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tind weekly, ovory Friday mornlntr. at
BLOOUSHUItn, COLUMDIA COUNTY, l'A,
iounty'thc terms nro fi par yo.u.Mrlclly in advance,
so nipi'f discontinued, except fit the option or the
tniilnll nri-pnrntrn ipn nni.i t . -
Vnilnuil Tliw after the expiration of tho nisi
"'aii pipits sent out of, Hie stale ortortlstnntnott
I B? iiiut lio liulfl for In advance, tiniest a respon-1
ithto person in uuiuuiuui wjuiiLj- ikvuiuics 10 pay the
ilunrlplloiHliio on demand,
I I'OSTAiiK Is no longer exacted from siibscrlbersin
J job oainsrxiisro.
I TiieJoonicR department of tliecoi.rMnuMltvcryi
f -ornpieie, ul1 "'" " " "ii"h "n Lunipuro invorn
Ibir wltn tnstof tho large cities. All workdonoon
I jcmand.neatly and at moderate prices.
Columbia County Official Directory.
President. Tuduo William lilwcll.
Atgociato Judgcs-I. K, Krlckbaum, V. L. Hhuman,
Prolhonotary, sc. William Krlckbaum,
Court Mennirraphcr fl. N. Walker.
BeirHter Iteeorder Williamson II, Jacoby,
liistilct Attorney lloberm. Utile.
Sheriff, lolin W, 1 lomnnn.
surv or -vimitol Noyli ird.
Tr .uurer II A. sweppcnbelser.
(.-j.nnilstloncrs Stephen I'oho, Charles ltlclmrt.
A. 11. Herring.
Co nuiustonors' Clerk J, 11, Casey,
Mnlltors S. It, Hinlth, W, Manning, C, 1). Sfc-
''n'rv Commissioners-KU ltobblns, Theodore W.
j'nitv Superintendent William It. Snyder,
lil.ioin Poor l)lstrlct-l1rcctors-Ii. s. Knt, Scott,
Win. Kramer, liloomsburg and Thomas lteece,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
president of Town Councll-I s. KUIIX.
t'leik-l'nul K. Wirt.
Chief of Pollen it. La) cork.
President of Has Company s. Knorr,
Secntary-C. W. Miller.
iluiomsnurir Hanking Company .tohn K, Pttnston,
President. II, II. (Irniz, Cashier, John l'eacock, Tel.
Firs' Na lonal Hank-Charles II. Paxlon, President
J, p. Tustln, Cashier.
Columbia County Mutual Saving fund and ton
Astoria' lon-IL II. Utile, President, C. W. Miller,
lllnomsbtirjr ltulldlnyandSavlni? Fund Association
Win. Peacock. President,.!. 1). Kulilson, secretary,
llloomsburit .Mutual savlnir Fund Assoclailon J.
I iiroiver, President, P. K. Wirt, secretary.
Her. J. P. Tustln, (Supply.)
Sunday Services vim a. in. and ex p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
prayer Meetlnz Every Wednesday evening at tys
Soaisfrco. The public arolnvlicd to attend.
ST. MATTHBW'rt t.UTIIRnAN CHURCH,
Minister IMv. o, I). S. Murclay.
Sunday Services lOtf a. m. aud IXP. m.
Sunday school 9 a.m.
Pravtr Meollnjf Kvcry A'edncsday evening al 7tf
Seatsfreo. Nopcwsrentod. All aro welcome
.MIntstcr-ltev. Mtuurt Mlichell.
Sunday Services lOJtf n. 111. and OX p. m.
Sunday school U a. 111.
Prayer Meeting Every Wednesday evening at OX
He.11 fl free. No pows rented. SI rangers welcome.
M RTHOP11T KIMCOVA I. CHURCH.
Presiding Cider ltcv. W. Kvans.
Minister ltev. E. II. Yocutn,
Sunday Services lnjtf aud r.,V p. m.
Sunday School 2 p. m.
lilblo Class Everv Mond.ty evening at 0,v o'clock.
Young .Men'H Praver Meoilng-Every Tuesday
CTfiilng at OK o'clock,
(loneral rraycr .Mectlng-Every Thursday evening
Corner of Third and Iron streets.
Pastor ltev. W. K. Krebs.
Kesldciice Corner 4th and Calharlne sjreets.
Sunday Services low a. in. and 7 p. m.
Sundav school') a. in.
Prayer icctliig Saturday, 7 p. m.
All aru invited There Is always room.
ST. I'AUI.'S CHURCn.
Hector llev I,. Zjliner.
Sundav services WJ4 a. tn., IX P. m.
Sunday school 9 a. in.
First Sunday In the month, Holy Communion.
Services preparatory to Communion on today
evening before tho st Sunday In each month.
Pews tented 1 but everybody welcome.
presiding Klder ltev. A. I.. Ileescr
Mlnl'icr ltev. fieorgo Hunter.
Sunday Service 2 p. m., In the Iron street Church,
Prav or Meeting livery sabbath at 8 p. m.
All nro Invited. All arc welcome.
TUK CHURCH OF CHRIST.
MeetR In "tho Utile lirlck Church on the hill,"
known as tho Welsh llaptlsl Church-on Hock street
01lleKUlar0mectlng for worship, every Lord's day af-
freehand tho' public aro cordially Invited to
OCIIOOI, OKDKHS, lilank, just printed anil
7 neatly bound In small books, on hand and
f r s.H at tho colcmiuan Offlcc.
11IK DISHDS, on l'arclimitit and Linen
I Paper, coinmou and tor Admlnlsi raloi s, Execu
toMuii.rtrustccs, tor sale cheap at the Columbian
JUSTICES anil Contaliles' Fee-Bills for nale
nttheCot.UMBiAK onice. They contain the cor
reci ed roes us established by t ho last Act of tho leg
s ituroupon tho subject. Every Justice and Con
tablo should havo ono.
MNDUK NOTKS .jiit printed and fur Rale
cheap at the cot.ua sun omce,
i (1. BAHKI.Ki', Altoriiey-at-I.aw. Office
I , In lirower'a building, Slid story, Itooma 4 .t 5
1 II. KOUIHUX, Attorney-at-Law. Office
1) . In Harlinan'sbulUllng.Malnstiect.
