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hfil by Theodore Schodi.
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, .i.w.p bi1'w Iturnctt Hon..
riayic' and Surgeon,
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i.vr.iu'i'iir- liaiik. l,; admaisten-d for ex.u.-ti:itf
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Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur,
,ai Cut, Wavxk Co., Pa.
i ii ,s.,i nromptlv attended, to dr.v or nicht.
11. CiCO. V. JACIvSOS
SiriW, SURGEON AaD .U'COUniEL'S.
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; Alioi-ncy at Law,
One d.i.'.r aVwive t'.ie "SirouiLburg IIou--e,"
S:ri.u i-l"irir, Ta.
Collection- prornpily made.
uioler 1ST J.
WILLIAM S. REES,
Surveyor, Conveyancer and
Seal Estate Agent.
Farms, Timber Lands and ToTva Lots
ftiSi-e mearl' opjote American Ilotits
u.l I'.S d i r !:.'Somt the Corner .Store.
D R. J. LANT Z,
SUKGEOX & MECHANICAL DENTIST.
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f l'r. S. 'V:.lt..!r ,jk-. i'liilijiu.-, ii.-aily f.ij.rite tlie
-v n-'i - .-: I ai 1 t !!:il.-t ?iimrif tl.ul by fi?!i-
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i:; tin- .L-iita! J i in the uj.k.1 curvlul aisl kiliful uiati-
:.;. ' tio-i .-ivi! t avrij tin; Natural T.--lli ;
! lin- in.-ii..u i.f Aniri. iai 'JV-.-th Itul.Ur,
r ( ,.,:iii)ti,,.iS (jU:.i, and f.i i i''v! ii; in ali
w i'r-.n: i.
ijt-:i:i kiu.'v Tiir- ir r--s t f i!!y a:id dan-r uf rti
t' Kin-thvi ,- ,.: u jo Ui. iiKWixTioHoii.yr to jlio-,0 lir
iatalali...r. A) I ill.!, 74. tf.
A.OT2SCt 'liiOl'll VVO.
ESTEY COTTAGE ORGANS!
J!te sujiorior and LeautiftiHy finished in
"iir.entR so far eclipsed their "ennietitor in
" !'"le l'uriiy, KwceUiess and delicacy of tone,
s'l carry cfi the first and only premium jriv-juct-l.il.iu,
f m.j (r;;ans at the Monroe
,;r;-v held ,Seiteiuher l!, 1S74.
J'uv onty the bvt. For price lit addrc.
CUl J. Y. IS I (J A Fl."S,
GLAZIER AND PAINTER,
Ncarly opposite Kautz's Blacksmith Shop,
forTiie Ulorfcig.!e,l would respectfully in-
tiat I cilizeris of Stroudtburg and vicinity
" he is now luv prpprej lo dou kinds
rPr Hanyiny," Glazing and Painting.
'I't.y aad ut fhort notice, end that he
Kn tf Co,lf:tantly on hind a fine etock o
1. : nln?s ot o11 descrip'ions and at
;g Pr'Cf,s. The pmrcnagc of't!c public
earnestly solicied. May 16, 1872.
tolling Houselbr Sale.
rCa(1'",'r'1''I ta' t t"r.v l''llinr Hons', ciitain
r '"' -K"vfu i-oo!, it Di'wtiiiii iti Kuitakli;
i.V,:'-V r :: s"'r" Jtotun fcituatc M Jlain tr4--t.
ii.'- 'rou-li of .irnid!)iu-. i In
iiwiriv a.J evt-ry j.art
t,. u 1,1 good onditlou. Fr terms Ac.,
1)M f 1011 !tSr U
hlJ- Cy 'Sotw are the only Uuder-
Iti..,.,: v tvunsare uie oniy umwi-
n; -tr'U'lslurg h!io understands their
nor iJn-i-.Ttuker io to'.va, uud you
T"":r,v-Hif .'li.lff i'1 year, two dollars and filly
"v1 't. .V,.'r r.l i i u t i n u.I until all arrearages are
m:; '';'' ;,: ,,.i .r m. s.u:r.' f Mjflit lino-) rvr
1 ts-Wf, . ' i...;s 1 .-.o. Jiuli additional iu-
VALUABLK STOCK AT
riio undi-rsi-ned offers at private salo tlio folliovinir
relel.rMo, k of t ows, Heifem and Calvo, which
l.rwl was iiiuh., te,l hy l owler, one the bes jud
of stock in the I nitiil States. J""0es
A lot of Ayrshire Cows and Heifi-r.
