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QMITEI MONTANYE, ATTO7t
wilts AT LAW. 0f6t41--corner col Kan and
' Piro. Rterales. mane , Pdvetmen Mara.
TAR S.M:WOODRITRN, Physician
and atirßoon, MEC° crveriWickhaar & Black's
Towanda, Alto 1.1 d'72.470
FOYLE & - McIPTIFIRSON. ATTon-
Towznas. Ps. WM KIVe prompt
attPnHan to on matters ontrOirtml to their akar a.
Orphans' Court baldness • imatlalt7- • --
VOTLZ.w. ltlMirt94 f. r
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Tir B. M (IX N,- ATTORNEY
L • AND 03IIIWELLOW AT TAW, TOWirliti, P► Pa ,
tlealar attention paid to busixt!Nts in the Orpltanie
Coert. Mrs& 761.
yr w: , YAT ttlt lti. : ATTORNEY - AT
• T.&w.. Office, Vercor'e Block, next door to
P ETP?PaiI Mice, Towanda. Ps.
.7111517.15773. 1 1 .
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- w bATornertAN, Apron
• WIT 16. LIM Midriff Attorney for Rrsd,
f Ora C0nnt71.11 , 07, Pa. COnelettiolll ins& end prompt
-1.7 remittal. fib 1.6. 410—tf.
WOOD & SA..T.IDEItSON,
A TTORNEYS-A T-LA), Taymyr*. PA.
.7 A Nina crocm. 7rniy 971 ;ATM .RANDITSION
Tyr B. RELLY. D:iwrisi - ,_ oinne
• °Tor Wlckharn Ar, Blarro. 'Swamis. Pa.
Tooth 1 mu3rtad on (inlet RlTo•r.:Rnt.h••:•nd Alnm-
Winn ban^. Teeth ortra•ted *lthont pain. 0c11.72
MADTLL k COOT,' Ariororas
' AT -Taw. Towanda, Pa., '
Y►DTLL. J. N. Cattar.
Office In Wood's Block. : first doorCurath of Pint
National 'Bank. op afalra. Jan 11.7a-1y
TyRR. :TOTINSON '1 NEWTON
PhePlrisoa and Forpeon,e. Over Dr
Pnripr . E pon'a Pena Store, Towanda. Di '
T. 13 •Tivir.Po'N. Ir. D. B . ' N. NE - crrolc.ll. D
.tan 1-75 U - • '74.'
TAR C. M. STANLEY, -SUR GFON
and - VirCEIANICAL Thrwrtar, baa mover' into hie
new dental rooms. nver'lltnntanyea Ptorn Main Ft..
.Tewan o a Pit. Teeth 'filled in.tbn Inns perfect man
ner w.th' mire nnld foil. All ilnda of pl.toa made
:,r•• 1 repatrad at the lowaat rates:and warranted.
• The Much advert reed FLESH i'IItORPT)PLATFR.
new ftylP of haaO'for artificial teeth m‘de for
few that may ti•sire them. '
°wands. Jan. 1-75. •
nVERTON k ELSBRWE, herroß
irsT's i 2 Law, Towanda,: Rs., hating entered
nto copartnership, offer their: professional serer,a
to the rnhlic. Special attention: siren to hneineas
In the Orphan's and Register's Comte. 14'70
r. ors-vans, E. - st, O. MAIM: 7.
JOHN W. MIX
ATTORNEY AT LAW,— .
U. S. UOMMISSIOVER,
Office—North Side . Prit ; ilic SOlire
DECK & ITERETER
L A 14 OFFICE. T0W41.1:4, PA,
W. A. Prey
E j C. GRIDLEY,
pril 1. 1875
13 LET k, DAVIES, `ATTORNEYS-AT-
Law,' - •
W IT_ THOMPSON: ATTORNEY
AO AT LOW . , Wysli,uaingi Pa. Will attend to
all bnaintlaa entrusted to hit. are in Bradford: Put.
Divan and VyosninglCountlea, Pftloft,soltb Esquire
Portar • 7ifor. 19.':4.
A. QUICK, M. D., GrceptrATE
• usrvanarry or Burra.o,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON .
StIGLII RUE, PA.
Office at Store of I. Ehroirris...
March 26. 1874-301*. •
. A i r D. L. - DODSO7s.I DENTIST.
i T LAD On and after Sept. 2i, May bs found in the
ei.,gant new rooms on 2nd flooenr Dr. peeing nevr
office on Slate Sleet. Bash:leis `solicited. I
Srpt, 3 "14.-tf.
• DR. A. G. BUSH, •
_, • C.I.IIDTOWN, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA.„
Treata Chronic Diseases by new methods. May be
•• consul.° •by letter. . • [Aug. 6:74.
BUSIN:::: o ChilU)S.
JOHN 13112iNFEE, J 34.4 CEISM7TH,
5113NROETOlq, PA ' sys partici:au attention to
_toning Buggies, Wagon Sleigh*, /Se. Tire set and
repainng done on short tire. ; Work and dunes
irnArantao4l satafartory. ; 12,15,09
Hof& PATrOli, AGE N TS FOR
CONNECTICUT MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO.
Oti,e .9prif9th k Patton's Block, Bridge Street.
ri S. BUSSE
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H • rYZ
:TE . CT AND Bl7ll.tlElt. wishes to inform the
tlzAiris of Towanda. and vicinity, that he will give
articular attention to drawing plans, designs and
p•ziticatous for all (nutter of buildings; private
n 1 public. Superintendence given for reasonable
ouxpensation. Odlce,at reaidentie N. E. corner of
o nd and Ellzaboth I sfirtn i.
Box 511. Towanda. Ps.
W W. KINGSBURY,
SEAL Esr&TErLin, FIRE. & LOCIDECT
()Bice, corner of Kant and State Streets,
V. W. HEATH ' •
• I "
H established hie boldness of Manninotarind and
Rspairing allilnds of ; ;
EDGE TOOLS. MILLPICSB , MADE Ann DRESSED
Hs alto mama the beat STRAW CUTTER now is
Ull3. All orders SUM proruptly.nt
nß.m.cs. aocur.wEr.i Jt CO.. TOWANDA. PA.
inn 14. ; :
INSURA.NcE..;--The following refl.
