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'. usuod weekly, ccry Friday morntnsr, nt
ntiioMHIltmil. COLUMBIA COUNTV, PA.
nm.uM or ytar, 60 to nts discount allowed
inn.ikln advance, After tho oxplrntton ot tho
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.ihin nerann In Columbia county assumes to pay the
l .i Vrlptloii duo on demand.
rosTAUK Is no longer oxactcd from subscrlbersln
rue, Iobblr.it uepirtmontot tho Columbian Is very
' "V.J.- .nS nur i b Prlntlnir will coinnnrn fnvn
hip wit It tn-tior uiu iiiik" rtn wuik uuboon
5mnnd.neatly and nt moderate prices.
Columbia County Official Directory.
I'rr ildentJudito-William Elwell.
Associate Jurtgcs-I. K. Krlckbaum, P. L. Shuman.
prollionotary" c.-Wllllam Krlckbaum.
!o?irt mnoifraplior-s. N. Walker.
lioo-Hler ltoeonler Williamson It. Jncoby,
DM rlct Altorney-ltobort 11. Uttlo.
hi criit .loim v. Ilorrman.
at -simuel Noyh-ird.
;rn .isttrer-II A. 'woppenbelser.
i "inmhstonors Stephen l'ohc, Charles lllchait.
Ai'J!n" Mloners' Clerk- J. 11. Casoy.
Audltors-s. II. Hmlth, W. Manning, a 11, Sec-
"ImrvCommlssloncrs-KII llobblns, Theodoro W.
oluntv superintendent William II. Snider,
iilwn Poor DUtrlct-Dlrectors-lt. s. Knt, Scolt,
Win. Kramer, llloomsburg and Thomas lleecc,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
rrosldent ot Town Council I, S. KU1IN.
Clerk-Paul H. Wirt.
Chief of Police-1). LaycocK,
president of tlas Company S. Knorr.
Secretory C. V. .Miller.
Uiort'iisburg Hanking Company John . Fnnston,
l'n sldent, II. H. arntz, Cashier, John Peacock, Tel.
CFir- tfa'lonal Tiank Charles It. Paxton,t'resldent
j. p. Tusttn, Cashier.
Columbia County .Mulual Saving l'und and Loan
Assort! Ion K. II. Utile, President, C. W. .Miller,
moowb'urg Ilulldlny and saving Fund Association
Win. Peacock, President, J. II. ltoblson, Secretary.
llloomsburg Mutual N.iMng l'und Association J.
j proncr, President, P. E. Wirt, Secretary,
ltev. J. P. Tustln, (Supply.)
Sunday services Pix a. m: and ays p. m.
stind.iv school-D a. m.
Prayer Meeting Every Wednesday eTcnlngatox
s'jais'free. Tho public are Invlled to attend.
ST. MATTHEW'S l.CTHKKAN cnUKCH.
Minister ltev. o. 1). S. Marclay.
Sunday Services 10X a. m. and X p. m.
Sunday schooI-0 a.m.
praver Meellng-Every iVedncsday evening nt 7tf
Scatslrce. Nopows rented. Allaro welcome
Minister nov. Stuart Mitchell.
sundav Services loyi a. tn. and CX p. m.
Sunday School a. in.
praver Mcol lng Every Wednesday evening at Otf
SSis'frco. No pews rented, strangers welcome.
MKTH0M3T episcopal entnen.
Presiding Klder ltev. W. Evans.
Minister ltev. E. II. Yocura.
Sunday Servlees-lof and Ays P.
Sundav School 2 p. m. , , ,
Illblo class Uverv Monday evening at 6X o'clock.
Voung men's Prnscr Meeilng-Bvery Tuesday
evening at CJrf o'clock,
(lenernl Prayer Meettng-Evcry Thursday evening
Corner of Third and Iron streets,
pastor ltev. W. K. Krcbs.
itesldetico Corner 4th and Cntharino sjrects.
Sunday Services WX a. in. and 7 p. m.
Sunday School 9 a. in.
prayer Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All aro Invited There Is always room.
ST. PAUL'S CUUKCH.
Ke;t-r ' Zahner.
Sunday Services uij a. tn., TJtf P-m-Sunday
school 9 n. m.
First Sunday In themonth, Holy Communion,
services preparatory to Communion on Friday
evening before tho st Sunday tn each month.
Pews rented j but everj body welcome,
Presiding Klder Uev. A. L. lleeser
Minister ltev. George Hunter.
Sunday Sen Ice 2 p. m In tho Iron Street Church.
Prnver Meeting livery Sabbath at 2 p. m.
All are Inv tted. All aro w clcome.
TnK CHURCH OF C1IHIST.
Meets In "the little llrlck Church ou the htll,"
known as tho Welsh Ilaptlst Church on Itock street
tegular meeting for worship, every Lord s day af
ternoon nt 8X o'clock.
iseats rreo s and the public aro cordially Invlled to
SCHOOh OKDF.KS, blank, just printed and
neatly bound In small books, ou hand and
or s.Uo nt tho Columbian onice.
DI.ANIC DKKDS.onl'arclimjntand Linen
1 ") Paper, common and for Admlnlsi rators, Ksecu
ti.MiinJtiustees, for sale cheapat tho colimdian
MADUIAOE C'KHTII'ICATKS iii.tprinted
and for sale at tho Columbian onice. Minis
era uf the (lospel and Justices should supply them
sel res wit h theso necessary ni tides.
"I USTICEaand dmstnliles' Fee-Mill for sale
mI n,ti,nf'Ari'irniiv nniee. Thev contain the cor
rected fees as established by the last Act ot the Leg
.laliireupon tho subject. Pcry Justice and Con-
laoio buouiu nave uuu.
