The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, December 27, 1870, Image 1

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Quarter Col. " SO 08
Half " " W 00 '
Ono " . " , 100 00
rinsiness Cards, hot exceeding on iaak
In length, $10 per year, -Legal
notlcesat ostablllied rats.. -These
rates aro low, and no deviation ,
ivill be made, or diserimination among
patrons. Tho rates offered are such, s
will mitl? it to tlie ndrnntnireof niondnt. i
business in the limits of the eirculation of
tlie lnier to advertise liberally.
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Offlca In Krox' Buildlrg, Elm. Street
TEHMS, $2.00 A "YE All.
7So Subscriptions rwflved for a ahorter
period than three montliH.
Correspondence solicited from all part
nf the country. No notice will be taken of
fcnnony nious'com in un icat ions.
' M-irrinjros and Death notices inserted
i M Let us hayo Faith that Right makes Might ; and in that Faith let us to tho end, dare do our duty as we understand it."--LINCOLN,
VOL. III. NO. 38.
I. o. a-. T. :.
eot overy Wednesday evonlng, at 8
J. n INAKS, W. C. T.
M. CLAT11C, W. S.
jtlm. Ilrett, TfoSICSTA, FA.
Isaac Ash,
t A TTOUN'EY AT LAW, Oil rity. Pa.
. Will nratlra I . tllO Vni-lflll f?llirta lf
Forest t'ounty. All business cntmstod to
lit rnre will irocoivo iroinpt attention.
W. E. Lath,y,
Korcst Co., Pa., will practice in Clarion,
Venamrn and Warren Counties. Olllcoon
. r.lui Street, two door above Lawrence's
.grocery store. tf.
' " . W. W. Mason,
TTOirXKY AT?,AW. Offlne on Klin
A Street, afcotre Walnut, Tionesta, Pa.
C W.-Gllfillan,
.ATTOnNKY AT LAW, Franklin, Ve
j nnf Co., Pa. tf.
N. D, Smiley,
TJ OKNEY aT LAW, Petroleum Cen-
Pa. Will pnipticc iu llio several
Courts of l'orcst County.
Holmes House,
nMOKnSTA, PA?, opposite tlie TVnot.
" L V. U. Mabie, Proprietor. Good N:a
bllng.connecte(t with .the bouse. tf.
Jos. Y. Saul,
1"nACTirAI Ilarncw Maker and Sad
dler.Vnireo doors north of Holmes
llouke, flonosta, l'a. All work is war
) aitvl. ' tf.
Syracuse House,
rpini)VTfPA., J. A 1 Maori:, Propie
l tors. " Th bouse bus been thoroughly
refilled and IsuoW In the Hrst-dass order,
a. Ilm Iwr rr Hi'OnUimouillloils. viiv
.. i.. ...,..,.,,lii,r () II Territory at
his joSwt will be iboei .Ully r",81Svr,
Exchange Hotel,
t owp.n Tinmi'TE, r., ivs. iums-
Ij hkki. A iSoN Prop's. This house having
been relited is now tbe most desirable stop
rni. nines in Tidioute. A good llilllara
itoo.n attached.
National Hotel,
rRVINIVrON', PA. W. A. Halleubacl.',
Proprietor. This hotel is Nkw, and is
.)w open as a first class bouse, situate at
ne (unction of the Oil Creek Allegheny
stiver and Philadelphia A i'.rio llailroads,
pposite tho lppot. Parties having to lay
er trains will lind tills tbe most conven
cnt hotel in town, with llrst-class aeconi-
moilations and reasonable pbaruos. tf.
TilTt Sons 4 Co.'s
TVTI-W l-.XOIXKS. The underslcned have
i for sale and will receive orders for the
Messrs. TilU Soivs A Co.
:irs now sendinir to this market their Pi
ll, irse power Engine with H-Hoine Power
J'.-iler peculinrlv adapted to deep wells.
ui-KK-rs at Duncan A Cluiltimt's, dealers
in Well Fixtures, Hardware, Ac., Main St.
imit door to Clinso House, Pleasuntvillo,
.uid at Mansion House, Titusville.
If. K. I1KETT A HON. Agenta.
