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COITHBIi MMOCIUT, RTlIt OP THIC NORTH, and eol.U.
BlAlf, COHSOUDATSp.) '
tMiteil Wrctilt every l'rl.lny m.irnltn, at
iitoousnttHo, Columbia C'OIwtv I's .
iTTwnpot.t.Atispcr year, M cent diictn allowed
when paid In ndrnneo. To milwrltm ,itti nf ! ,,'
county tlio tcrrnsare per year, Milrily In ivlv ,ii.
irNopaporrtlvnnllniiPii except nl tlio ontton nf
I piiblljlKTP, inMI nil nrrenrngpi arc paid, tint mug
, j tnucdrrfilitswnt not lie irtven.
Ail piip;n wnt mil nf the Male or In dutnnt pint
o'ti-cimUHtboiiildforlnndvance, tinleM n ronpnn.
Hbv person In Columbia county uwiunio to pay the
tunsi'rlptlon duo on demand, ' ' I S
postauk i no longer exacted from subscribers In
Tho Joliblntf V p irtinrnt of tho Comjmumn M very
complete, urul mirl(iU IVIntirisf will rompirp r.uor.i
Ul uiiUiu, limn niu hi. muuet UWJ pi IOCS,
1 11. URIX'KWAY.
A T 1' 0 R N U Y-A T-L A W,
Cot,run:tM tirit.niMi Moomsburg l'
tn-i r .! Hip fi.it".. Stales Law Astclatloti,
it. . -le Hi uiiy i i rt ut America or Kuropo.
A tt ct'iH.'yat-1 ,iv
p. ; second drorfroni 1st National Ban.
' i; Ki'vu
A t 1 or n a t- r ,nw,
- I EM'S I'ltl.tlltlil.
. t ( ei W .1. HUl.ICAi.KW,
i on Milt Street, first deor below Courttlouse
To ,.v m clark,
. fi Schuylet's Hardware Store.
PO , . MTTf.l
jji H ft R. R. IiITTLR,
office in nrnwer's building, second IDor.room No.
FRANK 55 A Tilt.
onirn corner nl Ccntro and Main Strccla. Clark'a
Cnn be cotiin! (fl in German.
A K. CHAIMN,
Mav bo found In 111'.' oillint'S oi'I'ICR. In the
court House. H'Pt. 10, '61, (i-tn.
I KO K. KI.WHLL,
A T TO R ' E Y-A T-L A W,
New Co'.dmciin Udimuko, Dloom'sburir, ra.
Member of tbu United States Law Association,
collections mado In nny part of America or Europe
I,. 8. WIHTMISTKEN.
KNORU & WINTKHSTKEN,
Office In llnitin-m's mock, Corner Main and .Mar
ket streets, lSlootnsbtirf,', l'a.
tSfJ'cnsions and Ilounties Colkchd.
j)ALTL K. WIRT,
(irtlcc In Urowcr's lllock, one door below liroekway
( UY JAfORY,
A LLornoy-ul-I jtvw,
Office In II..I.(aik'hltii!liilnB,stCond llfor, over
lloiriaan'd Hour and feed store.
Oct. fl, 'so.
T II. MAI'H,
' ATTORN EY-AT-LAW
.JUSTICE OK THE 1'EACE.
office In Mrs. Ent'a llulldlbe, tl.lrd dcor tiom .Main
Attoi iiej'-at l .nv,
Ja I.X111 Uuildinp, Hr.cins -1 ami r,
Mayo, si. lir.liWIUK.l'A.
vy M. 1. KYKEIA,
'ollectlon'i pron.ptly mam and rorntltod. onico
)nnoMtO C.ltuWlf3u l)ciJf It Uimk, ra-39
' A T T O U N E Y-A T-Ii A W ,
onwe.coruerof Third and MalnStreets.
A L. FRITZ. Atiorncv-at-Lw. Oflice
V. , In llrockwaj'M Uulldlni;,
1 liUCKINOHAM, Altornov-ni-Lnw. Of-
1 V .nee, llrockwaj'a l!i
Uulldlnt;, 1st tloor, Illootnt.
limy i, i
fl li. IURKLKY, Auorney-al-I.
J , In Ilrowcr'B bulldlnij, 'Jud story, II
J 11. JIOIIIBON, Attorney-at-Law. Otlice
J in tnrunan a bimaini;, Mainsireei
DK. W.M. M. REKR,Surscon ami l'hyni
i'M. OOicc Market street. Near depot.
T H II VAN'S, M. )., Surgeon ami IMiywl
V . .in, (Ofiice and lietUli ni e on Tbltd Btieet
T Ii McKKLVY, M. D.,SurKeoii anil I'liy
U . il'ian.noitlislUo.Maln street, below Market.
jT)R J. C. IIUTTER,
onico, North Market street,
"Cl. 1, 19, BloomsburB, Fa
JR. i.'l. it ahu,
1 tin street, opposite Episcopal UhureU, Uiooms.
I'7 Teeth exlractod without pain.
W. H, HOUSE,
BLOOM BliURG, COL. 00. PA.
All styles of woi k dono in a superior manner, wotk
wuiiantiil as represented Tkkhi Kxtkict
10 wmioi'T J'ain by thu un' of ias, and
fiteof chai'Ku vlien aitlmliil leelli
in.ee ever lilccrr.shure uabklDpl'tmpany.
