Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, October 13, 1881, Image 1
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TOWANDA, PEl:lrd. 'Office—At Treasurers Office, In Court Pollee • XV" 11. E. A: - ; THOMPSON, • T • A TTORNK F AT:LAW. TOR ANNA. PA. Other lu Mercer Block,. over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store. All business t rusted.to their care will be attended to promptly. Kspecial attention given to claims against the United States for PENSIONS, BOUNTIES, VAT EN TS, etc; to collections and to the settlement of decedent's estates:- W. H. THOMPSON, EDWARD A. IlicilersoN .Apr.l - 8111 7 "it BEVERLY S_MITII & CO., BOOKBINDERS, Aud dealers In Frei, Saws and' *matqurs • Supplies. Send for prlee-lists. REVOnTEn,Bullding. • - 1107: 1512., Towanda, Pa V . - L. 110L1,181,i4f.t, D. D.. S., DE.NTIST, . . Successor to E. II Anglo). OF FICE-Seronil floor of Dr. Pratt's office. Toßanda, i'a.,^ l lautiiry 6, 1681 AI ADILL & KLNNEY, 41701INEYS-AT - LAW. o:llce—Rims formerly occupied Dy Y. 31. C. A. Reading - 11. J. MADILL. 3,14,50 O. D. KILINV.V. JOHN W. CODDING, ATTORN AW;TOWAyNDA, PA. ' °Dice over Kirby 's Drug Store: TI-10MA.S E. RYER. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, WYALUSING, PENS,A, Varticular attention paid to business In the Or• Omit: Court and to the settlement of estates, :ieptember Yi. 1879. 11)E9K. & OVERTON ATTORNEYS-AT L ASV, • . TOW&ICI)A, ?'A. I) 4 A. OVEAtTON, BEN.' M. PECK r p ODNEY A. MERCUIV, _L ATTI I It7 4 LEY AT-LAW S • 'TOWANDA, - solieitnr:nc Patents: Particular 3DCllo3ll._pald to bitNita•S in the Orphans Court anti fo tans settle ... lotlit e,tates. 41:11co tai Mentanyes mock "May 1,'79.. -- - OVERTON & SANDERSON ' , • -t , • , ' ATTORNI:Y-AT-LAW ' . .. TpWAtillA i , PA: E. i•; EnTON. Jn. - aon N F. SANDERFSP.7 .. - . • ....- . Y • . _., ATTORNEY AND CoYNRY.L.LOIC-AILAIV,. • NIONYI:Or. 4 .E. P.V. . • z ' .. .111.1ge Jessup having resumed the pracHeeof the 1;1'X in Northern l'eunhylvanta,*lll attend to any I, ;; ;.11 ;,,p,11, e :, in t ruNted tohltn In itrailfortl - county. 1',1 ,, .ns wl•Zhlnt.: to cant:l:lt hint, chn .call en H. 1 cgrreetL:r, E,11,, Towanda, Pa., when an appol ntmen t e.,n h,t malt. . FIENAY STREETE, . i i• ATTORNEY AND COCNSELLOp.-AT-LAIV, , .• -... TOWANVA, PA: . . - ! Feb 27,'7J L. HILLIS, ATTonNLY-AT-I.A*, TOWA!ZDA, PA. T_TIRAM. E. BULL, 1-1- SURVEYOR. F:NGI trlS,Ertf;cG, ? , 1" aI:LYING A\D IDRATTING. f 3. F. Mason, over Patch & Traer 313111 street, TuivaUda, ra. 4.15.80. ELSBREE & SON, ATTOUNEYS:AT - LAW, TOW A N A, PA. N. C. E!.SllltEti. 011N•ly. fr Al r.)itNET-AT-LAW ANN) U. S. COMMISSIONLII, TriV; AN DA, PA. tlic; , —Monti Side Putdic . Square. Jan. 1,1875 ANDREW WILT, II ,tirronNET:iv-LAW. I ithe.k, Maln.st. over J. L. Henri st,•7e, . May Le consulted In Orman. (April 1:,'76.] Mil J. YOITNG, i • „Tro„NEY-AT-LAW, TdWANDA, PA ililica—Merrur Block, Park street:, iap Rtafrr S. IL WQODBURN, Physi c r clan and Surgeon. Office at residence, on brain street, first doer north of M. E. Church. Tuwatiaa, Aprll 1, Ibz.l Teeth inserted on Cif;ld, Silver, Rubber, and Ar. Tunlum base. Teeth extracted without pain. 0rt.34-72. rD. 'PAYNE,.III; D., .PHYSICIAN AND SL EON. lr:tck..lTer Mootanyes• Store. °thee hours from 10 _ • to 12 A. M., and - from,2 6)1 r. M. Special attention given to DISF ISES 1 • rISEASES Or' - and i 432, Tii P. EYE THE EAR MRS. R. J. PERRIGO, • TEACHER OF PIANO AND ORGAN Lessens given In Vl:am:ugh Has and Harmony ultiratlon of thr Varre a Fpeciaity. Located at J. P. VanFleers, State Stree:. Reference: Holmes Passage. Towanda, t'a., March 4, 1880. MMW COUNTY S.urEitix;rENDE olive day last Saturday of each mohth, over Turner & tiurdon'S Drug Store, Towatida, Pa. Towanda, June 20. '1 S. RUSSELL'S G F.NF.T:AL I,NSURANCE AGENCY ‘4•43•2-70tt. TOWANDA, PA-. E DWARDWILLIAMS, PRACTICAL PLUMBER h-GAS FITTER Plan of.bustness, a fee• doors north of Post-Office Pionildng; Gas Fitting, Repairing Pumps of all kinds, and all kinds of !clearing promptly attended to. All wanting, work lu his line should glveJilm a Dee. 4. 1879. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, TOWA'SDA, PA. CAPITAL PAID IN 6123,000 SURPLUS FUND ' 73,000 Wills Bank offers unusual facilities for Millman* action of a general banking business. • N. N. BETTS, Cashier Jos. TOW ELL, President. lIENRY HOUSE, C ZS ER MAIN & WASHINGTON STRIEETS FIRST WARD, TOWANDA, PA. Ideals at all hours. Terms to stilt the times. Lugs stable attached. HENRY', PSOPEIZTOI. Temlittalt. jtilv.ll. '7a.tt. AFEW COPIES OF THE ROAD LAWS omilio two st tbit'OXci. • GOODRICH h HITCHCOCK. Publishers. VOLUME EMPLOYMENT' FOR ALL TO SELL A. HOUSE ,- HOLD ARTICLE. The poor as well as the rich, the- old as Well as the young, the wife all welter' the husband, the young maiden as - well as the young man, the gir al well as the boy, may Just as well earn a few dol lars In honest employment, as to alt around the house and waft for others to earn it for thein. We can give you employment, all the' time, or during your spare hours on t traveling, or in your own neighborhood, -among your friends and acquaint ances. If you do not care for employment. we can impart valuable informationlo you free of coat. It will cost you only one cent for A Postal card to write for our Prospectus, and It May be the means of making you a good many dollars. - Po not neglect this opportunity. You do. not have to invest a large sum of money, •suid - run a great risk of ,losing it. You will readily see that It will be an easy matter to make from .10 wpm a week, and establish .a lucrative, and independent business, honorable, straightforward end profits. ble. Attend to 'this matter NOW, for - there is MONEY IN IT for ail who engage with us.. Yee will surprise you and you will - wonder why you never wrote to us before. We - enuf pelt pericer ldre free. Address BUCKEYE Will GO.. (Name this paper.) octli.me Manton, OHIO, 'EOWARDA PA. BELLING OUT Mari!" 1, 1881. AT COST! E.A.R ErWAß'ik .NAILS-NAILS,. :‘ STOVES, WAGONMAKERS' BLACKSMITHS' SUPPLIES. [novll-75 , The Entire Stock of the late firm L.EtsunEE of Mclntyre 13rothers Enlist be closed out at , Cost s within 'Thirty Days, by the pureha- ser Goods recently bought at Sheriff's sale. TOranda, July 18, 1881-ml. 20 OLD S'T.A.I4-1) Are now better prepared than over to supply the p blic , with first-class r t . 