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HUUHANll'S GtKMAN BIN UK,
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC,
I'REI'a HF.it Br im. r. m. javk.sox,
The greatest known rtmt.Ua for
Diseases of the Kidneys,
EBUPTIONS of the SKIN,
Mini all DUrMri nrUIng from DIm
rdervd Ilver 8(omnrh, or
ixrrnirv or-ntts lu.oon,
Rtad th fultowinfi ptmpfnm and if jfnu Unit that
frmr nrffton t affivfM hy imy nf thr'm.'ytm' may rrti
ntturtti that efu-ti.te han emmrnrnt it$ attark an tht
mntt important' Ttjam nf jnnr fay, and untrts
rhfkrd by th iiw nf pr.-rfttl rrmrttir, a minrubU
lf& toon UrmimUiifj in de.it ht wiU b. the retttU,
ConntipAtion, Flatulence, Inward Piles,
Fuluensof Blood iothe Head, Acidity
of the 8 to much, Nnueen. Heart
burn, DiRKunt for Food. Fulnoss
or Weight In the Stomach,
Bour KructHtionn. tiink
inic or Fluttering nt the Fit
of the Stomnch, Hwimmin of
the Head, Hurried or Difficult
Breathing, Fluttering nt the Heart,
Choking or Suffocating Semmtionn when
in nLyinpr Ponturef Dimness of Vision,
Dots or Webn before the Bight,
Dull Pain in the Head, Defi
ciency of PtuHpiration, Yel-
lownersof the bkinnnd
Eyes, Pain in the Bide,
Dark, Chest, Iiimbs, etc.. Bud
don Flushes of Heat, Burning in
the Flesh, Constant Imaginings of
fivil, and Ureal Dopreasion of Bpirits,
AU these indirnt diw of th? Lrr or liigtttivt
OryaitSi cwnbitml with impure blood
Coofliinb'o German Sitters
la eullrrl ' vrrtablr, -niA rnnfitlni no
lltiior It In a compoHK'd of Fluid Ki
IrMtlM. Tlir HootM, llr-vhH, and lint" kit
Croat tvlalrli flime riirnrt are made
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rxtrarts rr llirn forvardett in llils
ruuiiti )' lo lir tinrd exm m-mly for (lie
IUi nfac 1 11 rr of lltrsr Ullfrr. Tttrre
la no nlroliollc mibM aitrc of any kind
UNf In rnmiiniiiitllng tlic lil Item,
lirnvc If Im lit only liltlrr that, can
lt- imed In rmrit -u tierr alcoholic atlm
Hlant arr not advisable
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ita cnmhiHAtvm if all ttii1. itujredimt nf the Hitfrr,
tvtth it nit ,Sfii'f i'fMt Hum, trini;t etc. tti.nisni far
the r imr (ftV.i- fix tlitlrr, in raft tr.hrrr. mmw,
mr ahuhnU" tUmnlm it nrjuifd. yu wilt hitr in
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.-.r.j.i -if, white IU ttthiri ore. wrv it'coctions of rum,
t t rm'ftrm. ThrTSUUs 'Itriit'itly nn nf the mwt
iff mmt aprfnht ritmniirt evrr nflrrrtl to the
Vn'Utf. tin Unit it fjqiusitf. Jt it a pb-amrr tn t,ikt
if. whiff itt htfaffivint trhiUtrnting, ttnd mttticiti'il
it.thti'i have CAitst it tit ft Known an the greatest of
All lull Uf.
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flrnt iitiioH4fl Itr ivan nftltvlrtl vllh
I lU terrllilr illti-, Iihvc lirrncuird
l- I lie ii Nr of I Hvht rrmrillf m. Kltrrinc
rinarlatloH, drlilllly, mill rough are
lh imtal allnnliinta upon itnte
" f d-i-pla or dlitut of tlie
dl'Hif rin. Kvrn In cmra of
Kruiilnr t'ilHiimtloil, I lime remetllea
Mill lie I omul of file Krrnlent bruefll,
Ociigilienliiis ami lu vlgoraltng.
TVr ii no mrjicitt rqnal tn Ifnofcmfi Carman
li.lf'rt or Titir in rajs tf IMtility. ' Th9 imfKirt a
ftM." uni riyttr tn tk trhX i'fttfm, ttrrjtkm the an
jvWr. cm an enjoyment nf the iV, mnU (U
tfumi'h to ttvjnt it, purify th MomI. pit a ffta
tuuHh hfatthff xmptrsifH. eraticate th yellow tittg
f rum the fy-. ittihtrt a bhnm Ut the ehraA t, and change
utt patimt frnrn hortrbrathrdt emaciated iMirfc.