A lot of Itiirhani Cows and Heifers.
A lot of erossod st.M-k.
A lot of Ayrshire Calves.
A lot of lHirlimu t'alves.
r,'1,1,11' ?t,Rft l'au ,J0 'xainine.l on the stoek farm of Col
E. h. orton, near this lloroiiyh. For terms, Ac. call"
, , . ., JOHN SELWOOD.
Strondsl.urK, April fi, 1S7C.
We die undersigned respectfully inform
the citizens of Stroudslmrg and vicinity,
that we have added to our large assort
HATS AKD CAPS,
A complete and carefully selected stock of
Men's & Youths' Reacly
of the latent and iuo?t fabhioiiable styles
and best (juality. AVe have also a com
plete line of
CELTS' FUnrJISKIMG GOODS,
rie;:se irive us a call and examine our
st.tk and prices hvfure you iurehase else
where. AVe fchail soon oli'er a large assort
Umbrellas, Traveling Bags, &c.
You w ill find us one door west of Kej
stoue Drug Store, Main .Street, Strouds
Kurg. la. "
X. 1. Sillc ILits ironed aud repaired
at sh.ort notice. (.Jive us a call.
WALTON & WIXTKRMUTE.
Stroudshurg, April 2i), 1 87G.
$000 BE WARD!
ttrr- t. rt, err. jF?,
A lall-comploxioncfl YOUXG MAX, ngetl
5 ft. t in height ") lbs. Had on, when last
feen two pairs of swallow-tsiled sealskin
trousers, fashionable nmtton cutlet waiscoat,
with ileliriuui trimmings; double-barrelled
frock coat, with horpe collar and Kiusage
lining; patient leather-bottom top M iocs, laceU
up at the sole, and buttoned inside.
He i deaf ami dumb of one eye and hard
of hearing with the other, with a slight squint
in his eye teeth ; stoop very up right with a
loud impediment in his look, chignon on up
per lip with whiskers bitten off fehort inside;
mouth like a torn iocket : hair of a deep scarlet
blue and parted from car to yonder; Calves of
legs rising 4 years, to be som ciieap on ac
count of the clearness of milk ; very liberal
with "other peoples' money," and well known to
a good templar, having been clevcnteen years
a member of the 1. O. G. T. (1 Often Get
Any one who knows of his whereabouts will
please report at the
Empire Clothing Store,
where he will find the
LARGEST aud BEST ASSORTMENT
Men and Boy's Clothing,
Hats and Caps,
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Trunks, Valices, &c. &c.
kept in this vicinity, and which we will sell
LOWEST PANIC PRICES!
If you want to save money don't fail to ex
amine our tock before purchasing elsewhere.
If you want GOOD GOODS allow prices,
.lje'-e is no place in Monroe County to com
pete with the KMWRK CLOTHING STOKE.
Our new stock is complete in every particu
lar, l'lease call and examine for yourselves.
at Kmi ikk Clothing Stohe.
iSlrondsburg, March 23, lSTO". tf.
F-jr sale ut tliis.Ofiict.
Something for Township and Borough
Auditors to Think About.
The question is often asked us hy town
ship officials "How must we publish the
annual statements of our receipts and ex
penditures ?" The same question is being
discussed in the newspapers of every county
in the State, the newspaper publishers
generally finding the law to be in favor of
a publication of statements in at least two
public journals. The following which we
find in the Butler Herald of a recent date,
is a review of the subject by the editor of
that paper, the well-known Jacob Ziegler,
and the opinions therein expressed are un
doubtedly correct. The Eastou Argus has
consulted several members of the Easton
bar, and they say they believe "Uncle
Jake's" advice should be heeded :"
The law plainly requires the auditors of
the several boroughs and townships, to pub
lish a statement of their accounts respec
tively at the close of each fiscal year, which
was in June. We so stated in the Herald,
but there were persons, and some lawyers
who had given the subject a minute's at
tention, who did not believe the law re
quired any publication other than a written
statement posted up in the borough or town
ship. A case was tried in Washington
county, involving -a. neglect of the auditors
to publish in the papers, and after a thorough
examination the court decided against the
auditors and fined them twenty dollars
each. In Allegheny county a like case was
tried 'and wit h a like result. It was then
clear to us that publication in the papers
was necessary. The reason why persons
thought a publication by "written or printed
statements put up in the borough or town
ship was a sufficient compliance with the
law, was because the act of 1S74 so stated
it, but the proviso to the act says as follow?:
"Xothing in this act shall be constructed
to interfere with the present law which re
quires annual statements of the receipts and
expenditures of the borough councils, road
commissioners, supervisors, overseers of the
poor and school directors to be advertised
in the daily or weekly papers published in
the respective localities."
