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THE CENTRAL' HOTEL,
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[no% il 75
BOARDING AND ECIIANGE
The undersigned having rented the old Means
House Bin!, and provided himself with
NEW BUGGIES ANDiWAGONS,
Is now prepared to areolutorAate the public at
*i'Sew• Buggies for sale cheap".
Towanda, ra„'J nly 15, IE7B
Winild respectfully announce that he Is continuing
thd.Market bIIbiTIVSN at the old stand Matlock &
litiodell, and will at all times keep a full supply.of
FRESH & SALT MEATIS,
GARDEN VECIETA I ,BLES,
ar All Goods delivered Free of Charge
Towanda, Pa., June In, IN?
T HE OLD MARBLE YARD
The un rslened having purchaaell the 'MAR
BLE Y. RI) h f the late Ilk:0116E McCABE,
sires olnform ti piddle that having employed
experienced men. he Is prepared todo all kinds of
work In the Ilue or
l'oeson. desiring anything in the Marble line are
,vi4•d to rail and examine work, and save agents'
Towanda, Pa., Nov 18, I'B7B. I.4tf
The undersigned having purchased from Mr
McKean the-COAL YARD
AT THE FOOT OF PINE STREET, NEAR THE
Invites the patronage of his old friends and the
. public generally. I shall keep a fultast•otttuent
PITTSTON, WILKESBARRE AND LOYAL
t SOCK COAL,
AND SHALL SELL AT
LOWEST PRICES FOR CASH.
Towanda, Fa., Aug. 21. 187 a, • 12y1
BEIDLEMAN'S BLOCK, BRIDGE STREET
FRESH, -AND SALT MEATS,
DRIED BEEF, FISH, POULTRY,
GARDEN VEGETABLES AND BERRIES IN
N. N. It ETTS, Cashier
(ON VIE EVIIOPEAN PLAN,)
stable , at!ached.
WM. HENRY, PEornizTov.
ROSECRANSE & BREWER,-
POULTRY, FIST', OYSTERS,
B. W. LANE.'
E. D. RUNDELL,
OfixterA in their . Season
E. D. RUNDELL
STILL IN OPERATION
In tbe:rery best Inanuer 2114 at lowest rates.
MYER a; DEVOE
Keep on hand,
THEIR SEASON, &c
Si' All goods delivered free of charge.,
Towanda, Pa., May 4.4. ISM
LTST . OF LEGAL BLA NKS.
Prlnf , d :ffict kept on gale at I:lel:Erni:I Fit OFT/CZ
at wholesale Pr :etall
._ Collector's Rood.
Lease. A -
• Constable's Return.
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A VIBION OF NQVSKBEIL
Last night I salty the West
In sunset splendors drest, -
Its heralds, robed In purple, swept across the gold
' entrain ;
And many a golden spire, .
As daylight paled Its tare,
Streamed upward to the zenith, and paled, and
And clouds of deepening purple, like c rilps upon
Left wakes of glowing anger along the southward
Of the shadowy horlzen,—the leaden !Allowed
And blended with the shadows of twilight, gray
Slept a gulden and crimson Leland on the bosom of
On many a sheeny river
I saw the shadows quiver—
As shadows that swept over a 11014 of ripead
/down Its purple rnoriatalun whose peaks were
were all aflame. • -
Flowed rills of burnished Sliver from eluntless
Along the shining ♦alley tight shadows went and
Like shimmering heats of summer, of the -flutter
ing or wings.
And then from pole to pole
J. deeper shadow stole,
As cloud the waveless waters wherc'besten by the
The ulght wind's of „November sang a funeral re-
But the beauty of that vision in my Inmost soul
Crimson Island, goldened highland, purple fleet
mot amber sra
Where, by twilight nor by .mldnight shall its
hues be dimmed;
Where, by no chill winds of autumn shall Its van-
IshlnK be hymned ;
Where, through time, and thence forever, It
• shall glow to gladden me
A be tiled /'ale.
arper'g 31agaztu,. for October
such a stirring preacher to-daY---a
hoine missionary. lie set the whole
Vosiness before us in a new light; be
urged upon us the necessity of action.
If nearer duties detained us, we ought
to give tithes of our incomes, he said.
Mr. Andoveradded a few remarks to
emphasize the missionary's, and then
the box was Passed. Of course . 1
ha ln't any money. I thought some
what ,of putting in the ring Aunt
Ilolyoke left me, but didn't dare.
Afterward, Mr. Andover said if any
one. had come to church unprepaied,
she could leave ber.mite in his hands
at any time, to be forwarded for the
good cause. I told Philip, who over
took me on the way from church,
how much I was interested, and how
. muci I wished I were rich enough to
contribute ; and he only laughed and
pooh-poohed, and called me a relig
ions enthusiast. Mother says she
wishes Philip wouldn't haunt me go
much-;that . since he has broken oilr
engagement because we were too
and no likelihood of
growing richer, as his father had Just
failed, he ought not to act as if I be
longed to him still. I suppose he
thinks it diminishes my chances; but
I don't want any more " chances."
I don't believe I shall ever marry
neither will Philip; . and why
should we not be friends? Old Mrs.
A bernethy'told me, directly after the
engagement was off, that she always
knew Philip Devereaux was selfish
and mercenary. I should have given
her a piece Of my mind if she hadn't
been old enough to be my grand
mother, and hadn't meant it kindly.
1107 unhappy I was when Nell Will
dams got angry with :rne, - anci said she
idn't believe that Philip ever meant
i t b marry me, and would never marry
any girl without a• fortune! That,
ended our friendship.
