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1.60 will bo charged. To subscribers out ot Uia
county the tonus are $1 per year, strictly In advanco
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sllilo person tn Columbia oounty assumes to pay tho
subscription duo on demand. .
1'OSTAtlK Is no longor exacted from subscribers In
Tbe .lobbing Department of tho Coi.I'mdian Is very
oompleto, anil our .1 b lnntlng will compare favora
bly with tbatot tho largo clues. All work donoon
demand, neatly And at moderate prices.
Columbia CoUnty Official Directory.
I'rosldcnt Judge William Klwell.
Associate Judges I. K Krlckbaum, P. L. Khuman.
Vrolbonotary, SC. II. Frank Zarr.
court stenographer s. N. Walker.
Iteglster llecorder Williamson II. Jacoby.
District Attorney John M.Clark,
aherifr John w. llotiman.
Hurvofor Isaac Datvttt.
Treasurer I)r II, W. Mcttoynolds.
U?nuilsslonors John Hcracr, ti. W. Mcltcnry,
Commissioners' Clerk William Krlckbaum.
Audltors-M, V. 11. Kline. J. 11. Casey, I:. 11. llrown.
Coroner Charles (1. Murphv.
jury commissioners km
Itobblns, Theodora W.
countv sunerlntendent William II. Snvder.
lllooui Poor DIstrlct-IMrcctors It. H. Ent, Scott,
Wm. Kramer, Itloomsburg and Thomas Itccee,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
President ot Town Council 1). Lowenbcrg.
Chief ot Police M. C. Woodward
President of Has Company S. Knorr.
Secretary O. W. .Miller.
lllooiustrarg Hanking company John A. Funslon,
President 11. 11. (iro z, Cashier.
Kirs Na tonal Hank Charles It. Paxton, resident
1. 1", Tuslln, cashier.
Columbia Coumv Mu'ual Having Vund and Loan
Assoeia lon-B. II. Utile, President, C. W. -Miller,
llloomsnurg Bulldlnor and Saving fund Association
Win Peacock, President, J, II. Uoblsnn, Secretary.
llloomsburg Muiiial Having Fund Association J
J Drower, President C. o, liarkloy, Secretary.
Hev. J. P. Tustln, (Supply.)
SumUv Services -l s n. m. ando; p. m.
Huiida School o a. m.
Prayer .Meeting Every Wednesday evening at 6j
Saais'froe. The-publlc are Invlled In attend.
ST. MATTHEW'S I.UTHKIIAN t'lIl'HCll.
Minister Hev. O. I). S. .Mtrclay.
Sunday Servlces-lOif n. m. and 7f p. tn.
.Sunday school o n. tn.
l'ravcr Mooting Every Wednesday evening at 7,f
Beats free. Konown rented. All are welcome.
Minister Ttey. Stuart Ml'-.hcll.
Sunday Services ID a. in. and ey p. m.
Sunday school-9 a. m.
l'raver Meeting Every Wednesday evening a S
scats free. No pews rented. St rangers welcome.
UBTttoniST EPISCOPAL CIICKCH.
Presiding Klder Itev. N. H. llucklniiham.
Minister Itev. M. I,, sinvsor.
Sunday Services 1 )f and ox p. m.
Sundav school I p. in.
Hlble Class Everv Monday evening at 6Jtf o'cloc k.
Voting Men's l'raver Men lng livery Tuesday
e7cnlng at syi o'clock.
Oeneral Prayer Meeting Every Thursday evening
Corner of Third and Iron streets.
Pastor Itev. (1. 1), (lurley.
itesldonce Central Hotel.
Sunday services 10tf n. m. and 7 p. m.
Sunday School 9 a. m.
Prayer Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All are invited There is always room.
st. Paul's enencn.
Hector Ilev L. Zahner.
Sunday Services Wx a. m., 7)f p. m.
Sunday School 9 a. m.
First Sunday In the month, Holy Communion.
Services preparatory to Communion on Friday
svenlng before tho st Sunday In each month.
Tows rented; butoveryhoiW welcome.
Presiding Elder-Hev. A. L. Iteeser.
Minuter ltcv. J. A. Irvine.
Sunday Scrvlco 3 p. m., In tho Iron street Church.
I'rav er Meeting Every Sabbath at 2 p. in.
AU are Invited. All ure welcome.
THK CHCltCIt OF rilKIBT.
Meets In "tho little llrlck Church on tho hill,"
known as tho Welsh Ilaptlst Church-on Hock street
east of Iron. ....
Itegular meeting for worship, every Lord's day af
ternoon at 8$ o'clock.
seats free; and tho public aro cordially Invited to
SCHOOL ORDERS, blank, just prlnleil and
neatly bound In small books, on hand and
for sale at (to Colombian unice.
BLANK DEJiDS.on l'.irclini.Mitaiul Linen
Paper, common and for Admlnlsi rators, Kxccu
tors and trusU-es, for salu cheap at the Columbian
ItL and for sale at the Columbian onice. Mlnls
ersuf the Gospel and Justices should supply them
selves with theso necessary articles.
JUSTICES and Conchies' Fee-Hills for wile
at tho Columbian omce. They contain the cor
rected fees as established by tho last Act of tho l.cg
ature upon tho subject. Every Justice and Con
stable should have one.
VENDUE NOTES just printed and for sale
cheap at the Columbian omce.
O. IUKICLEY. Attorney-at-Law. Office
In Brow er's building, 2nd story, ltooms 4 s 6
DK. WJI.M. KUIlEIt, Surgeon and Physi
cian, onicu S. E. corner Jtock uud.Maiket
Til. EVANS, SI. D., SurBeon and I'hysi-
clan, (ortlco undKebldenco on Third street,
Jl!. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and l'liy
. slclan.uorthsldoMaln Btreet, below Market.
" I!. KOHISON, Attorney-at-Law.
. In Ilartnian's building. Main street.
Clark & Wolt'B btore, Main stieet.
,VVID LOWKNHEIia. .Merchant Tailor
Main St., above central Hotel.
S. KUHN, dealer h, Meat, Tallow, etc.,
Centre street, belvv ten Second and Third.
Increase ef f ensiens chaired, Coiletticns nadc.
Office, second door from lstMttlunal Hak.
Jan. 11, 1S7S
Jll. J. C. KUTTEK,
PHYSICIAN 4 KUECIUON,
Office, North Market street,
Mar.J7,'74- Dloomsburg, Pa.
A T TOItN E Y-A T-h A W,
omce, Hartman's Block, corner Main and Market
J U. l'UNK,
Attoi neyat-l hav,
Iocrcafu ul lVtions Obluiucd, C'olIcttluiM
OniCO In COLUMBIAN Ht'lLDlNO.