'Ja le open ul all hours during the day.
fl it, DRINKER, GUN ami LOCKSMITH
lowing .Maeblnea and Jluehlnery ot all kinds re
P dtcd. OrKHA liot'3 uulMlns, DlooniBburB, l'a.
DAVID L0WENI1UR0, Merclianl Tailor
Main Bt., above central ilmm.
I S. KUHN, ilealer li. Meal. Tillow, elc,
1 Centroatreot, betw in n Seeoud and Third,
sn.Kaln at his old ntnnd under KXCHANOi: lo
IU.,tid Las as uaiml a KlllT-t'LAbS UAltllKU
101. He rcspeelfully o!lelts thu patronaKO of
lis oldeuttomeib and tt llio publlo generally.
JUiJ lC, 'bO-tf
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
. I arifc and convenient samplo rnonn. li.it li rooms
uotaiid eoidwal r,uiid all. modern eouveulouoji
rjTI""1 III u linn M juun iijjjji
J. K, BITTE1T3ENDSR, Proprietors.
The Backus Water Motor
M TIIU JIObT
Kconoinicnl Power Known
DRIVING LIGHT MACHINERY.
U tukts but little room,
It never nets out of,ropalr.
It can not blow up.
It needi no fuel
It needn bo ontflncr.
There Is no delay; notlrlnj up; no aihos to clean
nwayj no extra lmuraiico to pay; no repair
ing ntcessarys no coal bills to pay,
and It li nlwnjH rcnily for Me.
It Is Invaluable for blowing Church Organs, for
riiuninB rrinnnB I'rcssep, HemK MaehliieJ, Turn
I113 Lathes, Seioil yaw a, tlrlnd Stunts ColTee JII1I9,
H,imaco Machlmi, feed Ciitteie, Corn Mills, Leva
four horse nowr at in rounds pre sute of wa.er.
It Is noseless, neat, compact, steady, and nbovo all
IT IS VERY CHEA1'.
Send for circular to the llaekns Water Motor Co.,
Newark, N. .?., stating name of paper you s iw ad.
rilec, it, to f.iro, sept, no-tf
B. F, SHARPLESS,
Cor. Centre and Kail load Ms., near L. A it. Depot.
Lowest Pries: will net bs undersold.
Manufacturer of MINE CAli WllEKL" Coal Break
erand Ilildjfe Castings, Water IMpcs, Stoves, Tin
ware, Plow.-, IKON FENCE, and all kinds of Iron and
Brass C Etlnsrs.
U10 cnnlnal Montrose, Iron beam, right band
left hand, and sldo hill Plows, tho best In the mark
et, and all kinds of plow repairs.
Cook Stoves, l'.oom Stoves, and stoves for heating
stores, 'chool houses, churches, Ac. Also the larg
est stock of repairs for city stores, wholesale and
retail, such as 1'lro llrlck.dratcs, Cross Pieces, Lids
ic. Ac., stovo ripe, Cook Boilers, Skllllts, Cake
I'lates, large Iron Kettles, W gallons to 1 tarrels)
Farm Hells, Sl-d Soles, Wagon Boxes,
"Allontowii Bone Manure"
I'L.STKIi, ALT, AC, AC
Jan 9, 'o-ty
L. T. SHARPLESS,
WHOLES M.E AND UETAIL DEAI.EIi IN
STAPLE ABD. FANCY NOTIONS
Ills stock compilses hcarlct, White anil Mixed
UWDEBWE A- Jl
for Ladles, (ients and Children, Cotton, Merino, and
Woolen IIOSIEHY, Ladies NubUs, lloodl and
(lloves, Lace and Embroidered Collars and
Tics, Plain and Fancy Neckwear,
and Bows, Ladles and (lents plus, Earrings,
COLLAR AND CUFF BUTTONS,
and Chains, Cents Castor, Buck and km, lined
GLOVES and MITTENS,
LAUNDItlED AND I NL.H'S'DUIEI) SIIIIITS,
COLLARS AND CUFFS,
'houlder Braces and Suspenders, cardigan Jackets,
BlueShlrts and Overalls, Alpaca, clnghamand
Cotton Umbrellas, Writing l'aper, Emelopes,
PENCILS aud CRAYONS,
flour Sacks, firocer's Bags, and
To arrive, a variety of Corsets, Includlni.' Dr.
Warner's Flexible hip and
Making h's purchases as ho does of manufacturers
and their agents he propo.es;to make prices that
will comparo favorably with the best,
T,. T- SHARPLESS,
0CI.2S M t-f
FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING
A. J. EViiNS,
Tho uptown Clothier, has Juit ifcclved a Ilnollno
of New (looils, and Is i repnud to make up
FALL AND WINTER SUITS
For Men and Boys In the neateht manner and Latest
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
Mnt.si CixpiS, cl'C',
AIhiijs on hand. 1'alland Examine. EVANS' BLOCK
Corner Main and Iron stieets,
PLUMEIIG, GAS FITTING,
STOVES and TIWABE.
33. 33. 333R.OW333R
Has punhased thoMoek and Bislnessof I, Hagen
bueh, and Is now picrnrcd to do all kinds of wort
In his line, numbing ibd Has nttag especially.
trfJqES ud HEAvTE1s
In agreat variety. All work done by
Main Strict corner of East.
N. S. TINGLEY.
Announces lo iliopubic that l.e la pri pared tods
all klutls of
promptly and at reasonable prlcch. Now Is the sea
sou for a
And Tlugley'it the placu to get a proper lit,
Shop over Binmeyer's (iroeery, Corner ot Main and
77RKA9 IIROWN'S lNHl'llANC'E AGKN.
