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f COLUMBIA DIHOCIUT, ITAR Or Tnl NOBT11 AMD COLUX
Issued weoklyi every Friday morning, at
m.OOMSUUIirt. COLUMBIA COUNT?. l'A.
two dollars i per yoar.ipftjribiii In syitonco, or
nil. 11? thn Tear A flirt til MAlnamn at ,thn vene
; 11.BO will bo charged. To subscribers out (it the
oounty.lbe lorms aro fl per year, strictly In odranco
II. w It not paid In advance ana (3.0U It payment bo
delayed beyond tlie yoat,
No paper discontinued, esccpt at the option or tho
publishers, until all arrearages are paid, but lone
continued credits after tho expiration of tho flrst
year will not be elvon,,
AlUpapers sent out of tho State or to distant post
offices must be paid for In adrance, unless a rcspon
slbln person In Columbia county assumes to pay the
subscription duo on demand.
POST AOS la no longer exacted from subscribers In
Tho Jobbing Department of the CoMmsiiMtavcry
complete, and our 4 b Printing win compare favonw
My with that of the large cities. All work done on
demand, neatly and at moderate prices.
Columbia County Official Directory.
President Judge William Elwell.
Associate Juilges-1. K. Krlekbaum, P. L. Bhumnn.
Prothonotary, Ac B. Frank zarr.
Court stenographer H. N, Walker.
Jterfstor A Kecorder Williamson II. Jacoby,
District Attorney fiobert It. Little.
Sheriff-John W. Hoffman. ,
vsurveyor Namuel Noyhard.
ruuiurur ur, ji. , juuiiuyuuiua.
O'lmmtsstonora John Hernor, s. W. Mcrienry,
i Commissioners' cierk-iWlllIara Krlckbaum.
I Auditors M, V, II, Kline, J. 11. Casey, E, B, llrown
ltobblns, Thoodoro W.
Uountv Runermtiindent William 11. Snvder.
Bloom Poor District Directors II. 8. Knt, Scott,
rriu. nruuitr, iiiuuuisuurtf uuu iuuiuu iicwv,
Bloomsbufg Official Directory.
President of Town Councll-t. A. Herring.
Clerk-Paul K. Wirt,
chief of Police Jas. C. Sterner.
President of Uas Company s. Knorr.
Secretary C. w. Miller.
"Bloomsburg Hanking company John A. Funston,
President, II. II. drou, Cashier, John Peacock, Tel
ler. Firs' Na'lonal Hank Charles H. Paxton, President
J. P. Tustln, Cashier.
Columbia County Mu'ual Having Fund and Loan
Assootailon-E. 11. utile, President, C. W. JllUcr,
nioomsburg Building and Raving Fund Assoclai Ion
Wra. Peaoock, President, J. 1). ltoblson, Secretary.
llloomsburg Mutual Saving Fund Association J.
I. urowcr, Presldcni, C. (1. liarkloy, Secretary.
ReT. J. P. Tustln, (Supply.)
Sunday Services l"f a. m.' and dtf p. m.
Sunday school a. m.
Prayer Meetlng-Kvcry Wednesday evening at tx
floats free. The public aro invited to attend.
ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHKKAN CHCKCn.
Mlnlsier-Itev. o. D. S. Marclay.
Sunday Servlccs-totf a. m. and 7)tf p. m.
Sunday school 9 a.m.
lTavor Mooting Kvery Wednesday evening at lyt
seats free. Nopcwsrented. All aro welcome.
Minister Itev. Stuart Mitchell.
Sunday Services lOtf a. w. and W p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. in.
Praver Meeting Kvery Wednesday ovenlng at Otf
Seals free. No pews rented. Strangers welcome.
MKTiioDisT KpiBcorAi, ennuqn.
Presiding Kldcr-ltov. W. Kians.
Minister Itev. M. L. Smyser.
Sunday services lux ttnd W r- m.
Bundav school a p. m. , , ,
Blblo class Kvcrv Monday evening at ejf o'clock.
'Voung Men's Prayer Meeitng Every Tuesday
07enlng at 6 o'clock.
ideneral Prayer Meetlng-Kvery Thursday evening
1 ' itEvotwKncncHcn.
Corner of Third and Iron stroets.
Pastor-ltev.jw. I Krebs.
Hosldonco Central Hotel. .
Sunday Services 10f a. m. and 7 p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
prayer Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
AU aro Invltod There Is always room.
BT. PAUL'S CnURCH.
Hector ncv L. zahner.
.Sunday Services 10 a. m., Ttf p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m. .
First Sunday In tho month. Holy Communion.
Services preparatory to Communion on rriday
evening before the at Sunday In each month.
Pews rented; but over body wolcome.
Presiding Eldcr-ltev. A. L. lteeser.
Minlter Itev. (Icorgo Hunter-
Sunday Service 11 p. m., In tho Iron street Church.
ITaver Meeting Kvery Sabbath at s p. m.
AU aro Invited. All are welcome.
tub cntucn ov cukist.
1 Meets In !'Uio llttlo Brick Church on the hill,"
known as the Welsh Baptist Church-on Itock Btrect
east of Iron. , , ...... . i
' Itcgular meeting for worship, every Lord's day af
temoonatsif oolocK. , .. ..
seats troop and tho public aro cordially Invited to,
t iCJCHOOli ORDERS, blank, just printed andl
u 3 neatly bound In small books, on hand and
tor sale at Uio Columbian omce. i
JLANK DEKDS. on Parchment and 'Linen1
1 l'aper. common ana ior Ammuw rowi n.
s and trustees, for Bale cbeapat tho colcmbuk
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES jut printed
ondforaalo at tho Coixmhian Offlcc. Mlnts-J
v. , vl the (lonpel and Justlcos should supply Uioms
solves With these necessary articles.-
JUSTICES and Constables' Fee-Wlls for sale
attheConjaeiAH ofllce. They contain the cor')
rcctcd fees as established byitho last Act of the Leg.
Mature upon tho subjeot; Every Juatlco and con-)
stablo should have one.