C amp . n.nee represented. `.
PHENEE, t •
S. W. :A.L.NrcIII.ID I O lautilifsher.
%bees Lenses have Uie power of •
Eso from - IRRITATION &Metes from
oompsnled by Heat. Under Ifilsow's
English lettere patent.
ARUNDEL TINTED SPi.CTA
SHOULD BE PREFERRED TO ALL
They have the power of Arresting O n g
of Solar or Artiacial Light before en
They are Violet Tinted. yet so con • •
when applied to the Eye mow colorless.
The Met sad low numbers are the sante •
AIIERICAN & SWISS WA
STERLING SILVER SPOONS Alp) F
ROGERS BROS. CELEBRATED SILVER
FINE GOLD JEWELRY, dtc., &c.,
Nov. 12, '74-
CALL - Am; sEi THE NATIONAL,
A LARGE; HEAVY COAL COOKING STOVE.
Jan. 1, 1875
Nickel- Plated STUDENT LAMPS;
FIRE PROOF CHININ' EYS,
SHOT GUNS, ,
REVOLVERS and . AMUNITION,
Oct. 22. 742 m
NO TICK HERE !
Bat the very beet goods of all kinds kept by any
drat:class grocer, and sold Down, Down, Down,
TEAS, SPICES, SYRUPS,
Received Day, Fresh from the New York Market,
and bought at-the very lowest cash prices.
Baring been engsnwl for the last three years with
a First-class Wholesale grocer in New Fork, have
Facilities for buying my goods so that I CAN MAIM
Zr as onrscr TOR au. ()ASH BUYEItd TO CALL. Aint
SEE MY. STOCK. AND PRICES
I will pay CAPS for Produce
TOWANDA, , PA
M. B. OWEN,
RED, WRITE AND BLUE STORE. BRIDGE-Sr.
MEANS HOUSE, TOWANDA,
The Horses, Harness. An. of all guests of this
house. insured against lows by Fire, withotkany ex
A superior quality of Old English Bass 'Ale, just
received. • - T. B. JORDAN,
• Towanda. Tin. 21."71. Proprietor.
privvErz HOUSE,. TOWANDA,
to. M wrr.sox ,•
Haying leased this House. Is now ready to aeocimmo•
date the travelling public. No pains nor expert,* will
be spared to give satisfaction to those who may give
him a cal. .
sir 'North aide of the Teethe square, east of Mer
men new block.
" OLD MORAVIAN SUN INN,"
Rich in historioal interest. it is the only building in
the country e: pt Independence Hall, honored by
the sojourn within its walls of, Washington, Laray
ette, Lee. Oates and other patriots of the revolu
tion. This . popular Aptel has recently changed
hands, been improved, entirely rohlrutubed, and
the proprietor cordially invites his Mends and tray.
=utak. to give him n.'eall—no., palm will be
to render their star comfortable. People
en route for Philadelphia will find it convenient W.
spend the night here, reaching the city about eight
in the morning. A sample room on first floor for
iodation of commercial agents.
O. T. SMITH.
Ix 003etustalON WITH THZ ZAZZRTI
Near the Coart Emig.
We are prepared to teed the hue/walla times 02
the dig and ovatting. Oysters sika lib Orson ft,
their siesiona. . .
Vareb wf, lit Tn. D. W. MITT k Aft
PRICES DOWN, SELLING OFF
The undersigned will seU eff the balance
WYNTER. MILLINERY STORE.: AT COST. FOR
• . Pxmes...td yto filling up for the
ICES. J. D. la&
=limy Oar*, argrit .
0, IL VLAQII.
imam REY 731;
WV. A. CILMIAI=ISI
OPPOSITE COURT ROUSE-
w. A. CHA*BSRLIN.
No stove was ever offered so cheap.
Also, a groat variety of
CODDERG, BUU L k CR)
STRICTLY FOR CASE!
MOLASSES, . SUGARS,
Before purchasing elsewhere
003.1 KAM £3D MIXDOZ
W OUR 1/1114.11111:
Some little sparrows on a tree
Were clattering together;
Said one of them; "It menu" to me
Well soon have falling weather,
I would n't feel the least surprise
If I should heir It thunder."
"Well, you're extremely weather-wise, •
An old one said; "I wonder
Where you were hatched, and when, my dear
To talk of that, this time of year I
'lt's much more likely, let me say,
• Although it's to my sorrow, .
Thit yon will see it snow taday—
At siVerenta to morrow."
He blipped off to another twig,
When be bad thus admonished
His neighbors not so wise and big,
• And left them quite utonl.hed.
"What does he mean ? and what is snow ?"
They asked each other. "Do you know ?"
'And not a single one could toU;
So after lots of chatter,
They all concluded, very well,
'T was no inch mightylmatter.
-But in the nighi-time came the snow,
According to his warning;
And oh l what flying to7and fro
And twittering the nett morning I
"How cold it is!" they chirped—"Oh detr I
How disagnxiable and queer 1"
The old 'Cita 'welled with self-ooneelt,
"I told you so," he touttrred. - •
"Now see what you will find to eat,"—
And 'off again he
The little sparrows, in despair,
They looked at one another—
"Oh where wall the seei, and where
The bugs and worms, my brother ?
To die of hunger, that's a tate
One shudders but to contemplate."
Now4iri the house behind the tree,
Th'ire was a little maiden,
Who laughed out merrily to see
The branches all snow-laden.
She broke her bread up, crumb by crumb, .
Along the sill so narrow, •
And called, "Dear little birdies, come !
Here'seome for, every sparrow..
Fit feed you, darlings, every day,
Because you never. fly away.
The blue-bird and the bobolink,
They're Willa of gayer feather, -
But not so nice as you, I think,
That stay in winter weather.
So hop along the window sill,
There's food enough for twenty:
Coine every day and eat your fill,
You'll always find a plenty.”. 7
And after that, come frost or snow,
Be sore the birds knew where to go I 1
THE SOABLET SPEOntE.
I can tell you a story you. may no,t,
beliftve ; yet stranger things are hap
pening every slay; and I will tell you
just as it wail, just as I see -it before
me now, written in characters that
cannot be effaced.