1 CY. Moycr'B new building, Main street, Blooms
.I'.lna Insurance t'n , ot Hartford, Conn, il.uti.m
lloyal of Liverpool , , ia,fruWK)
I aneaahlrit lo.oi 0,0110
Flro AhMclatlon, I'hlladolphli 4,lui,TlI
I'luenlx. of l-onilnn r..vr.a,afi
l.ondnn A Lin.eai hliv, of England, . . . . l.Ti'D.DTO
llurtforl of lluttford , 3,13,oeu
Hpilngilcld Flie aud Marine i,ott,ki
Aa the nreuclea 111 e Uirut, policies are written fo
the Insured w i liotit any ill luy In thn oflleo
BUioiiihburg. Oct, 'di-tf
f JACOBS OIL
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backacho, Soronoss of tho Chost, Gout,
Quinsy, Sora Throat, Swoll-'ngs and
Sprains, Burns and Scalds,
General Bodily Pains,
Tooth, Ear and lloadacho, Frosted Foot
and Ears, and all other Pains
No Preparation on earth equals Sr. JArnns Oil as
a ,i',i(r,'. a Om ,fttiinl ri, External Ueincdy.
A trial emails but the eomparatlv ily trlfllnc outlay
or no CciiIn, mid every one fullering with pain
can have i heap and positive proof of 1U claims.
Directions lu Eleven Languages,
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS AND DEALERS IN
A.VOGELER & CO.,
ltalllmort, 31L, V. 8. A.
Valuable Real Bstato
Tho undersigned Administrator cum tcstamcnto
annexo of Peter Arpleman.latc of Benton township,
deceased, offers tho following described premises at
prUates.le. All that portion of the following de
scribed THACT OF LAND, in Benton township,
bounded as follows: On the north by lands of li. L.
K. Colley, J. F. chapln aud A. Wilkinson, on tlio
west by lands of Ell McIIe nry, John E. Appleman
and rcttr I.aubach, on the touth by lands of Wil
liam llulme nnd Margaret Dildlnc, and on the east
by lands of licuben II. Davis and Stott E. Colley,
containing EHlHTY-KiailT ACHES, more or less,
whereon nre erected n two-story FHAME HOUSE,
Bank Barn, wagon house nnd other out-bulldlngs.
Only that portion lying on the west side of Flshlng
creek will bo sold.
Also, all that tract of land sltuato In Benton town
ship, bounded on tho w tBt by lands of ltebccca Con
ner, on the north by lands of the heirs of Thcmaa
Davis, deceased, and J. F. Charln, on the south by
lands ot Ezeklcl Cole, containing EKIHTEEN
ACHES, more or less, unlmrroved land. Will be sold
as a whole or in parcels to suit purchasers.
Terms made known on application to
I. K. KHICKBAUM,
aug. c-tf Cambra, Pa.
Valuable Real Estate
3?3?II-VT33 S-A.T.33 1
THE LARGE l'LOURING MILL
In Hemlock township known t.s the
Is effuedat ri(l A1 E SALE. This mill Is -17 feet
by hi fut and contains
FOUR PAIRS OF RURRS.
Usual!) niuty water power, but lias a steam en
gine to run It In time of umiMully low water. It has
A Largo Custom Trade
andll.ue l a bargain In It. For further particulars
M. S. Al'I'LEMAN.
Oct. "-:un Bloomsburg, Pa.
C. 33. SAVAGE,
Silverware. Watches, Jo welry . Clocks . & c
All kinds of Watches, Clerks and Jewelry neat
y repaired and warranted,
may 17, '78-tf
l'nlii la (he Hack mid Slclt-
There n iinililng mini'
p.iliuul than tlx se
dle.i.-es; but I li.- y 1
the dUcas' euied i.
i 1 1, n miivi d ami
: t'oiry Davis'
Tlil-i remedy li lint u rlii iip lleiwlm
u- I'l liiili'iiin iiiiiiliii Hint 1,1111.1 lit, lii'pl
iiuuy tiom I'm or lii'iil tu nii'lil iliiiiui i
i,f '1imIiiii, n, ir U It nil lllillleil expeib
incut that may do mure Inn m Hum gouil.
Pain Klllor has been In eomtant uso
fur forty years, and the unlviraal lesilmony
from all parts nf the weild U, It novor
falls. It not only onvclb a pi riiument cure,
but II relieves pain almost liislantaneouMr.
Bilng a purely legi table remidy, II Is sata
Li tho Ii:iiiiU of the most Inexperienced.
Tho lecord nf cures by the llio nf I'aih
Kiu.mi would fill vuluaies. The following
extracts frem letters lv eived blww what
thou who have ttbd It thluk:
Edgar Cafly. Owatonna, Minn,, says :
Almut a ht tiu'o my wlfo U-euiuo Hiib,1ect
tu wuru xiiiii'rlnir from iheiiumtUiii. linr
lejioit u.-tii tu lUo I'AtM Kit,ti:u, Mlileh n u-ibly
Charles Powall writes from tho Sailors'
I tiad b.,'iiailin-Ui1 three yearn w lthiiciiraliH&
anil violent iru.iiiricf tliottoiiiaeh. The ibH.t"r4
lit Weftinliivt' r lloHi'ital K'nu u 1 1 my cni-ti tu
drapulr. I lrlil your 1'ais Kji.i v.n.u.i.l it wit.
nit, lnnnciliitd r-llif. I baM, tiKttiiu'l a
fetieiiirtli, uiul uia now oblo to t dlow luy luukl
0, II. Walworth, Saco, M,i., writes :
1 rtiH rli'iui d iiiiineillLtoiil'if rmiii pmu In
tbu Mdo by tho umi i f yuurl'AiN Kiei.iu.
