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PaMishcd by Theodore Schoch.
t. , .i.H:-.rs a vonr In a.lvanoo and if not
, iIi- ii i f t'.io year, two ihilhirs ami fifty
' .l:,'riMtnuo.l until nil arrearages are
V ' '' ,,!i,1!i of Die IMitor.
,Liiietif "f "'' "l';ir of (eisrlit !inp-o or
' i " i jn.-rt ins l . K;icli uiMitional in-;-
'"'V',' .'.'i'iV I.oiiiri r ones in proportion.
OF AT.T- Kiyi'S,
, i hi V-t s'vI, of tli Art, and on the
E'.",! '" m..t rea-fmalilo terms.
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D'u. s. ?inxs:i:,
I'lsysitiau and Surgeon,
.. rir,..Hv .vcitri.'.l 1'V Pr. Si. IVsidenee with
;; ',!.!!;; ;, . ,!.,- dol.iw tin? aVtr.rx.niau otlico.
!s "i ! 7 to ;t, 12 to ;$ ailvl 0 to .
; Sargooii SJentisl.
v. T v ,-r's row lMiiliini, nearly ojiposite
" , r-'v.i,k. tias :i.l!:iiii;teieii for exta: ting
"'"' ;;' .Tjii. fVTo-t f.
firsbim, Surgeon and Accoucheur,
,v' !'r. opposite St roud-dmrg
i---',Uio. vi;h Win. Wallace.
. .... .: !,:. :ni: ;! atlcniK.l to, iay or ii?lit.
May 1:3, '7"-tf.
r;its;nN, sniGEnx and aitolciieur.
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,. , . y-, . j:.-;.leue mi ."".ir.tli t rv-t,
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Altosaej- at Law,
hif . .or a't'ive llie ".Str:uWjurg IIou.-c,'
WILLIAM S. REES,
Surveyor, Conveyancer and
Eeal Escate Agent.
F:rnis, Timber Lands and Town Lots
Vl-o ni.'Tily oijo-itc American Hones
2". 1 - 1 'io'.r '"-i'l.v tiie Corner Store.
M irch 2 , l-?7::-tf.
D R. J.LANTZ,
IGEO" & r-IECHANICAL DENTIST.
' M.::n tr-'t, in t!e -oii.l stry
" -i . i:-:nlr opposite tip
- II :ifi; !i- - ! . 1 1 1 1 -; f that hy ci.h-
- ,: p.--tI ' an 1 t!:- li.o.t urnt ami
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i- ''. :: .! ! j j i-r:'onii ail ojm ratio,:
i u..:'t i.u :n at i- c.m-t ul u-l .skiiiful utaii-
' : .i-- ii to ,i;v'n- tlx- N-.tural T-'th -.
'l- ! .1 Ti-'-th on Ilul.lxr,
oi : . a u i i i.. us, aii'l J ..l fvl tils in all
; ;. 1;., ,w ;),.. rr..;)t filly aiiij .pitlerof !!
': i :r v. (; i; j., th,- in. -x j a i i-in-.-u. or to tlmsi' li-
-. April i :, 1-74. If.
KY Til K
.mEY COTTAGE ORGANS!
IL e;... p r.",-ior n!il beautifully firu.-lted in-;-::!i.ti;s
s,( f.,r tci;j,j;t,i tlieir oomjielitor in
T i"irity, swei.tf.cs and lelicaey of tone,
a to cany of;" tho fir-t an only premium giv-
to tx!i:!,ii.,r.- f r(.Vi rj;ans at tlie Monroe
-nr.-iy lair, l.eM September 2". 1S74.
bt:y only tlic. J.'or ,,rjce I i t ailrr
l.i'i ' ........ .
