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oolcmbIA otMocniT,Tnnr Tim north inusoicm
Issued weekly, every Friday morning, t
nuioMHHUIUI, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
hni i.ita nor vonr. 60 cohts discount ftl1nwi.A
xnean id In mlvnnco, After tho oxplratlon ot tho
rear il si) will ft? charged, To subscribers out or tho
io lint v tin' t Tini nro it por yenr.strtetlj In advance.
No tup 'r at .I'oniinui-u, except at mo option or me
mini I' I' n,unitinii arrearages uro paia, out long
I.-.,..., i li-i-riim nflor tho oxtitratlun or tlin nr..
: '. l.irlriM, -
,M i imTssctit outot tlio Htnto or to distant pout
it .till no P.1H1 lur in iimuucc, lunula n rcspon-
,t . n r "O m oowmuia c unvy nasuuics to pay mo
..it, , 1 1 twin due on uciiiiiiiu.
r rn VtiilsnoIongcroxnctiMfromsiibscrlbcrsIn
' t"a li noti II 'puiiiirni oi urn ui.umiiiaw is Tory
Com I .mil our .1 li Printing will compare fnvora.C.
btv n it of the largo cities. All work donoon Q,
leu i . I,neatl and nt moderate prices.
ii Mm u 'piriinoiu oi uiu uoi.umman is very
Columbia County Official Directory. I
President. ltliWo William Klnrcll.
V, B'lito.ludifon I. K Itrlckluum, V. !,. human,
1 . n.iiii'Uirv. Ac. William Kitckbaum.
Pou.r ' nmrrnpher-s. N. Walker.
j ,! r " iiiieordT Williamson II. .tacoby.
n .1. t Minrncy-llobert II. l.Iltlc.
.mi, i-ui-.Iuim W. llntTman.
, ' , nr -mn'iil Noilnrd.
h, (.ir-r-lt A. Mwoppenbctscr.
i , iimi-doiers stoplien rolio, Charles lllcliart.
o. ii hits' Ol-rK-f. ll.Casoy.
A'iiiors-s. 11. Smith, W. Manning, C. 11. Seo-
'K-vVommlsstoners-till llobblns, Tlicodoro W.
8r!a"i' "ancilntcndcnt-Wllllam II. Snyder.
H joiii'-ur uislrlct-Wroclors II. N. lint, Scolt,
W i. Krutner, Bloomsburg nnd Thomas lleuce,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
Prr Idi-nt of Tow n Council O. A. Herring.
dcri. Paul I-:. Vtlrt.
'hleroi Police-.Ins. '. Stonier.
PivsM ut or casl'ump.iny s. Knorr.
8c'rctar -C. W. .Miller.
in jo mourn Hanking company -lohn A. Funslon,
1-r sldom, II. II. ilrou, Cashier, John Peacock, Tel-
'"E'lrs Na'lonal Hank Charles It. Paxton, President
j. p. TU'illn, cashier.
t ilinniil.i County Mutual Saving Fund nnil Loan
As. ,.'la lon-Ii. II. Utile, President, C. W. Sillier,
Snioomso'g Unlldlng nndsavlng I'und Association
win. l'cacoc ' resident, .1. U. Koblson, Sccrptnry.
Ill nins.uiri? Mu'tt.U Saving Fund Association J.
I lirower, ITesldcni, P. II. Wirt, secretary.
Sunday Setvices-li'X a. m. nnd ox r. m.
Siiiidiv School-5 a. m. , . ..,
Pr.ivcr .Meeting livery Wednesday evening at Otf
Sa..8 tree. Tho public aro Invited to at tend.
sr. Mmimw'a uthkban ciicbch.
Minii'cr-Uev. u. n. s. Marclay.
si mil ly sen Ices -WM u. in. and m.
s md.iv Roliool Ofl.m. ., , , , , ,,,
i'ri er llco.liig-Uvery .Vednesday evening at Ttf
Scats' tree. No pows rented. All aro welcome
Mlnlstcr-P.ev. Stuart MHHicll.
sunitav Services 10 V m. and ai p. m.
Sunday srlinol a a. in.
Pr.ivcr Mccilng-livcry Wednesday evening nt Otf
Seats free. No pows rented. St rangers welcome.
MKTKOMST KI'ISCOPAl. CIIUHCII.
Presiding Elder llov. W, Hvans.
Minister Iter. M. I.. Sinjser.
Sunilay Services V'X and 6 p. ra.
snnilai School i. m. ..,.,
Piole Cl.iii-Uver -Monday evening at Oj? o'clock.
Voung .Men's Pravcr Jlcoilng-Cvery Tuesday
owning ai r.! o'clock,
(leiu rnl Prayer ilectlng-r.vcry Thursday evening
Hm oUMKH CHLKCH.
Corner ot Third nnd Iron streets.
Pastor Kev. K. Krtbs.
He.slilei.,.'-t'iirner 4th ond Catharine sirecls.
sunilay Servlc s lojf a. in. and 1 p. in.
K'tnilav Si'lmol ti a. m.
ri n viccting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All aro lm ltcd Thcio Is nlwsj s room.
sr. CAUL'S CIIUHCII.
1! .ctnr ltev I.. Z.ilincr.
K una. services y, a. m., 'H p. m.
! uidav seluml 11 a. in.
"-' sund.iv In tho inontu, Holy Communion.
Sir lip i tireniir.itorv to Communion on trlday
ev i i hetiiri' tho M, sniidiv In each mouth.
1'o.vt.n nttd; liutcveoboili- vclcome.
IT mi r n h r Hev. A. I.. Heeser
,.i . I ler -llev. lienrgo Hunter.
s ui-ir senleo-2 p. in.. In tho Iron MreetCUuich.
p. . r Mi i-ting Kverv Sabbath at li p. in.
All ii"0 Invited. All .no welcome.