1. ..- • . FURNITUREi Wo manufacture our own goods and warrant them to bend . represented-. - • PARLOR SUITS In all the leading styles. DINING-ROOM, KITCHEN AND OFFICE FURNITURE. IN ,INDERTAKING While we - furnish the finest HEARSE and Equipments, a larger and better stock of CASKETS and TRIACKIGS, with a large experi ence. In our business, we' guarantee as low, If sot lower, prices than those who have not as good facilities as ourselves. ST We furnish Chairs, Pall and Corpse 'Pm servers, free of charge. CALL ! - EXAMINE! COMP.ARE An 4 thee purchase where you can do the hest J.. 0. FROST'S SONS • Imia43 l Sept. 11 1 1111, IWO Abvatisnunib. IRON, TINWARE, ---AND--- M E JAS. S. KUHN. YEARS 20 AT THE J. O. rost's Sons Of every deso BEDROOM SUITS In Walnut, Asb, Cherry, CnTTAGE SUITS In all desirable styles Drown children of the autumn wood, You tell mo of the oldntrtima, When o'er the hillside paths Onanied, !it bright October's golden prime. When Meath the maples all aflame, . I dreamed the plerirant . hours away ; While round me lite s'pletare r falr The woodlands In thole beauty lay. And the white, mist•like fairy veil,' Came slowly creeping up the hill, From where the river haate4i4 uul To the broad pond beside the mill There Mild the grass and fragrant ferns, Just ratted from their burg home, _ Amid the Maims all saffron died, The chestnuts lay around me strewn. Ab tib what Joyous twits was mine, My `ti et with brown nuts to till; Whl the boughs the light-winged Jay Gives sue a welcome loud and shrill. Bow well I love eat fi woodland voice. The squirrel's chirp, the brook:a low Borg, The merle of the alr•harps wild, Borne by the.wonderlng winds alone.' That mossy seat beneath the trees. The wood with spicy perfume sweet, The carpet golden, green and brown. Ity Nature spread beneath my feet. I ne•er shall see Inch woods again, _ Those autumn days can come no more ; For life has drifted me away From youth's enchanted, flowery shore. Bow strong the tie that binds the heart To all It loved when life Was new; The atllstde path, the orehardalope, The pastures where the berrievgrew„ MI Aodhere in commerce-crowded Mart, Amid the restless, busy life, -Where all the world seems met to see Who shall be foremost In the strye., • . 'Mid all the sounds that 1111 the street, These small 'brown noting boxeapiled s.. tiring bacii to wormy vanished youth, And I am'onee again a child. —Forest and Stream. The Spoiled Pie Dish. Many'years ago, before these days when everybody talks about decora tive art, and in each large family is to be found at least one young lady who paints on silk and china, a young artist was born in a country- house many miles from any city: How he came to be born an artist was a mystery to his family. From; the summer in which the Barberrys took a young artist to board with them, who, when be went away, presented his paint-box to the admiring boy who bad followed him about from dawn until dark, peace fled the Barberry mansion'. Fences, barn-doors, halls -- heaven only knows What—bore traces of figures, flowers, trees, cue s , and buildings in all the colors of the rainbow. —When scolded, Barberry junior only replied : 'WO, then, give me canvases and thingk I want to be 'a painter.' ; But the Barberrys did not intend to encourage madness. 'What kind of a business does thee think painting would be for a •max P asked Quaker Grandmother Barber ry. 'To sit twiddling thy lingers all day at an easel. It the.t want to be a farmer we'll prenticePthee to thy Uncle Charles, the hatter. _ That's light and easy, and thee is delicate.' So the Barberrys, taking counsel together, decided that •grindmother had, had a 'call to speak,' and placed Dudley with the hatter. Be worked patently enough, but painted more than ever in the eve ningsi for Uncle Charles was liberal, ancl:.he had a little money of his own in' those days. On Christmai he came home, andiwas'received kindly, and found his little cousin Clara in th'e house—an orphan in a black frock, whose parents had been lost at sea: The child liked the boy very much, and he painted her old doll's face into new beauty for her, and put a - red flower on. the back of the doll's chair. . She admired- his work very much as he had admired that of the 'artist who ha, given - him his !first colors. Ile was a hero to heron!) a genius, as- well as - the -kindest boy living. 'Wandering around the house one day, hejound a great pottery pie dish, one of a - dozen bOught 9f a ped dler for Old Christmas pies, and for getting. its_ purpose, spent a whole bright morning painting upon it .a splashing but spirited likeness of his mother's - favorite Lady Washington geranium, which stood' in a pot on a stand. It was a wonderful success in the eyes of little Clara ; and, indeed; it was not bad, for . a little prifctice goes a -good ways-with a born artist, and a winter Of - study without a master had - greatly improved the young fel low's work. Adoration was - in Clara's eyes as she looked at the dish and at Dud ley. - 'You're a great, great artist, Dud ley,' said-she. think you will .be famous some day.. Pie . read the "Lives of Famous Painters." The big brown book in the case -in the. parlor—and.kings and queens thought kits of them and made them paint their portraits. You remember what I wry when you are grown up, Dud ley.'