J. V. SIGAR'S,
PAPER HAfVGIi R,
GLAZIER AND PAINTER,
Noarly opposite Kautz's Blacksmith Shop,
uth'ier.signed would respocifulljr in
tin citizens of Stroudsburg- and vicinity
''j, 0 's now liHy prepired lo do all kinds
j" a!f r Iliiiiginv, Glazing and Painting,
l:iii.'Jy aiid at fhort notice, and that he
i kef-p coiialatitly on hand a line stock of
low" "S'"?--1 ot" all descriptions and at
,'JVV pricf-s. The palronae of the public
wniestly st.licicd. May 16, 1672.
Dwelling House for Sale.
V' r,V two story Dwellin? Ifoiiso, rontain-
yTv s,'v, n ioouisi ol)t. ,,t which is suitahle
l'"tiY iY ! " ;l I'-ooin, t-itiiiitu on Main fctri'ct,
! J i.Vv ' " 'he JloPM-h ..f Stroti;Ilnr. The
i.'-f i- to-ailv new, cu t t very ari
a?"'- '.-'"' 'i in i:ood ndition. J'ur term Ac,
1. e. !, IST'i-tf.
i'jd'arty t: Sons are the only Under-
1 . wimu.ijunr who unilerslanas itieir
l ' " fS fnot. attend a Funeral managed
'yo' hr Undertaker hi town, and you
'j tl.t. immrofthe iact.
"";,! tills otfu-o,
uiwiwi. nui ii bj jj mn
TO WHOM it MAY CONCERN !
Has resumed the TOOT and PIIOl- nialjin- Imshiess
V,' ;, .'ft viY7.""s "raneh.'s, in the l.asi.nicnt of.T.
Miller s hutldin, e door Kast of .lelU'rsonian Oliiee
All who desire anything in his line, done up jn the
lushest style of the art, are cordiallv invited to drop
March ::d, :r,-t f.
All persons are hereby cautioned not to
trespass on any property of the undersigned,
situate in Stroud township, Monroe county Pa!
Any one violating this notice will be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law.
JACOP, II. IiUTTS.
btroudsburg, July -20, 1S75.
Wc the undersigned respectfully inform
the citizens of Stroud.sburg and vicinity,
that Ave have added to our large assort
HATS AKD CAPS,
A complete and carefully selected stock of
Ymvs & YoHlhs' Ready
of the latest and most fashionable styles
and best quality. Y'c luve also a com
plete line of
CEMTS' FUnniSHIMC COODS.
Please give us a call and examine our
stock and prices before you purchase else
where. AVe shall soon oiler a large assort
Umbrellas, Traveling Bags, &c.
You will find us one door west of Key
stone lrug I? tore, Main Street, Strouds
X. 1. Silk Hats ironed and repaired
at .short notice. ' live us a call.
"WALTON & WTXTE11MUTE.
Stroudsburg, April 20, 187G.
A tall-complex ioned YOUNO MAN, nged
." ft. 0 in., height I V) lbs. Had on, when last
?een two airs of .swa!ow-tai!td sealskin
trousers, fashionable mutton cutlet waiseoat,
with delirium trimmings; double-barrelled
froek coat, with horse collar and sausage
lining; patient knther-bottom top shoes, laeed
up at the sole, and buttoned inside.
lie is deaf and dumb of one eye and hard
of hearing with the other, with a slight squint
in his eye teeth ; stoops very up right with a
lf.ud imVodirnent in his look, chignon on up
per lip with whiskers bitten oil' short inside;
mouth like a torn ooeket ; hair of a deep scarlet
blue and parted from ear to yonder; Calves of
legs rising 4 years, to be sold cneap on ac
ooTint of Ihe dearness of milk ; very liberal
with other peoples' money, and well known to
a "ood templar, having been eleventeen years
a member of the I. O. G. T. (I Often (Jet
Any one who knows of his whereabouts will
please report at the
Empire Clothing Store,
where he will find the
LARGEST and 15KST ASSORTMENT
Men and Boy's Clothing,
Hats and Caps,
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Trunks, Valices, &c. &c.
kept in thu vicinity, and which we will sell
LOWEST PANIC PRICES!
