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uinUltO. COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
Hi.ni i aim ror year, 60 co tila discount nllowcd
. ,,0 no '" Afiprliiooxnlralloniif u.
"?.?w will 6i charged, ToniibscrltK-rsom of tlie
rf"r.'i iXb terms ' J I' cnr.strlctly In advnncu.
.rillwoiillniH il, eicoplnt Iho option of the
!!?iCSi?ri1nlllall nirearnges nro paid, hut long
P"11.1 L, ed credits nficr Wo expiration of Iho lire!
fM rsscM out of the state or to distant pnM
- ,., mnt he P-1'd ior ln nuvnnce, unless n rcupou.
i ihM W-r wn In ('ommMa county assumes to pay thn
" iflntlOll 11110 Oil .irimmu.
''rosTAfiK la no longer exacted from subscribers In
n.lTn inMiirgticpirtmontof 1110 foi.osiAmiory
JinirtAnnSmir.! b rrlntlneMvlll compare fnvora-
kiV Willi i nit or mo niiitii inn. . i nurR uunenn
Snj'ncolly and at modcrato prices.
Columbia County Official Directory.
i.n.il.tent.ludire William EUvcll.
Vc ato .lodgcs-I. K Krtckbaum, K. L. Khutnan.
r ,Xrt stenographer H. N. Walker.
a iwtor tieoider-Vllllamson II. Jacoby.
flfni-nftvlllllicrl It. LlltlP.
sill ' :,-,.,",,
51" ;-..Mrn a. Hwennonbclser.
i . oiniloners Stephen l'ohe, Charles Illchart.
AiC' . nni-rs-clerk-J. II. Casey.
ii tors-S. II. suilth, W. Mannlnif, o. B.
'Va'rr'commlsstoiicrs-Ell ltobblns, Theodore W.
'fintr Supcrlntcndcnt-Willlam II. Hnvder.
tiioo.n roor IHslrict-Dlroctors-lt. . lint, Bcott,
vro. Kramer, uioomsburg and Thomas Itecco,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
president of Town Councll-I. S. KU1IN.
i-WK 1'awl K. Wirt,
t hief of i'oilco-I). Laycock.
l'nsldcnl of tlas) I'ompiny 8. Knorr.
secret ary-O. W. Miller.
luoi.nsoiirg lUWclng company .fohn A..KunMon,
President, II. II. orntz, Cashier, John Peacock, Tel.
,CKlr3' Na lonal Hank Charles It. Paxton.t'rcsldent
t p Tustln, cashier.
I'lilurabla County Mutual Savins Fund and Loan
A.wcta'lon-K. II. Utile, President, C. W. Miller,
u'mom'&urg llultdlng and Having Fund Association
Wm Peacock, President, . I. II. lloblson, Secretary,
ninomsburg Mutual saving Fund Association J.
j, ilrowcr. President, P. E. Wirt, secretary,
itor. J. r. Tusl ln, (supply.)
Sunday Services lujtf a. m. and 6)tf p. m,
Sunday school 0 a. m.
pr.iycr Mcetlntf-Kvcry Wednesday cvenlnu at ox
saau'free. Tho public nro Invited to attend.
ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN CIIl'RCH.
Mlnl?ter-ltov. o. 11. S. Marclay.
'(.uiiday Servlccs-iox a. m. and p. m.
Sunday school 9 n. m.
prai er Meot lng-Uvcry .Vcdnesday evening at 7f
tcatsfree. Nopews rented. All aro welcome.
Mlntster-llcv. Stuart Mitchell.
sundar Services 10 a. in. and tys p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
prayer Mectlng-Kvcry Wednesday evening at an
scats'freo. No pews rented. Strangers welcome.
METitonisT EriscorAi. cumcn.
Presiding Elder Kev. W. Evnns.
Minister liov. E. II. Yooum.
Sunday services ltf and m p. ra.
sutid.lv school '2 p. m. ...
lilbla Clasa-Cverv Monday evening at Ctf o'clock.
Voting Men's I'ravcr Meetlng-lSiery Tuesday
eventnir at ax o'clock,
ncneral Prayer Mcetlng-Every Thursday evening
Corner of Third and Iron streets,
pastor llov. W. E. Hrebs.
itesldcuco Corner 4th and Calharlno 8)rceta.
Sunday Services 10 a. m. and 7 p. m.
siintlav School 9 a. m.
rruier Meeting Saturday, 7 p. m.
All aro lni Ited Thcro Is always room.
Hector llcv U Zahncr.
Sunday Services 10K a. m., 7tf p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
First Sunday ln tho month, lloly Communion.
Sen lees preparatory to communion on Friday
evening before tho st Sunday ln each month.
Pews rented ; but everybody welcome.
Presiding Elder ltcv. A. L. Ilecser
Minister ltcv. (leorgo Hunter.
Sunday Sen Ico 2 p. in., In Iho Iron street Church.
Prai er Meeting mery sabbath at 2 p. m.
All aro Invited. All aro welcome.
the riicucu of eiintsT.
Meets In "tho little Prick church on the hill,"
known as tho Welsh Baptist Church-on Hoek street
"UgulaMneetlng for worship, every Lord's day at-
teats ireo iand tho public aro cordially lni Ited to
SCHOOL OlWEltS, blank, pist printed ami
neatly bound ln small books, on hand and
f r sale at tho Columbian OUlce.
LANK DEEDS, on Parchment and Linen
Paper, common and for Admtntsi raiors, Juecu-
tors and trustees, for sato cneapat luo ui.uuin
MAKUIAGE CERTIFICATES .put printed
andiorsalo at thoCOLVMBiAN omco. Mlnls
trn of the (iosrl nnd .lustlces should supply them
tcues with theso necessary articles.
1 liSTICES and Constables' Fee-Pills for sale
l at tho Colombian oruce. They contain the cor
rected fees as established by the last Act of tho Leg
situroupon tho subject. Every Justlco and con
table snraild have one.
