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OUJMBU1XM0CHAT, MAR OPTUS NORTU AND C0LUM
issued weekly, every Friday mornlnff, nt
IlUIOMHllUKll, COLUM1I1A COUNT?, PA.
To dollars ror Inr' pavelite In advance, or
ltirlmr thnjear. Aftcrtlio ovplratlonof tho year
DM will lio elianrcil. To RtibscrliKTS out Si tlio
county the terms ore 11 per year, htrlctly In advance
11 U II not paid In ailumco anil t J.oi) payment be
diiUyed beonil tlio j cor.
No i paier discontinued, oxctpt at the option of the
nuolllstiers, until all arrearages aro paid, but lorn?
continued credits after tlio expiration of tlio Ilrst
veur will not bo (five n .
Alllpaporssentoutof thostato or to distant post
ofires must bo paid for In ndianee, unless a respon
sible person in Columbia county assumes lopay the
subscription due on demand.
rosTAUK Is no longer exacted from subucrlbersln
The Jobblcif uepartment of tho Columbian Is vcr
complete, and our J b PUnllng vt 111 compare favora
y with that of tho largo cities. All work done on
mand, neatly nnd at moderate prices.
Columbia County Official Directory.
president Judge William Elwell,
Associate Judges f. K, KrlcHbauin, P. I.. Hhuman.
l'rutlionotnry, c. II. I'runk Zurr.
Cjurt Monographer s. N. Walker.
lleglstcr a liueordcr Williamson II, Jacoby,
District Attorney tolin M. Clark,
Klierirf John w. llortman,
Treasurer Dr. II. W. stcticynolds.
Cjmmlssloncrs John llerner, it. W. McIIcnry,
UommRslonprs' Clerk William Krlckbaum.
Auclitors-.M. V. II. Kline, .7. II. Casey, K. 1). Drown.
Coroner Charles (1. Murphy.
Jury Commissioners Jacob II. Fritz, William II.
County Superintendent William II. Snyder.
lilooml'oor District Directors o. I'. Knt, Scott,
Win. Kramer, llloomsburg and Thomas Itccce,
ricott, o. 1'. Ent, Secretary.
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
llloomsburg Hanking company John A. I'unston,
President, H. II. ciroiz, Cashier.
first National Ilank-Charlesn. raxlon, President
J. 1". Tustln, cashier.
Columbia County Mutual Saving Fund nnd Loan
Assoclatlon-K. II. Utile, President, C. W. Miller,
llloomsburg Tlulldtng and Saving Fund Assoclat Ion
-Wm, peacock. President, J, 11. Koblson, secretary.
llloomsburg Mutual Saving Fund Association J.
J, nrower, President, C. O, Itarkley, Secretary.
llev. J. r. Tustln, (Supply.)
Sunday services wyt a. ml nnd titf p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
Prayer Meetlng-Every Wednesday evening at cys
soais free. Tho public aro Invited to attend.
ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN CHURCH.
Minister llev. J. McCron.
Sunday Services I0)f a. m. and 0p. hi.
Sunday school 9 a. in.
I'ravcr Sieeilug Every Wednesday evening nt 0)f
Scats free. No pew9 rented. All are welcome.
Mlnlster-Hev. Stuart Mitchell.
Sunday Services lotf a. m. and G p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. in.
Pravcr Mooting Every Wednesday evening at cjf
beats free. No pows rented. Strangers welcome.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CI1CBCIT.
.Presiding Klder-llev. N. 8. Ducklngham.
Minister ltcv. J. S. McMurray.i
.Sunday Services 10 nnd 6tf p. m.
Knmlnv Nc.hnnl 1 n. m.
lilblo ciass-Everv Monday evening at ox o'clock.
Voung .Men's Prayer Meeting Every Tuesday
evening at ox o'clock,
(leneral Prayer Meeting Every Thursday evening
Corner of Tlilrd and Iron streets.
I'astor llev. (1. D. Ourley.
ilesldence Central Hotel.
Sunday Services 10tf a. in. and J p. m.
Sunday School 9 a. in.
l'rayer Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All aro Invited Thero la always room.
ST. i-aul'3 ciiuitcn.
Hector Itev L. Zahner.
Sunday Services lux a. m., lys p. m.
Sunday School 9 a. m.
Vlru, Unniliii'ln flu, tnnntti. lTnltf fVimmiinlOn.
Services preparatory to Communion on Friday
evening before me si Sunday in eacn moniu.
Pews rented ; but ever) body v elcome.
Presiding r.ldcr-ltev. A. L. Itocscr.
Minister llev. J. A. Irvine.
Sunday Service 3 p. m.. In tho Iron street Church,
Pra er Meetlng-Every Sabbath at a p. m.
.Ml aro Invited. All aro welcome.
THK CHURCH OF CHRIST.
. .ui.. mi), n.1.1. Hl.i.n.l, nn thn 1ilU. I
-s the Welsh Baptist Church on Hock PJ"
Hegular meeting for worship, every Lord's day af
ternoon at 3X o'clock.
Seats freo; and tho public aro cordially Invited to
SCHOOL ORDERS, blank, just printed and
neatly bound In small books, on hand nnd
for salo at tho Columbian onlcc. Feb. w, 1875-tl
ILANK DEEDS, on l'arclirant and Linen
i raper, common anu lor aiuiuiiisiiuluis, tvu-
tors and trustees, for salo cneapat me columbun
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES just printed
and for salo at tho Columbian omce. Minis
ters of the (lospel nnd Justlcrs should supply them
selves Wliu uiesc lieceaBary uruuica.
TUSTICESand Constables' Fee-Bills for sale
fj atT.nO COLUMBIAN UllieU. IllUJ, tuuwuit uw wi-
rectcd fees as established by the last Act of the Leg
alature upon the subject. Every Justice and Con
stable should have ono.
VENDUE NOTES just printed and for sale
cheap at tho Columbian office.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
EM. KNORR, Dealer in Boots and Shoes,
. latest and best styles, cornerMalnandMarkct
streets, in tho old post offlco.
CLOCKS, WATCHES, SC.
E. SAVAGE, Dealer in Clocks, Watches
and Jewelry, Main St., Just below the Central
CO. BARKLEY, Attorr.cy-at-Law. Office
, lu Brower's building, 2nd story, Booms 4 5.
Oct. 15, '76.