VEXDUK NOTES jut printed and for sale
cheap at tho Columbian onice,
CI G. IiAKICLEY, Altorney-at-Uw. Office
J , In Hrower's building, 2nd story, ltooms & a
S !. I10I1ISON, Attoniey-at-Law.
' . In llartinan's building, Main street.
AMUKL KNOKK. Attnrney-at-I.aw,Office
In Hartman s Pulldlng, Main street.
It. WM.M, tEHElt,Sirgeon and I'liysi-
.l.iu, oiitco -narkei iiieei. Above cm uast
T 1!. EVANS, M. I)., HurReon and l'liysi
) , clan, (Onice and ltesldenco on Third street,
Ji. McKKLiVY, Jr. D,, Surgeon and I'liy
slclan, north side Jlaln street, below Market.
11. J. 0. KUTTEK,
P1I VSICIAN & SUUQEON,
Oulcc, North Market street,
Mar.27,'74 Uloomsburg, Pa.
JQK. I. L. KADB,
Slain street, opposite Episcopal Church, Plooms
iw Teeth extracted Ithout pain,
aug 24, '77-ly,
M. DHINKEU, G UN and LOCKSMITH.
sewing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re-
dalied. Opeka IIousk Itulldtng, Ploomsburg, Pa.
AVID LOWENIIEIIG, Merchant Tailor
Main St., above central Hotel.
S. KUHN, dealer in Meat, Tallow, etc.,
Cent rt, sti eet, between Second and Third.
Clark Wolf's Store, Jlaln bti eet.
t V imthln Horse
lib, 14, 'PJ-tl
I'UEUND, Prnctioal hoineo
and cow Doctor, llloomsburg, Pa.
HoumN'o. 15, upkka House Uuildinq, Uloomsburg.
TlrtlTISH AMEKICA ASSUKANOE CO
NATIONAL liHE INSUltANCE COMPANY.
The assets of tneso old corporations are all ln-
vebttdlnsul.Il) SFXlIltlTILh andaiellable tothe
hazard of Flio only.
Jloderate lines on the best risks aio alone accented.
Loi-hts rttoMPTi Y and homcily adjusted and paid
ashooiias delei mined bj ciihistian F. Knait, apo
dal Agent and Adjuster, ll'oomsburg, Penn'a.
Ihe citizens of Columbia county should patronize
tho agency w hero losses. If any, are adjusted and
pam uy one oi ineir ow a Liiueus. iiuv.ii', 'u-iy
ItEAS I1K0VN'S INSUIIANCE A GEN
CY, Kxcuange Hotel, Uloomsburg, Pa.
AJtna, Ins Co., ot llailford, Connecticut... c.ww.ooo
,1 uuui, iaiuuuu auu u.uuu u,ieu,utv
ltojalot Liverpool 13,600,000
Lancanshlre lo.ooo,, 00
Fire Association, Philadelphia 3,too,oun
Firmers Mutual of Danville 1,000,000
DanvlUo Mutual 75,000
Homo, New York. 5,600,000
As tho agencies are direct, policies aro written for
lusuieu hiiuouv uuy ueiajiu uiu uuicouiiiiwuia
burg. March tt.ni 7
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AMEK10AN INSUltANCE COMPANIES:
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forth American ot Philadelphia, Pa
franklin, of " "
Pennsylvania of "
Farmere of York, Pa.
Hanover of New York,
(mice on Market Street No. , Uloomsourg, Pa,
ecu ve, 77-ly.
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vu ' oecona noor rrom 1st National Hank.
C U. I'UNk,
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. HLOO.MSBUItO, PA.
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A T TO 11 N E Y S-A T-L A W,
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Members of tho United sii,
Collections made In any part ot America or Europe
Q A W.J.nUCKALEW, "
Ofllco on Main Street, first door below CourtUouso
OIIN M. CLAltK,
Ofilco over Schuyler's Hardware Store.
7 P. IHLLMEYEU,
ATJOHNKY AT LAW.
OrrtcK-ln Harmon's Hulldlng, Main street,
H. LtTTLR. HOB'T. K. LITTLB.
P II. fi It. It. LITTLE,
Q W.MILLEK, "
Office In Browcr's building, second floor, room No.
1 Uloomsburg, Pa.
jg Fit AN K ZAKU,
I1LOOMS11UHG, PA. '
omcoln Unanost's Uuildino, on Main street second
(Jan be consulted in German.
Jan. 10, '79-tf
JI. L. EYEKLY,
Collections DromDtlv marin anrt rptnlttort nmra
ooposlto Catawtssa Deposit Pank. 6m-38
y II. KIIAWN,
A T T O It N E Y-A T-L A W ,
Olllce, corner of Third and Main Stiects.
July 11, '73-tt
LAKIC V. IIAltDEIt,
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Door:, Sash. Blinds. MonHinirs. BraeVste.
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-May 15, 'I0-3U1
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For Wells 10to 75 feot Deep
New Price LisfJan. 1, 1879.
440 MAHKET ST., PIIILAD'A,
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menueu aa an tin
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ttin I(-,Lr lllmMiiu'
Before Takinffoi vision, i'rcma-Af:;vaj,.
btuio old Age, amiAfter laKin
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In ti eating these siteclal dlheasea.
Full particulars In our pamphlets,which wc desiro
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tho fcpecinc ieuicine is som uy an iJrugcisis at i
ior ntif 1;ipp. or six nac lifter s for t&. or will ha wmt
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TJIE GRAY MEDICINE CO.,
No. 10, Mechanic's Mock, Petrolt, Mich.
Sold in liloomsburtr by C. A. Klelm, and by all
Harris r. iiiy, uuivbuiu gunuo, i jiujuuik,
sept. 6. 7s-tr
H. C. SLOAN & BRO.
Carnages, Buggies, Phaetonn, Sleighs,
PLATFOIIM WAOONS, ic.
t'lr6t-ol&S3 wort-Ialwaja ou.Uaiid.