* She was thirteen, Dudley was six teen. He lifted up his head from his work and looked at her. 'lf ever I am, Clara,' he said, 'I hope I. shan't have , to remember you. I never knew anybody .before who understood me. They think me so queer to like to paint. You know all about it, sissy.' 'Yes,' said Clara, understand, and I hope we'll alw,ays be just like brother and sister—Only you know I might die like pa and ma.' 'Don't cry,' said Dudley, 'and don't talk ,abOut dying, my good little pet cousin; ' Whatever comes-- 1 'But he said- no more. - A voice sharp an] shrill with anger broke in upon the pleasant talk—Aunt Mar tha's voice : 'Land of liberty I Jerusha, come here 1 Dudley has spoiled the big gest pie dish l' --iut afternoon Farmer Barberry Whipped Dudley. That evening the boy dig not come to supper. Later on, when the moon had risen, little Cbira, who had gone to her own room , to cry, beard a tapping at the win dow. She opened it and looked out. Dudley stood there. , 'Clara,' ,he said, 'tell me, do you think it was right that I shoiiid be whipped at my age?' V‘ TOW.ANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13, 1881. I • CHESTNUTS:' (~‘ 'Right?' robbed Clara. 'Oh, it was wicked! wicked! wicked!' 'Z'o one shall ever do it again,' said Dudley. - /Clar3, I am going to be . a great artist. It's in meyl know, and:—and don't forget me, Clara. I'll come back _ ; and oh„Clara, Ican not bear leaving you. - Leaning' over the sill the child put her innocent arms about the boy's .neck. 'Don% -go - away,' she said;, 'it would break my heart.' , And then he kissed her and ran away. There waj sorrow in the house on Christmas *ming, and the pie went uneaten, fqf Dudley was gone, and he had left a little note in which he declared his intention of returning no more.' He . never did comeback._ lilts pother; ivho loved him more .thati - he knew, shed bitter tears asXlitisElnas i:lay_came around each year. The 'father, yho had flogged him, grew old repenting jit. There was a gen eral, Impression in . the family that Dudley had not been a good boy,-blit the doubt as . to his fate softened their thoughts of him. Probably he was ; dead - Poor old Grandmother Barberry believed that he,had - starved to death. Atid Aunt Martha hid the • , spoiled.pie dish'-away up garret, as though it .had been sonic relic of .a funeral. 1- When Clara married—yes, I mean . it--when Clara married the . consump 7 tiv© young clergyman;; from Boston , arid went ' , away, she went up to the, garret to look for a winter cloak found there the pie dish yet brilliant' with its „geranium's. And she sat down on the floor and cried over. it, and remembered the innocent child. love:she had given the painter, and then wiping her 'eyes, carried the dish,' down stairs and put it into her trunk. - It was still the ; pie dish.L. nothing more, except a souvenir of the past. 'lf he is not dead, he must have forgotten me,' she said to herself. 'He is twenty-six years old now if he lives.'. Andithough she highly respected the Rev. Joel Bird, she sighed once or twice even on her- weddifig eve. Settled ' in Boston, she _was very happy. She 'liked the style or the people she met; • their culture,_their, bookishness. -She 'saw the: shining , lights of the literary world and she wrote a . piece. of poetry which was publlsbed. One day somebody saw 'the pie dish—the spoiled pie dish of the. Barberry family. It -was - an artistic lady who had gone to_ take her bat off in the spare room of .the parson- . age. . - - • . 'What aloVely plaque!' she cried: 'But why don't you have it glazed It will be spoile4.'. The pie dish, promoted to pltique. hood, was glazed nest week. It ha a brass hOok faitened to it, and' was hung on the parlor wall,, and on its back was painted the name 'Of the . boy who, from the Barberry point of view, bad spoiled it... • • . The Rev, Joel Bird ~ died young. He - was good to. his wife while he lived, and she mourned him ; but there had been no. romance in s their courtship; and they had rever congenial. • - The widois recovered .her placidity soon, and lived contentedly on'• her sm i all income, amidst-a circle of 'at- • tached _friends. The last survivor of the Barberry family—Dudley's moth ervarae to live with 40, and . Mrs. Bird had pulled two gray hairs out of her Emily black hair, when 'the great fair Of SL Susan's church took place, and a committee called to beg her -to contribute something. The, pie-dish no longer hung on the wall; a glimpse ofit< had thrown - Mrs. Bar berry into gentle hysterics. It. was therefore locked away, and a.thought came into Mrs. I3arberry's head. 'I 'have a plaque, ' she Said. 'lt was painted long-ago .by somebody; who must . have become. a very. great artist 'if he- lived, I think. I'll give _the plaque .as well as my.- little <bit of 'ooney. I do not want to do it. I 'would like to skeep .it, but it Is' a shame to hide it away. The more see of and the better I know it is good, and there are associations with it that make it painful to aunt to see it.' 'lle committee expressed their thanks and r the 'spoiled. pie dish' Went to the fair, where it was greatly admired. Now Dudley Barberry had hot starved, to death on the road, as" his grandpiother always believed.