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Columbia County Official Dlroctory.
l'rosldent Judsro William Etwell.
Associate Judges I. K Krlckiuum, P, L. Hhuraan.
I'mllionolan , ic 11, Frank Zorr.
Court stenographer M. N. Walker.
I jHter Itiiooi-iljr-willlamson II. Jncoby.
llstrlet Attorney lolin M.Clark,
survo or-lsaac Denltt.
Treasurer l)r II. W.McRcynolds.
j nnilsstoners John llerner, 8. W. MoIIenry,
Joseph sands. "
Commissioners' Clerk William Krlekbaum,
Au.lltors-M. v. li. mine, 1. 11. Casey, K. II. Brown.
Coroner-Charles O. Murpli, ,
0,ttry commissioners-Jacob ty. Fritz, William II.
( omit Superintendent William It. Snyder.
niooui Poor l)lstriet-llroctors-o. p. Knt, Scoit,
Win. Kramer, liloomsburg and Thomas iteeco,
loo t, 0. P. Cnt, Secretary.
Bloamsburg Official Diroctory.
Pr ild nt, of T ' rn Council D. Lowonberg,
Clerk W. Witt.
tin t of I'oll'o-M. C Woodward
Pr oldi'titof uns Company s, Knorr,
Hecrctnry-c. W, .Miller.
iiki.i muurk' llunkini? company .lohn . Funston,
Pr Men , II. II. (iro z, Cashier.
Fin .fa lonal Hank-Charles 11. Pnxion, resident
f. P. Tuslln, cashier.
Cultimlila Count MU'Ual Having Fund nnd Loan
S' (i"l i lonE. II. Lit lo, Prcslden', C. W. .Miller,
Illooniiburg Ilutldtngond savin? FundAssoclatlon
-Wm. Peacock, President,.!, II. Uoblson, Secretary.
liloomsburg .Mu ual Having Fund Assocla Ion J.
J, lirowcr, l'reslden , C. (1. Ilarkley, Secretary.
Ho. J. P. Tus in, (Supply.)
S'lo.lav services 1 a a m and ays p. m.
Stinda school 9 a. in.
Pravor Meeting Every Wednesda evening at s$
S..a s froo. Tho public are Invl crt lo nttend,
ST. MATTHEW'S liUTIIEllANCnunCU.
Minister -Ilcv.J. ccr6n.
' un.uy Services 10) a. m. and djtfp. hi.
Sunday School 0 a. m.
ir.i er .Moo lug Uvery Wednesday evening a' 6,
Seats free. Nopewsrcii'ed. AH arc welcome.
Minister Iter. Stuart Ml'-hcll.
Sunday Services lojtf a. m. and l) p. m.
Sunday School-9 a. in.
Pra er Moo ln Uvery Wednesday evening a- Gx
f'as free. No pews rented. Strangers welcome.
MBT1I0DIST KNSCOIAI. CIIUKCII.
Presiding Elder ltcv. N. S. Ihickltuham.
Minis or Iter. 51. smjser.
sundnv services 1 and 0 p. m.
sunda school p. m.
Iilbl Class-Kver .Monday evening at otf o'clock.
Voiing 'ten's Pra er Meo lug liverv Tuesday
veningn o.s, o'clock.
(leneral Prayer .Meeting Uvery Thurhday evening
Corner of Third and Iron streets.
Pastor Hov. (1. U. (lurlcy.
Sunday Services 10K a. m. and T p. m.
SunJav school 9 a. m.
rrayer Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All are luvttcd Thcro is always room.
6T. PAUL'S CHUItCII.
'teclor ItbvL. Zahner.
Sundav Servlcos ins a. m., lys p. m.
Sunday School u a. in.
First Sunday In tho month, Holy Communion.
Services preparatory to Communion on Friday
svenlng bctore tho st Sunday In each month.
I'oh a rented; but everybody welcome.
i-restdlng Klder liov. A. L. lteeser.
Jllnl'ter Hcv. J. A. Irvlno.
Sunday Service 0 p. in., In tho Iron Street Church.
Pra er Meeting livery Sabbath at a p. m.
All nro Invited. All nro welcome,
TUB CIIUKCII OP CliniST.
Meets In "tlio HI tin llrlck Church on tho hill,"
known as tlio Welsh lUptlst ChurcU-on Itock street
east of Iron.
llegulnr meeting for worship, every Lord'a day af
ternoon at 31$ o'clock,
seats freo ; and the public are cordially Invited to
OCIIOOL OIIDKUS, blank, iiisfpiTnlednnd
O neatly bound In small books, on hand and
for aalo at the Columbian (mice.
BLANK THlMDS, onT'arcTii.i.'nt ami Linen
Paper, common nnd for Admlnls rators, Execu
tors and trustees, for Halo cheap at tho Columbian
M AllKIAOK CKItTIl'ICATKfa jiut printed
and for salo at tho Colombian onlce. Minister-,
of the (losrel and Justices should supply them
selves with theso necessary articles.
USTICRS and ConotaTiW Kee-Hilln for sale
at tho Columbian ofllco. They contain the cor
rected fees ns established by tho last Act of tho Leg
slatnreupon tho BUbJoct. Every Justice and Con
stable should havn one.
KNOUi: NOT ICS just printetl and for sale
CllUUp UV IUU VUi-UAlMAPt UllH.t,
CLOCKS. WATCHES, JtC.
E. SAVAdK, Deater in Clocks, Watche
and Jewelry, Main 8t., Just below tho Central
C (. BARKLEY, Attorney-at-Law. Office
, hi Ilrower'a building, Sud siory, Ilooms 4 6.
DIt. WJI. SI. KEUEK, Surgeon and I'liysi
clan. omco H. L". corner itock andMaiket
T h7"eVANS, M. D., Surgeon and I'hysi
) . clan, (omco and Ilesidcnce on Third street,
T li. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon nnd Pliy
J , Blclan, north side Main street, below Market.
11. JtOMSON, Attorney-at-Law.
In Hartman'a building, Main street.
K0SEN8T0CIC, J'liotograplier, over
, Clark & Wolf's Store, Main street.
AVID LOWENBEIIO, Merchant Tailor
Mam St., above central Hotel.
