." 1.00 a Year if Paid in Advance.
VOt. II., Wo. 40. LEHIGHTON, CARBON COUNTY, PENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 24, 1874 SINGLE COPIES, THREE CENTS
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V. Sehwartl, Rank- street, dealer in all kinds of
Furniture. Coffins made to ordtr.
BMt and Shoe Makers.
Clinton Dretney, tn Levan's building. Hank streot.
All orders promptly JIUed work warranted.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
STRKXTf IjllUUUTUn, r.
Real Estate and Collection Aeeoty. Will Bay and
Setl Bill Estate. Conveyanclnfneatly done. Col
lections promptly made, fettling Eetsles or De
cadent, a epeclslty. May be consulted In English
and Uerman. Not. 22.
JNO. D. DERTOLBTTlfit
.ATTORNEY AND O0UNSELLOH At LAW
Orrtci First National Bank BQlldlsg, 2nd Floor
alAUCIl CHUNK, Pmltl.
May to consulted In German. apr 18, 187t
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Mauch Chunk, Pa.
3-OmM.,aboT'bo!on, JeneJry Store, Broadway.
gJD. C. D1SIMICK,
DI8TIIICT ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OOlce, on Baoanwai, first door below American
llotel,MeuchChuuk,Penu'a. Collections prompt
yinado. Nor. 23.
Jgl M, ItlTLXIIUKX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Oct 18, 1878.
j IU DIUMIOIC,
Eaet Welaaport, Pa.
N B. Ssles of eTery description attended to at
reaionable charges. The patronage of the psblle
la respectfully eoUdtsd. Jan. 24, 74.
jjn. w. b. ruder,
PBACTICINO PHYSICIAN AND SDRQEON.
Offlce, Uam Street, next door abote the Poetofflce,
rehlghton, Pa. Offlce Hours-ParryTllle each day
rom 10 to 12 o'clock ; remainder of day at ouTeo la
Lehlghtor. Nor 23, is
n, KI.OTZ, PROP'Ri
Bummil Hill, Carbon 'Co., Pa.
jar-Beet of accommodation!. .'Ictl'e.ut ."f
taurint underneath. Qood lUbliug attached
Jf- BOYD UESIHI,
122 S. 9th St.,Allentown,Pa.
"Will furnish Plsns, EperlCcstlons and rstlnatci
tlTlur exact tost of tublle and prltsta buildings,
rrom the plainest to Jbe moet elaborate) slso
Drawings for Stairs, Uand-Ralla, Ac. JelS
LADIES' AND OENTLEXEN'S
Boot and Shoe Maker,
Nearly opposite the l'oetofBee
BANK STREET, Lehighton, Pa.
Hating commenced buslne6s, as aboie, I would
respectfully announce to the cltliens of Lehljhton
and Tlclnlty that I am prepared to do all work In
my line In the neatest and most subelautl.il m li
ner, at prices fully as .(o as the same work can
be otaiued In Philadelphia. A splendid assort
ment of CHILDREN'S and MISSBfc' WEAR of
the best make always on hand. A trial Is solicited
and aatlfactlon guaranteed,
at lowest prices. July ,4, 1874.
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT
The following Companies are Represented!
Lebanon Mutual Fire,
Reading Mutual Fire,
. Lehigh Fire, and the
Travelers' Accident Insurance,
Also Pennsylvania and Mutual Horse
Thief Detective and"Inaurance Com
pany. March 20, 1878.
TTOS. M. FRXTZlNCiEIl,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
Opposlto.T.D. Clauss' Store,
BINK STREET, LEHIGHTON, Pa.,
respectfully Informs his friends and the
publlc,.that.he has just received a new
and excellent assortment of Men's Wo
men's and Chlldwu'e Ready-Made
Boots, Shoes & Gaiters,
Which he wllf Sell at the Lowest Prices.
