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lu MAK, CON30I.1DATKD.)
Iinifd VfUly, every Vrldny mornlnt, nt
UlOOMBntllUI, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.,
it two pom.AM per ye nri M W discount allowed
thrn nail in ndvanen. To mtbicrlbmi om of the
count? ttio trran nro 3 per year, strictly In ndtanco.
iirNopapcrfltflcohtlnuod except nt tho option of
th publishers, until nil ftrro.ir.iifoa aro paid, but long
,'nil.nucd crrdlbt will not bo t'ltcn.
Ml papers sont out of tho slato or to dWant post
liUie pcrnuil I" i.uiuunim luuiu U.-MUIIIU1. w ;
, uti-rintlon duo on demand
i pay tho
post AtlK Is no lonicr exacted from subscrlbera In
a 1 r
MMplete. and our Job lTlnllnR will compare fat urn-
My with Ihatot the law ciUiw. All work dono ou i
,tmd. ncaUy and nt moderate Orion .
The Jobbing Department of tho Coi.umiiun 11 very
"oinplrtf. find our 'Job Printing will compare fatora-
demand, neatly and nt moderate pi Ions.
' A T T 0 II N U Y-A T-L A W,
Colchhiam licit niso. Mootmburg. Pa
orai) r 3f tho I'Mb'.. States Law Association,
r, '. II n- ie ule in i;iy pit of Atni'rtc.i or Kunpo.
I W M.I.Kit,
A ttorn oy-nt- l,nw.
onu" second door froi.1 1st National Bank.
in Kal's llflii.niNil.
, y & W J. MICK A LEW,
llloomst ikk, fa.
I) Mali' Sticct, first door below Courtllouie
Til M CLARK,
'tib-i. rcr S"h'ivlei ' Hardware store.
k, n. i.tT".r- nn
rjl II A U. H. LITTLE,
' ATTOKNKYN-AT-IiA iV,
iinieeln Wr'. hulldlnir.neeond floor. ronm No.
FltASK 5! A Hit,
A ti oT'noy-at-7 jixw.
omeo corner of Centra and Main Streets. Clark's
(!an b? c-finvilleil in Gcrmnn,
y E. CIIAPIN,
Vav bo found In IIECOllDErt'S OKPICR In the
court House. s-ept. 10, -et, o-m.
1 EO. E. ELWELL,
A T TO ENE Y-A T-L A W,
Kkw Coi.uaniAN hcildino, Woomsburg, Pa.
Member of the United States Law Association,
collections maUo In any part of America cr Europe
I. 8. WIHTKKSTKEN.
KKOIIR .t WINTERSTEEN,
A LI oviioyts-nt-Law.
omcolnllnrliniirs K'.ock, Comer Main and Mar
ket streets, lllooniEljiim, 1'n.
tQfJ'eimons thd J'ountirt Collected.
OMeeln llrowcr'rt Dloek. oLedoor below Urockway
onico III II.. 1. Clark's liulldlni,', second l)'"r, over
Hoffman's, ilournnd fcid htoie.
Oct. 8, 'so.
T H. MAIZE,
' ATTORN EY-AT-LAW
JUSTICE OF 'J HE PEACE.
onieolnMis. Knt'a building tblid door from Maui
street. May 20
A troi Ti(js-at-LriVi
.laekaon lUiililir.p, Rf( inn 4 and 5,
rM. I. I.Vl'.ULY.
Collections ircn.r'ly made and remitted. Office
oinn?lte en ai-m nepolt Dank. tm-3a
vrr II. i:lH',
A T T O R X E Y-A T-L A W ,
Ofllce, eorni r o' Third and Main Streets
L. FRIT;. Atlnrncr.nl L-iw. OlTice
, In liruckwaj ' llulldlni;. Juno H, 'SI
EBUOKINDHAM, Atinrnev-at.Law. Of
.lice, llrockwnj's IlulldlUK 1st lloor, lilooms
bum, I'l'imU. may f 'SO-t f
U. BARK LEY, Atloi ney-ul.Law, Office
In nrower's bulhlliiff, 8n.1 s'ui . Itooiub 4 & s
B. ROBISON, Attoriit-y-dl-Law,
In Hartman's bulldlnK.Malu
It. WM. M. REHER,r5iirgeon and I'liyni
clan ornce Markt ureit. Near depot.
JR. EVANS, M. D., Biirpeon nnd Physi
. man, (OiV.co und litDldence on Third street
JB. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and Phy
, stclan, north sldo Main street, below Market,
rK. J critUTTER
OISlco, Nf rth Market street,
Oct. t, '79. IUoomsburg, J'a.
jyt. I. L. RABB,
Main streot, opposite Kptscopal Church, uioouii.
iv Teeth attracted vi Ithout pain.
OCt. 1 18T.
W. H HOUSE,
IjLOOxMSBUPvG, COL. 00. PA.
All styles of work dono In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented Tumi Kxthict-
nn without I'ain by the uso or uas, ana
freoof chargo vOien urtltlclal teeth
omce- oer lUcoir.sburg Balking Cimpany.
Jo be open at alt hou' during the day
p M. DKINKKU, UUN ami LOCKSMITH
bowing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re-
tured. Orxiu IIousk Building, Illooinaburg, Pa
AVII) LOWKNHKUO. Merchant Tailor
in i.w t r.ii lir.RW, .ur
Main tit., above Central Hotel.
T H. KUIIN, dealer li. Mwl, Tallow, etc.,
1 Centra streot, between Second and Third,
Bflgaluat his old stand under EXCHANGE 110
'I EL, and has as usual a FJKbT-CLASS UAItliKU
ouur. no icspocttu
Ho icspocifuliy hol.rlts tlio jiatroDflire ft
W. R. TDBBS, PROPRIETOR
JMiin aud ooimmlont sauiplu rooms. Bathrooms
Uotaud cold water, niffl all! modern couveuleiicjs
rf 7; in 18
in BIiWBLL. 1 .,..