K. I. L. HABB,
Main street, opposite Episcopal Church, Ulocms
burg, 1'a. r
I'" Teeth extracted without rain,
JJltOCKWAY & ELWKLL,
A T TO U N E Y S-A T-L A W,
Columbian Buiujinci, Bloomsburg, Pa,
Members of the United stales Law Association.
Collections made In ony part of America or Europe
Q-H.& W.J. BUCKALEW,
omce on Main Street, first door below Court House
F. it J. M, CLAItIC,
ATTOItN E V8-AT-LAW
omce in Ect'.3uiwing.
in P. BILLMEYEIt,
ATTOKNKy AT LAW.
Orrtct-ln Ilarmaa'a Building, Mala meet,
It. U. L4TTLK. XOBT. . UTTU,
1 II, A R. It. LITTLE,
lo.Omoa in the ooluutun Buuiisg, as
JJERVEY E. SMITH,
ATTOUN E Y-A T-LAW.
onico In A. J. Evan's Niw Bsilin,
Meintier ot Commercial Uw and Bank Collection As-
vv.....u,.. ucl it. 'ii.ir
Q W. MILLER,
onico In Browcr'sbulldlnr.ieooai Saor.roem Mn.
V. 11. Abbott. W. II. Hrawh,
AH110TT & 1UIAWN,
onlec in Hartman's Block, second floor, corner
Main and Market Streets,
1 M. DRINKER, OUN and LOCKSMITH.
selng Machines and Machinery ot all kinds re
paired. oi'HttA iiousk Building, Bloomsburg, Pa,
"y Y. K ESTER,
over Maizk's store, Bloomsburg, Pa.
apt II 19, 181s.
;RITISH AMERICA ASSURANCE CO.
NATIONAL FIHE INSURANCE COMPANY.
Hio ast-ets of these old cornoratlons am all In.
rrtedln solid SECUItlTItb and are liable tothe
uatini oi l ire only.
1 1 fcs M.oMni.Y and iiomi-tly adjusted and paid
as m n as determined br curistian p. khipp. ftw.
.-.iiHii'rute inirn cm cue eesL nKsare aiene arepmi.
tint Agent nnd Adjutter, ll'oomBburg, Penn'a,
'1 be eltl?er.s of Columbia county Khmilfl nntrnnt7A
the agency where losses. If any, are adjusted and
I'uiu uj uuuui lueiruwn citizens. dot.is. 'l-iy
T?ItKAS BROWN'S INSUKANCE ADEN-
JL (Ji, jexcuange uotei, uioomursr, Pa.
.Kinn, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut., t.iwo.ooo
I.Ht.1 I'VUt. lllflJUlIU (U1U UIUUV.MIHXMMH.I W.OfV.UtlU
Hnjwlof UvtTpOOl U.00,000
l.uncannliiro lo.OM, oo
Klrt- AHHoriatlon, Hilladelphla 1,100,000
Kurmors Mutual of Danville 1,000,000
Danville Mutual T6,Of
Home, New York. 5,K,000
Ah t lie nccnrlpfl nrn iilrrr. rnHrIH nr vrttrM fnr
tlio lli&ureil wltnout nnviiPU In tiin offlr fttKInnniL.
REPRESENTS TDK rOLLOWlHO
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES:
Lscrtnlne of MuncvI'ennsvlvanlA.
.orlh American ot Philadelphia, Pa
uihklln, of "
c armcrs ot York, Pa.
nnoveror New YorK.
Manhattan of "
onice on Market street No. , Bloomiburr, Tn,
oct. so, 'JT-ly.
M. L. EYERLY,
Collections nromotly made and remlttad. Offlea
onposlle Cntawlssa Deposit Bank. tm-U
Al'O. I.. KAUB. JNO. X. FFVUItR. CUAR. 1. RSWARCS.
WM. K. HAGENBUCH,
(Successors to Benedict Dorser t sots, m Market
Importers and dealers la
CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENSWABE,
DM Market Street, Philadelphia.
Constantly on hand Original and Assorted rackage
June 29, 'Jr-ly
EEV.C. Z. CANFIELD,A.M.,Principal.
If jou want to patronize a
FIRST CLASS SCHOOL,
W1IK1IE UOAHD AND TUITION ARK LOW,
give us a trial.
Nest term begins
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1S7S
For Information or catalogue apply to
J uly 87, '77-1 y Orangevllle, I'a.
The Seaside Library.
Choice books no loticer for tho few onlr. The best
standard novels ulthtn the reach of every one.
Hooks usually sold from t' to3 given (unchanged
and unabi1dLred for 10 and so cents.
i.v. i ne i ouni ot jvionie-LTisto, Alex jiumu
ISrt. The King's own, by Capt. Mam'at
197. Hand and Clove, by Amelia II. Kdwarda
It. H easure Trove, by Samuel Lover
1S9. 1 he r-nantom "hip, by Captain Marryat
loo. Tho Black Tulip, by Alexander Dumaa
101, 1 he World Well Lost, K. Lynn Linton
id. Shirley Charlotte llronw
ioj. riaiiK jiiiuiuuy, vy cupimu marryab
im. A citing lfc's storj', Harriet Bowrn
IDS. A Modern w Inisier (Vol. 1.) Chevely Novel
i.Ht I no um Aluiui, u iirurgv eiuiu
i'.7 'I he Oue-i'a Necklace, by lex Dumas
cj. con crecan. by harlea I ever
1y. st. Patrick's Kve, by Charles Lever
lie. New ti n Korster.by Captain Marryat
171. Hostage to Fortune, by Miss Braddon
t72. Chealler de Mat, on Kouire. bv Dumaa
I73..liinliet In Search of a Kither br Caotaln
174, Kate n'lioncghue, by Charles Iver
179. I ho Podia c f Many 1 ales, Capialn Marryat
17tl. lVrclvnl Keene bv CaDtaln Alarrvat
117. Oeorco Canterbury' VN111, by Mrs. Uenrt
I7i. I.nre tieod Luck, by V. K. FranclUlon
I7tt 'Iho Illsiorv of a Crime, bv Victor Hugo
P-o. Armalade, by llkln Collins
isi, i iih i ounce ba ue cuuruy, Alex jjuinaa
Is .Iiillets i.tiarillan, by Mrs. Cameron
ltJ. Ki nllworl h, by sir alter scott
isj!". ond-lije SvceitLeart " b Kboda BrougUa lc
iNi, i'uviu copiierueio, oy cOKnea Llicxta
1ST. Sunon. b AlexandcrLumaa
us. 1 Iih wlss Family ItoblD&on
kv. Hi nry -mnbai, b Mlis Bradt'on
me. Memolisof u I'll) slot n, by Alex Duma
un i ue i iiree i ciners. oy apisia aiaxryat
1V2. t he t cut't4rtitorh, by lexacner Duma
11)3. Heart tf Midlothian. Mr W alter Mott
IV4. No 1 hi t ntlons, be Florence Mum att
11. Imbed ot Umarla, b Aleitntlrr Ituua
I r. Ic liolas lekleb) , by Charlf blctun
17. Nancy by Khocia iruugbion
ins. rt'leis luCuaada. by Catilaln Marryat ,
ICS. C'lolhlt rh and the HearLb. bv Chaa. AtaaAa '
Vixi.'llio Monk, by Matthew O. Lewis,. T.