SA.MUKL KNOKK. Altorney at-Law.OHUe
In llartman s lliilldlng, Jlaln street.
1 K. WAl. M. ItEIIUH, Surgeon and 1'liysi
I clan, onico Market ilieet. Above 5th Cast
1!. KVANS, II. I)., Surgeon and 1'liysi
. elan, (Ofllvu and Kesldenco on Third stieet,
11. McKKLVY, M. D., Surgeon and Phy
sician, norlh side .Main street, below Market.
M.Ml'IIK.NMIY.JI.D, Surgeon and l'hy-.slclan-
nftlcu N. W. o. .Market and l lflh st.
sea ot the eye a specialty aug. 'i'J, fra.
u. j. c. nurrun,
onice, North Market blreet,
Oct. 1, 11.
"f-lt. I, L. itAIlIl,
Jlaln street, opposlto Episcopal Church, lilooms
Tcet'i extracted without pain.
Oct. 1 167J
M. DIMNKEIl, GUN and LOCKSMITH.
&ewlng Machines and Jlachlneryof all kinds re-
dalrcd. Ortu Hoi'se liulldlng, Bloomsburg, ra.
AVID LOWENIIEUO, Merchant Tailor
Malu St., above Central Hotel.
S. KUIIN, ilt'iiler in Meat, Tallow, tie,
ut'niru airiiet, teiwe en bixuuu uuu i uiru,
, Clark & Wolf's store, Jlaln street.
UOUS'lUrf l'HEUNO, Practical liomeo
pathlo Horso and cow Doctor, liloomsburg, Pa.
HoumNo. 16, orsKA llet'ER liciuua, liloomsburg.
17REAH BIIOWN'S INSURANCE AGEN
; CY, Exchange notel, liloomsburg, Pa.
itstna, Ins Co., ot Hartford, Connecticut.., ti,wo,ooo
Liverpool, nonaon ana uiuuo ,utww,uiv
Itoja'of Liverpool ,. 13500,000
I.aucaoshlre IO.ikio, no
Fire Association, Philadelphia
Farmers Mutual of Danville
Home, New York ... 5,coo,oou
As the agencies aro direct, policies aro written for
the insured without any delay in the onice al lilooms
burg. March M.'so y
nirmseKTS tuk roixowisa
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES:
coming of Muncy Pennsv Ivanla.
AorthAiuclcanot l'hlladgfphla, i'a
ran kiln, of " "
Pennsylvania ot "
armers of York, Pa.
Hanover of Now York,
Manhattan of "
unice on Market Street No. e, uioomsDuxg, Pa,
ESPY PLANING MILL.
Tho undersigned lemee ot the Espy Planing Mill,
Is prepared to do all kinds of mill work,
, Frames, M, Blinfls, eic.
made to order on short notice,
IIITlflt' I Hy tending 85 cents, with nge(
TjiS" I hlght, color of eyes and hair, you
1 uTl l will rifuive bv return mail acor
VftTTIJCft W rectplctuio of our future hus.
iUUXtSiiJji , band or v ne, with name and date
Address, V I'OX Dux 71 Fultonvllle, N. V.
aug. B), iu.
. , i wo not um Por year, M ra bU discount allowed
w.ionptfdln advnnoo, After tho expiration of th0
0. E. EI.WEM,. 1 .
BITTEN BENDER, f '"PHttON.
fl II. 1IH0CKWAY,
Columbian lititniKii, liloomsburg, Pa
ColiecTnn.?' 1,"VTn,,ei1 """ Uw Assoclailon.
"T.,;J?al0 1,1 M" lrt ' A'nlca or Europe.
T E. WALLER,
Increase ef Pecsier.s cHalacd, Collcstleas tsads.
onice, second doorfrom 1st National Hank.
Jan. It, 157s
Jyl" U. KUNn,
Incirasc of I'cn-ions Obtained, Collections
, PLOOMSDUltO, PA.
onice In Ent's Hcii.mNo.
II A W.J.BUCKALEW,
omco on Main street, first door below Court Houso
JoTlN M. CLARK,
omce over Schuyler's Hardwaro store. '
ATTOItNEY AT LAW.
Hi rice In Ilarman'a liulldlng, Main street,
ROB'T K. LITTLX.
P II, & R. R. LITTLE,
Q W. MILLER, "
onicoln Urower's building, second noor.room No.
onice tn TjNAMsT'a iicilbino, on Main street second
uuui itutMu v emre.
Can he contulted in German.
Jan. 10, M-tf
4.1CO. E. ELM-ELL,
A T TO R N E Y-A T-L A W,
Cot-UMbiAN lluiLbiNo, ploomsburg, Pa.
Merber of tho United stales Ijiw Association.
Collections made In any part of America or Europe
oct. 1, IS7D.
yyM. L. EYERLY,
collections promptly made and remitted, omen
opposite Catawlssa Deposit Hank, em-3S
A T T ORX E Y-A T-L A W ,
omce, corner of Third and Main Streets.
GENERAL FOUNDRY RUSINE3S,
, ..uii'niiii. tiui, icuu - ucunjr, quiubiy nny uUCUpiy
done. Pious, Vater-Wliccs, ,tc, manufactured or
aug. 22, '79.
BIjATOIILEY'S PUMPS I
The Old Reliable
For Wells 10 to 75 feet Deep
ffg New Price LisUan. 1, 1879.
;.;. iti,.VT iii,i:Y,
4 40 MAUICET ST., PHILAD'A,
April 11, lS79-cm
EltY DIRECTOR. TEACHER AND
Should subscrlbo for
A Llvo Educational Monthly, published at
for 60 ccnU per year, bend six cents for specimen
C. K. CANFIEI.D,
April 18, lSIStf IMItor.
,000 A Y'EAlt for honest, Intelligent business
men or agents. New business; light ork
Address Co-orsiUTiVK Aobncy, Madison, Ind-
June IT, lS7D-4m
Rowell & Oo'b. Advs.
iio.wriin nv HTi:..ir.
IH7 ('onarcs Mreel, llo.tiini 3In..
sOMErilINO NEW. Excellent. Economical Kood
for families. Pl'UE. WIUiLCnoMK MKAT. Save
I'U"1. saenotner. convenient aua neiicious t oio,
while so many nlco dlslvs may bu made from It.
