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ilil:l ClaarBild, Pa. r . a.
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, l:U PbllipaburK, Centra Co., Pa. :pd
' Carwnirllla, Claartald want, Pa. '
oat. 0, '70 If.
pO-OKux Id tba Opera Hoaaa. oot, 'Tll-tf.
Attornsvs and Counkklors at Law,
clearfield, pa.
January 90, 1370.
Clearfield, Pa.
pr-oae. la the Court Hoaaa. J;11.''
(oataao p. o.)
Mr; 8, 1R7B-1y
tifli.-a In Mn-onie bolldiof, Paaonil ttrret, op
pclta Ilia Court llouaa. Jc2.'7-lf.
e2 Cl.arfi.H CaaaUr, Prna'a. 7Jy
UOloa la Opora l!ue. ap It.TMy
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' ' naiLia iv
fSquaru Timber & Timber Lands,
, . jal I'V ' CLEARFIELD, PA..
' J ' . oirinn,
. Offlw4n Pta'a Opera Ueuio. i i
' ' - Jona.0, 7Stf.
Aaar r. wallaco.
1 V (Sawaiaore to Wallace A Fielding,)
Jaal'TJ . t'learfield, Pa.
' Frank FiMing...W. D. Bi(ler'....t. V. Wllioa.
Cer-Omoo la Pla'l Opera Hno.a. nebi.7t.
Shop an Market Bt., opposite Court House.
A clean towel for every eostemer.
Also dsaler In
Ile.t llratido of Tobarce) and CEars.
niearOeld. P.. may 10, TO.
erano oobcov.
ayrOAee IB Pie'B Opera Honse, seeond fioor.
loaara a. h bnallt.
Clearfield. Pa.
.JftT Lsgal easiness attended to promptly with)
Mnltty. unco oo Second street, above Ibo rirst
national Hank. Jan:l:70
A '!' T O R N EY-AT-LAW,
Roil Kutfttt avnd ColliMtioB Agent,
Will promptly ftttend U All logftl bailaMi
tnuted to hit p,
ruffiot in Pit't Opr Uoum. jtBl'7.
All Ujtol btMioMi t ntrailtxl tt hli in ivlll rt
mIv prompt ttliBlioa.
Olio ppoilt Coart Honn, tn Mutonlt RolMing,
moml Boor. ujU,7rt-ly.
OfAee 1b resideBce OB first sL
' April 10, 1071. Cle.rH.ld, Pa.
. Will attend professional ealla promptly. aaflO'70
;jyt. t. j. boter,
Offioa OB Market Street, Clearfield, Pa.
sW-HIee koaitt 0 to II a. ., aad I to I p. a.
JeOAeo adjolaiag the resldenrw of James
Wril.y, Kso,., aa Swioad St., Clearfield, Pa.
)aly.1l,'7ll If.
il. lllLLS,
ao. In ra.id.ere, opposite Shaw lloeeo.
Oaee heart-F rem II te I P. M.
May II, 1071.
Lavs lorgeea af Ike lad Beglmeat.Poaaeylssala
Valaateera, kaelag fetaraed froBI the Army,
errors kle prefeeeleaal aarrlaas te laeeKiaees
1 oroiearBaldeeBaty. - '
ftayprofeeslewal aalla praetptly attested te.
OOloo S.eoad reat, farmerlyeeeapled by
Dr.Waeda. (apt,'0IU
. .-,-..-
a J Wa taara prlatcd a larira aambar af taa a.
fKS FULL, and will aa tba raotlit af taautv
0a Mta. aiad a wT la aay a4iip.M. aivSO
urtaa Pauca aau ticaivaaEa. LUMBER
CITY. Collaetioni laaUa and manty promptly
. -I .... 1 ... - l-a n. . mm I ft nit itiwt. of
ooDaaTaaaa aaatly axaotiUil aal varraataa ror
raet er bo aaara.
JatiM of th 1'mc u4 8cHvner,
I'urweiiiYlile, P.
4K.ColleUoni BkvU adJ ioomt promptly
Real Estate, Square Timber, Boards,
SIIINUI.KH, LATH, 1-ll tir.m,
t:IO'7 CloarOeU, Pa,
House and Sign Painter and Paper
Clearfield, Pcnli'a.
a.WIII aiaeate Joba la bll llaa promptly and
In a workmanlike Banner. BFr,w
BAKER, Market St., Cleatleld, Tt.
Freeh Dread, Raek, Bella, Piel and Cakai
oa hand or made ta order. A general assortment
of Confeetionarlea, Krolta and Auta la atooR.
oe Cream and Oy.tera in asaioa. t.alooB ae.rly
oppoilte the I'oetoffioa. Prioee arederate.
M.rrli 10 "75.
Real Estate, Square Timber, Saw Legs,
VOffiot on Keonnd rtrMt, fm rvnr Af itor
mom rf Oitorg Ww A Co. jnJ. 78-tf.
Iteealnr Toicnthlp,
Osceola Mill! P. O.
All official bu.lnari ontreited to him will be
promptly attended tn. BsctiLM), '70.
Wallaretim, Pa.
aVflo hai prepared himself with all the
neoes.ary blank fi.rins under the Pension and
Bounty laws, as well as blank lleeds, ete. All
lresl matters entrusted to bis eare will receive
prompt attention. May Tib. 18711-tf.
kinl Heal K.tate Areiit, ClenrHeld, Pa.
Office on Third street, bet.Cbarry A Walnut.
and buying Lands In Clearfield and adjoining
, nft with m einarienfla ol over Lwentv
years as a sareeyor, Oattars himself that he can
render satlstactioa. irea. .c:r,i:u,
Market ntreel, I lrarOeld, Pa.,
Ilarncst, Bridles, StiJdlcs, Collar, and
Hone-Furnishing Goodt.
yAII kinds of repairing promptly attended
te. ejaddlers' Hardware, Morse Brnshea, Cnrry
Combs, Ao., always aa bead and for sale at the
lowest eash price. (March IV, IKK.
f I
G. H. HALL, '
7"Pampe always ea hand and made to order
an short aotioa. Pipes bored on reasonable terms.
All work wMTBBtea to render aatiataciraa, aaa
delivered if desired, i . 1 - tnylailypd
I-slvcry Stable.
'TIDE undersigned begs leave ta intorm tbepnb
X lie that be Is bow fully prepare to aeeommo.
date all la the way of famishing iU.ees, lluggiss,
Saddles and Uarneea, en the shortest notion aad
sn reasonable terms. Residanaaon Looastalraet,
between Third aad Fourth.
TlearOeld, Feb. 4, 1B74. . . V -
r . i i0-
rtHIS nd(rtftno4, bftfinff Ihmi' tbi eom
X all'ai Hotel, in tht Till of Gln
it dow pr-jird to ftixouimoditto ll who my
Mil. My Ublt ibd btr ibsll b mrpli-d with
th belt tlio Uftrktt ttTordi.
