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nf niiUSIlUKd. COLUMBIA COUNTY, l'A,
. n not Lns per year, 60 conts discount allowed
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r'i'ii nvwrssonf otttof tlio stnto or to dlstnnt post
.m ust bo paid for In advance, unless n rcapon
JihiN r in In Columbia county assumes to pay tho
roll (lun on ut iiuviw.
... v li Is no longer exacted from subscribers In
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work dono on
Columbia County Official Directory,
.frnUe William Ulwell.
iri it .Indues I. k uncKoaum, r. 1 nuuman.
. , utnr. cc. -William urlcuoaum,
, 1 "1" 'rapiier-f . N. Walker.
1 r U' i-orJiT -Williamson II. Jacoby.
1, 1 Ait ircy Hoticrt It. Utile,
u ,iolm v. Ilnnman.
. .. - mniiol Nnyhird.
,.umr -II A. .woppcnuctser.
llltinero olvluui , unu, vuhiko ihuiuiu
. 11 n 1 "' Clcrl: J. II. Casoy.
1 itirs-S. II. Hniltb, W. Manning, 0. U. Seo-
8l,m' "' attinlsslonors-Bll llobblns, Tlieodoro W.
8r!'ijt snnerlntendcnt-Wllliam II. Snyder.
unVnlMor imtrtet-Mrectors-K. 8. Ent, Scott,
Win. Kramer, liloorasburg nnd Thomas Ileeco,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
Pr sldiit of Town Councll-G. A. Herring.
clerk lMul K. Wirt.
c ui"( nt Police -Ja'. 0- Sterner.
it 1 ' t i.asrompany 3. Kncrr.
Seer 1 ir -I'. W. Miller.
mi' 1 mr; 11 lnklnir company John A.Funston,
it ildi n , II. II. orotz, cashier, John 1'eacock, Tel-
'l'li 1 N tonal Hank Charles It. Paxton, President
J. IN Tu -tin, ("ashler.
c ilumbU County Mutual Having I'und and Loan
A- icl.i Im-U. II. Lltilo, President, C. W. -Miller,
Re ri'l irv.
iiUuin-imrg llulldln? and Sating rund Association
Wm. ivncock, President,.!. II. ltolilson, secretary.
iloiimsimrOItPiial Havlnc l'und Association 3.
J urower, Proa n,r. U. Wirt, Secretary.
Hi'T. .r. P. Ttislln, (supply.)
B'ind iv SiTtiees -tu V u. m. and 6W p. ra.
S'inli si-nooi- a. in.
prayer Mcetlng-Kvcry Wednesday evening at ,v
s" s'frfo. Tho public aro lnvllcd 10 attend,
ST. MATTIIKW'S LUTIIKKAN ClIl'KCH.
Mints "t -Itev. 0. 1). S. .Marclar.
F tn l.iy Services 10 '4 a. m. and 7f p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
i'nn er Meo1 ln?-Kvery Wednesday evening nt
t,' nts tree. Nopcivsrented. AUnrowelcome.
Minister llcv. Stuart .Mlnhell.
s ,liy S'TMces I0,v a. la. andop.m.
ti.tnittf Mrlinnl ft n. 111.
Pr.i er Jleoilng Kvery Wednesday evening at 6Jf
b i s'frcc. No pews rented, strangers welcome,
MKTnOPlIT KP1.C0PAI. CUCHCI1.
Presiding Klder-Kov. W. Kvans.
Muilsicr lev. 51. 1.. Smyser.
Sunday Services MX and X p. ra.
Iilbli" Class Kvcrv Monday cvcnlnt; at toys o'clock.
rountr .Men's I'raier jiee.nng-i.vcry 1 s
A..nlni..ll HIS nVlllPt.'.
oeneral rrayer .Mcctlng-Kvery Thursday evening
, 0 ClOCK.
Corner of Thlrd-nnd Iron streets.
iM'tor- llcv. W. K. Urebs.
ittsldenco Corner 411i and Cnibarlnc Bjrecta.
Sund ty servlees loi a. m. and 7 p. m.
sumlav sciuioln a. in.
IT er Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All arc Invited Tbero Is alwaj-s room.
ST. PAUL'S CHUHCH.
Ureter Itev I.. Zahner.
S'tndiv Services liivj a.m., lys p. m.
Sunday Sjliool 9 a. in.
1... int..lni.lntl.nmIwlli ItrtlV PfimmtlntOn.
srl' 1 preparatory to Communion on l'rlday
evnl .I 'lorothe st Sunday in eacu momu.
Pc ...1 renti'di but evcrbodv welcome.
EVANIIKI.K II. CIICKC1I.
rr Idln? KMor Itev. A. I,, lleeser
MmMt'T-l'i'V. fleor.-o Hunter.
.1... service 2 p. m., In Iho Iron StrectCliurcn.
i.H tnn,l.ii I'uiTv sattlinth nt. 2 n. m.
All arc Invlt d.' All am welcome.
TIIR eiiuitcn OF CIIIIIST.
r. .la It. ..Mil llttlo llrl. CliTirch on thQ hill.
kriown'm tho Welsh llaptlsl Church-on llocl: street
Cap ulnVmeellng for worship, every lord's day af-
terr m ut 3;, o'clock.
rreoi and tho public nro cordially Invited to
nniOOIi OltDKltS, Mnnk, iu"t prinleil anil
?) 11 atly bound In small books, on hand and
orrali t the colpumau onice.
BI VsK DUKIW, on l'archr.j.'iit nml I.inen
I'ancr, common and tor Admlnlsi rators, llxecu
t i nj trustees, for sale cheap at tho Columbian
MYHUIAOE CEHTIKICATIffl just printed
and tor ale ul the Coluuiiian omce. Mlnls-
11 li1 llieuotip"iniiu.niM.ii;t'ai'iiu'im ouijimj h.vu.
sc i with tL.'so ncccbsary articles.
J 'STICKS and CWtaliW Kee-I!i!ls for sale
atthc coi.cmuias offlcn. They contain Iho enr-
r II 1CCS as ".UlUl-.lH.-il uj il.u ia,.i l . -L
. l. Di.lilnn, I'vnrv .TlirtlPA find I'nn.
table 9hould Uavo one.