Th it rsda y.—Philip is going-away!
t is like a thunder-bolt. He is going
into business in. New Ydrk. Perhaps
he will make a fortune; who knows?
Not that I care for money. Mr. An.:
lover ; brought Inc book to read to
mothe-ri and a bunch of ~ s carlet c'bl
umbines.- How I wish she could see
their rich color and graeeA I told
him that 1. had grown a sudden inter
est in hoine missions, and- wished
there was something 1 could do for
he poor people the Rev. Mr.,Gerrish
ibld us about. " Your mission is
already marked out for.you ' " he said.
"-You are eyes to the blind, and sun
stdoe -to those who sit in shadow."
ralways think Mr. 'Andover is a
plain than till he smiles.
Tuesday—Philip is gone! He .
bade me good-Lye at the gate last
night, under the stars. Ile is going
_to write often. It is horribly lone
some td-day ; what would 'a lifetime
be without him ! I've ' beguiled my
self Oinking over a plan for raising
money for the home missions. I've
sold Aunt Holyoke's ring. It was a
pretty ring, but the jeweler only gave
me two dollars for it, with which
have' bought. a lottery ticket. It
doesn't draw till the Ist of - July, and
than how proud I should 'be to take
a thousand dollars over to the par
sonage for the cause, and how sur
prised Mr. Andover would be !
Wedruwlay.— Very dull. Read
" Paradise Lost" to mother.
Thunday,2o.—Mr. Andover called;
- naked if I had heard from Mr. Dever
eaux.l'm afraid something-hail hap
pened to him.
June 80.—A short but delightful
letter from Philip. He is too busy
to write much or often. Mr. Ando
v.er is going to give me German les
MYER & DxVOE
July s.—The lottery ticket ilr4iv
nothing. I could have cried. Vbuilt
so many eagles. The very next
number to mine drew ,five hundred
dollars. I painted a little horseshoe
—Ferman forget-me-nots on a 'gold
ground—and Mr. Ashley, the, sta
tioner, sold it for me for five dollars.
I was thunder-struck. Who could
have thought it worth so much ? I
mean to buy a ticket in 'the Royal
Havana Lottery this time. Perhaps
this is the beginning of luck.
July 11.—Wrote to Philip. Mr..
Andover came to give me a German
lesson, and afterward read to mother
and - me from the German authors: I
told him; just as he was leaving, that
I had heard from Philip because he
- Sod .
Wtiere Arcturus nightly marches
Under the spangled arches,
The gold paled Into gray—
The cloudshtps sailed away—
TOWAN)A, BRADFORD COUNTY, Pit t , THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER, 20, 1879.
i , •
'asked /before, Thought be • looked
diipleased or something;-perhaps he
I'm wanting in proper spirit,
torrespond with Philip since our
engement.is broken. .
.AuguSt,7---Philiri is so buiy that be
can't i find ‘time4o write often. I've
had only thleeletters since he left,
but he says that mine make sunshine
in la ishady place for him. Squire
Cu is told Nell - Williams that his
da ghter Annette, who is visiting at
Co. ey Island, met Philip there at a
hop. " I'm. glad the poor fellow has
sothe diversions," I said, but I was
very sorry she mentioned-lit before
Mr. Andovel• and mother. 'Of course
a man cannot work day and night. •
*),luguse 11.—Such weather is too
splendid to enjoy alone. Mr. Ando
ver; rowed me up to the Artichoke
Mier. It was like fairy-land, all the
bodghs of -the trees leaning across
from shore to shore, and the moon
light and stars sifting through, and
painting,^ . weird shadows upon the
water. Restidg upon his oars,
he ang to me a gqndelied which he
lea . ned abroad, thht. seemed just a
pa of the moonlight, the smooth
river and _ the- summer. What they
werle -to the eye, his song was_to the
ear i I wish Philip could sing. '
4ugust 12.—The most astonishing
thing has happened. I can hardly
believe.. I have • been in a state of
supreme excitement ever since the
mail came in. What will Philip say?
I have never been so happy since the
day he told me he had"made up his
mind that he. was -selfishly standing
in my light, and that our engagement
must be broken till he should see his
wayielear to a fortune. - Nothing r
urged could- change Os - noble resolve.
But no.w there is no longer 'any need
of separation, his way is clear to ii_
fortrine. I have drawn a prize in the
Royal- Havana Lottery! Good luck
under a horseshoe. ;,-.
August. 13.—Mr. Andover came `to
give me my lesson. He saidil looked
as it I had heard good news.. wrote
Philip all abodt it, and hOw- , happy I
am to know that our days of separa
tion are ended—that he must feel' it
as much his money as mine, and that
though we will- not be very, very rich
—hot nearly as rich as Squire Cutts
—vet we call live in comfort -and
happiness, thihampered by debt or
poverty. How surprised, how happy,
..he Will be !
-.I fryed ./.....c _ A Philip halS received
my good nevus by this time. Pi and is in
the 'seventh heaven.'. :
letter from Phillip. - Per
haps it is too early to look for one.
o.—i shall never have the happi-,
nes4 . of ; expecting a letter from Philip
again. Perhaps I am only punished
for my selfishness. bought the lot
tery, ticket, t 9 he sure, in order to
benefit the home mission, but the
temptation to•benefit Philip and my
sellwas too great. When I drew tbc
prize I doubted at the time whether
I did not owe it all to the home mis
skin, but as I had only hoped to draw
a thousand dollars at most for that
cause, my scruples were overruled
selfishness. My religious enthusiasm,
as .Philip once called 'it, died out
when it came into Competition with
my own happi i ness. I mil punished,
indeed. I was so happy, too, when
I started under Mr. Anddver's con
voy.for the ch-urch picnic. I had no
doubt but Philip was on his way.to
mect.me and % rhake arrangements - for
oar marriage,; because he had not.
written. Perhaps he would be at
home waiting i for me-when I returned,
talking it over with mother. I was
.so sure oflis• love. t By-and-by f got
tired strolling in the woods and
hunting for .maiden hair fern with
Mr.!Anddver, and 'rat down by some
trees, a little apart from the others,
to think and enjoy. And presently
I heard _Miss Anne Cutts reading a
letter aloud to Mrs. Blair; and her
droning voice was hushing me off to
"our wedding Is ?from! for October. I wanted to
watt till Chrbittnas, tout my lord and master object..
ed. My gown Is already erdefed of Worth. I shall
be married In church by Mr. Andover.