8. KUHN, dealer ii. Meat, Tallow, etc.,
Ccntro street, between Second and Third.
HEN YOU WANT A F1KST-CLA6S
SHAVK or an) thing In the TO.NbOKIAL LIN fc
JAMES REILLVd KAKBEtt SHOP,
THE BEST IN TOWN,
Under F.ichango Hotel, liloomsburg, Pa.
TM. H, ABUOTT, Attorney-at-Law, Main
W M. L. EYERLY,
Collections piou.pt!) made and remitted, omce
wanted? $50 to $200 Per Month
A Nkw, Clear and Concisb
Commencing with tho earliest periods, closing
lMai-Lli. lfiTT. vnltimfM fif IhH Wniirt'H L'rt'iit. (jriiiiil
u is wry in one, ANCitNT. aiidplk aoes, ami piou-
KHN,iuciuuintr History or riuu'Duiai kkiuuhioii,
Inauguration rf l'iii.t(lfnt nnd lurklfth dlfll.
CUttlea. A bouktjf tlirilllnir lultribt and nut verbal
ueed' pt-lli taster tUau au otlier. Ittautlful Mus
tratlons, low mlces, quick tales extra tfrma. clrcu-
itvts. a uurtoa J, l. J1 cuu III' i dc t-AJ.s riiiiauci'
pala, ra.; Clnclnnat!, O.j CWcoco, 111.; Ht. Louis,
Babcock & Wyeth's Ads
IS tat'en Intrnnllv. ntifl VriLltlvolv enro.llhMtma.
tlnUl. (iOUL NRIirnlirif, nml I innhjipfi rir-lilil hu
Wbo esale ana IteUUJ Uruggtstii everywhere, bend
UBLPUKKPT1NK & BKNTLKV,
Oct t, "78,-ly. 8 & W
ALU, U I AOB. JNO. K, rrYUlIK. C1IAS. , MWABIIS
WJI. It. 1IAQEN11UCII,
Kniib, I i jinlci- &KcHvarilNj
tct t0 wwdlct Uorbcyft Eons, sa Market
lmportrs and dealers In
CHINA, GLATS AND QUEENSWARE,
" market Btrett, J'hlladelphla.
Jue wn-ly 0r"''11"J UMl A6SOT,ca
o! I. BwraS7 ' ElitorsandProjrlcters.
i It. J.CltUTTER,
PHYSICIAN & 8UHOKON,
omce, North Market Btrect,
Cfsies-noom No. 1, ' Columbian" Building.
ATTORN E Y-A T-L A W,
Rlfla ...wi-n, iviuu i.BUl DUU MlUkCb
onico In Ilrower'a building, second floor, room No.
N. P. fVKK. u E, WALLER.
FUNK & WALLER,
ALto nuys-af I-n v,
OBlco In COLEJimAN Bcildino. Jan, 19, '77-ly
Q V. & W. J. IIUCKALEW,
onico on Main Street, first door below Courtllouse
I'. .t J. M. CLARK,
oillco In Ent s Pudding,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
ofkice Adjoining c. Ii. & v. J. Buckalew.
II. LITTLE. KOB'T. H, LITTLE,
-s IT P. ti T T TfnmT -r
' 11. IV IV. IV. 1 lil'j,
EBusiness beforo tho IT. s. PatentOIUce attended
onice In the Columbian Building. 38
: tiOCKW'AY & ELWELL,
A T TO It N J5 Y S-A T-L A W,
Columiuan duii.di.no, liloomsburg, Pa.
CMembcrs of tho United Slates Law Association.
oitccuons maoo in any part of America or Europe.
Feb 18, '76.
Onien In "Knt Pdildinu." Illnomshurfr. Pit., near
II O W E L L,
onlce In Hartman'a Block, second floor, corner
Main and Market Streets,
R. J. L. RABIi,
Main Street. ODnoslto EnlscoDal Church. Blooms-
Jir Teeth extracted without pain.
BROWN'S HOTEL, liloomsburg, Pa., B.
Stohner, Proprietor. Accommodations flrst-
'lass. t i.ga to n.iiu per oay. nesiaurant aitacnea.
p M. DRINKER, GUN and LOCKSMITH.
Se Ing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
paired. OrEKA Uocse Building, Bloomsburg, Pa.
'j, would announce totbo citizens of Blooms
ourir and vicinity that ho has lust received a full and
completo assortment of
WALL PAPEH, WINDOW SHADES,
FIXTURES, CORDS, TASSELS,
and all other goods In his line of business All the
newest anil most approved patterns of tho day arc
always to bo found In his establishment, Main street,
yiLLIAM Y. K ESTER,
Corner of Main and West Mrrcts, three doors below
J. K, Ejtr's store, Blocutburg, Pa.
All orders nrommly attended to and satisfaction
April xi, 'ii-ii
REAS BROWN'S INSURANCE AGEN
CY, Exchango Hotel, Bloomsburg, ra.
lttna, Ins Co., ofllartford, Connecticut... 6,600,000
Liverpool, Imdon and Olobo . !0, o,
lioyaiof Liverpool 13 soo.owi
Lancanshlrti 10,000, 00
Fire Association, Philadelphia 3,100,000
Atlas of Hartford c 0,000
Farmers Mutual of Danvuio 1,000,000
Danville Mutual 7ts,0
Homo. New York S.eiO.OOO
Commercial Union 17,000,000
The Oolnmbian Law Docket.
A complete record for tho uho of attorneys. .Con
veniently arranged for tho docketing of all cases
containing 6P0 pages, with double Index. This Is
the most completo book for lawyers that la pub.
Published by Brockway & Elwell
Editors aud Proprietors of the Columbian,
33X,003VrS33T7TtGr, 3? A.
J, H. MAIZE'S
contains tho largest stock of
QflteEswe, Glassware, WmflGnw are,
Canned rrnits, Dried rruits,
to bo found In Columbia county,
A i oiiiilct- Ahgiirfmciit
always on hand. Call and examine.
Jan 1, lt.1T.
