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BLOOMHlJUItli, COLUMBIA COUNTY? PA.
At two uji.uiis per jc.ir, iiamblu In ncfvaiicc.or
iwrlnu tlio yenr. After ttio expiration uf u,n cnr,
vjft will bo oharifml. To subscriber out of the
00,111 y tun rm i are ll ii t t oar strictly In mlrnnco
-j.i.illiii)tulil In ii'lmnco ana i.i.uj It b.iyinctit
bo Uet.iyuil beyond tlia ycnr.
No p.iwr Ulsoontlniioii, except ivt tlio option of Iho
Publisher, uiutl nil nrro.irajres nro iml.l, butloiiir
nuntluiMU crcilili nftur the. uxplrutlon of tlio nrsl
jour will not buKlven.
All luporsauiHoutof tho Sin c, or m distant nost
oMces, must bo P.ihl tor In advance, unless a rcsiion
olbio person In OoltimbU county assumes to pay tlio
subscription Hue on demand.
posj'AtiEls no longer uxacte J from subscribers In
Tho .lobblntf Department of tlio Coumman Is very
oouipluic, niul our Job I'llutlnif will compare favor
ably wlili tlintot iho hirttoeitles. All work donoon
rtoinnml, nenlly and nt moderate prices.
Columbia County Official Directory.
Pre dtlont .fudge -William Klwell.
Associate. Judges-Irani lierr, OcorffO Scott.
Prothimolnr, Jc-II. l'rntik Znrr.
Court Slenui?nipliir . N. WWUi r.
Heritor X itee-order Williamson II. Jacobs'.
Olstrlet Attorney .lohii Jl. Clark.
rthcrl If -Mlchacf drover.
Hum) or Isaac Powltt.
Treasurer lir II. W. Mclteynolils.
CoinmlsslonciH Jobn llerner, H. W. Mcllchry,
Coinml.viluiierH' Clerk William Krlckbaum.
Auditors M, V. 11. Kline, J. II. Casey, II. II. Drown.
Coroner-Cliarles (LMurpht .
Jury Commluluncr-.lacob II. I'rltz, William II.
Uountv Siiperlntondent-WI'liain II. snjdcr.
Illouni Poor DLstrictDlrectors o. P. Knt, Sco't,
Win. Kramer, llloomsbuo; und Thomas Crevclluif,
AJO't, O. P. lint, Secretary.
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
lllnomsburir ItanHni; Company .John . l'unston
Pre.slileni. II. 11. uro'7. Cashier:
FImi Na'lonal Il.mlt Charles It. Paxlon,' resident
j. i i uhiiu, tiAiiier.
Columbia County Mu'nal Savin? l'und and Loan
Amwlatloh-i:. II. Utile, President,!.'. W. .Miller,
nioomiburs Ilulldlns nndSavlnj PundAssochvlon
-Win. Peacock, President,.!. II. Kuhlsou, scerelary.
llloomiburif Minital SaMiitf l'und Ahsm-U Ion J.
J. llrower, Pn'sideii' , C. (1. Harkley, Secrolary.
Iti'V.J. P. Tustln, (Supply.)
Kuml.iy Servlcea-luj a. lu. and f p. m.
Sunil ir School 9 a. m.
Prayer .Mectlua i:ery Wednesday eventns; nt C,'f
Ho.us frco. Tho public aro lml'cd lo attend.
ST. Mmiiisw's i.utiikiian ciinicn.
Minis rr licv. J. McCron.
Sunday Services 10j a. m. and Cj;p. tn.
Sunday school 0 a. m.
Pr.i- er Meoilna Hiery Wednesday cu'iilnj; at G"j
Scats free. Xopews reined. All aro welcome.
Jllnls'cr-ltcv. Stuart MUdiell.
Sunday Nen lees lux a. in. und tn p. in.
Sunday School il n. in.
Prav er Mco. Ins livery Wednesday evening at en
ben s free. No pows rented. SI rangers uelcomc.
MUTIlOIllsr Kl'19C0l-At, CIIUUCII.
Presiding llhlcr ltev. N. H. IlucMnuham.
Mlulsiei' Ituv. J. II. Medarrah.
Sunday Senleeslu iurU;; f. m.
Minil.iv School i p. in.
lilblo Class Krcrv .Monday evening at otf o'clock.
Young .Men's Prater -Meo.lng i.very Tuesday
evening ni 6 o'clock,
(lenei ul prayer Meeting Every Thursday evening
Corner of Third and Iron, streets.
I'ostor ltcv. T. P. IloITuieler.
liesldenco i:ast street, opp. Third street.
himilay Scnlei's-lo, a. in. ami 7 p. m.
Sunday Silinul 3 p. m.
Prajer .Meeting-Saturday, 7 p. m.
All aio lntlteil Theio Is ultvujH loom.
Sertlcis every Sunday nfteriioon at i o'clock at
ilcller's chuich, Madison tottnshlp.
Hector licv. John Hewitt.
Sunday Services lu,s, a. in., 6a p. m.
bunday School 0 a. m.
I'll si Sunday In tho month, Holy Communion.
services preparatory to Communion on Kilday
evening bclorc the bt Sunday lu each month.
I'otvsrenled; but everybody welcome.
Persons desli lug lu consult the Hector on religious
meters will llnd hliu at tho parsouago ou Hock
Presiding lUdcr Kuv. A. I.. Heeser.
MlnMer liev. J, A. mine.
Sunday Service 3 p. in., in Iho Iron Street Church.
Pru- er Meeting I.i cry Mibballi at 'i p. ui.
All aro lntlteil. Allure welcome.
the ciiuitcii oi'i'iiiiisr.
Meet In tho Opera IIoums every I-ord'H day, at S
p. hi. and o4 p. m.
Heguhir Meeting of tho Church for worship, 3
siind.avevenlng Lecture, by II. 1'. Orvls, r,, p. in.
Tho public aro cordially Hit lted lo attend.
Seats free. , ,. m
HI.OO.MSliL'lU DlKKCrOU Y.
QC'HOOL OltDICUS, blank, just piinlcil ami
O neatly bound In small books, on hand and
fur sale at tho colcmuian Olllcc. Feb, la, lsts-lt
TLAXK DKUDS, on l'arclii.i.-nt ami Linen
JL) Paper, common anil tor Adinlnls' rntors, l'.xecu
toisatid trustees, for sale chcuput tho loi.uiibus
MAKUIAUK CKlti'IK ICATKSjn.t piinKil
and tor s.ilo at tho Coi.pmiiias Olllce. Mtnls
ti.r.i of Iho (lospol and Justices nhould supply them
seltes with theso necessary uitlcles.
j atthoCOLCMUHN ofllee. They contain tlio cor
rected Tecs us established by the last Act of tho Leg-
slatiiio upon tho subject, livery Justice und Con
stable shuuld havo one.
iNDUK NOTES jut prinlcil ami for rale
cheap at me colcuiuan omee,
MintCIIANTS AND UHOCIiHS.