Weak and Delicate Children
are iimrte mroni; by llHiii); I he Hitter
nr 'I'oiilr. In luel, tliey are. Family
flefllvliten. Tlley can be ntlmlnlHlereil
Willi uerfrct anfrty In a rlilld llirce
Hiatal h olil. the iiiiul ilellcaie female,
or a man of Mlui ly.
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tion. hy l,r us tne fMt'Jl'J, UHil HO dtttdtt Will
Ladle, who wlili a flr nlclii and
cimmI iiiiiI lion, free from a yrllon
lll llMKe mill nil l her iIIkIIkui emelll,
alio u III these rrinelir orralli
illy. The I.lver In peilVrt onlrr, and
the hluixl pun, ullt rniilt lit iurk
""K eye null bloom lug cIlceK.
ioA?mr flrrmiitl Itwiift nr. riunlrrfritr1.
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mt tltt friHt th. mittiilr n-miip'tr t.f rlt l,,trt ami
the tulinr of tit tifUii' hlmuli in tMck'lMr,. Jill utheri
Thonaand of letter, have beru re
eel rd,lellfylat lot he virtue of the.e
. READ THE RE0OMMENDATI0S3.
KHO.M HON. (1K0. W. WOODtt Allll.
CliH-f Ju(io) uf Hie Siireine Ciinrt of Pcnnx) lvni:i.
I'lMHiicirnn, March IAiIi, 1K0T.
i Unit ulfmifiitmrs icr,::n blfUrt" m tint an iNcr.
l'ifin; hvru;i, hut t'j a Q'n. ' ttmir. Ulrl'tit ill ihl'ir
liirt nf tti dii-tlir m;ana, . nf grul IwutfU in
t-tiut of dtltiiilj uhiI irtiut i,f Hi-nnna action in tht
ly.t'iiL. i nurt irnlii,
OHo. If. WOODWARD.
KltflM HUN. .iami:h TIIDMCKON,
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I compiler IInonaiil' Oerinan HH
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ran certify ilil, rlum my e.perlence
fit. V.Hra, llli reoprti,
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Ziyhtli, Utvut CW St.
Price of the Bittera, 1.00 per bottle
Or, a half dozen ;or 95.03.
Frl. ii of tbe Tonio, (1.80 per bottle
Or, a half dozen for (7.60.
1'Hijr l put up In quart lmlls.
Hit nlln t that it 11 Ir. IfmalnniVi (lrp:ai Rrmrditt
thai an to unirti-Miillji'iil a' unit tn hiyhiit rtatmnmil.
tit ; imr( u not alluiv th. Ilrmjijitt to ittittice you to
l ikt y ti that hr way My it jutl as ninul, .
cmuf h mal-M a'hifijer firofit im it. Ttirt lttintili$
wu o. tilt by tzprtu lo any locality ujmii ajijiltcatum
AT TH ( GERMAN MEDICINE STORE,
Xo. tBl ARt'll HTREKT, lliiladilpliia.
CUAB. M. EVANS, Propriotor,
Formerly 0, M. JAOKSOH & CO.
1""' a.inedle. are for le br
rHKIllt., atoreVeener., aid Med',
tine Dealer, every here.
ySfr?' '" "'' "'I He artklt you lay, im
Vdtr l gel Hit ipuuttu. w-"jir
JOHN F. MOORE, Editor & rrojmctor.
&k (gilt gdcotiatc,
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER,
Devoted to the Interests of the People of Elk Co
is rint.ifiiEn kvkkt 8ati'ri)at,
BY JOHN F. MOORE,
Office in the Court House.
Terms One Dollnr nnd Fifty Cents per
annum, invariably in advuuv.. No devia
tion from these term,.
Bates of Advertising.
Transient Ailvertieemcments , pcrs q.irc of
10 lines or less, 3 times or less S'i 00
For each subscqunt insertion 1!5
Administrators' nnd Ex'rs notices... 2 CO
Auditors' notices 2 CO
Dissolutions, Cautions and Estrays... 2 00
Local nnd Obitunry notices per Hue.. 1C
Professional cards, 1 year 5 00
1 square $ 7 00 column $20 00
2 squares 12 00 column 85 00
3 squares J 15 00 1 column OG 00
The above rates will lie strictly adhered
to in all advertising from this date.