V AINWRIGU.T & CO.,
N, E. Corner Second and Arch Streets,
TEAS, SYHCrS, COFFEE, SDQAH, MOLASSES
xici, incxs, B1CASI SODA, 40., to.
lanomera will receive prompt attention.
ny vlrtuo of sundry writs to mo directed will
bo exposed to publlo salo at tho Court House In
Bloomsburg, at ono o'clock p. m. on
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3d, 1877,
tho following real estate to-wlt 1
All that certain tract of unseated land sltuato In
.Miniln township, Columbia county, bounded by land
of Daniel Nungesser, Abram Schwepponlielser and
others-containing two hundred acres more or less.
Ono lot of ground sltusto In thoTownotMlfllln
vllle, Columbia county, bounded and described as
follows t On tho north by sd street, east by lot of
loscrh Masteller, Biuth by ad or .Main street, west
by lot of A. J. lluekabw, whereon aro erected a frame
houso. barn and out-bulldlogs.
Ono lot of ground sllnaio tn Minilnvlllo, Columbia
oounty, Pennsylvania, bnunded on the north by 2d
street, cast by street south by 8a or Main street,
west by lot John of Keller, being M feet front and
830 feet deep.
All the defendant's title tn one lot of ground sltu
ato In Mifhfnvllle, Columbia county, Pennsjlvanla,
bounded on tho north by Sd street, east by lot of
lohn Keller south by 8d or Main street and west by
lot of Theodore redder,
All tho defendant's title In four lots of ground slt
uato In tho town of Miminvllle, Columbia countv,
Pennsylvania, bounded on the north by Sd or Main
street east by street, south by 4th street, an I
west by lot of Michael Knlltle, containing ono and-a-half
acres more or less:
Seized, taken Into execution and to bo bom as tho
proporty of John Keller,
On nil that certain lot of land sltuato In Briar
creek township Columbia couuty, Pa., bounded and
described as follows to wit: On tho north by land of
Jesse Illcks, eait by lands of Daniel Purcel, south by
Susquehanna Itlver, and west by land of 1). A. Bow
man, containing ano hundred and sK acres and 17
perches j on which Is erected a Two Story Brick
Dwelling House, Framo Barn and other buildings,
An Island In tho Susquehanna Illver opposlto tho
above and to be sold In connection therewith con
taining about 14 acres.
Ono other plcco of land adjoining tho above con
taining 11 acres and 8 perches described In two
pieces as follow s : ono bounded on the east by land of
lato Stephen Thomas, south by Susquehanna ltlv
west by Wm. L. I'reas and north by tho Canal, con-
tainieg 89 acres and 27 perches. The other bounded
by land of .Mrs. Sponenberger, Daniel Purcell, Pub
lic Hoad, and the Canal containing 4 acres and SI
seized, taken Into execution and to bo sold as tho
property of Wm, L. I'reas.
On tho follow Ing described lot or plecoot ground
situate In the Town of Bloomsburg, Columbia coun
ty, Penns) Ivanla, bounded on tho north by an alley,
cast by Iron street, south by lot of Thomas Vannat-
ta and west by lot of Jane Mclirlde, being about ono
hundred feet front on Iron street and sixty-six feet
deep on alley, whereon Is erected a Framo Dwelling
House, a Frame wagon-maker shop and blacksmith
shop. Said lot will bo Bold to suit purchasers, cither
In the whole or In two parcels. One lot of about 0"
Icet front on Iron street, contatng tho wagon maker
shop and smith shop, and the baUncu about 60 feet
on samo street, containing the dwelling house.
Seized, taken Into execution and to be sold as tho
property of A. S. Crossley.
All that certain real estate sltuato In Main town
ship, Columbia county, Pennsylvania, bounded and
described as follows, to-wit: On tho north by land
of Jubn Gearhart, on the east by landot Joseph Uel
ger, on tho west byUnd of ,on the south by
public road, containing nfty-Ix acres moro or less.
Seized, taken Into executlm and to be sold as the
property of Isaac Ycttcr.
The following real estato situate In Madison
township, Columbia county, Pennsylvanla,deserlbed
as follows: Bounded on tho north by James Kin
len and Funston, east by Kinney Shuitz. south by
heirs of J. W. tllrton and west by Wm. McNlnch et.
al containing eighty ares more or less, whereon
are erected a framo dwelling house, framo 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 the north and west by land
of Mary L. Hopper, on tho south and east by publlo
road, containing one-half aero more or less, whereon
aro erected a framo dwelling house with tho appur
tenances. Seized, taken Into execution and to be sold as tho
property of William Hopper.
Tho following tract of land Eltuato In Montour
township, Columbia county, Pennsj lvanla,described
as follows, to-nlt: On the north by lands of Gideon
cist, east In land of lacob (Urton, Bouta by land
widow digger, west bv land of Ellas Glggcr,
containing twenty-six acres tnore or less, whereon
aro erected a dwelling house, bamand out-bulld
Seized, taken Into execvtlon and to bo Bold as the
property of Christian Heist.
aDITIONS OF SALE Purcha&ers must pay
ten per cent of the purchase money, or at least
enough to cover all costs at slrlklng donnof sale
otheiwlso property to bo resold at once.
JOHN W. HOFFMAN,
aug. 10, 77-ta Sheriff.
p ROTIIONOTARY'S NOTICE.
Notice Is herebv clven that Henry D. Knorr. Com
mittee of Levi Mtlltr, n lunatic, has tiled an account
In tho omce of the 1'rothonotary of Columlla coun
ty, wnien wniLe prctenua to the court for connr-
matlonon the fourth day of September next and If
no exceptions be nied v. 111. lu tour dais thereafter,
the samo will be conllrmcd.
Also the acconntof C. W. Miller. Trusteo to re
ceive and pay out moneys duo on mortgages from
aiiuu jiintT uuu 1 evi a. niuiuy anu j. ft. vMKm&ii 10
Levi A. llldloy which will be prebented to the Court
at tho Ban 0 time and subject to tho Bamo condl-
nous lorcennimaiion as me aoovo account.
Also, tho account of B. J. Slcllenry. Cemrrltteo o
WclUver A. Kline, a lunatic, which will be present
(il to the Court at the tame time, ann tublect to the
famo conditions (or connrmutlon as the above ac
11. FKANK ZAltlt, Frothy.
July 0. lS77-aug. s-w
rT.i JI7"TT "I mall one and one-balf dozen
1 IVl V 1 I v lithe most beautiful new
romos. In French ell color, ever sten for fl.OO.
