The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, February 24, 1882, Image 1

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vfle Coltinli)ih;i.
'oi.vmhia tiKxnriUT, tar or Tin noktii, unit
mis, ronlldatod.)
Inrd Wrrkly. rrry Friday Morning, kI
M.OOMSmmtl, t'Ol.UMMA CO , '.,
at two dollar iwyonr. To nutwrlbeni out of tho
rnnnty tho term, nro Mrlrtly In Advance.
trsa paper discontinue except nt Hit1 optkti t
ttin DublMier, mull nil itrrciirw n nro paid, but lou
continued credits will not be Riven.
All papers dent out of the Htatc or to distant lt
omen must tic paid for In advance, union a nnuon
Hblepernon In Columbia county amuniBi to pay Ito
subscription duo on demand.
POSTAOK Is no lonKcr exacted from RutNciUcni In
the county,
Ttie Jobbing Department of tlio Colcmbi t rcry
complete, and our Job Printing will compare favora
bly v. li h that of Uio lawo cltlcK. All work dono on
abort nptlco, neatly nnd nt moderate prices.
0. t, ELW2LL, t)...,u(
J. K. BirrSNBENDEB, i s "P"""'
TnontasioNAi, cakds.
Colchiiah nciLMfca, tii&omsburr. r
Membr ol the I'Bltn.i States Law Attocltttoa,
CoCentbm mde in sujr part of America or Europe.
A ttoi'noynt' I .aw.
Office, sqcond door from lit National Dank.
nLooMsnuuo j-a.
iimoi- in Enfa iioilhivu.
Moomtturg, Pa,
met on street, tint door below CourtHouM
J!!N m i:lark,
ifflw nrer Schuyler Hardware Store.
OOlceln nrowor'nbulldtnir, second No.l.
Mloomiburir, ra.
Offlco cornor of Centra and Main Streets. Clark's
Can be consulted In German.
Tho uptown Clothier, lias Just received a fine line
of New Good), nnd Is prepared to mako up
For Men and Hoys In tho neatest manner nnd Latest
Hnts, Gape, &c
Always on hand. Call and Examine. EVANS' 1ILOCK
Corner Main and Iron streets,
pljjmIO gas fitting!
lias rjurchaaed the ato kntid liistnenaof 1. ltniftn-
bucb, and Is now picrated todo nil kinds of work
Inhlallne. l'lunitiinc nt a (nm mint- n specialty.
Tlnwatv, stoves,
lMqES ihd l-ErjErs,
In i treat vnrloiy. All work dono by
Main Street corner of Kast,
Itl.OOftlMtl'IUJ, IVt.
lll.OOitlHIUJIlC, PA.
May bo found In 11UCK ALEW'S OFFICE, near the
Court IIouso. Sept. 10, '81, e-m.
Announces to tho public that Le Is prepared todo
ail Kinas oi
Custom Tailoring,
promptly and nt reasonable prlci s. Now Is the sea'
son for a
And Tlnolej'8 the rlacc to get a rropcr fit.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Shoo OTcr lllllmeycr's Grocery. Corner of Main and
centre airccia,
New Coluxbuh UuiLDiNO, Moomsburff, I'a.
Member of tho United States Law Association.
Collections mado In any part of America or Europe
Notary Public
A ttorneys-at-Law.
onice In llnrlmau'u Block, corner Main and Mar
ket streets, Uloomsburg, Pa.
IfiyVuton and Bounties Collected.
M imifat Hirers of
Carriages, Ensgl;s,Phactcns Sleigh:, Platform
.V'aons, kt.
First-class Vtuik ulwnjs on li md.
Vcfs i educed to suit the times.
Offlco In Urowor"s Block, one door below Brockway
Ofllcelnll.J.ciakr'jliiilidlnir. Becond'.Boor, first
uoortome iciu
Oct. 8. so.
Tho Highest Market Price in Cash
Lcittlirr nml alioe Tlmllng More
Main SritEET, Or-rosrrc Stonu,
April 8, 'SO-ly
Ofdco In Mrs. Ent's Building, third door from Main
street. Mayao.'ai.
omco with lion. C. It. Buckalow.
Momberottho American Attorneys' Association.
Collections mado In any part of America.
Jan. s, 18S9.
Jackson Building, Rcoms 4 and 5,
May, 41. BERWICK, PA.
collections promptly made and remitted. OOlce
oposit? uauwisst ueposit uaoa. !""
ry ii. rhawn,
Catawlssa, Pa.
Office, corper of Third and Main Streets.
A L. FRITZ. Allorney-at-Law. Office
In Brockway's Building,
Junes, "il.
T BUCKINGHAM, Atlorney.nt.Lnw. Of-
JL v nco, urocKways uuuaing ist noor, nioornB
ourtf, renn a. may i, nu-i i
CU. BARK LEY, Office
, In .Browcr's building, snd story, ltooint i&i
I B. ROBI80N, Attorney-at-Luw OfEcs
I , In II artmaii'u building, Main street.
DK. W.M. M. REBER, Surgeon and Physi
clan, omco Markot itreet.
T K. I
O t clan,
vu r n a... M J ih :
umco unu itcsiaencu on lairu DvriTb
T B. McKELV Y, M. D., Surgeon nd Phy
(J slclan, north side Main street, below Market.
Oct, I, i.
omco, North Market street,
Bloomsburg, Pa.
Main street, opposite Episcopal Church, Bloom)
nr Teeth eitracted wlthont pain.
Oct. l. w.
All styles of work dono in a superior manner, work
naunmcuua rcpn-seuivu. 1JKTUC1TKA0T
d without Pain by tho uso of (las, and
freoot charge when artinclal teeth
are Inserted,
unice over Bloomsburg Banking Company,
7o be open at all hourt during the day.
Not. s3-ly "
sewing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re-
airea. uri iiousi uuuding, Bloomsburg, Pa.
