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A NEW WOMAN. -^jß| [* She's np to date and strictly new, And yet she's not aflnme with zeal. vS Sbe wear* Ho hkirl (bat's btm vu in twot She 1B not skilled to ride a wheel. Her sex's wrongs alio does not fool. * No publio scheme her thoughts pursue* And yet, the fact 1 can't conceal, bile's very now. Her soul's ldcnls arc scant and few. Yet not by man is she controlled, And, thongh her eyes are deeply blue. No occult force her glances hold. -She cares not for the days of old, Nor docs the future charm her view. She does not work for fame or gold. And yet she's new. All homage at her shrine in due. Her claim 110 mortal dares to scorn. Bhe from the infinite takes her cue. She's fresh as earth's primeval morn. Bhe faces life with powers unworn, For, now to prove my statements true, It's scarce ono moon sinco she wus born. You see, she's new! —Marion Couthony Smith in New York Sun. A YOUTHFUL EXEGETE. His Interpretation of the Scriptures Was Not Orthodox. Strange are the workings of the in- Jhnt mind. The little son of a well known naval officer stationed here has advanced a new version of an old text. The wife's mother, who makes her home with her daughter, is of tho old school, a dear creature, with puffs and caps, who reads her Bible from prefer ence. It is a custom for her to teach her little grandson every day a vorse from Rul on Saturday of last week er the Sabbath day to keep had unusual difficulty in tho verso, but, once mas ust have settled deep into ;est biain cell possessed by orning the youngster come, 3 and starched, from his nurse's bauds and was deposited on the front porch until tho family assembled for church. Emerging at tho last mo ment, the mother was horrified at the sight of Ijpr small offspring seated upon tho terrace, digging with all his might into the moist ground. "Baby, baby, come here this minute. Don't you know it is naughty to play on Sunday and get yourself all dirt?" cried tho mother. The little fellow looked up with a puzzled air and made answer, "Why, njuvyer,. dear, I is digging holes for Sunday." "Digging holes for Sunday? What nonsense! You had, bad little son," re turned the mother, none too gently, trying to rescue the once immaculate suit. "Now, muvver, dear, I did learn ve verso from grandma, and it was 'Re member ve Sabbath day to keep it holy,' and lis only digging vo holes for Sunday to make it holy, and I isn't a bad 'ittle sou at all." There was a suspicious trembling about the mouth, but it is needless to relate that the little philosopher was caught in his mother's arms and kissed before the cry doveloped and that ho was given two plates of dessert for his Sunday dinner, all because of his orig inal theory.—Washington Star. In Sir Walter Scott's Mail Hog. k . Some letters from tho fair sex caused Sir Walter Scott at least as much amuse ment as annoyance. In his earlier years "a mad woman from about Alnwick," by dint of letters and plans, first ex tracted from him a guinea for a charity, • then sent higi the manuscript of a curi ous novel, which ho was to publish in his own name, and of which he was to take half tho profits. Finally, on his de clining tho partnership, she suggested he should take shares in a medicino for babies, her own invention. Dread of in "such a Horodlike Scott to decline tho honor ijOpTuture correspondence with the lady. V On a March day in his futal year, 1820, Sir Walter answered two modest requests from widow ladies. One of these, presuming on a former slight ac quaintance with his mother, desired that he should impress on Peel, then home secretary, tho merits of her second son, whom he was to represent as "fit for any situation in a public office." The second lady, who had already po rused "Marmion" and "The Lady of the Lake," engaged, in return for a suit able provision for her sou's education, to read all her benefactor's other works. After dealing with these letters, Scott felt himself constrained to record his conviction that "your destitute widow, especially if she hath a churgo of chil dren and one or two fit for patronage, is ou! of the most impudent animals liv ing. " —Temple Bar. Reword of Literature. Among the women writers of tho cap ital there is one young matron whose name is very well known. A few mouths ago sho sent a short story to a magazine which presented itself as an untried field. By and by she received notification that the story had been necopted and that in payment thereof her name had been put on the subscription list for one year. The author immediately returned an swer that the compensation was not ad equate. "Dear madam," tho ediLjr wrote back, "yours of such a dattH-eceived. We have put your name on tho subscrip tion list for two copies each month." And for fear that further correspond ence would burden her with three cop ies of the magazine sho was forced to bo content with that.