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BLOOMSBTJItGk PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4. 1876.
THE COLUJlllfAX, VOL. X,.NO. 0
COI.U.MIIIA DE.MOCltAT, VOL. XI-, NO. 61
T j- 't-n r-
Columbia County Official Directory.
President .tittlgo-Wlltl.tm Hlwelt.
Associate Judges-Irani i,t,rr deoriro Scott.
1 10 honotary, Ac.-n. prank z.ur.
i 5 m ';;r. '"f'-T-Wllll'tinwii It. Jncoby.
i 2 il 'W"7-Jolm M. ctark.
irensiirer-lir. II. W.McllcynotiK
Jnvp7ilS?.',rS,'0l'n llC""T' W' MclIcnr'
Atiillturs-M. V, n. Kline, .1. 11. Casey. II. 1). Ilrow n.
Coiuncr-C'harlei (1. Murphy. 1 ' liru""'
.inry Commissioners-Jacob II, Fritz, William II.
County supcrlntendent-Wllllam It. Snvder.
vv, u 1", ","r. 1',l,V"t'tTl,lr,,l',U1''-"- ' JIiil.Hcott,
iVniV ,.",tr,'. I"II'',"1 and Thomas Clcvellug,
hcott, o. P. l.nt, secretary.
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
t.ll.L2",'"s.,JVrff.,fin,ilnPr"ll,lla,l Jf'ln A.rnnaton,
President, II. II, linn, Cashier,
1. 1'. 'liiHtlii, cashier.
(oliiinlila county Mutual Savins I'und and T.nau
hSinry ' 1'reblll,;", v- w' Mnr
llloiiiiisliurB llulldlns and Sa Ins I'und Association
"iii-,"' ','"('U:IJ l'liwldent..!. U. tiohlson, secretary.
T iV " ' ,, . , 1 -mow 1 111111 .vsHiw-iauon ,1
... , tvoinviu, u, oaiiuey, ceciuiury.
Itev. .T. r. Tusiln, (Supply.)
Hiinday Serlces-iii a. m. and 0 p. m.
Nlltii it Miiliro Vn 'M 1
l'ra. er Jleetlus livery Wednesday evening nt C)
Sjais free. The public aro lnllcd to attend.
sr. MATTHEW'S IX'TIIEKAS ClU'llClt.
Mlnls'er Itev. ,1. MeCion.
ffunilay Senlees-lii a. in, and cj-p. m.
1'rajer Meellns-Ku'ry Wednealay evening at fl
Seats'frcc. Xopowsrcnlod. Ml aro welcome.
Mini ler-l!ev. St uart M i ihell.
Sunday ,s.'i-viecs luj a. m. and fi p. m.
Sum av Se ii'ml-ii n in 1
JVaxer Meeting i:cry Wednesday evening at Cla
scal s free. No pews rented. SI rangers welcome,
METiiomaT Knscorw, ciiuncit.
Presiding i:ider-l(ev. N. S. llucklnnhain.
Minister Her. .1. II. Mclinrrali.
Minday Senlcen-lu and C.v . m.
Mtnd.iv Seliiiol ! n. m.
ItllilO Class Lerv .Mondav evenlntrnt. aw o'etnek
Voting .Men's Prayer Jl'eotlng l.very Tuesday
(tenerul Prayer .Meetlng-Kvery Thursday evenlii;
Corner of Third and Iron streets.
Pastor Itev. T. V. UofTineler.
Kesldeneo-Past street, npp. Third street.
Sunday N'n lees 1 11. in. and 7 p. 111.
Sunday School .1 p. in.
Prajer Sleeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All aj-o ln lted 1 hern Is ulwa s 1110m.
Services every Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
ueuer scuuicu, .uaiuaun lowusnip.
&T. l'ACI.'S CHUKCIt.
Itectnr-Itcv. .lolm Hewitt.
Sunday Services lujj a. 111., 6 p. m.
Sunday School 9 n. in.
First Sunday In tliu month, llolv Communion.
services preparatory to Communion on l'rlday
ueiiiii uuioio uiu isi niiniiay in eaeii inuniu.
Pews rented: lmtevervbudv welcome.
Persons dealilng to cunvult tliu Itcetor on religious
matters will lind him at tho parsonage on ltoek
Presiding Elder itev. A. I.. lieeser.
.Mliil.ter Itev. J. A. Inlne.
Sunday service 3 p. m In tho Iron street Church,
Prav er Meeting I.'very sabbath at 2 p. in.
All are Invited. All are. welcome.
SCHOOIi OISDKHS, Manic, just printeil anil
neatly bound In small books, on hand and
lui saic ui 1110 coi.umuian vuiee. icu. iy, isi-11
Tili.VNK DEEDS, on J'arclim.'iit ami I.ineii
JL Paper, common and for Administrators, Psccu
(ors and trustees, for said cheap at tho. Coi.umiiian
nndiiirKiiuui uiu i;ui umiiia uinee. .1111113
tent of thu liospel and Justices should supply them
selves with theso necessary nrlleles.
TUHTICESanil Con-laliles' Hills for sale
f nr 1110 coi.uvihian oiuce. iney contain 11113 win
lecled fees as established by the last Act ot the Leg,
lslatuto upon tho subject, l.very Justlco and Con,
btablo should have ono.
"TrUXDUE NOTES jn-t printed ami fo
, cheap at the Coi.umiiun olllce,
AVID L0WENJ1EUG, Mercliant Tailor
Mam St., auovo central Hotel.
HOOTS AND SUOHS.
HEXUV KI.EIM, Jlanafacttirer anil ilealer
In boots and bhoea, groeei les, etc., Main St.,
Jf. KN'Ol!!. Dealer in Hoots ami Shoes,
111. latest and best stiles, cot ner.MaliiandMarket
streets, In the old post olttce.
CLOCKS, WATCHKS, AC.
Ct E. SAVAC.E. Dealer in Cloelis, AValclics
. and Jewelry, Main St., just Iwlow tho Central
JIII.LINnilV & 1'ANCY (iOODS.
Mr.itciiANTS and anocriis.
(.'. HOWEIl. Hats ami Cans. Hoots anil
. shoes. Main slreet, above Com t House.
Q H. JUI.I.EU C SON, dealers in Dry
, (londs, groceries, fiieenswai'e, Hour, ball,
blToes, nullons, etc., .Main stlcet.
it It. IKEI.EIt, Attorney nt Law. ltooms in
11 nvchSnio IiloCk, 2d fTuor, lllooii'ibburg.l'a. OS
Ct (J. IiAUKf.EY, Allnritey.at.l.aw. Ollice
. , Jit lirow er's building, Sad slory, Iloouis 4 .v; 5.
liel. 15, '13,
Dll. W'il. Jl. llEliElt.Snrgeiiii anil I'liy-i-clan,
ofileo S. I., coiner ltoek and -Market
T It. EVANS, JI. P., Surgeon ntul l'liysi
tf , clan, r
1, north bl'd'o of Main btrect, abovo J.' K.
r B. JtcKEIA'Y, JI. P., Surgeon ami I'liy
. sltlan.iioitli side .Main ttlcet, below M.nket.