J. Z, BITr3M3ElfDEll f Fr&prlatOrt.
Vlio Baokus AVatoi Motor
is tiu: MOST
Eeotiomicitl Power Known
DRIVING LIGHT MACHINERY.
It takes but little room.
It never rets outof.ropatr.
it can not blow up.
It needs ho fuel
Thero Is no delay; noflrlnj upj no nshoi to clean
nwoyj no extra Insurance to pay; bo repair
ing ncecsiary; no coal bills to pay,
nnd It Is.alwajs ready for uso.
It Is invaluable for blowing Church organs, for
running Printing Presses, Sewing Machines. Turn
ing Lathes, Scroll Sans, Orlnd Stones Coffee Mills,
sausage Machine, Feed cutters, Corn Mills, Llcvn-
l'our horso power at 40 pounds pressure of wa.er.
It Is noiseless, neat, compact, steady, and above alt
IT IS VERY CHEAP.
Send for circular to tho llaekus Water Motor Co.,
Newark, N. .!., stating name of paper you sw ml. I
Price, I5iof30ii. Sept. 8ii-tf
B, F. SHARPLESS,
Cor. Centre nnd Hall Iliad Sl near J,. I). Depot.
Lowest Prices will not bo undersold.
Manufacturer of MINK CAH WHEELS, Coal llrenk
cr and llrldgo Castings, Wuter Pipes, Stoves, Tin
ware, Plow?, IKON FENCE, and all kinds of Iron and
Brass 0' stings.
The rrglnnl Montrose, Iron beam, right hand
left hand, nnd side hlU Plows, the fu st In tho mark
et, nnd all kinds of plow repairs.
Cook Stoves, Hoom Stoves, and Stoves for heating
stores, fchool houses, churches, Ac. Also tho larg
est stock of repairs for city stores, wholesale and
retail, such as Fire Brlck.Orates, Cross Pieces, Uds
tc. Ac, Htovo Pipe, Cook Hollers, Skllllta, Cake-
Plates, large Iron Kettles, (20 gallons to IX barrels)
Farm Hells, Sl"d Soles, Wagon Boxes,
"Allentowii Bone Manure"
PLASTEIt, SALT, &0 4c.
Jan , S0-iy
L. T. SHARPLESS,
WHOLESALE AND It ETA I Ii DEALER IN
STAPLE AND FANCY NOTIONS
His stock comprises scarlet, White and Mixed
TJT 1ST D E H "W E A. IR
for Ladles, dents and Children, Cotton, Merino, ana
Woolen HOSIEUY, Ladlos' Nubias, Hood) and
(Moves, Lneo and Embroidered Collars and
Ties, Plain and Fancy Neckwoar,
and Hows, Ladles and dents plus, Earrings,
COLLAR AND CUFF BUTTONS
nnd Chains, Cents Castor, Buck nnd Kid, lined
GLOVES and MITTENS,
LAUNDUIED AND UNLAUNDItlED SHIRTS,
COLLARS AND CUFFS,
Shoulder Braces and Suspenders, Cardigan Jackets,
Blue Shirts and Overalls, Alpaca, dlughamand
Cotton Umbrellas, Writing Paper, Envelopes,
PENCILS aud CRAYONS,
Flour Sacks, drocer'a Bags, and
To arrive, a variety of Corsets, Including Dr.
Warner's Flexible hip and
Making h's purchases as ho does ot manufacturers
and their agents he proposesto make prices that
will compare favorably with tho best
Xj. T. SHARPLESS,
Oct.ss SI t-f
FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING
The uiitown Clothier, has lust received a fine lino
oi rsuw uouum, uuu ts jreiiurvu iu iuuku up
FALL AND WINTER SUITS
For Men and Bus in tho neatest manner and Latest
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
Hat Si Cnpgi &c-
Always cn hand. CallnndExnmlnc. EVANS' BLOCK
oorncr Main nna iron streets,
PLUMBIKO, GAS FITTING,
STOVES and TINWARE.
E. B. BROWBR
Has nunhased the Bto k and Business of f. Hatren-
buch.and Is now ptrrated to do nil kinds of work
mnis line, riumuing ni.a i,iif i inn g ubpeciuuy,
i inwure, stoves,
In n great vailety. All work dono by
Main Street corner of Hast.
H LOOMS It (J no, Pi.
N. S. TINGLEY.
Announces to tlio public that he Is piepared to .
ail KlllUd oi
promptly and at reasonable pi Ices. Now la th? sea-
And Tingle) 's the place lo get a prorcr lit
Shop over Blllmejer's (Jrocery, forcer of Main aud
MiKAH IIKOWN'S IX8UHANC1J AHUN.
l'V. II 01 cr'a now bulldlmr. Main utieet. lllooina-
-r.tna Jnsurauoo Co , of Hartford, Conn, it,078,w
ko) ai oi i.ncrpuui,..., ,
Vlre ABsoclallon. I'h Udelrhla
rhinnlx. of London r..vui,ajv!
Ilarttorlof llarlford.. 3,3,uoo
I Hprluiflleldl'lre nud .Marino J.uvssa
Iho nscnrlc nro din ct, pollclw urn written t)
London i-aiicanure, oi wiKianu i.iwi.w.
, ,u iiuitiuiuwui uuy ueiuy iu xut inicn
Blooiuhbuiir. Ocl. K8, sl-tf
llouralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of tho Chost, Gout,
Quinsy, Soro Throat, S well n as and
Sprains, Burns and Scalds,
Goneral Bodily Pains,
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted Foot
and tars, and all othor Pains
No Preparation on earth f nuali Ft. Jacobs Oil m
a r'V,iiifr,A,ir0aiid r,i;iKxteriiHl ltenicdy.
A trial emails but tho coniparalll ely trifling outlay
of no Cnils. nnd every one Millerlng with I'lln
can have cheap and jmisUIvu proof of it claliui.
Directions lu Eleven Languages.
80LD BY ALL DRUQQIST3 AND EEALEES III
A. VOGELER & CO.,
yinlllmorc, 3TJ., V. 3. JL
Valuable Heal Estate
PRIVATE S AtE !