Akk nur (irorer for It. Ak vour Ilutcher for It.
Plfty per cent, moro nutrlmeiit In a given quantity
(t this fresh Heef than In any other canned Prcsh
Sold by J roiiers Ocucrull)'.
sept. 19. 4w. r
xpn u ,t..,r.Miiiiiv r..uiiiiir In tho bowels
Is lHlt.as Uablo to diseases as he that Is irregular.
Ho may bo attacked by contagious uiseascs, uuu u
niav the lrreiruiar.but he H not marly aa a ublect to
ouisiue inuuences. i uu usu ui
TurrniiCn elui'r Alierlenl,
Becures regularlt-, and consequent Immunity from
SOLD HY ALL DnUGQISTS.
r sept, 19, 4w,
..u'nnnAp Artvfi t Klnir lllireau. 10 SnrUCe St.. NCW
York, can leurn the exact cost of any proposed Hue
of ,i) Kit rii,H in American .-.evtbuupiTb.
sept, 19, 4w,
nnn pronts on so days Investment of ft! Q Q
v w uu.nai iieiui w,. ucu
Proporlional returns every (ek on BtockOptlons
ofo. :.(, 100. - ,W.'''.iA?
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Un nil I, I llll" ,U1, WW., W-UBV. a, w-
im'wim'tiiv hiiiiiN.iitv. tiioh. i anion, n.
I 'li' lmilniMnn. N. .1 . for liolh sexes. Wo ex
cel In hcaltl'tulnesp.eonventenie. dlscipllne.thorouga
teai ning, noine coiuiuris uuu uivuviu v iuu,.
sept, iv, 4W, r
AlillNT-i WATi:i for smith's Hlble Dictionary
II lees reduced. Circulars free, A. J. 1IOLMAN 4:
CO., 1 hPa.
bept, 19, 4W,
$10 to $10001:
Invested In Wall St., stocks makes
fort inn s ev ery month. Hook fcent
rrt-i, exnliitnluir evervih uir Au
wiya Month and expenses guaranteed to Agents
ouiniirfe. hiiaw & tu, fliui.u, i.,,,,
sept. 22, fSMw r
-UrrrrrjA YKAltana expense; to agents Outnt
59 Free, Address P. O. VlCKEtiY. Augusta,
Maine. r -i.it
A F0IIK.ST FANTASY.
nr fcrnxt. tank.
far la the forest a fountain It leaping,
llubbllng and clear In Its pebble-strewn cup J
Ferns cluster round It nnd mosses come creeping
Down to the waters that never dry up.
Clasping some trensuro with delicate fingers
Singing sweet songs to tho solltudo dim
Close by the fountain a watcr.sprito lingers,
Llko a palo flower on Its moss-covered rim.
My Fairy Prlnco hail ono heart of gold,
Never jet by nymph possessed.
For counterfeits lurked In every told.
ot his pearl embroidered vest.
He climbed the stairs with fie sprites ot air,
Andplascdlnlho fields of bluoi
In Jeweled caves where the gnomes repair,
Ho has laughed and frolicked too.
Ilej ond the blue nnd beneath the grass,
Thoso counterfeit hearts wcro known,
Ah ! nymphs saw not they were only brass
Till they had given their own I
1 sit alwjy by my fountain's cup,
And watch that It never dries .
-My Prince camo here ere the moon w at up,
Together wo marked her rise.
Here did he linger till break of day-
Mnger nil noontide was past 1
Why did he laughingly sip away,
Leaving me lonely at last 7
This Is no counterfeit heart I hold ;
Was It not plucked rrom his breast 7
Tills Is that heart of the purest gold,
Never yet by nj mph posscst.
Night passes on. To these forest recesses
Moonbeami steal trembling a silvery band
(llanco bf tho water-sprlto's Illy-decked tresses
Light on tho count :rfelt-dropt from her hand.
Select - Story.
Wild TOOK. IT V
THE STOSY OF
A TWENTY POUND HASK
'Will j'oti take clinrge nf twenty pounds
till to morrow morning, Mnrtin?'
Take charge of twenty pounds, Harold 1'
echoed my wife, in amazement. 'What do
you mean V
I settled myself down lo nn explanation.
Explanations are thing I hate, nevertheless
they are necessary sometimes. One was due
on this occasion.
'You know, my dear Martin,' I hegan,with
a btisincst-like air, 'that the failure of Hard
niro Brothers threw scores of men, women
and children in this neighborhood out of
work, in the very hardest part of a very bad
year. This evening a meeting was held with
a view of enlisting thesympathy of the pub
lie. A subscription list was got up, nnd a
collection made there and then to the tune
of twenty pounds. As nothing else could be
done with tho money to-night, I was as
treasurer, obliged to bring it home ;
nnd very nervous I felt' I can assure you, at
coming along these lonely roads with such a
sum. However, I have reached home safe
ly, in spite of my fears, and now I shall de
liver it over to you until I can get rid of
'And so free your mind from all responsi
bility,' added my wife, with a smile.
She knows that one of my chief weak
nesses is a dread of responsibility.
'As far at possible,' I replied.
Wo immediately went into a consultation
as to wbern tho money should be put, I
Mi rpeted the mpat-safe, as a place to which
thieved would never dream of going for
money, but my wife pnob-poohed the idea,
as well as several other suggestions of mine,
which I thought were not so bad.
At last nn idea, struck her in the shape of
the wine-drawer of Ihocupboard of the side
hoard. Ily this means the money would be
ioubly safe, she nrjued.for the drawer might
firtt be locked, In addition to locking the
door. I looked rather contemptuously on
the plan, for if tho truth bo told, I felt it was
only due to myself to do so, since my wife
treated every suggestion of mine in a simi
Roth nf ut failing tn hit upon anything
better, the wine bin was agreed upon ; and,
aa I looked over my evening paper, I watch
ed her place the black japanned box in tho
drawer, lock it, lock the side board, and
place the key in her own purse.
'There I' she exclaimed, triumphantly, 'I
shouldn't think any one would get at that
before to-morrow morning, for this purte
goes into the well of my dressing case to
night, aud that will he locked and the keys
put away in my dressing-table drawer, so
wo are doubly and trebly secure.'