(MOI.K lHISl. 1
For sale br all Bookseller and Hewadeahn. or
Bent postage prepaid, or receipt of price.
UKOHOK MUNRO, rubUrtW.
P. o. Box M3T. vl, S3 an 13, Vaadewater C, N. T.
aug . ii-b
M. C. SLOAN & BR0
Carriages, Buggies, Phtttonij iUlghs,
Flrst-clas work.alwa) on hand.
HEPAIltlNO NEATLY DONK,
Prices reduced to suit the times.
Jan. 6, !STT-tf
Till PAfXK 1 O nl.E WITB
ROWELL k OitSMAN
. Advertitlng AgtHtt,
tHmn cmmthut trt.. T. (.mm..
An Excellent Mt'tllciiii'.
BrKivarm n, O., Oct. 1a, 1S7C.
This Is to certify that I hao used Vegctltip, man
ufactured by II, If. Hoc ens, Boston, Maw, for liheu
mallsm ana General Prostration of the irrn!is ss
tem, with good success. I rrcommend Vegetlnu as
an excellent medlclno for such complaints.
Yours very truly,
Mr. aadegrlft, of the nrm ot Vanrtegritt: Hurr
man, Is n well-known buMness man In this place,
having one of tho ltrgcsl btoies In "prlngmhl, o.
Our IUIiiInici'n Wile.
IortsviLLE, Kv Feb. 10, 1S77.
Mr. It. It. ftevens.
Dearsir, Tlneo jearstgol wasMifreilnglenliily
with Influminntojy PhetnintlMii. our ministers
wife adclsert meto toko Vegetlne. Alii r Inklngonn
bottle I wasentlrely reileeil. 'IhHjinr, feeing ft
return ef the dl-ense, I ng.iln eominenced taking It,
and am being Ik nelllled greatly. 11 also great Ij Im
proves my digestion.
.. ltestiectfully, Mas, A, It.M.I.Alttt.
loll West JeHcrtiOu Btreet.
Sale ami sui'c
Mr. II, It. Rtf.vkns.
In 1S7S jour Vegetlne wnsreroiiiiiiendeil tonie.and
yielding to tho pcrsuaMons of trli ml, I eonnenteil
lu cijic. st cno uinu i was suiieiing from gen-inl
debility and nervous prostration, sup ilncliiceil l,v
overwork and Irtegiifar liablls Its nnnderliil
strengthening nnd curntlce ptoiic rtles seemed to af
fect my debilitated sjstem ficnn Hie (list dose ; and
under Its persl tent uso I rapidly reemeieil, gaining
more than usual health ai.d gcimlfei lint'. Mnee then
1 hnuuiot hesitated toglce ve"eilne lit) most un
qualified lndorseiiieni, us ticlng n s.ire sure, ami
powerful agent, In piotnotlug health and icsii'ilng
the wasted sjhlemto new life ami in rg . Vec-e-tine
u the only medicine 1 imp; nnd as Icngnslllte
I never expect to nnd u better,
Yours truly, v. II. CI, MtK,
120 Montgomery street, Aheglienj, p.Miti.
The following letter from Hev O v. ManMl'M
formerly pastor ol tho MellioJM Kplscopul ( hur.'h
Hide Park, and nt present Kelt led lu Ijiwll, mint,
convince every one who reads tils lerter, of the won
derful curative qualities r t of Vegttlna as a tliorotuli
cleanser and purltlcr of the lilcs mi.
Htiib l'AKK, .Mass., Feb, 13, -Tel.
Mr. II. H. Stevens
Dearhlr.-About ten years ngi my lioilth failed
through tho denlellnir effects oi iIimkmisi nenrivn
jear later I, was allocked by tjphulj foer In Us
"uri, iucm. ic &ecueu in mv oaCK, sun took Hie
form of a larcro deeli-seated nh.eei.R. whl ti itM.nr.
teen months in gatlierlng. I hail two surgical nie-
,i,bii,ua me ui-ci, FKiu in cue sLaie, uiu, received
no Dermanent cure. I sutTereii im.ir. imin t iiina
and was constantly weakened by a pi'ifim du
charge. I Alas lost small pieces of bone nt dirterent
Matters ran on thus about soien jeus, IU1 Mnv,
1874. when a frtend reeofnrnendpfl iniHiiinin, r
omce, and talk with you or the clrtue of i eilnc I
uiu ow, nun nj juui iviiiuiit"", pa-M'll IlirUll.ll VO'll'
manufsctorv. nutlDLT the Increilletits. ai l,v whlili
your remedy Is proiluced
nj wine i saw uuciuearu i gained some cuniM.-aee
Iooiumeiicedt.aktiio.tr urinn nfN.r l,t fdlr irm. t
from Its eitertsi still 1 persevered, and soon felt
It was betienttlng mo In other ie.j-een. Yi 1 1 did
no see the results 1 desired till Iliad lul.eiilt filth
fully for a little more than ajear, win n the iiinieul
ty In the back was cured ; nnd for nine months I
have enjoyed the best ot health.
Ihacelu that time gamed twenty-tlco pounds of
flesh, being heuWcr than eer betoinln mv lire, intl
I was never more able to pet form labor than now.
Dtlrtnir the bast few werkH I Itnd n oeri.rnlnlw
welling as largo as my fist gather on another part
I took Vecrstlne falthfullv. mill it. l-emnve,! It. t.'Cl
with tho surface In a month. I think I should hao
been Cured Of HIV main troutile Kruiner ir t li ,1 inken
larger doses, after having become accustomed to Us
Let VOUr natrons troubled Willi aernrntT nrlrMn...'
dlseaseunderstand that It takes tlmo to cure chronic
diseases; and If they will pallently tako Vegetlne,
i. nu, in uij juuijiiieui, curu cuem.
vviui great oougauons I nm
Yours very truly,
0. W MANSFIF.I.D,
Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Is Prepared by
H. K. STEVENS. Boston.
Vegetine ib sold by till Druggists.
The Great New Medicine!
.,A Health-Giving Power!
