Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, December 15, 1881, Image 1

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featly • Ivertisers are entitled to quarterly
h rransient advertisements must be paid
for in advance.
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of limited or individual Interest, and no , lces or
marriages or detans,e &cording eve ilnealirti
ed nee CLAMS per line, but simple neticesof Mar
riages and de 4tbe grill be pa blished withouteharge,.
, tie BeroaTss ItArtnfellsrger circulation than
any other paper in the county, mates it the best
advertising medium in Northern Pennsylvania.
, f og eitcsu SG of every_kind. in plain and
fancy colon'', done with neatness and dispatch.
g„ talks, Btanks. Cards, Pamphlets, Billheads,
st v. ., meats, at., orefery esrlety raid style. printed
s t the shortest notice. The RitTOZTZW. see is :
meet o f sith power presses, a goodassort.
ment of new type, and everything in the pristine,
line can be Isecuted in the moat artistic manner
s 11 at the lowest rates. T ERRS INVARIABLY
C Shit,
Vltalltss ilarbs.
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TO WA FDA; psyrA
Oil:lce—At Treasurers OSlce s In Court House.
And dealers In Fret Saws and Arniwirs• SupptUt s
Send for priee-Ilsts. ItreoßTEtt ti
Bqz 1512, Towanda, Pa
f l L. HOLLISTER, D. D. 8.,
ruccessor to Dr. E. 11. Angle). OFFlCE—Second'
floor of Dr. Pratt's °Mee.
Towanda, Pa., January 6, 1661
Orrice—Roams formerly occupied by Y. M. C. ♦.
Remllng Room.
11. J. MADILL.
'mice over Ktrby's Drug Store
rarticillsr attention paid to business in 'the Or
phans'-Court and to the settlement of estates.
eeptember 25, 1:9. ,
- ATTOEINETS-AT 147/1, -
ODNEY A. M_FRetle,
Solicitor of l'ateuts. particular attention paid
to business in the Orphans Couit and to the settle
meta of estates.
otce in Montanyes Block May 1,19.
& S-A.NpERS9N,
F.. lIVER.TON. JR. J 0 1 .0: F. SA ND S
Y •
, -Judge .Tearitip having resumed the practiceof the
aw In Northern Pennsylvania, - will attend to any
legal business Intrusted to him In Bradford county.
Permits wishing to consult him. can call on U.
btreetei•, Esq., Towanda, Pa., when au appolnlhaent
can be mal e ,
• Feb 274'79
vacs with G. F. Maven, over Patch & Tracy,
Main street, Towanda, l'a.
ATTOILN 6ti ti-AT - LAW,
:;:c• Ecsußiaz
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oliceo—Nonh Side Public Square.
Jan .1,1975
Er •
°lce—Means' Muck, M alti•st„ Over J. L. Kent's
core, rowan . May be consulted In German.
(Atm 12, '76.3
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W e J. fOLING,
w tte . i—itercur Mock, Park street, up stairs.
Maui Oltreet. first door north of M. E. Church.
Aprli 1, lefil.
1 •a•orer M. F.. Rosenfield's, Towanda, Ps.
Teeth Inserted on Gold. Sliver, Rubber, and Al- .
mai= ba4e. Teeth extracted without ;.sin.
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D. PAYNE, M. D.,
M:'•, over Moutanyes• Store. Office hours from 10
to 12 A.m.. and fmni 2 to 4 P. st.
Special attention given to
and •
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r L. LAMB,
1 North Frautlln-st., Wllies-Barre, Pa
attetitiop given to collections In Luzerne
and I.aekswanna a unciee. Iterertne.s: lion. V.
11. Morrow ; First National BAtilt:TOrapda.
111 IS. E. J. PERRIGO,
L.k,ns given fit Thorough Baia and Harmony
1.1 !:1:311 , ,T1 of th. voice a!‘peefalty. Located at J.
State Street. Reference: Holmes
P..,cage. Towanda, Pa., March 4. lean.
Cl. W. RYAN,
...ft •
Mee day last Saturday of each mouth, over Turner
& Gordon's Drug Store, Towanda, Pa.
Towanda, June 20, tale.
1111V2e1-70tf. TOWANDA,PA.
P.set of buNlnes9,:a few doors north of Post-Oak°
Plumbing, Gas Fitting. Repairing PtimPii of all
k1r,1%. and all kinds of blearing promptly attended
,', a
All wanting work in his line sbnuld give him
Dee:4. 1179.
Thin Bank offers unusual facilities for the trans
setion of a generai banking business. •
• N. N. BETTS, Cashier
10% POWELL, President.
!!,Al a at all hours. Terms to stilt the times. Large
stable attached.
HENRI% Paorauvroß
Juiv a, • 7o_t f.
6(41, • hitANN COLLEGIAA N-
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,I:I•TITUTE,-1,1104T WINTER TERN wsllcom•
51,.NUA.V. OCT. 310891. EzponaPs for
Itilthrn awl furbished room. from on to
I. - , P r y,ar. Ynr cat4logue or further partlrro.
..1•• K. the Vrirtelpsl,
A. D. DYE & CO..
Pall & Water, 1881,
Heating Stoves.
March 1, Mt.
TVey are too well known to require any
New Uecla,
0. D. EI'SNLY,
We algo have a line of CHEAP BA S E
BURNERS, the, best of their class in the
market, and well adapted for supplying a
demaiid for an efficient but inexpensive
beating stove
Happy Thought Thought Ranges
A. P. DYE & CO.
Wood Cook Stoves,
r n0v11,75,
Towanda., October 1681,
1M- The Entire
Stock of the late firm
of Mclntyre Brothers
must be closed out at
Cost within Thirty
Days, by the purcha
ser. Goods- recently
bought at Sheriff's
Ace, Abvertiseincuts.
