Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, January 05, 1882, Image 1

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The SuADircian arOirtaa la pablielei nary
Thursday morning by Cloonan :is i HtrtlissoCnit,
'Mr Advertising in all cases eschuive of nab.
at One Dollar and Fifty cents per annum, la
so- ption to the per.
SPECIAL Norio Ell inserted et TRH restre[Of
line for Gnat Insertion. and FITS VINT!' patine
such walsegsent Insertion, but no notice insertod
for teas than Shy MOO.
YE A.P.LT AO irEitttit3lENTSwillbeinsert
ed at reasonable rates. -n , -
Animnnlvtrator's and Eseentors Notices, ,I 2;
Aulltor's Notices,l,LSO; BaamenCards,ayelines,
(per year, Is. additional lineal,' each.
Yearly advertisers are entitled to quarterly
Transtentadvartisementsmust be pald
for in adoaars.
kllreseintlons of associations; communiCations
of Malted or individual interest, and notices of
wir e ag nee or destlis.eaceedlng Avelinesurecharg
ad TITS CRISTO per line, but simple notieesof mar.
Times and de oths will be published vrithoutcharge.
he RIIPORTIM having a larger circulation than
any other paper in the county. makes It the best
advertising medium In Northern Pennsylvania.
JOB PRINTING of every kind. In plain and
fancy colors, done with neatness and dispatch.
If anthills, Blanks, Cards, Pamphlets, Billheads,
Statements, Stc.,of every variety and style, reined
at the shortest' notice. The IMPORTS!' ounit s
well supplied olth power presses.• good .
men tof new type, and everything in the printing
I ine can be executed in the most artistic manner
and st thelowestrates. TERMS INVARIABLY
Vusiness . . garbs.
Dec 22-78
Ottre—Lt Trawl:inn; °Mee, In Court House
Mid dealers In Fret Basis and Amateurs' Supplier.
Send tor price-11sta. RETOIVIER grading.
Box 1511, Towanda, Pa
` : NpniLL & KINNEY,
Mike—Rooms formerly occupied by Y. M. C. A.
Reading Room,
(Mee over Kirby Drug Store.
Particular attention paid to business to the Oh
phans' Conn and to the settlement of estates.
eteptetaber 25, 1879.
TrA.OvEaTort. BzNa. M. PEcir
Solicitor or- _Patents. Particular attention paid
to business In the Orphans Court and to the settle•
ment of estates.
Office In Montanyes Block May 1,'79.
L. Ovvvro!r. Jtt. JOHN r. sANDansoN
Judge Jessup having resumed the preetleeof the
aw In Northern Pennsylvania, will attend to any
legal business intrusted tohim in Bradford county.
Persons wishing to consult him, can call on IL
Streeter, Esq., Towanda, Pa., when an appointment
can he ma_de.-
TOW AN OA, PA. .. .
Feb 27,19
TOWANDA, PA, tnovil-T5.
office with G. F. Mason, over Patch k Tracy.
Alain street, Towanda.. I'a. 4.15.50. .
ArronNu...At-LAW ix]) U. B.
• 12P*ANDA, PA.--
oplee—Noril'SidtPublie Square.
Jan. 1.1875
Jt ,
()lee—Beans' Block, Nain•st., over J. L. Kent'S
store,'lowan.: t May be consulted In German.
- (April 12, '76.3 -
ollica—Mereur Block, Park street, up
D i c t i; u B a . o d i fin r li ge V o?. ° o D rut at residence, N
Phi a .
Main street. drat door north of M. E. Church.
Towipau, April 1, 1881.
over 11.. E. Rosenfield's, Towanda, Pa.
Teeth Inserted on 'acid, 'Silver, Rubber, and Al
raninyn base. Teeth extracted without rain.
Oct. 34-72.
D. PAYNE 7M• D .,
Olteu over Ifoutanyes' Store. Office hours from 10
to 12 A. 14 ' and from 2 to 4 P. M.
Special attention given to •
os stid
/1 L. LAMB,
k_). _
305 Sorth Wllkes-Barre, Pa.
attentloii given to collections in Luzeine
and Lackawanna counties. References: Hon. P.
liniorrow ; First I National Bank, Towanda.
Lessons given iniTherough BUS and Harmony
Cultivation of theolce a specialty. Located at a
P. i suFleet a, State Street. Reticence : Holmes
& Passage. ^ - .tt Towanda, Pa., March 4; 18t0.
ti•y2.Tott. TOWANDA,PA.
I ace of business, a few doors north of Post-Office
Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Repairing Pumps of all
kinds, and all kinds of Gearing promptly attended
to. All wanting work In his line should give him
• call. Dec. 4. 1879.
APIT AL PAM IV 0125,000
This Bank otters unusual Willits" for the trans
action of a general banking business. --
JOI. POWICLI:, President
Meals at all hours; Terms to salt Mistimes. Large
stable attached. •
WM. HENRY, PaOlllllTOl.
litkep on hand,
Or. A 11 goods dollvefed free of charge
r.., [ay
March 1, ISM.
0. D. lillOtET
1.. ELimizz.
N. N. BETTS, Cashier
Located In
C. U. MT'S
!kw Allbsatisenteats.
Drs. Angle k Hollister,
LOver Dr. Pratt's once,)
:Dr. Angle having returned from the last, has
formedr a partner:hip with Dr. Hollister in order to
meet the requirements of their growing practice.
Slivela! atttentlon Is given to the
Preservation and Treatment of the
Filling, Extracting, and the Coffee
tion Of Irregularities
Executed In a careful and gentle manner
Cas._Ether, or Chloroform Admln-
I:lnsured on Gold, Sliver, Alumlumn, Rubber, bel
qulold and Continuous Gum, and guranteed.
' All the latest Electrical and other Improved In
struments, which facilitate operations and render
them less tedious to the patients are employed.
Especial pains Is taken with nervous and delicate
E. H. ANGLE, D. D. S., •
Towanda, Pa., Dec"".., 1881. • .