X3T Hoots and Shoes mads to order,
and Repairing neatly aud substantially
done at short notice. ap 25-yl
fVMie undersigned renpecl-
fully announces that ho Is better
prepared than ever toBuy and Sell
Call" and Sheep Skins,
, Plastering II.lr,
At bis Old Stand, nearly opposite the
.post oftlce, Bank Street, Lehighton.
t3T" The highest cash prices paid for
Hides aud Skins.
nov. 22. C. E. QREENWALD.
OLIVER ORILLEY, dealer In To
baeco, Cigars, Pipes, &o., next door to
ltcx's Grocery Stom, Susquehanna St.,
Mauch Chunk, n'sjH-ctfully asks the
jpeopio of Lehighton uiul vIciMly; whm
visiting that place, to call in RUa try his
fie. yer ij t In i u.u!., t. J".m
nrticli'! 'ii -ii Hi' .i.iu.iutul no
tVii'iil fUiii at lorttst pili'ij. Liu,.r,b
Ulf VI' V 'TJt JTI--' liidia
h ihWt IJImsttM for'tt'H'eak lilici
DBULJNU hulltwrj ' mny 9
OUTII PENNA. RAlLnOAD.
Tasaengers for Philadelphia wlllleare Lehighton
as follrws !
6.00 a. m. tla I.. V. arrlte at Phlla. at S.no a. m.
7,37 a. m.'Tla L. AS." " 11.10 a. m.
7.19 n. m. Tla L. V. " " 11.10a.m.
11.07 p. m. Tla L. AS." " 2.15 p. m
11.02 p. m. Tla L. V. " " 2.16 p.m.
2.27 p. m. Tla I.. S. " " 6J5p.m.
4.47 p.m. tin L. AS. " 8i(ip.m.
4.44 p.m. tla L. V. " . R.20p.m.
7.18 p. m. Tla L. V. " " 100 p.m.
Returning. leaTe depot at Berks and American
Street, Phlla., at 7.00, 8.30 and 0.43 a. m. 2.10
3J10 aud 6.15 p. tn.
Fare from Lehlihton te Philadelphia, 12.65."
Eeh.1,1871. EL IS OLAI.liK, Agsnt
OGMTRAIi II. II. OP N. J.
LEUIQII A SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION.
Time Table of Juno 20, 1874. '
Trilos leara Lehliibton as follcwei '
For New York, Philadelphia, aston, Ac, a, 7.37,
11 07 a. m., 2.27, 4 47 p.m.
ForSlauch Cbnnk at 10.16 a. m., 1.14, 8J8, and
0 03 p. m.
For Wilkes Bar re and Scranton atlO.16 a. a., 1.14,
6-18 p. m.
Upturning lae New York, from station Can
tral Kaltrond of Xew Jersey, tool of Liberty
street, North Hirer, atS.15, 8.00 a. m., 12.4 ),
40o p. m.
LeaTe Philadelphia, from Depot North Penn'a
R. II., at 7.00, 0 45 a. m., 2.10, 5 15 p. ra.
Loore rUaton at 8J0, IQM, 11.48 a. m, 3J6 and
7.15 p tn,
LeaTe Mauch Chnnkat70,U.ona.m,220and
4.40 p. m. '
Fo: further particulars, see TlmeTflbles at the
II. P. BALDWIN, Gen. Pauenger Agent.
1'UILADELPHI A A ERIK RR. DIVISION.
Bummer Time Table.
On and after SUNDAY, JUNE 28lh, 1874, th$
trains on the Philada. A Erie RR. Division will
run as follows 1
Fist Liu leares Philadelphia 12.65 p.m.
" Uarrlsburg a.OOp.m.
" " Sunbury MS5p.m.
" " Wllllamsport 8.50 p.m.
" arr. at Lock Ilaten IOjOO p.m
EaiiHutfeaTes Philadelphia UM pan.
' Ilarrlburg i2i a is.
" Sunbury 530 a.m
' " Wllllamsport 8.33 am.
" ' Lock listen 9.46 a.m.
" " llenora 11.10 a.m,
" arr. at Erie 8.05 p.in.
Eluiui Mill, leares Philadelphia 8.00 a.m,
" Uarrlsburg 10 p.m.