TrENDUE NOTES just printed nnd for salo
cheap at tho Columbian onice,
0. I1AUKLEY, Attorney-at-l.aw. Office
In Brower's building, 2nd story, ltootns 4 i: 5
II. HOIilSON, Attorney-at-Law.
tn llartman's bulldlng.Malnstreet.
AMUEL KXOIIR. Attoriiey-al-Law,01hee
ln Ilarlman s Buuuing, iiam street.
Olt. WM. M. KEBEi:, Surgeon md Physi
cian. Office Market -.tieet. AbovaCth East
It. EVANS, M. I)., Surgeon and Physi
cian, (Oillco and ltebldencu on Third street,
1!. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and Phy
sician, north Bldo Main Btrect, below Market.
MMolIENHY, M. D , Surgeon nnd Pby-.sldan-
ortlca N. W. c. Market and Fifth St.
aes of tho ej o a specialty-. aug. 29, cm.
U. J. C. KUTTEB,
PHYSICIAN 4: SDItOEON,
onice, North Market street,
K. I. L. KAIlIi,
Mam btrect, opposite Episcopal Church,
iv Teeth extracted without pain,
aug 24, 'Jl-ly.
Q M. DHINKElt, OUNand LOCKSMITH,
sc'vlng Machines and Machinery of all kinds re.
dalred. OrsitA House Building, Bloomsburg, Pa.
AVID LOWENBEHO, Merchant Tailor
Main St., aboie Central Hotel.
S. KUHN, dealer in Meat, Tallow, etc.,
, centre street, oeiween econu uuu i mru.
. Clark Wolt's btore. Main street.
itb. 14, 79-tt
ITS FItEUND. Practical bomeo
llorao and cow Doctor, Bloomsburg, Pa.
"VVf Y. KESTEIt,
HoomNo. is, OriuA Uouse Builcino, Bloomsburg,
aiTISH AMERICA ASSURANCE CO
NATIONAL FIHE INfaUKANCE COMPANY,
The assets of these old comornttons are all ln
ytktedtn SOLID SECUKlTlts andaro liable to tho
Mzard of Fire only.
Modi rate lines on tbo best risks are alono accented,
Losses pitoMPTLY and hom-htly adjusted and paid
as soon uh di-terminf d by Christian F. Knait. spe
cial Agent and Adjuster, B'oomsburg, Penn'a.
'llieiittzensot Columbia county should patronize
the agency where losses, If any, aro adjusted and
iwu ny one o: tneir own citizens, nov.io, u-iy
17REAS BROWN'S INSURANCE A GEN,
CY, Exchange Hotel, Bloomsburg, Pa.
fitoa.lnsco., ofllaruord, Connecticut... o.tuo.ooe
Liverpool. London and (Hobo . 2U.otl0.000
Uojalof Liverpool 13 soo.uoo
ftrti Association, Philadelphia 8.100,000
firmers Mutual of Danville l.two.ooo
btavuio Mutual to.owi
Home, New York. 5,eoo,ooo
as mo agencies are direct, policies are written for
Uie Insured v Ithout any delay ln the OUlce at Blooms-
March Si,'77 y
KlrnKSINTS TDK I'OIXOWIXCI
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES!
Wccmingof Muncy Pennsylvania,
fwth American or I'Mladernhla, Pa
franklin, of "
farmers of York, Pa.
iV0.?"0' New York.
Manhattan ot "
Mm on Market 6treet No. , Bloomsburg, Fa,
oct. sa, Tl-ly,
PUBLIC SALE HAND BILLS
Printed at this Office
SHORTEST KOTIOE A I AT TUK
MOST REASONABLE TEBMB.
0. E. ELWELL, Elll" Proprieten.
15. WAUEK, --
Increase of Pcsslcss rttalcd, Csllestlens male.
onicc, Second door from 1st National Bank.
Jan. tl, i?79
Incrcnso of l'ctisinns Obtained, Collections
omco In Ent's licii.nisa.
KOCKWA Y & VAAVKLL,
A T TO n N E Y S-A T-I, A AV,
CotCMEiAV lluit.biK(i, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Members of tho United Slates tow Association.
Collections made In any patt of America or Europe
Q H A W. J. HUCKAIjEW,
omco on Jlnln street, first door below Courtllouso
JOHN J. CLAltK,
Ofllco over Schuyler's Ilardwaro store.
' ATTORNEY AT LAW.
oi ricK-In JIarman's Building, Main street,
H. L1TTI.X. ROBT. B. LIT
II. A K. IJ. LITTLE,
omco In Brower's building, second floor, room No.
! Bloomsburg, Pa.
onice ln Unanost's Bcildino, on Main street second
door nboio Centre,
(Ian be consulted iu German.
Jan. 10, 7o-tf
ty-y'M' L- EYEKLY,
ATI U UN ti -AT-LAW,
Collections nromntly made and remittal, omco
onpostie catawtssa Deposit Bank. Cm-33
Iff II. KUAWX,
A T T UBKB Y-A T-l, A W ,
onicc, corner of Third and Main streets.
GENERAL FOUNDHY I1USINKSS,
New work and reDatrs neatly, nnteklr unit rlmnntv
aug. 22, '19.
BLATOULEY'S PUMPS I
The Old Reliable
Bj For Wells lOjo 75 feet Deep
fi!f M Price List Jan. 1, 18
O. a, III.ATCULUY,
4 40 MAltKET ST.,PHIUD'A,
April II, lsta-cra
"THE GREAT SNGLlilIEMEDY I
GRAY'S SPECIFIC MEDICINE
fRADE Mark, Is especially rccom-TRADE MARIC.
menaea as an un
matorrbea, lin p o- faRt '
it: lie j, niui uii(iiv.'u-
ft'f(, .such as Loss of
Lassitude. I'ala ln.