TAVID LOWENBERO, Merchant Tailor
l j Mam hi., aoove central Hotel.
1 S. KUHN, dealer lu MeTt7 TallowT
L. Centre street, between Second and Third.
Tonsorial Artiet,
sairalnat his old stand under KYCllANdE 110
TKtLand has as usual a FIKST-class BAHUlilt
SHOP, lie respectfully sollclta the patronage of
lnlylt.'BQ-tt r
iArge and convenient sample rooms. Bath rooms
Uot ana cold water, and an modern convenience
Paper Hanging.
Is prepared to do nil kinds of
Plain and Ornamental
All kinds orriirittliu v IU'alrd.
mill mndo ns rckkI n iev.
Bitlmatoa Made on all Work,
WM. V. I'.nniNE.
The niidiTalsrned nul his I'lanlnc Mill on
Itallroad street, lu ilrst-ciass condition, Is prepared
to do all kinds of work In his line.
furbUhtd ul riusunablerrlccii. All luiubi r used ts
well seasoned and iioui- t in bkiilrd are
furnished on api lli ntluii, I Ian- und i-pccltlcatloui
prupareu uyau experieueeuuruuKuiiiMii.
fsi.ui i.i t.tu;,
i:!omiinIiiii k, ra.
These olii roHroiUTiONfl are well soasouoa hi aire
and fire tsstkd and have never yot had a loss set
tled by any court of law. Their assets arc all Invest
ed lu soLio esccRiTissand are liable to the hazard
of mi only.
Losses rxoxiTLT and uoNidrtv adjusted andi paid
as soon as determined by CnaiSTUN P Kxtrr, ai sc-
Tha oaoolB of Columbia county should ixiitonlio
One Inch
Two lnelwi...,
Three Inches..
J'our Inches...
ouarter column..
Half column..,
one column ...
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3 tot
3 00 MiO
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100 1100
no) mi
10 to IS 00
1100 4100
30 00 1190)
IS 00
18 01
20 00
Yearly advertisements payablo quarterly. Tran
sient ndiertttrmonts mint bo paid for before inserted
except where parties lmvo accounts,
Wnl ndverllscmcnU two dollars per Inch for three
Insertions, and ntthat rato for nddltlonal Insertions
without referenco to lenKtli.
Executor's, Administrator's, nnrl Auditor's notices
three ilollors. -Must bo paid for when Inserted.
Trnnslentor Ixail notices, ten cents n line, regular
advertisements halt rates,
Cards In tho "Business Directory" column, or.C
dollar per year roreacn line.
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soronoss of tho Chost, Gout,
Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell-'ngs and
Sprains, Burns and Scalds,
Gonoral Bodily Pains,
Tooth, Ear and Hoadacho, Froslod Feot
and Ears, and all othor Pains
and Achos.
No l'rrpn ration on earth equal FT. Jacob Oh. m
a to fr, niirr. .lOjijifr and clicnp Internal Kcmedy.
A trial entail but the comparatlvily trilling outlay
ef no 4'enlH, and every one Fullering with pain
wti have cheap and poMtlvc proof of Its claim.
Direction lu Eleven language.
7!HfmoTV, 3ttl., V. t). A.
tir one nr Ihotr own citizens.
WO' '
tK Ml
CY. Muv i r'i new building, .Main street, Blooms
burg, I'a.
.Ktna Insurance Co , of lluriford, Conn. ' tt.w,!M
Itoyal of Liverpool 13,5'o.ouo
Uincalilre iu,(o,uou
Plro Asiectauon. nmaueipum
l'huinl.i.of London o,?6i),spj
ljndon & Lancashire, of England l,lo,9T
llarttorl of lluriford 3,'l3,ooo
sprlngileld t'lru and Marino li.osi.sss
As tho avencles ato direct, policies are written for
the Insured without any delay In tho onico at
Dlootnbburir, Oct. -W, '
Wild weather oulsldj nhore the h ave lltlps go,
And llcrce from alliptarteri the four winds blow
VIU weather and cold, nnd tho great waves sw!!,
With c'nsms bene illi them as black ns hell.
The watoM frjIU In Tittu p ay,
They d!h the deck! with an Icy spr iy,
The spent alls sl.lver. the lithe mas'.., rei 1,
And tho shcet.'d roncj aro as mmih ai steji.
Andoli.thittlijsiinr voru s.tte once more
W hero tho sweet Ife (.miles In tho c Atago ilooil
Tho little ojttag -, Itshlnes f ir
o'er Iho llki! tin polar star.
Tho m irlner tosed In th Ji vs tf death
Hurls at tho storm a d flxnt brcuh ;
Sho its to his mates through tho writhing foam,
Courage I plcaM! Ooil. o flialt bt win homo 1"
Frozen and haifrf rd and w'i and gray,
But rcsoluto stl'l ; 'lUtho sillor's way.
And porlnps at ths Uncy tho stern eyes dim-
Somebody's praj lag to night for him.
AH me, through Iho drench of tho bitter ruin,
Won brliihr tin picture that rises plain :
Suro In can vo, with her n errj look,
tils llttlo in Ata crooning her spclltng-biok ;
Tho baby cro.vs from tho cradle f Air i
The grandma nods In her easy-chair ;
Whlio hither and yon, with a quiet grace,
A wjman lilts, with an earnest face.
The klttin purrs, nnl tin kettle sings,
And a Uiinuless comfort tho picture brings.
Hough weather autstJe, but Urn Inds of b vim
Forever Ibats o or that Isle so calm,
O friends win read over lea n d toad
Ot tho wild night's work o.i tho storm-swept eoa.t,
Think Nthcn tho rcsiels nrc overdue,
Ot tho perilous voyage, the balllcd crew,
Of stout heatts battling for lovo nnd home
Mid the cruel blasts and (.urd.lug foam,
And breathe a ry r frcm J our happy lips
For those who m'lit go "to tin sea In ship.;"
Ask tlut tho sailor may stand ence more
Whcro Ih) s cct wife smiles a'. Iho cottage door.