From this act it is clear that the written
or printed statements to be put up in the
boroughs and townships is a publication in
addition to the publication in the papers,
for were it not so the act itself would be
practically of no effect.
On the 20th day of April, 1S74, the
Governor approved an act the fifth section
of which required the corporate authori
ties of every municipality or district to an
nually, in the month of January, prepare
and publish in at least two newspapers of said
municipality or of the county in which the
frame is situate, a statement showing in de
tail the actual indebtedness, the amount of
the funded debt, the amount of the floating
debt thereof, the valuation of the taxable
property therein, the assets of the corpora
tion with the character aud nature thereof.
The penalty for neglect to publish such
statement is a fine of one thousand dollars.
It must be observed, however, that this
law has only reference to such municipali
ties or districts as have an actual indebted
ness, a funded, or - floating debt. The ob
ject of the law, too, is plain. It is to bring
to the knowledge of all, at least once a year,
the actual financial condition of the munici
pality or district, as well for the benefit of
the tax-payer as for the creditor or cred
itors. On the 13th day of April, 1ST5, the
Governor approved an act which is supple
mentary to the act of 20th April, 1874, de
claring that the statement to be published
in at least two newspapers must be at the
end of the fiscal year and not in the month
of January as required by said act of 20th
The new constitution requires the
borough and township officers to the elected
annually in February, to be sworn into of
fice on the firtt Monday in April, conse
quently the fiscal year ends at that time
and all the annual statements have to be
made and published as soou as possible
thereafter, except school accounts which
must be published in June. Let as there
fore s'Uin up the whole question.
First: the aditors are required in each
borough and township to settle the annual
accounts thereof, and publish the same not
only in newspapers, but also by written or
printed statements put up in the most pub
lic places in the respective boroughs and
townships, as soon alter the close of the
fiscal year, which is on the first Monday in
April, as possible.
Second : If the borough or township is
in debt, lias a funded or floating debt, this
must be included in the statement together
with the valuation of property, &c., aud
published in at least two papers, and em
braced in the written or printed statement
We have been at a good deal of trouble
in making the necessary examination in this
case and we present the result to our read
ers. It is necessary that the auditors of
the respective boroughs and townships
should go to work at once and settle the
accounts as they are in duty bound to do,
and have them published as the law directs.
When the borough or township has no in
ncbtedncss neglect to publish incurs a fine
of twenty dollars, but if the borough or
township is in debt, the neglect incurs a
fine of one thousand dollars. We advise
those who read this article to cut it out of
the paper and preserve it so that it may at
any time be had for reference.
COUNTY, PA., JUNE 1,
. w im mwKm.
The Common Hammer.
