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Awiutc Judgcs-1. K Krlckbaum, P. I,. Shuman.
rWonutnrv" M.-W llllam Krlckbaum.
i-nart Stenographor-H. N. Walker.
Sjister.C Ueeordcr Williamson II, Jacoby.
his tr ct Attomcy-llobert it. Little.
si crlir-Jolm w. Ilonman.
sir", o'-t un-iol Neylurd.
rr ash rcr II A. iwpppenhclser.
ommlssloners-stcphcn Pohc, Charles lllchart.
Vi'n" Manors' clcrk-J. 11. Casey.
A.i'lltors-s. II. smith, W. Manning, o. D. Bee-
8 j'J'rv'cominlsslonors-KIl Ilobblns, Theodore Y.
eJvmnt superintendent-William II. Snyder.
iiioomPoor Dlstrict-llroctors-lt. . Ent, Scolt,
Win. Kramer, llloomsbtirg and Thomas Hecce,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
president of Town Council 1, 8. KUIIN.
t'lerk-Paul K. Wirt.
Chief ol 1'ollco-1). Laycock.
President of Has Company S. It nor r.
Secretary C. W. Aliller.
lil,w,nsoiirg Hanking Company John A. Funslon,
president, II. II. (Jrniz, cashier, John Peacock, Tel
ler. fir' National Hank Charles It. raxton, President
J. p. Tusttn, cashier.
Volumbla County Mutual Saving Fund and Loan
Aswlitton-E. 11. Little, President, C. W. Miller,
" HMomsbiirg Building and Saving Fund Association
-u'm. Peacock, President, J, II, Hoblson, Secretary,
Bloomsburg Mutual Saving Fund Association J,
I urowcr, president, P. K. Wirt, secretary.
. Tuslln. ISunnlv.l
-U'M a. in ana ok p. m.
MiniLw school 9 a. m.
rrnvcr Meeting Every Wednesday evening at tx
boais'frec, Tho public aro Invllcd to attend.
ST. UATTnSW'8 LUTUEIUN CHCKCH.
Mlnlsler-llev.O. n. S. Mnrclay.
Sunday Scrvlcc9 lo a. in. and 1i p. rn.
Sunday school 9 a, m.
praverMeellng Kvcry vVedncsday evening at la
Seal's tree, Nopows rented. All aro welcome
PKKSBTTEKt AN CHL'ltCII.
Mlnlsier-ltcv. stuan Mitchell.
Sunday Services lojtf a. in. and X p. m,
Muiday School 9 a. m.
prayer Mcoilng Ki cry Wednesday evening at 6tf
Mats'frei). No pews rented, strangers welcome.
Presiding Illdcr ltev. W. Krans.
Minister Iter. K. II. Yocum.
siinday Sericcs-10j and CX p. m.
suudav School i p. m.
Iilblo ciass-Kvcrv Monday evening at da o'clock.
Vuiing Men's Prayer Mcoltng-Kvcry Tuesday
t7L'nlng at o'clock,
(lencral Prayer Mcctlng-Every Thursday evening
comer of Third and Iron streets.
Pastor licv. W. K. Krebs.
ile.sldcnce Corner 4th and Cntharlno sirccts.
Sunday services oyj a. m. and 1 p. m.
sundav school 9 a. m.
I'rajcr Meeting Saturday, 7 p. in.
All aro Invited There Is always room.
Hector Pev I Xahner.
Sunday Services 10s a. m., p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
first Sunday In tho month, Holy Communion.
Services preparatory to communion on Friday
evening before the st Sunday in each month,
pews rented ; but everybody welcome
Presiding Elder Hev. A. L. Ucescr
Minister Kov. (leorgo Hunter.
Sunday Service 2 p. m., In tho Iron street church.
Prav er Meeting Kicry Sabbath at 1 p. m.
All aro Invited. All are welcome.
TIIK CHURCH Of CHRIST.
Meets In "tho llttlo llrlck Church on tho hill,"
known as tho Welsh Ilaptlst Church-on ltock street
C pegular'mectlng for worship, every Lord's day at-
teeam?So7a0nd1tl1e public are cordially Invited to
DCIIOOL ORDERS, blank, just printed and
neatly bound In small books, on hand and
f jr sale at tho Colombian omco.
BLANK DEEDS, on I'arcbiujnt and Linen
Paper, common and for Administrators, F.xecu.
turs an J trustees, for sale cheap at tho Columbian
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES ,iut printed
and tor sale at tho Columbian omco. Minis
..... .1,7. u,..r,,.i nnii.iusiiepiisiinuld suDDly them-
I ' felies with these necessary articles.
JUSTICES and Constables' Fee-Rills for sale
attho Columbian onice. They contain tho cor
rected tees as established by the lost Act ot tho Log
s'lturoupon the subject. Every Justice and con
table should hnvo one,.
VENDUE NOTES just printed and for sale
cheap at the Columbian office.
fl 0. HARK LEY, Altorney-at-Lnw. Office
j. In Hrower's building, 2nd story, ltooms lit
Ii. ROHISON, Attorney-al-Law. OUite
In Hart man 'h building, Vain street.
SAMUEL KNORIi. Altorueyat-Law,Office
In Ilnrt man s liulldlng, Main street.
t. W.M. M. REIiER, Surgeon and Physi
I ; clan. Olllce Market .tieet. Abovo6th East
R. EVANS, M. D., Surjredh and Physi
cian, (onice and llebldence on Third street,
IS. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and Phy
sician, north side Main street, below Market,
MMcIIENRY, M.I),, Surgeon and Phy-.slclau-
OHlco N. W. c. Market and Fifth St,
sea ot tho ej e a specialty. aug. 29, cm.
J. 0. It UTTER,
omce, North Market street,
OCt, 1, 19.
It. I. L. HAULS,
Main Street, opposlto Episcopal Church,
t"" Teeth extracted without pain,
cct. 1 16TJ
M. DRINKER, GUN and LOCKSMITH,
sewing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re-
dalred. oriKA Housa Building, Bloomsburg, Pa.