ENDUE NOTES just printed and for sale
encap at mu iuluhbl&ii ujucu,
CO. BARKLEY, Attorney-at.
, in Brower's building, Snd Btory,
HK. WM. JI. REB
U clan, omco B. K.
REBER, Surgeon and Piiysi-
curuur nouK auuiarikei
R. EVANS, M. D., Surgeon and Physi
, clan, (onico and Itcsldcnco on Third street,
" 11. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and I'hy
s slclan, north side Main street, below Market.
" B. ROBISON, Attnrney-at-Law. Office
In nartman's building, Malnstrcct.
ROSENSTOCK, Photogrnpl.er. over
Clark & Wolf's Store, Main street.
AVID LOWENBERG, Merchant Tailor
Main St., abovo Central Hotel.
S. KUHN, dealer ii. Meat, Tallow, etc.',
Centre street, between Second and Third.
Increase of Pensions obtained, Collections maie.
omco. Second door from 1st National Bank.
Jan. 11. 1378
R. J. C. BUTTER,
PHYSICIAN & SOIICIEON,
OOlce, North Market street,
' Bloomsburg, Pa.
ATTORKE v-a t-l a w,
Office, nartman's Block, corner Main and Market
N FUNK, . ,
Increase of l'easious Obtained, Coll
Omco in Ent's Boilpino.
lt. it; 't. RABB,
Main Street, opposite Episcopal ChurchJ'Blooms
Mr Teeth extracted without pain. ,
aug 84, 17-ly,
jgROOKWAY & ELWELL,
A TTOR N E Y S-A T-L A W,
Columbian Builoiko, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Members ot the United States Law Association.
Collections made In any part of America or Europe
omce on Main Street, first door below CourtHouse
T F, it J, M, CLARK,
Office In Ent's Building.
ATTOKNEY AT LAW,
Ornci In Harmon's BuUmnMalntueeU
II. & R. R. LITTLE,
VBuslneas before the U.S. Pat at omco attended
w.uace la in cotomiaan uuwusg, ,r
JEKVEY E. SMITH,
ATTORNEY-AT-T, A W
omco in A. J. Stan's Niw bciuims,
. uiAoMSbuno, ta.
socKtion0 Commerclal Uw " Unit Collection As-
Q W. MILLER,
omco In Brower's building, second floor, room No,
Bloomsburg, Pa. ' :
W. H. Abbott. w. IL Bhawk,
ABBOTT & RIIAWN,
dec II, 17-ly
Office In nartman's Block, eccond floor, cornor
Main and Market Streets,
M. DRINKER, GUN and LOCKSMITH.
owing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
paired. ursKA uocsk uulldlng, Bloomsburg, Ta,
Y. K ESTER,
over Maize's stoiis, Bloomsburg, Pa,
nprll 19, lt.7.
TRITISH AMERICA ASSURANCE CO.
NATIONAL FIltK INSUltANCE COMPANY.
The abs'tts of these old cornoratlons an, all In.
vested In SOLID SECUItlTIhS andare liable tothe
unrnra m fire only.
Moderate lines on tho beBt risks are atonA accented.
losses l'Hou I'Ttr and noNKHTLr adjusted and paid
as socn as determined by Christian F. Knaff, spe
cial Agent and Adjuster, D'oomsburg, Pcnn'a.
'the citizens of Columbia county should patronize
tho agency where losses, If any, are adjusted and
jimu u unovi luurunu cuizeus. nov.10, ff-iy
T7REAS BROWN'S IN8URANCE AGEN-
j- cv, jsicnange uotei, uioomaonrg, pa.
yietna, Ins Co., of nartford, Connecticut.., 0,000,000
Liverpool, London and Olobe . S0,uoo,ooo
ituyaiui Liverpool is,ow,uuu
Ijincnnshlro 10,000,' 00
Flro Association, Philadelphia 3,100,000
Farmers Mutual of Danville 1,000,000
Danville Mutual 7S.0OH
Homo, New York, 8,000,000
As tho atrencles aro direct, noltcles are writ ten for
tho Insured without any delay in tho omco atBlooms
Marcn so,'ii y ,
BEPKK8ENTS TBK rOlXOWINO
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES:
Lycoming of Muncy Pennsylvania,
North American of Philadelphia, pa
h ranklln, of ' "
Farmers of York, Pa. '
Hanover of New York.
omce on Market Street No. , Bloomsburg, Pa,
oct. M, "77-ly.
M. L. EYERLY,
Collections nron,ntly made and remitted. , omco
onposlte Catawlssa Deposit Bank. sms
ACQ. u kacb. j no. k. fktuibh. cuas. 1. aawARcaj
WM. R. HAGENBUCH,
(Successors to Benedict Dorsey & sons. 183 Market
street. - 1
1 mporie rs and dealers in
CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENSWARE,
923 Market Street, Philadelphia.
Constantly on hand Original and Assorted Packages'
June !9, 77-ly
REV.C. K, CANriELD,A. M,,PrincipaL
It you want to patronize a
FIRST CLASS SCHOOL,
WIIEHE BOA11D AND TUITION ARE LOW,
glvo us a trial.
Next term begins
MONDAY, APB1L 15, 1878
For Information or catalogue apply to
J uly 27, '77-ly Orangevllle, Pa.
KANSAS LANDS ! !
Wo'own and control the Tlallwar lands of'Tree-o
County, Kansas, about cmiallKdlvlded by the Kan
sas Pacine Hallway, which we aro selling at an
average ot 13 lis per acre on easy terms of payment.
Alteruatoscctlousotoovernment lands can bo to
ken as homesteads by actual Bettlers.
menu isnas lie in mo ureal Limestone lienor cen
tral Knnsas. the best winter wheat nroduclntr dis
trict of tho United states, yielding from io to 33
iiiihiiriN icr Acre.