Crown -Jewell.
Sold in Towanda and vicinity by
' And a general stock of
It lvds: Jnly lit 11381-m1
We're up today on fortune's bill
And free from every sorrow.
But In the wherlit rood or 11l
_All may be chshirtitomsorrow.
We're up and down as time flies
nir ease, now hardest labor—
No millionaire can safely frown ,
Upon hM lowly neighbor.
Niches take %togs—the man of Wealth
May meet with sudden !onset,
While he whose onlyatore Is health
May ride behind his horses;
Then do not slight the toiling poor, v .
•For labor ne'er disgraces,. - •
And though 3ourlfortune seems secure,
dome-day yOU may change places.
41310 d help us all—we're poor at best-` • •
Dependent on each other—
Though, crowned with emit or sore distresed,
Weak man lastly mates brother.
Then when on fortune's top we stand,
NoIII our state attending, -
Let us el tend a be ping hand
ro those about descendleg.
. .
km : old now ; so old and feeble .
that several years I have been
unab'c to continue the practice of
my professien; . Yet as a matter of
habit, us a kind of second nature, a
clAy, 'rat* passes without finding
me Ut my . office, as I still . call tha
little duSty den away.out of hearing
of the noiseand crash of the street.
Yesterday, as I was sitting there
alone, a friend - canie in and gave me
a long, garrulous account of a skele
ton that had been but-an hour before
disinterredin the heart of tie city
by some workmen digging for the
toundatiort .of a building. It was
the skeleton 'of a woman, lie said. I
rooked at him r shiirply. at.d satisfied
myselt that lie ttild. this merely as a
piece of intelligefice Heaven helped
meto keep comptised,.l think. This
was my dead secret I
'And some physicians - - gaie it as
their opinion ' that this' skeleton had
hdri - under the ground quite fifty,
years,' the man continued. '
I bit my lips; they were white
enough before. Cunning fellows;
these brother physicians of • mine.
It was exactly 'fifty years I -•
'But nobody could recognize the
bones, of. course.'
I bre4hed more freely.
"There remarkable thing,
hoWever, about this singular exhu
mation. On the fourth
• hony finger
of the left hand a brilliant diamond
ring was discovered, which sparkled
and Scintillated as . clearly as though,
it had not been for half a century,
covered by the mold.' •- • • -
The speaker. did'Uot notice at that
point how 'nervously I closed my left
hand. I did not care to have him
see; the counterpart of the ornament
he described at that moment.
,•••‘* * * *
Somewhat more than fifty years
ago; and in this very room, wher e
write, I. concluded , _ the long, weary
probation of my student
. life, :and
entered singly_ upon the practice of
my profession.
2111 y success s immediate • and
gratifying. Those who, had . been
long and firmly established in the
city were astonished to find them-
SelveS supplanted In a day, as it'
were, by one whom they had hitherto
affected to despise.. . • •
To he brief; I was successful at
_Beyond precedent; business
and money came at my command,
- and the city ..res'ounded with prais,
of my skill, and the wonderful cures
I had performed
- I was called = from: my.bed at mid
night upon one m cash:in, an I direct
ed in the Most urgent manner to re
pair .at once .to the.. residence. of
Judge C—. The house • indicattd
'was the home of one of the wealth;
lest and proudest families of
and I obeyed the summons as soon
as possible. • •
It was. with difficulty thatil ascer
tamed, amid the sobs and, tears
which greeted •nry arrival, that
Helena the only and idolized
daughter of, the family, and, the Sc.*
knowledged belle and beauty of the
city, had been suddenly attacked
'with a violent malady.
It needed but- ; a glance at the
sufferer to assure me of this. Al-
though perfectly well an hour before,:
she was
,now far nearer death. than
I ife.
[ ,
The disease which had Seized her
was one of .the m u st malignant and
quickly fatal with which , . my experi
ence hal yet male me conversant.
• She lay- perfectly - Motionless, her
lips as rigid as those of death. and
the closest scrutiny could detect - no
r‘piration ; while upon each cheek
burned a single' fiery spot, the sure
mark of the destroyer.
,`Can you save her?' was the
father's agoniied question.
The chancea are ninety-nine in a
hundred against, her living an hour,'
was the reply.'Nevertheless, I will
leave nothing undone.'
111 y end was accomplish ed. For
thirty-six : consecutive hours I sat by
ha bedside, wearily - combating' the
fatal disease which had assailed her.;
vt hen I at last pronounced her
out of - danger, I felt that I hid al
most wrought a miracle.
This was another triumph ,added
to my list, and the report 'of my
fame was in every mouth.
But this was not the only conse
quent° of the occurrent e.
The discovery that my lovely and
amiable 'patient regarded roe with a
warmth of emotion and gratitude
which only' her own warm 'hart
could conceive. filled me with feel.
itig of; the liveliest pleasure., She
regarded 'Me as iher benefactor, her
savior; in short, she. loved me most
fervently. I knew it long before her
recovery, in a bundled different ways
she betrayed it,: and the conscious
pest; of that fact gave me an exulta
tion which carried me with a buoyant
step through the labors of the day.
To be loved by one so pure, so fair.
and so good, was Well worthy to he
made the great ambition of any
ordinary lifetime:
For several weeks after Helena's
perfect restoration to health, I was
a, frequent and welcome visitor at.
the house. Neither of us had ever
spoken or lovei and yet I knew ths,
li k
BY J. F. F.
she, equally with myself, was secret
ly hoping for a future Of wedded
happiness --at ,least this hope was
the chei.ished dream of my life, aid
alas I like every other dream it bad
is end.
Buoyant and elated with , my false
hopes, ventured one day to ask
Helena's father to sanction our love.