—Washington Post. Cement Pipes. Cement pipes are made cheaply by an ingenious process dovised by a French inventor. A trench is dug and the bot tom filled with cement mortar. On thiß is placed a rubber tube covered with canvas and inflated. Tho trench is then filled up with cement. As soon as this is Bet the air is let out of the rubber tube, which is then removed and used again in another section. By this method 6 inch pipes have been made at a cost of 88 ante a yard. I\ FAMOUS MULBERRY TREE. Planted by Milton In Christ's College fiar ri*ns, Cambridge. liV the gardens of Christ's collego, Cambridge, stands a venerable mulberry tree, which, tradition says, was planted by Milton during the time when he was a student at the university. This would be botwcon the years 1624 and 1083, for the following copy, from the Latin of bis entry of admission, accurately fixes tho former dato, and his admission to the degree of M. A., to which he pro cceded in the latter year, ended his in timate connection with tho university: "John Milton, native of London, son of John Milton, was initiated in the elements of letters under Mr. Gill, mas ter of St. Paul's school; was admitted a lesser pensioner Feb. 12, 1624, under Mr. Chappell and paid entrance fee, 10s." He was thon 16 years and 2 months old. The treo so intimately associated with his name is now much decayed, but in order to presurvo it as muoh as possiblo from the ravages of time many of the branches have been covered with sheet lead and are further supported by stout wooden props, while the trunk has been buried in a mound of earth. The luxuriance of the foliage and tho crop of fruit which it annually bears are proof of its vitality, but to insure against acoidents and perpetuate the tree an offshoot has been planted close by. In the event of a bough breukiug and falling it is divided with even jus tice among tho fellows of the college, and many pieces are thus preserved as momentos of tho poet. It was during his residence at Cambridge that he com posed his ode, "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity." "Lyeidns," too, is intimately connected with Milton's life at tho university, since it was written in memory of Edward King, his college friend and contemporary, with whom he doubtless shared the same rooms. In those days students did not, as now, occupy separate apartments, as witness the original statutes of the col lego, "In which chambers our wish is that the fellows sleep two and two, but the scholars four and four," in conse quence of which a much closer intimacy was formed among them than is now possible. Dr. Johnson relates tlint Mil ton was flogged at Cambridge, but tho fact is doubtful, though there is reason to suppose that he had differences with tho authorities in tho earlier part of his college career, since he was transferred from his original tutor. This tree is still pointod nut to visitors and was un til recent years especially marked by a bough of mistletoe growing upon it. — Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. I*oct and Queen. Dr. Max Muller relates that the late queen of Holland frequently came to England and was fond of meeting while thero distinguished literary peoplo. On j one occasion she lunched with Dean j Stanley and asked him to invite several ' literary men, among whom were Tenny son, Lord Houghton, Huxley and Max • Muller himself. Luncheon was ready, and everybody had oome to the deanery except Tenny son. Dean Stanley suggested that the party should wait no longer, but the queen refused to sit down before the laureate's arrival. There was another period of waiting, painfnl to all the company. Finally some one suggested that prob ably Tennyson was "mooning about in the cloistors somewhere." One was sent to see, and tho poet was indeed found thoro, apparently oblivious that any thing was going on. He was brought in and placed at the table next the queen of the Netherlands. The queen took the conversation into her own hands and in particular tried to draw Tennyson out. He wus not in talking mood. She addressed him a question. "Yes, ma'am," ho answered. Then thero wus another question. "No, ma'am, "y came from Tennyson. Again she asked his opinion about something. Tho question was not sus ceptiblo of answer by "Yes" or "No." "Ma'am," said Tennyson after a great effort, "there is a great deal to be said on both sides of the quostion." Presently he turnod and whispered to Max Mullor, "I wishthoy had put some of you talking fellows next to regiua." Anglo-Saxon Common Sense. I had occasion at Coolgardie to be proscut at a public meetiug gathered to protest strongly against the aotions of tho Western Australian government with regard to the mining population and the insufficiency of its political rep resentation. Several speakers held forth. One declared that ho was neither demo crat nor socialist, another that ho was a democrat, but not a socialist; a third at last professed himself a socialist. Sometimes groans, sometimes applause, underlined certain phrases, but in the midst of these gold luiucrs, iu this town but three years old, in spito of the re laxing influence of a torrid heat, the most perfect order reigned throughout. Thanks were voted at the cud of the meeting to all the speakers without distinction of opinion, a motion of pro test was adopted, and the crowd retired iu tho greatest tranquillity. I thought, not without shame, of the manner in which meetings of this kind are often conducted in France.