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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. 1878.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XII, NO. 35
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Columbia County Official Directory.
I'resldent Judge .William Itlwoll.
Associate .ludges-l. K Krlckbaiim, P, L. Nhuman.
l'rothonotarv, o. U. Frank Zarr.
Court Monographer M, N. Walker,
tfetwer Uocorder Williamson If. Jacotoy.
District Attorney-llobert It. I.lltlc.
siicrirr-John w. Itorrman.
Murrevor 4amuel Nevlisrd.
Treasurer Dr. II. W. Mclteynolds.
Oimmlsslonors John Horner, s, W. Mcnenry,
Audltors-M. V. ll. Kllno, J, u. Casey, K. u. Brown.
Coroner tsalah Yeoger.
.lurv Commissioners Ml ltobblns, Thoodoro V.
county superintendent William It. Snyder.
nioom Poor District IMroctors It. B. Knt, Scott,
Wm. Kramer, liloomsburg and Thomas Hcccc,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
President of Town Cbuncll O. A. nerrlng.
Clerk-l'aul K. WlrU
Chief of roilco .las. c. sterner.
I'resldent of tlas Company S, Knorr.
HecreUiry O. w. Miller.
mooinsourg Hanking company .Tohn A.. Tunslon,
Prosldent, 11, H..uroii, Cashier, John I'eacock, Tcl-
Klrs' Na'lonal Hank-Charlcsli. Paxton,rresldent
J. 1". Ttislin, uasuicr.
Columbia county Mutual Saving Fund and Loan
Assoclatlon-K. II. Utile, rresldenl, C. W. Miller,
becretary. ' . .
nioomsburg Ilulldlng andsavlng Fund Association
Wm. I'eacock, 'resident, .t. 1). Itoblson, secretary.
Illoomsburg Mutual Saving l'und Association J.
1 Urowcr.l'rasldeni.r. K. Wirt, secretary.
nov. J. P. Tustln, (Supply.)
Sunday Seirlces lux n. ml and tys p. m.
Uiimloii UAtinnl Q A m.
l'rnycr Meetlng-Erery Wednesday evening at X
Haats'frco. Tho public are Invltod to attend.
ST. MATTITBW'M tUTUKHAN CIIUKCII.
Mlnlster-llev. o. I). 8. Marclay.
Sunday Sorvlcos-ioji a. mi and TjfP- m.
braver Mceilng Kvery Wednesday evening at 1)4
Seats' free, No pews rented. All aro welcome.
" rHBSBYTEaiAN CHURCH.
Mlnlstcr-Itcv. Stuart Ml'OheU.
Sunday Services I oys a. m. and tx p. m.
l'raver Mooting Every Wednesday evening at OX
Heats'froo. No pews rented. Strangers welcome.
URTnonisT KriscopAt. cnDRcn.
Presiding Elder ltov. W. Evans.
Minister ltev. M. L. smjscr.
Sunday Scnlces-lutf and ox.P-.m-
Iilblo ciass-Everv Monday evening at e o clock.
Voting Men's Prater Meeilng-Evcry Tuesday
Oenoral l'raver Mcetlngt-Every Thursday evening
Corner ot Third and Iron streots.
1-astor-ltev. W. K.. Krebs.
ilosldence Corner 4th and Catharine sircets.
Sunday Services 10 a. m. and J p. m.
Sunday school-9 a. m.
iTayer Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All are lnv ltcd There is always room.
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.
Sector ltev L. Zahner.
Sunday Services-lux a. m., 7i p. m.
WK. Kh.-.9a- 'a. ,,,. rnmmunlon.
Service? preparatory to Communion on Friday
evening oeioro uiu t. ouuuaj u
j'ows rented i but evorj bodv welcome
rre'sldlng F.lder-ltev. A. L. Ileeser.
Minister ltev. (icorgo Hunter.
Sunday service s p. m., in the Iron street church.
) W vr Meeting Every Sabbath at 1 p. m.
All are Invited. Allaro wclcomo.
. THOHBRCUpECnRI8T. ,..,,,,
,n .).n uttin ttpiitr rtiiirch on tho hill.
known as tho Wclsh Baptlst church-on liock street
Hegular meeting for worship, every J-ord's day at .
sSrrcoTandthe public aro cordially Invited to
JJEItVEY E, SMITH,
OOlco In A. J. Evan's Kkw Duiuhno,
Member of Commercial I.aw and Bank Collection As-
nutiuuun. UCt.ll, "77-tI
dCHOOIi ORDERS, blank, uk Printed anJ
nentlv bound In small books, on hand and
for sale ftt tho Columbian omco.
BLANK DEEDS, on Parchment anil I.inen
Paper, common and for Admlnlsi raters. Execu
tors andtrustacs, for sale cheap at the. Columbian
TVTA'RRlAtJE'CERTIFICATES .iut printed
ITi andiorsaioat me uoi.vjiDin uiiiic.
erfut the oospol and Justices should supply them.
solves wun vueso nwai u, vi&
JUSTICES and Constables' Fee-Bills for sale
at tho Columbian omco. They contain tho cor
rected fees as established by tho last Act ot the leg
ti,o oiihicct. Kvnrv Justice and Con-
staoio Bnouia uavo uuo.
"rENDUE NOTES just printed and for sale
y cheap at, mo Columbian omco.
Ci G; BABKLEY Attorney-at-Li
, tu llrower's building, !nd story, K
II. WM. M. RERER. Sureeon and Phvsi
umce d. is. corner hock anaAiarKet
clan, (Ofilce and Hesldence on Tnlrd street,
oniceln Drower's building, second floor, room No.
W. II. ABBOTT. W. II. RHAWN.
ABBOTT ci RHAWN,
dec 91, 17-ly
II 0 W E L L,
omco In Ilartman's Block, second floor, corner
Main and Market Streets,
May so ly.