Magnet E Swjiici; in Ifaipcr't Mayaziib
for I'tbrudi y.
Lycoming ot Muncy Peunhylvanla.
North American of I'lillaJe plila, Ha.
Prunklln ot " "
Pennsjlvanla ot " "
Farmers of York, Pa.
Hanover of New York,
Manhattan of New York,
onico on Market Street, No, 5, Moemsburg
oct. n, TlMy
bTf. sharpless,
Manufacturer of Plows, stoves and all kinds of
Castings. Largo stock of 'lluwaro, Cook Moves,
itnnin smtna. Sloven for huatluir hous
es churches, AO. Also, largo stock of repairs for
city stoves of ail kinas, wuoiesaie aim reiait.sucu as
Fire Drlck, Urates, L108, Centres, &e,, Move Pipe,
Cook Hollers, Spiders, Cake Males. Urgo Iron Ket
tles, Sled Soles, Wagon Boxes, all kinds of Clow
Mini, ktmil. tlnlm t'tautfir Kill,
A cold or mre iliront may net seem to
amount to much, nnd If promptly attended
to can easily bo cured : but neglect Is often
followed by coinninplloi. or illplitlierln.
No medicine has over been discovered which
nets so niileldy nnd xim-ly In such eases ns
prompt use of this iHt'tifuoWc remo)j ha3
saved thouiandi of lives.
not an rtprrlmrut. It has been befuro tho
public for furty j tni s, and Is mot valued
where It H best known.
A tew extii'els from voluntary testimonial
read as follows:
Pais Kim i:u li . Ik.-ii my IioukIioIiI rt mrdy for
cold for th.'i't twenty-n;cu jimm, uud uao
ncer huown It tn tail In ctleetlufr a cure.
U S. C'l:iiCKl:n, WI11Untllc N. Y.
l'or thirty ye ir I .vlu u-ed Pais lMi.LEn.nnd
found It h ueer.f Jllliu' rviiu-dy for cold uud toro
thrnat. llunox M:MAS. ...
lltte rccilud InmieiU. to relief from rolds and
pore thnut. imd coililer your I'ain Kn.i.rn au
tnMiluablu remedi . Ol:o, 13. livr.i.ETT, DlekillBOU,
N. Y.
I hue Ju-t rwwerid froin a cry ccpro cola,
which I line hid fur oiiu time. I could Kit no
reliif uutll 1 tried I ain Kii.i.ui, wlilih
re'leved me immediately. I will never UKalu bo
without it.'' O. I'oitCK. Lowmlep, Ol.
Hao t.e-1 Pain Kim i it in my family for forty luo never Uuonu It to full. lUSh-ox
Li:wm. VV'avneuliom, On.
I U irau U'Inir l'MN Kltl.i n In tnv faintly tnrnty.
he se.iniai.'ii uud h ive ni-eil lteeri.iliee.iiU(t uao
found no miillclue to uto ltd i' W. Uvui,
Drunvt-t. OactiU. N. Y.
lor vhooi'inir-couvh end ci-nnp It I tli liept
rrejiiLration mnilo. WowoiiMnct UnUtliout it
A. P. Iliicw, Liberty Mill", Vr.
l'or twtntv-iuo jear I hae t'.ffil Pain KittEn
for col.l anil cbai'j d Uph, r.i-d eeni-lder it the lut-t
iuediciiiecercauiwl.-Oi.o llooi'Hi.WIlmiiigtoii,
" I v.'aK!iffirIitiriecnly vlthbvoinhltlii.cndiny
throat wan lo iiiflniiitd 1 coud Fcaitely mu11ow
anvfooil. I mum ndvirdl totry our Pain Kit l.rn,
and nftcr tiklnir n lew dotes cs coini'kUly
Dr. Walton- wrlteii from Cihrtnn- Your Pain
Ktl.Li-it curei ilit htlieriu flid lore throat, loalana.
Inly i'ie;iilcnt liei-e. ai.d li:e not Itiii Liiowii to
fail in a tl-.K'.a Imtano1. 'lhl luit )ou thoidd
IiinLe known tothe woild ...
Mri. rr.T.i 11.Mai.on' Mr'.lm: My irnsnAtal;cn
llolentlv Ki with dlpt'theila, Iiltrli fever, and cold
chill. Nn iinny iliildmi have ibid here, I wau
ofru'.d to cull a thj.'ielan, and tried jour Pain
Kilifii. I lo wan taken en hundav, and on
Wcdiiejdjv hi. thro-.t wn ilur. It a a won.
d.'rful cure, and 1 vrtsh it 1011I1I l knon to tho
IHior inother who are loi-iurf co many children.
Tor Chill and IVvcr I'AIN KII.MIH has
n leitu il. Itiurwheneverythlngelsefalls.
Delavs nro oiten dangemus. A bottlo of
Pais Kit.t.iuti'ii the houelabafeguardthat
no family should be h lttnut.
All druggists sell It nt 3t., 50c, nnd Sl.00
per bottle.
PERRY DAVIS &. SON, Proprietors,
Providonco, R. I.
stisiicct I tlid so iiiloiitlonnlly. Thu tilings Them I inatlo tlicin a short speech on tho
ho wanted I cciiurnlly hatl some trouble-, various suiieistitions of mankind, which
in oniiimr t mill I It oil no thu inlei va s I contciided had their orimn in invstcr
by uiiiaiksnboiittlio wealliutha country t loin faeU revealed from the otlier world
' thu mines, tho success of sonio niitl thu I by God's good irovidcnco for tho jiroteo
failure of others in a word, anything I Hon of tho innocent nnd the punishment
could think of lo indiieu conversation y of the guilty ( and, among other thing,
t watfliing him furtively all thu while. 1 lo , liow thu ghosts of their victims would
answered easily and readily,and yot witli often haunt tho inurderen, compelling
that' peculiar kind of reserve that was not them to reveal their crimes how land
' suggestive, or tending toward familial - and sea had been known to give up their
it v. Ilis replie., howover.ovinced a mill awful secrets and how it had been as-
1 nf iiiimiI nml mliin iltnn . mtil T lwitrnn fii ! HOrlnil tlint. If llin intiltv wrntnli ivurn in
i i .. i...t..- . .i.ti I ..t,..,. . i.: , ..., ii... ,.r ,t. ......