GkOKdR W. D0TT3, Jr.
Qlen Ilopoj, V , Mirrb 20. ISTfi-tf.
Alto, exttmiir ninnrwturer tnd 4 1 tier In Sqtiaro
Timber ml 8kwod Lumber of ell kinli.
4T Order! ttulleUed fend ill billi promptly
and manufacturers of
Ann pbalbb ib
Watches, Clocks and Jowclry,
7rAom's Jfots, Jferert AVert,
t'l.KAKPIRI.n, PA. - ' -
All kinds of repairing In my line promptly Bl
ended to. April t, 171.
Clearfield Nursery.
Till wiiderftjcnitiJ, bating Mtfthllibed t N lit
tery tbe 'Pike, ftttout bklf wy betwinl
UeoVleltl mi Carwentrtlle, ! prepared I fnr
ihll ktn.lt of FRUIT TKKKri, (.lead.rd and
dwftrf,) Krertrtmif Shmhlterr, Grepe Vinei,
Uooeberry, Lnwtoa Blwdthtrry, Hint wherry,
and Retibrrt Vine!. A Ho, HtberiM Creb Trttt,
Qulnfe, nd early et-erlet Hbartttrb. A a. Order
promptly ttttendrd to. Addreea,
I. d. WRinnT,
Hy.M Our wettf lilt, P.
On Mtrktt tl, one door wt of HmdIob Ilunit,,
Oer ttfret)T-ttt irt rf Ibt tM tfmplelt
ehmrtar lor ftarnleblaf tht pobHe witb Freeb
MeMiof ll kind.Md of Ibtvtry beil quellty.
We tleo deal IK all ktadl of Ar-oltaral Impl.
mBtt, which wa keo an aiblblttoa far tba b.
aflt af tha a a bite. Cell aruand wbei te low a,
aod take a look at thing ; or iddrofli ai
P. M. OA K 1)0 If A mo.
Clearleld, Va., Jolj 14, ISli-tf. . '
(tear Held ituurance .tfrnty.
james a ant..
CAaaou h itBiie
MiEHin k BiODLK, tstnif
Ifpraeaat tba followlaf aad afhar arttflaai Ot'l
Cnm partite. ''" Aw.
Li-etpool Uadoa A Globe tl. 8. BrUi.3l,i
LTeottindoi mitaal Aouk ulaat.H a.don.tAO
1'btfoii, r Hartford, 0oa l.!4 OA-
lanraana Oa. af Honk Amertoa...... t4.,a,T4
North BritUb A Meroaatil U. 8. UrH 1,7 -t, Ml
Hooiiuh Comametatll. 9- llraaeb. 79, 141
WalerUWw . ...... ...rf HI. HI
Travtlart (l.'fe A Awld-t) 4,-tS,4M
GAm mm Maraat Bt app. Ctraft Rataea, fllew
Wld, Pa. , Jaaal, THf,
& Proprietor.
A TaiatTi irmim a raiaaa. . . .
Dear brother, daatb bat called thte front oar
While yet thy day waa la fta mnmiaR hour -WktJa
liia fiuwrd Uka a rirar 'tween iti eonay
' bMika : - .
That verdant won aud bright wlib many a
fiowar. i
Tbnn wut aa aro.aet eaaroher for tba trath .
A faithful toiler In a nohle oauea
A Ibuughtrul man, d'fpit thy Rraiamg ynath ;
A wUe ti pounder of great Natura'i law.
Unt la the mtrlat of life aril anerulni,
The awmmone drvad bn allied that fmn tba
k.artb. i
Af o'er thy work wa tnuae wltk ti-ntlerneni, '
We feal ibat noble Ufa U more tbaa noble birtb.
Aad aa the memory af thy life and deeda
tbinte like a atr in Earth'a tin-darkened aklej,
We feel that well tpooL Uvea are better ereedi
Than e'er tha tuogue or pen of nan devtee-
We aorrow with thy dear one etrloken now ;
But not a thnee who have no llvinji hope (
We know that llewTen'i etarnal auD.biae ligbll
thy brow,
Th ugb we la Earth'a drear dark lion utill mult
We know that thou bait only gone before.
To lead onr Urea up to tht Better Land !
Aud whnn our barie thall reach tha bearenly
We know that thou wilt elarp us by the bead.
And now farewell till Death to n thall come,
And lor ua earthly toili and teari be o'ert
Thfn n the pnaee and ret of Heaven 'i bnme
We'll meet and greet tbee there, to part no more.
Allen U. JfotrHoraa.
Tlie Baltimore Gazette, In diluting
on current events, stales the runs in
tins manner :
"We ctin imagine, iu some future
chilli's hiotorr ol the United Stntna, s
chnpter snmuthing liko this:
Tli ere lived at one time in the .State
ol Ohio a mini named liutliorlonl I).
TTnyes. There was nothing remarka
ble in his appearance or in his charac
ter, except that his countenance was
viKutit and his manner and conduct
pharifiiical. He was much given to
Sunday schools and ten parties, and
acquired thereby a reputation for mor
ality which otood him in good stead,
when ho finally became a political pro
tender, lie had been very fortunate,
as negative men often are, in every
sdveiiltiro of lile ; he had inherited a
fortuno upon which ho had contrived
to escape taxation ; ho had received a
military title which fitted him as tbe
coat of a giant would fit a dwarf; and
had been elected (iovernorcf IheStato,
becauso ho had been too weak to of
fend anybody and had givon no one
reason to fear him in the future.
When tho Convention of tlm rulling
party of that day met at Cincinnati to
noniihato a candidate for Prcr-iJent,
there was n great boltlo of tho giants,
mortally jeulons of each other and
bent upon mutual destruction rather
than tn permit the great prize to be
carried awuy by any one of them. The
celebrated James G. lilalne, whose tall
monnment built Irom the revenues
arising from his political ventures is
OLIO Ol tha lanHmttelf t iKa. Uaine
coast, was ontitled to tho nomination
becauso tho majority of the delegates
really favored him. Bnt there was all
that time reigning in Pennsylvania a
family named Cameron wbese power
then no Republican citizen of that State
dared to resist, but no traco of which
now remains in any portion of that
Commonwealth. A scion of this pow
erful house, not being1 able to mold
him to his ambitious purposes, had de
termined to slaughter Jumes Ci. Klaine.
He manipulated tho votes which would
otherwise have been given to bim and
transferring at the opportune moment
all his strength to the negative man
from Ohio, whom : nobody dreaded,
made him tha nomineo, because he
thought be thought he could use him.