VENDUE NOTES iut printed and foreile
cueap nt tho Columbian onice.
1 (!. liAItKI.EY, Atlorney-nt.Law. Oflice
J . in Blower's building, vnd story, Itooms 4 5
11. ItOISlPON, Attorney-at-Law.
In Ilartmau's building, Malnstreet.
Q VMl'I'L KNOllR. Altornevat-I,aw,Office
(j la Huitman s Building, .Main blreet.
U. WJI.M, ItEllEK, Surgeon and Pliyni-
dan. Ofllco JIarkct uieet. Above tth Cist
K. EVANS, M. I)., Surgeon and Physi
cian, (onice and llcsldcnco on Third street,
f li. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and Phy
J Sudan, north tldo .Main btreet, below Market.
Jlt. J. 0. KUTTEIt,
ODlcc, North Market street,
Mar,!7,'74 Bloomsburg, ra.
jyi. i. l. PkAiin,
Jlaln Street, onnoslto rntscon.il (Miurch. Blooms-
fsr Teeth cxlracted without pain.
7" JI 0 W E L L,
Ofllco In Ilartmau's Block, Eecond floor, corner
Main und .M arket fetrccts,
KLOOMSBUnO, I' A.
Q M. DRINKEK, GUN and LOCKSMITH.
hewing Machines and Machinery ot all kinds re
dalrcd. Oteka IIousb Building, Bloomsburg, Pa.
DAVID LOW'ENIiERO, Merchant Tailor
Mam St., above central Hotel.
7 S. KUIIN, dealer in Meat, Tallow, etc.,
X Centra street, I ctween Second and Third.
IT ROSENSTOt'K, I'liotograjihcr, oyer
JLX Clark wolf's Store, Main street.
t TTfilTSII'S l'ltr.rVIV Pmcticnl lmnwo.
Vpalhlo llors.0 and cow Doctor, Bloomsburg, ra.
ilu. h, iv-tt
y Y. K ESTER,
RoomKo, 15, orKiu IIocsk BnLPiNo, Bloomsburg.
JjlilTISU AMERICA ASSURANCE CO
NATIONAL, HUE INSL HAPiCK CO.MI'A'V.
Tlio ft1' Is of tneso old corrorntli-nR nro oil In.
y- ' dintoLIB suilinitb andarollaUo totho
h z rdof lire only.
Nud'TaiOlliKS on tho best risks are nloiio accepted,
ltts n.ouiTi v und homtiv ndtustidand paid
as n i.a dtti-rn Intd by I iikistian f. Ksait, !jie
ilc Ag in una Adjuster, irooins-burg, penn'a.
'1' e (IttrLLsof ClIuiuMu (ouMy hhould patronize
theoj'tLcy wheio lofefees. If liny, aio adtust-'d and
polu by one oitbelrown citizens, nov.lo, 'll-ly
T?RK VS BROWN'S INSURANCE AGEN
J. CV, Kxchango Hotel, Bloomsburg, I'a.
iT.tna, ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut.., 0,600,(100
tcrooui, Lonuon auquioDO H. 0,000.01.10
' Hlfif llri.rmu-,1 In fulii iuui
anthlro " ' ln.oiKi!-oii
u ASHOCliltlnn. I'hllnitlnhln Bliiriniin
p.iuvnio Mmuai I!!'.'.','"!!.'."!!! 1 foiouu
Uouw, Sew Vork. S.CXi.ooo
AS tlm nrvpnloa ... ilteeift ..MilAa nra rlltn.,
bur l.UiUrc w 1'houl any delay In the onice at Blooms-
J l 1IART.MAN
AVI UK AN INSURANCE COMPANIES!
' lotngof Muncy Pennsylvania.
t li i rleanuf I'hlladifpLla, in,
rjiiklln i,f .
(oiii. iv una of
ur e-soi Vork.Pa.
I iidutttannf "
on Market btreet No. , Bloomsburg, Pa,
O.B. EROCKWAY, 1 ... ,
a, e, CLWELL, ai Proprietors,
Increase ef fonslcns ellained, Collections aado,
onice, Second door from IstNatlonal Bonk.
Jan. 11, 1873
J U. FUNK,
incrcnso ol Tensions Obtained, Collodions
omco tn Knt's Bcilpiko.
JJHOCKiVAY A KUVELL,
A T TO II N E Y B-A T-I. A W,
CottMBiAH BriLniKo, Bloomsburg. ra,
Members of the United stales Ijiw Association.
Collections made In any part of America or Europo
Q 11 A Y. 1. BTJCKALKW,
Ofllco on Main street, first door below Court Houso
P. A J.M.CLARK,
omco tn Ent's Building.
J7 P. HILLMKYKR,
ATTOItNEV AT LAW.
tnncx-ln llarman's Building
dine, Main ttreet.
n. LITT1.K. BOBT. H. LITTLlt.
"P II. A R. R. LITTLE,
Q W.MILLER, "
omco In Brower's building, Becond floor, room No.
jjervey e. smith,
Ofllco In A. J. Evan's New iicildino,
Jfember of Commercial Law nnd Bank CollcctlonAs
soclallom Oct. 14, '77-tf
jg FRANK ZARIJ.
OITlco In Unanost's luiLniNO, on Main street second
door above Centre.
Can bo consulted in German.
Jan. 10, -79-tf
yyM '' EYERLY,
collections promptly made nnd remitted. Ofllco
u"iiosiiu uuiuwissa ijcposii uank. em-ss
. II. Abbott. W. H. Hiiawn.
AISUOTT A ItHAAVN,
dec 81, '77-ly
G. A. HERRING
I) ESPECTFULLY announces to tho public
that ho has reopened
(old stand) Bloomsburg, Pa., at the Torks of tho E.
py and U.ht street roads, whero all descriptions of
li-alher will bo mado In the most substantial ond
workmanlike manner, and sold at rrin-s tn suit, thn
lm3s. Tho highest price In ca-sh will at all times bo
ot every description In the country. Tho nuhllnnat.
ronago H respect fully solicited.
jiiuumauurg, ucu 1, lbl.