If vou want to save money don't fail to ex-
. t l ... I.
amine our stock before pmenasing ei.-ewnere.
if .......i finni) (JOOhS at low irices.
there is no idaee in Monroe County to com-
pete with the J.JUriJU; tLOiaio oiuivi.
Our new stock is complete in every particu
lar. Please call and examine for yourselves.
at Kmi'Ikk Clothing Stoke.
Stroudsbnrg, March !S7t5. tf.
For salo at tin's Ollir-f,
3? h& h& vftj
The New Game Law.
The act to amend and consolidate the
several acts relating to game and game fish
passed on the last day of the session. As
the act materially differs from the laws on
the subject in operation an abstract is ap
pended. ' - .
lhc first section prohibits the killinrr of
elk or wild deer except from October 1st
to .January 1st. I he sale of elk, wild deer
or fresh veusion is only allowed within the
above period. The killing of any fawn
wiien in its spotted coat, the chasing ot elk
or wild deer with dotrs or the killing in the
waters of any dk or wild deer or fawn
which has been driven thereto by dogs are
prohibited. : Any person oflondnig against
my pt the provisions ol this section shall
be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars for
each elk, wild deer or fawn so killed, pur
sued or trapped or fresh elk, wild deer or
lawn skin had in his possession. Provided
any person having an elk or wild deer be
tween January-1st and October 1st can
show that the animal was killed within the
time prescribed by law or outside. the state
had not be liable to the penality. Con
stables or other town officials arc authorized
to kill dogs that habitually pursue elk, wild
deer or fawn, and the owner of such dog is
liable to ten dollars fine for every elk, wild
deer or fawn killed by such dog. A con
cluding proviso of the section says this act
shall be so construed as not to change or
alter any exceptions of any counties here-
loioie maue in any act oi assembly Tro-
lnbitiug running deer with dogs.
Section two imposes a penalty of five
dollars fur each gray, black or fox squir
rel killed or had in possesiou between
January 1st and July 1st.
Section three imposes a penalty of five
dollars for each rabbit killed or had in pos
session between December loth and Octo
ber 13. The hunting of rabbits with fer
rets in prohibited under a penalty of ten
dollars for each rabbit so killed.
Section four imposes a penalty of ten
dollars (or kiliincr any wild duck or goose
with a swivel or punt gun or with any gun
other than such guns as are raised at arm's
length r:ud lired from the shoulder.
Section live imposes a penalty often dol
lars for killing any wild turkey or wood or
summer duck between January 1st and
Section six imposes a penalty often dol
lars for killing any upland or grass plover
between January 1st and August loth.
Section seven imposes a peualty often
dollars for killing any woodcock between
January 1st and July 4th.
Section ei'iht imposes a penalty of ten
dollars for killing any quail or Virginia
patridge between December 13th and Oc
Section nine imposes a penalty often
dollars for killing any ruffed grouse, com
monly called pheasant, or pinnated grouse,
commonly called praric chicken, between
January 1st and Octorer 1st.
Section ten imposes a penalty of five dol
lars for killing any railbird or reedbird ex
cept in September, October and November.
Section eleven imposes a penalty of five
dollars for killing any night-hawk, whip
poorwill, sparrow, thrush, lark, finch, mar
ten, chimney swallow, barn swallow, wood
pecker, flicker, robin, oriole, red or cardinal
bird, cedar bird, tanager, catbird, bluebird
or any other insectivorous bird.
The twelfth section provides that such
birds may be killed for the purpose of
scientific investigation or having the same
stuH'od or set up as a specimen.
Section thirteen imposes a penalty often
dollars for robbing or destroying eggs or
nests of an wild birds except those of pre
dator' birds as are destructive ol game and
insectivorous birds. Eggs are allowed to
be taken for scientific purposes.