1 bev are mounted In 8 x lo black enamel and cold
mats, oval opening and outsell an) thing now tefore
the imbllc. '1 wo samples lor 20 cents, or tlx samples
for to cents, send 10 tents for grand Illustrated cat
alogue with Chromoof Moonlight on tho Hnlne, or
20 cents for two landscapes and Calla Lilies on
black giound. J. LATHAM CO., 419 ashtngton
street Boston, Mass. Headquarters for Chromes
Engravings and ArtA JTOKTUjN E.
June s, 17 June Mpuintcr ulu uiicur Jr.dC,
Lands for Sale.
First class stock farms, excellent Agricultural
lands, and the best Tobacco region In the West
short lntrrg, no grasshoppers, orderly society,
goodmarke'danda healthy country. Low Prices!
long credit I
r ree iransnortation from St. Louis to the lands
ftmlshed purchasers. For further information, ad-
arena a. l DUAnc.
Land commissioner St. Louis and San Francisco
ity. uo., n. vy. cor, Mitn anu vtainut streets, st
Louis, Mo. J w & co aug, 10,17 4W
rifl TV Great chance to make money. If you
I -t I 1 1 . 1 I can get gold ou con get green
vuiJL, bucks. vo need a person every
where to take subscriptions to the largest, cheapest
and Ust Illustrated family put Mention la the world.
Any one can become a successful agent. The most
elegant works of art given free to sub..cr hers. The
erlee Is so low that almost everybody subscribes,
ne agent reports making overt to In a week. A
lady agent reports taking over 400 sulwcnbers In ten
dava. Alt who eniraco niaku monev fun-, vmimn
aevote all your time to the business, or only your
snare lime. You need not be away irom home over
nlgbt. You can do It as well as others. Fullpartlo
ulars. directions and terms free. Elegant and ex
nenstve outnt free. If you want nronunia work
senl us your address at once, it costs nothing to
try the business. No one who engages falls 10 make
great, far. Auurcoa --jut, 1 eopio a journal, rorv-
wuiu, jiuiiv, aug, 111,11-iy
Is not eisllr earned In thcui tlmra hni it
I can be made In three months tivam nnn
f of either sex, in any pan of the country
holsulDUg to work steadily at the employment
that we furnish. IfioDCr wetklnvour own town.
You neea not ue away irum nome over mgut. you
can give vow w holo lime 10 the wotlt. or only your
spare momenta, it costs nothing to try tho buu-
neas. Terms ana w outnt freo. Addict 11 once.
., 1 1 . IV. Iv.rftiin,, V, 1. ....
BLOOMSBURGr, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
PUItSUED BY WOLVES.
A ItACH rotl LIFE IN A RUSSIAN FOREST.
"And so, mine host, you wish to frighten
me with tho old fabled cry of 'Wolf ;' no,
no I it won't do. You don't Btipposo a few
cowardly rascals like your wolves nro going
to frighten two such old hunters ns myself
and Paulo, here ? What say you, l'aulo ?"
nnd tho speaker, n tall fair-haired young
Englishman, turned to his companion, who
stood in tho rear and exhibited the respect
ful familiarity of a confidential servant j a
man who had passed the prime of life, but
was yet hale and strong j a thorough picture
of tho truo Muscovite.
"I will drivo wherever the master orders,"
was the quiet reply.
"Good I I know that, Paulo. And our
host thinks to keep us here when a glorious
welcome la waiting us at GrovonofT palace,
only three leagues away, by tho fanciful
story that the wolves aro about. For my
own part I should like a spot shot at them.
But I forgot, there's Isabellc, and sho might
not caro to venture."
"Don't mind me, Harry," replied a soft
voice at his elbow, proceeding from a grace
ful young lady who had at that moment
entered the apartment, holding in her arms
an infant, "I am as anxious to reach the
palace to-night ns you can be. Is not dear
Alexis waiting for mo? You forget I have
not seen him these three months ; and baby
iiere wants to ue presented to his father.
"Not a doubt," was tho laughing reply.
"Well, wo had better see about starting.
Paulo, get tho sledge round."
'Will your excellency order the bells to
be taken oft"; they attract tho wolves," in
terposed the host.
"Not I, indeed. The horses would not
get along without them It encourages them;
besides, I like the music of the bells on tho
frozen air ; and if tho wolves nro to come,
they come, bells or not."
The innkeeper bowed and withdrew. Now
while the party are settling themselves
comfortably in the sledge, let us briefly ex
plain who they are, that they find themselves
at a Hufsian outpost late On a harsh winter
night. Harry Fordyce, who has been on a
hunting tour wi'h his trusty servant, Paulo,
a thorough hunter and trapper, has appoint
ed to meet his sister on her way from Eng
land, where sho has b;en spending the sum
mer, anil escort her to her husband, a Rus
sian noble, who, as governor of a district, is
located on an outlying post far removed from
civilization. The journey has been accom
plished, up to the timo of our meeting them
without accident ; but, putting up to rest
their horses at a waysido inn, three leagues
from their destination, the landlord endeav
ors to persuade them from proceeding by in-
lorming them that the pine forest which lies
midway between tho little village and the
palace is infested with a pack of wolves
but the auswer to this has already been
Now then. Paulo, shake the reins and
we'll be off. You are all right, Isabelle,"
turning to tho lady, "perfectly safe and
warm, and the littlo ono V queries our he
"Quite, thank you."
And waring his hand to tho innkeeper,
Paulo shakes the reins, and the slcdga with
its three horses dashes over tho hard snow
with a speed and ease hardly equaled by
any other conveyance in tho world, and at
this pace the pine wood is ueared. Hut
Paulo is an old hand, nnd almost impercep
tibly slacken tho speed of his horses, allow
ing them to take breath, as he knows
that they may require all their strength be
fore the forest is passed. With one hand
holding too reins, ho looka calmly to tho
priming of a pair of revolvers and then,
quietly leaniog over to his master, whispers
in his ears.
