The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, April 14, 1876, Image 1
ft f THE COLUMMAK OlUaBUUBMOCHAT.STAllOI'TlIS MOUTH ANHOOLDK UUNCONiol.thATrii.) .AW.'.V.Y.W'j i every Krlilny morning, nt 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 tlio county. job iPnaxixr'rinsrGk 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, Joicph snwls. 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. Utt. 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, Feeretary. 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. CIIUItCH DmiCCTOUY. IIAl'TIST C11UI1C1I. 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 dock. 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 clock. Scats free. Xopews reined. All aro welcome. l'KKSUVTKIllASCllUKCII. 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 o'clock. 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 7 o'clock. KCrORUEIICIIC licit. 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. st. rAi'i.'sciicncii. 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 Street. EVANGELICAL ClIl'llClI. 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 p in. 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 onicc. 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. TUSTlCKSaii(rConTlalilel'c7-It"ilis forale 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. H 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 (.entiu streeis. HOOTS AM) S1101.H. TTKNIIY KLIvl.M, .Maiuifailuicr nml ileulcr IJL hi boots and bhues, groceiles, etc., Main bl., ICVisi illoomsbui'g. 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 llotoi. PHOPliSSIO.NAL CAIIDS. '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 jivets. f fi. KVANS, JI. D., Siiigum and 1'liyci ) . elan, noith bldo of Main, btieet, above J. K, Jers. 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. Ollice s 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 D H. H. C. HOWKil, .Surgeon Dentist, Main st., nbovo tu 1 court nouso. MISCKLIJVNUOUS. J) 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. G W. COltKLL, Fiirnitnio llomns, tlircc , btary Lrlck, Malnstiuct, vtebt of Maiket bt. " OHANOKV1LLK DIKKCTOHY, All. HLKKIXO, Carpenter and buildct' , Main btieet below Pine. IiUCKlIOItN. M dlso. 0. A V. ir. SIlOLJIAKKIi, Dealers in , Dry Goods, Oroccrles and uenernl Merchan- OATAWISSA. M. IT. AllliO'lT, Attorney-at-Law, Alain sireei. BP, DALLJrAN, Jlerthunt Tailor, ficcoml . btieet, Hr.hluW building. AV M. L. UYKHLY, ATTOltNKV-AT-LAW, Catawlssa, Pa. Col loct Ions promptly mado and remitted, onico nnntuK.. fr.r.Vi.u, 'it.IroMit rm 'W OTIC13. 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 M.iuo, IIVUUU, ru k.eiii ccnti pr UillQu or 1W per barrel. OClS-th. r Jj. W. MILLHIt. tiott. a.lSSY' Mter.anirfrf,ler.. llUSINlCfeS CAUDS. 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 nnd'lhroat. AH calls night or day promptly attended to. Apr.M'is-tf D It. J. C. HUTTKH, "1IYSICIAN&V011CIKON, Ollice, North Market ttrect, Mar.2,'74-y Iiloomsburg, Pa. 1K. II. V. OAKDN'Klt, 1'IIYSrcrAN AKI) SUllOKON, 11LOOMHIIUHO, PA. onice above J.Schujler & Son's Hardware Store. Apr.s3t.l-tf gAMUKL KNOltlt, ' A T T 0 V. X K Y-A T-L A W, 1ILOOMSI1UHO, TA. omcc, llnrtinan's Hlock, corner Main and Maiket ""-"" oct. s, 'JO jj k. onvis, ATTOHNP.y.AT-LAW. orEirn-lloom No. 1, 'Columbian" Building. Scpl. 18,1S7. Q W.MILLKIt, ATTOltXIiY-AT-LAW onico In llrower's building, second lloor, room No. liluomsburg, pa. July1,73-y c 1 H.cV W.J.IIL'CKALKW, ATTOHNKYS-AT-LAW, llloomsburg, Pa. onicc on Main Street, first door bilow Coui t llouso Mar.O,'"! y V. .0 J. M. CLANK, ATTOHNEYS-AT-LAW, Lv. Bloomsburg, Pa. April lo,'71-y onico In Knt s Building. A. CKKVKI 1NO SMITH. UEKTET EWIS0 SMITH. A, CliEVKLlXO SMITH & SOX, ATT01SNIiYS-AT-LAW, Bloomsburg, Pa. 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, ATTOHNKYS-AT-LAW, Bloomsburg, Pa. 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, " ATTOllXJvY-AT-LAW, Centralia, I'a. I'cb is, '7C-ly. HA11MAN & IIASSERT. FOUNDERS, MACHINISTS, A ND IEON-SMITIIS. EttsD Sireet, below Rail Road, BLOOMSBUG, PA. 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 manufacture 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 to furnish Saw and Grist Mill Machinory, Shafting, Pullej 's, Ac. They pay special attention to Repairing Threshing Machines Ileapers, c. 1 ho Pronrtotors aro both nraetlcal mechnnles. Trv them. Dec. 3,1S;5-Sra 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 SCK1P. 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 glieujou free. PENSIONS. 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. Janill.'JO-tf. 