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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA., MARCH 2, 1876.
j.n'ilishc.1 ly Thfodnrc Sclioch,
-t. . t. .iv-.i 'x rf;ir in advance ami If not
. i of t'.ie year, two dollars nnd fifty
r'vl v, r m "- (iis'ntinu'il until ail arrearages are
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vfi-.-u". l.tifcr mi"s in proportion
OF At. I. KtNf,
. ! in li"'-'ii"t styli- of the Art, and on the
nv't riM-oii.i'de terms.
' K AST STKOUIXSUURG PA.
, -nn;-ViJM',,' taken a,"i a'l business pertaining
I'lLUSON fc THOMSON,
i;al Estate Insurance Agents.
K:-r'r'" f""" i'liilJiiicr near the Lepot.
.. T i:.Tiecr's new huildinp.ncnrW opposite
'lit.-,' li.m t. das admniktcri-d fur cxtacting
Homes opntliic Physician,
KiJciu-c : lU ni tniin Darigan, Cherry Valley,
Piysician, Sirgeon and Accoucheur,
Sand Clt, Waysb Co., Pa
ri-tfs :r mntly attended, to l:iy or night
I t;t in infill.
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PsicU". 5irj3on ana accoucnear.
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:f ! ill.!;":;; formerly occupied
J'runnt a;:-!Ui:in given lo calls.
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p;ivsi;ii:i. sruiiEox and AaoiniEix
In tlie -M n.Iii'e of Dr. A. Peeves Jackson,
r??iie:ic?, crncr ofriarah and Franklin street.
t'lornoy at Ia'.r,
S-t rr,t. PHILADELPHIA.
2 n.-Licel rite?, ftl 75 per day
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PA UN. Prt;r.
WILLIAM S. REES,
Surveyor, Ccnvoyaricer and
Rsal Estate Agent.
Timber Lands and Town Lots
. FOR SALE.
r .! r.v tiie Corner Store.
D R. J.LANTZ,
SURGEON c KECKANICAL DENTIST.
: 'fTi'-f o.i Main rtrctt, in th ?n4 ntry
.:-r.' i - k bu i!'! i ii-r. nearly ojipoiiti the
II ;!'. and h flatt-r hiinsclf that by "ih-n-Utit
pr;ii tiro and tbe most t ariipt and
': 'tn i j iili ;.i;.tf r- pertaiiiiii? to his pro
! f liy ubl'; to p' rform all operations
i i : u -.- iu umtt carrlul aud kiilful uian-
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:i n c;.ti!i tt 5viny th Natural Tr-cth ;
II,- im ,ri ,,f Artificial Tith on Kiibifr,
Niv.tr. or ( oiaiii'joii iiam, and p-rfwt fiu in nil
M p r Vn.ivr the -rrfat f l!y and danger of m
u' iiu : . r Wfiri liiijr innnfrit-nrcd orto t lios lir-
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A.OTii2:K "'SlOl'SSY 1VOX
EST3Y COTTAGE ORGANS!
IVse niprrior anl bpantifully finislicd in-,:niin'-Ms
s.j far fc-Ijpsed their competitor in
"iui!i. purity. Fweeines? ;md delicacy of tone,
iis to ,:ttfry ,,,-,jie f;rt al)1j OI1v j,n.nliurn giv
n t'i J hii.itor of reed Organs at the Monroe
0;,,"!y 'air, held S-,,temler -, 187-1.
"'! oiitv iLf;icA?. Per price lit address
' J. Y. SIG ATI'S,
GLAZIER AND PAINTER,
Nearly cprxjsite Kautz'e Blacksmith Shop,
The undersigned would rercciftii!y in
orm the citizens of Strondsburg and vicinity
ue is now fully prepared lo do all kinds
or FaFPr Hangina, Glazing and Painting.
Promptly and at short notice, and that he
Hi COfj!,lanty ot1 b.,n(j a fjne ock ot
'Per Hang-i,, of all decripiiona and at
prices. The palronage of the public
Mrneetly kio4. May 16, 1872.