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Prices reduced to nult tue times.
Jan. 6, l5i7-lf.
IjIVEIIY DIRECTOR, TEACHER AND
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. A ..... ..,,.,..u. unrlr
Address Co-OrmuTivi! Ausscv, Madison, Ind-
Juno 27. 1M9-4U1
Tho following valuablo property, Iho Estate of tho
lato John Svlsher,duccascd,w Ul bo offered at prU ato
sale up to
S El'TEJI II Ell 1st 1879.
Tho property Is situate In tho village of Jersey
town, Columbia county Pa., and contains aoom
of excellent farming laud upon which aro TWO
HOUSES, and other out
buildings, and H ono ot tho litest localities In Iho
couniy. There aio
TWO GOOD ORCHARDS
on the premises.
.For Information conctmlng tho property ap
ply to O. II. Prockwoy, ot llloomsburg, or T.J
bwislicr, of Jcrscytown.
CltKKPINH LI' TUB STAIRS.
In tho sotlly-falllnR twilight
ot a v cary, weary rtny,
With a quiet slep 1 entered
Whcrotlip children were at play,
1 was brooilloi; o'er some trouble,
That had met tno unawares,
When allltlo voleo camo tinging,
"Mo Is crcepln, up theslnlrs."
Ah I It touched the tenderest heart-string
With nbrealh and forcedHlne,
And such melodies nwokenert
Ar words can ne'er define j
And I turned to seo our darling,
All forgetful ot my cues,
When 1 saw tho llttlo creattiro
slowly creeping up tho stairs,
Step by step she bravely clambered
On her llttlo hands and knees.
Keeping up a constant chattering
Like a magpie In the trees,
Till nt last slio roiched tho topmost,
When o'er all her world's artalrs
She, delighted, stood a victor,
Alter creeplngjjp tho stairs.
Painting heart, behold an Imago
Of man's brief and struggling lite,
W hoso best prizes must bo captured
With noble, earnest strife !
Onward, upward reaching eer,
Pending to the weight of cares,
Hoping, fearing, still expecting,
Wo go creeping tip tho stairs.
On their steps my bo no carpet,
lly their sldo may bo no rail,
ll.indi and knees may otten pain us
And tho heart may almost fall j
Still aboo there Is tho glory
Which no sinfulness Impairs,
With Its rest and Joy forever,
After creeping up tho stairs.
TUK LITTLE UltAVE OX THE HILL.
There's a spot on the hillside far nway,
Where, in summer, tho grass grows green j
Wliere, beneath a rustling elm tree's shade,
A moss-covered stono Is seen.
Tls a quiet and unfrequented spot,
A solitude lone and wild ;
Yet somebody's hopes are burled there
Tls the grno ot a llttlo child.
In winter, alas t that mossy stono
Is hid 'neatu a shroud of snow ;
Put around it, In spi lng time, fresh and sweet,
Tho dalMes and violets grow ;
And o'er it the summer breezes blow,
With a fragrance soft and mild.
And the autumn's dead lea es thickly strew
That grave ot a Uttlo child.
And every year there's a redbreast comes,
When the month of Mny Is nigh.
And builds her nest In this quiet spot,
'.Mid the elm tree 's branches high:
W hlle her melody sweet, by the rose, she trills,
As If by tho scene begulPd.
Perhaps who knows 7 'tis an angel comes
To the grave ot that little child.
Ye.s. somebody's hopo lies burled there,
Some parent Is weeping in vain,
For though jears may come and years may go,
'Tv. Ill never come bac k again.
Yet blessed arc those who die In youth,
Tho pure and Iho undented :
Some road to heaven, perchance, runs through
'1 hat grave of a llttlo child.
TUT. IIUXriIllACK'S WILL.
An old man lay flying in a room in
Ilorjcaux. Sbo surroundings of the small
apartment would lead ono to suppose Hint
its dying occupant was one ot the poorest of
the poof clashes ; the furniture was mean in
the extreme. A-courso and untidy bed, on
which he lay in his last gasps, n few chairs,
a table and an old desk was all the furniture
the room contained, all of the cheapest kind
and even the old house hndnu intensely un
inviting appearance both outside and in.
The only pleasing feature of the wretched
abode was a very pretty young girl of about
twenty, who sat beside the bed, with her
hand clapped in that of the dying mau, She
looked at the pinched features of the man
with a pitying gaze, and the traces of recent
tears weie still visible on her pale cheeks.
It was her uncle that lay there, the only
relative she owned, save n brother who had
left them about four years before, and of
whom she had heard nothing since, lor he
never wrote, and she had long mourned him
She had placed all her remaining affec
tions on this, her only relative, and deep
was her grief at the prospect of losing him
and being left alone to battle with an un
charitable, selfish world,
The dying man had lain with closed eyes
for sometime.and she suppoed he was sleep
ing, lint presently no opened ins eyes aim
fixed them on hers. Then his Hps moved
and he spoke.
What do you with uncle,1 said she, in a
'Nothing,' replied lie, re'apsing into si
lence again, but keeping his eyes still fixed
upon her face as though he would read her
Adele, my child,' spoke he again. 'I shall
soon be no more. You know I have sum
moned my notary hither. Do you know for
what purpose ?