When the election cams on it was
fonnd that Samuel J. Tilden had been
elected Ptcsidcnt. But in three South
ern Status certain bad men, organised
in bodies called Returning Hoards, bad
Eosseasion of tho ballots which had
oon cast ar.d wcro charged with the
duty of adding them up and promtil
gating tha result. These men wore
paid to alter the returns and to pro
claim thoeloctionof tho defeated candi
dates and soldiers were sent to protect
them while they were doing this wick
ed thing. When thesa votes came to
be counted at Washington a large army
was assembled there to overawe tbe
Congress which might otherwise have
undertaken to defeat this bold conspi
racy. And so fraud first triumphed
in American history and the weak and
negativo man from Ohio became, in
name and form, I'residont of tho Uni
ted States. , ,; -,
Hut no sooner had ho got into power
than he forgot tho men who had raised
him to tho bad eminence he occupied
and began to plot against tho party
which had given him its suffrages, lie
turned a deaf ear tn the leaders and
discarded tho very Cameron himself.
It was eurly observed that he had
lallcn into tho hands of a cunning man
from bis own State, who 'imprisoned
his mind' and used all the power of
Ins Auiniiiistralion lor his own pur
poses anc'.ol aUermanadveiiturertrom
beyond tbo seas who filled his empty
head wif b all sort it ol lantastio notions.
Rutin m-ocens of timo, when the fraud
ulent 1'resident discovered that he
could not create a party of his own
and a common danger threatened him
and tha leaders of bis late party, thny
made a pretenso of uniting again. The
coalition, however, was hollow and de
ceptive. Tbe two elements heartily
detested encb other and could never
thoroughly coallesce. The stalwarts,
as tliey were called, endeavored to nse
Liu joa to drivo the pcoplo from the
polls by bayonet anil to put certain
agonts of their own in control ol the
elections, so as to nullify tho popular
will a second time, liut there seemed
to be but one distinct purpose in tho
public mind, and that was, to revcrso
tho great frauds of 1S7G, and to Jill nir-li
by perpetnal exclusion from ofllcial
life all who had taken part in the per
polration ol that awful crime and, in
apito of ovory impediment to their free
dom ol choice, the pcoplo in 1880 turn
ed out tho last one of them neck and
heels. They fell to rise no more, and
tht great liopiiblic had peacefully vin
dicated its right to existence."
The minister aaked the Sunday
school: "With what romarkablo wea
pon did Samson at one time slny tho
rhilistinesr For while there was
no answer, and the minister, to assist
the children litllo, commenced tap
ping his jaw with tho tip of his finger,
at the same timo saying ; "What's this
what's this T" nlck as thought a
little fellow quite innocently replied :
"The jawbono ol an ana, sir."
A yonng lady who bad been mar
ried a little over a year, wroto to her
malter-ol lact old father, saying, "we
have tbe dearest little onltage in the
world, ornarncntod with the most
charming little creepers you oversaw,"
I tie old man read tho loiter and ex
claimed, "twins by thunder." Keo
men itMsTitwion. .
. .:.
t V MAY 00.
Ell Perkins, the famous lecturer, got
into the cars at Cleveland, Ohio, a fow
days B0, when on his way to Chicago,
and took a seat behind an Auntio and
her interesting eix year-old nopbow,
and on arriving at Chicogo, he met tho
editor of tht) 'Jibune and related the
followingi ,j i .,7, .. ,', ,.; , : .. ,. .,
To-day I Hit in a oar-seat on the
Lako Shore road behind a pale, care
worn lady who was taking a little boy
from Ashtabula to Cleveland. As the
littlo boy was of a very inquiring mind,
and as everything seemed to attract
his attontion, 1 could not help listen
ing to some of bis questions.
"What is that, AimtiolV" tho little
boy commenced, pointing to a heap of
yellow corn. , i
"Oh, that's corn, dear," answorcd
tho care worn lody.
"What is corn, Auntio ?"
"Why, corn is oorn, dear."
"Hut what Is corn made of?"
"Why, corn is mado of dirt and wa
ter and air." ,
"Who makes il?" ;
"God makes it, dear."
"Does llo make il in the day time
or in tho night ?" ,
"In both, dear." i
"And Sundays?"
"Yes, all the time."
"Ain't it wicked to make corn on
Sunday, Auntio?"
"Oh, I don't know. Do keep still,
Freddie that's a dear. Auntio is
tirod." '
And, alter remaining quiet mo
ment, littlo Frcddio broke out:
"Whore do tho Rtars eomo from,
"I don't know; nobody knows."
"Do tho moon lay 'cm J"
"Yes, 1 guess so," replied the wick
cd lady.
"Can tho moon lay eggs, too?" '
"I Biiiinosc so. Don't bother me I"
A short silence, when Prcddio broke
out again :
"Kanny Mason says oxins Is a owl,
Auntio, Is they ! ,
"Oh, perhaps so I"
"I think a whole could lay eggs
rlon t you, Auntie r ,
"Oh, yes I guess so!" said tho
sliamelt'BS woman.
"Did you ever sco a whale on his
"Oh, I guess so!"
"Oh, I don't know. Do keep still,
Freddie." And tho lady gavo a sigh
and looked out of tho window.
A moment afterward Frcddio looked
out of tho window and saw a man
milking a cow.
"What is ho doing to tho cow,
Auntio I"' ;
"Milking her, dear.", ,
"Where do they put the milk in
Auntie V . '
"Oh! in her mouth."
"Did you over see them put the
milk in?" ' ' .
"Oh, yes!" ' "
'Where r' '"' " ','
"I mean rio. Freddie, you must bo
quiet; I'm getting crazy f"
"What makes you crazy, Auntio?"
"Oh, dear I you ask so many ques
tions." " ' '
The littlo boy soomcd to be pttr.zled
and thoughtful for a moment; but
soon his curiosity got tbe better ol him,
and, as the cars passed a pasture in
which wore a sheep and a lamb, be
asked: . !
"Where do tho lambs come from,
Auntie?" i ' 1 1 "
"Oh I from tho old sheep. The old
sheep baa them."
"Can littlo boys have lambs ?"
"Certainly. I'll Ictyru havoalamb,
Freddie, when yon got homo."
"Will it hurt mo, Auntie?"
"What hurt you the lamb?"
"No; will it huit me to have it?"
"Oh, Froddie, do stop I You ask
such foolish questions. I'm all worn
out." .. t
"Did you ever have a lamb, Auntie T'
. "Freddie, stop! Don't you speak
again lor ball' an hour I"
Then : tbo poor, worn out woman
sighed, end leaned her head on the
forward seat, whilo Freddie busied
himself by placing his mouth against
the window, and soliloquized in a sing
song tone:,
"Mary had a little Iambi
"Sheep had a littlo Iambi
"Auntie bad a litllo Iambi
"Oh, Auntie I Auntie 1"
, "What is it, Freddie?" asked the
poor woman, waking up. i
: "Did you ever sue a little fly cat
migar?" . j . ! .... - ,
"Yes, dear." . i ',r ,. t '
"Where?'' . . .