The tinderblgued AdmlnlMralor cvm testamcnto
annexoof Peter Applernan.lato of Benton township,
deceated, effes Iho follow Ing described premises at
rrlvato s ile. All that portion of tho following de
scribed THACT OF LAND, in Benton towishlp,
bounded as follow;: On the noith by lands of It. L.
F. Colley, J. F. Chaplu and A. Wilkinson, on th
west by lands of Ell McIIiLry. JoLn K. Applcman
and Peter Ijiubach, on the south by lands of Wil
liam Hulme and Margaret Dildlnc, and on tho east
by lands of Bcuten II. DaMs and Stott E. Colley,
containing EKlinY-KlQHT ACHES, more orloss,
whereon aie erected a two-story FItAMK HOUSE,
Bank Ham, wagon houso nnd other out-bulldtngs.
Only that portion 1 Inp on the west sldo of Fishing-
creek will bo sold.
Also, all that tract of land situate in Benton town
ship, bounded on the west by lands of Itebecca Con
ner, on the north by lands of I lie heirs of Thomas
DaMs, deceased, ard J. F. Cliapln, on the south by
lands of Ezeklel Cole, containing EUI11TEKN
ACHES, moro or lebs, unimproved land. Will bo sold
as a w bole or In parcels to suit purchasers.
Terms mado known on application to
I. K. KItlCKIIAUM,
aug. 6-tf Carnibra. Pa.
Valuable Real Estate
FRl-VA-XE SALE 1
TIIE IiAKOlC FLOUKINC1 MILL
In Hemlock township known I s the
ts offend at PlilVA'JESAI.E. This mill Is 47 foet
by M) feet and contains
FOUR PA I US OF BUltRS.
Utuallj lunbj water lower, but hasastcamen-
glno to run It In time of unusually low water. It has
A Large Custom Trade
andlhcro Is a bargain In II. Tor further particulars
M. S. A1TLBMAN.
ah kinds of Watches. Clods and Jewelry neat
ly repairea ana warraniea.
may it. to-u
i'ain In t lies lliu lc nntl Side,
There Is nothing morn p.ilniul than thcs
dlvases; but the p 1 ..in )' removed and
tho dbeas.i cmcd 'ij . i Perry Davis'
Thbi i-fineily U not n .'heap llcnzln
nr l'4'tiob'iiiu iinitltut that i,Hmt Im, kejit
iMiiy frinii tlr nr tient It, nulil ibinger
uf cspbioliiu, nor N It mi untried .'ipt-rl-iiii'iit
Hint limy do more liai-in tlimiKooil.
Pnln tClllcr lu.i been In constant uso
for forty jears, and the universal testimony
from all pans ot the world is, It novor
falls. It not ii!) i HU-ta a permanent cure,
but It relieves pain almost Instantaneously.
Being a purely veg table remtdy, It Is safe
In the hands of the ni't inexperienced.
Tho record ot cures by Iho uso ot Pus
Kli.mil would fill vi lumen. The following
extracts from letters reielvcd bhow what
those who have tried It think:
Edgar Cady, Owatonna, Minn,, says :
About u )i ir .luce in)' slfa Ui-uiuu fubiect
to wnt-fti tinleilnir from rtiuuiimtlHiii. (lur
rtwort rHf t t4C Iuin Kili.i.u, Mhlt-h vpoedlly
Charles Fowrll writes from tee Sailors'
1 hud U mi ntlUibvl three venri itli neuraltrift
aud violeiiUpiuiiiHof tlmvtouiBch. Tho dot'tom
at Wetinliit-r Ho.plUl kra,o up my eon, In
deapilr. 1 trl.nl your l'IN KlLl.Lll.mid It ifate
lue liniueiihti, nhef 1 bavn revalued mr
trvutrtli. hikI itm no ublo to fallow lay u.uu
G.H. Walworth, Saco, Me., writes:
I eiiH rli'iiu'd liiuiietll.itoHlU'f from pain In
ulile by tlio umj if ) our I'ain Killeiu
1 ha u Ufud your Pain K u.i.ku for iheumatiim.
and hate nwhcl irreit UiiLilt
Barton Seaman kava :
Dtiii hate fouinj It u nmrjuxlxny j
j,H,t unu I ti nii.iiii i.ir iuty jv
1 1 n.i tr ruiMo trite n Uef In rawia of rhcumilltm.
I'tm. oiibert, somerset, Pa., writes :
From actual ue. 1 Vuow jourl'AIN Killkb
Ii the beat iiiealuue 1 ion fc-tt.
All druggists keep Pain Kiu.ik. its price
ii so low that U li within the reach ot all,
nnd It' ill sayo many times Its cost lu doc torn'
MU(k 'use, sue. and Vl.oo a bottle. I
VERRY DAVIS & SON, Proprietor
Provldonco, R. I.
HirRBsiHW Tint roi.iowiNil
AMKRIGAN IXSl'llANCK C'OMl'ANIKSi
I vpninln nr Munev lv: lisMtRtllil.
North Aineilcaii of 1'lilUden hlu, i n.
rraiiKiiii oi -
Pennsylvania of "
l'armo tor ori, i'n.
llanovrot Now York.
ilanliillan of New York. .
oni'o on ainiKetsum, u. o, iiiumsu
ost. u, t(i-iy
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2,
It was tho tlmo of Autumn,
When leaves nro turning brown,
drcen to yellow nnd pled to black;
And soma wcro tumbling down.
It was tho tlmo of Autumn,
When fruits are gathered In,
Home tor tho pros i, some for tho vat,
And soma for tho miller's bin.
Then poor men foil a-ptaylng,
For that their work was o'er i
And rich men fell a-slghlng,
That thoy could play no more.
For tho Summer-tlmo Is a morry tlmo,
If a man havo leisure to play;
Hut tho summer.tlmo Is n weary time,
To him who must work all day.
Then thanks to UoJ tho Ulvcr,
Who lou'S both great and small!
To every one Ho something gives,
But to no man gives all.
The rich whocareth for hlmsolf
Finds, after pleasure paini
But tho toller whom Ood careth for
Hosts, and Is glad again.