The revelation was a new one to
him'; and with a frown, the haughty,
purse-proud aristocrat bade me
leave his house and to never 'ap
proach it again.
I remonstrated, but to no purpose;,
even the poor privilege of a farewelli
interview with Helena was denied,
me. and I left that mansion of pride
and heartlessness utterly wretched
and sick at heart.
I quickly discovered that no.op
portunity was left for clandestine
interviews with Helena. The sever
ity of paternal despotism had even,
as I ascertained, imposed upon her
tlep confinement of locks and - bars,
upon her positive refUsal to discard
me: Her house was now a prison to
her. •
- Embittered by such relentless op
position as this, 1 , began to consider
Helena as forever lost to me, and
following the *idle impulse of.
moment, I started upon a voyage to
Wandering restlessly over, the
countries of the Old World. for a
year, I at length received a letter
from home, which, among other
ihings, spoke of the marriage of
Helena —. I smiled bitterly as
the 'name of the husband caught my
eyle. - .The -man who was thus pr. ,
ferred to me was coarse, sensual and
unrefined, but wealthy, it'd there.
fore quite unexceptionable to Judge
I shuddered as thought _of
future—sighed, perhaps, at the
thought of the event of my hepe !
and orpeetations—and then resolute
ly 4dismissing the theme from my
mind, I commenced my weary home
ward journey.-
It was the very day, if I remember
rightly, subsequent to my return to
B—, that I was sitting here In my
offlee ' solitary and alone.
I had as yet seen hardly a single
one of my former acquaintances; and
was more utterly wretched and dew-
late, if possible, than before my de-,
pai-ture, for, spite of my utmost
endeavors, my
,it',oughts were con
stantly fixed On Helena,
I had almost lost consciousness of
external objects, when a light rap
upon • the door reached me. There
bad been an addible step in the-pas
sage,- and conjecturing that my visi
tag was a woman, I hastened to
admit her. I was ;correct.; it was ,a
woman, and none other than the
subject of my thoughts.
Helena-stood in the doorway, but
how changed ! So altered was she,
that I could scarcely recognize her ;
her thin, prematurely, wasted face
marked with lines of grief and care,
preserved few, very few vestiges of
the beauty it once wore. The shock
which her unexpected - appearance
gave me composed me at Once, and
closing the door, after her, I placed , a
chair troi44almly awaited her pleas.
She, however, was embarrassed
and agitated. She remained stand
ing for a moment, slipping a ring on
and off her finger, her eyes resting
on the floor. Filially she said, in a
trembling voice :
'Do not think ill of me, W:the i r,
for coming : here . I heard o f your
return and wished to see you, if but
for a moment. I ant very unhappy.'
Her last words were addresed
rather to herself than to me, 'anti
yielding to her .' emotion she sank
into a chair and sobbed bitterly.
Respecting the feeling which I knew
she could not control, and which was
momf.ntarily gaining upon fue, I
turned away until she had an oppor.
tunity to compose herself.
'My errand here to•day,': she con
tinned, 'is to return• you this ring.
You will. remember, it, know.
There was no person to whom I
could .intrust it, and my husband
almost daily demands to know the
history of it. _ And besides, I wish
ed to say farewell, forever. Good
by, Walter!'
Her hand was icy cold. As I re
leased it she turned toward the door,
but in nn instant she tottered toward
Me, her face blinched-t - olthe whiteness
of death. Had I not sustained her
she must have fallen to the floor.
'Good heaven, Walter it is - my
husband's step on the stairs,' she
whispered, in 'a thrilling tone. 'You
know him ; his . jealously is always
active-4 am lost if he finds me
.here! Save me from discovery; in
God's'= name!—everything depends
u ,on it P . •
. .
'There is that eloset.'l suggested.
• She entered it eagerly and closed
he door.
'lt might be left a little ajar for
air ' I whispered, hurriedly. -
'No; close it—lock it!' was ex
citedly whispered back, and I had
hinny withdrawn the key when
Helena's husband entered. ,
'Why, what is the matter ?' were
his first words. 'You are pale and
agitated ; what has happthed ?'
'Nothing—nothing, I assure you,
More than the effects of traveling,'
was my reply.
The remark was an unfortunate
one,_ for my unwelcome victor im•
mediately insisted upoc hearing a
detailed account of my foreign ex•
perience. Uneasy and restless a s l
was, I was compelled to submit , and
for a full' hour my tormentor com
pelled me to sit and answer his ques
tions. Meanwhile, I was in a per
fect agony -of fear and uneasineqs.
I followed every movement that lie
made, lest some chance clew might
betray the presence of Helena, and I
alternately adopted and rejected a
thousand expedients to rid myself of
him. My position at length grew
absolutely intolerable; not theleast
'imoeg my thoughts was that of the
sufferings of Helena, confined in the
stilling air of that miserable closet,
and I was on the - point of intimating
to , the tormentor. that I wished to be
alone,. when he exclaimed :
nip examine , your ring!'
And before I could make a move•.
mint to prrient 404 bp tad dipped
it from my finger and was intently
examining it.' '
I. 'A pretty ring.' he observed, 'eye
ing me sharply: 'May I ask where
You obtained it 1 4 t.Pro
'I purchased it some! time since;
was my careless reply.
How 1 bated the mobster fOr his
question! How - I wished to burl
him headlong down the:stairs! But
forbore. • • • '
'Did you ever give . iway'uu orna
merit next ques
tion. :
never did,' • '• -•
The answer came emphatic and
ppsitivi, and my wrath rose almost
beyond check. Never may ,1 have a
harder ;struggle to refrain from
striking a'Auman being to my feet.
Idiot! villain! he was murdering a
life worth more than a thousand of
his own every moment of his - stay!
