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Columbia County Official Directory.
president .f udffo-Wllltam Klwcll.
AsuoclatoJudses-l, K Krlckbaum, F. I Hlmman.
Protnonotary. ca.-Wiliiam Krlckbaum.
Court Monosrnptier R. N. Walker.
HojUlcr Keaonlor Williamson II, Jacoby.
OHirlct Attorney liobtrt it. Little.
SliiTlH-John W. Ilnnman.
s irrno s-vmuel Ndylisnl.
Treasurer II A. ftwennunlir-lset-.
liTiimlaslonors-stopUen rohe, Charles lllcliart.
Ojinnmionors' Clerk J, II. Casey.
Auditors s. 11. smith, W. Mannlnff.C. It. see-
Inrv Coinrnlssloners-Bll Ilobblns, Thcodoro W.
iimm'tv Superintendent William it Hnviw
liljoni Poor Ulstrlct lilroctora-li, H. knt, Scott.
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
.Tresldcnt of Town Conncll-1. S. KUI1N. '
Clerk-Paul K. Wirt. '
riuct of Police D. Laycock.
President of Has Company H. Knorr.
Secretary C. W. Miller.
liliiomsourg Hanking company .Tobn . Fnnslon,
l i wBiuvut, ......x,...,., vnouiu , u vim ruMJUCK, i CI-
Firs' National Jiank-Charleslt.raxton.rrcsldcnt
J. p. Tnilln, Cashier. .
Columbia County Mutual Savins Fund nnd Loan
Association . II. Utile, President, c. W. Miller,
lUoomsimrg nntldlnz and Sanng Fund Association
-Win. 1'oacock. President,.!. II. ltoblsdn, Secretary.
liloonwburir Mutual Saving Fund Association J.
I urovror, President, 1'. B. Wirt, Secretary,
Itov. J. 1'. Tustln, (supply.)
ttunuay services in a. n
iiX a. m. and t p. ra.
sundav scnooi o a. m,
Prayer Meeting Every Wednesday evening at elf
Soais frco. The public are Invited to attend.
, ST. MATTnRW'S IitTTimUN CIICRCIT.
Minister Iter. o. u. S. Marclay.
Sunday Services lof a. m. and 7 p. m.
Sunday school 9 a. in.
.raver Meoilng Every A'cdnesday evening at tyi
. Seats free. Nopews rented. All are welcome.
Minister Hcv. Stuart Mlf.hcll.
Sunday Servlcesiojtf a. in. and OX p. m.
Sunday School 9 n. in.
Praver Meet lng Kvery Wednesday evening at 6)tf
seal a tree. No pews, rented, strangers welcome.
MBT1IOD1ST KrlSCOPAL CtlURCU.
Presiding Elder ltcv. W. Evans.
Minister Hcv. H. II. Yocum,
Sunday Services lutf and OX P. m.
fnndav School t p. m.
Illblo Class Evcrv Monday evening at tx o'clock.
V'oung Men's Prayer Meeting Every Tuesday
C7enlng at an o'clock,
(ieneral Prayer Meeting Every Thursday evening'
Corner of Third and Iron streets.
Pastor ltev. w. E. Krebs.
Ucsideiice Corner 4th and Catharine sjreets.
Sunday Services w a. m. and 7 p. m.
Simdnv School 0 a. m.
Pro er Meeting HaturdAy, T p. in. , .
All are Invited There Is always room.
ST. PAUL'S cnuRcn.
Hector Kev L. Zahncr.
Sunday Services lux a. m., IX P
Sunday School 0 a. m.
First Sunday In tho month. Holy Communion.
Services preparatory to Communion on Friday
avening before tho fit Sunday in each month,
l'ews rented; but everybody welcome.
Presiding r.ldcr-Uev. A. I,. Ileeser
Minister Hey. Georgo Hunter.
Sunday Servtco-J p. m., In tho Iron street Church.
prav er Meeting Every Sabbath at p. m. .
All are Invited. All are welcome.
the ciiUKcn oirnaisT.
Meets In "tho little Urlck Church on the hill,"
known as tho Welsh Baptist Church on Kock street
oist of Iron. , , . .
Itcgular meeting for worship, every Ird'8 day ar
ternoon at 3X o'clock.
-ents free ; and tho public nro cordially Invited to
SCHOOIi ORDKHS, blank, just pnntcil anil
nenllv bound In small books, on hand and
f ir saUj ut the com mbiah onice.
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1 1 Paper, common and for Admlnlsi rators, Execu
firs.ind trustees, for salo cheap at tho Colombian
JUSTICKS anil Constables' Fee-Ilills for sale
attho Columbian onice. They contain the cor
reeled fees as established by t ho last Act of the Leg
B'.aturoupon tho subject. Every Justice and Con.
tablo should have one.
ENDUE NOTES just printed and for sale
cneap at mo uolcmiiiam uihcu.
iKLEY, Attorney-at-Laiy. Office
pr's building, 2nd story, llooins 4 & 6
1 11. KQI11SON, Attorney-at-Law.
t) . In llartman'sbulldlng.Maln street.
AMUEL KNORR. Altorney-at-Law.Office
in nartmon's uuuaing, wainsmti.
I K. WM. II. REBER, Surgeon and l'liysl
I clan, offlco Marltcfirrect: Above oth East
r A. EVANS, f. D., Surgeon and I'liyfi
I . clan, (onico an4 .licsldence on Third street,
T" II. McKEIA'Y, SI. D.. Burgcun and l'liy
J . hlclan, north side Malnl street, bolow Market.
MMoIIENRY, M. I) , Suigeoii and I'liv
slcian- itifllca!M.iW. 0. llarkt and Fifth it.
sea of the eyo n specialty "aug. so, ma.
rit. J.ciiuri'ER, " '
onico, North Market street,
Oct. 1, "79. Uloqmsburg, pa.
TR. I. L. RADII,
' .PBAcnOAIijDENTIBT1, t
Main Street, opposite Episcopal Church, Blooms
nr- Teeth extracted without pain.
