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THAT INQUISITIVE BOY.
An aunt of Mr. Mulkittle, an old lady who has lived a life of New Eng land piety, and who, in relentless celi bacy, has clamored loudly for woman’s rights, went to Arkansas recently. She was particularly impressed with young Mulkittle, and expressed her surprise that children in the South showed such an aptitude for seeking informa tion. The other night, in consequence of other company, the youngest was assigned to the sleeping apartment of old Miss Beasley. A minister inter ested in the circulation of the Bible, for which he received a fair commis sion. called on Miss Beasley. Rather late at night she went up to bed. The boy was asleep. After she had lain down, and just as her eves were clos ing in listless enjoyment of semi-exis tence, the boy sat up on his pillow and asked: “Why did you look under the bed?” “To see if any one was there.” “What made you think anybody was there?” “I didn’t think so, little man.” “Then wliat made you look?” “Oh, I didn’t know but there might be somebody.” “Bo you look under every night?” “Yes.” “Bid you ever find anybody?” “No.”" ‘ Then why don't you quit?” "Oh, I don’t know.” *‘If you was to find anybody what would you do?” “I don’t know.” “Would you holler?” “I suppose so. Lie down now and go to sleep.” “I've already been to sleep.” “Well, let me sleep.” “How do spiders make their webs?” he asked, prompted by a sudden idea. “Why, they—they make them.” “What do they make them outen?” “I don’t know, I’m sure.” “I)o the flies freeze in winter?” “Some of them do.” “Which ones?” “I don’t know.” “Then how do you know any of ’em freeze?” “Because I have seen them,” ner vously pulling at the covers. “Do you pray?” “Yes; every night,” “An when you pray you’re all right, ain't you?” “Yes.” “Then what makes you look under the bed?” “Willie, I declare, you must hush and let me go to sleep.” “Who was that man who comes to see you?” “A preacher.” “What did he want?” "To talk to me about selling Bfbles.” “Do you like him?” “He is a very good man.” “How old are you?” “Older than I’m good. Now hush.” "If you wasn’t older than you are good you wouldn’t want me to hush, would you?” “Yes, I would. Lie down there now, and go to sleep.” “Were you ever married?” “No.” “Why?” , “None of your business.” ; “ Cause nobody didn't want you?” < “If you don’t hush I'll get up and i call your father. ” ( “An’ tell him to spank me?” i “Yes, I will.” "Did you ever love anybody ’fore you was wrinkled?” “Willie.” t “Ma’am?” “Didn’t I tell you to hush?” s “Yessum.” “Then why don’t you do it?” ( “ ’Cause, I will.” “If you don’t I'll call your father.” , He lay for a time in deep thought. ( Old Miss Beasley had just begun to doze when he asked: ] “Did you hear that rooster crow?” “I want you to hush, now7.” “I was hushed then, but you want me to hush now, don’t you?” ] “Yes. 1 do.” “Can a rooster whip a turkey?” “Yes,” sinking to sleep. “Is it wrong to eat a dove?” “Yes,” still sinking. “Did Jacob throw the dove down?” “Yes,” almost gone. “Could you throw one down?” “Yes.” “No you couldn’t (shaking her), no you couldn’t.” “Couldn'tdo what?” awakening with a start. “Throw an angel down.” “I didn.t say I could.” “Yes, you did,” “Didn’t.” “Did.” Old Miss Beasley sprang out of bed, rushed to the head of the stairs and called Mr. Mulkittle. “What’s the matter up there?” “Make this trifling rascal comedown from here. If you don’t I’ll go out to the barn and sleep. Never saw the likes in my life. I’d rather sleep on a hot griddle.” Habit, if wisely and skilfully formed becomes truly a second nature, as the common saying is; but unskilfully and unmethodically directed, it will be, as it were, the ape of nature, which imi tates nothing to the life, but only clumsily and awkwardly. ; LINCOLN’S FIRST MEETING WITH STANTON. In the Summer of 1857, Mr. Lincoln made his first visit to Cincinnati, lie was original counsel for a defendantir a patent reaping suit pending in the United States Circuit Court for North ern Illinois. The argument of the case was adjourned to Cincinnati, the home of Judge McLean, at his suggestion and for