M. DRINKER, GUN and LOCKSMITH.
owing Machines and Machinery ot all kinds re
paired. Otera House Building, Bloomsburg, Pa,
"y Y. K ESTER,
over Maize's Store, Bloomsburg, Pa.
aprll id, ISIS.
TJRITISH AMERICA ASSURANCE CO-
jSAljUtsnu rum jiouiiAii'Si uitu Arts,
The assets of tlirso old cornoratlons arc all In
vested In SOLID SECUHITIiS andarc liable to the
hazard of Fire only.
Losses rKowrTLT and honestly adiuslrd and nnld
as scmjII as aeierminea oy ciirisiian r. knait, npc.
ciai Ag( nt ana Aajusier, u oomsuurg, l'enn a,
1 he citizens ot Columbia county
paid by one ot their own citizens.
thoniency where losses, If any, arc adjusted and
Koyal of Uverpool
REAS BROWN'S INSURANCE AGEN
CY, Exchange Hotel, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Ctna, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut... 0,500,000
Uverpool. London and uiobo
Klro Association, Philadelphia....
Farmers Mutual of Danville
Home, New York ,
t he Insured without any delay in the onice at Blooms-
March so,'T7 y
As the agencies aro direct, policies are written for
Jg F. IIARTMAN
REPRESENTS TnE rOLLOWINQ
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES:
Dooming ot Muncy Pennsylvania.
North American of Philadelphia, Pa
ranklln, of " "
Pennsylvania of "
farmers of York, Pa.
lanoverof New York.
Manhattan of 14
'Office on Mnrket Street No. 6, Bloomsburg, Pa.
oct, lie, 17-ly.
T)M. L. EYERLY,
collections promptly made and remitted. Office
opposite Catawlssa Deposit Bank. 6m-S3
AtO. L. EACH. JNO. X. FETMIEK. CHAS. B. ISWAXSS.
WM. K. HAGENBUOH,
Kaubj Fryiiilcr fc JEd ward,
(Successors to Benedict Horsey & Sons, 923 Market
Importers and dealers In
CHINA, GLASS AND QUEENSWARE,
923 Market Street, Philadelphia.
Constantly on hand Original and Assorted Packages
June !9, "77-ly
GREAT TRUNK LINE
UNITED STATES MAIL ROUTE.
T B. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon
J , 6lclan,nortUsldoMaln street,, belo
In Ilartman's building,1
, Clark & Woll's suirt, Main street.
AVID LOWENBERG, Mercliont Tailor
Main St., above central uotel.
S. KUIIN, dealer ii. Meat, Tallow, etc,
. Centre stri ct, between Second and Third.
, . Attorey-at-LtrXY.
Increase cf Pensions cHslsed, Collections male,
Office, second door from 1st National Bank.
Jan. Jl, 1373
R. J. C. RUTTER,
Office, North Market Btreet,
ATTORN E Y-A T-L A W,
Office, Ilartman's Block, corner Main and Market
IncrcaM of Pensions Obtained, Collections
Office In Ent's Buiijiino.
pvR. I. L. RABB,
Main Street, opposlto Episcopal Church, Blooms
ir Teeth extracted without pain,
aug 84, n-ly,
gROCKWAY & ELWELL,
A T TO R N E Y S-A T-L A W,
Columbian BciuiiNQ, Bloomsburg, Pa,
Members ot the United States Law Association,
Collections made In any part ot America or Europe
Thft Attention of tlie travelling nubile Is resnect-
fully invited to some of the merits ot this great high
way, In tho contldent assertion and belief that no
other Hue can otter equal Inducements as a route ot
lurougu travel, in
Construction and Equipment
stands confessedlv at the head of American railways.
Tbo track Is double the entire length of tho line, ot
steel rails laid on heavy oak lies, which are embed
ded In a foundation ot rock ballast eighteen Inches
In dopth. All bridges are of Iron or stone, and bunt
upon the most approved plans, its passenger care,
while eminently sate and substantial, aro at the
same nine muaeis ui cumiun, uuu cieKuui-t
THE SAFETY APPLIANCES
In use on this lino well Illustrate tho far-seeing and
mrnl nnllcv nr Ite manacement.ln accordance wlttk
wuicu iuq uiuivy vmy ui uu iiupiutcuicub BUUUV,
us cost nas wen me nuesi
Among many may bo noticed
THE BLOCK SYSTEM OP SAFETY SIONALS,
JA1INEY COUPLER, BUFFER ani PLATFOEM
THE WHABTMT PATENT SWITCH,
forralhg In conjunction with a perfect doublo track
and road-bed u combination of safeguards against
accidents vt mcu nave rcnaerea tnem praciicauy iut-
Pullman Pcalacc Cars
are run on all Express Trains
From New Yorkt PliUfidflpbta, llaltlinore and
Tu Chlrngui t'tnttnnall, J.oulTtllei ladlanapoll
nod Pti. jouit
ana to all principal points In the far West and South
In llulon Depots, and are assured to all Important
van SCENERY ,
u idmlttpd to be unsurpassed In tho world for trran-
ueur, Deauiy anu vunety. nupenur rcirrBiiuitrut
clllilea are provided. Employees are courteous and
aiienme, ana n is an ineYiutuiv rrsuu iiiai mitiiuj
Office on Main street, first door below Court llomo
TJ F. & J. M. CLARK,
Office In Ent'a Building.
If V. BILLMEYEK,
ATTOI1NEV AT LAW.
X. U, LITTLH.
II, A 11. B. LITTLE,
HOST, X. UTTLI,
" illoomsburg, Pa.
rirliusliea before the U. 8. Patent Office attended
ui.onieo la tue coiumoiaii ijiuuuuk
A I'LEASINO AND JIEMORADLE EX.