TMl. WM. M. KEIIER. Surceon and Pliysi
U clan, omco S. E. corner llock and Market
I . clan, (omco and Itesldenco on Third street,
" B. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and Phy-
sician, norm siae uain street doiow Aiuriieu
B. ROBISON, Attorncy-at-Law.
In nartman's building, Vain street.
. Clark 6 Wolf's Store, Main street.
"TAVID LOWENUERO, Merchant Tailor
U Mala St., above Central Hotel.
S. KUHN, dealer ih Meat, Tallow, etc.
Centre street, between Second and Third.
WHEN YOU WANT A FIRST-CLASS
SHAVE or anything In tho TONSOHIAL LINE
JAMES REILLI'S BAUBElt SHOP,
.THE BEST IN TOYN,
Under Exchange Hotel, Bloomsburg, Fa.
Oct, 13, '16
WM. n. ABBOTT, Attomey-at-Law, Main
"WM- h' EYERLY,
Collections promptly made and remitted. Office
W. n. ABBOTT
Importaut to Farmers.
and everybody in want of
LIME, LUMBER, AND COAL
We bare erected kilns at or near the Paper Mlll.on
the D. i. w. It. it. and are now prepared to sell
tee at very reasonable prices and of good quality,
Orders by the car promptly ruled and shipped to
any Btatlon on the above road.
A ruU line of LUMBER, of all kinds, dressed
or In the rough, Shingles, Lath and
bill Timber to whlcn we Invite
the attention of custo
mers. Lorjerg received and filled for all kinds of Family
! .. .-
VD' Btrlo attention 10 ouamesd wo uope iu uenv
Of pUDUO piWWV. Anlin.
V Sl.lSje.- Catawlssa, J!a.
,r ike U'arklna flu.-We aro now prepared to
(uraiaa ui with constant employment at
homr.Uie whOoi Ihe time, or for their spare mo
menta. Business now, light and profitable. Persona
of enter kx easily earff from w cents to ts per
MUMr, uu a proporUonai mm by devoUng their
MhoUltUMiBo buslnes.WU and girls earn
nearlir u ttuchas men. That all wlw see this noUce
inayw luiUieu- address, and test the bUBlsosswe
na?,ii1"'PAraUedoilcn to bucu as are not wall
utlnt4 Wvita tend one dollar to pay for the
troubi. m b,im, Kuli partlcularB, samples worth
several aoiiir. V,invnm work no. and a copy of
Home 'wm njcgyg one of the largest and best
liubiratta pjLiicauoiu, all sent tree By matt Head
t. H y8" wm permanent, profitable work, address
0. Z.ELWeS7' SUtoittdPnpriatm.
Jlt. J. C. IlUTTKIt,
OITlce, North Market street,
Mnr.iT,l74- llloomsburg, ra.
Orxic-rtoom No.l, "Columbian" Building.
ATTOENI3 Y-A T-L A W,
omco, nartman's Block, corner Main and Market
Streets Oct. 8, '75
Ofilco In Brower's building, second floor, room No.
1. Bloomsburg, I'd. July1,78
L. E. WALLER.
FUNK & WALLER,
Office In Colcubian licn.nixa. Jan. 19, '77-ly
p It. & W. J. I1UCKALUW,
omco on Main Street, first door below Court Houso
it J. M. CLARK,
omco In Ent's Building.
A. CREVELINO SMITH.
riERVRT EWIKO SMITH.
A CUEVEUXG SMITH & SON,
JfAll business entrusted to our carowlllreclevo
rrompt attention. uiyi,',3
ATTOltNEY AT LAW.
Ofkice Adjoining C, 11. & V. J. Buckalow.
E. 11. LITTLE. ROB T. R. LITTLE.
& R. R. LITTLE,
tsr-Buslness before theU. s. PatentOfflco attended
to. omco in tho Columbian Building. 33
T ROCK-WAY & ELWELL,
A T TO R N E Y S-A T-L A W,
Columbian Builpino, Bloomsburg, Pa.
CMembera of tho United States Law Association,
ollectlons made in any part of America or Europe,
"y 1LLIAM BHYSON,
Fsb IS, '76.
HOWE L I),
Ofilco In nartman's Block, second floor, corner
Main and Market streets,
May so ly.
TiROWN'S HOTEL. Bloomsburg. l'a., II.
I stohner, Proprietor. Accommodations llrst-
1 M. DRINKER, GUN and.LOCKSMITII,
lowing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
paired. OrERA House Building , Bloomsourg, l'a.
u;t. i, to
wnuid announce to thd citizens of Blooms-
urir and vicinity that ho has lust received a full and
compiciu uasuriuicui, ui
WALL PAPER, WINDOW SHADES,
FIXTURES, CORDS, TASSELS,
and all other coodslnhls lino of business. All tho
newest and most approved patterns of tho day are
always to be foundlnhls cstabUshment.Maln street,
below Market. oct, 8.16
Opposite tho Court House,
Tho Laboest and Best In all respects In the county
W. B. KOONS.
-yyiLLIAM Y. K ESTER,
IVlllil-tCJi-IAJN X TAILUK
corner of Main and West streets, tlirco doors below
, K. uyer'a store, uioomsourg, i'a.
All orders oromntly attended to and satisfaction
April zi, i, -ii
REAS BROWN'S IN8URANCE AGEN
CY, Enchango Hotel, liioomsourg, i-a.
3tna, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut... 6,500,000
Liverpool. London and Ulobo 20,uui,otx
Uoyal of Liverpool 13 600,000
1 jinrAHBhlrft .
Kins Association, Philadelphia....
Atlas of Hartford
farmers Mutual 01 uanvuio
Home. New York. ,
Commercial Union ,
THE UNDERSIGNED, representing several
nt thn tnnitt connervatlve and reliable Ameri
can Fire Insurance Companies, would beg leave to
offer his services to the citizens of Bloomsburg and
vicinity, requesting a reasonable share of the public
IT. Ut 1 W AUK
Bloomsburg.July IS, 1676.
Office lu Brower's Block.
J. H. MAIZE'S
contains the largest stock of
QiiEEDSMfi, Glassware, Woiflenw are,
Canned FruitSi Dried Traits,
to be found In Columbia county,
A Complete Ausorfiueut
always on hand. Call and examine.
