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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 31. 1877.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XI, NO. 34
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL. XL!!, NO. 83
Columbia County Official Directory.
President indge William Elwell.
AssoclatoJudges-I. K. Krtckbaum, P. I Buuman.
l'rotlionotnry, sc. 11. Frank Zarr.
Court stenographer 8. N. Walker.
Register Itecorder Williamson II, Jacoby.
District Attorney John M. Clark,
sheriff lohn w. llorrman.
Hurvev or Isaac Dewltt.
Treasurer Or. II. W. Jtctteynolds.
commissioners John Herner, 8. V. McIIenry,
commissioners' Clerk William Krlckbanm.
Auditors M, V. n. Kline, J. II. Casoy, 1S.1I. Brown.
coroner Charles O. Murphy.
Jury commissioners-Jacob II. Fritz, William II.
County Superintendent William II. Snyder.
niooin Poor District-Directors o. P. Knt, Scott,
Wm. Kramer, Hloomsburg and Thomas Ilceco,
dooit, O. P. Knt, secretary.
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
President of Town Council 1). Lowcnberg.
cuief of Police t. C. Woodward.
President of Das Company S. Knorr.
Secretory C. W. Miller.
Hloomsburg Hanking company John A. Funslon,
Presldeni,!!. II. Oro'i, Cashier.
Firs' Na lonainank Charles It. Paxton, President
J. p. Tustln, Cashier.
Columbia County Mutual Sating Fund and Loan
Assoclatlon-E. It. Utile, President, C. W.Jllller,
Hloomsburg Building andRavlng FundAssoclatlon
-Wm. Peacock, President, J. U. Itoblson, secretary.
Bloomsburg Mutual Saving Fund Association J.
J. Brower, President, C. O. Barkloy, Secretary.
Iter. J. P. Tusiln. (Supply.)
Sunday Services b'jtf u. m. and
Sunday School 9 n. Tn.
1 iys p. m.
Prayer Meeting livery Wednesday evening nt tn
Soats'frco. The public aro Invited to attend.
ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN cntTRClt.
Minister Boy. . I. McCron.
Sunday Services lo a. m. and Mp. m.
Sunday school 0 a. m.
l'rai er Meo, log Kvery Wednesday evening at t
Beats tree. Nopews rented. All aro welcome.
Mlnlslcr-Itev. Stuart MlfJicll.
Sunday Services lo a. lu. and en p. m.
Sunday school ft n. m.
Pravcr Meo. lng livery Wednesday evening at an
Beat s't ree. No pews rented. Strangers welcome.
UBTnonisT episcopal cmntcn.
Presiding Kldcr Hov. N. 8. Buckingham.
Minister llov. M. L. Smyscr.
Sunday Serv!ces-lux and an p. m.
sundav School p. m.
Iilblo class Kverv Monday evening at tn o'clock.
Voting Men's Prater Mee lng Every Tuesday
evening at Ctf o'clock,
(luuei al Prayer Meeting Kvery Thursday evening
Corner of Third and Iron streets,
l'astor Itey. O. D. Ourlcy.
Hesldcnce Central Hotel.
Sunday services lOtf n. m. and 1 p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
Prayer Meeting Saturday, T p. m.
All aro Invited There Is always room.
BT. PAUL'S CHCRCn.
Hector Bey L. Zahner.
Sunday Services lox a. m., In p. m.
Sunday School 0 a. in.
First Sunday In tho month, Holy communion.
Servlcos preparatory to Communion on Friday
evening before tho bt Sunday In each month.
Pows rented ; but everybody welcome.
Presiding Elder Bey. A. L. Becscr.
Minister Key. J. A. Irvine.
Sunday Service 3 p. m.. In the Iron Street Church.
Prav er Meeting Kvery Sabbath at 1 p. in.
All aro Invited. Alt aro welcome.
THE CnCRCU Of CHRIST.
Meets In "tho little Brick Church on tho hill,"
known as the Welsh Baptist Church on nock street
cast of Iron. . ,
ltegular meeting for worship, every Lord's day af
ternoon at sx o'clock.
scats free ; and the public aro cordially Invited to
SCHOOL ORDERS, blank, just printed and
neatly bound In small books, on band and
for sole at tho Colombian office.
"BLANK DEEDS, on Parchment mid Linen
D Paper, common and for Admlnlst raters, Execu
tors ana trustees, for sale cheap at the Colombian
TVTARRIAGE CERTIFICATES just printed
1J and for sale at the Columbian Office. Mlnls
tersof the (lospel and Justlcos should supply them
selves with theso necessary articles.
T 1 1ST IRES and Constables' Fee-Bills for sale
J at the Columbian omce. They contain the cor
rected fees as established oy tno lasi acl oi inu ig.
slaturo upon tho subject. Every Justice and Con.
stablo should have one.
"T7"ENDUE NOTES just printed and for sale
cneap at. iue uoi.LumAn U1UI.C,
CLOCKS, WATCHES, &C
1 E. SAVAGE, Dealer in Clocks, Watches
and Jewelry, Main Bt., Just below the Central
G. BARKLEY, Attorncy-at-Law. Office
In Brower's building, !nd story, Booms 4 & 5.
It. WM. M. REBER, Surgeon and Phyei-
:e . is. corner itoeu anuitiarkeb
T R. EVANS, M. D., Surgeon and Physi.
) . clan, (omco and Ilesldcnco on Third street,
JB. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and Pby
. blclan, north side Main street, below Market.
B. ROBISON, Attorney-at-Law.
In Hartman's buUdlng, Vain street.
, Clark Wolf's Store, Main Btreet,
AVID LOWENBERG, Merchant Tailor
Main St., above central Hotel.
IS. KUHN, dealer li. Meat, Tallow, etc,
. Centre street, between Second and Third.
TtrHEN YOU WANT A FIRST-CLASS
V SHAVE or anything lu the TOSSOUIAL LINE
JAMES KEILLY'S BARBER SHOP,
THE BEST IN TOWN,
Under Exchange Hotel, Bloomsburg, Pa.