••liuur attevtlouate. ttlece,
N ETTE C u Its ."
Wris Miss Anne Oats still reading
aloud, or had I dreamed 'this about
the wedding . and Mr. Andover? I"
opened my eyes and saw a little bird
tiltingon 'a spray, and immediately
Mrs. Blair broke the spell by saying,.
" Bless me, Anne! it's a good match
for Philip Devereaux, now isn't
A lucky 'day for him when he broke
off With Bellle Ford !" 'And I heard
no More; the trees and the bird
seemed to swimbefore me in a cloud .
of Mist. I stood up and steadied
myself against a bowlder, and Mr.
Andover came and put my_ arm in
his and took me home. And this. is
Philip untrue ! Philip the lover of
another l It is 'unreal. I cannot
scent to grasp it. •
Auglll4 22.—A letter from Philip
.Devereaux.„ . After all,- I thought,
maybe it vias gossip and hear-say.
The sight of the tiinillar handwriting
se the blood spinning through my
ye' s. He congratulated me on my
Os IA luck, .and• . added : " Having
b -.'' ken our engagement when we were
lit beggars, howl could ',renew it
no , because you have become rich ?
We not the world—our world—
have the right to point tile finger of,
scorn at me ? I cannot accept such
generosity, Belle, even for your sake,
but. must - still plod on." Once I
should have thought these sentiments
_Whereas I was blind, now
I see. Ile thinks that I kriose-noth
ine the affair of Annette.Cutts,
or helms not the courage to break it
to me. •
September 15.-4 have resumed my
German studies, to divert my mind.
Everybody is talking of the4pproaeh
ing, marriage...l told Mr. Andover
about the prize,and.asked if:lie would
take'it for home missions.
" Have you the money in hand ?"
• "No; have not: . even sent on my
ticket. I have me ! rely, been notified
that .I find drawn the .amount."
"! my dear - Miss' Belle," he said,
r pardon me—but I do not approve of
`• Neither do I, any.longer."
may be a foolish scruple," he
puisued ; " most people would laugh
at it; but it seems to me that money
obtained in that way does more harm
that' good—will not be blessed in
"[Perhaps not," I said ; " but what
REGARDLESS OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANY QUARTER.
shall I do with it?• I feel like the;wian
who drew the elephant."
" Suppose you destroy the ticket,
and do nothing ibout it?" •
"Very returned. "I wish
I had never bought it." And so I
held it in the gas jet ; and reduced
the fortun'e that was to have made me
happy to a pinch of ashes:
October I.—A dreadful thing hi►s
happened. Squire Cutts has died
insolvent. It will postpone Annette':
wedding. I hear that the order for
her wedding gown has been counter
manded. But. if Philip loves her, she
is still rich. All the kingdoms of the
earth cannot buy love.
June, 1:878.--It is more than a
year "since I commenced this diary,
and how much has occurred ! I have
often wondered how Philip Dever ,
cans bore himself after Annette Cutts
married old General Battles, with his
millions and his gout, preferring a
palace without-love to love in a cot
tage. Yesterday I wandered into the
pine woods alone. Mr. Andover and
I have'been there so often that all its
treasures pf shade and sunlight, of
soaring pines and. hunible mosses,
seemed to — Belong to us. Its . w4pding
ways are like enchantment, luring us
on to more beauty and serenity.' It
is like walking through dim cathe-
dral aisles as we tread upon the car
pet of pine needles '
and hear the
wind fluting through the branches,
while spit y incense is wafted about,
and sweet-thoughts come.like a ben
ediction. You scarcely hear'an ap
proaching footstep,.and I rva'S gath
ering . some fern, when sonic one
close beside me said, " Isabelle! Isa
belle! - a voice that sounded
strangely familiar, but was not Mr.
Andover's; a voice that seemed to
conjtire a vision of starry slimmer
and sweet scents, and tender words,
in an instant before I could turn. I
never once thought of Philip Dever
eaux, but there /e: stood, smiling and
debonair, as if we had only parted a'n,
hour ago. " Your mother told me / I
should find you here," he said, taking
my unwilling,. hand. " See, I pjeked
a tour-leaved clover as I e:amezacross
the meadow ; that means luck. Isa
belle, can you forgive me?"
" Yes, indeed," I answered, hearth
15; " and thank you, too.".
" I was a fool, Isabelle." "
• . " And so was I."
" Isabelle , don't turn away your
head. I never lOved Annette. I love
you. You have no cause for jealousy.
I have come back to marry you, Isa.
" I shall never marry you, Philip,"
I said. " I do not love you any
" Not love me!" he: cried. ""Oh,
I understand; you have some natural
"But no love." And then he fell
to protesting and expostulating, wipe
we walked out of the pine woods to
gether ; and just as we emerged into
the mai, we met Mr. Andover: He
bowed - awl passed on. I knew he had
come to look for me. I parted with
Philip at the gate, where-We parted
once before, and to-day it is all ovef
town that our engatrement is. renewed:
June /6.'--Mr. ° Andover has not
been to see me since the day I met
him coming out of the pine woodS
with Philip.. Philip called, but I de
clined the interview.