"Freddie! sit down on tlm t seat and
be still, or I'll shake you. 1 won't bo
tormented to death. Now, not an
other word !" And tho lady pointed
her finger sharply to the little boy, as
if she was going to stick it through
him. If sli had been a nicked niun
sho would have sworn ; and still, not
withstanding wo have eight million
little boys liko Freddie in the United
States, each one causing more or Icsb
profanity, the Y. M. C. A.'s through
out tho country denounce llerotl as a
binned man, when ho ordered all the
children killed except his own.
Our shepherd must purcliaso his
sheep, and hero coma in a good many
honer-t differences of opinion as to tho
kind which will givo the best results.
Some will buy cheap "Mexicans," ex
pecting to lireed a better quality of
lambs, and then disposool the original
purchase. Others affect the California
stock, which ol lalo years has oomo
into favor iu some quarters. The
weight of opinion, however, would un
doubtedly incline our Aitorprlsing
young runchoro to buy sheep on tho
spot in good condition, and, what is
very important, thoroughly acclimated.
His "bucks" (say about threo to each
hundred ewes) will generally be mo
rinoos. In the Autumn, we will say,
ho begins operations under favorable
auspices, if ist cabin is very plainly
lurtiislied, and bis "corrals, or yards
and sheds, properly constructed and in
readiness. For feeding in stormy
weather be has enough hay safely
stored away ; and after duo care and
inquiry, he has secured an experienced
and competent herder better, an
American, At daylight all hands are
called to breakfast, and soon after tho
bleating flock are moving over tho
range, and the herder, with his canteen
slung over his shoulder, and probably
a book in his pockot, baa whistled to
his shepherd dog and started after
them. During the whole tjy they
graie ea the short grtu, going once
to water; and aitrmooti aoea them
brought back aur to tho corral, In
which, later, n, they are again con
dnerl lnfe night. Day after day,
week tiffr wsok, month after month,,
'-! '
., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY U,' 1 880.': .-Z :
' " "--I' J""1 ''"! M
pass into monotonous round ; and then
tho cold weather comes, and the herder
puts on a thicker coat, and reads less,
and walks about rapidly, and stamps
bis feet for warmth. And then eomo
day, when ho is far away from the
ranch, thoro comes on that dreaded
enemy of sheep, raising a prairiosnow
storm. ' With -but littlo warning ihg
clouds have gathered, and the snow is
fulling in thick and heavy Hakes. Tbo
sheep hurriedly huddle together, and
no powor can make them move. Tho
border may have bad timo to get them
into a gulch, or under a bank ; failing
in this, thorn is nothing lor it but to
stay with them, sometimes a day and
a night, and trust to gelling them homo
when tho storm is over. Not far from
Colorado Springs is a gulch called tho
liig Corral, irr, which more than one
thousand shefp were lost a year or two
ago, having followed each other up to
tho brink, and lallcn over into the
tleep snow. Nor did the Mexican
herder over return to toll tho tnlo, lor
he shared their fato. It is with the
snow storm, indeed, tLat the dark sido
of tbo Colorado shepherd's life is asso
ciated, and tho great tempest of the
Spring of 1878 loll a sorrowful record
behind it. It must ho mentioned that
sheds are an innovation ; that snmo
ranches havo none oven now, and that
beloro they were built tbo sheep wero
exposed, even in tho corrals, to the
fury of tho elements. Per contra, it
should be said that no such storm as
that of March, 1878, has been known
since thoro were any sheep in this part
ol tha country, On this occasion thou
sands and tbousunds of sheen periribed.
Tho snow was eleven feet deep in the
corrals, and sheep were dug out alivo
after being buried for two and even
three weeks !, Their vitality seems very
great, and many perish, not from tbo
pressure of the snow, but from suffoca
tion caused by others fulling or crowd
ing upon them. It is asserted that
they sometimes, while still buried,
work their way down to the grass and
feed thereon. Hut our shepherd has
taken care to have plenty of shedn, and
he knows, too, that by tlio doctrino ol
chunces ho need not count on such u
storm mora than once in ton years,
aud he faces the Winter with a stout
heart. W henevur it is possihlo to send
tho sheep out, the herder takes tlicm
dcHpito tho weather ; but when that is
impossible or indiscreet, they are led
at home.
In May comes "lambing," and the
extra bands are busily occupied in
taking euro of tbo young lambs. With
their mothers, they are separated from
tho rest of tho flock, find, in small
"bunches," then in larger ones ; and in
October thoy are weaned. In Juno
comes shearing an easy and simple
operation ; and, if neod bo, "dipping"
or immersing the slock in great troughs
containing it solution of tobacco or
lime, cures the "scab," and completes
the roar programme. l)ur shepherd
sella his wool, counts the increase oi
his flock afecr weaning, and if, as is to
bo hoped, ho is a g'tod bookkeeper, he
sits down and makes up his accounts
lor the year. It is bard to pieture a
groator contrast than that which ex
ists between tho sheep and tho cattle
business, tho freedom and excitement
of tbo latter bearing about tho same
relation to tho humdrum routine of the
former as does tho appcaranco of the
great herd ol often noblo-looking oni
mnls widely scattered evor tho plains,
and roaming sometimes for months by
themselves, to that of the timid flock
bleating in tho corral, and frightened
at the wavmgofa piece of whilo paper.
And then to think of the dilferenco be
tween tho life of the "cow-puncher"
(nt bo calls himself ), riding his spirited
liorso in tho company of bis lellows,
and that of tho herder, on foot and in
solitude, is enough to make us wonder
now men can oo lotion lor the one,
while there is tho slightest chance ol
sociinng the other. Jlarper'f Magazine.
Wasiunhton Finr Year Ago.
Pennsylvania avenue the Appian
Way of our Republic was graded
whilo Jefferson was President, at a
cost of 914,000 ; ho personally super
intended the planting of four rows ol
Loin hardy poplars along that portion
of it between the Capitol and the White
House a row along each cuthrilono,
and two equi-dislunt In Iho roadway,
which was thus divided into three
farts, Unter den Linden, at Merlin,
n tha winter and spring tho driveway
w ould ollen be full of mud holes, some
of them axle-deep, and some of the
cross streets would bo almoxl impassa
ble boils of rod clay, worked by pass
ing horses and wheels into a thick
mortar. On one occasion, when Mr.
Wohtttcr and a friend undertook to go
to Georgetown in a hackney coach to
attend a dinner party, tlio vehicle got
stuck in a mud hole and the drivor
had to carry his pussengers, one at a
time, to the sidewalk,-where they
stood until tbo empty carnago could
be pulled out. Mr. Webster, in nar
rating this incident years afterwards.
used to laugh over bis fears that Ins
bearer would fall beneath his weight
and ruin his dress suit. John Ran
dolph used to call Pennsylvania avenue
"tho great Sorbonian bog," and decant
on tho dangers ol a trip over it, to or
from tho Union hotel at Georgetown,
the large sisgn with seals on tho
top, called tho "Unyal George." .rn-
Miliy Atlantic.