his accommodation. Mr. Lincoln went to the city a few days before the argument took place, and remained during his stay at the house of a friend. The case was one of large importance pecuniarly and in the law questions involved. Keverdv Johnson repre senteel the plaintiff. Mr. Lincoln had prepared himself with the greatest care; his ambition was up to speak in the case, and to measure swords with the renowned lawyer from Baltimore. It was understood between, his client and himself before his coming that Mr. Harding, of Philadelphia, was to be associated with him in the case, and was to make the “mechanical argu ment.” Mr. Lincoln was a little sur prised and annoyed, after reaching there, to learn that his client had also associated with him Mr. Edwin M. Stanton, of Pittsburg, the reason as signed being that the importance of the case required a man of the expe rience and power of Mr. Stanton to meet Mr. Johnson. The Cincinnati lawyer was appointed “for his local in fluence.” These reasons did not re move the slight conveyed in the em ployment, without consultation with him, of his additional counsel. He keenly felt it, but acquiesced. The trial of the case came on: the counsel for defense met each morning for con sultation. On one of tiiese occasions one of the counsel moved that only two of them should speak in the case. This motion was acquiesced in. It had always been understood that Mr. Harding was to speak to explain the mechanism of the reapers. So this motion excluded either Mr. Lincoln or Mr. Stanton from speaking—which? By the custom of the Bar, as between counsel of equal standing, and in the absence of any action of the client, the original counsel speaks. By this rule Mr. Lincoln had precedence. Mr. Stanton suggested to Mr. Lincoln to make the speech. Mr. Lincoln an swered, ‘\No; do you speak.” Mr. Stanton promptly replied, “I will,” and taking up his hat said he would go and make preparation. Mr. Lincoln ac- : quiesced in this, but was deeply grieved and mortified; he took but little more interest in the case, though remaining until the conclusion of the trial. He seemed to be greatly depressed, and gave evidence of that tendency to melancholy which so marked his char acter. His parting on leaving the city I cannot be forgotten. Cordially shak- : ing the hand of his hostess, he said: “You have made my stay here most agreeable, and I am a thousand times obliged to you: but in reply to your •equest for me to come again I must •ay to you I never expect to be in 1'incinnati again. I have nothing igainst the city, but things have so happened here as to make it undesira ble for me ever to return here.” Thus intowardly met the first time Mr. -.incoin and Mr, Stanton. Little did ither then suspect that they were to ueet again on a larger theatre, to be ome the chief actors in a great histor cal epoch. Mrs. Flamlev attempts tobefashion ble. The other night when she was Iressed preparatory to attending the 11 OO t n ...Ul. n ; 1 poon on her breast. “Margaret, what in the world do you , all that?” asked her husband. “This was my grandmother’s sauce poon. You know that it is fashion- ' .ble now to wear old family plate.” Flamely said nothing more, for he ; .new that it was unnecessary to argue j vitli his wife. The next night he in- ! ■ited his wife to attend the theatre vitli him, and again she put on her ‘pooo. After awhile, Flamley came >ut with an enormous butcher knife m his shirt front. “My gracious, Henry, wliat is that?” “That was grandmother’s butcher inife. It’s fasliionablo to wear—” “I’ll take off the spoon.” “All right. Off goes the knife.” Ileal merit of any kind cannot be :oncealed; it will be discovered, and lothing can depreciate it but a man’s showing it himself. It may not al ■vays be rewarded as it ought, but it will always be known. Mere bashfulness without merit is lwkward; and merit without modesty, nsolent. But modest merit has a louble claim to acceptance and gener dly meets with as many patrons as beholders. Religion is a necessary, an indispen sable element in any great human ihnracter. There is no living without it. It is the tie that connects man with his