Silverware. Watches.Jewelry.ClecVf .4c
rcu 8 t-a
.J10XE MAXlUtE, ttc.
au klLiLs tit Watt hcP. ClDftp nr, rt ,TrvMr neat
U1U II) t3"H
nr. Il'irhost
uedicti authorities
testify to I la delicacy of
Unto and muc.11. Tor calo by PrujrirliU.
KblOI-w d ii j.foi
i'r- i an il by
tur circular, SuMlyUrUfe'tfit4uu.loouutr-fctoKK,si
nhutf I Shi ul
vJ tUIM. UVUI lft
ivriittiil. ftr I'm.
tocun-. 1'rvi aivilljy J.l MIIaIJ.1L M.lK.Hii Ardi
It. I'iliU , l'a. .Vn ytHUiH wuhuut hil wrtirr Kci J
( I'I I
CAI.I, and ski-:.
Select Story.
TH: MUltllKKKK'S OltllHAlt
I was alwas fond of the seieneoof
physiognomy. Krom my youth ii)) I was
noted for my proclivity for reading the
character of a man from his face ; and I
finally became such an adept in the art,
that I could occasionally mio.s tho very
thoughts of thu individual whoso coun
tenance I was studying.
Soon after the gold fever broke out, I
went to California ; and ibciv, I mti-t
confes-vtinong what else lliore was to in
terest me, I hud a grand opportunity for
exercising my skill upon alUoitsof laces,
seen under all sorts of circumstance.,
from the highest triumph of success to
the deepest despair of failure. I first
tried my luck at digging gold myself,
but soon tired of that ; and believing I
could make money faster and witli less
labor.I opeued a kind of a grocery and pro
vision store, and went regularly into tho
business of trade, buying most of my ar
ticles at Saciamento,getting thorn hauled
to my quarters, and disposing of them at
a fair advance to the miners and others.
My store, as I dignified my place ol
trade, consisted of a rude skeleton of
poles, with a sufficiency of cheap iniHlin
drawn over them ami pinned down to
the earth, and was i locked only with thu
most salable articles of 'which Hour,
pork and whiskey found the most ready
market especially whiskey, In thu dry
season it was very du-ty, and everybody
seenud to be dry with a thiist which
mere water would not ipiencli. If a man
was successful ho wanted wlii-key to
bring his body up to the altitude of Ids
spirits i if unsuccessful, ho wanted whis
key to bring his spirits up tt the altitude
of his body ; if it chanced to he a litlle
was viM-v hot. ho wanted whiskey to cool
cool.ho wanted whiskey to warm liim; if it
him: he needed whiskev in the morning to
make him bright and active; lie needed
whiskey at night to lest him and make
him sfcci) well : he wanted il whin ho
bouuht.and when he sold ; wln-n lie won,
and when lie lost ; when lu- stood tip.and
when ho sat th'Wn; in shoit, whiskey
as the great lvguialoi-uf all hiitn.i i feel
tug- the genuine nxn- uie ami con
st qurniiv 1 Hill ail im:n uusiuisa in
iow t!ns,tlioiinli somewiiai ureiuvaiu,
brings me to my story.
-UV store being Uio headquarters oi
that locality for wnwki-v anil p'ovisions,
was biounht in eiMitact with nearly
eveiy sieciimn of the iwif.i homo that
eiilun il into i hat region ; aim sucii an
other c iiulomi ration i-f Inli-.biack ami
r,d Mich anolhi r nii.vtnre of gentlemen
laliorer, mountain! ers, gaiubli rs, thieves
and assassins -it wnnld be hard to find
outside thi' limits of California Of
coinse 1 had a chanci- to study all soils
of faces to my houi's commit ; but hay-
nig, as 1 hiue said, tK0"iiie au adept in
the art, au oulinaiy e u den. .m e, or a
man governed ov oi din try passions,
whether gentle or brutish, did not inter
est me. I wnnteil to gel hold ot what is
U-imi'i! a charaelir or one whose exter
nal would give no indication of his.inler
ualto anv but a connoisseur or one-that
would leally puzzle voit to tell what lo
think of him.
Among the many, Mich a one I at
length fount). At first I did not uotico
liim did not think of him. At a casual
glance there was nothing to distinguish
him from the herd. Ho eamo in quiet
ly. unobtrusively, purchased a quantity
of Hour, poik au'd tea, paid for thu saino
in trolil dust. and went out about his busi
ness, lie repeated his visits at different.
intervals, pern qis somo nan dozen nines,
li'lore lie atltacted my attention lo any
thing peculiar in his appearance, uud
then I should have been nl it loss to say
what I saw more in him at lat than nt
lie was apparently about twiuty-livo
vears of aire, of medium lieiuht and slen
der figure, of a daik complexion, regular
lealiires, wun tiaiu, suaigiu nair, iiiuk
eves, and a beard that covered tho lower
nail of his face in nil of which there
was nothing lemaikaliie- nothing strik
inir. He was ouiei, not talkative hnd
nothing to say except about thu business
hu eamejon gut wiiaihe wanU'ti whi n l
was disengaged p lid lor what uegoi liKe
a treiitleman, ami uonorallv leliied witli
au ordinary "good-day," or some similar
And jet, ml mtvo said, ho began to
altraet my atteniion nt last, and I began
to wonder why, Was it because ho was
so quiet, reserved and gentlemanly, and
did not purcltaso whiskey like the rest
and occasionally get excited and bolster
ous 7 or was it because there was asontu-
thiiiLrnbout him I could not readily fath
oni t At all events, lie began to inteiest
mo in some wayi nml tho very lacl, per
haps, that I o dild uoi loll how or whv,
led mo into a closer scrutiny, a deeper
study, ot tho man.