Before Takingot f vision wemjj Takin&
many other Diseases that lead to In sanity, Consump
tion and a rrematuro t J rave, all or w lilch as a rule
aro tlrBt caused by ucuating rrorn uie tuin 01 naiuro
nnd nver lndiiltrence. 'Ihu SnecLdc SfedlClno Is tho
result of a life study and many jearsof experience
in treatlnff theeo special diseases.
Full particulate ln our pamphlet
to Rend free by mall to eery one.
our patnphlets,nhlch no desire
Thft snpeitte Atcdlelne is sold bvnll Drutrinstsat fl
per pack jge, or six packages for $5, or n 111 be sent
by mall on receipt of the money by addressing
THE OKAY MEDICINE CO.,
No. 10, Mechanic's Block, lietrolt, Mich.
hold in Bloomsburg bye. A. Klelm, and by all
Druggists every v, uere.
uarns .mugi 11 uuic&tuu auui, 1 iiiouuik.
sept. c. ts-lf
M. C. SLOAH & BRO.
Carriages, Bttggics, Phaetons, Sleighs,
PLATFOKM WAOONS, tC.
Flrst-claas workalwajs on;hand.
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Prices reduced to suit the times,
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Address Co-oibkiiivb Auskcv, Madison, Ind
June T, 1579-Jm
Tho following valuable property, the Estate of the
late John swlsher,deceased, 111 be offered at private
sale up to
SEPTEMBER 1st 1879.
The property Is situate In Iho village of Jersey
town, Columbia county Pa., and contains about
of excellent farming land upon which are T'WO
HOUSES, BARN, and other out
buildings, and Is one of tho finest localities In the
TWO GOOD ORCHARDS
on tho premises.
rFor Information concerning mo properu ui
ply to C. B. Brockway, Of Bioomsourg, or i.j.
Swisher, ot Jcrsej town.
You can get a Thorough Education with the
LEAST OUTLAY OF MONEY.
For Catalogue, address lhe;f rlnclpal,
KEV, 0 K. CANF1KLD.
AX OM) IIKN'S LAST "LAY."
Once a man of great Inicntlon
Mado a nest for hens to lay In,
With a mean deceitful bottom,
That tt ould slide and let tho egg out
Tailing through a small operturo
Then would slide nnd close tho holo up j
And ho told It to tho owner
Of a hen, tho boss producer
of most dellcato "hen fruitage."
Now the hen lias mighty gritty,
And sho spread herself to do it,
So siio laid an egg enormous j
Then aroHO In great elitlon,
Willi her feathers nil a-tlutler,
And her body all a-cackle,
And sho said, "as sure as shooting,
I havo laid an egg exceeding
My most sangnlno cacklcatlon'.
Where' that egg ? May stars and garters
In the name of all Eve's daughters
Can 1 not believe my senses t
surely I havo not gone crazy I
Well, it this don't beat tho dickon,
May I never hatch a chicken."
Long sho pondered o'er the matter,
O'er this strange hallucination,
O'er this most complete deception i
Then she squared down to business,
And sho laid another "ails,"
Though of course It was a-inlsslng,
Thoughsho scratched around the litter,
In her efforts to espy It.
But why mako the story longer ?
Thus In fatal repetition,
Of this eggy operation,
Pased tho day until the evening,
When the owner came to nnd her,
Found her naught except her wattles,
Half her bill and some pin feathers.
While within tho bo.x beneath them,
Whero that fooling slide had dropped them,
Found ho eggs a half-a-bushel.
none, heroic Henawatha I
Died sho In tho nest of duty,
Victim ot man's vile deception.
Surely sh3 must hnio Interment
With that nest as ber sepulchre,
For sho layed herself 11 Ithin It.
-Cincinnati Grange Jlullelin.
TUB IKISTLKIl'S STORY.
UY J. T. TllOWBMDOi:.
What amused us most at tlioLake house
last summer was the performnnce of n hear
in the hack yard.
lie was fastened to n nole hy n chain
which gave him n range of a dezen or fifteen
feet. It was not very safe for visitors to come
within that circle, unless they were prepar
ed for rough handling.
He had a way of suddenly catching you
to his bosom, and picking your pockets of
peanuts nud candy if you carried any about
you in a manner which took awav your
breath. He stood up no his hind legs in n
quito human lashion, and used paw and
tongue with amazing skilland vivacity. He
was friendly, and didn't mean any harm, but
he was n rude playfellow.
I shall never forget the ludicrous adven
ture of n dandified New Yorker who came
out in the yard to feed bruin on seed cakes,
and did not feed him fast enough.'
He had approached a trifle too near,whcn
all at once the bear whipped an arm about
him to his embrace, and 'went through' his
pockets in a hurry. The terrified face of the
struggling nnd screaming fop and the good-
natured, business-like expression of the
fumbling and munching beast offered the
funniest sort of contrast.
The one-eyed hostler, who was the bear's
especial guardian, lounged leisurely to the
'Keep still, and he won't hurt ye,' he said,
turning his quid. 'That's one of his tricks.
Throw out what ye've got and he'll leave
Tho dandy made haste to help bruin to
tho last of tho seed cakes, and escaped with
out injury, but iu a ridiculous plight his
hat smashed, his necktie and linen rumpled
and his watch dangling ; but his fright was
the most laughable part of all,
The one-eyed hotler made a motion to
tho beast, who immediately climbed a pole,
aud looked at us from the cross piece at the
A bear,' said tho one-eyed hostler, turn
ing his quid again, 'is the best-hearted,
knowiu est critter that goes on all fours. I m
speaking of our native black bear, you un
understand. The brown bear aint't so re
spectable, and the grizzly is one of the ugli
est brutes in creation. Come down here,
1'omp slipped down the polo and advanced
towards the one-eyed hostler,walkiug on his
hind legs and rattling his chaiu.
Tlayful as a kitten,' said the one-eyed
hostler, fondly j "1 11 show you.'
He took the wooden bar from a clothes
horso near by, and made a plunge witli it at
No pugilist or fenceing master could have
parried a blow more neatly. Then the one
eyed hostler began to thrust aud strike with
the bar as if in down right earnest.