M Ninth Strpct Ptttfcbllrr. Tlpc. 10. 1S74.
JIessrs.:nilEllEI(. HEAV 4: C(
(lentienien : our paints have given entire sat
isfaction. I have used them on a good many differ
ent kinds of work, such as Iron, Tin, Wood, Brick,
Sc., and never heard any complaints, on the con
trary, the work stands veil and for wear, will la my
opinion, stand with any lead In the market. When
In want of reference In this tlty or vicinity you are
at liberty to use my name with pleasure, also to use
this as j ou think best.
itespecuuuy l ours,
JOHN T. QUAY.
Painter and Dealer In Paints, (His, c.
ST11ICTLV PUHE WHITE LEAD, AT THE LOWEST
MONTOUR SLATE TAIN TS. 8 CENTS.
MO.NTOUH METALLIC WHITE. 8 CENTS.
MONTOUH METALLIC BHOWN, (1 CENTS.
WiT COLOIiS AT THIS I'KICE.
PURE LINSEED OIL
at lowest iiinrltct rsitcN.
sample cards and price
list furnlshod without
Orders and lnouules by mall will recelre prompt
HENRY S. REAY,
WHOLESALE AGENTS, "
THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY!
GRAY'S SPEOJHO MEDICINE
TRADE MARK Is especially recom-TRADE MARK.
menaca as an ua
lallliucnrc for sem
matorrhea, 1 in po
tency, nnd alldtaea-
bf3, BUCllUS I.C33 Of
Ijitoltuae, 1'alu In
Before Takkgot vuij wema- TaMnj:i
many other clseasea that lead to Insanttr.Consumn
I Ion imda Premature Urate, all of which as a rule
aro first caused by devlatluir from the path of nature
and over Indulgence. 'Ibe Specirio Medicine Is the
retult ot a life study and many 1 ears of Biperlenco
In treating these sin'Clal diseases.
Full particulars In our pamphlets, which we df6lro
to send rree ny man loeiery one.
Tho tpeclllo Medicine Is sold by all Druggists at II
Cer packige, ortu packatsror id, or win no sent
y mall on rirtlpl ol Iho money by addressing
THE OKAY MEDICINE CO.,
No. 10, Mechanic's Block, Detroit, Mich.
Sold In Bloomsburg byC. A. Khlro, and by all
Druggists cvtrrvi here.
Harris & En lug, Wholesale Agents, lUtaburg.
bepb c, la-u
THE CARPENTER'S WOOING.
"Oh benm of my life, my nwl to me I"
no cried, Ins flamo addressing
"If I 'ndV.0 such n lovo as yours,
I'd nsk no other blcslng I"
"I am rejoist to hear you spenk,"
Tho maiden said with laughter
"For tho' I hnnimcrgtillelessgirl,
It's piano what you nro rnltcr j
Now, if lllo lovo you jut n bit,
What further will you nx me?
Cnn will you bo content with llint,
Or will you further tacks mo ?"
Ho looked handaw her words were squnro-
"No rivnl can displace mo
Yes, nno moro favor 1 implore,
And that is, dear Em, braco mol"
Sho enmo full chisel to his arm j
It really made him slnro
To have her make a bolt for him
Before ho could prepare.
Ho tried to screw his courngo up,
And did his level bct
To nail tho matter then and thcro,
While clnped unto her breast.
Says ho : "it augers well for me,
All seems to hinge on this ;
And what is morlio piano to see,
The porch child wnnts a kiss."
He kiscd her lip, he kissed her check,
And called her his ndoored
Ho dons his claw-hammer next week,
And sho will share his board,
SOME MOTHER'S CHILD.
At homo or nwny, in this nlley or street,
Whenever I chance in this wide word to meet
A girl that is thoughtless or boy that is wild.
My heart echoes softly, " 'Tis somo mother's
And when I see those o'er whom long years
Whoco hearts havo grown hardened, whose
spirits nro cold,
Be it woman nil fallen, or man nil defiled,
iV voice whispers sadly ; "Ah 1 somo mother's
No matter how far from tho right she hath
No matter what injoadi dishonor hath made j
No matter what dementi cankered the pearl-
Though tarnished nnd sullied, sho is somo
mother s girl.
No matter how wayward his footsteps havo
No matter bow deep he U sunken in sin :
No matter how low is his standard of joy
Though guilty nnd loathsome,be is some moth
That head hath been pillowed on tendcrest
That form hath been wept o'er, those lips kayo
been press'd ;
That soul hath been prajed for in tones sweet
nnd mild ;
For her sako deal gently with tome mother's
No lawyer likes going into court with a
thoroughly bad case, yet how can ho help it
I should have more patience with the ques
tion, "Do you ever think It right to defend
a man whom you believe to be guilty?" were
it les frequently put by people who spend
six days of the week seeking to get the up
per hand of their neighbors, and the seventh
trying to circumvent their Maker. To the
hone-t Inquirer, I commend the answer Dr.
Johnston once gave to Roswell, 'Sir, the
lawyer is not the judge.'
Was it my placo when George Gilbert's
care-worn wife came with tears glistening in
her eyei, to be.eecu me to do what I could
for htr iinprKoned husband, virtually to
turn my back and leave her tired, troubled
heart to break or not as it might, I was
neither a priest nor a Levite to find a ready
exeme for passing by on the other side. Yet
what could I do? George Gilbert had been
sent on a collecting tour and had gambled
away money received for bis employers. It
was a plain case of embezzlement, and the
penalty was a term of years in the State's
'I am sure he never meant to be dishonest,'
pleaded the royal little woman j be was
tempted by a crafty and designing man, but
instead of running away, as others would
have done, ho came back and confessed Ills
fault, offering to let his whole salary go
toward making up tho lost money till every
cent was paid. Mr. Meek, tho junior part,
ner, was willing to bo merciful, but Mr.
Mangle, the bead of the houe, who just re
turned then after a year's absence, insisted
that the law tdmuld take its course.'