OCt. 1 1S79 f -I 'li-,
, 1 i . i . a , , j i ,
"1 M. DRINKER, GUjindOCKSMITH,
Swing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re
dalred. OrxkA House Ilulldlng, liloomeburg, Pa.
AVID LOWENBERG, Merchant Tailor
Main St., above Central Hotel,' , r,
18. KUIINrleaIer7iT Meat,Talloyr, . etc,
a Centre street, between Second and Third.
ROSENSTOCK, Photographer,' over
, Clark A, Wolf's Store, Main street.
4UGUSTUcS FREUND. Practical-, homeol
pathlo Horse and Caw Doctor, liioomsburg,
. 1J, nt-U '
W Y. RENTER,
RoomNo. is, orxxA Ueu&s Bcilduju, uioomsburg.
IREAS BROWN'S INSURANCE AGEN
. OY, Exchange Hotel, liioomsburg, I'a,
Etna, Ins Co., of Hartford, Connecticut... e,soo,oou
Llveniool, London and Ulobe M.wo.OiO
Hoyalof Llverpaol,w., I3fioo,(ioo
l.ancanahlre.... i 1o,(kxi,')
Fire Assoclatloa: Philadelphia,,,, 9,100,000
Farmers Mutual of Danville 1,000,000
Danville Mutuali... 1 ' 7s,ooo
Home, New York.,..,. ,000,000
As tho agencies aro direct, policies aro written for
the Insured wltnout any delay ln the onico at isiooms-
March so.'so j
VIBI'llliSENIS JUS FOLLOWINO , ,
AMERICAN INSURANCE C0iIPAKlf5! .
Lycoming of Muncy Pennsylvania.
orth Amclcaa of PbUadefnMa; Pa
Iranklln, of - (" 1
f armcrs of York1. Pai f '
Hanover of New Vort. ,
Manhattanof " , ' 1 1
onice on Market StreetNofs, Bloomsburg, Pa,
oct, s, 79-ly,, ?
ESPY PLANIKG 3IILL.
, The undersigned lessee or the Espy Planing Mill,
Is prepared to do all kin ds of mill work.
Uj AIU1UUU) UUUU jUUUUUj UlU,
made to order on short notice.
By sending u rents, with age,
Llvht, color of ejes and hair, jou
v. Ill menu by return mall a cor
rect picture of jour future hus
band or v He. with name onddAlB
Address, W VOX, Box tl FultonUllc, N. V.
tug, M, sm.
0. E, ELWELL, l .
t, EITTENBENDErt, ) ProprletoPi
Q 11. llUOCKWAY,
A T T 0 It N E Y-A T-L A W,
OotUHBiAN liciLoiNci, liioomsburg, Pa.
Co'uecnJlon,m!,''0.,!niU!l1 Mn Law A''a'ton.
&t. l,T'i9mad0 ln 'n)r " of America or Europe!
Increase ef Pensions eltainii, Collections made,
onice, second door rrom 1st National Bank.
Jan. 11, 1573
f U. 1-UNh,"
IntTcnsc of Pensions Oblnined, Coilcctions
, , , in.ooMsnuna.rA.
onico In Ent's lii'tt.mn.
Q A W.J.11UCKALEW,
A lllArtmoKrt Of Da
omco on Main Street, first door below Court House
JOHN M. CLARK,
Office over Schuyler's Hardware store.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Orricx-In Harman's Building, Main street,
bobt. r. trmi,
:. & R. R. LITTLE,
Office In Brower's building, second noor, room No.
Jg FRANK ZARR,
Office In Unanost's UutLriiNo, on Main street second
(!an be consulted in German.
Jan. 10, 's3-tt
Q.EO. E. ELWELL,
A T TO II N E Y-A T-L A W,
Columbian Building, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Member of tho United States Law Association,
Collections made ln any part of America or Europe
oct. 1, 1S.9.
II. L. EYERLY,
Collections Dromntlv made and remitter!, nnlen
onposlto Catawlssa Deposit Bank. sm-ss
ATTORNE Y'-AT-L AW,
Office corner of Third and Main Streets.
GENERAL FOUNDRY BUSINESS,
I New work and repairs neatly, quickly and cheaply
done. Plows, Water-Wheels, sc., manufactured or
aug. 22, "79.
THE LATEST IS THE BEST.
The Greatest Sewing MacMue of the Age
Don'tail to see this wonderful'pieco of per
fection, the Nev Davis; Vertical Feed
Shuttle Sewing Machine. Manufac
tured at Wate'towu, New York.
Will be on exhibition at
the Bloomsburg fair
ground during the
-All are cordially
invited to call and in
spect the New Machine
' aria obtain, samplfi -of work,
more beaiiill'ulaud"dfslrable than
ever before accomplished and utterly
impossible -for any (other to duplicate.
Thousands witnessing the immense range
of work, and discarding their old machines
for the SEW machine. ' sufficient, proof of
its superiority and bring, for the Davis a
trade that runs the factory to its fullest ca
which supercedes the' under feed,: is the
hinge upon which swings the tjnpae'allk-
Composed of only 13 . Working .Parts,
while others have from firly to seventy-five,
making the least complicated', the most dur
able and most reliable machine iu use."
It positively leads" all others, doino AWAY
with all basting, ent Is tho lightest ltu.v
NINCl SHUTTLE MACHIHff" IN TUB 'WOBLII 1
and gives general satisfaction. Will be sold
at the recent popular itKDUCED bcale of
prices. Samples of work free.
J, 3ALTZER, Gen'l Agent',
bet. 3, '79-ly, i
Diseases, like thieves, attack the weak. Fortify
your organization with the mtlers. and It will resist
and baflte alike the virus of epldemtcs and tho
rhangei of temperature vvbkh disorder the constitu
tions of the feeble. 1 here lb vitality In it. It Is a
cure vegetable stimulant, a rare alterative and autl
bUlous medicine, and baa not a harmful element
among Its many Ingredients.
