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BOGUS RAW OYSTERS. Vben Seasoned Nald Not to bo Distin guished from the Reul Bloalve. The municipal authorities of Paris are engaged in the suppression of an altogether novel form of food adultera tion which is assuming phenomenal proportions. Real oysters are expen sive in Paris, and so, with the object of suiting slender purses, artificial oys ters on the half shell have been in dented, which are sold at 20 cents a dozen, and they are so cleverly made and look so nice and fresh that, once lemon juice or vinegar has been added, they cannot be distinguished from the real article, especially when white vine is taken in connection therewith. The only genuine thing about these oysters is the shell, the manufacturers buying second-hand shells at a small cost, and fastening the spurious oyster in place with a tasteless paste. The municipal laboratory has not yet pro claimed the ingredients of which these bogus oysters are composed, but has announced that they are of a harm ful character.—New York Tribune. Garrett P. Servlss. It is safe to say that no American lecturer now before the public has a Bore decided magnetism in manner and matter than Mr. Garrett P. Serviss. president of the department of astron omy in Brooklyn Institute. His warmth of enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge, glow of coloring in descrip tion, raise the auditor into the realm of poetic feeling. In his chosen field he conveys a vivid idea of the vast ex panse of interstellar space, of the grouping of the nebulae, colored and double stars, and the Milky Way. All GARRETT P. SERVISS. his lectures are replete with photo graphic reproductions of the heavenly bodies, made with the largest of mod ern instruments. "A Ride with a Comet" transports the awed listener through fields of astronomical splen dor. Mr. Serviss is equally fascinating when leading his audience over a tour of the planet on which we live. All the points of interest in Europe under the charms of his camera and the be witching allurements of his narrative style, come out with the clearness of a noonday landscape Boston's Clerical Romany. William Dean Howells and other em inent Bostonians are given as author ity for the statement that there is in the capital of Massachusetts a certain clergyman of widespread fame, who, unknown to the world at large, is a Romany. Every summer this reverend gentleman cannot resist joining some gypsy band and roaming from place to place as his kindred have done since within the memory of man. Little do the good man's congregation dream that, while they picture him as se dately journeying abroad, he is sitting beside gypsy camp fires and chattering the wild Romany tongue, to all intents and purposes a vagrant. But, as Mr. Howell's pointed out, none ever heard it said that this preacher preached any the worse for his wild, free life over road and prairie. Indeed, the increased vigor and eloquence of his sermons Immediately after each successive an nual 'vacation' have long been matters of comment in Boston."—Washington Star. Itnsk!n*i Idea on the lllcycle. Ruskin's view of the bicycle were ex pressed several years ago in a letter published, which has recently been brought to public attention, and con tains the following: "I not only object, but am quite pre pared to spend all my best 'bad lang uage' in reprobation of bi-, tri- and 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-cycles and every other con trivance and invention for supersed ing human feet on God's ground. "To wulk, to run, to leap and to dance are the virtues of the human body; and neither to stride on stilts, wriggle on wheel 3, ror dangle on ropes, and nothing in the training of the human mind with the body will ever supersede the apointed God's ways of slow walking and hard working." The Boy from the Family Flat. Teacher —Willi#, that is not the way to spell "emperor." You should not cud the word with an "e-r." If you will notice, all titles denoting power and. greatness—at least most of them —end with "o-r." Willie —Oh, I see! Just like "Jani tor." —Indianapolis Journal. Possibilities. Pere —You're a naughty boy, Tom my. Tommy—Well, I'm not half so naughty as I could be.—New York World. A Quencher. "Yes," he said, "when I was young, I was eagerly sought after." "What reward was offered?" asked the sweet, young girl.