UV 8. 8. CONiNT.
A pilgrim onco (so runs an ancient tale),
Old, worn, and spent, cropt down a shadowed vale:
on either hand ro3o mountains bloak nnd high;
Chtll was tho gusty air, and dark tho sky;
The path was rugged, and hU feet were bare;
Ills faded cheek was seamed by pain and care;
HU heavy oyes upon tho ground wero oast,
And every step seemed feebler than tho last.
Tho valley ended hero a naked rock
Hoso sheer from earth to heaven, as it to mock
The pilgrim who had crept that toilsome way;
But while his dim and weary eyes essay
To find an outlet, In the mountain sldo
A ponderous sculptured brazen door ho spied,
And tottering toward It with fast-falling breaUi,
Above the portal read, "The (Utk of Burnt."
lie could not stay his feet, that led thereto:
It yielded to his toich, nnd passing thiough,
He came Into a world all bright and fa'r;
Blue were tho heavens, nnd balmy wns the air;
And, lo ! tho bloodjof youth was In his veins,
And ho was clad In robes that held no stains
Of his long pilgrimage. Amazed, bo turned:
Behold 1 a golden door bjhlnd him burned
In that fair sunlight, nnd his wondering ej es,
Now lustrcful aud clear as thoso now skies,
Free from the mists of age, of care, and strife,
Above tin-portal read, "Tug (Ura or Lira."
Harper' Afagatine or December.
THE PINE TREE.
It mav have been that Dan Bresford's
ln.'iltfi wis liooi or it mav havo been that I
health was pool, or it may n.n
his ,ncM 7 . -! t? : A . L A ..I "
latter but certain it is that m October
lie found it necessary to drop otlice-work
and take another run into tho mountains
for rest, as he had done early m the May
No doubt the failiiiLC health would
havo found any fresh air and out-of-door
life bcneficifil.but memorv and Bonietbincr
else argued that the region of the South
Park was tho very best to bo had, and
tbat Tom Larkin s ranch afforded the
linest accommodations of any in the
mountains, witheut mentioning the
sweet eyes, tho winning voice and the
trim firmro of nrcttv Bessie Larkin. old
Tom's only daughter.
It may have been that Dan Bresford
onU ruinmnbored tho L'lorious morniuL's.
t in nericei uavs. inu iraiiouii eveuiiitTH
that only the fieBli breath of the pines
and the companionship of tho great
peaks called him back to the littlo ranch
In the South Park, but when he dropped.
travel-stained and weary, from Ins sad-
die at the well remembered door, and
saw. dimlv outlined in the flicker of tho
fire-light within, a certain lorm mat lie
had not forgotten all Hummer long, tho
..I. .... . . . - ....
folly of furtherdeceit was swept tar from
him. nnd in the L'lad beat of his heart
lie lotiiia ail mat no nan coino lor vue i
. . . . i.-i . r... .1.-
full joy of being onco again m tho I
presence of the only woman whom ho
For ho would not disguise it now. not
even from tho true-eyed who gave him
bur hand with a littlo tremor and a triad
blush, when her old father had greeted
tlm r retnrnine cuest. aiu ca e her lor-
ward, nnd Bessie saw in Bresford's face
nil tli.it. nlin lmrl di-nmned siime be bado
her good-bye,fivo months before ; so that
without a word, two Hearts were nappy
in tho mountain ranch that night.
Two hearts, aud perhaps three; for old
Tom had somo fresh tobacco, and, more-
over, ho admired the "citv chap" as ono
among a thousand, being capable and
willing to enduro n frontiersman's life
without a murmur but not tlio lourtli.
For there was a fourth.
Carl Desmond, old Tom's assistant, was
Carl was a newcomer, a man some for-
ty vears of age, whoso past was utterly
unknown to the ranchers about tho park,
but who had proven himself a good
huntsman and herdsman, and who had
found u home m tho cabin of loin
Larkin three months before.
Since his advent littlo had been learn
ed of him exeeot that ho had come from
"the river," nnd whether an out-law or u
murderer no one knew. It was enouch
to these roimh hewed diamonds that tho
man was a goon snot, nrave nun civu ;
i , i i ?
they careil for littlo else, and so.iilthough
a comparative stranger, ho had already
made himself a place m tho park.
And he had done more. Ho had lad
en deeply in lovo with Bessio Larkin.
The girl knew it, hut even uoioro
Bresford's second advent the thought of
any lover but one was distasteful to her,
and little wonder is it that she had looked
with moro and moro coldness upon tho
gathering passion of this half German,
halt-ripauish suitor, until ho had grown
almost desperate at tho girl's resistance.
And now that isrestord had appeared
-now that tho lovo light which ho had
striven in vain to awaken burned in
Bessio s eyes now that tho lovers
other's affection Carl Desmond saw that
his suit was doomed to certain failure,
And as tho night grew over old Tom's
noli this man's heart was far from hap.
,, but within it despair held sway, aud
tor a fierce desiro for revenge.
later a fierce desiro for revenge.
Hut even as this took lorm tho native
cunning of the unsuccessful lover plan
ncd for him, and, trom tho day that ho
came, liresiord louud JJesmond an a
rent frieiid.thoughtfiil, willing and silent,
yet ever at his side, with suggestion or
information, if desired.
From the first the newcomer was
leased, but Bessie, knowing moro than
ier lover of tho man. doubted the intent
of Desmond's acts and so it happened,
ono glorious evening, ns Hresford and
the girl wero returning from a long
c.hiiui- lining inu piuiii, uuu rouo eioso
iiigumui in vuu goiueii, purpiiug iwiiigni.
tlmt fell from tho great peaks overhead,
that tho mnitlcn, filled with n vnguo
dread of something terrible to come, told
JJan tlio storyof JJeflinontl h lovoior her, I
of his ttasslonate offer, his rejection, and,
lastly, of her fenr that ho would seek re-
venge upon him, her own dni ling, under
the guise of fiiendship.
11 ies fold leaned from his saddlo and
kissed the sweet face so close to his, and
laudicd joyously nnd low.