G. H. WOOD & CO.,
GALLERY, and are making all kinds of PHOTO
GRAPHS' and TINTYPES.. They are Introducing
a now style of Photographs, called MINETTS,
which they mate for OEN PER DOZEN. They
make 4 TINTYPES, Card Size, for 50 cents-.-4 at
one sitting. They also make a specialty In copying,
having a number of agents cairrassingJor. them.
Give us a call, and see work and prices, at
Towanda, Pa., Dec. 8, 1881
A. D. DYE & CO.
Fall £ Winter, 1881,
_IS INVITED to our
Heating Stoves.
They are too - well known to require any
New Hecla,
Crown Jewell.
We also have a line of CHEAP BASE
BURNtRS, the best of their, elan in the
market, and well adapted for supplying a
demand I'M. an eftinient but inexpensive
heating stove.
W 00 1 .3 HEATING STOVES in great
Happy ,Thought Rules
Sold in Towanda and vicinity by
A. D. DYE & CO.
Wood Cook Stoves,.
And a general stock of
Towanda, October Int.
Printed and kept on sale at the RErolllllllowViCs
at wholesale or retail.
Deed. '
Mortgtge., •
Treasurer's Bond.
Collector's Bond.
Constable's Return.
Artielesof Agreement.2f rms.
Bond on Attachment.
Constable's Balm
Coßector's Sates.
Petition for License.
Zliteni for License.
wilco reavmpent
Cheer up, faint bear: though shadows de. p,
Lay darkling at thy door,
When darkness falls and shadows creep
-The sunlight shines before.
'Though sin through midnight
_blackness seem
To strive and vainly grope,
A sbadow passes, like a dream,
If we bat lean en hope. ,
God nevetf yet has given a life •
Whose ill Was dark and drear ;
He mingles gladr eau with our strife.
A mile with every tear.
lie thrive the shadows on ors way
That ire may look above, -
Whore yre behold the light of day
And learn His boundless luti.
..__Search welt thy heart and question there
If MA - froth would be joy
- Were every pleasure free tram care,
If Ilfe hid no alloy,
sweeter far the breed we eat
Beneath the ebaatenhig rod,
And brighter far the joy complete
Before the throne of God.
Could we but galn our lightest prayer
And wash the past sway,
*ha: panting, trembling soul would dare
For endless sunlight pray.
Each heart has shadows of Its own,
Too dear_ for words to tell,
That Ilse la memory alOne
O'er splash ft loves to dwell.
Then let each fervent prayer we say
Be filled with thanks and praise, ,
That broken dreems pass not sway
But sweeten all our days.
—James Clarence Harvey in Home Journal.
•1 ain't one o' that kind, now I tell
ye ! - Ef a, thing's to - say, I say it
square out; but Philandy Beers, she
keepsa-butterin' and a-butterin' and
smootbin' down an' strokin' over.
Why, there she is!'
Miss N.aneyl Tryon was tall and
gaunt and Teak ; scant gray hair was
pushed back from her angular fore
head and twisted into a tight knot
behind, .severely fastened with a yel-
low born comb; her chin protruded
a little, her, black eyes stared and
snapped and generally expressed
themselves in a pungent way—and
her tongue, oh, her tongue I it was
as untiring, as restless,
as noisy, but
by no . Means so useful, as a nail ma
chine. She bad very little patience
and very _little charity, but under
her snappy way, her rapid judgments,
her curt decision, lay a thoroughly
honest .and kind, heart, which -she
was ashamed to show.
'Well, novr, - Nancy P said , her com
panion, Mrs. Bunnell, 'who
_' had
stepped in for a neighborly visit.
'You know you're. 'hinder arbitrary,
you always was, and you do like to
speak in meetin' whether there's a
congregation or not, you always did;
but I will say for't," your bark's
worse'n your bite,
Heie Mrs. Beers knocked at the.
'Come in shouted Miss Nancy,
never stirring from' her Chair—a,
flagrant violation of Strafford eti-
quette. .
'Good day, good day! Why, Mis'
Bunnell, hog i be you? -haven't
seen you for quite a spell; and how
do you get along; Nis' Nancy ?'
'So's to be crawlin,' snapped, the
spinster, glaring straight at the
round, placid, smiling little figure of
the widow Beers - , who sat down in
the nearest rocker, and put, a pretty
little basket on theiloor by her side.
"Well, you do look, real ' spry ; I'm
glad to see you so well. And you're
usually well, I see, Mis' Bunnell. I
fetched around a . few apple's orn my
_tree to - sOphrook., Jones •,'
:she's:real miseehle.' . -
'Serves her right broke. in Miss
Nancy. 'What did she-,go'n' marry
a shitlesp, loWlived feller like 'Lish
Jones for ? She might ha' -known
that theM that makes brier beds for
themselves has to lie on thorns.'
'Well, she seems to think consid
erable of him ; I gam he's pretty
good to her s' us he knows how
to be'
1 his goodness won't go no
further'n a hen hop,' snuffed Miss
And seein',.l. was this
way,' placidly went on Mrs. Beers,
thought I'd fetch a few of 'em to
you, I rek'lect , you set by • apples a
goot deaf.
,'l'm obleeged to ye,' said Miss .
Nancy, still curt and decisive, but
not quite so fierce.
•Iladn't you better set 'em into
the buttery, Nancy ?' suggested Mrs.
Burnell, looking unconscious of a
pun, but Miss Nancy glared at her
with honest rage.
Mrs. Beers began again in her
mild way, 'They do say, up to the
center, that Parson Stvles - is laid up
with a dreadful spell o' quinsy.'
'I guess' he caught cold over' to
the Ma'sh's Weddin ; suggested Mrs.
:Bunnell. 'lt did pour down; I came
over to•day half to see how you
;'stood it, Nancy.'
'Stood what?'
'Why, getting home from Mis'
Ma'sh's house Tuesday evening ; the
weddin', ye know.' .
'lhain't been to no weddin' ; hes
Desiah Ma'sh made a goose' o' her
self to this time o' life?'