—New York Journal, AND THE BLOW ALMOST jX- For It Meant Twenty Tears of Labor Thrown Away. Representative Eddy of Minnesota, Is a man who makes a friend of his , pipe. It Is his companion when alone. He i dreams over It, philosophizes over it, ' and it is a sort of condiment to aid in j the digestion of the books he reads. For twenty years or more he has had one favorite meerschaum pipe. It has j been his pride and the comfort of his 1 quiet hours. It was a beautiful and cx . pensive pipe when he got it, and year after year a deeper richness of color came upon it, until it came to be just about as perfect in every respect as a meerschaum can be. A short time ago , the amber stem got broken. | Mr. Eddy took it to a foreigner who has a shop on a side street in this city and who was recommended as a re pairer of broken novelties. The next day the mender of novelties appeared with the pipe carefully done up in a cloth. I "Ah," he said, "I dona a bea-u-tiful ' repair. It is, ah, so bea-u-tiful lilca 1 new," and as he unwound.the cloth a 1 proud smile played across his dark face. Then he held the pipe up to its owner's eyes. A new amber replaced the broken stem and the pipe was white and new looking, i "It was, oh, so dirty. I thought I cleana it. With alcohol and sandpa per, very fine sandpaper, I cleana it bea-u-tifully." The pipe had been carefully sandpa pered—very carefully sandpapered. —Washington Star. ANTIPATHY AMONG ANIMALS. I ■ Different Spoclee of Ileaflte Kntortaln a Dislike for Khcli Other. The likes and dislikes of animals are unaccountable. Some horses take a ! violent prejudice against certain men, | even though they are treated kindly ! and though the man's moral character is fair. Between the cat and (jog thero is a violent antipathy, which, however, is not infrequently displayed by mut ! ual respect, and even affection in ex ' ceptional cases. The elephant, hates dogs and rats. Cows dislike dogs, and so do sheep, and, what seems stranger, are particularly partial to bears. On the other hand, horses loathe and de test camels and refuse to be decently civil to them after long acquaintance. They even hate the place where cam els have been, which seems to be car rying race prejudice to an extreme. —Hartford Courant. j Sherman Tensed HI. Physician. I Once when Gen. Sherman had been under the care of a physician for some time, he said: I "Doctor, I don't seem to be getting any better, for all your medicine." ! "Well, General," replied the doctor, jocosely, "perhaps you had better take Shakespeare's advice, and 'throw phy sic to the dogs.' " j "I would, doctor," replied the sick man, as he turned his head on the pil low—"I would, but there are a number , of valuable dogs in this neighborhood." j —San Francisco Argonaut. Another Theory AhonttheFly. j Three times science has revised its explanation Of how a fly crawls on the ceiling or a window-pane. Originally the fly was said to have air pumps on its feet, but this was disproved when the insect ran up the side of an ex hausted glass receiver. It was as serted next that the fly's feet exuded a gum, but now the discovery is an nounced that a tiny drop of water in stead of gum, combined with capillary attraction, affords the true answer to the problem. In other words, the tickling sensa'tions of a fly are impart ed by a sort of moist brush on its feet. : —St. Louis Globe Democrat. I . Something Xtemarkable. I Kansas Villager—We claim to havo the queerest town in the State. | Eastern Visitor —In what respect? It appears to me to be just like hun dreds of towns back East in its ways, j "Exactly. That's what makes it '3O queer—for Kansas." —Indianapolis j journal. ( • Capacity Get. There. I "What is business capacity, Uncle Bill?" I "Business capacity is hAving sense enough to go to the back door when people won't answer a ring at the front door." —Chicago Record. Old Ilut True. Bills—lt is so late that lam almost 1 afraid to ask the landlady for break fast. ) Mills—Keep your nerve; none but ' the brave deserves the fare.—Cornell i Widow. Perhaps They Do. I Smith —"What's this 'trough of the sea' we read about?" I Jones —"Oh, I guess that is what the ocean greyhounds drink out of."—Chi cago News. BARRED. — frffljC— "Move on, kid; yer can't stqjke wid ( us, 'cause yer don't inhale. THE COLUMBIAN. BLOOMSBURG. PA. EDISON, JR., WIZARD. SON OF THE FAMOUS ELECTRICIAN TO SHIFT FOR HIMSELF. Ho is Twenty-One Years Old, and Many Men of Twice His Age Have Learned in the Last Few Months to Watch Him with Much Interest. Thoma3 A. Edison has need to look to his laurels. His son and namesake, sent forth from the shelter of the pa ternal roof and beyond the influence of paternal guidance, expects to make things warm for his father In the line of electrical research and invention. Thomas A. Edison, Jr., is something of a "wizard" himself. He is twenty one years old, and many men of twice his age have learned in the last few months to watch him with much inter est. Tnoif AS A. EDISON, JR. Thousands of persons to whom the name of Edison is familiar have never heard of this youthful scientist, yet he has had a large part in experiments and discoveries that have startled the world. For years he has spent most of his waking and many of his sleeping hours in the laboratories of his father, those incubators of mysterious things born to amaze. All these matters he has known from his youth up, and en ters upon his manhood with a wonder ful equipment of knowledge. But why did he not stay with his