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J. 11. ODER & BRO.,
ELEVENTH YEAR.—NUMBER 25.
j Isselltneoas Advertisement.
DR.C. Cr /XCOBS,
PRACTITIONER OF
MEDICINE AND SURGERY
OFFICE in Paul’s Or era House build
ing. Main street. Frostburg. Md.
CHARGES VERY REASON ABLE.
Get 23 -T
lisr o x i c e .
Mr. JOHN BTODDART ii the author
ised scent for the Pittslwrp t.al/nr
IW4u?m for this scctios. All persons
wishing to set'lo their subscriptions or re
■ew the same.--an do so by calling on him
at JOHN CHAMBERS’ store. [Oct 8
KENNY HOUSE,
Piedmont, Mset Via.,
T. KENNY, - Proprietor.
r |'Hlß Hotel hasone oflhe direst Sample
1 Rooms on hue of B. &O. railroad.
Oct 8-y
CATARRH
\\ r HICH has withstood all treatment
Vl and if of twenty years standing
please call at
DR. RUHL’9 OFFICE.
tSTFees paid when cured.
Not 12-1 f
• axooo ■
Will bo paid If anr Impurities or mineral
m substance are found la Pkkl’NA, or for any g
case It will not euro or help. 53BSSS3ESJI
_ Pjckuna Is purely a vegetable compound.
• It Is not (Mnialled nv *ll7 or all other modi- •
cine* combined. Tills la strong laiuruacre.
- lint. It 1-. .nut. ■■■■■
I’lii'TVA In being more extensively pro- ■
scribed b/ I ■ nest physicians than anvotln-r
• half-dozen remedies known to thoprofeulCL. 9
Pbiuitna iMKltlvrly euros consumption and
m all oilier languid heart diseases. SSSSSSSSSZ m
m For intermittent fever, rhllla and fever, *
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0 No matter what your disease la, where Id- |
rated, be you young or old, male or female,
gout once for ITui na. - lm '■ ! ,
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• you ami them, bund f.r ajuunpblut. $
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• Keep your bowels and pelvic organs regu- m
IAT With
Dtcd-v
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EMPOUIDM.
The Latest Novelties in
Boots and Shoes
sre now displayed on hit counters. Every
style of CJEJiTLKMKN’N MATS
AND ( APK AT LOW PRICES.
I also keep constantly on baud a large
anpply of leather and Hhoe rind
ing*. An inapocilou of my stock belore
purchasing is requested.
TRUNKS A SPECIALTY.
WILLIAM THOMAS,
Main street, Fmathurg, Md.
t#“Agent for tho Peerless Remington |
Sewing Machine. [May 7-tf
184* I swa
Ounarrt Steamship Co.,
LIMITED,
I>ETWEEN NEW \ i IRK AND LIT
AEHI’OOL, calling at Queenstown each
way. Proposed sailings from Pie. 40,
North River, New York :
Parthia... ...Wednesday Dee. 7
Serrie. 11 “ 14
Bothnia “ “28
Gallia “ J n. 4
Catalonia “ “ 11
Servia “ “ 18
Parlliis “ “ 25
Bulimia “ Feb. 1
Scythia “ “ 8
Catalonia “ “ 15
Proposed savings from Prince’s Land ng
Stage, Liverpool;
Gallia Saturday Dec. 17
Catalonia “ “ 24
Servia “ “ 81
Panbia “ Jan. 7
Bothnia “ “ 14
Scythia “ “ 21
Catalonia “ ....... “28
Cahin passage, *BO and 81 OB gold :
Storage, *4B.
lUOB. G. PORTER,
Dec 8 Frosthuig, M.l
BookslBooks!
WALTERS. SPILL
Respectfully can the attention of
the citizens of Frostburg and vicin
ity to his large and handsome assort
ment of
Genuine Novelties
To he found in no other establishment in
town. His slock consists of (he latest
American and Imported Attractions m
the way of
TOYS. .
