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Columbia County Official Directory.
I'rosldent Judge William Klwcll.
Associate Judges I. K. Krlckbaum, F, I Bhuman,
I'rothonotary, tc B. Frank Zarr.
Court stenographer f. N, Walker.
ltogistcr Itecordor Williamson U. Jacoby.
District Attoraoy lohn M. Clark.
Sheriff John V. Hoffman.
Burve vor Isaac Uewltt.
Treasurer Ur. II. W. McRcynolds.
Commissioners John Horner, 8. W. McIIenry,
Commissioners' clerk William Krlckbaum,
Auditors M, v. ii. Kline, J. U. Casey, K. B. Brown.
Coroner Charles C). Murphv.
Jury commissioners-Jacob II. Fritz, William II.
county Superintendent William n. Snyder.
Bloom Poor District Directors o. 1". Knt, Scott,
Wm Kramer, Btoomsburg and Thomas fleece,
i!cott, o. 1'. Knt, secretary.
Btoomsburg Official Directory.
Bloomsburg Banking company John A, Funslon,
Presldem, II. II. tiro's, Cashier.
Firs' Na' tonal Bank Charles R. Faxton, resident
J. 1'. Tustln, cashier.
Columbia County Mutual Saving Fund and Loan
ABsoclatlon-K. II. Utile, President, C. W, .Miller,
Bloomsburg Building andSavlng Fund Association
-Wm. Peacock, President, J. U. ltoblson, Secretary.
Bloomsburg Mutual Saving Fund Assocla'lon J.
J. Browcr, I'rosldent, C. o. Barkley, Secretary.
ltov. J. P. Tusttn, (Supply.)
Sunday Services lti a. m- and X P rn.
sundav school o, m.
Prayer Meeting Every Wednesday evening at IX
Hc-ais tree. The public are Invited to attend.
ST. MATTHEW'S I.CTIIIRAH CnDRCIt.
Minister Hev. J. McCron.
Sunday services 10 a. m. and Xp, m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
1'raver Meoilng Every Wednesday evening at Otf
Seats' free. No pows rented. All aro welcome.
Mlnlster-Iiov. Stuart MUihcll.
Sunday Services lox a. in. ancUX p. m.
Sunday School 9 ft. m.
1'raver Meoilng Every Wednesday evening at GX
Seals free. No pows rented. Strangers welcome.
UETHODIST EPISCOPAL CHCUCIt.
Prestdlng Elder Itev. N. 8. Buckingham.
Minister ltov. J. S. McMurray.
Sunday Services lojf and 6 y. m.
Sundav School ! p. m.
Bible Class Everv Monday evening at fljtf o'clock.
Voting Men's I'raicr Meoilng Every Tuesday
evening at x o'clock.
General I'rayor Meeting Every Thursday evening
Corner ot Third and Iron streets,
fastor Rev. 0. D. Curler.
Hesldence Central Hotel.
Sunday services vx a. in. and J p. in.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
ATayer Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All arc invited There is always room.
sr. Paul's cncRon.
Rector-Rev L. Zahner.
Sunday Services via a. rn., tii p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
First Sunday in the month, Holy Communion.
Services preparatory to Communion on Friday
evening before tho st Sunday in each month,
rows rented j but everybody welcome.
Presiding Elder Itev. A. L. Rccsor.
Minuter Rev. J. A. Irvlno.
Sunday Service 3 p. m., in tho Iron Street. Church.
I'ra er Meeting Every Sabbath at 9 p. m.
All aro Invited. All are welcome.
Tns church op ciihist.
Meets In "tho lltUe Brick Church on tho hill,"
known as tho Welsh Baptist Church-on kock street
cast of Iron. ,
Regular meeting for worship, every Lord's day af
ternoon at. BX o'clock.
seats free ; and tho public ore cordially Invited to
SCHOOL ORDERS, blank, just printed and
neatly bound In small books, on hand and
lor sale at the Colombian office. Feb. 19, 187a.it
J LANK DEEDS, on Parchmjnt and Linen
j Paper, common and for Admlnlsi raters, Bxecu
ra and trustees, for sale cheap at the Colombian
rAKRlAGE CERTIFICATES inst printed
nnd rnr sale at the Columbian Office. Mlnls-
turH of tho nrwnel and Justices should suDDly them-
BClves with these necessary articles.
JUSTICES and Constables' Fee-Bills for sale
at the coluubian omce. They contain the cor
rected fees as established by the lost Act of the Leg
slaturoupon the subject. Every Justice and Con
stable should have ono.
VENDUE NOTES just printed and for sale
cheap at the Columbian office,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
EM. KNORR, Dealer in Boots and Shoes.
. latest and boat Btylcs.cornerMaln and Market
streets, In tho old post office.
CLOCKS, WATCIfES, 40.
E. SAVAGE, Dealer in Clocks, Watches
and Jewelry, Main St., just below the Central
I G. BARKLEY, Attorney-at-I;,
in Brower's building, 2nd story,
Rooms 4 & 6.
UCl. IS, '19.
DR. WM.M. REBER, Surgeon and Physi
cian. Office S. E. corner Rock and Market
JR. EVANS, M. D.. Surgeon and Fhysi
. clan, (Office and Residence on Third street,
JB. McKELVY, M. D.. Surgeon and Phy
. slclan, north side Main street, below Market.
" B. ROBISON, Attorney-at-Law.
s In Hortman's building, Main street.
, Clark Wolf's store. Main street.
AVID LOWENBERG, Merchant Tailor
Main St., above Central Hotel.
IS. KUIIN, dealer In Meat, Tallow, etc.,
. Centre street, between Second and Third.