- • He had sold his watch, had lived until be -found his old friend, the . - artist, had become his pupil and had_ gone to Europe with him. While unknown-to the people ,of his little town,. he had made a name in - the great world of art. He had made a moderate fortune also ' • and one day he went back to his home, 'expecting to find-all the Barberrys there—a -little older, of course—and . to. become the pride of the filthily. - Instead,- he found the - hoqse occu pied by strangers - and was told that his parents - were dead. His .inform ant *as . a stranger, who did not know who he was, and who thought - - she spoke the truth, and he did. not stop to ask questions of those who 'could have told bin] the truth. The woman had also told him that Clara was mirried, and be left the town that night, feeling at ones ty and ill-used. lie made' his way to' Boston soon after, and'' was taken" , rather against his will to.the ladies' fair' at St. 1 'Susan's church, where pretty girls Besought him to buy pin cushions at prices that-Would -have horrified even- a Californian, and where he had a Veri-unlucky hour's fishing at a dollar a dip in a pond, into which all the rubbish bad been thrown; and where, amongst his prizes, were a topsy doll with .one arm, ow:ran-original-poem by an. un known lady. - At last, roaming about amongst the stalls" in the bewildered manner peculiar to single gentlemen at fairs; he saw a pretty figure, and a pretty, face framed in a widow's:cap, stand ing at a table, - ;and Over her head, suspended against a dark drapery, oh .objeet which Startled -0004 i —it lie Yei it was Ho • =GAMLEN OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANY QUARTER. knew every stroke by heart. Re stopped and gazed at it. The lady turned toward him. 'Shull I have the plaque taken down Would you like to look at it closer?' 'Thank you,' be answered, looking at her oddly. can see it very well, and I sboul&like to buy it, though it, interests me ratheelts an old ac quaintance than ah a work of art. ,I once spoiled a pie dish in something like that style.. c It must be imagina tion, I suppose, but I could swear that that mas the dish itself.' Then 'he paused,. for _the widow clasped her hands, looked at him with her byes full of tears'and an swered : 'Oh, Dudley; it attic .dish I How could you use your poor old mother, and all of us, so badly? And what 4 great beard you have grown!' The 'plaque! went home.under the arm of its purchaser; on the other rested Mrs. Bird's, little ,hand. Of course you guess the . rest. The fa mous artist .is no longer a bachelor. Clara is his wife.. His _ happy mother makes her borne : with them, and the great treasure of their -housebkid_is 'the spoiled -pie - dish. _• • The - -Contract Note Dad!. HOW THE FARMERS OF THE EOCNTRY ARE SWINDLED BY CITY SHARPERS. During* the last 'few years (thou sands of farmers have been swindled Icy - what is knoWn as the .Contract Note Dodge. Thelrauds who tray . - eree the country engaged in the swin dling scheme deal mostly in patent right_frauds- of various • kinds, &Om pitchforks to machines more valuable on the farm. :The . farmers have often been warned against these gentry by the press, but thepreadily change their tactics and assume - all sorts of protean forms for entrapping the un. wary, and Scarcely a day . passes that some . - conntryman•is'not made a vic tim of the wicked wiles of the übiqui tous scamps. The latest beard of is a number who go about selling •an alleged seeding-pavhine, and these have victimized a number of people. A . newspaper reporter has been shown a copy of an exceedingly ingenious document which these fellows use in their operations in the. Weil', and by means of- which. they.. have caught more than one who thought hiinself entirely too smart :tO be' dnpcd'by any city sharp. The reader is hereby presented with a : ; fac-simile of - "the "contract" drawn by • these patent seeding-Machine 'fellows, which, * Ittley induce farmers to sign, -and Which shortly-afterwards turns up as a plait note of_ band in the .posaession of some paper-shaver in his neighbor. hood who has purchased.the.same of the swindlerg. It is'as follows: . C to: . . . t 1 , .. ..e. • _ • 0 .... .. 2 • . erl 06; .1 ' 0 *1 . ft r, ..., C . P , ~ ci r .= I .. i , S m • _ . 0, z .. .-I n W .` W . a r a O 6 . 4 .r '. I. ; ; '". ... • ••:; 21. • Z ::1 r: .:•" c •-• .• :•-",' - . • • = c. 5 , m 7, : -• ~J. 7. .1 c:• • ..... C., 5 - " • " Ul . !„,, •P .. 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Ile is induced to sign the contract above — given, Which, it will be seen, sets forth thiS agreement when re: t d straight 'across. It' looks Mr and innocent enough.. and soon the farmer-puts his in the blank space JuSt before the words " Sole Agent ComPany." .Af terwardli the - scamps easily change the document from a contract to sell into a promissory not e by tearing off that part to the right of the line drawn through the agreement as printed. In the original presented to the farmers of course no line appears; -and it is given here simply to show where the division takes place, and the separation at whiCh Point so rad ically changes the nature of the doc nment. It will be seen at a :glance that this is liable to deceive any ;one without close inspection. good is worth iiiithing without good wip. Tar. abuse or privileges must be an ag gravating sin. Ns an expose your disappointments to the world. -, - SECRECY has been well - termed the soul of all great designs. • 1 i . WOULD yon retain the love of a friend, do not be selfishly exacting. ,' . r , . iAs fire is discover i d by its own light, skis virtue by its own excellence::, To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance. . RtADING without purpme is sautiter ing, not exercise. IklEurr is always measured in this World by its success. CO*LiltEtiTS lAN= come from an empty purse than from a flee heart. THE coldest bodies,wartn with opposi tion ; the hardest sparkle in . collision. PAEPAItATION is half the battle, ilud Pollag Is Ipst by being on opo!sg9ard,',.' =-..