In spite of these precautions there was a
load on my mind that I felt would only be
removed when the money was safe in tho
bank, I envied my wife her happy insensi
bility, for in less than half an hour she was
quietly sleeping, while I tossed restlessly to
and fro, thinking about the money, and
wondering whether any ono could possibly
get at it.
At last a grand idea struck me, which was
to put it ini-ide tho piano. Who would
dream of searchiug for treasure in such a
place ? Whereas, what robber coming into
a house would not go to n sideboard 7 and
tho very fact of tindiiig it doubly lucked
would make him suspect that something was
hidden there. Plainly enouuh, Mistress
Hariun, with all her cleverness, had chosen
the very worst place possible. Should I go
down and remove it ? I knew where the
keys were to be found, I had half u mind
to do so, if only for the sake of quieting
my mind and getting a little sleep. No
doubt I should have done so, had not a cir
cumstance intervened I fell asleep.
It seemed scarcely an hour afterward that
I awoke and heard soiinJs of life in the
street below, Well so far all was safe e nough,
no robber had molested us, aud I felt o
comfortable and easy now that all danger
was over, that I began to laugh at my nerv
ous fears. How stupid it would have been
to have gone down stairs in the middle of
such a bitter night ! Thank goodness, I had
been too strongmiuded for that,
I fell olT into another doze, and, as
natural consequence, was late fur breakfast,
That mial was a hurried one, and when it
was over and I had my coat and hat on,
ready to start off on an Important case, 1
remineded Marian of the money, and begged
of her lo get it out quickly,
'I had quite forgotten it I' she exclaimed
'Here Marian, run up stairs aud fetch my
pur.e outof my dressing case ; the keys are
in my dreeing table drawer.
Marian Hew up stars to do her mistress'
bidding, while I stood and chafed in the
bull and submitted to having my coat
brushed. In a moment ihe returned, bring'
( litf I til Mil If f Ifft
BLOOMSBUTIG, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10.
ing the purse, and Marian ran Ito the din
ing room. Two or three minutes passed, and
Marian was still fumbling about at the side
board, I entered tho room Impatiently,
Marian looked at me crossly.
This is quite too bad, Harold. What
have you dona with the box ?'
'Done with the box ?' I exclaimed j 'what
do you mean, Marian ?'
'I won't stand this trilling any longer,'
replied my wife. 'It's a shame to glvo me
tho responsibility of that money and then
leave mo like this ?'
'What on earth is tho woman talking
about ?' I crled.bewlldered. 'Say what you
mean In plaiti words, I beg.'
'The money's not here. It's gone, box
and all,' Marian replied, with a white
'Gone 1' I cried, 'gone 1 Where's It gone, '
o'r who has taken it, I should like to know?
You must be raving. Let me come and
Marian moved aside and I knelt down to
the drawer. No sign of a box was there,
As my wife had said, the money was
Hut how, when, or where? The drawer
was locked, the cupboird wat locked, tho
dre'sing cae was locked, the purse was in
side it, tho keys In the dressing table draw
er. These things my wife and Martha were
suroof. A man placed in such a position is
bound to have an Idea on the subject and to
assert It, so I suggested that Martha mutt
be tho culprit.
'No, no, don't say that,' criod my wife,
excitedly. 'I'd as soon believe that I was
tho thief as she. I've known her all my
life. No, no, it isn't Martha.'
'You talk liko n child,' I replied, with an
air of superiority, for really women have no
reasoning powers whatever not even the
best nf them. "Can you suggest any one
else who by any possibility could have taken
'Indeed I cannot,' Marian replied. 'It
could not bo a, housebreaker, for the locks
were jutt 9 I feft them j nothing had been
'You admit that it could not bo any one
outside the house, so it must be Martha,that
it plain logic,' I said, with as much evenness
of temper at I could command at the mo
ment. 'It isn't Martha,' replied my wife, stub
bornly j 'I'll never believe it.'
For my part I felt sure that it was Mar
tha. And as It wat quite impossible that
she could easily recover it.
Rut sbo denied the charge so emphatically
that it was with a very anxious heart I be
took myself to the bedside of ray patient.
The case wat a complicated and peculiar
one, and my mind soon became so interested
in the progress of the various symptoms that
my, own caret becamo at things of nought.
After paying one or two minor visits I re
turned home. Martha opened the door and
immediately retired into the kitchen, with
out a word. Marian wa9 nowhere to be
found. I went up stairs in search of her.
She was not there, but a little table in the
corner, covered with writing materials, be
trayed her recent presence. An open letter
in a handwriting I knew and detested, at
tracted my attention. Husbands have cer
tain prerogatives. I atserted ono at that
moment and read the letter. If you can do
tho same, here it is ; if not, skip it :
"Dr.Ar. May' If you don't contrive to
sond tue ten pounds before this day week, it
will be ruination for me. If you Bend it you
will enable me to retrieve my former posi
tion, and become a credit to my famly.
'The young rascal ; what fresh mess has
he bsen getting into?' I exclaimed, angrily,
Tho same Frank had been the source of un
told squabbles between myself and Marian ;
holding a fairly good potition in the city for
an unmarrid man, and always getting into
Presently I heard Marian enter the hou'e.
With the letter in my hand I confronted
her. Sliotiirnol first whiteand then red, and
atked me by what right a gentleman enter
ed a lady's private room and read corres
pondence. I paid no attention to this high flown
lanzuage, but replied by asking her whether
she had been out to post a letter. She ad
inittcd she had.
'To Frank?' I inquired.
'I decline to say,' she replied, haught-
'Containing money?' I asked.