Thn average searly rainfall In this county Is ncar
1V33 Inches jier annum, nne-tlilrd greater than 10
too much-extolled Arkimsus Valley, which has a
euiiji ruiiuuu oi leas luau incut's per unnuui la
he same lonirltuoo
Stock IUMiik nntnvool Orowlnirare very Herniaer
atle. To winters aro short and mild, stock
mil live all the year on Si ass I Living streams and
Sprltics aro numerous. I'ure water is foundln wells
from no to on feet deep. Tho llrallhlnt Cllmtt In
the World 1 No fever and ague there. No muddy or
Impassable roads, plenty of nno building Bteno,
lime und sand. These lands are being rapidly settled
uy mu iieht uuu hi fturmeru auu Aasieru people,
and will so appreciate tn value by the Improvements
now beintr irade as to make their Durchase at Dres-
eut prices one the very best investments that can
uo niaae, abiuu jrom me pronis io ue aenvea irom
their cultivation. Members of our Arm reside In
Wa.Keeney. and will show lands at any time. A
pamph'ct, giving full Information In regard to soil,
climate, water supply, &c will bo Bent free on re
Warren Keeney A Co.,
10S Ce&rlorn St,, Chicago,
Or Wa-Hcenvy, Trego Co., XaOMti
April , la.-im
jP M. BOUTON,
kxain Street, Oranfevllle, Pa.
DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS,
Fine Toilet Soaps, Bruehe8,Oomba,tS:o,
jrVuif Flavoring EitmtU, Virfvmiry and Faney
Toiltt Arliclu in EnCUu VartVry,
Also a Fine assortment of
Dye Woods njaU Ujo WuWi,
Smsilng &nl Ciowlng 0saU0,Cl9iri,SBtiff,fte.
accurately compounded. A share of publlo patron
age U solicited.
July 6, is-sin"
To all suffering from cbronlo diseases of all kinds.
ContldenUal consultation Invited personally or by
mall. New metiiud of ireatment. New bdu rellab e
remedies. Book and circulars sent free In sealed
enveloiies. Addrets lloWAPD AhsociATlON, 419
Norlh Ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa., an Institute
having a high leput at Ion for honorable conduct and
July 19, tn-tux Jwoo
'.t ' ' 1 - -
Oft LII FLATKD WATCH KB). CkupMt
laths kaowa world. Saujl IraicaVM la
Purifies the blood, ren
ovates and invigor
ates the whole
ITS MEDICAL PItOPEUTIES A11E
Mb. 11. It. STKVEVfl.
Dear Mr-. 1 will mo.it cheerfully odd
ny testimony to tho treat number vnu
I' Voalreftdr received In fnvr.r nfxnur
g.eet ard good medicine, Vegeline, 'to- I
do not think enough can bn Fold In Its
pra- e; rnri wni irouweii over thirty
years with tliotdrendluuilioesi'.t'otnrrh.
aud had surli bad rouirhtng-vells that It
wouia seem ns iioiig.i i never could
tireatno any more. Bnd Neo-eilnn hn
cured me ; anil I do feel to thank lod all
the time that there Is so irooil a medlelnn
ns Vegetlne, nrn I nlfo think ltonoof
the best in'illcloes fnreoiifflis nnil wnnV.
Unking 'eellngs at fie stomach, onil nd-
vise even oony io inKo me veeeiiue. ror
I en assure them It Is one ot tho best
mcuicines mat ever was.
Mil"). L. noni?.
Cor. agii7lne r Wn'nut sts.,
Stv dauchterhas received crent. henn.
nr. from tho uno ot Veirellne. Her rie-
elinlng health was a source of great anx
iety iu mi ner irr'n'is. a rew oouies or
cireiinfl resroreu ner lieaiin, strength
Insuraneo & Heal Estate Agent,
JN. 1. 1 .1IKX.
xyyj. tv puui 1 liilliuintr,
' ClIAltlESTQWM. Mnsq.
II. 71. HTKKN.
noar sir Tf is s to rertlfv t hat T m n
used your "Il'ond rn'piiratlon" In my
rnmllv for wvpral yonrs nml think that,
fnr Scrofula nr Cankerous lltnnnrs or
Hhoumallc AfTectiotm. It, riinnot. ImnT-
celld; and, asftbloorlpurltlprorsprlnfr
iiii-un-mr, ii n iir- m", ininir I lav I'vor
men, nna i iibo usoii almost everytliiuir
i uuu uiiuuriuiLV rucuii incnu il ta onv
UUU III Ut'l'll Ul Mil' J I IL Illl'UlClIlf.
No. 19 liiiRscl street
IT IS A
Borrir Hostov. Frli. 7. ISTil.
Dear Sir I uavo tnkpn spvernl nottlns
of your vepf tine, and nm coninfpn It is
a vamaoio remrny inr nyppcn-LKmnfy
uompmiat, nuu gcneroi acouny 01 iuq
I can heartily recommend it to nil suf
fering from tho nboto complaints.
Mrs. MUNROi: PATtKETI.
60 Athens fc-treet,
Is reparcd by
K JH. R. STEVJLNS. Boston.
.Vcgetine is Sold by all Druggists.
The Great New Medicine!
A Health-Giving Power!
PURIFIE8 THE BLOOD,
INVIGORATES THE LIVER,
PROMOTES DICESTION, nnd
STRENGTHENS THE NERVES,
Thin effectually curing ilUrase of wluif
ver nume or iiutur. It 1. worthy or a
trial. ItKI.lKF gunruiiteed,
la AtilllCHAIlI.K to tlintatte, UllATKPUI.
to thtt sfoinucli, .nil itctK olllcleutly um il
CATIIA11T1C, Al.TKlt ATIVK mill 1)111.
ItETIC. Ita action la not utlenilyil xillli
any unpleaiunt reeling, neither In laii
gour nor debility experienced, liulun tho
contrary, refreafiiueut untl liirlgiiriillon.
It. Immediate vnYct upon tliv Ulgpativo
orff.iu, whether Impaired by ill.euiiu or
exliau.tetl rrom any cuiiie, U to lurreaae.
Ihelr power, or an. Initiation und nutri
tion, the amietlte belli y lucrea.etl ut oure.