~. - The Managetherit- of Sick Chil- dren. The vicissitudes necessarily Wei 'dent to an out-door- and primitive modeof life are never the first causes of any disease, though it may some-. times betrayits presence. Bronchitis, nowadays perhaps the most frequent of all infantile diseases, makes no ex ception to this rule'; a draught of cold air may reveal the latent pro gress of the disorder, but its cause is long confinement in a vitiated and overheated atmosphere v and its pro per remedy ventilation and a mild, phlegm-loosening (saccharine) diet, warm sweet milk, sweet oatmeal porridge, or honey-water. Select an airy bedroom and do not be afraid to open the windows ; among the chit dreti of the Indian tribes who brave in open tents th-terrible winters of the Hudson Bay territory, bronchitis, croup and diphtheria are wholly un known ; and what wet, call " taking _cold " might often be more correctly described as taking /pit: - glowing stores, and even open Ares, in a - night-nursery, greatly aggravate the pernicious effects Of an impure at mosphere. The first iparoxyem of croup can be promptly relieved by very simple remedies ,:fresh air and a rapid forward-and-baokward move ment of the arms, combined in urgent cases with the applicatr of . a flesh brush (or piece of, noel) to th,, , neck'and the upper part of the chest. Paregoric and poppy-sirup stop the ' cough by lethargizing the irritability and 'thus preventing the discharge of. the phlegm' till its accumulation pro duces a second and far more danger ous paroxysm. These'second attacks of croup - (after the administration of pallititives) are eenerally the fatal' ones; When the child is convalesc ing, let- him beware of stimulating food and 'Overheated rooms. Do net give aperient medicines; costiveness, as an after-effect of pleuriti - 6 - affec tions, will soon yield to fresh air and a vegetable , diet.—Popular Science Monthly. GOING TO MAKE SHORT WORK OF Him.--L-Major Sanger, who is known in military slang as,a "bantam," was returning one day recently from Bis marck to Fort Lincoln, which la across the rivet, and the ambulance in which he was riding was delayed by a team and wagon driven by otie of the class known as,mule•whaclers in this country.. The driver of the ambulance and the mule-whacker got into a wordy altercation, and Major Sanger got very indignant at what he believed to be impertinent lan guage and unwarranted interference in his journey. He jumped from the ambulance, a Tom Thumb in size but a Goliah in fury, and exclaimed : "Get that wagon out of the Way." The mule-whacker looked at him quizzically and asked "Who the devil are you ?" • . "I am Major Sanger, of the army, air, and I want you to get that wagon out of the way." .. The mule-whacker ejected a mouth - - ful of tobacco • into the road and re marked : "Do you know, what I'll o with you, Major Sanger of the army, sir, if you don't make less noise with your. mouth?" "Chat' will-you do ?" inquired the Major, looking as.large and fierce as )ossible. "I'll set a mouse-trap and catch you, Major Sanger, of the army, sir, and give you to my puppy to play with."—Chicago Inier-6cean. == • : -An lEsth,etic Wif . "Say, tell ysni sornethi . gif you woill blow it," was the Waythat one. man saluted another on Twelfth street the other , day. "All right—go ahead." "You won't give it. tiviray until I Say - so ?" 'Not a Word.'' "Well, my wife ba* got to be an esthetic." "No l" ',Sure's your born: have • sus pected that she was working that way for some time . Vast - but it's only within a day or two that I became positive."' •, • . "Weil; that's wonderful. Say, how does she set?" "Languid—verylanguid. She lops around, drawls her noroks, writes sad poetry, and, the sight or an old pie tin or a banged-up chromo entrances her. Congratulate me on my luck." "I do-1 do. That is—" "What?" "Don't build your hopes too fast.. Be sure. you are right and then .go ahead. I labored for a whole year under the delusiin that' my wife was developing,as an aesthetic, and when 1 came to talk with her father he said she was always more than half-idiot by nature. Go slow—gq slow. The difference between an liesthetie and a fool is so mighty small that you can't afford to make a-mistake." TUE WORLD NOT CROWDED.—There is a great'portion of this planet .which is not yet finished and fenced in. We have 718,688,000 acres of .available land not yet surveyed but open to settlement, and 734,961,000 acres suiveyed but not yet taken up. This is exclusive of Alaska; where we have a dominion vast in extent aril possi bly possessing great value. But Eng land has still more virgin land than we. In the Austrian colonies she has 2,000,000,600 acres of land never yet touched; in Cape) Colony 52,0000 , 000 acres are all ready for settlement, but with ,110.seltlers ; in Natal, Cey lon and the West Indies, 14,500,000 acres, and in Cyanide probably some thing like 1,500,000 acres of uneceu pled.and very fertile lands. Here is a vast inheritage 'for the English- speaking people of the world—a her itage large enough to give a farm of 160 acres to 31;.25,000 perathis. The titne maycome when the world will be too crowded with people, but that tinfe is evidently not near at band.