M. II. ABBOTT, Attorney-at-Law, Main
"WM. L. EYERLY,
Collections ptomptly made and remitted. Office
ooposlte Catawlssa Deposit Bank. em-ss
waSS $50 to $200 Per Month
A New, Clear and Concise
Commencing with tho earliest periods, closlni
March. 18J7. 3 volumes of the World's irreat, Oram
History in one. ancient, Middle Aoed. and mod-
, including History or centennial Exhibition,
Intuiruratlun of President Haves and Turkish aim.
cutties. A book of thrllllnir Interest and universal
need. Bells faster than any other. Beautiful tllus-
unions, low prices, quick sates, extra terras, circu.
Pbla, Pa.; cinclnnaU, O.i Chicago. 111.; fit, Louis,
ito. June s, Tt-Uw
Baboock & Wyeth's Ads
1 taken InternaBy, and Positively Cures Itheuma
tum. Oout, Neuralgia and Lumbago. Hruold by
Wholesale and JleUll lirugglstii everywhere, bend
HPT utryvaTTww bvm
n. -i . ffUHTHts, Washington, k
UU. L, XAUS, JNO. I.tCTMIAB. CUAS. B. XDWAEDi.
AVM, R. HAGENBUOU,
Kuub, Frymler ttf. Edward,
(Successors to Benedict Dorsey Bona, m Market
Importers and dealers In
CHINA, GLAT8 AND QUEENS WABE,
tw Market Btreet, PhiUdeim.iiL
ConstanUy on nana Original and Ansorted Packages
JQR. J. 0. RUTTEK,
Office. North Market triit.
Mar.JT,u- Bloomsburg, Pa,
' E. QRV1S,
OFEICR tlonm Hn. 1. irv,lnn.Mn, n..nt
Sept. 18,1875. uu.iu.UK.
AMUEL i KNonn.
A T T O 11 N B Y-A T-L A W,
Hartman's Block, corner Main and Market
p W. MILLER,
Offlco In Brower's building, second floor, room No.
N.U.FCNK. L. E. WALLER.
FUNK & WALLER,
Attoi noy s-at Law,
Office In Colombian Bcildino. Jan. 19, TT-ly
R. & W.J. BUCKALEW,
omco on Main Street, first door below Court IIouso
P. A J. M. CLARK,
Offlco In Ent's Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office Adjoining C. It. & W. J. Buckalew.
n. LITTLE. ROB'T. K. LITTLE,
"i TT f. Tl Tl T TnvnT -r
fF-Buelness before the V. ft. ratent Ofllce attended
umco in the Columbian Building. as
PROCKWAY A ELWELL,
A 1 TU 11 JN Hi X H-A i-li A W,
Columbian BciLniNO, Bloomsburg, Pa.
CMembers of tho United States Law Association.
ollectlons nam m any part of America or Europe.
oraco In "Knt Bcildino." Bloomsbunr. Pa., near
HOWE L L,
Ofllce in Hartman's Block, second floor, corner
Main and Market Streets,
May so ly.
jyt. I. L. RABB,
Main street, ornoslto Episcopal Church, Blooms
ttr Teeth extracted without pain,
aug 24, 77-ly.
TROVN'S HOTEL. Bloomsburg. Pa.. IS
ij stohner, Proprietor. Accommodations flrst-
uss. n.iea vo t i.ou per uuy. jieauiuiujii-ui.uu.ucu,
p M. DRINKER, GUN and LOCKSMITH,
sewing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
paired. Opera House BuUdlng, Bloomsburg, pa.
1 'j . would announce 10 me citizens or wooms
burg and vicinity that ho has Just received a luU and
compieio assortment, ul
WALL rAVEIt, WINDOW SHADES,
FUTURES, CORDS, TASBELS,
and all other goods In his line of business. All the
newest and most approved patterns of the day are
always to be found in his establishment, Main street,
Corner of Main and West streets, three doors below
, K. Ej er's store, uioomsuurg, ra.
All orders Bromntly attended to and satisfaction
"UREAS BROWN'S INSURANCE AQEN-
X CY, Exchange notel, Bloomsburg, pa.
tna,InsCo., of Hartford, Connecticut... 6,500,000
Liverpool, Indon and Globe 20,m),oi'0
uoyal or Liverpool - i oou.uuu
Laucanshlre..;. 10,000, 00
nre Asaociuiian, ruuaut'iiJiiiu
Atlas of Hartford 'o,ooo
Farmers Mutual 01 uanviue j,uuv,uw
Dam Ulo Mutual 7t,oon
IlAme. New Vftrk. R.8IJ0.000
Commercial Union 17,000,000
The Columbian Law Docket,
A complete record for the use of attorneys. Con-
venUnlly arranged for tho docketing of all cases
containing too pages, with double Index. This la
tho most complete book for lawyers, that is pub.
Published by Brockway & Elwell
Editors and Proprietors of the Colombian,
J. H. MAIZE'S
contains the largest stock of
Qirasrae, Gttare, Woitaare,
Canned rrnit. Dried Fruits,
to be found In Columbia county,
A Complete Akiorlnicnt
always on hand. Coll and examine.
"WAINWRIQUT & CO.,
N. E. Corner soosad and Arch Streets,
TEAS, SYRUPS, COFFEE, SUQAIi, MOLASSES
lies, inoM, xicixs iosi, lc, Jtc
wordera will receive prompt attention.
By vlrtuo of sundry writs to mo directed will
bo exposed to public sato at tho Court IIouso In
Bloomsburg, at ono o'clock p. m. on
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3d, 1877,
tho following real cstato to-wlt I
All that certain tract of unseated land situate In
Mifflin township, Columbia county, bounded by land
of Daniel Nungeasor, Abram Bchweppenhelser and
othcrs-contalnlog two hundred acres more or less.
Ono lot of ground situate In theTownotMlfflln-
vllle, Columbia county, bounded and doscrlbedas
follows I On the north by sd street, east by lot of
JoscrhMastcllcr, south by 8dor Main street, west
by lot of A.J. Bttckali w.whcreon aro erected a frame
house, barn and out-bulldlogs.