TjyAINWRIQIlT 4 CO.,
H, B. Corner Beoend and Arch Btroo)i,
TEAS, SYHUl'S. COFFKB, SDOAlt, H0LA6BE9
BICI, 81-lCIS, B1CABI SODA, AO., tO.
ivorders will receive prompt attention,
FOR HA LB
AT THE COLUMBIAN OFFICE,
Hits dlstrcsslnir and dangerous complaint, and Its
premonitory symptoms, neglected cough, night
sweats, hoarseness wasting flesh fever permanent
ly i.uiuu uy ui, "Bwajiio 8 compouuu ovruu ui n iiu
11I10NCI1IT18 a Premonltor of Pulmonary Con-
sumption, Is characterised by Catarrh or Inllamatlon
of tho mucuous membrnno of tho air passages,
hoarseness, pains In the chest. For all Bronchial
affections, sore throat, losa of voice, coughs,
Compound Syrup of Wild Chorry
13 A SOVEREION REH ED V
llcmmorrhaira orsnlttlne of blood, mav nroceed
from tho larynx, trachla, bronchia or lungs, and
uritu iroin various causes, nunuuuuirjMciucxcruon,
plethora, fullness of tho vessels, weak lungs, over,
ttralnlngot tho voice, suppressed evacuation, ob
struction of tho spleen or liver, c.
Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry
strikes at the root of disease by purlfj Ing the blood,
vlcoratlnir the nervous syslein.
rrmunnir ine hut aim Kiuneys 10 ueaiuiy acuun, in-
is marvelous bower notonlv over everv chronic
disease where a gradual alterative action is needed.
Under Its use tho cough Is loosened, tho night
sweats diminished, tho pnln subsides, Ihe pulse re
turns to Its natural standard, thcstomaehls lmDrov.
ed In Its power to digest and assimilate tho food and
every organ has a purer and better quality of blood
supplied to It, out of which new recreative and plas
tic material Is made
DIt. SWAYNE trrnduatod nt ono of tho best Medl-
cal colleges In tho U, S., and was engaged In an nc
tlv e practice for many v ears, thus guaranteeing that
his prepnrat Ions aro pi epared upon strictly scientific
I)it. Hwatnk Dear Sin 1 feci It to tm duo to you
anil fiUflerinB humanity to plvo tho roliowlnf? testi
mony respectlni: the wonderful curative powers of
your L,ompounu n.vrup oi iiu i nurry unu DurHiipu
rtlta nnd Tiir nils. I wns nmtcted with ft violent
coURh, p.iln3lntlie side nnd breast, night Bwcnts,
pore throat, my boweH were costive, nppetlto nearly
pone, and my stomach to very weak that my physi
cian was at a loss to know what to do for me, as cv
erythlnc I used in tho Rhape of medicine was reject
ed , spit different times a pint of blood, 1 remained
for months in this u mi condition, ami pave up au
hopes of ever recovering. At this time you recom
mended the use of your syrup and puis, which Im
mediately began to soothe, comfort and allay tho
lolencoof the cough, strengthened and healed mv
tigs : in snort, ic nas mano a pericct cure 11
d I am now ablo to pursue my d.Uly labor.
person doubting tho truth of the above stit m-
in pieusu cu i uh ur iuiuit&i niu, ut. tuv luuYy,
EDWAUI) 11. HAMSON,
Engineer of tleo. sweenej's Pottery,
ltldgo Hoad, below Wallace, l'lil.a.
over 2n vears liavo elansed. and Mr. Hamson still
remains a hearty man to this day September soth,
PHYSICIANS RECOMMEND IT.
Dr. Thomas J. B. Ilhoads. Iloyertown, Berks Co.,
i.. writes: Yourcomnound sirunof Wild Cherry
esteem verv hlnhlr : have been sclllnc and refom-
mending It to my patients for many years ami It al
wnvs moves cnicnclous In obstlnafe couclis. bron
chial and nsthmatlcal affections. It has made somo
remarkable cures in tins section, aim j con&iueru
the iH'st remedy Itti which I am acquainted.
Price!. SlxlHjltles forffl. If not sold by your
druggist, we will forward halt dozen by cxpiess,
frelirhtpiild on receipt of price.
Iff iii-srrttie symptoms In all communications, and
address letters to lilt. SWAYNC & SON. 330 North
sixth btreet, Philadelphia, Nocliaigo will bomade
for advice. Sold by druggists and dealers In medi
That dreaded ulsease.from which so many berso n
suffer, Is Ircquently thc.causo of
Headache, Indioestion, DvsrErsiA,
Is speedily relieved, and are often pcrmancntlycured
Swayne's Tar anflSarsapanlla Pills.
lVvrrH nrn nftnn nrnvpnlfd liv thn nso of thfsfl
SarsnparUla Pills, ns they curry orf.ttirouifh tho blood
the Impurities irom which they arise. For uostUe-
news there Is nothing1 so effectual as Swayne's Tur
liih uniiuriLitis irum which liicy uuau. rur tuaimi'
neas mere is nuuung
nnd Karsfinnrlllfi l'ULs.
Thev are nurHv Veeetflblo.and act sneclallv on tho
Liver as lltue Mass or Calomel, wltnout any had re
sults irom taking.
Address letters to Dir. SWAYNR KOx. rhllaucl-
nhla. No chartrororadlce. Kent by mall on receipt
or price, l'rice 25 centa a box; live boxes lor $t, Atk
Is trenerallv nrcceded bv a moisture, llko ncrsDlra-
Hon, distressing Itching, as though pin worms were
crawling In or about tho rectum, particularly at
nlghtwhen undresslng.or In bed after getting warm.
It appears In summer as well as winter, oftentimes
uumvy llsl'll tllumiu iiiu jhivulu (ju in, uiiu m iiui, v.uii
lined to maleB only, but Is nulto as frequent that fe
males aro sorely anilcted, particularly In times of
pregnancy, extending lciomo vagina, provin
rcsslng almost bevond lo powers of endurance.
,'ases of lonir standing, pronounced Incurable, have
been permanently cured by simply applying
I was sorely afflicted with one of tho most dlstres.
Mntr nf all al&eases. Irurltus or Prurigo, or moro
commonly knonnus Itching Piles. The Itching at
umes was aimuui. imeiuiuuiu, mviuiuiuii uj m.iuii:ii
inL. nnd not unfreouentlv becarao oulto sore. 1
bought a box of Swayno's ointment i Its use gave
hck rener. ana in a snorc umu maue a peneci cure,
tan now sleep undisturbed, and I would advise all
ho aro suHerinir with this dlstres&lne: complaint to
procure swayne's Ointment at once. I hart tried
pvebcrlptlons almost Innumerable, without finding
any pcrmuncnt. mit-i.