— New York Graphic. • VARIETIES of mere nothings give more pleasure than uniforaiity of sometLing IT is the part of a wise man to - waive the Front gm, for the -four* illOreaßet , w 2:1 DON'T WANT NM TAUGHT GRAMMAR. Mr. R. J. Burdette thus writes td the Burlington Hawkeye: Well, time die 4, the saMmer is almost over, the mackerel hive come up the bay and are biting like poison, the ferns are groling old, and the boy is learning to talk so that other people can un derstand him. "If you would lei me have him about one month," said the pleas ant-voiced and pleasant faced social mistress who came down here from up-river last week, "I could break him of that careless habit of speak ing.” Just because the boy had asked his stern dark-browed father : " Poppula, whurs tne - mines. Minn pole you peaking mama day ?" Which by interpretationis, us the pleasant-voiced school mistress would have taught him to say it : " Pappa, where is my _ fishing rod of 'which yo.i were speaking to my mother, with reference to purchasing for me at some time in the indefinite future?" • And her little serve highness shook her head and said no; he was losing his baby talk, and learned to speak English too rapidly as it was. The pleasant face of the school mistress wrinkled up into an interrogation point. " School mistress," the Jester said, "on all matters of education your shapely head is not hilly; it is as le vel as a new-mown lawn. But you don't want to teach the baby gram mar, and you don't want him to speak good English. Youiwant him to be a baby and you want to en courage him to indulge in. baby talk. In the years to come, when the , pud gy little fists will dig great tears out of the blue eyes, because the. boy cant remember in just what points there should and must be exact har mony between the verb and the sub ject ; when he is confident that he die before he can remember how tnan3t fellows beside 'ad, ante, eon, in or inter,' are followed by the ac cumulative; when he knows the world,,' Will stand still for just two hours after school if he can't . recall that all terminations in Something or other take the what you may call" .it after some kind of things when he is so trusting and has so much c.onfl deuce in Mr. Davies that he is not only willing but anxious to accept his statement that the sum of three angles of a triangle is equal to two triangles, without going to the board to prove this truthfulness by demon stration ; along in thoie days the memory of his baby talk will come back to us like sweet music. He will have trouble enough with the Eng lish lancr t? uage and all the appurtenan ces thereunto appertaining by-analy by.". "No," herfespoaded in answer to a silent inquiry of the pleasant-, faced school mistress, "he .does not know his alphabet, thank Heaven, and heshall not be bothered with it: Yes, he has alphabet blocks and knows all the pictures on them and many preposterouS stories about the pictures. Oh, yes, he can count, hear him now counting the pebbles he has brought from the beach ; one, free, seven, free, seven, ten, free, five, seven, free ; certainly he can count by a system or, his own, too, which is more than. most people have. Don't make a prig of the b a by, school mis tress. From the day on which thei are six years old, they must, under the school system of the States, be gin to study, and sit up straight, and behave properly and speak correctly, and from that time until the grave hides them they live and speak and act and act-verbally speaking, they be, and do and suffer—under social and educational surveillance. And I claim that at least six years of the life of man and woman should be free • 'free as the - air ; free to talk as the-brook -runs, with untrammeled musical prattle and babble. Why here, a few weeks ago came a melan choly looking child, about four years old, in my presence and hearing, pointed to me and said to his moth er: El " Ma'am' of whom is that gentle man speaking ?" • "Poor little prig! My heart bled for him. That aftTernoon I took that boy down by the target, and taught him to say : Ma'am, what is dat man speakin' to you about ?" and recon strubted his general . gram mar the same eas3r-basis, and—look,me in the eye —itthat boy didn't tan up like a young Indian in two days and he gained seven pounds in three weeks. "Sou.see," the jester concluded, in ark apologetic tone,-;for he hud done an unusual amountl4 preaching that day, "you see, we haven't, a very broad experience in training chil dren ' • we have only one chick to cluck offer and scratch for, but we're bound he shan't go to school until 3's through being a baby, and we know, school mistress, that he's the happiest baby that ever mangled grammar." - A SINGULAR ARIZONA FEAST.- The feast of St. Augustien, which has been celebrated in Tucson, Arizona, annually for more than a century, is just over for this year It begins on . August 28 and lasts as long as the revellers have the money to keep it up—usually about three weeks. The Mexican population find in the cele bration,' a solace for all the woes of the year, and indiViduals sometimes travel laboriously la distance of sev eral hundred miles to be present. Formerly the observances were sim ple and the diiersions innocent but witlihe influx of ,a new population and ew modes of life, gambling and kindred dissipations almost monopo lize the feast. More games of hazard than any one person could tell the name of allure the crowd, and all classes join in the fascinating attempt to get something for nothing. - One of the most novel sights of the festi vsl is a religions dance, in which ti neatly. naked Mexican contorts -his bOdy and face amid the glare of the torches which illuminate the plaza, while his countrymeb look on in si kat. excitement when some extrao j d Ina ry cony ulsiop ca! ont yopilbrous cheers, • Baby Talk. *Lop per Annum In Advance. I • ONLY A LINE. BY ILLA WIIZZLZB Only a line In the paper, That somebody read aloud, 'At a table of languid boarders, To the doll, Indifferent