Ono lot of ground situate In Minilnvlllc. Columbia
eounty, Pennsylvania, bounded on the north by sd
street, east by street south by 8d or Main street,
west by lot John of Keller, being 60 rcct front and
a30 feet deep.
All the defendant's title tn ono lot of ground situ
ate In Minifnvllle, Columbia county, Pennsylvania,
bounded on the north by ?d street, east by lot of
John Keller, south by Sd or Main street and wcBt by
lot of Theodore Fcdder.
All the defendant's tltlo In four lots of ground sit
uate In tho town of Miminvllle, Columbia county,
Pennsylvania, bounded on the north by 3d or Main
street, east by street, south by 4th stroet, and
west uy lot of Michael Knlttle, containing ono and-
a-lialf acres more or less:
Seized, taken Into execution and to bo sold as tho
proporty of John Keller.
On all that certain lot of land situate In Briar-
creek township Columbia couuty, Pa., bounded and
doscrtbed as follows to wit: On the north by land of
Jesse Hicks, cast by lands of Daniel Purcel, south by
Susquehanna Iilver, and west by land of D. A. Bow
man, containing ane hundred and six acres and IT
perches; on which Is erected a Two Story Brick
Dwelling House, Framo Barn and other buildings,
An Island In tho Susquehanna Blver opposite the
above and to be sold In connection thcrowlth con
taining about 14 acres.
Ono other pleco of land adjoining the above con
taining 43 acres and 8 perches described In tn o
pieces as follows : one bounded on the cast by land of
late Slephon Thomas, south by Susquehanna River,
west by m. L. Freas and noith by tho Canal, con-
talnleg 89 acres and !7 perches. Tho other bounded
by land of Mrs. Sponenberger, Daniel Purcell, Pub
lic Rood, and the Canal containing 4acres undst
Seized, taken Into execution and to bo sold as tho
property of Wm. L. Freas.
On tho following described lot or plcco of ground
situate In tho Town of Bloomsburg, Columbia coun
ty, Pennsylvania, bounded on the north by an alley,
east by Iron btreet, south by lot of Thomas Vannat-
ta and vt est by lot of Jane Mcllrlde, being about ono
hundred feet front on Iron street and slxty-sb: feet
deep on alley, whereon Is erected a Framo Dwelling
House, a Framo wagon-maker shop and blacksmith
shop. Said lot will be sold to suit purchasers, either
lntho wholo or in two parcels. One lot of about w
feet front on Iron street, contains tho wagon maker
shop and smith shop, and tho balance about &0 feet
on samo Btreet, containing tho dwelling house.
Seized, taken Into execution and to be sold as tho
property of A. H. Crossley.
All that certain real estate situate In Main town
ship, Columbia county, Pennsylvania, bounded and
described as follows, to-wlt: On tho north by land
of John Gcarhart, on the cast by landof Joseph del
ger, on tho west by land of , on the south by
public road, containing fifty-six ncres more or less.
Seized, taken Into execution and to be sold as tho
property of Isaac Yetter.
Tho ; following real estate situate In Madison
township, Columbia county, Pennsylvanla,descrlbed
as follows: Bounded on tho north by James Kin
len and Funston, east by Kinney bhultz, south by
heirs of J. W. Glrura and west by Wm. McNlnch et,
al containing eighty acres more or less, whereon
are erected a framo dwelling house, frame barn and
Seized, taken Into execution and to be sold as the
property of Frank Graham and William Graham,
All that certain piece of land situate In Scott town
ship, Columbia county, Pennsylvania, bounded and
desrlbed as follows : On tho north and west by land
of Mary L. uoppcr, on the south and east by public
road, containing one-half acre more or less, whereon
aro erected a frame dwelling house with tho appur.
Seized, taken lnto;executlon and to bo sold as tho
property of William Hopper.
The following tract of land situate In Montour
township, Columbia county, Pennsylvania, descrwil
as follows, to-vt It: On tho north by lands of Gideon
elst, east by land of Jacob tilrton, soutli by land
of widow Glgger, west by land of Ellas Glgger,
containing twenty.slx acres more or less, whereon
aro erected a dwelling house, barnand out-bulld
Seized, taken Into execution and to be sold as tho
property of christian Heist.
CONDITIONS OF SALE Purchasers must pay
ten per cent, of tho purchase money, or at least
enough to cover all costs at striking down of salo
otherwise property to be resold at once.
JOHN W. HOFFMAN,
aug. 10, 77-ts Sheriff.
"Notice Is hereby given that Henry D. Knorr, Com
mittee oi Levi uicr, a lunatic, nas ntea an account
In the onice of the Protbonotary of Columbia coun
ty, w nun win be presented to tno court for conc
iliation on the fourth day of September next and It
no exceptions bellied vtttLlnfour days thereafter,
tlio hamo win be couurmca.
Also tho account of C. W. Miller. Trustee tore-
celvo and pay out moneys due on mortgages from
Anna Miller and I evl A. Illdlay and J. E. Alkmanto
Levi A. illdlay wnun will ie presented to tno court
at tlio same time and subject to the same condi
tions tor connrmation as ine above account.
Also, the account of E. J. McIIenry. Committee o
Welllver A. Kline, a lunatic, which will be present
ed to the court at tne same time, and sub ect to the
samo conditions for connrmutlon as the above ac
B. FRANK ZAItH, Trothy.
July SO. WT-aug. S-4W
Clirotnos, In French oil color, evei
mall one and ono ti air dozen
ever been tor tl.oo.
i hey aro mounted In 8 x lu black enamel and gold
mala, oval onenfnir and outsell an j thine now before
the public. l wo baraples for W5 cenU, or biz Bam plea
tor 6i cents, bend 10 centu for grand Illustrated cat
alogue m It U Cbromou Moonlight on Uio Hhtoe, or
ft) cents (or two Landscapca and call a Ullca on
black ground. J. LATHAM CO., 419 Washington
En.rav.ngs and Art JTQliTUNE,
June 6, it June ttptemurekootioitr jic,
Lands for Sale.