"That I also decline to say,' she re
plied. Here was a pretty pass things had conio
to my own wife openly refusing to answer
my questions 1 I think any one else in my
plac would havo come to the samo conclu
sion as I did namely, that the letter was to
Frank, and that it contained money. A few
inquiries at the Post-office confirmed my
supposition. From the time of this dis
covery a cloud seemed to have settled over
the usually happy household. Marian was
sullen and angry, and sat at the head of the
table without speaking a word. Between
meal times I scarcely ever saw her. Martha
sided with her' mistress, and always looked
at me reproachfully,
In the meantime other cares were press
ing hard and fast upon me, In spite of a
rigid examination I could discover no clue
to tho lost money. Of course I bad been
obliged to make it good, and, jn order to do
this, had drained myself of every available
lheio events happened at a time of year
when it was impossible to call in many
outstanding d(bt3 ; so that after a while of
desperate struggle against our unfortune
circumstances, I was compelled, sorely
against my will, to appeal to my father. All
this while I had not been Inert about the
lost moriey, but bad hold several discussions
with a defective. A fear of incurring ad
ditional expense had deterred mefrom sit
ting him to work ; but as ho seemed to think
that lo ttace the money would be the easiest
thing in the world, I at last gave him au
thority to commence a strict investiga
tion. From the detective's 1 went to my father;
and plainly statiug the facts, asked him if
he woul d lend me the sum I bad lost. This
he agreed to do, and the conversation turned
ou family matters generally. The uuhappy
coolness which had arisen between myself
and Marian wat presently discussed, and
when uiy father taxed me with iiukindness
toward her, I felt bound to explain to him
Frank's demand, aud her resentment of my
My mother started up suddenly from a
fit of thinking and plied me with questions.
'Wat Marian the only person who had
access to the sideboard?'
'As far as I knew, the only person,' I re
plied, 'And did you say her letter to her broth
er Frank contained money ?'
'Yes a 1. 0. O. for ten pounds.
'Had she ten pounds of her own?'
'Not that I know of.'
'Was the'.likely to have saved It from her
allowance for housekeeping or private pur
'Very unlikely, Indeed.'
'Then,' my mother continued, 'it seems to
me that the nearer home you look for your
money the sooner you will find It,'
When I arrived home my mind was torn
and distracted by conflicting opinions. I
felt very anxious to discover some sign of
innocence, or, may be, guilt.
'Marian,' I said, as gently as I could,
whcrodld you get the money from that you
sent to Frank ?'
Sho started, and turned quickly round
'How did you know I sent money to
'Never mind how I knew it,' I replied.
'Where did you obtain it ? You must an
swer me that question before you leave this
room,' I added, more sternly ; for her eva
sion of my question ditquieted me.
She looked at me steadily in tho face for
a minute, thcn.dropping her eyes and clatp
ing her hands tightly together, she ex
'I see now the drift of your question. The
money wat lost at the same time that I sent
some to Frank. Harold, you suspect me
your own wife, of being the thief, and you
have sent that man (I saw ho wns.a detective
directly) to track mo out, and prove this
against me. Do you intend to send mo to
'Marian,' I answered, excitedly, 'when I
sent that man here, no such suspicion had
ever occurred to me, and now that I must
confess it has, ono word from you will dis
pel it ; or, if It should bo otherwise (here I
extended my hand to her, hut she flung it
from her), you have only to acknowledge it
to obtain my free forgiveness.'
'Your forgiveness 1' she added, haughtily,
'I do not need it,' and without another word
she left me.
For some minutes I remained stunned by
this new nspect of affairs. Could it be pos
sible that my Marian was guilty ? I would
never believe it. And yet she had not at
tempted to deny it. Again, the anxious
fsce she had lately worn, to-gether with oth
er circumstances of the case, served only to
confirm the Idea. Would that it had nbt
beeu so, or even being so, that she would
come to me for the reconciliation I was long
ing for and the forgiveness I was only too
anxious to bestow.
A day or two after this 1 found a note
awaiting mo when I returned home to din
her. Tho handwriting was Marian's, aud
my delight at seeing it was so great that I
kitted it again and again. Kagcrly I open
ed it and read it. It ran at follows :
'The society of a thief cannot be congen
lal. For that reason I have kent out of
your way till I had made up my mind what
to do. 1 shall not trouble you any more,
Ilaby and I have gone to my father. I know
you can claim baby if you like to do so, but
I think you will see that it is better for him
to he with me. Do not ask me to como back
I never can. The miserable life I have been
leading lately would soon have killed me,
and my life is precious to my child. Your
That wat all, except a few words at the
end that had been hastily scratched nut, of
which I could distinguish only, 'Oh, Har
Strange as it may sreni, this note did not
shock me at the discovery of Marian's guilt
had done. I felt so angry with her for her
unreasonable conduct that my tenderer feel
ings remained almost untouched. My love
for the Marian of former days had not de
creased one whit, hut my auger with the
p'e'eiit Marian was for tho moment para
wont. The child wat better with her, and
for the present sho should keep him, for I
had no idea of fetching her back. She had
lei. me through no uukindnest of my own,
and no wife could he justified in leaving her
husband in the way Marian had left me.
I wat beginning tn get a little accustomed
to my renewed bachelorhood, when one,
night, very late, a telegram was brought ine,
worded thua :
'Come at once to baby.'
The night train would leave in about an
hour's time. I packed a few things aud
started to catch it. In about three hours
more I wat conducted into the room where
Marian was sitting witli our little ono lying
In her lap, struggling hard for life. Some
medical man was already there, bending
over tho child and auxiously gaziug at its
contnrtrd and livid features, but, at far as I
could see, dol og but little to assist in the bat
tle against death, He left at once, and Ma
rian looked up into my face, and said :
'Thank God, you have come 1 He was
doing no good. Oh, Harold 1 save my ba
by ; save my child.'
'I will do what I can to save my child,' I
I called a servant and gave ray Instruc
tions. In a few minutes the room was filled
with vapor, every vent carefully guarded.
The cloud of vapor kept on steadily increas
ing, till diops of water began to trickle down
the walls. Still the child on Mariau'a lap
lay almost choked, its struggles growing
fainter each succeeding timo. The cloud
was still pouring out into tho room, aud
nothing more could be done, so I stood at
Marian's knee, watching for the approach of
some favorable symptom. Only once Ma
rian spoke, and thet it was to ask me with
blanched face and faltering lipt if there was
'To the last moment, yes,' I answered.and
she was relieved at once, hardly compre
hend from my words how faint that hope
Presently the struggle grew more freouenl;
gradually the almott lifelesi limht became
imbued with fresh vigor, the heavy lids re
laxed, the gasps for breath became more ef
fectual, aud with a mighty eflort nature as
sertcd her sway, In u short time baby was
nestling peacefully In .Marian's arms, wrap-
pea in a sweet, lite-giving slumber.