crowd. Markets and deaths, and , -a marriage, And the reader read them all. - How could he know a hope died then. • And was wrapped in a funeral pall? Only a line In a paper, - Bead Ina casual way Bat the goli went ouk of one young MC, And left It cold and gray— • Colder than bleak December. Grayer Ulan walk of rock; And the reader Fumed, and the rokui grew full . Of laughter and Idle talk.t If one clipped oil to her chaMber, Why, who could dream or Itnow That one brief line In the Mier lied sent her away with her woe Away into lonely sorrow..., To bitter and blinding ttars Only a line In the paper— But ii meant such desolate years f A Wild Ride. Before I begin my story I must tell you that T am a commercial trav eler, born and bred, so to speak, to the- business. ' I have my wits about, Me, - and, as' I often happen to have a good many valuable, articles also, I have need of them. " lam an Ynglishman—English to the _back bone—and live on roast beef, bottled ale and old port wine. I lan one of the men who don't dream and don't fancy. When I see a thing I see it. When I hear a thing I hear it. Arid what I saw on one 'particular occasion I mean to tell you. You wilk not offend me if you doubt it. Nevertheless, I shall , as I said, tell the story'. - - It was in the year, 18—, and the' month was May, and ,, the place was England. I had left London five days before, and now I was miles and miles away from- it, in the very heart of the country, traveling to ward a little town where I bad tipsi ness. It was an old-fashioned inn, and the people were kind and oblig ing. Travelers did not often stop at that inn, I suspect, fOr they were as particular about my melds as though I had been a prodigal : son come home for the holidays. - They killed -the 'fatted - chicken for me and made much of me altogether; and to crown all, as the train did not 'stop in time to take me on, as I wanted to go,.and as it was only a matter of five miles or so,. what - did •the landlord _ do but hunt .up a rusty Old.coach 'that was tucked away in the coach-house, and . ordered - his man to drive me over that evening. It Wasn't an extra _mind you.. It was sheer . good will. So' I shook . hands -all around, and . reinembered .the cham bermaid and the waiter with half "a crown each; and off I rode. It - was getting dark fast, and the road wound away among . . the hills in- a .very romantic sort of a way; why, it made you think of ghosts, if you were a commercial traveler. " Here's the place," says I to my self, "Where the old gentleman -of the road would liked to have met me and my black -bag fifty-years Boo." A hundred years ago, anyaw,. I would not have felt so safe as 1 do now. Just then the coach came to a sud den pause. • " Hallo," cried I-out of the win dow ; "what's the matter ?" "It's more than I can: tell, sir," said the man. " Black' Jane has turned sulky; ..she won't 'move a' With that he began to shout and crack his whip, I, with my head out of the window, watching him, when suddenly the beast started off, like mad, and I drew in'my face and saw .I had company. While the coach - was at a stand still a lady and gentleman had slip ped in. The - sat on the seat opposite •me, and though it was an intrusion I had not the heart to: find fault, for a pret- tier pair never an* in my life. If he was' twenty-one years, it was just as much as he could bp, and she was not seventeen. • - I have seen a pair oT china" lovers an the mantel-piece the perfect im age of what they were, as pretty, and dressed much the'same. . His hair was _powdered, and hers, li.' She had on a yellow silk, Low e n the neck than I would like a ughter of mine to wear it, and her arms would have been bare only for her long kid gloves. She had pearls in her ears and on her throat, and she had just the most innocent little face my two eyed ever 'rested upon. As for the boy, he had a chocolate velvet coat and white silk stockings, 1 and lace ruffles at hii wrists. And they had one large cloak-:-:-his I fan cy-east about the two of them, though it drooped back a bit as they sat down. • 1" Two young folks going . to a fa t cy ball; perhaps," said I, and just took a lit. on the way." And I=touched my cap, to them, and says I: " Pine evening, sir." He did not answer me, but she looked - at me and stretched out a lit tle white hand. "Oh, sir," she said, "look out at the•back.of the coaph, I pray you, and tell me if he is gaining on us. " -I looked out of the window. - " There's a man on horseback rid ing up the road," said I, for I saw one. "Oh, heavens !" said she. " Courage, Betty," said the young fellow. " They shall never part ns. Then I knew it was a - runaway match. • - "I see how it is," cried I. "Keep up your heart, young man. If 'the young lady likes you, she'll stick to you through thick and thin. I'll do my best to help feu." "Oh, heaven!" she cried again. " Oh, my (Jailing, I hear the horses feet. There - are more of them. Oh, sir, look; tell me." I looked: and saw many armed horsemen following swiftly. Clotorkt my hurt, Dotty," cried --- - NUMBER 20 —Excharige. the young man "My beloved, they come." • lie drew his sword.. - Athong other things he wore a sword. . I pulled my pistol from my pocket. We all stretched our heads for forward, and at that moment the coach - turned a rocky point of the- - road, and . I saw we were on the mar-. girrof a precipice. -All this time Black Jane had kept up her furious speed, and I saw we were in danger. Ila - ye a care," cried I. - "Faster !" cried the young man. Suddenly there came a jolt rind 4 scream from the young lady. I heard him say, "At last we die together." And the coach lay fhat on its side —not over the precipiee, but on