Wrst class fitock farms, excellent Acrlcultur&l
lAnua. ana mo ueab iqimuxo region in uio esb.
Short Winters, no Rrnabuopperu, orderly society,
goodmorkeu and a healthy country. Low Trices 1
Free transportation rrom be U)uls w mo isnas
rcrnlHUOd purcuaneru. ror luruier mrormauon, u-
rirraa A. L. DBANK.
Land CommlBloner fit. Louts and Han Francisco
uy, uo., n, Vt cor. imn anu w&inut, birreui, cu
LOUIS. WO, J w ft vu uug. iv, tffttr
Great chance to make money. If you
can tret cold j uu can eel green.
backs. We needanersun every
v. Hero to take subucrtpllODS to the larirest, cheapest
ana uest luusiratua mwuy puum-auun in ine worm.
Any one can become a successful agent. The most
elegant works of art Blv en free to subsrr bera. 1 ho
lirlco la so low tnat almost everybody subscribes.
uueaeent re porta making oversitoina week. A
lady agent reports taking over i0 subscribers In ten
data, ah who enframe make money faat. Youcan
del ote all your time to the business, or only) our
span) time. You need not be away irom home over
night. You can do It as well as otuera. Pull partic
ulars, directions and term. free. Elegant and ex
pensive outnt free. If you want prontabla work
send ua your address at once. It couta nothing to
try the business, tto.ona who engagea falls to make
great pay. Auareaa "ine reupie
"The People s Journal.-1 Port-
Is not eabllr earned In the.e times hut it.
who la wining to
te maae in three mouths by anyone
either sex. In any part o( the country
ttiiit ua furnish.
t'ou need not bo awar from home over nlirht.
can Klve your w hole tune to the work, or only y
spare moment, ltco&u nothing to try the bust
iiesa. Terms and V Outnt tree. Addrtts aloaoe.
Feb. li TT lyr.
Gilbert Oorliam, at the ago of 10, was left
orphaned nntl destitute, and was taken into
the tender care of his loving grandfathered
his Aunt Jane, a venerable spinster, whose
severity was a most wholesome restraint on
his grandfather's extreme Indulgence. Old
Mr. Gotham being n man of enormous wealth
bis grandson and heir wai the most favored
of boys and youths, every whim of his boy
ish and youthful fancy being gratified as
soon as expressed.
And so, when Gilbert had attained the ago
of 21,and blushingly announced his undying
love for Miss Myra Wilbur, the bcllo of many
watering places and seasons, and somo five
years his senior, his grandfather only nodded
"Suit yourself, my boy j suit yourself."
Bo n magnificent diamond was slipped on
Myra't finger, and Gilbert entered into a
fool's paradise, blind to the fact that ho was
tho dupa of nn accomplished coquettc,whose
wholo hard nature was incapable of a titho
of the love laid at her feet.
For, being sensitive, poetical and over-in-
indulged, tho boy tnndo unto hlmclf an
idol, and, calling it Myra, worshipped it.
And the actual Myra, being eminently
practical, worldly and mercenary, erected a
gold idol of unlimited indulgence, and, call
ing that Gilbert, worshipped it.
Mr.Gorham, although he was old and feeble,
took a carriage and drove from Fern Nook,
the family country seat, into l'oolsvillc, the
town honored by Jliss Wilbur's presence,
and mado a formal call.
After he was gone, Miss Wilbur, turning
to her mother, made a strange speech for a
maiden just betrothed, for she said:
"After all, mamma, a rich widow is better
than a rich wife, for Blie can upend money
"Well, my dear?"
"I was only thinking that Gilbert told me
onco he was entirely dependent upon U
grandfather, having nothing of his own
while the old man lived."
''It would be well, then, to keep in tho old
LvideDtly Myra was of that opinion. Sho
worked n pair of soft quilted slippers for tho
aged feet, she sent flowirs and little dainty
dishes to Fern Nook for dear Mr. Gorham,
and she made herself a hundred-fold dearer
to her infatuated lover by her delicate atten
tions to his relative.
Business connected with tho settlement of
a claim of his grandfather against tho Gov
ernment called Gilbert to Washington, early
in. the winter followiug his betrothal. There
was the usual pathetic parting, and, with as
surance of Myra's undying lovo the young
man left Fern Nook.
After two months' absence, when ho was
preparing to return home,a telegram reacned
"Wait in Now York to see me. Will put
up at tue uranu uentrai.
Of all strango experienco this was the
strangest. His Aunt Jane leaving her home
to visit tbo metropolis 1 Gilbert vainly tried
to remember if sho had been absent from
homo before, and, thoroughly bewildered,
hurried to meet her.
Uis first surprise was to find her gentle
and kind, all tho grim severity of her man
ner gone. Her kiss upon his lips was tender
as Myra's own.
"My boy," she said, "I have news for you
that will distress you, but before I tell that I
want you to listen attentively to some busi
ness details that were never of any special
interest to you before. You have always
supposed Fern Nook and tho wealth that
sustains it to bo your grandfather's."
"And are they not?"
"No, my dear, they are mine. Your
grandfather holds a lifo lease only of the
house and half the income. The property
was all his wife's and left to me, with the
ease, as I said, to my father during life,
While we were all ono family and you the
heir, it was quite unnecessary to make any
talk or any fuss about tne matter; but now
it is as well to understand my rights and
"Your grandfather, my dear, being,
charitably believe,in his dotage, has married
It was a crushing blow. Gilbert swayed
to and fro in his chair, and then fell insen
His ideal poetic life was more real to him
than tiie actual world about him, and he But
fered acutely. But his aunt was the best oi
comforters, for, while Bhe was full of tender
sympathy, she was eminently practical, and
with clear,forcible words sho made him real
izo fully how unwo'thy was the idol ho had
With her own personal property she had
also brought Gilbert s from their old home,
and sho took a house in New York, where
both soon felt at home, returning no more
totem Nook. Then, with true practical
kindness, she persuaded Gilbert to allow her
to buy him a partnership in a light busi
ncss, and rouse him from his dreamy, sen6i
tive moods, to active, natural life.