For sale by all Urugglsls and respectable Dealers
TiAWvrna ! - - ,
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AN EPISODE (if TUB KUSSU-TUHKISH WAlf
From Tbnple liar,
lahls wlod sliakcn tcnttho soldier tits,
Jiesldo him Hires an oil Ir np (mok'ly,
" 11053 ""n "Slit glooms and nic'iers on tho slioct
of rustling paper that, w.th eager eyes
And heart, Intent ho reads. Now with a srallo
The flaxen bearded supburnt face lights up,
A smllo that In tho smiling breeds a pain
Within his yearning heart i llio gentle hand
That those sweet loving words hatli traced, wP! ho
Ever again In his protecting clasp
Enfold It I Who can tell I Ho crn but kiss,
With wl'd Intensity, tho pngo that hand
Hath touched. Ea!hllnc, each word read and ro
At last there is no more. With swimming eyes
Ho looks, and drinks her namo loto his sou',
Yet Ihoso lines with pencil widely ruled.
Where largely sprawl blg'lettirs helplessly i
What do they say, those baby characters,
Bo feebly huge T
'When will you come homo again ?
'.My own dear papal'
As he reads fils the tent to him grows darker,
Ills strong hand trembles, and tho hot tears bum
In Lis bluo ejes, and blur the straggling words.
What need to sejj Tho words are stamped upon
His heat t, and bis whole soul doth feel them there.
Tho wind on gusty vv Ings swoops by, snd lo I
With Its wild voice, his child's sweet treble mingles
In accents faintly clear s
"When will you como homo again
"My own dear papa I
And now his head Is bowed into his hands,
Ills bravo heart for a moment seems to climb
Into his throat and choko him. Hark I what sound
Thus sharply leaps among, and klajs tho sad
.Wind voices of the autumn night, with shrill
And sudden blast ? The bugio call "To arms 1"
And startled sleepers, and Us nerco appeal.
Half dreaming clutch their words, end gasp'ng
How many soon to sleep agaln-ln death I
And on that father's heart tho pealing cry
Btilkes cold as Ice, though soldier there's none
For still above tho bugle's thrlll'ng breath
That pleading child voice sweetly cat's :
"When w m you come heme again ? '
Across a roujh hillside tho light ef dawn
Doth cold'y creep, with ruthless touch revea'lng
All that by darkness bad been hid, and there
Amongst tho strlvvai t forms that stiffening lio
Upon tho blood soaked ground, where they llo thick
est There Is ono rouid, with flaxen hair and beard
Dark dyed with gore, a bullet In hU heart I
A crumpled paper In b's hand was clutched,
'Gainst the co'd lips the rigid hand did press
Some childish writing by his life blood stained
Wbat aro tho words ? Ono scarce can read them
"When will you como homo again 1
".My own dear papa I"
THE MAIN liltlDUK.
At was past midnight the lights on the
stoiie bridge which coss tho river Main nt
Frankfort were still fuming, though the
footsteps of passengers had died away for
some time on its pavement, when a young
man approached the bridge from the town
with hasty strides. At the same time, an
other man, advanced. in years, was coming
towards him from Sachenhausen, the well
known suburb on the opposite side of the,
river. The two men had not yet met when
tbe latter turned from his path and went
toward the parapet from the bridge into the
The young man followed him quickly and
laid hold of him.
Sir,' said he, 'I think you want to drown
What is that to you V
'I was only going lo nsk you to do me a
fayor, to wait a lew minutes and allow me to
join you. Let us draw;c!ose to each other,
aqd, arm in arm, take thejeap together. The
idea of making the journey with a perfect
stranger who lias chanced to conio for the
talne purpose, is really ratlier interesting.
P6r many years Ilhuvo not made a renuest
o(j any human being ; do not refuse me thin
otje, which must be my last.'
The young man held out bis hand. Ilia
companion (ook it. He continued with eu-
thuslatliii '-'So be'lcjj. STrm In-am, I do
not ask whoy'c4 are, good or' bad-come let
fThe elder of the two, who had at first been
in so great a hurry to end his existence,now
restrained the impetuosity of tbe younger.
Stop, sir,' said lie, while his weary eyes
tried to examine the features of his com
panion, 'Stop, sir. You eeem too young to
lejve life in this way ; for a man of your
yejars life must still hap bright prospects.
Bright prospects 1 in the midst of rot
tenness and decay, vice and corruption.
Come, let us end it.'
'And so young 1 Let me go alone, and do
you remaiu here. Believe ine, there are
many good and honest people who could
render lifo charming tor you. Seek them
atid you are sura to find them.'
'Well, If life presents itself to you in hues
so, bright, I am surprised you should wish to
'Oh, lam only a poor, old sickly man, un
able tu earn anything, and can endure no
longer that his only child, 4n angel of a
daughter, shoud work day and night to
maintain him. To allow Ibis longer I must
to a tyrant, a barbarian.'
'What, sir,' exclaimed the other, 'you
have an only-daughter sacrificing herself for
your sake f
'And with wbat patience, what sweetness
and love, what perseverance I I see her
sinking under her toil and htr deprivations,
and not a word of complaint escanes her
lips. She works and starves, and still has a
word of love for her father.'
'And you commit suicide I Are you
'Dare I murder that angel ? The tbought
pierces my heart like a dagger,' said tbe old
'Sir, you must have supper with me : I
see a tavern open yonderl Come, you must
veil uie yuur uieiury, ana I will tell you
mine. There is no occasion for you to leap
Into the river. I am a rich man, nndyour
daughter will no looger have to work, and
you shall not starve.'
Tbe old man allowed himself to be
dragged along by his companion. In a few
minutes they were seated at a table in the
tavern, with refreshments before them, and
and each examining curiously the features of
the other. '
Refreshed by tbe viands, the old man be
'My history is soon told, I was a mercan
tile man ; but fortune never favored me. I
had no money myself, and loved and mar
lied a pbor girl, I could never begiu busi
ness on my own account. I took a situation
as a book keeper, which I held until I be
came useless from age, and younger men
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24,
were preferred to me. Thus my circumstances
were always circumscribed, but my domes
tic happiness was comnleln. M lt n
angel of love, kindness and fondness, was
good and pious, active and affectionate ; and
my daughter is a lure Iraago of her mniher.