(. i , lii "tin- tittle Uriel; t'huroh on the hill.
m . i t lie Welsh mptlst Church on Kocl: Hrect
C"li' ular'ni'eettng Tor worship, every Lord's day al-t-n
-n ..13'. o'clock. ,. .. . .. , .
t . trco; undlho public aro cordially tmlted to
41' llt)OI, OltDKIta, blank, jut printed am)
J3 neiitlv bound In small books, on hand and
or -.ale at tho Columbian oillce.
I I. XK DKKDS, on I'nrcliniiiil nml Linen
t) ' T, common and for Administrators, Kxocu-
tidtriHtecs, for salo cheap at tho Coixmiiian
-I r VHUIAHH CEUTIFICATi:S jiistprinleil
ti nnd tor sale nt HioCoiumiiian oillce. Jllnls
ei. if tneiiospcl and Justices should supply them
i llh theiio UMTRnaty articles.
Tl'STirKSnml C('nilab!es' Kec-llills for sale
! atlliuCnLUMBiAv nmce. They contain tho cor
rect si to, i ns ctaMHlieil by the last Act of the I.eg
.vurounon tho subject, livery Justlco and con
tal.loBlioiiahaionne. TN'MJE NOTJ:S ju4 prlnleil ami fur sale
V cheap at tho Columbian office,
"I 0. I1AHKI.UY, AltnriieT-at-I.:i
j , In Brower's building, Slid story, ltt
Hooms 4 c &
T II. IIOHI.SOX, Atlorney-at-Law. Office
O . In llannian's building, 'Main street.
QAMl'l'-L KKOItlt. Altorney-tit-Law.Ollico
yj in Iluitinju s liulldlcg, ilalu btiect.
tlt. WM. M. KKKKlt, Surgeon ami l'livsi
I cl.ui. Offleo .Market meet. Abovotth East
Ii. LVANS, M. I)., Surgeon ami I'liyni
. clan, (Ofllco and licsldenco on Tbtrd street,
M. JIcKKLVY, SI. D., Surgeon and I'liy
, slclun, north sldo .Main street, below market.
It. J. 0. KUTTKIi,
Oillce, Noi th JInrket street,
Mar.;? 'H Uloomsburg, ra.
II. I. I.. 11AIIB,
?Ialn btrect, opposite Episcopal Church, Ulooms
W Teeth extracted without pain,
uug 24. '77-iy,
II O W K L L,
ORlco in Hartman's mock, becond tloor, corner
Main and Market Streets,
May 2d ly.
ri JI. DUINKER, GUN ami LOCKSMITH.
Setting Machines and Machinery of all kinds re-
d Jred. Ortni IIocsb liulwing, Uloomsburg, Pa.
AVID LOWKNIIEKG, Merchant Tailor
Main St., abovo Central Hotel.
1 8. KUHK, aeulcr lu Jfeftt, Tallow, etc.,
, Clatk Wolf's btoro.Malu street.
A UGUS1US 1'KF.UM), I'raclical liomeo.
JjLoatlilo llorao and Cow Doctor, Uloomsburg, Pa,
ub. ii, ';a-ti
T Y. JCESTEIt,
R iN i. is, OrtuilIoi'SB UnLciNo, liluorasburg.
hITlSII AMERICA ASSURANCE CO
.NATIONAL PIPE IN8U1IANCE COMPANY.
T .0 assets cf I new old corporations me all In-
v. '.'dlii SOLID SLCUltlTIhb andniollablo totho
u .rd ot Hie only.
Mi :cr.i.e lines on the Lest rn-ksoro nlono accepted.
I tH& niOMl'TLV uiul iinskMi.Y notiisl. a ana until
rim u.s determined by lukistian P. Knaij. mh
ti i'uiI und Adjukttr, lrooinsliurg, l'enn'n.
1 1 Itlzel.h i.t (.nliiTiililn.riiii.lv klinlit.l rinlrnntjf.
I'.ie u.'ency wheie lost.es, If any, aio udjttbted and
i's vug w mtiruwu i.iiizeni. uov.m, '(,-iy
fKEAS UROWN'S INSURANCE AGEN.
-. . , ut.uuuD iiuiu, mwuiauuii i a.
a, Ins Co., otllaitford, Connecticut.., 0,600,000
I li pool, Loudon and Globe...
II- ot miHhira
firj Ahsoclatlon, Philadelphia
I irmers Mutual ot DauvUlo
.. 10,000, 00
I.'sutUlU MUlUOl .,
Home, New York
. ., tso,m,ooo
AS tllfl nmilirl.. OCA l.nM ni.lIMn- ni-a rlllnn tn
I j he Insured tt Hnout any delay In tho office at Dlooms-
march S,'7I y
KEn.KSkNTS TIIK 10UCW1NO
AJI1 RICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES!
iHp'oltgot Muncy Pennsylvania.
11 rariili . ruuaaeipma, i ll
lii-. York, Pa.
I'lanoiiToi New York.
ocu ion-iy et btrCOt No ' Woemsburtf
B. BR0CKWA7, 1
E, ELWELL f E4Iwrs&alProtrIotcrs
auniii., j r
T E. WALLER,
Incrcaso of Pensions eMalncd, Collections made.
""'i K-conu aoorirom 1st National liank.
Ian. 11, IS73
Incrcaso of Tensions Obtained, Collections
orrtco In Ent's Hdh-pino.
A T TO U N E Y S-A T-I, A ,
CotuxtitAH nriLDixa, Dloomsburg, Pa.
Meirbera ot tho United
Collections mndo In any pott ot America orEurcpo
Q Vt A W.J.I1UCKALEW, "
Ofllco on Main street, flrstdoor below courtllouso
OIIN M. CLARK,
Ofllco over Schuyler's Hardware Store.
ATTOHNEV AT LAW.
OrncK In Ilarman's UulWlnir, Main street,
It. LtTTI.lt. ROBT. R. L1TTLK.
Jl II. A K. R. LITTLE,
onicoln llrowcr's building, second floor, room No,
JJERVEY E. SMITH,
A riUlWUY-AT-liAH ,
OfUco In A. J. Evan's New Uuildiku,
Member of Commerctal Law nnd Ilnnlf rnlteettnn Ar.
octal Ion. oct. 14. '77-tt
Ell AN K ZAItR.
ortlcp In t'NA0ST' Mcildimi, on Main street second
uoor uoiiyu venire.