"I'ut nwny such terrors, my love. Tho
man may hate mo, but I can pity him,
knowing what ho has lost. Ho will never
do me harm. wli
"But you will bo careful you will
watch him?" whispered lJossio,her plead
ing eyes upturned.
lut neitlior saw the shadow that crept
from ainoiitr tho sago brush behind them
and vanished in the gloaming.
Ami so Jircstord wns warned ; out lie
smiled incredulously as tho thought of
tho matter later. True, this man Dcs
moud might have loved Bessie for how
could ho Tielp it! but 'twas only sorrow,
not revenge, that filled his heart nnd eyes
with sadness, and Dan felt far more" of
sympathy than of distrust for tho man.
The days passed, and autumn looked
toward winter. The pines upon the
mountain side grew more nnd more som
bre, and seemed daily to wrap their
mantles of feathered branches more close
ly about them, ns if preparing for the
coming ot the
The mountains themselves wero tipped
with white, nnd the park grew dun-col-
ored and brown. Night becamo chill,
and tho open lire in the yawning ciiitn-
ney a necessity ; tlio sun looked lar
away, and a thin sheet of ice often
covered the shallows in tho river nt the
break of dav. All nature was at rest,
her vcars worn done, waiting hour by
hour the coming ot winter.
Bresford hunted, fished and rode, and
with him almost constantly was his prom
ised wife. 1' or old Tom had been in
terviewed, and his consent to the union
At tJhiistmas tune a wedding was to
take place nt the mountain ranch, and
then tho young people wero to depart
for Denver, whither the old man was to
follow them in tho spring.
The neighbors knew about the en-
gagement, and it pleased them ; for Bros-
ford's friendly, unassuming ways had
won him a place in the rough lieaits ot
the ranchers, and tho coming wedding
was looked forward to with anticipations
of pleasure by all tho inhabitants of that
portion ot the park.
Tho first snow had come, when one
y "J". as rcon steppe t iron
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the cauin tioor to iook at tne sny ana
was met bv Carl Desmond. '
"(rood moriiiiifr. sir." said the latter,
'Do you hunt to day f
"1 was just debating the question, ' re
turned Dan. "I should like some fresh
venison, if it could be had, but I fear the
ueor nave all gone soutn.
'Alost ot them have sir ; but yester-
day I discovered the trail of seven elk
in Horse Gulch, leading into the nioun-
tains. We might overtake the animals,
if you cared to try. In fact, I atn sure
wn could, for they travel slowly in the
snow, and we ought to be able to bag a
couple. It may take two days, though.
"Uy Jove 1 1 am with you if it takes
four days, if we can get some elk !" cried
Bresford, with true hunter spirit. "Shall
vre m.iii,.ii.uiiui.' i
"I can be ready in an hour," leplicd
"And T also," replied Dan
And so they separated.
JNo tnougnt ot ireaeiiery nan conio to
the younger man as he agreed to the
trip, which would make him the sole
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companion oi ins ueieaieu nyai iur u
full day or more ; but when ho told Bes-
sic, ami stooped to Kiss lier gooti-oye.ner
face was like the dead.
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- un, my iui, miuniiiipui, nut
with him not with him !
"Why, sweetheart V said Bresford,
soothingly. " ou aro wrong to sus
peet tho man so. lie lioeB not Hate
"But, darling," returned her lover,
ciosincr ner lips Willi a Kiss, "i nave
promised and must go. Do not be fool
lsh. Onlv a little time, and I shall be
with you always. Good-bye, my pet'
eoou oye tin to-iiiuiruw mum.
And, before the girl could even cry
out, Bresford was gone.
It was a little before nine in the morn
ing when tlio two huntsmen, each thor
oughly armed and furnished with rations
for a two days' tramp, struck the trail of
tno oik. u was past lour iu uiu .-uier-
noon, and growing 3 duskish, when they
made their first halt, tar down among
tho beetling crags ot the inountaiiiH,
tweuty miles from tho park and half as
larlrom tho nearest ranch or road.
Iho men seated themselves upon a
great boulder, looked at each other and
'What do you think 7 queried Bres
ford. "I'm a tender-foot, you know, but
1 11 obey your orders if 1
theso lonc-horus into New Mexico,
11,41.- Ill lUllUlY
"well, sir, said Desmond, deteren
tially, "if you aro willing, 1 think we
had better stick to it a bit longer. We
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cannot bo far from tho south branch of
the Platte, and, when wo find that, we
will camp. If it docs not snow, wo can
follow the trail to-morrow, and certainly
overtake our game. If it does suow, we
can follow tho river out to tho park and
"All right I" replied Dan, tossing his
rifle to his shoulder again. "Thou let's
They Btaited ou. In less than an
hour, nud while vet light enough re
liiaiued to note their surroundings, they
found tho river frozen, from shore to
shore, followed it far enough to enter a
deep gorge, where at a certain point
they louud an air hole
lo and open water,
;d and decided to
d there they
They built their firo upon n narrow
strip of beach, closo beneath a monster
pino that grew from the cliff-side above
aud fairly overhung them. They ate
their jerked venison, drank their river
water, and smoked their pipes. Mean-
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water, and smoked their pipes.
time, tlmo waned.
l'lie night was still at first, but now
and again from far above them fell tho
- laiui moan ot somo hurrying wind over
head, and dark, ragged clouds drifted
continually across the narrow ribbon of
uight-sky visible between tho canyon
As timo passed, tho sound increased,
and littlo mists of iov wind catno sween.
ing up tho narrow gorge with a hollow
nnd lonesome sound,
At last, when they were preparing for
i pest, uesmond Bind s
i ii iear a storm. it it comes,
hunt is up."