.true 18.--Met Mr. Annoyer walk
ing on the causeway . by the river.
He turned slid joined. me.. An .old
woman came out of a fishing-hut
presently, and begged for money.
As he opened his purse something
glittering fell put at-his feet. It was
Aunt Holyoke's ring. He picked it
up. " You used to wear this,"
said ; " that is why I bought it."
" You were very good. Did you
mean to give it to me ?" I asked.
4 ‘ If you will take my heart with
GOLD FIELDS OF CALiFonxi.4..—Yor
hundreds of miles along the western
base of the Sierras are gold-hearing
veins :arid placers, awaiting develop
ment that will yield a proiltabler're
tnrn to the energy and [honey of the
capitalists who will yet seek this field
as one of the best and most reliable
to be found on the globe.. Here will
be found every facility of a warts cli
mate, accessibility, cheap and availa-
hie power, and every concomitant
that can make the busin'ess profitable
above the cost of production. The'
gold mines of California, notwith
standing the vast treasures they have'
given to the world, are comparatively
unworked fields. The gold-bearing
veins are practically witlut limit,
and the dead river channels are,only
beginning - to yield their inexhausti
ble stores. This is not an over-drawn
estimate of the gold fields of Califor
' -nia, and far-seeing men are:beginning
to realize the importance of giving
more attention to them as - a source
that will be lasting and reliable in
-Weeping up an equable production
of the metal that is - pre-eminently
the need wherever the wheels of in
dustry are in- motion or commerce
spreads its sails.—Grass Valley (Cal.)
THE OYSTER AND Fisn BUSINESS.
—These two important industries of
the country have never bad the at
tention given them their - size and
importance demands, the want of
.placed our government at
much loss and disadvantage in the
past. The United . States fish com
mission having been requested by
the superintendent of the census to
furnish a full.and detailed report of
these industries, have commissioned
a full corps of officers, who arc now
in the field and will prosecute their
inquiriis along the entire Atlantic
and Pacific -coasts. Mr. Ernest In
gersoll, of Washington, special agent
in charge of the oyster inquiry, is at
present at work lb this port:
visit's every port from here to theATulf
in this investigation. The refforts
from the fish commission will be
looked for with interest, and all en
gaged in the trade, either directly. or
indirectly, will, we know, take pleas
ure in giving full informatioc to the
special agents as they call on them.
WITES you bear of,the woman who has
made twenty-four clothes-pins last her
fourteen years you can make up your
mind the most of the family . washing is
done in a milk-pan and hung upon the
door knobs.—Free Press.
Just at the present our evening
sky is unusually interesting, - the
great planets Jupiter and Saturn and
our next neighbor, Mats .wing all in
sight .at once, togethee7with the
Moon. If Venus were, still blazing;
in the West, as during the summer
months, we should have all the con
spicuous planets ' together, Mercury
being the only one of all the rest
- ever visible to the .naked eye. by
moonlight,and Mercury - never even
comes - out of the twilight. At mid
night Jupiter has passed the meridi
an and moves 'slowly towards his set
ting. AlwayS a magnificent Ad-est:e
pic ,object,-'with his retinue
liteSl - tre has been . unusually fine of
for his belts - are now strongly
tinged with color, aid -have been ra
pidly changing in form and position
from eight to night. For some time,
also, a peculiar oval spot of unex
plained origin and character has
been visible upOrr his surface when-.
l ever Abe rapid' rotation of the planet
;has brought it' to our side of the i
lfilobe, This Spot 'is soma 30,000
miles in-length, by 7,000 in width,
and situated about 25° south of the /
Owlet's equator; - it, is of a vivjd.
crimson, so that it stands out vigor
ously to - the eye among - the / other
markings of the surface . - It /seems
to be identical with one fieseobserv
ed in 1862 by Lord Rossc;Ahough it
was then of somewhatifferent form
and dimensions. In e meanwhile
it has been from ti e to time lost
sight of, probably/ coyered up by
clouds, butlfor t e last - three, years
has changed t slightly, and ' for
some months ast has been absolute
ly perrnane t, so far as can .be judg
ed. Wha may be its real cause and
nature o one seems able to explain.
It is almost certainly atmospheric
continental, because it.chang
esin position and appearance (but if
so, why are the -chabges so very
Nearer the meridian at midnight,
and ikigher up, is the pale Saturn,
somewhat brighter than the Pole
Star, and distinguishable from neigh
boring stars of similar brightness by
its untwinkling Every one
knows thatit is surrounded by a re
markable system of rings and an at
tendant flock of satellites. Two years
ago the rings were edgewise to the
earth, and visible only a§ a 'thin nee
dle of., light piercing the planet's
globe. Last.year even, they had not
opened up enough for Isatisfactory
observation, but now at length they
have unfolded their beauty again in
all its wonderful details. The nar
row outer ring, with its tiir-like
markings, the dark division between
this and the middle ring,_ and the
filmy inner ring of diaphanous haze,
are once more visible. On the whole,
viewed with a telescope of sufficient
power, this planet with its append-
ages is the finest of all celestial ob
jects. - There is not,liodeed,„ that vi
vidness of light and color which
makes some stellar clusters and
groupings so magnificent, nor Such
an endless variety as we- find upon
the lunar surface. As some one has
said, the beauty of the_moon 'is that
a picture,—full of details and shad
ings, all significant an t d interesting.