HEN YOU WANT A FIRST-CLASS
SUAVE or anything In tho TO.NSORIALLINE
JAMES BKILLItS BARBER SHOP,
THE BEST IN TOWN,
Under Exchange Hotel, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Oct. 13, "75
M. H. ABBOTT, Attoraev-at-Law. Main
M. L. EYERLY,
Collections promptly made and remitted. Office
opposite laiawisA Aiepwub Ainnn. .ui-m
wanted? SCO to $200 Per Month
A New, Clear and Concise
Commencing;, .v-Mi .tan earliest' periods, closing
March. 1617. i vwumes ot ma World's irreaL Grand
History In cm ancient. Mipple' Aoej, and Mop-
khn. lnciuam; cutory oi centennial Kzmoiuon,
lna'ugtfratWn of l'resldt'pt Hayes and Turkish dtffi--cultles.,
U lull of thll'Jlil? interofitf and universal
seed. Seils (fetor than any other. Beautiful IUub
tratlons, to rrlcaii, quick calca. eitmtenna.clrcu-
Ihiat F-i tlndnaau, u.i Chicago, 11L; St. Louis,
Me, Juno HI. UrlSW
& Wyeth's Ads
and rokfuvcij' 'CUrc.'I(li((uma
ik and Lumbaro. EyMoid hv
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nllcltor of American andFore'gn
(ion, D. C. All business connected
(ether before tho Patent Office or
attended to. Nocharremads
LVflWW'Ha-j&ti Jscurcd. Bend for a circular.
I-TG AGES for salt cheap at the
JR. Jt C. RUTTER,
rnrsiciAN t surgeon,
Otflce, North Market street,
OPEicB-Iloom No. 1, "Columbian" Building.
ATTOBNE Y-A T-L A W,
omco, nartman'a Block, corner Main and Market
'rects oct. 8, 15
A 11 OHM K V-AT-LA W
Offlcoln Brower's building, second noor.room No.
Bloomsburg, Ta. July1,78
N.C.FUNE. I. E. WALLER.
FUNK & WALLER,
Attorney s-af Lnw,
Offlco In Colcmbian BciLniNO. Jan. 19, '7I-ly
Q B.& W.J. BUCKALEW,
Offlco on Main Street, first door below Court House
F. & J. M. CLARK,
Office In Ent's Building.
Jfl P. BILLMEYER,
AiiUlLiliX Al iAV.
Oppice Adjoining C. R. W. J. Buckalew.
E. n. LITTLE.
ItOB'T. R. LITTLE.
II. & R. R. LITTLE,
Al lOKlMl B-A I 'liA ,
WBuslness before tho U. R. Patent Office attended
to. Office In the Columbian Building. 38
JJROCKWAY & ELWELL,
A T TO 14 JN H Y B-A T-L A W,
Coicmbian BnLniNO, Bloomsburg, r.i.
CMembcrs of tho United States Law Association.
ouections made in any part ot America or Europe.
Feb 18, '76.
Office In Hartman's Block,
second floor, corner
Main and Market Streets,
THOWN'S HOTEL. Bloomsburg. Pa., B.
I ) stohner. Proprietor. Accommodations first-
class, ti.wtoll.soperday. Restaurant attached.
October 8, 70-ti
p M. DRINKER, GUN and.LOCKSMITH.
dewing Machines and Machinery ot all kinds re
paired. OrERA Hocse Building, Bloomsburg, Fa.
Utl 1, to
T J. THORNTOW
IjJ. would announce to tho citizens ot Blooms
burg and vicinity that he has just recelrea&ruii and
complete assortment ui
WALL PAPER, WINDOW SHADES,
FIXTURES, CORDS, TASSELS,
and all other goods In his line or business. All the
newest and most aoDroved patterns of the day are
alwavs to be round In his establishment. Main Btreet,
oeiow aiaraei. wwmd
7"ILLIAM Y. K ESTER,
ivlJilxCJrlAlN JL 'rAllOiK
Corner of Main and West streets, three doors below
j. a. jcyer Biore, uioomsuurg, J a.
All orders Dromntly attended to and satisfaction
April xi, ti-u
REAS BROWN'S INSURANCE AG EN
CY, Exchange Hotel, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Etna. Ins Co.. of Hartford. Connecticut... s.tw.ooo
Liverpool. London and Olobe 20,uro,ooo
Royal of Liverpool 13 eoo.ooo
Lancanshlre ro.ooe, oo
latlon, Phuadelphla s.ioc.ooo
Farmers Mutual ot Danville i.ooo.ooo
Danville Mutual 7s,ooi
Home, New York. 6,sf,ooo
Commercial Union 17,000,000
J. H. MAIZE'S
contains the largest stock of
Qneensware, Glassware, Wmw,
Canned Fruits, Dried Fruit,
to be found in Columbia county.
A Complete Abgortuiciit
always on hand. Call and examine,
Jan 1, 1ST7.
"yAINWRIGB.T 4 CO.,
N, E. Corner Seosnd and Arch Btreojs,
TEAS, SYRUPS, COFFEE, SUGAK, MOLASSES
elce, ancES, eicam soda, to., Jtc
W-orders wUI receive prompt attention.
FEE REDUCFJ) ENTIRE COST 155,
Patent offlco foe tsa In advance, balance 130 within 1
months after ratent iUlowed. Advice and examina
tion tree, patents soil.
J. VANCE LEWIS t CO.,
May , t7-lm 1 w co Washington, p. C.
Al'O, U EACB. JNO. E, rCTMEK.
CUA8. 1, EDWARDS,
K1111I1, riHiltr ckEdtvardH,
(Successors toBcnudlct Dorteyi Sons, ni Market
Importers and dealers In
CHINA, GLATS AND QUEENSWARE,
tst Marktt Street, Philadelphia.