Also a coinjlfete lino of ALBUMS—
Photograph, Autograph ant’ Floral.
CHINA GOODS
Of every description for the eseoitore;
BOOKS entertaining and instructive;
School Books a specially.
HUNDREDS OF NOTIONS.
Would also afk an impectlons of my
PICTURES, fully believing that yon will
purchase before leaving.
Nuts. Fruits and Choice Confectionery
always on band.
WALTER B. SPILL,
Main Street, Frostburg, Md.
Jsnfltf
FROSTBURG, ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1882.
Miscellaneous Advert Icemests.
BIDS WANTED!
\\ T ANTED bids for ne bnndred
v v Christ nut telegraph poles
thirty feet long and not 1. ss thin six
itches diameter at small end, to be deliv
ered aloog the lino ol • ike between Clarrs
vi 1c and 1 rosthnrg. Bid* will be opened
at th Teh phone Exclmngs In Cumber
land, February 15, 1882. The company
reserve the right to rcjict any and all
b ds. JOHN A BLATTAU,
Supt. Cumber laud Telephone Company.
Fib 4-2 t
ALLAN LINE
STEAM BETWEEN
BA LTIMOKKdeI.Iv fin POOL
Calling at
HALIFAX and QUEENSTOWN.
Each way
The splendid Screw Steamers of the above
Line will run as follows.
From
Tons. Baltimore
HIBERNIAN, 4334
NOVA SCOTIAN, 3300
CASPIAN, 3000
And thereafter from Baltimore every fort
night. . V
All steamers are appointed to leave Ba •
timore nt 9 a. m., on their advert.sed
dates.
Steerage Passage to or from Liverpool
Loi.donoerry, Glasgow , Queenstown Bel
fast, Bristol, Cardiff, &c., at Lowest
Rate Very best accommodations lor
Steerage and lulermedihte Passengers.
An experienced u geon.sallam ed to each
vessel, luiermeumie and Steerage steward
esses carried by each steamer for lire pur
pose of attending to the wants of the le
mules ami childreu. For lurlber particu
lars or passage lic<ets to and from Great
Britain, apply to
A. SCHUMACHER & CO.,Baltrm Te; or
in Frostburg to J. JANDORF,
Feb 24-v Vain Stree
Valu. bl> cstimonials.
C'atnrrli.
Mt. Savage, Ali.koant Oocntt, |
October 24th, 1881 (
Bear Sir .-—This cent ties (hat I had (or
years been suffering with Cat rrh in tho
Lead an - Rrom li tis, au<l irad trie.l seven
doc'ors, at ditfurei.t times, but got no re
lief Irum any of them 1 saw your circu
lar ami co icluded to give y u a trial, which
I did lo my satisfaction, for lam now a
weilman. Some of lue physicians in fact
gave me up ns incurable, fur 1 was spitting
Mood; had a heavy cough ami slwi.ys fe't
like going lo sleep. I ha euiedyour
a edicines as von directed and found them
the only medicines th t gave me any relief.
I remain yours with respect,
Theodors Hall.
Consumption.
Lonaconino, Aug. 18,1881.
Dr. J. Buhl- 1 am very proud to inform
you that 1 feel a great deal better In health
since I began tukiugyour medicine. Foil
ing more eumfoi table and easv—l expect
to be able to cotqu up and visit yon in *
few weeks. Il I ner.mie ill again I wil
let you know oy letter.
I remain yours respectfully,
John Youirn.
Washington, D. C., Oct 12,1881.
Dr Ruin, -.—Dear Sir —l suppose yon
think I am very neglectful in uol writing
lo you about in health. As Ibis Is tl.e tint
chi.uee I have h d I hasten <o write you a
few lines, and as we have gum in business
it lakes all our lime away from us or I
wouk. have written sooner. I am feeling
j veiy well since I’ve been borne. 1 omy
cough once in a while; 1 have some of ths
medicine yet. I think in a short time 1
will he cured. Very respectfully,
Mrs. Rosie Kozel,
No. 1813 Ulh Street, N. W
4 atrrli willi isthma aud
Uroui'Uilia.