AVID LOWENBERG, Merchant Tailor
Main St., aDOf e central noiei.
3. KUIIN, dealer ii, Meat, Tallow, etc.,
Centre street, between secona ana -i mra.
, Clark Wolfs store, Main street.
1 ilflTTSTIJS FUEUND. Prnclical homeo.
i nathlo llorso and cow Doctor, Bloomsburg, Pa.
tee. 14, 19-tr
"y Y. K ESTER,
MEUUll AiYi TAllvVJAt,
RoomNo. 15, OriRAlIccss Bclldino, Bloomsburg,
TiRITISH AMERICA ASSURANCE CO
The asutR of fnpfcA old comoratlons are all In'
'Ktedln SOLID SECUWTILS audarellablo totho
mara o: nre only.
IchhfH l'HnupTi.Y mid tinhTLY adiusted and bald
u sm n as determined by christian F. Knait, tpe-
uw fluent anu AQju&ier, it oombuurif, ,-euu .
ILpfltlTptiiinf mlimititn rnuntv Miould Ddtronlze
tteugency where losses, If any, aro adjusted and
yam one oi ineir own cuizeus, uuv.io, ti-i;
TJItEAS BROWN'S INSURANCE AGEN
X CY, Exchange Hotel, Bloomsburg, 1'a.
flna.lnsco., of Hartford, Connecticut... 6,600,ooo
Uwrpool. London and Olobo aymo.ooo
ko) ai ot Liverpool is,60O,oou
l 'it Association, Philadelphia b.iim.wio
I Jumers Mutual of DanvUle l.uoo.ooo
1"vme Mutual ,,, , o.uuu
tae, New York. 5,6O0,iio
A I the agencies are direct, policies are w rltten for
ueltisnru.l uith,,un,,Hni.uin,l,p nfrtf a ntltlnnmi!.
rtn 2,TI j
AMl'TMfAXT twoiui , v-,,.. mill A VI CQ
!. x rtA1 iiioujVAiwr, v-jui j , .j
Ijjjmmgor Muncy Pennsylvania.
B7er,t,r York, Pa.
I fuoverof New Vnrt-.
" Market Street No. , Bloomsburg, Pa,
PUBLIC SALE HAND BILLS
rnnted at this Office
I ftVT .
v SHORTEST NOTICE A 0 AT THE
MOST REASONABLE TERMS.
n n. imooKWAY,
A T T 0 II N E Y" A T-I, A V,
Coi.iMsiAN llriLMxo, Illoomsbuw. Pa.
Membrr of tho United stntn. t i
( II "coutlill lull
c" U iffAo? ,n tIiy rart of 'nrlca or Europe:
Increase of Tensiens eltained, Collcetlcas made.
viuw, wconaaoorrrom 1st National Bank,
Jan. II, 1579
J" U. KUNk,
Attoi nnvn.M mir
Incrcaso of rcnuons Obtained, Collections
oraco In Ent's Uiu.Diiia.
H A W.J.BUCKALEW,
Offlcoon Malnstreet, first door below courtllouso I
OHN M. CLARK,
omco over Schuyler's Hardwaro Store.
ATTOKNKY AT LAW.
OrncE-In Harmon's Building, Main street.
H. L1TTLB. 0I
'I. R. LITTLI.
II. h R. . LITTLE.
p W. MILLER,
omcoln Urowcr'sbulldlng.second floor.room No. I
Omcoln Unasost's Uiilpino, on Main Btreet Becond
tioor auovo centre.
l!au bo consulted in German.
Jan. io, la-tt
i rco. k. kiavki.i..
ATTOKNE Y-A T-L A W,
Columbian IluiLbiNa, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Member of tho United states Law Association.
Collections made In any part of America or Europe
oct. 1, 1979.
M. L. EYERLY,
Al-l UH K -AT-LA W,
Collections nromotlv made and remitted. Offico
y II. RHAWX,
A T T U 11 JN li Y-A T-L A W ,
omco, corner of Third and Main Streets.
July 11, TO-tt
upi.NjiitALi uuismiY uusijnp;ss,
done Plows, Waler-Whecls, sc., manufactured or
aug, 22, ,9.
BLATOHLEY'S PUMPS !
Tho Old Eeliable
lU For Wells 10 to 75 feet Deep
3 5fi3 XTnm Dninn T in! Ton 1 10'
nr.w i i n.n i , i .1.111 i in
l' .LIU II J J-flUl VUU, j J.M
April 11, 1979-Cm
iVERY DIRECTOR. TEACHER AND
Should subscribe for
A Live Educational Monthly, published at
ORANG EVILLE, PA.,
torso cents per year. Send six cents for specimen
C. K. CANFIELD,
April is, 1879-tf
,000 A YEAH tor honest, Intelligent business
men or agents. New business; light work.
Aaurcss uo-ui'bkativb aui-m;,, .HUUiauil, Ju
June 27, isi9-4m
Rowell & Oo's. Advc'fl.
uo wri:i nv hTi:.3f.
BOSTON BEEF PACKING CO.
1H7 CniitfrcMK street, llo.luii, .Vlnis.
SOME rilINd NEW, Excellent, Economical rood
for Families. 1'1'IIE. WIIOLIOME Jli;AT. savn
KueL suio Bother. Convenient and Of liclous Cold,
while so many, nice dbhes may bo intuto from It.
AMrvnurdrccerforlt. Ask our Butcher for It.
Filly per cent, more nutriment In a given (lunnttty I
ot this 1'resh Beef than In any oilier canned Push
Soui iy ui'ocoi'M uciicraiiy.
bept. 19, 4w. r
V. n.,.. n l,n lM (liormiulitv rruilliir In tVte bOWdS
Is luliljs liable to diseases as he that Is Irregular.