Ulather savage play,' I remarked. And a
friend by my side, who never missed
chance to make a pun, added : 'Yes h de
cided act of bar-bearity.'
'Oh, he likes it 1' Baid the one-eyed host'
ler. 'You cau't hit him.'
And indeed it was so. No matter how or
where the blow was aimed, a movement of
Pomp's paw, quick as a flash of lightning,
knocked itaside, and he stood good-humor
edly waiting for more.
'Once in a while,' said the one-eyed host
ler, resting from the exercise and leaning un
the bar, while Pomp retired to his pole,
'there's a bear of this species that's vicious
and bloodthirsty. Generally you let them
alone. They won't run from you maybe.
but they wont go out of their way to pick a
quarrel, They don't swagger round with ft
chip on their shoulder looklu for some fool
to knock it oil.'
'Will they eat you, some one inquired; for
there was a ring of spectators around the
performers by this time.
As likely as not, if they are sharp set,and
you lay yourself out to be eateu; but it aln'i
their habit to go for human llesh. Roots,
nuts, berrles,bugs, and any small game they
can pick up. satisfies their humble appetites
as a general thing.
'Hut they're amazin' fond of honey, and
there's no end of btluglu' they won't stand
for the fun of robbln a bee-nest. They're
as omnivorous as a hog.'
'Do you mean to say a bear doesn't hlber
natef I asked.
'He hibernates yes, I believe thats what
they call It,' replied the one-eyed hoitler,
BLOOMSBUllG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5.
'He lies curled up kind o' torpid some
times In winter J but what ho really liven on
then Is fat.
'Fat ! luel so to speak. He lays It up In
tho fall, nnd burns it out in the winter. He
goes Into his cold-weather quarters plump,
and comes out lean ; but It's only In very
cold weather that he keeps so quiet. In open
winter he's out foragln' around and when
there comes a warm spell in tho toughest
winter, you may see him. Ho likes to walk
out and sea what's going on, anyhow.'
The one-eyed hostler leaned against the
pole, stroked Pomp'a fur affectionately, and
continued somewhat in this style :
'Bears arc particularly fond of fat juicy
pln, nnd once give 'em a taste of human
flesh why, I shouldn't want my children
to he playln' in the woods within n good
many miles of their den 1
'Which reminds me of Old Two Claws,
as they used to call him, a bear that plagued
the folks over in Rldgetown, whero I was
brought up wal, as much as forty years
'Ho got his name from the peculiar shape
of his foot, and he got that from trifling
with a gun trap. You know what that is
a loaded gun set in such a way that a bear
or any game that's curious about it, must
como up to It the way it p'inta ; n bait is
hung before the muzzle, and a string runs
from that to the trigger.
'He was a cunning tellow, and he put out
an invcstigatln' paw at the piece of pork
before tryin' his jaws on it ; so instead of
gluing' a bullet in the head, he merely had
n bit of his paw shot away. There was but
two claws left on that loot, as his bloody
'He got off j but this experience seemed to
havo soured his disposition. lie owed a
spite to the settlement.
'Ono night a great row was heard in my
uncle's pig pen. He and tho boys rushed
out with pitchforks, a gun and a lantern,
they knew what the trouble was, or soon
'A huge black hear had broken down the
side of the pen j he had seized a fat porker
and was actually lugging him offin his arms!
flie pig was kickin' and squealin' but the
bear had him fast. He did not seem at all
inclined to give up his prev. even when at
tacked, He looked sullen and ugly : huta
few jabs from a pitchfork nnd a shot in the
shoulder,convinced him that ho was making
'He dropped the pig and got away before
y uncle could load up for another shot.
he next morning they examined his tracks.
It was Old Two Claws.
,But what sp'ilt him from being a quiet
icighbor was something that happened
about a year niter that.
'There was ?. roving family of Indians en
camped near tho settlement, hunting, fish
ing, aud making moccasins and baskets,
liicli they traded with tho whites.
'Ouo afternoon the Red Sky of the Morn-
ug, wife of the Water Snake with the Long
Tail, came over to the settlement with some
of their truck for sale. She had a pappooe
on her back strapped on a board ; another
squaw traveling with her carrying an empty
'Almost within sight of Gorman's grocery
Red Sky took off her pappoose aud hung it
on a tree. The fellows around the store had
made fun of it when she was there once be
fore so she preferred to leave it in the woods
rather than expose it to the coarse jokes of
the boys. The little thing was used to such
treatment. Whether carried or hung up
pappoosey never cried.
'The squaws traded off their truck and
bought, with other luxuries of civilization, a
gallon of bad whisky. They drank out of
ejug, and then looked at more goods.
hen they drank again, and from being shy
aud silent, as at first, they giggled and chat-
led like a couple of silly white girls. They
ent a good deal more time and money at
Gorman's than they would if it hadn't been
for the whisky, but finally they started to go
back through the woods.
'They went chattering and giggling to tho
tree where the pappoose had be' n left. Then
suddenly their noise stopped. There was no
This sobered them. They thought at first
the fellows around the store had played them
trick by taking it away ; but by-and-by
the Red Sky of the Morning set up a
'She had found the board not far off, but
no pappoose Btrapped to it, only something
that told the story of what had happened.
'There were bear tracks around the spot.
One of the prints showed only two claws.
'The Red Sky of the Morning went back
to the camp with the news ; the other squaw
followed with the jug.
When the Water Snake-witli-the Long-
Tail heard that his pappoose had been eaten
by a bear, he felt, I suppose very much as
any other white father would havo felt un
der the circurastaucei. He vowed vengeance
gainst Old Two Claws, but consoled him
self with a drink of water before starting on
The braves with him followed his ex
ample It wasu't in Indian nature to start
uutit they had emptied the jug, so it hap
pened that Old Two Olaws got off again,
Tipsy braves can't follow a trail worth a
'Not very long after that a woman in a
neighboring settlement heard her children
scream one day in the woods near the house,
She rushed out, and saw a bear actually lug
ging off her youngest child.