Wkstbrnpobt, vi ii, Aug. 27, 1881 [
Da J. Ruul— Bear .s.r—l am (eel ng i
some better; ihe Am Imm 1 think is a gieal ,
deal better; I liave not had a full attack ol >
it tot over a wick, hut 1 still spit up con- j
sidtruble . f hit green t-iuff. 1 think iu j
head is belter. I t ea .iltlc more Inat. j
hull I ii.eihciue yet 1 have slept ruoi> ,
hiiice I have len taking your rcuiiv*
limit 1 did f r two mouths previous an t 1
cannot'l tip hut nil ton that 1 le. 1 gieioi)
impr. ved. My sine tier.* are taller; 1 li
mit leel so ruuc . soreness shout lb m. My
t tilh is sill, firm in your remedy, and i
inis that God may bless you ami crown
you With success wherever you nay go
Yours respectfully,
Oliver C. Fazenbakkb.
Aalnrrb aud Oynpepsii.
Frosibukg, Md.. tret. 9,1881.
Dr. J. Buhl—l was t. ken with a severe
headset e w hich continued lor about live
weeks; there was something iu mv nostril
—il would neither go up not down: Siler
taking ihe second or third dose of your
medicine I tell redeved. I also bad pains
iu my stomach aud side and everything 1
ale d.ssgreud with me; now I can esi any
thing. My siomucn tor a while felt os il il
was ou tiro but your medicine relieved ms
iu one wc,.k. You have doue me more
good than all I have tried and I think in a
few weeks I will be emirely c-red
Youro truly, Hemui L. McKenzie.
Ahllimu uud Uyapepnlu.
Lonaooni.no, Aug. 28,1881.
Dr. J. Ruul— Bear Sir— i leel a good
den. improved since 1 begun taking your
mediciui. 1 nave had no eouglriug, and
rest well at night; 1 am able to do justice
at the table at meal time. I will ceil sm
and have a link with you.
Yours respectfu ,oskph Presley.
llvnn Disease.
Barton, Oct. 28,1881.
Dear Doctor—My boy is on t„e mend
now, and lias been getting b. tier ever
since he has been taking med cine of you.
Ashford Warnice.
Borden Shaft, Uct. 7, 1881.
Ou the loth u. July, >BB9, I was taken
sick with a pain iu my Icti side near my
heart; I suhered terribly lor over s yem
and all I could get dune me no good; 1 ;
became worse and the doctors cnu.d noli
tell what was ihe mutter. I'm pie sp.ts,
louiii'd all around my waist aud 1 was in i
very hud lieultu, Ou A igust 1,1881,1 :
went to Dr. Rulii and stated my case to
him; he lold mo il was the Heart Disease,
aud guru mu name met mine which 1 took
( ana In fro oue week 1 leit relievid, and ,
; now fuel as well as I ever did I thank
i Dr. Kohl id; saving my life as nu other
j phys.crun could do me any good, when I
weut lo h‘rn 1 was at once relieved.
| Nov 19-11 Mary E. Williams,
AN INDEPENDENT PAPER.
Jflert foctrg.
~ A LUMP OP OABBOIL
Tell me, lump of Carbon, burning
Lurid in the glowing grate,
While thy flames rise twisting, turning,
Quench in me this curious yearning,
Ages past elucidate.
Tell me of the time when, waving
High above the primal warld,
Thou, s giant palm-tree, lifting
Thy proud head shore the shifting
Of (be storm-cloud’s lightning burled,
While the tropic sea, hot laving,
Round their roots Its billows curled
Tell me, did the Mammoth, straying
Near that mighty trunk of yours,
On the verdure slap and graze,
Which thy ample base displays,
Or his weary limbs down laying,
Sleep sway tbs lardy hoursf
Perchance som* monstrous Saurian, alid
ing
Waddled up the n -ighb ring strand,
Or leapt into Its mighty sea
With something of sj lllly,
Though ail ungainly on the land ;
While near your roots, in blood-stained
fray,
May be two Ichthye beasts colliding,
Bit and fought their lives away.