the edge of it. A man - is a little stunned by - a thing litre that. When I'd climbed out of the win dow and helped old Anthony up 'with the coach, and coaxed Black Jane to quietness, I remembered that no one else got oat; of the vehicle, and I looked about ;in vain for my pretty lovers. They were not there, nor were there any signs of the troop Of horsemen I had seen dashing up the hill. They could not have pass ed us in the narrow path by any pos sibility. '• We ran a .chance for our lives, master," said Anthony. "Yet lam called ri good driver, and Black Jane is the kindesl, thing I ever saw in harness. • Thank God for all His mercies. It's a strange thing we did not go over the cliff." " But where did they go ?" I ask ed. " With?" said Anthony. -. " The two lovers-'—the pretty 'crea tures in 'fancy dress. The people who wire after them—where are they ?" ." Where " began Anthony. Their he turned as . ; pale as death. "All good angels over us r he cried. "We have - ridden with Lady Betty. It's the 10th of May. I. might have known better than to try the road to-night. Protect us all. Yes, we, we've ridden witivLady Betty." " Who is Lady Betty?". said I. " As pretty a creature as ever I saw, at all events. Who is she?" Old Anthony stood looking at, me and - shaking his head. "It's an old story," he said. " Book-learned folks tell it better than I. But a hundred year* ago and more, 013 thii blessed night, my Lady Betty Hope, the prettiest lady, ran off from a country ball with her father's young secretary." "They put one cloak over their heads, and an old servant drove them, kdowing•it was worth his life. " But before they had gone far, behind them came her kinifolk, armed and ready for vengeance. And when they reached this ioint they saw that all was over. - "'Better die together - that' to live apart,' he said, holdiug her close. Then he called out to; the servant, 'How goes it ' ",' All is lost,.sir ' said the man. The horses can't hold up five min utes longer.' "Then drive ,over," says he. - The man obeyed orders. "But ever since that night, sir, as sure as the 10th of ' May comes around; there's plenty here that will tell you that whoever drives .a coach past this road after nightfall won't ride alone. " There's nobody that remembered the night would do it for a kingdom, but I forgot. I'm getting okl, and I f&rget things whiles; and so we're ridden with Lady Betty." That's the story old Anthony told me, and what went before is what I saw and heard, I'm a solid, sensible man, but facts 'are_ facts, and here you have.'em. • GEORGE W.-CIIILDQ, the capitalist publisher of the Philadelphia Ledger,. and A. J."-Drexel f the wealthy banker of that city, are engaged in an im portant new enterprise. They have purchased - 600 - acres of groimd, thin teen miles out of the city, at Wayne station, on the Pennsylvania railroad, ". which they will divide into one-acre lots, and erect on each lot a cottage at a cost of $2,000 to $8,000.1 The land cost them $lOO an acre. They will expend $lOO,OOO on the tract in landscape ornamentation, $50,000 in water-works tr, supply tlfe village with good water, and $1,500,000, on' the general improvement, including the building of the 'cottages. One ornate hotel, called the Bellevue, has already been erected, and another, to be called the Audubon, will follow, each capable of accommodating "150 guests. There will be 500 cottage residences, which are to be disposed - of to purchasers on easy terms, each cottage situated 40 feet -from the street, and each street to be 60 feet wide-with sidewalks 12 to 15 been wide. Arrangements hare been ef fected with the railroad by which monthly tickets permitting the resi-,, dents to pass to and from their busk ness -in the city will be'soltl at s7,' It is the intention of Messrs. Childs and Drexel to - make Wayne one ol the most — beautiful and attractive suburbantowns iii the country. Fun, Fact and Facetite. Tin rations on which a poet's brains is fed—lnspirations. • Tan best remedy, for a man wl'o is "spell-bound "—A , dictionary. • SOME children are like stair carpets ; they can't be kept in oder without the rod. STRANGE but true—The tired man wbo lies a-bed in the morning is not - attired - man..' - t YOUNG men ' • in.toinrneneing life, imi tate the 'little fish. They always begin on a small scale: WHAT function does,a muzzle over a dog's mouth perform ? It .acts as a sus: pender to his pants. THE marriage , tie should be a simple beau kuot. It never works well when it r ie a•double bean know. _ "I never have any trouble," said a see dy vocalist,. "to get on the high• notes. It is the loan notes that-trouble me." - IT would lie well for talkative people to take a lesson of the trees and profit by their example, - so.as to keep - 4;qme things shady. - " WonnY is_said to kill more people than Work • but laziness kills more than worry. and, besides, it is the meanest kind of death to die.. WREN a bee ishumming about yOu on a shat p key he means mischief, and y6ta should just make a bee flat of him, with anything handy. , It must not be supposed that the giraiii and the boa constrictor are cheap crea tures to board, because a little' food goes such a long way with them. - Mss. HomasPirN, on bearing somebody remark upon the hunting in the English preserves,-exclaimed : "That's just wha our little Johnny does in my preserves.' - " WILL you tell me," asked-an old gel: tleman of a lady, "what Mr& ma: den name was." Why, her maiden aim was - to get married, of conrso," ex claimed the - lady. • A. PAPER published in Southern bays : " We haven't had , an rain for for ty days and forty nights. - The Ohio is wr low that boats base to carry sprinklers ha lay the dust,"