Ttrbt a for sale ftt the lowest rats at the Ticket
Offices of Lha Company In all Important cities and
I. P. FAIlMEIt
Gel Passenger Agent,
j. K. unnKMAKElt. Pass. Acent Middle Dlst.
1 North Third Mreet,:ilarruburg, Pa.
ieb. 1, Ts-iy,
fclain Street. Orangevllle, 7a,
DRUGS, MEDICINES, CUEMIOAI,
Fine Toilet Soaps, BruBlies.Oombsc,
Vtiif Hamring EttracU, JWuinrry and Fancy
Tumi Arnatt in f.naitrg yanay.
Also a Pine assortment of
Sxolicg t&i Chewing TeU;cc,Cig;rt,Snff,tc
accurately compounded, A ahare o( publlo patron-,
age t solIclUd.
MAJOIt HAMMONU'S U1NU.
Wlmt'n tills?' cried MIm IlnmmonJ,
breaking open a letter just liandetl to tier by
a servant, 'You read It, Mnggle j yrur eyes
nre'bettcr tban mltio.'
Small wonder nt that Indeed, seeing that
Maggie Is aged about 18, nnd tho other C5 nt
the very least, a pleasant looking, well pre
served spinster, with a brown resolute ftico
and sausage curls over tho forehead. Mag
gie, n lmndsome modern girl, sits down nnd
Madam The parishioners of St. Crispin,
Glggleshnm, In vestry nwmlled,hn.ve deter
mined to rebuild their pnr'nh church, pro
nounced Unsafa'by the surveyor. Contrlbii'
lions nre earnestly requested, The altera
tions will necessitate the removal of many
vaults nnd graves j among others, thnt of the
Hammond family. It is the wish of the
church wardens to respect the wihes of sur
vivors and others In tho disposal of the re
mains. Any directions you may have to
give, you will be good enough to communl
cato to the undersigned. Your most humble
nnd obedient servants,
Tho two Mioses Hammond (Margaret nnd
Ellen) nre joint proprietors of the coinforta'
hie cstnte of Wcstbury, near Glggleshnm
nnd of the handsome mansion thereto belong
ing. Mnggic, the young girl, is n distant
cousin although she calls them 'aunt'and
lives with them. There is nlio n young man
Ralph Grant, tomewhere about tho place, oi
which more nnon.
Old Tom Hammond, tho father of the two
maiden sisters, wns born in the yenr ,17-10,
and might have seen the bends over Temple
liar nfler the rising of 17-15. He lived till
1S30. He had married late in life, nnd left
only these two daughters. Thus two genera
tions bridged over a space of time generally
occupied by many successive lives; in in t he
caso of another branch of the family, the
founder of which, Major Richard Hammond
(the undo of the two old ladies,) who had
been nl the capture of Quebec when Gener
al Wolfe was killed, being tho great-grand
father ol Mnggle Lauderdale nnd Ralph
Grant. Major Hammond wns the elder of
the two brothers, nnd should have inherited
the Wcstbury estate ; but he olfended his
father General John Hammond, by what
was called a low marriagejnnd wns disinherit
ed in consequence.
Tom Hammond had done his best to rem
edy his ills father's injustice as far ns he
could without injuring himself and his own,
by making a settlement of the estate, in fall
ure of his own issue, upon the lawful de
scendants of Major Hammond, his brother
providing that the issuo of his eldertbrother
should fail, the estate should. go tu the issue
of a younger brother Henry, who by thq
way, had been well provided for by the small
estate of Eastbury. This brother Henry was
now represented through the female line by
a Mr. Boodles of Boodle Court, who now al
so held the Eastbury estate.
The descendants of Major Hammond are
now contineu to tnese two young people
Maggie and Ralph. They are both orphans
and without means, their fore-fathers having
been mostly in the soldiery and oflicial lines.
Ralph is a lieutenant in the artillery and his
battery is now in India ; but he is at home
on sick leave ; and ho has taken advantage
of his furlough to win the nffrctinns of his
fair cousin. As tho Wcstbury estate would
come to be eventually divided between them,
it was considered n most fortunnto thing the
young people had come to an understanding.
Ralph wns to leave the service when he mar
ied, and take the home-farm. By-and-by
ho would fall naturally into his position as
country npure ; and it was arranged that
eventually he should assume tho name of
Hammond ; hoping to continue the old
This preamble being necessary, let us now
return to the comfortable, old-fahioncd
drawing-room at Wetbury.
What do you think of thai, Ellen ?' cried
Miss Hammond, having read over onee more
the circular to herself with subdued empha
sis. Miss 11 len was sitting looking into tho
fire, her great wooden knitting pins and
bright-colored wools lying idly on her lan.as
she ttboctk her head while talking gently to
'Do you bear, Ellen V cried Miss Ham
moud more sharply, 'What do you think of
that letter from Truscott ?'
'I don't like the idea at all, Margaret. No,
not nt nil. Why can't they leave our an'
cesters alone? And I nm sure I always look
ed forward to being buried there my-self."
'La! don't talk about that, Ellen, and you
hve years tlie younger r said Miss Ham
mond, briskly ; 'and as we can't prevent its
being dono, we mutt mnko the hcht of it.
Ralph had better go nnd sen to it,'
'Very well, sister; a you like,' said Ellen
Presently she, reuineil : 'Sifter, I've boon
thinking that this would ho a good chance
to try and get back Uncle Richard Hum
Uncle Hammnnd.s ring !' repented tho
emer sister, 'i (tou t umierstiuiil.'