1!. ltOltlSON, Attnrney-at-I.avv, Olliec
In ll.u tmau's building, Main street.
AMITE!. JACOUY, laiblo ami Ilnivvn
Stone vv oiKs, East iiiooinsuui g, ucrnii-unuu.
KOSENSTOtJK, JMiotographer, over
, ci.uk A Wolf's store, Main stiver.
It. H. C IIOWElt, Surgeon Dentist, Jliiin
. ..i.m-A tl.a I'niii'l ITml,.,.
TH. JIAIZE, Mammoth flroccry, I
, ceiles, l''rults,Nuts,Prpvilous, ie.,
fine C! ro-
S. KUHK, dealer in Jlent, Tallow, etc.,
, Centi i) street, Letwcen Second and Third,
riMIOJIAS AVEI11I, Confectionery and Uakery,
J vvholesalo and retail, Kxchango llluek.
W. COltELE, l'lirifituio Itoonn, three
, btory hi Ick, Main bll uet, west of Mai ket bt,
JI. II. AUUOTT, Attorney.at-I.aw, Mafn
T V. DA I.I.MAN, Miriliant Tailor, Second
bll eel, liobblns' building.
JI. L. EYEUI.Y,
collections promptly mndo ami rcmlltid. onice
oppuslto Catawlssu Deposit Hank. cm-.s
Piom this data tho Itlocmshurg (las company will
put In "en 1 leu pipes ut Hist cost and futnlsfi and bet
meters 111 toui ioui-ub vwv1'
SfSiS&An l;;t otgas la rbtdted
ar painting iiHiis, idid ihjsIs or other tliulKis placed
1 w fie ttn'ts per Baon or .W Mjarreh
0Ct.l5,Wf ' xt'
VULCAN IRON WORKS,
danviixi:, MONTOVU county, pa.
II, 1,1 AM II. I-AW, Jlanufaclincr ol
VV Wi ought irun llildgos, uonere, uusiioiui,
l'lieproof llutldlnga, Wrougfit lion Itootfng, Hon ling
Frill lies, l'looillig and Doors, Farm Ittlos and 110
liig, also Wiought Iron Piping, Bunks and all kinds
of Stnitli Work, Ac. llepulrs promptly atltnded to
N, D. Draw lngo and Estimates supplied,
Oct., 8, 1876 tl
LANK NOTES,wllli orultliout ntutptloi
All. HEItKIXa, Cnriientcr' ami bullilcr,
, Main street below Pine.
O. & W. H. SHOIOMAICHIS, Dealers In
Dry Ooods, Urocerlcs and tleneral Jlcrchan-
U. A. Ji. TUKXKlt,
tcsiilcncc on JInrkct .Street ono door below
J). ,. Wnller'H.
onicn over Klelnrt Drug Slore. Ofllce hours from
1 to 4 p. 111.. for treatment of diseases ot the i: e, !.ar
and '1 hroat.
All calls night or day promptly attended to.
K.J. U. HUTTEll,
Ofllce, North Market Urcet,
It. U. E, GARDNER,
.PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
onice above J.Schuj ler C Son's Hardware More.
A T T 0 U X V) Y-A T-Ii A W,
.Ofllce, Ilartman's mock, corner Main and Market
"iiviia vjci, s, ',1,
OrnicE-lloom No. 1, ' Columbian" Utilldlng.
omco In llrower's building, second floor, room No,
1. Illoomsburg, Pa. Julyl,"3 y
1 li. 1 W. J. UUCKALEW,
onice on Main Street, first door below Com t House
.nur.u, ,4 y
E. iC J. JI. CLARK,
April 10,'TI y
omco in Enfs llulldlng
A. CKEVEI.INn SMITH. I1EBVEV KVV1K0 SMITH,
CREVEL1NG SMITH & SON,
.11 1UJ1.1.1IS-.U-1..'1.V ,
rffAll business entrusted to our enro will reclevo
prompt attention. Julyl,'73 y
E. II. t.ITTI.E. KOll'T. K. MTTL1.
H. & R. R. LITTLE,
ah uiir.i.1 s-a j -ja vv ,
Wlluslness lieforo t ho IT. S. Patent Oflleo ntl ended
to. orneo In tho Columbian llulldlng. ly a.s
pROCKAVAY .t EIAVELL,
J A T TO R X E Y S-A T-L A W,
C01.mr.iAv iicimiino, Illoomsburg, Pa.
Members of the United Mates Ijivv Association.
Collections made In nnv nart of Ameilca.
Agents for continental Lire Insurance Company ot
.-sew lors:. .sseis nenriy Si.niv.oeu. 111c uesi in 1110
country. Send for descriptive pamphlet. tf
HAilMAN & HASSE11T.
EasL Street, ljelow. EAil Roatl,
Wo resneclfullv call nubile nttentlon to tun follow.
lng facts that : They manufacture llrst class
MINE CAR WHEELS AND AXLES
and all kinds of Coal Ilrcakcr Castings. They also
make all kinds of Car, Machine, llildgo and oilier
onsllnirs tisedbv contractors ironerallv. 'ihevnlso
HEATING AND COOK STOVES,
nnil aro prepared to furnish all kinds of repairs, suih
tisi.iitien, j.iu.s, 1 ou iuviv. ciieieueis, ae, llley
keep constantly on hand
PLOWS AND PLOW POINTS.
I.nrco Iron Kettles. Farmers' Pelts. Sled Soles. Wair-
on lloxes. Cellar Urates, Ax. They aio alsopiepaied
Saw and Grist Mill Machinery,
Shafting, l'ullej 's, &c. Theylpay fpeilal attention to
Repairing Threshing Machines
The Proprietors aro both practical mechanics. Try
AM Kit I (UN AND I'OItKHJN t'ATKXTS-
Gn.vtoiiK A Co., successors to Chlpnian, Ilosiner .t
Co., Solh-llors. H.iteuts prneiiri'd In all eountiles.
No 1 n:s is Auv.vscK. Nochnrgo unless t lie patent
Is granted. No fees for innklng preliminary t-xain-
liiaiious. o uuoiuouai lies tor iioi.uiiiiig 111111 eou
duellnga 1ehe.11 lng. Hy n rm-nl decision of the
I ominlssloner ai i. 1 elected applications may bo re
vived, spedal attention given to lulerleieiiee cases
In foie the Patent (mice, extensions lieforocongiess,
llllllllgeilieiii suns 111 uiiieit-iii ninii-.s, nun uil 11111,-11-
t loii appertaining to Inventions or patents, bend
stamp to (llluioio it Co. for pamphlet of sixty pages,
JiA.Mi CASI.S, LAA ll WAUUAATS AX I)
contested land cases prosecuted beforo tho U.S.
teueral Laud Olllcu and Depnitment of Iho Intel lor.