'I gave her what poor consolation I could,
for lawyers, like doctors, must keep their
patients' courago up at times.
'In the first place, I'll seo Messrs. Mangle
& Meek,' I said. 'Mr, Mangle may be
brought to hear reason, after all if he can
ouly be made to seo bis interest in it,'
The pale, despondent faco cheered up a
little. My words seemed to have inspired
a sort of undefined hope that I was far from
Mr. Mangle received me with stony po
'Young man,' his manner said, 'don't
waste time in appeals to sentiment ; you
won't if you'll just look at me.'
I took the hint and came at once to busi
ness, repeated Gilbert's ofler, and put it as
strongly as possible that more was to be
gained by leniency than harshness all of
which Mr. Manglo listened to with a con
'I cannot be n party to compounding n
felony,' be auswered with a Bolemn intona
tion, 'Nor have I asked you,' I replied, not a
little nettled, I huve merely mentioned a
plan of paying back your own, leaving it to
your generality to press or not to press this
'Oh, it's all tho same,' was the contemptu
ous rejoiner 'anybody but a lawyer, with
his head full of qulbs and qulblets, could seo
that, Resides, there is tometblns rather
cool in tho proposal to retain your friend in
our employ under pretence of working out
the money he has stolen, with the opportun
ity of filching twice as much iu the meantime.'
I felt my temper rlslnir. and not cnrlnw In
Imperii my client's Interest by an out-right
quarrel, I look a linsty ltavc.
Had I been In tho prisoner's place on tho
mDrnlng fixed for the trial, I could hardly
have nscended tho court houso steps with
moro reluctance than I did. And when I
entered the coint-nom and found Gilbert
and his wlfo already there and noted the
hopeful look with which tho latter greeted
my coining, my lieait sickened at the thought
ol the tilttcr disappointment coming.
'The People vs. Gilbert,' called out the
judge, alter disposing of some formal mat
ters. A jury was immediately Impaneled and
the cast opened by the District Attorney.
Mr. Meek was tho first witness. The nerv
ous, hesitating manner in which ho gave
his evldenco would have greatly damaged Its
effect had it not evidently arisen from a dis
position to do the prisoner as llttlo hurt as
possible. Rut no softening could break tho
terrible force of facts bo was compelled to
In his partner's nbsenco ho had employed
George Gilbert as a clerk ; had found him
competent and trust worthy; had sent him
on a trip to make collections j after receiv
ing a considerable sum, he was Induced by a
respectablo looking gentleman, with whom
ho had casually fallen in, to join, a social
gamo ol cards ; nt fust they played for
amusement, then for money, and after losing
nil his own, in hnpo of retrieving his Iom,
with tho fatal Infatuation of that dreadlul
vice whoso end is swift destruction, ho bad
hazarded nnd lost tho last dollar of money
lie had in trust for his employers.
Mr. Meek's volco faltered as ho cloed his
narrative. He was to volunteer something
about the prisoner's good character when a
disapproving glance from Mr. Mangle
brought him to a halt,
Just then the prisoner chanced to turn his
bead, and catching a glimpse of the senior
partner, who hadjustentered and was stand
ing among the crowd, he started quickly,
then whispered hurriedly In my ear.
'Turn asldo your face, I whispered back.
And the cao for the prosecution was
'Have you any witnesses for the defense ?'
inquired the judge
'I will call Hezekiah Mangle,' I re
plied. A buzz of surprise greeted the announce
ment, in the midst of which Mr. Mangle
stepped lorwnnl aud was sworn.
'You have been absent for the past year.
.nr. .vi angle .' I began.
'Traveling in different parts ?
'The prisoner was employed by your part
ner in your absence, and was arrested about
the lime of your return ?'
such was the case.'
'Have you ever seen him ?'
'Not to my kuowledgo.'
'Or met him in your travels?-'
'If ho will turn bis head this way I can
t my bidding Gilbert turned and faced
Tho effect was electrical. Mr. Mangle
turned red aud pale by turns.
'One other question, Mr. Mangle,' I re-
sumeil. 'Do you recognize in this prisoner
a young man from whom you won a thou
sand dollars at 'poker' while on your trav
els ?' and I named the time and place at
which the prisoner had met with the mis
fortune. The man of iron nervo hesitated worse
than his more amiable partner had, done.
He was halting between a point blank lio
which might entail tho penalties of perjury
and the truth, which would cost him mon
ey. Cowardice performed the oflice of con
science, and the truth camo out. The firm's
money, which George Gilbert had lost had
been won by the i-enior partner ; and the
sum in question had actually been delivered
to one of the joint owners, who was bound
to account to his associate, the prisoner
could not be convicted.
'God bless you Mr. Parker I ' faltered the
happy little wife, '1 knew you would bring
us out all right,'
It was evident tho truthful woman's na
ture gave me all tho credit of a result in
whose achievement my share had been next
Tho lesson was not lost on George Gilbert.
His first false step was tho last ; and the
richest fees I ever received was the heartfelt
gratitude of his noble, faithful wife.
Nr.VL-p. Speak in a Hubby. The hos.
pitable Jones : 'Yes, we're in the same old
place where you dined with us last year,
liy-the-by, old man, I wish you aud your
wife would come and take pot-luck with us
again on the'
The impulsive Urown (in the eagerness
of his determination never again to take pot
luck with the Joneses) : 'My dear fellow 1
So sorry I Hut we're engaged on the a
on the er on th-th-that evening 1'
Poor Jones (Pathetically) : 'Well, old
man, you might have given me time just to
name the day.'
A COLOItP.I) 1! both eii's Pbaykb. The
Rev. Mr. Jasper, of Richmond, Va.,who
pins his faith on tho notion that the "nun
do move," called on Rrother Scogin to open
witli prayer, nnd he did so, as follows : 'O
Lord, we'a a mighty abused people j wo's
had a hard time in slavery; we's been all
broken to pieces ; wo's bow-legged, knock
kneed, bandy-shanked, cross-eyed, aud a
great many of us is humpbacked. Now,
Lord, we wants to be mendid up, and we
want you to come an' do it. Don't send an
angel, for dis is too big ajob for an angel.