father? Why not be a partner instead of a rival? The explanation calls up a curious picture. Figuratively speaking, one bright morning last August, Edison called the young man to him and spake thus: "Thomas, my sou, you know almost as much as your father, but what you know will never be of uaa to you un til you know men. Get out, Thomas, and study men. Brush up against the world for a while, and let us see what you arc made of. You have good ideas. Work them. Good morning." So the young man started out, with a head full of ideas, and a lusty desire to make himself heard in the world's noisy traffic. To-day he has an office in a big building in New York and the big electrical manufacturing companies with the long titles and the capital of many millions are studying this young man with great care, while pretend ing that they are not aware of his ex istence. This is a very hollow pretence, how ever, for he has attacked them in their own strongholds. He has invented a device which, he says, is only the first of a series of improved appliances in various lines of electrical work. It is an incandescent lamp, similar to the one now in use to the inexperienced eye, but possessing, it is said, many advantages. He calls it the "Edison Junior," with conscious pride, and claims for it superiority over all others in the important details of vacuum and filament. To achieve these results the young man designed his own pump, and says that with it he can exhaust ten lamps to a high degree of perfection in less time than is required by the ordinary vacuum pumps generally used to ex haust one lamp. The filament is his own invention also—a chemical com bination carbonized at 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, making it as near abso lutely pure carbon, as it is possible to obtain. Curiously enough, neither the pump nor the filament has been pat ented. "My father's experience has taught me to steer clear of the Patent Office. He bas taken out scores of patents, but he has spent as much money and time fighting to uphold them, I guess, as they are worth. I'm going to keep my ideas to myself. Secrecy is a bet ter safeguard than a patent any time." Undoubtedly young Edison believes in secrecy. The ideas for this lamp came to him four or five years ago, but he quietly stored them up against a rainy day. This having come, he puts them to excellent use. Young Edison is highly gratified with the result of his business venture. His father, it should be observed, has • nothing to do with this lamp, yet it is being manufactured and sold in large quantities. The young man declined to say where his financial backing came from, but as he speaks of travel lers on their way to South America, of Pacific coast agencies, and of the Japanese and Chinese trade, it is to be presumed that large amounts are Interred, and the big companies em plojrfng his respected father must vtke up. f A DUtinctlon. , Stranger—"Are you the religious ed itor?" The Editor —"I cannot tell a lie. I am only the editor of the religious de partment."—lndianapolis Journal. A New Sort. Weary Waulter—What do you con sider the fiercest cross of dog. Dusty? Dusty Reers—One between you an' de fence! —New York Journal. DOBBANT FAOEB DEATH WITH WONDEBFUL OALM. Convicted Murderer of Blanche Lamont Protests His Innocence To the Last. When William Henry Theodore .Durrant died on the gallows at San Francisco, Friday morning for the murder of Blanche Lamont, he gave an exhibition of coolness and nerve such as has seldom been seen under similar circumstances. Hopeful almost to the very last minute that something would intervene to save him, he walk ed to the scaffold and made a speech protesting his innocence, as calmly and with as distinct enunciation as if he had been addressing an assemblage of friends upon some ordinary topic. His face was pale, his eyes were red, but his voice was fitm, and he stood as solidly as a rock while he proclaimed his innocence and pro fessed forgiveness to those who, he said, had hounded him to death. There was not a hitch or accident to mar the plans of Warden Hale in carrying out the sentence. The noose was adjusted, the trap was sprung, the stout rope held, and Durrant's dead body dangled at the end. The neck was broken by the fall of four feet and five minutes later the murderer's body was cut down and placed in the coffin. Warden Hale allowed all possible time for the supreme court at Wash ington to take some action. Finally when word was flashed across the con tinent that the supreme court had declined to interfere, the warden ordered the program of the day to be carried out. At 10.34 o'clock Durrant, accompanied by Father Lagan, ap peared at the door of the execution room. He was followed by his father, a friend, Warden Hale and the guards. The father and his friend walked around the gallows to the front while Durrant and his keepers climbed to the gallows platform. Instantly on arriving at the