Singlo quire $2 G0:G quires qr..$l 75
3 quires 1? qr... 2 COJOvcr 0, "y qr.. 1 CO
I sheet, 25orless200jJ ohect, 2"ior lessCOO
sheet, 25 or less 3 00 1 Kheet, 24 or leis 9 00
Nov. 2S, 18G7. .10HN F MOO 1(12,
Editor and Proprietor.
lh (fpmty gircctoim.
rrcsiJcnt Judge 11. G. White.
Additional Lav Judge II. AV.
Associato Judge E. C. Schultze,
District Attorney J. K. P. Hall.
Sheriff James A. Malono.
Prothonotary, &c. (I. A. Rathbun.
Treasurer Claudius V. Gillis.
Co. Superintendent James Llakely.
ConimissioDers II. Warner, J. W.
Taylor, Louis Vollnir.
Auditors Clark Wilcox, Byron J.
Jones, Jacob McCauley.
County Surveyor Geo. Walmslcy.
TIME OF HOLDING COURT.
Second Monday in January,
Last Motiday in April.
First Mouday in August.
First Monday in November.
TOIIN WAPLE dosircs to make known
to the citizens of Centreville and tho
surrounding country that he has taken the
simp formerly occupied by 1(. J. Muloney,
on "McCnuley's Corner" in Centreville,
and that he hopes by paying strict atten
tion to his business and the wants of his
customers, to merit their patronage in hit
line. He will Heap on hand a huge and
well selobtcd assortment of
(tut and hect-fvan Ware,
of his own manufacture, whiclihe will war
rant to be of the best quality. His stock
consists of everything that is useful in the
tinware line about, a house.
I ask a fair trial, and if my work does
not give satisfaction, my customers will not
be obliged to take it.
seplO:tf. JOHN WAPLE.
JF YOU WANT TO BUY
CL.OTUI.YG for the Million i
Go to A. DURLACIIER, Agent,
CLOTHING ! CLOTHING
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
IIATS.CArS, BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS,
TRAVELING BAGS, Ao.
ST. MARY'S, ELK COUNTY, PENNA.
A CARD TO THE LADIES. Dr. Dupon
co's GOLDEN PERIODICAL PILLS
lor females. Infallible in correcting irreg.
ulariiies. Removing Obstructions of the
Mouihly Turn, from whatever cause, and
always successful as a preventive. Ono
Pill is a dose. Females peculiarly situated,
or those supposing themselves so, arc cau
tioned ajruinst usinj; thescjl ills while in
that condition, lest they invite miscarriage,
after which admonition the Proprietor as
sumes no responsibility, although their
mildness would prevent an mischief to
health; otherwise the Pills are rccommcn.
dedrfis a Most Invaluable Remedy for the
alleviation of those eutTcriug from any ir
regularities whatever, as well as pre vu ut an
increase of family when health will not
permit it ; quieting the nerves nnd bringing
buck the "cosy color of health" to the
clioek of the most delicate.
Full and explicit directions ncoompnny
eiicU box. Price $1 per box ; G boxes, $9.
Hold in l'idgway, Pa., bya 0. (1. Messcn.
ger, Druggist, sole agent for Ridgway. La.
dies, by seuding him $1 to the Ridgwny P
O. can have the Pills sent (confident ially
by umil to any part of the country, iree
postage. Sold also by Swayne & Reynolds,
St. Mary's, and by one liruggist iu every
village iu the Union.
S. D. HOWE,
uiy2-C8-ly, Bvlv Pi-i'prielor, N. Y.
FOIl THE RIGHT
MDOWAT, rENNA., OCT., 21, 18G8.
1 AA -rV rJ tVri'.
JOHN F. AiOuRE, Editor.
October 3 1st. 18G8,
FOR PRESIDENT IN 18G'J,
HON. HORATIO SEYMOUR,
OF NEW TOB.K.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
GEN. F. P. BLAIR,
II0 ARE RESPONSIBLE.
Very few, even among tho Radicals
themselves, are willing to attempt a ief
utation of the charge of corruption and
fraudj which tho Democracy have brought
against tho Radicals, in this campaign.