I am sitting in my window, looking
out•upou the lighted street. It is a
clear, cold evening,—after a storm.
Tho snow has been• falling steadily
for twelve hours, . but now the last
flake is down; and the wind is rising,
scattering the fleecy , white, bearing
the earth in some places, that it may
put a. tenfold covering upon others.
The flickering fire is casting dancing
shadows all over the walls of my
room ; but the genial war mth will
hardly keep out the chill, as I. think
of the story I am to tell.
It wag just snch a night as this
five_years ago. There were three of us
lounging about the office of the de
tective polies in the city of Frank
fort; and the chief, whose name was
Carl Boson, sat at , his desk. Max,
grown gray in the service, was by the
fire smoking his pipe, as usual, and
no doubt' conceiving some new plan
for "working up" different cases. In
the other corner was another veteran
named Stein, the best fello* that ever
caught a rogue, and the shrewdest
detective in the whole force. 1 was
sitting by the window just, as I am
to-night, only I was thinking of noth
ing in particular, but watching the
passers as they toiled r through- the
snow, homeward bound.
There was nothing to - break the
stillness of the room but the scratch
ing of the chief's pen as he wrote—
wrote—Wrote; and it seemed that he
never would stop. The dropping 'of
a pin, of the foot-fall of a -mouse,
would - have produced a`.'; distinct
sound, and a welcome one.'
I never knew what impelled me to
turn my eyes toward the door, for
there was no Round---no indication of
the entrance of any one ; yet there'
stood ~the prettiest woman I ever
saw.. Her great mournful eyes—l
never shall see the like again—were
turned fall upon the chief, but be
knew nothing of it ; and her, hands
were raised in suppliant attitude, 4s
if craving some' boon that be Aloe°
Her head Was adorned with a pro
fusion of soft biown hair, which fell
carelessly over her shoulders, giving ,
her a wild appearance that, Was start
ling, and enveloping her Person was
a cloak-like garment of the brighte L ! t
Max was puffing away, at that
erlasting pipe, taking not the slight
est notice of his visitor • Stein ad
trirt4d his face to the, wall, while the
chief still kept his pen in motion, not
once lifting his eyes from the page.
Was it possible -that liwas the only
one that sal her 2 If, so, it. became
my.duty to bear her wishes. I Wes
hastening to her, when my kepi were
arrested by a groan'from the chief,
He had whirled about on his stool
and sat facing the e door, his hinds
clasping the desk, and his whole as
peat was, one of • the most terrible
Quick, Herman," . he cried to me ;
" she must not leave me again. =Do
not let her go. There, she is going.
Too late, Harman !" •
Impressed •by his eagenness,l I
turned again to the door, but the
.. ,,was nowhere' to be
I sprang forward, opened the door,
and rushed into the paasage.l - Before
I reached the outer dour F . Was sure
I heard the rustle of - female garments,
and was equally positive that I felt a
touch upon my arm.
I•reached oat my arm and grasped
Almost atupefiAd with amazement,
I closed and bolted the outer door,
and then called for Max, - Stein, and
for the chief, fcir anyione to bring a
light. Stein answered me with •
lantern. I snatched' it from biro and
searched everywhere, but found noth
"L tell you what, Herman, you bad
better leave this affair to some other
band," whispered Stein, glancing at
the OM* door to see that the chief
"Yam not afraid' to try my hand
at it;" I replied.
" you'll wish you hadn't, Herman.
It was no woman.
" What do you mean, Stein ?"
"I mean, Herman, that you have
been clasping a spirit—a spectre—a
"Stein, don't be a fool;" said I,
vexed at what I then considered the
most stupid superStition that ever
"I'll give yotiaome advice," was
his reply. " Bat if you are really in
earnest in your belief that she is a
living woman, I'll say no more." I
Max was of the game opinion; and
I was not surprised, for I knew he
bad a good deal of superstition in
his nature. But *hen Karl Bison
told me seriously that he had wit
nessed a vision from the land beyond
the grave, I knew not what to think.
" Yes, Herman, it was a spirit,
ghost, or whatever you choose to
name it," said he, solemnly. "
would give all I am or hope to be in
this world if I could know it was not
,but it is nortnie. We shall meet
again only as we have met to-night."
What could li say ? I could not tell
him che was a living reality, yet I be
lieved it. I could only press his hand
in silence, pray that the great sorrow
unknown to all save to him who bore
it, might be lifted.
After that we maintained a perfect
silenCe on the painful subject ; Yet
there was not a day, nor an hour,
that I did not thinkof the mysterious
being. 11 never beard the office door
open without thinking of hers bat
it was a full year before she 'came
It - was evening, as before. There
was ;no 'sound of foOtsteps, nor of
opening of doors -; but there] she
stood, in the same suppliant attitude,
her matchless eyes fized on the care
worn but handsome countenance of
I did not wait for instructions. I
cleared the space between us at a
bound, yet was too late. She had left
the room, bat how I could not telL I
hastened through the passageAon
sciogs of a flittering presence just be
fore Me 'yet out of reach. Oat into
the street, still gelded by that unseen
presence ; I mounted behind a car
riage that was just starting away
from the door. After passing through
many streets, the driver halted before
a house well known to me.
Without giving me time forlhought
the driver got down from .his seat
and went to the carriage. From my
perch, I peered around the corner of
the vehicle ; but in my eagerness to
see the strange being who had seem
ed to lead me on, I forgot my usual
caution; my hand slipped its hold,
and I fell awkwardly to the pave
ment, disclosing my presence and
startling the driver. Be closed the
door;with a bang that bounded like
the report of a score of muskets,
when I. slipped :away, the darkness
I returned to the office in . a much
cooler frame of mind, when I thought
of.what I bad done. I rushed ont of
the office like a madman ; I had sto
len a ride upon Archibald Randal's
carriage, and when I stopped before
the house I had capped my. adventnre
by tumbling to the ground. Yet,
after: all, I had' discoverfd nothing..
The chief was waiting for me.
" Well, Herman ?—but I need not
ask. I Iniow it never can be."
He leaned his head upon his desk,
and , great sobs shook his frame.
What caused .such agony ? I dared
not ask him, yet I pitied him. After
a while he looked up, and brustrd
his hair from his forehead.