Tl'.c hammer seems a simple instrument
enough, but Mr. J. Ilichards, in a look on
mechanical topics, lately published in Eng
land, finds in it much that is curious and
interesting, as the following extract will
"Few people in witnessing the use of a
hammer, or in using one themselves, ever
think of it as an Engine giving out tone of
force, concentrating and applying power by
fuuetions which, if performed by other
mechanism, would iuvolve trains of gear
ing, levers or screws ; aud that such me
chanism, if employed instead of hammers,
must lack that important function of apply
ing force in any direction that the will may
"A simple hand-hammer is, in the ab
stract, one of the most intricate of mechani
cal agents ; that is, its action is more diffi
cult to analyze than that of many complex
machiues involving traiua of mechanism;
but our familiarity with hammers makes
us overlook this fact, and the hammer has
even been denied a place among those
mechanical contrivances to which lias been
applied the mistaken name of mechanical
"Let the reader compare a hammer with
a wheel and axle, inclined plane, screw or
lever, as an agent for concentrating and ap
plying power, noting the principles of its
action first, and then considering its univcr
sal use, and he will conclude that if there is
a mechauical device that comprehends dis
tinct principles, that device is the commeu
hammer ; it seems, indeed, to be one of
those things provided to meet a humane
necessity, aud without which mechauical
industry could not be carried on. In the
manipulation of nearly every kind of ma
terial, the hammer is continually necessary
in order to exert a force beyond what the
hands command, unaided by mechanism to
multiply their force. A carpenter in driv
ing a spike requires a force of from one to
two tons ; a blacksmith requires a force of
from five pounds to five tons to meet the
requirements of his work ; a stone-mason
applies a force of from one hundred to one
thousand pounds in driving the edge of his
tools ; chipping, calking, in fact nearly all
mechanical operations, consist more or less
in blows, aud blows are but the application
of an accumulated force, expended through
out a limited distance.
"Considered as a mechanical agent, the
hammer concentrates the power of the
arms, and applies it in a manner that meets
the requirements of the work. It great
force is needed, a long swing and slow
blows accomplished tons ; if but little force
is required, a short swing and rapid blows
will serve ; the degree of force being not
only continuaally at control, but the direc
tion at which it is applied also. Other
mechanism, if used instead of hammers to
perform the same duty, would from its na
ture require to be a complicated machine,
and act but ia one direction or in ouc
YOUNG CIKLS CHAINED IX A CELLKll WITH
TIGS AN'1 BEATEN ALMOST TO DEATH.
The following heart-rending particulars
of the treatment received by two helpless
children at the hands of a woman, the wife
of a painter, in whose care the children had
been placed, is presented by the Lancaster
Intelligencer, which gives the name of the
accused, in that city. Persons who were
eye and ear witnesses, and who lived upon
the spot, received the information from the
lips of one the children :
"The children were confined for more
than a year, for the most part in a cellar,
where hogs were kept, aud employed there
in doing work for their master ; their only
food was a piece of bread a day, without
even water to drink, they supplying that
want from the hogs' trough. They had
not lain in a bed during the whole time.
Their mistress, who practiced nursing, used
frequently, without any case, to tie them
up by the bauds, stretched out, to- a staple
fixed in the ceiling, after stripping them
stark naked and whip them till her strength
was exhausted, and they were covered with
wounds ; after w hich she fastened their
bodices upon them, which,, cleaving to
their lacerated flesh, cat into their bodies
till the human tigress renewed her cruel
ties, which, we may naturally suppose, were
every time more intolerable than the pre
ceding. The eldest, who is seventeen years
of age, she scourged no less than six times
the Friday before the discovery, whereby,
aud by her former usage, she was one con
tinued sore, covered with gashes from head
to feet ; her flesh seemed putrified and she
appeared rather as if cut with knives than
whips ; her head was swelled to an enor
mous size, her eyes imperceptible, and her
speech gone. An iron collar that was put
about her neck, had torn that and her
shoulders in a terrible manner. The young
est, who is thirteen years old, is likewise a
miserable spectacle. She declared to an
acquaintance of the writer of this that eome
thues after they had been whipped, the
blood which streamed .from their wounds
formed puddles underneath them where
theysat in the cellar. The man is said
not to have whipped them, but was ouly
accessory as knowing and permitting it.
When the mistress went away she caused
them to be chained up in that filthy place,
till her return, which they dreaded more
than death, which would have put a period
to their sufferings. The eldest son is said
to have assisted the mother in whipping
A useful thing in the long ruu Breath.
a m o wnj wu m w. ujitii i .turn
Gcd's First Temples.