C. 1IOWKU, Hals ami Caps Hoots ami
Shoes, Main street, above Coui t lloue.
Q li. Mi LI, ICR ,6 SOX, dealers in Drv
IO , (loods, groceries, queensware, Hour, bait,
banes, notions, etc., Main Etieet.
J II. JIA1ZK, Manimolli Ornecrv, line Gro-
cerles, Prults.Nuts, Piovlslons, S.c, Main and
HOOTS AM) S1101.H.
TTKNIIY KLIvl.M, .Maiuifailuicr nml ileulcr
IJL hi boots and bhues, groceiles, etc., Main bl.,
I? M. KNOlii!, Dealer in Hoots mid Shoes,
J J . latest und best styles, cornerMutn sindMarket
slreLts, lu tho old post otnee.
CLOCKS. WATC'llliS, iC.
C KSAVAOK Dealer in Clocks, Watches
J . and Jewelry, Main bt Just below tho Central
'1A JJ. lKLI.Iil!, Alloincy at Law. Itooms in
ili lixchaneo Hlock, 2d iroor, Iilooinsbiirg, Pu. s
I (!. I'.AKKLKY", Atlornev.nt.Lnw. Ollice
. In lhowc r's building, und slory, Kooms i & 5.
oci. 15, 'i5.
h. WM. JL liKItlili, Surgeon and 1'hyi.i
clan, onico S. li. corner Kucl: and Market
f fi. KVANS, JI. D., Siiigum and 1'liyci
) . elan, noith bldo of Main, btieet, above J. K,
T 1!. JIcKKLVY, Jl. D., Surgeon and riiy
J . biclan.iiorlh fcldo Main bliect, below Maiket.
11. UOJtlSON, Altoriiey-al.Liiw.
In llartuiau'h building, Main btrect.
AJIUKL JACOItY, Jlnrlilo and ilrown
Stone Works, liast nioomsuurg, ncrtt ick rouu.
liOSKN'STOC'K, J'liotogruplier, over
, Clai k & Wolf's store, Main btrect.
H. H. C. HOWKil, .Surgeon Dentist, Main
st., nbovo tu 1 court nouso.
AVID LOWKMIKUO, Merchant Tailor
Main St., above central iioiui.
IS. KUHX, dialer in Jlcct, Tallow, etc.,
, centra bliert, tctweeu becond mid Thlid.
rpHOJIAS W Kill), Confectionery and liikcr;',
J wholesalo and retail, iixcliaLge Hlock.
W. COltKLL, Fiirnitnio llomns, tlircc
, btary Lrlck, Malnstiuct, vtebt of Maiket bt.
" OHANOKV1LLK DIKKCTOHY,
All. HLKKIXO, Carpenter and buildct'
, Main btieet below Pine.
0. A V. ir. SIlOLJIAKKIi, Dealers in
, Dry Goods, Oroccrles and uenernl Merchan-
M. IT. AllliO'lT, Attorney-at-Law, Alain
BP, DALLJrAN, Jlerthunt Tailor, ficcoml
. btieet, Hr.hluW building.
M. L. UYKHLY,
Col loct Ions promptly mado and remitted, onico
nnntuK.. fr.r.Vi.u, 'it.IroMit rm 'W
From this data tho BloomKbui-ff (las Coinnanv will
I'ui. ui ttTtico pijieq ui nrti iosi uaiu lurnesu uuu oct
llll'ters ut four dollars f-ncti.
'lliucoiupuuyuavoouhunda lot of gastarsultcd
lor painting loots, ana potts or other timbers placed
ru k.eiii ccnti pr UillQu or 1W per barrel.
OClS-th. r Jj. W. MILLHIt.
QU. A. L. TUUNKlt,
ltcslilcnco on Market Ptrcct ono door below
I). .1. -Waller's.
Onico over Kletm's Drug Store, onice hours from
1 In 4 p. m. for treatment of diseases of tho i: e, liar
AH calls night or day promptly attended to.
It. J. C. HUTTKH,
Ollice, North Market ttrect,
Mar.2,'74-y Iiloomsburg, Pa.
1K. II. V. OAKDN'Klt,
1'IIYSrcrAN AKI) SUllOKON,
onice above J.Schujler & Son's Hardware Store.
gAMUKL KNOltlt, '
A T T 0 V. X K Y-A T-L A W,
omcc, llnrtinan's Hlock, corner Main and Maiket
""-"" oct. s, 'JO
jj k. onvis,
orEirn-lloom No. 1, 'Columbian" Building.
onico In llrower's building, second lloor, room No.
liluomsburg, pa. July1,73-y
1 H.cV W.J.IIL'CKALKW,
onicc on Main Street, first door bilow Coui t llouso
V. .0 J. M. CLANK,
onico In Knt s Building.
A. CKKVKI 1NO SMITH. UEKTET EWIS0 SMITH.
CliEVKLlXO SMITH & SOX,
tu-All business entrusted to our care will reclcvo
prompt ntteutlon. Julyl,'73 y
E. II. LITTLE. IIOB'T. K. LITTLE.
jn II, it II. II. LITTLE,
WHuslness before the U.S. PatentOillce attended
to. omee In the Columbian Building. ly 33
iltOCKWAY & EIAVELL,
A T TO II X K Y S-A T-L A W,
Cot.cur,iAN nciLDisa, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Members of the United States Law Association.
Collections made lu mo pari ot America.
Agents for Continental I.lfo Insurance- Company ot
New oik. Assi'ls neurlv IT.Ouo.Ooo. 'Iho best ln'the
country. Send for descriptive pamphlet. tf
"yiLLiAJi nriYsox, "
I'cb is, '7C-ly.
HA11MAN & IIASSERT.
EttsD Sireet, below Rail Road,
We respectfully call public attention to tho follow
ing facts that : 'I hey manufacture Hrst class
MINK CAlt WHEELS AND AXLES
and all kinds of Coal Breaker Castings. They also
muke all kinds of car, Machine, Brldgo and other
eastings ued by contractors generally. They also
HEATING AND COOK STOVES,
and aro prepared lo furnish all kinds of repairs, such
as Orates, lids, l'lio Brick, stretchers, sc. They
PLOWS AND PLOW POINTS.
Largo Iron Kettles. Partners' Belts. Sled Soles. Woir-
on Boxes, Cellar Orates, He. They aro also preparid
Saw and Grist Mill Machinory,
Shafting, Pullej 's, Ac. They pay special attention to
Repairing Threshing Machines
1 ho Pronrtotors aro both nraetlcal mechnnles. Trv
AM K HI (UN AND F0RI2I0N PATUNTS.