1'itvatn land claims, intuitu.' and ore-emnllon claims.
and homestead eases attended to. Land scilp lu 411,
siiuiul tuoucie pieces tor sale, Thlsscilp Is assigna
ble, 111111 can uo locaieu 111 uiu iiaiuu 01 1110 purcuasir
unou any tiovernmeut land sublect to nrlv aio entry.
at (Lift peracie, Itlsof etiual valiiowlth homily
laud Wiirriinls. Send stamp to Ullmoro .t Co. for
pamphlet of Instructions.
AltltUAltS OP PAY AND J50UNTY.
onicers. soldiers and sailors cf tho lato war. or
tin Irhclrx.nic In many cases entitled to money from
the goveiniientof which they havonii knowludge.
Write full history of service, and stale amount of
pay and bounty lecelved. Hnclosn stauiptodlliuoie
Co.. nnd a lull renly, ntler examination, will bo
glv en sou free,
All nnieers. soldiers and sailors wounded.runtlired
or Injiiiul In Iho late war, however slightly, call ob.
llllll II IH.-I1SIOU HY iiiiiiiosnnii iiiiiiiuiu n. 1 u
I'liscs oriisiciiud bv (illnioiu A; Co. beforo thosu.
pri ino coin t of the United stiites,thecuuitof claims,
and thu southern claims commission.
linen depart mem u our nusiness is coniuicieu in a
M'pauitu btiieau, under charge ot the sumo exiierl
eiieed imrtleH einploved liy Ihu old llria. Prompt in
tuition to all business entrusted In (HLMOlti: CO.
Is thus secuicd, Wo di biro to win bucccss bvlde-
. Hid .l ., t, ,"i.v"'f V"', , i."
total: HOW Lost, How Resiored!
OlSffB, Culvcivull's celebruled Ussay 011 the
".fcw'Jv r.iitli-iil eiii-o llvll liolif ini-illetni-V of uot-r.
xjHHSmrPy matoirhiia or seminal weakiiess.liivol
notary seminal losses, liniHiiency, menial uudphybl-
III llieiipai'llj', lllllieuiiiii'jiin iu luui 1 las-e, eiui uiso,
oiisiiiiioilon. eiilluiisy mid Ills. Induced bybclf-ludul-
genei) or soxualuxtravogaiiee, iu
. I I II I". Ill 1. MTUII II V1IS1V1S UlllJ Sl. ll lllO.
1 HO veil Olilll-14 UlllllU , 111 (Ills HUII1IIUU1U i-nnujr,
cleaily demonstiatea, Horn a thirty sears successful
praitlee, that ihu uknulng cnnseiUen(eH of self,
abuse may bo radically enied without the dangerous
use of lii'cinal inedlciiiu or Ihu application ot the
kulfei iiolullngoiil mnodo of euru utoiico simple,
1 ei tain and eileclunl, by mcaus of vv hlch ivcry ui.
(tur nu mailer what Ids condition may be, may
cum hlinseli -I'-apb', pi iv atcly und radically.
;ji '11I1sias -rubuouiuuu luinu nuuusui uvcry
vouth and oveiy man In tho laud.
Sent uuder bcal, In a plain envelope, to any ad
dress, ou leci Int or blx cents or two postage stamps.
Auuiess vuu -uunaiicro,
'V. llUUdMAN SON,
41 Aim St., New Yoik; P, o, liox 4it4.
H.M.I'. Jan m-am-l
a. a, ur.iir.ixn
T) ESI'ECTE Uni.Y announces to the public
JL Vi that ho has reopened
i- SNYDER'S TANNERY,
(old stand) Illoomsburg, Pa., at the
Porks nt I ho l'.spy and Light street
loads, vvliero all descilptlons of
leather will bo made In tho most
substantial and vvoikuuinllkn manner, and sold nt
prlccstosiiltthetlmts. Tho highest price in cash
vv 111 at all times be paid for
0 U E E N II I D E 8
of every description In the country. The publlcpat
ronago Is respectfully solicited.
Uloomsbuig.Oct. 1, liJS-
KEYSTONE CARRIAGE WORKS!
AS. C'UOSSLEY has 011 hand and for pale
, cheaper than tho cheapest, for cash, or will
cjunangc tor old Wagons on rensonablo terms,
ot every description both plain and fancy.
Portable Top liturgies, open ltngelcs, Plain and
Paney Platform Spring VVngons nil of the latest st vie
and mado of good material and fully warranted.
(live me n call before purchasing elsevv here, as I can
not be undersold. 1 claim that 1 luako tho best wag
ons for tho least money.
Inlsodo painting, trimming and repair old work
at tho shortest notice, old springs welded and war
ranted to stand or 110 pay. 1 will exchange a porta
ble top buggy for any kind of lumber. But h as heir
lock, pine, ash, linn hickory and poplar to bodellvci
edatinyshop by the ilrstof l'cbruary, Istj. Iron
dale ordeis taken and McKclvy, Neali-'Co'sfnrie-
pauii us cn.su,
Oct. S, 1S75.
A. S. CHOSSLXY.
JI. C. SLOAN it RROTHER
TTAVK on hand and for sale at tho mot
Llrcasonablo rates a splendid stock of
and every description of Wagons both PLAIN and
Warranted to tie mndo of tho best and most durable
inaecnals, and bv ttio most experiencen vvoiKinen.
Allvvoik sent out, tioin the establishment will be
limnil In tin of the highest class and sure to irive per
fect satisfaction. They have nlsoaUneassortmeiitof
nt nil Mm nnirntl ntul fncttlnimMe clvles well
ana care fully mado and 01 1110 nest material.
An Inspection of their work Is asked as It Is be.
Ileved that nouo superior can bo found In tho coun
try. Oct. P, lS75-tf.
HOOTS AND SHOPS. TowASiiA Doors a Hieelally
Henalilng done at bhort notice. Under I trim h's llo-
lei, uieouisuurg. eiui. c, i
p EXTRA L HOTEL,
X F I R S T-C LASS II 0 U S E,
Oct. 8,'751y JOHN LAYCOCIC, l'rop'r.
1 M. DRINKER, GUX and L0CKSJI1TH,
sewing JIachlncsnnd Machinery ot all kinds re
paired. Oi'Kii v IIoi'SK llulldlng, Illoomsburg, Pa.
Opposite tliu Court House,
- HI.OOMSnUKO, PA.
Tho Larofst and'llnsT Inallrcsperls intlio county
V. 11. KOONS.
B. STOHNER, Proprietor.
Accommodations First class-?1.2s to f l.to per day,
Largo, Airy Samplo Rooms en 1st Tloor,
A good stable in rear of Hotel.
Illoomsburg, Oct. r. lS75-tf.