Section fourteen imposes a penalty of
twenty dollars lor killing, catching or dis
charging any liremarns at any wild purcon
while on its nesting ground or in any man
ner disturbing each nesting ground or the
birds thereon or discharging any firearms
within one-fourth of a mile of the place or
shooting at, maining or killing any wild
pigeon within its roostings.
Section fifteen imposes a penalty of ten
dollars for killing or taking any wild turkey,
ruflled grouse, quail, woodcock, rail or reed
bird or rabbit by means of any blind, trap,
snare, net or any other other device. A
proviso permits individuals or associations,
for the protection, preservation and propa
gation of game, to gather alive, by nets or
traps, with the will and consent of the
owner' ol the land, quail, or V lrgiuia par
tridues, from December 'JO to February 1,
for the sole purpose of preserving them
alive over the winter.
Section sixteen imposes a penalty of
twenty-five dollars lor hunting or fishing
C I 1
Section seventeenth imposes a penalty of
twenty-live dollars lor catching or killing
speckled trout with any device but rod,
hook and line, except for propagation or
scientific investigation, or for placing any
set lines in waters inhabited by the nsh.
Section eighteen imposes a penalty often
dollars for killing any salmon or speckled
trout save only during April, May, June,
July and the first fifteen days of August.
The catching of trout by any person with
nets in waters owned by himself, to stock
other waters is allowed.
Section nineteen provides that no person
shall kill or expose for sale any lake trout
m the months ot December, January an
February, under a penalty of ten dollars
for each offence.
Section twenty imposes a penalty of
8100 lor trespassing on any lands tor the
purpose- of taking lLh from any private
COUNTY, PA., JUNE 29,
'..i iiiiiiiw m imrLf y
pond, stream or spring after public notice
nan nave been given, lhc section only
ipplies to ponds, etc., as shall be and are
improved by the owners or lessees for pro
pagation offish organic fish.
Section twenty-one imposes a penalty of
twenty-five dollars for placing set nets, fish
baskets, pond nets, gill nets, eel weirs, kid
dles, brush and facinc nets or any other
crmanently set means lor taking fish other
wise, in the nature of seines, in the waters
of the commonwealth, provided that noth
ing in the act shall prohibit the fishing with
gill nets in tidal waters.
Section twenty-two imposes a penalty of
ten dollars for catching or killing, at any
time save only with rod, hook and line, or
scroll, any black bass, pickerel, pike or
Susquehanna salmon or for catching any of
these hshes between March 1st, and July
1st, except alive tor stocking other waters.
proviso declares that the section should
not apply to the waters of Lake Erie, ex
cept in the ponds on the island or peninsula
rorunng the north and east shores ol the
harbor of Erie.
Section twenty-three imposes a penalty
of twenty-five dollars for catching or killing
fish in any ot the inland waters inhabited
by speckled trout or black bass, by means
of any net or device in the nature thereof
the meshes or open spaces in which shall
be less than three inches, provided that
nothing herein shall authorize the catching
of speckled trout by means of any device,
save only by rod, hook and line, except for
propagation and to stock other waters.
Seetiou twenty-four provides that it shall
not be lawful to catch any any speckled
trout, black bass or other lish by shutting
or drawing off any portion of the waters in
the state or by dragging or drawing small
nets or seines therein when the waters shall
be wholly or in part drawn off, except by
rder ot the state fishery commissioners.
The placing of any explosive substance,
with intent to catch any fish, is prohibited.
I he penalty for violating this section is
Section twenty-five authorizes the board
of fish commissioners, on the application in
writing of ten or more citizens of any coun
ty, to appoint one or more fish wardens or
water bailiffs, provided that persons so ap
pointed shall receive no compensation from
Section twenty-six provides that any
person who may sell or have in his posses
sion any pinnated grouse, rufiled grouse or
quail for fifteen days after the time limited
for killing the game shall not be liable to a
penalty provided he shall prove that such
birds were killed within the period allowed
by this act or were killed outside the limits
of this state at soine place where the law
did not forbid the killing.