" " SuLbury 4.20 p m.
" ' Wllllamsport 620 p.m.
' arr. at Lock HaTeii 7 JO p.m.
Nuoiaa ItxuisslMSM Philadelphia 7.24 a.ra.
" " " Uarrlsburg 10.40..m.
" " " Bunbury 1230 p.m,
" ' " nUlIamsport tin p.m.
" " " Lock Haen 3 10 p.m.
" " " Renora 4.20 p.m.
" " arr. at Kane J9a.c).
raits, Eirscss leares Lock listen S 20 a-m.
" " Bunbury 9J(ip.m.
" " WlUUmsport 7.45 a.m.
" " arr. at Uarrlsburg 11.45 a.m.
" " " Phlladilphla 3J5 p.m
Ksis Man. lesTes Erie 11.20 a.m.
" ' RenoTS 0 20 p.m.
" Lock listen 035 p.m.
" " Wllllamsport 040joi.
" " Sunbury 12 40s.m.
" arr. at Uarrlsburg 2 40 a.m.
" " PblUdtlphia 8 40a.n.
Eiviat Mill learea Lock listen 0.45 a.m.
" " WlUUmsport 11.00 a.m.
" " Suubury 12.40 p.m.
" 'arr. at Uarrlsburg 3.05 p.m.
" " Philadelphia 6A5 p.m.
KliOiii Eirsus Ieatea Kans V,00 a.m.
. m . ICqoto 4 05 p m.
" " . " Lock HaTen 6 25 p m.
" " " Wlllltmsport 6.50 p.m.
" " " Suubnry 8.40 p.m.
" ' arr at Uarrlsburg 10.55 p.m.
" " " Philadelphia 2.50 a.m.
Mall East connecU east and wait at Krto with L
S 4 M S Ii W and at Irilnetou with Oil Creek aud
. Mall West with east and west trains na L S A M
8 it W. and at Corry and IrTlneton with Oil Creek
and Allegheny R R W.
Elmlra -Mill and Buffalo Itlpre'e make close
eonnecllonsat Wllllamsport with N 0 It W trains
uorlh, and at Uarrlsburg with N 0 R W train,
south. WSI- A. BALDWIN, (len'l Eupt.
REWARD for An InriimMa
case of Catarrh, after hating
ed. spit aud gagged tn your eutlre satlsfactlou in
your useless endeators to get relief fium catarrh,
use Brlggs' Alleviator according to directions. The
filthy mass of mucous will U Immediately aip.ll.
ed, and the Inflamed surface soothed, the eyes
spirklewith dilltrht, the head reels natural again;
hope retires, for a cure Is sure to folluw the ue of
this agreeable, scleiitlr.c aud reliable remedy.
ss"la-kBBirIci T iIUCIl has been said
uUswallSs m nd "'"a". nd maoy re-
"C! loedlea have been offered for
the relief aud cure of throat and luug diseases; but
uothlng has been mo tfutloently eurotetiiil. or ob
tained such a wide celebrity, as Brlue' Throat
and Lung Healer.
TTIIE excruciating pain
m produced by corns, the unceas-
I . t i i n . , i . i. .
pierdiifc. distressing pilu from lugrovlng Nails,
cannot be described. Thousands tuner, not know,
lug there Is a cure. Brlgts' corn sol Buulou
Kemodies are no add or potash compounds, but
are reliable, soothing, aiuj effectual, and justly
merit the success they have earned from an ap
preciative public. The CuraMva Is a healing olnv.
moot; Immediate relief Is obtained by Usappllet
ttcn,amt It will positively cure the worst cases of
festered corns, tntisined and ulcerated bunions,
the sorest luetep, the largest aud aerarest Witters,
the uosi citeuslte caliosliicson the solesur heels
of the feet; unequalled In the cure of ebi!db!-ns
or frosted feet. In Alletlator for ordinary corns
and preventing tbtlr formation Is absolutely uu
qualed by anything aver known. Ask for Brlggs'
Remedies. Take no other.