Atlor Hits i prolonged, nis visits as
much ns I could without causing liim lo
invo him credit lor ueing a uiiiikoi'-
iierhaps a practical and sullish dreamer, I
if I may use a jiaradoxical term that best
expresses my idea.
I One dav, 1 scarcely know how, I
touched upon the general superstitions
of mankind, and to my surprise I saw
that at last ho was interested. His eyu
changed expression, and brightened, and
emitted a strango and peculiar gleam ;
and my attention being thus directed to
his eye, I n-)v betlio iglit mo tint I had
never seen ouo exactly like il one capa
ble of being po apparently open down to
thu soul while concealieg so much, It
was off its guard now the loor was
really open down to the ioul of tho man
au'd 1 looked in at thatdoor,tliat open
ing, and saw that thn soul of that man
was daika one? A nameless fear catno
over me a suange inriii passeo. inrougii
me, like an electric shock I felt au in
lernal shudder of dread. No wonder I
had not been nblo to read him before ;
he man had been wearing an impene-
rable mask.
I now had tho key to the mystery and
to him, and I used it. lie was interest
ed in superstitions bad men always are
because thev carry a hell of wild Ian
cits witli them. Thus it was with this
man. as I could see bv his eve, and I
could make his fancies work upon him
I told him stories of sorcery, witchcraft
and magic of ghosts, hobgoblins and
nevus tin no oecame paio wun icar,
breathed with compressed lips, and
trembled in spito of his great nerve and
It fjoud men, as I have said, are some
times superstitions, why, you ask, ditl I
think this man bad for being supersti
tious also? First, I answer, Incaii.S'i I
had accidentally thrown him off his gitaid
and read his soul ; and secondly, because
lie was not naturally nervous and credu
lous. Fear only had made liim so; and,
in one of his iron nature, fear could only
arise from the self convicted knowledge
of a past wicked deed. Thu man was
oven then a criminal.
lut let mo hnstcn to the ih iioue
ment. It chanced that no other person was
present when tho conversation occurred
about tho supeistitious fancies of men,
and as soon as we were interrupted by
tho entrance of another customer my
dark visitor left somewhat abruptly.
After lliat ho did not come as often as
before, and never seemed much at ease,
ami never renewed the conversation that
had so agitated him, and never, in fact,
entered into any otlier than ho could
possibly avoid. I kept my thoughts to
myself, but ma lo some casual inquiries
about him, and learned that he had been
so fortunate as to secure a capital ''lead,"
from whiult,-with his paitner, another
young man, lie was taking out gold in
quantities that promised lo enrich both,
and that both had the good will and es
teem of all who knew thein.
One dark night, about three or font
weeks after this, I was startled from my
sleep by wild, prolonged shrieks, and
ciies of:
"Murder! murder! help! help!"
I jumped up, s.-ized my revolvers, and
darted out iulo iho open air. Tho cries
and screams still continued, coining from
a point on the bend of the river about a
hundred rods below. In a minute I was
joined by live others, all well armed, and
together wo ran as hard as wo could to
tho plaeo from which the alarm proceeded.
When wo arrived there, at least thiily
men were collected in and around the
tent of tho dark man I have been de
scribing, and ho himself it was who had
given the alarm. His paitner and com
panion had been murdered and lobbed,
and ho himseli had been slightly cut
across tho face and gashed on the loft
arm, and ho was all excitement, lumen
ting his dearest triend, and avowing
vengeance, against the assassin. It was
some time befo.o we could get at tho par
ticulars ; and then wo learned that both
had been sleeping side by side, when
in unknown robber had crawled under
the canvas, stabbed one the heait, ami
had taken a largo bagof gold from under
his head. With this ho wasesoipini;
when tho pieseni narrator awoku and
heized him, and received tho wounds
which had compelled liim to relinquisl
his hold. Li'Mits were brought ; and
there, suro enough was the bloody con
lirinatiou of all that had been related.
I shall not attempt to portray tho in
tense excitement, tho wild rago and cmi
stornation, which this daring murder oe
casioned. Everyman felt that, if the
assassin escaped without his just punish
inent, there would no longer bo security
ior any one in our hitherto peaceful and
1 met valley.and solemn oaths wero taken
to hang thu wretch if found, upon tho
nearest tree. A largo reward was otter
ed for his detection, anil every gambler
that had over been seen about thero was
nioro or less suspected; and I buliovo that
had anv man been arrested on the I ol
lowing day, ho would have been hun
first and tried afterward. I said less than
any, for I had my own suspicions, anil I
contrived my plot in sjcret, making
confident of no one.
1'liu murdered young man was as tie
cently buried as tho surrounding circuin
staucis would permit ; and then his com
paulon, my superstitious liiend, grew
moody Willi gneJ, retuseil to work In
"lead ' anv more, and proposed sellinj
olV his rocker and tools and quitting tho
country altogether. 1 think ho would
havo gono at once, only that I told him
it would not look well to leave without
an effort somu
people might bo nialioious enough to say
no kiiuw sumetiiing oi tuo niatier ami s
gei mm iiuo iroiiuio. no iiirned verv
pale and declared that ho would stnv
year if by that means ho could discovei
tho assassin ot lus dear, dear friend
On tho second afternoon following tho
tragedy, almost every individual lu thu
vicinity, tho friend of tho murdered man
among tho rest, assembled at my stoic at
my particular request. I had told them
I had something to communicato con
corning tho foul tleod, nml tlisiiJI thought
It no unlikely I might give them hoiiio
clue lo tho assassin,
i nen nil had collected, ami airangei
tiieiiiseives, in it semi-circle uciore my
place his hand upon tho body of tho man
he had secretly slain, the wounds would
bleed afresh.