Bayard Taylor, in his interesting work
entitled "Home and Abroad," in a graphic
account of the mammoth trees of California,
thus describes the felling of one the largest
specimens of the Sierra Nevada : "After
a steady labor of six weeks the thing was
done, but the tree stood unmoved ; so
straight and symmetrical was its growth,
so immense was its weight, and so broad
its base, that it seemed unconscious of its
own annihilation, losing its outer branches
derisively against the mountain winds that
strove to overthrow it. A neighboring
pine of giant size was then selected, and
felled in such a way as to fall with full
force against it. The top shook a little,
but the shaft stood as before ; finally the
spoilers succeeded in driving their wedge
into the cut. Gradually, aud with great
labor, one side of the tree was lifted ; the
line of equilibrium was driven nearer and
nearer to the edge of the base ; the mighty
mass poised for a moment, aud then, with
a great rushing sigh in all its boughs,
thundrcd down. The forest was Ground
to dust beneath it, and for a mile around
the earth shook with the concussion. The
work was performed by two sets of hands
with the aid of long pump augers. The
tree was a mass of solid wood ninety feet
in circumference, containing some two
hundred and fifty thousand feet of timber ;
aud according to the annual rings, its age
was three thousand one hundred years.
The stump is now used for a ball-room ; and
the trunk for a bowling alley. Dr. Bigclow
said of this specimen : "It required thirty
one of my paces, of three feet each, to
measure its cirumference at the stump ; and
the mere felling of it cost, at California juices
for wages, the sum of five-hundred and
fitly dollars. An idea of the sublime pro
portions of these wonderful fathers of the
forest ean be formed after seeing a man
on horse-back riding a distance of seventy
five feet through a hollow trunk, and
emerging from a knot hole in the side."
How Idaho got its Name.
The late Dr. George E. Willing was the
first delegate to Congress from the young
mining community. At the time when
the subject of the organization of the new
territory was under debate, he was, as a
matter of course, on the floor of the House
of Representatives. Yarious names had
been proposed without any seeming ap
proach to agreement, and the doctor, whose
familiarity with the Indian dialects was
pretty well known, was appealed to by some
of his legislative friends for a suggestion.
One of them said : "Something round aud
smooth now." Now it happened that -the
little daughter of one of these gentlemen
was on the floor that morning, and the doc
tor, who was fond of children, had just
been Killing her to him with, "Ida, ho,
come and see me."
Nothing could be better, and the vet
eran explorer propmptly responded with
the name "Idaho."
"But what does it mean ?"
"Gem of the mountains," replied the
quick-witted doctor, with a glance at the
fresh face behind him, and the interpre
tation, like the name, "stuck" to this day.
Dr. Willing told about it at the time, or
soon afterward, with a most gleeful ap
preciation of the humor of the thing, and
I have often since heard him rehearse the
The Planter and the Judge.
An Iowa Judge was in Little Rrck, Ark.,
a couple of weeks ago, in attendance at the
U. S. Court. One morning he saw a farmer
with a slouch hat and a genuine butternut
suit, trying to sell a cow in the market
there. It was a large, long-horned animal,
and the planter was informing" a man tlrat
the cow would give four quarts of milk a
day, if fed well.
Up stepped the Judge. "What do you
ask for the cow ?" "About thirty dollars.
She'll give five quarts of milk if you'll feed
her well," replied the planter, and he pro
ceeded to describe her good qualities. Said
the Judge : "I have cows on my farm,
not much more than half as big as your
cow, which give twenty to tirenty-fire
quarts of milk a day 1"
The planter eyed the Judge sharply for
a moment, as if trying to remember whether
he had ever seen him before of not, and
then asked : "Stranger, where do you
live?" "My home is in Iowa." "Yes,
stranger, I don't dispute it. Stranger, there
was heaps of solgers from Iowa down here
during the war, and stranger, they were the
d est liars in the whole army. Stranger,
may be you mought he au officer in some
of them regiments ?"
The Judge slid for the Court House.
Au Allentowu couple got married on
credit a few days ago. They called on a
clergyman aud had the matrimonial knot
tied. When this was done the happy hus
band informed the expectant priest that he
had no money to give him for his invalu
able services, and that he (the minister)
would have to trust him uutil the condi
tion of his exchequer was improved. The
clergyman, who doubtless realizes the truth
of the assertion that thanks will not keep
the pot boiling, finding that he had been
victimised, made a virtue of necessity and
blandly informed the newly made husband
that he would not trust him.
The. fast mail train ran from Sycraeusc
to Albany, 1475 miles, in 181 minutes, the
fittest time on record for a long run. One
day last week the time made between New
York city apd Albany, 142 miles, was
three hours and twenty minutes.