Oilmoiik & Co.. successors to Chlmmin. Ilosmer A
Co., solicitors. Patents procured In ull countries.
No i'efs in aiivance. No charge unless tho patent
Is grunted. No fees for making piellinliiary exam
inations. No uddltlunul ties tor obtaining und con
ducting u rehearing. By n recent dcclsluu of thu
Commissioner allicJccUiI applications may Ik re
viled, spielat attention gltin to tnterfereni e cases
before the Patent onice. extensions before Congress,
liifrliigeiiii'nl suits In dttlerent states, and ull litiga
tion appei tabling lo Inventions or patents. Send
Slump lu tiiuuuiu a. t.o. lur puiupoiet 01 eiMy pages.
LAND CASUS. LAX!) WAUKANTS AND
contested land cases iiroscculcd before tho IT. s.
fieiicriil Ijind ofllco and Department of tho Interior
I'llvuto land claims, mining aim pic-euipiion claims,
and homestead cist s utti'iiiU d to. Land bet Ip In 40,
so and leu aero pieces for sale. This m ip Is assigna
ble, una can no locaieu in uie nuino oi inu pumiuscr
upon uuy linvei unit nt land subject to prlwte eutry,
atd'ii pcracie, Itisof equal vuluoulth bounty
land Warrants. Send stamp to tlllinoro Co. for
pamphlet of lustiuctlons.
AKKUAHS r PAY AM) UOUNTV.
nnicers. soldiers and sailors tf the late war. or
Ibelr helrs.uie la many eases entitled to money from
itio L'overninent of which they havoiio knowledge.
AViliHlull history of bervlre, and Mule iimoimlof
pay auu noumy icieiveu. jueiose biu-i jnouuinuro
A: Co.. und nlull renly. after examination, will bo
Ail nniriTR. soldhrs and sailors wounded. runturrd
or Injuied In Iho late war, however bllghtly, can ob
tain ti pension by oddresslng Ollmoro a Co
cases prosi'cuicu v.ninuiu aiu. uriurc mu su
nremn l uiirt of the United states.the cuurt of claims.
und the southern claims commission.
Kucli department w our uutiuess is conuucten in
sepaiale buieuu, under ihaigeot tho sumo esix il.
diced parties einploj ed by Iho old linn. Pi ompt at
tention to ull business entrusted lo OILMOliL' k CO.
lsllius secured. Wo desire to win success by dc-
bcrv lug It. Address,
in i, jit.itr. a, y.i.f
CW 1'' street, Washington, D, 0.
17UEAS llUOWN'S INSUIIANCE AO EN.
J, OY, Kxchangu Hotel, Bloomsburg, Pa.
.Utiia, Ins Co., of llarlford, Connecticut.,, o.oixi.uoo
Liverpool, lAJiidon und lilolio , io,i ii,o41
Hoya of Liverpool 13fOO,ouu
laiucaiishlru.., l,eoo, no
lire Association, I'hlladelphlu s.too.ooo
American of Philadelphia 1,IC ooo
Atlas of Hartford 0,000
Wyoming, of likes Barro Ul.ooo
erim Mutual of Danville 1.0(H). 000
Dauvillo Mutual 18,0iHi
Home, New York 5,600,000
Commercial Union 17,uoo,ooo
VOLOAN IRON WORKS,
DANV1LLK, MONTOUlt COUNTY, PA.
-XXT ILL! JI H. LAW, Jranufacturer of
V Wroui t Iron Bridges. Boilers, tlasnoiaer,
nreprooi iiuuuuibo, .,,uufiuv..uu . 'i .r,,
jrauiea, Flooring und Doors, Farm Oates and Fenp.
tig, also Wrought Iron Ilplng, stacks and all kinds
of Smith Work, tc. Hepalrs promptly attended W
Oct. , Ibio-U
BLOOMSBURG TA. NNERY.
ti. A. IllinRIKO
KSr'ECTFLJLLY nnnoiinces to the imblio
told standi Bloomsburtr. Pa., atihn
Porks of tho Bspy and l.lght street
roads, whero nil descriptions (f
lnatlier Mill hn lnftrto In tlm tmt
substantial and workmanlike manner, and sold at
prices 10 sun inn nines, 'ino Iiignest price incasn
w 111 nt ull limes bo paid for
G KEEN HIDES
of every description In the country. Tho publlcpnt
ronagc Is respectfully solicited.
Bloomsburg, Oct. 1, ls;s-
M ANUFAOTO II Y
M. C. SLOAN & I1HOT1IEII
HAVE on hand and for sale at the most
reasonable rates a splendid stock ot
and overy description of XVagons both PLAIN and
Warranted to be rondo of the best and most durable
maoorlals, and by tho most experienced workmen.
All work sent nut, from tho establishment will be
found to be of the highest class and sure to give per
fect satisfaction. They have also a line assortment of
of all the newest and most fashlonablo styles well
and carefully mado and ot the best material.
An Insncctlnn of their work is asked as It Is be
lieved that none BUperlor can bo found In tho coun
try. Oct. 8, 1S75 tr.
1,000 GOOD MEN
to call at
CROSSLEY'S CARRIAGE SHOP
to Inspect his work, and he will gunrantce you can
make $25 on a Hrst class Top Buggy It you buy of
him fur cash. I oner for solo at cost,
7 S1IIFTINU TOP & OPEN BUGGIES
Tho price of my wagons Is as follows :
3 Phaetons, Sarvent pat. wheels, gum top, one for
2 Piano box, portablo top, pat. wheels, gum top, ono
for $173, cost.
5 Piano box, open, patent wheels, bteel tire, one for
3 Platform spring wagons, patent wheels, 2 seats,
ono for lies, cost.
As I am closlntrout mv business tho offer I make
will btaud till tho Hist of July. Allwork warranted
to stand, and nro mado ot good material.
A, a. UIIU.1SLL1.
lj Stohner, Proprietor,
class. $1.25 to $l.5u per day.
llloomsburg, I'a., I).
BOOTS AND SHOES. Towaniia Boots a specialty.
iicpinrmg uouo ai, suuri nonce. Luuer uruwn a no
te!, Bloomsburg. oct.8,'I5-ly
A F I H S T-0 LASS II O U S E,
Oct. S.'-Sly JOHN LAYCOCK, I'rop'r.
TEW SALOON AND 11ESTAUHANT.
'Iho ui dersltrm d has oncned aflrst-clars Eatlnir
Houso In tho EMhnngo Block, formerly occupied bj
II. stohner, where his customers will llnd every
thing Hi his lino.
1 JI. DI1INKEI!, OUN'andLOCKSJIITH.
soning Machines nnd Machinery tf all kinds re
paired. oi'Eiu House Building, Bloomsbuig, Pa.