but so numerous as tQ be bewililer
ing. Saturn, on the other hand, is
beautiful like a statue=one perfect
thing, complete in itself and unique
in the universe. There is nothing
else resembling it, so far as our
kfioivledge now extends.. -
High in the east blazes the fiery
Mars, not far from the Pleiades. It
is some millions ot, miles more re
mote than an its last opposition two
years ago, but still much nearer and
more. brilliant than . usual, so that in
the telescope the markings of its stir-
face are clearly visible, and afford
the 'astronomer an interesting subjeci,
of observation in end , ?avorinig to sep
arate what is Continennal and ocean-
is from that which ismerely! atmos
pheric and transitory. We ,already'
have a.some - what detailed map of the
planet's surface, and every season of
opposition furnishes' additions and -
corrections. Very interesting to as
tronomers, also, are the little satel
lites-with the tremendous names Dei
mos and -Phobos, (Panic and Terror)
which were discovered at Washing
ton two years ago, and have 'again
come in sight, both of them, as. we
learn far a circular from Professor
Hall, their discoverer, very. nearly, in
their predicted places. Deimos was
first seen on the 22d of September,
some three weeks before it was .ex
pected to be - visible, by Mr. Com
mon, of England,. who caught the
first of, it with a silver-on,
glass reflector of three feet diameter,
constructed by himself. Of course,
these little bodies, the larger of the
two not more than five- or six miles
in diameter, are quite beyond the
reach of any but the most powerful
Ma. GREELEY'S ltumua.—one day
a stranger came into the office,
looking angry, and inquired for
Greeley. 1 Pointed to the little den.
where Greeley was scratching away
for dear life
s and he !bade for it. As
be went in I heard hiin say : "You
G reeley did
not look up or evenl-pause, but
kept driving his pen •m i fidly on, his
nose within a couple o inches of the
paper, and -.his lips whispering. the
words after the pen, as was his wont.
The fellow continued, calling Gree
ley's attention to an article _that had
offended him, and denounced him as
a villain v a coward. and a liar; with
an oath -about every other word,
Meantime threatening to "knock his
head off." Greeley didn't stop fora
moment, but jabbed his .pen into the
ink and., wrote on, Unruffled by the
blasphemy. At last the intruder ex
hausted- his vocabulary, and turned
to leave the room, Greeley jumped
up and squeaked out to him: " Say,
neighbor, don't go ! Stay here and
free your mind !"—Olirer Johnson,
GOD bless the girls,
Whose golden curls
Are not what they do seem
But at end of day
On the bureau lay. -
While their owners sweetly dream.
••Stra loved not wisely, but too well
The melon green and Juicy;
Now free from cramps she sleeps, poor Nell,
•Neath the bull of Maatachusy."
SoLomos was the first judge at a baby
show.—Neu York Commercial Ailcertiscr.
SOME CURIOUS STATISTIOS.
Allowing two square feet-to each
person, the entire population of Bos
ton could stand on the Public Gar
den, with a good' deal of room to
spare. The entire population of the
United States could. stand in Boston
Troper, (not including Brighton, Dor- .
cheater,. and West Roxbury.) The
entire'population of the world, (now
_estimated at . 1,440,000,000) could
stand. on the Island of Martha's- Yin
yars, or in the space occupied by ;the
towns' of Boston, Brooklin, Need. -
' ham, Dedham ; Hyde Park, and Mil
ton., The State of Massachusetts
could in this way accommodate sven-1 ,
ty'tithes.the population of the world.
' The entire . population of the world,
placed side by side,land allowing two
feet to each person, 'would: encircle
the entire earth twenty times: The
State of Maine, New Hampshire; and
Vermont, taken together, are as fame
as.Engl7.l. Any one of the States
Geor ia, lowa, and North Car= -
olina,,is as large as England. Kan:
sasid as large as England and Scot
-10 together.' Ireland is about, the
size of Maine. France is more than
.twice as large as England, Wales,
and Scotland together. The State
of Texas is thirty-five times as large
as Massachusetts, or as large as
Maine, New Hampshire Vermont,
Massachusetts, .Rhode Island, Ceti
necticut, New. York; New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland,
Ghio, and Indiana combined. 'The
entire population of the United
States 'could be provided to - nin the
State of Texas, allowing each man,
',women, and child four acres ofi land.
The entire population of the world.
could be rovided for in the United
States all wing each Person an. acre
and a half f land.
. Tux SALE OF A KINCIDONL—The
extinction of royalty in North Jitner
lea bythe death of the last of the
Montauk Indian Pharaoh a few
months ago was followed by the sale
- of,:the last fragment of the territory
of which his ancestors were mon
archs for generations before the first
white man invaded Long Island: A
resident of BrOoklyn is the puychaser
of_ the breezy headland whose name
is so familiar in political oratory as
the antithesis to Niagara in describ
,the boundaries to the State of
New York. It is. a magnificent do . -
main, and many a proud title springs
in gurope froth landed possessions
r j k e
which are insignifica t by compari
son. One of the unsuc ssful bidder
at the sale is ,descril}e( as an agent
of . 1 111 4 Tilden Failing first in the
'contest for the American Presidency,
and again in the,struggle for, the i
_Bulgarian, throne, Mr. Tilden now is
loser also in a struggle for the king}
dom of Montauk. When will the
tide of his luck turn? . .