Constantly on hand Original and Assorted Packages
LETT Kit HEADS,
omm o., AC-
Neatly wtw -ajipiyVluttd ftke Colum
Valuable Eeal Estate !
Tho subscriber will olftr for sale at his rcsldenco In
Mifflin township on
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1877
at l o'clock p. m., tho following real cstato to-wlt :
All that pieco or parcel of ground situate In Mif
flin township, bounded and described as follows t Bo
ginning at a stono corner ot land ot Christian I.utz,
thenco along line or said land north Is 7-8 degrees
cost 117 perches to stone.thenco by land ot Peter Het
lor north 13 6-s degrees west St 6-10 perches to a stone
thenco by land of same south 77 degrcos west 06 and
8-10 perches to a stone, thenco north 17 degrees wesi
4-io porches to a stone, thenco north 87 degrees
west M 8-10 perches to a stone, thence by land of
Samuel Schmoycr v degrees east 64 s-lo perches
u a stone, uio piaco of beginning, containing s
ACHES and S4 perches Bttlct measure, on which Is
erected a New Plank House. There two aro good
springs ot water on the premises.
Also, ono other tract tnsamo township bounded
and described as follows : Beginning at a stone cor
ner of land ot John Wolf thenco north to s-8 degrees
east 14 4-10 perches to a chestnut oak, thenco north
ra degrees cast 87 8-10 degrees to a stone, thence by
land ot Philip llotler and Stephen Hetler south uy,
degrees cost 174 perches to a stone, thenco by land
of Ocorge Swank, south 78 degrees west !i a-10 perch
es tola stone, thence north lax degrees west)
perches to a stone, thence south 7 degrees west
20 perches to a stono, thenco by land of John Mow
rer north ttx degrees west 41 perches to a atone,
thenco south 70 degrees west 30 7-10 perches to a
stone, thenco by land ot rcter Hetler north ISde
grecs west 114 8-10 perches to a stone, the place of be
ginning, containing 65 ACHES and 100 perches strict
measure, on which are erected a Frame House, bank
barn and out-buUdlngs. Thero Is a good well ot
water at the door. Possession given in the Fall or
next Spring as may be agreed upon.
terms op sale. Ten per cent, of tho amount to
be paid at tho striking down of the property! one
half less tho ten per cent, when possession Is given,
and the balanco In ono year from Apr'l 1, 1878.
July 13, 17-6W
"1 herobv notify all nersons thatthn foltowlnc-ttst
ot property sold by the Sheriff of Columbia countv.
June 30, U77, as the property ot Dennis B. WelUvcr
una uerii ijurtuuseu vy uie, anu is leu on ine prem
ises in tho care ot my daughter Annie wife ot tho
said Dennis B. Wolllver. the property Btlll being
luiuu ; a tTuuu uuu uu3, nuuuie i gruia t:raaius,
grind stone, hav rake, sow and nttrs. row. 3 shnats.
sleigh, ladder, sled, 3 cultivators, fi plows, drag har-
1 uw, uiu n ukuu. viovirr uuiier, laaning mill, I tks and
rakes, cutting box,! sets work harness. slnrle har
ness, 2 sets lly nets, mare and colt, sorrel mare, ptal
llon colt, red cow, spotted cow, brlndle heifer,
2-3 of 15 acres ot wheat In ground. 2-3 of 4 acres of
ryo In the ground, 2-3 of 16 acres of oats in ground,
1 acre of DOtatoes In the crround 2-a of 15 acrpi of
wmui gruuuu, one cook Btove, oeas ana oeuaing,
July 10, 1877-Sw
There win be exposed to public sale, pursuant to
an order ot tho United states District court by the
undersigned Assignees ot Kencmlah lteoce, Bank
rupt, on the premises at Buckhorn on
SATURDAY, AUBUST 4, 1S77,
at 1 o'clock p. m., tho following valuable real estate,
to-wlt : All that messuage, tenement and tract ot
land situate in Hemlock township, Columbia county
Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows :
Beginning at a plno knot corner of P. Appleman'a
lands thenco by same north sx degrees west ss 7-10
perches to a post, thenco by lands ot the heirs ot
vanlah Recce north 67 0-8 degrees west 211 4-10
perches to a post, thenco by town lots of John Nc-
velus, John KlsUcr, Chas. Neyhard, John Merkle, II
Shoemaker and o. Weaver south 17 degrees, east 43
6-10 perches to a point on tho cast side of Main
ttreet In tho village of Buck norn thence along
west side of said street south 34 degrees east 264
perches to a post, thence by land of II. Appleman
outn 87 s-8 degrees oast 193 no perches to tho place
or beginning containing
and eighty perches, strict measure, and also a
Piece of Land
adjoining the abovo descrtbud tract, and described as
follows : Beginning at;a corner of same thence by
Bamo south 80 64 degrees east 131 1-10 perches to a
stone In road, thence by lands ot S. E. Evans north
8M degrees west 21 4M0O perches to a stono In road.
thence north 87 5-8 degrees west 131 s-io perches to
a stono in lino of lands of John KlsUer, thence by
lands of I. O. Russell south 7,v degrees cast 21 43-100
perches to a stone.the place ot beginning, containing
SEVENTEEN' ACRES E10I1TY-8EVE.N PEKCIIEd
strict measure. Both of said tracts, containing
ONE HUNDRED ACRES
and T perches, being occupeld as one farm and to bo
sold as such, whereon are erected a
Brick Dwelling House,
large BANK BARN, and sheds and out-bulldlngs
an EXCELLENT ORCHARD, c, all Ingoodcondl
Ono of the Best Farms in tho County.