H S 0 J JOCK,
ASTOUNDING DISCOVERY !
Extraordinary Advance in Science A
Savant Makes an Egg, and Hatches
There-from a Live Bird.
The annexed account of a wonderful dis
covery recently made in Germany i.s con
densed from an article in a late number of
a German paper, the Aljemeine Zcitunq,
received by the Cambria. The editor, in
his introductory, remarks that "It is with
no ordinary feelings we fit down to make
public the astonishing facts which follow,
well knowing, at first, we shall but excite
the smiles of the incredulous ; yet, as inde
pendent journalists, we feel it our duty to
lay before the public such matters of fact
as may come within the scope of our own
observation, and others may draw such con
clusions from them as they may see fit. .
"Some years since," he continues, "the
whole world was thrown into a fever of
excitement by the announcement that Mr.
Cross, an Englishman, had read before the
Royal Electrical Society of London a ine
rt or in which he detailed a process by which
he had succeeded in calling into life, by
means of voltaic electricity, a minute insect
of the wart species. The substance from
which these insects were revived or created
was the silica nf pnfassa, a perfectly color
less and transparent liquid.
"Mr. Cross' experiments were subsc-
I quently tried by Mr. Walker, Secretary to
the society, with entire success and with
every precaution as to the introduction of
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any joreurn substance that nucrht contain
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i inu fggs oi uicsi; inecis. ue was also
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j t-iu;ui Miet:csKii wufn tnc experiment was
: conducted in an atmosphere of pure oxygen
j Las. These experiments have been certi
j fed to by the most respectable authority :
I ai.d yet there are persons obstinate and
j igi orant enough to deny the possibility of
; the production of life from such a sub-
stai ce as flint.
i ''As what we are about to mention is of
I a similar nature, we expect that the same
j c-::?s of persons will be incredulous as to
! t! e truth of our statement.
"But Truth is mighty and must prevail,'
ard we trust soon give ocular demonstra
tion of the facts detailed."
We shall not follow the language of the
peper, but give a brief outline of the facts
j It seems that, for more than fourteen
' yrars. Prof. Geifling, of IJruenbergh, a man
v.e.l known in the literary and scientific
wo ld, has had his attention directed to the
i production of animal life by means of
! This was a darinir thoucrht : but the Pro-
fessor, with the zeal and devotion worthy
j tlie old alchemists in whose foot steps lie
; w: s following, persevered against obstacles
j that would have discouraged an man leS3
i sanguine than himself; and at last has had
j the satisfaction of seeing his patient labors
! crowned with success, that will place his
! n;.ni3 in the foremost rank of that galaxy
j of bright tars who preceded him in the
i gieat field of discoverv.
! The Professor's first experiment was to
hutch chickens from the egg by the employ
ment of artificial heat, after the manner of
the Egyptians. In this he was entirely
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success! ul, and penecteu a simple ana com
pact apparatus to maintain, by means of
hot water, an equal temperature for any
period of time.
This being accomplished, he turned his
attention to the production of (he ejg .'
This was no easy matter ; but, after innu
merable expermcnts, during a period often
years, the details of which would fill a vol
ume, he succeeded in making a correct
analysis of an egg. One step was accom
plished ; but the most difficult was yet to
be taken the mysterious combination of
the elements so as to form a compound
similar to the natural article.
Encouraged by his success, the Doctor
set about his almost hopeless task with a
determination to surmount every obstacle.
He felt satisfied that it was only by means
of galvanism that his object could be ac
complished, and directed all his energies to
the construction of a battery of constant,
equal and moderate power.
After trying nearly every kind of bat
tery iu use, he had almost begun to de
spire, when, by accident, he learned that a
constant battery of moderate power had
been constructed in England by placing a
plate of zinc and a plate of copper in an or
dinary flower-pot, and keeping the earth
moistened with ammonia.
He immediately constructed such a one.