You made us, 0 Lord, an' you know our
wants, an' you can fix us up as nobody else
can. Come right dowu yourself, and come
'Man aud wife are all one, are they ?' said
she. 'Yes; what of it?' said he suspicious
ly. 'Why, iu that case,' Baid his wife, 'I
came homo awfully tight last night, and feel
terribly ashamed of myself this morning.'
He said never a wold.
'Whiskey is your greatest enemy,' said a
minister to Deacon Jones. 'But,' said Jones,
'didn't tho llible say Mr. Preacher, that we
are to love our enemies?' 'Oh yes, Deacon
Jones ; but it don't say that wo are to sw al
'I wonder, nncle,' Bald a little girl, if men
will .yet live to be five hundred or ntbon
sand years old ?' 'No, my child,' respond
ed the old man ; 'that was tried once, and
the race grew so bad that the world bad to
FRIDAY , MARCH 21
JIUTIIKK SIIII'TOS'S I'llOI'IIKOY.
TIlll WORLD TO COME TO AN END IN 1 SSI.
In twice two hundred year's tho Hear
The Crescent shall assail ;
Rut If the Cock nnd Hull unite,
The Hear shall not prevail.
Hut look I In twice ten jears again
Let Islam know and fear
Tho Cross shall wax, tho Crescent wane,
Grow palo and disappear.
Gold shall ba found nnd grown
In a land that's not yet known.
Fire and water sholl wonders do.
England at lat shall admit n Jew,
The world to an end shnll como
In eighteen hundred and clghty-ono
Soine months ago, to distract my mind
from other thoughts, I took up tho consider
ation of "Mother Shipton's prophecy," nnd
at intervals have progressed so far in its dis
cussion as to the last two lines thereof. Tho
nrtlclo has been lying before inn incomplete,
nnd I have not time now to finish it; but
.Mother Marsh does not, as you scorn to think
outdo Mother Shipton.
Some day I may discuss the last two lines
John G. Fnnnzn 1
This prophecy Is said to havo been written
in the year M53, It has certainly been
known for as long n time ai that.aud Is only
one ol a number, uttered by tho same per
sanage. Who mother Shipton was is a mat'
ter of no moment, but it may be stated gen
crally that tho predictions are English.
11 agesand countries have had their seers,
prophets, wie men, magicians, Rugurs nnd
sibyllm. We hear of enchanters, wie men
and magicians among tho Egyptians in the
time of Moes, men so skilled in their occult
arts and legerdemain as to almost rival the
prophet of tho Hebrews. "And Aaron cut
down his rod before Pharaoh and before his
servants and it becaino a serpent. Then
Pharaoh also called the wise men and the
sorcerers : Now the magicians of Egypt,
they also ma in lite manner with their en
chantments. For they cast down every man
his rod, and they became terpen! : Hut
Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods." And
so with several other of the signs and won
ders wrought by Moses, the magicians did
so with their enchantments. The reason
by this wan allowed is susceptible of several
explanations, but we shall not trouble our
selves to explain or account for the fact
stated ; contenting ourselves with giving it
as wo find it. And further along in the his
tory of the Jewish people comes the curious,
interesting and highly poetical episode of
Halaatn. Nothing more gorgeously eastern
in all its appointments and surroundings
can bo found any wherein history or poetry.
A splendid embassy of the first men of tho
kingdom witli the rewards of divination in
their hands, making a journey to this heath
en seer and magician living in the highlands
of the upper Euphrates, with a promise of
high promotion and great honor aud riches
what could be more tempting, wh&t more
satisfying to a mind like his than such re
wards. And when bo comes, tho King
makes a journey to the utmost coast of Moab
to meet him, aud conducts him in great
pomp and ceremony to Kirjath Huzotli.
And on the next day, conducting him to the
chief place of the worship of Rial, whence
the Israelites could be mostly seen, IUlaam
ordered the erection of seven alters, and the
preparation of seven oxen and seven rams.
And this magical number was repeated at
every new sacrificial otter. Hut the Seer
was not permitted to curse Israel, a
houso full of silver and gold, unlimited
honor, the power of keeping tho King's con
science.and all the arts of divination were of
no avail. "Surely," cried the baflled ma
gician. "Surely there is no enchantment against
Neither is thcro any divination against
and he proceeded then by divine permlssiou
to prophesy concerning the strange people,
inn strain of eloquence aud imagery unsur
passed. So.tho augurs and soothsayers and sibyllte
of the Greeks and Romans of whose sayings
and doings their history and poetry is full,
show that thoso hopes and desires to seo into
tho future, aud the imaginings that by some
means, glimpses of coming events may be
had, descended to all nations alike.
Germany Is full of popular prophecies
some of them so minute nnd specific in their
details of events and the places of their cul
mination as to almost stagger tho sturdiest
unbeliever. I shall not discuss them, nor
eveu more particularly refer to them, mere
ly thus noting the fact as I go along.
Tho secoud sight among the Scottish high
landers, he subject of romance, poetry und
song ; which power comes sometimes by
divination and sometimes in a trance, is not
yet displaced either in its belief or its prac
tice, in the districts whero for aes it has
been known and eucouraped.
So too, mother Shipton does not stand
alone In her claim to look Into futurity,
among the English we have also Friar Ba
con andbaokof him the magician Merlin
and around them all and their utterances,
the glamor of distance, tho glow of poetry,
and the half belief in their sayings. How
can we, who read of the Egyptian magicians,
and Balaam the. Seer, and the Hebrew
prophets, divest our minds entirely of the
thought, not to say conviction, or even bo
lief that a glance inlo the future may not
have been, for Borne wise purpose, grarted
to the lowly of earth t So that, though we
saw and heard, ye,t should not understand.
Is not this belief in the supernatural and
tho future a legitimate retention in our
mental and moral consciousness of the time
when tho Creator, and other heavenly in
telligences appeared on the earth and talked
to men, aud revealed personally that which
should be thereafter ? Could any Buch be
lief ho so universal among the untutored and
unlearned, except it was evolved from the
inner consciousness of the Individual? It
is all very well to argue against It,nd prove
by the undisputed rules of logic that tuch
things cannot bo ; but belief does not follow
demonstration, and rules of reasoning are
powerless against what seems to bo innato.