Creator, and holds him to his ;hrone. These men who destroy a healthful Jonstitution of the body by intemper ance and an irregular life do as mani festly kill themselves as those who uang, or poison, or drown themselves. | A PACIFIC RAILROAD INCIDENT One of the most singular traits of ou common humanity is the fact that n< matter how arctically indifferent tin citizen of a particular locality may 1» to his neighbors while at home, lie n< sooner becomes a traveler than hi: local pride^ticks out like the pegs on i hat-rack, and at a minute’s notice. The other morning, while the enst bound overland was stopping at Coun cil Bluffs, a man suddenly climbed intc one of the Pullman cars and exclaimec in an anxious voice: “Is there a Southern man aboard?’ “There is, sah. From Nothe Carliny. sah!” responded a gentleman attired in a black suit, velvet vest and leg boots, those anti-bellum landmarks of tin sunny South. “Then I appeal to you to aid a cast of real distress,” said the stranger. “I give a dollar myself,” and he dropped a dollar in his own hat. “I’m from Florida, sah,” said a thin ! man farther along, “and I make it two j dollars.” “If there's anybody here from Wis i consin, said a stout-looking party in jeans, “suppose wo subscribe three dollars apiece?” * It s a go!” shouted a fellow-citizen to the last speaker, pulling out his pocket-book. “New York says five dollars,” called out a stylish-looking young fellow, flipping a gold piece down the aisle. “So does Massachusetts,” chimed in a Boston man, dropping a greenback into the delighted collector’s hat. “Gentlemen,” quietly announced a solid-looking passenger, “the Keystone State pities the starving family, or whatever it is, just ten dollars,” and lie counted out the coin. “Illinois goes that one better,” said a tniYplpi1 uriHi n “trliAnf #.-.+ .,-,'1 1_ fishing out three fives. “Just pass this up, please,"’ said a St Louis pork-packer, handing the Chicago man a twenty, with a grim smile. “The poor widow catches Utah for twenty-five dollars,” said another man amid a general smile. “Put Wyoming down for thirty,” and a big cattle ranger began unwrap ping his wallet. “The Silver State says thirty-five,” shouted a big fellow with a sack of specimens, who had been unstrapping his money belt. ‘"If the returns are all in,” finally said a man with a big felt hat and a nugget breastpin, as he stood up and looked around calmly, “I should like to ask if there is another Californian present?” “There was no response. “All right,” said the gentleman from the Comstock. “Then I’ll subscribe for him. Here’s a hundred dollars from the Sunset State!” “Who did you say all that money was for?” shouted several, as the train slowly pulled out. “What for? Why, for beer!” yelled the man with the hat, and at the same moment a dozen more old bums and tramps crawled out from under a fiat car and executed a wild scalp-dance of joy as the train disappeared around the curve.—San Francisco Evening Post. NAZARETH HOUSE. There are at least two places in Lon don where any one can see for himself what can be done when good people set to work to prove that nothing pro vided for our use and service is alto gether useless, or should be cast “as rubbish to the void."’ There is a large house at Hammersmith, hidden be hind a h Ui/’fl Hrip.lv fuul nnttrAUftliod I by a narrow gateway, over which ap pear these words, “Nazareth House.’’ Here, for long years and years, certain excellent'sisters of charity have sup ported a large family of old and young entirely on the scraps from the rich man’s table. An enormous establish ment that combines an almshouse for the old and a nursery for the young, is sustained on scraps. The sisters, in their religious habit, go out in the morning, accompanied by an old ser \ itor in a cart, and they beg for the scrapings oil the tables of the wealthy. Clubs, restaurants, and large places where food is consumed, are visited daily, and the sisters meet with unus ual courtesy and attention from public bodies. At private houses they are less welcome owing to the insolence of menials. At night the contents of the baskets are sorted, and everything is