After various modifications, he succeeded
in :id:ii)tin ' it to his purpose ; and had the
satisfaction, after nearly fourteen years of
almost constant experiment, of seeing his
labors crowned with success, and produc
ing from elements a substance similar in all
respects to an egg.
Now came tlie exciting period oF his la
bors, to see whether this artificially-formed
e-g could be hutched by heat. He placed
it in his hatching-oven, and watched it
through a glass door almost constantly,
scarcely taking time to eat or sleep, until
he had seen the success of his grand ex
periment. . .
Day after day he watched with patient
.cuiitv the consumation of his daring
scheme, and at least had the satisfaction ot
witnessing the consummation oi ins uopu.
On the twentieth day after placing his egg
t,a m..n n ma 1 hole was ouservcu in
-ide of it, and shortly alter tne um oi
ird was thrust through. The Prefessor
mo nmnT. Willi mill ui""i
. ...:u .L.K.rlif nnd several
times was on the point of breaking the egg,
cnn whifc kind of a bird he was going to
i ii retrained himself, however,
n.T mnrnintr bad the satisfaction of
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finding in the receiver a live bird, of some
unknown species, perfect in its anatomy,
but, strange to say, entirely without feath
"This most astonishing result," remarks
the paper from which we quote, "has al
most upset our previous notions of natural,
philosophy and the governing lawsofani
mial organism. As we gazed upon the
featherless bird hopping about, and feeding
upon the seeds given it, we began to doubt
the reality of our own existence, or that of
anything about us !"
The Professor, urged on by his success,
has set about another analysis, and has no
doubt of being able to produce perfect birds
of every known species.
The Aljemeine Zcitunj of the next dav
remarks that the whole city is electrified
with the devlopment.
A HUSBAND EUCHRED.
A Wife of Two Men a Stake at Cards.
On Sunday afternoon and evening one of
the most singular incidents in the history
of the matrimonial lottery took place at
No. 131 Johnson avenue, Williamsburg, it
being the playing of a game at cards for the
possession of a wife by her two living hus
bands. The causes of this phenomenal incident,
briefly told, are as follows : In the fall of
1871 Louis Lange, a barbar, married Annie
Ilortsmann, of Hudson City. N. J.. after a
courtship of two weeks. They lived to
gether a very quarrelsome life for a few
months, and then, in a fit of passion, he
deserted her and went to Chicago. She,
being left without means, went home to
her parents ; but, having obtained a situa
tion, returned to Williamsburg. Here
she met the groomsman, Claus Doscher,
who officiated at her wedding. After wait
ing two years without hearing from Lange
Mrs. Lange married Doscher iu 1S71. Last
week Lange returned to Brooklyn, and,
intent on being more happy in the future,
sought his wife to make amends for his
previous ill treatment and give promises
for better treatment in the future. He was
horrified to find her the wife of his grooms
man, but after considerable self com
munion he decided to arrange the affair
amicably. So, with a mutual friend who
was acquainted with all the parties, he
called on her, in the rear of No. 154 John
son ave:iue. He was made cordially wel
come, and after a conversation of some
half hour's duration the men adjourned to
the saloon in the front building to settle
the matter by a game of euchre. The room
was a dingy one, the light of the one or
two kerosene lamps casting only a faint
glimmer on the interesting game which
was heralded, accompanied and followed
by copious draughts of lager. In the
earlier part of the game fortune seemed to
be in favor of Doscher and he speedily
scored nine of ten points necessary to win,
but there he stopped, and Lange, slowly
and by "one," scored up to the same figure.
Tlie woman, as the game progressed, left
her scat and took a place by the side of
her second husband. All those in the
room gathered around the table, and as
Lange took a trick an audible sih came
from the woman, but as Doscher laid out
trump after trump she seemed relieved,
and when he had made the winning point
she saluted him with a hearty kiss. Lange,
for a moment, seemed angry, but said,
"Well, Doscher, old boy, she ain't worth
fighting over ; here is joy to you with her,"
and he quaffed a foming tankard of beer.
The party then commenced urinkingj
and kept it up till midnight, when they
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separated the best oi menus. 1
Habits of Insects.