Also, at the same time and place on undivided one-
fourth of a tract ot land In Greenwood township,
Columbia county, Pennsylvania, adjoining lands of
John Staley and others, said to contain about eighty
TERMS : One quarter of purchase money cash on
day ot sale, one quarter In six, one quarter in twelve
and one quarter In eighteen months thereafter. Said
amounts unpaid to bear interest from tho date of
sale at tho rate ot seven per cent, per annum, and
to ho sccured.by proper mortgage or Hen upon the
CIIAHLES O. BARKLEY,
July 13, 17-ts Assignees.
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4 0.- J.
Chrouos. In French oil color, evei
and one-halt dozen
t beautiful new
ever seen for 11.00.
1 hey are mount a in a 1 10 black enamel and gold
mats, uvtu upcuuiK uuu uuuicii luijiuuig uuw Dciore
the nubllo. Two Humnlea for as cents, or Hlv NiimnlpM
Two BumDlea for as cents, or six samDlea
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aloguewlth Chromoot Moonlight on the Rhine, or
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WJun,,JT June remEMa 000 jwJtCi
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 3.
SOUTIIEY'S "MARCH TO MOSCOW."
TO IE BRAD 1K COITNBCTIOM WITH Till EASTERN WAS
There was Forraaiow and Jcmalow,
And all the others that end In ow ;
MUarodovltch and Jaladovltch.
And all tho others that end In itch ;
And all the others that end In eff ;
And all the others that end In off ;
Rajcffsky and NovereSsky.
And all the others that end In effsky ;
oscharoSaky and Boston sky,
And all the others that end In oSsky ;
And Plat iff he play'd them on,
And Shouvaloft he shovel'd them otT,
And Markoff he marked them off,
And Krossnorf ho cross'd them off,
And Touchkoff he touched them off,
And Boroskoff he bored them off,
And Kutousoff he cut them off,
And Parankoff ho pared them off,
And Worrouzoff he worried them off,
And Dootoroff he doctored them off,
And Rodlonoff he Dogged them off.
Hans and Frtu were two Deutchers who lived sldo
Ilemoto from tho world, its deceit and Its pride :
with their pretzels and beer the spare moments
And the fruits of their labor were peace and con
nans purchased a horse of a neighbor one day,
And lacking a part of the gold-as they say-
Made a call upon Fritz to solicit a loan,
To help htm pay for his beautiful roan.
Frits kindly consented tho money to lend,
And gave tho required amount to his friend ;
Remarking his own simple language to quote."
"Perhaps It vas bedder ve make us a note."
The note was drawn up In their primitive way
"I, Hans, gets from Fritz fcefty tollars to-day"
When the question arose, the note being made,
"Vich von holds dat paper until It vas bald 7"
"You geeps dot," says Prltz, "und den you vlll
You owes me dot money." Says Hans : ' Dot lsh
Dot makes mo remembers I hat got to bay.
Und I prlng3 you der noto und der mone some
A montb had ezptred when Hans, as agreed
Paid back tho amount, and from the debt he was
Says Fritz, "Now dot settles us." Hans replies,
Now who dakes dotbaper accordlngs by law 7"
"i geeps dot, now, ain't It 7" says Fritz, "den you
I always remembers you bald dot to me."
Says Hans, "Dot lsh so, It voa now shust so blaln
Dot I knows vot to do ven I porraws again."
TUE LION TAMER.
"That lioness will be the death of you yet
"Pshaw I" and Joe Amberly, "the Lion
Tamer" of a large traveling circus, laughed
at the predictions of his assistant.
"You may laugh as much as you please j
but some day you will find I am right, and
that to your sorrow, though then it will be
"I have performed with all the ani
mals for some years, and never had any
"You forgot the one at Longtown."
"That didn't amount to much. I soon
brought them to subjection,"
"But the trouble commenced with this
"Yes, though it wouldn't have been so
bad if those cats of hunting leopards had
not setup a yell, and drawn the black tiger
into the affray."
"She has a devil of a temper when it is up
is the most treacherous beast I ever fed or
had anything to do with. I have been watch
ing her close for a couple of days," con
tinued the assistant, "and know she is mighty
cross-grained. So, depend upon it, you are
going to have trouble."
I don't see why more than at any other
There are times and you know it, if
you will only reflect and this is one of them.
If I was in your place, I wouldn't try to
show off to-day with any extras, but just
give a common performance, and get out of
the cage as quick as I could."
"lou know what we advertised, and what
a crowd baa gathered."
"les" with a laugh; "and I know we
never have or do one half there is in the
bills. Paper is cheap, Joe,but human life is
precious. Think how poorly off you would
leave your wife and child if any thing should
happen to you, and what would become of
your wifo if anything should happen the
"Do not mention it?"
The man who had bandied and tamed and
toyed with the savage besets as if they bad
been harmless kittens, groaned aloud at the
thought. A man of the most ardent, even
passionate nature, he bowed down in wor
ship to his wife and little girl. And that
day it bad been advertised that be would
take his child and a pail of blood Into the
cage with him.
It was a veiy daring, foolhardy project at
the best ; but how much more so when the
beasts were doubly savage and out of tem
perwhen the slightest thing night arouse
them to all their their pristine fury, and
the fierce blood of the wilderness aaert its
elf in ali Ita tempestuous wrath.
But the husbandly and fatherly emotion
was soon conquered, Tho habit of yean and
bis natural strength gave him self-reliance ;
and It would take more than idle words to
turn him from his purpose, no matter how
dangerous it might appear to others. To
this must be added the esprit de corps that
would make him take the most desperate
chances before having even the shadow of
cowardice attached to his name.