JOSEPH W. CI1UIST,
Firm of itosdel 4: Christ, Hoot and Shoo House, 3M
h'ortn second street, i'liuaueipnu.
Swayno's AU-Hsaline Ointment
Is also a specific for tetter, itch, Halt rheum, scald
head, erysipelas, barber's Itch, blotches, all scaly
rriiftv. cutaneous cruDtlons. Perfectly safe ant
harmless, even on Ihe most tender Infant. Price 60
cents, or six boxes for fl.vs. bent by mall to any
aaaress on receipt wi puts, jitpuicu wnjr v
DIt. SWAYNK .SON,330N.GthBt.,l'uliaaeipiiia.
SYMPTOMS AND CUKE.
mtnrrh la an flfft'ctlon of the mucus membrano of
the nose, throat, elicit, 4c, accompanied with dull.
heavy neaaauie, uusiruuuuu ui mo uuaui j-umustro,
V.CUK eyes, waiery mm iuuuun.-u, iiucjviuk i -wku'
inrr tnfipnr thn ihroat. exnoctoratlon of offensive
feellntrln tho head, incessant Diowinp 01 menus?,
mill rithpr Kvmntnms ara likelv to amear very dls-
trebSlntf, ana no dl&easo Is moro common, and nono
lesa understood by rhyelclans. Nino-tenths ol the
cases of offensive breath aro occasioned by uatarrn,
"Sunyne'N Cntarrli Remedy"
Is a certain and permanent cure, and warranted In
mprvrjufl. nn matter haw obstinate or lonir btand-
liitr. It can b obtained only by addressing Hit.
HWAYNK & SON, 330 North bUth btreet. I'hlladel.
phia. waiiea 10 any aauress oa iob receipt vi
JllCfj UUU UU1IOI mm iuuuiiw,uuuimii iwvj
uU account or ino origin una naiuro 01 huh uibucu-
cifivinmn A nt. we rowatit i it la nevona an com-
mrion tne nesi remeay ior uaiarrn ever aiaiuvciru.
vnirmbor! itcan beobtalned onlv by addreRslnij
DH. MWAYNB & bON, 830, North blxth Street, 1'hll
rdelphta. Mth a remittance, as wo do not place It In
the bands or dealers, the saino as wo do our other
preparations. In writing for our 'Catarrh Kemedy"
Why Dye ?
No matter botrdray or Ilarali Ihe
Hair may bo, It can bo restored to Its original color
and youtuiui appearance, vj uaeiui;
London Hair Color Kestoror.
A Remedy to Rein-
stata the Human Hair
In all Its youthful
color, lustre, softness
All pci'HoiiN ivlio UBiiIro to Ilcauty
of personal appearance, should not neglect that
natural necessity, the hair. Vy many It lias been
neclccied until H has become thin, gray or entirely
fallen off, The London Hair Color Restorer restores
natures losses, and Imparts a healthy and natural
r.inr thickens the hair, cures daadrufT and all
Itchy, scaly eruptions on the scalp, inaltlnir It white
and clean, and Insuring a luxuriant growth of hair
lu its natural jouturui color, rrice 10 cents, rnn
clpal depot for tho U, S., .830, north bUth street,
SOLD BY ALL DUUUUISTS.
Juno u lHy
TUB NEW CUUSAIIK.
In tho days of tho voico of the seventh nngel
when ho shall begin to sound, the mj story of ood
should bo finished, as Ho hath declared to Ills ser
vants, tho prophets. ltcv., x.. 7.
Trump of tho Lord-I hear It blow !
Forward tho Cross s tho world shall know
Jehovah's arm's against the foe.
Down shall tho cursed Crescent go I
To arms to arms t
Ood wills It so.
Ood help the Kusb 1 nod bless the Czar 1
Shamo on the swords that trade can mar I
Shamo on tho laggards, faint nnd far,
That rlso not to the holy war.
To arms to arms I
Tho Cross our Star.
How long, o Lord I for thou art Just :
Vengeance Is Thine In Tlieo wo trust.
Wake, arm of Ood, and dash to dust
Those hordes of laplno and of lust.
To arms to arms I
Wake, swords that rust.
Forward the cross. Break clouds of Iro
Break with tho thunder and tho flro 1
To new Crusades let Faith Inspire :
Down with tho crescent to tho ratro I
To armt to arms,
To vengeance dlro I
Forward tho Cross. That night recall,
of ravished maids and whes withal,
With blood I hat stained Sophia's wall,
When Christians saw the Cross down fall.
To arms to arms,
Yoiatlons all I
To high Stamboul that Cross restore I
(Hitter Its glories as of yore.
Down with tho Turk. Trom Europe's shoro
Drlvo back tho Paynlm drunk with gore.
To arms to arms,
To arms onco more.
Forward tho Ciws. Uplift thai Rlgn I
Joy comelh with Its morning shine,
Blossoms tho rose and teems the vino ;
Tho olUe Is Its fruit benign.
To arms to arms I
UNhOVKI) AXI) AUINK.
Tho sea dove some twin shadow has,
l.lio lark has lov es In seas of grass,
The v lid beast trumpets back his vow,
The siulriel laughs along his bough ;
Hut I, I am as alone, alxs 1
As yon v lilt? moon when white clouds pass.
As lonely and un'oved, alas I
As clouds that Meep and drop nnd pass.
Oh, maiden, singing sliver sweet,
At cabin door, In Held of corn.
Where woodbines tnlno for thy retreat
Sing sweet through all thy summer morn,
For love Is landing at thy feet,
In that fair Isle In seas of corn,
Hut I, I am unloved and lorn,
As winter vt Inds of v inter morn.
The ships, black-bellied, climb the sea,
Tho seamen seek their loves on land,
And love and lover, hand in hand,
!o singing, glad as glad can be.
Hut neermoro shall love seek me,
lly blowy sea or broken land,
By broken wild or willow tree,
Nay, nevermore shall love seek mo.
THE MODEL DETECTIVE.
RHINO Tlir. ONLY TRUP. ACCOUNT OF
TATT. OF rAUL PIHRA,
"Murder will out, sometime, sure 1" ex
claimed Daniel WonJer, to a few hearers,
as he, laid down a paper from which ho had
just been reading aloud a case of mysterious
murder, tho perpetrator of winch had been
discovered alter years of ingenious and tortu
ous search. "I have many a timo noticed it.