Ho might have become soured and hard
but for the lovo of this old maid, who had
never before let him read the tenderness of
her heart. Hut while he suffered keenly his
manhood developed, and ho was a stronger,
better man for his disappointment.
When Myra's name ceased to be a torture
Aunt Jane made herself known to old friends
of her girlhood, and gathered about her
pleasant social circle, wbero Gilbert was
soon a favorite. Thcro was no hint of the
spinster's hope when she said quietly, "Any
attention you can pay to Ella Itayburn will
be very pleasing to me, Gilbert, Her moth
er has been my warmest fiiend in past years
ana wo have renewed the old times moe
pleasantly. If Ella ia like her mother she
is a pure, sweet unselfish woman."
And Ella was like her mother, and"was
soon taken Into Aunt Jane's close intl
Still Muarting under the past pain Gilbert
was merely attentive to his aunt's young
friend, and not yet realizing that a reality
lilting his old ideal was near him.
And while these old residents of Fern
Nook were quietly gathering up broken
threads of life, to weave a more perfect web
of content, Myra Gorham was eating out brr
heart in bitterness. Instead of au old, 1
dulgent husband, ready to humor every
whim, to give her idolatrout devotion, tho
round herself tied to a querulous invalid,
who bad been accustomed to the unquestlon
lng obedlenco and- devotion of his daughter
and grandson, and who exacted n similar
caro from his roluctant wifo. In placo of
balls, concerts, and opera, tho gay llfo of tho
metropolis, Mrs. Gorham found herself shut
up in a country houso, certainly sufficiently
handsome and well appointed to meet tho
most fastidious taste, but lonely beyond en
duranco to tho woman miles away from her
own friend, nnd coldly ignored by tlio
friends of tho Gorhams, fully awaro of her
et sho endured n9 patiently as possible,
till tho old man, pining for Jane nnd Gil
bcrt, sickened and failed visibly.
It was when nil hope was gone that the
young wife cautiously, but very plainly,
urged tho necessity of making n will. It
seemed to her ns It all tho misery of lifo
concentrated in the peevish reply:
"I have nothing to will. All the property
belongs to Jano I I only hold a life lease in
my lato wife's estate."
"Jane I" gasped Myra, remembering the
insulting terras in which she had intimated
that spinster that sho preferred to reign
alone at Fern Nook.
"Certainly 1 If Gilbert's father had lived
ho would havo shared in the property, but
all reverts to Gilbert if' Jane dies unmar
Ml Gilbert's ?
And might havo been all
Myra felt too stunned nnd miserable even
cry I bo that all her baso scheming, her
feigned devotion had led her only to this.tho
beggared widow of an old man.
But after the funeral was over Mrs. Gor-
am mado a few discoveries. First, all tho
deep black of her dress, with tho fine white
no of her widow's cap, tho somber crape
and soft snowy tarletan wcro most becoming
to her brilliant blonde beauty. Sho studied
her dress to its minute details and when it
was perfect formed her new plans. In her
hte husband's desk sho found $5,000 which
she appropriated, leaving Miss Jano and
Gilbert, who caino to the funeral, to defray
all expenses. Sho accented Miss Gorhnni's
iter of tho use of the house for a year, and
lien sho was left in possession unscrupu-
ously sold many small but valuable articles
When the year was over, nnd Miss Jano
Gorham once more opened her houso to her
friends, she was muto with consternation
hen ono day a carriage, heavily laden with
haggagc, drove up to her door, from which
nlighted her father's widow, who threw her
self into her arms, sobbing.
Do not send mo away. I am dying in
tho gloomy seclusion of my dear husband's
nome. iet mo stay Willi you 1"
She stayed, of course, Miss Jane's old-
fashioned notions of hospitality were too
strong to permit her to turn a guest away,
even, if uninvited and unwelcome. But she
smiled grimly to see howGilbcrt's faco fell at
the announcement of tho visitor.
"Sho is my father's widow," said the spin
ster gravely. "So wo must endure her
She was n most fascinating widow when
she appeared at the late dinner, in n thin,
uiacic uress, an jet nntl trimming, with somo
knotsof black ribbon in her profusion of
golden curls. Her color was softly tinted as
ever, her blue eyes as babyish and winsome:
yet when her first eveningwasoVcrsheknew yet bending over the dead man, when a de
sho had gained nothing In her effort to re- tachment of chasseurs, summoned, appar-
capture tho heart she bad thrown aside.
But she did not despair. She sang the
out songs tint Gilbert had once heard with
rapture. Sho varied her dress with laces,
ribbons and jewelry, till its liretenso of
mourning was a mero mockery. Sho put
herself in Gilbert s way with every dainty
device of feminine needlo work. She ob
tained permission to prepare his favorite
dishes with her own white hands. And, as
f to try his constancy, Mis3 Jane aided and
abetted this scheme for her nephew's fortune
and spoke but little of Ellen, never inviting
hernowtotho house, so that Gilbert was
forced to seek her more and more in her
own home, and found her ever more lovely
and winsome from the contrast with tha idol
he had proved to beclav. It was six months
after the arrival of Mrs. Gorham in her step
aughter's house, when Gilbert, returniug
from a drive with Ella, met his nunt in tho
hall, and, clasping her in a close embrace,
whispered very softly :
"Ella is mlno i Wish mo joy 1"
"From my heart," she whispered back.
nadiant with joy and hope, Gilbert, after
changing his driving-dress, hurried to the
sitting-room, to tell Aunt Jano "all about
it." Ho had absolutely forgotten their guest
nnd it gave him an unpleasant shock, when
ho found her, sealed in a low chair, busied
aDout somo wool work, mat snowed to great
advantage her tiny white hands, glittering
with jeweled rings.
She rose to greet him.and then, to his em-
barrassed surprise, she clasped her jeweled
hands, and, bursting into tears, sobbed.