(!iui be consulted in German.
Jan. 10, Ta-tf
r JI. L. EYERLY,
ATTOltN EY-AT-LA V,
Collections rion.r.tlr made and remitted, omcd
onpo&iio uaLawissa ueposii liank. 6m-3S
V. II. Abbott. v. II. Ituiwx,
A 1! I! 0 T T & 1UIAWN,
dec m, '77-ly
G. A. HERRING
KSPKCrrPULLY announces to the nublic
that ho has rcopc-ncd
(old etanrt) Illoomshurjr, ra., ot the Forks of tho Es
py and Llsht Mect roads, u litre all descriptions of
ilmiiut wm uu iuuiiu 111 1 1111 inubi sunhinuuai nnu
workmnnltko mnniier. and fcokl ut prices to suit tho
tmcs. Tho highest price In cash 111 at all times bo
ot cerv descrlnllon In tho countn'.
The public pat-
ronajj is respectfully willctted.
tiiuuiuhuury, uui, j, isis.
54 N'lntli Street I'lttsbuiir. Dec. 10. 1S74.
Mcssrs.'DHKHKlt. HEAY : CI
lientiemen : 1 our paints have given entiro sat
isfaction. 1 have used them on agood many differ
ent Kinds ot work, such us Iron, Tin, Wood, Urlck,
Ac, and never heard any complaints, on tho con
trary, the work stands wetland for wear, will in my
opinion, stand with any lead In tho market. When
In want ofrefcrence In Mils city or vicinity you nro
at liberty to use my namo w 1th pleasure, also to use
this as you think best.
JOHN T. OliAY.
Painter and Dealer In Paints, oils, c.
STltlCTLY PUHE WHITE LEAD, AT THE LOWEST
M0NT0UK SLATE PAIN TS. 8 CENTS.
MONTOUU METALLIC WniTE, 8 CENTS,
MONTOUlt METALLIC liltOWN, (I CENTS.
OPP C0L0I1S AT THIS PItlCfl.
PURE LINSEED OIL
nt loivoNt market rate.
sample cards and price list furnished without
Orders and Inoulrles by mall will recelf 0 prompt
HENRY 9. REAY,
THE GREAT ENGLlrfH REMEDY I
GRAY'S SPECIFIC MEDIOINE
fRA.DE mark Is especially rccom-TRADE mark.
meuueu aa 1111 uu-fatllugcuroforhcm-Inal
Icncy, and all disea
ses, suchu.s Loss ot
Ijibultude, Palu lu
il.A llaiL' lilmoka
J3010ra iluilBKul '"'on, ireuia-,f,0.
a faturo old Age, and tiler lailnc,
mnnv nttier ctucases that lead to Insanltr.Consumn.
lion nulla Premature Oraie.all of which asarule
am tlret caused by deviating from the path of nature
and over lndulsri.ee. The sptcttlo Medicine Is the
result of a life study and inuuy jearscf experience
In treating thetie si clal dlseaws.
Full particulars In our pa mphlels.whlcU wo desire
to send free by mall to evtri one.
Tim Ltv etnc M i dlclne Is sold by all Prunclsts at II
per packige, or tlx pa ka?c for ti, or w ill bo sent
by mall on rectipt 01 ino money uy aaaresMug
THE OKAY MEDICINE CO.,
No. 10, Mechanic's Block, Detroit, Mich,
Sold In Uloomsburg byC. A. Kletm, and by all
Harris c Ewlng, Wholesale Agents, lTlUburg
bepb 0, is-u
H. T. HELMBOLO'S
A SPECIFIC REMEDY FOR ALL
BLADDER & KIDNEYS
For Debility, Loss of Memory,
Indisposition to Exertion or Husi
ne.,Bliortness of UroatliiYoubled
with Thoughts of Diseiise.Diinness
of Vision, Pain in tho Inck,Chest
und Heitd, Hush of Hlood to tho
Head, Pale Countenance and dry
If these symptoms are allowed
to go on, very frequently Epilep
tic Pits and Consumption follow.
When the constitution becomes af
fected it requires tho aid of an in
vigorating medicine to strengthen
and tone up the system which
HOES IN EVERY CASE.
By any remedy known. It Is preset lbed by tho most
eminent physlclanall over tho world, In
Aches and Pains,
General 111 -Health,
Female Complaints, &u.
Headache, Pain in the Should
ers, Cough, Dizziness, Sour Stom
ach, Eruptions, Bud Tasto in the
Mouth, Palpitation of the Heart,
Pain the region of the Kidneys,
and a thousand other puinful symp
toms are the ollspringsot dyspepsia.
Invigorate tlic Moinucti.
And stimulates the torpid Liver,
JJowels una Kidneys to healthy ac
tion, in demising the blood of nil
impurities, and imparting new life
and vigor to the whole system.
A(single trial will bequite suili-
cient to convince tho most hesitat
ing of its valuable remedial quali
ties. PRICE $1 PER BOTTLE,
Or Six lloIlR's lor $3.
Delivered to any address free from
"Patients" may consult by letter
receiving the same attention as by
culling, by answering the following
1. Ulvo your namo and poat-oDlco address,
county und StaUi, and your nearest express oDlco t
3. Your age and sex 7
3. Occupation 7
4; Married or single 7
5. Height, weight, now and In health?
0. How long haio j ou been sick 7
7, Your complexion, color of hair and eyes 7
b. Have )ou a stooping or erect gait?
9. lteLUo without reservation all )ou know about
jourca.se. Enclose ono dollar as consultation feo
Your letter will then recelva our attention, and we
win give you tho nature ot your disease and our
candid opinion concerning a cure.
Competent physlclaus attend Ui correspondents,
All letters should bo addressed to Dispensatory,
UI7, filbert street, Philadelphia, Pa.