He may bo allacked by contagious diseases, and so
may the Irregular.but ho Is nut nearly as s ubject to
ouisiao innuitnces. i no u&e ui
secures regularity, and consequent Immunity from
SOLD HY ALL DRUtlOIST'S.
r sept, 19, 4W,
Newspaper Advertising Bureau, 10 Spruce St., New
York, can learn the exact cost of any proposed Hue
of AUVKit i iM.Mi in American isewM'tipe-s.
sept. 19, 4W,
T nnn profits on 80 days Investment of 01 Art
OJ.aJJl. limclal llenorts. free ?J-JJ
Pronorllonal returns eiery week on stork options
ofl.'o, . t:a, - luo, . .'no. Ad
dress!'. Tonsil Wiout & Co., Bankers, 36 W all st.,
n, v r seji. ii, ii-wi
Tr-. i, w ivi'thv kf-m v a i,v. Tim llamon. l.
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cel lnhcalthfuluess,conenlence, disci phne.thoroujh
teaming, noine couiionsnn'i nioueru-ictuois0-
sept, i, 4w, r
.(ii:T WANTPli for Smith's man lueunnarv
and iiiii,3AN'.. PTnTnnrAI. H K ,HS
Prices reduced, circulars free. A. J. 110LMAN &
sept, 19, 4w,
Invests! In Wall St.. Stocks makes
fortunes every month. Book sent
rr., nxnlnlnlnir evervthlng Ad
dress BAXTEH H CO., Bankers, I srpt 1 V, 19-1 w,
ww a Month and expenses tnsrantced toAgentii
v i uutnt iree.
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M nnnl YEAIt aro expenses acenU. Outflt
JP Free. Address p, O. VXCKKKY, Augusu,
-.T JL VJCLlUcU.
BY OI.ITKE WENPRLL U0I.MK8.
Oh l she was a mahl of laughing eye,
una sue uvea in a garret cold and high,
And ho was threadbare, whiskered beau,
And ho lived In a cellar damp and low,
But the rosy boy of tho cherub wing
HaUi many n shaft In his slender string,
Ana mo youtu below and tho maid abovo
Wcro touched with the naming dartaof love ;
And she would wako from her troubled sleep,
O'er his tender billet-doux to weoo;
or stand like a statuo cold and fair.
.na gaio on a lock of bis bright red hair.
And ho who was lato so tall and nroud.
With his stop so firm and bis laugh so loud,
Ills beard grew long and his face grew thin,
-na no pined in solltudo oi cr his gin.
Butono soft night In the month of June.
As sho lay in Iho light of a cloudless moon,
a voice came noaiing sott and clear,
To tho startled maiden's listening ear.
oh, then from her creaking couch sho sprung.
Ana mo langlea tresses back sho flung,
she looked rrom her window far below,
And ho stood beneath, her wlskcred beau I
Sho did not start, with a foolish frown,
But sho packed her trunk and hurried down,
And there was her lover tall and true.
In his threadbare coat of brightened blue.
Tho star that rose in tho evening shade,
LooKcn soniy aown on tho weeping maid j
1 ho sun that camo In his morning pride.
Shed golden light o'er a laughing bride.
AN "Al'RII, FIIDI," STOltY.
BY MRS. S. VAN BENSCHOTEN.
From Chicago Inter Ocean.
Eva Phillips sat in her fatlier'a library,
with her dainty feet encased in the tiniest
slippers, and covered with bows and buckle9
perched on the fender, while she gazed with
a far-away look into the fire. Her eyes Wcro
red and her face pave ono the impression
that she had jut buried Iter last relative, or
had quarreled with her latest lover.
The little hands were clasped tightly to
gether, and one could see by the very cloe'
neas of their grip that she had made up her
mind to do something desperate,
'I II not care a straw nny moro 1 I've
made up uiy mind he is not worth crying
about. So, there's an end of it. He shall
not have the satisfaction of knowing I ever
cared about it. I wouldn't care much if it
wasn't for May and the other girls. They'll
laugh at me, for I always have bragged so
about Harry s devotion.'
A door was softly opened, nnd her father
stood looking at her for eomo time, with a
sad, sober look.
At last he spoke her name gently, and
Eva turned and rushed to his arms, say
'Why, papa, I didn't know you had come
home. How tired you look. Mother and I
have been so worried about you.'
'Poor little puss,' said Mr. rhilhps, 'you
will have more to hear than I shall. To
think of that scamp, Harry Miller, desert
ing you under such circumstances! I neter
would have believed him capable of such
And Mr. Phillips sat down, and taking
Eva on his knee,caressingly stroked her hair
and sighed wearily.
Never mind about me, papa ; I shall get
over his desertion shortly. I don't believe
I rare as much about him as I do about what
Coinin May will say. Sho alwayo liked
1Iarry,Jyoii know.nnd has often told mo 'she
could get him away from me if I wasn't a
greater heires than he.' I wish I had let
er have him a long tlmo ago, and had fill
leu in love with George Starr instead of such
a treacherous fellow as Harry is. I blieve
I should if May hadn't called him 'prosy
and stiff,' and raved so about Harry.
serves me right, for being so proud ol liar
ry's preference for me, in the face of May'
beauty and expected weallh. Hut I've made
up my mind not to care, and am glad we
released him from the engagement.'
Mr. rhilllp-ground his teeth with rage at
Harry Miller's perfidy, and felt like rush
ing out and scalping the young vagabond.
He thought Eva's tears fell on account of
her disappointment and unrequited love.
He didn't understand woman's nature
enough to see how her pride could be the
cause of her grief, and that after she had
crushed that, no love would be !t upon
young Miller. I!ut ho sent the note, at
Eva's request, giving Harry his freedom,
longing to say what he thought of the
"young scamp, and wishing him all the
Mr. Phillips had been a wealthy business
man all his life,his business interests having
been handed down irom two or three gen
At his father's death
Eva had received a
largo proportiou of
But Mr. Phillips had erred in judgment
when he sold off the greatest part of her es
tate and invested it in mining and other
great paying bonds.