You must have beard our father talk
about it, Inn mmlly ring that ought to
have gone with tho estates a ruby and tup
pujre that Ueucral Uniuiuoud brought home
'I ought to know all about It, Ellen, I
daresay ; but you were so much more with
my poor father, and had more pntlenco with
'My father often tried to get the ring, nnd
had offered to give Major Hammond a large
sum for It, But he was so vexed with lath
er for supplanting him, that ho vowed be
never should have it j and they say, sisteiil
that rather than it should ever fall into his
brother's hands, he had it buried with him
upon bis finger. Our father always Bald that
if he had a chance he would have tho colliu
open to see.'
'Maggie, who bad retreated to a sofa, and
burled her head in ft novel, roused up at thli
and Joined In : 'I hope you will, auntie,
do hope you will have It looked for.'
'I dou't know, my dear.' said Miss Ham
mond. 'I don't approve of violating the
sanctity of the tomb.'
With the elder Miss Hammond, a phrase
was everything ; she dellghtedto bring a
thing within the compass of a well rounded
phrase, upon which she would then make &
stand Invincible, So Maggie threw up her
head In & kind of drspalr,and ran oft to look
for Ralph, who, when last beard of, was
smoking a cigar on tue terrace,
'Rtlph 1' said Maggie, ns soon as sho had
found him, lynl had submitted to n very
smoky kls.s they were In tho heyday of
their young loves, when kisses wero appre
ciated, even when flavored with tobacco
'Ralph 1 anntlo Is going to give you a com
mission tu go and see about a vault nt St,
Crispin's, where omq of our ancestors
'I know,' said Ralph ; 'they nre going to
pull tho old place down. All right ; I'll do
Then Maggie went on to tell him about
tho ring, nnd how Miss Hammond would
not have it searched for. 'But It Is n very
valuable ring a family one too. It would
bo n grent pity to miss it, if it's really
'Well, thni, mind you look for it, sir; only
don't say a word to auntie, or she'll put a
stop to it.
'I'm fly,' said Ralph,with a knowing wink
and attempted n renewal of the osculatory
process ; but Magglo escaped him this time,
and came lleeiug in at tho dining-room
window panting into the presence of her
Since sho first left tho room a visitor had
appeared Mr, Boodles, n distant relative.
who had inherited somo of tho family prop
erty, ns before explnined, n tnll grim-look
ing man, with thin iron gray hair, carefully
brushed olf his temples.
The aunts wero looking rather serious, not
to say frightened, nnd both started guiltily
when they saw Jl aggie.
'Leavo us, my dear, please.' said Miss
Maggio had just caught the words, 'No
marriage at all,' from Mr. Boodles, who
seemed to be speaking loudly and excitedly;
and she went out wondering what it all
meant. Somo piece of scandal, no doubt,
for Boodles was the quintessence of spiteful
It 14 very dreadful very,' said Mi?s
Hammond. 'I never had much (.pinion of
Uncle Richard, you know ; but for the sake
f the young people, I hope you'll let it be
ept a profound secret.'
'Sako of the young people 1' screamed
Boodles nt the top of his harsh voice. 'And
what for the sake of old Boodles? I'm the
next heir, you'll remember, please, throueh
my maternal grandfather, Henry Ham
Mr. Boodles had como to Westbury to an
nounce an importnnt discovery that he had
recently made. In turning over some of his
grandfather's papers he had come ncross
some letters irom General Ilammonn, in
.which it was firmly asserted that his son
Major Hammond had never been legally
married to the woman known as his wife.
'What end do you propose to serve, Mr.
Roodles, by bringing this ancient scandal to
light ?' asked Miss Hammond, with agitated
End 1' cried Boodles. 'This is only the
beginning of it. I am going to a court of
law to have myself declared heir to the West
bury estates under the settlement.'
'In that 'case,' said Miss Hammond, rising
with dignity, 'you cannot bo received on
friendly terms in my house.'
'Oh, very well,' cried Boodles, snatching
up his bat and whip, and sweeping out of
the room without further ceremony.
As soon ns the door wan shut upon him
the sisters looked at each other in blank
I always feared there would be a diffi
cnlty,' said Ellen, tremulously ; 'but oh, to
think of Boodles having discovered it
'We must send for Smith at once; the car-
riageshall go in nnd fetch him,' said Mifi
Hammond, ringing the bell.
Mr. Smith, ofGigglesham, was the family
solicitor, and the carriage was sent oil to
bring him up ntonce for a consultation. But
Smith brought little encouragement. He
had heard from his father there were curious
circumstances attending Major Hammond's
marring?, nnd if Boodles had put his finger
ou the flaw Smith shrugged his shoulders
for want of words to express the awkward'
n ess of the case.
But search must bo made everywhere ;
the evidence of the marriage must be found;
the children must not suffer, poor things, anil
always brought up to look upon the property
as their own 1
Why, they could never marry,' cried
Miss Ellen ; 'they could never live on
'It's altogether dreadful ; nud not getting
married is the lightest pait of the calamity,
said Mifs Hammond,
Smith undertook that every possible search
should be made, nnd wont away, promising
to bet to work nt once. But ills inquiries had
nojresult. Ho bad traced out the family of
the reputed wife, who had been tho daughter
of a small farmer living at Milton in Kent
but they had now fallen to tho rank of labor
ers, and had no papers belonging to them
hardly any family traditions. He had search
ed all tho registries of the neighboring par
ishey ; no record of such n marriago could
be discovered. He had issued advertisements
offering a reward for the production of evi
dence ; all of no avail. What moro could
he do ? To be sure there was a presumption
in favor of the. marriage; hut then If Boo
dies hail documents rebutting such a pre'
sumption Again Mr. Smith shrugged his
shoulders in hopelessness of finding fitting
words, to represent the gravityof the crisis,
'And,' he wentjon tp say, 'that the very fact
Boodles Is spending money over the case
shows that bo thinks he has astrongouo.'