Section twenty-seven provides that any
person summarily convicted before a justice
of the peace or alderman shall be sentenced
to pay the fines provided in this act, one-
ill to go to the informer and the other
half to go to the county in which the offense
was committed. The defendant can appeal
to the court of quarter sessions should he
be dissatisfied. On conviction, unless he
pay the penalty, he shall be committed to
jail for a period of not less than one day
for each dollar ol penalty imposed.
The succeeding three sections provide
that nothing iu this act shall be so con
strued as to prevent any person from catch
ing speckled trout or black bass with nets
in waters owned by himself for the purpose
of stocking other waters; to prevent any
person from taking fish from private ponds
or springs owned by him and used for cul
tivating fish : to prevent the catching of
bait fish by means of hand nets or cast nets
for angling or scientific purposes ; to' apply
to any stream forming the boundary liue
between this and any other state over which
this state has concurrent jurisdiction with
such state, so far as such streams form such
boundary line, nor to any lake partly within
the boundaries of this state.
Section thirty-one repeals all acts incon
sistent with this act.
Tit for Tat.
Among the annoyed and dripping pedes
trians who sought the aid of a street car
to heln shorten the wav home was a man
-v A- j
with gray locks and an old maid with beau-
catchers and lalse teeth. lhcy seemed to
hate each other at first sight, for he was
hardly seated beside her when he growled :
"If you women didn't wear bustles thcre'd
be twice as much a3 room in street cars."
"If men didn't sit cross-legged there'd
be twice as much room 1" she snapped iu
"If I was a woman I wouldn't be gad
ding around with the rain pouring down
in this way," he remarked.
"Yes vou would. If you were a woman
you'd want to go out and show those feet!"
lie drew his No. ll's under the seat,
flushed un a little, and growled :
"They arc not false, like some folks'
"No, and they don't turn up quite as
much as some people's nose 1" she answered.
He was silenced for a time, but presently
recovered himself and went on :
"Thirty years aero women got along with
out paint, powder, bustles, straps, buckles
and such nonsensical fixings."
"Thirty years ago," she promptly re
plied, "it was a rare thing to see a man
come out ot a saloon wiping ins mouth on
his thumb !"
Jle didn't say anything more, but he
wondered if she wasn't looking out of the
window when he signaled the car. Detroit
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Fourth by a caiiJ. bear hunt.
erir.ont vironoses io eeieoiaie toe
A VERY REMARKABLE CASE.
DESERTING A YOUNG WIFE AND (JOINING
Henry George, a young Albanian, in
moderate circumstance, married Ilattie
Clapham, the young and pretty daughter
of the Rev. Villiam Clapham, two years
ago. For nearly a year the couple lived
happily, one child being born to them, but
in April, 1S73, Mrs. (Jeorgc began to sec
that there was a coldness springing up on
the part of her husband. Remonstrance
with him brought only renewed and increas
ing coldness, until, finding such a condition
insupportable, Mrs. George demanded an
explanation. Mr. George informed her
that he had become a convert to the Shaker
belief in celibacy, and he felt that he was
shaming God and himself by living in the
married .state. Repeated argument ensued
between husband and wife alter this state
ment, but he held firmly to his opinions.
Finally he told her that they must have a
separation ; that he must go to the Shaker
community in Watcrvliet, a few miles above
this city, and enroll himself among the
faithful. To this Mrs. George for a long
time objected ; but at length, having con
sulted with her friends, she consented to a
scporatioti without absolute divorce. George
then went to Watervliot entered fully into
the practices of the Shakers, and Mrs.
George, with her child, returued to her
Matters continued quiet until last fall,
when George appeared at his wife's father's
house and berged forgiveness of las wife
for his desertion.
that he had
changed his views, was no longer a Shaker,
and that he had only been hired by them
to do certain work. She gladly forgave
him aud consented to live with him again
as his wife. After a few days he urged
her to return with him to the Shaker
ii i i iiiti i
village, wncrc, lie said, lie had leased a
house, and where she could remain while
he continued to work for the community.