When he was laid iu hit cot, his mother
turned to me and said pathetically :
tri. tr n .
un, uarom i wiieu uaDy was so near
death, and you fur away, I could not bell
seeiugbow wicked I had been to leave you
as I did. Will you forgive uie, dear, and
take me back, tor baby a sake ?'
I could only kiss her, and press her lo mv
heart. Alter a while I said :
'It was only thoso words, 'Will you for
give me?' that I wanted. If you would
have spoken them sooner, wo need never
'Oh, Harold! how ran you? It was not
that I was asHng you tn forgive me, but my
folly in leaving you. I am at innocent of
taking that wretched money as my own
child, Won't you believe me ?'
'I do, my darling, I do,' I replied, with
genuine delight. 'I would havo believed
you then if you had said this to mo; but
you know you never deigned me a word.aud
what was I to think ?'
'I wat so horrified nt your evon suspecting
me that I fancied it was beneath mo to de
ny it. I cannot now understand whattcould
have prompted you to think such a dredful
thing of me. It Is very hard to bear.'
I was beginning to wonder, too, how 1
could have suspected my own Mnrlan. Cir
curattances'and my mother wero moro to
blame than I, however.
In answer, I murmured somethiug about
'Ah, that letter to Frank, I remember it.
You were always so hard on him that I
didn't like to tell you about it. He really
had been trying to keep on steadily at the
post your kindness had obtained him, but
old debts were constantly coming in, and his
limited salary would not meet them and
keep him as well. There was one- man who
pressed him bard for .CIO. IIo had spent
has Inst quarter's salary within a pound or
two, and more would not bo coming for some
time. He wrote and told me this, asking me
to help him, but I could not. Ho wrote
again, and said be must draw on his salary,
but I begged him not to do bo, so soon, I
wat sure bit employers would think it a bad
sign. The man threatened to expose his
former habiu to the firm, which vou know
might have ruined him with them. I re
solved to help him this once, and in order
to do so sold my diamond brooch, which I
scarcely ever had occasion to wear. I got
10 for it, and I sent him notes to that
amount he little gues'ed at what cost,'
'My poor, persecuted, self-sacrificing lit
tle woman ; why did you not tell mo all
this? Why could you not trust mo ?'
'Why could you not trust me?' Marian
demanded, half playfully, half pathetically.
Then she added, earnestlg : 'I havo been
very much to blame. I wat proud and self
willed and all sorts of bad things, and then
leaving you was worso than all. Harold,
dear, I am so ashamed of myself for that1
No women is justified in leaving her hus
band on so slight a pretext as I had.'
I thought so too. She was becoming the
most sensible little women in the world!
but I had been to blame too, but I was not
going to let the magnanimity be all on her
side.,' We were both to blame,' I replied. I am
nntgoing to exonerate you quite, little wife,
but am going to own to my fault. I was a
brute to doubt you. Marian, you must lor
givo me, dear.'
'Oh, Harold 1 we shall be so happy again
now, shan't we ?' the little woman replied;
and then she wound up our reconciliation in
a truly womanly stylo, with tears and smiles
Iiut the mystery of the money was still
more dark after Marian's explanation, and
it was months before we penetrated it. We
did so at last, however.
Our piano being sadly in want of repair, I
sent ton piofesional man to como and 'do
it up.' I was in tho room when he proceed
ed to take it to pieces. As soon as the front
wat removed I perceived a little black box
snugly lodged inside, which I immediately
recognized. My grand idea now flashed in
to my mind. Hero, then, was the clue to
the mystery. I was the thief. In my anx
iety I had placed the money inside the pia
no, while still under the influence of sleep.
Marian was delighted. Sho actually sbed
tears of joy when I told her of my discove
ry. 'Ob, you abandoned man,' she said, shak
ing her head at me, 'to suspect mo when all
tho time you had stolen your own money 1'
IN KEMI'KIt COUNTY.
The Republican press of the North, which
fairly held its breath when Stewart L.
Woodford said he would travel South with
Mrs.Chisbolm to attend the trial 'f the
man charged with kflling her husband,
seems to be very much put out that he got
back safe. That he did Tnot fall the vic
tim of a shot gun of some unreconstructed
rebel is a matter that apparently grieves the
stalwart editor. But it trouble! them still
more that Mr. Woodford announces that
the trial was a fair one. The jury list was
fairly made up' and 'fairly drawn ;' of the
fifty one persons fr-Jtn whom it wat select
eil, twenty-live were black and twenty-six
white ; the district attorney 'did hit duty
wen anu oraveiy : lie prepared uis case
'with care and tried it with good sense and
siund professional judgment,' assisted by
ai;ex-chaucellor aud a Mr. Morris, from
Vicksburg, 'one of tho most logical and
forcible criminal lawyers' that Mr. Wood
ford ever met; thejudge tried tho case fear
lessly and justly, erring, il'at all.on the side
of the prosecution, Personally Wr. Wood
ford says, he received entire courtesy and
civility from everybody whom he met. This
is hit testimony. What do tho lunatics
think of it who were predicting that ho and
his ward would never get back alive ? Mr,
Woodford says the verdict wat against the
law. We will conclude for tho argument
that he la right. This is nothing iu the
Northern courts. Wo submit that when
juries are fairly selected from the whole
body of citizens, honestly drawn, prosecu
tions pnshed with zeal and cases fairly tried
the government and the prevaling political
majority have done all that can ho reason
ably asked of them to secure justice and
promote peace, Kemper county has been
sadly racked with political feuds. For tin
anarchy, mob hw and murder that reigned
there fur yearn, it is admitted that the dead
Chisholm wa. largely responsible. H
had killed bis man. Wood auswered for
blood and the avenger Blew him. We de
precate the act and it should have been vin
dicated hy the outraged law ; hut, while w
caunot excuse, we can understand the feel
ings -which led a jury to the verdict they
reached, Jiowervo wrongit may havo beet
Mr. Woodford's testimony fully acquits tli
court of responsibility for it
He attests that those who liav
coutrol of public nlhiirs in Missis
Blppi are resolutely determined .to substi
tute law and order for misrule and anarchy.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XIII, NO.42
COI.UMnlAllEMOCHAT.VOL.XUV, NO, K3
tiik miniums of siiikkian kxii.k-
Of the treatment ol political exiles In Si
beria, I have before me a thrilling descrip
tion from tho pen of Mr. Robert Lcmke, a
German writer, who has visited the various
penal establishments of Russia, with nn of
ficial legitimation. He had been to Tobolsk;
after which ho had to make a long, dreary
Journal (?) in n wretched car, until a high
mountain rose before him, In its torn and
crAggy flank the mountain showed a colossal
opening similar to the mouth of n burnt-out
crater. Fetid vapors, which almost took
away his breath, ascended from it.