IX. T. HMilttBOLD,
Druggist and Chemist,
(Changed to tho Pennsylvania Dutch system of
YeU knmt dor slitiif,
Dor slitiru, wcisa slmnc,
Os wo do Engcliti cms ilertnu
Os e ilcs Inwli
Dps liluinicho Inwb
Wo iluusct-wcls follt fitm innplo Imwm ob.
Doli Ittimt ilcr ktiecht,
Der lleisichl knrclit,
Dar tliowfult n wenjly, tm mauclit olles rccht j
Er sorrickt shun fro
l'or's orrnnm fo ;
Wnnti icr um do weng is sull'irM cs no.
Gtick ytislit do fence !
Do olt pushta fence,
Do pttshlii hen cuppa, de rigglo hen shwcnlz,
Es oil shier datich
Dcs hut nw sci sauch
Un do Wrglin sin deckt, 's wocrd ollcs gous
Der olt nochber (ioot
Mit seim hnrda hoot,
D.rr lnuclit shun fun wcilcm or i goot tail
.Sci deckel gelawda
lm shnai bis ou'd wntida
Kumt or shun so frcindlich tnit clirishU'ielio
Un gnck, do school kinncr,
So greesa der winter,
Helm slina'shtorm doll lnuchnsc gehti nw feel
Pa shpringa sich mecil
Un wicrinos geblecd
Un d'no wann so dort sin, singn so's lecd.
My Anno kutnnit ts' shpringa
Wo mine hicitz-Fcnln Klinga I
So lvttmmt meincr inommy a tnctzcl-sotip brin'
Der wind ynwgt do Huckn
Dorrieh do gnldicho lucku
Icb wet jusht lun nicer m 10 nw net fer'
THE CURSE OF EMPTY HANDS.
J1V i:tlKX K RKXPOfiD.
At dawn tho call was heard,
And liity reapers slim d
Along tho highway leading tu the wheat,
( ill renp with us V they said,
I smiled nnd shook my head,
'Disturb 1110 not,' said I, 'my dreams nro sweet.'
I sat with folded hands,
And saw across the lands
Tho waiting harvest shining 011 the hill :
I heiiid tho reapers sing,
Their songs of harvesting.
And thought to go, but dreamed nnd waited
Tho day nt last wns dono
And homeward, 0110 bv one,
The reapers wont, well laden ns they passed ;
Theirs was 110 misspent day,
No long hours dreamed nway
In sloth, that turns to sting tho soul nt last.
A reaper lingered nenr,
'Whnt !' cried he. 'Idle hero ?
Where nro the shenvciyour hands have bound."
Alas !' I made reply,
'I let tho day pass by
Until too lato to work , I deemed tho hours
'Oh, foolish ono I' ho said.
And sadly shook his bend,
'The dreaming soul is in the wny of death.
Tho harvest soon is o'er,
Rouse up nnd dream no more I
Act, for tho Summer fadelh liko a breath.
'What if tho master camo
To-night, and called your name,
Asking how many sheaves jour hands had
If nt tho Lord's commands
You showed but empty lunula,
Condemned, your dreaming soul would stand
Filled with strange terror then,
Lest chnnce come not again,
I gought tho wheat fields while tho others slept
'Perhaps cro break of day,
Tho Lord will como this way,'
A voice kept saying till, with fear, I wept.
Through nil the long still night,
Among tho wheat fields white,
I reaped and bound the sheaves of yellow
I dared not pauso to rest,
Such fear possessed my breast,
So for my dreams I paid the price in pain.
Hut when tho morning broke
And rested reapers woke,
My heart leaped up as sunrise kissed tho
l'or camo ho soon or late
Tho Lord ol the estato
Would find me bearing not tho curso of empty
IjsQUlsiTlVHXEKi. Tho man who wants
to know about things. Wo have all feeii
him. Have nil 'been llicro,' as they say in
the beautiful West. A dear son of Xew
England having plied a uew comer in tho
mining region of Nevada with every con
ceivable, question as to why lie visited the
gold region, his hopes, maiu prospects, etc.
finally asked him if he had a family.
'Yes, sir, wns the reply, 'I have a wife and
six children and never saw one 01 them.
Then there was a brief silence, after which
the bore commenced : 'Was you ever bliud
'Did you marry a widow V
'Did I uudeistnnd you to say that you bad
a wife and six children living in New York
and had never seen one of them?'
'And haw can that be V
'Why, was the reply, 'one of them was
bom after I left.' Editor1! Drawer in liar
per'i .Vaya:iiiefor April. '
Melville Miunigor, confined In the
Wilkesbarre jail for a year, has become in
sane, believing that hols to bo hanged, lie
begapiteously for a picachcrtoaid him with
prayer, and is on his knees almost constantly
to prepare for his end.
When does the rain become too familiar
with a lady? Whcu it begins to patter on
A great many years ago a poor beggtrboy
explained his ragged appearance by observ
ing : 'I have no money to buy new cloth
ing, and mend I can't.' And his class hsvo
been called mendicants ever since. Jloiloa
FRIDAY, APB1L 4.
JIMMY AND JERRY.
From The Churchman.
'If you'll shut tho door, Aunt Sadie, nnd
won't light tho ga", and if you'll truly prom
ise that you'll "iirrcr tell anybody, I'll sit
here in tho comer by tho fireplace, whero
you can't pa.slbly see tny face, and ltd I you
all nbout It. That is, if vim are sure you
won't forget ntul tell anybody j for I'm just
ashamed of it ns ailinmrd ns If I'd stolen a
bird's neat that lin l young Wrh in it, or
told on n boy In school, or l.iipod the ba
by or told mother n wrong story, nr .iny
thing that's tho meanest, yo, just tho very
meanest tiling a boy can possibly do.
' on don't believe it's anything very bad?