"And now, gentlemen," I continued,
"I hold in my hand as suro a test as any
1 have named. I Ins simple egg, so (air
lo tho view, contains the murderer's se
cret. Lot him but tako it in his hand,
and tho frail shell will crumble to pieces
and show to all that it is tilled with tho
blood of his victim. You will oxcusomo
gentlemen for putting you all to this
test. Wo do not know each other s se
crets tho murderer of tho young man
wo buiied yesterday may bo among us t
but only tho guilty need fear the trial
tho innocent will surely pass the ordeal
As I said this, I fixed my gaze upon
my dark visitor, my suspected man. I
ne'ver saw a nioro wretched and ghastly
countenance, nor a greater struggle in
any living being t keep a calm and un
moved exterior.
Tho egg began its round. Some took
it gravely, somu lightly, some turned
slightly pale, and some laughed outright.
Hut on it went, and eamo never and
nearer to tuo man for whom was inten
ded. I could see that ho was trembling
that his very hps wero getting white.
"It is your turn now I" I said atlongth
in a cold, severe tone.
"Mine i he answered.!with a ghastly
attempt at a smile. "Wliy-why-should
1 1 take it f l'oor Wilson was my
my friend !"
Jet hun prove so now! 1 said. "All
eyes, aro upon you. lake tho ordeal sent
by heave-', ami prove your innocence if
you can
tie glanced hurueilly around. All
eyes were indeed upon him, and with
looks of awakening suspicion. Ho made
one despaiiiiig effort to be calm, gulped
his breath like one choking, and seized
e latal egg with trembling hands.
The next moment it was crushed to
alonis,aiid his hands were wet and stain
ed as if with human gore.
wild yell burst from tho crovd.
desuairitigshriok came from thelips
of tlio guilty wretch ; and failing rather
than sinking, down upon his knees, ho
cried out:
"God of mercy, forgive mo ! I did kill
lim ! I did kill him ! for his gold ! his
gold! Oh, cursed gold! Oh, God of
heaven, forgive mo !"
ud how many before lutn'f de
manded I.
"Threo ! threo ! Oh, God of mercy,for-
'IVO mo !
There was another wild veil, or rather
howl, of fury a rush like wolves upon
their prey and tlio poor wretch was
seized, almost torn limb from limb, and
dragged furiously away.
In less than ten minutes lrom his con
fession he was dangling from a neigh
boring tieo swinging by his neck.
bo died the murderer, whoso name 1
have suppressed because ho had respec
table friends who are still living.
I will only add, that, believing hun to
be guilty, I had previously prepared tho
egg, putmig red coloring matter into it,
expecting to seo him crush it through
his siiperstititious tears ol a supernatural
They ottered me tho promised reward
for the detection of the murderer but
this 1 declined. Justice was all that I
had sought, and this I had obtained.
Orkntdl Casket.
fha (Ineltln Community.
Tho Guiteait trial has again brought
into prominence an institution which
sinco the death of its founder, has declin
ed in importance, and is, in tho leading
respects lor which it was brought into
being, dead. Even his rare vocabulary
of abuse seems to bo inadequate to ex
press Guitcaii's intense hatred of tho Com
munity into which, ns thu result of his
fathers itilliionce nnd authority, ho enter
ed while a young man. That tlio Oneida
Community and John Humphrey Noyes
i.! ., ..r .. r..t .i ' i f..
aiu uujv;i;in ui ii luui iiiuueiicii iis-iiis-siii n
objurgations is not, in itself, anything
against cither of them; but wo fear it will
ho found, in briefly roviowing the life of
its founder and of the principles of tho
Uoiuiniinity which ho created, that Uni
te. was tho worse mm for his retire
ment from the world, and that, whether
by an abuso of tho practices nt Oneida
or not, some degree of tho depravity
which culminated in the murder of Pres
ident Garfield is traceable to tho murder
er's stay with tho singular people whoso
leader and peculiarities of belief and life
lorm tho subject ot this bnct sketch.
Wo will, first of all, give an account
of Noyes, tho enthusiast, wlioso strong
individuality was tho sourco and the
tountaiti ot ltto to 1'erlectionisni, by
which general nanio tho principles of tho
Oneida Community are known.
John Humphrey Noyes was born nt
Hrattleboro, Vt., m the year 1811. His
parents were in good circumstances, and
rehned people, and their son early gave
promise ot tho capacity lor a studious
and devout life. After receiving his do
gree at Dartmouth oollege, young Noyes
read law for a while, but tho bent of his
mind was towards theology and tho lifo
of a foreign missionary. Accordingly
ho relinquished the law and began tho
study of theology at Andover, from
whenco ho removed to Yalo.