The young girl had begun to weep when
ho spoke of leaving her ; she gazed at
him with tearful eyes and answered :
'No uncle,! do not know why you seut for
M. Kabois, but it may be to attend to the
closimr of vour affairs in a proper man
'Just so.to draw up my will,' was the re-
joiner, 'and as you are somewhat interested
in the matter I shall have to make to you
some explanations in regard to it. You
have always considered me a poor nian,uave
you not, Adele V
'Yes, Uncle Jeromo ; but to mo you have
over been as dear as though you possessed
A triumphant smile lit up his cadaverous
countenance ; then alter ansther pause he
'Then you love your poor old uncle V
A fresh How of tears and a sobbiug re
sponse rewarded him.
'And you would not refuse my dying re
(Uiest, Adele ?' continued he, eagerly.
'No, uncle,' was her reply. 'Any reasona
ble request of yours would under any cir
cumstances be held sacred by me.'
At tho word 'reasonable' he winced a lit
tle, but resumed tho conversation.
'The notary will probably be here soon,
therefore, 1 must be brief,' said ho. Theu
pausing again (ot n moment, he resumed :
Adele, I am not tho poor wretch you think,
although I have lived in so wretched a place
and farcl o miserably. I have avoided all
companionship owing to my deformity. I
am sensitive.niy child.and could not endure
with equanimity, the glauces of pity or ab
horrence iolka usually favored me with ; I
BLOOMSBUIIG, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 1.
became a recluse, and In my dreary loneli
ness Iho germ, of parsimony matured with
in my bosom. I beenmn a miser, Years
passed and I saved every sou that was not
required for my sustenance. I became
wealthy by denrees, and now, after forly
years of privation, I am a rich man rich
beyond your wildest Imagination 1'
The young girl gazed at htm In terror j
sho believed him lo bo mad. Casting her
eyes nbout the room and seeing Iho wretch
edness of Its appointments, then remember
ing their manner of living, the frugal meal,
Insufficient shelter and raiment, sho could
not consistently reconcllo It with tho riches
he raved about.
There was but this conclusion she could
arrive at : Her dying uncle was mad I
'Oh 1 uncle,' cried she, as she burled her
weeping face in the bedclothesdo not speak
thus, you pain me. Compose yourself and
endeavor lo direct your thoughts to heav
A sickly smilo rested for a brief moment
on Ins lips then he said:
'ou think I am raving, my poor. Inno
cent child. I speak ouly the truth, as vou
will find when the notary arrives." l!ut time
flies, and I have not yet done. In the will
I shall make I leave all to my niece Adele
Demouie, on one condition.'
Hero lie regarded her fixedly.
'Speak,1 said she,an undefined feartaklnr?
possession oi her.
ournust marry a man deformed like
myself 1' said ho In a cold, hard tone.
The girl shuddered involuntarily, and
well she might her uncle was a hideous
A painful pause followed. The miser had
noticed her gesturo of abhorrence and he
became it possible more firm in his resolu
'You hear me, child ?' asked, he.
'Yes, uncle,' was the faint response.
'You love me?' queried he.
'You know I do,' replied she, lifting her
teanui tace to his. 'lou never doubted it.
uiu you y
ro,' replied he, absently. 'You gave me
every proof of your affection when you
uecmeu me poor, so do not deny me now. 1
ask this for your own benefit. If you mar
ried a young spendthrift he would soon
wasto tho wealth I so carefully hoarded, and
when that was gone he would probably de
sert you. liut one who lacked the personal
charms of manhood like myself would have
no inducement held out to him to enter a
career of frivolity and dissipation ; but
would cherish you and your inheritance.
'Am I at liberty to choose for myself, or
have you already selected a husband ?' asked
Adele as a ray of hope dawned in the ho
rizon of her future.
'I shall leave you free to choose for your
self,' replied he ; 'but remember he must be
deformed as I am and of respectable con
nections ; otherwise, I shall not dictate to
you, but leave you free to your choice in
every other respsct.'
'I promise,' said she quietly.
' Tn well,' was Lis rejoiner. 'Now I shall
leave this world in peace and leave you my
wealth and my blessing.'
The notary arrived, the will was drawn
up and witnessed by a neighbor and a clerk
who had accompanied the notary. Ilabois
was appointed her guardian until sho be
came of age and married. She had th
choice left her to marry before her majority
were she so inclined, for she was then of a
suitable age. But Kabois was enjoined to
see that she married only a hunchback, and
one of respectable parentage.
The document was signed by the witnes
ses, the clerk being tho last to affix his tgna
ture. As ho took up the pen he glanced
furtively at Adele ; their eyes met, sho
blushed and averted her gaze. He placed
his signature beneath that of the other wit
nesses and took a seat away from the ta-
Ilabois folded the parchment, placed it in
an inner pocket, then advancing to the bed
side, asked :
'Can I do anything else for you Jerome T
'So. Jean,' was tho reply : 'but when I
am at rest you will see to everything as I
have instructed you.'
'You may depend on me,' was the rejoin
When the dying man was alone with tho
girl ho bade her call the woman whom he
had hired as housekeeper since his illness,
The woman, a pleasant-faced one, took
her seat beside Adele, near the bed, and the
dying man closed his eyes as if weary.
He slept an hour or more, when suddenly
the young girl felt his clasp tighten over her
Quickly looking at his face she saw that a
great change had taken place.
The miser was dying, lie stared at her
for a moment, then in a loud whisper
'Ilemember your promise 1'
Tho next moment his hand dropped
from the clasp of his niece, and he was
The grief of Adele was sincere, and JUd'
ame I'oyntin, the housekeeper, pressed her
to her motherly bosom, andBoothed her as a
mother might a grieved child.
After sho was more composed, she wrote
a note to the notary and posted it, then
awaited his arrival
Kabois arrived and tendered his syinpa
tints to the now friendless girl, and informed
her that she was to take up her residence
with him immediately after the funeral rites
He then set about making all the neces
sary arrangements for the last sad offices for
his late friend,
He bade Madamo I'oyntin prepare the
body for the shroud, Baying his clerk would
soon be there with the undertaker, who, in
fact, arrived rooh after.