"Oli, Gilbert, do not look at mo so coldly,
I cannot bear it. I know I deserve nothing
from you but contempt, but if you knew
how sorely my mother urged me, how im-
portunate your grandfather was, you would
forgive me, I was insane with their perse
cutlons, and I thought in my misery that I
could still see you, and perhaps somo day
when I was free again I-
And hero even hereffrontery gave ut,and
sne oniy sonwa convulsively. Taken by
surprise, every gentlemanly instinct urged
Gilbert to comfort this woman so recklessly
.mC,.us ...u. , uucu uis jomiesi,
nope to possess, t ut His whole soul shrank
irom ner, nis maniy, true Heart was only
outraged uy ner unwomanly advances.
uraveiy ne bioou, looking down upon her
as bIio shrauk into the chair, sobbing and
cohering her face, and yet furtively watch-
"Gilbert, speak one tender word to me."
she implored; "say you do not dispiso me."
But he did, Ilesought for words to con-
vey his meaning kindly, and they would not
come. Blushing like a boy. in his confu-
Bion and pain, he said gently :
"I am very sorry, Mrs. Gorham"
"It used to be Myra," she sobbed reproach
"True, but those were days that can nev
er be recalled.
"You ore cruel,"
"I do not 'wish to be so, but I must be
frank with you. Tho past Is dead J Never
can we revive that love that was onco so
very trifling to you."
"No, no j you wrong me. Alas for me It
Is my msfortune that I cannot, conquer my
"But mine died when it was Insulted and
Hero Gilbert drew a deep lgti of relief at
tho appcaranco of Aunt Jane, entering tho
room behind Myra's chair. Mrs. Gorham
did not hear her light step and sobbed :
"Your lovo cannot bo dead, Gilbert.
It will llvo again. Pity nnd forglvo me."
"I will botli pity and forglvo you,'' said
Gilbert, .very gently.
"But," said Aunt Jane, in her hardest
tone, and with her faco set in rigid lines,
"you forget, Mrs. Gorham, tho law does not
permit a man to marry his grandmother."
With a cry of rage, Mrs. Gorham sprung
to her feet, but something In the cold, grave
faces checked tho torient of wrath upon her
lips, and she left tlio room.
The next day sho terminated her visit.
and loftily declined an invitation, sent threo
months later, to bo present at the wedding
of Gilbert Gorham nnd his gentle bride
The Dread Test.
Tllr. LAST TKIAI, Or FIDELITY.
The reign of Napoleon, worried nnd ran
sacked as it has been by tho writers of mem-
oirs, recollections nnd histories, is amine
that still contains a multitudo of rich, nnd
as yet unexplored, veins. Tho history of
tho secret associations that snranc tin dtirinz
the latter days of tho Empire, would form
a most curious nnd interesting volume, nnd
thero would be no lack of material where-
with to fill it. Tho society of tho United
Brothers alono would furnish pages of tho
most intense slnd absorbing interest, while
nothing could appeal more forcibly to tho
imagination than the strango and dramatic
episodes connected with its existence nnd
tho details of its mysterious initiations. Fer-
haps a hundred incidents might bo related
as striking and well conceived as the fti'.low-
n officer of tlio French army, having in
curred the suspicion or resentment of the
Emperor, thought it expedient to abandon
his country and take refuge in ono of tho
iVtutrian provinces, ntad hero he become nd-
vited of, nnd initiated into, a society, the
object of whose formation was to hurl to the
ground tlio Colossus, whoso arm smote and
governed the wholo continent of Europo
with n sceptre of Iron. One day a letter was
brought to him containing tho usual signs
nnd passwords of the society, and requiring
him to repair on tho following night to a
secluded spot in the forest, whero lie would
meet some of his associates. Ho went, but
found nobody, Tho orders were repeated
four times, nt intervals of a few days, and
four times the officer sought tho appointed
place, with no better success than at first.
On the fifth night of his appearance at the
rendezvous, after waiting somo time, ho was
on the point of returning, when loud cries
suddenly arrested his attention. Drawing
his sword, he hastened tn the Bpot whence
they seemed to proceed, and was fired upon
by three men, who, seeing that ho was un-
wounded, instantlo took to flight ; but at
his feet lay a bleeding corpse, in which, by
the feeble light of tho moon, he in vain
sought for tokens of animation. Ho was
ently. by the noise of the pistols that had
been discharged nt himself, came suddenly
up. and arrested him as tho assassin. He
was loaded with chains, tried the next day,
nnclrnndemnctl tnilin fnrhia sunnnsprl crime.
His execution was ordered to take place at
Surrounded by the ministers of justice, he
was led, at a slow pace.by the lightof torch
es, and amid the funereal tolling of bells,to
a vast square, in the centre of which was a
Lcarol(1) env'ironea by Wmen . beyot.il
these were a numerous group of spectators
who muttered impatiently, nnd at intervals
sent forth a cry of abhorrence. The victim
mounted tho scaffold, his sentence was read,
and the last act of the tragedy was on tho
point of fulfillment, when an officer let fall a
word of hope.
An edict has just been promulgated by the
government, offering pardon and life to any
condemned criminal who should disclose
the members nnd secret tokens ot a particu
lar association, the existeaco nf which was
suspected ; it was that of which the French
man to whom these words were addressed
had lately become a member. Ho was
questioned, but denied all knowledge ; they
urtred him to confess, with promises of ad
ditional reward his only reply was tie-
mami 0f immeiate death-and his initia.
tion was comnletetl. All that hail nnsseil
wx but a terrible trial of his fidelity; Uioso
wb0 surrounded him were members of the
society, nnd every incident that has been
described, from tbo timo of tho first sum
mons to the last fearful moments of expec
ted death, was only a step in tlio progress
of the fearful experiment by which they
sought to detcrmino tho trustworthiness of
Inn I'Irst Batti.i: in which the Old
Flao Aituauek. Ono thing that gives in
terest to the battle of liennlnpton is the fact
that it was tlio first land victory under the
trs and trln,-a nf n, vniinni i, ri.i.