The days of prophecy uro passed, the in
exorable logic of 'events is now our only
guide to conclusions as to what is to be;
argue both tho skeptical aud the orthodox,
They forget that it is the improbable that
happen", and though tho reason may be
convinced, the mind Is not yet loosed from
the hold of tho shadowy and fcuperuatural.
Now let us like up this prophecy of moth
er Shipton nnd see, on a fair Rnd honest and
reasonable construction of the'.words, what
it is that they Indicate
Tho Turks camo Into Eurnpo In the 13th
century, but it Is somewhat remarkable that
It was not until the year 1453 that Moham
mrd II, stormed Constantinople Bml per
manently established Islamlsm In Europe as
a national and military and cccleslatlcal
power. And In that samo year as nearly as
can now be ascertained, this prophecy was
delivered. Nnw,"tn ito two hundred yt ars"
brings us to 1803, and the Crimean war as
it was called was entered upon by Rusla
"The Hear" In 1853, and In 1834 England
nnd France "The Cock" nnd "The Bull"
united, nnd In 185C tho pfneo of Paris was
signed, the Hear not having provnlled. If
mother Shipton had written her lines after
tho uvent tho facts could not have been stated
moro exactly In accordance witli tho histori
cal result. In 1853 the dread of Russian
supremacy, thejealomy of Interference with
English interests in the eait, nnd national
pride were Iho inccnllves Inducing Eugland
lo engage In that w.ir. This same dread nnd
jealousy and pride wero not ono whit less
in 187C thali In 1853, wero urged most ve
hemently by one party In England as a rea
son for armed intervention for Turkey lat
year ; and yet most mysteriously tho "Bull"
and the "Cock" held aloof from the contest,
and when tho p'eaco of Berlin was signed, it
was no longer an open question that the
power of Turkey as n nation in Europe was
From 1850, the peace of Paris, to the
breaking out of the late war between Rus
sia and Turkey, wns just "twice ten years,"
It is to be ob-erved also that concerning the
war In the Crimea, not one word waseversald
about the "Cross" or the "Crescent j" but it
is a matter of history that this last war be
tween tho same powers, was begun, urged,
and waged, for the protection and defeuca
of Christians from the rapacity and cruelty
of tho Moslems. So the two portions of this
prophecy are just as distinct and specific and
particular as the past history of the transac
tions shows they ought to have been. His
tory and prophecy allow and agree that the
first wns a war between nations ; and histo
ry and prophecy equally agree that this List
w-as a war between and on accouut ofre
ligiom, '"The Cross shall wax, the Crescent wane
Grow pale and disappear."
Call this prediction what you please, tho
history of the world may be challenged to
point out a more exact and remarkable c r-
respondence between the march of events
and tho prophecy concerning them. Tho na
tions and times and the object of tho wars
as well as the results are specifically set forth;
and no man who reads tho history can pre
tend to misunderstand or misapprehend
them. If there was nothing more tlui this.
Mother Shipton might challenge iho autn
tion of students of history ; and also an in
quiry into that mental condition which uwv,
alter the date ot the end of what has been
called the eraof prophecy.raight thus receive
and evolve a series of statements which the
march of time has discovered to the world,
as undisputed facts. ' But Mother Shipton
has gone still deeper into tho mystery of the
human intellect and its operations.
In the year or thereabouts, of 1 153, the
prophecy declares : '
Gold shall be found aud grown
In aland that's not yet known.
And in the year 13D2, thirty-nine years af-
ward, Columbus discovered America. Did
the eye of the seer peer through the mists of
the stormy Atlantic, and diacover this vast
continent : and into tho bowels of the earth
nud see the glitter of tho gold which was not
discovered eveu by ourselves uutil the year
184 , almost fuur hundred years after the
words wero spoken, and nearly that after
the discovery of the continent ? Or even if
Australia should be referred to, tho remark
is equally true, for Australia was not known
before 1550, and more than likely not earlier
than 1000 ; and tho discovery of cold there
was not uutil 1801 Iu either case the laud
was not known to any body in 1 153, nud in
both casesvthe finding of gold is in such im
mense quantities as to challenge the wonder
of the world. Whence could have como so
exact a guess, covering in two lines two such
facts and agreeing precisely with the predic
tion. Firo and water shall wonders do.
This can have reference only to the steam
engine in its application to navigation, loco
motion and manufactures. And however
philosophers and mechanics aud inventors
may havo thought and abstractly written
upon the subject, it was not till after 1C00
that any pretense can bo made as to its ap
plication ; and nothing tangible before the
claims of Jonathan Hulls in 173C. It is
true that Roger Bacon, before 1292 is sup
posed to have seen tho use of steam, but
nothing seems to have como from his lucu
brations. This, not tho time nor tho place
to write a dUquisititm upon steam, and to
people who are never out of the souud of
tho steam locomotive or manufacturing
whistle, anything of that sort would-bo with
out point or purpo-.e.
Eugland at last shall admit a Jew,
It is impossible to give even an epitome of
the horrible persecution lo which the Jews
were subjected during the first fifteen hun
dred years of the Chistian era. In this more
enlightened and humauized aud perhaps
christianized age the cruelties are almost be
youd belief, and would certainly not ba cred
ited were they not attested by sober history.