Joh,r K. Hallock,
TTORN EY AT LAW and Sollnltor of
Patent a. No. 5( Freneli streotiopiiosito
lted Housei Erie. l'a. Will practice in
i In-several State Courts and the United
Sh'iii Courts. (Special attention given to
.;;. -iti-j patents lor Inventors ; inl'rintio
uii'ii' ,, re-issue and extension of patents
nil v attended to. Kefirenees: Hon.
.i -imps ('iimpliell, Clarion: Hon. John S.
!.( iilmnnt. Franklin; H. L. A A. 11.
Jticbmoiid, Meadvillej W. E. Lathy. Ti-m-.tK.
2 7
Dr. J. L. Acoixb,
t I. a. I t'ltccn years' experience in a largo
mkI Mic-essfnf practice, will attend till
l'ri:i's-ioiial Calls. OI'" in nis Irng and rv Ntor-t iooatv'd iu Tidioute, near
' .U"""?P TIousO.
A full assortment of Medicines, Liquors
co. Cigars, Stationery, Glass, Paints,
ii Cutlery, and lino Groceries, all of tho
best 'nuiility, and will be sold at reasonable
ate-.. "
Jl. R. lil'RGF.SS, an experienced Drug
. -t 0,. in New York, has eliargo of the
All prescriptions put up accurately,
W. Mercllliott,
Attorney at low.
J'ionefta, Forest Co., l'a.
This Hank tjwiwu W a C.Vneral Banking,
t i !'. cling aud Exchange J Uismcss,
I ii .. Ml Priiu-iLiill Cities
Cities of tbe
ti.ii. .1 fc.iitt.Mj u i it I 1 '.ii mint honulitand sold
in, Ul ami Silver Coin and iiovcinment
-icitriiie bought ami sold. 7-M Bonds
, niivciU d on tiie misit iavorabie terms.
1 1, i crest allowed ou lime deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
D'l. .1. X. BOLARO, ft Tidioute, lias
rctimisd U bin practice otter an ali
( nee of four monlbs, s)eut in the Hoapl
taU of Sow York, whure " will attend
i mU in his profession. ,
Mlice iu Eureka lrng SU.ir9, ud door
a'.ove tlie bank, Tidioate, l'a. Ji'M
1 ('ANTED.-Land in JVnnsylvaiiia
Ht-h and good
Tt naeud
rsnlr tldri ri-itJa. M t
at tbe'Storo of
D. S. KNOX, & CO.,
Elm St., ionesta Pa.
We are In dally receipt o, Ihtl argtat and
ron tiik
which we are determined to sell regardless
of prieea.
House Furnikhing Goods, Iron, Kails,
Machine tools, Agricultural Implements,
Ac, Ac Ac, which we offer at greatly re
duced prices.
of all kinds,
ES, Ac, Ac., Ac,
In ENDLESS VARIETY. Call and see,
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work extent. It has so..iethinir In it of the
lsst for every one, for the old, tho niid-dlo-iijjed
and the young and must become
universally popular. Excepting tho Bible
this will lie tho book most loved and tho
most fren nontiv referred to in the family.
Every page lias passed under tho critical
eve ot tbe jreat poet.
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Tho only
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send at once lor circulars, Ac, to
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30-lt "1 "tinsoiu St., Philadelphia, Pa.
No. 2.12 Walnut StPhila.
Incorporated 1794. Charter Perpetual
Assets Jan; 1, 1800, e2,S48.32330
JJO 000,000 losses paid since its organiza
tion. WM. BUHLEH, Central Agent,
Harrisburg, l'a.
MILE3 W. TATE, Ageut In Tl-
onesta, Forest County, l'a.
8 0m
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And Dealer In
Repairing done in a workmanlike
maimer and warranted to give satis
faction. 4-ly
CAME to the premises of tlie subscriber,
in Green township, six miles southeast
of Tionesta, on Monday. Nov. 21st, a Dakk
Bhinulk Bull about two years old, with
a a it in tlie left ear. Tbe owner is requir
ed to come forward, prove property, pay
charges and take him away, or lie will be
disposed of according to law.
64-3t. Nebraska, Pa.
Bv Bkv. T. De Witt Talmaok,
The most Popular Preacher iu America.
Agents wanted everywhere, male or fe
male, to sell this great work, is better than
Mark Twain, and no trouble to soil. Big
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age circular, r.vaus, buxiiiari io.,ruu-
The following poem is by A.J. M umby.
not only natural mid eaav In Its flow, but
it Is a marvel in the way of versilicat ion.