'Why, no, mercy sakes, no! Why,
I expected you know'd it. 'Twat)
Janey Janey Tryon and Sam
Phelps. I s'posed of course seein'
you was her aunt, you'd fetch around
to see her married.
Miss Nancy was crimson with
rage.. 'Jane Tryon an' Sam Phelps!
I guess not. I told her a year back
of I. ever heard o' one o' them
Phelps boys a-shining up to her, she
needn't never look to me for no set
tile out. Sam Phelps! of all created
critters, I believe them Phelpses is
the meanest.'
'You didn't always think so, did
ye iriaareasticallyinquirea Mrs. Bun
nell; who knew very well what hurt '
and wrong had set Miss Nancy
against the Phelps Tamily ; how Sam
• Phelps's uncle had 'courted' pretty
Nancy Tryon, and then ran sway
- with Jason _Swift's daughter, the
richest girl in Strafford, and left
Nancy,to make the best ot , it.
The taunt made poor Nancy
speechless; she looked at,Mrs. Bun
' nett, as that peace-breaking woman
afterwards expressed it, lest like the
nn!Oorn on a needle paper a-starin'
at the lion. I really look to her her
rise up and paw round and run her
tongue out at me.' .
But good Mrs. Beers said in lier
gentle way, before Miss Nancy could
speak, 'Like enough she writ to ye,
an' somehow the letter went astray;
I've knowed it so to be.'
-A-Talk ! do talk P shrieked *les
Nancy. 'She haintl I know she
haint I - She knowed - I wouldn't
never go-AO no. Phelps's weddin';
she done it a-purpose, the minx!'
'Oh, 'I guess not,' I purred Mrs.
Beers. ‘Janey'a te good 0-4; she's
real feelin'. , I know .11Iis''Ma'sh has
set by her like au Own! darter since
she's hired out there' . -
'She hadn't no-need to go there,
anyw•sy !' broke in the exasperated
aunt. 'She could ha lived here till
the day after never, ifshe'd - hev giVe
that feller the' mitten, and had what
I've got to leave when I- am dead an'
gone.' i: •
'And you're good -for ninety-five,
Nancy,' laughed -- provoking Mrs.
Bunnell. 'Didn't happen tokome to
ye. I suppose, that they'd ruther live
'long o' Sam Phelps in a house , of
-her own, than be alangin' on to
your skirts, so to speak, till she was
an old maid herself? Well, what's
done's done. I'm sorry to see ye so
riled about it, but. I must be a goin',:
I sot sponge this mornin% and I
'shouldn't wonder -if it was clean
over the pan by this. - Folks has got
to have bread's welt's butter,' and
with a nod of fareiell, Mrs. Bunnell
rustled out of thirrobm, her 'still
calico seething to -kiss in echo to , her
derisive words as shelswept thrOugh
the narrow door..
'Theie ain't no butter about her
growled Miss Nancy. , Bun
nell's prickly as a thistle, an'
idlers was. '
'Well, folks is made different,' said
Mrs. Beers, gently. 'We ain't all
jest alike, and it's , quite a mercy we
ain't; all sugar or all salt would be
as tasteless, I guess. Mis' Bunnell's
real good to the sick, r - I've allers
heerd tell, and , she's as smart as a
whip besides."
'Yes, 'n a whip with a stinger, too,'
Was the curt answer.
• 'Well, now,' went on Mrs. Beers,
'I feel real hurt for ye. Miss Nancy,
about Janey, but I'm certin um she
never meant nothin' less' ban to
have ye to tier weddin' ; why, I know
her real well ; she's as sweet as
cream, naturally. Depend 00, 'twas
all a mistake.'
'You no need to butter me up,
Philandy Beers ! I guess I know
when I'm throwed over 's well's the
next one. Jane lies 'gone and done
'xactly what I said she shouldn't
never do, and she i knows it.. I've
got means to live on and more. I
ain't no poor, despisable old - maid.
I've got money in the bank, and a
,farm, and I'll go into Raeford
to•rnorrow,lf I'm - spared, and make
my will to a lawyer's, and I'll will
every cent to furrin 'missions. I'll
do it sure's you're born.'
'Oh, now, don't ye do nothin'
hasty, Miss .Nancy ! Let's see about
it, now do; there's almost always
two sides to things, and ye know the
scriptue recommends for us to be
slow to wrath ; it's real easy to talk,
but you can't nntalk, you know.'
'Nor I don't want to!' wlis the
irate answer,'
, . ,_
'Well, I must say good-dly l've
got to see to. our folksea' dinner
some. Sar' Ann can do the 'most
on% but she ain't very mighty, 'nd
mother's laid up with the rheumatiz.'
And Mrs. Beers slid quietly away,
leaving Miss Nancy alone.
Words are words only, we say
sometimes, but how they can hurt or
heal ! Miss Nancy was grieved to
the heart with Janey's conduct, and
when Mrs: Bunnell exasperated her,
with sharp comment and keen.taunt, , .
she was ready in her rage to believe
she would never speak to her niece
again ; but the widow , Beers's sug
gestion fell on her soul like dew, and
against her will, or her conscious•
ness, so9thed her excited temper and
wounded spirit.
She was by no means ready to
forgii , e Janey.; but as she sat alone
there and reviewed all the past;
'thought of the girl's bright, loving
patience, her thoughtful care of het
aunt and - her likeness to ,her dear
dead bro4her, and then—being a just
women, for all her temper and testy
obstinacy—went back to the love of
her own youth for an elder F -Sam
Phelps, and the agony of 14ss and
mortification - she endured then, she
began to see what Jany bad escaped,
and what she had found, and to look
also upon the things of others.'
She would have resented sharply
any intimation that Philandy ' Beers
bad mollified her with the butter
of her kindly, loving=' nature and
speech, but there was no one by to
make such intimation, and when the
sun set. that night and the lonely old
woman watched it front her doorsteps
sinking in all the splendor of red and
gold behind the hills, ehe felt that it
was going down on her wrath—and
was. reluctantly, but -tionestly, dis
turbed by the consciousness.