During thj early years of our era, the Roman
emperors seemed determined to annihilate
them, and about A. D. 135 the whole of
Judea was made like a desert. A thousand
towns nnd villages lay In ashes, and Jerusa
lem itself was settled by a heathen colony,
and from "which the Jews wero strictly de
barred. They were dispersed over the world
and for a couple of ceuturios were iu their
poverty and obscurity comparatively unmo-
lestpd. They nourished in trade and com
merce, were merchants, artlzaus and bank
ers, as well as husbandmen and and shep
herds. They were scholars, poets uud pro
fessors in schools of learning; quiet, unas
suming aud industrious citizens. But grow
ing in wealth and importance, the ecclesias
tical and civil law was against them. Vari
ous retrlctions were put upon them, enor
mous taxes wero assessed against them, cer
tain callings and occupations were foibiddeii
them, tbey weie excluded from tho military
ervice, were forbidden lo bear arms or da-
mm themselves, nml In vailous countries
m'Ject to frightful perecutious. In no
intry could they livd exospt by the
payment of great pecuniary sacrifices. In
many :ases, especially In France their whole
THE C0LUMI1IAN, VOL. XIII, N0.12
COLUMBIA DRMOCRAT, VOL. XLIT, NO. 4
estates wero more than once confiscated, ev
Idences of Indebtedness forced from them,
tlielr goods seized, nnd they themselves, thus
stripped of everything, banished the king
dom. In the same realm of France, having
been allowed to return, in the year 1321
most horrible massacre was Inflicted upon
them. In their agony, Jewish fathers and
and mothers threw their children to the
Chrltlan mob to appease their devilish fu
ry, and in vain, On the breaking out of tho
plague in the following year, tho wildest
crimes were laid to their charge, and In
whole provinces every Jew was burned. At
Chlnoii, a deep ditch was dug, an enormous
pllo was raised, and one hundred aud sixty
of both sixes burned together.
They appeared in England at an early age
nnd they wero petted and plundered and per
ieculcd In 1189 because some of them came
to witness the coronation of King Richard
ot tho Linn HearLthov wero attacked by th
mob, their houses pillaged and burned, and
themselves murdered ; and in York where it
was proposed to force them to Christian bin
t!sm they preferred voluntary.mrtyrdom.
Persecution and plunder continued, exclu
sion from trades and callings, refusal of oth
en to deal with them, fines and imprisonments
msda lilo intolerable; nnd in 1253 they
begged, of their own accord, to bo allowed to
leave the kingdom. They were pursuaded
t remain, for they had wealth snd they
wero industrious ; but in 1290 ther were
driven from the shores of England, pnrsaed
by the execrations of the infurisle rabble,
after leaving in the hands of the king all
their property, accounts, obligations and
mortgages. Time and spsce fail to follow
them through Spain and Holland and Ger
many, and recount the persecution!, and
murders and plundering! to which they were
subjected. It is horriblo beyond descrip
tion and almost beyond the !maglitlon to
conceive. The decree of Edward I. by which
they were banished from England In 1290
remained In force for more than 300 years :
nnd it was while they were under the bui
of that decree, that the prediction now un
der consideration was made. When to all
human foresight no such thine was nosl-
ble, when no Jew dared put hit foot in Ens-
land, when King, Lords and Comtnona wera
all supporting tho persecution of the hated
race, we aro told that at last England shall
admit a Jew. But It was not until th reign
of Charles II., more than 2 JO year after the
utterance of the prophecy that they were
permitted to return. Iu 1723 they acquired
the right to posspss lmd, in 1753 ther ob
tained tho right of naturalisation. Nearly a
hundrel years after, they could be meoibtrs-
of civic corporations, then advocates : in
1815 they could hold the office of Alderman
and Lord Mayor, in 1853 they were admit
ted to Parliament, and in 1863 Mr. Disraeli.
a Jew, was made Prime Minister of England.
,V little more than 400 years had elapaed
dnre the prediction, and England not only
, . .nttea tho hated and persecated and ban
ished Je-v, but a Jew guided the destines of
that England in which GOO years befor, he
dared not even to reside.
And it is net among the least curious of
these historical facts, that tho aecond clause
of the first part of this prophecy, that rela
ting to the religious element of it, should
begin and end during th premiership of
this sum") Jew. That the Crosa under his
management of the foreign policy of Eng
land should rle over the Crescent, and that
England should be restrained under his lea
dership, from carrying out the so-called east
ern policy. Nor is it beyond the considera
tion of this question, to remmber that many
English statesmen consider tho policy of Mr,
Disraeli most inimical to the welfare of
England that tho peace of Berlin is bat a
sowing of the dragon's teeth, and that all
tho pomp and parade of ministers, will be
but dust and ashes, Would it not be a stern
historical compensation to find the wind
sown by England, return a whirlwind out of
the hand os this Jew ? Look at the politi
cal and social condition of the nations which
for long years plundered, and ;perecuttd
and butchered his race, see the position in
which this peace of Berlin has placed them,
hark to the mutterings of new wars In vari
ous parts of the empire of Great Britain
which already load the breeze, consider the
difficulty of carrying out the provision! of
this patched up peace, the load assumed by
England in her new role of guardian, and
then remember that peace as the work of the
Jew, and in that light consider the last two
lines of the prophecy.
XI) FA It 51 KU SHOULD BE W1TH00T SHEEP.
Sheep are as much a necessity to the farm
er as the cow, the horse, the hog or poultry.
If ono hundred or more cannot be providad
for, perhaps it is possible to keep tea, as taa
sbeep will make their mark, if suitably man
aged. As distributors of firsl-clasa fertilii
iug material, they are certainly unequalled.
It is asserted by those who claim to know,
that a thousand sheep will make one acre
enormously rich in a single night. One
hundred sheep would, in the same ratio, re
quire but ten days for the purpose, and tu
sheep would enrich three and one-half in a
Wo think somo considerable reduction
should be mad from these .figures. If the
circulation is threo hundred per cent, too
large, they afford tho most feasible and ec
onomical means of enriching our lands,
whether in large or small quantities. They
pay expenies aud considerable profit to the
owner before he gets dowu to the fertilizer
question so their efforts in this direction
are purely gratuitous. Good, fat mutton is
a most healthy nnd nonrishing food for all
classes of people, far surpassing the ever
lasting bacon which we greaBe ourselves
with, greatly to Jour injury. It is choaper
than pork, and this fact should commend it
to our rural population.
