The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, April 25, 1879, Image 1

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    Til 13 COLUMBIAN.
K'olckbiI DMOcniT.atia or Tin kosth and colpm-
Issued weekly, every Friday morning, at
iiumMsnumi, colimma county, pa,
, , , wn polum per year, t.0 en nts discount allowed!
.n-nOll'im nuvuuuu, AinTuiuuiiurnnnn 0 tho
pir r) bo charged. To subscribers out of the
in n( v the forms nrs J per year, Knell In advance,
1 J ,,.i,.r illn'mit IMtod. except at Ihoonl on nr n,
Inublllsh'TS, unMlnll arrearages urn paid, but lonif
,inttnu"l iTi-illw utter tbe expiration ot tlio lira
, ir win inn u' ....v...
mi p.ipi riii'iitoiitor mentals or to distant post
. in
nnh nu imni mi in "'i"',v uiuuss u ri'siion-
mm In Columbia county assumes to pay the
. iiciNon
ripl Ion 'luo on demand.
hi ' mnij.
ti.iiirr iionnttinpntifif thn rof.CitfttivUvvn,!
niuninc.'n.loiir.I Printing will tompnfe favora-
Columbia County Official Directory.
Irusi,1int.tud(fc-Yv'lllla:n Klwell.
aswii'I .11' ilmli-ei-I. K KrlcWinmn, P. t.. S-human,
ITut miin 'i ilv v. ,vo. Ilium Kilckbnutn.
Co irt stetiOTrauber-f. N. Walker. .
II -isler. HeeiirJer Williamson II. Jacoby.
PHtrli't Mlorney-liobcrt H. I.lltlc.
sin rirr Joiin V. Ilotrmnn.
mrv' m siuriel Ni'yli ird.
'ir'iHi"'! -II A. swoppcnhelscr.
i'MimHiiijn"rsloplien Polio, Charles JrrchatL
i" ,ir.' "i T-'('ler'-J. n.Caioy.
i.iliors-M. II. smith, V. Manning, 0. II. bee-
"''il'i'f'i'ommlsloncrs-Kll llobblns, Thcoiloro W.
"I'm't superintendent William It. Snyder,
tuuo.n Poor District-Directors It, H. Ent, Scott,
iV'ii. Kramer, liloomsburg and Thomas Heece,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
President of Town Counclt-O. A. Herring.
I'ler -Paul II. Wirt.
chief o( Pollce-Jas. C. sterner.
IT. slilent of Has Company s. Knorr.
Secretary -U. W. .Miller.
iiiim usuurir lianktiig company .tohn AiFunsion,
Presldem, 11. 11. llrolz, Cashier, John Peacock, Tel
I er.
KIM N.i lonal Hank Charles it. Paxton, 1 resident
J. P. Tustln, Cashier.
Cjlumbla County Mutual Savlntf I'nnd nnd Loan
Assw'U Ion -II. II. Lltilc, President, O. W. Miller,
sei'iei irj.
Iilootnsuurir lliilldln? andHarlng Fund Association
-Win. Peacock, President,.!. 11. llolitson, Secretary.
Illoumsbursr Mutual Savlnir Fund Assoclallon J.
I urowcr, President, P. K. Wirt, Secretary,
nvrrtsr cnoncii,
i:ev..T. I'.TuslIn, (Supply.)
suudiiy sen Ices luitf a. m. and of p. m.
sundav School o a. m.
Prayer Meeting Every Wednesday evening at 6j
So Bfreo. The public arc Invited to attend.
Minister -llev. o. I). S. Mjrcl.lV.
Sunday Services tuvr n. tn. and 7X P-ra-simd.i
f School 0 a. tit.
I'm er .Meeting Kvcry A'cdnesday evening at lys
CICK'K. ,,
Se its free. Nopcws rented. All aro welcome.
Mlnlstcr-liev. Stuart Mliihell.
mind iv Sen Iocs iom a. la. and Otf p. m.
miinl.iv- Sctiool 9 n. m.
Prayer Meoilng Every Wednesday evening nt oi
sea a free
No pews rented, strangers welcome,
mktiioiiist EriicnrAi. CI1CHCII.
Presiding Elder Ucv. W. Evans.
Minister Hev. M. I.. Sm)ser.
und.iy Sen Ices 1U and Gtf p. in. srhrml '1 n. m.
r.luiu Class Kn Monday evening at njtf o'clock.
lUUilK .null n I unci .livtii iuj i.c j tui.j
fl7.'nlnial rtWf o'clock.
(lenrral Praser.Mcctlng-Evcry Thursday evening
Corner of Thlnl nnd Iron streets.
I'astor l!ov. W. E. Krebs.
Ki'sldciiCu-Corner 4th and Calharlno pjrceUi.
Sunday Services lo a. in. and 7 p. m.
stuida v School 9 n. m.
t'rnjer ieetlng Saturday, T p. in.
A II are lu Itcd There, Is nUvays room.
St. rAn.'a cuukch.
'.(eclor llev I,. Znhncr.
Sunday seri Ices luys . m., IH V- m.
sundav school 9 a. in.
First Sunday In tho month, Holy Communion.
Sit 'con preparatory to Communion on Friday
evening before tho st sundav In each month.
Pewsrcnted; but everj body welcome.
Presiding Elder Hev. A. I.. Kecser
sundav Ser ice 2 p. in., In tho Iron street Church.
Miniier uev. i.eorgo iiuiner.
Priu er .Mooting livery saiinaiu ni s p. in.
All aro Invited. All aro welcome.
Meets In "the little Prick Church on the hill,"
known as the Welsh llapllst Church on nock street
east i f Iron.
Itcgulnr meeting for worship, every Lord's day af
ternoon at 3 o'clock.
scuts n eo ; and the public aro cordially invited to
QCIIOOI. OltDEHS, Wank, int prinleil ami
; neatlv bound In small book's, on hand nnd
or sale at Iho Colvmbian omco.
