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"- ' BY '
J. 11. N. BELL, - Proprietor,
FINEST JOB OFFICE
IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. -
lie Year - - T2 50
CARDS, DILL HEADS, LEGAL BLANKS
And other rrinUncr. InrJiulinr,
Six Mouths -Three
- - 1 25
- - 1 00
Large and Heavy Posters and Showy Hand-Bills
. Tilt so ara the terms of those paying i" atltaiK.
The Kbvikw odors One inducements to advertisers.
ROSEBURG, OREGON. FRIDAY, JANUARY, 15, 1886.
-:auj anouiXFeUitiously executed
.AT PORTLAND PRICES.
; Re vie Wo
(hlOVEll CLEVE1.A5D. ......... . .."resident.
Thomas A. Uendbicks. , . .Vice president.
Tikjs. F. Bayaud. ..... .Secretary of State
Daniel T. Manning, Secretary of Treasury.
L. Q. C. Lamar.. Secretary of the Interior.
Wm. C. EsdIcott. Secretary o War
W. C. Whitney. . . Secretary ol Navy.
VV. T. VitA3 1 ... ... . .Post Master General .
A, H. Garland Attorney General.
Mobrisox R. Waite .Chief Justice.
STATE OF Oil EG ON.
J. N" Dolpu... tj g cuil!lt,
I. II. Mitchell ..... j;U'b -l'!,au,"
IJi.nger Hermann .Congressman.
Z. F. Moody .1 Governor.
K, P. Eakuart Sucrttaryof State
E. B. M'EmoY....Sui-t. luh. Instruction.
W. U. Byabs. .State Printer.
J. B, Waldo, C.J. ,
VVm. P. Lniuv- ....Supremo Judges.
VV. VV. Thatk::, )
SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
II. H. Bkax.... Judc.
J. W' Hamilton... . Prosecuting Attorney.
Jons Emmitt, ) j.'
J. II. ftUlTB. J
Vm. Makxi-Ju, j
G. W. 1'lUM.E,
C. B. Wilcox, 1
(. W. Kimball
G. A. Taylor,.'.,
D. S. West,.,.,
F. VV. Benson . . .
E. a Sacky
W- r t.
. . . SiiH&UKS.
. School Suiiuriutcudtfiit.
, . . Couutv J iid arc
J. S. FnziiuoH
J. Hall. C. A. McGee, . . . .Conunijt-ioiicrs.
W.w. Tiuel ..i Surveyor.
Dri. S. S. Maesteuh. .. CVrot.cr.
CITY OF ROSEBURG. -H.
C. Stanton; '
John Mast, I -
J. P. Sheridan, V . Trusters.
L. Ci Wheeler, V
P. Benedict. ;
T. Ford Recorder.
G. J. Lanceublku Marshal.
John Chase .Treasurer.
L -'. I.AXE, JOHN LANK
ANE & LANE,
Attorneys at Law.
Main" street, opposite Cosmopolitan Hi tel.
J C. FULLEHTON,
' Attorney at La--,
Office in Marks' brick, up stairs.
VVIIITEMORE M. D.
. MYRTLE CREEK OREGON.
Inquire at Sclig's store or at Henry
R. 0. HUNTER M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS-
3oard $1 per Day; Single Meals, 25 cents,
itirTliis luiuso has lattlj? cliantd hands and is
oroughly reiibrated and ruiurnished. The travel
iitf puMic will find tbo best of accommodations.
Xo Cliiuauiou lt:iiiilu oI.
Sim IX IiAILKY.
Ft iur CLASS
Proprietor of the
Lavge yaiuple Roomj for
roe Coach t and from tmThouse
BaKgae delivered free of chur'c.
OAKLAND, OREGON. .
lliJiarrt Thomns, Pini.
Table supplied with the Best the Market affords
Hotel at the Depot of the Railroad.
(Principaal Business Street.)
Itoscburg, - Oregon
MEALS 25 CENTS', LODGING 25 CENTS
' Wo Keep tho Best tbe Market Affords.