Without hesitation she agreed to go. On
arrival she found that her husband was still
in full communion with the Shakers, that
no house had been leased, and that she w;
issigned to apartments iu the houses of the
sisters. George told her that he had never
ursasen the Shaker faith, that he was as
much of that belief as ever, and that he put up your iKlt atra-n tluifc trcCj (indicat
desired her to become a convert also. On wi,;,.i, nbnnf frt.v
ier refusal, he said that if she did not be-
come one she and her baby would have to
go to the poor house.
Mrs. George wrote to her father, re-
counting the circumstances and requested
as aid. lie replied promptly by visiting
AVatervliet and again taking his daughter
to his home. He also made a demand for
some luruiturc which .Mrs. Gcorse had
taken with her, but George refused to de-
iver this up, claiming that it was his
property as belonging to las wife. Mr.
Clapham in reply showed the deed of sep-
ration, agreeing that Mrs. George should
have the furniture, but this George said
had been vitiated by las subsequent co-
habitation with her. Mr. Clapham ap-
pealed to the Albany courts, and yesterday
a replevin writ was granted him upon
which to recover the furniture, and in the
hearing of which this story came out.
George did not appear at the trial, and the
suit went against him by default.
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iUrs. ucorge saiu that while tne onaicers
did not urge her to become a convert din
ing her residence among them, they said
they hoped her conscience would impel her
to that course.
During her stay they told her that her
husband, if guilty of what she charged him
with, should not be allowed to remain a
moment in the society, but subsequently
changed their minds and declared that they
would keep lam forever as a member of the
society, notwithstanding las violation, iu
las resumption of marital relations with her,
of one ot the cherished rules of the society,
at. 1 1 : - i
iurs. vieorge is a oung auu prepossess-
ing woman, ana uoes not appear to be
much heartbroken at the loss of such a
husband. A". Y. Stm.
There are a great many things lost that
are found again, and a great many others
that arc lost and never found. Ihcre are
reputations mt u .UI( uo iega. ueu ,
there are nopes lose, wnicn comes not bac-K
., 1 . ' i . , i . ,
again ; tnere are joys ana incnasiiips lost ;
there are thoughts and talents lost, which
ire never found every man has at some
time lost something, which he would give
the world, if it were his, to recover. It
may have been a single pearl from the
thread of friendship, or a more hope of his
soul, but it was preciously dear to him, and
life is sad and dark without it. The small
est things are oftentimes the dearest to the
heart of man, as for instance, a little wife,
a little heir, a little fortune, a little house
What wonder then, that wheu they are
lost, he would give everything for their re
Iherc is much virtue (?) in Lynch law.
At Liberty, in Montgomery county, Kan.,
two weeks ago, they hung a young man to
a tree till he acknowledged stealing a twenty-
dollar bill and then gave him one hundred
lashes for the theft. Next day the man
horn whom the twenty-dollar bill had been
stolen found it at the bottom of his trunk,
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where he himself nad placed it.
One thousand two hundred and seventy
three Indian lodges are reported to be on
tho Tongue river, under Sitting Bull and
others. The Indians say they met Custer's
troops and had a severe fi,ht, many being
killed on both sides.
Captain Barker's Kicking Gun.
Captain Rarker, of Danbury, owns A
gun. The gun is a smooth-bore musket,
of venerable pattern. The captain does
not like to loan this; musket, and yet he'
has not the strength of mind to refuse
As a sort of compromise he loads the gun
half full, after using it himself, and puts it
up for the next applicant. As may readily
be imagined by the reader, the weapon is
rarely borrowed twice by the same party
lhc other day a man named Richards
borrowed the gun to go on a hunting cxpcdi-
tion. 1 lie captain hesitated in his usual
way, but finally let him have it, cautioning
that it was loaded. hen Richards got
out of town and was approaching a bit of
water where he expected to find something
worth shootmir, he dropped the ramrod
into the gun to assure himself that it was
loaded. The ramrod went down but half
Richards gave it a sharp shove, but
it did not move farther. The charge half
filled the gun. Richards was startled, and
as he thought of what might have been the?