1)3 lci T IT'S ALL VEItY WELL,
B 1 II lS liote not troubUdta think it wwotVi
M. M-mKf ingtohuvt JV. fWthU rtaton
the unfortunate tujftrtr gett vtry WtU yw;'oMy,
TA ajon y Ti'phtt it not or cannot U much wort
than the toriurt endurcdifmiUiont whoart tronlkd
vnth inttrnal bUedng,ixUrnal and itching pU$.
Clad Tidinyt for $ufirtrtr. Urtygfs 21U lUmtditt
art mild, a$attdturt
fWtaio T ARETIIEMO&T PLEN
Ijlli Un . 'V"' knd oTain i'h tht market.
K7 e jrury on9 Aus a tujply , from
the thru year oU child to the grandtire verging on
ahundred; itiliihthttndttme young ladiet whodaity
promenade fathionabte rewrtt;wiiddUajtd matroni;
otd maidf, dretted up toapptar youngundgaytdan.
due, Kith their patentUathert, and innenttaUttiratk
ing stir; the clergyman, merchant, clerk, artuuxn
ani mechanic, of all ages and ttatians, hate a full
supply of corns, vunions. tad runts, and other bother
atvmsojtheftety all of toAtcAare ountiAeti aiki cured
by the use of Driggs's Corn and llunkn Uemediet,
Alleviator and Vuraliie. Sold by
May 0. 1874 ly.
j jpJJJi Uuph- ..i laliin nnflvlcln.
it) mi nn.u a. ifjS,t(ul 9t V .
.1. IJUliU.ViOia-undi-'Simrty M.-d-
(Miirc qivsv, ustB, s; assu suu i 3 auw:.
tkhated MecicirttM cau il.v.na to
icisui. xs a
Q N ADEN HUTTEN TANNERY
B. J. KTJNTZ, Prop'r,
Respectfully announces to the public
that he has Just rebuilt the Tannery,
formerly of Daniel Olenlne, and put
in ait the best and most approved ma
chinery for the
Manufacture of Leather,
such as Hemlock and Oak Solo, Harness,
Upper, Kip, Calf and Sheep, which ho
will supply at llio very lowest price.
Plastering Hair supplied Id large or
small quantities very low. HIDES and
SKINS bought at highest cash prices.
Patronage solicited. Aug. 8-yl
no s nt
The undersigned calls the attention
of all parties using Iron to the fact that
he keeps on hand, at the
all Sizes, which be offers at the Lowest
Market Prices. Also, that he pays the
Highest Price for SCRAP IRON, or
will take it In exchange tor Manufac
In the absence of the undersigned,
parties will call at the Feed cttore of W.
II KNECUT, Esq., and be attended to.
Weissport, Sept 12-mS
Carriages, Sleighs, Buggies,
and every deaerlptlos: of
Nearly opposlU Eagle Hotel, Bank Stmt,
REPAIRING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
At reasonable chargea.
aW-Patronsge very respectfully solicited, and
Feb. 7, 1874, A. BUCKMAN.
J1XOUn AND FEED.
Respectfully Informs the people of Lo.
higbton that he has most Excellent
Flour Tor Sale ;
Also, good FEED of- all kinds, and
STRAW In the Trundle. Ud is also
prepared to do any kind of
Hauling and Plowing
at short notice.
LEHIGH (2d) STREET,
Lehighton, Pa. March 28-ly
E. H. SNYDER
Dry Goods, Notions,
Glassware, Hard war, Ac.
May 81, 187a.
TBgTpNDERFUL, BUT TRUE I
Whenever I get a Bottle of Bloom
of Youth or Magnolia Balm, Rose Tint,
a iVux of Lilly White, or anything in
that lino to beautify the complexion, at
Durllng's Drug Store, It seems to bo
nicer and better than I can get any
where else. may
BANK STREET, lehighton, Pa.,
MILLERS and Dealers la
All kinds of GR.4IN Bought and Sold
at Regular Market Rates.
Wo wouldj also, respectfully Inform
our citizens, mat we are now fully pre
pared to supply them with the
llest of Coal
From any Mlno desired at tho VEUY
M. HEILMAN Ss CO.
July Wtb, 1874.
