The post. (Middleburg, Snyder County, Pa.) 1864-1883, January 19, 1882, Image 1

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    A.dvertllrisr XI a ton.
j column on year, 100.00
One-half, column, one year, 80.00
Oo-fcrth column, on year, 15.00
0n squar (10 lines) 1 insertion.
JCrery additional insertion,
SrofMalonAl and Business Canlt of
not mora than 8 Unm, (Mir year,
Auditor, Executor, Administrator
ad Assignee Notices,
Editorial notice pr lin.
All transoient advertising lets
t months 10 ewlit line.
Alt advertisement for a shorter ne
riod than one year are parable at thi
time they are ordered, and il not paid
J person ordering them will i ueld;
esponsioi lor we raonev
i . . i i .
The nlght-mlst dim and darkling,'
As osr the roads we pass, '
Lies In the morning sparkling
As dew drops on th (trass. . . .. .
Even so the deeds of darkness.
Which come like midnight dews,
Appear as sparkling Items
Next morning la th news.
Away In Carson City,
Far In the Silver Land,
Ther Hve on Jostle Carey,
A man of head and hand;
And as upon this table
The Judge a smoking sat
There rowdled In a tougher
Who wore a gallows hat .
He looked upon the Justice,
But the Justice did not budge
Until the youngster warbled,
"Bay don't you know me, Judge!"
'l think," said Carry, meekly,
"Your foee full well I know
I sent you tip for stealing
A hors a year ago." '
- . .
Ay, that Is just the hairpin
I am, and that's my line;
And faer I twenty dollars ,
I've brought to pay my flns."
Tou owe no line." said Carey,
"Your punishment Is o'er "
Not yet," replied the rover,
4 'I've eotue to have some more.
'Fust-rate assault and butt'ry
I'm going to commit.
And you're the morafal victim
That I Intend to hit
And give you such a ecrarapiii'
As never was, nohow;
And so, to save the lawln
I guess I'll settle now."
Up rose the oourt in splendor;
"Yonng man, your start Is fair,
Bail In, my son, sail over,
And we will call it square I
Go In upon your chances
Perhaps you may not uiIhs;
I like to see young heroes
Ambltlonln like this."
The young one at the oldr
Went In with all his heft,
And, like a flyln' boulder,
At once let out his left
The court In haute, ducked un lar
Its head nnooiniuon spry,
Then lifted the Intruder
With a puncher in the eye
A regular right hander;
And like a cannon ball,
The young man, when peroussi Ined,
Went over to the waP.
In Just about a second.
The Court with all Its vl-n.
Like squash vines o'er the mea bw,
Went climbing over hiiu.
Yea, as the pumpkin olambers
Above aa Indian grave.
Or a the Mi.-wixulppl
Thunders with Us wave.
And merrily slops over
A town In happy sport.
E'en so that man was clamber 1
AU over by the Court.
And In about a minute
That party was so raw,
He would have seemed a stranger
Unto his dearest squaw;
Till h was soft and tender.
This raorsal one so to igh, '
And then, in sad surrender, -
He moaned aloud, "Enough!"
Re rose, and Justlo Carey
Bald to him ere he went,
'I do not think the flghtln'
You did was worth a eent;
I charge for time two dollars,
As lawyers should, 'tis plain;
Ths balane of th twenty
I give you back again.
"I like to b obllgUV
To folks with all my powers,
Bo when you next want flghtln'
Don't come in offloe hours;
I only make my eharges
For what's In legal time
Drop in, ray aon, this evenla1
And I will not charge a dime." '
Tn young man took th guerdon, 4
As be had taken ths soars;
Then took himself away ward
To th Olnla City cars. t ,
glorious when heroes
Go In to right their wrongs;
Bat If you're only hairpins,
. Oh, then beware of tongs I , , .
' Fom St. Locis Rbfcblicab.
I o a t Tale.
Adyertislny Story,
' ."Anything ovr, Ben!"
"oi dollar 1 1 just paid th
Journal bUI for advertising, wblcb
i jm prtty aneb cleaned n oat."
"Bow muoa r
Portj two dollar and twenty.
"Boo, I don't like to Ull you that
,uuar n biggest fool on the
rt, bat you era,", . ' ,
. ''Wait Jot,, and ,' returned
u other, with a smtlo. '
than vtf" ,-Jfc0J.","
"Forty-two dollar for advertis
in P
'Jastao, and for thro months'
idvertisiog." .