J)I,AXK DKEDS, on 1'arclinunt ami Linen
1 Paper, common nnd for Administrators, Execu
tor, in.! trustee, for sale cheapat tho coiX'mhian
nnd for salo at the Columbian onicc. Mlnls
ur. uf tno tio'-pel and Justices should supply them
selves wlththeso necessary articles,
t I" TIC hS anil Con' nliles' I'eo-Hills for sale
J atlhoCot.rMiiiAN omce. They contain tho cor
rected fees as established by tho last Act of thn Lcg-
..ature upon tho subject. Every Justice and Con-
tahlo should havo one.
TrEXIU'E NOTES ju-t prinled ami for sale
1 cheap at tho Coi cmbian onice,
(!. HAHIvI.EY, Office
In llrower's building, Ind siory, liooius
II. HOIIISOX, Altorney-aI-I..-iw. Oilice
' In Ilaitlnan'sbuUdlng.MalnbtrtcI.
SAMUEL KNOIin. Atlornev-nt Law.Ollice
In llurtuwu a nuiiding, Main s'ticct.
U. VM. M. llK!!I01!,Snr);eoii ami 1'liTsT
I clan, (inico .Market .met. Above tth fiast
T It. EVANS, M. I)., Silicon ami Pliysi
I . clan, (Olllco nnd llesldenco on Third street.
it. McKELVY, JL D.,Siirpin and l'liy
, Mclan, north sldo .Main street, below Market.
Ii. .1. J. KUTTEIti
omce, North Jlarket street,
liloomsburg, Pa.
-Mar.JT '74
H. I. L. liAim,
Main Slreot, oppcslte Episcopal Church, Ulooms-buri-,
r- Teeth oxtracted without pain,
aug 2), 7.1y.
sewing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re-
dalred. Orxiu House Building, liloomsburg, 1'n.
AVID LOWENI1EHO, Jlerchant Tailor
?inin ot., aoove cenrrai noiei.
S. KUIIN, dealer in Jlent, Tallow, etc.,
Cent ro street, between Second and Third.
UOSKNSTOCK, n.otoKrMier,
Clark Jt Woir'sfeiore, Main blnet.
t IIM11SI IIS . . YM 1Pi.nlTn..l
HoomNo. 15, OriKAlloi'SE Hcmiiino, liloomsburg.
ItflTimi AXflWTfiA A tcm I xv.l. rrt
. . . . v
Ihe asKts cf these old corporations are all In-
tlitldlll SIlMII M:i.1"ltlTIKS ntnlnrolluMn ttl,
iiuilt-rate Hues ou llio tefet rlksurc alone acct-rtcd.
1 1. sea l-jtown i y unil uoNtfTi-v adjubiinl ami paid
Ul Airi lit and Adlut-lt r. irrrf.mshum pn'ti-n '
'III' tllliLHur toluriiUaiouiity Aiould imlrnnlp
IIP Hvt r,IV Ulwni iuldb If onv nw. ..-n.T. ..
'tna.Insro.. of Hartford. ConnDctiont . ftiMdrw
I arvltnl
i"i , lu'rP01 v . isir.ioIiKio
lucanshiro 10 ooo 00
irn Association, l'hlladelphla s'.liw'.ouo
irmers -Mutual of Uannilo oou
iMiue Mutual t urn
i ! ,l10 "gencles arc direct, policies are rlt'ten'for
he insured without any delay in the onice at lllooms.
A.V p IF It V TKR1M) A VHP fflMIII VI L-c .
.. !.':m!I1S of Muncyl'ennsjlvnn'la.
iaiuii ot "uaaeipwa. J'a
wnucrs of Yort i'n
.uuoveror New York.
iiiiaiiauor "
iL vo HMiy kC'' BU'1t N0, S' 1!loomsturBi ra-
Von can get a Thorough Education wllh tho
For Catalogue, address the I rluclpal,
r . .it.,,., r.
PH11S,187-M ' ' v","11-
C. B, BR0CKWA7 i n
Increase ef Pensions ettnineJ, Coiieetlens made.
omcc, second d oor from I st Nat lonal Hank.
Jan. 11,
J" U. KUNlv,
Incrcaso of I'cu-ions . Obtained, Collections
Jin Jo.
OfUco In Ent's llcii.niNO.
A T TO Ii N n Y S-A T-h A W,
Cot-DMBtiN IIciuiino, liloomsburg, Pn.
Members of tho fnlled states Low Association.
Colltctlons made In any part of Amenta or Europe
liloomsburg, ra.
oracc on Jlnln Street, Drst door below Court House
omco over Schuyler's Hardware store.
OrFicit-ln Hnrman's Eulldlng, Main street,
Uloomsburg, in.
ii. i.irn s. kos't, n. umi.
H. h K. P.. LITTLE,
Bloomsburg, Pa.
onice In llrower's building, second floor, room No.
liloomsburg, Pn.
Hi.oo.Msiiuno, pa.
omco In Unasust's Ucilbiso, on Main street second
door above Ci ntre,
(!an lie consulted in German.
Jan. 10, '79-tf
, Catawusa, Pa.
collcctlons promptly made and remitted, omce
ooposlte Catawissa Deposit Hank. m-3S
. II. Abbott, y. n, hhawn,
Pensions obtained.
dec 21, 77-ly
Tho undersigned lessee or the Espy Planing Mill.
Is prepared to do all kinds ot mill work,
Doors, Frames, Sash, BIMs, etc.
rando to order on short notice.
Satisfaction guar-
Charlks Knro,
IllocmBburg, Pa.
"I ESPECTI'ULLY announces tn tlie public he has reopened
(old stand) liloomsburg, Pa., nt tho Forks of Iho Es
py and Light strut roads, vvhero all tlosrrtptlnnsnf
leather nil! bo made In Ihe most nibslantlal and
WOrkllianllkO inillllilT. iilirl Rr.l,l ill nrlr-u,,. kill, ,1, n
IllldS. 'Ihe ht'-hesL nrlen In rush villi nt nil tlinoa 1.
ad for
of every description In thpenuntrv. Tim nnMinnm.
ronago Is respectfully solicited.
jnuuinsuurg, uct. I, IMS.
Pensions !
All SOldlors. Wounded or Itilliroil rnn niuiAl,
pensions! under Iho now law tud.ile from discharge.
Address nt onco with stamp for blauks and new
soldiers c lrculars.
. !'f tiralUirtleM St. PITTSHUIKI, PA.
tir- oldest Claim Agency In tho state.