Well, It just , Aunt S.ullo ; and before I
get done, you seo if you couldn't say Jim
my or .lerry'd make a great deal better
nephew for such a nice aunt as you nre,tlian
boy who could bo such a sneak ns 1
If I tell you every slnglo thing about it,
I'll have to g'j away back to Inst umnicr,
when Ponlo was a puppy, and Used to run
away and go down to the mill-pond for a
swim, and to bark at Iho ducks, like the
silly thing ho was. Don't you remember
how ho was always getting into scrapes, ntul
coming home with tin-pans and corn cobs
tied to his tail, and forgetting all about it
Iho next day, nnd going back again 'I
'There is a very mean lot of boys living
Around the mill. They aro always and lor
everlastingly throwing stones at us boys,
shouting all sorts of words after u, and
trj 1113 to get up a fight, till last winter we
boys gave up skating on the mill-pond. We
weren't afraid of them, don't you go and
think that, Aunt S.idle I Hut who wants to
bo lighting tho street boys all the while?
It takes up too much valuable time, when
tho afternoons are so short after school.
'Hut dear me, that's getting a long way
behind Pnnto, what wc did last winter, lint
I do hate to begin, that's just tho truth of
it. J lilt hero goes 1
Ono day, when the puppy went down
to tho mill-pond, lliero were ever so many of
the Mill-lane .mys around, nnd they threw
sticks in the water for Ponto to swim after,
and a pood many times, they pretended to
throw them and didn't. 1 guess, till after a
good while Iho puppy was beginning to get
tired and swimming towards the shore, when
Pat Liughlin, he's the very worst boy of nil
came up, and says he That's Pert Hamilton's
dog ; let's have some fun nnd drown him.'
Pat Liiughlin don't like me any better
than I liko him, and if I hadn't promised
lather not to tight willi any boy again this
winter I'd liko to Pleaso don't look at
1110 in that way, Aunt Sadie. It'sjtistas
mamma does when she's sorry about some
thing I've been d'ilng,..nd Pat omjht to have
his head punched. You just nsk Fred.
'Of course the the other boys were all
ready for tho fun, as Pat called it. I don't
see any fun in killing a puppy. So part of
tho boys ran around the other sido of tho
pond, some stood on tho bridge, nnd some
stayed where they had been in tho first place.
On the other side is the dam, you know.
Wheuever poor Ponlo tried to i.ind they
beat him back with sticks and stones, till he
was too tired to do anything but hold his
nose abovo water, and Jerry says it wns
dreadful to htnr him breatho. I was play
ing ball down at Vim der Vechten's meadow,
Jimmy and Jerry knew, because they had
been looking through tho fence at us ou
tueir way home mini school. 1 heard a
great shouting, but there' always shouting
down the mill-pond, so I didn't thini-any
thing about it till Jimmy's brother, a little
barelooted, raggtd boy rau up to me and
panted out :
'Come, just ns quick as you can, they're
killing your dog! Jimmy and Jerry are
tryii g to tavo im, but they'll kill Jimmy
Jerry too.' And then, oh my, hov he cried
but he was such a little bit of a fellow, I
don't think it's unyiwondcr, do you? I
Used to cry myself when I was little.
'My I didn't I run I Auntie, did you ever
seo me run when I am running very fast ? 1
just riuhed that afternoon, end all tho boys
after me W hen we got to the pond, what
do you think I saw ? Why, Jimmy helping
Jerry out of the water with one hnud Jer
ry had Ponto in his arms, you know and
fighting off Pat nnd a wholo lot of other
with tho other!
'It was altnosl up witli them, though and
if we hadn't come just thou they'd have
been back in the water 111 a minutc.all three
'That was tiie day I camo homo with my
thumb out ot joint, don't you remember?
but could I stand by and sec other boys.
boys that didn't know or care anything about
my dog, trying to save him and not help
'Wo drove Pat and the other boys off
nway around the pond and into the lane,
They never touched Ponto again. No, not
all the rest of the summer,
'Jerry gave himself n shake in his wet
clothes, just ns tho puppy shook himself.and
looked so red ml uncomfortable, when I
tried to tell him how obliged I was ubout
'It ain't nothiu,' ho said ; 'I never could
like to too anybody hurt a puppy or 11 cat
-xever I Aim mere was one ol his eyes
getting just as black as it could be, from a
sloue Pat threw at him ; Jimmy's jacket
was torn half way down his back, and
guess his shoulder ached pretty badly from
the way lie rubuea it.
'Hut they wouldn't let me givo them any
thing, and Jerry looked real hurt when
otl'ered him my new white-handled knife
'I didn't help the puppy for pay,' 1
'Jimmy and Jerry livedown in Still-lane,
they aro so poor j but they aren't a bit lik
the other boys.
'Jimmy sings in our choir at St. John's,
My I I wish I could sing r.a ho can I An
Jerry's tho nicest hoy in sister Emma's class
at the mission school. She told me to. Au
they'ro uhvujs trying to help their mr '1
'Their father's dead, yim know. So after
they saved Ponto, father usfd to srud fo
them to rako the paths and pick up apples
aud mother said she'd rt great deal rallur
have me go (Uhlng und nutting with Jimmy
and Jerry than with n good many boys she
knew of, 1'hey never say a single bad word
Jimmy just as obliging, and nlways look
ing out for his little brother, that ho don'
get hurt and has a nice time; aul Jerry
'mjwiu.Mii'jumM.mj.iimMiwiil i u .mjumw
nnws lots of funny stories nnd good okc.
nud I just wish I could learn my leasons
as quick ns ho can I
'Sometime I wish I'd never commenced
oing to Mr. Harris's school, becatiso it was
rier that I began to be mem to thnso two
oys. 1 wns walking with Harry Allen one
uy (ho's tho richest boy in our school,
ou knosv, ridts to school every
ny with a groom behind him, nnd has nil
tho money ho wants, nnd he's only twelve.)