Th applicant for "anything over'
gav a peculiar whistla to define th
length, breadth, and depth of his
This con vernation oconred in the
tore or Benjamin Weston, a yoaog
and enterprising merohaat, whj had
just oommenoed tasioes on his own
ooonnt The other person, who to
Qs bis own classic expression, w
"bang op." and wanted to borrow
fifty dollar to make np the amount
of a note dae thst day, wss Joseph
Weston, a cousin of the other. They
bad been playmate in youth and
staunch iriend in maturity. Though
there wss a great diversity of opinion
on many topics, a strong sympathy
existed between them.
They had oommenoed business at
about the ssme time, and under
nearly the aame circumstance, both
being obligod for the want of suffici
ent-capital to mortgage the stock io
their respective store.
Thus far they had done well, and
the prospect was that both would
become wealthy and distinguished
They had married sisters, and oo-
copied tenement in th same block.
Their house were furnished in sub
tantially the same stylo, and with
no material difference of expeadi
tore. Both had been brought np to
business habile, and eduoated into
the principle of a rigid economy.
'Forty two dollar for advertis.
ing, repealed Jo.
"And if I bad th money to spare,
I would spsnd djuble that earn,"
replied Beajsmin.
"What benefit do yon oipact to
realize from it f"
"Von are behind the times, Joe.
Benefit ! What a question ! I ex
pect to make my fortune by it,"1
"Humbui. I"
''Look at Brandeth and Swaiav"
"Both humbug "
"No matter for thit if these fel
lows have been able to m ike prince
ly fortune by advertising humbugs.
bow muoh mora o will he who duals
in substantial realities I"
"All gammon 1"
"We differ i time will tell who is
n the right"
"Seriously, Ben, yon will roin
yourself if you go on in this manner.
Forty-t wo dollars a quarter for ad
vertising "
1 shall spend a hundred the
"Don't do it Ben "
"Bow does it happen. Jos, that
yon are in the atreet borrowing
money f I never did such a thing
sinoe J commenced business.
"How does it happen, Ben, that
yon haven't got any money to lend?"
asked Joe, with a smile.
Because I spend it in advertis
"Better have piot it for opsra
and 2:40'."
Wait, Joe. wait."
"I apent nothing for advertising t
bnt I will bet you tba oyster my
ale for th last quarter are as
large as your.'
"I will take you np on th nsxt
"Why not th lsst"
"Advertising is somewhat . like
plantiog potato i yon mast wait
for the crops."
"Don't believe in it, Ben. When
I have a fifty spot that I dou't know
what to do with, I aball pnt in into
my family. Bay a library, a new
sofa, or something of that sort I
should rather go to the white Moun
tains with it than throw it away
upon newspapers."
"Yon don't know your own in-
tereet, Joe."
Don't I t Some kind of busi
ness might thrive oo advertising i
bnt our, never. Do you believe the
women look in the newspaper be
fore they go shopping f " ,
"Well, there was a lady in here
juat now, who said ah aaw soon and
such good advertised by me."
'"Paha I and on th strength of
that yoo intend to apend fifty , dol
lar mor in advertising I Be p. yon
era craiy " and Joseph Weston
tureed bia heel and left tba store,
assured in his own . mind that bis
friend was going to roin.
In bia aatimation aaoh loose prin
ciple wonld vntuelly bring bias
to baokrup oy. Bat , Ben was hi
friend, and he deaply ooutmiserated
bins bou b oluog to suon weak
sad praiioa doctrine, . . ,
Business prospered with tbeyonog
men. By prudent and careful man
sgement, eaoh had not only made a
living, but bad been able to pay a
small portion of the morgage on the
stock, at the end of the first year.
Joseph had th advantage of his
friend in possessing a better loca
tion, and though bis rent was some
what higher, the difference wss more
then compensated by the increased
facilities it ofTordid him. The pros
pect was docidedly bright to him.
(f hi business increased a it bad
done, he would be enabled to clear
himself of debt in another year.
Under this encouraging aspect be
ventured to expend a hundred dol
lars in addition to his furniture,
which bis wife insisted was absolute
ly necessary for their comfort and
happiness. The house bad been fur
oished altogether too plain for this
progressive age, in her estimation.
She wae behind some of her friend,
wh , she wss sure, were doing no
better than her hnsband.
Joseph was a little obstinate at
first ; but then there was something
so decidedly comfortable in a aet of
stuffed chairs and a lounge, that he
did not hold out io hi opposition.
He was doing well, and the expon
diture would not seriously embarrass
With a nice new Brussels carpet
and the new furniture, Mrs. Weston's
little parlor looked exceedingly plea
sant and comfortable. Besides, it
looked as though her husband was
prospering in his business.