gallows, Durrant's legs and arms were pinioned and the rope was placed about his neck. The hang man was about to adjust the black cap when Durrant announced his desire to speak. Permission was given and the doomed murderer spoke as follows: "I desire to say that although I am art innocent man, innocent of every crime that has oeen charged against me, 1 bear no animosity toward those that have persecuted me, not even the press of San Francisco, which hounded me to the grave. If any man thinks I am going to spring a sensa tion—l am not except it is a_ sensa tion that I am an innocent man brought to the grave by my persecu tors. But I forgive them all. They will get their justice from the great God who is master of us all, and there I also expect to get justice that is the justice of an innocent man. "Whether or not the perpetrators of the crime of which I am charged are discovered, will make no difference to me now, but I say this day will be a shame to the great state of California. I forgive everybody who has perse cuted me, an innocent man whose hands have never been stained with blood, and I go to meet my God with forgiveness for all men." Durrant had scarcely ceased speak ing when the black cap was placed over his face. At the same instant hangman Lunt raised his hand, the trap was sprung, and with a rattle Durrant's body shot through the open ing. There was a sound as of a stout rope drawn taut, the body swayed to and fro for a moment and then be came motionless. What Everybody Knows, Or ought to know, is that health and even life itself depends upon the con dition of the blood. Feeding, as it does, all the organs of the body, it must be rich and pure in order to give proper nourishment. Hood's Sarsapa rilla makes the blood pure, rich and nourishing, and in this way strengthens the nerves, creates an appetite, tones the stomach and builds up the health. Hood's Sarsaparilla wards off colds, pneumonia and fevers, which are pre valent at this ttme. Last year the Unbed States pro duced 15,465,000 bushels of buck wheat, most of which was consumed at home. There are accordiug to test about 4,600 cakes in one bushel, making a total of 70,000,000,000 cakes in the whole crop. CKIN DISEASES RELIEVED 3T ONE APPLICATION Of iDr.Agnew'soifci as CENTS. It is a marvellous cure for all sr.ch disgusting and disfiguring diseases as r.czcr.ia, Salt Rheum, Tetter, Barbers' Itch, Sen!J Head, Ulcers, Blotches. It cures ail eruptions of the skin and makes it soft and white.—p. Sold by C. A. Kleim. REASONS FOR USING : Walter Baker & Co.'sj S Breakfast Cocoa. 1. Because it is absolutely pure. 2. Because it is not made by the so-called Dutch Process in.x which chemicals are used. X 3. Because-beans of the finest quality are used. f 4. Because it is made by a method which preserves unimpaired I the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans. t 5. Because it is the most economical, costing less than one cent ♦ Be sure that you get the genuine article made by WALTER | BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Moss. Established 1780. |M|| | THE HO LI DAY SEASON. For Christmas, 18p7, we have a large line of goods suit able for gifts to gentlemen. It includes Meerchaum Pipes, Beautiful designs in great variety. Meerchaum Cigar Holders, Briarwood Pipes, Cigars, fine grades, in boxes of 25, 50 and 100. We also have a large assortment ot CONFECTIONERY in nice boxes and in bulk. Sunday Schools preparing for Christmas festivals should get our prices. ALEXANDER BROTHERS & CO. Bloomsburq Pa. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF CARPET, MATT UNTO, ot- OS IT. CLOTH, YOU WILL FIND A NICE LINE AT W. EL BIRO WEE'S 2nd Door above Court, House. A large lot of Window Curtains in stock. . _ _ A YEAR FOR —* - ' 00 DEHOREST'S HKi-sw FAMSLY The subscription price of DEMOREST'S „ is reduced to 151.00 a year. ll ! IN E, DEMOREST'S FAMILY MAGAZINE IS MORE THAN A FASHION MAGAZINE, although it gives ihe very latest home and foreign fashions each month ; tills is only one of its many valuable features. 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By subscribing AT ONCE you can get the magazine at the reduced price, and will also receive ihe handsome 25-cent X mas Number with its beautiful .panel picture supplement. Remit If 1 00 by money ordir, registered letter or check to the DEMOREST PUBLISHING CO., 110 Fifth Ave., N. Y. City. GREAT SPECIAL CLUBBING OFFER FOR PROMPT SUBSCRIPTIONS, f ONLY $1.75 FOR j THE COLUMBIAN ( 1 and Demorest's Family Magazine. 