Oiipoxflo tlio Court House,
The Lahokst and Bust In all respects In the county
W, B. KOONS.
ji. 1;. iiuw ii.il, ur. 1 isr,
Respectfully offers his professional services to tho
ladles and gentlemen of Bloomsburg and vicinity.
luini'iepuicu luimeuu loan liiu tunou-s operaiions
i tho line of his profession, and lsnrovlded with tin.
latest Improved Pokcklain Tehth, which will bu In
serted on ('old plating, silver and lubber base u
look ns well as tho natural teeth. Teeth extracted
bv all tho new and most unnruved methods, ntui nit
operations on the teeth tarefully and properly at-
Ofllco a' few doors nbovo tho Court Housn. samn
bide. oct. a 75
wnillil nlirinnnen tnthn itll7nnn rtf Tllnninn-
Imi'L' and vicinity that ho has lust received 11 uU and
completo assortment of
WALL PAPE1I, WINDOW H1IADES,
lUTl'KES, COUPS, TASSELS,
and ull other goods In his line of business. All the
nuncbiuim most unproveu pauernsoi inouay aro
ulwuj s to bu found lu his establishment, Main street,
below Market. 001.8.15
Tho Philadelphia & Roading R.E, Co,
Hereby givo notice, tlmt on or before tbo first
01 amy next,
Thev will onen u l'asseucer Station In Valrmount
Park, upon the lino of tho Junction ltullroad,ln closo
Croxlmlty to Memorial Hull und other principal
ulldlugs of tho
CENTENNIAL INTEItNATIONAL EXHIBITION,
Anil that regular passenger and excursion trains
will thereafter bo run between tho new station and
tho various points upon their several railway Hues.
Tho attention ot citizens of Philadelphia fooklng
for summer residences, and of btrungera desiring lo
heeuro houses or lodging In tho vicinity of Philadel
phia during Iho period of the Exhibition, Is called to
iho fuctlhal, from nearly ull places upon tho rail
roads of tho Compuiiywllhlu twentyor thirty miles of
the city, passengers will bo able to reuch the Exhi
bition without change of cars In us short a Unions
II Kill require to inakolho trip by horbocars from
many iiofnts In thu city.
SPECIAL KXCI'HKIilN THAINH WILL BE HUN
FOB THE ACCOMMODATION OF SCHOOLS, SO
CIETIES Olt OTHEIt ASSOCIATIONS.
For Information apply to C. (I. Hancock, General
Ticket Agent, No. ! South Fourth btreet, phlludrl.
phlu, and to thobevcral local superintendents, and
to thu undersigned.
J. E. WOOTEN,
ItAUlKU, March 7lh, 1B7.-bw.
PUUhU'i HutjdtnJ Cuflumbr d UrefWa Ct.' Pun (4, IU
cu mt Uuiui4,nl4uJ bttw kul ! tftluatla IraiiroteurbU.
Wiujifuciurlu UclllilotmilrlBoi?i.l. uwk KtJiorUitilt
LAHCljU,rIcfBUALl4, Ulur. likUril thTrds
MMilijr, trt ordUUj UliW,ha lo lownUUtblf t ibtbttUt.
) pull n in r Mid flirtation. lth Hm M uri,
CO. BLATCMLEY, Minufr, 506 Ctmmerc StuPhlli.
lK in 40n pwdayut home. Samples worth II
vcJ 10 frc, wimoM A cq, I'oniiina, Jttuii.
fe) PUMPS W
BLOOMSBTJUG, PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 14. 1876.
KAIMIAKL'S "VISIOX (IF A KNIGHT.
Tho Sword Is fallen fiom hli hand,
To drowsiness his senses J hid,
Beneath tho slender laurel tico
The knight Is sleeping on his Bhlcld.
Tho quiet landscapo breathes repose,
And like a dream tho shadows fall i
There's silence In tho sunUght soft
HiutslanLs,ncros3 tho casllo wait,
Tho dhtant moun tains stand on guard,
Below the sluggish rlicr sweeps,
And not an Idle icphyr stirs
Tho laurel while the soldier sleeps.
There closo bcsldo tho drooping head
A silent, watting figure stands,
With thoughtful faco nnd downcast eye
A book and sword aro In her hands.
While near Mm on tho other Pldo
There watts another form moro fair,
Her daztilng garments decked with gems,
And shining Jewels In her hair.
A llowcr, tho typo of worldly Joy,
Sho reaches but with ono fair hand,
Whllo through the dreamer's vision float
1 ho odors of enchanted land.
still at his side tho other waits
And with her calm and steadfast look,
That seems to plcrco the futtiro dim,
She reaches out tho sword and book.
No symbol ot n life of cose,
No pleasure otters sho tho youth,"
But asks ot him tho single aim
A life-long battle for tho truth.
And though we can no farther trace
Tho vision ot tho dreaming knight,
There's something In his earnest faco
That tells us ho will choose aright.
History of Columbia County.
Copjrlght xcr ureil according to act of Congrcm.
IMPHOVEMHXTS AND PHODUCTIONS.
Tlio public ronils of the County nro nu
merous, nnd new ones nro constantly being
opened, making access to nil parts of the
County iosiblu by tho shortest routes. Tiioy
aro generally in good condition, well sup
plied with index boards, and the bridges
over tho various streams safe and plentiful.
I lie North Ilranch Canal passes through
tlio County. Siiwe the sale of tho canals.
that portion of them running from North
umberland to Will-es-Uarre, G4 miles in
length, has como into the ownership of tho
"Pennsylvania Cnnal Company." During
tho year 1SC9 the following tonnage passed
through the canal.
Lumber and shingles, 117,.r)IO tons
Anthracite coal 002,1118 "
Bituminous coal 11,805 "
All other freight 1G8.4SG "
In 1874 tho freightage and tonnagoaro
given as follows :
Anthracite coal 2:11,019.25 tons
JSituminous coal 40S.071.81 "
Pig iron 14,210.70 "
Other articles 124,117.80 "
The capital stock of the company is five
millions of dollars, and tho whole length of
canal owned by it is 338 miles. The officers
aro all Pbiladelphians, except Thomas F.
Wiermaii, the chief engineer, who resides in
Hnrrisburg. In this County William drier
Quick, of llupcrt, and Hudson Owen, of
lienvick, aro the active, vigilant and compe
tent local superintendents.
Tho Catawiss.i Itailroad runs front Tama
nend to Willinmsport, 91 miles; having de
pots in Columbia county as follows j Ilupert,
Catawissa, JIaiuvillc, Heaver Valley, Gi
rard JIanor, and others. It is now under
lcaso to tho Philadelphia & Rending llail
road Company, and no separate statistics nro
Expenses for 180S, S11G.789.79 j receipt,
?G2.r),131.GG; freights, 454,801 tons.