"There, Herman, I know it seem ,
foolish, bat I can't help it.' It is all
over now, and I must go. You are
going with me, are n't yon ? 'you
know we are engaged for Randal's
There was very pleasant company
assembled, yet I felt ill at ease: The
beautiful, bewitching face of the lady
in scarlet (or the Scarlet Spectre, as
Stein persisted in calling her) was
continually before me, reminding me
Of Earl Boson's unhappiness. , I
could not be merry while be was sad.:
I 'did succeed in throwing off my
gloominess long enough to enjoy a
brief tete-a-tete with our host's pret
ty sister, Bland Randal, but it ended
I t became conscious , of a strange
sound coming from without the room.
I heard it Only when my head came
in contact with the wall, and at first
so very faint that I could not liken it
to anything. After awhile I detect
ed the tones of a human voice.
There would have been nothing sur
prising in that; had. I not been lean
ing; against the outer wall of the
flow were the sounds conduCted
through that mass of solid stone?
From whence did they come ? These
were the questions that coursed thro'
mrbrain as I sat .there, entirely for
getful of the lady I had been striving
to entertain ; but they were not an
I listened—the voice grew more
and more distinct as, my ear became
familiar to the sound.
"No, madam," spoke the voice,l" I
_wonld Eponer take your life."
Then came an answer, clear and
distinct, bat in a different tone of
"You dare not, sir! One murder
•nel laugh front, the
short iard, ern, .
first speaker followed, and then sll
was still again.
I was pleased when I saw the chid
approach, for I was making sorry
work at entertaining Mand Randal.
I gave him my seat, and had the sat
isfaction of seeing his head rest
against the same tell-tale spot.
For a moment there was no change;
but presently his face grew a ehade
whiter, his eyes seemed to gliiten
wildly, and by the upheaving his
chest, I saw that his breathing was
short and painful. rknew thattbe
mysterious voice had reached his'ear.
So soon as he could leave he *Ac
osta lee to follow. . 1
3 I I
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA.. MARCH . 25,1875. °
ulterman, I shall go crazy if this
lasts much longer. It is horrible; .
cannot bear it 1 0. Herman, if I had
been iti the 'wrong r
I• had nd comfort for him, so I
waited until he grew calm again.
"Elay,nothiogef this, Herman, lint
be ready ter trainees= at nom to
I asked no questions, and awing
the Walk to'the office not a word was
spoken by either. As we oparated
for the night, he said, "O, Berman I
You do not know how a4iously I
wait for the' morrow."
At the appointed hour on the fol
lowing day I found Max and Stein
also ready. 'and together we went to
Randal's hoMse. Max and Stein were
posted out of doors, with orders to
intercept whoever should attempt to
enter or leave. I followed Karl into
" Herman," he said, and his voice
was husky and unsteady, "I cannot
go down there," pointing to a door
opening`oat 61 the halL
"I will go, Karl."
" I will' Went. If yo'nneed mu, call,
and I shall hear. Search thoroughly,
Herinan, andawill try to be patient.';
It wan a dismal hole, that celler
under Archibald Bandal's house,
promising no pleasant task nor start
ling, discoveries. Yet I knew by the
chief's manner that he expected to
find something ; and that, was suffi
cient for me to know, or he would
have told me more. I stumbled about
among the empty casks, peeping into
black, mouldy corners, sounding the
walls with my heavy stick, aid even
the damp floor I tried, but • nothing
The\last and only spot that I had
not tried was a small, square vault,
built into the side of the wall—a
Waco black with darkness. I moved
cautiously, for my lantern threw bat
a dim light before me; but I was en
tirely unsuspicions of the danger that
menaced me. I grouped my way thro'
the small door, and stood within the
Ere my eyes grew accustcmed to
the intense darkness, I received a
stunning blow in the face; and before
I could recover, my unseen assailant
grappled with me,, and together we
went to the floor. My lantern was
extinguished at the first onset, and
there in the dark we struggled as
only men can struggle for life.
My weaPons were useless, for I
could not get them; bat I felt a prick
of my advemary'elnife, and felt the
warm blood start. It aroused me to
a Bens* of my peril; and summoning
all my strength into one desperate
effort, I thrust the villain from me. I
drew my revolver, and shouted,
"Back, or I will send a bullet through
your heart 17
No answer came back to me. All
was etill as the grave:, I started into
the darknesi, expecting him to renew
I thought I beard a steady footfall
rigbt.in front of me, and my finger
was on the trigger; but before I prees•
ed it the vault was flooded with light,
revealing a room beyond ; and right
before me, gathered for a spring, was
my antagonist—Archibald Randal
• With a cry of baffled rage, he turn
ed and fled through' the door which
had been opened so opportunely.
I followed, brit I met a eight that
halted me on the threshold. In the
centre of dui room, in all .her wonder-
ful beauty, Mood the Scarlet Spectre.
Before I' had recovered from my
amazement,! I felt a , hand upon my
shoulder—a,' hand so hot that it seem -
ed to burn through my clothing. I
had no' fear ; I 'lid not even look
aroma, ford I knew it was the chief
who stood behind.
"0, God ! my° lost wife ! " he
She heard his voice and knew that
. there,,though she bad not
seen him. I. -
" Karl ! Karl! have you come to
save me at last? Come to me and
take me from this living tomb; come,
for I am deSd and cannot go to you."
"God have mercy on me for the
wrong my snspicions have caused
her!" he exclaimed, casting-me aside
as though I were en infant, and rush
ing forward with open arms. " For
give me, Mirian !"
" I never , - blamed yon, Karl," was
her trusting reply, leaning forward to
meet him. "I knew you would come. -" There was a step between them,
when Archibald Randal raised the
pistol and took deliberate aim at the
pare woman he had held in bondage so
long ; bat -;Heaven averted the blow.
The ball glanced against an iron
place, entering his own side, and Ran
dal fell in the agonies of death.
This is all I ever knew of Karl Da
son's wife. And I need not detail
the last moments of Archibald Ran
dal ; but I; will tell you- of an old
chimney, long out of use, that had
its base in ;the prison cell of Marian
Bason, and of a crevice in that chim
ney in the room above, through which
those mysterious soundi came to me.