As the times grew harder and harder, he
had drawn more and more upon Eva's re
sources, hoping eventually to recover him
self and reimburse Eva two-fold.
But the mines failed to return an eighth
of what had been promised, Tho railroad
stocks went down so far that instead of de
daring a large dividend, as they hail done
when Mr. Phillips first invested, they were
a drug on tho market,
Now nothing was left but their homo nnd
a small country house a little distance up
the Hudson river, and to which Mr. Phillips
had determined to go as soon as their home
in New York was rented.
This turn in her alfalrs did not effect Eva
as much as it did her father, Sho was al
ways hopeful, with very little false pride
Beside, she was a littlv romantic, and
when her father gently broke the news to
her of their losses, she received it with s
much ease, and built so many castles about
their happy little country home that Mr,
Phillips felt himself growing more hopeful
than he had been for years,
Eva sat down and wrote a little note to
Harry, telling him to come immediately to
see her, as something of importance had
happened that might cause him to wish the
But down in her heart she trusted him,
with a trust that knows nu shaking
Sitting in the twilight, wailing for him to
answer her summons, ehe'bullt many a castle
in the air, and laid many a plan for the fu
ture, when she aud Harry had nettled in
their sweet little cottage.
. - .
When sho thought of her offer to releaso
Harry from their engagement, she would
blush to think with what pride sho would
point to this devotion when Cousin May
should come to consolo with her about her
As tho twilight shadows' crept slowly
along, nnd the gaslights outside began to
glare and throw out a dazzling brightness,
a lonely feeling began to take possession of
her, and over her stol'o a sickening fear ot
desolation and a dread of coming evil.
Perhaps Harry had not received her note!
Perhaps he was out of town 1 He might
have been waylaid, and even now was lying
r.car her, bleeding and dying I
Just as she was getting nervous nnd ex
cited over his non-appearance, she was
startled by a ring at the door. But it was
only a note for her father, and so she sank
down again on tho sofa, with her fears in
creasing, until she received a summons to
"como to the library.'
Mr. Phillips held before him an open let
ter, and as he saw the startled look on Eva's
face, felt almost afraid to let her see the con
But she had recognized tho writing, and
seeing his pained look, said :
'Let mo read it, papa,fot I must know the
Mr. Phlllids watched anxiously the varied
expressions passing over her face, and felt
that scorn was the most prominent of
Still he feared for tho future, and won'
dered greatly at her calmness.
The note was only a cool, matter-of-fact
business note.asking 'a release from the en
gagement,' 'stating that he. had learned of
their losses, and knowing that it would be
years before he could support Eva properly,
thought it best to free her.' Said he.
'thought it best not to answer Eva's note in
person' as 'it might cause a scene,' which he
always avoided, when possible, and request
ed Mr. Phillips to forward a formal re
lease. But Eva passed that night in tears and
sorrow, She began to realize her disap
pointment in Harry's steadfastness, and felt
at times, as if no one in the world could be
When the morning dawned she felt weary
and nervous, but had analyzed her feelings,
and found herself able nnd willing to give
him up as far as hpr love went, but cou'd
not bring her mind to face the sarcasm and
derision of her young friends, and especially
Harry Miller heard with dismay of the
disasters attending Mr. Phillips. He rushed
wildly around, inquiring of this friend and
that, until he found one that could state
positively how matters stood. Finding that
Mr. Phillips had lost Eva's fortune, as well
is his own, and that nothing remained but
the home they occupied and their country
house, and that the city home must be rent
ed, to support them in their country home,
he satdown to plan some way to rescuehim
self from this dilemma, as be considered
Eva was the girl of his choice, and, as he
admitted to himself, the one he would mar
ry ifhe was rich enough, 'even if she hadn't
a cent.' But as he had nothing but his pn
fession, he must look for some one that
would bring money to him, even if he had
no love for her.
He could never wait, for years, toilingand
delving, to make a forlune for himself, and
to pledge himself to make a fortune for
both wss too much.
So he looked at it in a business way,aud at
last sat down in a business manner to write
the note, which miiiht, perhaps, break the
heart of Eva Phillips.
'She had always seemed to be a very sen
siblo girl, so when she knew how ho was
situated, she would not blame him. lit
hoped she wouldn't make a fool of herself,
and with a slight tinge of regret, but a great
deal of philosophy, a.s ho termed it, he sent
the note, to Mr. Phillips, requesting a re
lease. Lighting a cigar, lie seated himself to
await the answer, and think over the many
chances and few heiresses awaiting him
when his freedom should be proclaimed.
After enumerating half a dozen, or more,
he suddenly paused at the name of May
Barrows, Eva's cousin. 'Sho doted' on him
he knew, and, beside wasn't she the heir to
ler grandmother's large estate? Hadn't
Eva told him so, beside stating, 'May would
be worth one hundred thousand in her own
right V Suppose it wasn't half what he ex
pected Eva to have, wasn't It a pretty snug
fortune for these times ?
The old lady was over SO years of age,
and was now very ill, with no hopes of re
covery. Tho family was eminently respecta
ble, being descendants from the first settlers.
Wasn't that something to bo looked at? Be
sides, she was Eva's cousin. Of courso that
was better than being no relation whatever
Haifa loaf was better than none, as far as
the relation was concerned, aud the fortune
So Harry Miller, after receiving an ac
ceptance of his request, felt free to seek the
beautiful May Bowers, the belle of the sea
son : and before the season was over Eva
received a letter from her cousin, detailing
at great length her future prospects and the
numerous wedding parties her friends in
tended to give her, with a description of her
trousseau, which grandmother's money was
going to furnish,
Grandma Kirtley had always entertained
greater affection for May than lor her other
grandchildren j for May's mother had died
when she was only a few months old, anil
the care of her for some years had devolved
upon the old lady.