The Danville, Hazlcton & Wilkcs-llarro
Itailroad, new under lease to tho Pennsylva
nia Itailroad Company, runs from Sunbtiry
to Tomhickon ; nnd in Columbia county on
tlio east side of the river having a depot nt
Catawissa, Mainville, Jlillliii ltoads nnd
Glen City. It is 40 miles in length, and is
a new and important outlet for coal and pro
duce heretofore mostly inaccessible
Tho Lackawanna & llloomsburg Hailrond,
from Scrnnton to Northumberland, on tho
west sido of tho river, is 80 miles in length,
and has depots in Columbia county nt Per
wick, Willow Springs, Lime llidge, Espy,
llloomsburg, Rupert and Catawissa Uridge.
Passengers carried in 18G0, 253,828. Ton
nage for year, 1,088,437, of which 1,148,791
was anthracite- coal. Tho expenses wcro
?S9G,298.69. Receipts, $900,832.02. It is
now owned by tlio Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Railroad Company, nnd statistics
aro not separately published. Those for
18G9 aro sufficient for comparison,
Tho North and West Branch Railroad, a
most important ono in this region, has been
authorized by act of Assembly approved
Jlay 13, 1871 ; empowering tho company "to
construct a railroad from tho borough of
Wilkes-llarre In tho county of Luzerne,nlong
tho south sido of the North Branch of tho
Susquehanna river, to a point opposite tho
town of llloomsburg, in the county of Co
lumbia, and theneo by a bridgo over said
river and by tho valley of Little Fishing
creek to tlio city of Williamsport, by the
name, stylo nnd title of tho Nohth and
Wist IIbanch Raii.uoad Company, with
power to construct a branch from neur tho
town of llloonisburg tin tho valley of Hli?
Fishingcreck to connect with any existing
or projected railroad in bullivuu county,
with tlio right to connect with or cross at
grado any railroad now made or hereafter to
be mado within the counties of Luzerne, Co
lumbia, Montour, Sullivan or Lycoming,
and with tho right to build branches not ex.
feeding ten miles each in length."
Ilunlnck'a Creek is another projected
road, "from near tho mouth of lluulock's
creek in tho county of Luzerne, through the
township of Huntingdon to tho borough of
Jluncy in Lycoming county j by tlio namo,
stylo and title of tho lluulock's Creek and
Muncy Railroad Company, with tho right to
connect with the Philadelphia Sc Erie, the
Lackawanna & Bloomsburg, or nny other
railroad now mado or hereafter to be made
within the counties of Luzerno and Lycom
ing, with tho right to build branches not ex
ceeding ten miles In length."
Sovcral routes liavo been examined und
surveyed, nil of which go for a shorter or
longer distance through the county of Co
lumbia. It seems to us Impossible to build
the road without passing through Benton or
Sugnrlouf or both, Our people aro there
fora greatly Interested lu tlio consttuctiou
of tho road, which with tho North and West
Brunch road will give to us a positive and
peruaucut ndvanUgo in the coal, Iron and
lumber trade of this region of couutry.
Tlio limestone trado of tho County is very
large. The railroads havo transported near
ly ono hundred thousand ton, nnd a very
large tonnago lms been shipped on tho canal,
but tho fcpnrnto items of freight aro not
mado up, so that tho number of tons cannot
bo ascertained. Tho amount used in tho
manufacture of iron is given in the statistics
of that trade j and thcro are no data for es
timating tlio Immense, number of bushels of
lime auminlly burned and delivered to farm
ers at tho kilns.
It is impossible to tell what amount of
coal may exist in Columbia county. Even
in tlio region of Conynghnm and Heaver it
is only partially developed ; and thero are
claimed to bo abundant and satisfactory evi
dences of the existence of coal in tlio north
ern townships of tlio County; in Nob moun
tain and in the mountains of Sugarloaf. In
this littler township it is claimed that there
arc '.irge and ricli deposits of iron ore, nnd
if coal is also developed with tho lumber
thereabouts, thcro must shortly bo a large
access of wealth and population, increased
and stimulated by tlio building of thu rail
roads through there which havo been men
tioned under tho proper heads. But tho
production of coal is so uncertain that it is
hardly worth tho while to make any state
ment about it. It is sufficient to say that as
much as 400,000 tons has been mined in one
year within tlio County. And tho samo
may be said of the manufacture of pig iron ;
but which In any thing like a fair commer
cial year averages about 20,000 tous. For
caclt ton of iron manufactured thcro is re
quired 2.05 tons of coal, 3,25 tons of oro.and
1.09 tons of limestone.
ALMOST TOO IjATE.
BY EMMA M. JOHNSTON.
This is a simple story of simple folks and
yet I find that tlio truest pathos and some of
tho most oxquisito passages of feeling are
found in tho lives of a lowly class of people.
At least, the human heart is the samo the
world over ; as much loyalty and self-sacrifice)
may be found in a hovel as in a palace ;
while love that oldest legend, that first
song ; that last and best wine has the same
absorbing interest, tho same full diapasons
and rich chords, nnd the samo rich vintage
flavor in somo isolated cottage, as among
tlio splendors of a royal mansion.
Hurst Tregermnu was a fisherman. IIo
was a giant of a man in size standing taller
than the tallest man in the village. Nature
had taken somo pains witlt him. A royal
nature looked out from his eyes, a child's
innocence lay in tlio smile upon his lips.
Every ono loved and trusted Hurst ; ho was
a little gravo and silent, but then it was well
to havo him a contrast to his lively, noisy
JIany a village girl tremblingly hoped to
find favor in tbo eyes of this man,but though
tender and deferential to all women, he
showed no signs of n deep, special interest
in any one until ho was forty years of age,
when his romance came full upon him.
And a romance it was ; a shipwreck one
black night, left upon their shore the usual
eloquent but strango array of broken timber
household goods, mute littlo souvenirs and
tokens of love, pride, ambition and vanity,
and last of all, ghastly and staring upward,
as though out of place, several dead bodies
and a single one in which life held itself u
Eunice Ware was carried to JIary Treger
man's cottage, where, nursed and watched
by those strong, loving woman, tlio fisher
man's wives and daughters.she at la-t opened
her eyes upon her new Mitroundings.
She had been governess in an English
family, all of whom bad been ciueliy en
gulfed in the sea that had spared her. She
was young and childlike in appearance, and
a Mary Tregerman had never had a daugh
ter, she immediately adopted this homeless
stranger with the ready sanction of her son,
After that, let it storm as it would, the
sun never seemed darkened in the Treger
man cottage ; there was a presence there
which kept constant brightness and joy.