PURIFIES THE BLOOD,
INVIGORATES THE LIVER,
PROMOTES DIGESTION, nnd
STRENGTHENS THE NERVES,
Tliua eflVrttiuIly ccirliicr ilUeimo of uluit.
ver name or iinliue. II it oilliy of u
trial. lllLIKl'1 guuiuiitecri.
Ii AOllKKAItlaK o I hi) lH-te, (JHATfJKUIi
to flit wtuuiacli, mitl net ellliitnlly iim a
CATHARTIC, ALTKUATI VH iimL IHU
11KTIC. 1U iictlun In not fit(tilfi! l1h
mny titiiileuiant fVttlliiK, iu'HIht It liin
gour nor ililllt eipt-i iciic fit, lint on Hut
contrary, refrealinif-itt ami Int ltnutifin.
Its lntntiMllHtH tllVct upon tlit tllitlit
orRam, whether impulicil by tlhtt'u or
rxhauMtrti fiom uny cuiin. It to liii'itiio
their iiOMtrw ttf uuxlmlliitioit anil nutil
t Ion, Iho iimiftlto IjcIiir Int'it'iisiMl at oih-4-.
To those nffWt-l with an eiif;ni;fd con
tlltlon of the liver, tin Itllloiiftitfhw, ilioi
actttrlstHl by u tluaky toinplct Ion. a t onlr, I
tongue, a iiaity. bail tintH In tin- mouth. u
caprlcloun apiietlte anil uliiUli uittoii
of the bowel, with a seim of IuIIiicnh In
thrheaduiiiloriiienlal (Inline, V1UOH
KXK provey inot Tiilualilc
It effect upon the kidneys In no lea-
happy, u turblil, In I tut inj; tu I lie J
qufrkly cleared up by It,
Inflammatory anil Cluoiilt- JtllKlTJlA
TIH3I will hooii (lltiiiiiieitr by u lU'iaUHnt
For the cure of Nkln l)Uee niul Krun
tlom or ull kliuls, VItJtUHM: U iuot
VltlOHKNK U rnmiioietl of the nrttvo
properties of IIKItltH, JtOO T.s, (ill.Ms and
11 A KICK, that JVatiuo nloue lui uUhea,
great care belni; taken by uti that they
are gathered ul tho right mm mm of tho
year, unil that they poieii their native
That VI(1(HIKM3 ha thepowertoimu
IKV THK IlMUin, INVKIOUATK the
MVKH. and bTIMULATK the DltUSsT.
IVK UKOAlVs, is IndUputubly jiroven by
those who have given It a trial and liuw
been peruiaiiently curtd
AVe do not ask you to try u dozen bottle
to ciperlenrtt relief, for ue t.I'Alt A,NTi;il
you will feel better from the 11 rt lew
VIOOUKNI3 Is astoiiUhliiu the world
with Its cures, aud Is t hi on Inn a 1 1 other
TONIC8, AITKllATlVi:s und t.NVH.Utt
JfTS, luto the shude I'it up In lmge
bottles, double strength. Heiulre stuull
doses, and Is pleasant to tukr.
Price, 91.00 per lloltle.
WALKER &. BADGER MFQ. CO.. Prop's.
' 83 ;ohi fit., Ucv Terk, nt Jerisy City, IT. 7,
.THE OBJECT OF EATING." ft pew book ertry
as should read, sent frea upou receipt of one
For Sale at N. J.
HEALTH AND IIAl'IMNliSS.
IlealiUand Harriets nre juice less U'oalili 10 ilic lr
rosMabom. end jet Ibcy uiu vtlililti UiuicocliK cv.
ery one who Mil Hie
Tte only sure CVWjfor Torpid l.lcr, liytncp-la,
Ileadactie, Hour stoiltaih, t oust liiatlon, lulliliy,
Nauwa, and all IIIIUouh roniplaliiltand lilinal dis
orders. A'one genuine unlet Hgncd "Win. ilgiu,
Plilla." If jour lirurelit UI not f uprly m nd so
conn for one box to IJarrlck, lioller Co., To N.illi
U, MUla. Jan. 4, 7d-ly nr
' BLOOMSBURG TANNEliV.
G. A. II v n na.v
Efll'KCTFUIXY aimouiuiictotlie iublli;
(old stand) Uloombburtr, I'a.. at the
Furkaol Uio Espy und Mirhi biieot
roads, VihvTu ull tiuBcrlptlona ol
leather will bo madelu thu laobi
substantial and orkinamiki nuuru r, and sold ul
prices to suit the times, 1 he hU'hi-bt I'rtce In cash
GREEN HI DUB
of every description In tlic country, llifufcllcp&t
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY , JUNE 7.
BY EMMA K.l'Anr.lSlI.
.lack ImJ juat heard of ChrlatmiM for the
first time I Ten yenn old nnd never knew
nluiiit OhrWinas before I Jack's mother was
11 wenry, nverworknl woman, nnd had no
lii ait lo loll the cliiMri'ii nbnut merry times
ami litnutlful things in which they could
haii Lu rhare.
I IN parents weru very poor. When I tell
you that they lived in n log houso you might
think so, although some people live very
comfortably in log homes, llut when I ay
that the diiow dritti'd through tho cracks in
the roof until the chamber lloor was fit to go
kleighlng on, and that it was o cold down
stairs that the gravy froze on the children's
plates while they were eating breakfast, and
that the little pirl had 110 shoes but cloth
ones, which their mother sewed to their
stockings, you will see that they were poor
indeed. Mrs. lioyd, Jack's mother, gener
ally went about her work with a shawl tied
around her, and n comlortcr over her ears.on
uccuuiit of the earache ; and on the coldest
days she kept Jack's little sisters wrapped up
from head to foot and perched on chairs near
tho stove, so they wouldn't freeze. No ; alio
didn't feel much like telling them about
Cliriatinai, when she didn't know but they
would freeze U death, or, may be Btarve, be
foro that time. But Jack found out. lie
was going, to school that winter, nnd ono
learns so much at school I He came home
out) night brimful of the news that Christ
mas would bo there in three weeks, and that
Santa Claus would come down the chimneys
aim my, "i wish you .Merry Christmas I"
and then put lots of nice thincs in all'the
Jin. liojd heard him talking, and was
giail tho children were enjoying themselves,
tint Hoped Irom her heart that they wouldu't
expect anything only to be bitterly disap
For a week Jack wondered and mused
within himself how he could get something
fur ChmtmiH presents for his little sisters.