Many insects prove that their parental
instinct is strongly developed by taking
care of their young after they are hatched.
Of this kind are several solitary insects,
and those which live in societies, as bees,
ants, and some wasps, etc. The mason
wasp hurries a living caterpillar with its
etrgs, but docs not leave it to take its
chance. After the maggot is hatched and
has devoured the first caterpillar, the wasp
returns, opens the hole, pushes in another,
and again closes the hole, and this is
repeated till the young animal is able to
get his own living. The field bug has", a
family of thirty or forty young ones which
she conducts about as a hen does her chick
ens, beating her wings rapidly at any at
tempt to disturb them. If you disturb a
nest of ants by digging, you will perceive
the inhabitants much less intently occupied
with providing for their own saftety than
the conveying of certain little white bodies
to a place of security ; these are the young,
and to effect this purpose the whole com
munity are iu motion, and no danger can
divert theiri from attempting its accomplis
ment. A cruel observer having cut an ant
in two, under these circumstances, the
mutilated animal did not relax its affec
tionate exertions ; with that half of the
body to which the head was attached it
contrived before expiring to carry off ten
of these white masses into the interior of
the nest. Insects seem to live especially
for the nutritition of their young. When
we consider the exertions of these little
animals, apparently so disproportioned to
their size, and the constant lab6r in which
they are occupied, one might be apt to
think the pleasures of their existance were
outweighed by its pains. But what strikes
us as wearisome toil is probably that
delightful occupation, and, like human
parents, they are never so happy as when
actively engaged in advancing the interests
of their young.
THE CEDAR MINES OP NEW JERSEY.
Among the strange productions of Cape
May, says the Monmouth (N. J.) Demo
crat, are the "cedar mines" swamps of
dark miry stuff in which are buried im
mense trees of the white cedar, Cyprcsstis
thyoides of the botanists. These mines con
tain enormous trees, buried to a depth
varying from three to ten feet. The logs
lie one across another, and there is abund
ant evidences that they are the growing of
different successive forests. Indeed, in
these very swaiups forests of the same trees
arc now growing. The miners have be
come very skillful at their work. An iron
rod is thrust into the soft mud, over which
often the water lies. In strikiug a buried
tree the workman will, by several sound
ings, at last tell how it lies, which is its
root eud, and how thick It is. He then
manages to get a chip, of the tree, and by
its smell determines at once whether it is
worth the labor of mining, that is, the
workmen will tell unerringly whether the
tree be a windfall or a break down. If a
breakdown, it was so because it was de
cayed when standing ; if a windfall, the
trees fell wheu found, and lias been pre
served ever since by the antiseptic nature
of the peat marsh in which it was buried.
The soft earth is then removed. This makes
a pit in the swamp. Into this the water
soon flows and fills it up. This is rather
an advantage. The saw is now introduced,
and at regular intervals a cut is made
through the trees, when the log floats to
the surface. It is curious that the log of a
sound tree will be sure to turn over wheu
it floats up, the lower side thus becoming
uppermost. Trees in this way are some
times obtained which will yield 10,000
shingles, worth $20 per thousand ; thus
one tree will yield $200. The age of such a
tree, as the season rings have been counted,
has been made out from 1,000 to 1,200
years, and even more. A layer of such
trees is found covered by another layer,
and these again by another, and even a
third, while living trees may still be grow
ing over all. It is evident, indeed that
New Jersey has experienced what the geo
logists call "oscillation." Cape May con
tains abundant evidence of having been lift
ed out of a modern sea. The recent oyster
and clam are found iu natural beds, just as
they died in the ocean, but now in posi
tions many feet higher than the contiguous
oyster beds ; while buried trees exist at
depths lower than the beds of living mol
lusks. Transfusion of Blood.