Pressing his handkerchief upon his lips,
Mr. Lcmke entered the opening of the rock,
where ho found a large watch-house, with a
picket of Cotsacks. Having shown his pa
pers, he was conducted by a guide through
a long, very dark nnd narrow corridor.which
judging from its sloping descent, led down
into some unknown depth. In spite of his
good fur, tho visitor felt extremely cold
After a .walk of some ten minutes through
the denso obscurity, the ground becoming
more and more soft, a vague shimmer of
light became observable. 'We aro In the
mine 1' said the guide, pointing with a sig
nificant gesture to tho high iron cross-bars
which closed the cavern before them.
The massive bars were covered with a
thick rust. A watchman appeared, who un
locked the heavy iron gato. Entering a
room of considerable extent, but which was
scarcely a man's height, and which was
dimly lit by nn oil lamp, the visitor asked:
'Where are we ?' 'In thn sleeping room of
the condemned I Formerly it wat a product
ive gallery of the mine, now it serves at a
The visitor shuddered, This subterra
nean sepulchre, lit by neither sun nor moon,
wat called a sleeping-room. Alcove-like
cells were hewn into tho rock ; here, on a
couch of damp, half-rotten straw, covered
itli a sackcloth, the unfortunate sufferers
were to repose from the day's work. Over
each cell a cramp-iron was fixed, wherewith
to lock up the prisoners like ferocious dogs.
No door ; no window anywhere.
Conducted through another passage, where
few lantera were placed, and whose end
wat also barred by an iron gafe, Mr, Lerake
came to a large vault, partly lit. This was
thn mine. A deafening noise of pickaxes
and hammers. There ho saw some hundreds
of wretched figures, with shaggy bcards,sick
ly faces, reddened eyelidt, clad in tatters,
Borne of them barefoot, others in sandals,
fettered with heavy foot chains. No song,
no whistling. Now and then they shyly
looked at the visitor and his companion.
Tho water dripped from the stones ; the tat
ters of the convicts were thoroughly wet.
One of them, a tall man of suflering mien,
labored hard Willi gasping breath, but the
trokes of his pickaxe were not heavy and
rm enough, to loosen the rock.
'Why are you here V Mr. l,euike asked.
The convict looked confused, with an air
almost of consternation, and silently con
tinued his work.
It is forbidden to the prisoners,' said the
inspector, 'to speak of the cause of their
I.ntombed alive ; forbidden to say why 1
'Hut who is tho convict ?' Mr. Lemko
asked the guide, with low voice.
'It is number 113 1' the guide replied, la
'This I see,' answered the visitor ; 'but
what are tho man's antecedents ? To what
family doe3 he belong ?'
tie It a count,' replied the guide ; a well-
known conspirator. More, I regret to say,
I caunot tell you about Number 114 1'
The visitor felt as if he were stifled in the
grave-like atmosphere as if his chest were
rested m by a demoniacal nightmare. Ho
hastily asked hit guide to return with him
to tho upper world. Meeting tho comman
der of the military establishment, he was
obligingly asked hy that officer.
'Well, what impression did our penal es
tablishment make upon you ?'
Mr. Limke stiflly bowing in silence, the
officer -teeme I to take this at a kind of satis
fied assent, and went on.
'Very industrious people, the men below ;
are they not?'
nut with what leclliigt,' .Mr. L.emke au-
wered, 'mutt these unfortunates look fur
ward to a day oi re-,1 after the week's toil I'
'Rest I' said tho officer; 'convicts must al
ways labor. Thord is no rest for them.
They aie condemned to perpetual forced la
bor ; and be who once enters the mine nev-
r leaves it I'
'Hut this is barbarous 1'
The ollicer Bhrugged his sbouldeis, and
said, 'The exiled work daily for twelvo
hours; on Sundays, too. They must never
pauie. Hut, no ; I am mistaken. Twice a
year, though, rest it permitted to them at
Lister timo and on the birthday of His Ma-
jetty, the Emperor.' Karl lllind in (he Cbn-
STItANOK STORY UF A WOMAN'S FOLLY.
Miss Coulter wat the beautiful and ac
complished daughter of deaf mute parents of
rotuville, Pa. The family removed to
Philadelphia, where Miss Coulter was wojed
and won by F. Lear Smith, a wealth law-
yer of Reading. Mits Coulter accepted Mr,
Smith's proposals, but stipulated for a mar
riage seiuemcnt oi yiuuw. wulcu was
agreed to. They were married on July 2nd,
but for some reason the marriage portion
was not paid over at once. The honeymoon
wat a loiig and brilliant one, aud was spent
In an extensive briaal tour, taking in a num
ber of the principal watering places.
Returning hoin, they went to housekeep
ing iu a splendid residence, left to him about
a year ago, on the most fashionable street of
Readiug, both house and grounds being fur
nished with all tho luxuries that taste and
money could procure. But a wealthy, in
teiligent anil Cevoted husband and a luxu
rious home were not enough to make thi
uon jii, omul! nappy, a lew weeks ago
she leceiwd her marriage portion, aud on
Srturday tdie dUatineared. She has been
traced to Philadelphia, whither she fle.l In
cumpany wiin a young man whose name It
wiiuneiu, ami her husband, has begun, or
win uiiiMi uejiiii proceeuings ior a divorce,
u is now saiu mat the whole affair was
plot on tho part of the young woman an
urr iuvcr iu secure a portion ol air. smith
Almost Young Again.
'.My molher was afflicted a long time with
.-euralgla and a dull, heavy inactive condl
lion of tho whole system; headache, ner
vr.us prostration, and wat almost heirless.
No physicians nr medicines did her any
good. Three months ago eho began to uso
Hop Hitters, with such good effect that h
seems and feels young again, although ov
70 years old. We think there Is no othe
medicine fit to uro in the family.' A ladv.