Then with tho assistance of the clerk he
sealed all the effects of the dead man, after
which he sat down and copied some notes
from a book he took from bis pocket.
This done, he bade Adele good day, aay
ing he would return in the course ot the
day and perform such offices as fehe might
The funeral obsequies wero over, and
Adele was one of JI, Ilabois' household
which consisted of the noiary, one daughter
twelve years oi age, his wife and nephew,
the latter being the clerk we have mention
Henri Durand was a line-looking young
man of about twenty-three ; tall, dark com
plexioued and of a quiet disposition.
lie had met our heroine occasionally at
her uncle's house, had some conversation
with her, and was deeply Impressed.
Sho was favorably Impressed with the
young man from the first, and admired him
lence the reader may Judge what her feei
ng! must have been when the conditions of
the will became known to her.
When tho inseparable barrier arose be
tween them she first acknowledged to her
self that Henri Durand was yery dear to
What were the young clerk's thoughts
when ho saw how matters had gone ?
it first hobecarno indignant, after which
he gavo way to despair.
Then ho resolved to pcrsuado Adelo to re
nounce her miserly uncle's wealth, and wed
the one of her choice, although his whole
possessions amounted to but a paltry thou
sand or two of francs.
After he had disposed of this (mentally
only) there camo wispr thoughts; ho had not
ascertained whether tho young girl thought
sufficiently well of him, did he ask her, to
havo him I He smiled as It occurred to him
that like Gio'ster, he 'shared his spoils bo
fore the field was won 1'
Hut he would soon arrange that. He be
lieved that he was not distasteful to her. and
he knew that he adored her.
liut dispalr camo inlo his heart tenfold,
when lit learned that tho hunchback had left
property and gold to tho amount of fifty
thousand francs, besides batik shares to a
'She will never sacrifice such a fortuno for
n notary's clerk, thought he, and ho became,
in consequence quite melancholy.
iVlthough sho was now an inmate of the
same house, and they had frequent social
intercourse, they teemed, as if by mutual
consent, lo keep aloof from each other as
much as possiblo without committing a
breach of politeness.
In a word, they were both unhnppy, and
both for precisely the same reason.
Ilabois was a shrewd man, and possessed
keen perception. lie divined how matters
stood between the young people, and pitied
both, for he could, as yet, see no possible
remedy in their peculiar case, The girl
would lose a fine fortune unless sho obeyed
her uncle's behests and married a hunch
back. Whether sho would defy her dead uncle
and marry to suit herself he could not say,
but ho meant to advise her. Ho would
clearly present to her the advantages of the
case. So, with this praiseworthy intention
uppermost in his mind, ho summoned the
young girl to his library one day to discuss
the matter in all its details.
When sho was seated he at once entered
upon the subject, and said :
'Mademoiselle De-moine, I have sent for
you in order to have some conversation with
you in reference to your inheritance.'
I beg your pardon, Moisieur Ilabois,' re
plied she, "Billing faintly 'but I was not
aware that I possessed such a thing.'
'Well, 'tis all the same,' returned he, also
smiling, and pleased to see thatshe regarded
it in that light. 'It is yours or it is not.
just as you choose to decide. However, we
will let that pass, and at once plunge into
the business. Y'ou perfectly understand the
conditions of your lato uncle's will ?'
'And the alternative if you refuse to abide
by them ?'
'Very well,' continued the notary, 'I shall
not ask you whether you havo already made
a choice calculated to set your relative's
wishes at defiance, but ak, havo you yet
decided how you will act in the matter V
I shall endeavor to obey my uncle's be
hestsin fact, I promised as much to him
on his death-bed. And, though I shall al
ways maintain that ho took unfair advantage
of me by appealing to my affection for him,
I shall obey him, though it be under pro
'Very properly spoken,' rejoined Ilabois,
then mentally : 'Poor Henri.
'You know, of course,' resumed he, 'that
in the event of your refusing to obey the
conditions there is a certain sum to your
credit in my hand, which I shall place at
your disposal when you become of age.'
'I do,' was the quiet reply.
'This sum I have placed out at interest in
your name, and should you decide adversely
by the time your probation expires, this
money will at least keep you above want.'
The lady bowed, and the notary con
'The most objectionable feature of this
will is, that in case of your renouncing this
fair inheritance, it will go towards fouuding
a home for hunchbacks,'
'liut my uncle's wishes must bo obeyed at
all hazard',' remarked Adele, fixing her eyes
on those of her guardian.
'Wo must endeavor to do so,' was the
rather equivocal response.
The lady started perceptibly. Did tho
words of the notary strike a chord in her
They sat gazing at each other for a mo
ment, when the lady averted her eyes and
A peculiar smile fitted across his solemn
features, but it vanished in an instant.
'Henri's case may not be so hopeless, after
all,' was his mental observation.
'Mademoiselle, you have my sympathy in
this awkward and trying dilemma,' said ho
'but if I can be ot any service to you in the
matter, command me at any time. I shall
eudeavor to be worthy of the trust the de
ceased has honored me with, and believe me
wiieu I say that to the fullest extent of my
power will I assist you, no matter what you
decision may be.
The lady thanked him warmly and the in
A month or two had passed, and ono day
Adele received a letter from her brother. He
was about returning to Erance. He had been
in Australia and had accumulated quite n
snug little fortune. He enjoined her not tj
tell any ono of his fortune j he wished to
see how his acquaintances would receive him
as a poor sailor. In her implicit trust in her
guardian she made him acquainted with tho
sub.it.mco of this letter.