EIlTOltS TO Till-: COLUJIRIAX.
rsolis fndeblril to tlin understffiied for snhsri In.
nun in mo 1 01 1 311'iAs an-111 11 11 inioiiueii inai iney
may at any time settle the 111 counts due by them to
1110 with i:. H. onls, Lsq., at loom No.!, Columbian
building. After l'll.iuaiy conn, Iho extia llltv
cents per 5 ear will In alUasesbo added.
Peisons owing aecounts for adv 11 Using and Job
ivoikaie Infoimed thai settle mint must bo made,
by pav meiit or hole, vvltlilu Mi Uajs, or Ihey will be
phiied in tho hands of u Justice tor Immedlato col.
II. I.. DIKPFENHACII
E-L. Jljers Is no longornuthorlicd to collect for
the coiLiniHN ortoieeelvo money for me.
II. C. IIOWKIt, DHNTIST,
Itespeclftilly offers Ids professional services to the
ladles and gentlemen of Illoomsburg and vicinity.
Hulspiep.ued to attend tonll tho vniiou.s operations
In tho lino of his profession, and Is provided wlihtho
latest improved PonenaiN Tkkiii, widen villi bulu.
scried 011 gold plating, silver mid lubber base to
look as well-as the natural teeth. Teeth extracted
by all tho new and most approved methods, and all
operations on the teeth caritully und propcily at
tended to. '
omco a row doors above tho Couit House, samo
side. 1 Oct. s 15
171 J. THORNTON
Ould aiinoilhi'ie to llin cllteiisnf lllnmnc-
hiirir and vlclidlv that hu has tust n;elieiiiiiiii 1,1, ii
complete ussoi Uuent of
WALL PAPP-lt, WINDOW SHADES,
HXIUHES, COUPS, TASSKIfl,
and all other goods In his line of business, All tho
lieu est ami most approved pnttcrnsof thoday uru
nlu-a) s to lie found luhls cbtabllshment, Main btrect,
hclow Market, oct, s.'Hs
-7REA.S llltOWX'S INSURAXCE AGEX
X. CY, Exchange Hotel, Illoomsburg, Pa.
Ulna, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut,., o.mhi.iioo
Llvei )1, London and lllubo ru,u ii.ih u
Itoyulof Liverpool isMo.oou
Ltuieaushlie , lu.Oon, uo
Fire Association, Philadelphia u iini.tmii
Ameileauof I'hlladelphU .., Lluoomi
AlLutof llariroul m'.iuki
Wyoming, of Wilkes Harm VjLww
Funnels Mutual of Danville l,ti,ouo
Daiivtlln Mutual , 7n,UKi
Home, .New Veil; , 5,0(0,000
March 2i),'H y
of tioo,noi, fw.iun, fso.nio, isf.ouo, jao.nm nc.oooi
with otlitr biniillcrsuins urepald In the Wyoming
Lottery, vv lid h Is condui led by sw orn eommlsMoin rs
and duly legulKed by Iho Wyoming Liglslninre.
Hegular druvvlngs U-tli nnd ui,th of each innuthuurlug
tho year. 'Ilckets tl 1 aeh, 0 for 5,cn for fau, Clicu.
Ion with lud Intormallon mailed fits',
AUJiN S CO., t Nassau tit., Hsw Your.
It Is In homely urse, but with much that our
readets vvhoovvn to lialra century will appieclato
that the poet tells how things vv cro forty J cars ago.
How wondrous aro tho changes, Jim,
Slneo foity cnisngo,
When gals vvoio woolen dicsscs, Jim,
And boys vv ore pants of tow i
When snoes vv cro made ot calt-sklu
And bocks of homo'spun wool,
And children did Iialfn day's work
llefuru tho hour of school.
The fclrls took music lessons, Jim,
Upon Iho spinning wheel,
And practiced lato and early, Jim,
on iho spindle, swift nnd reel j
Tho boys would rldo bare back to the mill,
A doicn mlicB Or so, .
And hurry on beforo 'twas day,
Soiuo forty years ago.
Tho pcoplo rodo to meeting, Jim,
In slods Instead of sleighs,
And wagons 1 ode as easy, Jim,
As buggies novv-a-daj s.
And oxen answered well for teams,
1 Though now they'd bo loo blow,
For pcoplo lived not halt so fxst
boma forty years ago.
o, well do Krcmembcr, Jim.
That Wilson's patent stove,
That father bought and paid for, Jim,
In cloth our gals had wovo
And how tho neighbors wondered, Jim,
When we got Iho thing to go I
They said 'tvv ould burst and kill us all,
Some forty cars ago.
Yes, everything Is dltlercnt, Jim,
From what It used to was,
For men aro always tampering, Jim,
With Cod's great natural laws;
Hut what on earth we'ro coming to
Does anybody know ? ,
For cverj thing has changed so mucfc,
Slneo forty years ago.
History of Colnmhia County.
jrcCr.up.n'.s Fop.t w.-w located on tho
Xorlli Rr.iiich of the Suquclinnnn, "on tho
farm of Jlrs. JlcClnre, about ono mile abovo
tho mouth of Eishingcrcek," It was built by
Lieut. Jloses Van Campcn iu 1781, nnd oc
cupied tho exact sito ot tho present dwelling
house of Mr. '.Douglas Hughes, below
Uloonisliurg. Several families had settled
along tho river and on tho Eishingcrcek and
Ihislvvasa central point for the daring Indian
fighter. Hero ho gathered his stores, and
from this point proceeded on hi3 excursions
through tho woods. I find 110 account of
any adventures or any hair breadth (Scapes
related about this fort, and if there is a tra
dition of any I should bo glad to have it put
WiiEixun's For.T. In tho spring of 1778
Lieut. Van Campcn was in command under
Col. lluntcr, of a company of six months
men, raised for tho protection of the frontiers
and with thee ho was ordered to proceed up
tho Xorth Uraucli of tho Susquehanna to tho
mouth ofEishingcreck,and following up this 3
miles to a compact settlement located in that
region, build a fort for tho protection of the
inhabitants. IIo selected lor a sito tho farm
of a Jlr. Wheeler, whence it was called
WhcclerV Fort, It was built" with stock
ades, and wnsfcufiicieiitlydarge to accomodate
all tho families in tho neighborhood. Be
foro tho fort was entirely completed, a runner
brought word of an approaching band of In
dians. Tho inhabitants fled to tho fort, and
tholr houses and barns and grain and furni
ture wero delivered up by tho savages to tho
devouring flames. Then the fort was attack
ed, but it held out against them. l!y even
ing the ammunition being nearly expended,
Van Campcn sent two men to Fort Jenkins,
about eight miles oil", on tho river at Hill's
place for a supply. Tho attack was not re
sumed. This was in May, 177S. In Juno
another attempt was mado, a iiarrativo of
which has lately been published in tho Co
lumiiiXn, and is therefore omitted now.