But age and Illness have brought me to tho
last extremity and my conscience revolts
against the Idea of the best child In the
world sacrificing her life for a useless fellow
I cannot have much lomrer In llyo o...l T
hope the Lord will pardon me for cutting off
h lew uays or weeks Irom my life, in order
to preserve that of my dear Bertha.'
'You are a fortunate man, my friend,' ex
claimed the young man ; 'what you call mis
fortune is sheer nonsense, and can be cured.
To-morrow I shall make my will, and you
shall be the heir of my possessions, and to
morrow night I will take tho leap from the
Main bridge alone. But befjro I leave this
world I must see Bertha, for I am anxious
to look upon one who is worthy of the name
of a human being.'
'Sir what can have made you so unhappy
nt this early age V cried the old man, moved
') am the only son of one of tho richest
bankers In Frankfort. My father died five
years ago, and left me heir t an Immense
fortune. From that moment, every one that
has como Into contact with me has en
deavored to deceive and defraud me. I was
a child in innocence, and confiding. My
education had not been neglected, and I
possessed my mother's loving heart. My
friend, and to whom I opened my heart, be
trayed me.'and then laughed at my simplici
ty ; in time I gathered experience, and my
heart was filled with distrust. I was be
trothed to a rich heiress, possessed of all
the fashionable accomplishments ; I adored
her with enthusiasm and love j I thought it
would repay me for every disappointment.
But I soon sbw that she wished to make me
her slave, and yoke all otter men beside to
her triumphal chariot. I broke ofT the en
gagement and selected a poor but charming
girl a sweet, innocent being, as I thought,
who should be my life's own angel. Alas 1
I found her .one day bidding adieu with
tearsand kisses to a youth whom she loved.
She had accepted me for my wealth only.
My peace of mind vanished, I sought diver
sion in travel. Everywhere I found the
Batne hullowness, the same treachery, the
same misery. In short I became disgusted
with life, and resolved to put an end this
night to the pitiable farce.'
'Unfortunate young man,' said the other,
with fears of sympathy, 'I pity you. I con
fess I have been more fortunate than you. I
possessed a wife and daughter, who came
forth pure and immaculate from the hand of
the Creator. The one has returned to him
in the whiteness of her soul, and so will tbe
'Give me your address, old man. and ner.
-t , '
mit me to visit your daughter to-morrow.
Also give me your word of honor that you
wll not Inform her, or insinuate in any
manner that I am a rich man.' The old
man held out his hand.
'I give you "my word, I am anxious to
to convince you that I havesookenthe truth.
My name is Wilhelm Schmidt, and there is
my aauress, giving him at tho same time a
bit of paper which he drew from his pock
'And my name is Karl Traft. I am the
son ot Anton Traft. Take these bank notes,
but only on condition that you do not leave
this houso until I fetch you from it. Waiter!
a bed room for this gentleman. You re
quire rest.Herr Schmidt. Good night. To
morrow you will see me again.
In one of the narrow andill-llghted streets
of Sachsenhausen, in an attic of a lofty and
unsightly house, sat a blonde, about twenty
years nt nge,busily employed with her need
le. The furniture of the room wiw clean
and tasteful. Tbe girl's whole drees would
not havo fetched many kreutzers ; but every
article fitted her as well as if it had cost
hundreds. Her fair locks" shaded a face
brightened by a pair of eyes of heavenly
bluo. The spirit of order, modesty, and
cleanliness reigned in everything around
her Her features were delicate, like those
of 1 onelioble born ; her eyes betrayed sleep
lessness and anxiety, and ever and anon a
deep sigh rose from 'the maiden's breast
.Suddenly steps were heard on the staircase,
and ber face lighted up with joy. She
listened "and doub t seemed to shadow Tier
brpw. Then came a knock at Ihe door, which
made her tremble scL much that she almost
wanted courage to say 'Come In.' A young
man, shabbily dressed, entered the room,and
made a low and awkward bow.
'I beg pardon, Miss,' said be, ' does Herr
Schmidt, livo here?'
Yes, sir. What is your pleasure ?'
'Are you his daughter Bertha?''
'Then it is you I seek. I am from your
For Heaven's sake, where Is he ? Somt
thing must have happened he stayed away
'This misfortune is not'very grea.' ,
'Oh, my poor, poor father I what shall I
The young man seemed to observe these
visible marks of anxiety with great interest.
'Do not be frightened, It is nothing of
great importance. Your father met last
night an old acquaintance, who invited him
to a tavern. They had supper together, but
when tho landlord came for hU bill your
falber.s friend bad decamped, and left him
to' pay the score. He bad not sufficient mon
ey, for this, and now the host will not let
him go until lie is paid, and declares that
unless he gets his money Iru will send him
'To prison I' exclaimed the girl. 'Can
you tell me bovy much the bill comes to?'
'Three florins and a half.'
0 God I' sighed the girl ; 'all I have
ddes not amount to more thau one florin, but
I wll go at once to Madame Berg aud beg
01 ber to advance me the money,
Who is Madame Berg?'
'The milliner for whom I work,'
'But if Madame Berg does not advance
the money what then?'
'The girl bilrst Into tesrs.
I am afraid she will reluse. I already
owe her one florin, aud she is verv liar,!.'
'For what purpose did you borrow the
money you owe her?
The girl hesitated to reply,
'You may trust me.'
'Well, my father is very weak, and re
quires strengthening. I borrowed tho mon
ey to get a quarter of a fowl for him,'
Under thpso circumstances, I fear Mad
amo Berg will not give you any. I possess
nothing. Have you any valuable moro ?
Here la one fljrln, but that is all upon which
wo couiu raise some money.'
Bertha considered for a moment.