Meantime, Mrs. Beers, having help
ed' Sar' Ann '—a poor, old cousin to
whom she gave a home—get the din
ner and clear it away, and then made
her mother comfortable for an after
noon nap, tied on. herbonne'. and set
out for .laney Phelps.7a, house; some
two miles from her ord in the oppo
site direction from 'Miss' _ Nancy's ;
she found Janey looking like a wild
rose as she sat on the east doorstep,
enjoying the calm warmth of the late
September day - ; everything about
her exquisitely neat, her white apron
and pink - calico dress setting out ,
with their clear tints her bright dark
eyes and hair colorless but, healthy .
complexion, through whose smooth
surface emotion always sent the very
blush of a rosy dawn: She flushed
beautifully now when she - saw MrS.
Beers come smiling down the road,
and open the little - gate for
this first guest of het neiv home.
Friendly greeting followed, and at
last Mrs. Beers slid into the purpose
of her visit. 'You kinder took us
all by Surprise 'bout you weddin',
Janey. I was beat , to hear on't, I
must say.'
Well; Seers, we couldn't at=
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ford to have much of a wedding.
Sam's folks live over to Hartland,
most. of them, and Mia' Marsh really
hadn't room to 'comniodate 'em, and
I haven't got anybody but aunt Nan
cy, and she didn't come; . she feels
hard towards Sam,' and here
bright eyes clouded.
'Didn't send no answer to ye?'
queried• Mrs. Beers, diplomatically.
'No; told Tommy Marsh to wait
for it so's to make sure; and he said
she Raid there wasn't no answer.'
'My land P ejaculated Mrs. Beers.
'Now, Janey, Miss Nancy never
got no note from ye at all, and didn't
never have an idee,that you was a
goin' to be married; she feels real ril
ed about it; she feels hurt ; and you
can't no way blame her. She done
well by ye jest so far forth as she
knowed, while you stayed ; you know
she had season accordin' to the r.a
tur' of Some women•folks not to like
the rhelpses;'- of ehe had knowed
your ,Sam she would have liked him,
she couldn't help it; butr_she kept a
miain' him up-svith her Sam, the un
cle, who wasn't no more like him
than chalk is like cheese; and ye
know Miss Napey's 'real sot in her
way, but she's good's gold when ye
get down' •
Janey's eyes filled. -
' My senses! if I could get hold of
Tommy Marsh !--and there be is, as
sure as you live.' '
Set still! set still!' purred Mrs.
Beers : ' let me deal with the cretur;
he's fetchin' suthin' to ye; hut 'he's
slippriet 'a an eel ; if he gets an idee
you know 'bout it, he'll cut an' run.'
Janey took up her apron and went
on with the button-hole, and Tommy,
a freckled • , green•eyed, impudent ur
chin, bobbed his head at her and held
out a basket
'Ma sent ye over suthin to. put into
the pantry,' be said, in the monoto
nous tone of a repeated lesson.
Janey uncovered the basket.
'Why, just look here, • Mis Beers!
She' has sent me four jars or jell ;
aint:-she good ?'
'Surely I' . ejaculated Mrs Beers
'Tom my,• dont • you want a'• pepper
mint ?'
The unwary boy snapped at
'Guess there's one in my poeket.'
4tniled the old• lady. and began to
pull- out one iby one the coLtents of
that goodly repository.
4 1 guess, Tommy, .you aint got near
so many things in your pocket as
there be in mirie,' she said. .
'I bet I have,' answered Thomas,
and quite forgetful of anything but
emulation, he began to unload the
stores, of his own pockets. As ha-did
so, eagerly and carelessly, a dirty .
note fell on the steps just at Mrs.
Beers's side ; she reached out for. it.
Tommy saw the manTuvre, grabbed
ineffectually at the - document and
fled ; it was - the lost note to Miss
'Seems as though there was a Prov
idence in it,' remarked Mrs. Beers,
but Janey did not hear, for she was
running after-Tommy witoi the empti
ed basket she had just brought out
suddenly she stepped 'on a stone,
twisted her, ankle and fell.
It was hard for Mrs. Beers to get
her into the house and on. to her bed,
but Janey was not of the fainting
sort, and between her courage and
her.visitor's patience, it was managed.
Mrs. Beers stayed and got the sup
per for Sam, and then trotted home,
sending Mrs. Marsh back to take her
place as, she passed the house. Early
the next morning she went over to .
Miss Nancy Tryon's.
'Good mornin,' she said, beaming
on that stiff old lady with the sunny
homely countenance of a pumpkin in
a cornfield.
'Say, Miss Nancy, Ivo ketehed
nice feller - a-meddlin betwixt you
and Janey — Ive got the. note she
writ lo ye out o' Tommy Ma'sh's
pocket. I guess he went fishin or
somethin an forgot it an lied about
it ; anyway, here Us." Miss Nancy
grimly opened it, and t it ran thus :
DEAR AUNTY-I ' have finally made
ap my mind to marry . Sam. I think
a great deal of him and he does o
me, I expect, and it seems as if there
wasn't any real- good reason, why I
shouldn't, save and except. that you
dont like him, but I know you will
after a while, and he thinks ever so
much of you; he jnst hates uncle Sam._
Dear aunty, you're all the ,people
Ive got since father died, and you
know how he set by you, and looked
for you to be a mother to his baby,
and so you was,
Im real sorry I vexed you about
Sam, but I could not help it; please
forgive me, and come over to Mrs.
Marsh's tomorrow night and see me
married. Do, do Sam says der, too.
Your loving JAMEY.
'Dreadful sweet! most as good as
honey,' growled Miss Nancy, in a
voice half moved, half incredulous,
but why did she wipe her spectacles?