Boodles did not let tho giass grow under
his feet ; be instituted proceedings at once,
and cited all interested to appear. The
thing could no longer bo kept n secret ; and
Maggie and Ralph were told of the cloud
that hung over tbeit fortunes.
'I don't care If the property does go away,1
said Maggie, bravely. 'It will make 110 dif
ference. I shall go to India with Ralph,
that's all, I will be a soldier's wife, and
ride on the baggage wagons.
jtaipn snoot nis lieau. lie bad never
been able to manage on his pay when there
was only himself, and there were ever so
many lieutenants on the list before him, so
that he could not hope to bo a Jcaptain for
There was no use in sitting brooding over
coming misfortunes; nnd Ralph toolrthedog
cart and drove over to Gigglesham to see
about the family vault at St. Crispin's. It
was an occupation that agreed well with his
temper ; the weather too seemed ail lu keep
Ing a (lull drizzling day,
'Don't fgrget the ring,' JIaggie had said to
him at parting; 'that Is ours, you know,
Ralph, 11 we find It ; and perhaps It may bo.
worth, a lot ot money
Ralph shook his head Incredulously, And
yet it was possible. The ring might bo
there, aud it might prove of great value. In
misfortunes the mind grasps at tho Btnallest
alleviations, and Ralph consoled himself In
hisdeprcssion by picturing ,lho finding of a
of n splendid ruby worth say 10,000. No
moro artillery work then no more India.
Gigglesham boasts of several churche".
and St. Crispin's lies in a hollow by the riv
er, closo by tho bridge. A low squat tower
and plain ugly knave. But In its nook
there tho dark river ilowlng by, the sail of
a barge showing now aud then, the tall piles
of deals in tho timber yard beyond, tho cas
tle keeps frowning from the heights, and the
big watermlll with its weirs nnd rapids, the
noise of which and of the great churning
wheel sounded elumbrously all day long
allied with these things the old church bnd
something homely nnd pleasant nbout It.
hnrdly to be replaced by the finest modern
at last, It was Ills father's nractlcn In nut
his private mark upon all the jewelry he
He could do it In those days when his
Workmen were swarming nbout it now.
The roof was nearly off. There were great
piles of sand and mortar in the graveyard.
Mr, Martin, the plumber and glazier who
took the most lively interest In tho under
ground work, even to the neglect of more
profitable business, was on the lookout for
Lieutenant Grant, and greeted him cheerily.
'We ve got 'em all laid out in the vestry,
Cap'n Grant all the whole family ; and
now the question is, what nre tyou going to
have done with them ? Would you like 'em
put in tlio vaults below, where they'll all be
done up in lime, nnd plaster? or would you
like cm moved somewhere else mora In
in the open air like ?'
'Tho least expensive way, I should say,'
replied Ralph, grimly. Somehow or other
his appreciation of his ancestors was dead
ened by this last stroke ot fate in cutting
him adrift from his succession. 'But look
here, Martin,' he went on, taking tho plumb
er asido ; there is one of tho coffins, Major
Hammonds, I should like to have opened.
It can be done?
'Easy enough, sir,' cried Martin, who to
say the truth, was delighted at the prospect
of a little charnel house work. 'He's a lead
un ho is. I'll have the top off in n
Ralph looked gravely down at the last re'
mains of the Hammonds. The wife, if she
had been a wife, on whom their inheritance
hunj, was not there; she had died in India
But there was the Major's coffin, tho wood
work decayed, but the leaden envelope as
sound as ever,
Martin was quickly at work with his tools,
The Jcover was stripped o(f. nnd for a mo
ment the Major s features were to be seen
much as they had been in life; then all dis
solved into dust.
There was no ruby ring that must have
been a fable : but there was something gilt
tering among tho remains, and on taking it
out it proved to be a plain gold hoop.
'Well, that's worth a pound, that is,' cried
the practical Martin, carefully polishing u
the treasure trove. It bad probably been
hung around the neck of the departed
tall bony man for the ring was a small one
and thero were traces of a black ribbon
attachd to it.
It was a disappointment, no doubt ; and
yet somehow the sight of the ring had given
Ralph a little hope. It wns tho wedding
ring he said to himself, his great grand
mother's wedding, ring. Tho Major must
have been fond of her to have bad her ring
always about him; audit had been buried
with him. That bad given rise to the story
about the ruby. He drove home, after giV'
ing direction nbout the disposal of the cof
fins, feeling less sore at heart. He was now
convinced that they had right on their side.
and there was some comfort in that,
When ho reached home he showed the
ring to Maggie, who agreed with his conclu'
s 1 0 1 1
But there is something inside somo let
ters, I think,' she cried.
'It is only tho Hall-mark,' said Ralph,
having looked in his turn. 'But stop.
That tells us something; it will give us a
'How can that bo ?' asked Maggie.
'Because there is a different mark every
year. Seel lou can make out with a mag
nifying glass. King George in a pig
tail.' The silversmith at Gigglesmith turned up
his tabulnted list of Hall-marks, and told
them at once tho date of the ring 17C0,
'tut it might have been made a long time
before it was used,' suggested Maggie.
'True ; but it could not have been used
before it was made,' replied Ralph. 'It gives
us a dateapproximatply, at all events.
At first the knowledge of this date did not
seem likely to be of much use to them, Rut
it gave them the heart to go on and make
further inquiries. Ralph threw himself into
the task with fervor. He obtained leavo to
search the records of the Horse Guards ;
and'ascertalned all nst where had been sta
tioned the regiment that Richard Hammond
then belonged to in in that same year.