The young stranger adapted herself with
perfect case to her new life. To seo her
assisting JIary Tregerman about iier liousi
hold duties one would think she had been
accustomed to such work all her life. She
even learned to mend Hurst's nets, which
was wonderful employment for such small,
Long before ho was conscious of it,Euiiicc
Warn bad completely wound herself about
the fisherman's heart, and that without any
mantcuvro or coquet' ish art.forsho was guile
less and transparent as a child. But it was
simply impossible to resist the charms of her
looks nnd ways.
Hurst had a great strugglo with himself
before he could speak of his iovo to Eunice.
Ho called himself a presumptuous fool even
to think of her. He tried to avoid her pres
ence, only to seek it again witli more per
sistence than before. Tho littlo maid, with
iter lovely face and pretty foreign ways,
filled the cyo of this man until all tho rest
of tlio world was shut out.
When, at lust, ho spoke to her in his own
simplo earnest way, telling her she was tlio
first and would be tho lust woman of his
love, he was surprised to find that she did
not scorn him, but that her heart had gone
out naturally to him as its resting place.
Thero wero notio to consult, iiono to wait
for, and so they wero married in tho old
church, whero lor a wholo generation tho
fishermen had worshipped God.
For six months thcro was neither shadow
or interruption to their happiness, but at tho
end of that time, Satan as ever since Eve's
full, hated their innocence and joy, and
stirred tho young wlfo's hetut to sudden
momentary passion, as, tho wind will rufilo
a bluo summer pool into wild, nngrv circles.
Ono day thero was a trilling difference of
opinion between them, and then Euuico
spoko an angry word which had no root to
it, but which stung tho car of the man who
heard it. It was ono of thoso thoughtless
speeches which aro but from tlio lip out,
but which, ulas, do their dreadful mission
before recalled, Eunice had said, lu her
wrath, that it would havo been better had
Hurst married ouo ot his own class ; and
then thcro fell u great silence between thorn,
whllo both suffered.
To do Hurst Justice, ho tried hard, after n
lime, to overcome this difficulty and mudo
many advances to tills poor littlo child wlfu
and was at any moment only ready to for
get, all und toko her to his arms; but she,
woman-liko, was indulging to the full in u
fit of peUUliness, nnd would not be won over.
Whllo this stato of affair lasted, Hurst
nnd somo of his companions decided to go
to sea on a fishing expedition.
Eunice heard tho news with a sharp pang.
Her husband was about to lcavo her on an
always dangerous undertaking, and sho wns
still angry. What If ho should never re
turn? How perverse tho human heart Is! Now
wns tho time to yield hud exchange tlio word
and kiss of peace. Sho knew it, nnd yet
with that strong contradiction, which so of
ten possesses us likenncvil spirit, sho would
not bring herself to show tlio least sign of
contrition. Sho tlteiided to nil tlio prepar
ations for his departure with n strange pre
cision and enre, whllo nil tho time it would
seem as though her heart would break, yet
never onco approached her husband with
word or caress. Tho poor fellow hung about
disconsolately until all was ready, hoping
to tho last.
But when tho parting moment came, nnd
Eunice mounted tho stool its sho always did
to fasten his jack about his throat, being too
diminutive in size to reach him in the usual
way, there, wero no Jokes about her Binall
stature, nor kisses for her loving service.
Hurst saw that in her faco which prevented
nny approach on his part, besides tho re
collection of that speech of hers was still
present. He said to himself that it must be
that he had been deceived ; tlmt she had
never loved him and was now regretting her
life. So in her hands dropped from their
little offico of buttoning his jacket he turn
ed away witli a sigh.
Silently ho kised his old mother, and si
lently lclt the cottngo and strode off. And
Eunice, wild witli grief, iovo nnd remorse,
fled to her room, and kneeling nt tho win
dow saw, through blinding tears, tho boats
fihovo off, witli tho men cheering and the
women waving their hands to the last.
When there was no longer the tinglo line of
a vessel to be seen sho threw herself upon
tho bed nnd gave May to a passion of sob?
Poor child her repentance was verybitteri
"When ho comes home, 0 w lien ho comes
home I will humble myself !" she said.
Then camo the terrible thought that per
haps ho might lint return, llint she might
have no opportunity to weep out her repen
tance upou his breast. When she Oouid
bear her agony ro longer she uro-eatid went
down to help JIary Tregerman about her
household duties. Without a word the two
women kissed each other before going about
their tusks, for it wns an understood feeling
among the women of the village when their
husbands and sons went nut to sea that the
sympathy between them was deepened,
whether mute or expressed.
How that day passed I'uiiica eould not
tell. Some times when her heart seemed
like to break sho brought a low seat to her
mother-in-law's side, and silting upon it
rested her head upon the elder woman's lap,
now nnd then raising her sorrow-laden eyes
to say. "You think ho will como back moth
er?" "I pray God he may return to us I" was
Tho fishermen had expecto-1 tn return the
latter part of the following day ; but by the
next morning the wind had changed and by
afternoon a raging storm had swept tho
coast. Evening drew on, and though the
rain had abated the wind was fearfully high,
and the pen roared like u legion of wild
beasts let loose.
Then began tho tciror of tho women.
From cottage to cottage tkey went in groups,
consulting, discussing and weeping ns they
talked. Only Eunice was silent, and nev
er wept. What right had sho to tears ? It
seemed as though n stouo had been rolled
over tlio fountain of her tears, and that the
water should never ngnin gush forth, though
all the while her heart beat wilder than the
sea. But there bad suddenly shaped in her
mind tlio resolution logo out with some of
tlio men who were about starting to the aid
of hurst and his parly.
Tn think with Eueir.o was to act. Tho
group wero now nsrmbltd in Jiary Tre
german's cottnge, men and women, and
among them Ben Holding, ono of the old
est and most experienced seamen.
Trembling with excitement, her fare
as whito ns sea-foam, Eunice approached
Ben. "Tnko mo witli you !" sho implored
the old man.
"Where, n.y child?"
"Out in your boat, Ben, to find my hus
band." "Heaven hclpus, she is going mad I Here,
will not some of you look after this poor
But sho resisted tlio efforts of tho women
to draw her away, nnd clung to Ben. Lead
ing him into a corner, mid falling upon her
knees before him, she caught his hand in
hers and laid her cheek like somo white
blossom, in his hard horny palm. Kneel
ing there sho told him her grief and tho
eauso of it, and how sho must set out to
seek her husband and havo his forgiveness,
tli'ough they should both perish immediate
The old man's mind went back to his ear
ly days, a chord wns touched, ho could not
resist tlio poor young wife nt his feet. Ho
knew it wns a wild undertaking, but ho
knew ho could not say her nav.