Mrs. R. Breckenridge
AO EST FOB
Importer and Manufacturer of
Of American and foreiga Marble
and Scotch Granite.
'Eistiuiates giveu for Coplrig in Sand
Also' Agent. for Walker's Iron Fenco for
ROSEBURG. . OREGON
DONE WITH DISPATCH.
JOUX VAN IHJREN.
Sam cut, Marks,-
. DEALERS IN
I1 . vr
HAVE CONSTANTLY ON If AND-L
wool and Produce of every Descrip
AND THE VERY HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID FOR THEM.
Keeps a full line of Dress Goods of evciy variety ami Shade.
A full line of Silks.
A full lino of Satins, Brocades and Velvets.
A full line of Fancy Dres3 Goods.
A full line of Hosiery.
A full line of Clothing.
A fall lino of Furnishing Gooda.
A full line of Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes.
A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries and ToLacuos.
A full H.io of Crockery and Glassware.
Ami last, but not least, a full lino of Ostrich Plumes and Tips, with all
kinds of Ladies Hat Trimmings and Hat Shapes of latest pattern.
All Kinds Of Fancy Groceries,
Stationery Photograph and
Perfumery, Autograph Albums,
Crockery and Stand, Hand, (and
Queens Ware, Hanging Lamps.
TABLE CUTLERY AND SILVER WARE, and TEN THOUSAND
OTHER THINGS TO NUMEROLS TO MENTION.
Call And See Me At The
Post Office Stand.
BUTTER AND EGGS BOUGHT.
7 fce v
DJiY GOODS, 1500TS and SHOES,
CLOTHING, - UATS and CAINS
MSUGS ssbmI PATENT ?SaIIf NfcS
Cheaper than the Chcacst.
o O o .
They would announce that they have just received and now have on
hand one of the largest stocks of
Ever Brought to Douglas," and, when added to their
Stoves of all Patterns and Ready-made Tinwar
They are prepared to declare they have tae best snpply in thoir line of "any house iu
Southern Oregon, which they propose soiling Cheaper than can be purchased elsewhere
In the shape of BUILDING MATERIALS, in the way oi Locks, Butts, etc., we can
offer superior inducements to purchasers. Try us.
We can give you bargains in the following brands'of STOVES not equaled elsewhere:
BUCK'S BONANZA, FARMER'S UTILITY, DEXTEE, PACIFIC, I WIDE WEST,
CLARENDON, OCCIDENT, IKON KING, j EMPIRE CITY
, And other Sioves and Ranges.
The best of workmen are constantly employed in the manufacture of our TINWAR
and buyers should learn our prices.
We have also bargains to offer in GUNS, - such as Winchester, Sharp and other
ibilee, as well as Shotguns and Pistols.
We are also Agents for the White, Teerless and New Home SEWINU MACHINES,
which wo sell at the lowest rates and warrant as complete in every respect.
We can also supply
Averill and Rntoor Paints.
ct. at 1 owest rates. Give
; prices, and we promise to
IiV T1IOHAS GUAIIA3I,
Of tha University of Ta. at rlillatlelphia and of the
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, aud KOYAL
COLLEGE OF rilYSlCIANS, LONDON ENGLAND
has located for the practice of his profession in
ROSEBURG - - - OREGON.
Office and residence, Washington street opposite
the Catholic Church.
ASIIEU MAUKS, W. I. FlilEPLAXDER
MARKS & Co.
Boots and Siioes.
J. D. JOHNSON.
as a call, inspect our stock; inquiro as to
suit you if any one can.
DON'T FORGET THE
ST Daisy Photo Gallery jg
Now located one door North of the Plain!
dealer office, where you can get San Francisco
worn at less man san r rancisco price. -
Now is your lime to purchase lor we will
not be with you long. ,
We also do enlarging from any old and
faded picture of any kind, and make yoa a
Beautiful Pastal Portrait that will last always.
Call and examine ovt work before going
elsewhere. - T. C. WARD,
OF KECTAL BISbMSK!