Mrs. Beers went on in her smooth
voice— . .
was down theTe last night and,
she kinder turned her ankle a-runnin
after that boy; I fixed her on the.bed
and got supper, but she can't step ;
she was a-comin right up here but
for that, and she cried real bad about
it.' -
think twould set her up dread
fully ef so -be you could feel to for
give her fur enuff to step round there
and help her a mite. I know its
dreadful bard to get over sich things,
and she know it, and is a-grievin
over it a sight ; but I says, says I,
"Dont ye take on, Janey; your aunt
is as
_good as gold when you get
down to'ti shes one o' them thats
bettern theyre willin to show ; any
way 111-tell her tomorrer, and shell
do jest as she ei a mind ter.",
ghats so said Miss Nancy grim
ly, and Mrs. Beers, wise in her harm
lessness, went home. Whether it was
thapote with its honest honey, or
Mrl Beer's 'butter,' who can tell
mixtur.i of both, no doubt, .but
Miss Nancy, left to her owo heart
rand conscience, softened at once, and
locking "up her tiny home, set off to
Janeys.with rt - satchel in her hand.
Never had she received such a wel
come; even Sam a hearty handshake
and •frank smile were accepted es
they were. meant; and till Janey s
ankle was well the work and the
nursing were -done, as Miss Nancy
did everything, as well as bawls,
head and head could do them. The
very next day - she went back to - her
own house Mrs. Bunnell sailed
'Well said I' she exclaimed, loii - ve
got your huff, .paint ye? Phi
landy Beers hewbuttered ye , up good;
well, you re, the last woman I ever
expected would be smoothed over
this way 1'
'Look a here,Sophi Bunnell
snapped Miss ancy, with alacrity
and fire,' 'it tells in scriptur about
eatin,honey and butter so as to know
how to choose betwixt evil and good;
well, I ve•eet em, and Ive found out
butters a sight better n briers be,
anyhow !'
Dear reader, don't we agree with
her? • •
The following curious theory; of
life after death, which
_influenced, the
ancient Egyptians in the. construe.
tion of their tombs; is taken from an
illustrated paper on "Oriental . and
Greek Sculpture," by, Mrs:_Luey M.
Mitchell, in the January Century:
In Egypt, from the • very earliest
time, the tomb was of the greatest
significance for sculpture. Of tem
ple ruins on the Nile, from that hoar
iest pastNbetween the First and Elev
enth Dynasties, there is scarcely a
trace, HOw vivid the witness borne
to the sepulchral art on the plains of
Memphis, the capital of oldest Egyptl
Along the margin of the desert
stretches the vast Necropolis, with a
bidden population of statues, senti
neled by those , stupendous royal
tombs, the Pyramids. Where else
have such preparations been made
for the final rest of theAead as in
this great campo santo of.the ancient
Though mingled with much that was
naive and material, how vivid wire
the conceptions of that ancient peo
ple concerning the future wor1. 1 ?
They believed this life but an episode
in an eternal existence; Death to
them was the real life, only evil spir
its being spoken of as dead. The
coffin was called the "chest of the
living." But the ancient , Egyptian,
the immoral part, even after death,
was in some mysterious way &pen...,
eat for its contented existence upon
the preservation of the body ; hence
the importance of embalming, the
care taken to keep the body as life
like as possible, and secure from
harm during the long , pCriod of the
soul's probation. The," eternal dwel
lings," hewn in the solid rock, high
above the floods, were in strong con
trast to the abodes of'the living, but
within reach of the swelling Nile,
and of which scarcely a vestige re
mains. -
The massive chamber of this tole,
where lies the mummy, is pictureless,
and its.en'trance is closed by solid
masonry. From it a shaft leads up,
which was at many places thirty me
ters deep, and was filled with a dense
mass of earth and stone, making
more inviolate the mummy's rest.
Over the concealed entrance of this
shaft there rises that other essential
part of the tomb, the sacred chapel
(mastaba), of equr.lly solid construc
In a• dark recess (sordab,) aside
from this chapel, are found many
statues walled up. These are usually
twenty or more in number, and repre
sent the &Ceased with great diversi
ty. To what purpose are they here ?
Singular beliefs, prevalent among the
Egyptians, and read from the hiero
glyphics in - Xaspero, furnish .us the
key to this-problem.
An immortal second self, ka, some
what resembling the "eidolon" .f
the Greeks and the Eihade of the Ro
mans, was believed to spring into be
ing with every mortal, grow-with his
growth, and accompLiny him after
death. So close was the relationship
of this strange double ka to man's
proper, being, that it was of the
greatest importance to provide_it
with a material and imperishable
body which it shotild occupy after
death, sharing with the mummy the
security of the "eternal dwelling,"
It was believed_ that the shade ka
could come out of this statue and
perambulate among men in the true
ghostly fashion, returning to it at
will. This stony body fur the dead
man's ka was naturally made in his
exact likeness, and also bore an in
scription, stating his name and qual
ities. But a single statue might per
ish, and future happiness be thug for
feited. Hence that most unique fea
ture of Egyptian statuary, the mufti,
plication 'of the portraits of the de
ceased in his tomb.
An exchange has discbvered - a curi
ous piece of information that will, in
all probability, be new to many of
our readers. , 4 It has, no doubt, been
a mystery to.lnany how the iron balls
inside of sleigh bells are got there,
and it is said to have taken consider
able thought on the part of the dis
coverer before the idea struck him.
In msking sleigh bells the iron ball
is put inside a sand core,_ just the
shape of the inside of the bell. This
sand cdre, with the jinglet inside, is
placed in the mould of the outside,
and the melted metal is poured in,
which fills up the space between the
core and the mould. The hot, metal
burns the core 60 that it can all be
shaken out, leaving the ball 'within
the shell. Ball valves, swivel joints;
and many other articles are cast in
the same manner.
VENICOR says that with a little study
and careful observation anybody can be a
weather prcipbet. We always knew that
anybody could be a weather prophet, but
didn't suppose that either a little study
or careful observation was necessary.