'Well,' he continued, asked be
cause I had particular reasons: foi
asking—Very particular reasons they
I 'assure you, you know my
ha - ye : met her, I replied, with
an'intioluntary start. •
'lt is something that concerns her.
I will tellyou exactly what I mean
some day.' •
don't ask your confidence,' was
my _ answer. , =
'No, but I mean to give . it, neva%
theless he rejoined, 1 . with a grim
~ , -
smile, rising to go. ' Toetors are
sometimes very useful advisers in
family affairs.' , -/
He: was gone at last. With three
strides I reached the closet, when
the outer door again opened on my
tormentor. Ile had merely returned
to make some Wylie!
again 'he was gone
,Now, however,
I waited until - his footfalls had ceased
to fall on the stairs, and then the key
was again inserted in the lock. But
I could proceed, no further; the reac
tion of my terrible nervous excite
ment of the last two boors overcame
me, and I leaned, weak and breath.
less, against the door. The thought
occurred to the to call her , name, and
accordingly I spoke it, 'Helena P
it was in a low whisper and no
response. I repeated it aloud, but
no answer;. still louder, with the
same result. A mortal, dizzy sick
ness overcame me,, and I could
scarcely force vitality enough to my
fingers - to unclose the door. But I
did, and looked in fearfUlly, shudder
ingly: Helena was leaning against
-the - wall, her face hidden in her
bands... Again I repeated her naive,
and when she gave me no reply, I
placed my hand upon her 'shoulder.
- Her whole body yielded,to my touch,
and I found myself supporting her
in my arms. She had doubtless
fainted: '
So I thought as I carried her
the closet and 'placed her inert form
in my office chair, for not ' until then
bad - I seen her face. God of mercy!
what a revelation did that face con
tain ! It was white and ghastly,
every muscle set with a rigid expres
sion of fear, the dull eyes gazing
upon me with -their expressionless,
stony gaze. :My heart gave one
great throb, and stood still ; in -an
instant I bad applied my fingers to
the wrist. The pulse was still—the
blood stagnant—a stroke of the lan
cet failed to draw, it forth The
horrible truth was apparent. She
was dead; Fear alone had killed
her. .
Herb my - strength failed the ; I
reeled and fell to the floor, lost in a
stupor rof insensibility.
It was night when I-awoke. and
slowly the - horrors of my position
came back to me.. But I was calm,
at, least ; - and there, in the darkness
of midnight, and in the company of
the dead, I pthijered upon my future
My determiriation was *quickly
,First placing the ring which
she had given me. upon
,her finger—
the ring that she Once promised me
to wear as long as she loved me—
and.' kissing her dead lips once:(I
dared to do that),',l raised the body
in 'my Arens and bole it out into the
night. Fortune favored me;- the
streets were deserted ; no one crossed
way during my fearful . journey.
Reaching a woody. Spot -just beyond
the city, I hollowed out a'grave; and
there I.bnried her. • .
Here is my story. Learn- from it,
if .you wig, - why I am drawn hither
daily; decide ;whether• there should
be a. fascination for me in the dust
and cobwebs of my office:
The first emergence from barbar
ism is marked by the invention of
some intoxicating drink, and possi
bly the acme of civilization will be
marked by total , abstinence. James
Parton may have stumbled on a
great truth when he asserted that
the coming man will not drink wine,
simply because his high intelligence
will show' him th t the cons ituent
elements !,of ail alcoholic drinks are
of no use; to the body, and secondly
that, he will have the educated will
power to control Any desire to in
dulge in what his judgment con-,
den:ins. Be this as it may, we can
only regard it as a speculation. We
- limit deal with the real and practi
cal. Reforms are a matter of
-growth, not of sodden making,
either by consent or legal enactment.
Men will drink and do drink, and
the problem to be solved is, not to
stop them by police , measures, but
rather to guard what they naturally'
crave. A nation is known by what
it drinki. The English character is
as strong as, its October brewitigs,
the Irish as pungaciouS as its—Moun
tain Dew, the French as volatile se
the effervescence of its champagne,
while many a German speculation
has sprung.from the foam of its be
loved beer. It, matters little how
we regard the drinking question, the
fact remain 3 that alcoholic stimu•
!ants have had much to do in the
development of national character.
As we will drink something, the true
temperance aim should be to, give
drinking its proper direction. As
we are a nervous nation, twi -- nation
al leverage naturally should be seda
tive in its character awl effects.,
That we are becoming a great beer
drinking mike every one- admits
About Beer.
awl the unpnjudiced man tan see it
this tendency rthe true temperanci
corrective of alcoholic drining; ani
the'wise min can see the necessit ,
of so putting safeguard- around th'i
manufacture of this beverage that
the national health will - not be in
jure4 by a . bogos or_adulterated arti
cle. 1 That little 'orour t -beer I4.tWhe
we buy or think it is, no one doubts.
Incr axed consumption has put, a
prem um ,upon a cheap way of manu
facto ; chemical skill is employed
to t ke the ' place Of the -hones'
brewer; the.simple ingredients used
by our forefathers are displaced h.
the cheap compounds of 'tno-lern
ingenuity. What should be. our
national beVerage is fast • becoming a
foaming drug in which is hidden the
poison of death. We noticed in thi
daily papers of Tuesday of last week
a dispatch to the effect that the ,Corn
missioner of Internal Revenue, Mr .
Itatim, has had the- question of .m a
terials which enter iato the mahufac•
tune of beer in New York City, ex
amined. by some of his agents- there.
The main point' of inquiry was di
rected toward ascertaining whether
tse brewers were - in the habit of re
porting on the regular .forms the
materials, other than malt aid hops,
which they used: : ,
The result of the investigation
shows that the brewers are very will
ing to exhibit what:. hops and_ malt
they use,' but decidedly qdverse to
telling, anything about the other
compounds every one of them put
into their beer In fact some of the
government officers report that ma
terials are used that the brewers see
fit, to take to their breweries under
the shadows of nightly darkness.