'She was a sickly, feeblo sort of a woman
but such a sight was enough to give her tho
strength and courage of a man. She ran
and caught up an ax. Luckily she bad a
big dog. They two went at the bear.
'The old fellow had no notion of losing
his dinner just for a woman and a mongrel
cur. But she struck him a tremendous blow
on the back ; at the same time the pup got
him by the leg. He dropped the young one
to defend himself. She caught it up and
ran, leaving the two beasts to have it out
'The bear made short work of the cur, bu
instead of following the woman aud child
he skulked into the woods.
'The settlers got together for a grand
hunt j Old Two Claws for the tracks show
ed that he was the scoundrel escaped into
the mountains and lived to make more
trouble another day.
'The child f Oh, the child was scarcely
hurt I It had got squeezed and scratched
little In the final tussle ; that was all.
"As tojtlie bear he was next heard of I
Tho hostler hesitated, winked his ono eye
with an odd expression, pitta fresh quid In
to ills cheek, and finally resumed.
'A brother-in.law of my uncle a man of
the namo tif Rush, was one day chopping In
the woods about half n mile from his house,
when his wife went out to carry him his
'She left two children at home, a boy
about five years old, and n baby just big
enough to toddle around,
'The boy had often been told that if he
strayed Into tho woods with his brother n
bear might carry them off, and sho charged
him again that afternoon not to go away
from tho house ; but he was an enterprising
Utile fcllow,and when the sun shone so very
pleasant, and the woods looked so inviting,
he wasn't one to be afraid of bears.
'The woman stopped to see her husband
fall n big beech he was cutting, and then
went back to the house but just before she
got there she saw the oldest boy coming out
of the woods on the other side. He was
white as a sheet nnd so frightened at first
that he couldn't speak.
"Johnney,1 says she, catching hold of
him, 'what is the matter?'
"A bear,' he gasped out at last.
"Where is your little brother?' washer
"I don't know,' said he, too much fright
ened to know anything just at that time.
"Where did you leave him ?' says she.
'Then ho seemed to have gotten his wits
together a little. 'A bear took him I' said
'You can guess what sort of an agony the
mother was in.
'0 Johnney, tell me true I Think I
Where was it ?'
'In the woods,' he said. 'Bear come along
'Sho caught him up and hurried him in
to the woods. She begged him to show her
where he was with his little brother when
the bear came along. He pointed out two
or three places. In one of them the earth
was soft. There were fresh tracks crossing
it bear tracks. There was
no doubt of
'It was a terrible situation for a poor wo
man. Whether to follow the bear and try
to recover her child, or go at once for her
husband, or alarm the neighbors, what to do
with Johnney meanwhile all that would
have been hard enough for her to decide
even if she had her wits about her.
'She hardly knew what she did, but just
followed her instinct, and ran with Johnny
in her arms, or dragging him after her, to
where her husband was chopping.
'Well,' continued the one-eyed hostler, 'I
needn't try to describe what followed. They
went back to the house, and Rush took the
rifle aud started on the track of the bear,
vowing that he would not come back with
out either the child or the bear's head.
'The news went like wildfire through the
settlement. In an hour a half dozen men
with their dogs were on the track with Rush,
It was so little trouble for him to follow the
trail that they soon overtook him with the
help of the dogs. But in spite of them the
bear got into the mountains. Two of the
ogs came up with him, and once, the only
one that could follow a scent, had his back
broken by a stroke of his paw. After that
it was almost impossible to track him, nnd
ne after another the hunters gavti up and
'At last Rush was left alone ; but nothing
could iuduce him to turn back. Ho shot
some small game in the mountains, which
e cooked for his supper, slept on the ground
and started on the trail again in the morn
'Along in the forenoon be came in sight
of the bear as he was crossing a stream. He
had a good shot at him as he was climbing
the bank on the other side.
'The bear kept on, but it was easier track
ing him after that by his blood.
That evening a hunter, haggard, bis
clothes all in tatters, found his way to a
backwoodman's hut over in White's Valley.
It was Rush. He told his story in a few
ords as he rested on a stool. He had found
no traces of his child, but ho had killed the
bear. It was Old Two Claws. Ho had lett
him on the bills, and cam a to the settlement
1 he hunt nau taken him a round-about
course, and he was then not more than sev
en miles from home. The next day, gun in
hand, with the bear skin strapped to his back
the carcass had been given to his friend
the backwoodsman he started to return by
by easier way through the woods.
It was a sad revenge, ho had had, but
there was a grim sort of satisfaction in lugg
ing home the hide of the terrible Old Two
As he came in sight of his log-house, out
ran his wife to meet him, with what do you
suppose ? little Johnny dragging nt her
skirts, and the lost child in her arms.
Then, for the first time, the man dropped;
but he didn't get down any further than his
knees. He clung to his wife and baby, and
thanked God for the miracle.
But it wasn't much of a miracle, after
Little Johnny had been playing around
the door, and lost sight of the baby, and
may be forgot ail about him, when he stray
ed into the woods and saw the bear. Then
he remembered all that he had heard of the
danger of being carried off and eaten, and of
courss he had a terrible fright. When ask
ed about his little brother, he didn't know
anything about him, and I suppose he really
imagined that the bear got him.
'But the baby had crawled into a snug
place under the side of the raintrougb. and
there was fast asleep all the while. Then he
woke up, two or three hours after, and the
mother beard him cry ; her husband was far
away on the hunt.
'True ; this story I've told you V added
the one-eye hostler, as some one question
ed him. 'Every word is I'
But your name is Rush, isn't it V I said.
'The one-eyed twinkled humorously
'My name is Rush, My uucle'a brother-
in-law was my owu father.
auu, you exciaiincu a uystanuer, u,'
said tho ono-eyed hostler, 'am the very man
who warn't eateu by the bear when I was a
baby I' Youth's Co.npanion.
WANTED ALMS FOR HIS l)0(J.