To Eva she had always been very kind
and when she heard of her engagement-to
tho rising young lawyer, Harry Miller, was
proud and happy over It, seuding her word
to that effect.
Allcr Mr. Phillips had lost everything,
learning of Eva's kindness toward her par
ents, and the hope which she infused into
their hearts, she sent letters of encourage'
meut and substantial mementoes of her love
But when she heard of Harry's desertion her
anger knew no bounds. At oue time she
was going to sue him for 'breach of promise,1
at another she threatened to write bim 'a
horrible letter'as soon as she was able, and
so on, until Eva was forced to go to her and
assure hor that she 'was very happy, and
even glad, that Harry had left her, for she
had now fouud him out,
Tho old lady learned also that Geo. Starr,
a sou of an old friend of hers, and at one
time a lover of Eva's, had called In frequen
,ly of late, and had been warmly received by
Eva And her parents. Still the old lady was
not entirely satisfied nt Eva's looks. It
seemed to her that all the old brightness had
gone from her eyes. Perhaps It was 'only
care,' as Eva said ; but the old lady was so
suspicious that she mado up her mind 'that
Harry Miller was the one to blame for her
granddaughter's sadness,' and hated him ac
cordingly. And so the time wore on, May wrote to
grandma Kirtley, telling her of her engage
ment to a fast-rising young mau ; that dear
papa was very much pleased, and had given
her lots of money to buy wedding clothes j
that she was going to bring him to see her in
a week or two. On the receipt of this letter
the old iady Kirtley sent a check for $1000,
and begged her'to bring her future husband
as soon ns possible to see her, as she was
very anxious to know what and who he was
before she died.'
Tlio first letter from Eva, on her return
home, to her grandma, gave particulars of
May's weddtng, and also stated 'that Eva's
old love, Harry Miller, was May's promised
This was too much for Grandma Kirtley.
She sent for her lawyer, and, before another
day had passed, added a codicil to her 'last
will and testament.' ISut no one knew of
the change but old Lawyer Black and her
self. And so the days flew on, and on a bright
nnd beautiful spring day May nnd her 'future
lord' stood side by side beneath tho marriage
bell and wcro made one.
Beautiful beyond any comparison, she
looked every inch a Queen, as she swept
along in her wedding robes. But btr cold,
haughty beauty filled every oue with awe,
and while many looked on her with envious
eyes, they were glad to rest and refresh them
selves by gazing on tho vision ot loveliness
that floated by in the person of Eva Phil
lips. Her face was one that no one could
pass without feeling drawn toward her by
Her dark eyes were filled with a sympa
thetia look which pleased the sight, but did
And, as sho leaned on George Starr's arm,
with such assurance and composure, mort
than one pronounced them as 'fiuo a couple
as the beautiful, haughty bride and elegant
A few weeks more, and Grandma Kirtley
passed beyond the pleasant earth.
Sensible to the last, 'but strangely queer,'
as May afterward asserted, she left word for
her will to be read 'immediately after tho
The friends and relations assembled, not
expecting anything themselves, but to see
the new bride aud heiress aud congratulate
the husband on his wife's good fortune.
Grandma Kirtley had left a letter, to be
read to her friends and relatives before tho
reading of the 'last will aud testament,' but
May had not come in yet, as she thought
the letter was of no consequence to her ; but
Harry Miller was waiting at the door for
His hat was banded with deen crape, and
his elegant suit of black set off his figure to
Suddenly tho lawyer's voice arrested
his attention. Fixing his eyes on Mr,
Black with a look the old lawyer never for
got, as he finished his remarks about the
'codicil,' he listened to the reading of the
"Di:ap. Fkienps : You will find, by my
latest will, that I have left everything to my
granddaughter, Eva Phillips.
'As many may wonder why, I will only
say, as Eva has lost both lover and fjrlune
and May has won a lover and husband, and
bus never had any fortune to lose, I feel
thankful to be able to place at Eva's com
niand enough of the world's goods to partly
counterbalance both losses, hoping thatsh
will sometimp, in the near future, find a lov
er who will be true to her, and help Ler
bear the loss of this fortune, if ever mis-
fortuue should overtake her again.
Harry exclaimed : 'It is only an April
fool,' But ho was soon assured that it was
n 'April tool' only so far as he was concern
ed, and rushing frantically up stairs, startled
his wife by shouting:
"You've fooled mc. 1 11 not stand such
He soon found that his bride was not to
be dealt with In such a manner, and, after
bringing her out of half a dozen 'hysterical
fits,' rushed wildly off to their hotel, leaving
the doctor to escort his wife.
George Starr was pleased at Eva's good
fortune, but felt as if he had been 'fooled,'
He had planned and studied how be could
make the most of the little he had, set his
mind on working hard to support his little
wife, that was to be, and now it seemed as if
he could do nothing to show bis great love
Old Mr. Phillips declares 'it was the best
April fool' he ever heard of,' and declares
that 'Grandma Kirtley knew sho would be
buriedon 'All Fools' Day,' when she ordered
Lawyer Black to read the letter and will im
mediately after the funeral."
The Cabul outbreak, though it was the
result of reckless firing begun by the British
troops themselves, against Afghan soldiers
who had been wronged by the withholding
of their pay, provokes a howl for vengance
In the enlightened city of London. One
leading newspaper says that "the very least
that cau be done is to level the walls and
citadel of Cabul, and to leave it an open
city to clear away a large portion of the
inhabitants of tho cut throat inhabitants, as
we cleared away a portion of Delhi,' This
authority further holds it to be "an act of
undeserved mercy that we do not wipe the
city fro'm tho face of the earth. Consider
ing that the English Embassy had forced
itself upon Cabul, and tho exasperated sol
dlers probably looked upon it as the money
power behind the Ameer, while their earn
ed wages were refused, and finally, that the
troops of the Embassy were tho first to open
fire, killing a large number of the people
before they themselvts perished, it would
bo rather a singular act to take revenge by
wiping Cabul from the face of the earth,
,V. 1'. A'un.