E, York says:
and haio rviviifd irreat liui-Ut.
Carton Seaman says :
llaio iix-'l Pun Kill Ufi f.ir thirty iciri.
and liaio foiiud It u muruibf, unicily tor
rlifiiiuatl'-iii and lumenud.
Mr, Burdltt writes;
,1 1 .' "oiM'i irii ii n Hi f In rH ef rheumutlMii,
Phil. Gllbort, Somerset, Pa writes :
niiu uetual u. ,', I know jour I'Aih Ku.i I n
la tlie Ixiat uietlii luo I t uu Ki t
All ilrugglilH Keep J'ain Kii.ich. us p i -is
bo Um that It h within the reaih of id',
anil It 111 save many times Its cost In U iet a-.
t-isc., sue. and 81.00 a bottle,
'ERRY DAVI3 & SOU, rtcrlot r,
Provldonoo, R. I.
p 1'. HAItTMAN
BiritKBENTS TUB I'Ul.tAWINIl
AMKRICAN lNrtL'RA-NC'R CO.MI'ANIKS t
Lycoming ot Muncy l'onnsslvsnla.
NorihAiiu'rlcnuot I'hllidorphl.i, l'a.
Franklin ot " "
1'inusjlvaula ot " "
Farmers of York, l'a.
llaiiov, rot New York.
Manhallau of New Yoik,
Oltleo on Maiket strei t, No, 5, Bloomsburg a
oft ti, JV-ly
BLOOMSBUTIG, PA., FIUDAI7 , NO Y EMBER 25,
a - . " ' i -
WHAT IS TUB MAIN 'I
What Is the gain ?
If ono should run u noble race,
And at the last, with weary pace,
Win to tho goal, and find Ids years
A harvest Held of wasto and tears,
Ot turnntl and of burled I r list.
Blch with dead hopes and bitter dust,
A tul strife, and tneer, and ceiscleis pain,
What U tho gain 7
What Is tho gain ?
When, lmln?riU!hod n sunlit Inlglit
Through barren sweeps of gloomtul tiltht,
Hoping to seo beyond the crest
Fair lands of beauty and of rest,
Thero lies before, stretched far away
Unto th) confines ot tho d ty,
A desolate and shadelcs plain,
What U the gain ?
Whit Is 11m gain 1
To sail for month of cold and toll
Across wide seas, where winds reoo"
Only to gather ttrensth and roar
A louder challenge than before,
And tlnd, when through fogs thick and dun
The rocky coast at last Is won,
No haen from tho storm-vexed main,
What U tho gain .
What Is llio gain v
Tho race h won ; we see the light ;
Wc conquer where the Btorm wludi light;
Wo show tho way to those who wait
With faint hearts by tho walH of FaK ;
Our banners lluttcr In tho van
Of battles fought for Thought and Man,
And Ignoianeo nnd darkness w anpj
This Is the gain I
'lltomii t. Oitlier.
A co-boy o'er tho prairie w Ide,
Upcii a mustang staunch and true,
Thro' cacti wet with morning djw,
In search of roving cattle herd.
Of n'l the cow-bo. s llerco and wild,
The llcrcest, w lldcst boy was ho,
And as ho skimmed the dusty lea,
Ho looked like Nature's putted child.
Far outacross tho weary plain
He cast his eager Hashing eye,
And sawn heifer, lean and spry,
fast heading toward a Held of grain.
Into his roaming must ing's side
Ho plunged hU spur, and with a moan.
Tho mustang bucked, despite the groan-
"Hahal Ho ho!" tho cow-boy cried.
Again It bucked-lh s tlmo with c.re
Andero thatcow-boy guessed tho cause
or know whcre.ln the world ho was,
Ho shot Into tho startled air !
The probabilities are, we ween,
lie's Mill going up or coming down,
For nor In country nor In town.
Has that there cow-boy Mncu been seen.
And that w.n eighteen months ago I
Tho mustang waits upon the plain
For his bclov'd todrop again
And glva him Just another show.
A DOUliLK AM11USH.
Wo lived in Florida (said .Mis. Wal
ters) through all the Seminole war, which
lasted seven years, so that I irew up
with the names of tlio great hostileehiels
Osceola, Alligator, "Wild Cat and Tiger
Tail making a part of my childhood.
A sense of peril was always present
with us. I remember tho feelings with
wliiuh wo heard of tho slaughter of Lieu
tenant Dado and his command. The
tragedy took place in open battle, yet it
beemeil dreadful that so many brave men
shou'd be shot down in the elark woods
with the painted savages yelling around
In the spring when I was thirteen and
my brother Arthur fifteen, tho war was
at its worst and my father talked
strongly of removing to a greater dis
tance from the danger.
Among our few slaves.consistiiig only
of two black families was a lialf-idiolic
yemng negro named .Jason, who hail the
privilege of wandering pretty much as he
pleased. He would often remain all day
in the forest, either lying asleep or mock
ing the gobble of the wild turkeys.