Still he could not help thinking more
deeply, perhaps, than ever before. Was
there In reality any danger? He could not
convince himself of it, argue the matter as
The old lion in the cage, though a raou
ster In slie, was Inoffensive, tame and obedi
ent. In the language of the keepers, he was
"good for nothing but to make a show and
it back ln'the corner, grind his teeth, and
growl." Besides, he was bit friend, and up
on more than one occasion had acted th
part of a peacemaker. The leopards;
pair of spotted cheetahs were scarcely to be
taken into consideration. The black tiger,
the most rare and strikingly beautiful animal
in any collcction,was ordinarily quict.though
when fully aroused not to be trifled with.
But tho lioness was the especial ono to be
dreaded and watched. She was a beast of
uncommon power, with massive arms, long
curving claws, tail litho and nervous as a
serpent, teeth sharp as needles, flexile,
treacherous, smooth, tawny skIn,yeUow eyes
that over flashed fiercely. Never, even in
her best moods, had she been submissive,
and her mildest piny was rough in the ex
treme The Lion Umcr turned from his compan
ion to go and dress for his attractive but
dangerous performance ; but before doing so
ho visited tho double cage, and mado a criti
cal examination of the beasts, who any in
stant might bo to him ns fato. There was
nothing to especially awaken fear ; and, half
vexed with himself for having been needless
ly disturbed, ho passed from tho great canvas
into a smaller compartment, and found his
wife and child waiting for him the one n
young and beautiful woman, and the other
a very fairy of n child, whose hair bung
down upon her back, as the finest and bright
est of spun silk.
"I am sorry, Joe," said the wife and moth
er, as her husband entered, "that you have
consented to so foolish a performance as the
one advertised for to-day."
"Why, May ?" and ho looked most earn
estly at her.
Because tho ordinary performance is
"Then you think this mere so?"
"I don't know that it is," she replied,
having the most perfect confidence in her
husband's ability ; "but somehow I don't
altogether fancy having Inez taken into tho
"You know my reason for consenting,
and that it would never have been given
had your assent not first been obtained."
"Certainly ; and it was very good of you,
"That it was promised on account of my
salary being raised."
"And that It was to secure tho rise of
salary, so as tho sooner to accumulate en
ough to buy a littlo home against the rainy
days that may come."
"Yes, my dear Joe ; but" with a smile
"had not pride something to do with it?
That's tho curse of tho profession. Each
one is always trying to out-do the other
running risks on that account they would
not otherwise attempt."
"Well, May, I only gave my promise to
do the act onco, but even now will give it
up if you say the word. I had rather dis
appoint all tho managers and be called cow
ard by all the rabble in the world, than
cause your heart to beat with fearor'to bring
tears into your eyes,"
"No, no, Joe. Don't think I havo lost
confidence and pride in you. No, don't
think of giving it up, I suppose I am fool-
lishly nervous. But you will be careful, and
not run any unnecessary risks ?"
"My own heart would havo to be torn out
before anything should happen to our dar
ling;" and he stooped, raised tho child,
tossed her up, caught,kis?ed her, and hugged
her to his bosom,
"But yourself, Joe?"
"Oh I I'll look out for number one."
The conversation did not tend to case his
mind, and before dressing he went out and
held another conversation with his particular
attendant, and took another look into the
The animals were more quiet than when
he had seen them previously, tho lioness
especially appeared in a playful meod, and
with something of the load lifted from his
heart he returned, with but little time re
maining before he would be called upon to
prove his right to the proud title of Lion
And every inch he looked one as he step
ped in view of tho densely crowded assem.
bly. Gorgeous in his new costume, and
with a l"ok of calmness and determination
upon his face looked, with his tall and sin
ewy form, fit to grapple with and overcome
the fiercest' beasts that ever prowled amid
tho juDgles of Asia and Africa, and made
night terrible with their roaring.
A burst of applause a perfect tempest
of huzzas and clapping hands greeted him
as he swung his little girl dressed in silver
tissue, and with the gossamer wings and ti
ara of sparkling jewels around her golden
curla.tbat represent the traditional falry,upon
his Bhoulder. While looking at hla stalwart
proportions, the men thought what a dan
gerous antagonist he would be, and the
young mothers shuddered at so beautiful a
child being taken into a den of savage ani
With a graceful bow and tho dignity of a
Roman conqueror, the Lion Tamer strode
through the circle, disappeared behind the
cage, and with such rapidity as to astonish
the audience, stood within the compartment
where the huge lion was lying and the agile
leopards leaping about, and had placed his
child between the claws of the greater brute
and she was playfully toying with its shag
tor a time lie mauo wi leuparua itrup
about him as kittens, jump from cor
ner to corner, rest upon his broad shoul
ders, bound lightly over his extended
whip. Then he gave his attention to the
monster lion, opened his Immense jaws,
placed his arm and thrust his head between
them, raised his fairy-like child upon its
back and made it march around with her.
Then he prepared to throw tho two cages in
Let Inez come out,now,"whlspered tho at-
tendant, uneasily. "You have dono enough
already to keep your promise, and the audi
enco won't know tho difference."
"No, I will go through. Mind what :
told you, and have things ready in case
there should be trouble, though I don't fan
cy any," Then he continued aloud, and so
as to be plainly heard by every one, "Hand
me tho pail of blood."
A cold shiver, a supernatural awe ap
peared to pass through the frame of all as
the vessel dripping with crimson drops, was
given to him, and more than one asked
themselves If the man was mad to thus not
risk bis own life, but that of his beautiful
child. And when be loosened and thrust
aside the partition, andthefhrcelionesa and
sleek tiger came bounding in, their breath
was absolutely suspended, and their hearts
momentarily coaBed to beat.