A beggar is sitting at a certain corner with
a placard on his breast and a dog tied to a
Btriug, On the placard is written, 'Pity the
blind,' A stranger passes by and gives a
Spanish silver coin, whereupon the beggar
calls alter him, 'I say I this won't pass here.'
Astonishment of stranger : 'Why, you can
see, can you ?' 'See I of course lean.' 'Then
why are you begging ? Why tbli placard ?'
'For my dog he's the blind one.'
1)0)1 RSTIUATINfl THE llUrTALU.
Efforts are being made, along tho route of
the Kansas Pacific Railroad, to ''nmestleate
the bison or buffalo of the great plains. Tho
hide of tho animal is said to be superior in
value to that of the common domestic cattle
for manufacturing purposes, while tho meat
Is as good. The bison has also been crossed
with domtstic stock, and the new breed la
highly spoken or", though wo doubts Its su
periority for dairy purposes. A proposition
has been made to the National Government,
by tho Railway Company, to establish a
huge corral or enclusuro for the vast herds
of buffalo, and feed nnd domesticate them for
If this can be successfully dono it will add
enormously to our stock of available cattle,
as wild herds far exceed tho domestic cat
tlo of Texas In numbers. Our resources for
hides and meat would be increased at once
on a prodigious scale, and wo should no
longer depend upon the cattle of the Buenos
Ayres pampas for our hides, when we should
have such a resource as this to look to. We
trust that the efforts will be made under
some sure auspices, whether Congress shall
reject the offer or not. Unless something of
this kind be done, theso vast herds of buffa
loes will be wasted away by the Indians and
white hunters iu pursuit of their hides for
It should bo understood that it is a work
of time, labor, care and study to domesticate
any wild animal, more especially one like
this, accustomed to the most unrestrained
freedom, and always traversing plains to
gether in herds. That it can be dono we
do not doubt indeed it has been dune on a
small scale and if it were achieved it would
lay tho foundation of a great and permanent
trade, both for the railways and the dwellers
on the plains. That the common domestic
stock can also be impoyed by crossing with
the buffalo has been demonstrated by exper
ments made ln Kansas. Thus wo shall pro
duce an American stock of cattle differing
from any in Europe and perhaps better
certainly as good, in supplying food for
If the domestic stock were allowed to run
loose on the plains it would soon become as
wild as the bison. The domestic cat does,
and eo does the common goat when Bet free.
Hogs allowed to run loose in the forest to
feed on acorns become half wild. It is cleai
therefore, that the domestic animals were
originally as wild as the buffaloes, and have
been tamed. So we think the buffalo could
be if corraled and fed. The success of such
an enterprise would at once convert Kansas,
Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado into vast
cattle-raising regions, and give a prodigious
impulse to business, both for tho supply of
the meat-markets of the Union, and for tho
command of the trade in hides, and in such
materials as glue, whips, sandpaper, etc.,
made from the horns, hoofs, etc.
If we Buffer the herd of buffaloes to pass
out of existence without utilizing them in
this way a great loss will be inflicted on
many industrial interests, and we shall be
compelled to seek out other and more costly
methods of turning the great plains to some
practical account. This is tho shortest and
easiest one that has yet been offered, nnd as
It requires no large expenditure ofmoney.no
laborious planting of trees or building of
roads, wo think it ought at onco to be acted
upon, so that the plan could be put into
operation with tho opening of spring. Tho
markets of tho Atlantic States could then be
supplied with buflalo meat even more cheap
ly titan common beef, as we should have the
herds sent to market alive to be sold and
slaughtered here at our doors. If' we lose
such an opportunity as this, one that offers
so many advantages at so little expense, and
that would open tho way to a vast and per
manent interest on the great plains, we shall
deserve to be set down as extremely short
sighted. Germantown Telegraph,
Some curious marriage statistics havo
been compiled by a western writer, based
on 8,000 licenses issued by the Chicago
county court, for the year ending August 2d
last. From a study of these 8,000 marriages,
it appears that the years of greatest proba
bility with a woman are from 18 to 25, cul
minating at 22. At 20 and 21 the chances
aro even, being better at 19 and 22 than at
either of the intervening years. At 23 be
gins a steady decline, but.not until the ago
of 33 do the chances fall below one in one
hundred ; after that age they do, and in the
rest of her life her chances are but seventy-
six in a thousand.
At the age of 53 the vanishing point ap
pears in sight, no marriages occuring at that
age, and at the age of 54. At 55 and 50 oc
curs one marriage each, at 57 none, at 58
one, and after that a woman has literally
'not a chance in a thousand' of wedding.
Her best years are four in number, being
from 19 to 22 inclusive. With a man it is
different, His best years are ten in number,
from 21 to 30, inclusive. It is at the
age of 21 that he evidently turns his atten
tion wifewaid, and it may be that legisla
tors were entirely right in fixing that as a
year when be shall attain his majority. In
no year of his life are the chances one to
ten that he will marry. His very best years
are at 23 and 25, and then his chances slowly
decline, although they do not drop suddenly
until he is 30. The census of 1870 gives tho
total male population of the country at 17,
029,088, and the total female population of
the country at 17,5G0,289. From theso fig
ures is deduced the fact that a woman's
chances of marriage, wero there no disturb
ing causes, are, 1,029 to 1,000,
THE COliULKH'S PRIZE.
Somo years ago a cobbler from the Emer
ald Isle came to Boston and opened a shop
on Harrison Avenue, in an old bouse which
Btood over the water, being supported in the
rear by piles. Being diligent and frugal.be
soon saved a few hundred dollars, when one
day he was accosted by an agent of a well-
known lottery company, and was persuaded
to invest. In a few days he was notified
that be had won one hundred dollars, Up
on receiving bis money, he started out for a
little recreation, got gloriously tight, and
squandered not only his prize but nil his
beard-earned saving. He then returned to
his bench, full of repentance. After several
months of hard labor his pocket-book was
well filled, when the agent turned up once
more, and be was again induced to try his
luck. This time he won five hundred dol
lars. He immediately gathered up his 'kit'
consisting of bench, tools, &c, and threw
them out of the back window into the water,
saving, as he did fo, 'One hundred dollars
made me crazy, and five hundred will kill
THE COLUMBIAK, VOl,. XIII, NO.W
COLUMBIA UKMOCItAT, VOL. XLIV, NO.