To tho.e actil with an cugoiued con
dition or the liver, a. l!lllouiie, char
acterlzeft by a cln.ky complexion, a coatcl
tongue, u pa.ty, bad ta.le In tin, mouth, lu
cuprlclou. uppetllu uiiil .luggl.h at lion
of the bowel., with a .erne or Inline. 4 In
the head ami of mental ilttllne.., VltiOll
ENB prove, mint valuuble.
It. vfTect upun tho klilneys I. no le.a
haiipy, a turlilil, Inllittlng urine I.
ifiiickly cleared up by It
Inflammatory and Chronic ltllKUJlA
T1SM will soon ill. appear by a per.Llent
lie of VIUOItlONK.
For the euro or Mklu Illsea.e. anil Kruii
tlon. or ull klmla, VlaoltK.NK la moat
VIUIIIIKVB I. rompo.eil of the oetlvo
liropertleaor I1KH1IS, HOOTS, H1.MS ami
UAllKH, that A'aturH aloiio ruiulahea,
great care being taken by ua that they
lure galherril at (lie right .eu.ou or the
year, and that they poaae.. their unlive
Thul VICOItK.Vi: ha. the powerto l'UH
IFV THE III.OOI), I.WUJOUATi: the
LIVKlt, anil KT15H11.ATK the IlIUKhT.
IVK OlttiANH, 1. Inillaiutalily proveu by
tho.e who have given It u trial uiiil have
been permanently curnl,
W do not aak you to try a dozen bottle
to cxpeilencv relief, for vie (itIAll A.VTKU
you will feel better from the tlrat few
VKJOH1CNE I. a.toiil.hlna the world
Willi It cure., and I. throwing nil other
TUNICS, ALTK11AT1VKS and l. VI tH) 11
AltTTS, Into the ahude. Put up In larae
bottle., double kirenKth. ltequlros amall
doce., and 1. plea.ant to take,
1 Price, 81.00 per Ilottle,
WALKER & BADGER MFG. CO., Prop's.
, S3 Jrta St., w Tdk, l-.i Iiru; City, it, ;.
"TDK OWEOT Or EAT1NQ," a new uooi ererr
on .tioultl ttti, iat tree upoa receipt of out
at N. J.
S. W. Douglass,
Oivifed Mining Engineer,
General Surveying apd Engineering
Business attended to with Oaro
' and Dispatch.
I am prepared to maVo ilrUKlogs, I'laus and
Models In Wood, lirass, Iron, or U10 above uuterlabi
combined ui necetiarj- ot
Bridges, Mines, Ercaltrs, Eulldlngs, Engines,
Pl'lirg, ana all kinds et macLlnerjr lor use ot cases
at Court or tor applications to secure patents.
1'aLuui Secured marcu 11.6-
A TKHIUUIiK MISTAKE.
Dora Gull J was tho daughter of an Indian
General who died, covered with fame, and
left her ntone and literally friendless la
Bombay, where he breathed hla last.
His dying words were : 'Qo home, my
poor girl, to your Aunt Arlingford, nt
IJtnsley, near London, nnd stay with her
until you are married to Walter.'
For General Guild and Colonel Gary had
been friend, together and comrades In many
a battle, and had long ago nflianced their
motherless children toono another, the wed
ding to take place as soon as the young man
hail attained lit majority. .
So tbero was tho orphan gtrl Hearing the
end of her journey, and gazing wistfully at
tho strange and unfamiliar land of her
There was ono clause In her dead father's
will which had recurred to Dora's mind will:
ever present pain since she had first heard it
nnd that wa, should Bhe, upon making the
acquaintance of Walter Cary, refuse to mar
ry him tho bulk oi her fortune should be
pascd over to her cousin, Penelope Arllng
That her dear father should think it nec
cssary to coerco her into compliance had
wrung from her many a tear. Wholly un
versed in tho strong-minded ways of Borne
Knglish maidens, she had never dreamed of
disobeying him, orof choosing a mate for
The journey was over at last.
Mis Guild lound herself in a quiet coun
try house, surrounded by the most fervent
insurances of welcome from her sole surviv
ing relatives, who, of course' knew all about
her affairs, nnd treated her with the most
Mr. Arlingford was a bluff and hearty
gentleman farmer j Mrs. Arlingford a re
served lady who, however, seemed kindness
itself; while Penelope, thn only daughter,
and Dora's possible rival for tho fortune,wns
a gentle-faced, chestnut girl of twenty, who
greeted Dora by winding her arms around
her and laying her cheek to hcr's'without a
In the course of the eveuingof Miss Guild's
arrival, while alio was giving her aunt some
account of her voyage 'from India, she ob
served her cousin Penelope standing out on
the lawn, talking earnestly with a gentle
It was a brilliant night iu midsummer ;
the moon, white and searching as a great
time-light, shone on tho pair, and showed
Miss Arlingford's companion to be not only
young and handsome, but also a lover.
Ilis hand held hers, nnd his stately head
was often bent in unmistakable adoration
closo to her tresses, while she leaned toward
him in all tho loving confidence of returned
Very soon they entered the parlor, and
Walter Cnry was directly presented to Miss
And tho lover of Penelope.
Dimay, consternation full upon the heart
of the orphan. Thero could be no mistake
every look, evry action of tho two betray
Sho win affianced to a man who loved an
The cold touch of his hand on hers, tho
distant salutation, as if sho were the mere'
est strauger, proclaimed that he was resolved
to ignore tho contract which was between
Dora shrank into the darkest corner of
tho room, nnd disappointment filled her
Very soon, however, tho conversation go
in;: on around tho table nrrested her at
tention. Walter Carv was telling Mr. Ar
linfortland Penelope nn account of a strange
murder which had lately occurred.