"All right," is tho solo response, but the
young Englishman as quietly looks to the
adjustment of a breech-loading rifle which
has hitherto been concealed by a fur rug,
and brings his cartridge belt nearer to his
The forest is entered by this time, and the
deep shade thrown by tho gigantic pines
creates a darkness almost as intense as that
of night to tho party who have just come
outol the glare of the snow ; tho ono relief
to tho solemn Bhado is the long road stretch
ing out in its whiteness, and in its winding
and turning looking almost like a living
serpeut. No sooner are tho party well with-
iu tho shade of inhospitable and grim-looking
trees, than Paulo begins to peer about
him, now forward, now to tho right and now
to tho left, and on the snow covered ground,
but evidently he sees nothing to alarm him,
when Buddeuly ho exclaims "Hah 1" and
gives the reins that he has been holding
in his hand a shako that Beems to send a
thrill through the hnrsetyvho have also Been
or heard something that they do not like,
for they throw back their ears, and tho thirk
spume flakes fly from their mouths as they
chafo at the bits.
Isabella, who has beeu dozing, suddenly
opens her eyes at tho jerk which has been
given to the sledge, and in accents of terror
exclaims : "What are those eyes amoneat
the trees on the hill 1"
No need to nsk a socoud time, as the
hoarse bowlings, which had been but mut
terings mingling with tho sighing of the
wind through the leafless branches, now
swell into a loud chorus, and a pack of.
wolves tlasu from the trees after the sledge
and its inmates, and then ensued a race for
life indeed. The bones were as sensible of
the danger as their human freight, and
plunged along with all the speed of thorough
bred animals. Attracted by the cry of the
child and the alarming shriek of its mother
the fierce pursuers came up on that side of
the sledge nearest to them, and seemed de
termined to leap into It, They were close
alongside, their hot breath could almost be
felt, while the glare of their fierce-looking
eves was terrifying. At this moment l'aulo
pulled out his revolver and fired, and the
one nearest the bide rolled over and bit the
dust In his death agonies, but the others,
nothing daunted, leaped over the body of
their dying comrade and kept up the chase.
Harry leveled his rlllo aud another beast
rolled over, Just then one who appeared to
ue the leader sprang at the nearest horse and
bung on his side, whllo the affrighted anl
mal plunged and struggled to Buch a degree
as lo threaten the overthrow of tho sledge
To reload and tire was for the experienced
hunter but tho work of a moment, and the
none was ireea from Jiu assailant,
Paulo had not been idlo. His revolvers
had told moro than onco upon tho hungry
pack, but they were pressing closer and
closer,and it seemed as though they mu?t bo
eventually sacrificed to tho rapacity of tho
wolvcs.when a turn in tho road showed them
that the forest waa nearly ended, and that
tho remaining portion of tho journey ran
through an open country, whero tho wolves
would doubtless hesltalo to follow j Indeed,
tho paco had been such that they were al
ready falling off, and a shot or two more
from tlio rifle and rovolvcr seemed to check
their on rush. Hut it was as if they were
only concentrating their energies for a fresh
chargeor just as tho forest was clenred.they
surrounded thosledgo ou nil sides.and Paulo
had just time to fire at tho first on ono side,
when, turning quickly, he lodged the con
tents of another barrel in tho brain of ono
that had already mounted tho sledge.
But this was tho final chnrgo. Once in tho
open fields the cowardly beasts turned tail and
slunk back to their uativo wilds, while our
travelers reached GrovonofT palace in safety,
but did not easily forget, amid the festivities
that awaited them, the terrible race for life
they had run on that harsh winter's night.
A Itcnianco of Fort Ucorge Island.
Fort George Island a winter resort at
the mouth of the St. John's itiver, Florida,
which is coming into fashion is tho sub
ject of an enthusiastic writer in Scribner for
September, who relates tho following story :
The young owner of the Island, cultivat
ing hundreds of acres and raising enormous
crops of cotton and sugar, ued to build
kchooners in a ship-yard of his own, and
imported slaves directly from tho African
coait, selling to his neighbors such as he
did not want Ho was unmarried. Per
haps no ono of tho daughters of the neigh
boring planters could be persuaded to share
the lonely llfo which could hardly have ap
peared attractive in any woman's eyes; per
haps ho preferred a life of freedom and in
dependence. However that may have been,
ho was in tho habit of going occasionally tn
Africa himself, and of buying his slaves
from tho nativo chiefs, who disposed in this
way of their prisoners of war.
During one of these visits, while engaged
in bargaining, ho was struck with tho grace
and beauty of the chief's young daughter, a
child often years old. He proposed to buy
her, but she was a favorite child and her
father could not part with her. Persuasions
were for a time unavailing, but at length
the savage father, unable to resist the glit
ter of the white man's gold.agreeJ to part
with his child upon condition that she would
bo treated with consideration and brought
up as becomes a king's daughter. The
planter promised, aud, Btrange to Bay,
he kept his word. She was kindly cared
for and well educated, and iu courso of time
became thn planter's lawful wife. She had
accoidingto tradition, with tho exception
of a dark skin, none of the usual negro char
acteristics. Hfr haudsomo features were
regular, her hair smooth, her presence dig
nified and commanding. Her husband
seems never to have regretted his unusual
course, and her influence over her captive
countrymen was unbounded. In addition
to her position and superior intelligence
was the consideration of her native rank,
which to them at least was a sourco of un
The establishment was kept up in almost
princely style. The sons were sent to Eng
land to bo educated ; for tho daughters
French and English governesses wero pro
cured, and established in separate houses
near the mansion ; whito artisans of various
kinds were constantly employed, making
quite a large community usido from the
hundreds of slaves upon tho island. And
over all this, in her husband's long nnd fre
quent absences, reigned our dusky princess,
as absolute in her insular domain as her sav
age father in his nativo wilds. She had a
strong and powerful mind, and womanly
kindness aud sympathy as well. One old
negro, who died soma timo since, so old that
jio one could remember film as other than
old, used to tell how he was brought over
when young to this island, where ho had
lived ever since, and how he and others,sick
and exhausted, were ministered to by the
missis' " own hands, nnd how they all lov
ed her and always prayed, "Lord bless
Ma'am Hannah 1" Every morning as she
tood upon this very Bpot tlio field hands
parsed in review before her, each gang with
its driver, going to their daily work. She
nspected them all, picking out such as were
unfit for labor and sending them to the hos
pital or to lighter tasks ; and every night
11 tho samo spot sho heard a report of the
day, examined into all complaints, aud with
strict justico adjudged each offender's pun
ishment; and without her order uot a lash
could be given.