Vennor predicted a wet July and a cold
August, and a wooden Indian couldn't
have predicted wider of the mark.—Nor
ristown Herald. ,
PitoviromutAr..—Mamma— g• Di d you
enjoy your ride, Elise?" Ellse—"No,
mamma, and reason enouph, for Connie
James says the Van Smiths are going. to
have 'a dance,and - we're not asked."
Mamma—E'Wll; my dear, your poor
aunt's death was providential—of course
we can't go."—Columbig Bpeetatnr.
" will grieve for me 1" cried a
St. Louis man, as he jumped into the rt.* ,
ver to his death. And yet! the Coroner
grieved and grieved because the body
could not be fonnd.--Detioit Free Press.-
r t
- The January part of Mrs. Burnett's
new serial story, 'Through One Ad
ministration,' now appearing in The .
Century, contains the following
sketch of the dubious tenure of a
government clerk :
Arbuthnot had come in later than
usual, and, had appeared to be in an
unusual mood. He was pale when
he entered, and had no jesting speech
to. make. He took his seat - by Ber
tha, and replied to , her remarks with
but little of his customary animation,
now and then lasping into silence, as
if he had forgotten his surroundings.
Bertha seemed inclined to let his hu
mor pass without notice, asf ,it was
nod exactly a new experi ence; but
Richard commented upon it.
'Something has gone wrong,' he
said.. 'What is it, Larry
_ 'Nothing has gone wrong,'. Arbuth
not answered, with a short, cheerless
laugh. • have seen a ghost, that is
'A .ahost, 1' said Bertha, in a logy
voice, and then, sat silent, guarding
her face from the 'fire with her favor
ite peacock-feather screen.
The professor began to stir his tea
round and round, which exercise was
his customary assistance to reflectio n
or debate. He glanced at the pea
cock-feather screen and then at Ar
'A ghost is alwayi an interesting
scientific conundrum,' he observed.
'What form did it take ?'
Arbuthnot laughed his short, cheer
lesslaugh again. _ •
'lt , took the form of a sanguine
young man from the west,' he said,
'who has just come into. a twelve
hundred dollar clerkship, and feels
that unending - vistas of fortune lie
beftire him. He was in such good
spirits about it that I rather lost my
hold on , myselfoand said things I
might as well lett unsaid.
'What did you say?!. Richard asked.
told him that if he had money
enough left to buy a return ticket
home he had better buy one, and that
if he had not I would lend it to him.
I told him that at his age it wasn't a
bad idea for a man to devote his time
to establishing himself in some career
he could depend on, and that., in de
fault of basing the energy to do- that,
he might reflect on the alternative of
blowing his brains out, as a prepara
tion for a peaceful old age. And I
told him' that I had seen young fel
lows like himself before, and that the
end had been for them what it would
be for him.'
P said Richard, as .he had
'lt wasn't- any use,' he answered.
knew' it .would not be, when I be
gan. I simply !bade a spectacle of
myself in anuiet way to no purpose,
and, as a reSult, I am uncomfortable.
It was all nonsense, but he reminded
me 9 I -L.
'Of -what?' said Richard, since he
had paused again.
A peculi4r expression crossed
face. Tredennis saw him glance at
the peacock-feather screen and as
qUickly glance away.
'Of—a young fellow of his age l—
used to know,' he answered.
'What Was his story?'.inquired
Richard, with his usual'.desire for
information. 'Where is he now ?'
'Dead,' said Arbuthnot, and, sin
gularly enough, he half laughed again
as he tossed his segar into the grate
and went to the piano. * * *
He produced a fresh segar—which
luxury was one of .many accorded
him in the household—lighteit it,
and, rather to Tredennis's surprise,
resumed conversation as if there
had been no pause in it.
'The fellow will be an annoyance
to me every day of his life,' he said,
faint lines showing themselves upon
his forehead_ in spite of the half smile
which was meant to deprive them of
their significance. know that, con
found him 1 He is in my room, and
I shall have the benefit - of every
change in him, and it will be
. a grind
—there's no denying that it will be a
/ 'I should like to know,' sail Tre
dennis, 'what the changes will be.'
'The changes lOU depend upon the
kind of fellow he chances to be,' said
Arbuthnot. 'There are two varieties.
If there is a good deal in biro; he will
begin' by being hopeful and working
hard.: He will think that he can make
himself of value in his position and
erkate a sort of careciltliir" himself.
Ire will, do more than is, required of
'him, and neglett nothing. He will
keep his eyes open and make friends
of the men about him. He will do
that for a few months, and then, sud
denly, and for no fault whatever, one
of these friends will be dropped out.
Knowing the man to be as faithful
as himself, it will _be a shock to him,
and he will get anxious and worry
over it. He will see him stranded
without resources struggling to re
gain his place or get another, treated
with amiable tolerance when be is
not buffeted, snubbed and put off.
Ile will see him hanging about day'
after day, growing shabbier, more
Careworn, more desperate, until he,
disappears and is heard of no more,
and everybody is rather relieved than'
not. j Ile may have, been -a family
man; with a'-wife and. half a dozen
children, ail living decently on his
salary.' Somebody else wanted his
place, and got it, not because of su
perior fitness for it, but because the
opposin influence was stronger than
his. 'I he new man will go 'through
the anme, experience when his turn
comes—that is all. Well, my friend
will see this and be anxious, and ask
'questions, and flifd out that his cban
ces.are just the same—no more and
no less. He will try not to believe,
it, being young enough to be betray- .
ed into the folly, and he will work
harder than ever, and get: over his
blow a little, until he sees the same
thing happen again andAain. Then
he will begin to lose, some of his
good spirits ; he willbe trifle irri
table at times, and lines`
will show
themselves on hislace, and he wont
be so young.: When he writes to the
girl he is in love with—l saw a letter
addressed to some young woman out
meat lying on his desk to-clay—she
8140 per Annum In Advance.
will notice a change in him, and the
change will reveal itself more in,each
letter; but be will bang on and grind
away, and each election will be a
nightmare to him. But he will grind .
away. And, then, at last—'
He stopped and made a light,rath
er graceful gesture with his fingers.