A CHINESE THEATRE.—Three thou
sand Celestials sat blinking before,
the foot-lights of a new Chinese the
atre-in San Francisco on the opening
night a fortnight ago. The bill com
prised " Fung Slang" and " ruing
Una." The main business was the
ejealon of a miscellaneous assort
_noises from the throats and
lungs of the performers, and a series
of ridicufous pantomimes, accoMpa
nied by 'an orchestra of Chinese fitl
dl'er.s, gongs, cymbals, drums, tip - -
pans and fish-horn resulting in,a
medley of squeaks, giflans, yells, fog
horn screeches and locomotive .whis
dings. In the second piece aerobats
appeared upon the stage, had a quiet
little game of leap-frog, turned a few
"flip-flaps;" and then one of. their
inimber lay down and the remainder
amused therbselves and the audience
byi seeing how 'rapidly they could
jinni) at the prostrated acrobat's
head and miss it by a hair'g breadth.
A BRIDEGItOOM UP A TREE.—A
negro widow of Brunswick, Ga., cap,,
tured a beau. He pretended to love
her, and she joyfully accepted his
affection. The wedding day and hour
was fixed, and the ebony bride, at
tired-in the height of Georgia African
illshion, anxiously awaited her equal
ly ebony bridegroom. The e: b. g.
didn't come, and the guests ' whose
appetites were rravenous, went in
search of him, saying : " fluid
dat nigger, dead or a - live." All thro'.
that long and weary night they did
seek without finding, but the next
morning they caught, him up a plufil
tree, dragged him down, conducted
him to the bride, and were about to
send for the preacher, when she in
terrupted the proceedings• by ex
claiming: I'se got enough 'speci
men wid dat nigger," -and adminis
tered to him a liVely drubbing with
a broomstick. Then she told himl.6
" git out of her sight for ebah mo'."
He got.—Macon Enterprise. . .
IN Colusa county, California, there
is a `• wild man," who livekin the
woodif, obtains food by robbing
sheep-herders' Cabins, and wears no
attire except a breech clout.. He is.
described 'as 35 or 40 yearsiof age,
apparently, with a long, shaggy beard,
long and irregular,hair, 'and a body
burned by the sun to a coffee color,
.and in many places covered with l a
thick growth 'of hair. No one has
been able to_ learn his history or who
he is. Occasionally he meets hunt
ers or travelers, and asks fgr tobacco,
but refuses to answer any questions,
and as soon as he gets his tobacco
starts back for the brush. It - is sup
posed-that be was originally a fugi
tive from justice, and that he has
become so accustomed to his solitary
life that it is second nature to. him.
DISGUSTED.—The Stillwater Llll7l
- man relates that a bOld, bad .bur
glar broke into the house of an editor,
in the still watches of the night. The
editor awakened and questioned the
" What do you want here,? What
look you for ? What look you for ?"
Said the burglar, gruffly :
" Hold on a minute," quoth the
editor, "and I will help you.; I've
beat looking myself for..
but perhaps the two . of us may have
better luck:" -
Then was. the burglar much dis
gaited, tilt tbe editor called it a joke,
and insisted that the burglar ought
to.set 'em up.
$l.OO pel Annum In Advance.
AN AUTUMN WOODS
Now aitkled.deep in mottled leaves,
That, o'er me east their trembling shower,
Thiongh rustling paths of autumn woods
I rove a meditative hoar.
Soft melodies rove 'ronMl my feet • •
Led flit-the air tar orehead— • .
Low whispering race g • log by— ~, •
The Spirits of the intom
With them I muse (in iemortee, •
-Unromselously with theirs In t e,
Aid dreamily go back to days •
, When life was - warain joyful Julie t :
The spares in the leafy roofs
Ilave wider grown ; sunshine hat • found
Tree passage and, through gay tints, throws
• A shattered rainbow on the ground.
A.ahattered rainbow: ab, how Ilke '
. The fato my youth's Ideas' have found
'those glorious dreams, what are they now?
A shattered rainbow on the tround.
On treetops each torsaken nest
Looks lonely, now the birds have down,.
Not even by a murmur blest
Of loving songs It oiiee has known.
lie Jnys of old no longer -
My heart, as once, with rapture strains
Aud Where they chanted all la still:—
The silent. nest &loan'
Days fall like leases, and mine grow brief ;,
The woods and I are growing old ;
1 )But whatrimalas of llfe%r leaf,
Like these, may Heaven change to gold
—George Birdseye. •
OW \ TO KEEPA GOOIi,BOARDINO-LiaUSE
Detroit Free Piers
• • 4
" Another boarding-house busted
up, I see;" Sighed avenerable Detroit
landlady; as she laid down her paper.:
" Well, it must have been - extrava
gate& on . the table. That's whit
bankrupts seven out of ten, and even
then the boarders are %crying ‘liiistir
and cOmpiaining of poor meala..Now
I have 'run .'a boardiq-house, for
twenty-two years, and I Made money
and heard no Complaint's. How did
-I do it?'' Whylit's all i.n planning.
For instance,.a neck-piece of mutton
can be cut to look like a rib-roast,
and a' little - 'extra fire makes it just
as tender. Lawd save yolk! I've
.been complimented , a thousand times
on my selection of • choice spring
laMb when the meat wqS - mutton four
years old,.and toughest part at that!
The idea of spring chicken on a
almost'"wiCked.- In my, i palmy days
I could take a tough-olfi hen, pound
• the body with a potato masher for
ten,minutes,and set before myboao
- ers a feast to make every heart glad.
No*, I will venture that there ain't
ten, landladies- in the city that can
bake' a pig's head and slice off the
meat in a manner to make everybody
believe he hasthe'choicest cut in
pi g 's bodY-; aruL it is a - wonder - to me.
that there ain't more failures. Lots
of- landladieS' buy nice- fresh butteq
and thus tempt a man to eat five
six biscuits, or,half a .loaf_ of bread.