Till me, Ancient Palm-corpse, was there
In that world of youra primeval
Aught ol man hr perfect shape?
Was there good f and was there evil f
Was li men f or was it ape?
Tell me, lamp of Carbon, burning
Lurid iu the glowing grate,
Lies there tn each human face
Something of the monkey’s trace ?
Tell me, hare you lost a link?
Stir tby coaly brain aud t'rink,
While thy red flames rise and sink,
Agi ■ past elucidate.
' 'atruestory.
Little Maitim Craqham’s Saoei-
TIOS,
▲bout *<z years ago, in one of the
Pennsylvania mines, several cham
bers in the upper tier er seam were
dincovererl to be on fire. It was feared
that the fl aid*s, which were raging
fiercely, would reach the shall before |
they could bs extinguished. Word!
was hastily sent to the men in; the
workings bsnsatb to come up before
all means of enoape was cut off.
Martin Cragbao, a boy of twelve
years, had bsen promoted to the
position of mul j-driver the day before.
He had just tukea bin mule to h*T
dark stable, nine hundred feet under
ground, when a comrade called to
him and told him of their danger,
urging h m to hurry to the shaft,
for all the men were gone.
With a sorrowful look nt his male
which ke knew he could not fave (
Martin ran with his companion, till
they stood on a carnage waiting to be
: hoisted up. Then eud.’enly it flashed
| upon Lim that a numbar of mun were
i working in a di-tant part of the mine,
' a? d had not been w-rued of their
I per il.
"Oh Johnny,” he ex aimed, “we
k? i r.'O 'el! th-'fir 'ivn mot in No. 4,
or thcy l) never qet t*u' I"
•‘Thors tsn l. time. The shaft will
loon fire in a minute and then all
thatuni'ks and gas will rush d we
here and •utfocUe ue ”
"But. it will kill those man, too,
and thu/'vs fam lies to support.
There's poor Bill Craghan, my cousin,
with an old motht r and seren child
ren. If we run fsst, we can get back
before they hoist the elevator.”
"Yon may go if yer sich a fool, but
I'll not risk it," replied bis com
panion.
Almost before be bad finished
l caking Martin had rushed away
through the dark galleries and cham
bers of the mine, till he reached th -
imperiled miners, and in friy htened,
breathless tones told his story. Then
instintly turning, be fled back to the
■haft, hoping the elevator had not
yet ascended. But it had gone and
his comrade with it. Ae Martin
looked up, he say the glare of the
fire aud that the wire rope had melted
and he knew al’ hope of escape in that
way Was cut off.
With fleet step beoooe more thread
ed the deserted tunnels, back to the
mec for whom be had risked so much.
But they, taught by experience of thi
: utter hopelessness of escape by that
| one impernled shaft, h*d rapidly em-
I ployed ti.e tune in buiidit g a barri
cade oi r. ok unit c -sl, as a temporary
protection from the noxious gases
j nd smoke that were already begin-
I niog bo fill the mine.
By the time little Martin reached
the harrier it was solidy constructed,
, for on that depended their only chance
to lira till th burning shaft was ax- •
tingulshed. Coming close for the
wall, ha legged pitennslv for admis-
Mon, bat the men persistently reluse'l ,
him. i
"Bill, 8.1 l Oraghan I" ha cried ,
“won't you make them let me in 7
I would here been safe at home now
for you I Tom Reese. your brother
Johnny wouldn't coma to tell you ol
the danger, and be was aared. Now
are yoa going to let me die out
here 7"
The man inside trem lei as they
listened to the poor boy's sobs, and
many a rough blaßk hand was drawn
across their eyes; and at last tender
betrted Bill rushed 'o the barricade
•to make an entrance for the little
fallow.