Observe tbe ingenious 'manner in which
certain words of the llrst stanza are mado
to rhyme with tho corresponding words in
the second, and so on in tho third and
fourth, Ac. :
I sat with Doris, tbe Shepherd maiden ;
Her crook was laden with wreathed flow
ers I sat and wood her through sunlight
And shadows stealing for hours and hours.
And she, my Doris, whoso lap encloses
Wild Summer roses of faint perfume,
The while I sued her, kept hushed and
Till shades had darkened from gloss to.
She touched my shuolder with fiarful
She said. ,-We linger, we must not stay ;
My flock's In danger, my sheep will wan
der :
Bohold them yonder, how far they stray 1"
I answered boldly, "Nay, lot me hear you,
And still be near you, and still adore !
No wolf nor stranger will touch one year-ling-
Ahlstny, my darling, a moment more !"
She wbisporod, sighing, "Tliero will bo
Beyond to-morrow, if I lose to-day j
My fold unguarded, my flock unfolded
I shall be scolded and sent away 1"
Said I replying, " If they do miss yon,
They ought to kiss you wbon you get
home ;
And well rewardod by friend and neighbor,
Should bi the labor from which you come.
"They might romembor,' alio answered
"That lambs are weekly and sheep are
wild ;
But if they love me its none so fervent
I am a servant and not a child."
Then each hot ember glowed quick with
in me,
iind love did win me to swift reply;
"Ah 1 do not prove me, and nono shall
bind you,
Nor I fray, nor tind you, until I die 1"
She blushod and started, and stood wait
ing, As if debating in dreams divine ;
not I did bravo them I told ber nlainlv.
She doubted vainly, sbo must be nuiiu.
So we twin-hearted, from all tho valley
Did rouse and rally her nibbling ewes ;
And homeward drove them we two togeth
er, .
Through blooming heather and gleaming
That simple duty from grace did lend her,
My Doris tender, my Doris trite ;
That I her warder did always bless hor,
And often press her to tako her due.
And now in beauty sbo fills my dwelling
With lovo excelling, and underllod;
And love doth guard her, both last and
fervent. '
No more a servant, nor j et a child.
An Indian Village.
"One can liave no appreciative idea
of an Indiau village, unless he has
been permitted to come across the prai
rie through a hot summer's buu and
suddenly discovers one nestled under
the broad Bhade trees, beside a clear
rumii:; stream, in a green valley.
How pleasant the grass then looks;
how refreshing the bright waters, and
how cosy the tall lodges, with their
shaded verandahs of thickly interwov
en boughs.
All day long wc liad toiled over the
scorching plain, through clouds of
grasshoppers that often struck us iu
the face with sufficient force to make
the skin smart for several minutes.
Once we had seen a mirage of a beau
tiful lake, fringed with trees and sur
rounded by green pastures, which in
vited us to pursue its fleeting shadows,
but we well knew all about these de
ceptions by sad esperienccs.and pushed
steadily on over the buruiui; sauds.
The mirages often deceive the weary
traveler of the desert. Suddenly the
horeseman sees a river or lake, appar
ently, iust ahead of him, and he rides
on and on, hoping to come up to it.
For hours it lies before his eyes, and
then in a moment disappears, leaving
him miles and miles out of his way,, g.. . , 1(t of th0 jesert ganJs.
i.aiuiib armed tO,., n ,i..
' . C"Vi.ifuI river just before
"lle then at uight turn back to
, il-ll till UU Dllll ItlU IU
nlou their weary way to where they
Lad started from in tii raornmg. These
mirages often lead to death both man
and Tiorsc.
Tho mirage we had seen was most
delightful, representing a clear lake,
with fees, meadows aud villages nest
ling on it shores, but lUcarcely equal
led the reality of the scene when, lute
in the afternoon we ascen&td a rise in
the prairie, and saw below jis a wide
stream lined w ith green tre and un
its banks a large fudiau encampment.
The ponies pricked up their ears
and neighed with pleasure as they
smelt the water, and our own duligH
was unbounded. We halted for a mo
ment to admire the beautiful prospect.
Through the majestic trees, slanting
on the grass. -Faraway, winding like
a huge silver-serpent, ran the river,
while near by iu a shady grove, stood
the villiage the children fit play oil
tl green lawns, not made by bands.