It was nt Canteibury, as it hnppened ;
and that seemed significant, for it was not so
far from there to his sweetheart's home at
Milton. Ralph went over to Canterbury, and
with tho help of a clerk of Mr. Smith's,
searched all the parish registers between the
two places, but found nothing.
The trial was coming on iu a few weeks,
and, not a scrap of evidence could they get
of the marriage of Major Hammond, The
other side wero lull of confidence, and well
they lniht be, Ralph had made up his
mind to return home, and was walking dis
consolately down the High street of Canter
bury one day when he saw over a Bhop win
dow the sign, 'Pilgrim, Goldsmith ; estab
'I wonder,' he said to himself, 'if my
great-grandfather bought a wedding ring
A sudden impulse sent him into the shop,
A nice looking old gentleman, with long
white hair, was sitting-behind the counter,
peering into the works of a watch though
an elongated eyeglass,
Ralph brought out his ring, "Do you
think this ring was bought at your shop ?'
'Uow long ago?' asked Mr, Pilgrim, tak
ing up the ring and looking at it all around,
'About tho year 17G0,
'Ah-b 1 I can't remember 10 long ago as
that. It was. la my father's time; but tor
all that, perhaps I can tell you,'
lie took up the magnifying glass, and ex
amined the rlbg carefully once more,
'Yes,' be said, looking up, a mysterious
expression on his face, 'that ring was bought
from my father, I have no doubt.
Ralph questioned him ns to the source of
stock was small nnd all his own. In these
times of changing fashions, when much of a
Jeweler's stock Is on npproval, this would
Ralph listened to these explanations with
breathless impatience. Had Mr. Pilgrim
any books belonging to his father which
might povdbly show the sale ? The old gen
tleman admitted that ho had a lot of his fa
ther's old account books up In a garret J
but it would be very troublesome to get at
them ; and what would bo the nsn?
'Why,' said Ralph, 'you might possibly
make the happiness of two young people
who otherwise may be sundered all their
lives.' Ho explained enough of the circum
stances to show the old gentleman that It
was not an affair of mere.idle curinstty ; nnd
afler that he entered into the quest with nr-
lor. rilgrim, his father had kent each vear
sort or rough day book, in which he en
tered transactions as they occurred, with OC'
casional short annotations. And nt last, af
ter a long, troublesome Bearch, they found
the book for tho year 1700 and 1701. Noth
ng was to be made of the first ; but in the
Becond they had the delight of finding tho
following entry : '25 March, sold rlng,young
Master Hammond, two guineas saw yo wed
ding afterwards at St. Mary's, Faversham.
Thatnlghtall the church bells ofGiggles
ham were set a-ringing, for the news oozed
out that Ralph Grant had come home with
full proofs of the marriage that would make
good his title to Westbury. For the young
people were liked by everybody, while Boo
dies was generally execrated. Indeed, tho
case never came on for trial, ns Boodles
withdrew the record when he found that
there was full evidence to refute his claim.
Ralph and Maggie were married soon after
wards ; nnd tho bride wore as n keeper over
her golden circle, her own special dower.the
long-buried but happily recovered treasure,
Major Hammond's ring
HISTORY op COLUMBIA COUNTY.
Flogging in Virginia.
The public whipping of a white girl by a
negro constable at Mill Creek village, near
Old Point, a few weeks ago, has naturally
excited much comment in tho press, and
the people of Virginia have come in for lib
eral abuse in the radical press. The Pott
has taken Jpains Jto learn tho facts in the
case from residents of the place and eye wit
nesses of the punishment. It is true that a
young white girl was stripped to the waist
and publicly flogged by a burly negro con
stable while the sheriff of the county stood
by and told him to 'lay on harder,' but the
white people of the Old Dominion have no
responsibility for the shameful transaction
The justice who tried the girl, and, convict
ing ou slight evidence, sentenced her to the
lash is, is a carpet bagger named Larrabee,
from Dover, Maine. Tho sheriff is a fresh
arrival from somo other state, and the con
stable an ignorant and brutal negro under
the control of the other officers. The coun.
ty is republican, although the white radical
in the county number less than twenty per
sons. These few whites from other states
manipulate the colored vote, elect themselves
to office, and run the affairs of the county to
suit themselves, regardless of the wishes 0
the ram who pay the taxes.
The democrats have a monopoly of brains
and property, but tho republicans monopo
lize the offices. This shameful public tlogg'
ing of a youug girl stripped to the waist be
fore a brutal crowd of negroes and their
managers is a fair sample of the degradation
that such political conditions bring upon
any community so unfortunate as to be thus
situated. The down east justice of tho peace
could have sent the girl to jail, imposed
light fine, or acquitted her as he deemed justj
but he and his associates w.tutel to witness
tho spectacle of her publio beating in a state
of semi-nudity. We understand there is in
tense indignation among all the respectable
people of Elizabeth City county, and that
"Judge".Larrabee aud bis negro constable
are in receipt of maoy evidences of the de
testation in which their bestiality is held.
Tho good people of New England who have
'ndulged so freely in unflattering comments
on Virginia and her people in connection
with this affair have now an opportunity to
bestow their wrath where it belongs on a
product of their own peculiar institutions.
The Marquis of Lome.
The Marquis of Lome, who has just been
made Governor-General of Canada, is the
eldest son and heir of tho Duke of Argyll,
and was married in 1S71 to Princess Louise,
the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, it
being the first iustance of the marriage of a
subject to the daughter of a reigning sover
eign, The Marquis has been in public life
for 12 years past, for in 1SGS, when only 23,
he was returned to parliament as member
from Argyllshire, When Ids father, in
1808, went into office under the Gladstone
administration as secretary of state for In
dia, his son acted as his private secretary,
The Duke of Argyll, whoso titles descend to
ills eldest son, is the most powerful of the
Scottish noblemen, He is hereditary master
of the queen's household In Scotlund, cban
cellor of the university of St, Andrews, a
trustee of the British Museum, and heredi
tary sheriff and lord-lieutenant of Argyll
shire, liis political service has been long
and active, and ho has also written an elab
orate book entitled "Tho Reign of Law."