The strange appearance of Marian
Boson in qur office I leave as it is.
I can offer no explanation,, for the
secret died with her.
READ °ELY (loom `Vona.—Booke
injure when bad or trifling. Time.is
too short, and life too' uncertain, to
allow os to search hay-rick for the
solitary needle that may be found in
each; thelime occupied in picking
the bushel of chaff will more than
counterbalance the grain of wheat
which it may perchance contain. In.
deed, it hOlds true, as a general prin•
ciple, never to read any books of un
deniable merit. Perhaps the longer
we live the less we read, bat the more
profit do we derive from our reading.
Young people are like school boys
who devcur everything—hips, haws
brambles, rowan - berries,- junipers,
raw turnips. As we grow up We be
come more choice and chary, both in
oar physical and mental tastes. Some
writer was asked how -he attained
such a command of language, such a
pure and! powerful diction, and re
plied that it was because he made a
point never, if possible, to read an
A minx officer observes; " I
never plaUe reliance on a man who is
is telling: what he would have done
had he been there.. I have noticed
that somehow this kind of people
sorter do ket there
nos an Quara.
ROTES ON THE INTERNATIONAL
MARCH 28. 1875.
:OUP, 1-13--4 OLDEN TUT, RC, CV/i : 8
This is designed to serve as d ie
iiew of the first quarter's lessons_ of
this year.. And it may answer
more extensive purpose, and be used
for a rapid recapitulation of the Old
Testament lessons of 'last year; By
necessity.the review cannot be very
Minute, but'the great outlines of Old
Testament history to the death of
Joshua, may be brought out. It is a
golden opportunity for illustrating
ebd enforcing the goodness of God
to hie people.
We cannot do more in, our space
thin - give a rapid commentary on the
teit. The chapter divides itself (1)
The . exordium; verse 1. (2). The
recapitulation of what God had done
for them.since the - calling of Abra
ham; verses 2-13. (3). An earnest
exhortation to abstinence from idola
try and to the service of Jehovah,'
which Joshua and his family had re
solved should characterize them ;
verses 14, 15. (4).. The renewal of
the covenant on the part of the
whole nation; verses 16-18. And (5),
The death of Joshua and of Elena.;
verses 29-33.. Our lesson includes
only the first two points—the exordi
um and the recapitulation.
1. The Exordium; v. 1. We have
here Joshua's last congress of the
repreilentatives of the nation, and his
final valedictory. The place was
Shechem, where the nation. Israel
had renewed the covenant upon pos
session 'of the land nearly thirty
years before (chapter viii : 30-35);
where Jacob had purified his family
from idolatry (Gen. xxxv : 1-4) ;
where Abraham built in altar and
worshipped the Lord who appeared
unto him, and gave him the promise
of the land of Canaan (Gen. xii: 6,7.)
It lea also a most appropriate spat,
because the geographical centre of
the land. It was within the limits of
Joshua's tribe, and therefore !pedal-.
ly dear, and a spot of striking beau
ty—the Paradise of Palestine. This
meeting at Sheohem was an official
conference, called by Jehovah—the
God of Israel—through Joshua a:t
ing as the divine legate. "They pre
sented themselves before God." It
has been conjectured that this may
mean that they met before the ark,
which - had been brought from Shi
loh for that occasion; but then , it
would have read " before Jehovah."
It is certain that tney met at the
command of God to take part in a
sacred service. It is safe to conjec
ture that the representatives present,
—the elders, heads, judges , and offi
cers—were very numerous.
2. The Recapitulation; verses 2-13.
Joshua was a logical speaker as well
as a brave general This :
of God's goodness goes on from
strength to strength with cumulative
force. He gives four proofs of God's
favor to the nation : 1. What he,had
done for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob;
verses 2; 3, 4. The ancestors of
Abraham dwelt beyond the flood; lit
erally, "the river;" i. e., the Euphra
tes, They lived in 'Tr of the Chal
dees; but Terah—the father of Abra
ham.--whosa nomadic habits induced
him to leave that region, died in Ha
ran (Carrae) in Mesopotamia. (Wp
have accepted here the conjecture c,f
many recent scholors that "Ur of the
Chaldees" was situated in the real
Chaldma—the IoW country near the
PMsian Gulf). Jcistma's statement
is every explicit "They (Abra
ham's ancestors) served.other:gods."
This makes it, plain that. Torah
was an idolater. It is a legiti
mate question whether Abraham was
a worshipper of idols. Knobel says:
"Whether, according to one author,
Abraham also was originally an idol
ater, is rather to be denied thanTuf
firmed; compare Gen. xxxi; 53." It
seems probable that Abraham was
reared and trained in the usages. and
ideas of a patriarchal religion—a re-
ligion based on the fatherly relation
of God to man. The natural tenden
cy of such a religion (as has been
said) is to the worship of .tutelary
grids of "the family, or of the tribe.
From this simple and most pardona
ble form of idolatry, Abraham was
rescued, first by a special divine rev
elation, and second; by his being
called away from his kindred and by
his sojourn in Canaan, "here he en
joyed frequent fellowship with the
One God. There, worshipping and
serving Jehovah witht marvellous
steadfastness and purity, he received
his only, son, Isaac, as a pledge of
God's love—in whom all the families
of the earth were to be blessed. Ja
cob's line divided into two branches,
—roue maintaining the worship of Je
hevah, the other mingling itself with
heathen impurities. But the golden
line of grace can be tracedl in Jacob's
family and in Jacob's history.
(2). God's favor is seen in the de
liverance of Israel from Egypt. There
were two steps in this deliverance :
(1). The embassy ef,•Moses and Aa
ron, and the infliction of the, ten
plagues; verse 5. And (2) the 'de
struction of • the Egyptians in the
Bed Sea; verses 6, 7.
(3). God's favor is shown in the
victory over the Amorites and the
frustration of Baalam's curse; verses
8,9, 10. In connection with verse 8,
Compare Numb. xxi: 21-35. There
seems to be a transposition of the
12th verse in the 'received text. It
should probably follow'the Bth verse;
as it is explanatory of,it. For previ-,
one references to "the hornet,' see
Exod. xxiii: 28. and Dent. vii: 20.