'The man,' said he, 'was rather a clever
chemist, and accompli-hed his purpose in a
manner savoring more of tho exploits of the
'Arabian Nights' epoch than those of our
day. Ho got possesion of her journal, and
impregnated its leaves wifh a sort of volatile
poison, which she of courde inhaled tho
firet time sho made a lecord in the hook, the
result being a mysterious death which no
ono could account for,'
The eyes of Penelope Arlingford were
fixed upon tho narrator with a pulsating
engenies which urrestadthe attention of the
'What could it have been?' she almost
'Don't believo It,' remarked Mr. Arliug
Tho lovers wero gazing nteuch other, and
there was 11 half smilo on the features of
Soon after this, Dora, being considerably
weary by her railway journey, was conduct
ed to her bed chamber by cousin, who.
tigain embracing' her in a mute, clinirinir
iiismoii, uopeUblio would rest well, and left
.Nut nun word had been said about her
bethrothal to tho young man in tho parlor
Her claims had wholly been ignored. Her
cousin was liuely not only lo rob her
of her inheritance, but of her husband
Tho young girl retired tn bed with a feel-
us of deoolation nt her heart which may be
easily imagined, and fell asleep weeping bit
terly for her old, happy Indian life, when
she was the idol of her father, and a darling
01 tier nyau.
Sho woke or, rather, she struggled back
to consciousness with these words running
through her mind 'the result being a
mysterious death, which no one could ac
It was a disagreeable remark to occur to
onelin the middle of the. night, and It roused
her to a preternatural wakefulness.
She began to ponder over the events of the
past evening, when suddenly something
struck her ear which sent all the blood ting
ling to her heart.
It was like the trailing of a long muslin
robe over tho thick carpet which covered
the tloor and a cautious rustling of naper.the
one sound following the other with the slow
ant regular monotony of a machine.
1 lie nik-tit was at Its darkest aud the bed
was In an alcove, so that a view of the room
could not be had ; but Dora divined, with a
choking of tho breath, the meaning of the
Penelope Arlingford was In the room.
Before the retired, Dora had read a
chapter from the large Bible which lay on
She perfectly recollected placing it on the
end of the fcofa near the' window when the
had finished reading It, i
Bho felt that her rival was on her kne
before the bosk, IruDreenstlnr lu
with the 'volatile poison' which Walter
Gary had spoken of, and that as the finished
each lear, and turned It slowly over, her
long muslin sleevo swept the edge of the
book, making tho stealthy sounds which had
aroused her intended victim.
Dora lay bound hand and foot by a
feeling which almost stopped the beating of
Uemcmber she had grown up amid scenes
of passion nnd violence; sho had been among
the helpless ones at Cawnpore, when the
Sepoys massacred their victims In cold blood
and death was not bo strange a weapon in
the hands of a young girl, to her, as it would
bo to us ; nay, it settned the one weapon by
which Pcnclopo Arlingford would most like
ly siriuo lor love and wealth.
Motionless her eyes distended, thnrnhl
dew of agony dripping from every limb, the
orphan girl lay and listened to this evidence
All at once a board nt the side of the bed
creaked, as though a weary foot was passing
over it, aud the long swish of the garments
Then the door softly burst open as if with
out hand, a How of air from tho passage
rushed across the girl's rigid face, and she
heard amid the suffocating throbblngs in her
ears, tho first crow of some neighboring
Her terror ended in a swoon.
When she came to herself it was broad
Tho golden sunshine was lying across her
pillow, and the perfumes of the red honey
suckle came in through the open window
and tilled the pretty chamber.
All seemed innocence and peace around
her, but tho soul of the orphan girl was
lined with astonishment.
She could scarcely arrange her thoughts at
nrst.so terrible was the ordeal through which
she had passed ; but at length she saw that
she must leave tho house immediately ; that
she must relinquish both her affianced and
her fortune, if she would feel her life safe.
'Oh, papa I my papa 1' wept poor Dora,
'you have made a terrible mistake I1
When she joined the family, in answer to
the breakfast bell, she was in her traveling
dress, and her trunks wero all repacked,
'Why, cousin Dora, what is the matter?
Are you ill, dear?' exclaimed Penelope in a
soft, cooing voice; which seemed habitual to
Dora turned her back on her midnight
visitor, and, striving to speak calmly, said to
Mr. Arlingforu, 'I wish to go to London to'
day, sir. Please allow some one to drive
me to tho station.1
There was a pause of consternation, then
they all with one accord began to plead with
her to chango her mind, and none of the
three were so urgent and tender about it as
'Just try us, dear cousin I' she entreated,
'Of course you will be lonely at first every'
thing is so different but who will make you
happier than we can ? Has anybody offend'
ed you; dear Dora ?'
'No,' answered Dora, shuddering ; 'but I
shall prefer to live alone.'
'You ore so young, so ignorant of the
ways of our towns,' said quiet Mrs. Arling'
ford, here chiming in anxiously, 'it is a mad
thing for you to thiukof, child.'
'I must go,'responded the orphan averting
her pallid face that tho dark misery of it
might not ho seen
'So when tho persuasions of himself and
the pleadings and tears of his women availed
not, Mr. Arlingford got offended, and cried,
'Let her please herself, Pensie. King and
order Sam to bring the carriage around.'
Dora swallowed a cup of tea and choked
down a morsel of bread, and then she went
back to her room to put on her hat.
Locking tho trunk took hut a few mo
She Hung herself upon a chair, nnd
wept silently, feeling herself lo be the most
desolate nud friendless being on the face 0
What should sho do in London ?
Go to father's lawyer aud tell him she did
not wisli to marry Walter Cary, then live
alone in such lodgings as the remnant of her
fortune could afford her,
Ah 1 it was indeed a terrible mistake, that
clause in the will
But into the midst of her musings stole
a sound which thrilled her once more with
The swish of n carment, the rustlo of
a paper, just as it uroused her last night.
Dora gazed around her like one bereft of
The largo old Bible lay quiet enough nud
closed exactly where she had placed it 110
living thing was iu the room but her
And then she saw the whole mystery.
The window was partly opened, aud
slight puff of wind had blown out the crisp
white curtains in tile room ; theu receding,
had sucked them outward through the aper
ture, while tho imprisoned air, ruuuing up
tho blind, had caused the tissue paper hiiug-
jug at the top to rustle.
There came another puff the trail of the
curtain over the carpet, the rustle of the pa
per haugiug. 1
Dora sat gazing at tho window, her face,
in its astounding thankfulness, a study for
At this moment Penelope came in. She
had been weeping.