Pillage Most Cease.
It has beon said that slnco the accession of
the Democratic party to power In both
Houses of Congress tho lobby hasdisappear
ed. This fact speaks louder than platforms
or speeches. The people know that it
means smaller appropriations and lighter
taxes. The ruthless application of the knife
to executive estimates, and the large reduct
ion of expenditures mado by the lower
House In the Forty-fourth Congress, had
much In do with the election of Tllden and
Hendricks in 1870. Thi, with the econo
mical administration of Gov. Tilden in New
York and his war upon the'rings, undoubt
edly produced the great majority against
Hayes and Wheeler which was given, and
was falsified in the interest of further cor
ruption and extravagance.
Mr. Blaine, Mr. Sherman, the third term
ers, and tho Fraudulent Administration may
make speeches, nnd moro speecues, and do
what they will to turn the public mind off
upon other questions, but the real issue is
this of honest aud economical government.
The people aro determined to stop the plun
dering and the squandering, to reduce their
taxes, and pay for nothing but the support
of their Governments. They know that ex
travagance is the parent of overy other evil,
and that a people who permit the earnings
of industry to be taken and enjoyed by their
rulers, either with or without the forms of
law, are mere slaves. The political history
of the last few years shows that this great
truth has leavened the whole public mind
Tho real strugglo now is for emancipation
from corrupt combinations, rings, and cor
porations, which in ways too numerous to
mention, prey upon the people and eat out
The campaign in Pennsylvania shows per
haps more clearly than any other the fact
that tho popular appieltenslon is fully alive
to theso issues. There reform seemed to bo
hopeless. In the State nnd in the chief
cities, rings of political criminals, growing
visibly rich from public plunder, controlled
everything, and their despotic rule was
scarcely questioned. The Treasury Ring
embezzled millions, with but a feeble popu
lar protest, which the leaders par
ties took care should find no effectual expres
sion. The Pennsylvania Railroad debauch
ed and used the Legislature, and in collusion
with the rings, owned and directed tbo State
But they overdid the business. The re
cent attempt to filch $4,000,000 from tho
Commonwealth by bribing the Legislature
to give it away was too startling. Men be
gan to figure up how much it was proposed
to steal from them individually, or from
their counties, by this single tremendous
grab. Had this operation been successful,
Lancaster county, for instance, would have
been required to pay up, as her share of the
Ring's booty, $121,000; York, $7(5,000 ;
Chester, $77,000 ; Franklin, $45,000 ; Berks,
$100,000, and so on through the list. Decent
house-holders over there have begun to ci
pher it is high time and while they are
about it they propose to find out to what ex
tent they are robbed by the unconstitution
al freight discrimination against them by
this same Pennsylvania Railroad, which
they created and endowed not to be their
master but their servant.
When they get this sum done, there will
be a revolution in tbo old Commonwealth,
and the Republican Ring, which openly sus
tains these iniquities, refuses to let its con
vention condemn the four million steal, and
forces it to declare against 'honest men in
office,' will be broken into fragments. The
people are evidently determined that pillage
must cease. Ar. Y. Sun.
The lights were out, the stscets were Bill!,
and all other presences wero silent in the
presence of the peaceful night. And at thi8
time the soft but slightly unsteady tread of
a man was heard approaching the station.
He took a chair near the door, dangled his
legs over tbo chair's arm, hung his peaked
hat over the toe of his boot, and in a low
voice addressed the officer : 'I was here a
year ago and listened to the song of your
cricket under the mat there, and I want to
hear it again. That cricket comes into my
life exactly. He sings, and all his green-
coated comrades sing of the dying summer,
There are a million of these little mourners
under the leaves to-night and they all have
one song of pensive Badness. There is a
cricket in my heart. 'Them used to be sum
mer there. I am a sort of an old cricket my
Belf. I crawl into the natural-formed grape
grottoes on the highway and Bing my own
sad song there. Speaking of cool wild
graperies reminds me that I am athirst.
Say, sergeant, can't you send a sleuth mes
senger to the Club of the Purple Cluster and
tell tho vinous triumvirate that are crown
ing their chaste and marvellous brows with
beautiful chaplets, to send me, not an old
Roman punch even, nor a Grecian amaran
tbe julep,but a tod, a mere modern tod. Tell
them I am always with thera,and I often com
mune when on my promiscuous pilgrimage
with their disembottled pardon me, I mean
disembodied spirits ; I see their faces rapt
and purpling with the blood of the broken
hearted grape of the Garter stream. But
Bay, sergeant, my blood is turning into
channels of melancholy. This must not be,
Here aro three coins. I put one into the
wine and the world flushes up for me ; a
becond coin, and I own that block there, I
am Mayor of Pan tucket, 'I walk on thrones;'
a third, and I hear rapturous music, I float
on fair rivers, my old coat becomes as the
garment of a great ruler ; I put my warm
heart against the cold marble of the world
aud I warm it with its generous glow. The
world is no longer a marble tomb to me. It
opens and enchanting forms come forth and
embrace me and bid me go on. The gates
of eternity open with a majestic welcome to
the man who defies fortune and dares to
grandly live it out.' 'But those are
coins,' said the officer, 'they are buttons."
'Well, buttons, bo then let them be ah I
that song again,tho song of the cricket, offi
cer, let me sleep hero under; the magnetism
of the mighty midnight heavens, and let
the lady cricket aerenado me.' JroviJetice
Journal, I'awltuciet Letter.