I'il-, lioctill XJleiil'rii,
CUSED IN G YEARS BYTHZBRINKERKCFFSYSTEM
ir. j. li. I'llkniytoii Proprietor of the Portland
KVB and EAR IxHttSIARY and Vaxitauias tir Nf.kyoi'8
Disk ases hiw bocii appointed A cut aud Phvsician
for this iu Orcson & V. T. No suvkhk surgical
operations, no r.uN no loss of blood. Iii 2 months,
have cured several eases in which severe cutting op
erations have failed. Am permitted to rolertoilr.
Jas. W. Wcatlicrford, druje-ist formcriy of SiUcm.
ilr. Frank Gardiner, luaeliinest, Mr. R. A. Kampy.
Ilarris.burjr, and others. If several raticnis aimlv.
will spend one day in each month in Roeobur!.'.
Address for pamphlet etc.
J. a. PILK1NGTOS M. D.
r. Pilkinston will beat the
ilcClallen House, Rosebtir from Fri
day evening, Jtciuary 8tfi to Satuiday
evening Janurry 9th, 188G.
J. 0. SHERIDAN
ia.Succcssor to jzg t
II. S & J. C SHERIDAN.
D 55 A LEI! IN -
iStovcs ami Tinware,
fTUiE uiulursiued takce pk-asnre in an,
1 nouneing to tho public that he selling
everything in his line at prices that
IF YOU WANT
STOVES, AGBICTJLTUHiL TU0LS
IR0U, STEEL, iJAILS,
II0SSE3E0E3, TlfTWAEE, OUTLERY
Or anything in my liue, call ami examine my
stock aud learn prices before purchasing else
where, aa I am selling lower than ever.
I (1 SHERIDAN
Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician.
ALL WOUK WAl'UANTED.
Dealer in Watches, 'Clock, Jewelry,
Spectacles aud Kyeglasaea.
A FULL LINE OF
CLJAHS, TOJJACCO & FANCY G()OD.
rjlIIK ONLY ItELI U'.LE OITOMRIl IN T V.'N'
X for the )r.'crn-ljusttiir.nt of Si"ct.icles. 1, iKt
of the tieiiuine IJrazilum l'ehble SiKjctacies an. I i;.ve
glasses. Olfice in Hainiltoii's Hiick Work.
Sond in conUi ijlaj:c, and c
will nir.il you free a royal, val-
! llilf. H-tiiniln li.iv .if
fld y Bl U t!it will mit vriu in'tlio wav
if making mi.ro hi.uity at once, tli in aiiylliiii' else
in America. Hlh fcxcn of nil at can li'.c at lunno
and work in sjrotinie, or all the time. Cauital not
required. We will start yon. Immense my mire for,
those who start at once. Stinhon & Cu., I'ortland
For Seven Years.
Mr.L W. Blake, the suhject of the above sketch.
with the Evenine Chronicle.' St. Lonis. Mn . n nn..
wer to tho inquiry of a reporter, raid: "For seven
years I had been ailing with catarrh, and daring
that time have been treated by six eminent phrsi
ciani, without success. Some doctors told me I had
consumption. For the past three yean I had ft con
tinual discharge of mucous droppings in the throat,'
cough aud -pain across the forhead. Added to that
was loss of memory, voice, appetite, roaring in the
ears, and a general feellnjr of wretchedness. About
five months ago I consulted Dr. Tomer. To-day I
am as weU as ever, have gained twenty pounds, and
dont detect a trace of my old trouble. Yes, sir 1
would be pleased to answer, by tetter, any person
suffering from that dread disease."
Louis Turner, M. D., has offices at 813 Washington
av., St. Louis, Mo., and has, in a private and hospi
tal ractice of thirty years, treated with wonderful
success all curable cases. , Treatment of deformities
and surgery a speciality. Nor sbckssart to kt.k r&
tiests. By my original system of consultation, I
can treat patient by niail as successfully as in per
sonal consultation. Patients can consult ir.e bv
mail On ail Diseases of the Blood, Stomach, Liser
Bowels, Heart, Nerves General Debility, and all dis
eases Peculiar to the sex ee. No exhorbitant charges.