hoarded, from crusts of bread to cof fee grounds and tea leaves. There is not the slightest offence in the office and the unpracticed eye would be as tonished to see what tasty dishes and appetising portions result from the daily clearance of the coJlectimr carts But the Catholic sisters, who have re ceived their training abroad, chieflv in France, where economy is understood and becomes an art, are not alone in their acts of self devotion. Thevhave set an example that has been sneedilv followed, and among other institutions the Church Association of Protestant Sisters, may be cited. They support an enormous orphanage at ltilburn bv following out the system organized bv the good women at Nazareth HousJ They collect from house to house in' the same way; they are the ready cli ents of clubs and restaurants, and they have so extensive a system of charity m all parts of London, from foot-stalls at the London docks to mis sion houses and orphanages in the Northwest, that they can readily dis pose of anything that comes in their way.—London Truth. WANTED HIM TO BE STYLISH “Mr. Breezy, I really believe yc are loosing all your pride,” said Mr Breezy, as she dropped two lumps < sugar into her husband's coffee. “B fore we were married you used to tc out—dress in an awful swell way, bi you don't seem to care anything aboi your clothes now. Consider your pr fession, it is no more than good polic for you to look well. If you keep c looking so seedy peo'ple will begin I think you have lost all your practice “1 thought I looked well enough said Mr. Breezy, making a flank mov mdnt on the lamb chops. “I suppose.” said Mrs. Breezy. “Yu men always think you look we enough after marriage. Before vo take us poor, deluded women in, vo spend hours every day before yoi glass. Your tailor is your god. Y’o study the1 set of a tie, and think moi of the cut of a coat than you do c anything else in the world. That the way you act before you are mui ried, Mr. Breezy. After you have s< cured us poor, deluded women, th roug your fine feathers, you drop style altc gether, and at last grow to be careles of everything. Just look at you tc day.” “Well, what is the matter with m looks?” asked Mr. Breezy. “Why, you should just take tl.os clothes and sell them to a rag pickei They look scandalous. That’s just i —scandalous,” and Mrs. Breez; brought her knife down on the tabl with a tremenduous thump. “If I’i ever thought you were coming to lool like a guy I should never have mai ried you.” “I deny looking like a guy,” said Mr l-sreezy. Mm sure this coat is in style if that is what you mean.” ‘‘In style!” cried Mrs. Breezy, “wh; it looks like the garment of a tramp I want you to get decent clothes fo my sake, if not for your own. Jus look at Mrs. Snubs’ husband’s mak< up. He is what I call a gentleman ii looks as well as actions.” “Oh, he is.” “Yes, and just think of how I fee when you come streaking down tin street in that old frock coat. If yoi could only look like Mr. Snubs.” “Snubs be—hum. I think you ar< the only person, my dear, who find; that I am not a gentleman in dress.’ said Mr. Breezy. “No, I am not. Mr. Snubs said—’ “What the devil—” “Mr. Breezy!” “My dear, I shall order a new sui in the morning, but—” “Well.” ".That settles the hat. I cannot af ford to buy you a hat—’’ “But I've purchased one, dear, anc it is upstairs, and the bill—” Done again, said poor Breezy bolting his coffee and leaving for tin office.—Brooklyn Eayle, -- -♦ ♦—-■ Business is Business. — “Litth boy, ’ she said kindly, “don’t you warn to become a member of the Sabbatl school and learn to be good?” “No, I guess not,” he replied. “Why, wouldn’t you like to be a nict little boy, and have everybody respecl you?” “YTes, I would like that, but I guess I won’t join any Sabbath school now, Trouble is, ’ he went on, “I am engagec to drive a span of canal mules as soon as navigation operft, and with a Sab h/iHi zi/l»i««»+•;t — u. I could get the mules over the ground fast enough to suit the boss.” Good breeding is the art of showing men, by external signs, tiie interna! regard we have for them. It arises from good sense, improved byconvers ing with good company. •—THE MILD POWER CURES._ ” UMPHREYS* OMEOPATHI C——— SPECIFICS. mimber tho special pre scription of an eminent physician.