April -,1679-ltn jivfeo
f RADC MARK Is especially recom-TRADE mark.
r rX imiimu "3 Ull Ul-
w H lalMinr cine for sem-Si-'K.v
l'ia' weakness.Sper-
luatorrliea, Impo
lency, and all disea
ses, such as Loss of
memory. Universal
ijvssnuae, ram in
AJOiUiG XUIUIIiriii niuu, iTCIIia-a . mil
many other cIsenseB that lead to Insanlty.Consump
Hon and o Premature (.rave, all of vv lilcli as a rule
am ilrstcaused by deviating from Ihe pith of nature
iioiiuviT iniiiiiKrnce. -me pennc .vienicine it tnn
result of n life study nnd manvearsor exnerienee
In treating these special diseases.
run particulars in our pampuieis.iv well vvo dcslro
to send free by mall lo every one.
The specific Jlidlclno Is sold by all Druggists nt II
per pack ige, or six packages for JJ, or w 111 tw sent
by mall ou receipt of Ihe money by addressing
No. 10, Mechanic's lllock, Detroit, Mich.
Fold In Hloom'buig bye. A. Klelro, and by all
Druggists even where.
Harris Evvliig, holesale Agents, Pittsburg,
sept, e, 'putt
Dauchy & Oo's. Advt's.
fiiarHi'iitU'r-! Itrforc Diiying a
PjANO or (! ft AN"
Do not full lo send fur my latest i page Illustrated
New sparer wllh muih valuable Information PltEV.
NKtt PIANOS, l'. IIS5 nnd upwards. NEvv' OH
OANS.fiilio (uu. llKsfKEtowittoiuoteforebuv.
lug tbew lure. Pfcvv ahe ot Iuitatoks. Addrets
DNILLK II U ATI Y, Washington, N. J.
April 11, '7D-4W d
4 ii
A n-UIng I
dilLed 3S JKT c
IlllM'N MMNTllli-ror tho best and fast cm
jitiiji.u nooks unu uiuies. i'rices re
cent. National l'riti.iiiittsfi en . lOiit.
adelphla, Pa. d April 11, '7-4w
in 'in iinnfi ,n,'ste,, m wn street
ll 1 V OHM HI Stocks makes fortunes ev
ery mouth. Hook sent iree explaining eunthlnc.
Addiess IIAXTElt 4; CO., Dankkus, 17 Wall street,
New York. a aprll 11 'Ju-iw
AfiENTS WASTED for Smith's lllblo Dictionary
andiHiLjiAN-., p1(T0RiAL BIBLES
Prices reduced. Circulars free. A J. HOLM AN 4
CO., Philadelphia, a April II, 'iww
There Is 110 doubt about Iho trreat. kiinHnH,..
of this article over common porous piasters ond
other esternal remedies, such as liniments, elec
trical appliances, to Ask I'b) slclaustn your own
lo"allly ulout II. It Is vvonderlul. Sold by drug
gUts. prlct SJ cents. d opr. ll,'7!i"4w
;id,tt .44i.m Luil ijvuiutMlaiier, kUm, kuuk
April 11, 79-4W d
a o ivr po tjjtsrxj
For Debility, Loss of Memory,
Indisposition to Exertion or JJusi
ness.SJiovtness of BreiitliiYonbled
with Thoughts of DisoiisejDiinness
of Vision, Pain in the Rack.Chest
nnd Head, Rush of Rlood to the
Head, Pale Countenance and dry
If these symptoms are allowed
to go on, very freiniently Epilep
tic Fits and Consumption follow.
When tho constitution becomes af
fected it requires tho aid of an in
vigorating medicine to strengthen
and tone up the system which
"Helmbold's Eucliii"
By any remedy known. It Is prescribed by tho most
eminent physicians all over tho world, In
Aches and Pains,
General Debility,
Kidney Diseases,
Liver Complaint,
Nervous Debility,
Head 'Troubles,
General 111 -Health,
Spinal Diseases,
Nervous Complaints,
Female Complaints, evrc.
Headache, Pain in the Should
ers, Cough, Dizziness, Sour Stom
ach, Eruptions, Bad Taste in the
Mouth, Palpitation of the Heart,
Pain the region of the Kidneys.
and 11 thousand other painful symp
toms are the ollsprings of dyspepsia.
IiiMKoraOs the Sloiuucli.
And stimulates the torpid Liver,
Bowels and Kidneys to healthy ac
tion, in cleansing the blood of all
impurities, and imparting new life
and vigor to the whole system.
A single trial will bequilo sulli
cient to convince the most hesitat
ing of its valuable remedial quali
Or Six I.'oltli'N lor $".
Delivered to any address free from
"Patients'' may consult by letter
receiving the same attention as by
calling, by answering the following
questions :
1. Glvo your namo and post-otneo address,
county and State, and your nearest express onico 7
1. Your acre and sex 7
s. Occupation 7
4J Married or single ?
5. Height, weight, now and In health 7
6. How long havo ou been sick 7
7. Tour complexion, color of hair and eyes 7
s. Havo you a stooping or erect gait 7
9. Uelato without resurvatlon all you kuovv about
your case. Encloso one dollar as consult 11 Ion feo
Your letter will then receive our attention, and we
will give you the nature of your disease and our
candid opinion concerning n cure.
Competent phjslclans attend to correspondents,
All letters should bo addressed to Dispensatory,
1217, Filbert street, I'hUadclphla, 1'a.
Druggist and Chemist,
S03.U i: V Y WII
March t.isiwy
lint, bht you vvbuM laugh to see the fits
(Irnndlna makes of (bo socks she knits i
I'm suro It wduld puzJo llio wlest wile
TO know how lo vv, nr sued w omUrtul fits.
for though she won't own it sometime,, you know,
Her head win nod, and then, Viry slow
Her finger more, unlit-down they fro J
(irnndina'shadnnap I en, no I oh, hd I
Well, nfler her nap, siii forgets, you see,
hero she Intended Iho heel to be j
She sometl mes makes-one, two, or threo
In a single sock, as Iho case may l 1
fco (trandma's Socks nro never a III,
Hut nev er A word shul sli know of It I
ror her Joy and comfort It is to sit,
Day after day, and patiently knit.