Consultation at office and by mail ona dollar. Bend
One Dollir f or-a full consultation by mail, on ro
of which I will thorough'- investigate yoor case.
Medicines famished lrsje to patients. If you are
sick or aiiing, write me. No letters answered un
less accompanied by 4 eta. in stamps. Addiess all
letters to Dr. Louis Turner, 819 V ajhlast on Avenue,
8 . Louis.Mo. .
' 7-4 hi
'iliid powder never varies. A marvel of i uritv.
ircnjflli and whoksoiiicnees. More ccotiomirul
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in com
petition with the multitude- of low test, shout
wcistlit alum or i(tosn(iatc ikw1! S..1.1 ...,i !..
cans. IIOVAL CAKING TOWDKU CO., 100 Wull
St. N. Y.
CLARKE ct UAKEll, Props.-
Having purchased the above named mills of
Stuplicns & Co., v.e arc now prcpaptd to furnish
amount of the best quality of
ever offered to tho public in Douglas County.
will furnish at the mill at tho following prices;
No-1 rough lumber.. ...812
No, 1 flooring, 6 inch $24
No. 1 flooring, 4 inch.... i6
No. 1 finuihing lumber..... $20
No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 2 sides .$21
No. 1 flnibhing lumber dressed on -1 sides"-2G
CLARKE & 'BAKER.
JL.niiIoi-, Snsli, Doors
niitl IVXoiiltliiijs x-
' OK THE VERY BEST MATERIAL.
rtOSiE AND GET TERMS BEFORE l'CKCH S-
KJ mg elsuwhcrc.
OUlce near Depot, .....ii Uoscbiirg.
Agent for J. J. Whilsotl's Lumber.
New Butcher Shop
Wo keep all kiiKls of FUESII and
ST IS FACTION ASSURED.
, Hides of all kinds bought.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Established in 18G7.
in the Red Front, not door to A. C. Marks'
KcpaiiH and Alter:itimis neatly done.
5IKS. S. A. HCTtillXSOX,:
LADIES WILL F.SO MY STOCK LARGE AND
Complete. Prices moderate.
f!i-7 M 'lull. Mils. S. A. IIuTciuxtON.
MADAME AND MR. DROUILHAT'S
STAR OF PORTLAND
69AND 691 ALDER STREET, Holt on House Buildi g
MEALS A LA CARTE 15 CTS. UP.
Bates for Re:nilar Boarders to suit the times-
3TSpccia Terras made with nersonsdcsirlmr din-
ners for Weddings, Tarties, Club Reunions and Soci-
nes oi an Kinils, oy giving order a little in advance.
fTPrivate R nmn for Ltutinftwittioiif .vtrahmv
Accomodation Rooms for Guests from 2 to if. persons.
I AM PREPARED TO DO
Work in this line, and ask a share of
the patronage of Roscburg and vicin
ELHINA V. CSVJIP.
Next d-r to L. Bclflls Jewelry Store, Roscburg Or.
The BTJTERS' GUIDE U
Uraed Warch and Bentt
b K z 11 tmcliea.wtUs over
f 3.SOO i tUostrsUons a
whole Ptetora Chalierjr.
OIVKS Wholeaate Price. .
direct id eotuumtra on all good for
personal or family me. Telia bow to
order, and gtroa exact oort of wrerjn
tHlng you vae,- eat, drtnk, wew, or
ba-re roia witb. Tlseoa XSVAXXASXE
BOOKS contain lazbrmatlon gleaaed
rrom Uae markets of tbo world. Wo
win malt a eopy FREE to any ad
dreoa noon receipt of 10 eta. to detraw
expenao of matitng. Let aa bear from
Tou, Jf BospectfoUy, crri i
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
7 s 829 WaJbaak Avci.e, Calca, IU.
1 i I
BY iiA&V U. b('iC.
Don't drawdown the blicds iicar ;st niotUr, to i
But let them remain as I! ty are;
For, oh! it were wrong, such a beautiful sight
As the sliimmering mo3ii! ht to mar;
Let it quiver and sift. Tis Ik antif ul gift,
Tis benevolence without i . bound.