uag had been adopted by .Congress on the
14th of Juno of that year, priumrilyTfolthe
navy, but tho army had alreadycelvcd It
ai their emblem also; and the Continental
regiment of Seth Warner carried it in their
figllt on tbo 7tl, of July at Hubbardton,
Vermont, with the advanced cuard of Iitir.
goyue a army the only batt e between civ.
ilized men ever fought on the soil of Ver
mont but Warner's men were repulsed ou
ly to appear five weeks' later in timo to help
win llle battle of Bennington, which was
'ought, as almost everybody knows, not on
Vermont but ou -New York soil, The flag
has been our flag for just one hundred years,
I-ong may it i&e."Si)nnsjleU lltvubii
iV prospective futher-ln-law makes in
quiries concerning his pospectlve son-in-law
of a friend. The replies are of the most sat.
isfactory character till the friend says frank
"Still I must admit that he has one crav
"W hat's that? Does he play the accor
"He does not I now anything about cam
"Why, that Is not a defect, it is a vlr
"Yes, but you see he gambles all the
The Uatling Gun.
feoMnriiiKfi op its history
AND ITS IS-
The troubles of tho past few weeks have
brought tho Gatling gun into special promi
nence on account of Its wonderful shooting
qualities. Although everybody knows that
it is a most wonderful shooter, not much
more about It Is generally known. The In
ventor was an American genius, Dr. Richard
Jordan Gatling, who was born In North
rirnllna In 1R1S. Ho lina lifin Inrnnllnf I
all his life, and lone- before his Gatling cun
was known to tho world ho had Invented
screws for tho propulsion of water-craft, a
machine for sowing wheat in drills, etc. In
1849 he graduated in the Ohio Medical Col
lege, antl soon after ho discovered n method
of transmitting power through the medium
of compressed air, and also Invented a dou
ble-acting hemp brake, which is still in uso
in Bomo parts of tlio west for breaking
But Dr. Catling's greatest invention is his
Gatling gun, which is also known by tho
French nnmo of mitrailleuse. This repeat
ing machine gun was made in tho years
1S01-C2, and at tlio first trial of the gun, in
tho spring of 18G2, it fired 200 shots per
minute. After making some improvements
in its mechauitm, the arm was submitted to I
trial by our government nt tho Frankford,
Washingtnn nnd Fort Monroe arsenals, and
at other places, and has slnco been adopted
into service for use with troops and for tho
flank defense of fortifications. It has alo
been adopted by France, Itussia, Great Brit
tain nnd other nations.
The gun consists of a number of simple
breech-loading rifled barrels grouped around
and revolving about a common axis, with
which they lie parallel. These component
barrels aro loaded and fired whilo revolving
tho cartridgo shells being ijected in continu
ous succesion. Each barrel is fired only
once in a revolution, so that tho ten-barrel
Gatling gun fires ten shots in a revolution.
Tho working of the gun is very wimple. Ono
man places ono end of n feed-caso full of
cartridges into n hopper at the top of the
gun, whilo another man turns a crank by
which the gun is revolved.
Tho cases for feeding tho guns nro long,
narrow tin boxes, open only at tho lower
end, containing forty cartridges, arranged
horozontally ono above the other. An able
bodied man can turn the Gatling gun at the
rate of more than -100 shots per minute, and
more than 000 shots havo been fired by it In
Tlio Cold Facts.
A grocer doing business on Michigan
Grand avenue was yesterday asked to trust I
a colored man one day for a basket of straw
"Can't do it you'd never pay," he re
"I'll pay do money aforo eight o'clock in
do mawnin'," earnestly continued tho color
"Perhaps you might, but I don't believe
it. If you have no money now how will you
have any then ?"
"Don't ax me, boss I'll have do cash
suah. I'ze just perspiring to death for de
want of strawberries."
"Does any ono owo you ?" asked the gro
"Then how do you expect to get any
"Oh, de pay will bo all right."
"I guess not. lou'll have to try somo
"Ilos, yon hez pinned mo right down to
cold facts," said tho customer. "I wants
strawberries, an' dey hez not come, an',dere-
fore, let mo say dat I wasn't going out to
night to steal chickens an' sell 'era to get
"Ah! you wasn't?"
"No, sah, 'causo I dun pulled 'em in last
night, an' dey'll bo sold to a butcher dis
evening. Dat's do cold fact, mister, an' now
wrap up dem strawberries an' doan' abuse
my confidence." Frte Prets.
Origin of Hie Postage Stamp.
The postage stamp was born in London
on the 10th of January, 1840, and England
employed it alone for ten years. France
adopted it on tho Ht of January, 1849, nnd
Germany In 1850. According to M. Al-
phonso Espuiros, it was a curious incident
that gave rise to tho idea of postage stamps.
rv traveller was crossing, about iorty years
ago. a district in the north of England. He
arrived at the door of an Inn where a post
master had Btopped to deliver a letter. A
young girl came out to receive it ; she turn
ed It over and over in her hand and asked
tho price of postage. This was a large sum,
and evidently the girl was poor, for the post
master demanded a shilling. Sho sighed
sadly.and said the letter was from her broth
er, but she had no money: and so she re-
turned it to tho postman. The traveller
was a man who rambled about tho earth for
instruction nnd observation. Having a good
heart, he offered to pay tho postage of the
letter, and In spite of tho resistance of the
young girl he paid the shilling. Her resia
tanco mode him reflect. Scarcely had the
postman turned his back when the younc
inn-keeper's daughter confessed that it was
a trick between her and her brother. Some
, , . .. . . - . i
s gnsmarkeuon tnecnvclopo told her all
,w -.., u.D icinTtuiiiaineu
no writing. ,
"We aro both so poor." sho added, "nnd
soweinvemeu tins mode of corresponding
aim prepaying our letters." The traveler,
continuing his road, asked 1,1
tem giving place to such frauds was not
Th n l,,i . i..r.. c ,.. .,.