(Compare . article, "hornet," in
Smith's Bible Dictionary). It is no
doubt a figure for the terror , and dis-
COuragement which Jehovah would
inspire among their enemies.
lln what sense did Balak, king of
"Aloala, war against Israel? He did
not contend in battle.: He probably
lacked the courage to
But he warred (as the last clause of
the 9th verse explains) by hiring
Balsam to curse tl;lete. _ See Numb.
xxii: 24. •
(4). 43rod's favor is manifested (hie
last point) in the, crossing of theJor
dan—the capture of. Jericho —and
the victory • ever the Canaanites
'verse 11. Dr. Crosby annotates :,
"There . 'seems to .. be an apposition
bare rd% "the wen (or powwows)
N . o. ;mt.,
, - "N. ••• i 1
\ I <' l ' . • - '
• • , r----40
Of Jericho." Jericho, as. an import
ant frontier city, may have had in it
representatives of all the seven na•
tions of Canaan ' for defense against
Israel. Notice that the Girgashites
appear here at Jericho, who after.
ward disappear." Verse 13 follows
verse 11, and expands its meaning.
It will be seen from this explana
tion that the great thought of the
lesson is God's favor to Israel. This;
thought the "GOlden Text " en
divines. How Joshua makes this
truth a means of securing the person
al consecration of the people should
be pointed out in the latter part of
the chapter. It will be well to im
press- this duty from such a passage
as Romans 1.
[War the BEPOIITILER
PETER TEE GREAT.
Peter the Great, by the transport
ation of his elder sister, Sophia, into
Siberia,' came into. power at the age
of 18, when hA fotind himself ,at the
bead of the largest empire of the
world, though by no means the most
powerful, for the reason that the peo-
ple were , in a state of savage barbar
ism,;about equal to that of the Hin
doos of the present day. They had
a written language, but the little that
was written , in that language was by
the priests, and consisted of religious
treatises,' and slew works on kindred
subject& - The standing army was
quite large, it is true, but they were
but little better than 'a - band of sav
ages, as they had no training what
Immediately upon coming into,
power, he resolved to free his people
from the bigotry of the priests: , to
give the poorer classes_ a better
chance for education; to intreidace
the sciences and arts among them;
to mske for them a nation to Wear-.
ed and respected among the great
powers of the world. To do this, he
knew be must have a standing army
at hothe to protect him from
invasion, and a navy to protect his
vessels in foreign ports. Consequent
ly one of his first acti was to order
some of the young nobles to travel
into Gerthany, Italy, and other coun
tries, fOr the express purpose of
learning the science of war.
After arranging matters at home,
he himielf started upon a journey--
through England and Germany, fit
the politese of learning how to Imild
ships and to command a fleet, altho'l
as yet he had no water to launch - a
ship upon; he also took it upon him
self to - learn as mach of the other
trades and sciences as possible; and
it is said when he returned he took
with him more than 500 workmen of
the different crafts. In the mean
while he had levied - light, tax, the
first thing of the kind ever done in
that country, and upon returning he
set about raising, equipping, and
training an army for the purpose of
making some additions to his territo
ry, and having a place where he
could launch a fleet; consequently he
attacked several tribes nE on his
north-west• boundary. and took in
- the Gulf of Finland and some of the
Baltic Sea : here upon this.coast be
founded the city of St... Petersburg,
and started his . navy.
Thenee he marched south, and laEd
siege to' the city of Azof, which be
longed to Turkey, and . after a time
succeeded in this,also. This extend
ed his dominions to the sea of Azof,
where he - -commenced building more
ships. Proud of these victories, and
being greedy, he made the attempt
to conquer some provinces belonging
to Charles XII., of Sweden; bat here
he had his match, for Charles loved
war, and had a well trained army,
with which he defeated Peter's army
of comparatively untrained troops,
Not content with merely driving Pe
ter off, he pursued the war, and ow
ing to the superior discipline of his
' troops, ,Peter's army was ignomin
iously defeated in a number of bat
tles; but this proved a grand training
hopl . for the Russian army, and in
short 'time they were able to turn
the tide of the war, but here Charles
called to his assistance the Turks,
who stil held their grudge against
the Ruseiane; but a treaty was con
cluded !jest at the critical point as
Peter was about to fall 'into the
hands of the enemy, only howeverby
his making largeconcessions to them.
Many historians have portrayed
him as a model man, a paragon of
excellence: and it is true that the
empire of Russia owes much of its
present greatness to him. He it was,
who started their commerce; caused
the best books he could select from
other languages to be translated in
to Russian; who first gave them the
science of arithmetic; whb introduc
ed fleetly all the - arts known upon
the continent, including, music, paint
ing, etc.,. to their uncultivated minds,
and brought the comforts of civilized
life within their reach.
Yet?, with all these many virtues,'
he was not the than he should have
been. ln his private life, he was
guilty' of many_ things that would
have made the very devil's blush for
shame. -He caused his own son to
be ptd, to death in a most unnatural
manner. If he caught any of his
servants defrauding him, he would
order them to be hung; sometimes
he would have fifteen or twenty hung
at a time. He would take part in
assisting the work, and seemed to
take great pleasure in sending them
to their doom. Thus showing that
he laelted something—that- there was
something very wrong underlying all
his gii i od acts.. I - fancy that I can
see h im -as he must have looked : a
man of large frame, unusually large
head,l somewhat angular, massive
forehead, heavy eyebrows, - deep-set
grays eyes, prominent - nose, wide
month kept firmly shut, showing
great decision , and force of character,
his heavy, square -built frame show
ing a good constitution, much sus- -
cnlar-',strength and power of endu
Thns you have a pen-picture of
the man who i3orkKl his life-time for
his country, whose good deeds have,
been in the mouth of nearly every
one, for they are many; but the bad
deede have been cloaked as much as
possible from the eyes of the world.
A. A. G.
TO a diary, the most difficu
thin to keep is a lead pensili
$2 per .A.mitun in A:4l.vitarice.
THE OHILDREN'a 011118 ADE.
At the beginning of the thirteenth
century, Europe; was_ jarred. by nu
merous wars; some of them Were do
mestic, and others hid, been under
taken by royal or noble adventrirers,
greedy,for conquest. Fire and the
sword had passed from kingdSm.to
kingdom . ; the people were itnpover•
ished and sick of violence end war.