It is a fact well known, and one that
has been frequently confessed by Radi
cal leaders, that the Jacobin adiniois.
trutions of the past seven years have
been most infamously corrupt and vilo.
During the canvass of 18G0 the great
charge of the Radicals, who supportsd
Lincoln, was that the people could not
bear the extravagance and corruptions
of a Democratic administration any lou
gei ; that the expenses of the govern
ment had reached the enormous sum of
seventy-five millions of dollars per Rn
num, and it could not be borne.
With this cry of retrenchment and
reform the Radicals went into power,
from that time to this have had entire
control of the government, except the
Judiciary. Congress is the branch that
is solely resposible for the reckless
squandering of the people's money that
has been raging so fearfully for the past
few years. Congress makes all tho ap
propriations for this thing and that, and
also to fill in the deficiencies, which are
getting to be somewhat large in the va
rious departments. Congress deter
mines the amount necessary to be col
lected for its uses and abuses, and then
sends the tax eathcrer around and the
people have to pay it.
The Radicul Convention has nomina
ted General Grant, and which was made
up mainly by Rump Congressmen, pass,
resolution declaring for retrenchment
and reform nnd accusing tho Presidcut
of reckless extravagance. This will be
laughable to one who undestands how
tho Rump Radicals saddled tho enor
mous burdens of the Frcedman's bureau
upon the people, and how the President
endeavored to prevent it by his veto.
And how the Rump Congress burdened
the tax payer with a large standing ar -my
in the South, and made them pay
tho expenses of "reconstructing the
States, according o the accursed whims
of Radicalism. Besides this they have
forced numerous other loads upon the
shoulder of the taxpayers, which the
President has endeavored to prevent,
but in violation of the Constitution, of
all law, and of right, they deprived the
President of the power to iuterfare with
their extravagant and co rrupt course
He haf made many earnest efforts to
catch and punish the thieves who are
stealing tho people's money from the
public treasury, but each time a Radi
cal Congress, having the main force, hai
covered the retreat of the thief, and
prevented justice being done.
For all the corruptions, and extrava
gances, ond useless expenditures that
the Radical administration has made
tho Congress of Radical thieves is aloao
responsible, and they alone must answer
the charges that are being brought
against them by tho people.
They rode into power after elections
of 18G0, upon the cry of retrenchment
tho exponses of the government must
be reduced. During the fiscal year
ending June 30, 18G0, a year under
Dcmocratio administration the expenses
under the hoad of "civil list" were $G,
077,088 95, aud for a like poriod end
ing in 18G8, a year under Radical ad
ministration, the expenses under the
h II 11111)1 1 ,1'
AT AITj TIMES.
same ead were $ 15,585, 480 55, or
more than twice as much. Will some
candid Radical, some hardworking tax
payer who intends voting to renew this
party's lease of power, tell us why this
expense has been more than doubled ;
it is notbeause of the war, because tho
war has nothing to do with these ex
penditures. " " 1
In 1860 we find the total of ordinary
expenditures of the government to be
$00,010,112 5G this under Democrat
ic administration. In 18G7, under
Radical odministiation, we find them
amounting to $202,047,537 41 1 These
figures do not include the interest on
the public' debt, nor the amount of
principle paid thereon during the
Can any one tell us why tho enor
mous expenditures now, as compared
with those under Democratic rule ?
The year 18G0 was a year of peace, and
we are told that the year of 18G7 was a
year of peace, yet wo find the Radicals
spending in 18G7 almost four times more
than the Democrats did in 18G0 for
tho ordinary ex Dences of the govern
Is this tho economy of this pa:ty
which a few years since run into power
upon tho cry of reform ? When the
people placed them there did they ex
pect this kind of reform, and now they
are beginning to enquire what it means.
The people do not see any consider
rble anount of sincerity in the resolu
tion of the ChicaGo Radical Convention
declaring for retrenchment,' when the
politicians that passed it go directly
home and renominate for Congress the
same Radical plunderers who have so
long been robbing the people In Wis.
consin every Jacobin who oocupicd a
seat in the eo called fortieth Congress,
has bet'O re nominated for the forty first
showing'conclusively that the professions
of economy on t ho part of tho Jacobins,
are snares to catch those of the people
whe may not suspect their tricks.
There can be no reform until a diff
erent Congress is elected by the people.