The Buffalo Commercial thus describes
an interesting experiment which was tried
at the medical college in that city, one day
last week :' "The 'subjects' were two doirs
one considerably larger than the other
which were placed under the influence of
ether until both animals were utterly un
conscious. An artery in the neck of the
larger dog was opened. In this a tube was
inserted, and the stop-cock of the tube
turned off, thus preventing any blood from
escaping until the proper time came. The
small dog was then placed upon the table,
the carotid artery opened," and the animal
allowed to bleed to death. When the blood
had ceased to run it was announced that the
dog was absolutely dead. Artificial respira
tion was applied, and then the tube in the
neck of the large canine was inserted in that
of his bloodless brother, the Professor mean
while working upon the chest after the man
ner used in restoring a drowning person.
As soon as the stop-cock in the tube was
turned the blood from the dog commenced
flowing into the empty veins of the other,
and in a very few minutes the creature
was breathing again as naturally as ever.
The students applauded loudly and the
transfusion was complete. Neither of the
dogs, we are assured, felt a particle of pain
during the operation."
What shall we Eat.
An unhappy individual has discovered that
there is nothing in the food or drink line
actually healthful. He says potatoes pro
duce flatulency, water distends the bowels,
fruit relaxes them, bread sours the stomach,
cake destroys its tone, rice depletes the
blood, fish shrinks the muscles, fresh meat
produces biliousness, and salt meat skin
diseases. And so vou can go through the
entire list without finding, according to the
medical authorities, a single article but
what is in sonic degree hurtful. It is dread
ful to think of; and yet, somehow or other,
there arc a great many people who manage
to exist seventy years or more, and the
average longevity of the human race is in
creasing in all civilized couutries.
A story is going the rounds of the
Democrat-tic press to the effect that the
late inauguration of Governor Ilartranft
cost the State $30,000, and even a few
Republican papers are foolishly reflecting
upon the governor lor "permitting such
unnecessary extravagance." The truth is
that what expense falls upon the State, in
consequence of the inauguration display,
was authorized and incurred by the legis
lature, as hae always been the case. This
expense, instead of 830,000, is only about
$1,000,' or about $700 less than three years
ago. It should be borne in mind that the
inauguration was entirely in the hands of a
joint committee' of the two houses of the
legislature composed of both parties.
The Idaho Avalanehe asserts that with
in a circuit of five miles around Silve City
money enough might be extracted from the
bowels of the earth to pay on the nationa
debt twenty times over.
Last October Judge Nites Taylor, a
wealthy merchant of Smethport, McKean
county, fell from the rear door of the resi
dence, a distance of eighteen feet, breaking
his back. It was thought he would die in
a few days, but he is still living . and no
fears are entertained of his speedy death.
His spinal column was dislocated a little
above the center of its length. Until Dr.
Freeman ingeniously replaced it, he suffer
ed great pain in the broken column. Since
then the pain has ceased, but he has no
feeling of any kiud below the fracture. His
stomach ij curiously affected, a portion of
its functions, or rather, its energies, has
been destroyed so that even when acting
on light food its operations are slow and,
to a certain extent, uncertain. Whenever
he partakes of stronger food than prepared
milk or gruel, as his appetite frequently
tempts him to do, despite of all previous
experience, he suffers severe pain all round
that portion of his body above a line across
and intersecting the point of injury. In
other words, so far as feeling and other
sensation are concerned, he seems to have
been literally broken iu two parts, and
while one-third of his body is as thorough
ly alive as ever, the lower two-thirds are
as dead as though buried in the grave. His
mental faculities as clear as ever.
The r igues have devised a r.c v plan for
swindling people, specially farmers. The
rascals, who go in pairs, watch the adver
tisements of stray horses or cows, and one
of the follows goes to the advertiser and
asks to see the animal. His request being
granted, the scoundrel informs the adver
tiser that it is not the one he is looking for.
The fellow goes back to his 'pal,' gives him
a description of the animal, and the" 'pal'
then goes to the advertiser, describes
the horse or cow accurately, and gets pos-
rati - m m I
session. Then the swindler tells the ad
vcrtiser that he lives a long way oil and
don't wan't to be troubled with taking the
animal home and offers to sell it for half it
is worth. The advertiser generally makes
the purchase, and in nine cases out of ten
subsequently has to return the animal to
the possession of the rightful owner, losing
the money that he paid the impostor.