I have nothing,' said she at length, 'but
my poor Mother's prayer book. On her
death bed she entreated me not to part with
It, and there Is nothing In the world I hold
moro sacred than her memory and the prom,
ise I gave her ; but still for my father's sake
I must not hesitate.' With trembling hand
she took the book down from the shelf, 'Oh,
sir,' said she, 'during many a sleepless night
I have been accustomed to enter the secret
thoughts of my heart on the blank' leaves at
tho end of the' book. I hope no ono will
ever know whose writings they are; you will
promise mo that ?' "
'Certainly, Bertha. I will take caro that
your secrets are not profaned. 'But now get
ready that wo may go,'
Whllo sho left the room to put on her
bonnet and shawl, Karl Traft (for the young
man was no other than our hero) glanced over
the writing in the book, .and his eyes filled
with emotion and delight as he read tho
outpourings of n pure and pious heart j and
when they had left tho house together, and
she was walking beside him with a dignity
of which she seemed entirely unconscious,
he cast upon her looks of respect and ad
miration. They first went to Madamo Berg who did
not give the advance required, but assured
the young man that Bertha was an angel.
Certainly this praise Mr. Traft valued more
than the money he had asked for. They
pawned the book and the required amount
was'madeup. Bertha was overjoyed.
'But If you spend all that money to-day,'
rejnarked the young man on what wilt vou
live to-morrow ?'
fl do not know, but I trust In God. I
Bball work the whole night through.'
iwhen they went to the tavern, the younc
man went in to prepare old Mr. Schmidt for
the part he wished him to act j then he
fetched Bertha. It ts impossible to describe
the joy he felt when he saw the young girl
thVow herself in her father's arms, and press
him to her heart.
She paid the bill and triumphantly led
him home. Traft accompanied them and
satde had a few more kreutzers in his
Docket : bIio had better en And rvpf anma-
tblng to eat. It was late before Traft went
hdme that night ; but the leap from the
Main .bridge was no more thought of. He
came to the house every evening, in order
as he said, to share with them his scanty
About a fortnight after, as he was going
avjay one evening, he said to Bertha :
Will you become my wife ? I am only a
paW clerk, but I am honest and upright.'
llertha blushed aud cast her eyes to the
!A few days after the vouni? iinnnlo. slm.
. - - a 1
ply but respectfully attired, and accompa
nied by Herr Schmidt, went to church,
where they were married In a quiet way.
When they came out, man and wife, an ele
gant carriage was standing at the door, and
a footman in rich livery let down the step.
JOome,' said the happy husband to tho
bewildered wife, who looked at him with
Before sho could utter a word the three
ware seated in the carriage, driven away atn
quick pace. The carriage, stopped before.a
spjendid house in the best part of Frank
fort. 1 hey were received by a number of
domestics, who conducted them to apart
ments decorated In the most costly style.
Uhis Is your mistress,' said Traft to the
servants, 'and her commands you have
henceforth to obey. My darling wife,' said
be, turning tb Bertha, 'I am Karl Traft, one
of the wealthiest men'of this citv.'
A SUUTllEltX KOJIANCE.
Tlln 1'ITIPUL CASE THAT HAH JUST BEEN
mtouaiiT to Liuirr in an Alabama couht.
During tho rebellion a well-to-do family.
colislsting of John H. Itcjnnldj, his wlfu
anil daughter, were driven from" their North
Carolina home because of Us occuoation bv
Federal troops, and settled'in Walker boun
ty near uirmiugnam, Alabama, There ac
co npanied the migrating family a handsome
wt man, who, though called a quadroon, was
naraiy to be distinguished from awhile per
son. This nuadrnnn flAVnlAil Uar tima in
care of Mrs. Reynold's, a confirmed in
valid. Alter tho war Henry Horton settled
on an adjoining plantation. He had a son,
Mfrfc, and Mark grew up as a playmato of
Jessie, the daughter of the Reynolds house
hold. A few years ago, both families belng
prpsperous, it was arranged by Reynolds
that If the children could be induced to love
each other there should be a union of the
houses. Jessie was sent to a cirls'.school in
Ldulsville, Ky.,and Mark, entered at Priuce
to 1 College, N. J. Returned from their
co legiate studies the -young folks sure
enough fell In love and were married Under
the most promisinc ausDices. A month or
so,ago a child was born to them and it was
remaraeu mat young iiorton and wile were
among tbe hniioiest of mortals. Hut a clntirl
came up on the horizon shortly after the
oirtn ot tue child. The quadroon fell sick
and Dr. Blackman. the Birmingham nhvai.
cidn, told her that her death was at hand.
ineouaaroon sent lor vouncr Hnrtnn. Khn
tod bira that her conscience had tortured
her Into niaklnir a dentli-hoil .llemnl SI. a
said that Jessie had negro blood in her veins'
Jhat she was her daughter, John Rey
nolds was Jessie's father, but tho invalid
Mrs. Reynolds had never been a mother.
The life-long illness of the latter had in fact
been caused -by Reynolds,- who at Jessie's
birth' forced his wife to acknowledge the
cliild of the quadroon as her own. The
death of the quadroon! occurred soon after
Horton had been given the statement. Hor
ton at-once told his Innocent wile the story
of her parentage, drove her from his house
and sued for divorce In the Walker County
Court now sitting, The other day the court
decreed the marriage void because of fraud.
Tending tho decree Horton disposed of his
property and left for California. Reyuolds
Isjnow cndeavoilng to sell ao that he may
return to North Carolina. The poor young
wjfe and mother is wild" with grief. It is
not likely that she will bear the strain, and
an educated, refined girl will be broken un
der her weight of woes, the victim of an in.
stitutlon of the past. Condemetl from Ihe
Lincimiani commercial, ,
Archbishop Wood nf Philadelphia has de
cided that tbe GramlAnny of the Republic
Is not a secret society, and that therefore;
uatuouca may be members.
FAI15IIX0 NOT LIKED.
Wo see an nrtlclo going tho rounds of cer
tain papers that seem to publish anything
to fill up, In which it Is undertaken to tell
'why farming Is so little liked. Beforo go
ing farther!;! the subject It should be first
in order to prove that farming t' not liked .
For ourselves we d?ny the proposition, Tho
very fact that three-fifths of the population
are engaged In farming puts a stopper on
any such nonsense. There is uo business
more liked than firming, and none that
yields so sure a living and provides more
certainly for the wants of old age when our
work-days are over.