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 cupiiai. Dauvillo Mutual 18,0iHi Home, New York 5,600,000 Commercial Union 17,uoo,ooo tt78,68,O0O March SD.IT-y 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 N. li.-DrawlnKimKsunmiessuppuea. Oct. , Ibio-U BLOOMSBURG TA. NNERY. ti. A. IllinRIKO KSr'ECTFLJLLY nnnoiinces to the imblio SNYDEIl'rf TANNERY, 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- CARRIAGE M ANUFAOTO II Y BI.OOMSBUHO, PA. M. C. SLOAN & I1HOT1IEII HAVE on hand and for sale at the most reasonable rates a splendid stock ot CARKIAGKS, HUGGIES, and overy description of XVagons both PLAIN and FANCY, 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 SLEIGHS 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. WANTED, 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, TEN BUGGIES, 3 P11AETONS, 7 S1IIFTINU TOP & OPEN BUGGIES Tho price of my wagons Is as follows : 3 Phaetons, Sarvent pat. wheels, gum top, one for SITS, cost. 2 Piano box, portablo top, pat. wheels, gum top, ono for $173, cost. 5 Piano box, open, patent wheels, bteel tire, one for $125, Cost. 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. March 31-3m. MISCELLANEOUS. "OHOWN'S HOTEL, lj Stohner, Proprietor, class. $1.25 to $l.5u per day. llloomsburg, I'a., I). Accommodations tlrst Hestnurant attached. Octobers, c. M. BHOWN, Dealer In BOOTS AND SHOES. Towaniia Boots a specialty. iicpinrmg uouo ai, suuri nonce. Luuer uruwn a no te!, Bloomsburg. oct.8,'I5-ly QENTItAL HOTEL, 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. MILTON CHAHLES. Feb 18-?m. c 1 JI. DI1INKEI!, OUN'andLOCKSJIITH. soning Machines nnd Machinery tf all kinds re paired. oi'Eiu House Building, Bloomsbuig, Pa. Octl,'75ly jg.XCHANGE HOTEL, Oiipoxflo tlio Court House, DLOOMSBUItO, PA, The Lahokst and Bust In all respects In the county W, B. KOONS. Proprietor. Oct, 8,75-ly JENTISTItY. 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 E. J. THORNTON 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 NOTICE. 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, General Superintendent, 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. March m-4in. lK in 40n pwdayut home. Samples worth II vcJ 10 frc, wimoM A cq, I'oniiina, Jttuii. UuxhlQ, IHJ, WOOD fe) PUMPS W BLOOMSBTJUG, PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 14. 1876. Poetical. 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. Original. History of Columbia County. Copjrlght xcr ureil according to act of Congrcm. NUJriJEIt XIV. 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 published. 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. 0111 ttfiii 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. Miscellaneous. 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 companions.. 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 doubtful tenant. 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, Hurst, 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, whito fingers. 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? and tears. 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 the reply. 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 little one?" 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 ly afterwards 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 mako ready. 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. .- Tjf f jrtvr t m ifl'if" . im 1 "tojj,,- 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 pointed crest. 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 for reassurance. 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?" "Aye, aycl" 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 continent. 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," "What grado?" "From 100 to MS feet to the mile." "That's tho reason, then, that you have these heavy engines ?" "Yes." "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 view I" 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 married man," "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 RATES Ob' I'JViiJriSEKa Onolnch.ttwelrollnosorlMoqiilfalcntlnNonpa elltypejonoor two Insertions, i,iM)f Uiroo Insor- llnnfl. .4 nil. HPA.CI. IM. 111. EM. iy .119.60 ti.in $t.0v) ll.oo IIO.oo r..i m l.ftl 0.0, li.til I Innl lll . f ..... . friro Inchon, ...... 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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 said ?" "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 Haven." 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 on." "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 lie." "Well, but how d'you account for tho difference?" "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 around." "Prico just tho same." said tho clerk. "Wocbargofur pokers just like wo do for gas." "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.