And loving hands lay tho socks nwny,
v Ith a word of rral-te 10 (irnndma Orny. '
Who, over her kntttlbif. continues lo pray
fine liny lie useful Ull Life's latest d.iy
Much ot our life-work, llkonrnndina Gray's,
Hay provo to bo useless j but lovo win pralso
What wo'vo tried to do j In our several ways,
for Love's sweet sake, tluough llfo's (letting days.
loslon Trantcript,
A Hindoo died-a happy tiling todo
When tw enty years united lo n shrew.
Helens d, he hopefully for.entrnnce cries
llcforo Iho galea of llrahiua's Paradise.
"Hast been through Purgatory;" Uraturia sal j.
"I havo been man led." And ho hunghls held.
''Como In, come In, nnd welcome to, my son I
Marriage and Purgatory am as one,"
In bliss extreme ho entered Heaven's door.
And knew the peace ho ne'er had known before.
He waretr had entered In the Harden fair,
A nothcr Hindoo asked admission there.
Tho self same quest Ion Ilrahma oked again :
"Hast been through Purgatory 7" "No-what then'."
"Thou canst not enter I" did tho (lo 1 reply.
"lie who went In was there no more than I."
"All tlutts true, but ho has married been,
And so on earth lias suffered for all sin."
".Man led 7 'Tls well ; for I've been married twlco 1"
"Ilegono I We'll bavo no fools In Paradise 1"
Select Story.
now thfi si'pniiNATi'iiAr. ihsappkabs o.v
Tho following are related In tlie conrern
tioiml style in which they vvero told tn a
contributor lo Chamber's Journal.
' am sure nono of j-ott were ever so terri
fied by a Rhost ns I was,' said my Aunt
Mabel, 'It was an American ghost, which
perhaps accounts fur its having been more
wild nnd weird and altogether electrifying
than any thing ever met with in the old
com try. You know that I went tb Ameri
ca when I was young, and that I spent many
of my early years in a lonely fami-houso in
the backwoods.'
'And without servauls, Aunt Mabel )'
'Quite true, dear. Servants would not
stay in such an out-of-the-way place without
higher wages tint) we could give them, and
indeed tho 'help' we triod weraolten more
deserving of the name of 'hinderers.' lint
we were all voung and strong, and wo never
had happier days than when we all kept
bonso together, and did tbe work with our
ov n hands. Capital training It was, though
at fird of course we mado majiy mistake-,
every thing was so new and strange to us.
'It was -non after ournrtival at this lonely
place that I met with a terrible fright. My
sister Isabel and I sband the same roonyind
one night I was awakened ly hearing her
crying by my side.
'What is the matter, Isabel ?'
'U, a toothache, a most dreinlfiii tootbsche
and I have nothing to relieve it. If I could
only get some brandy; a little burnt brandy
wi.uld cure it in a moment.'
'My dear,' I said, jumping out of bed, 'I
will pet you some directly. I know where
it i in the parlor cupboard and I have
got the key.'
'Hut you have no light.'
'0, I can grope my way to the room, ami
then I can eutily light my caudle at the
'So sooner said than done. I wrapped a
shawl round me, went mi inly and quietly
down stairs, felt my way through the dark
and deserted room, and succeeded In 'icht
ing my candle at the stove. Hut no sooner
did I hold up the lighted caudle to make
my way to tho cupboard, than the most un
earthly shriek ran through tho room. At
the same moment the light was suddenly ex
tinguiahed. I waslelt in total darkness, and
all was still and silent as before,
'Chilled with horror, and trembling in
every limb, I groped my way back as well
as I could, and told my story to Isabel ; but
she was In such pain that it did not make
tbe impression on her that I expected, I
got but little sympathy.
'It must have been the wind, or a wild
cat oulsido that screamed,' he said ; 'and
as to the light being put out, that of course
was shrer accident. Candles often go out
when they are just liahted. Of coutfe, she
added, 'we are not such fools as to believe in
'This rather put nie-on my mettle, and
moved, beside, by her moans of intense
pain, I at last braced myself up to a second
attempt, I went with great determination,
resolving that nothing should now hinder
me from bringing the remedy to my sis
ter. 'I'roceeding down stars again, all went
well till I turned from Ihe stove with my
lighted candle In my hand. Instantly the
siine yell resounded in my ears, while some
tiling, I could not tell what, swept past me
and dashed out llio light I
'How I reached my room I never knew,
but I crawled into bed more dead than alive
and ns soon as I could speak I told Isabel
that, no matter what happened, nothing
could induce 1110 to make the venture agaiu.
'Morning came at last, and w ith it tho so
lution of the mystery. My brothers had
come home late, bringing with them a
crcech-owl which they had caught, and had
put iuto the parlor for safety till the morn
ing, The light had of course disturbed it,
and it had tluwn against tho candle and ex
tinguished it while uttering Its peculiar and
singularly hideous cry. My terror at Ihe
midnight ghost was a joko at my expense for
ong after,
'I think you were very bravo to go into
the room a tecond time, Aunt .Mabel.'
'Well, I think I was, I must admit, Jiut
I would have braved almost uny thing for
Isabel, and I was a strong, courageous girl
who hardly knew what fear wa. Still, I
can assure you that even to this day wheu I
recall the scene, I teem still to feel the thrill
FRIDAY, APRIL 25. 1879.
of (error that shook'hie attli6ourtd of that
unearthly shriek, IleUrd for th6 first linlo
lirtho dead of night and so close 16 my ear,
It wa truly Biartllnfc nnd dreadful. It was
a great relief whert the mystery was nd sim
ply explained. Hut only imtiglne If It had
never been cxlalnfd I If th6 owl had got
in n'nperceived, and had ecapcd by the
chimney or' nn open' window I How that
ghostly shriek tftut have hniltitcd me ever
after I' It would have been ai frightful a
ghnst-Sitory ai you ever heard.' Hut, sec I at
tho touch nf the lilllo wnnd of truth tho
ghost vnnMies, and only a poor screech-owl
'Now let me tell the story of otlr 'family
ghost,' nai'd Miss li. 'Such' a Useful, lalth
fiil.dcvolcd spirit ai it was I An Irish ghost;
but not a banshee morrj like a 'dollcftto
Ariel' or household fairy. I only fear its
race ls extinct now, as well M that Of the
invaluable servants who iiel to Identify
themselves with their master's family, Our
ghost was before my time ; but often and
often have I heard my grandinotLer talk-of
it, nnd what a mystery it was, The house
hold was large and varied, consisting of tho
old couple, somo grown-up ones, one of
them married, an orphan niece, nnd two or
three young children in tho nursery. There
were no railways in those day, nnd when
any of the family intended gnlng to the
ciuntry town, they had to bo up at dawn of
day, take a solitary breakfast, and set out
on what was then a formidable expedition.