Van Campen'.s father lived a short dis
tance from Fort Wheeler, and in 17S0,in tho
spring, tho settlement was attacked and a
number of tho bottlers killed, among them
Van Campen's father and brother, Jlo.ses
was taken prisoner,along with several others,
and whoso cscapo from them is related in all
tho histories of tho'bordcr wars.
Font Jenkins was built on tho farm of
Jacob Jlill, about six miles abovo Illooms
burg, and about twenty rods from tho river.
Tho fort was probably a dwelling houso or
iginally built by tho man after whom the
fort was named, for Mr. Hill says that a low
place vvliero ho built his house was said to
bo tho. cellar of a house built by Jenkins. It
is first mentioned as a fort in Xoveinber,
1778. In April, 177'J, Mr. JlcClay writes
that "Massacres and depredation-) havo been
committed at Winming, Fort Jenkins, Fish-
ingereek (tort Wheeler,) 1'reelaud's Jlill,
Fort Jluncy and Loyal Sock, almost at ono
and tho same time." And Lieut. Hunter
writes ou April -7tU that on tlio Sunday pre
ceding tho Indians attacked tho inhabitants
near Fort Jenkins and had taken two or threo
families prisoners, but about thirty men
from tho Ibrt turned out and rescued them.
Tho Indians, howover, drovo them under
cover of tho fort with a loss of threo killed
and four badly wounded. They burned the
houses, killed tliucattlunnd drove oil' a num.
ber of horses. In 17S0 another raid was
made, tho Indians carrying away seven or
eight; prisoners from about two milcs..abovo
tho fort, A few men wcru still retained
there but tho post was insecure. Tho Indians
were gathering round, and tho terrified in
habitants were fleeing fop their lives. Hut
Fort Jenkins, lloslcy's Mills, Fort Rico and
Fort Jlontgomcry yet stood.
In September, 17S0, a descent was mado
by about 80O Indians and torica, and an at
tack mado on Fort Rice, on tho upper Chll-
llsquaquc, which was repulsed ; but tho In-
liuns burned and destroyed every, thing In
their power along tho vvholo frontier, and
Lieut. Hunter hearing of tho adVanco ou
Fort Rice, ordered tho evacuation of Fort
Jenkins, which, with nil tho buildings about
it, was burned by tho detachment which
moved up tho North Ilrauch, It becms nov-
ar to havo been rebuilt.
This is all tho information concerning tho
forts iu Columbia county which I nin ablo to
present hero, Somo fuller details will bo
given iu a subsequent publication, but this
is enough to stimulate inquiry and produce
additional history of them, if any exists, not
:ilready In print. In his "Annals of Liizorno
County," tho Hon, Stowatt lVarco mentions
a "Fort Frecdly, on tho Xorth llranch, below
IllQOinsbuig;' and lunnothcr placo speaks of
ltas"Foft Frcedley, near Jllooinsburg, where
Capt. Roono and others wcro slain," It Is
most evident that Mr, l'carco h mistaken.
There was no Fort Frcedley near Illooms
burg, and tho fort whero Roono was killed
was Fort Frccland, on Warrior's Run. Jlr.
l'carco nlso says that Capt. Walker erected
Fort Jenkins, and charges that Van Campcn
claims that honor. Certainly no such claim
is mado In tho "Lifo of Van Campcn," nnd
I cnunot account for tho inadvertence. Mr.
l'carco nsserts that Fort Muncy wni built by
Capt. Walker. It was so built in 1778, un
der Col. Hartley, but it was nlso s certainly
abandoned nnd substantially destroyed, and
was so in December, 1770. Maj, Van Camp-
on says that in March, 1782, at the head of
Capt. Robinson's company ho was ordered
!'to march to n place called Mtincy,nnd thcro
rebuild a fort which had been destroyed by
tho Indians in tho year 1779," I eeo 110 rea
son to question Jlajor Van Campen's vcrncl
ity in lliis matter. It may be as Well to add
here, upon tho general subject of theso forts,
tho following extract from a letter of Col.
Wrltner to tho Hoard of War, dated Sunbu
ry, December 13th, 1779. IIo says:
"On my being ordered down from Wyo
ming tho first consideration which engaged
my attention with regard to posting the
troops under my command wa3 to find what
position Col. Hartley and tho other gentle
men who had preceded mo in this command
had taken. I found Fort Jluncy on the
West and Fort Jenkins on tho East llranch
with tho niagazino at Stinbury to havo been
tho only standing posts that wcro occupied.
This position (which I have never tdnco
heard censured) I endeavored to revive. Col.
lluntcr whom I consulted wasof tho Pamo
opiniou,lhe only difliculty was to fix on some
place equally well adapted to caver the fron
tier as fort Jluncy was : Fort Muncy having
been evacuated and destroyed JlcClung's
was agreed on and a detachment of, tho
troop? accordingly took post thcro tho 6th of
last month, Tho troops, hovvevcr,found! this
place so void of shelter and so barren of .tim
ber that they wcro obliged to abandon it.
Tho information gtven to council of the de
fences erected at ibis place being totally
falso and groundless. This detachment ac
cordingly moved to a placo.called Jlontg'om
cry's, neaier to Roslcy's Mill and equally
well situated for tho defenccof tho frontier as
McClung's. At this placo tho troops having
erected barracks and other necessary do
fences, and their vicinity to Roslcy's Jlill,
being not more than about two miles distant,
makes another post thcro quite unnecessary
Till) liKlltESS' LOVEIt.
"We're going to take somo city boarders,"
said Farmer Parsons, as ho put his packages
of sugar.nnd tea into tho big basket he had
brought to tho store in his wagon. "Wife
and I will bo down to fetch 'em to-morrow.
There is a lady and somo children, and a
young lady, a great heiress. Sho is'in mourn
ing for the uncle that left tho property j so
she can't go to a lively placo. Quito a young
gal and very pretty. Two pounds of raisins,
Jlr. Jones, and somo currants, reckon a
Xews in tho country, Tho farmer's audi
ence listened intently. The doctor young
doctor Furl who had stepped in for letters
the storo was also tho post-office took
note of every word, nnd Marcus Jloreland,
who had como to post a letter, also re
membered what tho old man had said. Ah
ho walked away, "l'rctty young girl," ho
said to himself. An heiress gets tho reputa
tion of being pretty ; probably sho 13 not
half so nice- looking as Farmer Parsons' own
daughters. Heiresses aro apt to think too
much of themselves."
"An heiress. Well, I shall go over to seo
Parsons pretty soon. Xo placo like tho
country for a courtship, and a fellow who
manies an heiress needn't wait year iu and
year out to build up his practice. I wonder
how much sho is really worth? A great
heiress. That oughtn't to mean less than a
hundred thousand dollars. I should liko a
wife with a nice littlo bank account of that
size. oung ami pretty, too, is a rare
chance," said tho doctor, as hojuinped into
Tho city borders camo next day. Tho
loungers at the store saw them gel into the
wagon a fat young matron and threo littlo
girls, a nurse, a baby, and a young lady
dressed in mourning. The storekeeper's
wife noticed tho elegant cut of tho ovcrskirt
which tho latter wore, and more than ono
saw tho diamond ring Hash on her finger ;
but it was just dark, and tho beauty Was tut
a settled point, for no one could sec her
Jlarcus Jloreland, who was tho poor
clergyman's son, and had just fought his
way through collego with a prospect of
teaching tho male- department of tho dis
triefsehool that winter as his best onc.whilo
working in his father's garden, the next
morning, was placed in a position to judge
011 this matter.