"Well, Hfiid llrcsford, "then so it
must be. We can nt least reach home,
isr the river is our trail, htorni or no
storm, however, we must rest
And, so saying, ho stretched hiiinelf
upon tho ground between the firo nnd
the rook wall, and, weary and worn, he
wii9 soon slumbering soundly, And, as
ho slept, tho night grew colder nnd tho
storm fell. Wild and fierce without the
canyon, even thero it sifted tho driftinc
snow in great whlto clouds, nnd the un
gry wind shrieked and moaned, and
shook tlio cull trees with a
Ilow Jonij ho slept, Hrestord never
know : but ho was awakened roiitrhlv,
and strivinir to tiso he fell imain, and
found himself bound hand and foot. A
terrible chill ran through his blood, and
a hand seemed grasping his throat s he
strtmgled for utterance, and cried nloud
A lauuli, half-dcmonieal nnd altogeth
er horrible, rang low in his car, mid the
"I nm here 1"
Ho turned his head. Desmond sal at
his side, contemplating him with an ex
pression of fiendish icy, his eyes wild
and glaring, his face lit by the flickering,
flaming fire with an unearthly light.
'i am hero 1 Uh, you
loot I ou are
mine now 1 See, I have marked your
death-spot over your heart 1" And ho
touched Bresford's hunting-jacket, where,
with a dead eoa1, tho man had drawn a
black circle upon tho buckskin. "Within
that rniL' 1 shall send my iiullct. l ooi
fool 1 Did you think Carl Desmond
would lose tho game so easily 1 Why,
boy, I've killed men for lesser women
than Bessie l.aikin ; and should I let a
slriiiling like you e;
arry olt the only girl
I ever loved ? for I do love her. Never!
But let me tell you. I drove tho elk all
this way two days ago, so that I might
entice you to follow the trail to this spot.
1 sought this gorge, became hero tho
water is deep and swift, and when you
aro dead I shall cast von, ritlo and nll,
down yonder air-hole, and you will never
bo seen again ! Listen ! The
calling for you !"
He raised his hand. Tho hollow
sound of the rushing water struck chill
upon the young man's ear. Ho shod
"(Jome, cried the other. "1 meant to
let you sleep until later, but the storm
has broken and I must hasten. I will
tell them we were lost, and separated in
the snow. 1 reach home you do not
1 marry Jiessie. Sl-o .'
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the wall of rock behind the fire in such a
position that he could easily aim at him
then retired some four rods through the
whirling snow, ;
to his face.
mil raised his heavy title
I'll give you while I
"Pray, fool 1
the tiro leaped and its light lell upon
the face of Bresford as upon the feat
ures of a corpse. The wild wind swept
shrieking through the canyon and the
mighty pino overhead writhed and
"limes up. ttood-hy 1 But wait!
Aiiotner cnatiee. win you give inc gin
up? Go back to Denver and never re
turn t Leave her forever, if I let you
Bresford's eyes gathered fire ; the chill
blood leaped to his cheeks
".No ! '
And tho wind shrieked even moie
"Then die !"
The desperado's arm was already
raised ; his face was against his ritle
stock, his deadly eye along its barrel,
when there raged through tho gorge tho
most terrible stormlmrst which the night
had yet known, bringing with it a dense
white cloud ot snow, and even as it
swept about the camp lire a sudden sharp
crackling and rending sound was heard,
followed by a dull anil ominous roar, and
with n power immeasurable the great
pine overhead was torn from its roots
and hurled deafening thunder into the
the canyon deneath.
And when the storm lightened, bres
ford still leaned against the rock wall ;
the camp-fire still blazed and flickered
before him ; but beyond it lay, tho
mighty mass of the fallen tree, splintered
and torn, and Desmond was gone.
Slowly and with much pain the bound
man writhed toward the embers of tho
tire, and rolling this way and that, sue
ceeded in burning the withes that eon
lined him, so that he broke them from
Then ho crouched all night before the
still furious storm, and in half-delirium
awaited the morning.
When it came, pale and trembling,
yet tilled with a strange delight, as ll
borne into a new world, liresiord hur
riedly quitted the seeno of the night's
horror, followed the winding course ot
the river to the plain, and so northward
until lie reached homo again, just ns an
expedition was about to start out.headed
lV old i uiu, to neiii eii iur inu wu mum,
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I ..ft 1 , . 1 ! 1 I .,
I iiuee wl-ukn iiiicr nu wns inmiicu. jiui
there was ono lacking among the wedding
uuests, anil tho neighbors said, "Poor
Desmond, lor they supposed him lot
iu tho snow.
But tho groom knew where, crushed
and buried beneath a mighty pine, his
enemy lay, and iu his heart ho gave
thanks for the great tree which had
stricken down the murderer's hand and
saved his life in the midnight and the
Mr. Martin A. Connolly, a merchant
in Oil City, l'a., writes: "1 inherited
ill-health from my parents, who wero
both Bhort-lived. 'My wifo is a sickly
littlo woman, and has suffered consul
erably. Wo have had five children, ward warmer regions. Fourth, That tho tonus ot dyspepsia, indigestion, consti
thrco of whom died in infancy, tho other return of birds to their breeding stations, pal'ton, impurity of blood, torpid liver,
two, a boy 1 years of ago and a girl of
7 years, have always been quite puny,
I -j ,1,1,, C.,,rt T ...a
a medical work that npuku ot iron
being eiwcnual to lue, that the want
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iron iu tho blood was tho principal cause
of ill-health. Shortly afterward 1 saw
an advertisement of Brown's Iron Hit-
ters. I determined to try it for myself
trv it for myself
t lias far exceed
and family. The result
ed mv greatest anticipations. Myself,
who auii ciiiiiireii nave an ymwu
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healthy and strong. Sores, aches and
iiains, headaches, indigestion and sleep
lessness, lormeriy so common iu
Iniuily, trouble us no more. Kvery not.
tie is worth its weight in gold,
A Western coroner's jury returned
verdict that death was caused by expos
ure. "What do you mean? ' asked a rel
ative. "Thero nro two bullet holes
the skull "Just so," replied the
ner, "ho died from exposure to bullets.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XV, NO. 4
COLUMBIA DRMOCKAT, VOL. XLV1, NO, j
Firs of tlio Tritgrnlih.