"Well, God help you my child, if it must
bo so 1" was Ben's answer ns ho arose to
When it wns known that Eunico was to
go with Ben to seek her husband, a perfect
clamor broke forth,
'Ben you nro crazy to think of it ! That
child in a Uorm tlmt has mado some of you
men palo! I think wo aro all growing mad
to hear to it !"
But Ben silenced them all. "Tho child
has her sacred reasons," paid he. "I'll not
bo tho ono to thwart her."
JIary Tregerman was bewildered, Sho
had never known of tho misunderstanding
between Ilurstnnd Eunice, or how they part
ed. And now sho did not know what it
nil meant that Eunico should bo starting
out on that awful night to seek her husband
on tho sea.
"1 love my mini as well as a woman can,"
said a fisherman's wife, who was somewhat
coarser in fibro than tho others, "but he
would not thank me to go out after him on
'a night likotbU."
But when Eunico camo down lu her bluo
ploak and hood, her face looking so small,
her eyes so large, every womau preaeut hud
but ono feeling for her,
A mother who had buried a young daugh
ter a short tlmo before, suddenly caught
Kuuica to her heart in a rough but strong
clasp of affection, and kissed and cried over
her. It was like taking leave of tho dead.
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THU COIAXMIIIAN, VOL. X, N'O. 15
COLUM lltA DKMOCTtAT, VOL. XLI, SO.
Then Mary Tregerman held her ton's
wife In closo embrace, saying, "may G&d
hear my prayer for my children I" And thtis
Eunico went out Into the dark and storm.
Two boats went out, but Eunico went lu
Ben's j ho would not trust her with another.
While ho managed his boat a strong young
sailor lad held Eunice securely in her sent
by putting ono arm about her waist. And
on they went, now plunging deep, as though
Into nethermost darkness, and again seem
ingly dashed up into the black abyss of sky,
as somo mountain wavo tool; them on its
Eunico felt no fear but tho ono that sho
might not see her husband's faco again. Sho
win very quiet, sho gavo Ben no trouble,
though every now nnd then ho leaned towurd
her lu tho dark and touched her, as though
The wind and sea wero nt furious war
witli each other, and to row meant n thing
of nlmost superhuman effort. Now nnd
then a tailor gave out, exhausted, and anoth
er took his place. The black waves lashed
over them : ono moment tho boat seomcd to
stand upright in tho water, tho next It sunk
so low that It seemed to bo 'submerged.
How long they had been out Eunico did
not know, when all at onco sho was con
scious of a change nbout her. A wild,
hoarse shout went up from the men. Strain
ing her eyes in tho dark she saw bearing
down toward them onothcrboat. Then old
Ben's voice, like a trumpet, pierced through
tho awful din, ''All safe, my lads?"
Whoso voico was that which had respond
ed to old Ben? The strained tension of
Eunice's nerves gavo way, and with a wild
cry she fell back in the sailor's arms.
A week after this Eunico Tregerman re
gained consciousness to find the sun shining
in her littlo room fronracross tho sea; and
with the dulco like odor of the air was ming
led the fr.igranec of tho summer roses in
her littlo strip of garden. A brown faced,
brown bearded man, witli a suspicion of
tears in his eyes, was watching her.
"O Hurst, if it had been too late 1"
"Hush, my dirling ! we both know now
that our Iovo is stronger than death."
A Slory of the Hail.
Jlr Stillsnii, tho racy correspondent of tho
New York World, relates n story told him
by an engineer on the Lehigh Valley rail
road, what time tho locomotive climbed the
mountains "on the ini.st pictuicsquo line of
railway in America."
At Whito Haven we had dinner, and
engines and engineers wero changed. I
found myself hero on ono of tlio finest lo
comotives ever built for any road, and in
tho company of one of the brightest of
engine-drivers. The ride tltenceforward was
one to remember through a lifo time.
A great flood had swept throush the
valley here not many years ago. The Le
higli.swollen witli its many tributary streams
nnd reinforced by the giving way of d.un
after dam with their vast accumulation of
lumber and debris, soon bpcanie irresistible,
anil from White Haven to Eastnn tho waters,,
rising thirty feet, ravaged both banks. Jlen.
women and children weio crushed nnd
drowned without oilier wr.rninz than tlio
roar of a wavo that roso at tho rato of
thirty feet in nino minutes. Tho vision nf
this flood in the midst of storm and dark
ness, and tho eelios of desptirinir cries, wero
easily conjured upas tho locomotive boomed
alontr, jangling its bell under tho cliffs. In
a little while tlio road quitted the valley for
the mountain and wo began tbr long ascent
through tho heart of the Pennsylvania
wilderness to n height which overlooks one
of the historical nnd typical scenes of tho
Tlio grado was steep ; the engineer opened
the valvc.rcgulated his engine in nil respects.
smoked, nnd asked me to step over nnd sit
on his sido of tho locomotive.
"It's all clear sailing for a few miles now,"
said lie ; "We shall not meet anything. It's
a tug up lull,"
"From 100 to MS feet to the mile."
"That's tho reason, then, that you have
these heavy engines ?"
"Is this grade thought by railroad men to
be very steep?"
"Well," said tho engineer, slowly, "pretty
steep yes. You know that in old times, in
England, grades of thirty and forty feet tn
tho mile wcro thought to be heavy. Grades
of seventy or eighty feet wero thought to bo
impracticable. lean remember reading nil
about it. They didn't understand then
what a grip a heavy iron wheel has got on
nn iron rail, nnd how much a good locomo
tive could pull if you only gave her fuel and
time. They found it out afterwards. I hear
they've pot in England and France grade
132 to 1SG fret to tho mile, and even the
Baltimore or.d Ohio railroad has grades of
114 fict. The prrOts cn the Pacific rail
roads, and on that Rocky .Mountain railroad.
from Denver City to tho mines, arewono
than any yet. Tins grado don't seem very
bad, does it ? And besides, just look at that
Away to the south stretched tlio bleak
Pennsylvania wilderness, uninhabited save
by a few wood-men, the panther, tho deer
and the bear. The solitudo seemed like that
of a desert, and tho utrniuing locomotive
like a gigantic wheezy pioneer.
"Ihere's u right-down romuuco.or tragedy,
or whatever you mny can it," said the engi
neer, "attached to this hill. And I was the
least of a hero in it. As thero was a wo
man In it though, I must tell you that I'm a
"All right. Go ahead with tho btory."
" One night about four years ago, nnd just
about this month," tho engineer continued,
"l was coming down tlio hill with (consid
ering tho reason) a pretty heavy train. At
Wilkcs-Barro over tho valley which you'll
soon sec a young lady hail got aboard of
my engine, bho wanted n night rldo and
was put on by the superintendent. She was
perfect lady, nnd her mother was in one of
tlio cars, back, To tell tho honest truth (as
i navo oitcn said to my wife,) I never saw a
moro ueautllul und game-looking girl. She
was very small sized, dressed In what mv
wife calls completo taste, and her flguro was
so goou, aim ner ways t,o frank nnd nr.Iess
tlmt I almost wished sho was my daughter.