When P. T, Ilurnum, a young man, poor
and in debt, said to Judge Whittlesey ;
will pay that bill when I get rich,' the Judge
drewtlov. ii his judicial features and disdain'
fully replied ; 'ihatwill be when n sisvo
holds water,' In a few years tho vlaiouary
young man was In a condition to pen the
following brief letter to the Judge i 'I
fixed that sieve.'
AN AMIIUIiAUK toll ACCIDKNTS.
Suddenly a loud. toned bell, Atldlblo
throughout the building, strikes four, and
the gates are open for a white ambulance,
which a moment later is pulled up before
the main entrance, 'Surgical,' a voice mut-
trs half unconsciously behind u., and look
ing round we see a patient, 'Four strjkes
for surgical, threo for medical,' he explains ;
nnd it is by the bell that the ward attend
ants aro forewarned of the nature of ambu
The ambulance is used in nearly nil cases
of street accident', somo cases of disease
and mauy casess of violent Inebriety. It
can be summoned by telegraph from any
police station, or from nny alarm box of the
fire department, by tapping the Moisa key
twenty times and sounding the box number.
It is'familiar in all localities and at all
hours a covered wagon with a neatly uni.
formed surgeon sitting behind. Over six
teen hundred cases are attended by the am
bulances of Uellevue In a yoar, and two sur
geons are constantly employed in the ser
vice, responding to calls day and night.
The alarm is received in the telegraph offi
ce on the first floor of the hospital, and
thence transmitted simultaneously to the
stables and the room of the surgeons, where
it is annunciated by nine resonant strokes
on a small gong. No matter how active
the dtctor is, the vehicle is usually at tho
door before bo is at the bottom of the stairs,
and he has to spring for his seat behind as
it rolls out of the hospital yard, It is con
structed on a plan to minimize pain in car
rying a sufferer to tho hospital for perman
ent treatment, and the surgeon has with
him instruments and appliances for giving
temporary alleviation, such as splinting and
binding a fracturo, or sewing up a wound.
When we reach the yard a spring mat
tress moving on castor wheels has been with
drawn from tho bottom of the ambulance,
and planed in a slanting position between
the tall -board and the ground. Under tho
patient, who is covered with blankets, and
over the mattress, is a canvas stretcher with
tubes along the sides, into which the attend
ants insert long poles, and 'the case' is thus
carried to a cot or into the surgery without
any Ufcessnry exertion or moving on his
patt. The ambulance surgeon is a brisk,
business-like ycung man, and having trans
ferred the case to the house surgeon who is
now responsible for it, and given a few par
ticulars to the clerk, lie bounds up stairs to
waitfo another call. Good Company,Kum
PADDLING IX PRISONS.
The man who yields the paddle at Clin
ton prison, New York, is Hugh Fitzpater
ick. He is about thirty-five years of age,
and of immense size and strength. He looks
like a prize ox, and certainly he seems to
enjoy tho work. In the summer of 1877
some of the men, having been given bad
meat for dinner, carried parts of it out in
their hands, to throw it away. As they
were going along the gallery one of them
threw a peice down into the hall, and John
Clabby, a boy, who was walking behind
him, followed his example, and flung down
the peice he was carrying. At that mo
ment the kitchen keeper stepped out of his
room, and the piece of meat struck him.
He saw Clabby throw it, and at once report
ed him. I think Clabby was the youngest
and smallest boy who was ever sent to a
State prison. He was only fifteen years of
age, and his waight was about 110 pounds,
but lie was dragged into the guard room,
lashed like a full-grown man over the block,
nnd that giant, Fitzpaterick, paddled the
little fellow nearly to death. I don't know
how many blows he got, but ho was laid up
for sever.il days aller the flogging. When
ft was able to como out cf his cell I asked
him about the paddling, and ho told me
that when he felt the first blow ho thought
it was not the paddle. It was so heavy,and
gave him such a shock, that he thought
was a rafter that had tumbled down on
him from the ceiling, He was greatly
frightened, and cried that the building was
falling j but Fitzpaterick only laughed,and
glied his paddle more vigorously than be
fore. 'The warden ot Clinton Paion had
one theory, and that was that a convict was
only good or to be flogged or knocked down.
Under his managemeut the punishment ot
paddling became shamefully common.
Sometimes it was administered to a prisoner
because he was caught talking in work hours
but uuusually the first ouenso of this kind
was punished by putting the man's head
mo an iron cage, whicti we was compelled
to wear at all times even in bed. You
may suppose that it is not possible to obtain
much sleep with the head confined in such
an apparatus, and I have often seen men
wearing them whose faces plainly showed
that they were utterly exhausted for want of
rest. If this treatment was fouud not to
ave the desired effect, and the men were
again caught talking, the paudle was
rought into play, and the punishment,
need hardly say, was generally successful.
I remember that in tho winter of 1870 two
men working in tho mines were caught talk
ing. Ibeir heads were put into tho iron
cages, and they wore them for a short time,
but one of them in some way obtained a key
which opened both cages, and they took
them off. They were wild, harum-scarum
fellows, and they thought it a good joke to
put the two cages on tho bead of Deacy, the
keeper of tho mine, aud make him walk
across the yard in view of the prisoners'
They waited until he came near them j they
rushed at him aud endeavored to force the
two cages on his head, but he struggled vlg'
orouslyand shouted for assistance. Anoth
er keeper went to the rescue with a drawn
revolver, and the two convicts released Dea'
cy, wnose head was slightly cut in .thejscu'
tie. The two men were taken Into th
guard room at once, lashed to the block, and
given fifiy blows each with tho paddle
They were then taken to their cells, au
chained by the feet to the floor. Tho nex
day thoy were again taken into the guard room
and given f'irty strokes each. After that they
were again chained to the floors of thel
cells and were absolutely kept in that po
sition for several months, having uothln
to lie on except straw mattresses.