It is according to the laws of nature, and
must be so, if not right oil', by-and-by ; if
not to-day, to-morrow, next day, then a year
ten, fifty, perhaps a hundred years hence,
The murder and tho murderor are sure to
come out. If I was on a plank alono with
a man in the middle of the ocean, and was
murder him, and sink him, with no ship in
sight I couldn't feel Bafe ! Some time or
other something would bring me out. If I
didn't tell of myself, asleep or awake, his
bones would rise, or "
"Or hh sperrit?" suggested somebody.
"No j I don't believe in spirits but his
bones, clothes, or the plank or it might bo
somebody was looking at me from a ship out
of sight, through a powerful spyglass, or
perhaps from another plank, or perhaps
happening to pass by overhead in n silk
balloon, and see me do it and so I should
feel sure I was not safe uutii at last I was
led out to be hung. You sco there is always
a chain of evidence between the murderer
and the murdered. It may bo short or long.
It may bo broken into many separato links;
but in time one man picks up one link here,
another a link there, and another, and so 011
until all the links are found and put together
and they are strong enough to hang the
"It does Beem so," said one of the listen
era, in thougutlul awe.
"Seems so I It is so I I always know that
murder will out, and have seen many slngu
lar cases of it. But the most singular case
I ever heard of was the fate of Paul Piera,
of Mos9creek, a clerk in a dry goods btore,
and so covered up, according to report, that
no evidence was supposed to be left of it.
He was unexpectedly missed one day, and
his body was not found till three years after
ward, People gave up all hopes of hearing
about the poor fellow,how he came to death,
or where, or what for, or who or where his
murderer was until a traveler came to Moss,
creek and hearing of the murder of poor
Paul Piera, he undertook to find tho body
or at least the real criminal, and bring him
to justice, This traveler's name was Solo
mon Foxpaw, and he prided himself on his
detective powers his penetration and per
severance and he had a restless, rolling.
staring, snappy kind of eye, that seemed to
take In everything about him at a glance,
People wished him success, but they didn't
expect It, But he didn't care for what they
expected. He set to work to find some links
for a chain of evidence."
"But I don't see"
"You can't see anything yet. You must
wait and see, Solomon Foxpaw made iu'
qulries for a month, but ascertained just
about nothing which would lead to the first
link. He then'sut down reflected aloue for
three days and finally he Bald to himself,
'Here is a piece of woods out here, and Paul
Piera was said to bs poorly. What moro
likely than he should walk in the woodi for
his health and there be murdered ?"
FRIDAY, MAY 25.
"Do sure I Wliat, Indeed?"
"With this Idea, Sol., without saying a
word to anybody bccau?o ho liated Inter
rtiplion M bad at I do wnlks out alono In
to tlio wood, and ticks about among tho
dry leaves, and examines tho ground, and
the rocks, and tho trees, with strong sus
picion." "To And a clew V"
"Why, of course, to find a clew."
"But I don't see"
"You never will see, if you don't wait,
and follow his ideas. Ho jiretty soon found
various letters, carved on various trees
initials of names, porhaps and among thcra
all at last ho discovered, on a treo by them
selves, tho letters, '1'. IV"
"Perilous Place, I suppose."
"Perilous Place, you suppose ! No. Paul
Piera ho supposed, for ho knew what to sup
pose. 'He certainly cut those letters,' Fox
paw felt convinced ; and ho put dawn 'P. V.'
as his first link. 'Now,' says he, 'I'vo got
something to work on,' and he felt encour
aged. Looking about him a little sharper,
as if Providenco had directed him, he found
a rusty jackknife, which had had ten blade?.
It had three now j a big one, a little one,
and a saw blado. Tho horn was gone, but
ho felt a conviction that this knife was a
second link, and ho put it in his pocket.
Looking about still further ho saw a crack
"Heard a crack."
"No, saw .1 crack a wide crack between
somo rocks. Something suddenly told him
thero was .1 cavo there, and that he would
find the body of Paul Piera in that cave.
Ho did find a cave, a very cavernous cave,
and he went and borrowed a spade, entered
and dug for sovcral hours, till ho struck
"A box containing the bones of Paul."
"No. Uo thought so at first, but it prov
ed to bo nothing but solid rock. He dug
here and ho dug there, hut all was rock, and
now, being much tired, ho paused, nnd be
gan to suspect that he was on (he wrong
scent. A less resolute man would have de-
paired ; but 'No.' says Foxpaw, 'I'll dig
mother way.' And so ho dug off back to
town ngalu.aud made further inquiries about
what Paul Piera said and did tho last time
he was seen ; and showed tho jackknife con
"Nobody had seo Paul have such a knife,
but Sol Foxpaw happened at last on an old
lady who remembered she had bought some
mixed yarn of Paul the day he was mised.
lie seemed sick and unhappy, and said he
wanted to go to sea for his health. This
was all Foxpaw could paw out of her. It
seems little, but he thought it a good deal.
Wanted to go to sea. That's another link?'
says Sol. 'A man who goes to sea naturally
goes to a vcsel in the first place. Moscrcek
is a seaport place. I will go down and in
quire among tho vessels.' So ho went down
and by good luck ho soon discovered that
for years past tlio bchooncr Flying Turtle
had been in tho habit of bringing stock from
tho city for tho dry goods store. 'Another
link,' says Foxpaw. 'What is more likely
than that Paul, knowing the skipper, went
111 tho Flying Turtle that day to tho city ?
"So he asked the captain, who said ho was
not sure he didn't; and that sometimes ho
had; and he wouldn't wonder. 'Hero is
half a link more,' says Foxpaw. 'I will go
111 the ! lying Turtle, and make further in
"It was during this trip, only a day's voy
age, that ho added threo or four more links
to his chain. On closely questioning the
captain tho latter remembered that on the
fital day one of his passengers from AI0S.-1
creek to the city was a raw-boned, swarthy,
ugly-looking man, who had a dissipated
nosi and a several-bladed jackknife. He
remembered a saw-blade in it, because it
was the first lie ever saw, and had said at
the time that if he was as homely as tho
owner of the knife, ho should cut his throat
with it, and leave tho consequences to other
people. Foxpaw now showed the rusty
knife, and he said it might be the same and
added that tho stranger's name was Murd
111.111, or Murkman, and that on landing in
the city, he had seen him at the Jolly Tar
tavern at the head of the wharf."
Seen Paul Pisra?" said ono listener,
"Why, no I Pay attention ! Seen this
ugly fellow don't you see?"