Ho couldn't make anything at home witbout
their seeing it, nor at school without the
teacher's seeing it.or else the big boys plagu-
ing Uim about it. Besides, he would rather
buy something pretty, such as they had nev
er seen before china dolls in pink dresses,
or something of that kind. One morning
however, Jack discovered seme quail track
in tho snow near the Btraw stack, and he no
longer wondered about ways and means, but
11 a moment was awake to the importance of
this discovery. That very evening he made
wooden trap, and the next morninir early
set it near the stack, and laid an inviting
train ot wheat quite up to it, and scattered a
littlo mside. He told his sbters, Mary and
J any, about the trap, but not about what he
meant to do with the quails when he caught
them. That afternoon Jack went to his trap
aud to his unbounded joy found an impris
oned quail, frozen quito stiff. He quickly
et Iho trap again, and ran to the house with
I"-, bird. All that evening he worked at
quail traps and made three more.
It was so much warmer that their mother
kt the children stay up n little later than
iiaual ; and Mary ventured to bring out her
playthings and Janey's.
'Does Santa Claus bring dolls?' asked
Mary, suddenly, of Jack.
'Oh, yea j dolls with pretty dresses on; and
littlo buiiiiits and pink shoes : and little
cubbards to keep their clothes in, and chairs
and everything," said Jack, enthusiastical
'Oh, my I' sighed Mary, as she looked
dolefully at their poor littlo heap of
lleadrr, their dolls were cobs, with square
p t ees ot calico tied around them for dresses:
und alter hearing what Jack said, it wasn't
so much 1 11 11 playing, and the little girls
soon went to bed. After they were asleep.
.Mrs. Ilojd said, reproachfully :
'Jack, I ftUh you wouldn't say anything
mere about OhrislnniH to the children.'
'Why, is it bad ?' aked Jack, no astouish-
ctl that ho stopped whittling.
'No, of course not; but you're getting their
heads full of notions about fine things they
never can have.'
Jack's eyes twinkled.
'Oh, but you don't understand, mother,'
said he; "may be Santa Claus will come this
His mother shook her head.
'You know I caught one quail to-day?'
Well, I'm going to save 'em ull the week,
and Saturday take 'em to the meat man in
the ullage. I guess he'll buy 'em, I heard
that quails were fetching two cents apiece
anil I'm going to get enough money to buy
the girls something nice,and you must make
cm him up their stockings, mother, and
then we'll put tho things in after they get
ills mother smiled cheerfully. 'Well,'
said she, 'do the best you can.'
llie-ir father was away that evening. He
was generally away eveulncs, became most
of tho neighbors had cosier firesides than
his, besides apple, aud sometimes older 1
tud so he passed many a pleasant hour lu
gossip and farm talk, while his own little
family shivered gloomily at home.
lly Saturday morning Jack had ten quails.
Tho four traps had not been ns fruitful as
they ought to have been, perhaps, but this
was doing very well, and ha trudged joyfully
(o town, with bin game hanging on a stick
over ids shoulder. The meat man did in
deed give two cents apiece for quails, and he
Invited Jack to bring as many more a lie
The next Saturday was only two day be
fore Christmas, and how beautiful wefo al
the stores on the village street Even the
groceries had Christmas toys and Christmas
trees, A good many boys and girls stood
around the storo window pointing out the
things they most admired, and wondering
what Santa Claus would bring them. Jack
had iMeen quails, which brought him thirty
rents j so be was now tbe owner of half a
dollar, which was more money than he had
eer possessed in ull his life before. But
when two dulls were bought,and they weren't
very fine dolls either, there were only twenty
cents left. Jack did mean to buy something
fur his mother, too, but he had to (jive that
lip, and after looking over the bright colored
toy books lu the show-case, he selected two
little primers, one with a pink cover and one
w ith a blue one, and with a big ache In bla
throat, patted frith bit l&tt Unct&Ufor
candy. How Tery, very little he wm buying
after all, and not one thing for hi dear
mother who tat up till two o'clock the night
before, mending his ragged clothe for
Jack' heart was very heavy ai he walked
out of the gay store with such a little pack
ago, but It ank still lower when hi father'
tall form loomed up suddenly before him
right in front of the door.
'What are you doiug here!' he aiked,
'Been buying a lew things,' said Jack.
'Let me see 'em,' said his father.
Jack trembling opened his package.
'Where'd you get tho money?'
'With quails,' said Jack, meekly.
His father fumbled over the thingi with
his big' mlttened hand, and said, quite gent
ly, 'Kor the girls, I B'pnse.'
'Yes, sir,' answered Jack, beginning to
'Well, run along home.'
Jack was only too happy to do so. There
wan't much sympathy between him and his
father and any of the family that Is, there
didn't seem to be ; but I guess tbe stream
was frozen over, and only needed a few
gleams of sunshine to make It bnbble on
laughing and gurgling as in tho best of
Jack related his adventures to his mother
in whispers, and hid the Christmas articles
in the wash-boiler until inch time a they
Bhould be wanted for certain small stockings.
He told his mother how sorry he was not to
have a present for her, and that little speech
went a long way toward making her happy.
That night she sat up I wouldn't dare toll
you how late making cookies something
that hadn't been in the house before that
winter. She cut them out in all manner of
shapes that feminine ingenuity and a case
knife could compass, not forgetting a bird
forJaney, with a remarkably plump bill,
and a little girl for Mary, with tbe toes
turned out. She also made some balls of
brown supar (the Boyds never thought of
such a luxury ns white sugar), to make be
lieve candy, for sho didn't know Jack had
bought any candy.
Now I am going to tell what Mr.Boyd did
after ho met Jack by the toy store. He had
gone to the village to have a good time.
That didn't mean, as it doe with tome men
to get tipsy ; but It meant he was going to
Munger's grocery, where he could meet peo.
pie, and talk and joke, aud keep warm.
Mr. Boyd had been chopping wood for a
farmer, and had received his pay ; but in
stead of going dutifully home and consulting
bis wife about what he should buy, he was
going to look around and see what Munger
bad. He was touched at the sight of Jack'
poor little package of gifts ; but I doubt if it
would have made much impresaion en hi
mind if somebody hadn t walked into Mun
ger's and asked, in a brisk, loud voice, "Got
any Brazil nuts, Hunger?"
The man with the brisk volen hnuirlit'T
don't know how many quarta of Brazil nuts,
and walnuts, and filberts, and almonds with
all the loungers looking on, very much in
terested in the spectacle. Then he bought
raisins, and candy and oranees. Mr. Munirer
growing more smiling every minute.
'Uoing to keep Christmas,! guess,' said he,
ubbing his bands together,
'That I am : 'Christmas come but onca a
year,' and there are littlo folk up at our
house who've been looking for it with all
their eyes for a fo'tnlght.'
Then he buuirht a bushel of annles. and
filling n peck measure with them, nassed
them around nmong the men who sat and
stood before the stove.
'Take 'em home to vour little fulks if vou
don't wau't 'em,' he said, when any one hes
There were three or four aniecp. and Mr.
Boyd put all in his nocket with a alicrhr
feeling of Christmas warmth beginning to
thaw his heart.