A Troy (N. Y.) man has been trying to
kill rats with bread covered with arsensic.
The bread disappeared, but the rats didn't
diminish, and finally he caught his thirteen
YP.ir old rhiiK'hfpr p:itm-it. Sh f-nnfosspd
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nun. sue iiau uisponcu oi an oi il, luiu jiivuu il
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uvut-i man un imiiLi siiu nau iumcu.
It apnears that the mrl had fits n vpar nfm.
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viiicu tuo ki ijl uciinsr lor ur&eiuc, auu tut;
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doctor, thinking she was going to die any
way, gave her some, whereupon she got
well. Since then she has been given the
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ucuuiy poison ut uiaeieuL tiuies, uic oiuy
eneet Doing to mate ner appear wen, urignt
Mild fhnerPnl Til A P:i 1nfn lniil hr.
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fore several scientific men, all of whom pro-
nounce it one or tne most rcmarKaDie
phenomena of the age.
There seems to be a steady decline in
the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, out
West. The rural members are coming to
the conclusion that somewhere and some
how they are being sponged to death." It
has just come to light, in Iowa, that one
man and his wife have been paid for pre-
tended services, by the estate and National
Grangers, since lb J, nearly 9,000,' and
tli. -it. nt. the s:imi time lie wns rlr.'iwiiiT n
re-ular salary in other business. If theor-
der will weed out the sidewalk farmers and
bloodsuckers who infest it, and confine it-
self to its ligitimatc province, keeping out
oi t no snare s or politicians, it win acserve
to thrive. But not else.
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I he Democrats Iind little comfort any-
wnerc. xiarpcr s y eeKiy , uuring uie past
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year nas recently unueu wuu ine opponents
of the Republican party in finding fault
with Grant, but in a recent issue of that
paper, gives its estimate ot tne JJcmocratic
party in the loiiowing terse paragraph :
"Nothing should cause any man to lor-
"ft, that the. Democratic nartv is now what
r. his heen for venrs the nn t e:i nrmni.
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zation of those who aimed to destroy the
National Union and Government for the
basest and most revolting purposes, and
cH 1 .W-l-irn tli-it tlwir viere nvvnt tn.
the practicability of secession, remain un
A gentleman and lady got off the Pan
Handle train yesterday evening, and step
ped out on the south side ot the depot
They were quickly surrounded by a crowd
ot voracious hackmen. 1 unching away
vigorously with his umbrella, the gentleman
soon cleared a space around him, and hav-
ing secured silence enough to be heard, he
vociferatcd " i ouldn some of you like to
go to the devil r Ihe tone or one of the
hackmen was wickedly tirbartc as he quick
ly replied : "Come right dong, sir ; I run
the finest hack on that line." Indianapolis
Judge Orvis, at the recent Centre county
court, rendered a decision which is impor-
, . t i i i i .i i
tant. His honor ruled that where a man
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gives his wife money, he having no debts
at the time, nor in any way showing an in- U n J-7i i Vt .
. . .ir ii. i i . t the Centenriial grounds. Moyainensin"- is
tention to defraud, real estate which the nnn , K, AV ? " Cl SiUf, 1S
i -.i i r i . good cnotign for them. Jiomstoicn Jler-
wife may purchase with such funds cannot a
afterward be niade liable for debt con
tracted by the husband subsequent to such A clergyman of a country village church
gift and purchase. desired to give notice that there would be
The meanest man in the world resides
at present in northern Ohio. Ho went on
to Cincinnati to attend his brother's
r i i .i n - i.;n a
iunerai, anu men coony sent in a um to
the executors for $47.50, itemized at travel-
ing cxpenescs, hotel bills and $2.50 per day
for "time" comsumed in attendance.
Chester has twenty-five mile of side
walks. All men should live on' fruit r the fruit
of their industry.