'ell, I was walking with htm, ntul wo met
limmy and Jerry. Somehow I wished v
niln't but they smiled and nodded, and of
course I did, though thoy were very riigsjcd,
and I did wish that Allen net 1 n't have
nown they wero my friends. 'Who are
thos,! cads,' ho said, 'grinning a, you ? And
ten I told him how they bad saved Ponto's
fe, and wouldn't take anything, nnd what
Ice boys they were, he only laughed and
said, 'Ilefore I'd bo seen speaking to such
boys I What If they did savn your dog I
lint was last pummer : I wottlJn't speak to
them now, If I was you.' Aunt Sadie, nflcr
that I used to try not to see Jimmy and .Ter
ry when any of .Mr. Harris's boys were with
mo and I couldn't begin to tell you how
many times I'yo dodged around .1 corner or
lown as ally so as not to meet them. It
akes me ho,, all over now to think of it.
'You know Turner's hill, Auntlo ? What
ilendld coasting there always is down there
he never there Is roasting anywhere I And
lough there's been good skating all winter.
lliero wasn't 11 speck of .1 chance for a sled
till Wednesday morning. Wasn't I pleisod
hen I woko up and found it snowing I
here was my new sled, such n primo one,
that father gavo mo on Christmas, never'd
een nut of tin hou'e yst. Didn't I just
urry it out after breakfast, though 1
'It was just the right kind of snow. Soft
and lots of it, and coming down nil the time
reut (limbic, handfuls. Ilefore school was
out It cleared up and was freezing hard, nnd
didn't tako us boys very long to tn.iko a
beautiful track-down the Llll after wo got
'I'd only been down tho hill three times
plendid slides (hey were, because tho
I'.indcer goes like .1 bird,) and was just
iirting up again, when who should I see
landing close together at the top of tho hill
but Jimmy and Jerry, smiling, and look'ng
uxiotis to have me see them. They did
00k dreadfully poor, Aunt S.ulie ; they
aren't any overcoats, and their pantaloons
ere patched in two or threo dlftercnt placet,
hey had old tippets around their necks,
and their caps were so ragged ; but they
lokcd just as happy as if they'd been liar-
iV lien in his fur-lined overcoat nnd teal
skin cap nud gloves. In a minute I re-
embercd how they came tob.i there.
'One day in the full when I was off nut
ting with them, we began to ti'1: about
iding down-hill and tho boys sul tl ' ,-
ad always wished for a sled, but they didn't
upposo they'd ever have one, and that al
most all tho slides they'd over had were on
if ces of boards and barrel stavos. I said I
thought it was a real shame ; and then I
went on : 'Now, boys, you remember the
ery first time it's good coasting next winter
ou come over to Turner's hill. I'll bo there;
nd we'll tako turn's with my sled turn and
turnabout regularly and seo if wo won't
ave some fun. .AW don' t you forget 1'
1 ho boys promised not to ; and sure
enough, there thoy were, and there I was.
'What do you think I did, Auntie ? Kept
my promise.? Hut I didn't. I sneaked away
IV on iho other sido of tho hill, and pre
tended not to seo them at all. Allen had
told the other boys about my friends in Mill-
;ine, and I didn't want to have them see
me speaking to them. Itut do vou think I
nd n goo.l time ?
'I felt hot and mean and uncomfortable
every limo I caugiit a flutter of Jerry's tip-
fct, or saw how disappointed and surpri-ed
they looked when I didn't notice them.
'Once I fell oil my sled, half-way down
tho hill, and rolled down tho rest of the way,
bumping my head every turn. I saw ten
million stars before I got to the bottom, and
was lying there trying to make up my
mind where I wa, when Jimmy nnd Jerry
ante running down, and Jimmy says, 'Are
ou hurt? Shall I help you up?' And
Jimmy says, 'Shall wo draw you up tho hill?
We d just as leaf as not,'
'What do you think I did ? This is the
meanest thing thing of all, Auntie. 1 just
ulled tho sled-ropo away from Jerry, and
never even looked at them when I growled
out,' 'You leave my sled alouo I' aud raced
olt'up the hill. When I lnoktd around ngain
the) wero gone, and awny down South street
I could eo them walking slowly away, with
their caps down over their eyes never say-
ng 11 word to one another.
I thought I was going to have a good
lime after t)i:y were gone. I did shout and
augh and try hard to ; but somehow my
stomach ached, I guess, nud I couldn't help
thinking about how disappointed tho buys
had looked j and don't jou remember you
wondered how I camo to get home so early,
and what made mo so cross ?
'1 couldn't get to sleep for ever and ever
so long. I was awake when mamma came
up stalls, aud then 1 couldn't stiuid it any
longer, so I called her, und she sat ou the
bod while I told her all about it, she was
just as sorry as I was. W e made up our
niiuds w list I'd better do, and then I felt u
great deal belter. Isn't it funny how much
better a boy feels when he has told, aud said
he's sorry ?'
Hut this afternoon, when I went around
after school to look fur them, tho mean feei
ng came back again wheu I saw Allen and
two or three boys taking tho short cut
through Mill-luue lu the hill, aud nit I said
to Jimmy and Jetry was, 'Hoys, don't you
want to tako my sled for u littlo while ?' in
stead of aaklug them to came willi me, in
mother thought I'd better,
They lonkul real pleased t first.nnd then
Jimmy shook his head and said, 'You don't
waut us to talk to you any morel I guess wo'd
rather not borrow your sled, think je.'
'They never waited for me to say another
word, but ran away arouud the corner of the
Ijiic, and I saw Jerry rub his eyes with the
cud of his old tippet,
'Did I have a good timo sliding after thai?
So, I didn't. I felt so mean. Mamma said
1 felt as if I win a coward, and I guess 1
did. .hut as if I'd slapped tho baby, when
she a too little to slap buck.