Ho heard a littlo scream, and, looking up,
saw a very pretty young lady, and a very
pretty littlo boy flying in terrior from a per
fectly harmless, broad-faceed white milch
cow, who, in tho excess of her content, as
bho stood kneo deep iu tho water of a pond
chewing tho cud, had elevated her nostrials,
and turning her slow, brown eyes in tho di
rection of tho pedestrians, uttered a long
"Oh !" screamed tho young lady, faintly,
"can't you run faster, Tommy? I thlnkbho's
coming after Us,"
"I beg your pardon, ma'am, but mooly
won't touch you, Sho wouldn't hurt anyone,
Sho is perfectly harmless,"
"1'am quite ashamed of myself, but I'm
not used to cows. I thought I'd mado her
angry, nnd when you havo other people's
children with you it's such a responsibility.
Tom, don't touch tho gentleman's UowerH.
I'm ashamed of you," said tho young
For city Tom, with a general Idea that
tho country belonged to everybody, was
helping himself to roses.
Of course, after that Jlarcus plucked
flowers lor Tom, and a bouquet for tho
young lady ; and as sho walked bcwitchingly
up tho mad, with tho flowers against her
pretty chin, decided tfiat tho heiress certain
ly was tho loveliest thing that his eyes had
over rested upon,
That afternoon Doctor Purl rodo over to
MiH.l'arsoH'rtinailoncall,and was Introduced;
decided that tho heiress was a beauty, con
versed with her lu a maimer calculated to
prove that ho at least was no country bump
kin, made a point of looking at his beautiful
watch befuro ho left,nud had tho satisfaction
of feeling that ho had mado an impression.
Jlay JHmplo was very hicxpcrieaiced, and
very willing to thnk tho best of overyhody,
At eighteen sho 'was mistress of a fine fur
tune, and being nc orphan, her own mistrCM
altogether. Her heart was yet a white, nil
written sheet, nnd tho first that mado love
to her was likely to win it. Vngtio longings
for that, 'peculiar tenderness which only a
lover can oflcr already possessed her soul,antl
sho was just tho sort of littlo woman to for
get her own advantages, nnd feel very grate
ful for love and admiration. The doctor was
tall nnd fine looking, and sho caught her
self blushing nssho looked into tho glass af
ter his dcparturc.and thought what a soft look
had como into his eyes as ho "hoped they
should meet together again."
Meanwhile- Marcus Morelnnd had been
thinking nbo'ut her more than otic guessed,
and that evening thero was another intro
duction, Marcus did not make big eyes at
her, nor try to show his superiority to his
neighbors, neither had he any gold watch to
consult, lie was younger than tho doctor
by ten years, and very much of a boy still,
and tho rising moon found May, and her
littlo cousin Tom and Marcus nil sitting
together ou tho lower stci of tho porch,
talking of blackbcrrying, ns threo children
The heiress wore a linen dress and a knot
of bluo ribbon in her hair. Marcus forgot
sho was an heiress. It was only u dear littlo
girl, just tho nicest creature ho cvcrmct,who
looked at;him frankly with her bluo eyes
real blue eyes, not bluo gray. Ho went
homo iu the first stages of love, ami sat at
tho window looking nt the moou, and think
ing of her nearly all the night.
May had never had anything liko a beau
in her life. Shut up with an invalid-uncle
in a great city home that was like a prison
seeing no ono but tho doctor ami nurse, nnd
now and then F.ome old gentleman, whom
her undo was persuaded to admit on tho
score of old friendship sho had no idea that
sho might bo a belle. Lifo was all new to
her. Even her cousin was a new-found
relative, who had taken to her when the
friends gathered at tho old man's funeral.
Pcoplo who had never remembered littlo
May until tho news of her heiressship
brought her to notice, had been so very kind
Jlarcus did not mako love-r-ho did not
daro but looked it. Tho doctor mado lovo
scientifically j he had pumped tho farmer,
who believed that tho yotinj; lady's fortu no
was "something moro than common." Ho
hail even extracted from the mariied cousin
a statement that "Uncle hud left everything
Ho had three months to work in be
fore the heJress knew her own powers, and
learned from one gray winter that lovers fol
low money thick anil fast, nnd ho was a
determined sort of a fellow where there was
anything to gain.
Jlarcus had no plans. His boy's heart
ran away with him that was all. He could
not keep away from JIay's side, nor forget
her when they wero apart; and so summer
passed and autumn approached, nnd the
city folks vrero going home, and the district
school was to bo opened, and cousin Helen's
husband, a hard-driven Wall street man,
came down to spend a week beforo ho took
his family home, and all this delightful time
was at an end.
Jlarcus was to be examined for his posi
tion a.s teacher ot tho school a niero form
with his lino education.
Tho doctor, as a learned gentleman, was
ono of a committee to examine the coming
school ma'am for the gill's department.
Jlay heard a good deal of tho school,
especially as farmer Parsons was another of
tho committee, and sho felt an interest in it
too, as Marcus was to teach. It teemed so
odd to think of.
Cousin Helen's husband went about as
men generally do, and heard moro iu a day
than the ladies could iu a year. Ho returned
one evening with a solemn face, and in
formed his wife in confidence, that tho talk
of the wholo placo was JIay's fortune, and
that tho doctor, wlio had dono nothing hut
run after rich women since ho camo to tho
place, was said to bo "after it."
"A rcgularortunc-hiinter, my dear," said
tho husband. "You must iisoyouriiifluenco
with poor Jlay."
Jlay, meanwhile, had been in her favorite
grove, and thcro had Jlaieus Morelaud be
taken himself to say good-bye, Poor boy,
ho had had somo bitter hours of late, Tho
truth of Mary's lovo was the one thing worth
having upon earth, and dawned upon him,
aud with it tho knowledge that ho had 110
right to offer himself to an heiress. How
he hated tho money. It stood between them
liko an awful spell. If she had been tho
poorest girl living, ho could have said all
that was in his heart to her not now.
So tho poor boy uttered a few faltering
words and went his way,
"It was folly for 1110 to think ho liked mo
much," said Jlay, as ho left her, "How for
mal and cold ho is after all our sociability,"
aud a littlo pang nipped her heart ami she
smiled moro brightly 011 the doctor when lie
also entered tho grovo than sho had ever
Ho made true lovo to her that afternoon
after truo story-book fashion. On tho btage
at 's he would havocaii.ed tender-hearted
ladies to say "how sweet," It was a pretty
littlo scene rehearsed in private. Had May
but known it tho night beforo; and no girl
could have failed to understand his parting
"To-morrow beforo you leave, I must eeo
you. You will grant mo a private interview,
will you not? I liava.Mmething of intense
importance to myself, nt least, to say to you.