What Hi Wanted. As ho walked
into tho grocery store tho clerk leaned
over the counter and asked him what
he wanted.
"Do I look as though in neod of any.
'1 thought perbaiis you wanted
somo potatoes," tho clerk said apolo-
"Is there anything peculiar about
my oyes, noso or tooth which seem lo
suggest a lack of potatoes on my
part I ".i
'1 don t know that there is.
'Can you conslruo tho appearance
ol tho lnho of my left ear into an ad
mission that at the present moment I
am out of wino-jelly and cucumbers?!
Can you infer from the disheveled
state of my hair that my children were
at homo crying for soft crabs and to
matoes? Well, I didn't suppose you
could. I don't want to buy anything ;
but 1 will be obliged to yen if you will
lend me your coal shovel for an boar
or two."
It was handed out to h'un.
"Somo moro choese, please," said a
small boy ol eight to his papa at din
ner. "No, my child," was tho reply of
the prudent parent; "you have already
had enongli. t lien I was a child 1
hod to eat my broad and smell my
cheese." "Well,' said sonny, "please
give mo a pieco to smell." Portland
In extremes Tat (in a drcadlullv
dilapidated condition) "Do yoi buy
rags and bones hero ! Merchant
"We do, Sir." Pal "Thin, be Jabors,
fmt mson theschknles!"
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avn?. v-Akw-U . vino - .Av'A7Vt.- j
ta ft -J
.Tobacco cqssumpTiqX axd
',.:. : ..rMQDcci:ios,;U.:';ul
vi -i i- ' at.'
, Tho consumption of Louicco, id each
of tho forms in which it, is used, in
creases much luster than tho popula
tion of this or any foreign country
does. In each succeeding generation
there is a larger nroportiau of peitons
who tmulto uu j chevy timo )ii vliu pre
vious one. , As a rule, liny -couimenuu
earlier tn Jifo, and if. thny do not. cou
tinue lougur, it is lor,, lack ol years.
What pasaes for moderation in tha a so
oi tobacco, would havo becu culled ex
ecs a' lew years. go ;lloys smoko
"lung nines ' whilo. they still wear
jackets. No passenger train is com.
plclc. that docs not contain aUcanlone
smoking car. On many of the street
cars, in our largo , titifis, Iho persons
with pipes or cigars jn their mouths
otitnuntbor those who are Jqt .smok
ing Tho expenses of the General
Government nro, in a great measure,
paid by the tax on tobacco, while shops
tor the sale ot articles required by per
sons who use the weed in some form
are as numerous as grocories.
This is not tho piuco to moralize on
these facts. Thoy ore, however, highly
suggeslivo to farmers who, liko mor-
ohants, should study to supply the
demands ot tho market. Farmers, as
a rule, do not exhibit tbo sagacity of
merchants in this respect. Ihey olton
go on year after year raising crops that
scarcely pay tbo expense or produo.
tion, and omit to give attention to
those on which there is a wide margin
of profit. They also dovoto tho usual
number of acres to crops that are
greatly in excoss ot tha demand. Man.
ufaclurors and traders are "wiser in
their generation" thun tho sons of the
plow in tboso respects. They make
and purchase only those articles which
they are qnito certain will sell at re
munerative prices. Thoy study closely
to find out what particular "line of
goods" will bo in tho greatest demand,
and Bbapo their actions accordingly.
The enterprise of farmers in entering
on any new branch of business does
not favorably compare with that ot
manufacturers and traders. ; ,, .
The outlook for tobacco as a field
crop may bo thus described : J bo
amount required for homo consump
tion and export is increasing In a larger
ratio than population is. In many
foreign countries tho Government re
stricts, limits, or entirely prohibits the
production of tobacco. In most por
tions of this country where tobacco
was produced in enormous quantities
at an early day, the soil has become so
impoverished that it is now only used
with great dillicully. ; liven by tbo
employment of expensive commercial
fertilizers tho crop produced is com.
paratively small in quantity and poor
as regards quality. . Tobacco impov.
erishes tho soil to a groatur extent than
any ordinary field crop, and, unloss
suitublo fertilizers can bu obtained nt
A reasonable cost, there soon comes a
necessity Inr abandoning the old fields
and for seeking now plaoes suitable 6r
its growth. The occasion for this
change has already arrived in nearly
all the States whero tobacco was the
leading crop half a century ago.' 1
Tobacco is adapted to a very wide
range of latitude. Its cultivation ex
tends from tho equator to tho most
It has boon produced with more or less
profit in every Stato and Territory in
tho country. That tho crop receives
very great amount ol attention- in
in auother, is chiefly due to aooidoetsl ioonfusion of msjestro ruin and modern
circiiimtlanous.. Tho farmers in a neigh- shabblness, and beyond all, back even
borhood, town or county olten bectitnejof tho great dome of St. Peter's which
Interested In tho culture of tobacco crowns the distance, tho Albao bills
through the Instrumentality of one standing up against the blue all this
man who sowed a thimbleful of soed or
procured a lino plant from a distant
locality, r.xpcrimcnts careiully con
ducted, but on a scalo so small as to
require but little labor or expense,
would determine the suitableness ot tho
soil and ulimnte of other localities for
tho production ot tobacco. It is sumo
what singular that systematic experi
ments have not been carried on over a
wido extent ol territory. ' ' '(. ' .
' Tobacco possesses suventl peculiar
advantages ovor most field crop.. The
value of the product ot tobacco grown
on an ncro is very largo, as compured
with that ot oorn, potatoes, or any qt uliiidren, in which Santa Clans was
thosmull grains. Tobsceo requires anlkod of, was listened to by tbu pas
considerable amount ol labor, but it is Hcngers. Tho mother told bur littlo
hiefly of the lighter sort, that can be
pcrlormed by persons uut siilllcieiillv
strong to do the heavy work demanded
for many crops. Most of tho workr of
preparing the crop for market may be
done on rainy days and during the
Winter, when there is no other remun
erative employment in which limners
can engage. Tobacco buyers gener
ally travel about tho country, and in
eoiiseqncncu of this practice producers
are relieved nf the trouble, expense and
risk ol sending their crop to a distant
market.' Persons in the vioinily ot
towns where nianuro can be obtained
at cheup rates can produce largoquonti
tics of tobacco on a very smnll amount
of land. Chicago Timet.