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Transient or Local notices, twenty cents alln
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dollar per i car for each lino.
Caught on the fly Trout.
It Is hard lo tell which
popular now, Government fours or Finn
There Is no difficulty In weighing n
man's credit when he has a big balance at
T!.e man who 'stuck to his colors' was
a painter who sat down Iu one of his paint
pott. From the number of sporting degs bred
now-a-days, we should judge there Is about
one dog for every game bird in tho coun
try. Duck hunting commonces when tho
man of the house begins to overhaul the
upp;r closets for bis white waistcoats.
Mr. Bergh has arrested a Central Parle
keeper for sticking a pitchfork into an ele
phant. Now if Mr. Bergh vvill arrest soma
of the fellows who pitchfork trunks about
on the railways, travelling public will rise
up and bless him.
'Persons owing bills for board will
bo bond for bills,' Mark Twain says.
A woman in New York who dashed pep
per In her f.tlse lover's eyes wat arrested for
Tho wheels of a clock always travel in
Members of Congress nro born talking?
soldiets never talk, says Joo Hooker.
If you arc over-anxious lo know why
tho elephant wears a trunk, irritate him suf
ficiently, and you will discover that ho car
ries hit choler in it.
Charles Summer was no musician. It
is rolated that n lady friend on en told him
if bo were to buy a music box set to 'Old
Hundred," she did not believe that he could
make it play 'more than seventy five.'
Contentment abides with truth. Y.iti
will generally suffer for wishing to appear
other than what you aro, or moro learned,
tho mask soon becomes an instrument of tor
tue. To know a thing it rleht, and not to do
do it, is a weakneis. When you know a
thing, maintain that you know it; when
you do not know it, admit the fact; this is
wisdom. Fear not poverty ,but fear missing
It is not work that kills men; it is
worry. Work is healthy , you can hardly
put more on a man than be can bear. Worry
it rut upon the blade. It is not the revol
ution that destroys the machinery but the
Making the best thing it the art of all
aris, without which no trade, profession or
calling will ever insure success. It Is tho
secret nf order and cimfort of our homes.
Young men often fill to get on in this
world because they neglect small opportu
nities. Not being ftithful in little things,
thoy are not promoted to the charge of
The child leirns more by his fourth year
than the philosopher at any period of his
life ; learns to fix an intelligent sign to
every outward and inward motion by a
single impulse imparted by his lips to the
We are born with faculitics and pow
ers capable of anything, such at least as
would carry us further than can bo easily
imagined : hut it It only the exercise of
those powers which gives us ability and skill
in anything, and lead us towards perfec
Tis a sillv conceit that men without lan
guage are alto without understanding. It's
apparent iu all ages, that some such have
been even prodigies for ability ; for its not
to bebeleived that wisdom speaks to her
disciples only in Latin, Greek and He-
Self-aclivilv isthe indisnemablo con-
lition of improvement : and education is
only education that is, accomplishes iti
purposes only by allonlinu objects and sup
plying materials to this spontaneous exer
tion. Strickly speaking, every man must
Let us not listen to those who wa think
ught to be angty with our enemies, and
,'ho believe this to be creat and manlv.
Nothing is more praiseworthy, and nothing
more clearly indicates n great nnd noblo
soul than clemency and readiness to
Reading maketh a full man. confer
ence a ready man , and writing an exact
man1 and tnereloie. il a man wntp little lin
had need have, a good memory : if ho con-
ff little, ho had need have a nresent wit.
and if he read little ho had need have
much cunning, and to seem to know that
he doth not.
If all means of education which nin
scattered over tun world, and if tho philo
sophers and teachers of ancient and modern
Imes were to be called together, and made
to bring their combined efforts tn
hear upon an individual, all they could do
wouia oe to anora the opportunity or im
provement. Lifo is a stream which mntimiAllv
flows' on. but never returns. W'n ili
dally; for each day takes away some por
tion outie; llio present moment Is only
No man can succeed in all his under.
takings, nnd it would not be well for him
to do so Things easily acquired go easily
It it by the struggle it costs to obtain that
we learn to rightly estimate tho value.
Tho love of elorv. tho fear of sham
tho desircof makintr a fortune. Ihe desire nf
rendering life easy nnd agreeable, and the
humor nf pulling down other people, are
often tho causes of that valor so celebrated
The French peasantry are not vet tlrH
ofshuDlng about in wooden shoes, and
r ranee produces about four million pairs
yearly. They are very economical, and
keep the feet dry. The best ore made of
mapie, ana.ln provlnclaltowns, ladies often
Greeley's "On West " savs the Tlim.
ville Herald, has broken up many a Ifaiilly,
filled many a rail mod car, 6old many a
farm, built up many a State, left many a
creditor in the lurch, gave thousands the
'shakes' of fever and aguo, and made Ihem
acquainted with tho grasshopper to their
sorrow. It is comparatively innocent thlinr
to take a nensnaner. but tn tal-n thn e.lltnrV
advice aye, there's the rub 1
Brunswick writes tn ili nn?iio. TI,.,o
It a!ladv. well known in Kw Vnrir ;,i..
whose distinguishing charoclerlistin is an
mailable appetite, When i-he goes lo an
entertainment where the eatables aro served
irnui a side tsule, and powd around lo tho
guests, she lakes her chair nnd draws it up
In Ik. I.LL 11.1. , ,n .
iu iuci nuir, uuu iicips nerseu. vvneii Hie
eals all she wants, she fills her pockote, or
tellt a waiter to do her up a small parcel of
the good things tn take home with her.
J'hls Is a well known fact that now, when
i iauy is going togivfl a party, she tells the
caterer that there will be so many persons
and Mrs, .and he knows how to
The friends of n citizen of Baltimore
haie staked for the appointment of a guar
dian for him, in II ground that he is in
sane, and i iqtisi de ring his property. They
say bo bmieht 1(10,000 worth of furniture,
ud put u (OKlly nutwood tet, with satin
damaik ,ovrriiig, in the cellar, where chick
ens loi.st upon It and mado their ncstr. Al
to, that he purchastd eighteen clocks and its
many bronzes, and when remonstrated with,
laid that he tiurchreed litem for ettrlitem
houses he intended to build in Washingun
to let to Congressmen,