- uwv uciuru jir. itowinnti
Hill ftlmt r.i . 1 11
lilnnno.1 l .1 1 , '
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..wm mhiio. o on ui luul im r.np an j. wnprn i
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UerS Oft?!! llvnl fat flnnrt tvliAra Inn 4l.a
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niiuuub mining uio resources oi tue treas
ury. These views were agreed ta by tho
English Government, and on the 10th of
January, i840, not more than a penny was
paid for letters which circulated over the
whole extent of the British Isles. Thii bold
scheme soon surpassed tho hopes of the lee
Inlator. Ten years later, in 1830 tho num
ber of letters increased from 1,500,000 to
Tj.jj.joa air. Itowland Hill occupied
England the post of (secretary to the Tost
CY BRET niBTK.
(Malvern Hill, ISC2.)
r"Aftcr the men wcro ordered to lie down, a whltA
rftbntf.. which hAtl hren hnnnlnir hither .nd thither
over tlio Held, swept by grapx and musketry, took
rciufro among BKirouauere, m uio ureut mm
B'iwrt "f"" liaXlt tfMrtrn Jitt
llunny, lying In the grass,
Saw the shining columns pass,
saw the starry banner fly,
Saw tho Chargers fret and fume
Saw tho flapping hat and ptume ;
Saw them with his moist and shy,
Host unspeculatlvo eye.
Thinking only, In the dew,
That It was a flno review
Till n flash, not all of steel,
Where tho rolling caisson's wheel
Brought a rumblo and a roar.
tolling down that velvet floor,
And like blows of autumn flail .
sharply threshed the Iron hall.
Bunny, thrilled by unknown fears,
Italsed his soft and polntd ears.
Stumbled his prehensile Hp,
(tilU ered his pulsating blp,
As tho sharp vindictive yell,
Hose above the screaming shell :
Thought tho world and all Its men.
All tho charging squadrons meant.
All were rabbit-hunters then.
All to capture him Intent.
Itunny was not much to blame :
Wiser folk have thought the sarao
Wiser folk who think the spy
rvcry 111 begins with "1."
Wildly panting, hero and thero
llunny Bought the freer air,
Till ho hopped below the hill,
And saw, lying close and still,
Men with muskets in their hands,
(Never Bunny understands
That hypocrisy of sleep,
In the vigils grim they keep,
As recumbent on that spot
They cludo tho level shot.)
One a gravo and quiet man,
Thinking of his wiro and child
Far beyond tlio ItaplJan,
Whero tho Androscoggin smiled
I'elt the llttlo rabbit creep.
Nestling by his arm and side.
Wakened from strategic sleep.
To that soft appeal replied,
Drew blm to his blackened breast,
liut yon have guessed u.o rest.
Softly o'er that chosen pair
omnipresent Love and Caro
Drew n mightier Hand and Arm,
Shielding I hem from every harm ;
IMght and left tho bullels waved,
saves the savior for tho saved.
Who believes that equal grace
Ood extends In every place.
Ijltlc difference ho scans
Txtxt a rabbit's Qod and man's.
Och, Katie's a rogue, It Is Uirue ;
llut her eyes, like tho skies, are so blue,
An' her dimples so swate,
An' her ankles. so cote,
Bhe dazed, and she bothered me, too
Till one morning we wlnt for a ride,
Whin demure as a bride by my side,
The darllnt, she sat,
Wld tha wlckedst hat
'Neath purty girl's chin ever tied.
An' mo heart, arrali, thin, how It bate
For mo Kate, looked so tltnptln' an' swate,
Wld cheeks llko the roses,
An' all the red posies
That grow In her garden so nate.
Hut I sat Just as mute as the dead,
'J 111 she said, wld a toss uv her head,
"If I'd known that to-day
Ye'd have nothln' to say,
I'd have gone wld mo cousin Instead."
Thin I flit meselt grow very bowld,
Yor I knew she'd not scold If I towld
Uv the love at mo heart.
That would never depart
Though I lived to be wrinkled an' owld.
An' I said; "It I dared to do so,
I'd lit go uv this basto, an' I'd throw
Both arms round yer waist,
An' be stealln' a tasto
Uv thlm Hps that are coaxln' mo" so."
Thin sho blushed a more llllgantred.
And she said, without raisin' her head,
An' her eyes lookln' down,
'Neath her lashes so brown,
"Would yer llko mo to dhrive, SUsther Ted
An Animated War Map.
When Chaso Martin walked nut there waa
a general stare. He had a black eye, a bit
ten ear, a sore nose, blood on his chin, and
more scratches on his face than there ar
spokes in a buggy wheel.
Beeu down on tho Danube?" asked
his Honor, as the prisoner hung to the rail
ing. "I don't know whero It wa," was the an
"Well, what happened ?"
"Oh, nothing much."
"Did yon run against a wind-mill or a
cage of wildcats?"
"No, sir; I think I had a little fuss with
"You drank a glass of ginger ale and then
wouldn't pay for It, th ?
"That was it, sir, and lie flew mad about j
"How long did it take him to currycomb
you otf in this style?"
"I don't believe it was over five minutes,
"And what was your defence?'!
"I was thirsty."
"Well, the supply of glnger,ale at the
Houso of Conection gavo out last'tilght, but
tucv have cot licans of water un there. Ynu
.11 , 1 ., f KiTld., nu
you insist on marble wasli basins nnd' all r
u"iu- or l oi'uin bayinqs.-
Man proposes, but God dispoies. Thomas
, A' kempit,
t-.. 1 . .. .
, ie" ito man never. Thomas 'lu.
A m'a house is his castle.-Edward
Out of mind as -oon as out of sight
I .... .
. Illfi"e "llle room.-ChrUtc-
He that is down needs fear no fall.-
l'ity is aklu to love. '1 homas South
erns. By robbiug I'eter he paid Paul. Francis
Choose an author as you choose a friend.
Earl of Itescominon.
In An auctioneer once advertised a lot of
- chairs which, he said, "had been used bj
school children without backs."