'You can light tho gas now If you waut
in, Aunt bailie. I'm gomg lo bed, Borne
how I didn't feel like doing anything but
Selling you about my trouble. Hut to-mor-row
afternoon I'm yoimj to find Jimmy and
Jtriy, aud they'ro ijoimj to slide down Tur
ner's lane with me ou my tied, if all the
the boys in town are there. I'm just going
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XIII, NO.li
show them that not ashamed to do lt,nnd
that I don't forget how they saved Ponlo,
just ai suro as tny name's Pert Hamil
Tho next evening as the supper bell rang,
Bert's Aunt Sadlo slood In tho parlor win
dow smiling nnd nodding at Pert himself,
who was smiling nnd nodding back again ns
ho stowed his sled away ou the pizza for tho
To hor soft 'Had n nico time, dear, this
afletnnim ?' ho answered with a real boy's
hug, nnd said :
'I guess we did 1 and I didu't mind It a
single bit after the first time. Harry Allen
turned up his nose, nnd said something
about 'cads ;' but who cares for him ? And
tho other boys liked Jimmy and Jerry ever
so much, and every one of them asked them
to try their sled). So they had moro sleds
than any ono else, and they're coming again
to-morrow. Oh, wo had a splendid time,
and I havn't n speck of pain anywhere. It
pays don't it to do what you inow you
A KAIHIlCAli LEGEND.
Tin: stop.y or tup. blacksmith.
And it came to pass, when Solomon, tho
son of David, had finished the Temple nt
Jerusalem, that he prepared a feast for his
craftsmen, and spread tho tables with tho
fatness of the land, and with the wino nnd
corn and oil thereof,
And the peat of the king was apart on n
raised dais facing the land of the (able, nnd
the two famous pillars of bronze, with their
beautiful capitals of lilies, pomegranates and
delicate network, stood, one on his right
hand and the other on his left, and tho lin
tel thereof was ns a canopy over the brad of
And Solomon had also prepared a teat of
honor, nnd set it ou his right bund, ready
for that craftsman who might bo pronounced
most worthy among nil who wrought in
building the house of tho Lord.
And when nil wn ready, he called unto
him his chief architects and master-overseers,
and the head artificers who were cuu
ning workers in gold and silver, in bronzo
and ivory, and in wood and stone, yen, all
who hud labored in building tho Temple of
tho Most High, and he said unto them.
'Como now with me and partake of the
f.vit which I linvo prepared. Stretch forth
your bands ; rat, drink and be merry. The
s'sillo l artificer is worthy of honor. Is not
the laborer worthy of his biro ? Muzzhj not
the ox that treaiUth out the corn upon the
And when Solomon and hi', guests had ar
rived at the place of tho feast, they beheld
a man, clad lu the garb and covered witti
tbo soil of labor, seated in the chair of hon
or not yet awarded. And the king waxed
vrith, and said, 'What manner of man art
u u ? by comest thou unseemly and un
bidden to our feast, whero none are invited
save the chief workers on tho Temple ?'
And the man answered and said, 'Pleaso
you, I came not unbidden. Was it not pro
claimed that this day the chief workmen of
the Temple dino with the kiug ? Therefore
iVnd when tho man had thus spoken, tho
guests talked with each other, and he who
craved the cherubim spake aloud ami said,
This fellow is no sculptor. J know him
And ho 'who inlaid tho roof with pure
gold said, Neither is he of those who work
n refined metals.' And he who wrought in
raising the walls said, 'Ho belongs not witli
thoso who are cutters of stone.'
And one who laboied in shaping the tim
bers for the roof said,' Wo who nro cunning
in cedar wood.and know the mystery of join
ing strange timbers together, know him not.
He is not of us.'
Then 'tnid King Solomon, 'How sayest
thou now 1 Wherefore should I not have
thee plucked by the beaid, scourged with iC
scourge and stoned with stones, even unto
Hut tho man was nowise daunted, and lie
rose from the seat, and came to whero the
wino was set, and took up a cup of the wine
and raised it high and spake aloud, saying
'Oh king I live forever I' ho then drank
long until the cup was emptied.
lie now returned to the seat and spako to
the guests who had rebuked him, and said
unto tho chief of the carvers in stone, 'Who
made the instruments with which you carve?'
And he answered, 'The Blacksmith.'
And to the chief workers in wood ho said,
'Who made the tools with which yon felled
the cedars of Lebanon, and shaped them lu
to pillars and roof for the Temple?'
And he also answered, 'The Blacksmith '
Then he spake to the artificer in gold and
ivory und precious stones, saying, 'Who
fashioned theinstruments which you wrought
beautiful ornaments for my lord the king ?'
And he too made answer the same, 'The
Then said the man to Solomon, 'Heboid,
0 king I lam he whom, when men deride,
they call me Blacksmith, but when they
would honor me they call me Son of the
I'orge. These craftsmen say truly that I am
not of them. I nm their superior. Without
my labor Grst, their labor could not be. Tho
great Tubal Cain, whom all men honor,
taught those who in turn taught me my han-
dicraft,and the mighty Yulcau who wrought
iu firo and smoke and sweat, as I do, was it
not deemed fitting he should have even the
Queen of Beauty for his wife ?'
'Son of the Forgo,' said Solomon, 'I too
honor thee, thou worthy successor of the
great master. Tubal Cain, Take thou this
seat at my right hand prepared fjr the viosl
worlhv. It is thy due.'
Thus it came to pass at the feast of Solo-
men, the wise king of Isreal, and from that
time forth the smiths were held in high es
teem, aud greatly increased aud multiplied
in all lands.'
It was a bitter cold day and his Utile sister
hadn't got half way to school before she
commenced crying. 'Never mind, sis,' spoke
up her littlo brother, as ho saw the tears run
iiingdown her face, 'you ain't freezing now
your'o just thawing out,'
'Havo you ever been In prison asked ?' a
lawyer ol a witness, wliom he was disposed
to badger and bully, as the profession are
apt to do. ' 1 es, sir.' 'When ?' 'hi 18fi3,
'Where?' 'In Andersonvillo.' There was
u momentary pauso for breath, uud then a
round of applause that shook iho court
room. Tho lawyer felt all the rest of the
day nsif an inch und a half hose attached
to a street hjdrant ng playing to the tune
of the 'llogue's March' up audjdown his
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Itt the. courre of a sermon to children in
Westminster Abbey, Dean Stanley told the
following storyof an Edinburgh street arab:
Not long ngo, In Edinburgh, two gentlemen
were standing at the door of a hotel one t
very cold day, when a littlo hoy with b thin
blue face, his feet bare and red with the
cold, and with nothing to cover him but a
bundlo of rags, camo and said! "Please,
sir, buy some mutches.' 'No, don't want
any,' the gentleman said. 'But they are only
a penny a box,' tho poor littlo fellow plead,
ed. 'Ye, but you seo we don't want a box
the gentleman said again. 'Then I will gle
ye two boxes for a penny,' tho boy sai i at
last, and so to get rid of him, the gentleman
who tells tho story, says, '1 bought a box ;
but then I found I had no change. So I
said, 'I will buy a box to-morr-,v.' 'Oh,
do buy them to-night, if you please,' the
boy pleaded again j 'I will run and get yer
tho change, for I am verra hungry.' So I
gavo him the shilling, aud he started away.