After this cheery purchaser had gone,
some one asked : 'Who is that chap ?'
'He's the new superintendent of the Or
phan Asylum,' answered Mr. Munger rub
bing his hands again, 'and a mighty nice
man he is, too. Pays for all them things out
of his own pocket. Verv fond of children.
Always likes to see 'era happy.
There were two or three men around that
stove who hung their heads, and Mr. Boyd
was one of them. He hung his the lowest,
perhaps because he had tbo longest neck. I
don't know what the other men did some
thing good and pleasant, I hope but Mr.
Boyd thought and thought. First he
thought how the 'orphans' were goiug to
have a brighter and merrier Cbrurtmas than
his own children, who had both father and
mother. Then he thought about tweet, pa
tient little Janey, and quiet Mary and gen
erous Jack, who bad taken so much paina to
give pleasure to his sisters, and a great rush
or shaiuo tlllod his heart. Now, when Mr.
Boyd was once thoroughly aroused, be was
alive through thewboloof hi long frame.
Ue thumped his knee with hi fist, than
arose and walked to tbe counter, where he
dealt out rapid orders to the astonished gro
cer for nuts, candies and oranges ; not In
such large quantities, to be sure, as tho 'or
phans,' friend bad don,but generous enough
for three children. And he bought a calico
dre for hi wife, a pair ot shoe, for each of
the littlo girl and a cap for Jack. The
tore contalued everything from grindstone
to slate pencils, and from whale oil to pep
permint drops. These purchases together
with some ueedful groceries, took all Mr,
Boyd money, except a few pennies, but a
Christmas, don't-care feeling pervaded hit
whole being, and he borrowed a bag into
which he stowed his good and set out for
It was a pretty heavy bagful, but It heav-
inesi only made Mr. Hoyd'a heart the light
er. When he reached home, he stood tbe
bag up n one corner, as If It held turnip,
aud said, 'Don't meddle with that children."
Then he went out and spent the (( of the
aay in chopping wood, which wa very
cheering to his wife. So meny Suodavi bad
dawned with just wood enough to cook
breakfast, that Mrs, Boyd began to dread
that dy particularly, for ber .hutband wat
almost aure to go right away after breakfatt,
ami spend tbe whole day at tbe neighbors'
houses, while hi own family shivered
arouud a half-empty stove.
Mr, Boyd said never a word about the
bag, and the unsuspecting household thought
It contained corn or some oth;r unlntereat
lng vegetable, and paid little attention to It.
It also stood there all the next day, aad the
children grew quite used to the sight of It.
Sunday went by quietly, and, to the aur
prise of all, Mr. Boyd stayed at home, tuak
ing It hit especial butlnew lo hold Janey on
bit lap and kteptLe Hot well filled with
wood. Jancr waan't fllnn .ll ik.i J.-
and hit unusual attention to her made the
family feel very kindly disposed toward
their lather, whom of late they had come to
regard almost as an alien.
Jack, whose boe were not yet worn out,
went to Sunday echool, and after hli return
the day wa' toon eone. Then l. i...., ..
fidget, and wat very deslrou that hit moth
er thould put the little girls to bed j while
ttrange to tay his father was desirous that
the whole family thould go to bed, except
himself. In course of tlmo the littlo girls
were asleep in their trundle bed, with their
little red stockings hanging behind the
door. Mr. Boyd sat with his back to the
door, to Jack slipped in his present without
hit father seeing him, nnd went to his cold
'Ain't you going to hangup yourstnekinc
mother?' asked Mr. Boyd after Jack had
Mrs Boyd looked startled.
Why, no, she answered, hesitatingly, not
knowing whether the question wasasked in
Irony or In earnest.
'You better,' said Mr. Boyd, going to the
bag in tho corner, and beginning to untie
He laid out package after package on the
floor. His wife knelt down by them in n
maze of astonishment. Then, with a great
deal of enjoyment, Mr. Boyd untied them
one by one, showing candies, nuts, oranges,
shoes, and all the rest, except the calico
dreta which he kept out of tight.
Aladdin felt very fine when he found the
cave full of precious stones, but I don't be
lieve he was much happier than Mrs. Boyd
Her eyes were to full of tears that there
seemed to be eight pairs of shoes, ten bags
and half a dozen Mr. Boyds; but she man
aged to lay bands on tbe real one, and him
the embraced fervently. Then she brought
out the cookies and sugar balls sho had made,
andBaidtoher husband, in a very shame
faced way :
'See my poor presentsl I didn't know
the poor children would have anything nice
and I made these. I guess I wou't put 'era
in their stockings though, now.'
But Mr. Boyd insisted on thtir going in
with the other things, and I think they were
prized by tbe children a little more dearly
If tucb a thing could be possible, than those
which they called their 'boughten' pres
ent. Now, I can't begin to describe the joy
ful time they had the n)xt morning, and
particularly, the utter astonishment of Jack
who didn't expect a thing, and hadn't even
hung upa stocking. When that devoted boy
recognized one of his own gray tocks cramm
ed full of knobs and bunches, with a beauti
plush cap on top, he wa almost out of
wits, ijixewise, Mrs. Itoyds surprise
a-rext at the discovery nf her nur i1ra,i
The little girlt were too happy that day to
ao much else but count and arrange and re
arrange tbeir delightful Christmas presents.
Mr. Boyd killed a chicken, and lack con
tributed four quails, which he bad caught
aince market day, and the festival or Christ
mas wat kept with much hilarity by the
The neiehbort one bv one. were aurnriaeil
itt Mr. Boyd hadn't dronned in. as he usu.
ally did on Sunday and hnlidpys. But Mr.
Bovd was encased elsewhere. And this was
only tbe beginning of good days for that
family, for, somehow, the Christmas feelinj
seemed to last through all the year with Mr.
Boyd, and through many other years; and
the little ball set rnllini' (it .Ta.i-.lr witli liiu
quail traps grew to be a mighty globe of hap
piness tor tuo wnoie family.
HISTORY OP COLUMBIA COUNTY.
Nine Months Service
Wesley Wirt, Commissary Sergeant, mus
tered into service October 23, lSG2,miis
tered out with regiment August 8, ISti 1
Henry S Arthur, company A, 1st Serjeant
November 2, 1852, mustered nut with
company August S, 18G3.
Thomas J Barton, 'Company A, Sergeanti
November 1, 1802, mustered out with
company August 8, 1SGS.
Leonard 11 Bomboy, compaud A, musician,
November 2, 18U2, mustered cut with
company August 8, 18G3.
Henry S Bodine, company A, private, No
vember 2, 1862, mustered out with com
pany August 8, 18G3.
0 A Eilenberger, company A, private, No-
vember 3, 1862, mustered out with com
pany August 8, 18G3.