Let it lie on the floor, to the wa Is let it lift,
Let it compass our divelli ig around.
Sec! If alls on tho alders sarrou idi tig the rpriug
For that U its favorite ret reat.
It is flooding the hilltops, enci idling our u'nne,
It is batldng the ripcuins whu at.
Oh! Its teasing that roje, that l .ill never u:ie!o..
But ever hangs there like a ball,
So spotted and mute, so tumpti l-lv cute,
Soclingingly close to the wall.
I x;t it fall on the keys as 14la; , molhdr dear,
Your fav oritc sung, ""tlo ne. Sweet Home "
Ltt it fall ou the pictures sm-rjiuiiding our hearth,
fjvriictcr than trcauros ft
Vci, wc,ve every one hole, N J
'er have v ju mother,
Heaved :i sxb, at Ueath'
Then how happv HhiuUI we, c
To welcome the nio n's ;
cry one of ua, be
Editor IIkview : I
in your i.tper of the 1.:
see in my letter
t inst , a small
error iu ivg;tnl to the
Slate to the Lock Co.,
f.-.'wj juries of the
kvhiih you or I
1 to s;iy was tho
L'yis!aturo gve two hsj
in liluce of leu thousand dollars, and
the nub of the joke' wa? th it in a short
time the company tt eJ to sell the
locks Lack to the Suiiie fur as niucl
more. X. R. the Kta'ld
u to have ten
percent, of tho net can.iugs, hut the
net earnings will nevei fill l! State
treasury. The company is right.
I. expect they are g.;ti ing interest on
onr $200,000; that ain t verv had no-
how it is all rhdit
o have lots of
money to givefaway lo
ttar-ju i;nni and
that Wagon Road Co. 4t a hi'' lift out
of the ever-LurdeticJ til
IIeview is the natnel
of your pajter
the hist Legis-
atitl now I will review
laturc. What did t!
re. u iiat uki tiiey tlo f Tliey
ted a United States senator, at a
of 30,000, and Etiuandered aTjout
100,000 of the hard thno.s taxes when
thev ought to have el
ectcd the lion.
senator at the regular
(session, and .the
let the y alonp,
and naverTpassed then!
Now, I will j-ive
j ill.'.' 1.1.IU11 IV
CongteRS. There wa?
K till m'.i oJuced
to have a smaller net ofj
There are .so many snsnt feiloivs that
arc competent to 1? jtiiigjs, and if they
can get another set of- Supreme judges
it will he rood for anilher set of the
smart officers, with
b:no $3,000 per
annum a prlee'Iiko that hi n't much;
the people can piy ilmilicr set just
as well. The Supreme judges tire
nearly worked 16 deatjh; tln-'y have so
much husiuess to at
have sot clerhs to d
end to. They
neatly all the
work for (hein, and yd
no of them have
lictty young feimtle dlerks. Common
clerks won't do in this! day and age of
v ell, we had ano
aur funny pieca
dge joh was let
got rcaily one
of lttisiness. That-In
for $13,250, and the,
third more, extra; h
lit the bridge is
none tco good, let
d man stand his
contract that is wh
t a job is let for..
So a contractor shall
receive just that
i' money as he
that poor farm.
for it is a poor
much of other mei
agrees to receive.
Now, in regard to
li. hus the mlit name
faun indeed, as the
c is oinv auout
sixty acres of guod hind on it, and tho
rest is the poorest
hill laud in the
country, and every t
me tiiere is any
business to he done I
ere is a ferry bill
will have to j;o
to j ay and tho docto
lli ere on expense oi
his expenses for serv
ccs rendered, but
I reckon it in all rig!
I had a man
say ta inc, "Well, I
he County Judge."