—"Lcs Nonvellos Societes Anglo-Saxoimes,'' Pierro Leroy- Beaulien. Naturallj Inferred. "What's tho name of tho girl across the street?" "I've forgotten ber last namo, but I know she is Maine somebody." "Maim somebody! What an ideal namo for a footballer's sweetheart!"— Indianapolis Journal. A Long Felt Want. Bright—l'7e got an idea that will be worth millions if I sncoeed in perfect ing it. Wright—What's the scheme? Bright—A smokeloss cigarette.—Chi cago News. THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURG, PA. LEFT ON TRAINS. All Sort® of Articles Are Forgotten by Absentmlnded Passengers. Recently a Chicago railroad displayed in its unclaimed parcel room five barrels of rubber overshoes and a box full of falso teeth. All this property and more during a period of six months had been left on the suburban and through trains by absent minded passengers. The gen eral baggage agent, upon being asked •what was the oddest occurrence of this kind, said that a woman once left on a train a 6-months-old baby, and she did not miss it until a trainman overtook her with the little bundle of hnmanity before she got outsido of the train shed. It was not a caso of abandonment. She had forgotten to tako np her own off spring. Only ono-balf of tho articles left on trains nre claimed and returned to own ers. At all the railroad offices in Chi cago there are to be fonnd motley col lections of abont all the articles wbioh man or woman ever owned. It would bo impossible to list them in a whole page of a newspaper. The article which figures most exten sively among tho lost and found of tho big railroads is the umbrella. An offi cial of tho Illinois Central says he re ceived in the baggage department 1,500 umbrellas a year. General Agent Sadd of the Burlington says his records show about 600 a year, and the other lines report large collections of this service able artiole, which are left on trains in all kinds of weather. On a recent fine, snnshiny day the Burlington railroad showed on its record a whole page of abandoned umbrellas. Next come the overshoes, which aro doily found, singly and in pairs nnd of tentimes odd in size and kind. At all the offices they are accumulated to the extent of barrels and barrels. It is a common occurrence to find upper, low er anh partial sots of false teeth. Some give evidence of loug service, others have been too new and have been "laid out" to give relief. But they come in all shapes and sizes. Wearing npparel in largo quantities is to be found in the lost parcel rooms. The clerks in tho Alton's quarters at the Union station .fitted out a dummy figure with every single article that a man is likely to wear from head to foot. The articlos wero all left piece by piece on the train nnd gathered up by the em ployees until the figure was togged out in newest fashion. Tho young woman stenographer in Baggage Agent Sadd's office has a pet kitten which was found in an envelope box on a train, and, thero being no claimant, young Tom is being taught to earn his board by mousing in the bag gage room. Cripples frequently leave their crutches on trains. There is a collection of them at all the oflices. Hanging up in the paroel room of the Illinois Cen tral is a big anchor made of moss gath ered from trees in the far south. The maker had taken care of it until Chica go was reached, only to abandon it to the caro of tho parcel man.—Chicago Tribuno. Free Io Splto of Ilimself. Under the first French empire tho ad ministration of the prison of Saiute- Pelagie was so loose that it was not rare for accused persons to lie there six months without knowing the cause of their incarceration. The following ad venture, narrated in "Tho Dungeons of Old Paris," discloses tho fact that re lease under similar conditions of igno rance wus not impossible: Tho doctor had given to a prisoner who was slightly ill an order for the baths. Not knowing in what part of tho prison the infirmary was situated, he presented his order to a tipsy turn key, who opened the outer door of tho prison. M. Guillon, a free man without being aware of it, took the narrow street to bo a sentry's walk and went a few paces without finding any ono to direct him. Returning to the sentry at the door, he inquired where were the baths. "The baths?" said the sentinel. "Tho prison baths." "The prison baths, "said the sentinel, "are probably in the prison, but you can't get in there." "What—l can't get into the prison? Am I outside it, then?" "Why, yes, you're in tho street. You ought to know that, I should think." "I did not know it, I assuro you," said I<l. Guillon, "and this won't suit me at all." Ho rang the prison bell and was re admitted, and his recital of his adven ture restored to sobriety the turnkey who had given him his freedom. Sherldau and the Joke. Sheridan, himself a brilliant orator as well as u shrewd observer, was one day asked how it was he got on so well in tho house of commons. "Well," he said, "I soon found out that the major ity wero fools, but all loved a joke, and I determined to give them what they liked." The great advantage of a joke is that it puts the speaker at once on good terms with his audience. Hence Cicero recommends it for an exordium. A common way of winning the good will of an audience is flattery. When the Jews brought down tho orator Ter tullus to accuse Paul, Tertullus began his speech with flattery of King Agrip pn, "Since by thee we enjoy," and so on. Another way, a subtle form of flat tery, is to describe yourself as a native of the same place or county as those you ure uddressing. Tho forensic formu la, tho fustian apostrophe to the l'i "in telligent and patriotic and high minded men" whom the rhetorical Buzfuz sees before him, is played out, but it has its modern equivalents.