There are lazy people engaged In farming
as In any othor calling, who aro over ready
to try their hand at something elsa which
seems to promise as much or more gain with
less labor. But we all know who have paid
any attention to these changes how seldom
any ono bettors his condition. On tho cot
trarj how frequently In fact how generally
they fall ontirely. It U perfect folly, af
ter working at a pursuit for year?, ind be
coming well acquainted with it in all its
ramifications, and doing well enough, t
abandon It and begin anow some other busl
ncss of which weiknow nothing about. And
we see the result of tho folly all around us..
The industrious, temperats, careful man who
pur.ues larming as the vocation of his life,
becomes ardently attached to it, and never,
falls to do well by It. We say never, be
cause such a man cannot help but succeed
unless overwhelmed with misfortunes, which
is not often permitted In this day of good
will and benevolence.
There is no business that a man engages
ln,for the support of a family that Is bo cer
tain, of accomplishing its object, or that up
on the wholo Is better liked, thau that of
tilling tho soil ; and there is no people, take
them altogether, who arp held in higher re
pifte by the rest of mankind. Lancaster In-
LIVE BASS OX ICE.
On Monday morning as Georce Snvaer.
'thp ice man, was delivering ice at th.e drug
Btbre of Van Duzen Brothers, on Wall street
he took a cake of ice weighing 260 pounds,
nnd as the amount to be delivered there was
only one hundred pounds, cut it in two.
About the centre of the cake was discovered
a young black bass.whichonboingcutout of
the Ice was found frozen as stiff as a stone.
The'ice had been harvested from the river
last January, and so for eight months tbe
fish must have been in the ice in a frozen
stato. Seward Van Duzen, one of the clerks
in the store, thought to himself that he
would try an experiment in- reviving the
fish. He put him in a snrinkllnir Dot. In
which was cistern water of the ordinary tem
perature, For about half an hour the fish
showed no signs of life at all. After that
time had elapsed ho was noticed to begin to
mdye his tall. He was transferred to a class
globe, and shortly afterward was swimming
around as though he had not been locked
in, the cold embrace of a cake of ice for
the greater part of a year. Pieces of crack
erjwere thrown Into the water, and the fish
ate them. The elobo containing' the' fish
now adorns one of Van DUzen Brothers'
counters, and a large number of people vis
ited the store cn Monday to take a look at
what is really n curiosity in tho way of re
viving animal lite From the Rondout (N.
' A CIIEKKKUL WIFE. .
Better than gold to a man is a cheerful
wife. But he must do his part toward mak
ing her cheerful. It is easy enough for a
man to marry a happy woman. But the
bride expectant, when sho thought how hap
py she would be, nover contemplated thi
picture of a husband coming home as cross
as b, hear, and going to bed without speak
ing to her i she had never thought of tho
long evening when he'wouldn't coma at all,
or his bringlne somo ono home to dinner
without warning or preparation, or his aw
ful profanity over so trilling a matter as her
little bill of expenses. She had no idea, in
faqt, there tould be anything but happiness
in married life, and she had determined to
be happy, and to distribute her happiness to
those about her. It Is not ften her fault if
she doesn't succeed. Men, as a rule, do not
exprt themselves to secure their fives' hap
piness: They know that it requires a con-
slant, and great effort to possess property
and be secure in its value In the midst of'
constant commercial changes. The cheer
fulness, the happy, hopeful character which
eviiy woman displays at the beginn
ing of marriage is not lost so easily, as a for
tune ; it requires but a small share. A
wdrd to the girls in this connection is in or.
def : Beware of the man who doesn't know
enough about cheerfulness to understand its
yalue in daily life. Such a man would lav
prbyo thB fl"t opportunity to grind the
cueejfumessoui oi uis nome ; to frighten a
sujibeam into a shadow, and then wonder
.L' . t. . . , ' . . .
wuat 13 tne matter. Such is no heifer limn
30) husband at all ; and 'when you want a
dsband go find somebody else somebody
who will give you at least somo chance to be
happy far into tho life beyond the honey
1 A XAltllOW ESCAl'E.
'Ihe carelessness which some people in
this city manifest in leaving their doors
insecurely barred at night, is a topic with
which the newspapers are always rife. One
instance iu particular' was called to our no
tice. A lady living on Kutaw Square was
siitlng'up with'herdaugh'ter.who wasafllict-
eq wim pulmonary consumption, and whose
ternuie cough could be heard by the ueltrh
bars, This evening in particular sho was
more than usually depressed aud harrassed
by severe and prolonged fits of coughing,
uer motner left her bedside to go to tb
bureau to get some medicine to relieve her,
-...1 ..1 1 . .
mm u bud iasseu tne wmaow sue saw an
Immense shadow of a'man on the wall. One
shriek and she fell in a faint, as a tall stal
wart K-llow leaped in at the wbdow, The
sick girl, too wgak to cry out lay in a trance
of fear, while the ma'u leaned over aud pick
ed up her mother, and said in a kindly tone
119 not alarmed, Miss, I am no robber j but
1 nave heard you coughing so much that
nM , 1 1
ucvqrunueu 10 relieve you, and so
brought you this bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough
oyrup.- 1 lie young lady lhauled her plill
uuiiiropic itienu.took the medicine and
now rapidly improving. llalto,Eiery Satur
pi... ...-11. . - , , 1
mo engine, wuicn to many peo
piu saw at tne ieuienmai, is now used to
run tbe branch mint at San Francisco,
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XIU, N0.44
COLUMIUADEMOCltAT.VOL.XMV, NO, It
A CUKE FOR SLANDER.
The following very homely, but singular
ly Instructive lesson is by St. Philip Nelr :
A lady presented herself to him one day,
accused herself of being given to slander.
'Do you frequently fall into this fault :' In
quired the saint, 'Yes, father, very often,'
replied the penitent. 'My dear child,' said
the saint, 'your fault Is great, but mercy Is
still greater. For your penance, do as fol
lows : 'Go to th,e nearest market, purchase
a chicken just killed and well covered with
feathers ; yntl will then walk a certain dls
tancej.ptucklng the bird as you go along j
your walk finished, you will return to me.'