'What then?' demanded Tredennis,
with manifest impatience. (
'There will be a new idminiEitra
tion, and if he struggles (through, it
will be worse for him than if he were
dropped; as is that case he Ithrows
away another four years of his life
and all the chances for a futeire they
might hold if he were free to avail
himself of them.'
Tredennis -stood '4, looking very
large under Vie influence of the feel
ing which distUrbed him. Arbuthnot
himself was not entirely unimpressed
by his quick movement and the ener- .
gy it expressed.
'You treat the matter coolly,' be
exclaimed, as .he rose..
Arbuthnot turned his attention to
his segar.
'Yes,' he replied, treat it coolly.
If I' treated it warmly or hotly, the
effect- produced would be about the
same. My influence upon civil ser
vice is just what it might be expected
to be—and. Lo more. Its weight is
easily carried.
'I beg your pardon,' said Treden
nis, feeling the justice and adroitness
of the speech.
'Not at all,' Arbuthnot answered.
'lt is not necessary. It makes . you
lose 'your hold on yourself- to be
brought face yo face with the thing.
It is quite natural. It has , had the
same effect on me, and I am' a cold
blooded fellow, and a frivolous fellow
into the bargain.'
have never thoright of ,the mat
ter before,' said Tredennis, disturb
edly. feel as if my indifferenais
something to be a shamed of.'
- 'lf you give your attention as a
duty to such subjects,' was Arbuth
not's response, 'you will be. keptrac
tively employed. If
_take my
advice you will let them alone.'
'The trouble said Tredennls,
'that every one seems to let them .
Richard regarded him from his
)lacc on the sofa-cushions delightedly.
'Here's an example for you, Larry,'
he said. 'Profit by him. Everytning
is an object to ••him—everything is
worth while.. lie is an example to us
all. Let us all profit by him.'
'Oh, be -began right,' laughed Ar
'He began where he began,' re
turned Richard.
0 I?'- was the airy answer—'l never
began at all. That is my little diffi
culty. lam the other one. I told
you there Was , another one. I repre
sent him.' -
Tredennis regarded him steadily.
For the first time in the course of
their acquaintance he began to sus
pect him. His wanner was too light
altogether, and the odd shade which
had ihllen upon his eyes before dur
ing the evening showed itself again.
'Let us hear about the other one,'
he said.
'He is easily disposed of,' was the
answer. 'There Was nothing of him
at the outset. He came to his place
wi: bout an Object. -He liked the idea
of living in Washington and of spend
ing'his salary. We will say he was
rather a well-In - a
king young fellow,
and t•ould dance and sing a little, and
talk decently well. He had no re
sponsibilities, and never thought of
the future. His salary clothed him
and allowed him little luxuries and
ordinary pleasures. He spent it when
he had it and made debts when it
was gone.—Being presentable, he was
invited out, and made himself useful
and entertaining in a !mall way.
When he thought of the-possibilities
of his career being brought suddenly
to a' close he was uncomfortable,- so
he preferred not‘to think of it: It is
not a pleasant thing , to reflect that a
man has but ten years in which to
begin life, and that after that tie is
ending it; but itis true. Wbathedoea
from twenty to thirty he will be like
ly to find he must abide by from , thir
ty to aeventy, if he lives that long.
This man, like the better one, has
thrown away the years in whic h he
might have been preparing himself
to end decently. When they are
gone he has nothing to show for
them, and less than nothing. He is
the feather upon the current, and
when all is over for him he is whirled
out of sight find forgotten with the
rest. And, perhaps, - if be had felt
that there was anything to be gained
by his being a steady, respectabli
fellow, he might have settled. down
into one.'
The eye is preserved in the con
venierit form of "a sphere or ball by .
the simple device'of having its int&
rior cavity--tiled with liquid, which
prevents the , limp and otherwise ftezi
ible coats from puckering up into
any irregularity of shape. It is like
a bladder distended with water, which
isfinn and tense on account of the
'contained liquid being so shut in by
, the membraneous wall that it cannot
possibly escape anywhere from the
tight grasp in which it is held. There
are, however, in the interior of the
e” two quite distinct chambers in
which this liquid is distributed, one
in front of, and one behind, the crys
talline lens. Theo-lens hangs, as it
were, in the midst tf the liquid. The
portiokwhich is in 'front Of the lens
is a little more than a very weak
aquebus solution of salt, and is on
that account' termed the aqueous hu
inor of the , eye; thnportion which is
behind more nearly resembles a solu
tion of white of egg. On account (if
this somewhat thicker consistency it
is, termed the vitreous or glass-like .
h umor. Both humors, however, ex
ert.., very nearly the same influence
upon the vibrations 'of the light, and
the optical part of the eye thus comes
to be considered as composed simply
of two refracting parts—the .denser
lens and the thinner humors. - The
iris is loosely suspended in the aque
ous humor in fronti of the lens,_ so
that it
-has the water-like liquid bath
ing both Surfaces, and thus enjoys
the same ready freedom of movement
that it would possess if it were siFt-
-_--.y -,
ply Immersed in water. The humors
of the eye are eupplemenbtry aids to
the image-forming capacities of the
lens. But they are only subordidate
aids, as their influence in this partic
ular is comparatively small.. For
simplicity's sake the'crystal lens and
the associated humors maybe looked
upon as together constitating,one
single lens, and the visual powei. of
the oye in reality depends upon three .
curved• surfaces which are found in
the combination of humors and lens
—the front surface of the globe, or
cornea, upon which light in the first
instance strikes as it - enters the trans
parent media of the eye; and the
front and the back protuberant sur
faces of the crystalline mass itself.
The position of the definite image
within the eye, is determined by the
form of these surfaces, taken in con
nection with the , density of the crys
talline substince and its associated
humors.—Edinburgh Review.