Bat strong arms pulled him away,
while in hoarse, Iroken mice- they
said, "No, no, m*n. fl*?'n but one
We are many. Tun. eke a hole btu
enough to pull h m through would
be death to all."
"Bu' he rial ed his life to save ns.
Wrll ye let him die but a step away
Irom ue 7”
‘ Not if we could help it, you well
know. Bill. But thr-k of our wives
and obi'dren at home. Would ye
have us all perieb?”
Martin beard this coversation, and
putting his lips close to the wall, said
quietly, “Never mind, Bill. I know
you would all have saved me if you
could. I ain't sorry I brought you
the wsrning. I'm going back to poor
op Ross. If you get out safely, bid
good-by for tn to lather and mother
and little Eddie."
Then, turning away, he went to the
stable where his mule was peacefully
feeding at her stall, unconscious of
any danger. Martin’e lamp was still
burning, and the smoke had not yet
penetrated the wooden barriers be
tween.
At first he felt in hopes he would be
safe there. But gradually the nox
ious vapors forced their entrance.
As be saw thst suffocation must soon
I come, he found a piece of board, and
! wrote with chalk the names of those
! that were dear to him.
■ As h“ wiote, memory brought their
presence before him - his tender
mother, who had kissed him such a
loving good bye in the morning, and
had looked so proudly at him when
he told of bis promotion, and the
better wagts he wou d be able u earn '
Then little baby Eddie, Low he crow
ed and shouted wheusver Martin ap
peared. Would his father ever know
that he bad sacrificed his life to save
others 7 It was hard to die, so young,
so full of hope, all alone in the dark.
But ureep'ng back to h s dear old
Rosa, he lav down beside her, as he
felt sick and faint ith the stifling
( arr; and God mercifully looked down
on the little hero, and soon ended
] Ins sufferings. The others eeeap'd
when th fife extinguished. Bn!
I there ,o o e beside the dead animal,
; . is tody wns ion .hi, mid the memory
'! of bis no* ie do d is null cb riihed in
I th ee regions.
* HisifUaujj.
’ Does Hee Own Woek.—Docs her
•wn wore; does ihe? What cf it?
* Is rt any disgrace? la she any less
u true woman, less worthy of respect
c than she who sits in silks and sati .s,
and is vain of fingers that never labor?
1 We listened to a person the other day,
who, speaking of a newly-wedded
wife, said, eneeringly : "Ob, she does
her own work." Tie words and the
1 tone ©{contempt in which they were
uttered, betoken a narrow, ignoble
mind, better fitted for any place than
’ a country whose insulations rest on
1 honored labor as one of the chief
* corner-stones. They evinced a false
* idea -f the true basis of society, of
* the true womanhood of genuine no
-1 bilitv. They show* d the detestable
* spirit of caste or rank, which a cer
‘ (uin class are trying to establish—a
caste wlrjee sole foundation is money,
wbich it the weakest kind of rank
known to civiliaation. Mind, man
* tier, morale all that enters into a good
character, are of no account with
' 1 these social snobs. Position in their
1 | stilted ranks is bought with gold, and
I every additional dollar is another
■ round in tne udder by which eleva
r . lion is ua.nsd in their esteem and
a •
soi rety.
Il would be a radical way of pre
( venting rear collisions on railway
I, trains if the rear car was left off en
* tirsly.
SKNSIBLK TALK AROUI BA JIN O
and sleeping.
An editorial in the New York
Jounvil of Commerce attempts to de
molish the unsouad notion that it re
unhealthy to eot just before going to
bed. It draws the proper distinction
between midnight del auches and glut*
;ouy, aud the taking of healthy food,
and says:
Man U the only animal that oan be
taught to sleep quietly on an empty
■itomauh. The brute creation resent
all efforts to coax them to snob a vio
lation of the laws of nature. The
lion roars in the forest until he ha 1 *
found hisprev, and when he devour
ed it he sleep* over it until be needs
another mesl. The horse wi 1 paw
ail night ’n the stable and the pig
will •qiieal in the pen refusing all
rest or sleep until they are fed. Tim
animals which chew the cod have
'heir own fir* 'vision (ora lata meal
just, b lore dr ppmgotfto their night
ly slumbers.