If you will kick or pound on a telegraph
pole or place your ear against ono on a
windy day, what will the noiso remind
you off A hive of becsT Precisely. So
it does tho bears in Norwny. Hears nro
passionately fond of honey, and when
in ono of tho wild districts Bruin hears
tho humming of tho wires he folio ws
tho sound to the post where it is loudest
nud begins to tear away the Rtones
heaped round tho poles in rocky soil to
steady llieni, in order to get nt tho hive
which ho imagines to be there. Iu his
disappointment and disgust lie usually
leaves savage marks of his claws in the
wood. Nor is ho tho only victim of the
wires. In tho Kleotrie" Exhibition nt
ParU they show tlio top of a thick pine
telegraph pole through which a wood
pecker has drilled a hole several inches
in diameter. The bird had apparently
pciehed on the pole and taken the hum
ming of tho wires for the buzzing of a
nest of insects in the wood, and had set
himself manfully or birdfitlly to dig
them out. Wolves will not stay in Nor
way where telegraph lines nro built.
It was formerly the custom to protect
farms by pla'nting poles round them
strung with cards, something like rabbit
snares, and gradually the wolves came
to respect tlieso precautions, so that a
lino stretched across the neck of a penin
sula would protect the whole district.
The wolves lake the telegraph for anew
and improved snare, and promptly leave
the country when a lino is built. On our
own treeless plains the buffalo hails the
telegraph pole us an ingenious contri
vance forliHovvnbonolit.JLikc all cattle,
ho delights in scratchiiighimself, anil,
he goes through the performance so en
ergetically that he knocks doivn tho
post. An early builder of telegraph
lines undertook to protect the posts
by inserting brad-awls into the wood,
but the thick-skinned buffalo found the
brad-awl an improvement, as affording
him a iiewsensation, and scratched down
moro poles than ever. In Sumatra the
elephants are systematically opposed to
telegraph linen, and at least twenty times
a year make raids on them. In May,
1870, the elephants tore down the poles
for a distance of several furlongs and hid
the wires and insulators in the cane j'un
gle, and for three nights in succession
they lepeated tho performance as regu
larly as the repairers rebuilt the lino du
ring tho day. The monkeys and apes
are about as formidable enemies, as they
use the wires for swings and trapezes
and carry off the glas insulators as val
uable prizes; then, when the repairer
goes to correct the mischief, he may be
pounced upon by a tiger or driven up
the post by a mad buffalo. In .Tapau
the special enemies of the telegraph are
the spiders, which grow to an immense
size and avail themselves of the wires as
an excellent framework for their webs.
So thick are the cords the Japanese spi
deis spin that often, especially when
they arc covered with dew, they serve to
connect tho wires with each other or the
ground, and so stop them from work
ing. In the sea the wires arc not any
safer, as a small worm has developed it
self since cables came into fashion which
bores through iron and gutta-percha,
and so destroys a wire worth millions of
dollars. When a great storm comes on
in the centre of the ocean and the cable
breaks while it is being laid or threatens
to break, no one is alarmed. They fast
en the cable to a buoy and come back
afterwards and pick it up, or if it is at
the bottom of the sea they drop a dredge
with a liiilc or so of rope, and fish out
the precious thread, as large as one of
your lingers, almost as easily as you
would fish iii a penny from the bottom
of a tub of water with the tongs. But
the little worm no bigger than a needle
is more foiniidablo than the elephant on
snore or the hurricane at sea.
the Migration of lllnls.
It is a popular belief that birds, espec
ially certain northern species, which in
winter suddenly appear in temperate lat
itudes with or just before heavy storms,
as well as various kinds of wild fowl,
have the ability to discern approaching
changes of the .veather. While this idea
lias often been treated by scientific writers
as faiu'ifiil,accuiiiulativo evidence shows
that it has a basis in fact. Among such
evidence may be mentioned the monthly
weatherreports ot tho I nited Mates sig
nal service bureau, in which, under the
head of miscellaneous phenomena, refer
ence is often made lo tho movements of
birds. From these reports it appears
that the southward migration of geese
and other water fowl usually pieeedes,
often only a few hours, the approach of
heavy stouns and a sudden and very
great reduction of temperature, which
tliev often wholly avoid by keeping in
ulvaiiec of tho change. Instances oi this
aro too frequent to lead to any other
conclusion than that birds have the pow
er ot recognizing approaching changes
of weather. It is also well known that
many birdslisplay great restlessness just
before the occurrence of severe storms,
and that some species move southward
in large nights to regions of less severity.
The general laets and conclusions pre
sented in the foregoing remarks nay be
thus bricllv summarized: First, That the
habit of migration resulted from changes
of climato occurring at a not very remote
geological period. Second, That every
gradation exists between species the
most widely roving and thoc which aro
strictly sedentary; and that even repre-
sentatives of the sanio species may In
either migratory or sedentary, according
io wneiner inoy occupy as breeding sta
tions tho northern or southern portions
of the common habitat. Third, That
failure of food induces a movement to
which arc their only true homes,
prompted by tho reoce'iiirenco of the
I I jaii jif i.vAoe.iolm.. .,! ..1..,,.... 1 n
as lection. imIUi, 1 hat thoy usually jmrMio worst nicer, imntock blood JMters
ot uennuo routes, and aro guided in part
1,,'rim 1 1 Hill 1 .HU iiiinl'u n 1... .w.. .......
prominent limdiniiiks, or by
aud in part by "instinct" or ii
peiience. Sixth, That erratic
are the lesultof transput tntioi
are the lesultof transput tntiou by storms,
Seventh, That birds discern the nn-
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V. A. Scratch, druggist, Huthveti.Oiit.,
writes: "1 havo tho greatest confidence
in your Burdock Blood Bitters. In one
easo with which l am personally no
(lunintcd their success wns almost incred
ible. One lady told mo that half a bot
tle did her more good than hundieds of
dollars' worth of incdieino bho had pre
viously taken. Piico 1.00, hinl sizo 10
Two Indies. a. ixi
Three Inches,, 1.0:1
ouartcr column.... urn
Half column ,'.1n.(
uuo column.,, so.no
Four incncs... B.no
Yrnrlr ndTirtlsrinpM nirni-te nuarlerly.
lent advertisement mtut ! n Id fur before ki no I
except whero parties It.ivp mounts.