His son is also an author, and published
several years ago a volume of poems,
A correspondent in the Cbuntry Gentleman
writes : Noticing au inquiry from a corres
pondent in your paper of July 18th, as to
winter oats, where good seed could be pur
chased, aud the time of sowing, I would say
that tho seeding of winter oats Is very com
mon with us, September Is the month in
which most of the seeding is done iu this
locality, though many seed later and somo
even earlier, say the middle of August, It
is desirable to have the oats make a good
growth before Jthe bitiug 'frosts come, but
it must not get into the joiut state before
winter, as that would be fatal to it. The
yield of winter oats ou even thin land is far
superior to spring seeding and much more
certain ; It stands tbe winters here as well
as wheat. I bavo more trouble from tbo
cold snaps iu the spring of the year thau
from the excessive cold spells of mid winter.
I hare seen it very successfully raised In Ibe
mountain districts of this State, aud it is
growing popular wherever tried. It makes
a good growth hi the, fall and covers the
IU knowledge; and Mr, Pilgrim told him Igrouud very well. j
Nine Months Service
This company was from Montour county
and was mustered Into the service August IS
1862. In the subsequent arrangement of
this history the Regiments will be placed In
order, and a sketch of the battles added.
The Regiment was at South Mountain, An
tietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsvllle.
Its war record Is first rate. When not other
wise accounted for tbe men were mustered
out with the Company, May 24, 1803,
Clinton W. Neal, of Bloomsburg, was Quar
tcrmoster of the Regiment.
Joseph E. Sbreve, captain, promoted to ma
jor September 18, 1802.
Charles E. Norrls, captain.
G. W. Vangllder. 1st lieutenant, discharged
on surgeon's certificate October 20,
Thomas Maxwell, 1st lieutenant.
Charles A. Meylert, 2d lieutenant, missing
since February 23, 18G3.
Edward W. Roderick, 2d lieutenant.
David Shutt, 1st sergeant.
M. Hassenplug, 1st sergeant, killed at
Antietam, September 17, 1802.
John S. Ware, sergeant.
Isaac D. Crewett, sergeant.
Michael Kessler, sergeant, wounded at
Fredericksburg, December 13, 1802.
George Lovett, sergeant.
Jacob II. Miller, sergeant, discharged Jan
uary 30, 18G3, for wounds received at
Fredericksburg, December 13, 1802.
Joseph H, Nevins, sergeant, discharged on
Burgeon's certificate March C, 18G3.
Daniel Vanrnnk, sergeant, killed at Antie
tam September 17, 1802.
Jacob Redfield, corporal, wounded at Chan
cellorsvllle, Virginia, May 3, 1803.
James Williams, corporal.
Conrad S. Aten, corporal.
George Snyder, corporal, absent, sick, at
Alexander Huntingdon, corporal.
Samuel Stall, corporal.
Henry Vincent, corporal.
John Harig, corporal. .
Charles Flick, corporal, discharged Decem
ber G, 1802, for wounds received at An
tietam September 17, 1862.
Nathan F. Lightner, corporal, discharged on
surgeon's certificate 8 December, 1862.
William O. McCnrmick, corporal, discharged
March 1, 1863, for wounds received at
Fredericksburg December 13, 1862.
Henry L. Schick, muc.
Appleman, Amos, private.
Arnwine, Sylvester W., wounded at Antie
Adams, Henry, died September 22 of wounds
received at Antietam September 17,
Beaver, Arthur W.
Bookmiller, Jacob, wounded at Chancellors-
ville May 3, 1863.
Rlee, Franklin G.
Carroll, William, wounded at Chancellors
vllle Mav 3, 1863.
Cooper, Samuel E., deserted October 22,
Dye, Samuel V,, discharged on surgeon'B
certificate April 8, 1803.
Earp, U illiam jr., wounded at Chancellors'
l'KAY FOU OUU LOVED ONES.
nr AVNADRti MORRIS.
They were standing on tho sea-shore.
On the bright silvery sands ;
lie was looking down so fondly
While ho held those IttUo hands.
"Win you miss me, lltUo swect-hcart.
When tho summer days aro pasty
Things wo prize are first to leave us,.
And this sweet dream cannot last,
"Will j ou think when evening zephjTfl
Gently sigh along tbe shore,
Ot the one who. though far from thee,
tsttll wiu lova thee ever moro 7"
Two bright cj es wero raised In answer,
Sparkling through a mist of tears ;
"I will not forget thee darling
Though our parting bo for j ears.
"Though I cannot be beside thee,
Nor thy lonely wanderings share,
I can bear thy cares to Heaven
on the sacred wings ot prajcr.
"When the twilight shadows gather,
And the birds have ceased their Bong,
I will leave the gay and cnrelr-ss,
Leave tho busy thuughtless throng.
I will seek that lone sweet boner.
Where j ou taurht my heart to love,
There I'll kneel whllo evening breezes
Watt my prajcr to Ileatcn aboe.
"Urlght winged angels guide thy footsteps
Kar from danger's r ocky shoal ;
Richest blessings strew thy pathway
1 0 a bright and pcacef ut goal."
When our loved ones leave our fireside
For the crooked paths of lite,
Leavo the heart that f Un would shelter
Kroin all sorrow, pain or strife
when our hearts aro wrung with anguish
For our dear ones far away,
M e have still one blessed refuge,
We can for our darlings pray.