What economy ! I always have had
nice butter on the table at breakfast,
when we had little but toast, and the
boarders got along on old butter the
Other two meals: It is all the
planning—all in- 'the planning. I
uSed 'to have beefsteak in the morn
ing. Three mornings in the week I
bought sirloin, which is *very nice,
you know, and the other' four morn
ings I bought neck-pieces and rubbed
the'case knives Over the. grindstone.
Give a boarder a sharp knife and a
tough steak, and he'll. never - make .a
complaint—never. -IEOII put the
blame on his teeth, and the more
steak he leaves on his_plate the more
rabbit'pie . you have4or dinner."
A SAD Loi op London
Jelin . , being questioned by an Airier
iean writer as to his taste for litera
ture, delivered.himself upon - the gen
erality of novelists in the following
" Yes I like reading, but these no
vel writers: are a sad ot of liars!"
"Not liars," said the traveller, "but
they seek the Marvellous and rare to
interest their readers." "And I say
.liars, sir, and I'll prove to you- flat
lam correct: Yes, read this, sir,
then that, sir," and he gave two..dif,
ferent papers into the American's
band. - 4 Here a Prince, in great
tation jimps into a cab, alai throw
ing his •purse to tlfeleciachtuan . , says::
Follow that partiaje.' Now, sir, in,
every, chiipter there is something of.
. that kind.* end yet I swear to yoii
1 - have driven a cab for the last twen
ty years. Never, ieever has any one
ever thrown me his purse. I have
driven lovers, sir, and jealous wives
and :rich :PriMies •in - disguise, awl
they have always given me just my
fare, and no more, I repeaN, sir, no
vel writers - are al liars,.all of them."
I Who cant gainsay him?
' • •
A 2ktISSJONARY making a journey
through Zululand, was entertained
at 'a 'native's hut. An old woman
from from a distant place, where the
people had never heard- of Gad or
the Bible, related the following tra
dition One of the Zulu ancestors,
long ago, stood by the river, lilted
hiS stick, and the water stood up - like
ivalls,.so that the people passed over
on dry land." She - told of another
who had slept and dreamed of a
climbing way " up to the sky, with
the maids -of heaven going up. and
(loin, and of his waking and placing
stones to mark the, spot... Also,-of a
boy who had slain a great giant with
stones from a - brook, and wo . after
wardi was.-made king. These .must
be traditions of Jacob at Bethel, the
passageof i lsrael over the Red Sea,
and the slabAter of Goliah . by Da
vid. • •
CAREVUL' Mother—" I wish I could
break my boy Johnnie- of the habit of
kicking. against everything he comes
across.- A.pair of boots doesn't last the
little dor - two weeks" . Grandfather
Lickshin"Let an old man who has
had experience tell you how to do it. Fill
the toes of his boots with nitro-glycerine,
an' my word for it, your little dear will
never kick the second time." [Mother
A FATIIEB:012 'Monroe street has .pur
chased a lover's alarm clock that 'works
like a charm. At ten o'clock it siiikes
loudly; two, little doors open, , and, a man
with a dressing gown and cap on glides
out; holding in his hand a‘ card inscribed
"good right ." As e bows and smiling
ly retires back into e lock, thei-young
man takes. the hint, "Sys "good night','
to the fair daughter a d departs.
Two men passed down the avenue this
afternOon. 'One slipped and' fell, and the
other'entired an eating house. One got
stsaked bad, and the other got baked
shad. - -
HE weir= ,To ABIOS
He had a dirty nkerchief around
his neck, no linen duster on, .n 0 fan
in hie hand,
_none of the ordinary
marks of a tourist; only a weary
look, a tired,- unsatisfied expression
on bib face. He-crept up slowly to
the City hntel; and slowly. wrote his,
name in the register. •
" Will yealave supper,"- - said the.
handsome and obliging clerk.
"No; no supper," said the weary -
mgn. __ 0 . • ~ -
"Like to go to your ioom, n"
- , ow?.
further inquired the clerk.-
"No ; no room. lirg.nt no room,"-, '.
said the man, who was rbegining to
breathe easier. ~,_,
i Here was a poser. - A guest at a,
hotel who wanted notbitig to eat-and _
wanted no room.
" Well, what can we do for you ?" -
asked the obliging clerk, in des
perate attempted to solve- the prob
" Nothing; . sir; positively noth--
ing," said the:Weary man. And then
growing • Confident, he exclaimed •,
" I notice every day that papers pub
list 'hotel' arrivals. I • have been - -
traveling for years, - imany weary
years, in all "the States, Vitt I have
never arrived. Maybe you don!t.
know what it-is -- to go all your life' 7
and . never get to a place. Somehow . -
I think •I-shall feel • better if I - arrive,
and I want •to see it in the papers v--1
that I have arrived, so . that I - can- be•
certain or it. I must-arrive or die."
`The weary • man was allowed to .
'arrive and depart, and -he went'out -
ii-to3he weary world as- . if •a great •
load was off his mind, a happier:and
more arrived man.
Trite Fenian said, with tragic mien„
die for my opinion. -
• But never Tieid." He took morphine.
He's now satin morephentan. —Puck.
COUNTER - irritants—lmpertinent sales-r
men:—Boston Daily Advertiser.
GIVE a horse sugar and he will take
the bits in his'inouth with pleasure..,
(:ouirr Journal: The lust brand of se--
gur is called the Antbracite,.lieeause it . is
- "TRAIN wrecker She hissed, as ho
blunderingly stumbled uti the long ex
;pause of.dress in the cro wded ball-room.
. Ai officer who was gOing out •of town
•recently with several prisoners - fastened
toether remarked he was going out with
13ALTIMOtif: Every Sattirday : Under
takers always like • cro*dcd fulierals.