'Good,' cried the worthy notary, gleefully
rubbing his hands ; 'Hobert can possibly
help us in our difficulty,'
Dilliculty I said Adele, In surprise,
The seriousness of his ward disconcerted
him for a moment, and ho was at a loss to
answer her, but ho laughed cunningly and
'Oh I tho selection of your futuro Bpousc,
'Perhaps ho may ba of use,' observed sh
absently, as ale refolded the letter and lclt
her guardian's presence, with utrangi
thoughts roaming in her bosom,
Tho fact Is, both guardian and yard were
united in ono purpose, of which neither was
quite suro of tho other, Ilabois meant to
carry out tho testator's Intentions to the
letter, ns they wero expressed in his will,
et ho was taxing his ingenuity how to
avo tho Inheritance accrue to his ward and
sho yet havo her own free choice in the
matter of selecting a husband.
He admitted to himself that he could at
present see no way out of tho labyrinth, yet
e cudgeled his brain continually to find a
means of doing so.
'If her brother has ordinary brains he
may bo able to aid us,' said he musingly.
Hero ho dropped Into a deep reverie,
which lasted for upwards of an hour. Sud
denly he jumped up and rubbed his hands
violently, saying :
That's It ; the plan Is a safe and a suro
one if wo can only find our man.'
A week later Hobert Desmolne arrived,
and tho brother and Bister met in a warm
The returned Australian was a stalwart,
sun-biowned young man, of about twenty
five, with n good face and figure, and was
the soul of good nature and jollity.
He was dressed in the habiliments of a
common sailor, and was generally supposed,
by thoe who saw him, to be such.
Ilabois and he became quite friendly af
ter a day or two. Tho former appeared to
tudy the young man very closely, and af
ter a week had passed they had secretly dis
cussed the affairs of Adelo. After a lengthy
debate on tho subject, young Desmolne re
'M. Ilabois, my advice to Adele is just
this: Let the miser's money go to tho dogs
and marry whom you choose.'
'Very good, M, Desmoine,' rejoined tho
notary, with a cunning smile. 'But I have
a far better plan than that.'
'What is it ?' asked Robert.
'I adviso your sister to marry the man of
her choice, and at the same time secure her
uncle's inheritance I'
'But how can that bo arranged ?' cried
the young man ; in surprise. 'The condi
tions of the will are too well known to the
authorities to cherish the least hope that
they will permit any chicanery in the mat
'Ah I well, the court is wise and just,
doubtless ; but we shall prove ourselves
equally so,' remarked Ilabois. and then he
n formed Robert of his scheme.
'Accomplish this without subjecting us to
caudal and a lawsuit, perhaps a prison, and
shall always pronounce you the smartest
notary in France,' exclaimed Robert enthu
siastically, as he grasped the notary's hand.
'Keep your purpose a profound secret,'
observed Ilabois, 'and in a day or two I
hall have our plans completed.' Then the
conspirators separated, each confident in
tho success of the plan.
After parting with Robert the notary had
an interview with Henri, the clerk. That
lasted but a half hour ; after which he was
closeted with his ward, which interview ter
minated only after an hour had elapsed,
He left Henri with a brightness on that
young man's countenance he had not worn
for many a day ; and a pleasant smile rest
ed on tho usually pale face of Adele after
her interview with herguaadian.
Robert left the next day, saying he had
business to attend to. He had been gone
about a week or ten days, when a stranger
called at tho notary's one evening ; he
wished to see JI. Rabois on particular busi
ness. He was admitted, and conducted to
the private office.
The man wore a cloak, which he removed
before ho seated himself. M. Ilabois start
ed slightly as the stranger bowed politely.
He was hunchback 1
His features were homely hut intelligent
and both voice and manner indicated the
'What is tho nature of your business with
me?' inquired the notaiy
'Without beating about the bush,' replied,
the hunchback, 'I will at once state my er
rand. I havo heard all about Jerome Des-
moino's will, and have come to be presented
to the heiress, Mademoiselle Desmoine. My
namo is Pierre Lecroix, my abiding place
Lyons,where my only remaining parent,Jac-
ques Lecroix, resides Y'ou can go there and
learn all about him and myself. You com
I do, monsieur,' replied Rabois, grave
Will you do me the honor to dine with
me to-morrow ? I will then present the
young lady to you.'
'At what hour ?' asked M. Lecroix.
I Bhall be punctual. Au rcvoir,'
The next minute he was gone.
When the notary was alone he rang for
Henri. Tell Adele I would like to see her
for a moment.' said he, when the clerk ap
Adelo appeared directly aud.they were left
What transpired at that interview does
not matter to the reader at present, liut
Adele left the office naif an hour later, pale
Next day M. Croix appeared punctual at
the appointed hour. Robert had also re
turned and was introduced to the hunch
They sat down to dinner, and the latter
proved himself a very entertaining gentle
man. He bad been introduced to the lady
before he sat downj hence he frequently ad
dressed himself to her.
In the evening he proved himself the
same affable gentleman. He had traveled
considerably, and relatod quite a number of
entertaining incidents, and Adele lelt quite
at ease in his presence. After this became
more frequently, and soon he and the young
heiress wero on very friendly terras.
In the meantime Rabois repaired to Lyons
and was satisfactorily assured of the respect
ability of M. Lecroix's connections,
In due time the young man proposed and
was accepted, and shortly after they were
'Oh I what inconsistency I' Bome of our
readers may cry, while others will call her a
mercenary creature, Perhaps so,
The marriage being proven to be in ac
cordauco with tho conditions of the Hunch
back's Will, all the property of the late Jer
ome Desmoine was placed in her hands.