The same men who have plundered and
robbed the peoplo for tho past seven
years will plunder and rob them for tht
next seventy or more, unless the people
are truo to themselves and return them
to that obscurity in which they belong.
B5i,At a moderate calculation, more
than two thousiud citizens were pre
vented from voting the Democratic
ticket on Tuesday last because their pa
pers were issued from the Supreme
Louit. liadical election officers assum
ed the right to go behind the seal of a
court and declare which naturalization
papers should be token as genuine, aud
which impounded as fraudulent and
worthless. This latter act i3 a theft.for
which some offending " loyal" parties
will yet and their way behind tbe nail
studded doors of the penitentiary. But
as the matter now stands it is important
that the people should know with what
crime soiled hands the Radicals are now
prepariug to usurp power after having
been repudiated by emphatic majori
ties at the ballot box. Had tho full
legal vote of the Dcniosratic paity been
put in tho boxes and ooun'ed on Tues.
day last, the result would have been far
differeut in the city, and perhaps in the
State. Whito freemen, shall a party
which robs you at the polls be permit
ted to Bhut the office doors in tho face
of tho men you have chosen ? Age.
Connect icut, A dispatch from
Hartford, dated tho 12th, says; The
election news improves as it becomes
more complete. There is no longer any
doubt that our success has been great
beyond our hopes or expectations. We
have gained everywhere and lost no
whore. The Associate J Press despatch
es have been partial and untruthful,
evidently got up to order in the interests
of tho Radicals- Our total gain thro'
out the Stato will not be less than 6,000
to 7,000, and in November we will in
cieaic it to 10,000 for Seymour A Blair.
VOLUME E1GIIT XUMBEIi 28,
THE V. VNCII OF RA GS.
Everybody liked Tom Hall and every
body was sorry for him. It was sad to
seo such a fine young man tho victim of
drunkeness, nnd Tom had fallen into
tho mocker's power. ,nnwsttingly, it
A new dram shop had been openod
close to tho foundry at which he work
ed, and he along with others was in the
habit of going in for a .glass of ale.
When the cold weather set in, ho took
something stronger, and he imagined
that it agreed with his spirits.
Time went on and the liking for
strong drink increased and grew stron
ger, untill at all hours he might be seen
staggering out of tho " Rainbow," dizzy
and stupified with tho poison of the in
Tom's was a very bad case, for ho be.
longed to a respectable family, and he
had been religiously trained ; and until
he had been drawn into a snare, he was
no affectionate son and brother ; and
friends counseled, and ministers preach
ed, and every means tried to rcslaim
him, but all efforts seemed lost. Tom
was bound hard and fast in the invisible
chains of the mocker. His family
mourned him as "lost, and many a silent
tetr his sister let fall on his tattered
garments, as she sat patching and darn
Tom was infatuated, all agreed ; but
for all that he was a favorite, from the
mansion to the meanest hut in Arlic ;
and Eome good people prayed for poor
"Ah, these rents will not darn again,"
sighed Jennie, as she turned over Tom's
In Tom's bettor days ho had pride,
and it was such a change when he
didn't care who saw him " out at the
But somehow Jennie could not find
it in her heart to abandon the brother
she still loved ; and so Tom's tattered
habiliments were taken up again and
made the most of.
" Kindness may win him back said
Jennie; and whon ho came home nt the
worse he was met with words of peace,
if in sorrow.
Just as the trees were beginning to
bud with the promise of spring, Tom
camo home looking thoughtful. IIo was
sober after a long run.
In the lust rays of the setting sun bis
sister was trying ' to cjver some darns.
Tom sat down beside her, aud silently
watched the patient fingers for some
" That's tiresomo work, Jennie," he
His Bister held up her seam before
" Who tbnt'a n Vinnob nP rnrre "lonrv'N
" J v""v - - -" " '"5") ""0"-
" Yes, Tom ; and a bunch of rags
would be the best sign that a publican
could hang across his door'said Jennie,
Tom made no reply ; he looked at
the rags in silence.
Next day Tom went back to his work
and continued So for two or three weeks.
He looked at the " Rainbow," but did
not go in. " Hallo ? " what's up with
Tom Hall ?'' wondered Sinclair, as he
filled up a glass with Tom's favorite
whiskey for another customer at the
Sinclair was not tho only ono that was
astonished at the change.