Tlio wliitc sides of the teepees phono
in the sitting simlicht, and the smoke
curled lnzily upward from their dingy
JP.S lnglH ribbons ami red gross
looking like streamers on a ship, flut
tered irom tho lodge-poles, and gaudily-dressed
squaws and warrors walked
about, or sat on the green sod under
tho trees. There were maidens, as
beautiful as Hiawatha, or as graceful
as Minnr.haha.waiulcring hand in hand,
along the stream, or listening under
the shade of some wide-spreading tree
to words ot love, as soft and tender as
ever were poured into woman's eat.
Near tho village were hundreds of
horses aud ponies, with bright feathers
flaunting in their mnncs and tails as
they croppod the rich grass of the val
ley. A group of noisy children were play
ing at a game much resembling teu
pins; gome boys were shooting at mark
with arrows, and up the stream sever
al youths were returning home with
rod and line, and fine strings of speck
led trout.
Scores of men and women were swim
ming about in the river, now diving,
and then dousing each other, amid
screams of laughter from the bystand
ers on the shore, ilere and there a
young girl darted about like a fish.her
blacK hair streaming behind her in the
While we looked, the little children
suddenly censed from playing end ran
into tbe lodges ; mounted men sur
rounded the herd, and tho swimmers
and promenadcrs hastened toward the
villnge. We had been perceived by
tlie villagers, and the unexpected arri
val of strange horsemen at an Indian
encampmeut always creates great ex
citement. They may be friends, but
thoy are more ofteu eucmies, so the
villagers are always prepared for ft uur
prise. Some men were seen running to and
fro with guns aud bows, and iu a few
minutes, some mounted warrors left
the encampment and rode toward us,
going first to the top of the highest
mound to see if they could dircover
other horsemen in the rear, or to the
right or lelt ot us.
No sooner did thev ascertain there
were but three in the party, than they
rode bo'dly up and asked us our busi-
where we were from, upon wTncfi tlicy
cordially invited us to the village.
As we approached, men women and
children poured out of the encamp
ment to look at the strangers, and hav
ing satisfied their curiosity, the sports
aud amusements of the evening were
I asked permission to camp of no
one, for I needed none, ns this was
God's land, Hnd not owned by reven
ous and dinhonest speculator. So I
inarched right down to the center of
the village, and finding a vacant space,
pitched my lodge. It was not neces
sary to purchase u town-lot here, for
no one, save Him who owns all, held
real estate.
A few Santee women gathered about
my squuws and chatted with them,
unxous to learn the news from down
the river. Seeing that they were in
terfering with the unpacking of the
ponies and the erecting of the lodge, I
unceremoniously ordered them to be
gone, and they went quietly away. The
lodge was soon up ; the ponies unpack
ed and nut out to craze. Having sect)
things put in order for the night, I
sauntered out through the village to
learn the news.
I was agreeably surprised, when I
learned there was a white man in the
village, who had been sent out to the
Indians as a missionary. All the sav
ages spoke of him as a kind-hearted,
good man, who was a great Friend of
the Great Spirit, and of the Big Fath
er at Washington.
I mado hasto to pay my respects to
my white brother, and found hiai in
deed a good Christian gentlemau. He
lAil A u-bitn u'.tV find child mid lie and
tUuy were livinjr comfortably hiiJ
pleasantly with these wild children of
tho desert. 1 talked mora than an
hour with tho good man ; it was so de
lightful to see and speak with one of
my own blood and color. When I
left him, I promised I would return
the next day and dine with him, which
I did. It may sound strange to hear
one talk of "dining out" in an Indian
camp, but I can assure my civilized
readers the meal was none the less
wholesome or abundant on account of
the place in which it was Berved.
A hen I returned to my lodge, I
found it surrounded by a crowd of
dirty squaws aud children, who were
intent upon examining everything we
had. I ordered them on, aud could
not help laughing when I compared
the curiosity of these rude Indian wo
men with thai I had seen exhibited at
church, in the Btates, by white women.
Ihere they go to cliucli, not to hear
the Gospel, but to see w hat their neigh
bors bavc to wear, aud these Indian
women had come to my lodge w ith the
tame laudable object. I am not cer
tain that human nature is the
same everywhere, but I am quite cit
taiu woman nature is the satue all the
world over.
From Beldcn: Tho White Chief,
published by A. II. Hubbard, l'liilu
dclphia, IV, and sold only by sub-rcriptioB.