A correspondent tells a strange story
about the Lapland infants, and how they
are kept still at meeting. The Lapp
mammas don't stay at home with their
babies on Sunday. The Lapps are a very
religious people. They go immense dis
tances to hear their pastors. Every
missionary is sure of a large atrdfence, and
an attentive one. lie can hear a pin drop,
that is, should he choose to drop one him
self. I lis congregation wouldn't make so
much noise as that upon" any consideration.
All the babies are outside, buried in the
snow. As soon as the family arrives at
the little wooden church, and the reindeer
is "secured, the papa Iapp shovels a snug
little bed in the snow, mamma Lapp wraps
baby snugly in skins, and deposits it there
in. Then papa piles the snow around it,
and the dog is left to guard it, while the
parent go decorously into church. Often
twenty or thirty babies lie out there in the -snow
around the church, and I never have
heard of one that suffocated or froze. Smoke
dried little creatures, I suppose they are
A Terrible Evil.
If alcoholism is making headway among
men the use of "nervines," anodynes, and
narcotics of the various preparations of mor
phia, of ether, chloroform, hydrochloral
and bromine, is rapily extending among
women, to the certain detriment and prob
able ruin of their minds and bodies. Once
addicted to their use, women become a in
sanely avoid of them as the confirmed
drunkard of alochol. Much of the misery
thus caused L due to the too reckless ex
hibition of anodynes by physicians. The
first thing done when a patient is in pain
or is nervous is to administer some drug,
which, while it temdorarily soothes," at the
same time creates the possibility of future
trouble compared with which the present
suffering of the patient is nothing. A lit
tle more of grift in the doctors and patience
in the women would go far toward obli
terating as evil which now is a seriously
threatening and destroying one, JTeio
If any of our readers suffer from tooth
ache or neuralgic affections arising from
teeth in any state of decay, they may
experience relief, instantaneous and perma
nent, by saturating a small bit of clcau
cotton or wool with a strong solution of
ammonia, and applying it immediately to
the affected tooth. The pleasing contrast
instantaneously produced sometimes causes
a fit of laughter, although a momont before
extreme suffering and anguish prevailed.
We have used the remedy for over a year,
and have obtained suficicnt proof to
A Hebrew gentleman had a legacy left
him, but it was happercd with an unfor
tuuate condition, which he hastened to an
nounce to a sympathizing friend. The sum
was 10,000, but half the sum, according
te the testator's wishes, was to be placed in
Ins coffin and buried with him. as there
ever such a waste of good money? But
the sympathizer was equal to the occasion.
"Where is the money now ?" he asked, and
was told "in the br.nk.? "Ail right," he
said, "you write a check on the bank put
it in the old boyrs coffin, drawn to order."
That young maa ought to get on in the
A gentleman took two or three visitors
in his carriage to the Centennial grounds,
and after visiting the- buildings invited
them to dine. lie had but 610 in his
pocket-book, and was not aware that his
friends could eat above that amount, until
the waiter banded hhn a check for SI 0.
Fortunately the coachman carries his sav
ings iu his pocket-book, and on this occa
sion pieced his employer out, thereby pre
venting the painful necessity of pledging
Artificial clouds of smoke are often used
in France and Germany as a protection
against frost. One plan, which has been
very successful, consists in carefully mix
ing gas tar with sawdust and old straw, and
piling this mixture in large heaps in the
vinewards. When required for use, smaller
heaps are distributed about the vineyard,
and these will burn freely iu a few hours
and produce a very dense smoke, which de
creases the radiation and prevents frost.
Mr. Frank Buckland, writing on the
subject of sleeplessness, says : Everybody
knows the taste oi onions, lhis is due to
a peculiar essential oil contained iu this
most valuable and healthy root,. This oil
has, I am sure, highly soporific powers. In
my own case it never falls. If 1 am much
pressed with work, and feel that I shall
not sleep, I cat two or three small onoions,
and the effect is magical."
A wedding party were on the way to the
parson at Covington, Ky., one day last
week, when the prospective bride informed
the groom that she loved another. The
latter thereupon called a halt, the guests
were dismissed, ami the girl released from
her obligations. No pistols, no tears, but
any amount of beer.
One hundred and forty-three thousand
dollars worth of New York and Oswego
Midland Railroad first mortgage bonds,
were recently sold at auction in New York
for live cents ou the dollar.