—Tho only e*h,lfe wnd 8,,re Medicines for the p ople LIST PRINCIPAL NOS. CURES. PRICE 1. Fevers, Congestion, lnflamations.25 2. Worms, Worm l over, Worm Colic, 25 *. krvin.* » Teething of Infanta *25 • • Diarrhea of ( hildreu or Adults *2 5 ?* *?VMpntarv. Orlplng. BJllious Colic,.! 25 <». 4 iiolera Morbus, Vomiting,... 25 7. Coughs. Cold. Bronchitis,.‘ f J a- Tocthache.Fftceache.'.::'. M »• Hendnches, hick Headaches. Vertigo 25 JO. Dyspepsia. Billions fctomaeh, 2? * Suppressed or Painful Periods,'.... 25 J 2. \\ lutes, too Profuse Periods, ’*>% i J LT.°*“lVuCought bim?ult Breathing.... 25 ! ;• Rheum, Erysipelas, Kruptions, 25 J* Rheumatism, Pvhenmatlo Pains 25 Ib. Fever and Ague, Chill, Fever, Auiics 50 J 7 Piles, Blind or Weeding.’. K 3 SI, 2«». Vyhoop/ngCCotigh?^lo?eatc^>ughs^ gg ii fe'ufe.' l'»Wegakie.,S-.|S >’Pnrou8 Debility,.... .1 <Ml ®8’ f];ri,,n,‘V Weak ness. Wetting the bed .50 sr'.ni?5niMe °f |l,e Henri. Palpitation. 1.00 clo Vi uy fJpggi5ts\or8e,lt by the Case, of si m Send fm-nl ii f charge, on receipt of price. .AecT: Vasfe REEVE & FITIHAN, Agents,Bridgeton To Fruit Growers and Farmers The “American” Fruit Dryei and Evaporator. Bul'oro onlerlng an "Evaporator” or Frui Dryer for this season sond a postal card fori descriptive catalogue (free) of I he “American 1 The reputation of this excellent machine Is ex tablishe.l by premiums and award obtained a .1) State and nearly 300County Fairs. For coon oniy, simplicity and general high qualities, as i perfect success, it 1ms no superiors in Ibis o any other country For foil particulars lid dress V. M. HOLLTNSWOKTh „_. , . . . , Box 41, Vineland, N. J. Special Agent, for India anil Ceylon, and agen for Cumberland and Atlantic Counties N J June3G2m ’ ■ T. A. HEWITT & SON, I MERCHANT TAILORS, If BRIDGETON, N. J. it >- Having associated myself with my >' ] father, T. A. Hewitt, in the business “ ! of TAILORING AND GENTS’ FUR ° ' NISHING GOODS,I would be much » pleased to have my friends call and >- see me at all times, whether they wish to purchase or not. u II Yours respectfully, FRANK L. HEWITT. r — ■ When you are wanting any good ^ and STYLISH CLOTHES, we would s like you to call and see us before •- placing your order with others. We guarantee a GOOD FIT, STYLISH 1 GOODS AND GOOD WORK. " We never want any customer to leave our store unless they are per fectly satisfied with their purchase. We have a very fine line of NOBBY ■' AND STAPLE HATS, from 50 cents to $5.00. We can show the finest ■ line of Neck-wear in the city. t We will not enumerate all that we have, but ask you to come and see us, and you will find everything ner taming to a first-class Gents’ Furnisli ing Store. " Come and examine our stock, as wo feel assured we can please the most fastidious tastes. > Yours respectfully, T. A. HEWITT & SON, 20 West Commerce St. ; FERTILIZERS^ , Field and Garden Seeds. | Swift Sure Super Phosphate, “ Bone Meal and Ground Bone, “ Dissolved Bone i > We also offer you this year for tlie first. Good Enough Super Phosphate, Echo Super Phosphate, Ammoniated Dissolved Bone, ' Dissolved S. C. Hock, Walton Whann’s Soluble Bone. ALSO ! Moro Phillip’s Phosphate,Phu ine, Baugh’s Phosphate, Star Bone Phosphate, Peruvian Guano, Muriate of Potash. Ill fact, we can sell you anything you want in the Fertilizing line, as we arc the Leading Fertilizer Dealers. Wo carry a very large stock, and we can sell you a very cheap Fertilizer. Cali and exainiino our stock, and get our prices. The Swift Sure Fertilizers Xeed no further recommendation from us as it lias gained a strong and lasting foothold mnoii" the farmers, and made its mark as the best fer tilizer they have ever used. ()ur sales are very heavy in Swift Sure. It does its own work. Try it. It has been used alongside of other fertil izers and has invariably given the best results. Field and Garden Seeds We keep a full assortment for the Field and Garden. We have a nice lot of Clover Timo thy, Orchard, Herd, &c„ or any of the seeds you may want for held sowing. Our GARDEN