A little girl in the infant class of a Sun
day-school thoroughly appreciated the di
fereuce between good from choice and from
necessity. At Urn close ot tho school one
day the teacher remarked, 'Beckie, dear,
you hnvo been a very good little girl to-day,
'i ea rn, I couldn t help being good, I got
'tiff neck, the youthful Beckie replied with
FItlKNIIStlll' IN TUB KAMIliY,
It is undoubtedly trim that, although
many things that render life precious to ui
ate f Hind in the family, friendship, as wo
commonly understand it, Is not often among
them, They aro strong tics of mutual Inter
est nnd aflVctlon, based partly upon natural
and instlnctivo feelings, partly on the habit
of close and coustnnt Intercourse, and partly
on tho duties, responsibilities and dependen
cies which theso relations, involve. But
when e look for friendship, either In Its
pot try and romance, Its thrilling intercourse,
or Its sympathy of purpose and endeavor, it
is usually outside not within the circle of
Many reasons may be alleged for this, the
most cogent of which is probably tho blunt
ing Influence of continual familiarity. Liv
ing always together, tho members of one
family are kept to become monotonous and
uninteresting to one another. Having had
such abundant opportunity, they fancy they
baro entirely fathomed each other and that
there is nothing more to find out. There is
no longer the attraction of curiosity or the
stimulus of variety. They aro not vividly
impressed nor do they feel ablo to impress
in their turn. Bo there comes to be a lame
ness and insipidity about home life which is
supposed to bo Inherent in it. The feeting
of the uselessnejs of effort deadens cfibrt,aud
a lukewarm spirit of calm good-will is all
that is even aimed at. That this is the case
in numerous families may be proved by the
change which they experience On the arri
val ol' any valued guest. New life and en
ergy seem to enter with him. pervade tho
hitherto listless household ; each one feels
a new pleasure and an unwonted desire to
please, which are equally exhilarating ; but
after his departure, they gradually sink back
into the old apathetic routine. Of course
the eager heart of youth especially cannot
be satisfied with this : it must put out its
tendrils nnd cling to something; it craves
auimated intercourse, warm sympathy, earn
est purposes, strong emotions and finds them
in oiilmle friendships.
Now, while such attachments are not to
be indiscriminately discouraged, bringing
own special advantages and pleasures, it is
to be sincerely deplored that friendship in
sult the home are so exceedingly rare, aud
that the young are so generally growing up
in the idea that they aro impossible. There
are, of course, many honorable exceptions
to this, where not only husband and wife
have been life-long and devoted friends, but
also parents and children, brothers and sis
ters. Yet the careful preservation of these
instances, and tho extreme respect accotded
to them, ptnves their comparative rarity
Probably each of us can recall a few such
cases, which stand out in bold relief against
the multitudes of households who consider
themselves highly bhssed if they only suc
ceed in avoiding contention and preserving
a tolerable civility among one another.
et it would Bccm as if nearly all tho ma
terials for earnest and steadfast friendship
might be found within a circle already join
ed by bonds of instinctive affection and mu
tual interest. There is sufficient similarity
of taste, purpose and position, to win sym
pathy ; and there is sufficient variety of age,
sex aud circumstances, to prevent monotony.
There is every opportunity for elevating a
natural fondness into loftier affection, for
developing the germs of respect and love in
to tho rich and full growth of noblo friend
ship. All the more delicate relations of
sex are fulfilled in their utmost purity by
tho friendship of mother and son, father and
daughter, brother und Bister, Why then
should years spent under the same roof bo
often sepura'c and scatter the nllVctious of
childhood, instead of cementing and
HtrpnjthenluK them into the rich and stead
fast friendships of mattirer life ?
Probably the chief cause of this is that
people rely on tho inatiucliveuess of natural
aflection as being all-sufficient, without ef
fort. They imagiuo that family love is
troug enough to take care of itself, so they
take but little palus to preserve it from the
shocks and jars of daily life. And they al-
supposo that they are so well known to
each other that it is not worth while to pre
sent their fairer side. In all this they are
mistaken. Natural affection offers a fire
foundation on which to erect the edifice of a
firm and enduring friendship, but it will not
rise up of itself. We must build it.stone by
stone, if we would possess it. If we have a
valued and respected friend, what pains we
take to cherish his friendship ; how careful
ly we endeavor to pruno away from ourselves
that which would displease bim and culti
vate those qualities which he admires ; how
e strive to gratify him by pleasaut surpri
ses and to avoid all that could wound or
trouble him I Yet, let tho familiar house
ioor Bhut us in, and how many of us take
the same palus ? Here we throw off restraint,
we air our worse side, that has been sedu
lously hidden, and allow our better qualities,
that have been in full exercise, to fall asleep,
How many of us anxiously make the most
and best of ourselves to our own families?
How many of us regard the homo as tip
arena lor giving, not getting pleasure, for
preadiug, not absorbing comfort? It is tho.
imple working of a natural and inevitable
law ; that which we sow we shall surely
reap, If we cultivate home friendships with
the same assiduity that we give to those out
side, they will yield us even richer aud fair
er returns. There is no friendship so pure
aud beautiful in its nature, so rich and full
in its power of blessing, or so singularly
rare lu its occurrence, as that between par
ents and their grown up sons and daughters.
wuere me pareniai anu nual instincts are
supplemented by that higher and more spir
itual affection that binds together minds in
intellectual communion, and souls in heart
felt sympathy, few deeper or more delight
ful friendships cn be imagined. The guar
dianjnnd dependent gradually lose them
selves in the dear companion and true friend
of later lite; and youth becomes wiser and
ago brighter, and both nobler aud happier,
in thi loving and abiding union. If, how
over, we would enjoy any of the precious
friendships of home, we must preserve the
delicacy and freshness of each family rela
tion ; we must cultivate ilinse qualities
which endear us to one another ; we must
have faith in the power of love, and regard
its obligations as our highest privileges,
The foreign Imports at Philadelphia dur
lug August amounted to 52,135,370, an
. . '
crease of $122,1-12 over the corresponding
month last year. Of these Imports $2G1,0C0
were free goods and the remainder paid du
ties. About one-helf of the total importa
tions came in American vessels,
No roan is hurt but himself.