I waited for him, but no boy came. Then I
thought 1 had lost my shilling; stilt there
was that in tho boy's face I trusted, and I
didn't Itko to think bad of him. Late in the
evening 1 was told a hoy wanted to seo me ;
when he was brought in I found it was a
smaller brother of the boy that got my shil
ling; but If possible, still moro poor and
rnggod and poor and thin. He stood a mo
ment diving into his rags as if he was seek
ing something, nud then he said, 'Are you
Ilia gentleman that bought the matches frae
bundle?' 'Yes.' 'Weel, then, here's four
pence out o' yer shilling ; Sandle cannot
come; ho's very ill ; n cart ran overbim and
knocked him down, and he lost his bonnet
uud his matches and your seven-pence, and
both his legs aro broken, and the doctor says
he'll die, a.' And then, putting the four
penco on the table, the pour child broke
doiwi .Into great sobs. So I fed the little
man, and I went witli him to see Sandle.
I found the two little things lived alonc.thcir
father and mother beingdead. Poor Sandie
was lying on a buudlo of shavings. lie
knew mo as toon as I got in, and said i 'I
got tho change, sir, and was coming back ;
and then the horse knocked me down, and
both my legs were broken ; and oh, Keuby t
little Keuby I I um sure I am dying, and
who will tako of you when I am gone T
What will ye do, lteuby ?' Then I took hli
hand, and said I would always take care of
Reuby. He understood me and had just
strength to look up as if to thank me ; and
ihu light w tiil out of his blue i-yes.'
FLOURS AND CAlll'ETS.
There is a strong protest offered in differ
ent ways and flora various sources, against
our loiigwtablishcd practice of making poor
Uoors, with the design of keeping them cov
ered witli carpets stretched and fitted to ev
ery part, aud carefully tucked down. Car
pets in daily use cannot bo kept clean except
by very frequent beating, and they do much
toward corrupting theairby retaining im
pure gases, hiding the finest, most penetra
ting dust in their meshes and underneath
them, and by giving off particles of fine wool
into the atmosphere, with other dust, as they
are swept or walked upon. There is a de
mand far better floors, not necessarily inlaid
or mosaics, of dillerent kinds of precious
wood, but made double, of strong seasoned
wood, that will not shrink or warp (spruce,
however well seasoned, is almost sure to
warp), and then carefully finished, so as to
bo durable and easily cleaned. Carpeted
lloors seom a relief to the housekeeper when
ouce the carpets are procured and fitted to
iho rooms and tacked down, because they
do not show the dirt as the bare floor does.
But oh I when they do get full of dust I And
when house-cleaning time comes, and they
must be taken up aud shaken and whipped
as they well deserve 1 With warmly-made
lloors aud large warm rugs, couldn't we do
without these abominations even in winter?
Certainly our rooms would be cooler and
sweeter without them in summer. But in
that case we must take more pains with our
floors, and we must have something better
than the common uupainted ones. Oiled
lloors aro better liked than thoso painted,
oven for kitchens. Women find they can
oil their lloors thenuelves, and many a kitch
en tloor has, within a few years, been made
comfortable and descent in that way. Boiled
linseed oil is used, and two or three coats are
put ou one after another, as fast as they are
dry. Floors of alternate boards of different
kinds of wood are pretty for somo rooms,
aud sometimes a bolder made iu this way,
with diagonal stripes, bordered by a straight
board on each side, of wood of two kinds laid
in checks or diamonds, is very satisfactory.
These bordered rooms areespeclallydesigu
ed for parlors, or rooms whero a heavy bor
dered carpet or large rich rug is inteuded to
merely cover most of the floor, leaving
margin of about two feet around the edges
a carpet which can often be carried out
and shaken free from dust.
Oiled floors do tu t need hard scrubbing,
likeuapainted iloors.but simply agood wash
ing with warm (not hot) water, often chang
ed as you go over it. Strong suds of course
will gradually remove the oil with which
you havo carefully filled the pores. Grease
spots do not have the same effect as upon an
unpalnted or unoiled floor, which must be
kept free from grease- in order to look well,
for now you have it greased all over ; what
ever grease gets on it now, that cannot be
scraped or wiped up, may be thoroughly
rubbed in. American Agriculturitt,
Koyai. PiiEiiouATivis. One of the old
est cu-toms or prerogatives in regard to fish
was in the lime of Henry I, the right to
what are now termed 'royal,' but which were
formerly called 'great' fish, namely, the stur
geon and the whale. 'Of sturgeon' says the
royal autocrat, caught in our lands tic) no
we will that it shall he ours, saving to the
finder his costs and expenses. Of whales,
so fouud, we will that the head shall be
ours, and the tall our consort's.' Wife dis
crimination, for the brad was considered the
daintiest part, the tongue being a lonne iou
che. Fishermen would oiler as their costli
est gift to the Church, a whale's tongue, and
it was, no doubt, highly relished by the ec
clesiastics, for William the Conqueror gave
yearly grant of one totho monks of Murmou
tier. All the Year Hound.
II the gun that John Ouyer of Westport,
Conn , fired iu his hen house fur thieves had
been aimed a little lower.jor his son had been
a little taller, tho consequence would have
been more serious than the riddling of a
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