Of course the alKiir u-ed to bo diseased in
tin family the' evening before, commissions
given, and the time of starting fixed 011.
'And now comes the strange1 part of my
story. Whether tho servant were up in
good tiuiB or ilot, the fire was always light
nl, the kettle boiling, and the breakfast
ready at t'h6 appointed time I The clothes
which came from the wash' were f6ilnd care
fully sorted out and apportioned to their
respective owifcrs honfc could tell by
whom. If a firo was required in the nur
sery, it kept up by invisible hands.
Xursewaj a' heavy sleeper' but no riiattcr
her deficiencies vvero supplied by' the ob
liging nnd Indefatigable ghost. Nurse Used
to find as bright a fire In tho morniug as
she had left at nighi, the' turf-basket re
plenished, and all as neat and orderly as
hands could mako it. To get out the break
fast thing, irty grandmother's keys must
have been taken from her roDm, but by
whom 110 one. could toll,
' 'Leave the key-basket in my room,' said
a visitor, the night before he left. 'I am a
light sleeper, and if tho ghost comes to
get my breakfast, I shall know it.'
'Toward daybreak he heard the keys tink
le, and. instantly threw a dagger, which he
had hidden under his pillow, to tbe spot
whence the sound proceeded, In the morn
ing the dagger was found stuck into the
door, but no clew to the mysterious visitor
could be found.
'At last my graudmothcr determined that
tho mystery should be solved, whatever it
might be, and she prepared to sit up in her
room all night, listening for the faintest1
sound. For a long time all was still ; and
my grandmother was beginning to fear that
her long watch through the winter's night
was only wasting her strength iu vain, when
at last, sntnewhc re in the small-hours, she
heard a slight thud iipon the stairs. In
stantly seizing her candle, she rushed out
in time to seo a slender figure in white car
rying a basket of turf on its arm. Tbe fall
of a sod from the file' basket was the sound
shu had heard. My grandmother was a
brave woman, and swiftly as the while fig
ure llittwl on, swiftly did sho follow afler,
up staircase,, and along passages, till jut as
it reached the nursery duor, she overtook it,
and discovered her nkco walking in her
sleep I
'It seems the poor girl was so anxious
about the household arrangements that she
u-ed to ri'o in her deep to accomplish all
that she knew ought to be done. How her
zeal nearly cost her life, through the foolish
rashness of .1 young visitor, I have already
told you. She was never again permitted
to sleep alone. .My grandmother took her
to her own bed ; and clasped iu her loving
arms, tho poor girl learned to forget her
cares, and to take the full benefit of
' Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy bleep.'
'Had not my grandmother po.sesed good
sene, courage, and resolution, the story
might have had a very different ending,'
The following legend is told concerning
the introduction of luce-making iu Flan
dirs : A poverty stricken but pious young
girl was dying of love for n young man
whoso wealth precluded all hopes of car
nage. One night, as sho sat weeping at
her tad fate, a beautiful lady entered the
cottage, and, without saying a word, placed
1111 ncr knees a green cloth cushion, with
its bobbins tilled with fine thread which on
autumn evenings floats iu the air.and which
tho people call 'lils do la Vierge.' The
lady, though of romantic hearing.vvas a prac
tical manufacturer. She sat down in si
lence, and with her nimble fingers taught
the unhappy maiden how to mako all sorts
of patterns and complicated stitches. As
daylight approached, the maiden had learn
ed her art, and the mysterious visitordisap
ptartd. The price of lace soon made tbe
poor girl rich. She married tho mau of
htr choice, and surrounded by a large fami
ly, lived happily and rich, for she kept the
secret to herself.
One evening, when the little ones were
playing around her knee by the fireside, and
her husband sat fondly watching the haimv
group, the lady suddenly made her appear-
auce among them. Her bearing was dis
tant ; she seemed stern and sad, and this
time addressed her protege in a trembling
voice. 'Here,'. she said, 'you enjoy peace
and abundance, while without aro, famine
aud trouble. I helped you ; you have not
helped your neighbors. The angels weep
for you and turn away their faces.' So the
next day the woman arose, and going forth
wllh 11 green cushion and its bobbin iu her
bauds, went from cottage to cottage, oner
ing tc all who would be taught to instruct
them iu the art she had miraculously learn
ed. So they also became rich, and lielgi
urn became famous for its manufactures,
Tin: (iiimTKST llt.tssixu A simple, pure,
harmless reuusly, that cures every time, nnd
prevents disease by keeping the blood pure
stouiuh regidir, kidneys and liver aclive, is
the greatest blessing ever confrrtd upon man.
Hop Hitlers is that reuudv, and its proprietors
aie Ulng blessed ly lliou.aiid who have been
saved unit cured by it. Will you iry it ? See
another column,
Tin: sifiNAt, SKitvicn nnsHnvKM at tile
Tho United Stales Signal Service Station
ntl'iko's l'eak, Is. tho highest signal In the
wtirld ; It it also the highest Inhabited por
tion of the globe, it was opened In the
month of September, 1873. That it wa4 A
wise provision of tho government in estab
lishing a signal ttatlnn, at this point is no
longer questioned, the facts having already
demonstrated its practicability, nnd the
present tucceiw promises that 1'lko's Peak
Signal Station is yet to stand at tho head of
all astronomical and meteorological stations
in the world. This point Is wonderfully fa
vored by nature for the study of astronomy
and meteorology. The rarity of the almost
phero brings out n remarkable brilliancy and
clearness to the stars and all the heavenly
bodies. The nights are almott always cloud
less, and cloudy days are the exception.