It was so very nice that the young
wife oou Id Lot bear the iJea of bav
ing the parlor shut np, so that no
one should see it till the furniture
bad grown rusty consequently she
made up hor mind that they must
have a party.
Thoir friends had parties why
enouidut tbey T It looked stingy
not to have one. Mrs. Weston was
an el 'gnnt debater, and ehe gaiued
the day io this mattor. It is true
the party was not a very extravagant
ttffairi but it cost Joe some fifty dol
lars; In the meantime Beojumiu
bad paid q'lite as much for advertis
ing as his friend had for new furni
ture and the party. Joseph laugh
ed at him, and finally came to be
lieve that he was iussoe, and would
certainly come to ruin iu another
Mrs. Ben Weston, too, felt decid
edly unpleasant about the improve
ment which had been going ou in
her sister's house.
"Why can't we have a rosewood
table and a set of stuffed chairs.
Benjamin 7" asked she, pouting her
pretty lips into a very nnamiable po
"Simply, my dear, beoause I can
not afford it replied the philosoph
ioal merchant
"How can Joe afford it T"
"I presume be know his own bus
iness best"
"He has pat over a hundred dol
lars into bis bouse."
"Ben whistled "T'other aide of
Jordan," and made no reply.
"Do, Ben, bny some new chairs."
"Can't afford it"
"Yea, yoo can."
"No, I can't"
Toucan afford its well a Joe."
"Perhaps can."
'Do bay some."
"1 should bs very glad to gartify
yon, but I oannot take the money
from niy businosi. A year hence, if
business prosper with me, you shall
have them."
"A year henoe," pouted the wife.
I must spend a hundred dollar
in advertising the uext quarter."
"How foolish 1"
'Very foolish, my deari but it
must be done,"
"That' the way you throw your
money away, xou don t catch Joe
to do aocb a trick aa that "
"True but though be ha advent
age of having a corner store, I paid
three hundred dollar mor on my
mortgage note than b did."
'Then yon ran afford th table
and chairs." 1 '
"Nay, my dear, I will not spend
a dollar for superfluities whil J am
io debt,"
"Mrs. Ben Weston felt very bad
abont it, bnt her husband was firm,
and sh wss forced to content her-
at If with th plsin furniture '
Mr. Jo Weston enjoyed ber nice
parlor till tba novelty wore away,
and then sh discovered that there
war - a . great, many .otbar articles
waotad to make thing look uniform.
The two window ronst hav drapery
onr tarns, a pior glass was neoded,
and some pictures were wanted to
relieve the walls. Her husband, who
h d once exceeded the limits of his
means, fouod no great difficulty iu
a . .
uoing so again, ana tbinos were
Bat Jo had some scruple about
it His notes began to be tronble
ejme aod every day he was io the
streol borrowing money, is busi
ness, too, had not met his expecta
tions, instead of increasing in the
ratio of hi first year's experience,
it hardly hold it own, and the poor
fellow began to have some serious
misgivings about ths future.
Before the year bud half expired,
be wss obliged to intorduce'a rigid
system of retrenchment into bis
family aod business affairs, in ordor
to keep hi expense within hi
Another year had passed away in
the bnsinoss experience of the yonng
merchants, Th book had been
balanced, and the results stood in
blaok aod white before them,
Ben bad followed up his system of
advertising through the year. He
bad exponded large auras, but had
made the outlay with judgment and
The result exoeoded his most
sanguine expectations. His store
was crowded with customer i with
genuine bona Ji t customers, and
with but a small proportion of gad
ders and fancy shoppers. The news
papers had borne to thobost families
io the citj and country full descrip
tions of his slock. His name was
as familiar as "household words" in
the dwelliug of the rich and poor, of
the farmor, the mechanio, and the
Truly, the harvest was abundant,
and Bon rubbed bis hands with de
light as he cast his eyos over the
figures which conveyed to him the
pleasing results of his year's opera
tions. He had tbo means, not only
of clearing himself of debt, but also
of gratifying his wifo by giving her
all the new furniture she required,
besides a liondjonio surplus with
which to increase his business.
The now furniturowas bought and
set np i every debt wns discharged,
and the importers aud jobbers were
esger to give him unlimited credit
One day, while bo was ruminating
upon this pleasant stuto of things,
Joe Weston entered tho store. For
some months past, the intercourse
between the youo? merchants had
not been as cordial as formerly.
Joe's nice things had rather "set him
up i" some of the upper ten had con
descended to visit him t aod he had
attended the "Aluiock" parties w itb
hi wife.