1 I Send your subscriptions to this office. J SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, lsued out of the Court of Common l'leas of Columbia county. Pa., and to me directed, there will bo exposed to public sale at the Court House, In Bloomsburg, on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1898, at 2 o'clock In the afternoon, all that certain lot or piece of land situate In East Bloomsburg, Columbia county, and State of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows, to-wlt: Be ginning at a stone corner of canal street and lot of Mathtas Kindt, and running thence along said lot northwardly one hundred and sixty feet, more or less, to Kldge alley; thence along said alley eaatwardly forty feet to lot of M. Kindt aforesaid, and thence along said lot southward, ly one hundred and sixty feet, more or less, to the place of beginning. It being the same premises which George Barreter and Caroline Barretcr by deed dated November 19. 1830, and recorded In the olllce for the recording of deeds, &c., In and for Columbia county, in Deed Book, No. 41, pages 371, 4c., granted and conveyed un to Charles C. Kesty, party hereto, on which Is erected a two-story DWELLING HOUSE, and outbuilding. Seized, taken Into execution at the suit of Fannie Kcitroth vs. Charles c. Kesty and Tlllle E. Kesty, his wife, and to be sold as the proper ty of Charles C. Kesty and Tlllle E. Kesty, his wife. BAKKLXY, Atty. W. W. BLACK, Sheriff. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE. Estate of Ellas McUcnry, late of Benton Borough, deceased. Notice la hereby given that letters testamentaw on the estate, of Ellas 31cHi nry, lata of Benton Borough, Columbia County, Pa., deceased, have betn granted to M. T. McJlenn/, to whom all P6T sons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims or demands will make known the same i*ith< ut delay. Fritz, Atty. M. T. Mcllenry, l-0-o£* Executor. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE. KsUite of John Zaner, late of Ftshlngcreek town ship, deceased. Notice is herein! glaen that letters testamentary on the rotate of John Zaner, late of Ftshlngcreek township, Columbia county, Pa ., deceased, have been granted to Lloyd Zaner and William Chris man, to XT Ik mi all persons indebted to said estate are rei/uested to make payment, and those hartxwj claims or demands xoltl make kuotcn the same without delay. LLOYD ZANKR, WILLIAM CUtItSAA .V. 13-23.C1. Beecutors. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. In re-estate of Mary Drtesbech, late of Fishing creek township, Columbia county, Pa., deed. The undersigned auditor, appointed by the Or phans' Court of Columbia county, to distribute the balance In the hands of the administrator of Mary Driesbach. late of Fishingci'eek township, 1n satd county, deceased, to and among the jturtles legally entitled thereto, will sit at his office in the town of litoomsfmrg. Pa., on Friday, the 'Mth day of January, IMW, at 10 o'clock a.m., when otul where, ull persons having claims against the saUl estate will appear and prove the s .me or be. for ever debarred jrom coming In on said fund. 1-tMt W. A. EVERT, Auditor. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. Estate of E. J. Cole, deceased. 27 ie undersigned auditor, appointed by the Or phans' Court of Columbia county, ig make dis tribution of the funds In the hands eg the admin intra tor, to and among the parties lr gaily entitled, thereto, will meet the parties interested tor Ul9 purpose of his appointment at his ojfflce in tlut town of Dloomsburg, Pa., on Saturday, the aStti day of January, A. D. IH9S, at 10 o'clock in Uto forenoon of said day, when and where alt persons are required to present their claims against tte estate oj said deceased or be debarred Jrom coming in for a share thereof, 1-6 41. W. A. EVERT, Auditor. RULE ON HEIRS. Estate of La Vina Stout, deceased. To Fannv Rider, SUlckshlnny, I'd., Sarah Stott, BOinctimed culled Lula Evans, New York City; Ellle stout. New York City, lineal descendenta of said I.avlna Stout, deceased, and to all other persons interested, erecting : Y'ou and each of you arc hereby cited to be and appear before the Judges of our Orphans' court to be held at Bloomsburg, on the Bret Monday of February next, then and there to accept or reruse to take the real estate of said Lavlna Stout, deceased, ut the appraised valuatlou put upon It by In (tucst, duly awarded by the said Court, and re turned by the Sheriff, or show cause why It shall not be sold. W. W. BLACK, Sheriff, l-6-4t. Sheriff's office, Bloomsburg, Pa. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. Exceptions to acknowledgment of Sheriff's deed by 11. W. Jury, Cosmopolitan Building and Loan Association vs. Emma Neybard et aL In tho Court of common Pleas of Columbia Couuiy. The undersigned auditor, appointed by said Court to pass upon satd exceptions and mako distribution of the fund at lslng from the Sher iff's sale ot the premises, will meet the parties Interested for hearing and the performance of his duties, at his olllco In the Town ot Blooms burg, on Friday, the SStli day of January, ISStf, at 1U o'clock In the forenoon ; at which time and place all parties Interested are required to pre sent their claims, or he torevor deoarred Irom coming In upon the satd rund CHARLES a. BARKLKY, 1-1-98 .It. Ayltor. 7yr me COL UMB IAN afyear.