Ono day he returned with an appear
ance which startled us. His woolly head
had been completely shaved, and his
black face dyed to a bright scarlet. lie
hail, howover, received no real hurl, and
seemed not in the least terrified by tho
ordeal through which he must have pass
ed. AVo gathered from his lnoken senten
ces that he had fallen in with tlio Indians,
and it was plain that they had been in
some mca are tiuo to tho proverbial res
pect of their people for idiots. An ordi
nary person they would havo ta 'liliccd
without mercy, but when Jason stared
aimlessly at tho tree tops or gobbled.they
simply set their mark upon him and let
Tho incident Hhowed that our danger
was more imminent than had been sup
posed; but there was fortunately a ninad
of Tinted States cavalry picketed within
a few miles of us, and my father lost no
time in notifying the ollicer in command
of what hail occurred. I ho soldiers,
howover, could find nothing of the ene
my, anil in tlio lneanuino wo passeu a
couple of days in very anxious suspense.
The movements of Indian warriora
arc erratic, and to while men unaccoun
table. My Mil cuts began to regain conhdeiicc,
believing that the Seininoles were gono
from tho neighborhood, as they doubt
less were for the time, leather said they
wero probably pcoutb', and there was no
telling how they might have scattered
tliemselves.or at what pointsomoof them
might appear next. Ho hoped.howevcr,
that tho pre.-ence of the soleliers hail led
tlieni to abandon any design they might
have entertained of attacking us.
On tlio third day after .Jason's ad ven
tine we were feeling much relieved. Tho
negro men were at woik in the lields.and
my father had gono to a considerable
distance from tlio house. Mother.Arthur
ami myself witli the female servants
wero within doors.
1'ieseiitly, not far off, wo heard tho
gobble of a wild turkey, or what seemed
such, although, as turkeys wero not in
tho habit of approaching in near the
house, wo imagined Jason to bo at his
old silly pastime again, imitating tho call
which ho could so well counterfeit.
Tlio notes wero continued with great
regularity at intervals of a miuiito or
two, and so natural wero they that
Arthur would havo been all on llio to
sci.o his rillo and hurry in eiuest of tho
giime,h:id he not remembered how often
ho had been led on a fiuitless chaso by
tho vocal powers of the poor idiot.
" o all i;.cel in something, saul my
mother, "and Jason was made to call
tin keys. Hut I do wish ho would bo
(iiiiet it makes me nervous to hear
"Jason," said a lilile negro girl who
just then came in from the riar of tho
premises i "why missus,.! anon done gone
asleep in do Hhadoat do hack oh do wash
lioii.se. I dono seen him dis minute."
Arthur hastened out-doors, looked be
hind tho wash-hou.sc,and having assured
himself that tho black boy had nothing
to do with tho gobbling, returned ejuick
ly for his lifle.
"It is a real turkey." said ho "and he's
somewhere in tlio hollow."
The hollow was made by a depression
of the ground about fifty yards from tho
homo front and running parallel with it.
Upon its further side was a decayed
stump some four or live feet high, stand
ing below the sloping banks, and with
its top just visible from the house. Of
this stump tho portion next to the slope
had so fallen away as to leave a large
cavity, eapablo of containing a man.
Tho gobble indicated tho turkey's
whereabouts pretty definitely.
"He's some where near that stump,"
said Arthur, "perhaps inside of it, sit
ting up on tlio rotten wood toward the
top. I'm afraid he'll get high enough to
sec me. 15ut I'll make a circuit and
creep around where the ground is lower."
Jle went out at the back door.so as to
make sure of not being seen. Tho land
on our right, a few rods from the house
was very low, the descent stretching off
in crescent shapo until it reached tho
gully, which crossed it at a fair ritle-shot
distance from the stump.
Arthur, young as ho was, had already
become an excellent marksman, having
for two years posse?i-?l arille of Ids own,
which father bought him, and which was
almost always in his hands. Wo had no
doubt that, "with anything like an ordi
nary chance, ho would put a ball
through tho turkey's head, and return in
Hut somehow, after he went out, a
sudden thought seemed to striko mother.
Wasn't it strango that a turkey should
come so far out of the woods, anil keep
up such a gobbling in the hollow? Xo,
not strange, perhaps, nor very unusual ,
and sho wondered at her own uneasiness.
Hut her nerves had been shaken by poor
The house had a half-stry in front,
with two small windows above the
ground-rooms, and mother's feelings im
pelled her to run up there for a better
view. She wished to see where father
was, and, perhaps might discover some
thing ot tho wild turkey.
I was closo at her side. We saw father
with his rifle away off across the fields,
and the negroes at a distance from him
engaged in their work. Tho stump,too,
was visible nearly to its foot, and at in
tervals, we caught sight of Arthur care
fully working his way in a half cir
cuit toward the gully.
Father had evidently heard the turkey,
and was warily approaching the spot
where it seemed to be. His half stoop
ing posture showed that lie feared the
bird might get upon the stump and see
Suddenly mother started, and her face
had a look of ghastly terror. Some
thing which certainly was no turkey
rose a little above tho stump, between
its shattered rim and the grass of the
bank. I saw it, too, and my blood ran
It was something that greatly resem
bled the head of an Indian. We felt
that the face must be peering through
the grass toward my father, w'lule we saw
the black, gleaming hair behind.
Without doubt it was a Seminole war
rior in ambush, watching father's ap
proach. Mother gave an agoni.ed cry. "What
shall I do; oh ! what shall I elo 1" sho
Would not any signal or outcry sho
could make be misunderstood at such a
distance, and only hasten the eatai-tropho
since father was still thirty rods beyond
the Indian, and eighty from the house?