Useful Information.
Measure 209 feet each side, and you
will have a square acre, within an
An acre contains 4,840 square yards.
A square mile contains 640 acres.
144 square inches, 1 square foot. '
9 square feet, in square yard.
30 square yards, 1 square rod.
40 square rods, 1 square acre.
G40 square acres, 1 square mile.
A mile is 5,280 feet or 17U0 yards
in length.
A fathom is 6 feet.
A league is 3 miles.
A "Sabbath day's journey" is 1,155
yards (this is 18 yards less than two
thirds of a mile.)
A "day's journey" is 33 miles.
A cubit is 2 feet.
A great cubit is 11 feet.
A hand (horsa measure) is 4 inches.
A palm is 3 inchis.
A span is 10 7-8 iuches.
A pace is 3 feet.
A barrel of flour weighs 190 lbs.
A barrel of pork, 200 lbs.
A barrel of rice, 240 lbs.
A keg of powder, 25 lbs.
A firkin of butter, 100 lbs.
A tub of butter, 50 lbs.
A keg of butter, CO lb.
The following are sold by weight
per bushel.
Wheat, beans,, potatoes and clover
seed, 60 pounds to the bushel.
Corn, rye and flaxseed, 56 lbs.
Buckwheat, 52 lbs.
Barley, 48 lbs.
Oats, 32 lbs.
Brau, 20 lbs.
Timothy-seed, 45 lbs.
Coarse salt, 85 lbs.
A ton of coal is 2,240 pounds ; but
in Philadelphia the retailers give only
A ton of round timber is 40 feet ; of
squared timber, 54 cubic feet.
A commercial bale of cotton is 400
A pack of wood is 240 jiounds.
A Bcction of Government land is
640 acres (1 mile.)
A box 16 by 16 j inches, and 3 inch
es deep, contains 1 bushel.
Wheu gold is quoted at $1,10, a pa
per dollars is worth 91 cents nearly.
When gold is quoted at 1.15, a pa
per dollar is worth 87 cents.
Wheu gold is quoted at $1.20, a pa
per dollar is worth 83 cents.
When gold is quoted at $1.25, a pa
per dollar is worth 80 cents.
When gold is quoted at $1.30, a pa
per dollar is worth 77 cents nearly.
When gold is quoted at $1.35, a pa
per dollar is worth 74 cents.
When gold is quotea at a pa
per dollar is worth 71 cents.
1 .... ... 1 . - 1 I A .If.
When gold is quoted at -.'-'( r
per dollar is worth 69 cents.
When gold is quoted at $1.50, a pa
per dollar ir worth 621 cents.
Why Some Young Men Fail.
That so many young men fail to so
care lucrative positions or having ob
tained them, lull to retain them, is
their own fault, nine times out of ten.
Thev imagine that it is their mistor-
tune that they do not possess a -ousi-ness
turn," or do not have an aptitude
K.r .lie duties ofi'eillllu pooitiona or
that their employers carelessly distrut t
them. But if they had the courage to
go to the bottom of the matter, they
would discover that they themselves
are to blame. As a general rule, this
class of shiftless youths, who find it so
hard to retain positions, are not so
anxious to draw employment as to
draw a salary ; they do not like to
work and they will not take a lively
iutercst in their duties If they are
fortunate, throuirh their own efforts, or
through the assistance of friends, to
secure a satisfactory place, they try
only to do just enough not to I owe it.
Tiiey do not seek to muke themselves
indispcnsible in it, withthcircye stead-
ily fixed oil a still higher position to
which th"y will certainly be promoted
iu due timo. They du their wort Ian
guidly aud throw it off their minds the
moment business hours are over, to
think of it no more till the next day,
when the task begins again. There can
bo no success lu this conduct, l'ni-
ployers are sharp-eyed, and rarely fuil
to delect merit in thuse whom they em
ploy. If one of their assistants is useful
to them, they are not willing to do
without hiiu ; they are ready to pay
him what wages he is worth, aud tliey
are not anxious for him to reach that
point w hen they can confide a share
their own responsibilities and cares
his hands. The woret of micees to
young men lies in tlie homely virtues
of diligence, industry, vigilcnce and
honesty. V lib these attributes, even
not when reinforced by native talent
and education, no young man need
fail of constant and lucrative employ
ment. They are the open nemme to
his employer's confidcuce and friend
ship. They are valuable properties in
any business, and are as certain to
command a good salary as prime
wheat is to bring a good price. Those
young men who possess them succeed ;
those who do not possess them fail.