He was gottiog ahead fast in his
own estimation, and cherished a
supreme contempt for the slow mo
tion of hi friend Bat when, ia the
middle of the year, he found himself
running down hill, and discovered
that Ben's store was crowded with
shopper, while hi own was empty,
a feeling of envy took possession
of him. Be a must be underselling,
be concluded, and sooner or later
the oonsequenoe would appear.
The prosperous merchant could
not but notice the sad and dejected
mien of hi friend, as h entered the
"How are yoa, Joe f Toa are al
most a stranger, lately. Where do
you keep yourself 1" said Ben.
"Business, Ben Dasinesbl" roplied
Joe, demurely.
"Good 1 Business before plea
"Anything over to-day j" asked
Joe i but the query was not put io
that buoyant, elastio tone, which had
distinguished him in former times.
"A trifle i bow much do yoa
"To tell the troth, t am 'bang np.'
( bsve got a note of fear hundred to
pay, aod have not yet raised th
first dollar towarda if
"Too are late, it is half past one,"
replied Ben, consulting hi watob.
"Ben, I am in a tight place," said
Joe, in a low, aolemn tone.
"lodeed 1 1 am sorry to hear it,',
and Ben's faoe woi anexpreasion too
of sioosr sympathy. "Nothing
serious I bop f"
"I sm afraid so,"
"What can I do for yoa f and
th young merchant took down his
check book, aod examined the atate
of bl bank account
"I can girt yoa a oheok for three
S M . A
uunorod, ir mat will lo you any
good." continued he, tnkiog np the
pen to fill out the blank.
"manic you, ion t yni are very
kind t but 1 don't know aa I ought
to tnke it."
"Not take it ! Why not T"
"If I should pay this note, there
is hardly a possibility that I could
get through the month "
"So bsd as that t 'i'on my soul, I
am sorry to hear it."
"Smith and Jones advise me to
make an assignment."
"How does it happen t I thought
yoa were doing well f"
"Business has been driving with
"Well, no i it hss L jen driving
with mo."
Joe knew it bad t indeed, his
present visit wss not to borrow
money, but to prepare bia friend for
the "smash." which was uow unavoid
able. "My sales havs boon light," con
tinued he ; "1 can't account for it,"
"I cau i look here, Joo."
Ben took down his luilgor, and
pointod to the account "Chargns,"
where the sums pnid for advertising
had been entered. On a slip of pa
per he had footed thoia up.
"1 ive hundred and Bixty-fivo dol
lars for advertising. Joo ! That's
what did tho bumm-Hs."
Joo was astonished. It wns quite
as much as ho bad paid for fine
thiugs for his honso, and for parties,
and the opera t but tho invostmout
had boon vawtly more profitable, iu-
untouch as. taken iu connection with
his careful management of his busi
ness and his economical maouor of
living, it had laid the foundation of
his luture fortuno. It bad trivoo
him a good start in iu business,
aud a good beginning is half the
Joo Weston fuilod, and paid only
tweuty cents on a dollar. His fine
furniture was all sold, and he was
obliged to bonrd out. But ia his
extremity Bun was bis true ft ion. 1.
He received him iuto his house, and
when his business was sottlcd up,
took him iuto partnership.
Tho firm is now one of the most
lespoctublo and prosperous in the
city. Joe, ever sinco ho was "bang
up," believes in advertising' an 1 any
one who opens ths Journal, or, in
deed, any of tho daily papors. can
not fail to notice the oonNpicons ad
vertisements of "Wustou Si Co."
Oliveh Optic.
Old Age.
An old man is like an old wiwoo
with light loading and careful imago
; ...:n i . i ...
...ur yo.H , ouiono neavy
iuu ur ouiiuuu nirum will urenK II.
AM n . . . I I .. ... T Til I . .. I
and ruin it forever. Many neonlo
reach the ago of fifty, sixty, or sov-
enty, measurably free from most of
the pains and infirmities of ago,
choery in the heart and sjund in
doatb, ripe in wisdom and experi
ence, sympathies mellow by age, and
with reasonable pospec' and op
portunities for continued nsofulness
in the World for considerable time.
Let such persons be thankful, but
let them be also careful. An old
constitution in liko and old bone
broken with ease, mended with diffi
culty. A young tree bend with the
gale i and an old on snaps and falls
before the blast. A singing hard
life i an hour of heating work i an
evening of exposure to rain or damp;
a severe chill an excess of food i
th unusual indulgence of any ap
petite or passion i a sudden fit of
anger i aa improper dose of medi
cineany of theso, or other similar
things, may cut off a valuable life io
an hour, and leave the fair hope of
usefulness and enjoyment but a
shapeless wreck.