4ues;s you want to
I don't wau't any
and it don't pay
I have served, all
of twenty years,
The clerks of
oflicc, for I have one
mo a ceut, eiiher, hu
the same, for a fcorni
and am living, tcq,
school districts don1
the State Supeiintci
t need any nay:
ident has to be
kept ia when he is tjf no use whatever
Now for tho way our school money
goes. The State hi .3 no need for so
many school superintendents, the
county school superintendent" could do
all the business without that fifth
wheel to the wagon, but there must be
somebody to receive tho school money
and use it or it. would rust. And the
people are compel!
d to set books of
a certain set everv war or so. W hether
they are good book
of favorites must bq
; or not, that ct
made rich no mat
ter what goes or c mics. Well, so it
is, we must pay out cur money for the
booKS or-loose our snare 01 .uie kciioui
funds. Now, that'tind of business is
all wrong. Our 1:1
nty. ingoing step
by step, and e arcs compelled td let
them do just as thev pleas a. We hope
the rulers will come to their right mind
and try to do tho sraiare thing like they
did when I was a
tery; buy just such
boks as wo . ccul-4 -and such as we
w.mted ;f we "had ,t
te cash .and if not
u?c the books we 1:
Well, nry let! er'W
getting, too lenlhy
G. W. Ceng tn.
so I will hold on fo
Good Suggestion. .
If tho theory of evolution and spon
laneous generation bo hue our progen
itors must have been favored with 1
most genial and salubrious climate
with superior advantages.
Jn inorganic substances we can find
no clue to the origin of organic beings
but hero 111 southern Oregon we find
much that conduces to their develop
ment ana prosperity, such as climate,
health and the necessaries of life.
Tho resources of our country are not
developed. When developed it will
cebpso Greece, Italy, Sparta or Spain.
Compare our climate and soil with that
of the old eastern states where thev
have tho long, dreary and cold winters
an 1 where people had to dig up, break
up and haul ofFand pib up stone be-
tore tuey could plow or find any soil
to plow, and theti it was poor andlun-
remunerative, while much of our land
is ready for the plow and exceedingly
If men with htrge cash capital would
come heic and buy largo tracts of land.'
and then divide it into small farms as
it ought to be and then sell them to
others, (actual settlers) as they ought
to, then general thrift and prosperity
would begin. Manufacturing would
soon spring 114) and flourish. But as it
is we ara drifting into one common
vortex, debt and bankruntcv. No
other people could stand what we do
in the way of high interest, hiirh tax
-direct and indirect. Besides we mv
almost eery manufactured artisle from
abroad; also many luxuries, and pay
more than any other people for them.
Eventually this country will be densely
opulated. The mountain sides will
be terraced and cultivated. Think of
the shivering starving millions that
would like to live her. Think of the
Arab with his caravan upon the sterile
and parched Sahara that would like to
slake his thirst here from the manv
waters that are rushing on maiesticallv
to the embrace of the -great Pacific
Ueean. Think of what f 3 to be devel
oped by labor, skill and enterprise.
. Tho feudal age of Oregon must pass
away and farmers must live within
their means and upon what labor can
produce and earn each year instead of
spending it in advance. They had
better pay in advance than lo spend in
advance if possible. If we want to
iive poor and unsociable and die bank
rupt let us monopolize the land and
discourage cvKry enterpriae and drive
away the people. If wc wish to bring
up our children in the way they should
not go wc should oppose educa'tioa'and
morality. If we want them to become
thieves and robbers wo should teach
them lo disregard the rights of others.
Eewarc and awake thou that deepest
' .U C. II.
V.-l Strange Story.
A strange story comes from Union
county, Arkansas, but it is as true as
it is strauge, to wit: That three young
men were sittting on their horses in
the road, discussing tho piobabilitics
of rain from a cloud which just then
was rising iu tbe west. The youngest
of the group, named John Freeman,
referring to tho drought, remaiked that
a God who would allow his people to
satlcr thus couldn't amount to much.
As he was speaking this the boys were
encircled with lightning and the speak
er was stunned severely, though his
companions were unscratched. Re
covering, he renewed tho subject, bit
terly reviling the Supreme power.