Great writhe astonishment of the lady on
receiving so stiange a penance J but, silenc
ing all human reasoning, she replied: 'I
will obey, father ; I wlllobey.' According
ly, she repaired to tho market, bought the
fowl, and set out on her journey, plucking
it ns she wont along, as she had been ord
ered, In a short lime she returned anxious
to tell of lier exactnesl in accomplishing her
penance, and deslrious to receive an expla
nation of one so singular. 'Ah,' Bald the
saint, 'you have been faithful to .the first
part of my orders ; now do the second part
and you will be cured. Retrace your steps,
pass through all the places you havo already
traversed, and gather up, one by one, all
Ihe feathers you have scattered.' 'But, fath
er,' exclaimed the poor woman, 'that is Im
possible, I cast tho feathers carelessly on
every side ; the wind carried them in differ
ent directions : how cau I now recover
them ?' 'Well, my child,' replied tho saint,
'so it is with your words of Blander. Like
the feathers, which the wind has scattered,
they have been wafted in many directions ;
call them back if you can. Go, and sin no
more.' History does not tell if the lady was
converted, but it is.probable. It required a
saint to git 0 the lesson; one would be a
fool not to profit by it.
THE OLD, OLD STORY.
A young gentlemau, happening to sit at
church in a. pew adjoining, one which a
youug lady occupied far whom he conceived
a sudden and .violent passion, was desirous
of entering into a courtship on the spot, and
the exigeucy of the case suggested tbe fol
lowing plan : He politely handed bis fair
neighbor a Bible open, with a pin stuck In
the following text second epistlo of John,
verse fifth : 'And now, I beseech tbee, lady
not as thougii I wrote a new commandment
unto thee, but that which we had in the
beginning, that w0 love one another.' She
returned it, pointing to the second chapter
of Ruth, verso tenth : Then she fell on her
face and bowed herself to the ground and
said unto him. Why nave I found grace in
thine eyes, seeing that I am a stranger?'
Uo returned tbe book, pointing to the
thirteenth verse of the third epistle of John :
Haying many things, to write unto .you, I
would not write with paper and ink, but I
trust to come unto you and speak face to
face. .From the above interview a mar
riage took place.
Wandering bands of gypsies are still
foundjin parts of Europe, and even in so
well settled and strictly governed country
as Germany, They travel with their wo
men, children, horses and baggage, and are
sometimes numerous and strong enough to
overawe the farmers, and even bid defiance
to the village constabulary. .Nominally
they are in Germany accorded permission to
ptop for a limited time in the neighbor
hood of the hainleta which they meet on
tlieir erratic course.but in reality they often
stop as long as they please, with or without
permissionwhile the horses graze on the
farm lands, and game and poultry myster
iously disappear from the vicinity. A
newspaper correspondent, writing from
Koslhelm, near Maynee, gives an amusing
account of the audacity .of a band of these
European tramps who encamped near that
place, made havoc with the adjacent crops
aud fields, defied the messengers of the bur'
gome Uer, aud did not move until the mill'
tary reserve of the village had been called
out, even then not.retreatlng without mak
ing a show ot battle, and evidently giving
way only to superior force-
E everal San Francisco bartenders have
been led into buying, almost worthless paint
ings at S lOO.apiece in this way : A wel1-
dreaserl stranger lounges In the bar-room a
day or two, and then .asks permission to
hang a picture in th-) place.fbr a rattle. The
barkeeper thinks of the profit to come from
incidental drinking and 'readily consents.
1 ne paintings are put up, tbe.'strancer prais
ing it excessivelyjand pjacing200:tlckets ou
sale at $1, each," A secondj well-dressed
stranger soon appears, lie sees the Dtcture.
and says, that, kuowiog its high value, he
wii buy ft for $200. Can tho tbarkeener
mate euch a bargain 1 The barkeeper, in
tent on clearing $50, goes to the stranger,
aqd 'succeeds iu buying the daub ,for $150 ;
put me seeonu, stranger never returns, to
taice it for S2Q0 or any other price.
Ihe Bothlebem Times says: 'At the pres
ent rate of dividends declared by the Lehigh
Valley Railroad the annual income of tho.
Lehigh University is $80,000. Every ad
ditioual per cent of earnings adds $20,000 to
tne annual income of tbe institution. By
the timo (he-Packer trust expires Lehigh
University will be tbe most richly endowed
institution of learning in America.'
Mrs. Deitzel, Bister of Presiding Elder,
Joseph M.Siy lor, of Reading, who was
bitten on the Index finger of ber left hand
onthe21stof August, while attending the
Sinking Springs camp meeting, has had the
injured member amputated at the second
joint, Btrong evidence of mortification hav
Of AnnleLouisqCary,.wio has just left
her homo at Durham, le., a farmer living
in that neighborhood saya; 'Annie's jest
.1 t i 1 . 1 -..
iuu guv sua useu to ue. Due aon t wear
nous of her fine dres&ee, nor her flashin
diamonds either. She's jest as natral as
natur, aud dou't put ou no ain. She jtst
comei iuto the old church and pipes up,and
Hows everybody jest ai the did when she
was a Bchoilgal
A World of Good.
One of the most popular medlclues now
before tbe American public, Is Hop Bitters
1 ou see it everywhere. People take It with
good effect. It builds them up. It Is more
like the old fashioned bone set tea that has
dona a world of good. If you don't i'eel
Just right try Hop Bitter9.--J'unrfa AVtw.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
tV. IK, M.
U.hO fi.OO 15.00
4.00 "i.m s.oo
i.tt 7.00 11.09
7.00 .n ii.oi)
S.00 10.00 n.oo
Ono Inch i,.fs.oo
Three Inches 4.10
Kourincnes . n.oo
uuarter column e.oo
11 air column., n.ra
ll.oo H.po i.oo
Una column ......to.00 u.oo 10.00 o.oo iw.'t
VeArlr advertlsemenU navabln nnarterlr, Trafi
slent advertisements must be paid for before lnscrtoo
ezcepi vrnero parties aave mccouniB.
liraladvtrtlsemenUtiro dollars twrlncb tor three
Insertions, and at that rate for additional mertiot
Executor's, Amlnlstrator'a and Auditor's notice
inree aoiiarB, musi oopaiaror wnen inserieu.