'The carriage Is ready, dear cousin;' sighed
Dora passed her hand over her forehead,
then facing her rival, asked in a hurried
tone. 'Were you up late last night anytimei
'ies,' answered Penelope, in turpilse,
'about 4 0 clock I rose andclosed my window,
The wind was rising,'
'Did you hear a cock crow as you did
'Yes, I did, why do you ask, dear? Stayl
I know why, You w ere frightened by hear
ing a board creak beside your bed ; I should
havo told you about that board j how stupid
'I heard a board creak," said Dora.scarce-
ly belieylug her own ears,
'Yes, It ought to be fastened down. It
runs the whole breadth of the house, and
when I tread ou one end of It Iu my room
the other end creaks la this. Listen 1'
She ran across the passage, shutting the
door after her, and in a moment the verita
ble creaking commenced, accompanied by
clicking of the latch of tho door, which had
to petrified Dora,
When the young lady returned, the ex
pression of her ccussn't features was to
mightily altered that the exclaimed J
'Why, my darling girl. I do think vnu I
wanted to leave us because you thought the
house was haunted.'
'Per. perhaps yes faltered Dora. wl.l.
fully gazing at her.
'You poor little darllmr.' mnrmnml p..
lope, in a voico of deep compassion, and she
iook uora's unres st no- lmn.l In
Why would you not tell me? Don't vmi
know, Dora,' and a smile played on her
lips, 'we ought lo lovo each other very dear-
iy 1 ve are ootu going to marry a Walter
Cary, nnd be the closest sort of cousins.'
Are there two Walter Carvs ?' t laculated
'What !' cried Penelope, her countenanen
Blowly crimsoning as the situation burst
upon her: 'did you Imagine '
She never completed the sentence, but
snatching up the poor, tired little orphan to
her bosom, held her there, and kissed her
tearrul, smiling faco with kisses which were
But Dora never revealed the whole of her
RCMARKAULK SUICIflC OP AN ADVEXTUR
ER. Cai'RO.v, 111., July 24 On the 2d day of
last Jlay there arrived at our village rather
a distinguished looking young man, who
gave his name ns George W. Burleigh, and
who said he was prospecting for a location
to open a tonsorml establishment. After
looking our town over for a day or two
Burleigh concluded to remain hero, and he
accordingly rented a small rom Buitablo for
his purpose in an upper story of one of our
business buildings nnd fitted it up with some
decidedly primitive and original tonsorial ap
pointments and nppurtenances. Though well
dressed, and having the appearance of a
man who had known the luxuries of wealth
and refinement, Burleigh seemed to be the
possessor of a decidedly attenuated pocket
book. During a ten weeks' acquaintance
with him some of our most inquisitive towns
men have elicited the following facts if
facts they are of his history: He stated
that he was born in Cincinnati in the year
1848 and that he resided in divers parts of
Ohio until his 21st year. At that age he
had acquired an excellent education, and an
extensive fund of general knowledge. To
use his own words, "From his fourteenth to
his twenty-first year medical, metaphysical
and scientific works were his food, and poe
try and standard fictions were his drink."
An acquaintance of two months' duration
has given the Timet correspondent no reason
to doubt the truth of his statement. In the
spring of 1871 he left his native state for the
far west, being possessed with an .uncontrol
lable desire to explore and roam over thai
vast and interesting region. For six years
be followed the bent of his nomadic inclina
tions, visiting during that time, California,
Oregon, Utah, the Black Hills, Nebraska
and Kansas, In the course of these ramb
lings his occupations were various. He min
ed, wrote for the newspapers, taught school
practiced medicine, and examined crani-
ums phrenologically, in consideration of
fees. Ho seemed to have been one of those
versatile and brilliant, but unstable, char
acters one occasionally comes in contact
with in this sublunary life. jDuring the
brief Bpace of the Times correspondent's ac
quaintance with him he has frequently re
marked that "he was one of those rolling
stones that gather no moss ;" that "the or
gan of continuity in his cranium was repre
sented by n cavity ; consequently, it was
impossible for him to stick to one pursuit
long enough to perfect himself in it and ac
cumulate property by it." By reason of the
limited extent nud population of our munic
ipality Burleigh's revenues from his busi
ness have not been on n Yanderbiltian scale.
And he seems to have been very susceptible
to depressing influences. He would walk the
streets for hours logetiier.with his head bow
ed, his hands clasped behind him, and appar
ontly buried in gloomy meditation. Any in
terruption of these deep self communings he
would answer iu the crusticstmonosyllables.
After his gloomy spell passed off he would
be as unnaturally vivacious and effervescent
ns be had been depressed and morose be
fore. Siuce his advent into our somewhat
fossilized village he has caused a decided
furor among our marriageable young ladies
and, as lie was a mau of uucommon person
al beauty, gallantry, vivacity, wit and intel
ligence, tills was but a natural sequence of
his coming. It is hardly necessary to say
that his success among the pretty girls did
not tend to commend him very Btrougly to
tho favor of a certain class of our young
men, They looked upon him (as an interlo
per whose rights of conquest should not be
recognized, Burleigh's talent lordebate has
been the means of stirring up our fossils of
the medical and legal profession, and, also
our chronic political controversialists; and
he has frequently experienced the pleasure
of vanquishing these various disputants. His
untimely silf destruction last night has given
rise to an unusual sentiment of one who cer
tainly was a gifted young man; but the mail'
ner in which ho accomplished his taking off
Is what gives a peculiar interest to the occur
rence. Last Saturday morning Burleigh went
to tho proprietor of the only entertainment
hall lu in our town and engaged the hall
for tho following Tuesday evening, saying to
the proprietor that he intended to give a
dramatic entertainment on the evening
named. Having completed this prellmlna
ry, he returned to bis room, locked himself
In, and was seen by no one for tho next
forty-eight hours except two clerical gentle
men. During Saturday a number of bis
patrons rapped on his door, wishing to gain
mittance for tonsorial treatment, but tbey
ire answered from within that "a work of
eater importance would preclude the pos
sibility of ills doing any tonsorial work that
day," A's'tbe curtains were all drawn, no
one of the disappointed applicants could dis
cover what "work" it was that engrossed
Burleigh's attention so entirely, aud many
conjectures were indulged In by the patrons
as to the nature of It, The sequel, however
proves that Burleigh was far from being Idle
during those long hours of seclusion, On
Sunday morning the following startling no
tice was fouud posted in various publio
places of our hamlet, and also on the outer
side of Burleigh's room door.