Glucose, rice, grape-sugar', corn.
cornmeal, and various drugs, are
smuggled into the breweries at night
and no doubt the next. morning they
come out foaming beer,such is the
celerity of modern . . adVancement.
As a matter for beer-drit,kers' reflec
we quote the following, state
ment : ..-
"One_ brewery showed the use in a
month of 11,1:i0 bushels of malt; no
hops, and. 3,0-16 bushels . of o' her ma
terials. On inquiry, it appeared that
the latter : item was all cornmeal.
At one brewery where the returns to
the Collector showed the, use of malt
and'hops only, investigation revealed
the fact that for every 96 bushels of
malt there were used 500 pounds of
coraline, althOugh the latter was not
entered either on the :returns of ma
.received or material used.
Another large brewery, which re
poited only hops and malts as used,
really manufactured. their beer in the
foßowing proportions.:' Ma1t,13,250
bushels ; corn, 26.3 ;0 pounds; glu- .
.core, 6 , foolbs. Another establish
-meat used malt, hops, cornmeal and
rice, the proportion of malt and
meal being 50 bushels of cornmeal
to 250 bushels :of malt. The last
brewery examined had just abandon
ed the use of glucose. The practice
had been to use 600 pounds of gln•
cOse toovery' 165 bushels of 'Malt,"
Such beirrg.the facts the • question
'arises, what will •we do about it?
How can we get goad, pure beer?
fie • whO believes in mechanical
agency Would naturally say haie a
,Government Inspector. Well, if a
Bank Inspector eou!d not detect a
cashier taking $2.030,000 from a
bank, he :might fail in discovering
glucose in beer. • It is• a - notorious
tact that the London Lancet stopped
the poisonous brewing in' London,
when all the inspector s were Incapa
ble., The newspapers. can stop it.
Let some capable. chemist analyse
the beer &Om time to' time and let
the newspapers publish the report,
And- the public may rest . assured that,
'not much of the bogus.. article will
get into thO market. Sensible peo
die will not drink a poisonous -arti
cle, if they 4 can get a pure one, and
the only way we can. find the genn
ine is by the guidance of the news
paper. If the great . dailies of the
large cities would publish' regularly'
the result of honest chemical analy•
sis of beer ' there would he precious
little 'bad brewed: It is idle to talk
sentiment about beer. The Ameri
can people will drink . it, and if the
press does its. duty they will:'get it
pure. •
The Earth Drying Up.
There is abundant evidence, says
the New York Times, that the
amount of water on the earth surface
has .been steadily diminishing for
-many thousands of years. No one
doubts that there was a time when
the Caspian Sea, communicated with
the Black Sea, and when the Medi
terranean covered the greater part
of the Desert of Sahara. In fact, ge
ologists tell us that at one period the
whole of the earth was covered by
water, and the fact that continents
of dry land now exist is a prohf that
there is less water on our
.globe than
there was in its infancy. This dimi
nution of oar supply of water - is go
ing on at the present day at a: rate
so rapid as•to be clearly appreciable.
The rivers and smalhir streams of
our A tlantic• States are . visibly . small
er than - they were twenty-five years
ago. Country brooks• in which men
now living were accustomed to . fish
and bathe in their childhood have in .
many cases disappeared, not through_
any act of man, but solely in conse
quence of the failure. of the springs
and rains which once fed them. The
level of the great lakes is falling year
by year. There are many piers on
the shores of ittke cities which ves
sels. once approached with ease, but
which now . hatilly reach to the edge
of the' water. ' Harbors are every
where growing shallower. This is
not due to the gradual deposit of
earth- brought down by the rivers or
of refuse from city sewers. The har
bor of Toronto has grown shallow in
spite of the fact that it has '' . been
drOged out so that the botthß rock
has been reached, and all the dredg
ing which can be done to the harbor
of Neil! . York will not permanently
deepen it. The growing shallowness
of the Hudson is more evident above,
Albany than it isin - the. tide water
region, and; like the outlet--of---Lake
Cbaniplain. which was once naviga
ble by Indian canoes at all seasons,
the upper Hudson is now almost bete
if water in many places during the
•ummer. In all other parts or the
world there is the same steady de
:reaseof water in rivers anti lakes.
in& the rain fall , in Europe, where
mientific Observations ai& made, is
manifestly less than it was at a pee.-
- id wjthin man's memory. What is
becoming of our water? Obviously
it is not disappearing through evapo
ration. for in that case rains :would
4ive back whatever water the atmos
phere might absorb. We must ac
cept the theory that,' like the water
•if the moos, our water is sinking
into: the earth's interior.
- ~ -- +Nr ~-t
A Carson City Scene.
Says a Philadelphia Press corres
pondent at'Cafsion City :
• "After an..aitsence of three years I
see change in everything:here, except
among the Indians. • They 'certainly
have made. no progress toward- a
higher moral condition,
,and it was
never possible for!them to go lower.
and in writing abOut them .1 shall
deal perforce .with their history in.
- telling of the present. The most
Striking thing about them is their
dress. ,Costumes made up of odds
and ends ,of savage and
. .bivilized
'articles which,. produce an. - effect,
which is grotesque in' the =extreme.
They adorn themselyes with'any and
eyftything that is given them.
There is a tall young savage who
struts about tiarson, -who'll I hay,
named Beau BrummelL it may be
hardly fair to do - . so,yet in his way,
Whielt is quite anothr way, he is as
fastidious as his illusttions • prede.
cessor. These vagabonds carry. all
their!earthly possessions w,ith,thetn
excepting their huts, 'so that . the
Beau carries about, his persbn not
only his successes but, - Ns. failures.