Iitn1 advertisements 1 1" dollars per Inch fur Ihren
Invrtlona, and nt that r n toi additional innrrtlom
without reference to length.
Kxcculor'g, Admlnlstifltor's, and Auditor' no'-om
thnc dollar. Muit uc paid tor v hen Inserted.
Transient or Local notices, ten celils a line, rcirulw
advcrUscmouti half raid.
fardt In the "HuslnnHS Directory" column, one
dollar per year for each line.
The Art of Dressing.
So important did tho Sybarites con
sider tho dress of women, th.it when they
invited them to a banquet they did fo
a year ahead, that they might have am
ple time to preparo their toilet. lTnliko
tho Sybarites wo are apt to regard
woman's dress ns among tho minor con
siderations of life, and think thnt
all timo given to its study is wasted
time. Dress, which may bo regarded as
an element of nit, is worthy of respect
and attention. It is a study worth pur
suing, for the mind that regards dress
from an artistic point of view is natu
rally led to the contemplation of nrt in
its more extended teachings. ( When
dress becomes nn art study, it is no
longer viewed ns the means of ostenta
tious display, or of shallow vanity, but
is a teacher who loads tho pupil into the
domains of the graceful, tho attractive
and the beautiful. Dress being a legit
imato source of charming, it should not
bo regarded as of less importance than
beauty of faco or figure. It is one of
the chief elements of pleasing a very
important element ns all realize when
contemplating a well dressed woman, or
one otherwise. To dress well is not, nee
essarily, to dress showily or expensively.
Perfection of dress can bo obtained with
out the aid of glitter. Tho temple of
tateisiiot painted, and gilded, nnd set
upon a shining height, dazzling tho be
holder with Byzantine splendor To
dazzle is not the legitimate aim of dress.
"I know that she was well dressed," said
Dr. Johnson, in speaking of a lady, "for
I do not remember what she had on."
Of course there aro seasons when elegant
and glittering dress is becoming aud ap
propriate; and the study of dress points
out tho times and places.
gamecock ought to be good eating.
Does not the poet say: "Hie bravest
are tho tenderest?"
A secret society of women in Concord
is called the "Order of Select Doo-Doos."
Must be an lesthetic hay fever crowd.
Doo iiddcrly doo doo, you know.
Inexpressible woe: "Are you feling
very llu asked the physician! "let me
see your tongue, please. "its no use,
loctor, replied the poor patient! "no
tongue can tell how bad I feel."
V high compliment: Jones "What
did vou think of my argument, Fogg?"
Fogg "It was sound! very sound.
(Jones is delighted) Nothing but sound,
in fact (.lones reaches for a brick.)
But few persons are aware of the great
amount of grapes raised in New Jersey.
Alfred bpecr is known to bo the largest
wino grower cast of the Kooky moun
tains. His l'oit Grape ine is the best
and is considered by physicians and
chemists as the best wine to be procured.
For salo bv C. A. Ivlenu, druggist,
Curiosity is sometimes easily satisfied.
If you want to know whether tho hornets
are at home, just tap on the nest and
they will come out and tell you.
A Nevada man announces that he has
invented a lying machine. If he thinks
he's struck anything new he's mistaken.
We've had gas meters for a long time.
A KIND WOllb OF ADVier..
If you feel yourself growing weak,
your strength failing, the natural func
lion of the body becoming impaired,
take warning in time: your system needs
Iron, which, when combined with proper
vegetable extracts, produces a tonic of
rare medicinal effect. Such a remedy is
Brown's Iron Bitters. Buy it of your
druggist and do not be persuaded to
take a substitute, for Ibis is tho only rem
edy which gives permanent strength. It
contains no alcohol, nor does it blacken
the teeth. It receives the universal en
dorsement of clergymen, physicians,
and all who have iiiod it.
Some men when they go to church
never think of studying the frescoing on
the ceiling until the collection plate is
being passed around.
Ayer's Hair Vigor restores the color
and stimulates the growth of the hair,
prevents it from falling off, and greatly
increases its beauty. It has a delicate
and lasting perfume, its ingredients aro
harmless and lor the toilet it is une-
A shoit meter wedding A young
clergyman iu Iowa recently mariied a
couple in the following brief niannei:
"Do j on want to have one another?"
Both replied yes. "Well, then, hao
A Nevada school teacher died theoth
or day, and the local papers announced
it under the head, "Loss ot a haler.
tii'isoM' vi. ii:i'iii)iuvr.
Warranted not to contain a single par
ticle of mercury or any injurious or min
eral substance, but to consist entirely of
medicinal roots and herbs which is the
reason Simmons Liver Kegulator is so
effectual yet so harmless..
"This medicine is acknowledged to
have no equal as a liver medicine, con
taining thoo Southern roots and herbs
which an nllwiso Providence has placed
in countries where liver disease pro
ails." "Baltimore ICpiscopal Methodist."
4 Washington widow excuses herself
(mm u-.x.nm.r n ii,ft nr.,.n.in nf !,.
husband's funeral, declining that crving
- always madu her nose bleed
As being a certain cure for tho worst
is disordered kidneys, etc., and as a mcdi
sea - ui"-' for eradicating every species of hu-
,.f I llini' fl'IIU fl tl I I r. ti t.ii.tt.lm rv ilm
by Isuhiuh unrivaieu. rneo m.uu, trial hi.o
Sitting Bull is horrible ugly. An of
ficer showed him a looking glass Uiu oth
er day and frightened tho old man so
that ho rushed up to headqiiaiters and
surrendered himself six times in ten
Tho past tonso of beo hive is beo
hoove. If vou don't boliovo it sit on ono
and seo if it don't behoovo you to
Jacob II. Bloomer, Viruillc, X. Y
writes: "1 homas' lioleetrio Oil eunda
badly swolen nick nud sore tlnn.it in
loity-olglit hour. My wite was also
cined of a hiino foot in twenty four