We lately saw an advertisement in
a Boston paper ;offering for sale an
assortment of fine - shirts,amOng
which are mentioned the 6b-nsiness,
opera, dress,. party and wedding
shirts.' The.- suspicion that there
might be - a distinction without a dif
ference is rudely_dispelled by the
fact - that they are - all listed and di-
vide(' off into-such lots as would war-
rant a distinti individuality to each
separate shirt. But it is hard for us
to realize ,that such things can be.
It is impossible for us to. believe that
a 'business' shirt' materially differs
from a 'dress Shirt,' or that an 'opera
shirt' would ,not be the most appro-.
priate thing in the world to wear at
a party. And then, what exquisite
torture it must be to a financier to
be caught out in-his dress shirt and
obliged to transact business una
dorned with the regular business
shirt. Tears come-to our eyes unbid-
den and our heart , is torn into kind
and tortured with first
proof sympathy for the poor wretch
arrayed in a dress shirt standing by
the altar and promising to' love, bon-
or and cherish -a fair and radiant
bride for life. Married! And minus
a 'wedding shirt!' Clothed, but in a
paltry dress.shirt!' Surely that man
should try from the wrath of outraged ,
society aid call ;on rocks to cover
him, butfhe subject, is painful. To_
us, perhaps, it - presents manifold hor
rors when we realise the absolute im- -
possibility of having - our only shirt
cut over into five distinct styles. N - 07
—no, it cannot—must not be. Let
us rather fly this terrible nightmare
of contemplation;and seek a lodge it
some vast solitude where the cruel
farms of a too—too fastidious socie
ty will never intrude their .baneful
obligations. 'Business, opera, dress,
party !' Avaunt..
Thoughtful Thoughts.
A WISE man living in a country in a
state of reliolution should imitate the
traveler, who, in passing through a foiest,
infested with robbers, makes as little
noise as possible.
LaztNEss 'grows on people. - It• begins
in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The
more business a man has to do the more
he is able to accomplish,' for he learns to
economize his time.
ONE of the greatest luxuries of riches
is that they enable you to escape so much
good advice. The rich are always advis
ing the poor, but tie poor seldom venture
to return the compliment.
IF we were wiser we should . be more
discriminating in our criticism of the past,
and, in shedding from n. 6 thertusks of
old-time error, we should not recklessly
'throw-away the kernel which they have
THE hills of lolly endeavor and high
achievement, lie :ill around us, and, if we
never catch a glunp,e of the views they
afford, we need n , t complain that it is be
cause of the icsuperable limitations of
our surroundings,
THERE ,may be a. furlough from our
customary work ;
there can never be any
lawful vacation from doing good. There
may be a'change of place, scene, — fellow
ships.; there :Ansi be none iu the spirit of
self-sacrificing beneficence.
You ought not to ask for any favors
from fortune ; aII that you have a right •to
demand is that you shall, like a hortie
that i&willinm to do his share but not
willing to pull the whtileload, be put even
on the whiflictrect. -
. ALr.ettorts tv Witte our real characters
are iujuriou , ... wh.ther' successful or un
successful. M:0;t1• ts are not a veil to con
ceal, but ao apt•ilnre to show, our real
selves; and Ow c.H tter Fo put ourselves
into harmony with tittilf, the - better for
all of us. . •
A MAN who of - his superflhity
only, after spending ail he cares to lavish
on himself—a-roan who drops his : dona
tions as a tree in October drops-over-mel
low fruit, of which it has more 'than it
can hold, and for which it has no earthly.
- use—has no right to be called a liberal
IF yiki think it right to differ from the
times, and to make a stand for any valua
ble point of morals, do it, however rustzc,
however antiquated, however ,pedantic it
may appear, do it, not for insolence, but
seriously, as-a man.who worn a soul of
his own in his bosom, and did not wait
till it was breathed into him by the breath
of fashion. -
Its Equal Is Unknown
A Lowell,(Mass.) paper, so we obserye,
cites the case of Mr. P. H. Short, propri
etor of the Belrront'llotel, that city, who
suffered with rheumatism for seventeen
years without finding relief from-any of
the numerous remedies employed, -until
he applied Sr. Jacobs Oil : " I never found
any mediciue that produced such remark
able and instantaneous effect as it Oki."
—Lyons (Iowa) Mirror. j-
Fun, Fact and Facetim.
TstEnv. is a young lady in Keoknk,_.
lowa, who is six feet four inches tall, and
she is engaged to be married. -The: man
who has wun her did it in these words :
"Thy beauty sets my soul aglow—rd
wed - the right or wrong ;
_a man wants but
little here below, but wants that little
long.—Buffalo Elpress.
A. COUNTRY papor, speaking of the re
cent fox hunt at Newport, says : "At the
end the fox was dug out of his hole and
butchered, and one of the ladies wore
home his triumph as if she had
been the means of it." The conclusion,
of this .extnw.t.„.pq;litgto a moral and'
adorns a tale in a N,.s to make Lindley •
Murray turn "in Li. izrave.--Bosion Cour
4%. -
DURING the ez.tem rceent railroadjorti
ney to Moscow. solatots were placed at
every hundred paces :0,41 1 .:. , tie line. It
must have been mighty t iiite‘rta sing for
the poor man to undergo , sue!) scrutiny.
'Tloweve , be probably was not. in light..
He was doubtless put iu nn iilot safe and"
the safe loaded on a tlat ear: Mighty
plealant way to rnake a summer tour.—
Oa-City Derrick.
ArrEn the world ..was created' it was
pronounced very good. _ It is good yet ; it
is the inhabitants that bring condemna
tion upon it.. Were the people all to obey
the injunction to do as they would be
lone by, this would would not be very far.
from a paradise, and we should' experi
ence less cause for finding fault with our:
first mother, who listened-to the tempter.
A World of Good.
One of the most popnlar medicines no*
before the American public, is Hop 'flit
tars. - You see it everywhere. People
take it with good effect. It builds them
up. not as pleasant to the taste as
some other Bitters, as it is not a whiskey
drink. It is more like the old fashioned
buneset tea, that has done a world of
oori. IC you don't feel just right, try
Hap Litters.—Venda NOM