Her face, though, was what I can't give yon
an mea ot. it wns tho most beautiful face I
ever saw. It had," proceeded tho engineer,
wuruiiiig, -1111 mo iniciugeuce of n woman
unit tno simplicity ot a child's. Ami ho
was so uprightly uud lovable uUogetber, and
nsked to many nuestioiiH, that. ulttinuL-h I
never hnd a woman ou tho tngiuo but onco
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' boforc, I Invited her over hero to my scat,
nnd explained to her all about noivn loco
motlvcjs run. I showed her how to man
ipulate tlio lover which admits more or 1cm
fctcam to the cylinders j how tiiorevcrso lover
i3 worked ; how tho tests of water nnd steam
are made. I showed her how to blow tho
whistle and ring tlio nell.and explained how
tlio brakes wcro blown down, and how warn
ings were given on tlio approach to cross
ings. Sho took It all In, and," said tho
onginoer.stretcliinghlsnrm across tho boiler,
nnd clutching my sleeve, "it was the best
lesson I ever gave. Right up around yonder
nbout two miles from here, just as I was
handling the rovcrso lever, wo struck astono
or something on tho track nt nine o'clock nt
night. I was n-bending down nt tho tlmo
(tlio girl wns sitting whero you arc, on my
cushion) nnd quicker than lightning tho
lever flew back and Btruck ino in tbo eyo and
knocked mo well, I'll bo d d if I know
where. Anyway it didn't mnko much differ
ence for a minute or two, for I wns ju9t
stunned. As wo wero on the down grade;
with no need of fuel, the fireman was back
iu the baggago air, and when I camo to, this
young girl wns holding on my head and
fanning mo with her toy of a hat. It wasn't
two seconds beloro I knew what was to pay.
Tho engino and tlio wholo train had started
down this hill at tho rate of sixty miles an
hour. I tried to spring up and reach tho
lover. Jly right arm and sido and right leg
were numb. Jly faco and oven my tonguo
were so paralyzed by the blow Iliad received
tlmt I could hardly speak. I was.so desper
ate that (more to attract tho girl's attention
to tho danger than for any thing else) I
grabbed her bat witli my left hand and throw
it outsido of tho locomotive, and, then
managed to beckon her car down close to
my Hps and say :
"Train's going too fast. We'll be in hell
if you don't turn tho lever 1"
"She understood me in nn instant ; and it
was time. The engino was rocking, sway
ing, grinding and skurrying down the track
like a beast with great bouuds. Every
second I expected it would leap the rails ;
it certainly was descending at the rate of
seventy miles an hour. But that little thing
sprang up here, clutched tho lever, motioned
which way she should shove or push it, got
my nod, and reversed the wheels liko a lit
tle man. Then sho whistled down brakes
there wa3 no need of that, for the boys had
put on every brake already. Tnside of a
milo and a half she stopped the train ; and
then she knelt down all trembling and cry
ing nnd now what do you think sho
"I can't guess."
"Said she : 'Jlr. , I feel as if I should
f.tint. Havn't you got some camphor, or n
little whisky ?' And suro as you live sho
did faint right away there right down in
front of the fire-box right on top of me.
The fireman and conductor came in and
took her back to her mother, nnd tho fire
man had to run the train down to Whito
Soon after the engineer had finished this
littlo story the train arrived at tho summit
of the mountain.
Mr. Halter-wlck's Has Hill.
During ono of tlio few cold snaps that wo
have had this winter, the gas meter in Jlr.
Jtitterwick's house was frozen. Mr. Butter-
wick attempted to thaw it out by pouring
ltot water over it ; but after spending an
hour upon tho effort, ho emerged front the
contest with tho meter, with his feet nnd
trowsers wet, his hair full of dust and cob
web, and his tempi r at fever heat. After
tudymg how lie should get rid of the ico lu
tlio meter, he concluded to uso force for tho
mrpose, and so, seizing a hot poker, ho
iiuimed it through a vent hole, and stirred
t around inside of tlio meter witli a consid
erable amount of vigor. He feit the ico
give way, and be heard tho wheels buzz
around with rather more vehemence than
usual. Then ho went up ttairs.
Ho noticed for three or fourduvs that tho
internal machinery of that meter seemed to
bo rattling around in a remarkable manner.
It could bo heard nil over the house. But
he was pleased to find that it was working
again iu spite of tlio cold weather, and ho
retained his serenity.
About two weeks nfterwatd his gas bill
ctme. It accused him of burning, during
the quartcr.1,000,000 feet of gas.and it called
on him to settlo to tho extent of nearly
350,000. lleforo Jlr. Butterwick's hair had
timo tn descend after tho first bhock, he put
on his hat and went down to the gas office.
He addressed ono of tho clerks ;
'How much gaB did you mako ut tho
Blank works last quarter ?
'I dunno; nbout a million feet, I reck
"Well, you've charged mo in my bill for
burning a half a -million moro than you
made ; I want you to concct it."
"Le.-s seo the bill, Hm iu in this is
ull right. It's taken oil' tho muter. That's
what the meter says."
"Spofo'n it docs; I couldn't havo burned
inoro'n you made."
Can't help that. The meter can't
"Well, but how d'you account for tho
"Dunno. 'Taint our business to go uosIiik
and poking around after scientific truth. Wo
depend on tho meter. If thut says you
burned six million feet, why you must havo
burned it, even if we never nindo a foot of
ga out at tlio works."
"To tell tbo honest truth," 6uid Butter-
wick, "that meter was frozen, and I stirred
it up with a poker -and set It whizzing
"Prico just tho same." said tho clerk.
"Wocbargofur pokers just like wo do for
"You ain't actually going to havo tho
audacity to ask mo to pay $350,000 on ac
count of thut poker?"
"If it was $700,000 I'd take it with a
calmness that would burprise you. Pay up
or wo'll turn oil' your gas."
"Turn olf and ho hanged," explained
Butterwick, as ho emerged from tho ofiiee,
touring his bill - to. .fragmcnu. Then
ho went, home,, and tiraspliqr thut poker ho
approached tho .meter, It had legislered
another million feet; since thu hill was mado
out. It wan running up n scorq of a hun
dred, fed it minute, In a month Bulterwick
would have owed tho gas company moro
than tho Unltf ti Stutes government owe its
creditors. So he beat the meter into a shape
less mass, tossed It Into tho rtrcct, ami turn
ing uir tlio gus Insldu the tullar.
He is now sitting up at iilyhu wr uiiK an
essay on "Our Grinding Moiuqsjln, ,' by the
light of a kcroftcuo lamp.