—Westminster Re view. Disconcerting. Mrs. Manycooks (severely)— Didn't I hear a man talking loudly with you in the kitchen just now, Mary? Mary (complacently)—Oi hope so, mam, for thin Oi can call yez as a wit ness in a case av braich av promise suit, ma'am. —Brooklyn Eagle. □J GASTORIA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have llßb—pM Always Bought AVegetablcPrqjprafionforAs- ± simUflbiYg tteToodandßegula- § ting Bowels cf BeEUS til© g 4 pnammi Signature /%f PromotesDlgfestion,Cheerful- g J llf tiess andHestfionfaliis neither r / 1,1 Opiutn>lorphino nor Mineral. UI #[\'\ IT Not Nahc otic. fi 11. IT fteapeOIdDrSAMWSjyTEHEH . ITyN Sz&Jr 1 ' ] \X ' HtddUSdH- I . VI \ tv ilrv The flint fid- I 11 171 " JGh T i/: nf| A perfect Remedy for Cons lipa- f u (V IV 111 U tion. 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The King of Siam has a bodyguard of female warriors—i. e 4OO girls, chosen from among the strongest and most handsome of all the women in the land. In northern China one of the prin cipal occupations is raising dogs for their fur, which is fine and dense and much used for clothing. They cost only 40 cents apiece. With a piece of string and a little sand and grease some Hindoo con victs recently sawed through an iron bar two inches in diameter in five hours and escaped from jail. Just as a letter was being read in a Farmington (Me.; household from a daughter in California announcing her good health and well being, a tele gram came announcing her death. Garlic came from Asia and has been used since the earliest times. It formed part of the diet of the Israelites in Egypt, was used by Greek and Roman soldiers and African peasants. The quaint little chimney sweeps add to the picturesqueness of Charles ton, N. C., where they are still in constant demand to clean chimneys of the soot from the soft pine wood so largely in use. The skin of the reindeer is so im pervious to the cold that any one clothed in such a dress, with the addi tion of a blanket of the same material, may bear the intensest rigors of an Arctic winter's night, j As soon as a man falls into debt in Siam the creditor can seize his person and keep him as a slave. Should the ; debtor run away, his wife and chil dren, his father, or other relatives are liable to be seized. OASTOHIA. Bun the A Kind Vou Han Always BuugW The Month of Bloodshed- April Figures Pre-eminently in All Our Wars. Many of the most stirring events in American history have occurred in April, including the first conflicts of the War of the Revolution and the beginning of the war of secession. The formal order to Spain to relinquish the island of Cuba was made on April 19, a date already notable in our military annals. It was on April 19, 1775, at Lex ington and at Concord, that the first armed resistance was made by the minute men to the British troops. The excitement of April 19, 1861, is still remembered bv many persons. The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment was attacked by a mob in Baltimore, and that city was turned over to the secessionists. North Carolina was the first colony to declare for independence, in April, 1776, and Rhode Island almost im mediately followed with a similar declaration. Six years later, in April, 1782, the recognition of our independ ence was made by the Dutch Repub lic. April 18, 1775 —Paul Revere's famous midnight ride. April 19, 1775 —Beginning of the revolution by battle of Lexington. April 11, 1783 —Congress pro claims cessation of hostilities. April 15, 1783 —Congress ratifies preliminary treaty of peace with Great Britain. April 4, 1812—Congress estab lishes the embargo that begins the War of 1812. April 21, 1833 —Santa Ana suffers his great defeat at San Jacinto. April 25, 1846 —Hostilities open between the United States and Mexico. April 12, 1861—War of the Rebel lion begun by General Beauregard firing on Fort Sumpter. April 19, 1861—First bloodshed of the war, in conflict between United States troops and mob at Baltimore. April 9, 1865 —Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox. April 19, 1898 —Congress of the United States declares "that the people of the island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free and inde pendent." Fine PHOTO GRAPHS and CRAYONS at McKillip Bros., Bloomsburg. The best are the cheapest. N-BV-IS''" """" " C.VVF .OR. / TID-BITS FOR MA' HONEY! and tender little juicelets for the chil dren, are all right, but papa and "the boys" want a good, big, juicy steak, roast or chop when business or school duties are over, and we can cater to them all. Our stock of prime meats is unexcelled for quality, and we send them home in fine shape. J. E- KF.IFI R. THE MARKETS. BLOOMSBUKG MARKKTS. COHKKCTKD WKKKLY. BBTAIL PRICKS. 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