Sitting down on a hornet's nest is
stimulating, but not nourishing.
A new line of telegraph is to be
constructed from Washington. Pa.,
to Pittsburgh.
A man named Robert Stnart over
one hundred year of age, won a
land suit in th Cambria county
oourt last week, th verdict in hi
favor amounting to over five thou
sand dollar. -
Kentuoky matrimonial quarrels
r curiously adjusted. An Aliens
ville wife left ber husband, swearing
she would never return. , lie went
after ber, found , ber at Bowling
Qreen, promised ber a box of prize
candy if aba would go bom with
him, and the consented.
19,1882. NO, 24
The Use ol Short Words.
The following patapraph is si
tribute! to 7oratio Seymour, of
New ork. It practices what i
preaouod tuetein, since there is no
word in it with more than two sylla
bios ssve sncb as aro quotod fur
purposes of Illustration :
"rt'e must not only think in words
bnt we must also try to uso the best
words, and those which id Kprecli
will put what is in our minds int.
the mind of others. This is the
great art which thoso munt gaiu win
wib to teach in tho school, th
church, at the bar. or through thi
press. To do this in the right wav
they should uso the short words
which we learn in early life, and
which hnve fof. o sense to all
classes of men. Tho Knglish of our
Bible is good. Now aud then some
long words nrs fo iud, and they al
ways hurt tho vorso in which yon
find thorn. Take that which says,
"Ob, ye generation of vipors, who
hath warnod you to flee from tho
wrath to come f" There is one long
word which ought not to be in it,
namely, 'grncratioa.' In tho old vor-
sion the old word 'brood,' is used.
Head tho vol so again with this term
ami you feel its full force, 'Oh, yo
viper's brood, who hath warned yon
to floo from tho wrath to como V
Crinio sometimes dons uot look like
ciiiuo when it io set before us in the
many folJs of a long word. When
a man steals, aud wo call it a de
falcation,' we are at a loss to know if
it is a blunder or a crimo. It he
does not toll tho truth, aud we are
told that it is a caso of 'prevarica
tion,' it takes us some lime to know
just whot we should think of it No
man will ever cheat himself iuto
wrung doing, uor will ho bo at a loss
to judgo of others, if be thinks and
speaks of acts iu clear, crisp terms.
It is a good rule, if one is at a loss
to know it an act is right or wrong,
to wait it down iu short, straight
out EuglisU."
Tho Womo.i ol Thibet.
Tho ronpectablo woman of Thibet
always appoar in publio with their
faces painted black, so as to disguise
their charms, and thus prevent frail
mati from the perils of too great
admirations. Hjforo going out of
doors ther invariubly tub their faces
with black, glutinous varnish, some
thing like currant jully iu appor
ance. The object being to render
tberaxolves at uuattraotive as possi
ble, they daub this coinp eition over
overy f nature, so as to reudor their
faces s unlike those of human be-
a9 1))g8ibj,j(
M. 1(.ij, iu his
U -..1 41.-
country, asoertaiued
that the siugular custom bad its
origin iu the docroe of a Lurna kiud,
sumo 200 years aio. This king, be
ing a man of anstero hubits, was de
sirous of checking the license which
prevailed nniong the people, and
which bad even spread to tho prieets
of tho Buddhist monastrtes to such
an exteot as to rolux their discipline,
and issued an edict that no Woman
should appear in publio otherwise
than with her face daubed in the
manner described. S veral temporal
and spiritual penalties enforced the
decree, among t; em tho terrible
wrath of Buddha. Tradition says
that the women wore perfectly re
signed and obediont, and that, far
from the edict giving rise to a petti
coat rebellion, tho ptaotice was
cheerfully adopted, and has been
fuithfully observed down to our own
time. Now, it is considered a point
of religious creed and.evidenoe of a
spirit of devotion, the women who
daub thoir faoes most being the
most religious. It is ouly ia the
largi town that wotten are seen iu
the streets with unpointed faces.
V. Y. Hail.
Harry Jones, a house painter,
married three girls, in McKean
county, and then ran away with the
wife of a young farmer f ji whom bo
worked shout a month. The far
mer i th fortanate man in th
l - - a . M
A negro was suspected of surrepti
tiously meddling with a neighbor's
fruit, and being caught in th gar
den by moonlight, nonplussed bis
detector by raising hi eyes, clasp
ing bia bands and piously exclaim
ing i "Good heavens, dis yer darkey
osu't go nowhere to prsy nilbout
beiu dint ui bsd." .
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