Elopement Extraordinary.
Another case of elopement enme to
an untimely end in Boston lately. The
intending delinquent is a young lady
of great beauty, well connected, is
heiress in her own right to a splendid
fortune, and is only eightcci. lie.'
admirer, a dashing young f llow o
the city is not favorably looked up'O
by her father, consequently their op
portunity for exchanging their sweet
vows of love were limited. Love,
however, laughs at locksmiths, and
rather than bear the thraldom longer
they resolved to defy the parental au
thority, and rivet the chains of lovo
with Hymen's lock without his consent.
Last evening everything was prepared,
the back was in readiness, the swain
eager, the hour had struck, and ex
pectations was on tip toe. Bui, alas,
for blighted hones, papa got wind of
the a Hair, and locked his daughter up,
and prevailed upon the housemaid to
take her place. Biddy was in no ways
loth, so wrapping her shawl about her
form and covering her face well up, for
Luna shone bright upon the scene,she
tripped nimbly into tho street. A
soft and whispered hush greeted young
Brown as he gently pressed tho fair
girl to his heart, and hurrying her to
Hie hack gavedirections to Cambridge.
On the way he indulged in those, little
billings and cooings which lovers de
light iu. Biddy, unused to such dem
onstrations, took them ail iu good
part, resolving to carry out the affair
to the end, a denotement which oc
curred sooner than cither expected.
''What an infernal smell of whisky
where the deuce does it come from,
l.w.o.julcr JI'.Atyd Brown, as the fumes
"Faith and sure I dunno."
"Eh, what? why, Emily, you seem
to have mastered tho Irish dialogue to
perfection ejaculated Brown, not a lit
tle astonished at tho peculiar accent.
But his suspicions were confirmed
when tho soft ends of Biddy's mous
tache tickled the aforesaid organ, und
tho mystery of tho whisky ot the same
time cleared up. Seeing he had been
sold, and without waitiux to step the
hack, he dashed open the dor and
springing out he was up St. Charles
?treet is less than no time. Biddy
ordered the hackman to drive to Boyls-
ton street, where old II xth'-'
name is suppressed for obvious rea
sons) bestowed upon her a five dollar
bill. Miss II feels bad, but has
not the slightest suspicion of tho part
Biddy played in the little drama.
Ballet-Dancing as a Profession.
Olive Logan, speaking of the ballet
girls, and their truducers, says that
dancing is an art, ? well as painting
or scuk'turc, and that actresses or bal
let-girls nro no more immoral than
other women, in proportion to their
number, and that she cau mention as
many actresses who are virtuous, as
any man can w ho are not. Principles
of decency and virtue are implanted
in their hearts when pure to the end.
In regard to their salary, she says that
in New York city they get from eight
to fifteen dollars a week, according to
their facility for dancing, which is the
only qualification requisite. Hie, in
common with all honorable people,
hones for the time when onun, in all
branches of all professions and tiades,
will be less liable to misrepresentation.
of their motives; aud when, it a girl
desires to bo n ballet-girl or a cigar
shop tender, it will be jierfectly under
stood that she does so to cum a
livelihood, and not from other mo
tives. Away up in Maine, whero it was
to bo supposed tho follies and crimes
: of fashion had not yet been introduced,
j it is charged that women even in tho
! smallest towns and villages have
' adopted the practice of arsenic eating.
This is a Europeuu custom which lias
' obtained a pretty strong hold in some
of our large cities, but which wo had
presumed was interdicted in tho rural
- districts where the cosmetics ot nature,
4V..uli nii nml oYpreisn flbollllil nil PveTV
hand. Its object, us most of our read
ers must know, is to give w hiteness and
clearness to the complexion, and for
imparling, in the language of the ad-
. v. i i .. .i I..,..:....
vertiser, "a beautiful and everlasting
rose-tint to the cheeks ot the lair.
The only argumeuts against its general
use are, that iu a short time it gives a
deadly pallor to the couiitenaure of its
victims aud an unuiiturul brilliancy
lo the eyes, that it is impossible to givo
of up the practice when ouce commenced,
to and that it will eat up tbe vital power
quicker than alcohol nropiutn.