SEEDS arc all pure and fresh. We carried no old stock over from last year We have Landueth’s Early Peas, Deans o.iuu.tun, iwmniw, »v, " sjnjClIU CI fortsin our seed department. We have some nice Maine Hose Potatoes. In fact, we are second to none in the seed business in tbis city. OOAL1LJ GOAL! Lehigh and Schuylkill, all sizes. D. P. MULFORD & SON, 10 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. mar fi-tf JOHN WESTNEY,Ag,. Successor to SHILL, Jr. t> CO., 126 DOCK ST.,PMla below Walnut. Babv carriages, : v'clocipeist and Lipresa Wigan 'Si;1 Carriages from $5 to $40. Carriages and YelocipM* , repaired. Send for Price List i BEAUTIFUL EVER BLOOMING \ TI1E BEST IN THE WORLD. Our great specialty is growing and distributing these beautiful Roses. Wo deliver Strong SS Plants, suitable l'or immediate tiloom, safely hv mail, at all post offices. 5 splendid varietlds your choice, all labelled, lor $1; j* for *"• lu iw fcl; 20 for *4; 115 for 85; 7B for 810; lOfffor MB Send for our New Guide to Rose CuLTimerai pages elegantly Illustrated, and eho<Se from over Five Hundkeo Finest Sorts. Address THE DINGED & CONAltD f'O Rose Growers, West Grove, Chester Co.. Pa. mum hewHome - eMngy% b P1' jti 5 f If* n^RfEGTi^iRTICULAR. PwiNEVfltf ™ never * GN.11' tVt,„ OUTOF ORDER. C^S NO F-QUA1—^0-rr; H^sssuaMG f 30 UNION SQUARE NEWYORK. **:> o ^ --—- FOR- SALE BY__ Sini ram TO THE FRONT The American Fishing and Preserving Co. Offer to the farmers of South Jersey, their BAYSIDE PHOSPHATE. It is their second year of manufacturing this fertilizer. After experience and careful study, they are now able to furnish a manure that is giving great satisfaction to the farmers. Their pa trons of last year are again sending in orders. The following recommendations will show what it is doing; „ , Bacon’s Neck, 5th mo., 15th, 1884 M. bwiNG: You can say what you choose about your fertilizer, and you cannot recom mend it too highly. I used six tons of it last year and on wheat it did as well as the same weight cf Star llone per acre, and Star Rone costs ten dollars more per ton, consequently it beat Star Rone ten dollars per ton. I put it £22?(lcast 9!1 ti,ve aci'(S of tomatoes and got S;>00 from the live acres. I shall order more this season. E. M. G la spell. nr ta Roadstown, 5th mo., 12th, 1884. „ Ewing:—Have tried four tons of your fertilizer on wheat and cabbage, and am en tirely satisfied. On part of my cabbage I did not use it; where it was used I iiad an unusually large crop, and where it was not used, very little headed up properly. 1 shall order more this *trtll« r Geo. S. Ware. Mr. Ware has since ordered three tons. The price of our Fertilizer at the factory is Sniper ton. If time is wanted, arrangements can be made with their salesman, LESLIE WARE, or , MASK ELL EWING, June 26-10t Greenwich, N. J. f The best and most complete *haud book ever published on the proper management of all kinds ol Cage ihrds and Par rots, with descriptions of diseases and how to cure them. All the best styles of cages in use aro illustrated , and the prices given. There are also instructions for the management of thcaquarium. Also a list of small pet ani mals, fowls, pigeons and dogs, he prices they are worth, ailed for Sc. Stamp. birdt ..._ V.: 237 SQIjtHYiOHTH ST.PHU* Cleaning and Dyeing The finest fabrics, without, injury to the tex mu-, .in guriiicnis l icimi-'i anti uvea without ripping:. Gentlemen's Fine Suits Cleaned or Dyed, and Rebound and made to look 1 as good as new. Ladies’ Coats, Dresses, Shawls, Table and Piano Covers, Feathers, Laces. Flowers, <fcc., Cleaned and Dyed in the most Fashionable shades. Wool, Silk or goods of any texturo arc treated in a manner that ean but give satisfac turn, and at the very lowest prices. JEPPE KNUDSON, 3-t1 No. 1)2 N. Laurel Street. THE BLATCHLEY % PUMP! i'SjEOY ¥jl§_BEST. t V’j ELATCiiLEY’S ■ ■ i TRIPLE ENAMEL ■ ? PORGELRiN-LSKED » on CE * r.U.CSG TUBE COPPER-LINED ■ $ p-ypp X>t» rot bo arcnied Into ’ 1 . • buying inferior Goods. , '!L -iu- For fi le by the Itest .“"Jc- houses iu the Trade. iw/T f CKlXY.Maruifr, < *«KET ST., Philad’a. • ... j. .<! for name of ueore&t Airent. June 20-4t