Uriah Colder, company A, private, Novem
ber 2, 18G2, mustered out with company
August 8, 1863.
Richard Hfsi, company B, private, Novem
ber 2, 18C2, mustered out with company
August 7, 18G3.
Lewis Hess, company B, private, November
2, 1862, mustered out with company
August 7, 1863,
Samuel Y Hess, company II, private, No
vember 2, 18G2. mustered out with com.
pany August 7, 1803
George W Hittle, compauy II, private, No
vember 2, 1862, mustered out with com
pany August 7, 1803.
John Ueighmiller, company B, private, No
vember 2, 1862, mustered out with com
pany August 7, 18G3.
Enoch Ikeler, company B, private, Novem
ber 2, 1802, mustered out with compa
ny August 7, 1863,
The regiment left Camp Curtln on Noven .
ber 27, and proceeded by Washington aud
Norfolk toSuflblk, Virginia. December 28,
It proceeded to Newbern, Ninth Oarolina,
and went Into winter quarter. In March
they repulsed Gen. Hill who had appeared
before Newbern. Hill moved towards Wash
ington, and erected works at Hill's point,
The 171st was detailed to storm them, but
were withdrawn. Subsequently it was in a
demottration Inwards Hichmnud, lu favor ol
Meade at Gettysburg, and then took a imsi
tlon in a pass in the South Mountain which
it held until the rebel retreat, It then march
ed to Frederick, thence to Harrlsbiirg,where
It was mustered out.
There may be other Columbia county men
iu this regiment, but I cannot distineuish
them, and must rely upon those given lor
information as to name omitted. If they
are furnished this record will become more
aba more perfect.
THK COLUMDIAN, VOr,. XII, NO. 12
COLUMBIA UKMOCRAT, VOL,XLtt, NO, M
What is n telephone?
"An Instrument to convey sounds by
means of electricity," That give one a
general Idea of it; but, after all, that an
swer is not the right one. The telephone
does not convey sound.
"What docs Its name mean, then?" do
you ask ?
Simply, that It Is n far sounder; but that
does not necessarily Imply that it carn'c
founds afar. Strictly speaking, the tele
phone only changes sound-waves into waves
of electricity and back again.
Tho most of you probably know that
sound Is produced by rapid motion. Put
your finger on a piano wire that is sound
Ing, and you will feel tho motion, or touch
your front tooth with a tuning fork that is
singing; in the last caso vou will foul verv
distinctly the raps made by the vibrating
fork. Now. n soundlnir bodv will nntnl
jar another body which touches it. but it
will also give its motion to tho air that
touches it; and when tho air-motions or
air waves strike the sensitive drums of our
ears, these vibrate, and we hoar the sound.
lhus, irom our every-day experience wo
have proof of two important (acts, first,
ounu is caused by rapid motion ; second.
sound-waves give rise to corresponding mo
tion, uoth these facts nro involved in the
speaking telephone, which performs a two-
lold otlice, that of the air on the one hand.
that of our vocal organs on the other.
lo serve as an ear, the telephone must be
able to take up quickly and nicely tbe sound
waves of tho air. A tightened drum-head
will do that; or better, a strip of Eoldbeat-
ers'-skin drawn tightly over a ring or the
end of a tube. But Professor Bell wanted
an ear that would translate the waves of
sound into waves of electricity.
Just when Mr. Hell was thinkine about
this, some one experimenting with a mag
net having a coil of silk covered wire around
it, found that when a pieco of iron was mov
ed in front of the magnet and close to it
without touching, the motion would give
rise to electric waves in the coil of wire,
which waves could be sent creat distance
This was just what Mr. Bell wanted. He
aid to himself, 'The sound of my voice will
give motion to a thin plate of iron as well
as to a sheet of goldbeaters'-skin ; and if I
bring this vibrating plate of iron close to a
magnet, the motion will set up in it wave
of electricity answering exactly to the sound
waves which move tho iron plate."
Jlut the instrument must not onlv trans
late sound-waves into electric impulses; it
must nlso change these back again into
sound-waves; it must not only hear, but
also tpeak I
You remember our first fact iu reeard to
sound : it is caused bv motion. All iW i.
needed to make anytbiug speak is to cause
it to move so as to give rise to just Buch air
waves ns tho voice makes. Mr. Bell's idea
was to make the iron plate of his sound ro.
He reasoned In this way; From the na
ture of the magnet it follows that when
waves of electricity are passed through the
wire coil around the magnet, the strength of
the magnet must vary with the force of the
electric impulses. Its pull on the plate of
iron near it must vary iu the same manner.
Tho varying pull on the plate must make it
move, and this movement must se' in mo
tion the air near the plate in sound waves
corresponding exactly with the motion set
ting up the electric waves in the first place ;
n other words, the sound motion in one
telephone must be exactly reproduced us
siund-waves in a similar instrument joined
to it by wire.
Experiment proved the reasoning correct:
and thus the speaking-telephone was invent
ed. Tbe receiving and sending instruments
are precisely alike, each answer fnr
buth purposes ; but there must be two.since
one mu.t always bo hearing while the other
When you speak into the mouth-niece of
uell a telephone, the sountl of your voice
enu-es tho "diuphrugin" to vibrate in front
f the magnet. Tho vibrations cause the
maguet'a pull upon the diaphragm to vary
11 torce, which variation is answered by
eleclric.il waves in the coll and over the
wires connected with it. At the other end
if the wire the pull of the magnet ot the
speaking tele hone is varied exactly iu pro
portion to the streiigtir'ol the electric! im
pulses that come over the wire ; the varying
pun 01 toe magnet sets the diaphragm iu
motion, and that sots the air in motion
waves piteisely like those of the distant
voice. When those waves strike the list
ner's ear, ho seems lo hear the speaker's
exact tones, and so, substantially, he does
hear them. kt. Aicholaifor June.