"Yes, I see, but I don't see "
"But you must wait and see, or you will
certainly lose the links. Up goes Solomon
Foxpaw to the Jolly Tar, as interested as if
he had been Paul Piera's only brother "
"Did he have a brother?"
"Nono of your business and asked tho
landlord to let him look at his arrival book
of three years before. Tho landlord sent to
tho garret for it, and they overhauled it to
getlier ; and suro enough I there stood the
name, at the proper date, in a fierce, big
hand, of Mike Murdman and
"No! What do you know about it?
Mike Murdman and Friend.' 'This is the
biggest link of the lot,' says Sol to the land
lord I)o you recollect what kind of a look
ing man his friend was?"
" 'No,' says tlio landlord, 'but I recollect
that next morning tho two had a quarrel.
They had slept together, and Murdman was
charged by the other with stealing his mon
ey 111 tno nignt. nut jJiunlman sworo 110,
and as proof said ho hadn't enough money
to pay his own bill ; and they went out
quarreling, without paying. And that's the
lust I ever saw of tho other fellow, to my
-.More lints I'm getting a chain 1" says
Foxpaw. 'Went out together, quarreling,
about robbery. And did you ever seo Murd'
man again r"
u yes,' says tne landlord. 'lie a cap
tain 01 a brig now. lie came back a year
afterward and paid his bill, and now he
stops here every three months every return
trip he makes. It is timo for him now
brig was due yesterday j if you stop, I'll lu
troduce him to you."
"Was'the man hung?"
"Well, this beats all, I declare I" cried
Daniel Wonder, exasperated. "Hero you
are, wanting to get to the end of the chain
before I've got the links fastened together,
You would never make a detective."
"I don't care anything about the liuks.
AU I want to know Is, was the man hung?
You've got mo so excited I can hardly keep
my seat. It would be a satisfaction to know
If the man was hung at the start,"
"Well, he wasn't huug at tho start, am
never would have been, If Sol Foxpaw had
been as Impatient as you are. Have you
no Interest lu the philosophy of the thing?"
"No," said the man, nettled : "and I don't
care, now whether tho man was hung or not;
I hope ho wasn't; nnd I hope Paul Piera
was cut into as many bits as thero aro links
In your story I"
'Oo on, Daniel, go 011," said tho others,
"and if he interrupts you again, wo'll iiang
"So, do. Well Foxpaw walled threo
days, patiently, for tho next link, and then
the brig came to port, and Murdman came
to tlio tavern, and the landlord Introduced
him to Foxpaw, over a glais, and they fat
down to talk. Sol was usually a cool fel
low, but, as ho afterward said, ho had his
scruples about sitting down and talking with
a murderer, and ho felt very palo and ner
vous considering the critical business ho
was on. Sol eyed him carefully all over,
nnd ho seemed to look homelier nnd hom
llcr tho moro ho examined him. Ho
thought of poor Paul Piera, and felt asham
ed of himself because ho had been drinking
in a friendly manner with this monster, who
for three years has escaped being hung, and
who no doubt imagined he should escape
'"I have drunk with him,' thinks Sol,
'but it was a means to an end ; and as that
end is a rope's end, I shouldn't feel ashamed
but I must begin to gather up more links,
however, I feel.' And pretty soon he had
.1 good opening."
"Do you chew ?" says Miko Murdman.
"I do," says Sol holding out a plug "and
If you don't liko to bite it off hero's a knifo
to cut it." And ho pulled out tho rusty
jackknife ho had fouud in tho woods.
"What's this," says Mike, staring at tho
knife,just as Sol expecting ho would.
"Only a knifo I found," says Sol. "Per
haps you've lost one. Does it belong to
"lo mo I" said Mike, looking at it with a
shudder and coloring up. 'I guess not.
Take it back. Horrible. I don't cut tobafk
co with such a knifo as that."
"You needn't be afraid. It is rustv
but you don't think there's blood on it, do
liloour says Hike with another shud
"Yes, blood !" repeats Sol, severely. 'As
I told you, I found that knife; and who
knows but there's blood, and human blood
on it, which makes it so rusty? The mur
derer might have thrown it away after lie
had done the deed, mightn't lie, and thought
nobody could find it?"
"How should I know."
"It is nn old knife," continues Sol. "but
an older head owned it, I reckon. Y'et the
oldest heads aro liable to get out of their
latitude and longitude. Now, you are a
seafaring man, and have you ever been to
"Mosscrcek! Well, I may. say I have
'"And more too."
"No. Only once."
"Only once. And what did you go there
"I didn't go there fori ' says Mike, with
a kind of sneer ; as if he was mad to bo so
questioned; and Sol said he looked confused,
'1 didn't go there for anything. I got drunk
stepped aboard tho vessel by accident."
"By accident? A stranger there? Then
you ilon t remember a young clerk I'atil
"Nor the woods nor tho cave?"
"I thought not. Short memory, I nip-
"You ask a great many questions," now
savs Mike. "Are you crazy V You are very
'It is you are pale," says Sol ; "and I
want you to answer me somo more ques
tions." Not another word, till you take more
brandy," says Mike. "You need it."
"Ono word for mo and two for himself.
though Sol. "His guilt made him faint,
and ho wants a glass to stiffen him up. I'm
willinc. More drink will make him less
"So ho agreed, and they drauk two or
threo times more. Ho seemed to gulp it
down like a fish," Sol said, "and I thought
I should soon get him drunk. But instead
of that I got iloored myself. I lost all con
sciousuess, and was put to bed, and next
day I was unable to find him anywhere.
Suspecting that he had got the start of me,
and had fled out of my reach for tho present,
I now thought," says Sol, "that the best
thing I could do was to go back t Moss
creek for a day, and have a talk with Paul's
M nmnU,,., .ml i, a ln,. o 1 liftr! 1 1 oa
Snlnmnn Fnxnaw did back and told
' - ' 1 o
them all that he had discovered and heard
and what do you think? They actually
laughed in his face, and said that all these
links which he had taken so much pains to
get together, amounted to nothing 1
"lliat was all they knew!" exclaimed
Daniel Wonder's indignant hearers, "But
how did Solomon Foxpaw get'hold ot the
slippery murderer at last?
"He didn't get hold of him, said Daniel
"No What tho authorities said discour
aged him, and he then resolved that he
would not pursue the tearch auy further."
"But who did get the murderer."
"Then, who found tho body of Paul
Everybody, For on the very day when
Foxpaw gavo up tho search Paul Piera came
back to Mosscreek, safo and sound,"
"What I Then lie wasn't murdered at all."