They never could get along if there wAsn't.
NOIWAL giaduade‘c "Do you like pal
eontOlOgy ?' Young, teacher:: " Oh, yes;
so much .-esPecially if it is' boiled with
YOUNG . lady : "You can - tell 'that
young man as fuzz you can see him."
This. made the young man look down in
'the mouth:— Warren
TITIt. reason there is a' resemblance he
tweenla, soldier and a goat is "that one
mans the ramparts and the Other rams
tile mnn's parts.—New Orleans Times.
SIMPLICITY of attire is now the rule
hinong ' great men. Chtewayo weari an
old spottedbalanket, and the sublime Mos
by refuses to assume : gaudy toggery.-4,-
tilt., between the Chi Hans and. Bolivians. -
We Brigadier General lost his hat."
to scientific authority " Doc
tor, how'is a man to - tell a muslircbm
from a toadstoolr Scientific authority
"By eating it. If you live, it is a mush
room ; if you die it is a toad Stool."
WHEN. ShaWk(e)sper(ajt(e) wrote:
" What's'in a name?" he was probably
thinging of the time v, - 11en his own
•wouldn't be spelled alike by any two pet.):
ple in the world.—Blirlington Ilawkeye.
TUE . hen which has been `putting in
three week's time over a lump of chalk.
and:;a brolteri•tea , cup came otf the-- nest
yesterday to learn-if there was any new
gossip in the neighborhood. —:'_Detroit Frte
FUN, FACT AND FACETIE.
-DETROIT Free Press: "Never deceive
your% children," says Prifibisor Swing:
No, don't dolt. , Many a child - has been
ruined,fOilife by a pill hidden under a
THE New York Comniereial-Actiertiser
has heard from the war. It says : " A ter
rific engagenient took place 'on the '.sth_
310sT of us pass.our lives in ,regreting
he past; complaining of the present; and
induiging-false hopes of the future, when
it would be vastly better to `cut ia pole,
dig souse bait - and go fishing.—Qil City
A D.-atsEt, applied for a place, behind a
counter. " What clerical experience have
you:" 'asked the man of - dry goods.
"Very little," she 'said, with a blush,
"for I only joined the church last week:''
—Chicago Tribune. • • - 1
. WE have evidences of better times ail
around us. A dime noiel can now be
botight for three cents, George ,Washing
tows servant- has stopped dying,.- - itul
three Pinafore companies collapsed lase
week.—Norristoirs Herald. _
A i;AS meter cares nothing for comfort
or sociability. The whole family May be
absent three weeks in 'a month, with the
house glint up, and the meter will "riot
thid it out."--.Ltiew Orleans Picayune. .
NEW 'lout:. Commercial Adeerticer :
ames Tucker elopeil the other day,from
Decatur, Illinois, with Mattio Balk Both
were under eighteen years of agq. She
was Hall his fancy painted her, 'lid- he
Tucker for better or worse.
NEW YORK Jail : The. 'first woman's
walking match took place several thous
and years . akz. Madame Juno, Miss
Merva, Mile. Venus. walked, all the 'way
froin Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, and
Venus took the belt.
A Dr.vottr church-member approaching
a worldly brother, asked hith if he did
not think it would be a good idea to or
ganize a meeting to pray, for rain. The
W. B. replied ; Wouldn't it -be beger .
to get up a pic-Me?" :
' -WHEN filling a cavity, ..dentists some
times place a darn in the.patient's mouth.
When a tooth is being extracted, the den
tist is relieved of that duty. The patient
supplies all that are required.—Albany
Journal. - .
- AN editor headed a column of selec
tic6s "3len_ and Things," and his wife
mdssed his hair, under the impression
that the last part of the heading referred
toAhe other sex mentioned therein.-8(...
Louis- :fp -
" HEALTHY place here ?" asked a visi
tor, who, was prospecting in the neigh.
borhood of Denver, Colorado. "Stran
ger, yes," was the reply. "Ten years
ago we bad to kill two old men to set the "
cemetorY p-goirig."-IVele- York Telegiam.
"IF Lincoln had not died," eiclaimed
a political orator, "What would *he have 4
been to-day?" "-hive sadly_ventured -
a timid-looking man - on a back seat,! and ,
the tide of eloquence was momerita,rily
Two runaway small, bbys were arrested )
the other day at the 1 railroad depot •in
Elizaueth, N. J. After a close examina
tion they admitted they were in search of
Indians, They had been reading dime
novels, in the New "Ilyork Sun.
"Witxr are you running - for ?" -Asked
an equestrian tra,eler in blississippi, aA
he paw a - haggard specimen- of mankind
pause to"take breath, and look over his
shoulder to see if anybody -was in sight
with a shotgun. The U. S. of M. answer
ed hoarsely and briefly : "Sh-e-r-iff—in
SIIE figured up—" Two cans at twenty,
'zeds, forty centa—that. is 150 oysters
milk, butter and sundries, sl.so—that is
150 stews at twenty-five ,cents will lx
*4O. A net profit of over itt.ls,7' Then
she smiled sweetly, and—the oyster man
knew that she was the refreshment eom
mitte of a church festival. -
Client-F-91as been out very, very late ;
so he drawii . .oll' his bbots and steals noise
lessly into his room ; but, alas ! his better
half awakes. Quick as thought, ho
creeps to the first-born's - cradle, and bo
gins to rock it, softly humming a lullaby'.
A voice is heard "Charles, what are
you doing there?". " Why, dear, I -
have been trying to get 'this boy off to
sleep for, the last half hour !'.' "But he is
here in lied with use !"_ . Tableau !