Every day Tom went to his work ;
every night he camo hojio sober, and
after a time he appcard at the church
on tho Sabbath. Then people began to
think that Tom was in earnest and
meant to reform. ,
" The angel's come at last," whis
pered Florence, and a bright drop fell
on Dick's golden hair.
"H id Tom Hall really become a to.
totuler," woalerel Sinchir v.hen a
whole month hnJ passed withot-r aisit
to the "Rainbow.? j',. ' I i
Well, it seemed so, fcr nothing stron
ger than water had passtd his lips in
the shape of drink sinco'thc night when
his sister had shown hun the bunch of
" I'll have a talk with Tom and leara
how he got off the scent, though," Sin.
An opportunity came sooner than llo
expected. . .
In the beginning of the summer a
tcrrifio thunder storm passed Arlie, and
among the general devastation tho
"Rainbow's" signboard uas shivered to
Tom happened to be passing' t!io
Raiubow the next morning, and stop
ped to take a glance up at the old mark.
"Fino work here," remarked Mr.
Sinclair who was standing in liis door;
"tho storm's done for us, and V
havo to get a new bignboard."
"Is it so bad as that ?" 'said Tom.
"Yes, tho "Rainbow" is in shivers,"
said Mr. Sinclair.
"Then you'll want a new sign board,"
said Tom. .
"Of courso ; isn't thr.t what I am
telling you ?"
"Is it to bo tho Rainbow, again ?"
asked Tom. .,
"I suppose so," nnsweaed Mr. Sin.-,
clair, unlesJ you can givcus a new idea,
Tom," continued be laughingly.
"I tkink I can'" said Todi, ' but I
must go home first."
"Don't forget, though," said Mr.
Sinclair, "you're a stranger now-a days,
by the by Tom."
"I won't be long, and with a brisk
step he walked down the street.
"Halloa, Tom, what's your hurry ?"
cried a friend, as Tom came up against
,'Oh, Sinclair's sign board was de
stroyed last night, and I'm going to pre
sent him with a new one," inswercd
Tom with a smile, whice was diamotrii
cally opposed to bis old principles.
"Oh, ho, that's it,'?. resumed his old
friend but -'perhaps it would be as well
for Arlio if tho "Raicbow" wus never
put up again." . . i
Tom was out of hearing. -
A bettor sign than the Rainbow Mr.
Sinclair did not expect to get ; he was
only joking with Tom Hall, and he rais
ed his eyebrows when Tom .nado his
appearance with a bundle under his arm
and requested him to look at tho now
"I didn't think you would catch me
up ; but step in, Tom and let's seo
Tom gravely untied the bundle and
held a bunch ot rags before the publi
can's astonished eyo.
'What do you mean Tom ?' asked
Mr. Sinclair, feeling confident that Tout
had lost his souses.
'Ask yourself, sir, if a 'Bunch of
Rags' is not tho best sign a publican
can bang across his door ?' said Tom
and his lip quivered.
Was it that bunch of rags th s mado
you a tetotaler, Tom ?' said Mr.Sinclair
more confused thad ho liked to own.
' It was through God's means,I think,
si-,' answered Tom, 'and perhaps poor
wretches, seeing there the end of drink,
may bless you for that sign board.'
Tom walked away to his work and
Mr. Sinclair went back to his counter
but all day the bunch of rags trout I
him. lie was u kind hearted mun and
believed himself a Christian, uo i did
not like the idea of being cocsLUred
tho cause of misery ond rags. To a man
of his disposition it was paiuful in tho
extreme ; he could . not help feeling
when poor shivering ragged wretches
camo in and laid down the price of a
glass. When he lifted their money he
felt as if he were stealing their means.
It tvas a busy day ond every ucw
comer was more deplorable and wretch
ed than '.he lust served, lie was thauk
iul when night came.
Tho last customer was a woman liter
ally hanging in tatters. A little infant
sat on her arm. It was crying with the
cold- it lifted tho ra that covered its
nuked limbs, and looked pituousiy at
'Go home and put clothes on your
poor child,' said Mr. Sinclair flinging
back the money that the poor woman
I havo nothing but rags,' said tho
' Tom is right,' said Mr. Sinclair, as
he locked his door, 'the end of drink ia
misery and rags, and tho man who has
a tuMo for that sort of thing may put
his name on tho new sign boa J.'
That fame summer Mr. Sim; u.i' went
iutithcte tru'lo, and ip which ho
mado it haudsome fortune. Tout llall .
is now a luiuous engineer.