A man must become wUe at his ( wrl
As If you could kill time without In
juring eternity. '
It is our bare we are to cast upon God,
not our work,
A great deal of mischief Is easier done
than little good.
We can do more good by being good
than In any other way.
Many whom we cannot convlnco by ar
gument may be won by love.
The essence of knowledge is having it to
apply it, not having it to confess it.
Gratitude is the music of the heart
when its chords are swept by kindness,
Mind not difficulties, but overcome
them, and go forward in the right as fast
The superiority of some men Is mere
ly local. They are great because their as
sociations are little
He who walks uprightly before God will
walk honorably before men ; and is cafe in
every place and condition.
-There is no wise or good man that would.
change persons or conditions entirely with
any man in tho world.
The shell may be coarso that encloses
the peatl. An Iron safe may hold treasures
of gold. Poor men may be rich Christ
We should givo as wo receive, cheer
fully, quickly and without hesitation ; for
there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to
No man can tell if he is rich by turn
ing to his ledger. It is the heart that mak
es rich, lie is rich or poor according to
what he is.notwbat hehas.
If a man waits too long for something
to turn up, it will be his toes.
A certain railroad in Peru cost$32,000
000, but only one train a week is run upon It,
and that frequently has but one passen
ger. David Swing says that in Cincinnati
thirty years sgo Ihcie was a lawyer who
would not tell a lie.
Never be angry with a man who threat
ens to blow your brains out. He Hatters
A cook who could not make pancakes
informed her mistress that she objected, on
principle to fritter away her time.
The oldest vsrse in existence Tho uni
verse. For 'successfully making its mark in
the world, kays the Graphic, small-pox
can pit itself against any known disease.
About one a day is the average of kero
No country or nation ever became great
and prosperous that permantly paid a largo
rate of interest on its debt, and Secretary
Sherman is acting ou this truism.
Louisianians claim that no State in
the Union has a greater variety of wood
than theirs, and yet all the furniture and
other inanufatcures ol wood used there nre
obtained foom other States.
A shirt-front is a thing to be studded.
Clething can be made of paper, so that
a man, like a book, may be-bound in cloth
o: paper to suit the taste.
Dr. G. Frost gives iu Nature this striking
proof of mind in animals: His cat used to
wait in ambush to catch the birds that were
fed by him with crumbs from the breakfast
table. When he broke off the practice, the
cat imitated her master by spreading over
the grass the bait lor tier own victims.
They were strolling along in the moon
light. Something put it into his head that
she wouldn't be very angry If be snatched a
kiss ; he resolved to do it, but in the ecsta
cy of tho moment he forgot that he had a
lighted cigar in his mouth, and they don't
ktroll in the moonlight any more.
An old buchelor says it takes a smart
woman to make n first-class fool. Probably
some ordinary woman has mado a
s-cond class fool of him,
A Mystic,Conu clergyman received on
Iy four dollars and n half salary last year.
It is thought he worked overtime for tho
An unsuccessful effort wasmadein the
British House ol Lords to repeal an old law
making marriage with a deceased wife's sis
A London chemest has named his five
daughters respectfully : Glycerine, Ethyl,
Methyl, l'epsinc, and Morphia. He calls
their mother Dynamite.
Green turtles Those that allow themsel
ves to be caught.
A pleasant smile is the sicu of friend
ship but trying to borrow five dollars is the
Instead of calling your silver-haired
friend an old dog, why don't you hail him as
The rage for art embroideries is at a
fever heat. In a year embroidery will re
nte into the background along with the
china craze, aud people will wonder how
tuey ever could nave wasted so much time.
"Iowa has two hundred and twenty-four
brass bands." Now we understand the drift
of a long editoraal entitled "The Gloomy
Outlook," which recently appeared in an
The young lady who gave the mitten to
the young man who wouldn't go in the
house where it was comfortable, but persist
ed in keeping her out at the front gate, now
refers to him as one of her cast-off gaters,
All of Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartorls'
bridesmaids except two Miss Banes, and
Miss Flth- are now married. Miss llesaie
Conkling was the sixth of those eight
In a list of "Maxiums for Youne men."
a cotemporary includes, "Make few promis
es.' But, in that case, how is a fellow to be
a promising young mau?
The youth who sets ud Sun-
- '.Iay n'Sm? la .8erv'"P .'J16 .l,.ubli.0
uvmi mi.-, nc Ai.u.in, ,, urn iuc I'UUilu B
arleep. and the watchman drowsv. he is the
chap who discovers incendiary fire.
The London fun has noticed that '.it is
easier for most people to "marry aud settle"
than to "bettle . aud marry. The hrst may
be done by a proper tie, but the other can-
. i. .. . f.i .
nut ue euecieu wuuuur property.
"A green monkey and a red monkev
have been added to Iho collection in the
Philadelphia Zoo." A "green" monkey is
ono that tightly grasps a red-hot penny
thrown from a second-story window, instead
of approaching the coin gingerly and cau
-There are no accidents so unfortunate
from which skilful men will not draw some
advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men
will nut turn them to llielr hurt.
What can be more foolish than to think
that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth
.should come by chance when all the skill
of art is uot ablo to make an oyster.
We cannot live on probabilities. Tim
- 1 faith on which we can live bravelv and die
in - i ixace must be tettaiuly.so far as it pro-
I f.io- j 9 . I -l fa till at nil si I a n.iil. t
fes'C to be faith at all or it is nothing.
He that speaks ill of another, commonlv
before ho is aware, makes himself such a one
as he speaks against; for if he had civility
or breeding, be would forbear such kind of