HBITV HIM? NO I That Electric
Liniment, like I got ,at.DurlIng's
Drug Store, will cure him or any other
man oi RHEUMATISM and all other
Pains. may 0
TTUST look at her Hair I Why I
thought It was turning Grey? So
It was, until abttgot a Bottle of that new
Ti. a . a. r i . w-v a-..
I "u"uter nt "U"'"B ug awre.
' XWOV, OH, wnY will you suffer
''' It llli tli.it Ij.nmt. , r Cohl? when
ti-ll f in.iy , li id iinini'ilia'i ly t-y i-li
JUUUV.l'.'i Compound tup ut l'ar
. iii Cicrry ani liuro!iounJ.
Abovfe (be Clouda.
The earth na seen from a balloon at
tho height of sixteen tbousard feet, from
an account of an ascension with Profes
sor Donaldson, In the Baltimore Ameri
can. Now came the most stirring Incident
of our trip. From tho height of four
thousand feet we steadily ascended, the
country dwarfing Into a panorama of
toys below us. I had the aneroid bar
ometer in my hand, and so marked our
progress upward. At six thousand six
buudred feet our breaths became visi
ble, Just as they would bo on a frosty
morning. Wo already began to fee1
cold in the pody, but tho rays of the
sun beat In upon us with fierce Intensi
ty. The index of tho barometer steadi
ly crept arouud the dial, marking off
the thousands until it reached tho four
teenth, then flying back again and
sta.it I pg from zero, from whence it pro
gressed onco more around the dial, un
til it halted on the vergo of the two
thousandth, telling us that wo were
only about a hundred feet less than six
teen thousand feet above the earth.
At thts height the world was on ob
scurity to us,-ttapory haze shut it out
from our view, and we could,': detect
nothing of it but tho silver lines that
marked the great bays and rivers. From
a contemplation of the indistinct scene
I revert to my own feelings. The air
was very cold, and the sun was very
warm. The thermometer stood nt 82,
the sun waa Intensely hot, as its rays
fell upon us, but for all that wa might
as well have been in the Arctic region.
Thts it one of the most curious pheno
mena of llfe'above the clouds. The
rarefaction of the air hardly accounts
for the chilling cold which penetrates
through and through, while the thajj
uiuiueier ana tue ncaior lue soiar rays
are indicating a high summer tempera
ture. At a height of fifteen thousand
feet I was shivering, while my head
seemed to be burning up, and all the
blood In my body rushing, t felt a
slight difficulty In breathing, but my
cars were stopped up, and I could hard
ly hear what Mr. Fox was saying to me
when he was standing by toy side.
We did not long remain at this tre
mendous elevation. We slipped down
through the atmosphere to between
oleveit and twelve thousand feet above
the earth, nnd It was here that we had
our giandest vlow. Wo had wlthltf our
range of vision at the same moment
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Uarrls
burg, the Chesapeake and Delaware
bays, and all the upper tributaries, and
also Annapolis aud tho roost of the
smaller towns wcro included within this
extended vision. But the grandest
featuro of all- was when gazing cast
wardly, we very plainly perceived tho
Atlantic Ocean. There was'no mistake
about it; the mist had lifted a little,
and w'e could plainly see where the
waters of the Delaware bay mingled
with thoso of tho Atlantic.
The view at this time was above the
possibilities of languago to picture. The
peninsula of land between tho Chesa
peake and Delaware bays was but a
thread of dark green upon tho laud
scape; tho Susquehanna river was hard
ly perceptible, except for tho dark line
which we knew to be the great bridge
across It; tho country below us was but
a checker-board of indistinct green and
white squares; Baltimore and Philadel
phia were only masses of shade upon
tbo map; but the great ocean was a real
ty, and to a view of it we constantly
turned our eyes, with a feeling that
here was something everlasting; and en
during. Tho panorama that came
within our scope of vision was probably
not less than two hundred square
miles, but from our height of slxteeen
thousand feet It seemed to be dwarfed
to a space you might cover with your
handkerchief, It seemed to us as If wo
were looking through the wrong end
of a field glass.