The bridal party left Bordeax on their bridal
Two days later wejfind them in Liverpool
and M. Ilabois, Henri DurauJ aud Robert
Desmoine wero of the party,
A week later there was a divorce case de
cided in the British courts, and Pierre Le
croix and his wife were separated forever I
THE COLUMBIAN. VOL. XIII, NO.S2
COLUMBIA DKMOtlHAT, VOL.XLtV, NO. S3
On the following day there was another
wedding, and Henri Durand led his blush
ing bride to the altar, Need wo tell the
reader who that bride was ?
Thus did stratagem, aided ',by all power
ful gold, accomplish what at ono time
seemed utterly futile to those mostly Inter
ested, and Adele Desmoine wedded the man
of her choice in spite of the Hunchback's
All this was a plot planned and perfected
by Ilabois, Desmoiuo, Adele and Henri,
Lecroix was tho only one who was not en
tirely in their confidence. Desmolne met
hltn (nt the tlmo ho plca'ded business when
he left Bordeaux),aud placed the whole mat
ter before him,and then stipulated with him
for a handsome sum to marry tho heiress
and bo divorced from her within a week,
This was agreed to, with what results the
reader knows. Lecroix went to Hndla and
was never seenlagain by the "bride of a
Causes or Sudden Death.
Very few of the sudden deaths which are
said to arise from diseases of the heart do
really arl-o from that cause. To ascertain
the real origin of the sudden deaths, an ex
periment was tried and reported to a scienti
fic congress at Strasburg, Sixty-six cases of
sudden death were made the subject of a
thorough post-mortem examination; in these
cases, only two were found who died from
disease of the heart. Nine out of sixty-six
had died of apoplexy,while there were forty
six cases of congestion of the lungs ; that is,
tho lungs wero bo full of blood that they
could not work, not being enough for a suf
ficient amount of air to support life. The
causes that produce congestion of the lungs
are : Cold feel, tight clothing, costive bow
els, sitting still until chilled after being
warmed with labor or a rapid walk, going
too suddenly from a close room into the air,
especially after speaking, too hasty walking
or running to catch a train, etc. These
causes of sudden death being known, an
avoidance of them may serve to lengthen
many valuable lives, which would otherwise
be lost under the verdict of the heart com
plaint. That disease is supposed to be in
evitable and incurable ; hence many may
not lake the pains they would to avoid su '.
den death, if they knew It lay in their
It Is Queer.
The Lancaster Intrlligenccr, in alluding to
the Geary monument business, pertinently
remarks : Pennsylvania has never been
distinguished by the pre-eminent excel
lence of her Governors. She has had some
good ones and some that were very indiffer
ent. Of them all, the late Gov. Geary was
not the most distinguished nor the most de
serving. He was a weak man and not much
of an official. Why he should have been
singled out of the whole line by the Legis
lature, and $5,000 voted by it to erect a mon
ument for him, it is difficult to guess, unless
it is to be assumed that his fame was not
likely to be perpetuated by any other means.
Nobody took much interest in the proposed
monument except the bidders for the work
though his widow, who has a second hus
band now, traveled to Harrisburg to select
the design, and the people of the State will
not complain that the commission acceded
to her taste and wishes in the choice of a
model. Clearfield Jiepullican.
The following are extracts from a paper
on this subject in Harper's Monthly for
August, 1879, by Geo. May Powell, chair
man of the American Institute Forest Com
"Of a desolation recorded far back of even
the days ot Urecian glory : A man was
famous according as ho had lifted up axes
on thick trees.' In the days when Ameri
can forests were practically limitless, our
fathers were far too famous for lifting up
axes on the trees. Trusting to what seemed
employment, skilled laborera have made
their homes where the streams appeared
permanent. Then as the summers came and
went, the river grew more and more feeble
till the spindles were silent. Then the flood
turns that stream to a demon of destruction
The cause of all this was that the sources of
the river's life have been injured or destroy
ed by men who lifted up axes on the thick
trees far up the mountain where the mill
streams have their birth.
"Next to production in importance, is
the question of transportation as involved
n navigation. Less than a quarter of the
traction is needed to move it by rail.
'Many of the streams constituting Brit-
tain's inland navigation are so small as to
bo spoken of as 'brooks' in the Parliamen
tary acts giving rights to companies to uee
them. One of these combined canal and
river courses takes freight at the southwest
of England at the Severn j up historic lit
tle Avon ; across Wiltshire to the Thames
and down to London. AU this will be bo
improved on that in a few years the speed
between Bteam canal boats and that of th
average freight train will be materially re
duced. Britain's inland transport lines.
thus exceed the length of her rail lines,
"Agriculture does not need sacrifice of
trees.to save streams for navigation or manu
factures. The identical conditions of rain
or dew fall needed by either is needed for
all. Seasons seldom pass in which farmers
would not have from ono to-threo fourth:
added to their yield by a more equal distri
bution of the rainfall. High culture proves
au acre properly watered, may yield
much as seven or more treated in the usual
'Single trees have been burned inAmerica
in log heaps, which, cut iuto veneers would
sell for more net cash, than the whole farm
where it grew. When our forests are as well
treated as thoso of Europe few trees will be
cut except by advice of a forest engineer."
Wicked for I'lergyuien,
i neueve it to oe an wrong and even
wicked for clergymen or other public men
to bo led into giving testimonials to quack
doctors or vilo stufis called medicines, but
when a really meritorious article made of
valuable remedies known to all, that all
physicians use ami trust in daily, we should
freely commend it. I therefore cheerfully
and heartily commend Hop Bitters for the
good they havo done me and my friendi
firmly believing they have no equal for fam
ily use. I will not be without them,'
Rev. , Washington, D. 0.
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rpcrular adrertlsrments half rates.
(,'ards In tho "HuMness Directory" column, onei
dollar per year for each line,
"Grcatlv to his credit"-
A fat bank-
Pedestrian ism is now
called tho foot
If a streamlet Is a small stream, is Ham
let a small ham ?"