Instantly a flash of lightning came
from the cloud overhead, and tbe young
man fcU dead in his tracks. Nearly
every bone in his body was mashed to
a jelly, while his boots wero torn from
his feet and the clothes from his lower
extremities. The body presented a
horrible appearance, being a blackened
and mangled mass of humanity. His
companions were ettmned and thrown
on the ground, but not teriously in
jured. The funeral of tha unfortunate
young man occurred next day, and at
tracted a large crowd, the greater por
tion of which were drawn hither by the
rumor of the strange events preceding
the death of the deceased. When the
body wa3 deposited in the ground and
the loose earth had been thrown in
until the npeiature was filled, and
while the friends of the dead man yet
lingered in the cemetery, a bolt of
lightning descended from a cloud over
head and struck . the grave throwing
the dirt as if a plow had passed length
wise through it. No one was injured,
but thosa present scattered almost
paralyzed with terror. The incident
is exciting a great deal of attention,
ministers and religious people generally
holding that the youug man was the
victim of the wrath of an oflended God,
while others assert that the case was
simply a wonderful coincidence, hav
ing no connection with causes cither
physical or supernatural. -
While passing through ; tho street
or in my husbands shop I often trem
ble to hear tho name of our Creator
spoken irreverently. 1 have tremble 1
to think of the panishiaent, if not in
this world, that they' will receive in
the world heivafter for Christ has eaid,
"swear not at alL As a favor Iask
you to publish this extract taken from
the Chicago Tribune, riiowino- that
punishment sometimes come first anrl
judgement afterwards. Those doubt
ing the item, please write to any one
in tuo county and be convinced of tha
truth. AMAVn TTnnanv
Christinas at Bethlehem.
fYouth's Companion. '
Not the Bethlolipm nf -TnrlAfl lint Ita
modern namesake, founded bv tha
Moravians In the beautiful Leliiga valley
Of Pennsvlvanhi At 9. nVlnb- In flin
afternoon of Dec. 24. the smallest
children assemble in tho church for a
"liOVO Feast " Tt-Vllr-h ia .1,ofln a eonrtna
of song. During its progress buns and
mugs of coffee are served to the little
ioiks. is ear tlio close of the meeting
lighted wax tapers are given to them,
to represent tho light which cama
into the world with thA birth f
Christ During this part of the ceremony
UlC COnereiratton eintra Tha Wlin rs it,.
choir wear bewitching little caps instead
of bonnets, and look very charming as
they sing to the jaccompanlment of the -
ortran and tha' trnmlinnranltaTnatttio
English and German hymns. i
to their homes, whern Pnntn rum. t,..
"Putz, " which designation ia applied to
the whole Christmas decorations.
It is not a 'tree alone which these fa
vored rmeH hftVA hilt thnr lr trlvan in 1aca
- f - "- aw UJWU
homes a whole landscape formed of rocks
and mosses, making hills and valleys
where all the animals out of Noah's ark
There !fl nlwnva n ctnHn vMth ilinllaiu
- - . w . u w. w OUVIwl.
the holy family, and the adoring shepherds
mav bo seen aDDro&ehintr it from riistant
hills. There is also a n&h-Dond with real
or toy fish sporting in it Sometimes a
fountain plays in the midst of the scene,
but the tunes wfiicTi mnrlnrt thn watpp ara
apt to leak in the most prosaic manner
and stain the housewife's carpets, so this
ciuwmug giory israrciy seen.
The Pu s remains for weeks, a con
tinued delight to the children, who ar
range and alter it to suit their own fancy,
till all its beauty and freshness are gone.
At 6 o clock Christmas Eve, the distri
bution of presents being over, the older
children repair to the church, where an
other service is held simOar to that of tho
afternoon, with the omission of the buns
and coffee. At its conclusion the tatter
bearers wend their way through the vil
lage streets with picturesque effect
Christmas and the Saturnalia.
A custom of tho Roman Saturnalia,
which came unchanged to our time ia
familiar to us all We mean the three
days holiday given to tho slaves. Tho
slaves in our southern states, down to tho
close of the war, enloyed this privilege.
Throughout the Roman empire slavea
went about bareheaded, .except on the
three great days of tho Saturnalia, when
all were permitted to wear the cap ot
familiar shape, which still fjgures as the
liberty cap, upon the tops of iberty poles.