, : BLAQKIiMlU.,.i ,...;;
Tho blacksmith has sometimes been
called tbo king of mechanics, and tins
is tho way ho is said to have earned
the distinction : '"
The story goes that, during the
building of Solomon's Temple,, that
wise ruler decided to treat the artisans
employed on his famous edifice to a
banquet.' Whilo the men were enjoy
ing the good things bis bounty had
provitlud, King Solomon moved about
from table to table, endeavoring to bn.
come better acquainted with his work
men, lo ono he said:
"My friend, what is our trado f"
"A carpenter." .; ' 1
"And who make your tools ?"
"The blocksmitb," replied th car
pentor. ' . '.
To another Solomon said :
'What is your trado ?" and the re
ply was:
"A mason.
"And who make your tools?" ;
"Tho blacksmith," replied tho mason,
A third stated that he was a stone
cutter, and that tho blacksmith also
mado bis tools. The fourth man whom
King Solomon addressed was the black
smith himself. He was a powerful
man, with bared arms, on which tha
muscles stood out iu bold relief, and,
seemingly, almost as hard as the melal
ho worked.
"And what Is your trade, my good
man," said tho King.
"Hlscksmith," laconically replied the
nisn of the anvil and sled jo. .
"And who make your tools."
."Mako 'oin myself," said tho black
smith. Whereupon King Solomon Immedi
ately proclultned him the King of
Mechanic, bet-sue be eould not only
msko bis own tools, but all other arti
san! were forced to go to him to have
their tools mado The BlachtmJIh end
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l" Hut (A eonrsci wo find it at last, tho
home waiting for as in tbe heart of
old Rome; and our days of vexatious
houso buuting arc forgotten in its cosy
comfort. , And as our sweet, lazy pa
drona Is not long married, sho has rot
had time to make stieii an overwhelm
ing collection of furniture and brie at
brae. - Thore arc, positively only .'ottr
pictures in tbo saloon, and gilding U
represented in two small eauueUbra
and a French slock!" Il Our marble
Lopped bureaus only had handles to
the drawers, and our easy chair were
not so poorly made that we or al
most ufraid to it down in them, we
should bo quite content. ; As for the
"daily bread," fresh rolls, milk and but-'
ter aro delivered at onr door every
morning; dinnors come smoking hot
from a restaurant in a tin trunk on a
man's head. How bo manages to
mount safely our seventy-two steps
and never tip over the kettle of coals
into tho soup tureen wo can t imagine.
With markols giving us froab fruits,
docs not it all seem like the perfection
ot easy housokocping? It will be van
ity and vexation of spirit in two
months, 1 foresee ; and we shall chango
from ono restaurant to another to get
a chango of fare, and throw ourselves
finally on tha tender mercies of onr
padrona to cook our own dinnors as
wo like, and ruliuva us from such an
Italian combination aa came only yes
terday mush and snusagrs on tho
same plate.
I But the charm ol Italian life comes
on us even in thuso early days. It is
something, if you must be so prosuic
as to enter old Itomo by a railway, to
find that the depot Is put down on tho
map as a part of tho old boths of Dio
cletian; and house hunting, with bur
ried glimpses as one goes from street
to street, of Trajan's lorum, and the
fountain of Trovi, and the Tiber, is
calculated to stir strangely ono's fan
cy. 'And the pietiiresquencss of the
streets strikes one at once. What
with priests and soldiurs and the pas
sion of tho woman for brightness, they
aro all II Ic unit color. Priests in brown,
priests in white, priests in scarlet ,' sol-
diors with an opulent variety of tini-
lorm, and plumes and tassels and sil
ver braid enough to rum a modest
Government. Is it because war is in
itself so little alluring that soldiers are
always so gay ? Or is it tho Inst rem-1
nant of the timo when men rivalled
women in the splendor of their dross ?
Wu aro all gelling of lato years to a'
monotonous uniform of dark colors.!
Wo shrink even from a too gav flower
or ribbon to brighten our sombre
robes. But Roman women havo no
such scruples and the rainbow scarfs,
tho bright plumes and ornaments they
wear, are pretty to sco uil seem suit
ed to this sunny air. And tho life and i
variety of the streets is their charm to
a Northorn mind. Kven while 1 write
a baud sounds in tho distance and I
soo down the long street a troop of gay
soldiers. A half hour ago a vague,
sonorous chanting rose to our windows, j
and below was tho long line of priests
ncnriug tbe dead to but borne. All in
brown robes, bareloot and bearing long
wax tapors, their Chant, their dark
procession, bad in it something weird
and Impressive.' -''" ,
R"t tbe charm ol the dead city one
iocls most, perhaps, Irom the public
jdeosuro grounds on the Pincian ilill.
Tho vision of all tboso domes and spires
is enicniated to touch the most pro
saioj and the pmpor historic emotions
for which so olten one pines in vain,
trotno ol themselves. Good Company..
Tho Bradford AVir Era is responsi
ble for tho following : On Christmas
ov. as the Night Kxprsss on the Erio
Ruilroad lelt New York City, there
were seated in a far a poor woman and
her two children, aged about l and 5
years, going to tho far Wost. A con
versation between the mother and
blue eyed daughter that as they wero
In the cars Santa Clans could not givo
them an)' presents, because tho train
was running too fust for him to get on.
This statement cast a sbadu of gloom
over the bright faced children. They
snt for somo timo in meditative silence.
It was soon observed that tlio littlo
travelers wore grow ing sleepy, Tein s
gathered in many eyes as the littlo
otics knelt oa tho car-cushions to lisp
thoir evening prayers. The littlo girl
said "ptcaso tell good Santa Clans that
wo aro on this train going to see papa,
and if lie can to pot somo presents in
littlo Josio's and Maggie stockings
hanging up on the car window. Allien."
Tho children then hung up their tiny
stockings by tho car window. In a
lew miniiles moro they were sound
aslocp in the arms or their mother.
After it pause a gentleman in front of
Ihum spoke to tbo passengers as fol
lows : "Von have heard tho prayers
of these two children. Now, 1 will give
tl toward making them happy when
they wnke in the morning." It then
passed his hat around the car and col
lected ti7i. Lie next bought snt
candy, oranges and figs, and a picture
book lor each, which, with two more
silver dollars, ho placed in the littlo
stockings. When they awoke In tho
morning and saw their stockings lull,
tho little girl exclaimed :, "Oh, mama,
sco what .Santa Claus has found us be
cause wo prayed I"
LoANtNti Ft:m ano Finest. -Tbo
Pall Mall (Kngland) (Incite say : A
new trade has sprung up in Paris.