Eastoa, James ri.
Foin, John B. A.
Fitzs'unmons, C. W.
Fields, John L.
Francis, George, discharged on surgeon'i
certificate November 15, 1862.
Gibson, John, killed at Antietam.
Hunt, George E.
Hillner, Samuel, killed at Antietam.
Hummel, Hiram, killed at Antietam.
Jones, James W., killed at Fredericksburg,
Klase, W. J. W.
Klase, Daniel J. P., killed at Antietam.
Lech thaler, Conrad, discharged, date un
Leichow, John, discharged October 28 for
wounds received at Antietam September
Long, Jacob, killed at Antietam.
Miller, Levi M.
Moyer, Jacob W.
Moyer, Cornelius C.
Morris, John, wounded at Antietam.
McKee, James, deserted August 16, 1862.
Neese, William It,, wounded at Antietam
discharged, date unknown.
Phillips, James M.
Reaser, John P.
Rank, David II., discharged on surgeon'
certificate January 29, 1863.
Ringler, William A., discharged May
1S63, for wounds received at Antietam
September 17, 18G2.
Rice, Jonathan, killed at Fredericksburg,
Smith, Edward D. '
Smith, Edwin L.
Swltzer, Oliver B.
Snyder, Sharps M,
Vandling, Archibald, discharged on sur
geon's certificate November 28, 1862.
Wallace, John, discharged, date unknown.
Wright, Matthew R., killed at Fredericks
burg. Wray, James D., deserted September 19,
About Fall Plowing.
Fall plowing, says the Country Gentleman,
has become s 1 universal that it hardly seems
nevYM iry to d v.iie sp ice to it in these col
umns, yet the time and manner of doing it
acts an important part in the results of the
future crop. If done early iu the fall, weeds
are destroyed before the seeds mature and
the decomposition of the vegetation turned
down, becomes more complete before tho
time for planting tbe next crop. If tbe stub
ble plowed under is nut well decomposed
and the land is planted to cultivated crops,
it gels raked upon the surface, and in case
the season turns out very dry, the crops suf
fer from 'firing.' Rut it is better to plow
late tliau to d no fall plowing at all. Fall
lowing generally requires leis prepa
ration fur a crop in the spring than that un-'
plowed, unless much rain falls, on the first
going out of the frust, to run the ground to
gether and leave it in a baked condition. If
the plowing is dune when tho ground is dry
and hard, the land is less liable to run to
gether and become baked, than when plowed
n a mellow state, lot a crop of small grain
fall plowing gives the best assurance for a
rofitable yield, tho opportunity of early
seeding being made possible, is much in it8
favor. It is unfortunate for the wheat In
terests that without early sowing a good
crop is seldom realized. The frost leaves
the ground earlier in the spring, where the
plowing has been done tho previous sea
son, and is thus permitted to receive tho
crops earlier than tbe land requiring more
preparation. Deep plowing should as a rale
be done in the fall, as it is questionable
whether It ever pays upon our western prai
rie soils. With plenty of manure and thor
ough cultivation a foot in depth may proba
ably be done with profit, otherwise it Is
questionable. A farmer who fails to per
form all the fall plowing he cau with prompt
ness, is .liable to neglect other important
work in Its season, and thus fails to keep up
with tbe times and to realize the best-possi
ble income. To do everything properly and
promptly just at the right time upon the
farm, is sure to bring abundant reward to
the laborer. Fall plowing comes at a time
when there is little other work, which thus
enables tbe farmer.to make use of all other
portions of the year to his advantage.
To Can Peaches.
Procure the largest, finest tud ripest fruit.
Use granulated sugar, in proportion of half
a pound of sugar to a pound of fruit. Make
tbe syrup of half a teacupful of water to a
half pound of sugar. Let it come to a boil
and skim. Have your peaches pared with a
silver-plated fruit knife, and throw theint 1
to clear cold water, in a wooden or carthe
vessel. Boil tbe fruit in the syrup until it is
so tender that you can put a broom straw
in it, then skim from the syrup with a skim
mer and place in the cans until they are
quite full. Fill up with the boiling syrup
and Immediately screw on the tops as tight
ly as possible. You will find you have to
screw them on again and agaiu. Look at
every jar fur two or three days after cann
ing to see if It is air-tight. Ifyourstoro
closet is not quite dark wrap your can
around with brown wrapping paper. Light
injures fruit it must be kept cool also.
Aunt AilJie in Country Gentleman.
If drivers will see that their horses' shoul
ders are carefully sponged or washed with
cold water every time, aud as soon as taken
from hard work to the stable, they need
not have any more horses with galled shoul
ders. It takes little time, and the bard
worked horse will feel and be much better
for it. Of course the collar should fit com
fortable, and there should (with this care)
be no paddiug between it and tbe shoulder,
producing heat where there is none requir
ed. The sweat and dirt should be rubbed off
tbe nndersido of the collar, which should
never be washed.
On the'day that Rums trotted at Hartford
at least five swindles were allowed on tbe
grounds, the pool box, tbe wheel of fortune,
sweat boards, the pill box trick,and tbe sell
ing of lager beer at 10 cents a glass, Seve
eral venturers lost over 100 apiece at tbe
wheel in less than an hour, Tbe board was
remarkably well patronized by the unsophis
ticated, and the gamblers bad all they could
do Belling silver to bet with, for bills, of
which they had at the close of the day a big
box full. The pill box men would show
three or four empty boxes, and, ostensibly
putting a 120 bill in one, offer to sell the
boxes for ? the spectator seeing a corner of
the supposed $20 bill tticking outside. On
opeulng the box the dupe would find a dol
lar bill. A lager man said that their being
forced to buy off the association obliged
them to charge 10 ctuta per gloss.