Then where was Arthur, who had now
disappeared? And should sho by a
sudden alarm cause him to show himself
might not the Seniinolo rise up and
shoot him on the spot ? She was dizzy
with her sense ot tlio dreadful situa
Hut in a moment I called out to her,
"There's Arthur, mother ! there's Ar
thur !" for I saw him among tho rank
gras, lying Hat upon tho ground, within
good ritlo-snot ot tlio stump, which lie
seemed to be watching intently.
Unco again the Indian s head was
shown slightly, and wo got an instant's
glimpse of Arthur's rifle, iiut tho black
hair disappeared, and the weapon was
Father was now so near tho scene of
danger that wo had no alternative but to
watch, terrible as was her anxietv,
mother now felt that Arthur had discov
ered what kind of game tho old stump
contained. Sho knew that tho Indian
could not firo at father without exposing
his own head, and that tho moment it
appeared it would bo covered by her
brave boy's rifle.
How our hearts beat lor the lew mo
incuts that intervened. Another gob
ble came from the stum). Father was
working his way stealthily toward it in
anticipation of a prize, and Arthur lay
as still as death in tho grass.
All at onoo wo saw tho sunlight glance
upon a lnaM of long raven hair thatroso
slowly abovo the gnarled wooel winch
had hidden it. Father was within tan
rods of tho spot. It was a dreadful mo
Our eves turned to Arthur. The grass
in front of the slight knoll where ho lay
was not high enough to interfere with
his aim as his elbow rested on the ground.
"Wo could seo him drop his young face
against tho breech of his gun. The bar
rel gleamed for a single instant.a pull of
sinoko streamed from the muzzle, aud he
leaped to his feet.
Hut thero was a still moro sudden leap
from the old stump, for an Indian, with
Hying hair and with his rillo still clutch
ed in his hand, sprang up and fell dead
against tho slopo which had concealed
him lrom lathers view.
Tho reunion which followed, when wo
I ran into each other's arms, joyful, yet
thrilled with consternation, I will not
Wo louiulllio eleail enemy to be a tall
young warrior, hideously painted, and
having in his belt a hatchet and a knife.
Ho had no doubt entered the gully
from tlio Hwanip, and seeing father at a
distance hail attempted to decoy him
within gunshot by imitating a wild tur
Tlio occasion proved to bo tho only
ono on which the Seniinolo war was
brought homo to us, as tho successes of
tho Tinted Slates troops afterward kept
tlio Indians at a distaiico lrom our neigh
"Congestion of tho brain, brought on
by over study," was tho verdict of a
London jury at an Inquest on the body
oi a ciiuii 'i years uiu.
A VtYsterii OMlunry.
1 lo is gone. Yes, ho is gone, but wo
havo his obituary. He lived out towards
the rear of a western state, and thero
also ho died. 'Ihat is enough about linn
let us wave him aside) our fight is with
tho obituary. 1 think it contains rhe-
tminnl t .1 ,.,,,! j I .. ,j 'I'l...., il t.n, .!....
luiiuu lmi ui.aiii.-.-'i a una ii. i.iiifa.
"While yet on tho threshold of ani
mated strife, and no unkind visions con
fronted linn on life s journey, overtaken
by tho still voice of the tomb, ho ro
sponded by enlisting in the great army
of tho unrelurning past."
1 do not think these ingredients are
mixed properly. If there wa a light,
and tho fight was in the house, "thresh
old" goes passably well with "animated
strife," but not otherwise. Hut I do not
think there was a lighu at that times lie
did not "enlist" until later, when he was
on a journey and was overtaken by tho
still voice of the tomb. His mistake lay
in "responding"!" ho could havo let on
that he did not hear, since it was a still
"While yet' the spring time of youth
blossomed on his locks, the cold touch
of an untimely frost fell upon and nipped
a life which was yet in bloom."
Now, you sec, there was no light after
all; ho froze to death.
"Hut thus it is; when the lamp of life
shines brightest its extinguishment pro
duces thickest darkness."
Ilo had his lantern with him; therefore
he could have been nothing but a scout,
sent out to hunt up the enemy. I think
it possible that thero was no tight.
"Life, at best, is but an exiled wan
dering pilgrim on a desert island, sur
rounded by tho boundless and merciless
sea of eternity, on whose barren coast in
evitable death awaits on every side its
Starved to death on an island, and
probably drowned into the bargain
"unawares." Life is full of troubles.
"lire yet tho fruits of manhood's lau
rel had ripened on his brow, he laid him
self to rest in communion with tho dead."
There is no reasonable fault to be
found with his not waiting for the crop;
for even if the laurel yielded a berry
which it does not it would not ripen
on a person's brow.
"Ere yet tho shadows of disappointed
hope daikened tho horizon of a dawning
future, ho reclined on his lowly couch to
mingle with the cold and forgotten
I do not like this. A person does
not travel with a couch and a lantern,
too, in such; a place as that. And why
"cold" dust! Is the warm kind prefera
ble? And did this man lie down and
cover up and peier out in tho natural
way, after all? There are many perplex
ing ditliculties about this history.
"During many long years,with that lil
ial affection which makes a child loved
by its parents, and respected by its
neighbors, ho has proven a husband,
father, son and brother."