The tiger obeyed, and the foot of the Lion
Tamer was upon bl neck,
And the leopards wero purring like great
cats upon Ills shoulders, while the lioness
Uy croucbfcd with her tawny paws thrutt
through the bars, and growling severely.
"For mercyXsake let her alone," whisper
ed his attendant, "and mind not kick over
that pail. If the blood should be spilled,
It would be over with you both. All the
men In the world couldn't save you."
"Stand ready, but keep still. Tho brute
His child was sitting on the back of the
powerful Hon, and smiling in that den of la a double building, the InBide structure be
horrors. Her confidence in her father log the ancient Middle Dutch Church, erect
was sublime was as perfect as her love. She ed In 1729. Tho outer build was construct
never dreamt of fear when he was near to ed around the church by the Post-office
protect, and while the lookers on shuddered, Department, in 1845, when the property was
she innocently deemed it a pleasant pastime. purchasedby tho government In making al-
Tho leopard leaped to either side and
The Hones3 grumblingly arose, crawled
suddenly to his feet, rose and laid her great
claws upon his shoulders, making him
Bwerre with her weight, and raising her terrl-
ble head upon a level with his own. Slow
ly and slowly they turned round as If waltz
ing, the low muttetings of the beast becom
ing more plainly audible every moment, and
her yellow feline eyes snapping with hidden
With an amazing exhibition of strength,
ho wrestled with, tripped and threw her
from him, and the canvass tent rang again.
But instantly Bbe was upon her feet, lashing
her sides with her prehensible tail, drawing
back her lips so as to show her teeth, and ut
tering the deepest and fiercest of growls.
For the love of mercy, hand out your
child, Joe," said his attendant.
"Wait a moment. I shall be done very
The crowning feat was yet to come. It
was one upon which be had bestowed much
time and upon which he prided himself
was a taoleau of wild beasts, with manhood
and childish beauty for the central attac-
He stepped up to tho corner, led the mon
ater lion forth into the centre of the cage,
made blm lie down, placed the little girl
upon him, and stood astride. Then a shrill
whistle brought the cheetah leopards bound
ing upon his shoulders mid stand up with
paw crossed above his head, and the black
tiger erect upon his left, and throttled with
his hand. But the lioness failed to do his
bidding and take her place upon his right
She lay in the act of springing and at but a
There was no movement, and the whip
was raised and fell heavily upon her head,
That was all that was needed to awaken her
latent ire, and with a roar like that given
in her native forest, she sprang with almost
resistless force towards him. A sharp, sting-
ing blow on tho bridge of the nose for a mo-
ment cowed her, and she might have been I
conquered, had she not partially fell upon
and upset the pail and deluged the floor of
the cage in blood 1
Then all became the wildest commotion
tho most terrible and savage sounds. Ev-
ery beast sprung down, lapped the blood,
and then turned upon him. Even the vet-
eran lion appeared to forget the long years I
of training, and something of his young for-
eat life blazed forth.
Amberly comprehended all in an instant,
and the father triumphed over the actor. He
snatched up the now terrified and screnming
child, sprang with her to the door, thrust
her into the bands of the watchful attend-
ant, and would have followed had not the li-
oness grappled and drawn him back, rending
his shoulders with her sharp claws, and caus
ing the blood to stream over his rich dress.
Ho was fighting against most desperate
odds, knew it, backed into a corner, and
called for his irons. One, ted-hot at the end
was handed to him, but at the first stroke
the lioness sent It whirling, and her sharp
teeth almost met for a moment his thigh.
"Hand me something sharp with which I
can brain the brute 1
Everything upon which hands could be
laid was thrust to blm, but he failed to reach
them, and the danger was becoming more
and more imminent. The blood had been
lapped up clean all were mad with desire
the tiger and the leopard crouching upon
him. Then the majesty of command assert-
The old lion came forward at the words
and seemed to comprehend that something
was wrong, thrust himself between bis mas
ter and his raging mate, and when she turn
ed upon blm, sent her rolling with a blow of
his great paw,
The Lion Tamer might have escaped ; but
bleeding, wounded as he was, he would not
retreat, and turned his attention to separa
ting the now tangled mass of fighting ani
mals. Picking up ooe leopard after another
be drew them into a farther corner of the
cage, draggiug the tiger, with the lioness
clinging to it and tearing in glossy hide,
thither, tore open its paws by main strength
hurled it hack and shut the partition, turn-
eu. reeica to tne uoor. leu unon it and was
dragged through to satety, even with the li -
oness rattling behind him a. it was closing.
A few steps taken, and the Lion Tamer
fell fainting by the sido of his already iusen
sible wife, who lay with her affrighted child
hugged closely to her saarcely beating
Then the silence that had been as death
was broken by the most tumultuous shouts,
and breath was drawn acaln, and half-faint
ing women and fear-palsied men felt as If
a mountain had been lifted from their
Lam. torn and weal-. tl,nrJionTmrpn.
teredthe cagotbe nextday before the most
unnrecedented crowd. It havlnir linon o,1. pr.
r' : v
Used that he would do so In his bloody
, . . .
ciotnes, out never again coum ne ue tempt
ed to take child or pail of blood behind the
A story is told of two New England ilea
cons, between whom a bitter feud had long
existed concerning some contested point,
IS either would yield, and the matter threat
.ivi.uci nuuiu jiciu, uuu tue mailer lureat
ened to be handed down to the next genera
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1 rotner bodes, it s a shame that this qua,
aaiice in me matter, anu nave come to the
conclusion that you must give In-for I can
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conmuon 01 inactivity lie at once begins Ue
bating the question whether it was created
to point a moral or adorn a tale.
gets the first news of the decision.