Thero are forty-four American firms
doing business in Japan.
A sweeping charge Street-cleaners'
Cupid's thalts at present seem to havo
some connection with a family carriage.
No malice can exist without a though t
so how can there be malace aforethought t
As vou erow old. vour hair becomes
quarrelsome, it is continually falling out.
We can beat England at anything but
base-ball. She doesn't know how to play
What the weather Bays to the linen col
lar is, "Wllt.thou," and it invariably wilts.
"Plain lobster,' is on the bills of fare now
but did any body ever see a really hand
Agricultural prospects In England are
not the most flattering, and in Scotland they
are described as most discouraging.
A coloredSunday school in Mississippi
has a double-guarded treasury. One man
keeps the key and the other holds the box.
It behooves women to have their nails
carefully dressed if they would wear lace
The funniest fool in a circus, says the
Mcriden Recorder, is the mule aud ho says
The dear creatures call them parasols
because they parry the rays of Sol.
Puck knows a man who asked his bank
er for Pinafore per cents.
There are now in Massachusetts prisons
nearly 4,100 prisoners. 307 of whom are at
the Sherborn, 2,000 in the county pris
ons. The Baltimore Gazelle compares some
bathers who recently emerged from the wa
ter at Cape Mny to slices of sky walking up
The Imports nt one point increased up
wards of thme millions the last year,as com
pared with the previous twelve months.
It iust tickles the fish to death to pop
his head out of the water aud see a crowd of
mortals mopping their unhappy brows on
The Detroit Free Press has a letter
cned "An Old Actor." We will bet It
never had one from an old actress. Man
and money ready.
Nothing perplexes a married man morn
than to find his wife using his bachelor cigar-case
to keep hair-pins in.
Chestnut Itrees are known lo have
lived 900 years. Lime trees hav attained
COO years in France , and birche are sup
posed to be equally durable.
The production of butter aud 'tehficse In
this country is said to be four times greater
in value than the total vield of our trold
and silver mines.
A ladv writes to a Western newsDarjer
that "the girl who keeps her sweet temper
and good looks up to twenty-five is apt to
retain tnem to oiu age.
A market renort Bavs "there's nothinc
doing in cheese." He should have qualifi
ed his remark by saying there was '"a little
"The army at the noils" began a poli
tical enthusiast to his neighbor farmer.
O. cut that." replied the other: "the beans
at the poles is the tonic which interests me
The man who coes fishinir and sits in a
cramp-inviting poslure on a narrow thwart
from early morn till dewy eve, and 'calls it
mn, is tne same cnap that never goes to
church because the pews aren't comfort
able. The paper duty In France amounts to
about forty per centum of the value of pa
per used as newspapers, and this is why
French newspapers as a rule, are printed on
A little cirl was. for the first time In
her life, to attend a funeral ; as she was be
ing dressed, she lifted from the drawer
dark brown sash, and asked, "Wouldn't this
be best to wear ? It is kind of coffin-colored."
Young lady'to recentlv-marrled friend :
'Is he all vou hoped for?" "Why, of
course." "Fine fellow, centeel:?" "More
than that; elegant, He talks like a book."
"Well, when vou come to volume second.
send him to me."
A writer on styles save : "It is the fash-
inn in France for ladies to take tea in
their bonnets and gloves." It may be, but
we prefer a teacup. Gloves make tea taste
bad, and bonnets drip so.
The peculiar characteristic of the Irish
flea is that you put your finger on him, and
he isn't there. The peculiar characteristic
of the Russian nihilist is that you put your
linger on mm, ana you aren t mere.
A litl le slx-vears Holvoke bov aston
ished his mother by exclaiming, "I wish I
was an angel 1" Wondering what holy
thoughts were filling his youthful mind, she
waited for the reason. "Then I could see
all the circtisses at once."
Dean Slanlev savs that the whole con.
tributions of the whole Roman church, at
this moment, to the missionary cause do not
amount to ene-third of what is contributed
by the Protestant communions of Great
An advertisincr aeenteoes his rnnnda In
Boston with a Bible under his arm. H
wan's to be prepared, no doubt, to make an
oath at a moment's notice that the circula
tion of his paper is well, say twice as large
as it really is.
Martin Van Buren. who was President
from 183S to 1S41, had four sons one was
John, a great lawyer: another was Sin th. a
literary gentleman ; a third, Martin, Jr.,
an.d a fourth, Abraham, 'who was a West
Pointer, and served on the staff of General
Three weeks ago a Worth dress could
bo detected at a dance bv the wldn sash
draped straight around the hips, and fasten-
on on one siue ny a large lancy buckle. Now
the sash is no longer a "trade mark" of the
great man milliner, but an "accessory" ad
opted by nearly every city dressmaker.
A new novel is called "A Lady's Four
Wishes," An old bachelor says he hasn't
read the book, but he knows what her four
wishes are: "First, a new bonnet , second a
new bonnet ; third, a new bonnet ; fourth a
new bonnet." From this, one might sup
pose that the old bachelor was a married
Tho Louisville Courier-Journal patrioti
cally warns the'people of the United States
that the royal family of Great Rritaln have
designs upon Niagara Falls. The other day
the Princess Louise, on first looking upon
the falls, threw her head back in ecstasy and
exclaimed, "Don'.t speak ; let me drink in
the whole scene I"
What more ecstatic state of enjoy
ment can be imagined than to swing in the
hammock on the cool veranda, and gazing
through the perfumed smoke of your cigar
ette, to drink in, as it were, the graceful
evolutions of your mother-in-law as she
pushes aud drags the lawn-mower over the
ground in a Bpiteful manner, "to shame the
head of the family into trimming up things
round the house, so's to look like folks."