Here is a description of his - costume
A red blanket hung over a rope and
tied ,about his neck ; above this a
long scarf of pink calico, tied in a:
huge bow under his chin, something
after the manner - of Mlle. Sarah
B••rnliartit; on his-head a very much
.bittered plug hat,, in the band of
which is s uck- two or, three broken
rooster's' feathers, and a .tattered
ostrich plumel At the side, pinned
with a :large steel brooch, floats a
blue veil, about two yards in length.
,Around ltis dirty,, bare ankles are
knotted some -strips of fed calico,
hut his feet have 11 o ornament. nut
mud . The crowning glory of his
attire are hiti . ear-rings. His ears
hriveslits - in 'Ahem, over an inch in
length; and in one, tied with d buck
skin string, is the handle of a table
castor and two brass door keys—in
the other ,n ornamented top of it
meerschaum pipe, a broken tea-spoon
and the tin c" from of bak
ing poWder.. His ftwe is painted
with stripes of red, mixed with some
ill-smelting "oil, which diffuses. its
odor-far as well as near, being 'the
rankest compound of villainous
Smell -that -ever offended nostrils.'
The young - squaws • cast upon him
glances of respectful admiration as
he saunters down th , ?.. street with an
air that plainly says, 'Look at me
girls--this is all to please you.'" .
At the,' Whipping Post.
'Did yokever see a publie_whip
pine .•
' No.'
-‘ Well, let's ride (we: to Glendale.
Old Turner is going to 'peel' avictim
thiri afternobn.'
I was at Malvern llill,'and Glen.
dale' is a-hamlet about, trour, miles
away. . As we rode along the
way we found ourselves-in the'com
pany of quite a numb of merry
men and women who were bound for
the same place, and na!l the same
object in view. It was 'known -for . w
eircukt, often miles around that Lish-
Tislor, a negro, had . been sentenced
thirty lashes for theft, and there
was a - genial desire on the part of the
colored popOlation 'to hear him hol
ler.' The theft. was the taking the
"hoe or shovel—l forgot which—from
a farmer, and the prisoner would
doubtless have been let down easy if
this had not been his second offense.
Arriving at - Glendale we found half
a dozen white pe, , ple - and about sev
enty•6've colored citizens on band.
Among the latter were about thirty
• Bow. fat did you walk ?'• we asked
one of them.
"Bout fo' miles, sah.' .
'And yOU came to sea the whip.
Yes, nab'
I shouldn't think you would want
to :see a man whipped.'
'Deed, sah.-but I down keer so
werry .much about but,my ole man
am lame an' couldn't 'come hisself.
I've got to tell. bim all 'bout it when
I get home.'
Some of the crowd bad 'Walked
several miles, and nearly all of therd
over two, and it was plain to see
that a whipping was a sort of a cir
ens parade to theni. There was much
speculation as to whether old Turner
would. lay it on hard or not, and as
to bow the 'priaoner would bear-the
punishment.; but all dispute was set
tled by a-little,.old squint,eyed dar
key, wearing a stovepipe hat With
the Crown stoved, in,
' Who's loin' . he de
manded as he aseeniled' the steps and
looked over the 60%1. .‘ What you
uns sayin' dis an' dat fo' when ye
Amin' know ? I tell ye Ilat whip am
gwine to draw blood, an' Lish Tay
lor am gwine to' beller like a calf!
lie bin_ right dar myOtelf, an' dat
Mass'r Turner he doan! go light on
nobody !'
I have seen hundreds of petty of
going tolhejail or workhouse
without a - change of . countenance.
Of the half hubdred murderers and
burglars I have heard sentenced, I
never saw one-of them 'take on' as
Taylor did when breught down to
the post. • He 'was a • strapping big
fellow, able to knock an tax. down at
a blow, and yet he begged and whin
ed and acted - like . a baby, t.nd was on
the point of having a real good cry
when the hoots and hisses of the col•
ored people. around him acted as a
brace. Still lie - trembled and cringed,
and'eoibited actual fear. It be had
been going to, jail forthree months
his face Wonlit . have worn a grin of
81.00 per Annum In Advance.
sltisfaetion, and he would have felt.
himself a hero. A large share Of - the
crowd looked startled and anxious
showing that an impression had been
made, and I heard one man whisper
to another :
'Fo' de Lawd, 'William, but I
wouldn't •be dar ftirde — bes' farm in
Old .Turner, as everybody calls
haii done all Hie whipping at
tflendale for years. His face- is
neither relined nor 'brutal, and.
could not. see any change. in it trout
first to last. Be proceeded • to• busi.
"[was in a matter-of-flet methodical
manner. • The prisoner was ordered
- to 'peel,' and ; ,as he slowly and- reluc-,
tantly removed his coat, Turner lean- -
ed- against the whipping-post and
switched the ground with the whip
he was to use. This whip was a
small raw-hide about like those used
with a saddle-hOrse, and had a sus
piciously* red color for half its length
the prisoner was slow about reMor-:
ing, his garments, and the executioner
finally took hold to assist him. Co_at
and vest and shirt were at, length re
moved,-and 'Parlor stood with only
his pants on. The thermometer mark
ed 91 degrees wOre he stood. and
- vet he shis-ered and shook like a Man
freezing to death. His aims were
drawn around the post and his hands •
made fast at the wrists, and then his
pluck was all gone. If his'sentenee
could have been changed to five years
in State Prison he would
-have jump
ed-for joy.
. Old innwr'wore the same neutral
expression'of countenence as he took
, his station and swung Lhis whip for
the .first bloW. It' was a - pretty hard
cut, and' Taylor yelled at 'the - top of..