TIIK COLUMBIAN, VOL. XI, NO. SO
COLUMBIA DEMOGKAT, VOL. XLU, NO. 19
Watching Poitofflce Clerks.
Tho workmen engaged In converting tho
Old Tost-office building, at Liberty and
Nassau street, New York, into stores and
offices for business purposes, have made
some Interesting discoveries In the rambllig
old structute. The old "story-and-a-half"
terations, on Friday, the workmen discover-
ed that what was apparently the ceiling of
the addition to the old building was In re-
nllty a doublo floor. The rooms above wre
used by the Postmaster and his assistant
When tho workmen bad removed the
flooring, It was seen that tho concealed Bpace
was from 4 to 4 feet deep, affording amplo
room for men to move about. Passages led
entirely around the building. At very short
intervals wero found small circular holes in
which were Inverted lenses. Through these
a view of the room beneath was obtained.
Back of and above these lenses wero reflec
tors which brought before the eye of the ob
server the utmost recesses of the Post-Office.
It was evident that these three passages and
their curiously arranged miniature windows,
were used by detectives during the thirty
years of the occupation of the rambling old
building a Post-office. Through these peep
holes the work of the clerks was closely
watched. This theory was confirmed upon
On the west side of tho building a small
attic room was found, in one corner of
which was a trap-door leading to the pas
sage just described. This room was used by
the detectives when not on watch, and was
unknown to most of the employees of the
Post-office. Connected with this room was
a Bet of speaking tubes. The tiny windows
already referred to were most numerous eter
the Money-order and Registered-letter De
partments, which a force of detectives kept
constantly under inspection during business
hours. The peep-holes, however, took in
all tho rooms, and the various clerks as well
as the thousands of people constantly going
and coming were unconsciously under scru
tiny. If a detective saw any stealing or im
proper action committed either by a clerk
or by a person not employed in the office.tbe
speaking tube at his sideconveyed a warning
at once to the attic room, and the guilty
Derson waametat the door, or tanned on
the shoulder in the interior of the office by
another detective. The closest watch was
kept upon the employees of the post-office,
and. under system of this espionage, the
number of successful robberies was very
small. The apertures through which the de-1
teative overlooked the rooms were in most
cases bo small as hardly to be visible from
the anartments below. Some of them, bow-1
ever, looked boldly down from the casement
but as the clanks In which thev were seen
were obtained from very old timber, the holes
wonld readilv be mistaken for knot-holes.
The secret of this mvsterious method of sur-
veiliance was handed down from one post-1
master to another, and the oldest and most
trusted officers of the place had no knowledge
of the constant watch over them. The dis-
covery of the double floor explains to old
Post-office clerks many cases of detection,
arrest and conviction of their fellow asaoci -
ates, which up to the present time, had been
sealed mysteries to them.
The Little Schoolma'am, a few days ago,
was showing the children how to press
flowers ; and sho passed around two speci
mens, in porfect condition, which were
pressed last summer in her fashion. Per
haps your Jack may as well give you a hint
Her plan U to take a sheet of thin cotton-
batting and lay tho flowers carefully on it,
covering them with another sheet, and then
putting the whole under slight pressure,
Sometimes, when the flowers nre thick, and
contain a good deal of moisture, she put
them in fresh cotton tbo next day, and after
that does not disturb them. But in press
ing nearly all the small flowers, the cotton
need not be changed at all, and not even
opened until the flowers aro preserved.
I noticed that the Little Scboolma'am's
pressed flowers had a soft, bright look. She
groups the long-stemmed ones prettily in
vases, or lays them between sheets of thin
glast, and hangs them In ber windows in the
winter, she.says. They haven't nt all the
poor, pinched, faded, flattened look of flowers
prepared in other ways.
The Little Schoolma'am
presses gret n
leaves and ribbon-grass in the same way, ter dares to assert that Christ suffered gen
keeping their color perfectly; and she told I uiDe hell torments, down nNlil. Wu.i
the children that when they wanted to pile
01 wese uoumo cotton lavers to
1 ,1 ,. ,
1 gether.it was better to lay a sheet of blotting
paper in between the flowers find the cotton:
but it is of the thinnest kind. St. A'icJiolat
An Excellent Bacowcteb. A French
editor has Invented a new kind of barome
..w. n id ucuBim 111 KiUKtrureiUI. TTiliCU
ub uuy every year ai a ccruun lair. Uu re-
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w.u.oB - pi. acquisition to tne
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'he temperature on gingerbread ; the least
dampness softens it Dry weather on the
conlrafyidfie9 "P and hardens It, All
jhat this geutlemnn has to do every morn-
IdS to ask hla servant what tho ceneral
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I his thumb nn llm n.,,l 1.1.
his thumb on the figure and answer either,
The general Is soft to-day ; you will please
take your umbrella;" or. "The military
a Urm ; you can nut oh vour nra
j you can put on your new
A man noted for his close-fisted pronen.
8iiies,'was showing an old coin to a neigh-
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woman il you
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Transient or Local notices, twenty cent alls,
regular advertisements halt rates.
Cards In the "Business Directory" colnmn,
dollar per year tor each line.
Eighteen Yean rvlihont Sleep.
Ths man who does not sleep, Saunderi,
now resides near rarxersnurg, Virginia.
Some time in 1861 or 1862 be enlisted la
the Fourth West Virginia Volunteer! and
for several years had not slept. But It be
coming known In camp that be made sack
pretentions, Itarousod the curiosity of many
of the men and officers, and they set a watch
upon him. The colonel and many others lost
n great many nlghta' sleep in endeavoring
to entrap Saunders, but during the whole
timo that he remained a member1 of taa
Fourth he was never caught asleep. Ha
stood guard night after night, and week
after week, paid by sleepy-beaded sol
diers to take their turns, but never waa
caught napping. He hauled coal several
weeks In succession, only stopping long
enough to cat and change horses, and plowed
in the fields with five or cix stalwart men
until he wore them out completely, but nev
er seemed to tire.