When at this height of sixteen thou
sand feet, or over three miles above the
earth, Professor Donaldson told us that
the ballon had obtained Its equilibrium;
that It waspolsed on an exact balance,
and that as soon as the gas commenced
to condense, even in tho slightest de
gree, we would descend rapidly. And
It was precisely In this fashion that wo
did go down.
The London Times, speaking of tho
iron trade of South Staffordshire, says
that the makers of some kinds of heavy
work connr.t compete with America or
Ue j, tui u' i the .vlsrd fur msrked
lata U reduced ftt,'t v v ? ;j 1
Tho Little Sailor.
Wo were leaning over tho Creek
bridge at Olcott, watching Ed. Martin,
as ho took bis evening fish. Martin
keeps tho little boat houso on tho west
side of the creek, whero at any hour of
tho day can bo found a row boat creek
worthy or lake-worthy. As wo. stood
there, there appeared on the landing at
tho boathousealittlo fellow "kneohlgh
to a grasshopper," who wanted to know
In a volco worthy of a largo man
which boat .he should take. As the
youngster was Just about tall enough to
seo comfortable all over the top of an
ordinary table, overy oyo in the party
was at once directed with an expression
of mingled wonderment and amusement
at tho speaker. He was burdened with
little more than pantaloons, shirt, and
Blouch sailor cap. Tho question as to
which boat ho should take was put to
Mr, Martin, his father, who directed
htm to the llttlo Lena, we believe, a
graceful shell, large enough to hold a.
party of four or bait a dozen comforta
bly. As the little boatman stepped Into tho
Lena a series of questions were put to
its natural protector, who was playing
with the fishing line.
"Why, does that little fellow go out
on the creek alone!"
"Oh, yes; he goos wherover ho
"How old Is he?"
"Five years old."
"Do you let him take tho boat whero
ver he chooses?"
"Yes, he goes on tho lake alouo fre
quently with the sail boat, no takes
parties out sailing, miles away from tho
"Ato you not afraid to have him do
"No. He knows what he's about."
It was very evident from tho way he
was now handling tho oars that he
knew what ho was about He sped
up the creek like an arrow, and had
Just the stroke that one might tmagliio
Unexperienced man-of-war's man to
havo. There were some surprise felt
by lady witne ss that the father could
allow so diminutive a piece of humani
ty to brave the dangers of the waves
alone. But they forgot, perhaps, that
he was born a sailor, and moreover,
that a child is no more helpless In or
dinary times Just as powerful as a
strong man on the fickle waves. It was
faith, you remember, that In those old
times did .wonders on tho deep.
As tho party were leaving tho place,
remarking upon what they had seen
and heard, a man who stood near try
ing to catch tho attention of some three
pounders with a spoon hook, gave his
head an expressive shako and said:
"That boy Is safer than many men
on the water, I have met him' miles
out upon the lake, sailing upon the
white caps as self-possessed and brave
as any old tar." Lockport Union.
A simple little sentence U this, to bo
sure, and yet It may bo considered as
one of the most insidious enemies with
which people have to deal. It Is very
pleasant to have all tbo little commo
dities offered for sale In tho market,
and it Is sometimes grand to deny one's
self of the same when they can be ob
tained by saying "charge it." But
this habit of getting articles, however
small the charge may be, without pay
ing for them, keeps one's funds In a
low state most of the time.
"I have no money to-day but should
like the article much" eaya a young
man who happens to go Into a store
and sees something which strikes his
"Never mind," said tho gentlemanly
clerk, "yon are good for it."
"Well, I will t.ke It, and you may
And so it is that little accounts are
opened at one place and another, till
the youug man is surprised at his lia
bilities; which though small In detail,
are sufficiently large in the aggregate
to reduce his cash materially when set
tllng dsy comes.