Filial affection does not "prove" any
thing. Tho ollicial records of the coun
ty will show whether he was a father,
mother, brother and sister or not, but fil
ial affection is no sufficient evidence of
mere abstract pretensions like these.
"For his folks he lived."
That is all right let that pass; the
object of this inepiiry is what ho died
for that, and which thing it was that
killed him the most.
"J Jut now that the thunderbolt of
heaven has lallen upon the hearthstone
of their family circle"
"Why, good land, he was struck by
lightning! Take it all around, this is one
of the most checkered death beds that
has ever come under my observation.
Destroyed in light, frost-bitten, starved,
drowned, squelched in the tranquil
couch, splintered by tho bolts of heaven!
it is little wonder that he faded from
"It may not, perchance, have been
given him to climb the dizzy heights of
statesmanship, where Bacon and Hurke
wero so often heard, or fathom deeply
tho bosom of science, where Huxley and
Tyndall blroll with familiar stcu."
Tho nautical phrase is misplaced there;
one does not fathom a bosom, Neither
elo any but the most reckless people go
tramping around in such a place.
"Hut he is gone. He sleeps his long
last sleep, unconscious of thejnight winds
that chant the requiem o'er his grave,
or the vesper breezes that play among the
lonesome pine, making music as though
each bough played the strings of
Apollo's golden haip."
Very well, that is all square and right.
And all to his advantage, too, but he
missed his obituary. Ajipureiitlif by
jrrk Tiatin, in the Atlantic Monthly.
A l'uelii'iil tluvctnor.
Wiieiieas, It is a 'ood and ancient
custom to set apart after the harvest a
day for public thanksgiving and praise
10 vinnghiy uod,:
iow, therefore. I, John I). Lontr.Gov-
eriior, by and with tho advice of tho
Council, appoint therefore Thursday,
the twenty-fourth day of November
Unto thee, O (Joel, do wo give thanks.
Thou visitest tho earth and waterest
it. 1 hou blessest the eiiriiiL'iiiL' thereof.
Thou erownest the year with thy good
ness, llio pastures are clothed with
flocks : tho vallevs also are covered over
with corn ; they shout for joy, thev also
Blessed is he that considereth tho poor.
Come unto mo all vo that labor and
are heavy laden.and I will give you rest.
o I'alutcrot tho fruits and Uowirs,
Wo owiiThy wise design,
Whereby theso humble hands ot ours
May share tho work ot Thlno.I
Apart from theo wo plant In vain
Thu root aud sow the seed ;
Thy early and Thy later rain,
Thy sun and dew we need,
our toll Is sweet w Hli thankfulness,
our burden Is our boon ;
The curse ot earth s gray morning la
Tho blessing ot Its noon.
Aud sti'l with reverent hands we cull
Thy gills each ear renewed ;
Tlio good Is alwaj s beautiful
Tho beautiful Is good
(liven at the council chamber in Boston
this twenty-ninth day of October, in tho
year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and eighty-one, and of theiiule
peudeiico of the United States of Ameri
ca, the one hundredth and sixth.
John D Lonh,
By His Kxt'elleney tho Governor, with
the advice of llio council,
Hhnhy B. Peibin:, Secretary,
God save tho commonwealth of Massachusetts.
'PirtJi nnr Ttvnit i w imi vt tr t-
Drummed lu Their Deal li.
A most remarkable phenomenon was
witnessed in this city, being no less than
largo numbers of rats being enticed to
their death by the roll of drums. A
number of tho small boys of this city.
hearing it said that ralscoulel bo brought
out of their holes by tho beating of
drums, determined to try tho experiment.
So, procuring a number of these instru
ments of martial music, and half u dozen
dogs with a weakness for rat flesh, they
proceeded to a barn near Pearson's flour
ing mill, in which structure was known
to dwell many well-fed rodents.who sub
sisted on tho contents of tho grnin bins
near by. Stationing part of their num
ber with drums in tho hay-mow of the
stable, and tho others at tho doors with
tho dogs, everybody was eager for tho
fray. Tho drummers brought their
sticks down on tho taut calfskin, and
soon tho building shook to the very foun
dation with the deafening roll. Several
boys hail been statiotieel at various knot
holes in tho lloor of the hay-mow, and
these youlhsjpecring down into tho semi
darkness below,soon saw little twinkling
eyes appear at certain apertures all
around the apartment beneath. Tho
drumming was continued, and sharp
pointed noses and then sleek bodies of
rats came from the holes. Soon the rapid
rolling of the drums seemed to excite the
rodents to a point beyond self control,
mm i .. : , , , i
aiil-j Hi-gun iu caper nun whisk aroumi
the stable floor as if intoxicated. They
ran around the feed-bins in a wild chase
after each other. So rapidly did they
turn corners that their tails snapped
with a report like that of a bull-whack-
cr's whip, making tho Hour Ily from their
caudal appendages so as to fill the apart
ment with dust. Now was the time for
action. Tho boys with tlio dogs were
signaled, the doors were opened and the
hungry canines let in on them. The
unlortiinato rats seemed to be under r.
spell, andjmadc no attempt to seek their
holes. J' or live minutes slaughter reign
ed supreme ; when it hail subsided the
floor was covered with the bodies of
forty-three- rats. Again were the drums
called into requisition, and tho same
scene ensued again. This time thirty
oight rats bit the dust. The boys con
tinned their operations with their drums
ami dogs all the afternoon, and when
evening came there were piled up in
noni or mo siauie, mangled, cut and
torn, the boelies of 497 ratn : in fact, all
the rodents which had lived and thrived
for years on the "rain of the mill had
been totally exterminated. Areccastle
Fighting Witches in Russia.