Nine-tenths of the storms nro below the
Peak. The best and most complete report
of tho Inst total eclipse of the sun, received
at Washington, was the report of Prof.
Loud, of Colorado Uollego, from observa
tlons taken at Pike's Peak.
The signal station is now underthe charge
of Sergts. Choate, Iilske and Sweeny.
These officers are detailed from the army be
cause of their peculiar adaptability nnd
special qualifications for the accurate
exeoution of the nice duties of taking astro
nomical and meteorological observations.
To Sergt. Hufiis Choate I am greatly indebt
ed for the particulars embodied in this: ar
ticle. Tho summit of Pike's Peak contains sixty
acres. It is H,330 feet above the level of
the sea. On tho highest point of the sum
mit stands the signal station, a rough stone
building, twenty-four by thirty,, one Btory in
height. It is divided into four rooms and
wood room. And here, in this' blenk spot,
nearly twenty miles from tho habitations of
man, thee men live the larger part of the
year. The station is three miles from the
timber line,-where the greater part of vege
tation ceases. Short grass, tufted with del
icate Alplni-flowers, struggles for an' exis
tence against the frigidity of the atmosphere,
and creeps toward tbe mountain top ; but
there are' hundreds of acres of cold gray and
reddish rocks where not 8 vestige of verdure
Like the dwellers of the Arctic regions,
the Inhabitants of Pike's Peak have but two
seasons summer and winter. Two months
of summer August and September aud
ten long, cold months of winter. The sum
mer season passes quickly. The atmost
phere is congenial ; the many visitors at the
Peak enhance its toclal life with joy, won
derment and mirth. Duriug the summer of
187C, upward of 1100 people, in parties' of
from five to thirty, visited the Peak, amoiijf
them many ladies. They registered from
four quarters of the globe, and they all ex
pressed admiration and astonishment nt the
grandeur and sublimity of the wonderful
views as seen from the Peak. To behold a
sunrise from the peak is an event of a life
time, and for this purpose visitors often re
main over night nt the station, to be ready
to catch tbe first glimpseof the sun as It ap
pears above the horizon, gilding with its
bright rays the mountains, hills, valleys and
plains, to the wonder and delight of the
amazed beholder.
The duties of the officers are various
Seven observatious aro taken daily ; all
storms are closely watched and each special
and distinctive characteristic duly recorded.
Sunrise aud sunset demand close attention.
Kvery peculiarity of the heavenly regions
is viewed ami a record made of tho same,
and monthly reports of these are sent to
headquarters at Washingtcn. The present
year has been unusually prolicfic in sun-dogs,
which are said to prognosticate earthquakes,
subterranean explosions, immense freshets,
and troublesome times. A government of
fice at Pike's Peak is no sinecure, for tho
officer must bufiet all storms and brave all
weathers. Sergeant Choate was at the
Springs in December, and on December 21
ho loll for tho Peak, wearing Norwegian snow
shoes twelve feet In length.
The summer months are also occupied in
prepariog for tho long seige of winter. Dur
ing the months of August and September
upwards'of 3,000 pounds of tho usual varie
ty of family stores, and about "twenty eoids of
fire wood, are snugly stowed away. These
are all carried to the Peak in small quanti
ties, on the back of the poor, despised Hurro,
whoso head. has the appearanco of being in-ca-ed
In cloth, aud whose ears aro nearly the
length of his legs, nnd who walks at the
paco of a Fnail, and a very sluw snail at that.
lloslon Journal.
Corns aro known as hard and soft, but
their difference is entirely owing to locality.
If a com is situated between the toes, where
it is kept inoNt by is of the
soft variety; but if locate 1 on the outside of
tho toe, where it could get no moisture, it
would necessarily be hard, Corns aro pro
duced by pressure or friction, and are sim
ply a protective growth thrown out for the
purpose of preventing the tissues being iu
jurnl. Corns are sufficiently painful at all time,
but they are the most unbearable when u
accumulation of pus takes place beneath
them, the escape of this drop of pus is
prevented by the hardened and iblekenpil
cuticle, which must be poulticed, or soak-
eu 111 warm water, and then removed by a
sharp-pointed knife. The entire corn can
be taken nut, with a little care and patient
work, without drawing a drop of blood.
The application of caustics should be
avoided iu tho treatment of corns, especially
in old people, as fatal gangrenous inflam
mation tiny be the result,
Temporary relief from n unlnful
corn may readily bo obtained by applying
strong carbolic acid. Take the cork out of
a small bottle of carbollo and annlv It ftt,
cork) to the com, Itelief will come at once
and you will be enabled to walk with com
parative comfort till you cau find time to
remove tho corn with a knife.
Hard corns may be treated as follows;
Take a thick piece of soft leather or felt ;
cut a hole in the centre. Upon going to
bed at night fill the holt in the centre of
thu leather with a paste made of soda aud
soap ; wush it oil In the morning, and re
peat the same process for soyerul nights, aud
the corn will be removed.
The merits of I)r, Hull's Haby Syrup are
acknowledged by all who have ever mod it
for the diseases of Infancy. Price only 25
cents a bottle.
Detroit alio has her share of helri-expect-ant,
and it is a poor day when onecan'tturn
a street corner and upset at least one person
who believes himself entitled to half the
money in tho Hank of England. A few of
tho more Important cases may be interest
ing. Henry Smith Is the second cousin of a
man whose great grandfather was run over
by a carriage in which George III, was rid
ing. Henry was lately Informed by a law
yer that his chance nf securing possession
of ab6ut half of England is first-rate. Steps
have already been taken to provo that Ulng
George was drunk when the accident occurr
ed. Thomas De'ahoe Is one of the G,457 Del
ahoes who are heirs to the great Ulumlum
estate In Scotland. All Thomas needs to do
Is to prove that one of his ancestors ran
away to sea, landed In the East Indies, mar
ried a native, set sail for America in a canoe,
landed here In good health, and died of hon
orable old age, Just as soon as the draylng
business slacks Dp a little, Thomas Is going
to set about collecting his proofs and build
ing a vault in which to Btore his money,
Mary Von Ilium, a servant girl, has just
been left a fortune of $3,000,000 by tbe
death of her uncle, a German count. There
are some little trifles to bo attended to be
fore she cau pay for a new bounet out of
this legacy. The principal trifle is to es
tablish the fact that her uncle had more
than enough to bury him, and that ho ever
heard of or knew of a Von Ulum In his life.