Ladies, you cannot make fair skin,
cheeks and sparkling eyes with all tho
metic of 1' ranee, or beautlfiers of the world,
while 10 poor health, and nothing will give
you such good health, strength, buoyant
pirits and beauty as Hop Bitters. A trial
li certain proof. Bee another column,
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Transient or Local notices, twenty cents aline
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dollar per ear tor eacn line.
Temperance Is advisable even in water
A man with a strong turn for music is
tho organ grinder.
Do good with what thou hast, or it
will do thee no good.
He sued her hand before marriage, and
her hand sewed him after.
Favorite engagement rings are of the
weird cat's eye stones,
Society belles have exact portrnlts of
their favorite dogs sketched and painted !.on
The girl with n gold necklace thinks a
low-necked dress just' too lovely for wiy
thing. Wo are offering a chromo now to tho
the woman who doesn't think her baby nicer
than any other woman's baby.
It was of a dear girl who doted on onion
salad that it was written, 'she carried her
ruling passion strong in breath.'
The buslnew of life is to go forward ;
he who sees evil in prospect meets it on the
way ; but ho who catches it by retrospection
turns back to find it.
A young woman has painted the pic
ture of a dog and tree so life-llko that a
person can't distinguish tho bark of the dog
from the bark of the tree.
A recent writer says : I do not bellevo
in "encouraging" young or weakly authors
by praising poor work of theirs. A good
snubbing is the best thnig that em bap
pen. Knowledge cannot be acqulied without
pain and application. It is troublesome,
ami like digging for pure water j but, when
you once come to the spring, it rises to meet
it 1 - ntlmul I anl.l a .h.anril
old financier, 'that one dollar in my own
pocket is always of more practical benefit to
me than five dollars in any other man's
1,'omember who you are talking to, sir.
said an indignant parent to a facetious boy ;
'I am your father.' 'Well, who's to blame
for that?' said the young i in pertinencetaint
A woman who can write a letter with
out two-third of her tongue protruding
through her mouth, is fitted for a better
sphere than this.
Mistress 'Bridget, didn't you hear me
call?' Bridget 'Yes mum ; but ye towld
me the other day niver to answer you back
and 1 didn't.'
A band of gypsies aro encamped
Milwaukee, and the rush ot ladies lo
their fortune told is so great that fifty
been seen in waiting at once.
Ten mills make one cent ; ten cents two
beers; two beers call for more ; more beer
makes two drunks; two drunks make a
row ; one row makes an arrest ; cno arrest is
five dollars and costs.
An editor has one advantage over a
king. When an editor goes out riding in
his open barouche drawn by four milk-wbito
steeds, be is never shot at by a Socialist.
You have probably remarked this your
self. In the middle of fly-time, when both
bauds wero engaged, we have sometimes
thought, as a persistent fly playfully fond
led our nose, that it was a great mistake
when our primeval ancestor discarded his
The other day, the professorof German
asked an unregenerate junior what the gen
der of a certain noun was. The junior
quickly replied :
'I think it is neuter air ; at any rate, it is
neu ter me.'
There is an innocent abroad in Toledo.
He asked a friend what was the best bait for
'Try angle worms,' said the friend ; and
may we be hornswogled if that man hasn't
had every boy in the city trying to find him
THE WOMEN OP TO-DAY.
American women eat more candy than all
other women in the world.
-Four sisters will begin a tramping excur
sion in the Adirondacks next month.
A lock of golden hair which once wav
ed on the head of William Penn'a wife
Is now in possession of a Maine lady.
Ladies are like watches pretty enough
to look at ; sweet face, and delicate hands
but difficult to 'regulate' after they iaro set
It is stated that the grave of Brigham
Young, who left eighteen widows, is utterly
A fortune teller, known as "Metta."
died recently in Vienna, leaving $40,000
and the business to her daughter.
Only three women in Snrinefield.Mass..
have indicated their desire to exercise their
right of suffrage in the choice of tho School
At St. Vincent's School on the Hudson,
which stands on the ground ence owned by
Edwin Forrest, 1,200 young ladies are edu
cated. The percentage of sickness and death
among the female medical students in St.
Petersburg is nearly five times as large as
that among ,the male students.
The Rev. Ada C. Bowles, of tne First
Universallst Church in San Francisco, mar
ried a pair the other dav, and was the first,
woman to do so on the Pacific coast.
In Easton Pa., a large number of public
school teachers receive only $27 per month,
while the janitors, whose dutylit is to attend
to fires, receives $45 per month.
One hundred and seventy eight women ,
mostly from South and East Boston, have
asked to be assessed for a poll tax in Boston
as a qualification for voting next Decem
ber. Mrs. Guinness recently gave a ball in
London at a cost of 4.000. Mantel nieces
of stephanotis, banks of gardenia, aud blocks
of ice into which flowers were frozen were
Two aged colored women fought iu the
Newport almshouse, and it transpired that
sixty years before they quarrelled about a
lover so bitterly that ou meeting their ani
mosity was as strong as ever.
Miss Edmonia Lewis, a colored lady
has placed on exhibition in Syracuse a sta
tue called "Tbo Bride of Spring." It is re
markable mainly for the excellence of its
posUg and the exquislteness with which it
W. E. Forster complains that the English
schools, especially fur eirls, are in a sad
condition, and adds that America has in
many respects an advantage over England
iu point of education, and particularly with
regard to girl's schools.
A French woman, who made a fortune
by keepluK a ebon under the einnlre. has
had her yacht and her cottage painted black,
has changed all her furniture for ebony, and
proposes lo mourn for the Prince Imperial
tho rest of her life.
The Girls' Friendly Societv. an Encllah
organization, is composed of servants aud
ladies, and publiahes a list of those associa
tes whom its me nibers can recommend as
servants. It provides a home for girls out
01 piace, ami n a j a lending library.
Women members of tho church of Scot
laud have equal voting power with the wen.
Thev have a majority over men in th or
ganization 01 nearly 79,00, so that the man
agement 01 the uuu ten. of Scotland is, as far
at suffrage goes, in the bands of women.