Civilization was , at a low ebb, arid
then everywhere: were wnary`of their
long sttiggles for peace: Into this
condition of society came way worn
pilgrims froin the - Holy, Leal, bring
ing tidings of the wretched plight of
the shrines which Christian hands .
had reared, and. telling harrowing
tales of the indignities heaped on
holy men who went to worship or
pay their vows at the birthplace and
sepulcher of Oar Lord.
To these. appeals ford succor there
was no response. The iconutry was
poor and the people tired of wars. A
crusade would not pay.l, The popu
lar religion of the times Was- not
much better than heathenism; and
'the threats and entreaties of priests
were alike unheeded.
In the gloomy , old town of Cloyes,
Billeted in the part of ; France now
known as the Department at pare
et-Loire, in 1212, lived a soung lad
named Stephen. i' The scant history
of the times tells ui only that he was ,
a.shepherd boy, that he was about
sixteen years old, and that he tended
a flock on the hills of the -Loire,
which flows through the town. Hia
faMily name is I4oc recorded, He is
known in history only as Stephen of
• Stephen had .heard the passionate
appeals of the priests,:and had seen
the _tears of returning' pilgrims as
they recounted the perils of 'the way
to the Holy Land, and pictured the
sufferings which Oar Lard, had en
dured through his disciples at Jeru
salem. His heart had been st,irred
within him as hS saw that :here wits
not one to help the distresseil church
and her faithful eroßs-bearera
There appeared to him, one day, a
strange man, who cQwmended• his
zeal and pious tears. To the-wonder
„stricken, rapt youth, he announced
himself as Jesrts Christ. He gava
hica a commission to preach acrn
sade to the children, promising that
h6'sliotdd lead to Palestine :.an army
that should occupy the land and re
store the , Holy Sepulcher. Into his
hand he delivered a letter -to the
King of Franco, cominanaing the
monarch to aid the Heaven; appoint-
ed apostle of the, new crusade.. Fill
ed with rapture Stephen Il d w to his
parents, told his -marvellous: story,
and exhibited his celestial i letter to
the king. The simple people listened
with amazement and perplexity. They
asked for the heavenly visitant; but
he had disappeared
. as • ray4teriously
as he came. We•can only guess who
and what he /was.. Probably ne was
a priest of the ; neighborhood, who,
hearing of Stephen's kindling enthu
siasm, had disguised himself in pil
grim garb, and thus visited and
misled the simple boy.
, Stephen soon proved how apt a
pupil he was. 'Fired witli strange
ardor, and gifted with great natural
powers of oratory; the lad kindled
innumerable hearts with'; burning
zeal. Leaving Cloyes, lie: went to
St. Denys, then famous as the burial
Owe of the the martyr
Placing himself before the Shrine of
this early victim to the rage of the
heathen, he addressed the multitude
who came thither to worship. ,
The people heard with ,'awe, not
unmixed with!, doubt.. The religion
of the time -.was overlaid' With reach I
ridiculous superstition. Ikgends of '
heaven' deities •, were , intsrmin,gled
with monkish tales and lies. Divine
appearances and angelic visitations
were believed to be, common; and'
not a few were ready to 40Cept Ste
phen as a divinely-appeinted proph . -
et. He ia said to have .healed the
sick by,his touch; and the fame of
his youth, piety, and. high mission,
spread far and ] wide. Nevertheless,
there was no movement of the people'
toward his banner. Men :were dis
turbed by the Civil wars that then
rent France. There were; many ru
lers, and,the fertile provinces of that
beautiful land Were trampled by hos
tile forces. But - --the children were
caught up by •this strange enthusi
asm. Like a contagion, the crusad
ing spirit spread from Britrany to the
Rhine. Stephen traversal the cone,
try, speeding from city to city, and
everywhere calling on'- the children
to hear the voice of God eornmand
ing them to save the Holy:City. from
tile defilement Of the Moslems.
The young apostle must: have ben
a youth of rare power. His appear:
ance was in all places hailed with
wild enthusiasaa He fascinated the
children and yoUth. Inspired by his
words, these younn- °
people neemel to
be tratulfused with an unaccountable
zeal. They passed into
• 'd state of
spiritual esaltatieki now oasily to be
rinderstood. , Boys and girls, of ten
or twelve years of ago, left their
games and toys, or them tasks and
homes, and joined, the thrie-puinted,
blood-red banner of the .young cru
sader. Here arid there, minor proph
ets sprang up, preaching the sacred
mission of Stephen and aVowing him
as their leader. Like Bailie the
movement spread, sweeping children
Of tender yedrs, and even itaturer
youths, into the ranks of the aug
menting array. Children escaped
from the confinement in, which pax
rents .thought ] it necessary to put
them; they werce deaf to the voica of
authority and the call of affection.
They flew, they ran; they poured,
they tumultuously streamed to the
banner of the Children's Crusade,.
re echoing °nee more the, cry which
had followed the fiery cross of Petr
the Hermit, "God wills it ! God wills
it !" • I.
The King of Prance was forced to
tarn hi!lattention froM his ambitions
and selfish plans, and to regard at=
tentively this phenomenon. Not dar•
ing to suppress a: crusade, he asked .
the opinion of' the Uniiersity of Pa •
ris. The learned doctors of that - con-
Mayo very' sensibly, jwe mus,t think,
advised that the matter he telpped.
This was not 'so easy. The infatun
tion had grown too strong in volume.
The 'government was, powerless
against these ehisitre streams of sink
ing; praying children. Like r rolling
snowball, the vast 'mass grew as it
moved, until conntbise numbersihtur
poured into the colainns of Stephens'
array, People were; aghast at their
own inability to lay a straw in the
way of tide wonderful army.