On those days the slaves are supposed to
have been allowed to say anything they
chose to their masters. . Probably, how
ever, they used this liberty with discre
tion. The first Christian congregations in
Itoly were largely composed of slaves and
of the common people, though among
them wero found educated and highly
gifted persons. The early Christian teach
ers had the greatest difficulty- to keen
tueir converts from jCkning fa thepogak
festivals, to which they had been accus
tomed, '.ad which wero even needful to
ameliorate their hard lot and monotonous
life. t -
When the Saturnalia came round, the
Christian slave or freedman found him
self struggling between the habita . of his
ol-1 life and tho claims of his new faith.
If ho withstood tho old, he missed tho
onlv holidav which would h hfa An.
ing twelve months of labor. If
he yielded, ins religious life might bo
injured by contact with idolatrous rite.
It is not 6trange, therefore, that Chris
tian riftfitnra cuvnntr thn strlfo rt l,V,lf
, Q hw u.. ..V WOUll,
with conscience, should seek for the goKlen
mean hptwwn linn onrl rrriihm
- - -- " f. WMfctstuMAS.
They acted upon the principle that though
luiue in us 1 00 unity . in essentials, mere
should be liberty in non-essentials, and
loVR In all lliintra TliOT trtnh- n-hol ...
- - - - J nwa, n VI
good in the RomanTioliaays and associ-
ateu 11 witn uie Dirmoay lesuv I 01 tlua
who came to brintr Deaee on "earth and
good-will to men.
. The Puritan's Denunciation.
Charles Dudley Warner. .
In the Puritan view these festivities of
Christmas had become wholly pagan, or,
what was worse, popish, and it was in tha
tido of such fervid fanaticism as that of
Pryune and Stubbes that tho innocent
gayetics as well as the excesses of the time
Were SWent aWav. and awrnt
plctely that it was centuries before many
descendants or the Furitans cculd look
upon any celebration of Christmas as
otherwise than sinfuL
"Into what a stupendous height of more
than pagan impiety, " exclaims rrynne,
whose rhetoric is his only amusing point,
"have we not nnw ilno-omro:!!" w
can not sanctify a Lord s day. observe a
publicke thanksgiving to . our ; graciouj
God, or yet celebrate an Easter, a Pcnle-
cost, or such like solemn feasts (much less
a Christmas, as we phrase it) in plausible
pious sort (as too many paganizing Chris-
tians now conceit) without drinking, roar
ing, healthing, dicing, carding, dancing,
masques, and stago-piays. " "How doe
WA (Jhriatlnna fmnnH nv rfoTimtA tnm tr.
most part the Nativity of our Saviour but
wiiii sucu ncainemsa sports as these,
which Turkes and Infidels would abhor
to practlcet" ' .
"The Poor Babies.
Said tho Shade of Christmas, with a
world of tenderness in his voice, and a
suspicious damp spot in tho corner of one
eye: "Poor babies! Why are things so
unequal? Why is it ' some of them get
everything they want and more than they
ought to have, while these little half -clad.
Bad-eyed creatures never in tthcir lives get
a thing that is bright and wholesome and
glad? If I could only have my own way
once just once I'd see that their puny
bodies were warm inside and out, with
turkey and plum-pudding for a lining, .
and books and toys, and games
and all sorts of things from Fairyland to
make them glad -for a whole year. It
takes so little to make a poor boy or girl
happy, and there are so many thousands
and thousands of them and- there are so
few people to help ma
: In Poverty" Vale.
"And what does Grade darling expect
to find in her stocking after- Santa Clans
comes? " asked a fond mother of her little
girl '-' - ' . '- . - - .
The baby face looked grave and then
wise, a cunning little smile curved the red
lips and dimpled the sweet cheeks, as she
: "I know, mamma holes 1" ' .
Harper's "Drawer:' Perhaps Christmas
docs more than any other one institutiou
to keep that old-faslJoncd virtue, levins-;
kindness, alive in the World.
'Detroit Free Prcis: Candy, k "alius
worth its face value, and what you can't
cat you kin use in hu icg the lig boys cot
to lick ye. .... w