1 11 s voice
Oh ! God ! Oh for Land !
but somebody save me! ! .llass'r
Turner, if you let me off, Fit die Joy
you !' . ,
Had the prisoner Amite] this in a
police court in the north the soecfa,
tors would have roared with latighti;r:
There wasn't a smile to be seen in
the. crowd hround ;he "whipping-post.
t . !Vas a warning which ina4 - men
tremble and women - Wipe, their eyes.
—two—three—fodr—five—fell the
blows, and a boY ten years old would
not have exhibited
. roOre. cowardice.
think he got it'ivore for taking on
as-he did. After th - e • twelfth blow I
saw blood on the prisoner's
hut when the thirtieth hail fallen
there was nothing revolting in a el,';se
inspection of the flesh There were
welts and ridges and some b'o ,d, and
the si,nplest remedy would heal the
wounds within a week. wh it that
last blow . fell the prisoner w-lo had
kept a trite. count albthrou h despite
his excitement, was. 'ov-e'reOtne with
'may, and, raising his voice to the
highest pitch,. he shouted :
yain't I" happy ! Oh! loan'
I feel blessed ! OIL! fo' de Lawd !
hut I'ze de gladdest nigger in de
whole world '
Every per-on in the crowd looked
upon, the prisoner as a dis , raceci
man.' Thirty . days in jall might have
made a Vero of hitn,' . but to bei,u'rhc.
ly whipped was quite. another thing.
Virginia has few j•Lils, and some of
those are-always empty. Michigan
-has to increase her prison room - ye•cr
by year. The idea of the law hto
runish. In Virginia the petty thi,--1
gets his punishment on his back. In
the North he is sent- to jail to idle
away thirty or sixty ;• to in
crease his zeal to feel himself a hero;
to play cards and read novelS, and
to come Out with his hat on his ear.
One publie.whipping h. s a more sid
ulary effect on the etas to which the
victim belong than fifty sentences to
j-til; 'and the records of Virginia,
when.eompared :With those of any
- other Northern State will prOve the
A northern drunkard, or braWler,
(14. villainous Wife-beater, who - cannot
pay a tine. g'.es to' jatl or the work
house.- in thousands of instances
men 'cotninit 'offences in order to be
sent there. Thity liVe well. sleep
well, and have. KUle, to do. In Vir.
ainia this • class of ', Men go to the
chain gang, and au made to benefit
the general public and pay their war.
Roads, ditches, bridges, and parks
are built,,lmprowed and kept clean,
and the. law enfOrced at • the same
time. And the result is that Rich
mond with. its 65; 1 100 population-and
its chain-gang does not show one
sixth of the arrests made in Detroit
with its 13:1,000 'population and the
jail and ‘ , .'orkhotise. A bummer sent.
to our workhouse, gains frotithyee
to live pounds o,f flesh in tni4 da,ys,
has a warm suit, a good bed,atrlive
or six hours work" per One
sent to the chain 'grin!) , of- Melia:lond
lets the first time he the last, unless
liois a chronic loafer.
At Alexandria' the . whipping ,is
done by the polite, ani instead of a
post the prisoner's hands are .put
through ti - ` cell. door and made fast.
1 saw'a White man - get thirty lashes
there tor stealing a game chicken;and
after the thing was over he told. me
he . Would rather take a year in •the
State Prison than another thirty
lashes . Ott suivele;s may call it-bar
barism or whale^rr they like, but
Virginia with 'her chain-gang and laws does , not record
the arrest of one petty offender Where
Ohio Or New York, rewrds six.—De•
troll Frees Press. •
—Here is something which writ prove
of much interest, to many; was
gathered up by a widow lady aged
yea'rs: ' The Bible contains 3;
556,489 letters; 810,697 words; 3',
172 verses, 1,189 chapters; I;6 books;
The. word 'and' 4622 i iimeS;
1,854.; 'reverend' only once, and that
in the 11 it') Psalm. The-2;th verse
of the 7th chapter of , Ezra contltins
the alphabet. The 1 - 9th chapter of
the d .book of Kings Ma .the 37th
chapter ,of , Isaiah are alike, --L - The
first man recor , el as bitried in a
coffin was..Jos - epl4ZOth chapter of
tienesis and .26th verse Nowhere
but in the - first chapter of Timothy
is the word grandmother mentioned.
Two particularly (Inc chapters to
read you will find are the 2d of Joel
and the 26th of Acts.. is no
name or word of no,fe than six syl
lablim in the Holy Itibta•
-Very few know just what. a barbe
cue means. Well, if you want to see
one its gleny go to Mars land.
The barbecue ground is generally lo
cated near a spring. Around its clear
waters are hunga score of gourd dip
pers.` kstarung eat ly in the morning
we find the eampers already hum
ming like a hive.- Lon , ,.broad ditch
es have been dui and these-are floor
ed with coals a foot deep, over Which
,are laid. great splits :Ind. on these
huge carcasses of hogs- and bulictki.
Farther , on beyond these .trench,, , s
are great . log fires, which are - kept
constantly blazig, so. that -at any
time the ditches Mlly. ire replenished
with coals. Such hissing and crack
ling a 4 there is - above t ...these immense
fires th t mounting fl:inics curl ani
wreailic themselveS into great col
umns of smoke ! :Scores of coaches,
lui , yeies.and waaons are pouring- in,
tilled with -a laughing', jolly crOwd,
all intent upon a day's frolic. '
come on_ltor-eback, while not
unfregilie.o v can he _seen tilt ee riders
t,'6 . • one molt. Gail3 - -dressfAl ladies
rrme with
.their eseorts and negrues
flock in on foot. - The whole country
seems to have entered into the frolic.