You will let me seo you iu the garden ? I
I" a falter, a look, a snatch at Iter hand,
tho touch of.his lips upon it.
Then tho curtain should havo dropped, ho
rodo away lu his gig and said to himself,
"I always was a lucky fellow to think
that Providence should havo scut an
heiress to such a place at this, a pretty ono,
When Slay entered the house n surprise
awaited her. Cousin Helen took her at
aiieo to her bed-room, and there, behind
closed doors, repeated her husband's infor
mutlou, "You know you aro so young nnd in
experienced," said she, "and a fortuno hun
ter is biich a dreadful creature,"
JIay's face flushed crimson,
"Do you really think nobody could lovo
mo for mytelf?" she u-sked, iu a sudden lit
Then common sense came to her aid. Sho
sat quiet for a while, and thei) drew near
her cousin and vvhtspend something In her
ear. It was a long whisper.
"It will prove. linii,"sl(e.ald aloud "and
you will help mo?"
Cousin Helen pomiscd, and May ri tired
to her own room thcro to shed a few not un
Night passed tho morning camo. The
school houo doom were set open for the
first time- for months, Tho commlttco was
to meet at 11, to cxatnlno tho candidates for
the teachers' positions.
Old Farmer Parson walked over, also
Farmer Rrovvn. Tho Doctor was there, and
tho lnwyer, Mr. Triphammer. Jliss Cynthia
Aldcrny was seen walking toward the door
with a defiant face. Jliss Raker followed
with n scared one. Jlarcus Jloreland took
his way in, nnd just as all settled Into their
seats, n littlo figuro In buff linen, with a
blue-ribboned hat on Its head, slipped Into
one of tho doors nnd stood among them,
"Jliss Dimple?" said tho Doctor, advanc
ing with a gallant air.
"Yes, sir," said May, quietly, "I under
stand you examine candidates to-day. 1 am
fond of teaching, and when ono must do
something, ono seizes every chance, you
know. Jlay 1 bo examined?"
"I supposo you aro jesting. Jliss Dimple?"
said tho doctor.
"Xot I," said Jlay. "I supposo you have
heard that foolish story about me. Tjvo or
threo hundred dollars may be a very pleas
ant littlo sum to spend on a summer vacation
but it doesn't mako one a great heiress, you
"Folks will talk," said Farmer Parsons
with a twinkle in his eyes.
"A-Door ual is as respectable ns a rich one,
long a3 she conducts proper. Set you down
Tho doctor retired to his scat, his-face
palo and rigid. Jlarcus Jloreland, on the
contrary, had flushed scarlet.
JIay's two lovers were a strange contrast
at that moment, For her own part, shot was
quieter aud sadder and more womauly than
Sho went through tho examination brave
ly, under tiro firo of Jliss Cynthia's indig
naut eyes, and amid Jliss Raker's despond
ent sighs. Then sho walked homo and
waited, as sho promised, in tho garden.
Would tho doctor keep his engagement ?
"Jly dear Jliss Dimple," said he, as he ad
vanced gaily, but not quito naturally, "I
feared I should scarcely get hero in timo to
bid you good-bye. I'm sorry tho committee
think you too young'for the place. They've
given it to Jliss Cynthia. Really, it would
be very dull fur you, very, I told you J had
something very particular to say to you
didn't I ? You remember, I see; I didn't
think you would. I wanted to say that
havo really enjoyed your littlo visit to
this place so much. Ladies' society is a
treat to a poor old .bachelor who expects to
bo a bachelor all his life, by the way. You
know what tho society is here, Jliss Dimplo
and you've quito brightened the summer for
me. 1'vo had a treat, So that's what. I
wanted to tell you, and bid you a last good
bye." "Good-bye, Dr. Purl," said Jlay, with a
Tho man who had mado such desperate
love to her tho other day, who had defined
his intentions towards her in a manner that
no girl could misunderstand, had slipped
calmly and smoothly out of the affair, and
sho could match him iu coolness, girl as she
They shook hands.
"Adieu," said tho doctor, with tho truo
partisinn accent, and jumped into his gig,
thanking heaven that ho had escaped mak
ing an offer to a poor girl.
Tho heiress stood by tho gato where ho
had left her, thanking heaven moro devout
ly for her escape. Yet I shall not say sho
was lhappy. It was not in naturo ; for sho
had thought this man her true, earnest lov
er. The first bitter thought that had ever
troubled her young heart filled it now; her first
glimpse of real lifo was taken. As sho stood
thero sho began to doubt that there was such
a thing as truo love.
A tearor two fell; sho wiped them away:
and through tho mist that veiled her eyes,
sho saw a bright, ardent young face, strange
ly in contrast with the cool, formal, unmov
ed countenance, with its handsome features
and practiced smilo that had just passed
from beforo her vision. It was tho faco of
Jlarcus Jloreland ; and before she was awaro
of his intention ho had passed his arm round
her waist and kissed her.
"If I never may again, I must now," he
said, "I havo never dared to tell you whilo
I thought you so rich, but I havo loved you
since tho first day wo met. Wo aro both
poor, let 1110 fight tho battlo of lifo for you.
I can do it 1 will do It. God always pros
pers loves liko mine."
Tho twilight shadows wero creeping over
the scene. The distant mountains wcro los
ing tho faint roso tips that they had worn.
A soft, sweet brcezo swept up from the
mcadovw, full of tho fragranco of grass and
clover. Rid theso things bring the sudden
calm nnd sweetness to JIay's wounded
Sho stood still, making Jlarcus uo answer,
but sho did not repulse him.
"Tell mo that you liko mo a little," plead
cd tho boy.
"I do liko you, Jlarcus," said Jlay, "but
don't say any moro just now; I can't tell
you why, but this Is not tho time. I I
just say good-byo now, Jlarcus. I must go
away to-morrow, but I will write to you."
"Remember, my lovo is lifo or death to
me," said Jlarcus, and they parted.
Ono day when Jlay felt that sho had noth
ing but scorn for her fortune-hunting doc
tor, bho did write to Jlarcus Jlorclaud, and
what sho said may bo inferred from tho fuct
that they aro to bo married when tho next
spring comes, and that tho pcoplo at the
store, and doubtless tho doctor also, know
that Farmer Parsons' pretty young boarder
was really aud actually an heiress, and that
1 armor Parsons, a shrewd old man with
plenty of good sense, knew and approved of
tlio rtiso that tested tho heiress' lovers all
"You sec, grandma wo perforato an
aperturo in tho apex aud a corresponding
npcrturo iu tho base;, and by applying the
egg to tho lips and forcibly iuhaliiig the
breath, tho egg is entirely discharged of its
contents," i'lllessmy soul." cried tho old
lady, "what improvements they do make.