To tub Worthy Citizkns jf Oapkok
and Vjcijju v: Having, since' the treat
sensation In Chicago the hanging of Sherry
aud Counplly heard sundry citizen of Ca
prou and vicinity express a strong desire to
witness tome tuch tragedy, I have concluded
to gratify their lust for the horrible by shoot-
THE COLUMBIAN. VOL. XII, NO. 30
COLUMB1ADBMOOBAT.VOL.XHI, NO. M
Ing myself through the forehead, on the
evening of the 23d Init, at Thornton hall.
The price of admission to this real tragedy
will be VI, and the fund that may be realiz
ed thus shall first be applied to my burial
expenses, and, shall any surplus remain, It
shall be invested in the workt of Darwin,
Tyndall and Huxley, and the tame shall be
presented to the town library In my name.
My reason for thus putting a period to my
life is that I have endured the manifold
miseries of existence as long as I desire to,
and my only wish now is to plunge Into the
eternal, soundless, lifeless gulf of uncon
sciousness. Tho death of the body is the
annihilation of the man ; and annihilation
is eternal peace. Before destroying myself,
I shall read my auditors and death witnesses
an original, lecture, In which I shall juitfy
suicide. In all seriousness,
G, W. Burleigh.
It may be surmised that this remarkable
notico awakened a degree of interest and ex
citement in our town net often felt here.
Soon It was the theme of every tongue, and
ere nightfall every villager and every coun
tryman, who had come to town to attend
church, was informed of this amazing an
nouncement. Many set the author of it
down as a suddenly developed lunatic.
Others believed it was merely his intention
to create a sensation and perpetrato a joke
on the community. But the few whose in
sight into human nature was deeper enter
tained but little doubt of the seriousness of
the author of this strange and blood-curdling
announcement. They had noticed the pecu
liarity of the man his seasons of gloomy
and morose meditation. They remembewd
his arguments against the immortality of the
soul his refutation of the idea ot a hereaf
ter.and they shook their heads gravely. Not
withstanding Burleigh's announcement of bis
bloody Intentions upon himself, a determin
ation was soon generally manifest aiuunit
our citizens to prevent his crime. However
a strong and very general de-ire prevailed tn
see how far ho really would carry out his an
nounced intention ; and our citizens con
cluded to let him go so far as the reading of
his lecture, and then, by a well art uu"-il
stratagem, to gain control nt his person and
endeavor to reason him out of his rash pur
pose. But they had nut calculattd the
coolness and streugth of Burleigh's determi
nation to effect his end. All day Sunday
isunelgb kept himself closely secluded in hl
room and, with the exception of two of our
local clergymen, he refused admission to any
one on any pretext. At 2 p. m. he permit
ted a brief admission to the Rev. Mr. Wil
cox and the Itev. Mr. Burton. He aibmed
these gentlemen to expostulate with him un
til a quarter of three, and then dismissed
them, courteously declining their offers of
prayer in his behalf. They report that he
listened to their arguments calmly, and an
swered them as calmly, but that all their ef-l
forts failed to weaken his resolution, Dur
lug bis long seclusion, from, Saturday morn
ing to Monday morning, Burleigh was doubt
less engaged in writing his lecture on "The'
Justification of Suicide."
During Monday he walked the ttreets
most of the time, refusing to enter into con
versation with anybody. Almost the whole
time ot his stay here he has kept bachelor's
hall, and this circumstance has enabled him
to make his seclusion complete when he
chose to do so. He continued his self-im
murement all day yesterday until 7 o'clock
in the evening, when he came forth and
walked briskly about town for half an hour,
He then repaired to Thornton hall, to make
the final preparations for his violent end,
It was at that time clear that his audience
would be a very large one. Early Tuesday
evening vehicles began to arrive numerously
from the rural dislricts. By '- ight o'clock
fully one hundred and fifty persons had pur
chased admission tickets to the scene of the
interesting event, which mony thought
would not happen, and some thought would
happen. Burleigh himself acted as door
keeper.and no children were allowed adtnis
sion. The audiencce was composed of men
and women tn the ratio of three of the for
mer to one of the latter. At exactly ten
minutes after eight Burleigh closed the door;
walked forward with a firm, deliberate step
to the platform, took his staud behind
temporary dei-k he had erected, bowed grace
fully to the audiencejnnd immediately becan
.the delivery of his lecture. While Burleigh
was attending to the duties of doorkeeper a
couple of stout citizens had secreted them
selves iu a small side room that opened near
the speaker's stand. Their intention was to
overpower Burleigh, who is a small man, at
the close of his lecture. The failure of tbi
plan proved that Burleigh had in some man
ner gained a knowledge of its existence and
that he had planned most effectually to ren
der it futile. The delivery of the lecture oc
cupied just one hour and ten minutes, and
during that time the audience was held
spelt-bound. The stage manners of the lec
turer plainly indicated that he was no novice
in public speaking. His voice was clear,
distinct aud musical, bearing evidence oi
his scholarship in elocution. His modula
tion was simply perfect. The lecture was
certainly a masterpiece of Infidel reasoning,
aud its language was most powerful and fori
cible. He bad studied to make it end iq
such a mauner that its end, would be unsust
pected. As soon as ho bad finished ho step
ped quickly backward until he retched the
middle of the stage, and with a lightning
movement drew a Derringer from his hlji
pocket, and while Messrs. Qibbs and Mor
ton were rushing upon him, he placed thi
pistol to his forehead and fired, falling into
the arms of those who bad sought to save
him. During this act women screamed and
fainted, and strong men groaned aloud)
The scene was such as will haunt one vividly
to his dying day. It was the embodiment
of the horrible and terrible. The large-sized,
ball bad literally torn Burleigh's skull td
atoms. His death was instantaneous. Since!
tho consummation of this fearful tragedy t
depression of horror has prevailed the com
munity. The deepest Borrow prevails at
this wanton destruction of so noble an intel
lectual structure, Burleigh left a request In
his room that his body be forwarded to his
friends in Cincinnati, This will be done iin
A German farmer insists upou the great
valu) of twine as exterminators of field mice
now to prevalentliu many parts of Oermanv
Is -in n kreat measure due to the nresent ava
teni of keening swine penned ui Instead of
allowing inein tne range ot the nelds, as-was
formerly the custom, He states that a care
ful observer may often detect ules in the act
of mapping up and devouring a good sized
mouse i besides whioh ther have an extra.
ordinary keen aceut for the nests, srrnMiIng
them U11 in search of the voumr m',c whta!?