(iauibliug as a Trade.
Chamberlain, the great gambler, has fail
ed, and failed badly. His debts aro astound
ingten thousand dollars for meat, ten
thousand for liquor.six thousand for clothes.
The fact is that Chamberlain's business, as
tho colored people sing, is "Sometimes up,
and sometimes down," Ono night his bank
is loaded down with gold. The next night
ho could not buy a box of cigars. Yet the
glitter, glare and glow of the institution,
the fine furniture, the clink of the gold, and
the sumptuous tables, free as a hydrant, do
their work on the unwary as really as if
gambling was a paying business. There are
men In New York, however, who follow
gambling as a trade who have done bo for
years and who have made money by it
Not one In ten thousand could imitate them.
These men live in flue style In fashionable
New York. Their houses aro elegantly
furnished, and their tables are suinniu msly
supplied. Their business is unknown, and
they pass as brokers. Their families move
iu good bociety, and occupy high-priced
pows In fashionable churches. These men
act on u rigid rule, from which they never
depart. They do not drink, they sinoko
sparingly, keep their heads clear, and have
command over their nerves. They play every
night, 'luey play while they win, if It Is
till daylight. They limit their losses. They
can lose fifty dollars, or three hundred dol
lars, aud not fell It, Wow high or blo'w
low, they never go beyond this. They be
lieve in luck, and when luck Is against them
they retire. Out of the thousands of gam
biers, not ten have made money over the
A Turkish Romance
THR PACHA WHO NKVKlt BAW A PAIK OF
ui.ovr.3 now a pooh Austrian be
came CHIEF OF THE OTTOMAN ARMY.
The great facts of tho Eastern war do not
enter Into our htunblo province; but we may
glean a few anecdotes on tho heroes of this
Iliad. Here is one related by Mr. Edmund
Texier, which cannot fall to interest our
About fifteen or twenty years ago, a young
man presented himself at Widdlu, aud asked
for Hussein Pacha, tho commandant of that
place. This young man was as handsome as
a woman, nnd as imposing as a demigod.
His complexion was whito and clear, his
eyes soil and penetrating, and his form slen
der and vigorous. The Turks, who nro sup
erstitious about countenances, received him
with cordiality, and pointed out to him the
Pacha s dwelling.
Husseiu had encamped beforo Wlddin, iu
a superb tent. Tho young tiukuown pre
sented himself for an audience just ns Hus
seiu awoko iu a very bad humor.
"What do you want?" asked he, roughly.
of tho importunate solicitor.
To enter tho service of your excel
'I have too many servants already.
In Turkey men of the most humblo con
dition may offer preseuts to a great noble
man, without infringing ou customs. The
young man drew from his pocket a small
package, carefully enveloped.whlch ho hand
ed to tho Pacha, entreating him to accept it.
What are these?" said tho pacha, when
ho had opened tho package.
"Gloves, your excellency."
"And what are they ?"
"When you march in the sun, its rays will
not burn your hands, (those of Hussein
wero very while), and when you hold the
bridle of your horso your fingers will not be
wounded by thejhardness of tho leather."
"And how are these gloves put on ?"
The young man put a glovo ou the pa
"Now the ether,"
I he young man complied. Husseiu then
clapped his hands throe times, and held
them over his head, while the oflicers of his
suite entered and looked wonderingly at tho
Thanks to these, which were a long time
the admiration of tho pacha and his staff,
the unknown was admitted to tho service of
Hussein, nnd became his confidential aid-de
Now this unknown youth was Michael
Hattas, originally from Croatia, formerly
sub-inspector of bridges aud causeways iu
Austria at present Ooier Pacha, genoral-in
chief of tho Ottoman army. How came this
young man without a country, this fugitive
without resources, this German turned Turk
to risk his future destiny on a pair of gloves?
This history is not less curious than that of
his audience with Husseiu Pacha.
The fourth son of Peter Hattas, a poor
and noble Austrian lieutenant, Michael was
Id his childhood so delicate that lie lived
only by a prodigy of maternal love. At
eighteen he was appointed superintendent
of tho bridges and causeways of Carlstadt.
At twenty ho was nominated sub-inspector
at Zaro, in Dalmatia. Compromised in a po
litical affair, ho exiled himself and gained
tho lurkish frontier with a few sequins in
Tho first Ottoman village which ho trav
ersed being Outer Unas, he took the name
ofOmer with the turban, and advanced at
random into the province of Uosnia.. Some
wagoners met him, attacked him, robbed
him, took away oven his clothes, and left
him almost uaked on tlio public road A
peasant furuished him with a garment and a
little mouey. He arrived thus at Boujalaka ,
wuero he entered the shop 01 a merchaut as
Here a consolation awaited him, which
had nearly turned him from the arduous
paths which led to glory. Tho merchant
hail a charming daughter. Omer perceived
it by tho beatings of his heart. The younE
girl, on her part, could not see without emo
tion this exilo pursued by fate, thisbravo
and skilled engineer reduced to tho cond
tion of a clerk, this whito and delicate but
energetic and valiant and, which trembled
at holding a pen instead of a uword, Tho
two young people uuderstood each other
without speakiug, aud tho father compre
bended them iu his turn, without needing
Ono fiue morniug ho sent to Omer two
caskets. Tho one contained a wedded ring
his and tho inventory of business, the other
a purso full of gold and a Damascene saber,
Omer divined tho choice which was offered
to him the fortune of tho merchant and
the hand of his daughter, or departure and
a military life, with the expenses of tho
jouruey to the nearest camp.
Omer kept the book and tho ring, and re-
stored to the merchant the saber and purso,
The next day tho two young people were
alfiauced amid a joyous family festival. But
ou the day after, the young girl, overcome
with happiness, fell ill, to riso no moro,
Tho father and lover watched over her eight
nays and nights, and tearfully received her
fast sigh. Then tho merchant, .taking tho
saber and tho purse, offered theui again to
the young man, Baying to him :
"God has willed it I It was decreed I May
giory he more ;talthful to you than happi
This time Omer veccpted the arm. and
kissing the icy hand of his dead betrothed
took his way toward Widdin, where he bo.
came the aid-de-camp of Hussein, as we
After the death of the pacha of Widdin
Omer repaired to Constantinople, where he
rose rapidly from rank to rank, aud was ap.
pointeu m iiwa ana 180-1, by his merit and
success, to tho supreme command of the Ot
tomau forces against Itussla.