TranMentor Local notices, twenty cents ivllne
reirulnr ailverflsAmpntnbftlf ratrn.
caras in tno "uusiness inreciorj" column, ow
aouar per year ior eacn line.
Popular science Boxing.
A big revolver Tho world.
Nature's glazier Jack Frost.
As soon as a man swears off smoking,
every one he meets offers him a cigar.
When people are killed by an overdoso
of opiates, isn't It laudun'm to the ikies?
A motto which milkmen should heed
'Let well enough alone,'
Now Is the lime lo put up your stove
pipe aud get your fall Boot. '
Autumn wears the .same colors every
fall. No fashion nonsenso about that old
Twenty Indian girls havo been put at
their books in tho Hampton school' this
The mnwitiito is poetically called 'tho
mournful minstrel nf tho miasmatic marab,'
Pork nar.kcrsof Chlcaeo require 25,000-
000 fret of lumber this year in the shape of
-The secret of long Ufa is to keep the
liver perfectly healthy, which Is best accom
plished by using only' Sellers' Livar Pills,'
A. J. Davidson, a colored lawyer, oi'
Athens, Ohio Is making Democratic speech
es in that State.
100 educated Indians have established
a colony in Tuscola county, Nev building
their own houses.
All tho female correspondents write:
'Brown will be popular this season,' How
aout jones r
If you want to got rid of pimples, bolls,
tetter, &c, uo 'Llndsey's Blood Searcher.'
Sold by all druggists.
An American has ordered a bronze codv
of the statue nf St. Peter nt Rome. It is to
be full size, and cost $20,0)0.
There is nt least 0110 thine which can
be said in favor of tho tramp. Ho novct
asks you to lend him money.
Students in tho Texas State Normal
School are now required to tcf ch for five
years after they shall havo graduated.
1 You bet, when "coughs and colds are
flying about like gnaU In n storm, 'Dr. Sell
ers' Cough Sprup is a sure euro.
In the hiehest public schools of I(nl.
Greek, Latin, nnd mathematics have been
superseded by the study of modern lan
guages. The Rev, Edward Egeleston has writ
ten 'an acting play for Sunday-schools,'
which will be printed In St. Nicholaj in
time for the holidays.
A man dvine recently In St. Louis IaO:
$1,000 to an individual woo, years before,
ran away with bis wife. He said in tho
will that he never forgot a favor. ,
A child recently died of dlnhthnrin fc
pringfield, Vt., contracted by making mud
ies in the street, where sand from a Ronr-r
had been placed in mending the road.
The houe in which Milton was hnm
wai burned in the great London fire of 16G6,
but the exact counterpart waa built nn thn
site, and is occupied as a lace factory.
The mouth of a wise man Is in hl
heart. The heart of n fool is in his mouth,
because what he knoweth or thinketh ha
Pedestrian matches are not marln In
heaven, and from tho disturbance thev era.
ate we Bhould'nt think they 'were invented in
me otner place. .
Macbeth used to nlar base hnll? Ma
DOsitlon beini. 'r.lnan liohln III. Ka
gratify his wife, who ordered him 'to catch
tne nearest way.'
One reason, savs the Detroit Vm A--..
why children like the mother the best is
because she cau rarely find the bootjack
until after the occasion has passed away.
A (treat deal is said about thA ..nmnl.
of economy the wealthy should set; but it
should not be forgotten that the whims of
tne ricn many times go far toward feeding
It has been su??ested fw nna nf tho. nl-
lege papets that the best-endowed chair in.
America might be secured by persuading tha
Smiths to f stablish a memorial professor-.
hip of their family.
! Durine the past three veara 1S2 Am r?.
ran railroads, covering nearly seventeen.
tuousana miles, and representing an invest
ed capital of $728,403,000, have been sold
Stuart'Robson. the ar.kir.h Alt niflrla n hlf
In San Francisco by making himself closely
resemble Beecher when personating Oro
home, the wicked clergyman, in 'Champag
ne and Oysters.
Always keep the bottle handy,
Do not place It out of sight,
For it cured our little Andy,
Who was coughing day and night,
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
-Women somehow cet over clilMUli nn.
tions that men never outgrow. Some men
celebrate the anniversary of every birthday
as long as they live, while women quit do-
iiijj ou muiui as soou as tney grow up,
She certainly is.no true woman whom
evcrv man rnav not find ft in bis I.mi-i in
have a' certain gracious and holy and honor
able love ; she is not a woman who returns '
no love, and asks no protection,
'I'.isoner, how old are vou?' 'Twentv.-
two, your honor.' 'Twenty-two ? your pr
pers make out that you were born twenty
three vears atro' ,'Kn T was l.ni T .r.i
bne year iu prison, and I dou't count that
It was lost time.
t'l Am All I'layed tint".
Is a common complaint, if you feel so
get a package of Kidney-Wort and you will
at once feel its tnnio power. It renews tha
healthy action of the Kidneys, Bowels and
Liver, and thus restores the natural life and
strength to the weary body Get a box and
try It at once.
Forney's Progress says there are women
who make a businwa of colntr from wir.
ing place to watering place, at the close of
iue Benson, aim ouying vi leBStnaU halt cost
tbe cost oft clothlnir of the belloa
Tbls they take to the great cities and easily
At a trial of a criminal case the pris
oner entered a plea of 'not guilty,' when one
of the jurymen putc-u bis bat and started
for the door. The judge called him back
and informed him that be, could not leave
until the case was tried, 'Tried V queried
the juror; 'why be admits that be is not
Thurlow Weed went to 'case' at tho
early age of twelve years. It enabled him to
'form correct opinions' of his fellow men and
to 'stick' to them. What a treasury ot
'proof positive is 'locked up' In tbe veleraiT
printer's 'cabinet' of experience aud recol
Ono llox or Six bottles.
If you are suffering from a combination of
liver or kidney diseases, and constipation,
do not full to use tho celebrated Kidney
Wort. It is a dry compound as easily pre
paied as a cup of coffee, and In one package
is as much medicine as cau be bought In ix
dollar bottles of other kinds,
General J. W. Sprague, general superin
tendent of the Northern Pacific, says that
the road will bo completed four years from