At New Haven, Conn., he encountered
n rovivalistic teacher, who found in him
a disciple apt to fanaticism and with tho
originality and the strength of will to
give it a new direction and to make it
aggressive and ot moment in that
most wonderful chapter of history which
tells tho varied and complex talo of tho
struggle of universal human nature to bo
right with God. Mr. Noves was about
twenty-three vears of ago when, as ho
expressed it, lie "landed in a new exper
ience and now views of the way of sal
vation, which took the name of perfect
ionism." This experience was succeeded
bv his removal to Putney, Vt., where
his father then resided, and was in busi
ness as a banker. Thero ho preached
and wrote and published for several
years, and in 18:13, when twenty-seven
old, married Harriet A. Ilolton, a young
lady of good family, who had been pre
viously influenced to adopt his peculiarly
religious views. It is by no meaii3 re
markable that tho young teacher's prin
ciples were adopted but slowly. In 1S47
his congregation numbered only about
10 persons Ho was in correspondence,
however, with people far and near, who
recognized in him their leader. Two
years before this date, Noves' views of
tile relations of the sexes had been pub
lislied, and, in 1810, lie was at the head
of a small community at Putney, from
whence local persecution drove him in
1818 to settle witli a number of followers
at Oneida, Madison county, N. Y. The
place of settlement was very uninviting,
consisting ot torty acres ot land, an tin
painted frame house, an old Indian hut
and an Indian saw-mill. This hole! move
preceded the practical adoption of com
lnunism by a number of people of llrook-
lyn, N. Y. Communities under Noyes'
direction were also begun at Wallingford
comprising nn elaborate system of com
mittco work, mutual co-oporatiou and
criticism destined to answer both for tho
perfection of labor undertaken and oi
nnrflnnnl rrlmr.ip.tnr. Tho Hiblo was re
garded ns "tho text-book of tho Spirit of
Go.l and good spirits wero behoved to
bo in constnnt communication with the
faithful. Prayer was restricted to tlio
individual and silent aspiration towards
the Dicty, nnd to tho child-liko repre
sentation of wants which faith behoved
would bo granted without limitation or
obstruction from tho operation of natu
ral laws or oilier causes. There- was no
preaching and the administration of tho
sacraments and tho obligation of tho
the Sabbath wero not observed. No
member of tlio community had temporal
interest in nny way separable from those
of his brethren and sisters. Tho com
munistic idea was thoroughly carried
out,cxtending. as wo have seen, to tho
relations of flic sexes.
Tlint such an organization should havo
been originated and should have nour
ished to elcatli ot tuo singular man
who founded it is a remaiknblc instanco
of tho supremacy which a man of deep
convictions and strong will can acquire.
With tho death of Noyes a few years
ago the mainstay of tho organization do-
parted, i erieeiioiiistii, us hi; wujjm
died witli its first and last great teacher.
Dob lianlctto on hob Ingcrsoll.
In a lecturo beforo tho Young Men's
christian association of New York, 15ur
dctte, the Haickcyc man, talked of tho
pilgrimago of tho funny man in search
of fun, and told how and whero funny
things aro found, and how they aro
dressed up for tho newspapers afterward,
llaud-tnado fun, of that sort of which
hunting in tho dictionary for good words
upon which to build bail puns is a sam
ple, ho dealt with justly and severely,
lie spoke affectionately of Col. Ingcr
soil, whom ho had known, ho said, and
found to contain much that is good.
His success, tlio lecturer thought, was
owing to his overwhelming humor,
which made his audiences laugh at their
own dearest croeels. "And I believe,"
continued Mr. Burdctte, seriously, whilo
his audience was hushed, "I believe
Colonel Ingcrsoll's position is sound."
Thero was a moment' hesitation, and all
the tittering stopped. "I know," contin
ued the Bpcakcr, "it isn t tuo thing lo say
in this hall and to this audience ; but I
havo said it, and I won't go back on
anything I havo said. It appeared tor
a moment that Mr. llurdetto's candor
had got the better of his discretion. Ho
continueil; "But that is tho trouble
with Iugersoll; it is all sotinif, like a bass
drum, and no sense. Iho orthodox
audience was relieved and expressed it
selt in great laughter.
To Keep Hie Girls Warm.
A seal skin saequo costs fifty per cent.
more than it did live years ago. Seal
skins have not been worn more than fif
teen or eighteen years Fashion and tho
di-eovery of new methods of preparing
and dyeing, or first tliol utter and second
the former, brought them into use. Tho
seal fur, as seen heie, is the inner coat.
Win n on the back of tho seal, this Iiuo
fur is hid by coarso hairs, which aro re
moved by a process of paring down tho
under side ot tho skin. The color of the
fur as known to wearers is artificial. If
thu government had not taken measures
to protect the seal now wearers of seal
saeques would lu few in a sliott lime.
I ho ahetlaud seals wero once numerous,
but havo been exterminated The New
foumllaud seal is in tlio market, but is
inferior to the seal of Alaska. The is
lands of tlio liehriug sea aro the only
ones in tho world where seal catching
has great commercial importance.
1'roin Ii.h to I Hi (J thoseientiho world
knew nothing in regard to tho history of
tlio seal. Tho Smithsonian Institution
did not possess a perfect skin nnd skele
ton ot the seal, although thousands ot
men and millions of dollars have been
employed in caj)turing,dressing and sell
ing fur seal skins for the last hundred
years. Tlio vast breeding grounds
ordering on tho Antarctic havo been
entirely depopulated. I let ween tho years
Hi mid 1821 I,'';ii,:s7i sealskins wero
taken in tho Pribylou Islands j between
18J1 ami 1812, l.iH.flOS skins and lrom
1812 to 1801, !17:',0l)0 skins. In tho year
18C8 tho number of skins taken was
2-1 2,01)1). In 1870 only 9,905 wero cap
turcil. During tho last ten vears tho
eatcli lias been a little less than 100,000
per year. Tlio wholo number taken be
tween 1790 and 1880 was
kins. Tho seal catching is dono in Juno
and July. After that time tho fur bo
gun to "shed and is worthless. The
natives aro paid forty cents a skin for
their labor. Providence Journal.