Man can train himself to the
habit of sleeping without a preceding
mesl, but only af.er long years ol
practice. As h. c vines into the world
nature is 100 string for him, and he
must be fed before he will sleep A
child's stomach is small, and wl en
perfectly filled, if no sickness disturbs
it, sleep follows naturally and inevi
tably. Ae digestion goes on the stom
ach bjgins to empty. A sing e fold
in it will make the sleeper restless;
two will waken it; and if it is bushed
again to repose tho nap is short, and
three folds put° an end to the eiumber.
P regoric and other narcotics may
close its eyes again, but without
either food or some stupelying drag
it wiil’not sleep no m-tter how healthy
it may be. Not even an angel who
learned the art of mi ’B relsy in a
celestial choir can sing a baby to
sleep on an empty stomach.
We use the of -quoted illustration,
"sLepmg as sweetly as an infant,
because this slutnb-r of a child follows
immediaHy after its stomach is com
plettlr filled with wholesome food.
The sleep which comes to adults long
hours after the partaking of food, and
when the stomach is nearly if quite
empty, is not after the type ol infan
tine repose. There is all the difference
in the world between '.he sleep of
refreshment and the sleep of exhaus
! don.
To s! ep we'l the bloo i that swells
the veins in the head during the busy
hours must flow back, leaving a gieat
lv diminished volume behind tee
brow that lately throbbed with such
vehem nee. To digest well this bleed
is nei ded at the stomach and nearer
the fountains of life. It is a fact es
tabiiehed beyond the possibility of
oOiiMxdicttOD that sleep aids diges
tiou, and the process of digestion is
conducive of refreshing slnet. It
neuls no argument to convince us ol
thin mutual relation. The drowsiness
which alw* v follows th well ordered
mural is 11 a tesdraony of nature to
tins inter 'open !eno.
The waste of human life by this
lesson is very g-eat. Tne daily wear
and lea- of the body might I e resior
ed more luiiy than it usually is if
this s.mplw rule was not so system >t
icaliy violated. Pleep is wonderfully
recuperative, but it may be shorn ol
half its benefits by unfavo;ab!e con
ditions, Foul air in the chamber
leaves the sleeper*almost exhausted
in the morning as when weary with
the day’s labors he sank upon his bed.
A growing stomach, enij.ty of food
1 takes out of the nightly sleep that
1 refreshing sense of comfo.t which
properly belongs to it. It leaves the
' bl.md to throb in the heated brow, and
haunts the slumber with an ever
-1 present eouice of disquiet. Il is like
1 the sleep which the mother takes
' while her sick child is under the care
f of watcbeis in another room. An
uneasy stomach is just like an aching
1 heart in its effct upon the nightly
' repose.
1 A healthy ptrson who goes to bed
- on a full stomach w 11 always awake
[ m the morning with a belter appeliie
• f.r his breakfast. If dinner is eaten
• in t! e middle of the day aud a light
1 supper is aeived at six in the atter
r noon a hearty lunch should be pro
-1 vnled at ten in the evening, or jnst
r before the hour cf retiring. The role
' should be to eat at the last moment
> before going to bed, whatever the
hour may be.
And this latest meal should not be
i ol “light” viands as this phrase is
- commonly understood. Tho lees a
person eat* at any time of cake oi’
pie, or the countless flummeries that
go to make up a fancy tea-table the
better; but none of these should be (
at bed time. Gold chicken, coal roast _
beef, corned beef, or wholesome meat
of any k nd, with well baked bread '
and butter (sauce and pickle will do (
no harm) will serve ths substantial
roquis.ties for this collation. Milk is
perhap< best of all whire the pure
article can be obtained. "Bordet's
Ccndensed" will supply it in tho best
shape to our taste, a id it this is used
should be mixed with wum or ho'
water, inatea I of oo d, eateo before
it cools. With bread and fruit (baked
apples will serve when berries and
peaches fail) this makes a who.rsome
evening meal.