Just as soon as she receives her money she
Is going to demand an increase of fifty cants
per' week in wages, and tell her mistress just
what she thinks of a lady who wants pota
toes pared thin.
Edward Sklles Is heir to the vast, Lancast
er estates in England, or will be in a few
(lays. His great-grandfather; was keeper of
the hounds for the Duke of Lancaster, and
once helped his Grace out of a mud-puddle.
In return he was promised a fat reward. He
never got it. It is tho inference that the
duko meant to will him the estate. Of
course he did. Edward .stands ready to
prove that his lather was a son of his grand
father, and if those blasted Englishmen
kaqw what's jjood fur 'em, they will at once
set about shipping the Lancaster estate to
Detroit in sections. Free, Drett.
An important opinion was recently de
livered by His Honor Judge'Cummin, in
the case of Davidson township, Sullivan
county, vs. Moreland township, Lycoming
county. The question at issue was as to the
residence of Ann Sperry, a pauper. She was
a native of .Luzerne county, where she resid
ed with her father until she reached 25 years
of age, wheu she moved with him about
1827 to Davidson township, then being in
Lycoming county. She had charge of her
father's house until after her father's second
marriage when, in corisequenceol difficulties
she went elsewhere, and was employed at
different places. In the year of 1868 Bhe
moved to Moreland township, Lycoming
county, into the house of a family named
Taylor, soon after which she fell upon the
ice, injuring her leg so that she was unable
to work, and became a charge upon the
township. The overseers of Moreland took
the woman to Davidson township and left
her there. Tb.3 overseers of the last named
township obtained an order from two justi
ces, removing her back to Moreland, charg.
ing tho expenses to that township. From
thisorder the Moreland overseers appealed.
Judge Elwell, on tbe bench of Sullivan.sus
tained the order of removal, holding that
the evidence showed Ann to have gained a
settlement iu Uenton township, poluiubia
couuty, aud that it was the duty of Moreland
township, where Ann first became charge find her last place oi legal settlement.
The case was taken to the supreme court
and Judge Elwell's opinion affirmed. The
overseers of Moreland then obtained an or
der removing Ann to Benton township, Co
lumbia couuty. , From this order Benton
township appealed. Judge Gamble, before
whom tho case was tried, decided that Ann
had not gained a legal settlement in Benton
township, and that the township could not
be charged with her support. An appeal
was taken to tho supreme court from this
decision by the Moreland overseers and
Judge Gamble was sustained. The More
land parties then obtained an order from
two just ices, removing Ann to Davidson.
From this order Davidson took on appeal
to the court of quarter sessions of Lycoming
county, and the case was argued before His
Honor, Judge Cummin, in February last,
Hon. O. H. Keigbard, and Frank F. Drake,
Esq , appearing for Davidson ; Judge
Linn, Judge Bently and Bently & Parker
for Moreland. Arguments were made by
Mr. Iteighard, for plaintiff, and by Bently
tc Parker, for defendants.
The court gave Its opinion last Tuesday de
ciding that Ann opcrry was not chargeable
to Davidson township, she never having
had a settlement there. The decision of
tho court turned upon a point that was nev
er before decided in Pennsylvania, viz ;
Whether a child, after arriving at the age
of 21, and removing with its father from one
district to another, Will gain a derivitive
settlement by reason of remaining in the
father's family and without coming within
any of the requirements of the act by which
an original settlement is gained. Judge
Cummin held that a child, sound In mind
and body, capable of maintaining itself, is
legally emancipated at the age of 21, and if
a father removes Into another district and
his Jemancipated child goes with him, the
child will not gain a new settlement in the
district to which they remove, by merely
serving In the father's family without any
contract of hiring, or otherwise coming
within the act of assembly,
Moreland township has been subjected to
a heavy cxpeuse In this case, not only hav
ing to support the pauper, but defray all the
expenses of tbe litigation, lucludlug Ihe car
rying of the case twice to thesupreme court.
The woman is now dead, aud the contest
will hereafter be to determine who shall pay
the costs of keeping her since 18G8, The
only course for Moreland to pursue will bo
to recover from the township of her birth iu
Luzerne county, which was her last place uf
legal settlement,
The Texas Tribune says : "the late 'at
uiospherical freshness' has brought ou many
cases of Coughs and Colds, and Dr, Bull's
Cough Syrup is iu greater demand than
ever," 1'rice only 25 cents,
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iwoincnrs ,,,, 1.00 4.oo e.uo s.oo
rhree Inches, 4,10 7.00 U.00
four inches e.oo ?.oe t oo 11.00
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lull pnlntnn 1a nn Im ii m n. aa
One column." toioo ic.'oo lo.'oo bo'.OO Im'j
Yearly advtirtlsrmfinfit naablA nuAHr1y. Tnft
ilentailiertlsementsmustV paid tor beforolnseru
except where parties hive accounts.
Lriral adfertlnementstvndiMlArfir4trlnrhfArttir4i
iiiwiimiiB, nn uiBbrnie lor auyuionai inHlliuU;
niiiiouireierence loiengin.
Ki-cutor's, AmlclBtrstor's and Auditor's notice)
three dollars. Must be paid for vhrn Inserted. I
Trantlentor Local notices, twenty cents alls
n-Kumr nuYurvineiiienui umii riviHi
Cards tn the "nnstnrss'Dtrectcry" eelnma,
dollar per year for each line.
Lucie Zarale, aged 6 pounds'Is tb mar
ry General Mite, aged 0 pounds,
The difference' between pefseverinea
and obstinacy One Is a strong will( and1'
the other is a strong won't,
Babies never cry 'for spilt tnllk, It la
milk that hasn't been spilt thai they cry
A Texas sluggard, aged 18, has gon
to his mother's auntt aged 52, and married
Col, Kobert Q, Ingersoll makes the bold,
statement that he Is the only man In the
country who has read tho Bible through in '
the past year,
Mexican papers rire able lo prove that
the United States has lour murders to lta
one, and, that Mexican officials are. far mora'
honest than ours,
Ex-Congressman Woodbrldge Is Mayor
of Vergenncs, Vermont, and his colored
coachman is the city Sheriff.