"Why, no I I told you in the first placo
that it was a report. But it seems he had
got a letter in the city, calling him in a hur-
ry, as uia uiumer was uying, a long way on.
He went home and she died, and he Inheri-
1.1 . .1 ..!, . n.
icu a ricn property, anu not caring a tig lor
tno pcopie in jiosscreex, ue never wrote to
"Not murdered after all 1" cried the dis
appointed hearers. "Where was the slngu
lanty you spoke about, then?"
"In the perseverenco of Solomon Fox
rsiiaw ! u, pshaw What did you work
us up so tor i"
"That Is what Solomon Foxpaw said to
tuosewno nad excited lilmsojbut they
said to mm, as i Bay to you, that it was so
reported anu mat no Had expected to work
a miracle, without reason-namely, to find
uw u swucuvo v mi, mo ueuu ooay oi
uiun wuo wus not ueau. And ho was
dist-atisfied as you are that the man turned
up alive. But still, as I said before, mur
uui uui, nun no uouot ii mat alike
. 1 ...111 1 ,r- .. . ....
Murdman had murdered, and Paul Piera
nad been the one he killed, Solomon Fox
paw would havo had him, some time, sure
I The True Flag,
McClcllau, Lincoln, and Stanton.
or TUB PENINSULA CAM
PAIGN. (fen. Wm. Ii. Franklin, ono of tho ablest
Generals of the Army of tho Potomac,wrltcs
to tho weekly 7Tic the following interesting
account of tho criminal interference with
General McClcllan's Peninsula campaign,
which so crippled his plans as to make their
failure sure :
On tho 8th of March I was ordered to re
pair to headquarters. Assembled thero were
the Geiicral-iii-chief, tho Chief Kngiueer of
tho Army of the Potomac, and all the divis
ion commanders, except General Hooker,
who was represented by General Naglee.
General McClellan submitted to us his plan
for tho movement of the army, nnd then left
us to ourselves. Upon tho question of ap
proval of his plan, tho voto was, I think,
nine for approval to three against it, al
though it has been reported as eight to four.
The numbers aro not material, as the main
object of tho meeting was to obtain a con
demnation of the plan by tho subordinate
generals. Immediately aftcrthis meeting wo
wero informed that the President wished to
sco us. We went to tho Whlto House, and
found thero tho President nnd Secretary of
War. They knew tho result of our meeting.
Kach ono of us was asked in turn by the
Secretary of War our opinion of the time
required to transfer tho army to the new
base. The general opinion was that a
month would bo required, and each one was
asked whether he wa3 willing to have this
sufl'ering country wait a month longer beforo
a blow was inflicted upon the enemy. Wo
wcro then asked tho question whether wo
thought the army ought to bo organized into
army corps or not. We unanimously an
swered that wo thought it ought to bo so or
ganized. The President then informed us
that ho deferred his opinion as to tho proper
method of moving tho army to ours. Ho
asked us to uso all our energies to help tho
country out of its great dangers, and ended
by saying to us, "If you aro faithful to me,
I, on my part will be faithful to you." He
then said he should form the Army of the
Potomac into four army corps, and knowing
bnt little of tho capacities of the generals
suitable lor the command ol these corps,
should assign the commands by rank. The
meeting was then dismissed.
General Johnston having evacuated his
position at Cenlrevillo on the 8th of March,
the army was immediately moved to Fairfax
Court House. Hero the assignment to corps
was made, and my division was assigned to
General McDowell's corps. Shortly after
ward, about the middleof March, we return
ed to a position in front of Alexandria to
await transportation. It was determined
that the bulk of the army should be landed
at Fortress Monroe, and move up tho Penin
sula between the York and James rivers,
and that General McDowell s corps should
land on tho north side of tho York river.
This 'arrangement required', that General
McDowell's corps should move last, and
General McClellan with his headquarters,
left Alexandria on April 1, he supposing
that nothing could occur to change his ar
On the 3d of April I was ordered to cm
bark my division. At about eleven o'clock
iu tho evening I received orders to move
part of the division on the next day, and to
call at headquarters for further instructions,
Going at onco to the War Department I
found General McDowell and General
Wadsworth there. General McDowell in
formed mo that the Secretary of War had
told him about an hour beforo that General
McClellan intended to work by strategy and
not by fighting, and that he should not have
another man from his department, that all
tho enemies of tho Administration centered
around him, and tho Secretary accused him
of political aspirations. Also that he bad
not left the number of troops to defend
Washington that the President required in
other words, that ho had disobeyed the Pre
sident's orders. General McDowell remon
strated against the step which was about to
be taken, arguing that if General McClellan
md political aspirations they would be for
warded by the very course which the Ad
ministration was taking iu this case. He
used all of the arguments which ho could
bring to bear to convinco the Secretary that
he wa3 making a mistake in ordering the de
tachment of his corps. The result was
Gen. McDowell's corps was detacjied from
tho Army of the Potomac, and was marched
to Catlett's Station on th'o'.Orange and Alex-
nnd"a ll0, where it could do no possi
se good. General McClellan's plan of
turping Yorktown, by tho movement of
McDowell's corps on the north bauk of tho
ork river was utterly destroyed. Tho Ar
my of tho Potomac was forced to stay a
whole month on the Peninsula uselessly,
and the capture of ltichmond, which in all
human probability would have been made
in tlie month of May, had General McClel
lan's plan been carried out was deferred for
tu ee years.
Thus was consummated the first great crime
of the war. A general had been sent from
Washington in command ef four army corps
on the most important command possible,
Before ho had been absent forty-eight hours,
his largest corps, commanded by his second
in command, containing more than one
fourth of his army, detailed for duty wlilch
was vital to tho success of his campaign, was
detached from his command, without con
sultation with mm and without his knowl
edge. I dD not know whether the perpetra
tors of this crime were punished for It in this
life, but the ghastly account of bloodshed In
Virginia for the next three venr Wv tl,t
I .. . -
tno innocent country was punished, in a way
that will be remembered bv wl.inu- nr.
phans for a generation,
When Daniel Webster was ill from over,
work, but refused to rest, his wife persuaded
her physician that she was sick, and that
nothing would savo her life khort of a trip
to r-urope. ine ruse succeeded. Daniel
succumbed, packed up his papers, went off
on a European tour to watch his wife's re
covery, and came home perfectly well him
I self alter the happiest episode in his life.