Kiipujcd and Married. '
They were very pretty, and there was ap
parently five or six years' difference in their
ages. As the train pulled up, the youngest
girl blushed, flattened her nose nervously
against the window, and diew back in joy-
us smiles as a young mau came dashine in
to the carriage, shook hands tenderlv und
cordially, insisted on carrying her valise,
magazine, little paper bundle.and would
probably havo carried her bad she permitted
him. Tbe passengers smiled as she left, and
the murmur went rippling through tho car
nage : 'lhey're engaged.' The other irirl
sat looking nervously out of the window, aud
once or twice gathered her parcels together
m though she would leave, yet seemed to b
expecting some ouo. At last be cume.
bulged into the door lll; lu,,,.. .... ii,
looked along the seats until his uuuly gaze'
ten upon uer upturned, expectant Uce, roar
ed, "cjonie on 1 l'v l,i, u-uiii,,.. ..,,,1,..
piatiorm lor you for fifteen minutes!' seized
her basket, aud strode out of the carriage,
wuue sue loiiowed with a little valise
uand-tiox, u psper bag full of lunch, a bird
cage, a glass jar of jelly preserves, and an
extra shawl. And a crusty-lookiinr old
bachelor iu the further end of tho carriage
croaked out, Hi unlslon with the indignant
iooks 01 me passengers : "They're marriedl1
Mnce hdlson Invented the telephone aud
phonograph lie has more orders fur new
ventioiis than he can attend to. One party
Hiiuisuimio invent a lonele shad; an
other uks him to give hi attention to u ga
meter that wou't ulway lie iu favor of ih,
company j u third desires a pocketbook that
will ulways contain a dollar or tyo an
wuue ne is iiDoui ue might a well iutuse
some of his Inventive geuius Into a tlliflit 0
stair that won't citak like all possessed
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AFTER THE QUAKIiF.li.
bt at, a. x. 1. rurr.
Hush, my pretty one. Not yet.
Walt a little enlr wait.
Other bluo Mowers are as w et
As your eyes, outslda tho gate
Ho has shut forever. nut
Is the gate forever shut J
Just a young man In tjio rain
Saying (the last ttms?) "good-night 1"
f-hould ho nover come again
Would tho world bo ended cjulto ?
Where would all theso rose-buds go?
All theso robins ? Do you know ?
But-ho wilt not como f Why, thon,
Is no other within call ?
There are men and men, and men
And theso men are brothers all 1
Kach sweet fault ot his youll And
Jost as sweet In all his kind.
None with eyes llks his ? Oh-oh !
In dinner ones did I
Look, perhaps, an hour ago.
Whose ? Indeed (you roust not cry)
Those I thought of-aro not freo
To laugh down your team, you seo.
Voice like ht was never heard 7
No, but better ones, I vow j
Did you eter hear a bird ?
Listen, ono Is singing now !
And his gloves J Ills gloves ? Ah, well,
There aro glovtsllkc his to bell.
At tho play to-night youH see,
In mock.vttvet clocks, inock carls
With mock-Jew led swords-that ho
Were a clown by 1 Now, those curls
Are tho barber's pride, I say j
Do ot cry for them, I pray.
If not ono should love you ? Why,
You can love some other still :
1'hlllp Sidney, Shakespere, ay,
Good King Arthur, It ou will j
Itaphael he was handsomo too.
Love them, one and all. I do.
A Urn who saw a Mulo Die.
"Ain't it a curious thing that nobody
er sees a mule die?" remarl-ed an old
teamster in Gumbert & Webber's saloon.
No man livine ever saw n mulo dip. T
Thus remarked Mr. Daniels, lightineon
fresh cigar. "In 1850 I was minine on
the South Fork of the Yuba, nnd it came
my turn to cook for my gang. Wo took
turns each week, you know Woll, I was
going to show how economical I could run
tho commissary. I went and bought a peck:
of dried apples; they were all ttuck togeth
er in a lump, but I got 'em jam'd into tho
pot poured in some water and started the
re. Presently a few of 'em beean to riso
p to the top of the pot, and bo I skimmed
em off and put 'em iu a pan. Tretty soon
tome more bulged up, and I skimmed 'em
off and put 'em in the pan. The first thing
knew after I had skimmed that blasted
pot awhile, I had to get another pan, and
then another, and by the time I'd got four
pant heaped up full, dang my skin if there
asn't more applet in the pans than there
wat in the pot. That is, I thought so at
the time. I kept getting more pans, and
buckets, and lard cans, and all the time
umb frightened to death for fear some of
the boys would come in and see how extrav
agant I was, for I had been blowin' how
cheap I could run the mes. The blasted
pples still kept a comin' out of the pot. I
put Borne apples on the floor and covered
em with fruit, and, by Jove, the place look
ed like a Santo Clara fruit drying establish
ment, and the pot was still billin' lull."
"What has that got to do with a mule
"Wait a minute. I'm comin' to the mule.
Finally I got desperate and dumped over
twelve bushel of the apples back of thecab-
n behind a tree. In about an hour I heard
deuce of a noise and ran out. What do
you suppose I fouud? Why a four hundred
nllar ruul kicked in tho agonies of death.
The apples were all gone; the mule neurly
lie was swelled up like a balloon, and
the first thing I knew lie busted Pledge
my word, gentlemen, exploded like a giant
powder blast, and brought the hole camp
to the place. I kent still : thev rmili! not
find the mule, and it cont 'em 10 to adver
tise a reward fur him ill the Saeramentn
Union. About a couple of weeks afterwards
they caught two Greasers hanginc around.
and they put it up that they stolo the mulo
so they huug 'em. I was theie, but did not
say a word for fear the boys would find out
how Pxtruvanant I run the cnmmlamrv.
Let's have something." Virginia Chronicle.
"Is it possible for a person's hair to turn
within a short time!'' There are bo mauy
instances on record that there ought to lo
no longer any doubt upon tbe subject. In
the late Arctic expedition nearly every
man's hair became grayer, aud iu some ca
ses white, but assumed its natural color
when the men returned to lower latitudes.
In inuiiy cises the human hair Is said to
mv turned gray from grief, extreme care,
or su.ldm fright. During un outward pas
sage to Australia (sayj a correspondent) the
ship I was in suffered greatly in tho British
Channel ; twice we were nearly wrecked,
liavlug I'M three aticbors und two cables.
flie pilot who bud charge was constantly
on watch, only snatching a few minute's
sleep here and there, as opportunity afford
ed On Hie whole, he had a Verv anxious
time indetil, nnd wheu he eventually left
the ship 1 li the Isle of Wight he certainly
looked leuty year older. I thought bis
hair had decidely turned grayer; this may
however, have been ouly imagination, and
therefore ought rather to be considered as
au impression thau actual (act. WltLiu thu
last few mouths a fresh case of the possi
bility of tbe color of hair changing has come
under my notice. An old gentleman, aged
eighty-nine, residing in my Immediate
neighborhood, lately died. Fur many years
his hair has been perfectly white, but a few
day before his death some of his hair bo-
came black, plviug the appearance of hi
haviug dark brown or black hair. Here It
is interesting to note that in his younger
days bis hair was light. Alter the death
of this gentlenun the tips of hit hair for
about an Inch assumed the original color,
became whlto again, I havo lienrl nf an
other instance where- alter death thu hair
turned from white to black 1) a m rt
be affected with regaid lu their hair lu like
manuer as human b-iings. I lately read of
a case where a black Newfoundland dog bo
cin gray In a few weeks, and the wrlr
declares that the only cause for this sudden
cuuveriiou was griet