Good morning, Mr. Brown, you're first
at last ; you used to be behind before, but I
notice you have been getting early of
The Princess Louise Is just dying to see
that Brooklyn regiment aud dear Chaplain
Beecher, The boys are getting their uni
forms cut low in the neck.
Turn a clerk out of n JCOO position la
Washington and in flfUeti minutes the try
comes North : "The Confederates havo
captured Washington."
The amount of lumber to be sent down
the West.Branch, from Pino creek, this sea
son, will, amount to.22,0Q0.,000,feet.,
County. Treasurer D. F. Chestnut, of
Fulton county,.Pii,owned, a paw mill a.few
weeks ago, but when he went to look for it
the bther day he found It gone saws, saw
sets, wrenches, devices, dogs, crow baM.lbgf,
and, in fact, the whole concern,
The war' minister of1 England has ia
agent in this country lor the purchase of liven
hupdred mules Jor Africa, to assist the Brit
ish troops in fighting the Zulus. Only, th
best animals are purchased, and good price
are realized.
Gen'. Lee asked a straggler one day,
whom he found eating green persimmons, if
he did not know they were unfit for food.
"I'm not eating them (for food,, General,,
replied the man. "I'm eating them to draw
my stomach up'lo fit my rations."
A terrible story comes from Russia. ,At
tho Kieff prison the political prisoners mad
a tunnel, intending to escape. The authori
ties were informed, and as the prisoner
emergod ,they were shot. Alarmed by tha
noise many refurned, only to be.ehot dawn
like dogs at the other end.
A married' man In New Hampshire haa
adopted an original method of securing' do-"
mestic leconomy, One morning when h
knew his wife would see him, ho kissed th
servant girl. The , house expenses were In-,
stahlly reduced $300 per year. This plan,
however, is1 rather hazardous, and id not to
be recommended for' general adoption.
Curiosity brought Alexander Berid fo
an 'untimely end. lie was a colored boy ot
Alexandria and in an .evil moment wa
tempted to investigate an old thirty-two
pound shell. Exactly how he proceeded U
not clear, but they found the string that had
tied his trousers in the next yard, and held
a funeral over one of his tracks. It wasn't
much, but (he minister, said he was satisfied
he had Benn there.
London has more Roman Catholics than
Rome, more Jews than all Palestine, 'mor
Irish than Belfast, more Scotch than Aber
deen, more Welsh than Cardiff; its beer '
and gin shops, placed one after another in
a Hue, would reach sixty-two miles, and,
one entire quarter of the city is inhabited
by three hundred thousand of the mbst mis
erable wretches and worst thieves to be found
on earth.
Suspension or a Pennsylvania Bank., jiiuii 10. ine .rroviuence
Saving Bank and Trust Company, of .Pror-
unite, x u,t :.uieiiueu yesteruay, Deing un
able to meet its obligations after having
...atrii uuvnuuiu in iuu sixty uays law. in
liabilities are $75 500 and tbe assets $100.-'
000, principally notes and bonds, of which
probably not mpre thau half can be collect
ed. It was not loose society, or the Tine cup
Or l?ntnhlinf- nr Rfni-!r UllPPIllfltlnn in l,a 1
that ruined a bank officer in Honesdale,
Pennsylvania. If we may accept the ver
sion of the affair put out by his friends, he
went to tbe bad by an original route to
wit, via the pig sty. Iu an evil hour lie be-
tumc ureu uy an amuition not culpable in
itself to improve the breed of pigs in his
beloved Pennsylvania. For that purpose
he invested In a 40 .inn i,ntn,.- . nn.l .I,!.
unlucky purchase proved his financial and
inurui uesirucuon.
Bishop Whittle of tho Episcopal diocese
of Virginia has issued a pastoral letter for
bidding the use of flowers in church deco
rations, even at Easter, and disapproving of
evergreens at .Christmas. The Rev, Dr,
Armstrong of the Monumental Church,
Richmond, replies with a calni but vigor- '
ous denial of the Bishop's right to mate any
such prohibition, and argues that the order
will excite "widespread talk and much dis
satisfaction '; it will interrupt the flow of
harmony which has so long very prominent
ly characterized this church, and what seems
to me no less deeply to be deplored, it will,
in the view of many, elevate to the plane of
importance subjects which surely cannot
but be acknowledged both In tnemselve
and relatively to be unimportant." Dr',
Armstrong is sustained by the vestry of hit
church, but the Bishop will be obeyed un
der protest.
Indians Who Say that Coster Kilv
ED Himself. An Indian account of th
death of Custer will not, I think, prove un
interesting. The Indiaus say that, after th
general stampede, Custer tried to rally hU
men around him. H- waved his pistol In
the air and shot it off twice, to attract bia
men. Two or three gathered around him,
but, as tbe Indians still continued to advanoo
one of tbe soldiers tried to run away, (Juste
fired at bim and killed him, and then s
ing the case quite hopeless, the Indiana
gathering around from all parts, turned hU
lovolver on himself, preferring to die by hli
own hanu. The Indians say that they think
this person was Custer, as he was 'a chief;
but thev are not certain of the fact.' Rain
In the-Face took a soldier prisoner, but ha
was not allowed to live long, as he was killtd
at a dance that followed the fight. The In
dians here all agree on one thing that tha
Indiaus killed in ithe fight was thirty-six 1
they gave their names.
A Hartford man recently bought a youig
horse for $200. Within a week or two
the horse began to act badly, and finally de
veloped such a balky disposition that tbf
owner could do uothiug with him. Persua
sion of every kind and finally severe beat
ings wero resorted to, but still the horse re
mained stubboru. At last, Iu a desperate
uiood, the horse was taken to the original
owner, who bought him back for $25, Th
cause of the whole trouble was soon discov
ered. The horse had beeu broken to wear a
bames collar, and had ncer worn any other
kind hU owner had put a breast collar on
hlin after using him a little while, aud no
one 'happened to think' that this change had
produced the sudden obstinacy in the ani
mal. Wearing the collar to which he had
been acc stomed, the horse Is all right again
and the gentleman who has got him back at
a profit of $176 in six wests considers hlra
worth fully $200 again.