Furs are the fashionable wear I hut
Winter, aud it is now a business to bir
them out by the day, or oven by tbe
hour. This industry flourishes princi
pally Irt the quarter of Notre Dame do
Loretta, which uboands tn tratmiei
whore gnmos of chanoe may bo In
dulged iu, and in lending shops where
luckless gamoslers can raiso money on
thoir apparel at a moment's notice. It
is so common tor a man (or woman) to
rush from the trnUtrCe to th nearest
"lending short,", and there tlopomt his
(or her) furs as a security for a trifling
loan, that the business of lurhiring has
grown quite naturally out ol the prac
tice Th pawnbroker always retain
possession ol the plotlge for twenty-four
hours at luoat, and often for weeks at
a time ; and whilo it is in his bonds
ha does not soruple to lend it out to
persons in momentary want of finery
and not able to indulge themselves
otherwise. - Thus, trading in a stock
not actually hi own, be get A doable
return lor hi money namely, on in
terest of 331 por cent, on the original
loan and tbo hire of tho furs that have
been left as security.
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TERMSt$2 per twun Is Adfauoc.
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Tho thumhemf fnc-ts a pnpll learns divlduals who, like tho throe tailors ot
u by no means tho .measure, of his Tooley street, aro ever ready to consti
success, .-.-h: i.i- ,,...., taU) themselves the Nation. Bcarcoly
, "rt-tr1 " 'Til ' had Mr, Potter t,een bowed out of tho
M)ur moniber ,of Congress, IJon. SrJcoutitrythauMr.JohnJacobHolyooke,
U..Vociim, has our thanks Jut vslua.iIMr,otlisr"M. V.? of a somewhat larger
We educational drtcnreenis. j !r,.,l,n. (hai) his predecessor, inadeliis
.' . -.T V n .. . ' - .. Ai,liMUljii, 'ICJiir miim1 li.Jii, l,.rV..H
ilrady.towncuiu.tMchers IM tlioir
tnuith Institute meeting at tho Hitrl
kcr school bpu?b on aturtlayunu-
e M.i K.e-avr.st.4 " .in -1 I .
s. w.J. M li Oil, ' " . r i i .
' Tho griod Tamils' arirjing from' Di
rectors allowing their teachers tho time
lor attending the Institute wo manl
iest in the success of our last meeting.
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Three., hundred -and thirty-three
ICOChpra. m atUindajieo.at tM. West
moreland County Institute sent our
teachers greeting by telegraph on
Christmas Day. '
Two hundred and ten teachers, thir
ty Directors, and more than fifty dis
tinguished educators from a distance
enrolled thcmsclvoB as members of the
latd Teachers' Institute '
Mr. A. K. Woolridge, of West Clear
field, and James Davidson, ol Centre
School, in Lawrenco township, were
tho recipients of handsomo holiday
gilts at tlio hands of thoir pupils.
' The small representation of Direc
tors on Directors' day was attributa
ble to tho fact that both Christmas and
a hauling snow required their presence
at homo. Wo had a number of letters
of regrets from those who were unable
to attend.
The Institute Kxpoeilion was pro
nounced by all to nave been as line a
display of teachers' and scholars' work
as could havo been found anywhere.
Prof. Raub said he never Baw its equal
in this or any other Stato. We hope
this may be but tbe (ingot board to
greater achievements in this direction.
A very pleasant event occurrol at
(lie Radaker School, In Brady town
ship, on New Year's Day, in the woy
of a pleasant distribution of Now
Y'oar'B gifts. Tho usual holiday tree
was placed in tho room ladoned with
all forms of presents for pupils and
teacher contributed by tho teacher
aud patrons of tbe district. A large
crown ol visitors wcro presont to aid
In making it enjoyablo for the children.
Addresses appropriate for the occa
sion wero delivered by, Prof. L. E.
Weber, of Philipsburg, and Rev. Tay
lor, of Lntliersburir. Tho teacher.
Miss Sadie Morgan, received a number
of valuable presents, which is evidence
of tho place sho holds in tho affections
oi the people of the district, "f was a
memorable day for Kadakor school.
Mr. J. P. Spackman, ft fellow-teacher,
and citizen of Graham township, died
at bis home on Saturday, December
At7tn. row persons achieve a more
brilliant record in the touchers' pro
fossion than tho subject of this sketch
llo commenced the labors of the
teacher at an early ago, and the skill
ana genius displayed in bis school man
agement was truly remarkable , His
natnral thoughts and progressive mind
soon won for him an enviable reputa
tion which resulted in bis bcinir called
from tbe ordinary district school to
the Principalsbip of tbe graded schools
ot jsenezctte, r.lU county, which post
tion ho held when he died. His lifo
was pure and spotless, and his loss ir
reparable in tho lamily oircle, as well
as ill the circle of educational workers.
V. E. Krotzer, teacher of the Mill
sonbnrg School, reports for the second
month, ending December 18th, as fol
lows; Whole number enrolled during
month, SO; porcent. of attendance, 92.
Fourteen attended every day. Four
attended sixteen days. ,
K. C. Haley, tefcoher ot (ilea iiope
School, reports for the second month,
ending December 18th, as follows:
Wholo number enrolled, 70; aversgo,
67 ; average from beginning of term
till dnto, ol) ; per cent, of attendance,
92; number of visitors recoived, 15;
visits from Directors, 1; number of pu
pils that missed no time, 42.
Sadio Morgan, teacher of Radakor
School, in llrady township, reports for
montu ending is.ti, as lollows : Whole
number enrolled, 43 : per cont, of at
tendance, 90 : average attendance, 85 ;
mi seed no lime during month, IU J
visits from patrons, 6 ; pupils detained
by sickness, 2. The literary exercises
held ou Jsw tear s Day in connection
with our holiday trco wero a complote
success. - .
Elms M. Read, tcacherofflofrSohool,
in Itlooin township, reports for month
ending Deocmber 2uth, as lollows :
Wholo number enrollod, 2o ; porcent.
of attendance, 1110 ; visits from Direc
tors, 1 ; addresses delivered to school,
2: visits from patrons, 7 ; pupils de
tained by sicknoss, 1 ; number who at
tended every day, 0 ; number missed
one day each, 3. A number attended
every day aftor being admitted. Very
few tardy marks. ; ,
Mamie A. Irvin, t cue liar of Fruit
Hill School, In Jordan township, re
ports for month ending December 1 1 th,
as follows: Whole number enrolled,
29 ; per cent, of attendance, 88 ; visits
Irom Hi rue tors, 1 addresses delivered
lo school, tt ; avorago attendance, 24 ;
missed no time during month, 6 ; visits
from patrons, 7 ; pupils detained by
sickness, 1. Twolisve missed no time.
Two have missed but one day. Sev
eral others have missed no timo since
W,T. Spackman, teacher ol Para
dise School, in Lawrence township, re
ports for month ending December ISth,
as follows: Whole number enrolled,
44 ; por rent, of attendance, 85 ; visits
from Directors, 0; addresses delivered
to school, 2 ; average attendance, 3G ;
missed no time during month, 13 ;
Visits from patrons, 11 ; pupils detain
ed by sickness, 0. One visit from
County Superintendent
- A diploma wo awarded tho teacher
for having the bust kept report books
at Insiituto Fair. Snp't.