See what a pair of gloves may produce
111 goon nanus.
Mr. George William Curtis, writing of
ouiciai pieceuenco in his "Kusy Chair"
says: "A Senator gave a dinner, and when
the moment arrived, ho turned tn Hm .
lor Senator of the Uulted States, who was
present, and asked him to hand out the
lady of the house. "Hut I see the Secreta.
ry of estate," replied the senior. "No guest
in my house takes precedence of the senior
member of the body that makes Secretaries
or hums," w the lofty reply,"
THE COLUMRIAN. VOL. XI, NO. 33
COLUMBIA DKMOCI1AT, VOL. XLH, NO. U
A Terrible Secret.
AN KNOLISII OREF.NROOM HTOllY THE
SKUI.I. OF A MURDERED WOMAN.
There is a story told In English green
rooms for the truth of which (writes Celia
Logan in tbo New Y ork fiitjiatch) I cannot
vouch. It is to the effect that a certain car
penter, a long, long time ago, murdered his
ife by driving a nail Into her skull. Ho
fled, and the better to conceal his identity
ccame an actor. He roso to eminence, and
the whirling of time and wheel of chance
brought him to the very village in which be
ears beforo had killed his wife, whoso mur
der, however so the story ruu had not been
suspected, her long, black hair concealing
the cruel wound from which the blood had
The part was Hamlet. Whatever memo
ries tho placo evoked, he had sufliclent mas
tery over his feelings to keep them hidden.
The first scene of tho fifth act came on. Tho
theatre stood on what had formerly been a
burial ground, and the property man had
nc t to go far for skulls, but just dug a little
and brought up n dozen or more, and at
night tossed them into tho trap for the grave
digger to shovel on the stage. He handed a
skull to tho Hamlet, saying :
Micro s a skull now linth lain yon iu tho
earth for three-and-twenty-years."
Hamlet Whose was it ?
Gravedigger This same skull, sir, was
lorrick s skull, tho king's jester.
Hamlet took tho skull, saying:
Ho turned palo and staggered, for the
skull had left ou it ono long lock of black
hair. Handed to him upside down, the lock
fell back, revealing a nail in the skull. The
actor recognized it as that of the woman
whom ho had murdered just twenty-three
years before. At this muto evidence of his
guilt coming from tho grave to confront
him, the actor lost his presence of mind and
In his insane utterances he revealed his
terrible secret, and was only saved from pun
ishment by his lellow actors hushing him
up and hurrying him nway. He never re
covered his reason, and died iu a mad houso
raving of the nail in tho skull.
rVbout thirty years ago .1 story was written
by a Frenchman on this samo ghastly sub
ject, laying the scene in privato life in
France, and making the perpetrator of the
deed a woman. It had a great success, and
to this day is occasionally revived, and goes
tho rounds of the newspapers, but old Eng
lish actors insist that it was founded on tho
incidentin theatrical life which I have just
related, and which did transpire on the Brit
All Alabama Tradition.
The River Monster that Swallowed a Deer
and an Indian, but died from tho effects
of Gulping Down the Red Man's Canoe
A correspondent of the Timet, of Gadsden, 1
Ga., writes : I notice that in your paper
have been published imperfect descriptions
of strange water animals of huge size being
seen in the Coosa. That monsters of which
we can find no name in animal history were
in that river many years ago there can bo no
doubt, if the tradition of one which was
killed at the head of the Ten Islands in St.
Clair county, be true. It is said that iu 1810
and 1817, when North Alabama was first be
ing settled by the whites, there came to that
county from Carolina, Jacob Green, the fath
er of Mr. Abe Green, his son-in-law. Mr.
Wood, and perhaps Mr. Dill and Jeremiah
Collins, father of Rev. Jesse Collins, now of
St. Clair, all of whom afterward settled in
that county. When they fust camf- on their
tour of inspection in search of a new home,
they wero attracted to Fort Strother, on the
Coosa, iu consequence of its being the spot
whero Uen. Jackson, in the Creek war, had
nino militiamen and one captain shot for
mutiny in his army, on its march into the
Creek nation, on the opposite side of the
During their visit in search of homes.they
were induced to go on to the islands to as
certain if they, or any of them, were of suffi
cient sizo to make a settlement. In order to
reach them they procured Indian canoes
made of the bark of trees, in which to cross
over tho water to the islauds. These bark
canoes were very small crafts, only of suffi
cient sizo to carry one, or not more than two
persons. Having prepared themselves for
the inspection of tho itJands, they set out,
aud on approaching one, they saw a stranse
animal of immense sizo and length, about
tuo color ot a cat-hsh, but moro in tho shape
01 a snate, which seemed to have drifted
upou the edge of a small island, and was
partly out of tho water, making movements
and contortions like as if it was in the ago
nies of death. They approached it. It was
partly covered by the water aud partly 011
dry land, but was of such enormous sizo and
strange shapo as to baflle all their ideas of
such animals, or their names in tho whole
animal kingdom, but that was certainly a
water animal ot the snake genus. After
watching its movements and holdlnc a Bhort
consultation, they determined to kill it if
bullets would do bo. They then approached
more closely to it and fired several rounds.
until they discovered that it was dead. Tliev
then went to It for a close examination to
ascertain what it really was, and discovered
from the sharp protuberauces and uneven
ness of its body on one side and tho evenness
on the other that there must be Bomethinc
1 IT il 11 - O
in 11. vnen mey discovered that they had
never hcaru or Been or read of such an nnl.
mal, they proceeded with their tomahawks
and butcher knives to open It, and in doing
so, 10 tueir utter amazement and surprise,
they found in it a bark canoe, the horns and
skeleton of a large deer, the skeleton of an
Indian, also an old rifle gun, such as the In-
uians 01 that day used, and a bow and ar.
rows. From finding the above-named art!
cles in it, and their appearance, they conclu
tied that Bomo weeks previous an Indian hadJlSSkct knife, six nicklcs, four green postage
L'ttloil a linn ti t l 1.1.. A 1 ft 1 1 I t . - 1 lt "
killed a deer, put it iu his canoe, aud whilo
crossing tho river, the monster had swallow-
cd the canoe, with the Indian, deer, and
otuer articles in It. The llosh of the Indian
and deer bad been digested but tho canoe,
the gun, the bow and arrows, aud boues
were so Indigestible as to sicken the mon
ster, and so enfeebled it that it had floated
to wheie they fouud ii, and could not escapo
When others came to the country and this
adventure was told them, they wero Incredu
lous, aud prouounced the whole story to be a
lie. Those who had destroyed the monster
became more sensitive, and declined speak
ing of It any more, although they knw it
, to h true,
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THE FAHMEIt'S W1FK.