A snoivball stopped an elopement in
Louisville. It was thrown by a boy in
the street, knocking oil' tlio hat of tho
driver of tho carriage in which tho run
away eouplu wero riding to a railroad
station, and thus causing just enough de
lay to make them miss thu train. Thus
hindered, thoy were caught nnd separat
ed by tlio girl's father.
fin p. lit i . i
i no siiowian in Austria ims been so
great that in many places tho drifts
reach Iho telegraph wires. During sonio
of iho storms, passengors and drivers
nave neeii compelled lo abandon stage
coaches nml seek Baletv
as best thev
i ;,,.. lZ.i t , 7 7 ' H"Smy ciiiiiug ineir way io mo near tvom ot whatever kind was well done,
omrifflM I est houses, leaving baggage lo ho dug 'and tho management of tho community
foiv,aid holding in my hand an egg 'out later. h wnH ,-emarkablv thriftv and complete.
and other places. In a few vears tho
original Oneida settlement had absorbed
all thu rest excepting that of Wallin
ford, which from 18.17 to tlio end of
Joyes dnys continued as a branch and
portion of that in which the prophet
himself resided, tho property of both
being united. Agriculture, horticulture,
several mechanical occupations and tho
learned professions engaged tho thriving
industry of the community, whose pro
ductions, whether of the iuduitrial
aits or of literature', manifested re
markable superiority. Wealth was
gathered apace In 1871, tho united
communities of Oneida and Walliugford
wero worth more than half a million dol
lars, owned in the neighborhood of nine
hundred acres of land, and had 2S!1
members, l.'ll of whom were males.
Noyes' first followers were New Eng
land farmers, to whom wero adtled, from
time to time, somu Americans and a few
English and Canadian people. A clev
erly edited paper, called the Circular,
was published tor many years, anil com
manded great attention' not only because
of its singular religious teaching, hut
lrom the general excellence ot lis stvle
tud its curious information about natural
history and other subjects of interest to
intelligent readers. Tlio Circular was
sent alike to those who could not pay, for
it, to tnoso who paid the stated subscrip
tion price, two dollars, and to those who
paid more to eke out the deficiency oc
casioned by the unproductiveness of tho
first class of subscribers.
Tlio men were dressed in ordinary cos
tume, the women in a bodici,looso trous
ers and a skirt falling just above the
knee. Short hnir is tho fashion among
women, who keep it cut just below the
fin, it i ii, ii mi iiiHuoseit, give it n not un
graceful cuil.
W ho a now member is received he or
she subscribes to the creed of tho com-
inunity and also signs au agreement not
to claim any wages tor labor while in
tlio community.
Wo have said that ISoyes was the
prophet of perfectionism Ho believed
ami taught tho peilectibllily ot human
nature, by which he linenut its develop
inent into i condition of perfect sinless-
ness. When this stage was readied, he
contended, the community of person as
of property was rightly observed. Co
habitation between couples was regu
lated by third parlies, and children born
of the union were numbered among tho
other possessions of the community. They
know no parents.
After being weaned thoy wero taken
lrom the mother nnd placed in the nttr
scry quarters of the community, where
both male and female "oare takers at
tended to their wants. An excellent
school was provided for their education
and youthful members of tho community
entered institutions of learning, Yale
and elsowhere, to study for law and
other professional occupations. All
worked systematically nnd cheerfully
nun wun numerous changes oi oecupa
tiou both for the sake of pleasure in va
riety and to iiierenso their efficiency
Tlio Centennial Skeleton.
what is i.urr or -run ExiiiinriON" ulii.p
ixr. noi'i: ov savint. a
In a few days there will bo nothing
left of the eastern end of tho Main Ex
hibition Building but the floor. Tho
north and south sides havo boon entire
ly removed, only the roof and skeleton
of the central aisle remaining. The
work of tearing away tlio structure ha
been pushed forward as rapidly as cir
cumstances would permit, a force of
from thirty to forty workmen being con
stantly employed. The iron girders,
rafters, trusses and supports have been
shipped to live different rolling-mill
firms in Pittsburg, a track having been
laid through the entire length of tho
building by tho Pennsylvania Hailroad
Company to facilitate loading. Tho
greater part of tlio woodwork has also
n sent to 1 lttsburg, whero it will uo
used in tho construction of mills and
iron works. Tho material of tho west
ern end will be rebuilt into railroad sta
Tho main square', on which rests tho
towers, is said to boas firm in line and al
most as perfect, with tho exception of
the floor, as it was in May, 1870. Thero
is said to lie a good chance that this
tart of the building will bo saved to
'hiladelphia, ns several persons interest
ed in tho success of the Bi-Centennial
exhibition havo lately been considering
tho advisability of purchasing tho square
and using it as an exhibition hall. No
definite conclusion lias yet been reached,
but it is expected that the matter will bo
brought beloro the next meeting ot tho
IM-Centciinial Association. The part
which was examined a few days ago is
one hundred and twenty feet square and
remarkably well put together, r-rom
each corner of the squaro tho spiral
stairways lead into tho towers.
lheso are three largo statues and one
gigantic galvanized iron eagle still in
tlio building. Forty eagles wero ship
ped last week to tho firm in Ohio that
manufactured them.
Odd Items.
Georco Washington never told a lie,
but it must bo remembered that ho enter
ed polities when tho country was very
No matter how prompt actors and
actresses may bo at tho theatre, thero is
ouo man who is always prompter.
A litllo Maine girl said it was "awful
cold" ouo day last week, "ten feet below
A man in New Jersey died because ho
could not tell a lye. Mistook it for whis
"Eve the Saleslady," a uopular play in
New York, will probably bo succeeded
by "Adam tho Ashgeiitleinaii."
"How many aro there ov yo's down
there!" shouted nn Irish overseer. "Five."
'Well, then, tho half of yo's como up
A perfectly safo elevator is in process
of incubation, wo aro happy to announce
I ueraid, do you mean to say that it
is in tho hatchway Boston Commer
cial Bulletin.
Tom Thumb has becomo a spiritualist,
but he is not a medium. 1 lo's much too
small for n medium. He's hardly half
medium. Norristo wn 1 lernld.
The valuo of Darbys Prophylactic
Fluid in destroying and counteracting
tho effects of contagious diseases can
scarcely be estimated, as miiull pox and
the like nro caused by certain germs
gaining a placo in tho human body. Tho
Fluid successfully combats and destroys
the therms before thoy fully do velop.there
by investing them of all power to harm,
'lhoroughly disinfect your houses and
every place with tho Fluid.