consequence had he fired that charge, he
turned pale, and instinctively felt the back
of his head. Then he recovered and smiled
to himself, and drew the load, and went on
his expedition. Getting ready to return
home in the afternoon, he loaded up the'
musket as it was when he received it. It
was about four o'clock when he entered tho
square on South street. Several men wercf
standing in front of Mr. Ferkinton's grocery
store. The captain was among them. When
Richards came up, Larker said :
"No luck ?"
"No ; I could n't hit anything."
"How'd ye like the musket?" inquired
the captain with nervous anxiety.
"Hell, it richer stairgered me at first ;
but I got more used to it as I went along,"
said Rickards, quietly. "It don't carry
well, I iruess ?" he added.
"There ain't as good a gun in this town,'
said the captain, with a flush in his face
"if you only know how to use it. Is it
'Yes," said Richards, in a suppressed
voice, passing the weapon with a tremble
to his hand that the captain might have
uoticcd had he had on his glasses
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i;f.iiards." said the Cantain. "You iust
distant in the meadow ), and I'll put a
bullet clean through it."
lt-s almost' a new hat." said Richards.
as if hesitating, although quivering iu every
nerve, but I'm so sure you cant hit it
with that gun, Captain, that I'll run the
lie put up the hat and came back and
took a position back of one of the posts to
the grocery portico. The Captain was so
busy putting on his glasses that he did not
notice this precaution.
"lortunatcly for me, observed the
prudent Richards to himself, as he looked,
from behind his shelter, "there ain't a man
ia the crowd I care a cent for, or I might
attract suspicion to myself by endeavoring
to Wrtrn th0m to get at a safe distance."
The captain secured the right bead, the
comnanv were lookinrr on with breathless
;nf,.rost nn.l th lm t,nl0,l tb (r;nr
There was a terrific explosion, a chorus
of terrified yells, and the confident captain
was iu the middle of the road, fiat an his
back, with the gun tightly gripped in an
outstretchad hand, while the crowd stood
motionless, with a ringing sound in their
heads which for the moment deprived them
0fthe power of thinking,
The captain was the first to recover.
He worked himself up on his hands and
knees, aud staring blankly around, his eyes
resting upon Richards, who was getting
over the fence with his lut on his head
and a demure expression upon his face.
"Gentlemen, he nuprcssingly observed,
drawing a. hand across his brow, "this all
seems like a horrid dream."
A New Pest.
A new enemy of the farmers has made
its appearance iu the shape of a small worm,
which infests the clover blossoms, eating
them off, and thus preventing the produc
tion ot seed. 3Ir. 1 aul Lalliet, of Ralhets-
tcrJ ,vhieh he iad thered in a field
- i . - ,-,i -vfti,
on his way hither, come ot the
were entirely filled with these worms, and,
the others more or less so. These worms
are a much greater pest and more danger
ous than the potato bug, from the fact that
they are so small as to be hardy discernible,
and complete their ravages betoro they can
bo discovered. It is said that in Rerks
county acres of clover fields have been
visited by these worms, that fears are en
tertained of a total failure of the clover
Poisoned by Lead Pencil.
The Baltimore American says: "The
head bookkeeper of a leading establishment
i this city was badly poisoned by putting
a lead pencil in his mouth. He was in the
counting-room at an early hour, and onbe-
ginning to work he used a new lead pencil.
While m the midst of his calculation, ho
inadvertantly nut his Pencil in his month.
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as is the habit of many, lie immediately
became uuwell, with a nauseous taste in his
mouth, and expectorated considerably in
order to get rid of it. The sick feeling
- continued, and he became so much worse
that he was compelled to be conveyed home,
A physician was summoned, and antidotes
administered and relief was obtained.
buoienbe for the JtrrusoxiAX.
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