Them is n man In finiitl,lr,i,, c
between fifty and sixty years of age. who
a lias steadily worked lor lils father until the
as iircKPtit Hv. nevir hail ,lnllo l 1,1
I l J i ' - - m I'm
et. never went to a church. woiMl
- funeral, never was on a car. nevpr in Lr.
. . ..
i iv. never snoke to a i r ntii n, n ,n
day, and yet had his poll tax abated thl
- year on account of novertv. wbll hi. fi.il,.
I" er's estate la estimated at from J30000to
$ntc3 of gnU'crlisino.
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Mr. Beck's father was a rich merchant in
Boston, who was agent for tho French gov
ernment, and brought Into close connection
thus with tho French officers attached to tlie
squadron which for a timo was anchored tn
Boston Harbor. His house was the resort of
the foreigners, who were looked upon with
unbounded curiosity by the Boston people,
brought for tho first time Into acquaintance
with a nation uniformly traduced by the
British. It was incredible to them that per
sons who were popularly supposed to subsist
mainly on frogs should be so plump and
well-flavored j but tho original facts were
stoutly maintained and supported by tho ru
mor that they had been discovered hunting
for their favorite food in tho frog pond on.
"With this last notion In his head, Mrt
Nathaniel Tracy, who lived in a beautiful
villa at Cambridge formerly Washington's
head-quarters, nnd now Mr. Longfellow's
houso, mado a great feast for tho admiral
and his officers. -Everything was furnished
that could bo had'in the country to ornament
and give variety to tho cntertainintnt. My
father was ono of the guests, and told mo
often after that two large tureens of soup
wero placed at the ends of the table. The
admiral sat on tho right of Tracy, and M.
Do l'Etombo on the left. L'Etombo was
consul of France, resident at Boston. Tracy
filled a plato of soup, which went to tho ad
miral, and tho next was handed to the con
sul. As soon as L'Etombo put hisspoon in
to the plate, he fished np a largo frog, just as
green and perfect as if he had hopped from
the pond into tho tureen. Not knowing nt
first what it was, ho seized it by its hind
legs, and, holding it up in view of thowliolo
company, discovered that it was a full
grown frog. As soon as ho had thoroughly
inspected it, and made himself euro of the
matter, ho exclaimed, 'AJi I mon Dieul tine
grenouille I' Then turning to the gentleman
next to him, gave him the frog. He received
itaud passed it round tlio table. Thus tho
poor erapaud made the tour from hand to
hand until it reached tho admiral. The com
pany, convulsed with laughter, examined tho
soup plates as tho servants brought them,
and in each was to bo found a frog. Tho
uproar was universal. Meantime Tracy kept
his ladle going, wondering what his outland
ish gucts meant by such extravagant merri
ment. 'What's the matter?' asked he; and
raising his head, discovered tho frogs dang
ling by a leg in all directions. 'Why don't
they cat them ?' ho exclaimed. 'If they
knew tho confounded trouble' I had to catch
them, in order to treat them to a dish'of
their own country, they would find that with
me, at least, it was no joking matter.' "
Jfurper's Maija:inefor Mwj.
An Ainlieiii'e of One.
Governor Joseph C. Foster, the veteran
American manager, actor and author, somo
years ago organized a theatrical company to
play short engagements in various cities and
towns of the west. They arrived at Bucy
rus, Ohio, a small city on the Sandusky
river, where bills were issued, a hall rented,
and properties engaged. During'their stpy
a novel incident occurred. Mr. JFoster was
sitting in the hotel, (tho Sim's hotel,) rumt
niting, in all probability, upon the full
houso ho was to havo, when a stranger en
tered tho room with a bill of play for the
evening's performance in hand. "Are you
tho manager of the theatre?" asked the
stranger. "I am, sir,' riplied Foster. "You
are to play 'Richard III,,' to-night?" "Yes
sir." "Iam and always have been fond of
theatricals, but never had an opportunity of
seeing Riebard III.' " "Very well, sir, come
to-night." "Unfortunately, I leavo town
this evening by the G:-t5 train. Now how
much money would induce you to pla'y Rich
ard III. for me this afternoon ?" Foster
thinking the stranger was joking, replied that
he would do it for twenty-five dollars. The
stranger looked at tho bill again, and inquir
ed what would be the extra chargo for the
Rough Diamond." To carry out the joke,
Foster replicd'Ten dollars." To his surprise,
the stranger "pulled out his weasel," count
ed out thirty-five dollars, and handing it to
im remarked that he would llko to havo the
play commence no later than 2 o'clock,
'ostergot tho company together and related
the circumstance. The idea of nlavintr
Richard" to an audience of one was so ex
cessively ridiculous, and so new in their ex
perience, that they ono and all consented.
wo o clock came and the solitary audience
assembled. Choosing an clicible position.
and cocking tiis feet upon the back of the
seat in front of him, ho waited for the per-
lormance to begm. The bell rang, up went
the curtain, and tho play commenced. Nev
er did actors do better. They all exerted
themselves to give iheir patron an entertain
ment fully worth tho price paid for it, and
they succeeded. The stranger applauded
igorously at different points, and at the
close of the play called tho Itichard, Mr.
Joseph T. tannin, beforo the curtain, who
responded in a neat little speech. A dance
and a song followed, alter which the farce of
tho "Rough Diamond" was played. Tho
audience laughed, roared and applauded,
and left in time to catch the (1:45 train.
Tho bal mumue was first introduced in
Paris iu 1710, but was nearly put an end to
at once, owing to an incident which took
place in 1721. Six men carried a palanuin.
nnd made their way to the centre of the.
theatre, amid jokes of every nature. There
they deposited their burden and withdrew.
Becoming impatient at the unknown not
drawing aside the curtains, a charming dan
leiue in domino peeped inside to invite the
occupant to a minuet. She drew back in
horror. The crowd tore onen the screen.
and beforo them was a corpso, a wan with
a dagger iu his heart. Tho mystery was.
neycr cleared up.
One of tho JIadqia papers, tho Nellgherry
CburiVr, mentions a singular sccuo which
recently occurred In that place while the
Commissioner was holding a court session.
A gentleman entered the court with boots
creaking so fearfully that tho noise called
forth an expression of anguish from, the
Bench. The owner pf the boots consider
ately walked out of court, took them ofr,
and returned holding them In his hands.
The Commissioner, uo doubt touched by tho
kindly feeling thus exhibited, Inquired the
uairie of the gentleman, and desired him to
put his boots on again,