All persons should be cautious
when they reform their habits in this
respect. A taoutnfii! or two each
night a first is all that short <1 be
attempted, gradually inures iug Ihe
quantity until the lunche n becom s
a prettv substa tint meal. If indi
gestion follows at any time, chewing
the ra.-at of one or two peach pits
(for the prussic acid in them) after
eating, is better than sen-ling for a
doctor. With a clenr conscience and
a full stomach, any man in toler
ab.e health mry derive from his night
slsep that recuperation which ought
to ozilo from this sweet restorer of
life's daily wear and waste.
" THE PRESS.
Every intelligent citizm acknowl
edges tho power of the press. Every
public enterpns* appeals to the pres*
for support and it seldom fails to
secure it if it deserves it Tne modern
newspaper is .tselt a public mslHta
tion, and theiefore sympathize* with
ah others, It ts not subject to the
narrow and rigid rubs which applv
to merely private callings, but to the
broad and enlightened prinoipl s
springing out of its relation to the
public and ils duty to the people
in the collection and publication of
information relating to their interests.
The business of journalism is no
longer a mere incident to the printers’
trade. It has become a great and
learned profession, with honored
fraternal organizations similar to med
ical societ-es and bar associations.
The newspaper is the great educa
tor ot the masses of the people. I
visits them from week to week, indu
ces them to road, a> d comi els Lem to
think. Thu intelii e .co of a family
can te judged by thu number and
character of newspapers taken and
paid tor by it. The man who read*
a newspaper is a citizen of the world.
He fee.s an interest in tie people of
all lands, for their do ng are brought
home to nis door. Ha r joioes with
them in the.r fortunes and sympa
thizes w th th-un in the r misfortune
A good newspaper is m-xt to the
Biide in ennobling mankind.
The newspaper is also tire great
agrul of progre s and reform. Abuses
do not reform theinselve*. Che news
paper I rings them to the attention of
public opinion os often as it proclaims
its imperious decrees.
This glonoiiH nation is blessed with
a tree press and as long a it remains
■ free from .tfi ,tal eiisoishl:' th ■ lib
enies ol the people are sa e Usur
pation and tvranny cannot prevail
against a free pnsa.
Let his Memory be Honored.—
John W. Draper is dead. Ho was an
Englishman by birth, but he came to
this country while still young, and
his education and work can fairly be
‘ claimed by the land of bis adoption.
■ He was a scientist ol high s.ttaiuments,
1 bis books were thoughtful and e.o
--1 quent and showed agiod generalizing
I faculty. But h s chief claim to re
membrance is what he did in practi.-al
1 science. He helped in every way
1 ihe system o. telegraphy in this conn
> tiy, and some of ibe first experiments
i were made l.y him in conjuction with
Prolessor Morse at tho New York
’ Dn.versity. It is to his credit that he
took the first photographs ever ma-le
I in the United Slates, In numerous
> other inventions lias noted, he bore a
) useful part. His w. ole life was de
i voted to the race, tor he worked ar-
I deutly to advance the industrial arte,
- and his labors increased popular ns
• peot for science and its discoverers. 1 n
i a money-getting age it is well to honor
t men who have cared more for work
• which would benefit their fellows than
t for money winch accrued to them*
selves. Ho has left several sons, all
e of them devoted lo roientific pursuits,
s and one ot whom promises to become
i as eminent as his father. —From Dem
r orest’s Monthly for March.
PmprlHors.
VI HOI F M MHI-K. 545
7HE RELIEF ABSOOU TIDE.
A Remarkably Creditable Re
cord OF TUB OPIPATIONB OF THIS B.