John Allen, tho "wickedest man"
in New York, is outdone by the "wick
edest woman" in New York, who has
felt the sins of her way and changed
them. Annie Htisscll, keeper of the
most disorderly place in the miserable
Fourth ward, having repented, has
caused all the ftimituro of her Water
street bagnio to bo literally "broken
up" with axes, and it is now to bo used
as a place of worship. This conver
sation results from nttendance at the
"Home for Women," at John Allen's
old place, whero noon-day prayer
meetings have been held every day
since its establishment. A bit of in
struction is contained in her statement
that in 1866, she had left Waterstree4,
as she confidently believed never to re
turn, and had removed to a quiet lo
cality up-towu. Here for some months
she lived in quiet and was at first
treated kindly by her neighbors. Sho
furnished her house neatly anil all the
past appeared forgotten. But Tom
Norton, unwilling to loso tho rent of
the house on Water street, began sys
tematically the work of driving her
hack to her old place and occupation.
He talked with tho frequenters of tho
bar-room in the vicinity and others
until her former history was known by
all her new found friends. Sho did
not hear of his actions for some time,
but noticed that she was shunned, aud
she became so miserable that she
sought her old abode on Water street
to drown her agony. She says it was
a cruel alternative, but she felt com
pelled to chose it. All who have seen
and talked with her at this time aro
encouraged to believe iu the sincerity
of her conversation. Sho says she
has paid tho rent upon tho houso
which she lately occupied up to Janu
ary 1st, and that ns long as she can
rent the house it will bo used as a
chappel room. She prays very frc
quently to herself and all her wretched
sisters in Water street. It has been
ascertained that she has considerable
raonpy aud owns several houses up
town. She has placed the work oi
collecting the rent entirely in the
hands of the missionary of the Home,
and intends to devote the rest of lit r
lifo to saving of fallen women. The
best assurance of her sincerity is'tho
utter hatred which sho has for tho.
nnrjinr." ch'1 cotenYi"(MS,"vl..UK. JiJ
cast off a massive gold ring, saying
that "it was the wages of sin, and she
never wanted to see it again."
In a small city.not far distant from
the "Hub. resides a dentist n
Brown. lie received an order from
his beloved pastor for a set of false
teeth. The work was executed
promptly, and the pet shepherd of lii
pet tlock called in at ino appoinieu
time to receive them. Brown fixed
them in tho reverend customer's
mouth, when tho latter, stepping to
tho glass to see the tflect, said slowly
and distinctly :
"Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ 1"
Now Brown is more noted for his
quickness of temper and profanity
than for his piety ; and hearing his
customer speak in such a manner, his
ire was quickly aroused.
"Blast it!" he exclaimed, "if you
don't like tho teeth, ytm needn't take
them, but there is iiiiTW.!, ii i for
vour sweurinc about it.
"My dear sir, he said, I was u
swearing about the teeth ; but fur ten
years I have not been able to pro-
ii i c :...... ...
uouuco my ocioveu ctviw uuiu
distinctly ! I was only trying your
We heard a gentleman, who lias
been in position in our Lancaster
courts during the last forty-eight years,
relating an incident the other day with
in his own recollection, where two per
sons living iu this county, had a suit
about the payment of the value of two
bushels of liine, valued at the time 11
cents per bushel. Tho result was, that
after being in litigation fur four or live
years, going to tho Supremo Court,
etc., it was finally decided to divide the
costs between them, which amounted to
nearly $")(!() each, whilo tho original
sum equally divided, would have
atnoutcd to but i ivi ctnU each.
Moral Never havo recourse to tho
arbitrament of law of petty cases.and
never for any case if you can possiblo
avoid it. LuncueUr i'jrpress.
A good story is told of a man w ho
having, after a long utrugglo, worked
himself into good society bv means ot
tho aristocratic alliance of (fis daugh
ter, gave a grand din.icr party to his
newly-acquired circle, lie didn't in
vito his own litolher, for the reason
that "society is gelling so mixed ouo
must draw a lino somewhere."
Said Sidney tmith tofomo ladirs
when he was told that one of tho
giraffes ut tho Zoological Garden had
caught cold, fitucy "a giralfo with two
yards of sore throat."
One sixth of tho femulo pop
ulation of Englaud work out of
way lo neat a man
credit is to tako uoto
The Germans hope to hang up.
their Christmas tokins in I'm -a.