Down by the great boiling 'kettles
near the sprihd' the darkies are dress
leg shoats, sheep and great beeves.
Every animal is lef;,' whole, - but is
split to the back'-bone. Long tables
are spread beneath the pines; The
;torn is blown for dinner.- As- the
band strike up a lively' air the teo
ple= wind in long, fantastic_ line in
-and out among the tr( es' to the well
spread 1.:; b; es h , neat h Babies
crow and , prA m dhers ehat
ogether wit!,!e._ old people find
they Inie n• t for,LO:tt-n how to
laugh . Certainly ro'.ll'n ,-, can be
more jolly-than a lar)land barbe
cue. -
PAPER EL INF. ETS. Everybody
knows that a layer of newspaper
over a. bed atonal- as Much warmth
at niolit: j as the ordinary count , !rpain.
Various atteropts.have been made of
late 3 ears to tiirn this to account,
but Uwing to the cracklin , ,,- - nature - of -- .
paper and tin- y of sept - ir----
iv free - yew dation _beneath paper
etiA:erin!is, ti idea. has -been aban
doned again LIMI again, , A Manches
ter, England, arc, howeVer, cred
ited with having, overcome these oh.
jeetions. and have in yenti d a paper
blanUtt; which timnislies as perfect
ventilation as taktel - plave beneath an
ordinary woolen The new -
ebVerina male of t.A.o su - cets_ of pa
ptT, beneat:, wiich,a laver of wad
ding, zheiWctily prep:l;l-0: is insert
ed in such a.waV that it cannot gath
er togetherin while the edges
are Stronglywhipped; so that the - re
ismu possibility of a separation of
the two - piec4, , s taking place. .The pa
per is manufaeturcd froth the-strong
est:fibre known, and is softened by a
Special process until it is free from the
cracklina - 4 - tr.d rustling
sound of tht; paper. •it is true that
there is a slight • crisp feeling - . when
new, but this soon wears off and the
coverlet beComes soft . and limp. At
the same time the strenth is much .
greater, having regard to-the materi
al from Which it is manufactured..
As far- - as looks go the neW blanket
has all the appearances of a wo - olen
3ne, while - the warmth:it at-fOrds.-ex
ceeds that possese,d by its predeces
sors w'aen the size and and weight of
the two are brought-into - colik - patison.
It is, moreover ; much iper. -
IT is an aWkwar) thing to be ab
sent minded. The story is told of a
certain Philadelphiagentleman' who
diseuyered ,this at his cost. it sct
happened the other clay that the din•
iii?..roont of the club which . he fre
quents was quite full, When a man
who chanced to, )know his particular
tailing vamp in very hungry. The wai
ter told the new coiner there was ;no
worn at present. Spy in , * our absent
minded friend comfortably seated
and reading a newspaper, a- brilliant
idea struck th. htiii , ry man. 'Eat;
Mr.A. din( d r he questioned.
No; sir,' replied the Well,
never mind, take hiin his bill at.d tell
him he hast,had his dinner.' Toe
'waiter hesitated a moment, and then
nipiTeiatin!T tiv• situation n : eut over
iii r. A. and handed shim his bill.
• What is this fol. ' quoth the poor
For - your dinner, sir '
dinner-au ! Have l ie.dry ?'
:Xes, sir,%rejoined.the waiter in all
innocence. • Dear me, I had an idea
I was vrliting for it. What a .curi
ous mistake.' Antl with a contem-,
plative smite M A. sauntered out,
of the•roorii; leaving his table for the
use of the genius who had-profited
by his absent-mindedness. • •
He Gat Stuck
. . .
'The kid' (as the young man was
called) - bad - no coffin and no grave
but s deserted- prospect hole; and
thee' was not funeral hymn or cler
gyn3in., to say the last sad words
above the still white face . Around
the prospect hole were grouped a few
brown fe,atkired 'inen; whose, hearts
bled for the distant mourners whose
unfortunate loved one was soon to
be laid - to rest in that :unknown
-grave„ - -
In the absence of other services
Brack Bramel stepped up on a large
copper•stained boulder, and said :
Pardnees, We are here to plant
all that is mortsl of the Kid.
came to us as • putty a piece of bios•
801 p -roc k -as 1 ever saw, but before
he struck the foot-ball, his lower lev
el was flooded. and now the claim is
abandoned. The indications s'leemed
good, but whist. y shut off the assess
ment work;and no dividenda - ,will
ever be declared.
If he'd struck some other outfit
he might have_ panned . all right, but
we got. iiinistuck on a jim jam lead,
and now we are going to plant him
in the prospect abaft of , the Pauper's
Pardners, I don't know - how you
feel.abbut this business, but I have
pretty near made .up . my mind that
there has got to be a - reform in this
camp: or there won't be prospett
holes enough to go around.'
I tell you, it s a solemn thought.'
flow would celoradO feel .on resur to have a delegation - of
drunk and disorderlieslike us crawl
out of the grOund and ask to•be _re
cognized by the chair?'
I tell 'you, yards, every one . bf ns"
will pinch out betore fall if we don't.
change our dip.. Our lives will be
nothing but a slide or-blow-out, or a
chimney of barren ore:. If we-calcu
late to have any :showing on the
sltimp in the sweet by and by, we've
got to.take a tumble.—Aye's Boom
A Barbecue.
TuE AI (N..Y .) Pie and Kniek
ellweker says : '• the largest . tt.litiwiag tae'
k..ow of tti,tlay is that tft St. Jacob:1 . 0)1:
toe where St. Jacobs Oil is, there rlieurua
th•tu i. IPA."
iio ri man mail a favor art 1.1143 talces
3 ou for a 1001, unt) ly lap+ platta
to get the beet of yau. This' is the way
I e get:: riot], ao4 atriven at the gokiett