The fanner enmo In from the field one day !
Ills languid step and his weary way,
Ills bended brow, his sinewy hand,
All showed his work tor the good ot the land ;
For he sows,
And ho hoes,
And ho mown.
All for tho good ot tho land.
Ily tho kitchen fire stood his patient wife.
Light of his home and Joy of his life,
With face all aglow and busy hand.
Preparing tlio meal tor her husband's band,
For sho must boll, '
And she most broil,
And she must toll,
All for tho good ot the homo.
The bright sun shines when tho farmer goes out ;
The birds sing sweet songs, lambs frisk about ;
The brook babbles softly In tho glen
Whllo ho works so bravely for tho good ot men 5
For ho sows,
And ho mows,
And he hoes,
All tor tbo good of tho land.
How briskly the wife steps about within,
The dishes to wash, tho milk to skim ;
The nro goes out, the Dies buzz about
For tho dear ones nt homo her heart Is kept stout .
There are pies to make,
There is bread to bake,
And steps to take
All for the sako ot home.
When tho day Is o'er, and tho evening Is come,
The creatures are fed, tho milking done,
Ho takes his rest 'neath tho old shade tree.
From tho labor of tho land his thoughts aro free ;
Though he sows,
And he hoes,
And ho mows,
Ho rests from tho work of tlio laud.
Hut tho faithful wife. frnjjMte to sun,
Makes her burden up thWsRver done ;
Thero Is no rest, thcro Is no play,
For tho good ot the house sho must work away ;
For to mend the frock,
And to knit tho sock,
And tbo cradle to rock.
All for tho good of tho homo.
When autumn Is here, with Its chilling blast,
The farmer gathers hts crop at last;
Ills barns are full, his fields nro bare ;
For tho good ot the land he ne'er bath care,
Whllo It blows,
And It snows.
Till winter goes,
Ho rcsto from tho work of tho land.
nut tho willing wife, till life's closing day,
Is the children's guide, tho husband's stay :
From day to day sue has dono her best.
Unt 11 death alone can Hvo her rest ;
For after thote3t
Comes tho rest,
With tho blest,
In tho fanner's heavenly home.
Au Idyl of Ico Cream.
HOW THE GIRL A1130RDED COUNTLESS SAU
CERS AND BANKRUPTED HER BEAU.
It was the wild midnight. The tame
midnight was off watch and had gono to bed
three hours before. A storm brooded over
the eastern heavens. It was a thorough
bred brood storm. Hop-brewed, for it was
coming from tho yeast. Hawkeye Creek
was rolling tumultously in its sandy bed.
Bugs, probably. Or it might have been ner
vousness. A litho form cowered at the gar
den gate. Many a manly form haa cow
ered at just such gates, ever since sum
mer nights and gnats and beauty and love
and June bugs wero invented.
"He does not come," she murmercd softly
as sho peered into tho darkness. "I cannu
see him. I will call him."
She was wrong. If she could'nt see him,
she certainly couldn't call him with the
same hand. A manly step came scraping
down the Bidewalk. It was Desmond.
She threw open the gate, and the next
instant he clasped in bis great strong arms
twenty-seven yards of foulard, three yards
of ruching, seven dozen Breton buttons and
a pompadour panier as big as a dog-house.
It was all his own.
"All is lost," he exclaimed, "Constance'
de Belvidere, the Russians have crossed the
Balkans. We must ily."
Constance was a noble girl. She only
said, "Whither shall we fly?"
He wanted to fly to some lono desert isle.
but she submitted an amendment providing
that they should fly to the ice-cream sa
loon. They flew.
In the crowded saloon, where the toft
light fell upon fair women and brave men,
and the insects of a summer night fell in
the ice-cream freezer. They spoke not a
When two sentient human beings are en
gulfing spoonfuls of corn starch and eggs
and skim-milk language is a mockery.
At length Desmond broke the tender si
lence. He said :
She smiled and bowed her lovely head.
but did not speak. Sho was too full for ut
Desmond gloomily ordered more. And
more when that was gone. And a supple
ment to that. And an exhibit to that. And
au addenda to that.
Gloom sat enthroned upow his brow. Con
stance saw it. gheBaid:
"What Is it, dearest?"
ne spoke not, hut sighed.
A dreadful suspicion stabbed her heart
like a knife.
"Desmond," she said, "You areTnot tired
of me, darling?" t
"By heaven, no," he said, and then he
looked (and thought) uuutjerable things.
Her brow lightened up with a ray of ce
"I see." she said, tapping the empty plate
with her Bpoon. "Too cold. Signed, O.
He denied It bitterly, and bade her re
main where Bhe was while he settled with
She, guided by the unerring instinct of
her sex, peeped through tho curtains of the
saloon. Sho saw her Desmond holding
earnest discussion with the man. She saw
her own Desmond draw from his own pock
et ana pile upon the countsr a pearl-handle
one Inch ,.
alt column... .
Uno column. ..
lamps.u watcu-xey.two lead pencils.a memorandum-book,
a theatre ticket (of the va
riety denomination,) a shlrt-atud.one sleeve
button, a photograph ot herslf, a package
of trlx, two street cut checks, a card with a
funny (wicked) story on lt,a silk handkerchief
and a pair of gloves. And then she knew
that Desmond waa a bankrupt, and when
tue man swept the assets of the concern in
to a drawer aud opened the door she sobbed
convulsively : "And it was mine extrava
gance which hath did this thing."
They did not talk much ou their way
home. Once she asked him if he was rich,
and he only said :
Such l life.