Ida Mullen, teacher of Pleasant
Ridgo School, in Knox townshio. re
port tor the month ending November
lHlh, an loiiowo ? Whole number in at
tendance, 20 ; average attendance, 20;
per cent, ot attendance, 78. Eight pu
nil attended tvery day of tbe month.
iho second month ended Decern Iter
ltith. The report is as follows : Wholo
number lit attendance, 20 ) average at
tendance, 20 ; per cent, ol attendance,
81 Six pupils came 22 days oacb, and
four came 21 day each. Sickness kept
quite a numk-r at bonis during tit
latter part of the first month, nod the
tlret ol the second month.
(11 an ol' iruala o J a lan J
tn a m . .
of flunkios if tho most demonstrative
portion of our complex society is to be
taken at a type of the Nation. Thore
are many worthy people in all our
large cities who eeek continually for
something or somebody to lionize, and
they are ever ready to bow down be
fore anything foreign. .
i These poopie havo been active of late,
and havo devoted their gush to some
very commonplace Knglisti visitors for
lack of something moro prominent to
worship. First thoy "kotowed" boforo
a Mr. Tlmtnas Baylcy Potter, tilth
rate member of tho British Parliament,
seat without
ouiuuius.aiid is
for savins noth
ing. Still, he writes "M . P." after bis
name, and the magic initials proved
somelhingraoro thau an "open sesame"
to A morican soeioty thoy com mended
the hnmatss of stine ri.mnMtr.iiv in
, Uioaot t,,i. to this new lion. Thcv
dined an wined and feted him ; tho
flunkey pros interviewed hint as
though ho dropped down from a better
wrrld to mingle for a timo with mor.
lais. .:;," , r.::",,"', ;
- Tit Holyoaka guaii Lo '.not had
time to snbsida before the arrival of one
George Augustus Sala bos catlod it into
aolive pUy again. ili. Sala i a Lon
don newspaper man, who Is at present
attached. to jhe staff of tb Patfy Tele
graph. As a journalist he 'has aYair"
record, and would perhaps, rank as a
second or third-class msn in New
York, liut Mr. Sala, as a cockney.
swells into a personage ol vast impor
tance wnen no comes to Amonca. lie
is treated to the same nauscalinrz dose
ol flnnkeyism as tho M. P.'s. and tho
press has interviewed him. With that
charming modesty so characteristic ot
the Londoner be tells tbe interviewer
how immeasurably inferior tbe Ameri
can press is to tho newspapers of En
gland and France. And this passes
for a scintillation of genius, and the ob
sequious crowd only gush the more.
. isn t it about time that this tendency
to worship foreigners wore checked f
Who over hours of Americans being
treated in such a style in Europe ? We
nave in onr miast gentlemen who are
distinguished in every walk ol lifo, wbo
are grander in thoir democratic sim
plieity than tbe aristocracy ot Europe,
and who have cithoroccupicd or aspired
to positions more prominent and pow
erful than Kuropean thrones, yot when
they visit the Old World thoy are
never exposed to tho vulgar adulation
which our people are so found of bo
stowing upon foreigners in evory way
their inferiors. Self respect ought to
dictate a less demonstrative oourso to
wards visitors who moroly borrow the
lion's Bkin when they visit America,
and cannot keep down their oars long
to deceive men of sense as to their
true character. Washington Post.
An Oil City man purchased a neat
gold bracelet for his wife's Christmas
present and carried it home in his
pocket to dinner. While there, as his
wife informed a neighbor, she found it,
opened tho packago, and, seeing what
it was, replaced it with the remark :
"The old darling is going to givo il to
mo for a present." The good man, un
conscious ot evil, concluded in the af
ternoon to return tbo bracelet and
when Christmas came to givo his wifo
the money instead. And the storm that
gathered ovor that man's head when
his wife wanted to know where that
bracelet Is bo had in his pocket on
day stirred the household to it very
Three thousand million pounds of
beet sugar wore made in Europe last
year. The institution of this industry
was one of the Napoleonic ideas. The
illustrious first Emperor of France de
votod much time and attention to the
introduction and development of boot
culture among the French agricultur
ists for sugar making, and he was
roundly ridiculed for it. The import
ance which tht branch of sugar pro
duction has assumed, and tbe prospect
of its great extension wherever cli
maito and other conditions favor it,
afford a handsomo vindication of tho
practical wiBdom of tho groat Corsican.
A drunken lawyer oo going into a
church, was observed by the ministor
who addressed bim thus :
"I will bear witness against you at
tho day of judgment."
' Tho lawyor shaking his head with
drunkon gravity, said :
"1 havo practicod at the bar for
twenty-five years, and always found
the greatest rascal to turn State' evi
dence." : . t :
Lady Grace Lowthor, a Scotch noble-woman
now in New York, will
havo something to boast ol when sho
returns to hor native healhor. She has
lately returned from a hunting trip
with her husband In tho Far West,
during which she rodo 1,700 mile on
horseback, shot a grizzly, hundreds of
buffalo and other minor gamo.
i "After Grant, ompire, by I" ex
claims thai impel ii"us son of Georgia,
Gon. Robert Toombs. Continuing, ho
Says: Once in there (the White House)
you might as well try to tear Ihe light
ning from its seat in tbo clouds as to
get him out. Hut let it oome. Grant
and the empire. That is the prophecy
of an unrepentant rebol !"
The following startling treat was
mode uso of tho other day, by an ox
citod pugilist : "I'll twist yon rouud
your own neck and ram you down
) our own turosi, until mere is notuing
ett of you but tho extreme ends ol
your shirt collar sticking out of your
oyes. Jin opponent lelt.
A good lady who, on the death of
her husband, married hi brother, ha
a portrait of th former banging in
her dining-room. One day a visitor,
admiring the painting, asked : "1
that A member of yourfamily r "Oh,
that' my poor brother in law," was
tho genious reply.
In conducting a school, keep promi
nently before your pupils th import
ance of thorough work ; of laying deep
and broad tbe foundation ol true
manhood, combining both intelligence
and virtue.
In selecting hair for butter, car
should be taken to have the hair cor
respond with the batter. Dairy maid
who pay any attontion to style will do
well to make a note ol this.
A mole accidentally got into the
grain-hopper of a grist-mill and wa
ground np. II -was ground mole
when he went in, and he certainly wa
when ho eamo out.
"Ah, Mr. Simpkina, we have not
chairs enough for our company," said
a gay wile to her frugal husband.
"Plenty ol chain, my dear, bnt littlo
too much company."
"liow nicely this corn pops," said a
young man who was sitting with hi
sweetheart beloro the lire. "Yes," oh
responded, demurely, "If got over
boing green."
An Irish lover remarked that it ts a
great ploasure to be alone, "especially
whin yer swsteheart I wld ye."
. Old settler Th egg-shells thrown
out of the rorTse pot. ' u '

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