Xow in tuy young days wo just mado a hole
III both ctiiU und sucked,"
Over tho porch .fthu Old South Church a
Roitou, U chUcleil, "Heboid! have ket be
fore- you nu open dour," niidumder, ou th
door, is painted iu emphatic letters, "Posi
lively no i.dmittttiice."
Why Ho Left The Vonng Man Who Did Hie
Historical for a Newspaper.
A month or two ngo Colonel Hangs en
gaged a young fellow named ScUddcr as
sub-editor of tho Morning Argut. On tho
day beforo tho anniversary of tho battlo of
Hunker Hill, Hangs asked Scudder If ho was
familiar with tho history of that battle, nnd
Scudder said ho was. So Hangs told Scud
der ho would liko him to writo a littlo sketch
of it for tho nnniversary day, and Scudder
said ho would try. Tho next morning tho
sketch appeared In tho Argut, and attracted
a great deal of attention. When Hangs saw
it, ho called Scudder In nnd said :
'Jlr. Scudder. didn't you tell mo you
thought you wcro familiar with tho battlo of
"Well, if that is tho case, I will bo obliged
to you If you will mention to mo what you
mean when you eny i 'Ry four o'clock tho
confederate troop3 wero ready for the at
tack.' General Washington had tho cata
pults put In lino to wait their coming, arid,
when Napoleon saw" Hum, ho drew his
sword, and exclaimed : "Soldiers ! twenty
centuries look down upon you I"
"Xo sooner were.he battering-rams level
ed against tho walls of tho castle than the
Duke of Wellington scnt'word to his mother
by General Rutler, that ho would cither win
or be brought back upon his shield. Then
ordering his men' to' fire at tho white of tho
euemy's eye, he awaited tlio onset with that
majestic calmness which ever distinguished
the hero of Huena Vista."
"This was tho very crisis of the battle.
Joan of Arc, spying Gcucr&l Jackson bo
hind tho cotton bales, dashed at him on her
snow white charger, swinging her ponder
ous battle-ax over her head, her fair hair
streaming behind her in tho wind, As her
steed rushed forward her hair caught in tho
bougli of a tree, and sho. hung there. Ser
geant Rates shot her through the heart with
a belt from an arquebus. Her last words
were: 'Don't give up the ship,'"
"Tho duke could not stand it any longer.
Tho mamelukcs had slain all his vanguard.
General Sickles had lost his leg and retired
on a pension, and tho enemy's skirmishers,
lodged in the top of tho monument, wcro
pouririg boiling oil on thoso who attempted
to scale it. Leaping from his horse, ho
shouted, 'Up, guards and at them 1' and tho
next moment, with the glorious flag of truco
in one hand nnd his sword in tho other, ho
hurled his legions upon tlio 'lava beds and
crushed tho savago foe to the earth, killing,
among others, "the well known General
Harrison, afterward President of tho United
"I think wo shall havo to part Jlr. Scud
der. It seems to mo that your career as a
journalist ought to come to an end right here.
I will accept your resignation."
"And.if any ono asks you why you left
the Argus, point out this paragraph and say
it was because tho proprietor was afraid he'd
murder you when ho read your statement
that 'At tho battlo of Hunker Hill tho Con
federates lost 80,000 and the Carthagenians
only COO,' aud that 'there's no spot In Virgi
nia that the peoplo hold more sacred than
that bloody hill whero tho bones of Crom
well Ho with thoso of Roger Williams, a3 if
they fought against eacli other in tho causo
of tlte constitution aud cheap transporta
tion.' Point to that language, Jlr, Scudder,
and your friends will understand tho situa
tion. Good morning."
The Man Who Feared Death.
Cranks had an abstracted air, liko ono
who does not belong to this world. I don't
believe ho did. To speak to hi in and get
an Immedlato answer, was as raro as tho
Transit of Venus ; to get a pleasant answer,
as rare as steamships in north latitude 90.
IIo never approached anything liko an at
titude of gentleness, except shortly after
having seen a funeral procession in tho
street, for the fear of Death was ever beforo
his eyes. The sight of a harmless hcarso
or useful coffin sent a thrill of horror through
him. I never saw a man who bo much
dreaded Death. Ho was continually think
ing about Death, talking about it and
dreading it. It was part of his very naturo
to fear Death, Ho didn't miud living so
much, but he did hate the idea of dying "uf
falling into naught, of being dead.U Ono
day, shortly after ho had seen an undertak
er's wagon driving along the street, I really
pitied him, and, ignoring his graver faults,
tried to comfort him. To that cud I repeal
ed to him these beautiful lines by T. W.
O, but death Is lHIss 1
I feel as certain, looking on tho faco
of a dead sister, trailing from her sluoud.
That our sw eet angel hath hut changed her place,
And passed to peace, as v hen, amid tho crowd
of tho uud clly, I feel euro ot rest
llevoud tho hllls-n few- hours further west.
Hut Cranks was posted on Deatli and
opening a well-marked copy of Shakesphero
ho pointed with a shudder to this thrilling
passage iu "Jleasuro for Jlcasuro :"
Ay, but to die, and go wo know not whero ;
To Uo In cold obstruction and to rot;
This sensible warm motion to become
A kneaded clod ; nnd tho delighted spirit
To bat ho lu tlcry Hoods, or to reside
la thrilling regions ot thlck-rlbbcd lco;
To bo Imprisoned In tho viewless winds,
And blowu with restless violence round about
Tho pendant world; or to bo vvorso than worst
Of those, that lawless and Inccrtidn thoughts
Imagine how ling I 'Us too horrible I
Tho VTearlest and most loathed worldly lifo
That age, ache, penury and Imprisonment
Can lay on nature, Is a paradise
To vv hat wu fear ot death t
iSecrett of the SmkIum.
Tliero is genuine humor iu this newspa
per waif: Ho had mado n hearty meal at a
restaurant, aud, Tlsltig up, ho said to the
cashier: "I declare, if I haven't forgotten
my wallet." Tho cashier fired up, and hurl
ed big words at him for full threo Jminutcs
beforo stopping to draw breath. When a
chance came, the strangercontinucd: "Hutl
have fifty dollars hero in' my vest pocket."
The cashier couldn't smilo to savo him.
"Henry, why don't you keep a supply ol
cloves iu your pocket?" said an Albany
young lady to her escort at the Oncra
Houso recently: "You wouldn't then havo
to ruu out after every act; and I don't see
why you urpso awful fond of cloves anyhowl
Twelve good men nnd truo nf Jliddletown,
Conn,, put i' in this way; "Timothy Don
oyan came to hi death by hanglrg at his
own hands, whllaniiiklug an irMitnv exper
iment, without Intending to dUtruy himself,
Fllea cause one-fifth of all the pf 'r.iinty
in this wurhl, This is tho opinl'di a i uld
headed mi n.
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