To toituro a reputed witch is. sccminc;-
ly, a pursuit almost as congenial to the
agricultural Horussi.in as is tho prosecu
tion of Jews to tho Pomeranian opera
tive;. The latest achievement in tho form
er line is teported from Stangenwaldo in
the columns of the Dauziger "Zeitung."
potato.liawkcv.rcturninir from the Dan
zig market to her village with a lame
horse, was driving past the cottage of an
aged female, believed throughout the
countryside to be in league with tho
powers of darkness, when tho animal
came to a dead halt and declined to
proceed any further. This not unnatu
ral result of lameness and fatigue was
forthwith ascribed to a spell cast upon
tho horse by tho venerable dame inhabit
ing the cottage, and at a late hour the
same evening, the indignant polatohawk
er'ti husband and mother-in-law proceed
ed to haul the sorceress out of her bctl
and to inflict the most bai barons tor
ments upon her, with a view toward
compelling her to exorcise the demon of
which she had obviously caused the
horse to be possessed. They hacked her
lingers with knives, kicked her, trod
upon her faecyind beat her unmercifully.
Her screams aioused the neighborhood,
and between forty and fifty peasants
were soon assembled in the poor old
woman's dwelling, where they gave all
imaginable encouragement to "her brutal
tormentors. One burly bumpkin voltin.
tcered to fetch a razor wherewith to sev
er the arteries of her wrists. Another
produced a rope, end was ndiustinira
clumsily-tied noose around her neck,
with tho avowed intention to hang her,
when she was re-eucd from bis clutches
by tlio district physician from Carthaus,
who happened to be visiting a patient in
Stangenwalde, and who wii"s attracted, to
tho scene of tho outrage by shrieks of
Cutting linles In two.
The Now poit, of the New York nnd
Cuba Mail Stoanvdiip Company, ran in
to a school of sperm whales oft' the Del
aware capes on her last southward trip.
It was about S o'clock in the morning,
and dipt. John P. Sundberg says he
could see millions of them from the deck.
Ilo estimated the width of the school at
half a mjle and its length at twenty
ndles. The sea was smooth, the sun was
shining, and all the passengers wero on
deck. Tho vessel was steaming at fifteen
knots. Some of the whales were seven
ty feet long. One of them, about s'xty-
nve icei long, was struck by tho bow ot
the steamship at right angles and about
in tho middle of its body. The shock
iieuily threw the passengers from their
leet. At the moment ot tho collision
the whale threw up its flukes and del
uged the fore part of the deck. Com
misioner Allien S. Swan of the Brook
lyu Bridge, who was looking over tho
prow, was among the iaengors who
got drenched, 'llio whale, Cant. Suiul
berg says, was cut in two, the foro part
going to one side of the vessel and
the after part to the other. The sea was
colored with blood. Tho head was driven
down into tho water so far that when it
came up it aroso six feet above tho sur
face, in plain sight of thoso who were
looking over tho side. Tlio shock threw
tho steam steeriii!' trear temnorarilv out
of order, but otherwiso tho vessel was
A few minutes later a second whale
was cut in two almost in tho same man
ner as the hrst had been. Tlio head
went to tho port side, but the body passed
under the bottom nnd was struck by tho
propeller blades. Tho effect of this on
tho machinery alaimed tho engineer in
the engine room, who thought the blades
had struck a dri liner spar. Tho course
of tho vessel was then changed, and she
ran otu oi uie school.
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Why is the letter S like a sowing ma
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A screw fish lins linnn ninrrlit nff STnn
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When a bee is humming about you
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But few persons arc aware of tho great
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Alfred Speer is known lo be the largest
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Some people can't come to an under
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Fashionable women of New York re
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dogs. This is the too utterly uttermost
phase of the too-too mania yet reported.
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"How sensibly your little boy talks!"
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Comets are getting so plenty that Ju
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It is a pitiful thing to hear a young
lady say something tastes like mous'tache
cosmetic, and then change color and try
to look unconcerned and indifferent.
It is believed by the Atlanta "Consti
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Tho professional pedestrian is not
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Three speculators in mtninr' stock w ero
killeel by a cave-in in a mine in which
they were inspecting iu New Mexico.
Death loves a mining shark.
Piii'pr.MT.. A new boarder at tho
Occidental gazeel fixedly at his plato tho
other morning, and then said :
"Is there n reliablo physician stopping
in this house?"
"Yessir," said tlio waiter.
"Good surgeon, loo; eh ;"
"Believe o, sir."
"Then just see if ho is in his room be
fore I start on this breakfast. I had a
brother choked to death on a bteak like
that once, aud I'm bound to take all tlio
necessary precautions.- .Mm 'Yaneisco
Here is a castle It is llio home of an
editor. It has stained glass windows anil
mahogany stairways. In front of tho
castle is a paik. Is it rot sweet? Tho
lady in the paik is tho editor's wife. She
wears a costly robe of velvet trimncd
with gold lace, and there aro pearls and
rubies iu her hair, Tho editor sits on
the front stoop, smoking an Havana
segar His little children are playiig
with diamond marbles on the tessel'itcel
tloor. The editor can ulloid (o I'm in
Mjle. He gits siM'iitvfho dollars a
month wage. Micw trUmn, Vr'imr,