& O. Imutitdtion. —At a recent
quarterly meeting of the B & 0. Re
tie! Association, hold at R*lav Station,
the secretary snbm.tted a f port which
shows its affairs to be in a most flour
ishing condition. This organ zatian
is quietly but eff otively performing
most valuable service, not only among
the employes by protecting them from
want, but to the company itself, and
is constantly developing new method*
ufutofuluoen. Although only started
in May, 1880, the report referred to
showed tbs issui of 22,150 insurance
policies, and on De ember 31, 1881,
an actual memuershi of 13 105 per
son' 3 ; also the payment of 5,557 c aims
lor sick be'iHfi s, aggregating
$74 769 50; > ben fi s on aco rn ul of
•tin •t I meet from at-ui ants aggrega
ting SB3 047 87. and of 128 death
p ii-iei aggregating $30,420.31.
These suras, with the payment of
1 168 physicians bills, <mou>.ting to
$11,678 48, mala a total expenditure
of $200,816.22 disbursed (or the le
hef of members on lines extending
from Balti core to Pittsburg, Cincin
nati, Columbus, S.ndusky and Chi
cago. The association, through its
corps of medioai inspectors, not
only superintends the hygienic and
sanitary weliare of its numbers, but
is also charged with a close supervi
sion oyer the sanitary condition ot the
company 's sho;, sta'ions, coaches,
grounds, buildings, waters As., to the
manileet advantage of it* service.
The measure adop ed by the associa
tion last fall to guard employes ot 'he
company Irani effects of malaria,
which was uniisua.ly prevalentevery
wheie, is said to have been very
effective in neutralizing ite effects.
Pu smug the. amu policy immed' .tely
upon the discoveiy that small-pox
was becoming epid, mic in the United
Stalls, the society undertook the
gratu.tous vaccination ol all its mem
bers, and in special oases of their fam
ilies. Re) oris already show that the
medical inspectors have vaccinated
5,170 persons; also that of the total
number vaccinated fully 80 per cent,
ol the operations ware successful. In
other words, out of 5,170 persons over
4,000 were found to be exposed to
the lull effects ot email-pox, which
Lae been declared by tbe National
Board of Health to bo epedemic
throughout tbe country. The em
ployes referred to are not residents in
any circumscribed locality, though
probably half are residents in Mary
land. The statistics, therefore, fur
nished a sad commentary upon the
danger to which our entire population
ih exposed through lack of proper
precautionary m-asores. If other
benevolent s.pieties and corporations
would recognize the fact that pre
ventiot, is of far greater value than •
tbe cure ol disease, and would follow
he worthy example of iho li & O.
Assnoiifiou, they would be acting
li 'maiiei , bu* would also iu many
inelaijosH save their own funds from
htavy depletion.—Baltimore Ansn
c(;n, 16th net
He was asking the cud luct- r • ow.
he managed to build a house and buy
a fast, h-ise out o' his fifty dollars a
month. "You see," said this noble
man, “sometimes we get away pas
senger who pays a quarter or a half
dollar for hie fare. Wall, we flip the
money up—heads for the conductor,
tails tor the company." “But," per
sisted this investigator after truth,
"sometimes it must turn up tails,
what do you do then ?" “O,” replied
the conductor witii asmi.t of ineffable
contempt, "then we flip it upagsij."
So that passenger went home and sold
out his railroad shares.
To overcome the obstacles of fortunes
aquiree courage. It is a sign of
weakness to dodge them. Business
is buiinoss. Fraud is fraud. Any
transaction which cannot bear the
critical examination of conscience is
not business, but criminal proceeding.
Honesty is tbe basis, ihe brea'f basis,
on which business rests. Should it
sink below a certain line, business
con not be conducted. When men do
( not know whom to trust they do not
. know with whom to deal, and traffic
is impossible.
Skill iu business a well-earned
■ reputa.iou for uniformly superior
1 work, a good financial credit, prompt
, ness, honorable and liberal dealing,
i oorieot and steady personal and bug
- | in ess Labile, are absolutely necessary
■ concomitants of success.

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