The value of the wares manufactured in
the West Chester prison, last year, is set
down at $11,000.
Mr. Levi Bennet, for nearly a half cen
tury a prominent citizen of Easton, died on
the 19th ult.
"The rich," said a Dutchman, "eat
venison because it ish deer": I eat mutton
because it ish sheep."
New Orleans is bragging about her new;
potatoes. That's all right ; but a good
many cf them are mighty small.
Forest planting is thriving in Minnesota."
It is estimated that 20,0.00,000 trees havo"
been planted on the prairie lands.
Tennessee editors arc appreciated. One
of them has just been presented with a pig
having two tongues and eight legs.
During the Centennial show it is said
that Philadelphia hotels will charge three
dollars a da board and lodging extra.
Grindstones are considered safe property,
to invest in ; because, if you cannot self
them fur cash, you can always turn them.
The late Auditor General Allen ban'
struck "pay dirt" in. Colorado, assaying
4,340 10 in gold and 15 25 in silver per
, From November 1 to date Chicago has"
slaughtered 1,489,850 hogs, against 1,
535,325 for the corresponding period last
A . Rhode Island fisherman recently
caught ten thousand pounds of codfish in
He must have been a regular
I. r. Dunham, of Northumberland, is
the boss chicken raiser. He has six thick ."
ens, hatched last May, which weigh 40'
Nearly 200.000,000 feet of log? were put
into the waters of Puget Sound, Oregon,'
last year, and luO teams were engaged in
The public schools of New. York taught
232,440 children last year. In schools" of a
charitable character 2S,000 more children
nri a i
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1 nttenfinn t int. rvmtera nn t ho mn n-hn
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blows his nose in church
Jersey City has a population of 11G,000,
and five per cent, of the population are
paupers, or one in. every twenty, mis 13
an astounding exhibit
JUrs. Jeremiah Cooper has been elected
1 --v . .
a school director . m liart township.
Lancaster county It is expected she will
make a staving good officer.
Do you know, that you can cure the tooth
ache by dissolving half a drachm of bicarb-,
onate of soda in an ouce of water, and
holding the solution in your mouth ?
The shipments of lumber from Lock Ha
ven, Pa., up to February 5th show a total
ot 1, 40,000 feet, an . increase over the
same period last year of 830,000
Th? rc.vival in the Presbyterian church,
Huntingdon, has resulted in the admission
of ,one hundred persons to membership, a
ia,Se I,art w le numoer neing gentlemen
A Memphis prisoner, who hated to see
t-n i.,,.ora ri;, u
i w MjViJ ui.'iuV llIVs ,UU1 II Will U V
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1 oi since.
Our aggregate hog exports since Novem-
ber 1, 1S75, are 104,009,308 pounds,
valued at "0,00o,037 ; and of beef pro-
duct, 0,09j,o10 pounds, valued at S2
xiwm eru lauures in U1C united
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states m ioo,ot which the gross labilities
Yre &-i,O0O,.j,Ki. lhis is nearly treble.
iauun iu ion, anu ,uuu
"iUlU mail 111 !D(-t.
A bill to abolish the death penalty in
Maine and substitute imprisonment at hard
labor for life has passed the Senate by a
vote oflStoll. The measure had pre
viously passed the House.
The pen with which President Grant
signed the Centennial bill was made from
the quill of an American eagle shot in the
vicinity of Mount Hope, Oregon. The pen
and eagle will be exhibited at the Centen-
Mr. John Broker, of Pottstown, has on
exhibition at Breidenbach's tavern near
that place, a heifer. calf, three months old
that is a curiosity. It is a mixture of the'
Alderney and Holstcin breeds, moiisc col-'
olred aud hairless.
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edont suppose there is any truth in
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the report that the pickpockets have an-
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no service in the afternoon, as he was co-
ing to officiate for another clergyman
The clerk; as soon as the sermoon was fin-;
ished, rose up with all duo solemuitv and-
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cneci out, "1 am requested to give notice
that there will be no service this afternoou,"
as Mr. L., is going fishing with another