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Midway about the circle of the year
There Is a single perfect day that lies
Bunremely fair, before our careless eyes ,
After the spathes of floral hloam appear.
Before is found tho nrst dead leaf and sere,
It comes, precursor of tho Autumn skies,
And crown of spring's endeavor. Till It diet
We do not dream the flawless day Is here.
And thus, as on the way ot lite we speed.
Mindful but ot the Joys we nopo o see,
We never think, "Tnese.'prcsent hours exceed
AU that have been or that shall ever be ;"
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Backward to gazo on our midsummer day,
iota the Midiummer Holiday Scribner.
THE CItUW THAT THE CROW CROWED.
tr b. coiuxt rosrta.
Said the crow j
"So I'm not s'posed to know
Where the rje aud the wheat,
And the corn kernels grow
OU 1 no,
When 1 fly from my tree,
Just you see where the tops
ot the corn-cars will be ;
Watch me !
He. I he 1"
With a lurch,
Hopped the bird (rom his perch,
As he spread out his wlngf
And ft't forth onlilsseaieh-
Clink I bang-1
How It ran;,
Ho tlia small bullet sunt'
As It sped through the air
And the crow wlih a pangr,
Went, spin j
Tub Tun FsiTntus.
1 h.it to crow
Otten brings cue U woe ;
Which the Hues up above
nave '-en put there to show,
An 1 mi,
SI. Xieholaifor Augjsl.
IT TUBlmtg yiUTIN.
The midnight hour was drawing on ;
uuaueii mto luit liy uabylon.
All tare the royal palacd, where
Was the din of revel and torches' turo.
There high within his royal hall
Bolshaitar, the klni-, held festival.
Ills nobles arjund him In splendor shin
a iid drain down goblets of sparkling wine
The nobles shouo and the goblets rlnsr ;
T'was sweet to tho heartot that stiff-necked king.
The cb-eks of the king they Hushed with fire,
Aud mill as he drank his conceit grew higher ;
And, maddened wtiu pride his UpsletfaU
wua words that blasphemed ths great Lord ot All.
More.v&untlng he grew, and bis blasphemous sneers
were nauea oy nis lordly rout with cheers.
Proudly tho king has a mandate passed ;
Away hie the slaves, and come back full tost.
Many gold vessels they bring with them.
The spoils ot Ood'a house In Jerusalem.
With Impious hand the king caught up,
FlUed to the bnm, a sacred cup ;
And down to the bottom he drained It dry
And aloud wtth his mouUi atoam did cry
'Jehovah! I scoff at thy greatness gono!
lam the king of Babylon."
The terrible words wero ringing st"l,
When tne king at his heart felt a secret chill
The laughter ceased, tho lords held their breath.
And all through the hall It was stilt as death.
And see, see there I on the white wall see.
Come forth w hat seems a man's hand to be !
And It wrote and wrote In letters of name
On the white wall then vanished the way It came.
Tho king sat staring, he could not speak,
lllslknees knocked together, death-pale was his
With cold fear creeping his lords sat round.
They sat dumb-stricken, with never a sound.
The Magtans came, but not ono of them all
Could Interpret the writing upon the wall.
That Belf-same nlght-hls soul Clod sain I
tVas Belshazzar, the king by his nobles slain.
A Colored Skeptic.
When schools were established in the
South for the education of the negro, they
were eagerly patronized by the colored folks
of all ages. Coy maidens of thirty and
bashful lads equally old gayly trudged to
school with diminutive primers in their
bands, while the small fry swarmed in the
school-houses, and were enthsiastic on the
education question. Of Pete, the subject of
our anecdote, It might be truly written that
ne'er did pencil trace a whiter eye or black
er face.' His former master, Dr. II , had
taken great pains with him, instructing him
daily iu reading and writing. In the fait he
was to go to school, aud anxiously looked
forward to It. This was in 1SG9 when the
sun was In total eclipse In August. There
were all sorts of rumors among the colored
people about calamities which hap
peu at the time of this phenomenon. A few
days before it occurred the following conver
sation took place between I'eto and a friend;,
'Pete, did you know darwas gwine to be a
'clipso ob de tun next week V
Yes,' said Pete, 'I heard do folks Ulkin
'Pete, I hear dat awful things U'gwloe to
happen when It comes. Dey say dat de
world, Is gwine to come to an end.'
Curling hit lip in acorn, and fixing hit big
white eyes on him, Pete answered with con
tenipt, 'Go 'way'nlggab. Don't you kuow
dat school opens la September I How, den
csii de world come to an end in Augutt f
Editor' 1 Drawer, in Jarper'i Magazine or
Lice tn Cattle.
The best, as well at the surest remedy for
lice on cattle webave ever used, is kerosene.
It, is easily applied. First, saturate a tponge
with water, thiu dip it In the oil, and go
over the parts infested. We purpose trying
oil iu the whitewash for the chicken boute
this fall, and think It will prove a sure cure.
It may make the place look a little streaky
or smeared, aud if It does It will not hurt;
but it will, we think, rid us of pests. When
we told 'Dick' lo paint the roosts and the
nests with it, aud put a little under the winga
he thought our idea was tokill offhlt brood
nt .I.-:. ...1.1 .... ,1., -.il C..I,
( bushes ; now he, too, baa learned! its value.