During the year 1863 he went to Philadel
phia and was examined by the leading phys
icians of tho country. They sat up with hint
in relays of five, night and day, and kept up
an almost constant stream of conversation
with him, and at the terminatUn of twenty
nine days discharged him with a certificate,
but could give no explanation of this freak
of nature. Many stories of the untiring en
ergy and activity of this man are told, and
ail agreo who know him that this antlpode
of Rip Van Winklo Is the most sleepless
man they ever met.
Mr. Saunders Is now about fifty-six yean
of age, and says that ho has not known what
sleep is for eighteen years. He himself can
not account for it, and he says the change
in his physical organization occurred within
three days, and that he was never sick in his
life, and took medicino but once, and that
was when ho hod a catarrh, about thraa
years ago. Ho is a hate, hearty man, and
bids fair to live many years yet. He is con-
cientiously opposed to making a display of
himself, or no doubt long ago ho would harp
been before the public as pne of the curiosi
ties of the world.
How as Indian was Fooled.
The other forenoon a Canadian Indian
lugged u back load of baskets around until
tired out, and then he sat down on Randolph
9treet. back to lha walIi an went to sleep.
legs stuck out straight before him, and
I the sun beamed into bis face, and he paid
I no heed to the tread of feet around him.
I mere was a gang 01 laiers at tne corner,
nd they naturally wondered how they could
I have some fun with the red men. Hunting
I "P 'en or fifteen cobble-stones, thf dlstri-
I buted them into the baskets until one horn
dred and fifty pounds had been added to the
I sleeper's load. That was fun ns far' as it
I went, but was not enough. A saloon keep-
er was out washing his windows with.a hose
al)d "'e boya managed that he had to leave
1 "la work. Then one of them picked up the
P'pe turned the full stream on Lo'si head,
I ad the effect was all that could have been
I a'ked for. Tho red men must have imagin-
ed that the Ealls of St. Anthony had been
I turned loose to run down his back, Utter-
I 'nB a "'Id shriek, ho sprang up, fell down,
I ad then rolled sideways off the curbv The
I extra weight of the stones broke the back
I strap with which the load was tied, and off
1 came tho baskets. The boys bad disappear-
ed, tbo water was shut off, and just what
struck him tho Indian could not find out.
Ho shook the water off his hair, flirted it
off his old wool hat, and by-and-by picked
up bis load. The weight astonished him,
and when he discovered ;i rock in each bask
et his amazement was intense. His jaw
leu, a cheap. look crossed his face, and as
he heaved out the Btones ho murmured :
"Injun brought 'em stones six miles and
didn't know it 1 Injun good deal drunk or
else big lool 1"
Trials for Hersey.
We look back, in theso days, 'upon the
blunders of our fathers with pity ; but M
we turn the pages of colonial history, we
hnd a touch of manliness about the old trials
for heresy which our degenerate heresy-hunters
do not seem to posies. When Mr.
Pynchon of tho Massachusetts Colony wrote
book in which ho attempted to prove that
"Christ suffered not for us those unutterable
torments of Ood's wrath, commonly called
hell torments," the authorities deposed him
from the magistracy and publicly burned
his book in Boston Market : and then they
had the decency to appoint Mr. Norton of
Ipswich, under very handsome pay, consid
ering the times, "to write an answer to the
book," Mr. Pynchon's heresy has become
I mruWn nrtl,n1nT .n.l If :!.
The whole matter is pitiful, because It is so
- 1 aimu, ir .ui i..t
1 .'"'. uw,. uuw mis rase 100c. ior an-
1 ntl,er instance? Robert Breok less than
hundred and fifty years ago, said: 'What
will become of the heathen who never heard
of the gospel, I do not pretend to sav . but
I Cannot but indnlr-h Imna tW rinA I,.
I his boundless r,.n.w,l.n, m f.-a J..
- 1 way wherebv those heathen who art n (n
n"w '"v Mticu. x uab
I thA Itrrht fhnv liniA nat ha D.AJ It rrL.i
I utterflnrft Win rnnMlfTpml b,i1, n 1,,...!. r
I - "
l orthodoxy, that he was arrested bv an oft!rr
OIlwltUa Urawn SWOrd. to be Mrrle.1 fm
r ... -
Massachusetts to Connecticut for trial and
refused ball on the ground that the offence
with which ho was charged was "high treas
on tint nnlv fltrnfnbt i,a Vinrr nr 1
I but the KIno-nf TTi.avn 1" aa ii.. !
1 . : v" i""
ass who made this utterance, and compels
I .. . . . ... . ' 1
j us to laugh at him, was tremendously in
earnest,-as much In earnest, say, as the
I hwiu tw w 11..1.' , !
I n. iii,.,.n .1 v. -wiii. .. .
Ur. lllauvclt and Mr. M Usrl And tha
time is rapidly coming when the acllon oi
those bodies will be regarded precisely as
we regaru tnese mistakes of our fathers,
in. .. U, Jtollanil; in "Midsummer Hall.
If yon are stung by a wusii while picnlc
pplr the end of a cigar which has been
the lion in a m.' 7" "7
I " ' .. ... .wuj wum-
I Wa a mlCn col,ar on a ,s,eeu band
i 1 IWa i U vUU .1 x , r
me I ww b" b'o uu true kick &i
i your mother-in-law if she kicksat you."
I -- -
She Wanted to be an nnr-pl' an k1i i
ludlquait uf new harvest apples and quietly
uuinmu, -uy ana by, bxandby,"