In mauy instances,lf the cah wero re
quired tho putchase would not be made,
even bad the person the money with
him, "but to some, getting an article
charged does not seem like parting with
Still when pay-day comes as it always
does, this Illusion vanishes, and a
feeling is experienced of patting with
money and receiving nolbiug In re
turn. If thn re Is an actual necessity pf mak-1
.. , f 'i ''". and the mn.ni are not
at hand, there Is a reasonable oxcuso
for obtalulug the same on credit; bat
when the article can bo dispensed with
until payment can be made, it Is much
to tho advantage of tho purchaser to do
"Wo mu9t havo a nice set of furni
ture," said a voung couple about to bo
united In marriage, "but wo havo not
the means, however, wo wtll get It, and
havo It charged."
.4nd so they start life with a debt
hanging over thorn for which there Is
The habit onco formed is difficult to
break away from, and whenever any
thing is wished for, It is purchased
without considering that circumstances
may arise which will render tho pay
When' there Is a certainly of health,
and a supply of labor, It would place
rather a tilffercnt construction upon tho
matter. But considering tho fluctuat
ing character of business, making It
possible that a mechanic may be thrown
out of employment at any time, It Is
certainly better to be prepared for such
emergencies by keeping clear of debt.
Sickness may overtako ono at uy
time, and the thought that numerous
charges are standing against us, aggra
vates tho disease and renders tto mis
fortune bard to bear.
Taking this view of tho matter, Is It
not better to forgo the pleasure of pos
sessing articles which our tasto may
promote us to pnrchaso until the means
are at hand? It is very eay 10 8ay
"charge it," but not always so easy to
And this is always tho ultimatum.
If payment is deferred too long, the
very ono who politely tells the purchas
er that It will mako no dlfferenco about
the money, will say he bad no business
to buy fine feathers It ho had no pros
pect of paying.
And In a measure this is true. By
pursutng such a co urso, a person h
never Independent; tho host of little
debts are ever ready to perplex and
worry him when that for which they
were incurred has been used. Hence
I t may be said that tho custom of charg
ing Is unjust both to purchaser and sel
ler, as t he one loses bis peace of mind
and: the other oftentimes loses his mon
ey. Getting in debt Is easy, but get
ting out is just tho reverse; add for '
that reason It would bo well for people,
to ask when about to make a purchaso
in tho manner alluded to, Is it not best
for me to wait until I have tho money,
and then not have to order the seller to
A Eslttle Mishap la Cburcli.
The following Is Max Adeler'a t Ono
Sunday night, during tho sermon of
our church, tho gas suddenly went out,
and there was a sudden darkness. The
minister requested tho congregation to
remain perfectly quiet until tho cause
of the trouble could bo ascertained and
other lights produced. Old 3fn. Smi
ley, It appears, was sound asleep when
the accident cccurred, but Just after tho
minister bad finished speaking to tho
congregation she awoke. At first sho
thought that she bad become blind, but
as she sat by the window sho Immedia
tely saw the light in the street," 'and
then the knew that the congregation
bad gone home, and that she bad accl
dently been locked in by tho sexton.
Dreadfully frightened at the loneliness
ULd horror of her situation, sho picked
up a hymn book, and dashed It through
a pane of glass in the window, she put
her head out and begin to scream for
belp. Her shriek Impressed passers-by
with the Idea that the church was ou
fire, and in an Instant the alarm was
given. A moment later the engines ar
rived, and just as the sexton began to
light the gas again, one gang of tho
firemen began playing through tin
broken window on Mrs. Smiley 's sprint;
bonnet, while another gang poured a
three-Inch stream up the middle aUlo
with such force as to wash the Rov. Dr.
Hopkins, the minister, out of the pul
pit and down among thehlgh hats which
were floating around tbo pew door.
Eventually the matter was explained,
aud the fire department shut of tho
water and went home. But tho dea
cons want to know bow If Mr. Smiley
refuses to pay the bill for repairs to tbo
church, he can never look a fellow
worsblpper In the face again.
Tho last of the Modocs, less than
fifty in numbei, with their wires and
chlUren, live in tho Indian reservation
in Southern Kansas. Their chief I
Bogus Charley. The tribe live in tents.