"We are a young married c,o l nple
with tyro children. Ilefont marriage
we were bah fond of society. Now,
our means being reduced, I am i not
able to dress, so that I hive slipped
out of society. II am happy at home,
but I want, too. He is away all day 1,
except of ifvenings,land 'emotionally
all night,-so that I'lsee very liitle of
him, and it grows worse and wersee l l
During, my last confinement toO/vaii r
away very often at' young people's
parties, though I begged him not-to
go. He says be gets little recreation,'
but I get none. We never have a
disagreement; he is Certainly the best ;
and kindest of men, and we love each ,
other dearly. Am I unreasonable? "
You do right not, toquarrel. This
will 'not make home attractive. We
wish that it had been your husband
who asked as about the propriety of
his cenduct. We
,should have Said :
Young man, you are_making One of
the greatest errors Of life/ YtM are 11
'doing what must in [ time wean from
you one of the most faithful of wivee.
Your admiring friends do not , love
you ; but she would ,die for you. 11
When at last she has grown weary of
caring , for your children alone, 'and
has grown peevish and discontented,
nervous, and , dejected and discour
aged, you will see that no [ fool.-ever
made so poor a bargain since the
world was made. on do not ,mean
to be heartless, butt you tire 'erue4l
and if yon go on in this selfish , and
cruel [social desertion - of your wife,
yon—pleasant and4,itty young fellow
that you are,' .will commit scarcely
less than a crime: beg pardon for
harsh words—but this answer is not
meant for one husband, but bun= j
dreds. • We Say to i;very one of;such
men—you are in a fair way to be a !I
wife-murderer. You are, killing a
loving heart by inches. ' You khave
selfishly and thoughtlessly betrayed
the confidence of a: woman who did
not Marry yon expecting to be left in
STOP Aftl MEND TEiE BocxnE.-;Yort,„
have read in histciry.of that hero,
who,when an overwhelming force was ,
in full pursuit;'and - all his followers
were urging him to a more rapid
flight, coolly dismon!rited in order to
'repair a flaw in MS horse's harness. p
Whi!e brisied With the broken
buckle, the distant cloud swept down
in nearer thunders;' but just as the - 1
prttneincr 'hoofs and eager spearsysera
ready Co dash doWn, upon him, the
flaw was mended, the clasp was fas
tetted, thel steull was mounted, and,
like a swooping 'falcon. he had van
ished from their vidw. The' broken
buckle - Woubi l have -left Mtn on the I,
field a -dismounted and-inglorious
prisoner. The timely delay sent him)
in :safety back to his buzzahig'com , :,,t
rusts:' I I
There is in daily life the same pre
cipitancy, and the same profitable rj
delay. The man whii,from his prayer
less waking, bouncqs off into the bus
iness of the
l day, 'however gond his
talents or great his-diligence, is only
galioping, on a stee ‘ d harnessed With
a broken buckle, and'inust not j mar
vel if in his l hottest haste, - or I most
hazardous leap, he be left ingloriously
in the dust ; nd, though it'maY oc
casion some little delay beforehand,
his neightior wise Who sets all in
order before he march begins.
BEF. that teacher in the Sunday I
school, Tnel - e is nothing strikin,,,,o•
her or in her classi. nobody. thinks of
her as a remarkable worker; she is a
flow r; that VoonaS almost unseen,
hitt she is none the lesii" fragrant.
There is a Bible-woman; she is men
tioned in the report as making so
many visits a l week; but nobody dis 7
covers all she is doinglor the poor
and needy, andboW many are saved 1
inthe Lord, through. her instrnmen-
Hunrds of God's dear ser
vants ,are se Ting ;Him without the
encOnragement of:. man's approving ;
eye, yet are not alone—the Father is
v.ith them. --3.1
t . I Never mind where you work; t care.l
more about -how you work. Never I
mind who sees, if ;God approves. If
he smiles be content: We cannot be
always sure !when-we are most nse
fut. It is not thefacerage you )sow ; 41
it is the multiplication which 'Godi
gives to the seed-Which.will male up j
the harvest. Yon have leas to' do
With being faithfuf. Your mainJom-l•
fort is that in your labor, you are not:,
alone, for God, -thy Eternal one,' wbo.l -
finides the marchis of the stars„ is
with you.—Spurgeioiz. '
...: A ' 1 ITIL 1
MOVING TUE IiOCK or .aoF..9.=zuo)
geed people of the town of R---== -- ,
were talking ofnadving their meeting-"
house to a mor agreeable locality.i
Aniong the advoc Jes of the,lmovel
ment none were ore earnest thanl
old Deacon A. ,who, by the way, hadi
au tincoutrollatNl4 habit of sleepini
in •plinrch. No Matter how interest .j
ing'i the discourse, the, old Deacon
was sure to drop'; elff'abont inch a',l,
time. On the Sabbath preceding the
day appointed for! moving the lionse,l
thepastor preached an interesting"
sermon on " Tiie Rock of -Agis.l
Growing eloquent in' his - remarks, tnq
good minister finally added, I with]
groat emphasis :
‘.' Who can move it?"
The Deacon hating been asieeP al
usual, woke up just in time to lcatch
the query ; thinking the pastor re'l
ferred to the meeting-hOuse, he rose
up in his - seat and exclaimed:: - . i
'I 'll bring over my yoke of steers,,
and they 'll jerk :it along the 'whole'
distance, if you'll keep Plenty
hard wood rollers under it.,", ---, . ' 4 4.
The Deacon never slept in meeting
after that. ,
I ) .I,DDY'I2I MISTOLE. couple of,'
Irish lads, wishing to obtains littl
extra, pocket money, determined
go into the country daring harvest '
time and-work imong the farmers.,
Eacountering a kindly-looking man
of this class, iiiey made apphcati+
for employ-Li:lent. '
" Can_ you biadle?" asked t*
Now -an Irirhman in searchof
work was -never known to confess iV,
porance of -anything ; but this goes- '
Lion was a puzzler. -The boys looke l ,d
at each other, as if for a suggestion.
No use. At length Dennis, looking
boldly at the farmer, said :
"OA course we . can cradle, but
cuddent 'ye give us a job Out doors
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Ascr.r, Old party+-"Copdtict r,
'AY didn't you J wake me -Up •ite I.
aSked ypn? Herr I am miles!beyo - d
m'y ' t3 t a tion." Cohdoetor-.----"lldid tiy,
sir, but all I could get • onC 'of yen
was, g All right,Xaria '...get the chil
dreh their breakfast, and I'll be. dowel
in eminute." '1
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