A small area, properly fenced and sup
plied with shale, shelter and water, can be
made an unfailing meat pasture if sufficient
ly stocked with n good grad of sheep. Of
tlio wool producing qualities of the sheep
and the various ways of utilizing this pro
duct we Bliall not speak at this time. Wool
is a staple article, ranking with cotton, su
gar, tobacco, wheat, corn and rice. It U
worth money anywhere and everywhere
It is ready for market In the midJIe o( sum
mer, just when the farmer needs a few do'
lars till his heavy crop matuie.s
Our earnest advice to every owner of ten
or more ncros of laud Is lo provide thee In.
dlspensiblq nq3lsltes to comfort and prus
perity without unnecessary iJeUy, Sheep
husbandry should be considered an import
ant diversity of farm products. In the ob
stacle to complete success aro not numer
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TIIK IIKET SUGAR INDUSTRY
United Stales of America.
TIT ERNEST Tit. OCNNBIIT.
The great Interest this Industry has awak
ened In nearly every State of the Union,
East, West and North even on the Pacific
slope, in California, Montana and Oregon,
shows that the time will not be long before
It will secure a foothold amongst our farm
ers as permanent as has been the case in
every country In Europe.
The unqualified success with which the
first year's work of tho Maine Beet Sugar
Company has been crowned, has convinced
many that the Beet Sugar is destined to be
come n home product before many yean
have elapsed. If any ono doubts this, the
steps taken by so many State Legislatures to
asit Its Introduction In the various State
ought to convince him of his error.
In view of these facts, it behooves us to
examine the different methods adopting la
Europe to ascertain which is best calculated
to combine all our advantages, and which
expoes us to the least disadvantages. But
beforo the methods of tho different countries
in Europe are referred to. nnd cnmnarwl
with the ."advantages and disidvantages to
tho Beet Sugar Industry within the United
States, it Is nccesary to refer to the quality
of the sugar beets produced on American
soil. Of all the trials made on a larira seal
in the United States, not a solitary one (haa
met with tho obstacle of Inferior or unfit
beots. Sngar factories havo been working
and making sugar by the ton iu Massachu
setts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, California,
Maine. Province of Ontario, and nrobnhlr
in other States (In tome of the States, In
several factories or different places), and In
no rase were amongst the obstacles these es
tablishmints had to contend acainst. thoia
of Inferior sogar-beets. In each and every
case where genuine sugar-beet seed had been
planted, even with Inferior or indifferent
cultivation, the land In every State of the
Union has produced as rich beets, and in
many ewes surlor to those raised and pro
duced in Europe under similar circumstan
But thi cannot be said of the manv ex.
perimonts made on a small scale. The rn.
suits of many hava been discouraging, yet
in each case It can be directly traced to
worthless seed. One case, out of hundreds,
will suffice to Illustrate this : The Denart.
raent of Agriculture distributed beet seed,
amongst other localities, in the Chemung
Valley, State of New York. Three differ
ent varieties raised therefrom were absolute
ly worse than worthless Beet Sugar produc
tion, and of but very littlo feeding value
fur cattle, containing Iu 1.000 narta 914
parts of water, which the farmer or autrar
manufacturer might have drawn from a riv
er or well with considerable less work and
greater profit. The fourth variety was
ine sugar beet.which.when analyzed, showed
irom izf to u per cent, of sugar. It was
the variety known as Vilmorin, requiring
very highly manured land, or else thn riM
is but small and the roots grow very prongy.
As l reler to the propagation of sugar-beete
and the production of the seed at the end of
this little essay, I need not refer to it any
further In this place.
The Intelligent Beet Sugar manufacturer,
when he examines the different methods
adopted in tho different countries in Europe,
will invariably como to the conclusion
that the best method under certain circum
stances is not the best method undnt
other cirenmstancos, and thero is no method
Known whlou is the best under any and all
circumstances. Having ascertained.beyond
the shadow of a doubt, that sugar-beets or
superior quality for the manufacture of su
gar or for cattle feed can be produced r'rom
good sngar beet in any State, of the Union
or Canada, it remains to examino tho dif-'
ferent methods followed by the successful
sugar manufactures in Europe, which have
been dictated and adjusted by and according
to local conditions and advantages wo have
to contend against in Acerica, brought
about by our pecular method of farming and
In Germany, all of the beets manufactur
ed into sugar, 80 per cent, are raised by the
owners of sugar factories, and only from 15
to 20 per cent, are produced by outside
farmers and sold to sugar factories. About
i of the number of sugar factories in Ger
many are owned by the high nobility and
large landed proprietors, and one-third are
co-operative societies of farmers, commonly
called peasant-factories. The sugar work
of the former are in the centre of the estates;
those of the latter adjoining their little vil
ages Iwhlch are again in the centre cf their
territory. Transportation, therefore, hardly
ever enters into calculation, and it is not as
serting too much to say that, of all beets
manufactured into Sugar in Germany, Aus
tria, Russia aud Belgium, 95 per cent., are
so manufactured within fivo English miles
from the field ou which they havo been pro
duced, and while, therefore, transportation
amoun's to very little, the question of fuel is
of immense importance. In France, where
the fuel question is of as great and perhaps
even of greater importance than in either of
the first named countries, the land question
is altogether different from other countries
The largest per centage of beets produced
there am grown by outside parties or by su
gar manufacturers on hired land, and in
some instances over a large extent of terri
tory. Although the country roads are gen
erally very good in France the transporta
tion is an important item in the cost of pro
ducing sugar, hence we find France is th
only country iu Europe which has resorted
to central factories with small branches scat
tercd all over the country which branches are
connected with the 'fabrice central,' with
cast-iron pipes tn conduct the beet juice be
low thb ground for many miles in order to
While the experienced Beet Sugar manu
facturer, after examiuing tho different meth
ods as adopted In the different countries in
Europe, has to admit that the diffusion pro
Cfss appear to bo the beat in Austria,
the sauio and the double press process
has been most successful in Germany.
The continuous press process has founl
most and exclusively advocates In France
while those sugar factories which follow
ouly the single prers prows in Russia hive
proved the most profitable ones to their own
ers, end when it is admitted on all tides
that tho conditions which govern the differ
ent methods In thoso countries where they
are adapted are; peculiarity iu system of
collecting the Internal revenue on sugar.the